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Auburn is A-OK for merchants and customers they serve

By Rod Lee

Wherever one turns along the main corridors (Routes 12 and 20) that thread their way through the town of Auburn it is obvious that business is thriving.

That is certainly true at Bentley Pub, 602 Southbridge St.; attributable, Owner Jim Taylor said during the noon hour on May 9th, to “a great crew and great staff” that keep customers coming through the door for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.... Read More

Haddad Auto Detail celebrates 40 Years of “Making Cars Look Like New”

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Even after forty years in the auto detail business, Wayne Haddad, at the age of sixty, can’t help but say to himself, “I can’t believe how good this car looks” after cleaning one with his bare hands. For the third year in a row he and his team have earned Worcester Magazine’s Best Auto Detailing of Worcester, an honor made possible by old school practices and young person attitudes.

Haddad’s... Read More

Delray Doc’s is ready for a sizzling summer

By Janet Stoica

Look no further than Delray Doc’s Fruit & Deli to make your summer the best ever. “I’ve invested in a new and very large van,” said Owner Darek Mikucki. “This gives us the ability to stock and carry all that we need for backyard barbecues - one of our newer services.”

Darek and his crew will take their premium products and goods to your location and take care of all the details for your family ga... Read More

Community Science Project - Bat Colony Study at Cormier Woods

Bats are mysterious creatures to most people.  Surrounded by myth and legend, we have come to fear their presence.  However, humans tend to fear that which they do not understand.  Bats are in fact a very unique mammal that play an important role in our ecosystem.  For example, just one bat can eat hundreds to thousands of insects in a night and they love mosquitoes, flies and mayflies. Unfortunately, populations in some species... Read More

Alzheimer's Partnership hosts free forum for caregivers

WHITINSVILLE, MA (May 16, 2018) -- The South Worcester County Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer a free forum on Friday, June 15 beginning at 12:45 p.m., at the Northbridge COA, 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville.

The forum will Noreen Shea, CDP, PTA, AD, B.S. Independent Certified Positive Approach to Care Trainer (CPACT). Noreen is also a... Read More

Milford Federal President and CEO, Cynthia Casey, announces retirement, Paul Gilbody CFO/COO, appointed

MILFORD, MA (May 2018) – Cynthia Casey, President and CEO of Milford Federal, has announced her retirement effective June 29. Casey has served Milford Federal for over 37 years, with the last 15 years in the role of President and CEO. Prior to her appointment she held various roles at the bank including assistant controller, controller, and senior vice president treasurer.


The Board of Directors of Milford Federal... Read More

The Crafty Nest moves from its perch to street level

By Magda Dakin

It’s spring and creative nests show up all over the area, including downtown Whitinsville. The Crafty Nest is a unique, literally hands-on studio where Miranda Osterman and Lesley Woods and friends guide you through making the craft projects and home decor of your choice.

It’s great place if you’ve never done crafty things before and equally great if you’re handy yourself but just don’t want to drag o... Read More

Mendon Senior Center has Friends in high places

By Rod Lee

John Grisham was there; Alice Munro, Barbara Delinsky, Sue Grafton, Anita Shreve, Howard Fast, James Patterson, Tom Clancy, even Better Homes and Gardens with “Home Landscaping: Plants, Projects and Ideas for Your Yard.”

Not in person but definitely in spirit.

On an early-spring weekend dampened by the snowy last vestiges of winter, celebrated authors were in abundance (in name only) on the second... Read More

Mother’s Day perspectives

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

It would be impossible to write about Mother’s Day without honoring the unique qualities that make our Moms, undeniably, our Moms. Have you ever perused rows and rows of cards to find just the right words, only to choose a flowery blank one so that you can write your own message? Or, on the flipside, the first card you reach for seems to say it all.

Every relationship is as unique as the sele... Read More