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UMass organizes September events to benefit infants and children

August 15th, 2015

Region – The University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center will hold several volunteer-organized fundraising events during September. The 12th annual Bullfinchs Rubber Duck Race to benefit the Child Life Program at UMass Memorial will be held Monday, Sept. 7, at 12 p.m. at Grist Mill – Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 220 Wayside [...]

Fall session of Hundredth Town Chorus to begin

August 9th, 2015

The Hundredth Town Chorus (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 9. The HTC is a dynamic organization of enthusiastic women who enjoy singing in four-parts in a relaxing and fun environment. The chorus was founded in 1949 by the Westborough Women’s Club, with a mission to share the joy of music [...]

Cliff Walk for ALS

August 9th, 2015

Region – On Sunday, Sept. 13, the ALS Family Charitable Foundation will present their 19th annual “Cliff Walk” for ALS fundraiser, sponsored by Superior Rail & Iron Works. Supporters are invited to spend the day on the beautiful Cape Cod Canal, at the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area on Main Street, for a full day of fun and [...]

Community yard sale to benefit Westborough residents

August 8th, 2015

Westborough – The Friends of Westborough, Inc., are sponsoring the third Community Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 12, with over 13 tables of household items, DVDs, jewelry, and more. The yard sale will be held at the Tufts lot on East Main Street, Westborough, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition, a hot dog food [...]

Drum Council prepares for 11th annual Rhythm Festival

August 6th, 2015

A scene from the Rhythm Festival. (Photos/submitted)

Region – Local drummers, percussionists and dancers are gearing up for the 11th annual Eastern Mass. Rhythm Festival which will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at River Bend Farm, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge. Organized by the Eastern Mass. Drum Council, the public festival will include a series of freestyle circles and facilitated workshops which aim to promote many diverse rhythmic styles from a wide variety of cultural sources.

Avidia donates $1,000 to the Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders

July 31st, 2015

(l to r) Don Frost, senior vice president, Residential Lending, of Avidia Bank; Len Raymond, executive director of HOME; Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; and Keith Dwinells, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank.

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders (HOME). This donation will help support the general operating costs of HOME. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Summer programs continue at Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest

July 29th, 2015


Region – Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) has an eight-week summer program for ages 5 and up. The three clubhouses in Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham all serve children in their communities during the summer. Days are packed with trips to beaches, parks and other fun places to discover. To learn more about summertime [...]

Stephanie G Jewelers hosting back to school drive for local nonprofit

July 28th, 2015

Hopkinton – Stephanie G Jewelers is teaming up with the local nonprofit Project Just Because for its Back To School Drive. Stephanie G believes knowledge is power and that every child deserves to create a better future. So while you are out shopping for your own children, consider picking up an extra package or two of pencils, pens, notebooks, glue sticks, calculators, colored pencils, crayons and other schools supplies.

Avidia donates $4,000 to Hudson Area Arts Alliance

July 28th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Lynne Johnson, executive director of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; Denise Reid, marketing and development coordinator of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the Hudson Area Arts Alliance. This donation helped to support the free artist appreciation concert in June at Wood Park.

Ultimate Reglaze refinishes bathtubs and ceramic tile for a new look

July 28th, 2015

Ultimate Reglaze refinished this claw foot tub and then the customer built a tile frame for it.

What does Ultimate Reglaze do?

“We refinish bathtubs, ceramic tile and fiberglass tubs. We coat over the existing fixture with a urethane acrylic finish similar to car paint but designed for bathtubs,” said Keith Tetreault, formerly of Northborough, who bought the business 10 years ago. Two of his sons, Scott and Jared, work for him full time. A third son, Kyle, used to refinish tubs in Texas.

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