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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.

Northborough man to ride 62 miles to end Alzheimer’s

July 15th, 2015

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Northborough – John Goggin is planning to bike 62 miles in the 2015 Ride to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, July 18. Beginning and ending in Fort Devens, the Ride provides a 2-mile family ride, 30-mile, 62-mile and 100-mile route reaching all the way from Western Massachusetts to Southern New Hampshire. Goggin’s mother passed away from Alzheimer’s [...]

Shea serves in Navy Reserve during Centennial Year

July 8th, 2015

Senior Chief Petty Officer Thomas Shea. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Thomas Shea, a Worcester, Mass. native and 1980 Saint John’s High School graduate, is serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve as it celebrates its 100th year protecting America.

Annual picnic a true summer highlight

July 8th, 2015

These ladies get ready to enjoy their large platefuls of barbecue at the Northborough Senior Center Annual Picnic hosted by the Rotary Club of Northborough.

By Alexandra Molnar, Contributing Writer Northborough – The Northborough Senior Center was packed on a recent Tuesday evening, June 30, for a popular summer event— the Annual Picnic hosted by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Seniors enjoyed generous portions of barbecue favorites—grilled chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, strawberry shortcake, and more— all prepared and [...]

Athlete Spotlight: Haley Gaffney

July 4th, 2015

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Notable stats: Led the Midland B conference in hitting with a .500 batting average and 37 runs batted in.

Rivard is honored by Notre Dame Academy

July 4th, 2015

Emily Rivard (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Emily Rivard was recently honored by Notre Dame Academy with a number of awards including the Theta Award, which recognizes that senior who has developed her mathematical ability and who has been willing to share this ability by peer tutoring and the Patricia J. Mulford Award, which is presented to a student who [...]

Petco Foundation awards grant to Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton

July 3rd, 2015

Region – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton recently announced it has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to provide critical medical care for senior and special needs dogs and cats. Baypath Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing shelter, care, humane treatment, and loving homes for stray or unwanted companion [...]

Southborough boy honored at Franciscan Hospital fundraiser

July 3rd, 2015

(l to r) -  David Qua, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, Heidi Qua, Jacob Qua and a shy Katie Qua. (Photo/Dan Busler)

Boston  – Jacob Qua, 13, of Southborough, had the thrill of a lifetime June 20 when he threw out the first pitch at the 5th Annual Boston WIFFLE© Ball Challenge to benefit The Travis Roy Foundation, Inc. and Franciscan Hospital for Children. The event took place at the New Balance Field at Boston University with [...]

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