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Air Force veteran continues serving in AMVETS Post 208

October 26th, 2016

Past Commander Sue Conrad of Hudson AMVETS Post 208. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Over 50 years after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force at age 21 during the Vietnam War era, Sue Conrad holds the distinction of serving as the first woman commander of two Massachusetts AMVETS posts. As a current member of Hudson AMVETS Post 208 and its Ladies Auxiliary, she’s set to participate in the 27th season of Home Alone for the Holidays.

Naval commander Alexander Tournas named Westborough grand marshal

October 26th, 2016


Westborough – Alexander W. Tournas has been named grand marshal of Westborough’s 2016 Veterans Day parade Friday, Nov. 11. Tournas was born to William and Anna Tournas on Sept. 4, 1952, and raised in Peabody. After graduating in 1970, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s of education in counselor education […]

Community Business Leaders – Oct. 28, 2016

October 26th, 2016


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Luce Brothers Floor Covering: Floors you love, service you expect

October 26th, 2016

(l to r) Dave, Steve and Keith Luce (Ken is missing from photo). Photo/Jane Keller Gordon

Marlborough – It’s definitely a family affair at Luce Brothers Floor Covering, located in the Twin Bro Plaza on Route 20, near the Marlborough-Northborough line. Four good-natured brothers—Keith, Steve, Dave and Ken—have followed in the footsteps of their late father Earle, who ran a flooring business out of a van.

Pumpkins return to Hudson Recreation’s 19th fall festival

October 24th, 2016


Hudson – After several years’ absence, decorated gourds returned on a cold and windy Oct. 22 when Hudson Recreation presented the 19th annual Pumpkin Fest at Morgan Bowl. New pumpkin-themed attractions were added alongside long-established activities.

Two Algonquin graduates take a cappella skills to UMass and beyond

October 21st, 2016


Northborough – For two local Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) graduates, a cappella is serious business. Northborough residents Alexander (Xander) Teplansky (class of 2012) and Linnea Henningson (class of 2014) met at ARHS and have forged a friendship spanning several years based on a mutual love of music. With an album coming out in the fall and opportunities such as the TV show “Sing It On” on Pop TV and an appearance on the New Kids on the Block show “Rock this Boat,” they are driven.

Family enjoys classic car collection

October 21st, 2016

Bill and Marion Marsten saved for years to buy this 1928 Buick and hope to work on it this winter.

Shrewsbury – Who hasn’t admired an old car that’s is still being driven on the road? Talk to anyone who restores old cars, and they’ll tell you that there’s an almost magnetic attraction to antique vehicles. Finding a classic, then searching all over the country for the proper parts and putting the whole thing back together becomes an obsession. Ask Bill Marsten of Marsten Greenhouses in Shrewsbury.

Local art teacher named New Educator of the Year

October 21st, 2016

Art teacher Tim Chaves (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – The Marlborough Public Schools announced that Tim Chaves, an art teacher at the 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School in Marlborough, has been awarded the 2017 Exceptional New Art Educator of the Year by the Massachusetts Art Education Association (MAEA). “I am honored to receive this prestigious award…” Chaves said. “The Marlborough Public […]

Shrewsbury chiropractor Dr. Ryan Messina seeks to relieve your pain

October 19th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Growing up in Attleboro, Mass., Dr. Ryan Messina was an avid football player and amateur strongman. As a sophomore in high school, he was the third strongest lightweight teen in the country. At the time, he could bench press 315 pounds, lift 485 pounds squatting, lift 550 pounds deadlifting, and lift 225 pounds over his head. He weighed 180 pounds at the time.

Marlborough Savings donates $2,000 to Employment Options

October 19th, 2016

(l to r) Catering Options Chef Peter Battaini; Executive Chef Rich Nowak; Christina Homer; Steve Vicidomino; Rudy Orzco; and Ellen Dorian, Foundation secretary. Photo/submitted

Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded Employment Options a $2,000 grant to support and expand the operations of their Catering Options social enterprise. Catering Options empowers Employment Options members to improve their mental health through meaningful employment in the culinary, food service and hospitality industries. “The job entry and re-entry process is extremely […]

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