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A Day on the Blackstone

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) will host “A Day on the Blackstone.” The event will begin at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s River Bend Farm Visitor Center in Uxbridge, MA with a 1 mile walk along the Blackstone Canal and will continue with a leisurely paddle from Stanley Woolen Mill in Uxbridge, MA to the Blackstone Gorge, Blackstone, MA (about 8 miles).

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Pro Automotive

By Magda Dakin

The brutal cold and snow this winter has been hard on the roads, and more especially on the cars that drive on them.  This year’s reports indicate the damage was worse than it’s been in many years resulting in huge car repair bills.  A recent survey reported in Consumer’s Report and conducted by Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America found that half of car owners from 20... Read More

Wooed by the Food!

WHITINSVILLE- The Whitin Community Center's Wooed by the Food will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11am-4pm, in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park. This event will encompass a wide variety of Food Truck Vendors and Event Vendors from all around New England, with Kids Activities, Music/Entertainment, 50/50 & Raffles, Food Truck Fan Favorite Awards and more! Admission $5 per person, ages 5 & under are F... Read More

Goodwin Auto Detail

By Magda Dakin

“I love my job, I love the people, and I get to make my own hours!” Mike Goodwin of Goodwin Auto Detail smiles as he describes an average day in the life of a mobile auto detail specialist.

“It’s great to be outside most of the time and I’m not stuck inside at a 9-to-5 job. Now that it’s warming up people are thinking about deep cleaning their cars, sprucing them up for spring and I get to go all over... Read More

Capitol Siding makes the grade

By Janet Stoica

AUBURN – If you’re the customer, you are definitely Number One in the eyes of the employees of Capitol Siding & Home Improvement Company.  “Our dad, who founded the company, Mark (Moses) Sarkisian, Sr., instilled in us the value of our customers always being Number One,” said Mark Sarkisian, Jr., co-owner of Capitol along with his brother, Dale Sarkisian. “We’ve been in business for 63 years and recentl... Read More

Volunteers needed

By Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – If you are looking for a wonderful and very satisfying way to serve the elders in our local community, Tri-Valley, Inc. of Dudley is waiting to hear from you.  The Dudley office packs and delivers more than 100 hot meals daily to the senior citizen population in the Webster and Dudley area.  Kitchen and driver volunteers are greatly needed to assist with the meal packing and delivery.

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Summer Fest call for vendors

WEBSTER - The Webster Dudley Business Alliance invites all local businesses, organizations, crafters, artists, food vendors and entertainers to participate in a free and open-to-the public Summer Fest to be held on Saturday, June 27th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the French River Park, located on Davis Street, behind downtown Webster. This family friendly event will be a kick-off celebration of the season and highlight the abundance of... Read More

Wound Care at Harrington receives Center of Distinction Award

CHARLTON, MA – The Wound Care Center at Harrington recently received the Center of Distinction Award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

The center, located at 10 North Main Street inside the Harrington HealthCare at Charlton building, not only achieved, but exceeded all clinical and quality benchmarks... Read More

Expo promotes natural living ideas

By Magda Dakin

Another gloomy winter day loomed as the Second Annual Blackstone Valley Natural Living Expo got underway in Uxbridge at the Community House in downtown Uxbridge on March 28.  But the falling white flakes did not dampen the spirits of the hall filled with happy vendors and interested attendees.  In addition to featured speakers and demonstrators, the rooms were filled with opportunities to learn about and int... Read More

Makens Bemont House

By Thomas D’Agostino

The Makens Bemont House, also known as the Huguenot House, is nestled among two other historic buildings owned by the Historical Society of East Hartford in Martin Park. It is bounded on one side by the Burnham Blacksmith Shop (c. 1850) and flanked on the other side by the one room Goodwin Schoolhouse (c. 1820). Of the three structures, the Bemont dwelling is the one of particular interest.

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