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Motorcyclists honor one of their own

September 29th, 2014

(l to r) Paul Cote, president of the Bikers Helping Bikers Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivors Fund, stands with Shelly Barnes Hendrix’s parents, Roger and Virginia Barnes, as he addresses riders participating in the ride for Shelly.

Westborough – Approximately 100 motorcyclists gathered Sept. 20 for an event to honor the late Michelle “Shelly” Barnes Hendrix.

Hendrix, a Westborough native, was killed along with her longtime partner Kirk Arsenault of North Reading, when the motorcycle trike they were riding on was hit from behind by a tractor trailer while the two were traveling in Indiana in May 2014.

City receives grant for ATV

September 28th, 2014

Marlborough – An Emergency Management Program Grant (EMPG) for $18,435 to purchase an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for use by the Conservation Commission, Police and Fire departments was approved the City Council at the Sept. 22 meeting.

Councilor suggests event coordinator for the city

September 28th, 2014

Marlborough – Ward 7 Councilor Donald Landers sees the value of having an event coordinator for the city and is proposing that funding for the position could come from the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). His request for consideration of the plan, presented at the Aug. 25 meeting, met with some opposition from councilors before being referred to the Operations and Oversight Committee, chaired by Matt Elder.

Hudson Portuguese Club celebrates 75th Fatima Feast

September 28th, 2014

Members of Grupo Folclorico de Criancas perform for guests at the 75th annual Our Lady of Fatima Feast at the Hudson Portuguese Club. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – There was much talk of traditions and landmarks Sept. 13 and 14 as the Hudson Portuguese Club (HPC) marked its 75th anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima Feast, which celebrates an apparition reported to have appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, in 1917.

Students named to Youth Commission

September 28th, 2014

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Marlborough – Two Marlborough students, Ryan Wambolt and Santiago Vargas, have been approved by the city council to serve on the city’s Youth Commission. The action was taken during the council’s Sept. 22 meeting at the recommendation of Mayor Arthur Vigeant. In his communication to councilors Vigeant stated: “Ryan [...]

Boot Scootin’ BBQ to raise funds for new Marlborough Senior Center

September 28th, 2014

Members of the planning committee for the Boot Scootin’ BBQ are (seated, l to r) Lydia Whitcomb, Debbie Beausoleil and Florence Mannarino; and (standing, l to r) Joan Cameron, Joe Tunnera, Barbara McGuire and Ann Tunnera. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Board members of the Friends of the Marlborough Senior Center extend an invitation to all to attend a Boot Scootin’ Barbecue Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Masonic Hall. A buffet featuring barbecued ribs, marinated chicken, corn bread, apple pie, and more will be served. DJ George will provide a variety of live music for line dancing, singing or just plain listening that will set the tone for an evening of good old western fun.

Continuing mission of Hudson High alumna in Honduras

September 28th, 2014

(l to r) Michael Kasseris (Rail Trail owner), Jason Kleinerman (Rail Trail general manager), Karim El-Gamal (Rail Trail owner), Steve Kerrigan, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Gov. Deval Patrick and State Rep. Kate Hogan
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Hudson – After graduating from Hudson High School in 2010, Michaella “Kayla” Walsh Libby majored in public health at the University of Maryland (UM). There, she tutored inner-city children with Kids Power in Washington, D.C., and raised funds for the UM chapter of Students Helping Honduras (SHH), with whom she planned to travel and help build a school. However, she died unexpectedly in 2012 at age 20, only weeks before that trip.

Northborough donor helps preserve historical grave site

September 28th, 2014

Mary Goodnow grave site with a new fence courtesy of an anonymous donor. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Northborough – Countless drivers have passed an historic marker for the grave site of Mary Goodnow (1673-1707), located on the south side of Route 20 near the Northborough and Marlborough town line.

Marlborough Moose to host Haunted Woods food drive

September 28th, 2014

Riding on the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129 float in this year’s Marlborough Labor Day Parade to promote its Haunted House food drive are (l to r) Carol Dimino with Nancy and Steve Ronayne. The float won the Mayor’s Trophy. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – An annual eerie event at various venues has benefitted the city’s food pantry for over a decade. For the third year, the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129 will host the Haunted Woods food drive for three weekends in October and Halloween evening. Admission is at least one nonperishable item for the Marlborough Community Cupboard.

Running at midday break for Special Olympics

September 28th, 2014

M EDITED WEB running special olympics

Marlborough – Runners begin the fourth Friday 5K held midday Sept. 26, beginning and ending at the Yawkey Sports Training Center. Palmer Bigelow of Boylston finished first overall in 18:10. The first-place female was Julie Guay of Northborough finishing in 25:00. This race has been held each June and September since June 2013 to benefit [...]

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