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...
 The Pangeans will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. Submitted photo
NEW SALEM — The Pangeans will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. The seven-piece world music ensemble performs Latin jazz, samba, reggae, calypso, soca, funk, Afrobeat and other forms of African music.  The group...
A camp at 419 Petersham Rd., in the vicinity of Lake Ellis in Athol, is a total loss following a structure fire early Wednesday evening. One firefighter received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. No civilians were found at the scene at the time of the blaze.Athol Fire Department photo
ATHOL — A camp in the area of Lake Ellis is a total loss following a structure fire early Wednesday evening, said Fire Chief John Duguay this morning. At 6:20 p.m., the fire department received a 911 call from a party reporting a building fire at...
Amanda Ponusky of Orange is shown, left, on her wedding day seven years ago at 300 pounds, and recently (right) at 160 pounds. She will compete in the World Beauty Fashion & Fitness competition at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, June 25. Photos courtesy of Ponusky
ORANGE — Amanda Ponusky likes to set goals for herself — and better yet, likes to achieve those goals. Early this year, the dream of opening her own beauty salon became a reality. She and her husband of seven years, Tim, gutted the downstairs...
Peter Niemi has relocated a hive of feral bees inside a hollow log. Here he is in his front yard on Drury Avenue with the hollow log and other hives. 
A few weeks ago, Peter Niemi became aware of a hive of wild honeybees living in a hollow dead tree on a vacant lot on Colonial Drive. He learned about this unusual find from a friendly letter carrier who observed the hive and who knew Peter is a...
GVNA HealthCare's Healthy Families Team recently received the 2016 Children's Trust All-Star Award from the Children's Trust Fund. Pictured left-to-right, seated -- Elaine Fluet, Terry Stange, Danielle Rice, Leah Clements, Nicole Laviolette, Jillian Bastine, Krystal Sanderson. Standing -- Carley Levasseur, Shurrae Jeffreys, Joanne O'Connor, Karen Culkeen, Laura Beauregard, Adreanne Boggs, Julia Scott.  Submitted photo
GARDNER — GVNA HealthCare’s Healthy Families Team was recently honored at the Children’s Trust Fund Celebration Day with a statewide award. The team received the 2016 Children’s Trust All-Star Award, which is the highest honor a program can win...
 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.
 The Pangeans will perform at the 1794 Meetinghouse in New Salem on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. Submitted photo
A camp at 419 Petersham Rd., in the vicinity of Lake Ellis in Athol, is a total loss following a structure fire early Wednesday evening. One firefighter received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. No civilians were found at the scene at the time of the blaze.Athol Fire Department photo
Amanda Ponusky of Orange is shown, left, on her wedding day seven years ago at 300 pounds, and recently (right) at 160 pounds. She will compete in the World Beauty Fashion & Fitness competition at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday, June 25. Photos courtesy of Ponusky
Peter Niemi has relocated a hive of feral bees inside a hollow log. Here he is in his front yard on Drury Avenue with the hollow log and other hives. 
GVNA HealthCare's Healthy Families Team recently received the 2016 Children's Trust All-Star Award from the Children's Trust Fund. Pictured left-to-right, seated -- Elaine Fluet, Terry Stange, Danielle Rice, Leah Clements, Nicole Laviolette, Jillian Bastine, Krystal Sanderson. Standing -- Carley Levasseur, Shurrae Jeffreys, Joanne O'Connor, Karen Culkeen, Laura Beauregard, Adreanne Boggs, Julia Scott.  Submitted photo
 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 Athol Congregational Church, with Rev. Arthur S....
ATHOL — Town Manager Shaun Suhoski received generally high marks from the selectmen as a result of their recent annual evaluation of his job performance, which was discussed publicly at Tuesday’s board meeting. Suhoski was evaluated in eight categories, with the scoring ranging from 1 for...
ATHOL — In his weekly report to the selectboard Tuesday, Town Manager Shaun Suhoski said he recently met with potential investors and an agent for a national hotel chain interested in siting a hotel at the North Quabbin Business Park as part of a retail development being planned by Athol...
For the parents and grandparents of adolescents there is good news and bad news. The good news, unearthed in a survey conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is that today’s high school students are notably resistant to all sorts of hazardous and unwholesome activities...
DEAR ABBY: My 21-year-old son, “Evan,” recently moved out to be with his girlfriend. They live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics, including internet. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working. They use our internet, eat our food and drink our...

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