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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.

Local news reporter brings energy to Worcester News Tonight

September 19th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Ana Bottary will be a familiar face to anyone who watches Worcester News Tonight on Charter TV 3, the local television station in Worcester. Bottary, a Shrewsbury resident, joined the news team as a general assignment reporter in March 2014 after working as a news reporter for WAGM-TV in Presque-Isle, Maine.

Collins & Demac Real Estate: Shrewsbury agency sees intense fall market, good spring

September 19th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The owners of Collins & Demac Real Estate expect a busy but abbreviated fall housing market given the shortage of inventory, and encourage folks putting their home on the market in the spring to begin planning now.

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