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Marlborough Labor Day Parade showcases an active community

September 2nd, 2014

City Councilor Ed Clancy is honored as grand marshal.

Marlborough – Participants and spectators preferred the humidity rather than the forecast of rain Sept. 1 for the 63rd annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year's theme of “Marlborough – An Active Community,” the parade featured two dozen bands, 16 floats and many political candidates before the Sept. 9 state primary.

Bathing beauties

September 2nd, 2014

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Shrewsbury – On a hot, humid, summer day, these little birds are grateful for a cool place to find some relief. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

Carnival returns to Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend

September 1st, 2014

Matheus, 6, and Maya, 5, spin in a teacup.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]

Carnival returns to Marlborough's Labor Day weekend

September 1st, 2014

Matheus, 6, and Maya, 5, spin in a teacup.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough's Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]

Marlborough church hosts ninth Grecian Festival

September 1st, 2014

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Marlborough – Heather Demos (left) and Katherine Lazouras, 7 (right), join a member of the dance troupe “Greek Pride of Rhode Island” after their performance Aug. 30, the first of the three-day ninth annual Grecian Festival held on the grounds of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. Among the selections on an extensive menu prepared by [...]

Friess attains rank of Eagle Scout with Whitcomb School project

September 1st, 2014

Justin Friess shows off one of the four tables he and his team made for his Eagle Scout service project at the Whitcomb Middle School. 
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Marlborough – Justin Friess, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 2, recently completed his service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting's highest honor.

Friess, along with members of his troop, his family and friends, built four hexagon shaped picnic tables for the courtyard of the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School. The crew also did some landscaping and painted the Marlborough Panthers “paw” logo at the area.

Sampling Marlborough's good tastes

August 27th, 2014

The Jesse Fontaine Trio performs for guests outside of Fish Restaurant & Food Bar.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by Old Marlborough, Inc. Musicians provided live entertainment at several venues while guests sampled food and desserts from over 25 eateries. The Community Advocate was a media sponsor. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Applefest Committee announces Arthur Cole as grand marshal

August 26th, 2014

Arthur Cole
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Northborough – The Applefest Committee recently announced that longtime Northborough resident Arthur Cole will serve as grand marshal in this year's festivities taking place Sept. 19-21. Many local residents nominated Cole due to his outstanding work on the Northborough Trails Committee as well as his more than 20 years of involvement in Northborough town government.

Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen

August 26th, 2014

Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the "Pride in Workmanship Award."
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Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.

Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.

Athletes volunteer for second annual ‘Rangers Give Back’

August 25th, 2014

(l to r) WHS Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and students Olivia Natale and Katie Bretta Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Whether it's providing funding or just cheering them on in good times or bad, student athletes depend on the support of their community. On Aug. 19, members of the various Westborough High School (WHS) athletic teams returned the favor, by participating in the second annual “Rangers Give Back.”

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