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Avidia Bank donates to Farley Elementary School

April 1st, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO, Avidia Bank; Lisette Zinner, Donalene Groom and Stacy McLeod, reading specialists at Farley Elementary School; Rachel Scanlon, Farley assistant principal; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson South branch manager, Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the C.A. Farley Elementary School in Hudson to help support the needs of struggling readers and help provide quality, research-based materials to use in the classroom. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, [...]

Senator Eldridge receives national housing award in Washington, D.C.

March 29th, 2015

Senator Jamie Eldridge (left) accepts the “Making a Difference” award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), alongside Thomas J. Connelly Jr., executive director of MassNAHRO. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) received the first-ever “Making a Difference” award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) at their annual conference in Washington, D.C., March 16. NAHRO selected Eldridge to receive the national award due to his leadership as the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Housing to [...]

‘No Show Ball’ to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

March 29th, 2015

Region – The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest will hold its 2015 “No Show Ball” Thursday, April 30. To support the clubs, go online and register not to attend for $5 to receive a virtual ticket via email. All the proceeds will go toward the children in the Metrowest community and not toward the [...]

Egan named board chair for The Home for Little Wanderers

March 27th, 2015

Christopher F. Egan (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Home for Little Wanderers, the nation’s oldest and one of New England’s largest child and family service agencies, has named Christopher F. Egan, president and founding member of Carruth Capital, LLC, as chair of its board of directors. As chair, Egan will oversee the non-profit’s Executive Committee and steer the strategic direction [...]

The Manor to host fundraiser for Ugandan orphanage

March 25th, 2015

West Boylston – The Manor & The Draught House will be hosting a “Kids’ Kitchen Fundraiser” Saturday April 18 to benefit an orphanage in Uganda.

SpencerBANK honors employees

March 25th, 2015

(seated, l to r): Marcella Mosio, 15 years; Lynne Dillon, 10 years; Dawn-Marie Evans, 5 years; Lynne Esposito, 30 years; Lisa Romano, 5 years; Amanda Lemerise, 5 years; Jessica Brier, 5 years; and Donna Tibbetts, 20 years. 
(standing, l to r): Douglas Schmeling, 5 years; Jennifer Anderson, 10 years; Rachel Woods, 15 years; Randal Webber, 5 years; K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO; James Reid, 5 years; Stephen Sanborn, 10 years; Angela Parker, 20 years; and Philip Zoppo, 5 years

Spencer – SpencerBANK held its annual Length of Service Awards dinner March 10 at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. The bank, which honored 16 employees, holds this event every year to recognize the dedication and longevity of its employees.

History Camp features Marlborough presentations

March 19th, 2015

Region – The volunteer‐run History Camp returns for its second year with 20 sessions on topics ranging from the Revolutionary War and the Civil War to the Salem Witch Trials, the Suffragette Movement, and historical research. This year’s event will be held Saturday, March 28, at the Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave., Boston. The [...]

‘Better Breather’ groups in Marlborough, Northborough and Framingham

March 19th, 2015

Region – The Marlborough Hills Rehabilitation Center and the American Lung Association are sponsoring three area “Better Breather” groups in Framingham, Northborough and Marlborough. The groups are free, open to all and do not require a reservation. The Framingham group is held at the Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Ave., on the second Wednesday of [...]

Repoli, Majewski announce engagement

March 19th, 2015

Michelle Repoli and Ryan Majewski
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Region – Michelle Repoli, daughter of Michael and Diane Repoli of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Ryan Majewski, son of Chet and Shelley Majewski of Shrewsbury, Mass., are pleased to announce their engagement.

New England Home Furniture Consignment offers upscale options

March 18th, 2015

Owner Jennifer King
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Worcester – Since opening last fall, New England Home Furniture Consignment has been a go-to place for those looking for unique, quality pieces of furniture at affordable prices. Owner Jennifer King takes pride in offering like-new pieces in styles ranging from Contemporary to Classic, Traditional to Vintage, Primitive to Coastal, Shabby-Chic to Tuscan, and everything [...]

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