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Paula Sullivan: Helping Others Replace Worry with Peace

by Christine Galeone

When Paula Sullivan decided that she would make it her personal mission to conquer her nagging worries, fears and insecurities, she started reading all the literature she could on the subject. “It was only when I started learning about our subconscious minds that things started shifting,” Sullivan recalled. “It wasn’t just reading, though; it was when I started applying what I was reading on a daily ba... Read More

Millbury a blue skies kind of town for business

By Rod Lee

If someone were to pose the question “mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” in assessing which municipality in the Blackstone Valley is the most conducive for owning and operating a business, the town of Millbury would be the obvious answer.

Once home to such industrialists as John Singletary and Asa Waters II and his brother Elijah and in its former life the setting for the manufact... Read More

Violinist Angel Valchinov performs Chamber Music Concert at Great Hall

Grafton, Mass. March 18, 2019 . . Apple Tree Arts and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra present the extraordinary Concertmaster Angel Valchinov on violin in “Family Affair” with his sister Deyana Valchinova on piano and his mother Margaritka on violin April 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall, One Grafton Common in Grafton. Students of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies chamber ensembles will perform at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $19 fo... Read More

Sen. Moore recognized as Legislator of the Year

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) received the ‘Legislator of the Year’ award for his efforts on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The award was presented by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and The Arc of Massachusetts.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Senator Moore.  “I couldn't be more proud to advocate for the needs of the di... Read More

South Grafton PTO ʽLucky’ to have support of Pepperoni Express

By Rod Lee

Lakis “Lucky” Theoharis, who has owned and operated Pepperoni Express in North Grafton for nearly a quarter of a century, remembers how he became a benefactor of the South Grafton PTO (SGPTO) and all learning-related initiatives in the community.

“It started with a fundraiser,” Mr. Theoharis said on the afternoon of March 12th in his restaurant, which is situated in a former Burger King at 92 Worcester St... Read More

Fallon Health the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards

(Worcester, MA – DATE, 2019) Open Sky Community Services is pleased to announce that Fallon Health has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards to be held at the new AC Marriott on May 3 in Worcester.

“As presenting sponsor for the past seven years, Fallon’s continued sponsorship of the Gala speaks volumes about their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community,” said Ken Bates... Read More

Spring has sprung, businesses shake off the winter blues

by Christine Galeone

Spring has arrived. The days are growing longer. And that extra hour of sunlight seems to be shining on everything that needs a bit (or more) of spring cleaning.

But it’s also shining on things such as spring holidays, cheerful seasonal décor, sweet treats and more. Some Grafton businesses have been basking in that light. They’ve also been busy preparing for brighter days ahead.

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Crown Bakery and café rises to the top at new Grafton Street location

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Like the sweet raspberry filling of a Swedish Danish, Crown Bakery has settled into the former home of Mrs. Mack’s Bakery, which assumed the Grafton Street location for an impressive 89 years.

Following an overwhelming outcry from the community, Crown owners Ed and Jen LaPointe, who have operated the breakfast and bakery destination on Gold Star Boulevard, Worcester, since July 2017, chose to se... Read More

Glastenbury/Long Trail

By Tom D’Agostino

Some people believe that there are portals or gates that lead back and forth to places far removed from our plane of existence or understanding. Perhaps they are the thin veils between dimensions.  There are many who have come to believe that the area of Glastenbury, Vermont, might house such a portal in the woods, waiting for the unsuspecting hiker to unwittingly enter its opening. There happens to also... Read More

Ties that bind are special to Oxford UMC, Boy Scout Troop 147

By Rod Lee

In a rapid-fire and unequivocal expression of disapproval, the Mormon Church severed its century-old partnership with the Boy Scouts of America after the organization announced in October of 2017 that it would open its Cub Scout ranks for the first time to girls age five to ten.

That November, the Girl Scouts sued “Scouts BSA,” claiming trademark infringement.

No such ill will exists, however, betw... Read More