Region – In a region that has celebrated eight major sports championships in just over a decade, it's a common sight to see many wearing clothing bearing the logos of those winning teams. Everyone, it seems, wants to show their Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, or Bruins pride.
Westborough – Local officials gathered July 15 to celebrate the newest addition to the area's dining options: Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches. Construction has already started at the restaurant's 286 Turnpike Road (Route 9) location. It is slated to open this fall and employ 80 people. The new restaurant will be the Atlanta-based chain's third Massachusetts location and the second stand-alone in the state.
Region- Like many young men, James Nifong of Sudbury loves cars. In his case, it is the two-door British sports car MGBs. In fact, by carefully saving his money, he was able to purchase his first one two years ago when he was only 15. The car was a real “fixer-upper.” Realizing he needed help in how to fix the car as well as actual hands on assistance he reached out to authorities on this car – the Boston Area MG Club (BAMG) – for advice. The car enthusiasts were delighted to help the young man.
Westborough -Westborough's downtown may soon have a new energy to it, thanks to a makeover at part of an iconic building. For years, the three-story brick Arcade building, located adjacent to the rotary in the heart of the downtown, has been home to a number of businesses and restaurants, including the popular Piccadilly Pub. When that restaurant shuttered a number of years ago, that space and others in the 3-5 Milk St. portion of the building stayed dormant.
Westborough - It has been well documented the effects of therapy dogs on those needing comfort, whether they be children, elders, or victims of trauma. But as Westborough residents Tania and Bob Pano will tell you, although not as well known, cats can perform this type of work as well. Once a week, the couple, along with Cassie, their 8-year-old Golden Retriever, and Lynsey Lu and MacKenzie Connor, two Scottish Fold cats, visit with elders who live in senior communities in Westborough and Worcester. The "Therapy Trio," as the pets are known, also helped to provide comfort to those gathered near the finish of the Boston Marathon for eight straight weekends after the April 15 bombings.
Shrewsbury – The Spirit of Shrewsbury Fall Festival announced a benefit concert to support three worthy local charities - the Worcester County Food Bank,...
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Shrewsbury – After Shrewsbury resident Scott Zenaro died at the much too young age of 36, no one would have blamed his parents, Ron and Carol, if they decided to hold onto their son's beloved custom-built motorcycle for sentimental reasons. Instead, the couple have decided to let go of the bike via a special raffle which will benefit an organization very dear to their hearts – the Lazarex Cancer Foundation – which they credit with helping to prolong their son's life after he was diagnosed with end stage Ewing's sarcoma. Although he was disabled, Scott lived a very full life, Ron said, working alongside him at his two stores, RAYCO Car Electronics in Shrewsbury and Auburn. Scott loved cars, motorcycles, snowmobiling, water skiing, playing golf, and playing the drums.
Hudson - In December 2008, Hudson resident Paula MacMillan found out that she had breast cancer, a disease that affects 100 out of every 100,000 women in North America according to www.ww5.komen.org, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure website.
Shrewsbury – Liam Davidson has had a busy fall, handling a demanding workload as a sophomore at St. John's High School as well as participating in crew. But there was also one other major project that the 16-year-old had on his agenda over the past few months - taking a leadership role in helping to organize a major community event – the third annual Turkey Trot. Liam's reason for helping with the event, which is a two- or five-mile walk, is a very personal one. The trot, to be held in Shrewsbury on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, is in honor of his late grandfather, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Francis P. O"Connor, who died in 2007 of Alzheimer's disease.