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Stormy weather forecast for this afternoon

September 2nd, 2014

Region – The National Weather Service has just issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of our area and it is likely to be extended to cover all this area. The text is below – please note the last paragraph includes the potential for short lived tornadoes, much like the one that struck Worcester Sunday evening. Please be aware of the severity of this threat.

YMCA of Central Massachusetts to celebrate 150th anniversary

August 30th, 2014

Region – The YMCA of Central Massachusetts will celebrate 150 years of service at its Anniversary Gala Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Over 350 business and community leaders and friends will come together at the YMCA of Central Massachusetts’ original home, historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, to celebrate the success of this cause-driven organization [...]

Local seniors attend annual picnic

August 25th, 2014

Representative Carolyn Dykema (right) and a senior citizen soak in the sunshine at the annual senior picnic.

Region – Nearly 140 senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined Representative Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, for her annual Senior Picnic at the Laborer’s Training Center in Hopkinton Aug. 20. It was a beautiful day for a picnic filled with good food, warm conversation and live entertainment. Photos/submitted             [...]

Southborough resident to chair 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration

August 25th, 2014

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Region – The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association announced that Southborough resident, Elizabeth L.B. Greene, a partner at Mirick O’Connell, will chair the 2014 Heart of the Commonwealth Celebration & Wine Tasting event Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. The event, which will attract more than [...]

Webster Five names Jessica McGarry as assistant vice president

August 25th, 2014

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Region – Webster Five Cents Savings Bank has named Jessica McGarry as assistant vice president, business lending officer. McGarry has 14 years of banking experience, having started her career at Webster Five in 2000. After holding various positions, she was promoted to lending officer of the Business Banking Division in 2012 and has now been [...]

Heritage Chorale readies for a unique new season

August 25th, 2014

The Heritage Chorale (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Heritage Chorale of the Metrowest area is seeking singers, high school age and older, for its new season, featuring some changes in its schedule and an unusual collaboration with a Bluegrass band. In December the chorus, under the direction of John Finney, will present a family concert of popular Christmas and other [...]

Traffic advisory issued for Southborough Summer Nights event scheduled for Aug. 23

August 19th, 2014

Southborough – The annual Southborough Summer Nights event will be celebrated this Saturday, Aug. 23, starting at 5 p.m., at Neary School. To make sure everyone attending or passing by stays safe, a traffic advisory has been issued: The Southborough Emergency Management Agency would like to advise all residents of an upcoming traffic advisory for [...]

Regional planning commissions seek business community input for ‘Buy Local’ initiative

August 18th, 2014

Region – On Aug. 11, the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) and Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) began spearheading a “Buy Local” initiative. This multi-pronged initiative seeks to facilitate a shift in spending patterns to support local businesses and producers in central Massachusetts. The heart of the initiative – a Buy Local campaign and [...]

Scholarships awarded to area Framingham State students

August 10th, 2014

Region – The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) recently announced its 2014-2015 scholarship winners. IAFSA, a charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1874, offers approximately 30 scholarships and awards to Framingham State University students as well as interest-free loans.  Some scholarships have multiple recipients. Scholarships and loan funding are provided by donations and bequests. [...]

August 7 is Purple Heart Day

August 7th, 2014

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Submitted by Military Order of the Purple Heart A day to honor America’s combat wounded and fallen heroes Region – Each year on August 7, Americans pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.  The Purple Heart is [...]

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