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Booklovers’ Gourmet celebrates 20 years

By Ginger Costen

When you walk through the front door at Booklovers’ Gourmet located at 55 East Main Street in Webster, it’s easy to see why this local business is so much more than a small neighborhood book store like the one in the Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks 1998 hit movie, “You’ve Got Mail.” But then, anyone who has known the owner and third-generation Webster resident Debra Horan for more than ten minutes soon realizes tha... Read More

Open for Business

By Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – the newly-opened London Barber Company offers men’s and lady’s styling but also jumps back to the future in men’s grooming by offering Hot Towel Treatments. 

“So what’s a Hot Towel Treatment?” I asked Ronald Hogan, the owner of the shop.  “This treatment is an ‘old school’ technique for shaving that is making a comeback for our male clientele,” said Mr. Hogan.  “The technique involves applyi... Read More

Larry Spotted Crow Mann to talk at Barnes & Noble

Larry Spotted Crow Mann, a member of the Nipmuc Tribe of Webster, will participate in an Authors’ Event at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in Millbury on Saturday evening, March 28 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Larry will discuss his novel “The Mourning Road to Thanksgiving,” published last year to popular acclaim.

The book is a tale of a Native American man haunted by his childhood and... Read More

The Yankee Xpress

In the case of Yankee, it means New Englander and connotes ingenuity and frugality (we hope).

In the case of our former name, Yankee Shopper, it meant that we showcased advertising from local merchants. And so the Yankee Shopper had been doing this job—relaying  the information about products and services to our communities for 40 years.

Two years ago we expanded Yankee Shopper coverage by mailing it to residents—a... Read More

WDO Chamber Profile: Greenhouse Car Wash

By Becky Harvey

The whipping winds of winter with its biting, frigid temperatures and mounds upon mounds of that fluffy white gunk we New Englanders are proud to claim as our own (but also love to claim we hate) might not have us thinking about getting our cars washed, but if you ask any mechanic, he or she will probably tell you that we should.  With all that snow and ice comes loads of road salt and other “conditioning a... Read More

Peachtree picks you up with breakfast and lunch

By Janet Stoica

WEBSTER—After assessing  the tastes of the local dining crowd, the owner/partners of Peachtree Family Restaurant, located at 29 Main Street in Webster, decided that their current focus would be with their breakfast and lunch customers.  And they have, indeed, found their niche.

Recently, their newly-trained breakfast/lunch cooking staff  learned that their diners’ favorite morning omelette is The... Read More

Fuller Automotive

By Becky Harvey

AUBURN - After a year spent celebrating its 100th anniversary serving customers in the Worcester and surrounding areas, Fuller Automotive isn’t resting on its laurels.  They still “work hard (to) be good to people” every day. Those are the words by which the Fuller family has built a comprehensive automotive enterprise that has lasted so long.  Now that the celebration is complete, the great-grandsons of th... Read More

Letting go of road rage

By Barbara Van Reed

If there was anything that could enrage Christina Galeone, it would be to see someone driving recklessly. “I’d get really angry about that,” she says.

But there finally came a day when she thought: “This time I’m going to let it go. It is stupid to bring this rage forward and have it affect other people too.”

What followed was a poem entitled “The Road Ahead.” It invites forgiveness to rep... Read More

Auburn Health & Business Expo set for March 24

AUBURN – The Eighth Annual Auburn Health & Business Expo will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks, at 754 Southbridge Street. This unique community event is free and open to the public and features business exhibitors from a variety of industries, including retail, service, health care, business to business, and business to consumer.

The Auburn Chamber of Com... Read More

Atwater-Donnelly, Traditional American Folk Music & Dance

Free, February 27, 1 pm, at the Dudley Senior Center                        

The highly acclaimed husband-wife duo, Aubrey Atwater and Ellwood Donnelly, present delightful programs of Traditional American and Celtic Folk Songs, a Capella pieces, old-time Gospel Songs, dance tunes and original works.  Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous and unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian Mountain dulcimer, mandolin, tin whistle... Read More