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300-plus relatives gather for family reunion

August 20th, 2014

The Girard siblings (l to r): Gloria Lundy, 85; Therese Gusha, 89;  Raymond, 94;  Doris  McManus, 83;  and Gertrude, 92. 
The siblings are 5 of the 15 Girard children of

Shrewsbury – Over 300 members of the extended Girard clan recently gathered for a family reunion held at the Scandinavian Athletic Club Park.

Third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic raises $40,500

August 20th, 2014

State Rep. Matt Beaton presents a check for $13,500 each to representatives of three charities (l to r) Terry Cassidy, executive director of Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services; Elaine LeBlanc, director, and JoAnn Keegan, the food bank manager of St. Anne’s Human Services; and Wendy Mickel, treasurer of the Westborough Food Pantry.

Held Aug. 18 at the Haven Country Club in Boylston, the third annual Beaton Charity Golf Classic concluded with a 19th-Hole Reception, sponsored by Central One Federal Credit Union.

Friends in Northborough rally to help 6-year-old leukemia patient

August 18th, 2014

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Northborough – A fundraiser to support 6-year-old Northborough resident Christian Campero in his fight against leukemia will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 402 W. Main St. The family event will feature entertainment by the Superstars’ DJ Russell Lesman, raffles, a silent auction, appetizers and desserts along with a cash bar. The price of admission is $10. Friends of the Campero family have organized the party to help defray the cost of medical bills.

Local couple celebrates 75th wedding anniversary

August 13th, 2014

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Hudson/Northborough – In a day and age where nearly half of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, a local couple have truly been the exception to that statistic. This year, on Aug. 5, Walter and Phyllis Munyon celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary.

The couple was married in St. Luke’s Church in Hudson in 1939 just before the United States became involved in WWII. In 1941 they moved from Hudson to Berlin.

Youth Fest to promote healthful, drug-free living

August 8th, 2014

Hudson YSAP Youth Workgroup members and event volunteers (From L to R): Leia Owen, Buren Andrews, Mikenna Doherty, Sammy Myette, Vini Bulhoes, Patrick Reynolds, and Kennedy Prashaw.

Hudson – Living and enjoying a healthful, drug-free life is a strong message being conveyed to Hudson youths and will be demonstrated to all who attend the Youth Fest Saturday, Sept. 6, at Wood Park. The special event, sponsored by the Hudson Youth Substance Abuse Prevention (YSAP) Coalition, will feature youth bands, dance performances, and other positive examples of self-expression that contribute to healthy decision-making.

Northborough grandmother goes ‘over the edge’ for Special Olympics

August 7th, 2014

Sara MacLean waves as she rappels down the side of the Hyatt Regency in Boston. (Photo/submitted)

Northborough – As a licensed pilot, Sara MacLean flies her family’s Cesna 182 single-engine airplane several times a week out of Worcester. Heights don’t bother her. The mother of three children and grandmother of five, she is the director of student services for the company

Busy K-9 unit’s ‘Kaiser’ helps keep city safe

August 6th, 2014

Marlborough Police Department K-9 Kaiser
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Marlborough – Following three years of research, networking, demonstrating a need for a K-9 unit, and steady pursuit of grants to support the program, the Marlborough Police Department has successfully established a working, active K-9 unit to assist them in protecting residents of the city.

In announcing the program to the City Council last summer, Mayor Arthur Vigeant commended Police Chief Mark F. Leonard for “his dogged pursuit” of funding which was initiated when a $25,000 grant was received from the Stanton Foundation.

Soccer club helps players reach their potential

August 5th, 2014

Jason Braga, (far right) with some of his fellow New England Futbol Club coaches. 
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Region – For many area kids, playing recreational sports such as soccer, baseball or hockey is an integral part of growing up. Although most towns still subsidize their school programs, more advanced players are usually on their own and for many, it is a luxury they cannot afford.

Jason Braga, who grew up in Hudson, thinks all kids should have the chance to participate, no matter what their financial circumstances.

Over 1,000 support inaugural 5K in Hudson for UMass ALS Cellucci Fund

August 4th, 2014

Paul and Jan Cellucci’s grandson, Rhys Adams, 7, announces the start of the race.

Hudson – Elected officials on both sides of the aisle united Aug. 2 at the Hudson-Concord Elks Lodge 959 to support the final campaign of Argeo Paul Cellucci, former Massachusetts governor and ambassador to Canada. They were among the runners and walkers who travelled a 5K route in his hometown for the inaugural Gov. Cellucci Tribute Road Race.

After a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Cellucci launched the UMass ALS Champion Fund in 2011. ALS took his life at age 65 in 2013 and his renamed campaign continues as the UMass ALS Cellucci Fund. Over 1,000 supporters registered for this fundraiser.

The ‘Dog Days’ of August through the ages

July 31st, 2014

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Marlborough – Spring and summer are always so welcome here in New England after the winter months; however August can bring some unbearably hot days. The community of Marlborough not only has Fort Meadow to help bring some relief from the heat but we are located reasonable distances from other recreational areas. Over the years the population has benefited from these advantages.

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