Local Valentine’s Events for the Whole Family
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift, the perfect date, or the perfect kids’ activity, Northborough’s got you covered! On Friday, February 9th, Root & Sprout will be having a Valentine PJ Yoga Event for Kids. And while the kids are enjoying themselves, Mom and Dad can enjoy some couples yoga, followed by a light dinner and wine at the Bend, Bond and Sip event (also at Root & Sprout). On Saturday, February 10th, the Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) is bringing you their 2nd Annual Gala Jr. This event is designed for boys and girls ages 0-12, along with their favorite grown-up (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, favorite aunt, uncle or friend!). Entertainment will be provided by a DJ who keeps the kids busy with games, prizes and — of course—dancing. Light h’ors d’oeuvres will be provided by Sir Loin Catering, and some great prizes will be raffled off. Oh, and don’t forget to make a reservation at Romaine’s Wood Grill and Bar for you and your valentine(s)! Their Bread Pudding is back on the menu and the perfect sweet for your sweetheart! Looking for the perfect gift? Here are a few ideas: • […]
Zeh School to Host Electronics Recycling Event
Get rid of those old appliances, broken devices, and Christmas lights! On Saturday, February 3rd the Zeh will host an Electronics Recycling Event from 9AM-12PM. They will even take batteries and CDs. For a small tax‐deductible donation, your electronics will be responsibly recycled and funds will help to support the Zeh Environmental Team! If you have larger items (fridges or other large appliances), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Baseball and Softball Registration is Open
Registration for the 2018 spring season for the Northborough Baseball & Softball Association is now open at: https://leagueathletics.com/?org=northborobaseballsoftball.org For Baseball: Ages 5 – 7 are eligible for Farm (A) League Ages 7 – 9 are eligible for AA Ages 9 – 11 are eligible for AAA Ages 10 – 12 are eligible for Majors The early bird discount for AA, AAA, and Majors will end January 31. The early bird discount for Farm (A) ends March 31. If you have any questions please contact Steve Daunais at email@example.com For Softball: Northboro-Southboro Girls Softball fields teams in each of the following age groups: · 6u Division is for girls born between Jan 2011 to March 31, 2013 · 8u Division is for girls born between Jan 2009 to Dec 20010 · 10u Division is for girls born between Jan 2007 to Dec 2008 · 12u Division is for girls born between Jan 2005 to Dec 2006 Early bird registration closes January 31, 2018 Note: The spring season begins in late April and runs through late June. The game schedule is coordinated in order to minimize conflicts with spring soccer, dance recitals, school events and Girl Scouts. If you have a question please contact Lisa Hodge firstname.lastname@example.org .
Peaslee 5th Grade Collecting Used Books and Games
The 5th Grade at Peaslee Elementary School is collecting gently used books and games, which they will sell at on February 10th at the Peaslee Pancake Breakfast. Money earned from the sale will help fund their May trip to Nature’s Classroom. Books and games for all ages (no toys, please) can be dropped at the following locations, between now and February 2nd: Peaslee School Central One Federal Credit Union Avidia Bank Next to New (in the plaza with the Pickle Haus)
Tickets on Sale for NEF’s Gala Jr.
Girls and boys ages 0-12, choose your favorite grown-up, put on your favorite fancy clothes, and join us for a very special evening of dancing, games, hors d’oeuvres, sweets and more! Tickets for the Gala Jr. are now on sale! Order yours today at: galajr2018.eventbrite.com Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 Time: 4:30-6:00PM (suggested for kids ages 6 and under) or 6:30-8:00PM (suggested for kids ages 7-12) Location: Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria (79 Bartlett Street, Northborough)
Central One Federal Credit Union donates to Worcester County Food Bank
Shrewsbury, MA – December 18, 2017 – Twenty-two employees of the Central One staff recently completed a weight loss challenge fundraiser and raised $600 for the Worcester County Food Bank. Participants from the weight loss challenge presented the donation to Sally Hodgerney of the Worcester Country Food Bank at the Central One Shrewsbury location. About Central One Federal Credit Union Central One Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that provides members with excellent, personalized service. Unlike a bank, there are no stockholders, so profit earned by Central One is returned to the member in the form of higher dividends, lower interest rates and world-class services. Central One provides a wide range of savings, deposit and loan products designed for the local community, and has branches in Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northborough and Auburn; as well as school-branches in both Shrewsbury and Westborough High Schools. More information about Central One is available on the credit union’s website at www.centralfcu.com.
