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Apple Tree Arts to present ‘Madagascar’

January 6th, 2017


Grafton – Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe and their friends on a hilarious adventure in Apple Tree Arts’ production of “Madagascar-A Musical Adventure Jr.” Friday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m., at Grafton Middle School, 22 Providence Rd., Grafton. Admission is $10 for […]

Marlborough Substance Use Prevention Coalition to screen “If Only” Jan. 11

January 5th, 2017

Marlborough – The Marlborough Substance Use Prevention Coalition will present a screening of James Wahlberg’s short film, “If Only,” Wednesday, Jan. 11. “If Only” follows two families as they deal with their exposure to opioids and the misuse of prescription drugs. The 38-minute realistic drama vividly shows how addiction affects not only to the user, […]

Inspired to start second career as filmmaker at age 50

January 5th, 2017

Bob Heske and his mother Carlotta Maria

Shrewsbury – Bob Heske of Shrewsbury credits his late mother for inspiring him to pursue his dream of completing a full-length screenplay. He wrote and produced the award-winning drama “Blessid,” which is now available on Amazon Prime and Vimeo on Demand.

Bushell Piano Movers – family firm moves, services, sells pianos

January 4th, 2017


Marlborough – Need to move a piano from here to there? Bushell Piano Movers has been doing that since 1969, and can handle just about any piano move, whether it’s moving an upright to a condo in the same town or moving a pair of $114,000 Steinway grand pianos to Kuwait for an oil industry executive.

Home Instead Senior Care honors caregivers

January 4th, 2017

Laurie Bender, owner  and Jo Rector, MetroWest CAREGiver of the Year

Home Instead Senior Care honors caregivers Region – Laurie Bender, the owner of Home Instead Senior Care, recently honored two employees at the company’s annual holiday luncheon. Jo Rector was named MetroWest CAREGiver of the Year and Lou Banderet was named Greater Worcester County CAREGiver of the Year. Bender also offered congratulations and thanks to all […]

Hudson family enjoys working at New Horizons

January 2nd, 2017

The Aker family: Brianna Monteiro, Sandy Aker and Ty Monteiro. (Photo/submitted)

Hudson – In November 1994 Sandy Aker was a student at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and working part-time at New Horizons Retirement Community in Marlborough as a member of the wait staff. Following graduation she stayed on as a “fill-in” worker and after a year of service was offered a full-time position in sales and marketing.

Anti-prejudice youth group announces 2017 program

December 30th, 2016

Gathered together to plan for 2017 are members, advisors and facilitators of the S.T.O.P. program: (l to r, back row) Sherin Asker, Lydia Begag, Pamela Fanjoy, Sabina Terrades, Elizabeth Hylton, Layla Nayfeh, Tasneen Mohammed; (front row) Veronique Orcel, Badiaa Begag, Photo/Joyce DeWallace

Shrewsbury – Students Together Opposing Prejudice – S.T.O.P. – has announced plans for its seven-week middle school program next February and March. Described as an anti-prejudice youth education and leadership initiative, the sessions address all forms of discrimination.

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner

December 29th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) invites the greater Shrewsbury community to honor and celebrate this year’s educational grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence and this year’s Community Service Award honoree, Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel J. Morgado. The SEF annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner will take place Saturday, Jan. 21, at […]

Calm before the Storm

December 29th, 2016


Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury resident Abbie took Javier (l) and Jack out for a stroll on a mild Dec. 27.  Although the temperature hit 50 degrees that day, the wind made it seem colder.  Changes are on the way though: a winter storm watch is in effect from 9 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 29 to 10 a.m., […]

Women’s Club celebrates its 100th year

December 29th, 2016


Westborough – More than 60 women celebrated the Westborough Women’s Club’s 100th year on Dec. 13, at the Methodist Church. A buffet lunch was served along with a celebratory cake to mark the occasion. Alyson Greer Espinosa, the director of choral music at Westborough High School (WHS), led a joyous performance by the WHS Chamber Singers, a select choral ensemble.

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