James McNally, owner of the Old Timer Restaurant, is recuperating after a fall. His family said he is now in rehab, and would welcome letters to: James McNally, c/o Fairlawn Rehabilitation Center, 189 May St., Worcester, MA 01602.
Jai Rezac, of Bolton, was named as one of Unsung Heroines of 2013 by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women. Rezac will be joining 82 other women from across the Commonwealth to be recognized for her outstanding contributions to her community and her work running Lucky Horse Equine Rescue.
"It is truly an honor to be able to honor her and all the work she has done. She is truly an inspiration as someone who does so much to save the lives of horses," said Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow).
According to information provided by the program: After college and extensive equestrian training, Jai Rezac renovated her family's farm into the show and training facility, Century Mill Stables. She hired trainers, added riding camps, Interscholastic-Equestrian-Association teams, and programs for deaf students. She supported the community through youth recreation programs and purchases from local businesses. As a girl, she rescued horses needing a second chance. She started Lucky Horse Equine Rescue to save nurse mare foals from slaughter; Lucky Horse has since saved and adopted over 150 horses.
Andrew MacDonald, of Bolton, an eighth-grade student at Applewild School, in Fitchburg, was one of two students who earned a first place at the Mass. History Day District Competition, for the group documentary entitled "Wannsee Conference: Planning for the Final Solution." The other was Greer Woolley, of Hudson, N.H.
Research on each entry began several months ago using both primary and secondary sources. The theme of this year's competition was "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." Massachusetts History Day is the state program for National History Day.
Andrew and Greer will compete in the Massachusetts state finals on Saturday, April 6, at Stoneham High School. Students who are successful in the state competition will represent Massachusetts at the National History Day finals, June 9 to 13 at the University of Maryland.
Berlin residents Noah Traylor, grade 8, and Nicholas West, grade 7, received academic high honors, and Shivam Sharma, grade 7, received academic honors, at the Fay School, in Southboro.
Mallika Govindan, of Lancaster, currently a student at Wellesley College, has been selected to participate in an...