Central One Federal Credit Union Announces Branch Promotions
Shrewsbury, MA – December 1, 2017 – Central One Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the following changes to our management team. Michael Rooney has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Michael joined the Central One team in 2004 with 35 years of banking experience and oversees the Finance, Administration, HR and Facility functions as well as the CUSO’s at Central One – W.F. Financial, Oak Tree Insurance Agency and Acorn Allocations Inc. Joe Rollo has been promoted to Vice President of Finance. Joe has been with Central One since 2013 and is a certified public accountant with 20 years of accounting experience, 12 years in the credit union industry. Bill Hamilton has been promoted to Director of Facilities at Central One. Bill joined the Central One team in 2004 as the Facilities Coordinator, after coming from Intel Corp in Hudson, MA. Eva Polymeros has been promoted to Director of Card Services. Eva joined Central One Federal Credit Union in 2005 as Electronic Services Manager. Eva oversees the direction of the Central One’s card programs; including strategic projects, analysis of industry trends, regulatory compliance and fraud prevention. Angela Desimone has been promoted to Retail Coordinator and will oversee operations […]
Used Toy/Clothing/Household Item Drive
The Jr Dance Team at Diane Cournoyer Dance Center is holding a Savers Drive from now through January 25th in order to raise money for their upcoming competition season. They are collecting gently used toys, clothing small appliances, books, and small household items (no furniture). Items can be dropped at the Dance Center (329 W Main St) Monday-Friday from 4-7pm through 1/25.
Boy Scout Christmas Tree Removal
On Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9AM until all the trees are picked up, Boy Scout Troop 101 Northborough will be performing their Annual Christmas Tree Pickup. Call 508-281-9972 or log on to http://bsatroop101ma.org and leave your name and address to be added to the route. On Saturday, January 13, 2018, before 8:30AM, leave your tree(s) near the curb and place an envelope on your door with $8 per tree (cash or check payable to “BSA Troop 101 Northborough”). The annual Christmas Tree Pickup is a Troop 101 fundraiser; all monies support the local Northborough Troop’s trips, camperships, maintenance of equipment, and supplies. If you have any questions, please email: email@example.com or see the Troop Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/BSATroop101/ Thank you for your support of this very important fundraiser.
Gift an NEF Golden Apple this Holiday Season—and Your Donation Will be Matched!
Looking for the perfect gift for your child’s teacher, or a helpful school staff member? Consider an NEF Golden Apple! When you purchase a Golden Apple, you are making a tax-deductible donation in their name to the Northborough Education Foundation. The recipient will receive a personalized certificate with a special message from you or your child. What’s more, for the 2017-18 school year, all Golden Apple donations will be generously matched by Wheelhouse Wealth Advisors. Golden Apples can be purchased for $15 each or 5 for $50 at www.northboroughed.org on or before December 15th, 2018. For the holidays, NEF is also offering the option to add a Dunkin’ Donuts or Target gift card to your Golden Apple purchase. Apples will be hand delivered by NEF to the schools on December 22nd. The Northborough Education Foundation is a volunteer run, non-profit organization dedicated to providing the Public Schools and the community with resources necessary to improve curriculum, programs and services above and beyond the level supported by the annual school budgets. NEF awarded $36,075 in grant funds in September. Grant recipients included all the Northborough Public Schools as well as two community events including the Northborough Children’s Book Awards and Community Reading […]
The Ultimate Northborough Local Gift Guide
Whether you’re shopping for a teacher, a friend, a child or a spouse—and whether you need a gift card, a stocking stuffer, or a custom-made luxury item—chances are you can find the perfect gift right here in town. Here are a few of our favorites! 1.) Artisinal Cocoa from Purple Rose Home—Hand-mixed, Organic and Free-trade, this incredible cocoa comes in a variety of tempting flavors including Lavender Mint, Chokola and Vanilla Orange. 2.) Thumbprint Charms and Keychains from Heart & Stone—One-of-a-kind thumbprint keepsakes, made in person. Thumbprint Charms & Keychains are offered in both silver and bronze and a variety of shapes, sizes and personalization options. The process takes just a few minutes and you’ll have a forever treasure. Make an appointment in Shrewsbury or book a party in your home or business. 3.) Gift Card to Romaine’s Wood Fired Grill—Who wouldn’t love a night off from cooking!? 4.) Gift Certificate to Conscious Touch Massage Therapy—Give the gift of renewed energy and better health. Indulge yourself or a friend (or both!) this holiday season. Save $10 on Gift Certificates this December. 5.) Cherished Memories from Maranto Studios or Susan Ogar Photography. — The perfect gift for Wife, Mom, or Grandma. Preserve this moment in time […]
