Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sandy-related information

Region – Here's information to help you ride out the rest of the storm and beyond.

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."

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...

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:

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...

Nor’easter wreaks havoc in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury – A nor’easter that tore through the region Oct. 27 damaged several cars on Main Street. Photos/courtesy Nick DiBenedetto

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...

Region prepares for ‘Sandy’

Region - No one who experienced last year's Hurricane Irene or the late October nor'saster will forget what it was like to be without power, heat and all the other conveniences of our modern lives. Now it appears Mother Nature is sending an anniversary gift of sorts to the region – Tropical Storm Sandy - which is projected to hit early next week, almost to the day of when last year's Oct. storm slammed into central Massachusetts.

Local Fourth of July celebrations feature parades and fireworks

Westborough – The Westborough Fourth of July Planning Committee will hold its annual Family Block Party Friday, June 28, from 6-10 p.m. on W....