The Wachusett Region

The Wachusett Region   Holden   Paxton   Princeton   Rutland   Sterling 
The Wachusett Region is made up of five towns located in central Massachusetts. The five towns are Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, and Sterling. Each town has its own Elementary & Middle School but share a central High School, and central district office, both located in Holden MA.

The Wachusett Region
Fire Department 508-829-0266
Police Department 508-829-4444
Council on Aging 508-829-0270
Town Clerk 508-829-0265
Building Inspector 508-829-0250
Board of Health 508-829-0254
Assessors Office 508-829-0223
Tax Collector 508-829-0235
Board of Selectmen 508-829-0225
Public Library 508-829-0229
Veterans' Services 508-365-4112
Public Works 508-829-0249
Water Department 508-829-0255
Light Department 508-829-0275
Phone Company 800-870-9999
Cable Company 800-634-1008


School Websites & Phone numbers
School District Central Office 508-829-1670
Davis Hill Elementary School 508-829-1754
Dawson Elementary School 508-829-6828
Mayo Elementary School 508-829-3203
Mountview Middle School 508-829-5577
Paxton Center School 508-798-8576
Thomas Prince School 978-464-2110
Naquag Elementary School 508-886-2901
Central Tree Middle School 508-886-0073
Houghton Elementary School 978-422-2333
Chocksett Middle School 978-422-6552
Wachusett Regional High School 508-829-6771

This website is for sale. Since I nolonger living in Massachusetts, we thought it would be polite to offer these domains to someone who lives in the area. If you have an interested in this domain send an email to domains@thewachusettregion.com your email will be recieved by a friend of mine who lives in one of the five towns. If you want to get a reply show us you read this message by tell us which domain names you are asking about, tell us who you are, why you want the domains and take the time to ask relevant questions using complete and full sentences.

The website was orignally created in 2005 for the people of The Wachusett Region and their families and friends. At the time the site included town phone numbers, later I added local Real Estate listings. Then I moved and took the site down. Its back now just to find a buyer.

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In the news around The Wachusett Region Central Ma
    Area residents invited on trip to Tuscany
    Area residents are invited to join the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce on an 8-day tour of Tuscany. The “Explore Tuscany” tour runs from April 2 to 10, 2020. A travel information session with a preview of the trip’s itinerary will be held Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Manor, 42 West Boylston Street, West Boylston.The trip is open to all area residents. Highlights include Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, Gothic Line, Pisa, a cooking class, Siena, [...] source

    Rep. Ferguson supports bill providing $2.3 million in road and bridge funding for the First Worcester District
    BOSTON – State Representative Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden) is supporting legislation that will provide over $2.3 million in funding assistance to the First Worcester District for local road and bridge repairs under the state’s Chapter 90 program, according to a press release. The six towns in the First Worcester District will receive the following: Holden $619,898; Paxton $192,183; Princeton $341,061; Rutland $376,544; Sterling $410,022; and Westminster $419,901.The [...] source

    Wachusett area authors featured at local author fair
    HOLDEN – Several authors from the Wachusett region will be featured at a Local Author Fair. Tom Ingrassia of Holden, Jean Grant of Rutland, Barbara Combes Ingrassia of Holden, and Raymond Tatten of Sterling are among the 15 authors participating. The event, to be held on Sunday, May 19, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, is being coordinated by Ingrassia and Grant. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshment will be available. [...] source

    5K to benefit Wachusett area food pantry
    A 5K at the Wachusett Regional High School Cross Country Course will benefit the Wachusett Area Food Pantry on Sunday, May 19 from 2-4:30 p.m. Admission is $15, $10 for children 13 and under, all ages are welcome. The cost is $3 if you bring a canned good. Walk or run. Rain date scheduled for May 26 from 2-4 p.m.  source

