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Marlborough High School scholarship celebrates 10th anniversary

June 23rd, 2016

Self-portrait by Eric Siwko Jr.

Marlborough – There is heartfelt meaning behind the Eric I. Siwko Jr. Scholarship, given in his memory by his parents, Jane and Eric Siwko Sr., to graduating students from Marlborough High School (MHS). This scholarship is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary. At the MHS graduation, there will be three awards — two for $1,000 and one for $500 — to graduates “who plan on continuing [their] education in the field of art or drama.”

Motorcyclists to ‘roar for a cure’ of rare disease

June 22nd, 2016

Elyse Driscoll 


Marlborough – Kim Driscoll of Marlborough founded ELYSESTRONG as a legacy to her daughter Elyse, as well as to raise awareness and funds for the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network (CDCN). ELYSESTRONG will host the second annual Roar for a Cure motorcycle ride Saturday, July 23, beginning and ending at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129, 67 Fitchburg St. Others can join the motorcyclists afterward for lunch and family-friendly activities.

Shrewsbury’s newly reconstructed library slated to open in September

June 21st, 2016

The front entrance of the new library

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury won’t have to wait much longer for the highly anticipated, newly reconstructed public library, according to Director Ellen Dolan.

Algonquin students win B.A.S.S. fishing tournament

June 21st, 2016

Sean Prendergast (left) and Evan Bramhill (Photo/submitted)

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) junior Evan Bramhill, 17, has been hooked on fishing for as long as he can remember. As a youngster growing up in Virginia Beach, he spent countless hours fishing at small farm ponds and lakes with his father, Chris. Over the years, Bramhill’s love of fishing never waned. Recently, he won the B.A.S.S. High School State Fishing Tournament – for the second year in a row. In August, he will be attending the B.A.S.S. High School National Championships in Tennessee.

Local gymnasts on first-place Massachusetts team

June 21st, 2016

Showing off some of their flexibility and proudly wearing the medals they won in Florida are gymnasts Karina Hopping, Ally McNeil and Maddie Konz. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Three Shrewsbury High School senior gymnasts were chosen to represent Massachusetts at the 2016 National High School Gymnastics Association (NHSGA) Senior Showcase recently held in Fort Meyers, Fla. Karina Hopping, Ally McNeil and Maddie Konz were among 22 senior gymnasts selected from the top competitors in the north and south state sections to be on this elite team.

Marlborough dental practice offers wide range of services

June 21st, 2016

BF Ayotte-cr

“We are a one-stop dental practice. I can do most procedures right here without the need for referrals,” said Dr. William J. Ayotte, explaining a key advantage of the dental services he has been offering for 26 years, 16 of them in Marlborough.

Local Fourth of July celebrations

June 21st, 2016

Kids celebrate at last year’s Fourth of July Block Party in Westborough. 

Region – Several local towns are celebrating the upcoming Fourth of July holiday with music, entertainment and fireworks.

The Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 46th annual Fourth of July Celebration at Dean Park Monday, July 4, from 12 – 4 p.m.

Entrepreneurial spirit in Westborough

June 21st, 2016

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – Alex Kenny, 8 and his babysitter, Amy Wilichowski, 19, take a break from selling paper airplanes at the Westborough Farmers’ Market June 16. Alex came up with the idea of selling the airplanes that have designs and inspirational sayings on them as a way to earn some spending money this summer.

Council approves money transfers

June 21st, 2016

Marlborough – Nearly $10 million in grants, transfers and related actions were approved by the City Council at its June 20 meeting. Included was $1 million to the Stabilization Fund to “ensure the city’s fiscal stability,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant in his communication to councilors.

Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism recognizes Northborough dad

June 20th, 2016

(l to r) Andrew, Debra, Ken, and Ryan Roberts participating in the Waterville Valley Adaptive Ski Weekend

Photo/Dean Haymes

Northborough – Northborough resident Ken Roberts was one of three fathers recently honored by the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families affected by autism live life to the fullest. The fathers were recognized for creating an active lifestyle for their children on the spectrum. The recognition is part of the foundation’s Autism on the Go initiative, which addresses the importance of an active lifestyle by funding recreation, sports and music programs for families affected by autism.

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