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Step up to the Walktober Challenge!

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) invites its members to step up to the challenge during the 25thannual Walktober.  Attend 15 Walktober adventures as a TLGV member, and earn your own Walktober Member Challenge T-shirt!  With over 190 unique listings, all you need to do is pick out 15 (or more) that tickle your fancy – and step up (or paddle or pedal) to the challenge.

Saturday, October 3rd is a great day to start, with 30... Read More

Stevens Mill redux

At the end of the day


A story about not being politically correct: Stevens Mill redux


By Ginger Costen

Sometimes putting up a good fight just isn’t worth the effort. It’s been a while since earning my BS in Business Administration but every now and again I think about something my accounting professor used to say.

“Going into business isn’t for the weak of heart or the braindead. You... Read More

The Jacob Whittemore House

By Thomas D’Agostino from Haunted Massachusetts

I am surprised the spectral encounters at Minute Man National Historical Park are not reported as much as one may have expected. From the day of April 19, 1775, to now, a stretch of thoroughfare from Concord to Lexington known as Battle Road has become an indelible mark in the forging of America’s independence. So powerful is the events that took place that fateful spring day... Read More

What can I do about my pet’s nasty teeth?

Dear Dr. Guay,

I have an awful problem trying to brush my dog’s teeth. My 8 year old female is so bad she refuses to open her mouth and puts up a fight. I tried a dog tooth brush and finger brush, and special dog biscuits from the vet.  Her teeth are now really bad and the vet wants to do surgery to clean them but I can't afford the cost. Is there an easier way to get this done? ... Read More

‘Tis the season...for Medicare Part D!

By Jason Poquette, Bpharm, R.Ph

Soon our green-garbed summer trees will be putting on their golden autumn apparel and covering our dying grass with a blanket of brilliant colors.  We can feel a bit of the nip in the air already.  Fall has arrived, bringing with her all the wonderful things we have come to expect of this time of year in New England: foliage, football and family fun.  And for our seniors, and anyone else eli... Read More

Celebrating 30 years: The Gift Gallery

The Gift Gallery in downtown Webster marks a major milestone this October: 30 years in business,   and it will celebrate the anniversary with a storewide 30%-off sale during the entire month. Whether the Gift Gallery is where you start shopping or where you end up shopping, each time you go you’ll find a plethora of choices for just about anything you want to celebrate.

Need a special something for a new m... Read More

Attorney Matt Blouin: He’s in it for you

By Janet Stoica

Oxford/Worcester –On the way to Worcester via Oxford Route 12 you see an approachable blue building past Happy Garden and next to the American Legion Post. Inside is a team of diligent practitioners of family law to call for events we have happily foreseen—or for those we did not anticipate. Matthew Blouin, Esquire, a graduate of Dudley Shepherd Hill High School, is the young associate there of Mark Lee, Co... Read More

It’s a-maizing at West End Creamery

Corn mazes bring a little bit of intrigue as well as fun to fall activities. At West End Creamery in Whitinsville, the 6-acre corn maze is the centerpiece of the family farm’s  weekend Fall Festivals.

This year the maze will honor first responders: police, fire, and emergency services.  Police, fire, and EMS logos are cut into the corn, along with a big “thank you.”

Winding through the maze can be a quick walk or a... Read More

Greenway Challenge winners of 15th Annual Adventure Race

Greenway Challenge Announces Winners of 15th Annual Adventure Race  

Woonsocket, RI - More than 360 athletes gathered in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Saturday, September 26 to compete in the 15th annual Greenway Challenge. The premier bi-state, 60-mile four-sport adventure race includes alternating segments of running, street biking, river paddling, and mountain biking. The Challe... Read More

Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders headlines BVCC breakfast

SUBSTITUTE Revisions from Barbara  Marylou Sudders oversees $21 billion of the state’s $38 billion fiscal year 2016 budget. “Public resources are precious,” she said in her keynote address at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting last month. “I take that responsibility very seriously.”

Ms. Sudders, appointed Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services by Governor Charlie Baker in... Read More