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Nature Notes: Nature in books for the holidays

With the gift-giving season nearly upon us, the question once again is: how to give nature to the special people in your life?

Midland-Wachusett League announces 2023 fall all-star selections

The Midland-Wachusett League has announced the 2023 fall all-stars. See the full list of all-stars in the Community Advocate coverage area.

Westborough’s hills once abounded with apple orchards

Westborough hills once abounded in the colors and smells of apple trees. Westborough’s frost-free elevations, good soil moisture, and climate were suitable for the fruit to flourish.

Apparent murder-suicide under investigation in Marlborough

An apparent murder-suicide that occurred at a Rice Street home in Marlborough this morning is under investigation. 

Congressman McGovern visits The Willows at Westborough

Congressman Jim McGovern recently visited the Willows at Westborough to answer questions from residents about a variety of topics.

Northborough’s Howard Street Cemetery is the eternal home for many prominent residents

Have you ever wanted to know the people from centuries past beyond the gravestones in the biggest cemetery in Northborough?

Northboro Media Service: Converting your memories so they play again

A couple of hundred years from now, families will be able to look back and see their relatives in color and sound..

Marlborough music teacher steps into Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

By the time you head out the door on Thanksgiving morning, Angie Crockwell will be marching in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The first telephones in Shrewsbury heralded a new era in communication

Brief notices appeared in the Worcester Evening Gazette during December 1881 detailing the progress of the installation of telephone lines in the town.

‘It means so much’: Westborough becomes the back-to-back volleyball champion

The top-seeded Westborough volleyball team defeated the Canton Bulldogs in straight sets to secure the title.

Grafton’s Puritan roots were mired in conflict

Before Grafton was officially established, we know there were established Puritan camps in the mid–late 1600s. The people settled on the land of the Indigenous people and the goal was to convert them to the Puritan way of life.

Freshness, quality paramount at Westborough’s Honey Dew Donuts

The work isn’t easy – Hoxhaj described being tempted by the smell of buttery croissants – but it’s worth it in the end.

Assabet Valley kicks off 50th anniversary celebration

Assabet's second superintendent recalled his experiences as part of Assabet’s 50th anniversary building rededication on Nov. 3.

Veterans Day ceremonies across the region

Across the region, communities will be holding ceremonies to commemorate Veterans Day. Some events begin as early as Nov. 9.

Westborough Golf Club has endured for more than a century

The newly created Westborough Country Club bought the Pollard estate and large farmhouse in April 1921.The club built a complete recreation facility, featuring croquet, badminton, clay tennis courts, and a golf course.

Whitco Sales, Inc.: wide variety, low prices, community favorite

The service, the prices, the availability, the variety: It’s no wonder that Whitco is incredibly successful. The company has amassed thousands of loyal customers.

Car crashes into Simarano Drive building

The Marlborough Fire Department responded to a car crashing into the building at IPG Photonics at 377 Simarano Drive.

Woman’s diary illuminates Northborough in the 1880s

Suitors, ice skating, dances, and holidays spent with friends and family. The life of a young woman living in the 1880s has distinct parallels to the lives of young people today.

Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar features quality food, casual atmosphere

Checkerboards has Italian roots, but the restaurant serves many different types of cuisine.

PHOTOS: Fall foliage in Marlborough

Community Advocate drone photographer Tami White captured these stunning photos of the fall foliage surrounding Lake Williams in Marlborough