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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Timmy Canty, Special Olympics Medalist

We’re keeping it all in the family on this edition of Get Your Local On! Timmy Canty is the youngest of 10 siblings (6 sisters and 3 brothers) and recently participated in the Special Olympics in Seattle.  He swims regularly at the YMCA in Worcester, is a member of the Seven Hills Barracuda Swim Team…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Rena & Tom Klebart from Gladys E. Kelly Library

As Summer rolls on, crews are still hard at work to open Webster’s new public library.  Rena and Tom Klebart stopped by to discuss all of the exciting changes coming to town when the Gladys E. Kelly Library opens on September 4th.  It is going to be more than just a building with books.  Look…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: Brian Kretchman of Kretschmann Brewing Company

On this week’s episode of Get Your Local On, Brian Kretchman stopped by to chat with Tamara Beland about Kretschmann Brewing Company in Webster. The brewery started out in 2012 on Thompson Road, and is now located at 9 Frederick Street behind the Webster Police station.  In 2014 a German themed taproom was added, followed…

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GET YOUR LOCAL ON: The Center Of Hope In Southbridge

The Center Of Hope has been located in Southbridge for 65 years, but you may not have heard of it until now.  It was started as a program for children with disabilities who were not able to attend public schools.  Now, they serve over 650 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts and Northeastern…

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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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