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Northborough students carry on Veterans Day tradition

November 11th, 2014

Students and their military relatives and friends watch the Veterans’ Day presentation.

Northborough – The Veterans Day ceremony at Lincoln Street School has become an annual tradition. This year’s celebration was held Nov. 7 in the school cafeteria featuring the Color Guard from Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 and members of the military who have a connection to Lincoln Street School students.

Veterans enjoy food and fellowship at Westborough Senior Center

November 11th, 2014

Local veterans prepare to enjoy lunch at the Westborough Senior Center.

Westborough – Westborough veterans and their guests were honored for their service and served a hearty meal at the Senior Center’s annual lunch Nov. 10.

Veterans who served in most military branches and many of the country’s wars were in attendance along with local officials, including State Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough), Board of Selectmen Chair George Barrette, Police Chief Alan Gordon and Fire Chief Nick Perron.

Breast Friends Connection offers support in Shrewsbury

November 10th, 2014

Shrewsbury - At age 34, Linda Halloran received the terrifying news she had breast cancer. She mustered the courage to step into a supporroup, but felt deflated as it was “all about people dying and not about people living.” She left the group and never returned.

Shrewsbury – At age 34, Linda Halloran received the terrifying news she had breast cancer. She mustered the courage to step into a supporroup, but felt deflated as it was “all about people dying and not about people living.” She left the group and never returned.

Eagle Scout projects continue enhancing Southborough

November 10th, 2014

Southborough Troop 1 Eagle Scouts (l to r) Dan Willis, Eric Kerstens and Pat Moran


Southborough – Five years after the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was founded in 1910, Troop 1 began in the town of Southborough. In 1911, the Eagle Scout was introduced as the program’s highest rank. Requirements include earning at least 21 merit badges and completing a service project.

On Oct. 2, three Troop 1 members became Eagle Scouts, one of whom marked the troop’s 75th. Furthermore, each of the three has two older brothers who are Eagle Scouts. The father of one is also the troop’s scoutmaster, Rik Kerstens, who noted that parental involvement in the BSA program helps promote family and community values.

Local kids make music at Apple Tree festival

November 7th, 2014

Grafton resident Caroline Brown and Apple Tree Arts teacher Kim Webster (Photo/Michael Gelbwasser)

Region – A Halloween bride played the drums at Grafton Middle School Oct. 26. Apple Tree Arts teacher Kim Webster soon joined her, on guitar.

Tatnuck Bookseller to host preview of ‘The Nutcracker’

November 7th, 2014

Clara” and the other dancers teach a dance to the children in attendance at last year's event.

Westborough – A wonderful local holiday tradition will once again take place as Tatnuck Bookseller hosts a special book signing and mini performance of excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by members of the Youth Ballet of Worcester Company/Ballet Arts Worcester Sunday, Nov. 9.

‘Vino for Vets” fundraiser to be held tonight in Shrewsbury

November 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – A fundraising wine tasting event will be held at the Hebert Mansion tonight, Nov. 6 from 7-9 p.m. Also included are: raffles, for items such as Kindle Fire HDs, a SMART TV and a Nikon Digital Camera; silent auctions; door prizes, such as gift baskets and tablets; and giveaways of commemorative wine glasses. [...]

Tovah and Company: Northborough shop features unique gifts, decorating services

November 6th, 2014

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“One-of-a-kind pieces, art from local artists, goods from fair-trade companies. But we also offer decorating products such as drapery, rugs, reupholstering. We’re a concierge of home lifestyle,” said Tovah Raphaelson-Bleakney, who joined her mother-in-law’s firm, PNB Interior Design a year ago.

Bay State Cheer & Dance: Cheerleading program expands offerings in new facility

November 6th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – With a move to a new facility this summer, Bay State Cheer & Dance has more than doubled its space and has added programs and practice space for town and high school cheerleading teams.

Shrewsbury Education Foundation honors Superintendent Joseph Sawyer

November 4th, 2014

Shrewsbury Superintendent Joseph Sawyer. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) will hold its annual Awards Fundraising Dinner Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston. The event will honor this year’s educational grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the [...]

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