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Colonial Candies – Candy maker fills Valentine’s, Easter needs

February 3rd, 2016

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Bolton—With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and Easter falling on Sunday, March 27, Colonial Candies is ready to meet all the sweet demands of those holidays—and has some suggestions for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well.

Richard and Grace Hebert opened their candy manufacturing and retail business in 1978, in the large white Colonial building visible from I-495. Richard’s grandfather started the family candy business back in 1917, and Richard has been making candy since he was 14.

Checkerboards offers great food, casual environment

February 3rd, 2016

Checkerboards can accommodate nearly 200 patrons but with three spacious dining areas, never feels crowded.

Hudson – This spring Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar will be celebrating its 25th year in business.

Chris Tsiros, who owns the restaurant with his father-in-law Joe Martocci and sister-in-law Jill Smith, said the owners take great pride in the fact that not only are they surviving in a tough industry but indeed thriving.

Shrewsbury’s Troop 4 honors three new Eagle Scouts

February 2nd, 2016

Troop 4 Shrewsbury’s newest Eagle Scouts Devin Travers, Shayne Brenner and Logan Garber. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury- American Legion Ray Stone Post 238 and Troop 4 are proud to announce their three newest Eagle Scouts – Logan Garber, Shayne Brenner and Devin Travers. They are Troop 4’s 113th-115th Eagle Scouts. An Eagle Court of Honor took place Jan. 9 at Floral Street School, attended by troop members and leaders, family, friends and honored guests. State Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury), State Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury), and Shrewsbury Selectman Moira Miller sent citations to recognize the accomplishments of each new Eagle Scout.

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop launching in Central Massachusetts

February 2nd, 2016

Second Saturday Central Mass panel: Jacqueline McLean Zekos, divorce counselor; Pedro Silva, financial planner; and Polly Tatum, divorce attorney/mediator. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – A monthly divorce workshop, Second Saturdays Central Mass, will hold its first meeting Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Corridor 9 Chamber of Commerce, 30 Lyman St., #6, in Westborough. It is geared to woman of all ages and backgrounds who are contemplating or going through divorce.

Heart & Stone to host silhouette artist

February 2nd, 2016

Silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux

Northborough – Heart & Stone Jewelry, 269 W. Main St., Northborough, will host famed silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux Friday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Julio’s Liquors celebrates 11th Annual ‘Go Whisk(e)y’ Weekend

February 2nd, 2016

Julio’s Liquors will be celebrating its 11th Annual “Go Whisk(e)y” Weekend.

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors is excited to once again celebrate its annual “Go Whisk(e)y” Weekend. A mecca for whiskey lovers, the conference will take place from Wednesday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 28. For the past decade, the action-packed five day event has attracted people from all over the nation, hobbyists and experts alike. To top it off, the majority of the events and tastings at the conference are free, while VIP tickets are available for those looking to make the most of their experience.

Worcester County Sheriff warns students of dangers of drug abuse

February 2nd, 2016

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Northborough – With humor, pop culture references, and actual footage of inmates, Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis presented his powerful Face2Face Program to eighth-grade students at Robert E. Melican Middle School.

The program’s intended purpose is to debunk the myths about substance abuse with actual facts and reinforce the notion that your choices really do matter, especially in middle and high school.

Girl Scout Gold Award project focuses on wildlife safety in Westborough

February 2nd, 2016

Girl Scout Kaleigh Wright (left) with Jessica Zorge, program assistant at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic

Westborough – From Feb. 1 – 29, there will be a supply drive for Tufts Wildlife Clinic at the Westborough Public Library. Items needed include clean towels and baby blankets (no comforters) with no frayed edges and clean 17.6-oz. yogurt containers to make nests for injured birds. Kaleigh Wright, 17, a junior at Westborough High School, is working on her “Wildlife Safety in Westborough” Girl Scout Gold Award and is running the drive.

Algonquin gymnasts – courage, strength and grace

February 2nd, 2016

Kerry Luiso

Northborough – They seldom receive the attention or fanfare of their fellow school athletes, make marquee sports headlines or compete before sold-out audiences, but in terms of their sport requiring physical strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and balance, there may be no other high school sport that can equal.

Young players make a difference on Shrewsbury High girls’ hockey team

February 2nd, 2016

#12 Megan Moran

Region – Their leading scorer is but a freshman and the team relies at times upon its backup goaltenders who, as seventh and eight graders, are many months away from entering high school. The 2015-2016 roster consists of just four seniors and the entire blue line corps is comprised of underclassmen. Players come from four different schools stretched across Worcester County raising the question of how well can a geographically-divided squad coalesce into a cohesive unit.

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