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New director wants to give vets proper welcome home

November 18th, 2014

Welcome Home cards prepared by Westborough’s Armstrong Elementary School students for returning soldiers. (Photo/submitted)

Region – “As a veteran, I feel that it’s my duty to help the community reach out to our returning service members and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice,” said Adam Costello, the newly appointed director of veterans’ services at the Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District (CMVD). “One of the worst feelings is getting home from a deployment and catching a cab to an empty apartment.”

Over $176,000 raised at Boys & Girls club’s annual gala

November 16th, 2014

(l to r) Fran Hurley, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest with Jenny Perez and Joshua Marte, the evening’s two speakers from the Framingham Clubhouse. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The annual Bids for Kids Auction & Gala, held Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Framingham to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, raised a record $176,000. The event was emceed by Paul Burton of WBZ-TV. Guests, sponsors, and honorees attended and participated in an extensive silent auction and raffle, as well [...]

Officials warn public of ongoing arrest scams

November 13th, 2014

Region – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and the Massachusetts State Police have issued a warning to the public about a new wave of scam calls in which perpetrators pose as law enforcement, threatening victims with arrest. “We and our law enforcement colleagues in Acton, Lexington and Cambridge have been notified in recent days about [...]

Region to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

November 10th, 2014

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Region – The region will commemorate Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Westborough – On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, ceremonies to honor Westborough’s veterans will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Post 9013, 9A Milk St. The bus will depart at 9:30 a.m. for Pine Grove Cemetery on South Street. Master [...]

Local kids make music at Apple Tree festival

November 7th, 2014

Grafton resident Caroline Brown and Apple Tree Arts teacher Kim Webster (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Region – A Halloween bride played the drums at Grafton Middle School Oct. 26. Apple Tree Arts teacher Kim Webster soon joined her, on guitar.

Region to commemorate Veterans Day Nov. 11

November 7th, 2014

Region – The region will commemorate Veterans Day Tuesday, Nov. 11. Here is a preview of local Veterans Day events received as of press time. Visit www.communityadvocate.com and www.facebook.com/communityadvocatenewspaper for additional updates. Westborough – On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, ceremonies to honor Westborough’s veterans will begin at 9 a.m. at Veterans of Foreign War [...]

Arctic weather on tap next week

November 6th, 2014

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist We have, with only a couple of minor exceptions, enjoyed a very nice fall so far.  However, our stretch of good luck does look like it will run out in the next week or so.  Arctic air will begin to drop into the northern plains by the late in [...]

SpencerBANK raises money for breast cancer awareness

October 31st, 2014

Employees donated $5 or more to wear jeans to work in support of breast cancer research. (l to r, front row) Pam Keyes, Sheryle Gaudette, Stacie Moulton, Nicole Rawlston, Chelsea Edwards and Lynne Esposito; (l to r, second row) Pam LeBlanc, Lori Kowal, Maria Campsie, Tim Gardell, Nancy Wilbur, Susan LaCroix, Lucille Newton, Wendy Coran, Lisa Chaffee, Steve Quink, Jennifer Anderson, Jaime Salerno and Rich Hebson. (Photo/submitted)

Region - SpencerBANK recently participated in Lee National Denim Day to benefit the American Cancer Society. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, employees raised $500 to support the fight against breast cancer. Employees were encouraged to donate $5 or more and, in return, were allowed to wear jeans for the day. “When the opportunity arises to raise awareness and [...]

Baypath Humane Society seeks foster families

October 30th, 2014

Two of the animals in need of foster homes. (Photos/submitted)

Region – Baypath Humane Society is reaching out to the community in search of foster homes for dogs and cats. “Foster parents are heroes to us, and to the animals in our care,” said Shelter Director Elizabeth Jefferis. “Nurturing an animal in need is one of the most selfless acts you can make. It makes [...]

Hospice volunteers needed

October 30th, 2014

Region – Hospice volunteers are urgently needed in MetroWest and Central Mass. Those who can offer companionship and support for people facing a life-limiting illness should consider becoming a hospice volunteer at MetroWest HomeCare & Hospice. Direct service hospice volunteers engage with patients, and their caregivers and families, to support a caring and compassionate environment and [...]

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