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2008-10-08 15:00:18

COHASSET - Cohasset Elder Affairs will present Stephen Puleo, author of "The Boston Italians," to culminate a six-week introductory Italian program. The presentation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 10 Summer St. To register, call 781-383- 9112 by Oct. 29. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-08 15:00:17

QUINCY - First Presbyterian Church of Quincy has formed a children's choir open to kids in the city who are in grades 3 through 5. The church wants to provide vocal and musical training, as well as performance experience, for children not only from the church but also from the rest of the community. The choir will be directed by Allen Thomas, former supervisor of music for Holbrook public schools and director of music at First Presbyterian for the past 14 years. Thomas has experience...

2008-10-08 12:00:18

By STEVE ADAMS COST-CUTTING TECHNOLOGY Every office has its thermostat watchers. The people monitoring energy efficiency at 700 Bank of America branches nationwide work on the fifth floor of a Charlotte, N.C., office building. Bank of America calls the facility "IC3" - shorthand for intelligent command-and-control center. Four technicians monitor computer screens that transmit data from those 700 branches' HVAC units, keeping an eye out for energy waste. Derek Johnson, program manager...

2008-10-05 15:00:22

BRAINTREE - Arona Hair Designs on Washington Street is raising money for a cancer center being built across from South Shore Hospital in Weymouth. Arona will offer haircuts, styling, coloring, facials, waxing services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. A bake sale will be held during the same hours. All of the proceeds go to the cancer center, which is affiliated with Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-10-05 15:00:10

QUINCY - WBZ radio personality Mel Simons will take listeners on a journey back to the big bands of yesteryear at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy. The retrospective video program will feature musical greats Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman and more. Mel Simons appears regularly on "The Steve LeVeille Broadcast" on WBZ radio with his Audio Clip Trivia Quiz. He also appeared on "The Larry Glick Show" for 14 years and Bob Raleigh's show...

2008-10-05 15:00:10

QUINCY - The award-winning French film "The Grocer's Son" will be screened at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St. "The Grocer's Son" tells the story of 30-year-old Antoine, who was forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. This surprise French box-office hit is about the coming-of-age of a man re-discovering life and love in the countryside. Although not subject to rating by the Motion Picture Association of America, the film is not...

2008-10-05 15:00:06

By KAITLIN KEANE Norwell An Educators Open House will be held Tuesday at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell. Teachers, PTO representatives and other educators interested in using the science center as a resource for students are invited to attend from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free. The science center offers programs for children in preschool through grade 12. All educational programs align with the state's science, technology and engineering curriculum frameworks. The...

2008-10-03 18:00:00

Scituate Tracy Johnston, who helped form a supplemental special-education program for the Scituate schools, will now help advise state officials. Johnston, co-founder of the Community of Resources for Special Education (CORSE) Foundation, has been appointed to the Special Education Advisory Council for the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Johnston will serve a three-year term on the council, which advises the state on unmet educational needs of students with...

2008-10-02 18:00:14

PLYMOUTH - Want a say about what happens in the state's coastal waters? State environmental officials developing an ocean protection plan bring their "listening tour" to Plymouth at 7 tonight at the Plymouth Public Library, 132 South St. The input-gathering tour hits 18 towns this fall, as officials prepare to draft the plan next summer. On Wednesday, the tour will be in Norwell for a 7 p.m. meeting at the South Shore Natural Science Center, 48 Jacobs Lane. Massachusetts this spring...

2008-10-02 18:00:12

QUINCY - Some 2,300 National Grid customers in North Quincy were without electricity for about an hour Monday. They lost power shortly before 5 p.m. Utility workers traced the problem to an underground cable at a substation off Newport Avenue Extension. Firefighters were called to the scene because smoke was pouring out of a manhole. (c) 2008 Patriot Ledger, The; Quincy, Mass.. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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