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District Office Hours
U.S. Representative Jim McGovern
Saturday, May 21, 2016
During office hours, constituents will have the opportunity to discuss issues one on one with Rep. McGovern. He will be holding office hours across the district and other direct constituent outreach efforts.
Grafton, Sutton, Northbridge, Upton
The Valley Café, 98 Church Street, Northbridge
11:30am - 12:30am
Blackstone, Millville, Uxbridge, Bellingham, Mendon
Uber Café, 32 Hastings Street, Mendon
1:30pm - 2:30pm

EN Jenckes Open Mic Night/ Coffee House Returns May 20th

The popular Free Open Mic Night/ Coffee house will once again!
EN Jenckes Store
283 Main Street, Douglas MA
Friday, May 20th
7pm to 10pm.
Proceeds from refreshment and dessert sales will go to benefit Douglas Farmers Market and Historical Society. This has been a great showcase for local talent; some have then been featured at Douglas Octoberfest Interested performers should contact Keith Menard at

Unbeatable Golf Rates at Blackstone National Golf Club!
You will find the lowest price to play Blackstone National Golf Club on their website. Internet tee times can be reserved ten days in advance.

Players can reserve regular tee times at

During the year players can find special rates at

Non-Profit Sunday Breakfast at Blackstone
Blackstone National Golf Club is pleased to announce our 2016 Sunday Breakfast with fundraising opportunities for local non-profits. Simply register your non-profit and receive 10% back when your supporters come for breakfast - all season!
Please contact Mary Jo Murray at or (508) 865-2111 x113 for more information or to register your non-profit. The program begins Sunday, May 15 and will run through October, 9th. Reservations recommended. Dining indoors or out.

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John Mellencamp is opening his Plain Spoken Tour at the Hanover Theatre on October 11th!
See 7 Great Broadway Shows for as low as $39 EACH.
Check out all the upcoming events at

NEW - Gold Coat St. Nick
A classic mould, this Saint Nicholas has been designed with a little shimmer in mind.
Today, we are pleased to introduce the Gold Coat St. Nick. This piece has its entire coat gold leafed and has intricate details painted within. He is holding a dark green bag with a teddy bear poking his head out and is holding a white bottle brush tree decorated with gold beads within his other hand.

State Agriculture Officials Remind Horse Owners to Vaccinate Against
Mosquito-Borne Diseases

"It is important to stay a step ahead of these diseases and administering vaccinations in a timely manner is the best way to protect our equine population," said DAR Commissioner John Lebeaux. "The timely use of these preventative measures are a benefit to both horses and horse owners and ensure a safe and healthy equine population across the Commonwealth."
If an animal is suspected of having WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by calling
617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health (DPH) by calling 617-983-6800.

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Apply now for the 2016 Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit!
Small businesses (200 or fewer employees) that establish a certified wellness program may be eligible to apply for a state tax credit of up to 25% of the cost of their wellness program (maximum credit is $10,000 per year).
Businesses must meet certain eligibility requirements and must apply by December 31, 2016 to be considered.

If you are a small business, take advantage of this cost saving opportunity! Learn more at

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Our Chamber members are hiring!


Sales Administrator/Customer Service

Job Posting

Whitin Community Center
PT Fitness Room Attendant

Package Steel Systems, Inc
Customer Service Representative
Act now! Camps are filling up fast.

New this year! BVCC Women's Golf Tournament
Blackstone National Golf Club
Monday, June 27th 2016
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Ladies, we have tailored this tournament to suit you!

Enjoy Wine Tasting, Farm to Tee Tasting, Dinner, Entertainment & More!

Not a golfer? Don't miss the fun! Take a lesson with a BNGC Pro during the tournament!
The cost is $125 per player whether you decide to play or take lessons. Save money when you sign up for a foursome!

Call us today for sponsorship opportunities or to get your foursome registered right away.

