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Shrewsbury actresses to perform onstage in Worcester

January 29th, 2015

Jackie Fashjian 

Shrewsbury – The Worcester County Light Opera Company (WCLOC) continues its Neil Simon season with “Proposals” directed by Sally Holden. Two of the nine cast members are Shrewsbury residents. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m., from Feb. 6 through 22 at the Grandview Playhouse, 21 Grandview Ave. in Worcester.

Southborough resident turns addiction into action

January 29th, 2015

Danielle Boland

Southborough – Southborough resident Danielle Boland was a successful sales director in the high-tech industry, when a couple of years ago, she decided to completely change her life and her career.

It wasn’t a choice, Boland said, but a necessity.

Southborough’s Economic Development Committee sets vision for town’s future

January 29th, 2015

Southborough – There are two sides of Southborough. One is the busy Route 9 corridor, home to a number of businesses and restaurants. The other side is a small town of three “villages” – Cordaville, Fayville and the downtown district – that retain a rural charm from years ago.

Southborough’s business environment has fared better than most of its neighbors in recent years. The office vacancy, once at 10 percent, is improving and had an average growth rate of 2.4 percent compared to the state average of .07 percent.

District working towards goal of healthier, safer lunches for all

January 29th, 2015

Northborough – School lunches used to be a simple thing. Some students bought the lunch that the school cafeteria offered while others brought their own in from home. But with the advent of so many children developing allergies, which in some cases are actually life threatening, and others suffering from serious ailments such as celiac disease, school lunches have taken on a whole new dimension for school administrators.

Northborough’s Rutan to perform locally with ‘Dartmouth Aires’

January 29th, 2015

Recent graduate Ben Rutan sings with Aires at Algonquin Regional High School in 2012.  (File photo/Sue Teplansky)

Region – The annual Wick Choral Festival will be presented at St. Mark’s School, 25 Marlboro Rd., Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31, from 7-9 p.m. each day. The event, established in 1992 in memory of St. Mark’s class of 1933 graduate Myron A. Wick Jr., showcases local a cappella groups. For information visit www.stmarksschool.org.

Community rallies around longtime Marlborough Police employee Sue Blaisdell

January 29th, 2015

Sue Blaisdell (far right, standing) and her family. (Photo/submitted)

Friends and family of Marlborough Police Administrative Assistant Sue Blaisdell are rallying around her after learning she was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. They have started a site to raise money to help her and her family with the financial burden of medical and other expenses: www.gofundme.com/k8gniw.

Dorian finds purpose, inspiration far from home

January 29th, 2015

Catherine Dorian

Northborough – As a young girl growing up in Northborough, Catherine Dorian always looked forward to when her family would go on their annual summer trip to their lake house in upstate New York. But in 2010, when she was 16, she wanted to do something a little bit different for part of her summer vacation. Perusing online, she came across a program, VISIONS Service Adventure.

Southborough Town Clerk Paul Berry to retire after 45 years

January 29th, 2015

Southborough Town Clerk Paul Berry (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – In the 1960s, when Austin Kelly, a former Southborough town clerk, suggested to Paul Berry that the World War II veteran would be right for the position of town clerk, Berry was a little skeptical, but he said “I’ll tell you what: I will!”

Notable names in Southborough history

January 29th, 2015

2.	 Angeline Bagley Mattioli 
(Photo/courtesy Southborough Historical Society)

Southborough – The stories of those who have shaped Southborough may best be told by remembering families important in the community for several generations. Some were by necessity farmers for as many as two centuries; others – “gentlemen farmers” – have given the town some distinctive features through contributions of their time and their wealth. Whatever their circumstances, they are the people who have made Southborough what it is today.

Shrewsbury man helps sustain sisters’ historical charitable mission

January 28th, 2015

Michael Stowe (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Michael Stowe grew up in a family that taught him to help people in need. Heavily influenced by his father, the longtime Shrewsbury resident devotes much of his free time to volunteerism. After years of board service to the Saint Francis Community Health Care (SFCHC) charitable foundation, he feels honored to be assuming the roles of chair and board president this year.

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