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Shrewsbury: Artists Guild of Shrewsbury hosts plein air painter Laureen Hylka

October 23rd, 2014

Shrewsbury – The November meeting of the Artists Guild will feature a painting demonstration by Laureen Hylka, a plein air painter from Dudley. Hylka is a full-time plein air and studio painter focusing on the New England landscape. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, England, Germany, and Japan. Examples [...]

Marlborough: Scouts hold food drive

October 23rd, 2014

Marlborough – The Marlborough Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts annual Food Drive will be held Saturday, Nov. 1. Scouts will fan out throughout the city to deliver the “Scouting for Food” flyer. Scouts will return Saturday, Nov. 8, to pick up all donated items rain or shine. All donations directly benefit the Marlborough Food Pantry. [...]

Hudson: Flu clinic for Hudson residents

October 23rd, 2014

Hudson – The Hudson Board of Health has announced a flu clinic for Hudson residents only will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9:30-11:30 a.m., at Hudson High School, 69 Brigham St. Register online at www.mylocalclinic.com. Registration closes Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Please bring your Health Insurance information to the clinic if applicable.   [...]

Northborough: Harvest Craft Fair sponsored by the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club

October 23rd, 2014

Northborough – The 37th Annual Harvest Craft Fair, sponsored by the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club, will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, Lincoln Street. This juried show will feature over 60 professional crafters with a variety of crafts, a crafters’ raffle, and a lunch [...]

Hopkinton: State Rep. Dykema special storytime guest at Hopkinton Library

October 23rd, 2014

Hopkinton – HPLF and the Hopkinton Public  Library will host State Representative Carolyn Dykema as the special guest during the storytime scheduled for Friday, Oct. 31, starting at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held in the Main Reading Room at Hopkinton Public Library, 13 Main St.    

Marlborough: Gold Ribbon Holiday Reception to benefit Andrew’s Helpful Hands

October 23rd, 2014

Marlborough – The annual Gold Ribbon Holiday Reception will be held Friday, Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., at Embassy Suites Hotel in Marlborough. This year’s event, in honor of 18-month-old Anthony who is currently at Children’s Hospital, is a semi-formal night with an extravagant delicious buffet, speakers, entertainment, dancing, silent auction, balloon pops, bone marrow [...]

Worcester: Business Gives Back Expo to be held at Union Station

October 23rd, 2014

Worcester – Business Gives Back Expo will be held at Union Station in Worcester Sunday, Nov. 2, from 12-5 p.m. Local businesses will display and sell their wares, network with others in the community, and enjoy a fun family friendly expo with free photos, treats, and many take-aways.   A portion of the proceeds will [...]

Charles E. Reed, 88, of Worcester

October 23rd, 2014

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Worcester – Charles E. Reed, 88, of Worcester, formerly of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in his home after a brief illness. His wife of 55 years, Lorraine T. (Berthiaume), died in 2003. He leaves several nieces and nephews, and his extended family; Anne Schofield, her daughter, Melissa; and her son, Andrew; and Nicole [...]

Dominic J. Vignola, 94, of Shrewsbury

October 23rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Dominic J. Vignola, of Shrewsbury, formerly of Albany, New York, died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. He was 94. He led an interesting and active life as President of Devey, Thompson & Vignola Advertising Agency in Schenectady, New York, as well as having served on both the Board of Directors and as President [...]

Free Report #6 makes its debut – home preparation tips

October 23rd, 2014

Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc. and an agent at REMAX Professional Associates. 508-735-4663. www.stevelevine.com

By Steve Levine, President of Steve Levine Inc., and an agent for REMAX Professional Associates
What if I could only give you one series of tips, to get top dollar for your home? Well, I would have to say that the best piece of advice I have always given my clients has been not to “rush” the home onto the market, instead of taking the time to prepare a property. For this, a pre-marketing team is an essential value-added service for an agent to bring to the table, and is the second thing you should ask a potential listing broker (right after the obvious question of how many homes he or she has sold.)

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