    Scholarship scramble
    The Wachusett Chamber of Commerce will host its Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament on May 20 at Sterling National Country Club, Sterling. The Chamber is seeking players, sponsors and prizes for the event which is sponsored by Wachusett Brewing Company and MillerLite. The proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s scholarship fund which this year will award up to three $3000 scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in the Wachusett area.The cost is $125 per player. The fee [...] source

    Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce hosts 'Business After Hours'
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After Hours” networking event on Tuesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, located at 76 North Main Street in West Boylston. The event, sponsored by Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, will feature networking, tours, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. The cost is $15 for pre-registered chamber members/$20 at the door and $25 for pre- [...] source

    Polling hours and locations for May 13 town elections
    Holden 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.Precinct 1 – Senior Center, 1130 Main St.Precinct 2 – Senior Center, 1130 Main St.Precinct 3 – Davis Hill School, 80 Jefferson Rd. (enter from Highland St.)Precinct 4 – Mountview Middle School, 270 Shrewsbury St.Precinct 5 – Light Department, 1 Holden St. Paxton 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Paxton Center [...] source

    Round-up of town election ballots
    HoldenModerator – one yearGeorge A. Balko III4 Chestnut Hill RoadSelectmen – two for three yearsGeraldine A. Herlihy15 Red Barn RoadChiara Barnes10 Preservation LaneTrustees of the Damon Memorial – two for three yearsVirginia B. Powell-Brasier24 Chestnut Hill RoadPenelope G. Morgan36 Boyden [...] source

    Wachustt Garden Club Plant Sale May 11
    The Wachusett Garden Club plant sale is Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Thomas Prince School, Rte. 62, in Princeton. Start your garden off right with a selection of plants, donated by the members and friends of the Wachusett Garden Club. A wide selection of perennials and annuals for sun and shade will be available.Proceeds from the sale go towards the club’s college scholarships awarded annually.The Wachusett Garden club promotes the study of horticulture [...] source

    WOW: White Oak Walks
    Need exercise? Want to experience nature first hand and explore some of White Oaks preserved land? White Oak will now offer walks led by a board member.  Bring walking shoes and be able to walk 4 miles on a trail. Meet at Holden Senior Center May 3, 1 p.m. in the parking lot near the baseball field then drive to North Rd to walk the White Oak Trail. (774)345-9658. The group will be walking with the Vintage Vagabonds. source

    Wachusett Area Rotary Club hosts 'Facts About Addiction'
    “Everyone is at risk for addiction,” Wachusett Area Rotary Club (WARC) Member and Event Coordinator Bonnie White of Holden said.White, along with fellow Rotarians, is organizing a program that will be presented by the WARC on Tuesday, April 30 from 6-9 p.m. at Mountview Middle School, 270 Shrewsbury St. Holden called “Facts About Addiction.” The community forum aims to help attendees learn about the driving forces of addiction and how to take action to [...] source

News in and around our Schools
    Area students graduate from college
    The following area students graduated from college, spring semester 2019:Alfred University – Zachary Goodwin (Holden)Anna Maria College – Emma McGrath (Sterling); Lisandra Rodriguez Pagan (Holden), master's degreeAssumption College – Benajmin Alzamora (Holden); Paige Benoit (Holden); Noah Mastrototoro (Jefferson); Alexis Packard (Holden); Anthony Purtle (Jefferson); Nicole Spaziante [...] source

    SEL director leaves school district
    REGION — Jon Krol, the district’s director of Social and Emotional Learning, has taken a position as assistant principal at Millbury Junior/Senior High School, Darryll McCall announced at the Wachusett Regional School District Committee meeting July 9.McCall said he may take the SEL director position and add some tasks that currently fall to the Student Service Manager, who is retiring soon.These would include overseeing the 504 plans that protect the rights of [...] source

    Registration for Congressional App Challenge is open
    Registration for the 2019 Congressional App Challenge has officially opened to students.The CAC is a Congressional initiative to encourage student engagement in STEM and, more specifically, computer science. Middle and high school students from across America are invited to participate. Registration is open for students, and more detailed rules and guidelines can be found at https://www.congressionalappchallenge.us.More than 250 members of Congress, including Worcester County's [...] source

