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Girl Scout mission inspires to help defray medical costs

January 12th, 2017


Marlborough – The Girl Scout motto, “Be prepared,” is explained in the organization’s 1947 handbook: “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency.”

Shrewsbury mom creates organization to promote worldwide autism acceptance

January 7th, 2017

Jagger holding the first book in the “Jagger’s World of Autism” series.

Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury mom Stacey Levine Lavely witnessed her son’s touching performance of “Let It Go” in a local talent show in April, she was hit with inspiration.

GLC students donate to Toys for Tots

January 4th, 2017


Shrewsbury – Students from God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten and the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) recently participated in the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive for the 25th year. The families and students generously donated over 600 new, unwrapped toys for children in need. During the month of December GLC makes a commitment […]

SpencerBANK employees collaborate for Spencer Toys for Kids donation

January 4th, 2017

Jennifer Anderson, assistant vice president/mortgage loan officer (l) and Lynne Esposito, vice president/senior mortgage loan officer, both of SpencerBANK, pose with donations recently made at the bank’s main office drop-off location.

Spencer – SpencerBANK employees worked together this holiday season by donating toys to support the Spencer Toys for Kids campaign. Collectively, staff members made this special time of year more memorable for 24 children. The bank also serves as a drop-off location for the program each year. “We are incredibly proud that our employees put […]

Anti-prejudice youth group announces 2017 program

December 30th, 2016

Gathered together to plan for 2017 are members, advisors and facilitators of the S.T.O.P. program: (l to r, back row) Sherin Asker, Lydia Begag, Pamela Fanjoy, Sabina Terrades, Elizabeth Hylton, Layla Nayfeh, Tasneen Mohammed; (front row) Veronique Orcel, Badiaa Begag, Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Students Together Opposing Prejudice – S.T.O.P. – has announced plans for its seven-week middle school program next February and March. Described as an anti-prejudice youth education and leadership initiative, the sessions address all forms of discrimination.

PENTA raises over 300 toys for local children

December 27th, 2016

A thermometer in front of the PENTA building illustrates that the company met its goal in toy donations. 

Westborough – For the third consecutive year, PENTA Communications, Inc., an integrated marketing firm located at 208 Turnpike Road in Westborough, was one of the most successful drop-off locations in Central Massachusetts for the Toys for Tots organization, raising over 300 toys for local children in need. The marketing firm encouraged community members to drop […]

Sunlovers Tanning offers free tan in exchange for clothing drive donation

December 27th, 2016

  Marlborough – Sunlovers Tanning, 530 Boston Post Road, Marlborough will be hosting through Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 a clothing drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. The store is collecting clean and gently used clothing for all seasons and sizing including baby, kids, and adults.  Anyone who participates in the drive will receive a […]

Littles and Bigs celebrate a special bond

December 16th, 2016

Jeffrey Swanberg with his Little, Sean

Westborough – The holidays got off to an early start as over 100 children and adults gathered at the Westborough High School Dec. 10 to enjoy the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBSCM) program’s Christmas party.

Nearly 50 kids – “the Littles” – along with their adult mentors – the “Bigs” – attended the event. Approximately 25 kids who are not yet matched up were also invited to attend, along with an equal number of adults who agreed to be a match for the day so that each child would feel comfortable and welcomed.

Uno’s to host fundraiser for Home Away Boston

December 16th, 2016


Westborough – A make-your-own-sundae fundraiser for Home Away Boston will be held Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 255 Turnpike Road, Westborough. Uno will donate up to 20 percent of diners’ checks to the charity, a non-profit that provides housing for families who bring a child to Mass. […]

Hudson police and Assabet JROTC collect Toys for Tots

December 13th, 2016

Collecting donations to the Toys for Tots campaign at Walmart are (front, l to r) Officer Joe Kerrigan, his son Patrick, Officer Wendy LaFlamme and Sgt. Tim Boudreau, with cadets of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – A warm holiday gesture once again took place on a chilly weekend Dec. 10 and 11 at Walmart in Hudson. Representatives of the Hudson Police Department received help collecting donations to its annual Toys for Tots campaign.

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