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Annual senior conference a success

June 8th, 2017

Marlborough – The 37th annual Senior Conference took place April 20 at the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough. State senator Jamie Eldridge has hosted the conference for the past nine years. The day started with breakfast for the approximately 400 seniors that attended the free event, followed by time to visit the vendor and informational exhibits and attend workshops.

After devastating illnesses strike couple, Northborough family reluctantly asks for help

June 7th, 2017

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Northborough – It can be difficult to ask for help. But what is harder than that is to watch the ones that you love, the ones who have always been there for every moment of your life, good and bad, face a debilitating illness. That is the stark reality one […]

Trainer and cancer survivor, Sheehan inspires with personal motivation

June 7th, 2017

Grafton – At age 58, Annie Sheehan of Grafton is a passionate personal trainer who, with a mix of tough love and humor, motivates her clients at the Boston Sports Club in Westborough. She also is certified to work with cancer patients and cancer survivors. To those clients, she brings a very personal perspective. In 2009 she was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer. Now cancer-free, Sheehan’s journey back to health inspires her to help others fighting their own battles, whether that be cancer or any other obstacles holding them back from being the best that they can be.

Kickin’ it at new barn dance, BBQ fundraiser

June 5th, 2017

Marlborough/Hudson – Over 100 cowgirls and cowboys gathered May 20 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 pavilion and field for the Kickin’ It Barn Dance and BBQ hosted by the Marlborough Junior Woman’s Club (MJWC). Deejay Steve Woodard played foot-stomping country tunes throughout the five-hour fundraiser.

Joe Valarioti is Marlborough’s Senior of the Year

June 2nd, 2017

Marlborough-Joseph “Joe” Valarioti has spent much of this time contributing to the welfare of the city of Marlborough and its residents. As a reward for his tireless efforts he was honored as Senior of the Year by Mayor Arthur Vigeant at the 41st Annual Senior of the Year dinner held May 3.

Shrewsbury couple dedicate themselves to community service

June 1st, 2017

Shrewsbury – Volunteers from St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Northborough and Charter Communications gathered April 29 at a west-side Worcester home to help with overdue household projects for a retired woman in her 80s. This group was led by Martha Gach who is also a parishioner and Rebuilding Together Worcester (RTW) Board member.

CERES announces 2017 Music Series lineup

May 31st, 2017

Worcester –  CERES is welcoming summer with a lineup of top local artists who will perform on select dates for its 2017 Music Series. Performances will be held on the outdoor patio of the award-winning eatery, located within Worcester’s only AAA Four Diamond property, the Beechwood Hotel located at 363 Plantation St. CERES is well-known […]

David Garden and bandmates entertain audiences statewide

May 31st, 2017

Region – Southborough native and now Shrewsbury resident David Garden is known for entertaining audiences of all ages. As a registered Music Together instructor, he harmoniously unites young children and their parents or guardians. Additionally, he performs at venues statewide as vocalist, rhythm guitarist and harpist with the band Hit the Bus.

Mediation Advantage specializes in divorce and estate planning

May 31st, 2017

Northborough – Polly Tatum believes that divorce does not need to be painful or expensive. As an attorney/mediator with a background in human services and divorce litigation—who negotiated her own divorce — she has brought knowledge and compassion to the over 3,000 divorces that she has mediated. She also brings her expertise to estate planning.

With words and reflections, Westborough State Hospital patients remembered

May 29th, 2017

Westborough – On May 17, a beautiful, clear sunny Saturday morning, a ceremony was held at the Pine Grove Cemetery to honor the approximately 500 former patients of the Westborough State Hospital who are buried there.

From the late 1800s to the early 1900s, if a patient at the state hospital passed away without any family members to take care of their final arrangements, they would be buried in the Potter’s Field at the cemetery, with only a small numbered stone to mark their grave.

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