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In This Issue
Fun at Five
30th Annual Harvest Festival
Engineering Position
Cornerstone Donates to Pleasant St. Neighborhood Network Center
Second Chance's 20th Anniversary!
Harrington Receives 3 Best Of Nominations
Book Your Holiday Party at Heritage!
NBSB Announces Successful School Drive
Wanted: Loan Officers
Country Bank Recognized for Giving
The Best of Central MA
Beer for Breakfast
Dining Events at Salem Cross Inn
Apple Bazaar
Holland Community Center Events
2019 Employer Training
SCU Hosts Blood Drive
Cooking with Rico
Brush-it-Off at OSV
Stop Abuse Today Breakfast Meeting
Harrington's NEON Run
Southbridge AutumnFest
Cook's Apple Fest
Cruise For Critters Car Show
The Big M.O.E.
Concert for a Cause
Publick House Feast
Reverse Mortgages: Everything you need to know
Party! Norcom in the USA
First Call to Fall
The Sleepy Hollow Experience
Pet Adoption Day
United Way Campaign Kickoff
Village Toastmasters
24/7 Training
Save these Dates!
SCU Back to School Loans
Chamber of Commerce 
Board of Directors
Executive Committee
Jessica Bettencourt
Laurie Cashman 
1st Vice Chair
Bruce Watkins
Karl Storz Endovision

Board Members

Brad Arcoite
Table 3 Restaurant Group  
Michael Checkosky
Angela Chviek
Kimberly Cobb
Rich Eichacker

Michelle Fanion
ERA Key Realty
Steve Gardiner

Les Gardner
Les Gardner Photography

Leila Hurt
Lynn Mero
Rita Schiano 
Rich Suitum
Erica Travinski

Michael Wales
Michael L. Wales Painting Co. 
Jim Donahue
Honorary Board Member
Padgett D. Berthiaume

Chamber Staff

Alexandra McNitt
 Executive Director

Paulette Hughes
Finance & Administration

Jack Starkey
Communications Specialist 

Chamber Links

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Stur Townships - Everything but Ordinary  

Here comes fall and its accompanying delights. Today is Friday the 13th, what a perfect day to get your tickets to The Sleepy Hollow Experience at the Village, catch a Murder Mystery Dinner at Salem Cross Inn or start planning your creation for The Publick House's Scarecrow Contest. We look at these and many more fantastic seasonal diversions as well as important news items from our Members in this issue. Thank you for sending us your latest news releases for Crossroads. We look forward to seeing you at Rapscallion Brewery for Fun at Five on Tuesday the 17th!   
Have you posted your Fall events to our calendar?   
We want to share your news and events! Thank you for emailing us your press releases, links and photos for inclusion in Crossroads! Keep posting your events to our online events calendar! We love sharing them with our readers! 
Extra for Experts! Connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest for more from your Chamber!  
Fun at Five!
Tuesday, September 17  
Rapscallion beer  
Rapscallion Brewery & Tap Room 
195 Arnold Road 
Sturbridge, MA, 508-347-7500  
Join us for Networking at Rapscallion Brewery!
Voted Sturbridge's best neighborhood hangout, Rapscallion is warm and inviting with rustic farmhouse touches combined with the industrial backdrop of a craft brewing operation.  
Enjoy great beer, great company, tasty treats and  
the warm and friendly vibes at one of Massachusetts' oldest tap rooms at Fun at Five!  
Don't miss...  
Oktoberfest at Rapscallion! October 5-6.  
Celebrate the release of the annual O-Fest beer with a weekend-long party featuring live music, a festival menu from our on-site food truck, and a disc golf course at the ready. Dog and family friendly!  
Free admission.  
Register for Fun at Five by email or phone.
PLEASE NOTE NEW RATE FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS: Cost is $12 for Members who register, $15 at the door, or $20 for non-Members.
Thank you to our
 September Fun at Five Sponsor!
ERA Key Realty  
Serving Central MA and Middlesex Counties for 30 years, ERA Key Realty Services has been helping home sellers and home buyers make their housing dreams become a reality.
ERA Key Realty Services EARNS customers and clients for life by providing UNPARALLELED SERVICE with the highest level of INTEGRITY, EXPERTISE and PROFESSIONALISM. 
ERA Key Realty
Call Michelle: 508-335-8120  
or Terri: 508-615-5450
Visit online at:
30th Annual Harvest Festival 
October 19 & 20, 2019
The  30th Annual Harvest Festival on the Sturbridge Town Common and grounds of the Publick House Historic Inn is a family fun tradition. The event includes around 80 local crafters, artisans, live music, entertainment, specialty food vendors and farm fresh harvests.

