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Letting go of road rage

By Barbara Van Reed

If there was anything that could enrage Christina Galeone, it would be to see someone driving recklessly. “I’d get really angry about that,” she says.

But there finally came a day when she thought: “This time I’m going to let it go. It is stupid to bring this rage forward and have it affect other people too.”

What followed was a poem entitled “The Road Ahead.” It invites forgiveness to rep... Read More

Award-winning director/producer Laurie Kahn visits Annie's Book Stop Worcester

Worcester, MA, February 12 – Friday, March 6, brings award-winning director/producer to Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street to discuss her latest documentary, Love Between the Covers, which follows the lives of five romance novelists.  Kahn will be at the bookstore from 7:00-9:00 PM, giving a multi-media presentation of what went into creating this film and story it tells.

 Between the Covers... Read More

Auburn Health & Business Expo set for March 24

AUBURN – The Eighth Annual Auburn Health & Business Expo will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks, at 754 Southbridge Street. This unique community event is free and open to the public and features business exhibitors from a variety of industries, including retail, service, health care, business to business, and business to consumer.

The Auburn Chamber of Com... Read More

Atwater-Donnelly, Traditional American Folk Music & Dance

Free, February 27, 1 pm, at the Dudley Senior Center                        

The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Ellwood Donnelly, present delightful programs of Traditional American and Celtic Folk Songs, a Capella pieces, old-time Gospel Songs, dance tunes and original works.  Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian Mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle... Read More

Whitinsville Wellness Center celebrates first year at new location

By Magda Dakin

The Spa at Whitinsville Wellness Center last week celebrated the first anniversary at its new location on the second floor of the Milford Federal Savings Bank, 1271 Providence Road, by hosting a huge Open House event. If you’ve never been, the spa’s surprisingly serene environment will relax you immediately. Spa owner Robin Allen said the Open House was a way to honor her customers and let them know their lo... Read More

They are telling stories

By Magda Dakin

For centuries the endless thirst for knowledge and entertainment has been satisfied by reading books, but the face of how we get and read those books has changed dramatically just in the last few years.

What’s changed is that e-books now account for nearly half of all fiction book sales. The e-book market grew exponentially from 10 million copies in 2008 to 457 million and continues to expand.... Read More

Genetic Counseling now offered at Cancer Center at Harrington

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Harrington recently added a genetic counselor to its cancer center staff, further enhancing the advanced oncology services offered to the community.

Asma Rashid is a licensed and board-certified genetics counselor, who has specialized as a cancer genetic counselor for more than 10 years. Rashid attended Mount Holyoke College for her undergraduate degree and the University of Arizona for a master’s in gene... Read More

Be a library "friend" in Oxford

The Friends of the Oxford Free Public Library group is holding their annual “Be a Friend” drive.  Your paid yearly donation helps to sponsor/fund the children’s programs and many of the museum/park passes available at the library.  We also provide much needed supplies for the library and staff that are not covered by town funding.  Donations start at $10 but any contribution is greatly appreciated.   Becoming a Friend is not an o... Read More

Especially for your Valentine

By Barbara Hickson

All professional florists take pride in giving you that personal touch and will hand deliver your floral arrangement, making sure they receive it safe and sound. Be sure to order early, sometimes waiting till the last minute it's hard to find exactly what you would like to send. Valentine's Day is an extremely busy day for florists and we all have ideas on what we will have for specials now.

Looki... Read More