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North Quabbin Notes, July 8
07-08-2024 3:18 PM

Early in-person voting in RoyalstonROYALSTON – Early in-person voting will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 9 a.m.-5p.m. and Wednesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the town clerk’s office, Whitney Hall, 5 School St. Saturday, Aug. 24, is the last...

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A Page From North Quabbin History: The Full Moon Coffeehouse
07-01-2024 2:28 PM

By Carla CharterThe Full Moon Coffeehouse, located in Wendell Town Hall, has been a staple in Wendell and the surrounding North Quabbin towns for 38 years, and along the way has become the longest-running coffeehouse in New England.“The coffeehouse is...


PHOTOS: Fun at Fourth Friday in Athol
06-30-2024 5:03 PM


Second in Athol’s Fourth Friday includes live music, several vendors
06-26-2024 3:54 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – This week brings with it the second in the Fourth Friday event series planned for this summer.With a tip of the hat to Alice Cooper, the theme chosen for this Friday’s event is “School’s Out for Summer.” Main Street will be blocked off from...


Green River Festival perseveres amid harsh weather
06-23-2024 3:12 PM

By ERIN-LEIGH HOFFMAN

The 38th annual Green River Festival persevered through two days of severe weather this weekend as rain and thunderstorms brought delays and schedule changes for performers and festival-goers.Friday’s programming began when the gates to the Franklin...


North Quabbin Notes, June 20
06-19-2024 3:44 PM

Athol Hospital receives IPRO Quality AwardATHOL – Athol Hospital has been named a recipient of a 2024 IPRO Quality Award presented in recognition of its significant achievements in improving healthcare quality. Athol Hospital is a participant in the...


More music, bigger stages: In new hands, Green River Festival returns next weekend with headliners CAKE, Fleet Foxes and Gregory Alan Isakov
06-16-2024 9:00 AM

By SHERYL HUNTER

We are days away from the Green River Festival, one of the most anticipated and most popular summer events in Franklin County. Now in its 38th year, the festival will run from June 21 to 23, Friday through Sunday, at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in...


Ten years of orchestral music celebrated
06-07-2024 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

WINCHENDON – Winchendon Winds, an orchestra consisting almost entirely of wind instruments, was founded in 2015 by Jon Nicholson, EdD, an accomplished music educator, conductor and music program developer with more than six decades of experience.A...


Black Diamond to hold 40th anniversary show in Winchendon
05-13-2024 10:45 AM

By Max Bowen

WINCHENDON – As they say, the show must go on.William Ladeau, drummer and promoter for the rock band Black Diamond, is hosting an eight-hour music festival this Saturday, May 18, at the Snowbound Club in Winchendon. Originally meant to be a 40th...


PHOTOS: Enchanted Orchard Renaissance Faire at Red Apple Farm
05-06-2024 2:49 PM


North Quabbin Notes, April 11
04-11-2024 11:21 AM

Knights of Columbus top free throw shootersATHOL – On April 6, Athol’s top free throw shooters returned from the Knights of Columbus State Free Throw Championship in Holliston with three trophies. All three boys won their age division at the council,...


Holiday music programs set for December
12-01-2023 12:06 PM

Area residents can enjoy free holiday music programs this month, performances sponsored by a trust established nearly 100 years ago.A public program of holiday music will be presented Saturday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Federated Church of...


Otter River Pub owner plans to reopen after fire
11-13-2023 5:00 PM

By MAX BOWEN

TEMPLETON — Following a devastating fire at the Otter River Pub & Red Onion Pool Hall, owner Matt Black has been hard at work to open the doors once again.In late September, a fire caused significant damage to the historical building’s second and...


Green River Festival sold to DSP Shows
10-13-2023 5:00 PM

By JULIAN MENDOZA

GREENFIELD — After 36 years of involvement with organizing the Green River Festival, Director Jim Olsen announced Thursday that he and Signature Sounds Presents will be passing the event onto new ownership.DSP Shows, which Olsen touted as a “leading...


North Quabbin Notes, Aug. 31
08-30-2023 5:01 PM

Orange Community Band’s final concert this FridayORANGE — The Community Band will hold its final summer concert on the Bandstand in Butterfield Park on Friday, Sept 1, at 7 p.m., as part of the PTO Back to School celebration. This is the same music...


Winchendon Music Festival brings classical, folk and bluegrass performances
08-13-2023 5:00 PM

By GREG VINE

WINCHENDON – Area music lovers can satisfy themselves on a variety of genres this month at the Winchendon Music Festival.The series kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. with lutenists Hideki Yamaya and William Simms, who will perform 16th-century...


Royalston Music Fest returns this weekend
07-10-2023 3:27 PM

By Greg Vine

ROYALSTON – A nearly two-decade tradition continues this weekend when the Royalston Music Fest takes place Sunday afternoon.A total of seven acts will entertain at the event, which begins at noon at Bullock Park. Music Fest organizer Jim Bennett said...


Boogie at Orange Town Hall
06-30-2023 6:00 PM


SoulFest organizers set sights on Greenfield for 2024
06-27-2023 2:35 PM

By MARY BYRNE

GREENFIELD — Organizers of SoulFest, the Christian music festival that had planned to come to Northfield this summer before shifting course amid pushback from residents, still have their sights set on Franklin County — this time, for 2024.SoulFest...


Fourth Friday returns to downtown Athol with “School’s Out for Summer”
06-23-2023 4:26 PM

By GREG VINE

ATHOL – As this afternoon comes to a close, the community’s downtown will be abuzz with activity for the Fourth Friday Festival.The festival, which kicked off in late May, will hold its next event this evening from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a number...


Orange Solstice Riverfest plans for annual event as forecast looks grim
06-21-2023 3:22 PM

By MAX BOWEN

ORANGE — Although thunderstorms are on the horizon, organizers of Saturday’s Orange Solstice Riverfest are hoping the weather will hold out so boats with unique, fantastical designs can take to the water.Now in its eighth year, the event features live...

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