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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.

Buzz on Westborough Education Foundation’s trivia bee

November 5th, 2014

Armstrong Parent Group teammates (l to r) Amy Fitzgibbon, Adam Halem and Heather Kane are amused by a trivia question.

Westborough – Thirty-six teams of three players figuratively donned their thinking caps and challenged themselves for the Westborough Education Foundation’s (WEF) seventh annual Trivia Bee, presented Nov. 3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Judging the antics were Library Director Maureen Ambrosino, Police Chief Alan Gordon and former Superintendent Marianne O’Connor. Serving as this year’s master of ceremonies was Town Moderator John Arnold.

Costumes on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2014

Erin Navaroli, 9, dressed as a pink princess, walks with Jessica Wills, 10, as a box of crayons.

Southborough – Windy conditions Oct. 26 caused costumed kids to hold onto their hats while participating in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families travelled along Main Street for several blocks.

Hudson’s fall festival features more than pumpkins

October 26th, 2014

Posing with a stack of inflatable jack-o-lanterns are the Blood siblings: Brady, 5, dressed as Fire Chief Blood, and Dancia, 7, as Ariel of the film “The Little Mermaid.”

Hudson – Thousands of residents and visitors flocked to Morgan Bowl for the 17th annual Pumpkin Fest, presented Oct. 25 by the Hudson Recreation Department. Five hours of family fun featured lots of refreshments and games offered by 30 nonprofit organizations, live entertainment, sculpted balloons by clowns, pony rides, inflatable amusements, trackless train rides and fireworks.

Serving pizza and superlatives to Marlborough High seniors

October 22nd, 2014

Most Musical: Sarah Hanahan and Connor Bailey

Marlborough – The Marlborough High School (MHS) class of 2015 gathered for pizza in the cafeteria Oct. 14 and learned which classmates garnered most votes for superlatives ranging from Best Laugh to Most Likely to Succeed. MHS announces superlatives in the fall so that photos can meet the yearbook deadline. It’s also an opportunity to begin a lively school year, according to the students selected with Most Class Spirit: Luddy Cassiano and Jony Maciel.

Fundraising in Hudson with miles, smiles and high heels

October 20th, 2014

Walkers cross through Wood Park.

Hudson – Over 200 friends, relatives and other supporters gathered Oct. 18 for the third annual Miles and Smiles for Michaella, a 3.2-mile walk beginning and ending at Morgan Bowl.

Southborough celebrates 41st Heritage Day

October 16th, 2014

Annabel Blanchard, 4, and her sister Georgieanna, 7, pet a pony from the Woodville Trailbusters 4H Club in Hopkinton.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Southborough – The center of Southborough was bustling with activities Oct. 13 for its 41st Heritage Day Celebration, organized by Southborough Recreation. Festivities began the previous evening when the Southborough Rotary Club presented the 16th annual Light-Up Southborough. Over 200 carved and decorated jack-o-lanterns were still on display along [...]

Marlborough observes Fire Prevention Week

October 16th, 2014

Oliver Harris, 8, and Todd Manning, 6, are amazed by a vehicle extraction demonstration.

Marlborough – The Marlborough Central Fire Station hosted an open house Oct. 11 in observance of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 5 to 11). After collecting fire safety literature, children watched videos and live demonstrations, participated in an obstacle course and got behind the wheel of the department’s emergency vehicles. They and their families were treated to pizza, ice cream and popcorn.

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