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Get ready to be Wooed by the Food

WHITINSVILLE - The Whitin Community Center is pleased to announce our 3rd Annual Wooed By The Food to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11am-5pm. Wooed By The Food is one of the largest events we host here at the Whitin Community Center and it brings a fun and engaging community event to the Blackstone Valley for all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.

Our 3rd Annual Wooed By The F... Read More

Technology leading the way at Homefield CU

By Rod Lee

If anything is a constant in the financial-services industry, it is change. Nowhere is this more evident than at Homefield Credit Union.

Formerly Grafton Suburban Credit Union, the Homefield name was adopted two years ago as a better representation of the institution’s expanding reach in Worcester and Middlesex counties. As of this month, President and CEO Lloyd L. Hamm Jr. said, Homefield boasts over 12,... Read More

Spaightwood Galleries in Upton an art-lover’s haven

By Rod Lee

The little old town of Upton might be about the last place anyone would think of as home to a major art collection. But that is exactly the case in the presence of Spaightwood Galleries, owned and operated by Sonja Hansard-Weiner, president, and her husband Andrew Weiner, director.

Situated in the former Upton Unitarian Church at the intersection of Route 140 and Maple Ave., Spaightwood houses more than 9... Read More

Providence & Worcester Railfan Club & Museum still going strong after 40 years

By Janet Stoica

Milepost #55: that means Webster, Massachusetts, to any train engineer navigating his locomotive and convoy of railway cars through Webster’s downtown. Each street crossing that a train makes is preceded by a milepost marker and, the next time you’re stopped in Webster’s downtown traffic or at the lights on Main Street, you might have time to look to the left or right and you’ll plainly see a white marker w... Read More

Mexicali Grill Says ‘Thank you!’

By Janet Stoica

Giving back to the community is a goal for the owners of Mexicali Fresh Mex Grills. Brothers David and Carlos Brambila, owners of the Mexicali Grills in the region, have been successful with their restaurant business and want to share their good fortune with their customers’ communities. That’s where Lizzette Hernandez, office manager and community outreach manager for the... Read More

The Janet Malser Humanities Trust announces 2017 grant award recipients

The Janet Malser Humanities Trust recently awarded the seventh annual distribution of grants to various local non-profit organizations totaling just over $199,000.

The following are 2017 grant recipients: All Saints Academy, Webster; Bartlett High School Art & Music Departments, Webster; The Black Tavern Historical Society, Dudley; Blessed Backpack Brigade, Dudley; Captain J. Knapp Daughters of the American Revolut... Read More

Harrington HealthCare System to hold Social Worker Career Fair

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Harrington HealthCare System will hold a career fair Saturday, May 13 in Sturbridge for independent licensed clinicians.
The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Barn at Wight Farm, 420 Main Street in Sturbridge. Candidates should bring an updated resume and be prepared to interview. On-the-spot hires are... Read More

32st Annual Valley Friendship Tour at Alternatives

Alternatives’ signature fundraiser, the Valley Friendship Tour, will be held on June 3 from
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road in Whitinsville. Since it began over three decades ago, the Valley Friendship Tour has raised close to $2.5 Million in support of Alternatives’ services for individuals with disabilities in Central Massachusetts. With an outpouring of community support, last year’s 30th... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene

by Christine Galeone

Lately, signs of spring have been popping up all over the Blackstone Valley. Whether you hear the birds chirping outside while you’re drinking your morning coffee, or you see roadside forsythia bushes radiating their own kind of sunshine, you can’t help but notice them. But the signs aren’t limited to the natural world.

Harbingers of the season can also be spotted at many Grafton businesses. Lik... Read More

Malcolm Halliday retires on a ‘high note’ with premiere ‘Ode to Clara Barton’s Portrait’

By Amy Polumbo-LeClaire

Malcolm Halliday, renowned musician and artistic director of the Master Singers of Worcester, dazzled a wide-eyed crowd during an April 1 concert held at Mechanics Hall in Worcester.  Around the World in Forty Years commemorated the 40th year anniversary of the advanced choral group while serving as a farewell to a Kentucky-born musician who once begged his parents to help break a r... Read More