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January 23, 2018

New Business In Foxborough: Starbucks

Welcome Starbucks!

You can find the restaurant at

369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
Phone: (508)
Web-Site: https://www.starbucks.com/store-locator?map=41.904534,-71.189788,10z

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Start: January 23, 2018
End: January 23, 2018

New Business In Foxborough: Moe’s Southwest Grill

Welcome Moe’s Southwest Grill!

You can find the restaurant at

369 Central Street
Foxborough, MA 02035
Phone: (508)
Web-Site: https://www.moes.com/

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Start: January 23, 2018
End: January 23, 2018

January 21, 2018

January 21, 2018 – Taking the #MBTA_CR to #Patriots game at #GilletteStadium in Foxborough?

January 21, 2018 – Taking the #MBTA_CR to #Patriots game at #GilletteStadium in Foxborough?
Departs #TFGreenAirport 12:10 p.m.

Departs #SouthStationBOS 12:20 p.m.

Foxborough/Gillette Stadium

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Start: January 21, 2018
End: January 21, 2018

January 17, 2018

Fun Fact: 65,878 attended the #Patriots game at #GilletteStadium in Foxborough on January 13, 2018. Explore and learn more about the town via http://history.02035.org!

Fun Fact: 65,878 attended the #Patriots game at #GilletteStadium in Foxborough on January 13, 2018. Explore and learn more about the town via http://history.02035.org!

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Start: January 17, 2018
End: January 17, 2018

January 16, 2018

Hazardous Weather Outlook & Winter Weather Advisory for Foxborough, MA 02035

Hazardous Weather Outlook & Winter Weather Advisory for Foxborough, MA 02035 (1:00 a.m., January 17, 2018 – 6:00 p.m., January 17, 2018): http://forecast.weather.gov/

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Find more weather and storm information for Foxborough residents via http://www.02035.org/residents.htm#weather_and_storm_information

Start: January 16, 2018
End: January 17, 2018

January 8, 2018

Foxborough Family Variety Show – 2018 Audition Sign-Ups, Auditions, & Show Information!

ConfiKids, a local 501(c)3 organization helping children build confidence, is holding a fundraiser on March 10, 2018, at Orpheum Theatre. Acts comprised of a family, group of friends, and/or neighbors are encouraged to audition for the show, which will include prizes for 1st/sup>, 2nd, and 3rd places. Sign up for auditions begins January 8, 2018, with first priority given to Foxborough residents. Auditions will be held January 25-27, 2018. The Foxborough Family Variety Show will be held at Orpheum Theatre on March 10, 2018.

Start: January 8, 2018
End: January 31, 2018

January 1, 2018

A Few New Year’s Traditions And Superstitions (2018)

A Few New Year’s Traditions And Superstitions

  • “First Night” community celebrations began in 1976 in Boston.
  • Some people believe loud noises or lighting off fireworks will frighten evil spirits away.
  • “Polar Bear” swims are undertaken perhaps to ensure open eyes to face the New Year.
  • Gongs are struck 108 times in Buddhist temples on New Year’s Eve in an attempt to expel 108 types of human weakness.
  • Babies born on this day will always have luck on their side.

  • Some believe the first person to cross a home’s threshold after midnight on New Year’s Eve will determine the homeowner’s luck for the New Year. This is called “first footing”.

  • If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.

  • Others believe you should sleep with a horseshoe under your pillow on New Year’s Eve to assure good luck for the New Year.

  • Whatever a person does on the first day of the new year will influence their activity for the rest of the year.

  • The first person to enter your home after the stroke of midnight will influence the year you’re about to have.
  • Some believe that washing clothes or dishes on the first day of the new year may cause a relative’s death. In Tennessee, this will wash someone out of your family.

  • Nothing, not even garbage, is to leave the house on the first day of the year.
  • Some Hawai’ians don’t sweep the house on New Year’s Day.
  • In Germany, some farmers believe livestock will be safe from witches if the stables are cleaned between Christmas and the New Year.
  • Some believe sweeping out the house on New Year’s Day will also sweep good luck out the door.

  • In Ecuador, a scarecrow is burned to promote a fresh and positive start to the new year.

  • Avoid crying on the first day of the year to set a happy tone for the next twelve months.

  • If wind blows from the south, there will be fine weather and prosperous times in the year ahead; if wind comes from the north, it will be a year of bad weather; wind blowing from the east will bring famine and calamities; if the wind blows from the west, the year will have plentiful supplies of milk and fish but will also see the death of a very important person; if there is no wind at all, a joyful and prosperous year may be expected.
  • The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. The first Tournament of Roses in 1890. was arranged by members of the Valley Hunt Club who decorated their carriages with flowers to celebrate California’s flowers and ripening orange crop.

