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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

“Cheap and ugly does it!”

This was the catch line of an ad for the 1970 Subaru 360 Deluxe model. The Subaru 360 was imported to the US between 1968 (the start of Subaru of America, Inc.) and 1971. Suggested retail price was $1,297 and it advertised up to 66 miles per gallon. This pristine model is on display at Long Subaru, Sutton Rd., Webster. District Sales Manager for Subaru of New England, Inc., Tim Pike, was seen admiring the car during a recent visi... Read More

Alternatives takes stand against racism

Alternatives, a non-profit agency serving more than 2,000 people with disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts is participating in the YWCA’s annual Stand against Racism on Friday, April 25.

Members of the community, Alternatives staff and individuals served by the organization are invited to take a stand for peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all by completing a Stand against Racism pledge form.
Pledge... Read More

What Does Love Do?

by Bruce Dykstra

Easter is the high water mark for the Christian faith. Without Easter, the Christian tradition would just be a good way to live life. But the story of Easter, that is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, turns a good way to live into a way to live the good life. Easter is so important that the Christian Church goes through a season of preparation before the arrival of Easter. This preparation is ca... Read More

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