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Local animal lover helps abandoned dogs find homes across the miles

February 10th, 2016

Jennifer Mueller, Lumberjack Rescue’s shelter manager, with some of the dogs that will be transported from Louisiana to Massachusetts. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Staci Colby has always had a love for animals. Twenty-five years ago, she adopted a cat from the MetroWest Humane Society and, at that time, decided to become a foster owner. She became heavily involved with that organization and she served on the Board of Directors for 20 years before recently resigning.

‘Bouncing Back’ author to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

February 9th, 2016

Beth M. Whitman


Westborough – Beth M. Whitman of Westborough grieved the loss of three loved ones within five years. Her story of loss and renewal is chronicled in the memoir “Bouncing Back: Recreate Your Life.”

Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr. is named Westborough’s Veteran of the Year

February 9th, 2016

The late Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr.

Westborough – During his life, Howard K. (Pete) Fay Jr. served his hometown and country with a quiet humble dignity, never seeking the spotlight. Throughout his 90 years, he only left Westborough once, at age 19, for an extended period – to serve in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II. Twice wounded while serving with the 34th Infantry Division, Fay received numerous medals and accolades for his bravery, including the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star (Meritorious Service), Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, with four battle stars, among others.

Northborough centenarian leaves a legacy of hard work and Southern hospitality

February 8th, 2016

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Northborough – When Lucille (Hendrix) Holsomback MacDonald passed away on Jan. 7 she was just shy of celebrating her 102nd birthday. Recently her daughter-in-law Catherine (Cathy) Holsomback and dear friend (and Cathy’s sister) Jean Cox reminisced about the woman who they called a “sweet, gentle soul.”

Westborough Senior Center Supporters to host two events

February 8th, 2016

The late Cecelia Grynsel

Westborough – The Westborough Senior Center Supporters (WSCS) are hosting a Cherry Pie and Ice Cream Social in honor of Presidents Day on Tuesday, Feb. 16 from 1-3 p.m. at the Westborough Senior Center, 4 Rogers Rd. Dennis Fenton will also be leading a sing-a-long.

After 78 years, friends connect again

February 8th, 2016

Roderick MacLeod (left) and Stanley Gird

Photo/Bonnie Adams

Shrewsbury – Through social media, many people have reconnected with long lost friends and acquaintances. But recently two former high school classmates connected again after an astonishing 78 years, thanks to a special calendar.

Arts Alliance begins 25th year with new executive director

February 7th, 2016

Kat Alix-Gaudreau (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – Originally known as the Hudson Arts Alliance when incorporated in 1991, the River’s Edge Arts Alliance (REAA) continues to grow with more than 350 members from over 30 communities. Now, the nonprofit performing and visual arts organization is entering its 25th year with a new executive director: Kat Alix-Gaudreau, best known in the […]

Westborough High grad earns Girl Scout Gold Award

February 4th, 2016

Catherine DeSai (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough High School graduate Catherine DeSai recently earned the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, Help for the Developmentally Disabled. A member of Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, her project addressed the many ways to volunteer with and assist the mentally disabled. Her goal was to spread awareness of this […]

Regatta Players extends its season with first winter show

February 4th, 2016

Rehearsing the Regatta Players production of “I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,” are (l to r) Ron Vorce, Stephanie Sarkisian and Laura Gulli singing “Hey There, Single Gal/Guy.”


Shrewsbury – A particularly successful production of last summer’s “The Wedding Singer” has contributed to the Regatta Players’ growth in number of participants and this season’s extension. Rehearsals are underway for the community theater group’s first wintertime show: “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.”

Hudson cardiac arrest survivor advocates AEDs

February 4th, 2016

A few days before suffering sudden cardiac arrest, Brian Martin (back, second from left) gathers for Thanksgiving breakfast with his hockey buddies (back, l to r) George Morton, Jeff Martin, Craig Swain, Rich Bailey, Braden Houston, Jordan Stone, Steve Frias, Bob Cappello, Cris, Mark, Jeff Vorderer, (front, l to r) Scott Chin, Brian Rodgers, T.J. Umina, Andy Hauck, Garrett Nannene, Pat O’Brien and Rob Martell.


Hudson – The exercise routine of Hudson resident Brian Martin, age 59, includes cardio, weight lifting, and an hour playing pick-up hockey Sunday mornings with longtime friends at Valley Sports Arena in Concord. There, he suffered sudden cardiac arrest the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend. He’s thankful that the facility is equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED). His hockey buddies quickly used the AED to save his life.

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