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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Shrewsbury to show its ‘Spirit’ this weekend

Shrewsbury - Members of the committee have been hard at work planning the 16th Annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival to be held Sept. 28 to 30. Spirit of Shrewsbury Festival President Sabina Terrades has been involved with the festival for 12 years. "I began participating 12 years ago through my church, and it quickly became a tradition," she said. "This will be the eighth year I'se been in the parade with my church, the fifth year that I'se been the chairperson of the Oak Street Expo, and my third year as president."

SYFS announces Outstanding Youth Award winners

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services, Inc. (SYFS), the town of Shrewsbury's only private, nonprofit community counseling and social services agency, recently announced...

Westborough celebrates spring

Westborough ?Hundreds of people came out to celebrate the first full day of the Westborough Spring Festival at the Bay State Commons. The event, organized by the Rotary Club of Westborough, featured local businesses, nonprofit groups and restaurants. Here are some of the highlights from the day:

MEMA, local officials prepare for ‘Frankenstorm’

Region – Although it is still not 100 percent certain how Hurricane Sandy will affect New England, local and government officials are not taking any chances as they set plans in place to deal with what many are calling "Frankenstorm." Last year's two storms – Hurricane Irene in August and the October nor'saster – left much of the state dealing with prolonged power outages, downed trees and wires. Governor Deval Patrick and his administration are doing their best, they said, to ensure that does not happen again this time.

SYFS to honor Robert Paul Jacques

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc. (SYFS) is pleased to announce the 2013 Harry S. Cutting, Jr. Award recipient is Robert Paul...

Story of youngest Marathon victim inspires a local plea for peace

Northborough – As he reflected on the aftermath of the devastating Boston Marathon bombings, Ernie Rivard, a pastoral assistant at St. Rose of Lima Church, said he was particularly moved by the story of the youngest victim, little 8-year-old Martin Richard. "I saw two images that especially struck me," Rivard said. "One was of him making his first Communion and the other was of him holding a sign that said "No more hurting people. Peace.""

Shrewsbury's World War I monument to be rebuilt

Shrewsbury – After a three-year fundraising campaign, Shrewsbury's World War I monument will finally be rebuilt. The original monument was built in 1933 in honor of Maj. Howard Beal, a Shrewsbury resident who was killed in action on the Western Front in 1918, and was located in front of the school which bears his name. Over the ensuing decades, the monument had deteriorated beyond repair and was decommissioned last year and then taken down in the fall. The new monument will be located in that spot. The town's Veterans" Council launched an effort to raise $150,000 for a replacement one, according to council member Frederick Russell, who is also the commander of the Victor R. Quaranta American Legion Post 397.

Region to commemorate Veterans Day

Region - Here is a preview of local Veterans Day events: Hudson - This year's parade will assemble Monday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. and...

Marlborough Girl Scout registration Sept. 26

Marlborough - Marlborough Girl Scouts will be holding a registration information session Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Marlborough Public Library, 35...

Storm-related news

Region – Throughout the next few days the Community Advocate will be posting updates pertaining to cancellations, postponements and other important news related to...