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A first visit to the Publick House Historic Inn

By Barbara Van Reed

Several weeks ago a reader called our office to ask where she could pick up a copy of The Yankee Xpress because she wanted to clip the Publick House “buy-one-get-one-free” coupon, which appears in every issue.

That prompted me to do something I’d been planning for years myself: clip the coupon and visit the Publick House Historic Inn and Country Lodge. Though I live in the Blackstone Valley, I ha... Read More

Your Health Matters

By Janet Stoica

STURBRIDGE – Your taste buds will perk up when you enter the new Your Health Matters food store, which opened here in August.  The aroma is tantalizing and it’s not easy to discern which line of healthy product your nose is attracted to or which bouquet of pleasantness you are experiencing.  “Everyone tells me that the store’s aroma is very appealing,” says co-owner David Termine. “I guess... Read More

May Your Hearts Dance Forever!

By Janet Stoica

SOUTHBRIDGE – It was a beautiful sight. The Latino ladies of a certain age with their handsome partners dancing the traditional waltz they would have gently glided to had they still been teenagers.  Many of these wonderful senior citizens did not have the opportunity to take part in a Quinceanera, a Sweet 15 Party, when they were younger. 

But now, they had a leader in Roxana Gomez, Coordinator of th... Read More

Walktober is still going strong

Another week to whet your appetite for fun in The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor.  If you have enjoyed the annual program offered by The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) in its first few weeks, don’t stop now.

You can “Tackle the Trail” on Saturday, October 17, to benefit the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation.  Individual runners or relay teams will challenge themselves on the Air L... Read More

Northbridge Notes

By Magda Dakin

As the intensive gift-giving season begins, these shops have what you need in the Northbridge/Whitinsville area.

In the heart of downtown Whitinsville a new little shop is blooming.  The Wild Flower is located at 110 Church, the site of the former flower shop called Petals, which had closed.  Opening on August 1, the shop jumped right in and has already created... Read More

Miss Georgia Deane, all peaches and cream

“Miss Georgia” Deane of Mendon may not have become a world-famous actress like Eleanor Powell who she so admired as a young girl growing up in Salem.

But who is to say she didn’t emerge as a potent a force in her own right in the world of entertainment?

“I thought Hollywood would grab me for sure!” the spry, spunky, reddish/brown-haired peanut of a woman—ninety-six years young—said in her home on September 14th. “I... Read More

She lost it

By Janet Stoica

Webster – While taking a shower two years ago, Charlene Allain fell.  She hurt herself badly. Her blood pressure had dropped precariously low; she was overweight, and diabetic. Her medical condition at that point was not good. Her A1C tests were more than double what they should have been and topped out at 12.2 percent.

An A1C test is a three-month measurement of the amount of sugar attached to the h... Read More

Step up to the Walktober Challenge!

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) invites its members to step up to the challenge during the 25thannual Walktober.  Attend 15 Walktober adventures as a TLGV member, and earn your own Walktober Member Challenge T-shirt!  With over 190 unique listings, all you need to do is pick out 15 (or more) that tickle your fancy – and step up (or paddle or pedal) to the challenge.

Saturday, October 3rd is a great day to start, with 30... Read More

Celebrating 30 years: The Gift Gallery

The Gift Gallery in downtown Webster marks a major milestone this October: 30 years in business,   and it will celebrate the anniversary with a storewide 30%-off sale during the entire month. Whether the Gift Gallery is where you start shopping or where you end up shopping, each time you go you’ll find a plethora of choices for just about anything you want to celebrate.

Need a special something for a new m... Read More

Attorney Matt Blouin: He’s in it for you

By Janet Stoica

Oxford/Worcester –On the way to Worcester via Oxford Route 12 you see an approachable blue building past Happy Garden and next to the American Legion Post. Inside is a team of diligent practitioners of family law to call for events we have happily foreseen—or for those we did not anticipate. Matthew Blouin, Esquire, a graduate of Dudley Shepherd Hill High School, is the young associate there of Mark Lee, Co... Read More

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