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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.

Algonquin’s DiPadua looks forward to next stage of hockey career

March 29th, 2016

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By John Orrell, Contributing Writer Northborough – When senior co-captain Alex DiPadua stepped off TD Garden ice following his team’s pursuit of a Division 3 state championship on March 20, it was both an ending and a beginning for his promising hockey career. Algonquin Regional’s 5-1 loss to Eastern Mass. champion Hanover High was DiPadua’s […]

Instructor shares love of Tai Chi with seniors

March 25th, 2016

Reverend Helen Morin teaches several Tai Chi classes in the area. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – Is there one thing you can do to reduce stress, increase strength and balance, and reduce some forms of pain? Reverend Helen Morin believes that practicing Tai Chi on a regular basis can do all of those things and more. Morin teaches Tai Chi to senior citizens four days a week in the area.

‘Silver Threads’ quilting group inspires creativity at Hudson Senior Center

March 25th, 2016

Members of the Hudson Silver Threads Quilters ready themselves for their weekly Thursday meeting. Behind them on the left wall is their first group project, a rail fence quilt. On the right, the display changes monthly. January’s wall hanging was designed and made by founding member Sally Mau. (Photo/Joyce DeWallace)

Hudson – Quilting is one of the world’s oldest sewing techniques, dating back to the Egyptian pharaohs in 3400 B.C. The word “quilt” comes from the Latin “culcita” meaning a stuffed sack; it aptly describes the process of sewing three layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material consisting of a quilt top, the middle insulating layer and the backing. Creating a quilt also involves steps such as designing, piecing, appliqué and binding.

New youth abuse prevention coordinator hopes to form new regional coalition

March 25th, 2016

Jessica Healy

Hudson – Master of Public Health Jessica Healy recently stepped into her new role of regional youth abuse prevention coordinator for the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (YSAP) Coalition. Ever since its start in 2012, the coalition has been offering prevention and treatment for individuals ages 21 and younger who are battling substance abuse. Healy said she is ready to continue bringing awareness to the community while hoping for a decrease in the number of people struggling with addiction.

Sherwood middle school student takes third place in writing contest

March 25th, 2016

Sixth-grader Shreeya Ravi (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Sherwood Middle School (SMS) sixth-grader Shreeya Ravi recently won third place for a story that she submitted to the Story Writing Bee conducted by Bighelp Boston Area Regional Contest (BARC) 2015. Her winning piece, “A Crackpot Genius!” is about a clumsy girl who loves science and becomes an inventor.

Southborough sisters to perform at LDS church Easter concert

March 24th, 2016

Sisters Olivia (left) and Christina Iverson

Southborough – “He Lives!” a concert celebrating the miracle of the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ through music, will be performed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weston Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. Music performed that evening will show how Christ has been celebrated by composers through the centuries and across musical genres from classical to jazz. The concert will feature several musicians from the Greater Boston area including sisters Olivia and Christina Iverson from Southborough.

Hudson fishing derby to continue longtime tradition

March 24th, 2016

Bench at Tripp’s Pond dedicated during the George Chiasson Memorial Trout Fishing Derby in 2010. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Hudson – The Hudson Park Commission/Division of Recreation and Hudson Oddfellows Lodge #154 have scheduled the ninth annual George Chiasson Memorial Trout Fishing Derby at Tripp’s Pond for Saturday, April 9, from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. As the town celebrates its 150th anniversary, a derby at the pond prompts several decades of memories among residents, noted Recreation Director Steven Santos.

Dr. Mary Rose Paradis’ work helps horses and the humans who love them

March 24th, 2016

Dr. Mary Rose Paradis (Photo/submitted)

Grafton – Spring is coming soon. For many, their attention will turn to the Triple Crown races and the magnificent thoroughbreds on the racetracks. With their speed, strength and stamina, it’s no wonder people are fascinated by these equine champions.

Franciose receives doctorate of physical therapy degree

March 23rd, 2016

Stephanie Franciose (Photo/submitted)

Northborough- The family of Stephanie Franciose would like to congratulate her on receiving a doctorate with distinction in physical therapy from Simmons College.  Franciose recently received Massachusetts state licensure after successfully completing the National Physical Therapy Boards. Franciose also received her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Stonehill College.  A past graduate of Algonquin Regional High […]

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