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Couple shares passion for the slopes

January 28th, 2015

Rob and Ilene Titus at Deer Valley in Utah. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – It has been 30 years since Ilene and Robert Titus moved to Southborough, Ilene having relocated a stone’s throw east from Easthampton and her husband, Rob, from Long Island. However, their love for skiing was formulated long before settling in the Metrowest, a passion that is evident as long-tenured volunteers for The ACE Ski and Board Club.

Photos from the Blizzard of 2015

January 27th, 2015

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – As expected, the first (and hopefully last) blizzard of 2015 delivered a wallop to the area. Here are some photos taken around the region during the storm:

Theater pals become party princesses

January 27th, 2015

Tori Heinlein and Lexi Ryan of Princess Party Pals. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – A local high school student and her friend have turned their love of theater into a part-time job. Taking advantage of the trend for theme birthday parties, Lexi Ryan of Southborough and Tori Heinlein of Dover have created Princess Party Pals. The pair dress up as Disney princesses to entertain groups of delighted young girls.

Mom releases book about son’s journey with OCD

January 27th, 2015

The cover of Janet Singer’s book about her son’s struggle with OCD. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Whether you’re a parent taxiing kids around, a CEO orchestrating a successful business strategy, or a driver weaving through traffic to and from work, anxiety affects everyone.

Local charity brings “smiles” to birthday boys and girls

January 27th, 2015


Southborough – For most children, birthdays are a magical time where family and friends gather and gifts are received. Imagine the child whose family is not able to celebrate the day with a special gift.

New studio gives Neary students a chance to show off creativity

January 27th, 2015

Amy Brewis, instructional technology specialist, and fourth-grade teacher Karyn Fisher stand in front of the green screen in the school’s new recording studio. (Photo/Nance Ebert)

Southborough – With a new recording studio complete with green screen, lights, iPad, tripod, microphone and more, the students at the Margaret Neary Elementary School are excited to write and present projects where their scripts will “come to life.”

Southborough Community Fund awards $30,000 in grants

January 27th, 2015

Gathered at the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) grant presentation are (l to r), Judy Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest, with SCF board members Robin Martin, Betsy Crowley, Tom Crotty, Cathy Kea, Mary McGuinness and Michael Spataro. Not pictured is SCF board member Noreen Reilly Harrington. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Founded in 2014, the Southborough Community Fund (SCF) awarded 10 grants totaling $30,000 in its first year. SCF is one of three town funds formed within the Foundation for MetroWest (FMW), of which Judy Salerno serves as executive director.

Ready and waiting

January 26th, 2015

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Marlborough – Several dozen utility crews, some from as far away as Michigan and New Brunswick, Canada, are already in place in Marlborough, waiting to start on recovery efforts once the blizzard winds down. Photo/Jeff Slovin

What to expect when blizzard hits region tonight

January 26th, 2015

Region – Now we sit and wait. The storm continues to develop and track pretty much on schedule as outlined over the past few days. Not only will it be very intense, but will cover a very large geographical area, large enough so that minor changes in track will go unnoticed for the most part. It also will be very slow moving leading to a prolonged period of severe impacts, as outlined below.

Algonquin basketball nearly upsets Westford

January 26th, 2015

Algonquin’s Joe Wallace (#22) leaps up to shoot over the head of Westford’s Daniel Cornelius.

Northborough/Southborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ basketball team fell to the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts Jan. 25 by a score of 50-48.

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