October 15th, 2015
Region – The Finance and Operations Department of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest held their annual Mathworks car wash Sept. 18. All proceeds from the event go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest. This year it raised over $8,500 to go toward out-of-school programming.
October 12th, 2015
Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to St. Anthony School in Fitchburg. This donation purchased a Chromebook for the school. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.
October 8th, 2015
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Bill Riordan practices Tai Chi every day for at least 20 minutes. He has studied Tai Chi – a Chinese martial art that involves gentle physical exercise and stretching – for 23 years.
“I get a lot out of Tai Chi, and not just the physical benefits,” said Riordan. “A lot of my best friends are people I met through Tai Chi. It also keeps the mind going. Tai Chi is not all that physically demanding. The difficulty comes in remembering what to do.”
October 6th, 2015
Region – The Northborough affiliate of the International Hash House Harriers Running Club announced a $300.69 donation will be made to the Worcester County Food Bank on behalf of the sponsors and participants of the sixth annual Red Dress Run that was completed Sept. 26 in the Canal District of Worcester. Nearly 70 female and […]
October 4th, 2015
Region – Baypath Humane Society welcomed nearly 50 guests to the grand opening of its new “Real Life Room” animal enrichment center. On hand to cut the ribbon were Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Amy Kinne, director of business development at Especially for Pets, a local chain of stores for pet supplies and services. “We […]
October 2nd, 2015
Marlborough – Marlborough resident Grace Hughes, vocalist with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, will perform in the band’s show of Jazz Americana Thursday, Oct. 8, at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, kicking off Aardvark’s 43rd season and celebrating the band’s latest CD, “Deep River.” The club is located at Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road. Admission: $25. Validated parking. For reservations and more information, call 617-562-4111 or visit www.scullersjazz.com.
October 2nd, 2015
Westborough – When the odometer on Michael Fitzpatrick’s new Harley Davidson motorcycle hit 10,509 miles, he had checked off a big item on his bucket list: cruising cross country and back and then some. Fitzgerald, 53, left his home in Westborough July 29, and returned 36 days later.
September 28th, 2015
Region – RTN Federal Credit Union presented a check for $25,000 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Sept. 21. The funds are proceeds raised from Walk Home 2015 in June. “We are grateful to RTN for going above and beyond each year in forwarding our mission to eradicate homelessness from the commonwealth,” said Coalition […]
September 21st, 2015
Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) seniors Sophia Jessiman and Maddie Collins are much more than classmates and friends. Both are cancer survivors who will be participating in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk Sunday, Sept. 27. The event is the nation’s largest single-day fundraiser, whose mission is to raise money for pediatric and adult patient care and cancer research.
September 16th, 2015
Shrewsbury – On Sept. 11, students at Shrewsbury High School participated in a service project to honor local veterans and those who died in the terrorist attack 14 years ago. As part of Project 351, hundreds of cards were made that will be distributed to those who have served.