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March 15th, 2016
Northborough – Lisa (Gentilotti) Kaplan, a 12-year veteran Spanish teacher at Robert E. Melican Middle School and lifelong resident of the area, passed away Nov. 23, after a six-week battle with a rare and aggressive type of mesothelioma. She was a graduate of Westborough High School and Assumption College, and had lived in Grafton. A 5K race is being planned for Saturday, May 14, to celebrate her memory.
March 15th, 2016
Region – Personal reasons compel Dolores Edgren of Southborough to support the Adult Congenital Heart Association and Children’s Heart Foundation, which are the benefiting charities of the Congenial Heart Walk – Boston. Her daughter, Kim Edgren now of North Grafton, is a congenital heart defect (CHD) survivor and chair of the walk since its inception in 2012.
March 11th, 2016
Marlborough – This spring, Bernadette LaFollette should have been excited about graduating soon from Marlborough High School and looking forward to the next stage of life.
But sadly, the young woman who many called “friend” will not get that chance. Bernadette passed away in 2013 after a lifetime of illness due to a heart defect she had since birth.
March 10th, 2016
Westborough – Female business leaders from the region gathered at PENTA Communications, Inc. March 8 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The morning’s keynote speaker was Bonnie Biocchi, director of development of the Habitat for Humanity – Metrowest Greater Worcester. Inc. (HFH MWGW) who spoke on the initiative, Women Build 2016.
March 8th, 2016
Shrewsbury –The Shrewsbury Stop & Shop, located at 539 Boston Turnpike, presented a donation of $4,116 to the St. Anne’s Human Services food pantry March 1.
Elaine LeBlanc, the organization’s director, and Jo Ann Keegan, the food pantry manager, accepted the check from management and employees of the store.
March 7th, 2016
Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and the Rotary Club of Westborough are organizing the first Repair Café at the Westborough Library, 55 W. Main St., Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Knowledgeable volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge, except for needed parts. Small appliances, vacuum cleaners, lamps, computers, clothes, bikes, toys, outdoor power equipment, and anything that is broken is welcome and can most likely be repaired. Knives, scissors, and garden tools can also be sharpened.
March 7th, 2016
Marlborough – The Friends of Marlborough Seniors is hosting a fundraising event during the month of March. The 2016 No Show Gala, commemorating the one year anniversary of the ribbon cutting for the new Senior Center, allows people to support the Friends without having to attend an event.
March 1st, 2016
Region – Mike Matros is a Marlborough resident, member of the Sudbury Fire Department and an avid hockey player. He is also a runner who this year will be participating in the Boston Marathon to raise funds for a cause close to his heart – the Last Call Foundation which supports firefighter safety.
February 22nd, 2016
The continuing support of businesses and residents in the community contributed once again to the success of the annual Evening of Giving held in early December at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. Committee members of the event that raises funds for Roland’s House, the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter, gathered at the Wayside Inn Feb. 13 to finalize results. Chair Bob Kays presented a check for $38,000 to Susan Gentili, director of the Continuum of Care and Services for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), supervisors of the Mechanic Street, Marlborough, operation.
February 17th, 2016
Northborough – Take three enthusiastic eighth-grade students with the idea of a community service project and the result is a successful project that brought awareness to homelessness in
Northborough and a smile for recipients on Valentine’s Day.