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Friends of Westborough Public Library donates laptops

March 25th, 2014

Westborough Public Library Director Maureen Ambrosino holds one of the new laptops. 
Photo/Bonnie Adams

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Westborough – There’s no doubt that technology can make our lives easier. There is also no doubt that for those who did not grow up with it, as many of our children have, it can be daunting. But in Westborough, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Westborough Public [...]

Sheryl Nixon to sign copies of book at Tatnuck Bookseller

March 24th, 2014

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Westborough – Author Sheryl Nixon, a resident of Northborough, will sign copies of her new book, “In the Blink of an Eye – The Reed and Rob Nixon Story, at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, March 29 from 12-2 p.m. On April 4, 1995, four of Sheryl Nixon’s six children were involved in a terrible accident. Two [...]

Wegmans announces leadership team for new store

March 24th, 2014

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Region – Wegmans Food Markets has announced that Marlborough resident Ed Swantek will be part of the leadership team responsible for opening and managing the second Wegmans store to be opened in Massachusetts. The team consists of the store manager, chef, pharmacy manager, and area managers, who each oversee multiple departments in the store. The [...]

Westborough student wins prestigious art competition

March 23rd, 2014

Samantha Cusson’s winning drawing “Self Portrait in White” (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – Westborough resident and Landmark School senior Samantha Cusson recently won two Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards. Cusson received a Gold Key Award, for the drawing, “Self Portrait in White,” and an Honorable Mention Award for her drawing, “Self-Portrait in Black.” Cusson’s Gold Key Award advances her to the national level of competition. More [...]

Literary Arts Open Mic continues evolving at Tatnuck Bookseller

March 23rd, 2014

Zorina Frey recites her poetry at the debut of Literary Arts Open Mic Night in September at Tatnuck Bookseller.
File Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – The Literary Arts Open Mic debuted last September in the Event Room at Tatnuck Bookseller, Gift Gallery and Café. Free and open to the public, the project is produced and moderated by Zorina Frey, author and owner of IWA Publishing Services, a self-publishing business.

Boston Marathon Profile – Chris Benestad

March 23rd, 2014

Chris Benestad (313) finishes first in the 2010 Applefest 5K Road Race in Northborough. (Photo/Ed Kavorski Jr.)

Region – Chris Benestad of Northborough, 36, coach of the Cradles to Crayons charity team, and running his 15th marathon and eighth Boston Marathon.

Boston Marathon Profile – Meredith Kent

March 23rd, 2014

Meredith Kent running in the 2013 Boston Marathon, at the top of Heartbreak Hill. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Northborough resident Meredith Kent, 39, running her fifth marathon, as a member of the Cradles to Crayons Marathon Team.

Voicing concern for the environment in Southborough

March 19th, 2014

Carl Guyer, chair of the Southborough Green Technology and Recycling Committee

Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Southborough – At the March 14 meeting of the Breakfast Club at the Southborough Senior Center, Carl Guyer, chair of the Southborough Green Technology and Recycling Committee (SGTRC), spoke about the impact of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. He and SGTRC are encouraging residents to support the effort for Southborough to become a certified Green Community. There are currently 123 designated Green Communities in Massachusetts including Marlborough.

Author Scott to sign copies of new novel at Tatnuck Bookseller

March 18th, 2014

James Scott book cover

Westborough – Author James Scott will be signing copies of his new novel, “The Kept,” at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, March 23 from 1- 3 p.m. In the winter of 1897, Elspeth Howell treks across miles of snow and ice to the isolated farmstead in upstate New York where she and her husband have raised their [...]

Algonquin Dramahawks to perform ‘The Odd Couple’

March 17th, 2014

Members of “The Odd Couple” cast: (top row, l to r) Jack Tzianabos, Tyler Murphy, Mike Kutch, Jack Henningson, (bottom row, l to r) Mike McGregor and Joe McCuine. 

Northborough/Southborough – Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) thespians will be presenting Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple,” a comedy in three acts, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 20, 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. each night.

The show, which made its premiere on Broadway in 1965, was revived in a 1968 film as well as a 1970s television series. The plot revolves around two mismatched roommates: the fastidious, insufferably uptight and incredibly neat photographer, Felix Ungar, and the disheveled, easygoing and incredibly messy sportswriter, Oscar Madison.

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