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Fishing With Warriors seeks support for golf fundraiser

July 26th, 2016

The group hosted its first trip last year in Costa Rica.
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Westborough – After the stresses, physical, mental and emotional, of being deployed, veterans face a myriad of challenges when they finally come home. One organization, Fishing for Warriors, hopes to help those brave men and women find a little bit of joy and happiness by offering them a chance to experience a high level sporting event or activity, at no cost to them.

State Rep. Hannah Kane announces second annual charity golf tournament

July 5th, 2016

Shrewsbury/Westborough – State Representative Hannah Kane announced her second annual Charity Classic golf tournament will be held Monday, Aug. 15, at The Haven Country Club in Boylston.

Kane, Tournament Director Beth Casavant and the Host Committee are welcoming back returning sponsors as well as new sponsors who share Representative Kane’s strong commitment to service and giving back to the community.

Spinners to raise money for Clardy children

June 29th, 2016

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Region – A special night to honor the late Trooper Thomas Clardy and raise money for the Clardy Children’s Fund will be held by the Lowell Spinners Sunday, July 17.

Clardy, a resident of Hudson, was killed in the line of duty March 16 while conducting a routine traffic stop on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton.

Motorcyclists to ‘roar for a cure’ of rare disease

June 22nd, 2016

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Marlborough – Kim Driscoll of Marlborough founded ELYSESTRONG as a legacy to her daughter Elyse, as well as to raise awareness and funds for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). ELYSESTRONG will host the second annual Roar for a Cure motorcycle ride Saturday, July 23, beginning and ending at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129, 67 Fitchburg St. Others can join the motorcyclists afterward for lunch and family-friendly activities.

‘Tourna-Mint’ to benefit Grafton girl

June 17th, 2016

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Grafton – Ever since five-year-old Sophia Sugarman tragically lost her mother in April, the Grafton Police Department has actively participated in raising funds for the little girl.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, members of the department are inviting others to join them in the 5th Annual KMS Golf Tourna-mint, to be held at Highfields Golf and Country Club in Grafton. Proceeds will benefit a fund set up for Sophia.

Ten ways to volunteer for the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton

June 15th, 2016

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Grafton – You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its North Grafton location. Last year, thanks to the work of nearly 11,000 volunteers, the CHP grew and distributed almost 260,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. That translated to approximately 1.2 million servings of produce.

Motorcycle ride keeps memory of Hudson boy alive

June 15th, 2016

Motorcyclists and passengers get set to begin last year’s Ride for Sherry’s House and Why Me from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643 in Hudson.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Memories of a Hudson boy are kept alive as his family prepares for the seventh annual Ride for Sherry’s House and Why Me. This year’s motorcycle ride is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643, 271 Cox St. in Hudson. There, others can join motorcyclists afterward for a barbecue to support a good cause.

Family and friends recall Northbridge teen’s humor and compassion for others

May 31st, 2016

Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
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Northbridge – Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and profound. In his nearly 16 years Jimmy attacked life with vigor, energy and enthusiasm.

Force is with runners and walkers 4 Jake’s Sake

May 25th, 2016

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Hudson – Stormtroopers roamed the grounds around the Hudson-Concord Elks #959 Pavilion when the third annual Millennium 5K was held May 22.

In its first two years, the “Star Wars” themed fundraiser helped John and Sheryl Marrazzo make their Hudson home become wheelchair accessible including an elevator for their son Jake, 13, a seventh-grader at David J. Quinn Middle School. He lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.

Duck Dash to benefit camp for kids with chronic skin diseases

May 23rd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The second annual Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk for Camp Wonder will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Sherwood Middle School, 28 Sherwood Ave., Shrewsbury.

Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Wonder, a camp in Livermore, Calif., for children with chronic or life-threatening skin diseases. The event is named for the camp’s mascot, a duck.

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