Westborough - British Virgin Islands, High Sierras, Wind River Range, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Yosemite, Telluride, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Long Trail, White Mountains,...
Marlborough - Joy Wilson is a familiar face at Price Chopper market in Marlborough where she has been bagging groceries for more than 20 years. Although visually impaired since birth, she has maintained an active existence. To help her vision, the Marlborough Lions Club presented her with a Galaxy barcode reader at a recent meeting. The reader not only identifies the item but provides information on the contents – ingredient by ingredient, according to Lions President Mark Gibbs. It also lists everything from a calorie count to grams of sugar, salt, and complete cooking instructions.
Shrewsbury – Multi-tasking mom Jenny Shanley enjoys a walk on a beautiful autumn afternoon with kids Rory, 5, and Maeve, 3, as well as...
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident John Cantor rises before dawn every Saturday. He grabs part of his early jazz CD collection and heads to the WCUW community radio station in Worcester, where he's the volunteer host of a weekly show.
Northborough - A fundraiser to support 6-year-old Northborough resident Christian Campero in his fight against leukemia will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 402 W. Main St. The family event will feature entertainment by the Superstars" DJ Russell Lesman, raffles, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts along with a cash bar. The price of admission is $10. Friends of the Campero family have organized the party to help defray the cost of medical bills.
Westborough - Julie Basque, 53, has spent her adult life attending to people's needs - mind, body and spirit. From her work as a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to that of nurse at St. Luke's Parish, Basque is a prolific caregiver who works to maintain the wellbeing of others.
Shrewsbury - In 1997, when Shrewsbury resident Dawn King was pregnant with twins, she was told one of them would be born with the complex heart defect, hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ben arrived with a condition requiring multiple operations and had to be tube-fed for his first three years. King initially gained support from other families who were dealing with congenital heart disease (CHD), but they lived far away.
Shrewsbury - Ellen of the musical ensemble "Too Human" sings an Ella Fitzgerald classic in a concert of music featuring notable women, presented March...
Northborough – Cathy Staniunas loves her life as a daycare provider and art teacher. But there is another interest that is really close to her heart, she said; advocating for homeless animals. Throughout the year, she tries to spend as much time as she can fostering cats and dogs, collecting supplies for local shelters and raising funds to help organizations pay for spay and neuter services. This month, she is asking the public to consider donating to her annual Christmas food drive for homeless animals. The drive, now in its fourth year, will benefit three local organizations - Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., and Greyhound Friends, Inc., both located in Hopkinton, and Feral Cats in Northborough.
Marlborough – For the fourth year in a row, Sweats for Vets made the holidays warmer and happier for local homeless veterans. Started four years ago by Marlborough resident Mark Vital, the nonprofit organization has a simple mission – to give the veterans a gift of a sweatshirt featuring the name and/or logo a Boston sports team as well as warm hats, gloves and socks. Vital, himself a veteran, is currently a teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough. As such, he has obtained the support of the school’s students, families and administration in his quest to collect donations. Other community members made donations at designated collection spots throughout the region.