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Who's ready for Camp Whitin Summer Fun?

WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center is excited to announce our Camp Whitin summer camps, to be held weekly from June – August!  For almost 30 years Camp Whitin has taken pride in providing fun, youth-oriented summer camps for children between the ages of  4-15 throughout the Blackstone Valley.

Whether it is an activity, educational or sport camp, half-day or full-day, every camper will enjoy an experience full of fu... Read More

Lincoln’s latest vet visit

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Lincoln’s vet visits have been surprisingly painless. The memory of the groomer who once performed a shave on his rear that was “close enough” to cause a burn (and chafing) has begun to fade with age. He no longer grabs his leash while we’re in the waiting room to, then, rush to the door’s exit. Instead, he sits at my heels with reasonable vet jitters and peeks down the hallway before gazing up at me.... Read More

Blackstone Valley Restaurant Week begins June 3

By Barbara Van Reed

The first-ever Blackstone Valley Restaurant week will begin June 3 and continues through the 15th.

Patterned after the popular Worcester Restaurant Week, the idea is to encourage diners to try new restaurants outside their usual destinations and sample a variety of food at a special price.

Participating restaurants in Grafton are Hunter’s Grille & Tap, Grafton Grill, and John Henry Tav... Read More

Grafton business leaders, grants, milestones

by Christine Galeone

What makes a good leader? With so many people trying to lead the way by attempting to squash their opponents’ opinions, it’s easy to forget. But our country’s sixth president knew the answer.  John Quincy Adams once said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

By that definition, there are several good leaders in Grafton. Recently, s... Read More

2019 Free Summer Concert Series at the Whitin Mill

ValleyCAST is proud to announce the return of its Free Summer Concert Series featuring a wide variety of high quality music performed by some of Blackstone Valley’s best local talent. The concert series, now in its 10th year, is one of the most popular events at the Whitin Mill drawing crowds of all ages and walks of life.

The concert series kicks off this year on Wednesday, July 3 at 6:00.  Then... Read More

Mexicali Webster May 30 fundraiser will support Oxford scholarship

The Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill restaurant will donate 20 percent of purchases made on Thursday, May 30, to a scholarship fund for an Oxford High School graduate.

Mexicali’s Lizzette Hernandez said that an Oxford High School student has already been chosen as the recipient. The choice was made in consultation with school counselors and scholarship committees, and was based on contributions, achievement, and need of the studen... Read More

Bay Path Faculty earns doctorate from Quinnipiac University

Charlton, MA — Adelina Healy of Dudley completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Quinnipiac University. The Board of Trustees, President and faculty of Quinnipiac University announced Doctor Healy’s receipt of Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the Commencement Exercises held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Lender Court at the People’s United Center York Hill Campus. The Doctor of Nursing Practice is one of two doctorate... Read More

Vaillancourt marks 35th with flurry of events and Traditions tribute book

By Rod Lee

For the thirty-fifth anniversary of their unique store, Gary and Judi Vaillancourt of Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton could have been content to release a chalkware piece commemorating the milestone.

They have done exactly that with Judi’s creation of “Angel on Deer.” As with “Starlight Santa: Rocking Donkey,” for Valliancourt’s 30th, the newly introduced design is already grabbing attention.

But t... Read More

Community Science Project - Bat Colony Study continues for second year at Cormier Woods

Bats are mysterious creatures to most people.  Surrounded by myth and legend, we have come to fear their presence.  However, humans tend to fear that which they do not understand.  Bats are in fact a very unique mammal that play an important role in our ecosystem.  For example, just one bat can eat hundreds to thousands of insects in a night and they love mosquitoes, flies and mayflies. Unfortunately, populations in some species... Read More

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