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Reading obituaries: how one life ended

by Ginger Costen

Comedians have told jokes about it and Pete Seeger even put it to music when he recorded the anonymously written poem, My Get-Up-And-Go Has Got Up and Went.  But surprisingly, it wasn’t until I was doing research for this column that I learned it was none other than Benjamin Franklin that is actually credited with making the statement, “I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning pape... Read More

The Legacy of Coach Vendetti

by Peter Coyle

Coach Michael J. Vendetti died on March 20th leaving behind a strong army of believers who will continue to carry his message and share his legacy. His wife, Joan, passed away in January 2012 after a lifetime struggle with Lupus. Coach V leaves three sons and their wives and seven granchildren. This space was a favorite for Vendetti and his accomplishments through the years. What made the Vendetti Era at Nic... Read More

23rd Annual Lucky Duck & Family Fun Day

Harrington Hospital Auxiliary is excited to announce that the 23rd annual Lucky Duck & Family Fun Day will be held from 11:00am until 3:00pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Please bring the entire family to the Westville Recreation Area in Southbridge, MA.   

Buy your lucky duck at one of the many local businesses selling tickets and enter to win the $1000 grand prize.  Most Harrington Hospital campus lobbies have tickets,... Read More

Vendors Wanted!!

The Webster-Dudley Business Alliance is planning another Sidewalk Sale in downtown Webster on Saturday, June 7th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no charge for WDBA members.

Here are the facts: Downtown Webster: Shop Local & Celebrate Your “Independents”. Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 (rain date June 14.). Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Set up: 8 a.m. Place: Main Street & Church Street, Webster, MA. Cost: WDBA Members FREE, $10 Al... Read More

Free Lectures: Complementary Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients

PinkHippy.Org is sponsoring two for this event, open to the public at the Northbridge Public Library, 17 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588.

Loralee Dubeau, a trained flower essence consultant, will provide information on how flower essences can help to ease the emotional effects to patients and their family members that come along with the diagnosis of breast cancer. It is especially important for those undergoing conv... Read More

Uxbridge 4th Fireworks: Bring back the BOOM!

When we think of the 4th of July, most often we have memories and traditions surrounded by food, family, and fireworks.  It has been several years since our community has enjoyed gathering for an annual fireworks display.  This year, however, a group of individuals have come together as the Uxbridge 4th of July Celebration Committee to bring back this annual tradition and to make new memories.  

Their ambitious goal is to... Read More

Icon Snowskates celebrates five years

UXBRIDGE: Icon Snowskates celebrated five years of business on Saturday, February 22.  Massachusetts State Representative, Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge) presented a congratulatory citation to Stephen and Matt Plays on behalf of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.  Representative Kuros remarked, “Ninety Percent of startup businesses fail within the first 5 years.  Two out of three jobs in the US are created by small businesses.... Read More

Grafton History in Bloom Gala Preview

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm, the Grafton History in
Bloom Gala Preview will take place with wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at
the Grafton Historical Society Museum, 1 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519 .
For this event, members of the Grafton Garden Club and the Grafton
Historical Society will design floral arrangements to interpret selected
historic artifacts provided by the Grafton H... Read More

Happy Birthday Simon!

NORTH GRAFTON – How many candles would there be on Simon Willard’s birthday cake?

Come to the Willard House and Clock Museum on Sunday, April 6, 2014 to find out as the museum honors Simon Willard, whose actual birthday would have been on April 3rd.  Open free of charge from 1:00 until 4:00, there will be a special tour and activities to commemorate Simon Willard and the legacy of his clocks. For all the fun and festivitie... Read More

Grafton students jump for their hearts and help save lives

Millbury Street Elementary School hosted its 2nd Jump Rope for Heart event to raise money for the American Heart Association. AHA funds lifesaving heart and stroke research and community and educational programs for our youth.  This years Jump Rope for Heart was dedicated to staff member, Ms. McPartland’s father, Denis McPartland, who passed away in November.

This community service project teaches our stud... Read More

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