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Shrewsbury resident still lacing ‘em up at age 88

July 17th, 2013

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Shrewsbury –When Al San Clemente is called “old man” by his ice hockey teammates, he doesn’t mind because he knows it’s out of respect. And he is old, 88 years old actually. But although he is nearing the age when many people of his generation have slowed down significantly, San Clemente can instead be found at a local ice hockey rink, playing the game he loves, at least twice a week.

A resident of Shrewsbury for a half century, Al San Clemente was born on Aug. 12, 1925, and grew up in Milford, the youngest son of first-generation Italian parents.

Friend petitions for Dean Park field dedication

July 1st, 2013

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Shrewsbury – Robert F. “Bobby” Zona, a lifelong resident of Shrewsbury, died Nov. 23, 2011, at the age of 60. He was a devoted father, an avid sports fan and an employee of the town of Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department for 40 years. He was also a dear friend of Mike Lodowsky.

Local Fourth of July celebrations feature parades and fireworks

June 25th, 2013

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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 [...]

Marlborough Community Cupboard offers help for seniors

June 19th, 2013

(l to r) Judy Kane, WMCT TV and Jennifer Claro, director of the Marlborough Senior Center, talk with Jen Maseda, senior vice president, United Way of Tri-County about new initiatives to help Marlborough senior citizens facing issues with food insecurities.  
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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 [...]

Program to assist local seniors seeks volunteers

June 5th, 2013

F.I.S.H volunteer driver Gary Adkins picks up a grateful client, Barbara McGuire, for a medical appointment in Worcester.  
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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 [...]

The 2013 Summer Guide is here!

May 17th, 2013

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Here is the 2013 Summer Guide -

Keeping Portuguese cultural traditions alive in Hudson

May 13th, 2013

Members of Grupo das Candeias (l to r) Victor Chaves, Jose Rego, Antonio Braga and Antonio Reis provide traditional music for the procession of last year’s Imperio Mariense Holy Ghost Feast. Following a Mass at St. Michael Church, the procession traveled along Main Street and concluded at the Hudson Portuguese Club for a second day of festivities.

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 celebrates spring

May 4th, 2013

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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:

It’s almost time for the 11th Westborough Spring Festival

April 28th, 2013

Anouk Chevalier and her daughter, Anais, 14 months, pet a rabbit following a magic show performed at the pavilion at Bay State Green.
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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.”

Story of youngest Marathon victim inspires a local plea for peace

April 23rd, 2013

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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.’”

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