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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.

Feels like summer for Shrewsbury’s fall festival parade

September 28th, 2014

Costumed members of the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team collectively cheer.

Shrewsbury – The unseasonably hot weather Sept. 28 felt more like summer as the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade travelled its 1.1-mile route downtown.

Sun shines on Westborough’s Arts in Common

September 28th, 2014

Elizabeth and Ben Anderson play Scottish tunes on the bandstand.

Westborough – Although it was rainy for several of this event’s early years, there wasn’t a cloud in sight Sept. 27 at the Bay State Green when the Westborough Cultural Council celebrated its sixth annual Arts in Common. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 23 acts presented music, dance, theater, comedy and poetry on two stages. Over 40 artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from local eateries.

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