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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.

Marlborough Eagle Riders mark 15th annual charity ride

July 27th, 2015

Motorcycle police officers escort the charity ride.

Marlborough – Motorcyclists endured heat and humidity July 19 as they participated in the 15th annual Charity Ride of the Marlborough Eagle Riders. They were escorted by motorcycle police officers from Auburn, Boxborough, Grafton, Marlborough, Southborough, Sturbridge and Westborough.

Cellucci’s hometown pays tribute with fundraising race

July 27th, 2015

Onstage following the race are (l to r) Jan and Paul Cellucci’s grandchildren Gabriel Westberg, 6, Francesca “Frankie” Adams, 6, and Rhys Adams, 8, with Jan Cellucci and Gov. Charlie Baker.

Hudson – Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers traveled Hudson streets July 25 to support the final campaign of native son Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. They participated in the second annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race, beginning and ending at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959.

Southgate author publishes local history book

July 26th, 2015

Southgate resident and author Lyn Lincourt. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Shrewsbury – By the time most adults reach 90, they are often in declining health or have lost the sharp minds of their youth. But Lyn Lincourt, 93, of Southgate in Shrewsbury is living proof that many elders are filling their golden years with amazing accomplishments. She has just published a book that is the culmination of her research into the mansions of Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury High junior named captain for fall cross country

July 25th, 2015

Jackson Southard (Photo/submitted)

By Douglas Maxwell Myer, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Jackson Southard is a budding student athlete who has accomplished much already at Shrewsbury High School (SHS) as a gifted cross country and track runner. Over the past year, he broke his school’s course record for cross country running with a time of 16:23 ratio surpassing the [...]

Grafton musician is busier than ever in retirement

July 25th, 2015

Fred Orkiseski
(photo/Bonnie Adams)

Grafton – Fred Orkiseski is a busy man. And at age 83, he intends on staying that way. He has spent a lifetime performing and teaching music, including serving as director of music for Grafton Public Schools for 40 years. Now, along with making music, he spends his time on other pursuits – golfing, painting, cooking, and learning more about the subjects he loves, such as World War II aviation, railroads and carpentry.

Members enjoy fun and games at Corridor Nine BBQ

July 24th, 2015

(front, l to r): Clarisa Berio, St. Mary's Credit Union; Amber Drake, Rivkah's Hair Studio; Mack Pedula; Rivkah's Hair Studio; and Nick Buschetto, TEAMWORKS

(back, l to r): Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce; Allyn Moore, Volvo of Southborough;  Tiffany Cimeno, St. Mary's Credit Union; Malikkah Gamble, St. Mary's Credit Union; Kaz Hardy, Volvo of Southborough; Jim Lopes-Quinton, St. Mary's Credit Union; and Devynn Rheaume, St. Mary's Credit Union  

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Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual summer BBQ July 15 at TEAMWORKS in Northborough. Corridor Nine and HYPE9 (the chamber’s young professionals group) organized the event.

The steamy temperature had little impact on the 17 teams formed by Corridor Nine/HYPE9 members and guests that participated in the fun teambuilding activities. Taking home the first place trophy in the team building challenges were the team represented by St. Mary’s Credit Union Team, Rivkah’s Hair Studio, and Volvo of Southborough. The Corridor Nine Referral Group received an “Honorable Mention” for second place, and the Whitney Place at Northborough, Amcomm Wireless and Mirick O’Connell team were presented with the “Team Spirit” award.

Outdoor seating area dedicated to late Ted Coghlin

July 23rd, 2015

Benjamin Lapin (far left) stands with members of the Coghlin family, (l to r), Susan Mailman, Tim Coghlin, Roselyn Coghlin, Karen Coghlin, and Maureen Coghlin
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Worcester – Family and friends of Ted Coghlin gathered at the Worcester Senior Center July 15 to officially open a new outdoor seating area that was dedicated in the late Shrewsbury resident’s memory.

Coghlin, a noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist, was also an avid supporter of scouting and considered the “Godfather” of the Worcester Technical High School. He passed away in December 2014.

Summer basketball league helps players gear up for season

July 22nd, 2015

Crompton League players in action 
Photo/John Orrell

Region – There is always room for improvement in any sport, the experts say, and the game of basketball is no exception. Hence the creation of the Crompton Kingsway Basketball League, a 12-team summer league comprised of players from area high schools that play from early June through July at Worcester’s Crompton and Greenwood parks. The teams play hard with winning as a goal, but the underlying objective is to sharpen skills and build chemistry for the upcoming season.

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