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Region – When a baby is born prematurely, parents often experience a host of emotions including anxiety, fear and depression. While they of course want to be by their little one’s side, that is not always possible, especially when the hospitalization is, as is often in cases of preemies, quite lengthy. But now parents whose babies are patients in the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Worcester have another way to stay in touch when they can’t be there in person –a special web camera that allows them to see their child via real-time video.
Marlborough – Kevin McCombs of Marlborough was recently awarded a three-year Air Force ROTC Commander’s Leadership Scholarship. The award is given to those who demonstrate consistent superior performance in academics and physical fitness. He is currently a sophomore at Boston College and a member of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 355. McCombs is a 2010 [...]
Region – The Third Annual Comedy Night, featuring the area’s most popular and talented comedians, will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson. The event is being held in support of the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) of Marlborough. The evening also includes music, dancing, refreshments and raffles. Thelma [...]
Region – Kim Rosen has two hobbies – photography and fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The photographer, who launched “Photos for Cures” more than two years ago, has donated all fees she charges for portraits and other photo sessions to St. Jude’s; so far she has raised over $12,000 for the hospital.
Hudson – Unwanted bicycles can be put to good use, and St. Michael Parish is making it easy through January for anyone in Hudson and the surrounding communities. A volunteer will pick up old or new bicycles, most of which will be shipped to Ghana, Africa, where many people have no access to other transportation. The pick-up drive is also collecting sewing machines, which can help create work for poverty-stricken women and girls in Ghana.
Marlborough – Services are once again expanding at the Marlborough Community Cupboard (MCC) with the addition of new evening hours on Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. This evening schedule is in addition to the MCC’s normal Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. hours. “We hope the new hours will better serve the increase in [...]
Northborough – Three local Girl Scout scouts are hoping to help children in need start the New Year off right. Ruth Ricciuti, Gabriella Thompson, and Isabella Masciarelli, all members of Troop 30484, will be collecting new school supplies, as well as gently used books, as part of their Silver Award Project. The girls have set [...]
Region – With the New Year upon us, the Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance is offering the following tips to help you and your family members achieve better health habits for 2013. “Health-related goals are very popular when people are deciding on their New Year’s resolutions,” stated Derek Brindisi, Director of Public Health. “Often [...]
To the editor: For many years, the Recreation Department has had a Gift Fund set up for receiving charitable tax deductible contributions. This fund and the Department’s revolving account were originally set up because we no longer have an expense budget or budget to pay for all of our year round wages for part time [...]
Westborough – The Masters Golf Tournament will take on new meaning in February, as Friends of the Westborough Public Library (The Friends) will host its 1st annual mini-golf fundraiser. Guests will experience the familiar ambiance of the reading rooms and stacks transformed into a massive 18-hole mini-golf course. On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. [...]