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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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

Discouraging budget outlook for schools

December 26th, 2008

Shrewsbury – On the heels of a memo from the Board of Selectmen outlining a bleak outlook for the upcoming budget season, school officials said they are prepared to come forward with a budget with limited, if any, improvements in terms of funding. "We will surface with a budget that is very, very lean, extremely […]

Holiday shops bring out visitors

December 19th, 2008

Westborough – Julie, 7, and Sarah Carrier, 8, of Westborough select their gingerbread at the Evangelical Congregational United Church of Christ. Holiday shops there, at the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Westborough Historical Society attracted shoppers along West Main Street earlier this month.

Westborough's most renowned millionaire moving south

December 19th, 2008

Westborough – He certainly wasn't Westborough's first millionaire, but he may be its most well-known one, and Paul Bilodeau is living exactly the life others expect for someone who's hit the Lottery. That life now includes a dream home in Isle of Palms, S.C., where Paul met his wife, Delores, many years ago. They moved […]

Matthew Spring becomes Eagle Scout

December 19th, 2008

Westborough – Matthew Spring of Westborough's Troop 4 was honored as an Eagle Scout Nov. 15 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Church. To be awarded the Eagle Scout rank, a scout must earn 21 merit badges, hold a position of responsibility within the troop and complete an Eagle Scout service project that benefits a church, […]

Dancers perform at annual holiday event

December 19th, 2008

Westborough – Charlotte Klein and her dancers gather together at the annual holiday party for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization Dec. 6 at Westborough High School. About 45 dancers from Klein's two studios, in Westborough and Worcester, provided the entertainment during the event. The dance performance has been a tradition for 30 years.

Church members hope to sell Revere bell locally

December 19th, 2008

Westborough – One of the few church bells forged by Paul Revere is for sale, and the members of Westborough's now closed First Baptist Church hope it will remain in town. "We set what we thought was a fair price for it: $200,000," said Bob Walker, a member of the committee that is handling dispersal […]

Community invited to walk labyrinth at St. Stephen's Church

December 19th, 2008

Westborough – A labyrinth has been constructed in the back lawn of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 3 John St., Westborough, and all are invited to walk on the symbolic path. A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful […]

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