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Avidia donates $4,000 to Hudson Area Arts Alliance

July 26th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Lynne Johnson, executive director of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; Denise Reid, marketing and development coordinator of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the Hudson Area Arts Alliance. This donation helped to support the free artist appreciation concert in June at Wood Park. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.  

Southgate author publishes local history book

July 26th, 2015

Southgate resident and author Lyn Lincourt. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – By the time most adults reach 90, they are often in declining health or have lost the sharp minds of their youth. But Lyn Lincourt, 93, of Southgate in Shrewsbury is living proof that many elders are filling their golden years with amazing accomplishments. She has just published a book that is the culmination of her research into the mansions of Shrewsbury.

Patels welcome new son

July 25th, 2015

Dr. Bhartiben Patel holds her new son, Devdas Vipulbhai Patel. 
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Northborough – A son, Devdas Vipulbhai Patel, was born to Drs. Bhartiben and Vipul Patel on July 7, 2015 in Queens, N.Y. The new baby’s parents met in New York during their medical school rotations while they were attending the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. They were married on June 1, 2013 at [...]

Southborough third-grader interviews ‘Frozen’ star Idina Menzel

July 25th, 2015

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Southborough – Shayna Rose, a third-grader at Southborough’s Albert S. Woodward Elementary School, interviewed actress and singer Idina Menzel backstage at her recent concert. Shayna, the creator of the school newspaper, had the opportunity to meet and talk with the ‘Frozen’ star. The budding reporter asked questions about Menzel’s favorite color, meal and dessert, whether [...]

Southborough resident honored by Assumption College

July 22nd, 2015

Worcester – Assumption College honored 20 members of the class of 2015 last month with the College’s prestigious Crown and Shield Awards. Among them was Southborough resident Tracy Baldelli, a psychology major and philosophy minor. Baldelli graduated from Assumption on May 16 with a bachelor of arts degree. The Crown and Shield Award recognizes students [...]

Avidia donates to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

July 19th, 2015

(l to r) Todd Wood, Leominster branch manager of Avidia Bank; Donata J. Martin, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster; Mark R. O’Connell, president & CEO of Avidia Bank; and children of the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominsterr. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. This donation will help with operational support of Project Learn STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, [...]

Webster Five announces promotions

July 19th, 2015

Loreta Sulejman (Photos/submitted)

Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank recently announced the promotion of Pawel Powaza, personal banker, to assistant branch manager of the Shrewsbury location. Powaza joined Webster Five in early 2015 and has since been promoted to oversee the daily operations of the branch, including staff supervision. Pawel’s expertise in assessing customers’ needs and building [...]

CEO to fundraise by bicycling for Big Brothers Big Sisters

July 17th, 2015

Jeffrey Chin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – When Jeffrey Chin of Shrewsbury began as chief executive officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest in 2013, he also joined the agency’s team for the Rodman Ride for Kids. Now, he’s preparing for his third ride in September and a fundraising kickoff party in July.

The Westborough Education Foundation awards scholarships, grants

July 17th, 2015

Recipients of $24,000 in grants awarded by the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) with WEF Board members Sue Baillargeon, vice president; Lisa Edinberg, treasurer; Maureen Johnson, president; and Linda Townsend. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – At a reception May 19, the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) awarded 17 grants totaling over $24,000 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Each year the WEF funds grant requests from teachers and administrators for cutting-edge programs benefitting students at all levels. “The Westborough Education Foundation helps propel innovation and creativity throughout the district,” said Daniel [...]

Setting sail with Shrewsbury’s Daverio

July 16th, 2015

Natalie Daverio

Shrewsbury – Whether it is the docks of Worcester’s Regatta Point, the still waters of Lake Quinsigamond or the classroom where she will shortly begin a career in teaching mathematics, Shrewsbury’s Natalie Daverio is always focused on helping others learn new things in life.

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