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Area libraries participate in MA eBook Project

February 28th, 2014

Region – The Massachusetts Library System (MLS), in conjunction with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, is conducting a pilot program known as the MA eBook Project to study the concept of sharing an electronic collection with libraries statewide. Among the 51 participants are the public libraries in Hudson and Shrewsbury, and the Fay School Library in Southborough. The project officially launched in November with an initial plan to run for six months. It has now been extended through June.

MLS partnered with two vendors. Over 3,000 e-books are available from Baker & Taylor via its Axis 360 digital media circulation platform. Over 30,000 e-books and other materials are available on an unlimited multi-user basis from BiblioLabs through its BiblioBoard platform.

In Your Shoes to host “Casino Night” fundraiser

February 28th, 2014

Westborough – Since 2008, In Your Shoes (IYS) has been helping Westborough residents in need. The nonprofit organization provides emergency funds to any person who resides or works in Westborough. “Grants can range from $25-$50, up to $500 based on need,” IYS Vice President Marjet Schoen said. “We help single moms, those who are out […]

Highlands offers seniors a “gracious” way of life

February 28th, 2014

Westborough – Certainly one of the most emotional and often difficult things a family has to face is how elderly parents will live the remainder of their years. It can be hard for a senior member to accept the fact that they should or cannot live in their own home anymore. They may not be ready to move to assisted living or a nursing home and moving in with another family member may not be the preferred choice.

But nowadays, there are many more options such as the Highlands Gracious Retirement Living complex in Westborough. Far more than just a place to reside, it is truly a place where a senior can enjoy a full, active life in a warm, safe and stress-free environment.

Jeremiah Porcaro, 77

February 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Jeremiah “Jerry” Porcaro, 77, longtime Shrewsbury resident and friend to all, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 with family gathered by his side. Jerry was born in Worcester, one of 12 children of Italian immigrants Antonio and Assunta (Letrenta) Porcaro. He grew up in Worcester, graduated from Worcester Boys Trade, and lived in […]

Rita B. Mawdsley, 80

February 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Rita B. (Chesna) Mawdsley, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, with the family she loved gathered by her side. She was 80. Rita was one of five children of Lithuanian immigrants Joseph and Josephine (Zinkievich) Chesna. She grew up in Worcester, where she attended Worcester Public Schools. In […]

Home Instead Senior Care: Agency honors seniors for their service to the community

February 28th, 2014

Northborough – Home Instead Senior Care not only provides needed care to seniors and others, but is saluting seniors who volunteer and give back to their communities. The Northborough Home Instead office will honor an outstanding senior volunteer in its Northborough and Natick service area as part of the national Home Instead Salute to Senior Service program.

Real estate ads, February 28 edition

February 28th, 2014

Here are the real estate ads for the February 28 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Classified ads, February 28 edition

February 28th, 2014

Here are the classified ads for the February 28 edition: Open publication – Free publishing

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to The Pastoral Counseling Centers of MA

February 27th, 2014

Westborough – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Pastoral Counseling Centers of MA (PCC) to support counseling costs. PCC offers a specialized type of counseling that combines behavioral sciences and religion. The staff members are all licensed therapists who have studied psychology, marriage and family, and pastoral counseling. For more information on the […]

Palitsch is inducted into Shrewsbury Rotary

February 27th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Rotary President Debi Hemdal welcomes new member Jason Palitsch at a recent meeting. Palitsch is the public affairs manager at Veterans, Incorporated and a member of the Shrewsbury School Committee member.

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