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Douglas Oktoberfest incorporates old favorites, new entertainment, website

On Saturday, October 6 from 9am to 4pm on Main Street, Douglas, Massachusetts will once again host one of the largest events in the Blackstone Valley. Douglas Oktoberfest is very excited to announce this year’s headlining act, Boombox: the '70s and '80s Experience. The DOUGLAS, Massachusetts, August 13, 2018 -- Oktoberfest Incorporates Old Favorites, As Well As New Entertainment, Website.

seven-member band consist... Read More

Tom Rush Concert at Great Hall, Grafton Common

Grafton, MA. .  . Apple Tree Arts presents one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters Tom Rush in Concert Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Great Hall, One Grafton Common. An acclaimed international folk artist, Tom Rush’s music has influenced generations of artists from the folk revival in the ‘60s to the renaissance of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Tom Rush in Concert is the inaugural concert of the Grafton Performing Arts Series presented in t... Read More

Lots of “hoopla” at the Uxbridge Library

Hoopla is the latest addition to the digital collection at the Uxbridge Free Public Library. Patrons now have the ability to download or stream materials free of charge through this new web and mobile platform. The service includes movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and even TV shows. All it takes is a library card and your own personal account to access over 600,000 titles through a desktop browser, mobile app or TV.

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Webster Fall Annual Town Meeting



The Town of Webster Board of Selectmen has called the Annual Town Meeting for Monday, October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the Bartlett High School Auditorium, 52 Lake Parkway, Webster, MA, 01570.  At their regularly scheduled meeting on August 13, 2018, the Board of... Read More

Tax-free ‘all clear’ is good news for BV stores, customers

By Rod Lee

Never again will Peter Sclamo of Sclamo Home Furnishings on Grafton Road in Millbury or any of his colleagues in the retailing sector have to wait until the Massachusetts State Legislature decides at the last minute to approve a “tax-free weekend”—as lawmakers did on July 31st, just before going into summer recess.

Store owners like Mr. Sclamo look with understandable bafflement at Beacon Hill’s annual da... Read More

New trains at Southwick's Zoo

Southwick’s Zoo recently purchased 2 new GOPO Trains from Marcotec LLC which is owned by Luc (pronounced Luke) Goemaere out of Naples, Florida for the Woodlands Habitat. Visitors can board the train and take a leisurely ride through the zoo’s largest habitat covering 50 acres. The Woodland Express Train offers zoo visitors the opportunity to view the zoo’s elk as well as native wildlife.

GOPO Trains was created by Luc Goem... Read More

Tetreault Land Conservation Corporation established in Douglas

Merritt “Pete” Tetreault and his wife Veronica are well-known in Douglas as generous contributors to community projects. The gazebo at the town common and the sign in the library lawn are just two of the visible donations they have made.

Pete passed away in August last year, but his legacy and that of Veronica will continue in perpetuity with the establishment of Tetreault Land Conservation, Inc. (TLC), structured recently... Read More

8th Annual Free Shakespeare: AS YOU LIKE IT at Webster's French River Park

(WEBSTER, MA): On Thursday, August 16th, Brown Box Theatre Project will transform Webster’s French River Park into the Forest of Arden in its eighth annual Free Outdoor Shakespeare tour of As You Like It.
When a motley cast of characters finds themselves banished from the court, misdirection, desire, and serendipity unite to form a tangled web of identity and love that could only be possible in this pastoral haven, where gen... Read More

Dr. Oliver Joseph joins Alternatives and The Bridge

Alternatives and The Bridge are pleased to welcome Dr. Oliver Joseph to the staff. Dr. Joseph is a graduate of Boston University and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He completed his residency in psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center. While at Virginia Tech, he was awarded Letters of Distinction in Research, Psychiatry and Service Learning & Community Service. In addition, Dr. Joseph was named “Volunteer o... Read More

Calling all photographers! Show off your talent in TLGV’s 2019 Calendar

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is searching for 13 photos that capture the unique spirit of the National Heritage Corridor. The selected images will appear in the 2019 TLGV Calendar and hang proudly in businesses and homes throughout the National Heritage Corridor and beyond!

Photos must convey the exceptional natural, historic, and cultural resources of The Last Green Valley. We welcome photos of people caring for and... Read More