WESTFORD — Welcome to the Oct. 9 edition of Weekend Wrap-Up. Here, we highlight the most important news you may have missed this week in Westford.
For seniors on a fixed income, a food bank can prove vital in keeping the budget balanced for the month.
The food bank, hosted by the Friends of the Cameron Senior Center, provides donated food from Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods to seniors seeking assistance on a first-come first-serve basis.
“We donate food that we have that is not salable,” Assistant Manager of Trader Joe’s in Acton Michelle Ouellette told WestfordCAT. “That’s food that is not fit for sale but is safe for consumption.”
She continued, “we want to give back to our community.”
According to organizers, the program is entirely self-sustaining, receiving weekly donations from both grocery chains that provide enough food for each of the program’s weekly attendees.
“It’s almost like grocery shopping,” Frances Kosenko, Assistant Treasurer of the Friends of the Cameron Senior Center told WestfordCAT. “They’re getting a good selection of food every week.”
A new treatment facility for children with autism has opened its doors in Westford.
Autism Care Partners opened its 23rd center in Westford at 515 Groton Rd., providing a new avenue of treatment for children with autism, as well as their families.
“We chose to open the center here because we saw a massive need [in the region],” Jessican Sullivan, the center’s lead registered behavioral technician told WestfordCAT.
The center treats children as young as 2 years old, aiming to prepare students with language deficits to enter school.
“The goal is to get students before they go to school so we can address any needs ahead of time,” Sullivan said.
Nearly halfway through the season, the Westford Academy Ghosts hosted a number of wins in the Dual County League with an overall 3-1 standing.
Westford Academy began the season strong on Sept. 9 in a crushing 44-6 victory against the Dracut Middies.
On Sept. 16, the Ghost’s first home game against the Billerica Memorial Indians, the Indians knocked off their hosts in a 32-14 win.
The Ghost’s next away game on Sept. 23 against the Concord-Carlisle Patriots saw a tight match-up, with the Ghosts cinching victory against Patriots 19-14.
In the Ghost’s most recent home game on Sept. 29, the Ghosts claimed yet another win over the Waltham Hawks in a 21-14 win.
Special Town Meeting is just two weeks away, with a number of important articles up for a vote.
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