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Octogenarian earns college degree after 63 years

August 4th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Like many other students, Spencer graduated from Worcester State University with a degree in English this year. Although that is admirable there is another aspect that makes this a particularly notable story. This Shrewsbury resident (who prefers not to share his last name in this article) is 80 years old and he received his degree 63 years after he first attended college.

Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Spencer first attended college at 16, after graduating from high school in three and a half years. It was 1953 – the post-World War II era – and baby boomers were flooding schools.

Grafton native pursues new musical and personal chapters

August 1st, 2017

Grafton – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Bob Jordan developed a lifetime of musical expertise performing in the Grafton and Worcester areas. His accomplishments are acknowledged in “A Grafton Chronicle” co-authored by Jayne Carroll Wilson and Joe Kuras, and “The Jazz Worcester Real Book” by Chet Williamson.

Saquib earns Girl Scout Gold Award

August 1st, 2017

Westborough – Zenia Saqib, Westborough Girl Scout troop 30633, recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award for her project, Music Buddies Mentorship Program.  Zenia’s project was a two-part mentorship program designed to provide guidance for beginning musicians in the Westborough High School (WHS) Fine Arts program.

Tania Walia earns Girl Scout Gold Award

July 25th, 2017

Westborough – Tanya Walia recently received the Girl Scout Gold Award for her project “Express Yourself: Cards for the Community.” Tanya is a member of Westborough Troop 30633. Her project focused on teaching people in the community how to make homemade greeting cards and helping them to understand the sentimental value of a homemade card versus store-bought.

Susan E. Falzoi of Shrewsbury named as an Unsung Heroine

July 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Susan E. Falzoi of Shrewsbury was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) recommended Falzoi for this recognition because of her significant and meaningful contributions to Shrewsbury.

Shrewsbury family shares their love of books with others through their ‘Little Library’

July 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The Siebels family, who live on School Street in Shrewsbury, moved to town about two years ago. Like many who are new to town, they wanted to connect with their neighbors and their new community and they found a really interesting way to achieve this while sharing their love of reading. They built their own Little Library that sits in their front lawn near the road.

Susan E. Falzoi of Shrewsbury named as an Unsung Heroine

July 20th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Susan E. Falzoi of Shrewsbury was honored as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women’s 2017 class of Unsung Heroines. State Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) recommended Falzoi for this recognition because of her significant and meaningful contributions to Shrewsbury. She was honored with the other Unsung Heroines for her […]

Fundraiser to benefit pediatric cancer patient

July 19th, 2017

Region – A fundraiser will be held on Monday, July 24 at the Crystal Room, 49 Cedar St., Milford, to benefit Leah Davis. At only 5 years old, Leah, a resident of Hopkinton and a student at Miss Tanya’s Woodland School in Westborough, is battling a second round of medulloblastoma (pediatric brain cancer). The fundraiser, […]

Southborough veteran is dedicated to the armed services

July 13th, 2017

Southborough – Chris Robbins, who has lived in Southborough since 1979, believes that veterans should be celebrated every day, not just on Memorial Day.

Westborough grad hopes to make it big in Nashville

July 13th, 2017

Westborough – For country music fans, a trip to Nashville is a pilgrimage of sorts. From the Grand Ole Opry to the lesser-known Bluebird Café, the city holds a special place in music lore. This past April 19-year-old Westborough resident and 2016 Westborough High School graduate Lyssa Coulter made the trek to visit country music’s Mecca.

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