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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.

Westborough native remembers her cousin, Eli Whitney Jr.

November 12th, 2015

Eli Whitney Jr. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – As a young child growing up in Westborough, I attended all the Westborough schools, which included three years at the Eli Whitney School. It wasn’t until years later, while studying my family’s genealogy that I realized that way back then, Eli Jr. would have been my first cousin.

Westborough doctor goes from the pediatric ICU to the lecture hall

November 12th, 2015

Dr. Maureen Hillier (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – When Dr. Maureen Hillier was in kindergarten, she already knew that she wanted to be a nurse. According to Hillier, she has always followed the strong work ethic of her Irish immigrant parents — her dad, a municipal worker, and her mom, a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

Southborough man reinvents himself after liver transplant

November 12th, 2015

Dave McLaughlin, owner of Mac’s Wraps
Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Southborough – Dave (Mac) McLaughlin, 49, knew that he could not go back to carpentry after his June 2014 liver transplant. To the benefit of many, he has traded two-by-four boards for hickory wood chips, which he uses in his smoker at Mac’s Wraps, located in a food trailer next to Lamy’s Insurance Agency at 5 East Main St. in Southborough.

Southborough children’s author promotes first book

November 11th, 2015

Lorraine Gilmore

Southborough – According to Lorraine Gilmore of Southborough, the biggest lesson she learned from writing and self-publishing her first children’s picture book, “Matilde,” is that writing was easier than marketing it. Yet, she has a managed to schedule upcoming promotional appearances in Lancaster, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Upton and Westborough.

Webster Five donates $4,000 to the Central Mass. Housing Alliance

November 2nd, 2015

(l to r) Sam Bitar, executive director of the Webster Five Foundation and business analyst, Webster Five; Kate Kerr, walk & run coordinator, Central Mass. Housing Alliance; Richard Leahy, CEO and president, Webster Five; Grace Carmark, executive director, Central Mass. Housing Alliance. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Webster Five Foundation announced that as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it donated $4,000 to the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc. (CMHA). The funds supported the annual Walk for the Homeless. The alliance is committed to helping the communities of Greater Worcester County respond to the […]

Verizon Wireless donates to YWCA of Central Mass.

November 2nd, 2015

Linda Cavaioli (center), executive director of the YWCA of Central Massachusetts, surrounded by Verizon Wireless employees. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Verizon Wireless, a company committed to the prevention of domestic violence, recently presented $2,500 to the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. Verizon supports survivors and increases awareness of this issue through its HopeLine phone recycling program. The donated funds will be used to support the organization’s “Brighter Tomorrow’s Economic Empowerment” program. The check was […]

SpencerBANK donates to Abby’s House

November 2nd, 2015

(l to r) Lori Kowal, SpencerBANK vice president of marketing, Stephanie Page, Abby’s House executive director, and Justina Lachapelle, Abby’s House development director.

Region – SpencerBANK recently donated $1,750 to Abby’s House, a local organization that provides emergency shelter, affordable housing and advocacy services to homeless women and children in Worcester County. This donation goes to benefit the organization’s Buy-A-Bed Campaign, providing women and children a warm and safe place to sleep. “This is a wonderful organization with […]

Westborough names father and son Veterans Day co-grand marshals

November 1st, 2015

(l to r) Brent French, chair, Westborough Veterans Advisory Board, Grand Marshals Ruano Andrew Lampi and his son Martin Andrew Lampi, and Ken Ferrera, veterans’ services officer, Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Ruano Andrew Lampi and his son Martin Andrew Lampi were named co-grand marshals of the 2015 Westborough Veterans Day Parade. Ruano was born in Gardner Aug. 12, 1929, and spent his formative years in East Templeton, until he and his family moved to Westborough in 1966. He graduated Templeton High School before going […]

Shrewsbury native to perform in ‘Elf the Musical’ in Boston

November 1st, 2015

Nick Silverio (Photo/Jordan Matter)

Shrewsbury – It’s been another busy year for Nick Silverio since graduating from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) in 2013. After studying business as a freshman in 2013-2014 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania while performing with its Arts House Dance Company, he decided to take a gap year. That plan has been extended as Silverio completes a five-city tour of “Elf the Musical,” including performances from Tuesday, Nov 17, through Sunday, Dec 6, at the Wang Theatre of the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

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