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Colin McCullough: helping people enjoy vegan recipes--one smoothie at a time

by Christine Galeone

Over the years, Colin McCullough has taught many vegan cooking classes throughout Central Massachusetts. At those classes, his students would ask for a book of the recipes he demonstrated. But there wasn’t one. He had searched for such a cookbook years ago and never found one that had delicious, healthy vegan meals. For both reasons, the Millbury resident decided to write a vegan cookbook. And the timi... Read More

No need to shake the sand from your sandals yet

by Christine Galeone

As summer winds down and kids go back to school, many people are settling back into their normal routines. But with Labor Day over, there’s no need to shake the sand from our shoes just yet. There’s still time to enjoy the warm breezes, the colorful flower gardens and an outdoor concert or two.

Likewise, local businesses and organizations have been easing back into the swing of things.  And they... Read More

Mendon Cultural Council Seeks Grant Applications

The Mendon Cultural Council is announcing they will be accepting grant applications for the upcoming year beginning September 1 through midnight October 15, 2019. Funds will be distributed for events supporting the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in our community.

Organizations, schools, and individuals may apply for funding. Applications are no longer accepted on paper, and must be completed online. To access... Read More

Harrington NEON 5K to Benefit Mental Health Services

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, August 27, 2019 -- Harrington HealthCare System has announced the return of its family-friendly 5K walk/run this September.

The Neon 5K fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 21 directly preceding the start of AutumnFest... Read More

Sunrise Detox: A new beginning for a building and recovering addicts

By Rod Lee

The Sunrise Detox facility in downtown Millbury has only been open for nine months but it is already proving to be a nonintrusive and thus welcome addition to the local business district.

Much of this has to do with the personality and operational style of Dennis Bates, who is the facility’s executive director.

A cordial and engaging man who has more than twenty years’ experience in the field, Mr.... Read More

Larry Spotted Crow Mann to speak at the Gladys E. Kelly Library

“They say that, we Nipmuc started as Sky Beings, without form, living with Manitoo in the Great Darkness.” So begins the Creation Story as told by Larry Spotted Crow Mann in his book Drumming and Dreaming. Reminding the reader that “As long as, We, the descendants of the First Peoples of North America are here, the Stories never die. They live in us and through us.”

And so Mann goes on to share th... Read More

2019 VCC Harvest Festival

COME JOIN US AT THE FAIR! The 2019 Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville, is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the Town Common in Whitinsville.  (The rain date will be Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM).

A 13 year tradition on the park common across from Village Congregational Church on 5 Church St. Whitinsville, MA.,VCC br... Read More

Blackstone Valley Art Association embarks on a new season

The members and many community participants participated in  engaging events along the Blackstone River this Summer.  Plein-air painting with Mike Graves, sketching with Boston based Laura Sfiat, and several photo shoots were enjoyed by all those who came.  These events were funded by grants from Mass. Cultural Council and from Constellation Energy. Grants from both the Northbridge and Uxbridge Cultural Councils allowed us to hel... Read More

September events at Daniels Farmstead

In addition to Farmer’s Market every Sunday, 11am to 3pm, special events include, Apple Fest, September 22, with an assortment of apple products, from Apple Pie Contest to a tour of the 1870 Cider Mill and much more.

On Sunday, September 29th, the Antique Tractors Show begins at 10 am.To participate please contact Gary Smith , 774-573-0418 for details!

The Daniels Farm grill... Read More