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Christopher Heights event collect donations for Marlborough Food Pantry

May 23rd, 2016

Marlborough – Christopher Heights of Marlborough, an assisted living community located on Pleasant Street, hosted an event May 5, “Sip, Sit & Psychic Cinco de Mayo.” The event included psychic readings, chair massage, and Reiki, and was attended by approximately 40 health and senior service industry professionals. Dry goods were collected as well as monetary contributions for the Marlborough Food Pantry. Christopher Heights also matched the generous monetary donation raised by the night’s guests.

Westborough announces grand marshal

May 23rd, 2016

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Westborough – Westborough recently announced that veteran Andrew R. Toorock has been named grand marshal of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30.

Sister Adrienne Belanger, 88, of Marlborough

May 23rd, 2016

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Marlborough – Sister Adrienne Belanger (Sister Mary Clarisse), a Sister of St. Anne, died at Marie Esther Health Center Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Born in Worcester, she was the youngest child of the late Eugene and Emma Belanger. She joined the Sisters of St. Anne in Lachine, Quebec, pronounced vows and was assigned to their […]

Hudson actor to portray King Arthur onstage in ‘Spamalot’

May 23rd, 2016

Gary Swanson


By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson – After Gary Swanson of Hudson works full-time as a senior personal financial representative at the Westborough branch of Central One Federal Credit Union, he frequently travels to Sturbridge for play rehearsals or performances. He’s now rehearsing the lead role of King Arthur in the musical comedy “Monty […]

On the road to preparing fourth T’s Ride in Hudson

May 23rd, 2016

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Hudson – The Xtreme Riders (XR) and the American Veterans Motorcycle Club (AVMC) are once again partnering to present the fourth annual T’s Ride, scheduled for Sunday, June 5, beginning and ending at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959. This memorial motorcycle ride celebrates the life of Tony “T” Fasulo, who passed away at age 48 in 2011 after crashing on Route 290 in Shrewsbury. Proceeds go to the Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivors’ Fund (MMSF).

Ceremony honors soldier lost in WWII

May 23rd, 2016

A plaque honoring U.S. Navy Petty Officer William Dohlus is now at his family's plot.

Grafton – On what would have been his 100th birthday, a Grafton resident received posthumously a special honor – a plaque recognizing his service to his country.

Shrewsbury to hold Kids’ Equipment Day June 4

May 23rd, 2016

Shrewsbury – The town of Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department and the Highway Department present the annual Kids Equipment Day Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Municipal Highway Garage, 211 South St. The event is free and open to the public. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing the town’s […]

Sun shines on Grafton History Day

May 22nd, 2016

Linda Casey, director of the Grafton Historical Society Museum, displays a copy of “Grafton,” a pictorial book she authored.

Grafton – Ideal spring weather May 14 contributed to another successful Grafton History Day held at Grafton Common. Co-sponsored by the Grafton Historical Society and the Grafton Garden Club, the annual five-hour event celebrates the town’s 1735 incorporation.

Hudson High softball hopeful for playoff run

May 22nd, 2016

Hudson’s Haley Gaffney swings at the ball.

Hudson — Just like in Presidential politics, momentum both out of the gate and down the stretch can mean everything for high school sports teams.

Take the Hudson High varsity softball team as one of the area’s most high-octane, high- momentum teams. Coming off an under-.500 season in 2015, the Hawks proceeded to run off eight wins out of the first nine contests before a slight mid-season slide. Confidence never wavered at any point even after a difficult May 14 evening matchup, falling to Auburn, 2-0.

‘Our Founding Fashions’ to flaunt Northborough history

May 19th, 2016

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Northborough – When Kathleen Pierce first presented the idea for an historical fashion show to her sewing circle last summer, she never thought it would become a significant Northborough Historical Society (NHS) event to celebrate Northborough’s 250th anniversary.

Eighteen months and more than 20 costumes later, the NHS is ready to present “Our Founding Fathers” fashion show Sunday, May 22, at the Northborough Historical Society.

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