Police in Texas are asking the public for help in finding a thief they are calling “The Wedding Crasher.” The Comal County Sheriff’s Office has described the suspect as arriving uninvited to weddings, posing as a guest and then stealing gifts, according to a news release. Not only has The Wedding Crasher frequented wedding events in Comal County, but in surrounding Texan communities as well, and a local non-profit called Coman County Crime Stoppers has posted a $4,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s capture. Surveillance photos of the suspect were also posted on the non-profit’s Facebook. “Let’s not let her ruin anyone else’s special day and bring this crasher to justice,” Crime Stoppers posted. We’re guessing the thief now has a lot of duplicate kitchenware. Last month, a 12-year-old Ohio boy made a startling discovery while playing in a creek bed: a nearly eight-inch woolly mammoth tooth. The boy and his … [Read more...] about Bizarro Briefs: The wedding crasher
A Westborough manufacturing facility has signed an agreement to produce a foot ulcer product for Somerville-based company Podimetrics. The plant will add new manufacturing lines to increase its capacity as part of the new partnership, which was announced Tuesday at an event with U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, a Worcester Democrat, among others. The facility is one of 14 in the United States, China and Mexico owned by the electronics producer NEO Tech. Podimetrics makes a product called SmartMat for patients at risk for diabetic foot ulcers. A patient places his or her foot on the cellular-connected device for 20 seconds each day, transmitting data to the company to evaluate any needed treatment from a clinician. Foot ulcers can often progress to wounds and even amputations, the company said. More than 1 million diabetic foot ulcers occur each year in the United States, according to Podimetrics, which in May announced $13.4-million in Series B funding, which takes place after a company has … [Read more...] about Westborough firm partnering to make foot treatment product
By MediaNews Group | August 21, 2019 at 10:04 am More than 50 years on, REO Speedwagon still can’t fight the feeling. The group, formed in 1967 in Champaign, Ill., is still a rock ’n’ roll fixture worldwide, celebrating numerous anniversaries each year — including its chart-topping ballad “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” which turned 35 this year. And it certainly has a hit-filled catalog to lean on, ranging from rockers such as “Ridin’ the Storm Out” and “Roll With the Changes” to swoon tunes like “Keep on Loving You” and “Take it On the Run.” And with a memoir in the making, REO frontman Kevin Cronin is looking forward to telling fans more about those songs and the rest of the group’s classic history. REO Speedwagon plays Hanover Theatre in Worcester on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m., with Chelmsford’s Charlie Farren opening. A show at Hampton Beach Casino on Friday, Oct. 4, is sold … [Read more...] about REO Speedwagon still rolling with the changes
By Submitted article | August 21, 2019 at 9:36 am TOWNSEND — Parishioners of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Townsend are hosting their 24th annual Fall Bazaar on Sept. 7. There will be live music and singing by local talent offered by Silver Wolf entertainment. More than 28 crafters will set up tents to offer items from jewelry to alpaca wool, clothing, artwork, and more. The event features a Petting Farm and Farmers Market. Also, there will be games for all ages, featuring a giant climbing wall, sack races, face painting and more — kids play free!. There will be lots of fabulous food and legendary baked goods. The menu includes breakfast sandwiches, walking tacos, Dom’s sausage and pepper, Kayem dogs, burgers, homemade chili and baked beans, bbq brisket & pulled pork. Cooking is done by volunteers of the parish, with Sponsorship by the Knights of Columbus and Daughters of Isabella. Grandma’s Attic offers treasures donated by the community – … [Read more...] about Fall Bazaar set for Sept. 7
By Submitted article | August 21, 2019 at 9:52 am TOWNSEND — The Townsend Military Band will conclude its 2019 Thursday evening concert series on the Townsend Common on Aug. 29. Townsend Fire/EMS personnel will be selling hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, bacon cheeseburgers, and sausages with peppers and onions to benefit the Townsend Fire/EMS Relief Association. They also will sell cold soda and bottled water. It is hoped that several community groups and causes will be benefittng from some of the other concessions set up on the Common during the Aug. 29 band concert. A variety of home-baked goods should be among the other items available for purchase. The Townsend Military Band will open its concert at 7:30 p.m. by playing “Bravura” edited by Diller and “The King and I Selections” by Rodgers. The “St. Julien March” by Hughes, “Carousel Selections (Waltz, June Is Bustin Out All Over, A Real Nice Clambake, You’ll Never … [Read more...] about Band closes season with Aug. 29 concert.