Saturday, July 11, 2020

Shrewsbury’s Diversity Coalition provides a welcoming and supportive network

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury - During the days following the Nov. 8, 2016, Presidential Election, Karen Fine of Shrewsbury feared that her country...

Westborough’s interfaith community celebrates ‘One Human Family’

Westborough – Members of Westborough’s interfaith community came together to worship at their annual Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 21 at the Gurdwara Sahib, the New England Sikh Study Circle’s (NESSC) new temple. Congregations of the Westborough Interfaith Association* sponsored the event.

UniBank celebrates grand opening by donating to charitable Shrewsbury organizations

Shrewsbury – Everyone was a winner at UniBank in Shrewsbury Nov. 15 when bank officials announced their Community Giving Program awards. Seven local organizations received some much-needed financial support – just in time for the holiday season. On Oct. 4, UniBank, which recently opened its new Shrewsbury branch located in Lakeway Commons, kicked off its Community Giving Program by asking members of the community to come in and vote for their favorite local organizations. They provided a list of eight organizations for voters with the top three to receive the most financial awards. The list included Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Shrewsbury Public Library, Lake Quinsigamond Commission, St. Anne’s Human Services, Shrewsbury Special Olympics, Veteran’s Inc., Thom Worcester Area Intervention, and Shrewsbury Council on Aging.

Shrewsbury teacher shares his story of perseverance to young Westborough students

Westborough – The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines perseverance as the “continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.” David Lowy, a longtime resident of Shrewsbury and a paraprofessional at Floral Street School, is the personification of perseverance.

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office welcomes ‘Zeus’ to the team

Shrewsbury – There’s a new sheriff in town. Well, not exactly. Rather, there’s a new member on Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis’s team – Zeus, an eight-month old mixed lab.

Shrewsbury celebrates Lakeway Commons grand opening

Shrewsbury – State officials discussed the expected economical contributions of the new mixed-use development Lakeway Commons in Shrewsbury during its grand opening ceremony Oct. 21. Yet, they emphasized the importance of memorializing Spag’s, the iconic bargain store that had occupied the location at 193 Boston Turnpike from 1934 to 2004, and its owner Anthony “Spag” Borgatti, nicknamed because of his love for spaghetti.

Public invited to ‘Spooktacular’ fun in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – Skeletons, scarecrows and witches, oh my! If getting spooked is your thing then the McNamara Halloween Maze is for you. From now until Halloween night, Tuesday, Oct. 31, this “Spooktacular” maze, located at 48 Hillando Drive, Shrewsbury, will be open to the public between the hours of 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Businesses and officials prepare for Lakeway Commons Grand Opening Oct. 21

Spag’s memorial plaque to also be unveiled  Shrewsbury - Grossman Development Group (GDG) and UniBank are inviting the public to attend the Lakeway Commons...

SHS initiative raises $5,000 for Houston students

Shrewsbury – Members of Shrewsbury High School’s senior class recently organized a fundraising effort at the school for those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Students and administrators raised an amazing $5,000 that will be sent to the Houston Independent School District.

21st annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival draws thousands to town

Shrewsbury – Thousands of Shrewsbury residents, as well as visitors from out of town, enjoyed attending the Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival Town Expo, held at the Oak Middle School Sept. 23. With the overcast skies turning hot and sunny by mid-morning, attendees enjoyed meeting with 100 exhibitors representing town, civic, educational and religious organizations and the business community.