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April 9th, 2014
Spencer – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness. “StandUp For Kids is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and plays an important role in the Worcester community. We are pleased to assist this organization and increase awareness of their mission,” said [...]
April 7th, 2014
Shrewsbury- Fifteen years ago, Robbin Miller was fed up with the way people with disabilities were portrayed in mainstream media as heroes rather than as people who were living their lives like everyone else. A busy licensed mental health counselor, Miller made time to start a show on Shrewsbury Media Connection’s Public Access Channel 28 that would project people with disabilities in a more even light, raise awareness about resources, and teach people how to be “disability sensitive.” She’s been hosting the program, “Miller Chat Show,” that airs five times weekly, ever since.
March 27th, 2014
Westborough – The public is invited to come and enjoy the Seventh Annual Westborough Interfaith Community Concert this Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 West Main St. The concert will feature selections sung by the church’s different choirs as well as various other groups from Westborough [...]
March 26th, 2014
Shrewsbury – An Ocean State Job Lot tractor-trailer brought 40,000 pounds of donations to the Worcester County Food Bank on Route 9 in Shrewsbury March 25.
“It’s Christmas in March,” food bank Executive Director Jean McMurray said.
“It translates into just over 17,000 meals. For us to get this kind of support, we would have to get it from multiple sources,” she said.
March 24th, 2014
Region – The Metrowest Alzheimer’s Partnership will present “Memory Loss is a Family Affair” Saturday, April 5, at the Callahan Senior Center, 535 Union Ave., Framingham. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with light refreshments. The program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. The speaker is Dr. John Zeisel, president and co-founder of the Hearthstone Alzheimer’s [...]
March 13th, 2014
Northborough – On Feb. 14, the law firm of Mirick O’Connell held a $5 Jeans Day fundraiser in support of the Northborough Free Library’s pajamas drive. Employees could wear jeans to work that day if they made a donation. The library was participating in a statewide collection of new pajamas for children during the month [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
February 27th, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Fire Department recently presented its Student Awareness and Fire Education, or S.A.F.E., program to displaced families that are now residing at the Days Inn. The program gave Captain Sean T. Lawlor and other fire department personnel a chance to speak with the tenants about fire safety in the confines of the hotel.
Lawlor began the program for the adults by talking about emergency exit plans. He encouraged them to make sure they know what to do if a fire were to occur and suggested that they practice an exit plan with their children in a calm manner so they will know how to react.
February 26th, 2014
Marlborough – While sitting by the fireplace in the central living room at Christopher Heights or in the privacy of their own apartments, residents of the assisted living community are helping to ease the pain of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings by knitting and crocheting “Blankies for Boston.”
“It is their way of providing warmth to first responders, victims and their families,” said Patty Blodgett, activities director.