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Bluegrass Jam helps Willow Brook hit the right notes

By Rod Lee

The “Bluegrass Jam” for which Willow Brook Restaurant on Hastings St. (Rt. 16) in Mendon is justly celebrated began to happen within a year or so of the establishment’s opening in November of 2009 and is still going as strong as a Bill Monroe or Hank Williams tune that lingers on the ears.

But don’t think for a minute that there is anything one-dimensional about the Hackenson family’s Tuesday-through-Sunday operation... Read More

Band camps are music to area youngsters’ ears

By Rod Lee

There’s just no telling where the next Adele, Jimi Hendrix, Don Henley or Keith Urban might come from. Maybe an obscure street corner like some of the winners of American Idol or The Voice; perhaps a talent show at the local high school or from a performance at a neighborhood church or concert hall.

Meanwhile, Blackstone Valley Music in Uxbridge is doing its part to point young... Read More

Auburn Health & Business Expo set for March 28

Free and open to the public

More than 50 businesses from many industries, including healthcare, retail, and finance will exhibit their products and services at the Tenth Annual Health & Business Expo presented by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks on Tuesday, March 28, from 4 – 7 pm. This event is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare and bankHometown. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the... Read More

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