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“NO SNOW BALL” BENEFIT REHOBOTH CONTRA DANCE
Rehoboth Contra Dance will host a fundraising dane on Friday, August 25 at Goff Memorial Hall from 8 to 11 PM. Caller Lisa Greenleaf will lead all dances with preselected iPod music. Beginners of all ages, singles, couples, and families are welcome. Partners not necessary. Dances will be taught by caller. General admission: $10 for this fundraiser. For more info, call 508-252-6375. Contra Dance Website
NEED A NEW MATTRESS? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE FOR A GREAT DEAL AND HELP THE DRRHS MARCHING BAND
The D-R Marching Band Boosters are holding this first annual event on Saturday, August 26 from 10 AM to 5 PM in the DRRHS gymnasium. 50% off brand mattresses of all sizes in all price ranges, from $249 to $2,500 including single coil, pocketed coil, memory foam, gel, and latex. Also on sale will be mattress protectors, pillows and adjustable bases that are the latest trend in the sleep world. Each mattress comes with a box spring as a set. Delivery approximately 2 weeks following order placement. Please contact Lori Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FREE CONCERT AT THE GAZEBO WITH TONY FUNCHES
The Rehoboth Parks Commission invites everyone to attend a free concert “at the gazebo’ on the Redway Plain on Sunday, August 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Tony Funches, former lead singer of The Platters, returns to Rehoboth to put on a great show at the gazebo. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, insect repellant and whatever else you need to enjoy a warm summer evening listening to live music. Supported in part by the Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Parking available on the field.
CARPENTER MUSEUM HOSTS BOOK LAUNCH AND SIGNING WITH LOCAL AUTHOR HEIDI CHIAVAROLI
Join author Heidi Chiavaroli in celebrating the release of her debut novel, Freedom’s Ring, with a book signing at the Carpenter Museum on Thursday, August 31 form 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Heidi’s split-time novel combines past and present while portraying “authentic women finding boundless grace in Jesus.” A member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Heidi will read passages from the novel, answer questions, and sign books. A musical tribute from Heidi’s son, historical exhibits courtesy of the museum, and light refreshments and raffles will be included. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
ART HISTORY LECTURE AT THE LIBRARY
A free art history session will be presented to the community by Rehoboth resident Kellyann Erskine on Friday, September 1 from 7 to 8 PM in Goff Memorial Hall. The slide lecture entitled “Art History: Emotional, Spiritual & Social Catalysts” will present the world’s most marvelous artists throughout history and give insights into their interesting personal lives. All are invited to attend. Pre-registration not required.
REHOBOTH LIONS CLUB INVITES PUBLIC TO CLAM BOIL
The public is invited to the Lions Club’s popular clam boil to be held on Wednesday, September 6 at 7 PM at the Seekonk Rod & Gun Club, 61 Reed Street in Rehoboth. Tickets are $30 for a traditional clam boil. The Seekonk Gun Club is located at 61 Reed Street in Rehoboth. Please see any Lion for tickets or email Chuck Procopio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERYONE IS INVITED TO A FREE CONCERT AT THE GAZEBO FEATURING THE VILLANAIRES
The Rehoboth Parks Commission invites everyone to attend a free concert “at the gazebo’ featuring the The Villanaires on Saturday, September 9 from 5:30 to 9 PM on the Redway Plain. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, insect repellant and whatever else you need to enjoy a warm summer evening listening to live music. Supported in part by the Rehoboth Cultural Council, the local affiliate of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Parking available on the field.
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Rehoboth resident Michael Koussa, a Boy Scout in North Dighton-based Troop 3, is seeking the public’s help identifying local firefighters’ graves as his Eagle Scout Service Project for the Rehoboth Fire Department. Working with Rehoboth Assistant Fire Chief Mark Haskell and the Rehoboth Cemetery Commission, Koussa’s project consists of locating the graves, placing special firefighter recognition markers and firefighter memorial flags at gravesites. He is currently going through a roster of 121 past firefighters to locate their final resting places. Please visit Eagle Scout Project page for full information about Michael’s worthwhile project and a roster of firefighter names.
