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Jewish Scout Shabbat celebrated in Westborough

March 16th, 2013

Scouts from around the region stand in front of a bookcase built by Jeffrey Saltzman (far left), a Scout from Troop 100 in Westborough,  as part of his Eagle project for the Beth Tikvah Synagogue.

Westborough – Scouts from around the region gathered at Beth Tikvah Synagogue in Westborough to celebrate the Jewish Scout Shabbat March 1. The event was organized by EJ Dotts, a member of the Jewish committee on scouting, district committee ,and Troop 100 in Westborough.

Flipping the switch from chemistry to art

March 13th, 2013

Phil Knudsen (Photo/submitted)

Northborough- “This is like dessert; after you have done all of the work, I can sit here and I can soak it all in,” Northborough resident Phil Knudsen said about his recent career change.

Northborough Knights of Columbus to host St. Patrick’s dinner

March 9th, 2013

Northborough – The St. Augustine Council #5724, Knights of Columbus (K of C) will be hosting a gala St. Patrick’s dinner at St. Bernadette’s Church, Route 20, Saturday, March 16, at 6 p.m. Tickets, which are $12 each, are available by contacting: Steve Rabideau, 508-393-0391; Tom at Lowe’s Market, 508-393-6594, Joe McNamara, 508-393-8310; Merrill Dussault, [...]

Northborough Lions announce first annual peace poster art show

March 7th, 2013

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Northborough – Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For 25 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. [...]

Province graduates from basic infantry training

March 1st, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Army Reserve Pvt. Ryan G. Province has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, Province received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development [...]

Kristen Teague & Brian LeClair announce their engagement

February 22nd, 2013

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Westborough/Grafton – Kristen Teague and Brian LeClair have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Andrea J. Afshari of Westborough and Edward F. Teague of Grafton. She is a graduate of Worcester State University with a degree in Natural Science, and is a Staff Sargent in the Air National Guard. The groom-to-be is [...]

Big band music attracts ageless appeal

February 21st, 2013

Band leader Dan Gabel performs at a Valentine’s Dance, held Feb. 15 at Acacia at Indian Meadows. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Westborough – Big band music fans who missed the Valentine’s Dance held Feb. 15 at Acacia at Indian Meadows have more chances to catch performances by Dan Gabel and the Abletones. They will entertain at that location the first Friday of each month beginning March 1 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Local Rotary clubs hope to offer comfort to families of preemies

February 8th, 2013

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Region – When a baby is born prematurely, parents often experience a host of emotions including anxiety, fear and depression. While they of course want to be by their little one’s side, that is not always possible, especially when the hospitalization is, as is often in cases of preemies, quite lengthy. But now parents whose babies are patients in the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Worcester have another way to stay in touch when they can’t be there in person –a special web camera that allows them to see their child via real-time video.

McCombs receives ROTC scholarship

February 8th, 2013

Kevin McCombs (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Kevin McCombs of Marlborough was recently awarded a three-year Air Force ROTC Commander’s Leadership Scholarship. The award is given to those who demonstrate consistent superior performance in academics and physical fitness. He is currently a sophomore at Boston College and a member of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 355. McCombs is a 2010 [...]

Comedy show to benefit the ARC

January 30th, 2013

Dave Rattigan (photo/submitted)

Region  – The Third Annual Comedy Night, featuring the area’s most popular and talented comedians, will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at the Hudson Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson.  The event is being held in support of the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) of Marlborough.  The evening also includes music, dancing, refreshments and raffles. Thelma [...]

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