Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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.

Holocaust survivor speaks at Northborough middle school

Northborough - The entire 8th grade class at the Robert E. Melican Middle School in Northborough sat hunched forward—almost breathless—during an assembly on May 17. It was Holocaust survivor Sam Weinreb (91) who held their attention. For a full hour, over-and-over, Weinreb said to them, “I want you to know, I want you to know.”

Northborough Boy Scout Troop 101 celebrates 101st Eagle Scout

Northborough – The dedication and many hours of service by Boy Scout Troop 101 over the years to the Northborough community can be seen and enjoyed all around town. The troop recently recognized its 101st Eagle Scout and also is in the preparation phase to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018.

Patriots star shares his love of reading with Northborough kids

By Kelly Burneson, Contributing Writer Northborough – Before he signed with the New England Patriots in 2016, Malcolm Mitchell was a star wide receiver with...

Shrewsbury family shares their love of books with others through their ‘Little Library’

Shrewsbury - The Siebels family, who live on School Street in Shrewsbury, moved to town about two years ago. Like many who are new to town, they wanted to connect with their neighbors and their new community and they found a really interesting way to achieve this while sharing their love of reading. They built their own Little Library that sits in their front lawn near the road.

David Spade films in downtown Hudson

Hudson – Residents and visitors lining Main Street sidewalks in downtown Hudson from May 1 to 3 weren’t necessarily there for flatbread pizza or uniquely-flavored ice cream. Many were watching the crew of Brandon’s Dads Productions shoot scenes featuring comic actor David Spade for a film with the working title “Who Do You Think Would Win?”

Award-winning Hudson native thrives in his musical journey

Hudson – Hudson native Jason Paulino, now of Clinton, developed an interest in music as a child growing up in the 1980s. Concurrently, his relatives shared with him their admiration for the rock band Journey and its frontman Steve Perry. Now in his 10th year as lead vocalist of the Journey tribute band known as The Great Escape, Paulino and his bandmates were honored at the Worcester Music Awards presented April 12 at the Cove Music Hall.

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.

Fresh Start needs furniture, volunteers

Hudson - Fresh Start Furniture Bank of Hudson, a volunteer-run charity that provides furniture and other household items people in need, is reaching out to residents in the area for donations. They are seeking sofas, dressers, upholstered chairs, end tables, microwave ovens, floor lamps, blankets, comforters, silverware, and bath towels, among many other items.

Westborough 6-year-old excels in young golf career

Westborough - Soon-to-be 7-year-old Triston Krumsiek got his first set of plastic golf clubs for his second birthday. In the five years since then, he has upgraded to metal clubs, begun playing on full-sized courses, and joined a competitive regional golf “tour.” Learning the game of golf faster than many adults, Triston has impressed his parents and other golf mentors alike. While his parents said they do not want to push him to play a sport he does not want to play, Triston himself said he is excited about golf and the success he has had in his young golf career.