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Hotdog Safari returns to support Worcester County Food Bank

Region – A group of Worcester residents is turning a former childhood tradition into a way to support the Worcester County Food Bank. The...

Quilts for a cause

Shrewsbury-Fifteen members of Mount Olivet Lutheran Church have been busy again this year making and tying quilts. A total of 60 quilts were made,...

United Way of Tri-County Tools for School backpack drive under way

Region – Close to 700 families with school-age children in the Metrowest/I-495 area will receive backpacks filled with school supplies through the United Way of Tri-County’s Tools for School program. For 22 years, the United Way of Tri-County has been bringing together local businesses, faith organizations, and individuals to hold supply drives and sponsor children with a backpack and school supplies for their first day back to school.

Moms turn grief into recovery through local support group

Marlborough – A pair of mothers who lost their sons to drug overdose are using their tragedy to help others. Kathy Leonard lost her 27-year-old son Jonathan Testa in December and Cheryl Juaire lost her son Corey Merrill, 23, in 2011 – both to heroin overdose.

Pedaling to end cancer

Marlborough - Bicyclists participate in the ninth annual Pedal to End Cancer (formerly known as Spin for Hope), a three-hour indoor cycling event to...

Westborough Rotary’s Free Holiday Shop helps more than 90 families

Westborough - For well over a decade, the Westborough Rotary Club and Westborough Youth and Family Services have partnered to hold their annual Free Holiday Store where parents and guardians can select presents for their children who might otherwise receive none. “This year, there were 91 families that came through with 186 children benefiting this year. Just knowing that we are truly able to make a difference in so many people’s lives is quite rewarding,” said Julia O’Neil-Welch, WYFS administrative assistant.

PENTA raises over 300 toys for local children

Westborough – For the third consecutive year, PENTA Communications, Inc., an integrated marketing firm located at 208 Turnpike Road in Westborough, was one of...

New co-ed Scouting option for Northborough, Southborough teens: Venture Crew 11

Northborough- Northborough and Southborough teens have a new option for outdoor adventure, called Venture Crew 11. This unit is different from other Boy and Girl Scouts in town because it is co-ed, and its core focus is adventure and even high-adventure. Venture Crew 11 activities include sailing, canoeing, zip lining, backpacking, or whatever the crew decides to tackle. Jeffrey Somers, of Northborough, along with McKinley Hackett, of Southborough, came up with the idea at a BSA training event last year. The two got to talking and found that they had similar situations with daughters in high school who were interested in doing a variety of outdoor activities, and were looking for an organization that would provide that. They then formed a group of like-minded adults and teenagers and have reformed Crew 11 Venture as a joint Northborough/Southborough unit.

Westborough Senior Center receives donation of Alzheimer’s information basket

Westborough – Recently two members of the Alzheimer’s Partnership of Metro West,  Diane Tonelli,  OTR/L, MSA CDP CADDCT and Doug Peck,  CSA CDP, presented...

Community supports Sofia Sugarman Fund

Grafton – On April 13, 5-year-old Sofia Sugarman of Grafton tragically lost her mother, Kelly, leaving the young girl essentially without her parents. Soon after, the Grafton Police Association established the Sofia Sugarman Fund and pledged the first $1,000. Another opportunity to help Sophia was organized by the Grafton Police Department in conjunction with Homefield Credit Union; state Rep. David Muradian Jr., R-Grafton; Dave Rivers and Jay Hunter.