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Student raises money for elementary school

December 26th, 2008

Shrewsbury – A nickname earned in elementary school can be something that is treasured forever or something that someone can spend an entire life trying to run away from.   For fourth-grader Justin Schmautz, affectionately knows as "The Car Wash Kid," the nickname he earned while at Coolidge Elementary School will be a constant reminder […]

Achilles Savas, 88

December 26th, 2008

Marlborough – Achilles Savas, 88, died Tuesday Dec. 16, 2008, at Marlborough Hospital after an illness. He was the husband of the late Helen (Voutas) Savas, who died in 1994. He leaves his son, Louis Savas and his wife, April; his daughter, Dorothy van Lingen and her husband, Theodore; his grandchildren, Carol Osbourne, Claudine White, […]

Richer School launches Family Dinner Night

December 26th, 2008

Marlborough – Third-grader Isabella Ramos makes her way along the buff et line at the first annual Family Dinner Night, held in November and sponsored by the Richer Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization. The menu included pasta, salad, meatballs, salad, rolls and homemade desserts. Proceeds will benefit the school's Cultural Arts Programs. After dinner, all […]

Ringing the bell closes a circle

December 26th, 2008

Westborough – I've wanted to live in Boston since I was 12, when my parents gave me a copy of "Johnny Tremain" to read prior to a trip to Ben Franklin's hometown. I still remember walking to the Old North Church, feeling cobbles beneath my feet and admiring the old, beautiful buildings. I grew up […]

The Halfway Cafà raises $5,597 for charities

December 26th, 2008

The Halfway Café raises $5,597 for charities The Halfway Café in Marlborough hosted its annual Christmas Party and Charity Auction Dec. 8, 2008. Over the past 18 years, The Halfway Café has raised over $300,000 that has been donated to neighborhood food pantries, homeless shelters, and many other local charities within the communities of each […]

Bay State All Stars tumble classes start soon

December 26th, 2008

Bay State All Stars in Worcester will start new tumble classes in January for beginner to advanced students. Call for the winter schedule and mention the ad in this week's Community Advocate to receive a special discount off your session. Bay State All Stars is conveniently located near College of the Holy Cross and has […]

How the Grinch closed Glavin

December 26th, 2008

Shrewsbury – Just weeks before Christmas, residents of the Irving A. Glavin Regional Center in Shrewsbury, and their families, were notified that the center will close by June 2013. The center, which is home to 55 intellectually impaired patients, is one of four state facilities slated for closure. In a plan presented by the Governor's […]

Bancroft School announces 2008 Fall Sports Awards

December 26th, 2008

Region – Bancroft School in Worcester recently announced the school's 2008 Fall Sports Award recipients. From Northborough, senior Sarah Morris was named Most Valuable Player (MVP) for varsity cross country; middle school student Robert Wetzel was named MVP for varsity golf; Gabrielle DiBenedetto and Alexandra Rains were named Most Improved for middle school field hockey; […]

Wolf visits Westborough Library

December 26th, 2008

Westborough – Michael LeBlanc of Wolf Talk Educational Programs brought Denahee, a 2-yearold wolf, to Westborough Public Library Dec. 7. Crowds of children and adults listened and asked questions about wolves. Raised among LeBlanc's family, Denahee is calm and accustomed to people. He is also licensed for educational purposes. At Wolf Talk's Gardner facility, LeBlanc […]

Westborough Grange contributes to fuel fund

December 26th, 2008

Westborough – (l to r) Westborough Grange Secretary Nancy Sundstrom and Grand Master Jean Hall present a $1,000 check to Senior Center Director Alma Demanche early last month. The donation went to the fuel assistance fund.

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