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
Food Pantry is Critically Low
The Northborough Food Pantry is currently critically low, and needs your help. Please consider making food or monetary donations. And needs your food or monetary donations! Please note that the food pantry has moved to 37 Pierce Street—donations are no longer accepted at the Town Hall. For ideas of what and when to donate, visit http://nfpantry.org/nfp/
Local Businesses team up to provide donations to Abby’s House
The new Root & Sprout Family Wellness Center in Northborough is hosting Holiday Photo Sessions by Knit Together Photography on November 11. And they’re donating all the session fees to help support Abby’s House in Worcester. Root and Sprout is opening its doors on October 23. It is a Boroughs-based destination for women and their children. They are passionate about educating, inspiring and empowering ALL women—from expecting mothers to grandmothers—and building a community of strong families. They offer a fitness studio, classes, as well as a collaborative of doulas, midwives, lactation consultants, a nutritionist and so much more! It’s a natural fit for a newborn and child photographer and a wellness center focused on women and children to support a place such as Abby’s house given that it provides shelter and affordable housing, as well as advocacy and support services, to homeless, battered and lows-income women, with or without children. Abby’s House empowers the women they serve to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and home. To register for your space in the Holiday Session on November 11, visit www.KnitTogetherPhotography.com/Holiday-Sessions
Flaherty Physical Therapy to Host a Rotator Cuff Presentation
“My shoulder is killing me….” “I can’t throw to my kids any more….” “I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in months….” If you have said any of these statements over the past few months, mark your calendars for 6:30PM on October 9th. Flaherty Physical Therapy will be hosting a seminar, “The In’s and Outs of Shoulder Pain,” where they explain the rotator cuff and why your shoulder hurts. Advancements in rotator cuff surgery, rehabilitation and pain management for shoulder dysfunction have greatly improved over the past decade and more and more non-surgical treatment options are available. This presentation will be on various shoulder problems, various treatment options and what can be done to prevent further injury. Please RSVP by October 1st at 508-393-9000.
Nboro T-Shirts on Sale to Support Harvey Relief
We had so much interest in our “Heart Nboro” t-shirts over Applefest weekend that we’ve decided to make them available for sale—while supporting the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The tees are available at https://teespring.com/stores/heart-nboro in Mens, Ladies and Childrens styles. Thanks to all of our friends who wore them proudly across town for Applefest!
Scenes from Applefest ’17
Congratulations to the Applefest Committee on a spectacular Applefest Weekend 2017! And thank you to all of you who shared your photos with us. We love everything this weekend represents for our little town!
Northborough Shop Owner Helps Create New Vintage Market
NORTHBOROUGH, MA—Four local female shop owners have joined forces to create a “pro.found” vintage market in Central Massachusetts. Kimberly Reed, owner of the Purple Rose in Northborough, is teaming up with Michelle Palmer and Kim Urquhart of Laurel Grove in Sudbury, and Trisha Monagle of Vintage Prairie Home in Clinton to offer The Profound Vintage Market that will take place on Sept. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Kalon Farm and Winery in Lancaster. “We not only share a passion for vintage and handmade, but also the belief that we can do more together than any of us could do alone,” said pro.founder Reed in a statement. The location host, Kalon Farm and Winery in Lancaster, is situated on a sprawling scenic landscape. Vendors with a vintage lifestyle look showcase their vintage and handmade items for a unique collaborative shopping experience. The market also plans to have local bands and food trucks.
Romaine’s Announces Its First Ever “Hogtoberfest”
On Saturday, October 15th, Romaine’s Wood Grill and Bar will host it’s first ever Lilac Hedge Farms Pig Roast with live music from Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse and the Patriots playing on the big screen! The Romaine’s parking lot will be abuzz with food, music, and great beverages from Cold Harbor Brewery and Napa Wine Cellars. Kids are welcome to come along and try out the obstacle course, while you sample a variety of wonderful fall foods and desserts. No need to buy tickets, just come on by and bring your friends!