 

 

 
Some food related customs observed for good luck in the New Year

  • Eating pork on New Year’s is believed by many cultures to symbolize progress and prosperity in the New Year.
  • Common among American Southerners, black-eyed peas are eaten, often with hog jowls or ham, for luck and to attract money.
  • Many Dutch consume doughnuts on this day to ensure good fortune throughout the year.
  • Consuming cabbage is also thought by some to bring good luck.
  • Whoever finds the coin inside their piece of the Greek Vassilopitta will receive good luck during the coming year.
  • Eating green foods such as cabbage, peas, collard greens, etc. is thought to be symbolic of upcoming economic good fortune.

  • Eating Pomegranates is thought to represent good luck in the new year.
  • Pennsylvania Dutch eat sauerkraut to get rich.
  • Eating cornbread will bring wealth.
  • Eating chicken on the first day of the year will bring financial difficulties for the rest of the year

  • Eat long noodles, which signify longevity, on New Year’s Day.
  • In Spain, twelve grapes are eaten at midnight (each grape symbolizing a different month) – sweet grape means that specific month will also be sweet and pleasant but sour grape means a sour month.
  • In Italy, pork sausage (symbolizing abundance) served over lentils (symbolizing money) is eaten.

Let me know how you celebrate the New Year!

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Start: January 1, 2018
End: January 1, 2018

December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017 – Menorah Lighting On The Common in #downtown_Foxborough (6:30 p.m.)

Join the Foxborough and wider community (Foxborough Town Representatives, Chabad Jewish Center, and more) at 6:30 p.m. on the common for the lighting of the seventh candle of the menorah, hot latkes, donuts, and hot chocolate. The fun includes Light up Menorah Necklaces for the lucky guests.

Start: December 18, 2017
End: December 18, 2017

December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 – Redevelopment Of 29 Wall Street On #Foxborough_MA Planning Board Agenda (7:15 p.m.)

December 7, 2017 – Redevelopment of 29 Wall Street (old Grossman’s between train tracks and new Post Office) on Foxborough Planning Board agenda (7:15 p.m.)

Mixed-used project including a 4,600 sf retail/office building and a 50 unit multi-family residential building

#Foxborough_MA #TownOfFoxboroughMA

http://www.foxboroughma.gov/Pages/FoxboroughMA_Planning/29WallStTIA.pdf
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Start: December 7, 2017
End: December 7, 2017

December 7, 2017 – First Thursdays Peace Vigil at Foxborough Universalist Church (#UUFoxborough) in #downtown_Foxborough (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

You are invited to join the Peace Vigil from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at Foxborough Universalist Church, UUA. Everyone is invited to participate in the ongoing peace vigils – please show up during the hour and stay as long or as short as your schedule allows. There will be spoken and silent meditation in addition to a sign explaining what the peace-vigilers are doing.

 

 

UUFoxborough is located at 6 Bird Street (on the common/Route 140) in downtown Foxborough; directions to the church and more information about the First Thursdays Peace Vigils can be found through http://www.uufoxborough.org. Area residents are welcome and encouraged to participate!

 

 

Visit UUFoxborough on-line at:

December 2017 marks the 11th Anniversary of Foxborough Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Social Action Committee’s First Thursdays Peace Vigils.

A Brief History Of UUFoxborough’s First Thrsdays Peace Vigils

 

In April, 2003, the Foxborough Universalist Church, UUA lit the Peace Candle that sits in the front window of the church and serves as a symbol of the congregation’s continued prayers for peace, especially in Iraq. In the Fall of 2006, the church’s Social Action Committee began the First Thursdays Peace Vigils and the community of vigilers have stood in front of the church with peace candles and signs once a month since then. The plan was to continue until the war in Iraq was over, but it has continued to this day because troops are still deployed in the region and peace has not yet been achieved.

 

December 2017 marks the eleventh anniversary of the First Thursdays Peace Vigils and the community of vigilers is still going strong. The group has fluctuated in numbers over the years, but it’s members are always appreciative of newcomers, pedestrians interested in the vigil, and the numerous honks and waves of support they receive from people traveling by the common every first Thursday of the month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

If you’re interested in finding out more about this endeavor or the community of vigilers, please contact office@uufoxborough.org or firstthursdayspeacevigils@uufoxborough.org or stop by sometime between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on a First Thursday. Area residents are welcome and encouraged to participate!

 

December 2016 Marks 10th Anniversary Of First Thursdays Peace Vigils at UUFoxborough / Foxborough Universalist Chrch, UUA

Start: December 7, 2017
End: December 7, 2017