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Whitin Park Fall Food Festival

WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center is pleased to announce our newest event the Whitin Park Fall Food Festival! This Fall event will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am-3pm, in our beautiful 7.5 acre Whitin Park, 60 Main Street in Whitinsville. The Whitin Park Fall Food Festival will encompass a wide variety of Food Truck Vendors and Event Vendors from all around New England, B... Read More

Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis announces $100,000 Grant Award to combat opioid epidemic

West Boylston -  Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis has announced the Worcester County House of Correction has been selected by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to be the recipient of a $100,000 Grant Award to fund addiction treatment and services for incarcerated individuals with an opioid use disorder who are within two months of release.  The new program known as Medication Assisted Treatment... Read More

Be a stop on the Millbury Chain of Lights!

MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS The Millbury Chain of Lights Committee is welcoming Millbury-based businesses and groups to participate in the annual Chain of Lights celebration on Sunday, December 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
As an official stop, your organization can join more than two dozen other locations that showcase their... Read More

Harrington continues to focus on safety with updated security measures

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Harrington HealthCare System continues to focus on the safety of its patients, staff and visitors following a June 14 incident where a Southbridge Emergency Room nurse was stabbed by a patient.
Since the attack, Harrington has implemented strict security guidelines within its Emergency D... Read More

Harrington continues to focus on safety with updated security measures

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Harrington HealthCare System continues to focus on the safety of its patients, staff and visitors following a June 14 incident where a Southbridge Emergency Room nurse was stabbed by a patient.
Since the attack, Harrington has implemented strict security guidelines within its Emergency D... Read More

Dudley Grange 9th Annual Apple Festival

October 7th 2017 from 11 am-4 pm--go to Center Rd near Nichols College and follow the signs to partake of apple crisp made with fresh apples and topped with vanilla ice-cream! (Sugar-free available upon request) Does it get better than that? Here’s rundown of the day’s events: Apple Pie Eating Contest for Adults and Kids, Tug--war for Adults and Kids, Games, Bounce House, vendors and more....

Entertainment will be provided... Read More

Mendon County Ramblers offer Willow Brook Restaurant a night of bluegrass and fun

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Thursday nights have gone a little bit country at Mendon’s Willow Brook Restaurant, thanks to a dedicated group of Bluegrass musicians whose monthly jams have led to nightly concerts, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., and, moreover, have garnered a crowd that’s both loyal and hungry.

They are the talented Mendon County Ramblers, led by banjoist Phil Roettjer, an electrical engineer who... Read More

Grafton celebrates animals, art, apple pies and more

by Christine Galeone

Our world is made up of various types of communities. There are religious ones, artistic ones, athletic ones, political ones, etc. But although being part of global communities can be exciting and inspiring, it’s nice to also be part of our local communities. 

This month, some of those local communities are coming together in Grafton. At a myriad of events, they will celebrate animals, art, appl... Read More

Get fired up for networking

This fall, get back into the networking of things, and make that connection you have been hoping for. The meeting will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Firebrands Bar & Grill, 8 Airport Road in Dudley. Cost: Chamber members, $10; Non-members, $20. To register: www.WDOChamberMA.com

We hope to see you there--

OSV Militia Men – on the job to preserve a slice of American history

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Ever wonder what it would be like to go to work dressed up and ready to serve in the military?  

A stroll through Old Sturbridge Village during a sunny Labor Day Saturday had me curious.  What’s it like to wear an 1830’s Militia Man uniform and reenact a scene from our great nation’s history?  Are these stiff-armed, musket men reliving a stale childhood dream to carry a gun or are they volun... Read More

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