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Sharing a sweet visit with Santa

December 15th, 2016

The Erickson siblings – Joshua, 9, and Jadeira, 7 – get a chocolate pop from Santa Claus at Colonial Candies in Bolton. Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Region – Visitors to Colonial Candies at 47 Sugar Rd. in Bolton are now greeted outdoors with several seasonal-themed inflatables including snowmen, a decorated tree, the Grinch and Mickey Mouse wearing holiday gear.

Central One Federal Credit Union to enhance online presence with new website

December 14th, 2016

Region – Central One Federal Credit Union will be launching a new and improved website in January. The website address is www.centralfcu.com. The new website will feature a cleaner, more contemporary look, along with a new menu and more intuitive navigation than its predecessor. “We are excited about the new and improved website. A lot of […]

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church holds Living Nativity Dec. 17

December 14th, 2016

A scene from the Living Nativity at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Photo/submitted

Westborough – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Westborough, will hold its fifth annual Living Nativity Saturday, Dec. 17, in the church’s parking lot at 3 John St. at 6 p.m. The show will include a reenactment of the story of the birth of Jesus 2000 years ago by live actors and animals, accompanied by carols and […]

Westborough to participate in ‘Goods for Guns’ program

December 9th, 2016

Westborough – Westborough will again join with the Worcester Police Department and UMass Memorial Health Care in their annual “Goods for Guns” buyback program Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Worcester Police Department headquarters, 911 Lincoln Square. Westborough residents may bring guns to Worcester in exchange for gift cards ranging from […]

Shrewsbury Historical Society to host presentation on Old Sturbridge Village

December 9th, 2016

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Historical Society, 17 Church Road, presents “Even a Small House is a Big Project” by Master Carpenter Tom Kelleher Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Although early American families were generally much larger than households are today, their homes were usually much smaller. Most of these early “tiny houses,” no longer […]

Hundredth Town Chorus seeks female singers

December 8th, 2016

Region – The Hundredth Town Chorus (HTC) will begin its fall session Wednesday, Jan. 4, and is searching for new female singers to join. There is a need for new voices of all ages and in all parts. No auditions are required. Rehearsals run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Congregation B’nai Shalom, 117 E. Main St., Westborough. The chorus is not […]

‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed in Hudson with artists from Boston Ballet

December 8th, 2016

Sabi Varga. Photos/submitted

Hudson – Anaïs Chalendard and Sabi Varga, both professional dancers with Boston Ballet, will come to Hudson to perform as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in Symphony Pro Musica and MetroWest Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” Saturday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3:30 p.m., at Hudson High School, […]

Friends of the Ashland Library hold year-end membership drive

December 7th, 2016

Ashland – Friends of the Ashland Public Library is holding a membership drive through Dec. 31 to support educational and cultural programming in downtown Ashland. The nonprofit organization provides high-quality, diverse programs, ranging from musicians to films to art classes. The Friends rely on funding from their quarterly book and cupcake sales, grants and individual […]

Marlborough Historical Society presents ‘Christmas at the Farm 1916’

December 1st, 2016

Marlborough – Travel back in time 100 years for the Marlborough Historical Society’s “Christmas at the Farm 1916” Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Peter Rice Homestead, 377 Elm St. There will be period-appropriate costumes, decorations and refreshments, as well as vintage articles and interesting facts about what was going on in Marlborough […]

Annual toy drive to benefit local families

December 1st, 2016

Volunteers hold donated toys to be distributed to needy children. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – The 12th annual Holiday Toy Collection benefiting needy families served by Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services and the Worcester County Department of Children & Families, will accept new, non-violent toys through Friday, Dec. 9. Toys may be dropped off at the following Shrewsbury locations: Gymnastics Learning Center, 574 Lake St.; Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Ave.; […]

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