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Friday, September 21, 2018

Pride and joy thanks to “Sweats for Vets”

Region – Hundreds of Massachusetts homeless veterans will be able to show their Bruins, Celtics, Patriots or Red Sox pride this winter thanks to the generosity of those who contributed to the annual drive, "Sweats for Vets." The initiative was started by Mark Vital, a sixth-grade teacher at Advanced Math and Science Academy and himself a veteran, several years ago as a way to provide sports-related sweatshirts to homeless veterans each Christmas Eve. Vital's students also collected hundreds of other smaller items such as hats, gloves and socks throughout the last few weeks.

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital supports the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest

Marlborough - Steven Roach, president and CEO of UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital, recently presented a check for $5,000 to Fran Hurley, president and CEO of...

Music Worcester, Inc. announces local winners of Young Artist Competition

Shrewsbury - Music Worcester, Inc., a non-profit cultural organization and presenter of the Worcester Music Festival since 1858, is proud to announce the winners...

Ten ways to volunteer for the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton

Grafton - You can join the fight against hunger in Worcester Country by volunteering at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) at its North Grafton location. Last year, thanks to the work of nearly 11,000 volunteers, the CHP grew and distributed almost 260,000 pounds of fruits and vegetables. That translated to approximately 1.2 million servings of produce.

Southborough Summer Concert Series helps send kids to camp

Southborough - Several years ago, Recreation Director Doreen Ferguson arranged to have a permanent platform built on the Neary Elementary School grounds for the musical entertainment of the annual Southborough Summer Nights. "I had the platform built for Summer Nights with the intention of someday having other events there, too," she said. "It's such a great location for our community events."

Young Westborough girls share ‘business’ profits to help other kids

Westborough - On a very hot summer day this past summer, Rachel Gerber and her friend, Khanak Patel, decided it would be fun to...

Chakra Fest to be held Oct. 1 in Bolton

Bolton - Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the second annual Chakra Fest will be held at Brook...

Wegmans offers employment opportunities for those with disabilities

Northborough – In an economic environment that is still struggling, many are still finding it difficult to gain employment. For those with disabilities, the search can be especially frustrating. But thanks to the Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC ) over 100 Massachusetts residents have found jobs this past year, including 26 at the Wegmans store in Northborough.

Girl Scout mission inspires to help defray medical costs

Marlborough – The Girl Scout motto, “Be prepared,” is explained in the organization’s 1947 handbook: “A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency.”

Interfaith walkers continue to fight hunger near and far

Westborough – You are probably already aware of the positive impact walking can have on your health. Among other things, it can lower your blood pressure, lower your anxiety, increase your energy and help you to maintain a healthy weight. But did you know that by taking a walk, you could improve the health of others as well?