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Marlborough vocalist to perform with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

October 2nd, 2015

Grace Hughes
photo/Erlyn Ordinario

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Grace Hughes, vocalist with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, will perform in the band’s show of Jazz Americana Thursday, Oct. 8, at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, kicking off Aardvark’s 43rd season and celebrating the band’s latest CD, “Deep River.” The club is located at Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road. Admission: $25. Validated parking. For reservations and more information, call 617-562-4111 or visit www.scullersjazz.com.

Westborough motorcyclist rides over 10,000 miles from coast to coast

October 2nd, 2015

Michael Fitzpatrick

Westborough – When the odometer on Michael Fitzpatrick’s new Harley Davidson motorcycle hit 10,509 miles, he had checked off a big item on his bucket list: cruising cross country and back and then some. Fitzgerald, 53, left his home in Westborough July 29, and returned 36 days later.

RTN Federal Credit Union presents $25,000 to Mass. Coalition for Homeless

September 28th, 2015

(l to r) RTN Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Wright; Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director Robyn Frost; RTN Senior Vice President of Retail Services Nicole James; and RTN Assistant Vice President for Business Development Sarita Ledani. (Photo/submitted)

Region – RTN Federal Credit Union presented a check for $25,000 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Sept. 21. The funds are proceeds raised from Walk Home 2015 in June. “We are grateful to RTN for going above and beyond each year in forwarding our mission to eradicate homelessness from the commonwealth,” said Coalition [...]

High school friends, cancer survivors, to participate in Jimmy Fund walk

September 21st, 2015

Algonquin Regional High School seniors Maddie Collins (left) and Sophia Jessiman will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) seniors Sophia Jessiman and Maddie Collins are much more than classmates and friends. Both are cancer survivors who will be participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Sunday, Sept. 27. The event is the nation’s largest single-day fundraiser, whose mission is to raise money for pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research.

Shrewsbury High student ambassadors lead 9/11 project for veterans

September 16th, 2015

(l to r) Seniors Jack Rischitelli, Julie Fitzpatrick, Madison Busick, Allison Easterbrook, Mrinalini Nagarajan and Jaehyun Lee make cards for local veterans during their lunch hour.
Photo/Nance Ebert

Shrewsbury – On Sept. 11, students at Shrewsbury High School participated in a service project to honor local veterans and those who died in the terrorist attack 14 years ago. As part of Project 351, hundreds of cards were made that will be distributed to those who have served.

Westborough artist reflects on art, teaching and The Graphic Workshop

September 16th, 2015

John Hayes (Photo/Submitted)

Westborough – Westborough resident John Hayes has spent his life focused on art and teaching, combining both as an art teacher. With 42 years under his belt, Hayes understands the challenges growing artists face and believes anyone who is able to make a living by producing their own art is very fortunate.

Westborough commemorates anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

September 15th, 2015

Sgt. Steven Reale, Westborough Police Department and United States Marine Corps; Troy Kanji, WHS freshman; Matt Stockwell, Westborough Fire Department and member of United States Air Force Reserve and Elizabeth Hopkinson, WHS sophomore

Westborough – Under warm and cloudy skies, approximately 50 people gathered Sept. 11 in front of the Forbes Municipal Building (FMB), to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The event was organized by Westborough High School (WHS) freshman Abigail McLucas as part of her involvement with Project 351, an initiative that selects student ambassadors from each community across the state who works toward the goal of implementing positive changes in their community.

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates $1,000 to St. Bernadette School.

September 6th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Julianne E. Morin, assistant principal at St. Bernadette School; Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to St. Bernadette School in Northborough. This donation is for tuition assistance for students attending St. Bernadette School. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Avidia donates to the Hudson Portuguese Club

September 6th, 2015

(l to r) Lurdes Melo, president of the Board of Directors for the Hudson Portuguese Club; Kevin Santos, Oversight Committee member of the Hudson Portuguese Club; Jeff Tucker, board member of the Hudson Portuguese Club; Manuel Chaves, Oversight Committee member of the Hudson Portuguese Club; and Mark R. O’Connell, president & CEO of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Hudson Portuguese Club. This donation is for the Hudson Portuguese Athletic Program. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Former sponsor meets her adult ChildFund alumnus

August 28th, 2015


Northborough – Before Deb Bourque of Northborough was married and had two children, she began donating $24 monthly to ChildFund International (formerly known as Christian Children’s Fund) to sponsor then-8-year-old Momodou Bah of the Gambia in West Africa. According to the organization’s website, “ChildFund exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.”

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