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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

It’s a-maizing at West End Creamery

Corn mazes bring a little bit of intrigue as well as fun to fall activities. At West End Creamery in Whitinsville, the 6-acre corn maze is the centerpiece of the family farm’s  weekend Fall Festivals.

This year the maze will honor first responders: police, fire, and emergency services.  Police, fire, and EMS logos are cut into the corn, along with a big “thank you.”

Winding through the maze can be a quick walk or a... Read More

Greenway Challenge winners of 15th Annual Adventure Race

Greenway Challenge Announces Winners of 15th Annual Adventure Race  

Woonsocket, RI - More than 360 athletes gathered in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Saturday, September 26 to compete in the 15th annual Greenway Challenge. The premier bi-state, 60-mile four-sport adventure race includes alternating segments of running, street biking, river paddling, and mountain biking. The Challe... Read More

Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders headlines BVCC breakfast

SUBSTITUTE Revisions from Barbara  Marylou Sudders oversees $21 billion of the state’s $38 billion fiscal year 2016 budget. “Public resources are precious,” she said in her keynote address at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast meeting last month. “I take that responsibility very seriously.”

Ms. Sudders, appointed Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services by Governor Charlie Baker in... Read More

WDO Business & Home Show

Webster Dudley Oxford Chambers 4th Annual Business & Home Show on Wednesday, October 21 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall. This event continues to grow with over 400 in attendance last year.  Booth cost is $85 for Chamber Members and $95 for Non-Chamber Members. Call Eleanor F. Houbre, Director PHONE: 508-943-9700 X224   FAX: ... Read More

Hometown Bank announces appointments and promotions

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank has announced the following promotions and appointments, according to Vice President of Human Resources Norma Collins:

Veronica Hopkins has been promoted to loan servicing supervisor at the Oxford Operations Center, where she was previously a loan administrator. In her new position, Ms. Hopkins will oversee the day to day operations of the Bank’s mortgage and con... Read More

Grafton’s Business Scene – September 2015

by Christine Galeone

With the dog days of summer behind us, fall is on its way. And it seems to be riding in on a crisp, cinnamon-scented breeze. Before too long, it’s sure to kick up piles of leaves and unearth fresh sights, sounds and tastes. In Grafton, the dawn of a new season is apparent in different ways at several of its businesses. 

For Pecorino country cheese shop, located at 135 Westboro R... Read More