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Marlborough High students solve problems of the future at STEM Expo

June 19th, 2015

Controlled Housing Association of Outer Space (C.H.A.O.S): Tenth-graders Diego Garcia, Sammie Merrill and Ryan Vermilyea.

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School’s 2015 Spring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo was held June 12 in the John C. Colleary Field House. The EXPO featured completed projects by the ninth- and tenth-grade students who worked tirelessly throughout the entire second half of the school year researching and implementing solutions to their assigned task.

Seventh and final garden party benefits Shrewsbury schools

June 15th, 2015

Thanking guests for seven years of support is state Rep. Hannah Kane (front) along with committee members (back, l o r) Heather Logrippo, Melissa Pride-Fahs, Gayle Vigeant and Whitney Andrews.

Shrewsbury – Guests mingled for a good cause at the seventh and final Celebration in the Garden held June 13 at the historic Fallon House, home of Heather Logrippo and Kevin Roberts. Returning to donate their time and talent as musical entertainment was the Shrewsbury-based band “Tension” consisting of Joe Arcabascio, Joe “Sammy” Cantin, Steve Grip, John O’Brien and Tim Proch. The evening included silent and live auctions.

Northborough area on the road to caring for military troops

June 15th, 2015

Welcoming race participants are BC4T founders (l to r) Michelle Gillespie, Karen Brewster, Leslie Arsenault and Beth Davison.

Northborough – This year began with an idea discussed among Northborough residents Leslie Arsenault, Karen Brewster, Beth Davison and Michelle Gillespie. It was just a few months after Leslie Arsenault lost her son U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, a Bronze Star recipient who was killed in action last September in Afghanistan. While their personal connections with the military vary, they all share an interest in remembering service men and women. They founded Boros Cares 4 Troops (BC4T) with the mission of sending care packages to deployed service members.

Marlborough Hospital hosts 17th Safe Summer Fun Day

June 9th, 2015

Clara Uzoma, 4, and Abigail Clemons, 7, visit the “doctor dress up” table.

Marlborough – Families flocked to the 17th annual Safe Summer Fun Day, held June 6 on the front lawn of the Marlborough Hospital. The highlight was the distribution of free children’s bicycle helmets, which were properly fitted by hospital staff. Also, eight bikes were given away throughout the day.

Grafton kids enjoy Field Day

June 9th, 2015

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Grafton – Kindergarten students at North Grafton Elementary School participate in Field Day held at the school on June 8. Photos/Mary Pritchard  

Class of 2015 graduates outdoors at Westborough High

June 8th, 2015

The ceremony concludes with the graduates tossing their caps into the air.

Westborough – The weather cooperated June 6 for the outdoor graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 293 diplomas were presented.

Algonquin Regional High School graduates 346 in 2015

June 8th, 2015

Gathered before the ceremony are the class officers: (l to r) Emily Lowe, president; Jonathan Manousaridis, vice president; Emily Carens, secretary; and Samantha Mauro, treasurer.

Northborough/Southborough – Diplomas were presented to 346 graduates of the class of 2015 at a ceremony June 7 at Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS).

Speakers included Superintendent Christine Johnson; ARHS Principal Thomas Mead; Brian Mawson and Andrew McGowan, ARHS health and physical education teachers; Emily Lowe, class president; and essayist Paul Nardone. Instrumental music was provided by the Algonquin Regional Symphonic Band directed by Eric Vincent.

Grafton High serves graduates superlatives with breakfast

June 5th, 2015

Most Musical: Claudia Cruz and Jake Sandakly

Grafton – Before graduating June 5 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, the Grafton High School (GHS) class of 2015 gathered June 4 for a senior breakfast at the GHS Commons.

Author notes sportsmanship in Southborough Little League

June 3rd, 2015

Book cover of “No Ordinary Game” by Kirk Westphal.

Southborough – Local author Kirk Westphal has drawn upon seven years of coaching experience with Southborough Little League to write some of the inspirational sports stories in his book “No Ordinary Game: Miraculous Moments in Backyards and Sandlots.” He accepted an invitation to read and sign copies of the book Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. at the Southborough Library.

Five Westborough Scouts achieve Eagle rank

June 3rd, 2015

Tim Askew works on a section of the Westborough Charm Bracelet Trail.

Westborough – Five Scouts from Westborough Troop 382 have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout – Daniel McKay, Shawn McElligott, Tim Askew, Robert Stout and John O’Connell. McKay, McElligott and Stout are all seniors at Westborough High School (WHS), while Askew is a junior and O’Connell a sophomore.

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