September 3rd, 2013
Marlborough – About 130 marching units dodged raindrops and endured downpours at the 62nd annual Marlborough Labor Day Parade held downtown Sept. 2. Participants included several local and state elected officials and candidates. With “Spirit of Marlborough” as this year’s theme, the parade was led by community leader and business owner Bob Kays. The holiday [...]
August 28th, 2013
Northborough – The Mark Fidrych Foundation held its third annual Make Your Mark softball tournament Saturday, Aug 24. The foundation supports nonprofit organizations that give children with physical, mental and emotional challenges the chance to play sports, and is named for one of Northborough’s best known and most loved residents. In 1976, he was named Rookie of the Year while playing with the Detroit Tigers.
August 25th, 2013
Southborough – The 10th anniversary of Southborough Summer Nights was celebrated Aug. 24 on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. In addition to the popular Bubble Romp manned by the Southborough Fire Department, the evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a magic show, live musical entertainment, a food court and [...]
August 20th, 2013
Shrewsbury/Westborough – The second annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic, held Aug. 19 at the Mount Pleasant Country Club in Boylston, concluded with a 19th Hole Reception. Golfers and guests enjoyed dinner and more fundraising with raffles, and silent and live auctions. State Rep. Matt Beaton, R-Shrewsbury, presented checks for $12,500 to representatives of three charities: [...]
July 29th, 2013
Northborough – Families who have participated in the Northborough Public Schools Extended Day Program (EDP) recently gathered for a 25th anniversary celebration at Ellsworth McAfee Park. Lois Kirk, the co-executive director of program, said invites were extended to everyone who had ever attended the program over the past 25 years. “We are very proud of [...]
July 29th, 2013
Westborough – A Family Fun Day was hosted July 21 at Target Field by the Westborough Little League 10-year-old All-Stars. Several games and a jumpy house worked up appetites for hamburgers, hot dogs, cotton candy and snow cones. Proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr. [...]
July 9th, 2013
Shrewsbury – Hundreds of children and their parents gathered at the Shrewsbury Public Library June 27, for the fourth annual carnival to kick off summer reading. The event featured games, face painting, live music, prizes, films and snacks. Special guests “Finz,” the mascot for the Worcester Sharks, and “Flippo,” the balloon performer, mingled throughout the crowd. More than a dozen local authors spoke with the children and autographed books.
July 7th, 2013
Northborough – Each year, it is a tradition for the Marion E. Zeh School’s departing fifth grade students to raise money for a class adventure and a parting gift to the school. For this year’s class gift, the students voted to instead donate $1,000 to the One Fund, the central fund established to help those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. During a farewell ceremony held at the school June 25, the students presented a check to Northborough Detective Jeffrey Noel that will be donated to the fund.
July 5th, 2013
Hudson – The Fourth of July Carnival entertained families and friends during the holiday week from July 3 through July 7 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959. Festivities included lots of rides, games, food and a petting zoo. Friday and Saturday concluded with fireworks. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.
July 5th, 2013
Shrewsbury – Families and friends gathered for the Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation’s 43rd annual July 4th Celebration at Dean Park. The afternoon’s highlight was the decorated bicycle and doll carriage parade. Other activities included inflatable amusements, trackless train rides and face painting. Hamburger and hotdog meals were available from Boy Scout Troops 114 and 227.