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Hanukkah celebration features traditional games, foods

December 22nd, 2014

Ben (left) and Alex Friedberg with their menorah

Westborough – The Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough kicked off Hanukkah with a party and dreidel tournament Dec. 17.

For whom the bell (tower) no long tolls

December 19th, 2014

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Westborough – On a cold and overcast afternoon crews start the process of demolishing the final part of the former Westborough fire station, the bell tower. The building was torn down to make room for a parking lot for the new fire station, which opened next door in November. Photos/Bonnie Adams

Algonquin boys’ hockey honors fallen soldier at tournament

December 18th, 2014

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Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ ice hockey team lost in overtime 3-2 to the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers in the opening game of the Borough’s Cup Dec. 17.

Algonquin came from behind to tie up the game 2-2 on a goal by senior Paul Luongo with 0:57 left in regulation play. Connor Bernard scored in overtime to secure the win for Wachusett

Tournament continues Mark Fidrych’s passion for helping his community and beyond

December 18th, 2014

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Northborough – This summer, a softball tournament continuing Mark Fidrych’s commitment to special needs children and adults raised $55,000.

The Mark Fidrych Foundation now is planning its fifth annual Make Your Mark Softball Tournament for Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Memorial and Casey fields on East Main Street, according to Fidrych’s widow, Ann.

Festival features more than trees

December 17th, 2014

The Olde Towne Carolers sing holiday classics.

Marlborough – Traveling weather was ideal Dec. 12 to 14 for guests to attend the Marlborough Historical Society’s seventh annual Metrowest Festival of Trees at the Royal Plaza Trade Center. In addition to over a dozen wreaths, more than 100 decorated trees from two- to 7-1/2 feet were displayed and sponsored by businesses, organizations and community leaders. Many guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win their favorite entries.

Boroughs Y proclaims joy to the worldwide holidays

December 15th, 2014

Santa reaches the top of the rock wall.

Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 12th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, which was free and open to the community Dec. 13 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA.

Children learned about holidays celebrated around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents got the chance to holiday shop at a craft fair.

Shrewsbury honors veterans with wreath ceremony

December 13th, 2014

Members of Victor Quaranta American Legion Post 397, joined by Boy Scouts from the Ray Stone Post, pose for a photo after the wreath laying ceremony. 
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Shrewsbury – On a cold and windy Saturday morning, members of the Victor Quaranta American Legion Post 397 placed seven wreaths representing the branches of the military on graves located in the Veterans’ Lot in the Mountain View Cemetery Dec. 13.

Shrewsbury police hold toy drive for St. Anne’s

December 13th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Police Patrolman’s Local 426 hosted its annual “Fill the Wagon” toy drive Dec. 13 at the Shrewsbury Police Station. The toys that were donated by generous residents and businesses to the drive will be donated to St. Anne’s Church this year.

The end of an era

December 11th, 2014

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Now that the town’s new fire station is up and running, crews have started to demolish the former station. Once the debris is cleared, the lot will be turned into a parking lot for the new station.

Interboro Community Band to present free winter concert

December 10th, 2014

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Southborough – The Interboro Community Band will be holding a free winter concert Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. at the Trottier Middle School.

The concert, which will be conducted by Richard Romanoff, will be a family friendly event that will feature some well-loved pieces such as the “King Cotton March,” “Holst’s Second Suite” and the “British 8th March” as well as some lesser known, but very enjoyable works. Refreshments will be available at intermission.

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