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Plans under way for the annual SYFS fundraiser

December 28th, 2016

Co-executive directors of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services Justin Mussler and Annamaria Chittim. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services (SYFS) Board of Directors and co-executive directors Annamaria Chittim and Justin Mussler met recently to discuss plans for the 2017 fundraiser, which has been named, “Sparkle of Hope – An Evening in Support of Mental Health.”

Representative Kane joins SELCO in receiving grant for Streetlight Conversion Program

December 23rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – State Representative Hannah E. Kane (R-Shrewsbury) joined the Baker-Polito Administration Dec. 13 in announcing $11.4 million in grant funding opportunities to help cities and towns across Massachusetts convert traditional streetlights to LED technology through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program. DOER has partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council […]

Watermark Antiques and Gold – ‘walk back in time’

December 23rd, 2016

Watermark Antiques and Gold. Photo/submitted

West Boylston – Watermark Antiques and Gold is a charming “walk back in time” antique store, specializing in fine estate jewelry and watches. It’s housed in a fully restored, Civil War-era schoolhouse. It was moved by horse and oxen, at the turn of the century, and now resides at 18 North Main St., West Boylston. […]

Puppet show and classroom visit day at Fay School

December 22nd, 2016

Southborough – Fay School, 48 Main St., Southborough, will hold two events in early January. The next “Saturdays at Fay” will feature the Peter Rabbit Puppet Show Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 – 11 a.m. The Pumpernickel Puppets will perform a puppet show based on the classic fairy tale “Peter Rabbit.” A demonstration period will follow […]

Stax Discount Books opens in Marlborough

December 22nd, 2016

Marlborough – Michael Joachim and Tracey McCrea have recently opened Stax Discount Books at 193A Boston Post Road in Marlborough. The store features hardcovers and paperbacks that are 20 percent off every day. Stax also has thousands of publisher closeouts, overstocks, and remainders with prices up to 80 percent off the list price. The selection […]

Worcester Art Museum’s winter session begins Jan. 23

December 22nd, 2016

Art work by Jeannie Katz. Photo/submitted

Region – The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) Studio Art Program is offering new classes as well as old favorites during its winter session, beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Students can learn how to market their art, go behind-the-scenes with WAM curators for exclusive access to works in the museum’s collection as well as work on independent […]

Pack 41 Cub Scouts celebrate successful toy drive

December 22nd, 2016


Marlborough – Members of the Pack 41 Cub Scouts capped off their holiday toy drive Dec. 13 with a brief celebration at the Richer School in Marlborough.  After the event, Cubmaster Howard Priest delivered the gifts to the Marlborough Veterans Outreach Center for them to distribute to their clients who are unable to buy gifts […]

MassDOT provides ‘Universal Transponder’ To North Pole resident

December 19th, 2016

Santa knows nowadays you need an E-Z pass!

Boston – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce it has provided Santa Claus of the North Pole with a “universal” transponder, the first of its kind issued by MassDOT.  This will allow the North Pole resident to travel state to state when necessary and also allow international travel without having to open […]

Meet Santa Holiday Food Drive Dec. 18 at Central House

December 16th, 2016

Westborough – The “Meet Santa Holiday Food Drive” will be held Sunday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Central House, 44 South St., Westborough. Visit Santa and donate for a great cause. Items will be collected for the Westborough Food Pantry to help those in need. The event will include brunch […]

Hogan and Eldridge honor Hudson on 150th anniversary

December 15th, 2016

State Rep. Kate Hogan presents a resolution on behalf of her and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge to Richard Harrity, president of the Hudson Historical Society, and Hudson Board of Selectmen (l to r) John Parent, James Quinn, Scott Duplisea, and Fred Lucy. Photo/Josh Blood

Hudson – State Rep.  Kate Hogan (D-Stow) attended a reading of “The Life of Frederick Douglass” on Nov. 29 to present a legislative resolution on behalf of her and State Sen. Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) recognizing the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Hudson. The reading, performed by Guy Peartree and sponsored by […]

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