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Winterfest is this Friday, December 2, 2022! View the updated map of the event or visit hanover-ma.gov/winterfest2022 for additional information and updates.
The Hanover Four Corners businesses will be hosting a Winter Festival on Friday, December 2, 2022, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, snow, rain, or shine.
All shops will be open to the public and luminaries will line the roadways on Washington Street, Church Street, and Broadway. The event includes carolers, a variety of crafts and decorations at local shops, and live performances.
For additional information including event features, performance schedules, and shopping updates, please visit hanover-ma.gov/winterfest2022.
Be safe and have a wonderful holiday season, Hanover!
It's time to take the poll! We will take your texts/calls/comments until just before 10:00 a.m.
A big thank you to Inly School Librarian Shelley Sommer for stopping by Broadcast House with some great book ideas for kids this Holiday Season! Don't forget to see Shelley at Buttonwood Books on November 30th. https://www.buttonwoodbooksandtoys.com/events/best-childrens-books-2022-james-library
Lenny Rowe on scene in Hingham
Crews are on the scene of a major vehicle crash in Hingham. WATD’s Lenny Rowe was on the scene. https://959watd.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/11/Lenny-In-Hingham.mp3 We are continuing to follow this story and will provide more information as we receive it. Credit: Lenny Rowe Credit: Lenny Ro...
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The crew here at 95.9 WATD FM and The South Shore's Morning News on 95.9 want to say a big congratulations to the one and only Rob Hakala! Rob was recognized tonight by industry peers at the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association as the winner of the above and beyond award! And anyone who has worked with Rob knows he goes above and beyond every day for the listeners, clients and colleagues of WATD. Congratulations, Rob!
Each year we recognize one broadcaster who consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty in the performance of their job. This year's Award winner is...
95.9 WATD FM's Rob Hakala!
Meet Marshmallow, named by Hingham’s South School Second Graders. Marshmallow is part of our pilot Farm-to-School Program. Students will learn about her progress and growth throughout the school year, as well as about the milk production of her mom, Malbec. The project will culminate in a springtime field trip to the farm to meet the cows. 🥛🐄🥛
Marshmallow is looking forward to greeting her new friends from South School.
Veterans’ Day Events Schedule Around South Shore | WATD 95.9 FM
South Shore Veterans’ Day Events: Abington - There is a Tri-Town parade that will start at 10am on Friday, November 11th, in Whitman. The parade will begin on South Avenue. The parade will be for Abington, Whitman, and Rockland. Bridgewater - The Tri-Town parade will happen on Friday, November 11t...
Thanks to our good friend Stacy Thompson, the Executive Director of LivableStreets Alliance for co-hosting with Rob earlier this week. Always interesting to talk all things transportation and how to best move everybody around.
Almost time to Fall for Scituate...
We are pleased to sponsor in part The North Scituate Merchants 10th annual Fall for Scituate fall festive happening Sunday, October 23rd Noon-4:00 pm in North Scituate Village. There will be all sorts of Fall Family Fun. It is a great day to come out and celebrate fall in North Scituate.
Rob's on the road again, this time at the Senior Celebration in Randolph until 2!
Congratulations Paul and Tyson and the Type One team!
Tonight it’s all about the nominees for the 2022 Boston Music Awards! Tune in to hear some of the best independent musicians from the South Shore, Boston and New England. 8-10pm on 95.9 WATD and 959watd.com
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Congratulations McKenzie!! 🏈
History alert 🚨 🚨 Tonight, McKenzie Quinn became the FIRST female in Brockton football history to score a touchdown!!! Here we go, number 89!!
Great day for a cookout! Join Rob and David Cedrone for some delicious samples to celebrate Previte’s one year anniversary in Hanover!
Rob's at Previte's in Hanover today for their anniversary celebration from 1 -3.
Join Rob Hakala on October 6th for a LIVE BROADCAST from 1-3 PM at Previte’s Marketplace, 285 Columbia Road, Rt 53, to celebrate their 1st anniversary at their Hanover location. The grill will be on from 1-2:30 serving samples of steak tips as well as Rocky Neck Fish Company clam chowder! Under th...
This makes so much sense:
The Hanover Fire Department is excited to announce it has been awarded a $40,000 grant through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Administration and Finance Community Compact Program. This grant will provide funding for the Department to collaborate with the South Shore Technical High School to implement a fire training program for students interested in a career in the fire and emergency services field.
The Town of Hanover, and specifically it’s fire department, has a great working relationship with the South Shore Technical High School – located in Hanover, which has culminated in a multitude of successful collaborative and innovative programs in the past. This newest endeavor will leverage the relationship between the school and the fire department once again to solve a problem – a declining number of interested and qualified individuals to fill vacancies at area fire departments.
The South Shore Technical High School is looking to implement and launch a new evening school program which will ultimately offer a pathway to providing high school students basic firefighting skills along with the potential for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training and certification. Combined with the existing vocational educational opportunities – graduates will be highly interested and possess valuable skills necessary and desired by fire departments to be employed as firefighters. This new program would be geared toward high school students, specifically at South Shore Technical but also Hanover High School, and could also be available for adults looking for a career change and who are unable to find training opportunities elsewhere.
