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Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union and Daniels Insurance Agency form partnership

August 17th, 2016

Jim Dupont, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union president and CEO, and Traci
Daniels, vice president, Daniels Insurance

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union (SFCU) and Daniels Insurance Agency have announced a newly formed partnership. The insurance agency recently opened an office inside the credit union’s 489 Boston Turnpike (Route 9 west) location to bring the best product, service and convenience, as well as special exclusive discounts, to SFCU members. Members have reported […]

Clog Barn opens in West Boylston

August 17th, 2016

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West Boylston – The Clog Barn is now open in West Boylston. The store carries a large selection of DANSKO clogs, sandals, sneakers and boots formerly sold at the Triple Crown Tackle Shop. Stop in to see all the new fall styles and colors.  The Clog Barn is located at 26 West Boylston St., West […]

Couple’s pets bring comfort to those in need

August 17th, 2016

Tania, holding Lynsey Lu and Mackenzie Connor, and Bob Pano, with Cassie. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Many people in their 70s take the opportunity to slow down and enjoy their golden years. Not Tania and Bob Pano. Thanks to this special couple and their dog and two cats, countless people, young and especially older, have found a gentle and comforting peace when they needed it most.

Fourth annual Buddy Walk & Harvest Fair Featuring Jessica Padula

August 17th, 2016

Jessica Padula with daughters Bella (left) and Violet. (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – Preparations for the fourth annual Buddy Walk & Harvest Fair in Central Massachusetts are in full swing. The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at a new location in Westborough at 10 Hospital Road off of Lyman Street next to Lake Chauncy.

Corridor Nine to host 5k and kids challenge as part of Applefest celebration

August 16th, 2016

Cindy Libbey, Corridor Nine; David Bagdon, Community Advocate; Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine;  Dawn Smith, Oasis Financial Services; and Keith Pellerin, PR Running

Region – For the 23rd year in a row, the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a 5k in conjunction with Northborough’s Applefest celebration. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting and ending at the Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St. The event will welcome runners, joggers and walkers and, once again, feature a Team Challenge. New this year will be a special Kids Adventure Race for kids 11 and under which will be held immediately after the 5k that day.

Second annual Kane Charity Classic raises $51,000

August 16th, 2016

State Rep. Hannah Kane (center) presents a contribution of $17,000 each to representatives of three nonprofit organizations: (l to r) Elaine LeBlanc, St. Anne’s Human Services director; Wendy Mickel, Westborough Food Pantry treasurer; Tom Kennedy, Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services board member; and JoAnn Keegan, St. Anne’s Human Services food bank manager.

Shrewsbury/Westborough – Held Aug. 15 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the second annual Hannah Kane Charity Classic golf tournament raised $51,000. The full day of activities began with a continental breakfast and concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union. There, state Rep. Hannah Kane, R-Shrewsbury, announced that the First-Place Gross Team Award was earned by a foursome of Central One staff members.

Eighth Annual Briarwood Golf Outing to benefit transport van

August 16th, 2016

Worcester – The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its 8th Annual Golf Outing that will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. Proceeds from the event will benefit a 14-seat, wheelchair-accessible van.

The festivities will include a Florida Style Scramble tournament, a cocktail hour and gala dinner, and silent and live auctions and raffle drawings. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

Boylston shop offers lessons on a variety of instruments

August 16th, 2016

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“I started teaching about 21 years ago,” said Keith Lewis. “I went to Dean College to study music and started teaching when I was 19 in a place in Milford called, ironically, the Music House. I opened this place in mid-November.”

SpencerBANK donates to StandUp for Kids Worcester

August 16th, 2016

Nada Kanaan (l), senior branch manager of SpencerBANK’s Worcester office, and Donna Katsoudas, executive director of the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids

Region – SpencerBANK recently made a $1,000 donation to the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness.

“StandUp for Kids plays a very important role in our community,” said K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO of SpencerBANK. “We are pleased to support this organization and their mission to improve the lives of children.”

Avidia donates $2,000 to the Westborough Education Foundation

August 16th, 2016

(l to r) Rhiannon Hernandez, Westborough assistant vice president market manager of Avidia Bank; Maureen Johnson, president of the Westborough Education Foundation; Suzanne Laperle, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Kim Perkins, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Westborough Education Foundation. This donation is to help fund grant requests from teachers. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

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