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‘Santapalooza’ concert is coming to Shrewsbury

November 21st, 2017

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – A regional holiday tradition is continuing with Dave Rivers of Grafton and his fellow-musician friends working overtime as Santa’s helpers. The ninth annual Santapalooza: Concert for a Claus to benefit the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 5 p.m.

Law enforcement, mental health care converge as jail diversion programs expand

November 21st, 2017

By Dakota Antelman, Contributing Writer
Marlborough/Hudson – Police and social workers have been working together to address the convergence of mental health care and law enforcement in Marlborough for nearly a decade. As the mental health crisis deepens, organizers hope to expand the Jail Diversion Program that facilitates that cooperation.

Hudson churches provide annual Christmas Community Dinner Dec. 9

November 20th, 2017

Hudson – St. Luke’s Church and the First United Methodist Church cordially invite one and all to the third annual Christmas Community Dinner sponsored by both churches. The dinner will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at the First United Methodist, 34 Felton St., Hudson, at 5 p.m. The event is free of charge. Come enjoy […]

‘Victorian Christmas’ music at the Northborough Historical Society Dec. 1

November 20th, 2017

Northborough – The Northborough Historical Society, 52 Main St., will present “A Victorian Christmas: A Celebration of Music” Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Diane Taraz will present beloved carols and the fascinating stories behind their origins, performing in a hand-sewn 1850’s dress and playing dulcimer and parlor guitar. The program is free and open […]

‘Paws and Policy’ discussion in Worcester Nov. 27

November 19th, 2017

Region – State Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and the Humane Society of the U.S. State Director Stephanie Harris will speak about how you can turn your compassion for animals into effective action. “Paws and Policy: Turning Compassion into Action” will be held Monday, Nov. 27, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Road, Worcester.

GE vice president speaks at Foundation for MetroWest’s Community Leadership Breakfast

November 19th, 2017

Region – Business leader Ann R. Klee spoke to a crowded room at the Boston Marriott Newton as keynote speaker for the Foundation for MetroWest’s sixth Community Leadership Breakfast, “Business Leaders and Community Philanthropy: An Essential Partnership,” Oct. 27.

Food pantry in Natick helps local communities in Metrowest

November 16th, 2017

Region – On a beautiful street in Natick sits a lovely Cape home that houses food and other essentials for people in financial distress. Inside this special place is the location of a nonprofit program called A Place to Turn. This program was established in 1979, and originally started in the private home of Joe and Edna Gillis who recognized the hardships that exist in the suburbs. They felt that this issue is not exclusively an urban problem. Seeing the need for so many people, the site was then moved to the grounds of the Hartford Street Presbyterian Church at 99 Hartford St.

New stamp to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research

November 15th, 2017

Region – The U.S. Postal Service recently previewed the image of the Alzheimer’s Semipostal fundraising stamp.

Epicurean restaurant is open at Assabet Valley

November 15th, 2017

Region – Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s restaurant, the Epicurean Room, is open for the 2017-18 school year. The regular schedule will be Wednesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., with an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch each Thursday for $9 per person, which includes salad bar, soup, a variety of meats, vegetables and starches, as well as a dessert and beverage.

Worcester Art Museum to offer December workshops

November 15th, 2017

Worcester – The Worcester Art Museum will offer a wide selection of Studio Programs for adults, teens, youth and families this December. Adult workshops are open to a range of abilities, and cover many interests, including drawing, painting, block printing, photography and more. Workshops vary in length with some running one, two and four days. […]

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