Community Garden credits volunteers for success

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STURBRIDGE — In its second year of operation, the volunteer-driven Community Food Collaborative in Sturbridge gives full credit to its volunteers for the success of the garden.  All produce from the garden is organic and is donated to the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry located in Southbridge.  The Pantry […]

Generosity of “distant stranger” benefits food pantry

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SOUTHBRIDGE — The St. John Paul II Food Pantry recently received a check for $5,000 from a distant stranger.  At a recent Sturbridge Rotary Club meeting, Bill Pioppi and Co-Director Roberta Watson were presented with a check.  The story unfolds during Rotary’s Annual Golf Classic at the Cohasse Country Club.  […]

Anne E. (Laliberte) Quinn, 91

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STURBRIDGE — Anne E. Quinn, 91, of Crescent Way, formerly of Lebanon Hill Rd., Southbridge, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, at home surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Her husband of 59 years, Thomas P. “T” Quinn, passed away in 2010.  She leaves her son; Kevin J. […]

CFC planting seeds of community garden expansion

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Group to host event welcoming, appreciating volunteers STURBRIDGE — The Community Food Collaborative (CFC) is celebrating the start of its second year and the current expansion of its community garden. The garden located behind the Sturbridge Town Hall produced 1,524 pounds of fresh, organic vegetables in its first year.  All […]

Food Pantry Lauds Efforts of the Community Food Collaborative

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📷 Roberta Watson, Director of the Saint John Paul II Food Pantry, attends an event to thank The Community Food Collaborative for donations of fresh produce during their successful first growing season. Photo courtesy Pauline White. STURBRIDGE/SOUTHBRIDGE – Roberta Watson, director of the St. John Paul II Food Pantry, visited the Sturbridge […]