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Northborough celebrates Applefest 2016

September 20th, 2016

Drummers from the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps march in the parade.
Photo/Jeff Slovin

Northborough – Residents and guests attended a number of events Sept. 15-18 as the town celebrated Applefest 2016.

This year’s festivities also tied into Northborough’s 250th anniversary celebration.

Hudson honors its history and future at sesquicentennial parade

September 19th, 2016

A vintage Hudson fire engine passes Town Hall.
Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Hudson – Months after fireworks kicked off year-long celebrations of Hudson’s 150th anniversary, the town hosted its main event, bringing nearly 1,000 marchers through the heart of town for a parade honoring Hudson’s history and future.

Organized over a 12-month period starting last fall, the parade featured 14 floats spread out over seven sections. In addition to the floats, the parade drew local politicians including state Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow), Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, and Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Around the world with Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade

September 12th, 2016

The Allen family’s boat celebrates the Summer Olympics host city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Region – Reflecting this year’s theme of “Around the World,” the annual Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade displayed an international flair with nine entries Sept. 10.

Marlborough displays vitality with 65th Labor Day Parade

September 6th, 2016

Four-time cancer survivor Vikki Crowley (standing, left) and Team Vikki ride on a float that won the Grand Marshal’s Trophy for best overall. Their theme this year was “Gone, but not forgotten.”

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The unofficial end-of-summer weekend culminated Sept. 5 with longtime holiday traditions marking milestones including the 65th annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade. With this year’s theme of “Marlborough – Where Tradition and Economic Vitality Meet,” the parade featured a number of bands, floats and marchers representing nonprofit organizations. […]

Youngsters enjoy summer camps at Massachusetts Gymnastics Center

August 31st, 2016

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Westborough – This summer, the Massachusetts Gymnastics Center (MGC) in Westborough held a series of summer camps for boys and girls ages 5 and up. During each weekly session, a group of young gymnasts participated in a variety of activities designed to help them learn skills in a safe and fun way on the different […]

Southborough hosts evening of intergenerational fun

August 31st, 2016

After getting her face painted, 5-year-old Claire rides a pony guided by her father, Detective Sean McCarthy.

Southborough – Residents and visitors of all ages enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 27 while attending the 13th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Margaret A. Neary Elementary School. Although their ages varied, the guests shared one common goal: to have fun.

Zulfiqar shares stunning photos from travels in South Asia and New England

August 30th, 2016

Displaced Kashmiri refugees, Murree, Punjab, 2002
Photo/Sahib Zulfiqar

Westborough – Sahib Zulfiqar’s breathtakingly beautiful photographs of South Asia and New England are now on display at the Westborough Public Library through Thursday, Sept. 8. Two days later, the work will be exhibited for a month at the Lyman Street Storefront Gallery, near the Art and Frame Emporium in the Westborough Shopping Center.

Candlelight vigil to commemorate those lost to drug addiction

August 25th, 2016

Kathy Leonard, who is organizing the vigil, with a photo of her son Jonathan, who died of an overdose in December 2014

Marlborough – A candlelight vigil will be held on the lawn of the Frank D. Walker Building, 244 Main St., on Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. In memory of those lives lost to overdose in Massachusetts in 2015, 1,531 purple flags have been placed on the front lawn […]

Elks wish Hudson a happy 150th birthday with balloons

August 23rd, 2016

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Hudson – What can a nonprofit organization give a town that already has year-round plans for 150th birthday celebrations? The Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 presented residents and visitors a weekend of sights and sounds Aug. 15 and 16 with its ninth Balloons and Blues Festival.

Seniors enjoy sheriff’s annual picnic

August 21st, 2016

( l to r) Steve Cohen, his mother, Ruth and Evangelidis

By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Worcester County Sheriff’s Seniors’ Annual Picnic was a great success Aug. 20.  Sponsored by Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis, the picnic is an annual event that brings together seniors from all over Massachusetts. The event, held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club in Shrewsbury was attended by well over […]

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