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Judy Hermans School of Dance celebrates 30th anniversary

October 20th, 2014

(From left ) Senior dancers Marissa Leone, Saharra Shaker, Jess Huibregtse, Clarice Pavlak, Erin Cossette, Laney Szczygiel and Olivia Demkowicz  in a dance performance titled “Among All God's Creatures”. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Judy Hermans Tenore started dancing at the age of 5, and in 1984, officially opened her first dance studio with her mother, Beverly Hermans, on Route 9. The Hermans family has always lived in Shrewsbury and Tenore was born and raised in the town. Like many small girls, she started with ballet and tap. At 7, she added jazz. In her teens and early 20s, Middle Eastern dance became her profession.

Shrewsbury selectmen adopt proposed 2015 tax rates

October 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen adopted the increased tax rate for fiscal year 2015 during its Oct. 14 meeting as proposed by Christopher Reidy, principal assessor.

Worcester SCORE to host event with Constant Contact

October 20th, 2014

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Worcester- In honor of SCORE’s 50th anniversary, the Worcester Regional SCORE Chapter will host an evening of learning and networking, Monday, Nov. 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St. Ellen Brezniak, senior vice president, customer operations at Constant Contact®, Inc. will present: “Engagement Marketing:  Small is Powerful.”  Constant Contact wrote [...]

Fundraising in Hudson with miles, smiles and high heels

October 20th, 2014

Walkers cross through Wood Park.

Hudson – Over 200 friends, relatives and other supporters gathered Oct. 18 for the third annual Miles and Smiles for Michaella, a 3.2-mile walk beginning and ending at Morgan Bowl.

McCarthy’s Landscaping goes pink for October

October 20th, 2014

The entire McCarthy's company is wearing pink this October including owner Roger McCarthy (far left) and his wife, Sue (in front). 
Photo/submitted

West Boylston – Throughout the month of October, pink ribbons representing breast cancer and support are seemingly everywhere. They are even on the specially designed pink t-shirts of the 14 McCarthy’s Landscaping and Irrigation employees. The team has a very special reason to be proudly wearing pink this October – they are honoring the company’s co-owner Sue McCarthy, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Marlborough home destroyed in two-alarm blaze

October 20th, 2014

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Marlborough – A single story home was destroyed in a two-alarm blaze early afternoon Oct. 19. The home, owned by Doug and Beth Wambolt, is located at 373 Parmenter  St. near the Southborough border. No one was home at the time but the family’s three Cairn Terriers, all perished in the fire. Four engines, a [...]

Marlborough native celebrates 90 years

October 19th, 2014

Josephine Laptewicz and Donna DeLustro

Marlborough – Josephine Laptewicz came into the world Sept. 15, 1924, as Gelsomina Theresa Zarba. She was born in the second-floor bedroom of her father’s home on Devens Street in Marlborough, joining siblings Anthony and Lillian. She was later joined by sisters Albena, Gloria and Viola.

Shrewsbury tops Westborough, 35-12

October 18th, 2014

Westborough’s Stephen Falvey attempts to dive over the goal line in the fourth quarter.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials defeated the Westborough High School Rangers 35-12 in a football game played Oct. 17. The Colonials improve to 5-1 on the season while the Rangers fall to 1-5.

Westborough art teacher finds inspiration in illness

October 17th, 2014

Crawford’s art project is on display at the Westborough Shopping Center now through the end of October. 
Photo/Ed Turner

Westborough – Westborough resident Linda Crawford has looked at enough black shoes to last a lifetime.

“I’m so tired of black shoes,” she laughed.

She not only looked at them, she painted them – and shoes of other colors as well – as part of an art project she undertook shortly after she learned she had breast cancer.

Vigil held to remember lives lost to domestic violence

October 17th, 2014

A volunteer speaks at the fourth annual candlelight vigil sponsored by ADVISE and Saheli. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 for domestic violence victims and survivors drew record participation.

And while domestic violence deaths in Massachusetts are down considerably since 2010, “I think when people start making it their own issue, that’s when we’re going to see meaningful change,” said Julie Ingersoll, a member of the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project.

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