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History of the Sitkowski School Apartments

By Janet Stoica

WEBSTER -  The Webster Town Hall was built in 1903 with a building addition completed in 1927 for Webster High School, soon to be renamed Bartlett High School in honor of Captain Amos Bartlett, a Civil War veteran and local resident.  The high school graduated 50 years’ worth of local students, the last graduates being the Class of 1978.

In 1979, a new Bartlett High School was opened near Lake Parkwa... Read More

Dumas Decorating and Upholstery Center

NORTH GROSVERNORDALE, CT. – Ethan Allen Furniture closed its doors in Dudley in 2003, but the craftsmanship of making and upholstering fine furniture honed by Dave Jezierski while employed there for many years has not been lost.  Dave is the owner of Dumas Decorating Center and Dave’s Upholstery located, on Route 12 in North Grosvenordale. In addition to fabric upholstering, Dave’s business includes flooring and carpeting.

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It’s peaches time at the orchards

By Magda Dakin

One of the many things we enjoy about summer is the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available at local orchards and farms stands. The taste and quality of a freshly picked strawberry, tomato, green bean or ear of corn doesn’t compare with those we get the rest of the year in the grocery store aisles, out of frozen packages or cans.

In August the bounty turns to peaches, nectarines (smoo... Read More

St. Mary’s Schools of Worcester

By Janet Stoica

When visiting St. Mary’s Schools of Worcester, a complete and truly distinctive platform of learning from Pre-K through grade 12, I was more than impressed with the enthusiasm and vigor of its wonderful staff. 

Principal Adam Cormier and parent Renata Lech were eager to talk about the school’s recent accomplishments and future goals.  The school has experienced a resurgence in student population afte... Read More

Calling all Auburn area WWII Vets!

By Janet Stoica

AUBURN – If you know a World War II veteran or are related to one of our Greatest Generation who lives in or near the Auburn area, the Chester P. Tuttle Post wants to hear from you.  In 2010, Congress voted to observe a “National Spirit of ‘45 Day” on the second Sunday of every August, to honor the men and women who were the heroes of the World War II generation.  August 11, 1945, was the day that President... Read More

Local film “Justice is Mind” to screen on August 18

Pizza Post owner Bob Leveillee plays Mr. Oxford

STURBRIDGE/OXFORD – Locally-produced movie “Justice is Mind” returns to the area to celebrate its second anniversary with a special event screening at the Cinemagic theatre in Sturbridge on Tuesday, August 18 at 7:00 p.m.

The movie’s writer/director Mark Lund and several of the actors and crew will attend the event, among them the leading actors Vernon Aldershoff, Robi... Read More

Annual Steamers at Sunset

UXBRIDGE: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce announces its Annual Steamers at Sunset held on Wednesday, August 19h from 4:30-7:30 PM at Blissful Meadows Golf Club, 801 Chocolog Road in Uxbridge.

The event features a Caribbean themed evening of golf, cocktails, food, raffles, games and much more. The night gathers chamber members and community together to celebrate the end of summer. A special feature of the evening... Read More

On the move

By Carl Achin

Trendz Consignment Boutique just reopened on Route 122 in Northbridge, after its original location in North Grafton was destroyed by fire.

Owner and Grafton resident Tracy DiRienzo explained how she got here. “Two years ago, I left my job with no backup plan and started Trendz. I woke up at three o’clock in the morning with a complete vision of opening up a consignment shop. It just hit me and I starte... Read More

Buffumville Dam Tour

Join a Park Ranger at 11:00am on August 9th at the Gate House Doors for an exclusive tour of the dam, inside and out.  Learn how the dam operates in flood situations, explore what the lake has to offer, and enjoy some fresh air! Buffumville Dam is located at 48 Old Oxford Rd, Charlton. You may call the office line for questions, no need to register, all ages welcome: 508-248-5697.

Open for business: The Cupcake Girl

By Magda Dakin

There’s a fun new place to go to at the intersection of W. Hartford Street and Route #122 in Uxbridge.

Need a special dessert or treat for the family, a contribution to the office party, cupcakes to show up your mother-in-law, or a little reward for a personal success? Then check out the cupcake display at The Cupcake Girl. It’s located right next to the bead shop Chevere... Read More