    Anna Maria receives $37,500 grant
    PAXTON — Anna Maria College has received a $37,500 grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation's Fairlawn Foundation Fund.Established in 1992 after the Fairlawn Hospital was converted into a for-profit rehabilitation corporation, the fund supports innovative projects that address mental health needs in our community. Since its inception, this fund has awarded nearly $7 million to support capital needs, address gaps in service, and increase the supply of qualified and [...] source

    Mayo Mountain Lions meet their mascots
    HOLDEN — Across the country, mountain lions are known by several names: cougars, pumas and wildcats, for example.Locally, they’re known as Mayo Elementary School students, who proudly call themselves Mountain Lions and embrace (but not literally) the powerful and agile big cats as their mascot.When Mayo School principal Liz Garden heard that the Worcester EcoTarium recently opened a brand-new mountain lion exhibit that houses a brother and sister pair of the [...] source

    Monty Tech graduation
    FITCHBURG — The following students received their diplomas and certificates of technical proficiency from Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School at the school's 48th annual commencement exercises in May:Holden – Grace C. Campbell, Culinary Arts; Leonardo J. DeMacedo, Graphic Communications; Ariana M. Lyons, Culinary Arts; Alexander B. Metivier, Masonry; Racher C. Patricks, Auto Body: Collision Repair Technology; Kyle R. Queiros, [...] source

    Holden resident joins Anna Maria staff
    PAXTON — Maureen Halley, of Holden, has joined Anna Maria College as its new director of marketing communications. Working with college leadership, she will have responsibility for the development, production and implementation of integrated marketing and communications strategies and tactics to advance the brand, reputation and competitive success of Anna Maria College.“Maureen has a proven track record of providing successful strategic marketing direction and producing [...] source

    Paxton students prepared for safer summer
    PAXTON – Paxton Center School students headed into summer vacation with an education on the dangers of drugs tobacco and vaping.They attended an interactive presentation about the importance of cyber safety and the responsible use of social media at the annual Student Wellness Conference hosted by Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early in May.The conference was held at Worcester State University in Worcester, with nearly 300 students attending from 15 [...] source

    Dean's List
    REGION —The following students have been named to the spring semester President's List or Dean’s List at their college or university:Alfred University – Zachary Goodwin (Holden).Assumption College – William Blair (Rutland); Matthew Butler (Rutland); Samuel Davenport (Princeton); Karin Fredericksen (Rutland); Zyrah Guarin (Jefferson); Neil Korycki (Jefferson); Faith Monroe (Jefferson); Lauren Robichaud (Holden); [...] source

    Durham, Whitney graduate from virtual high school
    WORCESTER — Nathan Durham and Julia Whitney, both of Holden, were among dozens of high school seniors from across Massachusetts who recently graduated from TEC Connections Academy (TECCA), the Commonwealth’s largest, public K-12 virtual public school.TECCA’s senior class celebrated its in-person graduation ceremony at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.TECCA is a technology-enhanced education option that delivers full-time, tuition-free, public school online to [...] source

    Mayo celebrates study break
    HOLDEN — The last day of school is always a celebration at Mayo Elementary School.Staff gather to cheer and wave and play musical instruments to send students off for summer vacation. source

    Historical Society presents scholarships
    RUTHLAND — Historical Society president Sheila Judkins presented scholarships to two graduating seniors recently.It is the first time in the 30 years of giving the scholarships that the society has made an award to more than one graduate. The scholarship committee took into consideration the town's growing population, Judkins said."We're pleased to give these young women this opportunity," she said.The scholarships were presented to Charlotte Gridley and Belle [...] source

    Thomas Prince Spanish students recognized
    PRINCETON — Congratulations are in order for several students from Thomas Prince School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations.TPS students earned a total of one gold, one silver and six bronze medals, along with 14 honorable mentions.“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, national director of [...] source

