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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

Uxbridge 4th Fireworks: Bring back the BOOM!

When we think of the 4th of July, most often we have memories and traditions surrounded by food, family, and fireworks.  It has been several years since our community has enjoyed gathering for an annual fireworks display.  This year, however, a group of individuals have come together as the Uxbridge 4th of July Celebration Committee to bring back this annual tradition and to make new memories.  

Their ambitious goal is to... Read More

Grafton History in Bloom Gala Preview

On Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00pm, the Grafton History in
Bloom Gala Preview will take place with wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at
the Grafton Historical Society Museum, 1 Grafton Common, Grafton, MA 01519 .
For this event, members of the Grafton Garden Club and the Grafton
Historical Society will design floral arrangements to interpret selected
historic artifacts provided by the Grafton H... Read More

Happy Birthday Simon!

NORTH GRAFTON – How many candles would there be on Simon Willard’s birthday cake?

Come to the Willard House and Clock Museum on Sunday, April 6, 2014 to find out as the museum honors Simon Willard, whose actual birthday would have been on April 3rd.  Open free of charge from 1:00 until 4:00, there will be a special tour and activities to commemorate Simon Willard and the legacy of his clocks. For all the fun and festivitie... Read More

CVS Quits Smoking - Should You?

by Jason Poquette, BPharm, R.Ph

In a virtually unprecedented move among the largest retail pharmacy chains in our country, CVS pharmacy recently announced it would discontinue the sale of tobacco products by the end of this year.  The move is predicted to take upwards of 2 billion dollars of revenue out of their stores.  Though that is less than 2% of their total operating budget, a couple billion dollars is a pretty signi... Read More

Business Profile: The Hugging Bear

by Melissa Dumont

Donna Henry makes teddy bears. But not just your average, everyday teddy bears. She connects with people who want something special. They have left-over fabric from very important occasions or events that they want to re-purpose into memorable gifts. Some of the fabrics she has worked with have come from baby blankets, wedding dresses, army uniforms, and other important textiles.

Donna, who lives i... Read More

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