Winter Reimagined at Tower Hill
November 24, 2017 through January 7, 2018 Join us during the day for the cost of regular general admission paid at our entry gate to explore the gardens, trails, conservatories, and uniquely decorated trees and nature-inspired ornaments. Daytime admission is free for members. As evening falls at Tower Hill, visitors have the opportunity to marvel at glittering lights displayed throughout acres of formal gardens. The prized collection of trees and shrubs, along with illuminated paths, sculptures, and fountains, come to life in the glow of the lights. Inside, guests will see hand-made and nature-inspired ornaments, a wishing tree forest, an up-cycled igloo, and two towering conservatories brimming with subtropical plants and seasonal music. Stop in the Garden Shop for unique plant-centric gift ideas. Click here to find the answers to our most Frequently Asked Questions about Winter Reimagined. TICKETS DAYTIME HOURS Wednesday through Sunday, 11am–3pm Prices: Free for Members, Regular General Admission for Non-Members. Daytime admission tickets can be purchased at the gate when you arrive. The property will be closed from 3pm to 4pm. This includes the gardens, gate, parking, grounds, and buildings. Daytime and evening admissions require separate tickets. EVENING HOURS Tickets are only available online and must be purchased in […]
Northborough Fire Department Collecting Toys for Tots
The Northborough Fire Department located at 11 Pierce Street (behind CVS) is pleased to announce that it is again an official drop off site for the USMC Reserve Toys for Tots collection program. Additional drop off sites are located at the Northborough Town Hall, 63 Main Street at the Town Administrator’s office, Northborough Police Department, 211 Main Street, and the Northborough Public Library, 34 Main Street. New toys should be non-violent, unwrapped and in the original packaging for ages 0-16 years old. Toys can be dropped off during normal business hours at all locations thru December 13th 2017. Please contact Captain Robert P. Theve at (508) 393-1537or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions or for additional information.
Friends of the Northborough Library Holiday Trolley Book Sale
The Friends of the Northborough Library will be having its annual Northboro Holiday Trolley Book Sale! They have an excellent selection of high quality fiction and non-fiction books for adults, teens and children. Thousands of books will be for sale. Many of these books are gift quality, for a fraction of the original cost of the book. The sale is Friday, December 1 from noon-5 PM and Saturday, December 2nd, from 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, at the Northborough Library, 34 Main Street. All books will be priced at $2. Please visit the sale while you enjoy the town-wide trolley!
Open Rehearsals for Assabet Valley Mastersingers
Assabet Valley Mastersingers is a regional chorus which presents three major concerts a year in November, March, and May plus a Messiah Sing with audience participation in December. AVM performs celebrated masterworks, lesser known masterworks and commissioned compositions with professional instrumentalists and vocal soloists. Interested singers are invited to attend an open rehearsal. An audition is required to join, but vocal training is not essential. Basic musicianship, a good musical ear, and a dedication and love for the choral classics is a must, however. Open rehearsals are held at the start of preparation for each concert. You are invited to join us at the open rehearsals for each concert. Our next open rehearsal dates are: November 20, November 27, and December 4 for the March 2018 concert. Rehearsals are held on Monday nights from 7:30 to 9:45 pm at the Church of the Nativity, 45 Howard St. Northborough, MA 01532. Rehearsals run until 9:45pm with a 10-15 minute break. If, after attending an open rehearsal, you find you would like to continue with the group, we ask that you prepare a piece to provide the Artistic Director with a sense of your voice qualities. The piece need not be elaborate. The meeting with the Artistic Director […]
Flaherty PT is holding a Food Drive and Holiday Gift Collection
In the spirit of giving, Flaherty Physical Therapy is holding both a Food Drive for the Northborough Food Pantry, as well as a Giving Tree in support of St. Anne’s Human Services in Shrewsbury. Drop non-perishables at their clinic (click here for location and hours) until December 18th. While you’re there, pick up a tag from the Giving Tree, purchase the requested gift, then return it to the clinic no later than December 9th. Contact email@example.com with questions.
Toy Drive for Children’s Hospital
Diane Cournoyer Dance Studio will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Children’s Hospital, beginning on November 27th. Toys can be dropped at the Studio (329 W. Main St), Monday-Thursday between 4-9 PM.
