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Children hold trike-a-thon to raise money for St. Jude’s

November 11th, 2016

Ava M., 4, from Worcester, raised over $800 for St. Jude’s.

Shrewsbury – The students of God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten at the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury recently held their annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Trike-A-Thon to raise awareness and funds for children and families affected by childhood cancer. The students collected donations and then rode their trikes at school. The entire school raised $2,550. Each […]

Community chorus marks 45 years of music

November 10th, 2016

Director and Founder of Northborough Area Community Chorus Anthony Volpe. Photo/courtesy NACC

Northborough – Sixteen students taking an adult education music class in 1972 were just not ready for their singing group to dissolve on the last day of class. The students’ enthusiasm and their teacher Anthony Volpe’s love for music were the drive to create the Northborough Area Community Chorus (NACC).

Drewry attends Green Berets ceremony at Arlington to honor JFK

November 10th, 2016


Westborough – Ever since he served in the U.S. Army’s Green Berets in the Vietnam War, where he earned a Purple Heart for wounds suffered during combat and a Bronze Star for valor, Denzil Drewry has been a staunch advocate for veterans’ rights.

Girls Scouts collecting jeans for charity project

November 9th, 2016


Northborough – Troop 30155 Girls Scouts Maeve Grandpre and Anna Long are working toward earning their Girl Scout Silver Award by collecting new or gently used jeans for kids and teens. The jeans will be redistributed to children in need in the Worcester county area. The jeans can be in the form of pants, shorts […]

Delly’s Consignment Boutique announces open house and fundraiser

November 8th, 2016

Juleen Weber 
Owner, Delly’s Consignment Boutique

Sudbury – Delly’s Consignment Boutique is a mainstream and designer resale store, located at 345 Boston Post Road, Sudbury.  Delly’s has delighted shoppers with their women’s, men’s and kids’  fashions that are classic, stylish and trendy. The shop was founded by a serial consignor and is considered one of the most consignor friendly boutiques in […]

Apple Tree Arts hires new music teachers

November 6th, 2016

Alaina Calloway Bolton

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts has hired two teachers to support growth in the nonprofit community school of the arts’ private music and voice student enrollment. Alaina Calloway Bolton is teaching piano and voice students while Russ Arnold is directing ensembles for the Grafton-based music and theatre arts school. Calloway Bolton has five years’ experience […]

Women leaders thriving at Mirick O’Connell

November 5th, 2016

Mirick O’Connell’s Diane Power, executive director, and Joan Vorster, partner, at the firm’s 100th anniversary celebration in June.

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer   Region – It’s not unusual today to find women in all types of careers; it is more uncommon, however, to find them in leadership roles. When Diane Power and Joan Vorster embarked on their careers decades ago, they were considered trailblazers in their fields. Now they are again proving […]

Briarwood to host World War I propaganda poster exhibit

November 5th, 2016

A poster from the exhibit, “Uncle Sam Wants You! The Propaganda Posters of WWI.” Photo/submitted

Worcester- The Briarwood Community is pleased to announce the final public art exhibit in a series of six for 2016. “Uncle Sam Wants You! The Propaganda Posters of WWI,” collected by Gordon Lankton, will be on display Sunday, Nov. 6 through Friday, Dec. 30 at The Gallery at Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester.

Northborough seniors share experiences through book of memoirs

November 4th, 2016


Northborough – In the introduction to “So Many Lives, So Many Stories” by members of the Northborough Senior Center Memoir Writing group, the group’s founder, Cathy Cairns, laments about never knowing her grandparents or what they were like.

AFC Urgent Care to offer free flu shots for veterans

November 3rd, 2016


Region – On Veterans’ Day, Friday Nov. 11, AFC Urgent Care’s Marlborough and Natick centers will be offering free flu shots to all veterans as a way to thank them for their service. No appointment is necessary but those participating should bring proof of their service such as a military ID. The centers will be […]

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