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Charles Cournoyer Memorial Golf Tournament

N. GROSVENORDALE, Conn. - Judy and Jim Cournoyer lost their 29-year old son Charles five years ago on March 30. The immediate cause was a car accident; the longer-term contributing factor was a mental illness: schizoaffective disorder.

Schizophrenia most often develops in men in their early to mid-20s, and that was the case with Charles. Always a loving, generous person, a hard-working contractor, and attending college to... Read More

Garden Club Perennial Plant Sale

The first 25 people to purchase perennials from the Plant Sale on the Common will receive a free Kousa Dogwood Tree!

If you are passionate about gardening and love beautiful plants and garden accessories, then your gardening season isn’t complete without a visit to the Grafton Garden Club’s Annual Perennial Plant Sale on the Common, Saturday, May 10, 2014.

In its 75th year, the Plant Sale has become a Grafton tradit... Read More

Pro Automotive marks its first year in business

by Magda Dakin

DUDLEY - Finding a reliable auto mechanic is like mining for gold. When you find one you’re happy with you stick with them and recommend them to your friends whenever you can. Jason Rousseau of Pro Automotive is happily celebrating his first anniversary! With more than 20 years of experience in all phases of auto repair, Jason began PRO Automotive a year ago. He attributes his success so far in large part to... Read More

NV Candles: Glowing for health and happiness

by Magda Dakin

AUBURN - NV Candles, a clever name for candles that you really want to have. The shop recently moved to a convenient location near the intersection of Rts. 20 and 146, at the site of the former Gift Chalet (which moved its business to strictly online sales). Watch for the sign and you can see the little chalet at the end of the parking lot.

NV Candles started out as the dream hobby of Veronika Skoromn... Read More

Harrington Wins the Highest Possible Hospital Safety Score

Harrington Hospital has been awarded the highest possible Hospital Safety Score rating -- an A -- by a prestigious independent rating agency.

This marks the fourth consecutive rating period in which Harrington has been awarded a Hospital Safety Score of A. Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nat... Read More

Pete's Picks

Thought we would never get to the first day in May. Finally, the good weather is on us. If you are a high school baseball fan, you can see a real good match-up tomorrow in Dudley as the two top teams in the area will be playing for bragging rights.The Oxford Pirates will be visiting the Shepherd Hiil campus to take on the Division 1 Rams. Oxford had 8 wins entering the beginning of the week and weather permitting the Pirates (8-2... Read More

Justice is Mind to screen at Elm Draught House Cinema

by Yankee Shopper staff

OXFORD/MILLBURY – Bob Leveillee, owner of Pizza Post, plays Mr. Oxford in the psychological courtroom drama Justice is Mind, which continues a national screening tour at the Elm Draught House Cinema in Millbury on Monday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the box office. Millbury will mark the 18th screening of Justice is Mind.

Set in the near future where advanced M... Read More

Lyme Disease Awareness Event

CHARLTON- In honor of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Harrington HealthCare System, the Harrington Auxiliary and Sturbridge Lyme Awareness of Massachusetts (S.L.A.M.) are coming together to host a special public event “It’s Time We Talk About Lyme” on Saturday, May 10 at the Charlton Public Library.

The seminar will be held inside Dexter Hall at 1 p.m.

“To bring further awareness and education to our... Read More

"Mystery, History and Romance for Moms"

ABSW welcomes mothers for a special "Mystery, History and Romance for Moms" Friday Evening event to celebrate Mother's Day. 

WORCESTER – .On Friday, May 9th, Annie's Book Stop of Worcester on 65 James Street invites three authors of romance and mystery, Penny Goetjen, Audrey Nichols, and Judith Arnold, for an intimate panel about their work from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Penny Goetjen's love of Maine insp... Read More

Sneakerama: For the Long Run

by Magda Dakin

Ah Spring, it’s finally here!  It makes you want to lace up your sneakers and enjoy the beautiful weather, take the dog out for a walk, or get in some last minute training before running the Boston Marathon. 

If you strap on those sneakers and they don’t fit just right it’s time for a trip to Sneakerama in Worcester.  For more than 30 years and three generations this family owned business has been com... Read More

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