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Marlborough woman to run Boston Marathon

April 9th, 2017

Marlborough – Angela Scott, 23, of Marlborough, is running the 2017 Boston Marathon with two rods and lots of screws in her back. In 2010, Errol Mortimer, MD, orthopedic surgeon at UMass Memorial Medical Center, put those rods and screws in Scott’s back correcting a 44-degree curve in her spine to now less than 5 […]

Marlborough resident becomes unlikely advocate for colon cancer screening

April 9th, 2017

Marlborough – At her 50-year annual physical, Marlborough resident Dorothy O’Shea was advised by her doctor that she should undergo a routine colonoscopy. Like many, she was very reluctant.

Marlborough Eagle Riders to fundraise for Special Olympics

April 8th, 2017

Marlborough – A group of avid motorcyclists known as the Marlborough Eagle Riders 3565 names a different benefiting charity each year for its major fundraiser. Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) will receive the proceeds of their 18th annual Charity Motorcycle Ride, scheduled for Saturday, May 13.

Westborough Lions host 23rd annual Italian Dinner May 6

April 7th, 2017

Westborough – The Westborough Lions Club is hosting its 23rd annual Italian Dinner Saturday, May 6, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Westborough High School cafeteria, 90 W. Main St. This is one of the club’s annual fundraising activities to support sight and hearing-related needs in the community, eye research, diabetes camps, as well […]

Community-wide yard sale to benefit Friends of Grafton Elders (FOGE)

April 7th, 2017

Grafton – Treasures in the Trunk, a community-wide yard sale to benefit Friends of Grafton Elders (FOGE) will take place Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grafton High School parking lot, 24 Providence Road.

Country Western Night to benefit cancer walk April 22

April 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – A Country Western Night will be held Saturday, April 22, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park, 438 Lake St. in Shrewsbury. Organizing the event is Vikki Crowley of Marlborough, a four-time cancer survivor. Proceeds will benefit the Just ‘Cause Breast Cancer Walk, a three-day 60-mile fundraiser. The evening […]

Fundraiser to benefit Smith’s Boston Marathon challenge

April 6th, 2017

Region – Dawn Smith, a private wealth advisor with Oasis Financial Services in Hopkinton, will be running the Boston Marathon this year to benefit the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. On Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., she will be joining forces with SKM Jewelry & Accessories for a special fundraiser. Twenty percent […]

Worcester firm can make kitchen cabinets look new again

April 5th, 2017

Worcester—The Cabinet Rehab Shop can update worn and dated kitchen cabinets at a fraction of the cost of replacing cabinets.

Drumming brings joy and laughter to seniors

April 5th, 2017

Marlborough – An interactive drumming workshop held recently at the Marlborough Senior Center brought familiar tunes, laughter, and fun to a group of men and women who thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Under the direction of Steve Benedetto, owner of Respectful Beats, each tapped on their small drums, trying to keep the beat as suggested.

“Drumming is more than music. It is an engaging activity that is proven to reduce stress, alleviate pain and help keep many mentally active and healthy,” said Benedetto. “Research suggests that drumming is particularly beneficial to seniors bringing forth energetic interaction. There are no real rules – use whatever moves you would like to use.”

Westborough student finishes fifth at swimming championship

April 2nd, 2017

Westborough – Justin Papagelis of Westborough won fifth place in the New England Swimming 11-14 Age Group Championship for the 13-14 age group at Boston University March 9-12. Justin competed in nine individual events and four relays and medaled in each of his individual events. Justin is a freshman at Westborough High School and was selected MVP […]

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