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Metacomet Land Trust to host program on Indigenous Ceremonial Stone Structures

Metacomet Land Trust will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 19, 2019, with a business meeting and silent auction starting at 1 pm and a program starting at 2 pm. The event will be held at Nipmuc Regional High School, 90 Pleasant Street in Upton at the school’s Professional Development Center on the 2nd Floor.

Let the Landscape Speak will delve into the characteristics and possible meanings behind the... Read More

Auburn Community Players Youth Summer Theater

AUBURN, MA (May 14, 2019) – The Auburn Community Players Summer Youth Theater is now registering students for its 2019 production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR.

This year’s theater workshop will be held from July 8 – July 19, 2019. Daily sessions run from 9am to 2pm at Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. Performances will be held Friday, July 19 at 7pm and Saturday, July 20 at 2pm.

The program is geared t... Read More

Rain, rain go away is mood at garden centers, landscape stores

By Rod Lee

If Bob Dylan is to be believed, “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Similarly, garden-center proprietors and landscape-material merchants in South County who are just starting to see business start to pick up this spring can do without a meteorologist telling them how much rain the Commonwealth has received so far in 2019.

Officially, Massachusetts is on track to surpass 2018 a... Read More

Douglas Orchard & Farm readies for 2019 season

Yoga, a bonfire, the Douglas Farmers Market and the summer concert series are all in the line-up of events at the Douglas Orchard & Farm this summer.

Yoga is coming to the farm on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 8 a.m. The outdoor classes will be given by registered yoga instructor Sharley Hillgardner-RYT200. $10 per class; rain or shine, no need to pre-register.

A bonfire fundraiser to benefit th... Read More

Heather Sienel, PA, joins The Wound Care Center at Charlton

CHARLTON, MA, May 13, 2019 – Heather Sienel, PA, has joined The Wound Care Center at Charlton, located at 10 North Main Street.

Sienel has over nine years of experience in clinical settings, including Urgent Care, orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Wound Care.

She previously worked at the Novikov Wellness and Skin Care Surgical Center in Northborough, where she managed patient care... Read More

Workshop speaker Darek Chojnacki eager to tout importance of a business plan

By Rod Lee

Getting into, running or growing a business will become a little less formidable a proposition for those who avail themselves of an upcoming workshop dedicated to just that endeavor, if Darek Chojnacki’s goal for the evening is realized.

Mr. Chojnacki is owner of Green Tree Insurance on E. Main St. in Webster. He is also a director of the Webster Dudley Business Alliance (WDBA) and a mentor with SCORE, th... Read More

Dudley Needle Workers seek new members for charity work

By Janet Stoica

It’s an art for sure!  Knitting and crocheting might become a lost art, but not as long as the Dudley Needle Workers are fiercely working at their awesome craft.

The members of the Dudley Needle Workers meet twice weekly at the Dudley Senior Center, located in the municipal complex, every Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Their members are from Oxford, Southbridge, Webster, and Dudley. These... Read More

WCAC to honor 2019 Action Heroes on May 16

Worcester, Massachusetts - Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC) will host its 13th Annual Action Hero Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Street, Worcester.
Established to honor exemplary individuals and organizations which have supported WCAC and its mission over the past year, 2019 Action Hero honorees will include: Fundacion MAPFRE/... Read More

Blackstone Valley Restaurant Week aims to build on Worcester model

By Rod Lee

The idea for a first-ever “Blackstone Valley Restaurant Week,” emulating one that has been a hit in Worcester for many years, is to introduce individuals who do not live in the immediate area to the many dining experiences available to them beyond the bounds of the city.

This is the word from Tom Merolli of Mendon, who is working with Paul Giorgio of Pagio Inc. in Worcester, the Blackstone Valley Chamber... Read More

In South County, optimism about the state of business in the nation

In South County, optimism about the state of business in the nation

By Rod Lee

Word from the website Wallet Hub just ahead of National Small Business Week that the nation’s current economic environment is a good one for persons looking to launch a company, or run one, comes as no surprise to Carl Kaliszewski of 511 Financial Group in Webster, Travis Blair of Graphics Unlimited in Dudley and... Read More