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Art’s Service Station has a new, bigger, and better location in Dudley

By Janet Stoica

He must be doing something right, as Art Cournoyer has been repairing most every type of motor vehicle there is for the past 30 years and he’s the only DOT Inspection Station in this area, unless you and your car or big rig don’t mind traveling to Worcester.

“The town of Dudley was great to work with in refurbishing this building,” said Art, “but we did have to wait for the Mass. Department of Enviro... Read More

A small business in a small town – a short story

By Barbara Van Reed

A year-and-a-half ago Dawn Brule opened her Douglas Flower Shoppe on Main Street in Douglas, a friendly and colorful addition to the town’s small downtown area. A cart in front of the shop window carried flower baskets, seasonal decorations, and plants, suggesting the variety of flowers and gifts inside.

Dawn took courses to become a certified floral arranger. She joined a floral delivery service... Read More

5th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day

Milford Fall Family Fun Day: It’s the place to be Saturday, October 14!


The 5th Annual Milford Fall Family Fun Day is coming Saturday, October 14 (rain date, Sunday, October 15), to Milford Town Park, on the corner of Congress and Walnut Street, from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Families, friends and neighbors of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy live music, games and prizes, moonwalks, balloon art, face p... Read More

Annual Fall Chicken BBQ for East Thompson FD

The East Thompson Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual chicken barbecue on October 7th from 4pm-7pm (rain or shine). The dinner includes 1/2 chicken, baked potato, cranberry sauce, carrots, salad, roll, and dessert. Eat-in or take-out are available.Tickets may be purchased through any member or at the door. Proceeds to benefit station maintenance.

Adults: $10   Children 10 and younger: $6

530 East... Read More

Samples and coupons for holiday gift bags needed

Foxy Travel is getting ready for this year’s Shop Small Business Saturday shopping tour on November 25. Last year, a Foxy Travel motorcoach toured a group of shoppers to selected destinations throughout the Blackstone Valley.

A first step in the annual preparation for the shopping excursion is to alert local merchants that they can donate samples/coupons/discounts/small promotional items to be put in each bag the tour part... Read More

Worcester artist digs out a creative niche

By Christine Galeone

When Worcester artist Tony Freitas was only six or seven years old and living in Millbury, his brother was a gifted school athlete. Although he also loved sports, young Tony didn’t have the same skills that his brother had. But he soon developed his own niche. He would draw Snoopy so often that he could practically draw the Peanuts character in his sleep. From that point on, his talent continued to gro... Read More

Coast Guard Aux. Boating Course at Webster Fire Department


Our local United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-State Flotilla 1002 will be instructing a one-day ABOUT BOATING SAFELY course developed to provide the skills and confidence needed to explore the coast and inland waters by boat.  Basic knowledge and skills are needed to have safe and enjoyable boating... Read More

Whitin Park Fall Food Festival

WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center is pleased to announce our newest event the Whitin Park Fall Food Festival! This Fall event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am-3pm, in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park, 60 Main Street in Whitinsville. The Whitin Park Fall Food Festival will encompass a wide variety of Food Truck Vendors and Event Vendors from all around New England, B... Read More