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‘Binkeez and Blooms’ fundraiser to provide more blankets for sick kids

March 21st, 2017

Shrewsbury – From its humble beginnings in 2012, when Susan Posterro, her mother Lynne McAtee and a handful of sewing volunteers began creating blankets for seriously ill children, Binkeez for Comfort has grown steadily.

Woodworking Guild donates handcrafted toys to children in need

December 21st, 2016

Shrewsbury – A labor of love became a very worthwhile service project when members of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW) decided to make handcrafted wooden toys for the “Toys for Tots” program this year. Roughly three dozen toys were delivered to the drop-off location at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury Dec. 10.

Happy Holidays from PACIO

December 14th, 2016

Region – Visit Political and Civic Involvement Opportunities of Massachusetts (PACIO) at www.pacio.info and click on ANNOUNCEMENTS in the Congressional Districts to see some of the activities and invitations political town committees in these districts are hosting. Consider getting involved in your town committees’ activities during the holiday season!

Bridges to Malawi brings medical assistance to poor in Africa

September 6th, 2016

Hudson – Hudson resident Dr. Brian Lisse has spent over 10 years traveling to Malawi, a poverty-stricken country located in southeast Africa. He established the nonprofit organization Bridges to Malawi with a mission to help the lives of those less fortunate who are suffering from sickness, disease and famine.

Penta collects over 200 donations for Toys for Tots

December 24th, 2015

Westborough – For the second consecutive year, regional marketing firm PENTA Communications, Inc., rallied for donations for Toys for Tots and surpassed its goal, by reaching over 200 donations to benefit local children in the Central Massachusetts community. “The holidays bring out the giving spirit more than at any other time during the year,” said […]

City children welcomed to region

July 31st, 2015

By Julie Shamgochian, Contributing Writer Northborough- Central Massachusetts families gathered July 16 at the St. Rose of Lima Parish anticipating the afternoon arrival of 29 New York City children, who were due to spend some time in the region courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund. Host families held colorful homemade signs as conversations about the […]

It’s a wrap for this season’s ‘Santa’ program for seniors

December 22nd, 2014

Northborough – Volunteering at the gift wrapping party Dec. 16 at the Northborough Senior Center for the annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” program are Algonquin Regional High School students (l to r) Jess Powell, junior; Natalie Finn, junior; and Kimmie Skinner, freshman.

Statue of Virgin Mary unearthed, restored

January 21st, 2014

Hopkinton – It has been just over a year since a 4-foot cement statue of the Virgin Mary was unearthed at the Golden Pond Assisted Living Facility during a 38,000 square foot expansion project. The construction has since been completed as has the statue restoration. Recently residents and staff gathered in Golden Pond's newly renovated chapel to celebrate the transformation.

The restoration was completed by Upton resident Rita Kozel who heard about the statue discovery from friend and Golden Pond resident, Bill Wood. Graciously, she offered to donate her time to restore it.

Apple Tree Arts receives Priscilla Mason Award

December 7th, 2013

Grafton- Apple Tree Arts received the Priscilla Mason Award for Cultural Contribution at a recent reception hosted by Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. and ValleyCast at the G.B. and Lexi Singh Performance Center at the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville. Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit community school of the arts, was founded 24 years ago in Grafton. The […]

Locals invited to share memories of JFK

December 5th, 2013

Region – Like so many millions of people around the globe, Worcester resident William Goldman was devastated when John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963. Although he was just a child at the time, Goldman said he remembered that day when his school's principal made two announcements that day, first advising students that the president had been shot and then that he had died.

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