HMEA* offers people with disabilities and their families comprehensive services that span a lifetime. Our administrative office is located in Franklin, MA, and our service area extends to over 110 communities in the Commonwealth’s Central, Southeastern and Eastern region... Read more.
Serving individuals of all ages, cultures, and artistic abilities across the MetroWest region, the HCA develops artistic skills, offers outstanding artistic performances and exhibitions, and enables visitors to experience art in all forms. Under one roof, we celebrate... Read more.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is embarking on a new prayer/memorial area. A number of people who have lost a loved one to the current opioid crisis approached the shrine to create a Butterfly Garden of Remembrance. There will be the opportunity to honor your loved one who... Read more.
Our six year old son PJ was diagnosed with autism at a very young age. He is non verbal, has PICA disorder and as he continues to grow, is prone to running off or toward water. Despite his challenges, he is a happy boy who is thriving at a special school for autism and... Read more.
HMEA's 17th Annual incredABLE 5K, is an all-inclusive event, taking place on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Dell EMC in Franklin, MA. Fox25 news anchor, Gene Lavanchy, will be returning to his co-hosting duties, along with former New England Patriots "ALL PRO" Linebacker, Steve... Read more.
The Gan Rivkah Center was started 6 years ago by Hadassah Rose, as a means of affordable day care. In a few short months became the woman's center it is today. The center provides accommodations for 27 women with or without children; and their pets if needed. Read more.
Throughout our local area, thousands of children, adults and seniors go without each year. The holidays are especially hard for those who can’t provide adequate meals from themselves or their families. This month’s recipient of the MyFM and Asphalt Engineering Hometown... Read more.
Children's Alopecia Project helps any child in need who is living with hair loss due to all forms of Alopecia by building self-esteem in children living with alopecia, providing support for them and their families and raising awareness about the life-altering disease. Read more.
You may have seen a few inspirational yard signs promoting tolerance, love and understanding in the Medway area recently. The Hate Has No Home Here Project promotes just and inclusive communities by encouraging neighbors to declare their homes, schools, businesses, and... Read more.
November's recipient of the WMRC and Asphalt Engineering Hometown Hope Initiative is March of Dimes. WMRC's Ray Auger spoke with March of Dimes Division Director Stephen Sycks, Chair of 2017 March of Dimes Worcester Walk Allison Lane and Mission Family Members Leigh Anne... Read more.
President Franklin Roosevelt's personal struggle with polio led him to create the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis at a time when polio was on the rise. Better known as the March of Dimes, the foundation established a polio patient aid program and... Read more.
The WMRC and Asphalt Engineering Hometown Hope Initiative recipient for October is Vietnam The 50th Massachusetts. WMRC's Ray Auger spoke with Al Holman, Earl Fahey and Jo-Ann Morgan about their upcoming gala and welcome home dinner. Read more.
Many young men and women made sacrifices for their country during the Vietnam War. After returning home, their sacrifices were dismissed or even vilified by some of the countrymen they defended. The anguish they endured has contributed to the high rates of homelessness... Read more.
The Milford Summer Food Service Program, a collaborative effort between the Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition and the Hockomock Area YMCA, is looking for volunteers during the summer season, Monday-Friday between 11AM – 2PM. The ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese... Read more.
HMEA, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving children and adults with special needs, announces that it will hold its signature family event and fundraiser of the year, the incredABLE Walk, Run and All-Day Family Fun, on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at EMC2 Headquarters in... Read more.
Originally incorporated in 1961, the organization was first known as the Wrentham Research Foundation. Located on the grounds of the Wrentham Developmental Center, its primary mission was to conduct research in the field of mental retardation. Studies included prevention... Read more.
WMRC's Ray Auger sat down with Dr. Tremblay to talk about his departure, the state and future of the school system. The Milford School System is the March recipient of the WMRC and Asphalt Engineering Hometown Hope Initiative. Read more.
SenseAbility Gym Incorporated is a nonprofit corporation serving special needs children in the greater Hopedale, Massachusetts area. Our mission is to provide a parent-led sensory gym, giving children with special needs a safe, fun, indoor area where they can play and... Read more.
