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Annual Sweats for Vets drive under way

December 4th, 2014

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Region – Sweats for Vets is in its fourth year of providing clothing to homeless veterans in Massachusetts. In 2013, they donated 370 Boston team sweatshirts that were passed out at the Veterans, Inc., homeless shelter in Worcester and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston.

The initiative was started by Mark Vital, a veteran and a sixth-grade teacher at Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marborough, as a way to provide sports-related sweatshirts to homeless veterans at Christmastime.

Marlborough Savings Bank engages in friendly competition to benefit local youngsters

December 2nd, 2014

Marlborough Savings Bank and Boys & Girls Club members pose for a photo after a game of basketball.
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Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) employees and members of the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest in Marlborough recently engaged in a friendly game of basketball for the first time. The event was proposed by Christopher DiBenedetto, MSB vice president/risk officer.

“I noticed that this type of event has been popular at other institutions, and thought it would be an excellent fit for our employees,” DiBenedetto said. “This is just another example of how MSB is intertwined in the community.”

‘Be a Santa for a Senior’ program kicks off in Northborough

December 2nd, 2014

Kelly Burke, Northborough Senior Center; Dee Jordan, Home Instead Senior Care, Northborough office; and Kate Shaw, branch manager, Central One Federal Credit Union, Northborough
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Northborough – This season, many Northborough seniors who are alone or impoverished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the “Be a Santa to a Senior® “ program. Sponsored by the Northborough Home Instead Senior Care® office, the program brings together businesses, volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for lonely and isolated seniors.

Items requested for birthdays for homeless children

December 2nd, 2014

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Northborough – The Northboro Chiropractic Center is asking for the public’s help in helping them to reach a goal of donating 1,000 items to Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization that plans and provides birthday parties for children living in homeless shelters.

Central One treats veterans to lunch

November 25th, 2014

(front, l to r): Owen Russell, Central One Federal Credit Union, Auburn branch; David Kaiser, Central One,  Westborough  branch manager; Alma DeManche, Westborough Senior Center Director, and Denny Drewry, member, Westborough Board of Selectmen and Quarter Master, Westborough Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9013 

(back, l to r): Zachary Daniels, Central One marketing manager, and VFW members Armand Powers and Ron Perry 

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Westborough – Local veterans were treated to a special luncheon at the town’s Senior Center Nov. 11 courtesy of a donation from the Westborough Central One Federal Credit Union branch. “Though we have sponsored Community Dinners in the past, this is the second year we’ve donated funds to cover the cost for each veteran’s meal,” [...]

SpencerBANK raises money for breast cancer awareness

November 2nd, 2014

Employees donated $5 or more to wear jeans to work in support of breast cancer research. (l to r, front row) Pam Keyes, Sheryle Gaudette, Stacie Moulton, Nicole Rawlston, Chelsea Edwards and Lynne Esposito; (l to r, second row) Pam LeBlanc, Lori Kowal, Maria Campsie, Tim Gardell, Nancy Wilbur, Susan LaCroix, Lucille Newton, Wendy Coran, Lisa Chaffee, Steve Quink, Jennifer Anderson, Jaime Salerno and Rich Hebson 

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Region - SpencerBANK recently participated in Lee National Denim Day to benefit the American Cancer Society. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees raised $500 to support the fight against breast cancer. Employees were encouraged to donate $5 or more and, in return, were allowed to wear jeans for the day. “When the opportunity arises to raise awareness and [...]

Scouts to hold annual food drive throughout region

October 31st, 2014

Southborough scouts hold up some of the donations collected in last year's drive. 
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Region – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the region are once again gearing up for their annual food drive, “Scouting for Food.” Scouts will be delivering flyers and/or door hangers throughout towns this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The scouts will then return and collect items from residents Saturday, Nov. 8, that will then be donated to local food pantries.

Free training program to be offered for Alzheimer’s caregivers

October 8th, 2014

Westborough – Health Care Staffing, a Care Solutions’ Company, is hosting a free 12- hour training for caregivers, “Caring for People with Alzheimer’s: A Habilitation Curriculum”. The course takes place over six consecutive weekly two-hour programs, held on Tuesdays, from 9-11 a.m., Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. (Oct. 14, 21, and 28 and Nov. 4, 11, and 18.)

The curriculum is based on the model of dementia care called Habilitation Therapy, developed by Paul Raia, Ph.D. and Joanne Koenig-Coste. It can help caregivers make better connections to loved ones with dementia, resulting in improved quality of life.

Marlborough Eagles donate care packages for troops

October 8th, 2014

Marlborough Eagle Riders Chuck Beland (left) and Mark Carney with the items collected for soldiers serving overseas.

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By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – The Marlboro Eagle Riders, members of the Fraternal Order of Marlboro Eagles #3565, recently rode around the community collecting food and personal items to send to members of the military serving abroad. They combined the items with other goods donated by Dollar Tree stores in Marlborough, Hudson [...]

Military Appreciation Day at Marlborough Country Club

October 8th, 2014

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club (MCC) will hold its fourth annual Military Appreciation Day Monday, Oct. 20, honoring military (active and veterans) along with their families for a free day of golf beginning at 10 a.m. To register, contact Dria at the Business Office 508-485-1660, ext. 10, or the Pro Shop 508-485-1660, ext. 16. [...]

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