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Oxford advances in districts; beats Millbury 2-1

Oxford and Millbury traveled to Fino Field in Milford on Wednesday to battle on their way to a Central Mass. district title. The second-seeded Pirates won a close one, 2-1,  over rival eleventh-seed Millbury with great pitching on both sides by Steve Lemieux and Jared Buckley on the mound for Oxford, and Chris Carlson and Anthony DiStefano handling the pitching for Millbury.

Oxford will take on fourth seeded Sutton for the... Read More

Summer Jobs for Kids

by Ginger Costen

With just a few more weeks of classes left before the end of the school year, is it a good idea for your teenager to be considering a summer job?

“That first summer job is often a rite of passage for many teens,” said Janet Fowler writer for Investopedia and author of Business Resources for High School Students. “It's the signal that they’re on the way to adulthood by earning money to pay for activi... Read More

Summer Reads

As you head for the beach or backyard, bring a book or two to keep you company. Here are some suggestions for you to consider. Stop by for more choice picks!

For animal lovers:

"The World According to Bob" by James Bowen--a touching and true sequel to “A Street Cat Named Bob” about one man and the cat that changed his life.
As James struggles to adjust to his transformation from street musician... Read More

Considering what Memorial Day means

by Ginger Costen

The television ads show people playing in swimming pools or grilling on the new super fancy barbecue. Kids splash in the lake as family and friends drive up in their new cars or campers. “Don’t miss the first big weekend of summer,” Toyota says as the red white and blue flags wave in the background and the fancy sports car zips around a curve along the coastal highway of Maine.

The print ads talk ab... Read More

Vendors can still sign up!

Shop Local & Celebrate Your “Independents”

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 (rain date June 14)

Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Set up: 8 a.m.

Place: Main Street & Church Street, Webster, MA

Cost: WDBA Members FREE, $10 All Others

Who: Local businesses, crafters, artists, non-profit groups, food vendors, entertainers

Vendors must bring their own table or other display setup for approximately a 6-... Read More

Auburn Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Breakfast

Scholarships awarded to local students

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – It was all about education at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce's scholarship breakfast on May 21, and it started at the top, with a talk by Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. 

Mr. Freeland gave a compelling picture of the Vision Project, which aims to take education in Massachusetts o... Read More

Wound Care Center at Harrington

National Wound Care Awareness Week is being held June 2 – June 6, 2014 in cities nationwide.

The Wound Care Center at Harrington in Charlton, a member of the Healogics network, is participating in the first Healogics National Wound Care Awareness Week from June 2 to June 6.  One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers, The Wound Care Center at Harrington offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic... Read More

Ribbon Cutting for RE/MAX Professional Associates in Auburn

by Barbara Van Reed

AUBURN – RE/MAX Professional Associates opened its sixth area office with a festive grand opening celebration on Thursday, May 23, complete with friends, employees, local dignitaries, and the RE/MAX balloon.  

Lorraine Herbert founded RE/MAX Professional Associates in 1992 and has since been joined by partners Pam Crawford and Sheri Barrette.  The three owner/brokers were presented citations by r... Read More

Kleen 'n Hard Sports:

BUSINESS PROFILE

by Magda Dakin

WORCESTER - Taken from a common coaches' term when working with young hockey teams, players are encouraged to, “ Play clean and hard.”  Owner and manager of Kleen ’n Hard Sports, Mike Ciavola, was actively involved in his young son’s hockey  activities when he opened his store in 2005.  It began as a store that specialized in all phases of hockey services, cleaning, a... Read More

Daisy Print adds while-you-wait T-shirt printing

WEBSTER – Dan Marcoux, owner of Daisy Print, has a new machine in his store: an AnaJet MP5i . 

What it does, he says, is “direct-to-garment printing, which is the fastest and most effective way to transfer full-color images to T-shirts.”

The Anajet uses ink specifically made for fiber, and is a newer technology than the older thermal transfer and screen printing technicques. “It wears like a regular shirt you'd buy,... Read More

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