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September 13, 2014 - Mending Paws Foundation Motorcycle Run & BBQ fundraiser at the Polish-American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA. "Mending Paws Foundation is a non-profit that was formed in 2010 with pets and pet owners in mind." "Our mission is to reduce unnecessary euthanization of sick and/or injured pets by covering emergency veterinarian expenses. Check out the webiste mendingpaws.net. Thanks to the sponsors of the fundraiser: the Big Random band, Agway in Gardner, TLC Pet Salon, Westminster Pharmacy, Princeton Therapeutic Massage, Tina White Silpada, RotorworX LLC, Winchendon Furniture, Country Mischief, Wicked Wicks' Gale Bard. (from left) Chrissy Girard (VP), Becky Bourque (Secretary), Gus Landry (Vice Chair), Susan Landry (President and Founder). Not shown Erin Boivin Molloy (Chair).   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

September 13, 2014 – Mending Paws Foundation Motorcycle Run & BBQ fundraiser at the Polish-American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA. “Mending Paws Foundation is a non-profit that was formed in 2010 with pets and pet owners in mind.” “Our mission is to reduce unnecessary euthanization of sick and/or injured pets by covering emergency veterinarian expenses. Check out the webiste mendingpaws.net. Thanks to the sponsors of the fundraiser: the Big Random band, Agway in Gardner, TLC Pet Salon, Westminster Pharmacy, Princeton Therapeutic Massage, Tina White Silpada, RotorworX LLC, Winchendon Furniture, Country Mischief, Wicked Wicks’ Gale Bard. (from left) Chrissy Girard (VP), Becky Bourque (Secretary), Gus Landry (Vice Chair), Susan Landry (President and Founder). Not shown Erin Boivin Molloy (Chair).

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September 12, 2014 - "Candidates Meet and Greet" sponsored by the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and Mount Wachusett Community College. Federal, State and Local candidates had the chance to meet their constituents at the Mount.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

September 12, 2014 – “Candidates Meet and Greet” sponsored by the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and Mount Wachusett Community College. Federal, State and Local candidates had the chance to meet their constituents at the Mount.
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September 8, 2014 - Beau Monde Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Gardner, MA hosted by Gardner Square Two. Beau Monde is located on Connors Street in downtown Gardner and features a modern decor.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

September 8, 2014 – Beau Monde Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Gardner, MA hosted by Gardner Square Two. Beau Monde is located on Connors Street in downtown Gardner and features a modern decor.
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September 5, 2014 - Gardner Auto Sales Grand Opening, 119 Pearson Blvd, Gardner, MA.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

September 5, 2014 – Gardner Auto Sales Grand Opening, 119 Pearson Blvd, Gardner, MA.
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September 6, 2014 - Curtis Recreation Field will play host to one of Hubbardston’s signature fall events today with the Hubbardston Field Day, sponsored by the Hubbardston Lions Club. Food trucks and arts and crafts tables will be featured with all-day hayrides, carnival games, a tractor parade, live music and a chicken barbecue. There also will be a dunk tank manned by the Boy Scouts and the popular social media ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Guests can bet on a space within a grid for The Cow Flop Contest. A “well-fed” cow and her calf will then be released to “do their duty”, with the correct guess netting a prize of $100 for the calf or $200 for the cow. Hubbardston Field Day is set for Saturday 9 AM to 3:30 PM, with a rain date scheduled for Sunday at the same times.

September 6, 2014 – Curtis Recreation Field will play host to one of Hubbardston’s signature fall events today with the Hubbardston Field Day, sponsored by the Hubbardston Lions Club. Food trucks and arts and crafts tables will be featured with all-day hayrides, carnival games, a tractor parade, live music and a chicken barbecue. There also will be a dunk tank manned by the Boy Scouts and the popular social media ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Guests can bet on a space within a grid for The Cow Flop Contest. A “well-fed” cow and her calf will then be released to “do their duty”, with the correct guess netting a prize of $100 for the calf or $200 for the cow. Hubbardston Field Day is set for Saturday 9 AM to 3:30 PM, with a rain date scheduled for Sunday at the same times.

September 6, 2014 - ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Saturday 2 PM at the Templeton Fish and Game Club to raise funds for a Club member.

September 6, 2014 – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Saturday 2 PM at the Templeton Fish and Game Club to raise funds for a Club member.

September 1, 2014 - 51st Annual Lefty Proulx Old Timers Baseball Game, Stone Field, Gardner, MA. The game featured players from all generations using wooden bats, but NO SPKED SHOES.    More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

September 1, 2014 – 51st Annual Lefty Proulx Old Timers Baseball Game, Stone Field, Gardner, MA. The game featured players from all generations using wooden bats, but NO SPKED SHOES.
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August 30, 2014 - Gardner Youth Commission hosts 40's Big Band Music performed by Marty's Reminisce Orchestra at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA.  More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 30, 2014 – Gardner Youth Commission hosts 40′s Big Band Music performed by Marty’s Reminisce Orchestra at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA.
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August 30, 2014 - Gardner Walks began at Heywood Hospital at 9 AM. This family-friendly event included a Health Expo, kids events and music. The walk occurred along the bike path at Crystal Lake, Gardner, MA --- the first step to a healthier life.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 30, 2014 – Gardner Walks began at Heywood Hospital at 9 AM. This family-friendly event included a Health Expo, kids events and music. The walk occurred along the bike path at Crystal Lake, Gardner, MA — the first step to a healthier life.
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August 28, 2014 - Holy Family Academy (HFA) ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony at Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. The Holy Family Academy includes the HFA Elementary School, Nichols Street, and the HFA Middle School, Lynde Street.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 28, 2014 – Holy Family Academy (HFA) ribbon-cutting dedication ceremony at Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, Nichols Street, Gardner, MA. The Holy Family Academy includes the HFA Elementary School, Nichols Street, and the HFA Middle School, Lynde Street.
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August 25, 2014 - Twin Cities Tea Party's Mary Lotze introducing Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, before Vaughan's talk on criminal undocumented illegal aliens in Massachusetts and across the nation. Also speaking at the meeting GOP Massachusetts Representative candidate (4th Worcester District) Jacques Perrault and Republican candidates for Massachusetts State Senate Richard Bastien and U-S Congressional candidate Ann Wofford.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 25, 2014 – Twin Cities Tea Party’s Mary Lotze introducing Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, before Vaughan’s talk on criminal undocumented illegal aliens in Massachusetts and across the nation. Also speaking at the meeting GOP Massachusetts Representative candidate (4th Worcester District) Jacques Perrault and Republican candidates for Massachusetts State Senate Richard Bastien and U-S Congressional candidate Ann Wofford. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 24, 2014 - The Greater Gardner Suicide Prevention Task Force "2nd Annual Ride of Your Life" motorcycle ride, walk-run and BBQ held at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Fitchburg, MA., raising awareness about suicide and suicide prevention.    More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com


August 24, 2014 – The Greater Gardner Suicide Prevention Task Force “2nd Annual Ride of Your Life” motorcycle ride, walk-run and BBQ held at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School, Fitchburg, MA., raising awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. 
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August 23, 2014 - 5th Annual Salvadore Family Movie Night along with games, classic car show and fun events.    More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 23, 2014 – 5th Annual Salvadore Family Movie Night along with games, classic car show and fun events.
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 August 23, 2014 - Gardner Youth Commission hosting the Big Random performing classic rock from the 60s through the 80s, Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA.    More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com


August 23, 2014 – Gardner Youth Commission hosting the Big Random performing classic rock from the 60s through the 80s, Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA. 
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August 23, 2014 - Chair City Lions "American Youth Football and Cheer Program," Watkin's Field, Gardner High School, Gardner, MA. American Youth Football provides kids the chance to play football who don't qualify due to weight restrictions with other programs, and includes players from kindergarten to the 8th grade. 71 teams from 13 communities in North Central Massachusetts participated in the Jamboree.    More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 23, 2014 – Chair City Lions “American Youth Football and Cheer Program,” Watkin’s Field, Gardner High School, Gardner, MA. American Youth Football provides kids the chance to play football who don’t qualify due to weight restrictions with other programs, and includes players from kindergarten to the 8th grade. 71 teams from 13 communities in North Central Massachusetts participated in the Jamboree. 
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The Chair City Lions Youth Football and Cheer program will hold its 2014 Central Massachusetts JAMBOREE Saturday at Gardner High School’s Watkins Field. 71 teams from 13 communities in the region will participate in the JAMBOREE. WGAW1340.com will broadcast LIVE from 12:10 PM to 2 PM from the JAMBOREE. American Youth Football provides kids the chance to play football who don’t qualify due to weight restrictions with other programs and includes players from kindergarten through the 8th grade. $5-dollars admission for adults, $3-dollars for students and seniors, and its free for children under 5. The JAMBOREE is set Saturday at Watkins Field, Gardner High School from 9 AM until 7 PM.

The Chair City Lions Youth Football and Cheer program will hold its 2014 Central Massachusetts JAMBOREE Saturday at Gardner High School’s Watkins Field. 71 teams from 13 communities in the region will participate in the JAMBOREE. WGAW1340.com will broadcast LIVE from 12:10 PM to 2 PM from the JAMBOREE. American Youth Football provides kids the chance to play football who don’t qualify due to weight restrictions with other programs and includes players from kindergarten through the 8th grade. $5-dollars admission for adults, $3-dollars for students and seniors, and its free for children under 5. The JAMBOREE is set Saturday at Watkins Field, Gardner High School from 9 AM until 7 PM.

August 20, 2014 - The GOP primary candidates for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 2nd Franklin District KAREN ANDERSON and SUSANNAH WHIPPS LEE with ALF BERRY, the chairman of the Petersham (MA) Town Republican Committee. About 100 citizens came out to see the debate at the Petersham Town Hall. WGAW1340.com's STEVE WENDELL moderated the debate. The entire debate will be aired on WGAW1340.com before the September 9, 2014 primary election, with highlights featured during the WGAW1340.com Breakfast Club news program, weekdays from 6-9 AM.

August 20, 2014 – The GOP primary candidates for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 2nd Franklin District KAREN ANDERSON and SUSANNAH WHIPPS LEE with ALF BERRY, the chairman of the Petersham (MA) Town Republican Committee. About 100 citizens came out to see the debate at the Petersham Town Hall. WGAW1340.com’s STEVE WENDELL moderated the debate. The entire debate will be aired on WGAW1340.com before the September 9, 2014 primary election, with highlights featured during the WGAW1340.com Breakfast Club news program, weekdays from 6-9 AM.

