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Veterans’ Services District hosts Holiday Celebration

December 21st, 2015

Jimmy J. Belanger, 6, gets a gift from Santa.

Region – On Dec. 20, a first-time Holiday Celebration at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough was attended by residents of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District (CMVD), which includes Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough.

Happy retirement, Alice!

December 18th, 2015

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Southborough – Last January we profiled the dynamic Alice Kavanaugh, who, at age 95, was still working as an administrative assistant at the Southborough Senior Center. Kavanaugh, a longtime volunteer with the center, eagerly took on the job in her 80s, in spite of the fact that it required her to learn computer and data […]

Avidia donates to MetroWest Legal Services

December 17th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Elizabeth A. Soule, executive director of MetroWest Legal Services; and David Morticelli, AVP market manager of Marlborough Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to MetroWest Legal Services. This donation will be used for its Eviction Defense Project. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury Education Foundation to honor community volunteer Beth Casavant

December 17th, 2015

Community Service Award recipient Beth Casavant. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s educational grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Beth Casavant for her outstanding service to the community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools at the annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner Saturday, Jan. 23, […]

Shrewsbury Garden Club hosts annual Holiday House Tour

December 17th, 2015

For the past 18 years, Jim and Hannah Kane have acted as stewards of this 1751 former tavern.

Shrewsbury – Since 1957, the Shrewsbury Garden Club has supported many community beautification projects. Members recently held a Holiday House Tour to raise money for their various missions.

The oldest home on the tour was the former Pease Tavern built in 1751 and now owned by Jim and State Representative Hannah Kane. The Porter House was built in 1846 as part of the Howe family farm.

Community involvement important to Northborough resident

December 17th, 2015

Northborough – Resident Amy Rogers works as an attorney with Traveler’s Insurance and is mom to four kids ranging from ages 3 to 11. Yet, she juggles her busy schedule to be able to give back to the community.

Westborough High swimmers thrive under new competition format

December 17th, 2015

Westborough High School swim team captains Hailey Limoges and Greg Cervenak. (Photo/John Orrell)

Westborough – Competitive high school swimming is undergoing a major transformation beginning this season that will alter the course of the sport for years to come.

Shelter has urgent need for dog foster homes

December 16th, 2015

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  Hopkinton – Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. urgently needs foster homes for a handful of dogs in need. Fostering involves providing love, care, and shelter for an animal until they find their forever home. The shelter’s greatest need is for adult only, pet-free foster homes. A fenced yard would be ideal. The shelter […]

Local firefighter fundraises as calendar cover man

December 15th, 2015

Seamus Shanley pictured on the cover of “Worcester’s Smokin' Hot Heroes” 2016 calendar to benefit the Box 4 Special Services.


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Seamus Shanley of Shrewsbury is a Marine Corps veteran, Worcester firefighter and marathoner. Now, he’s also the cover man of “Worcester’s Smokin’ Hot Heroes” 2016 calendar to benefit the Box 4 Special Services. Between the calendar covers are other shirtless Worcester firefighters representing each month for a […]

Boston Marathon bound for UMass Cellucci ALS Fund

December 15th, 2015

Sue Beaulieu and Jamie Miller collect donations for the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund team in the 2016 Boston Marathon.

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Hudson- Longtime gym buddies Sue Beaulieu and Jamie Miller of Hudson already shared common interests before they realized that each of their families has been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Beaulieu’s father, Jack Veo, passed away from ALS in March 2014. Miller’s brother, Terry Nash, currently has ALS.

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