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Local lacrosse stars finish strong in Bay State Games Summer Tournament

July 26th, 2015

The Central Region Boys’ Lacrosse team with coaches Bruno Nardone, Paul Nardone and Jack Henn. (Photo/submitted)

Region – There was a lot of anticipation leading up to the 2015 Bay State Games Boys Lacrosse Summer Tournament. Fourth-year Central Region Coach Bruno Nardone knew that a gold medal repeat would be tough with a team that featured younger, less seasoned players than the 2014 squad.  However, with a lot of great lacrosse [...]

Avidia donates $4,000 to Hudson Area Arts Alliance

July 26th, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Lynne Johnson, executive director of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; Denise Reid, marketing and development coordinator of the Hudson Area Arts Alliance; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson Branch manager of Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the Hudson Area Arts Alliance. This donation helped to support the free artist appreciation concert in June at Wood Park. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.  

Outdoor seating area dedicated to late Ted Coghlin

July 23rd, 2015

Benjamin Lapin (far left) stands with members of the Coghlin family, (l to r), Susan Mailman, Tim Coghlin, Roselyn Coghlin, Karen Coghlin, and Maureen Coghlin

Worcester – Family and friends of Ted Coghlin gathered at the Worcester Senior Center July 15 to officially open a new outdoor seating area that was dedicated in the late Shrewsbury resident’s memory.

Coghlin, a noted businessman, community leader and philanthropist, was also an avid supporter of scouting and considered the “Godfather” of the Worcester Technical High School. He passed away in December 2014.

Webster Five announces promotions

July 22nd, 2015

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Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank recently announced the promotion of Pawel Powaza, personal banker, to assistant branch manager of the Shrewsbury location. Powaza joined Webster Five in early 2015 and has since been promoted to oversee the daily operations of the branch, including staff supervision.

Avidia donates to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

July 22nd, 2015

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Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster. This donation will help with operational support of Project Learn STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).

New sculptures to be unveiled at grand opening of Art on the Trail in Hopkinton

July 16th, 2015


Hopkinton – The public is invited to the grand opening of Art on the Trail along the Hopkinton Center Trail Sunday, Aug. 2, from 2-4 p.m. The event includes the unveiling of nine new sculpture installations created by residents of Hopkinton and nearby towns. At 2:15 p.m., speakers will deliver introductory remarks at the Center [...]

A tip on protecting yourself from mosquitoes and ticks

July 1st, 2015

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Marlborough – From dawn to dusk, it is the season when we should protect ourselves from pesky mosquitoes and certain types of ticks. Just like sunscreen, be diligent about using insect repellents for better protection against being bitten.

Tebo & Sons Landscaping & Pool Removal – Company removes pools, restores lawn and landscaping

June 30th, 2015

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What types of pools do you remove?

“We remove gunite pools, liner pools and above-ground pools. We also haul away spas and Jacuzzis,” said Herb Tebo, owner of Tebo & Sons, a pool removal company which works throughout the state. “When we haul away a pool, if there are other items that people no longer want, such as pool furniture, we take that as well. If the homeowner doesn’t want a fence any more, we will remove that.”

RE/MAX Vision opens new Shrewsbury office

June 30th, 2015

Marie Mingione, Realtor, Jeff Burk, Broker/owner, Sandy Bosnakis, Realtor and Mary Dooley, Realtor 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – Dozens of guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of RE/MAX Vision’s new office located at 181 Main St. in Shrewsbury June 25. The company also has an office at 1 West Boylston Street, Suite 305, Worcester, which will continue to stay open, according to owner Jeff Burk.

Grill on the Hill offers fine food with a view

June 23rd, 2015

Grill on the Hill Executive Chef Jim Fancy on the deck of his restaurant
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Region – The Grill on the Hill is a hidden oasis in the heart of Worcester, perched on a hill overlooking Green Hill Golf Course and pond. The view alone is worth a visit, but with its new chef and newly inspired menu it’s a must-try.

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