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Woman in Business, Tantasqua High School Drama Club Hold Interactive Murder-Mystery Dinner

STURBRIDGE, MA – Woman in Business, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) that supports women by fostering networking, sharing information and experiences, and providing educational opportunities within its local communities, is holding a fundraiser on Wednesday, May 23rd to benefit its annual scholarship fund. Over the last 27 years, WIB has awarded over $40,000 in scholarships to over 100 graduating seniors and young women within its community fo... Read More

Worcester Regional Chamber and U.S. Small Business Administration host Third Annual Woostapreneurs Forum

Worcester, MA – On Wednesday, May 9, the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host the third annual Woostapreneurs Forum at Worcester State University from 7:30 am – 12 noon.
The Woostapreneurs Forum intends to connect Greater Worcester to the entrepreneurship ecosystem and business resource providers in Central Massachusetts. The conference is designed for existing bu... Read More

Major arts festival planned for fall 2018

GRATON, MA, -- A new arts festival, the Small Stones Festival of the Arts, is scheduled for November 9-11 as a collaboration of three regional arts organizations to be held at the Grafton Town House, One Grafton Common in Grafton.  The Festival will combine juried exhibitions of photography and painting with an accompanying music program with the goal to elevate the practice and appreciation of fine art in the region.

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Sutton luthier sets up shop to mentor students on guitar building essentials

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Forty is the new twenty for Chris Tetreault, owner of a small guitar building shop located on 25 Providence Road in Sutton.

The full-time firefighter paramedic had been in search of something completely unrelated to the profession for a number of years before he finally put his love for the guitar to use. Humble and patient, the middle-aged Luthier spent long hours educating himself on a ski... Read More

New, old call Grafton home

by Christine Galeone
Sometimes, we all need a change of scenery. There are times when it’s helpful to take a day trip or a vacation to a relaxing or exotic destination. But there are other times when it can be more satisfying to simply enjoy the fun and engaging places in our own communities.

Grafton is one town that has many such places. New businesses and established ones have been busy offering their customers vibr... Read More

Chief Towle sees new police station as a stress reliever

By Rod Lee

Schematics lying right in front of him on his desk are the first clue anyone would need as to what Dennis J. Towle, chief of police in Sutton, has on his mind these days.

“This is occupying most of my time,” Chief Towle said the afternoon of April 18th, spreading his hands over blueprints for the town’s new, now-under-construction police station.

Even sitting, Chief Towle, a twenty four-year vetera... Read More

Area veterans invited to Flag Day BBQ and Lake cruise

Indian Ranch in Webster will host its Third Annual Salute to Veterans on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14. All area veterans are invited to this complimentary event. A barbecue on the beach will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by a cruise on Webster Lake on the Indian Princess at 12:45 p.m. Space is limited to 125 veterans. Complimentary tickets will be available starting May 10 by calling the Indian Ranch front office at 508-943-3871 o... Read More

DWC Scholarship Winners

At the April Dudley Womans Club meeting recently held at Point Breeze Restaurant, the 2018 DWC scholarship recipients were announced and presented with their awards.  They were Theodora Veronis of Dudley from Shepherd Hill Regional High School,  Phuong (Ruby) Le of Webster from Bartlett High School, Nichole Colon of Dudley, an adult returning to school, and Kelsey Prince of Webster from Bartlett High School.  The Dudley Woman’s... Read More

Tri-Valley’s first Health & Wellness Fair

Tri-Valley, Inc. will host its first ever Health & Wellness Fair at their Dudley offices on Thursday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“A number of our staff have been discussing this over the past year or so,” says Lisa Price, Tri-Valley’s executive director. “One of our missions is to perform outreach to the communities we serve, and we attend of lot of health fairs in the area, but our clients have a... Read More

Registration open for WDO Chamber golf tournament June 11

Golfers, it’s time to register for the upcoming Webster Dudley Oxford Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament. The Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 11, at the Heritage Country Club in Charlton.

The tournament supports a $1,000 scholarship award to five local students, one each from Webster, Dudley, Oxford, Bay Path Regional and a Chamber member son or daughter.

The golf tournament... Read More