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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

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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

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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.

United Way of Tri-County prepares for “Tools for Schools”

June 23rd, 2014

Bianca de la Garza, former WCVB-TV news co-anchor (back, second from left), and Barbara LaGrenada, UWTC director of volunteerism (fifth from left), are joined by participants in last year's Tools for Schools program at the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Photo/Molly McCarthy

Marlborough – As students begin enjoying their summer break, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has started preparing its annual Tools for Schools program. For over 15 years, the program has provided children with backpacks full of grade-appropriate supplies for their return to school. Last year, UWTC partnered with 28 companies and 17 community agencies to distribute 738 backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12, 370 of which were in Marlborough.

Honoring fallen veterans

June 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Nearly 2,000 U.S. flags were planted over the Memorial Day weekend near the Heberts Candy Mansion on Route 20 as part of the annual initiative, “Flags for our Fallen,” organized by the Worcester-based organization, Valiant Veterans.

Grafton Inn to host fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis organization

May 23rd, 2014

The Pardee family will be hosting an event May 31 to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis's (MS) Greater New England Chapter. 
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Grafton – A “Tasting Nite” fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis's (MS) Greater New England Chapter will be held at 25 on the Common, the Grafton Inn's restaurant, Saturday, May 31, from 7-9 p.m. The event will be hosted by the inn's owners John and Laurie Pardee and their son, Adam. It is inspired, John said, by his brother Michael, who has had MS for many years.

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