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Nipmuc Nation hosts annual powwow

July 28th, 2015

Tommy Ninigret, Nipmuc Nation

By Jerry Callaghan, Contributing Writer Grafton – Although the third smallest Native American reservation in the United States, the Hassanamesit Reservation, located at 80 Brigham Hill Rd., is full of life and spirit.  That spirit was shown during the 92nd annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow held July 26. The festival featured traditional dancing, drumming, food, kids’ [...]

Councilor-at-large seat to remain vacant

July 28th, 2015

Marlborough-The City Council will continue to function with 10 members, leaving the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilor-at-Large Patricia Pope open for the present time. The Legislative and Legal Affairs Committee made the recommendation at a meeting held July 21.

Operation Friendship visitors help fight hunger

July 28th, 2015

Operation Friendship

Grafton – On July 27, ten student delegates from Hungary, four from Wales and three from Crimea rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty to help Community Harvest Project, a Grafton nonprofit. The students, who are being hosted by students and their families from the Grafton chapter of Operation Friendship – a non-profit international exchange organization – had fun helping local OF members harvest vegetables for local food banks and hunger organizations.

Stephanie G Jewelers hosting back to school drive for local nonprofit

July 28th, 2015

Hopkinton – Stephanie G Jewelers is teaming up with the local nonprofit Project Just Because for its Back To School Drive. Stephanie G believes knowledge is power and that every child deserves to create a better future. So while you are out shopping for your own children, consider picking up an extra package or two of pencils, pens, notebooks, glue sticks, calculators, colored pencils, crayons and other schools supplies.

Avidia donates $4,000 to Hudson Area Arts Alliance

July 28th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Lynne Johnson, executive director of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; Denise Reid, marketing and development coordinator of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the Hudson Area Arts Alliance. This donation helped to support the free artist appreciation concert in June at Wood Park.

Ultimate Reglaze refinishes bathtubs and ceramic tile for a new look

July 28th, 2015

Ultimate Reglaze refinished this claw foot tub and then the customer built a tile frame for it.

What does Ultimate Reglaze do?

“We refinish bathtubs, ceramic tile and fiberglass tubs. We coat over the existing fixture with a urethane acrylic finish similar to car paint but designed for bathtubs,” said Keith Tetreault, formerly of Northborough, who bought the business 10 years ago. Two of his sons, Scott and Jared, work for him full time. A third son, Kyle, used to refinish tubs in Texas.

Pecorino offers the perfect cheese and wine for summer

July 28th, 2015

G BB Pecorino's-head shot

Grafton – Summer is here and Pecorino, a country cheese shop, that also has a fine wine assortment, is offering a summer picnic bag special, featuring a bottle of wine, two cheese pairings, a dry salametto and fresh baguette. Customers can use the neat jute tote for their future purchases, such as the “Wednesday Wine Deal” where six bottles of wine are handpicked by store owner Simone Linsin.

Renovation at Shrewsbury Public Library well under way

July 28th, 2015

The Fitch family of Shrewsbury, (Callan, 7; Keira, 9; Conall, 2; Quinn, 5; and mom Kaitlin), 
enjoy watching the work going on at the site of the renovations.

Shrewsbury – Work on a $23 million renovation at the Shrewsbury Public Library’s 609 Main St. location is well under way.

Voters had approved a measure to expand and renovate the library in a ballot vote Nov. 5, 2013. The town will receive approximately $8 million from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the project.

Teams rally for fifth Jacob M. Boudreau wiffle ball tournament

July 27th, 2015

(l to r) David Oliver, Dominique Sassone, Chris Libby, Eric Ridings, and Lucas O'Connor from Shrewsbury representing the Buffalo Wild Wings team.

Shrewsbury – The fifth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament was held July 25 at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School to benefit the Jacob M. Boudreau scholarship fund at Shrewsbury High School.

Marlborough Girl Scouts focus video on police K-9 unit

July 27th, 2015

Gathered outside the Marlborough Public Library are (l to r) Girl Scout Cadettes Emma Cohen and Laura Nelson with Officer Ken McKenzie and Kaiser.

Marlborough – Two Girl Scout Cadettes want residents to know more about the Marlborough Police Department K-9 unit, consisting of Kaiser and his handler, Officer Ken McKenzie. The girls produced a short video titled “Meeting Kaiser” while working toward earning a Silver Award. The video was screened July 22 at the Marlborough Public Library.

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