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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.”

Shrewsbury Veterans Day ceremony dedicates new WWI Memorial

November 12th, 2013

The new World War I Memorial is dedicated Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Shrewsbury – After several years of planning and fundraising, the Shrewsbury Veterans Council welcomed guests Nov. 11 to a dedication ceremony for the new World War I (WWI) Memorial in front of the Beal Early Education Center. Emceeing the ceremony, Selectman Jim Kane summarized the spirit of the project’s supporters.

“Through this effort, from across our very special town, rose the support to make this monument a reality,” he said.

Halloween fun

November 9th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Child Development Committee held a Halloween party Oct. 29 at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church. The event included crafts and story time. Photos/Bridget O’Connor          

Halloween fun

November 9th, 2013

Trick-or-treaters Katie, Cameron, James, Emma, Gwen, Aja, Olivia, Syra, Jon, Matthew, Same, Lilly, Shawna, and Ryan.

Shrewsbury residents Syra, Maya, and Aja Pandey held their annual Halloween party with students from Shrewsbury High School. Photos/Heidi Hayes-Pandey              

Buzzing for Westborough Education Foundation

November 5th, 2013

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Westborough – This year, 36 teams put on their thinking caps for the Westborough Education Foundation’s (WEF) sixth annual Trivia Bee, held Nov. 4 at the Doubletree Hotel. Community leaders judging the antics were Library Director Maureen Ambrosino, Police Chief Alan Gordon and Superintendent Marianne O’Connor. Joe Harrington returned as master of ceremonies. WEF provides [...]

Belly dancing and beyond with Silver Moon Gypsies

November 5th, 2013

The Silver Moon Gypsies are (l to r) Elaine Savoy of Millbury, Judy Daubney of Upton, Gypsy Phillips of Northborough, Norma Giumentaro of Shrewsbury, Anna Connors of Shrewsbury, Annie Wales of Westborough, and Carol Fiedler of Milford. Not pictured is Alida Krumin of Southborough.

Region – Northborough resident Gypsy Phillips recently turned 75, but she has no plans to retire from performing and teaching belly dance. She began studying belly dance at age 36 after the birth of her last child.

Ceremony dedicates Hudson’s new Quinn Middle School

November 1st, 2013

The new $43.3 million Quinn Middle School opened Sept. 3 after the 45-year-old JFK Middle School was demolished during the summer.

Hudson – Town and state officials participated in a dedication ceremony Oct. 30 for the new $43.3 million Quinn Middle School, which replaced the 45-year-old JFK Middle School.

Speakers included Massachusetts School Building Authority Executive Director Jack McCarthy; state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton; state Rep. Kate Hogan, D-Stow; Superintendent Dr. Kevin Lyons; Quinn Middle School Principal Brian Daniels; Tammy Ducey, a JFK Middle School Building Committee member; and Leigh Sherwood of OMR Architects. Representing the school’s students were seventh-graders Jordyn Yates and Bryce Miranda.

Marlborough’s trick-or-treating features Horribles Parade

November 1st, 2013

Quinn Torpey, 2, dressed as a jack-o-lantern, and Evan Greengo, 4, as a dinosaur, spot the store where they’ll get their next treats.

Marlborough – Numerous costumed kids received treats from downtown businesses Oct. 25 before viewing or joining the Horribles Parade led by the Whitcomb Middle School Marching Band. Among those giving away goodies at City Hall were Mayor Arthur Vigeant and state Rep. Danielle Gregoire, D-Marlborough. The annual event is sponsored by the mayor’s office. Photos/Ed [...]

Downtown Hudson marks 25th year of trick-or-treats

November 1st, 2013

Rylie Nelson, 5, dressed as pop star Keira, gets a treat at Avidia Bank.

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.

Miles, smiles and high heels for Michaella

October 30th, 2013

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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.

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