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Local Fourth of July celebrations

June 21st, 2016

Kids celebrate at last year’s Fourth of July Block Party in Westborough. 
Photo/submitted

Region – Several local towns are celebrating the upcoming Fourth of July holiday with music, entertainment and fireworks.

The Shrewsbury Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 46th annual Fourth of July Celebration at Dean Park Monday, July 4, from 12 – 4 p.m.

Northborough native takes leadership role at the Massachusetts Historical Commission

June 8th, 2016

Chris Skelly, director of local government programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Chris Skelly, as director of Local Government Programs at the Massachusetts Historical Commission, brings unique perspective to the role.

Simon scholarships awarded to local students

June 7th, 2016

Sch SH Simon scholarship-cr

Region – Laurana Nyman, a senior at Burncoat High School, Worcester is this year’s recipient of the “Anne Simon Scholarship” award for $1,000.00. This scholarship, in memory of the long time Shrewsbury resident, has been awarded for nine years to students from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) and Burncoat High to help further their education in the field of “arts.”

Oli’s opens new location in Worcester

June 6th, 2016

The dining room of Oli’s Tomato Pie 
Photo/submitted

Region – Oli’s Italian Eatery in West Boylston, known for its high-quality Italian specialties, recently opened a new outlet – Oli’s Tomato Pie.

According to owner Jon Oliveri, the spinoff restaurant, located at 394 Belmont St. (Route 9) in Worcester – across from UMass Memorial Hospital – offers the same value and selection at the original Oli’s.

Stearns Farm offers CSA shares

June 6th, 2016

Framingham – Stearns Farm has announced that it is now offering weekly and alternate week shares for its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

A full CSA share includes 20 weekly pickups of five to 15 pounds of vegetables, depending on the crops in season–enough to feed approximately two adults and two children. Sharers may also pick their own berries, herbs, selected vegetables, and flowers.

Having a voice

June 1st, 2016

Cartoon/Ed Turner

Region – For this year’s graduating seniors it will be a year filled with many firsts. One of these will be the first time they will be eligible to vote in the presidential election. With rhetoric that seems uglier than any election in recent memory, this year’s graduating class will have an opportunity to cast a vote that will help shape our nation for the next four years.

Local airport to hold a family-friendly aviation event

June 1st, 2016

Stow – On Saturday June 11, Minuteman Airport, 302 Boxboro Rd., Stow, will be hosting an all-day family fun event from 9 a. m. to 10 p.m. Minuteman Airport Day is an opportunity for families to tour the airport, visit with pilots and their aircrafts and meet the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. There will be a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with local organic ice cream from “Ken & Gina.” Young Eagles will be offering free flights for kids ages 8-17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Family and friends recall Northbridge teen’s humor and compassion for others

May 31st, 2016

Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northbridge – Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and profound. In his nearly 16 years Jimmy attacked life with vigor, energy and enthusiasm.

‘Grease’ is theme for Corridor Nine annual meeting celebration

May 31st, 2016

The annual meeting sponsors pose for a photo with the “cast” of Grease (aka, the chamber’s officials and some of the Board of Directors). 
Photo/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography

Region – Nearly 200 business and community leaders attended the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce “Grease Inspired” annual meeting celebration breakfast held May 19 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston. The chamber honored six remarkable members, recognized members with significant milestone anniversaries as stakeholders of the organization, and introduced the newly elected officers and board of directors for 2016-17.

Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation receives Newton-Needham Chamber award

May 31st, 2016

(l )  Mark’s Moving attorney Justin Silverman, Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation founder Mark Silverman, and foundation directors Rachel Silverman and Nathaniel Silverman
Photo/submitted

Newton – Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation recently received the 2016 Green Initiative Award from the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, an honor given to innovative companies that provide environmentally sustainable services.

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