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Collings Foundation presents World War II re-enactments

October 10th, 2016

Re-enactors portraying Allied soldiers approach the battleground. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Region – The Collings Foundation in Stow presented Battle for the Airfield with World War II re-enactments Oct. 8 and 9. About 300 re-enactors represented several branches of Allied and Axis military. The main Allied powers in WWII were Great Britain, the United States, China and the Soviet Union.

Local man helps fight to end breast cancer by wearing pink

October 5th, 2016


Marlborough – In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Kevin Boyle of Marlborough has waged war and his combat gear is pink. The owner of KB Lawns is among 26 community and business leaders throughout central Massachusetts participating in the Real Men Wear Pink fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Free workshop to be held regarding Alzheimer’s signs

October 5th, 2016

Shrewsbury – In an effort to inform the public on the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association will present a workshop on Monday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., at the Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St. “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” addresses the difference between typical aging and memory loss and behavior changes severe enough to disrupt […]

Friends of the Grafton Elders to host fundraising luncheon

October 5th, 2016

Winnie Paul. Photo/submitted

Grafton – The late Winnie Paul, one of the founders of Friends of the Grafton Elders (FOGE, pronounced fou-gee), will be honored at a fundraising luncheon celebrating the group’s 35th birthday. Sixteen members of Paul’s family plan to attend the event, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 16, starting at 12 p.m., at Hunter’s Grille & Tap at the Grafton Inn, 25 Grafton Center.

Women’s Biz Network slated for Oct. 21

October 5th, 2016

Stow – The Assabet Valley Chamber’s Women’s Business Network (WBN) will host a meeting on Friday, Oct. 21, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Emma’s Café in the Stow Shopping Plaza, 117 Great Rd. This event features a “farm fresh” buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, and water, and a perpetual book swap. This month’s guest speaker […]

Applefest Gala raises $15K for education grants

October 5th, 2016

Forty mystery baskets were sold at the gala containing surprise merchandise, much of which was provided by Northboro Local First businesses. Photos/Nicole LeBlanc - Le Petite Studio

Northborough – Over 300 guests attended the sold-out second annual Applefest Gala Sept. 16 at Juniper Hill Golf Course in Northborough. Proceeds of almost $15,000 will help to fund grants for Northborough public schools. The highlight of “Cocktails and Dancing under the Stars” was the seven-piece Western Mass. band, Fever, which kept the dance floor […]

Hudson-area families learn to cope with addiction, recovery

October 5th, 2016


Hudson – Erin Holmes travelled weekly from her Hudson home to Learn to Cope meetings in Worcester while her son Matthew struggled with heroin addiction and pursued recovery. A 2011 Hudson High School alum and Army veteran, Matthew relapsed after a long-term recovery and passed away at age 22 this past January.

Early voting schedule in Hudson

October 5th, 2016

Hudson – Registered voters will be able vote before Election Day for the first time ever in Massachusetts. Early voting will begin Monday, Oct. 24, and continue through Friday, Nov. 4. Prior to the enactment of this new law, the only way a registered voter was allowed to vote prior to Election Day was through […]

Free shred days at Avidia Bank

October 5th, 2016

Westborough – Avidia Bank is hosting two complimentary shred days during October. The events will be held at the Clinton branch, 1073 Main St., Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and at the Westborough branch, 100 E. Main St., Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Residents are welcome to […]

Shrewsbury Fire Department to host open house Oct. 8

October 3rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – Fire Chief James Vuona and the Shrewsbury Firefighters invite local families to a free open house, at Shrewsbury Fire Headquarters, 11 Church Rd., Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to learn more about fire safety. October is National Fire Safety Month and during the open house, families will learn about […]

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