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Giving Tuesday promotes early cancer detection

November 26th, 2015

Caitlin’s story of overcoming cancer helps promote early detection. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – For many of the 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, early detection can save their lives, as it did with Caitlin. Using the lessons she learned from 15-40 Connection, a national organization that promotes early cancer detection, Caitlin noticed a lump […]

Historians detail the role of locals in the development of the ‘pill’

November 26th, 2015

Dr. M.C. Chang (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – At a recent lecture sponsored by the Shrewsbury Historical Society, three local history buffs gave a presentation that delved into the role that Shrewsbury played in the revolution of human sexuality.

Genealogist uncovers ancestors and a lifetime of joy

November 25th, 2015

Brad and Doris Bonnell

Hudson – Is it possible to move forward into the future while looking at the past? Doris (Parker) Blais Bonnell, a genealogist and genealogy instructor, thinks so. That’s what she’s been doing for nearly her whole life.

“If you don’t look back over your shoulder, there’s so much that’s buried back there,” she said.

Marybeth Ash and Matthew Dattilio announce wedding

November 20th, 2015


Westborough – Marybeth Ash, daughter of Susan and Anthony Ash of Westborough, and Matthew Dattilio, son of Lin Dattilio of Hartland, Vt. and David Dattilio of White River Junction, Vt., were wed on Sept. 26 at Sacred Heart Parish in Lebanon, N.H. The Reverend Charles Pawlowski of Sacred Heart, together with the Reverend Lucia Jackson […]

Allison Shapanka and Gabriel Ash announce wedding

November 20th, 2015


Westborough – Gabriel Beardsley Ash, son of Susan and Anthony Ash, of Westborough, and Allison Rose Shapanka, daughter of Carol and Michael Shapanka of Sudbury, were wed on July 25 at the New England Aquarium in Boston. Matthew Shapanka of Washington D.C., cousin of the bride, officiated the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, […]

Farmers’ Market to be held to benefit Shrewsbury Public Schools

November 19th, 2015


Shrewsbury – The first annual Local Artisans and Farmers’ Market will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, from 3-7 p.m. at the Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St. Many of the farmers and other vendors who participated in the farmers’ market at Ski Ward this past summer will be present. There will also be a section […]

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. (Photo/submitted)

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. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Free tickets available for fall choral concert

November 16th, 2015

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Southborough – The Heritage Chorale and MaryAnn Morse Healthcare Corps are offering free tickets to Southborough-area seniors and children for a fall concert Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s School Performing Arts Center, 25 Marlboro Road. Fifty free tickets are available for Southborough-area children aged 8 to 12 with the purchase of […]

Grafton chapter evolves along with the League of Women Voters

November 15th, 2015

Ellen Goguen, president of the Grafton chapter, League of Woman Voters.

Grafton – Ellen Goguen joined the Worcester area chapter of the League of Woman Voters (the League) in 1977 when she was a stay-at-home mom. Almost 40 years later, now president of the Grafton chapter, she still finds the league interesting, engaging and worthwhile.

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