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The Ghost Of Aunt Lonnie Davis

This wonderful little story comes from the “Haunted Rhode Island” book and documentary and “Ghosts of Foster,” all part of this writer’s works.

Foster, Rhode Island, seems to command a great deal of attention on the subject of ghosts and haunts. Old maps show places of legend and ghosts that have secured their place in the town’s history. One of the more prominent figures is a woman named “Aunt Lonnie (some say Lannie)” Da... Read More

Change lives while having fun

Alternatives, one of Central Massachusetts’ leading human service providers will be hosting a Meet & Greet to mark the kickoff of its new initiative, Club 21 Blackstone Valley. The event is scheduled for  Wednesday, February 12, 2014 in the Heritage Gallery at Alternatives, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA.


Club 21 Blackstone Valley is a social club whose members include adults with developmental disabilities... Read More

Friends of the Simon Fairfield Public Library

DOUGLAS - The Friends of the Simon Fairfield Public Library in Douglas is mailing out its 2014 membership solicitation the end of January. This yellow flyer asks residents to drop off their completed forms and membership fees at the Douglas Public Library, 290 Main Street. Our Friends group needs you:

  • To help raise funds for the library’s renovation
  • To support and extend library services to a growing communit... Read More

Harrington Emergency Department Physicians Donate to Campaign

Contribute $62,756 to Fund to Rebuild Emergency Department

WEBSTER -- The Emergency Department Physicians at Harrington HealthCare System have donated $62,756 to Harrington HealthCare System’s campaign to raise $8.8 million to build a new Emergency Department at Harrington’s Webster campus.

“The reconstruction of the Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard will help us prov... Read More

Ramping up mileage for the WCC Half Marathon

WHITINSVILLE – It's time to start training for the WCC Half Marathon, a new event organized by the Whitin Community Center, which will take place on Sunday, April 6. Not ready to do a half marathon?

There are options for a 7K, family 5K walk, and a group relay.

“This event is mainly a fundraiser for the WCC, but it's also a way to get the community active,” said Megan Rogozenski, WCC Aerobics Coordinator. More than... Read More

Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation Announces 5th Annual Gala Event

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation Board of Directors invites you to share a dazzling evening of dining, dancing, and spirited bidding.  Join us at our fifth Annual Gala Fundraising Event, a

Semi-Formal Dinner Dance and Auction, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Overlook Hotel in Charlton.  Served to you will be a Duet of Petite Filet with a Red Wine Demi Glaze and Breast of Chicken with Roasted Shallot Sauce.  Keepsak... Read More

Savers Bank Announces Promotions and Personnel Changes


January 14, 2014—Savers Bank is pleased to announce the addition of a new employee to the team and the promotion of another employee.

Jessica Jimenez of Southbridge, previously an Assistant Branch Manager at Citizens Bank, has been hired as Assistant Branch Manager at the Southbridge branch. She has 6 years of banking experience and has closed over $15 million in loans. In her current job, she looks forward to hel... Read More


Tips for traveling with children

by Nancy Raymond

If you are traveling with children, here are a few tips to help make everyone’s vacation enjoyable.

1.  Let the kids help in the planning!  Kids love to feel important and after all, it is a family vacation.  Ask them to research the destination you are going.  They may become experts before you even get there. 

If cruising, le... Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease and Vitamin E

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), first described by German physician Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and so named in 1910, is a degenerative condition causing progressive memory loss affecting over 5 million patients in the U.S.  Incidents of Alzheimer’s disease rise with age, and with the number of individuals aged 65 years or older expected to double over the next 40 years, prevention and treatment are... Read More

Two women on a mission:

Editor's Note: Nancy Whalen of Worcester and Carol Lewis of Whitinsville have worked for seven years to establish  the Healing Heart Hospitality House, which will be for  families who have a critically ill relative in a Worcester hospital.  The city has two hospitality houses for families of cancer patients, but none for families of patients seriously ill from other causes.
Here, Na... Read More