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Southborough’s Art on the Trails finishes successful season

October 19th, 2017

Southborough – Southborough’s “Art On the Trails: Finding Solace in the Woods,” has been a resounding success. Southborough artist Catherine M. Weber, a force behind the exhibit, commented, “This four-month exhibition of site-specific art at Beal’s Preserve has attracted hundreds of people, many who would otherwise not have known about this precious local resource.”

Westborough Cultural council seeks online grant proposals

September 21st, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Cultural Council is accepting grant applications online for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for funds supporting a range of cultural activities, including concerts, exhibits, lectures, performances, workshops, festivals and student field trips.

Local theater troupe performs at world’s largest arts festival

September 14th, 2017

Marlborough – When the Ghost Light Players presented William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in April 2016 at the First Church in Marlborough, its director Kat Alix-Gaudreau wished that the show’s run could get extended. She got her wish – over a year later. The Marlborough-based community theater group reprised its production of “Hamlet” from Aug. 7 to 11 at the 70th anniversary of the famed Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland.

Marlborough hero leads 66th Labor Day Parade

September 5th, 2017

Marlborough – With this year’s mission to honor an unsung hero as grand marshal, the 66th annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade was led through the city’s downtown Sept. 4 by Marlborough resident and Sudbury firefighter-paramedic Mike Matros. Patriotically dressed in a suit emblazoned with stars and stripes, he rode the 1.7-mile parade route in a convertible with his wife Caitlin and their children Teaghan, 5, and Jake, 6.

Dykema hosts annual picnic for local seniors

September 4th, 2017

Region  – State Rep. Carolyn Dykema (R-Holliston) welcomed seniors from Holliston, Hopkinton, Southborough, and Westborough to the MetroWest YMCA’s Family Outdoor Center Aug. 28  for her annual senior picnic, a tradition begun by longtime Hopkinton residents Bob and Jackie Lavoie that the representative has continued since taking office in 2009.

Third Overdose Awareness Vigil gathers crowd in downtown Marlborough

September 1st, 2017

Marlborough – The third International Overdose Awareness Day Vigil at the Walker Building in Marlborough ended on Aug. 31 with hundreds of attendees raising memorial candles into the sky as the voice of Godsmack’s Sully Erna echoed down Main Street.

This year’s was the biggest event yet for organizer and advocate Kathy Leonard of Marlborough. Several hundred attendees came from across Central Massachusetts to hear more than an hour of speeches and a musical performance by Erna. Leonard organized the event to remember those lost to the opioid epidemic and destigmatize addiction.

Westborough prepares for 300th anniversary ‘Grande’ Parade

August 30th, 2017

Westborough – As the town of Westborough gets ready to celebrate its 300th anniversary with a ‘grande’ parade on Sunday, Sept. 10, the parade committee is working nonstop to finalize the last-minute details.  In a meeting held Aug. 27 for participants, the committee went over the details that they have been diligently working on over the past year to ensure the parade goes off without a hitch.

Westborough American Legion seeks new members

August 29th, 2017

Westborough – According to its national website, “The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans’ service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts.” Among them is the Westborough American Legion Stowell-Parker Post 163, which currently has 30 members. Leading the mission to increase membership is its adjutant Rob Labriola.

Northborough’s annual Applefest promises fun-filled weekend

August 28th, 2017

Northborough – This year’s annual Applefest in Northborough promises to be an exciting event for the whole family. It showcases the true spirit of community as many organizations come together Sept. 14-17.

The fun kicks off Thursday evening with a pizza dinner and kids’ event featuring the Stupendous Mr. Magichead at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St., beginning at 5 p.m. sponsored by Northborough Girl Scouts and Northborough Elementary Schools PTO.

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.

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