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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

Apple Tree Arts: “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS”

GRAFTON, MA . Apple Tree Arts premiered “Disney’s Aladdin KIDS” musical on March 13 and 14, 7 p.m. at Grafton Middle School. Elementary school aged children from many local communities appeared in the musical.

Theatre goers took a ride on a magic carpet and met fascinating people like Aladdin, the diamond-in-the rough street rat; Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah; Jafar, the evil vizier to the Sultan; Sultan, the ruler of A... Read More

What’s the difference: marketing and advertising?

By Keith Carpenter

Over the years, I've worked with countless business owners and most don't understand the difference between Marketing and Advertising. Many of them have the tendency to group these two activities together. The reality is, they are quite different and most business owners are not doing them effectively.

If you can relate, I can help. I want to share with you the difference between Marketing and Adv... Read More

Searchin’ for St. Pat, finding Posh

by Rod Lee

St. Patrick’s Day in the Blackstone Valley may not mean parades like the ones that take place in Boston and Worcester, a widespread lifting of a pint at the local pub (there aren’t that many such establishments around these parts) or much of the other fanfare that accompanies celebrations of the life of “The Apostle of Ireland”—a fifth-century bishop and missionary around whom great legend is built.

In fa... Read More

Club 21 Blackstone Valley brings friendship, fun and so much more

by Christine Galeone

WHITINSVILLE – “What inspired me to participate in Club 21 Blackstone Valley program was very simple. It is in my DNA,” said Sela Rousseau, a Certified Local Pastor. Sela is one of a group of people whose lives have been enriched by friendships with Alternatives clients. Since February 2014, the Alternatives program has fought social isolation for its clients with developmental disabilities. At the sam... Read More

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