Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The following is an announcement
- COUNT US IN
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The Youth Services Section of the Massachusetts Library Association has a new fundraiser: the Tattooed Youth Librarian Calendar. Sixteen models from libraries all over Massachusetts participated in the photo shoot on September 16, 2012. A local photographer volunteered his time and talent for this great cause. Why a calendar? The Youth Services Section wanted to showcase the diverse group of men and women who make up the children’s and teen librarians in the state in a fresh way. The Youth Services Section promotes library services to teens and children and strives to attract excellent librarians to work with this fun and challenging population. Often, a child’s first experience with literacy is at the local library, through story times …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Boost Fitness announced that it raised $1,300 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation during “Boost Fitness for Hope” events held in October.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The New York Red Cross offers ways you can help friends and family devastated by the storm.
The American Red Cross Greater New York Region provided the following information with suggestions for helping those affected by the impact of Sandy. ...
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near, than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could …
Friday, October 26, 2012
All this month the club on Littleton Road here in Westford has been raising money to help fight the disease
Pink things are everywhere this month due in part to breast cancer awareness month, and Westford is no exception, particularly at Boost Fitness. All this month, the club has been raising money to help fight the disease, as well as trying to raise awareness among their members with the introduction of new programs. "We're just trying to do something different, I don't know of many other health clubs that do as much as us to get members involved," said club manager Nicholas Hermann. "Everybody knows somebody or was involved personally with some kind of cancer, and ultimately it's a health issue, which is what we're here to help people with in any case." The club has been selling pink t-shirts at its locations in Westford and other parts of…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
One Angel Foundation announces its 2nd Annual World Hike A Mountain Day on October 20, 2012 at Mount Wachusett in Princeton, Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
It’s hard to get through the month of October without realizing that it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It seems that for thirty one days everyone wants to wear pink in support of breast cancer education, research and awareness. Originally founded over twenty five years ago Breast Cancer Awareness Month is, as their website explains, “a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.” With a number of collaborating organizations including The American Cancer Society , Susan G. Komen for the Cure , and The American College of Obstetrics …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in Westford with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share stories about just that. If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped the community in an inspiring way—please tell us about it in …