Friday, May 24, 2013
The fundraiser was scheduled for late June.
Forced to temporarily close because of a fire last week, the Celtic Tavern announced today that it will have to cancel a fundraiser that had been planned in June for the One Fund. "Due to the recent fire ... we unfortunately are unable to hold the 617 fundraiser, so 617 is canceled," fundraiser committee member Emily Gauvin wrote in an email Thursday. "We are all deeply saddened by this as so many have put in so many hours planning and organizing this fundraiser. A HUGE thank you to all the people that have helped support this and have donated their time, ideas and knowledge." The "617 Boros Unite for Boston" fundraiser, which included collaboration from Marlborough small business owner Alexis Krieger Dascoli, would have been held June …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A local student is spreading happiness as she raises money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Colorful multi-media canvases are being created by Brianna Seiders to spread joy and raise money in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. "It makes me happy that people are getting happier," said Brianna Seiders who is creating colorful art in contrast to the dark events that unfolded at the Boston Marathon. 12 year-old Brianna, who attends 7th grade at Trottier Middle School in Southborough, and her mother Jessica were glued to the TV during the marathon bombing and the week that followed. Brianna knew she wanted to do something to help after seeing what happened that day. She had been trying out a new art style she found on Youtube that uses bright colors and crayons in the weeks prior to the bombing. She has started a fundraiser …
Monday, April 29, 2013
After the bombing at the Boston Marathon, The Westender restaurant in Marlborough raised funds for a family in need.
Using more than 50 raffle items, donated craft beer and area bands, managers of The Westender hoped to raise $6,000 for members of a local family who were injured in the Boston Marathon Bombing on Sunday. "When something like this happens to people, something needs to be done," said Matt LeDuc, owner of The Westender. Craft brewers donated their brews to the event, and local businesses donated more than 50 raffle items to benefit the members of the White family from Bolton who were injured in the marathon bombing.
Friday, April 26, 2013
A gathering with music and food is being held Sunday to benefit a family from Bolton affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.
Following the Boston Marathon bombing, the owners and managers of the Westender have put together a fundraiser to help the White family from nearby Bolton. “We’ve had so much support. Everyone is willing to contribute. It has been good,” said Susan Teele, the manager for the Lazy Dog and the Westender. Rather than raise money for a large fund, the decision was made to focus efforts on gathering money for one family the White family of Bolton. The family had three members at the finish line when the bombs went off, according to the Telegram and Gazette. William and Mary Jo White were at the finish line with their adult son Kevin when the bombs went off. William White's leg had to be amputated above the knee, reports the Telegram. The …
A rugby match is being held in Marlborough Saturday for the family of a man who friends say loved helping others.
Framingham Exiles Rugby Football Club will be hosting the Boston Ironsides Rugby Football Club at Ward Park for a benefit match to raise money and collect non-perishable food items for the Parker family, whose husband and father died after a year long battle with brain cancer. We are trying to gather a large crowd to watch our match and to help with donations for the family," said President of the Club Jamison Keddy. "If we get the word out there and over 100 people come watch the match and throw a buck or two into the donation jar, then we will have made an enormous impact." Cody Parker died in March, leaving behind two small boys and his wife. He was the kind of person who would give the shirt off his back to help others so it made sense…
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Richer Elementary School has pulled in nearly 35,000 box tops as part of a PTO fundraiser.
The Richer School Parent Teacher Organization is closing in on gathering 35,000 box tops towards a fundraising goal of $3,500. "Box Tops for Education are a great way to raise money for schools and it is as easy as clipping and saving," said Martha Priest, the Richer School Parent Teacher Organization's Activity Chair for Box Tops. Each box top alone is worth 10 cents, but the organization is quickly approaching its goal of 35,000 box tops to raise $3,5000. The Richer School PTO uses these funds to provide cultural arts for all grade levels as well as to purchase supplies and equipment for the school, said Priest. Even community businesses are getting involved. Recently, Molly Hipson and Kim Hitchcock, from the Marlborough Savings Bank, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Twenty riders braved the cold for bragging rights and a good cause on Tuesday morning.
The Xtreme Riders Cold Run saw 20 riders brave the cold for bragging rights and to help raise money for fallen riders. Temperatures hovered around 35 degrees — with wind chills dipping down to 25 degrees — when 20 riders rolled out of Framingham on their way to Marlborough. "There were many patches of snow and ice on the roads, but all the riders had a fun and safe ride," said said Xtreme Riders President Kevin "Blade" Corey who has been organizing the event since 2000 with his Vice President Robin “Jive” Welch. "There was beautiful scenery of farms and orchards covered with bright snow." The ride ended at the Lazy Dog in Marlborough, where about 100 people who drove there awaited the bikes. They enjoyed a fundraiser buffet and live music …
Friday, December 28, 2012
An opportunity to get the first ride of the year in is being combined with fundraising for fallen riders at the Lazy Dog on New Year's Day.
OUTSIDE BOSTON, MA -- A New Year's Day motorcycle ride will combine love of riding with a fundraising effort for motorcyclists who have gotten into accidents. “It’s all about having bragging rights to be in on the first ride of the year," said Xtreme Riders President Kevin "Blade" Corey who has been organizing the event since 2000 with his Vice President Robin “Jive” Welch. The ride begins in Framingham and ends at the Lazy Dog, where the festivities continue with a live band and a buffet that is open to the public to come and enjoy from noon to 4 p.m. The ride typically pulls in 75 to 100 motorcyclists who brave the elements every year. The bragging rights come after bundling up and making sure road conditions are safe enough, but the …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This weekend two local women walked for a purpose in honor of their loved one
This weekend Ida Daley and Flavia Barry will walk for their loved ones. Daley will be walking for grandmother in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Daley sees this as an opportunity to be a source of strength for her grandmother. Barry will be taking strides to raise awareness and funds to help those with Autism in honor of her sons. She hopes to raise money so that other children with Autism will be able to have the same services her sons receive. Do you know someone who is walking or are you fundraising yourself? Let us know in the comments.
Friday, September 21, 2012
As Flavia Barry prepares to participate in Walk Now for Autism Speaks on Sept. 30 in Boston, she explains it is the impact the condition has had on her son's lives that spurred her to participate.
Plans. They are what we build our future around. They can just as easily fall apart with one piece of information. For Flavia Barry, it was the diagnosis of her two sons with Autism. "It's sad. It's very sad. I am still crying. You get pregnant and then you have these beautiful babies. As a woman, as a mom you make plans 30 years from now," said Barry of Cameron who is five years-old and Fletcher who is 30 months-old. The diagnosis of the disorder that affects development has changed the family member's immediate lives while drawing the future into question. "The first words out of my mouth were, is he going to be able to go to college? Is he going to be able to marry? Is he going to be able to have a normal life?" said Barry. Barry's …