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Rachel Odell Howe: surmounting a new type of challenge

by Christine Galeone

Rachel Odell Howe, the Uxbridge-based Momentum Fitness owner, instructor and personal trainer enjoys exhilarating sports, including snowboarding and mountain biking. Each week, she leads fitness bootcamps. But for the past few years, the athletic Uxbridge wife, mom and entrepreneur has been tackling a different type of challenge – that of becoming an author.

“When the idea for ‘Ripple’ first spa... Read More

BVCC hosts 21st Annual Home & Community Expo

Northbridge MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce announces its 21st annual Home & Community Expo-- the largest and most well attended event hosted by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, with Presenting Sponsor, UniBank.

Each year it hosts more than 100 exhibitors and over 2,500 attendees from the community. The exposure and promotion for businesses is u... Read More

Indian Ranch adds shows with Lee Brice on Jun15, George Thorogood and the Destroyers on July 21

Insiders Club Memberships and Season Passes on sale now

Webster, MA - February 18, 2019- Indian Ranch announced that it will open its 2019 Summer Concert Series with Lee Brice on June 15.  George Thorogood and the Destroyers will bring their Good To Be Bad Tour to Indian Ranch on July 21. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM;  the Insiders Cl... Read More

The Borley Rectory

By Thomas D'Agostino

One of the most captivating accounts of a haunted house I have ever read was not from New England but Old England. Unfortunately, the house is also long gone, having burned down in 1938. The story of the Borley Rectory and its investigations by famed psychic researcher Harry Price is known world-wide. The events that transpired in the rectory house made it the most haunted house in England. Even to thi... Read More

Call for artists, actors-- and wannabes!

Beat the winter blues by doing something different and creative right here in your own community! Participate in one or both of these (almost) spring events. The very popular 7th Annual Art Palette Contest and 10th Annual One Act Play Festival on the Mumford. Every year these two inclusive events bring hundreds of people of all ages and abilities together to celebrate our creati... Read More

KARL STORZ distribution facility finds a home in Auburn

By Rod Lee

Since its founding more than seven decades ago, German-based KARL STORZ has realized one company milestone moment after another in emerging as a worldwide leader in the field of endoscopy.

There was in the beginning, for instance, an initial product line, consisting of instruments, headlights used in medical procedures and binocular loupes for ear, nose and throat applications.

Then in 1952, a mere... Read More

Funding for Cleanup Efforts Available from TLGV

The Last Green Valley, Inc. (TLGV) is making funding available to nonprofits and municipalities that wish to organize a cleanup event.

In the last seven years, 9,404 volunteers have collected 321,899 pounds of trash from parks, rivers, and roadways throughout The Last Green Valley National Heritage Corridor thanks to the funding.  Recipients will be reimbursed up to $500 for expenses such as publicity, cleanup supplies suc... Read More

In South County too, a good time for women in the workforce

By Rod Lee

There is no need to look beyond the environs of South County for proof of President Trump’s assertion in his State of the Union remarks on February 5th that “more women are in the workforce in America than ever before.”

Joanna Roush of The Gypsy Rose and Donna Healy of The Enchanted Loft, both of which are situated at 250 Main St. in Oxford, are just two examples of women making their mark in the marketpl... Read More

Reliant Medical Group set to open nearly 90,000 square-foot medical office at Auburn Mall on February 18

WORCESTER, MASS., Feb. 14, 2019 – Reliant Medical Group will open its newest medical office Monday, Feb. 18, in the space formerly occupied by the Macy’s Home Store at the Auburn Mall (385 Southbridge St., Auburn, Mass.). The 87,562-square-foot space, located close to a number of major roadways, enables Reliant to relocate its existing Auburn practice to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art facility.

“Our new... Read More