“Author Archive”
Stories written by Community Advocate Staff

Cummings School announces 2014 Service Fund recipients

July 29th, 2014

North Grafton – Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education and elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are: Apple Tree Arts, Grafton Lion’s Club, Grafton Middle School; [...]

First responders and veterans honored at ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 29th, 2014

State Senator Michael Moore, Worcester Register of Probate Stephen Abraham, Rev. Will Bard, founder and CEO of LiveLife Center and Valiant Veterans, and Amanda Sullivan (front), executive director of LiveLife and executive director and co-founder of Valiant Veterans, with Boston Bruins mascot “Blades,” two of the team’s “Ice Girls” and “Corporal Gunnar.”

Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

State pickleball tournament to be held in Shrewsbury

July 29th, 2014

Sprts R Pickelball cr

Region – A recent television report on “NBC Nightly News” proclaimed pickleball “the fastest-growing sport in America.” It’s played regularly at several local locations, and this year’s Massachusetts Senior Games Pickleball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Shrewsbury Health and Racquet Club (SHARC).

Westborough: American Red Cross blood drive

July 29th, 2014

Westborough – An American Red Cross mobile bus blood drive will be held Friday, Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 4 Technology Dr. in Westborough. This blood drive is open to the public, and residents from all surrounding towns are invited to participate. Appointments are preferred, but walk-in donors are also welcome. [...]

Shrewsbury student completes leadership camp

July 29th, 2014

Sh J Vlass_crop

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Justin Vlass, a rising senior at St. John’s High School, completed the two-week Norwich University Future Leadership Camp at the national first senior military camp in Northfield, Vt., July 12. The camp is designed to develop the leadership skills of high school students by providing a challenging and meaningful adventure camp [...]

Assabet superintendent resigns, citing ‘philosophical differences’

July 29th, 2014

Sch R Assabet supt resigning_crop

Region- After just one year, Assabet Valley Regional School District Superintendent Patrick Collins will resign his post effective Aug. 1, amid a $62 million ongoing renovation to Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS).

Magical moment at summer camp

July 29th, 2014

S Fay School magic camp_crop

Southborough – Bailey Stone, 9, performs a magic trick July 25, his final day of the Circus Arts Camp at Fay School. During this five-day specialty camp, children learned the skills of circus performers such as basic magic, juggling, stilt walking and creating balloon animals. Fay Day Camp for ages 3 to 15 continues through [...]

Fortuna begins as new Hudson school superintendent

July 29th, 2014

H Fortuna School Supt_crop

Hudson – Applicants were being screened for a new elementary school principal soon after Dr. Jodi Fortuna began as the Hudson school superintendent July 1. That was only weeks after the district announced its new middle school principal.

Cummings School announces 2014 Service Fund recipients

July 29th, 2014

North Grafton – Local non-profit programs addressing a variety of needs from community arts, STEM education and elementary through high school enrichment will get a boost in funding this year from the Cummings School Service Fund. The nine local organizations that received grants this year are: Apple Tree Arts, Grafton Lions Club, Grafton Middle School; [...]

Friends celebrate upcoming nuptials of special Shrewsbury couple

July 29th, 2014

Sh wedding shower cr

Shrewsbury – When Barbara Graf, 78, recently arrived for what she thought was going to be the annual summer bridge club party at a friend’s home, she was flabbergasted to be greeted with her friends singing a “Happy Wedding to You” version of “Happy Birthday.”

Support local businesses!

Recently Commented

  • Steve: This has been going on for decades. We can build a new bridge, stock fish, but can’t stop sewage from...
  • alice: different subject. i am a handicap person who would like to be able to shop in your store, but was told the...
  • Jillian Rizzitano (President of Algonquin Environmental Club): Congratulations! NJWC helped us so much with...
  • Jesse: Best of luck guys. What a great achievement and a great story. Well done.
  • Betsy Green: Bill McManus is the BEST! Congrats on all of your successes, Eug!