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Shrewsbury artist and framer opens community art studio

August 30th, 2014

Owner Kristen Young (third from left, back row) poses with budding artists at The Painted Pink Cat. (Photo/J. G. Naras)

Shrewsbury – After 26 years of providing professional framing services to the local community, owner Kristin Young returns to her roots as an artist and art teacher. Alongside her framing at The San Francisco Gallery, Young has created The Painted Pink Cat, a place for adults and children to develop and grow creatively through art. [...]

Sheriff’s senior picnic brings out record crowd

August 30th, 2014

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis stops by to say hello to seniors from Shrewsbury, Grafton and Worcester at the Sheriff’s annual Senior Picnic Aug. 16.

Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis hosted well over 1,000 senior citizens from throughout Worcester County for the Sheriff’s annual Senior Picnic Aug. 16 at SAC Park in Shrewsbury. This year’s picnic was highly anticipated and brought out a record crowd, the largest ever in the history of the annual event. “As sheriff, hosting [...]

Hudson Rotary Club recognizes youth leadership conference participants

August 30th, 2014

(l to r) Tammy Johnson, Shari Gaffney, Hudson Rotary Club President Marty Libby, Samantha Johnson, Haley Gaffney, Luke Saliga and Paula Saliga. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – The Hudson Rotary Club sponsored three incoming juniors from Hudson High School for the 22nd annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference. From June 27 to 29, Samantha Johnson, Haley Gaffney and Luke Saliga joined the more than 170 recipients at Worcester State University for a weekend of workshops, activities, and volunteering. They [...]

Westborough: Migratory bird walk with Westborough Community Land Trust

August 29th, 2014

Westborough – Join the Westborough Community Land Trust Sunday, Sept. 14, from 8-9:30 a.m., to look for resident and migrating birds on this walk near Lake Chauncy.  Participants will keep an eye out for fall warblers, such as palm warblers and yellow rumps, as well as for great blue herons, green herons, kingfishers, and more. [...]

Orlando Landscaping: Southborough company offers full range of landscape services

August 29th, 2014

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“We are a full-service landscape maintenance company as well as landscape construction, masonry and tree service,” said Chris Orlando, owner of the Southborough-based company he started in 2007.”

Local firms offer free design support for state hospital planning

August 28th, 2014

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Westborough–The Board of Selectmen Aug. 26 interviewed six more residents who want to serve on the committee that will steer planning for the redevelopment of the Westborough State Hospital property, and accepted an offer from two local design firms to provide support to the committee at no cost.

Three more developments proposed for Shrewsbury

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Upon the heels of the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen’s appointing members Maurice DePalo and Henry Fitzgerald to a sub-committee that will draft so-called “friendly 40B” proposals, the board heard Aug. 26 proposals to build two additional 40B projects.

Local church youth group transforms homes and themselves

August 28th, 2014

The Congregational Church of Westborough mission to New York included 32 local teenagers.
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Westborough – “At work camp, I learned how to love others and how to love myself, and I came home with a new relationship with God,” said Katey Allen, a member of the Congregational Church of Westborough. The teenager was one of the 32 teens and seven adults who participated in a recent church service trip to Guilderland, N.Y. Moved by the experience, she seems to have articulated the feelings of many who spent a week repairing homes for low-income households.

Officials ‘not opposed’ to medical marijuana growing facility

August 28th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – After a discussion with the manager of a proposed medical marijuana facility the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen agreed to render a Letter of Non-opposition regarding the facility at the boards Aug. 26 meeting.

John Glowik, 44 Independence Lane, the manager of the proposed Haven Center, entertained selectmen’s questions about how he would go about running a 41,000 square foot medical marijuana growing facility that would be located at 28 Bowditch Drive.

Shrewsbury: Opening reception for Artist Guild of Shrewsbury exhibition

August 28th, 2014

Shrewsbury – The Gallery at Shrewsbury Crossings will host the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury’s annual juried exhibition to kick off the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. The public is welcome to come to 311 Main St. in Shrewsbury Friday, Sept. 26, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., to meet the artists and enjoy live music and libations.   [...]

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