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Meet the 2013 SYFS Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award recipients

January 17th, 2013

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the town of Shrewsbury's only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, has announced the 2013 winners of the Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Awards. Four local teens – Nicholas Silverio, Kristen Grip, Aaron Hayden and Jennifer Tylock – have been announced as this year's winners. […]

Shrewsbury students sing for “26 Angels”

January 8th, 2013

Region – Like millions of people around the globe, singer/songwriter Justin Cohen was devastated by the senseless murders of 20 children and six adults in the Newtown, Conn. massacre in December. Out of that grief, he wrote the song, “26 Angels.”

Abby's House helps women, children for over three decades

December 27th, 2012

Shrewsbury – Annette Rafferty, born in 1930, began her work with Abby's House in 1973, before it even existed. After teaching for 21 years at various Catholic schools, she was asked by the Worcester Urban Ministry Commission to serve on a committee assessing whether there was need for a new homeless shelter in Worcester. Heading the task force, Rafferty took to the streets.

It didn’t take long to conclude that homelessness was a growing problem. She talked to individuals, neighborhood centers, and even prostitutes.

Shrewsbury Education Foundation to present community service award

December 23rd, 2012

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) has announced that it will host its annual awards dinner Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. This year, SEF will be honoring former Shrewsbury School Committee member Mark T. Murray with its Community Service for Shrewsbury Public Schools Award. The event will be held at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in […]

SYFS announces Outstanding Youth Award winners

December 20th, 2012

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the town of Shrewsbury's only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, recently announced the 2013 winners of its Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Awards. These awards will be given to four outstanding Shrewsbury youths for their service and accomplishments at a special SYFS 30th Anniversary […]

Fundraiser will honor memory of Lizzi Marriott

December 15th, 2012

  Westborough – The Westborough Athletic and Social Association (WASA) has announced it will sponsor “A Night in Remembrance of Lizzi Marriott” Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Acacia at Indian Meadows Country Club, in Westborough. The event will include refreshments, auctions, raffles, and music and dancing to the central Mass. band, “Outta Commission.” Marriott, […]

After theft, Hasbro comes to aid of Shrewsbury church's toy drive

December 10th, 2012

Shrewsbury – They didn's come by sleigh and they weren's led by a team of reindeer. But on Monday, Dec. 10, the mood was definitely merry as nearly a dozen employees of Hasbro, the Pawtucket, RI-based toy giant got the chance to play Santa's elves. The lucky recipients? St. Anne's Church, which just days before had been devastated after thieves broke into a locked shed on the church's 130 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) property and stole nearly 100 gifts slated for children in need this holiday season.

Remembering Chris Weigl

December 7th, 2012

We lost a member of our Community Advocate family yesterday when 23 year old Christopher Weigl was hit and killed as he rode his bicycle on Commonwealth Avenue. Chris, who grew up in Southborough, was pursuing a master's degree in photojournalism at Boston University but to be honest, that degree wasn’t even necessary. Chris already […]

Colonel believes decline in vet numbers is cause for concern

November 30th, 2012

Westborough – “I wish a Vietnam veteran could walk beside me when I come through an airport in uniform and people thank me for my service,” U.S. Air Force Col. Brent French, of Westborough, said. “They never got the recognition for their sacrifices as we do today.

Nominations for Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award due Nov. 30

November 28th, 2012

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is now accepting nominations through Nov. 30 for the Outstanding Youth of Shrewsbury Award. The award recognizes teens, who reside in the town of Shrewsbury, who have shown an exceptional commitment to volunteering in their community for the good of others. The recipient is a role […]

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