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Immaculate Conception School holds family Fun Run

October 31st, 2014

John, 4, and his mother Tanya Visconti of Marlborough pose in costume after finishing the Immaculate Conception School’s Fun Run.  
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Marlborough – The Immaculate Conception School held a family fun run/5k Oct. 25 to support the school.

Pancreatic Cancer Alliance won’t give up the fight

October 29th, 2014

Gathered after a recent performance of “Love Letters,” a benefit for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) presented at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, are (l to r) Audrey Kurlan-Marcy, PCA chair; performers Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross; and Audrey’s husband Mike Marcy, whose father passed away from pancreatic cancer.


Shrewsbury – Self-described as “a philanthropist without all the money,” Audrey Kurlan-Marcy of Shrewsbury has donated an invaluable amount of time and energy to various cancer causes.

In 1984, she was a founding board member of Hope Lodge, which offers free lodging to cancer patients travelling to Worcester for therapy. In 2010, she co-founded Pink Revolution, an alliance that supports breast cancer survivors throughout central Massachusetts. In 2003, she was a founding member of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) and currently serves as its board chair.

Westborough, Algonquin soccer teams trade wins

October 28th, 2014

Algonquin senior Tyler Morin chases down a ball in the first half of a game against Westborough.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks and the Westborough High School Rangers played a soccer double-header Oct. 27. In the first game, the Algonquin boys team defeated the Rangers 3-1, while in the second game, the Rangers’ girls team topped Algonquin 3-2.

‘Spooktacular’ fun at the Lincoln Street School

October 28th, 2014

Rachel Alberti, age 14, with brother Gregory Alberti, 8, and Sarah Willett, 13

Northborough – The Lincoln Street School celebrated Halloween a week early Oct.24 when they held their annual Fun Day Spooktacular. On the agenda were lots of games, face painting and a visit from special guest John F. Barmon, Jr. of Cambridge who played the character “Spaulding Smails” in the 1980 film, “Caddyshack.” The event also served as a fundraiser for the school.

‘Haunting’ fun in Marlborough

October 28th, 2014

Leah Amato and her husband stand in front of their haunted house in Marlborough.

Marlborough – There’s a family- friendly haunted house in Marlborough that is free to visit with a donation to the Marlborough Food Pantry. After a successful first weekend Oct. 25-26, the event will run again on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31.

Algonquin football advances to playoffs with win over Worcester North

October 27th, 2014

Worcester North’s Nate Griffin is tackled by Algonquin’s John Clark IV (#44), Garrett Scholl (#8) and Chris Gwyn (#68) late in the fourth quarter.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks football team defeated the Worcester North Polar Bears 22-16 in a game played Oct. 24. With the victory, the Tomahawks will advance to the playoffs for the first time since 1987.

Costumes on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2014

Erin Navaroli, 9, dressed as a pink princess, walks with Jessica Wills, 10, as a box of crayons.

Southborough – Windy conditions Oct. 26 caused costumed kids to hold onto their hats while participating in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families travelled along Main Street for several blocks.

Algonquin over Quabbin 1-0 in field hockey

October 23rd, 2014

Quabbin’s Jillian Schlegel (left) and Algonquin’s Grace Grimaldi battle for the ball early in the first half.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks handed the Quabbin Regional High School Lady Panthers their first loss of the season in a 1-0 non-league field hockey game played Oct. 21. The number six-seeded Tomahawks are now 13-1-3 on the season (6-1-3 Midland A), while the number four-seeded Lady Panthers are now 12-1-3 (10-0-2 Midland B). Junior Juliet Chapin scored the goal for Algonquin in the first half.

Apple Tree Arts presents free Halloween music festival

October 23rd, 2014

This budding musician enjoys trying out an instrument at the 2013 party. 
File photo/Bonnie Adams

Region – Apple Tree Arts will host the third annual “Spooky Halloween Music Festival” Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Road. The festival will feature an open rehearsal and performance of Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies (CHYS), Halloween games, and an “instrument petting zoo,” allowing residents to try orchestra instruments provided by Robinson Music of Westborough. The event is free and the public is welcome.

“The music festival is a great way for Apple Tree Arts to showcase the talented musicians of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies,” said Donna Blanchard, executive director of Apple Tree Arts. “These highly, disciplined musicians are an inspiration for our school’s students. To truly appreciate how hard these young symphony musicians practice and dedicate themselves, students must see them in a live performance.”

Outdoor classroom dedicated to former superintendent

October 21st, 2014

The new outdoor classroom
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Southborough – Dr. Charles Gobron will inspire Albert S. Woodward Memorial School students outdoors, as he did in the classroom and school district for more than 40 years.

A new outdoor classroom was dedicated at Woodward Oct. 6, in a ceremony attended by school officials, staff, community members and members of Gobron’s family.

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