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Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for September 25 in Worcester

July 24th, 2016

Worcester –  Over 120,000 individuals are living with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts. For decades, the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter has provided these individuals and their families with support services such as their 24/7 telephone Helpline, care consultation and education programs at no cost. In an effort to raise awareness and funding for continued local support, […]

All lives matter

July 21st, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – It has been a chilling and horrifying few weeks as the nation has watched police departments in Dallas and Baton Rouge come under attack and then face the devastating loss of multiple officers on their forces. There has been one silver lining amidst the sadness – citizens across the country, including here in our region, have come out en masse to show they support their local police departments. Gifts of cards, foods, visits and other gestures of support, officers say, mean the world to them. And in turn, they promise to continue to honor their vow to protect us, even if it means they must continue to put themselves in harm’s way to do so.

‘Race of the Century’ to be held in Stow

July 19th, 2016

The “Race of the Century” will feature a variety of transportation modes competing against each other. 
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Stow – The Collings Foundation will be hosting the “Race of the Century” Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 at its 137 Barton Road location.

The foundation will host a living history event that pits some of the greatest mobility- based technological advancements against each other. Horses, flying machines, and vehicles powered by water, will all be poised to solve the transportation issues of the day.

Framingham State University seeks participants for food study

July 15th, 2016

Region – Do you struggle with your weight? Have you been on endless diets throughout your life, losing weight only to gain it back?

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Maya to get body armor

July 15th, 2016

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Region – The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office has announced K-9 Maya, a two-year-old single purpose trailing bloodhound, will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K-9 Maya’s vest is being sponsored by the Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. 2015 “Santa Paws and Grinch” […]

Lake Quinsigamond to hold Boat Parade Sept. 10

July 13th, 2016

A boat celebrates “The Cat in the Hat” in last year’s parade. (File photo/Bonnie Adams)

Region –The annual Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 2 p.m. rain or shine. Celebrate Lake Quinsig Day with the Classic Boat Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the parade, which starts and ends at Regatta Point. The event will feature food trucks, games, a beer and […]

Challenger League celebrates a great season

July 8th, 2016

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Region – Players from the region’s Little League’s Challenger program celebrated the end of the season with games held at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough June 28.

Enjoy summer bounty at local farmers markets

July 8th, 2016

Produce for sale at the Grafton Farmers Market.  
Photo/Erik Grubb

Shrewsbury – In the fall of 2013, the town of Shrewsbury passed a bylaw allowing farmers markets for the first time in Shrewsbury. Shortly after, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market, LLC was formed and began the process of planning the first farmers market in Shrewsbury history. The market currently hosts over a 25 vendors and is being held at Ski Ward Ski Area, 1000 Main St.

Time flies when you’re having SUN…

July 8th, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – Although the winter of 2016 was not nearly as bad as the previous few, it’s a special reward for New Englanders when summer finally arrives.

And what a season it has been so far, with an amazing stretch of virtually perfect days right through the Fourth of July weekend!

Mirick O’Connell celebrates 100th anniversary

July 5th, 2016

Mirick O’Connell attorneys and professional staff show their pride in celebration of the firm’s 100th anniversary.

Region – Mirick, O’Connell, DeMallie & Lougee, LLP, a full service law firm with offices in Worcester, Westborough and Boston, is marking its 100th anniversary this year. The firm celebrated by showing appreciation to its business partners, employees and clients at a gathering June 2 at the Mercantile Center Courtyard in Worcester.

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