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Charlton’s Soap Box Derby on Labor Day

By Rod Lee

The 120th edition of Charlton’s wildly popular Old Home Day may be more than three months away but the early buzz for the many components of the celebration, including the Soap Box Derby, is stronger than ever.

“It’s a big event, the highlight of our year,” Kathleen Walker, who chairs the Old Home Day Committee, said.

Already loaded with such staple features as a road race, a parade, fireworks, a concert,... Read More

Douglas Farmers Market ready for June start

By Magda Dakin

Farmers markets are beginning to open all over the area. The Douglas Farmers Market opening day is Saturday, June 18. Yeah! We can’t wait for the opportunity to shop for really fresh greens, fruits, and vegetables. The market will feature many of the familiar vendors as well as newer ones sure to become favorites. A new feature this year will be “Breakfast at the Market,” which will consist of coffee, baked goods and... Read More

Willow Brook Restaurant: Comfort food and ice cream in a Colonial setting

The bend in Route 16 near Mendon’s downtown area has been synonymous with ice cream for more than 100 years, and today Willow Brook Restaurant keeps up that tasty tradition with 37 flavors of ice cream and some incredible special sundaes. With seating outdoors in warm weather and inside the rest of the year, Willow Brook is the place to come when you want an ice cream fix. 

Of course Willow Brook Restaurant today is much more than an... Read More

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