FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Those weren’t your average lunch ladies doling out food at Women’s Lunch Place yesterday — those were WAGS linked to our local NFL players. The Patriots Women’s Association, along with the team’s owner, Robert Kraft, stopped by the Newbury Street nonprofit to prepare and serve a midday meal to ladies in our community who are currently experiencing homelessness. While visiting the day shelter, the Patriots pack also hung up their hairnets and took a timeout, sitting down with the gals to do some pumpkin-centric arts and crafts.
BMOC: Jackie Bradley Jr., was a man on a mission yesterday. The Red Sox center fielder, accompanied by Wally the Green Monster, made a special visit to Boston Green Academy in Brighton, where they gifted playoff tickets to one lucky, totally unsuspecting student. Bradley and co. visited the school to surprise Lucas Feliciano, a 7th-grader there and an avid baseball fan, with four seats at Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Fenway Park. The local kid was awarded the tix after being nominated by his headmaster and a group of faculty members, who all commended him for his superior school attendance, positive attitude and sense of leadership among his peers.
AND THEY DANCED: Macklemore rocked the first-ever Recovery Fest in Rhode Island this weekend, and can we just say that it was glorious, glorious. The Grammy-winning rapper, who’s personally dealt with substance abuse in the past, headlined the drug- and alcohol-free concert, whose lineup also included performances from Fitz and the Tantrums, PVRIS and James Montgomery. The music festival, which had almost 10,000 people packed into Pawtucket’s McCoy Stadium, was hosted by Above The Noise, a nonprofit founded by Norwell’s own Kristen Williams-Haseotes. The concert capped off a daylong schedule of activities meant to promote sobriety, including yoga, meditation, Narcan training and support meetings.