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Three-year-old Zoey Macomber of Templeton gets ready to try her luck tossing a pint-sized bale of hay at the Harvest Festival held at the Red Apple Farm in Phillipston over the weekend. Entry fees of non-perishable goods or $2 per person went to the Gardner Community Action and Templeton Food Pantry. Photo by Mary J. Williams
PHILLIPSTON — Cold winds didn’t stop nearly 1,500 people on Saturday and 700 on Sunday from attending the Harvest Festival at the Red Apple Farm. Entrance fees were non-perishable goods or $2 per person. Saturday’s gate went to the Gardner Community Action. Sunday’s entry fees went to the...
GARDNER — Mount Wachusett Community College Director of Financial Aid Kelly Morrissey has been selected as one of two financial aid administrators to serve on the U.S. Department of Education’s Gainful Employment Negotiated Rulemaking Committee.  “I am so proud that Kelly has been selected for...
Warwick's annual holiday fair, sponsored by the Trinitarian Congregational Church/Metcalf Chapel of Warwick, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the town hall at 12 Athol Rd. Pictured are the theme baskets at the 2016 fair. Submitted photo
WARWICK — The town hall, at 12 Athol Rd., will be the venue for the annual holiday fair on Saturday, Nov. 25, sponsored by the Trinitarian Congregational Church/Metcalf Chapel of Warwick. The event will start at 8 a.m. with coffee and Liz Whipple’s homemade doughnuts, and run through 2 p.m. when...
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed “An Act providing for immediate capital improvement needs of the Commonwealth,” which increases bond authorization by $244 million to support initiatives across the Commonwealth, including $45 million for expanded access to broadband in western...
ATHOL — The Council on Aging and volunteers are preparing their list for the annual Christmas Day home-delivered dinners for the elderly and disabled in the North Quabbin area. The headline to a story on page 2 in Tuesday’s edition incorrectly indicated the meals were being prepared for...
ATHOL — Two motor vehicle accidents were reported to police on Tuesday. At 11:18 a.m., vehicles operated by Valerie G. Eaton, of Orange Road, New Salem; and Thomas J. Higgins, of Marble Street, were in an accident at Marble Street and Metropolitan Court. According to police, one vehicle backed...
ORANGE — With the approach of the holidays and the additional challenges and stresses that accompany them, people can often feel that they have lost themselves — overwhelmed with to-do lists, worry and even grief. Beginning Monday, Nov. 27, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a new meditation class is being...
Greater Quabbin Food Alliance members Sarah Mildren, left, team leader at Quabbin Harvest in Orange; and Rachel Gonzalez, owner of Rachel's Everlastings, are shown enjoying a local lunch after a day of networking and learning. The organization will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Orange Innovation Center. Submitted photo
ORANGE — The Greater Quabbin Food Alliance invites the public to gather, network, and participate in local food initiatives on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Orange Innovation Center (OIC), an organization providing affordable rent and business services to local artisans, green...
PETERSHAM — It’s that time of year when many area artists are busy preparing for the annual Petersham Holiday Art and Fine Craft Sale coming up on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the town hall in the center of town, 1 South Main St. Booths will fill the hall for this 15th annual show which runs from 9 a.m...
NORTH ORANGE — The Friends of the Orange Public Libraries invite the community to a presentation titled “In Lieu of A Normal Family Reunion” on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in Moore-Leland Library, 172 Athol Rd. As featured speaker in a “Live Local Legends” series, Orange writer and musician Ann...

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