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John Mauro to create gingerbread Ice Castle at the Auburn Mall

by Barbara Van Reed

In each of the last eight Christmas seasons, Auburn resident John Mauro created a very large gingerbread figure for display in the lobby of the Hanover Theater in Worcester: a six-foot tall gingerbread man, a three-foot tall snow globe, and a 12-foot high Christmas tree among them.  He baked and constructed the giant displays in the kitchen of the Hanover Insurance Company, where he was the food service manager for... Read More

A Sparkling New Year

Facts to help you buy the bubbly

by Samantha Straw, CSW

When Midnight strikes and the New Year begins, most people will have some sort of sparkling wine in their glass. Many people look at this as a necessary evil. That’s right, there are people who don’t like champagne! I am not one of them, and I am confident there is a sparkling wine out there for everyone. Here are some facts about bubbly, as well as some suggestions for your celebrations this Holiday Season.... Read More

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

OXFORDHometown Bank launched its 11th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign on November 1st with a challenge to local residents to help support local food pantries. Each year, customers and community members are invited to be a Hometown Hero for a $1... Read More