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City children welcomed to region

July 31st, 2015

The Holden family welcomes eight-year-old Zamiya to their home.

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 [...]

It’s a wrap for this season’s ‘Santa’ program for seniors

December 22nd, 2014

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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.

Statue of Virgin Mary unearthed, restored

January 21st, 2014

Rita Kozel poses for a photo with the statue of the Virgin Mary that she restored. 
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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.

Apple Tree Arts receives Priscilla Mason Award

December 7th, 2013

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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 [...]

Locals invited to share memories of JFK

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.

Harvest Home Family Farm Festival

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 [...]

Local nonprofit pulls a jet for MS

October 22nd, 2013

Members of "Team Binkeez" stand in front of the FedEx 727 jet that they pulled to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photos/Robert Desrosiers)

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. [...]

Southborough resident to receive Heart of Gold Award

October 22nd, 2013

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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 [...]

Local military students complete rigorous programs

September 6th, 2013

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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 [...]

Charter organizes ‘Major You’ back to school sweepstakes

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 [...]

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