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The Cloaked Minister

by Thomas D'Agostino

York Village in Old York, Maine, is a quaint little hamlet with buildings and legends dating back to the very roots of European settlement. In fact, the oldest known public building in America, the Old Gaol sits along Main Street overlooking all who pass by. 

There is also strange side to York Village: a side labored with personal ghosts and guilt. Take the case of Reverend Samuel Moody, or as h... Read More

What can your pharmacist do for you?

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

October is officially American Pharmacists Month. Well, at least it has been since 2004 when “National Pharmacy Week” (begun in 1925) was expanded.  I’m not sure assigning any profession a particular ‘week’ or ‘month’ is the key to promoting awareness.  Lately it seems ice buckets do a better job of that.  But for what it is worth, I am grateful for the career I’ve been allowed to p... Read More

Hats for Hope

The Fall chill is setting in and the Winter cold will be biting at our fingers and ears before long.  This time of year is particularly hard for those without shelter or struggling to provide their families with warm clothing.  Contribute to your local Hats for Hope organization and provide some relief to Massachusetts residents in need.

Beth’s Hats for Hope is a chapter of Emily’s Hats for Hope, started b... Read More

Boys and Girls Club Fundraising Month at the Ninety Nine Restaurants

We are excited to announce to you the Boys and Girls Club Fundraising Month at the Ninety Nine Restaurants now through Sunday, November 2nd.

All Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pubs will be participating with the donation efforts and Ninety Nine guests can help in the following three ways:

  • The Ninety Nine will donate $1 to the restaurant’s local Boys & Girls Club chapter when guests order the... Read More

Lost World Redefined with Bistro Eighty Ates

by Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – Dinner theater in Webster has now been realized.  At last, a perfect fall evening out in a cozy atmosphere, not too many distractions, a great play, and a delicious buffet.  Friday, October 17, and Saturday, October 18, promises to be a nice venue for a refined version of Ed Humphries’ Lost World play last seen on stage a year ago at Webster’s Town Hall Auditorium.  Indian Ranch’s banquet... Read More

The Vampire of Manchester, Vermont

by Thomas D’Agostino

An excerpt from the book, A History Of Vampires in New England by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson.

It seems vampires ran rampant among the New England people in the 18th and 19th centuries. Scores of families exhumed their loved ones in search of the ghoul that was taking their families from the grave. These people in many cases were well-educated citizens, some holding public po... Read More

Celebrate Halloween at Annie’s Book Stop

WORCESTER – On Saturday, October 25, Annie’s Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street will be hosting their annual Spoooooky Storytime event for Halloween!  And this year, even more haunting happenings are planned to make it a fun day for all ages.

11 AM–2 PM: Staff and friends of ABSW will read out loud their favorite Halloween stories for children ages 3 and up.

2–3 PM: A special reading by kids for kids, appropr... Read More

Grevy's Zebra Born at Southwick's Zoo

The staff at Southwick’s Zoo had a pleasant surprise Friday morning. After a long pregnancy, zebras have a gestation period of 13 months, the zoo’s female Grevy’s Zebra gave birth on October 2nd. The foal is believed to be a female, but it is difficult to get too close due to the mother’s protectiveness. This is the first zebra born at Southwick’s Zoo in many years, so everyone is very excited. The mother is very attentive, and b... Read More

On the move: Braman Termite & Pest Elimination

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – Local politicians and their representatives welcomed Braman Termite & Pest Control to Auburn at a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 11. The company moved its local office from 1023 Main Street in Worcester to a purchased and beautifully renovated building at 275 Washington Street in Auburn.

Braman Termite & Pest Control is a third-generation family-owned business. Owner and pr... Read More

Milestones: The Gift Authority Turns 3

DOUGLAS – The Gift Authority opened its doors three years ago in September along a woodsy stretch of Davis Street, Rt. 16, in Douglas. Today it has a loyal following of customers who've made it their destination for jewelry and gift items, coming from all over the Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

“At first people in town were a bit skeptical,” said Merritt “Pete” Tetreault, who along with his wife Veronica... Read More