The Publick House's Scarecrow Contest is a perennial favorite. Enter your scarecrow for a chance to win incredible cash prizes! Scarecrow setup takes place starting on September 27. Visit this link for the Contest Rules and more details. Cast a vote for your favorites! The winners will be announced on October 20 at The Publick House.


FREE Parking. FREE Admission. 
Festival hours are 10am to 5pm on Saturday and  
11am to 4pm on Sunday. RAIN OR SHINE.
HARVEST FESTIVAL is presented by the Chamber of Central Mass South & The Publick House Historic Inn.
HARVEST FESTIVAL is sponsored by  
Sturbridge Tourist Association
M2M logo  

Position: Engineer II,
Engineering Technologies
Location: Charlton, MA

Company Overview
KARL STORZ Endovision (KSE) develops, manufactures and services fiberoptic and digital video endoscopes.  KSE services all flexible endoscopes distributed in North America, as well as, many globally distributed endoscopes.  The facility also manufactures and services a variety of electro-mechanical devices - light sources, insufflators and other electronic accessories that provides high quality medical care.  To become part of this dynamic team, we invite you to learn more about our opportunities.
Role Overview
The purpose of this position is to perform various Engineering activities to support the manufacturing needs of the department/division.  This will be accomplished through continuous improvement activities, implementation and documentation of manufacturing processes, to devise engineering solutions to assembly problems, and to help introduce new products and processes. 
Cornerstone Bank Makes Donation to Pleasant Street  
Neighborhood Network Center
Cornerstone Donation
Pictured here, L to R: Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center Director Emily Linhares and Cornerstone Bank Chairman & CEO K. Michael Robbins.

Cornerstone Bank recently donated $1,000 to the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, an organization whose mission is to create a safe, attractive, and livable community of people with varied means and backgrounds. They aim to create partnerships between residents, neighborhood organizations, businesses, churches, schools, colleges, financial institutions, human service organizations, and the government to achieve their vision and address issues of common concern throughout the community.

This donation will go directly toward a series of five workforce development and education workshops put together in partnership with Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester Community Action Council, and Workforce Central. Throughout these workshops, unemployed and underemployed residents will learn how to write a resume, how to conduct a job search, and how to ace an interview. Participants will also learn about other training programs that can prepare them for a career that will pay a living wage and offer benefits. Food, child supervision, and translation services will be provided during the workshop.

"Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center is a driving force in connecting people throughout the community," stated Cornerstone Bank Chairman & CEO K. Michael Robbins. "We are honored to be able to support the workforce development and education workshops for the unemployed and underemployed residents of Worcester."

For more information about Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, please visit or call 774-823-3311.
Second Chance Animal Services is commemorating their 20th Anniversary of helping pets in need on Saturday, October 5th at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center. Starting at 4 pm, there will be several activities, including casino games, live music, and raffle/auctions. Enjoy appetizers, salad and pasta stations, baked potato and cheesecake bars, make your own s'mores to enjoy by a fire, and signature drinks brought to you by Tito's Handmade Vodka. Tickets are $60, and you can purchase them online at

We are also welcoming many sponsors or auction/raffle donations to
help us celebrate this milestone!