NEWS FROM REHOBOTH ANIMAL ADVOCATES
An impressive number of feral cats and kittens in Rehoboth, 75 to be exact, were trapped, neutered and released (TNR) since April. Nineteen of the felines went to the Rehoboth Animal Shelter to be adopted. In celebration of National Feral Cat Day , Rehoboth Animal Advocates (RAA) will host a breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, October 14 from 8 to 11 AM at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center featuring the culinary skills of “Chef Chico.” The public is invited. Donation is $10 per person. RAA will also have a booth at the annual Harvest Block Party on Saturday, September 16 rom 10 AM to 3 PM on the Redway Plain. Drop by to say hello, pick up a brochure or enter a raffle. The volunteer based organization always appreciated donations. If you shop Amazon, RAA is listed on the Amazon Smile program. A percentage of your order will go to the group. If you would like to donate items, the group always has a great need for disinfecting wipes, Fabreeze brand tall kitchen trash bags, and Yesterdays News brand kitty litter. Monetary donations can be mailed to Rehoboth Animal Advocates, P.O. Box 42, Rehoboth, MA 02769. New members are always welcome at monthly meetings, held the second Saturday at 10 AM at the senior center. RehobothAnimalAdvocates.org
GIRL SCOUTS COLLECTING OUTDOOR GAMES FOR BMS
Cadette Girl Scout Troop 247 have launched a campaign to collect new or lightly used outdoor games for students at D.L. Beckwith Middle School. The eighth-grade scouts are working on their Silver Award and hope to provide an array of sharable games for students to enjoy for “any future free times outside” during the upcoming school year. The following items are needed in bulk: all types of game balls, jump ropes (singe and double), hula hoops, Frisbees, and games that can be played by students outside such as checkers, chess, Corn Hole, Twister, Jenga, putting greens for golf, etc. A donation box will be located outside the school office. For more info, please contact Troop Leader Carol-Anne@comcast.net.
CARPENTER MUSEUM WELCOMES NEW COLLECTIONS MANAGER
The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society is pleased to announce Crystal Johnson has joined the Carpenter Museum team as part-time collections manager. A graduate of Simmons College with a Masters of Library Science, Johnson concentrated on archives management. Her past experience includes working at several museums and libraries including the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Pembroke Center Archive at Brown University. Her hours at the Carpenter Museum will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB ANNOUNCES FALL BAZAAR, SEEK VENDORS AND DONATIONS FOR ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
The Rehoboth Senior Citizens Club will hold their annual fall bazaar on Saturday, October 21 at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center from 9 AM to 3 PM. Along with lots of homemade gift ideas and baked goods, the kitchen will be open and two psychic mediums will offer readings. A chance for a prize at the “slot machine” will be given to anyone who purchases $10 or more of goods at the bazaar. There will also be “Craft, Trash and Treasure” space outside. Anyone can rent a space for a donation of $15 with a $5 deposit. Vendors must provide their own tables/chairs and remove whatever is not sold. There is no rain date. Please call Diana at 508-336-4195 for more info and to reserve a table space. Profits from this fundraiser support the club’s many activities for Rehoboth seniors. Donations for the bazaar (an item or gift cards) will be greatly appreciated. Please drop off at the senior center or call club president Lorraine Botts at 508-916-0971 for info or to pick up a donation.
OLDER 2017 BRIEFS . . .
RESERVE A BOOTH NOW FOR THE HARVEST BLOCK PARTY
The Rehoboth Town Events Committee will host the 18th Annual “Larry Procopio’ Harvest Block Party on Saturday, September 16 from 10 AM to 3 PM on the Redway Plain off Route 44. This annual free “Party for Rehoboth’ will feature dozens of booths, vendors, farmer’s market, live music, entertainment, food, and children’s activities such as a petting zoo, hayrides, tractor and train rides. As always, the town offers this event at no charge for admission or parking. Groups and businesses are invited to participate. Reservations are now being accepted for 12 x 12 display booth space through August 15. Please contact Mary Beth Moriarty at 508-252-9415 for more information about reserving a space.
CEMETERY COMMISSION SEEKS INFO FROM PLOT OWNERS
The Rehoboth Cemetery Commission is looking for information on plots sold by the Baker and Horton Cemetery Association for the Baker Cemetery on Spring Street (formerly known as Cole Brook Cemetery) beginning around 1900 until about 1965. Since the Baker and Horton Cemetery Association is no longer in existence (as far as anyone knows), the historic burial place is currently under the direction of the Town of Rehoboth and CemCom. “We are looking for owners of the plots,” said Beverly Baker, Cem Com Chairman. “We especially need copies of their deeds in an effort to create an accurate plot plan of the site.” Anyone with information please contact Beverly at 508-222-7109 or email email@example.com.
