August 27th, 2013
Westborough – While Roy Meyer spends his week as the director of Software Quality Assurance at CA Technologies, much of his spare time is spent helping others.
Meyer has lived in Westborough for the past 22 years with his wife, Nancy, and their children, Brian, 25, and Katie, 23. Katie, who was born with Down syndrome, started participating with the Shrewsbury Special Olympics when she was six years old. Today, she is a member of the Special Olympics ski and golf teams. She has also participated in swimming, gymnastics, soccer and basketball events. Meyer, who has coached the Shrewsbury Special Olympics golf and ski teams (five and 10 years respectively), has been an avid advocate for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA).
August 22nd, 2013
Westborough – Alyssa Ziegler and Barry P. Bloom are happy to announce their engagement. Alyssa is the daughter of the late Ernie and Debbie Ziegler and grew up in Elmont, N.Y. She is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and is employed by Ropes and Gray in Manhattan. Barry, the son of Bill and Karen [...]
August 21st, 2013
Region – Four teenage members of the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough have lots of stories to share about their summer vacation. They were among thousands of young people from across the world who attended the YMCA “Love 2 Live” European Festival from Aug. 4 to 10 in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival is held once every five years.
August 12th, 2013
Hudson – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 88 children is currently identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
July 29th, 2013
Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services would like to congratulate the recent graduates of its American Red Cross Babysitting class. Red Cross certified instructor and WYFS counselor Betheda Shuman ran the nine-hour program during the week of July 15.?Babysitter trainees learned about a variety of topics including how to care for infants and children, [...]
July 29th, 2013
Westborough – The team from the Westborough Little League and Softball were the champions of the 2012 Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) Trivia Bee. Represented by Rob Nagi, Laurie Nagi, and Jon McGrath, the winners were presented with the trophy July 21 at the Westborough Little League's Family Fun Day fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. The [...]
July 12th, 2013
Marlborough – Gregory Mitrakas Sr. was the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award for “exhibiting exemplary dedication to the cause of Lions” at the June 26 annual installation meeting. The award, named after Melvin Jones, founder of the Lions in Chicago in 1917, was given to Mitrakas for sponsoring the annual Father-Daughter Dance for the past 16 years.
July 9th, 2013
Westborough – Most teenage boys love to eat, and Brett Robinson is no exception. For this young man, who just graduated from Westborough High School, there is one place that has been a favorite over the years. It's not a popular chain restaurant or fast food option that he enjoys time and time again – it's Westborough's South Street Diner.
June 30th, 2013
Shrewsbury – Back in 1997, Shrewsbury resident Dean Gillam was saddled with the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The condition forced him to stop working, and it took two years before he started having periodic hours in his day where he felt strength enough to focus on doing something, anything.
June 24th, 2013
Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 awarded the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout to Jeffrey Saltzman and Gregory Waite May 26. The ceremony was held at the Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough, the chartering organization for Troop 100. The rank of Eagle, Scouting's highest, is recognized throughout the world as an especially significant achievement. [...]