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Hometown Bank Community Foundation contributes $10,000 to Worcester Community Housing Resources

Oxford, Massachusetts – Michael D. Hewitt, President of Hometown Bank Community Foundation, Inc., announced today that a contribution in the amount of $10,000 was presented to Worcester Community Housing Resources (“WCHR”) on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018.

WCHR is a not-for-profit organization providing services to low-income residents and communities throughout Worcester County.  Their initiatives assist low-income, underserv... Read More

William Miller and the Great Reckoning

By Thomas D’Agostino

On October 22, 1844, over a million people gathered on hills, mountaintops, and inside cemeteries singing hymns and praying out loud, waiting the midnight tolling. It was that moment they were told that the Great Reckoning would commence. The sky was to burst open and all the true followers were to be whisked up to heaven while the rest would die by fire.

These ardent followers sold all their be... Read More

Though few in number, Oxford vets are Memorial Day-strong

By Rod Lee

Again this year an ever-dwindling number of veterans associated with American Legion Post 58 and VFW Post 5663 will perform their solemn duty by leading observances of Memorial Day in the town of Oxford.

It is Post 58’s turn to host the Memorial Day Parade, which will start at about 10:15 a.m. on May 28th from the VFW Post on Federal Hill Road and proceed south on Main St. for dedications including remark... Read More

Spencer Furniture reinvents itself along with showroom transformation

By Janet Stoica

Spencer – Looks can be very deceiving at times and the multi-storied Spencer Furniture building certainly falls into that category.  “People cannot believe our large inventory of furniture displays,” says Tammy Setterlund, marketing director for Spencer Furniture. “They come through our front doors and begin their exploration, soon realizing that our store has many more beautiful displays than they thought.... Read More

Auburn is A-OK for merchants and customers they serve

By Rod Lee

Wherever one turns along the main corridors (Routes 12 and 20) that thread their way through the town of Auburn it is obvious that business is thriving.

That is certainly true at Bentley Pub, 602 Southbridge St.; attributable, Owner Jim Taylor said during the noon hour on May 9th, to “a great crew and great staff” that keep customers coming through the door for lunch and dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.... Read More

Haddad Auto Detail celebrates 40 Years of “Making Cars Look Like New”

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Even after forty years in the auto detail business, Wayne Haddad, at the age of sixty, can’t help but say to himself, “I can’t believe how good this car looks” after cleaning one with his bare hands. For the third year in a row he and his team have earned Worcester Magazine’s Best Auto Detailing of Worcester, an honor made possible by old school practices and young person attitudes.

Haddad’s... Read More

Delray Doc’s is ready for a sizzling summer

By Janet Stoica

Look no further than Delray Doc’s Fruit & Deli to make your summer the best ever. “I’ve invested in a new and very large van,” said Owner Darek Mikucki. “This gives us the ability to stock and carry all that we need for backyard barbecues - one of our newer services.”

Darek and his crew will take their premium products and goods to your location and take care of all the details for your family ga... Read More

Community Science Project - Bat Colony Study at Cormier Woods

Bats are mysterious creatures to most people.  Surrounded by myth and legend, we have come to fear their presence.  However, humans tend to fear that which they do not understand.  Bats are in fact a very unique mammal that play an important role in our ecosystem.  For example, just one bat can eat hundreds to thousands of insects in a night and they love mosquitoes, flies and mayflies. Unfortunately, populations in some species... Read More

Alzheimer's Partnership hosts free forum for caregivers

WHITINSVILLE, MA (May 16, 2018) -- The South Worcester County Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer a free forum on Friday, June 15 beginning at 12:45 p.m., at the Northbridge COA, 20 Highland Street, Whitinsville.

The forum will Noreen Shea, CDP, PTA, AD, B.S. Independent Certified Positive Approach to Care Trainer (CPACT). Noreen is also a... Read More