    Students protest non-renewal of teacher's contract
    Dozens of Wachusett Regional High School students turned out at the June 10 Wachusett Regional School District Committee meeting to protest that the non-renewal of one teacher’s contract.James Shetler has been a member of the high school’s music department for three years. He was notified about a week before the meeting that his contract would not be renewed for the upcoming school year.School Committee Chair Kenneth Mills invited the students to speak during the [...] source

    Wachusett Regional student receives Emerson Scholarship
    Ian Holohan, a student at Wachusett Regional High School, has been awarded an Emerson National Scholarship.He is among 30 recipients of the scholarship awarded annually to children of Emerson employees. Ian, of Holden, is the son of Michael Holohan, Inside Sales Manager, at Automation Solutions, Isolation Valves in Mansfield, Mass.Winners, selected from among 95 finalists, were announced this week by James E. Jones, Emerson Vice President Human Resources.Ian plans to [...] source

    Princeton resident is Westfield State University Class of 2019 salutatorian
    Westfield State University celebrated its 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 18 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. A total of 1,310 students completed graduation requirements during the academic year (413 Bachelor of Arts, 661 Bachelor of Science, 134 Bachelor of Science in Education, 63 Bachelor of Science in Nursing and 39 Bachelor of Social Work). Meghan Tessitore, a criminal justice and sociology major from Princeton, was the class salutatorian with a GPA of [...] source

    WRHS class of 2019 graduates
    The following students received their high school diplomas from Wachusett Regional High School at the DCU Center in Worcester on June 6:Rebeccalyn S. Abdella, Mikayla K. Adams, Ryan W. Adams, Tyler R. Agbey, Michael J. Akerson, Davis J. Allyn, Kayana B. Anderson, Grace E. Andros, Maya R. Angelo, Maya G. Antkowiak, Kalle B. Asaro, Giovanni R. Aulizio, Nathan R. Austin, Jacob L. Aynesworth, Jack P. Ayvazian, Madisyn T. Bacon, Marissa M. Baillargeon, Gillian Ballantine, Louis J. Bangrazi, [...] source

    Devereux receives Big Y grant
    Devereux Behavioral Health of Rutland received a $5000 grant from Springfield based grocer Big Y through its Education Express program.Education Express helps to supplement school budgets to ensure that children have the necessities for learning. The Devereux School will use the funds for technology and sensory items. source

    Visual arts and student success celebrated at 'Kaleidoscope'
    The Wachusett Regional High School Art Department celebrated Kaleidoscope, an annual celebration of visual arts on Tuesday, May 14. The night was dedicated to recognizing the artistic achievements of Wachusett students and to gave families an opportunity to see their artwork as well as the other student artwork that represented the school at exhibits and competitions throughout the school year.  All artwork is currently on exhibit in the high school's Bowes Gallery. Department awards [...] source

    No cuts for Central Tree teachers
    A teacher contingent turned out for the May 23 meeting of the Wachusett Regional School District Committee over fears that there were not going to be planned staff additions for full-day kindergarten as promised and that some positions were being cut.Lauren Salmon-Garrett of Holden said she received a message from someone in Rutland on Tuesday that pink slips were handed out to two teachers and positions from the middle schools in both Rutland and Sterling were being cut. [...] source

Fire and Police related News
    Ohio first-grader points loaded gun at student in school office, email says
    An Ohio first-grader who found his grandmother’s loaded gun at school this spring pointed it at another student, according to a newly released email.On March 8, the child found the 9 mm handgun that his grandmother, Vicky Nelson, who is the district’s transportation director, carried at Highland Local Schools. Nelson was allowed to carry the weapon as part of the district’s concealed-carry plan adopted last year to arm administrators and select staff members to [...] source

    Dealer donates new SUV to husband of El Paso shooting victim
    Once again, the El Paso community has rallied behind the husband of a woman killed in the Aug. 3 Walmart shooting.Antonio Basco got a new Ford Escape SUV this week, free of charge, courtesy of Casa Ford Lincoln. The car he had been using was stolen hours after the funeral for his wife, Margie Reckard, and was later found wrecked and abandoned, [...] source

