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First responders raise money for charity at ‘Heroes Cup’

April 27th, 2017

Marlborough – Nearly 1,000 first responders from the U.S. and Canada raised money for charity during the recent Heroes Cup hockey tournament held at the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough from April 21-23.

The brainchild of Sudbury firefighter Mike Matros, the tournament and its organizers partnered with the Last Call Foundation to donate 25 percent of its fundraising to the charity. In addition to the Last Call Foundation, teams then selected individual charities to represent. Organizers donated sections of the remaining money to those charities at the end of the tournament.

St. John’s tops Shrewsbury in extra innings

April 25th, 2017

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s Pioneers baseball team defeated their cross-town rival Shrewsbury Colonials 2-1 in a game that stretched to 9 innings. The game was played April 23 at Pioneer Field on the St. John’s campus.

Apple Tree Arts hosts Masquerade Gala

April 18th, 2017

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts hosted a Masquerade Gala event celebrating the unmasking of the Great Hall as a performance arts venue at the Grafton Town House April 8. More than 100 friends and supporters enjoyed an evening of live music and performances, dancing, socializing and eating delicious hors ‘d’oeuvres. Apple Tree Arts provides early […]

Southborough’s art on the trails

April 18th, 2017

Southborough – If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it, does it make a sound? If art is installed in the woods, does it make an impact?

The organizers of Southborough’s “Finding Solace in the Woods” believe that the answer is yes.

Westborough’s 1717 Shoppe features local artists

April 12th, 2017

Westborough – John Hayes-Nikas, who taught visual arts at Westborough High School for 31 years, has assembled a gallery show featuring work by nine talented artists who all live in Westborough. Between now and Saturday, April 29, the show will be on display at the Westborough’s 300th Anniversary Committee’s 1717 Shoppe, located at 18 Lyman St. (Westborough Shopping Center).

The end of another era

April 6th, 2017

Shrewsbury – A decaying sign at the Edgemere Drive-In keeps watch over a large parcel of land on Route 20. The property, which has long been vacant, is being considered for development, including a Market Basket grocery store, a restaurant, 298 apartments, and 18 town houses.  Shrewsbury voters at the Monday, May 15 Annual Town […]

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation donates to Fresh Start

April 5th, 2017

Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation awarded the Fresh Start Furniture Program a $3,500 grant to support their efforts in providing furniture and household goods to people in need. Fresh Start Furniture Bank is a 100 percent volunteer-based furniture bank located in Hudson, Mass. Founded in 2013 under the name Touchstone Furniture Depot, the […]

Westborough demolition in process

April 4th, 2017

Westborough – Crews are demolishing an old home on East Main Street this morning. Prior to the demolition, a team from the Westborough Fire Department was allowed to use it for practice drills. Photo/David Bagdon

Prom-A-Palooza Boutique to be at Westborough Public Library April 1

March 24th, 2017

Westborough – Teens looking for a formal dress for a special occasion such as prom, senior ball, or graduation, are invited to come to the Prom-A-Palooza Boutique Saturday, April 1, from 1-3 p.m. at the Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St. For a $5 entrance fee, girls can select, for free, a dress from […]

Shrewsbury boys’ hockey wins Division 3 title

March 13th, 2017

Shrewsbury – Having been snake bitten in each of the past two seasons with one-goal playoff losses – including a painful overtime shootout to eventual state-finalist Algonquin Regional High School in 2016 – there was overt determination that no allowance of a ‘three-peat’ would occur for the top-seed Shrewsbury High School hockey team.

The undefeated and spirited Colonials took to the ice at Fitchburg’s jam-packed Wallace Civic Center March 12 looking to reverse their recent playoff misfortunes and did just that quite handily with a 4-1 victory over second-seed Wachusett Regional High School in the Central Mass. Division 3 Tournament. Shrewsbury (21-0-1) moved on to face Western champion Westfield High School (17-5) March 15 at Springfield’s MassMutual Center in a state semifinal.

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