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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

Grafton Flea is the place to be

by Rod Lee

If ever further proof was needed that the Grafton Flea Market is one of the Blackstone Valley’s most venerated institutions, one need only have visited on a Sunday morning in late June, as we did.

On the sprawling grounds situated along Rt. 140 we immediately struck up a conversation with Jonathan Giantz of Cranston, Rhode Island who was selling rope and bungee cord. Mr. Giantz is one of the Grafton Flea’s new vendors... 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