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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 […]

Hudson High junior plans 2,900-mile ride to raise awareness of adaptive sports

September 13th, 2016

Owen Anketell rests in his handcycle on a bridge in New Hampshire. Photo/submitted

Hudson – Hudson High School junior Owen Anketell, an athlete and adaptive sports advocate, is less than a year away from the start of a 2,900-mile bike ride to raise awareness of athletes with disabilities and the opportunities that adaptive sports provide.

Blood drive to be held in honor of local girls

September 13th, 2016

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Westborough – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Congregational Church of Westboro on Monday, Sept. 19, in honor of two local girls who have battled cancer. The event will be held from 2-8 p.m. at the church’s 57 West Main St., Westborough location. Corinne Sciarappa of Westborough was diagnosed with […]

Find fascinating fall fungi

September 13th, 2016

Mycologist Larry Millman. Photo/submitted

Westborough – The Westborough Community Land Trust invites the public to discover mushrooms and other fall fungi on a walk with mycologist Larry Millman Sunday, Sept. 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Millman is the author of “Fascinating Fungi of New England,” the first-ever guidebook devoted exclusively to New England species. He will focus […]

Forum on Climate Change to be held at Southborough Library

September 13th, 2016

Southborough – A forum on climate change, “Planning for Climate Change: State and Federal Issues” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 7-8:15 p.m., at the Southborough Library, 25 Main St. Guest speaker George Bachrach, president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts, will discuss what is being done to preserve and sustain the environment and […]

‘American Pickers’ to film in Massachusetts

September 13th, 2016

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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. The […]

Fifth golf tourney to benefit Sweats for Vets’ sixth season

September 13th, 2016

Matthew Finnegan and Mark Vital at Finnegan’s Pub in Hudson. Photo/submitted

Region – Christmas spirit begins early for Mark Vital of Marlborough, president and founder of Sweats for Vets. The nonprofit organization gives New England sports team sweatshirts as holiday presents to homeless military veterans.

Around the world with Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade

September 12th, 2016

The Allen family’s boat celebrates the Summer Olympics host city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

Region – Reflecting this year’s theme of “Around the World,” the annual Lake Quinsigamond Boat Parade displayed an international flair with nine entries Sept. 10.

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