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A book for everyone on your list

This holiday season, why not treat friends and family to a good read? There truly is something for everyone’s taste or interest, starting with the youngest on your list.

Who doesn’t love a great story that is wonderfully illustrated to capture the magic? Perennial favorite children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett is back with “The Snowy Nap.” When winter comes, Hedgie the hedgehog tries to stay awake so... Read More

$1 million MassDevelopment Loan helps Worcester Community Action Council launch Head Start program in Webster

MassDevelopment has issued a $1 million loan to the Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC), an agency that offers a wide range of education, employment, and social service programs throughout 45 communities in Central Massachusetts. After an exhaustive site search, WCAC recently signed a 25-year lease with the Town of Webster to occupy a two-story, 8,400-square-foot building at 116 School Street. Originally constructed a... Read More

WCS welcomes New Director of Advancement

Whitinsville Christian School (WCS) has named Scott Anderson as their new Director of Advancement. He will be responsible for alumni and donor relations, fundraising, and promotion for the school.

Scott comes to WCS after three years as Director of Development at Holy Name Central

Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Worcester. “I am delighted to welcome Scott to our community. He has considerable experience in adm... Read More

Booklovers’ Gourmet is the biggest little bookstore around

By Janet Stoica

Back in 1995 when Debra Horan decided to open a book shop in Webster, she never imagined it would flourish so beautifully. Many local book hunters and avid readers have found Booklovers’ Gourmet to be a paradise in the small town of Webster and frequently patronize this wonderful emporium filled with more than just books.

As the holidays will soon be upon us, unusual and charming gifts can be found t... Read More

Ventriloquist Santa and elves to perform at Oxford Public Library

Musical Ventriloquist and children’s entertainer Kevin Driscoll will perform as Santa with the children at the 12/7/18 10:30 AM Oxford Public Library.  TheRealBeardedSanta™, his wise-cracking 40" elves Jerry & Jessica, Santa's Doug the Talking Dog, Fred the Singing Frog, and Willie the Red Nosed Whiteboard will bring their clown car full of drums and percussion instruments for the children to play WITH the ventriloquist dummi... Read More

Millbury’s wildlife photographer leaves behind his gifts for grand opening of Eagle’s Perch Gallery

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

The annual Christmas celebration for the Millbury Chain of Lights will take place on Sunday, December 2. Local visitors, while enjoying a festive trolley journey, may want to make a stop at Hawk Hill Orchards, but not only for a piece of apple pie.

Jack Swedberg was a wildlife photographer for the Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. He was a rugged man k... Read More

Sutton primed to be a center of commercial activity

By Rod Lee

Jennifer Hager who is director of planning for the town of Sutton can hardly contain her excitement in talking about projects on the drawing board that will further strengthen the community’s efforts to encourage economic development.

Ms. Hager was particularly enthused the afternoon of November 13th in revealing that Primetals Technologies USA LLC is relocating its operations from Worcester to land strad... Read More

Revived Felter’s Mill brims with tenants and energy

By Rod Lee

Even on a Monday which was the day after Veterans Day and thus celebrated as the holiday it is easy to see why Felter’s Mill on West St. in Millbury has come back to life as an incubator for dozens of small businesses.

Home to the manufacture of felt for such items as boots and hats for more than one hundred years, Felter’s Mill in the second decade of the 2000’s has taken on a whole new aura while managi... Read More

Salvation Army Kettle Campaign needs volunteers

Salvation Army Bell Ringers are still needed for the seasonal Kettle Campaign at the Price Chopper in Webster. Volunteers chime in for one- or two-hour segments between  2 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday. Funds raised through this event stay in the community, and are used to support emergency assistance programs and those in need throughout the winter months. If you can help, call Tony Y... Read More

Sen. Moore to host “Politically Speaking” radio program

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) will take to the airwaves as host of a radio broadcast every first Saturday of the month.  The program, titled “Politically Speaking,” will cover a broad range of politically-related topics.     

“This radio broadcast will provide an opportunity to share information about what’s happening on Beacon Hill and in our local communities,” said Senator Moore.  “I’... Read More

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