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Staycationers enjoy August programs

By Christine Galeone

These days, many people are enjoying the great outdoors. They’re soaking up the sunshine, smelling the flowers – proverbial and otherwise – and loading up their vehicles to head for the hills…or the ocean. But there’s good news for staycationers too. This summer, in Grafton, there are a number of ways to get some fresh air, while having fun.

For kids, the possibilities are endless. The Grafton R... Read More

Rotary Club of Uxbridge installs new officers

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge annual installation of officers luncheon was held on June 16, 2015.   New officers, President Kellie Drew and Vice President Linn Doll Butler will begin their one year term beginning July 1, 2015.   

Kellie Drew has been in the banking industry for 24 years.  She is currently the branch manager of Webster First Federal Credit Union's Whitinsville office.  She has held this position for almost th... Read More

Pamela Zouranjian Connor named Director of Cancer Center at Harrington

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – June 29, 2015 – Pamela Zouranjian Connor has been named Director of the Cancer Center at Harrington HealthCare System. Harrington, based in Southbridge, provides comprehensive healthcare to the residents and communities of South Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut.

The two-story, freestanding Cancer Center, which was opened in June 2009, offers infusion and chemotherapy, hematology, and... Read More

Southwick’s Zoo celebrates 50th anniversary

MENDON--Southwick’s Zoo is celebrating their 50th anniversary with special monthly events all season long! July’s event is Celtic Cool on Saturday, July 11, featuring Celtic music and dancing within the zoo followed by an evening concert.

Celtic Cool’s daytime event will take place within Southwick’s Zoo and is included with the zoo’s regular admission rates. Visitors can look forward to guests, presentations, and shows th... Read More

Pink Hippy: holistic support for breast cancer patients and families

By Janet Stoica

Oxford -- Pink Hippy is a local non-profit volunteer group that is certainly one in a million.  Their mission statement is:  “A holistic support network for breast cancer patients, survivors, and their families.”

Pink Hippy was named for the pink color designated for breast cancer awareness and an acronym for each category of support:

Holistically minded for the whole person of body, mind, and... Read More

Free Summer Concerts

By Barbara Van Reed

Summer time is also music time in several of our towns. Oxford, Auburn, and Webster all have free summer concerts, thanks to cultural councils and business sponsors who make the events possible.


One day two years ago Joyce Sirard, chairman of the Oxford Bandstand Committee, happened by the bandstand and saw two people sitting there. She stopped to chat and discovere... Read More

On the Move: Aubuchon Hardware moves to East Main Street

By Barbara Van Reed

“Wow! This is the nicest hardware store I’ve ever seen.” This was a comment overheard from a woman entering the new Aubuchon Hardware store at the old Price Chopper Plaza in Webster for the first time.

Store Manager Kristian Remes is all smiles as he surveys the newly renovated 9,000 square feet of floor space that was the former CVS and Sleepy’s stores.  Aubuchon moved from its previous, smaller... Read More

Summertime and the Reading is Easy!

by Debra Horan, owner of Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, MA

Grab a couple of these great titles so you don’t get caught without something fun to read this summer!

Prolific author Stephen King’s newest release Finders Keepers is a masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far--a book about the power of storytelling, st... Read More

Warren Gibbs of Pelham, Massachusetts

By Thomas D’Agostino from A Guide To Haunted New England.

This is one of those stories you have to read to believe. But it is not only set in paper, but in stone as well. The story of Warren Gibbs is just one of the many strange tales of the Quabbin Reservoir region.

In early spring 1860, Warren Gibbs became suddenly ill. Neighbors attempted to assist in his return to health by bringing him cider to quench the stran... Read More

Millbury Health Care Center involves community

The word “Millbury” in the Millbury Health Care Center’s name is more than just a reference to its location. In fact, the skilled nursing facility has made it a mission to be a resource for the town’s residents.

“We are reaching out to the community of Millbury because it is important they, the townspeople, realize we are here for them,” says Kristine Binette, the administrator at Millbury Health Care Center.  “Gone are th... Read More