BLANDING LIBRARY ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR
The non-profit Rehoboth Antiquarian Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Whitney Pape of Cranston, RI as the new director of the Blanding Public Library/Goff Memorial Hall. She replaces long-time library director Laura Bennett who is retiring at the end of July. Pape was introduced to the community at a dual farewell reception held last week for Bennett and Carpenter Museum Curator Laura Napolitano who is moving with her family from Rehoboth to North Carolina.
AARP SEEKS LOCAL VOLUNTEERS FOR 2018 TAX SEASON
AARP is looking for compassionate and friendly individuals to join their team of local volunteers for the upcoming 2018 tax season. You’ll receive training and continued support in a welcoming environment. With the help of people like you, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free tax-filing help to those who need it most. And, as our current volunteers tell us, you’ll not only learn new skills, but get a great feeling from helping someone else. For more info, visit the AARP website or call 1-888-687-7277.
HOCKEY TEAM LOOKING FOR FAMILIES TO HOST PLAYERS
The Northeast Generals, a NAHL (Tier II) junior hockey team based at New England Sports Village in Attleboro, is currently recruiting billet families in Rehoboth for the upcoming season. Billeting is the hockey term for providing room and board to the players. Host families are a huge source of support as the players pursue their dream of playing college hockey. The young men, all high school graduates aged 18 to 20 years, truly become apart of the family. They provide their own transportation and pay their host family $400 per month for expenses. In addition to a bedroom/sleeping quarters, the family includes the player in meals and/or provides groceries and access to a kitchen/cooking facilities. Hockey families tend to make great billets due to their experience and the players can be great “big brothers” and role models for younger kids, whether they play hockey or not. If you would like to find out more about the billet experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text (401) 316-8413.
RESIDENTS INVITED TO HELP WITH TOWN’S 375TH
The Town of Rehoboth’s newly formed 375th Anniversary Committee met for the first time in late June to begin planning town-sponsored 375 events. Michael Costello was voted in as committee chairman, Connie Wenzel-Jordan as vice chair, Kelly Hathaway as clerk, and Cheryl Gouveia as treasurer. Funds must be raised to support town-sponsored 375th events and fundraisers are being planned. Anyone interested in helping are invited to join the committee. Additionally, local groups and organizations are encouraged to participate by hosting their own special 375th events or projects in 2018.
USE SNAP BENEFITS AT LOCAL FARMS
The Healthy Incentives Program (HIP) allows SNAP recipients to make purchases at local farms, now through March 21, 2020. Use SNAP dollars to buy farm-fresh produce at authorized HIP dealers including the following farms in Rehoboth: The Farmer’s Garden, Souza Family Farm, Rainbow Turkey Farm, Oakdale Farms, Homestead Farm, Great Meadow Hill Farm, Dufort Farms, Clear Run Farms, Fine Farm’s Corn Crib, and Pearson’s Christmas Tree Farm. Other nearby farms that accept SNAP include: Araujo Farms and Greenhouse in Dighton, Simcock Farm and Moolight Rose Alpacas in Swansea, Four Town Farm in Seekonk, Fine Farms in Attleboro, Chamberlain Farm Stand in Berkley, and Davella Farm in North Attleboro.
RBA AND PLANNING BOARD WORK ON SIGN BYLAWS
The Rehoboth Business Association is working cooperatively with the Rehoboth Planning Board on a package of proposed sign bylaws to eventually be submitted for approval at town meeting by voters. After attempts to pass new sign bylaws were voted down at town meetings in 2016 and 2017, the planning board has formed a sign sub-committee including members of the RBA - President Tim Johnson, VP John Jordan and member George Cardono. Citizen input is welcomed on the issue of signage restrictions in Rehoboth. “This is a great example of how the RBA can impact the business atmosphere in town,” said Johnson.
LOCAL ANIMAL ADVOCATES IN DIRE NEED OF SUPPLIES
The local non-profit organization Rehoboth Animal Advocates, Inc. works to support and provide care for abandoned and neglected animals along with supporting the town’s animal shelter and operating a busy Trap-Neuter-Release program to manage feral cat colonies in town. While the group plans future fundraisers to help defray costs of veterinarian care, medicine and supplies, they are in dire need of certain supplies including paper towels, white bath towels, and monetary donations. They also welcome new members and volunteers. Meetings are held on the second Saturday of each month at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center, 55 Bay State Road at 10 AM. Donations can be picked up. Just call 508-916-0971. Monetary donations may be mailed to: RAA, PO Box 42, Rehoboth, MA 02769.
