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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Jason Villatico Of J. Anthony’s Italian Grill

On this week’s episode of Get Your Local On, Tamara Beland sat down with Jason Villatico, better known as ‘J. Anthony’ from J. Anthony’s Italian Grill on the corners of Routes 12 and 20 on the Oxford/Auburn line. Jason has literally grown up in the restaurant business, helping out his dad Arnie as a youngster,…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Connor Brennan – Bartlett Class Of 2018

Connor Brennan, Webster resident and Bartlett High School class of 2018 graduate, is a very busy and smart young man. We first met him back in May when he moderated a debate between the Webster Board of Selectmen candidates.  Not only was he active in many groups in high school, including President of the local…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Lauri Joseph From Blessed Backpack Brigade

One of our favorite local organizations, The Blessed Backpack Brigade, was started in 2016 by Paul and Lauri Joseph after learning of the large population of homeless individuals in the Webster area.  On the second and fourth Wednesday of every month the brigade, made up of volunteers, hosts free fellowship meals at the American Legion in Webster…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Don Bourque From Choice1Temps & Choice1Graphics

Don Bourque is an interesting guy!  Not only is he currently serving on the Webster Board of Selectmen, he also owns and operates 2 local businesses.  Choice1Temps, a staffing agency with locations in Webster, Worcester, Millbury, Leominster, Fitchburg and Putnam, and also Choice1Graphics, a printing company specializing in signs, banners and promotional items, on Main Street…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Firefighter Angie Roy

Webster resident Angie Roy has been a firefighter in Worcester for 18 years.  Not only does she battle blazes in and around the city, she also visits schools and teaches children about fire safety.  She reflects on some of the things she loves about her job, and also some of the hard parts.  Ever think…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: State Representative Joe McKenna

Joe McKenna is currently serving his third term as State Representative for the 18th Worcester District, consisting of Webster, Sutton, Douglas and a portion of Oxford.  From 2011 to 2014, he served as Chief of Staff to State Representative Peter Durant who represents the towns of Charlton, Dudley, Southbridge and Spencer.  Listen below to hear how…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Dave Laabs from The Airbrush Shack

Dave Laabs, owner of The Airbrush Shack in Thompson, specializes in customized airbrushing, signs, banners, vehicle lettering, screen printing and more.  If you are looking for something creative and to stand out Dave is your guy.  He sat down with Tamara Beland to discuss how he started his own small business after the furniture factory…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Library Director Amanda Grenier

Everybody’s been wondering, when is Webster’s new library going to open?  Library Director Amanda Grenier gives us details on what is going on inside the new Gladys E. Kelly Library by bridging the past and the future with a larger, modern and more efficient building that will meet the ongoing needs of residents, while also…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Carole Marchand, Recreation Director

Carole Marchand, lifelong resident of Webster and owner of Marchand Insurance, was hired as the town’s Recreation Director last November.  Carole has been involved with various committees over the years and is always looking to add new and exciting local events for families to enjoy. Now that the weather is getting nicer, you can expect…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON – Heidi Hoover – The Hair Studio

Heidi Hoover, owner and hair stylist at The Hair Studio, located at 257 Main Street in Webster has been in business since 2007.  She has over 30 years of experience to styling, cutting and coloring hair and keeping up with the latest hairstyles.  Heidi has seen a lot of businesses come and go downtown.  She…

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