Sturbridge Rotary awards scholarships to Tantasqua students

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Eight local students recognized, honored by Rotarians STURBRIDGE — The Sturbridge Rotary Club has been awarding scholarships each year to local students for the past 47 years.  The first scholarship was for $500 and the amount awarded has steadily increased over the years.  This year Sturbridge Rotary awarded scholarships of […]

Sturbridge Rotary Club recognizes CFC Garden creator

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Coan honored for efforts to help combat food insecurity 📸 Garden creator Joe Coan (left) with Rotary Past-District Governor Klaus Hachfeld. Courtesy photo. STURBRIDGE — The Community Food Collaborative (CFC) committee held its monthly meeting at the garden located behind the Town Hall in Sturbridge recently after the regular work […]

Rotary Club makes $3,000 donation to food pantry

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Sturbridge chapter has donated $21K over last several years 📸 Accepting the check, from left to right, are Food Pantry volunteers Connie Waack and Marie Jimenez, Roberta Watson, Pantry Co-Director, Klaus Hachfeld, President of Sturbridge Rotary Club and Glenys Hachfeld. Courtesy photo. Many years ago, St. John Paul II Food […]

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.  […]

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 […]