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PHILLIPSTON — The Red Apple Farm, at 455 Highland Ave., will hold a Thanksgiving Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. This authentic, New England harvest celebration will include a smokin’ barbecue pit, music and food hall, beer and wine...
PETERSHAM — The 15th annual Petersham Holiday Art and Fine Craft Sale will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the town hall on the common. Admission is free. There will be fine, handcrafted gifts and decor; live music; and free portraits with Santa courtesy of the Petersham...
ORANGE — An unattended death was discovered by police on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m., on Gidney Road, following a request for a well-being check. The Orange Fire Department helped gain access to the home. The State Police and Medical Examiner’s Office were both notified of the death. 
LEOMINSTER — The Montachusett Metropolitan Planning Organization will meet Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m., at 464 Abbot Ave., with the following agenda: Public comments. Approval of Oct. 18 minutes. Montachusett federal fiscal year 2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) — Review/...
ATHOL — The Athol Women’s Club and the Athol Congregational Church will present a Carols and Cocoa event on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the uptown common. All are welcome to attend and celebrate the season in song.
ATHOL — Police responded to a two-car accident on Main Street at 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday. Vehicles operated by Marcy A. Schulz, of Charlton; and Atrayl Adams, of Leominster, were involved. One vehicle rear-ended the other. No injuries resulted. 
Robert Barboza picks up his candy prize for his close guess in the Athol Public Library's recent "Guess the Number of Candy Pieces in the Pumpkin" contest. The overall contest winner was Amanda Oliveira. Submitted photo
ATHOL — An incredibly talented or lucky guesser/estimator, Amanda Oliveira, won the “Guess the Number of Candy Pieces in the Pumpkin” contest held recently at the Athol Public Library. Oliveira’s guess of 464 was just two less than the actual number of 466, winning her a bag of candy corn...
Seniors in Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School's early childhood education program recently hosted the third annual mock baby shower to benefit area foster children in the care of the state Department of Children and Families. Front row, left to right -- Emily Baia of Fitchburg, Alyssa Khan and Julia Cormier, both of Ashburnham, Victoria Martin, Natalia Badenhausen and Kayla Lopez, all of Fitchburg. Back -- LloyTessa Wright of Westminster, Maddisen Scott of Fitchburg, Barbara Drowne, of Athol,
FITCHBURG — Seniors in the Early Childhood section of Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s SkillsUSA chapter recently hosted the third annual mock baby shower to benefit area foster children in the care of the state’s Department of Children and Families (DCF). Students in the trade...
Shown is a view of the south-facing classrooms, part of the ongoing construction of the new Village School building at Camp Caravan in Royalston. See it at the new building open house on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. School photo
ROYALSTON — The community is invited to see the progress of the new Village School building on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Camp Caravan site, 253 South Royalston Rd. Framing is almost complete, the new roof is on, and doors and windows are being installed. Open house attendees...
GARDNER — Theatre at the Mount will hold auditions in December for its 2017 production of “Big River — The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” Auditions will take place in room 182 at Mount Wachusett Community College on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Callbacks, if needed...

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