August 17, 2014 - New England Jet Rally at the Gardner Municipal Airport, Templeton, MA.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 17, 2014 – New England Jet Rally at the Gardner Municipal Airport, Templeton, MA. 
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August 17, 2014 - The Annual Polish Picnic at the Polish American Citizens' Club, Kendall Pond, Gardner, MA. Fantastic food with polka music and the dinner plate for $10 --- pierogis, kielbasa, golumpkis, brown bread and butter, along with kapusta.  More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 17, 2014 – The Annual Polish Picnic at the Polish American Citizens’ Club, Kendall Pond, Gardner, MA. Fantastic food with polka music and the dinner plate for $10 — pierogis, kielbasa, golumpkis, brown bread and butter, along with kapusta. 
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August 16, 2014 - Gardner Summer Concert with the Twangbusters, performing Americana, Boogie, Blues & Bop, and Roots music at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA.   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 16, 2014 – Gardner Summer Concert with the Twangbusters, performing Americana, Boogie, Blues & Bop, and Roots music at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA. 
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August 16, 2014 - The 40th annual Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival. "The Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival has developed a reputation in New England and the surrounding states for having genuine crafts as it is a juried show. Thousands of annual visitors view more than 100 vendors. Proceeds of the Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival supports thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to Templeton graduates, alumni, and residents. The annual fair is staffed by friends and family of past, present, and future scholarship recipients."   More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 16, 2014 – The 40th annual Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival. “The Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival has developed a reputation in New England and the surrounding states for having genuine crafts as it is a juried show. Thousands of annual visitors view more than 100 vendors. Proceeds of the Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival supports thousands of dollars in scholarships every year to Templeton graduates, alumni, and residents. The annual fair is staffed by friends and family of past, present, and future scholarship recipients.” 
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August 16, 2014 - Dunn State Park Interpreter ROGER leads tour of Gardner Heritage State Park in downtown area. The Heritage State Park program is a national model for urban environmental design, historic preservation, and economic revitalization. Established in 1978, the parks celebrate city heritage, encourage private development, bring people into downtown, provide recreational opportunities, and create urban spaces for the whole community to enjoy. Heritage State Parks like Gardner have been developed in Lynn, Lowell, Lawrence, Holyoke, North Adams (Western Gateway), Uxbridge (Blackstone Valley), Fall River, and Boston (Roxbury).

August 16, 2014 – Dunn State Park Interpreter ROGER leads tour of Gardner Heritage State Park in downtown area. The Heritage State Park program is a national model for urban environmental design, historic preservation, and economic revitalization. Established in 1978, the parks celebrate city heritage, encourage private development, bring people into downtown, provide recreational opportunities, and create urban spaces for the whole community to enjoy. Heritage State Parks like Gardner have been developed in Lynn, Lowell, Lawrence, Holyoke, North Adams (Western Gateway), Uxbridge (Blackstone Valley), Fall River, and Boston (Roxbury).

August 16, 2014 - Virginia Strahan of the Narragansett Historical Society, Templeton, MA appearing on the WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio program discussing local history, the museum, and the last TEA (as in drinking tea and eating finger sandwiches and cakes) of the season. The Society is featured on HotlineRadio each month.

August 16, 2014 – Virginia Strahan of the Narragansett Historical Society, Templeton, MA appearing on the WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio program discussing local history, the museum, and the last TEA (as in drinking tea and eating finger sandwiches and cakes) of the season. The Society is featured on HotlineRadio each month.

August 13, 2014 - Tour of Gardner's (MA) new police station with Police Chief Neil Erickson, Deputy Chief John Bernard and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke. The construction company reviewed the progress of the construction, which should be completed by Spring 2015. (more photos FACEBOOK wgaw1340.com)

August 13, 2014 – Tour of Gardner’s (MA) new police station with Police Chief Neil Erickson, Deputy Chief John Bernard and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke. The construction company reviewed the progress of the construction, which should be completed by Spring 2015. 
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August 12, 2014 - The Gardner City-Wide Ice Bucket Challenge! Let's Strike out ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Buckets of ice poured over Gardner Mayor MARK HAWKE and Massachusetts State Representative JON ZLOTNIK (D-Gardner) --- by his mother! --- and over 100 participants at the Big Chair on Elm Street, Gardner, MA. The event raised over $2000 to Strike Out ALS. (more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 12, 2014 – The Gardner City-Wide Ice Bucket Challenge! Let’s Strike out ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Buckets of ice poured over Gardner Mayor MARK HAWKE and Massachusetts State Representative JON ZLOTNIK (D-Gardner) — by his mother! — and over 100 participants at the Big Chair on Elm Street, Gardner, MA. The event raised over $2000 to Strike Out ALS. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 9, 2014 - Boothill Express performs Classic Country Rock at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA. Hosted by the Youth Commission.  (more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 9, 2014 – Boothill Express performs Classic Country Rock at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA. Hosted by the Youth Commission. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 9, 2014 - On the campaign trail. Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate MARTHA COAKLEY stops by Cruisers Malt Shoppe, Gardner, MA for a "Meet-and-Greet with constituents. (photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 9, 2014 – On the campaign trail. Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate MARTHA COAKLEY stops by Cruisers Malt Shoppe, Gardner, MA for a “Meet-and-Greet with constituents. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 9, 2014 - The Mount Wachusett Fitness and Wellness Center hosted the "2nd Annual Friends 5-K Race, Walk and (the non-competitive) Kids Fun Run." The 3.1 mile scenic loop began and ended on the college campus. The loop was primarily on the trails along the bike path around Crystal Lake. (more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 9, 2014 – The Mount Wachusett Fitness and Wellness Center hosted the “2nd Annual Friends 5-K Race, Walk and (the non-competitive) Kids Fun Run.” The 3.1 mile scenic loop began and ended on the college campus. The loop was primarily on the trails along the bike path around Crystal Lake. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 6, 2014 - The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's 69th Annual Summer Outing and Robert Langlois Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course and the Polish American Citizens' Club in Gardner, MA. Catering provided by King Phillip Restaurant, Phillipston, MA.  (more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 6, 2014 – The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s 69th Annual Summer Outing and Robert Langlois Memorial Golf Tournament held at the Gardner Municipal Golf Course and the Polish American Citizens’ Club in Gardner, MA. Catering provided by King Phillip Restaurant, Phillipston, MA. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 5, 2014 – Hundreds of area residents participated in the 2nd Annual Gardner National Night Out, Monument Park, Gardner, MA. The event helped heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. National Night Out was sponsored by The Gardner Community Action Team (GCAT), the City of Gardner, LUK, and the Office of the Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 5, 2014 – Hundreds of area residents participated in the 2nd Annual Gardner National Night Out, Monument Park, Gardner, MA. The event helped heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. National Night Out was sponsored by The Gardner Community Action Team (GCAT), the City of Gardner, LUK, and the Office of the Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 5, 2014  - Join hundreds of area residents during the 2nd Annual Gardner National Night Out, Monument Park, Gardner, MA 6PM-9PM. There also will be a FLASHLIGHT WALK on Gardner's Bike Path at 9 PM. The event heightens crime and drug prevention awareness.

August 5, 2014 – Join hundreds of area residents during the 2nd Annual Gardner National Night Out, Monument Park, Gardner, MA 6PM-9PM. There also will be a FLASHLIGHT WALK on Gardner’s Bike Path at 9 PM. The event heightens crime and drug prevention awareness.

August 2, 2014 - Gardner Youth Commission hosts the Big Band orchestra "Point & Swing" at Monument Park, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 2, 2014 – Gardner Youth Commission hosts the Big Band orchestra “Point & Swing” at Monument Park, Gardner, MA. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 2, 2014 - More fun during the second day of the 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale. Hosted by Gardner Square Two in cooperation with the City of Gardner, MA.  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 2, 2014 – More fun during the second day of the 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale. Hosted by Gardner Square Two in cooperation with the City of Gardner, MA. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 1, 2014 - 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale, downtown Gardner, MA. Hosted by Gardner Square Two, in cooperation with the City of Gardner. (more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

August 1, 2014 – 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale, downtown Gardner, MA. Hosted by Gardner Square Two, in cooperation with the City of Gardner. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

August 1 & 2, 2014 - 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale in downtown Gardner, MA. Local Gardner businesses and 50 vendors will offer fantastic deals. The Kids Zone will give kids an opportunity to have a lot of fun --- including four bouncy houses, the Super Hero Parade, the Princess Parade. WGAW1340.com will broadcast LIVE Friday 11 AM - 2 PM, and Saturday 12 Noon - 2 PM. Another great event hosted by Gardner Square Two in cooperation with the City of Gardner.

August 1 & 2, 2014 – 75th Annual Experience Gardner Festival & Sidewalk Sale in downtown Gardner, MA. Local Gardner businesses and 50 vendors will offer fantastic deals. The Kids Zone will give kids an opportunity to have a lot of fun — including four bouncy houses, the Super Hero Parade, the Princess Parade. WGAW1340.com will broadcast LIVE Friday 11 AM – 2 PM, and Saturday 12 Noon – 2 PM. Another great event hosted by Gardner Square Two in cooperation with the City of Gardner.

Chapter Three of the Patriot Riders in Gardner, MA hosted "Veterans Appreciation Day" at the Gardner Fish and Gun Club. (more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

Chapter Three of the Patriot Riders in Gardner, MA hosted “Veterans Appreciation Day” at the Gardner Fish and Gun Club. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

July 26, 2014 - The Gardner Youth Commission sponsored Summer Concert at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA featured Jumpin' Juba. The crowd enjoyed Jumpin' Juba's performance of a wide mix of music, including jazz, TexMex, Hawaiian, Caribbean, and Latin.  (photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 26, 2014 – The Gardner Youth Commission sponsored Summer Concert at the Community Bandstand, Monument Park, Gardner, MA featured Jumpin’ Juba. The crowd enjoyed Jumpin’ Juba’s performance of a wide mix of music, including jazz, TexMex, Hawaiian, Caribbean, and Latin. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

July 25, 2014 - FOX25-Boston ZIP TRIP to Gardner, MA. (updated from the FOX25 News Release) FOX25 Morning News Zip Trip featured Gardner. Gardner residents and viewers joined co-hosts Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire, meteorologist Shiri Spear, news commentator Doug "VB" Goudie, and reporter Lilly Hopkins for the live broadcast 6 AM to 10 AM at the Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School, 130 Elm Street (next to the big Chair City Chair). The FOX25 Morning News crew has made stops in more than 190 communities in 11 seasons of Zip Trips. The live broadcasts give citizens across New England “bragging rights” and a chance to show us what makes their hometown a great place to live. Neighbors, residents and kids of all ages shared their "Gardner Pride." Special guests and features celebrated the unique qualities of Gardner. Area residents enjoyed specialty food demonstrations, various booths and the Kids’ Fun Zone. Features Included: Taste of the Town, Home Town Team, Zip Trip Trivia, Home Town Hero, On the Market, Firehouse Fridays, Talk of the Town, Zip Trip Fan of the Week, High Speed Deal, Zip Trip Jr. Reporte, Kids’ Fun Zone, Town Tour, Morning Warm-up. — at Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 25, 2014 – FOX25-Boston ZIP TRIP to Gardner, MA. (updated from the FOX25 News Release)FOX25 Morning News Zip Trip featured Gardner. Gardner residents and viewers joined co-hosts Gene Lavanchy and Shannon Mulaire, meteorologist Shiri Spear, news commentator Doug “VB” Goudie, and reporter Lilly Hopkins for the live broadcast 6 AM to 10 AM at the Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School, 130 Elm Street (next to the big Chair City Chair).
The FOX25 Morning News crew has made stops in more than 190 communities in 11 seasons of Zip Trips. The live broadcasts give citizens across New England “bragging rights” and a chance to show us what makes their hometown a great place to live.
Neighbors, residents and kids of all ages shared their “Gardner Pride.” Special guests and features celebrated the unique qualities of Gardner. Area residents enjoyed specialty food demonstrations, various booths and the Kids’ Fun Zone.
Features Included: Taste of the Town, Home Town Team, Zip Trip Trivia, Home Town Hero, On the Market, Firehouse Fridays, Talk of the Town, Zip Trip Fan of the Week, High Speed Deal, Zip Trip Jr. Reporte, Kids’ Fun Zone, Town Tour, Morning Warm-up. — at Helen Mae Sauter Elementary School. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com

