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Dudley-Charlton Regional School District Art Exhibition

The Dudley-Charlton Regional School District is pleased to announce the third annual, district-wide, student art exhibition; Art Through the Ages: Live In Living Color! The gala event will feature over 3000 pieces of artwork from district students in grades kindergarten through 12. The exhibition is Friday, May 8, 5-8pm at Shepherd Hill Regional High School and includes performances by the Shepherd Hill Jazz Band and Women’s Choi... Read More

Apple Tree Arts: “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS”

GRAFTON, MA . Apple Tree Arts premiered “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS” musical on March 13 and 14, 7 p.m. at Grafton Middle School. Elementary school aged children from many local communities appeared in the musical.

Theatre goers took a ride on a magic carpet and met fascinating people like Aladdin, the diamond-in-the rough street rat; Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah; Jafar, the evil vizier to the Sultan; Sultan, the ruler of A... Read More

What’s the difference: marketing and advertising?

By Keith Carpenter

Over the years, I've worked with countless business owners and most don't understand the difference between Marketing and Advertising. Many of them have the tendency to group these two activities together. The reality is, they are quite different and most business owners are not doing them effectively.

If you can relate, I can help. I want to share with you the difference between Marketing and Adv... Read More

Searchin’ for St. Pat, finding Posh

by Rod Lee

St. Patrick’s Day in the Blackstone Valley may not mean parades like the ones that take place in Boston and Worcester, a widespread lifting of a pint at the local pub (there aren’t that many such establishments around these parts) or much of the other fanfare that accompanies celebrations of the life of “The Apostle of Ireland”—a fifth-century bishop and missionary around whom great legend is built.

In fa... Read More

Club 21 Blackstone Valley brings friendship, fun and so much more

by Christine Galeone

WHITINSVILLE – “What inspired me to participate in Club 21 Blackstone Valley program was very simple. It is in my DNA,” said Sela Rousseau, a Certified Local Pastor. Sela is one of a group of people whose lives have been enriched by friendships with Alternatives clients. Since February 2014, the Alternatives program has fought social isolation for its clients with developmental disabilities. At the sam... Read More

WDO Chamber of Commerce Kicks-Off 2015 at Annual Meeting

The Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce held its 67th Annual Meeting at Point Breeze Restaurant on February 3.

Outgoing president Mark Marzeotti summed up his two years in office with a list of initiatives the Chamber accomplished during that time. Membership rose by 55, a total 2,192 people attended 26 different programs, the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournaments made it possible to award $5,000 in scholarships, and t... Read More

Robert Cherry, M.D., Joins Harrington Physician Services

CHARLTON, Mass. – March 6, 2015 – Harrington Physician Services will be expanding access to its urology services with the addition of Dr. Robert Cherry, a resident of Charlton, this month. Harrington Physician Services (HPS) is part of Harrington HealthCare System.

Dr. Cherry joins Dr. J. Paul Reheis to offer comprehensive urology services across Southern Worcester County region. Patients will be able to make appointments... Read More

Heart Disease in Animals

By Dr. Kelly Wofenson Guay

Most diseases that affect humans also affect our animal friends.  Heart disease is no different.  There are many similarities, most importantly, if caught early, and proper medication therapy initiated, many patients are able to maintain years of good quality life.  Just like people, keeping fit, and eating healthy foods is important to heart health.  High sodium intake can be risky also... Read More

Booklovers’ Gourmet celebrates 20 years

By Ginger Costen

When you walk through the front door at Booklovers’ Gourmet located at 55 East Main Street in Webster, it’s easy to see why this local business is so much more than a small neighborhood book store like the one in the Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks 1998 hit movie, “You’ve Got Mail.” But then, anyone who has known the owner and third-generation Webster resident Debra Horan for more than ten minutes soon realizes tha... Read More

Open for Business

By Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – the newly-opened London Barber Company offers men’s and lady’s styling but also jumps back to the future in men’s grooming by offering Hot Towel Treatments. 

“So what’s a Hot Towel Treatment?” I asked Ronald Hogan, the owner of the shop.  “This treatment is an ‘old school’ technique for shaving that is making a comeback for our male clientele,” said Mr. Hogan.  “The technique involves applyi... Read More

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