REHOBOTH RESIDENTS MAKE PC DEAN’S LIST
Providence College announced recently that Rehoboth resident Mary Grace Day, a member of the class of 2018, and Catherine (Kate) Day, class of 2019) were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. To qualify, students must achieve at least a 3.55 grade point average with a minimum of 12 credits. The Catholic liberal arts college is the only higher education school in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars.
BUSINESS ASSOCIATION NAMES NEW OFFICERS
The Rehoboth Business Association elected a new slate of officers for the upcoming fiscal year at their annual meeting held at Country Gardens Bed & Breakfast on June 13. Tim Johnson was elected president of the non-profit organization. John Jordan will serve as vice president, Rick Ploude as secretary, and Diana Rochefort as treasurer.
LOCAL TEEN ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL “PINK” DRIVE
Rehoboth teen Abby Abrahamson thanks donors and seven local businesses that participated the second “Project: Pink” campaign to collect menstrual hygiene products for Rehoboth Helping Hands Food Pantry. Over 40 boxes of products were donated this spring to collection bins located at Erin’s Chop Shop, Anjulans’ Florist & Gardens, Shanti Yoga & Fitness, Anawan Cleaners, Anawan Pharmacy, Blanding Library, Personal Best Physical Therapy. Abby plans to continue the project “to ensure women in the local area have access to the menstrual hygiene products they need.” Due to some confusion with breast cancer awareness, Abby announced Project: Pink will be renamed The Pink Box Campaign.
CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY 18th CENTURY STYLE
if you are looking for a genuine historic experience to celebrate July 4th, then plan to attend the 7th Annual Re-reading of the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday, July 4 at Dighton Community Church. The event will begin around 8:30 PM with a candlelight walk through the old cemetery behind church followed by the re-reading of the Declaration of Independence by local historian Patrick W. Menges inside the candlelit church. Dighton is recognized as one of the first places the original declaration was read to colonists. To maintain the reality of colonial atmosphere, cameras are not allowed during the re-reading, but photos may be taken afterward. Children are welcome but should be old enough to remain quiet in the church. This unique event is free to all and colonial dress is welcomed, but optional.
THAT’S A LOT OF STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
Four hundred servings of homemake strawberry shortcake were sold at the Strawberry Festival held at the Carpenter Museum on Sunday, June 4. The rain held off for the annual event much to the appreciation of nearly 450 people who attended. Thanks to members of the Rehoboth Cultural Council for manning the shortcake booth. A big thank you goes to those who baked the hundreds of shortcake biscuits - Melissa Enos, and Billy Clement, cook at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior center, who also stored many, many buckets of strawberries in his refrigerator.
LOCAL REALTOR REBRANDS AS RE/MAX INTEGRITY
RE/MAX INTEGRA New England has announced that award-winning real estate agent Jean Grota of Rehoboth’s well-established Grota Properties has rebranded as RE/MAX Integrity. This marks Rehoboth’s first RE/MAX brokerage as the brand continues to expand across southern New England. “Jean has a trademark emphasis on elevating the client experience through her core values of imparting knowledge on consumers and leading with honesty,” said Dan Breault, Executive Vice President and Regional Director at RE/MAX INTEGRA, New England. “Her commitment to growth and her strong ideals will position her for continued success as Grota Properties becomes part of the RE/MAX family.” The RE/MAX Integrity office is located at 289 Winthrop Street.
LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES LOOM
Students interested in applying for two local scholarship opportunities should make haste to meet submission deadlines in June. The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society Scholarship is for students enrolled in post-secondary education in history, museum studies, or library sciences with a submission deadline of June 15. The Rehoboth Garden Club Scholarship for students studying botany, horticulture, agriculture, agronomy, floriculture, forestry, natural resources management, or environmental sciences is due June 30.
CHANGE TO TOWN’S ELECTRIC AGGREGATION PROGRAM
The Town of Rehoboth's present Electric Aggregation Program will now be provided by Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. starting with your July meter reading. All residents enrolled in the Town's Electric Aggregation Program should have received a letter in the mail notifying them of the change in supplier. For more details, visit the MASSCEA website.