July 24, 2014 - Stop the Pipeline Informational Meeting, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Winchendon, MA. Activists against the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline to be built along the northern tier of the Commonwealth learned about the government process for the pipeline to be approved/disapproved. The activists also were given information about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process, intervening, protesting and background information on a planned project. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 24, 2014 – Stop the Pipeline Informational Meeting, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Winchendon, MA. Activists against the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline to be built along the northern tier of the Commonwealth learned about the government process for the pipeline to be approved/disapproved. The activists also were given information about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) process, intervening, protesting and background information on a planned project.
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July 23, 2014 - Heywood Healthcare held a "Community Dialogue" in Petersham, MA involving the creation of "a local healthcare facility to address the behavioral health and substance use challenges in the Quabbin and North Central regions." Heywood Healthcare has proposed purchasing the 21-acre site at the Sisters of Assumption complex, 211 North Main Street, Petersham, MA. Local Petersham community leaders, interested residents, medical-related personnel and others participated in the "Community Dialogue" commenting on the proposal and asking questions of Heywood President and CEO Win Brown. Heywood Healthcare has proposed purchasing the complex for $680,000 and is going through the local government permit process, with a possible closing on the property by October 31, 2014. Heywood Hospital would invest approximately $10-million dollars to upgrade the property, including the buildings (54,000 square feet of space) and its sewage system. Hospital officials will discuss tax implications with Petersham Town officials. If the purchase and all town permitting is completed, the facility could be open in the next few years. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 23, 2014 – Heywood Healthcare held a “Community Dialogue” in Petersham, MA involving the creation of “a local healthcare facility to address the behavioral health and substance use challenges in the Quabbin and North Central regions.” Heywood Healthcare has proposed purchasing the 21-acre site at the Sisters of Assumption complex, 211 North Main Street, Petersham, MA. Local Petersham community leaders, interested residents, medical-related personnel and others participated in the “Community Dialogue” commenting on the proposal and asking questions of Heywood President and CEO Win Brown. Heywood Healthcare has proposed purchasing the complex for $680,000 and is going through the local government permit process, with a possible closing on the property by October 31, 2014. Heywood Hospital would invest approximately $10-million dollars to upgrade the property, including the buildings (54,000 square feet of space) and its sewage system. Hospital officials will discuss tax implications with Petersham Town officials. If the purchase and all town permitting is completed, the facility could be open in the next few years. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 22, 2014 - REAL Futbol practice at Waterford Street Elementary School, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 22, 2014 – REAL Futbol practice at Waterford Street Elementary School, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 19, 2014 - Summer Concert at Monument Park, Gardner, MA, coordinated by the Gardner Youth Commission. Performance by the "Thousand Acre Jazz Band" featuring Dixieland jazz. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 19, 2014 – Summer Concert at Monument Park, Gardner, MA, coordinated by the Gardner Youth Commission. Performance by the “Thousand Acre Jazz Band” featuring Dixieland jazz. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 18, 2014 – Stop the Pipeline Relay-Walk in Winchendon, MA. Part of the Native American ceremony held during the event to focus participants on the need to respect our environment. Ceremony officiated by Roland Bassette at the Silver Hawk, Winchendon.(More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 18, 2014 - The statewide Stop the Pipeline Relay Walk against the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project travels through Winchendon. Participants hand off the pipe baton with a petition inside to hault the pipeline to Ashburnham activists at the Silver Hawk at the intersection of Route 12 and 140 in Winchendon. A Native American ceremony was held during the event to focus participants on the need to respect our environment. The Stop the Pipeline Relay Walk began July 6 in Richmond and ends in Dracut July 26. A final rally is scheduled for July 30 at the State House on Boston Common.  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 18, 2014 – The statewide Stop the Pipeline Relay Walk against the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline project travels through Winchendon. Participants hand off the pipe baton with a petition inside to hault the pipeline to Ashburnham activists at the Silver Hawk at the intersection of Route 12 and 140 in Winchendon. A Native American ceremony was held during the event to focus participants on the need to respect our environment. The Stop the Pipeline Relay Walk began July 6 in Richmond and ends in Dracut July 26. A final rally is scheduled for July 30 at the State House on Boston Common. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 13, 2014 - Triathlon bicyclists ride past the WGAW1340.com studio on Green Street in Gardner.  Around 650 competitors from across New England showed up at Lake Dennison in Winchendon to take part in the annual Massachusetts State Triathlon. The event included a swim around the lake, a  22-mile bike ride and a 6.2-mile run through Winchendon, Gardner and Templeton. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 13, 2014 – Triathlon bicyclists ride past the WGAW1340.com studio on Green Street in Gardner. Around 650 competitors from across New England showed up at Lake Dennison in Winchendon to take part in the annual Massachusetts State Triathlon. The event included a swim around the lake, a 22-mile bike ride and a 6.2-mile run through Winchendon, Gardner and Templeton. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 12, 2014 - The group "Rhythm" performs 20s through 90s music at Monument Park, Gardner, MA, sponsored by the Gardner Youth Commission. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 12, 2014 – The group “Rhythm” performs 20s through 90s music at Monument Park, Gardner, MA, sponsored by the Gardner Youth Commission. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 11, 2014 - Royalston General Store, Royalston, MA, near Beaver Creek and old bridge. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 11, 2014 – Royalston General Store, Royalston, MA, near Beaver Creek and old bridge. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

July 9, 2014 - Black raspberries harvested (83 berries harvested). Added to breakfast cereal with a banana, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and a pinch of shredded coconut. Yummy! Looks like a great season is in store with other berries on the vine.

July 9, 2014 – Black raspberries harvested (83 berries harvested). Added to breakfast cereal with a banana, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and a pinch of shredded coconut. Yummy! Looks like a great season is in store with other berries on the vine.

July 9, 2014 - Golden Age Club Meeting at the Gardner (MA) Senior Center.

July 9, 2014 – Golden Age Club Meeting at the Gardner (MA) Senior Center.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 28, 2014 - A perfect evening for a concert at Monument Park, Gardner, MA. The Maplewind Community Jazz Band performed. The 11 concerts during the summer series present a variety of musical styles, including Rock, Dixieland Jazz, TexMex, Hawaiian, Caribbean, Latin, Big Band, Classic Country Rock, Americana, Boogie, Blues & Bop, Roots, and Polka. The FREE concerts, every Saturday through September 6, are coordinated by  the Community Bandstand Volunteer Committee, with support from the City of Gardner and the Department of Public Works. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 28, 2014 – A perfect evening for a concert at Monument Park, Gardner, MA. The Maplewind Community Jazz Band performed. The 11 concerts during the summer series present a variety of musical styles, including Rock, Dixieland Jazz, TexMex, Hawaiian, Caribbean, Latin, Big Band, Classic Country Rock, Americana, Boogie, Blues & Bop, Roots, and Polka. The FREE concerts, every Saturday through September 6, are coordinated by the Community Bandstand Volunteer Committee, with support from the City of Gardner and the Department of Public Works. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 28, 2014 - Uptown Roots Music Festival Gardner, MA. Bands and performers during the three-day weekend event included: Alright, Trailer Park, The Veayo Twins, Cold Chocolate, Nemes, Grin Whistle, The Installers, Air Traffic Controller, Sarah Borrello, The Cranks, Ashley Jordan, Adam Ezra Group, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, Brian Chaffee and the Players, The Mallett Brothers Band. "Let the Music Speak."  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 28, 2014 – Uptown Roots Music Festival Gardner, MA. Bands and performers during the three-day weekend event included: Alright, Trailer Park, The Veayo Twins, Cold Chocolate, Nemes, Grin Whistle, The Installers, Air Traffic Controller, Sarah Borrello, The Cranks, Ashley Jordan, Adam Ezra Group, Jake McKelvie and the Countertops, Brian Chaffee and the Players, The Mallett Brothers Band. “Let the Music Speak.” (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 28, 2014 - Ed Gravel discusses Gardner's Summer Concert 2014 series on WGAW1340.com's HotlineRadio. The concerts are scheduled throughout the summer at the Community Bandstand at Monument Park, coordinated by the Department of Public Works and The Volunteer Committee.

June 28, 2014 – Ed Gravel discusses Gardner’s Summer Concert 2014 series on WGAW1340.com’s HotlineRadio. The concerts are scheduled throughout the summer at the Community Bandstand at Monument Park, coordinated by the Department of Public Works and The Volunteer Committee.

June 28, 2014 - Rene Lake-Galiardi and Ken Berthiaune discuss the proposed natural gas pipeline project on WGAW1340.com's HotlineRadio and why they are against the plan.

June 28, 2014 – Rene Lake-Galiardi and Ken Berthiaune discuss the proposed natural gas pipeline project on WGAW1340.com’s HotlineRadio and why they are against the plan.

June 26, 2014 - Despite the U-S losing to Germany in the World Cup soccer competition 1 to 0, local area athletes had a great time at a viewing party at the Polish American Citizens Club in Gardner. Local soccer enthusiasts watched the game on large screen TV’s. Athletes from the Gardner Youth Soccer League and Chair City Soccer and others participated in the festivities, including free hot dogs, pizza, chips and soda. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com.

June 26, 2014 – Despite the U-S losing to Germany in the World Cup soccer competition 1 to 0, local area athletes had a great time at a viewing party at the Polish American Citizens Club in Gardner. Local soccer enthusiasts watched the game on large screen TV’s. Athletes from the Gardner Youth Soccer League and Chair City Soccer and others participated in the festivities, including free hot dogs, pizza, chips and soda. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com.

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June 25, 2014 - Ribbon Cutting and Reception at the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, formerly known as Legend Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce held the ribbon cutting at Gardner's new transitional care center. (more photos on FACEBOOK wgaw1340.com)

June 25, 2014 – Ribbon Cutting and Reception at the Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, formerly known as Legend Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce held the ribbon cutting at Gardner’s new transitional care center. (more photos on FACEBOOK wgaw1340.com)

June 24, 2014 - The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts North Central Career Centers "Job Seekers" group is visited by Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate MARTHA COAKLEY. Coakley is conducting a fact-finding tour about various issues in the Commonwealth, including unemployment and job creation.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 24, 2014 – The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts North Central Career Centers “Job Seekers” group is visited by Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate MARTHA COAKLEY. Coakley is conducting a fact-finding tour about various issues in the Commonwealth, including unemployment and job creation.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 24, 2014 - Workers' Credit Union donates $2500 to the Gardner Youth Commission for new sound system equipment at the Gardner Monument Park Band Stand. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 24, 2014 – Workers’ Credit Union donates $2500 to the Gardner Youth Commission for new sound system equipment at the Gardner Monument Park Band Stand.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 21, 2014 - Winchendon (MA) 250th Anniversary Committee parade and fair.

