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Heart and Stone offers new summer open studio hours

July 15th, 2014

Some of the items created at a party project held by Northborough Girl Scout Troop 30524.

Northborough – Heart and Stone is opening up its “DIY Design & Learning Studio for Metal Clay” for special summer walk-in hours. Open studio hours will be available Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The studio is also offering Silver Metal Clay birthday parties for ages 10-13 as well as private parties [...]

Willard House & Clock Museum to host concert

July 15th, 2014

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North Grafton -   The Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., will be hosting a concert featuring Blackstone Cúil, Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Special guests from Grafton’s own Apple Tree Arts will be opening the show. Together they will fill the barn with music and provide for a memorable evening. Blackstone Cúil [...]

Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen


Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Colonial Candies: Bolton candy-maker pleases generations of customers

July 11th, 2014

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“I started working in our family business at age 14. My grandfather started the business back in 1917,” said Richard Hebert, who owns Colonial Candies with his wife, Grace. “It’s a family business and we’re family oriented, from senior citizens down to the grandchildren.”

Hudson Rotarians invite community to eat, drink and be spirited

July 9th, 2014

Chris Bissonnette and Susan Roberts are served beer at last year’s inaugural Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest. Proceeds go to the Hudson Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Last year’s inaugural Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest attracted about 1,200 guests. Even more are expected to attend this year’s second annual event Saturday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, noted Justin Provencher of the Hudson Rotary Club and a committee member.

Northeastern University Center for Family Business honors Mark’s Moving

July 9th, 2014

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Westborough – A year after it was named a finalist for top honors at Northeastern University’s Center for Family Business annual awards ceremony, Mark’s Moving & Storage walked away recently with a greater distinction: Family Business of the Year.

Among all nominated companies of similar size, Mark’s Moving & Storage won the center’s highest praise.

South Street Band to play at Grafton Inn

July 9th, 2014

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Grafton – The Grafton Inn welcomes back The South Street Band Saturday, July 26. Come hear this popular rock band from Upton cover hits from bands such as Led Zeppelin, Boston, Eric Clapton, The Who, Journey, The Rolling Stones, Pat Benatar, Aerosmith, AC/DC, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, and many, many more! The show [...]

Corridor Nine members enjoy a great day on the links

July 9th, 2014

Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament winners (l to r): Adam Halasz and Jeff Chamberland from Amcomm Wireless; Tracy Turczynski, Discover Cleaning Corporation; Tania Thomas, Fidelity Bank; and the Chamber’s Golf Chair, Ben Colonero, The Willows at Westborough.Photo/submitted

Region – The Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Golf Tournament on June 19 at the Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough with a full playing field of 136 golfers. Fallon Health was the title sponsor of the tournament for the sixth consecutive year. Proceeds from the tournament fund scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Westborough, Northborough, Southborough and Shrewsbury.

Central One dresses down for Alzheimer’s Association

July 9th, 2014


Shrewsbury – Central One Federal Credit Union believes in making a difference in the community.  This year, employees opted to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association for their summer “dress down” days every Friday throughout the summer. In doing so, the staff was able to raise $500 for this great cause. For more information visit

Al Brodeur’s Auto Body, Inc.: Marlborough auto center expands into second location

July 3rd, 2014

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“Yes, we acquired South Street Auto in October,” said Molly Brodeur, chief operating officer and daughter of owner Al Brodeur. The new location is right around the corner from the other shop. “Al Brodeur’s Auto Body on Mill Street Central is our main collision shop, and South Street is our auto detail shop and towing operation.” The company has been in business for 43 years.

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