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Westborough resident helps businesses navigate social media

June 8th, 2016

Paul Gillin (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Social media networks demand the attention of businesses of all sizes. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, Google + and similar sites have grown into an online jungle that can be perilous if not carefully understood and utilized. Paul Gillin, the author of four books about social media marketing and public relations, enjoys helping businesses navigate that jungle. The Westborough resident said “The New Influencers,” his first book which was published in 2007, was among the first to “put social media in context for marketing professionals.”

The Lofts at Felton offers co-working space for entrepreneurs

June 7th, 2016

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Hudson – As Hudson undergoes an economic resurgence with a number of new restaurants and stores opening in the past year, two local entrepreneurs, Marc Avila and Lysa Miller, are hopeful others will want to join them in their new “coworking space,” the Lofts at Felton.

29th Annual Hudson Fest slated for June 11

June 7th, 2016

Hudson Fest will feature fun for the entire family.

Hudson – The Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 29th Annual Hudson Community Fest Saturday, June 11th, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on South St. in the heart of downtown Hudson. This free event will feature over 125 vendors, a myriad of entertainment at both Cellucci Park and the Avidia Bank Sound Stages, and the Hudson Rotary Club Duck Races. In conjunction with the Fest, the Highland City Striders will host a Spirit of Hudson 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hudson Elks Scholarships (www.highlandcitystriders.org).

Westborough resident honored with Blake Family Trophy

June 3rd, 2016

Michael Kurlan with Trevor O'Driscoll, head of the Bancroft Middle School.

Westborough – Michael Kurlan, a graduating Middle School student at the Bancroft School in Worcester, was honored June 2 with the Blake Family Trophy. The Blake Family Trophy is awarded to only one outstanding Bancroft Middle School male athlete to honor leadership, exemplary sportsmanship, and athletic achievement. During Kurlan’s middle school career, he was been […]

Family and friends recall Northbridge teen’s humor and compassion for others

May 31st, 2016

Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northbridge – Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and profound. In his nearly 16 years Jimmy attacked life with vigor, energy and enthusiasm.

Zenaide Swenson: ‘I love the Hudson community!’

May 29th, 2016

Zenaide Swanson, the esteemed lecturing knight of Hudson-Concord Elks #959 with Dave Hoffman, the esteemed lecturing knight of Clinton Elks #1306. (Photo/Karlen Photography)

Hudson – Zenaide “Zee” Swenson is best known in her hometown of Hudson as director of Andrew’s Helpful Hands (AHH). The nonprofit organization serves as a living legacy for her son, who passed away of leukemia at age 7 in 2002. Now, she hopes to share her experience as a community leader in her new role as the esteemed lecturing knight of Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge #959 in its fraternal year of 2016-2017.

Former Marine earns graduate degree with honors from Clark University

May 25th, 2016

Dave and Julianne Thompson at a U.S. Marine Corps Ball. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Dave Thompson wears many hats: active-duty marine, father and husband, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) webmaster, and – thanks to the GI Bill – scholar.

Assabet Valley Chamber hosts networking event

May 24th, 2016

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Stow – Jonathan Esteves (r ), the young proprietor of his own lawn business, poses for a photo with Dave Rykbost of Dave’s Landscape Management Company. The two were enjoying a morning of networking at the May 20 Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connections held at Star Custom Framers in Stow.  Approximately 66 chamber […]

A special rescue in Westborough

May 23rd, 2016

Westborough Animal Control Officer John Keefe holds the rescued mallard.

Westborough – After hearing a noise inside the chimney in her Westborough home today, Susan Flynn knew that something was trapped in there. “We didn’t know what it was until my daughter Kate had an idea to take a video inside the chimney,” Flynn said. “Well, as it turned out, it was an absolutely beautiful […]

Westborough announces grand marshal

May 23rd, 2016

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Westborough – Westborough recently announced that veteran Andrew R. Toorock has been named grand marshal of the upcoming Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 30.

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