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September 1st, 2015
Northborough – Thanks to the generosity of a local couple, Northborough’s first responders now have a few more valuable resources to aid them on the job.
On Aug. 28, Kevin Mallett and his wife, Erla, met with Police Chief Mark Leahy and interim Fire Chief Richard Harris at the Northborough Fire Station to present them with checks for their respective departments.
August 11th, 2015
Region – A group of Worcester residents is turning a former childhood tradition into a way to support the Worcester County Food Bank. The Worcester Hotdog Safari was organized by Thomas Mahoney when he was a kid. He and his friends and their dads would travel around Worcester with scorecards, rating the city’s hot dog [...]
August 11th, 2015
Spencer – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness. “StandUp for Kids plays an important role in our community. We are pleased to assist this organization and help increase awareness of their mission to improve the lives of children,” said K. [...]
August 9th, 2015
Region – On Sunday, Sept. 13, the ALS Family Charitable Foundation will present their 19th annual “Cliff Walk” for ALS fundraiser, sponsored by Superior Rail & Iron Works. Supporters are invited to spend the day on the beautiful Cape Cod Canal, at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area on Main Street, for a full day of fun and [...]
July 13th, 2015
Marlborough – The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), local chapter 82 of Marlborough, will be outside of local stores in the city throughout the next few weeks collecting donations for local veterans in need as part of its annual “Forget-Me-Not” fundraiser.
The first national drive was held in 1926, as a way to raise funds for services and assistance for veterans of WWI.
July 7th, 2015
Region – School is out for the summer, which for many kids means sunny days snacking on watermelon, making s’mores at summer camp and trips out for ice cream. But for nearly 20,000 MetroWest school children it means no longer having access to vital in-school food programs such as free and reduced lunch. Throughout the MetroWest region, the reality is that many children, as well as elders, individuals with disabilities and those in emergency situations will struggle this summer and in the coming year finding enough to eat.
July 6th, 2015
Northborough – The Northborough 4-H Small Pet Club recently collected over 100 pounds of food during a Food Drive that was held to benefit the Northborough Food Pantry.
July 1st, 2015
Northborough – As any community group would tell you, volunteers are the heart, backbone and spirit of their organization. And according to Kelly Burke, that is certainly the case at the Northborough Senior Center.
June 30th, 2015
Marlborough – In an effort to save lives through awareness and education, Marlborough moms Maureen Begg and Carol Pickford have begun an informal support group for those who are suffering from opiate addiction. The group, which is also for loved ones, first began meeting at Begg’s home in April. Recently is has relocated to the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3565, 56 Florence St., Marlborough. Meetings take place the first Tuesday of the month from 7-9 p.m.
June 15th, 2015
Northborough – This year began with an idea discussed among Northborough residents Leslie Arsenault, Karen Brewster, Beth Davison and Michelle Gillespie. It was just a few months after Leslie Arsenault lost her son U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, a Bronze Star recipient who was killed in action last September in Afghanistan. While their personal connections with the military vary, they all share an interest in remembering service men and women. They founded Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T) with the mission of sending care packages to deployed service members.