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Three baby giraffes in three months

MENDON— 2014 is clearly the year of the giraffe! Three giraffes, a female and two males, have been born at Southwick’s Zoo since January. Two of the calves are being bottle fed, so the Southwick’s zookeepers certainly have their hands full this year.

Daisy, a female, was born on January 11th. The mother giraffe, Dottie, was unable to feed the calf, so Daisy did not receive colostrum. Colostrum is a type of milk that is ver... Read More

Who Will Be Raised From The Dead This Easter?

by The Rev. Janice Ford, Rector
The Church of the Reconciliation (Episcopal)
5 North Main Street, Webster

There is a new television show on ABC this spring (Sundays at 9:00 p.m.) called “Resurrection,” and it has caught my attention.  This is unusual since I generally don’t watch a lot of TV.  I was first intrigued by the title, and soon the promotional ads had me waiting impatiently for the series to begin.  As... Read More

Not Your Average Ladies at Thompson Speedway

THOMPSON, CT- Please excuse these drivers, but they aren’t your average racers.  TSMP will be home to four female racers in 2014; Shelly Perry, Alicia Thatcher, Alecia Parker, and Nikki Ouellette.

Parker will be returning to the track she considers home at TSMP.  The Hubbardston, MA native got her feet wet at Monadnock Speedway, but is looking for a new challenge in 2014, returning to the track she grew up near.  The 31 ye... Read More

Wind Tiki closes after 40 years

by Ginger Costen

If you’re planning to have Mother’s Day dinner at the Wind Tiki Restaurant this year in Webster, you better make other plans as the company is closing the last weekend in March after 40 years of serving the best Chinese food in southern Worcester County. Wind Tiki opened on April 11, 1974.     

Although there were tentative plans earlier this year for the restaurant to reopen under new management, a... Read More

Tracy Lis honored by Providence College

During the warmer weather around here we see Tracy Lis in action at Waterfront Mary's in Webster. She has owned and operated the popular waterfront restaurant on Webster Lake since 2004.

In her college career, the action was on the basketball floor at Providence College, where she became the women's program all-time leading scorer with 2,534 points. Before that she broke the Connecticut state scoring record while at... Read More

Get Ready to Garden!

by Debra Horan
Owner, Booklovers’ Gourmet, Webster

Though it may not seem like it outside, spring is coming! Now is the time to start planning and preparing for garden season in New England. Whether your interest lies in flowers, vegetables or herbs, there are numerous titles out there to help guide you.

For some basic gardening tips try Trowel & Error: Over 700 Shortcuts, Tips... Read More

The Legacy of Coach Vendetti

by Peter Coyle

Coach Michael J. Vendetti died on March 20th leaving behind a strong army of believers who will continue to carry his message and share his legacy. His wife, Joan, passed away in January 2012 after a lifetime struggle with Lupus. Coach V leaves three sons and their wives and seven granchildren. This space was a favorite for Vendetti and his accomplishments through the years. What made the Vendetti Era at Nic... Read More

23rd Annual Lucky Duck & Family Fun Day

Harrington Hospital Auxiliary is excited to announce that the 23rd annual Lucky Duck & Family Fun Day will be held from 11:00am until 3:00pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014.  Please bring the entire family to the Westville Recreation Area in Southbridge, MA.   

Buy your lucky duck at one of the many local businesses selling tickets and enter to win the $1000 grand prize.  Most Harrington Hospital campus lobbies have tickets,... Read More

Vendors Wanted!!

The Webster-Dudley Business Alliance is planning another Sidewalk Sale in downtown Webster on Saturday, June 7th from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. There is no charge for WDBA members.

Here are the facts: Downtown Webster: Shop Local & Celebrate Your “Independents”. Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014 (rain date June 14.). Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Set up: 8 a.m. Place: Main Street & Church Street, Webster, MA. Cost: WDBA Members FREE, $10 Al... Read More

Free Lectures: Complementary Therapy for Breast Cancer Patients

PinkHippy.Org is sponsoring two for this event, open to the public at the Northbridge Public Library, 17 Church Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588.

Loralee Dubeau, a trained flower essence consultant, will provide information on how flower essences can help to ease the emotional effects to patients and their family members that come along with the diagnosis of breast cancer. It is especially important for those undergoing conv... Read More

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