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Grafton Town House renovations will benefit community

November 24th, 2015

Donna Blanchard, executive director, and Paul Scarlett, president of the board of directors, Apple Tree Arts

Grafton – Since it was originally built in the early 1850s, Grafton’s Town House has literally and figuratively been a key part of the town’s common area. At times it served as municipal building, hosted numerous plays, concerts, lectures, basketball games, banquets and more, and now, home to several small businesses.

Comfort food and hearty breakfasts: Lazy Sundays are made for Harry’s

November 24th, 2015

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Westborough – Harry’s Restaurant on Route 9 in Westborough has always been a popular with the after-church crowd and for good reason – it’s the perfect place to meet for a relaxing breakfast or lunch on a lazy Sunday.

My friend and I were fortunate to arrive during a lull, around noon on a dreary Sunday. The smell of hot food, a cozy booth and a warm, friendly environment certainly brightened the day. The folks who came in after us weren’t so lucky and had a bit of a wait for an open table.

Webster Five names Nicholas Lynch mortgage loan originator

November 24th, 2015

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Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank announces an addition to the Retail Lending Department and has named Nicholas Lynch a mortgage loan originator. Lynch brings 10 years of experience working with customers in multiple communities in and around Worcester County within the financial services industry. Having worked in all areas of consumer banking, he brings a vast amount of business insight to the team. In his new role at Webster Five, he will actively cultivate business relationships with members of the community to ultimately obtain residential mortgage loans.

Festival of Trees continues to grow in its eighth year

November 24th, 2015

Olde Towne Carolers sing holiday music at last year’s Metrowest Festival of Trees.

File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – In 2008, the Marlborough Historical Society added 17 decorated trees to its Christmas at the Farm, an event held at its quaint Peter Rice Homestead. That simple idea has evolved to become this year’s eighth annual Metrowest Festival of Trees, expected to feature over 125 trees and wreaths displayed alongside other attractions for the fourth year at the 47,500-square-foot Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center.

Be a Santa to a Senior Program begins Nov. 30

November 24th, 2015

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Northborough – Pick up a tag and make a senior citizen’s holiday a little bit brighter. Northborough based Home Instead Senior Care is once again teaming up with Central One Federal Credit Union for its Be a Santa to a Senior program. The community is invited to participate to make it a success.

Local business, nonprofit team up to help neighbors affected by breast cancer

November 24th, 2015

Sue and Roger McCarthy, owners of McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, stand with Linda Halloran (center) on the day they presented a $2,000 check in support of the nonprofit organization Halloran co-founded, The Breast Friends Connection.
Photo/Lori Berkey

Shrewsbury – Each year, Roger and Sue McCarthy donate to a selected charity on behalf of the business they own, McCarthy Landscaping and Irrigation, Inc. Long-time supporters of breast cancer aid organizations, the couple had personal reasons this year for wanting to find an organization that helps local people affected by the disease. Sue’s research turned up the Breast Friends Connection, which offers a monthly support group in Shrewsbury as well as other assistance. After learning details about what the group provides, the McCarthys wrote them a check for $2,000 to support the organization.

Local dancers to perform in Ballet Arts Worcester’s “The Nutcracker Ballet” at the Hanover Theatre

November 23rd, 2015

Photo 4: Bella Lanzarini as “Clara”

Region – Ballet Arts Worcester announced the ninth annual production of “The Nutcracker Ballet” at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Worcester. Over 110 dancers from Central Mass. will perform in the festive production that officially kicks off the 2015 holiday season, Nov. 27, 28 and 29.

Area cheerleaders compete for state championship

November 23rd, 2015

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Northborough – The Hudson High School cheerleading squad competed in the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association (MSSAA) 2015 fall cheerleading state championship in the coed small school category Nov. 22 at Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough. The squad placed sixth.

Westborough girls’ volleyball loses close title match to Notre Dame

November 22nd, 2015

The Westborough girls' volleyball team poses with their runner-up trophy. 
Photo/John Orrell

By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Fitchburg – So many good things have happened for the Westborough High girls’ varsity volleyball team in this 2015 season that it seemed like the very best was destined to come when the team traveled north to Fitchburg High School Nov. 21. And for a time, it did indeed appear […]

Algonquin girls’ soccer run at state title falls short

November 22nd, 2015

Algonquin coach Scott Taggart and captains (from left) Kendall Sweeney, Meagan Stassi, Caroline Leonard and Kate Hostage pose with their trophy.

Lynn – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks fell to the Needham High School Rockets by a score of 3-1 in the 2015 MIAA Girls Soccer Division 1 State Finals. The state championship game was played Nov. 21 at Manning Field in Lynn.

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