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Five years and still clippin’

By Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – As she celebrates her fifth-year anniversary as owner of Clippin’ Tymes, Crystal Golden is proud of her shop, accomplishments, and clientele. A steady stream of customers entered the shop on a sunny Saturday morning as Crystal and her fellow barber and employee, Freddy Cotto, worked. They clipped, buzzed, and shaped the hair of the many men who walked through their shop’s doors. There are more tha... Read More

Jacobson: Move toward single tax rate a boon to Auburn

By Rod Lee

Auburn Town Manager Julie Jacobson, State Sen. Michael Moore and State Rep. Paul Frost shared their answers on a number of questions as panelists for a fast-moving hour-long breakfast meeting sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and hosted by J. Anthony’s Italian Grill in North Oxford on November 8th.

But the one that Moderator Hank Stolz posed to them last—tax classification—was the most eagerly a... Read More

Drumming & Dreaming, Nipmuc legends book launched in Webster

By Janet Stoica

At the age of 21, Larry Spotted Crow Mann had an awakening. He had been quite a serious drinker, and that awakening stopped his alcoholism. Now, many sober decades later, Larry Spotted Crow Mann’s new book Drumming & Dreaming will become part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s life skills training program to help educate teens, and hopefully prevent addictions of all types.

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HomeTeam Inspection Services of Auburn supports home purchase decisions

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Charlene Bonzey, owner of HomeTeam Inspection Services of Auburn, is sorting through a lot of party invites these days, credit to her talent for building relationships with potential homeowners and helping them to feel completely comfortable about the purchase of a new home.

HomeTeam Inspection Services, a twenty-five-year-old company, celebrates a new Auburn location this year, and boasts u... Read More

Alternatives Honors Charles Washburn with the Unibank Community Building Award

Each year, at the organization’s annual Thank You Reception, Alternatives recognizes an individual or group that has used their talents and resources to strengthen the community with the UniBank Community Building Award. This year’s award, Alternatives’ most prestigious, was granted to Charles Washburn, recently-retired Executive Director of VSA Massachusetts. Over 800 people were on hand at the Boxborough Regency as Charlie acce... Read More

Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse to host service of Thanksgiving, November 23

On Thanksgiving morning you can take time before your guests arrive to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday with your family in the traditional non-denominational service sponsored annually by the Uxbridge Quaker Meetinghouse Association.  It will be held this year on November 23 at 9:30 A.M. in meetinghouse, which is located at the corner of Aldrich Street and Quaker Highway in Uxbridge.  A fellowship gathering in the carri... Read More

Whitin Community Center’s annual Support our Troops program underway

By Barbara Van Reed

Every November for the last six years, the Whitin Community Center (WCC) senior staff has geared up for its Support our Troops program, to thank the men and woman who serve our country by giving them a care package from home. And this year is no exception.

I am proud that the WCC can help bring the community together to remember our neighbors who are serving our country during the holidays,” said... Read More

Armenian Puppet Show to share culture and benefit local food pantry

Soorp Asdvadzadzin Armenian Apostolic Church Ladies Guild and Alternatives Club 21 - South Worcester County invites people of all ages to the Alternatives Singh Performance Center 60 Douglas Rd, Whitinsville, MA, as we travel back in time: Puppeteer Dora Kalajian Tevan will present: "Armenian Village Child Life 1900" on Sunday, December 17, 2017—with a snow date of Sunday, January 28, 2018.  Come for fellowship in th... Read More

Anticipation at a fever pitch for Shop Small in Whitinsville

By Rod Lee

“Small Business Saturday” in downtown Whitinsville may still be two weeks away but the buzz on Church St. is already loud, as the twenty-seven merchants who are participating in the fourth edition of the event look forward to November 25th.

“It’s awesome,” Shauna Baker of The Flower Shop, 110 Church St., said. Ms. Baker had emerged from a work area to the rear of her full-service florist and gift shop to... Read More