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Westborough High artist displays mural in Boston

October 16th, 2014

Michelle Stevens displays her mural, which was one of five selected to be displayed at Boston Calling.

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Westborough – Michelle Stevens, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS), answered the call as one of only five artists selected to display a mural in the inaugural “Blank Canvas” of the fourth Boston Calling, a music festival held Sept. 5 to 7 at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

“If everyone at the festival walked by my art once, that’s 45,000 people seeing it, so that’s pretty cool,” she said. “Another highlight was getting to go there free because I really like music.”

Shrewsbury Library moves to temporary new home

October 10th, 2014

Keith Summers of American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., loads up a section of books on a specially designed cart to truck them to Lake Street.

Shrewsbury – Moving the Shrewsbury Public Library to its new temporary new home is no small feat. Thousands of books have to be transported. All the computers and electronics have to be disconnected and then reconnected. Furniture, files and fixtures have to travel the 2.2 miles from 609 Main St., the center of town to south of Route 9 into the former early intervention preschool building behind the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center at 214 Lake St. The library staff and American Interfile and Relocations of Bayshore, N.Y., a professional library moving company, are hard at work to make the transition to a space less than half the current library’s size.

Special Olympics of Massachusetts inducts 15 into Hall of Fame

October 9th, 2014

Special Olympics of Massachusetts 2014 Hall of Fame inductees (l to r) Ashley Connelly, Rebecca Richard and David Tynes gather before the induction ceremony. 
Photo/Michael Gelbwasser

Region – Ashley Connelly has competed in nine of the Special Olympics of Massachusetts’ 24 sports over the past 25 years, and swimming is his favorite one.

The organization recently gave Connelly a round of applause – out of the pool.

Westborough resident raises thousands for Alzheimer’s in memory of wife

October 8th, 2014

Jim Tepper (right) and son Steve on their own walk for Alzheimer’s
Photo/courtesy of Jim Tepper

Westborough ­– When Westborough resident Jim Tepper’s wife Alice was diagnosed in 2000 with Alzheimer’s disease when she was only 60 years old, he knew he needed to find local support and resources. “I felt very stuck and I called and chatted with someone from the local Alzheimer’s Association to get some information,” Tepper said. [...]

Scarecrows on the Common now on display

October 4th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The 10th annual “Scarecrows on the Common” display, sponsored by the Shrewsbury Garden Club, will be on display on the Town Common through Friday, Oct. 17. Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey    

Cyclocross event held at Ski Ward

October 3rd, 2014

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Shrewsbury –The Night Weasels Cometh Cyclocross Race drew 364 men and women to the event held at Ski Ward Oct. 1.  The event, part of a race series in New England, required racers of varying levels to bicycle on an uphill terrain, a unique setting for a cyclocross race. Photos/Zenya Molnar

Fall harvest fun

October 1st, 2014

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Region – Crisp fall air, bright sunshine, and farms loaded with ripe crops means it’s time for picking apples and choosing pumpkins. Local farms offer opportunities to spend a day outside and enjoy New England’s bountiful harvest.

Hudson High alumnus awarded Silver Star for heroism in Afghanistan

October 1st, 2014

Tech. Sgt. Matthew McKenna of Hudson (right) salutes Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold after being awarded the Silver Star at a ceremony held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state.

Photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Jackson

Hudson – Tech. Sgt. Matthew McKenna, an Air Force combat controller and a 2000 Hudson High School (HHS) graduate, developed an interest in the military at a young age.

Shrewsbury pays tribute to its spirited residents over age 90

September 29th, 2014

Gladys and Cush Bozenhard, married 69 years

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Shrewsbury – For the eighth year, a special viewing area was stationed in front of the Town Hall for the Spirit of Shrewsbury (SOS) Fall Festival Parade Sept. 28. Seated under a tent were residents over age 90 and their guests. Following the parade, they were invited to attend an Over 90 Tribute Tea at the Shrewsbury Senior Center.

Motorcyclists honor one of their own

September 29th, 2014

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Westborough – Approximately 135 motorcyclists gathered Sept. 20 for an event to honor the late Michelle “Shelly” Barnes Hendrix.

Hendrix, a Westborough native, was killed along with her longtime partner Kirk Arsenault of North Reading, when the motorcycle trike they were riding on was hit from behind by a tractor trailer while the two were traveling in Indiana in May 2014.

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