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Students with Special Needs Get Their Own Prom, Thanks to Senior Project

What senior doesn’t get excited about his or her prom coming up at the end of the year? When entering her senior year, Hailey Clark, a senior at Millis High School, realized that not every student has the chance to enjoy such an event. For two years, she’s worked as a teammate to her fellow students in four-year-old The Learning Center program, a class designed for students with special needs led by teacher Allie Sears. Clark is one of 10 juniors and seniors who serve as mentors and friends to the students in the class.

Medway Friends of the Performing Arts to Host Free Concert

The Medway Friends of the Performing Arts will present its second annual free Community Concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 3, 2016, in the Medway High School auditorium. All are welcome to enjoy an entertaining performance by The Rusty Scott Quartet, a professional jazz band. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the end of the performance.
The Rusty Scott Quartet will play from the ‘jazz standards’; Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Gershwin, as well as original compositions.

High School Senior Hopes to Vest a Local K-9

Thanks to Millis High School senior and animal lover Brenna Nelson, at least one K-9 police officer, like Holliston’s K-9 Cesh, will be a little bit safer after the school year.
“I was born into a police family,” says Nelson. “My Grandpa and my Dad were patrolmen, and it was always an interest to me. I want to do something with law enforcement, and for my senior project, I came up with trying to protect these dogs.”

March Farm to Table Event Held in Millis

On the first day of spring, March 20, about a hundred or so people gathered for the first Farm to Table event in Millis at Tangerini’s Spring Street Farm in Millis. The event drew those who wanted to celebrate truly eating local.
“The farm to table concept takes a lot of energy to do,” says Laura Tangerini, who explains that if a food “is not local, it doesn’t get served. It’s not just about corn and tomatoes. Even canola oil they get is from a local producer. Everything is sourced within 65 miles for the dinner.”

Knits, Purls, And Silver Awards Norwood Girl Scout Project Benefits Medway Shelter

Boston’s winters have gotten a little warmer thanks to two Girl Scout cadettes.
Norwood Girl Scouts Elizabeth Begg and Kathleen Keaney have teamed up to earn their Silver Award, the highest award cadettes can earn, by collecting and making winter weather gear for area residents who may not have what they need to stay warm.

Fur Bowl 2016 Purr-Fect Cat Shelter Fundraiser March 6

Come join the fun of FUR BOWL 2016, a bowling fundraiser to benefit the Purr-fect Cat Shelter. The Fur Bowl will be held Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Ryan Family Amusements, 1170 Main St. (Rt. 109) Millis. Bowling begins at 3:30 p.m. Bowler check-in and registration will begin at 3 p.m. Get together with your family, friends and co-workers and enjoy an afternoon of bowling fun and raffles to help us raise much needed funds for the homeless animals cared for by the Purr-fect Cat Shelter. Registration is $20 per bowler and includes 2 games of bowling, shoe rental and refreshments.

Millis Lions Bowling Event Helps to Strike Out Blindness

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.