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Marlborough Church to install new pastor Sept. 18

September 4th, 2016

Music Director Stan Hanson (seated) and the Rev. Joseph Graumann Jr. discuss music selections for the Sept. 18 installation service at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. (Photo/submitted)

Marlborough – St. Stephen Lutheran Church will welcome its new pastor Joseph Graumann Jr. Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. with a celebration reception to follow. During the installation service, the pastor and the congregation promise to pray for each other and to care for each other, and the pastor’s service formally begins. A representative […]

The history of Labor Day

September 1st, 2016

Isabelle Chang 
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To the Editor: Labor Day is celebrated in North America every first Monday in September. It first started with the Knights of Labor in 1882 under the leadership of Peter J. Maguire from Camden, N. J.  Other organizations adopted the idea.  By 1887, Colorado passed the first act making it an official holiday. Soon afterwards, all […]

Church youth raises money to help friend injured in car accident

September 1st, 2016

(l to r)  Samantha Gogan, Matt Haley and Sam Maston prepare a pasta dinner for a benefit for Aubrey Baumbach.

Marlborough – Three teen members of St. Stephen Lutheran Church’s Youth Group recently raised money for a fellow member who was severely injured in a tragic car accident almost three years ago.

Karen Amlaw Music offers quality music instruction

August 31st, 2016


Westborough – Since 2005 Karen Amlaw Music (KAM) has been offering quality music instruction to students from Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, Grafton, Worcester, and beyond. Always growing, in February KAM moved all 100 of its students to Westborough’s Downtown Crossing (57 East Main Street, Suite 203). This past summer KAM welcomed voice instructor […]

Youngsters enjoy summer camps at Massachusetts Gymnastics Center

August 31st, 2016

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Westborough – This summer, the Massachusetts Gymnastics Center (MGC) in Westborough held a series of summer camps for boys and girls ages 5 and up. During each weekly session, a group of young gymnasts participated in a variety of activities designed to help them learn skills in a safe and fun way on the different […]

A Night of Remembrance to be held in memory of ‘Tennison’

August 31st, 2016

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  Marlborough – Friends and clients are invited to attend a Night of Remembrance in memory of “Tennison,” the Pets Gone Healthy mascot who recently passed away.  The dog’s owners, Sandie and Ken Wheeler,  will hosting the event at the store’s 505 Boston Post Road West (Rt. 20), Marlborough location on Friday, Sept. 9 from […]

Shrewsbury’s Doherty honored by WPI for as NCAA Woman of the Year honoree

August 30th, 2016

Emily Doherty

Worcester – In just over one-week’s time, the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) women’s soccer team will host Salem State University in its 2016 home-opener, and while third-year head coach Steph Schafer will field a more-than competitive team as always, the absence of one former player in particular will necessitate some time for her to get used to.

Zechello and Quinn announce engagement

August 27th, 2016

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Northborough – William Zechello and Kathleen Quinn, both of Northborough, have announced their engagement. Their wedding will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the First Congregational Church in Milford, Mass.

Shopping (art) break

August 27th, 2016

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Region  – Tyler Monaghan, 10, and Renee Monaghan, 5, of Westborough, take a break from back-to-school shopping at the Auburn Mall Aug. 20 to show off their artwork. The kids were two of the many local children who came out to the mall to enjoy activities that included face painting and a temporary tattoo bar, […]

Shrewsbury High School graduate travels to South Africa

August 26th, 2016

Peyton Heller (far right, front, in white t-shirt) and other students from Lead Abroad pose with Heller's host family at a nearby township where the group completed a week of community service. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – Seeking exposure to the issues facing the rest of the world, Shrewsbury High School graduate Peyton Heller recently spent five weeks in Cape Town, South Africa, volunteering in a local township, taking classes and exploring the country.

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