Friday, May 10, 2013
New England's favorite country star has set up a fund with the Boston Medical Center to help purchase prosthetics for victims who lost limbs during the attacks on the Boston Marathon.
Over the years, country music star Kenny Chesney has adopted the Boston area, including Foxborough, as his second home. And when that home was under attack on April 15th, Chesney felt the need to reach out to his extended family and provide relief to those in need. “I do feel this sense of family with everybody in Boston and when that happened, like a lot of people I couldn’t believe what I was seeing,” Chesney said in a recent interview with JW & Lori on Country 102.5. “I thought about how I wanted to help in some way and I was trying to figure out what was best to do.” After some thought, Chesney decided to “Spread the Love” to the city he loves and victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by starting a fund through donations and sales of…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Walpole Music Studio manager Greg Gi Gregorio shares his thoughts.
Greg Di Gregorio, manager of the Walpole Music Studio, said classifying his favorite guitars would be tough, but he’d have to go for the imports. Gregorio said he likes the Yamahas for acoustics and the Ibanezes for electric to semi hollow guitars. He said there was nothing particularly special about them, they’re just the most consistently good guitars for decent prices. “They’re inexpensive, but that’s what I like about them,” he said. “We used to have new and used Gibsons, but my thing is I’m afraid to touch or play at home a $2,000 instrument.”
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Find out what films are playing locally in the Walpole area this weekend.
Looking to see a movie this weekend? Let Patch help you easily find showtimes in your area! Enter your zip code into the Moviefone widget at the top of page to see what movies are playing in your area. TELL US: Walpole Patch wants your movie reviews! Come back and tell us in comments the movie you saw this weekend, what you thought about it and how many stars out of five you would give the film.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The show and sale event will feature hundreds of hand crafted, uniquely designed and glazed pottery items.
Potters Place in Walpole is set to hold its annual Spring Show & Sale this weekend. The event begins Friday, May 3 from 6-9 p.m. at 127B Old West St. in Walpole and continues through the weekend. Saturday’s show will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday’s is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A “Meet the Artists” reception takes place Friday and includes refreshments and the opportunity to meet the 22 featured Potters Place artisans. Close to Walpole center and the MBTA commuter rail station, follow the signs to Potters Place, located at 127B Old West St. Free admission and parking are available. Credit and debit cards accepted. “Our spring theme has inspired a unique collection of functional and fine art pottery, both wheel-thrown and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Brilliant Ales, Stouts and music bring this unique British pub to life.
The British Beer Company, one of 13 BBCs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, provides an exciting night life off Route 1 in Walpole. The BBC is an authentic British Pub featuring Stouts, Ales and British pub fare. Bands, disc jockeys, karaoke and trivia are some of their entertainment line up each week. Recently, the British Beer Company celebrated its 15th Anniversary as the company continues to grow. Their locations to date are Falmouth, Sandwich, Hyannis, Cedarville, Walpole, Framingham; Bristol, R.I. and Manchester, N.H. A new location will soon be opening in Portsmouth, N.H. Patch spoke with Assistant General Manager Dan Reagan about the BBC and all it has to offer. "People come in for our selection of beers, our …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Grand opening event will be Saturday, March 30 from 1-4 p.m. on the Walpole/Norwood town line.
Does your garage or basement often have the wailing and clamor of a young musician reaching for the stars? You might want to sign him or her up for the School of Rock, opening this Saturday on the Norwood/Walpole line. School of Rock is a growing business with over 100 locations across the country that teaches young musicians the skills to hone the rock star in all of them. Walpole resident Ed Jackowski is opening the franchise, located at 1250 Washington St. in Norwood, with his long-time friend Tom Brunelle, who lives in Los Angeles and is a producer for E! Entertainment Television. Both men grew up in Holyoke. They will host a grand opening celebration Saturday, March 30 where potential students and their parents can learn more about …
Monday, March 25, 2013
This show features work from students from all the Walpole public schools and will be running through the end of March.
The month of March is Youth Art Month and this year's annual exhibit is entitled "Color Connections," which is on display through the end of the month at the Barnes And Noble Book Store Cafe at the Walpole Mall shopping plaza. The collection features art from all of the public schools in Walpole and respresents Kindergarten through Grade 12 students. The exhibit shows the growth in the students' artistic ability as they progress in the art program. "We picked a theme for the exhibit," said Sandra Allison, Art Department Chariperson for the Walpole Schools. "Each teacher at the different schools went through their students art work and picked work that best represented our theme which is color." The schools and art teachers represented are…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Over 150 Bird Middle School students entertained soldout crowds last week with their production of the "Wizard of Oz."
Editor's note: The following was submitted by Bob Murphy. The Bird Middle School students proudly showcased their brains, their heart, and their courage before an overflow crowd at the Bird Middle School Auditorium last Thursday and Friday evening as Dorothy (Christine Murray, Celia Walsh) and her three trusty sidekicks followed the Yellow Brick Road out of Munchkinland on their way to see the great and powerful Wizard of Oz. The Wizard of Oz was the 31st annual BMS Spring Musical performance. Over 150 of the middle schoolers at Bird participated in the performance, which was the culmination of 10 weeks of daily rehearsals. Bird double-casts nearly all of the lead roles in the spring musical in order to maximize the opportunity for …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Find out what films are playing locally near Walpole this weekend, and come back and tell us what movie you saw, what you thought about it and how many stars out of five you would give the film.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Tickets to Bon Jovi "Because We Can - The Tour" at Gillette Stadium in July go on sale Friday, Feb. 15.
Bon Jovi is returning to Foxborough this summer for the first time since 2010 for his new tour "BON JOVI Because We Can - The Tour." The concert, slated for Saturday, July 20th at Gillette Stadium, will kick-off an action-packed two months of music in Foxborough with Taylor Swift's two shows at Gillette Stadium coming the week after Bon Jovi and Kenny Chesney's annual two-day New England Country Music Festival returning to Gillette Stadium August. Tickets for the Bon Jovi concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster. “Rock fans in New England love Bon Jovi and especially love seeing them at Gillette Stadium, where ‘This is Our House’ is the official touchdown song,” said Dan Murphy, Gillette Stadium vice president of …