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Vendors welcomed, Chain of Lights

Great news!  As part of Millbury’s Chain of Lights festivities, we have expanded our well-attended Craft Fair on Sunday, December 7.  Spaces are now available at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 17 Grove Street, Millbury.  If you are interested in reserving a $30 space, contact Jill Palmisano, [email protected] or 978-821-5261 as soon as possible. 


The Hay-wagon Craft Fair featured items fun and practical

by Magda Dakin

UXBRIDGE - In typical New England fashion, the Hay-Wagon Second Annual Craft Fair on October 18 was challenged a little by the recurrent rain, but the hardy vendors just covered their goods and smiled between the rainstorms.  Lined up neatly on the grass beside the parking area we found several rows of creative New England crafters and vendors ready for anything and willing to put up with “a little rain” to... Read More

Hometown Bank 125th Anniversary Open House

OXFORD, MA – As Hometown Bank’s 125th anniversary year draws to a close, the Bank will be holding a special Anniversary Open House at all branch locations on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate 125 years of community banking.

“Hometown Bank has been serving local residents as a respected community bank since 1889,” said President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt. “Along the way, we’ve g... Read More

Open House Planned for Webster Emergency Department

WEBSTER- Members of the Webster-area community
are invited to tour the new Remillard Family Emergency Department at
Harrington HealthCare at Webster on Saturday, November 22. A public open
house is being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on site at 340 Thompson Road.
Construction is nearly complete on the $8 million, state-of-the-art
facility, which features nine private exam rooms, a separate ambulance... Read More

Business Profile: Benoit’s Lighting


by Magda Dakin

LEICESTER - Benoit’s Lighting, conveniently located at the corner of Routes 9 and 56 in Leicester center, should be easy to find, but is hiding in plain sight. The quaint New England building housing the lighting showroom was actually a church in the 1800s and except for the missing church steeple, it still looks like one on the outside.

In keeping with the rules for historical buildings, the... Read More

How many pieces of pie can you eat?

Still time to donate to these worthy efforts! The Sunday School children at the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville have been busy this Fall.  The children have been conducting their Fall Fundraiser to benefit a local animal shelter.  During the months of October and November the children have collected  donations of pet food, toys and supplies along with monetary donations to benefit a local animal shelter.

The... Read More

Hometown Bank: “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”

OXFORDHometown Bank launched its 11th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign on November 1st with a challenge to local residents to help support local food pantries. Each year, customers and community members are invited to be a Hometown Hero for a $1 donation or a Hometown Superhero for a $5 donation. Hometown Bank then matches donations dollar for dollar and splits the... Read More

Best of Auburn Winners 2014

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – More than a thousand people voted for their favorite Auburn restaurant, retail store, car dealer, bank, and a host of other businesses in 27 different categories in the Fifth Annual Best of Auburn Business Contest, which was held during July and August. The winners were officially announced on October 8 at a breakfast meeting at the Pakachoag Church. The contest, sponsored by the Auburn Chamber... Read More

Prestige Salon purchases autoclave sterilization unit to ensure safe nail care

by Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – “Why didn’t you become a surgical nurse?” I asked Lorri Ducharme, owner of Prestige Salon, the hair and nail salon located at 137 Schofield Avenue.  She had just described her efforts to maintain the cleanest and most hygienic conditions possible for nail and foot care, including the purchase of an autoclave sterilization unit.

“My passion is what I do here,” Lorri said. “My energies are foc... Read More

Local author at Grafton Country Store

Uxbridge author Donna Mae will be at the Grafton Country Store for a story telling and   book signing November 9th, Sunday   from 1-3.   The  "sweet"  childrens book, Marshmallows Galore is appropriate for ages 2-6 and tells a whimsicle story of a young boy and his reaction when the  fluffy white treasure  falls from the sky. He will amaze you with his compassion and delight you with his need to share with those around him.   A b... Read More