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Hidden Hillcrest Cemetery honors veterans

November 3rd, 2014


Shrewsbury – Most people don’t know it exists. Fewer visit. Hidden behind overgrown trees and bushes at the point where Green Street meets Centech Boulevard near the Shrewsbury-Grafton town line is Hillcrest Cemetery, a small, neat graveyard that served as the burial place for residents of the former psychiatric facility, Grafton State Hospital.

Shrewsbury rolls over Algonquin

November 1st, 2014

Algonquin’s Kaio Menezes (#23) is brought down by a gang of Shrewsbury tacklers.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials football team defeated the Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks 26-7 in a Central Mass. Division 2 quarterfinal playoff game played Oct. 31.

Scouts to hold annual food drive throughout region

October 31st, 2014

Southborough scouts hold up some of the donations collected in last year's drive. 

Region – Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts across the region are once again gearing up for their annual food drive, “Scouting for Food.” Scouts will be delivering flyers and/or door hangers throughout towns this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. The scouts will then return and collect items from residents Saturday, Nov. 8, that will then be donated to local food pantries.

Immaculate Conception School holds family Fun Run

October 31st, 2014

John, 4, and his mother Tanya Visconti of Marlborough pose in costume after finishing the Immaculate Conception School’s Fun Run.  
Photo/Gregory Arnold

Marlborough – The Immaculate Conception School held a family fun run/5k Oct. 25 to support the school.

Pancreatic Cancer Alliance won’t give up the fight

October 29th, 2014

Gathered after a recent performance of “Love Letters,” a benefit for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) presented at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, are (l to r) Audrey Kurlan-Marcy, PCA chair; performers Sam Elliott and Katharine Ross; and Audrey’s husband Mike Marcy, whose father passed away from pancreatic cancer.


Shrewsbury – Self-described as “a philanthropist without all the money,” Audrey Kurlan-Marcy of Shrewsbury has donated an invaluable amount of time and energy to various cancer causes.

In 1984, she was a founding board member of Hope Lodge, which offers free lodging to cancer patients travelling to Worcester for therapy. In 2010, she co-founded Pink Revolution, an alliance that supports breast cancer survivors throughout central Massachusetts. In 2003, she was a founding member of the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance (PCA) and currently serves as its board chair.

Westborough, Algonquin soccer teams trade wins

October 28th, 2014

Algonquin senior Tyler Morin chases down a ball in the first half of a game against Westborough.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks and the Westborough High School Rangers played a soccer double-header Oct. 27. In the first game, the Algonquin boys team defeated the Rangers 3-1, while in the second game, the Rangers’ girls team topped Algonquin 3-2.

‘Spooktacular’ fun at the Lincoln Street School

October 28th, 2014

Rachel Alberti, age 14, with brother Gregory Alberti, 8, and Sarah Willett, 13

Northborough – The Lincoln Street School celebrated Halloween a week early Oct.24 when they held their annual Fun Day Spooktacular. On the agenda were lots of games, face painting and a visit from special guest John F. Barmon, Jr. of Cambridge who played the character “Spaulding Smails” in the 1980 film, “Caddyshack.” The event also served as a fundraiser for the school.

‘Haunting’ fun in Marlborough

October 28th, 2014

Leah Amato and her husband stand in front of their haunted house in Marlborough.

Marlborough – There’s a family- friendly haunted house in Marlborough that is free to visit with a donation to the Marlborough Food Pantry. After a successful first weekend Oct. 25-26, the event will run again on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31.

Algonquin football advances to playoffs with win over Worcester North

October 27th, 2014

Worcester North’s Nate Griffin is tackled by Algonquin’s John Clark IV (#44), Garrett Scholl (#8) and Chris Gwyn (#68) late in the fourth quarter.

Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks football team defeated the Worcester North Polar Bears 22-16 in a game played Oct. 24. With the victory, the Tomahawks will advance to the playoffs for the first time since 1987.

Costumes on parade in Southborough

October 26th, 2014

Erin Navaroli, 9, dressed as a pink princess, walks with Jessica Wills, 10, as a box of crayons.

Southborough – Windy conditions Oct. 26 caused costumed kids to hold onto their hats while participating in the annual Halloween Parade, a longtime tradition presented by the Southborough Firefighters Association. Escorted by Fire Engine 22, lots of families travelled along Main Street for several blocks.

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