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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.

Shrewsbury mom creates organization to promote worldwide autism acceptance

January 7th, 2017

Jagger holding the first book in the “Jagger’s World of Autism” series.

Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury mom Stacey Levine Lavely witnessed her son’s touching performance of “Let It Go” in a local talent show in April, she was hit with inspiration.

Sculpting studio creates niche in downtown Hudson

January 6th, 2017


Hudson/Shrewsbury – Garrett Prince of Shrewsbury brings a lifetime of experience as an artist to his most recent venture. In August 2016, he and his girlfriend Maureen Conlon of Hudson opened I Sculpt U. He now teaches sculpting in their studio overlooking Wood Square at 14 Main St., Suite 1, in downtown Hudson.

Prince developed an interest in sculpting at age 3 when his parents bought him clay.

Grafton woman uses dance therapy to help children

January 6th, 2017

Brigit Catalanotti, dance movement therapist and dance instructor

Grafton – Brigit Catalanotti has been dancing since the age of 4. As a dance movement therapist, she continues to use her passion for dance to help others.

While attending Assumption College in Worcester, Catalanotti studied human services and social rehabilitation. She knew she would be involved with helping children some day.

Westborough Women’s Club meeting to feature talk on home staging

January 6th, 2017

Westborough – The January meeting of the Westborough Women’s Club will feature a presentation on “Downsizing and Home Staging” by Laurie Nordman of Next Stage Associates Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 12 p.m. A light lunch and a brief business meeting will precede the program, which will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 102 […]

Apple Tree Arts to present ‘Madagascar’

January 6th, 2017


Grafton – Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe and their friends on a hilarious adventure in Apple Tree Arts’ production of “Madagascar-A Musical Adventure Jr.” Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd., Grafton. Admission is $10 for […]

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