Dude! Where's my profit? Accounting Class
Finally! An Accounting Class that makes sense.
How important would it be to your business if you could build a solid understanding of your finances in a few hours, guaranteed? Dude! Where's My Profit? A workshop, where you can build a rock solid understanding of accounting - even though you may have tried to understand it in the past with little success.
Call us to find out more about Dude! Where's my profit? and to sign up! Classes will be held:
Tuesday, June 21st and 28th.
Call 508-234-9090 ext 107 or email

Mount Saint Charles Academy's Pops Concert Promises to be the Biggest Show in the School's History

There's still plenty of time to get your lawn off to a great start this year.
Because of the recent wet, cold weather this is the perfect time to apply Crabgrass Preventer Plus Green-Up Fertilizer. Follow through with the rest of an Annual Lawn Program, and you have the best start to a healthy, green, weed-free lawn. Our lawn experts can help you with every step along the way.

10th Annual Blackstone Valley Youth Fishing Derby

Join us Saturday, June 28th from 8:00am - noon at Hopedale Pond for a day of fun! Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Youth Fishing Derby Flyer

See sponsorship opportunities

Calling all Northbridge businesses, you are invited...

Please join us for a Business Breakfast as part of Northbridge's Economic Development Strategies & Opportunities Initiative

Meet with local officials, municipal staff, state agencies, & other business partners in this casual, informal setting.
Please RSVP by May 26th by sending an email to

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 (8AM-10:00AM)
Northbridge Memorial Town Hall -Great Hall
7 Main Street, Whitinsville, MA 01588

Mount Saint Charles Academy Prepares for Induction of Third Class to Athletic Hall of Fame

Mount Saint Charles Academy will be inducting its third class of inductees into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, May 20th. The event will take place at the Academy in the gymnasium. There will be a social for inductees and immediate family members beginning at 5:30pm and at 6:30pm, dinner will be served followed by the induction ceremony. NHL players Bryan Berard '94, Brian Boucher '95, and Jeff Jillson '98 are just three of the great Mount talents to be inducted this year.

The Stadium Theatre to host its 14th annual Auction for the Arts!

The Stadium Auction for the Arts began online on April 21st with hundreds of items! Many of these items will be sold online to the highest bidder before the Auction Gala on June 2nd. View the online auction bidding site at

Photo by: Jordan Harris
In Photo: (From left to right) The Stadium's Auction Team: Kathy Jasmin, Diane Landry, Cathy Levesque, Anne Choquette, Michelle Pezza and Beverly Russell, pose with instruments signed by musicians who have performed at the Stadium Theatre including: Charlie Daniels, Clint Black, Doug Gray and Lee Ann Womack!

Daniels Farmstead Plant Swap and Sale

Annual Spring 2016 Plant Swap and Sale happening May 22nd 11AM - 3PM

Many beautiful annuals - such as geraniums, petunias, impatients, hanging baskets, and more; plus a wonderful selection of perennials. Bring a plant and swap for something new for your garden.

The Grill at Farmstead offering:Hpt Dogs, burgers (beef & veggie) , chips & beverages. Open at 11:30am

Wildflower Walk through the woods and fields with Kathy Barton. Departs at 11am. Dress accordingly.

Join us!
286 Mendon Street, Blackstone, MA

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park launches 100 Days of Summer with free tours on Blackstone Valley Explorer May 28

Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park is celebrating the National Park Service Centennial with 100 Days of Summer here in the Blackstone River Valley. For 100 days, you will find park rangers out and about in the Blackstone River Valley, offering programs, or just meeting with the public. To kick off 100 Days of Summer, the park will offer free tours aboard the Blackstone Valley Explorer on Saturday, May 28. The tours will be offered at 11 AM, Noon, 1 PM, and 2 PM. Tickets are free, and will be available on a first come, first served basis at the dock at the Central Falls Landing, 45 Madeira Avenue, Central Falls, RI. Seating is limited to 40 passengers per trip. Please come join us to enjoy a guided tour of the Valley Falls Marsh, and learn a little bit about your new National Park.

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