Skip to main content

Recent Articles

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

A perfect picture on the wall

By Ed Londergan

Linda Sbrogna was inspired to begin her business as a result of something she overheard. While working as an administrative assistant at UMass Medical School, her manager asked if she would be interested in organizing an art gallery for one of the floors as part of a larger reception. An artist by hobby, she was very interested.

The day of the reception, a patient walked up to one of the art pieces a... Read More

Chronicle’s Ted Reinstein scheduled to speak at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce 38th Annual Meeting

Sutton, MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce its 38th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony which will be held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club located on 95 Armsby Road in Sutton, MA on Thursday, November 17th from 7:00am to 10:00am. 

This annual event presents a ‘year in review’, which showcases the Blackstone Valley Chamber’s achievements over the past year.  The incoming B... Read More

Webster Dudley Business Alliance celebrates 10 years on October 25

The Webster Dudley Business Alliance is celebrating their 10 year milestone at their Annual Meeting and Elections to be held on Tuesday, October 25th from 6-8 p.m. at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster, MA. Guest presenter will be motivational speaker Tom Ingrassia of MotivAct with a program called "Making a Difference Begins with You", focusing on how to clarify, set and achieve your goals, both personal and professional, mana... Read More