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Annual Pound Auction Benefit

The Dudley Grange #163 would like to invite you to share in their Annual Pound Auction. 

Where:   The Black Tavern, 135 Center RD, Dudley, Ma

When:    February 11, Tuesday at 7:30 PM

What:     A pound of anything gift wrapped  - you can donate an obj... Read More

16th Annual Blackstone Valley Home & Business Expo

WHITINSVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS -- The 16th Annual Valley Home & Business Expo hosted by The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and presented by UniBank and Gaudette Insurance will take place on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10:00am – 3:00pmPM at Northbridge High School Field House, Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville.

The Expo showcases the best the Valley has to offer and is the perfect opportunity to highlight businesses, pr... Read More

Young at Heart trips scheduled

An overnight trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VA. is being offered  by the Young at Heart group in the spring.  From April 27 to May 1 there will be a 5 day trip  to Williamsburg.  The trip includes a guided tour of Fredericksburg, time in Jamestown, Yorktown, Monticello, and a full day at Colonial Williamsburg.    There are 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, a tour of a plantation on the James River, and many sight-seeing opportunities incl... Read More

The saga of supermarkets, as Shaw’s closes

It seems there’s some truth to the old adage what goes around, comes around this week in Webster and Dudley.

If you can remember grocery shopping in the 1960s and 70s at the former Big D, Park n’ Shop and Thrifty Markets in Webster and the A & P in Dudley, then you can remember life in the Webster, Dudley and Oxford areas before Price Chopper, Market Basket and Walmart.

The Big D Supermarket was located at the s... Read More

View From the Sidelines


Photos by Steev Riccardo

WEBSTER – Greetings sports fans! There is something truly special about high school sports that puts them on another level than say, watching professional sports or even college sports. High school sports may be competitive, but it’s mostly about kids having fun.

The way I see it, I have been very lucky to be in the position to cover and report on high school sports the las... Read More

February at the Dudley Senior Center‏

Regular schedule:

Mon: Chair Yoga is back with Joanne LaLiberte HHP., 10:30-11:30am.  Mondays except Holidays for 8 sessions. Monday March 10th is class #1.  Come join us it’s FREE. You are welcome to jump in anytime. Easy to learn!  With regular practice Yoga can help you feel great, and who wouldn’t love that? Spring is coming; give yourself a gift of better range of motion, so you can do more things wit... Read More

Alberto Mercado releases sixth book, Winds of Fall

WORCESTER –  On Saturday, February 22, from 2-5 PM Annie's Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street welcomes Alberto Mercado for a reading, signing, and speaking engagement to celebrate the release of his sixth book, Winds of Fall.

Mercado is a native of Puerto Rico who moved to Massachusetts in 1985. Over the years, he turned his hobby of photography into a freelance career. During an exhibition, he wrote up a f... Read More

Oxford Lions host Community meeting

Members of the Oxford Lions club welcomed area Lions Clubs to an open house on February 3rd. Lions from Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, Grafton, Leicester, Mendon, Northborough and Upton attended the event held at the Pine Ridge Country club in North Oxford. Guest speaker for the event was Richard Ferrucci the President of Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Foundation (MLERF). His organization provides grant funding to M... Read More

Harbro Auto voted #1 Used Car Dealer in Massachusetts

WHITINSVILLE, MA –On January 26, 2014 at the NADA National Convention, Harbro Auto Sales & Service reached a landmark when they were honored with the state award for the 2014 Dealer of the Year in the Used-Car segment by* Harbro is a part of an exclusive group of dealers who have won 5 consecutive years in a row at the state level. In Massachusetts Harbro Auto is the only dealer that has achieved this in the... Read More

Hint, hint, Valentine

by Becky Harvey

What am I talking about?  Once again it is that time of year that some people can’t wait for and others dread because they are unable to come up with ideas on what to buy their sweeties for Valentine’s Day.  Yes, it’s that time already.  Luckily for those who are looking to impress their heartthrobs, our area is brimming with businesses, large and small, that offer just the right special token of one’s appr... Read More