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!

On 11/7 eat, drink, and raise money for the Squantum Elementary School

PizzaEnjoy lunch or dinner at the Pizzeria Uno’s Dough Raiser in Braintree (dine-in or take-out) and UNO’s will donate 15-20% of your check to the Squantum Elementary School.

Friday, November 7, 2014
From open until closing, 11 AM – 12:30 AM

Download and bring this Dough Raiser ticket with you, and be sure to present it to your server.

Uno Pizzeria & Grill (at South Shore Plaza)
250 Granite Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Includes dine-in, take-out, and lounge sales.

About the Squantum PTO
The Squantum Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) supports the students of the Squantum Elementary School through focused outreach to parents and the community. The PTO organizes a series of events throughout the year to support Squantum School students. Learn more on the PTO website.

Prepare for the feast at the Turkey Trot Fun Run/Walk

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

13th Annual Turkey Trot 3 mile Fun Run/Walk
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 27, 2014, 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 16 and under
Please make checks payable to: Squantum 4th of July
All proceeds benefit the Squantum Fourth of July Parade.

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

Treats galore at 10/25 Faire For All Seasons craft fair & lunch

Craft table at FaireJoin The Seaside Gardeners of Squantum for
The Faire For All Seasons
and pick up some fabulous treats!

When:  Saturday, October 25, 2014,  10:00 am – 2:30 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. Stop by the “Seaside Treasures” table for some fantastic finds (last year I found a fabulous freshwater pearl necklace and earring set for under $5!)

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! 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 new 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.

Star Spangled Hoedown! tonight

Saddle on up and mosey on over to the
Star Spangled Hoedown at the Post tonight at 7pm!

Friday, August 1, 2014, 7pm
Nickerson Post, 20 Moon Island Road, Squantum, Massachusetts

D.J. — dancing — light appetizers

All proceeds benefit the July 4th Parade.
You do not have to be a member of the Post to attend.

Ya’ll come on down to meet your neighbors and rustle up some fun!

Tickets: $10 per person, available at the door.
For tickets or donations please call 617-786-9545 or 617-328-8208.

Attend a reception hosted by the Quincy Parks Conservancy on June 12

The Quincy Parks Conservancy invites you to a reception for the
First Annual Charles Francis Adams II Award
Honoring Massachusetts House Majority Leader Ron Mariano

Please join the Quincy Parks Conservancy and
Honorary Chairman Mayor Thomas P. Koch
in honoring
Majority House Leader Ron Mariano
with the First Annual Charles Francis Adams II Award.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Granite Links Golf Club, Under the Tent
100 Quarry Hills Drive
Quincy MA 02169

Hors d’ouevres and refreshments
Business attire

Available at the door, $50
Please make checks payable to: Quincy Parks Conservancy, Inc.

About Quincy Parks Conservancy
The mission of Quincy Parks Conservancy, Inc. is to protect and promote park lands, beaches, parkways and other open spaces within the City of Quincy, Massachusetts for the use and enjoyment of Quincy residents, visitors and tourists.

The City of Quincy owns 52 municipal park locations situated on over 320 acres of public land, 10 municipal beach areas and numerous other open space areas. The City’s parks already provide resources for a wide variety of activities from playgrounds for small children, to walking trails to basketball courts, softball fields and skateboard parks. The Quincy Parks Conservancy can add considerable value for the residents and visitors of Quincy in a number of ways, but stewardship is chief among them.

Continuing and building upon the park system plan started by Charles Francis Adams II and Frederick Law Olmstead in 1885, the Quincy Parks Conservancy will work with the City of Quincy and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with planning, restoration and maintenance projects on such lands and open spaces; and promote events and programs that contribute to preservation, enhancement and appreciation of the natural environment and public open spaces, and historic sites. Preserving these historic areas for future generations are imperative, once lost these treasures cannot be regained.

David C. Murphy, President
The Honorable William D. Delahunt
William Geary
Betty Georgaklis
Louise Grabowski
David P. Mahoney
Lisa McBirney
Celeste B. McGlone
Grace Murphy-McAuliffe
Kristen M. Powers
Fran Wright

Shop the Plant Sale May 10

Saturday, May 10Squantum gardens
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Kennedy Center
440 E. Squantum Street, N. Quincy, MA [map]

The Seaside Gardeners Club of Squantum invite you to the 56th 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 beautiful perennials nurtured by garden club members, and healthy vegetable plants to enjoy all season. Garden Club members are on hand to provide tips and advice.

Yummy treats and prizes!
Don’t miss the home baked goods, various garden items, and the raffle table!

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 new 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!

Learn more about the Seaside Gardeners.

Roaring Twenties Party to celebrate 100 Years of First Church of Squantum

Grab your boas and fedoras for a glitzy evening of swell food and swanky fun to celebrate 100 years of the First Church of Squantum!

Saturday, March 29, 2014
7:00 p.m. to midnight
First Church of Squantum, 164 Bellevue Road, Squantum

Twenties attire or business casual.
BYOB. We want to encourage moderation, but in a spirit of fun, if you want, you can bring your own alcoholic beverage. Visit the First Church site for some period drink suggestions!

$25 per person. Only 200 tickets available!
Cash or checks payable to First Church of Squantum

Call the First Church 617-328-6649 or visit the event website for full details

Roaring Twenties event flyer

Head out to the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon and support Quincy’s parkland and open spaces

Join Mayor Thomas Koch, Sheriff Michael Bellotti, City Clerk Joseph Shea and other local, state and county officials who will headline the entertainment at the Annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, and enjoy live Irish music and a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. The annual tradition filled with laughter and witticism will take place as Quincy celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at the Quincy Lodge of Elks.

Friday, March 14, beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Quincy Lodge of Elks, 254 Quarry Street, Quincy, MA

$50 each, advanced purchase only
Tables of ten may be reserved
Contact Kristen Powers at (617) 376-1990 or
Checks payable to: Quincy Park Conservancy

Support Quincy Park Conservancy
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Quincy Park Conservancy, a non-profit organization committed to promoting, preserving and protecting the city’s parkland and open spaces through collaboration with local and state agencies. The Conservancy plans to dedicate proceeds toward a number of future projects and events, including an Easter Egg Hunt at Pageant Field on April 12 and the construction of a trail system at Faxon Park as designed in the Master Plan for Faxon Park.

The Faxon Park Master Plan was approved by the Park and Recreation Board and adopted by the City Council in 2009. The plan outlines approximately $4 million in capital improvements geared toward preserving and enhancing the 90-plus acres of parkland. Elements of the Master Plan, such as the restoration of the historic perimeter field stone wall, have been completed through funding from the Community Preservation Committee.

About Quincy Park Conservancy
The Quincy Park Conservancy comprises residents, professionals, and city employees dedicated to enhancing and promoting parkland in the city. Members include: Congressman William Delahunt, William Geary, Betty Georgaklis, Louise Grabowski, David Mahoney, Lisa McBirney, David Murphy, Grace Murphy-McAuliffe, Celeste McGlone, Kristen Powers and Fran Wright.