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Leicester Country Club:

by Magda Dakin 

When you think of a Country Club you may think stuffy, expensive, old, etc.  But not so when you visit the Leicester Country Club.  Perfectly manicured greens and lawns, neat white carts, freshly surfaced parking areas and a friendly, classy entrance to the main function rooms are what greet you when you enter the club.  Although it started out as a great place to golf at reasonable rates, it’s also become... Read More

Ed Stearns Dressed Meats

by Magda Dakin

You might drive past this funky looking building on Route 169 in Charlton many times and wonder what it is and what does it have to do with the Stearns Meat sign nearby.   Rick Stearns, co-owner of Ed Stearns Dressed Meats, happily explains that all the signs and colorful art work on the outside of the building were created for their favorite local cause, “Relay for Charity.”  He says, “We’ve put all this wo... Read More

Pools & Cues and Spas Too

by Magda Dakin

AUBURN - If pool or pools are in your  present or future, there is only one place you need to go. Whether it’s a refreshingly inviting swimming pool for summer, or a beautiful pool table to while away the winter hours, or a stunning hot tub on the deck outside your bedroom door, or you need a fancy new pool cue for your game, or need pointers on your dart game,  Pools & Cues & Spas, Too will have an... Read More

Alternatives’ Valley Friendship Tour Breaks Fundraising Records

Molly Hollibaugh was only 11 years old the first time she participated in Alternatives’ Valley Friendship Tour and the 25 mile bicycle ride she took alongside her father was pretty challenging for a child. Through the years, Molly has returned to the Tour, Alternatives’ signature fundraising event, many times and this year was no exception. Of course, as an adult, the 25-mile ride she completed seems a little more manageable but,... Read More

Family Medicine Physician Shannon Short, D.O., Joins Harrington in Brimfield

BRIMFIELD – Shannon Short, D.O., a Family Medicine physician, is joining Harrington HealthCare System. Dr. Short, who is Board Certified in Family Medicine, will work in the Harrington Physician Services office at 255 E. Old Sturbridge Road in Brimfield, where she joins Thomas R. Clay, D.O., James Goodwin, M.D., and Kimberly Vetal, N.P.

For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Short, please... Read More

Webster Lake hydroplane race is cancelled

WEBSTER – It's official, the 4th Annual Thunder on the Lake hydroplane race will not happen. The primary sponsor for the event, the American Canadian Hydroplane Association (ACHA), withdrew its support for the Webster race last week after losing money in races earlier this season.

In its official statement the ACHA said “over the past few years the organization, through its budget for the development of sites, has offered... Read More

Harrington launches portal

SOUTHBRIDGE -- Harrington HealthCare System has launched a patient portal that will allow patients to review their medical summary, including latest test results, their allergy list, and medication information online.

The Harrington Hospital Patient Portal, using FollowMyHealth, is available to patients through the Harrington Hospital website (www.harringtonhospi... Read More

Indian Princess move to Webster delayed by CT State Police

The Indian Princess paddle wheel boat had been scheduled to continue its journey to Indian Ranch at Webster Lake last night (Monday) after a layover at the Rhode Island/Connecticut border to allow for  inspection by the Connecticut State Police. The State Police asked for some modifications to the rigging, thus delaying the move.

Indian Princess owner Chris Robert said that those requirements are now being implemented and... Read More

Indian Princess en route to Indian Ranch

The Indian Princess paddle wheel boat completed the first leg of its 70-mile journey from Barrington, Rhode Island, to its new home at Indian Ranch in Webster, Mass., early this morning, and is now at a scheduled layover near the Rhode Island/Connecticut state line.  

The 75-ft long, 20-ft-wide boat was lifted by crane onto a specially-built trailer and left Barrington at 9:30 p.m.  Sunday, traveled overnight, and will be... Read More

The Isles Of Shoals Phantom Dory

by Thomas D’Agostino and Arlene Nicholson from the book, Pirate Ghosts and Phantom Ships.

Welcome to part 3 of our ghostly tales from the Isles of Shoals. The Isles have many tales of ghosts and ghoulish vessels that emerge from the thick of the foggy nights. This is the story of a boat and its ghostly tenant that still wanders the shores in search of interminable revenge.

In the early twentieth century, the Isles o... Read More

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