New Pickleball Courts back on track…

After 84 days of nothing being done by the Town, I sent an email about the situation to the Town Administrator, Town Planner, Board of Selectmen, and the Community Preservation Committee.

Th next day I received a very nice positive and helpful phone call from the Town Planner who assured me a meeting would take place this coming week between myself, an engineer and various project stakeholders in an effort to get the project started.

Stay tunes for more updates…

 

Pickleball, more than a sport…

Beautifully written by Aspen Kern, Pickleball Forum:

I have spent nearly 12 years traveling around the country and playing Pickleball every chance I could find. I have made some realizations that I would like to share with you. Pickleball is a very unique sport for several reasons, at its core it is not about the strive for excellence, the motivation to achieve a higher rating or even about winning. For most people it is about filling a void. Having something positive to think about as we drift off to sleep at night. Seeing friends we have made and making new friends every time we play. Pickleball is about asking Nancy how her garage sale went, seeing if Fred’s surgery on his shoulder went well. Pickleball is about realizing without “you” there is no “me”. We need each other, our community thrives on friendship not medals. Sure, we like to talk about the latest paddle or that great return of serve we just hit, but what we really want is that ” connection” . The kind of connection you can only get when a group comes together under the disguise of a “sport”, a “religion” or a patriotic duty. At the end of the day Pickleball is a family, a family that is grateful for being part of a bigger thing. And an integral part of that bigger thing is a smaller thing, and that is in knowing that every time we step on the court we know someone has got our back. And that, my friend, is priceless. Yes indeed, we need each other !!

Easton Town Meeting approves new pickleball courts engineering

Last night, Easton Town Meeting attendees voted to approve CPA spending of $38,000 for engineering work for 6 new dedicated pickleball courts. Next steps are to acquire construction bids and obtain final approval. If all goes right, construction can begin June 2020.

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Easton Pickleball for ALL ages…

20190130_102514 (2)The Easton Pickleball Club, started in 2014, continue to have fun and enjoy great exercise 3 days a week through the winter at ForeKicks in Taunton. In this photo, former Oliver Ames girls tennis coach, Claire Planeta, teamed up this week with pickleball whiz Joseph, grandson of Marty, one of our other active players.

Stay tuned for some exciting news about improved and expanded pickleball at the Union Villa field…

If anyone wants to know more about pickleball or is interested in playing, let me know…

 

The 14 Healthiest Vegetables on Earth

Vegetables are well-known for being good for your health. Most vegetables are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals and fiber.

However, some vegetables stand out from the rest with additional proven health benefits, such as the ability to fight inflammation or reduce the risk of disease.

This article takes a look at 14 of the healthiest vegetables and why you should include them in your diet.

1. Spinach…