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Blackstone Valley Art Association embarks on a new season

The members and many community participants participated in  engaging events along the Blackstone River this Summer.  Plein-air painting with Mike Graves, sketching with Boston based Laura Sfiat, and several photo shoots were enjoyed by all those who came.  These events were funded by grants from Mass. Cultural Council and from Constellation Energy. Grants from both the Northbridge and Uxbridge Cultural Councils allowed us to hel... Read More

September events at Daniels Farmstead

In addition to Farmer’s Market every Sunday, 11am to 3pm, special events include, Apple Fest, September 22, with an assortment of apple products, from Apple Pie Contest to a tour of the 1870 Cider Mill and much more.

On Sunday, September 29th, the Antique Tractors Show begins at 10 am.To participate please contact Gary Smith , 774-573-0418 for details!

The Daniels Farm grill... Read More

UniBank supports Community Harvest Project with $10,000 donation

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank recently announced that a $10,000 donation was provided to the Community Harvest Project (CHP) located in Grafton, MA. UniBank’s donation will help the Community Harvest Project in their efforts to ease hunger and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to residents in need.

The Community Harvest Project is a non-profit farm that engages volunteers to grow fresh f... Read More

SHMPA group’s Inflatable Park is music to Old Home Day’s ears

By Rod Lee

There is nothing that says an already-popular and successful event has to stand on its laurels, even after more than a century in operation.

Rest assured, the town of Charlton’s Old Home Day Committee never falls victim to complacency, Old Home Day Director Kathleen Walker and Vendor Coordinator Heather Clements said by telephone last week.

Old Home Day in Charlton on September 2nd—Labor Day—will b... Read More

Nominations for Auburn outstanding citizen award now being accepted

John E. Riley served as Auburn’s town clerk for 53 years from 1922 to 1975. His wife Ethel served for 45 years as his unpaid assistant. During Mr. Riley’s tenure he also served at various times as town accountant, clerk to the Board of Selectmen, registrar of voters, and town civilian defense chairman.

The John E. and Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award was established in their honor by a town committee after his... Read More

Local volunteers needed for new endurance relay race

Glastonbury, CT - The non-profit Hartford Marathon Foundation, which produces 30+ race events throughout southern New England, has created a sustainable team relay race that spans 95 miles and three states.  RiMaConn Relay is a day-long endurance running event that will host three-member and six-member teams to experience a scenic course through 20 towns, starting in Lincoln, Rhode Island, running into Massachusetts, and then thr... Read More

For Bill Therecka’s Grille 122 and others, ʽFirst Daysʼ are time to shine

By Rod Lee

The unveiling of Grille 122 Restaurant and Bar in the Linwood neighborhood of the town of Northbridge in early July after months of hard work renovating the premises amounts to a personal triumph for Owner Bill Therecka—and a dream come true for customers who have been eagerly waiting for the establishment to open its doors.

Mr. Therecka’s experience in overcoming the many impediments that stood in the wa... Read More

Open Sky Community Services appoints new senior vice president

(Worcester, MA – July 25, 2019) Open Sky Community Services has announced its new Senior
Vice President of Community Services, Erica Robert. Open Sky provides services for adults, young adults, and youth with mental challenges, developmental disabilities, brain injury, substance abuse disorders, homelessness or other complex challenges. Robert will be responsible for overseeing more than 100 programs and approximately 2,000... Read More

Kelly Carey: Cherishing the Journey

by Christine Galeone

Have you ever pondered the concept of forever? Children’s fiction author Kelly Carey has, and her curiosity about the concept seems to have begun when she was a teenager.

“My friend and I were in a car when a song we loved came on the radio,” Carey recalled. “I squealed, ‘Turn it up! This is the best song ever.’ My friend’s dad scoffed…”

Although her enthusiasm for the song “She Blinded M... Read More

Rehabbed Felter’s Mill ‘home ʽsuiteʼ home for mix of tenants

By Rod Lee

For Denise Kirk, Laurie Vezina Desmarais and other businesspersons, taking up residence in Felter’s Mill on West Street in Millbury was like wrapping themselves in a favorite old blanket.

Or returning to a cherished childhood home.

“I needed to relocate and someone told me about this place,” Ms. Kirk said the morning of July 17th. “It’s been fabulous.”

Ms. Kirk moved National Gallery Framing... Read More