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One Act Play Festival March 11 and 12

The One Act Play Festival on the Mumford is returning to the Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 60 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville. This fun-filled event celebrates community and the power of the theater to bring people of all abilities together! Seven different theater groups will be competing for prizes Friday and Saturday evenings, March 11 and 12. Performances begin at 7 pm, with an opening reception beginning at... Read More

Holy Week events at Northbridge Churches

The Northbridge Association of Churches will hold a Good Friday Service March 25 from 12:00 pm - l:00 pm at the United Presbyterian Church, 51 Cottage St., Whitinsville.  The public is invited.

The NAC Easter Sunrise Service will be March 27 at 6:45 am on the Whitinsville Town Common with refreshments to follow at Trinity Church. If inclement weather, the service will be at Trinity Church. The public is invited.
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Christopher Heights: Webster

Chamber Spotlight WDO

Recognizing that it’s time to leave the relative safety of the home and surroundings you’re accustomed to can be difficult, and making a different choice can be one of the most scary—and yet exciting—experiences in our lives. When you make that choice and decide to find a new home that is better suited to your current needs, Christopher Heights in Webster might be the perfect solution... Read More

ʽCurtain’ raising on a second store

By Rod Lee

If Patty Cloutier’s vision is accurate, “The Quiet Corner” of Northeast Connecticut is about to get a little noisier with the stampede of shoppers to a new Curtain Factory Outlet store opening in mid-March at 626 School St. (Rt. 44) in Putnam—across from Walmart.

  Long associated with the historic Rockdale Mill in Northbridge, Curtain Factory Outlet’s second location will build on the success of the orig... Read More

Zika Myths go Viral

It was Mark Twain who quipped that “a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”  Maybe lie is a bit too strong a word for some of the uncertain information about Zika virus that is spreading online. Claims that the virus is being transmitted by, or linked to, genetically modified mosquitoes released in Brazil in 2012 have been widely publicized. But other organizations commi... Read More

Chili Challenge 2016 Postponed

“Unfortunately the WDBA board has decided to postpone the Chili Event scheduled for this Sunday due to lack of confirmation from participants. We will reschedule at a later date.”

The WDBA and Isador’s Organics of Oxford had been scheduled to host the 5th Annual Chili Challenge on Sunday, March 6 at the park Ave Elementary School in Webster. The proceeds were to benefit the Hand Fruit Program which delivers fresh, organic... Read More

The Nevermind Shop: Pop that rocks

By Rod Lee

Step into The Nevermind Shop on Milford St. in Upton most any Thursday and you are likely to encounter Owner Mick Lawless and immediately think “he looks like a Beatle or a member of The Byrds, Herman’s Hermits or The Dave Clark Five.”

This is no coincidence. The mop-haired image that came to be associated with those rock groups and others, including The Monkees—who were and still are a personal favorite... Read More

Goretti’s: The little market that could

By Rod Lee

Long before The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley came along as a bustling center of commerce that in part defines life in the town of Millbury there were the powerhouse factories that stamped the community as a mill village. Those and such recognizable landmarks as The Torrey House, The Asa Waters Mansion, the familiar brick-and-mortar lending institutions (MCU, Millbury Savings Bank and Millbury National Bank), the... Read More

Grafton copes with discouraging LPG storage ruling

By Christine Galeone

In 2015, the Town of Grafton faced major challenges. But despite controversies, the town’s personnel and elected officials have been busy, striving to face the challenges alongside the citizens. One of those elected officials is Craig Dauphinais, the chair of Grafton’s Board of Selectmen. He graciously agreed to give his insights into a few important issues Grafton faced last year. He also discussed a... Read More

Call for artists

The Auburn Cultural Council is once again preparing for its Spring Art Show – “Art for the Arts” show and sale to be held Saturday May 7 from 10-3 at Pakachoag Church . The show is free and open to the public. We invite adult artists and high school students in grades 11 and 12 from Auburn, as well as surrounding towns, to participate. We are looking for original framed works in these categories:Oil/Acrylic paintings, Watercolors... Read More