July 5th, 2014
Hudson – Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada, announced his final campaign after a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 2011, he launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) led by his primary care physician Dr. Robert Brown.
July 1st, 2014
Shrewsbury – Sam Belinsky had just returned from his trip to New Jersey, where he participated in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Summer Games. The 20-year-old Shrewsbury resident was tired but triumphant. He had come in second place in his weight class and had been awarded four silver medals, one for each lift: squat, bench, deadlift, and one for overall accumulated weight.
June 22nd, 2014
Northborough – New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski met with fans at Wegmans June 18.
The event, sponsored by Wegmans and BodyArmour SuperDrink, allowed fans to get their photos taken and chat with the man they call “Gronk.” The money raised from the event will go towards the Gronk Nation Youth Foundation.
June 20th, 2014
Northborough – The Algonquin Regional High School varsity girl’s rugby team won their fourth consecutive state championship with a 17-5 victory over rival Berkshire, at a match played at Fort Devens May 24, capping off an undefeated season. This achievement marks the first time an Algonquin sports team has won four consecutive state titles.
June 18th, 2014
Northborough – Jeffrey Lamothe took first place in the 11- to 12-year-old age group at Major League Baseball’s “Pitch, Hit and Run” Team Championship held at Fenway Park May 31. He is now waiting to see if he scored high enough to qualify for the National Finals, which will be held in July as part of MLB’s All-Star Week activities. The finalists receive an all-expense paid trip to the All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Min., where they will participate in numerous activities, including shagging fly balls during the Home Run Derby.
June 18th, 2014
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC) will be participating in “The World’s Largest Swim Lesson” Friday, June 20, from 11 – 11:30 a.m. Join swim professionals across the nation as they teach this lesson as a way to build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim confidently. This event is [...]
June 16th, 2014
Marlborough – On June 27, Special Olympics Massachusetts will kick off the summer with their first Friday 5K of the season.
June 5th, 2014
Shrewsbury – Olivia Zona, 14, of Shrewsbury recently competed in the Region 6 gymnastics competition in Springfield. Region 6 includes all six New England states and New York. Zona competed in all four events at the regional gymnastics meet, placing second all-around including a first-place finish in the floor exercise with a score of 9.55. Zona [...]
June 5th, 2014
Region – Wearing camouflage, the Shrewsbury High School lacrosse team played against Wachusett Regional High School [WRHS] in a benefit game called Camo Night May 8 at WRHS’s turf field. Together, the two teams raised $1,165 for Project New Hope.
May 30th, 2014
Northborough/Southborough – For Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) junior Jonny Manousaridis, soccer is more than just a game. It is a lifestyle, a way of life. It is on the soccer field that the rising ARHS soccer captain affects the lives of Special Olympic athletes on Saturday afternoons.