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Blackstone Valley Gyms

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

America is supersized.  It’s been said.   It’s been written.  It’s been done before.  We’ve chomped on Whoppers, driven mini-vans because we need extra room for our big things and bought homes four times larger than the ones we came from.  Our indulgences, though convenient, have come with a cost.

34.9% of us are obese, according to CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  American... Read More

Former cocaine addict John Golden to speak at family support group

A&E “Intervention” success story

John Golden, who achieved sobriety ten years ago through an intervention orchestrated by his family, has made it his mission in life to help others by sharing his story. Golden will talk about his recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism at the April 11 meeting of the Families Helping Families support group.

A Massachusetts native, Golden appeared in the second season of the A... Read More

Where dogs are always welcome

By Rod Lee

Nowhere is it less of a dog-eat-dog world than in the four legged-friendly towns of Millbury and Sutton.

Between them, Bark-n-Bubbles and Bark of the Town (both located on Riverlin St. in Millbury) and TLC Pet Haven on Rt. 146 in Sutton lay claim to years of experience catering to the care of some of their customers’ favorite companions.

All are in a stage of growth, evidencing the demand... Read More

Webster Five donates $2000 to Old Sturbridge Village

WEBSTER-- The Webster Five Foundation has announced that as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate $2,000 to the Educational Outreach Project at Old Sturbridge Village in central Massachusetts. Old Sturbridge Village is a premier learning center and museum showcasing life in New England during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. One third of visitors are students on field trip... Read More

The ghost of the White Bird

By Thomas D'Agostino

Charles Lindberg is credited for the first transatlantic flight after leaving Long Island, New York, on May 20, 1927, and landing safely in Paris on the 21st. This is pretty widely known in history but what is lesser known is that two pilots took off from a Paris airfield and crossed the Atlantic Ocean 12 days before. The only difference: They have never been found. The disappearance of L'Oiseau Blanc ... Read More

Charlton Optical – an eye on service

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Charlton Optical is a full-service eyewear business striving to serve the eye care needs of Worcester County patients.  Peter Maly, R.D.O., a licensed optician since 1988, has owned and operated the business for twenty-one years, and holds thirty years of experience in the optical profession.  Peter’s specialties include working with difficult prescriptions, customizing lenses, and performing techni... Read More

Blackstone Heritage Corridor releases Earth Day Cleanup Map

Woonsocket (March 15, 2016) – In celebration of Earth Day and its Trash Responsibly™ program, Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) contacted each community within the National Heritage Corridor to create a map of cleanup activities. After speaking with a number of town and city officials and volunteer groups, BHC discovered more than 25 cleanup events are in the works for this spring. “That’s a really healthy... Read More

George’s going strong in Mendon

By Rod Lee

Did George’s Surf n Turf really leave Providence Rd. in Linwood for Uxbridge Rd. in Mendon that long ago?

“Our twentieth season here!” George LeFrancois said on March 3rd, the second day of business in 2016n with cars pulling into the parking area right and left shortly after one o’clock in the afternoon.

“Or yesterday, depending on how you look at it,” he added.

The George’s that so many re... Read More

Craft workshops for a Joyful experience

By Rod Lee

The mere fact that Joyful Things is approaching its one-year anniversary on North Main St. in Uxbridge speaks volumes about Jamie and Joy Demers’ knack for creating an “antique/vintage/handmade” marketplace and workshop that is a different enough shopping adventure to ensure a steady stream of customers coming through the door.

The plethora of home-décor merchandise is certainly a main attraction for patr... Read More

Lowell’s Restaurant

By Magda Dakin

Whether you want to gather the family and go out for a good family dinner or enjoy a meal in a cozy pub area, a perfect place is Lowell’s Restaurant in Mendon at the Bellingham line on Route 140. The staff at Lowell’s makes you feel welcomed and appreciated from the moment you come in through the serving of your meal, each one helping to make your dining experience a pleasant one.

The well-lit dining... Read More