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Foundation’s founder to be honored at 25th-year gala

October 4th, 2015

Promoting the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of Marlborough’s 25th Anniversary Gala are (l to r) Mary Lou Vanzini, the organization’s founder;  Mary Jo Nawrocki, who will co-host the gala with David Flynn; and Steve LeDuc, the event chair. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Citizens Scholarship Foundation (CSF) of Marlborough, a local chapter of Scholarship America, will honor its founder Mary Lou Vanzini at its 25th Anniversary Gala to be held Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. Doors will open with food stations at 6:30 p.m. Vanzini is looking forward to reuniting with people she’s met throughout her several decades as a community leader.

Cultural Council now accepting grant applications

October 4th, 2015

Northborough – The Northborough Cultural Council is currently accepting applications for grants to fund programs or events that showcase arts, humanities and interpretive sciences benefiting the community. If you have a program you believe would be eligible for consideration for funding, you are invited to send your application by Thursday, Oct. 15, to Northborough Cultural Council, 63 [...]

Domestic violence vigil in Shrewsbury

October 4th, 2015

Shrewsbury – A vigil to remember victims and survivors of domestic violence and to raise awareness for issues of domestic violence in the community will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. at Shrewsbury Town Common, at the corner of Main Street and Route 140. Rain location: First Congregational Church, 19 Church [...]

National Depression Screening Day

October 4th, 2015

Westborough – Westborough Youth and Family Services, together with Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling, will once again offer a free and anonymous screening opportunity on National Depression Screening Day, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 45 W. Main St., room 21 (second floor). The purpose of this annual program is to provide [...]

Shrewsbury’s electric rates to hold steady through winter

October 4th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) recently announced that it will not raise its electric rates for the period of Oct. 1 through March 31, 2016. In the autumn of 2014, SELCO added a Generation and Transmission Adjustment (GTA) component to its rate structure. SELCO General Manager Michael Hale stated that the introduction [...]

Baypath Humane Society unveils its new ‘Real Life Room’

October 4th, 2015

Gathered at the grand opening of its new “Real Life Room” are (l to r) Elizabeth Jefferis, Baypath executive director, Sandra Gittlen, Baypath board member/event organizer; Susan Rossnick, Baypath Board president; Kristi Belheumer, Board vice president; Rep. Carolyn Dykema; and Amy Kinne, director of business development for Especially for Pets. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Baypath Humane Society welcomed nearly 50 guests to the grand opening of its new “Real Life Room” animal enrichment center. On hand to cut the ribbon were Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) and Amy Kinne, director of business development at Especially for Pets, a local chain of stores for pet supplies and services. “We [...]

Jewish chorus seeks new members

October 4th, 2015

Westborough – Shir Joy, Central Massachusetts’ only adult chorus that sings exclusively Jewish music, is seeking new members. Sponsored by Jewish Federation, the Westborough Cultural Council and its supporters, the group meets Sunday evenings at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. Under the direction of Wendy Damoulakis, Shir Joy is beginning its fifth [...]

Algonquin football defeats Hudson

October 3rd, 2015

Hudson’s Jesse Nemerowicz (#45) is pursued by Algonquin’s Colin Robinson (#20).

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks football team defeated the Hudson High School Hawks by a score of 21-7 in a game played Oct. 2. Billy Polymeros rushed for all three of Algonquin’s touchdowns and Evangelos Baltas was successful on all three extra point attempts.  Armel Conyers scored [...]

Public invited to hike new Westborough Trail

October 2nd, 2015

Gilmore Pond

Westborough – The public is invited to join Westborough Community Land Trust’s Marge Fisher to catch a lovely autumn view of Gilmore Pond Sunday, Oct. 18 from 1:30-3 p.m. Then the group will walk a new trail through wooded uplands and along stone walls to see the fall foliage in the Libbey/Wile forest before looping back.

Marlborough vocalist to perform with Aardvark Jazz Orchestra

October 2nd, 2015

Grace Hughes
photo/Erlyn Ordinario

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Grace Hughes, vocalist with the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, will perform in the band’s show of Jazz Americana Thursday, Oct. 8, at Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, kicking off Aardvark’s 43rd season and celebrating the band’s latest CD, “Deep River.” The club is located at Doubletree Guest Suites, 400 Soldiers Field Road. Admission: $25. Validated parking. For reservations and more information, call 617-562-4111 or visit www.scullersjazz.com.

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