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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

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

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.

‘Skating for Hope’ donations to help cancer patients and families

January 23rd, 2016

(l to r) Paul McGrath, Cam Neely, president, Boston Bruins, and Dave McGrath

Region – Dave McGrath, who with his family and friends, organizes an annual fundraising event each fall, “Skating for Hope,” recently made three significant donations to help individuals with cancer and their families. McGrath is a 23-year cancer survivor who now serves as the night manager for Hope Lodge, a facility in Worcester that offers […]

Westborough Rotary’s Free Holiday Shop helps more than 90 families

January 21st, 2016

The Free Holiday Shop was a huge success thanks to the generosity of local businesses, schools and donated items from members of the community. 


Westborough – For well over a decade, the Westborough Rotary Club and Westborough Youth and Family Services have partnered to hold their annual Free Holiday Store where parents and guardians can select presents for their children who might otherwise receive none.

“This year, there were 91 families that came through with 186 children benefiting this year. Just knowing that we are truly able to make a difference in so many people’s lives is quite rewarding,” said Julia O’Neil-Welch, WYFS administrative assistant.

Seniors and students join forces to ‘Warm Up America’

January 20th, 2016

Seniors and students have joined together in Grafton to make afghans to warm up their community.
Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Grafton – How do you encourage a new generation to learn a very old craft? According to Diane Racicot, the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Grafton High School, you have students work with members of the local Senior Center.

“I saw it [the Warm Up America program] on the Internet and thought it would be great for the Creative Crafts Class and the Family and Community Leader Club,” Racicot explained.

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