Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The June 21 effort will start the agency's "Hot Summer Nights" program.
Westborough Youth and Family Services will treat the community to ice cream to start the summer. The agency will give out ice cream at 11:45 a.m. Friday, June 21 at the Forbes Municipal Building, officials said Tuesday in a press release. The giveaway will start the agency's "Hot Summer Nights" program.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Voters at the March 16 annual town meeting approved the move.
The Westborough Youth Commission has its first student voting members. Selectmen voted Tuesday night to appoint Westborough High School seniors Casey Collins and Pranit Lahoty to one-year terms, and juniors Jack Chuma and Matt Murch to two-year terms. Voters at the March 16 annual town meeting expanded the five-member commission to include four students as voting members, all appointed to two-year terms. Students previously only offered input during commission meetings. The youth commission requested the change. Selectmen posed for a photo with the students and Westborough Youth and Family Services Executive Director John Badenhausen after Tuesday night's vote.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The agency's March/April newsletter is out.
Wondering what's happening at Westborough Youth and Family Services? The agency's March/April newsletter is available here, as well as at Westborough Town Hall, the Forbes Municipal Building and the Westborough Public Library. The newsletter includes information about the Westborough Youth Commission's proposal to the March 16 annual town meeting, as well as upcoming event details.
Monday, February 4, 2013
More than 1,200 gifts, books, hats and mittens distributed.
Monday, February 4
To the Editor: On behalf of Westborough Youth and Family Services and the Rotary Club of Westborough, we want to thank all those who so kindly supported the 2012 Free Holiday Store. We are so grateful for the many wonderful gifts donated by the residents, organizations and businesses of Westborough. Thanks to your help, we distributed over 1,200 gifts, books and hats and mittens to local families, which truly brightened the holidays for many Westborough children in need. We are so grateful to the kindhearted people of Westborough who donated so generously to help those in need. We wish you all a very happy 2013. Thank you! Cathy Cairns, Free Holiday …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Westborough Youth and Family Services appreciated the work.
Friday, December 14, 2012
To the Editor: The Spirit of the Season is alive and well and residing at Mill Pond School. Recently, several Mill Pond School sixth graders, under the direction of Guidance Counselor Karen Hong, took time out of their free time to create a mural that serves as a backdrop for the WYFS Free Holiday Store. Ms. Hong said the students discussed how retail stores decorate lavishly for the holidays but that they wanted the Holiday Store experience to be warm and welcoming and caring. So the students created a mural that depicts children playing, gingerbread men and snowmen dancing, and snow (in the form of soft cotton balls) falling on a happy winter scene. It is their way of wishing “Happy Holidays” to the families visiting the Holiday Store…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The drive began in 2001.
Last year's Westborough Youth and Family Services Free Holiday Store provided more than 600 gifts to local kids. The need is greater this year, WYFS Director John Badenhausen said today. "In general, I'm seeing people feeling more desperate, more of a sense of concern and urgency," he said. WYFS began accepting donations of new unwrapped toys, books and stuffed animals for children ages birth to 18 on Nov. 1. WYFS and the Rotary Club of Westborough are co-sponsoring the drive, which started in 2001. Donations will be accepted until the end of the year. Donations may be dropped off in the collection box outside the WYFS office, in the Forbes Municipal Building. The Westborough Public Library and the Westborough Fire Station will have …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The agency is co-sponsoring Westborough's involvement in National Depression Screening Day.
Last year, about 10 to 20 Westborough community members received a free confidential screening for depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety disorder, at Westborough Youth and Family Services, on National Depression Screening Day, counselor Eileen Reich says. But while that figure was higher than in 2011, "historically, rates of depression correspond with the economy," Reich says. And the screening is "a brief assessment, and not a substitute for a full mental health evaluation," she notes. Thursday, Westborough Youth and Family Services will offer the screenings again, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in its second-floor office at the Forbes Municipal Building. The agency and the Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Here are some Westborough happenings to help you today.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Westborough Youth and Family Services tells Westborough Patch that its September-October newsletter is available online. Find it here. 2. Support WHS athletics: the golf team hosts Groton-Dunstable at 3:15 p.m. at the Westborough Country Club. And the freshman soccer teams host Algonquin at 3:30 p.m. The boys play at Gibbons and the girls play at Mill Pond. Go Rangers! 3. Tuesday night, selectmen appointed Vincent Aquilino as a non-voting associate to the Westborough Country Club Operating Committee; Jamie Ellison to the Housing …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Westborough Youth & Family Services thanks organizers and supporters.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
To the Editor: Westborough Youth and Family Services wants to thank Westborough High School brothers Sean and Kyle Vaccaro, their mother Joan, Roche Bros. and the Westborough Recreation Department for helping make the recent giveaway of (slightly-used) athletic shoes a success. While WYFS is no longer accepting donation of shoes, there is still a number of used cleats (and a few sneakers) available for anyone who needs them. If you or someone you know is in need of athletic shoes, email WYFS at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-366-3090 to set up a time to come check out the selection. Westborough Youth and Family Services
Learn about what's happening in Westborough here.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Westborough selectmen began their meeting Tuesday night by observing a moment of silence "in memory of those who lost their lives or loved ones and friends in the 9/11 attack," Chairman Leigh Emery said. 2. Support WHS athletics: the golf team plays Hudson at 3:30 p.m. at the Stow Acres Country Club. And the JV field hockey team hosts Algonquin at 5 p.m. at WHS. Go Rangers! 3. Want to help shape the future of Westborough Town Hall? A public hearing on a proposal to move town offices is at 7 p.m. at the Forbes Municipal Building. 4. …