Spring Soccer Registration is Open
Northborough youth soccer spring 2018 registration is now open for Grades K-8. Spring season starts at the end of March. Registration is open through November 30th. A late fee will apply after the 30th so don’t delay. Register at www.nysa.net Contact Lisa Hodge at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions
November is “Heart Brothers” Month at Next to New
Proceeds from November Sales at Next to New Boutique will benefit the Heart Brothers Foundation. Founded in 2014, the HeartBrothers Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation dedicated to helping patients and families navigate the complicated financial world of Heart Failure (HF), Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD’s) and Heart Transplantation. Their mission is to fill financial gaps for patients by offering them essential support through medical insurance assistance programs, informative stress-coping resources, and connections to the global heart failure community. Next to New offers gently used Adult and Toddler clothing and home decor at greatly reduced prices. Donations are welcome during opening hours at their storefront at 276 W Main St.
Peaslee to hold Annual Kids’ Fair on November 17th
The Peaslee PTO is in training — gearing-up for a family friendly sports themed evening complete with inflatables, basketball game, football toss, mini golf, and a sports themed photo booth! There will be arts and crafts, face painting, pizza, popcorn and cotton candy, as well as a cake walk with delicious goodies! The themed raffle baskets are always a hit and this year’s silent auction has special selections for your sports enthusiasts! The event will be held on Friday, November 17th from 5:30-8:00 PM at Peaslee School. For more information, contact email@example.com. On behalf of the entire Peaslee PTO we hope to see you at Kids’ Fair and we thank you for your support!
Boy’s Youth Lacrosse Registration
Northborough-Southborough Youth Lacrosse Association (NSYLA) registration for the Spring 2018 season will take place in November. This program is open to boys in both towns who are in grades 2 through 8. Registration will open on November 1. Registration will close November 30th. There will be an Information Night on Wednesday, November 1st from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Northborough Library. New and returning Parents and players are invited to attend. There will be a brief presentation and then questions are welcome. Details about our program, the sport of lacrosse, equipment, safety, uniforms and the league that we play in and its’ philosophy are some of the topics we will cover. Registration is done online at www.nsyla.org. New families are encouraged to come to the information night on November 1st. We strive to take all boys who wish to play, however we have physical limits due to team size, availability of qualified coaches (head coaches need to know lacrosse, assistant coaches we will train), and availability of field space the towns make available to us. We have a waiting list of boys who register after November 30th. New players are accepted at ALL age levels! Additional information is available on our website, www.nsyla.org .
Scouting for Food Drive-Saturday, November 4th
Northborough Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Frontier Girls will go door-to-door Saturday, November 4th collecting bags of food donations to support the Northborough Food Pantry. Door tags were distributed on October 28th and 29th reading “Hunger. It’s a way of life for an increasing number of families. Many face hopeless decisions around paying for medicine, heat or food. Groups providing assistance struggle with increasing requests and shrinking resources. The Boy Scouts of America answer this call by collecting food and supporting community agencies that fight hunger. Help us provide food and hope to our neighbors.” Please place non-perishable goods in a recycled bag or box and place in view of the street by 9AM on Saturday, November 4th. If you miss the pick-up, please bring your donation to the Northboro Food Pantry at 63 Main St. Bins will be placed in front for easy drop off. Please consider making ongoing contributions. Suggest items: Canned Goods, Peanut Butter, Cereal, Pancake or Muffin Mix, Crackers or Cookies, Instant Soup, Rice or Beans, Pasta, Powdered Juice or Milk, Dried Fruits, Snack Bars, Adult or Infant Diapers or Single-Serve Non-Frozen Dinners.
