Monday, January 14, 2013
Tens of thousands of dollars raised for local family after James Davin's death.
The town of Foxborough came together on Friday to celebrate the life of longtime resident and father of three, James Davin, who passed away this past October. Hundreds of well-wishers came by Demetri’s Function Hall on Route 1 Foxborough to remember Davin and help support his family. Foxborugh-based band Thirty6Red provided entertainment for the night as raffles and prizes were handed out to the many in attendance. Nicole “Nicky” Davin, James' wife, said she was overwhelmed by the amount of support she and her family has received from the community. “We’re all very appreciative,” she said. “You know I saw the sign when I came in and it said ‘It Takes a Village.” We couldn’t have gotten through this without living here and having this …
Friday, January 11, 2013
The following roundup of Foxborough news and information was gathered from Tuesday’s Board of Selectmen meeting.
Foxborough resident Steven Aucoin was recognized by the Board of Selectmen Tuesday for his accomplishments during the 2012 Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games at Harvard University this past summer. Selectmen clerk Lorraine Brue read an official citation during Tuesday’s meeting to congratulate Aucoin for earning a gold medal in the Games. “We, the Foxborough Board of Selectmen would like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to Steven Aucoin of Foxborough for his accomplishment of earning an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games. As a member of the weightlifting team known as The Petty Power Lifters, Steven and his teammates began their training in March at the Foxborough YMCA, under …
Here's five things you need to know in Foxborough for today, Jan. 11.
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 slight chance of showers after 2 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 43. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Friday night: Showers likely, mainly between midnight and 3 a.m. Patchy fog after 1 a.m. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 33. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Generosity for Jim, a fundraiser benefit for Jim Davin's family in the wake of his death will be held at Demetri's on Route 1 in Foxborough on Jan. 11, 2013 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $20.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
While the line for James Davin’s wake stretched from Roberts & Sons Funeral Home to CVS in late October, friends of the 48-year-old father of three decided it wasn’t enough to simply pay their respects to Jim’s wife, Nicky and their three children Sean, Aidan and Julia. Foxborough friends, Boston-area contacts and extended family wanted to do more to help ease the Davin’s burden and to applaud the outpouring of kindness from so many. By the time supporters packed the pews of St. Mary’s Church and celebrated the Wayne Drive resident’s life at a reception the following day – plans for a community fundraiser were well underway. Foxborough is a special town. It’s no secret that the community boasts some truly wonderful givers – people are …