“Author Archive”
Stories written by Community Advocate Staff

UMass cardiologist to speak at Shrewsbury Woman’s Club

January 28th, 2015

Shrewsbury – In recognition of February as Women’s Heart Health Month, Cynthia Ennis, DO, will speak on “Women and Heart Health” at the First Congregational Church, Gifford Hall, Friday, Feb. 6. Hospitality begins at 12 p.m.; the program starts at 1 p.m. Ennis, a Shrewsbury native, is director of the UMass Medical Center Women’s Heart [...]

Happy 95th birthday, Alice Kavanaugh of Southborough!

January 28th, 2015

Alice Kavanaugh, 95 (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Alice Kavanaugh celebrated her 95th birthday Jan. 20 with her family, friends and co-workers at the Southborough Senior Center. In addition to volunteering for many years with the Meals on Wheels program, she’s been working as an administrative assistant at the Senior Center for 12 years.

Quilter pursues lifelong passion

January 28th, 2015

Mary Walter, holding a work in progress, stands in front of one of her finished quilts. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Mary Walter always finds time to stitch, patch and design. She started to quilt when she was in high school – when the 1976 Bicentennial movement launched enthusiasm for quilting – and has been pursuing her passion ever since, through art school, her career and raising a family.

Southborough native continues longtime tie with library

January 28th, 2015

Kim Ivers (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Kim Ivers reports to work as children’s librarian with a lifetime of memories and experience at her hometown’s Southborough Library. She’s been employed there for 20 years, the past 18 as children’s librarian.

Southborough Food Pantry embodies community spirit

January 28th, 2015

Karen White, coordinator for St. Mark's Church, Marjorie Coldwell, Pilgrim Church Food Pantry coordinator and Barbara Jandrue, director of the Southborough Food Pantry and coordinator for St. Matthew's Church, have volunteered for years to oversee the services provided by the pantry. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Southborough – The Southborough Food Pantry is committed to serving those in need with food, personal care items, household supplies and even fuel to ensure heat throughout the cold, New England winters.

Southborough volunteer works for the community

January 28th, 2015

Members of the Southborough Organization for Schools (SOS) gathered recently at a monthly meeting. Back row (l to r): Sherri Klein, co-chair at Woodward School; Amy Deschaine, treasurer at Neary School; Cathy Kea, SOS president; Nikki Morrisey, chair at Neary School; Alyssa Adams, assistant treasurer, Woodward School; front row (l to r): Lisa Huang, treasurer at Finn School; Tessa Herbold, chair at Finn School; Laurie Bouzam, assistant treasurer at Neary School

Southborough – Albert Schweitzer was quoted as saying, “Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.”

Marlborough Public Schools closed Thursday

January 28th, 2015

Marlborough – In collaboration with city officials and Public Works and safety personnel, Marlborough Public School officials have decided to keep schools closed Thursday, Jan. 29 as a matter of student safety. “Although streets are relatively clear, sidewalks and bus stops require additional work due to the sheer amount of snow that must be cleared [...]

Hudson gets 36 inches of snow – and TV news coverage

January 28th, 2015

A resident walks on a snow-lined sidewalk on Main Street.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – While early risers in Hudson were clearing driveways Jan.28 after the previous day’s snowstorm, the town was featured on a live report by WCVB-TV Channel 5’s meteorologist Danielle Vollmar on the “EyeOpener.” It was one of several media reports about Hudson being among a few communities to [...]

Ashland: Mosaics Art Show opening reception at Ashland Library

January 28th, 2015

Ashland – Metrowest mosaic artist and educator Cheryl Cohen will exhibit her student’s work through Feb. 25 at the Ashland Public Library, 66 Front St. An opening reception is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend.   The exhibit will contain mosaic art in [...]

Marlborough: ‘Pedal for Paws’ spin-a-thon at Solomon Pond Mall

January 28th, 2015

Marlborough – PetChance.org is holding its first-ever major fundraiser spin-a-thon, “Pedal for Paws,” Saturday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Solomon Pond Mall. During the spin-a-thon, which will be held in the JC Penney Court, teams of six or more will spin for an hour each in an effort to raise money [...]

Recently Commented

  • Thomas Petit: Hi Janet, I am doing research on Richard Bernon Downey who was also a gunner with VT-14 in 1944 and...
  • Larry: It’s awesome how schools today are embracing innovation by investing and building studios that helps...
  • concerned northboroite: Where is the outrage? Not ONE selectman has come forward to support and investigate avenues...
  • Linda: Why don’t they lower the price tag so someone can afford to buy it and rehab it. Better than demolishing...
  • ?: how is a demolition application help save the white cliffs? Isn’t that just moving the process along...