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Statue of Virgin Mary unearthed, restored

January 21st, 2014

Rita Kozel poses for a photo with the statue of the Virgin Mary that she restored. 
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Hopkinton – It has been just over a year since a 4-foot cement statue of the Virgin Mary was unearthed at the Golden Pond Assisted Living Facility during a 38,000 square foot expansion project. The construction has since been completed as has the statue restoration. Recently residents and staff gathered in Golden Pond’s newly renovated chapel to celebrate the transformation.

The restoration was completed by Upton resident Rita Kozel who heard about the statue discovery from friend and Golden Pond resident, Bill Wood. Graciously, she offered to donate her time to restore it.

Apple Tree Arts receives Priscilla Mason Award

December 7th, 2013

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Grafton- Apple Tree Arts received the Priscilla Mason Award for Cultural Contribution at a recent reception hosted by Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. and ValleyCast at the G.B. and Lexi Singh Performance Center at the Whitin Mill in Whitinsville. Apple Tree Arts, a nonprofit community school of the arts, was founded 24 years ago in Grafton. The [...]

Locals invited to share memories of JFK

December 5th, 2013

Region – Like so many millions of people around the globe, Worcester resident William Goldman was devastated when John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963. Although he was just a child at the time, Goldman said he remembered that day when his school’s principal made two announcements that day, first advising students that the president had been shot and then that he had died.

Harvest Home Family Farm Festival

October 29th, 2013

North Grafton – The Community Harvest Project (CHP) will be hosting a Harvest Home Family Farm Festival Sunday, Nov. 3 from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Community Barn, 37 Wheeler Rd. The festival is an annual community fundraiser filled with activities that are fun for all ages, ranging from hay rides to an interactive [...]

Local nonprofit pulls a jet for MS

October 22nd, 2013

Members of “Team Binkeez” stand in front of the FedEx 727 jet that they pulled to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. (Photos/Robert Desrosiers)

Region – “Team Binkeez,” a group of friends and volunteers of Binkeez for Comfort, was one of 30 teams that participated in “Pulling for Love, Hope, and Comfort” to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Led by founder Susan Posterro, the team pulled a 727 jet at Rhode Island’s T.F. Green Airport Oct. [...]

Southborough resident to receive Heart of Gold Award

October 22nd, 2013

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Southborough – Southborough resident Elizabeth L.B. Greene, partner at Mirick O’Connell law firm, is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s 2013 Heart of Gold award. Greene will be presented with the honor at the organization’s inaugural Heart of the Commonwealth event Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston. The Heart of [...]

Local military students complete rigorous programs

September 6th, 2013

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Region – Four local residents recently completed “Plebe Summer” at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.: Navy Midshipman Joseph E. Maranto, son of Joyce R. and Samuel J. Maranto of Shrewsbury, a 2013 graduate of Saint John’s High School; Navy Midshipman Michael S. Hoffman, a 2013 graduate of Saint Mark’s High School;  Navy Midshipman [...]

Charter organizes ‘Major You’ back to school sweepstakes

August 28th, 2013

Worcester – Charter is gearing up for its big rush as thousands of students living in off-campus housing seek to get connected with high speed internet, video, and phone services. Students can also learn about new innovations, such as applications that allow students to take “TV anywhere” with their mobile devices. Charter’s Senior Vice President [...]

Westborough father ‘on par’ to maintain his giving ways

August 27th, 2013

Katie and Roy Meyer
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Westborough – While Roy Meyer spends his week as the director of Software Quality Assurance at CA Technologies, much of his spare time is spent helping others.

Meyer has lived in Westborough for the past 22 years with his wife, Nancy, and their children, Brian, 25, and Katie, 23. Katie, who was born with Down syndrome, started participating with the Shrewsbury Special Olympics when she was six years old. Today, she is a member of the Special Olympics ski and golf teams. She has also participated in swimming, gymnastics, soccer and basketball events. Meyer, who has coached the Shrewsbury Special Olympics golf and ski teams (five and 10 years respectively), has been an avid advocate for Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA).

Ziegler, Bloom announce engagement

August 22nd, 2013

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Westborough – Alyssa Ziegler and Barry P. Bloom are happy to announce their engagement. Alyssa is the daughter of the late Ernie and Debbie Ziegler and grew up in Elmont, N.Y. She is a graduate of Northeastern Law School and is employed by Ropes and Gray in Manhattan. Barry, the son of Bill and Karen [...]

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