April 29th, 2015
Grafton – Twenty-five special guests were welcomed April 27 by second- to sixth-graders at North Street Elementary School (NSES) for the sixth annual Community Reading Day, organized by the North Grafton Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Group. Most books were selected because they relate to the students’ curriculum or the readers’ professions; others were chosen and brought by the guests.
April 25th, 2015
Southborough – Wildlife biologist Rebecca Watters, a Southborough native and graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, came back to her hometown April 16 to give a presentation about her experience and studies on wolverines at the Southborough Community House. Watters currently lives in Bozeman, Mont., and goes on yearly expeditions to the northern Mongolian mountains where she conducts extensive research on these rare animals.
April 21st, 2015
Northborough – Enduring a long-distance relationship, being deployed overseas when you are just starting a family, facing dangerous situations and not knowing what the future holds for you when you return – these are just a few of the many sacrifices made by our servicemen. Northborough resident Kevin P. Conway and his family have lived with these sacrifices for over two decades. On April 1, Conway retired after 21 years of serving his country as a United States Marine non-commissioned officer.
April 21st, 2015
Northborough – Folks of all ages were invited to “eat their words” as the Northborough Library served up its inaugural Edible Book Festival celebration on March 30. This event is a worldwide celebration held on or around April 1. The global event was initiated by Judith A. Hoffberg and Beatrice Coron in 2000. It was developed to celebrate the birthday of French gastronome, Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), who was famous for his book “Psysiologie du goût,” which was described as “a witty meditation on food.”
April 17th, 2015
Marlborough – On any given day, Kennedy’s Restaurant in Marlborough is a bustling, busy place at lunch time. But on April 13 there was an extra charge of excitement in the air as nearly 70 of the city’s senior citizens converged upon the restaurant to celebrate the Boston Red Sox’s home season opener.
For the past few years, Kerry, the restaurant’s bar manager, has held a big kick-off party to celebrate the start of the baseball season. The staff all wear baseball t-shirts and there are traditional snacks, such as peanuts and popcorn, on all the tables.
April 14th, 2015
Northborough – Nearly 500 Northborough friends and fans of came out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to support nine-year-old Liam Fitzgerald fundraising event, “Get Your Bump On.”
April 9th, 2015
Marlborough – The winner’s circle at the recent Massachusetts State Youth Basketball Championships had a definite local flavor to it with Marlborough’s fifth-grade boys’ and both seventh- and eighth-grade girls’ teams taking home state titles. The state tournament included top teams from the various travel youth basketball leagues throughout Massachusetts. Representing the South Central Mass. [...]
April 7th, 2015
Marlborough/Shrewsbury – Food was prepared in the kitchen and displayed as a buffet in the banquet room. Place settings were arranged alongside centerpieces. Then 72 guests were welcomed April 3 at the Courtyard by Marriott for the annual luncheon hosted by Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students participating in Mobile On-Site Vocational Education (MOVE).
April 3rd, 2015
Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School held its annual Kids’ Fair March 28. It may have been snowing outside all day, but the fun was heating up inside the school as kids of all ages enjoyed an indoor carnival with games, crafts, activities and raffles. Local businesses generously sponsored the event or donated items for the silent auction.
March 26th, 2015
Grafton – Steve Beckwith was already living the dream before he and his wife Jan relocated to Grafton from Bolton this past fall. Beckwith, who left behind a high-stress, senior management position to launch his second career as a luthier – a craftsperson who builds and repairs guitars and other stringed instruments – is hoping that the move will make that dream just a little more visible.