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Whitin Community Center: CLOSED

Dear WCC Community,

We are living in unprecedented times where guidance and directives are changing rapidly. On Friday, we thought we were able to stay open as long as we practiced stringent cleaning and handwashing protocols. However, tonight Governor Baker order a restrictive public gathering plan that included venues like fitness centers to promote social distancing to influence the course of this aggressive illness and... Read More

Cancellation: Sutton Garden Club, March 17



March 17th Program/Meeting, “Tick Talk Update” by Mark Blazis—We hope to reschedule this program at a date to be determined in conjunction with the Grafton Garden Club.

Still scheduled:

April 21 Program/Meeting with speaker Karen Bussolini.

Further changes to our meetings/progra... Read More

TLGV cancelling programs through March and April

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) will be cancelling all indoor and outdoor meetings, workshops and programs through the end of March.

In addition, all indoor meetings, workshops and programs are cancelled through the end of April.

TLGV’s offices in Danielson are also closed to the public until the end of April. We will be continuing to work remotely on behalf of The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor. We... Read More

AREA CANCELLATIONS, schedule changes: ArtsWorcester and Greater Auburn Community Chorus (GACC)


For the next set of exhibitions, we plan to run gallery hours as scheduled. We have plenty of social distance between people during gallery hours. Sanitizing protocols for our few touchable surfaces have been in place for days (and you need not touch anything at all here), and we have excellent ventilation.

Public events MUST BE ADJUSTED:... Read More

COVID-19 Business Resources & Important Worcester Chapter Mentoring Update

In-Person Events Suspended; Worcester Chapter Online Support Available

 The health of small business owners, their employees and our network of volunteers is our top priority. Effective immediately, all SCORE chapters across the country have suspended in-person events, including mentoring sessions and workshops, until further notice.

Mentoring Sessions. All currently scheduled face-... Read More

Area CANCELLATIONS and changes

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Show 2020 – CANCELLED
Please be advised, the quilt show scheduled for March 14 - 15, at the Blackstone Valley Tech High School, Upton, has been cancelled due to the State of Emergency.


Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is aware of Connecticut Governor Lamont’s Executive order which bans gatherings of more than 2... Read More

Keith Polaina relishes role as executive chef at Samuel Slater’s

By Rod Lee

Keith Polaina may have taken a circuitous route to becoming executive chef at Samuel Slater’s Restaurant at Indian Ranch, but it was something he kind of expected to happen from a young age.

“When I was two years old I asked my mom for a kitchen set,” Mr. Polaina said on February 26th in the dining room of Samuel Slater’s. “My dad wasn’t too fond of that!”

Mr. Polaina is now thirty-eight years old... Read More

A Curious Trial

By Thomas D’Agostino

In typical New England fashion, the story you are about to read seems beyond that of plain fact, but such events are common in the strange and wonderful place we call New England. This account was reported in the Connecticut Courant, August 31, 1813. New England is famous for such incredible news and the most astonishing part is that it actually happened. The court heard the case of Simers vs. Wool... Read More

For Steve Mulcahy modular-home industry is about personal touch

By Rod Lee

What is a prospective homebuyer to do in today’s Massachusetts economy, when the median value of a single-family residence in the state is $426,330—according to Zillow?

Home values, Zillow reports, were up 2.2 percent over the past year. The Zillow website predicts that these will rise again—by 3.9 percent—over the next twelve months.

The median listing price in the Commonwealth stands at $414,900... Read More