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Costumes on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2014

Erin Navaroli, 9, dressed as a pink princess, walks with Jessica Wills, 10, as a box of crayons.

Southborough – Windy conditions Oct. 26 caused costumed kids to hold onto their hats while participating in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families travelled along Main Street for several blocks.

Hudson’s fall festival features more than pumpkins

October 26th, 2014

Posing with a stack of inflatable jack-o-lanterns are the Blood siblings: Brady, 5, dressed as Fire Chief Blood, and Dancia, 7, as Ariel of the film “The Little Mermaid.”

Hudson – Thousands of residents and visitors flocked to Morgan Bowl for the 17th annual Pumpkin Fest, presented Oct. 25 by the Hudson Recreation Department. Five hours of family fun featured lots of refreshments and games offered by 30 nonprofit organizations, live entertainment, sculpted balloons by clowns, pony rides, inflatable amusements, trackless train rides and fireworks.

Serving pizza and superlatives to Marlborough High seniors

October 22nd, 2014

Most Musical: Sarah Hanahan and Connor Bailey

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2015 gathered for pizza in the cafeteria Oct. 14 and learned which classmates garnered most votes for superlatives ranging from Best Laugh to Most Likely to Succeed. MHS announces superlatives in the fall so that photos can meet the yearbook deadline. It’s also an opportunity to begin a lively school year, according to the students selected with Most Class Spirit: Luddy Cassiano and Jony Maciel.

Fundraising in Hudson with miles, smiles and high heels

October 20th, 2014

Walkers cross through Wood Park.

Hudson – Over 200 friends, relatives and other supporters gathered Oct. 18 for the third annual Miles and Smiles for Michaella, a 3.2-mile walk beginning and ending at Morgan Bowl.

Southborough celebrates 41st Heritage Day

October 16th, 2014

Annabel Blanchard, 4, and her sister Georgieanna, 7, pet a pony from the Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club in Hopkinton.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Southborough – The center of Southborough was bustling with activities Oct. 13 for its 41st Heritage Day Celebration, organized by Southborough Recreation. Festivities began the previous evening when the Southborough Rotary Club presented the 16th annual Light-Up Southborough. Over 200 carved and decorated jack-o-lanterns were still on display along [...]

Marlborough observes Fire Prevention Week

October 16th, 2014

Oliver Harris, 8, and Todd Manning, 6, are amazed by a vehicle extraction demonstration.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Central Fire Station hosted an open house Oct. 11 in observance of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5 to 11). After collecting fire safety literature, children watched videos and live demonstrations, participated in an obstacle course and got behind the wheel of the department’s emergency vehicles. They and their families were treated to pizza, ice cream and popcorn.

Algonquin defeats Groton-Dunstable, 27-24

October 14th, 2014

Colin Robinson (#20) celebrates with Kyle Hill (#1) and Billy Polymeros (#3) after scoring a touchdown on a 52-yard pass play.

Northborough –The Algonquin Regional Tomahawks defeated the Groton-Dunstable Crusaders 27-24 in a game played Oct. 10 at Dick Walsh Field in front of a crowd of 6,972. After dropping their first two games of the season, the Tomahawks have now won three straight to bring their record to 3-2. Sophomore quarterback Ryan Barry threw three touchdown passes and senior Eric Hart kicked two field goals and three extra points in the victory.

Trike-a-thon raises money for St. Jude’s Hospital

October 12th, 2014

Teachers and students of God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten in Shrewsbury hold the check for St. Jude’s.

Shrewsbury – For the past six years, God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten in Shrewsbury has raised money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research center focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. The annual event is a trike-a-thon, where children ride their tricycles or scooters or even walk and skip to solicit [...]

Local residents brave heat, humidity at annual charity road race

October 8th, 2014

Members of the Forrest family and friends.

Marlborough – It was a humid 83 degrees at 11 a.m. Sept. 28, but that didn’t stop upwards of 170 walkers and runners from gathering at the Wayside Racquet & Swim Club for the 30th annual Jim Forrest Memorial Road Race.

Celebrating Marlborough’s heritage in downtown cultural district

October 7th, 2014

The Velvet Moon Gypsies return to the festival for their seventh year.

Marlborough – The weather cooperated for the first time in three years when the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) hosted the 19th annual Marlborough Heritage Festival in the city’s downtown cultural district Oct. 5. Residents and visitors flocked to Main Street for five hours of family fun featuring live musical and dance entertainment, trackless train rides and children’s story times, as well as vendors and representatives of nonprofit organizations.

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