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Sunrise Detox: A new beginning for a building and recovering addicts

By Rod Lee

The Sunrise Detox facility in downtown Millbury has only been open for nine months but it is already proving to be a nonintrusive and thus welcome addition to the local business district.

Much of this has to do with the personality and operational style of Dennis Bates, who is the facility’s executive director.

A cordial and engaging man who has more than twenty years’ experience in the field, Mr.... Read More

Larry Spotted Crow Mann to speak at the Gladys E. Kelly Library

“They say that, we Nipmuc started as Sky Beings, without form, living with Manitoo in the Great Darkness.” So begins the Creation Story as told by Larry Spotted Crow Mann in his book Drumming and Dreaming. Reminding the reader that “As long as, We, the descendants of the First Peoples of North America are here, the Stories never die. They live in us and through us.”

And so Mann goes on to share th... Read More

2019 VCC Harvest Festival

COME JOIN US AT THE FAIR! The 2019 Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Village Congregational Church in Whitinsville, is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM on the Town Common in Whitinsville.  (The rain date will be Sunday, September 29th from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM).

A 13 year tradition on the park common across from Village Congregational Church on 5 Church St. Whitinsville, MA.,VCC br... Read More

Blackstone Valley Art Association embarks on a new season

The members and many community participants participated in  engaging events along the Blackstone River this Summer.  Plein-air painting with Mike Graves, sketching with Boston based Laura Sfiat, and several photo shoots were enjoyed by all those who came.  These events were funded by grants from Mass. Cultural Council and from Constellation Energy. Grants from both the Northbridge and Uxbridge Cultural Councils allowed us to hel... Read More

September events at Daniels Farmstead

In addition to Farmer’s Market every Sunday, 11am to 3pm, special events include, Apple Fest, September 22, with an assortment of apple products, from Apple Pie Contest to a tour of the 1870 Cider Mill and much more.

On Sunday, September 29th, the Antique Tractors Show begins at 10 am.To participate please contact Gary Smith , 774-573-0418 for details!

The Daniels Farm grill... Read More

UniBank supports Community Harvest Project with $10,000 donation

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank recently announced that a $10,000 donation was provided to the Community Harvest Project (CHP) located in Grafton, MA. UniBank’s donation will help the Community Harvest Project in their efforts to ease hunger and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to residents in need.

The Community Harvest Project is a non-profit farm that engages volunteers to grow fresh f... Read More

SHMPA group’s Inflatable Park is music to Old Home Day’s ears

By Rod Lee

There is nothing that says an already-popular and successful event has to stand on its laurels, even after more than a century in operation.

Rest assured, the town of Charlton’s Old Home Day Committee never falls victim to complacency, Old Home Day Director Kathleen Walker and Vendor Coordinator Heather Clements said by telephone last week.

Old Home Day in Charlton on September 2nd—Labor Day—will b... Read More

Nominations for Auburn outstanding citizen award now being accepted

John E. Riley served as Auburn’s town clerk for 53 years from 1922 to 1975. His wife Ethel served for 45 years as his unpaid assistant. During Mr. Riley’s tenure he also served at various times as town accountant, clerk to the Board of Selectmen, registrar of voters, and town civilian defense chairman.

The John E. and Ethel E. Riley Outstanding Citizenship Award was established in their honor by a town committee after his... Read More

Local volunteers needed for new endurance relay race

Glastonbury, CT - The non-profit Hartford Marathon Foundation, which produces 30+ race events throughout southern New England, has created a sustainable team relay race that spans 95 miles and three states.  RiMaConn Relay is a day-long endurance running event that will host three-member and six-member teams to experience a scenic course through 20 towns, starting in Lincoln, Rhode Island, running into Massachusetts, and then thr... Read More

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