Saturday, December 1, 2012
Live coverage on Saturday evening from Bentley University in Waltham for the Div. 1 Super Bowl game.
The St. John's Prep Eagles take on the Brockton Boxers on Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Div. 1 Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Super Bowl. Join us here on Danvers Patch for live updates from the game and become involved in the discussion.
Members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Kansas say they plan to picket outside Saturday night's production of "The Laramie Project" at St. John's Prep.
A Kansas-based church known for its picketing at the funerals of soldiers says it plans to come to Danvers on Saturday evening. Members of Westboro Baptist Church plan to stage a picket outside St. John's Prep on Saturday night, where "The Laramie Project" will be performed. The performance tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay college who was murdered in Laramie, Wy. in 1998. The church targets performances with pickets, saying that God hates the United States because of its acceptance of homosexuality. Shirley Phelps-Roper, a Westboro Church spokeswoman, said that as many as six members of the church plan to picket. "It's a propaganda piece," Phelps-Roper said in an phone interview from Kansas. She argued that Shepard was not killed …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The kickoff time was officially announced for the St. John's Prep versus Brockton Div. 1 Super Bowl game on Saturday.
The game time is official - 6 p.m. on Saturday. That's the scheduled kickoff time in the Div. 1 Super Bowl game where St. John's Prep will take on Brockton High School at Bentley University in Waltham. The start time had originally been announced as being 10 a.m. for the Div. 1 game, but on Wednesday the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association made it official by announcing that the kickoff will be at 6 p.m. It will be the third Super Bowl game of the day at the college - the Div. 2 and Div. 3 Super Bowl games will be played there earlier in the day. The Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl after a 21-0 win over Andover High School on Tuesday night in Lowell. Saturday's Super Bowl matchup will be the second time the two teams …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The St. John's Prep Eagles are returning to the Div. 1 Super Bowl in Waltham on Saturday.
St. John’s Prep shut out Andover High School on Tuesday night, sending the Eagles to the Super Bowl once again. The Eagles defeated the Golden Eagles 21-0 in the Division 1 semifinals at Cawley Stadium in Lowell. The Prep will now go on to face Brockton High School at Bentley University in Waltham at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Brockton defeated Weymouth 33-7 on Tuesday night in Weymouth. For a look back at action in that game, check Weymouth Patch's live blog coverage. All three Eagles touchdowns were scored by junior running back Jonathan Thomas. For a look back at all the St. John's Prep game, check out the Danvers Patch live blog of the action.
Friday, November 23, 2012
A look at local weekend events in Danvers and nearby areas of the North Shore.
Holiday activities dominate the weekend calendar for the long weekend after Thanksgiving, with Santa taking part in two of the events. And wreaths and Christmas trees are part of two other activities on the weekend calendar. Below, get the when and where for those events and others happenings in Danvers and the nearby area. Remember, each Friday Danvers Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities. If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom. 1. WREATH MAKING EXTRAVAGANZA Where/When: Danvers Art Association; Friday, 7 p.m. Why Go: The annual event is hosted by the Essex County Horticultural Organization- bring …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Peabody firefighter Jim Rice's classmates at St. John's Prep will be holding a memorial service Saturday.
Fallen Peabody firefighter James Rice will be remembered by his former classmates at St. John's Prep on Saturday. Rice, who died last December in the line of duty, graduated from the Prep in 1987, along with fellow Peabody firefighter (now Captain) John Hosman and Danvers police officer Steven MacDonald, who organized Saturday's memorial service. The ceremony, which is slated for noon at the entrance to the Brother Linus, CFX Athletic Commons, will also include the dedication of a memorial stone engraved with Rice's name. The school expects about 40 of Rice's classmates, family and friends to attend. Once the service and a reception in Griffin Hall are concluded, the St. John's Eagles will host Catholic Memorial on the gridiron. While at …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Meet Evan Scollard, a Lynnfield resident and St. John's Prep senior who recently published his first novel.
A 17 year old senior at St. John's Prep has published his first novel after about a year of steady writing. Evan Scollard, who is a Lynnfield resident, had the novel, "Without Regard To Fortune" published earlier this year and it is currently available on Amazon and through Barnes and Noble. The publishing process was through AuthorHouse and reportedly took about five months. The book, as described on the Amazon page, tells the coming of age story of Miles Carlyn, a timid and wealthy New England blue blood who goes on to serve in the Vietnam War. In a recent conversation with Patch, Scollard said that he spent much of the past year writing - often for an hour a night on school nights after doing his homework, followed by four or five more …
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…
Monday, May 21, 2012
The sun was shining as 276 Prep seniors graduated under the big, white tent on campus in Danvers.
276 graduates, including 27 hailing from Danvers, celebrated their graduation from St. John’s Preparatory School, at the school's 102nd Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20. Headmaster Edward P. Hardiman, Ph.D. praised the graduates for all they had achieved during their years at St. John’s, and he exhorted them to use those lessons to guide them throughout their lives. “You have accomplished a great deal and given witness to the faith, brotherhood and wisdom that has animated St. John’s Prep since its was founded in 1907," he said. "This wisdom challenges you to advocate for justice, embrace diversity, pursue excellence, and place your gifts at the service of those in need.” Anne Burridge of Newburyport, a member of the English …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
St. John's Prep alum is NFL offensive coordinator, leaving to be head coach at Penn State.
INDIANAPOLIS – Before Bill O’Brien leaves the Patriots for his new head coaching position at Penn State he wants to win a Super Bowl ring. The St. John’s Preparatory alum, who serves as current offensive coordinator under Bill Belichick, has had the taxing responsibility of National Signing Day falling on the same week he was preparing for Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants. “Bill [Belichick] has really helped here as far as the offensive staff and some administrative people that have helped me in New England when I haven’t been here," he said, "and then I think I’ve put together one of the best staffs in the country at Penn State, and they’ve hit the ground running up there." O’Brien said it wasn’t too difficult to build the Penn State …