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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.

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). 
Photo/submitted

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 
Photo/submitted

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.

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