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Duraclean – Worcester service provides complete residential and commercial cleaning

June 23rd, 2015

(l to r) - Morlu Marvie, his son Brian Marvie, and Anthony Korvah, head technician

Worcester—“We clean almost anything,” promises Morlu Marvie, who has owned the Duraclean cleaning service here since 1992. “In my 23 years in the business, I’ve seen just about everything.”

Marvie offers both residential and commercial cleaning services.

Two local students earn top honors in statewide anti-tobacco poster contest

June 18th, 2015

R Anti-smoking Hritika Chaturvedi-cropped

Region – Gianna Ruffing of Marlborough, a fourth-grade student at the St. Bernadette’s School in Northborough, and Hritika Chaturvedi, a sixth-grade student at the Sherwood Middle School in Shrewsbury, have earned top honors in the 2015 Massachusetts Medical Society and MMS Alliance Anti-Tobacco Poster Contest, an annual educational event to alert schoolchildren to the dangers of tobacco and smoking.

Quilting Group to raffle off final creation

June 17th, 2015

(l to r) Marcia McGee, Mary Turcotte, Anna McAucley, Peg Atchue, Eva Bolack, Rachel Costello, and Nancy Reed. (Not pictured - Kathy Nichols. (Photo/courtesy Kathy Nichols)

Region – The St. Philip Church Quilting Group, which includes women from other area parishes who share a love for the art, has announced that after 35 years of making “big” quilts to benefit their community, they are ending the tradition. Their last creation will be raffled off at the “Make a Bid on Faith [...]

Stop smoking or lose weight with ‘Riel’ hypnosis

June 17th, 2015

Richard Riel

Region – Richard Riel, a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist for the past 30 years offers his clients the “Riel Way” Hypnosis Method at the New England Clinical Hypnosis Center. As a 30-year, three-pack-a-day smoker, he was motivated to develop a method of hypnosis and behavior modification. Since employing this technique, 98 percent of his clients have no withdrawal after they stop smoking. Through his program, Riel have helped thousands of people stop smoking or lose weight, even those who have thought “It won’t work for me!” or “I can’t be hypnotized.”

United Bank executive receives Community Bank Heroes Award

June 14th, 2015

Tom McGregor (Photo/submitted)

Region – Shrewsbury resident Tom McGregor, senior vice president and regional commercial banking executive of United Bank’s Worcester market, received the Community Bank Heroes Award presented by The Warren Group/Banker & Tradesman. The award honors the achievements, commitment and dedication of financial professionals who go above and beyond for their institution and community. To be [...]

SpencerBANK donates to Friendly House Summer Camp Program

June 14th, 2015

Danielle Delgado (left), director of child, youth, and family programs at Friendly House and K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO of SpencerBANK. (Photo/submitted)

Region – SpencerBANK has donated $720 to the Friendly House, Inc., an organization that promotes the educational, social and family betterment of the residents of Worcester. This donation will go toward the Friendly House summer program scholarship fund, which will give a child the opportunity to participate in the organization’s summer camp program for eight weeks. [...]

Bette O’Reilly installed as new chair of Corridor Nine

June 11th, 2015

Bette O’Reilly

Region – Bette O’Reilly, assistant vice president and branch manager of Commerce Bank in Westborough, was installed as the new chair of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Meeting held on May 28. O’Reilly will be serving a 2-year term.

Kickoff breakfast for UMass Cancer Walk and 5KKickoff breakfast for UMass Cancer Walk and 5K

June 5th, 2015

Region – The 17th annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk & 5K Run Kickoff Breakfast will be held Thursday, June 11, at the Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building, 364 Plantation St., Worcester. The walk and run will be held Sunday, Sept. 27 at UMass Medical School campus. Join corporate and community leaders for a complimentary breakfast [...]

Local young musicians to ‘rock’ for pediatric cancer research

June 4th, 2015

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Upton – On Friday, June 12, three teen rock bands and two middle school a cappella groups will take the stage at Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant St., Upton, from 6-9:30 p.m. to raise money for pediatric cancer research – specifically the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation. The three bands – Eclipse, Distracted and [...]

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival raises $11,000

June 3rd, 2015


Hopkinton – Well over 1,000 children and their families braved the rain to attend Hopkinton Public Library Foundation’s Fourth Annual Touch-A-Truck and Food Truck Festival held May 31. The event, held at Hopkinton High School, raised $11,000 for the restoration, renovation and expansion of Hopkinton Public Library.  Children climbed in the driver’s seats and honked [...]

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