You might have heard of your local Lions club, but did you know that they’ve been integral to strides in eradicating blindness? The Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. (MLERFI), established in 1953, is the largest funder of Massachusetts eye research, and if you join the Millis Lions on January 9, 2016 for its fifth annual “Crazy Bowling for Blindness” event, you could help make a difference. The Crazy Bowling for Blindness event is just $15 per person to bowl the whole night (6-9 p.m.) at Ryan Family Amusements, and it includes three strings of bowling and shoes.
At a Millis Public Forum held on Wednesday, December 9, Town Selectman James McCaffrey, drinking water committee member Craig Schultz and DEP Director Jim McKay attended to answer questions about the town’s consideration of selling water to local municipalities and/or private companies.
Power company Exelon has recently signed a host agreement with Medway for a peaking power plant which is currently being reviewed by the Energy Facilities Siting Board (EFSB)
The question, however, is water.
Having begun playing hockey at the age of 6, Millis’ Jared Pitman was looking forward to lacing up the skates for the high school team. Unfortunately for the incoming freshmen class, there would be no hockey on the high school level that year. Millis, which had been in a co-op hockey program with Tri-County Regional, was in its last year of the program before the Cougars went their separate ways, leaving Mohawk hockey players with nowhere to play.
Medway Plaza once again comes alive with the scent of pine as the Medway Lions Club continues their Christmas Tree Sale fundraiser through December 20. The sale will take place weekdays from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All money goes to charity.
After 29 years, the Santa Foundation has grown to serve exactly that many towns – 29. The Franklin based nonprofit organization, The Santa Foundation, founded by Bob Sullivan, and run with his partner, Richard Timmons and the help of about 15 part-time volunteers, isn’t just gifts for the holidays.
They didn’t know what was needed, but they wanted to help, help in any way they could. That’s what they do. The Medway Neighbor Brigade, now about 300 strong, stepped forward in the wake of the town’s most recent loss, neighbors helping neighbors, as they have been doing for about nine years.
“Most recently, we helped out at the reception for the funeral for Maddie Lamson,” says Nikki Mavrikos, co-chair of the Medway Neighbor Brigade. Mavrikos says she didn’t know Maddie, but her loss still hit her, and she, and many others, wanted to help.
Millis has played relatively effective soccer for the most part this season, and with only a handful of regular season games left, the Mohawks dream of advancing into the state tournament is still alive.
“We’ve had a couple of loses by a goal where we have controlled the play of the game, but just weren’t fully consistent,” Coach Steve Bailen said. “Prior to the beginning of the season, I thought that we had a really strong team that could certainly go .500 or better and make it into the tournament.”
Want a great night out right in Millis? Look no farther than the Overflowing Cub Coffee House, at 142 Exchange Street, on November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and you’ll be supporting your neighbors in need while listening to some top notch tunes! Millis’ two homegrown bands, Little Jed & the Phat Daddies and Lansing Station will be performing a benefit show for the Millis Fund. The cover is just $10 per person.
The Millis fund supports people in the community in need.
Years ago, Col. Michael Matondi saw signs in Franklin honoring fallen heroes from various conflicts, he got thinking about them.
“I said, ‘why not do it in Medway?’” he says, pointing to the 19 residents who lost their lives serving in conflicts abroad. He brought the idea before the Medway Memorial Committee, and they received the idea enthusiastically.
Richard Parrella did his homework on the getting the best signs for the best cost; Doug Downing did research on the fallen heroes, and just where their homes had been in town. That was no easy task.
Yesterday afternoon, members of the Millis Police Department, along with police from surrounding towns and the State Police, responded to Forest Road for the report of shots being fired into a Millis Police cruiser being operated by a part-time town officer, or what is called a permanent intermittent officer. The cruiser then went off the road and caught on fire.
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