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Christmas comes early for one young man thanks to car enthusiasts

December 28th, 2016

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

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.

Sixth-graders organize show benefitting Sweats for Vets

December 14th, 2016

Marlborough – As a teacher and track coach at Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA), Mark Vital learned an important lesson from his sixth-grade students Julia Silva, Isabel Steinberg and Megan Wagher, each age 11 and from Marlborough. They produced and presented a talent show Nov. 18 at the school cafeteria to benefit Sweats for Vets. The nonprofit organization gives New England sports team sweatshirts as holiday presents to homeless military veterans.

Wreaths Across America convoy stops in Northborough

December 13th, 2016

Northborough – The Wreaths Across America (WAA) convoy stopped at the Vincent F. Picard American Legion Post 234 in Northborough Dec. 13 for a brief ceremony on its way to Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington County, Va. This will be the 25th year that remembrance wreaths will be placed at the cemetery, the final resting place of many of America’s veterans. The wreath tradition was started in 1992 by Maine businessman Morrill Worcester and the Worcester Wreath Company.

Holiday spirit arrives in Northborough

December 11th, 2016

Northborough – Everyone knows it is the holiday season in Northborough when the town comes together for its annual Holiday Trolley Day and tree lighting ceremony. This year’s event was held Dec. 3.

Local gym teacher finds new passion helping students and community

December 8th, 2016

Region – When Shrewsbury resident Christine Foley took over as the physical education teacher at South High School in Worcester eight years ago, she could never have predicted the direction her career would take her. What started out as a part-time volunteer effort has become a full-time commitment to her students and the community.

Kids enjoy a visit with ‘Caring Santa’

December 4th, 2016

Marlborough – Meeting Santa Claus can be an exciting but scary thing for a child. And for a child with special needs, that experience, combined with the noise and bustle of a busy mall, can be truly overwhelming.

Shrewsbury loses to Duxbury in Super Bowl game

December 4th, 2016

Shrewsbury / Foxborough – They entered this year’s Division 2 Super Bowl billed as perhaps the most dominant team spread across all divisions; an offensive and defensive juggernaut seeking to leave their mark upon any opponent standing in their way. So to almost no one’s surprise, when the dust settled on their impressive 40-7 romp over Shrewsbury High, there would be few doubters remaining standing that would challenge those prognosticators point of view.

Grafton falls to Hanover in state Division 3 Super Bowl

December 4th, 2016

Foxboro – The Grafton Indians earned their berth in the state Division 3 Super Bowl game at Gillette Stadium by virtue of their perfect 12-0 record through the regular season and playoff run.

Apple Tree Arts to host holiday concert at Grafton Town House

December 2nd, 2016

Grafton – Apple Tree Arts will present its annual Holiday Concert Sunday, Dec. 4, at , 2:30 p.m. in the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. The free holiday concert is part of “Grafton Celebrates the Holidays” event sponsored by the town of Grafton’s Recreation Commission. Seating is on a first-come basis. “It’s exciting for us […]

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