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Kennedy’s invites Marlborough seniors to celebrate Red Sox’s season opener

April 17th, 2015

Ron Bellin gets into the spirit.

Marlborough – On any given day, Kennedy’s Restaurant in Marlborough is a bustling, busy place at lunch time. But on April 13 there was an extra charge of excitement in the air as nearly 70 of the city’s senior citizens converged upon the restaurant to celebrate the Boston Red Sox’s home season opener.

For the past few years, Kerry, the restaurant’s bar manager, has held a big kick-off party to celebrate the start of the baseball season. The staff all wear baseball t-shirts and there are traditional snacks, such as peanuts and popcorn, on all the tables.

Hundreds help Northborough boy bump for cancer cause

April 14th, 2015

Liam playing hockey with Boston Bruins mascot "Blades"

Northborough – Nearly 500 Northborough friends and fans of came out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to support nine-year-old Liam Fitzgerald fundraising event, “Get Your Bump On.”

Three Marlborough basketball teams win at State Youth Championships

April 9th, 2015

The Marlborough seventh-grade girls’ team: (front row) Ballgirl Caroline Binkewicz; (middle row, l to r) Chloe Wing, Jessica McNeil, Kathleen Binkewicz, Lucy Cappadona and Sharon Rivera; (back row, l to r) Alexia DeFreitas, Diana Bibinski, Ashanti Coston, Coach Paul Vaccaro, Sarah Orentlich and Serena Howes.

Marlborough – The winner’s circle at the recent Massachusetts State Youth Basketball Championships had a definite local flavor to it with Marlborough’s fifth-grade boys’ and both seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ teams taking home state titles. The state tournament included top teams from the various travel youth basketball leagues throughout Massachusetts. Representing the South Central Mass. [...]

Marlborough hotel hosts Shrewsbury MOVE luncheon

April 7th, 2015

MOVE participants pose with the buffet they prepared.

Marlborough/Shrewsbury – Food was prepared in the kitchen and displayed as a buffet in the banquet room. Place settings were arranged alongside centerpieces. Then 72 guests were welcomed April 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott for the annual luncheon hosted by Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students participating in Mobile On-Site Vocational Education (MOVE).

Snowy day brings spring fun indoors at Peaslee Fair

April 3rd, 2015

Fourth-graders Devon Bair (left) and Victoria Kebartas enjoy a visit with the Peaslee Panda.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School held its annual Kids’ Fair March 28. It may have been snowing outside all day, but the fun was heating up inside the school as kids of all ages enjoyed an indoor carnival with games, crafts, activities and raffles. Local businesses generously sponsored the event or donated items for the silent auction.

Luthier lives the dream in Grafton

March 26th, 2015

Steve Beckwith

Grafton – Steve Beckwith was already living the dream before he and his wife Jan relocated to Grafton from Bolton this past fall. Beckwith, who left behind a high-stress, senior management position to launch his second career as a luthier – a craftsperson who builds and repairs guitars and other stringed instruments – is hoping that the move will make that dream just a little more visible.

Rocking around third annual sock hop for cancer charities

March 25th, 2015

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Marlborough – Poodle skirts, saddle shoes and vintage denim jackets were popular attire March 21 at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129 as guests attended the third annual “Rock Around the Clock Sop Hop.” Presented by two fundraising groups, Team Vikki and the Hot Walkers, proceeds will go to the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk and the Marlborough-Hudson Relay for Life. Team captains Vikki Crowley and Pauline Smith are this event’s co-chairs.

It’s a jungle out there for Mr. MHS 2015 pageant

March 23rd, 2015

Gathered after the pageant are (l to r) Connor Bailey, second runner-up; Billy Garcia Mateo, the newly crowned Mr. MHS 2015; Sophie Baird, Miss Massachusetts Teen 2015, who served as a judge; and Peter DiPersio, first runner-up, wearing a bald cap from a previous skit.

Marlborough – Fifteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports teams good-naturedly competed in categories including legs, talent, formalwear and interview at the 26th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 20 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. This year’s pageant theme was “jungle,” featuring a song-and-dance number from “The Lion King.”

Running a green streak on St. Patrick’s Day

March 20th, 2015

Leading the annual St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run out of the Finnegan’s Pub parking lot are Jim McKenna, HCS president (center), with flag-bearers Jean Clark and Annette Fillion.

Hudson – Members of the Highland City Striders (HCS) ran a green streak March 17 in its annual St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run, an untimed 3.17-mile course beginning and ending at Finnegan’s Pub.

Gala benefits SYFS with ‘Great Gatsby Glamour’

March 16th, 2015

The Honey Taps entertain guests with a song-and-dance number.

Shrewsbury – Many of the over 300 guests were appropriately dressed for the “Great Gatsby Glamour” theme while attending the 11th annual Gala to support Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS). The agency’s major fundraiser was held March 14 at St. John’s High School.

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