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Local couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

August 13th, 2014

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Hudson/Northborough – In a day and age where nearly half of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, a local couple have truly been the exception to that statistic. This year, on Aug. 5, Walter and Phyllis Munyon celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

The couple was married in St. Luke’s Church in Hudson in 1939 just before the United States became involved in WWII. In 1941 they moved from Hudson to Berlin.

Employment Options releases statement on passing of Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014

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  Marlborough – Employment Options, a human service agency which serves adults recovering from mental illness, released the following statement in response to the death of Robin Williams: Executive Director Toni Wolf said, “The untimely passing of legendary actor Robin Williams is devastating to those who practice recovery in the mental health field each and [...]

Former Northborough resident develops innovative pet product

August 10th, 2014

CleverPet co-founders Dan Knudsen (right) from Northborough and Leo Trottier. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – A former Northborough resident is part of a team that has developed an interactive game system to keep pets entertained while their owners are away. Dan Knudsen, a 2002 graduate of Algonquin Regional High School, is a co-founder of CleverPet, a smart WiFi-connected game console for dogs.

Love that lasts

August 10th, 2014

Framed by a Newport sunset, John and Andrea Ahern reflect on their 50 years of marriage during a celebration of their golden anniversary. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On a recent perfect Sunday evening, Andrea and John Ahern, longtime Shrewsbury residents, gathered with family and friends under a large white tent set up on a lawn overlooking the bay in Newport, R.I. to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The invitation was to join the couple in a celebration of love and life. The guests reminisced and shared many laughs about their longtime connections with the couple.

Shrewsbury resident touts joy of classic cars

August 10th, 2014

Jim Goodwin stands with his 1986 Chevelle at Dean Park in Shrewsbury. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Sometimes it takes a dare to get you to start something new. A dare is the reason Jim Goodwin of Shrewsbury started the New England Chevelle and El Camino Club.

Youth Fest to promote healthful, drug-free living

August 8th, 2014

Hudson YSAP Youth Workgroup members and event volunteers (From L to R): Leia Owen, Buren Andrews, Mikenna Doherty, Sammy Myette, Vini Bulhoes, Patrick Reynolds, and Kennedy Prashaw.

Hudson – Living and enjoying a healthful, drug-free life is a strong message being conveyed to Hudson youths and will be demonstrated to all who attend the Youth Fest Saturday, Sept. 6, at Wood Park. The special event, sponsored by the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (YSAP) Coalition, will feature youth bands, dance performances, and other positive examples of self-expression that contribute to healthy decision-making.

Northborough grandmother goes ‘over the edge’ for Special Olympics

August 7th, 2014

Sara MacLean waves as she rappels down the side of the Hyatt Regency in Boston. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – As a licensed pilot, Sara MacLean flies her family’s Cesna 182 single-engine airplane several times a week out of Worcester. Heights don’t bother her. The mother of three children and grandmother of five, she is the director of student services for the company

Southborough welcomes new library director

August 7th, 2014

Ryan Donovan (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Southborough – Ryan Donovan brings lots of varied experience with him as the new director of the Southborough Public Library. His first job while in high school was working as a page at the public library in his hometown of Nashua, N.H. His responsibilities soon increased, as did his interest in working at a library.

McGovern continues to fight against plan to close Shrewsbury mail distribution center

August 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury – Local and state officials are frustrated that a proposal to close the Central Massachusetts US Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center (USPS Central MA) may still happen. Adding to that frustration, they said, is that they cannot get any firm information on when it might actually occur.

Westborough student wins scholarship from South Street Diner

August 7th, 2014

Mark Sullivan, owner of the South Street Diner, congratulates Brian Pu Ruiz on winning the diner’s annual scholarship. (Photo/Bonnie Adams)

Westborough – Like many Westborough teens, Brian Pu Ruiz has enjoyed many delicious meals at the South Street Diner. With its varied menu and generous portions, it’s the perfect place for a hungry young man to whet his appetite. He enjoys dining there so much that he decided to apply for an annual scholarship the diner grants to a graduating Westborough High School (WHS) senior each year. And much to his delight, his eloquent essay was chosen by the diner’s owners, Phyllis Keene and Mark Sullivan, as the 2014 winning entry.

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