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Small Business Saturday

Shopping in the Blackstone Valley

by Jacleen Charbonneau

Many smart shoppers are familiar with the excitement of Black Friday, awake in the early morning hours to grab the best deals of the season. Following this day, however, is Small Business Saturday, when local businesses hold special events and sales for those who shop local. Introduced by major credit card company American Express, Small Business Saturday has become known around the country, including the... Read More

A Bounce Above:

Holiday and party fun right in your own backyard!

Story and photo by Janet Stoica

WEBSTER -- Selling fun for holiday and party events is what locally-owned A Bounce Above is all about.  Pedro Villegas is a most engaging business owner.  His business card reads “We Deliver Excitement” and he and his staff can readily supply the fun.  From his great smile to infectious laugh, you can’t help but want to try some of the trendy and cool creations his store has to offer. 

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Nov. 15, 2014 Blackstone Valley Edition
Nov. 1, 2014 Route 395 Edition

This November, many families in Worcester County, MA are thankful for something special: the gift of their friendship with a New York City child. Each summer, close to 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The... Read More