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Hometown Bank Announces Appointments and Promotions

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank has announced the following promotions and appointments, according to Vice President of Human Resources Norma Collins:

Vice President of Retail Kathryn Latour, who has managed the Bank’s Sturbridge branch off... Read More

Bradley Theater auditions announced


Sunday, February 8th, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Monday, February 9th, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Roles available for 5 multitalented actresses and singers ages 18 and older

Sister Mary Regina - Mother Superior

Sister Mary Hubert - Mistress of the Novices

Sister Robert Anne - streetwise tough nun from Brooklyn

Sister Mary Amnesia - very sweet nun, lost her memory

Sister Mary Leo - Young novi... Read More

Quinebaug Valley Singers begin spring season

All enthusiastic singers, whether new to QVS or QVS veterans, are encouraged to participate in this gala season.  This year QVS celebrates the beginning of their second decade under the direction of Nym Cooke.   The repertory for this concert  was chosen by the singers in a process of online voting from among the 130+ pieces performed at the spring concerts over the past ten years.  These “choice” selections wil... Read More

Call for grant applications

The Janet Malser Humanities Trust is accepting applications for the 2015 grant cycle. Ms. Malser set up the charitable Trust in order to support the arts and humanities, community service and conservation in the towns of Dudley, Oxford, and Webster, MA.

The causes for which funding will be considered include: “the restoration and preservation of historic sites; the furtherance of art and music in the schools, both public a... Read More

The Spa at Whitinsville Wellness Center

WHITINSVILLE – The Spa at Whitinsville Wellness Center invites customers and community to help them celebrate the first year in their new location at 1271 Providence Road, on the second floor of the Milford Federal Savings & Loan building.

Owner and manager Robin Allen said attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facilities, meet the staff, and learn about the many services they offer, such as yoga, meditation,... Read More

Webster parish offers free dinner to veterans

Late last year the Church of the Reconciliation, an Episcopal parish in Webster, felt called to begin an outreach to veterans in the Webster-Dudley-Oxford area.  The goal was to honor their service, but also to create opportunities for those who might like to have serious conversations about their service time--the challenges and concerns that may have surfaced since leaving active duty.   

The Rev. Janice Ford, Rector of... Read More

Family Fuel: today’s price is--

DOUGLAS – It was the day before Christmas and the weather was cold and rainy. But for hundreds of travelers along Route 16 in Douglas the day came with a special surprise:  the gas price sign at Family Fuels at 63 Main Street read $1.99 per gallon.  

Ray Whitehead, owner of the full-service gas station and convenience store, said he lowered the price of gas on Christmas Eve Day from the previous day’s $2.49 as a thank you... Read More

7 ways to love your pets

By Dr. Kelly Wolfenson Guay

And so our thoughts turn to spring's arrival, and love.  Here are tips on how to best love your pet and make caring for your furry friends a year-round valentine.

  1. Quality food makes a huge difference in our pets' health, skin, coat, and even stool quality.  Many pets develop allergies at any age to many common ingredients found in commercial pet foods.  Chicken, beef, and wheat are c... Read More

Grant writing workshop offered

WOONSOCKET, RI. , January 5, 2015 – Blackstone Heritage Corridor is offering a two-hour grant writing workshop on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  The program will be held at their offices located at One Depot Square in Woonsocket, RI.  The workshop is free and includes handouts and refreshments.

Focused on basic grant writing skills, the workshop will be presented by Charlene Perkins Cutler, Executive... Read More

The Crown and Eagle Mill

by Thomas D’Agostino

The town of Uxbridge was incorporated on June 27, 1727. It was primarily an agricultural community, but the bountiful waters of the Blackstone River proved too fruitful to waste. Large mills began to pop up along the river and before anyone knew, Uxbridge was a manufacturing hub between the cities of Providence, Rhode Island, and Worcester, Massachusetts.

One mill of significant importance was t... Read More