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By Matthew Tota / Correspondent Worcester Magazine  A month ago, which feels like a year, Wachusett Brewing Co. had been preparing to launch a new beer that it believed would usurp “Wally” as its most popular hazy IPA. Wachusett even gave the beer a name worthy of its towering expectations: “Glory American IPA.”   For the last six months, Wachusett secretly tested Glory at its Westminster Brew Yard under the nondescript moniker, “IPA X.” Brewery...
CLINTON - WHEAT is bringing Easter fun to children and seniors amidst COVID-19.   Thanks to a significant donation made by the Christmas Tree Shops, WHEAT Community Connections will be distributing pallets of Easter candy and snacks to children and seniors this week.   “Senior centers in Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, Lancaster and Sterling have been contacted and are all receiving enough bags to provide to their seniors through their Meals on Wheels...
FRAMINGHAM – United Way of Tri-County recently received a donation from Revolution Foods of Boston of much-needed meals.   Vegetables, chicken nuggets, waffles, and crumb cakes are among some of the items making up the 33,000 meals, a percentage of them also suitable for those with food allergies.   As a result of the situation created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the United Way of Tri-County has seen a dramatic increase in people making use...
Call center representatives assist residents across the state with questions and concerns about the virus. The hotline is operational 24/7.   FRAMINGHAM – The phones have been ringing off the hook at Mass 211 since last Thursday.   The hotline was established in 2007 by the Council of Massachusetts United Ways to connect callers with a wide variety of assistance, including child care, mental health counseling, legal and financial aid and senior...
United Way as the result of a donation by Revolution Foods of 33,000 frozen meals will begin to distribute them throughout MetroWest, Greater Milford and across Massachusetts beginning on Monday. This is in addition to the Pearl Street Cafés nightly meal count which has more than doubled in the last week said Pearl Street Cupboard & Café Director Joe Mina.   By Lauren Young / Daily News Staff   FRAMINGHAM - Since Monday, the Pearl Street...
  In light of the COVID-19 virus, WHEAT will be distributing meals to seniors and families in Housing Authority buildings in Clinton and Lancaster, Monday through Friday, until further notice.    Volunteers will arrive at each location between 2:00 and 2:15 p.m.   If you or someone you know needs a meal, they can be accessed at the following locations:   Clinton Elderly Housing, 367 Water St. (door to door)   Clinton Elderly Housing, 271 St...
  The United Way of Tri-County (UWTC) has been monitoring recent developments amid the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infection. We understand people in communities in the MetroWest/495 Corridor region and across Massachusetts are being impacted by this unprecedented public health issue. The United Way is always here to provide resources and information in times of need.   United Way Food Programs Responding to Increased Need Vulnerable individuals and...
Editor’s note: After The Item went to press, WHEAT announced the cafe would be take-out only.   As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to spread in the U.S., we wanted to take a moment and let our community know what WHEAT is doing to respond.   Our number one concern is the safety of our friends, family and neighbors who not only access our programs and services, but who also volunteer in them as well.   Please be advised that we are following the...
By Community Advocate Staff -February 25, 2020   Marlborough – The Highland City Striders Running Club raised $20,000 during their 2018 and 2019 Running with the Wolves 10k & White Fang 5k road races.  Of the race proceeds, $10,000 has been donated to the Marlborough Community Cupboard and $10,000 to the Hudson Food Pantry.   “Raising money for the food banks makes these races about so much more than just running,” said Sarah Day, Highland...
By Henry Schwan | hschwan@wickedlocal.com   Donations are needed to help feed 2,600 families this Thanksgiving. Money is coming in, but more is needed.   FRAMINGHAM – Paul Mina is grateful for the donations coming in to feed the hungry on Thanksgiving. But with the holiday quickly approaching, more money is needed.   “We got to hustle, do better,” said Mina, president and chief executive officer at United Way of Tri-County, which is hosting its...

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