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My summer job: Intern at Treasures

by Abby Epplet

I had been looking for summer jobs, but finding none, when my dad forwarded an email from my school telling about an internship opportunity at Treasures Upscale Thrift Store, whose proceeds go to lower the tuition at Whitinsville Christian School (WCS). After emailing and talking to one of the managers over the phone, I went in to work and have worked there ever since.

There wasn’t an official hiring... Read More

Douglas – Octoberfest is upon us!

October 4th, 2014 from 9am to 4pm Main street Douglas will once again be filled with people from all over the Blackstone Valley and beyond. Stages sponsored by GBI & Unibank, will bookend the street and fill the town with music from local blues rockers ‘Blue Cat Groove’, fan favorite ‘The Brit Wits’, touring band ‘The Cannibal Ramblers’, the award winning Douglas High School Band & Chorus, and many more. Old favorite ride... Read More

“Disney Through The Ages”

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will present “Disney Through The Ages”, a musical review of Disney music, old and new, on Sunday, September 14 at 2 pm at the Sturbridge Senior Center, Main St,Sturbridge. This road show will include memorable music from Disney movies,along with facts about Walt Disney. This enjoyable show is suitable for all ages and is free and open to the public.

Christine Costello is the music director, wi... Read More

From vintage to vogue, find it at the flea market

by Becky Harvey

As a child, my family was not super well-to-do. We didn’t do a lot of unnecessary or “pleasure” shopping. At that age window shopping was not fun, although I still don’t really like it because it just makes me want to buy something I probably can’t afford. There was always one place where a few of my allowance dollars would go a pretty long way. And as a kid, the volume of what I could get was p... Read More

Douglas Historical Society Raffles Axe Mill Knife

A Damascus Steel Japanese Tanto inspired knife designed and forged by Master Bladesmith Jim Saviano of Douglas is being raffled to raise funds for the maintenance and preservation of the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum operated by the Douglas Historical Society.

Incorporating steel from a Douglas Axe Factory circa 1850, the Damascus Steel blade is the fourth hand forged, custom designed knife that Saviano has generously donated... Read More

Sen. Moore to host coffee hours in Webster

On Monday, September 8, 2014, Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, will host “Coffee with Constituents” at East Main Street Café, located at 129 East Main Street # 8 in Webster, from 8:00 to 9:30 am. Residents are welcome to visit with the local lawmaker, enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, and take the opportunity to discuss current issues and concerns.

Sen. Moore routinely visits area breakfast spots within the Worcester... Read More

The Ghost Ship Isadore

by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson

This is the final story of our installments from the Isles of Shoals. It concerns a story I have heard since I was a child. Thomas King rested uneasy on the eve of his departure. The dreams were more a harbinger of death than a nightmare. The young man trembled at the horrible omen that was to come yet he had already received advanced wages for his journey aboard the merchant ship,... Read More

“The Hunt” is coming!

Three prominent Dudley organizations have combined forces once again to host an event to raise funds to support the preservation and presentation of Dudley’s history. The Dudley Woman’s Club, the Black Tavern Historical Society and the Dudley Historical Commission have planned a second Historical Scavenger Hunt for Saturday September 27, 1 – 3pm.             

Our afternoon starts and ends at the Black Tavern on Dudley Hill... Read More

“You Know How To Whistle Don’t You…?” said Lauren Bacall to Bogart…

by Janet Stoica

OXFORD –  Haven’t been to The Whistle Stop Bar & Grill for years and just learned that it’s about time I make this part of my customary dining experience.  On a very rainy Wednesday afternoon the place was packed.  Just about all 37 seats at the rectangular bar were taken and most of the booths too.  The kitchen line chefs were working like a well-oiled machine and hot dishes were well-organized and gli... Read More

Free Admission for Kids – Old Sturbridge Village Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

STURBRIDGE, MA – Thousands of visitors converge on Old Sturbridge Village each Labor Day weekend to enjoy one last summer outing and the Village’s annual old fashioned “Family Fun Days” celebration.  And this year all children up to age 17 get free admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular price. 

Guests can ride in the stagecoach, take a boat ride on the Quinebaug River, and enjoy classic early 19th-century ga... Read More

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