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SpencerBANK supports Hearts for Heat

January 7th, 2015

(l to r) Lori L. Kowal, vice president of marketing, SpencerBANK; Sharon Legasey, president of Hearts for Heat, Spencer chapter; and K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO of SpencerBANK. (Photo/submitted)

Region – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Spencer chapter of Hearts for Heat, a nonprofit community-based charitable organization dedicated to providing heating assistance to qualified residents of Spencer. It also donated $500 to the Leicester chapter, which supports Leicester residents. The donations will help Hearts for Heat offset heating costs for residents in need [...]

Final Montalbano golf tournament raises $40,000

January 7th, 2015

Photo: (l to r) Mike McDonagh, Scott Buckley, David Wong and Mark Noack of “ICS 1” took first place in the 2014 One Ball Two Strikes Greg Montalbano Golf Classic. The tournament’s two-tiered walnut trophy features a bottle of Chianti Montalbano, which the late pitcher autographed while still playing professional baseball. (Photo/Kristen Montalbano)

Region – The fifth and final One Ball Two Strikes, The Greg Montalbano Golf Classic, raised $40,000 at Highfields Golf & Country Club in Grafton Sept. 19. Proceeds from the event benefit Catch-A-Dream, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and youth recreational organizations in the local community. The tournament raised more than $160,000 in its five years. The [...]

Acclaimed author Logothetis to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

January 6th, 2015

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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.

As part of his book tour, Logothetis will also be giving those who buy his book a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card. The card will be placed in one of the copies of the books that will be on sale that day at Tatnuck.

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 [...]

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