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5 Things for Sept. 5: Tri-Town Chamber Announces Contest Winner, FHS Sports Begin and More

Here's five things you need to know today in Foxborough: New England Patriots hairstylist Terrence Manning opening new business in Mendon, Foxborough High girls’ soccer and boys’ golf in action and Tri-Town Chamber announces back to school winners.

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 More Rain Wednesday in Foxborough

Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 1 p.m. High near 78. Southwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible. Wednesday night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

2. Tri-Town Chamber Announces Winners of Back to School Buy Local Contest

The Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce celebrated the winners of the Back to School Buy Local Contest last week at the Deutsche Bank Championship and at the Tri-Town Chamber offices in Mansfield.

 The Grand Prize Winner, Lily Holloway of Norton, was joined by her mother, Annemarie, and grandparents at the Deutsche Bank Championship for a special celebratory breakfast. 

"What a wonderful show of community support for today's youth," Annemarie said. "It was awesome to see the positive responses to each of the finalists' essays. It is rare today, to see communities joyfully embrace the gifts that today's youth have to share – what an awesome forum to be able to do this in." 

First and second runner up went to Daniel Clapp and Victoria Vaphiades also of Norton. Honorable mentions went to Paulina Baczkowski of Foxborough, Jack Moussette of Mansfield and Kara Hart of Mansfield.  They attended an awards ceremony at the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce office on Thursday, Aug. 29th.

“Because of the outpouring of support from Mansfield Crossing, Barrows Insurance, Dream Dinners of Plainville, and Linda’s Cookies, we had something for each of the finalists,” said Kara Griffin, Executive Director of the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce.  “We look forward to doing this again next year.”

3. Foxborough High School Sports Begin Fall Play (Weather Permitting)

Rain postponed the Foxborough High School boys’ golf team from opening the 2012 season Tuesday and may further delay the Warriors from beginning play Wednesday as well. If the weather does cooperate, FHS golf will travel to Milford (Hopedale Country Club) for a 3:30 p.m. match. The FHS girls’ soccer team also begins its 2012 season Wednesday, hosting Ursuline Academy in a non-league match at 3:30 p.m. For scores and schedules from all of Foxborough High School’s fall programs, click here. http://patch.com/A-x1v5

4. Events:

7 to 10 p.m. - Live Music at Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro: Welcome Sara Thompson to the Tastings’ stage.

8 p.m. - New England Revolution vs. Columbus Crew: Come see the New England Revolution take on the Columbus Crew at Gillette Stadium.

9:30 p.m. - Digger Dawg at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill: This band offers a high-energy show of the ultimate in country, rock and blues. Digger Dawg was honored with a tour overseas to the troops in 2008 in Kuwait and Iraq.

5. Patriots Hair Stylist Opens SoHo for Men in Mendon

Terrence Manning — local celebrity hair stylist and owner of SoHo Hair Design in North Attleboro, announced last week he will open his second salon, SoHo for Men in Mendon. Manning, who is known for his work with the New England Patriots, opened his new salon Tuesday.
“I am very excited about this new venture,” said Manning.  “I want to offer men a place that they can go to and relax while they either get a hair cut, hair coloring, a manicure, pedicure, tan, wax or a simple shoe shine. The new salon has a nice men’s look to it and offers a relaxing environment that men can come to without feeling subconscious about the work they are having done.”
The salon is located at 16 Uxbridge Rd. in Mendon. The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Appointments are appreciated, but walk-ins are accepted.
Manning will be hosting an open house with several of the Patriots players on Sept. 10th.  
About SoHo and SoHo for Men:
SoHo is a modern; sheik and classy hair salon with a city style and twist, bringing much of the New York fashion and flare to its clients. The stylists are up on the latest trends and offer their clients a pampering experience with every visit.  SoHo for men offers a pampered setting with leather seats and shoeshine.

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