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Local teens attend YMCA festival in Prague

August 21st, 2013

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Region – Four teenage members of the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough have lots of stories to share about their summer vacation. They were among thousands of young people from across the world who attended the YMCA “Love 2 Live” European Festival from Aug. 4 to 10 in Prague, Czech Republic. The festival is held once every five years.

Hudson family to walk for Autism Speaks

August 12th, 2013

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Hudson – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network, about 1 in 88 children is currently identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

WYFS Congratulates Recent Graduates of Babysitting Courses

July 29th, 2013

Back Row (l to r): Rhea Balasubramanian, Tara Dupree, Paige Keeler, Mary McCormack, Ellen Lawrence, Carolyn McDermott, Jaqueline Colon, Instructor Betheda Shuman. Front Row (l to r): Hanjie Li, Audrey Didier, Allison Casten, Samantha Stucchi, Haley Thrush.

Westborough – Westborough Youth & Family Services would like to congratulate the recent graduates of its American Red Cross Babysitting class. Red Cross certified instructor and WYFS counselor Betheda Shuman ran the nine-hour program during the week of July 15. Babysitter trainees learned about a variety of topics including how to care for infants and children, [...]

2012 Trivia Bee champs ready for this year’s competition

July 29th, 2013

The 2012 Trivia Bee winners, representing Westborough Little League and Softball, are (l to r) Jon McGrath, Laurie Nagi, and Rob Nagi. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – The team from the Westborough Little League and Softball were the champions of the 2012 Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) Trivia Bee. Represented by Rob Nagi, Laurie Nagi, and Jon McGrath, the winners were presented with the trophy July 21 at the Westborough Little League’s Family Fun Day fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund. The [...]

Mitrakas honored by Marlborough Lions Club

July 12th, 2013

Greg Mitrakas Sr. received the prestigious Melvin Jones Award from the Marlborough Lions Club. Several members of his family attended the event, including (front row l to r) granddaughter Elyssa Mitrakas, grandson Zach Mitrakas and daughter Beverly Kehney; (back row l to r) daughter Maureen Arnott, daughter-in-law Kathleen Mitrakas, and son-in-law Ron Kehney. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Gregory Mitrakas Sr. was the recipient of the prestigious Melvin Jones Award for “exhibiting exemplary dedication to the cause of Lions” at the June 26 annual installation meeting. The award, named after Melvin Jones, founder of the Lions in Chicago in 1917, was given to Mitrakas for sponsoring the annual Father-Daughter Dance for the past 16 years.

Robinson wins South Street Diner scholarship

July 9th, 2013

Mark Sullivan congratulates Brett Robinson. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Most teenage boys love to eat, and Brett Robinson is no exception. For this young man, who just graduated from Westborough High School, there is one place that has been a favorite over the years. It’s not a popular chain restaurant or fast food option that he enjoys time and time again – it’s Westborough’s South Street Diner.

Shrewsbury man turns adversity into aid for the library

June 30th, 2013

Shrewsbury resident Dean Gillam repaired a worn-out book for circulation as one of his many volunteer tasks at the Shrewsbury Library. (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Shrewsbury – Back in 1997, Shrewsbury resident Dean Gillam was saddled with the diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The condition forced him to stop working, and it took two years before he started having periodic hours in his day where he felt strength enough to focus on doing something, anything.

Local scouts earn highest rank

June 24th, 2013

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Westborough – Westborough Boy Scout Troop 100 awarded the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout to Jeffrey Saltzman and Gregory Waite May 26. The ceremony was held at the Evangelical Congregational Church of Westborough, the chartering organization for Troop 100. The rank of Eagle, Scouting’s highest, is recognized throughout the world as an especially significant achievement. [...]

Budding performer from Southborough adds resume credits

June 22nd, 2013

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Southborough – Dorothy isn’t the only young girl who learned valuable lessons while following the yellow brick road. Southborough resident Alexandra “Lexi” Ryan, now age 15, began learning about musical theater when she auditioned for the Southborough Players production of “The Wizard of Oz” at 5 years old.

Honoring our local veterans

June 18th, 2013

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Honoring our local veterans Region – If you would like to honor a veteran in your family, please email photo to news@communityadvocate.com or mail to Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor, Community Advocate,  32 South St., Westborough, MA 01581.







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