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Scenes from Douglas Oktoberfest 2017

By Melissa Dumont

If you didn't make it to the best Oktoberfest in New England, I'm sorry for you! October 7 was a gorgeous, sunny autumn day, 75 degrees, not a cloud in the sky. Vendors from all walks of life, with amazing, colorful, useful, therapeutic products and services were smiling everywhere. You could buy luscious treats, you could deck yourself with homemade jewelry, you could arrange an appointment to get your hair dyed or... Read More

Merchants primed for fall, Halloween and the holidays

By Rod Lee

Sharen Doray thought for several seconds, wondering how to respond to a question about “what’s new with your business” when it is fairly obvious that at Ladybug Florist there is not a whole lot to add to “it is flowers for all sorts of occasions.”

Then, realizing that the inquirer wanted something to go with a story he was writing in advance of Halloween, Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday gift-buying frenzy,... Read More

October “Think Pink” campaign benefits The Cancer Center at Harrington

Southbridge/Dudley, Mass. – Sturbridge Coffee Roasters (SCR) will donate $1 for each pound of freshly roasted coffee purchased to The Cancer Center at Harrington Hospital during the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To commemorate our “Think Pink” campaign, coffee is being sold in special pink bags to further raise awareness. The campaign is running at both of Sturbridge Coffee Roasters’ shops in Southbridge and... Read More

Oct. 13, 2017 Blackstone Valley Xpress

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