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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.

Assabet JROTC leader honored upon retirement from Marines

October 5th, 2014

Lt. Col. Benjamin Luciano congratulates Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann after awarding him the Meritorious Service Medal.

Region – Accepting the offer to lead the newly formed U.S. Marine Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Randolph P. Mann agreed to retire from the Marines a few years earlier than planned. He was honored for his 21 years of service at a retirement ceremony held at the school Oct. 3.

Families support third fall festival for a great cause

October 5th, 2014

Vincent Correa, 3, is pleased to see the reflection of his painted face.

Marlborough – Although threats of intermittent rain grounded the tethered hot-air balloon rides, it stayed clear much of Oct. 3 for the third annual Family Fall Festival to benefit Employment Options at the Hudson-Concord Elks Pavilion and field. Festivities included bouncy houses, a vehicle display, spin art, raffles, live entertainment and a barbecue.

Scarecrows on the Common now on display

October 4th, 2014

SH scarecrows 6

Shrewsbury – The 10th annual “Scarecrows on the Common” display, sponsored by the Shrewsbury Garden Club, will be on display on the Town Common through Friday, Oct. 17. Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey    

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