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.
November 25th, 2015
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.
November 24th, 2015
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.
November 24th, 2015
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.
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.
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.
October 30th, 2015
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
October 13th, 2015
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.
October 12th, 2015
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.
September 1st, 2015
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.