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September 28th, 2014
Hudson – After graduating from Hudson High School in 2010, Michaella “Kayla” Walsh Libby majored in public health at the University of Maryland (UM). There, she tutored inner-city children with Kids Power in Washington, D.C., and raised funds for the UM chapter of Students Helping Honduras (SHH), with whom she planned to travel and help build a school. However, she died unexpectedly in 2012 at age 20, only weeks before that trip.
September 28th, 2014
Marlborough – Runners begin the fourth Friday 5K held midday Sept. 26, beginning and ending at the Yawkey Sports Training Center. Palmer Bigelow of Boylston finished first overall in 18:10. The first-place female was Julie Guay of Northborough finishing in 25:00. This race has been held each June and September since June 2013 to benefit [...]
September 25th, 2014
Shrewsbury – When Scott Zenaro was diagnosed at age 30 with a rare form of cancer, end stage Ewing’s sarcoma, his prognosis was quite grim. His doctors recommended he try to participate in a clinical trial in California run by the Sarcoma Oncology Center. Thanks to the financial support of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, he was admitted to that program and lived another 2-1/2 years until succumbing to complications from the cancer Feb. 24, 2010.
Since that time, his parents, Carol and Ron, have worked tirelessly to raise funds – an amazing total of $100,000 – for the foundation. It is their way, they said, to not only honor his legacy and life but as a way to thank Lazarex for their generosity. In doing so, they also hope to help other families who are facing the same dire health scenarios.
September 25th, 2014
Southborough – According to the Epilepsy Foundation, absence seizures are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain and are characterized by a short period of “blanking out” or staring into space. This type of seizure is most common in children ages 4 to 14.
When Andrew and Melanie Harmon noticed their 6-year-old daughter Emily “spacing out” for a few seconds several times a day, they assumed that she was just thinking about something because she would return to the conversation or activity as if nothing happened. In August 2013, an EEG confirmed that Emily was experiencing absence seizures.
September 14th, 2014
Shrewsbury – On a designated day every September, a small group gathers at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. It's 5:30 a.m. They start to walk. The beginning is dark; there aren's many people cheering at the first checkpoint. Gradually, though, the sun starts to come up. More people join in at the halfway mark. The cheering sections become bigger, and louder. By the end, it's hard to maneuver because of the hordes of people making their way to the finish line.
September 8th, 2014
Shrewsbury – This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival will begin earlier than usual with a first-time fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Ski Ward to benefit Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR). “Let Your Spirit SOAR” will raise funds to help residents in need of an emergency oil delivery this winter.
September 3rd, 2014
Northborough – For those who must navigate through life with limited or no vision, the world can be frightening and daunting place. But thanks to a special partnership between the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) and Guide Dogs of America, thousands of people have found an independence allowing them to live their lives in a way that they might not have otherwise had.
August 28th, 2014
Westborough – “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God,” said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.
August 26th, 2014
Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.
Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.
August 20th, 2014
Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception, sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union.