Saturday, January 5, 2013
We've added, tweaked and changed a host of features, so even if you think you know...
It's a big year, this 2013. Why? Well, because we beat the Mayan calendar and made it past 2012! But it's also a gigantic year because you can get involved and share all things Burlington like never before. We have certainly grown and changed since we started. So even if you think you know how to use Patch like a pro, here are some more tips to stay informed - and more importantly, inform others. 1. Add photos to our brand new Neighborhood Gallery. Have a great picture from a local game or sledding at Simonds Park or maybe of your child's performance? Now you can share it with everyone else in town - and the gallery is an easy spot for your family to find it. 2. Follow every step of a story. Use our follow-up feature to know when we post…
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Whether its your neighbor who always gives to the Burlington Food Pantry by buying extra food, or Joyce Deliyianni who started the community group HELPIS or our Unofficial Mayor Al Fay who organizes Truck Day and has supported the Grandview Farm restoration project. It could also be someone like Jack Ferren, who volunters with the Burlington Recreation Committee and participates in events all …
Monday, January 9, 2012
Lahey Clinic is looking for outgoing volunteers to help the Volunteer & Community Services department.
The following is a release from Lahey Clinic: Lahey Clinic's Volunteer & Community Services is seeking outgoing, physically active individuals to volunteer in several areas, including the Main Lobby and the Cafeteria. Shifts are available weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Volunteer & Community Services at 781-744-8803 for more information and to request a volunteer application. Click here for a 2011 Patch article on volunteering with Lahey Clinic.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Dr. Thomas Bilodeau of Lahey Clinic spreads the gift of good health, and encourages others to reach out to those in need.
People often think about community service during the holiday season, more so than other times of the year, but every helping hand counts wherever it is given. Dr. Thomas Bilodeau of Concord, a primary care physician at Lahey Clinic and member of Lahey's Global Outreach Committee, returned from his tenth trip to Kenya, where he and other volunteers spent two and a half weeks administering health care to people in eight different villages. The ongoing volunteer relief effort is organized by the International Medical Alliance of Tennessee, a philanthropic organization through which Bilodeau has been serving people in underserved communities all over the world for the last 15 years. From a clinic in Malden, to relief work after Hurricane …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
An eighth grade community service group continues its activism
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jill Cooley
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Four leaders of Teen LIGHT, an eighth grade community service group, met after school on Tuesday to complete two projects. The first was to write thank you cards for their classmates and teachers who helped with their lollipop sale. The second was to get Mr. Pearl, their eighth grade English teacher, to agree to be in the Dunk Tank during their walk-a-thon in June. Convincing Mr. Pearl remains unaccomplished for now, but this community service group remains proud of their achievements this year. Teen LIGHT has been a part of the eighth grade for three years. Cheryl Mantia is the creator of and teaches math at Marshall Simonds Middle School. “The goal is to empower teens to become leaders, and to make a difference,” she said. The group name…
Friday, January 7, 2011
Burlington Pride Basketball is a volunteer group dedicated to teaching people with disabilities ages 16 and up the game of basketball. Program Director Mark Landers details the group.
Burlington Pride Basketball meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Memorial School gym and involves disabled persons 16-years-old and over with the game of basketball. Pride instructors teach passing, dribbling, shooting and other fundamental basketball skills during it's 90 minute sessions. The sessions are taught by an all volunteer team and are open to Burlington residents and out-of-towners alike. “I started it in 2004. There was something before then but nothing as formal as we have today,” recalls Mark Landers, Program Director for Burlington Pride Basketball. When asked what Pride offers Burlington residents, Landers responded, “it offers them social interaction with their peers and teaches them sportsmanship.” …