June 16th, 2014
Marlborough – The Marlborough Police Department and a group of Brazilian pastors and priests from Marlborough churches met on the soccer field June 7 to raise money for David Badaro, an 11-year-old fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma. David is entering his third month of chemotherapy and will begin radiation therapy toward the end of the summer. The [...]
June 15th, 2014
Shrewsbury – A few months ago, the Community Advocate reported plans for “A Heart for Art,” a fundraiser hosted by Sherwood Middle School with proceeds going toward the purchase of a therapy pool for Shrewsbury resident Art Ward. He suffered a stroke two weeks after his wife, Kristen, began working as a secretary at the school in 2011. According to Kristen, the fundraiser was an even bigger success than they anticipated.
June 12th, 2014
Northborough – No one from Northborough has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award since 1996. But on June 2, four girls from Northborough – Bridget Owen, Alyssa Pfannenstiel, Ariel Thompson and Elizabeth Wig – received this award at the Northborough Girl Scout Bridging and Awards Ceremony at Marion E. Zeh School.
June 10th, 2014
Westborough – Over the past two years, dozens of local men and women have taken part in an initiative to help bring joy – in the form of a bright, colorful dress – to some of the poorest girls in the world.
June 9th, 2014
Westborough – Westborough resident Marty Newark turned 90 on June 9 and while he was looking forward to celebrating with his family, there was one wish he really had in mind. Newark hoped to finish his legacy project of building and installing 100 nesting boxes for bluebirds. And thanks to a local Boy Scout, Matthew Buffo, that dream became a reality on Newark’s birthday.
June 8th, 2014
Over 80 golfers gathered at the Marlborough Country Club June 3 to play in the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s (MRCC) 40th Annual Premier Golf Outing (PGO).
June 8th, 2014
Westborough – Students from Danielle King’s second grade class at the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School “buzz” about outside the Salmon Health and Retirement complex after performing a show for the residents June 6.
June 7th, 2014
Region – Former Mass. Governor Bill Weld attended a fundraiser at the Worcester Country Club June 6 to show support for Karyn Polito, who is running for lieutenant governor with Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker this fall. Polito, a resident of Shrewsbury, is a former state representative.
June 5th, 2014
Marlborough – In observance of National Senior Health and Fitness Day, a luncheon was served May 28 at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club with awards presented to deserving guests. The highlight was the announcement of the 18th annual George Fortin Fit for Life Award and the second annual Effie Ann Thompkins Community Service Award. Each of the award’s namesake was in attendance.
As is the custom, that morning began with the Al Kursonis Memorial Tennis Tournament. This year, three winners were recognized by Darren McLaughlin, general manager of Wayside.
June 4th, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) received a 33,000-pound food drop off from Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL) and General Mills June 3.
The donation is a part of OSJL’s “Three Square Meals” program. According to company officials, the program provides food donations at important times throughout the year. As the program has grown, the company has become a leading food bank supporter throughout New England.