Troop 101 Annual Wreath Sale
On Saturday, November 25 from 9 am until 1 pm, Boy Scout Troop 101 Northborough will be holding their Annual Holiday Wreath Sale. These beautiful, freshly made balsam wreaths are on a 12″ frame (about 16″ overall) decorated with a festive bow, and again this year will cost only $12 (cash or check payable to “Troop 101 Northborough BSA”) additional donations are welcome. All the wreaths will include a bow hand made by the Northborough Girl Scouts. Wreaths can be purchased as follows: Home Delivery: Northborough Residents only, can pre-order a wreath and the wreath will be delivered to your house by a Boy Scout between the hours of 9 am and Noon. Click here to pre-order: https://goo.gl/forms/61FUMOsdOPK8a3gl2 No money is required until delivery (at your home) or at pick-up.Online pre-order sales close on Wednesday, November 22 at 5 pm. In Person Pickup: Stop by our wreath sale table at Trinity Church, 23 Main Street, Northborough between 10 am and 1 pm to purchase a wreath. Limited Door to Door sales: There will be limited door to door sales in certain neighborhoods. To help ensure that there are enough wreaths for all who want them we request that you pre-order […]
Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Bring your painted or decorated (non-carved) pumpkin to Central One Federal Credit Union (148 Main Street, Northborough) between October 19th and October 26th and you could win a $50 Target gift card! Entrants must be age 12 and under. Pumpkins must be under 10 lbs. There will be one winner chosen from each of our 4 branches. Winners will be announced on 10/27. Entrants can pick up their pumpkins after 12 pm on 10/27. See branch for official rules or go to: https://www.centralfcu.com/assets/files/B9OeU9bB
Kids Night out at ARHS
The ARHS Athletic Council is holding a fund-raising kids’ night out on Friday, October 20 from 5:00 PM to 9:00PM. The event will include gym games, movie, pizza, arts&crafts, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more!! The cost of the event is $30 for the first child and $15 for each sibling. Please sign up by contact Brian Doherty – firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Bernadette’s School Fall Open House
Interested in learning more about enrolling in PK3 – Grade 8 for the 2018-19 school year? Join St. Bernadette”s for a Fall Open House on Thursday, October 19th from 10am-1pm. St. Bernadette School is celebrating 20 years of providing a challenging, quality education, which combines rigorous academic standards with a strong spiritual foundation. While a Catholic School, they welcome and are respectful of their diverse religious and cultural population. St. Bernadette School is located at 266 Main St., Northboro, MA. For more information visit www.stb-school.org
Central One sponsors Mary Beth Benison Foundation 5K Road Race and Kids Fun Run
Shrewsbury, MA (October 11, 2017) – Central One Federal Credit Union is proud to sponsor the 2nd Mary Beth Benison (MBB) Foundation 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. Mary Beth Benison was a Central One member and was well known in the community as the owner of CocoBeni Confections in Northborough. The foundation aims to help people with ALS and other serious illnesses, and continue Mary Beth’s legacy of kindness, love and compassion. The Road Race (and post-race party) will be held October 15th at 10:00 a.m. in Worcester at the DCR Lake Park. To register for the race or for more information about the event, visit https://racewire.com/register.php?id=8154 Donations to the Mary Beth Benison Foundation can be made at any Central One Federal Credit Union branch. About Central One Federal Credit Union Central One Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that provides members with excellent, personalized service. Unlike a bank, there are no stockholders, so profit earned by Central One is returned to the member in the form of higher dividends, lower interest rates and world-class services. Central One provides a wide range of savings, deposit and loan products designed for the local community, and has branches in […]
JWC announces Trunk or Treat Event
Trunk or Treat is a safe fun way for children to Trick or Treat for Halloween. Taking place in parking lot, vehicles are decorated with a Halloween theme and children “trick or treat” around the parking lot. GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club is coordinating a Trunk or Treat event on Saturday October 21st from 3 pm to 4:30 pm at the Trinity Church Parking lot at 23 Main street in Northborough and is looking for companies and organizations and individuals to participate by decorating a vehicle. Please visit their website at www.northborojuniors.org for detailed information or email at email@example.com with any questions.
Northborough Turkey Trot 10th Anniversary
On Thanksgiving Day, the 10th annual Northborough Turkey Trot 5K run/3K walk will kick off from the Zeh School at 33 Howard Street at 8 a.m. to raise money for the Northborough Food Pantry. When the event began in 2008, Rita Matraia of The Core Connection hosted the race starting in her front yard. Since then participation has skyrocketed and it has outgrown its humble beginnings. Last year, this event grew even further with nearly 600 participants raising over $15k for the Northborough Food Pantry. Register now at www.northboroturkeytrot.com. Adults – $25, 20 and under – $15. Children 5 and under are free. T-shirts guaranteed if you register by October 30th, 2017. Companies, we need corporate sponsors so please fill out the form on our website if you would like to participate. Benefits include logo on t-shirt, website, as well as receipt of long sleeve sport shirt. Prizes for male and female given in six categories! Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Hope to see you on Thanksgiving morning!
9th Annual Northborough Helping Hands Winter Gear Drive
Northborough Helping Hands is collecting gently used winter coats, snow pants and boots for toddler through teen sizes. Collected items will be distributed to local Northborough families in need, at the end of November, with surplus items going to Families in Transition. Donations can be dropped at the Recreation Dept at Town Hall, 63 Main St (bin in hall outside office) or any of Northborough’s K-8 schools. Questions? Email email@example.com. Northborough Helping Hands is a 501 (c) organization dedicated to helping the community. For more info, go to www.northboroughhelpinghands.org