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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.

Westborough honors its veterans with solemn gratitude

November 11th, 2014

Westborough Town Moderator John Arnold (l) and retired Town Moderator Joseph Harrington reflect after placing the memorial wreath in front of the World War I memorial located at the town’s rotary.

Region – Ceremonies were held throughout the town Nov. 11 as residents, officials, and veterans who served in most military branches and many of the country’s wars gathered to remember those who have served.

Hudson thanks veterans for their service

November 11th, 2014

Past President Mary Hazeldine of American Legion Auxiliary Post 100 and Commander Chuck Armstead of AMVETS Post 208 lay a wreath at Liberty Park.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – The Color Guard of AMVETS Post 208 led the annual parade downtown Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. Honored as grand marshal was the post’s Past Commander Bill Rivers. The parade also featured representatives from veterans’ organizations, state and town officials, scout troops and military vehicles. [...]

Tenth annual 5K benefits veterans and their families

November 10th, 2014

Cadets in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School run in the race.

Shrewsbury – Over 200 runners and walkers participated in the 10th annual Veterans Memorial 5K Road Race/Walk held Nov. 9, beginning and ending at Veterans Inc. Independence Hall. Fausto Benavides of Shrewsbury finished first overall in 18:05. Haley Collins of Shrewsbury was the first-place female in 20:58. Recognized as the oldest veteran finisher was Jim Brehio of Templeton, 65, in 21:45.

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