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"Mystery, History and Romance for Moms"

ABSW welcomes mothers for a special "Mystery, History and Romance for Moms" Friday Evening event to celebrate Mother's Day. 

WORCESTER – .On Friday, May 9th, Annie's Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street invites three authors of romance and mystery, Penny Goetjen, Audrey Nichols, and Judith Arnold, for an intimate panel about their work from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Penny Goetjen's love of Maine insp... Read More

Sneakerama: For the Long Run

by Magda Dakin

Ah Spring, it’s finally here!  It makes you want to lace up your sneakers and enjoy the beautiful weather, take the dog out for a walk, or get in some last minute training before running the Boston Marathon. 

If you strap on those sneakers and they don’t fit just right it’s time for a trip to Sneakerama in Worcester.  For more than 30 years and three generations this family owned business has been com... Read More

Nine Men’s Misery

by Thomas D’Agostino

Recently there has been a renewed interest in one of my perennial favorites. In the woods of Cumberland, Rhode Island, is a rectangular mound of stones fronted by a plaque. This marker is a monument to nine men who were captured and slain by the Indians during Pearce’s fight in the midst of King Philip’s War.

King Philip’s War officially began on June 24, 1675, when the local Pokanoket Indians r... Read More

The Autism Resource Center: 5K Community Run and Walk

WORCESTER-- On Sunday, April 27th, the Autism Resource Center will hold its 14thannual 5k Community Walk and Run to support programs that service over 2,700 individuals who have Autism and their families with educational, recreational, and awareness programs. The 5K Run and Walk, presented by Autism Intervention Specialists, will include a fund raising pledge-a-thon for runners and walkers, entertainment, food, and a variety of... Read More

When Painkillers Meet Politics

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

I believe it was George Burns who once quipped “sincerity – if you can fake that, you’ve got it made!”  That quote comes to mind as I ponder the rather unusual move made this month by Massachusetts with respect to a recently approved prescription painkiller – Zohydro ER.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick this month instituted measures to ban the sale of this FDA approved n... Read More

Behind the Business: V Organic Cafe

by Sheryl Corriveau

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Veronica Ramos, owner of V Organic Café in Upton, MA.  The first couple times I’d visited the Café I was impressed by the clean and calming atmosphere as well as the delicious organic food.  When I asked Veronica what was the primary motivating factor for opening her business in 2012, she answered, “To promote and educate others on what we call the V Organ... Read More

Auburn Family Chiropractic moves

NORTH GRAFTON - April 1 was moving day for Auburn Family Chirapractic as well. Amy Nyren Juelis, DC, has had a chiropractic office in Auburn for the last 14 years, but recently decided to move the practice to her native Grafton.

“I'd been thinking about moving for a while,” she said. “I looked around Auburn, but there weren't a lot of spaces available for a small business. Then I happened to see a vacancy sign on a place o... Read More

The Sassy Foxx goes up the road

UXBRIDGE - Michele Provencal opened The Sassy Foxx consignment shop in Douglas five years ago. Situated on North St. near the busy intersection with Rt. 16 in downtown Douglas, the shop became such a popular destination that Michele outgrew the space and had to move to a larger place.

“I wanted to be not too far away, so everyone would follow me,” said Michele, who has timed the drive to her new location at 31 South Main... Read More

Camp Whitin: For Fun, Fitness, Friendships

WHITINSVILLE - The most popular summer camp week at Camp Whitin is “Design, Build & Destroy.” Camp Director Brett Cerrati is all smiles as he talks about the fun kids have with projects such as egg drops and soda bottle rocket launches.

Other kids will become ”Mad Scientists,” exploring the chemical reactions they get when they mix a little of this with a little of that.

Kids more into the arts, might choo... Read More

Business profile: Nor'easter Roofing Inc

by Melissa Dumont

Are you building a new house? Does your existing house need a new roof? Then consider Uxbridge-based Rob Chaille, 43, of Nor’easter Roofing. He has been doing this work for 26 years, and his expertise can be seen in houses all over Central Massachusetts, from Sturbridge to Wellesley, and even up to New Hampshire. He vouches for the quality of his work, offers a large selection of materials, and assures cu... Read More

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