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Celebrating in a “BIG” way

May 31st, 2012

Karen Boehnke, a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass./Metrowest board of directors, stands with Garry Weiner, the board's president at the "Taste of Something BIG" fundraiser on May 23.

Westborough – For 49 years, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBS) has helped thousands of boys and girls find a mentor to help them navigate through the challenges of life. On Wednesday evening, May 23, over 200 supporters of the organization came together to celebrate at the sixth annual “A Taste of Something BIG.”

The event, which is the organization's main fundraiser, was held at Acacia at Indian Meadows Country Club. During the evening, attendees were invited to sample food from area restaurants as well as wine that was poured courtesy of Rodney Strong Vineyards. Dozens of items were available for guests to bid on during a silent auction. Popular television reporter Susan Wornick served once again as emcee for a live auction.

Council considers cultural district for Marlborough's downtown

May 31st, 2012

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Marlborough – At a recent meeting, the City Council agreed to consider a resolution on behalf of the Marlborough Downtown Village, to endorse the application for a Massachusetts Cultural Council District, a designation offered through the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The matter was considered at the recommendation of Ward 6 City Councilor Edward Clancy.

The Marlborough Downtown Village committee has met over the past several months, with the assistance of the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation, to develop the application, which, if accepted, will help to promote Main Street and also make it easier to apply for grant funding when available.

Business Briefs, June 1 edition

May 31st, 2012

Annual plant sale at Scentsibilities Boylston – Scentsibilities, an herb and aromatherapy shop in Boylston, will be holding its 10th annual plant sale Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 3, from 12 to 4 p.m. There will be refreshments, and all plants will be on sale, including organic vegetable [...]

John Joseph Marshall III, 67

May 31st, 2012

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Shrewsbury – John Joseph Marshall III, age 67, formerly of Salem, died Monday, May 28, 2012 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Worcester following a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born in Salem, the loving son of the late John J. Marshall II and Estelle M. (Provencher) Marshall, he received his elementary education at St. Mary's [...]

Mayor announces Marlborough's Senior of the Year

May 31st, 2012

Mayor Arthur Vigeant (left) anounces John Noble as Marlborough's Senior of the Year. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr. )

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant welcomed residents age 60 and over to the 36th annual Mayor's Senior of the Year Dinner, held May 23 at Marlborough High School (MHS). He had participated in the event previous years as city council president. This year as mayor, Vigeant expressed his personal appreciation for the opportunity to recognize a resident, who needed to be at least age 90, for outstanding contributions to the city.

“As I go through my first year in office, I enjoy going to different events, but the Senior of the Year Dinner is really special to me,” Vigeant told the guests. “There are many seniors who have done so much for this community over the years. Who is that special person I can name who went the extra mile?”

Keene State College announces dean's list

May 31st, 2012

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Region – Keene State College has released the dean's list for the spring semester 2012. Local students were among the 1,390 students named to the list, including Gary Evans Beisaw, of Shrewsbury; Emily Marie DeAngelis, of Northborough; Alex Christopher Eisenbeis, of Westborough; Kelsey Edith Landroche, of Westborough; Avery Webster Mansfield, of Westborough; Samantha Catherine Nee, [...]

Consider the emotional side of downsizing your home

May 31st, 2012

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“Before any move, focus on how you want to live. People don's think enough about why they'se moving,” said Mary Jo Zeller, director at Gero Solutions, which manages moves for seniors. “Increasing numbers of downsizers these days want to exchange the worry and expense of maintaining a large property, for the luxury of low maintenance and the opportunity for more leisure time.”

Southborough residents organize supply drive for soldiers

May 31st, 2012

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Southborough – On May 20, an army of volunteers gathered at the Southborough Senior Center to collect, sort and box care package donations for the troops in Afghanistan. Under the direction of Southborough resident Lisa Braccio,

Crawling creatures

May 31st, 2012

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  Northborough – First-graders Ava Wilde and Ian Donovan get a close-up look at a live millipede during a presentation of “Living Lessons with Crawling Creatures,” conducted at Peaslee Elementary School. Maire Ann Diamond and Andrea Kozol of Sudbury-based Bugworks also brought beetles and praying mantises to each kindergarten and first-grade classroom. The enrichment program [...]

Connecticut College announces dean's list for local area

May 30th, 2012

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Region – Local students have achieved Dean's Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.66, or Dean's High Honors, a recognition for students who have earned a grade point average of at least 3.78, for the 2012 spring semester at Connecticut College. Graham Allen, class of 2014 [...]

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