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Swedish bakery offers breads, pastries, cakes from scratch

March 7th, 2016

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“We have Irish soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day, and then we will have special cakes for Easter, shaped like Easter eggs and Easter bunnies,” along with cookies decorated with the holiday themes, said Jon Lundstrom, owner of the Worcester bakery his father started in 1960. Crown is a full-service bakery, offering a wide range of pastries, breads, Swedish specialty items and cakes for all occasions, all made right in the store.

Algonquin Girls Basketball Playoff Run Shut Down by Natick

March 7th, 2016

Algonquin’s Rachel McMenemy keeps the ball away from Natick defenders

Worcester – The Algonquin Regional High School girls’ basketball season came to an end as they fell to Natick High School by a score of 52-42 in a Central Mass Division 1 Semi-final matchup played Sunday, March 6, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Algonquin had advanced to the semi-finals by defeating Worcester South and Worcester North in earlier playoff rounds.

Vin Bin Academy announces winter/spring classes

March 1st, 2016

Vin Bin Academy Director Marianne Haldoupis prepares for class in Southborough.

Region – The Vin Bin Academy has announced its new classes and seminars for the coming winter and spring semester. The academy is sponsored by The Vin Bin, a local wine, cheese, gourmet food and cafe with locations in Marlborough, Southborough and Hopkinton.

Roofing contractor offers alternative roof products

March 1st, 2016

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“I do re-roofs of homes and new roofs. We do a lot of snow and ice dam removal in the wintertime, and we clean gutters,” said Jim Dayotas, who has owned J&K Roofing in West Boylston since 2000.

J&K serves customers primarily in Shrewsbury, Northborough, Westborough, Grafton, Boylston and adjacent towns.

VNA seeks hospice volunteers

February 19th, 2016

Region – VNA Hospice Care, a non-profit organization serving patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, is seeking hospice volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite time for family members. Volunteers are men and women who come from diverse backgrounds and range in age from 20s to 80s; the common bond is a desire […]

Belly dancers to perform rescheduled show March 12

February 19th, 2016

Gypsy Moon Dance Company


Region – This unseasonably mild winter was interrupted Jan. 23 with a snowstorm causing the Gypsy Moon Dance Company to reschedule its show. “Gypsy Soul,” an evening of belly and Middle Eastern fusion dance, will be presented Saturday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Maironis Park Banquet Hall, 52 S. Quinsigamond Ave. in Shrewsbury.

Avidia donates to Old Sturbridge Village

February 15th, 2016

(l to r) Gargi Dutta Roy, Shrewsbury assistant branch manager of Avidia Bank; Stephanie Luz, Shrewsbury AVP market manager of Avidia Bank; Anne McBride, associate director of development of Old Sturbridge Village; and Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Old Sturbridge Village. This donation will help for an education outreach project.

February is Heart Health Month

February 15th, 2016

Dr. Cynthia Ennis in her office in the UMass hospital urges women to pay more attention to heart disease. 

Worcester – Dr. Cynthia Ennis, a cardiologist and electrophysiologist at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, is the founder and director of the Women’s Heart Health Program. Ennis grew up in Shrewsbury and currently lives with her husband and three children in Westborough.

She is passionate about spreading the message that women need more information and resources in regard to heart problems.

Monday’s storm will bring snow throughout day

February 7th, 2016

The approaching storm is going to be the real deal for much of southern New England. Here is a link to the National Weather Service Office in Taunton where you can get their take of what is on the way: http://www.weather.gov/box/ Plymouth County, the Cape and Islands are now under a Blizzard Warning; much of central and eastern Massachusetts not in the blizzard zone is under a Winter Storm Warning and most of the rest of the state is under a Winter Storm Advisory.

Avidia donates to Birthday Wishes

February 2nd, 2016

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Tammy Reagan, central Mass. regional coordinator of Birthday Wishes, Inc.; Lisa Vasiloff, executive director of Birthday Wishes, Inc.; and David Morticelli, AVP market manager of Marlborough Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Birthday Wishes, Inc., a Boston-based organization. This donation will help to celebrate birthdays for children in homeless shelters. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

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