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July 31st, 2015
By Julie Shamgochian, Contributing Writer Northborough- Central Massachusetts families gathered July 16 at the St. Rose of Lima Parish anticipating the afternoon arrival of 29 New York City children, who were due to spend some time in the region courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund. Host families held colorful homemade signs as conversations about the [...]
December 22nd, 2014
Northborough – Volunteering at the gift wrapping party Dec. 16 at the Northborough Senior Center for the annual “Be a Santa to a Senior” program are Algonquin Regional High School students (l to r) Jess Powell, junior; Natalie Finn, junior; and Kimmie Skinner, freshman.
January 21st, 2014
Hopkinton – It has been just over a year since a 4-foot cement statue of the Virgin Mary was unearthed at the Golden Pond Assisted Living Facility during a 38,000 square foot expansion project. The construction has since been completed as has the statue restoration. Recently residents and staff gathered in Golden Pond's newly renovated chapel to celebrate the transformation.
The restoration was completed by Upton resident Rita Kozel who heard about the statue discovery from friend and Golden Pond resident, Bill Wood. Graciously, she offered to donate her time to restore it.
December 7th, 2013
Grafton- Apple Tree Arts received the Priscilla Mason Award for Cultural Contribution at a recent reception hosted by Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. and ValleyCast at the G.B. and Lexi Singh Performance Center at the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville. Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit community school of the arts, was founded 24 years ago in Grafton. The [...]
December 5th, 2013
Region – Like so many millions of people around the globe, Worcester resident William Goldman was devastated when John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963. Although he was just a child at the time, Goldman said he remembered that day when his school's principal made two announcements that day, first advising students that the president had been shot and then that he had died.
October 29th, 2013
North Grafton – The Community Harvest Project (CHP) will be hosting a Harvest Home Family Farm Festival Sunday, Nov. 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Rd. The festival is an annual community fundraiser filled with activities that are fun for all ages, ranging from hay rides to an interactive [...]
October 22nd, 2013
Region – “Team Binkeez,” a group of friends and volunteers of Binkeez for Comfort, was one of 30 teams that participated in “Pulling for Love, Hope, and Comfort” to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Led by founder Susan Posterro, the team pulled a 727 jet at Rhode Island's T.F. Green Airport Oct. [...]
October 22nd, 2013
Southborough ? Southborough resident Elizabeth L.B. Greene, partner at Mirick O”Connell law firm, is the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Heart of Gold award. Greene will be presented with the honor at the organization's inaugural Heart of the Commonwealth event Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. The Heart of [...]
September 6th, 2013
Region – Four local residents recently completed “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.: Navy Midshipman Joseph E. Maranto, son of Joyce R. and Samuel J. Maranto of Shrewsbury, a 2013 graduate of Saint John's High School; Navy Midshipman Michael S. Hoffman, a 2013 graduate of Saint Mark's High School; ?Navy Midshipman [...]
August 28th, 2013
Worcester – Charter is gearing up for its big rush as thousands of students living in off-campus housing seek to get connected with high speed internet, video, and phone services. Students can also learn about new innovations, such as applications that allow students to take “TV anywhere” with their mobile devices. Charter's Senior Vice President [...]