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Harrington to host color-themed 5K Walk/Run

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – In an effort to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, and enhance critical behavioral health services in the area, Harrington HealthCare System will host a 5K fun run/walk in Southbridge on Sunday, May 3.

Fittingly titled “Take a Mental Health Day,” the event will support the need to provide greater access to services across Southern Worcester County. Funds raised will support recent efforts announced... Read More

Douglas Octoberfest gives back

DOUGLAS - Douglas Octoberfest announces two ways it will be giving back to the community: the Octoberfest Grant Program and the Octoberfest Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Program: Each year a Douglas Resident is selected to receive a non-renewable $500.00 scholarship which is be used toward tuition or books at any accredited institution of higher learning. This Scholarship is no... Read More

Metacomet Land Trust presents program on Harmful Forest Pests

Sutton, MA--The Metacomet Land Trust will host a forest pest management program at its upcoming annual meeting in Sutton on Thursday, April 9. The program starts at 7 p.m. in the Selectmen’s room at the Town Hall at 4 Uxbridge Road in Sutton. Land and forest owners concerned that their trees might be harboring the Asian Longhorn Beetle or the Emerald Ash Borer are urged to attend.

The Asian Longhorn beetle has devastated t... Read More

Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Art Exhibition

The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is pleased to announce the third annual, district-wide, student art exhibition; Art Through the Ages: Live In Living Color! The gala event will feature over 3000 pieces of artwork from district students in grades kindergarten through 12. The exhibition is Friday, May 8, 5-8pm at Shepherd Hill Regional High School and includes performances by the Shepherd Hill Jazz Band and Women’s Choi... Read More

Apple Tree Arts: “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS”

GRAFTON, MA . Apple Tree Arts premiered “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS” musical on March 13 and 14, 7 p.m. at Grafton Middle School. Elementary school aged children from many local communities appeared in the musical.

Theatre goers took a ride on a magic carpet and met fascinating people like Aladdin, the diamond-in-the rough street rat; Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah; Jafar, the evil vizier to the Sultan; Sultan, the ruler of A... Read More

What’s the difference: marketing and advertising?

By Keith Carpenter

Over the years, I've worked with countless business owners and most don't understand the difference between Marketing and Advertising. Many of them have the tendency to group these two activities together. The reality is, they are quite different and most business owners are not doing them effectively.

If you can relate, I can help. I want to share with you the difference between Marketing and Adv... Read More

Searchin’ for St. Pat, finding Posh

by Rod Lee

St. Patrick’s Day in the Blackstone Valley may not mean parades like the ones that take place in Boston and Worcester, a widespread lifting of a pint at the local pub (there aren’t that many such establishments around these parts) or much of the other fanfare that accompanies celebrations of the life of “The Apostle of Ireland”—a fifth-century bishop and missionary around whom great legend is built.

In fa... Read More

Club 21 Blackstone Valley brings friendship, fun and so much more

by Christine Galeone

WHITINSVILLE – “What inspired me to participate in Club 21 Blackstone Valley program was very simple. It is in my DNA,” said Sela Rousseau, a Certified Local Pastor. Sela is one of a group of people whose lives have been enriched by friendships with Alternatives clients. Since February 2014, the Alternatives program has fought social isolation for its clients with developmental disabilities. At the sam... Read More

WDO Chamber of Commerce Kicks-Off 2015 at Annual Meeting

The Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce held its 67th Annual Meeting at Point Breeze Restaurant on February 3.

Outgoing president Mark Marzeotti summed up his two years in office with a list of initiatives the Chamber accomplished during that time. Membership rose by 55, a total 2,192 people attended 26 different programs, the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournaments made it possible to award $5,000 in scholarships, and t... Read More

Robert Cherry, M.D., Joins Harrington Physician Services

CHARLTON, Mass. – March 6, 2015 – Harrington Physician Services will be expanding access to its urology services with the addition of Dr. Robert Cherry, a resident of Charlton, this month. Harrington Physician Services (HPS) is part of Harrington HealthCare System.

Dr. Cherry joins Dr. J. Paul Reheis to offer comprehensive urology services across Southern Worcester County region. Patients will be able to make appointments... Read More