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Whitin Mill Workshops help build stronger, more inclusive communities

Worcester, MA – June 12, 2019) Open Sky Community Services is pleased to announce a partnership with EmcArts,  a nationally recognized service organization and think tank which assists individuals, organizations and communities tackle their most complex social challenges. The outcome is a series of community workshops tak... Read More

Creative SignWorks gives MNB a throwback look at downtown corner

Creative SignWorks gives MNB a throwback look at downtown corner

By Rod Lee

The intersection of Elm and Main streets in downtown Millbury looks quite different these days, thanks to distinctive new signage for Millbury National Bank that was placed at the site recently.

“We wanted to dress up that corner for a while,” John T. Latino Jr., VP and COO of Millbury National Bank, said on... Read More

Dads are foremost in mind of merchant community on Father’s Day

Dads are foremost of mind in merchant community on Father’s Day

By Rod Lee

Nothing quite says Father’s Day like sons or daughters operating businesses their dads, grandfathers or even a great grandfather or distant relative started; or involving a parent or their own offspring in the enterprise—as is happening across South County in 2019.

Asked on May 29 what it means to have his fat... Read More

Chevere purse collection for Dress for Success project underway

UXBRIDGE – Chevere, the Place to Bead, will once again be the place to bring your new or slightly-used pocketbooks during the month of June.

For the ninth year in a row, owner Pat DeVries will celebrate her June birthday by asking customers and friends to donate their purses to the Dress for Success Worcester program, helping local women look their best for job interviews.

The first year Ms. DeVries began what is no... Read More

Millbury Youth Commission Pro Wrestling Event is June 29

The Millbury Youth Commission was formed in December of 2012. We are a committee of 6 volunteers who, on Friday nights during the months of September to June, open the Millbury Youth Group Center located at the McGrath Education Center 130 Elm St for children in grade 3 to grade 6.

Here at the center we have basketball, air hockey and dodgeball games to name a few. The kids have also enjoyed nights of educational classes,... Read More

Local Chambers to host Mega Business After Hours event in June

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with its affiliate Chamber partners of Auburn, Blackstone Valley, Central Mass South, Wachusett Area, and Webster Dudley Oxford, will hold a Business After Hours on Thursday, June 13, from 5 to 7:30 pm at Samuel Slater’s at Indian Ranch.

Sponsored by Commerce Bank a division of Berkshire Bank, supporting sponsors include Triton Technologies, Sout... Read More

Who's ready for Camp Whitin Summer Fun?

WHITINSVILLE – The Whitin Community Center is excited to announce our Camp Whitin summer camps, to be held weekly from June – August!  For almost 30 years Camp Whitin has taken pride in providing fun, youth-oriented summer camps for children between the ages of  4-15 throughout the Blackstone Valley.

Whether it is an activity, educational or sport camp, half-day or full-day, every camper will enjoy an experience full of fu... Read More

Lincoln’s latest vet visit

Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Lincoln’s vet visits have been surprisingly painless. The memory of the groomer who once performed a shave on his rear that was “close enough” to cause a burn (and chafing) has begun to fade with age. He no longer grabs his leash while we’re in the waiting room to, then, rush to the door’s exit. Instead, he sits at my heels with reasonable vet jitters and peeks down the hallway before gazing up at me.... Read More

Blackstone Valley Restaurant Week begins June 3

By Barbara Van Reed

The first-ever Blackstone Valley Restaurant week will begin June 3 and continues through the 15th.

Patterned after the popular Worcester Restaurant Week, the idea is to encourage diners to try new restaurants outside their usual destinations and sample a variety of food at a special price.

Participating restaurants in Grafton are Hunter’s Grille & Tap, Grafton Grill, and John Henry Tav... Read More

Grafton business leaders, grants, milestones

by Christine Galeone

What makes a good leader? With so many people trying to lead the way by attempting to squash their opponents’ opinions, it’s easy to forget. But our country’s sixth president knew the answer.  John Quincy Adams once said “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

By that definition, there are several good leaders in Grafton. Recently, s... Read More