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In this photo from October of 1955 is the Athol Congregational Church which was celebrating its 125th anniversary at the time. The church was formed in 1830. The building itself was erected in 1833.  Courtesy of Richard J. Chaisson 
1992 The Athol United Way kicked off its campaign and the Athol Merchants sidewalk sale with a parade from Fish Park to the YMCA. Main Street was closed to traffic while the arts and crafts booths and food concessions were in place. Several months of planning and work on a project at Athol...
Menus for the week of September 25-29 Monday, cheesy omelet, cheese sauce, sausage links, homefries, fresh orange Tuesday, bbq pork rib b que, baked beans, coleslaw (HDM: mixed vegetables), raisins Wednesday, chicken breast, red bell pepper sauce, orzo pilaf with spinach, California...
Many people assume that adding another name, such as a daughter’s or a son’s, to the title of their vehicle will automatically create a joint tenancy. The purpose of establishing joint ownership of the vehicle is to avoid probate upon the death of the parent. Unfortunately, the Registry of Motor...
An article that ran in The Boston Globe on July 29, titled, “Many of the state’s elderly residents struggle to pay their bills,” talked about Judi, age 74, who lives in elder housing in Boston. Despite working all her life as a flight attendant and library worker, Judi struggles every month to...
Healthcare transportation is a critical need for elders living in our community. In a few hours a month, you could help as a Rides for Health volunteer. Volunteer Rides for Health drivers are critical to the health of elders who are home care clients of LifePath in Franklin County and the North...
Q: Are there tips to make a home safe for people with Alzheimer’s? A: Yes. If you’re providing in-home care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, the National Institute on Aging has created a 44-page booklet with a checklist to make each room in your home a safer environment.  Alzheimer’s...
Last August a Massachusetts federal district court judge sentenced a New York man to more than four years in prison and to repay more than $733,000.00 to his victims, one a Massachusetts man, in a foreign lottery scam. Foreign lottery scams are all too common. Some victims of these scams lose...
The Starrett building on Main Street in Athol looked a little different in 1953. At the time, Hames Photo Shop, Sears Roebuck, Little Fols Clothing Store and Hamilton Shoe Store were located in the bottom floor of the building. Also in the building were the offices of Dr. Muzzy, a dentist, and Howard A. Bemis, an optometrist.  Currently, Athol Credit Union makes up most of the first floor.  Courtesy of Richard Chaisson
1992 This week the Singing Men of Athol turn troubadour and take their melodies across Vermont and New Hampshire as they join in the 39th Yankee Male Chorus road trip. Youngsters participating in the Athol Recreational Program summer playground took a trip to Roll On America, a roller skating...
ORANGE — The Orange Council on Aging would like to remind the public that the office telephone number has changed. It is now 978-544-3481. The fax number is 978-544-1113. 
The Benefits Counseling Program at LifePath maintains a Home Repair Guide, featuring up-to-date information about resources that can help you save money on home expenses and improvements. Homeowners and renters alike can learn of the many ways to improve the condition of their homes, or modify...

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225 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Phone: (978) 249-3535

 

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