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Southborough volunteers ship final packages to troops

May 19th, 2014

Robert Braccio, 12, is recognized as the longest-running volunteer for the drive by state Rep. Carolyn Dykema.

Southborough – During Armed Forces Day weekend, May 17 and 18, Southborough resident Lisa Braccio and a team of volunteers exceeded their goal with the ninth and final care package drive for troops deployed overseas. They packaged over 9,000 pounds of goods into 364 boxes. Added to the past drives, the grand totals are 9,117 boxes weighing about 208,800 pounds.

Hundreds clean streets, parks throughout Marlborough

May 9th, 2014

Toni and Ava Lausten clean up around the boathouse on Fort Meadow Reservoir. They were among the 18 volunteers who filled 24 bags of trash collected along Reservoir Street and The Grove as part of the Clean Sweep initiative. 
Photo/Paul Goldman, Fort Meadow Association trustee and cleanup organizer

Marlborough – Michael Manning, an environmental field worker in Alternative Fuels for the transportation industry, Susan Marchand, a Marlborough resident for more than 20 years, and members of Cub Pack 41 Den 3 joined forces with teams of workers May 3 to participate in the annual citywide Project Clean Sweep, clearing trash and debris from streets and parks throughout the city.

This was the eighth year Manning, also a member of the Green Marlborough group, took part in the project, working on the entrance to the city in the Wayside Inn Road/Route 20 area.

Letter to the editor: Thanks to all who supported Marlborough’s Earth Day Fair

May 8th, 2014

Noa-Lee and Robin Bastien participate in a Girl Scout activity, making birdfeeders from pinecones and seeds, at the Marlborough Earth Day Fair.

To the Editor: Despite a cold, rainy day, the seventh annual Marlborough Earth Day Fair [April 26 at Ghiloni Park] drew several people again this year. Many thanks to the organizations and people who contributed:  Green Marlborough, Marlborough Girl Scouts, Marlborough Wellness, Junior Women’s Club, Stevie’s Eatery, Immaculate Conception School, Hillside School, AltEStore, the Elks, [...]

Opening Day kicks off Northborough Little League season

May 8th, 2014

AA baseball player Ian Goodnow tests his pitching speed.

Northborough – The Northborough Baseball and Softball Association (NBSA) kicked off their 2014 Little League season May 3.

Westborough Spring Festival concludes on doggone windy day

May 5th, 2014

Gill Bramley, 2, hugs Caffrey, a golden retriever at the agility demonstration.

Westborough – Although windy conditions grounded the tethered hot-air balloon rides, plenty of activities were featured May 4, the final day of the 12th annual Westborough Spring Festival presented by the Rotary Club of Westborough.

Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce turns 90 in style

May 4th, 2014

Gathered by a 1929 Ford Coupe are (l to r) Chris and Judy Berglund, Joanne O’Leary, Jim Hickey, Kathleen Curtiss and Fred Schwartz.

Marlborough – Over 200 guests arrived stylishly dressed circa-1920s for the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s (MRCC) 90th Anniversary Gatsby Gala, celebrated May 2 at the Marlborough Country Club. Musical entertainment was provided by the Dom V Swing Out Big Band led by Domenic Valarioti of Marlborough, and the award-winning Marlborough High School Small Jazz Combo.

Northborough school holds Walk & Bike to School Day

May 2nd, 2014

Sarah Cassidy (left) and Matthew Curly walk to school on Walk & Bike to School Day, as they do daily, as a part of the Zeh School efforts to promote fitness and reduce their carbon footprint.

Northborough – The Marion E. Zeh Elementary School held its monthly Walk & Bike to School day April 29. Despite the cold and rainy weather, some students rode their bikes or walked to school with their friends and family to support the event. “We do the Walk & Bike to School events for a few [...]

‘Frozen’ characters delight kids

May 2nd, 2014

A very excited Darcy, 7, receives autographs.

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Child Development Committee held a brunch April 27 featuring characters from the movie “Frozen” at the Floral Street Elementary School. Princesses Elsa and Anna signed autographs and sang songs from the movie, including “Let It Go,” for a group young fans. Photos/Bridget Parmenter              

Local runners complete the Boston Marathon

April 27th, 2014

– Ryan Archer (left) and Darren Hulst, both of Washington state, are among the first wave of runners leaving Hopkinton.

Region – Despite the increased security put in place this year, the atmosphere along the course of the 118th Boston Marathon was festive April 21. The spectators cheered, rang cowbells, waved signs and shouted out encouragement to individual runners. The runners were interacting with the crowd and many were thanking the public safely officials along the route. Along the course, there was a live band playing at Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton and the outdoor speakers at TJ’s Food and Spirits in Ashland were blaring local favorites such as “Sweet Caroline.”

Students get inspired by ‘Boston Strong’

April 18th, 2014

Second-grader Alexander Todd runs laps.

Marlborough – Students in kindergarten through grade five in the School’s Out program at Kane Elementary School participated in a one-mile run/walk April 17 to commemorate the heroes and victims of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings. The after-school program is administered by the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. Twenty-six Ys statewide took part in [...]

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