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May - July 2015 Newsletter
In just a few months, the 38th National Conference of The Compassionate Friends will take place in Dallas, Texas. There will be hundreds of workshops just for bereaved families like us. There is a walk dedicated in memory of our children and a moving candlelight service with thousands of candles lit that you will never forget. We hope you will consider attending.
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Walk To Remember Fundraiser In July 2015
Although we are a non-profit organization, it still costs money to run our local chapter. Through your generosity we're able to fund our newsletters, run outreach programs, host the yearly Candle Lighting and other services integral to supporting bereaved families in North Central Massachusetts.Please join us on July 12th at 10am as we walk in Leominster to remember those lost too soon.> Join Our Team and Walk With Us> Can't Walk But Want to Help Fundraise 
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A note from a Co-Chair

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A note from a Co-Chair
In just a few months, the 38th National Conference of The Compassionate Friends will take place in Dallas, Texas. There will be hundreds of workshops just for bereaved families like us. There is a walk dedicated in memory of our children and a moving candlelight service with thousands of candles lit that you will never forget.  We hope you considering attending. You can still register and make arrangements by going on the National TCF website at compassionatefriends.org.Another benefit of the Co...
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A Letter To The Editor

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A Letter To The Editor
I am the Co-Chair of an organization that I would not choose to join. We also would be thrilled if no-one else joins our group. We do not need or want new members. Who are we? We are the parents and families of persons who died too young. Would you like us to find you a seat? Unfortunately,...
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Feb - April 2015 Newsletter
At this point, we have all gotten through one of the most challenging time periods of the year for individuals and bereaved families~the Holidays. We understand the challenge! With each others support, we have now arrived in the New Year~2015. We would be remiss if we did not...
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Nov 2014 - Jan 2015 Newsletter
Here it comes again the fear and anxiety of the impending Holidays.  As you all begin your debates on whether or not it’s too early for Christmas music to be playing in the stores, compare notes on the best Christmas commercials, my heart begins to hurt. 
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Aug-Oct 2014 Newsletter
Our chapter now offers a drug related death sub-group for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to drugs.We are having a chapter wide yard sale on September 6, 2014.
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Chapter Yard Sale Announced
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 6, 2014WHERE: WARREN RD. TOWNSEND, MA.CONTACT: DENNIS GRAVELLE~CHAPTER PHONELOLA HOLDEN~CHAPTER PHONECARRIE BUTLAND~(978) 660-7819DONATIONS ARE NEEDED~ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE TO PICK UP DONATED ITEMS BY CONTACTING DENNIS, LOLA OR CARRIE.
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New Drug Related Sub-Group Announced
Because of a large number of grieving families affected by drug-related issues, a chapter sub-group has been formed and was experimented with on drug-related deaths in March. The first meeting was facilitated by Linda Gravelle with 10 people in attendance. The Meeting was very enthusiastically received by the attendees who actively participated. At this time, we are evaluating the scheduling of meeting frequency. Currently, a quarterly meeting for this sub-group is anticipated. Further updates w...
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Online Support Groups
Our national organization, The Compassionate Friends, offers many options within their online community.
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