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Local Marlborough High School senior and entrepreneur is all about business

August 15th, 2017

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Marlborough – Business leaders take note: Dylan Ciaccio, incoming senior at Marlborough High School, is already making his mark in the marketplace with his Etsy shop, “ChaChee Ties.” An aspiring entrepreneur, Dylan’s bow tie business is his latest and most successful business enterprise to date. After swim team’s season ended, […]

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.

Grafton Community Television welcomes new video producer

August 11th, 2017

Grafton – Grafton Community Television welcomed Jack Kelly as a new certified producer for Grafton’s cable access station.

A 2017 graduate of Grafton High School, Jack will attend Quinsigamond Community College in the fall. He is the son of Michael and Lisa Kelly of Grafton.

Shrewsbury game enthusiast blends hobby with vocation

August 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Dalton Ryan first learned about the strategy challenge of “Wargaming” as a kid on vacation in Scotland. The miniature figurine game pieces looked “cool” to him. Playing a demo game there piqued his curiosity of the lore of the universe, reading books, and online investigation. Little did he know his interest would lead not only to his becoming a full-fledged Wargaming hobbyist, but also a commissioned artist who gets paid to skillfully paint the intricately designed game pieces.

Longtime teacher reflects on Westborough’s past

August 11th, 2017

Westborough – For those of us living in Westborough in 2017, life is busy. It is hard to imagine that this town was once something other than the hurricane of activity that roars through the rotary each day, leaving us with the suspicion that time is cleverly finding a way to sneak by faster and faster. I often think about, maybe even wish for, the life I see in my grandparents grainy black and white high school pictures. My grandparents’ Westborough of the 1950s was far from perfect, especially for those cast to the fringes of society for any number of reasons. Despite this reality, have we jumped too far ahead of ourselves? Aren’t some of us stuck in a perpetual passing lane and running desperately low on fuel? Maybe, we have lost some common shared values that were, in part, responsible for the quality of life many of us live today.

To get some perspective, I searched for someone who has made a life in this town and invested energy into this community’s progress. It didn’t take long for my search to land on Charlotte Spinney, or Ms. Spinney, as she was known for the 41 years she taught at Westborough High School.

Dinner to kick off Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Sept. 9

August 11th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Every year a grand marshal is chosen to kick off the parade for the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival. A celebratory dinner to honor 2017 Grand Marshal Laurie I. Hogan will be held Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Italian American Victory Club, 26 Dewey Road, Shrewsbury. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and music at 6:30 p.m. Award presentations will be made. The emcee for the evening will be Capt. Sean Lawlor of the Shrewsbury Fire Department. Tickets are $20 per person for buffet dinner; cash bar.

Setting sail on a mid-life second act

August 9th, 2017

Westborough – Many may dream of a second act in life, such as pursuing a new job or hobby, but do not have the resources or commitment to really do so. Several years ago, John Gareri, an avid sailor, dreamed of sailing around the world on a tall ship. And then, with the encouragement of a friend who advised him, “Just go for it,” Gareri did just that. Now, not only does he have the chance to pursue sailing, he has also found he has a talent for the craft of sail making.

Hudson dance team looking to expand with official status

August 7th, 2017

Hudson – They don’t lift weights, kick oblong objects through goal posts or use sticks as scoring implements. They don’t crash into boards, throw circular objects through hoops or even draw the greatest number of spectators. Theirs is not a conventional sport, but don’t try to tell the Hudson High School (HHS) dance team that their chosen competition is any less challenging or any less worthy of being designated a high school sport.

Local band ‘Prying Eyes’ hopes to inspire others through music

August 7th, 2017

Region – For Prying Eyes band members Dan St. Louis and Eli James, the beginning of their musical journey together was serendipitous. Both auditioning for spots in another band, the duo met after “[liking] what they heard from each other.” Upon discovering that they both favored, as St. Louis calls it, a “straight ahead, non-gimmicky” brand of rock music they formed the band now known as Prying Eyes.

Westborough soccer star enters senior year on top

August 6th, 2017

Westborough – No less than 11 seniors from the Westborough High School (WHS) boys’ varsity soccer team graduated this spring leaving what might be considered to some a gaping hole in the Rangers lineup for the advancing season. 2016 was a banner year for the team that earned a berth in the Division 1 state championship game so could an encore be possible with so many shoes to fill?

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