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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Marlborough/Hudson cat rescue group gets new name

Marlborough/Hudson - Metrowest Animal Awareness Society (MAAS) was founded in 2002 as a 501(3)c feline rescue organization operated entirely by volunteers. In order to control the feral and homeless cat population in Marlborough, Hudson and surrounding towns, MAAS began a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program with feeding stations where the cats are fed daily. The organization maintains a foster care adoption program, with Meow Mixers (meet-and-greet events) twice a month at the Pet Source locations in Stow and Marlborough.

Shrewsbury woman honors a special bond with a 26.2 mile walk

Shrewsbury - On a designated day every September, a small group gathers at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. It's 5:30 a.m. They start to walk. The beginning is dark; there aren's many people cheering at the first checkpoint. Gradually, though, the sun starts to come up. More people join in at the halfway mark. The cheering sections become bigger, and louder. By the end, it's hard to maneuver because of the hordes of people making their way to the finish line.

“Shave it for Steph” will honor Auburn police officer

Worcester – When Auburn Police Officer Stephanie Segur was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on May 30, she knew that she would have to undergo...

Duck Dash to benefit camp for kids with chronic skin diseases

Shrewsbury – The second annual Duck Dash 5K Run/Walk for Camp Wonder will be held Saturday, June 11, beginning at 9 a.m. at Sherwood Middle School, 28 Sherwood Ave., Shrewsbury. Proceeds from the race will benefit Camp Wonder, a camp in Livermore, Calif., for children with chronic or life-threatening skin diseases. The event is named for the camp’s mascot, a duck.

Northborough’s Town Common project is shovel ready as construction nears

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Northborough – Members of the Northborough Town Common Committee gathered recently to celebrate with a mock ground breaking 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.

Anthony’s Angels raising funds for autism acceptance

Hudson – Tina Marie D’Asti has worked as administrator at the Hudson Fire Department for 18 years. During the past five of those years she has also advocated for Autism Resource Central (ARC) in West Boylston, a 501(c) (3) charity that helps families throughout central Massachusetts. Now, she’s fundraising as team captain of Anthony’s Angels for the 2017 5K Run & Walk for Autism Acceptance

Muradian to host ‘Bundle up the Blackstone Valley’ coat drive

Region – State Rep. David K. Muradian Jr. (R-Grafton) invites all to participate in “Bundle up the Blackstone Valley,” a coat drive to benefit...

Leigh Emery retires from UMass Medical School

Westborough - After 30 years at UMass Medical School, Leigh Emery is leaving, contemplating retirement and possibly doing some part-time health care work. She...

DAV empowers veterans to live with respect and dignity

Marlborough - George T. sustained an injury while serving in the war in Afghanistan.  He returned home to his family with concern over the future.  He was told to join the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) for assistance.  He stopped in a DAV office in the area and discovered DAV helps more than one million veterans every year connect with the healthcare, disability, employment, education and financial benefits they have earned.  He was relieved and pleased that he was properly treated by the country he so nobly defended.