Thursday, January 31, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 31.
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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9 a.m., then a chance of showers between 9 and 10 a.m. Areas of fog before 9 a.m. Temperature falling to around 41 by 5 p.m. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 23 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 21.
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! Today’s weather in Foxborough, according to the National Weather Service based in Taunton, calls for a chance of snow showers, mainly after 4 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 28. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. Monday night: Snow showers likely, mainly after 9 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 14. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 7 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. The …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Foxborough resident Paul Currie was one of five blood donors to win Patriots playoff tickets after participating in Dunkin' Donuts sixth annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign last week at Patriot Place.
Foxborough resident Paul Currie realized the importance of giving blood several years ago when his daughter had a major surgery. “I realized giving blood is something we all need to do,” Currie said. "[It is] easy and the benefits for others are priceless.” Currie, 52, was off from work last week when he heard about an American Red Cross blood drive happening at Patriot Place. “I decided I would do my part,” Currie said of participating in last Thursday’s Dunkin’ Donuts sixth annual “Give a Pint, Give a Pound” campaign. As part of the event at Patriot Place, five lucky donors would win two tickets apiece to Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game between the New England Patriots and Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium. Currie was one of …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross teamed up for the sixth annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign last week at Patriot Place, collecting 63 units of blood, which will save up to 189 lives.
Nearly 100 people joined Dunkin’ Donuts and the American Red Cross at Patriot Place on Jan. 3 to celebrate Blood Donor Month by giving a pint of blood in exchange for a pound of coffee. The American Red Cross was able to collect 63 units of blood during the “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” event inside the Patriot Place Activity Center, which will help save up to 189 lives, according to Donna M. Morrissey, Director of Communications for the American Red Cross Blood Services – Northeast Division. “We are incredibly appreciative of Dunkin’ Donuts for its ongoing dedication to our lifesaving mission through the ‘Give a Pint, Get a Pound’ campaign, which helps the Red Cross raise awareness of the need for blood and continue to meet the daily needs …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Foxborough Regional Charter School first graders recently participated in the American Red Cross program “Holiday Mail for Heroes.”
Editor's note: The following is courtesy of Foxborough Regional Charter School. Earlier this month, Foxborough Regional Charer School first graders made and sent holiday greeting cards to veterans, service members in hospital and overseas as part of the American Red Cross program, "Holiday Mail for Heroes." Mrs. Charlette's class of first graders viewed a video from the American Red Cross about the Holiday Mail for Heroes program and learned that making and sending these greeting cards to our military heroes would make each recipient's day a "little brighter." Each student, according to FRCS, enjoyed making colorful cards, which were then sent to the American Red Cross to sort, distribute and send the cards overseas. "The cards and …
Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
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Monday, November 5, 2012
The New York Red Cross provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by Sandy's impact.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts has launched a website to help residents prepare for an emergence of zombies.
Certainly in the spirit of Halloween, but more appropriate for the long-debated Mayan Apocalypse, the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts this week launched a new website that aims to prepare everyone for dealing with the potential rise of zombies, according to a report in the Metro this week. The website, SavingZombies.com, provides readers with a count-down to the alleged "apocalypse" that some have suggested on the internet is predicted for Dec. 21 by the ancient Mayans (several resources have debunked the myth on the Internet, such as NASA.com; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, meanwhile, has released tongue-in-cheek "zombie warnings," but has also denied the existence of Zombies, according to The Huffington …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
More than 70 percent of all pool injuries occur in backyard pools, including in-ground, above-ground and portable pools.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
More than 60 percent of all pool-related deaths and injuries occur in pools owned by the victim’s family or friends, according to federal statistics. That’s why Amica Insurance is sharing some important safety tips and reminders for pool owners this summer. Each year, nearly 400 children drown in pools and spas, and more than 5,000 others are treated for pool-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. People who own pools need to be especially cautious because more than 70 percent of all pool injuries occur in backyard pools, including in-ground, above-ground and portable pools. Pool owners need to take safety precautions, even when their pools aren’t in use, said Michael Gillerlane, a senior assistant vice …