Faith in Action: St. Luke’s serves the community of homeless

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Southern Worcester County’s only shelter challenged by growing need By Laurie Schlatter Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE — Dr. John Howland, the soft-spoken executive director of St. Luke’s Guesthouse, sounds a bit surprised to take stock of the homeless shelter a year after officially reorganizing as a nonprofit charity. “We’re actually doing better than I thought […]

Communities to come together after Florida tragedy

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Prayer vigils slated for 7 p.m. in Southbridge, Sturbridge By Shaun Moriarty Citizen Chronicle Writer shaun@thecitizenchronicle.com Editor’s Note: After publication of the article below, organizers of the “Prayers for Peace” vigil in Sturbridge has been postponed due to weather. The “A Prayer Vigil to End All Violence” in Southbridge is still scheduled to take place. […]

High school jazz band performs at Southbridge library

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Band director stresses ‘high quality music’ By Audrey Clark Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE — Toes were tapping and heads were nodding along as local library patrons enjoyed a free concert put on by high school musicians on Thursday night. The Southbridge High School Jazz Band treated patrons at the Jacob Edwards library with delightful blend […]

Former Vienna Inn is sold

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Prominent property changes hands By Amy Fawe, Shaun Moriarty, and Laurie Schlatter Citizen Chronicle Writers SOUTHBRIDGE — The Vienna Restaurant & Historic Inn has changed hands once again, the property’s future in the hands of a new owner. Purchased in 2002 by Lisa Krach and Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, the three-story inn offered a continental cuisine […]

Work As Worship: How do you express your faith on the job?

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Charlton church to host simulcast retreat for Christian business leaders By Laurie Schlatter Citizen Chronicle Writer CHARLTON — When Stephen Nordbye, pastor of Charlton Baptist Church, was writing his ordination thesis, he worked as a night security guard on the campus of Harvard University. It was an ideal job in which one could be tempted […]