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Webster Five donates $4000 to Worcester Center for Crafts

WEBSTER--The Webster Five Foundation announced that as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program, it will donate a match grant of $2,000, totaling $4,000 to the Worcester Center for Crafts. The Worcester Center for Crafts is one of the oldest non-profit institutions for craft study in the United States. Currently, it serves as the leading center for craft education, exhibition and entrepreneurship. The donat... Read More

Choose a gym in 2016

­­­By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

2016 is well upon us.  Our New Year’s resolutions ought to be in full motion by now.  We’re supposed to look good, feel good, burn fat, and Think Positive!  We’re supposed to let the 2015 negatives roll off of us like a nasty March rain.  We’re supposed to start out fresh, forgive, and forget.


I don’t mean to sound cynical. But I’m writing about fitness,... Read More

Valley Tech Receives $407K Equipment Grant

UPTON –  A Workforce Skills Capital Grant of $407,517 will allow Blackstone Valley Tech to make state-of-the-art upgrades to several programs without increasing the school's local-taxpayer-supported budget for fiscal year 2017 (FY17).

On Thursday, February 25, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito announced Valley Tech as one of 35 high schools, community colleges, and vocational training providers se... Read More

One Act Play Festival March 11 and 12

The One Act Play Festival on the Mumford is returning to the Singh Performance Center at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill, 60 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville. This fun-filled event celebrates community and the power of the theater to bring people of all abilities together! Seven different theater groups will be competing for prizes Friday and Saturday evenings, March 11 and 12. Performances begin at 7 pm, with an opening reception beginning at... Read More

Holy Week events at Northbridge Churches

The Northbridge Association of Churches will hold a Good Friday Service March 25 from 12:00 pm - l:00 pm at the United Presbyterian Church, 51 Cottage St., Whitinsville.  The public is invited.

The NAC Easter Sunrise Service will be March 27 at 6:45 am on the Whitinsville Town Common with refreshments to follow at Trinity Church. If inclement weather, the service will be at Trinity Church. The public is invited.
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Christopher Heights: Webster

Chamber Spotlight WDO

Recognizing that it’s time to leave the relative safety of the home and surroundings you’re accustomed to can be difficult, and making a different choice can be one of the most scary—and yet exciting—experiences in our lives. When you make that choice and decide to find a new home that is better suited to your current needs, Christopher Heights in Webster might be the perfect solution... Read More

ʽCurtain’ raising on a second store

By Rod Lee

If Patty Cloutier’s vision is accurate, “The Quiet Corner” of Northeast Connecticut is about to get a little noisier with the stampede of shoppers to a new Curtain Factory Outlet store opening in mid-March at 626 School St. (Rt. 44) in Putnam—across from Walmart.

  Long associated with the historic Rockdale Mill in Northbridge, Curtain Factory Outlet’s second location will build on the success of the orig... Read More

Zika Myths go Viral

It was Mark Twain who quipped that “a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”  Maybe lie is a bit too strong a word for some of the uncertain information about Zika virus that is spreading online. Claims that the virus is being transmitted by, or linked to, genetically modified mosquitoes released in Brazil in 2012 have been widely publicized. But other organizations commi... Read More

Chili Challenge 2016 Postponed

“Unfortunately the WDBA board has decided to postpone the Chili Event scheduled for this Sunday due to lack of confirmation from participants. We will reschedule at a later date.”

The WDBA and Isador’s Organics of Oxford had been scheduled to host the 5th Annual Chili Challenge on Sunday, March 6 at the park Ave Elementary School in Webster. The proceeds were to benefit the Hand Fruit Program which delivers fresh, organic... Read More

The Nevermind Shop: Pop that rocks

By Rod Lee

Step into The Nevermind Shop on Milford St. in Upton most any Thursday and you are likely to encounter Owner Mick Lawless and immediately think “he looks like a Beatle or a member of The Byrds, Herman’s Hermits or The Dave Clark Five.”

This is no coincidence. The mop-haired image that came to be associated with those rock groups and others, including The Monkees—who were and still are a personal favorite... Read More