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United Way of Tri-County prepares for ‘Tools for Schools’

June 23rd, 2014

Bianca de la Garza, former WCVB-TV news co-anchor (back, second from left), and Barbara LaGrenada, UWTC director of volunteerism (fifth from left), are joined by participants in last year’s Tools for Schools program at the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Photo/Molly McCarthy

Marlborough – As students begin enjoying their summer break, the United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has started preparing its annual Tools for Schools program. For over 15 years, the program has provided children with backpacks full of grade-appropriate supplies for their return to school. Last year, UWTC partnered with 28 companies and 17 community agencies to distribute 738 backpacks for students in kindergarten through grade 12, 370 of which were in Marlborough.

Honoring fallen veterans

June 1st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Nearly 2,000 U.S. flags were planted over the Memorial Day weekend near the Heberts Candy Mansion on Route 20 as part of the annual initiative, “Flags for our Fallen,” organized by the Worcester-based organization, Valiant Veterans.

Grafton Inn to host fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis organization

May 23rd, 2014

The Pardee family will be hosting an event May 31 to raise funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis’s (MS) Greater New England Chapter. 
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Grafton – A “Tasting Nite” fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis’s (MS) Greater New England Chapter will be held at 25 on the Common, the Grafton Inn’s restaurant, Saturday, May 31, from 7-9 p.m. The event will be hosted by the inn’s owners John and Laurie Pardee and their son, Adam. It is inspired, John said, by his brother Michael, who has had MS for many years.

McLaughlin to be roasted at Employment Options benefit

May 18th, 2014

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Hudson/Marlborough – Darren McLaughlin, the general manager of the Wayside Racquet & Swim Club, will be “roasted” at the Employment Options, Inc. Annual Celebrity Roast Wednesday, May 21. The event will be held at the Riverview Banquet Facility, 13 Port St., Hudson. Dave Seymour of A&E’s “Flipping Boston” will serve as Master of Ceremonies. A [...]

‘God Rocks’ concert to benefit Families in Transition

May 12th, 2014

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Northborough – Friends of Families in Transition (FIT), a nonprofit organization that helps displaced families in Northborough, Westborough and Marlborough, will hold a fundraising event Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. Local Christian rock and praise bands will be performing a “God Rocks” concert with all proceeds going to help families. A $5 contribution is requested for adults and children age 12 and older.

New and expecting parents accept invitation to Marlborough baby shower

April 23rd, 2014

Karen Busa and her daughter, Sophia, three months, attend the first Community Baby Shower held April 12 at the Marlborough Public Library.

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Marlborough – Geralyn Shultz, the children’s librarian at the Marlborough Public Library, welcomed a roomful of new and expecting parents to the first Community Baby Shower, held April 12 in the Bigelow Auditorium.

‘Rockin for SuperTy’ concert to benefit pediatric oncology research

April 21st, 2014

Reuben Kaufman (center) of Westborough, is a member of "Eclipse."
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Upton – Several young musicians will be performing a special benefit concert, “Rockin for SuperTy” to raise monies for pediatric oncology research Friday, April 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Nipmuc Regional High School. The show will be under the guidance of Upton music teacher, Bob Nicoll, and will feature two local youth rock bands, “Eclipse” [...]

SpencerBANK supports StandUp For Kids

April 9th, 2014

(l to r):  Jerry Shpak, SpencerBANK vice president and investment executive and active board member of the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids; Donna Katsoudas, StandUp For Kids volunteer executive director; and K. Michael Robbins, SpencerBANK, president and CEO.
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Spencer – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Worcester chapter of StandUp For Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness. “StandUp For Kids is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and plays an important role in the Worcester community. We are pleased to assist this organization and increase awareness of their mission,” said [...]

Shrewsbury woman celebrates 15 years as volunteer host of advocacy show

April 7th, 2014

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Shrewsbury- Fifteen years ago, Robbin Miller was fed up with the way people with disabilities were portrayed in mainstream media as heroes rather than as people who were living their lives like everyone else. A busy licensed mental health counselor, Miller made time to start a show on Shrewsbury Media Connection’s Public Access Channel 28 that would project people with disabilities in a more even light, raise awareness about resources, and teach people how to be “disability sensitive.” She’s been hosting the program, “Miller Chat Show,” that airs five times weekly, ever since.

Concert to benefit Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center

March 27th, 2014

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Westborough – The public is invited to come and enjoy the Seventh Annual Westborough Interfaith Community Concert this Sunday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 West Main St. The concert will feature selections sung by the church’s different choirs as well as various other groups from Westborough [...]

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