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Vendors and crafters wanted for Holiday Marketplace fundraiser

The St. Joseph Women’s Club of Webster, is sponsoring “GLITTER & GLITZ - A HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE” on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Point Breeze Restaurant in Webster, from 1 pm to 5 pm.  

Pricing for one six-foot space will be $35 and $60 for two spaces.  A description of your craft/exhibit will be required.  For further information and an application, please contact Jackie Skrocki at 508-943-818... Read More

Hurricane Harvey donation days

Family, employees, and members of management at All Phase Glass Corporation have put a plan in place to load up a tractor trailer thanks to their good friends at New World Van Lines to help our fellow Americans in Texas that have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The goal is on or around September 11th to have -- at the minimum one tractor trailer or more-- with new and used clothing, non-perishab... Read More

Daniels Farmstead Apple Festival

Located at 286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA, the historic Daniels Farmstead is celebrating the arrival of fall in New England with an Apple Festival on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine).  Daniels Farmstead is known to have played a pivotal role in the growing of apples and the production of apple cider and vinegar at the largest surviving cider house in the Blackstone River Valley. 

Joa... Read More

Men’s club strikes up the bands for first Country Fest

By Rod Lee

If there was any sign of indecision when Matt Mead, Brad DiDio and Dave O’Brien sat down at a table at Rebecca’s Place on Farm St. in Upton the morning of August 17th to talk about the prospects for a first-ever “Country Fest” being put on by the Upton Men’s Club next month, it didn’t show.

“It’s an inaugural. Our rookie year,” Mr. DiDio said, sounding every bit like a ballplayer discussing his initial at... Read More

Treating lower back pain – new guidelines!

By Jason Poquette,
BPharm, R.Ph

Of all the types of pain that pester patients, lower back pain may be the most pestering of them all. Nearly 30% of American adults admit to having some degree of lower back pain in the past 3 months. Lower back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. And Americans spend a lot of green backs treating bad backs, upwards of $50 billion each year.

No wonder the Ame... Read More

Summer’s not over yet

by Christine Galeone

Have you noticed? The days are getting shorter. Kids are heading back to school. And while Halloween decorations and candy have replaced beach accessories in seasonal retail aisles, pharmacies have started promoting flu shots.

But summer’s not over yet. There’s still some time to enjoy things like beaches, parks and barbecues. It’s the perfect time to experience some late summer rest and relaxat... Read More

Sen. Moore announces 79th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced that the 79th Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this fall on Tuesday, October 24th and Wednesday, October 25th at the Massachusetts State House.

CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of M... Read More

Millbury’s West Main businesses like their location

By Rod Lee

Crossing from Millbury Center which is a flourishing hub, past the construction of the new ramp off Rt. 146 to West Main St., where several police officers direct traffic through the congestion and dust, and then into West Millbury, it is hard not to notice the difference between two very distinct parts of town.

  The first thought that comes to mind upon entering West Main St. is “this is a forlorn and f... Read More

Douglas – Octoberfest planning in full swing!

October 7, 2017 from 9am to 4pm Main street Douglas will once again be filled with people from all over the Blackstone Valley and beyond. This year we will feature 3 stages, as well as live music at our Berkshire Brewing Beer Tent.

Old favorite rides and games like the choo choo train, cash cube, and spinny wheel will be back, as well as expanding music performances at the Mason’s Lodge stage! We are also accepting Visa, M... Read More

Anna Piascik named Director of Wound Care Center

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – Anna Piascik, a Webster resident, has been named Director of the Wound Care Center at Harrington.

Piascik was most recently the Director of Operations for Fresenius Medical Care North America, where she was responsible for the financial, quality and regulatory activities of eight dialysis facilities in Connecticut, and previously in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Her oversight included daily operating bu... Read More

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