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Clifford F. Prentice, 91, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Commander Clifford F. Prentice, of Shrewsbury, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eleanor Mae (Orton) Prentice, and three children, David A. Prentice of Hamilton, N.J., Gary R. Prentice and his wife Lynn of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Susan Ann Bryer and her husband Mark […]

Irene D. Charpentier, 81, of Marlborough

August 15th, 2017

Marlborough – Irene D. (LePage) Charpentier, 81, of Marlborough, passed away surrounded by her loving family Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Born Sept. 9, 1935 in Lewiston, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and MarieAnge (Foley) LePage. She was also predeceased by her former spouse, Edgar A. Charpentier, and her siblings, Norman, Joseph […]

Walter J. Kalczynski, 88, of Shrewsbury

August 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Walter J. “Walt” Kalczynski, 88, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury, died peacefully Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 in Rose Monahan Hospice Home in Worcester after a period of falling health. His wife of 63 years, Marie (L’Esperance) Kalczynski, passed away June 3, 2016. Walter, son of the late Joseph V. and Mary (Bernat) Kalczynski, […]

Robert Ellison, 94, of Grafton

August 15th, 2017

Grafton – Robert Gustaf Ellison, 94, of Grafton, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. He was born Nov. 21, 1922 in Worcester, son of Raymond D. and Ellen S. Ellison, and lived in Worcester until 1960, when he moved with his family to Grafton. He graduated from North High […]

Rita Da Cruz, 58, of Hudson

August 15th, 2017

Hudson – Rita De Cassia Da Cruz, 58, of Hudson, formerly of Marlborough, passed away at home Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family, after a period of declining health. Amongst her many survivors, Rita leaves behind her three loving children, Denis Willian Da Cruz Chaves, Douglas Mülher Da Cruz Chaves and Daiane […]

Richard A. Lefebvre, 70, of Hudson

August 15th, 2017

Hudson – Richard A. Lefebvre passed away on August 12, 2017, after a life long struggle with Muscular Dystrophy. As were his wishes, he was at home with his family around him at the time of his passing. Richard went by many names: Dick, Hap, Richie, Husband, Dad, and his very favorite Pa. The name […]

Antique puzzle exhibit at Briarwood Gallery beginning Sept. 3

August 15th, 2017

Region – The Briarwood Community will feature an exhibition of hand-cut wood jigsaw puzzles dating back nearly 200 years from the private collection of Briarwood resident Bob Armstrong. “The Wonderful World of Wood Puzzles: An Exhibition of Hand Cut Wood Jigsaw Puzzles,” will be on display at the Gallery of Briarwood, 65 Briarwood Circle, Worcester, Sunday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Nov. 2.

Sutton Garden Club meeting to feature renowned author Kerry Ann Mendez

August 15th, 2017

Region – Nationally renowned author Kerry Ann Mendez will be the speaker for the Sutton Garden Club (SGC) meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19, starting promptly at 7 p.m., at the Dudley-Gendron American Legion Post 414, 156 Boston Road in Sutton. Light refreshments will be served. The Blackstone Valley Garden Club and the Grafton Garden Club are partnering with SGC for this event. Club members for all three clubs are welcome to attend at no charge. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. to provide attendees the chance to view and purchase copies of Mendez’s books. Parking is available on both sides of the Legion Post.

Avidia donates to Girls Inc. of Worcester

August 15th, 2017

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Girls Inc. of Worcester. This donation is to assist with the cost of the Eureka program.

EBT cards now accepted at Marlborough Farmers Market 

August 15th, 2017

Marlborough – Marlborough residents have noticed the white and blue tents that sprout up on Main Street’s Union Common each Tuesday afternoon for the Marlborough Farmers Market.

“Now community members who use the state’s EBT program can utilize the market each week from state-approved market vendors at Marlborough’s market adhering to our goal to bring the farm to ALL tables. We have a few vendors who are accepting EBT cards creating an improved inclusive market,” stated Marlborough’s Program Coordinator Leanne Cordischi.

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