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June 25th, 2014
Northborough – It was a big, two-day project, with sweaty, dirt-covered men and women tramping through her yard and home, but Northborough resident and Hope in Bloom Garden recipient, Kathleen Howland, couldn’t have been happier.
Howland, who has been in treatment for breast cancer, had been on the waiting list at Hope in Bloom for about a year. The nonprofit organization plants indoor and outdoor gardens free of charge at the homes of breast cancer patients living in Massachusetts.
June 23rd, 2014
Marlborough – As students begin enjoying their summer break, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has started preparing its annual Tools for Schools program. For over 15 years, the program has provided children with backpacks full of grade-appropriate supplies for their return to school. Last year, UWTC partnered with 28 companies and 17 community agencies to distribute 738 backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12, 370 of which were in Marlborough.
June 1st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Nearly 2,000 U.S. flags were planted over the Memorial Day weekend near the Heberts Candy Mansion on Route 20 as part of the annual initiative, “Flags for our Fallen,” organized by the Worcester-based organization, Valiant Veterans.
May 23rd, 2014
Grafton – A “Tasting Nite” fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis’s (MS) Greater New England Chapter will be held at 25 on the Common, the Grafton Inn’s restaurant, Saturday, May 31, from 7-9 p.m. The event will be hosted by the inn’s owners John and Laurie Pardee and their son, Adam. It is inspired, John said, by his brother Michael, who has had MS for many years.
May 18th, 2014
Hudson/Marlborough – Darren McLaughlin, the general manager of the Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, will be “roasted” at the Employment Options, Inc. Annual Celebrity Roast Wednesday, May 21. The event will be held at the Riverview Banquet Facility, 13 Port St., Hudson. Dave Seymour of A&E’s “Flipping Boston” will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A [...]
May 12th, 2014
Northborough – Friends of Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization that helps displaced families in Northborough, Westborough and Marlborough, will hold a fundraising event Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. Local Christian rock and praise bands will be performing a “God Rocks” concert with all proceeds going to help families. A $5 contribution is requested for adults and children age 12 and older.
April 23rd, 2014
Marlborough – Geralyn Shultz, the children’s librarian at the Marlborough Public Library, welcomed a roomful of new and expecting parents to the first Community Baby Shower, held April 12 in the Bigelow Auditorium.
April 21st, 2014
Upton – Several young musicians will be performing a special benefit concert, “Rockin for SuperTy” to raise monies for pediatric oncology research Friday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Nipmuc Regional High School. The show will be under the guidance of Upton music teacher, Bob Nicoll, and will feature two local youth rock bands, “Eclipse” [...]
April 9th, 2014
Spencer – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness. “StandUp For Kids is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and plays an important role in the Worcester community. We are pleased to assist this organization and increase awareness of their mission,” said [...]
April 7th, 2014
Shrewsbury- Fifteen years ago, Robbin Miller was fed up with the way people with disabilities were portrayed in mainstream media as heroes rather than as people who were living their lives like everyone else. A busy licensed mental health counselor, Miller made time to start a show on Shrewsbury Media Connection’s Public Access Channel 28 that would project people with disabilities in a more even light, raise awareness about resources, and teach people how to be “disability sensitive.” She’s been hosting the program, “Miller Chat Show,” that airs five times weekly, ever since.