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The Big, Beautiful Bassoon

Bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs is performing a homecoming recital on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2pm at Millbury Baptist Church, 17 N Main Street, Millbury, MA.  A highly gifted artist who grew up in Millbury and pursued studies in Europe and US before moving to Charleston, SC, Ms. Nikolajevs will perform a concert entitled “The Big, Beautiful Bassoon.”  The repertoire features both humorous and poignant works for bassoon, piano an... Read More

Whitin Park Fall Food Festival

WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center is pleased to announce our newest event the Whitin Park Fall Food Festival! This Fall event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am-3pm, in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park, 60 Main Street in Whitinsville. The Whitin Park Fall Food Festival will encompass a wide variety of Food Truck Vendors and Event Vendors from all around New England, B... Read More

Autumn colors to peak during biggest Walktober Weekend

Walktober hits its stride this weekend with more than 60 adventures throughout The Last Green Valley. And it’s all happening as the national heritage corridor begins to hit its peak for fall foliage. The Walktober events will be engaging and fun and the scenery spectacular.

Walktober is in its 27th year and is a program of The Last Green Valley, Inc., the non-profit charged with promoting and advocating for the national he... Read More

Charlton Optical wins town business award

Charlton Optical and its owner Peter Maly are well known about town for the contributions they make year-round, and this year they received formal recognition for all they do. Charlton Optical was this year’s recipient of the Town of Charlton’s 2017 Old Home Day Business Award.  The award ceremony, held during Labor Day weekend, came complete with a plaque and formal citations from the Massachusetts State Senate and House of Repr... Read More

Art’s Service Station has a new, bigger, and better location in Dudley

By Janet Stoica

He must be doing something right, as Art Cournoyer has been repairing most every type of motor vehicle there is for the past 30 years and he’s the only DOT Inspection Station in this area, unless you and your car or big rig don’t mind traveling to Worcester.

“The town of Dudley was great to work with in refurbishing this building,” said Art, “but we did have to wait for the Mass. Department of Enviro... Read More

A small business in a small town – a short story

By Barbara Van Reed

A year-and-a-half ago Dawn Brule opened her Douglas Flower Shoppe on Main Street in Douglas, a friendly and colorful addition to the town’s small downtown area. A cart in front of the shop window carried flower baskets, seasonal decorations, and plants, suggesting the variety of flowers and gifts inside.

Dawn took courses to become a certified floral arranger. She joined a floral delivery service... Read More

5th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day

Milford Fall Family Fun Day: It’s the place to be Saturday, October 14!


The 5th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day is coming Saturday, October 14 (rain date, Sunday, October 15), to Milford Town Park, on the corner of Congress and Walnut Street, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Families, friends and neighbors of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy live music, games and prizes, moonwalks, balloon art, face p... Read More

Annual Fall Chicken BBQ for East Thompson FD

The East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual chicken barbecue on October 7th from 4pm-7pm (rain or shine). The dinner includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cranberry sauce, carrots, salad, roll, and dessert. Eat-in or take-out are available.Tickets may be purchased through any member or at the door. Proceeds to benefit station maintenance.

Adults: $10   Children 10 and younger: $6

530 East... Read More

Samples and coupons for holiday gift bags needed

Foxy Travel is getting ready for this year’s Shop Small Business Saturday shopping tour on November 25. Last year, a Foxy Travel motorcoach toured a group of shoppers to selected destinations throughout the Blackstone Valley.

A first step in the annual preparation for the shopping excursion is to alert local merchants that they can donate samples/coupons/discounts/small promotional items to be put in each bag the tour part... Read More