Hingham’s glory days as ‘Bucket Town’

Clockwise from left, Mike Engelmann of Saugus reads about the LazyBetty, a wooden washing machine; a turn-of-the-century Fourth of July parade float for A.J. Sprague’s, the last manufacturer of woodenware in town; tiny wooden toy furniture, for which Hingham coopers also became famous.

Photos by Michele McDonald/Globe Staff

An exhibit at Old Sturbridge Village is meant to honor the town’s illustrious wood-making past and its wide-ranging impact.

Beef Wellington at Kennedy’s Public House is served with truffle potatoes and asparagus.

Dining Out

Kennedy’s Public House in Norwood evokes memory of JFK

Other than the ubiquitous references to the former president, Kennedy’s is a familiar upscale pub, with a large wooden bar and multiple TV screens.

Sophomore Joe Cohen has posted four shutouts already this season.

Notebook

Plymouth’s Joe Cohen keeping Mass. Martime soccer in the game

As a freshman, Joe Cohen registered four shutouts and a 1.65 goals against average for the men’s soccer team.

Book Buzz

‘The Hypnotist’s Love Story’ examines complex issues of stalking

Author Liane Moriarty shows compassion for the complex factors that can motivate stalking, but how do psychologists and police see the issue?

New Pembroke coalition aims to heighten drug awareness

Late last year, Mike Cogburn became alarmed by the spate of reports of people around the region overdosing on heroin and other opiates.

Fred Turkington is Sharon’s first new town administrator in 33 years.

Sharon administrator revels in local approach

Frederic Turkington Jr. had the opportunity to stay in Washington, but realized he preferred government on the local level.

Karen and David Howe at the School on Wheels of Massachusetts gala, where David Howe got SOWMA’s first Champion for Our Kids award.

People

Easton man honored for charity work

School on Wheels of Massachusetts recently celebrated its first 10 years of success at a gala in Foxborough, which raised more than $100,000.

Beverly Beckham

Reflections on the lost art of diagramming sentences

At St. Mark’s Parish School in Dorchester, the sisters told me that diagramming sentences was a necessary precursor to learning the King’s English.

Westwood’s Memory Café offers support for those with dementia

The Café offers an opportunity for people with memory loss as well as their caregivers to socialize, connect, and share their experiences.

Cartoon Caption Contest

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Send us your submissions for this week’s cartoon, and see the winning caption and finalists from last week’s contest.

Beverly Beckham

Beverly Beckham

Obsessed with singing, and loving it

My kids say that I have an obsessive personality, that once I get interested in something I don’t lose interest until I know all I can or until I am no longer interested.

Who taught YOU to Drive?

Peter DeMarco and Laura Levis made it safely across the northern US border for their honeymoon in Quebec City.

Who taught you to drive?

Back and forth to Canada, Part 2

You don’t want to carry any weapons across the US-Canada border, of course, but what about liquor or food? And does the wool in that suit come from Israel?

Interactive Graphic

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See the number of concussions reported by area high schools with a sortable table.

Globe South Briefs

Brockton

Parade planning underway

Volunteers are needed to help the city plan its 28th annual Greater Brockton Holiday Parade, to be held Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. Planning meetings began Sept. 16 and will continue until Nov. 25. Meetings are scheduled for Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Joe Angelo’s Café, 11 Crescent St. Help is needed in the areas of marketing, parade route planning, food court, and floats. City officials hope to build attendance and participation in anticipation of the 125th anniversary next year of James Edgar’s decision to become a department store Santa, which began an American tradition. Edgar, who owned a Brockton department store, decided to become “Santa” in 1890 to entertain children, city officials say. Contact parade chairman John Merian at 508-612-2688 for more information about volunteering.

Mansfield

First six fire captains appointed

With the appointment of the department’s first six captains recently, Fire Chief Neal Boldrighini said a major reorganization of his department that has been in the work for decades took a giant step forward. “It’s needed movement forward” in light of the growing complexities of fire service and emergency response needs, Boldrighini said. The six captains, who were formerly lieutenants with the department, will be in charged with making major decisions at the scene for the department, which receives roughly 3,000 emergency runs out of 6,000 calls for service each year out of its two stations. He said he also expects within a year to name new lieutenants from among the department’s 36 firefighters. Those sworn in as captains are: William Burgess, Richard Fiske, Marc Goyette, Robert Merritt, Donald Tebeau, and John Terry .

Easton

Pumpkin masterpieces wanted

The South Shore Great Pumpkin Challenge is on, and looking for great pumpkin artists. Giant pumpkins will be placed on Depot Street and Route 123 in Easton Wednesday and will be displayed until Oct. 9. Volunteers will be needed to craft them into works of art. The goal is 50 giant pumpkins. Decorating starts Thursday and finishes Saturday morning. If interested in participating, e-mail SSGreatPumpkinChallenge@gmail.com for information.

East Bridgewater

Two finalists for superintendent

The School Committee Monday named two finalists for the position of superintendent of schools. The committee will make site visits to the Blackstone-Millville School District to see Paul Haughey, director of student services, and to Smithfield, R.I., where the other finalist is Craig Levis, director of special education. The two finalists will also visit East Bridgewater before the committee makes its final selection by Oct. 7, on a day yet to be determined. The committee also voted unanimously to seek funding from a Special Town Meeting yet to be scheduled for two additional buses to ease problems that have plagued the district for the first few weeks of school. School Committee chairman George McCabe said problems have been caused by the decision to cut three buses to help balance this year’s budget. The committee will be seeking $140,000 to add two more buses. “Otherwise, we’ll have situations where kids continue to spend too much time on buses both going to school and coming home,” he said. McCabe said problems have been exacerbated by the fact that the town has very few sidewalks, which can make situating safe bus stops problematic. “We’ve worked with the town’s safety officer to change some stops, but other changes will have to wait until we have more buses.”