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Boston restaurant scene ailing? CM and BV is thriving

By Rod Lee

With an article that laments the closure of such well-known Boston dining spots as L’Espalier, Durgin-Park in Faneuil Hall, Erbaluce and Cultivar, the Boston Sunday Globe of February 10 seemed to infer that the restaurant industry is struggling.

In Central Massachusetts and the Blackstone Valley, however, that is decidedly not the case.

Openings in recent months and years of first Galliford’s at th... Read More

WCAC hosts grand opening of new Webster Head Start Center

Webster, Massachusetts - Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. today hosted a grand opening celebration at its newly renovated Head Start Center, 116 School Street, Webster. Congressman James P. McGovern, State Senator Ryan Fattman, and State Representative Joseph McKenna were among the guests celebrating the $2.8 million dollar project.

"What an incredible day this is," said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis. "Thr... Read More

Quinsigamond Community College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic brightens area smiles

WORCESTER, MA—February 25, 2019— They say a smile is worth a thousand words and students at Quinsigamond Community College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, located on the college’s main campus (670 West Boylston Street, Worcester) are in total agreement. Since QCC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic opened its doors in 1972 (it was completely renovated in 1999), the college’s dental hygiene and dental assisting students have been delivering affordab... Read More

Lincoln performs the Eyelid Test

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A recent situation had me chewing on the question.

It should have been an ordinary Monday. The Patriots had just won another Super Bowl (nothing new here) and I had just taught my usual three Zumba classes. Perhaps my body was slightly fatigued (nothing new here either) and caused a routine task to go sour. Dog owners (more specifically, big-dog owners) can relate to an uncomfortable reality. Th... Read More

Grafton goal--bigger than ourselves

by Christine Galeone

Creating a healthy balance in our lives is something that’s important to most of us. But balancing the time we devote to our personal/family life and our work is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s also vital to balance the time we spend contributing to something bigger than ourselves and the time that we dedicate to learning new skills or ways to express ourselves. 

In Grafton, this month, busine... Read More

BVT students light the way

The Uxbridge Senior Center located at 36 South Main Street received an updated look to the outside of the Center with the help of the Blackstone Valley Tech students of the electrical department.  With the guidance of their teacher, John Mitchell, the students were able to replace five outdoor canopy lights and a spotlight for the Center’s outdoor flag.

The Center is so proud to collaborate with the BVT students.  The Blac... Read More

Crossin savors dual role with Homefield CU, BV Chamber

By Rod Lee

What amazing things change hath wrought over the past decade or so in the life of Daniel Crossin.

Born and raised in Grafton, Mr. Crossin is vice president of secondary market and mortgage operations for Homefield Credit Union at 86 Worcester St. in his hometown. As such, his commute to work these days is a lot shorter—and easier—than was the case when he functioned as a mortgage originator with the Harva... Read More

Rachel Odell Howe: surmounting a new type of challenge

by Christine Galeone

Rachel Odell Howe, the Uxbridge-based Momentum Fitness owner, instructor and personal trainer enjoys exhilarating sports, including snowboarding and mountain biking. Each week, she leads fitness bootcamps. But for the past few years, the athletic Uxbridge wife, mom and entrepreneur has been tackling a different type of challenge – that of becoming an author.

“When the idea for ‘Ripple’ first spa... Read More

BVCC hosts 21st Annual Home & Community Expo

Northbridge MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce announces its 21st annual Home & Community Expo-- the largest and most well attended event hosted by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, with Presenting Sponsor, UniBank.

Each year it hosts more than 100 exhibitors and over 2,500 attendees from the community. The exposure and promotion for businesses is u... Read More