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Senior Centers are partnering with Salvation Army


The Salvation Army is here to help serve emergency needs in the Blackstone Valley area. Services include assistance with food, clothing, utility payments and heating needs. To find out how we can help with your emergency needs call the Uxbridge Senior Center at 508-278-8622, the Northbridge Senior Center at 508-234-2002 or the Sutton Council on Aging at 508-234-0703.

Salvation Army seeking Bell Ringers

The Salvation Army is a holiday tradition for many in our community, even on the coldest of winter days. Volunteering at the kettle is a great opportunity for families and individuals of all ages. Raising funds at the kettle benefits neighbors who will need fuel, medical or rent assistance this winter. Can you give just TWO HOURS of your time? Do you need community Service hours for school? Walmart, Shaw’s and Market 32 are just... Read More

Christine Beauchaine: exploring the complexities of life through literature

by Christine Galeone

When you ask an author how a particular novel originated, the answer will vary. Some novels evolve from an intriguing character. Others start with a riveting story idea. And some begin with a theme that resonates with the writer.

For Christine Beauchaine, her most recent novel “Allison Forever” emerged from the latter of the three. “I’m fascinated with the whole idea that we only ever know other... Read More

Sue VanderZicht marks 25 years as a realtor with a new address

By Rod Lee

One thing Realtor/Broker/Owner Susan VanderZicht likes better than looking back on the twenty-five years of VanderZicht Real Estate is looking ahead to what the future holds in store.

Recently, that next horizon began to come more clearly into focus with a move from the firm’s previous home in Whitinsville to 119 N. Main St. in Uxbridge. VanderZicht’s new residence just north of the center of town is owne... Read More

Oxford Lions Club District 33A to sponsor a Shredding Event

Bring your documents, electronics and scrap metals. Paper shredding done on site. electronics and scrap metals will be taken away. Donations $20; $40; $60

For further information contact any Lions Club Member or call 774-922-4001

Sen. MoorehHighlights opportunities to serve on statewide commission

BOSTON – After learning of several vacancies, Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) is highlighting opportunities to serve on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women (MCSW).  The Commission was created in 1998 and is tasked to review the status of women and girls in Massachusetts, and to offer policy recommendations to improve equality and access to opportunities for all women throughout the Commonwealth  

“Thi... Read More

“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Grafton, MA, Oct. 7, 2019.  . Apple Tree Arts welcomes adults and teens 16 years and older to participate in open auditions for the musical “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, 6:00-8:30 p.m. at One Grafton Common in Grafton. Interested actors are invited to email Matt Mariner, creative dramatics manager at... Read More

At 80 years, Koopman Lumber is still about honesty, integrity and hard work

(First of two articles on Koopman Lumber & Hardware’s 80th anniversary)

By Rod Lee

Surely the symbolism of a claw hammer is not lost on those who are presented with Dirk Koopman’s business card.

Any of a number of objects representing Koopman Lumber & Hardware could have been chosen as appropriate window dressing by way of introducing the owner of a company that is now in its 80th year: a 2x4... Read More

TLGV awards $12,000 in Historic Preservation Grants

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) recently awarded $12,000 in grants to four local organizations to preserve, protect, interpret, promote or market historic and cultural resources. Since TLGV began awarding historic and cultural grants in 2003, more than $1 million has been disseminated to local organizations. For many the funding is the necessary step toward completion of their projects.

“These four projects are importan... Read More