Funds from this grant will enable the Department and School to offer an 8-10 week orientation program aimed at freshmen, sophomores and juniors who may be interested in the evening school program but are unclear what is involved in being a firefighter and EMT. Instruction will include both classroom and hands-on training that will provide students the ability to immerse themselves into what the fire and emergency medical services field is about.
A student participating in the 8-10 week orientation program will be provided with basic firefighting knowledge and information about the fire service in general. Hands-on practical components will provide each student with the true sense about some of the physical demands placed on firefighters. Further, each student will be provided with CPR and basic first aid training as part of this orientation program – skills that will benefit each of them regardless of what they do in the future.
Once complete, students will be able to accurately judge their personal desire to continue seeking opportunities in the fire and emergency medical services field. After the orientation program, perhaps a student decides fire and emergency medical is not a field they would like to pursue. For those who remain interested – they will be offered the opportunity to be placed in the newly created Fire Program at the South Shore Technical High School which is being planned to start next year.
While the Hanover Fire Department is directly working with the School during this implementation phase, future education and training will be a combined effort between all of the area fire departments in the South Shore Technical High School District including, but not limited to: Town of Abington MA, Town of Cohasset - Government, Town of Hanson, MA, Norwell, Massachusetts, Town of Rockland, MA, Town of Scituate and Town of Whitman, MA.
After more than 6 weeks on the run on the South Shore, Luna is home with her family thanks to the amazing local citizens and the compassionate team of volunteers at Missing Dogs Massachusetts. What a story!
Posting this again as a reminder for domestic violence awareness month of October, any donations of toiletries would be greatly appreciated.
Event is Sunday Oct 2!!
Hanover Fire Dept. Annual Open House to return on Sunday Oct. 2.
Duxbury Food & Wine Festival – Food, Wine, and Fun
Food, Wine, and Fun
You may have heard Vicky from the Friends of the Marshfield MA Animal Shelter talk about the mobile pet food pantry during Paws n Claws this week. Here are some pictures. Great job Eagle Scout Chase Janes!
Park Day is Sunday! The fun takes place in West Bridgewater’s beautiful war memorial park.
Frank, Rob, and Jerry on 95.9 WATD FM Friday to preview the 2022 Park Day celebration. Hope we will see you in West Bridgewater tomorrow.
We love Dr. Duffy and are proud of the work she is doing.
Light Up The Night For Hope will take place on Saturday 9/24 beginning at dusk.
Bags are $12/package of 10 or $17/package of 10 with 10 battery operated tea lights.
Bags will be available for purchase at the following times:
🎗Saturday 9/10 from 10-1 at the carwash in Carver Center
🎗Thursday 9/15 at Indian Brook Elementary Open House in Plymouth from 5:45-8:00
🎗Saturday 9/17 from 11-3 at the Co****le Tournament at the Carver Sportsmens club
🎗Sunday 9/18 from 4-6 at 3 Whispering Pines Drive in Plymouth
🎗Tuesday 9/20 at Indian Brook Elementary Open House in Plymouth from 5:45-8:00
🎗Wednesday 9/21 from 6-8 at 72 Shallow Pond Lane in Plymouth
🎗Saturday 9/24 from 9-1 at Lemonade Stands in Plymouth and Carver (watch our social media for addresses)
This message has strategically been posted during your lunch hour. MMmmmmmm ribs!
Want a chance to win two rib cook-off entry wristbands!?
Tune in to The South Shore's Morning News with Rob Hakala at 7:10am tomorrow, September 7 for your chance to win. Both the President and Vice-President of the Marshfield Community Rib Cook-off will be joining Rob on 95.9 FM tomorrow to talk about this weekend's annual cook-off at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Update: The team continues to troubleshoot, and plans to return with a variety of options early next week. We are standing down on any launch attempts through the current launch period, which ends Tuesday.
See blogs.nasa.gov/artemis for more information.
Our traffic reporter Malcolm Alter is riding his bicycle 10 miles on September 10th to raise money in the fight to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. https://fundraise.michaeljfox.org/nepr-2022/Malcolmspage?tab=MyPage
Thank you for visiting my New England Parkinson's Ride fundraising page. I am one of the thousands of people around the globe who are turning their passions into action and joining the fight toward a cure for Parkinson's disease. More than six million people worldwide live with Parkinson's today and...
It’s true!! Rob’s back at Pilgrim
Hall Museum Thursday morning! Visit him and his guests from 6-10 and be sure to tune into 95.9 WATD FM for the broadcast!
What to do on your 198th Birthday? For still young-at-heart Pilgrim Hall Museum, it's free admission all day to celebrate! Tour our galleries and exhibits for free on Thursday, September 1st, from 10 am to 4 pm. Early birds can join us on the granite porch for a live broadcast by 95.9 WATD FM from 6 to 10 am, and there will be free mini cupcakes and costumed re-enactors of the New Plymouth Gard from 11:30 to 1 pm.
130 Enterprise Drive
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What a windy Wednesday morning! Most South Shore towns dealing with power outages today. Use caution if you’re headlong out on the roads. Lots of debris on the roads. Rob Hakala, Dan McCready and The South Shore’s Morning News 5-10a. What’s going on in your town?
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Christine James and Dan McCready have the top stories every 30 minutes. Traffic is updated every 10 minutes on the 9's. Meteorologist Rob Gilman has the updated South Shore weather forecast every 10 minutes. Brendan Connelly has the local sports scores at :22 and :52 past the hour.
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