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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

CareProvidersVNA acquires Sutton's Senior Comfort Services

SUTTON – CareProviders Visiting Nurse Agency (CPVNA) recently expanded its services with the acquisition of  Senior Comfort Services, a long-time provider of home care for the elderly, based in Sutton.

CPVNA is a relative newcomer to the area, established by David Rokes, RN, in 2010 as Care Providers of Blackstone Valley, with offices in Whitinsville. Its name was changed last year to Care Providers Visiting Nurse Agency t... Read More

Asymmetric Training and Assessment Group:

CQB Instructor Course, Advanced Sniper Observer Course, Basic Search and Rescue.  The course descriptions conjure up visions of combat and could sound ominous to a civilian – and that's OK, says Ron Tetreau, founder of Asymmetric Training and Assessment Group. For Tetreau, guns are serious business, and he firmly believes that training is as important for civilians as it is for professionals.

Sergeant First Class... Read More

Free Home Buying Seminars

WHITINSVILLE, MA – UniBank and Re/Max Executive Realty of Upton are sponsoring two free home buying seminars. The first seminar, taking place on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, will be at UniBank’s Whitinsville Main branch located at 49 Church Street in Whitinsville. The second seminar will take place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at UniBank’s North Grafton branch located at 89 Worcester Str... Read More

Auburn Chamber to Host 7th Annual Health and Business Expo

LOCATION: Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks, 754 Southbridge St., Auburn

AUBURN, MA—The Auburn Chamber of Commerce will present the Seventh Annual Health and Business Expo on Tuesday, March 25 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks at 754 Southbridge Street in Auburn. Sponsors of the event are Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Hometown Bank.

This unique community event is FREE and open to... Read More

Health Fair & Business Bonanza set for March 30

WEBSTER – Life-Skills Inc. and Page Chiropractic have teemed up again to present the 7th annual East Meets West Health Fair & Business Bonanza. The event will take place on Sunday, March 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Bartlett High School gymnasium, 52 Lake Parkway.

Jean Tremblay and Jen Cournoyer of Page Chiropractic and Lisa Morgan and Tammy Lewandowski of Life-Skills are coordinating the project, which beg... Read More

Chuck's Steak House:

by a Yankee diner

AUBURN – When I mentioned to a colleague my plan to review Chuck's Steak House, her face lit up and she said “I love that place, especially the salad bar with the onion soup.”

She's not alone. Chuck's is a popular place and on a recent Saturday evening we had to wait to be seated. It was just a short wait, though, and the lounge, with it's large bar,  fireplace, hand-painted murals, and pool table... Read More

Grocery Saga--revisited

by Ginger Costen

As a journalist, my first obligation is to present our readers with reliable and accurate facts written in a meaningful context. This “journalistic truth” is a process that begins with the professional discipline of assembling and verifying facts.

My first obligation as an equally devoted wife is to listen and never question what my husband is telling me, especially since he was born, raised and nev... Read More

Up and Running Technology:

by Becky Harvey

OXFORD - The world of computers and technology is one in which the landscape is always changing.  Things are fast paced and ever-reconfiguring, so it is nice when a local business that deals with these technologies is able to get a strong foothold and keep up with the moving times.  Up and Running Technology of Oxford is one of these small businesses that has been able to create a real place for itself.  Ow... Read More

Christopher Heights:

by Ginger Costen

Their website is full of bright colored photos showing seniors playing games, gardening, socializing and in general, having a good time. But what it doesn’t show is the incredible level of love, concern and respect that each staff member brings to work with them every day at the Christopher Heights in Webster. From the laughter in the “Klondike’s Pub” to the warmth from the fireplace in the waiting a... Read More

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