View and download this document for info on Sponsorship, Item Donation and Event tickets.
Harrington Receives Nominations in Three Best of Central Mass Categories
Harrington Doctors
 (Top Row l-r) Dr. Christine Carey, Dr. Martin Devine. (Bottom l-r) Dr. Talal Bou-Harb and Dr. Paul Harrington
Harrington HealthCare System has received nominations in this year's Best of Central Massachusetts contest.
A link to vote can be found at

The annual contest is sponsored by Gatehouse Media/Worcester Telegram and Gazette and features numerous nominations across eight different categories, including health, food/beverage, shopping, lifestyle and hospitality.

This year, Harrington has received nods in three different categories, all under the Local Health and Well-Being subhead: 
  • The community can vote for Harrington in the Hospital category; 
  • Four of the six providers listed under Physician also belong to Harrington's medical staff:   Dr. Christine Carey, Dr. Martin Devine, Dr. Talal Bou-Harb and Dr. Paul Harrington; 
  • Finally, Harrington's Marilyn Reynolds has received a nomination in the Audiologist category.
Voting takes place online through September 30. Guests register with basic information to cast their votes in as many categories as they wish.

Last year, Harrington received three nominations: one in hospital, and two in physician. At the awards ceremony, Harrington's Dr. Christine Carey won Best Physician award, securing the most votes of the top three finalists.
Heritage Party

Multiple menu options available upon request.


min 20 - max 150 people
North Brookfield Savings Bank Announces Success of School Supply Drive
North Brookfield Savings Bank extends thanks to the many generous, local community members for their contributions to help local school children in need.
NBSB school drive
North Brookfield Savings Bank is proud to support our local East Brookfield and Brookfield Elementary Schools through the Back to School Supply Drive. Shown are North Brookfield Savings Bank Branch Operations Manager Cheryl Orne and East Brookfield Assistant Branch Manager Renee Jurczyk proudly displaying some of the school supplies donated by generous community members, customers and NBSB employees.

North Brookfield Savings Bank is committed to excellence and the support of their local communities, which is exactly why the Bank hosts the annual Back to School Supply Drive fundraiser in order to help children from their local communities to excel in school. With the fundraiser coming to a close, and the children returning to their school classrooms, North Brookfield Savings Bank is pleased to announce the fundraiser was a resounding success! In fact, because of the Bank's contribution and the overwhelming support of local neighbors and community members, many of the children had a special backpack full of supplies to help start their school year of right.

"We frequently hear that our customers love this fundraiser and we love it too! Back to School season is such an exciting time of year and we are so happy to work with our community members to support our local children," said Andrea Healy, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "I think we all agree that each and every child, regardless of income or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to be as prepared as possible to receive their education and start the school year feeling positive. It is so wonderful to be involved and help make that possible."

Throughout August, North Brookfield Savings Bank employees, customers and community members showed their kindness and generosity by making thousands of donations. Many supporters visited the branches donating multiple backpacks and overflowing shopping bags of supplies, including pencils, notebooks, erasers, pencil cases, folders and lunch boxes. When the fundraiser came to a close over 6,000 school supply items were collected to be distributed to the children of local schools.

School supply donations were delivered directly to local elementary schools where the welcoming staff divided up the collected supply items and prepared them for children who would benefit from them in the coming first days of school.

"The School Supply Drive fundraiser is one that both the givers and the receivers experience joy from," said Caitlin O'Connor, Assistant Vice President/Marketing Manager. "We are overwhelmed and grateful for the continued generosity shown by the members of our communities. It is clear that we all want the children to have a positive and successful school year. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who showed their support."

To learn more about North Brookfield Savings Bank's community giving efforts and all of the convenient banking products and services offered, visit
Norcom Mortgage is on the hunt for licensed and experienced Loan Officers.

Do you have 2+ years of MORTGAGE EXPERIENCE?

Do you have a solid knowledge of FHA, CONVENTIONAL & VA LOANS?



