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Art & Music Makers Festival

A new community event at Alternatives

By Magda Dakin

One of the fun markers of fall is the flurry of craft and holiday art fairs. One unique local event this season will be an Art & Music Makers Festival, being held at the Alternatives’ Whitin Mill Community Plaza at 50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Artists, artisans, musicians and an appreciative audience will gather on the plaza to be part of this experience. This new, one-of... Read More

ʽUncle Lou,’ GBI: Building on a dream

By Rod Lee

What could possibly be revealed about Louis C. Tusino that people already familiar with the man and his company---Guaranteed Builders Inc. (aka GBI-Avis Modular Homes) of Douglas don’t already know?

Given Mr. Tusino’s buoyant, colorful and engaging personality, there is a natural curiosity to dig deeper into the psyche of one of the town and the region’s pre-eminent businesspersons for more information than can be... Read More

Valley Bag Toss in third year

By Magda Dakin

Looking for something a little different, want to laugh and just have a good time, looking for something to do with a date and prove you know how to play sports? Here’s your chance!  Come join other teams of two and compete in the Alternatives Third Annual Valley Bag Toss. Start practicing now, build your skill at tossing a little itty bitty corn bag into the hole on a slanted board, and then compete on Saturday,... Read More

Face time!

Creative Strands Hair & Bodyworks

Sept. 23, 2016 Blackstone Valley North

Sept. 16, 2016 Routes 12 & 20

Sept. 9, 2016 Blackstone Valley South