June 21, 2014 – Winchendon (MA) 250th Anniversary Committee parade and fair.

June 21, 2014 - Winchendon (MA) 250th Anniversary Committee parade and fair.

June 21, 2014 – Winchendon (MA) 250th Anniversary Committee parade and fair.

June 13, 2014 - Opening of the Greater Gardner Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA.  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 13, 2014 – Opening of the Greater Gardner Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 11, 2014 - The Legislative Affairs Committee and Working Women Committee of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce "June Breakfast" with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Democratic Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA.  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 11, 2014 – The Legislative Affairs Committee and Working Women Committee of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce “June Breakfast” with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, Democratic Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate, at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 09, 2014 - Pot Luck Dinner of the Committee members of the Greater Gardner Relay for Life, American Cancer Society before the June 13-14, 2014 big event at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA. The Pot Luck Dinner was held at the Swedish Social Club, Westminster, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

June 09, 2014 – Pot Luck Dinner of the Committee members of the Greater Gardner Relay for Life, American Cancer Society before the June 13-14, 2014 big event at Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA. The Pot Luck Dinner was held at the Swedish Social Club, Westminster, MA.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 26, 2014 – WGAW1340.com video of the Memorial Day Parade in Gardner, MA.

May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, Gardner, MA. More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 26, 2014 – Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, Gardner, MA.More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 15, 2014 - Vietnam Veterans of America, North Central Massachusetts Chapter 907, Gardner, MA held its Annual Memorial Ride and BBQ fundraiser at the Gardner Fish and Gun Club. Keynote Speaker PHILLIP KEITH, a naval aviator during the Viet Nam War, spoke about how Americans should never forget those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Hundreds of motorcyclists from across New England participated. Funds raised from the event provide college scholarships, support for vets and their families and sponsorship of youth sports. (More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 15, 2014 – Vietnam Veterans of America, North Central Massachusetts Chapter 907, Gardner, MA held its Annual Memorial Ride and BBQ fundraiser at the Gardner Fish and Gun Club. Keynote Speaker PHILLIP KEITH, a naval aviator during the Viet Nam War, spoke about how Americans should never forget those who sacrificed their lives for our country. Hundreds of motorcyclists from across New England participated. Funds raised from the event provide college scholarships, support for vets and their families and sponsorship of youth sports.(More photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 21, 2014 - The Norman Rockwell pairing donated to Gardner High School was sold at auction for $1.9 Million at Sotheby’s in New York City. The Rockwell painting, "Willie Gillis in Convoy," was composed in 1941. It had been on display in the Gardner Principal’s office for many years. Proceeds from the auction are expected to be incorporated into a special arts fund for the school district.

May 21, 2014 – The Norman Rockwell pairing donated to Gardner High School was sold for $1.9 Million at Sotheby’s in New York City. The Rockwell painting, “Willie Gillis in Convoy,” was composed in 1941. It had been on display in the Gardner Principal’s office for many years. Proceeds from the auction are expected to incorporated into a special arts fund for the school district.

May 20, 2014 - "Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems” hosted Gardner officials and others in a tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the city’s newly completed 2.5 megawatt solar project at 808 West Street, Gardner.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 20, 2014 – “Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems” hosted Gardner officials and others in a tour and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the city’s newly completed 2.5 megawatt solar project at 808 West Street, Gardner.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 19, 2014 - GARRET SHETRAWSKI, GOP candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 2nd Worcester District talking policy at the Twin Cities Tea Party meeting in Leominster.

May 19, 2014 – GARRET SHETRAWSKI, GOP candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives 2nd Worcester District talking policy at the Twin Cities Tea Party meeting in Leominster.

May 12, 2014 - Spring Has Sprung at the WGAW1340.com Studios, Gardner, MA where the rhododendrons have blossomed in all their glory. Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon "rose" and δένδρον déndron " tree") (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 12, 2014 – Spring Has Sprung at the WGAW1340.com Studios, Gardner, MA where the rhododendrons have blossomed in all their glory. Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon “rose” and δένδρον déndron ” tree”) 
(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 09, 2014 - The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's "Legislative Affairs Meeting" focusing on comprehensive recycling in Massachusetts. The proposed "Bottle Bill Ballot Questions" were discussed by Chris Flynn, President, Massachusetts Food Association and Stephen Boksanski, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Beverage Association.(more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 09, 2014 – The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s “Legislative Affairs Meeting” focusing on comprehensive recycling in Massachusetts. The proposed “Bottle Bill Ballot Questions” were discussed by Chris Flynn, President, Massachusetts Food Association and Stephen Boksanski, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Beverage Association.(more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 07, 2014 - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year" Andrew Boucher, Boucher Funeral Home, Gardner, MA. Boucher receives the honor at the Chamber's Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition Dinner, Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA.(see more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 07, 2014 – Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year” Andrew Boucher, Boucher Funeral Home, Gardner, MA. Boucher receives the honor at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition Dinner, Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA.(see more photos FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 04, 2014 - RAY YOUNGHANS, Orange Town Committee Chair and Secretary of Western Massachusetts Republicans, brought North Central Massachusetts GOP Committees together to discuss coordinating efforts in the 2014 political campaigns. (left to right) Republican candidates: Mike Valanzola for the Massachusetts Senate (38th District); Karen Anderson for the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2nd Franklin District); and, Garrett Shetrawski for the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2nd Worcester District).(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 04, 2014 – RAY YOUNGHANS, Orange Town Committee Chair and Secretary of Western Massachusetts Republicans, brought North Central Massachusetts GOP Committees together to discuss coordinating efforts in the 2014 political campaigns. (left to right) Republican candidates: Mike Valanzola for the Massachusetts Senate (38th District); Karen Anderson for the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2nd Franklin District); and, Garrett Shetrawski for the Massachusetts House of Representatives (2nd Worcester District).(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 03, 2014 - Tom O'Brien, organizer of the 18th Annual Johnny "O" Night benefiting those impacted by ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), held at the Polish American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA. Raffles included: Red Sox Tickets, Golf Clubs, Bags, and rounds of golf, and other items and a Silent Auction for sports memorabilia. Music provided by DJ Porter Dodge and special guest appearance by the award-winning Boothill Dodge. The funds raised during the benefit help families throughout New England cope with the devastating disease. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 03, 2014 – Tom O’Brien, organizer of the 18th Annual Johnny “O” Night benefiting those impacted by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), held at the Polish American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA. Raffles included: Red Sox Tickets, Golf Clubs, Bags, and rounds of golf, and other items and a Silent Auction for sports memorabilia. Music provided by DJ Porter Dodge and special guest appearance by the award-winning Boothill Dodge. The funds raised during the benefit help families throughout New England cope with the devastating disease.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 03, 2014 - HOPE - Celebrating Women (5 photos) May 03, 2014 - House of Peace & Education (HOPE), Gardner, MA hosted "Celebrating Women: An Evening with Kathy Najimy" - actress, activist and speaker who shared her thoughts on women's issues.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 03, 2014 – HOPE – Celebrating Women (5 photos)
May 03, 2014 – House of Peace & Education (HOPE), Gardner, MA hosted “Celebrating Women: An Evening with Kathy Najimy” – actress, activist and speaker who shared her thoughts on women’s issues.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 03, 2014 - The Ukulele Union of Boston’s fourth annual Ukulele Melee, took place at Mount Wachusett Community College, in Gardner. The festival features a variety of workshops, including two led by singer-songwriter and featured performer Victoria Vox, a ukulele flea market, sing-alongs, and an open mic. Pop-up jam sessions and performances were encouraged at anytime, anywhere.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

May 03, 2014 – The Ukulele Union of Boston’s fourth annual Ukulele Melee, took place at Mount Wachusett Community College, in Gardner. The festival features a variety of workshops, including two led by singer-songwriter and featured performer Victoria Vox, a ukulele flea market, sing-alongs, and an open mic. Pop-up jam sessions and performances were encouraged at anytime, anywhere.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 01, 2014 - "The National Day of Prayer" ceremonies at the Higher Ground Ministries, Gardner. Participants included: Paster Dan Meiners, Coordinator of the event, from Bethany Baptist Church, Gardner; the American Legion Color Guard, with Diane Cushing leading the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the "National Anthem" and "God Bless America"; Brad Heglin standing in for Massachusetts State Representative Jon Zlotnik (D-Gardner); Pastor Dan Allen, Peoples Evangelical Congregational Church, Gardner; Pastor Barry Risto, Cornerstone Church, Winchendon; Pastor David Bodanza, Mission Street Congregational Church, Gardner; Pastor Gary Collette, Bread of Life Church, Westminster; Pastor Tom Clinkscale, Bethany Bible Chapel, Winchendon; Pastor R. Gary Heikkila, Pastor Emeritus, Mission Street Congregational Church, Gardner; Pastor Christopher Brown, First Baptist Church, Westminster; Pastor Katie Twing-Kamenski, Higher Ground Ministries, Gardner; Pastor Guillermon Ochoa, Holy Rosary Church, Gardner; and Pastor Scott Manseau, Mark 16 Endtime Ministries. May 01, 2014 - National Day of Prayer Program 2014. Theme: "One Voice, United in Prayer." Due to inclement weather, the ceremonies were moved into the Higher Ground Ministries facilities in Gardner from Monument Park. "The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of America's rich Judeo-Christian heritage. From the first settlements in Jamestown and the Plymouth colony, to the first trans-colonial call to pray has continued throughout out history as a nation, beginning with President Washington's proclamation of a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer on October 3, 1789 and including President Lincoln's proclamation of a day of 'humiliation, fasting, and prayer' during the dark days of Civil War on March 30, 1863.

March 01, 2014 – “The National Day of Prayer” ceremonies at the Higher Ground Ministries, Gardner. Participants included: Paster Dan Meiners, Coordinator of the event, from Bethany Baptist Church, Gardner; the American Legion Color Guard, with Diane Cushing leading the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the “National Anthem” and “God Bless America”; Brad Heglin standing in for Massachusetts State Representative Jon Zlotnik (D-Gardner); Pastor Dan Allen, Peoples Evangelical Congregational Church, Gardner; Pastor Barry Risto, Cornerstone Church, Winchendon; Pastor David Bodanza, Mission Street Congregational Church, Gardner; Pastor Gary Collette, Bread of Life Church, Westminster; Pastor Tom Clinkscale, Bethany Bible Chapel, Winchendon; Pastor R. Gary Heikkila, Pastor Emeritus, Mission Street Congregational Church, Gardner; Pastor Christopher Brown, First Baptist Church, Westminster; Pastor Katie Twing-Kamenski, Higher Ground Ministries, Gardner; Pastor Guillermon Ochoa, Holy Rosary Church, Gardner; and Pastor Scott Manseau, Mark 16 Endtime Ministries.

 

May 01, 2014 – National Day of Prayer Program 2014. Theme: “One Voice, United in Prayer.” Due to inclement weather, the ceremonies were moved into the Higher Ground Ministries facilities in Gardner from Monument Park. “The National Day of Prayer is a vital part of America’s rich Judeo-Christian heritage. From the first settlements in Jamestown and the Plymouth colony, to the first trans-colonial call to pray has continued throughout out history as a nation, beginning with President Washington’s proclamation of a Day of Public Thanksgiving and Prayer on October 3, 1789 and including President Lincoln’s proclamation of a day of ‘humiliation, fasting, and prayer’ during the dark days of Civil War on March 30, 1863.