Please share this information with your friends and colleagues
who may have an interest!
Thank you!

This is not an offer to make a loan or to make a loan or any particular terms. All loan applicants must qualify under underwriting requirements and satisfy all contingencies of loan approval. Rates and terms subject to change without notice. NMLS ID #71655 (
Country Bank Recognized by The Boston Business Journal
for their Charitable Giving

Each year, the Boston Business Journal celebrates Massachusetts corporations and non-profits for their contributions in giving back to the communities in Massachusetts. During this year's celebration held at Capo Restaurant on September 5th, Country Bank was recognized as one of the Top Charitable Contributors in 2019 and received a Corporate Citizenship Award.  A total of 105 companies were recognized during the evening; Country Bank ranked 62nd with total donations of $1,000,000 to various non-profits within the region.   

Country Bank employs 235 staff members within Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties. 
In 2018, staff members actively promoted the Bank's mission of giving back to the communities they serve by volunteering more than 1,100 hours in community service.  

About Country Bank
Country Bank is a full-service mutual community bank serving central and western Massachusetts with 14 offices in Ware, Palmer, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Belchertown, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Leicester, Paxton, Charlton and Worcester. Country Bank is a member of FDIC, DIF and the SUM network. Country Bank can be reached at 800-322-8233 or online at
Vote for your Favorites! The Best of the Best. 
It's great to see so many of our Members nominated for the 2019 Telegram & Gazette Best of the Best of Central Mass Awards. You can click on the 'Best of' graphic to visit the polling place. Register and vote for your faves and get a chance to win $250. Voting closes at midnight on 9/30.
Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you for voting!
  Best of CM
CAST A VOTE FOR: B.T.'s Smokehouse, Sturbridge Coffee House, Sturbridge Coffee Roasters, Baba Sushi, 308 Lakeside, Brookfield Orchards, Sturbridge Seafood, Stageloft Repertory Theater, Old Sturbridge Village, Harrington HealthCare System, The Overlook, Christopher Heights, Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Festival of Giving Trees - Southbridge, Halloween Barktacular - Second Chance Animal Services, The Barn at Wight Farm, Zukas Hilltop Barn, Old Sturbridge Village Academy, Second Chance Animal Shelter, Cornerstone Bank, Webster First Federal Credit Union, Garon Electric, Klem's, Michael's, Tasse's, Staples, ERA Key Realty Services, Keller Williams, RE/MAX, Cormier Jewelers, Ted's Package Store, Yankee Spirits and Lamoureux Ford.  
"A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer's wave goodbye." 
Beer for Breakfast  
Stageloft Presents
A Comedy by Sean Grennan 
September 6 - 22 
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
A group of middle-aged buddies reunite for a "guys' weekend" in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, drink beer, and relive the good old days. Despite divorce, unemployment, and a stroke, spirits are high until Jessie, the wife of absent friend Adrian, shows up in his place. An epic battle of wits and stamina ensues: will the men win their right to an all-out guy fest, or will woman be crowned the stronger sex after all?
Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
Visit online or call for tickets.
Stageloft Theater         450A Main Street, Fiskdale         508-347-9005
Salem Cross Inn logo
260 West Main Street, Route 9, West Brookfield, MA
Rich with history, the Salem Cross Inn is a restored 18th century farmhouse  
nestled on 600 acres of New England countryside.  
A Wedding Wire Couples' Choice Award
and The Knot Best of Weddings Award recipient for 2019.
  Murder Mystery
TONIGHT! September 13, 2019 
Salem Cross Inn and Cornely Productions present a Murder Mystery Dinner: 
Our interactive dinner theater, The Fashionable Murders. 
Guests may dress as casual, crazy, and comfortable as they choose, Most important, bring your thinking caps in case you are asked to solve a murder! 
The Murder Mystery Dinner is an advanced ticket purchase dining event.
Our next Murder Mystery Dinner is scheduled for September 13!

