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Heart & Stone announces spring schedule

March 25th, 2015

Students at a recent Heart & Stone class

Northborough – Julie Booras, the owner of Heart & Stone, is excited to announce her studio’s Spring 2015 Silver Metal Clay jewelry making class schedule has been set.

A trip back in time: attending school in Grafton in the 19th and early 20th centuries

March 25th, 2015

Grange Hall: The original Grafton High School built in 1850. 

Grafton – Living in 2015, it can be hard to imagine even the most commonplace aspects of life in the centuries that preceded ours.

Grafton’s Simple Church is an experiment in simplicity

March 25th, 2015

Zachary Kerzee, the pastor of Simple Church in Grafton.

Grafton – Zachary Kerzee, 25, is the pastor of Simple Church, an offspring of the former United Methodist Church in Grafton which closed its doors two years ago, allocating funds from the building sale to the “planting” of a new church. Simple Church, a farm-to-table dinner church located at the church parsonage next to the Elvidge farm property at 82 Potter Hill Road, is committed to simplicity, community and service. And, while affiliated with the Methodist Church, Simple Church is open to all, including those who have felt marginalized by traditional religions, with the emphasis on full welcome into the spirit community of Simple Church.

Grafton Police to host basketball game versus New England Patriots All Stars

March 25th, 2015

Players from both teams pose for a photo at last year’s game. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – The Grafton Police Association/Alliance will be hosting a basketball game Thursday, May 7, as a team of Grafton police officers and other local athletes face off against the New England Patriots All- Stars. The game will be held at Grafton High School, 24 Providence Road, starting at 7 p.m.

Binkeez new headquarters will help expand mission of love and comfort

March 24th, 2015

Binkeez founder Susan Posterro (front, center) with volunteers at the dedication of the new headquarters in Shrewsbury Feb. 14
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Grafton/Shrewsbury – Thanks to a local businessman, a nonprofit organization that makes blankets for seriously ill children, teens and young adults now has a new space to store, design, sew and ship their creations.

Shrewsbury resident Carl Cervini donated office space in the commercial park he has owned for 35 years at 420 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) to give Binkeez for Comfort its new headquarters.

Soccer star receives college scholarship

March 24th, 2015


Grafton – In the fall, senior captain Cayla D’Amico was ranked as the top scorer of her soccer team for a second year. She has also received numerous honors throughout her four-year career as a Grafton High School varsity player, including a first team South Worcester County League All Star position from her sophomore to senior year, a Central Mass. All Star title from her sophomore through senior year, and an All State title during her senior year.

It’s a jungle out there for Mr. MHS 2015 pageant

March 23rd, 2015

Gathered after the pageant are (l to r) Connor Bailey, second runner-up; Billy Garcia Mateo, the newly crowned Mr. MHS 2015; Sophie Baird, Miss Massachusetts Teen 2015, who served as a judge; and Peter DiPersio, first runner-up, wearing a bald cap from a previous skit.

Marlborough – Fifteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 26th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 20 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. This year’s pageant theme was “jungle,” featuring a song-and-dance number from “The Lion King.”

Westborough native wins Grammy

March 23rd, 2015


Westborough – Westborough native Tom McDougall, 44, recently received one of the highest honors of the music industry – a Grammy.

Grafton basketball start helps lead team to successful season

March 23rd, 2015

Nonso Melifonwu (back row, far left #20) and the Grafton varsity basketball team. (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – As this year’s basketball season comes to a close at Grafton High School, senior Nonso Melifonwu finishes off his sports career as a strong leader for his teammates whose athleticism has highly contributed to the varsity organization. He was a starter for all 20 of his games, averaging 6.8 points per game and obtaining 12 rebounds a game.

Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club sponsors writing contest

March 21st, 2015

Marlborough – The Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC) is sponsoring a writing contest to honor teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5. This contest is open to all students in the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, Hudson Public School District, Immaculate Conception School, and Marlborough Public School District.

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