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Antique puzzle exhibit at Briarwood Gallery beginning Sept. 3

August 15th, 2017

Region – The Briarwood Community will feature an exhibition of hand-cut wood jigsaw puzzles dating back nearly 200 years from the private collection of Briarwood resident Bob Armstrong. “The Wonderful World of Wood Puzzles: An Exhibition of Hand Cut Wood Jigsaw Puzzles,” will be on display at the Gallery of Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, Sunday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Nov. 2.

Sutton Garden Club meeting to feature renowned author Kerry Ann Mendez

August 15th, 2017

Region – Nationally renowned author Kerry Ann Mendez will be the speaker for the Sutton Garden Club (SGC) meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, starting promptly at 7 p.m., at the Dudley-Gendron American Legion Post 414, 156 Boston Road in Sutton. Light refreshments will be served. The Blackstone Valley Garden Club and the Grafton Garden Club are partnering with SGC for this event. Club members for all three clubs are welcome to attend at no charge. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. to provide attendees the chance to view and purchase copies of Mendez’s books. Parking is available on both sides of the Legion Post.

Avidia donates to Girls Inc. of Worcester

August 15th, 2017

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Girls Inc. of Worcester. This donation is to assist with the cost of the Eureka program.

Local band ‘Prying Eyes’ hopes to inspire others through music

August 7th, 2017

Region – For Prying Eyes band members Dan St. Louis and Eli James, the beginning of their musical journey together was serendipitous. Both auditioning for spots in another band, the duo met after “[liking] what they heard from each other.” Upon discovering that they both favored, as St. Louis calls it, a “straight ahead, non-gimmicky” brand of rock music they formed the band now known as Prying Eyes.

Local foundation helps with testing and treatment of Lyme disease

August 7th, 2017

Region – Lyme disease is one of the most misunderstood and controversial diseases across our country. Getting properly diagnosis and treatment options are extremely difficult. I quickly found this out after losing my Mom, Jeanne to complications from untreated late-stage Lyme disease.

Ninth annual Briarwood Golf Outing to be held Sept. 28

August 6th, 2017

Region – The Briarwood Community is accepting registrations for its ninth annual Golf Outing Thursday, Sept. 28, at Wachusett Country Club in West Boylston. Proceeds from the event will benefit a backup emergency generator for resident safety, comfort and care. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m.

Foundation for MetroWest receives national recognition

August 5th, 2017

Region – Foundation for MetroWest recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence – National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. This program establishes legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.

Grafton Police host 12th National Night Out locally

August 2nd, 2017

Grafton – For the 12th year, Grafton residents and visitors joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 1 by celebrating the 34rd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department.

Cadets graduate from Middlesex Sheriff’s Youth Public Safety Academy

August 1st, 2017

Region – The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) concluded the second week of the Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) July 21 with graduation a ceremony at  Chelmsford High School.

Over 180 cadets, ages 8-12, from Arlington, Billerica, Malden and Marlborough spent five days learning from members of the MSO, as well as local police and fire officials. This is the 18th year of the YPSA program.

Assabet team’s robot throws out first pitch at Bravehearts’ game

July 31st, 2017

Region – Students from the Robotics Team at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School were recently invited to Worcester Bravehearts baseball game at Holy Cross’ Fitton Field. The robot they built threw out the first pitch of the game.

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