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Marlborough garden tour features Girl Scouts” Silver Award project

July 24th, 2014

Sara Peltier and Ashley LeConti, members of Girl Scout Troop 72843

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – When the Marlborough Public Library presented a garden tour July 20, guests visited several spots including Jaworek Elementary School. That's where Girl Scout Troop 72843 members Ashley LeConti and Sara Peltier created a vegetable patch as their Silver Award project. The garden's harvest will be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation donates to Employment Options

July 22nd, 2014

(l to r): Joseph Bruneau; Devin Macomber; Toni Wolf, executive director, Employment Options, Inc.; Ronald Disantis; Shannon Leary, executive events director, David Peterson; and Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary. 
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Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded Employment Options, Inc. a $5,000 grant to support and expand the operations of their social enterprises. The social enterprises, run by Employment Options” Workforce Development staff, train and employ disadvantaged, unemployed MetroWest citizens by helping them to overcome obstacles to employment. “Our goal is to provide [...]

Pastoral Counseling Center starts new weekly support groups

July 18th, 2014

Westborough – The Pastoral Counseling Center, 7 Church St., is offering several weekly groups: a Tuesday evening divorce support group, a caregivers group, a women's midlife group, a grief and loss group, a beginning dream interpretation group and a monthly women's spirituality group that will begin in September. For more information call Mary Taber at [...]

Southborough Summer Concert Series helps send kids to camp

July 15th, 2014

Chuck and Mud perform July 10 at the Summer Concert Series on the Neary Elementary School grounds.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – Several years ago, Recreation Director Doreen Ferguson arranged to have a permanent platform built on the Neary Elementary School grounds for the musical entertainment of the annual Southborough Summer Nights.

“I had the platform built for Summer Nights with the intention of someday having other events there, too,” she said. “It's such a great location for our community events.”

“Songs for Sue” benefit for Hudson resident fighting cancer

July 10th, 2014

Sue Charbonneau Beane and her daughter Madison
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Hudson – Friends and family of Sue Charbonneau Beane will host a benefit, “Songs for Sue,” Saturday July 12 from 12-6 p.m. at the Hudson Elks, 99 Park St. Beane, the single mother of a 9-year-old daughter Madison, is fighting stage 4 melanoma cancer. The event will feature music by The Allens, Emily Rising and [...]

Hudson woman memorialized with fund for her children

June 30th, 2014

Hudson/Marlborough – Contributions are being accepted for the Madi and Chase Fund for the teenage children of Maureen (Chiasson) Young of Hudson, who passed away unexpectedly June 9 at age 49. Young is remembered as a Marlborough-based real estate broker associate with a knack for networking whose business contacts frequently became fast friends. Those friends became accustomed to seeing her at various fundraisers and community events in Hudson and Marlborough.

Coghlin honored for advocacy in the fight against cancer

June 27th, 2014

James and Nancy Coghlin 
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Westborough – Westborough resident James Coghlin, Sr. was honored June 10 by the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center for his leadership role in the fight against cancer. He was one of 100 honorees recognized at a ceremony held in Boston.

Marlborough Summer Lunch Program seeks donations

June 27th, 2014

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Marlborough – For the past nine years, more than 900 local children from low income families have received a nutritious lunch three times a week, through the Marlborough Summer Lunch Program. Without this successful program, these children, who receive free breakfast and lunch in the public schools during the school year, would be without food on a regular basis.

Many eligible students receive the free food at the Marlborough Police sub-station on the corner of Lincoln and Broad Streets each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Westborough woman runs to home base for fellow veterans

June 26th, 2014

Kara Vautour
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Westborough – Technical Sergeant Kara Vautour is preparing to run in the 2014 Red Sox's Run to Home Base event Saturday, July 19. The event is held to raise money and awareness for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. This will be the Westborough resident's first year participating.

‘Hope Blooms’ for Northborough woman

June 25th, 2014

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Northborough – It was a big, two-day project, with sweaty, dirt-covered men and women tramping through her yard and home, but Northborough resident and Hope in Bloom Garden recipient, Kathleen Howland, couldn’t have been happier.

Howland, who has been in treatment for breast cancer, had been on the waiting list at Hope in Bloom for about a year. The nonprofit organization plants indoor and outdoor gardens free of charge at the homes of breast cancer patients living in Massachusetts.

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