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Stephanie G Jewelers: Custom designs and fashionable jewelry gifts for the holidays

October 24th, 2014

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“With a custom design, we can take what you have and make it into something new. You can call it recycling, or sentimental, or saving money. The stones in the jewelry you have are the most expensive part. If you reconfigure those stones or change to a different metal, you still keep the value,” explained Stephanie Goldberg, owner of Stephanie G Jewelers and the fourth generation of jewelers in her family.

Children’s author to host storytime at Tatnuck Bookseller

October 23rd, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host a story time with Paul Czajak, the author of two children’s books, Saturday, Oct. 25, 12-2 p.m. In “Monster Needs a Costume,” it’s almost Halloween, and Monster needs to decide what he’s going to be. With so many options—a fireman, a ballerina, a cowboy, a ninja—how will he ever [...]

Apple Tree Arts presents free Halloween music festival

October 23rd, 2014

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Region – Apple Tree Arts will host the third annual “Spooky Halloween Music Festival” Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road. The festival will feature an open rehearsal and performance of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies (CHYS), Halloween games, and an “instrument petting zoo,” allowing residents to try orchestra instruments provided by Robinson Music of Westborough. The event is free and the public is welcome.

“The music festival is a great way for Apple Tree Arts to showcase the talented musicians of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies,” said Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts. “These highly, disciplined musicians are an inspiration for our school’s students. To truly appreciate how hard these young symphony musicians practice and dedicate themselves, students must see them in a live performance.”

Westborough businessman to receive Good Scout Award

October 21st, 2014

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Westborough – Peter Gardner, president of Curry Printing in Westborough, has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Boy Scouts Knox Trail Council’s Good Scout Award.

Gardner has served as the president of Curry Printing, which he founded with his two brothers, for 31 years. The company is very involved with nonprofit organizations and serves many nonprofits as customers as well.

League of Women Voters’ election guide features all candidates for statewide office

October 21st, 2014

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Region -All 21 candidates for statewide offices on the November ballot have answered questions posed by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts.

Their responses are presented in a Voters’ Guide to Statewide Offices now available on the League’s website, www.lwvma.org.

Rep. Hogan reflects on ‘victories’ for her district and beyond

October 20th, 2014

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Hudson – State Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow, was first elected to represent the 3rd Middlesex District during the 2008 recession. Now in her third term with an improving economy, Hogan is grateful that state funding became available to assist her district and beyond.

Marlborough hotel general manager is guest speaker at chamber event

October 20th, 2014

Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine president;  Danielle Delaini, Corridor Nine; Tracy Turczynski, Discover Cleaning Corporation; Deborah Penta, PENTA Communications; Mary Simone, Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott; Denise Kapulka, Knight’s Airport Limousine; Stacy Cataldo, SNI Companies/Staffing Now; and Cindy Skowyra, Telegram.com. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Marlborough – Relying on her five “Fs,” Mary Simone has worked her way up the career ladder in the hotel industry over the last 36 years to her current position of general manager at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. On Oct. 7, she shared stories from her career with nearly 80 local business women at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s women’s networking group, Business Forward Females (BFF).

Hudson choral director adds another credit to her resume

October 20th, 2014

Lisa Schliker, new choral director of the River’s Edge Youth Chorus

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Hudson – A typical weekday for lifelong Hudson resident Lisa Schliker begins by waking up at 5 a.m. She instructs indoor cycling or spin at 5:45 three mornings a week. After reporting to a fulltime office job, she attends rehearsals nearly each of those evenings. Yet, she recently added another credit to her resume. Schliker is the new choral director of the River’s Edge Youth Chorus, a program of the River’s Edge Arts Alliance for ages 8 to 18.

Marlborough native celebrates 90 years

October 19th, 2014

Josephine Laptewicz and Donna DeLustro

Marlborough – Josephine Laptewicz came into the world Sept. 15, 1924, as Gelsomina Theresa Zarba. She was born in the second-floor bedroom of her father’s home on Devens Street in Marlborough, joining siblings Anthony and Lillian. She was later joined by sisters Albena, Gloria and Viola.

Craftworks: Handmade gift items, knitting and craft classes at Northborough shop

October 17th, 2014

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“Craftworks started in 1979 as an artisan cooperative with 14 crafters as members. Today, 35 years later, Craftworks is a store that carries high-quality and unique handcrafted items from more than 80 crafters and artisans. We also feature a well-stocked yarn shop. It’s a bit like a permanent juried craft fair in a brick-and-mortar location,” said Ande Lockwood, owner of the shop, which relocated to the current Route 20 location in 2011.

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