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 …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
For the fourth year, the Northborough American Legion facilitates collections for U.S. troops.
There's nothing like getting a care package when you're away. And many people are unaware that U.S. troops are in need of more supplies. Not to mention, it's just nice to receive some snacks, games...and a note of care. For the fourth year, the American Legion Vincent F. Picard Post 234 coordinated an effort to collect, pack and ship care packages to those still serving in the military. As part of Patch's "Give 5" effort, which brings Patch writers and editors out in the community to volunteer their time, we assisted by helping to fill some boxes.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The editor visits the local animal humane shelter.
It is located in Hopkinton, but the Baypath Humane Society serves the general area, and that includes Northborough. For "Give 5" day, Northborough Patch heads back into the community, volunteering and finding out more about the nonprofits serving our area. I was happy enough to find out more about this shelter, and these animals looking for homes. Click on the video to find out more.