June 25th, 2013
Westborough – The Westborough Fourth of July Planning Committee will hold its annual Family Block Party Friday, June 28, from 6-10 p.m. on W. Main Street from the rotary to Church Street. The event will feature music by the local band, “The Reminisants,” and the Westborough Community Band. Children’s events feature a moon bounce, dunk [...]
June 19th, 2013
Marlborough – The United Way of Tri-County’s Marlborough Community Cupboard (MCC) in partnership with BayPath Elder Services, the city of Marlborough, Marlborough Senior Center, and Marlborough Senior Housing have formed The Senior Mobile Market Program. The initiative is designed to reach those home-bound seniors already connected with these service providers. “We are pleased that we [...]
June 5th, 2013
By Joan F. Simoneau, Contributing Writer Marlborough – Seniors who are in need of a ride to medical appointments because family and friends are unable to help are being accommodated by a group of volunteers in the Friends in Service Helping (FISH) program. If someone needs assistance, they leave a message on the phone message system and a coordinator locates [...]
May 17th, 2013
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May 13th, 2013
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.
May 4th, 2013
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:
April 28th, 2013
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.”
April 23rd, 2013
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.’”
April 8th, 2013
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.
April 6th, 2013
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.