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Marlborough youth’s lemonade stand benefits Boston Children’s Hospital

July 15th, 2014

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Marlborough – Tyler Puchulu, a 10-year-old from Marlborough, decided he wanted to do something to help sick children. Last July, Tyler hosted his first annual Lion Lemonade Stand and raised $2,310 for Boston Children’s Hospital. It turned out to be one of the biggest first-time community fundraisers in the history of the hospital. In 2012, [...]

Public invited to ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 14th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – The public is invited to come and meet local first responders at a family-oriented event, “LiveLife Family Day,” Sunday, July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event will be hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Local woman graduates from basic training

July 12th, 2014

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Region – Air Force Airman Crystel A. L. Parker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn [...]

Summer reading fun in Southborough

July 11th, 2014

Children are already dressed in their pajamas as they listen to stories at the Southborough Public Library July 10.  
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The Southborough Public Library held an outdoor pajama story time session for kids and their families July 10.

Campers enjoy ‘Olympics Week’ in Northborough

July 9th, 2014

Campers compete in Pictionary during Olympics Week at the Northborough Recreation Department Summer Camp. 
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Northborough – The Northborough Recreation Department’s youth summer camp is holding its Olympics Week at the Robert E. Melican Middle School this week.

Francis X. Hurley joins Marlborough Hospital’s Board of Trustees

July 5th, 2014

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Marlborough – Richard Bennett, Chair of the Board of Trustees for Marlborough Hospital, announced that Francis X. Hurley has been elected to the hospital’s Board of Trustees. Hurley currently serves as the president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest and has held this position since 2006 after being promoted from vice president of [...]

Northborough Junior Women’s Club wins prize for polystyrene foam recycling project

July 5th, 2014

Northboro Junior Woman's Club members (l to r) Mary Kemp, Jane Walsh, Kalyani Padhy and Cheryl Silverberg declare the ReFoamIt truck filled to capacity with PS6 foam for recycling. (Photo/Courtesy of Jane Walsh)

Northborough – Members of the Northboro Junior Woman’s Club (NJWC) recently returned from Phoenix, Ariz., where they attended the annual convention of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). There, the NJWC was awarded second place in the annual GFWC Community Improvement Program for its polystyrene recycling project.

Two abandoned dogs hope for second chance together

July 5th, 2014

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Region – Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton recently became the temporary home to a pair of abandoned pit bull mix dogs, both estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old. The doggie duo were discovered by residents who found them wandering on Wilson Street in Hopkinton and called the shelter. When staff set out to find the dogs they were able to find the male, whom they named “Mush” – but his “mate” proved elusive. “Blush,” as she was later named, was hiding in Weston Nurseries, scared and alone until a staff member brought Mush to the scene. Mush saved the day, giving his girl Blush the confidence to come running to safety.

Al Brodeur’s Auto Body, Inc.: Marlborough auto center expands into second location

July 3rd, 2014

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“Yes, we acquired South Street Auto in October,” said Molly Brodeur, chief operating officer and daughter of owner Al Brodeur. The new location is right around the corner from the other shop. “Al Brodeur’s Auto Body on Mill Street Central is our main collision shop, and South Street is our auto detail shop and towing operation.” The company has been in business for 43 years.

15-year-old cellist wins Klein Competition

July 1st, 2014

Zlatomir Fung is an accomplished, prize winning cellist. (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – After a vote so close that it required a tiebreaker, 15-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung claimed first prize at the 29th annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition. The competition, which has earned international recognition as one of the leading string competitions in the world, took place in San Francisco June 5-7. For winning the competition, Fung received prizes valued at $13,000 and the privilege to perform with the Peninsula and Santa Cruz symphonies, Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series, Music in the Vineyards and Noontime Concerts. He also won the $500 Pablo Casals Award for the best performance of the solo Bach work.

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