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Shrewsbury – Each day, 5,020 Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Now, Rosanne Ryder and Christine Emmi, Shrewsbury-based certified health coaches, are working to bring a message of hope and reversal to those living with high blood sugar and its accompanying health problems. Ryder and Emmi have [...]
To the Editor: I am a 94-year-old woman. I had concluded checking out groceries at our local neighborhood market, and putting the bags in my shopping cart. I turned to slide my credit card and saw the woman who was next in line, sliding her card into the machine. The cashier was telling her that [...]
Shrewsbury – Veterans Inc. is hosting its first Earth Day Event featuring electronic and appliance recycling together with a bike collection and community yard sale Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on their grounds at 59 South St., Shrewsbury. Mass Save will also be on hand to share tips on going green [...]
Northborough – On Saturday, March 30, members of the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club will create a “pinwheel” garden in front of Town Hall to promote National Child Abuse Prevention Month. “Pinwheels for Prevention” was launched by the group Prevent Child Abuse America to raise funds, through the sale of pinwheels, and to educate people about [...]
Worcester – The Eleventh Annual Worcester Stepping Out for a Cure for Scleroderma Walk will be held Sunday, May 5, rain or shine, from the Bancroft School in Worcester. Sign-in begins at 10 a.m. in the school’s gymnasium at 110 Shore Dr., with the 5K Walk around Indian Lake stepping off at 12 noon. Refreshments [...]
Shrewsbury – First-grade students from St. Mary’s Parish gave back to the community by creating Easter-themed bookmarks with senior citizens at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (SNRC) March 16. Shrewsbury High School students and sisters Erin, 14, and Meghan Kean, 17, also helped make crafts as part of the “Adopt a Grandparent” club.
The children and seniors decorated the felt bookmarks with pastel-colored doves, stars, and crosses. Trish Cook, their religious education teacher, explained why she picked Easter-themed bookmarks instead of St. Patrick’s Day crafts.
Region – The Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $100,000 to YMCA of Central Massachusetts, as part of its capital campaign. Presenting the check from left to right - Kathryn Zinng Hunter, president & CEO of YMCA of Central Massachusetts; Joseph MacDonough, director at Avidia Bank; Mark R. O’Connell, president & CEO of Avidia Bank; [...]
Northborough – The Northborough Moms and Tots are in the final days of their spring cookie tray fundraiser. For only $10 you will receive a beautiful pink box filled with two dozen assorted cookies and assorted spring themed desserts ready to be shared with your family and friends. Orders and payments must be received no [...]
Shrewsbury – Kids grow out of their clothes almost as fast as the clocks change back and forth to daylight savings time. For years parents have been passing down gently used clothing to siblings or friends or selling and buying at garage sales.
Northborough/Southborough – Under the direction of math teacher Eileen Palmer and guidance counselor Jason Lessard, Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Community Action Program (CAP) students have spent the last month holding technology seminars for seniors at both the Southborough Senior Center and the Northborough Senior Center. The tech-savvy teens have made great strides in closing any technology generation gaps, showing seniors easy ways to mute their phones, text, change ring tones, take pictures or download a book on a Kindle.