I’ve been on the road so much the past couple of weeks that I’ve had to delay getting into the holiday spirit, but last night we finally got the tree up, the cards are in the mail, and I only have a couple more people to knock off on the shopping list. I’m proud to say I did about 90 percent of my shopping locally this year, and if you have any last-minute shopping to do, consider trying to do it here on the Island.
I haven’t had a chance to hop around and check out the lights yet, so if you can recommend any not-to-be-missed displays, let us all know! Who doesn’t love a good glowing Santa with festive accouterments?
We had quite the tailgate turnout in Foxboro this weekend. Dylan Morgan and Ben Connelly served up breakfast sandwiches while Fred Fournier made French toast Monte Cristos on his little camp stove, a great little brunch. Meanwhile, we waited patiently for the piece de resistance, the 13-pound bird to come out of the deep fryer, joined by tater tots and fried stuffing balls. Jake and Annie Sylvia, Willie Bishop, and Grace Murphy were there to join in the pregame fun. And now the Pats have yet another AFC East title under their belts. Not too shabby.
Ugly sweaters were the dress code at the Smith holiday party this past weekend. Word is, Greer Thornton was owning it in a tacky number that featured a slot for an iPod to display a roaring fire. Best, right? That is, until Tom O’Hanlon walked in with a similar setup, but his Yule log burned in HD on a full-size iPad. Score one for Tom the Teletubby.
Hello to Ilija Talon Trance, who made his debut December 19 in the wee hours of the morning, weighing in at 8 pounds, 2 ounces. Parents Lindsay and Michael Trance and big brothers Ian and Isaac are all thrilled. Can’t wait to watch this little one grow.
The kids from Rainbow Place invite you to their annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Whaling Church on Thursday, December 18, at 6 pm. The preschoolers will be up on stage performing some Christmas classics, and then everyone is invited downstairs for cookies. Call 508-627-8607 with questions.
Seniors, don’t miss Everybody’s Favorite Chicken Marbella Lunch and Birthday Cafe at the Anchors on, Friday, December 19, at 12 noon, with special guest Adele Dreyer playing holiday favorites, on the piano. You’ll also get to appreciate the wonderful artwork displayed by the Anchors Needlepoint Group. Following lunch, stay for a screening of the movie Mau’s Last Dancer. Also, Monday, December 22, from 11 to 11:45 am, come say Hi to the High School Leadership Class and join in on a game of charades. You can continue to get to know our Island teens. At the last Meet and Greet, you may have discovered that many of the students had connections to the Anchors with grandparents and parents. Very cool to make these connections! To sign up or find out about future events, call 508-627-4368.
Mark your calendars: Featherstone will host a winter field trip to the Worcester Art Museum to check out the Flora in the Winter show on January 29. To RSVP, for more info, or if you have questions please, call us at 508-693-1850 or email Veronica at email@example.com.
Birthday wishes go out this week to Albert Lattanzi, who celebrates December 19; to Meghan Kill, December 20; to Dave Rossi, December 21; to Kelly Hess and Salissa DeOliveira, December 23; and to Michael Brown, December 24. Have fun, folks!