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Lincoln’s Cognitive Knowledge

By Amy Palumbo-LeClaire

A dog’s vocabulary is impressive. Sit. Stay. Paw. Wait. Come. Heel. The generic list is endless. Classic dog phrases become terms of endearment to the pet owner. Go for a ride? A dog’s expression upon learning he’s about to head out for the beloved car ride is epic—the cocked head, the stiff ears, the freeze-frame face that says, “Really? I was thinking the same thing!” The more subtle phrases, thou... Read More

The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. announces special events and Farmers Markets: 2019

Located on the Mendon/Blackstone town line at 286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA, the Daniels Farmstead will open the season with a “Birds & Blooms” theme on Sunday, May 19, 2019.  At 11:00am, naturalist Kathy Barton will lead a wildlife walk through the trails at Daniels.  At 1:00pm, Landscaper and Naturalist, John Root with present a 90-minute presentation titled “Edible Perennial Gardening and Landscaping” in the 1850 barn.... Read More

Riverdale Mills, Jim Knott Jr. recognized for "Visionary Leadership"


Riverdale Mills Corporation, a global manufacturer of premium-quality welded wire mesh based in Northbridge, has earned a 2019 Manufacturing Leadership Award from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).

In announcing the news, Jane Meehan Lanzillo, director of corporate communications for Riverdale Mills, said the Manufacturing Leadership Council (MLC) of NA... Read More

Harrington holds ribbon cutting for new Webster Physical Therapy Clinic

Webster, MA, March 29, 2019 –  Harrington held a ribbon cutting on March 26 to officially unveil its new Physical and Occupational Therapy (PT/OT) clinic in Webster.

After more than a decade at its outpatient location on Cudworth Road, the healthcare system wanted to improve seamless care for patients and decided to move PT... Read More

Douglas Boy Scout Troop 316 awards first Eagle Scout rank

Douglas, MA -- March 27, 2019 -- Massimo Fontaine of Boy Scout Troop 316 in Douglas, Massachusetts was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony held March 23 at St. Denis Church, 23 Manchaug Street.

Douglas Boy Scout Troop 316 was formed in 2014 and Massimo, age 16, is the first scout from his troop to achieve the Eagle Scout rank, which is scouting's highest honor.

Massachusetts State Represen... Read More

Paula Sullivan: Helping Others Replace Worry with Peace

by Christine Galeone

When Paula Sullivan decided that she would make it her personal mission to conquer her nagging worries, fears and insecurities, she started reading all the literature she could on the subject. “It was only when I started learning about our subconscious minds that things started shifting,” Sullivan recalled. “It wasn’t just reading, though; it was when I started applying what I was reading on a daily ba... Read More

Millbury a blue skies kind of town for business

By Rod Lee

If someone were to pose the question “mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” in assessing which municipality in the Blackstone Valley is the most conducive for owning and operating a business, the town of Millbury would be the obvious answer.

Once home to such industrialists as John Singletary and Asa Waters II and his brother Elijah and in its former life the setting for the manufact... Read More

Violinist Angel Valchinov performs Chamber Music Concert at Great Hall

Grafton, Mass. March 18, 2019 . . Apple Tree Arts and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra present the extraordinary Concertmaster Angel Valchinov on violin in “Family Affair” with his sister Deyana Valchinova on piano and his mother Margaritka on violin April 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Great Hall, One Grafton Common in Grafton. Students of the Claflin Hill Youth Symphonies chamber ensembles will perform at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $19 fo... Read More

Sen. Moore recognized as Legislator of the Year

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) received the ‘Legislator of the Year’ award for his efforts on behalf of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The award was presented by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and The Arc of Massachusetts.

“I am deeply honored and humbled by this recognition,” said Senator Moore.  “I couldn't be more proud to advocate for the needs of the di... Read More

Fallon Health the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards

(Worcester, MA – DATE, 2019) Open Sky Community Services is pleased to announce that Fallon Health has signed on as the presenting sponsor for the Annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards to be held at the new AC Marriott on May 3 in Worcester.

“As presenting sponsor for the past seven years, Fallon’s continued sponsorship of the Gala speaks volumes about their commitment to the LGBTQ+ community,” said Ken Bates... Read More