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‘Beatles for Sale’ concert a big hit in Northborough

July 10th, 2015

Beatles for Sale band working the crowd with popular Beatles hits

Northborough – Although there was the threat of a storm, the weather held out the evening of July 9 at Ellsworth McAfee Park for the first concert of the Free Summer Concert Series organized by the Northborough Community Affairs Committee. “Beatles for Sale,” a New England-based Beatles tribute band, kept the crowd happy with popular hit songs such as “Penny Lane,” “Magical Mystery Tour,” and “When I’m 64” and even addressed the crowd in mock Liverpool accents.

Annual picnic a true summer highlight

July 8th, 2015

These ladies get ready to enjoy their large platefuls of barbecue at the Northborough Senior Center Annual Picnic hosted by the Rotary Club of Northborough.

By Alexandra Molnar, Contributing Writer Northborough – The Northborough Senior Center was packed on a recent Tuesday evening, June 30, for a popular summer event— the Annual Picnic hosted by the Rotary Club of Northborough. Seniors enjoyed generous portions of barbecue favorites—grilled chicken, potato salad, coleslaw, baked beans, strawberry shortcake, and more— all prepared and […]

Shrewsbury celebrates Fourth of July

July 6th, 2015

The Shanley, Simoncini, and Pratte families, all cousins, celebrate the fourth of July together at Dean Park.

Shrewsbury – Residents gathered July 4 at Dean Park for the town’s annual Fourth of July Celebration. The event, sponsored by Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation, included music, a cookout, inflatable amusements, and a decorated doll and bike carriage parade. Photos/Julie Shamgochian

Grafton Lions Club presents 215th Army Band in concert

July 6th, 2015

(l to r) Abby Krist, Brandie Sleeman and June Lufkin wear their stars and stripes to the concert.

Grafton – Hundreds of residents and guests began celebrating the holiday weekend by attending the 36th annual July 3rd Concert on the Common presented by the Grafton Lions Club (GLC). The 215th Army Band of Fall River returned to Grafton for the third year.

Westborough Senior Center celebrates Fourth of July

July 5th, 2015

Guests at the annual cookout with Head of the Senior Center Supporters Marie Young (standing).

Westborough – Members and friends of the Westborough Senior Center Supporters attended the annual Red, White and Blue Cookout July 2 at the center. Guests wore their patriotic attire to enjoy traditional cookout fare: hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, watermelon and pink lemonade. After the meal, those in attendance were entertained by local resident and […]

Young Southborough Library patrons display patriotism

July 3rd, 2015

Leading the parade are (l to r) Lily Dlott, 6, Shea Domolky, 6, and Evan Dlott, 4.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Southborough – Once again, Common Street was closed by the Southborough Police as a longtime holiday tradition continued July 2. Young patrons of the Southborough Library and their family members participated in the annual Fourth of July parade, wearing star-spangled accessories while waving American flags. They marched up the […]

Northborough Challenger League celebrates the end of its second season

July 2nd, 2015

Jack O’Connor gives Coach Durkin a hug after running home, as Ryan Roberts approaches the plate.

Northborough – It was a beautiful, sunny Saturday morning as the Northborough Challenger League celebrated the end of a second season. The Challenger Division is a separate division of Little League that pairs up boys and girls with physical and mental challenges with “buddies” so that they too may enjoy the game of baseball.

Buddies and coaches arrived early at the Robert E. Melican Middle School to fire up the barbecue grills. On the two fields in use there was no shortage of smiles, high-fives and hugs. Buddies from Melican and Algonquin Regional High School assisted the players and cheered them on. Former Challenger League player from last year, Leah Toronto, who became a buddy this year, opened the game by singing the National Anthem.

Breaking ground for Autism Institute in Southborough

June 30th, 2015

Former Gov. Michael Dukakis, capital campaign co-chair

Southborough – The New England Center for Children (NECC) on Route 9 in Southborough is expanding and renovating after raising $10.9 million with a capital campaign. A new three-story, 30,000-square-foot addition will be added to the existing building and named the Autism Institute. There, NECC will conduct training and research to further benefit autism educators and affected families internationally.

Happy Fourth of July from Westborough families

June 29th, 2015

Checking photos on a camera phone are (l to r) Susan McAlice, Marilyn Leffler and Janice Lindvig.

Westborough – Residents and guests got a head start celebrating the holiday June 26 by attending the annual Westborough July 4th Family Block Party on West Main Street. Among the activities for family fun were a bounce house, dunk tank, sand art, airbrush tattoos, food concessions, and pony and horse-drawn carriage rides.

Grafton Library celebrates benefactor’s 181st birthday

June 26th, 2015

(l to r) Jim Zebrowski, president of Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc., and John Root, coordinator of the Library Telescope Program, watch Library Director Beth Gallaway unveil a telescope given as a birthday gift.

Grafton – Patrons of all ages gathered June 20 on the lawn of the Grafton Public Library to celebrate what would have been the 181st birthday of its benefactor Jerome Wheelock, a local inventor. He donated $100,000, which matured in 1927 to allow construction of the current library. Wheelock’s statue stands across the street in the Grafton Common.

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