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Car wash raises over $8,500 for Boys & Girls Clubs

October 15th, 2015

Volunteers at the Mathworks car wash. (Photo/submitted)

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.

Avidia donates to St. Anthony School.

October 12th, 2015

R Avidia donates to St. Anthony rs

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.

Local Tai Chi instructor shares his passion through teaching

October 8th, 2015

Bill Riordan practices Tai Chi every day for at least 20 minutes.
Photo/Jacqueline Jeon-Chapman

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.”

Red Dress Run raises $300 for charity

October 6th, 2015

Participants in the sixth annual Red Dress Run in Worcester. (Photo/submitted)

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 […]

Baypath Humane Society unveils its new ‘Real Life Room’

October 4th, 2015

Gathered at the grand opening of its new “Real Life Room” are (l to r) Elizabeth Jefferis, Baypath executive director, Sandra Gittlen, Baypath board member/event organizer; Susan Rossnick, Baypath Board president; Kristi Belheumer, Board vice president; Rep. Carolyn Dykema; and Amy Kinne, director of business development for Especially for Pets. (Photo/submitted)

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 […]

Marlborough vocalist to perform with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

October 2nd, 2015

Grace Hughes
photo/Erlyn Ordinario

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.

Westborough motorcyclist rides over 10,000 miles from coast to coast

October 2nd, 2015

Michael Fitzpatrick

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.

RTN Federal Credit Union presents $25,000 to Mass. Coalition for Homeless

September 28th, 2015

(l to r) RTN Treasurer and Chief Executive Officer Richard E. Wright; Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director Robyn Frost; RTN Senior Vice President of Retail Services Nicole James; and RTN Assistant Vice President for Business Development Sarita Ledani. (Photo/submitted)

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 […]

High school friends, cancer survivors, to participate in Jimmy Fund walk

September 21st, 2015

Algonquin Regional High School seniors Maddie Collins (left) and Sophia Jessiman will participate in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk.

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.

Shrewsbury High student ambassadors lead 9/11 project for veterans

September 16th, 2015

(l to r) Seniors Jack Rischitelli, Julie Fitzpatrick, Madison Busick, Allison Easterbrook, Mrinalini Nagarajan and Jaehyun Lee make cards for local veterans during their lunch hour.
Photo/Nance Ebert

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.

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