December 23rd, 2014
Westborough – As a light snow fell, residents and town officials gathered Dec. 21 at the rotary to celebrate the sixth night of Hanukkah with the lighting of a nine-foot public menorah. The annual event is hosted by Chabad of Westborough.
A greeting was offered to those in attendance by Rabbi Michoel Green, who thanked the town’s public safety officers for their support. He also thanked the Rotary Club of Westborough, who annually put up holidays lights on the rotary and in the downtown area.
December 18th, 2014
Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey team lost in overtime 3-2 to the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers in the opening game of the Borough’s Cup Dec. 17.
Algonquin came from behind to tie up the game 2-2 on a goal by senior Paul Luongo with 0:57 left in regulation play. Connor Bernard scored in overtime to secure the win for Wachusett
December 17th, 2014
Marlborough – Traveling weather was ideal Dec. 12 to 14 for guests to attend the Marlborough Historical Society’s seventh annual Metrowest Festival of Trees at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. In addition to over a dozen wreaths, more than 100 decorated trees from two- to 7-1/2 feet were displayed and sponsored by businesses, organizations and community leaders. Many guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite entries.
December 15th, 2014
Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 12th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, which was free and open to the community Dec. 13 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA.
Children learned about holidays celebrated around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents got the chance to holiday shop at a craft fair.
December 13th, 2014
Marlborough – Supporters of Marlborough Hospital were acknowledged and thanked Dec. 11 at the 14th annual Tree of Light ceremony in the Leahy Conference Room.
December 13th, 2014
Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Patrolman’s Local 426 hosted its annual “Fill the Wagon” toy drive Dec. 13 at the Shrewsbury Police Station. The toys that were donated by generous residents and businesses to the drive will be donated to St. Anne’s Church this year.
December 10th, 2014
Northborough – When news broke that the historic White Cliffs estate was up for sale, murmurs and rumors reverberated throughout the community. Fans of the iconic property hoped someone would step forward and continue to run the popular restaurant which has served as the scene for numerous weddings and other special events for last 40 years. A Facebook page, “Save the White Cliffs” quickly garnered over 2,000 friends. Others hoped that possibly the town itself could become the new owner while others (incorrectly) said the property was already doomed to soon come under the wrecking ball in order to make way for new homes.
December 9th, 2014
A History of Northborough Schools
Northborough’s school history began shortly after the town was incorporated in 1766. The town strongly believed in its duty to educate its citizens by providing public schools, starting with grammar schools and eventually opening a high school.
December 7th, 2014
Northborough – A festive crowd braved the rain during Northborough’s tree lighting Dec. 6. The annual tradition dates back to 1968, when the tree was planted in memory of Northborough resident Neil Ellsworth, who was killed in Vietnam the previous year. Several members of the Ellsworth family were present for the tree lighting.
December 7th, 2014
Hudson – On a drizzly Dec. 6, residents with umbrellas in hand attended the 12th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Children shared their gift requests with Santa Claus by the fireplace at the Hudson Senior Center. All ages got a unique perspective of downtown while riding a horse-drawn hayride.