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Reliant Medical Group to open new walk-in facility in Hudson

May 12th, 2015

Among the Reliant Medical Group representatives participating in the May 11 ribbon-cutting for the new ReadyMED in Hudson are (front, l to r) Stephen Knox, COO; Leon Josephs, M.D., CEO; Kim Gardula, director of same day services, Sherri Jerz, practice manager of ReadyMED in Hudson; and Raj Hazarika, M.D., chair of same day services.

Hudson – Reliant Medical Group offered a preview of its newest ReadyMED urgent care facility in Hudson with a ribbon-cutting and tours May 11 before its official opening Tuesday, May 19. Located at 234 Washington St., the 6,500-square-foot site is easily accessible, noted Raj Hazarika, M.D., chair of same day services.

Moms turn grief into recovery through local support group

May 12th, 2015

Cheryl Juaire (left) and Kathy Leonard with photos of their sons.
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Marlborough – A pair of mothers who lost their sons to drug overdose are using their tragedy to help others.

Kathy Leonard lost her 27-year-old son Jonathan Testa in December and Cheryl Juaire lost her son Corey Merrill, 23, in 2011 – both to heroin overdose.

Groundbreaking held for Grafton’s Town House renovations

May 4th, 2015

Jim Gallagher, speaks on behalf of the Commission on Disability

Grafton – Under brilliant blue skies, town officials and residents gathered at the back of Grafton Town House located at 1 Grafton Common May 2 to celebrate the groundbreaking of the historic landmark’s Phase II Accessibility Project.

The project, which is a venture between the town and the building’s lead tenant, the nonprofit group Apple Tree Arts will bring the building into compliance with Massachusetts Architectural Access Board standards as well as meet current fire safety standards.

Grafton community leaders share story time with students

April 29th, 2015

Police Chief Normand Crepeau reads “Officer Buckle and Gloria” to second-graders.

Grafton – Twenty-five special guests were welcomed April 27 by second- to sixth-graders at North Street Elementary School (NSES) for the sixth annual Community Reading Day, organized by the North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group. Most books were selected because they relate to the students’ curriculum or the readers’ professions; others were chosen and brought by the guests.

Friends set up fundraiser to help man stricken with Lewy Body Dementia

April 29th, 2015

Donna and Dan McDonald with their four grandchildren
Photo/submitted

Northborough – Nearly 40 years ago, Donna and Dan McDonald, who were high school sweethearts at Algonquin Regional High School, were married. Together they raised two sons, Jason and Tom, who now each have two children of their own. In 2001 Donna was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis which thankfully is in remission for the time being. But that is the not the couple’s main health concern. For in 2012 when he was only 54, Dan, a former truck driver and manager, was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD), a disease that is similar to early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Celebrate National Independent Bookstore Day at Tatnuck Bookseller

April 29th, 2015

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café is New England’s largest independent bookstore. 
Photo/Debra Roberts

Westborough – Saturday, May 2 will mark the second annual National Independent Bookstore Day. The event is meant to recognize and celebrate independently owned bookstores like Westborough’s own Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café. As the largest independently owned bookstore in New England, Tatnuck has become a destination for the reader who still enjoys picking [...]

Volvo of Southborough hosts ribbon cutting

April 29th, 2015

(l to r) - Jay Rose, general manager; Steve Chernysh, dealer principal; Alexey Nusinov, co-owner and Karen Chapman, president, Corridor Nine
Photo/Joe Martino

Southborough – A Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony was held April 23 for the new Volvo of Southborough. The dealership, which is located at 251 Turnpike Rd., Route 9 in Southborough, was purchased from the former owners of Farrell Volvo. The event drew nearly 200 attendees and featured live music and upscale catering. In attendance were [...]

Junior Girl Scouts raise money for Haitian orphans

April 28th, 2015

Members of the Shrewsbury Junior Girl Scouts are all smiles as they present a check and cookies to Cherylann Gengel for orphans in Haiti. 
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Members of Girl Scout Troop 11023 recently donated $200 and 132 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to an orphanage in Haiti. The girls had decided to use part of the money they raised in their recent cookie sale to help others. On hand to receive the check and cases of cookies was Cherylann Gengel of Holden, a founder of the Be Like Brit Foundation.

HCH and SMS alumni archive final visits to alma maters

April 22nd, 2015

Hudson Catholic High class of 1977 alumni: (back, l to r) Walter Francolini, Pat (Sarsfield) Emmons, Trish Stearns, Kathleen Maddox, Ann Beaupre Cattarin, Kevin O’Connell, (middle, l to r) Chuck Searles, Maureen Crowley, Susan Patterson, Michael Gilles, (front, l to r), Nancy Girard, Rich Anzalone, Marianne (Martoni) Goodman, Ellen (Vitale) Meinert, Lynda (Lee) Melody, Gary F. Swanson and Susan Hanley.

Hudson – Years after the closings of Hudson Catholic High (HCH) in 2009 and St. Michael School (SMS) in 2011, alumni are still displaying their spirit on those buildings’ properties – and on Facebook. Hundreds of photos including selfies, class group shots and informal family portraits are getting posted online before the buildings’ imminent demolition.

Northboro Junior Woman’s Club plants pinwheels for child abuse awareness

April 22nd, 2015

Pinwheels shimmer in the sunlight at Town Hall.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – The Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) has planted over 500 pinwheels at Town Hall in recognition of April’s designation as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The effort is also in support of the “Pinwheels for Prevention” campaign created by Prevent Child Abuse America.

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