September 2nd, 2014
Marlborough – Participants and spectators preferred the humidity rather than the forecast of rain Sept. 1 for the 63rd annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year's theme of “Marlborough – An Active Community,” the parade featured two dozen bands, 16 floats and many political candidates before the Sept. 9 state primary.
September 1st, 2014
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough's Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]
September 1st, 2014
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]
August 27th, 2014
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by Old Marlborough, Inc. Musicians provided live entertainment at several venues while guests sampled food and desserts from over 25 eateries. The Community Advocate was a media sponsor. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
August 25th, 2014
By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]
August 20th, 2014
Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception, sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union.
August 19th, 2014
Hudson – Nearly 1,800 area residents supported the Hudson Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley when they partnered Aug. 16 for the second annual Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest. Guests mingled in tents at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, where they sampled food and desserts offered by 15 eateries from Hudson, Marlborough, Bolton and Stow. Over 120 crafted beers were available from 40 breweries. DJ Bobby Begg provided music.
August 7th, 2014
Shrewsbury – On July 26, players, volunteers, sponsors and spectators attended the fourth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Wiffle Ball Tournament. Approximately 28 teams, including children and adults, took to the fields at Coolidge Elementary School in Shrewsbury. All of the funds raised at the event were for the Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship Fund. “Jake” [...]
August 6th, 2014
Northborough – MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time. For her and her team of volunteers, there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they are trying to do.
In 2007, Richards was living in the Dudley/Webster area and took on the task of trapping, neutering and releasing cats that she would find left behind. She would also take some of these felines to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield for their free feral Sunday clinics.
August 4th, 2014
Hudson – Elected officials on both sides of the aisle united Aug. 2 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 to support the final campaign of Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. They were among the runners and walkers who travelled a 5K route in his hometown for the inaugural Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race.
After a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cellucci launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund in 2011. ALS took his life at age 65 in 2013 and his renamed campaign continues as the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. Over 1,000 supporters registered for this fundraiser.