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Bradley Playhouse auditions

The Complex Performing Arts Centre in Putnam announces open auditions for the summer smash hit musical, PIPPI LONGSTOCKINGS.  Ages 7 to 19. Auditions are April 28 from 6-8pm and April 29 from 6-7pm. hPrepare a short monologue and 16 measures of music.  Performance dates July 10, 11, 12 at The Bradley Playhouse, Putnam CT

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American Rent-All and American Self Storage

By Janet Stoica

THOMPSON, CT – It’s like a mini-Spag’s for a do-it-yourself homeowner: seven acres of self-storage buildings, tool and party rental supplies and sales, moving trucks and vans, and home and yard equipment sales and rentals.  More than one could ever imagine along a country road in Thompson, Connecticut.

Husband and wife team Kevin and Jane Beno have grown and refined their American Rent-All and Americ... Read More

East Main Café – Just Like Home

By Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – Being the recipient of the Silver Spoon Award for “Best Breakfast and Lunch Place in Webster” is an honor of which East Main Café owner Mary Conrad is very proud. She must be doing something right as the steady flow of regular customers to her tidy and neat eatery located at 129 East Main Street was never-ending as I sat and interviewed her at the first booth in her café.

The waitperson tod... Read More

Gail’s Fabulous Finds: Milestones

By Magda Dakin

OXFORD - A sign above the register says “Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist,” and Gail Maloney can help with that. For the past five years she has found a way to combine her interest in art and unique items with her passion for finding a bargain.  At Gail’s Fabulous Finds she shares these special talents and the thrill of consignment shopping with her loyal bargain hunting customers.

Gail’s past... Read More

Hot dog eatery in Webster reopens as Joanne’s Coney Express

By Barbara Van Reed

Joanne Kubicki is a familiar name and face in downtown Webster, having worked for three years at the Coney 1950 hot dog shop at 119 Main Street. She was en employee there until a year ago, and the restaurant closed later last year.

But beginning Saturday, March 21, the popular lunch place will reopen with a flourish, a new owner, and a new name: Joanne’s Coney Express.

Joanne will be selli... Read More

Fifty health and business exhibitors at Annual Health and Business Expo

By Magda Dakin

AUBURN – Hundreds of visitors attended the Eighth Annual Health and Business Expo last week to see what’s new with local health care agencies, talk with local businesses, and participate in a host of free activities and raffles.

“The Expo was definitely more crowded than last year, and has steadily grown in the three years we’ve moved it to an evening event,” said Eleanor Houbre, director of the... Read More

If you ride it, Metzger Moto Worx can service it

By Ginger Costen

They’re easily located right across the street from the Walmart store in Putnam, Connectucut, at 628 C School Street and their new yellow Moto Worx sign grabs your attention as soon as you get off the highway and turn right onto School Street. They’re open six days a week but you won’t find the Metzger family at Moto Worx on Sunday because that’s their day to ride.

Formerly the home of Putnam Kawasa... Read More

Harrington to host color-themed 5K Walk/Run

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA – In an effort to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, and enhance critical behavioral health services in the area, Harrington HealthCare System will host a 5K fun run/walk in Southbridge on Sunday, May 3.

Fittingly titled “Take a Mental Health Day,” the event will support the need to provide greater access to services across Southern Worcester County. Funds raised will support recent efforts announced... Read More

Douglas Octoberfest gives back

DOUGLAS - Douglas Octoberfest announces two ways it will be giving back to the community: the Octoberfest Grant Program and the Octoberfest Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Program: Each year a Douglas Resident is selected to receive a non-renewable $500.00 scholarship which is be used toward tuition or books at any accredited institution of higher learning. This Scholarship is no... Read More

Metacomet Land Trust presents program on Harmful Forest Pests

Sutton, MA--The Metacomet Land Trust will host a forest pest management program at its upcoming annual meeting in Sutton on Thursday, April 9. The program starts at 7 p.m. in the Selectmen’s room at the Town Hall at 4 Uxbridge Road in Sutton. Land and forest owners concerned that their trees might be harboring the Asian Longhorn Beetle or the Emerald Ash Borer are urged to attend.

The Asian Longhorn beetle has devastated t... Read More