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Spring/summer clothes swap to be held in Shrewsbury

March 15th, 2013

Shrewsbury – Kids grow out of their clothes almost as fast as the clocks change back and forth to daylight savings time. For years parents have been passing down gently used clothing to siblings or friends or selling and buying at garage sales.

‘Evening of Giving’ raises $32,000 for Marlborough shelter

March 15th, 2013

Bob Kays, chair of the Evening of Giving committee, presents a check for $32,000, proceeds from the 23d event held last December to benefit Roland's House  to Susan Gentili, director of the emergency services program for South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), the sponsoring agency, at a gathering held recently at Chez Siam. (left to right), Chris Sperou, manager and son of owner Chez Siam owner Charlotte Sperou; Kays, Gentili, and Ivette Mesmar, food committee chairman. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Friends of Roland's House, men and women committed to preventing homeless people from living on the street, gathered at the restaurant Chez Siam recently to hear about the success of the 23rd Evening of Giving. The fundraiser has become a beloved annual tradition for the communities of Marlborough and Hudson.

WCLT announces Earth Day Essay Contest

March 15th, 2013

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) has announced it is once again sponsoring its annual Earth Day Essay Contest, which is open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors. The organization plans to award two $1,000 WCLT Scholarships. The contest will run March 1 to April 1. Essays and scholarship applications are […]

Zeh nurse makes “purple” promise

March 15th, 2013

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Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh School has been raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for nine years. To date, students have collected over $17,000 for the “Pennies for Patients” campaign, which aims to involve kids by teaching them about community and helping others by joining in the fight against blood cancers. The service learning, character education and philanthropy program asks students to collect spare change over a three-week period. Campaign dates for Zeh were Jan. 28 to Feb. 22.

“Silver surfers” take to technology

March 15th, 2013

Student Frances Palmer (r) helps Ann Wilson (l) with her iPad. (Picture/Sue Wambolt)

Northborough/Southborough – Under the direction of math teacher Eileen Palmer and guidance counselor Jason Lessard, Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) Community Action Program (CAP) students have spent the last month holding technology seminars for seniors at both the Southborough Senior Center and the Northborough Senior Center. The tech-savvy teens have made great strides in closing any technology generation gaps, showing seniors easy ways to mute their phones, text, change ring tones, take pictures or download a book on a Kindle.

Claire P. Chapdelaine, 87

March 15th, 2013

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Northborough – Claire P. (Trautner) Chapdelaine, 87, died at Beaumont of Northborough after a long illness. She leaves her devoted husband of 65 years, Harvey F. Chapdelaine. She is also survived by two sons, Wayne Chapdelaine of Washington, ME and Jeffrey Chapdelaine of Spencer; a daughter, Paula Darling of Grafton; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and […]

Paul J. Ryan, 76

March 15th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Paul J. Ryan, of Shrewsbury, died unexpectedly at home Wednesday, March 13, 2013. He was 76. Paul was born Dec. 3, 1936 in Somerville, a son of the late Thomas F. and Mildred V. (Neville) Ryan. He was raised in Cambridge and graduated from Saint John the Evangelist High School in North Cambridge. […]

Animated for anime

March 15th, 2013


Hudson – The Internet is a portal for television and movies to reach other cultures, and it is not just Hollywood media that is crossing boundaries. Anime, or Japanese cartoons, are watched by Americans on television, DVD and websites such as Crunchyroll.com. Hudson resident Chris Beveridge has been a fan of the genre for years and has even created a writing career around his fandom. Now founder of FandomPost.com, he enters his 15th year of this line of work this month.

Elizabeth M. Filipe, 38

March 15th, 2013

Hudson – Elizabeth M. “Bethy” Filipe, 38, of Hudson, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham Union Hospital. She is survived by her loving parents, Eugene R. and Theresa (MacLellan) Filipe of Hudson. Bethy was born in Marlborough and was a lifelong resident of Hudson. She attended local schools and was a […]

City clerk seeking election workers

March 15th, 2013

Marlborough – City Clerk Lisa Thomas invites city residents to attend an Elections Fair Tuesday, March 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for an informal review of election positions.? Wardens, clerks and inspectors are needed for municipal, state and federal elections to be held this year. Participating in elections give residents a chance to show […]

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