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Boroughs Y proclaims joy to the worldwide holidays

December 15th, 2014

Santa reaches the top of the rock wall.

Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 12th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, which was free and open to the community Dec. 13 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA.

Children learned about holidays celebrated around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents got the chance to holiday shop at a craft fair.

Marlborough Hospital hosts 14th Tree of Light

December 13th, 2014

Tree ornaments are donated gifts from hospital supporters.

Marlborough – Supporters of Marlborough Hospital were acknowledged and thanked Dec. 11 at the 14th annual Tree of Light ceremony in the Leahy Conference Room.

Shrewsbury police hold toy drive for St. Anne’s

December 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Patrolman’s Local 426 hosted its annual “Fill the Wagon” toy drive Dec. 13 at the Shrewsbury Police Station. The toys that were donated by generous residents and businesses to the drive will be donated to St. Anne’s Church this year.

With no buyer in sight, fate of White Cliffs is still unknown

December 10th, 2014

Northborough – When news broke that the historic White Cliffs estate was up for sale, murmurs and rumors reverberated throughout the community. Fans of the iconic property hoped someone would step forward and continue to run the popular restaurant which has served as the scene for numerous weddings and other special events for last 40 years. A Facebook page, “Save the White Cliffs” quickly garnered over 2,000 friends. Others hoped that possibly the town itself could become the new owner while others (incorrectly) said the property was already doomed to soon come under the wrecking ball in order to make way for new homes.

A History of Northborough Schools

December 9th, 2014

Students and teacher gathered outside the East School.

A History of Northborough Schools

Northborough’s school history began shortly after the town was incorporated in 1766. The town strongly believed in its duty to educate its citizens by providing public schools, starting with grammar schools and eventually opening a high school.

Northborough holds rainy tree lighting

December 7th, 2014

A festive crowd braves the rain watch to the annual Northborough Tree Lighting, an annual tradition since 1968.

Northborough – A festive crowd braved the rain during Northborough’s tree lighting Dec. 6. The annual tradition dates back to 1968, when the tree was planted in memory of Northborough resident Neil Ellsworth, who was killed in Vietnam the previous year. Several members of the Ellsworth family were present for the tree lighting.

Downtown Hudson hosts 12th ‘Holiday Stroll’

December 7th, 2014

Guests ride a horse-drawn hayride around the Wood Square rotary.

Hudson – On a drizzly Dec. 6, residents with umbrellas in hand attended the 12th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Children shared their gift requests with Santa Claus by the fireplace at the Hudson Senior Center. All ages got a unique perspective of downtown while riding a horse-drawn hayride.

Santa changes his mode of transport to Southborough

December 7th, 2014

Santa is escorted to the Community House by elves (l to r) Dayna Buckley and Julia Spencer, event chair.

Southborough – On a damp Dec. 6, families donned rain gear and attended the 37th annual Santa Day. This was only the second time in the event’s long history that inclement weather grounded Santa’s helicopter, which usually lands on St. Mark’s School field.

Santa visits Shrewsbury’s library

December 7th, 2014

Vincent 3- ½ and his sister Nora, 6 months

Shrewsbury – Santa Claus made a visit to the delight of many young patrons of the Shrewsbury Public Library at its temporary site at 214 Lake St. Dec. 6.

Santa visits the Sumner House

December 7th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Santa Claus made a special visit to the Sumner House Dec. 6. He arrived via a Shrewsbury fire engine to the delight of many children who were anxiously awaiting the chance to talk with him and tell him their holiday wishes.

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