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Spirit of Shrewsbury kicks off month of festivities with car show and boat parade

August 17th, 2017

Shrewsbury –This year’s Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival, the 21st in its history, will culminate with a number of events the weekend of Saturday, Sept 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24.

Live from Grafton Common, it’s ‘Ask the Geezers’

August 11th, 2017

Grafton – Topics got as hot as the humid temperature Aug. 3 when Grafton Community Television (GCTV) presented a 90-minute live cablecast of its popular program “Ask the Geezers” from the historic Grafton Common. Stationed in front of the iconic gazebo were the show hosts Bob DeToma, Jim Gallagher and Rick Schultze.

Marlborough Library offers Lowell Spinners tickets, kids’ events

July 6th, 2017

Marlborough – Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St., is now offering new discount passes to the Lowell Spinners baseball games, plus upcoming fun, free kids’ events.

Local Fourth of July celebrations feature parades and fireworks

June 23rd, 2013

Westborough – The Westborough Fourth of July Planning Committee will hold its annual Family Block Party Friday, June 28, from 6-10 p.m. on W. Main Street from the rotary to Church Street. The event will feature music by the local band, “The Reminisants,” and the Westborough Community Band. Children's events feature a moon bounce, dunk […]

Of Historical Note: Where there have been cheers for many years

April 7th, 2012

Hudson – The photo of this stadium was taken at 120 Chapin Road in Hudson. The space where this outdoor arena, the Morgan Bowl, stands at Riverside Park was once used for horseracing. That's according to information published in the book, “Hudson's Heritage,”

Of Historical Note: Revived sanctuary

March 9th, 2012

Westborough – The photo of this brick and stone chapel was taken at 106 South St. in Westborough on the grounds of Pine Grove Cemetery. According to historical information posted on the town of Westborough Cemetery Division's website, the chapel was donated in memory of Jonas A. Stone

Of Historical Note: Homage to Choate endures

March 3rd, 2012

Southborough – The photo of this shingled domicile was taken at 28 Main St. in Southborough. Once a maternity hospital, the site became a Community House for the Southborough Village Society in 1922 when Charles F. Choate

Of Historical Note: Learning corner

February 13th, 2012

Shrewsbury – The photo of this little brick place was taken at the corner of Old Mill Road and Main Street in Shrewsbury. According to the “Town of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 1727-1977 Two Hundred Fiftieth Anniversary Official Souvenir Program,”

Of Historical Note: Former haven for lost pooches

February 5th, 2012

Northborough — The photo of this caged structure was taken at 314 Southwest Cutoff in Northborough. As recently as last fall, the site was used by the town of Northborough as the town's kennel facility. The town used to share the rental expense of the privately owned property with the town of Westborough. Claudia McGuire,

Of Historical Note: Back in the day, knights gathered here

January 21st, 2012

Marlborough – The photo of this Greek Revival-style home was taken at 74 Main St. in Marlborough. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984 as the John Cotting House, the structure now houses law offices and was once the meeting spot for the Knights of Columbus.

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