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Hudson High junior plans 2,900-mile ride to raise awareness of adaptive sports

September 13th, 2016

Owen Anketell rests in his handcycle on a bridge in New Hampshire. Photo/submitted

Hudson – Hudson High School junior Owen Anketell, an athlete and adaptive sports advocate, is less than a year away from the start of a 2,900-mile bike ride to raise awareness of athletes with disabilities and the opportunities that adaptive sports provide.

Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

September 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in honor of two local girls who have battled cancer. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. at the church’s 57 West Main St., Westborough location. Corinne Sciarappa of Westborough was diagnosed with […]

Find fascinating fall fungi

September 13th, 2016

Mycologist Larry Millman. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust invites the public to discover mushrooms and other fall fungi on a walk with mycologist Larry Millman Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Millman is the author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” the first-ever guidebook devoted exclusively to New England species. He will focus […]

‘American Pickers’ to film in Massachusetts

September 13th, 2016

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Region – The team from the hit show “American Pickers” will be visiting Massachusetts this fall to film new episodes. The show’s two stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, scour the nation searching for long-forgotten antiques and treasures. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. The […]

Fifth golf tourney to benefit Sweats for Vets’ sixth season

September 13th, 2016

Matthew Finnegan and Mark Vital at Finnegan’s Pub in Hudson. Photo/submitted

Region – Christmas spirit begins early for Mark Vital of Marlborough, president and founder of Sweats for Vets. The nonprofit organization gives New England sports team sweatshirts as holiday presents to homeless military veterans.

Ellis to serve as Applefest grand marshal

September 12th, 2016

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Northborough – Bob Ellis has lived in Northborough for a half-century and has been an integral member of the Northborough Historical Society. He not only knows a lot about the town’s history, but now will be a part of its history as the 2016 Applefest Grand Marshal.

Around the world with Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade

September 12th, 2016

The Allen family’s boat celebrates the Summer Olympics host city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Region – Reflecting this year’s theme of “Around the World,” the annual Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade displayed an international flair with nine entries Sept. 10.

Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival events for Sept 18-19 

September 7th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – There are a number of events leading up to the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival’s main weekend, Saturday, Sept 24 and Sunday, Sept. 25. Three of those events – A Romantic Splendor Concert, the Paw Spa Pet Festival and Kids’ Fun Run/Walk, will take place on the prior weekend.

Westborough’s Arts in Common to be held Sept. 24

September 7th, 2016

Singing the Broadway tune “Oklahoma” at the 2015 Arts in Common are members of the Southborough Senior Songsters, directed by Jim and Linda Duncan of Westborough. File photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The eighth annual Arts In Common will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bay State Green in Westborough. Created and produced by the Westborough Cultural Council, the event features local performers on its two stages, area artisans selling their hand-made crafts, and foods from several area restaurants.

Region hosts Special Olympics Massachusetts tournament

September 7th, 2016

The New England Baseball Complex is host to hundreds of softball players. Photo/submitted

Region – Hundreds of athletes from across the state traveled to Marlborough, Northborough and Stow Aug. 27-28 to participate in the Special Olympics Massachusetts 2016 Tournament of Champions.

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