Give Some Time, Eat Some Strawberries! – Volunteers Needed

Dudley Grange Strawberry Festival Needs Your Help!

June 20, 2019

We are Looking for Some Good People to Help Set Up, Serve and Clean Up!

The Dudley Grange has put on the Dudley Grange Annual Strawberry Festival on Dudley Hill for nearly 65 years; on the third Thursday in June. This year, the festival is June 20th . The festival is an old fashioned lawn party offering an opportunity for family and friends to gather for relaxation and old fashioned fun. Dudley Grange #163 was chartered in April of 1888 and has continuously served the Dudley community to the present day. Our monthly meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month at 7:00.

If you are interested in helping out with the Strawberry Festival, please contact:

Karen Gillon     (508) 341 6289

Alex Rodinov   (774) 922 2930

or fill out the Form below:

Dudley Grange Strawberry Festival Volunteer Sign Up
*** June 20, 2019 ***

This year, the festival is June 20th . We start serving shortcake at 4:00 PM until the berries are gone. The festival is an old fashioned lawn party offering an opportunity for family and friends to gather for relaxation and old fashioned fun. The proceeds from the festival support the care and maintenance of our historic Grange building and our various community service projects to include the Dudley Grange Scholarship Fund.

Please consider even an hour of your time to help.
The Dudley Grange needs volunteers to help with the festival.
You'll have fun, meet new friends and eat some strawberries!

Please Check Any Boxes which you can help with.... Thank You

Nichols College Career Fair 2/19 starting at 2 to 4:30pm

Posted by Economic Development Committee:
Nichols College Career and Internship Fair Open to Area Residents Seeking Job Opportunities

Did you know that the Nichols College Career and Internship Fair isn’t just for our students?
Residents of southern Worcester County communities (and beyond) are invited to attend the Feb. 19, 2019, Nichols College Career and Internship Fair. The event, which will feature recruiters from over 70 employers, will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m., in the College’s Athletic Center (in Chalmers Field House) on Center Road. Professional dress and resumes are required.

The annual fair offers a convenient opportunity for Nichols College students and local residents to network with employers and learn what it would be like to work for their companies. Some of the registered employers include Worcester Bravehearts, The Kraft Group, TJX Companies, Mohegan Sun Casino Resort, Okemo Mountain Resort, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Secret Service, Massachusetts Treasury Department, City Year, New Hampshire State Police, GEICO, Newport Hotel Group, Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Walgreens, Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., Sherwin-Williams Co., Open Sky Community Services, and AAA Northeast, among many others.
Recruiters at last year’s fair were impressed with the event—and particularly with how polished, prepared, and professional Nichols College students are.
“Excellent quality candidates,” said Mackenzie Walsh of Robert Half Accountemps.

A Walgreens recruiter shared that “Students were friendly and professional. We enjoy attending the Nichols College Career and Internship Fair.”

Business Spotlight: 5 BEANS KIT

5 Beans Kit…Custom Business Solutions for the Web
5 Beans Kit brings a holistic approach to a small company’s on-line success, as defined by you, our client.
Our “Kits” have 1 job: Get you and keep you in front of your customers. There are 5 tenets to our kits that we build upon and each works together to ensure success. We can build upon what exists or begin from scratch. Each Kit is custom built for your company utilizing best-practices and delivering bottom-line results.

The first 2 Pillars – Professional web site and hosting

• Custom, Responsive, and Professional web site and Web Hosting
• Legendary hosting support team – 24/7 ‘minutes-to-resolution’
• Secure websites – https://
• Company emails with spam and virus filtering; web based, pop, IMAP
• File transfer protocol, SSH, sub-domains
• MySQL Databases
• Complete control of your data
• Easy manageability and scalable.
• Web server builds for self-hosting option
• E commerce is not extra, nor is your company’s own private and secure cloud. We employ NextCloud for additional benefit.

The next 2 Pillars – Marketing and Analytics with Reporting

Digital marketing incorporates many aspects, our Kits employ what works for your needs, no ‘feature limits’ only value and function. Analytics and reporting on SEO and other site-based metrics, too, like product campaigns. Managed social accounts and more with each Kit.

The 5th Pillar – A Plan

No endless meetings or Unicorns because we don’t work without a plan. A plan is the most important pillar and efficiency and ROI is the model.

Ancillary services include: SEO Audit, All-Facet Training
Located right here in Dudley and ready to assist your business needs.
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Farmer Forum: Hemp Discussion with MA Dept of AG Resources

As a follow up to our December Agricultural Meeting, We are reminding Farmers that this Thursday, January 17th at 6:30PM, The MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources will be coming to Dudley, at our request, to Discuss recent developments with HEMP.

Meeting will be held at the Dudley Town Hall, 71 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571 at 6:30PM
Selectman Room, 321A

• Guest Speaker: Taryn LaScola-Miner (Director Crop and Pest Services Division, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources)
• Talk About HEMP
• What is involved in growing it, harvesting it, testing it
• Does MA Recognize some of the 3% seed being certified in CO as being ok here
• What is process, regulations and reporting/testing requirements
• How Does New Federal Farm Bill Affect Current MA Regs
• Farm Bill: Treating HEMP like Ordinary AG Commodity – doesn’t that mean just like Corn
• Could Dudley Farmers Unite and do a Single Application with State, representing 30 farms and work as a Cooperative under guidance of Town and MDAR?
• Pesticides and Hemp – Learn more
• Q&A : Open Informal Discussion

Job Openings: Gentex Machine Operators

Do You Know Someone Looking For a Good Job?

Gentex (in Dudley) is still hiring machine operators – all shifts.
These are full time, 12 hours shift roles, and every other weekend is required.

New hires starting on the 10th or 17th will receive holiday pay for Christmas and New Year’s.

Stop by today to fill out an application!
183 West Main Street, Dudley, MA 01571

Gentex Dudley MA

Dudley Farmer Forum 12/8 1pm Dudley Grange

Attention all Active farmers, Retired Farmers and Agricultural Land Owners,

Agricultural Commission Initial Launch Meeting Planned 

A Public meeting to explore and setup the New Agricultural Commission for the Town of Dudley will be held on December 8th, 2018 at 1PM at the Dudley Grange, Center Road, Dudley, MA. Refreshments will be provided.

The purpose of this exploratory meeting is to introduce Dudley Residents, most particularly farmers, to the concept and benefits of the new Town Agricultural Commission and have a discussion with those who have a vested financial interest in framing and agriculture in Dudley.

The new Agricultural Commission is a non-regulatory, town recognized entity which provides a voice for the agricultural community, a resource for mediation, and a link to assistance providers.

The Goal of this meeting is to create a slate of interested candidates that can be submitted to the Board of Selectmen to be appointed as the initial founding members of the New Dudley Agricultural Commission as well as create an initial format for the short and long term goals of the new commission.


The Dudley Cultural Council (DCC), the local presence of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), is eager to learn what residents of Dudley think of the state of their cultural lives in town. We on the DCC are conducting a survey of Dudley residents to we can learn what sorts of programs and events in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences we might help fund that could possibly enrich the quality of your life in Dudley. We would be very grateful if you would take just a few moments to complete this brief survey:
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