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Wound Care Center at Harrington receives 2016 Center of Excellence Award

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – The Wound Care Center at Harrington has received the Robert A. Warriner III Center of Excellence (COE) award by Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. 

 The Center of Excellence award is reserved for locations that have earned at least two consecutive awards. The Wound Care Center received the Center of Distinction award in 2014 and its first Center of Excellence a... Read More

Collaboration leads to free Tree and Trail Care Workshops in Worcester

Does your green thumb need a little practice? If so, you’re in luck because this spring Alternatives is teaming up with the Worcester Tree Initiative and the Massachusetts Audubon Society to offer free and inclusive, tree and trail care workshops. Called the Green Jobs Academy, this series of six workshops will take place March 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 AM – 2PM at Broad Meadow Brook, 414 Massasoit Road in Worcest... Read More

Pet Rock Fest 2017 moves to bigger and better location at Wyman-Gordon in Grafton

MASSACHUSETTS — Pet Rock Fest is excited to announce that the 19th annual festival will, for the first time, take place at Wyman-Gordon in North Grafton.

This annual event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, from noon to 5 p.m. on the grounds of the Wyman-Gordon plant, 244 Worcester St., North Grafton. With a move to this centrally-located and expansive venue, the event is sure to expand in numerous wa... Read More

Open for business: Keith’s Styles & Shaves

By Janet Stoica

This is not your usual article about a new shop in town – it’s a story about perseverance, faith, and loyalty.

When Keith Paquin opened his newly refurbished style and shave establishment in Oxford last month, out of necessity due to job loss, he literally furnished, built, and supplied it on a wing and a prayer. To say his relatives and friends came through for him would be an understatement.

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No walking the plank, just food, ice cream at Pirate’s Cove

By Rod Lee

In the old days in the old hometown there was a place called Grover’s, a pig stand with barbecued pork sandwiches (thinly shaved pork topped with a secret relish and packed onto a steamed bun), fries, root beer and carhop service that everyone raved about. Long gone now but the kind of restaurant that still makes the mouth water.

The Blackstone Valley’s own notables of this variety include Pirate’s Cove o... Read More

The Last Green Valley announces all new farmers in the Valley Tours

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is excited to announce “Farmers in the Valley Tours!”  Four family-friendly tours are set to run from March through August, and will include kids’ activities, local foods to gobble up, alpaca haircuts, cows and more cows, visits with The Last Green Valley Rangers, and lots more wholesome fun and fresh air. The fifth and last event on the tour will be TLGV’s “Tastes of the Valley” annual fundrais... Read More

Paula Poundstone Fundraiser in Southbridge brings awareness for mental health and substance use disorder recovery

In just a few weeks, Harrington HealthCare System will welcome comedian Paula Poundstone to Southbridge. Paula Poundstone, a legendary comedian featured on NPRs “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” will perform an exclusive comedy show on Saturday, April 1 at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center. 

But the evening won’t just be about laughter – it is Harrington’s major fund raiser for 2017, with partial proceeds ben... Read More