Thursday, May 16, 2013
Dale and Sara Jane Chambers, this year's Volunteer of the Year honorees, were among those recognized Wednesday.
Dale and Sara Jane Chambers are the Westborough Council on Aging's 2013 Volunteer of the Year honorees. The council presented the Doris H. Mead Award to the couple Wednesday during its annual volunteer recognition breakfast at the Westborough Senior Center. Dale Chambers has volunteered for the council for more than 10 years, Executive Director Alma DeManche said. Sara Jane joined him about two years ago. "We were very, very grateful for the two of them: delivering Meals on Wheels, driving folks to medical appointments, and always being there when we needed them," DeManche said. Seven past Volunteer of the Year Award winners attended Wednesday's breakfast, DeManche said. DeManche and Volunteer Coordinator Betty Rainville presented the …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The school's second 'mini' Relay For Life is Saturday.
Bring beach, Disney and carnival-themed gear to the Westborough High School track on Saturday. The organizers of the high school’s second “mini” Relay For Life are trying to raise more than $16,000 – last year’s total – for cancer research and awareness. The WHS Relay, which has a carnival theme, is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. There were 15 teams with 130 participants signed up as of Monday, freshman Pippa Skidmore said. The event has raised $6,815, she said. The event co-chairs are seniors Anna Skidmore and Catie Raissipour. On Saturday, check-in opens at 9 a.m. During a Relay For Life, people form teams and walk around a track lined with luminaria personalized with photos and names of loved ones who have survived cancer, are …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A Westborough Eagle Scout project last December has enhanced the site's appeal.
Will a hill behind become a popular walking destination? A Westborough Eagle Scout project last December has enhanced the site's appeal. Justin DiPlacido, of Troop 382, said that when he visited the hill on the Westborough Community Land Trust property near the 23 Maynard St. pumping station last fall, "you couldn't see anything down to the bottom. It looks kind of messy." "There was a lot of rubbish in there that we picked up, too," he said. He and his friends cleared the hill of "invasive burning bush primarily, and some invasive honeysuckle," he said. "People can walk down this path now, and instead of walking by this huge clump of bushes, they can see now. It looks a lot nicer," said DiPlacido, 18, who earned his Eagle this winter, and…
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The volunteer recognition breakfast followed Fales' DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) program.
The Fales Elementary School thanked its volunteers Friday. The volunteer recognition breakfast followed Fales' DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) program. Parents read silently with their children in the child's classroom for 30 minutes, according to the April 4 Virtual Backpack.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Westborough Economic Development Committee presents its first "Great Corporate Citizenship" Award to the supermarket.
From refreshments to Westborough’s emergency personnel during Superstorm Sandy to donations to town efforts, Roche Bros. supports this community consistently, town officials say. Tuesday night, Westborough’s Economic Development Committee and board of selectmen publicly thanked the supermarket, located at Bay State Commons on Union Street. The committee presented its first "Great Corporate Citizenship" award to Roche Bros. The committee intends to make the award quarterly, Chairman Lester Hensley said. Roche Bros. is “the perfect candidate as the first recipient of this award,” because supermarket officials “continue to demonstrate their commitment to all of the nonprofit groups in the town through their generosity and their actions,” …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Knox Trail Council's 25th Annual Scouting for Food, Good Turn for America drive ended Saturday.
Local Boy Scouts spent Saturday unloading non-perishable donations at area food pantries. The Knox Trail Council Boy Scouts' 25th Annual Scouting for Food, Good Turn for America drive ended with Saturday's collection. The Scouts unloaded the donations at such sites as the Westborough Food Pantry. Scouts went go door-to-door in the council's 21 communities, including Westborough, last Saturday, Nov. 3, delivering donation bags donated by Price Chopper or, in Westborough, special notes.
Friday, October 26, 2012
'Change 4 Hunger' culminates in packaging meals on Jan. 21.
Lemonade stands at some Westborough school events this fall have symbolized a need in Worcester County. “When 19 percent of Worcester County is undernourished, that’s a staggering number,” Armstrong Elementary School Principal John Mendes said Wednesday. “And then 11 percent are children.” Armstrong students and parents are trying to raise $2,500 to package 10,000 meals, each 25 cents, for Worcester County food banks. Students and community members will package the meals in the school cafeteria on Jan. 21, which is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Armstrong is partnering with Outreach Inc. on the project. As of Wednesday, the school’s “Change 4 Hunger” program had raised $600 through donations and events such as lemonade stands at …
Karen Amlaw will be among the performers at a concert Sunday in Arlington.
Westborough resident Karen Amlaw will sing directly before and directly after intermission at a multiple sclerosis benefit concert this Sunday. Amlaw will perform at the Music to Cure MS concert for the third straight year. This year, she is handling its marketing as well. The concert is in its tenth year. “As it turned out, the first year that I sang on it, one of my colleagues, Dennis Deyo, who used to teach at Robinson Music and actually lives here in Westborough as well, was diagnosed with MS,” Amlaw says. This year’s concert is from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or at the door for $25 ($10 for MSers, students, MIT staff, and seniors). A raffle will…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The club will collect donations again Saturday.
Westborough Rotarian Bill Domings collected donations to fight polio outside of the Turnpike Road Stop & Shop Supermarket last week. “People came by and said, ‘I thought we beat polio.’ And my response to people was, ‘We have in the United States. We’ve taken care of polio. It’s the rest of the world,’” specifically Nigeria and Afghanistan,” Domings said Tuesday. “It’s a plane ride away. Especially with all of the immigration that we have these days. (If) somebody comes into the country with polio, it could start spreading very easily. “The real tragedy is seeing children in these countries using skateboards to move around because their legs no longer can.” Rotary Club of Westborough members again will collect donations for the fight …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
'Anything we can do to support Christian, we’ll be happy to do it,' GM says.
When Christian Campero visits the Boston Lawnmower Company on Route 9, "it's always nice to see him," General Manager David Kennedy says. Monday afternoon, Campero, age 4-and-a-half, saw that four employees shaved their heads over the weekend. They did it for him. The Northborough pre-Kindergartener was diagnosed with T-Cell ALL Leukemia in August and has undergone chemotherapy "almost every day" at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, starting the day after his diagnosis, his mother, Tricia Campero, said Monday. Christian will have chemotherapy for three-and-a-half years, and cranial radiation next year, she said. The news soon reached Boston Lawnmower, where, Campero said she has worked for the same owner since age 15. She …