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Carnival returns to Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend

September 1st, 2014

Matheus, 6, and Maya, 5, spin in a teacup.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – After a hiatus of over 20 years, a carnival returned as part of Marlborough’s Labor Day weekend from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 on S. Bolton Street between Granger Boulevard and Main Street. Cushing Amusements provided kiddie and thrill rides, games with prizes, and fun food including [...]

Marlborough church hosts ninth Grecian Festival

September 1st, 2014

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Marlborough – Heather Demos (left) and Katherine Lazouras, 7 (right), join a member of the dance troupe “Greek Pride of Rhode Island” after their performance Aug. 30, the first of the three-day ninth annual Grecian Festival held on the grounds of Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church. Among the selections on an extensive menu prepared by [...]

Friess attains rank of Eagle Scout with Whitcomb School project

September 1st, 2014

Justin Friess shows off one of the four tables he and his team made for his Eagle Scout service project at the Whitcomb Middle School. 
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Marlborough – Justin Friess, 17, from Boy Scout Troop 2, recently completed his service project to earn the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest honor.

Friess, along with members of his troop, his family and friends, built four hexagon shaped picnic tables for the courtyard of the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School. The crew also did some landscaping and painted the Marlborough Panthers “paw” logo at the area.

Sampling Marlborough’s good tastes

August 27th, 2014

The Jesse Fontaine Trio performs for guests outside of Fish Restaurant & Food Bar.

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The seventh annual Taste of Marlborough was presented downtown Aug. 25 by Old Marlborough, Inc. Musicians provided live entertainment at several venues while guests sampled food and desserts from over 25 eateries. The Community Advocate was a media sponsor. Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

Applefest Committee announces Arthur Cole as grand marshal

August 26th, 2014

Arthur Cole
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Northborough – The Applefest Committee recently announced that longtime Northborough resident Arthur Cole will serve as grand marshal in this year’s festivities taking place Sept. 19-21. Many local residents nominated Cole due to his outstanding work on the Northborough Trails Committee as well as his more than 20 years of involvement in Northborough town government.

Northborough Rotary honors Vickie Killeen

August 26th, 2014

Rotarian George Pember (l) and Rotary President Chuck Frankian present Vickie Killeen with the “Pride in Workmanship Award.”
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Northborough – Each year, the Rotary Club of Northborough honors a deserving person with its “Pride in Workmanship Award.” This award, according to a statement from the club, is given to someone who takes great pride in his or her chosen line of work with emphasis on doing a good job and having done so over an extended period of time.

Recently this honor was bestowed upon Victoria “Vickie” Killeen.

Athletes volunteer for second annual ‘Rangers Give Back’

August 25th, 2014

(l to r) WHS Athletic Director Johanna DiCarlo and students Olivia Natale and Katie Bretta Photo/Zenya Molnar

Westborough – Whether it’s providing funding or just cheering them on in good times or bad, student athletes depend on the support of their community. On Aug. 19, members of the various Westborough High School (WHS) athletic teams returned the favor, by participating in the second annual “Rangers Give Back.”

St. Mary’s promotes youth checking program

August 25th, 2014

Lucy Pendergast (second from left) and Daniel Jacobs (second from right) receive their $500 Best Buy gift cards from Jim Petkewich, St. Mary’s vice president, retail services (far left) and Jim Garvey, St. Mary’s president and CEO (far right).  
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Marlborough – St. Mary’s Credit Union recently gave away $500 Best Buy gift cards to five local young adults as part of its Gateway Youth Checking promotion. The Gateway Youth Checking account is designed exclusively for young adults ages 16 to 23. The account includes access to 30,000 ATMs nationwide and up to $10 reimbursed [...]

Season wraps up with ‘Southborough Summer Nights’

August 25th, 2014

Tumbling out of an inflatable maze are the Heisler siblings: Katrina, 4, and Jacob, 6.

By Ed Karvoski, Contributing Writer Southborough – Residents and visitors enjoyed the pleasant weather Aug. 23 while attending the 11th annual Southborough Summer Nights on the grounds of Neary Elementary School. The evening of family fun featured inflatable amusements, pony and horse rides, a food court, vendors and representatives from nonprofit organizations. Live entertainment was [...]

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.

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