Meeting Ted Kennedy – Twice

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📷 A framed photograph which hangs in Mike Trombley’s Veterans’ Agent office in Southbridge of the first time he met Ted Kennedy. In the tumultuous late 60s and the optimistic early 90s, Ted Kennedy’s visits to Southbridge led to unexpected interactions for Southbridge Veterans’ Agent Mike Trombley. By Sarah Champagne, Managing […]

Selected Quotes From Félix Gatineau About Life in Southbridge

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📷 A statue in memory of Félix Gatineau stands at South and Main Streets in Southbridge. Helen Boyle Valentino photograph. Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor In celebration of the release of Félix Gatineau’s History of the Franco Americans of Southbridge in English translation, here are some selected quotes from the book that […]

Félix Gatineau’s History of Southbridge Revealed After A Century

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📷 A birds-eye view of the audience for Dr. Elizabeth Blood’s presentation at Jacob Edwards Library. Blood recently translated Félix Gatineau’s account of French Canadian history in Southbridge. Photo by Helen Boyle Valentino. Gatineau’s account of French Canadian history in Southbridge contains valuable historic and genealogical information, alongside humorous accounts of […]

Félix Gatineau’s Work Translated to English for The First Time

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📷 Félix watches over Main Street Southbridge at the intersection of South and Main.  Photo by Helen Boyle Valentino “In general, the book is a treasure trove of detailed historical and cultural information.” By Sarah Champagne, Managing Editor SOUTHBRIDGE – If you grew up in Southbridge, you probably know about Félix. […]