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Rotary Club of Westborough invests in youth leaders

August 22nd, 2014

Local participants in this summer’s Rotary Youth Leadership Awards weekend: (l to r) Marissa Moquin, Molly Reilly, Riley Gardner, Michala Sockol, Carlos Santom, Jon Gross and Matt Pickering. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Rotary Club of Westborough continued its longtime tradition of offering Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) to rising 11th-graders. Over 170 recipients, known as RYLAns, from Rotary District 7910 attended this year’s weekend of workshops from June 27 to 29 at Worcester State University.

Northborough and Southborough relatives host Haitian youth

August 22nd, 2014

Gathered prior to a visit to Boston are (l to r) Jill Smith Earley; her daughter Lilly, 14; Patrick Carrier, 18; Rose Kermine Chery, 19; Lauren Earley, 14; and her mother Marillyn. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Northborough/Southborough – Five relatives from Northborough and Southborough are following up on their week of volunteer work at an orphanage in Haiti in March 2013. They’re hosting two Haitian teens, Patrick Carrier and Rose Kermine Chery, who are attending the International Summer Program at Worcester Academy to focus on English as a second language (ESL).

Friends in Northborough rally to help 6-year-old leukemia patient

August 18th, 2014

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Northborough – A fundraiser to support 6-year-old Northborough resident Christian Campero in his fight against leukemia will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 402 W. Main St. The family event will feature entertainment by the Superstars’ DJ Russell Lesman, raffles, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts along with a cash bar. The price of admission is $10. Friends of the Campero family have organized the party to help defray the cost of medical bills.

Donald J. Green named Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal

August 17th, 2014

Donald J. Green, the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury grand marshal
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Shrewsbury – The Planning Committee for the 2014 Spirit of Shrewsbury is delighted to announce Donald J. Green as the Grand Marshal for the 18th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival.

Burnham Landscape Maintenance Co.: Holden company provides wide range of landscape services

August 15th, 2014

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We do landscaping design and installation, lawn and landscape maintenance, and we sell bark mulch products wholesale and retail,” noted David Burnham. We have a landscape designer. Then we do the whole installation, including plantings, walks, patios and any other features.

Southborough resident an International Master in Chess

August 13th, 2014

James Rizzitano plays former World Chess Champion Mikhail Tal at the 1988 National Open in Chicago. The game ended in a draw. Mikhail Tal is from Riga, Latvia, and was the World Chess Champion in 1961. (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – James Rizzitano’s interest in chess started one summer when he was around 11 years old. After he was stung by a bee and had a very allergic reaction, he was cautious for the rest of the summer playing board games and reading. He first read about how to play chess in a book, and since then, Rizzitano, a Southborough resident, has played 2,500 games in tournaments, become an International Master, and written five books on the game of chess.

Employment Options releases statement on passing of Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014

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  Marlborough – Employment Options, a human service agency which serves adults recovering from mental illness, released the following statement in response to the death of Robin Williams: Executive Director Toni Wolf said, “The untimely passing of legendary actor Robin Williams is devastating to those who practice recovery in the mental health field each and [...]

Love that lasts

August 10th, 2014

Framed by a Newport sunset, John and Andrea Ahern reflect on their 50 years of marriage during a celebration of their golden anniversary. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – On a recent perfect Sunday evening, Andrea and John Ahern, longtime Shrewsbury residents, gathered with family and friends under a large white tent set up on a lawn overlooking the bay in Newport, R.I. to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The invitation was to join the couple in a celebration of love and life. The guests reminisced and shared many laughs about their longtime connections with the couple.

City Councilor Ed Clancy to lead Labor Day Parade as grand marshal

August 8th, 2014

City Councilor Ed Clancy

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – City Councilor Ed Clancy has marched in the Marlborough Labor Day Parade each year since he was elected to represent Ward 6 in 2002. A former educator at Marlborough High School (MHS) for 36 years, he has often seen his former students on the sidelines as they wave and chant, “Mr. Clancy!”

“Those kids are now adults and still want to be recognized when they see me,” he said.

Shelly Valchuis, Realtor, Houde Real Estate

August 8th, 2014

Shelly Valchuis. Photo/submitted

“I have 20 years of seller/buyer experience of manufactured homes and I have been a Professional Real Estate Agent with Houde Real Estate for one year,” said Shelly Valchuis, Realtor.

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