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Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)

March 27th, 2015

Mary Romaniec of Grafton is committed to her work with the autism community. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – As a founding member of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), Grafton resident Mary Romaniec goes above and beyond to fulfill the group’s goal of providing education, support and information to caregivers of those with autism. TACA believes in early diagnosis, intensive therapies and medical intervention.

Shakespeare Club of Grafton draws enthusiasts from all over region

March 27th, 2015

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Grafton – When one thinks of William Shakespeare, perhaps his classic works, such as “King Lear” or “Macbeth,” come to mind. Or perhaps one of the many great actors, such as Richard Burton or Sir Laurence Olivier, who played such memorable roles. Or perhaps one remembers studying a play in high school, such as “Romeo and Juliet.” Chances are though one does not think of Grafton when one thinks of Shakespeare. Unless one happens to be a member of the Shakespeare Club of Grafton (SCoG), a group of approximately 20 men and women, who love anything and everything about the Bard.

GHS students plan film fest as community service project

March 27th, 2015

The logo for the Grafton Film Festival organized and executed by Julien Cherry and Yusuf Sezer, students at Grafton High School. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – A couple of months ago, Julien Cherry, a senior at Grafton High School (GHS), approached his friend Yusuf Sezer, a junior at GHS, about an idea for a community service project for the National Honor Society (NHS): a film festival.

Luthier lives the dream in Grafton

March 26th, 2015

Steve Beckwith

Grafton – Steve Beckwith was already living the dream before he and his wife Jan relocated to Grafton from Bolton this past fall. Beckwith, who left behind a high-stress, senior management position to launch his second career as a luthier – a craftsperson who builds and repairs guitars and other stringed instruments – is hoping that the move will make that dream just a little more visible.

Willard Clock Museum highlights 100 years of clock-making in Grafton

March 26th, 2015

The parlor at the Willard Clock Museum. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – At the Willard House and Clock Museum, clocks of every shape and size, sitting squarely amidst other artifacts and art, highlight the importance of the Willard family’s inventions and their prolific work.

Antique trains bring Shrewsbury family together for holiday tradition

March 25th, 2015

Ferguson in the process of dismantling the train village. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Each year in early December, Howard Ferguson – also known as “Pop-pop” – travels from Pennsylvania to Shrewsbury to visit his grandsons Matt (10) and Luke (12) Nemsick.

State Auditor Bump addresses Shrewsbury Men’s Club

March 25th, 2015

State Auditor Suzanne Bump and Shrewsbury Men’s Club member Ralph Lespasio. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Shrewsbury – Suzanne Bump, the state auditor for the commonwealth of Mass., was the guest speaker at the March 19 meeting of the Shrewsbury Men’s Club. Over 70 men attended the meeting which was held at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

Rocking around third annual sock hop for cancer charities

March 25th, 2015


Marlborough – Poodle skirts, saddle shoes and vintage denim jackets were popular attire March 21 at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129 as guests attended the third annual “Rock Around the Clock Sop Hop.” Presented by two fundraising groups, Team Vikki and the Hot Walkers, proceeds will go to the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk and the Marlborough-Hudson Relay for Life. Team captains Vikki Crowley and Pauline Smith are this event’s co-chairs.

Every great community deserves a great community newspaper

March 25th, 2015

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Grafton –We are excited to announce that starting this week, the Community Advocate has added the town of Grafton to the list of communities we cover. In this issue, you will find stories on many of the interesting and inspiring people that make Grafton such a special place. In addition to this coverage, you will [...]

Westborough issues warning to state hospital trespassers

March 25th, 2015

One of the buildings located on the former Westborough State Hospital property 
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Westborough – The town wants would-be trespassers on the state hospital property to know they are not only risking arrest but personal harm if they break into the byzantine network of buildings and tunnels.

Town Manager Jim Malloy told the Board of Selectmen at the board’s March 23 meeting that in recent weeks there has been a surge of unauthorized activity on the property.

“It’s pretty much a daily occurrence now over the past three weeks,” he said.

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