    ‘Wedding crasher’ on the loose, stealing couples’ gifts, Texas authorities say
    Authorities near Austin, Texas, are searching for a woman they say has been crashing weddings and taking gifts.The woman, who has been dubbed the “Wedding Crasher” by the Comal County sheriff’s office, has been showing up uninvited to weddings in and out of Comal County, posing as a guest and then stealing gifts. The sheriff’s office is asking for the public’s help in finding the woman and is offering up to $4,000 as a reward for information leading [...] source

    UPDATE: Authorities continue to investigate alleged shooting at La. Walmart
    Update: The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Department has released a statement indicating that some details remain unclear following an alleged shooting at a Walmart store on Tuesday.The full statement:″On August 6, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in which the caller stated, “There are two black males in the Walmart on Burbank shooting.” Shortly thereafter, Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to find a [...] source

    Alabama woman uses hot grease to fend off intruder
    Police say an Alabama man picked the wrong house to burglarize.Larondrick Macklin is accused of breaking into a home Aug. 1 in Decatur, about 25 miles southwest of Huntsville, according to TV station WBTV.A woman who lived in the home used a pot of hot grease to defend herself, causing extensive burns to Macklin's face.Police told WBTV that Macklin was [...] source

    Connor Betts: 5 things to know about Dayton shooting suspect
     In less than a minute, nine people were killed and 27 others were injured when a shooter opened fire in Dayton, Ohio's busy entertainment district late Saturday night.Police gunfire took down the suspect, 24-year-old Connor Betts, ending the massacre.Here are five things to know about Betts:1.) Shooting lasted just 32 seconds. City leaders said a number of police officers were already in the area where Betts is alleged to have opened fire, [...] source

    Patrick Crusius: 5 things to know about El Paso shooting suspect
    A busy Walmart became a grisly crime scene Saturday morning when El Paso police say 21-year-old Patrick Crusius took aim at shoppers and store employees.Another person died Monday morning, officials said, bringing the number of fatalities to 21. More than two dozen additional people were injured.Here are five things to know about Crusius:1.) From Allen, Texas. The [...] source

    Delta pilot suspected of being intoxicated removed from flight moments before takeoff
    A Delta Air Lines pilot suspected of being intoxicated was removed from a flight moments before takeoff Tuesday.The incident happened at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, CNN reports.The flight to San Diego had been fully boarded when the 37-year-old pilot, identified as Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was arrested, according to an airport spokesman.The pilot [...] source

    Michigan boy, 10, charged with assault after injuring classmate during playground game
    A 10-year-old Michigan boy has been charged with assault after he reportedly injured a classmate during a playground game.The students were playing a game similar to dodge ball, TV station WXYZ reports, when the youngster was hurt. It happened at a school in Canton, which is about 30 miles west of Detroit.According to police, the boy [...] source

    TSA agents at Baltimore airport find missile launcher in man's luggage
    TSA agents find all sorts of contraband in passengers' baggage, but one recent discovery at Baltimore's airport left them stunned.During a routine check Monday, the agents say they discovered a missile launcher in a man's checked bag, TV [...] source

    FBI investigation of 'human chop shop' uncovers buckets of body parts, 'Frankenstein' corpse
    FBI agents investigating an alleged "human chop shop" say there were all sorts of ghastly sights when they raided an Arizona business.That firm, the Biological Research Center, has since closed.The FBI's findings are outlined in newly released court documents, [...] source

    2 La. police officers fired after Facebook post suggests shooting U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
    A Facebook post suggesting U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot has led to the firing of two Louisiana police officers.The police chief in Gretna says the two officers violated the department's social media policy, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.Officer Charlie Rispoli authored the post, according to the newspaper, and [...] source

