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Lee Gaudette, Dan Desjardin: Like father, like son

In reaching out to men doing business in the Blackstone Valley who are grateful for the influence their dads had on them, in anticipation of Father’s Day, Vibes found Gerald L. “Lee” Gaudette III of Gaudette Insurance Agency Inc. and Dan Desjardin of Dan’s Carpentry Inc. Both owe much to the men they simply call “dad.” And in fact, in both cases, to their grandfathers.

Mr. Gaudette is the third-generation president of an a... Read More

Learning the game is kids play at Blissful Meadows

It is not so far-fetched to imagine the next young golfing hotshot—a Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Paula Creamer or Michelle Wie—claiming Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge as his or her home club.

With PGA Class “A” Member Joe Griffin having recently returned to Chockalog Road as director of instruction, Blissful Meadows is putting fresh emphasis on grooming “juniors” (kids age six to fifteen) in the mechanics of th... Read More

Waiting game is par for the course

Blackstone Valley golf-course personnel have no such luxury as the little varmint known as Punxsutawney Phil to help them predict when they can open for the season, come spring.
Instead they have to rely on the judgment of seasoned grounds professionals like Michael O’Connell who is superintendent at Highfields Golf & Country Club on Magill Drive in Grafton.

I caught up with Mr. O’Connell at Highfields’ maintenanc... Read More

Local boy makes good!

If anything is apparent as Blackstone Valley dealerships rev up for Presidents’ Day 2015 it is
that Russ Rosborough of Uxbridge Auto Inc. knows cars like George Washington knew cherry
trees or Abraham Lincoln knew right from wrong.

He also knows what it takes to be a success in a highly competitive industry.

Staying power? Come 2018, Mr. Rosborough will mark forty years serving the region he calls
hom... Read More

Bentley Pub: 602 Southbridge Street, Auburn

Welcome to my new monthly column which will showcase my eating adventures at local establishments in South County, the Blackstone Valley, and surrounding areas.

 Over the past two years or so I’ve been writing about my adventures at area restaurants and sharing these experiences on social media to a very receptive audience.  While I don’t consider myself a critic, and I can’t tell you how to properly prepare... Read More

Vacation Bible School

WHITINSVILLE --The Northbridge Association of Churches is looking forward to an exciting week of Vacation Bible School July 13-17 at the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville.

The theme is "God's Love in Action". The hours are 9:00 am to 2:15 pm if your child chooses to bring a lunch and go swimming at the Whitin Community Center after the VBS program.

Children who are four years old through grade six can re... Read More

Taking a Bite Out of Lyme (Disease)

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

It’s Lyme-Time, that season in which we healthcare providers in New England talk a lot about that tick-transferred bacterial disease first identified in Old Lyme, Connecticut.  As a pharmacist I tend to interact with Lyme disease-related issues in several ways, including prevention, tick removal, symptoms and treatments.  Seeing that this is a disease contracted  by as many as 300,000 indivi... Read More

Cady’s Tavern

By Thomas D’Agostino

Cady’s Tavern in West Glocester, Rhode Island, has been a landmark in the town since 1810. Hezekiah Cady opened the stagecoach stop as a resting place for travelers along the Putnam/Providence Pike. Horses were changed while the riders refreshed themselves with food and drink. Sometime during the 1920s a fire destroyed the building and the enterprise was moved across the street. The remains of the orig... Read More

Possible bear sightings in Dudley

There have been several reports over the last two days of possible bears sighted in various parts of the Town.  Reports were received in the Flaxfield Road, Charlton Road, Dudley Oxford Road and Airport Road areas.  There are no reports of any threats to people or pets at this time.  The Massachusetts Environmental Police have been notified about their presence in our area.  The Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmenta... Read More

A place to live and work

By Ginger Costen

If you’ve lived in Southern Massachusetts since 1965 you probably remember them by their former name of Southern Worcester County Rehabilitation Center, Inc. or SWCRC. If you’ve driven down Morris Street in Webster and have seen all the vans dropping people off in the morning and picking them up in the afternoon, you may already be aware of some of the things they do.

As with most nonprofits, SWCRC... Read More

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