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Visit Mexicali in Webster to help celebrate two years of success

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

On Thursday, February 23, Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill of 41 Worcester Road, Webster, will open its doors from 5:00 – 8:00 PM (snow date March 2nd) to celebrate a two-year anniversary that comes, first and foremost, with a sense of gratitude.

“I want to thank the community and everyone who has supported us,” said Manager Carlos Brambila.  “Being part of a community is all about hard work, friend... Read More

19th Annual Blackstone Valley Home & Business Expo

WHITINSVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS -- The 19th Annual Valley Home & Business Expo hosted by The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and presented by UniBank will take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00AM – 2:00PM at Northbridge High School Field House, Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville.

The Expo showcases the best the Valley has to offer and is the perfect opportunity to highlight your business, sell your products, and... Read More

Harrington Physician Services Adds Maternal-Fetal Medicine to Ob/Gyn Office

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA. – Harrington Physician Services (HPS) Obstetric and Gynecology practice in Southbridge is adding a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialist for patient consultations.

Dr. Ellen Delpapa, a UMass Memorial Medical Group board-certified MFM specialist, will be available at the HPS Ob/Gyn office, 100 South Street, Suite G05, to see any patient in need of an MFM consultation.

Maternal-fetal medicine manag... Read More

Bluegrass Jam helps Willow Brook hit the right notes

By Rod Lee

The “Bluegrass Jam” for which Willow Brook Restaurant on Hastings St. (Rt. 16) in Mendon is justly celebrated began to happen within a year or so of the establishment’s opening in November of 2009 and is still going as strong as a Bill Monroe or Hank Williams tune that lingers on the ears.

But don’t think for a minute that there is anything one-dimensional about the Hackenson family’s Tuesday-through-Sund... Read More

Band camps are music to area youngsters’ ears

By Rod Lee

There’s just no telling where the next Adele, Jimi Hendrix, Don Henley or Keith Urban might come from. Maybe an obscure street corner like some of the winners of American Idol or The Voice; perhaps a talent show at the local high school or from a performance at a neighborhood church or concert hall.

Meanwhile, Blackstone Valley Music in Uxbridge is doing its part to poi... Read More

Auburn Health & Business Expo set for March 28

More than 50 businesses from many industries, including healthcare, retail, and finance will exhibit their products and services at the Tenth Annual Health & Business Expo presented by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce.

The event will be held at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks on Tuesday, March 28, from 4 – 7 pm. This event is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare and bankHometown. Raffle prizes will be awarded through... Read More

Uxbridge Farmers Market seeks vendors

The Uxbridge Farmers Market is looking forward to an exciting FOURTH season. Centrally located on the Uxbridge Town Common on Court Street, we are looking forward to our returning vendors and are welcoming new participants for the 2017 season. The market has proven to be a great source for fresh produce, soaps and products to our community.  With the introduction of the popular Weekly Crop Baskets, the Uxbridge Farmers Market is... Read More

Tree House brews up a winner in Charlton

By Rod Lee

Their names might not by synonymous with the famed beer makers of the world, not as yet mentioned in the same breath as Sam Adams (and his heir apparent Jim Koch), Adolph Coors, Joe Schlitz or Augie Busch.

But wait. Greatness may be in the works for Nate Lanier, Damien Goudreau, Jonathan Weisbach and Dean Rohan—the young men who founded Tree House Brewing in a small barn on St. Clair Road in Brimfield two... Read More

The Last Green Valley seeks Spring Outdoors walk leaders

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is coordinating its second annual Spring Outdoors and is looking for walk and event leaders. Spring Outdoors launched in 2016 and was a great success. In 2017, Spring Outdoors will run from the Spring Equinox on March 20 until the Summer Solstice on June 21. 

Similar to Walktober, nonprofits and businesses can benefit by hosting a walk or event that will connect people to their organizati... Read More

Sutton volunteers span ages and activities

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Volunteering time to help others is not only a common ethical practice; it’s also medically sound.

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the health benefits to volunteering one’s time are substantial. On a mission to measure its precise benefits, researchers over the past two decades have found that “in addition to the positive feelings known as a helper’s high... Read More