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Walktober is still going strong

Another week to whet your appetite for fun in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.  If you have enjoyed the annual program offered by The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) in its first few weeks, don’t stop now.

You can “Tackle the Trail” on Saturday, October 17, to benefit the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation.  Individual runners or relay teams will challenge themselves on the Air L... Read More

Northbridge Notes

By Magda Dakin

As the intensive gift-giving season begins, these shops have what you need in the Northbridge/Whitinsville area.

In the heart of downtown Whitinsville a new little shop is blooming.  The Wild Flower is located at 110 Church, the site of the former flower shop called Petals, which had closed.  Opening on August 1, the shop jumped right in and has already created... Read More

Miss Georgia Deane, all peaches and cream

“Miss Georgia” Deane of Mendon may not have become a world-famous actress like Eleanor Powell who she so admired as a young girl growing up in Salem.

But who is to say she didn’t emerge as a potent a force in her own right in the world of entertainment?

“I thought Hollywood would grab me for sure!” the spry, spunky, reddish/brown-haired peanut of a woman—ninety-six years young—said in her home on September 14th. “I... Read More

Preparing for winter

By Pamela Morrissette

Editor’s note: We often take comforts of home like lights and running water for granted.  When an outage strikes, home generators are critical.  But what are they, and what do they power? We asked Pam Morrisette of Morrisette & Son Electrical Contractors in Sutton to give us a tutorial on the subject.

When it comes to safe, reliable backup power in the event of an outage, homeowne... Read More

She lost it

By Janet Stoica

Webster – While taking a shower two years ago, Charlene Allain fell.  She hurt herself badly. Her blood pressure had dropped precariously low; she was overweight, and diabetic. Her medical condition at that point was not good. Her A1C tests were more than double what they should have been and topped out at 12.2 percent.

An A1C test is a three-month measurement of the amount of sugar attached to the h... Read More

Step up to the Walktober Challenge!

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) invites its members to step up to the challenge during the 25thannual Walktober.  Attend 15 Walktober adventures as a TLGV member, and earn your own Walktober Member Challenge T-shirt!  With over 190 unique listings, all you need to do is pick out 15 (or more) that tickle your fancy – and step up (or paddle or pedal) to the challenge.

Saturday, October 3rd is a great day to start, with 30... Read More

Stevens Mill redux

At the end of the day

 

A story about not being politically correct: Stevens Mill redux

 

By Ginger Costen

Sometimes putting up a good fight just isn’t worth the effort. It’s been a while since earning my BS in Business Administration but every now and again I think about something my accounting professor used to say.

“Going into business isn’t for the weak of heart or the braindead. You... Read More

The Jacob Whittemore House

By Thomas D’Agostino from Haunted Massachusetts

I am surprised the spectral encounters at Minute Man National Historical Park are not reported as much as one may have expected. From the day of April 19, 1775, to now, a stretch of thoroughfare from Concord to Lexington known as Battle Road has become an indelible mark in the forging of America’s independence. So powerful is the events that took place that fateful spring day... Read More

What can I do about my pet’s nasty teeth?

Dear Dr. Guay,

I have an awful problem trying to brush my dog’s teeth. My 8 year old female is so bad she refuses to open her mouth and puts up a fight. I tried a dog tooth brush and finger brush, and special dog biscuits from the vet.  Her teeth are now really bad and the vet wants to do surgery to clean them but I can't afford the cost. Is there an easier way to get this done? ... Read More

‘Tis the season...for Medicare Part D!

By Jason Poquette, Bpharm, R.Ph

Soon our green-garbed summer trees will be putting on their golden autumn apparel and covering our dying grass with a blanket of brilliant colors.  We can feel a bit of the nip in the air already.  Fall has arrived, bringing with her all the wonderful things we have come to expect of this time of year in New England: foliage, football and family fun.  And for our seniors, and anyone else eli... Read More

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