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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

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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.

Lobster served with a side of networking

July 29th, 2014

Manning the clam chowder station are City Councilor Don Landers and Jeffrey Schaffer, a MRCC board member.

Marlborough – Over 170 guests gathered July 23 for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce's (MRCC) annual Lobster Fest in a tent at the Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury. The menu also included streamers and mussels, barbecue chicken, clam chowder, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, corn bread, watermelon, ice cream and blueberry pie.

First responders and veterans honored at ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 29th, 2014

State Senator Michael Moore, Worcester Register of Probate Stephen Abraham, Rev. Will Bard, founder and CEO of LiveLife Center and Valiant Veterans, and Amanda Sullivan (front), executive director of LiveLife and executive director and co-founder of Valiant Veterans, with Boston Bruins mascot "Blades," two of the team's "Ice Girls" and "Corporal Gunnar."

Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Charity golf tournament honors loved ones

July 25th, 2014

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club Women's Golf Association (WGA) hosted its second annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation July 17 at the Marlborough Country Club. All 72 golfers, men and women of varying levels, were encouraged to wear pink as they spent the day golfing, participating in activities [...]

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