Make your reservations online, or call us today at 508-867-2345.
Visit our Facebook page
for updates (including weather), event photos and future menu postings!
Open Full Schedule:
Tuesday to Friday (Lunch & Dinner) - 11:30am to 9:00pm 
Saturday (Dinner) - 5:00pm to 9:00pm 
Sunday (Dinner) - 12 Noon to 8:00pm  
Hexmark Tavern: 
Tuesday to Friday (Dinner) - 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
SEPTEMBER 14 and 15, 2019 from 9AM to 5PM
St. Anne & St. Patrick Parish Center 
16 Church St.  Fiskdale, MA
Theme Basket Raffles, Big Money Raffle, Lottery Tree Raffle, Baked Goods, Food Court,  
Assorted kids games, Face-painting and much more!
Bring the family... bring your friends!  
Holland Community Center Events
  Health Fair
September 17, 10am-2pm  
Please stop in and check out our various vendors. There will be various departments from Harrington HealthCare here, Pioneer Planning Commission, Medicare, Red Cross, Stop Abuse Today, Hometown Bank, Last Green Valley, PACE. There will be blood pressure screenings, Hands-only CPR and so much more.
Movie Day at the Center, September 25, 1-3pm: The movie today is Rocket Man. An epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years. Movie is Free and begins at 1pm after Lunch. If you would like to join us for lunch that day, the meal will be Brauts, Rice with Peppers and Onion. Cost of lunch is $3.00 and if you would like a take out, the cost is $5.00. 
40 Brimfield Rd, Holland, 413-245-3163

2019 Employer Training
Bridging the Gap
Massachusetts Rehab Commission
SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA


Join us to experience National, Regional, and Local evidence-based strategies
to mitigate the employment skills gap.

For Event details and Registration visit

Featured Speaker: Kathy West Evans MPA, CRC
Featured Employers: Bank of America, Raytheon, J.Lodge


Empowering Employers to hire, promote, and retain qualified individuals with disabilities.
Blood Drive
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Interested in donating blood?
To schedule your appointment, sign up online at, enter 01566
for the zip code and find our blood drive listed as Southbridge Credit Union.

Cooking with Rico: Northern Italian Cuisine
Avellino, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

Compared to the USA, Italy is a small country, but stretches across an immense region, with the northern region sharing borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. Italy's regional cuisines express influences from both the geography and the country's neighbors, while maintaining a distinct regional flavor. As a result, there is no singular "Italian cuisine." Like other cuisines of the Alps, Northern Italian cuisine showcases richer fats from dairy, such as cream and butter, as opposed to the South where olive oil is more commonly used than butter. Herbs such as rosemary and sage are commonly used, perhaps an influence from northern neighbors. In addition to the ubiquitous pasta, Northern Italian cuisine uses staples such as rice and corn, featured in risotto and polenta. Situated across mountainous, woodsy terrain and fresh water, Northern Italian cuisine features a wide range of protein such as beef, veal, pork, rabbit, quail, and fish.

Join us and experience how Chef Rico has been influenced by the cuisine of the northern Italian region and enjoy some of his favorite recipes and hopefully, bring an idea or two home. This event is $55 per person with wine pairings, or $42 without. Tax and gratuity are not included. Make your reservations now by calling Avellino at 508-347-2321.
Brush-it-Off at Old Sturbridge Village
Thursday, September 19 at 5:00pm
Freeman Farm painting
We will be painting this scene from the Freeman Farm at Old Sturbridge Village.

Old Sturbridge Village and Brush it Off Paint and Sip Bar are teaming up on Thursday, September 19 for a fun and creative evening, complete with a buffet dinner, cash bar, an after-hours walk to the Freeman Farm, and, of course, painting!

Pre-registration is required and must be received by September 13 (TODAY!) - you can purchase tickets here.

Cost: $50 for OSV members, $52 for non-members; Price includes the buffet, all painting supplies, tax, and gratuity

A cash bar will be available throughout the evening.

Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting paint on as well as comfortable walking shoes.

Visit the link for more details and the buffet menu.
September 20
The breakfast meeting will begin at 9 AM on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Holland Community Center - 40 Brimfield Rd, Holland, MA and will include presentations on: 
  • Massachusetts Bullying Laws
  • Massachusetts Domestic Violence Laws
  • Restraining Orders
Stop Abuse Today, Inc. is a 501 c 3 nonprofit whose purpose is to support abuse victims and their families. Our primary objective is to provide education, awareness, outreach and support concerning: Domestic Abuse, Elder Abuse, Bullying Among our Youth.    
We would like to cordially invite you to come see what our group is all about and to share your input on how we can all work together to prevent abuse and bullying.
Please RSVP via email at or via phone 413-752-7168    
Harrington 2019
Fun Run/Walk For Behavioral Health
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:30am
Wear your brightest, craziest NEON colors for a 1.5 mile single loop or 5K double loop starting and ending on the Southbridge Common at Southbridge AutumnFest 2019!
Adults: $30
Students/Seniors: $15
Children under 10: Free
(Early Birds save $5 - just register before 9/1/19)
  • Best NEON Spirit Outfit - Individual
  • Best NEON Spirit - Team
  • Largest Participating Team
For more details and to register visit the link on Eventbrite.
Southbridge Business Partnership presents:
AutumnFest 2019 
September 21 on the Southbridge Town Common 
Rain or Shine
Harrington Hospital Neon Fun Run/Walk - 9:30AM start

10AM-10:30AM: Opening Ceremony

10AM - 5PM: Entertainment by DJ Phou

10AM-5PM: Classic Car Show
(across the street on the lawn at Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center)

10AM - 5PM: Beer & Wine Tent featuring Rapscallion Brewery and Hardwick Winery

10AM - 5PM: Food Vendors including:
Sturbridge Coffee Roasters
Gateway Players Theatre, Southbridge, MA Cotton Candy
Elm Street Congregational Church, Southbridge, MA
St. John Paul II Parish
The Metro Bistrot
and more....

10AM - 5PM: Local Crafters, Farmers Market, kids games and rides, teen games,

10:45AM-11:30AM: Maggie the Clown Presentation

11:30AM - 1:00PM: Local Talent and Dance Schools

1PM-2PM: Kristian Santos Dance Group: TUMBAO salsa dancing

2PM-5PM: Live Music by @She's Busy and BLBrumby

3:15PM: Harrington Hospital Auxiliary Duck Pluck

TWILIGHT CONCERT on the lawn of Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
5:15PM-7:15PM: Sweet Harmony

Apple Fest
Cook's Orchard, Brimfield
September 21 & 22

Fall is the time of year when the fun really starts at Cook's Farm Orchard. Pick-your-own apples and enjoy the crisp air, sun-warmed fruit, and the sights & scents of autumn in the orchard.

Cider, Apple Pies
Fire Engines, Maze
Family Fun, Wagon Rides
Baked Goods, Face Painting, Live Music!

Don't forget to stop by the Bakery for Apple Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Brownies, Jams and Jellies, Fruit Preserves and Mini Pies! Whether you're ordering pies, or just stopping in for a quick snack, the staff is always friendly and ready to serve. Call for hours and more info.
(413) 245-3241
Cruise for Critters 
7th Annual Cruise For Critters Car Show
September 21, 2019  10:00am to 3:00pm
Westview Farms Creamery, 109 East Hill Road, Monson, MA 
The 7th Annual Cruise for Critters Car Show is an event to benefit animals in need at Second Chance Animal Services hosted by Al Widlan's Service Connection. It will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Westview Farms Creamery. There will be plenty of food and several fun activities for families to enjoy, including raffles, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, and a vendor fair. Entering a car into the show costs $20, and all spectators can enter for free. Bring the pups! All dogs must be leashed.  
2019 Massachusetts Outdoor Exposition
Sunday, September 22, 2019, 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Massachusetts Outdoor Expo, also known as The Big MOE is a free, family-friendly event designed to introduce young and old to wildlife and the outdoors. Attracting several thousand attendees annually, the Big MOE features a variety of skills stations, craft tables, and other exhibits relating to wildlife and the outdoors. This is your opportunity to try new outdoor skills and activities such as fishing, archery, kayaking, shooting, building a bird box, geocaching, mountain biking, nature arts and crafts. Visit a New England Pioneer encampment, take a peek at live birds of prey and native reptiles, be part of a treestand safety demonstration and get up close and personal at the 4-H petting zoo. Local sportsmen's clubs, outdoor businesses, conservation organizations and state agencies sponsor most of the activity stations.

