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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy offered for military families

Region - Researchers at UMASS Medical School are developing an innovative program for service members and veterans with alcohol related concerns. The program is called Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy for Military Families. Based on a similar program developed over the past 35 years called Alcohol Behavioral Couple Therapy (ABCT), the program is now being adapted for military personnel who are facing unique challenges at home after deployment; challenges that are often include alcohol, feeling down, pain, trauma, isolation, and anger that can get in the way of creating a “new normal” for service members and their families. The principal investigators of the project are Elizabeth E. Epstein, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and director, UMass National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans and David Smelson, Psy.D., professor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and research psychologist at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass.

Lions Club sponsors international Youth Camp Exchange Program

Westborough - The Westborough Lions Club is a sponsoring partner of the Lions Club International Foundation’s Youth Camp Exchange (YCE) Program for the summer...

Masonic Angel fund helps needy children

Marlborough - Children who need a pair of glasses, a coat, warm gloves, field trip fees, minor health services or other types of assistance are finding their needs met by the Masonic Angel Foundation, sponsored by the United Brethren Lodge of Marlborough.

Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation holds drive to benefit St. Anne's Giving Tree

Shrewsbury – When Latasha Hughes heard last December that heartless thieves had stolen thousands of gifts that were donated to the St. Anne's Church Giving Tree program, she, like so many others, was saddened. "I drive by there all the time so I was floored when I heard the news," Hughes, the admissions coordinator at Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (SNRC) recalled. "I just thought of all the shattered dreams – not just for the kids but also the St. Anne's volunteers, who worked so hard. I knew they must be devastated."

Northborough photographer Jeanine Vitale's “Journey” on display at Westboro Gallery

Northborough- From April 15 to July 6, the Westborough Gallery is featuring Northborough's Jeanine Vitale photography exhibit called, "Journey." Formally trained in the performing arts, with degrees in vocal performance and education, Vitale has created "a second life" as a successful photographer. Most of her current work weaves the various elements of past art forms to create a unique visual tapestry. According to Vitale, she "draws upon a lot of sources for inspiration while working on the ideas for the pictures in my current exhibit - my own past, music and singing, poetry, dreams and spirituality."

Learning puppetry in Marlborough

Marlborough - Dilan Seemungal, 4, prepares to glue a fuzzy beard onto the figure he created at the Puppet-Making Workshop conducted March...

Jay Mankita concert Aug. 24 at Northborough Free Library

Northborough – Wednesday Aug. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., families are invited to the meeting room at Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St.,...

Community Harvest Project’s farm coordinator aims to help take a bite out of hunger

Grafton - Nestled in the bucolic town of North Grafton is a farm that produced 220,000 pounds of produce in 2016. Community Harvest Project (CHP) which operates at Brigham Hill Community Farm, 37 Wheeler Road, in North Grafton provides for many with food insecurities in Worcester County and beyond.

Shrewsbury birder captures action shots, shares sightings in his book

Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury resident Bruce deGraaf decided to attend a public bird walk at Dean Park in 2003, he didn's know the outing would be so fascinating

Eating Disorders Awareness program available

Region - To increase awareness and encourage eating disorder treatment, Mass 211, a direct service of the United Way of Tri-County, is offering anonymous...