 

 

April 26, 2014 – Republican and Tea Party favorite MARK FISHER was interviewed on WGAW1340.com (Gardner, MA) HotlineRadio with Steve Wendell. Fisher describes his efforts to get on the Republican Primary ballot against GOP candidate Charlie Baker. The Massachusetts Republican Convention ruled that Fisher did not receive the required 15 percent of delegate votes needed to put his name on the primary ballot. Fisher has sued and his case, focusing on the counting of blank ballots, is scheduled in Suffolk Superior Court on June 16, 2014 (not June 18, 2014 as first reported in the media).

April 26, 2014 - WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio guest: Scott Huntoon, President of the Gardner Museum, discussing upcoming events. WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio each and every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in and call in with your comments.

April 26, 2014 – WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio guest: Scott Huntoon, President of the Gardner Museum, discussing upcoming events. WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio each and every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in and call in with your comments.

April 26, 2014 - WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio guests: Doris Forte and David Lesneski of The Friends of the Greenwood Pool talk about ways to save the pool. WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio each and every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in and call in with your comments.

April 26, 2014 – WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio guests: Doris Forte and David Lesneski of The Friends of the Greenwood Pool talk about ways to save the pool. WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio each and every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in and call in with your comments.

April 26, 2014 - WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio guests: Lauren Saunders of LUK/Gardner Community Action Team, discussing ways to curtail and eliminate substance abuse especially among youth, and Bernie Sullivan, Gardner (MA) Director of Public Health and member of the regional Montachusett Public Health Network, talking about how residents can safely dispose of unused prescription drugs. WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio each and every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in and call in with your comments.

April 26, 2014 – WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio guests: Lauren Saunders of LUK/Gardner Community Action Team, discussing ways to curtail and eliminate substance abuse especially among youth, and Bernie Sullivan, Gardner (MA) Director of Public Health and member of the regional Montachusett Public Health Network, talking about how residents can safely dispose of unused prescription drugs. WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio each and every Saturday from 12 noon to 2 PM. Tune in and call in with your comments.

April 24, 2014 - The "History of Broadcasting" talk was presented by Donna Halper at the Gardner Museum. Halper is a Boston-base author-educator and media historian. During the talk, Halper focused on radio history from the inception to the present, focusing on Boston area radio, including: Eunice Randall Thompson, WBZ, John Shepard's Yankee Network, WEEI, WRKO, Doc Snow (Edgar Arsenault) of WGAW (formerly WHOB), Arnie "Woo-Woo" Ginsberg, Carl de Suze, Dave Maynard, and other historical information. Halper is the author of "Images of America - Boston Radio, 1920-2010," and the new 2014 updated version of "Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting." (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

April 24, 2014 – The “History of Broadcasting” talk was presented by Donna Halper at the Gardner Museum. Halper is a Boston-base author-educator and media historian. During the talk, Halper focused on radio history from the inception to the present, focusing on Boston area radio, including: Eunice Randall Thompson, WBZ, John Shepard’s Yankee Network, WEEI, WRKO, Doc Snow (Edgar Arsenault) of WGAW (formerly WHOB), Arnie “Woo-Woo” Ginsberg, Carl de Suze, Dave Maynard, and other historical information. Halper is the author of “Images of America – Boston Radio, 1920-2010,” and the new 2014 updated version of “Invisible Stars: A Social History of Women in American Broadcasting.”(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio (12N-2PM) on Saturday’s (April 19, 2014) features the following guests: PAUL TASSONE, Gardner City Councilor to discuss committee policies; SCOTT HUNTOON, President of the Gardner Museum, reviews upcoming events and memberships; BOB COLUMBUS, Templeton resident and past office holder, to discuss Templeton budget and politics in town; VIRGINIA STRANHAN, Narragansett Historical Society, discuss historic tidbits in Templeton and upcoming events; MARK HAWKE, Mayor of Gardner, discussing the future of the Greenwood Pool; GARRETT SHETRAWSKI, announced GOP candidate for the Massachusetts House of Representatives Second Worcester District, discussing his candidacy and policy initiatives; SANDY LONG, Greater Gardner Relay for Life – American Cancer Society, reviewing TEAM events and the June 13-14 Relay to be held at Mount Wachusett Community College; LAUREN ROY, reviewing Earth Day activities on her farm; SCOTT PERCIFUL, Massachusetts North Central Career Centers, Business Service Representative, to discuss job opportunities in the region and training opportunities. And, don’t forget to call WGAW1340.com HotlineRadio to present your views on any issue – call 978-632-1340 to get on WGAW1340.com LIVE!

April 16, 2014 - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's "Business After Hours" event at TD Bank, Gardner, MA. — at Gardner, Massachusetts.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

April 16, 2014 – Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” event at TD Bank, Gardner, MA. — at Gardner, Massachusetts.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

April 12, 2014 - The Memorial Congregational Church on the Baldwinville Common holds its 6th Annual Food Drive Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM to benefit the Templeton Food Pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items to help fill the pantry shelves.

April 12, 2014 – The Memorial Congregational Church on the Baldwinville Common holds its 6th Annual Food Drive Saturday 10 AM to 1 PM to benefit the Templeton Food Pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items to help fill the pantry shelves.

April 7, 2014 Press Release For Immediate Release The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce announces the 2014 Community Award Recipients. Andrew Boucher, President & owner of Boucher Funeral Home has been named the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce 2014 Citizen of the Year. Mr. Boucher is actively involved in a multitude of organizations and boards including the GFA Federal Credit Union, GVNA Healthcare, Inc., Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, Gardner Rotary Club and Gardner Square Two, Inc. to name a few. Mr. Boucher currently serves as Chair of the GVNA HealthCare Board of Directors. Andrew has also been involved in fundraising efforts for many charitable organizations and clubs in the greater Gardner area. He has given countless hours of his time coordinating golf tournaments and annual events for the Holy Rosary School and parish and the Acadien Social Club. Tina Sbrega, President & CEO of GFA Federal Credit Union states, “The definition of an individual worthy of this distinction is one who consistently demonstrates excellence in professional and community leadership. He has made and continues to make significant contributions to the welfare of the community and gives freely of his time and energy for community betterment.” Pete’s Tire Barns, Inc. has been selected as Business of the Year. Peter Gerry started the business 46 years ago in 1968 at the age of 18. Pete’s Tire Barns has grown to one of the largest independent commercial tire dealerships in the country with 19 locations in New England, a brand new state-of-the art Distribution Center, 2 Bandag retread facilities, and operates a fleet of over 100 service and delivery vehicles. The company employs over 200 people dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction. Pete’s Tire Barns, Inc. is also dedicated to protecting the environment through the implementation of innovative green initiatives and energy efficiency in every location. Sean McNally will be recognized as Business Person of Year. In addition to his already well known and successful businesses, McNally’s Grille and Pub and McNally’s Catering, Sean recently opened Blueprint New American Bar and Grill at 10 Village Square off Main Street in Westminster. With a completely redesigned and unique interior creating a fun, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, Blueprint adds another distinctive restaurant choice to our area. A Community Improvement Award will be presented to the Gardner Youth Baseball and Softball League for the development of a youth baseball/softball field along Route 2 on the former site of the L & Z Kamman Co. furniture manufacturing building. The project, years in the making, has involved the significant support of many volunteers, local businesses and non-profit organizations as well as government entities at the local county and state level. The field is expected to begin operation this year. The Community Service Award will be presented to the late Sybil Goldberg Arguijo who passed away in 2013. As President and CEO of GAAMHA Sybil was a compassionate and dedicated leader who was committed to making life better not only for the clients GAAMHA serves but also for the entire community. In addition, the Chamber will continue to Honor Ms. Arguijo by renaming this award the Sybil Arguijo Community Service Award. An Unsung Heroine Award will be presented to Suzette Goguen. Operating Suzette’s Breakfast and Lunch in the center of Gardner for 20 years, Suzette quietly serves her customers and the community in ways that often go unnoticed. Among her efforts are raising significant amounts for the Alzheimer’s Walk and supporting the Relay for Life, providing meals for the elderly and less fortunate citizens of the area and even providing transportation for doctor visits. Rock Barrieau, former Deputy Chief of Police of the City of Gardner will receive a Lifetime Achievement award for his 27 years of service to the city of Gardner and greater Gardner community. The safety of the citizens of Gardner was the top priority and during his tenure, Deputy Chief Barrieau was instrumental in helping to reduce the number of accidents in the city through his tireless efforts working with the Department of Public Works and City Engineer. Rock dedicated countless hours of his time to community organizations including the Gardner Rotary Club, Greater Gardner School to Careers Partnership and the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA). His work with CASA is especially noteworthy as Mr. Barrieau was the organizer of the CASA Golf Tournament which raised funds to provide abused and neglected children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. Jim Bellina, Chamber President & CEO commented. “Each year the Chamber has the privilege of identifying and honoring businesses, institutions and people that represent the best of what the greater Gardner business community has to offer. Their efforts are outstanding examples of the great work ethic and community spirit that are hallmarks of our part of the Commonwealth. Congratulations to all of our honorees.” The Awards Recipients will be honored at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Recognition Dinner to be held on Wednesday, May 7 at the Colonial Hotel, 625 Betty Spring Road, Gardner. For reservations and program information, please contact the Chamber at 978-632-1780 email: epenney@gardnerma.com<mailto:epenney@gardnerma.com>

April 4, 2014 - Great Wolf Lodge New England (Fitchburg, MA) is in the process of hiring 500 new employees as it prepares to open its facility June 1st. Great Wolf Lodge will hire full-time and part-time employees in 39 job categories, including accounting, sales and marketing, finance, food and beverage service, aquatics, housekeeping and retail operations. All applicants must apply online at greatwolf.com/careers.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

