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The Douglas Farmers Market seeks vendors

The Douglas Farmers Market is a wonderful weekly farmers market held on the grounds of the historic E.N. Jenckes Store in downtown Douglas. Our 2015 Season is already shaping up quite nicely. We are excited to welcome back the amazing organic produce from Potter Hill Farm. We will have a weekly honey vendor, maple syrup, and hand made soaps. And new this year we are so excited to welcome a local cheese vendor and a new artisan br... Read More

The end of Life in the Fat Lane

By Ginger Costen

I have to admit that I’m getting the biggest kick out of surprising people with my 200-pound weight loss. It’s like I’m wearing a disguise and while the rest of the world looks the same to me, no one seems to know who I am.

Last month I was shopping at Price Shopper when I noticed that Webster residents Mike Finamore and his girlfriend Dianne Hunter were buying ice cream. I stopped and commented tha... Read More

Business profile: Barney’s Bicycle

By Magda Dakin

A Worcester icon since the early 1970’s, Barney’s Bicycle has served several generations of bicycle enthusiasts. Owner and store manager Peter Howard grew up in the store under the tutelage of his father, Barney, founder of the store.

“Many of our customers are bringing their children in to buy their first bikes with the nostalgic memory of having purchased their own first and subsequent bikes here to... Read More

East Meets West Fair promotes healthy living

By Janet Stoica

More than 60 vendors and several hundred visitors attended the 8th Annual East Meets West Health Fair and Business Bonanza held at the Bartlett High School gymnasium on Sunday, April 12. The Red Cross collected 25 quarts of blood and Dr. Dmitry Levenson of the Reliant Medical Group in Webster was the featured speaker.

Life Skills, Inc. and Page Chiropractic planned and presented the event, a fundrais... Read More

Harrington Hospital receives top grades from Healthgrades for patient experience and patient safety

SOUTHBRIDGE – Harrington was one of the nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country that were recently recognized as top hospitals for either patent experience or patient safety by the Denver-based Healthgrades rating company.

Harrington was also the only hospital in the greater Worcester area and South/Central Massachusetts to be selected in both categories.

The Patient Experience Awards were based o... Read More

A Day on the Blackstone

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the Blackstone River Watershed Association (BRWA) will host “A Day on the Blackstone.” The event will begin at Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s River Bend Farm Visitor Center in Uxbridge, MA with a 1 mile walk along the Blackstone Canal and will continue with a leisurely paddle from Stanley Woolen Mill in Uxbridge, MA to the Blackstone Gorge, Blackstone, MA (about 8 miles).

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Pro Automotive

By Magda Dakin

The brutal cold and snow this winter has been hard on the roads, and more especially on the cars that drive on them.  This year’s reports indicate the damage was worse than it’s been in many years resulting in huge car repair bills.  A recent survey reported in Consumer’s Report and conducted by Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America found that half of car owners from 20... Read More

Wooed by the Food!

WHITINSVILLE- The Whitin Community Center's Wooed by the Food will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 11am-4pm, in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park. This event will encompass a wide variety of Food Truck Vendors and Event Vendors from all around New England, with Kids Activities, Music/Entertainment, 50/50 & Raffles, Food Truck Fan Favorite Awards and more! Admission $5 per person, ages 5 & under are F... Read More

Goodwin Auto Detail

By Magda Dakin

“I love my job, I love the people, and I get to make my own hours!” Mike Goodwin of Goodwin Auto Detail smiles as he describes an average day in the life of a mobile auto detail specialist.

“It’s great to be outside most of the time and I’m not stuck inside at a 9-to-5 job. Now that it’s warming up people are thinking about deep cleaning their cars, sprucing them up for spring and I get to go all over... Read More

Capitol Siding makes the grade

By Janet Stoica

AUBURN – If you’re the customer, you are definitely Number One in the eyes of the employees of Capitol Siding & Home Improvement Company.  “Our dad, who founded the company, Mark (Moses) Sarkisian, Sr., instilled in us the value of our customers always being Number One,” said Mark Sarkisian, Jr., co-owner of Capitol along with his brother, Dale Sarkisian. “We’ve been in business for 63 years and recentl... Read More