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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.

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


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 [...]

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