Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Check out the Letter to the Editor from the Gills and the Craigies.
[Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by Stoneham residents Pam and Brian Gill and Jeanne and Paul Craigie.] Dear Editor, As we come to the close of a wonderful, exciting and amazing month of April, the Board of “Light It Up Blue” Stoneham wishes to thank all the many Stoneham residents and businesses for their incredible support to this worthy cause. When we began five months ago we never envisioned the support that we would receive. Our mission was to light up the Stoneham Town Common with blue lights to honor the children and families that live with autism and special needs on a daily basis. We believe that with awareness we gain acceptance, and with acceptance we live as community. The Common was the perfect …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The fundraiser was held Sunday afternoon at the Town Common.
There was a strong turnout for the "Light It Up Blue" autism awareness event Sunday afternoon at Stoneham Town Common. Raffles and music were just some of the activities going on during the fundraiser. All donations made benefit autistic children in town. Check out our video featuring townspeople discussing the importance of the event to the community. Do you have some great videos from the event? Upload them to this post by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above the photo gallery. Please make sure to add caption information in the form of a sentence as well as noting the videographer's name in the "credit" field. We look forward to seeing your videos.
There was a strong turnout for the autism event on Sunday afternoon at the Town Common.
Hundreds attended the "Light It Up Blue" autism awareness event Sunday afternoon at Stoneham Town Common. From music to raffles, there were plenty of activities going on to keep people entertained at the fundraiser. All donations benefit autistic children in town. Check out our latest "Viewfinder" photo gallery for images captured during the event. Do you have some great photos from the event? Upload them to this post by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above the photo gallery. Please make sure to add caption information in the form of a sentence as well as noting the photographer's name in the "credit" field. We look forward to seeing your shots.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Check out the "Patch Facts" column for April 1.
1. Beware the jokes: Sunday is April Fools' Day, so make to be on your guard for practical jokes. 2. Hole in one: Hago Harrington's Miniature Golf is expected to open on Sunday, according to new management. 3. Hockey anyone? The Boston Bruins Alumni take on the Ninety Nine Legends from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sunday at Stoneham Arena. Some of the former Bruins expected to play in the hockey game to benefit the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club are Rick Middleton, Reggie Lemelin, Bob Sweeney, Ken Hodge Jr, Ken Linesman, John Cater, Tom Songin and Stoneham's Frank Simonetti, according to the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham website. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children. 4. Autism event: The town is hosting a "Light It Up Blue" autism …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Take a look at the latest image captured around town.
Our latest "Photo of the Day" is of the Stoneham Board of Selectmen receiving "Light It Up Blue" autism awareness t-shirts from Stoneham residents and event organizers Jeanne Craigie and Brian Gill during Tuesday night's session at Town Hall. The free event is slated for 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 at the Town Common. There will be a food—donated by Stop & Shop Supermarket—available, as well as a DJ, games and raffles, according to Craigie. "We have almost $4,000 in raffle items," Craigie said. All money raised at the event goes directly to support autistic children in Stoneham, she added. The Town Common will be adorned with about 20,000 blue lights on April Fools' Day, according to Craigie. She said the lights will be put up by …