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Shrewsbury Garden Club to present floral designing event

September 20th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Garden Club will present “An Evening with Danielson’s Florist”  Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Shrewsbury Public Library Meeting Room, 609 Main St. This floral designing event is free and open to the public.

Avidia donates $2,500 to Straight Ahead Ministries

September 20th, 2016

(l to r) Kim Perkins, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Danielle Gaudette, Westborough assistant branch manager of Avidia Bank; Sue Laperle, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Scott Larson, president of Straight Ahead Ministries; and Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank. Photo/submitted

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Straight Ahead Ministries of Worcester. This donation is for a Worcester Youth Re-entry Project. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Northborough’s 250th Committee to host finale dinner dance

September 20th, 2016


Northborough – Northborough’s year-long 250th anniversary celebration is coming to a close.  A finale dinner dance will be held Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Double Tree by Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tickets can be purchased on line through the Northborough Recreation Department at www.northboroughrecreation.com.  The cost is $50 […]

‘Ghosts in the Graveyard’ to be presented in Northborough

September 20th, 2016

The Northborough 250th Committee and the Northborough Historical Society will present “Ghosts in the Graveyard” Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Howard Street Cemetery from 7-9 p.m.

Marlborough officials announce investment in city’s parks and playgrounds

September 20th, 2016


Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant was joined Sept. 12 by state Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton), state Representative Danielle Gregoire, (D-Marlborough) and state Representative Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury) to announce renovations at two Marlborough playgrounds.

‘American Pickers’ to film in Massachusetts

September 17th, 2016

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, stars of “American Pickers" (Photo/submitted)

  Region – The team from the hit show “American Pickers” will be visiting Massachusetts this fall to film new episodes. The show’s two stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz, scour the nation searching for long-forgotten antiques and treasures. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them. […]

Applefest Street Fair and parade to be held Sunday, Sept. 18

September 17th, 2016

The Rotary Club of Northborough will host the popular Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 18. Photo/submitted

Northborough – The town-wide 2016 Applefest Celebration will culminate tomorrow, Sunday, Sept 18.

Dykema hosts seniors picnic

September 16th, 2016

Dykema (left) has hosted this picnic every year since taking office in 2009.

Region – Over 150 senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined State Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) for her annual Senior Picnic at the YMCA in Hopkinton Aug.  31. Mass. Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-5th District), and State Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) joined in the festivities with Dykema […]

Adult coloring – the latest trend in relaxation

September 15th, 2016

Enjoying adult coloring at the Marlborough Senior Center are (left to right) Donna Collett, Judy Jewett, and Janice McCracken. (Photo/submitted)

By Joan F. Simoneau, Community Reporter Region – Many parents and grandparents who have bought coloring books for children in the family through the years, encouraging them to sit quietly and color, are now enjoying the popular pastime as a solo activity or socially in a group. As part of the trend, the adult coloring […]

Local youth complete summer internship with McGovern

September 13th, 2016


Region – U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-2nd District) recently expressed his appreciation to the 27 Massachusetts residents who completed a summer internship in his Massachusetts district offices. “Each summer we are proud to welcome young people from across the district to serve in our offices in central and western Massachusetts,” McGovern said. “These internships are […]

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