When you are trying to guide and discipline your kids, always keep in mind the happy and healthy 35-50 year old you want to turn them into, a renowned child psychiatrist and author told a packed audience at Duxbury Performing Arts Center last Monday night.
It is no surprise that today’s generation of students have fully embraced the technology evolution spawned by the Internet – baby boomers’ great gift to the world. The explosion of software, applications, and social media has forever changed how we transact, communicate, learn and exchange information.
On Saturday, over 20 residents visited the graves of six men who made their mark on 19th century Duxbury. Carolynn Ravenscroft, Duxbury Rural and Historical Society archivist, brought attendees back to times when Duxbury was the center of shipbuilding, a depressed town where many residents relied on shoemaking to make ends meet, the landing site for the French Atlantic cable and a sought-aftervacation destination.
With random shootings at public places becoming a fact of life in America, the town of Duxbury has updated its workplace violence prevention policy to keep it in linewith modern times.On Monday, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to adopt the new policy as recommended by Human Resources Director Jeannie Horne. The previous one dated to 2002.
It is every parent’s nightmare to have a child addicted to drugs. Trudy Avery knows that nightmare. Avery, who represented Caron Treatment Centers (a substance abuse program) and who is a Sandwich mom of four grown boys, shared her story with a packed audience for the Community Substance Abuse forum at the Duxbury Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night last week.
This past Saturday, Holy Family parish held a fiesta to welcome the children of NPH Mexico.Ten children arrived on Thursday, October 15 and stayed with host families from Holy Family. On Saturday, families from throughout Duxbury gathered to meet the children and witness them perform their native music and dance. The children are part of an international organization called NPH USA.
One Duxbury resident concerned about rising sea levels after watching the waters near his house gain on the Back River marsh for the past 70 years has proposed that the state and federal government should be proactive in planning for and funding mitigation projects.
After five years of roadblocks, a plan to restore the historic Keene’s Mill foundation is moving forward. In 2010, voters at the annual town meeting approved a proposal to spend $30,000 in Community Preservation Act funds to restore the foundation of an old saw mill, located near the intersection of Temple and Keene Streets. The project consists of removing and resetting the granite blocks that have tumbled down into the nearby stream back into the foundation. In 2008, the town acquired the land containing the mill when it bought 97 acres near Camp Wing fromCrossroads for Kids.