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Funutation Tech Academy creates problem solvers

March 7th, 2016

A Funutation Tech Academy student at work solving a problem. 

Westborough – “Can you teach kids to make video games?”

A mom asked me that 15 years ago and Funutation (Fun and Education) was founded,” said Ted Jordan, founder and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics) program manager with Funutation.

Two events for parents and families at Fay School

March 7th, 2016

Jedster the Jester 

Southborough – Fay School will hold two free events in March. On Saturday, March 12, as part of “Saturdays at Fay,” Jedster the Jester’s Circus Show will be held from 10 – 11 a.m. This month’s program will feature Jedster the Jester performing amazing circus tricks, and the chance to learn how to do them at home. Circus tricks include juggling, balancing plates, making balloon animals, and basic magic.

Westborough students collect donations for children in need

March 6th, 2016

A colorful sign promotes Project 351’s “Spring Greening” collection drive. (Photo/submitted)

By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer Westborough – With the first day of spring just weeks away, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on spring cleaning! As winter coats and boots make way for windbreakers and galoshes, it is time to pack up the children’s outgrown clothes and discard the well-loved books […]

Zeh School’s Blanket Palooza benefits Project Linus

March 6th, 2016

Marion E. Zeh School students admire the 39 blankets the school will be donating to Project Linus: (l to r) Lena Johnson, Gracie Sheng, Brianna Leblanc and Sophia Hjerpe.

Northborough – An all-school, hands-on community service project at the Marion E. Zeh School resulted in the donation of 39 homemade fleece blankets to Project Linus.

Shrewsbury Library to exhibit student’s artwork

March 6th, 2016

Shrewsbury High School senior Liam Monahan with some of his artwork. (Photo/Heidi Hayes-Pandey)

Shrewsbury – Liam Monahan, a senior at Shrewsbury High School and a page at the Shrewsbury Public Library for three years, shared his Advanced Placement (AP) Art Class portfolio Feb. 19 at the library staff meeting. “The library holds a special place in my heart,” Monahan said. Currently he takes AP Art: Studio/Drawing with teacher […]

NEF announces annual Trivia Night

March 3rd, 2016

Northborough – Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) will hold its annual Team Trivia Night Friday, April 1, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough. Doors open at 7 p.m. and first question is at 7:30 p.m.

Teams of two to four people will test their knowledge of sports, entertainment, history and science. There will be a cash bar and light snacks. Team costumes and accessories are optional and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the winning team and best costumes.

Forum to be held on Westborough High School stadium project

February 29th, 2016

Westborough – Residents are invited to attend a Community Forum regarding the Westborough High School Stadium Repair Project. The forum will be held on Thursday, March 3 from 6:30–9:00pm in the school’s library. Chris Huntress of Huntress Associates, an athletic facility design and land planning firm located in Andover, Mass., will be the facilitator. Residents are invited to learn more about […]

WCLT announces Earth Day Essay Contest and scholarships

February 26th, 2016

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust (WCLT) announced two scholarships of $1,000 each, to be awarded to the winners of its annual Earth Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to all graduating Westborough High School (WHS) seniors as well as to graduating seniors who reside in Westborough but attend a different high school. The contest runs Tuesday, March 1, to Friday, April 1.

Southborough twins bring vegetarian options to school lunch menu

February 24th, 2016

Sia (left) and Simi Gandhi (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – While peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and cheese pizza have long reigned as vegetarian options in school cafeterias, Margaret Neary Elementary School will soon be adding healthy vegetarian choices to the school lunch menu at the request of fourth-graders Simi and Sia Gandhi.

Chinese New Year celebrated with donation to Shrewsbury Public Library

February 23rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – A spectacular event featuring music, dance and martial arts was held at the Oak Middle School Feb. 29 as the Massachusetts Beijing Chinese Language School (MassBCLS) celebrated the Chinese New Year.

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