Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Foxborough Veterans Services Department and the town's Veterans Services Advisory Committee (VSAC) will be holding the second Annual POW*MIA Remembrance Day on Saturday, Sept. 22 on the Foxboro Common.
Saturday, Sept. 22 will be a day of remembrance on Foxboro Common for military prisoners of war and military servicemen and women missing in action. The town's second annual POW*MIA Remembrance Day is organized by the Foxborough Veterans Services Department and the town's Veterans Services Advisory Committee (VSAC). Below is a preliminary program for the event:
Monday, September 10, 2012
Hundreds gathered on Foxboro Common Saturday, Sept. 8 to remember and celebrate the life of Mike McGinty, a Foxborough resident who was killed during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
It's been 11 years this Tuesday since Foxborough resident Mike McGinty was tragically taken from his family and community during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Since that tragic day, however, McGinty's memory has lived on in community spirit, pride and volunteerism, highlighted by the event, McGinty Family Fun Day, which was held this past Saturday on Foxboro Common. And with the sun shining brightly on a day that many meterologists said would rain, McGinty's wife, Cindy, knew her husband had something to do with the favorable change in forecast. "I asked how we got this great [weather Saturday] and [Cindy] said, ‘this is Mike ... he did this for sure,’" said Fox 25 news anchor Maria Stephanos, a Foxborough resident and guest speaker at …
What would you like to see done with the old Foxborough Fire Station in the center of town?
Drive around Foxborough long enough and you’re bound to see an empty storefront or vacant building. But do you ever stop to envision what could move into town to fill that opening in town? We do and now we are asking you in our continuing series, "Visions for Vacancies." We'll showcase an empty storefront or building and ask you what should take up the space. This is your place to sound off and have your say about local businesess and open spaces. This week, we turn our attention to a building on a prominent corner in downtown Foxborough – the old Foxborough Fire Station on the corner School and Rockhill streets. The Foxborough Fire Department left the old fire station for the Public Safety Building on Chestnut Street in 2006. So …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Proceeds raised from McGinty Family Fun Day will go towards the McGinty Scholarship Foundation, which is named in loving memory of Michael McGinty, who was killed during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Cindy McGinty and her family will return to Foxborough on Sept. 8 to hold this year’s McGinty Family Fun Day on Foxboro Common in remembrance of her husband, Michael McGinty, who was killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 at the age of 42. Michael McGinty’s memory lives on through the annual event on Foxboro Common by offering the community an enjoyable afternoon of fun, food and community service. Entry to this year’s event is $5 per person or $20 per family. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the Common. Three bands will be performing at this year’s event – 36 Red, Odyssey and the Brass Daddies and Blood Sweat & Swing. Food will be prepared by Loewen’s Deli. Other attractions include: a …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Foxborough families will hit the town common on Tuesday, Aug. 7 for the "29th Annual National Night Out," a unique crime and drug prevention event.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7 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. National Night Out involves over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. Last year, over 37 million people were expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime.’ National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Foxborough Police Department and Foxboro Jaycees. This fun family event is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday’s concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. inside Waxy O’Connor’s at 121 Main St.
The threat of severe weather, including thunderstorms this evening has forced Thursday’s Concert on the Common to be moved indoors to Waxy O’Connor’s. The Foxboro Jaycees’ concert, featuring MAGNUS and sponsored by Rodman Ford is free and all ages are welcome.