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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

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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    

Shrewsbury High celebrates Spirit Week

October 4th, 2014

The Colonials mascot with students during Spirit Week.

Shrewsbury – To kick off homecoming weekend Sept. 27-28, students at Shrewsbury High School celebrated Spirit Week with a theme for each day that ended with class spirit competitions. Seniors took first place overall in the events and Spirit Day Games. Photo/Heidi Hayes-Pandey            

Putting for Purple raises $9,000 for epilepsy foundation

October 3rd, 2014

Emily Harmon and Violet the Clown

Region – The Putting for Purple fundraiser held at The Green Thumb in Westborough Sept. 28 raised nearly $9,000 for Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures (FACES). Over 220 golfers and hundreds of other enjoyed the open house that also featured face painting, tattoo stations and a raffle.

Shrewsbury High homecoming win

October 1st, 2014

The Colonials led 14-0 at the half.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials celebrated homecoming Sept. 27 with a definitive 33-7 win against Worcester’s St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School. Jack Campanale threw two first quarter touchdown passes and Mike Abasciano ran in the final three scores for the win. Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey              

Feels like summer for Shrewsbury’s fall festival parade

September 28th, 2014

Costumed members of the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team collectively cheer.

Shrewsbury – The unseasonably hot weather Sept. 28 felt more like summer as the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade travelled its 1.1-mile route downtown.

Sun shines on Westborough’s Arts in Common

September 28th, 2014

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson play Scottish tunes on the bandstand.

Westborough – Although it was rainy for several of this event’s early years, there wasn’t a cloud in sight Sept. 27 at the Bay State Green when the Westborough Cultural Council celebrated its sixth annual Arts in Common. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 23 acts presented music, dance, theater, comedy and poetry on two stages. Over 40 artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from local eateries.

Town celebrates Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – With temperatures nearing 85 degrees,it was more like a summer day Sept. 27 as residents and visitors flocked to the ‘Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo and Craft Fair held at the Oak Middle School. Vendors included many town groups, nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Here is a photo gallery of some [...]

Northborough Applefest Street Fair 2014

September 21st, 2014

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Northborough – The Community Advocate’s mascot, “Scoop,” visited with many of the people, nonprofit community groups and businesses who were enjoying the Applefest Street Fair Sept. 20. The beautiful Saturday weather helped draw thousands to the event which was organized by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Photos/Bonnie Adams

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