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Celebrations galore

August 27th, 2016

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Region – When residents and guests celebrate the 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival next month, there will be one new event they will definitely not want to miss – a fireworks display on Saturday, Sept. 24. The fireworks will be lit from the Glavin Regional Center on Lake Street and weather permitting, should […]

Northborough’s Applefest: More than apple pie

August 27th, 2016

Members of Mixed Company will perform at Applefest Saturday, Sept. 17: (l to r) drummer Bruce Hanahan, bass player Dave Crittendon, rhythm guitar player Tom Woodsum, lead guitar player Tracy Jenkins, and lead vocalist Michelle Gates. (Photo/Nancy Rodriguez)

Northborough – Northborough’s annual Applefest showcases the true spirit of community as many organizations come together and sponsor family events throughout the weekend. This year the festival will be held Sept. 15-18.

Zechello and Quinn announce engagement

August 27th, 2016

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Northborough – William Zechello and Kathleen Quinn, both of Northborough, have announced their engagement. Their wedding will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the First Congregational Church in Milford, Mass.

Grafton Fire Department receives donation of equipment to save pets’ lives

August 27th, 2016

Grafton Firefighter Christopher Blessing and Cody, the Great Dane, demonstrate how the masks fit even a giant breed dog.

Grafton -The Grafton Fire Department has received a donation of three sets of pet oxygen masks specially designed for use in rescues involving pets. Grafton Fire Department Medical Coordinator Dave Runyan requested the donation from Canine Company after learning about its Canine Saves project to provide the lifesaving pet masks to first responders in the […]

Northborough’s Dorian McMenemy returns from Rio Olympics

August 27th, 2016

McMenemy dives into one of the Olympic pools at practice.

Northborough – While most people sat in front of their televisions in awe watching athletes from around the world compete at the recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 19-year-old Northborough resident Dorian McMenemy was actually there, competing in the 50-meter freestyle swim.

Shopping (art) break

August 27th, 2016

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Region  – Tyler Monaghan, 10, and Renee Monaghan, 5, of Westborough, take a break from back-to-school shopping at the Auburn Mall Aug. 20 to show off their artwork. The kids were two of the many local children who came out to the mall to enjoy activities that included face painting and a temporary tattoo bar, […]

Marlborough students learn the world of work with local companies

August 26th, 2016

Marlborough – Marlborough High School students are working hard this summer for companies in the city through the STEM Early College High School program – and that partnership is making an impact in the community. Dow, Raytheon, UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital, National Grid, Geisel Software and the Marlborough Information Technology Department have all opened […]

Shrewsbury High School graduate travels to South Africa

August 26th, 2016

Peyton Heller (far right, front, in white t-shirt) and other students from Lead Abroad pose with Heller's host family at a nearby township where the group completed a week of community service. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Seeking exposure to the issues facing the rest of the world, Shrewsbury High School graduate Peyton Heller recently spent five weeks in Cape Town, South Africa, volunteering in a local township, taking classes and exploring the country.

Homes & more ads, August 19 edition

August 26th, 2016

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August 26th, 2016

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