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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

Webster Street Fair set for Sept. 30

The Webster Arts/Recreation Committee and the Webster Dudley Business Alliance teamed up to create the new event, and it's shaping up to be an afternoon of food and fun. It's being billed as the 1st Annual Super Duper September Street Fair and it's being held in downtown Webster on Saturday... Read More

BHC announces 2018 Calendar Photo Contest winners

Whitinsville, MA – (September 7, 2017) – Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) has selected the images for its 2018 calendar, curated from submissions by local photographers in a photo contest focused on the Blackstone River and the watershed.

Wendy A. Henschel of Whitinsville, MA, submitted a stunning image of the Linwood Falls in Northbridge, MA, titled “Change of Seasons” which landed her the coveted cover shot for t... Read More

WDBA Annual Meeting topic: Main Street’s empty storefronts

The Webster Dudley Business Association will hold its Annual Meeting and Elections on Thursday, October 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster. 

The program topic is Main Street. Main Street has too many vacant storefronts. Where did the restaurants, local shops and bakeries go? Are solar farms and marijuana distributors suitable replacements? Residents complain about the lack of businesses to meet thei... Read More