November 1st, 2013
Hudson – Costumed families flocked to Hudson’s 25th annual Downtown Trick-or-Treats, presented Oct. 24 by the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce. Merchants distributed goodies as the Quinn Middle School Band played spooky music at the Town Hall, and scary stories were told at the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
October 30th, 2013
Hudson – About 175 friends, relatives and supportive townspeople gathered Oct. 26 to remember Michaella Libby, a 2010 Hudson High School (HHS) graduate who died in January 2012 at age 20. The occasion was the second annual Miles and Smiles for Michaella, a three-mile walk beginning and ending at Morgan Bowl. While a sophomore at the University of Maryland majoring in public health, she tutored inner-city children in Washington, D.C., and volunteered for Students Helping Honduras.
October 30th, 2013
By Joyce DeWallace, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – Cold nights, a hint of frost in the mornings, and trees flaunting colors of flame signal the arrival of autumn. The local orchards have abundant harvests of sweet, crisp apples. Pumpkin flavors everything from spiced coffee to soups and desserts. Shorter days and longer nights indicate the end [...]
October 27th, 2013
Hudson – The 16th annual Pumpkin Fest was held Oct. 19 at Morgan Bowl. The five hours of family fun featured lots of food and games offered by 30 nonprofit organizations, live entertainment, clowns, trackless train rides, inflatable amusements, pony rides, a wood sculptor, and a spectacular fireworks display. Presented by the Hudson Parks and [...]
October 24th, 2013
Southborough – Residents were treated to beautiful, sunny fall day to celebrate Southborough’s annual Heritage Day Oct. 14. The event featured a parade down Main Street and a community fair, as well as an open house at the Fire Department and The Friends of the Southborough Library’s book and bake sale.
October 19th, 2013
Shrewsbury – The beauty of a New England fall at Dean Park is captured in these photos by Community Advocate contributor Heidi Hayes-Pandey.
October 17th, 2013
Marlborough – The Marlborough Central Fire Station hosted an open house Oct. 12 in observance of National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6 to 12). After collecting safety literature, children watched videos and live demonstrations, and got behind the wheel of fire trucks and ambulances. They and their families were treated to pizza, ice cream and [...]
October 10th, 2013
Northborough – On the fourth Monday of each month, the Bistro@199 is filled with members of the Northborough Senior Center. On that day, the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center host a special luncheon to celebrate the birthdays that have taken place that month. The seniors enjoy ice cream and birthday cake that has been baked by longtime volunteer Dorothy Magoun of Northborough.
October 10th, 2013
Marlborough – Like last year, it rained during much of the 18th annual Marlborough Heritage Festival, presented Oct. 6 downtown by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce. Otherwise, there were lots of enhancements to this year’s festivities with a focus on cultural displays, international entertainment and ethic delicacies. Favorite returning activities included the Main Street [...]
September 30th, 2013
Shrewsbury – A full weekend of activities continued downtown Sept. 29 with the 17th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Parade. This year, 88 marching units participated. A special viewing area was stationed in front of the Town Hall for parade spectators over age 90 and their guests. Following the parade, they attended an Over [...]