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Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors

August 26th, 2016

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Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart.

Last year he hosted a lemonade stand near his home on Barbara Jean Street, raising $1,500 for Grafton Police Sgt. Michael Mazzola who was battling lymphoma.

The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

August 24th, 2016

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Southborough – Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in human services and psychology in 2015 and currently works at McLean Hospital as a clinical educator. Now, she’s organizing a seminar for a nonprofit organization she and her younger sister, Jamie, created called The Bea(you)tiful Project, featuring empowering speakers.

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

August 16th, 2016

State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

United Way of Tri-County Tools for School backpack drive under way

August 8th, 2016

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Region – Close to 700 families with school-age children in the Metrowest/I-495 area will receive backpacks filled with school supplies through the United Way of Tri-County’s Tools for School program.

For 22 years, the United Way of Tri-County has been bringing together local businesses, faith organizations, and individuals to hold supply drives and sponsor children with a backpack and school supplies for their first day back to school.

Loyal supporters outshine rainy start of motorcycle ride

August 8th, 2016

Motorcyclists begin the seventh annual Shawna Jean Larassa Memorial Motorcycle Ride during a sudden downpour.

Marlborough – Nearly 300 motorcyclists and passengers endured sudden downpours Aug. 6 as they started the seventh annual Shawna Jean Larassa (SJL) Memorial Motorcycle Ride. The 50-plus mile ride through 10 communities began and ended at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129. There, others joined them for a day of family fun with new attractions.

Second 5K walk to remember Maureen Chiasson Young

August 5th, 2016

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Hudson – It has been an emotional and yet productive two years for family, friends and business colleagues of Maureen Chiasson Young of Hudson, who passed away unexpectedly in June 2014 at age 49. She’s remembered by many as a Marlborough-based real estate broker with a knack for networking and a passion for community service.

Fishing With Warriors seeks support for golf fundraiser

July 26th, 2016

The group hosted its first trip last year in Costa Rica.
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Westborough – After the stresses, physical, mental and emotional, of being deployed, veterans face a myriad of challenges when they finally come home. One organization, Fishing for Warriors, hopes to help those brave men and women find a little bit of joy and happiness by offering them a chance to experience a high level sporting event or activity, at no cost to them.

State Rep. Hannah Kane announces second annual charity golf tournament

July 5th, 2016

Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Hannah Kane announced her second annual Charity Classic golf tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at The Haven Country Club in Boylston.

Kane, Tournament Director Beth Casavant and the Host Committee are welcoming back returning sponsors as well as new sponsors who share Representative Kane’s strong commitment to service and giving back to the community.

Spinners to raise money for Clardy children

June 29th, 2016

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Region – A special night to honor the late Trooper Thomas Clardy and raise money for the Clardy Children’s Fund will be held by the Lowell Spinners Sunday, July 17.

Clardy, a resident of Hudson, was killed in the line of duty March 16 while conducting a routine traffic stop on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton.

Motorcyclists to ‘roar for a cure’ of rare disease

June 22nd, 2016

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Marlborough – Kim Driscoll of Marlborough founded ELYSESTRONG as a legacy to her daughter Elyse, as well as to raise awareness and funds for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). ELYSESTRONG will host the second annual Roar for a Cure motorcycle ride Saturday, July 23, beginning and ending at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129, 67 Fitchburg St. Others can join the motorcyclists afterward for lunch and family-friendly activities.

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