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Assabet Valley staff bowls for dollars

January 8th, 2014

Assabet Valley staff members enjoy a fundraising event at the AMF Lanes in Shrewsbury. (Photo/submitted)

Region – When one of their own was diagnosed with cancer, the staff at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School rallied to offer support in several ways. Initially, staff members were urged to send a flurry of cards and letters of encouragement. More recently, a bowling fundraiser was held at the Shrewsbury AMF Lanes. Sixty-three [...]

Assabet Valley Tech Enjoyed Exhibit/Admissions Night

January 8th, 2014

Senior P.J.Sanders of Clinton prepares food in the Culinary Arts Department for Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s Exhibit/Admissions Night. (Photo/submitted)

Region – Hundreds of local eighth-grade students and their families recently visited Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School (AVRTHS) for the annual Exhibit/Admissions Night. As they came through the front doors, they were greeted by Principal Mark Hollick handing out programs for the evening. “We really enjoy opening up the school for an evening event [...]

Region looks forward to (brief) reprieve from bitter cold

January 4th, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region – Following a beautiful mid winter day today, clouds will increase later tonight.  Skies will become overcast by about dawn tomorrow, and tonight will be nowhere as cold as last night was.  Low temperatures will go no lower than the low to mid 20s overnight, some 35 to 45 degrees warmer than [...]

Storm recap

January 3rd, 2014

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By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist In the wake of the storm that produced blizzard conditions along the Massachusetts coast we will be targeted by some of the coldest air seen in this region in years.  After a cold day today with temperatures in the teens, local temperatures tomorrow morning could range from -5 to [...]

Public schools closed Friday, Jan. 3

January 2nd, 2014

Region – All public school districts in the direct CA readership area (Assabet Valley, Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough) have announced they are closed tomorrow, FRIDAY, Jan. 3.

Dangerous cold weather to hit region

January 1st, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region – The storm appears to be pretty much on target for what I expected a few days ago.  While not delivering a blockbuster snowfall, the combination of 8 to 12 inches of snow, strong northeast winds and very low temperatures will make this a memorable storm.  To simplify my [...]

Region braces for snow, frigid temps

January 1st, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region – New Year’s Day will see increasing cloudiness and continued cold, with high temperatures struggling to make it into the low teens.  Snow flurries can be expected from mid afternoon on.  Wednesday night will see continuous light snow develop after midnight with temperatures around 5 degrees.  Thursday will [...]

Cancer survivors strengthen their bodies and minds at Boroughs Y

December 31st, 2013

Christine Salovardos leads a class of LIVESTRONG at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Region – Launched nationally in 2008, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA began in April 2013 at the Boroughs Family Branch YMCA in Westborough. A collaboration between the YMCA of the USA and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, it’s a physical and wellbeing initiative that helps participants affected by cancer strengthen their bodies and minds. Overseeing the program locally is Wellness Director Christine Salovardos.

Wishing all our friends a Happy and Healthy 2014!

December 31st, 2013

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Region – The start of a new year is always exciting, filled with anticipation and possibilities. This year we have another reason to look forward to 2014 – the Community Advocate will be celebrating its 40th anniversary! As such, we are committed more than ever to bring our readers the best news, sports, business and [...]

New theater company features local performers in ‘Annie’

December 28th, 2013

Isabella Binici, 11, of Westborough is playing the title role in “Annie: the Musical.” (Photo/submitted)

Region – A new theater company is preparing its first major production with a cast of 26 performers from 14 communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Southborough, and Westborough. They’re rehearsing in Sterling; the show will be staged in Worcester; and the theater group was co-founded by Kelly and John Bubello of Leominster.







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