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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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Some Strange Ouija Board Stories

By Thomas D'Agostino

I have spoken of Ouija boards in the past. Having a small collection of them, I find them quite fascinating, especially the history of the board and its encompassing role on our culture. From the moment they hit the market in the early 1890s to the present, the Ouija board has been labeled many things but whether you feel it calls demo... Read More

Life Care Center of Auburn’s Carrie Cross makes quality admissions her mission

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Life Care Center of Auburn has become a ‘home away from home’ for Admissions Marketing Director Carrie Cross, just as it is for the patients who inhabit the 154-bed health care center. Located just twelve minutes from the heart of Worcester, the newly renovated facility - known for superior quality and a beautiful country setting – helps to build a sense of community while offering patients in need... Read More