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VNA Hospice Care seeks hospice volunteers

August 28th, 2015

Region – VNA Hospice Care, a non-profit organization serving patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, is seeking hospice volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite time for family members. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20s to 80s; the common bond is a desire [...]

Shrewsbury: Prepare for National Novel Writing Month at Shrewsbury Library

August 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Library, 214 Lake St., will hold a series of workshops to held budding writers to prepare for National Novel Writing Month – “NaNoWriMo” – in November.   “So You Want to Write?” workshop for adults will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Presenter Laurel King is [...]

Region: OARS to hold annual River Cleanup

August 28th, 2015

Region – OARS will hold its 29th Annual River Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. OAR volunteers will wade into the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord rivers and tributaries to continue the effort to restore our beautiful river. Trash, tires, bottles, car parts, bicycles, and whatever that shouldn’t be there will be collected [...]

Hudson: Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson water communion, music service

August 28th, 2015

Hudson – On Sunday, Sept. 13, at 10:30 a.m., all are welcome to join a joyful, fun-filled welcoming celebration to kick off the new church year at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. The family worship service will celebrate coming together after the summer months. Honor the waters that touch our lives: rivers, oceans, [...]

Southborough: St. Anne Church holds Annual Parish Picnic

August 28th, 2015

Southborough – St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd., Southborough, is holding its Annual Parish Picnic Sunday, Sept. 13, at 11:30 a.m. (following the 10:30 a.m. Mass). All are welcome to join in the fun – enjoy delicious food, games for all ages and music. Catch up with your neighbors and meet new friends!   Call [...]

Westborough: Westborough Woman’s Club kicks off new season

August 28th, 2015

Westborough – The Westborough Woman’s Club will hold its first event of the new season Tuesday, Sept. 8, starting 6 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St. A kick-off potluck supper will begin the evening, followed by the introduction of new members and a presentation by MassSTAR award winner Meghan O’Keefe.  [...]

Ashland: Lobster Fest at Ashland Farmers Market

August 28th, 2015

Ashland – Ashland Farmers Market (AFM) will thank its customers with a special Lobster Fest Saturday, Sept. 5. A lobster roll, corn and coleslaw will cost only $13. Customers are encouraged to pre-order online Thursday, Sept.3 at www.ashlandfarmersmarket.org.   Also at the Sept. 5 market, kids will be able to view a whole live lobster [...]

Patricia Gilchrist, 81, of Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2015

Obit Patricia Gilchrist

Shrewsbury – Patricia Ann (Sherman) Gilchrist, 81, long-term resident of Shrewsbury, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 at home, with her family gathered beside her, after a brief illness. She joins her husband, John Gilchrist Jr., who passed away April 13, 2015. Patricia was born in Milford, one of six children of Francis and [...]

Lorraine A. Letendre, 69, of Marlborough

August 28th, 2015

Obit Lorraine Letendre_crop

Marlborough – Lorraine A. (Gonyea) Letendre, 69, of Marlborough, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at Millbury Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the late Clarence F. Letendre Jr., who died in 2009. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Cora (Bernard) Gonyea, and was educated in Millbury. She [...]

Candlelight vigil to be held in memory of victims of drug epidemic

August 27th, 2015

Volunteers stand in front of the 1,200 flags placed in front of the Walker Building.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Those who go through downtown Marlborough this weekend either on foot or in car will most certainly be struck by a powerful display of over 1,200 small purple flags that have been placed on the front lawn of the Walker Building, 255 Main St.

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