By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – On a comfortably cool Dec. 1, residents and visitors filled Union Common in the Marlborough Downtown Village...
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Grafton – It was unseasonably mild Dec. 3 when residents and visitors enjoyed attending Grafton Recreation’s 22nd annual Grafton...
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Westborough – On Nov. 26, special appearances by Santa and Mrs. Claus once again bookended a holiday kickoff along several blocks of West Main Street in Westborough. Families joined the jolly couple as Westborough Recreation presented its third annual Holiday Stroll and light parade in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Westborough continuing to host its popular tree lighting for over 25 years.
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Shrewsbury – About 1,500 runners and walkers representing 23 states braved the cold Nov. 23 to start their Thanksgiving by participating in the seventh annual Turkey Trot for the Memory. Beginning at and ending near Shrewsbury’s Town Common, the five- and two-mile run/walk benefits the Alzheimer’s Association Mass./N.H. chapter.
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Marlborough – The popular, long-running fundraiser scheduled as a countdown to Thanksgiving continued Nov. 18 when the Marlborough Rotary Club presented its 35th annual Turkey Shoot in the cafeteria at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School.
By Ed Karvoski Jr., Contributing Writer Hudson/Marlborough – Decades before social media began, Hudson CYO Royal Jades Band members had celebrated their competition championships and mourned loss of its leaders by painting the rock on Route 85 at the Marlborough-Hudson border. On Nov. 17, a group of Royal Jades alumni painted the rock to memorialize their beloved drum major Leona Mukjian.
Westborough - Nearly 800 runners and walkers gathered at Westborough High School Nov. 18 for the largest Westborough Turkey Trot in the event’s four-year history. In addition to the main 5k race, the event also included a youth fun run on the Westborough High School track. Formed in 2014 with just 400 participants, the event serves as a sub-committee of the Westborough Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Monies raised support Westborough Public School initiatives outside the scope of the annual school budget.
Westborough – Lots of laughs were shared when milestone anniversaries were celebrated Nov. 6 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. While marking its 20th year, the Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) presented its 10th annual Trivia Bee. WEF’s primary fundraiser helped provide $21,170 in grants in this 2017-2018 school year and over $375,000 throughout two decades.
Westborough - The Westborough Rangers advanced to the semifinals after defeating the Grafton Indians 5-1 in the Division 1 quarterfinals. Four of the five Rangers’ goals were from headers. The Rangers scored in the first two minutes of the game with a header from Jake Hughes.
Shrewsbury - St. John's took the title of Central Mass Division 3 High School Football Champions Nov. 11. The undefeated St. John Pioneers defeated the #2 seed Shrewsbury Colonials 36-14 at Doyle Field in Leominster.