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Oxford Class of 1965 donates $1000

The Oxford Class of 1965 Reunion Committee doanted $1000 to Hometown Bank's annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.


Pink Hippy: holistic support for breast cancer patients and families

By Janet Stoica

Oxford -- Pink Hippy is a local non-profit volunteer group that is certainly one in a million.  Their mission statement is:  “A holistic support network for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.”

Pink Hippy was named for the pink color designated for breast cancer awareness and an acronym for each category of support:

Holistically minded for the whole person of body, mind, and... Read More

Thanks to Yanks!

Pictured is Cadette Girl Scout troop 30306 from Milford, Massachusetts, and Michael
Shain the president and founder of Thanks To Yanks. As the scouts
attended the Thanks To Yanks Charity fundraiser breakfast, to show their
support for our veterans and military. Troop 30306 delivered 64 boxes of
Girl Scout cookies that were donated during their booth sales over the
past few months. Thanks to Yanks wil... Read More

Scholarship applications available

The George Sellig Memorial Scholarship - Presented by the WEBSTER LIONS CLUB

The  Webster Lions Club is currently accepting applications for the George Sellig Memorial Scholarship. The winner will be selected based on the student’s academic performance, community service and financial need. The $1000.00 award is presented each year to a Webster graduating high school senior who will be continuing his or her education in an... Read More

Hats for Hope

The Fall chill is setting in and the Winter cold will be biting at our fingers and ears before long.  This time of year is particularly hard for those without shelter or struggling to provide their families with warm clothing.  Contribute to your local Hats for Hope organization and provide some relief to Massachusetts residents in need.

Beth’s Hats for Hope is a chapter of Emily’s Hats for Hope, started b... Read More

Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk


The Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk will be Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 am. The three-mile walk will begin at Trinity Church, next to Whitinsville Town Common, and end at the Community Hall of the First Evangelical Church, next to Uxbridge Town Common.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am at Trinity Church. Walkers are to b... Read More

Alternatives’ Valley Friendship Tour Breaks Fundraising Records

Molly Hollibaugh was only 11 years old the first time she participated in Alternatives’ Valley Friendship Tour and the 25 mile bicycle ride she took alongside her father was pretty challenging for a child. Through the years, Molly has returned to the Tour, Alternatives’ signature fundraising event, many times and this year was no exception. Of course, as an adult, the 25-mile ride she completed seems a little more manageable but,... Read More

Alternatives Valley Friendship Tour

by Barbara Van Reed

WHITINSVILLE – Dozens of teams of riders, runners, and walkers -  young and old, first timers and veterans -  took part in the 29th Annual Valley Friendship Tour on Saturday, May 31. Though it started a bit drizzly, it turned out to become a perfect day for every level of participation in Alternatives' major fundraising event of the year. The tour includes 25- and 50-mile rides through the Blackstone Va... Read More

Alternatives takes stand against racism

Alternatives, a non-profit agency serving more than 2,000 people with disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts is participating in the YWCA’s annual Stand against Racism on Friday, April 25.

Members of the community, Alternatives staff and individuals served by the organization are invited to take a stand for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all by completing a Stand against Racism pledge form.
Pledge... Read More

Grafton students jump for their hearts and help save lives

Millbury Street Elementary School hosted its 2nd Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association. AHA funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.  This years Jump Rope for Heart was dedicated to staff member, Ms. McPartland’s father, Denis McPartland, who passed away in November.

This community service project teaches our stud... Read More