LOCAL MAN TO ADVOCATE FOR MUSIC EDUCATION IN DC
Local businessman Scott Abrahamson of Bravo Musical Instruments will join nearly 100 music industry leaders and artists as part of a delegation of music education advocates during the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) annual Music Education Fly-In, May 22-25, 2017. He will meet with members of Congress and other elected officials to advocate for school-level music programs across the nation and to discuss the multitude of benefits music education espouses such as increased brain function, focus and language development. Abrahamson is Director of Education for Rick’s Musical Instruments, Inc. and Bravo Musical Instruments. Additionally, he provides teacher professional development and mentoring for new teachers to ensure they are fully equipped to provide the best music education possible for local children.
2016 TOWN ANNUAL REPORT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
The Town of Rehoboth 2016 Annual Report is now available to the public via download on the town website. The annual report offers comprehensive information on town departments, elected officials, town boards/councils/committees. You can view the report online or download it. Hard copy prints of the report are available at the Rehoboth Town Office.
DRRHS TRACK DEDICATED TO COACH MARSDEN
A dedication was recently held at DRRHS to name the new athletic track in honor of former coach, Dave Marsden. Gathered to honor Marsden at the ceremony were representatives from all South Coast Conference schools, Dighton Rehoboth Regional Superintendent Dr. Anthony Azar, guest speaker Mike Rubin, members of the D-R School Committee, coaches, staff and students. Spearheading the new track project were Ed Collins, Heather Cross and Head Coach Dave Moura.
DRRHS TO HOST ATLANTA DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS
Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School will host the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps during the week of July 4. The 150-member musical group is on a national tour and will be rehearsing, sleeping and eating at the high school, and offer a special performance to the public. Last year DRRHS hosted the Phantom Regiment Drum Corps and is now recognized as a host school for youth groups in the summer. All district music students are welcome to sit in while the group rehearses.
LOCAL MAN PROMOTED TO BOSTON MUTUAL VP OF SALES
Rehoboth resident Nicholas Barishian was recently promoted to Vice President of Sales – General Agencies for national insurance carrier Boston Mutual. Prior to becoming head of General Agencies in 2015 and Second Vice President in 2014, he served as Director of Marketing in General Agencies for three years and a marketing manager for three years. He also previously served as a project manager and assisted in underwriting. Barishian is actively involved in the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation as a trustee and through his involvement with the 4-H Youth and Family Development program. He is also a trustee of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bridgewater State University.
RFD PROMOTES JOHN LEYDON TO LIEUTENANT
In April the Rehoboth Fire Department promoted Firefighter John Leydon to the rank of Lieutenant at Fire Station 2 in North Rehoboth. Lt. Leydon has been a member of the RFD since 1995 and joins the other officers assigned to Station 2 including Captain Marcotrigiano, Lt. Bourdeau, and Lt. Grieve.
JULIA CHILD IS COMING TO THE BLANDING LIBRARY
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 2 when the Blanding Library presents Meet Julia Child! at 6:30 PM in Goff Memorial Hall. The famed culinary icon will be brought to life by the Delvena Theatre Company featuring Lynne Moulton and Fran Baron. You’ll see Julia her on the set of The French Chef and learn more her fascinating life. The free special performance is funded in part by the Rehoboth Cultural Council and a donation from Friends of the Blanding Library.
ANOTHER HIT MUSICAL FOR D-R THEATRE COMPANY
Congratulations all around go out to the Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School’s Theatre Company for an amazing run of their spring musical, Disney’s The LIttle Mermaid. Cast and crew put on three amazing performances. Under the direction of teacher Ellen O’Reilly-LaSalle, the Little Mermaid featured wonderful sets and costumes. Music from the originally produced Disney theatrical production (both movie soundtrack songs and others) was performed live by an orchestra of students and teachers. The entire cast was impressively talented. Key characters included Molly Torres as Ariel, Matthew Hebert as Prince Eric, Madison Burtan as Ursula, and Brenton LaBanca as Sebastian. The successful production was made possible by a students, teachers, parents and supporters.
REHOBOTH ROADSIDE CLEAN UP: TIME TO ORGANIZE
This spring, there is an abundance of trash dumped by the side of local roadways. Rehoboth residents have taken to social media to complain and make inquiries about an organized effort to clean up Rehoboth. For many years the Rehoboth Business Association funded and sponsored an annual roadside cleanup and Earth Day celebration. Lack of interest from the community caused the RBA to stop the annual event in 2015. Anyone interested in cleaning up local roadways and making Rehoboth beautiful again are encouraged to launch your own cleanups.
