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Region hosts Special Olympics Massachusetts tournament

September 7th, 2016

The New England Baseball Complex is host to hundreds of softball players. Photo/submitted

Region – Hundreds of athletes from across the state traveled to Marlborough, Northborough and Stow Aug. 27-28 to participate in the Special Olympics Massachusetts 2016 Tournament of Champions.

Local motorcyclists ‘Crusading for Sadie’

September 7th, 2016

(l to r) At last year’s ride (l to r) Sophia, Joel, Sadie and Amanda Laflamme. Photo/submitted

Region – The third annual Ride for Sadie will be held at the Shrewsbury Scandinavian Athletic Club (SAC), 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury, Saturday, Sept. 24. The event is a fundraiser for Crusading for Sadie, which was started by Joel and Amanda Laflamme of North Grafton in honor of their daughter who suffers from a debilitating genetic disorder.

Schwartz to exhibit art at Westborough library

September 7th, 2016

“Coming Home” by Janet Schwartz 

Westborough – Local artist Janet Schwartz’s exhibit, “There and Back Again“ will be on display at the Westborough Public Library, (meeting room on lower level), 55 W. Main Street, from Wed., Sept. 7 through Monday, Oct. 3. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. The show will […]

Keamy Eye & Laser Centre to host open house on Thermi Body

September 7th, 2016

Dr. Jean Keamy

Westborough – Keamy Eye & Laser Centre will be holding an open house to introduce Thermi Body, “a new way to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles from head to toe.”  There will be two sessions – Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. There will also be special offers […]

Concert and picnic to celebrate ‘Life in the Huguenot Settlement’

September 7th, 2016

Huguenot Fort

Oxford – A concert and picnic will be held at the Huguenot Fort, Fort Hill Road, Oxford, Sunday, Sept. 11 at noon to celebrate “Life in the Huguenot Settlement.” Festivities will include a concert by local artists, Huguenot settlement narratives, exhibits and historical displays, presentations, Huguenot essay readings and awards, prizes, and a tour of […]

Bridges to Malawi brings medical assistance to poor in Africa

September 6th, 2016

Dr. Brian Lisse with children in Malawi

Hudson – Hudson resident Dr. Brian Lisse has spent over 10 years traveling to Malawi, a poverty-stricken country located in southeast Africa. He established the nonprofit organization Bridges to Malawi with a mission to help the lives of those less fortunate who are suffering from sickness, disease and famine.

Marlborough Church to install new pastor Sept. 18

September 4th, 2016

Music Director Stan Hanson (seated) and the Rev. Joseph Graumann Jr. discuss music selections for the Sept. 18 installation service at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – St. Stephen Lutheran Church will welcome its new pastor Joseph Graumann Jr. Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. with a celebration reception to follow. During the installation service, the pastor and the congregation promise to pray for each other and to care for each other, and the pastor’s service formally begins. A representative […]

The history of Labor Day

September 1st, 2016

Isabelle Chang 
File photo

To the Editor: Labor Day is celebrated in North America every first Monday in September. It first started with the Knights of Labor in 1882 under the leadership of Peter J. Maguire from Camden, N. J.  Other organizations adopted the idea.  By 1887, Colorado passed the first act making it an official holiday. Soon afterwards, all […]

Church youth raises money to help friend injured in car accident

September 1st, 2016

(l to r)  Samantha Gogan, Matt Haley and Sam Maston prepare a pasta dinner for a benefit for Aubrey Baumbach.

Marlborough – Three teen members of St. Stephen Lutheran Church’s Youth Group recently raised money for a fellow member who was severely injured in a tragic car accident almost three years ago.

Karen Amlaw Music offers quality music instruction

August 31st, 2016


Westborough – Since 2005 Karen Amlaw Music (KAM) has been offering quality music instruction to students from Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, Grafton, Worcester, and beyond. Always growing, in February KAM moved all 100 of its students to Westborough’s Downtown Crossing (57 East Main Street, Suite 203). This past summer KAM welcomed voice instructor […]

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