North Orange Junior Grange members learn how to plant seedlings in the raised beds. They will continue to care for the plants by watering, weeding and harvesting.Photo by Jessica Gale-Tanner
NO. ORANGE — There is an old saying, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” The same can be said for agriculture and growing your own food. In the Grange, like the 4-H and FFA, it is believed that...
Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, left, is shown with Project Good Dog adoptive parents John and Annmarie Lapierre, holding Walter, their 1-year-old Australian sheep mix, at the one-year anniversary celebration of the program held at the Worcester County Jail & House of Correction on June 10. Submitted photo
WEST BOYLSTON — On June 10, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office and the Second Chance Animal Shelter celebrated the one-year anniversary of Project Good Dog, a partnership that helps shelter pets receive needed training and/or additional...
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito congratulated Theatre at the Mount Technical Director Jeff Boisseau and other recipients of Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund grants during a reception Thursday, June 23, in Worcester. The matching grant awarded to Mount Wachusett Community College will be used to update the theater’s sound system. Submitted photo
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College’s Theatre at the Mount is the recipient of a $49,600 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund to update its sound system. The Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund, administered through a...
Baritone John Salvi of Shrewsbury, above left, shown at the Thursday night rehearsal in New Salem, will sing the role of Elijah in Mendelssohn's "Elijah" to be performed by the Quabbin Valley Pro Musica on Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m. in the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem. He is being directed by conductor
NEW SALEM — The 1794 Meetinghouse’s resident chorus, Quabbin Valley Pro Musica, known for its varied music and high-quality concerts, will perform Feliz Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” plus two works by chorus members: the “Prayer of Saint Francis” by...
ATHOL — Lori Jean (Bruce) Jillson and Brian Michael Gelinas were married in an outdoor ceremony on June 11, 2016. The wedding, officiated by Justice of the Peace Nancy Burnham, took place at the Chestnut Hill Avenue home of Linda Bachman and...
 Sharon and Harry Smith, of 739 Daniel Shays Hwy., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends at a party held at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Smith and the former Sharon Dugan were married on June 24, 1966, at the Athol Congregational Church, with Rev. Arthur S. Blowen officiating. The inset at lower right shows the couple on their wedding day.
ATHOL — Sharon and Harry Smith, of 739 Daniel Shays Hwy., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party of family and friends at Ellinwood Country Club. Smith and the former Sharon Dugan were married on June 24, 1966, at the...
North Orange Junior Grange members learn how to plant seedlings in the raised beds. They will continue to care for the plants by watering, weeding and harvesting.Photo by Jessica Gale-Tanner
Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis, left, is shown with Project Good Dog adoptive parents John and Annmarie Lapierre, holding Walter, their 1-year-old Australian sheep mix, at the one-year anniversary celebration of the program held at the Worcester County Jail & House of Correction on June 10. Submitted photo
Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito congratulated Theatre at the Mount Technical Director Jeff Boisseau and other recipients of Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund grants during a reception Thursday, June 23, in Worcester. The matching grant awarded to Mount Wachusett Community College will be used to update the theater’s sound system. Submitted photo
Baritone John Salvi of Shrewsbury, above left, shown at the Thursday night rehearsal in New Salem, will sing the role of Elijah in Mendelssohn's "Elijah" to be performed by the Quabbin Valley Pro Musica on Sunday, June 26, at 3 p.m. in the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem. He is being directed by conductor
 Sharon and Harry Smith, of 739 Daniel Shays Hwy., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with family and friends at a party held at Ellinwood Country Club in Athol. Smith and the former Sharon Dugan were married on June 24, 1966, at the Athol Congregational Church, with Rev. Arthur S. Blowen officiating. The inset at lower right shows the couple on their wedding day.
ROYALSTON — With only six residents in attendance, a single-article warrant was approved Thursday night at a special town meeting held at the town hall.  The article, meant to move unused funds into the stabilization account before the close of the fiscal year, was approved unanimously.  The...
ATHOL — The selectboard on Tuesday voted to disband the Charter Review Committee. Prior to the vote, board chair Lee Chauvette advised that the committee had completed its review of the town charter. With regard to the final chapters, Chauvette, who was also a member of the committee, said the...
Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan, center, was recently awarded the prestigious Barbara Corey Award for exemplary service, at the 2016 Annual Report & Luncheon of the North Quabbin Community Coalition. Left to right -- NQCC President and Athol Police Chief Timothy Anderson, who received the Salute to Service Award; Donelan, and NQCC Executive Director Heather Bialecki-Canning. Photo by Keith Kent
ORANGE — The North Quabbin Community Coalition recently celebrated its 32nd Annual Report and Luncheon before a crowd of just over 100 people working in professional fields in a variety of programs, all in some way aimed toward programs that are either dedicated to community improvement, impact,...
North Orange Junior Grange members learn how to plant seedlings in the raised beds. They will continue to care for the plants by watering, weeding and harvesting.Photo by Jessica Gale-Tanner
NO. ORANGE — There is an old saying, “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” The same can be said for agriculture and growing your own food. In the Grange, like the 4-H and FFA, it is believed that it is of the utmost importance to learn about,...
PETERSHAM — On Tuesday night, during the selectboard meeting chair Nancy Allen announced that the kiosk from the Route 122 Scenic Byway Committee is almost ready to be put in place. The parking area for Harvard Pond on Route 122 has been picked as a safe space for the kiosk that will allow for...

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