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Turkey Trot raises $5,500 for Northborough Food Pantry

December 10th, 2014

Several of the participants in the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot 
Photo/courtesy Maggie Kosovsky

Northborough – Over two hundred walkers and runners did not let snowy conditions stop them from participating in the seventh annual Thanksgiving Day 5k Turkey Trot held Nov. 27. The annual event, organized by Northborough residents Rita Matraia and Maggie Kosovsky, raised $5,500 this year for the Northborough Food Pantry.

Impressions of a veteran

December 10th, 2014

Paul V. Harrington, with his son Peter, are greeted by well-wishers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Marlborough – Paul V. Harrington, a lifelong resident of Marlborough, is a U.S. Navy veteran who served in World War II. Recently he flew to Washington D.C. for the day as the guest of Honor Flight New England.

Iconic Edgemere Diner once again open for business

December 9th, 2014

The iconic Edgemere Diner is once again open for business. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – It took a bit longer than they planned but Nov. 11 the new owners of the iconic Edgemere Diner were finally able to open their doors for business.

Michael Novick and Stephen Colangelo have been friends since their kindergarten days growing up in Worcester. Both have decades of restaurant experience but this is their first foray into ownership.

Center gives children with Down syndrome a chance to dance

December 9th, 2014

(l to r) Jenny, Ms. Cassie, Olivia, Ms. Alicia, Olivia and Maria 

Northborough – At Diane Cournoyer Dance Center in Northborough, students learn more than technique and steps. They develop determination, grace, poise, self-respect and respect for others, commitment, teamwork, discipline, patience and confidence. In the Down with Dance class, designed specifically for students with Down syndrome, students reap the social and physical benefits of dance – and more.

Northborough holds rainy tree lighting

December 7th, 2014

A festive crowd braves the rain watch to the annual Northborough Tree Lighting, an annual tradition since 1968.

Northborough – A festive crowd braved the rain during Northborough’s tree lighting Dec. 6. The annual tradition dates back to 1968, when the tree was planted in memory of Northborough resident Neil Ellsworth, who was killed in Vietnam the previous year. Several members of the Ellsworth family were present for the tree lighting.

Downtown Hudson hosts 12th ‘Holiday Stroll’

December 7th, 2014

Guests ride a horse-drawn hayride around the Wood Square rotary.

Hudson – On a drizzly Dec. 6, residents with umbrellas in hand attended the 12th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Children shared their gift requests with Santa Claus by the fireplace at the Hudson Senior Center. All ages got a unique perspective of downtown while riding a horse-drawn hayride.

Santa changes his mode of transport to Southborough

December 7th, 2014

Santa is escorted to the Community House by elves (l to r) Dayna Buckley and Julia Spencer, event chair.

Southborough – On a damp Dec. 6, families donned rain gear and attended the 37th annual Santa Day. This was only the second time in the event’s long history that inclement weather grounded Santa’s helicopter, which usually lands on St. Mark’s School field.

Santa visits Shrewsbury’s library

December 7th, 2014

Vincent 3- ½ and his sister Nora, 6 months

Shrewsbury – Santa Claus made a visit to the delight of many young patrons of the Shrewsbury Public Library at its temporary site at 214 Lake St. Dec. 6.

Santa visits the Sumner House

December 7th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Santa Claus made a special visit to the Sumner House Dec. 6. He arrived via a Shrewsbury fire engine to the delight of many children who were anxiously awaiting the chance to talk with him and tell him their holiday wishes.

Sheriff’s office distributes over 3,000 winter coats

December 6th, 2014

Alyssa Thibeault, Ellen Savickas and Andrew Abdella from the sheriff’s office; St. Anne’s volunteers Evelyn Jenkins and Elaine LeBlanc; Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis; and Joe Capone, executive director of the Reserve Deputy Sheriff Association 
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis delivered more than 3,000 winter coats to 11 community organizations throughout the county Dec. 3 and 5, as part of the fourth annual Winter Coat Drive. The last stop was at St. Anne’s Church in Shrewsbury.

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