Region - Sweats for Vets is in its fourth year of providing clothing to homeless veterans in Massachusetts. In 2013, they donated 370 Boston team sweatshirts that were passed out at the Veterans, Inc., homeless shelter in Worcester and the New England Center for Homeless Veterans in Boston. The initiative was started by Mark Vital, a veteran and a sixth-grade teacher at Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marborough, as a way to provide sports-related sweatshirts to homeless veterans at Christmastime.
Shrewsbury - For Sabina Terrades, 47, life has been an extraordinary journey. Terrades was born and raised in France in a home where religion was thought of as a "one of the best man-made scams." "We celebrated Christmas and Easter as fun holidays, but without any real connection to what these holidays actually meant. We did not have a Bible in the house and we did not go to church except to attend weddings, baptisms and funerals." As a child, Terrades suffered child abuse in what she calls a very dysfunctional environment. Still, she was able to focus her attention on her studies and pursue a successful career. In 1988 Terrades received a law degree from Nanterre University in Paris and, in 1992, earned her MBA at Ecole Superieure de Commerce, also in Paris. She moved to the United States in 1994 and, in 1995, married New Yorker Carl Bongiovi. The couple moved to Shrewsbury in 2000.
Northborough – On a drizzly Oct. 29, nine teams of two players competed in the first Cornhole Tournament to benefit a new Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T) scholarship fund at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough. The winners Pinh Pen and Jerry Riel received $100. Second-place players Karen Thornton and Jeff Millar got $50. Each team donated their winnings back to BC4T.
Northborough - The Rotary club of Northborough presented seven $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors at the weekly Rotary luncheon June 13.
Shrewsbury – A Country Western Night fundraising event will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. at SAC Park, (Scandinavian Athletic...
Marlborough - Most Sunday mornings Patti Panzarino can be found attending church service at Greater Grace Christian Fellowship in Marlborough, 187 Pleasant St. Outside of the sanctuary, she is not only a founding member of the band, OLYPSYS, but she has recently been crowned Ms. Wheelchair Massachusetts.
Shrewsbury - Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Shaw’s on Aug. 8 to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB).
Westborough - Zenia Saqib, Westborough Girl Scout troop 30633, recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, Music Buddies Mentorship Program. Zenia's project was a two-part mentorship program designed to provide guidance for beginning musicians in the Westborough High School (WHS) Fine Arts program.
Region - Bill McCarthy worked for almost ten years with Tufts Health Plan and as an independent broker starting his own venture,?Coastal Benefits.?In July...
Marlborough - The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Fresh Start Furniture Program a $3,500 grant to support their efforts in providing furniture and...