Holiday toy drive…contact Bruce Ayers

Santa with toysShare the joy of the season with tots and families in need of a helping hand this season. Donate a toy to the annual Holiday Toy Drive sponsored by Representative Bruce Ayers who works with groups across the community. As you are out and about making those last minute holiday purchases (…or starting…), consider picking up a toy for a child in need right in our own community.

Contact Bruce if you know of a Squantum or Quincy family who could benefit from the program this holiday.

Contact Bruce

To donate a toy, or to provide the address and phone number of a family who could benefit from the program, contact Bruce at (617) 328-0102 or

Thanks for your help in making Christmas bright for every child!


t-day + you + fun run = the Turkey Trot!

Turkey TrotGrab your family and friends and get ready for the big feast with a fun run to support the Squantum July Fourth Parade!

14th Annual Turkey Trot 3 mile Fun Run/Walk
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015, 9:00 am
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum MA

Entrance fee:
$20 fee includes long sleeved T-shirt (first 100 entrants) and refreshments.
$10 fee for ages 15 and under
Please make checks payable to: Squantum 4th of July
All proceeds benefit the Squantum Fourth of July Parade.
(Note: chip timing not provided at this fun run. Just a fun run with friends and family.)

How to enter:
Mail a filled out entry form and check to:
Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171
Sign up Thanksgiving morning at the Post starting at 8 am

Questions? Email Judi

Faire For All Seasons craft fair & lunch 10/24

Join The Seaside Gardeners of Squantum for
A Faire For All Seasons
and pick up some fabulous treats!

When:  Saturday, October 24, 2015,  10 am – 2 pm
Where: Kennedy Center, 440 East Squantum St., Quincy

Find a great selection of gifts and items for the upcoming holiday season, including handmade crafts and baked goods. Take a chance on some fabulous drawings…including paintings by local artists, gift baskets, and gift certificates for dining, beauty, and fashion.

Enjoy lunch, served from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. Warm up with a bowl of Pat’s clam chowder, a variety of soups, or hot dogs. Top it off with a cup of coffee or tea and a yummy baked dessert.

Shop early for the best selection! Purchases can be made with cash, checks, or credit card. There is a little something for everyone and plenty of free parking.

For more information contact Faire chairperson Peggy Kelly at 617-471-3903.

A beautiful cause
All proceeds benefit garden club community activities such as Squantum School Junior Gardeners, Causeway Beautification Program, Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Annual Scholarship Fund, Marsh Restoration, and the Blue Star Memorial Program, which honors all men and women (past, present, and future) of the Armed Forces of America.

Learn more about the Seaside Gardeners.

Dance up a Storm this Saturday…and support our team!

Grab a few friends and head over to the Post this Saturday night to support the Storm Football & Cheerleading programs.
Just pop in to say hello or stay and dance the night away.

Saturday, September 26
7 PM – midnight
Nickerson Post,
20 Moon Island Road, Squantum
(Adult-only party)
DJ—refreshments—cash bar—raffle

They’ve got lots of great raffle prizes, including a getaway to Martha’s Vineyard, Bruins tickets, car detailing, and some fabulous gift basket.

Enjoy a night out while supporting a great organization! Cover charge and raffle proceeds support the Storm Football & Cheerleading programs.

Available for $15 at the door

Raffle items are still coming in! A few to entice you…

  • 2 Bruins tickets
  • Martha’s Vineyard – house for a weekend
  • 2 Squantum Storm chairs
  • Assembly Restaurant gift certificate
  • Marina Bay restaurant gift certificate, $ 75
  • 2 tickets to Galway/Dublin hurling match, with $50 gift certificate to Yard House restaurant
  • Ginger Betty basket, Gift baskets, Bling basket
  • American flag wooden sign
  • Storm wreath and Patriots framed picture
  • Ayers Brothers car detail

Donations welcome
If you would like to donate a basket or a raffle item to help raise money for the Storm program, please contact Kelly Norris or Diane O’Connor.

About the Storm Program

Approximately 150 children participate annually in the Squantum Storm Football and Cheerleading programs which are supported by 40+ coaches and volunteers.  These volunteers include some 25 cheerleading and football coaches.  That’s approximately 1 coach for every 10 kids.

Leading the volunteer group are Nathan Knowles, Head Football Coach Micheal Killilea, Cheerleading Advisers Judi Smith, Jen Buckley and Debbie Dyer, and fundraising organizers Lisa Chin, Michele Corey, Diane O’Connor, Kelly Norris and Rachel Leschernier.

Visit the Storm Facebook page for regular updates.


Head out for June 27 race and support the July 4th parade

Squantum Road Race supports July 4th paradeStrap on those running shoes and head to the community center tomorrow morning, Squantumites!

Saturday, June 27, 10am
Meet at the Squantum Community Center
50 Huckins Avenue, Squantum, MA

begins at 9:30am
Entry fee to support the parade: $20/adult, kids age 10 and under free
All proceeds benefit  the Squantum 4th of July Parade.

Run starts 10am
Trophies and T-shirts provided

Contact race sponsor Representative Bruce Ayers 617-472-9877

Squantum Road Race

Calling all marchers…get your July Fourth on!

Squantum Fourth picnic (photo by M Lee)Another glorious weekend to remind us why we love Squantum and our seaside view on summer. The pinnacle of Squantum’s year is just over a month away. As Squantmites prepare their gardens and hang their flags we know what’s on your mind…will the armchair brigade march again this year? What kiddie creatures might march through town on July fourth? That’s the spirit folks… Paula and the July Fourth Parade Committee are calling out for floats, marchers, bands, and Grand Marshall nominations for the big day!

Mark your calendars…the 106th marching of the parade is 
Saturday, July 4, 2015 at 10 a.m. 

