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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.

Men share 50-year legacy of ‘brotherhood’

January 11th, 2016

Dr. H. Martin Deranian and Cameron Fersch 
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Shrewsbury – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation’s premiere donor and volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization, celebrates National Mentoring Month during the month of January. In collaboration with that initiative, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. is delighted to share this story of a very special match.

Get In Shape for Women helps families in need

January 4th, 2016

Chaffee with personal trainer Christine Dibuono, and staff of Immaculate Conception Parish

Marlborough/Northborough – Three Marlborough families in need recently had a very merry Christmas thanks to the generosity of members of Get In Shape for Women of Northborough.

Kathy Griffin-Ireland, parish secretary at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough, reached out to Jody Chaffee, owner of Get in Shape for Women, with a donation proposal to help families most in need within the community during the holiday season.

Hudson AMVETS deliver over 900 holiday dinners

December 28th, 2015

Heather MacDonald moves along the assembly line.

Hudson – The Hudson AMVEST Post 208 made special deliveries Christmas Day, Dec. 25, culminating its 26th season of Home Alone for the Holidays.

Community effort results in a successful holiday toy drive in Shrewsbury

December 24th, 2015

Volunteers set up the toy fair. (l to r) Lisa Raabe, Joanne Tyndall, Michael Gregory, Kim Long, Jason Palitsch, Ali Manzello and Christine Mowry

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) announced that due to the efforts of many volunteers, donors, businesses and the Shrewsbury Knights of Columbus, several disadvantaged children will have gifts to unwrap for the holidays. In Shrewsbury, 78 children were served through this drive and will have toys, books and warm clothes to unwrap. Additionally, 34 families received grocery gift cards to help with the costs of a holiday meal. The remaining gifts were sent to the Department of Children and Families to help bring holiday joy to children in foster care.

Westborough Fine Arts Education Association raising money to replace old uniforms

December 21st, 2015

Funds raised will help purchase new uniforms for the marching band as well as concert gowns and tuxedos.  
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Westborough – In an ongoing effort to replace worn concert gowns, tuxedos and marching band uniforms, the Westborough Fine Arts Education Association (WFAEA) is holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit their Uniform Fund Drive.

Cornerstone Academy kids show caring by sharing this season

December 21st, 2015

Kids at Cornerstone Academy gathered donations for a local family in need.
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Northborough – The students and families of Cornerstone Academy, a private school in Northborough, are reaching out to a family in need this holiday season. The school is working with Northborough Helping Hands to collect toys, games and gift cards for a local family in need. Throughout the month of December, Cornerstone gathered 21 items for the family’s three children ranging in age from 2 to 9 years, and approximately $300 in gift cards.

Shelter has urgent need for dog foster homes

December 16th, 2015

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  Hopkinton – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. urgently needs foster homes for a handful of dogs in need. Fostering involves providing love, care, and shelter for an animal until they find their forever home. The shelter’s greatest need is for adult only, pet-free foster homes. A fenced yard would be ideal. The shelter […]

Residents celebrate the season

December 14th, 2015

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Marlborough – A great meal, gifts, music and most of all, catching up with friends, was all on the agenda for a festive gathering Dec. 11 for nearly 100 of the city’s residents. The party was organized by the tenants’ association for the three developments overseen by the Marlborough Community […]

Assabet JROTC help Hudson police collect Toys for Tots

December 14th, 2015

Collecting donations to the Toys for Tots campaign at Walmart are (l to r) Santa Claus, Officers Wendy LaFlamme, Joseph Kerrigan, Joseph Edie, Sgt. Tim Boudreau, and cadets of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – On Dec. 12 and 13, the Hudson Police Department received help collecting donations to its annual Toys for Tots campaign for five hours each day at Walmart. They were joined by cadets of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, led by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann.

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