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Rust to Ruffles celebrates one year in antique business

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Lisa Caccialino grew up in the late seventies—when using her imagination to create a cardboard Barbie Townhouse with hand-drawn bushes on the side was customary.  Forty years later, she’s kept her creative vision alive via ownership and management of the antique shop, Rust to Ruffles. Distinguished by handcrafted items and numerous vendors who claim to “rescue items from the past,” the charming North Oxford... Read More

Lucas Douglass

By Thomas D’Agostino www.tomdagostino.com

This story is as it appears in our upcoming book on New England folk.

On December 5, 1895, seventy-two-year old Lucas Douglass was found dead in a snow-laden street in Ashford, Connecticut. He apparently died alone, cold and penniless, having never married and few relatives to share time with. He is buried in the Westford Hill Cemetery, a small... Read More

Do you know of a father-daughter business?

The Yankee Xpress and Blackstone Valley Xpress are preparing a Father's Day story highlighting father-daughter business teams. It could a business the dad passed on to his daughter, or one in which they work together, or both.We are looking for suggestions, preferably in southern Worcester County towns, including the Blackstone Valley. Please send suggestions to [email protected] to... Read More

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