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Marlborough seniors enjoy outdoor concert

August 18th, 2015

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Marlborough – Residents of Christopher Heights in Marlborough were entertained by the music of the oldies band The Reminisants at a cookout Aug. 6. Photos/submitted    

Kane to host Charity Classic golf tournament

August 15th, 2015

Shrewsbury/Westborough– State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) will be hosting her first annual charity golf tournament Monday, Aug. 17 at the Haven Country Club, 369 Cross St, Boylston. According to Kane, “Service to others has always been a driving force in my life, ingrained in me by my parents and grandparents.  The opportunity to have a [...]

God’s Little Children students enjoy summer fun

August 11th, 2015

(l to r) Laura, 5, Marlborough; Valentina, 5, Shrewsbury;  Vinnie, 3, Auburn;  Anabelle, 5, Shrewsbury;  Cecilia, 5, Worcester; Sean, 5, Shrewsbury; Charlie, 5, Shrewsbury; Miss Dale; Valerie, 4, Worcester; Colin, 4, Grafton; and Sloane, 5, Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury – Summer is in full swing at God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten. There is not a better place to be on these hot days then in the pool.  All of the preschool students are enjoying a sun and fun filled summer, swimming, doing gymnastics, art and science and of course, lots of outdoor [...]

Rand presented with Northborough Rotary’s Pride in Workmanship Award

August 10th, 2015

Northborough - George Pember, chair, Rotary Club of Northborough Pride in Workmanship Award committee, Dawn Rand, recipient of Pride in Workmanship Award and Patricia Doyle, president, Rotary Club of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Rotary Club of Northborough recently presented its 15th annual Pride in Workmanship Award to Dawn Rand. The longtime owner of Dawn’s School of Dance, Rand has also been an elected official for the town of Northborough for over 30 years, including a long tenure on the Board of Selectmen. Recipients of the [...]

Fall session of Hundredth Town Chorus to begin

August 9th, 2015

The Hundredth Town Chorus (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Sept. 9. The HTC is a dynamic organization of enthusiastic women who enjoy singing in four-parts in a relaxing and fun environment. The chorus was founded in 1949 by the Westborough Women’s Club, with a mission to share the joy of music [...]

Shrewsbury resident promotes living well with low vision and blindness

August 6th, 2015

Shrewsbury resident Shaun Kinsella, director of Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, sits beside the eye test chart at the agency’s low vision clinic in Worcester. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Shaun Kinsella was still a teenager, living in his homeland of England, when he followed his sister’s example and volunteered with a group that took kids with disabilities and terminal illnesses on vacation to France. He was inspired to earn a university degree in social administration and counseling, after which he was hired by an agency in Massachusetts. In 2013, after racking up more than 10 years experience, Kinsella was appointed director of the entire slate of vision services provided by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI).

Drum Council prepares for 11th annual Rhythm Festival

August 6th, 2015

A scene from the Rhythm Festival. (Photos/submitted)

Region – Local drummers, percussionists and dancers are gearing up for the 11th annual Eastern Mass. Rhythm Festival which will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at River Bend Farm, 287 Oak St., Uxbridge. Organized by the Eastern Mass. Drum Council, the public festival will include a series of freestyle circles and facilitated workshops which aim to promote many diverse rhythmic styles from a wide variety of cultural sources.

Dobsons celebrate 63rd wedding anniversary

August 5th, 2015

Dorothy Dobson, 1952

Shrewsbury – Arthur and Dorothy Dobson, 59-year residents of Shrewsbury, celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary Aug. 3. The couple met while attending Brookline High School (Class of 1950), and were married at St. Mary’s Church in Brookline.

Former coach and student athlete receive of Coach of the Year awards

July 31st, 2015

Shrewsbury High School coaches Kurt Gustafson (left) and Jim Smith at the school track. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School (SHS) coaches Jim Smith and Kurt Gustafson each recently received a 2015 Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Coach of the Year award. Smith was named MSTCA Central Mass. Boys Cross Country Coach of the Year and Gustafson was named MSTCA Central Mass. Indoor Track Coach of the Year.

Avidia donates $1,000 to the Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders

July 31st, 2015

(l to r) Don Frost, senior vice president, Residential Lending, of Avidia Bank; Len Raymond, executive director of HOME; Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; and Keith Dwinells, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank.

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to the Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders (HOME). This donation will help support the general operating costs of HOME. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

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