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Shrewsbury retiree exercises volunteerism at Boroughs Y

May 29th, 2015

Dr. Judy Eaton

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Dr. Judy Eaton of Shrewsbury joined the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough almost 10 years ago while preparing to semi-retire from her work as a psychiatrist. Now, she’s fully retired and volunteers for causes including the LIVESTRONG® program for cancer survivors and caregivers at the Boroughs Y.

Memorial Day parade honors veterans, active duty military

May 27th, 2015

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Marlborough – The annual Memorial Day parade, honoring veterans, active duty military men and women, and those who have given their lives while in service to our country, took place May 25 as city residents gathered along the parade route. City officials, members of the Veterans Council, the Marlborough High School band, several Boy Scout troops and other participants assembled at the American Legion Home on John Street and proceeded up Main Street, stopping at war memorials along the way and concluded at Monument Square.

Shrewsbury/Grafton Kids Ride benefits Jimmy Fund

May 27th, 2015

Colin Spinney, 6, of Grafton (center) is recognized as a Breakaway Fundraiser for collecting at least $750. He’s joined by participants named Heavy Hitters for raising at least $250: (l to r) Owenn Simpson, 9, of Shrewsbury; Parker Stewart, 13, of Grafton; Austin Damien, 9, of Grafton; Eliya Gladstone, 6, of Grafton; Catherine Spinney, 9, of Grafton; Naomi Lee, 7, of Shrewsbury; Ethan Lee, 4, of Shrewsbury; and Nick Vanfleet, 7, of Grafton.

Shrewsbury/Grafton – Bicyclists ages 3 to 13 participated in the fifth annual Shrewsbury/Grafton Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) Kids Ride, held May 16 at the UMass Medical School South Street Campus in Shrewsbury. Proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and its Jimmy Fund.

New board chair named for Avidia Bank

May 27th, 2015

(left to right) Fred Williams, former chair of the Avidia Board of Directors; Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; and new chair Jim Tashjian.

Region – During Avidia Bank’s recent Annual Meeting, Fred Williams was recognized for his service as retiring and outgoing chair of the Board of Directors. Successor Jim Tashjian was voted in as the new chair. Tashjian has been a board member and corporator of Avidia Bank for 45 years. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion [...]

Clinton Savings Bank hires three new assistant branch managers

May 21st, 2015

Region – Clinton Savings Bank (CSB) announced the addition of three new assistant branch managers to its team. “We are excited to welcome these individuals to the CSB family,” said Cindy L. Konrad, chief retail officer at Clinton Savings Bank. “With their considerable experience and involvement in our local community, we are confident that they [...]

Local doctor honored with Legacy Award

May 21st, 2015


Westborough – Dr. Mark Hasso was recently honored by Engineering News Record (ENR) with the first New England 2015 Legacy Award. A professor of construction management at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Hasso has more than 30 years of combined engineering and construction experience both in the field and in academia. A co-founder of [...]

Author and domestic violence survivor to be featured artist at Literary Arts Open Mic event

May 21st, 2015


Westborough – Barbara Joy Hansen will be the featured artist at the Literary Arts Open Mic at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery & Cafe, Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. Hansen is an international speaker and the author of “Listen to the Cry of the Child – the Deafening Silence of Child Abuse.” She is a [...]

Hudson AMVETS Post 208 thanks its ongoing supporters

May 21st, 2015

Gathered at a breakfast held May 3 at Hudson AMVETS Post 208 are (back, l to r) Bob Deboalt and Joe Chaves of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 643, Commander Chuck Armstead of AMVETS Post 208, AMVETS National Commander Larry E. Via, state Rep. Kate Hogan, John Kortes of Italian American War Veterans Post 45, (front, l to r) Christine Reardon of AMVETS Auxiliary Post 208, Ron Dalbec of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 82, Mike Ferro of American Legion Post 132, and Juvenalia Chaves of Fourstar Connections. Honorees not pictured are Cecil “Butch” Veinotte, an AMVETS member of Hudson, and Steve Ronayne representing Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129.

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Hudson – The Hudson AMVETS Post 208 had typically thanked supporters of its Home Alone for the Holidays program with a thank-you letter. This year, ongoing contributors who continued to support the program’s 25th anniversary were each recognized with a plaque during a breakfast, held May 3 at the lodge.

Webster Five donates $5,000 to the CASA Project, Inc.

May 17th, 2015

(l to r) Sam Bitar, executive director of the Webster Five Foundation and business analyst; Jim Steele, case supervisor, CASA; Kris Wilhelmy, case assistant, CASA; Nicole Grimes, case supervisor, CASA; Deana Nelson, case supervisor, CASA; Sue Ellen Scrogin, executive director, CASA; Richard Leahy, CEO/president, Webster Five; and Anne Early, case supervisor, CASA. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Webster Five Foundation announced that, as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $5,000 to the CASA Project, Inc. The donation will support recruiting, training and supervising court-appointed volunteer guardians for children in need throughout Worcester County. “We value the support that CASA is lending [...]

Webster Five donates $1,500 to the Community Harvest Project

May 17th, 2015

(l to r) Sam Bitar, executive director of the Webster Five Foundation and business analyst, Webster Five; Jodi Koeman, executive director, Community Harvest Project; and Richard Leahy, CEO/president, Webster Five. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Webster Five Foundation announced that, as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $1,500 to the Community Harvest Project. The donation will support the growth and donation of an estimated 260,000 pounds of food to those in need. “Webster Five is glad to have an [...]

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