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February 21st, 2014
To the Editor: I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to everyone that contributed to the great success of the first annual Matt Bruce Ice Fishing Derby held Feb. 15 at Lake Chauncy in Westborough. This event was nothing short of spectacular and it was an uplifting experience for everyone that participated. Even [...]
February 5th, 2014
Westborough – Tom Smith grew up in Westborough with his brothers Paul and John and his sisters Mary (Cullen), Marguerite (Kerr), Sharrie (Grady) and Jean. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, taught at the US Naval Academy (retiring as a commander) and then retired as the director of information technologies at the Mass Educational Financing Authority (MEFA). Tom was diagnosed with primary progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2006, a battle he lost in 2011. He is survived by his wife, Kathy, his daughters Heather, Heidi and Meagan, their spouses and his granddaughters.
February 4th, 2014
Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation has awarded the Horace Mann Education Associates, Inc. (HMEA) a $4,870 grant to improve the quality of life for residents of a group home for autistic adults in Northborough. “Helping individuals live full and respected lives right in our own community is a great way for us to [...]
January 25th, 2014
Marlborough – If you are looking for a fun night out and want to relive some of those special times from the ‘80s, then you should consider attending the “The Best Prom You Never Had.” The event, sponsored by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC), will be held Saturday, Feb. 8 at Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St. (behind City Hall).
January 25th, 2014
Shrewsbury – Kristen Ward was happy to begin working as a secretary at Sherwood Middle School (SMS) in September 2011 because the hours fit perfectly around her sons’ sports schedules. Two weeks later, her husband, Art, suffered a stroke. Now, Kristen is grateful for her co-workers as an important part of her family’s support system.
On Friday, February 7, from 6 to 9 p.m., SMS will host “A Heart for Art” to raise funds for a hydrotherapy pool for Art. Several months of aquatic therapy showed hopeful progress toward his goal of walking again. However, the facility with the pool has closed and their insurance no longer covers aquatic therapy.
January 21st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Soon after starting as executive director of Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) last June, Terry Cassidy met with community leaders and heard the same comment repeatedly.
“I kept hearing how surprised they were that so many people don’t know what SYFS does,” she said.
She learned that residents are familiar with their modest building and its “SYFS” sign at 240 Maple Avenue, but unaware it’s the hub of activity beyond that address.
January 20th, 2014
Northborough – Although he is only 26 years old, Northborough resident Matt Bruce is facing the challenge of a lifetime – a diagnosis of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
In spite of that, his friends note that he has a “never give up” attitude.
January 15th, 2014
By Nance Ebert, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Twenty years ago, a friendship was formed among three families from Shrewsbury. The Hallys Clearys and Magners family shared endless playdates when their children were younger. Kim Hally, Kate Cleary, and Pat Magner have also shared a sisterly bond and, although they all do not remain in the [...]
January 8th, 2014
Westborough – There is now a collection box for the Westborough Food Pantry just outside the Youth and Family Services Office (room 21), second floor of the Forbes Municipal Building, 45 West Main St. (above the police station). For more information, call 508-366-3090, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.town.westborough.ma.us/YFS.
December 26th, 2013
Marlborough – Volunteering really does make a difference. For Dru Lindgren, her involvement with Friends of Families in Transition has not only helped homeless families who are temporarily housed in hotels, but has helped to enrich her life and that of her family. She has recently become the Marlborough coordinator for the organization.