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‘Art in Bloom’ featured at the Southborough Public Library

April 15th, 2016

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Southborough – Twenty-five creative floral arrangements — each interpreting a unique, original piece of art — were displayed at the Southborough Public Library April 7- 9. For the second time, the Southborough Gardeners collaborated with Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) students to present “Art in Bloom.” They previously worked together in 2013.

Addeo recalls WWII adventures

April 14th, 2016

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Marlborough-World War II veteran Rocco Addeo joined the U.S. Navy when he was just 17 years old.

“I joined to help my three brothers win World War II,” he said. ‘John volunteered into the field artillery and Anthony and Blaise were in the Air Force.”

A sure sign that spring is here

April 13th, 2016

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Northborough – This blue bird feels right at home in this Northborough spot. Photo/Carol Chione

Groups participate in town clean-up

April 11th, 2016

Girl Scout Troop 11571 (Brownie Junior) worked at Jordan Pond.

Shrewsbury – A number of local scout troops and community groups helped during the town of Shrewsbury’s annual clean-up April 2.

Groups participating besides the town’s scouts include the Lions club, First Congregational Church Earth Stewardship, Lake Quinsigamond Watershed Troop, Al Hambra School, the Trails Committee and several neighborhood groups.

Algonquin softball team to introduce talented new faces this season

April 9th, 2016

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It may take some time for supporters of the Algonquin Regional High School varsity softball team to discern who is who in the lineup this season, but once they do, expect another successful season for this Tomahawk bunch in 2016.

Your Home – April 8, 2016

April 7th, 2016

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Local teacher to run Boston Marathon for Project Hope

April 6th, 2016

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Northborough/Grafton – People run for many reasons. People run when they are being chased. Children run while playing tag and other games. Many run for exercise and that euphoric “runner’s high” that we so often hear about. Marathon runners are in a class by themselves. They are extremely dedicated and train hard and run to be a part of something big.

Friendship Network’s film gains acceptance into Boston International Film Festival

April 6th, 2016

Nancy Swanberg (left), executive director of the Northborough-based nonprofit agency, Friendship Network for Children, joins Tiffany Kline, the agency’s service coordinator, to hold the movie poster for the Friendship Network’s film, “The Elevator.” (Photo/Lori Berkey)

Northborough – Last year Tiffany Kline was thinking about ways to help young adults on the autism spectrum gain field experience in understanding the social nuances of the workplace. She came up with the idea of making a movie and using the set of the movie as a work setting. Her idea evolved into a real film being crafted by the Friendship Network for Children, where she is the service coordinator. The production, based on a story written by a teenager with autism, recently gained acceptance into the 2016 Boston International Film Festival. “The Elevator,” will premiere April 16.

Nonprofit recycles donated furniture to help people in need

April 6th, 2016

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Hudson – Fresh Start Furniture Bank (FSFB) was founded in 2013 under the name Touchstone Furniture Depot. In 2015, the name was changed to better reflect the organizations’ mission to help restore hope, dignity and stability by recycling donated furniture and housewares for low to moderate income individuals and families free of charge.

Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough plans big expansion of CSA shares

April 6th, 2016

Desiree Robertson-DuBois, Chestnut Hill CSA Farm Manager.

Southborough – In the midst of stately homes in Southborough sits 235 acres of rolling pastures that never will be developed. Now, for the second year, the Chestnut Hill Farm will be the site of a bustling Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) run under the stewardship of The Trustees of the Reservation (The Trustees). This growing season, the CSA hopes to increase shares from last year’s 50 to 200.

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