“Author Archive”
Stories written by Community Advocate Staff

Verizon Wireless donates grants to two agencies that assist victims of domestic violence

June 29th, 2015

Julie DeCosta, director of human resources for Verizon Wireless and board member, EADV; Carol Smith, EADV; Eric Letourneau, Verizon Wireless Shrewsbury store manager; and Gabrielle Alan; EADV treasurer

Shrewsbury – Two Worcester-based organizations received grants June 26 courtesy of Verizon Wireless which will help them empower victims of domestic violence.

Eric Letourneau, the manager of the Shrewsbury Verizon Wireless store at 77 Boston Turnpike, presented checks to representatives of the two organizations, Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV) and Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Central Mass., in a short ceremony held at the store. EADV received a check for $20,000 and YWCA received $10,000.

Diane C. Provencher, 80, of Southborough

June 29th, 2015

Southborough – Diane C. (Nolin) Provencher, 80, of Southborough, died peacefully Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Beaumont Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. She was the beloved wife of Laval Provencher for the past 54 years. Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Florina (Riendeau) Nolin. She was a 1957 [...]

Happy Fourth of July from Westborough families

June 29th, 2015

Checking photos on a camera phone are (l to r) Susan McAlice, Marilyn Leffler and Janice Lindvig.

Westborough – Residents and guests got a head start celebrating the holiday June 26 by attending the annual Westborough July 4th Family Block Party on West Main Street. Among the activities for family fun were a bounce house, dunk tank, sand art, airbrush tattoos, food concessions, and pony and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Vincent F. Caracciolo, 82, of Worcester/Grafton

June 29th, 2015

Obit Vincent F. Caracciolo

Worcester/Grafton – Vincent F. “Vinnie” Caracciolo went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 24, 2015 after a valiant battle with a long illness. He was blessed and honored to share his zest for life with family and friends from his childhood home in Worcester to his homes in Sterling, his beloved Camp Walkalo [...]

Classified ads, June 26 edition

June 29th, 2015

community advocate

Here are the classified ads for the June 26 edition:

Dining guide ads, June 26 edition

June 29th, 2015

community advocate

Here are the dining guide ads for the June 26 edition:

Homes and more June 26 edition

June 29th, 2015

real estate

Here are the homes and more ads for the June 26 edition:

Grafton Farmers Market offers fresh food and much more

June 29th, 2015

Kids create art at the Kids’ Tent. (Photos/submitted)

Grafton – Where can you find colorful produce, beautiful flowers, delicious baked goods, adorable alpacas and talented musicians? Starting Thursday, June 25, you can find them all at the Grafton Farmers Market. The popular seasonal market, which will be held on the Grafton Common every Thursday through Oct. 8 from 2 – 6:30 p.m., has been bringing fresh food and more to the community since 2009.

Grafton Fire Department gives back to the community

June 29th, 2015

Grafton Station Two. (Photo/Douglas Maxwell Myer)

Grafton – In addition to protecting residents, Grafton firefighters have also implemented various town events and have raised money for charities over the years.

Ashland: Doc Film & Discussion Series continues ‘The Habitable Planet’

June 26th, 2015

Ashland – The Ashland Documentary Film & Discussion Series will present the environmental science films The Habitable Planet and show units Biodiversity Decline and Energy Challenges Thursday, July 9, from 7-9 p.m., in the Community Room of the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Viewers are invited to [...]

Recently Commented

  • Community Advocate Staff: Thank you–we have corrected this and the change will be made before the article goes...
  • Heidi Q.: Many thanks for sharing our story with others! It meant a lot to our family to be able to thank Tim...
  • Brenda Demers: Having entrusted our 2 boys to you and returning home with NEITHER, I cannot restfully give you...
  • LTC Ciro Stefano: Great story Ed, Please reach out to the Army ROTC folks at WPI, 508-831-5268. I’m working to...
  • Rev. Laura Goodwin: Thanks so much for the kind words about our congregation! I do have an important correction,...