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Circus comes to ‘Saturdays at Fay’

April 13th, 2014

Following the circus show, Eric Zhang, 4, learns how to balance a plate.

Families were entertained by the “Jedster the Jester Circus Show” presented April 12 at Fay School. In addition to watching him perform magic and create balloon animals, kids learned how to juggle and balance plates. The jester is also known as Jed Stefanowicz, who will teach a Circus Arts Camp this summer at Fay School.

Corridor Nine expo brings together business community

April 7th, 2014

C9 expo photo DB et al

Westborough – Over 1,100 visitors attended the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held at the Doubletree Hotel April 2.

The expo, in its 23rd year, had 115 exhibitors representing a wide range of businesses and services from the chamber’s core towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Grafton, as well as many others from throughout Worcester County and the 495 region.

Mayor’s Charity Ball benefits Marlborough relief fund

April 7th, 2014

Dave Walton accepts the Humanitarian of the Year Award from Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Marlborough – It was a night of “Glitz and Glam at the Inn” as the city’s residents came together April 5 at the Mayor’s Charity Ball held at the Holiday Inn.

The ball, which has been held each inaugural year since 1960, benefits the Mayor’s Charity Relief Fund, which helps residents in need of financial assistance at times of crisis or hardship.

Mayor Arthur Vigeant, noting that this is the only major source of revenue for the fund, added that the response of residents and businesses had been “overwhelming.”

Mr. MHS 2014 crowned in pageant’s 25th year

March 22nd, 2014

Bailey Medeiros, Miss Massachusetts Teen 2014, congratulates the newly-crowned Mr. MHS 2014, Ryan King, who competed as Mr. Senior Class.

Marlborough – Fourteen contestants representing classes, clubs and sports competed good-naturedly in categories including talent, formalwear and interview at the 25th annual Mr. Marlborough High School (MHS) Pageant, presented March 21 at the 1LT. Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School Auditorium. Crowned Mr. MHS 2014 was Ryan King, Mr. Senior Class. Named first runner-up was David Dorsey, Mr. TV Production; and second runner-up was Peter DiPersio, Mr. Track and Field. Also among the five finalists were Chris Allen, Mr. Latin Club; and Jake Bishop, Mr. Ski Club.

SYFS Gala marks 10th anniversary

March 17th, 2014

Speaking on behalf of Central One Federal Credit Union, President and CEO David L’Ecuyer accepts the Harry S. Cutting Jr. Award from SYFS Executive Director Terry Cassidy. Central One was recognized for its longtime generosity to the social service agency. L’Ecuyer served as SYFS board president 10 years ago, when the Gala began.

Shrewsbury – A record number of 375 guests attended the 10th annual Gala to support Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS), held March 15 at St. John’s High School.

The evening began with a reception and silent auction with music provided by vocalist John Howard and pianist Chris Leary. Following dinner, activities continued with a live auction and dancing to rock classics performed by Tension, a Shrewsbury-based band. Town Moderator Chris Mehne served as master of ceremonies. The Community Advocate was the media sponsor.

Special Olympics athletes compete in winter games

March 11th, 2014

The North Attleboro Northstars, (l to r) Brandon Moore, Clay Paquin, Zach Silvestri and Ryan Pavao, took the gold medal in bowling.

Shrewsbury – More than 1,800 athletes from across the state competed in the Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games, held the weekend of March 8 and 9 in Shrewsbury, Worcester and Princeton. Events included alpine skiing, basketball, floor hockey and bowling. Shrewsbury High School hosted basketball games as well as the medal ceremony. The Cushing Bulls [...]

Life’s a beach this winter for Hudson seniors

March 9th, 2014

Nancy Stone enjoys the picnic lunch with party guests.

Hudson – The soothing sounds of the Beach Boys’ greatest hits filled the air Feb. 27 at the Hudson Senior Center as guests donned summer wear for an indoor winter beach party. Festivities included a picnic-style lunch, beach blanket bingo games, and contests for best sunglasses and beach hat. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Solomon Pond Mall offers kids an opportunity to experience ‘magic of reading’

February 21st, 2014

Twins Aditi and Mahati, age 3, of Marlborough, are engrossed in a book.

Marlborough – Local kids were invited to experience the magic of reading at the Solomon Pond Mall Feb. 17 as part of the Simon Malls® Simon Kidgits Club®  free annual “Book Blast.” Special guests, including Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, took some time to read to the children in attendance. Children were also invited to bring [...]

Fishing derby for Northborough resident with ALS brings communities together

February 21st, 2014

Matt Bruce with his family, (l to r), Jim, Natalie, AJ, and Lauren

To the Editor: I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude to everyone that contributed to the great success of the first annual Matt Bruce Ice Fishing Derby held Feb. 15 at Lake Chauncy in Westborough. This event was nothing short of spectacular and it was an uplifting experience for everyone that participated. Even [...]

Westborough celebrates Red Sox championship

February 19th, 2014

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Westborough – Vanessa and Manny Aires, their children Max and Elsiana, and Boston Red Sox mascot “Wally, the Green Monster” pose for a photo with the 2013 Major League Baseball Commissioner’s Trophy Feb. 17 at the Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School. Hundreds of fans came to the school to have their photo taken with the [...]

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