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Thunder On the Lake 2014 in jeopardy

WEBSTER - The 4th Annual Thunder on Webster Lake hydroplane race that had been scheduled to take place the weekend of August 23 and 24 may be cancelled or reduced in scale.  Mike Grendell, founder and manager for the Webster race, said the American Canadian Hydroplane Association (ACHA) pulled funding for the Webster event because of financial issues earlier this season. Webster Lake was to be the sixth stop in the seven-race circuit of the ... Read More

Foppema's Farm

Colors of summer on display at Foppema's Farm

by Magda Dakin

NORTHBRIDGE - A wild riot of color greets you when you walk into Foppema's Farm fruit and vegetable store at 1605 Hill St, Northbridge. The scent of summer and the brilliant colors confirm what you already know, summer is in full swing and all the glorious fresh fruits and vegetables are here for your enjoyment.  After an incredible strawberry season, “the best in 10 years,” according to owner Ken Foppema, “and we are... Read More

July 15, 2014 Blackstone Valley
July 1, 2014 Route 395 Edition

by Barbara Van Reed

WHITINSVILLE – Dozens of teams of riders, runners, and walkers -  young and old, first timers and veterans -  took part in the 29th Annual Valley Friendship Tour on Saturday, May 31. Though it started a bit drizzly, it turned out to become a perfect day for every level of... Read More