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Marlborough Historical Society hosts ‘Stories from the Attic’

January 22nd, 2017

Marlborough – The Marlborough Historical Society will host “Stories from the Attic,” a fireside storytelling of adventures in old Marlborough Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m., at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St. The event was postponed from Jan. 24 due to poor weather conditions. The society welcomes anyone who would like to contribute […]

Westborough High junior wins Lions Club speech contest

January 20th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough High School junior Miriam Levesque won the Westborough Lions Club Youth Speech Contest in November. This annual statewide contest is designed for students in grades 9 through 12. The contestants must give and memorize a five- to eight-minute speech on a topic chosen annually by the Multiple District 33 Lions. This year’s […]

Selectmen offer support for funding of Nourse Cemetery development

January 19th, 2017

Westborough – John Walden, manager of Westborough Department of Public Works (DPW), discussed the need to move ahead with the Nourse Cemetery development at the Jan. 10 Board of Selectmen’s meeting.

Hogans receive Community Service Award

January 19th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services recently announced that Matt and Laurie Hogan have been selected to receive the prestigious Harry S. Cutting Jr. Award for their significant contributions to the town.

Marlborough Girl Scouts to host houseware and linen collection

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough – On Monday, Jan. 16, the Marlborough Girl Scouts will partner with Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson (formerly Touchstone Furniture Depot of Marlborough) for a Day of Service. One of the missions of Girl Scouts is to “Take action and make the world a better place.” The Girl Scouts are organizing a houseware […]

St. Mary School participates in book drive for Worcester school

January 15th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Saint Mary School in Shrewsbury recently welcomed a visit from seven AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) students, Principal Dr. Siobhan Dennis (Saint Mary School Class of 1991), and teacher Lisa Carignan from Columbus Park School in Worcester. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in […]

Holocaust author to speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue

January 14th, 2017

Westborough – Irit Schaffer, author of “Good Blood: A Journey of Healing,” will speak at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, 45 Oak St., Westborough, Sunday, Jan. 29, from 9 – 11 a.m. In her book, Schaffer shares pain and joy, and fear and forgiveness in her deeply personal family memoir of four generations. When Schaffer was a […]

Acclaimed author Nicholas Gage calls North Grafton home

January 13th, 2017

North Grafton – Sunlight pours through the windows of Nicholas Gage’s writing studio in North Grafton. A bookshelf with ionic columns runs along one wall. Behind his cluttered desk, photos are displayed on another. In one, from 1963, President John F. Kennedy stands next to a youthful Gage, who had won the Hearst Award for the best published article by a college student.

Daniel Wesson – a legacy of philanthropy

January 13th, 2017

Northborough – As earlier articles have mentioned, Daniel and Cynthia Wesson were very wealthy. They used their wealth for a variety of philanthropic projects. Of their many donations, they are best known for funding two hospitals in Springfield, Mass. The “Wesson Hospital” was started in their home after their $50,000 donation in 1895

Applications now available for Youth in Philanthropy spring programs

January 12th, 2017

Region – The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for their Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) programs to take place this spring in Hopkinton, Sudbury and Wellesley. Applications are currently being accepted online at www.foundationformetrowest.org/YIP through Tuesday, Jan. 17, with programs beginning in late January. YIP-Hopkinton will be held at the Hopkinton Center for the […]

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