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Ted and Terek Mroczkowski are a team at Ted’s Package Store

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Back in the 70s, Ted Mroczkowski decided that if was going to put in one hundred hours per week driving tractor-trailer trucks (for CK Worcester) he might as well just work for himself. 

In 1978, a brother-business team gave him his wish, selling the former Charlton City Package Store, and kindly handing over the first month’s mortgage to help him get started.  Mroczkowski and his wife Sue,... Read More

Harrington Earns Ninth Consecutive “A” Grade from Leapfrog for Patient Safety

SOUTHBRIDGE—Harrington HealthCare System recently joined an elite list of hospitals across the nation to earn nine consecutive “A” grades–the highest letter grade available–from The Leapfrog Group, a national healthcare rating organization.

The score reflects more than two dozen safety measures, including how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries, and infections. The measures are then combined to... Read More

What is a Naloxone Rescue Kit?

Currently hundreds of pharmacies across Massachusetts carry something known as a Naloxone Rescue Kit.  At many locations these can be obtained without a prescription due to something known as a “standing order.”  The pharmacy that I personally manage has these kits available for any patients who request one.  They save lives, as attested to by many news stories like the one a few days ago about a New York City police off... Read More

Fridays at Indian Ranch continue June 10 with Jimmy Dunn

Celebrating 70 years, Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced a new weekly series, Fridays at Indian Ranch, to take place in their banquet hall starting in June and running through September. On June 10th, Indian Ranch hosts a night of comedy with Jimmy Dunn and special guests Graig Murphy and Mike Whitman. Tickets are on-sale now at www.IndianRanch.com, or by calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849).... Read More

A drum roll as Indian Ranch celebrates a 70th

By Rod Lee

The Mychael David Project will help kick off Indian Ranch’s 70th-anniversary season on June 3rd with a brand-new “every Friday” feature that draws on the ingredient on which the venue built its reputation as an entertainment force in the region in the first place: country music.

But 2016’s Indian Ranch is about much more than the name artists from that medium who have graced its stage over the years; perf... Read More

AAA Self Storage

By Magda Dakin

There’s a great new place to store your valuables in the Millbury area: the large sprawling red brick buildings that used to house NE High Carbon Wire years ago. The buildings, located at 54 Howe Ave, have been beautifully maintained and the AAA Self Storage units inside are newly constructed, safe, secure, temperature-controlled and extremely convenient places to bring your “stuff.” 

If your house is... Read More

Jeff D. Helgerson Excavating and Septic – for a clean and healthy system

By Magda Dakin

CHARLTON - Jeff Helgerson loves to go to work every morning. Who wouldn’t if you get to play with all those big boy toys and trucks every day, the ultimate fantasy growing up. But it’s more than that. Jeff enjoys giving his customers his best and welcomes each day as an opportunity to do just that - fix problems, find solutions and ultimately be proud of the result. 

Jeff D Helgerson began his excavat... Read More

Harvest Moon hosts health fair June 11 in Putnam

Many of Harvest Moon Health Food’s neighbors in the Colonial Plaza office condo complex on Route 21 in Putnam, Connecticut, offer health-related services, giving rise to the idea of a joint outdoor health fair.

People are coming and going here in the plaza all the time,” said Linda Tagg, owner of Harvest Moon. “We share [business] cards and support each other’s businesses.  That’s what gave me the idea to... Read More

Blackstone Valley Art Association events in June

The BVAA will be participating in the second Friend's of Sutton Library's Art Festival on Sutton Common. It will be held June 4th. Look for our two tents; we will be showing scenes of Sutton. Some will be from photo shoots and plein-air sessions held throughout the town of Sutton.  A plein-air training session was held May 21st at Shaw Farm in Sutton, lead by Gerard Blouin, sponsored in part by the Sutton Cultural Council.

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Young businessman surprises himself with sales, smiles, and success at Yankee Flea Market

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Mike Walker had “zero intention” to be a flea-marketer. Yet he’s taken over a business originally run by his father that he “absolutely loves” and has caught on like a contagious bargain.   Nearly one hundred sixty vendor spaces stretch across 10,000 square feet at the Yankee Flea Market, located on 1311 Park Street in Palmer.

“The business began in December of 2010. We start... Read More

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