    Trucker was watching porn before wreck that killed Minn. highway worker, police say
    A trucker who caused a wreck that killed a highway worker was allegedly watching porn around the time the crash occurred, according to Minnesota authorities.Tate Doom, 49, was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation this month following an investigation that had been under way since the fatal accident happened in October, [...] source

    El Chapo: 5 things to know about Mexican drug lord sentenced to life in prison
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years Wednesday, putting an end to his decades-long reign as the most powerful drug trafficker in the world.Guzman entered the drug trade as a teen, following in his father's footsteps. He ultimately became the leader of the powerful Sinaloa Cartel, which moved a variety of drugs, including methamphetamine and cocaine, into the U.S. from Mexico.A jury convicted El Chapo, whose nickname translates to "shorty, [...] source

    Bianca Devins: N.Y. teen allegedly murdered by boyfriend, who posted photos online
    As the family of New York teen Bianca Devins mourns her death, community members seek to make sense of the tragedy.Police said the 17-year-old from South Utica was killed Sunday by her boyfriend, 21-year-old Bridgeport man Brandon A. Clark, in an attempted murder-suicide. Clark — who is in the hospital due to injuries suffered while he tried to take his own life, according to the Utica Police Department — was charged with second-degree murder.Devins’ family [...] source

    UPDATE: Felony charge planned for Texas woman who licked Blue Bell ice cream, put it back in store freezer
    Police in Texas say they're closing in on the woman who was caught on video opening a half-gallon tub of Blue Bell Tin Roof ice cream, licking it and then putting it back in a store freezer.The video, which went viral earlier this week, was taken at a Lufkin Walmart store, according to city officials. [...] source

    FBI warns of possible terror attacks during Fourth of July festivities
    The FBI has warned law enforcement agencies nationwide that the potential exists for terror attacks during Fourth of July festivities.Thousands of communities across the nation have parades, festivals and fireworks displays planned this week, making for countless possible targets, according to Charlotte TV station WJZY.While [...] source

    Texas mom hits, kills 3-year-old son while playing chicken with her SUV, police say
    A Houston mother is facing criminal charges after police say she allegedly ran over and killed her 3-year-old son during a game of chicken.Lexus Stagg, 26, reportedly drove her car towards her three children in their apartment complex parking lot June 11, hitting the boy, ABC News reports.Surveillance video from the complex reportedly shows the [...] source

    Florida children, 8 and 10, flee to safety, describe home of horrors
    Two Gainesville, Fla., children — ages 8 and 10 — who fled to safety last week say they were repeatedly hit, fed only bread and water along with table scraps, “drowned” in a bathtub, and burned or shocked by their adoptive parents.Samuel Earl Hollie, 29, and Brandi Rae Hollie, 33, were charged Wednesday with aggravated child abuse and two counts of child neglect.Last Friday, they dropped off the two children at their uncle’s house before [...] source

    No jail time for Missouri man convicted of molesting 11-year-old, giving her STD
    A Missouri man convicted of molesting an 11-year-old girl will serve no jail time.TV station KFOR reports Joseph Meili was instead sentenced to five years of probation after he pleaded guilty to third-degree molestation. If [...] source

Regional News
    Area residents invited on trip to Tuscany
    Area residents are invited to join the Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce on an 8-day tour of Tuscany. The “Explore Tuscany” tour runs from April 2 to 10, 2020. A travel information session with a preview of the trip’s itinerary will be held Tuesday, June 11 from 6 to 7 p.m. at The Manor, 42 West Boylston Street, West Boylston.The trip is open to all area residents. Highlights include Montecatini Terme, Florence, Lucca, Gothic Line, Pisa, a cooking class, Siena, [...] source

    Rep. Ferguson supports bill providing $2.3 million in road and bridge funding for the First Worcester District
    BOSTON – State Representative Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden) is supporting legislation that will provide over $2.3 million in funding assistance to the First Worcester District for local road and bridge repairs under the state’s Chapter 90 program, according to a press release. The six towns in the First Worcester District will receive the following: Holden $619,898; Paxton $192,183; Princeton $341,061; Rutland $376,544; Sterling $410,022; and Westminster $419,901.The [...] source