April 4, 2014 – Great Wolf Lodge New England (Fitchburg, MA) is in the process of hiring 500 new employees as it prepares to open its facility June 1st. Great Wolf Lodge will hire full-time and part-time employees in 39 job categories, including accounting, sales and marketing, finance, food and beverage service, aquatics, housekeeping and retail operations. All applicants must apply online at greatwolf.com/careers.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 31, 2014 - The Leominster/Fitchburg Twin Cities Tea Party held its "2nd Meet the Candidates" night at the Cornerstone Restaurant, Leominster. Karen Anderson -candidate for the Franklin Second District Massachusetts House of Representatives.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 31, 2014 – The Leominster/Fitchburg Twin Cities Tea Party held its “2nd Meet the Candidates” night at the Cornerstone Restaurant, Leominster. Karen Anderson -candidate for the Franklin Second District Massachusetts House of Representatives.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 31, 2014 - The Leominster/Fitchburg Twin Cities Tea Party held its "2nd Meet the Candidates" night at the Cornerstone Restaurant, Leominster. Richard Bastien - candidate for the Worcester Second District Massachusetts House of Representatives.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 31, 2014 – The Leominster/Fitchburg Twin Cities Tea Party held its “2nd Meet the Candidates” night at the Cornerstone Restaurant, Leominster. Richard Bastien – candidate for the Worcester Second District Massachusetts House of Representatives.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 30, 2014 - The Orange, MA Republican Town Committee hosted a "Meet and Greet" at the American Legion Post with candidates for state and national positions presenting their policy initiatives. Those attending included: Karen Anderson and Susannah Whipps Lee for the Franklin Second District House of Representatives; Richard Bastien for the Worcester Second District House of Representatives; James Ehrhard and Michael Valanzola for the 38th State Senate District; Patricia Saint Aubin seeking the Massachusetts State Auditor position; Mike Hefferenan seeking the State Treasurer slot; Brian Herr, candidate for U-S Senate; and gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker and Mark Fisher.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 30, 2014 – The Orange, MA Republican Town Committee hosted a “Meet and Greet” at the American Legion Post with candidates for state and national positions presenting their policy initiatives. Those attending included: Karen Anderson and Susannah Whipps Lee for the Franklin Second District House of Representatives; Richard Bastien for the Worcester Second District House of Representatives; James Ehrhard and Michael Valanzola for the 38th State Senate District; Patricia Saint Aubin seeking the Massachusetts State Auditor position; Mike Hefferenan seeking the State Treasurer slot; Brian Herr, candidate for U-S Senate; and gubernatorial candidates Charlie Baker (pictured above) and Mark Fisher.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

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March 28, 2014 - The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce sponsored a special Breakfast Program honoring Massachusetts State Senator Stephen Brewer (D-Barre) for his 26 years of service to North Central Massachusetts and the Commonwealth. The event was hosted by Mount Wachusett Community College. Brewer is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Brewer plans to retire at the end of his term.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 28, 2014 – The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce sponsored a special Breakfast Program honoring Massachusetts State Senator Stephen Brewer (D-Barre) for his 26 years of service to North Central Massachusetts and the Commonwealth. The event was hosted by Mount Wachusett Community College. Brewer is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means. Brewer plans to retire at the end of his term.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 27, 2014 - Second Annual Mental Health Awareness Conference sponsored by Mount Wachusett Community College, the SHINE Initiative, and Heywood Hospital held at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA. Keynote speaker KEVIN HINES, who survived a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Hines is the author of "Cracked, Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt." Welcoming remarks were presented by Dr. Daniel Asquino, President, Mount Wachusett Community College; Dawn Casavant, VP of External Affairs and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Heywood Hospital; Paul Richard, Executive Director, The SHINE Initiative; Renee Chandler, Student, Mount Wachusett Community College. The panel speakers included: Dr. Stephanie Rodrigues, Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction, UMass Medical School; Bryan Doe, Department of Veterans Affairs, Springfield, MA, Veterans Outreach; Dr. Heather Brenhouse, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology Department, Northeaster University.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 27, 2014 – Second Annual Mental Health Awareness Conference sponsored by Mount Wachusett Community College, the SHINE Initiative, and Heywood Hospital held at the Colonial Hotel, Gardner, MA. Keynote speaker KEVIN HINES, who survived a suicide attempt by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Hines is the author of “Cracked, Not Broken, Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt.” Welcoming remarks were presented by Dr. Daniel Asquino, President, Mount Wachusett Community College; Dawn Casavant, VP of External Affairs and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Heywood Hospital; Paul Richard, Executive Director, The SHINE Initiative; Renee Chandler, Student, Mount Wachusett Community College. The panel speakers included: Dr. Stephanie Rodrigues, Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction, UMass Medical School; Bryan Doe, Department of Veterans Affairs, Springfield, MA, Veterans Outreach; Dr. Heather Brenhouse, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Psychology Department, Northeaster University.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 25, 2014 - Greater Gardner Relay for Life - American Cancer Society "Team Captain Training" and Team Meeting in Westminster.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 25, 2014 – Greater Gardner Relay for Life – American Cancer Society “Team Captain Training” and Team Meeting in Westminster.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 22, 2014 - Gardner Area League of Artists "2014 Spring Art Show" at the Polish American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 22, 2014 – Gardner Area League of Artists “2014 Spring Art Show” at the Polish American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

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March 19, 2014 - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's "Business After Hours" event at Sawa Asian Cuisine and Lounge, 360 Timpany Boulevard, Gardner, MA. SAWA features a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine. From left: Suishi Head Chef, SAWA owner Ken, President-CEO Jim Bellina of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber Executive Liz Penney. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 19, 2014 – Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” event at Sawa Asian Cuisine and Lounge, 360 Timpany Boulevard, Gardner, MA. SAWA features a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine. From left: Suishi Head Chef, SAWA owner Ken, President-CEO Jim Bellina of the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, and Chamber Executive Liz Penney.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 19, 2014 - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's "Business After Hours" event at Sawa Asian Cuisine and Lounge, 360 Timpany Boulevard, Gardner, MA. SAWA features a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine.  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 19, 2014 – Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” event at Sawa Asian Cuisine and Lounge, 360 Timpany Boulevard, Gardner, MA. SAWA features a fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 19, 2014 - Former Gardner City Council President ALICE ANDERSON honored as the "Women of the Year" by the Greater Gardner Chapter 3237 of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). ANDERSON was the first woman City Council President and spent over 14 years in public office. The ceremony was held at the Gardner Senior Center. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 19, 2014 – Former Gardner City Council President ALICE ANDERSON honored as the “Women of the Year” by the Greater Gardner Chapter 3237 of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). ANDERSON was the first woman City Council President and spent over 14 years in public office. The ceremony was held at the Gardner Senior Center.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 17, 2014 - The increase in deaths from overdosing from heroin and prescription drugs in the Commonwealth and across the nation has resulted in officials taking a closer look at addiction treatment. Massachusetts State Senator JEN FLANAGAN (Democrat of Leominster), who chairs the Massachusetts State Senate Special Committee to Study the Application of Section 35 and Drug Addiction Treatment Options, held a hearing to get input from professionals and public officials. With a dramatic spike in overdoses and deaths from heroin and prescription opiates sweeping the Northeast, attention is being turned now to addiction treatment in Massachusetts. Law enforcement, educators, public safety officials, medical professionals and addiction-treatment specialists were invited to provide comments at the hearing at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. Flanagan’s committee is reviewing how addicts access treatment and how treatment is provided. (see more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 17, 2014 – The increase in deaths from overdosing from heroin and prescription drugs in the Commonwealth and across the nation has resulted in officials taking a closer look at addiction treatment. Massachusetts State Senator JEN FLANAGAN (Democrat of Leominster), who chairs the Massachusetts State Senate Special Committee to Study the Application of Section 35 and Drug Addiction Treatment Options, held a hearing to get input from professionals and public officials. With a dramatic spike in overdoses and deaths from heroin and prescription opiates sweeping the Northeast, attention is being turned now to addiction treatment in Massachusetts. Law enforcement, educators, public safety officials, medical professionals and addiction-treatment specialists were invited to provide comments at the hearing at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. Flanagan’s committee is reviewing how addicts access treatment and how treatment is provided.(see more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 13, 2014 - Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis presented his Face2Face substance abuse prevention and education program at the Gardner Museum, Gardner, MA. Face2Face has been brought to over 60,000 students in Worcester County, highlighting the physical changes of people who abuse drugs. Sheriff Evangelidis was featured on the March 8, 2014 edition of WGAW1340.com's HotlineRadio program promoting the event. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 13, 2014 – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis presented his Face2Face substance abuse prevention and education program at the Gardner Museum, Gardner, MA. Face2Face has been brought to over 60,000 students in Worcester County, highlighting the physical changes of people who abuse drugs. Sheriff Evangelidis was featured on the March 8, 2014 edition of WGAW1340.com’s HotlineRadio program promoting the event.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 11, 2014  - @ 4:30 PM. Accident on Rte 140 and Green St, Gardner. Drivers taken to hospital. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 11, 2014 – @ 4:30 PM. Accident on Rte 140 and Green St, Gardner. Drivers taken to hospital.(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 8, 2014 - Vietnam Veterans of America, North Central Massachusetts Chapter 907, Gardner, MA "Meat Raffle." — in Gardner, MA.

March 8, 2014 – Vietnam Veterans of America, North Central Massachusetts Chapter 907, Gardner, MA “Meat Raffle.” — in Gardner, MA.

March 7., 2014 - Massachusetts North Central Career Centers' "Job Fair" at the Levi Heywood Library, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 7., 2014 – Massachusetts North Central Career Centers’ “Job Fair” at the Levi Heywood Library, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 5, 2014 — "The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) and the Arc of Massachusetts honored State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) with the Legislator of the Year award during their 36th Annual legislative reception. (Picture- from left: Westminster resident Ann Berube, Senator Jen Flanagan, Gardner resident Anne Hurst)"

March 5, 2014 — “The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) and the Arc of Massachusetts honored State Sen. Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) with the Legislator of the Year award during their 36th Annual legislative reception. (Picture- from left: Westminster resident Ann Berube, Senator Jen Flanagan, Gardner resident Anne Hurst)”

March 05. 2014 - Snowing in Gardner, MA. About one-half to one inch of snow expected. The snowflakes are very fluffy. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 05. 2014 – Snowing in Gardner, MA. About one-half to one inch of snow expected. The snowflakes are very fluffy. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 05, 2014 - Job Seekers Group, sponsored by the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts North Central Career Centers. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke and Gardner Economic Development Coordinator Joshua Cormier discuss how Gardner has attracted new businesses and the future plans to bring more business to the community. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 05, 2014 – Job Seekers Group, sponsored by the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts North Central Career Centers. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke and Gardner Economic Development Coordinator Joshua Cormier discuss how Gardner has attracted new businesses and the future plans to bring more business to the community. (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

March 1, 2014 - 4th Annual Hockey for Heroes - Montachusetts Veterans Outreach Center All-Stars (5), MA State Troopers Blueliners (3) at Gardner (MA) Veterans Memorial Skating Rink. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

March 1, 2014 – 4th Annual Hockey for Heroes – Montachusetts Veterans Outreach Center All-Stars (5), MA State Troopers Blueliners (3) at Gardner (MA) Veterans Memorial Skating Rink.(more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

February 28, 2014 - Open Studio Reception, The Studios at 205 School Street, Gardner, MA. Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) members and others presented their art work. Artists included: Lori MacDonald, Debra Hughes-Luoma & Sharon Sjoblom-Koski, Priscilla Marvikis-Walker, Joanne Holtje, Samuel Kim, Doeil Kim, Anne Gilman, Doreen LaScola, and Melissa Ann. Music was presented by Jon Gorman on guitar and April Dobbs on cello. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

February 28, 2014 – Open Studio Reception, The Studios at 205 School Street, Gardner, MA. Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) members and others presented their art work. Artists included: Lori MacDonald, Debra Hughes-Luoma & Sharon Sjoblom-Koski, Priscilla Marvikis-Walker, Joanne Holtje, Samuel Kim, Doeil Kim, Anne Gilman, Doreen LaScola, and Melissa Ann. Music was presented by Jon Gorman on guitar and April Dobbs on cello.(more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

February 26, 2014 - Narragansett Historical Society members meet at Templeton town offices. Contact the Narragansett Historical Society to become a member: Narragansett Historical Society P.O. Box 354 Templeton, MA 021468 http://www.narragansetthistoricalsociety.org/ Lifetime Membership $100 Annual Membership $15 Student Membership $5 annually Family Membership $25 annually

February 26, 2014 – Narragansett Historical Society members meet at Templeton town offices. Contact the Narragansett Historical Society to become a member:
Narragansett Historical Society
P.O. Box 354
Templeton, MA 021468
http://www.narragansetthistoricalsociety.org/
Lifetime Membership $100
Annual Membership $15
Student Membership $5 annually
Family Membership $25 annually

February 26, 2014 - Latest construction at the new Gardner (MA) Police Station site.

