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ATHOL — The Council on Aging will not hold a blood pressure screening on Wednesday, Nov. 25. 
Royalston Community School kindergarten teacher Jessica Willhite recently strayed from the plan book for a few minutes when she was informed of "an unhappy happening" during gym. A "family meeting" was held, with all encouraged to participate. Willhite took full advantage of an unexpected opportunity to discuss decision-making, expressing personal feelings, apologizing, forgiving and how to turn an unpleasant event into a positive learning experience. Photo by Mary C. Barclay
ROYALSTON — Much to their credit, Royalston Community School’s faculty understands and embraces the fact that teachers come in all ages, and when teachable moments present themselves, they must be worked into an already fully-planned day. Such was the case this past week when something unhappy...
PETERSHAM — Ben and Jerry’s board member, Terry Mollner, Ed.D., will present a talk on “Capitalism – Where is it Headed - Crisis, Crash or Catalyst for the Common Good?” on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 3 p.m. as part of the Village Lyceum at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian on the Town Common....
Pictured at the Art Center are volunteers Barbara Robichaud, left, and Sheila Youd, with the framed Barbara Ellis painting donated by the Day family for the benefit auction.  Photo by Nancy Allen
PETERSHAM — Petersham Art Center is celebrating the holidays with their Annual Members Show with 26 artists represented in the gallery through December. The Center also has a benefit auction underway with over 30 unique items available for bidders. Auction donations from Art Center supporters...
Ocean State Job Lot is beginning its annual “Three Square Meals” food fund drive. Customers at all Ocean State Job Lot stores, including the one in Athol, are invited to make a donation at the registers, a portion of which will be matched by Job Lot to help combat food insecurity in their...
ATHOL — The annual William J. O’Brien Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner will be held on Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Athol American Legion, at 325 Pequoig Ave. The meal is held to ensure no one is without a dinner or companionship on the holiday. Coffee will be served to those arriving early. Drop-ins...
ATHOL — The holiday season will kick-off on Friday, Nov. 27, as the members of the Athol Woman’s Club and the Athol Congregational Church join with community to sing at the lighting of the Memory Tree on the uptown common, with music beginning at 6 p.m. For over 20 years, the club has lit the...
NEW SALEM — The 1794 Meetinghouse will hold a wintertime beading party fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Central Congregational Church. The meetinghouse has received a donation of beads — semi-precious stones, glass beads, acrylic beads, metal beads — with the stipulation...
KEENE, N.H. — On Nov. 14, the Keene Police responded to a report of a theft of a donation jar at the Beaver Street Market. A physical description as well as video surveillance facilitated the identification of the subject responsible and an arrest warrant was issued by the 8th Circuit Keene Court...
 Helen Estabrooks, left, and Pam Gale, right, display some of the partridge berry bowls that will be sold at the Community Church of North Orange and Tully's Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will also be Christmas decorations, handmade items, raffles, cookies, candy, wreaths, and a food table. Santa will stop by from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for photos. Photo by Jessica Gale-Tanner
ORANGE — The Community Church of North Orange and Tully will hold its annual Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The main floor of the church is handicap accessible and will feature a cookie walk, homemade candy, a gift card raffle and a food table. Christmas wreaths will...

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