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Shrewsbury woman honors a special bond with a 26.2 mile walk

September 14th, 2014

Tracy Flynn will be walking with Team Chickaroo for the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk on Sept. 21. 

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Shrewsbury – On a designated day every September, a small group gathers at the starting line of the Boston Marathon. It’s 5:30 a.m. They start to walk. The beginning is dark; there aren’t many people cheering at the first checkpoint. Gradually, though, the sun starts to come up. More people join in at the halfway mark. The cheering sections become bigger, and louder. By the end, it’s hard to maneuver because of the hordes of people making their way to the finish line.

Shrewsbury native receives PhD

September 12th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury native Jennifer Trudeau, daughter of Stephen and Elizabeth Trudeau, earned her PhD in economics from the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

Shrewsbury Crossings: Senior residential facility offers both assisted living, memory care

September 12th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Crossings is a licensed assisted living community for people who no longer want to or are able to remain in their own homes. Shrewsbury Crossings also offers a separately licensed memory care residence that cares for people with all types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, when their families need this service.

Local lawyers named among America’s best

September 10th, 2014

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Westborough – Three local residents from Westborough-based Mirick O’Connell have made the list of The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. “Best Lawyers” is one of the oldest publications in the legal profession highlighting the most outstanding attorneys.

Westborough High alumna returns to Arts in Common

September 10th, 2014

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Westborough – Arts in Common was first presented in 2009 concurrently with the official opening of the Bay State Green, located adjacent to the Bay State Commons shopping plaza. The arts festival has continued being produced annually with performance artists, vendors offering handcrafted items, refreshments and a silent auction by the Westborough Cultural Council of which Cliff Watts is currently chair.

Elks go country in Hudson

September 8th, 2014

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Hudson – Marsha Beals and Donna Verrier kick up their heels on the dance floor while attending the second annual Taste of Country, held Sept. 6 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Pavilion.

Interim minister joins First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough

September 6th, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson, new interim minister at First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – The Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson will serve as the interim minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist of Northborough for two years. Farber-Robertson has served as settled pastor in Unitarian Universalist congregations in Canton and Swampscott for a total of 19 years. She has Final Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in [...]

Little V Designs: New Westborough shop caters to children

September 5th, 2014

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Westborough—“I designed my store not just to appeal to new moms or grandmothers, but also to children,” said Vanessa Bono of the store she opened in April in downtown Westborough.

St. Mark’s Church welcomes new organist, choirmaster

September 4th, 2014


Southborough – As St. Mark’s School students prepare to return from summer vacation, the school’s Director of Music James Wallace prepares for his new role as organist and choirmaster at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He will start playing the organ for the church – which is affiliated with the school – Sunday, Sept. 7.

Self-taught Shrewsbury musician puts talent to good use

September 4th, 2014


Shrewsbury – At 14 years old, Shrewsbury resident Dan Hogan strummed a guitar for the first time. He had received the instrument as a gift from his father and he was determined to learn how to play on his own. The more he played, the better he became. After four long years of practice (especially for his parents as listeners), it was time to take his guitar outside and share his talent with the world.

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