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Debi Kennedy brings A Touch of Magick to Uxbridge

By Magda Dakin

There’s a touch of Magick in the air when you step over the sparkled front-door step into the newest consignment shop in the Uxbridge area. Opening less than two months ago, Debi and her staff have already doubled their space to make room for all the magick-producing that Debi Kennedy, owner of the shop, has in mind.

Just like any good consignment shop, A Touch of Magick has racks of newly arriving cl... Read More

Moore tapped to lead Senate Cyber Security Initiative

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) has been appointed by Senate President Stanley C. Rosenberg (D-Amherst) to serve as Chair of the newly-established Senate Special Committee on Cyber Security Readiness.   

In the wake of growing concerns relative to data privacy, security and increased threats within the cyber space, the Massachusetts State Senate has taken action to establish a Special Committee to make recom... Read More

Foppema’s Farm and Little Man Handbags collaborate on new product line

By Barbara Van Reed

“A great community is one in which its members work together,” says Christine Guanipa, owner of Little Man Handbags in Whitinsville. Christine’s line of textile handbags has become very popular, enough to be sold in the White House gift shop.

Foppema’s Farm on Hill Street in Northbridge, long a provider of home-grown fruits and vegetables, has become the area’s busiest seasonal farm stand.  

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Grafton Flea Market adds beer garden

By Magda Dakin

One of the biggest regular flea markets around the area, the Grafton Flea Market has opened for its summer deal seekers with an added wrinkle. Now, when you’re tired and need a rest and a drink, you can saunter on over to the new Beer Garden located at the front of the building, inside the white fencing in the shade under the umbrellas. Shoppers can also leave their less enthusiastic partners to wile away th... Read More

Reflexology For The Sole for less stress

By Barbara Van Reed

“The number one reason people come for a reflexology session is stress relief,” says Lindy Brown, who relocated her business from New Hampshire to Whitinsville earlier this year.

Reflexology For The Sole’s official ribbon-cutting took place April 30. Now Lindy is busy educating local groups about the benefits of reflexology. “I have to start all over again, building the business,” she said.

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Spring into fun at Buffumville, Hodges Village Dam

By Rod Lee

Even longtime residents of the area might not be aware of the many organized activities that take place under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam, come spring.

Some of these are held in conjunction with The Last Green Valley, Park Ranger Jamie Kordack said during an interview in the Corps of Engineers’ office at the Buffumville Dam on Oxford Road in... Read More

Calling anglers of all ages and abilities!

Family Fun Fishing Day returns to River Bend Farm State Park in Uxbridge Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (rain date May 21). Free to attend, this inclusive catch- and-release event welcomes young and old, experienced anglers and first-time fishers alike. With a variety of educational activities, demonstrations on casting and tying techniques, and prizes awarded in three different age groups, it will be a day full of fun... Read More

Empire Travel makes your traveling worry-free

By Janet Stoica

Stress-less and worry-free is what every traveler wants and surely deserves when taking a trip, whether it’s a simple airline hop or a fully-appointed vacation spree, and that’s what Empire Travel and Celeste Lavoie Cooper will provide for you. Celeste is one of several travel agents associated with Empire Travel Agency, located at 98 West Main Street in Dudley.

Mary Ann Fontaine has... Read More

Central One Credit Union re-opens Auburn location

April 27, 2017--President and CEO of Central One Credit Union, David L'Ecuyer and the board celebrate the grand re-opening of their Auburn location.  Doubling in size the new bank now has all the latest state of the art facilities of larger bank chains but the individual touch of personal banking with people who know you.





What’s going on with Fentanyl in Massachusetts?

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

The challenge we are facing here in Massachusetts, and across the nation for that matter, with drug addiction, abuse and death is a story that is sadly too well known. In fact, it is likely that someone within your circle of closest acquaintances has been touched by the consequences of an opiate or heroin habit. But lately news has surfaced about a drug that is even far more dangerous, and i... Read More