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Marshfield Thanks for making tournament a success

Marshfield Mariner on Wicked Local Marshfield July 22, 2009

Letter to the Editor
Marshfield - To The Editor:

On Saturday, July 11, the second multiple sclerosis softball tournament was held at the Governor Winslow field in Marshfield with eight teams participating. After a wonderful day of family fun, the tournament ended with a reception at the Venus II restaurant in Brant Rock.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for making this annual event a huge success. The big prize this year was two American Airlines business class tickets to anywhere in Europe. Dan and Kortnee Anderson of Marshfield won this great prize. We had a lot of wonderful prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. For all those that purchased raffle tickets, pizza and salad was served.

The following sponsors helped to make our day successful. Thank you to The Bridgewaye Inn, Boca Restaurant, Kennedy's Country Gardens, British Beer Company, Fedele's Chocolates, Pacini's Restaurant, The Garlic Restaurant, Satuit Tavern, Barker Tavern, Mary's Grace Gift Shop, the Fieldston restaurant, Haddad's restaurant, Shag of Boston, Courtney's Food and Spirits restaurant, Tsang's, Mill Wharf restaurant, HaNaBi restaurant, Lisa Marie's Boutique, China Wok, PJ's Country House, Halfway Café, Flowers by Maryellen, Famous Pizza and Aristocracy of Plymouth and Shoreline Aviation of Marshfield.

We would also like to thank all those who purchased tickets and tell all of you that through your unselfish help a breakthrough will come one day to cure this dreaded disease.

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A Natural High for Students

Scituate Mariner on WickedLocal.com June 18, 2009 by Brian P. Nanos

Posted Jun 18, 2009 @ 12:01 AM
Last update Jun 12, 2009 @ 02:03 AM

darePHOTO: Wicked Local Staff Photo by Chris Bernstein
Scituate Police DARE Officer Dom D'Arcangelo is ready for takeoff at Marshfield Municipal Airport with Devin Stewart of Wompatuck Elementary School and Leah Doherty of Hatherly Elementary School.

Scituate —
According to Scituate Police DARE Officer Dom D'Arcangelo, people with his job often use their talents, skills and hobbies to show students ways to get a high without the use of drugs and alcohol.

"You do what your talents allow you to get to the kids," he said. "If you like fishing, you do a fishing club."

D'Arcangelo picked up a hobby 17 years ago that has allowed him to literally get his message across — he flies planes.

The hobby was a direct result of his work in Scituate schools, D'Arcangelo said. He was giving a group of students a lesson about achieving their goals when a girl in the class raised her hand and asked him if there was anything he wanted to achieve.

D'Arcangelo responded that he would like to get a pilot's license.

"She goes, 'What's your excuse?'" he said.

Each year, D'Arcangelo takes students from each of Scituate's four elementary schools for an airplane ride from Marshfield Municipal Airport, which they earn by having an essay chosen to be read at DARE graduation. The essays are chosen, D'Arcangelo said, "not so much as the winner as the representative of the class."

On June 11, D'Arcangelo took three groups of Scituate students up in the plane. He took more students on June 16, and said the flights would continue until each of the winning students had gone.

When Jenkins Elementary School students Ben McClary, Maria D'Ambrosia and Sarah Putnam took the flight June 11, they all said the enjoyed the trip over the coast of Scituate.

"It was fun," Ben said. "It was cool to see images from far above. It's like, 'That's my house.'"

"I personally never realized how many trees there are (in Scituate)," Sarah said.

Ben, who was flying in the front seat with D'Arcangelo, even got a chance to fly the plane, something he first attempted as a joke.

"He put his hands out (to take control). He said, 'Never in 1,000 years,'" D'Arcangelo said. "I said, 'No, it's your turn."

D'Arcangelo said Ben did "a nice job" with the plane, although Ben described it differently.

"I actually got to fly the plane a little bit," he said, before making a face to approximate Maria and

Sarah being scared stiff. "They were like this in the back seat"

After their flight with D'Arcangelo, Jenkins students Ani Koziel and P.J. Le Blanc both said they had fun.

"At first it was a little bumpy," Ani said. "I saw our street."

"You never realize exactly what stuff is going to look like," P.J. added.

D'Arcangelo said that the essay contest and the plane flights help the students build confidence — "a fundamental part of DARE," he said.

D'Arcangelo added that the students are often surprised by the follow-through on a promise.

Early in the year, he offers the plane ride, but some students don't believe it at the end of the year when they are actually taking off, he said.

"It's really says that you can have so much fun in life without substances," he said. "This costs the same (as a drug addiction), so why not do this stuff?"

The students aren't the only ones who enjoy the flights over Scituate. Although he said he has given up on his one-time goal of becoming a "traditional cop," D'Arcangelo said he finds his job more than rewarding.

"When I go in in September and I get a class full of kids, it's a performance," he said. "It's so much fun. That's what I said to one of the kids, ' I get paid for this.'"

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'Main force' behind airport dies

Marshfield Mariner and Patriot Ledger on WickedLocal.com June 2, 2009 by Lydia Mulvany

Posted Tue Jun 2, 2009 @ 3:36 PM EDT

fboPHOTO: Photo Courtesy of Ann Pollard
The airport terminal and gardens at Marshfield Municipal Airport, where the airfield is named for George D. Harlow.

Marshfield - A flight re-enactment on Saturday that was supposed to celebrate Charles Lindbergh turned at one point into an emotional tribute to George D. Harlow, a Marshfield resident who was active in founding the Marshfield Municipal Airport. Harlow died Tuesday, May 26, at the age of 86.
As pilots traced the part of Lindbergh's historic flight to Paris over Taunton, Middleboro, Bridgewater, Halifax, Hanson, Pembroke, Duxbury and Marshfield, the planes formed a missing-man formation.

"When we buzzed the field at 500 feet, one plane peeled off to the right and rejoined the tail end of flight, so there would be a gap. That's what they call the missing-man formation. The Harlow family was there, and they were really touched," said airport commission Chairman Bud Francis.
The airport field in Marshfield was named after Harlow in 2001. Before the town established the airport in 1965, the property was a farm with an airstrip.

"George was the main force behind the town acquiring the airport in the 1960s, and he served on the airport commission since it was formed in 1963, some 47 years ago," Francis said. "He loved flying. He was a great flyer and a great man for the community and to his family. Everyone that ever met George was impressed by his intellect and dry, Yankee wit."

Harlow was born in Boston and raised in Weymouth and Haverhill. After graduating high school in 1941, he entered the U.S. Army Air Corps and became a test pilot in Alaska. He later enrolled at Harvard University and received an engineering degree in 1950. He worked for Metcalfe & Eddy Engineering Co. and the New England Medical Center, and retired as an administrative engineer.
Harlow not only served on the airport commission, but also was elected to the Marshfield Board of Public Works.

Ann Pollard, manager of Shoreline Aviation, which runs the town's airport, said Harlow was a mentor for many at the airport.

"We're so happy we named the field after him while he was still alive," said Pollard, who worked with Harlow for 20 years. "We felt so strongly about his contributions then as we do now. It's rare to see such incredible commitment from someone, and if it weren't for George, we wouldn't have one of the finest small general aviation airports in the country as we do now."
Pollard said Harlow bought himself a plane called an Aviat Husky as a present for his 80th birthday.

"He had always wanted an Aviat Husky, which is manufactured in Afton, Wyo.

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