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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.

McLaughlin to be roasted at Employment Options benefit

May 18th, 2014

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Hudson/Marlborough – Darren McLaughlin, the general manager of the Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, will be “roasted” at the Employment Options, Inc. Annual Celebrity Roast Wednesday, May 21. The event will be held at the Riverview Banquet Facility, 13 Port St., Hudson. Dave Seymour of A&E's “Flipping Boston” will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A [...]

“God Rocks” concert to benefit Families in Transition

May 12th, 2014

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Northborough – Friends of Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization that helps displaced families in Northborough, Westborough and Marlborough, will hold a fundraising event Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. Local Christian rock and praise bands will be performing a “God Rocks” concert with all proceeds going to help families. A $5 contribution is requested for adults and children age 12 and older.

New and expecting parents accept invitation to Marlborough baby shower

April 23rd, 2014

Karen Busa and her daughter, Sophia, three months, attend the first Community Baby Shower held April 12 at the Marlborough Public Library.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Geralyn Shultz, the children's librarian at the Marlborough Public Library, welcomed a roomful of new and expecting parents to the first Community Baby Shower, held April 12 in the Bigelow Auditorium.

‘Rockin for SuperTy” concert to benefit pediatric oncology research

April 21st, 2014

Reuben Kaufman (center) of Westborough, is a member of "Eclipse."
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Upton – Several young musicians will be performing a special benefit concert, “Rockin for SuperTy” to raise monies for pediatric oncology research Friday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Nipmuc Regional High School. The show will be under the guidance of Upton music teacher, Bob Nicoll, and will feature two local youth rock bands, “Eclipse” [...]

SpencerBANK supports StandUp For Kids

April 9th, 2014

(l to r):  Jerry Shpak, SpencerBANK vice president and investment executive and active board member of the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids; Donna Katsoudas, StandUp For Kids volunteer executive director; and K. Michael Robbins, SpencerBANK, president and CEO.
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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 is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and plays an important role in the Worcester community. We are pleased to assist this organization and increase awareness of their mission,” said [...]

Shrewsbury woman celebrates 15 years as volunteer host of advocacy show

April 7th, 2014

Robbin Miller 
Photo/Lore Berkey

Shrewsbury- Fifteen years ago, Robbin Miller was fed up with the way people with disabilities were portrayed in mainstream media as heroes rather than as people who were living their lives like everyone else. A busy licensed mental health counselor, Miller made time to start a show on Shrewsbury Media Connection's Public Access Channel 28 that would project people with disabilities in a more even light, raise awareness about resources, and teach people how to be “disability sensitive.” She's been hosting the program, “Miller Chat Show,” that airs five times weekly, ever since.

Concert to benefit Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center

March 27th, 2014

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Westborough – The public is invited to come and enjoy the Seventh Annual Westborough Interfaith Community Concert this Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 West Main St. The concert will feature selections sung by the church's different choirs as well as various other groups from Westborough [...]

Ocean State Job Lot donates to Worcester County Food Bank

March 26th, 2014

This 18-wheeler was a welcome sight March 25 as it came bearing 40,000 of donations from the Ocean State Job Lot headquarters in North Kingstown, R.I.

Shrewsbury – An Ocean State Job Lot tractor-trailer brought 40,000 pounds of donations to the Worcester County Food Bank on Route 9 in Shrewsbury March 25.

“It's Christmas in March,” food bank Executive Director Jean McMurray said.

“It translates into just over 17,000 meals. For us to get this kind of support, we would have to get it from multiple sources,” she said.

Program to be held for caregivers for those with memory loss

March 24th, 2014

Region – The Metrowest Alzheimer's Partnership will present “Memory Loss is a Family Affair” Saturday, April 5, at the Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Ave., Framingham. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments. The program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. The speaker is Dr. John Zeisel, president and co-founder of the Hearthstone Alzheimer's [...]

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