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Shrewsbury – Residents are invited to participate in an “Open Mic Night” to benefit the Shrewsbury Public Schools on Friday, May 17, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Floral Street School. Organized by the Celebration in the Garden Party Committee, the event will be set up with a coffeehouse atmosphere where participants may perform original [...]
Charlton—“We save energy one house at a time.” That’s how Sue Meacham sums up the business that she and her husband, Mark, have run since 1986. They can recommend systems that will provide the highest levels of comfort and the greatest savings.
Southborough – For Sue Loverso, 48, a 2008 trip to the Trapeze School New York (TSNY) with Girl Scout Troop 72766 sparked an addiction to aerial acrobatics.
“I participated with the girls and was completely hooked by the time I left class,” said Loverso. “I went back a month later and it has been a part of my life ever since.”
Shrewsbury – As part of the “Sewing for Hope” project, an initiative to sew dresses for orphan girls in the Kagera section of Northwest Tanzania, a group of 23 women from The Village at Orchard Meadow have been busy stitching. The women, who began sewing Jan. 14, have made a total of 203 dresses.
Northborough – Far surpassing their target goal of $12,000, employees from the Northborough Wegmans store presented a check for $26,201 to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) April 29 after the store’s successful “Check Out Hunger” campaign.
Marlborough – Esther Virginia Mary Merlini Berte recently celebrated her 90th birthday. A resident of Marlborough her entire life, she worked in the shoe industry and then at a factory making raincoats for the Navy during World War II. Her sons Gibbie and Richard recall her saying that that she and her girlfriends would often [...]
Southborough – Southborough resident Donna McDaniel was named an Unsung Heroine at a ceremony April 29 at the Massachusetts Statehouse. She has displayed the virtues of community service through varied careers including teacher, historical author, local journalist and public information coordinator for the State Department of Revenue. In 1978, McDaniel was the first woman elected selectman in Southborough.
The ceremony is presented annually by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the commonwealth to full equality. This year, 83 women were recognized.
Shrewsbury – The Stewardship Ministry at St. Mary’s Parish held the first Day of Service April 20 to allow parishioners to “live out their faith as stewards of God’s many blessings,” according to the day’s organizers. Approximately 300 volunteers worked on service projects for three to four hours at locations in Shrewsbury and Worcester.
Northborough/Southborough – Boston-based a cappella group “Sweet Caroline” is scheduled to sing the national anthem at the Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins game at Fenway Park Wednesday, May 8. The all-female group includes Millie Manning, formerly of Northborough, and Molly Lister, formerly of Southborough. The group has been performing together for two years.
Westborough – Teena Porter and her daughter, Sam, 16, meet with Len and Cherylann Gengel at Tatnuck Bookseller April 28. The Gengels were there to promote their book, “Heartache and Hope in Haiti: The Britney Gengel Story: Making Our Daughter’s Last Wish Come True,” which details the story of how they built an orphanage in [...]