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Mendon crafter tells stories with rugs

by Christine Galeone

In the fields of the eight-acre Sisters Three Farm in Mendon, visitors will find one of farm owner Ellen Gould’s passions – Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. Her other passion can be found inside her home. The colorful, sometimes whimsical, rugs that adorn her home were crafted by the show/dairy goat breeder, wife and mother. She made them through the craft of rug hooking.  Through the craft, she’s been able... Read More

Uxbridge to kick off Blackstone Heritage Corridor Cleanup Season

In preparation for the annual spring cleanup season, Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) reached out to each community within the National Heritage Corridor and has a couple of exciting new additions this year. For starters, the Town of Uxbridge is kicking off the 2017 cleanup season with a town-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to noon.

“The Uxbridge community came together very quickly on this one,” said... Read More

Ethix Ventures changing the world, conscientiously

By Rod Lee

Rest assured Ethix Ventures Inc.’s name personifies the company’s corporate philosophy, even if liberties have been taken with the spelling of the key word.

Springing “from the ashes of SweatX,” a firm founded by Kevin O’Brien, Pierre Ferrari and Chris Mackin, Ethix, which has locations in Sutton (in the Manchaug Mills complex) and Seattle—and vendors across the U.S. and in Canada—is what Ethix Board Memb... Read More

Millbury native brings music to Carnegie Hall

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?  For Millbury Native Sandra Nikolajevs, it all began by practicing the bassoon under the guidance of former Millbury Memorial High School Band Director Rocco Bruno.

“After Mr. Bruno gave me the opportunity to learn the bassoon, by letting me practice on the school’s plastic instrument, I knew that I would always want to have music – and bassoon playing – as a part of my life.”

Ms. Ni... Read More

Harrington Auxiliary Annual Clothing Drive

SOUTHBRIDGE: The Harrington Auxiliary is sponsoring its annual clothing drive to benefit Tradewinds, a non-profit agency that helps individuals overcome physical and mental challenges and find employment. 
All donations are placed in Tradewinds “career closet” and are available to clients to wear when they interview for a job as part of their rehabilitation process.  
The Au... Read More

Millbury National’s charitableness is family-driven

By Rod Lee

It should come as no surprise that all officers of Millbury National Bank are required to “do a community activity during the course of the year” according to MNB President/CEO Kathleen C. Marcum.

Ms. Marcum, after all, is the daughter of the late Roger M. Corey (president of MNB from 1971 to 1995 and chairman of the board from 1983 to 2016) who was known within his family, which included six children, as... Read More

Apple Tree Arts "Unmasks the Great Hall”

Grafton, MA--. Join us as we celebrate the return of the historic Great Hall as a performance and event venue with a Masquerade Gala fundraiser on April 8, 7 – 10 p.m. featuring live music, a DJ for dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and auction items. Admission is $50 for general and $75 for VIP which includes an earlier start time at 6:30 p.m., a special performance, reserved seating and a signature event cocktail. Cate... Read More

Running for office?

Candidates for seats on local town boards and commissions are invited to submit a brief position paper for publication in upcoming editions of the Blackstone Valley Xpress and The Yankee Xpress. Please include your name, address, position, date of election, incumbent or challenger.

We'd like to know:

Key challenges for the position.

Key accomplishments (if... Read More

Blackstone Valley Chamber’s “Ready, Set, Goal!” Network

Whitinsville MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first “Ready, Set, Goal!” Network breakfast meeting on Thursday, April 6th 2017 at the Whitin Lasell Manor on 120 Hill Street at 7:30am. Presented by Saver’s Bank.

If you’re looking for a network of women who will educate and inspire you to go further in your career, then look no further! The “Ready, Set, Goal!” Network is a community of women coming... Read More

The Candy Shoppe is ready for chocolate-bunny time

By Magda Dakin

The “Easter Bunny,” also known as Todd Willette, and his staff at The Candy Shoppe in Millbury have been busy for weeks getting ready for one of the most important chocolate-buying seasons of the year. And now the store is filled with both traditional and unique items to help celebrate the Easter holiday. Baskets large and small abound, holding all the goodies you need to share with friends and family.

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