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Littles and Bigs celebrate a special bond

December 16th, 2016

Westborough – The holidays got off to an early start as over 100 children and adults gathered at the Westborough High School Dec. 10 to enjoy the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBSCM) program’s Christmas party.

Nearly 50 kids – “the Littles” – along with their adult mentors – the “Bigs” – attended the event. Approximately 25 kids who are not yet matched up were also invited to attend, along with an equal number of adults who agreed to be a match for the day so that each child would feel comfortable and welcomed.

Uno’s to host fundraiser for Home Away Boston

December 16th, 2016

Westborough – A make-your-own-sundae fundraiser for Home Away Boston will be held Sunday, Dec. 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 255 Turnpike Road, Westborough. Uno will donate up to 20 percent of diners’ checks to the charity, a non-profit that provides housing for families who bring a child to Mass. […]

Hudson police and Assabet JROTC collect Toys for Tots

December 13th, 2016

Hudson – A warm holiday gesture once again took place on a chilly weekend Dec. 10 and 11 at Walmart in Hudson. Representatives of the Hudson Police Department received help collecting donations to its annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Local gym teacher finds new passion helping students and community

December 8th, 2016

Region – When Shrewsbury resident Christine Foley took over as the physical education teacher at South High School in Worcester eight years ago, she could never have predicted the direction her career would take her. What started out as a part-time volunteer effort has become a full-time commitment to her students and the community.

Hunter’s Grille & Tap to hold can drive and raffle

December 7th, 2016

Grafton – In the spirit of the holidays, Hunter’s Grille & Tap at The Grafton Inn, located at 25 Grafton Common in Grafton,  is giving back to its community with a can drive. From now until Christmas, for every item you donate, you will receive one raffle ticket for a chance to win a $50 […]

Interfaith walkers continue to fight hunger near and far

December 6th, 2016

Westborough – You are probably already aware of the positive impact walking can have on your health. Among other things, it can lower your blood pressure, lower your anxiety, increase your energy and help you to maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that by taking a walk, you could improve the health of others as well?

Annual toy drive to benefit local families

December 1st, 2016

Shrewsbury – The 12th annual Holiday Toy Collection benefiting needy families served by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services and the Worcester County Department of Children & Families, will accept new, non-violent toys through Friday, Dec. 9. Toys may be dropped off at the following Shrewsbury locations: Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St.; Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave.; […]

Habitat for Humanity launches project in Northborough

November 30th, 2016

Northborough – Behind the historic facades of 33-35 and 37-39 Main St. in Northborough, four families will each begin a new chapter of their lives. Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester chapter (HFH MWGW) will convert these properties, located next to the Trinity Church, into four affordable, owner-occupied condos: a five-bedroom, three-bedroom, and two two-bedroom units.

Toy drive to benefit United Way of Tri-County

November 22nd, 2016

Marlborough – Jersey Mike’s Subs, located at 44 Boston Post Road West in Marlborough, is hosting a toy drive to benefit the United Way of Tri-County. Through Tuesday, Dec. 6, donate a new, unwrapped toy and Jersey Mike’s will thank you with a free regular sub. Last year, the United Way of Tri-County helped provide […]

Stop & Shop ‘Turkey Express’ donates to food bank

November 16th, 2016

Region – The Stop & Shop “Turkey Express” truck pulled up to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury Nov. 4. to deliver 1,000 turkeys.

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