    Wachusett area authors featured at local author fair
    HOLDEN – Several authors from the Wachusett region will be featured at a Local Author Fair. Tom Ingrassia of Holden, Jean Grant of Rutland, Barbara Combes Ingrassia of Holden, and Raymond Tatten of Sterling are among the 15 authors participating. The event, to be held on Sunday, May 19, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, is being coordinated by Ingrassia and Grant. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshment will be available. [...] source

    5K to benefit Wachusett area food pantry
    A 5K at the Wachusett Regional High School Cross Country Course will benefit the Wachusett Area Food Pantry on Sunday, May 19 from 2-4:30 p.m. Admission is $15, $10 for children 13 and under, all ages are welcome. The cost is $3 if you bring a canned good. Walk or run. Rain date scheduled for May 26 from 2-4 p.m.  source

    Scholarship scramble
    The Wachusett Chamber of Commerce will host its Scholarship Scramble Golf Tournament on May 20 at Sterling National Country Club, Sterling. The Chamber is seeking players, sponsors and prizes for the event which is sponsored by Wachusett Brewing Company and MillerLite. The proceeds will benefit the Chamber’s scholarship fund which this year will award up to three $3000 scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in the Wachusett area.The cost is $125 per player. The fee [...] source

    Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce hosts 'Business After Hours'
    The Wachusett Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a “Business After Hours” networking event on Tuesday, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, located at 76 North Main Street in West Boylston. The event, sponsored by Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing, will feature networking, tours, entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and door prizes. The cost is $15 for pre-registered chamber members/$20 at the door and $25 for pre- [...] source

    Polling hours and locations for May 13 town elections
    Holden 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.Precinct 1 – Senior Center, 1130 Main St.Precinct 2 – Senior Center, 1130 Main St.Precinct 3 – Davis Hill School, 80 Jefferson Rd. (enter from Highland St.)Precinct 4 – Mountview Middle School, 270 Shrewsbury St.Precinct 5 – Light Department, 1 Holden St. Paxton 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.Paxton Center [...] source

    Round-up of town election ballots
    HoldenModerator – one yearGeorge A. Balko III4 Chestnut Hill RoadSelectmen – two for three yearsGeraldine A. Herlihy15 Red Barn RoadChiara Barnes10 Preservation LaneTrustees of the Damon Memorial – two for three yearsVirginia B. Powell-Brasier24 Chestnut Hill RoadPenelope G. Morgan36 Boyden [...] source

    Wachustt Garden Club Plant Sale May 11
    The Wachusett Garden Club plant sale is Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Thomas Prince School, Rte. 62, in Princeton. Start your garden off right with a selection of plants, donated by the members and friends of the Wachusett Garden Club. A wide selection of perennials and annuals for sun and shade will be available.Proceeds from the sale go towards the club’s college scholarships awarded annually.The Wachusett Garden club promotes the study of horticulture [...] source

    WOW: White Oak Walks
    Need exercise? Want to experience nature first hand and explore some of White Oaks preserved land? White Oak will now offer walks led by a board member.  Bring walking shoes and be able to walk 4 miles on a trail. Meet at Holden Senior Center May 3, 1 p.m. in the parking lot near the baseball field then drive to North Rd to walk the White Oak Trail. (774)345-9658. The group will be walking with the Vintage Vagabonds. source

    Wachusett Area Rotary Club hosts 'Facts About Addiction'
    “Everyone is at risk for addiction,” Wachusett Area Rotary Club (WARC) Member and Event Coordinator Bonnie White of Holden said.White, along with fellow Rotarians, is organizing a program that will be presented by the WARC on Tuesday, April 30 from 6-9 p.m. at Mountview Middle School, 270 Shrewsbury St. Holden called “Facts About Addiction.” The community forum aims to help attendees learn about the driving forces of addiction and how to take action to [...] source

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