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Mr. Handyman Central MetroWest – Contractor provides home improvement and remodeling services

December 27th, 2016

Michael Campbell of Mr. Handyman Central MetroWest
Photo/ Nancy Brumback

Business name:   Mr. Handyman Central MetroWest Address:  210 Kuniholm Drive, Holliston Owner: Michael Campbell Contact Information:  1-800-701-HNDY(4639) www.mrhandyman.com By Nancy Brumback, Contributing Writer  What services does Mr. Handyman provide? “We provide a wide variety of services including carpentry, painting, masonry, power washing, deck building and repair, windows, siding, interior and exterior remodeling plus odd jobs,” […]

Little Medical School teaches future doctors and vets

December 24th, 2016

Arumugham Raghunathan (far right) instructs (l to r) Rohan Savla, 7, Shiva Kolluri, 6, Tanay Gail, 7, Neha Nagireddy, 8, and Nandhini Arunachalam, 7, at Little Medical School. Photo/submitted

Shrewsbury – Budding medical interns are getting younger now that a fun and educational program has opened in the area. The first six-week course of Little Medical School for ages 5 to 12 was recently offered in Shrewsbury.

Representative Kane joins SELCO in receiving grant for Streetlight Conversion Program

December 23rd, 2016


Shrewsbury – State Representative Hannah E. Kane (R-Shrewsbury) joined the Baker-Polito Administration Dec. 13 in announcing $11.4 million in grant funding opportunities to help cities and towns across Massachusetts convert traditional streetlights to LED technology through the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) Rapid LED Streetlight Conversion Program. DOER has partnered with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council […]

Tatnuck Bookseller honored as number one local bookstore

December 23rd, 2016

Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café. Photo/submitted

Westborough – Tatnuck Bookseller Gift Gallery and Café was recently named as the number one local bookstore in two readers’ choice award polls. The bookstore received the recognition from media company Wicked Local as well as Baystate Parent magazine. As the largest independent bookstore in New England, the store has an extensive selection of books, […]

Watermark Antiques and Gold – ‘walk back in time’

December 23rd, 2016

Watermark Antiques and Gold. Photo/submitted

West Boylston – Watermark Antiques and Gold is a charming “walk back in time” antique store, specializing in fine estate jewelry and watches. It’s housed in a fully restored, Civil War-era schoolhouse. It was moved by horse and oxen, at the turn of the century, and now resides at 18 North Main St., West Boylston. […]

Stax Discount Books opens in Marlborough

December 22nd, 2016

Marlborough – Michael Joachim and Tracey McCrea have recently opened Stax Discount Books at 193A Boston Post Road in Marlborough. The store features hardcovers and paperbacks that are 20 percent off every day. Stax also has thousands of publisher closeouts, overstocks, and remainders with prices up to 80 percent off the list price. The selection […]

Worcester Art Museum’s winter session begins Jan. 23

December 22nd, 2016

Art work by Jeannie Katz. Photo/submitted

Region – The Worcester Art Museum (WAM) Studio Art Program is offering new classes as well as old favorites during its winter session, beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Students can learn how to market their art, go behind-the-scenes with WAM curators for exclusive access to works in the museum’s collection as well as work on independent […]

Pack 41 Cub Scouts celebrate successful toy drive

December 22nd, 2016


Marlborough – Members of the Pack 41 Cub Scouts capped off their holiday toy drive Dec. 13 with a brief celebration at the Richer School in Marlborough.  After the event, Cubmaster Howard Priest delivered the gifts to the Marlborough Veterans Outreach Center for them to distribute to their clients who are unable to buy gifts […]

Westborough spreads warmth and good cheer to kick off its 300th anniversary celebration

December 21st, 2016


Westborough – The Westborough 300th Committee has far exceeded its goal of collecting 300 pairs of mittens for local people in need. Children and adults of all ages recently came together to help their neighbors and to commemorate the town’s upcoming anniversary.

Avidia Bank named a 2017 Digital Edge 50 award winner

December 21st, 2016

Hudson – Avidia Bank announced that it will receive the Digital Edge award for how it promoted the launch of its Cardless Cash initiative using multiple social media platforms. Cardless Cash allows a mobile banking user to withdraw money from an ATM by using a smartphone. This reduces card fraud through skimming and minimizes time […]

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