The Church of the Nativity has opened The Refuge, a new center for spiritual care, at 45 Howard St. The Refuge offers quiet space for individuals seeking time with God and a meeting place for nonprofit support groups. The center will be a focal point for community outreach, and is funded by a continuing Capital Fund Campaign. For more information on The Refuge, call the church at (508) 393-3146 or visit the church Web site at www.churchofthenativity.org.
Troop 1 Scouts
advance in rank
During a June 16 Court of Honor in Ellsworth McAfee Park, Boy Scout Troop 1 awarded 11 Scouts advanced rank.
Scouts and their new ranks are: Daniel Bellemore and Kevin McKenna, Scout; Sean Hamling, Tenderfoot; Ryan Fite, Chris Lang and Sean Hamling, Second Class; Corey Aldrich and Joey Wei, First Class; Harry Silverstein, Life rank; Ian Brenckle, Eagle Bronze Palm, and Garrett Price, Eagle Silver Palm.
Two scouts, Daniel Hogan and Sean Boullianne, also earned the Ad Altare Dei religious emblem. Additionally, 29 members of the troop earned a total of 52 merit badges, including architecture, aviation, camping, coin collecting, fingerprinting, first aid, horsemanship, landscape architecture, leatherwork, mammal study, music, personal fitness, pottery, rifle shooting and shotgun shooting.
The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Summer Sizzle is set for 5 p.m.
July 23 at Teamworks, 185 Otis St.The event features networking, a barbecue, and activities such as volleyball, dodge ball, the acid river and rock climbing.
T-shirts will be given to everyone who registers for the event. Space for a company's name or logo is available on the back of the Summer Sizzle T-shirt. Several sponsorship options are available. For more information, call (508) 836-4444. Deadline to respond is July 10.
to meet July 9
The Men's Breakfast Club will meet July 9 at Trinity Church. The current proprietor of O'Brien's Five and Dime store, Bruce Terry, will review the eventful history of O'Brien's in Northboro. The doors will open at 8 a.m. for hot coffee and pastries and a full breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The cost for the meal is $3.
in technology fair
Students from Melican Middle School in Northboro participated in the 12th annual Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair for middle school students on June 6 at the Worcester Technical High School. Four Melican students received awards:
First Place: Genzyme Award and The Naval Science Award presented to one male from the Office of Naval Research - Peter Schwalm (Grade 7),
First Place: Genzyme Award and The Naval Science Award presented to one female from the Office of Naval Research - Anvita Hanchate (Grade 7),
Third Place: Optical Society of America - Ben Rutan (Grade 8)
Honorable Mention: Chris Lang (Grade 6)