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Region – With Memorial Day just weeks away, many municipalities are planning commemorations and tributes. But now there is another way that citizens can help honor veterans, by purchasing small American flags that will be displayed as part of a large group of flags in either Shrewsbury or Worcester.
The initiative, “Flags for Our Fallen,” was started last year by Shrewsbury resident Amanda Sullivan. With the help of Liberty Church officials, she sold 1,500 flags leading up to Memorial Day, for $2 each, for a total of $3,000. Those flags were then displayed at the church’s 495 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury location and at the New England Dream Center (NEDC) in Worcester. All proceeds were donated to NEDC programs that support veteran initiatives such as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome support and workforce training.
Westborough – Bestselling author, longtime Boston Herald columnist and radio show host Howie Carr will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. to sign copies of his new book, “Rifleman – the Untold Story of Stephen Flemmi, Whitey Bulger’s Partner.”
Westborough – Many parents nowadays are finding that instead of dealing with an empty nest situation as their children get older, the nest stays at full-occupancy. That’s because a still faltering economy, among other factors, results in 20-something kids who aren’t prepared to go off on their own. That’s where Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Ph.D., the [...]
Westborough – Award-winning author Tehila Lieberman will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, May 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., to sign copies of her new short story collection, “Venus in the Afternoon.” In this collection, the author writes of a middle- aged window washer, mourning his wife and an estranged daughter, who begins to grow [...]
Westborough – Herb Chambers may soon need to add one more thing to his “We’ve got it” jingle: competition.
That’s because the Planning Board heard the development plans of CarMax Auto Superstores – a nationwide used car retail franchise – to become the latest auto dealer along Westborough’s Route 9 strip during its May 14 meeting.
Seeking to utilize a plot at 170-178 Turnpike Rd. – the site of the former driving range next to Bertucci’s – CarMax requested an excavation permit from the Planning Board to begin developing 16 acres of the 50 total acres they intend to purchase at that location.
School: Saint John’s High School
Coach: Bob Foley
Saint John’s leading scorer from this past season (11.5 points per game) recently reflected on his successful high school career.
Southborough/Northborough – According to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA), Parkinson’s disease affects more than 1.5 million people in the United States. The disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system resulting in a variety of symptoms, including muscle rigidity, tremors, and changes in speech and gait.
Marlborough – City Councilors rejected a request May 6 to waive permitting fees for the Assabet Valley Regional School District for the renovation project currently in progress at the school’s Fitchburg Street location.
Marlborough- Local musician Jason Anick has played music all over the world and before a large variety of audiences. When he was 12 years old, he was performing in the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair fiddle contest when then-President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, unexpectedly joined the audience.
Marlborough – The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) has announced its 39th Premier Golf Open (PGO) will be held Tuesday, June 4 at the Marlborough Country Club. This charity event will feature golf as well as a social hour, and a buffet dinner. The day offers something for everyone, golf pro or not!” said Susanne [...]