Director's Blog

APPLICATIONS FOR SOMERSET RECREATION

Anyone interested in summer employment with the Somerset Recreation Department should stop in the recreation Office in Town Hall for an application. Applications must be filled out by the Applicant and returned by March 31st.

SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL

Special thanks to all of our summer staff for their fine work throughout the summer during a transition period with me coming on board. Look forward to sending out a survey to each of you for your input into new programs and a recap of the various programs offered this summer.  I am excited to begin the process of working towards a more active and innovative style of programming based upon many of the comments and suggestions I have already been approached with.

Upcoming events: SPIRIT of SOMERSET - Saturday, September 21st at Waterfront Park.
                        PUBLIC SAFETY DAY - Saturday, September 28th at Police Complex

Cabana Boys Hit Pierce Beach

posted Jul 23, 2013, 6:59 AM by Somerset Recreation   [ updated Jul 23, 2013, 7:03 AM ]

Sunday evening the 2 man group know as the Cabana Boys treated a nice crowd at Pierce Beach with songs from Jimmy Buffet, Beach Boys, Neil Diamond and many more. Playing for the Somerset Recreation Department for the first time, Bob and Brian, thrilled the crowd with many different melodies and ended the evening with the popular beach song "Wipeout".
 
The Cabana Boys concert was the second in a series of 4 to be held at the beach this summer as a result of fundraising efforts for the Summer Beach Concert Series.  The next concert will be held on Sunday, August 4th, 5:30 - 8:00 pm with the group New Islanders. a popluar band that plays Oldies to top 40's. Bring a chair and a friend - and the Snack Shack will be open for your convenience.
 
Barry Fontaine
 
 

Summer is coming!

posted Jun 4, 2012, 11:52 AM by Somerset Recreation

Can you believe that it is June?!  School will be ending, and we are gearing up for another summer full of fun programs and events!  The office has been bustling getting everything in order to bring you and your families recreational opportunities.  Just some of the new programs we will be offering are Kayaking 101, Dyeing to Recycle, Intro to Colorguard, School's Out Campout, and more!  This summer we have added an additional FREE concert date!  We have a great concert lineup, including your favorites Kray Z Unkl, The Water Buffalos, The Hillside Gallileans, and some new acts like
Sh-Bop and the Shananigans.  Check out our programs page for all the details!  See you this summer!

Happy New Year!

posted Jan 5, 2012, 11:32 AM by Somerset Recreation

A new year means a healthy new you?  That's what I'm aiming for in 2012.  To start my fitness trend, I am going to participate in our new Couch to 5K program!  Taught by our own Commissioner Jen Costa, she will teach the ins and outs of running and nutrition.  She will kick me into shape and you can also participate!  At the end of the 8 week program, we have started a NEW 5K road race called the SHAMROCK SHUFFLE!  Everyone is encouraged to sign up for this great new race.  This will be my first try at a road race, and I even made a goal of running three 5K's this year.  I think I can do it, and I know you can do it too!  Join me!  Here's to a happy and healthy 2012!
 
Becky :-)

Community Resource Fair

posted Oct 3, 2011, 9:13 AM by Somerset Recreation

We have been invited to particpate in a Community Resource Fair sponsored by Somerset PACE at the Somerset Middle School on Thursday, October 6th at 5pm.  This free event will help showcase what our local communities have to offer to get our kids moving and learning!  I have attached the flyer below.  Check it out!  If you have any questions about the event, please contact somersetpace@gmail.com .
  

Fall

posted Sep 19, 2011, 9:33 AM by Somerset Recreation

It is that time of year again when the weather gets cooler, the leaves start to change, and new programs!  When putting together the Fall 2011 Brochure I wanted to offer something for everyone.  We have some great new programs such as a Babysitting Workshop, WiggleKids, LunaSee, Manners Matter Most, Home Alone Safety Course, Weather Kites For Kids, a Family Campout at Pierce Beach, Composting 101 and Learning the Night Sky. 
 
We are encouraging you to try something new this Fall.  There is a whole new world out there ready to explore!  Feedback is always welcomed, it helps up learn and grow. 

Candidate's Night

posted Apr 5, 2011, 3:50 PM by Somerset Recreation

So I attended my first Candidate's Night last night and I'm very glad that I went.  It was great to see all the candidates, not only for recreation, but for the other postions in town.  All the candidates did a great job.  I give them a lot of credit for having the courage to put themselves out there!  Good luck to all the men and women running in this year's election!

MRPA

posted Mar 18, 2011, 8:50 AM by Somerset Recreation

This week I traveled to Hyannis with the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association for our annual conference.  I got to "'play" with my fellow professionals in recreation and go to some great sessions and learn new things.  I got some great information on how to make our summer program better, learned some fun new camp games, made connections with some great department and more.  There was also a very informative session about inclusive programming.  It was perfect since we are teamed up with Somerset PACE to bring some new inclusive programs to the great kids of Somerset.  I am hoping to bring the things I learned to our department to make it a better place to play!

Becky :-)

posted Feb 16, 2011, 6:53 PM by Somerset Recreation   [ updated Dec 15, 2011, 6:23 AM ]


 


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