NEWS FROM THE REHOBOTH GARDEN CLUB
In addition to the hearty sprouts pushing their way up toward the sun, spring ushers in three of the most important annual events for the Rehoboth Garden Club including the club’s 83rd annual meeting and luncheon on Monday, April 3 at Crestwood Country Club at 11 AM. Outgoing Corresponding Secretary Diane Wald will be honored for her many years of dedicated service to the club
CONGRATS TO DRRHS DECA TEAM
The DRRHS DECA team competed recently at the State Career Development Conference in Boston. Students assumed roles such as CEO or marketing VP and presented their business plans to judges. The conference included a college fair, a Leadership Academy seminar, and a guest appearance by young entrepreneur, Johnny Cupcakes. Congratulations to Ivey Belcher and Katherine McCombs who placed first on their Buying and Merchandising category test.
ECONOMIC DEVCOM SEEKS ARGI-BUSINESS MEMBERS
The Town of Rehoboth’s Economic Development Committee is looking for new members to represent the agricultural community. Members are appointed by the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen. The committee meets once a month on Wednesday morning at 9 AM at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center where members support the economic development of the center’s Wednesday Breakfast, open to the public. Those interested in applying should complete a Talent Bank Form and submit it to the Selectmen’s Office. The form can be found on the town website. Click here.
RAS ANNOUNCED SEARCH FOR NEW LIBRARY DIRECTOR
The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the Blanding Public Library, is seeking candidates for the position of library director, a salaried position of approximately 25-30 hours per week to start this summer. Long time Library Director Laura Bennett plans to retire in August.
DRRHS BUSINESS STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT TITAN CHALLENGE
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts (JA) and Title Sponsor, Bristol County Savings Bank, announce that four schools from the Taunton area, Apponequet Regional High School, Coyle & Cassidy High School, Dighton-Rehoboth High School and Taunton High School, will participate in the Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge at UMass Dartmouth on March 14. The Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge is a business strategy competition using an online, interactive business simulation game which provides students with essential business knowledge. The D-R team, led by Patricia Madsen, School Coordinator, include: Saydee Barbosa, Ben Biello, Robyn D’Ambrossio, Colby Deschenes, Nicole Evans, Madison Fagan, Ryan Ferreira, David Joachim, Megan Kelley, Emily Leonard, Kylah McKeon, Noah Morris, Maia Nolan, Savannah Palardy, Justin Tavares and Shawn Walsh.
LOCAL BAKER NAMED EDIBLE RHODY LOCAL HERO
Rehoboth resident Ciril Hitz of BreadHitz has been named a 2017 Local Hero Winner in the Food Artisan category by Edible Rhody magazine and website. Readers of Edible Rhody, one of 100 James Beard Award winning Edible magazines across the country, vote for their local food heroes. Ciril offers baking workshops at his home and education center in Rehoboth that features a huge wood-fired brick oven. Registration is now open for the spring lineup of classes. Check out the BreadHitz website for more information.
REHOBOTH DIGHTON TALK RADIO SHOW - CALL IN
Tune into WBVF 1530 - AM Radio for Saturday Breakfast Blend with host Peter Caron discussing topics of interest to residents of Rehoboth and Dighton every Saturday from 11 AM to 12 Noon. Peter hosts special guests and takes callers to discuss “your calls, your subjects.” The studio call-in line is 508-822-1106.
CHECK OUT THE REHOBOTH LAND TRUST’S NEW WEBSITE
The non-profit Rehoboth Land Trust has a brand new website with lots of information about protected, conservation land in Rehoboth. Governed by a voluntary board of trustees, RLT permanently protects over 250 acres in town including areas with walking trails and legal hunting activities. Walking trails open to the public can be found at the Ephraim Hunt Ministerial Land off Pond Stree and the Oak Hill Beagle Club and Town Forest off Fairview Avenue. Read more at rehobothlandtrust.org.
ATTENTION STUDENTS: RAS SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCED
The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society (RAS) will award a scholarship to one or more students accepted by or enrolled in a post-secondary program related to history, museum studies, or library sciences. Consideration will be given to demonstrated involvement and interest in activities related to the mission of the RAS to preserve, promote and enhance the significant historical, educational, and cultural assets of Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Interested students may obtain the application form by email from email@example.com. Submission deadline is June 15. Mail applications to RAS, Attention Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2, Rehoboth, MA 02769.