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Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild prepares “Vision” quilt for 2020 bi-annual raffle

By Magda Dakin

During the annual holiday season most people get into the spirit of giving, decorating their homes and spending time with their friends and family. You can often hear the lament that this spirit should be carried out all year long.

The 85 active members of the Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild do just that.

In 2019 alone they quilted and donated 184 quilts through their Senior Lap Quilts outr... Read More

BankHometown donates $24,000 for Woolie World park renovations

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS, December 6, 2019bankHometown recently donated $24,000 for the extensive renovation of two basketball courts at the Washington Street park.

The courts at the park, known as Woolie World, were completely resurfaced, repainted, and equipped with new basketball hoops. While open to the public, the courts are predominantly used by the Millbury Pee Wee Basketball progr... Read More

The famous Stratford knocking

By Thomas D'Agostino

1738 Elm Street in Stratford, Connecticut, became the site of one of the most famous poltergeist infestations in American history. The mansion fit in with the rest of the homes when it was completed in 1826. The exquisite domicile was a gift from General Mattas Nicoll to his daughter and new son-in-law, Captain George Dowdell. The Georgian style mansion boasted Doric columns on both the outside and int... Read More

Growing pains a sign of the times in the town of Auburn

By Rod Lee

Auburn is used to getting good news from Town Manager Julie A. Jacobson and that was the case again at a “Town Talk” breakfast meeting at J. Anthony’s Italian Grill on Southbridge St. on November 20th.

The event was hosted by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce and officiated by Chamber President Steve Londregan of Chuck’s Steak House, with registration of attendees provided by the Chamber’s Virginia Parent.... Read More

Great books for a "Cold Winter’s Night"

Why not take advantage of the opportunity to read more with the upcoming long, cold nights? Here are just a few suggestions to keep your blood pumping.

The Winter Sister by Megan Collins is an atmospheric story that weaves together a suspenseful plot along with a captivating character study of a family going through hard emotional times. A sister’s disappearance years ago comes back into question... Read More

Milford Federal Bank sponsors Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert

Milford Federal Bank is proud to provide a $5,000 sponsorship toward The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert at The Grand Ballroom of Milford Town Hall, on December 7, 2019. The Holiday Pops continues to be Claflin Hill’s most popular concert, and has become a holiday tradition for many families in the community. For more information and tickets, go to: www.claflinhill.com... Read More

Millbury pulls out all the stops for 21st annual Chain of Lights

By Rod Lee

The Trudell family will be on the street early and staying late when Millbury’s 21st annual Chain of Lights kicks into gear on Sunday, December 8th.

Talking about the event in her law office on Canal Street last week, Heather Trudell said the Chain of Lights is something her children look forward to every year. As do so many others.

Ms. Trudell is part of an organizing committee for the Chain of Li... Read More

Sutton Chain of Lights illuminates another year for local communities

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The good ole’ days don’t have to be so old, or far away. If you’re lucky enough, they might even be next door. I’ve lived in the town of Sutton for more than twenty-three years. The good old days have practically been in my backyard. I’ve raised my son in a neighborhood that has allowed him the freedom to ride his bike around the block, trick or treat amongst kids he’s known for a decade and eat app... Read More

Shop owners and customers show their appreciation on Small Business Saturday, November 30

by Christine Galeone

Thanksgiving is almost here. The warmth of family gatherings should take the chill off of the wintry weather. And not too long after, a similar kind of warmth will emanate throughout Grafton.

On Sunday Dec. 8, for the 24th year, the Grafton Recreation Department will hold its Grafton Celebrates the Holidays event. It’s sponsored by businesses and organizations,... Read More

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