Friday, May 24, 2013
The fundraiser was scheduled for late June.
Forced to temporarily close because of a fire last week, the Celtic Tavern announced today that it will have to cancel a fundraiser that had been planned in June for the One Fund. "Due to the recent fire ... we unfortunately are unable to hold the 617 fundraiser, so 617 is canceled," committee member Emily Gauvin wrote in an email Thursday. "We are all deeply saddened by this as so many have put in so many hours planning and organizing this fundraiser. A HUGE thank you to all the people that have helped support this and have donated their time, ideas and knowledge." The "617 Boros Unite for Boston" fundraiser, which included collaboration from Marlborough small business owner Alexis Krieger Dascoli, would have been held June 23. But …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Studio Joy hosts classes in yoga, meditation and a lot more, all to benefit Boston's One Fund, with an event on Saturday, May 11.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The fundraiser is back on.
It is March, and that means the Friendship Brickway fundraiser is back on to raise money for the Northborough Senior Center. According to the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center website, the fundraiser starts in March and ends on June 1. Money is raised when supporters buy a brick, which ultimately is added to The Friendship Brickway at the center. Said bricks can be engraved and commemorate a variety of special occasions and people. "To date, 120 messages have been 'bricked' in front of the Senior Center," says the website, "and the annual Northborough High School alumni reunion last fall generated orders for six more to be installed this year. The bricks commemorate occasions and places, pay tribute to special people, or honor the…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
With help from the community, Buzzy the K9 will be able to get a bulletproof vest.
A bullet/stab-proof K9 vest can range anywhere between $1,006 to $2,400, according to Kathy Kinds from Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog, a nonprofit that works to get vests to dogs in the line of duty. Most patrol-duty K9s, she adds, have a $1,006 vest, and the higher end are for dogs who serve on SWAT teams. "The vest will also protect K9s against blunt force trauma from being kicked, punched or struck with an object such as a bat," she said. Buzzy the German Shepherd works on the Shrewsbury Police Department with his handler/patrolman Chad Chysna. Chysna, along with Barb Smith, who owns Companion Pet Sitting in Shrewsbury, wanted to outfit Buzzy with this protective vest. Last weekend, Smith held a Pictures with Santa fundraiser, and is happy to…
Friday, June 8, 2012
This weekend, more than 200 cyclists pedal through Northborough as part of the annual ride hosted by the American Cancer Society.
Friday, June 8, 2012
Information courtesy of the American Cancer Society More than 200 cyclists take part in the fourth annual American Cancer Society Bicycles Battling Cancer event on Sunday, June 10. The ride attracts experienced and beginner cyclists from across the area and across New England who participate individually or as a team. Choosing either the century ride, metric century ride, and 30-mile ride, they start at the Bolton Fairgrounds in Lancaster and roll through Lancaster, Lunenburg, Shirley, Groton, Ayer, Harvard, Bolton, Northborough, Westborough, Southborough, Upton, Hopkinton, Milford, Ashland, Marlborough and Hudson. There are five aid stations set up for the cyclists, including one at the Westborough Gibbons Middle School at mile 53 and the…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Lalajava's plans to hold a fundraiser for avid customer John Middleton have become an event in memory of Middleton, who passed away on Monday.
What was planned as a fundraiser for John Middleton will become a memorial event this weekend, as Middleton passed away yesterday due to complications of pancreatic cancer. According to LalaJava's Facebook page, Middleton passed away early yesterday. "He was surrounded by family members who loved him and are comforted by the thought that he is now at peace in a better place." LalaJava Coffeehouse, where Middleton was a regular customer, will be renaming Mr. Middleton's favorite sandwich "The John Middleton" and $1 from the sale of each of these sandwiches will go toward his daughter's college fund. At LalaJava, two things were a given; a great cup of coffee and being greeted by Middleton. Every morning you could be sure to see Middleton …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Longtime employee Kim Maloney passed away last month, and Texas BBQ is holding a fundraiser for her kids.
Kim Maloney, who worked as a waitress at Texas BBQ, passed away on March 20 from a brain aneurysm. Maloney, who owner Dave Brannon calls "our friend and employee," worked at Texas BBQ for nearly six years. Now, the restaurant's owners and employees want to help. On April 30, all proceeds from lunch and dinner, including the gratuities, will go to the estate of Maloney to help support her three sons. There will also be items available in a silent auction, including four Red Sox tickets, jewelry, golf for four at Marlboro Country Club, a certificate to Lakeside Septic Services, gift baskets and more.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
After a successful fundraiser spearheaded by a student, new trees are being planted at the Zeh school this week after a lot of help from local businesses.
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Submitted by Jodi Del Re Susan Whitten, principal of the Marion E. Zeh Elementary School, announced that 12 trees will be planted at Zeh School, following the conclusion of the “Trees for Zeh” fundraising campaign. “Trees for Zeh” was founded by fifth grader Maggie Del Re after the October 2011 snow storm that devastated the trees and landscaping at Zeh. On her own initiative, Maggie met with Principal Whitten to share her sadness over the loss of the trees and set a fundraising goal of $2,000 to cover their replacement cost. She began by putting a jar in the school office, which was promptly filled with small donations made by students, staff, and families of the Zeh Elementary School. Soon, more than $200 was raised, and Maggie decided …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Purchase a brick and help the Northborough Senior Center.
Now there’s a second chance for folks who missed the 2011deadline for “bricking” an engraved message in front of the Northborough Senior Center, because Phase 2 of the Friendship Brickway special fundraiser has been launched by the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center. Orders are being taken for these “words to walk by,” which commemorate occasions and places, pay tribute to special people, or honor the memory of loved ones. The Friends, who dedicated the Friendship Brickway last June, set April 15 as the deadline to order bricks in Phase 2. Right beside the center’s main entrance, the initial 84 engraved bricks are placed in a way that allows plenty of space for more bricks to be added this year, according to Carolyn Squillante, …
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?