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Goya donates to Webster-Dudley Food Share

Goya Foods of  Webster has donated 20,000 pounds of food to Webster-Dudley Food Share in 2012-13. The company donates the food year-round, not just during the holidays.

The Webster facility, the distribution center for all of New England, is currently being expanded to include a giant freezer warehouse to store the Goya line of frozen products.

Manager Carlos Mangual and the entire staff are cordial and accommodatin... Read More

We Need A Little Christmas

The Rev. Janice Ford, Rector
The Church of the Reconciliation (Episcopal)
Webster, MA   www.reconciliationweb.org

Most of us have heard the Christmas song, “We need a little Christmas,” by Jerry Herman.  It’s actually from the play, “Mame,” and its upbeat tempo, easy lyrics and sweet sentiment make it a Christmas favorite for many.  The message in the song is simple.... Read More

Quinebaug Valley Singers Concert rescheduled

The 50 member chorus from north-east Connecticut and south-central Massachusetts is led by Music Director Nym Cooke of New Braintree, MA.

The centerpiece of these concerts will be the Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ (ca.1660) by early Baroque composer Heinrich Schütz.  Schütz, who composed this piece while he was court composer to the Elector of Saxony in Dresden, Germany, was a master musician, the most import... Read More

Leslie Reichert: The Secret Formula

by Sheryl Corriveau

Leslie Reichert has always been someone I looked to as the role model for a successful entrepreneur.  Founder and operator of The Back Door Vacuum and Homekeeping Shop since 1990, she has become not only our local green cleaning expert but Martha Stewart Living Radio’s cleaning expert, eHow’s cleaning coach presenter, and Kmart’s new cleaning coach as well.  Leslie’s proof of success is... Read More

Will Your Doctor Suggest a Statin?

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph.

According to some interpretations of the latest recommendations issued just last month by the ACC (American College of Cardiology) and AHA (American Heart Association), doctors may be recommending statins more often in days to come.  These new guidelines were released Tuesday, November 12, and are already drawing sharp criticism.  What’s new in these recommendations is the... Read More

The Good Gifts of Christmas

By Bruce Dykstra, Pastor
River Community Church
164 Davis Street, Douglas

Giving gifts and Christmas go hand-in-hand. As a parent, I want to find a gift to give my children that will be the best Christmas gift: one that they like, want, and will enjoy. I learned this from my parents, when I was a child. For several Christmas seasons I had hinted at the Big Tonka Truck, the steel kind that you could load and dump.... Read More

Christmas Tree Farms in the Valley

By Barbara Van Reed

“I can't grow them fast enough,” says Dave Morin, owner of Arrowhead Acres in Uxbridge. He's talking about the Christmas trees he produces on the 25 acres devoted to his choose-and-cut tree farm. Though only a few days into December, he says his volume is up 50% from last year. Artificial  trees haven't seemed to impact the choose-and-cut tree farms, which are as popular as ever with fa... Read More

Cheaper by the Dozen

Auditions for this family comedy will be held Monday & Tuesday, January 13 & 14 at 6:30, in the Gateway Barn, 111 Main St, Southbridge. A large cast of men, women and children are needed for this show, slated for April 4, 5, 11, 12 & 13. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The large cast allows for a variety of novice and experienced actors. There are roles for children and teens, age 7-14, as wel... Read More

Icon Snowskates opens Dec. 14

UXBRIDGE - Icon Snowskates will kick off their fifth year in business on Saturday, December 14th at 4 pm.  Opening Day will be held at Icon headquarters, 115 South Main St, Uxbridge.  If snow has not fallen, Icon will be making snow, thanks to sponsor, Snow At Home (providing snow-making equipment).

The showroom will be open and refreshments will be available.  Icon team members will be providing demo skating and be availa... Read More

Annie's Book Stop to close Dec. 21

SOUTH GRAFTON – After five years of operating the Annie's Book Stop at the Village Place in South Grafton, owner Elaine Boulanger is closing the store. She cited online competition from Amazon.com and the increasing popularity of e-readers as the reasons that  many people have stopped buying books from small, independent used-book stores like Annie's.

“We still have a lot of good customers,” she said. “They come from as fa... Read More

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