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Dogs and Star Athletes

Northborough Patch looked around online to see what you're talking about and what's new in town.

Social Media Saturday is Northborough Patch's turn to look at what you're saying on the Internet. We're online, and that means we're online. A lot. All day. We look around, and we hope you're looking at us, too. 

Each week, we'll take a look at the interaction we've had with our readers as well as highlight questions, comments and thoughts you've posted on Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets throughout the week. You're out there and we're looking. We'll also point you in the direction of some new, or interesting, or both, pages you may not have heard about.

Highlights of the Week

Right now, 527 fans like us on Facebook and we have 386 followers on Twitter.

Do you love dogs? The Northboro Canine Rehabiliation Center has added a whole slew of photos to its Facebook page. The Center has many services geared toward keeping your dog as healthy and happy as possible. The latest photos have been added to the "Floor Exercise," "Swedish Massage" and "Hydrotherapy" albums on the page. Floor exercises are designed for dogs who are post-surgical or injured. Here is an example of how the Center borrows human physical therapy techniques such as forcing the dog to put weight on his affected leg to promote healing of tissues. Massage increases blood flow to the muscles to relieve pain and has other benefits as well. Hydrotherapy involves the dogs going into a small swimming pool. Here, they experience the support of the water and it greatly reduces the weight on their legs. 

is ready for Thanksgiving! Turkey cake pops just went on sale. See a photo of one on its Facebook page. Wait...what's a cake pop exactly? If you haven't heard of them, it is because they are a fairly new phenomenon. They are kind of like a cupcake, sort of like a lollipop and a little bit like a bonbon. Still confused? It's a ball of cake on a stick covered with a candy coating and edible decorations! Blogger Angie Dudley came up with the idea while experimenting with baking in her kitchen. Before she knew it, she was invited onto The Martha Stewart Show in the spring of 2008. Dudley published a book in 2010 that is available on Amazon.

Teamworks Northborough is star-studded! On its Facebook page, the facility congratulates recent triumphs of staff members. Carlos Fernandes, one of the facility's adult Indoor Soccer League (ISL) officials, has been chosen as the "ISL Official of the Year." Also, two staff members, Nikki Scott and Danielle Clifford have been named to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC)Their accomplishments did not stop there though. Clifford was also named MASCAC Women's Soccer Player of the Year heading her league in the squad. Scott has earned first-team Capital One All-District Academic Honors and was nominated for All-America consideration.

How Tweet It Is

Lots of check-ins and other ado about and some teaching jobs.

Nov. 18

revcoop Coop I'm at Wegmans (9102 Shops Way, Northborough) w/ 5 others 4sq.com/tZwlCK

MarketingLahn Lahn Bain I'm at JJ's Sports Bar (380 SW Cutoff, Northborough4sq.com/sZifPX

jakerocheleau Jake Rocheleau  I'm at Wegmans (9102 Shops Way, Northborough) w/ 4 others 4sq.com/tjne0y

angelaquitadamo Angela    I'm at Wegmans (9102 Shops Way, Northborough4sq.com/tr2xvj

livelovescrap Laura  Make a Holiday Keepsake Ornament Dec. 3 at Northborough Free Library: Northborough – Come and make a personal or...bit.ly/sOzfjo

keqingsong Keqing Song  going to wegmans northboro...seeing what the hype is all about. twitpic.com/7g21k1

WinchesterMass WinCentral  If & when u head out to Northboro, MA - chk out Bistro Limoncello Restaurant - bistrolimoncello.com

jcbeernews Jeff Cabral  Great place in Northboro (MA) - they just need a better #beerselection. Sam Lager was the only craft brew on hand. bistrolimoncello.com

waaf WAAF  A little fuzzy but this man just made a generous $2000 donation at JJs Sports Bar in Northboro with LB. #WaafSkate pic.twitter.com/YdcBgyXj

datboyJERM HERMan Kayne  Oh ok RT @Jhon_Gatti: NORTHBORO@IgnantEinstein @Sunny_Socialite @datboyJERM

IgnantEinstein Captain Planet  Northboro!!! RT @Sunny_Socialite: West Riviera! RT@datboyJERM Northmore Elem!!!! RT (cont) tl.gd/e8ccvi

jacquijade JacquiJadeODonnell  I'm at Wegmans (9102 Shops Way, Northborough) w/ 5 others 4sq.com/uXxu1U

