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‘Mike’s Green Lanterns’ to honor memory of local reporter

September 17th, 2016

Mike Gelbwasser

Region – Michael Gelbwasser was an accomplished freelance journalist who covered numerous stories in the region, first with local online media sites and then, for two years, the Community Advocate. He was also an enthusiastic comic book fan who in particular loved the “Green Lantern.” During the last year of his life, he fought the […]

Historic activist Abby Kelley Foster to be featured in one-woman play

September 17th, 2016


Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society will present “Yours for Humanity: Abby Kelley Foster” by Lynne McKenney Lydick Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. A program of the Worcester Women’s History Project, this inspiring one-woman play is based on the letters and speeches of Abby Kelley Foster, a radical abolitionist and women’s rights activist. Travel back […]

Local young musicians take the stage to benefit pediatric cancer research

September 17th, 2016

R Rockin for Super Ty rs

Region – On Friday, Sept. 30, Carlie and Bella Gonzalez, The Drove, Playing With Fire and Defret will take the stage to raise money for pediatric cancer research through the Ty Louis Campbell (TLC) Foundation. The inspiration for the benefit concert comes from Ty Louis Campbell, affectionately known as SuperTy, because, like all children who […]

‘American Pickers’ to film in Massachusetts

September 17th, 2016

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, stars of “American Pickers" (Photo/submitted)

  Region – The team from the hit show “American Pickers” will be visiting Massachusetts this fall to film new episodes. The show’s two stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, scour the nation searching for long-forgotten antiques and treasures. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. […]

Applefest Street Fair and parade to be held Sunday, Sept. 18

September 17th, 2016

The Rotary Club of Northborough will host the popular Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 18. Photo/submitted

Northborough – The town-wide 2016 Applefest Celebration will culminate tomorrow, Sunday, Sept 18.

The Allens begin 28th year rocking Marlborough area

September 16th, 2016


Marlborough – It was like old times for The Allens when they presented a fans appreciation concert the evening before Labor Day at Union Common. The Marlborough-based rock band had performed during the holiday weekend many times and revived their tradition last year, noted guitarist and vocalist Billy Claire.

Dykema hosts seniors picnic

September 16th, 2016

Dykema (left) has hosted this picnic every year since taking office in 2009.

Region – Over 150 senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined State Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) for her annual Senior Picnic at the YMCA in Hopkinton Aug.  31. Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-5th District), and State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) joined in the festivities with Dykema […]

Gelino seeks life on other planets

September 15th, 2016


Region – Dawn Gelino, Ph.D., a former resident of Hudson, is currently a scientist and manager for the Science Affairs team at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)’s Exoplanet Science Institute in Pasadena, Calif., a position she finds interesting and fulfilling.

Local youth complete summer internship with McGovern

September 13th, 2016


Region – U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-2nd District) recently expressed his appreciation to the 27 Massachusetts residents who completed a summer internship in his Massachusetts district offices. “Each summer we are proud to welcome young people from across the district to serve in our offices in central and western Massachusetts,” McGovern said. “These internships are […]

Hudson High junior plans 2,900-mile ride to raise awareness of adaptive sports

September 13th, 2016

Owen Anketell rests in his handcycle on a bridge in New Hampshire. Photo/submitted

Hudson – Hudson High School junior Owen Anketell, an athlete and adaptive sports advocate, is less than a year away from the start of a 2,900-mile bike ride to raise awareness of athletes with disabilities and the opportunities that adaptive sports provide.

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