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Annual Armed Forces Day community event to honor military service

May 3rd, 2016

Region – Active and retired military personnel will be honored by the communities of Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northborough and Grafton at the second annual Armed Forces Day event Saturday, May 21, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at SAC Park, 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury. The event was organized by state senators Harriette Chandler, D-Worcester, James Eldridge, D-Acton, […]

New wellness nurse hours at Northborough Senior Center

May 3rd, 2016

Northborough – The Northborough Senior Center is now partnering with SALMON VNA & Hospice to provide an onsite wellness nurse. The nurse will offer a clinic on the third Tuesday of every month from 12:30 – 2 p.m., which will include general health screening and education, referrals, preventative health care advice, medication consultations, and glucose screening for those individuals who bring their own glucometers.

Assabet Valley MCJROTC Grand National Champions

May 2nd, 2016

Region – The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AVMCJROTC) from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough was represented at the Joint Service Grand National Championship Competition in Orlando, Fla., April 22-24. The cadets participated in the following events: Physical Fitness Test, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight, Brain Brawl (Academic evaluation of military, scholastic, current events, and general knowledge), marksmanship, inspection, Color Guard, and Dual Exhibition with arms.

Local Vietnam War veterans get properly welcomed home

May 2nd, 2016

Vietnam War veterans stand as the national anthem is sung.

Region – Local Vietnam War veterans experienced a welcome home April 30 that they didn’t get when they returned from serving during a time of political turmoil. Organizing the ceremony came about because of a common concern heard by Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Service District.

“I heard a recurring theme: ‘We weren’t welcomed home very well,’” he relayed. “Perceptions have changed over time. Let’s try to do it right. We’re here to say, ‘Welcome home – decades later.’”

St. John’s baseball continues to dominate with win over Doherty High

May 1st, 2016

Region – St. John’s High baseball has long been synonymous with winning baseball and the squad’s fast start to the 2016 season has done nothing to dispel its reputation as one of the area’s finest.

Area gymnasts to participate in regional competition

April 26th, 2016

Gymnasts Lizzie Meschisen, Madison Bromm, Sophia Harper and Mary Faletra will compete at the Xcel Regional Championships May 21-22.
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Region – Four area gymnasts from Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) in Shrewsbury are heading to the Xcel Regional Championships the weekend of May 21-22 at Shrewsbury High School. They will be competing with other gymnasts from New England and New York.

Taking a contemporary approach to community banking

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Michael Allard, Katelin Cwieka and CarrieAnne Cormier of Avidia Bank
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Westborough—Avidia Bank prides itself on being a community bank—at the cutting edge of customer service and communication.

Despite its size, nine branches in the Metrowest area, Avidia was, for example, the first bank on the East Coast to offer Cardless Cash, permitting customers to access its ATMs with their smartphones.

Letter to Editor: Recognizing the loss of 1.5 million Armenian Martyrs

April 25th, 2016

April 24th is the 101st commemoration of the Armenian Genocide. Our history is well documented; save for some who think that revising history somehow changes it. We should never forget April 24, 1915, through 1923, when Armenian intellectuals and community leaders were rounded up and murdered, or forced into death marches. This massacre left over 1.5 million Armenian dead from the actions of Young Turk Government members.

Oldest Girl Scout in Worcester honored by Shrewsbury troops

April 22nd, 2016

Janice Reidy with Shrewsbury Girl Scouts. (Photo/submitted)

Region – On March 21, Notre Dame Health Care in Worcester celebrated resident Janice (Paschel) Reidy’s 105th birthday. The City of Worcester presented her with the key to the city, where she resided with her late husband Philip Reidy. They both served in World War II and were stationed at an Army Base in Long […]

Avidia donates to the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

April 20th, 2016

(l to r) Kristin Costello, Clinton branch manager of Avidia Bank; Antonia G. McGuire, president and CEO of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center; Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank
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Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center. This donation is to help purchase a new autoclave for the dental clinic in Clinton. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

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