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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 [...]

Local medical professionals end 30-year Army careers

November 23rd, 2014

Colonel Nancy Hughes, Nurse Corps, US Army (Retired) and Colonel John Collins, Medical Service Corps, US Army (Retired). (Photo/K.B. Sherman)

Shrewsbury – Husband and wife colonels, John Collins and Nancy Hughes, retired from the military in May after successful 30-year careers in the Army’s medical corps.

Shrewsbury middle-schooler awaits organ transplant

November 22nd, 2014

(Back, l to r) Rich, Dawn, Chris, Katherine, (front, l to r) Lydia and Josh (Photos/submitted)

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – When Rich and Dawn Cavanaugh drove to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton Aug. 1, 2003, to welcome their fourth child, they did so full of hopes and dreams for the baby they would soon welcome into their family. “I had expected to come home with our brand [...]

Algonquin 40th reunion

November 22nd, 2014

(First row, l to r, seated) Ingrid Klein Heyliger, Kathy Jackson Berberian, Christine Bartolini Maloney, Cora Gloshinski Hey, Beth Miller Rouse, Linea Luck Pearson, Linda MacKenzie Faidell, Joanne Quinlan Borus, Dolores Hart Sullivan, Bonnie Henley Hansberry; (second row, l to r) Dan Coakley, William Leonard, Greg Allen, Jeffrey Parkhurst, Brad Ostiguy, Susan Morin Cowdrey, Emily Palubeckas Holland, Sally Millar Strout, Walter Carpenter, Mark Hutchinson; (third and fourth row, l to r) Ralph Reynolds, Keith Ackley, Sharon Croft Risley, Kevin Hunt, Kathy McKinley Reynolds, Richard Cronenberger, Matthew Hakala, Joan Rahaim McCarthy, Larry Zaccaro, Bill Cazaropoul, Dennis Nye, Jeffrey Miller, Jerald D'Iorio, Dave Berberian, Ken Holmes, Peter Stone, Jeffrey Sargent; and (fifth and back rows, l to r) Jack Nemensky, Ken Warren, Kevin Hart, Paul Bartolini, John Henningson, Tom Blanchard, Kevin Dumas, Lee Heffernan, Theresa Szkutak Nanni, John Burnett, Mary Thompson Feeley, Karen Baugh White, Mark Conti, Aubrey Greenwald, Larry Trombetta, Doug Stone, Dana Dragon, Ken White and John D'Iorio.

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School held its 40th reunion Nov. 8 at the Courtyard Marriott in Marlborough. Fifty-six classmates attended.  

New district fine arts director begins in Westborough

November 21st, 2014

Christopher Martin

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – As the new district fine arts director for kindergarten through 12th grade in the Westborough Public Schools, Christopher Martin appreciated participating with students and faculty in the sixth annual Arts in Common this past fall.

Shrewsbury cheerleaders participating in Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser

November 20th, 2014

The 2013 Shrewsbury Colonials cheerleading team. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Cheerleaders from Shrewsbury High School are participating in the second annual Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Shrewsbury High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. To participate in Cheer for Dana-Farber, cheerleading teams fundraise in their local [...]

Award-winning Marlborough art teacher goes full circle

November 20th, 2014


Marlborough – Angela Chouinard developed an interest in art while attending Marlborough Public Schools. She’s now in her third year of teaching art in grades five through eight at 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School and working alongside some of her early mentors.

St. Peter-Marian to host memorial race in memory of beloved teacher

November 20th, 2014

R Kevin Kirk road race

On Saturday, Nov. 29, Saint Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School (SPM) will host the Kevin Kirk 5K Memorial Race to benefit the Kevin Kirk Memorial Scholarship Fund.

New director wants to give vets proper welcome home

November 18th, 2014

Welcome Home cards prepared by Westborough’s Armstrong Elementary School students for returning soldiers. (Photo/submitted)

Region – “As a veteran, I feel that it’s my duty to help the community reach out to our returning service members and let them know that we appreciate their sacrifice,” said Adam Costello, the newly appointed director of veterans’ services at the Central Massachusetts Veterans Service District (CMVD). “One of the worst feelings is getting home from a deployment and catching a cab to an empty apartment.”

Ross celebrates anniversary at Village Dental Group

November 17th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Erin Ross has just celebrated her one year anniversary as a dental hygienist at Village Dental Group. She was previously a dental assistant for seven years before graduating from Mount Wachusett Community College with an associate’s degree in dental hygiene.  Ross brings her knowledge of dentistry and her excellence in patient education to [...]

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