April 18th, 2014
Marlborough – Students in kindergarten through grade five in the School’s Out program at Kane Elementary School participated in a one-mile run/walk April 17 to commemorate the heroes and victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. The after-school program is administered by the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. Twenty-six Ys statewide took part in [...]
April 13th, 2014
Families were entertained by the “Jedster the Jester Circus Show” presented April 12 at Fay School. In addition to watching him perform magic and create balloon animals, kids learned how to juggle and balance plates. The jester is also known as Jed Stefanowicz, who will teach a Circus Arts Camp this summer at Fay School.
April 7th, 2014
Westborough – Over 1,100 visitors attended the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held at the Doubletree Hotel April 2.
The expo, in its 23rd year, had 115 exhibitors representing a wide range of businesses and services from the chamber’s core towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Grafton, as well as many others from throughout Worcester County and the 495 region.
April 7th, 2014
Marlborough – It was a night of “Glitz and Glam at the Inn” as the city’s residents came together April 5 at the Mayor’s Charity Ball held at the Holiday Inn.
The ball, which has been held each inaugural year since 1960, benefits the Mayor’s Charity Relief Fund, which helps residents in need of financial assistance at times of crisis or hardship.
Mayor Arthur Vigeant, noting that this is the only major source of revenue for the fund, added that the response of residents and businesses had been “overwhelming.”
March 22nd, 2014
Marlborough – Fourteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports competed good-naturedly in categories including talent, formalwear and interview at the 25th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 21 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. Crowned Mr. MHS 2014 was Ryan King, Mr. Senior Class. Named first runner-up was David Dorsey, Mr. TV Production; and second runner-up was Peter DiPersio, Mr. Track and Field. Also among the five finalists were Chris Allen, Mr. Latin Club; and Jake Bishop, Mr. Ski Club.
March 17th, 2014
Shrewsbury – A record number of 375 guests attended the 10th annual Gala to support Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS), held March 15 at St. John’s High School.
The evening began with a reception and silent auction with music provided by vocalist John Howard and pianist Chris Leary. Following dinner, activities continued with a live auction and dancing to rock classics performed by Tension, a Shrewsbury-based band. Town Moderator Chris Mehne served as master of ceremonies. The Community Advocate was the media sponsor.
March 11th, 2014
Shrewsbury – More than 1,800 athletes from across the state competed in the Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games, held the weekend of March 8 and 9 in Shrewsbury, Worcester and Princeton. Events included alpine skiing, basketball, floor hockey and bowling. Shrewsbury High School hosted basketball games as well as the medal ceremony. The Cushing Bulls [...]
March 9th, 2014
Hudson – The soothing sounds of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits filled the air Feb. 27 at the Hudson Senior Center as guests donned summer wear for an indoor winter beach party. Festivities included a picnic-style lunch, beach blanket bingo games, and contests for best sunglasses and beach hat. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
February 21st, 2014
Marlborough – Local kids were invited to experience the magic of reading at the Solomon Pond Mall Feb. 17 as part of the Simon Malls® Simon Kidgits Club® free annual “Book Blast.” Special guests, including Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, took some time to read to the children in attendance. Children were also invited to bring [...]
February 21st, 2014
To the Editor: I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to everyone that contributed to the great success of the first annual Matt Bruce Ice Fishing Derby held Feb. 15 at Lake Chauncy in Westborough. This event was nothing short of spectacular and it was an uplifting experience for everyone that participated. Even [...]