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Friends of FIT, Corridor Nine bring holiday joy and meals to homeless families

Westborough - Maria Bolf had never experienced homelessness. She said she worked all of her life, up until she underwent surgery and was unable to keep her job. Money got tight, and before long she said her family found itself choosing between paying bills and buying food. For the last two weeks, Bolf, her husband, and three of her children have been living in a hotel room in Shrewsbury, which is a long way from their former home in Fall River. They were placed there by the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance.

United Way partners with local agencies to bring food to homebound seniors

Marlborough - The United Way of Tri-County's Marlborough Community Cupboard, in partnership with BayPath Elder Services, the City of Marlborough, Marlborough Senior Center, and...

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...

Foundation for MetroWest launches $55,000 summer hunger challenge

Region - School is out for the summer, which for many kids means sunny days snacking on watermelon, making s’mores at summer camp and trips out for ice cream. But for nearly 20,000 MetroWest school children it means no longer having access to vital in-school food programs such as free and reduced lunch. Throughout the MetroWest region, the reality is that many children, as well as elders, individuals with disabilities and those in emergency situations will struggle this summer and in the coming year finding enough to eat.

Westborough church group helps Pennsylvania residents in need

Westborough – This summer, 27 youth and seven adults, including parishioners from the Congregational Church of Westborough's Senior High Youth Group, traveled to Pennsylvania where they worked on a variety of programs to assist residents in need. According to one of the adult leaders, Art Sharkey, this was the eighth consecutive year the Westborough group has participated in a mission of this type. Over the course of the week-long program, the group split up to work at sites in Harbor Creek and Erie.

Imagine Project supports veterans

Marlborough - More than 20 years ago, Marlborough resident Julie Ciolino, a volunteer at a local nursing home, met a Vietnam veteran who had served his country. Upon his return home, he was unable to resume his life, couldn’t cope with the change and eventually moved into a nursing home.

Spirit of Shrewsbury kicks off with oil assistance fundraiser

Shrewsbury – This year's Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival will begin earlier than usual with a first-time fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Ski Ward to benefit Shrewsbury Oil Assistance Relief (SOAR). "Let Your Spirit SOAR" will raise funds to help residents in need of an emergency oil delivery this winter.

Kids and grown-ups help Northborough Education Foundation 

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Northborough – Kids and grown-ups wore their fancy attire Feb. 10 when they attended the second annual Gala Jr....

Hudson firefighter aids hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico

Hudson - Hudson firefighter John Carolan spent a week on an island lucky to have dodged the full force of Hurricane Irma. He returned less than a week after leaving to find that same island decimated by the direct hit of Hurricane Maria.

Westborough Library named recipient of ‘Hannaford Helps’ program

Westborough - Friends of the Westborough Public Library (FOWPL), a nonprofit committed to support the public library, has been selected as a beneficiary of...