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Indian Princess arrives at Indian Ranch

WEBSTER – The Indian Princess paddle wheel boat arrived at its new home on Webster Lake very early Tuesday morning after a month-long delay caused by a rigging retrofit required by Connecticut State Police to allow safe travel through that state.

The boat's owner, Christopher Robert, said he had been completely surprised that certification for travel through Connecticut had not been properly completed by the company managi... Read More

Oxford’s Annual Fall Festival, September 20

Oxford’s Annual Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. rain or shine.  It will take place in beautiful downtown Oxford on Rte. 12 at Joslin Park where the bandstand is located.  This will be the 5th year for the Oxford Lions Club to host the family friendly event.  This is an event not to be missed as we will have numerous delicious food booths, original crafters, exhibit booths and... Read More

Harpoon Brewery co-founder Dan Kenary to speak at Old Sturbridge Village

STURBRIDGE, MA –  Harpoon Brewery Co-founder and President Dan Kenary will speak about the history and success of New England’s largest craft brewery on Thursday, Sept. 25 at Old Sturbridge Village. His appearance is part of the Village’s continuing OSV Overseers’ Distinguished Speaker Series. Kenary, a Worcester native, will host a fun-filled evening of beer tasting paired with food samples and will share the story of Harpoon’s... Read More

National Public Lands Day at Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) – the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands – is a celebration of the work, play and learning that takes place on Public Lands Every Day. One third of America's land is in public hands; NPLD offers everyone an opportunity to help maintain them.

This is your chance to help give back to the places you love. Please join us at Buffumville Lake Park, 229 Oxford Rd. in Ch... Read More

Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk

 

The Blackstone Valley Crop Hunger Walk will be Saturday, October 18 at 9:00 am. The three-mile walk will begin at Trinity Church, next to Whitinsville Town Common, and end at the Community Hall of the First Evangelical Church, next to Uxbridge Town Common.

Registration will begin at 8:30 am at Trinity Church. Walkers are to b... Read More

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

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