NCC Announces new Self-Care for Women Workshop
Join Tina Marian for a new 8-week workshop, limited to 10 women who are ready for change. Wednesdays, 6:30-8PM beginning September 27th at Northboro Chiropractic Center (6 Maple Street). We are women. We are wives, partners, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. We are in the workforce. We also stay home to care for our families. But who are we really? What if you found out that you were born just perfect, but were conditioned to believe there was something “not right” with you? What if at your core, you are ultimately worthy, unique and here to live your divine purpose? And that it’s all good? Go Deep Most self-care groups focus on remedies like meditation, yoga, breathing, exercise and mindfulness. Nothing wrong with that! However, Tina’s approach goes deeper to the emotional you. Right down to your belief system. That is where your journey to self discovery begins. Your belief system creates your reality. Feel Powerful The world has kept a big secret from you. You have POWER that you never realized! Once you understand how you have handed your power over to people, places and things that you cannot control, you will learn how to take it back. Build a […]
NSPAC Announces September Schedule
Northborough Southborough Special Education Parent Advisory Council (NSPAC) has announced it’s September schedule of free parent workshops and presentations. Monday, Sept. 25: Basic Rights in Special Education – A FREE workshop for parents and professionals. 6 pm – 8 pm. Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough in the Library. The workshop will provide a basic understanding of the complex special education laws and procedures. Presented by Gayle Dublin, Federation for Children with Special Needs, Parent Training & Information Center. Tuesday, Sept. 26: When Friends Don’t Come Easy. 7 pm. Join co-hosts Shrewsbury SEPAC and Westborough SEPAC for this free workshop presented by Alison Ratner Mayer, LICSW, of Child Therapy Boston. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/22. Location: Floral Street School Media Center, 57 Floral Street, Shrewsbury. NSPAC membership is open to parents and guardians of children who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), 504s or anyone interested in special education within the district. Collaboration with parents and district administration ensures that children with special needs and learning differences in the district receive a safe and appropriate education. Follow NSPAC on Facebook or at www.nspac.org.
Annual Fall Festival to be held Saturday, September 30th
Church of the Nativity proudly announces its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday September 30th 2017 from 10am to 3pm at its Northborough campus located at 45 Howard St. This annual event is loaded with fun for the whole family. The Festival is open to the community and will feature fantastic cuisine from local vendors, live musical performances including the regionally renowned Assabet Valley Chamber Singers. Vince Femia, Northborough’s own local author who will be on hand to sign copies of his latest book “Comeback: Tom Brady’s Two Year Mission To Overcome DeflateGate”. Pastor Chad McCabe says, “experience fun for the whole family and bring the kids out to enjoy a day of joy with the bounce house, crafts, games, face painting, and our Touch-A-Truck event with first responders on hand to showcase their emergency vehicles and answer questions about what it’s like to be a first responder.” Pastor Chad invites the community “to come on out for a day of wholesome family fun that is uplifting and exciting!” Guest services (including restrooms, food and refreshments, special needs parking) and all activities will be located at the Church.
Northboro Junior Woman’s Club announces “Repair Cafe”
Do you have a broken toaster or some clothes that need mending? Don’t throw them away. GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club’s Conservation Committee is hosting a Repair Cafe to be held at Trinity Church from 10-2 on Saturday, October 14th. Bring your items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will help you try to fix them for free. The volunteers can work on items such as small appliances, computers, lamps, bikes, jewelry, clothing, and power equipment. They can also sharpen knives, scissors, and garden tools. You only pay for needed parts. If you know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Café to save time. For more information or to volunteer contact email@example.com. We are also looking for volunteers with repair talent and for helping with the event. Jointly Hosted by GFWC Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, Conservation Committee: Laurie LaBrecque 774-253-4432 Repair Café: Ray Pfau 978-779-5545 Trinity Church: Pastor Valeria Schmidt 508-393-8156 Toss it, No way! Get it fixed for FREE!!! Additional Information on REPAIR CAFES Repair Cafés are not only great events to get your vacuum, waffle iron, or lawn mower fixed, but the very nature of their collaborative and community-oriented learning spirit contains the antidote to […]
Clean Your Closets for a Cause
When out for a walk one day with her friend Leslie, more than ten years ago, Andrea Houser mentioned that she had always wanted to start a resale shop. “So have I!” exclaimed Leslie. And thus was born Next to New, a resale shop with a purpose. Next to New is not a consignment shop. Instead, each month, Leslie and Andrea donate a portion of proceeds to a selected charity—everything from Pancreatic Cancer Research to the Veteran’s Fund to the Food Pantry to a homeless shelter. Next to New accepts donations of gently used, clean and up-to-date clothing (Women’s, Men’s and children up to size 4T) and small house decor. Donations can be dropped off at the store any day, and in any season. And if you love a bargain, there’s no better place to shop. Whether you’re looking for a vintage find, a deal on a designer handbag or shoes, the kind of dress you will only wear once, or a few extra staples for your business wardrobe, Next to New has a great selection at even better prices. Check out the $1 rack for special bargains, or find everyday pants and shirts for a typical price of $5 each. […]
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