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GARDNER — Theatre at the Mount kicks off 2016 with John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret,” opening Feb. 26 at Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St.  “Cabaret” takes audiences deep into the seedy nightlife of the Kit Kat Klub on the eve of Hitler’s rise to...
ATHOL — Overeaters Anonymous, a 12-step program of recovery for compulsive eaters, meets every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Athol Hospital. Newcomers are always welcome.
Charles Heffernan is shown conducting Quabbin Valley Pro Musica in rehearsal. The chorus will perform George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah in concert with the Quabbin Valley Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in Central Congregational Church.Submitted photo
ORANGE — Quabbin Valley Pro Musica, resident chorus of 1794 Meetinghouse, Inc., will perform George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah in concert with the Quabbin Valley Chamber Orchestra at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, in the Central Congregational Church. Conductor Charles Heffernan will conduct...
Pollinator habitat landscape designer Tom Sullivan, above, creating habitat at the North Quabbin Community Garden, is the featured speaker at the Petersham Village Lyceum on Sunday, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m. The talk is free and open to the public. Submitted photo
PETERSHAM — As the percentage of lost honeybee hives rises to 42 percent (more than ever before), awareness of how to provide habitat for the more than 400 native bee species in New England is mounting.  On Sunday, Jan. 31, the Village Lyceum in Petersham hosts landscape designer and former bee...
Friday 10:53 a.m. - Welfare check, East Main Street.  11 a.m. - Officer told by man that his employee did not show up for work today and man is concerned, Church Street. Employee located inside location. Advised man of same.  11:45 a.m. - Summons served, Church Street.  11:45 a.m. -...
ORANGE — On Saturday at 8:34 a.m. police responded to a report of a single-car crash on New Athol Road.  Kevin Abbott, 48, of 16 Stockwell Rd., Athol, was driving west and became distracted causing him to hit a Verizon utility pole.  The Orange Fire Department ambulance responded and a single...
ORANGE — In the election roundup printed in the Saturday edition, Richard Kwiatkowski was incorrectly referred to as the former town coordinator. He is the former town administrator.
ORANGE — For those feeling a little blue from the winter weather, the Central Congregational Church will host a comfort food buffet dinner on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 5:30 p.m. The menu will include such comfort foods as chicken pot pie, meatloaf, chicken wings, beef stew, cheesy potatoes and more...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging will hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Gibson Drive. Screenings are free and open to the public.
Friday 8:17 a.m. - Passing motorist reports seeing man who was walking a dog punch the dog, Sanders Street. Officer and animal control officer advised. 8:48 a.m. - 911 caller requests ambulance, Unity Avenue. Assisted Athol Fire Department. Party transported. 9:12 a.m. - 911 caller reports...

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