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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 [...]

Author Reinhardt to promote novel at Tatnuck Bookseller

September 26th, 2014

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Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller will host David Reinhardt, the author of the mystery novel, “Osprey Point,” Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 – 3 p.m. A supervisor at a nuclear power plant is found dead in his office. Is it suicide, an accident—or murder? And if it is murder, how did the killer avoid the plant’s [...]

Volunteering overtime for Shrewsbury organizations

September 26th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Melanie Petrucci became active in her new community soon after her husband’s job moved the family from Colorado to Shrewsbury nearly 15 years ago. She credits her mother for teaching the value of community service.

“My mother was a strong role model for me,” she said. “I learned by watching her that this is what one does.”

Rooms with a View: Westborough store caters to home renovations

September 26th, 2014

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“Most of the materials on display in our showroom are porcelain tile and natural stone. We also carry hardwood, cork and bamboo flooring products,” said Kate LaCount, owner of Rooms with a View.

Shrewsbury student earns WPI Student-Athlete of the Week honor

September 25th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Emily Doherty of the women’s soccer team was selected as the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Female Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 21. Doherty netted a goal in each half of a recent match to help the Crimson and Gray defeat Framingham State 3-1 in a non-conference soccer matchup. [...]

New director for River’s Edge Youth Chorus

September 25th, 2014

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Hudson/Marlborough – The River’s Edge Arts Alliance announced the appointment of a new choral director for the River’s Edge Youth Chorus. Lifelong resident of Hudson, Lisa Schliker, has a degree in music education from the Hartt School, University of Harford, and is currently the music director for the First United Methodist Church of Hudson’s Adult Choir, Hand Bell Choir and past director for the Children’s Choir. She served the Marlborough Community Chorus as music director and teaches private voice lessons. She is a member of the River’s Edge Chorale, and has been a member of the Acton Community Chorus, Worcester Chorus and A Cappella Singers in Natick.

Shrewsbury couple honored for cancer advocacy

September 25th, 2014

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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.

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