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bankHometown pledges $10,000 to Millbury Parents Club


OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, February 24, 2020 —bankHometown recently pledged to donate an additional $10,000 to the Millbury Parents Club. The bank’s commitment, which will be funded over three years, supports the club’s mission to fund educational activities and cultural experiences for students in Millbury Public Schools. With the recent merger of bankHometown... Read More

New Domino’s store in Auburn gives patrons a theater experience

By Rod Lee

Introduction of a “pizza theater” concept as part of the recent opening of the Domino’s store on Southbridge St. in Auburn should come as no surprise to longtime fans of the restaurant’s creative approach to doing business.

Domino’s is, after all, proud of its heritage of innovation, going all the way back to the company’s founding by Tom Monaghan and his brother James in 1960.

After two weeks, the... Read More

Warren Rose, M.D., joins Harrington Physician Services General Surgery

SOUTHBRIDGE, MA, February 19, 2020 –   Harrington Physician Services is pleased to welcome Dr. Warren Rose to its general surgery practice in Southbridge.

Dr. Warren Rose will join Drs. Stephen Hilborn, Thomas Johnson and Evan Provisor in Suite 108 of the Medical Arts building in Southbridge. Dr. Rose will provide routine, diagnostic and complex surgical services including hernia repair, gallbladder remova... Read More

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Gallery celebrates the “Beautiful Blackstone Valley” with BVAA Artists

Whitinsville, MA  – Following the success of its first gallery show in November for its 2020 Calendar Release Party, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC) invited artists from Blackstone Valley Art Association (BVAA) to celebrate the “Beautiful Blackstone Valley” with a show featuring different art mediums. A call for artists was sent out by BVAA president Lisa Shea and on January 18, several B... Read More

Guns, ammo—and chocolate—drive business at Mike’s

By Rod Lee

Anyone entering Mike’s Gun Shop in Whitinsville on a Saturday morning would probably encounter the same kind of chatter as could be heard at other places where people congregate to talk shop, to talk the weather, to talk politics or to talk sports.

Except at Mike’s its guns and ammo which when you get a roomful of enthusiasts together is likely to produce such remarks as “I’d much rather have a tight gun... Read More

Los Lobos to perform at Indian Ranch on September 12

Webster, MA - February 17 -  Indian Ranch announced that Los Lobos will perform as part of the Indian Ranch Summer Concert Series in Webster, MA on Saturday, September 12th at 1:00 PM. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM and the Insiders Club Presale will take place Thursday, February 20 at 10:00 AM. 

The journey of Los Lobos began in 1973, when David Hidalgo (vocals, g... Read More

Opening Reception: 8th Annual Art Palette Contest

A community favorite! Artists of all ages and abilities transform ordinary wooden art palettes into unique works of art. The approximately 70 finished palettes are hung together in the Spaulding R. Aldrich Heritage Gallery at the Whitin Mill, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville, MA.

The opening reception is on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 4:30-7:30 PM. The community is welcome and encouraged to come to the free wine and cheese rec... Read More

Hope springs eternal for rebirth of former Cocke ‘n Kettle

By Rod Lee

Twelve years after closing and six years after Tom Tsimogiannis purchased the property for $781,000, the Cocke ‘n Kettle in Uxbridge stills sits—as if in wait for something to happen.

Asked on February 3rd at Harry’s Famous Pizza on Church Street in Whitinsville if there has been any movement on getting the former restaurant and function facility up and running again, Mr. Tsimogiannis said “nothing yet. I... Read More

Practical Nursing Open House at Blackstone Valley Tech


UPTON – Learn how you can become a practical nurse at the Practical Nursing Open House at Blackstone Valley Tech, located at 64 Pleasant Street in Upton, MA, on Wednesday, March 11th, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Meet the faculty, tour the Health Services classroom, and participate in a Q&A during one of two Information Sessions. See for yourself why the Post-Secondary Practical Nursing Program (PNP) at BVT was... Read More

Jube’s starts a new chapter with return of Josh Joubert

By Rod Lee

Josh Joubert is living in the best of two worlds right now and he couldn’t be happier.

Until recently, Mr. Joubert was working as one of two sous chefs under the tutelage of Executive Chef Anthony Joseph at Brickstone Kitchen on the Worcester-Providence Turnpike (Rt. 146S) in Sutton.

Then came the chance for a return to Jube’s, the Joubert family’s restaurant at 1227 Providence Road in Whitinsville... Read More