40th Annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner - 2010
Come and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner, fellowship and community
All are warmly welcomed – but you must call and make a reservation!
The Westborough Council of the Knights of Columbus, together with the Westborough Council on Aging, announces that the 40th Annual Westborough Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be open to all members of our community who would otherwise not enjoy this traditional meal, or the joys of this very American holiday with family and friends. The recession, which began in 2008, has affected many citizens of Westborough – a visit to the Westborough Food Pantry quickly shows how this recession has hurt many local families.
To help meet this need, and in the spirit of community which has long been a Westborough hallmark, the Westborough Thanksgiving Dinner, which previously focused on the senior citizens within our community, has been opened to all members of the community. To support this unprecedented expansion, an amazing coalition of organizations has come together. In addition to the Knights of Columbus and the Council on Aging, many other organizations are helping to sponsor the event including the American Legion – Post #163, In Your Shoes, Interfaith Clergy Association of Westborough, the Siloam Lodge – AF & AM, Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post #9013, WASA, Westborough Civic Club, Westborough Lions Club and the Westborough Rotary Club (so far!). Saint Luke’s will be providing dessert. The Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough will provide flowers and decorations.
The meal, a gift of the community, will be served at 1:00 pm sharp at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Willow Street. Because seating is limited, reservations are required! We strongly recommend calling immediately 508-366-3000 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Thursday, November 18. The Senior Center will be coordinating reservations.
A traditional Thanksgiving Dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, cider, and pumpkin pie and assorted desserts will be served.
If you have any questions, would like to make a direct contribution or sign-up to help with the event, please contact Joe Pucciarelli (508-366-2852). To reserve a place, please contact the Senior Center (508-366-3000).
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
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Vote Today - State Elections 2010
2 November 2010
7 am - 8 pm
Please go vote,
do your precinct proud!
Precinct 1: Gibbons Middle School Gym, 20 Fisher Street (Map)
If you are not sure where to cast your vote, call the Town Clerk’s office at 508-366-3020. Town Clerk’s Office Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs.: 8 am – 5 pm, Tues: 8 am – 8 pm; Fri: 7:30 – noon.
You may also visit http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.php hosted by the Elections Division of the Commonwealth, to find out what precinct you're in and where to vote.
Here's some info on the main races that were contested in the primary held this past September:
|Third Congressional District
Representative in Congress
|James P. McGovern
|Martin A. Lamb
||Karyn E. Polito
|Auditor||Suzanne M. Bump
||Mary Z. Connaughton
|Worcester County Sheriff||Thomas J. Foley||Lewis G. Evangelidis
Other races of Local Interest
On the state senator/representative level, there were no contested primary races for Westborough this past September. The candidates are:
Representative in General Court
|Precincts 1 & 4
(Eleventh Worcester District)
|Kevin Byrne||Matt Beaton|
(Eighth Middlesex District)
|Carolyn Dykema (incumbent)||Jonathan Loya|
|Precincts 3 & 5
(Ninth Worcester District)
|Tim Dodd||George Peterson (incumbent)|
Senator in General Court
|Middlesex & Worcester District||Jaime Eldridge (incumbent)||George M. Thompson|
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Which votes will benefit you most?
[the following was received as a submitted article -- webmaster]
Which Votes Will Benefit You Most?
October, 29, 2010
By Len Mead
What votes November 2nd will benefit you most? Fortunately, Dear Reader, I stand ready to guide you. And why should you listen to me? What’s my track record predicting how past votes turned out for you? Let’s look.
Two years ago most of you voted Democrat. I asserted then that frightened voters had chosen for more government to take care of them – abdicating the personal responsibility that had made our nation great. I predicted that the Democrat victory would result in more pain, more unemployment, more taxes, more regulations more debt and a recession at best – possibly worse. The current Obama Democrat regime was then imaculated.
My predictions were right. Big-time.
In the next two years, unemployment doubled. 27 million people are now unemployed – almost 20% of our workforce -- if you include the Department of Labor’s “U6” figures of marginally attached workers and those forced to work part time for economic reasons. The desperation and despair of these 27 million individuals is heartbreaking.
Ostensibly to fix this, the elected Democrat regime implemented discredited Keynesian government “stimulus” spending – most recently proven a failure by Bush’s stimulus outlays. Almost a trillion dollars of “targeted” spending went to boondoggle projects and 1-shot injections for public union payrolls. This preventing needed public sector belt-tightening. Not only did this fail to grow our economy, it left us a $14 trillion debt and our Vice President proclaiming, “Yes, we have to keep spending to get ourselves out of bankruptcy.” Duh?!
