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2014 Toys for Tots drop-off at Westboro Toyota until Dec 15th

Written by Michael (admin)   
Saturday, 13 December 2014 11:17

Final days! Westborough Toyota is an official TOYS FOR TOTS drop-off location.

As they posted here,

"We are a Toys For Tots Drop Off!

We will be accepting donation until December 15th!"

PLEASE NOTE: Only NEW and UNWRAPPED toys.

Thanks!

Westboro Toyota is at 271 Turnpike Road (westbound) , Westborough MA.

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New Elder Services Website: CareGivingMetrowest.org

Written by Michael (admin)   
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:11

SENATOR ELDRIDGE, REPRESENTATIVE HOGAN HOST STATE HOUSE BRIEFING ON BAYPATH ELDER SERVICES NEW WEBSITE

CAREGIVINGMETROWEST.ORG


New website provides wealth of resources and information for seniors and caregivers in 25 Metrowest communities 


BOSTON-- (Tuesday, November 18th) Senator Eldridge (D-Acton) and Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow)  hosted a briefing at the State House on the newCaregivingMetroWest.org website launched by BayPath Elder Services, Inc. which serves as an online resource for caregivers of elders in 25 Metrowest towns in Massachusetts.


“This newly launched website will be a useful resource to connect caregivers with services and a support network in a much more effective way in the Metrowest region,” said Senator Jamie Eldridge. “I applaud BayPath Elder Services, Inc. for the work they do to increase the quality of life for individuals who care for aging loved ones with chronic conditions, illness and other disabilities.”


“One of the most difficult obstacles to overcome when choosing support services is knowing what services there are to choose from, and whether or not your loved one qualifies for them,” said Representative Kate Hogan. “BayPath Elder Services’ new site is designed to relay specific, customized information about local resources for individuals and caregivers at their own pace and on their own time.”


New features of CaregivingMetroWest.org include a town resource map, government agencies and program information, caregiver concierge to guide users to the information best suited to meet their needs, discussion forum, new blog called Caregiving Chronicles, glossary for medical terminology, helpline, news from around the web, home and health safety resources.


For more information about services available to caregivers in the MetroWest region, visit CaregivingMetroWest.org for details.

 

 

 

From left to right, Douglas Flynn, Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager, Stephen Corso, Director of Strategic Initiatives at BayPath Elder Services, Inc., Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) and Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) hosted a briefing on the newly launched Caregiving MetroWest website at the State House.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 00:19
 
 

Storm (Wind) Advisory - Oct 22, 2014

Written by Michael (admin)   
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 20:52
Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:40 PM EDT on October 22, 2014

 

...Wind Advisory in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday...

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect until 8 am EDT Thursday.

* Location...for much eastern Massachusetts into Worcester County and southward into northeast Connecticut and all of Rhode Island. This includes the following cities and towns of Putnam...Willimantic...Milford...Worcester...Foxboro... Norwood...Taunton...Brockton...Fall River...New Bedford... Mattapoisett...Manchester...Nashua...Foster...Smithfield... Providence...West Greenwich...Warwick...Bristol... Narragansett...westerly and Newport.

* Winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing...the strongest winds will occur tonight in heavy rain squalls and isolated thunderstorms.

* Impacts...these strong winds may result in some downed tree limbs and even isolated power outages. The heavy rain combined with many fully leafed trees will likely exacerbate the potential for downed tree limbs.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds this strong are capable of Downing small tree limbs and branches...possibly causing isolated power outages. Driving can also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicle

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Hundredth Town Chorus Seeks Women Singers

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Monday, 19 August 2013 19:52

Ladies, do you love to sing? The Hundredth Town Chorus of Westborough, a women's chorus, is looking for you! New members, all voices, all ages, all parts are invited to join for the fall season. No auditions are required. At present, the chorus has members of multiple ages, from many of the towns in the greater Worcester area. The chorus is always looking for new people to join the fun. Bring a friend to join with you!

Our mission is to have fun singing and entertaining at area nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or senior centers in Worcester County, with three to four performances at the end of the season, in December. Music includes holiday classics, Broadway favorites, popular music, folk songs and more!

Rehearsals begin on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 and are held every Wednesday morning from 9:30-11:00. The Congregation B’nai Shalom, at 117 East Main Street, in Westborough, generously donates space at the temple for the chorus to hold its rehearsals. Please note that there is no fundraising and no ticket selling involved. There are no night or weekend rehearsals.

For more information, please call the director, Wendy, at 508-366-0662. Please come sing with us!

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‘Race to Nowhere’ on Wednesday at Algonquin HS (in Northborough)

Written by Webmaster   
Tuesday, 01 March 2011 19:23

Found this via MySouthborough.com:

Race to Nowhere is a call to action for families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. The film shines a light on “the dark side of America’s achievement culture".

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 - 7:00pm

Algonquin Regional High School
Address:
79 Bartlett Street, Northborough, Massachusetts
Sponsored by
: Algonquin Parent Teacher Organization
Tickets:
$10 in advance or $15 at the door (purchase online)

Race to Nowhere has been screened in hundreds of communities across the country as part of a grass-roots campaign for education reform. Here’s more information about the film.

A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives, creating unhealthy, disengaged, unprepared and stressed-out youth. Featuring the heartbreaking stories of young people in all types of communities who have been pushed to the brink, educators who are burned out and worried that students aren’t developing the skills they need, and parents who are trying to do what’s best for their kids, Race to Nowhere points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.

From the trailer, this quote from a teacher:

"A.P. students have way more to do than they have hours in the day.  What are we doing to our kids, when we put them through this system that doesn't allow them to get enough sleep, and causes them to be ramped up, and stressed out?"

For those interested, a small discussion group will be held after the screening.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 March 2011 19:52
 
   

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