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“You Know How To Whistle Don’t You…?” said Lauren Bacall to Bogart…

by Janet Stoica

OXFORD –  Haven’t been to The Whistle Stop Bar & Grill for years and just learned that it’s about time I make this part of my customary dining experience.  On a very rainy Wednesday afternoon the place was packed.  Just about all 37 seats at the rectangular bar were taken and most of the booths too.  The kitchen line chefs were working like a well-oiled machine and hot dishes were well-organized and gli... Read More

Free Admission for Kids – Old Sturbridge Village Aug. 30 – Sept. 1

STURBRIDGE, MA – Thousands of visitors converge on Old Sturbridge Village each Labor Day weekend to enjoy one last summer outing and the Village’s annual old fashioned “Family Fun Days” celebration.  And this year all children up to age 17 get free admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular price. 

Guests can ride in the stagecoach, take a boat ride on the Quinebaug River, and enjoy classic early 19th-century ga... Read More

Internal Medicine Physician Kenneth Yeboah, M.D., Joins Harrington in Webster

WEBSTER, Mass. – August 26, 2014 – Kenneth Yeboah, M.D., an Internal Medicine physician, has joined Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard in Webster.

Dr. Yeboah, who sees adult patients, will work in the Harrington Physician Services office at 340 Thompson Road in Webster. For more information or to book an appointment with Dr. Yeboah, please call 508-943-5132.

Dr. Yeboah will work out of an office suite with Jeffrey Coh... Read More

Douglas Octoberfest

Douglas – With just about a month before Douglas welcomes 10,000+ people to  Main St. Douglas, the Douglas Octoberfest Committee is hard at work. Rides have been booked, stage schedules are being finalized, Sponsorship is being courted, and vendor spots are already filling up. Interested in a Vendor spot for this premiere Blackstone Valley event? Visit our website at http:/... Read More

Fifth Best of Auburn Business Contest entries due by August 31

AUBURN – There are less than two weeks left to vote for the best businesses in Auburn. The Auburn Chamber of Commerce sponsors the bi-annual Best of Auburn Business Contest, which is designed to allow the community to vote for their favorite businesses.

The contest began ten years ago after several years of a successful Best Dressed Business contest, which was intended to bring attention to businesses’ façades and landscap... Read More

Carol goes “Country”

by Rod Lee

As if one of New England’s most adored and picturesque town commons is not reason enough to love Grafton, there are the commercial ventures sprinkled like “Jimmies” on an ice-cream cone around its outer rim.

None has a more sterling reputation than the Grafton Country Store, at 2 Central Square.

Built in 1806 by Jonathan Wheeler Jr. and originally known as “the Green House,” the wood-frame structur... Read More

Shakespeare Club Sets New Season

This year marks the 26th season of the Shakespeare Club of Grafton, a group dedicated to the reading and studying of the Bard’s works.  Its KickOff Meeting will be held on Monday, September 8, at 7:30 pm at the Brigham Hill Community Barn on Wheeler Road in North Grafton.  Anyone interested is encouraged to come to this first meeting of the season, meet its members and look into its activities.

The Shakespeare Club of Graf... Read More

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

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