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Westborough businessman to receive Good Scout Award

October 21st, 2014

Peter Gardner
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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

State Rep. Kate Hogan (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

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

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

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.

Shrewsbury district welcomes new music and drama director

October 16th, 2014

Tom O’Toole (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Shrewsbury – As the new Shrewsbury district director of the music and drama department, Tom O’Toole can draw upon 28 years of experience as a performing arts educator. With a double major in music education and composition, he earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He received a master’s degree in composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tatnuck Bookseller to host author of ‘Love And Marriage for A Lifetime’

October 16th, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host Susana K. O’Hara PhD, the author of “Love And Marriage for A Lifetime: Why It Is Important and How to Do It,” Saturday, Oct. 18, 1-3 p.m. In this book, O’Hara cites the high divorce rate and its harmful effects. She then offers expert advice on how to stay [...]

Letter to the Editor: A note of thanks from the family of Carol I. Parker

October 16th, 2014

Carol I. Parker (l) with her daughter, Doris Parker Bonnell
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To the Editor: Carol I. Parker, 95, of Westborough died on Aug. 28, 2014, at the Beaumont Nursing Home, in Westborough. She was the daughter of the late Charles Ernest McGee and Carrie W. (Frelick) McGee. She was the wife of the late Frank W. Parker, who predeceased her in 1986. Because there were so [...]

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