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Houlden Farm, fantastic at 40

HM-For 7/22/16

By Rod Lee

Tour Houlden Farm’s approximately 50 rolling and tumbling acres on Old Westboro Road in North Grafton in a beat-up 2004 Yamaha Rhino with Tyler Houlden and you get some sense of how far the operation has come since opening for business in 1976.

What Howard and Ruth Houlden began forty years ago, and still own, is now a multi-dimensional enterprise consisting of the fresh-grown vegetables that... Read More

Sclamo Home Furnishings

Business Profile: Millbury’s destination for appliances and furniture

By Magda Dakin

If you like supporting local businesses and are in need of furniture and appliances, then you’ve probably heard of the Sclamo furniture and appliance stores. Started by Louis Sclamo in the early 70s downtown Worcester, the stores have long held a special place in the heart of local shoppers. Louis started off his business as a TV and appliance guy who also repaired what he sold, back in the day when televisions still had... Read More

Chef Elaine, UXLocale set to debut with a bang

By Rod Lee

If the work Founder and Chef Elaine Pusateri Cowan and her large family have put into readying UXLocale is any indication, the Blackstone Valley’s newest culinary destination is going to be a success.

As David Kmetz points out in a press release he prepared for her, Chef Elaine and a large contingent of relatives—“moms, uncles, aunts, all pushing 80 I might add, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, friends and... Read More

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