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Public invited to presentation on Ballot Question 2

Region - The public is invited to an educational presentation about Question 2 on November’s ballot Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Harvard Cultural Collaborative, 7 Fairbank St., Harvard. Question 2 calls for a Citizens Commission to advance a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution for limits on campaign spending and corporate rights. The slide-show presentation...

2019 ATHENA Leadership Award call for nominations

Region - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 ATHENA Leadership Award, bestowed locally by United Way of Tri-County (UWTC). The award will be presented to a prominent leader in the MetroWest region who has volunteered to assist women and/or girls in achieving their full leadership potential outside of their daily job responsibilities. “It gives us great pleasure to...

Teen musicians take the stage to benefit pediatric cancer research

Region – On Thursday, Oct. 4, 13 local teens from Upton and surrounding towns, along with several Mendon-Upton Regional School District (MURSD) faculty members, will take the stage to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The event, the sixth annual “Teens Rock Out Cancer,” will take place from 7-9 p.m. at Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant St., Upton....

Marlborough retiree volunteers to enhance local watersheds

Paul Goldman Photo/submitted
By Jane Keller Gordon, Contributing Writer Marlborough - Marlborough resident Paul Goldman’s latest volunteer project is a collaboration with metal fabrication students from Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School to create two monoculars and earhorns for the Assabet River Rail Trail. For the project, titled “The Sights and Sounds of the Fort Meadow Reservoir,” will be completed in June 2019, when...

Applefest Apple Bake-Off ends in tie for first place

Applefest Apple Bake-off Winning Entries Photo/Melanie Petrucci
By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Northborough – There was serious business to attend to at Northborough’s Senior Center Sept. 14. Five judges convened to judge this year’s Applefest Apple Bake-off and the competition was fierce. The five judges were Rachael Koopman of Hays Funeral Home; Henry Squillante, president of the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center; Terri Locke, former school...

Wellness Gathering, craft fair at First Federated Church of Hudson

Hudson – The First Federated Church of Hudson, 200 Central St., will hold events in September and October. On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 12-4 p.m., there will be a Wellness Gathering featuring speakers presenting on various aspects of wellness. With so many baby boomers reaching the golden years, a market has arisen to satisfy their needs. There is a demand to...

Presentation on agriculture in 18th-century Massachusetts Sept. 25

Marlborough - The Marlborough Historical Society, 377 Elm St., will present “18th Century Agriculture in Massachusetts” Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Richard Gnatowski, who for many years was the miller at the Wayside Inn, will talk about agriculture in the community. He has many stories to tell but will focus on the late 1700s. This presentation will illuminate some topics...

Marlborough Girl Scout registration Sept. 26

Marlborough - Marlborough Girl Scouts will be holding a registration information session Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at the Marlborough Public Library, 35 W. Main St. Girl Scouting is for girls in grades kindergarten through grade 12. Stop by and register your daughter and learn how you can become a Girl Scout volunteer. Activities for the girls will be...

Kane and Moore present legislative update to School Committee

Rep. Hannah Kane (left) and State Senator Michael Moore present a legislative update to the School Committee Sept. 12. Photo/Melanie Petrucci
By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury’s Legislative delegation, State Representative Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury) and State Senator Michael Moore (D-Millbury), presented a legislative update relative to public education to the School Committee at their Sept. 12 meeting. School Committee Chair Jason Palitsch opened their presentation by congratulating both Kane and Moore on their efforts to expedite the successful legislative...

Shrewsbury couple plans fundraiser for granddaughter with alopecia

Abigail Blanchard with her mother Megan and younger sister Katie Photo/submitted
By Melanie Petrucci, Senior Community Reporter Shrewsbury – Losing one’s hair can be devastating, no matter what the cause. When it is a child that loses their hair, it can be even more traumatic. Abigail Blanchard (Abby), 7, suffers from alopecia, an autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair on the scalp and elsewhere on the body. Abby’s grandparents,...