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Calling all volleyball enthusiasts

Area residents are invited to participate in co-ed pick-up volleyball games on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the Martin Road Recreational Park in Douglas. Joe Cicero, member of the Recreation Commission tells us that players from all communities are most welcome to play.

Girls from Oxford, Sutton, Douglas, and Assabet high schools have been playing league volleyball in Douglas this summer.  “There have been opportunities for... Read More

The Indian Princess weathers the storms

By Ginger Costen

She may be only 15-years old, but she’s already made quite a name for herself. 

As most of us in Webster already know, if you’re going to be calling Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg your home, you’d better be prepared for a life filled with beautiful sunsets, serene mornings, still waters and an all-too-often major storm or two.

The Indian Princess paddle wheel boat began he... Read More

It’s blueberry picking time

By Jacleen Charbonneau

It's that time of year again when lovers of the summer season can find fresh fruits and vegetables right at their local farm stands. Many even enjoy the luxury of picking their own produce, which doesn't always mean one has to garden. Actually, many local farms offer an option called "Pick Your Own," opening their fields to the public at specific times for picking fruits and berries right from their... Read More

Staycationers enjoy August programs

By Christine Galeone

These days, many people are enjoying the great outdoors. They’re soaking up the sunshine, smelling the flowers – proverbial and otherwise – and loading up their vehicles to head for the hills…or the ocean. But there’s good news for staycationers too. This summer, in Grafton, there are a number of ways to get some fresh air, while having fun.

For kids, the possibilities are endless. The Grafton R... Read More

Rotary Club of Uxbridge installs new officers

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge annual installation of officers luncheon was held on June 16, 2015.   New officers, President Kellie Drew and Vice President Linn Doll Butler will begin their one year term beginning July 1, 2015.   

Kellie Drew has been in the banking industry for 24 years.  She is currently the branch manager of Webster First Federal Credit Union's Whitinsville office.  She has held this position for almost th... Read More

Pamela Zouranjian Connor named Director of Cancer Center at Harrington

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – June 29, 2015 – Pamela Zouranjian Connor has been named Director of the Cancer Center at Harrington HealthCare System. Harrington, based in Southbridge, provides comprehensive healthcare to the residents and communities of South Central Massachusetts and Northeastern Connecticut.

The two-story, freestanding Cancer Center, which was opened in June 2009, offers infusion and chemotherapy, hematology, and... Read More

Southwick’s Zoo celebrates 50th anniversary

MENDON--Southwick’s Zoo is celebrating their 50th anniversary with special monthly events all season long! July’s event is Celtic Cool on Saturday, July 11, featuring Celtic music and dancing within the zoo followed by an evening concert.

Celtic Cool’s daytime event will take place within Southwick’s Zoo and is included with the zoo’s regular admission rates. Visitors can look forward to guests, presentations, and shows th... Read More

Free Summer Concerts

By Barbara Van Reed

Summer time is also music time in several of our towns. Oxford, Auburn, and Webster all have free summer concerts, thanks to cultural councils and business sponsors who make the events possible.


One day two years ago Joyce Sirard, chairman of the Oxford Bandstand Committee, happened by the bandstand and saw two people sitting there. She stopped to chat and discovere... Read More

On the Move: Aubuchon Hardware moves to East Main Street

By Barbara Van Reed

“Wow! This is the nicest hardware store I’ve ever seen.” This was a comment overheard from a woman entering the new Aubuchon Hardware store at the old Price Chopper Plaza in Webster for the first time.

Store Manager Kristian Remes is all smiles as he surveys the newly renovated 9,000 square feet of floor space that was the former CVS and Sleepy’s stores.  Aubuchon moved from its previous, smaller... Read More

Summertime and the Reading is Easy!

by Debra Horan, owner of Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, MA

Grab a couple of these great titles so you don’t get caught without something fun to read this summer!

Prolific author Stephen King’s newest release Finders Keepers is a masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far--a book about the power of storytelling, st... Read More