Sunday, March 19, 2017

Looney Legacy to host Boston Marathon Fundraiser April 1

The Looney Legacy Foundation will be hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, April 1 from 5:00-10:30pm at Ted Williams Camp in Lakeville, MA.

Middleboro residents Tommy and Krissy Leonard are on team LLF running the 2017 Boston Marathon with John Hancock. They will be raising money for the Looney Legacy Foundation in support of Melanoma research. The foundation was founded in memory of Peter Looney who passed away following a four-month battle with Melanoma. His family formed the foundation to keep Peter's wishes alive and to do everything possible to help find a cure and promote the prevention of Melanoma.

The evening will feature catering by Riccardi's. Dinner includes baked lasagna, Italian meatballs, crispy baked chicken, roasted potatoes, antipasto salad, pesto pasta salad, and dinner rolls. A cash bar will be available.

Lots of raffle prizes. To name a few: gift cards, Apple watch, scratch tickets, Easter baskets, shrubs and plants, and a Nicolock fire pit with metal grate.

Come enjoy live music featuring Mountain Weekend.

The cost of the event is $40 per person and includes dinner and entry into a mystery raffle. Tickets can be purchased at the Fireside Grille in Middleboro, MA or by emailing Tommy Leonard (

The event will be held at the Loon Pond Lodge function hall at the Ted Williams Camp 28 Precinct Street, Lakeville.

Please come out and support the Looney Legacy Foundation and enjoy a fun night out with friends! Tickets are on sale now. For additional information contact Tommy Leonard at

Monday, March 13, 2017

Soule Homestead Newsletter

Want to know what is on the horizon at Soule Homestead? They publish a newsletter four times a year with updates, coming events and more. If you would prefer to receive a print copy, please call them at 508.947.6744 and we will add you to the list.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Greg Maichack's Pastel Paint Workshops Return!

You asked for him, so we're bringing him back -- twice! Award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack returns to the Middleborough Public Library at 6:00 p.m. on both Wed., March 29 and Wed., April 12 to present his new adult workshop titled, "Pastel Paint the $44-Million Flower." This fun pastel painting workshop is designed for everyone from beginners to experienced artists.

Participants will experiment with hundreds of the artist's professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper. All materials will be provided, and everyone who attends will get to take home his/her artwork.

Maichack is an experienced professional at teaching pastel techniques, as recognized by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), and hundreds of libraries and local cultural councils.

Seating is limited, so registration is required. Call 508/946-2470, or email Libby Fox at There is no charge to attend.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Middleborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Funding also was provided by the Friends of the Middleborough Public Library.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Chronicle Reporter and Author Ted Reinstein to Speak

New England is as dotted with colorful and fascinating feuds as it is with low stone walls and big, red barns. And many of them go back just as far. Did you know that the Breeds and the Bunkers are still fighting over a hill? Or that the revolution is still being fought--by Lexington and Concord? From the colonial era through early aviation, to Red Sox-Yankees and present-day food fights, Ted Reinstein will tell us who's really Wicked Pissed in New England and why. Stop by on Wed., March 15 at 6:30 p.m at the Middleborough Public Library. A book signing/selling will follow the presentation.

Ted Reinstein has been a reporter for "Chronicle," WCVB-TV/Boston's award-winning-and America's longest-running, locally-produced-nightly news magazine since 1997. In addition, he is a regular contributor for the station's political roundtable show and writes a weekly opinion column. He lives just west of Boston with his wife and two daughters. He is also the author of New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories.