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Spreading holiday cheer in downtown Marlborough

December 6th, 2014

Members of the Marlborough High School Mixed Chorus sing holiday tunes.

Marlborough – Weather cooperated for the first time in recent years when residents gathered Dec. 5 at Union Common for the annual Home for the Holidays.

Community celebrates 25th anniversary of giving

December 6th, 2014

Nanette Roberge and her award-winning father Chef Leon Roberge pose with his sculpture, adorning his shrimp and raw bar.

Marlborough – Hundreds of guests supported the 25th annual Evening of Giving, held Dec. 4 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. They sampled offerings from 29 eateries, then treated themselves to make-your-own-sundaes from Trombetta’s Farm.

Southgate at Shrewsbury marks 25th year with ‘all-star’ show

December 2nd, 2014

The Women’s Chorus sings “It’s the Hard Knock Life” from the musical “Annie.”

Shrewsbury – Southgate at Shrewsbury celebrated its 25th anniversary Nov. 21 to 23 as residents of the retirement community ranging in age from 65 to 96 presented “Ed Sullivan’s All-Star Salute to Southgate” at the facility’s Flanagan Theater. The musical-comedy revue was written and directed by Deanna Swan, program director.

Rotary Club lights downtown Westborough for holidays

December 1st, 2014

The Kane brothers – Steven, 5, and Matthew, 2 – are appropriately dressed to meet Santa at the Festival of Lights.

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough continued its tradition to brighten downtown Nov. 30 during the annual Festival of Lights. Festivities began with members of the Westborough High School (WHS) Chorus leading a sing-along of carols.

Mobile classroom educates Assabet Valley’s teen drivers on dangers of distracted driving

November 30th, 2014

Ava Desautels, a junior at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School, uses her cell phone during the driving simulation.

By Valerie Franchi, Contributing Writer Marlborough/Hudson – Students at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School were actually encouraged to text and drive when the Distractology 101 tour visited the school Nov. 10-14. “Distractology 101: A Crash Course on Distracted Driving” is an interactive program developed by the Arbella Insurance Foundation to teach new drivers the [...]

Hundreds ‘gobble wobble’ on snow-lined course

November 28th, 2014

Kris Zieb and Savana Dorsey are dressed to start the turkey day race.

Southborough – Hundreds of runners and walkers worked up a Thanksgiving appetite Nov. 27 by participating in the eighth annual Gobble Wobble 5K Road Race and Two-Mile Walk, beginning and ending at Trottier Middle School. Despite recovering from a snowstorm that morning, most of the 1,172 supporters who registered did participate. Only the Kids Fun Run was canceled.

Hudson AMVETS deliver dinners for 25th holiday season

November 28th, 2014

Ellen Auger carries a tray of dinners for delivery.

Hudson – The Hudson AMVETS Post 208 made special deliveries Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27. Marking the 25th anniversary of Home Alone for the Holidays, 580 dinners were provided to area residents who otherwise might not have been able to observe Thanksgiving.

Holiday fair at Westborough Senior Center

November 22nd, 2014

(l to r) Volunteers Karole, Cathy and Jean at the treat table

Westborough – Shoppers flocked to the Westborough Senior Center Nov. 15 for the center’s annual Holiday Fair. The fair, organized by the Westborough Senior Center Supporters, featured handmade crafts, fresh-baked treats, jewelry tables and raffles. Photos/Gregory Arnold                

‘Rock’ followers go from Marlborough-Hudson border to Facebook

November 14th, 2014

The 2013 rock painting memorializing Scott Ricciuti with his guitar and his shoes.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough/Hudson – The painted rock at the Marlborough-Hudson border on Route 85 has been a venue to express grief, hope and celebration for several decades, long before social media began. Those paintings are now shared on a Facebook page created by Bruce Caissie, a 1982 graduate of Assabet Valley [...]

Shrewsbury honors its veterans

November 12th, 2014

State Rep. Matt Beaton (R-Shrewsbury) addresses the crowd.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Veteran’s Council sponsored the town’s annual Veterans Day Service and Observance Nov.11 in front of the World War I Memorial in front of the Beal School.

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