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First responders and veterans honored at ‘LiveLife Family Day’

July 29th, 2014

State Senator Michael Moore, Worcester Register of Probate Stephen Abraham, Rev. Will Bard, founder and CEO of LiveLife Center and Valiant Veterans, and Amanda Sullivan (front), executive director of LiveLife and executive director and co-founder of Valiant Veterans, with Boston Bruins mascot “Blades,” two of the team’s “Ice Girls” and “Corporal Gunnar.”

Shrewsbury – Despite the rain, nearly 1,000 people enjoyed a free barbecue and met with local first responders at the “LiveLife Family Day” July 27 at the Hebert Candy Mansion. The event was hosted by the Worcester-based organization Valiant Veterans LiveLife Center and Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog.

Charity golf tournament honors loved ones

July 25th, 2014

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Marlborough – The Marlborough Country Club Women’s Golf Association (WGA) hosted its second annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation July 17 at the Marlborough Country Club. All 72 golfers, men and women of varying levels, were encouraged to wear pink as they spent the day golfing, participating in activities [...]

Hudson Police Department conducts youth academy

July 15th, 2014

Trevor Lewis, a rising seventh-grader, wears the top of the bite suit that Lieutenant Mike Kelly had worn during the K-9 demonstration.

Hudson – Thirty boys and girls who are entering grades seven to nine now have a better understanding of law enforcement after attending the Hudson Police Department’s annual Summer Youth Academy from July 7 through 11. Detective Chad Crogan began instructing with the academy in 2008 and has served as its director since 2011.

Collings Foundation to hold seventh annual Race of the Century

July 15th, 2014

The Race of the Century event in Stow features races between different modes of transportation from the past. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to supporting living history events to encourage learning by participation, will host the seventh annual Race of the Century July 26 and 27. The event, which pits some of the greatest mobile technological advancements against each other, will take place at the organization’s headquarters, 137 Barton Road in Stow. The entire facility will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with races starting at around 1 p.m.

Hudson motorcycle ride helps kids with cancer

July 14th, 2014

Rod Rousseau and John Wood check out motorcycles before the ride.

Hudson – This year 165 motorcyclists and many passengers participated in the fifth annual Riding for Sherry’s House held July 13, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643. The ride travelled a 63-mile route to Mt. Wachusett and back.

Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

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Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Public Art, Your Art: The Mark Twain Murals

July 5th, 2014

Mural of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher by Marjorie Needels

Shrewsbury – Mark Twain was one of the United States’ most popular and prolific writers. In 2013, Ellen Dolan, director of the Shrewsbury Public Library, collaborated with the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury to honor his most famous book, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” The collaboration was undertaken to commemorate the Big Read Project, a Shrewsbury-wide reading initiative that highlighted the Mark Twain book.

Carnival kicks off summer reading at Shrewsbury library

July 5th, 2014

Jake the Lion, the mascot of the Worcester Bravehearts baseball team, wishes Brian Healy a happy 4th birthday.

Shrewsbury – Families gathered July 1 for the annual Summer Reading Kickoff Carnival at the Shrewsbury Public Library. Festivities included carnival games, snacks, a magic and juggling show with Flippo the Clown and a belly dance performance by the Silver Moon Gypsies.

Happy Fourth of July from Westborough!

June 30th, 2014

Guests take a horse-drawn hayride around the neighborhood.

Westborough – Residents and guests got a head start on the holiday celebration June 27 at the annual Westborough July 4th Family Block Party held downtown. Organized by the Westborough July 4th Planning Committee, the evening event featured four hours of family fun.

Wayside hosts 20th annual Run for Fun

June 26th, 2014

Runners in the middle of the pack set out on the first part of the course, flat terrain blocked from traffic.

Marlborough – On a sunny almost-summer evening June 18, runners took their mark at the Wayside Racquet and Swim Club for the 20th annual 5K Run for Fun road race. The 3.1-mile race in Marlborough, held as a fundraiser for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) scholarship fund, drew 330 men and women of all ages and abilities.

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