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Concert and picnic to celebrate ‘Life in the Huguenot Settlement’

September 7th, 2016

Huguenot Fort
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Oxford – A concert and picnic will be held at the Huguenot Fort, Fort Hill Road, Oxford, Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon to celebrate “Life in the Huguenot Settlement.” Festivities will include a concert by local artists, Huguenot settlement narratives, exhibits and historical displays, presentations, Huguenot essay readings and awards, prizes, and a tour of […]

The case for and against the legalization of recreational marijuana

August 22nd, 2016

Region – Massachusetts voters will be facing a ballot question this about whether the recreational use of marijuana should be legalized. The push for legalization is being driven by the Yes on Four Campaign, a group advocating in support of a 2016 ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. In order to best prepare for this possibility, the Massachusetts State Senate formed a Special Committee on Marijuana last year to take a look at the public policy implications.

Open rehearsals for Assabet Valley Mastersingers

August 20th, 2016

Region – Potential members of Assabet Valley Mastersingers (AVM) will be welcomed at open rehearsals Monday, Aug. 29; Tuesday, Sept. 6; and Monday, Sept. 12. Rehearsal times for these dates and all regular Monday practices to follow will be from 7:30 – 9:45 p.m. at Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St., in Northborough. Preparation […]

Big Brothers get more than they give

August 17th, 2016

Brian Thomson (Photo/submitted)

Region – For the past 12 years, almost every week, Brian Thomson, 57, of Hopkinton, a software project manager at BOSE, has volunteered with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBS of Central Mass/Metrowest). First with Jesse and then Jon, Thomson has fulfilled the organization’s mission: “… to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.”

Boys & Girls Clubs to hold gala Oct. 27

August 17th, 2016

Region – The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest will hold its 11th annual Bids for Kids Auction & Gala Thursday, Oct. 27, at beginning at 5:30 p.m. The event, held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham, will benefit the 3,500 youth served annually at the organization’s three clubhouses in Framingham, Hudson […]

Eighth Annual Briarwood Golf Outing to benefit transport van

August 16th, 2016

Worcester – The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its 8th Annual Golf Outing that will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. Proceeds from the event will benefit a 14-seat, wheelchair-accessible van.

The festivities will include a Florida Style Scramble tournament, a cocktail hour and gala dinner, and silent and live auctions and raffle drawings. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available.

Boylston shop offers lessons on a variety of instruments

August 16th, 2016

BF Keith's Music-cr

“I started teaching about 21 years ago,” said Keith Lewis. “I went to Dean College to study music and started teaching when I was 19 in a place in Milford called, ironically, the Music House. I opened this place in mid-November.”

SpencerBANK donates to StandUp for Kids Worcester

August 16th, 2016

Nada Kanaan (l), senior branch manager of SpencerBANK’s Worcester office, and Donna Katsoudas, executive director of the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids
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Region – SpencerBANK recently made a $1,000 donation to the Worcester chapter of StandUp for Kids, an organization whose mission is to end youth homelessness.

“StandUp for Kids plays a very important role in our community,” said K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO of SpencerBANK. “We are pleased to support this organization and their mission to improve the lives of children.”

Avidia donates $2,000 to the Westborough Education Foundation

August 16th, 2016

(l to r) Rhiannon Hernandez, Westborough assistant vice president market manager of Avidia Bank; Maureen Johnson, president of the Westborough Education Foundation; Suzanne Laperle, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Kim Perkins, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank
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Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Westborough Education Foundation. This donation is to help fund grant requests from teachers. 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 soldiers complete training exercise at Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center

August 14th, 2016

Region – Members of a task force with the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully completed the rigors of a force-on-force training exercise July 29 at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) at Fort Polk Louisiana. Soldiers were expected to be deployed home by Aug. 5. The troops, with more […]

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