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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.

McCarthy’s Landscaping goes pink for October

October 20th, 2014

The entire McCarthy's company is wearing pink this October including owner Roger McCarthy (far left) and his wife, Sue (in front). 
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West Boylston – Throughout the month of October, pink ribbons representing breast cancer and support are seemingly everywhere. They are even on the specially designed pink t-shirts of the 14 McCarthy’s Landscaping and Irrigation employees. The team has a very special reason to be proudly wearing pink this October – they are honoring the company’s co-owner Sue McCarthy, who is a breast cancer survivor.

Marlborough home destroyed in two-alarm blaze

October 20th, 2014

M fire 4

Marlborough – A single story home was destroyed in a two-alarm blaze early afternoon Oct. 19. The home, owned by Doug and Beth Wambolt, is located at 373 Parmenter  St. near the Southborough border. No one was home at the time but the family’s three Cairn Terriers, all perished in the fire. Four engines, a [...]

Shrewsbury tops Westborough, 35-12

October 18th, 2014

Westborough’s Stephen Falvey attempts to dive over the goal line in the fourth quarter.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials defeated the Westborough High School Rangers 35-12 in a football game played Oct. 17. The Colonials improve to 5-1 on the season while the Rangers fall to 1-5.

Westborough art teacher finds inspiration in illness

October 17th, 2014

Crawford’s art project is on display at the Westborough Shopping Center now through the end of October. 
Photo/Ed Turner

Westborough – Westborough resident Linda Crawford has looked at enough black shoes to last a lifetime.

“I’m so tired of black shoes,” she laughed.

She not only looked at them, she painted them – and shoes of other colors as well – as part of an art project she undertook shortly after she learned she had breast cancer.

Vigil held to remember lives lost to domestic violence

October 17th, 2014

A volunteer speaks at the fourth annual candlelight vigil sponsored by ADVISE and Saheli. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Shrewsbury – A candlelight vigil held on Shrewsbury Common Oct. 15 for domestic violence victims and survivors drew record participation.

And while domestic violence deaths in Massachusetts are down considerably since 2010, “I think when people start making it their own issue, that’s when we’re going to see meaningful change,” said Julie Ingersoll, a member of the Against Domestic Violence in Shrewsbury Education (ADVISE) project.

Couple exchanges vows – twice in one day

October 16th, 2014

Susan and Phil Sheridan (standing) and Isabel Slavinskas 
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Region – Many couples renew their vows several decades after they first took them. For Phil and Susan Sheridan, there was a compelling reason not to wait years later but instead to say “I do” once again just a mere few hours after the first time they officially became husband and wife.

On the afternoon of Sept. 14 at St. John’s Church in Worcester the former Susan Slavinskas and Phil Sheridan exchanged vows before an audience of family and friends.

Westborough High artist displays mural in Boston

October 16th, 2014

Michelle Stevens displays her mural, which was one of five selected to be displayed at Boston Calling.

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Westborough – Michelle Stevens, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS), answered the call as one of only five artists selected to display a mural in the inaugural “Blank Canvas” of the fourth Boston Calling, a music festival held Sept. 5 to 7 at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

“If everyone at the festival walked by my art once, that’s 45,000 people seeing it, so that’s pretty cool,” she said. “Another highlight was getting to go there free because I really like music.”

Shrewsbury Library moves to temporary new home

October 10th, 2014

Keith Summers of American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., loads up a section of books on a specially designed cart to truck them to Lake Street.

Shrewsbury – Moving the Shrewsbury Public Library to its new temporary new home is no small feat. Thousands of books have to be transported. All the computers and electronics have to be disconnected and then reconnected. Furniture, files and fixtures have to travel the 2.2 miles from 609 Main St., the center of town to south of Route 9 into the former early intervention preschool building behind the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center at 214 Lake St. The library staff and American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., a professional library moving company, are hard at work to make the transition to a space less than half the current library’s size.

Special Olympics of Massachusetts inducts 15 into Hall of Fame

October 9th, 2014

Special Olympics of Massachusetts 2014 Hall of Fame inductees (l to r) Ashley Connelly, Rebecca Richard and David Tynes gather before the induction ceremony. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Region – Ashley Connelly has competed in nine of the Special Olympics of Massachusetts’ 24 sports over the past 25 years, and swimming is his favorite one.

The organization recently gave Connelly a round of applause – out of the pool.

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