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Golf tournament raises over $40,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest

July 25th, 2015

Courtney Miceli, Jeff Valois, Darryl Diamond and Thomas DeMoura represented DCU in the 23rd annual RF Wood Kids Classic Golf Tournament. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – More than 150 golfers and volunteers joined together July 13 for the 23rd annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament in memory of Bob “RF” Wood held at the Marlborough Country Club. The event, presented by DCU for Kids, raised over $40,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW). Golfers enjoyed 18 holes [...]

Grafton musician is busier than ever in retirement

July 25th, 2015

Fred Orkiseski
(photo/Bonnie Adams)

Grafton – Fred Orkiseski is a busy man. And at age 83, he intends on staying that way. He has spent a lifetime performing and teaching music, including serving as director of music for Grafton Public Schools for 40 years. Now, along with making music, he spends his time on other pursuits – golfing, painting, cooking, and learning more about the subjects he loves, such as World War II aviation, railroads and carpentry.

Members enjoy fun and games at Corridor Nine BBQ

July 24th, 2015

(front, l to r): Clarisa Berio, St. Mary's Credit Union; Amber Drake, Rivkah's Hair Studio; Mack Pedula; Rivkah's Hair Studio; and Nick Buschetto, TEAMWORKS

(back, l to r): Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; Allyn Moore, Volvo of Southborough;  Tiffany Cimeno, St. Mary's Credit Union; Malikkah Gamble, St. Mary's Credit Union; Kaz Hardy, Volvo of Southborough; Jim Lopes-Quinton, St. Mary's Credit Union; and Devynn Rheaume, St. Mary's Credit Union  


Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual summer BBQ July 15 at TEAMWORKS in Northborough. Corridor Nine and HYPE9 (the chamber’s young professionals group) organized the event.

The steamy temperature had little impact on the 17 teams formed by Corridor Nine/HYPE9 members and guests that participated in the fun teambuilding activities. Taking home the first place trophy in the team building challenges were the team represented by St. Mary’s Credit Union Team, Rivkah’s Hair Studio, and Volvo of Southborough. The Corridor Nine Referral Group received an “Honorable Mention” for second place, and the Whitney Place at Northborough, Amcomm Wireless and Mirick O’Connell team were presented with the “Team Spirit” award.

Shrewsbury: Celestial Stitchers chapter meets

July 24th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Embroiderers, learn new stitching skills and techniques or just enjoy some time to stitch with new friends as the Celestial Stitchers Chapter of the Embroiderer’s Guild of America meets Thursday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St.   The group meets the second Thursday of each [...]

James E. Parker Jr., 90, of Hudson

July 24th, 2015

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Hudson – James E. Parker Jr., 90, former longtime resident of Hudson, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Bernice E. Parker, who passed away in 2008. Born and raised in Hudson, he was the eldest son of the late James and Vida (Brown) [...]

Charles P. Sullivan, 98, of Shrewsbury

July 24th, 2015

Shrewsbury – Charles P. Sullivan, 98, of the Southgate Community Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, July 18, 2015. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Gladys E.E. (Field) Sullivan; three sons, James C. Sullivan and his longtime partner Rita Pearloff of Bristol, N.H., Paul B. Sullivan and his wife Kathleen of Colts Neck, N.J., and Philip [...]

Charles E. Hitchcock, 21, of South Grafton/Gardner

July 24th, 2015

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South Grafton/Gardner – Charles E. “Chas” Hitchcock, 21, of Gardner, formerly of South Grafton, passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 after an unexpected illness. He is survived by his mother, Annmarie Castonguay; his maternal grandparents, Edith and George Streicher; his father, John Hitchcock; paternal grandparents Judy and Robert Hitchcock; his stepfather, Ken Castonguay; stepbrother Josh [...]

Outdoor seating area dedicated to late Ted Coghlin

July 23rd, 2015

Benjamin Lapin (far left) stands with members of the Coghlin family, (l to r), Susan Mailman, Tim Coghlin, Roselyn Coghlin, Karen Coghlin, and Maureen Coghlin

Worcester – Family and friends of Ted Coghlin gathered at the Worcester Senior Center July 15 to officially open a new outdoor seating area that was dedicated in the late Shrewsbury resident’s memory.

Coghlin, a noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist, was also an avid supporter of scouting and considered the “Godfather” of the Worcester Technical High School. He passed away in December 2014.

Marlborough: Senior Center hosts nutrition seminar

July 23rd, 2015

Marlborough – A nutrition seminar with Lynn Faust will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 (Healthy Shopping on a Budget), at 2 p.m., at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. For more information or to sign up, stop by the senior center or call 508-485-6492.    

Marlborough: Nutrition seminars at Marlborough Senior Center

July 23rd, 2015

Marlborough – Nutrition seminars with Lynn Faust will be held Saturday, Aug. 15 (Shop for Nutrition) and Thursday, Aug. 27 (Healthy Shopping on a Budget), at 2 p.m., each day, at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. For more information or to sign up, stop by the senior center or call 508-485-6492.    

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