Visit the website for info on parking, events, contact info, and more.


Please visit the website for the Liability Release Form.
For ease of entry, we recommend printing beforehand and bringing one per person with you. 
Save time, avoid lines; download the form from our website and bring signed copies for your entire party.
Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
Sunday, September 22 from 11am to 7pm
Diane's Villa Nova, 5 Brimfield Road, Holland 
COLD TRAIN will rock the block at the outdoor Concert for a Cause!
Gates open at 11, music starts at 12 with Ron Jones. Cold Train at 2-6pm. 
Advance tickets are $15 and are available at Diane's Villa Nova or call Janet at (508) 450-7001 or click on the Eventbrite link: Tickets at the door will be $20.  
Bring your cash for food, soft drinks, beer and wine (proper ID required). Bring your chair and dress for the weather. This is a rain or shine event! Please leave your pets and coolers at home.  
The Publick House  
Publick House Cooks for Community Organizations 
Help us give back to the community by joining us for our monthly feasts to raise money for local organizations. Sponsored organizations will split a minimum of $4.00 from every dinner served!

September 23  
Auburn Youth & Family Services 
Hitchcock Academy
Adults $14 / Children $5
(4-12 yrs.) 
Held in Paige Hall or under the Tent!

Two Seating Times 
SEATING ONE: 4:30pm-6:15pm
SEATING TWO: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Casual Dining * Open Seating * No Reservations    
All Feasts include... 
Tossed Salad with Maple Vinaigrette, Dinner Rolls, Dessert, Coffee & Soft Drinks     
Thank you for your support! 
Reverse Mortgages: Everything you need to know
September 25th, 2019 | 8:30am 
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 
Lower Level Conference Room: Gateway 3 
21 New Boston Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Join us for this FREE seminar to learn about Reverse Mortgage Lending hosted by Kristen Walther of Norcom Mortgage. John Luddy, SVP Reverse Lending, will be our guest speaker for this event.
What is a Reverse Mortgage? 
Who Qualifies? 
The Process 
Common Misconceptions 
And Much More
*Pastries baked by Whoopie-doo and Cupcakes, too! 
- Courtesy of Kristen Walther

