Here is the 2013 Summer Guide -
Here is the 2013 Summer Guide -
Hudson – Most Hudson residents of Portuguese descent are from the Azorean island of Santa Maria. Several of them are musicians who were first brought together in 2002 by Manuel “Manny” Chaves. They play various stringed instruments, accordions and percussion. Two years later, a few vocalists including Juvenalia Chaves (no relation) were invited to join the musicians. Now known as Grupo das Candeias, they still meet weekly for rehearsals at the Hudson Portuguese Club.
Westborough –Hundreds of people came out to celebrate the first full day of the Westborough Spring Festival at the Bay State Commons. The event, organized by the Rotary Club of Westborough, featured local businesses, nonprofit groups and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights from the day:
Westborough – Plans are now being finalized for the 11th Annual Westborough Spring Festival, which will be held Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5.
The festival is hosted by the Rotary Club of Westborough, but Co-Chairs Carol Burtt Borglund and Betsy Moquin said it has become an event that “truly involves residents, organizations and businesses from all sectors of the town.”
Northborough – As he reflected on the aftermath of the devastating Boston Marathon bombings, Ernie Rivard, a pastoral assistant at St. Rose of Lima Church, said he was particularly moved by the story of the youngest victim, little 8-year-old Martin Richard.
“I saw two images that especially struck me,” Rivard said. “One was of him making his first Communion and the other was of him holding a sign that said ‘No more hurting people. Peace.’”
Hopkinton – Federal, state and local officials joined John Hancock Financial representatives today at the Center School in Hopkinton to unveil the life-size statue honoring famed father and son, Dick and Rick Hoyt. The statue was commissioned by John Hancock and donated to the town of Hopkinton.
The Hoyts are known for their annual participation in the Boston Marathon, among many other athletic endeavors. This year marks their 31st year participating in the marathon. Dick Hoyt has pushed his son, Rick, who is a quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy, through the finish line thirty times. They are known as “Team Hoyt”, and they have become a local symbol of strength and inspiration in overcoming obstacles and adversity.
Westborough – Phil Kittredge is a Renaissance man of sorts. A recently retired longtime member of the Westborough Fire Department, he is also an amateur historian, who has collected – and donated – numerous photos and other items to various town groups and departments. But as committed as he has been to those endeavors, there is another area that really touches his heart, he said – serving as the president of the Westborough Food Pantry.
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By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – Mary Jo Nawrocki, the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) superintendent and director, has announced that she will retire from the position June 30. After a 42-year career in education, 38 of those years at AVRTHS, she would like to continue working in the field. “I’m [...]
Region – When a baby is born prematurely, parents often experience a host of emotions including anxiety, fear and depression. While they of course want to be by their little one’s side, that is not always possible, especially when the hospitalization is, as is often in cases of preemies, quite lengthy. But now parents whose babies are patients in the UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Worcester have another way to stay in touch when they can’t be there in person –a special web camera that allows them to see their child via real-time video.