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Friday, August 23, 2019

“The Therapy Trio” shares a special kind of comfort

Westborough - It has been well documented the effects of therapy dogs on those needing comfort, whether they be children, elders, or victims of trauma. But as Westborough residents Tania and Bob Pano will tell you, although not as well known, cats can perform this type of work as well. Once a week, the couple, along with Cassie, their 8-year-old Golden Retriever, and Lynsey Lu and MacKenzie Connor, two Scottish Fold cats, visit with elders who live in senior communities in Westborough and Worcester. The "Therapy Trio," as the pets are known, also helped to provide comfort to those gathered near the finish of the Boston Marathon for eight straight weekends after the April 15 bombings.

Local resident gives introduction to Vietnam

Marlborough - An introduction to Vietnam, a country of natural beauty with a unique heritage, was presented recently by Marlborough resident Theresa Vu at the Marlborough Senior Center.  Included were informational displays, music, and authentic food tastings, served by Patricia Pope, the center’s executive director and Lisa Martino, program coordinator.

Marlborough teens have the “write” stuff

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Library held its first Teen Writing Competition recently. Teens who live in or attend a school from Marlborough were...

Sunlovers Tanning offers free tan in exchange for clothing drive donation

  Marlborough – Sunlovers Tanning, 530 Boston Post Road, Marlborough will be hosting through Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 a clothing drive to benefit Big Brothers...

Marlborough Savings Bank engages in friendly competition to benefit local youngsters

Marlborough - Marlborough Savings Bank (MSB) employees and members of the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest in Marlborough recently engaged in a friendly game of basketball for the first time. The event was proposed by Christopher DiBenedetto, MSB vice president/risk officer. “I noticed that this type of event has been popular at other institutions, and thought it would be an excellent fit for our employees,” DiBenedetto said. “This is just another example of how MSB is intertwined in the community.”

Hudson couple to run Boston Marathon for Hopkinton respite center

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson/Hopkinton – Monica and Steve Burnett of Hudson work at Dell EMC in Hopkinton and are active members of...

Dykema launches MetroWest Veterans Consortium

Southborough – State Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, recently joined veterans and fellow legislators across the MetroWest region to launch the MetroWest Veterans Consortium. "I am...

Friends of Northborough Library honors two locals

Northborough - The Friends of the Northborough Library, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has granted the first Library Service Award to Hayley...

Northborough resident bolsters citizens’ mutual support though nonprofit work

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Northborough - From as far back as she can remember, Northborough resident Mary Robbins can recall her mother being involved...

Westborough Girl Scouts hike the Appalachian Trail for 100th birthday

Westborough - The GO (Girls Outdoors) Girl Scout group of the Westborough Girl Scouts recently hiked the Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts. In honor of...