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Northborough freshman dances through life

December 9th, 2014

Ninth-grader Brittany Terra has her sights set on Broadway.

Northborough/Westborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) freshman Brittany Terra, 14, has grown up in the dance studio. Her mother, Laurene Aldorisio-Terra, is an accomplished dancer and owner of Westborough-based Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions where she has been a dance instructor for over 20 years. It is here that Brittany began dancing with her mother at age 3 – and has not stopped since.

Gift wrapping benefits Marlborough schools’ music programs

December 9th, 2014

Ready to gift wrap Dec. 6, the first day of the fundraiser at Solomon Pond Mall, are Marlborough Public Schools Music Association members: (l to r) Austin Turner, senior; Marlene Manell; president; Shawheen Fagan, senior; Valarie Steinman, board member and concession chair; and Connor Bailey, senior.

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – One holiday chore is more pleasurable thanks to a longtime gift-wrapping fundraiser for the Marlborough Public Schools Music Association (MPSMA), now in progress at Solomon Pond Mall. Last year, 107 volunteers logged 486 hours at the gift-wrap booth on the second floor in front of JCPenney.

Jingle Bell Run at Saint Luke’s

December 8th, 2014

About 35 church members get ready to participate in the fourth annual Jingle Bell Run at Saint Luke’s Church.

Westborough – Saint Luke’s Church in Westborough held their fourth annual Jingle Bell Run Dec. 6. The one-mile run is a favorite for church members of all ages. Many children, and even some adults, dressed up in Santa hats and wore jingle bells as they got into the Christmas spirit despite the rainy conditions. The “fun-raiser” is held in the spirit of the children of Haiti and proceeds of the event are donated to Our Little Brother & Sisters Orphanage in Haiti.

Historical Society holiday sale features antiques

December 8th, 2014

Various goods for sale at the Westborough Historical Society’s holiday boutique sale held at the Sibley House. 
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Westborough – The Westborough Historical Society held a holiday boutique sale at the Sibley House Dec. 6. The sale consisted solely of items donated from community members and included numerous antique pieces. All the proceeds of the sale helped fund various educational programs put on by the Historical Society. These programs are held monthly and feature a variety of historical speakers. The Westborough Historical Society holds an open house on the first Sunday of every month which includes a room full of pieces for sale.

Singing priest to return for Christmas Masses in Hudson

December 5th, 2014

Father Joe Rodrigues (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Father Joe Rodrigues has covered lots of ground, both in career paths and geographical regions. His journey always includes music.

Sullivan and Caplan announce engagement

December 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – William Sullivan, Jr. and Dr. Eileen Sullivan of Shrewsbury and Falmouth, Mass., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Crowley Sullivan, to Daniel Noah Caplan, son of Jon and Michele Caplan of New York, N.Y. and S. Egremont, Mass. The couple met while studying at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical [...]

Student from Southborough to spend semester at sea

December 3rd, 2014

Heather Piekarz on board the Robert C. Seamans. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Heather M. Piekarz of Southborough is enrolled in SEA Semester: The Global Ocean, a study abroad program through Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, while away from studies at Hamilton College. Piekarz successfully completed the five-week shore component earning academic credit in oceanography, nautical science and maritime studies. In addition to three core [...]

Southgate at Shrewsbury marks 25th year with ‘all-star’ show

December 2nd, 2014

The Women’s Chorus sings “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from the musical “Annie.”

Shrewsbury – Southgate at Shrewsbury celebrated its 25th anniversary Nov. 21 to 23 as residents of the retirement community ranging in age from 65 to 96 presented “Ed Sullivan’s All-Star Salute to Southgate” at the facility’s Flanagan Theater. The musical-comedy revue was written and directed by Deanna Swan, program director.

ARHS production dedicated to Market Basket CEO and employees

December 1st, 2014

The cast of The Pajama Game

Northborough – As a tribute to Market Basket employees and CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, the Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) drama department will be performing the 1954 musical “The Pajama Game”based on the novel “7½ Cents” by Richard Bissell. In the story, workers at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory demand a raise of seven-and-a-half cents an hour but their demands are falling on deaf ears. In both the Market Basket standoff and the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, the employees do what they have to do to make a change – and they do not give up.

Shrewsbury: Public invited to ‘Santa at the Sumner House’ event

November 28th, 2014

Santa will be arriving at the Sumner House via a Shrewsbury fire engine. Photo/Submitted

Shrewsbury – Heald & Chiampa’s annual “Santa at The Sumner House” event will take place Saturday, Dec. 6, from 12:30 – 3 p.m.   For four years now, Heald & Chiampa Funeral Home has helped kick off the holiday season by welcoming a visit from Santa Claus to the Sumner House. Hundreds of area families [...]

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