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South Grafton PTO ʽLucky’ to have support of Pepperoni Express

By Rod Lee

Lakis “Lucky” Theoharis, who has owned and operated Pepperoni Express in North Grafton for nearly a quarter of a century, remembers how he became a benefactor of the South Grafton PTO (SGPTO) and all learning-related initiatives in the community.

“It started with a fundraiser,” Mr. Theoharis said on the afternoon of March 12th in his restaurant, which is situated in a former Burger King at 92 Worcester St... Read More

Fallon Health the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards

(Worcester, MA – DATE, 2019) Open Sky Community Services is pleased to announce that Fallon Health has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards to be held at the new AC Marriott on May 3 in Worcester.

“As presenting sponsor for the past seven years, Fallon’s continued sponsorship of the Gala speaks volumes about their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community,” said Ken Bates... Read More

Spring has sprung, businesses shake off the winter blues

by Christine Galeone

Spring has arrived. The days are growing longer. And that extra hour of sunlight seems to be shining on everything that needs a bit (or more) of spring cleaning.

But it’s also shining on things such as spring holidays, cheerful seasonal décor, sweet treats and more. Some Grafton businesses have been basking in that light. They’ve also been busy preparing for brighter days ahead.

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Crown Bakery and café rises to the top at new Grafton Street location

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Like the sweet raspberry filling of a Swedish Danish, Crown Bakery has settled into the former home of Mrs. Mack’s Bakery, which assumed the Grafton Street location for an impressive 89 years.

Following an overwhelming outcry from the community, Crown owners Ed and Jen LaPointe, who have operated the breakfast and bakery destination on Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester, since July 2017, chose to se... Read More

Glastenbury/Long Trail

By Tom D’Agostino

Some people believe that there are portals or gates that lead back and forth to places far removed from our plane of existence or understanding. Perhaps they are the thin veils between dimensions.  There are many who have come to believe that the area of Glastenbury, Vermont, might house such a portal in the woods, waiting for the unsuspecting hiker to unwittingly enter its opening. There happens to also... Read More

Ties that bind are special to Oxford UMC, Boy Scout Troop 147

By Rod Lee

In a rapid-fire and unequivocal expression of disapproval, the Mormon Church severed its century-old partnership with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization announced in October of 2017 that it would open its Cub Scout ranks for the first time to girls age five to ten.

That November, the Girl Scouts sued “Scouts BSA,” claiming trademark infringement.

No such ill will exists, however, betw... Read More

Whitin Community Center Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony

WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center’s annual meeting was held on Monday, February 25, 2019, at the WCC. The evening began with a beautiful spread of hors d’oeuvres and desserts by Whittier Farms that were enjoyed by the Board Members, Trustees, Corporators, Award Recipients, WCC Staff and Administration who gathered to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments.    

At the event, the organization was addressed with... Read More

Blackstone Valley Chamber tackles workforce skills gap and sustainability with innovative educational programming

Located in the historic Linwood Mill, which is geothermal, the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce (BVCC) is definitely walking the walk when it comes to innovation and clean energy.

BVCC was just selected as one of 5 local and state chambers across the country to receive an Economic Development grant from the US Chamber of Commerce. The grant allows the Chamber to implement a work-based learning program to help the loca... Read More

Unibank’s Carolyn Grider promoted to Vice President, Manager of Branch Administration

WHITINSVILLE, MA – Christopher D. Foley, EVP and Chief Banking Officer of UniBank, recently announced that Carolyn Grider has been promoted to Vice President, Manager of Branch Administration. In this role, Ms. Grider oversees and manages operations of UniBank’s retail division which includes 14 banking locations. She acts as the main liaison between the retail bank and all internal support departments.

Ms. Grider has been... Read More