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PENTA hosts International Women’s Day event in support of Women Build 2016

March 10th, 2016

Local female business leaders pose for a photo with Bonnie Biocchi, director of development of the Habitat for Humanity – Metrowest Greater Worcester. Inc.  (third from left) and Deborah Penta, CEO of PENTA Communications, Inc.,  (fourth from left).   
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Female business leaders from the region gathered at PENTA Communications, Inc. March 8 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The morning’s keynote speaker was Bonnie Biocchi, director of development of the Habitat for Humanity – Metrowest Greater Worcester. Inc. (HFH MWGW) who spoke on the initiative, Women Build 2016.

Shrewsbury Stop & Shop donate to St. Anne’s food pantry

March 8th, 2016

(front) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director, and Jo Ann Keegan, food pantry manager, accept a check from employees of the Shrewsbury Stop & Shop. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury –The Shrewsbury Stop & Shop, located at 539 Boston Turnpike, presented a donation of $4,116 to the St. Anne’s Human Services food pantry March 1.

Elaine LeBlanc, the organization’s director, and Jo Ann Keegan, the food pantry manager, accepted the check from management and employees of the store.

Westborough starts its own Repair Café

March 7th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and the Rotary Club of Westborough are organizing the first Repair Café at the Westborough Library, 55 W. Main St., Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Knowledgeable volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge, except for needed parts. Small appliances, vacuum cleaners, lamps, computers, clothes, bikes, toys, outdoor power equipment, and anything that is broken is welcome and can most likely be repaired. Knives, scissors, and garden tools can also be sharpened.

Friends of Marlborough Seniors to hold No-Show Gala fundraiser

March 7th, 2016

Marlborough – The Friends of Marlborough Seniors is hosting a fundraising event during the month of March. The 2016 No Show Gala, commemorating the one year anniversary of the ribbon cutting for the new Senior Center, allows people to support the Friends without having to attend an event.

Firefighter to host hockey fundraiser for foundation

March 1st, 2016

Mike Matros wears a shirt supporting the Last Call Foundation.

Region – Mike Matros is a Marlborough resident, member of the Sudbury Fire Department and an avid hockey player. He is also a runner who this year will be participating in the Boston Marathon to raise funds for a cause close to his heart – the Last Call Foundation which supports firefighter safety.

Evening of Giving raises $38,000 for Roland’s House

February 22nd, 2016

(l to r) Ivette Mesmar, food chairman; Bob Kays, Evening of Giving chair;  Susan Gentili, director of the Continuum of Care and Services for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council; and Matthew Simoneau, Evening of Giving treasurer
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The continuing support of businesses and residents in the community contributed once again to the success of the annual Evening of Giving held in early December at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. Committee members of the event that raises funds for Roland’s House, the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter, gathered at the Wayside Inn Feb. 13 to finalize results. Chair Bob Kays presented a check for $38,000 to Susan Gentili, director of the Continuum of Care and Services for the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), supervisors of the Mechanic Street, Marlborough, operation.

Students’ Valentine’s Day service project more than a competition

February 17th, 2016

Northborough Destination Imagination Eighth Grade Team Catherine Hayden, Mary
Youssef and Lily Mikolajczak
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Northborough – Take three enthusiastic eighth-grade students with the idea of a community service project and the result is a successful project that brought awareness to homelessness in
Northborough and a smile for recipients on Valentine’s Day.

Gengel shares story of ‘Be Like Brit’ with Corridor Nine’s BFF group

February 14th, 2016

( l to r): Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine president; Cindy Libbey, Corridor Nine; Pam Stevens, Seder & Chandler LLP; Cherylann Gengel, Be Like Brit; Bette O’Reilly, Commerce Bank and Corridor Nine chair, board of directors; and Mary Trenouth, Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital, presenting sponsor of BFF
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – On Jan 12, 2010, the Caribbean country of Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Nearly 200,000 lost their lives on that tragic date, including a young Rutland woman, Britney Gengel, who was participating in a service mission through her college.

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop launching in Central Massachusetts

February 2nd, 2016

Second Saturday Central Mass panel: Jacqueline McLean Zekos, divorce counselor; Pedro Silva, financial planner; and Polly Tatum, divorce attorney/mediator. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – A monthly divorce workshop, Second Saturdays Central Mass, will hold its first meeting Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Corridor 9 Chamber of Commerce, 30 Lyman St., #6, in Westborough. It is geared to woman of all ages and backgrounds who are contemplating or going through divorce.

Play Bunco and help support In Your Shoes

January 27th, 2016

W In your shoes logo

Westborough – The nonprofit organization In Your Shoes will hold a Bunco Night Friday, Feb. 5, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Bunco begins 8 p.m. Bunco is a game of chance, no skill required and easy to learn. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets for the event are $25. A cash bar is available.

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