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Celebrating Hudson’s sweet 16th Pumpkin Fest

October 27th, 2013

Six-year-old friends Igor Ferreira, as a mummy, and Gabriel Santos, as the ultimate sports fan, respond to magician Fran Flynn by saying the magic words: “We love the Pumpkin Fest!”

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 [...]

Perfect weather for Southborough Heritage Day

October 24th, 2013

Members of Southborough Girl Scouts Brownie Troop 85003 proudly display their banner.

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.

Fall comes to Dean Park

October 19th, 2013

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Shrewsbury – The beauty of  a New England fall at Dean Park is captured in these photos by Community Advocate contributor Heidi Hayes-Pandey.

Observing Fire Prevention Week

October 17th, 2013

Firefighter Eric Jusseaume assists Benjamin Bostrom, 4, aim toward a mock burning house.

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 [...]

Friends of the Northborough Senior Center host monthly birthday luncheon

October 10th, 2013

Rose Duquette of the Friends of Northborough Senior Center celebrated her Sept. 4 birthday during the birthday luncheon.

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.

Cultural diversity highlights Marlborough Heritage Festival

October 10th, 2013

Members of the Velvet Moon Dancers perform a belly dance routine.

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 [...]

Parade highlights 17th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival

September 30th, 2013

Longtime community volunteer Isabelle Chang is honored as grand marshal as she rides in style in the 1959 Cadillac convertible formerly owned by Lucille Ball.

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 [...]

‘Arts in Common’ celebrates fifth anniversary

September 29th, 2013

Performing for guests are members of the Assabet Valley Chambersingers, an ensemble selected from the Assabet Valley Mastersingers. This regional chorus represents over 25 communities in the Metrowest area.

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 [...]

Shrewsbury is in the ‘spirit’

September 28th, 2013

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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, [...]

Annual golf tournament honors Westborough’s Greg Montalbano

September 24th, 2013

Adam Gurry putts using a limited-edition Greg Montalbano Louisville Slugger.

Westborough – In spite of over a decade of health challenges that would have defeated many, Greg Montalbano, a Westborough native, had a full life playing baseball for St. John’s High School, Northeastern University, the Red Sox organization, and the Worcester Tornadoes.

“When he was out on the ball field it was like nothing else mattered,” said his sister Kristen Montalbano.

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