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Northborough’s annual Applefest promises fun-filled weekend

Northborough – This year’s annual Applefest in Northborough promises to be an exciting event for the whole family. It showcases the true spirit of community as many organizations come together Sept. 14-17. The fun kicks off Thursday evening with a pizza dinner and kids’ event featuring the Stupendous Mr. Magichead at the Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St., beginning at 5 p.m. sponsored by Northborough Girl Scouts and Northborough Elementary Schools PTO.

Start spring with Northborough road race

Northborough - Start the running season with the Northborough 10K/5K road/trail race Sunday, May 1, starting at 9 a.m. beginning at the Northborough Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road. The race, sponsored by the Northborough Rotary Club and the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, is open to runners and walkers of all abilities.

Polanowicz family celebrates two graduations

Northborough - John and Kathleen Polanowicz of Northborough have announced that they are celebrating the recent graduations of their two children, Emily and Daniel. Emily was awarded a bachelor of arts in applied psychology and human development with a minor in environmental studies at the 140th Commencement of Boston College May 23.

Timothy J. Ryan, 32

Northborough – Timothy J. Ryan, 32, a lifelong resident of Northborough, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 as a result of a seizure disorder. He leaves...

Nominations now being accepted for Applefest 2014 grand marshal

Northborough - The Applefest Committee has already started planning the 2014 Applefest Celebration, which will be held throughout the town September 19-21. This will be the event's 24th year. Nominations are now being accepted for the parade's Grand Marshal, according to the committee's chairperson, Michelle Gillespie.

Historic White Cliffs estate is for sale

Northborough – For years, the elegant White Cliffs facility was the location of choice for many families and businesses looking for a special spot to celebrate important events. But now, with news that the facility at 167 Main St. (Route 20) is for sale, many fans of the property are wondering what will happen next to this iconic landmark.

Harold Kelley, 93, a veteran of WWII and Korean War

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Northborough – Harold J. Kelley passed away on his 93rd birthday Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. His parting wish was to be reunited in heaven...

NEF announces annual Trivia Night

Northborough - Northborough Education Foundation (NEF) will hold its annual Team Trivia Night Friday, April 1, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough. Doors open at 7 p.m. and first question is at 7:30 p.m. Teams of two to four people will test their knowledge of sports, entertainment, history and science. There will be a cash bar and light snacks. Team costumes and accessories are optional and encouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the winning team and best costumes.

Baking up a storm in Northborough

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Northborough – At the Senior Center this morning, five judges had a very difficult task – deciding which of a dozen baked entrees deserved to win first prize in the Applefest Apple Dessert Bake-Off. Each judge took several bites of the desserts in the main category, which included a variety of cakes, cookies, bars, and crisps, to decide which one was their favorite. Two entries, baked apples in phyllo dough and a marsala chia apple crisp, both by Rose Lee, were in a separate "diabetic friendly" category. Entries were judged on presentation, creativity, overall appearance, taste and overall impression.

Thomas W. Cantwell, 76, of Northborough

Northborough - Thomas W. Cantwell passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family, after a period of declining health. He was...