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ActiveRx to host ‘Lunch & Learn’ for seniors

December 29th, 2014

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Westborough – ActiveRx will present a one-hour “Lunch & Learn” Saturday, Jan. 17, from 12 to 1 p.m. The program seeks to educate adults on how they can recover 10 or more years of lost strength and function to enable them to live independent and pain-free lives. The event is free and a complimentary lunch [...]

Avidia donates to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.

December 28th, 2014

Members of the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest hold the check with (l to r) Gary Violette, director of the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest; Lisette Arbelli, Hudson South branch manager of Avidia Bank; Francis Hurley, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest; Keith Dwinells, Main Street Hudson branch manager of Avidia Bank; Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $9,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest to help support club programs. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 Billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

SpencerBANK gives back during the holidays

December 28th, 2014

Lynne M. Esposito, VP and Mortgage Division manager of SpencerBANK and bank coordinator for the Spencer Toys for Tots program, poses with donations recently made at the bank’s main office.

Region – Once again, SpencerBANK employees worked together this holiday season to support the Spencer Toys for Tots campaign. Collectively, staff members donated toys to 27 children living in Spencer. SpencerBANK employees are the largest contributor to the Spencer Toys for Tots program, while the bank also serves as a drop-off location for this program [...]

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys honors State Senator Jamie Eldridge

December 28th, 2014

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Region – At its annual meeting Dec. 11, the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA) honored several individuals for their advocacy of elder services and their commitment to raising awareness of legal issues affecting seniors. Massachusetts State Senator James B. “Jamie” Eldridge (D-Acton) was named Legislator of the Year for [...]

Award-winning art teacher moonlights as musician

December 26th, 2014

Fay School eighth-grader Se Ri Lee and art teacher Billy Claire


Marlborough/Southborough – Billy Claire of Marlborough has taught art at Fay School in Southborough for 35 years. Concurrently, he has performed as a solo guitarist and with bands including The Allens for the past 26 years. He was named the 2015 Middle Level Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association.

Acclaimed author Logothetis to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

December 26th, 2014


Westborough – Leon Logothetis, the acclaimed author of “The Kindness Diaries: One Man’s Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Jan. 11, from 1-3 p.m. Logothetis is a “global adventurer, motivational speaker and philanthropist,” according to his website, www.leonlogothetis.com but it wasn’t always that way. Formerly [...]

Westborough family celebrates two engagements

December 25th, 2014


Westborough – Susan and Anthony Ash happily announced the engagement of their daughter, Marybeth, to Matthew Dattilio of Quechee, Vt. Matt is the son of Lin Dattilio of Hartland and David Dattilio of White River Junction, Vt. Marybeth is a 2011 graduate of St. Michael’s College and a financial analyst with Global Forest Partners in [...]

‘Littles’ celebrate holidays at annual Big Brothers Big Sisters party

December 25th, 2014

Little and Big Sisters celebrate the season. (Photo/Brianna Dalton Photography)

Region – With fun, entertainment, food and appearances from special guests, approximately 175 “Bigs,” “Littles,” staff, board members and volunteers celebrated the holiday season Dec. 13, at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass./Metrowest Holiday Party at Westborough High School. During the event, Littles had the opportunity to shop with their Bigs [...]

New children’s librarian begins in Marlborough

December 24th, 2014

Kat Ealy

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Kat Ealy immediately felt comfortable upon her first visit to the Marlborough Public Library. Now, she’s the new children’s librarian.

‘Caroling on the Common’ for 10th year

December 24th, 2014

Terry Crouse, 12, his sister Vanessa, 10, and their grandfather Pete Murphy sing “Joy to the World.”

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – On the drizzly evening of Dec. 23, residents donned rain gear and attended the 10th annual “Caroling on the Common” at the Town Common. Presented by Arts on the Green, music was provided from the gazebo by the Worcester Brass Consort under the direction of Douglas Weeks. [...]

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