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CrossFit HammerMill

Training for strength the Olympic Way

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Gisele Bundchen’s catwalk across the Rio de Janeiro stage during the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony caught a bit of controversy, along with more than a few glances. Meanwhile, gym members of CrossFit HammerMill were likely doing what they do best—training like Olympians. 

Be it via Olympic Weightlifts, kettle bell work, short sprints, or partnered rowing, members of this strength-based “box” located on 26... Read More

An Inspiration becomes a reality for Ms. Almquist

By Rod Lee

Jannine Almquist has at least two reasons to feel proud of Inspiration Hair Studio & Day Spa, which she asserts is the town of Uxbridge’s oldest such salon.

  For starters, there is the fact that Ms. Almquist, a local girl and a graduate of Uxbridge High, bought the business from original owner Hope Bedard in 2014—fulfilling an ambition. The transition has been a smooth one. Not only is Ms. Bedard still part of an... Read More

Mendon’s 350th a time for smalls to stand tall

By Rod Lee

Do not be surprised if businesses like C.M. Allaire & Sons, Country Bumpkins and Yarn Garden trot front and center for the town of Mendon’s 350th-anniversary in 2017.

Or if such other enterprises as Alicante Restaurant & Lounge, The Blessing Barn Home Store, George’s Surf & Turf, The Head Shed, Southwick’s Zoo, New England Steak & Seafood, Willow Brook Restaurant, Mendon Greenhouse and of course “Miss... Read More

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