The MetroWest Daily News/ Staff Reporters
NATICK — A fundraiser Friday at the Verve Crowne Plaza will feature music, costumes and a performer billed as Boston’s best Michael Jackson impersonator.
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Nestle Waters North America has donated a truckload of food and water to the United Way of Tri-County’s food pantry and kitchen in Framingham, the United Way said on Friday.
Wicked Local Natick
MARLBOROUGH- The Ghost Light Players of MetroWest are gearing up to present five performances of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth," beginning next week.
A Star-Studded, Star-Spangled Holiday Tribute to THE USO SHOWS OF WWII
December 5 and 6, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Featuring The point ‘n swing big band and United Way of Tri-County Board Member John Strickland
The Item/ Jan Gottesman, Managing Editor
Every November, families gather to show their thankfulness.
But every day, one in four children in this country go to bed hungry. Every day, families are struggling to put food on the table while paying for rent and heat. One in nine households in Massachusetts struggling with hunger, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Community Advocate/Ed Karvoski Jr, Contributing Writer
Marlborough – It was decided three years ago when the Ghost Light Players (GLP) was founded that the theater group would annually present a Shakespearean play, open to the public and free of charge. The price of admission is a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed into law a bill on Thursday, sponsored by Framingham’s state Sen. Karen Spilka, that will create the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.
The legislation was filed at the request of women in the MetroWest area. Jen Maseda, Sr. Vice President at the United Way of Tri-County was lead organizer and a strong proponent of the bill.
MetroWest Daily News/ Danielle Ameden, Daily News Staff
FRAMINGHAM-- A new commission state Sen. Karen Spilka ushered through the Legislature and into law aims to advance equality and opportunities for MetroWest women and girls.
Spilka, an Ashland Democrat, said the nine-member MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women will identify challenges and opportunities, focused on promoting equal access to health care, employment, education and economic development.
Community Advocate/ Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer
Marlborough – An annual eerie event at various venues has benefitted the city’s food pantry for over a decade. For the third year, the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129 will host the Haunted Woods food drive for three weekends in October and Halloween evening. Admission is at least one nonperishable item for the Marlborough Community Cupboard.
Wicked Local/ Gerry Tuoti, Wicked Local Newsbank Editor
The recent death of actor and comedian Robin Williams serves as a tragic reminder that depression is a serious illness, suicide prevention experts say. "People say, ‘You have all this success and money. How could you do this?’" said Robert Gebbia, CEO of the American Society for Suicide Prevention. "But we know that’s not the case. It is an illness."