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Is Chamber’s business scarecrow contest the start of a tradition?

By Rod Lee

A little nudge from the Auburn Chamber of Commerce was all that the Chamber’s member companies and organizations needed to jump aboard for an extra-special version of Halloween, this year.

Move over, Salem. Auburn’s business community, in collaboration with the Chamber, can “do Halloween” with characters and costumes that are just as irresistible as yours. Auburn’s may not be quite as ghoulish, but there... Read More

WCS Welcomes new Director of the Arts

Whitinsville Christian School (WCS) has named Heather Hannon Rufo as their new Director of the Arts. In this role, Heather will provide leadership and coordination of the many arts programs at WCS in order to achieve the school’s goal of delivering quality music, drama, and visual arts that foster student potential and God-given talent.

“I am so thrilled to be back at WCS! After directing the high school theater at WCS fro... Read More

Webster’s New England Home Cabinetry works for builders and homeowners

By Janet Stoica

With many years of solid planning, design, and construction experience under their belts, Joe and Sue Bugan of New England Home Cabinetry have proven that their products and services can, indeed, be successful for the local area. They specialize in kitchen and bath remodeling. Best of all, their cabinetry is USA-made and built to last with pricing just as competitive as the big-box stores. Supporting your l... Read More

Ephriam Gray

By Thomas D’Agostino

The secret of immortality. So many people have attempted to concoct a potion, spell, or some other way to live throughout eternity unscathed by the ravages of time. Impossible you say? Well, one man may have actually cheated the reaper and to this day, lives among the masses unchanged by the passing of the years. That man is Ephriam Gray.

Ephriam lived as a recluse in a large house in the center... Read More

Diamonds, jewelry in Newton, nifty finds on W. Hartford Ave.

By Rod Lee

Among the titles David Alpert of Milford is most proud of may be that of “acquirer.” He is by his own definition a collector. A possessor of things.

It has been this way for a long time, Mr. Alpert said on October 20 as he continued setting up an as-yet-unnamed gift shop featuring collectibles and memorabilia in space behind the Uxlocale restaurant and adjacent to The Mane Place at 510 W. Hartford Ave. in... Read More

Living with Coyotes

Westborough Public Library will be hosting a special presentation via Zoom called Living With Coyotes on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM.

Please join us and enjoy some great photography while learning all about the most misunderstood and remarkable animal in North America.  This Zoom presentation by John Maguranis will include topics such as th... Read More

600 Students attend Blackstone Valley Education Foundation October Careers in STEM Webinar Series

WHITINSVILLE, MA, October, 2020 - The Blackstone Valley Education Foundation (BVEF) continued its commitment to providing accessible STEM enrichment to its full and affiliate member school districts during the month of October. In honor of Massachusetts STEM Week 2020 (October 19-23), BVEF rolled out their new virtual programming initiative. The virtual programming at BVEF was designed in response to COVID-19 challenges and to ma... Read More

Northbridge Cultural Council seeks grant applications and new members

November 5, 2020- The Northbridge Cultural Council is currently accepting grant applications from local artists, performers, schools, and nonprofit organizations through December 14, 2020. Funding (usually ranging from $100-$1,000) will be distributed for events or workshops supporting the arts, humanities, and applied sciences in the Northbridge community, taking place any time throughout 2021. Virtual events are welcome! The ap... Read More

42nd BVCC Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony with Maj. Gen. Thomas E. Murphy

Location of the Event: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud to present our 42nd Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony, presented by UniBank, on Thursday, November 19th 2020, at 8:00am and for the first time ever, presented virtually to our Members and friends of the community.

Through our partnership with Venly, Inc., our Keynote Speaker is Major General Thomas E. Murphy, Director of P... Read More

Harrington HealthCare to open Addiction Immediate Care Center

WEBSTER, MA, November 3, 2020 – Harrington HealthCare System has opened an Addiction Immediate Care (AIC) center to provide immediate treatment and ongoing comprehensive care for individuals suffering with alcohol and substance use disorders. The center, located on the Harrington HealthCare at Webster campus, is the first facility of its kind in Massachusetts and nearby Connecticut.

“The Addiction Immediate Care center is... Read More