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Algonquin girls’ basketball prevails over Shrewsbury

December 29th, 2015

Shrewsbury’s Janey Mullins (#12, white) keeps the ball away from Algonquin’s Maddie Collins (#13)

Shrewsbury – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ basketball team defeated the Shrewsbury High School Colonials by a score of 41-31 in a game played on December 28.

Hudson AMVETS deliver over 900 holiday dinners

December 28th, 2015

Heather MacDonald moves along the assembly line.

Hudson – The Hudson AMVEST Post 208 made special deliveries Christmas Day, Dec. 25, culminating its 26th season of Home Alone for the Holidays.

‘Let There Be Snow’ art exhibit at Shrewsbury Credit Union

December 23rd, 2015

"Let There Be Snow" show banner.

Shrewsbury – Although many are still shivering over memories of last season’s record snowfall, visitors to the Shrewsbury Credit Union will see a gentler side of winter with works by the Artist Guild of Shrewsbury. “Let There Be Snow” includes wooded snow scenes, people enjoying winter, animals, and even some abstracts inspired by the winter […]

Veterans’ Services District hosts Holiday Celebration

December 21st, 2015

Jimmy J. Belanger, 6, gets a gift from Santa.

Region – On Dec. 20, a first-time Holiday Celebration at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough was attended by residents of the Central Massachusetts Veterans’ Services District (CMVD), which includes Grafton, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough.

Algonquin, Wachusett advance to Borough’s Cup finals

December 17th, 2015

Westborough’s Jacob Uhlman keeps the puck away from Wachusett’s Joe Flynn.

Westborough – The annual Borough’s Cup boys ice hockey tournament kicked off Dec. 16 with two semifinal games played at Northstar Ice Sports.

The Westborough High School Rangers fell to the Wachusett Regional High School Mountaineers by a score of 5-2 in the first game of the evening. Wachusett jumped out 3-0 lead before Westborough’s Jacob Uhlman scored in the third period.

Shrewsbury Garden Club hosts annual Holiday House Tour

December 17th, 2015

For the past 18 years, Jim and Hannah Kane have acted as stewards of this 1751 former tavern.

Shrewsbury – Since 1957, the Shrewsbury Garden Club has supported many community beautification projects. Members recently held a Holiday House Tour to raise money for their various missions.

The oldest home on the tour was the former Pease Tavern built in 1751 and now owned by Jim and State Representative Hannah Kane. The Porter House was built in 1846 as part of the Howe family farm.

Nashoba Regional defeats Westborough in boys’ basketball

December 17th, 2015

Westborough's Jason Hurkmans (right) is defended by Nashoba's Connor Ojerholm .

Westborough – Nashoba Regional High School’s high-powered offense was too much to handle for Midland Wachusett League opponent Westborough High School Dec. 16 as the Chieftains defeated the Rangers 67-45.

Festival of trees delights all ages

December 16th, 2015

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Marlborough – Although there is not yet any snow in the region, the inside of the Best Western Royal Plaza Trade Center was transformed into a winter wonderland Dec. 11-13 as the Marlborough Historical Society held its eighth annual MetroWest Festival of Trees. Guests enjoyed viewing over 125 decorated trees […]

Residents celebrate the season

December 14th, 2015

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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Marlborough – A great meal, gifts, music and most of all, catching up with friends, was all on the agenda for a festive gathering Dec. 11 for nearly 100 of the city’s residents. The party was organized by the tenants’ association for the three developments overseen by the Marlborough Community […]

Learning about worldwide holidays at Boroughs Y

December 14th, 2015

Santa Claus reaches the top of the rock wall.

Westborough – Kids of all ages enjoyed the fun and educational 13th annual Children’s Festival of Holidays, celebrated Dec. 12 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA. Children learned about holidays observed around the globe through crafts, music, dance and culinary treats. While they explored the multicultural festival, parents could holiday shop at a craft fair.

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