Charities/Making a difference

Southborough Emergency Management director responds to storm relief in Puerto Rico

September 20, 2017 05:47:38 PM
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Normally when I write about Neal Aspesi, it means the Director of Southborough Emergency Management has issued a warning related to weather forecasts in our town. This time the news about him and his efforts to help a community far from our Southborough’s borders.

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Fayville Playground taking longer than expected: Play available in Oct/Nov; grand opening next spring

September 19, 2017 11:28:55 AM
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Southborough Recreation and Public Works heads teamed up with Southborough Access Media to give the public an update on the Fayville Playground rebuild.

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Project Friend: Seeking both Mentors (grades 7 – adults) and Friends in need of mentoring (K-12)

September 14, 2017 04:22:37 PM
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SYFS is preparing for another season of Project Friend. The mentoring program pairs younger and older “Friends” to help build positive meaningful relationships.

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Got Culture? SCAC needs you (Learn more at info night – Sept 19) (Updated)

September 12, 2017 09:30:07 AM
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Once again, the Southborough Cultural Arts Council is again in desperate need for volunteers. They are looking for some fresh blood and/or – by my reading – return of some old blood.

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Parents raising money to enhance and complete Fayville Playground

August 15, 2017 04:29:27 PM
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A group of Southborough parents is asking the community to chip in on efforts to reopen and enhance the playground at Harold E. Fay Memorial Field.

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Grants available for serving Greater Worcester Community – apply by September 15

July 27, 2017 09:20:48 AM
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The Greater Worcester Community Foundation asked me to help them get the word out. They are accepting a new round of grant proposals from organizations that serve our region.

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SWL: Southborough native seeking help to win matching grant and deliver on “Universal Promise”

July 26, 2017 11:26:03 AM
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Southborough Wicked Local reported that Universal Promise is in the running for a big match on donations to the cause. The charity was founded by Southborough native Martha Cummings, who hopes her old hometown will support the effort.

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Don’t forget the Food Pantry this summer

July 11, 2017 11:30:53 AM
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Without the school lunch program, some families need extra support from the Southborough Food Pantry in the summer.

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Southborough Community Fund accepting new grant applications

July 10, 2017 02:00:31 PM
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Nonprofits or Town organizations looking to make a difference in our town can apply for a grant from the Southborough Community Fund.

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Reminder: Girl Scouts invited to make blankets for homeless children – Saturday

June 16, 2017 04:21:08 PM
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All Southborough Girl Scouts are invited to a community service event on Saturday, June 17th. The girls will be making blankets for children living in a local shelter.

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Class of 2017: Scholarships and more graduates

June 16, 2017 10:26:00 AM
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Two other Southborough linked schools have held graduation ceremonies. And with most graduates planning to attend college, it’s time to follow up on local scholarships.

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Town volunteer vacancies: ZBA Alternate, Public Safety Building (with construction experience), Open Space, and 7 more committees

June 13, 2017 04:15:27 PM
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Last week, the Board of Selectmen appointed eight of nine members to a new Public Safety Building Committee. The board is still seeking one more member with relevant construction experience.

At the same meeting, selectmen discussed the annual expiration of appointed board and committee terms on June 30th.

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Trottier Big Band’s Evening of Jazz – June 15 (Enjoy some great jazz and support the Fiore family)

June 8, 2017 11:45:40 AM
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The public is invited to an Evening of Jazz at Trottier Middle school. Trottier’s annual Big Band concert provides a community showcase for their talented players. It also offers the band a chance to support a cause. This year, that’s supporting one of their band’s alum.

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Girl Scouts invited to make blankets for homeless children – June 17

June 7, 2017 07:30:38 AM
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All Southborough Girl Scouts are invited to a community service event on Saturday, June 17th. The girls will be making blankets for children living in a local shelter.

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