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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I was just thinking … about disabilities

By Barbara Polan Everyone has challenges and they span a wide spectrum: medical, physical, psychological, circumstance. And everyone responds differently – from resigned acceptance to fighting mad. I have a physical challenge: I am disabled – half-paralyzed by a stroke two-and-a-half years ago. I have struggled to recover as much function as I can, while the medical community says that I have finished improving, that no stroke survivor does after two years post-stroke. Although others might define my situation differently, I find that my challenge is working hard toward an unknown endpoint.
(l to r) Caitlyn Gogan, Zach Gogan, Abby Maston, Sam Maston, Samantha Gogan, Matt Haley, Deb Gogan and Pastor Joe Graumann at the airport before embarking on their trip to Houston. Photo/submitted

Local youth gain life-changing experiences at Houston gathering

Marlborough - While many cite fun activities and good memories, the youth of Saint Stephen Lutheran Church in Marlborough added “life-changing experiences” to their...

David Danehy earns Certified New Homes Specialist designation

Marlborough – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England recently announced that Marlborough resident David F. Danehy, a sales associate affiliated with the company’s Northborough office, earned the Certified New Homes Specialist designation by successfully completing a comprehensive course in marketing and managing the sales process of newly constructed homes.
George Forbes, First Master of Silom Lodge

Siloam Lodge: Freemasons of Westborough quietly serving and connecting

By Kate Tobiasson, Contributing Writer Westborough - Many of America’s founding fathers were Freemasons - George Washington, Ben Franklin, Paul Revere, John Hancock were all...

Community Harvest Project hosts 12th fest, sixth 5K

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Grafton – Pleasant autumn weather Nov. 4 attracted residents and visitors to the Brigham Hill Community Farm in North...

I was just thinking…about summer and kids

By Joan Goodchild   The back-to-school ads are already airing on television, and the aisles at Target and Walmart are now stocked with new pencils, notebooks,...

Inklings: Christmas trees, real and not

By Janice Lindsay Every Christmas I say, "Maybe this year we should have a real tree instead of our artificial one." Every year, we don's....
Marlborough Cadets with officials from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and city officials Photos/submitted

Marlborough cadets graduate from Youth Public Safety Academy

Region – Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian recognized 177 Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) cadets from Framingham, Marlborough, Natick and Waltham during a graduation...

Darrow celebrates fifth anniversary of Hearing & Brain Centers of New England

Evangelidis, Snow and Levy also honored By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Worcester – Dr. Keith Darrow celebrated his fifth anniversary of owning Hearing & Brain...

Setting sail on a mid-life second act

Westborough - Many may dream of a second act in life, such as pursuing a new job or hobby, but do not have the resources or commitment to really do so. Several years ago, John Gareri, an avid sailor, dreamed of sailing around the world on a tall ship. And then, with the encouragement of a friend who advised him, “Just go for it,” Gareri did just that. Now, not only does he have the chance to pursue sailing, he has also found he has a talent for the craft of sail making.