Tuesday, August 23, 2011

"White" Party At Shaw's Center Friday

BROCKTON--Emerging40, a nonpartisan young professionals network, will host a South Shore social mixer, "2011 White Party," Friday, Aug. 26 at the Shaw's Center in Brockton.
Andrew Ambroise, the group's head, said he hopes everyone wears white--whether it be a white suit, white dress or other white attire--to coincide with the "2011 White Party."
He describes the event as an exclusive social mixer for the area's young professionals who are looking to have a good time while connecting with new friends in the area.
There will be food, wine tasting, dancing and music by DJ Chubby Chub, who will feature Top40, Pop, 80's, 90's, Hip Hop and Old Skool.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 774-240-8044, or visiting Emerging40's new website Emerging40.net by clicking here.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Brockton Couple Share Last Dance Today--Always

Lisa E. Crowley
BROCKTON--Anne Paiva-Thibeault for the last 23 years has always saved the last dance for husband Eddie, and Thursday evening was no different when the couple enjoyed the music of the Corvairs at Heights Crossing for the season finale of the mayor's summer concert series.
"I'm her friend, companion, lover and husband," Eddie Thibeault said in between twirling Anne (pictured at top) on and off the dance space in front of the Corvairs, who played a mix of music from the 1950s to today's top 40 that had the scores of concert goers who came from all points in Brockton singing, clapping and for many--dancing.
Anne Paiva-Thibeault said the song "Save the last dance for me," by the Drifters, one of the many foot-stomping tunes played by the Corvairs, is a perfect song for the couple.
"We love dancing and I'm going to save every one for him," she said.
The Thibeault's weren't the only ones who could not sit in a chair and watch as the Corvairs rocked Heights Crossing.

Sheila Morrissey, who joined pal Theresa Dimond (pictured at right) in a frenzied dance set to the Beatle's "Twist and Shout," said the mayor's weekly concert series is one of her favorites especially because each week there is different kinds of music.
"Every generation is my generation of music," Morrissey said. "I even like rap," she said.

Many of the people at the concert are friends who spend time at Heights Crossing nt only dancing, but playing card games like Barbara Murphy, Virginia Tibbetts (pictured at right), Audrey Vacca and Frances Metcalf, who get together to play Whist.
Virginia Tibbetts, who underwent hip surgery last year and is slowly recovering, said she met the girls at Heights Crossing after watching all of the summer's concerts on local cable TV which broadcasts the shows throughout the week.

"I wasn't going to watch it on TV this time," Tibbetts said. "Tonight--I want to dance," she said.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Rox Host Special Events Aug. 18-21

BROCKTON--It will be Fourth of July in August near Campanelli Stadium Friday night when the Rox end their game against Worcester during the team's numerous special events this weekend, including Bill "Spaceman" Lee who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday night and costumed characters from King Richard's Faire Sunday.
As the Brockton Rox fight for the second half title in the Cam-Am League, fans will be treated to numerous special events beginning Thursday night.
Here is the schedule of events:
Thursday, August 18, 7:05 p.m. vs Quebec: Heineken Thirsty Thursday/Facebook Friend Thursday

Friday, August 19, 7:05 p.m. vs Worcester: Signature Healthcare Mini-Helmet Night/Post-Game Fireworks;

Saturday, August 20, 7:05 p.m. vs. Worcester: Bill Lee returns to Campanelli Stadium
a season after setting the record as the oldest player to win a professional game while pitching for the Rox. Lee will be part of Celebrity Saturday at the ballpark. He will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs for Rox fans;

Sunday, August 21, 5:05 p.m. vs. Worcester: King Richard's Faire Day/Sunday Family Fun Day. The cast and characters from New England's largest Renaissance Faire, King Richard's Faire, will be on hand to entertain the crowd with medieval antics and a between innings joust.
Also, fans can play catch on the field before the game, and stay afterwards to run the bases and get autographs from Rox players.
(Photo of knight courtesy of King Richard's Faire)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

UPCOMING: Library Pancake Breakfast Sept. 10

BROCKTON--The Brockton Library Foundation will hold its annual pancake breakfast Saturday, September 10 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Main Library.
The cost is $3 for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and more.
Kevin Tocci, news director for WXBR-1460 AM, will be the moderator for a political candidate panel, which will be held during the breakfast.
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too will be there to entertain younger guests.
For more information you may call 508-580-7890.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Brockton Arts Fest Sat., Aug. 27

BROCKTON--The Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts will host the Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event will be held at Salisbury Brook Park, near the intersection of Montello Street and White Avenue.
Admission to the event is free and all are welcome.
There will be bands, art projects, story telling and a host of other events.
Participants include Brockton Historical Society, Brockton Garden Club, The Yards Project, Hogie's Hobbies, Brockton Symphony Orchestra, and Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts.
For a complete list of activities, entertainment and participants, click here to visit GBSPA's website.

Auto Break-Ins Prompt Ward 2 Meeting

BROCKTON--From Ward 2 City Councilor Thomas Monahan:
There will be a Ward 2 meeting Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. at George's Café.
The focus of the meeting will be mainly on the recent auto break-ins in the ward with Officer Bill Healy of Neighborhood Watch.
Light refreshments will be served and a $25 gift certificate to George's will also be given away.
This will be an informational meeting intended to help both the police department and residents. Updates on what is going on in the city will also be addressed.

Monday, August 1, 2011

School Emergency Readiness Program Meets Next Week

BROCKTON-The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools, or REMS, program and its community partners will meet August 11 at 10 a.m. at the Keith Center, 175 Warren Ave.
The meeting will introduce residents and parents to plans for emergency readiness and responses associated with the school department.
REMS meets every month.
The August meeting will feature Dr. William T. Bennett and Dr. Richard S. Herman from Good Samaritan Medical Center's emergency room department.
Topic of discussion will include triage from a hospital perspective and designing a new emergency department to meet community needs.
For more information about the meeting or the program, contact Tobias Cowans at tobiascowans@bpsma.org.