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Two new shows added to Yuengling Summer Concert Series at Indian Ranch

Webster, MA - April 29, 2019 - Indian Ranch announced that Gavin DeGraw will perform as part of the Yuengling Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA on Saturday, August 10th and Yacht Rock Revue will perform on Saturday, September 14th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 3rd at 10:00 AM; an Insider's Club Presale will take place Thursday, May 2nd at 10:00 AM at ... Read More

Thomas Palayoor: Exploring cultural changes through characters

by Christine Galeone

Thomas Palayoor describes Kerala, a state in the southern part of India, as a place with abundant natural beauty – including lakes, canals and coconut trees – that’s “carpeted by tea and coffee estates” and spice plantations. Growing up in a small village in Kerala, he was fascinated by many of his quirky neighbors and how their human nature was revealed in various types of social situations. “I have w... Read More

Food Truck & Craft Fair Festival rolls to Millbury High on May 19

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The Millbury Redevelopment Authority, a group designed to create opportunities to attract development in the town of Millbury and help revitalize its economy and cultural growth, will host its 4th annual Food Truck & Craft Fair fundraiser on Sunday, May 19, rain or shine.

The event will include approximately twelve food trucks, a variety of craft vendors, local bands, and... Read More

Voices will be lifted high for Chorus Director Deb Temple’s swan song

By Rod Lee

Infused by members from far and wide including a number of individuals from the Blackstone Valley, the Westborough Community Chorus (WCC) is the living embodiment of the truth of the expression “there is strength in numbers.”

With a cast of approximately one hundred, the WCC is one of the largest troupes of its kind in the state. Also one of the oldest continuously in operation—since 1971 (forty-eight yea... Read More

Merger puts Millbury Savings, bankHometown in lockstep for future strength

By Rod Lee

Only eight miles separate Millbury Savings Bank on Elm St. in downtown Millbury and bankHometown on Sutton Ave. in Oxford, but as of October of this year that distance will have been reduced to nothing—figuratively; and for all intents and purposes in an actual sense.

With an affirmative vote by MSB’s corporators (which was scheduled to take place on April 24th) followed by regulatory approval, an agreeme... Read More

Breakfast at Stephanie’s Upton

After five years of successful breakfast service in South Grafton, Breakfast at Stephanie’s decided to move their well-loved breakfast feasts to larger accommodation, just a little further down the street to 3 Farm St. in Upton.

“We were just too cramped in the old place and there was always a fight for seats,” says owner Stephanie Miller. The new location is just off Rt. #140 near Upton Center, about 4.8 miles from the fo... Read More

The Haunt of Indian Corner Road

By Thomas D'Agostino

Colonial Rhode Island was once scattered with sparse little settlements within the vast woodland. Even today, Rhode Island consists of more woodland than cleared areas where little hamlets lay nestled along the main arteries leading to and from each other. South County, Rhode Island, was a major trading region for the local Indians and colonists. The area is also strewn with memorials where major battl... Read More

Independent Massachusetts Hospital Systems launch Value Alliance

South Weymouth, Mass., April 11, 2019 – A coalition of ten independent Massachusetts health systems, including 14 community hospitals, have formed the Massachusetts Value Alliance (MVA) to enhance their efforts in delivering high quality, patient-centered and cost-effective care to their communities.

The member hospitals of the MVA collectively represent the largest collaboration of independent healthcare providers in the... Read More

BHC announces 2019 “Birding the Blackstone” program

Whitinsville, MA (April 15, 2019) – Volunteers of Blackstone Heritage Corridor’s Birding Ambassadors program are leading a series of free, guided bird walks at some of their favorite birding spots this spring. The “Birding the Blackstone” spring series is being led by volunteer interpretive birders Beth and Paul Milke who have been leading walks for BHC for the past few years and have developed quite a following of avid birders.... Read More