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Shrewsbury library fundraiser with an Indian flavor

August 3rd, 2014

Mansi Gera and Divya Raghunathan, both 11, volunteer to help with the bullhorn ring toss game.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – A diverse representation of the community attended the India Summer Festival held July 27 at SAC Park. The festival celebrated the food, games and cultures of different states of India. Among the activities were Bollywood dance lessons, beanbag toss on a kathakali mask, temporary henna tattoos, rangoli [...]

The “Dog Days” of August through the ages

July 31st, 2014

Lake Boone

Marlborough – Spring and summer are always so welcome here in New England after the winter months; however August can bring some unbearably hot days. The community of Marlborough not only has Fort Meadow to help bring some relief from the heat but we are located reasonable distances from other recreational areas. Over the years the population has benefited from these advantages.

Lobster served with a side of networking

July 29th, 2014

Manning the clam chowder station are City Councilor Don Landers and Jeffrey Schaffer, a MRCC board member.

Marlborough – Over 170 guests gathered July 23 for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce's (MRCC) annual Lobster Fest in a tent at the Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury. The menu also included streamers and mussels, barbecue chicken, clam chowder, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, corn bread, watermelon, ice cream and blueberry pie.

First responders and veterans honored at ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 29th, 2014

State Senator Michael Moore, Worcester Register of Probate Stephen Abraham, Rev. Will Bard, founder and CEO of LiveLife Center and Valiant Veterans, and Amanda Sullivan (front), executive director of LiveLife and executive director and co-founder of Valiant Veterans, with Boston Bruins mascot "Blades," two of the team's "Ice Girls" and "Corporal Gunnar."

Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Charity golf tournament honors loved ones

July 25th, 2014

M MCC Charity Tournament 2 rs

Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club Women's Golf Association (WGA) hosted its second annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation July 17 at the Marlborough Country Club. All 72 golfers, men and women of varying levels, were encouraged to wear pink as they spent the day golfing, participating in activities [...]

Hudson Police Department conducts youth academy

July 15th, 2014

Trevor Lewis, a rising seventh-grader, wears the top of the bite suit that Lieutenant Mike Kelly had worn during the K-9 demonstration.

Hudson – Thirty boys and girls who are entering grades seven to nine now have a better understanding of law enforcement after attending the Hudson Police Department's annual Summer Youth Academy from July 7 through 11. Detective Chad Crogan began instructing with the academy in 2008 and has served as its director since 2011.

Collings Foundation to hold seventh annual Race of the Century

July 15th, 2014

The Race of the Century event in Stow features races between different modes of transportation from the past. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to supporting living history events to encourage learning by participation, will host the seventh annual Race of the Century July 26 and 27. The event, which pits some of the greatest mobile technological advancements against each other, will take place at the organization's headquarters, 137 Barton Road in Stow. The entire facility will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with races starting at around 1 p.m.

Hudson motorcycle ride helps kids with cancer

July 14th, 2014

Rod Rousseau and John Wood check out motorcycles before the ride.

Hudson – This year 165 motorcyclists and many passengers participated in the fifth annual Riding for Sherry's House held July 13, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643. The ride travelled a 63-mile route to Mt. Wachusett and back.

Shrewsbury Farmers” Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers" Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers" Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

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Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Public Art, Your Art: The Mark Twain Murals

July 5th, 2014

Mural of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher by Marjorie Needels

Shrewsbury – Mark Twain was one of the United States” most popular and prolific writers. In 2013, Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Public Library, collaborated with the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury to honor his most famous book, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The collaboration was undertaken to commemorate the Big Read Project, a Shrewsbury-wide reading initiative that highlighted the Mark Twain book.

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