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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.

Marlborough Eagle Riders mark 15th annual charity ride

July 27th, 2015

Motorcycle police officers escort the charity ride.

Marlborough – Motorcyclists endured heat and humidity July 19 as they participated in the 15th annual Charity Ride of the Marlborough Eagle Riders. They were escorted by motorcycle police officers from Auburn, Boxborough, Grafton, Marlborough, Southborough, Sturbridge and Westborough.

Cellucci’s hometown pays tribute with fundraising race

July 27th, 2015

Onstage following the race are (l to r) Jan and Paul Cellucci’s grandchildren Gabriel Westberg, 6, Francesca “Frankie” Adams, 6, and Rhys Adams, 8, with Jan Cellucci and Gov. Charlie Baker.

Hudson – Nearly 1,000 runners and walkers traveled Hudson streets July 25 to support the final campaign of native son Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. They participated in the second annual Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race, beginning and ending at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959.

A glimpse of Civil War History in Shrewsbury

July 20th, 2015

Corporal Russell Marchand stands next to the rifle display of 1861 Springfield rifles and 1853 brass Enfield rifles.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department held a Civil War Living History Reenactment July 18 at Dean Park. Reenactors from the 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Company F portrayed Civil War life in 1865.

Regatta Players flashing back with an awesome ‘80s season

July 20th, 2015

Danny Hutchins as rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart (back, center) and “The Wedding Singer” cast members perform “It’s Your Wedding Day.”

Shrewsbury – The Regatta Players are totally flashing back to the 1980s in its fifth season, which began July 17 with the second annual Gala at Southgate at Shrewsbury. It included a cabaret show titled “Awesome ‘80s,” staged in the facility’s Flanagan Theater.

Westborough Farmers’ Market offers a family-friendly afternoon

July 17th, 2015

Irene Farano peruses the plethora of offerings from Harvey’s Farm of Westborough.

Westborough – Now in its fifth year, the Westborough Farmers’ market continues to delight patrons with live music, kid-friendly activities, and a variety of offerings including organic produce, farm-raised meats, handmade crafts, as well as artisanal wine, cheese and baked goods.

Hudson motorcycle ride aids Why Me and Sherry’s House

July 16th, 2015

Some of the 185 motorcyclists get set to begin the ride from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643.

Hudson – A record high number of 185 motorcyclists and many passengers participated in the sixth annual Riding for Why Me and Sherry’s House held July 12, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643. The ride traveled a 63-mile route to Mt. Wachusett and back. Others joined the riders afterward for a barbecue. A raffle and silent auction also raised funds.

‘Beatles for Sale’ concert a big hit in Northborough

July 10th, 2015

Beatles for Sale band working the crowd with popular Beatles hits

Northborough – Although there was the threat of a storm, the weather held out the evening of July 9 at Ellsworth McAfee Park for the first concert of the Free Summer Concert Series organized by the Northborough Community Affairs Committee. “Beatles for Sale,” a New England-based Beatles tribute band, kept the crowd happy with popular hit songs such as “Penny Lane,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” and “When I’m 64” and even addressed the crowd in mock Liverpool accents.

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