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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Westborough starts its own Repair Café

Westborough - The Westborough Public Library and the Rotary Club of Westborough are organizing the first Repair Café at the Westborough Library, 55 W. Main St., Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Knowledgeable volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge, except for needed parts. Small appliances, vacuum cleaners, lamps, computers, clothes, bikes, toys, outdoor power equipment, and anything that is broken is welcome and can most likely be repaired. Knives, scissors, and garden tools can also be sharpened.

St. Stephen Church blesses and donates warm clothing to seafarers

Marlborough - A special blessing took place Dec. 3 at St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Marlborough, as a representative basket of hand-knitted hats and scarves,...

Salmonsons celebrate 50th anniversary

Westborough - Roger and Janet Salmonson celebrated their 50th anniversary June 9. They were married at St. Peter's Church in Worcester and moved to...

Community effort results in a successful holiday toy drive in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) announced that due to the efforts of many volunteers, donors, businesses and the Shrewsbury Knights of Columbus, several disadvantaged children will have gifts to unwrap for the holidays. In Shrewsbury, 78 children were served through this drive and will have toys, books and warm clothes to unwrap. Additionally, 34 families received grocery gift cards to help with the costs of a holiday meal. The remaining gifts were sent to the Department of Children and Families to help bring holiday joy to children in foster care.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

Westborough - "At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God," said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

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.

Outreach center offers hope and help to all

Marlborough - Help and support to individuals with substance abuse disorders, their families and friends, are offered locally by the MetroWest H.O.P.E (hope, outreach, prevention & education) Center. Meetings are held monthly at the First Church in Marlborough. By partnering with many agencies and organizations that specialize in treatment and recovery services, they are able to offer free help.

Proctor Elementary School sponsors successful Hurricane Harvey book drive

Northborough - The concept of paying it forward may not be part of the official Massachusetts elementary school curriculum standards, but the third-grade students at the Fannie E. Proctor Elementary School in Northborough have already begun to master the idea. Following the overwhelming destruction of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas, the teachers spoke to the students about the importance of reaching out to help others in their times of need. They then discussed the devastation with the students, and, to help them visualize the situation that other third-grade students were facing, they showed them a short news clip of the damage.

Shrewsbury groups collect items for veterans

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Rotary and Lions clubs teamed up for the second year to collect toiletries for Veterans, Inc. This year, they were stationed at Price Chopper in Shrewsbury Nov. 4 and collected well over four grocery carts full of soap, hand cream, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hair brushes and socks.

Southborough Recreation collecting shoes and socks for Guatemalan children

Southborough – Southborough Recreation is collecting socks and shoes to send to poor children in Guatemala. Donations of new children's socks and new or...