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Craft workshops for a Joyful experience

By Rod Lee

The mere fact that Joyful Things is approaching its one-year anniversary on North Main St. in Uxbridge speaks volumes about Jamie and Joy Demers’ knack for creating an “antique/vintage/handmade” marketplace and workshop that is a different enough shopping adventure to ensure a steady stream of customers coming through the door.

The plethora of home-décor merchandise is certainly a main attraction for patr... Read More

Lowell’s Restaurant

By Magda Dakin

Whether you want to gather the family and go out for a good family dinner or enjoy a meal in a cozy pub area, a perfect place is Lowell’s Restaurant in Mendon at the Bellingham line on Route 140. The staff at Lowell’s makes you feel welcomed and appreciated from the moment you come in through the serving of your meal, each one helping to make your dining experience a pleasant one.

The well-lit dining... Read More

Webster Five donates $4000 to Worcester Center for Crafts

WEBSTER--The Webster Five Foundation announced that as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate a match grant of $2,000, totaling $4,000 to the Worcester Center for Crafts. The Worcester Center for Crafts is one of the oldest non-profit institutions for craft study in the United States. Currently, it serves as the leading center for craft education, exhibition and entrepreneurship. The donat... Read More

Choose a gym in 2016

­­­By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

2016 is well upon us.  Our New Year’s resolutions ought to be in full motion by now.  We’re supposed to look good, feel good, burn fat, and Think Positive!  We’re supposed to let the 2015 negatives roll off of us like a nasty March rain.  We’re supposed to start out fresh, forgive, and forget.

Seriously?

I don’t mean to sound cynical. But I’m writing about fitness,... Read More

Valley Tech Receives $407K Equipment Grant

UPTON –  A Workforce Skills Capital Grant of $407,517 will allow Blackstone Valley Tech to make state-of-the-art upgrades to several programs without increasing the school's local-taxpayer-supported budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY17).

On Thursday, February 25, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced Valley Tech as one of 35 high schools, community colleges, and vocational training providers se... Read More

One Act Play Festival March 11 and 12

The One Act Play Festival on the Mumford is returning to the Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 60 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville. This fun-filled event celebrates community and the power of the theater to bring people of all abilities together! Seven different theater groups will be competing for prizes Friday and Saturday evenings, March 11 and 12. Performances begin at 7 pm, with an opening reception beginning at... Read More

Holy Week events at Northbridge Churches

The Northbridge Association of Churches will hold a Good Friday Service March 25 from 12:00 pm - l:00 pm at the United Presbyterian Church, 51 Cottage St., Whitinsville.  The public is invited.

The NAC Easter Sunrise Service will be March 27 at 6:45 am on the Whitinsville Town Common with refreshments to follow at Trinity Church. If inclement weather, the service will be at Trinity Church. The public is invited.
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Christopher Heights: Webster

Chamber Spotlight WDO

Recognizing that it’s time to leave the relative safety of the home and surroundings you’re accustomed to can be difficult, and making a different choice can be one of the most scary—and yet exciting—experiences in our lives. When you make that choice and decide to find a new home that is better suited to your current needs, Christopher Heights in Webster might be the perfect solution... Read More

ʽCurtain’ raising on a second store

By Rod Lee

If Patty Cloutier’s vision is accurate, “The Quiet Corner” of Northeast Connecticut is about to get a little noisier with the stampede of shoppers to a new Curtain Factory Outlet store opening in mid-March at 626 School St. (Rt. 44) in Putnam—across from Walmart.

  Long associated with the historic Rockdale Mill in Northbridge, Curtain Factory Outlet’s second location will build on the success of the orig... Read More

Zika Myths go Viral

It was Mark Twain who quipped that “a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”  Maybe lie is a bit too strong a word for some of the uncertain information about Zika virus that is spreading online. Claims that the virus is being transmitted by, or linked to, genetically modified mosquitoes released in Brazil in 2012 have been widely publicized. But other organizations commi... Read More

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