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The end of an era

December 11th, 2014

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Now that the town’s new fire station is up and running, crews have started to demolish the former station. Once the debris is cleared, the lot will be turned into a parking lot for the new station.

Northborough woman volunteers for ‘Saving Teens’

December 11th, 2014

Northborough – Helping troubled teenagers in crisis, struggling with substance abuse and other emotional issues, is the dedicated mission of Saving Teens in Crisis Collaborative, a nonprofit organization formed in 2004. Working with those affected and their families, their goal is to provide a total solution with a methodology that incorporates both financial and emotional support throughout a 12- to 24-month process of evaluation, intervention and education.

Northborough couple to continue work with Rotary as district leaders

December 11th, 2014

Patricia and Francis Doyle

Northborough – Nearly 20 years ago, Patricia (Pat) Doyle was asked by the Marlborough Rotary Club if she would serve as an advisor for two of the club’s teen programs. Pat, then the social studies coordinator at Marlborough High School (MHS), agreed. She herself was not a Rotarian but her husband Francis (Skip), who owned a photography studio at the time, was a member of the Rotary Club of Northborough. Pat oversaw the two programs, Interact Club and Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), until she retired from her MHS position six years later.

NCAT draws on technology, community to weather changing times

December 11th, 2014

Kathy Dalgliesh, director of Northborough Cable Access Television. (Photo/Alex Cornacchia)

Northborough – “We have a drone now,” was not a sentence one would expect to hear from Kathy Dalgliesh, director of Northborough Cable Access Television (NCAT). Then again, after the Facebook page and the GoPro, perhaps a drone with a camera strapped to it simply felt like the next logical step in modernization. It certainly makes for some good overhead shots of local football games.

The Discovery of the Northborough mastodon

December 11th, 2014

(l to r) Aiden, Mark, Amy and Cameron Johnson pose in front of their collection of mastodon artifacts. (Photo/Jeff Slovin)

 

Workmen on the site of the organized excavation effort to look for the remainder of the mastodon skeleton in October 1885. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – On Monday, November 17, 1884, workmen digging a trench on the farm that belong to Northborough resident, William Maynard, near the Shrewsbury town line, discovered several teeth, bone fragments and portions of tusks. According to an account of the discovery published the following year by Franklin P. Rice of the Worcester Natural History Society (NHS), Maynard brought the specimens to his house, washed the teeth, and tested their hardness with a hammer, before handing them off for a more thorough examination.

Northborough Moms and Tots Founder Enjoys Helping the Community

December 11th, 2014

Liz Nolan (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The entryway of one Northborough family’s home is frequently filled with an unusual array of items. But whether it’s filled with 350 pounds of potatoes or 100 backpacks, it’s always filled with compassion for the community. Liz Nolan, the founder of the altruistic playgroup Northborough Moms and Tots, has been cheerfully filling that entryway for the past eight years.

Instructing line dance in Northborough and beyond

December 11th, 2014

Mary Dragon
(Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Northborough – As a line dance instructor and choreographer, Mary Dragon of Northborough draws upon decades of experience with various styles including ballet, jazz, tap – and even some disco.

Ghosts of Decembers past

December 11th, 2014

Firefighters fight the blaze that destroyed three Main Street buildings in December 1975. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – As we get ready for this busy Christmas season, there are so many memories of Christmas in Marlborough. There are pictures by Enterprise photographer Joe Lapine taken in 1968 of the lights streaming from the monument. For many years the city draped lights across the main street in celebration of the holidays. Home for the Holidays with live nativity scenes, hayrides, music and Santa brought holiday joy to the city.

Interboro Community Band to present free winter concert

December 10th, 2014

Interboro community band winter concert cr

Southborough – The Interboro Community Band will be holding a free winter concert Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trottier Middle School.

The concert, which will be conducted by Richard Romanoff, will be a family friendly event that will feature some well-loved pieces such as the “King Cotton March,” “Holst’s Second Suite” and the “British 8th March” as well as some lesser known, but very enjoyable works. Refreshments will be available at intermission.

Tatnuck Bookseller to host various events this weekend

December 10th, 2014

Tatnuck store

Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller and Café will be hosting the following events Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14:

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