Whitney34 Whitney McGann  Having culture shock over the offerings & size #cityliving (@ Wegmans Northborough Market Cafe) 4sq.com/sZXJ7u

SchoolSpring SchoolSpring  Physical Education Teacher, K-5, Long-Term Substitute in Northborough, Massachusetts bit.ly/uqRnxP#teaching #jobs #educationjobs

TonyMallozzi Tony Mallozzi  19 Winn Ter # 19, Northborough, MA | Powered by Postlets lnkd.in/PkwmU3

CentralMassNews CentralMassNews  Highway Garage Open Saturday for Tree Debris | The DailyNorthborough fb.me/1nRsTxFID

CentralMassNews CentralMassNews  Don't Miss Out on Northborough's Weekend Fun | The DailyNorthborough fb.me/1ra8LpwZb

SchoolSpring SchoolSpring  Non-Instructional Aide in Northborough, Massachusetts bit.ly/uS1gb9#teaching #jobs #educationjobs

steverunner steverunner I'm at Wegmans (9102 Shops Way, Northborough4sq.com/u2VQlD

SchoolSpring SchoolSpring  Grade 8 Science Teacher in Northborough, Massachusetts bit.ly/t9mfbp#teaching #jobs #educationjobs

ourclassifieds World Classified Ads Northborough, MA Home For Sale Northborough ad-for-free.com/classifieds/bo…

Nov. 17

ddefillippo David DeFillippo  CCHS Raider girls volleyball plays Barnstable HS for Div.1 Mass. State Championship, Sat. 11/19, 5 PM at Algonguin Reg. HS, Northboro MA.

Nov. 16

TheBostonDeal Boston Deals Get 1/2 off food at Sea Dog Brew Pub in Woburn or Sea Dog Steak & Ale in Northborough w/these deals: bo.st/t0H2At

jessejordan06 Jesse on WBEE  Big ups to my sister, Lisa, who is in Boston, hard at work at Wegmans Northboro! Guitars & Stars just won't be...fb.me/1lyd2w8NP

Nov. 15

yatown_news Neighborhood News  Stuck inside the box-Worcester Telegram #ShrewsburyStreet #Worcester yatown.com/news/Shrewsbur…

SportsSignup SportsSignup Northboro Southboro YFC of Northboro, MA is now protecting their players with KidSafePlus! Visit them at tinyurl.com/csyuw8h

xJesssicaReb Jessica SuperCuts in the new Northboro plaza is open! Working 12-6. Come get your hair cut.

Nov. 14

CaptionItWrite G. Cordova  Northborough resident supports and educates those with hearing loss ow.ly/7sekQ #deafness

Medical_Discuss Medical Discussions  Northborough resident supports, educates those with hearing loss - Join the talk at medical-discussions.com

HearUSA HearUSA & HEARx Christine Thompson of Northborough, MA goes out of her way to help with educating those with hearing loss: ow.ly/7sXIk

CentralMassNews CentralMassNews O'Connell Signs Letter of Intent with Oregon | The DailyNorthborough fb.me/J7iVb4yU

Nov. 13

Vicky9876543 Victoria Robinson Feeding your brain for health: The Northborough Free Library has invited Beth Colon, nutrition consultant and ow... bit.ly/vZz7f6

celebritybuzzon Pearl Jones Six Degrees of Northborough Separation, to Gordon Ramsay - Topix: Six Degrees of Northborough Separation, to Gor...bit.ly/v5ngjq

auntie_jenn jenna rostek @ @RedFraggle33 a wegmans just opened in northboro last month. we can hope. @kinz6

Nov. 12

cmarch Charlene  I'm at Wegmans (9102 Shops Way, Northborough) w/ 14 others 

Thank you for tweeting our articles athletesheart and 

Nov. 14

athletesheart Lawrence Creswell AED saves life of student ice hockey player northborough.patch.com/articles/becau…

Nov. 12

beccarter28 Becky Carter Food and Fun: JJ's, Wegmans and Growing Up in Northborough: Wegmans asked readers what their weekend food plans ...bit.ly/rXYJsz

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About this column: Social media's a pretty big deal to us here at Northborough Patch. We're online, and that means we're online. A lot. All day. We look around, and we hope you're looking at us, too.

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