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Dykema hosts seniors picnic

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Region - Over 150 senior citizens of Hopkinton, Holliston, Southborough and Westborough joined State Representative Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston) for her annual Senior Picnic at...

McCarthy's Landscaping & Irrigation: West Boylston firm can update your outdoor living space

West Boylston - Adding a new feature to your patio or backyard can spice up your outdoor living space and make it more enjoyable. McCarthy's Landscaping & Irrigation, a full-service outdoor construction and design company, can suggest ideas and do all the work.

Shrewsbury resident writes children’s book with daughters

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SHREWSBURY - The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown presented many people with ample free time and the chance to pursue new hobbies and activities. Shrewsbury resident...

Dukakis to speak at Westborough Democratic Town Committee meeting

Westborough – Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis will be the guest speaker at the Westborough Democratic Town Committee meeting Tuesday, July 16, at 7 p.m. at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St. As part of his talk, Dukakis will be sharing tales from his political career as governor of Massachusetts for three terms and then as the Democratic nominee for president in 1988.

Apple Tree Arts to mark 25 years by partying like it’s 1989

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Grafton – Countless memories are sure to be shared when Apple Tree Arts (ATA) marks its 25th anniversary with guests partying like it’s 1989. A 1980s-themed cocktail and dance party is scheduled for Friday, March 6, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., at Highfields Golf & Country Club, located at 42 Magill Dr. in Grafton.

Ellis to serve as Applefest grand marshal

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Northborough - Bob Ellis has lived in Northborough for a half-century and has been an integral member of the Northborough Historical Society. He not only knows a lot about the town’s history, but now will be a part of its history as the 2016 Applefest Grand Marshal.

Companies partner to help local food insecurity

Shrewsbury - Smithfield Foods’ Helping Hungry Homes® initiative, a program focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure, joined forces with Shaw’s on Aug. 8 to donate more than 40,000 pounds of protein to the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB). The donation, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings, will help families fight hunger in Worcester County, where one in ten individuals are food insecure.

Marlborough letter carrier honored for 35 years of service

Marlborough - Letter carrier David Filosa, a resident of Milford, was recently honored by the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years of service in...

Fitness with focus

By David Bagdon, Publisher The word “warrior” is used a bit too lightly these days. In the world of fitness, it is currently fashionable to...

Tea for two

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Marlborough - (back, l to r) Cindy Carr and Betty Parker join their grandsons (front, l to r) Tucker and Parker Holcomb, 5-year-old twin...

Shrewsbury Public Schools bid farewell to retiring longtime staff members

Shrewsbury - The end of school year rituals were a bit different this year for some longtime Shrewsbury Public Schools (SPS) staff members who packed up their tools of the trade as they embark on a new adventure: retirement.

Cornerstone Bank donates to Old Sturbridge Village

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Worcester - Cornerstone Bank recently announced its recent donation of $5,000 to Old Sturbridge Village. This donation will support OSV in various ways, including...

Acclaimed author Logothetis to appear at Tatnuck Bookseller

Westborough – Leon Logothetis, the acclaimed author of “The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World,” will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Sunday, Jan. 11, from 1-3 p.m. As part of his book tour, Logothetis will also be giving those who buy his book a chance to win a $100 American Express gift card. The card will be placed in one of the copies of the books that will be on sale that day at Tatnuck.

Northborough resident runs Boston Marathon to raise funds for homeless animals

Northborough - Sandra Gittlen is a freelance writer, specializing in technical, business and lifestyle pieces. A resident of Northborough, she is also an accomplished athlete, who competes in triathlons. But there is another area of her life that she is really most passionate about – that of a volunteer for the Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc., a nonprofit, no-kill shelter that takes in over 1,000 cats and dogs each year. And on Monday, April 20, she will take that dedication to another level when she participates for the third time in the Boston Marathon, running to raise funds for the shelter.

Paton School educator nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

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Shrewsbury – Colleen Kalagher-Travaglio, third-grade teacher at the Walter J. Paton Elementary School in Shrewsbury is one of those teachers who has gone above and beyond. She was truly was a “life-changer” to one of her former students who recently nominated her for the 2017-2018 National LifeChanger of the Year Award.

Spirit of Shrewsbury shines in spite of rain

By Bonnie Adams, Government Editor Shrewsbury - A gloomy day with periodic bouts of rain did not stop hundreds of people from Shrewsbury and other...

Free children's footwear to be distributed Sept. 28

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Westborough - A free footwear distribution event for children ages up through high school will be held Saturday, Sept. ?28 in the Saint Luke's...

Shrewsbury’s council on aging director shares update on programs and resources

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By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Hollie Lucht, director of Shrewsbury Council on Aging (COA), reported recently that her staff has been back...

Shrewsbury Design Center/Arte Fierro offers marble and granite countertops and more

Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury Design Center/Arte Fierro is now open at 516 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. For over 25 years, they have been carefully selecting, cutting and installing their own...

Author shares magic in modern day fairy tale

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Region - Several years ago, Anna Staniszewski, a book author for young adults, said she found herself feeling down after working on a project that she described as "very dark."