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Avidia donates $1,000 to the Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders

July 31st, 2015

(l to r) Don Frost, senior vice president, Residential Lending, of Avidia Bank; Len Raymond, executive director of HOME; Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; and Keith Dwinells, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank.

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders (HOME). This donation will help support the general operating costs of HOME. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Summer programs continue at Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest

July 29th, 2015

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Region – Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) has an eight-week summer program for ages 5 and up. The three clubhouses in Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham all serve children in their communities during the summer. Days are packed with trips to beaches, parks and other fun places to discover. To learn more about summertime [...]

Meet award-winning North Grafton drummer ‘Bam Bam’

July 29th, 2015

Kevin Gallagher (Photo/Tim Rice)

Grafton – Kevin Gallagher debuted as a drummer in a variety show while a fourth-grader at North Grafton Elementary School. Now a band member of Whiskey Church, he was voted Favorite Local Drummer in the 2015 Local Music Awards presented by WMRC Radio, 1490 AM. Along the way, he got nicknamed “Bam Bam.”

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 [...]

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