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Marlborough Girl Scouts to host houseware and linen collection

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough – On Monday, Jan. 16, the Marlborough Girl Scouts will partner with Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson (formerly Touchstone Furniture Depot of Marlborough) for a Day of Service. One of the missions of Girl Scouts is to “Take action and make the world a better place.” The Girl Scouts are organizing a houseware […]

St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

January 15th, 2017

Students from St. Mary and Columbus Park schools with books collected for students. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint Mary School Class of 1991), and teacher Lisa Carignan from Columbus Park School in Worcester. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in […]

Holocaust author to speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

January 14th, 2017

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Westborough – Irit Schaffer, author of “Good Blood: A Journey of Healing,” will speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, Sunday, Jan. 29, from 9 – 11 a.m. In her book, Schaffer shares pain and joy, and fear and forgiveness in her deeply personal family memoir of four generations. When Schaffer was a […]

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

January 13th, 2017

Nicholas Gage in his writing studio. (Photos/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography)

North Grafton – Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands next to a youthful Gage, who had won the Hearst Award for the best published article by a college student.

Daniel Wesson – Philanthropy

January 13th, 2017

Relocation of the French Congregational Church April 2016. Photo/Courtesy Wolfe House & Building Movers

Northborough – As earlier articles have mentioned, Daniel and Cynthia Wesson were very wealthy. They used their wealth for a variety of philanthropic projects. Of their many donations, they are best known for funding two hospitals in Springfield, Mass. The “Wesson Hospital” was started in their home after their $50,000 donation in 1895

Applications now available for Youth in Philanthropy spring programs

January 12th, 2017

Region – The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) programs to take place this spring in Hopkinton, Sudbury and Wellesley. Applications are currently being accepted online at www.foundationformetrowest.org/YIP through Tuesday, Jan. 17, with programs beginning in late January. YIP-Hopkinton will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the […]

Southborough organizations partner to encourage ‘unplugging’

January 12th, 2017

Local families enjoy unplugged outdoor time together during a summer concert series event sponsored by Southborough Youth and Family Services and the Southborough Recreation Department. Photo/submitted

Southborough – In an age where people are often glued to their electronic devices, Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS), the Southborough Public Library, the Friends of the Southborough Public Library, and Southborough Village Preschool will co-sponsor a free evening presentation Wednesday, Feb. 1,

Senator Chandler announces 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

January 11th, 2017

Region – Senator Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester) announced that the Senate Office of Education & Civic Engagement will host the 78th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) on Tuesday, March 21, and Wednesday, March 22, at the State House in Boston. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, […]

Hudson resident strives to create honesty into new year

January 11th, 2017

Michelle Mercier of Create Honesty displays gratitude lists at the 14th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Photo/submitted

Hudson – 2016 was a particularly eventful year for Michelle Mercier of Hudson. Soon after losing her corporate job in marketing operations last spring, she felt compelled to live more honestly and help others do the same. She named her new venture Create Honesty.

Eagle Scout project brings literacy and physical activity together

January 8th, 2017

Zach Youssef and MaryEllen Remillard stand at one of the StoryWalk kiosks at Assabet Park Trail. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – A permanent StoryWalk in Northborough was installed in November at Assabet Park Trail, a partnership between the Northborough’s elementary school librarians and Troop 1 Eagle Scout Zach Youssef.

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