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Northborough Chiropractic hosting toy drive for homeless children

December 9th, 2015

Dr. Casey Gauthier and Dr. Karen Moriarty

Northborough – Northborough Chiropractic is inviting the public to help them reach their goal of collecting 1,000 toys that will then be donated to the Worcester Horizons for Homeless Children. Horizons for Homeless Children focuses exclusively on the needs of young homeless children and their families. The organization provides support services to more than 2,000 […]

Juniper Hill donates to food bank

December 8th, 2015

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Northborough/Shrewsbury – Fred the Turkey helped celebrate the Juniper Hill Golf Course 17th annual Turkey Day Nov. 20 in Northborough. Golfers donated a frozen turkey in lieu of greens fees. Due to the generosity of the Juniper Hill golfers, 306 turkeys were collected.

Community supports 26th annual Evening of Giving

December 4th, 2015

Collecting personal items for Roland’s House and the Willis House are (l to r) Fatima Awada, Marlborough High School (MHS) senior; Tony Maenhout, Bentley University freshman; Ivana Awada, MHS sophomore; and Haylee Braga, MHS sophomore.

Marlborough – Over 1,200 guests supported the 26th annual Evening of Giving, held Dec. 3 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. They sampled offerings from 29 eateries, then treated themselves to make-your-own-sundaes from Trombetta’s Farm.

Westborough High School student spearheads food drive

December 3rd, 2015

Westborough – Westborough High School (WHS) freshman Abigail McLucas, 14, has a heart for honoring and helping people. On Sept. 11, as part of her involvement with Project 351 – a statewide youth service organization – she organized a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In keeping with her desire to serve community, McLucas has organized a food drive for the Westborough Food Pantry.

Friends of Marlborough Seniors present the Giving Tree

November 25th, 2015

Donors and guests attend the installation of the Giving Tree at the Marlborough Senior Center Nov. 17.
Photo/Nance Ebert

Marlborough – The Friends of the Marlborough Seniors held a special viewing of the newly installed “Giving Tree” at the Marlborough Senior Center Nov. 17 to thank those who helped support it. Mayor Arthur Vigeant was one of the 14 major sponsors who attended the event.

Be a Santa to a Senior Program begins Nov. 30

November 24th, 2015

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Northborough – Pick up a tag and make a senior citizen’s holiday a little bit brighter. Northborough based Home Instead Senior Care is once again teaming up with Central One Federal Credit Union for its Be a Santa to a Senior program. The community is invited to participate to make it a success.

Local business, nonprofit team up to help neighbors affected by breast cancer

November 24th, 2015

Sue and Roger McCarthy, owners of McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, stand with Linda Halloran (center) on the day they presented a $2,000 check in support of the nonprofit organization Halloran co-founded, The Breast Friends Connection.
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Shrewsbury – Each year, Roger and Sue McCarthy donate to a selected charity on behalf of the business they own, McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, Inc. Long-time supporters of breast cancer aid organizations, the couple had personal reasons this year for wanting to find an organization that helps local people affected by the disease. Sue’s research turned up the Breast Friends Connection, which offers a monthly support group in Shrewsbury as well as other assistance. After learning details about what the group provides, the McCarthys wrote them a check for $2,000 to support the organization.

‘Bundle up the Blackstone Valley’ coat drive to be held in region

November 19th, 2015

Region – State Representative David K. Muradian Jr., R-Grafton, invites all to participate in “Bundle up the Blackstone Valley,” a coat drive to benefit families and children in need within the Blackstone Valley.

Eighth annual Turkey Trot to benefit Northborough Food Pantry

November 13th, 2015

Northborough –In 2008, Northborough residents Rita Matraia and Maggie Kosovsky organized a small get-together Thanksgiving morning as a way to get some exercise and enjoy some camaraderie with their friends. The women also decided to ask those participating to bring some goods for the Northborough Food Pantry. Thirty of their friends showed up that morning to run a 5k course that started and ended in Matraia’s Colby Street neighborhood. It was so much fun for all it became an annual event, growing in numbers each year.

Spreading Halloween happiness

October 30th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – (l to r) Jocelyn Baumann and Sophia Bucciarelli, both of Worcester, and Catherine and Cameron Samara of Shrewsbury, deliver Halloween treats Oct. 29 to seniors in a local neighborhood.   Photo/Gina Hamilton

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