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Collins & Demac Real Estate: Shrewsbury agency sees intense fall market, good spring

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The owners of Collins & Demac Real Estate expect a busy but abbreviated fall housing market given the shortage of inventory, and encourage folks putting their home on the market in the spring to begin planning now.

Local singers win scholarships from Opera Worcester

September 16th, 2014

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Region – Local singers received 2014 Vocal Talent Awards by Opera Worcester, Inc. The Opera Worcester Award was presented to Nathan Kessel, a graduate of Shrewsbury High School who is attending the Eastman School of Music. The Nicole Boulanger Award was given to Russell Holbert, a graduate of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School and [...]

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Jeremiah's Hospice

September 16th, 2014

(l to r) Jimmie Ames, assistant vice president and market manager of Avidia Bank; Janelle Wilson, executive director of Jeremiah's Inn; and Suzanne Laperle, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Jeremiah's Hospice, Inc., located in Worcester, for program expansion. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Local farm tour showcases growing agriculture industry in the community

September 16th, 2014

State representatives Danielle Gregoire and Harold Naughton Jr. with Ed Davidian at the Davidian Brothers Farm in Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Region – State Representative Harold Naughton Jr. organized a farm tour of the 12th Worcester District to visit local farmers and learn what current and potential state programs and legislation benefits the growing agriculture industry in the area. Naughton was joined by Department of Agricultural Resources Commissioner Greg Watson, as well as representatives Kate Hogan [...]

Shrewsbury woman honors a special bond with a 26.2 mile walk

September 14th, 2014

Tracy Flynn will be walking with Team Chickaroo for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept. 21. 

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Shrewsbury – On a designated day every September, a small group gathers at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. It's 5:30 a.m. They start to walk. The beginning is dark; there aren's many people cheering at the first checkpoint. Gradually, though, the sun starts to come up. More people join in at the halfway mark. The cheering sections become bigger, and louder. By the end, it's hard to maneuver because of the hordes of people making their way to the finish line.

Shrewsbury native receives PhD

September 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Shrewsbury Crossings: Senior residential facility offers both assisted living, memory care

September 12th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Crossings is a licensed assisted living community for people who no longer want to or are able to remain in their own homes. Shrewsbury Crossings also offers a separately licensed memory care residence that cares for people with all types of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, when their families need this service.

Local lawyers named among America’s best

September 10th, 2014

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Westborough – Three local residents from Westborough-based Mirick O’Connell have made the list of The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. “Best Lawyers” is one of the oldest publications in the legal profession highlighting the most outstanding attorneys.

Elks go country in Hudson

September 8th, 2014

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Hudson – Marsha Beals and Donna Verrier kick up their heels on the dance floor while attending the second annual Taste of Country, held Sept. 6 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Pavilion.

Interim minister joins First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough

September 6th, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, new interim minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson will serve as the interim minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough for two years. Farber-Robertson has served as settled pastor in Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canton and Swampscott for a total of 19 years. She has Final Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in [...]

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