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With new book, Westborough girl continues quest to promote disability awareness

October 18th, 2016

Eva (l) and Melissa Shang

Westborough – Like many girls her age, 13-year-old Melissa Shang, an eighth grade student at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, has a busy life. Her days are filled with school work, creating stop-motion films, singing in her school choir, and enjoying time with her family and friends. She is also, she admits, “sassy” a lot of the time. But there is also another side to this young girl – she is a passionate advocate for those with disabilities.

Growth allows Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to host new 5k

October 12th, 2016


Hudson – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition capped off a summer of rapid growth Oct. 1 by hosting its inaugural Substance Abuse Awareness 5k at the Morgan Bowl.

Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation announces two new board members

October 4th, 2016


Westborough – Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation has announced the addition of a marketing firm executive and a nonprofit attorney to its board of directors. Joining the board is Peter Drakulich, CEO of DrivingUpSales, and Justin Silverman, a Westborough-based attorney who is also executive director of a regional nonprofit organization. In addition to Drakulich and Silverman, […]

Commerce Bank launches food drive for Worcester County Food Bank

October 4th, 2016

Region – Commerce Bank has announced that its 13 offices throughout Central Massachusetts are collecting donated food items for the Worcester County Food Bank, to help it feed hungry people living in 60 cities and towns in the region. “The Worcester County Food Bank provides critical services to those in need in our community,” said […]

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital honors Hospital Auxiliary for years of service

September 27th, 2016

Members of the UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital Auxiliary

Marlborough – On Sept. 14, UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital hosted a reception honoring and thanking the members of the Hospital Auxiliary for their dedication and commitment to the hospital. After several months of thoughtful and lengthy discussions, a decision was recently made by the Auxiliary Board to disband and establish a new direction for the auxiliary. […]

Friends of the Poor Walk/Run to be held in Sudbury

September 20th, 2016

Region – The St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) Society Conference of Immaculate Conception Church, Marlborough, in partnership with the SVdP Conference of St. Anselm Church, Sudbury, is participating in the Friends of the Poor Walk/Run Sunday, Sept. 25. The event begins at St. Anselm Church, 100 Landham Road, Sudbury, with registration at 10 a.m. The […]

‘Mike’s Green Lanterns’ to honor memory of local reporter

September 17th, 2016

Mike Gelbwasser

Region – Michael Gelbwasser was an accomplished freelance journalist who covered numerous stories in the region, first with local online media sites and then, for two years, the Community Advocate. He was also an enthusiastic comic book fan who in particular loved the “Green Lantern.” During the last year of his life, he fought the […]

Local young musicians take the stage to benefit pediatric cancer research

September 17th, 2016

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Region – On Friday, Sept. 30, Carlie and Bella Gonzalez, The Drove, Playing With Fire and Defret will take the stage to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation. The inspiration for the benefit concert comes from Ty Louis Campbell, affectionately known as SuperTy, because, like all children who […]

Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

September 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in honor of two local girls who have battled cancer. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. at the church’s 57 West Main St., Westborough location. Corinne Sciarappa of Westborough was diagnosed with […]

Local cultural councils seek grant proposals

September 13th, 2016

Region – Local cultural councils have announced they are inviting organizations, schools and individuals to apply for funds supporting a range of cultural activities that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

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