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Southborough native sings with Coast Guard Glee Club

March 23rd, 2016

Rick Scott (Photo/submitted)

Southborough – Southborough native Rick Scott performs nationally and internationally with the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCG) Glee Club of New London, Conn., yet he cites their concert presented locally as a favorite. They performed Jan. 17 at the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Southborough, where Scott attended while growing up in town.

Hudson authors unravels her father’s suicide

March 23rd, 2016

Kathleen Laplante, author of “Unraveling My Father’s Suicide,” speaks Feb. 11 at the Southborough Library.

Hudson/Southborough – Kathleen Laplante of Hudson appeared Feb. 11 at the Southborough Library for its ongoing author series and discussed her self-published book “Unraveling My Father’s Suicide.” In the memoir she writes, “Nothing in the world can change the fact that our two events came together on Jan. 24, 1983. My father’s death by suicide and my birthday were intimately woven forever.”

Southborough lawyer leads a full life – with hemophilia

March 23rd, 2016

Mark Borreliz, (Photo/Jane Keller Gordon)

Southborough – Mark Borreliz, 63, is living an extraordinary life, in spite of and because of his severe hemophilia.

Westborough’s Blueberry Lady turns 90

March 23rd, 2016

Lillian Grove in front of the barn at Denny Brook Farm.

Westborough – Lillian Grove, who recently turned 90, has lived at Denny Brook Farm in Westborough for 63 years. Known as “The Blueberry Lady,” she is petite, joyful and filled with many memories. She now lives with her nephew, Roy Rogers.

Elaine LeBlanc honored at annual SYFS Gala

March 23rd, 2016

The SYFS annual gala was organized by a group of volunteer committee leaders and volunteers. (Front row, l to r) Terry Cassidy, SYFS director, Kathleen Keohane and Christine Mowry; (back row, l to r) Maria Munro, Michelle Duke, Sara Port and Lisa Easson.

Shrewsbury – The 12th annual Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services gala was a night of fancy masks, sparkling beads, dazzling dresses and purple tablecloths. One room was lined with skirted tables featuring previews of auction items and numerous silent auction donations designed to elicit big bids. While the Struck catering staff passed around delectable appetizers, the crowd circled the tables bidding on everything from gift baskets to imaginative getaway excursions. Student volunteers from St. John’s and Shrewsbury high schools greeted and mingled with the guests handling the coat check, answering questions, and bringing winning bids to each table after dinner.

Local Vietnam veterans to be recognized for their service

March 23rd, 2016

Adam Costello, director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District (seated, far right) meets with representatives of area veterans and civic organizations to plan a Vietnam veterans welcome home ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, April 30, at Floral Street Elementary School in Shrewsbury.

Region – From the time that Adam Costello became director of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District in the fall of 2014, he has heard a common concern. After serving their country in the Vietnam War, many veterans returned home and felt that they were scorned instead of welcomed.

DeVault is honored for 70 years membership in American Legion

March 22nd, 2016

Members of the American Legion’s Vincent F. Picard Post 234 flank Warren DeVault. (From l to r) Ed Bombard, Jerry Bourque, Roger Langevin, Rick Nieber and Larry Beatty.

Northborough – As his family and friends looked on, Warren E. DeVault was honored March 19 for his 70 years of membership in the American Legion.

DeVault was presented certificates from the Vincent F. Picard Post 234 of the American Legion in Northborough as well as the national office in a ceremony held at the Coleman House, where he now resides.

Healey retires from Central One Federal Credit Union

March 19th, 2016

April Healey
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Shrewsbury – April Healey has retired as vice president of retail operations, after 16 years with Central One Federal Credit Union. Credit union officials said in a press release, “[Healey’s] leadership helped Central One keep pace with changing needs of our members while preserving our core values of serving with passion, commitment and a positive […]

Dykema presented with award from veterans group

March 19th, 2016

Chris Robbins presents State Rep. Carolyn Dykema with the Challenge Coin.
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Boston – State Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, founder of the MetroWest Veterans’ Consortium, hosted the March 11 meeting at Hudson’s Town Hall to review important issues concerning veterans. During the session, Chris Robbins, resident of Southborough, a veteran and president of the Armed Forces Committee of Worcester County (celebrating 89 years honoring veterans), presented Dykema with a Challenge Coin to express the committee’s deep appreciation for her exceptional commitment to the needs of veterans.

Westborough artists exhibit at Boston gallery

March 19th, 2016

Contemporary Realism Closing Flyer Web-1

Boston – Contemporary Realism: Impressions by Four Boston Artists will be on exhibition through March 27 at Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont St., Boston.

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