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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

Ladybug Florist features a beautiful flower zone

Business Profile

By Magda Dakin

Sharen Doray is one of those rare, lucky individuals who likes what she does, loves the fact that most people love what she does for them and is surrounded by beautiful flowers all day long.  Sharen, new owner of the Ladybug Florist shop on Main Street in Oxford, is enjoying her new expanded adventure into the flower world. 

Although she has an extensive background in flower design, having worked as an in-house... Read More

Pet Rock Fest says hot diggity dog to new home

By Rod Lee

Expect some cats and maybe a horse, rabbit or turtle to crash the 18th annual Pet Rock Festival on the Leicester campus of Becker College come September 11th.

But it’s mostly about the dogs, like Founding Partner Jeannie Hebert’s “Bella,” or “Bella Boo,” a Miniature Pinscher and German Shepherd Pointer who “sleeps with us, under the covers,” a relative lightweight at 48 pounds and even more so now at 43 because she is... Read More

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