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Creativity continues to flow for retired district arts coordinator

June 25th, 2014

David Jost (Photo/submitted)

Westborough – After serving 14 years as the Westborough district coordinator of fine arts, David Jost retired at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. His creative juices, however, continue flowing as a seasoned instrumentalist on clarinet and saxophone.

Collaboration brings local art to Westborough

June 25th, 2014

One of Rob Franco’s paintings on display in the storefront of the former Dress Barn in the Westborough Shopping Center

Westborough – The Westborough Public Library and Art and Frame Emporium have teamed up to bring art to town. Each month, they display artworks by one artist, both in the library meeting room and in storefronts at Westborough Shopping Center on the corner of Route 9 and Lyman Street.

Ed Turner, owner of Art and Frame Emporium, was already featuring artists in his storefront window.

Westborough makeup artist sought out by celebrities

June 22nd, 2014

Kathleen Lawrence with George H.W. Bush (Photos/submitted)

Westborough – Julia Child, Richard Simmons, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George Stephanopoulis, Anthony Hopkins, the “Good Morning America” cast and dozens more have had their makeup professionally done by Kathleen Lawrence over the past 20 years.

Shrewsbury resident presents trip to Iran to students

June 20th, 2014

Bob DeCoteau poses for a photo with Iranian students he met on a recent trip. (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury- Bob DeCoteau, a former eight-grade Geography teacher with the Shrewsbury Public Schools, presented his two trips to Iran to the seventh-grade students recently at Oak Middle School. He first talked about how he had to get permission to go to Iran through the Pakistani embassy because there isn’t an Iranian embassy in the United States. When asked in a questionnaire what his purpose was for going to Iran, he knew that he would be considered a journalist by the Iranians because he wrote some articles about his past travels, so he answered that he was a journalist, rather than a tourist. When you hear Mr. DeCoteau talk about his travels, you know very quickly that he is not your “average tourist”.

Westborough father honored with national ‘All-Star’ Dad Award

June 20th, 2014


Westborough – Father of four Robert Reid was honored with the 2014 “All-Star” Dad Award at the 73rd annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon June 4 at the New York Hilton Hotel in New York City. The national award recognizes a special dad who embodies the values of fatherhood, and serves as a model of dedication, leadership and service to both his own children and his community.

Shrewsbury father, coach touted a “town hero”

June 20th, 2014

Jim LeMay (Photo/submitted)

Shrewsbury – During the day Jim LeMay works for EMC Corporation. After work, he can be found coaching youth softball behind the Beal Early Childhood Center in Shrewsbury – something he has been doing for the past 20-plus years.

Author Stimson to sign copies of new book at Tatnuck Bookseller

June 20th, 2014

Ellen Stimpson, author of "Mud Season." Photo/Submitted

Westborough – Ellen Stimson, author of “Mud Season,” will be signing copies of her new book Sunday, June 22, from 12 – 2 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller. After a getaway in gorgeous rural Vermont – its mountains ablaze in autumnal glory, its Main Streets quaint and welcoming – Ellen Stimson and her family make up [...]

Tatnuck Bookseller hosts ‘Solo Living’ author June 21

June 20th, 2014

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Westborough – Dr. Nancy Goldner, author of “Living Solo: A Practical Guide to Life On Your Own,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, June 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. Dr. Goldner is a Boston-based psychotherapist and sociologist. These days, there are as many adults “living solo” as there are married people and, in her [...]

Schneider: Trucking firm looks to hire drivers in New England

June 20th, 2014

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Company: Schneider Location: Green Bay, Wis., local office in Worcester Contact Information: 800-44PRIDE (800-447-7433). www.schneiderjobs.com   By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer What does Schneider do?     “We are one of the largest full truckload carriers in North America, providing transportation services to companies large and small,” said Rob Reich, senior vice president, equipment, maintenance and [...]

Northborough police sergeant to run Falmouth Road Race in memory of son

June 19th, 2014

Obit Matthew Bruce

Northborough – Jim Bruce, a sergeant with the Northborough Police Department, will be running this year’s Falmouth Road Race to raise money and awareness for Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS). The race is scheduled to take place Aug. 17.      Sgt. Bruce will be pushing an empty wheelchair during the race in memory of his son [...]

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