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Rock painting comforts grieving pet owner

June 13th, 2016

Tiki memorialized on the rock at the Marlborough-Hudson border

Marlborough – The painted rock at the Marlborough-Hudson border on Route 85 has been a venue for several decades to express various feelings including grief. A painting there this spring helped comfort Richard Riley of Marlborough as he mourned the loss of his dog, Tiki.

Local Musicians to perform at cello festival June 19

June 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The 16th annual concert of the Vivaldi Cello Festival Orchestra will take place Sunday, June 19, at the Congregational Church, 57 W. Main St., in Westborough at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the event is to give local young musicians an opportunity to perform with a professional orchestra as a soloist in a formal concert setting. Boston professional musicians who come together each year as the Vivaldi Festival Orchestra accompany the featured soloists.

June 10 – Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9

June 12th, 2016

The Community Advocate's Publisher David Bagdon
Photo/Michael Marcy, Charter Ch. 3

Region – The Community Advocate is now partnering with Charter TV3  in Worcester to produce a new cable feature – “Your Community Advocate – Focusing on life up and down Route 9.” Every week, the 90-second spot will feature either Publisher David Bagdon or Managing Editor Bonnie Adams profiling three of the newspaper’s top stories. […]

Westborough High senior earns Eagle Scout rank

June 9th, 2016

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Westborough – American Legion Ray Stone Post 238, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and BSA Troop 4 announced that Isaac Grosner, 17, of Westborough, has been awarded the rank of Eagle Scout.

Third-grade teacher reflects on relationship with Boroughs Y

June 9th, 2016

Dan Campbell (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Region – Northborough native Dan Campbell now of Hudson served as master of ceremonies for the 152nd annual meeting and volunteer recognition event of the YMCA of Central Massachusetts, held April 27 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. Now a third-grade teacher at Walter J. Paton Elementary School in Shrewsbury, he credits a longtime relationship with the Boroughs Y for inspiring his career choice.

Zeh students compete in global DI tournament

June 8th, 2016

The "Northborough DI-Pression" team gets ready to compete at the Global Destination Imagination Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. in May. Pictured (from left):  Jonah Sagarin, Nathan Spadafora, Elliott Fang, Ashlyn Moore, Danielle Spadafora, Adrien Moulin, and Mason Drew
Photo/submitted

Northborough – A team of seven students from the Marion E. Zeh School represented Massachusetts and came in 11th place at the Global Destination Imagination (DI) Tournament in Knoxville, Tenn., at the end of May.

This has been an exciting journey for Adrien Moulin, Jonah Sagarin, Elliott Fang, Mason Drew, Ashlyn Moore, Nathan Spadafora and Danielle Spadafora.

“Destination Imagination is a worldwide group that begins in elementary school and continues into the high school,” explained team leader Shari Spadafora.

Shrewsbury octogenarian lives life to the fullest

June 8th, 2016

Shrewsbury resident Marion Kaletski works out at Planet Fitness four times a week.

Shrewsbury – If you are a member of Planet Fitness in Shrewsbury, and work out almost any morning of the week, then you certainly know Marion Kaletski. You might not know her name, but she certainly makes an impression.

The 5-foot, 114-pound spitfire always has a smile on her face and a warm “hello” for everyone she meets. And she is in better shape than most of her fellow exercisers.

Algonquin graduate making his mark as an award-winning television reporter

June 8th, 2016

Chris Conte

Northborough – Northborough-native Chris Conte, 29, credits Algonquin Regional High School, especially his English teacher Tom Alera, with contributing to his success as a television reporter. Conte is currently a general assignment reporter for a CBS affiliate in Nashville, Tenn., and has won an Edward R. Murrow Award for writing, an Upper Midwest Emmy, and 10 Mid-South Regional Emmy awards. And his career has just begun.

Northborough native takes leadership role at the Massachusetts Historical Commission

June 8th, 2016

Chris Skelly, director of local government programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Chris Skelly, as director of Local Government Programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission, brings unique perspective to the role.

Sheila Shea elected new women’s clubs international president

June 8th, 2016

Sheila Shea (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – Sheila Shea of Marlborough will be installed as international president of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) in Baltimore Wednesday, June 29. She will be accompanied by Junior Woman’s Club members from Marlborough and other cities and towns throughout the state.

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