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Candidates address local residents

April 25th, 2008

Selectmen Denzil Drewry Region – On Tuesday May 6, residents in Shrewsbury and Westborough will head to the polls. Among the contested races are Board of Selectmen seats in both towns: two seats in Shrewsbury and one in Westborough. We asked the candidates for those positions to address our readers and respond to these questions: [...]

Armstrong reaches out to diverse community

April 25th, 2008

Westborough – English language learners (ELL) at Armstrong Elementary School have increased 50 percent over the last few years, and that spurred Principal Jeff Slomski and the school council to think about reaching out to the families of those students. "Our school council has kind of made it a mission to connect with [the] diverse [...]

Mill Pond hosts band instrument ‘petting zoo’

April 25th, 2008

Westborough – Most people think of furry creatures when they hear "petting zoo." On April 15, though, Mill Pond School fourth-graders and their parents experienced a diff erent kind of petting zoo – one showcasing band instruments instead of creatures. There were still squawks and squeaks, but the sounds came from instruments, not animals. Paul [...]

Program brings world religions to sixth-graders

April 25th, 2008

Westborough – During the Great Religions program at Mill Pond School, sixthgrader Pranit Lahoty, 11, learned why Sikhs wear turbans. Ashley Solares, 12, was fascinated to learn that Hindus worship many gods. For Kevin Bock, 12, it was a chance to learn about his classmates. "This is probably the only opportunity in the lives of [...]

Literacy Lab off ers opportunities to all learners

April 25th, 2008

Southborough – Looking around the room you'll see some children playing a game of hangman, one child may be sitting silently in a rocking chair with a magazine, some are huddled together wearing headphones and sharing a book, and others are acting out a skit for an audience of their classmates. Although each of these [...]

Donors provide full season of Sunday library hours

April 25th, 2008

Shrewsbury – The Trustees of the Shrewsbury Public Library have announced that 23 individuals, businesses and civic groups in the community have provided funding for a full season of Sunday hours. The season will run through May 18. Sunday hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Recent donors include David and Johanna Musselman, the department heads [...]

In the cards

April 25th, 2008

Shrewsbury – (l to r) Trisha Kelly, Amanda Vuona and Maura Egan get last-minute dealer training before the St. Mary School Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament April 11. The event was sponsored by the St. Mary School Advancement Office.

TV show opens doors for local dancer

April 25th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Adriana Falcon has been dancing since she was 5 years old, and after 20 years of sweat and blisters, she danced her way onto a new reality TV show, "Step It Up & Dance" on Bravo. A Shrewsbury native, Adriana was one of 12 dancers chosen from a pool of thousands of potential [...]

Generations of Girl Scouts at ‘Tea Party’

April 25th, 2008

Hudson – Taylor Polomarenko, 10, a Girl Scout from Troop 2722, takes a break with her grandmother Anne Ingalps after taking part in the Fashion Show, a part of the "Senior & Me Tea Party," held April 13 at the Hudson Portuguese Club. The Girl Scouts in attendance learned about the history of the organization [...]

All about orchids

April 25th, 2008

Hudson – Lynn Ackerman brings along about 10 different types of orchids as she speaks to flower fans April 19 at the Hudson Public Library. Ackerman, from Lyman Estate Greenhouses in Waltham, guided those in attendance about selecting types of orchids, and about proper lighting, temperature and watering. For more information, visit www.waltham-community.org/Lyman.html.

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