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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

Auburn Towne Cleaners

AUBURN – Scott Johnson has always had the entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to run his own business, so about a year and a half ago, on Memorial Day weekend of 2012 to be exact, he not only bought the current location of the Auburn Towne Cleaners at 700 Southbridge Street, but also purchased two other dry cleaning stores located in Sutton and Uxbridge.

Even though Johnson, who spent 15 years in corporate America,  had neve... Read More

Screeching to a stop at the local Subway shop

by Ginger Costen

I guess it was inevitable, but who would have thought that the owner of a store established on the very premise of offering a “healthier, less fattening food” would be the first person to rain on my weight loss parade?

It’s been three months now since the Bariatric surgery and I’ve lost 103 pounds. At the end of December the nutritionist moved me up to level five, which meant I could start eating tw... Read More

Harrington to require unvaccinated staff to wear flu masks

SOUTHBRIDGE -- Harrington HealthCare System is requiring all employees, physicians and volunteers who have not received the flu vaccine to wear surgical masks when they come within three feet of a patient or are entering a patient room or an enclosed treatment area.


“Because of the spread of the flu in the area, we have instituted our masking policy,” said Edward H. Moore, President and CEO of Harrington HealthCar... Read More

What is Your Cost for Slow Computers?

At one point or another we all feel the burden of waiting for a slow computer. It usually happens when we are in a rush and unfortunately for us the time just keeps going.

A recent study of 8,000 desktop users by data storage company SanDisk revealed that much of our time is wasted waiting for a program to load. The study revealed that people in the US and UK spend about five days a year waiting for slow computers.... Read More

Pete's Picks

The 75th Clark Tournament will begin on Sunday, February 16 this year. The committee has been preparing for this milestone for the past three years and it will be a festive week on the campus of Clark University.Throughout the past 74 years, the local high school teams have been a staple in the tournament. It looks like Bartlett is in again and Shepherd Hill has to win at least 9 games and maybe 10 depending on what the other tea... Read More