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Interfaith walkers continue to fight hunger near and far

December 6th, 2016

Westborough – You are probably already aware of the positive impact walking can have on your health. Among other things, it can lower your blood pressure, lower your anxiety, increase your energy and help you to maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that by taking a walk, you could improve the health of others as well?

Annual toy drive to benefit local families

December 1st, 2016

Volunteers hold donated toys to be distributed to needy children. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The 12th annual Holiday Toy Collection benefiting needy families served by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services and the Worcester County Department of Children & Families, will accept new, non-violent toys through Friday, Dec. 9. Toys may be dropped off at the following Shrewsbury locations: Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St.; Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave.; […]

Habitat for Humanity launches project in Northborough

November 30th, 2016

(l to r) Tim Firment, Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester executive director; Rev. Valerie Schmidt, Trinity Church Pastor; Rick Leif, Northborough Planning Board chair; Bill Pantazis, Northborough Board of Selectman chair; and John Coderre, Northborough town administrator. Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Northborough – Behind the historic facades of 33-35 and 37-39 Main St. in Northborough, four families will each begin a new chapter of their lives. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter (HFH MWGW) will convert these properties, located next to the Trinity Church, into four affordable, owner-occupied condos: a five-bedroom, three-bedroom, and two two-bedroom units.

Toy drive to benefit United Way of Tri-County

November 22nd, 2016

Marlborough – Jersey Mike’s Subs, located at 44 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, is hosting a toy drive to benefit the United Way of Tri-County. Through Tuesday, Dec. 6, donate a new, unwrapped toy and Jersey Mike’s will thank you with a free regular sub. Last year, the United Way of Tri-County helped provide […]

Stop & Shop ‘Turkey Express’ donates to food bank

November 16th, 2016

Officials from the Worcester County Food Bank and Stop & Shop admire turkeys donated to the food bank.

Region – The Stop & Shop “Turkey Express” truck pulled up to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury Nov. 4. to deliver 1,000 turkeys.

Children hold trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude’s

November 11th, 2016

Ava M., 4, from Worcester, raised over $800 for St. Jude’s.
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Shrewsbury – The students of God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury recently held their annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Trike-A-Thon to raise awareness and funds for children and families affected by childhood cancer. The students collected donations and then rode their trikes at school. The entire school raised $2,550. Each […]

Westborough Library named recipient of ‘Hannaford Helps’ program

November 10th, 2016

Westborough – Friends of the Westborough Public Library (FOWPL), a nonprofit committed to support the public library, has been selected as a beneficiary of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program for the month of November. The program was developed in order to further support Hannaford’s values by making it easy for customers to contribute to their local community […]

AFC Urgent Care to offer free flu shots for veterans

November 3rd, 2016

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Region – On Veterans’ Day, Friday Nov. 11, AFC Urgent Care’s Marlborough and Natick centers will be offering free flu shots to all veterans as a way to thank them for their service. No appointment is necessary but those participating should bring proof of their service such as a military ID. The centers will be […]

Country Western Night to benefit cancer walk Nov. 12

November 3rd, 2016

Four-time cancer survivor Vikki Crowley (standing, left) and Team Vikki ride on a float that won the Grand Marshal’s Trophy in the 2016 Marlborough Labor Day parade.
File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – A Country Western Night fundraising event will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. at SAC Park, (Scandinavian Athletic Club), 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury. The event is being organized by Vikki Crowley, a four-time cancer from Marlborough. Proceeds will benefit the 15th Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk, a three-day 60-mile […]

Modern Dentistry to offer free dental clinic for veterans

November 1st, 2016

Dr. YiChen (Jenn) Wei and Dr. Mehdi Karimipour, with their daughter

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Shrewsbury – As a way to thank local veterans, Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury is proud to announce that it will be hosting a free Dental Day for veterans on Saturday, Nov. 12.

The clinic will be overseen by Dr. Mehdi Karimipour (known as Dr. Mehdi) and his wife, Dr. YiChen (Jenn) Wei, who both joined Modern Dentistry and Dr. Todd Pizzi this past summer. Both doctors have extensive experience and years of dental specialty training. In addition, Dr. Mehdi has trained at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., which has given him an intimate perspective on the needs of those who have served in the military.

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