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The Welcoming Lantern: warm light on Church St. celebrates 25 years

By Rod Lee

In a candid moment Patrick Moran would probably admit that he had no idea when he opened his gift shop on Church St. in downtown Whitinsville two and a half decades ago that the popular stop for candles, flags, folk art, prints, signs and a host of other nifty merchandise for the home and office would be celebrating a twenty-fifth Christmas season, in 2017.

  During a conversation the morning of November 28th, Mr.... Read More

Western Hotel Pizza & Tavern-- a warm place for a holiday evening

Western Hotel Pizza & Tavern a warm place for a holiday evening   

By Magda Dakin

The Western Hotel Pizza & Tavern is a great place to go for casual comfortable holiday dining in a warm, wood-appointed restaurant and neighborhood-style tavern. The tree is trimmed, and the holiday lights add a touch of seasonal spirit. Located in the village of Harrisville, part of Burrillville, Rhode Island, the restaurant has been... Read More

A happy ‘wrap’ for Blackstone Valley Christmas shopping

By Rod Lee

Kathy Tonry of Katalina’s Boutique apparently knows how to build on the momentum created by the recent “Shop Small Saturday” event in downtown Whitinsville and the “First Holiday Night and Santa Parade” in Uxbridge—held on back-to-back weekends.

Ms. Tonry’s idea is a first-ever “Holiday Shopping Scavenger Hunt” to be held on Saturday, December 9th starting at 10:00 a.m. Nineteen businesses are involved, in Sutton, So... Read More

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