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Fourth annual comedy show to benefit the ARC

January 23rd, 2014

Region – The Fourth Annual Comedy Night, featuring the area’s most popular and talented comedians will be held Friday, Feb. 21 at the Portuguese Club, 13 Port St., Hudson, as a fundraiser for the Addiction Referral Center (ARC) of Marlborough.  The event also includes music, refreshments, raffles and prizes. Thelma Sibley and Marie Cheetham, co-chairs [...]

Women of Note will deliver singing valentines

January 23rd, 2014

Women of Note electrify the stage with four-part a cappella harmony.

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Region – For those in search of a unique way to express their feelings to someone special, a quartet from Women of Note (WON) can deliver a singing valentine Friday, Feb. 14, or Saturday, Feb. 15, throughout central or eastern Massachusetts. The annual fundraiser benefits the nonprofit a cappella chorus, which is based in Hudson with 26 active members from 22 communities including Hudson, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury and Westborough.

Hopkinton Public Library Foundation chosen to receive $5,000 grant

January 22nd, 2014

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Hopkinton – Hopkinton Public Library Foundation (HPLF) has been awarded $5,000 by Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a new program that lets Staples associates direct donations. Hopkinton resident, Rob Ajemian, nominated HPLF for the grant as part of a program that allows Staples associates to direct funding to non-profit organizations [...]

Region prepares for snow, bitter cold

January 21st, 2014

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It looks as though earlier forecasts are on track, requiring little or no modification at this time. Southern New England will experience a strong to severe winter weather event, featuring heavy snow, strong winds and biting cold temperatures. The storm track continues to look like it will take this disturbance off to the northeast from the mid-Atlantic coast where it will pass in the vicinity of the “Benchmark” (a reference point in the ocean to the southeast of Nantucket Island located at 70 degrees west and 40 degrees north). This is a track that is favorable for a major snowstorm in southern New England, and this situation should be no exception. The National Weather Service has issued a “Blizzard Warning” for southeast Massachusetts including the Cape and the Islands for Tuesday afternoon through much of Wednesday afternoon. A “Winter Storm Warning” has been issued from the Springfield area eastward to the area under the Blizzard Warning. A “Winter Storm Watch” has been issued for the area to the west of the Winter Storm Warning area.

Enjoy the nice weather…for now

January 15th, 2014

By James M. Arnold, Weather Specialist Region – This is an unusual message from me because it deals with a longer range outlook than I am really comfortable with.  The context that I write these alerts within is centered around potential weather events that the Emergency Management community would be interested in, to that end, if I [...]

Family network introduces offsite playgroups in region

January 15th, 2014

Hansika Kancharca, 2, sings and dances during a playgroup offered by the Together We Can Family Network at the Shrewsbury Public Library. (Photo/Ed Karvoski Jr.)

Region – Entering its fifth year, the Together We Can Family Network (TWCFN) continues to invite families with children up to age 8 to free playgroups and other activities at its Marlborough facility. Now, TWCFN is in the process of adding weekly playgroups for families with children up to age 6 in each of the nine communities it serves: Berlin, Boylston, Hudson, Leicester, Marlborough, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Southborough, and Westborough.

New Leadership at Assabet After Dark

January 8th, 2014

Carolyn Madzar, the new director of continuing education at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High, is taking over the helm of the Assabet After Dark program. (Photo/submitted)

Region – As the new head of Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School’s successful evening program, Assabet After Dark, Carolyn Madzar is taking on a new challenge. “I’m learning as I go, and have been to some marketing seminars to help me reach our communities a little better in this age of advancing technology,” Madzar [...]

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 [...]

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