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Assabet Valley MCJROTC Grand National Champions

May 2nd, 2016

Region – The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AVMCJROTC) from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough was represented at the Joint Service Grand National Championship Competition in Orlando, Fla., April 22-24. The cadets participated in the following events: Physical Fitness Test, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flight, Brain Brawl (Academic evaluation of military, scholastic, current events, and general knowledge), marksmanship, inspection, Color Guard, and Dual Exhibition with arms.

Local Vietnam War veterans get properly welcomed home

May 2nd, 2016

Vietnam War veterans stand as the national anthem is sung.

Region – Local Vietnam War veterans experienced a welcome home April 30 that they didn’t get when they returned from serving during a time of political turmoil. Organizing the ceremony came about because of a common concern heard by Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Service District.

“I heard a recurring theme: ‘We weren’t welcomed home very well,’” he relayed. “Perceptions have changed over time. Let’s try to do it right. We’re here to say, ‘Welcome home – decades later.’”

Learning about fire safety

May 1st, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighters Mike Bowles (left) and Brendan Palumbo (right) with Floral Street School second graders after a presentation about fire safety on April 15.   Shrewsbury Firefighters present the S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness & Fire Education) Program to students each year in Shrewsbury. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Shrewsbury High students donate sports equipment to younger kids

May 1st, 2016

Members of the C.A.R.E. team (left to right,  front to back) – Jake  Mastrandrea, Jackie Sullivan, Maria Maniatis, Megan Warwick, Grayson Lee, Meg Power, Ryan Welch, Joe Walton, Ryan Bunton, Nick Quitadamo, and Erik Schaeffer. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – More than a dozen student-athletes from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) participated in the school’s inaugural C.A.R.E. project on April 9 and 12, collecting new and gently used sporting and playground equipment and distributing it to students at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School while discussing the benefits of physical fitness. The SHS Colonials Athletic […]

Poetry Out Loud Competition – Algonquin Regional High School’s Hannah Moran

May 1st, 2016


Northborough – Algonquin Regional High School senior Hannah Moran was one of six semifinalists in this year’s National Poetry Out Loud Competition.

Mark’s Moving & Storage donates to Project Graduation

April 26th, 2016

(l to r) Geoff Spofford, trustee, Project Graduation; Fay Stadig, president, board of trustees, Project Graduation; Brandon Kraemer, Mark’s Moving and Storage, Inc.; Maura Shunney, trustee, Project Graduation; and Craig Nichols, co-chair, Project Graduation.

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Westborough – For the past 26 years, the majority of Westborough High School’s graduating seniors have celebrated that momentous occasion with an all-night party held after the ceremony itself. Project Graduation, as the event is called, is organized by a group of dedicated parents, who just want to ensure that their teens are having fun but in a safe, temptation-free environment.

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awards grant to Sudbury school

April 26th, 2016

(l to r)  Sarah Troiano, Nixon PTO president; Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary; Donna Driscoll, Marlborough Savings Bank branch manager; and Erica O’Brien, Nixon PTO grant writer 

Marlborough – Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Nixon Elementary School PTO in Sudbury a grant for cultural enrichment programs for their students. The Charitable Foundation recently presented the Nixon School PTO a $500 grant towards its Educational Enrichment Fund, which is responsible for facilitating school-wide and grade-specific programs that enhance and complement the classroom experience.

Peaslee School students honor Northborough’s 250th

April 25th, 2016

First grade’s A-Z of Northborough exhibit.

Northborough – Marguerite E. Peaslee Elementary School hosted an evening April 14 celebrating Northborough’s 250th anniversary. The museum-style event exhibited students and classroom projects from all grade levels which related to Northborough’s history or the number 250.

IC Parish to present benefit concert for three causes

April 25th, 2016

Irish tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan


Marlborough – Tickets are selling quickly for a concert featuring Irish tenor Ronan Tynan to be presented Friday, May 20, 7 p.m., at Immaculate Conception (IC) Church, 11 Prospect St. in downtown Marlborough. Proceeds will benefit three causes: the IC Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul, IC School Technology Fund and World Youth Day 2016.

Saint Mary School students participate in declamation competition

April 22nd, 2016

(Front row, l to r) Camryn Hughes, Isabella Villani, Ciara Boyle, Aliya Larkin, Isabel George, Mary Seraichick; (back row, l to r) Helen Collins, Rilie Saba, Axel Johnson, Alex Nedelescu, Maria Hickson, Amanda Lo, Grace Clifford and Margaret Sullivan. (Photo/Stacey Hughes Photography)

Shrewsbury – Students from Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently participated in the Diocese of Worcester Speech Declamation Competition at St. Peter-Marian Junior-Senior High School. The students represented Saint Mary School well as they were successful in a variety of oratory categories. Saint Mary faculty members Mary Seraichick and Helen Collins helped prepare the students […]

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