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The site lives anew--on Facebook

By Rod Lee

Talking about the website and its reincarnation as a Facebook page last week, Carla Manzi acknowledged that the power of social media was too strong for her to resist.

This is not to say she doesn’t have some regrets. The website, a veritable treasure trove of information about Ms. Manzi’s hometown, is an impressive piece of work—built “from bits and pieces of Webster’s past” by a team con... Read More

Could Amazon fill your next prescription?

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

The online mega-business that virtually owns the book and e-reader markets, now has its eye on pharmacy. According to reports, Amazon is in the process of developing a mail-order pharmacy services which could offer consumers another option for filling their monthly prescriptions. In a recent article, USA Today wrote that “Amazon has been holding annual meetings on whether it should consider... Read More

No June swoon for busy South County attractions

By Rod Lee

It must be June. Evidence of this is everywhere, from the concrete bird baths, animal statuary, gazing globes, fire pits and bird feeders on display at Robbins Garden Center in Oxford to the imminent start of the Yuengling Summer Concert Series at Indian Ranch in Webster to the strawberries, rhubarb, tomatoes, cucumbers and greens that are now available with the opening of Charlton Orchards’ 2017 season.

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The Man Who Saw Hell

By Thomas D’Agostino

A Mr. G. from Webster contacted me in regard to some amazing accounts he witnessed growing up in Puerto Rico. He thought a few of them would make great stories for this column. After listening to him for a bit, I was in complete agreement with the accounts he related to me. Here is one of them.

As a young man, Mr. G. lived in a small village where everyone knew each other and were all very close... Read More

RI Hydroponics in Sutton promises growth and gardening

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

While everyone else is “going internet,” Tom Fox, owner of Sutton’s new gardening (growing) business, located on Route 146, chose to “go brick and mortar” following a decade of IT sales and marketing, traveling and working for corporate America at Anheuser Busch, Alashan Cashmere, American Partners and Oracle. 

“I’ve done upper level sales for Fortune 500 companies, selling million dollar pr... Read More

The whole gang was here for The Hole in The Wall Gang

Led and inspired by Traci Mercier, PA-C, provider at Harrington’s UrgentCare Express and her son, Nicholas, a cancer survivor, a 12-member team known as "Older Kids for Younger Kids" ran the Ragnar Cape Cod - a 200-mile overnight race from Hull to Provincetown May 12-13. The team raised funds for Ashford, Conn.’s ... Read More

Awed by the food on a sunny day

By Magda Dakin

On a Saturday of gorgeous weather, the 3rd Annual Wooed By The Food took place at the Whitin Community Center’s Whitin Park. “It’s a perfect day for this event,” said Jeanine Dionn, an activity director for the Northbridge Senior Center and actively involved in The Giving Tree project. “Last year we were standing here in the rain, hoping people would stop long enough to ask why we had a Christmas tree up in... Read More

Modern Day Explorers are Invited to EXPLORE The Last Green Valley

The Last Green Valley, Inc.’s (TLGV) updated, brand new edition of Explore, a comprehensive and complimentary Guide to Outdoor, Indoor, and Around Town Adventures in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor, is available now! Covering 35 towns in eastern Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts, The Last Green Valley is a destination worth discovering. Modern-day expl... Read More

Strategies for a safe workplace

“Pay attention to your surroundings,” advised Dudley Police Chief Stephen Wojnar at the Lunch & Learn seminar sponsored by the Webster Oxford Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Christopher Heights of Webster last month. He echoed that important message several times during his talk to members of the local business community.

The chief’s topic was Tips for a Safe Workplace. “It’s unfortunate that we have to deal with eme... Read More