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Marlborough band scores on Yawkey Way before Red Sox games

July 29th, 2014

Wearing souvenir T-shirts from their recent performances on Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park are Flashback band members (l to r) Darrell Jackman, Paul Giardina, Jeff Chapman and Jim Rennie. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Marlborough – For nine years, the Marlborough-based band Flashback has been jogging the musical memories of area residents with classic rock songs of the 1960s and ‘70s. For the seventh year, they’ll return to the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series at Union Common when they perform Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., weather permitting. This time, the local musicians will arrive with a new credit on their resume.

First responders and veterans honored at ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 29th, 2014

State Senator Michael Moore, Worcester Register of Probate Stephen Abraham, Rev. Will Bard, founder and CEO of LiveLife Center and Valiant Veterans, and Amanda Sullivan (front), executive director of LiveLife and executive director and co-founder of Valiant Veterans, with Boston Bruins mascot “Blades,” two of the team’s “Ice Girls” and “Corporal Gunnar.”

Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Shrewsbury student completes leadership camp

July 29th, 2014

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Justin Vlass, a rising senior at St. John’s High School, completed the two-week Norwich University Future Leadership Camp at the national first senior military camp in Northfield, Vt., July 12. The camp is designed to develop the leadership skills of high school students by providing a challenging and meaningful adventure camp [...]

Magical moment at summer camp

July 29th, 2014

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Southborough – Bailey Stone, 9, performs a magic trick July 25, his final day of the Circus Arts Camp at Fay School. During this five-day specialty camp, children learned the skills of circus performers such as basic magic, juggling, stilt walking and creating balloon animals. Fay Day Camp for ages 3 to 15 continues through [...]

Pro-Tech Pest Control: Professional service to treat all kinds of pest problems

July 25th, 2014

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“We’re in the pest control business, and we solve and prevent pest problems for businesses and homeowners. We deal with mice, ants, cockroaches, hornets and wasps; bedbugs are the new thing,” said Brian White, owner of Pro-Tech Pest Control, who has been working in the industry for 28 years and started this business 24 years ago. The company serves customers in the Metrowest area and Worcester County.”

Shrewsbury resident dances his way to Radio City Music Hall Christmas production

July 25th, 2014

Sam Quinn will soon be dancing in the Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular.

Shrewsbury – Sam Quinn, 22, recently signed a contract with Radio City Music Hall to join the cast as a dancer with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular National Tour. The 2009 Shrewsbury High School (SHS) graduate is a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance.

Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members

July 24th, 2014

Shrewsbury - Retiring Spring Street School Nurse Mary Popp, R.N. (center), with Donna Morgan, media iunstructional assistant (left) and Judith Adair, secretary (right), after Mary received flowers during the school’s fourth-grade celebration in June. (Photo/Mary Pritchard)

Shrewsbury – The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools (SPS) staff members who packed up their tools of the trade as they embark on a new adventure: retirement.

Westborough teacher and coach wins Pathfinder Award

July 24th, 2014

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Westborough/Grafton – It’s not often you’ll find someone halfway through their career with as many accolades as Grafton resident Roger Anderson; however, the Westborough coach and educator’s philosophy is a credit to his success and that of his students and athletes.

Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar offers wide variety of dining choices

July 24th, 2014

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Hudson – As the co-owner of Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar for 23 years, Chris Tsiros knows how competitive the restaurant business can be. But while many other establishments have come and gone over the years, Checkerboards has not only succeeded but has actually thrived, enough so that the business has gone through two expansions, including a major one last year.

Performance helps show kids science can be fun

July 24th, 2014

Brooks is instructed by Shoshana when to stop pouring in the bubbles during the  Sciencetellers performance at the Westborough Public Library.
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Westborough – The Sciencetellers visited the Westborough Public Library July 21 to perform their show, “Dragons & Dreams: The Science of Fire & Ice.”

The New Jersey- based group visits children in schools, libraries, festivals and other gatherings to present an interactive show featuring storytelling, comedy, and science experiments.

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