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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

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

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

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

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

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

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