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Monday, June 24, 2019

Music connects generations harmoniously in Marlborough

Marlborough – Children and their caregivers from the Together We Can Family Network (TWCFN) recently joined residents at the Marlborough Hills Healthcare Center for the first installment of the 2012-2013 season of an intergenerational music program featuring performer Carrie Rowan, of Northborough, also known as Ms. Carrie.

Westborough student teaches English in rural China

Westborough – Westborough High School student Melissa Zhang spent last summer at a rural school in China, teaching English to the local children. They ended up teaching her some important lessons as well. Here is her firsthand account: People say that the world is getting smaller. Technology is constantly changing and reshaping our society. I do agree with these statements, but I spent my summer in a very different place on the opposite side of the world, where technology is almost a foreign language. Here, I learned to be strong in times of adversity and enthusiastically explore new cultures. Haojiping Ethnic School is a rural school in Hunan Province, deep in the mountains of China. United Planet, the volunteer organization that brought me there, has helped thousands of volunteers go to more than 40 different countries. I heard about the program from Michelle Cheng, a fellow Westborough resident. We decided to go together and ended up being the only volunteers from Massachusetts. I spent my summer in rural China teaching English to Chinese children and it was one of the best choices I'se ever made.

Food, fishing and 5K start Shrewsbury's festival

Shrewsbury? Families started celebrating the 16th annual Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival with a free pancake breakfast, offered Sept. 29 at the Shrewsbury Sportsmen's...

Details for Spirit of Shrewsbury weekend

Shrewsbury - Here are some details on the Spirit of Shrewsbury events that will be held this weekend: Saturday, Sept 29 – Kids" free pancake...

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."

Sharks coach reflects on his career

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury resident Roy Sommer may be one of four coaches in the history of the American Hockey League to win 500 games, but his road to success could hardly be called easy or predictable. As a player, he "fought and clawed" his way through 10 professional seasons with nine different minor league franchises, and experienced a brief call up to the NHL with Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers in 1980. He scored a goal in his NHL debut.