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Young at Heart trips scheduled

An overnight trip to Colonial Williamsburg, VA. is being offered  by the Young at Heart group in the spring.  From April 27 to May 1 there will be a 5 day trip  to Williamsburg.  The trip includes a guided tour of Fredericksburg, time in Jamestown, Yorktown, Monticello, and a full day at Colonial Williamsburg.    There are 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners, a tour of a plantation on the James River, and many sight-seeing opportunities incl... Read More

The saga of supermarkets, as Shaw’s closes

It seems there’s some truth to the old adage what goes around, comes around this week in Webster and Dudley.

If you can remember grocery shopping in the 1960s and 70s at the former Big D, Park n’ Shop and Thrifty Markets in Webster and the A & P in Dudley, then you can remember life in the Webster, Dudley and Oxford areas before Price Chopper, Market Basket and Walmart.

The Big D Supermarket was located at the s... Read More

View From the Sidelines

 

Photos by Steev Riccardo

WEBSTER – Greetings sports fans! There is something truly special about high school sports that puts them on another level than say, watching professional sports or even college sports. High school sports may be competitive, but it’s mostly about kids having fun.

The way I see it, I have been very lucky to be in the position to cover and report on high school sports the las... Read More

February at the Dudley Senior Center‏

Regular schedule:

Mon: Chair Yoga is back with Joanne LaLiberte HHP., 10:30-11:30am.  Mondays except Holidays for 8 sessions. Monday March 10th is class #1.  Come join us it’s FREE. You are welcome to jump in anytime. Easy to learn!  With regular practice Yoga can help you feel great, and who wouldn’t love that? Spring is coming; give yourself a gift of better range of motion, so you can do more things wit... Read More

Alberto Mercado releases sixth book, Winds of Fall

WORCESTER –  On Saturday, February 22, from 2-5 PM Annie's Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street welcomes Alberto Mercado for a reading, signing, and speaking engagement to celebrate the release of his sixth book, Winds of Fall.

Mercado is a native of Puerto Rico who moved to Massachusetts in 1985. Over the years, he turned his hobby of photography into a freelance career. During an exhibition, he wrote up a f... Read More

Oxford Lions host Community meeting

Members of the Oxford Lions club welcomed area Lions Clubs to an open house on February 3rd. Lions from Auburn, Charlton, Dudley, Grafton, Leicester, Mendon, Northborough and Upton attended the event held at the Pine Ridge Country club in North Oxford. Guest speaker for the event was Richard Ferrucci the President of Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Foundation (MLERF). His organization provides grant funding to M... Read More

Harbro Auto voted #1 Used Car Dealer in Massachusetts

WHITINSVILLE, MA –On January 26, 2014 at the NADA National Convention, Harbro Auto Sales & Service reached a landmark when they were honored with the state award for the 2014 Dealer of the Year in the Used-Car segment by DealerRater.com.* Harbro is a part of an exclusive group of dealers who have won 5 consecutive years in a row at the state level. In Massachusetts Harbro Auto is the only dealer that has achieved this in the... Read More

Hint, hint, Valentine

by Becky Harvey

What am I talking about?  Once again it is that time of year that some people can’t wait for and others dread because they are unable to come up with ideas on what to buy their sweeties for Valentine’s Day.  Yes, it’s that time already.  Luckily for those who are looking to impress their heartthrobs, our area is brimming with businesses, large and small, that offer just the right special token of one’s appr... Read More

Auburn Towne Cleaners

AUBURN – Scott Johnson has always had the entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to run his own business, so about a year and a half ago, on Memorial Day weekend of 2012 to be exact, he not only bought the current location of the Auburn Towne Cleaners at 700 Southbridge Street, but also purchased two other dry cleaning stores located in Sutton and Uxbridge.

Even though Johnson, who spent 15 years in corporate America,  had neve... Read More

Screeching to a stop at the local Subway shop

by Ginger Costen

I guess it was inevitable, but who would have thought that the owner of a store established on the very premise of offering a “healthier, less fattening food” would be the first person to rain on my weight loss parade?

It’s been three months now since the Bariatric surgery and I’ve lost 103 pounds. At the end of December the nutritionist moved me up to level five, which meant I could start eating tw... Read More

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