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Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen

August 26th, 2014

Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the “Pride in Workmanship Award.”
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Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.

Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.

Marlborough Cultural Council improves quality of life

August 25th, 2014

Marlborough – If you are participating in a project that is intended to improve the quality of life in the community, or know of a family member, friend or business associate who is, there is financial assistance through the Marlborough Cultural Council, whose mission is to promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Athletes volunteer for second annual ‘Rangers Give Back’

August 25th, 2014

(l to r) WHS Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and students Olivia Natale and Katie Bretta Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Whether it’s providing funding or just cheering them on in good times or bad, student athletes depend on the support of their community. On Aug. 19, members of the various Westborough High School (WHS) athletic teams returned the favor, by participating in the second annual “Rangers Give Back.”

St. Mary’s promotes youth checking program

August 25th, 2014

Lucy Pendergast (second from left) and Daniel Jacobs (second from right) receive their $500 Best Buy gift cards from Jim Petkewich, St. Mary’s vice president, retail services (far left) and Jim Garvey, St. Mary’s president and CEO (far right).  
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Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union recently gave away $500 Best Buy gift cards to five local young adults as part of its Gateway Youth Checking promotion. The Gateway Youth Checking account is designed exclusively for young adults ages 16 to 23. The account includes access to 30,000 ATMs nationwide and up to $10 reimbursed [...]

Season wraps up with ‘Southborough Summer Nights’

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

Marlborough prepares for an active Labor Day weekend

August 24th, 2014

Monthe Lofos and Nikki Beander, both parishioners of Sts. Anargyroi Church, dance along with live music at a past Grecian Festival.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Downtown Marlborough will be extraordinarily active this Labor Day weekend with nostalgic tunes, cultural delicacies, carnival amusements, candidates campaigning and careening hospital beds.

Festivities begin Thursday, Aug. 28, 7 to 9 p.m., when Dom V and the Swing Out Big Band concludes the Mayor’s 2014 Summer Concert Series at Union Common. Co-hosted by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club, this concert will feature food and ice cream trucks, and tables decorated with centerpieces by the Colonial Garden Club of Marlborough.

Hudson High welcomes new athletic director

August 23rd, 2014

Jessica Winders, new athletic director at Hudson High School. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – “My commute just got a whole lot better,” declared Jessica Winders, an athletic director who recently moved from Worcester to Boylston and changed jobs from Newbury College in Brookline to Hudson High School. She’s looking forward to working with high school coaches after seven years at two colleges.

Recent high school graduate conducts research in Nobel Prize winner’s lab

August 22nd, 2014

M Gregory Konar

Marlborough – Marlborough resident Gregory Konar recently finished his internship in Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Craig Mello’s laboratory at UMass Medical School. Konar began working there May 27, shortly after graduating from the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science.

Rotary Club of Westborough invests in youth leaders

August 22nd, 2014

Local participants in this summer’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend: (l to r) Marissa Moquin, Molly Reilly, Riley Gardner, Michala Sockol, Carlos Santom, Jon Gross and Matt Pickering. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough continued its longtime tradition of offering Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to rising 11th-graders. Over 170 recipients, known as RYLAns, from Rotary District 7910 attended this year’s weekend of workshops from June 27 to 29 at Worcester State University.

Northborough and Southborough relatives host Haitian youth

August 22nd, 2014

Gathered prior to a visit to Boston are (l to r) Jill Smith Earley; her daughter Lilly, 14; Patrick Carrier, 18; Rose Kermine Chery, 19; Lauren Earley, 14; and her mother Marillyn. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough/Southborough – Five relatives from Northborough and Southborough are following up on their week of volunteer work at an orphanage in Haiti in March 2013. They’re hosting two Haitian teens, Patrick Carrier and Rose Kermine Chery, who are attending the International Summer Program at Worcester Academy to focus on English as a second language (ESL).

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