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Marlborough residents celebrate the season with ‘Home for the Holidays’

December 8th, 2013

Members of the Marlborough High School Mixed Chorus perform under umbrellas,

Marlborough — Holiday spirits were up – even as the rain was coming down – Dec. 6 at Union Common as the city held its annual Home for the Holidays celebration. Residents braved the miserably wet weather for the chance to enjoy some hometown holiday cheer.

Participants were greeted with free balloons at the Common’s gates. Mayor Arthur Vigeant lit the town tree as the Marlborough High School Mixed Chorus, directed by Shannon Phypers, performed holiday classics under their umbrellas.

Northborough celebrates tree lighting

December 8th, 2013

Several hundred people gather on Blake Street to watch the annual Northborough Tree Lighting, a tradition since 1968.

Northborough – Several hundred people gathered to watch the Northborough Tree Lighting Dec. 7. The annual tradition dates back to 1968, when the tree was planted in memory of Northborough resident Neil Ellsworth, who was killed in Vietnam the previous year, according to Selectman Jeff Amberson. Several members of the Ellsworth family were present for the tree lighting.

Santa’s helicopter lands merrily in Southborough

December 8th, 2013

Santa’s helper, aka Event Chair Pam Higgins, and Santa Claus disembark from the helicopter.

Southborough – Families gathered Dec. 7 for the 36th annual Santa Day to see the special guest land by helicopter on St. Mark’s School field. Handling crowd control were members of Boy Scout Troop 92.

Dodgeball tournament benefits ARHS hockey team

December 4th, 2013


Northborough/Southborough – The Algonquin Regional High School boys’ hockey team held its fourth annual Dodgeball Tournament at the school Nov. 23. The tournament was open to all students first grade through eighth grade. For more photos, visit communityadvocate.com; click “Home,” then “Photo Galleries.” Photos/Jerry Callaghan                

Hudson seniors treated to Thanksgiving dinner

December 3rd, 2013

A dinner is passed down the table to Leonard and Jeanette Pauplis.

Hudson – This year, 130 guests were served at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner, held Nov. 24 at the Hudson Senior Center. Prepared by the Buffet Way Catering, the complimentary dinner was sponsored by George E. Danis, owner of the Hudson businesses ResTech Plastic Molding and Electro-Mechanical Technology. His wife, Karen, organized the table settings and [...]

Over 1,200 work up appetite on chilly turkey day

November 29th, 2013

Runners turn onto the driveway of Trottier Middle School.

Southborough – Over 1,200 runners and walkers started Thanksgiving morning by participating in the seventh annual Gobble Wobble 5K Race and Two-Mile Walk, beginning and ending at Trottier Middle School. Amos Sang finished first overall in 15:30. Lauren Perkins was the first-place female finishing in 18:46. State Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, announced the winners in [...]

‘Grandfriends’ visit Spring Street School

November 21st, 2013

Esme Danielson and her grandfather Brian

Shrewsbury – About 60 “grandfriends,” including grandparents, senior aunts and uncles, neighbors, and family friends, visited fourth-graders at Spring Street Elementary School Nov. 13 and 14 to share their experiences of growing up and share lunch in the cafeteria.

Westborough honors its veterans

November 13th, 2013

Westborough’s grand marshal, Douglas Sulham, accept a handmade quilt from Beverly Linnane. The quilt was made by local members of the Schoolhouse Quilters on behalf of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, a national organization that has provided over 90,000 hand-crafted quilts to veterans.

Westborough – Local officials, as well as many residents, gathered to pay respect to the town’s veterans on Nov. 11. Ceremonies were held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Vietnam Memorial on Ruggles Street, in front of the war memorials in front of the Forbes Memorial Building (FMB) and in front of the World War 1 Memorial located at the rotary.

Marlborough remembers veterans with parade and ceremony

November 12th, 2013

Scout members from Den #1 Pack #31 are: Evan Ritter, Keagan Curley, Anthony Ercolani, and Ethan Vittum.

Marlborough – A beautiful sunny and crisp day set the scene for the annual Veterans Day Parade in Marlborough. Main Street was filled with eager attendees. Participating in the parade were members of the Marlborough High School and Middle School Marching Band, Bob Page, parade coordinator for the Marlborough Veterans Council, city officials including Mayor Arthur Vigeant, guest speaker Brigadier General Paul G. Smith, School Committee members, veterans, Scout troops, and the Honor Guard.

Local veterans thankful for Bob Hope USO memories

November 12th, 2013

Harmonizing as the Andrews Sisters with “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” are (l to r) Lorraine Boldue, Joan McClymer and Maureen Bouvier.

Shrewsbury – Veterans Day is commemorated annually at Southgate at Shrewsbury. And around the same time for the past several years, the anniversary of that retirement community has been celebrated with a musical-comedy revue performed by residents, and written and directed by Program Director Deanna Swan. This year, Swan integrated the two activities.

“It’s about time that we combined them together,” she said. “It makes perfect sense.”

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