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Youth Fest to promote healthful, drug-free living

August 8th, 2014

Hudson YSAP Youth Workgroup members and event volunteers (From L to R): Leia Owen, Buren Andrews, Mikenna Doherty, Sammy Myette, Vini Bulhoes, Patrick Reynolds, and Kennedy Prashaw.

Hudson – Living and enjoying a healthful, drug-free life is a strong message being conveyed to Hudson youths and will be demonstrated to all who attend the Youth Fest Saturday, Sept. 6, at Wood Park. The special event, sponsored by the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (YSAP) Coalition, will feature youth bands, dance performances, and other positive examples of self-expression that contribute to healthy decision-making.

Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue helps strays find new home

August 6th, 2014

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Northborough – MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time. For her and her team of volunteers, there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they are trying to do.

In 2007, Richards was living in the Dudley/Webster area and took on the task of trapping, neutering and releasing cats that she would find left behind. She would also take some of these felines to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield for their free feral Sunday clinics.

Yoga on the Common benefits food pantry

July 26th, 2014

Marlborough – Local yoga instructor Tory Nash will?conduct?a?yoga class at Union Common in downtown Marlborough Friday, Aug. 8, from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The class is free but donations are encouraged and will be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard that provides food to the needy. All levels are welcome. In the event of rain [...]

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.

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