Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Pick up cookies, muffins and cakes on your way out of the voting booth.
PTOs and school organizations are taking advantage of the voting on Super Tuesday, as many of the voting locations also have bake sales set up at the entrance. The Proctor and Lincoln Street schools, for instance, both have an assortment of brownies, cookies, cakes, pies and other sugary treats available for a donation. Will that get you out to vote?
Sunday, February 19, 2012
It's all about wine, chocolate treats galore and a silent auction.
The Eighth Annual Chocolate Spectacular was held last weekend at Whitney Place. Proceeds from the event are used to support the Senior Center of Northborough.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Students at Algonquin High School spent Valentine's Day preparing a meal for families in transition living in Northborough.
Valentine's Day, because you've been programmed to think this way, has long been about showing your love with flowers, candy and a card. That's all well and good. But this Valentine's Day, through a collaboration between Harvard Pilgrim, the Northborough Food Pantry and Algonquin Regional High School — and a little help from Northborough Patch — the day was about showing some love to the community. On Tuesday, Susan Halpin's class whipped up a more involved recipe, and for a larger number of people, than usual, and spiced it up in style. Halpin, who also sits on the advisory board for the Food Pantry, was impressed by the students' ability to follow through with the recipe, and coordinate the shipments. In the room next door, Candice …
Monday, February 13, 2012
When a storm knocked out the trees that lined the front of the Zeh School, one of the students came up with a plan to fix it.
In mid-December, Maggie Del Re, a fifth grader at the Zeh Elementary School, came home with a huge jar and a letter in her hand. She told her mom, Jodi Del Re, that she had an assignment: write a paragraph. That same day, trees that had been destroyed by the October Nor'easter were being pulled from the Zeh property and removed. "They were on her mind," said Jodi, "and she just started writing out this idea to raise money to save the trees." The next day, Maggie turned the assignment in to her teachers, and they, along with the principal and office staff, were so excited and impressed, they handed her a collection jar and told her to "go for it." Maggie handed out the message to other students to give to their parents. "This has been a …