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It’s peaches time at the orchards

By Magda Dakin

One of the many things we enjoy about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available at local orchards and farms stands. The taste and quality of a freshly picked strawberry, tomato, green bean or ear of corn doesn’t compare with those we get the rest of the year in the grocery store aisles, out of frozen packages or cans.

In August the bounty turns to peaches, nectarines (smoo... Read More

St. Mary’s Schools of Worcester

By Janet Stoica

When visiting St. Mary’s Schools of Worcester, a complete and truly distinctive platform of learning from Pre-K through grade 12, I was more than impressed with the enthusiasm and vigor of its wonderful staff. 

Principal Adam Cormier and parent Renata Lech were eager to talk about the school’s recent accomplishments and future goals.  The school has experienced a resurgence in student population afte... Read More

Calling all Auburn area WWII Vets!

By Janet Stoica

AUBURN – If you know a World War II veteran or are related to one of our Greatest Generation who lives in or near the Auburn area, the Chester P. Tuttle Post wants to hear from you.  In 2010, Congress voted to observe a “National Spirit of ‘45 Day” on the second Sunday of every August, to honor the men and women who were the heroes of the World War II generation.  August 11, 1945, was the day that President... Read More

Local film “Justice is Mind” to screen on August 18

Pizza Post owner Bob Leveillee plays Mr. Oxford

STURBRIDGE/OXFORD – Locally-produced movie “Justice is Mind” returns to the area to celebrate its second anniversary with a special event screening at the Cinemagic theatre in Sturbridge on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The movie’s writer/director Mark Lund and several of the actors and crew will attend the event, among them the leading actors Vernon Aldershoff, Robi... Read More

Annual Steamers at Sunset

UXBRIDGE: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce announces its Annual Steamers at Sunset held on Wednesday, August 19h from 4:30-7:30 PM at Blissful Meadows Golf Club, 801 Chocolog Road in Uxbridge.

The event features a Caribbean themed evening of golf, cocktails, food, raffles, games and much more. The night gathers chamber members and community together to celebrate the end of summer. A special feature of the evening... Read More

On the move

By Carl Achin

Trendz Consignment Boutique just reopened on Route 122 in Northbridge, after its original location in North Grafton was destroyed by fire.

Owner and Grafton resident Tracy DiRienzo explained how she got here. “Two years ago, I left my job with no backup plan and started Trendz. I woke up at three o’clock in the morning with a complete vision of opening up a consignment shop. It just hit me and I starte... Read More

Buffumville Dam Tour

Join a Park Ranger at 11:00am on August 9th at the Gate House Doors for an exclusive tour of the dam, inside and out.  Learn how the dam operates in flood situations, explore what the lake has to offer, and enjoy some fresh air! Buffumville Dam is located at 48 Old Oxford Rd, Charlton. You may call the office line for questions, no need to register, all ages welcome: 508-248-5697.

Open for business: The Cupcake Girl

By Magda Dakin

There’s a fun new place to go to at the intersection of W. Hartford Street and Route #122 in Uxbridge.

Need a special dessert or treat for the family, a contribution to the office party, cupcakes to show up your mother-in-law, or a little reward for a personal success? Then check out the cupcake display at The Cupcake Girl. It’s located right next to the bead shop Chevere... Read More

Calling all volleyball enthusiasts

Area residents are invited to participate in co-ed pick-up volleyball games on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Road Recreational Park in Douglas. Joe Cicero, member of the Recreation Commission tells us that players from all communities are most welcome to play.

Girls from Oxford, Sutton, Douglas, and Assabet high schools have been playing league volleyball in Douglas this summer.  “There have been opportunities for... Read More

The Indian Princess weathers the storms

By Ginger Costen

She may be only 15-years old, but she’s already made quite a name for herself. 

As most of us in Webster already know, if you’re going to be calling Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg your home, you’d better be prepared for a life filled with beautiful sunsets, serene mornings, still waters and an all-too-often major storm or two.

The Indian Princess paddle wheel boat began he... Read More