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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 […]

Area synagogues join to offer weekly course on Judaism

October 18th, 2016

Congregation B’Nai Shalom. Photo/submitted

Westborough – On Thursdays from Nov. 3, to Feb. 9, clergy from three area synagogues – Westborough’s Congregation B’nai Shalom (CBS) and Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and Worcester’s Temple Emanuel-Sinai – will lead a weekly class, “Introduction to Judaism.” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. According to CBS’s Rabbi Gurevitz, “This course is designed for all who […]

With new book, Westborough girl continues quest to promote disability awareness

October 18th, 2016

Eva (l) and Melissa Shang

Westborough – Like many girls her age, 13-year-old Melissa Shang, an eighth grade student at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School, has a busy life. Her days are filled with school work, creating stop-motion films, singing in her school choir, and enjoying time with her family and friends. She is also, she admits, “sassy” a lot of the time. But there is also another side to this young girl – she is a passionate advocate for those with disabilities.

Nonprofit organization to sponsor voter registration drive

October 13th, 2016


Worcester – Political and Civic Involvement Opportunities Inc. of Massachusetts (PACIO) is sponsoring a voter registration drive at the Price Chopper, 221 Park Ave., Worcester on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 12-3 p.m. PACIO, based in Shrewsbury, is a non-partisan and non-profit organization that “seeks to raise awareness of the important issues of our time, and […]

Business Feature – Michelle Gillespie

October 12th, 2016

Michelle Gillespie, Realtor 
Leading Edge Agent
Direct Line: 508-934-9818 michelle@michellegillespie.com
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties
Independently owned and operated.

Northborough – As her many happy clients attest on her website, choosing Michelle Gillespie as their Realtor was the right choice. With nearly 15 years as a top Realtor, Gillespie, who is affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices N.E. Prime Properties, has a vast amount of industry knowledge and experience.

‘Night Light’ photography exhibit at Ashland Library

October 12th, 2016

"Moonless Night"
by Dr. Jean Keamy

Region – Photographer Jean E. Keamy will display her work at an exhibition, “Night Light,” Wednesday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Ashland Library, 66 Front St. An artist reception will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 p.m. Keamy began photographing landscapes with a 4×5 medium format camera in 1980 at Phillips […]

Growth allows Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to host new 5k

October 12th, 2016


Hudson – The Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition capped off a summer of rapid growth Oct. 1 by hosting its inaugural Substance Abuse Awareness 5k at the Morgan Bowl.

Hudson resident participates in Jimmy Fund Walk for 21st year

October 12th, 2016


Hudson – Every fall for the past 21 years, Hudson native Kevin Blanchard has walked from Hopkinton to Boston to raise money for cancer research. Blanchard said that, as long as there is a need for funding, he will keep walking.

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