Teddy Bear Collection

Join Norwell’s Cub Scout Pack #66 in their effort to collect teddy bears for first responders. Local police, fire and EMTs will give the new teddy bears to children they meet during times of trauma. The scouts hope to provide comfort to little ones when they need it most. Collection boxes are available until Feb. 16 in both the Cole and Vinal school lobbies.

Norwell Public Library Participating in Bruins PJ Drive

The Norwell Public Library has teamed up with the Boston Bruins once again to participate in their annual pajama drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. The PJ Drive’s goal is to collect 10,000 pairs of new pajamas for children and teens in need. The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, MBLC, works with the Boston Bruins to coordinate library participation in the drive. Libraries from around the state use the Massachusetts Library System’s delivery service, typically used to send books and other library materials, to send their PJs to area collection locations which increases each library’s ability to participate in the drive.

“It’s hard to imagine that so many kids and teens don’t know the comforting feeling of putting on PJs before settling down to sleep. We’re happy to be part of an effort to change that,” said children’s librarian Nancy Perry.

The Boston Bruins PJ Drive runs from Feb. 1 through March 15. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. Participating libraries will compete with other organizations for special Bruins prizes including a street hockey clinic with Bruins Mascot Blades and autographed Bruins items.

Do you believe in magic? The Norwell Women’s Club annual fundraiser

The Norwell Women’s Club annual major fundraiser will be held from 7-11 p.m. March 22 at the Boston Winery; transportation to the Winery will be provided via bus. Buy a ticket and attend Ladies Night Out, there will be a photo-booth, DJ, card reader and more surprises. To purchase tickets visit eventbrite.com/e/do-you-believe-in-magic-2018-nwc-ladies-night-out-annual-fundraiser-tickets-42355220605?aff=FBEvent.

Nominations Now Open for Norwell Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business of the Year Award

The Norwell Chamber of Commerce announced that it has made nomination forms available for the Business of the Year award that it established as part of its mission to integrate its member businesses more fully into the community.

This award recognizes a business that contributes to the economic growth and quality of life in Norwell and whose practices and professional conduct contribute to a sense of cooperation within the entire business community. Some of the specific criteria that could be considered for this award include: a successful marketing or business strategy, growth, community involvement and exceptional customer service.

Any Norwell citizen or company may nominate a business in town that meets the criteria by completing a nomination form online at norwellchamberofcommerce.com/business-of-the-year/; or by downloading the nomination form and mailing it when completed to: The Norwell Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 322, Norwell, MA 02061.

The deadline for submitting nominations is April 1, at which time the chamber’s selection committee will review all applications and select the award recipient.

The announcement of the winner will be made by early May followed by the Award Night Ceremony scheduled for May 17 at the Barker Tavern in Scituate.

It’s Time to Nominate the Norwell Chamber of Commerce 2018 Citizen of Year

Each year the Norwell Chamber of Commerce honors; a Norwell resident as its Citizen of the Year. The Chamber is currently taking nominations for the, 2018 Citizen of the Year. Nominees should have some of the following qualities: a track record of volunteerism and public service to the town of Norwell and its citizens, made a positive difference to the lives of fellow citizens, dedicated to our town and concern for others, has shown a willingness to work with other town residents and who is enthusiastic about the town and its citizens, has qualities of honesty and integrity.

Nominations can be made by going to the chamber website: norwellchamberofcommerce.com/citizen-of-the-year/ or by sending a nomination to: The Norwell Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 322, Norwell, MA 02061.

Include with your nomination the reasons you think this person should be The, 2018 Citizen of the Year. The deadline for submitting nominations is April 1, at which time the chamber’s selection committee will review all applications and select the award recipient. The announcement of the winner will be made by early May followed by the Award Night Ceremony scheduled for Thursday, May 17 at the Barker Tavern in Scituate.

Maple Day

Join the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, as they explore maple history, culture and production. Enjoy the process from start to finish as you help tap the trees for sap and then watch how it is boiled into syrup. The day will include scheduled woodland walks for tree tapping, sweet treats, historical interpreters, fun crafts and lots of hands-on activities. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. March 11. Drop-in for all ages. Fees: $5 member; $8 non-member, 3 or younger free.

Meals on Wheels

Last year, the Council on Aging delivered 7,500 meals on wheels with the help of 16 dedicated volunteers. The numbers are growing and they really need your help. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals once or twice a month, Monday through Friday. The commitment is approximately two hours per delivery day between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. You can even volunteer with a spouse, partner or friend. Training is provided, flexible schedule. Won’t you help bring a meal and a smile to some of Norwell’s seniors in need? Contact COA Director, Susan Curtin at scurtin@townofnorwell.net or by calling 781-659-7878. Thank you for your consideration.

Norwell Youths Earn Boston College High School Honors;

Congratulations to the Norwell residents who earned honor at Boston College High School:

Ryan Cuozzo, 2018 honors; John Geraghty, 2018 honors; Michael Grant, 2018 honors; Anthony Petrillo, 2018 high honors; Aidan Ross, 2018 honors; John Gallagher, 2019 high honors; Ryan Golemme, 2019 high honors; Brendan Kennedy, 2019 high honors; Brendan King, 2019 high honors; Charles McMahon, 2019 high honors; Declan Murphy, 2019 high honors; Owen Forman, 2020 honors; Christopher Jepsen, 2020 honors; Henry Johnson, 2020 honors; Jacob Rothmann, 2020 honors; Ozzy-Dean Trapilo, 2020 high honors; Brian Bulger, 2021 honors; Dylan Cuozzo, 2021 high honors; Matthew DiSciullo, 2021 honors; Paul Geraghty, 2021 honors; and John Monahan, 2021 high honors;.

For high honors, an upperclassman must have at least a 3.8 quality-point-average and all grades C-plus or higher. Freshmen need a 3.6 QPA and all grades C-plus or higher. For honors; an upperclassman needs at least a 3.2 QPA and all grades C-minus or higher Freshmen need a 3.16 QPA and all grades C-minus or higher.