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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

Cumberland's Strange Request

by Thomas D’Agostino, from A History of Vampires in New England

Town Council meetings can have some pretty strange requests. Sometimes it is a noise ordinance to stop peacocks from screeching. It may be a citizen who does not like certain signs posted or parking on a street. One of the strangest requests comes early in our nation’s history. The request was at the very first town council meeting held in Cumberland, Rhode Is... Read More

Pete's Picks

by Peter Coyle

While attending a funeral service at St. Louis Church in Webster on Monday, March 10th, I got to see my first ever baseball coach as the celebrant of the Mass. My coach, the Reverend Larry Esposito, was the lead priest for his aunt and Godmother, Margaret Ceppetelli, who passed away the previous Thursday. Esposito recalled many fond memories about his Godmother and the Bigelow Road section of Webster he grew... Read More

It's time to test for heartworm

by Dr. Kelly Wolfenson Guay

Spring is coming!  Time for great rejoicing after such a frigid winter, right?  Unfortunately, as spring arrives, so do many pesky critters that want to make you and your pets unhealthy, such as mosquitos, which can transmit heartworm disease, and ticks, which carry Lyme disease as well as other diseases.  Today we’ll focus on heartworm disease.  Cats and dogs are both susceptible to heartworm d... Read More

CVS Quits Smoking - Should You?

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

In a virtually unprecedented move among the largest retail pharmacy chains in our country, CVS pharmacy recently announced it would discontinue the sale of tobacco products by the end of this year.  The move is predicted to take upwards of 2 billion dollars of revenue out of their stores.  Though that is less than 2% of their total operating budget, a couple billion dollars is a pretty signi... Read More

9th Annual Grafton Fine Arts and Music Festival

Come spend a wonderful Saturday on March 22 at the 9th annual Grafton Fine Arts & Music Festival. See an amazing array of art from exceptional student work to incredible paintings by artists from Grafton, from throughout the Blackstone Valley, Worcester and beyond.

This all-day arts spectacular is completely run by volunteers. It includes the always-anticipated and exciting children's art awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m.... Read More

Harrington Scores In Top 10 In Massachusetts Hospital Survey

SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. – March 7, 2014 – Harrington HealthCare System has ranked
#7 out of more than 60 Massachusetts hospitals surveyed by
GoLocalWorcester.com.
 
The survey studied 176 hospitals in New England, according to patient
feedback. Harrington rated in the top third of all hospitals in the list.
 
“We are happy to see our high standards for patient quality and satisfaction
has given... Read More

Business Profile: The Hugging Bear

by Melissa Dumont

Donna Henry makes teddy bears. But not just your average, everyday teddy bears. She connects with people who want something special. They have left-over fabric from very important occasions or events that they want to re-purpose into memorable gifts. Some of the fabrics she has worked with have come from baby blankets, wedding dresses, army uniforms, and other important textiles.

Donna, who lives i... Read More

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