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Hawk Hill Orchard promises apples instead of peaches

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Due to unseasonably mild winter temps, along with a frigid Cupid’s night (Valentine’s Day, 2016) the peach crop has been, well, cropped from the August landscape. Nevertheless, Kent Stowe, owner and operator of Hawk Hill Orchards of 83 Carleton Road, Millbury, has an attitude that’s ripe with optimism.

“We have plenty of apples for picking. I have a sixty percent crop. Last year we all had a heavy bloom,... Read More

‘Green living’ activist espouses foam recycling

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

She drinks Cumberland Farms coffee from a reusable mug, collects monofilament fishing line to reuse for fish habitats, and collects litter while walking along the Blackstone River trails.  She’s saved honeybees from “colony collapse disorder” and recently caught the attention of Bill Walsh, Executive Director of the Blackstone Valley Regional Recycling Center.  Bonnie Combs, Marketing Director for Blackstone... Read More

2016 Blackstone River Valley Greenway Challenge

Register now for Sept. 24 event.

Team registration has begun for the 16th Annual Greenway Challenge, the “Adventure Race Like No Other” in the Blackstone Valley.  The event is being held on Saturday, September 24 with a rain date of October 1.  As always, the Greenway Challenge will take place over a 55+ mile course through sections of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

The Whitin Community Center, 60 Main Street, Whitinsville, is this year’s presenting sponsor. ... Read More

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