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Next chapter: life in the fat lane

Eight weeks since surgery… 29 months since starting the Bariatric weight loss program… and the first Thanksgiving / Christmas season in twenty years that I haven’t gained weight. In fact, I’ve lost a total of 92 pounds since starting the program. No it hasn’t been easy – but it’s been worth every minute because I have more energy now than I’ve ever thought would be possible for me at the age of 63.

It’s been a month since... Read More

Enjoy the bubbles in your glass

The sound of corks popping is traditional with holidays and special occasions. But new brands have changed the perception of these products. Domestic sparklers, Cava, and especially Prosecco, have increased the use of these bubbly products throughout the year.

Prosecco, an Italian sparkler, began increasing in popularity during our recent recession. The affordable price point and fruit forward appeal have made this product... Read More

Bobby Hogan & Sugar Creek bring back their kick’n country music

Next performance will be on Friday, December 27, at 8:30 p.m. at J. Anthony’s Italian Grill

DUDLEY - The local country music band founded by Bobby Hogan back in 1994 had a great national run for several years, garnering awards that included Country Band of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. They opened up for names like Alabama, Toby Keith, and Billy Ray Cyrus.

“But... Read More

Robert Family, Indian Ranch Donate $205,000 to Harrington ED

WEBSTER, Mass., December 24, 2013 -- Webster residents and philanthropists Chris and Bev Robert, and Indian Ranch, the entertainment venue they own on Webster Lake, have donated $205,000 to Harrington HealthCare System’s campaign to raise $8.8 million to build a new Emergency Department at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster.

The $205,000 donation is the second largest since Harrington launched the... Read More

Gift cards that let you in on the gift

Gift cards and gift certificates have become increasingly popular for Christmas gift giving and virtually all stores and restaurants offer them. Most establishments sell their gift cards at the full face amount, noting that it's a fair value. That's true, of course, but there are some businesses that will make their gift cards a little more attractive so you will try them. Here are some of which we know.

Restaurant gift ca... Read More

Goya donates to Webster-Dudley Food Share

Goya Foods of  Webster has donated 20,000 pounds of food to Webster-Dudley Food Share in 2012-13. The company donates the food year-round, not just during the holidays.

The Webster facility, the distribution center for all of New England, is currently being expanded to include a giant freezer warehouse to store the Goya line of frozen products.

Manager Carlos Mangual and the entire staff are cordial and accommodatin... Read More

We Need A Little Christmas

The Rev. Janice Ford, Rector
The Church of the Reconciliation (Episcopal)
Webster, MA

Most of us have heard the Christmas song, “We need a little Christmas,” by Jerry Herman.  It’s actually from the play, “Mame,” and its upbeat tempo, easy lyrics and sweet sentiment make it a Christmas favorite for many.  The message in the song is simple.... Read More

Quinebaug Valley Singers Concert rescheduled

The 50 member chorus from north-east Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts is led by Music Director Nym Cooke of New Braintree, MA.

The centerpiece of these concerts will be the Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ (ca.1660) by early Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz.  Schütz, who composed this piece while he was court composer to the Elector of Saxony in Dresden, Germany, was a master musician, the most import... Read More

Leslie Reichert: The Secret Formula

by Sheryl Corriveau

Leslie Reichert has always been someone I looked to as the role model for a successful entrepreneur.  Founder and operator of The Back Door Vacuum and Homekeeping Shop since 1990, she has become not only our local green cleaning expert but Martha Stewart Living Radio’s cleaning expert, eHow’s cleaning coach presenter, and Kmart’s new cleaning coach as well.  Leslie’s proof of success is... Read More

Will Your Doctor Suggest a Statin?

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph.

According to some interpretations of the latest recommendations issued just last month by the ACC (American College of Cardiology) and AHA (American Heart Association), doctors may be recommending statins more often in days to come.  These new guidelines were released Tuesday, November 12, and are already drawing sharp criticism.  What’s new in these recommendations is the... Read More