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Thunder On the Lake 2014 in jeopardy

WEBSTER - The 4th Annual Thunder on Webster Lake hydroplane race that had been scheduled to take place the weekend of August 23 and 24 may be cancelled or reduced in scale.  Mike Grendell, founder and manager for the Webster race, said the American Canadian Hydroplane Association (ACHA) pulled funding for the Webster event because of financial issues earlier this season. Webster Lake was to be the sixth stop in the seven-race cir... Read More

Foppema's Farm

by Magda Dakin

NORTHBRIDGE - A wild riot of color greets you when you walk into Foppema's Farm fruit and vegetable store at 1605 Hill St, Northbridge. The scent of summer and the brilliant colors confirm what you already know, summer is in full swing and all the glorious fresh fruits and vegetables are here for your enjoyment.  After an incredible strawberry season, “the best in 10 years,” according to owner Ken Foppema, “... Read More

Grafton Flea is the place to be

by Rod Lee

If ever further proof was needed that the Grafton Flea Market is one of the Blackstone Valley’s most venerated institutions, one need only have visited on a Sunday morning in late June, as we did.

On the sprawling grounds situated along Rt. 140 we immediately struck up a conversation with Jonathan Giantz of Cranston, Rhode Island who was selling rope and bungee cord. Mr. Giantz is one of the Grafton Flea’... Read More

Tickets for Red Sox vs. Angels

Grafton Recreation has tickets for The Red Sox vs. Angels game on Wednesday August 20 at 7:10 p.m. Take the worry out of missing the last train leaving, and the stress of parking. They will do it all for you.

Cost is $77.00 per person, which includes transportation to and from Fenway Park and ticket in the right box seats section.

Tickets are available to anyone and everyone. You do not have to be a Grafton resident... Read More

Douglas Farmers Market, Saturdays!

by Melissa Dumont

The opening of the Douglas Farmers Market on June 14th was a huge success for the vendors, as well as for the hundreds of visitors who came. The vendors are local craftspeople who can be found at the Douglas Farmers Market every Saturday from June to October. “I put forth a mission to revive the Douglas Farmers Market last year,” says Molly Hollibaugh, one of the market’s coordinators. “I wanted to create... Read More

Blueberrying, Blackstone Valley

by Jacleen Charbonneau

Nothing represents New England's sunny season more than fresh blueberry picking at some of the finest local farms. And luckily, two local businesses in the Blackstone Valley are offering this luxury. Take Mendon's Christmas tree farm, Vandervalk Farm and Winery, for example. Although owners Casey and Sue Vandervalk have sold thousands of Christmas trees for the last 30 winters, the c... Read More

Webster’s newest dining spots

by Janet Stoica

WEBSTER – New eating spots are popping up all over town and Webster has four new dining establishments that foodies might want to sample.  Webster was in great need of a great cozy breakfast (and lunch/dinner) bistro and Peachtree will surely fill that hungry void.  Located in the former Titi's Townline  restaurant building, near the French River, at 29 Main Street, the building’s... Read More

JV Mechanical

Chamber Profile

The art and science of plumbing and heating today involves much more than leaky pipes or oil burner maintenance – and for JV Mechanical Contractors, Inc. in Webster, the palette includes all things from hydronic snow melting systems to oil-to-gas boiler conversions using the latest technology.

While JV Mechanical will fix your leaky pipe, much of their work today involves installation of radiant heat... Read More

Still space for kids in Grafton sports clinics

GRAFTON – Grafton Recreation Director Betty Wright tells us that there is still space available in the clinics listed below. The program is offered to Grafton residents first, but out-of-towners can enroll if space is available for an extra $10 charge. The programs continue on a weekly basis through July and August.

Baseball Clinic: This clinic will help in conditioning, hitting, base running, and drills. All of the staff... Read More

Hobby Lobby and the Politics of Prevention

 

By Jason Poquette, Bpharm, R.Ph

I’ve never been a big fan of heated political debates.  On my blog I much prefer to focus on topics that provide helpful resources to patients and health care professionals alike.  But the recent Supreme Court decision about Hobby Lobby and their right to not cover certain forms of contraception has received so much attention that silence seems impossible.  Since the issue... Read More

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