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Over $176,000 raised at Boys & Girls club’s annual gala

November 16th, 2014

(l to r) Fran Hurley, president, Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest with Jenny Perez and Joshua Marte, the evening’s two speakers from the Framingham Clubhouse. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The annual Bids for Kids Auction & Gala, held Oct. 30 at the Sheraton Framingham to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, raised a record $176,000. The event was emceed by Paul Burton of WBZ-TV. Guests, sponsors, and honorees attended and participated in an extensive silent auction and raffle, as well [...]

Turkey Trot to benefit Northborough Food Pantry

November 16th, 2014

Participants gather for a photo before the 2013 Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot. (Photo/Maggie Kosovsky)

Northborough – Seven years ago, Northborough residents Rita Matraia and Maggie Kosovsky organized a small get-together Thanksgiving morning for their friends to get some exercise. The women also decided to ask those participating to bring some goods for the Northborough Food Pantry. Thirty friends showed up that morning to run a 5k course starting and ending in Matraia’s Colby Street neighborhood. In the ensuing years, the now-annual event grew and grew, so much so that last year’s 5k drew over 150 participants.

Local graduate completes basic training

November 15th, 2014

Air Force Airman Alex C. Bissonnette (Photo/submitted)

Region – Air Force Airman Alex C. Bissonnette graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in [...]

Author Hein to sign copies of new novel at Tatnuck Bookseller

November 14th, 2014

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Westborough – Author Elizabeth Hein will be signing copies of her new novel, “How to Climb the Eiffel Tower” at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Nov. 16, from 1-3 p.m.  In this novel, Lara Blaine believes that she can hide from her past by clinging to a rigid routine of work and exercise. She endures her self-imposed [...]

Julio’s Liquors hosts Brewers Fest

November 13th, 2014

Berkshire Brewing Company's  Kim Golinski pours a sample for  Lou Sideris.

Westborough – Beer aficionados flocked to Julio’s Liquors Nov. 10 for the MA Brewers Fest 2014. Nearly 30 brewers, big and small, were present offered samplings of all types of beers.

Three environmentalists honored by Westborough Community Land Trust

November 13th, 2014

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Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) recently announced its 2014 award recipients. Long-time Westborough resident Marty Newark was honored with the Ellie and Jack Pepper Award for his bluebird conservation work in Westborough over many years. WCLT member Kate Donaghue received the President’s Award for her work in organizing and running membership drives [...]

Shrewsbury scholar teaches and learns in Poland

November 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Megan Roy, a 2009 graduate of Shrewsbury High School recently returned from Poland where she spent nine months as a Fulbright Scholar. She graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Music Education in 2013 and is currently enrolled in a master’s program in jazz studies and performance at William Patterson University in New Jersey.

Heart & Stone Jewelry

November 12th, 2014

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Business name: Heart & Stone Jewelry
Address: 269 West Main St., Northborough
Owner: Julie Booras

Local hardware store doubles as movie set

November 12th, 2014

Papa’s Hardware owner Fred Betti and Paula Rubley

Shrewsbury – Papa’s Hardware on Route 9 in Shrewsbury was one of several local sites in the area recently used in the shooting of an independent film.

American Heart Association honors Westborough resident

November 11th, 2014

(l to r) Bernie Dennis, American Heart Association chair, Rich Adduci, and Dr. Elliot Antman, American Heart Association president. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The American Heart Association honored Westborough resident Rich Adduci, for his dedication in helping further the American Heart Association’s mission of promoting healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Adduci was recognized Oct. 23 at the American Heart Association’s Heart of Our Mission reception at the State Room in Boston. As a [...]

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