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Shrewsbury couple honored for cancer advocacy

September 25th, 2014

Carol and Ron Zenaro
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Shrewsbury – When Scott Zenaro was diagnosed at age 30 with a rare form of cancer, end stage Ewing’s sarcoma, his prognosis was quite grim. His doctors recommended he try to participate in a clinical trial in California run by the Sarcoma Oncology Center. Thanks to the financial support of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, he was admitted to that program and lived another 2-1/2 years until succumbing to complications from the cancer Feb. 24, 2010.

Since that time, his parents, Carol and Ron, have worked tirelessly to raise funds – an amazing total of $100,000 – for the foundation. It is their way, they said, to not only honor his legacy and life but as a way to thank Lazarex for their generosity. In doing so, they also hope to help other families who are facing the same dire health scenarios.

Shrewsbury student dances through life

September 25th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Adrianna Loulourgas has been dancing since she was 4 years old. She was originally brought to her aunt’s dance studio, Laurene Aldorisio’s Academy of Dance Expressions, at age 2, but was not ready to be left alone. Now a freshman at Shrewsbury High School, Loulourgas successfully balances three to four days of dance practice with an all-honors academic schedule.

Loulourgas, a resident of Shrewsbury, is a member of Aldorisio’s Dance Expressions Company in Westborough where she dances ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, hip hop, pointe and acro (acrobatics integrated into dance) with fellow dancers who audition to be in the company. Last year, Loulourgas competed in three regional competitions and danced in the studio’s concluding recital.

Southborough second-grader organizes fundraiser for epilepsy awareness

September 25th, 2014

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Southborough – According to the Epilepsy Foundation, absence seizures are caused by abnormal activity in a person’s brain and are characterized by a short period of “blanking out” or staring into space. This type of seizure is most common in children ages 4 to 14.

When Andrew and Melanie Harmon noticed their 6-year-old daughter Emily “spacing out” for a few seconds several times a day, they assumed that she was just thinking about something because she would return to the conversation or activity as if nothing happened. In August 2013, an EEG confirmed that Emily was experiencing absence seizures.

Shrewsbury mother and daughter volunteer at Haitian orphanage

September 22nd, 2014

Katrina Foley (right) and her daughter, Meghan (left), with two of the children who live at the Be Like Brit Orphanage in Haiti. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Katrina and Meghan Foley experienced a life-changing week this summer at the Be Like Brit (BLB) Orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. BLB was built by the Gengel family of Holden in memory of Britney Gengel, after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti claimed her life during a service trip with her college.

Gymnastics Learning Center produces accomplished, grateful athletes

September 21st, 2014

Shrewsbury – Three Shrewsbury athletes – all competitive gymnasts at the Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) – credit the dedication, nurturing environment and encouragement from coaches and staff as one of the reasons they have each been so successful.

Shrewsbury resident embodies service and faith

September 21st, 2014

Shrewsbury – Not everyone is fortunate enough to blend their vocation and avocations with ease, but Shrewsbury resident Martha H. Gach, has done so seamlessly.

Environmental activist works to keep Shrewsbury green

September 21st, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Melisa Hollenback, or “Missy” as she is known, has been a crusader for all things environmental from recycling, open space and water conservation to being a key player in bringing Shrewsbury’s Farmers Market to fruition. Hollenback has contributed in so many ways to the fabric of Shrewsbury: environmentally, educationally and as an advocate for social initiatives.

Keamy Eye & Laser Centre: Westborough office offers new dry eye treatment, cosmetic procedures

September 20th, 2014

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By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer Business name: Keamy Eye & Laser Centre Address: 24 Lyman St., Westborough Owner: Dr. Jean E. Keamy, M.D. Contact Information: 508-836-8733 www.seemedrkeamy.com   What does Keamy Eye & Laser Centre focus on? “This is our tenth anniversary; I started in 2004,” said Dr. Jean Keamy, a board-certified ophthalmologist. “My expertise is treating people with medical [...]

Local Elite Academy dancers dream of the stage

September 20th, 2014

Shrewsbury- Dreams of dancing on Broadway and Radio City Music Hall may some day be a reality for two young and talented dancers from Elite Academy of Dance.

Shrewsbury rapper follows his passion

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – You might think you know Alex Napoleon. Many people would recognize him through his day job as the manager of Tatnuck Bookseller in Westborough. On a casual basis, he appears conservative and reserved; one would hardly suspect his insatiable passion for music, a passion so deep it consumes him. Napoleon is a rapper, a white, buttoned-up, suburban rapper…and he is very, very good.

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