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MRCC hosts ‘Women at Lunch’ networking event

January 20th, 2017

Linda Vissat, MRCC membership director;  Liz Geller, teacher, Cottage Children’s Center, Inc.; Marley Couchon, Cottage Children’s Center, Inc.; and Susanne Morreale Leeber, MRCC president and CEO
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – Nearly 30 local businesswomen gathered for a networking luncheon Jan. 18 at the Olive Garden at Solomon Pond Mall. The event, “Women at Lunch,” was hosted by the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC).

A time of change

January 19th, 2017


Region – After eight years, it is time for the country to bid farewell to President Barack Obama and welcome in a new chief executive, Donald Trump. The billionaire businessman won the election by tapping into a restlessness and anger that many voters, particularly in the middle of the country, felt. Trump has promised to […]

Craftworks owner seeks information on theft

January 18th, 2017

The stolen jacket

Northborough – Ande Lockwood, the owner of Craftworks, 243 West Main St., is asking the public’s help as she seeks information on the theft of a handmade “kimono” style jacket from her store on Monday, Jan. 16. Lockwood described the knit jacket as a “Noro Silk Garden multi striped kimono style” jacket. “We had it […]

Shrewsbury hosts Mid-Wach track meet

January 15th, 2017

Marlborough’s Kim Konar and Nashoba’s Makaisha Gonzalez race in the 55 meter hurdles.

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury High School hosted six schools for a Midland-Wachusett League Indoor Track meet Jan. 11. This was a dual meet where schools were paired against each other for scoring purposes.

Westborough ‘kicks off’ 300th anniversary year in style

January 10th, 2017

(front, l to r) State representatives Carolyn Dykema, Danielle Gregoire and Hannah Kane, 300th Anniversary Committee co-chairs Reene Hatherley and Deb Schradieck; (back) State Sen. Jamie Eldridge 
Photo/courtesy Jim Hatherley

Westborough – This year, the town of Westborough will celebrate its 300th anniversary. And to commemorate this special milestone, a number of events are planned, such as a parade and gala. But first, residents gathered to attend a “Wine and Cheese Kickoff” at the 1717 Shoppe located in the Westborough Shopping Plaza.

Shrewsbury boys’ basketball rolls over Burncoat

January 3rd, 2017

Shrewsbury’s Nathan McGregor is fouled as he attempts to shoot while being defended by Burncoat’s  Justin Mange (#23) and Travon Williams (#0).

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury High School Colonials boys’ basketball team easily defeated the Burncoat High School Patriots by a score of 61-31 in a game played Jan. 2.

Chabad lights menorah at Shrewsbury Town Common

January 2nd, 2017

Shrewsbury Selectman John Lebeaux lights the candles.

By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – On the last night of Chanukah, Saturday, Dec. 31, about 40 people gathered to light a nine-foot tall menorah at the Shrewsbury Town Common. This annual public menorah lighting and Chanukah celebration was sponsored by the Chabad of Westborough. State Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) attended with her […]

St. John’s holds on to win annual Laska tournament

January 2nd, 2017

St. John’s Bobby Duquette looks to maneuver around Wachusett’s Sam Dion.

Shrewsbury / Worcester — That the Annual Laska Yuletide Invitational Tournament held at Worcester’s Assumption College is hugely special for the St. John’s High School varsity basketball team is virtually indisputable. The Pioneers have been participants for each of the 12 years since inception and have won it all seven times.

Christmas comes early for one young man thanks to car enthusiasts

December 28th, 2016

James Nifong (far right), with his family and some of those who helped restore an MGB for him as a surprise Christmas present
Photo/courtesy Elizabeth Barry, Bits & Bridles Photography

Region- Like many young men, James Nifong of Sudbury loves cars. In his case, it is the two-door British sports car MGBs. In fact, by carefully saving his money, he was able to purchase his first one two years ago when he was only 15.

The car was a real “fixer-upper.” Realizing he needed help in how to fix the car as well as actual hands on assistance he reached out to authorities on this car – the Boston Area MG Club (BAMG) – for advice. The car enthusiasts were delighted to help the young man.

Littles and Bigs celebrate a special bond

December 16th, 2016

Jeffrey Swanberg with his Little, Sean

Westborough – The holidays got off to an early start as over 100 children and adults gathered at the Westborough High School Dec. 10 to enjoy the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Central Mass./Metrowest (BBBSCM) program’s Christmas party.

Nearly 50 kids – “the Littles” – along with their adult mentors – the “Bigs” – attended the event. Approximately 25 kids who are not yet matched up were also invited to attend, along with an equal number of adults who agreed to be a match for the day so that each child would feel comfortable and welcomed.

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