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Locals earn title of United States Marine

May 12th, 2013

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Region – Two local men recently earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. Marine Corps Pvt. Jared D. Dodge is the son of Jo-Ann and Douglas M. Dodge of Marlborough. He is a 2009 graduate of Marlborough High School. Marine Corps Pvt. [...]

Shrewsbury’s vibrant art community offers many opportunities

May 10th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Nancy Allen still remembers the pride she felt when a nun gave her high praise for her first crayon drawing in first grade. She was enthralled by her uncle’s watercolor creations, and wanted to make art her career.

Shrewsbury women make 203 dresses for Tanzanian girls

May 8th, 2013

(back, l to r) Ann Marie Kennedy, Judy Hauptle, Marilea Catallozzi, Doris Dufault, Cindy Day, Eleanore Dineen, and Judy Hall. (front, l to r) Carmel Sandock, Darlene Pacheco, Muriel Branconnier, Dorothy Buduo, Bonnie Landmesser and Ellen Cutler. Photo/Sue Wambolt

Shrewsbury – As part of the “Sewing for Hope” project, an initiative to sew dresses for orphan girls in the Kagera section of Northwest Tanzania, a group of 23 women from The Village at Orchard Meadow have been busy stitching. The women, who began sewing Jan. 14, have made a total of 203 dresses.

Residents make strides for Parkinson’s disease

May 4th, 2013

The MA Chapter APDA board members display the Optimism Walks’ traveling banner: (left to right) Laurie Pant, Cathi Thomas, Melissa Diggin, David Loeser, Kristin Stapleton, Denyse Turpin (Photo courtesy/Kris Stapleton)

Southborough/Northborough – According to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), Parkinson’s disease affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States. The disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system resulting in a variety of symptoms, including muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait.

Local parent avails online support to those coping with type 1 diabetes

April 23rd, 2013

Westborough resident Steve Winer reflects on the service he co-founded that provides online support to people coping with type 1 diabetes. (photo/Lori Berkey)

Westborough – It was “Friday the 13th”June of 1997 when Steve Winer, of Westborough, heard news that “scared the living daylights” out of him. He found out his 11-year-old daughter, Allison, had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Soon, a neighbor he hardly knew knocked on his door. Someone had told the woman about the diagnosis and she came to tell the Winer family that her daughter also has type 1.

Story of youngest Marathon victim inspires a local plea for peace

April 23rd, 2013

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Northborough – As he reflected on the aftermath of the devastating Boston Marathon bombings, Ernie Rivard, a pastoral assistant at St. Rose of Lima Church, said he was particularly moved by the story of the youngest victim, little 8-year-old Martin Richard.

“I saw two images that especially struck me,” Rivard said. “One was of him making his first Communion and the other was of him holding a sign that said ‘No more hurting people. Peace.’”

Pizzi named as chair of Mass. League of Environmental Voters

April 6th, 2013

Region – The Massachusetts League of Environmental Voters (MLEV) recently named four new directors to its governing board and voted an existing board member as chairman. Board member Chuck Anastas of Westborough was elected as chair of the board of directors. He replaces Tom McShane, a principal at Dewey Square Group, who will remain a [...]

St. Mary’s delivers random acts of ‘SMiles’

April 2nd, 2013

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Hudson –  Customers at the Honey Dew Donuts in Hudson had much to “SMile” about on the morning of March 25. As part of St. Mary’s Credit Union’s 100th anniversary celebration, credit union employees stopped in to the Honey Dew Donuts and bought breakfast for more than 300 customers during a two-hour period. This is [...]

Shrewsbury mom/scientist, teaches science to preschoolers

March 24th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Tejaswini Dalvi has a passion for physics, teaching, and getting kids excited about science. She is sharing that passion with preschoolers with the goal of sparking an interest in science that will continue throughout the youngsters’ education experience. Tejaswini, wholives in Shrewsbury with her husband and son, has a PhD in physics and is a research scientist at Clark University in Worcester.

Egg Hunt to be held in Northborough

March 20th, 2013

Northborough – The Northboro Junior Woman’s Club is sponsoring the 18th Annual Town Egg Hunt on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Zeh School on Howard Street.  The egg hunt is free for children up to age seven. Residents are invited to bring their cameras for pictures with the Easter Bunny at 12:30 p.m. The [...]







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