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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.

‘Tourna-Mint’ to benefit Grafton girl

June 17th, 2016

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Grafton – Ever since five-year-old Sophia Sugarman tragically lost her mother in April, the Grafton Police Department has actively participated in raising funds for the little girl.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of the department are inviting others to join them in the 5th Annual KMS Golf Tourna-mint, to be held at Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton. Proceeds will benefit a fund set up for Sophia.

Ten ways to volunteer for the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton

June 15th, 2016

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Grafton – You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its North Grafton location. Last year, thanks to the work of nearly 11,000 volunteers, the CHP grew and distributed almost 260,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. That translated to approximately 1.2 million servings of produce.

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