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300-plus relatives gather for family reunion

August 20th, 2014

The Girard siblings (l to r): Gloria Lundy, 85; Therese Gusha, 89;  Raymond, 94;  Doris  McManus, 83;  and Gertrude, 92. 
The siblings are 5 of the 15 Girard children of

Shrewsbury – Over 300 members of the extended Girard clan recently gathered for a family reunion held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park.

Third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic raises $40,500

August 20th, 2014

State Rep. Matt Beaton presents a check for $13,500 each to representatives of three charities (l to r) Terry Cassidy, executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services; Elaine LeBlanc, director, and JoAnn Keegan, the food bank manager of St. Anne’s Human Services; and Wendy Mickel, treasurer of the Westborough Food Pantry.

Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception, sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union.

Rotarians host another spirited food and brewfest in Hudson

August 19th, 2014

Jeff Shown and Mary Schofield visit the Samuel Adams vendor.

Hudson – Nearly 1,800 area residents supported the Hudson Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley when they partnered Aug. 16 for the second annual Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest. Guests mingled in tents at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, where they sampled food and desserts offered by 15 eateries from Hudson, Marlborough, Bolton and Stow. Over 120 crafted beers were available from 40 breweries. DJ Bobby Begg provided music.

Northborough ballplayers travel to Cooperstown Dreams Park

August 19th, 2014

The Northboro Knights celebrate a win at Cooperstown Dreams Park.

Northborough – Twelve boys from Northborough played out their baseball dreams when they travelled to Cooperstown Dreams Park (CDP) in Cooperstown, N.Y., to play in a weeklong baseball tournament July 26 to Aug. 1. The team, the Northboro Knights, travelled by chartered bus, and was given a strong sendoff by friends and family, including a police escort out of town.

Friends in Northborough rally to help 6-year-old leukemia patient

August 18th, 2014

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Northborough – A fundraiser to support 6-year-old Northborough resident Christian Campero in his fight against leukemia will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 402 W. Main St. The family event will feature entertainment by the Superstars’ DJ Russell Lesman, raffles, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts along with a cash bar. The price of admission is $10. Friends of the Campero family have organized the party to help defray the cost of medical bills.

Shrewsbury leadership program awards scholarship winners

August 18th, 2014

Terry Cassidy awards the members of the winning Green Team scholarship prizes. (Photos/Alexandra Molnar)

Shrewsbury – The T.R.A.I.L.Blazers Shrewsbury Youth Leadership Institute recently wrapped up its fifth year of the week-long leadership program with team presentations resulting in six scholarship winners. The goal of the program, organized by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS), is to give students “the opportunity to practice leadership but also to build their confidence, self-esteem, and knowledge of what it is to be a leader,” said Terry Cassidy, SYFS executive director.

Westborough Girl Scouts explore Nantucket

August 18th, 2014

(l to r) Girl Scouts Ella Fox, Lydia O’Connell, Jordan Connolly, Helena Spofford and Elizabeth Baldwin, Mary McCormack and Sarah Masciarelli enjoy kayaking. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough -When most people think of Girl Scout trips, they think of going hiking to some strange mountain to do community service and save the world, all the while keeping some “goody goody” reputation. But Westborough Girl Scout Troop 30507, proved this stereotype wrong. Of course, we do hike and do community service, and probably will save the world sometime, but this trip was a little different.

A look back at the Red Barn Theatre on the Turnpike

August 18th, 2014

The Original Red Barn Theatre (Photo courtesy/ Westborough Public Library)

Westborough – For 20 years, starting with its opening day, July 2, 1938, the Red Barn Theatre, located at the intersection of Routes 9 and 30, offered a different play every week for a 26-week season. The Barn entertained summer stock followers, hired resident extras and service people. The actors and actresses stayed at Crossways, Waite’s Twilight Cabins or Dumont’s Cabins and ate at local restaurants. The theater was advertised in the New York Times theater section with 89 other summer theaters along the East Coast known as the Straw Hat Circuit. A new cast of stars traveled to each venue on a weekly basis throughout the summer season.

Donald J. Green named Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal

August 17th, 2014

Donald J. Green, the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal
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Shrewsbury – The Planning Committee for the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury is delighted to announce Donald J. Green as the Grand Marshal for the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival.

Former Assabet coach arraigned for sexual assaults on youth players

August 17th, 2014

Region – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan released this statement Aug. 15:

A Marlborough man has been arraigned on charges alleging inappropriate physical contact with players on his team while employed as a varsity volleyball coach at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough.

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