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Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe opens for business

December 8th, 2016

Commemorative items

Westborough – Just in time for holiday shopping, the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee has opened The 1717 Shoppe in the Westborough Shopping Plaza at 18 Lyman St. Tucked in the corner between the Westborough Art and Frame Emporium and Supercuts, the 7,000-square foot shop features Westborough commemorative items, an art gallery, book corner, event space, and a variety of consignment items by artisans connected to Westborough. Payments are accepted in the form of cash and check.

Downtown Hudson expands 14th annual Holiday Stroll

December 5th, 2016

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Hudson – Over 30 businesses and nonprofit organizations extended season’s greetings Dec. 3 at the 14th annual Hudson Downtown Holiday Stroll. Some new businesses joined established mainstays to geographically expand this year’s celebration.

Kids enjoy a visit with ‘Caring Santa’

December 4th, 2016

Jacob Manucci plays with a car while Santa looks on.

Marlborough – Meeting Santa Claus can be an exciting but scary thing for a child. And for a child with special needs, that experience, combined with the noise and bustle of a busy mall, can be truly overwhelming.

Shrewsbury loses to Duxbury in Super Bowl game

December 4th, 2016

Shrewsbury’s Connor McAulay keeps motoring forward as several Duxbury defenders try to bring him down.

Shrewsbury / Foxborough – They entered this year’s Division 2 Super Bowl billed as perhaps the most dominant team spread across all divisions; an offensive and defensive juggernaut seeking to leave their mark upon any opponent standing in their way. So to almost no one’s surprise, when the dust settled on their impressive 40-7 romp over Shrewsbury High, there would be few doubters remaining standing that would challenge those prognosticators point of view.

Grafton falls to Hanover in state Division 3 Super Bowl

December 4th, 2016

Grafton’s Ethan Farrah flies through the air after being tripped up while carrying the ball.

Foxboro – The Grafton Indians earned their berth in the state Division 3 Super Bowl game at Gillette Stadium by virtue of their perfect 12-0 record through the regular season and playoff run.

Runners, walkers raise dollars for scholars with inaugural 5K

December 2nd, 2016

Runners begin the CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars 5K. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – Runners and walkers began their Thanksgiving morning Nov. 24 by participating in the inaugural Early Bird 5K to benefit the Citizens Scholarship Fund (CSF) of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars. Over 60 participants completed the route, which started and ended at the Marlborough Moose Family Center.

Supporting an evening of giving from the heart

December 2nd, 2016

Chef Leon Roberge displays his ice carving of the area’s first snowflakes this season. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – “From the heart” was proclaimed on this year’s poster for the 27th annual Evening of Giving, held Dec. 1 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel. Proceeds go to Roland’s House, formerly known as the Marlborough-Hudson Homeless Shelter.

New parade route highlights Westborough Holiday Stroll

November 28th, 2016

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Westborough – The holiday season kicked off Nov. 27 on several blocks of West Main Street in downtown Westborough, culminating with an enhanced light parade that debuted last year.

All ages run, walk, trot for Westborough schools

November 22nd, 2016

Runners of all ages begin the third annual Turkey Trot. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Westborough – Sunny skies and unseasonably comfortable temperatures Nov. 19 set the scene as the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) hosted its third annual Turkey Trot. The 5K road race began and ended at Westborough High School (WHS).

Stop & Shop ‘Turkey Express’ donates to food bank

November 16th, 2016

Officials from the Worcester County Food Bank and Stop & Shop admire turkeys donated to the food bank.

Region – The Stop & Shop “Turkey Express” truck pulled up to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) in Shrewsbury Nov. 4. to deliver 1,000 turkeys.

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