Thursday, August 9, 2012
A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.
Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Thursday, Aug. 9. 1. Hot: On Wednesday, we saw the muggies and some heat return. The heat will stay in place on Thursday with the possibility of the temperatures getting to 90 degrees. There’s also a slight chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. 2. Lacrosse: It was a year ago that crews were in town filming “Crooked Arrows” at St. John’s Prep and other areas on the North Shore. Well, the film is now in theaters. It opened back in May and is still in a handful of theaters. Right now, none of the theaters its in are east of the Mississippi River. 3. Affordable Housing: One unit in…
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Our Facebook Poll of the Week asks readers if they'll be viewing Crooked Arrows when it comes out in movie theaters next year.
Every Tuesday we poll Facebook-ers about a Danvers related topic. Last week we brought you coverage of the movie "Crooked Arrows," which was filmed at St. John's Prep, as well as a recap of what it was like to be on the set. So, for our Facebook Poll of the Week, we want to know: When Crooked Arrows comes out in the spring of next year, are you going to see it? The choices are: To weigh in on the poll and more, head over to our Facebook Page, and check back on Social Media Saturday for the results.
Monday, August 15, 2011
First feature film about lacrosse set to hit theaters in 2012.
Lacrosse has been on a steady rise in the sports world for the last 10 years and if it hasn’t sunk in yet, it will when “Crooked Arrows,” the first feature film about the game, comes out during spring 2012. Having covered the game since going to high school at Sachem and college at Hofstra, I’ve been surrounded by lacrosse oriented communities for over a decade. Almost two years ago I spoke to movie producer Todd Harris through a mutual lacrosse connection about a potential project called “Crooked Arrows.” I liked the idea, the chance to see a film about a game still fighting to be at the main dinner table. Saturday I stood on the set of “Crooked Arrows” and endured the bridging of the gap between where lacrosse was and where it’s headed…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Your daily guide to everything you need to know in Danvers.
It's almost the weekend! Start your Thursday, August 4, in-the-know with our five things you need to know today: 1. Smurfs are making a big comeback! Cakes for Occasions is now offering a Smurf-inspired line of products, as well as giving one raffle ticket for every $5 spent on Smurf products (cookies, cupcakes, whoopee pies, and more.) Three winners will be randomly drawn at the end of the promotion; each will win a $50 AMC gift card. Winners will be announced on Saturday, August 6 at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the store or call 978-774-4545. 2. If you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out the casting information for the upcoming filming of "Crooked Arrows," taking place at St. John's Prep on next Saturday, June 13. 3. …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
"Crooked Arrows," the first mainstream lacrosse movie in America, will be filmed at various locations throughout the North Shore, including St. John's Preparatory School.
"Crooked Arrows," the first mainstream lacrosse movie in America, will be filmed at various locations throughout the North Shore, including St. John's Preparatory School from August 9 through 13. At last night's Board of Selectmen meeting, Town Manager Wayne Marquis described the movie as "an underdog sports story celebrating an unlikely Native American lacrosse team." According to "Crooked Arrow's" website, the film will be in theaters in spring of 2012, during the peak of lacrosse season. Michael Newhall, chief advancement officer at St. John's Prep, said the school was approached because their athletic facilities matched what the film was looking for. He said the scenes filmed at St. John's Prep will depict a state championship type …