Friday, May 10, 2013
A look at some of the personalities that have come to live and work in Wrentham.
Wrentham has some long history, but did you know it also has been home to some major people? Probably the most famous was Helen Keller, who shared a home here in 1896 with Anne Sullivan. In the summers of 1898-1903, they lived in a cottage Sullivan rented on Lake Pearl. In 1903, they moved to 349 East St., where Keller lived until 1917. Educator Horace Mann, made famous by many streets and plazas in Franklin, studied law in Wrentham. Mann was an educator, congressman and the first secretary of the newly created Massachusetts Board of Education, the first such position in the U.S. Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane once lived here as well, and actor Mark Wahlberg still currently owns a summer home here, according to IMDB.com. The late former…
Monday, May 6, 2013
Town Pizza owner Bill Shehata shares his story of coming to America.
Bill Shehata’s immigration to America, and subsequently coming to Town Pizza in Wrentham, was quite a lucky chance, very lucky in fact. “You apply for a lottery and they pick about 55 citizens from around the work,” he said. “My luck definitely got me there.” Shehata said he originally worked in a bus manufacturing plant in Egypt, and upon coming to the U.S., found manufacturing to be in short supply in 1995. “The job I found when I came was cooking pizza,” he said. “I was cooking in pizza places for about five years. They taught me the business.” Shehata said about that time he was looking to open his own business. “The guy before me, he was here 10 years and he wanted to get rid of it,” he said. Now, almost 15 years later, Shehata said …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Karl Rowe points out Brown's long family ties to New Hampshire in possible run for the United States Senate from the Granite state.
Scott Brown isn't answering the questions about whether he will run for the New Hampshire Senate in 2014, but Republican strategrist Karl Rove likes the idea of former Massachusetts Sentate running in the Granite state "This guy is a ninth-generation New Hampshirian," Rove said on Fox News Sunday, according to a report on Huffington Post. "That's the dirty little secret. His mother lives there." Brown, who was a panelist on the show and is a Fox News political commentator, won't say whether he was going to run against Senator and former Governor Jeanne Shaheen. "Yeah, I'm not going to comment on that, obviously," said Brown, a republican from Wrentham.."I think it's important to continue to do my job here and challenge people to do …
Monday, April 8, 2013
James and Coryn share the story of James Breakfast and More.
James and Coryn Arsenault originally opened their first restaurant in Wrentham in 1999, and after a brief hiatus they returned to what they love. “We were actually James Roadside Café from 1999 to 2007,” Coryn said. "We closed for five years, tried to find “normal jobs,” quote unquote, but in the five years, we were gone we realized there’s nothing better than working for yourself.” Coryn said she and her husband wanted to have jobs that allowed them to start and raise their growing family at the time of the original closing. She said the hours were too long, 16-18 hours a day, and they wanted to make sure they had time for their children. “It wasn’t the right environment to raise a family in,” she said. “We got out of it, but we didn’t …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The former Massachusetts senator has more high-profile stops in New Hampshire. Is he really eyeing a Senate run there?
Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown says he's not ruling out anything, those words to reporters in Nashua April 4 inviting speculation about him moving to New Hampshire to challenge U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in 2014. And 2016 is right around the corner, isn't it? Senator Brown, who has a vacation home in Rye, N.H., has a couple more high-profile stops in New Hampshire over the next month. Here are two: WMUR's James Pindell, in breaking the news last night, Tweeted that Brown will be in the Granite State four times over five weeks. Stories of Scott Brown's non-Sherman-esque response to reporters outside the Martin Luther King Jr. dinner in Nashua on April 4 continue to buzz online. Nashua Patch Editor Carol Robidoux put together …
Friday, April 5, 2013
Oldest daughter of Scott Brown and former contestant of American Idol Ayla Brown sings about her hometown.
Ayla Brown, a former contestant on American Idol and many other projects sings about her hometown of Wrentham in this video.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Scott Brown was a guest host for "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night and we want to know how you think he did?
Former United States senator Scott Brown continues to stay in the spotlight after losing his bid for re-election to Elizabeth Warren in November. Brown was the guest host of "The O'Reilly Factor" Monday night as Bill O'Reilly is on vacation. The Wrentham resident has been appearing on a variety of FOX NEWS shows. Did you watch Brown's on the O'Reilly Factor"? What did you think about his performance? Tell us in the comment section.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Former United States senator Scott Brown of Wrentham is feeling in as the guest host of the "O'Reilly Factor" Monday night.
Former United States Senator Scott Brown is hosting the O'Reilly Factor Monday night at 8 p.m. on FOX NEWS. Bill O'Reilly is on vacation and Brown has been appearing on a variety of FOX News shows since leaving the Senate. The "O'Reily Factor" is the highest rate show on the cable news netwook, On his Facebook page, Brown told followers they can follow O'Reilly @oreillyfactor and follow him @scottbrownma. "Looking forward to you tuning in, yes, even you haters," wrote Brown.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Former United States senator Scott Brown will be working for the law firm of Nixon Peabody.
Tuesday, March 12
Scott Brown has another new job. The former United States senator from Wrentham said Monday, he will be joining the Boston law firm of Nixon Peabody. He will not be a lobbyist, according a report in the New York Times. Instead, the Boston College law school graduate will focus his work on the financial services industry and commerical real estate matters, the firm said “During my time in politics, I never hesitated to reach across the aisle to work with members of any political party to secure a preferable outcome,” said Brown in the company's news release. “My approach is consistent with the way Nixon Peabody does business and I believe we can be successful together.” “Scott’s ability to connect people with opportunities is an …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
A UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll shows he is in a strong position to run in 2014.
Results of a UMass Lowell/Boston Herald poll this week show former Senator Scott Brown is more popular than he was when he lost his re-election bid last fall and is in a strong position to run for Governor in 2014. The independent, nonpartisan poll surveyed 600 Massachusetts registered voters between Saturday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 5. With regard to Brown, the poll – which asked voters for their opinions on whether they would vote for Brown if he runs for governor – showed he has considerable bipartisan support, with 32.7 percent saying they are very likely to vote for him and 26 percent somewhat likely. Results showed that Brown, who garnered support of 92.2 percent of Republicans polled and 36.7 percent of Democrats, had more name …