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Southborough – The Southborough Rotary Club is sponsoring “Wine Down,” an evening of wine, dessert and music, Friday, June 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., to benefit Colonial Gardens senior housing community. The event takes place at at St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Rd. Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase a generator [...]
Southborough- Fit Studio 28 of Westborough will host a 5K run/walk to benefit the One Fund, the charity created for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families, Sunday, June 9 at 9 a.m. at the Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Road. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $25. The event will [...]
Southborough/Westborough – The Southborough Senior Songsters transported audiences on a musical trip down memory lane with “The ’40s Hit Parade,” presented April 26 and 28 at the Southborough Senior Center. Featuring 35 singers ages 60 to 91, the musical-comedy revue was produced and directed by Jim and Linda Duncan, of Westborough.
Southborough – Southborough resident Donna McDaniel was named an Unsung Heroine at a ceremony April 29 at the Massachusetts Statehouse. She has displayed the virtues of community service through varied careers including teacher, historical author, local journalist and public information coordinator for the State Department of Revenue. In 1978, McDaniel was the first woman elected selectman in Southborough.
The ceremony is presented annually by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the commonwealth to full equality. This year, 83 women were recognized.
Southborough – With Memorial Day just weeks away, people’s thoughts are filled with barbecues, pool parties and the start of summer. But for many local families, Memorial Day has a much deeper meaning as it is a time to remember the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in the military.
One local mother has made remembering the troops a top priority.
Southborough – Shannon Healey, a sophomore at Boston College, and a resident of Southborough, will be representing the Boston College Women’s rowing team in Vietnam this summer with the program, “Coach for College.” Coach for College is a service learning program that brings together US student-athletes and Vietnamese university students to teach academics, sports and [...]
Southborough – Beauty and talent were on display recently at the Southborough Library when the Southborough Gardeners Club held its “Art in Bloom” exhibit.
Southborough – Mary Finn School physical education teacher Tom McCabe and Trottier Middle School physical education teacher Steve Felo have been friends and colleagues for the past 11 years. McCabe takes a personal interest in his young students, helping them to develop the skills, knowledge and desire to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity. At Trottier, Felo does the same. McCabe and Felo have enjoyed getting to know their students, watching them grow and mature as they make their way from Finn to Woodward to Neary and on to Trottier.
Southborough – Last week the Community Advocate profiled Jim Richardson who was running in yesterday’s Boston Marathon to raise funds for neuroblastoma cancer research in honor of his friend’s young son. (http://www.communityadvocate.com/2013/04/12/1156/). Richardson reports that he had nearly made it to the finish line in Boston when he learned the race was being stopped due to two bombs going off. Here is his first-hand account -
It was a great day to run the marathon until I learned about the tragic events at the finish line. I was having some cramping in my legs so my pace was a little slower than usual. However, even without any cramps I would have had to substantially beat my PR (4:24) to be at the finish line when at the time the bombs exploded.
Southborough – St. Anne Church, 20 Boston Post Rd. , Southborough, will hold a “Bicycle Recycle Day” Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents of all area towns are welcome to drop off unwanted bicycles at the church. Many of the bikes will go to Ghana to be used for transportation. Bicycles will [...]