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Apple Tree Arts "Unmasks the Great Hall”

Grafton, MA--. Join us as we celebrate the return of the historic Great Hall as a performance and event venue with a Masquerade Gala fundraiser on April 8, 7 – 10 p.m. featuring live music, a DJ for dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, raffles and auction items. Admission is $50 for general and $75 for VIP which includes an earlier start time at 6:30 p.m., a special performance, reserved seating and a signature event cocktail. Cate... Read More

Running for office?

Candidates for seats on local town boards and commissions are invited to submit a brief position paper for publication in upcoming editions of the Blackstone Valley Xpress and The Yankee Xpress. Please include your name, address, position, date of election, incumbent or challenger.

We'd like to know:

Key challenges for the position.

Key accomplishments (if... Read More

Blackstone Valley Chamber’s “Ready, Set, Goal!” Network

Whitinsville MA: The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first “Ready, Set, Goal!” Network breakfast meeting on Thursday, April 6th 2017 at the Whitin Lasell Manor on 120 Hill Street at 7:30am. Presented by Saver’s Bank.

If you’re looking for a network of women who will educate and inspire you to go further in your career, then look no further! The “Ready, Set, Goal!” Network is a community of women coming... Read More

Life Care Center of Auburn’s Carrie Cross makes quality admissions her mission

By  Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Life Care Center of Auburn has become a ‘home away from home’ for Admissions Marketing Director Carrie Cross, just as it is for the patients who inhabit the 154-bed health care center. Located just twelve minutes from the heart of Worcester, the newly renovated facility - known for superior quality and a beautiful country setting – helps to build a sense of community while offering patients in need... Read More

“Mi Casa Es Tu Casa” at Tacos Mexico of Auburn Mall

­­­­By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

Life is good for Jose Zuniga, an immigrant from Guadalajara, Mexico, who has chosen to “bring happiness to other people” while doing something he’s wanted to do since he was a kid—become a chef.  In 2000, at the age of fourteen, along with his five older siblings, he came to America with family photos and a dream. 

Thanks to the encouragement of a few people who caught sight of his talent... Read More

Giving disadvantaged youth the right Connections

By Rod Lee

With offices in Acton, Grafton, Harvard, Newton Centre (at the Jewish Community Center), now Oxford (on Millbury Boulevard, as of January), Pepperell and Wellesley, the “Connections PT Team” could have said “we’re doing our part” just by its extensive work helping patients rehabilitate their bodies from ailments and injuries.

Instead, in a desire to also give back, Connections Physical Therapy (formerly W... Read More

Samuel Slater Museum in Webster


Two hundred years ago, everyone in Webster knew the name Samuel Slater. He had just sited the country’s very first woolen mill here, after establishing the American cotton spinning industry in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Slater’s textile business pioneering ventures earned him the name “Father of the Industrial Revolution.”

The young Englishman learned the mechanics of cotton spinning machines as an appr... Read More