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Brass quintet will get toes tapping at Marlborough Public Library

August 29th, 2015

Quintessential Brass members (l to r) David Lindsey, Mike Peipman, David Burdett, Leslie Havens and Robin Milinazzo. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Quintessential Brass will kick off the Marlborough Public Library’s 2015-2016 Yacyshyn Concert Series Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. The group of five talented, full-time professional brass musicians will perform a free 90-minute concert at the library’s Bigelow Hall, 35 W. Main St.

Southborough Community Fund seeks to grant up to $60,000 this year

August 29th, 2015

Several Southborough Community Fund board members (l to r) Tom Crotty, Cathy Kea, Elizabeth Wetherbee Klein, Robin Martin, John Fodor and Karen Gadbois. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Building community, according to Judy Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for Metrowest, is the ultimate goal of its Southborough Community Fund (SCF). With a fast-approaching deadline – Friday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. – the SCF is seeking grant applications from registered nonprofits and town organizations operating in Southborough. The SCF will, “support programs that increase volunteerism and community involvement, strengthen civic engagement, and emphasize collaborations that enhance community initiatives.”

Shrewsbury selectmen revise proposed clear-cutting bylaw

August 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury – The Board of Selectmen discussed an ongoing issue in the town at its Aug. 25 meeting – citizens’ concerns regarding clear-cutting of trees.

Golf outing to support Northborough’s 250th at historical Juniper Hill course

August 29th, 2015

Juniper Hill Golf Course Manager Dudley Darling (l) and longtime employee Paul Kane. (Photo/Liz Nolan)

Northborough – Northborough’s 250th Anniversary Committee is gearing up for its golf outing Friday, Sept. 11, at Juniper Hill Golf Course. This is a fundraiser which will help to defray costs of upcoming events and activities being planned to celebrate Northborough’s milestone throughout 2016. The cost of the golf outing is $125 per person and the price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, breakfast, dinner and various awards. The awards presentation, dinner and auction will be held directly after golf. Non-golfers are invited to attend the dinner for $30 per person.

A tip on immunizations

August 28th, 2015

Submitted by the Marlborough Board of Health Marlborough – August is the National Immunization Awareness month. Immunizations are important because they protect a person from illness like flu, pneumonia and the measles which can be a serious health issue. Adults, like children, need to be vaccinated against certain illnesses, but it is important to know [...]

Residents enjoy open house at Marlborough Airport

August 28th, 2015

“The Naked Plane”: a Hatz Bi-Plane that has been partially restored.

Marlborough – It was truly a multi-generational experience as children, parents and grandparents – all equally fascinated by helicopters, airplanes, military vehicles and parachute jumping – participated in a day of fun at Marlborough Airport Aug. 15.

Former sponsor meets her adult ChildFund alumnus

August 28th, 2015

N Deb Bourque rs

Northborough – Before Deb Bourque of Northborough was married and had two children, she began donating $24 monthly to ChildFund International (formerly known as Christian Children’s Fund) to sponsor then-8-year-old Momodou Bah of the Gambia in West Africa. According to the organization’s website, “ChildFund exists to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.”

Nominations sought for BayPath community service award

August 28th, 2015

Region – BayPath Elder Services is inviting nominations for the ninth annual Frances Borger Klempner Community Service Award. This memorial award will be given to an individual who has contributed at the local community level and exemplifies a spirit of civic engagement, community involvement, and support of elders. Frances Borger Klempner, for whom the award [...]

Heritage Chorale seeks members for new season

August 28th, 2015

Southborough – Love to sing? Join Heritage Chorale for the open rehearsals of its new season. The fall concert, to be held at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, will be a 70th birthday tribute to British composer and arranger John Rutter. The concert will also feature the “Mass of the Children,” collaborating with “VOICES Boston,” [...]

It runs (and leaps) in the family

August 28th, 2015

Nicole Quinn (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – There’s a moment about a minute and fifteen seconds into the video of Nicole Quinn’s solo for the Dance Masters of New England’s 2013 Teen Miss Dance competition. She’s facing the audience head-on, right arm extended straight up, left arm parallel to the ground, bent at a 90-degree angle in front of her chest. The fingers on her left hand are bunched tight in a fist; those on her right stretched out as far as they can reach. Slowly, she bends her right elbow, closing the gap between right hand and left. Her knees bend, too, carefully lowering her body toward the floor. It’s a mesmerizing combination of tension and fluidity, and she’s completely inside it — the music, her body, that moment in time. The motion is striking not for any flashy or sensational reason, but because of her absolute control. She’s holding the audience with her gaze, making them wonder how long she’ll stretch out the suspension. And then, with one percussive beat, it’s gone.

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