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August 28th, 2015

Nicole Quinn (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – There’s a moment about a minute and fifteen seconds into the video of Nicole Quinn’s solo for the Dance Masters of New England’s 2013 Teen Miss Dance competition. She’s facing the audience head-on, right arm extended straight up, left arm parallel to the ground, bent at a 90-degree angle in front of her chest. The fingers on her left hand are bunched tight in a fist; those on her right stretched out as far as they can reach. Slowly, she bends her right elbow, closing the gap between right hand and left. Her knees bend, too, carefully lowering her body toward the floor. It’s a mesmerizing combination of tension and fluidity, and she’s completely inside it — the music, her body, that moment in time. The motion is striking not for any flashy or sensational reason, but because of her absolute control. She’s holding the audience with her gaze, making them wonder how long she’ll stretch out the suspension. And then, with one percussive beat, it’s gone.

Candlelight vigil to be held in memory of victims of drug epidemic

August 27th, 2015

Volunteers stand in front of the 1,200 flags placed in front of the Walker Building.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Those who go through downtown Marlborough this weekend either on foot or in car will most certainly be struck by a powerful display of over 1,200 small purple flags that have been placed on the front lawn of the Walker Building, 255 Main St.

Craftworks now features Anzula Luxury Yarns

August 27th, 2015

Craftworks recently held a trunk show featuring Anzula Luxury Yarns
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Northborough – Craftworks, an artisan gifts, classes and yarn shop, recently hosted a trunk show featuring Anzula Luxury Yarns from Fresno, Calif. Customers were wowed by the selection of color and luxuriousness of the Anzula yarns, and were inspired with ideas for future projects. To see and purchase these exquisite yarns that are made of [...]

Marijuana grower seeks approval for dispensary in Shrewsbury

August 27th, 2015

Shrewsbury – One year ago, in August 2014, the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen were approached by John Glowik, who was seeking support for a proposed 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility to be located at 28 Bowditch Drive. That discussion continued at the board’s Aug. 25 meeting.

Marlborough Police Chase 5K to benefit beloved employee’s family

August 27th, 2015

Runners begin a past Marlborough Police Chase 5K.
File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Police Patrol Officers Association (MPPOA) is preparing for its 12th Police Chase 5K to hit the roads Saturday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m., beginning and ending at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129. Concurrently, the Marlborough Police Department (MPD) is mourning the recent loss of an employee, Sue Blaisdell. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will go to her family, said Officer Pat Hogan, the race director since its inception in 2001.

Inspiring teammates while fundraising for autism cause

August 27th, 2015

Posing for a photo Aug. 16 before running the Falmouth Road Race are Team NECC members (l to r, wearing NECC singlets) Olivia Morgan, Michelle LaPointe, Scott Lawson, Amanda Bullard, Becky Zorovic, Stacy Cohen and Amy McDermott. Teammates not pictured are Tracey Camilleri, Kylee Drugan-Eppich and Jineane Gargiulo.

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Southborough – Ten supporters of the New England Center for Children (NECC), collectively known as Team NECC, fundraised for the Southborough-based nonprofit agency Aug. 16 by running the Falmouth Road Race. The team consisted of NECC teachers, parents of students, other supporters, and a particularly inspiring runner with a longtime connection with this autism research and education center.

Grafton American Legion’s walk to help military families

August 27th, 2015

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Grafton – For the third year, the Grafton American Legion Delisle-Goulet Post 92 will host a 5.2-mile walk and barbecue to benefit a veterans’ cause – with some changes this time. In addition to a different benefiting charity, it will be held in memory of Charlie Hurley, who unexpectedly passed away May 24 at age 68. Hurley served as the junior vice commander of the Sons of the American Legion in Grafton and coordinated the post’s activities. He also co-chaired the first two walks with Jenn Plante, the post bar manager.

SnG Band to play free concert in Westborough

August 26th, 2015

SnG Band
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Westborough – The Westborough Recreation Department is inviting residents of all ages to a free concert featuring the SnG Band Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.,  at the Bay State Commons Gazebo. According to the band, they play “fun, dance-able music from all eras, including the 70s, 80s and 90s. We specialize in three chord [...]

Worcester Chamber Music Society kicks off 10th anniversary season

August 26th, 2015

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Region – The Worcester Chamber Music Society will present its 10th anniversary season opener Saturday, Sept. 19, at Tuckerman Hall, 10 Tuckerman St.., Worcester, at 8 p.m. The event will include a special opening night reception with dessert and cash bar. Featured performers will be Julian Milkis, clarinet, and Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome, piano. On Thursday, [...]

Art exhibit at the Briarwood Community

August 26th, 2015

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Region – The Gallery at Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, will hold its fifth public art exhibit in a series of six for 2015. “Present Perfect Continuous: The Art of Irina Parfenova” will run Sunday, Sept. 13, through Thursday, Nov. 5, and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The opening reception, with [...]

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