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Marlborough seniors enjoy outdoor concert

August 17th, 2015

Residents enjoy the concert.

Marlborough – Residents of Christopher Heights in Marlborough were entertained by the music of the oldies band The Reminisants at a cookout Aug. 6. Photos/submitted                      

Annual Sheriff’s Picnic draws crowds of local seniors

August 17th, 2015

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Shrewsbury – Over 1,000 senior citizens from across the region did not let a hot and steamy afternoon keep them from enjoying the annual Senior Picnic, hosted by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis at the SAC pavilion Aug. 15.

Elks bring balloons back to Hudson from dawn to dusk

August 17th, 2015

The Rouillard brothers – (top, l to r) William, 4, and Joseph, 3 – get a good view of hot air balloons getting inflated with help from their parents Scott and Anne.

Hudson – After a seven-year run followed by a three-year hiatus, the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 once again offered a weekend of spectacular sights and sounds Aug. 15 and 16 with its Balloons and Blues Festival.

Westborough’s Hot Summer Nights wraps up another successful season

August 15th, 2015

Teen participants with the t-shirts they created at Cre8 studio.

Westborough – The Hot Summer Nights 2015 community program, sponsored by Westborough Youth & Family Services, recently wrapped up another successful season. Some of the 13 events held through Hot Summer Nights this summer included a basketball tournament, designing cakes at Yummy Mummy Bakery, Origami Night, mini golf, attending a Worcester Bravehearts Baseball game, field [...]

Free concert celebrates 100th anniversary of Dean Park

August 9th, 2015

A musical number features the saxophone section.

Shrewsbury – A milestone year for a popular Shrewsbury attraction was celebrated with live music, ice cream and perfect summertime weather. Also, the price was right – free.

Westborough day camp ends summer with a splash

August 7th, 2015

Camp Manager Mike Orfao takes a turn on the waterslide.

Westborough – The Westborough Community Education Program Summer Day Camp held a Water Fun Day for the campers July 31. Two inflatable waterslides from Magic World were set up on the lawn at Westborough High School and campers took turns splashing through the waterslides.

Grafton Police host 10th National Night Out locally

August 5th, 2015

Performing for guests are members of the Police Pipes and Drums of Worcester.

Grafton – For the 10th year, Grafton residents and guests joined thousands of communities nationwide Aug. 4 by celebrating the 32nd annual National Night Out. The event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and locally by the Grafton Police Department.

City children welcomed to region

July 31st, 2015

The Holden family welcomes eight-year-old Zamiya to their home.

By Julie Shamgochian, Contributing Writer Northborough- Central Massachusetts families gathered July 16 at the St. Rose of Lima Parish anticipating the afternoon arrival of 29 New York City children, who were due to spend some time in the region courtesy of the Fresh Air Fund. Host families held colorful homemade signs as conversations about the [...]

Nipmuc Nation hosts annual powwow

July 28th, 2015


By Jerry Callaghan, Contributing Writer Grafton – Although the third smallest Native American reservation in the United States, the Hassanamesit Reservation, located at 80 Brigham Hill Rd., is full of life and spirit.  That spirit was shown during the 92nd annual Nipmuc Nation Powwow held July 26. The festival featured traditional dancing, drumming, food, kids’ [...]

Teams rally for fifth Jacob M. Boudreau wiffle ball tournament

July 27th, 2015

(l to r) David Oliver, Dominique Sassone, Chris Libby, Eric Ridings, and Lucas O'Connor from Shrewsbury representing the Buffalo Wild Wings team.

Shrewsbury – The fifth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Wiffle Ball Tournament was held July 25 at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School to benefit the Jacob M. Boudreau scholarship fund at Shrewsbury High School.

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