February 26, 2014 – Latest construction at the new Gardner (MA) Police Station site.

February 23, 2014 - Great Polish food during Polish Day at the Polish American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA. Kielbasa, Golumpkis, Pierogis, Kapusta and fresh bread. The Golumpkis (stuffed cabbage) has been served using the same recipe for years - - - to the joys of all who have tasted this wonderful dish.

February 23, 2014 – Great Polish food during Polish Day at the Polish American Citizens Club, Gardner, MA. Kielbasa, Golumpkis, Pierogis, Kapusta and fresh bread. The Golumpkis (stuffed cabbage) has been served using the same recipe for years – - – to the joys of all who have tasted this wonderful dish. More photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com

February 21, 2014 -  Book sale at the Levi Heywood Library, Gardner, MA hosted by the Friends of the Levi Heywood Library.

February 21, 2014 – Book sale at the Levi Heywood Library, Gardner, MA hosted by the Friends of the Levi Heywood Library. More photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com

February 20, 2014 - Four freight train cars derailed Wednesday have been uprighted and are back on the tracks near South Main Street and West Broadway in Gardner, MA. The four cars were part of an 80-car freight train traveling along the Providence and Worcester Railroad. No one was injured in the mishap and there were no fluid spills.  (more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

February 20, 2014 – Four freight train cars derailed Wednesday have been uprighted and are back on the tracks near South Main Street and West Broadway in Gardner, MA. The four cars were part of an 80-car freight train traveling along the Providence and Worcester Railroad. No one was injured in the mishap and there were no fluid spills. 
(more photos on FACEBOOK WGAW1340.com)

February 18, 2014 - Snow storm at the WGAW1340.com studios, Gardner, MA.

February 18, 2014 – Snow storm at the WGAW1340.com studios, Gardner, MA.

February 12, 2014 - Golden Ages Club Meeting, at the Gardner Senior Center Gardner, MA. Suicide prevention seminar presented by Barbara Nealon, Social Services & Multicultural Service Director, Heywood Hospital.


February 12, 2014 – Golden Ages Club Meeting, at the Gardner Senior Center Gardner, MA. Suicide prevention seminar presented by Barbara Nealon, Social Services & Multicultural Service Director, Heywood Hospital.

February 12, 2014 - Golden Ages Club Meeting, at the Gardner Senior Center Gardner, MA. Suicide prevention seminar presented by Barbara Nealon, Social Services & Multicultural Service Director, Heywood Hospital.

February 12, 2014 – Golden Ages Club Meeting, at the Gardner Senior Center Gardner, MA. Suicide prevention seminar presented by Barbara Nealon, Social Services & Multicultural Service Director, Heywood Hospital.

February, 08, 2014 - Grand Opening of The People's Place, 73 City Hall Avenue, Gardner, MA. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke cuts ribbon during ceremony. "The affiliated sponsor of this community center is the Gardner Seventh-day Adventist Church." The People's Place will schedule various classes (open to the public): Vegetarian cooking, diets and/or healthy eating habits; Smoking cessation; Resume, application writing and interview preparation; Knitting/quilting/craft interest; Professional health care presentations; Parenting; Blue grass/musical performances; Family budgeting and financial planning; Depression recovery; Group Bible studies; Personal Bible studies; Tutoring; Youth activities; and, Senior computer training.

February, 08, 2014 – Grand Opening of The People’s Place, 73 City Hall Avenue, Gardner, MA. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke cuts ribbon during ceremony. “The affiliated sponsor of this community center is the Gardner Seventh-day Adventist Church.” The People’s Place will schedule various classes (open to the public): Vegetarian cooking, diets and/or healthy eating habits; Smoking cessation; Resume, application writing and interview preparation; Knitting/quilting/craft interest; Professional health care presentations; Parenting; Blue grass/musical performances; Family budgeting and financial planning; Depression recovery; Group Bible studies; Personal Bible studies; Tutoring; Youth activities; and, Senior computer training.

February 07, 2014 - A vigil of stuffed animals, flowers and notes honoring 8-year-old Colby O'Brien in front of Elm Street School in Gardner. O'Brien died Thursday after a television and cart fell on him while participating in an after school program. Grief counselors were available to help students deal with the tragedy. (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

February 07, 2014 – A vigil of stuffed animals, flowers and notes honoring 8-year-old Colby O’Brien in front of Elm Street School in Gardner. O’Brien died Thursday after a television and cart fell on him while participating in an after school program. Grief counselors were available to help students deal with the tragedy.(more photos posted on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

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February 02, 2014 - North Medford Running Club of Fitchburg event where runners traveled through Gardner and around the region on a cold Sunday afternoon. This picture were taken on Green Street, Gardner, MA , right in front of the WGAW1340.com studio. The North Medford Running Club "is the second oldest running club in America, founded in 1933 by the legendary Fred Brown." (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

February 02, 2014 – North Medford Running Club of Fitchburg event where runners traveled through Gardner and around the region on a cold Sunday afternoon. This picture were taken on Green Street, Gardner, MA , right in front of the WGAW1340.com studio. The North Medford Running Club “is the second oldest running club in America, founded in 1933 by the legendary Fred Brown.” (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

January 30, 2014 - Musician Clayton Phelps previewing his new CD "Clayton - Just Jammin" during a WGAW1340.com interview recorded for broadcast on Saturday's (Feb 01, 2014) HotlineRadio program 12:10-2 PM. And no, he's not part of Duck Dynasty.

January 30, 2014 – Musician Clayton Phelps previewing his new CD “Clayton – Just Jammin” during a WGAW1340.com interview recorded for broadcast on Saturday’s (Feb 01, 2014) HotlineRadio program 12:10-2 PM. And no, he’s not part of Duck Dynasty.

Get your tickets now for the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce for the SUPER RAFFLE, with the drawing February 12, 2014. You could win $10,000 --- your chances are good --- only 400 tickets will be sold!

Get your tickets now for the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce for the SUPER RAFFLE, with the drawing February 12, 2014. You could win $10,000 — your chances are good — only 400 tickets will be sold!

January 22, 2014 - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's "January Business After Hours" event at the Mount Wachusett Community College Fitness & Wellness Center. Participants took a tour of the facility. The Center offers group fitness classes, multipurpose gym, weight room, 6-lane 25-yard pool, personal training, massage, tanning, sauna and more.


January 22, 2014 – Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s “January Business After Hours” event at the Mount Wachusett Community College Fitness & Wellness Center. Participants took a tour of the facility. The Center offers group fitness classes, multipurpose gym, weight room, 6-lane 25-yard pool, personal training, massage, tanning, sauna and more. (Please go to the WGAW1340.com FACEBOOK page to see more photos).

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January 11, 2014 - The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting ceremony at Crossfit 696, 696 West Broadway, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

January 11, 2014 – The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting ceremony at Crossfit 696, 696 West Broadway, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

January 09, 2014 - Gardner Rotary International Club meeting at Williams Restaurant where Steve Wendell of WGAW1340.com spoke about the radio station.

January 09, 2014 – Gardner Rotary International Club meeting at Williams Restaurant where Steve Wendell of WGAW1340.com spoke about the radio station.

January 06, 2014 - City of Gardner, MA "Inaugural Exercises" at Elm Street School. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke presents his vision of the future of Garnder. (50+ photos on FACEBOOK wgaw1340.com)

January 06, 2014 – City of Gardner, MA “Inaugural Exercises” at Elm Street School. Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke presents his vision of the future of Garnder. (50+ photos on FACEBOOK wgaw1340.com)

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January 02, 2014 - Shoveling at the WGAW1340.com studios during the snow storm. Second of the day - total about 4-5 inches. Ready for more!

January 02, 2014 – Shoveling at the WGAW1340.com studios during the snow storm. Second of the day – total about 4-5 inches. Ready for more!

January 02, 2014 - Hand shoveled done the "professional way" - putting your back into it.

January 02, 2014 – Hand shoveled done the “professional way” – putting your back into it.

January 02, 2014 - Now the postmistress and newspaper man can deliver. Shoveling down to the blacktop.

January 02, 2014 – Now the postmistress and newspaper man can deliver. Shoveling down to the blacktop.

December 17, 2013 - After 12" of snow this past weekend, another 5" today, and then another 2" tonight. And winter has not yet officially arrived. Winter in New England!

December 17, 2013 – After 12″ of snow this past weekend, another 5″ today, and then another 2″ tonight. And winter has not yet officially arrived. Winter in New England!

December 13, 2013 - Official "Grand Opening" of Sass & Class, 2 Parker Street, Gardner, MA. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 13, 2013 – Official “Grand Opening” of Sass & Class, 2 Parker Street, Gardner, MA. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 13, 2013 - New England Peptide (Gardner, MA) and The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute launched Excipio Technologies, which will commercialize the Vn96 peptide developed by both companies. The Vn96 peptide is used to easily obtain diagnostic and prognostic information on diseased cells from patients for research and clinical analysis without a more invasive surgical biopsy. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 13, 2013 – New England Peptide (Gardner, MA) and The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute launched Excipio Technologies, which will commercialize the Vn96 peptide developed by both companies. The Vn96 peptide is used to easily obtain diagnostic and prognostic information on diseased cells from patients for research and clinical analysis without a more invasive surgical biopsy. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 7, 2013 - Sass and Class opens for business at 2 Parker Street, Downtown Gardner, MA. Fashionable clothing and accessories for women. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 7, 2013 – Sass and Class opens for business at 2 Parker Street, Downtown Gardner, MA. Fashionable clothing and accessories for women. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 7, 2013 - Owner Melody Gibbons (on right) at Sass and Class with her mother. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 7, 2013 – Owner Melody Gibbons (on right) at Sass and Class with her mother. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 7, 2013 - WGAW1340.com LIVE REMOTE BROADCAST from the Gardner Museum during the "Festival of Trees" raffle event where participants got the chance of win over 120 prizes, including decorated Christmas trees, doll houses, toys and gift baskets. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 7, 2013 – WGAW1340.com LIVE REMOTE BROADCAST from the Gardner Museum during the “Festival of Trees” raffle event where participants got the chance of win over 120 prizes, including decorated Christmas trees, doll houses, toys and gift baskets. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 5, 2013 - Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis stops by the Gardner CAC to drop off winter coats collected during the Worcester County Sheriff's 2013 Winter Coat Drive. Over 2,000 winter coats were collected throughout Worcester County with the Gardner (MA) Museum collecting over 100 winter coats in North Central Massachusetts. Jeff Crowley of Wachusett Mountain ski area has been instrumental in collecting a large amount of winter coats for distribution to the needy. (from left - Jeff Crowley, Sheriff Evangelidis, Gardner CAC Executive Director Julie Meehan, Sheriff's Support Staff and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke - on right)

December 5, 2013 – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis stops by the Gardner CAC to drop off winter coats collected during the Worcester County Sheriff’s 2013 Winter Coat Drive. Over 2,000 winter coats were collected throughout Worcester County with the Gardner (MA) Museum collecting over 100 winter coats in North Central Massachusetts. David Crowley of Wachusett Mountain ski area has been instrumental in collecting a large amount of winter coats for distribution to the needy. (from left – Jeff Crowley, Sheriff Evangelidis, Gardner CAC Executive Director Julie Meehan, Sheriff’s Support Staff and Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke – on right)(more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 4, 2013 - The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Business After Hours event at the Polish-American Citizens Club in Gardner (MA). Chamber President and CEO JIM BELLINA says the event attracted a record number of participants and was fantastic. The King Phillip Restaurant catered the event.

