Monday, January 28, 2013
More than 700 local residents came to support the "Intrepid Explorer Fund" in honor of Westborough's Lizzi Marriott.
Organizers of a fundraiser to benefit the "Lizzi Marriot Intrepid Explorer Fund" hoped to raise more than $50,000 during the Saturday night event. Bob Marriot's daughter Lizzi was studying marine sciences at UNH when she was murdered on Oct. 9. A scholarship in her name will benefit local students studying marine biology. "She expressed a desire in becoming a prominent figure in exploring the world's oceans," Marriot said. "We took that and made it a central point of the fund itself." The event drew more than 700 attendees, who donated $25 each at the door, bid on silent auctions and bought raffle tickets to support the fund. "With everyone coming here and supporting us and giving us what we needs, it's a wonderful night, Marriot said.
Monday, May 7, 2012
The 13th annual Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer event includes two Westborough restaurants.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Information courtesy of Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. During the week leading up to Mother’s Day, May 7 through May 13, more than 250 restaurants, bakeries, cafés, chocolate and ice cream shops throughout Massachusetts will participate in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, including The Bakery at Roche Brothers and Not Your Average Joe's in Westborough. These Westborough establishments will create a unique dessert to include on the menu. Desserts start at $3 and proceeds will benefit breast cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a newly formed nonprofit breast cancer organization dedicated to making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. For more information, a list of …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
A yard sale and fun day will take place to help a Westborough man paralyzed this summer in a motorcycle accident.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sue Wambolt
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
To say that life has had its hardships for longtime Westborough resident 37-year-old Jimmy Gingras, Jr. and his family would be an understatement. On June 29, Jimmy was involved in a serious motorcycle accident which left him in critical condition at UMass Memorial Hospital. He sustained internal injuries and was left without the use of his legs. After many weeks of hospitalization, Jimmy was moved to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston where he will endure extensive rehabilitation. He remains in the hospital today, adjusting to life in a wheelchair and learning to move forward. Prior to the accident, Jimmy worked in construction and was the sole provider for his family. Not only did his salary provide for his wife Rachel and their…
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Local clothing store holds charity event.
A unique event combining fashion, fun, and animal welfare took place Thursday night at Lyn Evans’ Potpourri Designs at the Lyman Street shopping center. The clothing store held its third annual Paws for a Cause Charity Night of Fashion. Women from around the area came to the store not only to upgrade their wardrobes, but also to enjoy wine, cheese and other hors d’oeuvres while supporting the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton animal shelter. A lively, enthusiastic gathering made the event seem more like a social occasion than one for charity, as groups of friends laughed, enjoyed wine, tried on clothes, and just generally had a very good time. The idea for the event was hatched three years ago when Terry Meltzer, who is on Baypath’s …
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs held fasion event, donating 10 percent of the proceeds to the Greater Boroughs Hadassah.
Despite a day of pouring rain, women gathered Monday night for a fundraiser at Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs and to find out What NOT to Wear. Based on the popular TV show of the same name, the evening featured wine, food, fundraising, and image consulting. The room was filled with the skinny, the tall and wherever else you might fall, but the goal was the same: to learn about your body shape and how to wear the most flattering clothes. Twenty women from Westborough, Hopkinton, Southborough and other nearby communities did just that. After a reception, image consultant Kristine Price introduced herself and talked about the spring trends and how body shape greatly impacts an outfit. To emphasize her point, she brought out some volunteer …