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Sturbridge Coffee Roasters supports Southbridge Police Association’s fundraising efforts to help Officer Reddick “Crush Cancer”

Southbridge/Dudley, Mass. – Sturbridge Coffee Roasters (SCR) will donate $1 for each single pot coffee package of our SCR House and Black Gold Blends purchased during the month of September to help Southbridge Police Department Officer Reddick as he battles cancer.

Each pot of these two house blends of our freshly roasted coffee makes 12-cups of coffee. For every $3.95 single pot package purchased, SCR will donate $1.00 to... Read More

Samuel Slater Museum in Webster Part 6:

By Richard Cazeault

1785: A convention of some of the future states was held in Annapolis, Maryland. The meeting concerned the rights of navigation that eventually led to a general discussion on interstate commerce.  Attending this meeting, along with James Madison, was Trench Coxe, who was familiar with growing cotton in his back yard and the nature of cotton cultivation in India. He was a political and economic visionary... Read More

Woman in Business Inc. kicks off year with ʽnew energyʼ

By Rod Lee

The sunshine-like glow on the face of Laurie Nelson is the same whether she is talking about her place of employment—Christopher Heights of Webster—or Woman in Business Inc. (WIB) as that organization’s new president.

WIB was very much on Ms. Nelson’s mind early last Thursday morning, as well it should be. She was fresh off the previous day’s WIB Board of Directors first meeting of the fall and so still b... Read More

Manhattan Short Film Festival comes to Central Mass

By Magda Dakin

Calling all armchair movie critics! Do you watch those movie award shows and say to yourself, “Who voted for that?” Thanks to the hard work of Harry Albert of Preservation Worcester, Central Mass will now be part of a worldwide movie experience called Manhattan Short Film Festival. Now in its 20th year, this film festival invites you, the viewers, to vote on the best film as well as the best actor.

Wi... Read More

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to Host Business & Breakfast:

Millbury, MA:  The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce will host Business & Breakfast, a two part breakfast meeting to be held on Wednesday, September 20th from 7:30am to 9:30am at the VFW Hall in Millbury, MA located on 16 South Main Street.
This Business & Breakfast event is one of the most benef... Read More

Northbridge awarded Municipal Energy Technical Assistance Grant

BOSTON- State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), is proud to announce that the Northbridge School District has been awarded a Municipal Energy Technical Assistance (META) grant from the “Green Communities” Division of the Department of Energy Resources (DOER).
The Baker-Polito Administration recently awarded 56 cities and... Read More

Mendon Cultural Council seeks grant applications

The 2018 grant cycle for applications is currently underway. The deadline for the upcoming cycle is October 17, 2017. The council would like to remind applicants that they can no longer accept paper applications, all applications must be completed online. To access the online form for submission, visit

Organizations, schools, and individuals may apply for local... Read More

End Zone Militia to visit West End Creamery at Fall Festival opening

It’s only fitting that the End Zone Militia make an appearance at West End Creamery in Northbridge on the kickoff of WEC’s Fall Festival, September 23. After all, this year’s corn maze, dubbed #rogerthat, celebrates the success of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

West End Creamery and the End Zone Militia echo the spirit of New England fans everywhere who were enthralled by the Pats Super Bowl LI victory this year.... Read More

Preservation Worcester presents the Manhattan Short Film Festival--first time in Central Mass

Worcester, MA – Between September 28 and October 8, over 100,000 film-lovers will gather in more than 300 cinemas across six continents to view and vote for the winning films in the annual Manhattan Short Film Festival.  Manhattan Short is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world…. it’s the world’s first global film festival. This year celebrates the 20th anniversary of... Read More

Rep. McGovern visits Douglas Orchard on annual farm tour

By Barbara Van Reed

Douglas Orchard & Farm was the very first stop on US Representative Jim McGovern’s two-day farm tour in late August. It was the congressman’s 7th annual cross-district tour to meet with farmers, agricultural producers, and community development organizations in Central and Western Massachusetts to highlight the success of the region’s agricultural industry and its role in growing the local economy.... Read More