Southborough residents in the news

Above: Southborough brothers Stephen and Korey Dropkin and their team captured the silver medal at the Curling Junior Nationals in Fairbanks, Alaska (photo from Facebook)

From vintage snow mobiles, to hamburgers, to helping those in need, Southborough residents do some pretty cool things. Here’s a round up of residents who have made the news for recent endeavors. If you know of any I missed, given them a shout out in the comments.

Encaustic demonstration Feb. 17 in Marlborough (Metrowest Daily News)
Post Road Art Center welcomes Catherine M. Weber at the Post on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to demonstrate encaustic techniques. Weber is an award-winning poet and collage artist who creates art and poetry to celebrate the natural world and humanity. (read more)

Local student delivers medical care to Nicaraguans (Community Advocate)
Jennifer Weber of Southborough was among an interdisciplinary team of Quinnipiac University health sciences students who visited Nicaragua in January to deliver medical care and host educational presentations for local people in and near the City of León. (read more)

Southborough man helps a girl who never stops smiling (Metrowest Daily News)
It was a bright Easter Sunday last spring when, after finishing an Easter egg hunt outside her father’s Chelmsford home, 8-year-old Bella Tucker began to shiver. Her family was about to go see some relatives, so her dad told her to throw on a sweatshirt and hop in the car. (read more)

Old sleds, new snow, cool rides: Vintage snowmobiles hit the trails (Worcester Telegram)
Andy Holland of Southboro, president of the Massachusetts Vintage Snowmobile Club, sported a leopard-skin seat on his 1972 440 Panther. “It was the style of the ’70s. There were different colors for different years,” he said. (read more)

Five Guys Burgers opens to rave reviews in Hanover (The Enterprise)
“Once you start eating here, you can tell the difference between eating a fresh burger and a frozen burger from another restaurant,” said co-owner Rich Valarioti of Southboro. For Valarioti and partner Bob Zinck of Marlboro, the Route 53 store in Hanover is their third Southeastern Massachusetts franchise venture. They opened Five Guys eateries in North Dartmouth in 2008 and in Seekonk in 2009. (read more)

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