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‘K’night at the Races’ in Westborough March 30

Westborough – Westborough Knights of Columbus Council 85 will hold the “K’Night at the Races” Saturday, March 30, at the John Boyle O’Reilly Hall, 17 Willow St. Doors open at 6 p.m. Race begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for admission and appetizers. Gate fee is $2. In addition to supporting the Knights of Columbus, this year’s event will...

Two Easter egg hunts for children of all abilities in Westborough

Westborough - The Chapel of the Cross, 160 Flanders Road, Westborough, will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature games, crafts, bounce houses, face painting, and free hot dogs and popcorn. The church will also be hosting an Easter egg hunt for children with special needs Friday, April 12,...

Hockey player Brown to promote inspiring story at Tatnuck

Westborough – Matt Brown, a young hockey player who was paralyzed in a 2010 high school game, has written an inspiring story, “Line Change,” about his resilience after that devastating accident. Brown, along with co-author Todd Civin, will be at Tatnuck Bookseller Saturday, March 30, from 1-3 p.m. “Line Change,” the authors note, “isn't a story of tragedy, but a story...

Shrewsbury Rotary Club serves up an evening of entertainment for local seniors

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury –About 85 senior citizens enjoyed dinner and a show March 7 at Shrewsbury High School on opening night of the school’s spring musical, “Seussical the Musical.”  The dinner was sponsored by the Shrewsbury Rotary Club and organized by club member Joe Montecalvo. This event dates back to the 1970s when Montecalvo was vice principal...

‘Rockin’ Encore’ to raise funds for Shrewsbury schools’ music and theater programs

Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Schools Music/Theater Association (SSMA) will host the third annual spring fundraising event “Rockin’ Encore” Saturday, March 30, at the Scandinavian Athletic Club (SAC), 438 Lake St, Shrewsbury.   The 21-plus event features live music, food, cash bar, raffles, silent auctions valued up to $10,000 and the band Tension. This event has been growing each year and enjoying...

Miss Shrewsbury winners crowned at local pageant

Shrewsbury – On March 2 at Southgate at Shrewsbury, the 2019 Shrewsbury Community Pageant crowned winners Abby Blessington, as Miss Shrewsbury, Madison Taylor as Teen Miss Shrewsbury, and Hayden Lindsey as Miss Shrewsbury PreTeen. This year featured a fashion show with top five model contest.  The Gold Ribbon Award was given to Amy Wells and Blue Ribbon Award to Addison...

Shrewsbury groups to co-host 2nd Annual International Fair & Diversity Celebration

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – The Shrewsbury Farmers Market (WE CAN) and the Shrewsbury Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) have joined forces to sponsor the 2nd Annual International Fair & Diversity Celebration to be scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 4 – 7 p.m. at Sherwood Middle School, 28 Sherwood Ave. For one afternoon attendees can experience...

Historic Preservation Committee requests a demolition bylaw for Town Meeting Warrant

  By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Members of the newly formed Historic Preservation Committee met with the Board of Selectmen at their March 12 meeting to request their approval for a Historic Preservation Bylaw be included in the May Annual Town Meeting Warrant. After a lengthy discussion that at times became heated, the board decided to continue its decision...

Hastings develops fundraiser to enrich school

By Kate Tobiasson, Contributing Writer Westborough – The Elsie A. Hastings Elementary School in Westborough will launch a new fundraising event - the “Fun Run” - from April 1-10, with the culminating run happening on Wednesday, April 10, in the Hastings gym. “We were looking for a fundraiser to better support enrichment programs at Hastings,” explained Interim Principal Julia Horowitz. “We...

AMSA students continue musical success

By Catherine Twing, Contributing Writer Marlborough - At a school with math and science in the name, you may be surprised to find students whose prospective college majors are music therapy or musical theater. But inside the part health classroom, part music room at Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School (AMSA) in Marlborough, a group of students is busy...