Shrewsbury – When Shrewsbury resident Bruce deGraaf decided to attend a public bird walk at Dean Park in 2003, he didn's know the outing would be so fascinating
Westborough – When gas prices rose dramatically in 2005, Ellen Gogul of Westborough, always an avid cyclist, decided not to give any more money to oil companies and began riding her bike whenever possible instead.
Region - With millions of homeless cats nationwide and 50 to 150,000 homeless cats alone living in central Massachusetts, the Second Chance Fund for Animal Welfare (SCFAW) is helping to decrease these numbers by offering affordable and accessible services such as spaying and neutering at a lower cost to their owners.
Westborough – Selectman Lydia Goldblatt has always been interested in politics, even as a girl.
Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury is often overlooked as only a suburb passed through on the way from Worcester to Boston.
Ed Wilson, a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer at the Senior Center in Shrewsbury, first heard about the Peace Corps in the early 1960s. At that time he had finished a stint in the Army, was involved in his career and raising a family.
Northborough – An iconic Northborough business for 59 years, O"Brien's 5 & 10, closed its doors for good Aug. 8, according to the store's co-owner Bruce Terry.
Marlborough – Hockey is known primarily as a winter sport, but not at the New England Sports Center (NESC) in Marlborough. At this facility, located at the crossroads of routes 290 and 495, hockey is a sport played all year long, especially for the Boston Junior Bruins, who call the NESC home. And for the first time, this summer the program hosted a special four-day overnight boarding camp for 32 young players from July 17 to 21.
Westborough - If one local business owner has his way, Westborough will once again have a local hardware store in town. And if things go according to plans, within a year, Doug Curving will be opening just such a store at the same site where another hardware store - Village Lumber - stood for over 50 years.
Shrewsbury - On Sept. 11, 2001, the day two terrorist-piloted airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center towers, plummeting New York City into chaos and carnage, Shrewsbury Fire Department Cpt. William Cummins, along with the rest of the fire crew, watched helplessly as the events unfolded on television.