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New home suits Rebecca’s Place 3 just fine

By Rod Lee

After having occupied several previous locations, Rebecca Tredeau may have found a permanent home for “Rebecca’s Place 3” at 3 Farm St. in Upton next to the Upton Senior Center.

Her current spot, in a handsome building retrofitted by Owner Tim Davidson, seems to fit the bill in all regards with seating for approximately 85 people in space that has been nicely divided between an area featuring a counter an... Read More

You’ve got a friend, at Millbury Savings Bank

By Rod Lee

The $80,000 and sometimes more that Millbury Savings Bank hands out to organizations, youth and senior-citizen groups and other nonprofits each year through its charitable-giving program does not begin to quantify MSB’s commitment to the communities it serves.

So says Judy O’Connor, executive director of the Millbury Senior Center. “My God, they are such a best friend, one of the best banking institutions... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene – October 2016

by Christine Galeone

Halloween is newly gone. For some of us, thoughts of the holiday bring to mind the cartoonist Charles M. Schulz and his beloved character, Linus, and his dream of seeing the Great Pumpkin.  For others, it’s more about the costumes, candy, décor and festivities. But there are other fall festivities here in Grafton and a couple of big dreams coming true.

One of those dreams is about to come true a... Read More

Local veterans invited to dinner at Point Breeze

For the past two years, the Church of the Reconciliation, an Episcopal church in Webster, and its Rector, the Rev. Janice Ford, has been offering free dinners to veterans in Webster, Dudley and Oxford twice a year. The goal was to honor veterans for their service, but also to create opportunities for those who might like to have serious conversations about their service time, as well as the challenges and concerns that may have s... Read More

Cranberries for UTI? Maybe Not

Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner.  Like others, I’m already anticipating a scrumptious feast including turkey, stuffing and of course, cranberry sauce!

But cranberry producers in Massachusetts might not be pleased with the results of a recent study suggesting cranberry products are really not effective at treating or preventing a UTI (urinary tract infection).  The study, published in the Journal of the American... Read More

Winners of the 5th Annual Chili Challenge

The 5th Annual Chili Challenge took place on Sunday, October 25th at the American Legion Post 184 in Webster. The event was hosted by The Webster Dudley Business Alliance and Isador's Organics of Oxford, MA. All proceeds benefited the Hand Fruit Program, run by Isador's, which delivers fresh organic fruit to elementary schools in Webster, Dudley and Oxford. Thanks to our judges Carolyn Wallace, Principal of Park Ave Elementary in... Read More

Today Charlie Daniels turns 80; will return to Indian Ranch in 2017

Webster, MA- October 28, 2016 - Today marks Charlie Daniels 80th birthday.To celebrate the occasion,  Indian Ranch  announced that the Charlie Daniels Band will return to Webster, MA on Saturday, September 9 at 2:00 P.M. The legendary performer has truly become part of the Indian Ranch family, having performed 25 times over the course of the venue’s 70 year history. Tickets go on-sale Friday, November 4, 2016 at... Read More

North Oxford Mills flooring solutions—old and new

By Magda Dakin

Trading on its unusual historical building and history, North Oxford Mills Carpet and Flooring inhabits the 165-year-old mill building at 3 Clara Barton Rd. in North Oxford. Take a walk through this well-kept mill building and you’ll see a combination of its history as a cotton mill in the mid-1800s and a carpet mill in the early 1900s.

The machines used to make braided rugs are still operating today... Read More

CW Medical of Worcester supplies a recipe for success

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

CW Medical Supply on Chandler Street in Worcester is a small business with big priorities. Founded in 1982 by Chicopee West Medical Supply, the business moved to Worcester in 2008 and was sold in January this year to Patrick and Alex Beret, French-American brothers who have managed a partnership peppered with ingredients taken straight from Le Marais Ste. Catherine, Paris, the fine dining... Read More

Auburn Chamber’s ʽBest Ofʼ bask in the glow

By Rod Lee

The words “they came, they saw, they conquered” were left unspoken but still very much on the minds of those present as winners of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce’s “Best Of” business awards for 2016 came forward to accept their framed certificates during a breakfast meeting at Pakachoag Community Church on October 12.

In doing the honors, Kristen Pappas, chair of the Chamber’s “Best of Auburn” committee,... Read More