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ORANGE — With the arrival of the winter cold, people can find themselves stressed and overwhelmed. The focus of a new four-week course titled “Inner Peace Through Compassion” will be held to find ways for participants to ground themselves with love and compassion. The course will be offered at...
CHESSIE
ORANGE — After over a month of being missing, Chessie, a 1-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever from Eagleville Road has been found alive after being hit by a driver charged at the scene with driving under the influence in December, and running off into the woods.  Despite being injured and in a...
NEW SALEM — The New Salem Central Congregational Church, at 22 South Main St., will host a homemade pancake breakfast on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  In addition to pancakes, the menu includes juice, fresh fruit, coffee and tea, sausage and scrambled eggs. Donations...
NEW SALEM — Following is the February schedule of events at the New Salem Public Library, at 23 South Main St.: • Wednesday, Feb. 3 — Book discussion at 7 p.m., “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr. • Wednesday, Feb. 10 — 7:30 to 9 p.m., Reading Aloud for Grown-Ups; readers are...
Students from Red Raider Productions at Athol High School have been working all week to decorate the gym for tonight's basketball games, which will showcase the school's commitment to the Project Purple Initiative. The boys' and girls' varsity teams will host Mahar Regional at 6 and 7:30 p.m. respectively. Left to right, front row -- Sergio Morales, Allie Porter, Savannah Smart-Gray, Anthony Negron, Dylan Costa, Caley McLaughlin, Colby Mason. Back row -- Luke Soucie, Holly Brissette, Matth
ATHOL — This past weekend the front of the building at Athol High School was decorated in purple to represent the school’s commitment to the Project Purple Initiative. The national initiative aims to break the stigma of addiction, bring awareness to the dangers of substance abuse and shed light...
ATHOL — Mt. Grace AARP Chapter 3673 will meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m., at the senior center. Lt. Michael Buzzard of the Athol Salvation Army will make a presentation to the members. Following a business meeting, refreshments will be served.
ORANGE — The Mahar Regional School Committee will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 6:30 p.m., in the school library, with the following agenda: Public comment. Glimpse into the classroom — Social studies, history department. Student representative report. Report of the Mahar Teachers’ Association...
ATHOL — Veteran local tracker and naturalist Paul Wanta will lead a morning walk through the trails and woods around Skyfields, headquarters of the Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, at 1461 Old Keene Rd., looking for tracks and signs of New England wildlife on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to...
ORANGE — The Mahar Regional School Committee’s finance and facilities subcommittee will meet Monday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m., in the superintendent’s office, with the following agenda: Fiscal year 2017 budget. Transportation contract. Update on lighting project.
GARDNER — The Gardner Museum, at 28 Pearl St., will reopen on March 2 with a “Lego Lovers Exhibit,” which will run through the end of May. Submissions to the exhibit are open to all local children and adults, both members and non-members, who have a passion for Legos. In order to plan the...

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