Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jan. 23--New Hours For Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton—Brockton’s Fuller Craft Museum will soon begin a project that will expand the popular museum’s ability to offer programs and exhibits, however, the project will limit the museum’s hours until late spring when construction is expected to be complete.  
The changes are expected to minimize any inconvenience to members and the general public.
Starting January 23, the museum will be open:
Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission will be Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m. instead of Wednesdays.
Friday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During construction, the café will be unavailable.
This project will add new collections, storage space, curatorial offices, and a new auditorium--along with other improvements which will allow the museum to offer exciting exhibits in the future and build momentum for a strong future as one of the nation's premiere destinations for contemporary crafts.
(Photo courtesy Fuller Craft Museum)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Borderland Hosts Winter Greens Hike Saturday

NORTH EASTON--Rangers and staff at Borderland State Park will host a Winter Greens Hike, Saturday, Jan. 14 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
Join DCR staff for a fun and frosty trek exploring the park's winter trees, shrubs, and groundcover--if they’re not covered by snow and so far it looks like it won't be.
Participants will hike through the forest, near wetlands, and along a field to learn about winter greens.
Weather and ground conditions will determine the route.
Meet at the Visitor Center for this hike.
The tour is geared for adults and children 8+.
Participants must dress for the weather and wear sturdy winter footwear.
Rain, snow, or icy trails will cancel.
Call 508-866-2580 x162 for more information and for weather cancellation.
Program is free.
There is a parking fee of $2.00 per car.
For park information and directions,visit

MetroSouth Cuba Info Meeting, Jan. 31

BROCKTON--The Metro South Chamber of Commerce, with Chamber Explorations will host an information meeting to talk about the chamber's upcoming trip to Cuba, a country that until recently has been all but closed to American travel.
information session on Tuesday, January 31 at 6pm at the West Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard St., W. Bridgewater.
The chamber has been issued a specific license by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, which authorizes registered guests of the program to visit Cuba legally.
Metro South Chamber will offer a 9-day trip to Cuba on May 3. The trip, departing from Miami, is priced at $3,399.
For more information call, at 508-586-0500 x 222.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Brockton Library Holds "Name The Hawk" Contest

BROCKTON--Brockton Public Library is holding a "Name The Hawk" contest for residents, patrons, officials and all other members of the public to help give the visiting hawk a nickname.
New Director Elizabeth Marcus Wolfe said the hawk has been spotted countless times over the last few months visiting the surrounding area and especially roasting in a tree at the rear of the libray's parking lot on White Avenue.
Wolfe said she can often see the red-tailed hawk from the second-floor window of her office and patrons and employees are enjoying looking for its visits.
Anyone who has an idea for the hawk's name can fill out a suggestion form at the main circulation desk or children's department desk, or email Sandy Reed at The library will pick a winner on Tuesday, Jan. 17 after Martin Luther King Day.
(Photo courtesy Brockton Public Library)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Massasoit Celebrates MLK Monday

BROCKTON--Massasoit Community College will hold its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, Monday, January 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Buckley Performing Arts Center on the Brockton campus.
Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.
The guest speaker will be James M. Barrows, (pictured) associate director of community relations for Harvard University and member of the Massasoit Board of Trustees.
There will also be performances by the Mary E. Baker School Chorus and the Lyrical Ambition Magnificent Purity.
For more information call 508-588-9100 x1309.

Upcoming: White Ribbon Night Gala to Benefit Penelope's Place

BROCKTON--Love Life Now Foundation for Penelope’s Place will host a White Ribbon Night Gala to benefit Brockton's Penelope Place Friday, Feb. 24 beginning at 7 p.m.
The event will be held at Boston's Phillips Old Colony House, the Windsor Room, 780 Morrissey Blvd.
Tickets are $40 with all proceeds benefitting Penelope's Place Domestic Violence Shelter in Brockton.
For tickets, please call 617-803-8357.
The White Ribbon Campaign was created by a handful of Canadian men in 1991 on the second anniversary of one man's massacre of 14 women in Montreal.
The campaign began as a way to urge men to speak out against violence against women. This gala will be an avenue to educate men about the ways they can be part of the solution in ending the violence against women, spread awareness against domestic violence as well as raise funds to support Penelope's Place Domestic Violence Shelter-Health Imperatives in Brockton.
With male awareness at the forefront of the evening, we are excited to have the following:
- Jamarhl Crawford, Publisher and Editor of The Blackstonian serving as host of the evening;

- Bob Ward, Investigative Reporter and Anchor for Fox 25 News;

- Larry Ridley, 7News Sports Weekend Anchor and Reporter;

- Craig Norberg-Bohm, Men's Initiative for Jane Doe Inc.;

- Unisons Male Acapella Group, Northeastern University;

- Antonio Arrendel, Executive Director of Metanoia;

- Acting Out, Northeastern University.
Women, we look forward to you coming out with your significant other or friends for a night of enlightenment, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and much more. Please note there will be a cash bar.
Take a peek at 2011's Community & Statewide White Ribbon Day here: and learn more about the White Ribbon Campaign here:
To contact Penelope's Place, call 888-293-7273