Celebrations

DANVERS — Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan was honored recently by the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) for his extensive work creating a safer and more just community for residents of Franklin and Hampshire counties. Sullivan, a longtime attorney and Northwestern DA since...
Lee Carey, right,was honored recently by the Massachusetts Teachers Association as the MTA Red Sox Most Valuable Educator. She received the award during a Red Sox game on Sept. 17. She is with her wife Chris, daughter Olivia, 13, and son Seth, 5.  Submitted photo
TURNERS FALLS — Lee Carey, a Franklin County Technical School paraprofessional, was recently honored by the Boston Red Sox and the Massachusetts Teachers Association as the MTA Red Sox Most Valuable Educator. Carey, her wife Chris, and their children Olivia, 13, and Seth, 5, were honored on the...
FITCHBURG — A total of 350 sophomores, juniors and seniors, nearly were honored recently at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s annual honor roll banquets and ceremonies. Students named to the honor roll for all four quarters last year, and their families, were invited to attend...
Thirty-six AmeriCorps volunteers serving with the Massachusetts Land Initiative for Tomorrow (MassLIFT) at land trusts across the state joined together for a recent service day to help get the Just Roots Greenfield Community Farm ready for winter. Submitted photo
GREENFIELD — One of the first tasks Lee Halasz volunteered for at the recent service day at Just Roots’ Greenfield Community Farm was putting up the Forever Farmland sign. Halasz is hoping the eye-catching signs will become increasingly familiar and describes them as “a way we can thank and...
Pictured are senior Leon Gaulin of Winchendon, new student representative to the Monty Tech School Committee, and School Counselor Mark Haschig. School photo
FITCHBURG — Leon Gaulin, 16, of Winchendon, is serving as student representative to the Monty Tech School Committee for the 2016-2017 school year. A senior in the Engineering Technology program, Gaulin applied for the position, garnered the necessary recommendations, and ultimately, received his...
A total of 74 people recently attended the Camp Wiyaka Girls' Camp reunion. Front row, sitting on the ground, from left to right -- Becky (Ruel) Gorton, Charlie Chase, Carolyn Hickey, Patty Murphy, Lee Ann LaRue. Left of railing -- Diane Woessner, Kathy Richards, Ann Leete. Right of railing -- LeVeda Brokensire, Elanie Hastings, Vickie Varno. Second row -- Lisa Coffey, Pattie McGuirk, Marilyn Janes, Barbara Janes, Peggy Gray, Alice Woessner, Jean Woessner, Lisa Harris, Sandy Vorce (sitting lower), Kathy Col
RICHMOND, N.H. — The first Girls’ Camp Wiyaka Alumni Reunion was held on Sept. 10 at the camp in the heart of Richmond Hills of New Hampshire with 74 people in attendance. This was an event for all female camp alumni, the young and the young at heart. The alumni celebrated with old friends while...
NEWTON — Kayla Robideau, of Athol, is a member of the women’s soccer team at Lasell College for the 2016 fall semester.
GREENFIELD — Fred Landes, MD, of Pittsfield, has joined Baystate Franklin Medical Center’s medical staff as the medical director of the hospital’s Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. The Wound Center is located in the Medical Office Building, 48 Sanderson St. A graduate of Hampshire College,...
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — New Salem resident Alexandra Temple, a member of the Union College class of 2020, is playing on the women’s soccer team this academic year.
Athol native Richard J. Bedard, PE, pictured back, second from left, was recently inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the UMass Amherst Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Bedard was joined at the dinner by his wife Susan, son Greg, daughter-in-law Rita, grandchildren Priya and Jason, as well as his sisters Madeleine Andrews of Athol and Louise Roncalli of Springfield.  Submitted photo
AMHERST — Richard J. Bedard, PE, a native of Athol, was recently inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the UMass Amherst Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Bedard was one of 14 members of the inaugural class honored at a dinner in Amherst on Sept. 23.  Bedard is a...

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