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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 
(Photo/Bonnie Adams)

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.

New Marlborough Senior Center officially opens

March 25th, 2015

The public was invited to an open house March 22 at the new Marlborough Senior Center on New Street in Ward Park.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Less than a year and a half after a formal groundbreaking, state and city officials gathered March 19 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited, 22,000-square-foot Marlborough Senior Center on New Street in Ward Park. Furnishings were moved from its former Main Street location March 7 and 8.

Wayside cyclists pedal to end cancer, exceed $20K goal

March 25th, 2015

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Marlborough – Stationary bicyclists were once again compelled by personal reasons to participate in the 11th annual Pedal to End Cancer (formerly known as Spin for Hope), a three-hour event held March 1 at Wayside Racquet & Swim Club. With additional donations and company matches expected, 32 cyclists exceeded their goal and raised over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. In 11 years, the Wayside benefit collected over $197,800.

The Manor to host fundraiser for Ugandan orphanage

March 25th, 2015

West Boylston – The Manor & The Draught House will be hosting a “Kids’ Kitchen Fundraiser” Saturday April 18 to benefit an orphanage in Uganda.

SpencerBANK honors employees

March 25th, 2015

(seated, l to r): Marcella Mosio, 15 years; Lynne Dillon, 10 years; Dawn-Marie Evans, 5 years; Lynne Esposito, 30 years; Lisa Romano, 5 years; Amanda Lemerise, 5 years; Jessica Brier, 5 years; and Donna Tibbetts, 20 years. 
(standing, l to r): Douglas Schmeling, 5 years; Jennifer Anderson, 10 years; Rachel Woods, 15 years; Randal Webber, 5 years; K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO; James Reid, 5 years; Stephen Sanborn, 10 years; Angela Parker, 20 years; and Philip Zoppo, 5 years

Spencer – SpencerBANK held its annual Length of Service Awards dinner March 10 at Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. The bank, which honored 16 employees, holds this event every year to recognize the dedication and longevity of its employees.

Handyman Matters will handle your to-do list

March 25th, 2015

Owner Harry Dow

Marlborough – Spring is on its way! A new company in Marlborough can help homeowners with repairs from winter damage or simply to freshen up for the season. Handyman Matters 495/MetroWest owner Harry Dow welcomes residents in the Worcester County or MetroWest areas to call with their to-do lists.

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