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Season wraps up with “Southborough Summer Nights”

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

Third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic raises $40,500

August 20th, 2014

State Rep. Matt Beaton presents a check for $13,500 each to representatives of three charities (l to r) Terry Cassidy, executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services; Elaine LeBlanc, director, and JoAnn Keegan, the food bank manager of St. Anne's Human Services; and Wendy Mickel, treasurer of the Westborough Food Pantry.

Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception, sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union.

Rotarians host another spirited food and brewfest in Hudson

August 19th, 2014

Jeff Shown and Mary Schofield visit the Samuel Adams vendor.

Hudson – Nearly 1,800 area residents supported the Hudson Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley when they partnered Aug. 16 for the second annual Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest. Guests mingled in tents at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, where they sampled food and desserts offered by 15 eateries from Hudson, Marlborough, Bolton and Stow. Over 120 crafted beers were available from 40 breweries. DJ Bobby Begg provided music.

Teams take the field for fourth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Wiffle Ball Tournament

August 7th, 2014

Homemade signs thank the many sponsors of the tournament.

Shrewsbury – On July 26, players, volunteers, sponsors and spectators attended the fourth annual Jacob M. Boudreau Wiffle Ball Tournament. Approximately 28 teams, including children and adults, took to the fields at Coolidge Elementary School in Shrewsbury. All of the funds raised at the event were for the Jacob M. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship Fund. “Jake” [...]

Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue helps strays find new home

August 6th, 2014

N Willys 5

Northborough – MaryEllen Richards, director of Willy's Kitty Angels Rescue, is on a mission: to help one stray cat at a time. For her and her team of volunteers, there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that they are trying to do.

In 2007, Richards was living in the Dudley/Webster area and took on the task of trapping, neutering and releasing cats that she would find left behind. She would also take some of these felines to the Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield for their free feral Sunday clinics.

Over 1,000 support inaugural 5K in Hudson for UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

August 4th, 2014

Paul and Jan Cellucci's grandson, Rhys Adams, 7, announces the start of the race.

Hudson – Elected officials on both sides of the aisle united Aug. 2 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 to support the final campaign of Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. They were among the runners and walkers who travelled a 5K route in his hometown for the inaugural Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race.

After a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cellucci launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund in 2011. ALS took his life at age 65 in 2013 and his renamed campaign continues as the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. Over 1,000 supporters registered for this fundraiser.

Sachs Jewelers pet adoption day

August 3rd, 2014

"Kaylee" with her new adoptive parents

  Shrewsbury – Sachs Jewelers held a pet adoption day July 26 in collaboration with the Pandora jewelry company and SweetPea Friends of Rutland Animals, a no-kill, nonprofit animal welfare organization. The event allowed customers to meet with pets who are temporarily staying at SweetPea until they find their new “forever” homes. Three lucky pets [...]

Local kids from Boys and Girls Clubs tour Fenway

August 3rd, 2014

Red Sox players David Ross (front row, center left) and Brock Holt (front row, center right) meet the kids.

Region – On July 30, approximately 75 children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Fall River, and Breakthrough Greater Boston were treated to a tour of Fenway Park, lunch on the Green Monster, and a Q & A session with current Red Sox players David [...]

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.

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