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Hudson – Do you have any old/newer mountain, road, BMX, adult or kid’s bikes? If so, please consider donating your bicycle to the Saint Michael Parish Bikes for Africa drive. The bicycles will be fixed, if needed, and reused. Most of the bicycles will be going to Ghana, Africa, where they are very much needed. [...]
Northborough/Shrewsbury – A Holiday Christmas party was recently hosted by the Shrewsbury and Northborough Rotary clubs for the residents of the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center in Shrewsbury. The event has been sponsored by the two clubs for the past 38 years. Entertainment was provided by St. John’s and Shrewsbury High School students. [...]
Hudson – The Stop & Shop team of Hudson recently presented a check for $1,800 to Richard Harrity of the Hudson Food Pantry. Stop & Shop also provides a collection box for shoppers to make food donations to the pantry. Shown, from left to right, are Richard Harrity; Peter Clark, manager of the Stop & [...]
To the Editor, On Saturday December 8, 2012 the Shrewsbury Police Department Patrolman’s Union Local 426 held a Toys for Tots drive at the police station. The event was titled “Fill the Wagon” and the hope was to fill the department’s patrol wagon with new and unwrapped toys. What started as a small idea by [...]
Northborough – Cathy Staniunas loves her life as a daycare provider and art teacher. But there is another interest that is really close to her heart, she said; advocating for homeless animals. Throughout the year, she tries to spend as much time as she can fostering cats and dogs, collecting supplies for local shelters and raising funds to help organizations pay for spay and neuter services.
This month, she is asking the public to consider donating to her annual Christmas food drive for homeless animals. The drive, now in its fourth year, will benefit three local organizations – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., and Greyhound Friends, Inc., both located in Hopkinton, and Feral Cats in Northborough.
To the editor: The Scouts of the Knox Trail Council collected 87 tons of food in November for local food pantries in the Metro West area. Over 4,000 scouts and leaders from the 21 communities served by the Knox Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America participated in this nationwide “Good Turn.” Food Pantry Directors throughout [...]
Northborough – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Northborough/Southborough will have an informational night for local volunteers and participants Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., at the Algonquin Regional High School auditorium, 79 Bartlett St. The meeting is open to anyone interested in volunteering for or participating in the 2013 Relay, which will [...]
Shrewsbury – With thousands of shoe box gifts already collected in Massachusetts, area residents are encouraged to continue packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child through “Build a Box,” an online giving tool. This year, the Samaritan’s Purse project expects to reach a milestone—collecting and delivering shoeboxes to more than 100 million children since 1993.
Grafton – St. Mary’s Church of Grafton is sponsoring “Bikes going to Africa” in a bicycle collection drive for the towns of Grafton, Westborough and Northborough. The collection drive will be held until Saturday, Dec. 15. Anyone wanting to donate old/newer mountain, road, BMX, adult or kids bike is welcome to participate. Bikes will be fixed, [...]
By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough/Hudson – For the past five years, hundreds of volunteers have joined together to serve people in the Marlborough-Hudson area who are in need of a variety of services – yard work, handyman work, household moves, cooking or light housekeeping. They gather at Grace Baptist Church, 353 River St. [...]