Region – Mohan John is discovering healthy lessons as a seventh-grader at Melican Middle School in Northborough. His favorite class is math, with science ranking a close second. He recently learned the facts and figures of cancer when a survivor visited his science class.
“The experience he had to go through was not very good,” Mohan said of the cancer survivor. “He went through all kinds of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Hearing him motivated me a lot.”
Worcester – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks boys’ lacrosse team played host to its central Mass. rival, the St. John’s High School Pioneers, at Assumption College in Worcester May 18.
Marlborough – The second-place Marlborough High School Panthers hosted the last place Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers for a Midland A league softball game May 17 in Marlborough.
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Region – With Memorial Day just weeks away, many municipalities are planning commemorations and tributes. But now there is another way that citizens can help honor veterans, by purchasing small American flags that will be displayed as part of a large group of flags in either Shrewsbury or Worcester.
The initiative, “Flags for Our Fallen,” was started last year by Shrewsbury resident Amanda Sullivan. With the help of Liberty Church officials, she sold 1,500 flags leading up to Memorial Day, for $2 each, for a total of $3,000. Those flags were then displayed at the church’s 495 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury location and at the New England Dream Center (NEDC) in Worcester. All proceeds were donated to NEDC programs that support veteran initiatives such as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome support and workforce training.
Westborough – Herb Chambers may soon need to add one more thing to his “We’ve got it” jingle: competition.
That’s because the Planning Board heard the development plans of CarMax Auto Superstores – a nationwide used car retail franchise – to become the latest auto dealer along Westborough’s Route 9 strip during its May 14 meeting.
Seeking to utilize a plot at 170-178 Turnpike Rd. – the site of the former driving range next to Bertucci’s – CarMax requested an excavation permit from the Planning Board to begin developing 16 acres of the 50 total acres they intend to purchase at that location.
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Shrewsbury – The Dave Matthews Band is a timeless act that appeals to a broad audience. For a quarter century, the group has been putting on such mesmerizing live performances, that it has inspired young listeners to pick up musical instruments. That was the case with the members of “The Sage Project,” a six-piece jam band from Shrewsbury.
Marlborough – Since joining the Marlborough High School (MHS) faculty as choral director in 2008, Shannon Phypers has shared her passion for musical performance with many students. This school year, her interest in recording led to the construction of a studio, where a music production class has been added to the curriculum. Fourteen students in grades 10 through 12 spent the first semester learning to record two songs, which they performed a cappella.
Region – Like millions of people around the globe, singer/songwriter Justin Cohen was devastated by the senseless murders of 20 children and six adults in the Newtown, Conn. massacre in December. Out of that grief, he wrote the song, “26 Angels.”