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Apple Tree Arts announces summer youth programs

June 26th, 2015

Russell Jewell instructs a student.

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts has announced several youth summer programs that will offer students the opportunity to play in a band or ensemble group. “We are offering older elementary-aged and middle school students the opportunity to play an instrument in a fun collaborative group with two new programs,” said Donna Blanchard, the organization’s executive [...]

Marlborough chamber hosts fashion show

June 25th, 2015

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Marlborough – Move over Gisele, Kate and Karlie. There’s a new group of supermodels in town. Specifically the six lovely ladies and one handsome (and brave) man who strutted their best moves in the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s (MRCC) Fashion Show held June 19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel. The show was held as part of the MRCC’s monthly Women’s Business Council Luncheon.

4th Annual KMS Golf ‘Tourna-Mint’ to be held Aug. 1

June 23rd, 2015

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Grafton – Golfers of all skill-levels are invited to play in the Fourth Annual KMS Golf “Tourna-Mint,” to be held at the Highfields Golf & Country Club, Saturday, Aug. 1. The event will be a four person Florida-style scramble with prizes for first, second, and last places, closest to the pin, longest drive, a putting [...]

WYFS ready for ‘Hot Summer Nights’

June 21st, 2015

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Westborough – The Westborough Youth and Family Services (WYFS) kicked off their Hot Summer Nights program June 19 with an ice cream giveaway for teens finishing their last day of school in front of the Forbes Municipal Building. WYFS administrative assistant Cathy Cairns passed out hot pink program booklets containing the Hot Summer Nights activity offerings and registration form.

Groundbreaking held for Lincoln Street School project

June 21st, 2015

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Northborough – As school children looked on, town and state officials, residents, and representatives from the Massachusetts School Building Authority celebrated the groundbreaking for a major addition and renovation project at the Lincoln Street Elementary School (LSS).

Gibbons students make ‘change’ for kids with cancer

June 17th, 2015

( l to r) Inna Voloshina and Cassie Kelly, Marlborough Savings Bank and Frank Jones and Brian Paulhus, Gibbons Middle School 
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Westborough – We all have it – spare change. Pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters, just tossed into our bags, jars at home, and in our cars. Sometimes we roll it up and deposit it into banks, other times it just collects. But recently, the students at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough put all of their spare change to a very good use. And thanks to that, children fighting cancer, including one of their own classmates, will benefit.

Grafton nonprofit gives homeless dogs a second chance

June 17th, 2015

Two of the dogs helped by Bay State Dogs

Grafton – The famous cartoonist Charles Schulz once wrote “Happiness is a warm puppy.” Bay State Dogs, a Grafton-based nonprofit, would almost certainly add that it’s also a warm dog – of any age – in need of a second chance. With its mission to rescue and find good homes for Massachusetts canines, it’s been busy spreading that happiness to people and their furry new companions. Martha Palermo, who founded Bay State Dogs in 2011, is a dog trainer who has been passionate about helping dogs for years.

SPM tops Shrewsbury in baseball division finals

June 14th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Ryan Pumphret receives a pickoff throw as St. Peter-Marian’s PJ Barry dives back to first base.

Worcester – – The number 1 seed Shrewsbury High School Pioneers baseball team was defeated by the number 6 seed St. Peter-Marian High School Guardians by a score of 15-4 in the MIAA Central Division 1 finals. The game was played at Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field on June 13.

Apple Tree Arts to host Community Ice Cream Social

June 14th, 2015

Ice cream fans enjoy last year's social. 
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Grafton – Apple Tree Arts is hosting the second annual Community Ice Cream Social Thursday, June 18, from 5-7 p.m. on the Grafton Common. Everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious ice cream, live music and a bounce house. Ice cream is $3.00 a bowl with lots of yummy toppings. Rain date is Wednesday, June 24. [...]

Pelosi and McGovern visit Community Harvest Project to lead discussion on hunger

June 14th, 2015

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Grafton – Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the United States House of Representatives and U.S. Congressman James McGovern (MA-02) led a discussion on the increasing problem of food insecurity in America in a meeting held at the Community Harvest Project (CHP) June 13.

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