The total federal debt we and future generations now owe is $43,000 per citizen – unprecedented in history. When will we ever learn that no public figure can out-guess better than the millions of producers in the free market where best to spend the money they earn?
So far this year, our federal government spent $3.5 Trillion -- but collected only $2.1 trillion in taxes and other revenue! 40 cents of every federal dollar spent was borrowed. 40 cents of every dollar of army pay checks or social security checks now has to be borrowed. Do you run your family budget that way? Also, consider that 40 cents of each dollar paid to the 105,000 government employees of the Department of Agriculture has to be borrowed – and how many ears of corn do these employees grow?
Because our banking industry was forced by Barney Frank to make home loans to un-credit worthy people who then defaulted, the Democrats you elected stepped in with two new waves of government financial regulation – again arrogantly demonstrating the thinking that congressional votes could repeal the laws of financial supply and demand. Now personal bankruptcies, home evictions and bank failures are higher than at any time since 1929.
Businesses struggling to expand and hire workers by borrowing will now find available bank loans even more restricted because the new regulations cripple and punish bank risk-taking.
Every crisis between the election and now was used by the Democrat regime to intrude into our precious free markets with more regulations, more taxes, and outright theft. Rather than allow the free market cleansing action of bankruptcy to solve our once-great auto industry’s problems, the Obama regime used the crisis to steal the assets of auto secured bondholders and hundreds of family owned dealerships nationwide (primarily in Republican voting areas). Then the regime rewarded union votes and donations by handing the ownership keys of the auto industry over to the very unions who drove the industry into a ditch.
The best (but not perfect) healthcare in the world will be taken over with Obamacare -- a deceptive scheme with 10 years of new taxes to fund “health change” four years from now. “Romney-care” now bankrupting Massachusetts with costs 40% over estimates is showing what Obamacare will bring.
Our country is now more despised in the world than ever. The presidential “apology tours” only encouraged our enemies to spit in our face. Our borders are now over-run with criminal illegals and terrorists while our Democrat federal government refuses to protect us by enforcing immigration laws. States trying to protect their citizens by enforcing immigration laws are being sued by the elected Democrat regime.
In short, Democrat government has failed absolutely.
So now, friends -- especially you disillusioned Democrats -- you have a chance to use your precious votes to correct these frightening “changes” away from the constitutional principles upon which our country was founded.
My advice is this election is Vote Republican everywhere you can – except where the Republican either in office or running has gone over to the socialist dark side and promises to take care of YOU with more taxes, more spending and more “fairness” regulations. Amazingly, Fidel Castro just admitted, “Socialism doesn’t even work for us.”
Vote conservative, and our capitalist economy will finally roar back as taxes are cut, as unproductive jobs primarily in the public sector are cut and unrealistic spending is cut (primarily unfair promised public pensions). Businesses will start growing and productive jobs will open up once again. Your career prospects, your wealth and your family’s future opportunities will once again be bright.
Voting Democrat again will bring more failure, more misery and possibly even the destruction of our great country. Voting conservative will elect candidates who will mercifully start restoring our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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Un-Beck-lieveable! Glenn Beck at Tatnuck Booksellers
WOW! What excitement today at Westborough Shopping Center, home of Tatnuck Booksellers who hosted the "Broke" media tour and book signing by radio and television personality Glenn Beck. Hundreds turned out for the event.
Who is Glenn Beck? Here's a portion of the "About the Glenn Beck Program" page from his web site:
Glenn Beck is one of America's leading radio and television personalities. His quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America and Glenn Beck, one of the most successful new shows on the Fox News Channel. His unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allowed him to achieve the extraordinary feat of having #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. Beck also stars in a live stage show and is the publisher of Fusion magazine. Online, he is the editor of GlennBeck.com and the publisher of TheBlaze.com.
For more info, visit GlennBeck.com.
Here's a slideshow from our "Glenn Beck at Tatnuck Booksellers" set. You can click on any picture below, when it's playing, to go to Flickr to access a larger picture:
Couple of rummage sales continuing this morning, Saturday Oct. 30th:
- Evangelical Congregational Church
Corner of Church St & West Main St
9:00 am - 11:00 am
(fill a bag for $2)
- First United Methodist Church
120 West Main St.
(across from the Country Club)
9:00 am - noon
These sales benefit The Festival Ringers, and the United Methodist Women and Appalachian Service Project Team, respectively.Add a comment
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