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Northborough dancer shines in competition

December 13th, 2014

Bella Lanzarini after winning 2013 Junior Miss Starquest, Providence R.I. (Photos/submitted)

Northborough/Shrewsbury – In addition to being a sixth-grader at Sherwood Middle School, Bella Lanzarini is a competitive dancer at Elite Academy of Dance. She has been dancing for five years and this is her third year of competition. She is a member of The Company, the studio’s competitive team.

Shrewsbury honors veterans with wreath ceremony

December 13th, 2014

Members of Victor Quaranta American Legion Post 397, joined by Boy Scouts from the Ray Stone Post, pose for a photo after the wreath laying ceremony. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – On a cold and windy Saturday morning, members of the Victor Quaranta American Legion Post 397 placed seven wreaths representing the branches of the military on graves located in the Veterans’ Lot in the Mountain View Cemetery Dec. 13.

Shrewsbury police hold toy drive for St. Anne’s

December 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Patrolman’s Local 426 hosted its annual “Fill the Wagon” toy drive Dec. 13 at the Shrewsbury Police Station. The toys that were donated by generous residents and businesses to the drive will be donated to St. Anne’s Church this year.

Algonquin girls start the season with a win

December 13th, 2014

Algonquin senior Kendyl Finelli (#11) shoots over North Middlesex sophomore Grace Young (#10) early in the second quarter.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ basketball kicked off their season with a 47-34 win over the North Middlesex Regional High School Patriots in a game played Dec. 12.

Local woodworker refurbishes chairs for charity

December 13th, 2014

Northborough resident Forest Lyford shows the refurbished seat from a recent chair repair project. (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Northborough – Dilapidated chairs find their way into Northborough resident Forest Lyford’s basement woodworking workshop and are helping Northborough groups raise funds during this holiday season.

Northborough Food Pantry making a difference

December 13th, 2014

Donna Weaver and Ann Taggart, co-directors of the Northborough Food Pantry. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Northborough – In the lower level of the Town Hall, the Northborough Food Pantry services the needs of many families. This supplemental source of food for people in the community can make all the difference in the world.

Northborough volunteer treasures flowers and friends

December 13th, 2014

Francesca “Cessy” Bombara (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Francesca “Cessy” Bombara likes to be busy. The Northborough resident divides her time between the Northborough Garden Club, where she serves as co-president with Amy Graham, and the Friends of Northborough Seniors, where she is secretary on the Board of Directors. She is also corresponding secretary for the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc., and runs a small, private business out of her home for close friends and family, “Flowers by Francesca.”

Northborough’s administrator brings passion to leadership role

December 13th, 2014

Northborough – When John Coderre first arrived in Northborough, he had no intentions of staying long or working for the town. He thought Northborough was in an ideal location, accessible to Boston and all points north, south, east and west. Now, he said, Northborough has been his “adoptive hometown” since 1997, describing the town as a “great community” with a good reputation for excellent schools.

New crowdfunding site give pets’ a chance’

December 13th, 2014

Northborough resident Peter Alberti, founder of PetChance.org, and his wife Janet. (Photo/Valerie Franchi)

Northborough – In February, Scrunchie, a year-old Pomeranian from Ludlow, was found abandoned, suffering from near-fatal injuries inflicted by his former owner. A new crowdfunding website, created by Northborough resident Peter Alberti, raised $10,000 in three days to pay for his medical care.

Plans underway to celebrate Northborough’s 250th anniversary

December 13th, 2014

More than 40,000 spectators gather to enjoy the finale of Northborough’s 200th anniversary celebration in August 1966 with a three-hour Bicentennial Parade. The float seen here, designed and created by the Jezabelles, won a prize for best organizational float out of more than 46 participating floats. (Photo/Northborough Historical Society)

Northborough – Founded in 1766, Northborough will be turning 250 years old in 2016. A celebration is in order, so planning is well under way to commemorate the significant milestone.

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