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Community supports Sofia Sugarman Fund

May 15th, 2016

Pete Towler performs at the “Singing for Sofia” fundraiser.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Grafton – On April 13, 5-year-old Sofia Sugarman of Grafton tragically lost her mother, Kelly, leaving the young girl essentially without her parents. Soon after, the Grafton Police Association established the Sofia Sugarman Fund and pledged the first $1,000. Another opportunity to help Sophia was organized by the Grafton Police Department in conjunction with Homefield Credit Union; state Rep. David Muradian Jr., R-Grafton; Dave Rivers and Jay Hunter.

‘Rock and Walk for Babies’ to be held in Northborough

May 12th, 2016

Massachusetts chapter leader of the TEARS Foundation, Kelly Trefry
Photo/submitted

Northborough – It’s hard to believe, but one in four women experience miscarriage or infant loss, according to the TEARS Foundation, which provides assistance and support for bereaved families. The group is sponsoring its first fundraiser, Rock and Walk for Babies, Sunday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., in Northborough.

Local choral concert to benefit displaced families

May 9th, 2016

AVM poster-rs

Shrewsbury – Assabet Valley Mastersingers will present two compositions new to this area in a concert titled “Songs of Hope and Consolation” Saturday, May 14, at 8 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 640 Main St., Shrewsbury.

Artistic Director Robert Eaton will lead the chorus and chamber orchestra in a program featuring “Requiem for the Living” by Dan Forrest, described as “a fresh and inspiring perspective on life, love, loss, and renewal.”

Rotary Club to Host ‘A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival’ May 15

May 3rd, 2016

SH Rotary club event-rs

Shrewsbury – The Rotary Club of Shrewsbury has announced that it will host “A Taste of Shrewsbury: Food and Brew Festival” May 12, to showcase area restaurants, food vendors, and craft breweries from around the area. The family-friendly event will feature samplings from Shrewsbury and the surrounding area’s leading establishments, and celebrate a growing local food scene.

Fundraiser to honor memory of Marlborough girl

May 3rd, 2016

M Bernadette fundraiser-cr

Marlborough – The LaFollette family and Dollars for Scholars – CSF of Marlborough are pleased to announce that on Saturday, May 21, a benefit will be held to raise funds for The Bernadette LaFollette Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Teamsters’ grant to ‘Fist Bump Kid’ benefits the Mark Fidrych Foundation

April 30th, 2016

(back, l to r) - Teamsters Local 25 Secretary-Treasurer Tom Mari, President Sean O'Brien, Ann Fidrych, Christine Fitzgerald, Local 25 Special Events Director Trish DiSilva, Bill Fitzgerald; (front) Liam Fitzgerald and Jessica Fidrych
Photo/Melissa Hurley

Northborough – Boston’s Teamsters Local 25 awarded a $10,000 grant to Northborough’s famous “Fist Bump Kid” Liam Fitzgerald during its Autism Awards Reception held April 28 at the Strega Waterfront in Boston. The grant will be donated to Liam’s charity of choice– the Mark Fidrych Foundation.

Marlborough friends organize drive for chemotherapy patients

April 18th, 2016

Bridgit Masciarelli, independent director of Thirty-One, with Heather Gould, independent consultant for Thirty-One, with a bag filled with items to help keep those going through chemotherapy more comfortable 
Photo/Nance Ebert

Marlborough – Bridgit Masciarelli and Heather Gould are friends on a mission to help make a difference in people’s lives and they do so through their involvement in a company they are passionate about – Thirty-One, a direct sales company.

Police create support fund for 5-year-old Grafton girl

April 15th, 2016

Sofia Sugarman. photo submitted

Grafton – The Grafton Police Association has established a support fund for 5-year-old Sofia Sugarman (Connors) whose family recently suffered a tragic event. Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation to this fund can do so by dropping donations off at the Grafton Police Headquarters, 28 Providence Road. Please make all checks payable to the Grafton Police Association and indicate in the note section “Sofia Sugarman Fund.” The Grafton Police Association has pledged the first $1,000 to this effort.

Preparing for 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism

April 13th, 2016

Liam Clinton, 14, and his mother, Simone, at a past 5K Walk/Run for Autism 

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC) in Southborough is preparing for its 10th annual 5K Walk/Run for Autism to be held Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., starting and finishing at the Margaret A. Neary Elementary School. To celebrate the fundraiser’s decade anniversary, NECC recently hosted an evening kickoff event at the P. Brent Trottier Middle School. There, Simone Clinton of Framingham shared success stories of her son Liam, an NECC student for 10 years.

Local teacher to run Boston Marathon for Project Hope

April 6th, 2016

Alison Cosgrove 
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Northborough/Grafton – People run for many reasons. People run when they are being chased. Children run while playing tag and other games. Many run for exercise and that euphoric “runner’s high” that we so often hear about. Marathon runners are in a class by themselves. They are extremely dedicated and train hard and run to be a part of something big.

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