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Westborough Scout earns Eagle rank

October 7th, 2014

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Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 will award the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout to Jack Howarth Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough, the chartering organization for Troop 100. Howarth crossed over to Boy Scouts in March of 2007 from Cub Scout Pack 100 of Westborough where he earned the Arrow of Light Award. As a Boy [...]

Assabet JROTC leader honored upon retirement from Marines

October 5th, 2014

Lt. Col. Benjamin Luciano congratulates Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann after awarding him the Meritorious Service Medal.

Region – Accepting the offer to lead the newly formed U.S. Marine Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann agreed to retire from the Marines a few years earlier than planned. He was honored for his 21 years of service at a retirement ceremony held at the school Oct. 3.

Crown Bakery & Café: Swedish Bakery celebrates 55 years of wedding cakes and coffee rings

October 3rd, 2014

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“This is our 55th year in this same location. My father opened the business in 1960, and I took it over 21 years ago,” said Jon Lundstrom, owner of the Worcester bakery. Crown Bakery is still in the same building, painted in the royal blue and yellow colors of Sweden.

Riverview restaurant hidden gem of Hudson

October 2nd, 2014

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Hudson – Executive Chef Albert Sousa said his restaurant was “an afterthought.” But the Riverview Restaurant at the Hudson Portuguese Club has proven to be a much-appreciated part of the facility, attracting both members and nonmembers for its worldly rustic cuisine and friendly family atmosphere.

Surviving breast cancer stronger in the long run

October 1st, 2014

Paula Curran-Hayeck

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – An avid runner for 38 years, Paula Curran-Hayeck recently organized a cross-country team at St. Mary School. For several years, she has directed the 5K road race in conjunction with the parish’s annual family festival.

In May 2012, St. Mary Parish held a fundraiser with proceeds donated to her group’s participation in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.

A welcome and refreshing treat

September 30th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – (l to r, front) Sarah Sullivan (striped shirt) Emma Chillo, Sarah Sullivan and Anne Claire pose for a photo with the Brenner team of Shrewsbury who had just participated in the U Mass. Cancer Walk in Worcester. The three girls, who are all 8-years-old, had organized a lemonade stand Sept. 26 in their [...]

Shrewsbury pays tribute to its spirited residents over age 90

September 29th, 2014

Gladys and Cush Bozenhard, married 69 years

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – For the eighth year, a special viewing area was stationed in front of the Town Hall for the Spirit of Shrewsbury (SOS) Fall Festival Parade Sept. 28. Seated under a tent were residents over age 90 and their guests. Following the parade, they were invited to attend an Over 90 Tribute Tea at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

Motorcyclists honor one of their own

September 29th, 2014

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Westborough – Approximately 135 motorcyclists gathered Sept. 20 for an event to honor the late Michelle “Shelly” Barnes Hendrix.

Hendrix, a Westborough native, was killed along with her longtime partner Kirk Arsenault of North Reading, when the motorcycle trike they were riding on was hit from behind by a tractor trailer while the two were traveling in Indiana in May 2014.

Hudson college student’s blog makes life sweeter for others with diabetes

September 26th, 2014

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Hudson – From reading her blog, “Diabetes Goes to College,” with her reassuringly matter-of-fact and often humorous approach to diabetes, one would never guess that Hudson resident and author Molly Johannes had any concerns about leaving home to attend college. But Johannes, an English major and now a senior at UMass Amherst, remembers well how worried she was.

Tatnuck to host author Ryan Sept. 28

September 26th, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host Mike Ryan, the author of the novel, “Ten Minutes to Park Street,” Sunday Sept. 28, from 1 – 3 p.m. When his Green Line trolley breaks down on the way to a meeting at the State House, Dan Pulaski meets a beautiful stranger and feels a connection. Unfortunately, service [...]

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