Region – With Memorial Day just weeks away, many municipalities are planning commemorations and tributes. But now there is another way that citizens can help honor veterans, by purchasing small American flags that will be displayed as part of a large group of flags in either Shrewsbury or Worcester.
The initiative, “Flags for Our Fallen,” was started last year by Shrewsbury resident Amanda Sullivan. With the help of Liberty Church officials, she sold 1,500 flags leading up to Memorial Day, for $2 each, for a total of $3,000. Those flags were then displayed at the church’s 495 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury location and at the New England Dream Center (NEDC) in Worcester. All proceeds were donated to NEDC programs that support veteran initiatives such as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome support and workforce training.
Shrewsbury – In recognition of Memorial Day, Shrewsbury Crossings will offer a free Veterans’ Benefits Seminar, Tuesday, May 21, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. A light supper will be served. Patty Servais from Elder Resource Benefits Consulting is presenting. The Veterans’ Aid and Attendance benefit provides funding for veterans and their spouse or surviving spouse to [...]
Region – Two local men recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Marine Corps Pvt. Jared D. Dodge is the son of Jo-Ann and Douglas M. Dodge of Marlborough. He is a 2009 graduate of Marlborough High School. Marine Corps Pvt. [...]
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Nancy Allen still remembers the pride she felt when a nun gave her high praise for her first crayon drawing in first grade. She was enthralled by her uncle’s watercolor creations, and wanted to make art her career.
Shrewsbury – As part of the “Sewing for Hope” project, an initiative to sew dresses for orphan girls in the Kagera section of Northwest Tanzania, a group of 23 women from The Village at Orchard Meadow have been busy stitching. The women, who began sewing Jan. 14, have made a total of 203 dresses.
Southborough/Northborough – According to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), Parkinson’s disease affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States. The disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system resulting in a variety of symptoms, including muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait.
Westborough – It was “Friday the 13th”June of 1997 when Steve Winer, of Westborough, heard news that “scared the living daylights” out of him. He found out his 11-year-old daughter, Allison, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Soon, a neighbor he hardly knew knocked on his door. Someone had told the woman about the diagnosis and she came to tell the Winer family that her daughter also has type 1.
Northborough – As he reflected on the aftermath of the devastating Boston Marathon bombings, Ernie Rivard, a pastoral assistant at St. Rose of Lima Church, said he was particularly moved by the story of the youngest victim, little 8-year-old Martin Richard.
“I saw two images that especially struck me,” Rivard said. “One was of him making his first Communion and the other was of him holding a sign that said ‘No more hurting people. Peace.’”
Region – The Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV) recently named four new directors to its governing board and voted an existing board member as chairman. Board member Chuck Anastas of Westborough was elected as chair of the board of directors. He replaces Tom McShane, a principal at Dewey Square Group, who will remain a [...]
Hudson – Customers at the Honey Dew Donuts in Hudson had much to “SMile” about on the morning of March 25. As part of St. Mary’s Credit Union’s 100th anniversary celebration, credit union employees stopped in to the Honey Dew Donuts and bought breakfast for more than 300 customers during a two-hour period. This is [...]