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Shrewsbury students honored for first-place awards in state science competitions

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Four Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students were recognized for their recent achievements in science by the Shrewsbury School Committee May 15 at Town Hall. Garima Prabhakar, SHS sophomore, was the first to be recognized. She was supported by David Hruskoci, SHS director of science and engineering. She recently competed in the State Science...

St. Nichols Church to host recycling event

Shrewsbury – An Electronics and Appliances Recycling & MORE event (including bikes, lawn mowers, snow blowers, etc.) will be held Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 34 Gold St (corner of Rt. 140 and Gold), Shrewsbury. For more information, including items accepted and pricing: www.stnicholaschurch.org/E-Waste.pdf

Shrewsbury World War II veteran reflects on his service

By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – John Iandoli was 17 when his mother signed papers allowing him to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. That was in 1943. Now 93, he lives independently in his Shrewsbury home on Hutchins Street, and has had a full and rewarding life. Born on Aug. 11, 1925, he grew up in Worcester where...

Open Circle Acupuncture and Healing

Helping to initiate the body’s natural healing capacities  By Barbara Allen, Contributing Writer Northborough - There is an old saying that “prevention is the best medicine,” and Melissa Stein, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, and Kim Flaherty, Director of Business Operations, the co-owners of Open Circle Acupuncture and Healing, Northborough, agree with that statement. “Our mission is to educate people about the importance...

Juniper Hill Golf Course

Northborough’s beautiful and historic course offers challenging golf and support for community organizations By Bert Poole, Contributing Writer Northborough – As one of only a handful of public daily fee 36-hole golf facilities in New England, Juniper Hill Golf Course has two beautiful and challenging 18-hole courses along with excellent facilities. For over 85 years, the Darling family has been associated with...

An avid listener

By Melanie Petrucci, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - What is better than a dog? Reading to a dog!! Eight-year-old Cheyenne, a very sweet and friendly mixed breed (Australian Shepherd and Springer Spaniel) visited the Shrewsbury Public Library, May 11 to prove that point. She patiently sat and listened as several kids, including her “brother,” Morgan,” read to her. For the past five...

Fallon Health expands to include Reliant Medical Group in its Fallon Senior Plan Medicare network

Worcester -  Fallon Health, a, not-for-profit health care services organization, recently announced that Reliant Medical Group care providers will be in network for its Fallon Senior Plan Medicare Advantage plan members starting January 1, 2020. The Fallon Senior Plan network currently includes 11,900 primary care providers and specialists throughout the state. With the addition of Reliant Medical Group, its network of care providers will...

Shrewsbury advocate celebrates 20 years of hosting cable show

By Lori Berkey, Contributing Writer Shrewsbury - In 1999, Shrewsbury social worker Robbin Miller was weary of seeing people with disabilities being cast as heroes in the media. She called the local cable station, Shrewsbury Media Connection, to ask if they would do a show promoting people with disabilities not as heroes or stories of inspiration, but as regular people...

Robertson offers new analysis as part of hair appointment

Pauline Robertson. Photo/submitted
Northborough - Pauline Robertson of Lashed & Beauty Bar is back in Northborough after attending a four-day certification course, Head Shape Matters (HSM), in Pittsburgh. Head Shape Matters is a patented method based upon geometry, physics, head shape, and math formulations.  Robertson is now one of only 234 certified HSM Haircutters in the U.S. Although she said the course was “challenging,”...

‘Knock on Wood’ entertains at Northborough library

Northborough – Several dozen people, young and young at heart attended a concert by the duo “Knock on Wood” May 16 as part of the Northborough Free Library’s Spring Music Series. The high-energy acoustic folk-rock duo, combining witty banter, original music and covers of classic rock bands such as the Beatles and the Kinks, offered something for everyone. Members...