5 Things for Aug. 7: National Night Out, Selectmen Meeting, PMC Recap and More
Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: Mostly sunny, National Night Out on Foxboro Common, the New Orleans Saints come to town and more …
Editor's note: Five Things You Need To Know Today is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. If you know of something happening in town that did not make our list, please add it in the comment section!
1. Expect a Mostly Sunny Tuesday with a High Near 83
Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night: Patchy fog after 2 a.m. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
2. National Night Out is on Foxboro Common Tonight
The Foxborough Police Department and Foxboro Jaycees will be holding the 29th annual “National Night Out” on Foxboro Common from 6 to 9 p.m. Residents are invited to gather on the Common and participate in the national unique crime and drug prevention event.
3. Board of Selectmen to Continue Liquor License Hearing with Christina’s Landlord
The Board of Selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall and is expected to reopen a continued public hearing with D&N Corporations DBA regarding the transfer of all alcohol restaurant license from MJ Holding to D&N at Christina's Fireside Grille. The public hearing was continued from July 24. Click here to read more on the public hearing. ... The board is also expected to hear from Town Manager Kevin Paicos regarding Attorney General Martha Coakley's fines against National Grid and there will be a discussion with Marilyn Edge about the tobacco program funded by the Bureau of Substance Abuse. To view the full agenda, click here.
4. Patriot Place Events:
- Bass Pro Shops 2012 Fall Hunting Classic: Join Bass Pro Shops for Hunting Classes, big savings, trade-ins, ATV test drives and more during the 2012 Fall Hunting Classic.
- 11 a.m. - Storytime at Showcase Cinema de Lux: Meet Cookie Monster at Kids Club Storytime.
- Noon - Summer Sensation 2012 - Bounce Houses: Located outside of Tastings Wine Bar and Bistro, enjoy great views of Gillette Stadium as the kids bounce the day away. Dates and times for this activity are subject to change and is weather permitting.
- 1:30 to 4 p.m. - Patriots Welcome the New Orleans Saints to Training Camp: The New Orleans Saints visit Foxborough for two days of joint practices with the New England Patriots before the two teams play a preseason game Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off is 7:30 p.m. For Patriots fans who want to get closer to the action or are looking for an inexpensive way to entertain the kids, Patriots Training Camp offers just the ticket.
- 6:30 p.m. - Zumba on the Plaza: Join Fierce Love Fitness and Company for a series of free Outdoor Zumba® Fitness Classes.
- 7-9 p.m. - Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro – VinOlympics: Tastings wines continue to compete in the VinOlympics featuring five wine varietals. Twenty wines from seven different countries will compete for the closing ceremony gold medal award.
5. Foxborough Residents Join More than 5,000 Cyclists in 33rd PMC Ride
More than 5,400 cyclists took to the road this past weekend as part of the 33rd Annual Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, according to an announcement from the PMC Monday.
The ride drew riders from 36 states, including nine from Foxborough, as well as nine countries to take part in the event. Cyclists road up to 190 miles over the course of two days with the goal of raising $36 million to help fund research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The final sum raised will be announced in November, as donations will be accepted until Oct. 1. If the fundraising goal is met, the PMC will have raised a total of $374 million over the course of 33 years.
U.S. Senators John Kerry (MA-D) and Scott Brown (MA-R) and U.S. Army Chief of Staff (retired) General George Casey were among the 5,450 cyclists who rode.