December 4, 2013 – The Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Business After Hours event at the Polish-American Citizens Club in Gardner (MA). Chamber President and CEO JIM BELLINA says the event attracted a record number of participants and was fantastic. The King Phillip Restaurant catered the event. (see more photos of this event on the WGAW1340.com FACEBOOK site, and please remember to “LIKE” WGAW1340.com)

December 4, 2013 - Priscilla Candy Shop, Gardner, MA with a wide variety of fresh candies made at the shop. Yummy, yummy, yummy! (You must see the selection on the WGAW1340.com FACEBOOK page --- please like WGAW1340.com on FACEBOOK)

December 4, 2013 – Priscilla Candy Shop, Gardner, MA with a wide variety of fresh candies made at the shop. Yummy, yummy, yummy! (You must see the selection on the WGAW1340.com FACEBOOK page — please like WGAW1340.com on FACEBOOK)

December 4, 2013 - Priscilla Candy Shop, Gardner, MA. Owner Jim Gallant takes a few minutes for a tour during the busy holiday season. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 4, 2013 – Priscilla Candy Shop, Gardner, MA. Owner Jim Gallant takes a few minutes for a tour during the busy holiday season. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

December 1, 2013 - Lighting of the Christmas Tree and sing-along at Lafayette Park, Gardner, MA, hosted by Gardner Square Two for the kick-off of the 12th Memorial Lights Annual 1225 Drive for the holiday lights in Monument Park and Downtown Gardner.

December 1, 2013 – Lighting of the Christmas Tree and sing-along at Lafayette Park, Gardner, MA, hosted by Gardner Square Two for the kick-off of the 12th Memorial Lights Annual 1225 Drive for the holiday lights in Monument Park and Downtown Gardner. (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

December 1, 2013 - Lighting of the Christmas Tree and sing-along at Lafayette Park, Gardner, MA, hosted by Gardner Square Two for the kick-off of the 12th Memorial Lights Annual 1225 Drive for the holiday lights in Monument Park and Downtown Gardner.

December 1, 2013 – Lighting of the Christmas Tree and sing-along at Lafayette Park, Gardner, MA, hosted by Gardner Square Two for the kick-off of the 12th Memorial Lights Annual 1225 Drive for the holiday lights in Monument Park and Downtown Gardner. (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

December 1, 2013 - Lighting of the Christmas Tree and sing-along at Lafayette Park, Gardner, MA, hosted by Gardner Square Two for the kick-off of the 12th Memorial Lights Annual 1225 Drive for the holiday lights in Monument Park and Downtown Gardner.

December 1, 2013 – Lighting of the Christmas Tree and sing-along at Lafayette Park, Gardner, MA, hosted by Gardner Square Two for the kick-off of the 12th Memorial Lights Annual 1225 Drive for the holiday lights in Monument Park and Downtown Gardner. (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 30, 2013 - Gardner Lions Club annual Christmas Tree Sale, Union Square (Chestnut and Main Streets). $30 per tree, trimmed to your request, and delivered free of charge if required. ALL funds go to community projects highlighting the LIons' motto "We Serve." (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 30, 2013 – Gardner Lions Club annual Christmas Tree Sale, Union Square (Chestnut and Main Streets). $30 per tree, trimmed to your request, and delivered free of charge if required. ALL funds go to community projects highlighting the Lions’ motto “We Serve.” (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 30, 2013 - Gardner Lions Club annual Christmas Tree Sale, Union Square (Chestnut and Main Streets). $30 per tree, trimmed to your request, and delivered free of charge if required. ALL funds go to community projects highlighting the LIons' motto "We Serve." (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 30, 2013 – Gardner Lions Club annual Christmas Tree Sale, Union Square (Chestnut and Main Streets). $30 per tree, trimmed to your request, and delivered free of charge if required. ALL funds go to community projects highlighting the Lions’ motto “We Serve.” (more photos on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 27, 2013 - The "9th Annual Festival of Trees" at the Gardner Museum going on through December 7th. Stop by to see the spectacular and buy some raffle tickets for the chance to go home with one of the beautiful Christmas trees, quilts, gift baskets and doll houses. The raffle will be held Saturday, December 7th at 1 PM. WGAW1340.com will broadcast live from the Gardner Museum Saturday, December 7th from 12:10 PM to 2 PM. (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 27, 2013 – The “9th Annual Festival of Trees” at the Gardner Museum going on through December 7th. Stop by to see the spectacular and buy some raffle tickets for the chance to go home with one of the beautiful Christmas trees, quilts, gift baskets and doll houses. The raffle will be held Saturday, December 7th at 1 PM. WGAW1340.com will broadcast live from the Gardner Museum Saturday, December 7th from 12:10 PM to 2 PM. (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com)

November 27, 2013 - The “9th Annual Festival of Trees” at the Gardner Museum going on through December 7th. "Oh my goodness. What happened here?"

November 27, 2013 – The “9th Annual Festival of Trees” at the Gardner Museum going on through December 7th. “Oh my goodness. What happened here?”

November 26, 2013 - Christmas Lights at Monument Park, Gardner, MA (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com - you can download the photos for FREE)

November 26, 2013 – Christmas Lights at Monument Park, Gardner, MA (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com – you can download the photos for FREE)

November 26, 2013 - The 20-13 Community Thanksgiving Service brought residents together from many area churches for prayer, song and thanksgiving at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Gardner. The offering, of food and cash collected during the service, was donated to the Gardner CAC. CAC Director Julie Meehan says the donations will help many people in the community, especially during the holiday season. (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com - save copies of the photos to your desktop)

November 26, 2013 – The 20-13 Community Thanksgiving Service brought residents together from many area churches for prayer, song and thanksgiving at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church in Gardner. The offering, of food and cash collected during the service, was donated to the Gardner CAC. CAC Director Julie Meehan says the donations will help many people in the community, especially during the holiday season. (more photos posted on FACEBOOK at wgaw1340.com – save copies of the photos to your desktop)

November 19, 2013 - Fidelity Bank sponsors the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's "November Business After Hours" at Fidelity Bank's branch at 330 Main Street, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 19, 2013 – Fidelity Bank sponsors the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s “November Business After Hours” at Fidelity Bank’s branch at 330 Main Street, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 15, 2013 - Gardner High School Wildcats (46) vs Uxbridge Spartans (14) at Gardner. Gardner High School Marching Band performing during halftime at Watkins Field, Gardner, MA.

November 15, 2013 – Gardner High School Wildcats (46) vs Uxbridge Spartans (14) at Gardner. Gardner High School Marching Band performing during halftime at Watkins Field, Gardner, MA. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 15, 2013 - GOP Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker speaking at the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Affairs Committee breakfast at the Colonial Inn, Gardner, MA. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 15, 2013 – GOP Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker speaking at the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Affairs Committee breakfast at the Colonial Inn, Gardner, MA. (see more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 14, 2013 - GAAMHA's executive staff at its headquarters in Gardner, MA - (from left) Shawn Hayden, Business Manager; Tracy L. Grant, new Executive Director; Robert Della Valle, Operations Manager.

November 14, 2013 – GAAMHA’s executive staff at its headquarters in Gardner, MA – (from left) Shawn Hayden, Business Manager; Tracy L. Grant, new Executive Director; Robert Della Valle, Operations Manager.

November 11, 2013 - US Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-3rd CD MA) touring the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Gardner, MA, to learn about services provided to regional veterans by the Center.

November 11, 2013 – US Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-3rd CD MA) touring the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Gardner, MA, to learn about services provided to regional veterans by the Center.

November 11, 2013 - Veterans Day ceremonies at the 11th hour, on the 11th day on the 11th month at Gardner (MA) High School. (more photos on FACEBOOKK at WGAW1340.com)

November 11, 2013 – Veterans Day ceremonies at the 11th hour, on the 11th day on the 11th month at Gardner (MA) High School. (more photos on FACEBOOKK at WGAW1340.com)

November 09, 2013 -  Construction continues for the new Gardner Police Station on Main Street, Gardner. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com).

November 09, 2013 – Construction continues for the new Gardner Police Station on Main Street, Gardner. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com).

November 09, 2013 -  "Artists Market" sponsored by the Gardner Area League of Artists at the Gardner (MA) Senior Center.

November 09, 2013 – “Artists Market” sponsored by the Gardner Area League of Artists at the Gardner (MA) Senior Center.

November 09, 2013 - Fundraiser basketball game between the Gardner Police Department's Explorer's Post "All-Stars" versus the Boston Red Sox Alumni at Gardner (MA) High School. Gardner Police Chief Neil Erickson just before the game. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 09, 2013 – Fundraiser basketball game between the Gardner Police Department’s Explorer’s Post “All-Stars” versus the Boston Red Sox Alumni at Gardner (MA) High School. Gardner Police Chief Neil Erickson just before the game. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 09, 2013 - Fundraiser basketball game between the Gardner Police Department's Explorer's Post "All-Stars" versus the Boston Red Sox Alumni at Gardner (MA) High School. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 09, 2013 – Fundraiser basketball game between the Gardner Police Department’s Explorer’s Post “All-Stars” versus the Boston Red Sox Alumni at Gardner (MA) High School. (more photos on FACEBOOK at WGAW1340.com)

November 5, 2013 - Incumbent Gardner Mayor MARK HAWKE has won another term. In municipal elections, HAWKE beat challenger Ward 2 Councilor CHRISTINE WILSON 66 percent to 34 percent; HAWKE over WILSON 2,361 votes to 1,215.

November 5, 2013 – Incumbent Gardner Mayor MARK HAWKE has won another term. In municipal elections, HAWKE beat challenger Ward 2 Councilor CHRISTINE WILSON 66 percent to 34 percent; HAWKE over WILSON 2,361 votes to 1,215.

October 23, 2013 - Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce "Chili - Chowder - Brew Sampling Taste Off" at the Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, MA. (more photos posted on WGAW1340.com FACEBOOK)

October 23, 2013 – Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce “Chili – Chowder – Brew Sampling Taste Off” at the Red Apple Farm, Phillipston, MA. (more photos posted on WGAW1340.com FACEBOOK)

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