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Local gym teacher finds new passion helping students and community

December 8th, 2016

Christine Foley (center) with student volunteers 
Photo/Valerie Franchi

Region – When Shrewsbury resident Christine Foley took over as the physical education teacher at South High School in Worcester eight years ago, she could never have predicted the direction her career would take her. What started out as a part-time volunteer effort has become a full-time commitment to her students and the community.

Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe opens for business

December 8th, 2016

Commemorative items

Westborough – Just in time for holiday shopping, the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee has opened The 1717 Shoppe in the Westborough Shopping Plaza at 18 Lyman St. Tucked in the corner between the Westborough Art and Frame Emporium and Supercuts, the 7,000-square foot shop features Westborough commemorative items, an art gallery, book corner, event space, and a variety of consignment items by artisans connected to Westborough. Payments are accepted in the form of cash and check.

Hundredth Town Chorus seeks female singers

December 8th, 2016

Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Jan. 4, and is searching for new female singers to join. There is a need for new voices of all ages and in all parts. No auditions are required. Rehearsals run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The chorus is not […]

Anne G. Staniunas, 85, of Northborough

December 8th, 2016


Northborough – Anne G. (Sheehan) Staniunas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 at Marlborough Hospital, after complications from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 85. Anne leaves her son, Richard Staniunas and his wife Penny of Northborough; three grandchildren, Christopher Staniunas, Jessica Ytterdahl, and Jonathan Staniunas; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her […]

SELCO sponsors toy drive, ‘Share the Warmth’ Program

December 8th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations (SELCO) will collect new unwrapped toys for children from infants to teens. Those who donate will receive a free energy efficient LED light bulb courtesy of SELCO. St. Anne’s Human Services will distribute toys to local children during the holiday season through the Santa’s Toy Chest program. Toys […]

Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, of Shrewsbury & Westborough

December 8th, 2016


Shrewsbury/Westborough – Vincent T. Dagostino, 93, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016 with his loving family by his side. He lived out his final days peacefully at the Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Westborough. Vin was one of eight children to Frank and Catherine (Cataldo) Dagostino. His parents emigrated from Italy and raised […]

Grafton: Trivia with Barry at Hunter’s Grille & Tap

December 8th, 2016

Grafton – Stop by Hunter’s Grill & Tap at The Grafton Inn for Trivia with Barry every Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Hunter’s Grill & Tap is located at 25 Grafton Common. Call 508- 839-5931 or find Hunter’s Grille & Tap at The Grafton Inn on Facebook for more information.

Westborough sets tax rate for FY 2017

December 8th, 2016

Westborough – The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a single tax rate for FY 2017 at their Nov. 29 meeting. Chief Assessor Jonathan Steinberg presented town fiscal information and options to the board which included historical information, levy limits, average single family value and tax rates, new growth and total town value for 2016 and 2017.

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed in Hudson with artists from Boston Ballet

December 8th, 2016

Sabi Varga. Photos/submitted

Hudson – Anaïs Chalendard and Sabi Varga, both professional dancers with Boston Ballet, will come to Hudson to perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in Symphony Pro Musica and MetroWest Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3:30 p.m., at Hudson High School, […]

My wish list for Santa…

December 8th, 2016

Vicki Aubry, Realtor, ABR, SRES, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. 508-868-3625 (mobile)

My own personal list is very short – not even enough to mention as I am truly grateful for the wonderful family, friends and coworkers that I have in my life and the great clients I have had through the years. I am grateful for a nice place to live and wonderful neighbors.

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