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The World’s Best Christmas Gift

The Rev. Janice Ford, Rector
The Church of the Reconciliation (Episcopal)
5 North Main Street, Webster, MA

We all love getting gifts--birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, Valentine’s Day, weddings, you name it.  We have created a prolific number of occasions for us to give each other gifts in the course of our lifetime.  The idea behind gift giving is simple:  one person bestows something upon another as a mean... Read More

The Blackstone Valley Free Medical Program to close after Monday, December 8th.

The clinic was founded in January 2000, providing free medical care for fifteen years to those who were uninsured. The goal of the Free Medical Program was to provide care until people could get insured and have a Primary Care

Physician. The need for services has decreased.

 

Volunteer doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, counselors and others generously... Read More

The end of an era: Brian’s closes

by Rod Lee

There is no calculating in dollars or by any other means of measurement what the loss of Brian’s Restaurant, which closed its doors on Sunday night, October 19th, means to the town of Northbridge and the village of Linwood.
Brian Snay’s eating and drinking establishment was not just the only pub-style family dining venue of its kind for miles around, it was in a real sense the glue that held a tight-knit ne... Read More

The Phantom Dog of Fort Wetherill

by Thomas D’Agostino from Haunted Rhode Island

A demon dog is known to wander among the ruins of Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Witnesses have seen the wraith approaching them with its glowing red eyes and white fangs protruding from its gaping mouth. Whether or not those who have gazed upon the creature have met with an untimely death has not been ascertained. The origin of the dog is not clear as wel... Read More

Popular Medicine and FDA Warnings

by Jason Poquette BPharm, R.Ph

Norman Cousins, the late professor, peace-activist and journalist, once wrote “history is a vast early warning system.”  In medicine, the history of any one particular drug (or class of drugs) is a useful early warning system too.  Consequently, from time to time, the FDA will take a look at the history of a drug and require that new warnings be placed into the prescribing informatio... Read More

Thanksgiving is a Word of Action

This November, many families in Worcester County, MA are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Each summer, close to 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. By volunteering as a host family for summer 2015, the spirit of Thanksgiving ca... Read More

Blackstone Heritage Corridor announces new grant program

WOONSOCKET, RI. – A new funding source is available for municipalities, nonprofit organizations and state agencies who work in the 24 cities and towns of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.  Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. has announced a grant program to help others support its work in the region to: tell the story of American industrialization, preserve and enhance Valley communities, balance conservation... Read More

Dr. Eric Reyes Joins Harrington Primary Care Practice in Southbridge

SOUTHBRIDGE – Eric Reyes, M.D., Internal Medicine physician, has joined Harrington Physician Services in Southbridge at the Harrington Hospital campus.

Bilingual in English and Spanish, Dr. Reyes was trained in Puerto Rico and has a special interest in internal medicine and infectious disease. He earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico and most recently completed a fellowship at VA Caribbean Healthcare... Read More

Vendors welcomed, Chain of Lights

The Hay-wagon Craft Fair featured items fun and practical

by Magda Dakin

UXBRIDGE - In typical New England fashion, the Hay-Wagon Second Annual Craft Fair on October 18 was challenged a little by the recurrent rain, but the hardy vendors just covered their goods and smiled between the rainstorms.  Lined up neatly on the grass beside the parking area we found several rows of creative New England crafters and vendors ready for anything and willing to put up with “a little rain” to... Read More

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