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Groups participate in town clean-up

April 11th, 2016

Girl Scout Troop 11571 (Brownie Junior) worked at Jordan Pond.

Shrewsbury – A number of local scout troops and community groups helped during the town of Shrewsbury’s annual clean-up April 2.

Groups participating besides the town’s scouts include the Lions club, First Congregational Church Earth Stewardship, Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Troop, Al Hambra School, the Trails Committee and several neighborhood groups.

Algonquin softball team to introduce talented new faces this season

April 9th, 2016

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It may take some time for supporters of the Algonquin Regional High School varsity softball team to discern who is who in the lineup this season, but once they do, expect another successful season for this Tomahawk bunch in 2016.

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April 7th, 2016

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Local teacher to run Boston Marathon for Project Hope

April 6th, 2016

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Northborough/Grafton – People run for many reasons. People run when they are being chased. Children run while playing tag and other games. Many run for exercise and that euphoric “runner’s high” that we so often hear about. Marathon runners are in a class by themselves. They are extremely dedicated and train hard and run to be a part of something big.

Friendship Network’s film gains acceptance into Boston International Film Festival

April 6th, 2016

Nancy Swanberg (left), executive director of the Northborough-based nonprofit agency, Friendship Network for Children, joins Tiffany Kline, the agency’s service coordinator, to hold the movie poster for the Friendship Network’s film, “The Elevator.” (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Northborough – Last year Tiffany Kline was thinking about ways to help young adults on the autism spectrum gain field experience in understanding the social nuances of the workplace. She came up with the idea of making a movie and using the set of the movie as a work setting. Her idea evolved into a real film being crafted by the Friendship Network for Children, where she is the service coordinator. The production, based on a story written by a teenager with autism, recently gained acceptance into the 2016 Boston International Film Festival. “The Elevator,” will premiere April 16.

Nonprofit recycles donated furniture to help people in need

April 6th, 2016

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Hudson – Fresh Start Furniture Bank (FSFB) was founded in 2013 under the name Touchstone Furniture Depot. In 2015, the name was changed to better reflect the organizations’ mission to help restore hope, dignity and stability by recycling donated furniture and housewares for low to moderate income individuals and families free of charge.

Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough plans big expansion of CSA shares

April 6th, 2016

Desiree Robertson-DuBois, Chestnut Hill CSA Farm Manager.

Southborough – In the midst of stately homes in Southborough sits 235 acres of rolling pastures that never will be developed. Now, for the second year, the Chestnut Hill Farm will be the site of a bustling Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) run under the stewardship of The Trustees of the Reservation (The Trustees). This growing season, the CSA hopes to increase shares from last year’s 50 to 200.

Ambrosino to have principal role in ‘Hair’

April 4th, 2016

Leah Ambrosino 

Franklin – The School of the Arts at Dean College will perform “Hair” beginning Wednesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 10. Leah Ambrosino of Westborough will have a principal role in the production.   Set in the turbulent era of the Vietnam War and “Free Love,” Hair presents the rock music and revolutionary culture that […]

Update – missing Upton teen found safe

March 31st, 2016

Kyla Emily Gienger 

Upton – UPDATE – The family of missing teen Kyla Emily Gienger posted this Facebook update tonight – Kyla has been found safe!!! Thank you all so much for all of your support! We appreciate it so much. No further details can be provided at this time. Please avoid contacting the family for further information […]

Westborough Public Library art exhibit features Highlands’ resident

March 31st, 2016

“Cloud Song” by Sheila Granger (Photos/Jane Keller Gordon)

Westborough – On St. Patrick’s Day, two busloads of seniors traveled to the Westborough Public Library (WPL) from their home at The Highlands, an independent living retirement community in Westborough. En masse, they attended an opening reception for their fellow resident Sheila Granger, whose paintings — mostly watercolors — are on display at the WPL’s meeting room through Friday, April 15.

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