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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 [...]

Dangerously cold temps on tap for the next 24 hours

January 7th, 2015

Region – The cold shot that will arrive later this afternoon will bring severe conditions to our area, but will only last about 24 hours before moderation is noticeable. However, during that time, conditions will be dangerous to be outside without having taken the appropriate protective measures.

The first storm of 2015 to hit area Saturday night

December 31st, 2014

Region – Looking down the road to the first storm of 2015, I see the possibility of a real winter mess with snow, sleet, freezing rain and finally rain for about 12 hours from near midnight Saturday night to around or just after noon on Sunday afternoon. A disturbance will come out of the southwestern U.S. and head to the east and northeast, finally moving through the eastern Great Lakes region. There may also be a weak coastal development but nothing of real concern at this point.

Informational meeting on upcoming breast cancer walk

December 28th, 2014

Region – The 13th Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk is scheduled for May 29 – 31. An informational/orientation meeting regarding the walk will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Bolton Public Library Meeting Room, 738 Main St. The monies raised by this walk make a difference to the two recipient [...]

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 [...]

‘Littles’ celebrate holidays at annual Big Brothers Big Sisters party

December 25th, 2014

Little and Big Sisters celebrate the season. (Photo/Brianna Dalton Photography)

Region – With fun, entertainment, food and appearances from special guests, approximately 175 “Bigs,” “Littles,” staff, board members and volunteers celebrated the holiday season Dec. 13, at the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Central Mass./Metrowest Holiday Party at Westborough High School. During the event, Littles had the opportunity to shop with their Bigs [...]

Local organization provides happy holidays for heroes

December 20th, 2014

Volunteers helped gather donations for homeless veterans’ holiday gift bags.

Region – Valiant Veterans, with the help of its two service dogs, have been gathering donations for area homeless veterans. In Worcester on Saturday, Dec. 20, over $40,000 of donated items will be packed into more than 300 holiday gift bags. Donations were collected from people all across the country through the Facebook pages of [...]

Holiday events and services in the local area

December 19th, 2014

20 Saturday:

A Living Nativity at St. Stephen’s Church, 3 John St., Westborough, will be held at 6 p.m. at the back of the church of the parking lot. Costumed parishioners will enact the Christmas story to narration from the King James Bible, accompanied by live animals, music and carol singing. Following the pageant, all are invited into the Parish Hall to warm up with hot cider, cocoa and holiday cookies.

A Christmas Cantata will be held at the First Baptist Church of Marlborough, 22 Mechanic St., Marlborough at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

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