The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home in Middleborough has announced the opening of its new short-term rehabilitation center (below). The center aims to deliver in-patient services for those recovering from post-acute and post-surgical conditions, including orthopedic, stroke, cardiac, and other complex short-term rehabilitation needs. The Hannah B.G. Shaw Home offers a new 3,000-square-foot rehabilitation gym as well as private rooms equipped with flat-screen televisions, Wi-Fi, cable, and telephone services.

The Abington Public Library recently won a grant from the federal Institute of Museums and Library Services. The $7,500 grant will be used over the course of the upcoming year for the library's "Science Is Everywhere" initiative. Through a partnership with South Shore Natural Science Center, a series of workshops will be offered to children in grades 3 through 5, beginning with one on Dec. 3 that explores the life of owls.


Outdoor ice skating has returned to Foxborough. The sixth season of Winter Skate at Patriot Place began Nov. 14, and will run until late February. The price is $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and older. The rink is open seven days a week.

The Easton Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony last month to welcome Hannon Electric Inc. to town. The firm is a full-service electrical contractor serving New England and other regions on the East Coast. Over the summer, the company purchased space in a building at 117 Eastman St.

The Plymouth Farmers Market has moved indoors for the winter but still has plenty to offer. The indoor season, housed in the Henry Hornblower II Visitor Center at Plimoth Plantation, runs on the second Thursday of every month until May. Regional farmers and artisans bring fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, eggs, pasture-raised meats, and baked goods. A cooking demonstration series, Culinary Insights, will be held in the Patuxet Room at 4 p.m. on each market day.


Real estate developer Megryco Inc. recently began construction on a project that will transform the former Plymouth County Registry of Deeds building at 7 Russell St. in Plymouth into 20 luxury condominiums. "We have worked hard to maintain the character and integrity of this historic structure, which has been vacant and unused for several years," said Rick Vayo, the company's president. It recently completed another condominium development in the former Plymouth Armory building on Court Street.

William Holt

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