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Northborough: Assabet Valley Mastersingers begin concert season with ‘The French Connection’

October 23rd, 2014

Northborough – The Assabet Valley Mastersingers will launch the 2014-15 concert season Sunday, Nov. 9, at 3:30 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 West Main St. (Route 20), Northborough. The concert location is accessible to the physically challenged. Assistive listening systems, courtesy of Crossroads Community Foundation, are available at all concerts for use by [...]

Hudson: Annual Scouting for Food Drive

October 23rd, 2014

Hudson – Saturday, Nov. 8 is the Annual Scouting for Food Drive and Hudson Scouts of Troops 2, 77, Venture Crew 21 and Hudson Girls Scouts will be out picking up donated food left out for the drive. Please place non-perishable food items in a bag or box, attach the door hanger and place in [...]

Westborough: ‘Adolessons’ author Shaun Keyes-McClements at Tatnuck Bookseller

October 23rd, 2014

Westborough – Shaun Keyes-McClements, author of “Adolessons,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1-3 p.m. Adolessons is a collection of amusing, sad, and even heartwarming stories about males in that stage of life where they’re too old to be called “boys,” but too young to be called “men.” All are welcome. Tatnuck Bookseller [...]

Shrewsbury High cross country on pace for success

October 23rd, 2014

Senior captain Tyler O'Keefe crosses the finish line of the Kevin Maloney 5k in the Bay State Invitational on Oct. 4. O'Keefe's 5th place finish helped Shrewsbury finish 3rd in the race.

Photo/Tom Quinn

Shrewsbury – The boys’ cross country team at Shrewsbury High School has been consistently good for a long time. As the end of the season approaches, a stellar 2014 foreshadows good things for the school’s runners in the upcoming district and state meets.

Coach Jim Smith has been coaching the team since 1991. He said that this year’s squad, led by junior Jackson Southard and senior Captain Tyler O’Keefe, is as good as any Shrewsbury team he has seen. Southard, who has been ranked as high as third in the state by cross country rankings websites, recently broke the Shrewsbury home course record by running 3.1 miles in 16 minutes, 23 seconds Oct. 10 against Saint John’s High School.

Apple Tree Arts presents free Halloween music festival

October 23rd, 2014

This budding musician enjoys trying out an instrument at the 2013 party. 
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – Apple Tree Arts will host the third annual “Spooky Halloween Music Festival” Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road. The festival will feature an open rehearsal and performance of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies (CHYS), Halloween games, and an “instrument petting zoo,” allowing residents to try orchestra instruments provided by Robinson Music of Westborough. The event is free and the public is welcome.

“The music festival is a great way for Apple Tree Arts to showcase the talented musicians of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies,” said Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts. “These highly, disciplined musicians are an inspiration for our school’s students. To truly appreciate how hard these young symphony musicians practice and dedicate themselves, students must see them in a live performance.”

Westborough: Board of Health holds flu clinic

October 23rd, 2014

Westborough – A flu clinic for Westborough residents only, ages 3 and up, and town employees will be held by the Westborough Board of Health Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 1-4 p.m., at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. There is a limited amount of flu vaccine and residents and town employees should consider receiving [...]

Shrewsbury: American Red Cross blood drive

October 23rd, 2014

Shrewsbury – An American Red Cross mobile bus blood drive will be held Monday, Nov. 3, from 1-6 p.m., at Walgreens, 225 Boston Tpke. This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. The Red Cross is [...]

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.   [...]

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