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‘Bundle up the Blackstone Valley’ coat drive to be held in region

November 19th, 2015

Region – State Representative David K. Muradian Jr., R-Grafton, invites all to participate in “Bundle up the Blackstone Valley,” a coat drive to benefit families and children in need within the Blackstone Valley.

Retailer can meet your holiday party and gift needs

November 18th, 2015

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Marlborough—With five stores in the Metrowest area, Sperry’s Liquors can handle holiday needs from advice on wines for Thanksgiving to delivery of holiday party supplies to great gifts.

“Our prices are among the lowest in the area, and we see ourselves as a community retailer, sponsoring local teams and events,” said Tony Speranzella, who now owns the company his father started 35 years ago.

“We’ve seen a lot of competition come in from the big box stores and have expanded the lines we carry to meet them. We’re a family business, and we want to be your local, neighborhood store.”

SpencerBANK supports YMCA with $2,000 donation

November 17th, 2015

(l to r) Kathryn Hunter, president and CEO, YMCA of Central Mass.; David Connell, regional executive director, YMCA of Central Mass.; Amie Cox, teen director, YMCA of Central Mass.; K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO, SpencerBANK; David Woodbury, Board of Directors, YMCA of Central Mass; Lori Kowal, VP/marketing, SpencerBANK; and Ray Quinlan, Board of Directors, general chair, 150th anniversary Capital Campaign, YMCA of Central Mass. (Photo/submitted)

Region – SpencerBANK recently donated $2,000 to the YMCA of Central Massachusetts in support of the organization’s 150th anniversary Capital Campaign. This donation will allow the organization to expand its programming and services at their Central Community and Greendale Family branches in Worcester. Projects at the two branches include building a functional training zone, a family splash pad and a teen achievement center, as well as expanding their wellness center and locker rooms.

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Jeremiah’s Hospice

November 17th, 2015

(l to r) Rhiannon Hernandez, AVP market manager for the Westborough Branch of Avidia Bank; Janelle Wilson, executive director of Jeremiah’s Hospice; and Christine Mauro, Westborough assistant branch manager for Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Jeremiah’s Hospice, a social model residential recovery program for men in Worcester. This donation will be used to offer group expansions.

Trike-a-thon raises money for charity

November 15th, 2015

Top fundraisers were Will, 4, who raised $435, and Alyssa, 4, who raised $330. Both children are from Shrewsbury. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The students of God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten at the Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St., in Shrewsbury, recently held their annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Trike-A-Thon to raise awareness and funds for children and families affected by childhood cancer. The students collected donations and then rode their trikes at school. The entire school raised $1,600.

CSI/Culley’s Septic

November 11th, 2015

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Berlin—Regular servicing of a home septic system is the surest way to avoid problems, recommends Jeff Curtis, who owns CSI/Culley’s Septic with his wife, Chrissi.

Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union kicks off donation drive for Shrewsbury Public Schools

November 10th, 2015

Jim Dupont, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union president and CEO, and Dr. Joseph Sawyer,

superintendent of Shrewsbury Public Schools 

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Public Schools’ Colonial Fund has been established, according to its website, “to fund high impact innovations within our schools that would not otherwise be feasible” due to budgetary reasons.

As such, the fund, which is overseen by Michelle Biscotti and Kathleen Keohane, coordinators of development and volunteer activities, is seeking donations from local residents and businesses.

Westborough Civic Club’s 40th tree sale to benefit community

November 10th, 2015

Westborough Civic Club members Rich Connolly and Bill Kohler help unload the first delivery for last year’s Christmas tree sale.

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Westborough – The Westborough Civic Club is celebrating its 40th anniversary while preparing to fundraise with a Christmas tree sale for as many years. Members and guests met for dinner at the Grille in the Westborough Country Club several weeks before the Saturday, Nov. 28, delivery of 1,500 Canadian balsams, garland and over 500 wreaths to the former Tufts Machine lot at 53 East Main St. Among the dinner guests was Selectmen Chair George Barrette.

Ceres Bistro ideal for a special occasion or business lunch

November 10th, 2015

Ceres Bistro
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Region – If you are trying to impress a date or a client, there is no better choice than Ceres Bistro at Worcester’s Beechwood Hotel. The restaurant, on the hill at the corner of Route 9 and Plantation Street, is perfect for an upscale lunch or dinner.

Westborough attorney to kick off fifth season of cable TV show

November 10th, 2015

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Westborough – Local attorney Carolyn Spring announced the start of the fifth season of her show on Westborough Cable TV called “Law for Your Life.” Each show discusses and provides information on a legal or financial matter, or a topic of interest to the senior members of the community.

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