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Collings Foundation presents World War II re-enactments

October 10th, 2016

Re-enactors portraying Allied soldiers approach the battleground. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Region – The Collings Foundation in Stow presented Battle for the Airfield with World War II re-enactments Oct. 8 and 9. About 300 re-enactors represented several branches of Allied and Axis military. The main Allied powers in WWII were Great Britain, the United States, China and the Soviet Union.

Westborough Rangers celebrate ‘Week of Lights’

October 10th, 2016

#21 Thomas VonDerVellen heads the ball towards teammate #3 Rian Barrett in the boys’ soccer game against Nipmuc Regional High School Oct. 4. Westborough won, 5-1. Photos/Kelly Burneson

Westborough – Every other year, Westborough High School celebrate with a Week of Lights.  The school brings in portable lights to illuminate the turf field and plays host for boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey and football. Fans, local and from out of town, come to cheer on the Rangers. Each game had an impressive turnout […]

Marlborough Savings Bank ‘take over’ Hudson’s downtown

October 4th, 2016

Marlborough Savings Bank and North Middlesex Savings Bank employees form an “H” and a heart in front of the Marlborough Savings Bank Hudson location before visiting downtown.
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Hudson – On Sept. 21, nearly 100 Marlborough Savings Bank employees went to downtown Hudson and visited Main Street businesses in what they called the “MSB Hudson Takeover.” All employees were given $20 to spend at local establishments to contribute to the success of Hudson’s downtown, and in hope of promoting awareness of Marlborough Savings […]

City’s weekend festival links new and traditional activities

October 3rd, 2016

Ed Thurber (center) is named this year’s Heritage Hero by Mayor Arthur Vigeant and Susanne Morreale Leeber, president and CEO of Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Marlborough – A one-day street fair that began in 1996 evolved to become this year’s 21st annual Marlborough Heritage Weekend. The Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce scheduled new and traditional activities Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in the city’s downtown cultural district.

Spirit of Shrewsbury holds annual parade

September 27th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – The cool weather continued Sept. 25 as hundreds of people gathered to view the annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival parade. Longtime town volunteer Martha Gach served as the grand marshal for the parade which featured floats and marchers from many of the town’s nonprofit organizations and school groups. Senior citizens over the […]

Residents and visitors enjoy 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 27th, 2016

The Shrewsbury High School Chinese Honor Society

By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Shrewsbury – On a beautiful and cool early fall weekend, both residents and visitors alike, flocked to Shrewsbury Sept. 24-25 to enjoy the 20th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival events. On Sept. 24 over 100 town organizations, nonprofit and community groups, as well as many local businesses, were sited […]

Westborough Cultural Council hosts arts festival for all ages

September 26th, 2016

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Westborough – Ideal autumn weather Sept. 24 contributed to a successful eighth annual Arts in Common presented by the Westborough Cultural Council at the Bay State Green. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 20 acts of all ages performed music, dance, theater and comedy on two stages. About two dozen artisans displayed and sold handcrafted items while nonprofit organizations shared information.

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.

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