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 [...]
September 29th, 2013
Westborough – The Westborough Cultural Council’s fifth annual Arts in Common was celebrated at Bay State Commons with the best weather in the event’s history Sept. 28. Throughout the six-hour arts festival, 23 acts presented music, dance and theater on two stages. Over 40 artisans displayed and sold various handcrafted items. Refreshments were available from [...]
September 28th, 2013
Shrewsbury – Hundreds of people of all ages attended the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo Sept. 28. The expo, which was one of the highlights of the weekend long festival, featured dozens of vendors, crafters, nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Here are some photos from the day, many featuring the Community Advocate’s mascot, [...]