His gift? A child's smile (VIDE0)

Mike Chouinard is in the business of Santa Claus
DRACUT -- Santa Claus is a role Mike Chouinard plays very seriously around this time of year. The Dracut resident has four Santa outfits, one of which is an embroidered velvet suit that -- with boots, the beard, and more -- cost him about $4,000. Full Story

AYER NEWS
NOBODY EXPECTED A BUFFALO BEARING GIFTS

Rave review from 5th grader has tasty end
AYER -- A writing project produced surprising results last week when representatives from Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant's Leominster location showed up at Page Hilltop Elementary School -- buffalo and all -- toting prizes for Pedro Mendez and his fellow students in Sherry Marshall's fifth grade class. Full Story
PEPPERELL NEWS
A FATHER SHOWS HIS LOVE WITH 'THE STORYTELLER'

By Anne O'Connor aoconnor@nashobavalleyvoice.com PEPPERELL -- Sean James McGinty is what you might call a professional Irishman. Full Story
GROTON NEWS
Neave Trio plans Groton School performance

GROTON -- The Neave Trio -- violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov, and pianist Eri Nakamura -- bring their radiant brand of cutting-edge chamber music to Groton School's Gammons Recital Hall on January 7, 2018 at 3 p. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
(NASHOBA VALLEY VOICE/DIANNE BORDONARO)
Dazzle tastebuds with chocolate, fruit and nut bark

Homemade, preservative-free and full of flavors and textures -- crunchy, chewy, spicy and salty make this chocolate bark a perfect treat to give for a holiday gift, just be sure to make enough for yourself too! Full Story

 
NASHOBA PUBLISHING / CALEY MCGUANE
TOWNSEND -- More than 100 residents lined Main Street Saturday morning in support of Police Chief Robert Eaton, who was placed on leave Friday night after blasting a town investigation into Police Department employees.   Full Story