RSVP by September 23rd, 2019 to Donna Forte
RSVP Today to Reserve Your Spot
Kristen Walther | Branch Manager 
The Mama K Team | NMLS ID # 19396
John Luddy | SVP Of Reverse Mortgage Lending 
NMLS ID # 74875
Make Your Home Happen With "The Mama K Team" 
Sturbridge, MA, Residential Mortgage Specialists 
Celebration Party
Norcom Party
Thursday, September 26, 4:00-7:00pm
135 Main Street (rear parking lot), Sturbridge, MA
You are invited you to join us in a Celebration. We want to express our Gratitude and Appreciation to our Referral Partners, Clients, Friends, Family and Employees for their constant and continuous support. YOU are the Core of our Business and Growth!
Featuring a selection of Seasonal Draft Brews and Southern Style BBQ from Local Businesses, Treehouse Brewing Company and BT's Smokehouse.
  Sturbridge, MA
  Residential Mortgage Specialists
Make Your Home Happen With "The Mama K Team" 
First Call to Fall
September 26, 6:00-8:00pm
The Charlton Beagle Club, 103 Bond Road, Charlton 
Bushel The Dudley Charlton Education Foundation is partnering with Tina from Bemis Farms Nursery again! This time making a fall planter. Come create an eye catching fall display in a bushel basket for your home or business.
Bemis Farms Nursery will provide materials and instruction. Pot will be similar to picture - colors and selections may vary. The arrangement is a combination of live and cut plants.
Price is $35 each plus processing fee. Cash Bar will be available.
Net proceeds benefit DCEF to further its mission
Register here:
Tables will be set for 6 participants at each.
Sleepy Hollow
The Sleepy Hollow Experience 
September 27 to November 3 
Old Sturbridge Village 
Old Sturbridge Village once again joins with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to the Village. Recognized as one of the country's top five Halloween plays by American Theatre Magazine, The Sleepy Hollow Experience is an immersive, outdoor, musical theater experience that reimagines Washington Irving's iconic 1820's tale.

At The Sleepy Hollow Experience, guests will be ghoulishly guided through the Village's countryside where they will encounter Ichabod Crane, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones and quite possibly the Headless Horseman. Please note that each outdoor performance is approximately 1.5 hours long, and requires standing and walking. Performances are rain or shine. If you choose not to come to the show and the performance goes on, there are absolutely no refunds. If a rainout occurs, the show will be rescheduled.
Please visit the Event page for information, show times, tickets and more! 
September 3 - November 30:
Open Wednesday - Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pet Adoption Day 
Saturday, September 28th | 9AM - 1PM 
  Southbridge Credit Union, Hobbs Brook Branch
120 Charlton Road, Sturbridge 
Southbridge Credit Union has partnered up with Second Chance Animal Shelter for another Pet Adoption Day. Stop by and make your home a forever home for one of these lovable companions!
We will also be collecting supplies. Help us collect:
Bleach, Puppy & Kitten Chow, Sharpies, Copy Paper, Clean Towels (New or Used), Laundry Detergent, Poop Bags, Ziplock Bags, Paper Towels, Staples Gift Cards, Hydrogen Peroxide,  
Trash Bags, Toilet Paper, Rubbing Alcohol (at least 70%)
"Art Show of Agencies"  
Cocktail Reception  
Thursday, October 3, 2019  
Cohasse Country Club  
393 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA  
$25 per person. Cash Bar
Enjoy the evening with our member agencies. Learn about the programs we support and get excited for this year's annual campaign.
Village Toastmasters Weekly Meetings
Thursday Evenings, 7:00-8:15pm
46 Hall Road, Sturbridge
Village Toastmasters
Village Toastmasters is a local group focused on helping its members improve their public speaking and leadership skill while building confidence in their abilities.  
The club has recently moved its meeting location.

As of Thursday, April 27, 2017, Village Toastmasters will meet every Thursday from 7:00-8:15 pm at the offices of the Chamber of Central Mass South, located at 46 Hall Road, Sturbridge.
Thank you to the Chamber of Central Mass South for serving as the new meeting location!
We are grateful to our community partners!

Guests are always welcome!!  
Please arrive 15 minutes early (6:45pm) as meetings start promptly.  
Coggno Training
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Save these Dates!
September 14-15: Apple Bazaar at St. Anne/St. Patrick Parish 
September 17: Fun at Five at Rapscallion Brewery
September 19: Brush-it-Off at Old Sturbridge Village 
September 21: Harrington NEON Run & Southbridge AutumnFest 
September 21-22: AppleFest at Cook's Farm Orchard 
September 21: Cruise for Critters Car Show 
September 22: Massachusetts Outdoor Exposition
September 22: Stop Abuse Today Concert for a Cause  
September 27: The Sleepy Hollow Experience Opens at OSV
October 19-20: Harvest Festival on Sturbridge Town Common 

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