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‘Mike’s Green Lanterns’ to honor memory of local reporter

September 17th, 2016

Mike Gelbwasser

Region – Michael Gelbwasser was an accomplished freelance journalist who covered numerous stories in the region, first with local online media sites and then, for two years, the Community Advocate. He was also an enthusiastic comic book fan who in particular loved the “Green Lantern.” During the last year of his life, he fought the […]

Local young musicians take the stage to benefit pediatric cancer research

September 17th, 2016

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Region – On Friday, Sept. 30, Carlie and Bella Gonzalez, The Drove, Playing With Fire and Defret will take the stage to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation. The inspiration for the benefit concert comes from Ty Louis Campbell, affectionately known as SuperTy, because, like all children who […]

Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

September 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in honor of two local girls who have battled cancer. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. at the church’s 57 West Main St., Westborough location. Corinne Sciarappa of Westborough was diagnosed with […]

Local cultural councils seek grant proposals

September 13th, 2016

Region – Local cultural councils have announced they are inviting organizations, schools and individuals to apply for funds supporting a range of cultural activities that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

St. Mary Family Festival kicks off Sept. 10

September 7th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The 2016 St. Mary Family Festival will kick off Saturday, Sept. 10, with the 5K Road Race beginning at 8:30 a.m. with registration. This is followed by the Pancake Breakfast Sunday, Sept. 11, with special guest appearances by your favorite Disney characters. Breakfast will be served from 8 – 11a.m. in the Parish […]

CARFIT program for seniors to be held in Westborough

September 6th, 2016

Region – Home Instead Senior Care of Northborough and Natick is sponsoring a CARFIT program for area seniors in conjunction with the Westborough Council on Aging. Trained technicians will be assessing senior drivers for their “fit” in their own vehicle.  Drivers will learn if they are positioned correctly, if the vehicle equipment is in the […]

Christopher Heights’ seniors donate coloring kits to pediatric patients

September 6th, 2016

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Marlborough – The residents at Christopher Heights of Marlborough Assisted Living love to give back to their community, especially when it involves helping children, and their most recent volunteer project helped them do just that. Christopher Heights Activities Director Patty Blodgett reached out to Katie Friend, community outreach coordinator at the UMass Office of Advancement […]

Grafton youth boosts wounded warriors

August 26th, 2016

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Grafton – He may be only 7 years old, but Tyler Hardiman has a very big heart.

Last year he hosted a lemonade stand near his home on Barbara Jean Street, raising $1,500 for Grafton Police Sgt. Michael Mazzola who was battling lymphoma.

The Bea(you)tiful Project sponsors an Evening of Empowerment

August 24th, 2016

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Southborough – Dayna Altman, a 2010 Algonquin Regional High School graduate, is in a very good place. She graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in human services and psychology in 2015 and currently works at McLean Hospital as a clinical educator. Now, she’s organizing a seminar for a nonprofit organization she and her younger sister, Jamie, created called The Bea(you)tiful Project, featuring empowering speakers.

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

August 16th, 2016

State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

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