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Summertime and the Reading is Easy!

by Debra Horan, owner of Booklovers’ Gourmet in Webster, MA

Grab a couple of these great titles so you don’t get caught without something fun to read this summer!

Prolific author Stephen King’s newest release Finders Keepers is a masterful, intensely suspenseful novel about a reader whose obsession with a reclusive writer goes far too far--a book about the power of storytelling, st... Read More

Millbury Health Care Center involves community

The word “Millbury” in the Millbury Health Care Center’s name is more than just a reference to its location. In fact, the skilled nursing facility has made it a mission to be a resource for the town’s residents.

“We are reaching out to the community of Millbury because it is important they, the townspeople, realize we are here for them,” says Kristine Binette, the administrator at Millbury Health Care Center.  “Gone are th... Read More

Integrative Nursing Services: The healing power of a gentle touch

By Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – Soon, there will be a new local site where people in need of pain relief can visit to experience whole-body health improvement.  Webster resident Susan Hansen, R.N., B.S.N., will be opening a local practice to assist individuals in need of cranio-sacral therapy, which she says will help them get on with their lives.

Susan is very high-energy, and listens very attentively to her clients’ pai... Read More

Fresh Air Floral & Gift Boutique

By Magda Dakin

Aptly named, Fresh Air Floral brings a bright fresh note to the downtown Douglas shopping area.  With its lively plants and sidewalk art displays, heads are turning every morning as the cars drive by to appreciate owner Jeff Sekscenski’s latest creations. Drivers might also see Jeff out there taking care of the plants, watering the flowers, and returning waves. 

It’s a pleasure to see someone who love... Read More

Lee Gaudette, Dan Desjardin: Like father, like son

In reaching out to men doing business in the Blackstone Valley who are grateful for the influence their dads had on them, in anticipation of Father’s Day, Vibes found Gerald L. “Lee” Gaudette III of Gaudette Insurance Agency Inc. and Dan Desjardin of Dan’s Carpentry Inc. Both owe much to the men they simply call “dad.” And in fact, in both cases, to their grandfathers.

Mr. Gaudette is the third-generation president of an a... Read More

Bentley Pub: 602 Southbridge Street, Auburn

Welcome to my new monthly column which will showcase my eating adventures at local establishments in South County, the Blackstone Valley, and surrounding areas.

 Over the past two years or so I’ve been writing about my adventures at area restaurants and sharing these experiences on social media to a very receptive audience.  While I don’t consider myself a critic, and I can’t tell you how to properly prepare... Read More

Taking a Bite Out of Lyme (Disease)

By Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

It’s Lyme-Time, that season in which we healthcare providers in New England talk a lot about that tick-transferred bacterial disease first identified in Old Lyme, Connecticut.  As a pharmacist I tend to interact with Lyme disease-related issues in several ways, including prevention, tick removal, symptoms and treatments.  Seeing that this is a disease contracted  by as many as 300,000 indivi... Read More

Cady’s Tavern

By Thomas D’Agostino

Cady’s Tavern in West Glocester, Rhode Island, has been a landmark in the town since 1810. Hezekiah Cady opened the stagecoach stop as a resting place for travelers along the Putnam/Providence Pike. Horses were changed while the riders refreshed themselves with food and drink. Sometime during the 1920s a fire destroyed the building and the enterprise was moved across the street. The remains of the orig... Read More

Possible bear sightings in Dudley

There have been several reports over the last two days of possible bears sighted in various parts of the Town.  Reports were received in the Flaxfield Road, Charlton Road, Dudley Oxford Road and Airport Road areas.  There are no reports of any threats to people or pets at this time.  The Massachusetts Environmental Police have been notified about their presence in our area.  The Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmenta... Read More

Sound Healing Concert to raise money for local breast cancer patient services

What better way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month than with an afternoon of soothing and healing music, time with family or friends, and a chance to ‘just be’ and enjoy. is hosting a Sound Healing Concert / Workshop on Sunday, September 27th at 1:00 pm.  The event will feature didgeridoo musician and sound therapist Joseph Carringer;  Native American drumming and rattling, singing bowls and guided imager... Read More