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Hello summer vacation!

June 24th, 2014

Floral Street School staff members Deb Richard and David Poe arrange the traditional signs with messages for students as they leave the Shrewsbury school on the last day. Each year, the last sign gives the students a reminder of how many days the summer vacation will last. 
Photo/Mary Pritchard

Region – Summer has finally and truly arrived for local students as they celebrate the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation.

Mill Pond School entrance abloom thanks to local Girl Scouts

June 24th, 2014

(l to r) Julia French, Ryann Smith and Jade Stringer

Westborough – Members of Girl Scout Troop 30508 have been getting their hands dirty at Mill Pond Elementary School. The troop recently constructed a flower bed around the school entrance sign and showed off their green thumbs by planting a host of colorful flowers – astilbe, daylilies, dianthus, coreopsis and salvia in yellow, orange, pink and purple. The project earned the girls their Bronze Award, the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve.

‘Gronk’ meets with fans at Wegmans event

June 22nd, 2014

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Northborough – New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski met with fans at Wegmans June 18.

The event, sponsored by Wegmans and BodyArmour SuperDrink, allowed fans to get their photos taken and chat with the man they call “Gronk.” The money raised from the event will go towards the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation.

Community enjoys GMPI’s eighth annual Fun Fest

June 22nd, 2014

(l to r) Veronica Vojackova, her daughter Maya, 9, and her stepson Anthony Ross, 8, enjoy snacks.

Region – Guests of all ages enjoyed the eighth annual Community Fun Fest to benefit Greater Marlborough Programs, Inc. (GMPI), held June 14 at the Marlborough Moose Family Center 1129. Festivities included a barbecue, games, crafts, raffles, dunk tank, face painting, Zumba, inflatable amusements and special guest Flippo the Juggling Clown.

Sixth annual garden party benefits Shrewsbury schools

June 19th, 2014

(l to r) Michelle Papper, Christy Gingras and Marci Rubin check cellphone photos.

Shrewsbury – About 400 guests mingled for a good cause at the sixth annual Celebration in the Garden held June 15 at the historic Fallon House, home of Heather Logrippo.The Shrewsbury-based band “Tension” returned to donate their time and talent as the musical entertainment. Among the prizes of the live auction emceed by Selectman Jim [...]

Elks bring the third annual carnival to Hudson

June 18th, 2014

Alexa Amandolare, 5, rides the merry-go-round.

Hudson – For the third year, the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 brought the Fiesta Shows Carnival to town. From June 12 through 15, festivities included lots of professionally operated amusement rides, games with prizes, and fun food such as cotton candy and caramel apples. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.                

Marlborough kids learn how to have safe summer fun

June 13th, 2014

Carter, 5, drives the Patriot Ambulance with sister Katie driving along.

Marlborough – Marlborough Hospital, with support from DCU Kids and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3565, presented Safe Summer Fun Day June 7 at the hospital campus. The event featured lots of safe and fun activities for kids including inflatables, doctor dress-up, and raffled toys and bikes all day. The event is run to [...]

Area students awarded scholarships

June 11th, 2014

(l to r) Darren McLaughlin, Kelsey Hanahan and John Grace representing his daughter, Cassidy.

Marlborough – Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) members met with families of college-bound students June 5 for the annual Scholarship Night at Wayside Racquet and Swim Club.

Class of 2014 graduates outdoors at Westborough High

June 10th, 2014

Margo Murphy adds bubbles to the graduation ceremony.

Westborough – The weather cooperated June 7 for the outdoor graduation ceremony for the Class of 2014 at Westborough High School (WHS), where 270 diplomas were presented. Speakers included Superintendent Marianne O’Connor and WHS Principal Brian Callaghan. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Community flocks to 28th annual Hudson Fest

June 10th, 2014

Gaby Tavares, 9, enjoys the Splash Pad.

Hudson – A preview of pleasant summer weather June 7 helped the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce draw lots of visitors to its 28th annual Hudson Community Fest on South Street and nearby downtown locations. Festivities included live entertainment at the Cellucci Park gazebo and the Avidia Stage, vendors, refreshments and nonprofit organization info booths. Kids were happy that it was opening day of the Splash Pad.

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