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Hot Weather Concerns and Prescription Medication

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

Gertrude Jekyll, the British artist and horticulturist, once wrote “What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.”  We’re in June, the birthplace of summer, but for all its beauty it can still be something of a beast... Read More

Blackstone National Golf Club and the National Grill

Milestones

by Magda Dakin

SUTTON - Where can you get jumbo shrimp and oysters for a dollar?  At the Blackstone National Golf Club and the  National Grill!  To celebrate 15 years of operation the National Grill is hosting one-dollar happy hour specials from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The restaurant's setting overlooking the 18th  hole and the beautiful long distance views of... Read More

Budget Blinds: Shopping for shades and shutters at home

SUTTON – Sue Adams and her husband Roger were watching a rerun of the television show Undercover Boss one day early last year: the episode featured Budget Blinds, a California-based company offering shop-at-home custom window treatment services. Impressed with the company's quality and needing some window coverings themselves, they went to the Budget Blinds website.

“We were overwhelmed with what they provide and everythin... Read More

Willie Nelson and Family to perform at Indian Ranch on September 20

Willie Nelson, the legendary artist with a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, will perform at Indian Ranch in Webster, MA on Saturday, September 20th at 2PM. The iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger and Stardust. Tickets for Willie Nelson’s concert go on-sale Wednesday, June 25that 10AM at the Indian Ranch Box Office, IndianRanch.com and area Ticketmaster outlets.... Read More

Alternatives Valley Friendship Tour

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 participation in Alternatives' major fundraising event of the year. The tour includes 25- and 50-mile rides through the Blackstone Va... Read More

Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for May

Lancaster Mom and Daughter are Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for May

 

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Heroes for the month of May are more than just two major contributors to the Lancaster and Clinton communities. Jenny Delorey McNamara and her daughter Alexandria Violet Delorey are family, and that is what makes their dedication to serving others so uniqu... Read More

Pet Euthanasia… making the best of it.

by Dr. Kelly Wolfensen Guay

When taking on a new pet as a family member, unfortunately it is important to realize that this is not a relationship that will last forever.  The joy of a new animal friend can be sadly tempered by the idea that one day you may have to say goodbye.  Having just gone through euthanizing my family dog that was nearly 15 years old, it is a topic that is fresh in my mind.  I have had discussions wi... Read More

Wallis Cove: Good as gold

by Rod Lee

The three secluded cabins set off an obscure and rustic road marked by a sign on a tree that reads “Owl crossing” don’t begin to tell the story of Wallis Cove, which is celebrating a 50th anniversary this year.

Neither does the pristine 216-acre Whitin Reservoir with its sandy beach, great bass fishing and pit for bonfires.

Neither does the opportunity that is always available for a guest-house ren... Read More

Savers Bank appoints four new assistant vice presidents

At the bank’s recent Annual Meeting, President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph A. Coderre announced four promotions of current team members.  Those promoted to Assistant Vice President were Elaine M. Stone, Lynn M. Greenhalge, Robert J. Landolina and Kris A. Cullen.

Elaine M. Stone has been with Savers Bank for 7 years and has been promoted to AVP Human Resources, where her responsibilities include employee relations, c... Read More

More Summer Jobs for Kids

by Jacleen Charbonneau

For students, landing a job can be a difficult task with today's competitive job market. Fortunately, compared to some large corporations that require online application processes, most local businesses attend to students on a very personable level. With a plethora of local businesses in the Blackstone Valley, students are valued and viewed as positive aspects to companies.     

There would no... Read More

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