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Saddle Shed is Horseman Terry Therrien’s best friend

By Rod Lee

Get Master Horseman Terry Thierrien talking about Ridge Valley Stables on Upton St. in Grafton and in no time at all the conversation turns to his longstanding relationship with the Saddle Shed.

 I have been dealing with them from the day they opened,” Mr. Therrien said the morning of June 14th in his ranch-style home overlooking some of the fourteen acres that Ridge Valley Stables occupies on the westbou... Read More

Sunday community concert will inaugurate new grand piano

The United Presbyterian Church of Whitinsville invites the community to an afternoon piano concert, under the direction of Music Director Chris Bilodeau, on July 8 from 2:30 to 4:00, followed by a reception, to inaugurate the new grand piano, built locally by the Briggs Co. of Boston.  The concert will take place in the historic sanctuary and feature guest pianist Matthew Guerrieri, Music Director at the Presbyteria... Read More

Boston Children’s Hospital Bloodmobile at Grafton Library

Stop by the Library and hop on the Boston Children's Hospital Bloodmobile. A short 30-minute whole blood donation can help as many as 4 children. 

To donate you must be in good health and weigh at least 110 lbs. In MA, 16 year olds may donate blood but are required to have a consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian prior to donating. Print a copy of the consent form from if you need it... Read More

Veggies to fruit to wines and everything inbetween

by Christine Galeone

There’s no doubt that June is one of the most beautiful months of the year. The bright flowers and warm breezes have ushered in a slower pace of life, and families and friends have started getting together for barbecues, picnics and outdoor excursions. Neighbors have also been gathering at outdoor festivals, events and markets. 

One popular local market that just re-opened for the season is the... Read More

Museum’s reopening a special treat for Joyce Smith

By Rod Lee

One of the first people anyone would be likely to meet upon entering the refurbished General Rufus Putnam Museum on Uxbridge Road in Sutton on Memorial Day 2018 was Joyce A. Smith.

Ms. Smith is not only the new curator of the museum (replacing a gentleman who did a stellar job but has fallen ill), her family has had a presence in the town of Sutton since 1716, she said the morning of May 28th.

“We’... Read More

Big Belly Café welcomes hearty diners

By Janet Stoica

Webster used to have a pretty good variety of breakfast and lunch eateries, but not so much these days. Introducing: Big Belly Café. Even in the still of a lazy summer afternoon, when you’d expect no diners to be dining, the Big Belly had its share of customers entering its clean and inviting environment. The bright red curtains, co-owner Wendy Young’s favorite color, speak to a sense of passion for the foo... Read More

The 2018 Ice Cream Tour: Part 1

By Dante Turo

Summertime is filled with happiness, warm weather, and good friends, and the things that link up perfectly with summer include the beach, car rides with the top down, and ice cream, the perfect treat to have with your friends on warm summer nights.

Here's how we did it: Each one of my friends ordered a flavor of ice cream they enjoy or had never tried before at the places we visited. This was a fun way... Read More

Sutton native Billy Fredericks joins Senator Fattman staff

BOSTON—Senator Ryan C. Fattman (R-Sutton) announced the hire of Sutton native Billy Fredericks as a legislative aide. A perennial intern for the past 3 years, Fredericks finally joins the office in a full-time capacity after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a minor in business from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 “I am excited to work in this new role and with the staff in the Sena... Read More

Reading Frederick Douglass Together: What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

This year, the nation celebrates the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass. Commemorate the life and legacy of this distinguished 19th century statesman, civil rights advocate and journalist, and especially his fierce determination to address the contradictions of American society. Celebrate Douglass's commitment to equal justice, particularly as they relate to race, gender and immigration. The Unitarian Universalist Society of Gr... Read More

Star Island Ghosts

By Thomas D’Agostino

Star Island, off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, has been a destination for many tourists for over two centuries. Originally known by the local "Shoalers" as the town of Gosport, in 1876 the island was annexed to the town of Rye. The Oceanic Hotel was built on the island in 1873 but burned in 1875. The owners went to work on a new hotel and before long, Star Island was once again open to visito... Read More