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Michael R. Shaw, 57, of South Grafton

September 2nd, 2015

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South Grafton – Michael R. Shaw, 57 of South Grafton, formerly of Dorchester, passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, surrounded by family, at UMass Hospital. Michael is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gwyn T. (Furtado) Shaw; two sons, Michael Shaw of Dorchester and Christopher D. Shaw and his wife Amy of Illinois; his [...]

Lynda Earle, 67, of Grafton

September 2nd, 2015

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Grafton – Lynda Ellen (Carota) Earle, 67, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, surrounded by the great love of her family and friends. She fought valiantly against organ failure and battled like a warrior until the end. She was a beautiful person with a heart of Gold that was called by God to [...]

Corridor Nine to host 22nd annual Applefest 5k

September 1st, 2015

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Northborough – This year the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor a 5k in conjunction with Northborough’s Applefest celebration. The race will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, starting and ending at the Marion E. Zeh School, 33 Howard St. Although the race will have many of the similarities of previous events, it will have many new exciting features, according to chamber officials.

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

September 1st, 2015

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.

Wegmans Westwood announces management team

September 1st, 2015

Alicia Elliott
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Westwood – Wegmans Food Markets recently announced the management team of its newest store, located at 169 University Ave., Westwood. The team has nearly 120 combined years of experience at Wegmans, and includes the store manager, executive chef, pharmacy manager and area managers who will each oversee various departments within the store. The team will [...]

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital and Massachusetts Nurses Association reach agreement

September 1st, 2015

Marlborough – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital announced Aug. 25 that the hospital and its employees who are members of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) agreed to a new three year contract.  The contract will be brought before members of the union in September for ratification. “It has been a collaborative effort for both parties involved and [...]

North Grafton store features wide variety of cheeses and wines

September 1st, 2015

Simone Linsin, owner of Pecorino
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North Grafton – Simone Linsin can wrap up an assortment of your favorite cheeses, or recommend cheeses you’ve never heard of. And she’ll find the exact wine to complement them.

Linsin’s Pecorino cheese shop on Route 30 in North Grafton features anywhere from 60 to 85 different cheeses, depending on the season, about half imported and half from American cheesemakers, with a strong representation of New England producers.

New England Music Academy

September 1st, 2015

Deanna Wong
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Westborough – “We put the cart before the horse, rethinking how music is taught to young children,” said Deanna Wong of New England Music Academy. “We teach children how to read and write music and how music works together. We give them the real stuff and make it fun.”

Wong is describing the group music program offered for children ages 3 to 10 at the academy, which she started 10 years ago.

Framingham: Hammered Dulcimer concert at Friends Meetinghouse

September 1st, 2015

Framingham – The public is invited to a concert of Hammered Dulcimer music Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Framingham Friends Meetinghouse, 841 Edmands Rd. Admission is $5 per person with a maximum of $15 per family (parents and their children). Doors will open at 7 p.m. and seating is limited.   The [...]

Shrewsbury: Celestial Stitchers Chapter meets

September 1st, 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, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 34 Prospect St.   Call Donna at 508-560-9425 or visit www.newenglandregionega.org to [...]

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