Saturday, July 21, 2012
A look at the top headlines in your town and the surrounding area for the week of July 15, 2012.
Man Shot at Technology Center Drive Apartment Complex in Stoughton A man was transported to Boston Medical Center the afternoon of July 16 with a gunshot wound in the lower back, suffered at the Lodge at Stoughton on Technology Center Drive. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries. Stoughton Police believe to have a "person of interest in the case." It is believed the shooting took place outside of building #404 at the apartment complex, following an argument inside the building, according to police. Read more by clicking here. *** Mansfield Teen Dies in Crash on Route 24 in West Bridgewater Massachusetts State Police responded to the crash at 3:55 a.m. on July 15 after receiving calls from other motorists reporting a wrong-way …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Republican presidential candidate made his very first stand-alone political appearance at Alice's Mandarin Taste during the early 1990s, when he first ran for U.S. Senate.
Sharon's Alice's Mandarin Taste might be a political landmark for some people if Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November. Romney appeared at a candidates night at the restaurant early in his first U.S. Senate run during the early 1990s, former Sharon Republican Town Committee co-chairmen Earl Gashin and Ron Rogers say. Gashin says he saw Romney a few years later at a Republican event at the Holiday Inn Taunton. Gashin says when mentioned he's from Sharon, Romney replied, "That's where I made my very first stand-alone political appearance." "Now, he's running as a candidate for U.S. president," Gashin says. "You've got to begin somewhere. Sharon, Mass. was his very first stand-alone." Gashin says he first met Romney at that Sharon town …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
His campaign kickoff was Tuesday night in Sharon.
State Rep. Louis Kafka officially launched his campaign for a 12th term representing Sharon, Stoughton, Mansfield and Walpole at the State House Tuesday night. The Kafka Committee held a campaign kickoff reception at Alice's Mandarin Taste in Sharon. Kafka (D-Stoughton) greeted supporters. Serving in the state Legislature has been "a very exciting job, because every day is different," said Kafka, a Sharon High School graduate and former Sharon Recreation Committee member. Kafka is running unopposed for re-election. "Hopefully, it's an indication that the voters are happy with the job I'm doing," he said.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
IV Buggy creator meets with Sharon Rotarians.
Ralph Lawrence has spoken to 20 rotary clubs to help young children on IV therapy move around easier. Lawrence told the Rotary Club of Sharon at Alice's Mandarin Taste last week about his MoveAround IV Buggy, which he invented for his granddaughter Autumn, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in January 2008. Autumn was diagnosed with leukemia at 7-and-a-half months and was in remission, but relapsed, Lawrence said. After the transplant, she was on 24-hour IV treatment, getting her hydration, nutrition and medication through an IV pole, he said. "Here, she's not quite three months and tying to navigate the house with an IV pole just didn't work," said Lawrence, a Coventry, R.I. resident. "She couldn't get down the hallways and into her …
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Did you know your town offers places to sample all the tastes of the world? The Saturday Patch Passport is a complete list of places to eat in your town organized by international flavor.
Do you want to get out of the kitchen, but are bored of the same old places you always go to? Want some fresh ideas for tasty meals? Then the Patch Passport can help. We have assembled a list of local places with international flavors. Try one out and let us know what you think. Bon Appetit! Bakeries Chinese European Ice Cream and Candy Stores Indian and Nepali Irish Pub Pizza
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Club meets again at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The Rotary Club of Sharon’s new president has known one of the civic group’s newest members forever. “We’re at 38 members,” Jane Desberg says. “We just inducted four new members, my son (Carl) being one of the newest, so that made me very happy. He’s our youngest member.” The club next meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Alice's Mandarin Taste. The featured speaker is Ralph Lawrence, inventor of the IV Buggy. Upcoming speakers include: Growing the club’s membership is among Desberg’s goals for her second stint as president. She last served in 2004. Growing the club’s support for the Zabuli Education Center, a girls school in Afghanistan, is another priority, Desberg says. The club took this on this winter as its first international project, …