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Photos from the Blizzard of 2015

January 27th, 2015

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – As expected, the first (and hopefully last) blizzard of 2015 delivered a wallop to the area. Here are some photos taken around the region during the storm:

Algonquin basketball nearly upsets Westford

January 26th, 2015

Algonquin’s Joe Wallace (#22) leaps up to shoot over the head of Westford’s Daniel Cornelius.

Northborough/Southborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ basketball team fell to the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts Jan. 25 by a score of 50-48.

Shrewsbury basketball teams take two from Algonquin

January 23rd, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Mike West looks to pass early in the second quarter during the game against Algonquin.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys and girls basketball teams defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks in back-to-back games played Jan. 20.

The Shrewsbury girls squeaked by Algonquin 47-46 in the first game of the evening. Both teams stayed within several points of each other throughout the game and traded off sharing the lead. Algonquin senior Emily Carens was the overall top scorer of the game with 19 points, and junior Caroline Leonard contributed 12 points. Junior Hailey Moore was the top scorer for Shrewsbury with 16 points and senior Abby Joseph added 9 points. The Shrewsbury girls improve to 5-6 on the season while the Algonquin girls fall to 5-5.

Hudson kids celebrate at library’s ‘Noon Year Eve’ party

December 31st, 2014

Jamie Pearlstein, 5, disco dances.

Hudson – Families enjoyed a fun-filled hour Dec. 31 at the Hudson Public Library Children’s Room as they attended a “Noon Year’s Eve” party.

‘Caroling on the Common’ for 10th year

December 24th, 2014

Terry Crouse, 12, his sister Vanessa, 10, and their grandfather Pete Murphy sing “Joy to the World.”

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – On the drizzly evening of Dec. 23, residents donned rain gear and attended the 10th annual “Caroling on the Common” at the Town Common. Presented by Arts on the Green, music was provided from the gazebo by the Worcester Brass Consort under the direction of Douglas Weeks. [...]

For Westborough mom, Christmas comes early, thanks to police union

December 24th, 2014

(l to r) Westborough Police Officers Chip Dapolite and Greg McRae, Yolanda Hernandez and her son Christopher, Police Officers Dean Paine and Leeann Baker

Westborough – Like many moms, Yolanda Hernandez works outside the home so she can provide a good life for her kids. Her son, Christopher is 13, and daughter, Emma, is 4. A unit secretary in the Umass Memorial University Campus emergency room since 2001, Hernandez is also taking classes at Quinsigamond Community College towards attaining her associate degree in general health studies with the hopes of someday becoming a respiratory therapist.

Westborough celebrates ‘Festival of the Lights’

December 23rd, 2014

Assisted by Fire Chief Nick Perron (l), Ben Frogel lights the menorah.

Westborough – As a light snow fell, residents and town officials gathered Dec. 21 at the rotary to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah with the lighting of a nine-foot public menorah. The annual event is hosted by Chabad of Westborough.

A greeting was offered to those in attendance by Rabbi Michoel Green, who thanked the town’s public safety officers for their support. He also thanked the Rotary Club of Westborough, who annually put up holidays lights on the rotary and in the downtown area.

Algonquin boys’ hockey honors fallen soldier at tournament

December 18th, 2014

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Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey team lost in overtime 3-2 to the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers in the opening game of the Borough’s Cup Dec. 17.

Algonquin came from behind to tie up the game 2-2 on a goal by senior Paul Luongo with 0:57 left in regulation play. Connor Bernard scored in overtime to secure the win for Wachusett

Festival features more than trees

December 17th, 2014

The Olde Towne Carolers sing holiday classics.

Marlborough – Traveling weather was ideal Dec. 12 to 14 for guests to attend the Marlborough Historical Society’s seventh annual Metrowest Festival of Trees at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. In addition to over a dozen wreaths, more than 100 decorated trees from two- to 7-1/2 feet were displayed and sponsored by businesses, organizations and community leaders. Many guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite entries.

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.

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