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Plan Your Child’s Summer Now

The snow has barely melted, but believe it or not, it’s time to think about planning summer. If you have children, you’ll be looking for fun, enriching and reasonably priced activities for them to do. Your town has a recreation department, and most run camps, so check out the town website for more information. If you’re looking for something a little different, check out the following options:
Lil Folk Farm, run by Nancy and David Dubin for the past 12 years, offers camp for children starting at age 4 up to age 16. Their certified summer camp runs from June 17-August 18.

Got Artifacts? Millis Historical Commission Seeks Fire Paraphernalia for Niagara Display

Millis residents – the Historical Commission wants you! Or, rather, your stories, photos and other memorabilia that might be related to the history of Millis firefighters.
Work is coming along at the historical Niagara Building in Millis, with Tri-County student crews busy renovating staircases and other interior parts of the building, and the members of the Millis Historical Commission are taking steps to prepare items for display.

Local Teens Form National Teen Age Republicans Chapter

On February 12th the National Teen Age Republicans South-Eastern Massachusetts Chapter had their first meeting.
“It was amazing the number of kids interested and willing to come out and get involved” states Caroline Dooley (Norfolk/North Attleboro) who founded the chapter.
After working on many different local campaigns Dooley found it important to reach out to her peers to get more involved in local politics. “Many people do not recognize the impact a group of dedicated teenagers can make.”

Millis Girls Basketball - State Champions Team Captures Division 4 Central Title

It was just two short years ago when the Millis girls basketball team was at just about the lowest point they could possibly be at – a season in which the Lady Mohawks managed only a single win in 19 attempts. Now, they’re sitting atop of the world after claiming the Massachusetts Division 4 state championship after dispatching of both the West and North Champion with relative ease.

Medway Girl Scout Troop 73368 Yard Sale

Medway Girl Scout Troop 73368 is hosting a Yard Sale. Come by and find your treasures...

When: Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 9:00-3:00
Where: St. Joseph Parish Center, 145 Holliston Street, Medway, MA
The proceeds from the yard sale will help supplement a DC trip for troop #73368

Night in Oz He & She Dance

Join us for a magical evening with DJ, door prizes & refreshments.
Open to all girls ages 3 & Up & their Dad, Uncle, Granddad or special adult male friend

Friday, March 14, 2014, 7—9 p.m., Clyde Brown Elementary School, 5 Park Road
Millis, MA, $20 per couple (1 girl & Dad), $5 additional girl

Attire: dresses for girls, jacket & tie for male guests
5x7 Photo’s available for $10
Reservations or Questions email michelleschofield@comcast.net

Medway-Ashland Girls Hockey Heads to Tourney for Fifth Time

In only its fifth year of existence as a co-op girls hockey team, Medway-Ashland has qualified for its fifth trip to the South Eastern Massachusetts Girls Hockey League Tournament. Playing in the Western Division Medway-Ashland, which is comprised of athletes from Medway, Ashland, Holliston and Millis, is looking to improve upon their previous four visits into the tournament. During their inaugural year the girl’s hockey team advanced into the second round of the tournament, but fell in the first round the last three years.

Medway High School to Perform Little Shop of Horrors

The Medway High School will present performances of Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday, March 13, Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m., with reserved seating sold at $12 a ticket. This popular musical production was written by Howard Ashman with music by Alan Menken, and based on the 1960’s film by Roger Corman and screenplay by Charles Griffith. The performances will be held in the Dr. Arthur L. Bettencourt Auditorium at Medway High School, 88 Summer St. in Medway.

Local Organization Aims to Help Homeless Families

Nationally, 40% of the homeless population is comprised of families. Mass. Coalition for the Homeless puts the number of Massachusetts homeless families at 3,000, and in the Metrowest alone, shelters are full, with 200 of these families being housed in motels-turned-emergency shelters in Natick and Framingham. Programs exist, such as Section 8, but all of those are backlogged, with waitlists.
What’s a family to do in the meantime, especially if they don’t have relatives or friends who can take them in?
Family Promise Metrowest is the answer for some.

Local 8th Graders Help Make a Difference with Project 351

Two local eighth graders, Katherine Govoni, of Millis, and Emily Cuff, of Medway, went to Boston as ambassadors for Governor Deval Patrick’s Project 351 on January 18th. An eighth grader from each of Massachusetts’ 351 cities and town was chosen for their embodiment of kindness, compassion, humility and generosity of spirit to help celebrate the ethic of service, youth leadership and the power of community to uplift in the Commonwealth.