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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's 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.

Shrewsbury resident receives public health leadership award

June 13th, 2013

(l to r) Steven Bradley, MPHA board president; Geoff Wilkinson, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox; Toby Fisher, executive director, MPHA. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – The Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA) has presented the Lemuel Shattuck Award to Shrewsbury resident Lisa Renee Holderby-Fox, executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers (MACHW), citing her pioneering leadership in promoting community health workers in Massachusetts and across the country. In presenting the award, the MPHA cited Holderby-Fox's work […]

Northborough resident marries medical school classmate

June 12th, 2013

Newly married Northborough resident Bhartiben Vipulbhai Patel and her husband Vipul Vikrambhai Patel. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Bhartiben Ishwarlal Patel married Vipul Vikrambhai Patel June 1 at White Cliffs in Northborough. Ms. Patel is a Northborough native and attended both the elementary and middle schools there. After graduating from Notre Dame Academy in Worcester in 2000, she attended Emmanuel College in Boston. She completed her Master of Science in gerontology […]

Hudson camp debuts Serving More Kids program

June 10th, 2013

Shirley M. Kane, a dedicated equestrian who served the Massachusetts 4-H Foundation for twenty-eight years, will be honored with the Save More Kids program at Pompositticut Farm Day Camp.

Hudson – For Jackie Kane, owner and director of Hudson's Pompositticut Farm Day Camp, life (and work) on the farm is second nature. The camp sits on 60 acres of land purchased by her father, Roger, in 1965. It was here that Roger and his wife, Shirley, raised their 6 children – along with polled Hereford cattle, Suffolk sheep, chickens and horses. In addition, the farm has been acknowledged as a Massachusetts Horse Farm of Distinction, hosting thirty-six camp owned horses.

Westborough student wins female leadership scholarship

June 6th, 2013

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Westborough – Allison “Ally” Thibault, a senior at Westborough High School (WHS), was chosen as the 2013 Deborah A. Penta Female Leadership Scholarship recipient. “Each year, we receive applications and essays from numerous young women who are bright, accomplished and truly exemplify leadership qualities academically, socially, within the community, and oftentimes within their faith communities […]

Local gymnasts bring home the gold

June 4th, 2013

Megan Yuen (center) proudly wears her "Boston Strong" t-shirt with teammates and roommates Gina Pomponi (left) of Billerica and Kathryn Manning of Lowell.

By Valerie Franchi, ContributingWriter Region – Shrewsbury senior Megan Yuen was one of 21 elite gymnasts from throughout the state to become part of Team Massachusetts, the newly crowned 2013 National High School Gymnastics champions. Yuen, along with team members Alissa Wood and Chloe Herczeg from Algonquin Regional High School, competed in the May 16-19 […]

Marlborough Masons honor Coyne as teacher of the year

May 27th, 2013

Marlborough's Public School Teacher of the Year Paula Coyne with Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Marlborough-Paula Coyne, a special education teacher at the Whitcomb Middle School, was honored as Marlborough's Public School Teacher of the Year May 16, with a gala dinner attended by 50 friends, family, fellow educators and state and local dignitaries. The annual award, established and administered by United Brethren Masonic Lodge of Marlborough, honors teachers for […]

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