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Westborough High School student spearheads food drive

December 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) freshman Abigail McLucas, 14, has a heart for honoring and helping people. On Sept. 11, as part of her involvement with Project 351 – a statewide youth service organization – she organized a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In keeping with her desire to serve community, McLucas has organized a food drive for the Westborough Food Pantry.

Friends of Marlborough Seniors present the Giving Tree

November 25th, 2015

Donors and guests attend the installation of the Giving Tree at the Marlborough Senior Center Nov. 17.
Photo/Nance Ebert

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Seniors held a special viewing of the newly installed “Giving Tree” at the Marlborough Senior Center Nov. 17 to thank those who helped support it. Mayor Arthur Vigeant was one of the 14 major sponsors who attended the event.

Be a Santa to a Senior Program begins Nov. 30

November 24th, 2015

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Northborough – Pick up a tag and make a senior citizen’s holiday a little bit brighter. Northborough based Home Instead Senior Care is once again teaming up with Central One Federal Credit Union for its Be a Santa to a Senior program. The community is invited to participate to make it a success.

Local business, nonprofit team up to help neighbors affected by breast cancer

November 24th, 2015

Sue and Roger McCarthy, owners of McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, stand with Linda Halloran (center) on the day they presented a $2,000 check in support of the nonprofit organization Halloran co-founded, The Breast Friends Connection.
Photo/Lori Berkey

Shrewsbury – Each year, Roger and Sue McCarthy donate to a selected charity on behalf of the business they own, McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, Inc. Long-time supporters of breast cancer aid organizations, the couple had personal reasons this year for wanting to find an organization that helps local people affected by the disease. Sue’s research turned up the Breast Friends Connection, which offers a monthly support group in Shrewsbury as well as other assistance. After learning details about what the group provides, the McCarthys wrote them a check for $2,000 to support the organization.

‘Bundle up the Blackstone Valley’ coat drive to be held in region

November 19th, 2015

Region – State Representative David K. Muradian Jr., R-Grafton, invites all to participate in “Bundle up the Blackstone Valley,” a coat drive to benefit families and children in need within the Blackstone Valley.

Eighth annual Turkey Trot to benefit Northborough Food Pantry

November 13th, 2015

Northborough –In 2008, Northborough residents Rita Matraia and Maggie Kosovsky organized a small get-together Thanksgiving morning as a way to get some exercise and enjoy some camaraderie with their friends. The women also decided to ask those participating to bring some goods for the Northborough Food Pantry. Thirty of their friends showed up that morning to run a 5k course that started and ended in Matraia’s Colby Street neighborhood. It was so much fun for all it became an annual event, growing in numbers each year.

Spreading Halloween happiness

October 30th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – (l to r) Jocelyn Baumann and Sophia Bucciarelli, both of Worcester, and Catherine and Cameron Samara of Shrewsbury, deliver Halloween treats Oct. 29 to seniors in a local neighborhood.   Photo/Gina Hamilton

Team Vikki plans new benefit for breast cancer walk

October 13th, 2015

Four-time cancer survivor Vikki Crowley (far left) and Team Vikki promote the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk while riding on a float in this year’s Marlborough Labor Day Parade.

Marlborough – Vikki Crowley of Marlborough and her Team Vikki (formerly the Sunflower Girls) continue fundraising year-round as they prepare to participate in the 14th annual Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk, a three-day, 60-miler. Walk proceeds go to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Breast Cancer in Boston and the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard.

Residents celebrate completion of $2 million renovation

October 12th, 2015

Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; Edward Clancy, president, Marlborough City Council; State Sen. Jamie Eldridge; Alice Bonner, state secretary, Mass. Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Mayor Arthur Vigeant; Douglas Bushman, director, Marlborough Community Development Authority; Paul Sliney, member, Bolton Street Committee; and David Morticelli, member, Community Development Authority Board of Directors.
Photo/courtesy Kevin Maccioli, Middlesex Sheriff’s Office

Marlborough – Residents of the 397 Bolton St. apartment complex were joined by local and state officials Oct. 8 to celebrate the completion of a $2 million renovation at the site.

Northborough couple donates to town’s first responders

September 1st, 2015

(front, l to r) - Fire Chief Richard Harris, Erla and Kevin Mallett, Police Chief Mark Leahy

(back l to r) - FF/EMT Steve Brosque, Captain Dan Brillhart, FF/EMT Todd Yellick, FF/EMT Mike Gaudette 

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northborough – Thanks to the generosity of a local couple, Northborough’s first responders now have a few more valuable resources to aid them on the job.

On Aug. 28, Kevin Mallett and his wife, Erla, met with Police Chief Mark Leahy and interim Fire Chief Richard Harris at the Northborough Fire Station to present them with checks for their respective departments.

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