The annual Admissions Open House for parents, guardians, and prospective students will be held at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. The evening is an opportunity to tour the campus at 65... Read more.
Renowned for its refinement of technology, facilities, and curriculum, Blackstone Valley Tech's commitment to continuous improvement has resulted in upgrades to the school's admissions policy and application process. Read more.
A new partnership was celebrated on Thursday, October 29, 2015, when Blackstone Valley Tech, Alternatives Unlimited, Inc., and Lowe's broke ground on a community construction project. The groundbreaking was held in Northbridge... Read more.
Ray Auger spoke with Paul Mina, President and CEO, and Jen Maseda, Chief Philanthropy Officer, about the United Way of Tri County, this months WMRC and Asphalt Engineering Hometown Hope Initiative Recipients. Read more.
The United Way of Tri-County is a community building organization that brings people together to care for one another. We provide programs and services, connect volunteers, strengthen agencies, teach social responsibility, and meet the critical needs of thousands of... Read more.
The Bellingham Senior Center is the September recipients of the WMRC and Asphalt Engineering Hometown Hope Initiative! Ray Auger sat down with Director Laura DeMattia to learn more about the senior center and the programs they offer. Read more.
SENIOR CENTER NEWS AND HAPPENINGS - Want to learn something new? Are you a beginner looking for a patient teacher that encourages you to work at your own pace? Give the Bellingham Senior Center a call at 508-966-0398 and your instructor, Patricia Llewellyn will contact... Read more.
SENIOR CENTER NEWS AND HAPPENINGS - It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO or PPO), you should receive a notice from your plan by the end of this month. That notice outlines changes to be made to... Read more.
CLASSES AND PROGRAMS - On Tuesday, September 22, Cooking for One will meet at 5:30 p.m. This class is limited to 10 people and you must sign up by calling 508-966-0398. The foods and the instructor are provided by Whole Foods Market. Dawn... Read more.
Marc Zenus, at age 36, is the youngest of three children. His older siblings include a sister, Melinda, and a brother Joe. He is also a very proud uncle to Madelyn, Sara, Aaron, and Jaxon. Marc resides in Hopedale, MA and lives with his Mom and Dad. Marc is affected by a... Read more.
My name is Mark Mancuso and I am 17 years old. I am a student at Milford High School and I have been a member of Milford Special Olympics since I was eight. I have competed in soccer, basketball, track and field, softball and bocce. I love the Special Olympics because... Read more.
Hi my name is Tim Santos and I have Down’s syndrome. I am twenty years old. I am a Special Olympic Athlete and on the council for Special Olympics Massachusetts Project Unify. Project Unify promotes inclusive sports to provide youth with and without intellectual... Read more.
Milford Special Olympics was started in the spring of 1994 with Avery Dennison as our sponsor with one coach, one track team, and four athletes. Today, Milford Community Programs is our sponsor and we have 27 coaches, 20 teams, with 12 different sports, and 190...
Join the WMRC & Asphalt Engineering Hometown Hope Street Team at the new McDonald's on Medway Road in Milford for a live broadcast with the Sports Buzz. We'll be playing games and giving away prizes. AND, McDonald's will be giving away their grand opening prizes that... Read more.
WMRC and Asphalt Engineering have teamed up to bing you the Hometown Hope Street Team! Throughtout the year we'll be setting up our street team tent at different events and locations in the local area. We'll play some games, give away some prizes and sometimes broadcast... Read more.
Baseball player Charles Leo “Gabby” Hartnett, born in Woonsocket, moved to Millville at the age of 3 days old. Gabby played at the meadow near the mills and railroad tracks which closed about 1985. He later played for the Chicago Cubs and was the catcher when... Read more.
Millville is celebrating its 100th birthday on Sunday May 1st, 2016! Centennial Celebration Committee was established for the purpose of considering and planning the celebration of the Centennial of the incorporation of the Town of Millville, MA. Read more.