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YWCA Synchro-Maids take home first place in synchronized swimming championship

June 25th, 2017

Region – YWCA Central Massachusetts’s Sychro-Maids synchronized swimming team placed first in the New England Synchronized Swimming Association Regional Championships in the 12 and Under category May 21.

New playground opens at Westborough’s Bay State Commons

June 25th, 2017

Westborough – Despite threatening weather on the horizon, dozens of families helped celebrate the opening of Westborough’s Playground at the Commons with a ribbon cutting ceremony June 19.

Solomon Pond Mall hosts annual ‘Touch a Truck’ event

June 22nd, 2017

Roughly 1,300 children and their families clambered through cars and trucks at the Solomon Pond Mall’s “Touch a Truck” event June 3. The annual charity event raised money for Special Olympics Massachusetts and the Simon Youth Foundation.

Grafton-Valley Tech Boys Hockey Team welcomed at Statehouse

June 22nd, 2017

The Grafton-Valley Tech boys’ ice hockey team was welcomed to the Statehouse June 8 by Representative David K. Muradian Jr.

Andrew Swenson of Hudson to be remembered with concert

June 22nd, 2017

Hudson/Marlborough – Among the memories Hudson resident Zenaide “Zee” Swenson cherishes of living in a hospital with her son Andrew is his love for music. The nonprofit organization Andrew’s Helpful Hands (AHH) serves as a legacy for her son, who passed away of leukemia the day after his seventh birthday in 2002. His passions will be remembered Saturday, July 29, 4 p.m. to midnight, as AHH presents Andrew’s Memorial Jam at the Royal Plaza Trade Center in Marlborough.

‘The Longest Day’ to be held at Boroughs Family Branch of the YMCA Central Mass.

June 20th, 2017

Westborough – The Alzheimer’s Association annual “The Longest Day” will be commemorated Wednesday, June 21 at the Boroughs Family Branch of the YMCA Central Mass. June 21, the first day of summer, is also the longest day of the year. As such, the association holds this event as a way to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s […]

‘Dada’ looks back – a Father’s Day reflection

June 17th, 2017

By Jerry Callaghan It wasn’t that long ago.  It really wasn’t.  The kids were small and I was God.  They called me Dada but that’s not how they made me feel.  They really did make me feel like God.  I was everything to them.  A hug from me could “take away all their sad”.  A […]

Skinner to host auction featuring Gordon Lankton collection of African art

June 17th, 2017

Clinton – Skinner, Inc. will host an online auction from now until Friday, June 23 featuring works of African art from the collection of Gordon Lankton of Clinton, Mass. An engineer by profession, long-time CEO of a major plastic injection molding company and founder of the Museum of Russian Icons, Lankton is also a life-long collector. […]

Day of festivities celebrates Westborough’s 300th year

June 12th, 2017

Westborough – As part of the landmark year of celebrations, the Rotary Club of Westborough combined its 15th annual Westborough Spring Festival (WSF) with the Westborough 300th Anniversary Committee’s Family Fun Day. Numerous residents and guests enjoyed a full day of family-friendly activities June 10 at Chauncy Fields. Also, MassWildlife hosted an open house and gave fishing lessons at Sandra Pond.

Westborough author builds school for children in Africa

June 7th, 2017

Westborough – Westborough resident Jonathan Starr has been featured on CBS’s “60 Minutes” with Anderson Cooper. His story of building a successful nonprofit boarding school in one of Africa’s most unstable and remote countries has been touted on CNN and in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others.

Two of his greatest marks of success, however, happened in the past two weeks. First, on June 2, he stood in front of Worcester Academy’s Class of 2017 and gave the commencement address. Starr had graduated from the school in 1994.

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