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Hudson Police Department conducts youth academy

July 15th, 2014

Trevor Lewis, a rising seventh-grader, wears the top of the bite suit that Lieutenant Mike Kelly had worn during the K-9 demonstration.

Hudson – Thirty boys and girls who are entering grades seven to nine now have a better understanding of law enforcement after attending the Hudson Police Department’s annual Summer Youth Academy from July 7 through 11. Detective Chad Crogan began instructing with the academy in 2008 and has served as its director since 2011.

Collings Foundation to hold seventh annual Race of the Century

July 15th, 2014

The Race of the Century event in Stow features races between different modes of transportation from the past. (Photos/submitted)

Region – The Collings Foundation, a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to supporting living history events to encourage learning by participation, will host the seventh annual Race of the Century July 26 and 27. The event, which pits some of the greatest mobile technological advancements against each other, will take place at the organization’s headquarters, 137 Barton Road in Stow. The entire facility will be open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with races starting at around 1 p.m.

Marlborough youth’s lemonade stand benefits Boston Children’s Hospital

July 15th, 2014

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Marlborough – Tyler Puchulu, a 10-year-old from Marlborough, decided he wanted to do something to help sick children. Last July, Tyler hosted his first annual Lion Lemonade Stand and raised $2,310 for Boston Children’s Hospital. It turned out to be one of the biggest first-time community fundraisers in the history of the hospital. In 2012, [...]

Hudson motorcycle ride helps kids with cancer

July 14th, 2014

Rod Rousseau and John Wood check out motorcycles before the ride.

Hudson – This year 165 motorcyclists and many passengers participated in the fifth annual Riding for Sherry’s House held July 13, beginning and ending at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #643. The ride travelled a 63-mile route to Mt. Wachusett and back.

Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

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Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Concert hits the right note in Shrewsbury

July 11th, 2014

The Tom Nutile Big Band performs a free concert at Southgate at Shrewsbury on July 8. 
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Shrewsbury – Southgate at Shrewsbury held a free summer concert for residents and members of the community July 8. The weather was beautiful as the Tom Nutile Big Band performed on the lawn for over 150 seniors and their families. The band was a big hit with the audience as they  played classic swing songs [...]

Benefit rock concert supports public school music education

July 9th, 2014

Blair Drummey sings and Abrahim Rouabhim plays bass at the concert they organized to raise money for music programs.

Shrewsbury – Blair Drummey and Abrahim Rouabhia, two recent Shrewsbury High School graduates, organized Rock-it to the Moon, a benefit rock concert, July 1 at the Scandinavian Athletic Club [SAC].

At Rock-it to the Moon, six bands – Tuna and the Wongs, Living Relics, Skewed Visions, The Top Floor, Acetyline and Vostok 6 – performed for the love of music and to keep the Worcester Public Schools music program alive.

Shrewsbury baseball players visit NESN show at Fenway Park

July 7th, 2014

Shrewsbury Little Leaguers are part of the audience at the new NESN Clubhouse show at Fenway Park.
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Shrewsbury – A group of Shrewsbury Little Leaguers were on the set of the New England Sports Network (NESN) Clubhouse show at Fenway Park July 5.

Two abandoned dogs hope for second chance together

July 5th, 2014

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Region – Baypath Humane Society in Hopkinton recently became the temporary home to a pair of abandoned pit bull mix dogs, both estimated to be between 2 and 3 years old. The doggie duo were discovered by residents who found them wandering on Wilson Street in Hopkinton and called the shelter. When staff set out to find the dogs they were able to find the male, whom they named “Mush” – but his “mate” proved elusive. “Blush,” as she was later named, was hiding in Weston Nurseries, scared and alone until a staff member brought Mush to the scene. Mush saved the day, giving his girl Blush the confidence to come running to safety.

Proud to be your hometown newspaper

July 5th, 2014

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Region – The Community Advocate might not date back to 1776, but this fall we will be celebrating our 40th year as the region’s best loved community paper.  This summer we will be hard at work preparing a special issue that will be published in late September that will highlight some of the interesting people [...]

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