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Military funeral pays tribute to Northborough’s fallen soldier

September 16th, 2014

Residents pay their respect with American flags.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Northborough – Family, friends and townspeople were joined by state and local officials Sept. 16 at St. Rose of Lima Church for the military funeral of U.S. Army Spc. Brian K. Arsenault, 28, of Northborough. The Bronze Star recipient and 2004 Algonquin Regional High School graduate was killed in [...]

Marlborough Police Chase 5K races in stifling humidity

September 7th, 2014

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Marlborough – About 100 runners and walkers endured the humidity Sept. 6 for the 11th annual Police Chase 5K, presented by the Marlborough Police Patrol Officers Association (MPPOA) in memory of Sgt. William Kirby. The uncomfortable heat was likely the reason 30 others who had pre-registered didn’t participate.

Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade celebrates the movies

September 4th, 2014


Shrewsbury – On a beautiful summer Saturday, Aug. 30, 18 boats took to the waters of Lake Quinsigamond for a Boat Parade. The entrants were instructed to decorate their boats using the theme of “Favorite Movie.”

Marlborough Lions Club: ‘You snooze, you lose’

September 3rd, 2014

Past President Marlene King (second from left) instructs the winning team sponsored by Sully’s First Edition Pub – (l to r) Marcus Chrisafideis, 10, and 16-year-old friends Nick Coppola, Jason Plaurt and Michael Sullivan

Marlborough – The Marlborough Lions Club continued a longtime tradition spanning over 30 years with its annual Bed Race held Sept. 1 prior to the Labor Day parade. This year, fifteen teams of four runners pushed a hospital bed east to City Hall where they applied linen. After continuing further east and making a U-turn, [...]

Marlborough Labor Day Parade showcases an active community

September 2nd, 2014

City Councilor Ed Clancy is honored as grand marshal.

Marlborough – Participants and spectators preferred the humidity rather than the forecast of rain Sept. 1 for the 63rd annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year’s theme of “Marlborough – An Active Community,” the parade featured two dozen bands, 16 floats and many political candidates before the Sept. 9 state primary.

Carnival returns to Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend

September 1st, 2014

Matheus, 6, and Maya, 5, spin in a teacup.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]

Sampling Marlborough’s good tastes

August 27th, 2014

The Jesse Fontaine Trio performs for guests outside of Fish Restaurant & Food Bar.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by Old Marlborough, Inc. Musicians provided live entertainment at several venues while guests sampled food and desserts from over 25 eateries. The Community Advocate was a media sponsor. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Season wraps up with ‘Southborough Summer Nights’

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

Third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic raises $40,500

August 20th, 2014

State Rep. Matt Beaton presents a check for $13,500 each to representatives of three charities (l to r) Terry Cassidy, executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services; Elaine LeBlanc, director, and JoAnn Keegan, the food bank manager of St. Anne’s Human Services; and Wendy Mickel, treasurer of the Westborough Food Pantry.

Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception, sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union.

Rotarians host another spirited food and brewfest in Hudson

August 19th, 2014

Jeff Shown and Mary Schofield visit the Samuel Adams vendor.

Hudson – Nearly 1,800 area residents supported the Hudson Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley when they partnered Aug. 16 for the second annual Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest. Guests mingled in tents at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, where they sampled food and desserts offered by 15 eateries from Hudson, Marlborough, Bolton and Stow. Over 120 crafted beers were available from 40 breweries. DJ Bobby Begg provided music.

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