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Prestige Salon purchases autoclave sterilization unit to ensure safe nail care

by Janet Stoica

DUDLEY – “Why didn’t you become a surgical nurse?” I asked Lorri Ducharme, owner of Prestige Salon, the hair and nail salon located at 137 Schofield Avenue.  She had just described her efforts to maintain the cleanest and most hygienic conditions possible for nail and foot care, including the purchase of an autoclave sterilization unit.

“My passion is what I do here,” Lorri said. “My energies are foc... Read More

Local author at Grafton Country Store

Uxbridge author Donna Mae will be at the Grafton Country Store for a story telling and   book signing November 9th, Sunday   from 1-3.   The  "sweet"  childrens book, Marshmallows Galore is appropriate for ages 2-6 and tells a whimsicle story of a young boy and his reaction when the  fluffy white treasure  falls from the sky. He will amaze you with his compassion and delight you with his need to share with those around him.   A b... Read More

The Floating Coffin

by Thomas D’Agostino

Here is a wonderful little account for the Halloween season. This story has appeared in several publications over the centuries, including Haunted Rhode Island.

If you happen to be passing through the little hamlet of Hope Village in Coventry, you might cross over the Jackson Bridge. This small cement span runs over the Pawtuxet River. It is at that point you could actually observe a mo... Read More

Mobile Audio strives for customer happiness

by Janet Stoica

Southbridge – “I have no illusions about becoming a millionaire with my business,” says Jay Morse, owner of Mobile Audio. “You treat your customers like a friend and people tell their friends and they come back to you.”  Jay has been in the mobile audio business for the past 12 years in the same location of 405 East Main Street in Southbridge, tucked neatly next to Globe Transmission & Auto Repair in th... Read More

B’s Heating Service marks its first anniversary

by Magda Dakin

As summer winds down and fall begins, thoughts turn to the upcoming winter and inevitably the need to take care of the house, getting it ready for winter. One of the main things you want to check is that the heating system in your house is working right, and it’s best to do that before you need to turn on the heat.

“Fall is the perfect time to have your oil heating system tuned up,” says Brian Bellero... Read More

A Splash of Panache to feature more than 40 vendors

WEBSTER - Back by popular demand -- A Splash of Panache Vendor Event returns, sponsored by the St. Joseph Polish Women’s Club of Webster, MA.

The event will be held on Sunday, November 9, at Point Breeze Restaurant from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets are $20, which includes hot and cold appetizers and a beautifully decorated gift bag filled with donated items from members and vendors. 

The attendance raffle will be (4) t... Read More

Community Harvest Project Harvest Home Festival & 5K

NORTH GRAFTON, MA - On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014, Community Harvest Project will hold its annual celebration event, Harvest Home Festival & 5K. The 5K begins at 10:30am, with registration at 9:00am, and the festival is 12:00-4:00pm. The event will be held at the Brigham Hill Community Farm at 37 Wheeler Road in North Grafton, MA. All are welcome!

Admission is $5 at the gate, and kids under 12 are free, with a cap of $... Read More

Perkins Custom Upholstery

by Magda Dakin

UXBRIDGE – Do you have a worn and faded favorite chair that fits you just right, is perfect in your dining room, or has cherished memories of Grandma sitting in it brushing her hair 100 strokes every night? Maybe you have an awesome recliner that you need to sit in to be sure your team wins the game; it’s older than the kids and your wife is threatening to “throw that junky chair out.”

At Perkins Cust... Read More

The Cloaked Minister

by Thomas D'Agostino

York Village in Old York, Maine, is a quaint little hamlet with buildings and legends dating back to the very roots of European settlement. In fact, the oldest known public building in America, the Old Gaol sits along Main Street overlooking all who pass by. 

There is also strange side to York Village: a side labored with personal ghosts and guilt. Take the case of Reverend Samuel Moody, or as h... Read More

What can your pharmacist do for you?

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

October is officially American Pharmacists Month. Well, at least it has been since 2004 when “National Pharmacy Week” (begun in 1925) was expanded.  I’m not sure assigning any profession a particular ‘week’ or ‘month’ is the key to promoting awareness.  Lately it seems ice buckets do a better job of that.  But for what it is worth, I am grateful for the career I’ve been allowed to p... Read More

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