Upcoming events

Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.: Squantum Road Race (stay tuned for details)

Saturday, July Fourth:

  • 9 a.m.: Flag raising at the cannon by members of the Robert I. Nickerson Post
  • 10 a.m.: the Parade steps off
  • Awards and fun behind the Squantum School following the parade

Floats: register by June 19
Get the neighbors and kids together and start dreaming up your float ideas for a chance to win a cash prize! Kids and adult floats are welcome. The winning float will have a sign posted on their street for a week announcing the coveted victory. Good luck!

Register your float by June 19 by emailing or
call Doreen Douglas at 617-360-1975. Provide a Squantum address with your registration.

Marchers: register by June 26
Marchers of all kinds are welcome to join the parade! Little groups, big groups, individuals, marchers in costumes, as well as Local Youth Sports are welcome to march. Decorate your baby carriages and wagons and join the festivities!
Register marchers by June 26 by emailing

Grand Marshall
The committee is accepting nominations for the Parade Grand Marshall.
Please nominate a Squantum resident who has shown great involvement with the community over the years.
Email nominations to or call Paula Glynn 617-834-9996.

Support the parade…give a donation
Your donations are welcome by the July 4th Committee. Marchers and float registrations are free, so donations keep this fabulous tradition going. Suggested donation per family is $20, but any donation is very much appreciated.
Checks can be made payable to: Squantum July 4th Committee
Mail or drop off to:  Judi Smith, 289 Bellevue Road, Squantum, MA 02171

Join the Parade! Sign up…
Simply email to sign up your float, group, band, and marchers, and to nominate the Grand Marshall.

Visit the July 4th Parade page to keep up to date.

Feeling nostalgic? Check out photos from the 2014 parade in the Scoop photo gallery.


Shop the Plant Sale May 9

Saturday, May 9
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Kennedy Center
440 E. Squantum Street, N. Quincy, MA [map]

Now that the mountains of snow have melted, time to celebrate all things green and growing!
The Seaside Gardeners Club of Squantum invite you to the 57th Annual Plant Sale celebrating Mother’s Day.

Come shop a fabulous selection of flowering plants, herbs and greens to inspire your garden this season. Select from lush hanging baskets, pretty annuals in an assortment of colors to match your garden color scheme, and beautiful perennials nurtured by garden club members and featured garden centers. You will also find healthy vegetable plants to enjoy all season, including a fabulous assortment of tomatoes in a variety of colors in patio and container pots, including hybrids and heirlooms.

Garden Club members are on hand to provide tips and advice.

Yummy treats and prizes
Don’t miss the delicious selection of home baked goods, including breads, cookies, and pies! And be sure to enter the annual drawing for a chance to win some fabulous items, such as a floral arrangement from Cedar Grove Gardens.

A beautiful cause
All proceeds benefit garden club community activities, including the Annual Scholarship Fund (the winner is featured in the Fourth of July Parade), Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (with carolers and cocoa), the Causeway Beautification Program (flower beds along the causeway are kept up by the Seaside Gardeners), Kids Gardening Program, Marsh Restoration (a program restoring the marsh for future generations), and the Blue Star Memorial Program, which honors all men and women (past, present, and future) of the Armed Forces of America.

Shop early for the best selection! Credit cards, cash, and checks accepted.

Learn more about the Seaside Gardeners.


Cookie joy is here…yes, it’s Girl Scout cookie time

Girl Scout Cookie loveWe all love them, crave them, hide them from our loved ones…Girl Scout cookies…and these bits of cookie joy are on sale now!

Squantum Troops 68301 and 66025 are planning to sell
Girl Scout cookies in front of Tedeschi’s in Squantum, weather permitting, each Saturday in January.
Head over between 8:30-11:30 a.m. to buy that bit of sweet cookie joy and support your local girl scout troops.

Girl Scout cookie sale
in front of Tedeschi’s, Squantum
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Saturdays in January

Share the joy
The Troops will have a box where you can purchase cookies and donate them to the Quincy food pantry.

Girl Scout Cookies

One Road…One $5000 Jackpot…and a great parade fundraiser

The July Fourth Parade Committee is hosting the
Second Annual “One Road to $5000″ shindig at the Post. Squantumites were on the edge of their seats last year waiting to see who would win the $5000 jackpot!
Who will it be this year? Could be you! Mark your calendars and get your tickets now, only 150 tickets will be sold.

One Road Leads to $5,000
A fundraiser for the July Fourth Parade

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7p.m.
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum, MA

$100, includes two guests, two drink tickets, buffet, DJ & prizes
(buyer does not have to be present to win)
Only 150 tickets will be sold

Last number called wins $5,000!

To purchase tickets, call:

  • Brad Douglas 617-360-1976
  • Doreen Douglas: 617-360-1975
  • Carolyn Freeman 617-347-0410
  • Sue Gillespie 617-750-2660
  • Paula Glynn 617-834-9996

Tickets are also available at the Nickerson Post prior to event.

One Road winner 2014

One Road lead to a $5000 jackpot for one family in 2014!

About the July Fourth Parade Committee
The Squantum Parade Committee runs Squantum’s longest tradition, the Annual Squantum 4th of July Parade. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to fund the event. Learn more on the Parade page.

Know of families or children in need of toys? Contact Bruce Ayers!

Santa with toys

There’s a festive flurry in the air today! Great time to think about sharing the joy of the season with tots and families in need of a helping hand this season.

Representative Bruce Ayers sponsors an annual Toy Drive, working with groups across the community to gather donations of toys for children and families in need during the holidays. Many groups within our community have helped support this wonderful program.

Please contact Bruce if you know of a Squantum or Quincy family or child in need of a toy.

Contact Bruce at

(617) 328-0102 or email the address and phone number of the family to:

Thanks for your help in making Christmas bright for every child!