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Braid’s ‘Men Are Dogs’ is a Hoot

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 2016

NORTHBRIDGE — At one point in Braid Productions’ disarmingly funny presentation of Joe Simonelli’s “Men Are Dogs,” a comedy about some very angry women with relationship issues, Simon & Garfunkel’s “Cecilia” can be heard wailing through the Singh Performance Center in Whitinsville. It’s an apt tune, considering the main character, a […]

An Alternatives’ Program is Baking Up Treats Donations Made to Local K-9 Units and Shelters

Yankee Xpress
February 2016

You never know when you’ll get that call to give back. For Christina Estrada, an employee at Alternatives’ Adult Learning Center (ALC) in Whitinsville, it came when she saw an advertisement that local animal shelters needed donations of food and treats. The ALC is a day program the helps people with developmental disabilities […]

Call for Actors, Call for Artists!

Yankee Xpress
February 2016

Has your creativity been cooped up this winter? Alternatives and its arts and culture subsidiary, ValleyCAST (Blackstone Valley Culture, Art, Science Together) have just the thing to get your artistic side stretching its legs. Both the 4th Annual Art Palette Contest and the One Act Play Festival on the Mumford are returning to […]

A Studio and a Stage

Blackstone Valley Tribune
February 2016

WHITINVILLE — Alternatives in Whitinsville and its arts and culture branch, Blackstone Valley Culture, Art, Science Together (ValleyCAST), are providing a an outlet for those in the community who seek to express their creative sides. The two organizations welcome people of all ages and abilities to participate in both the 4th Annual […]

Algonkuin’s ‘Someday’ Called “Poignant and Striking”

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 2016

Imagine having your child taken away from you, not by choice, but circumstance. That is the subject of playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s “Someday,” a drama based on the Native Canadian “scoop-up” of the 1950s and 1960s, where Canadian social policy allowed the Children’s Aid Society to remove Native children from their […]

Alternatives to Screen Mental Health Documentary “Healing Voices” as Part of Grass Roots Release

April 2016

“Healing Voices” – a new social action documentary about mental health – is scheduled to be released via community screening partners in a coordinated global event taking place between April 27 and May 5, 2016. Written and Directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, “Healing Voices” explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ […]

Alternatives, River Bend Farm Team Up

The Blacktone Valley Tribune
April 2016

UXBRIDGE — Teaming up with the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park (also known as River Bend Farm), along with several other organizations, Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. provides cost-free spring fun for the whole family. First on April 17 from 1-3 p.m., Alternatives partners up with the Blackstone River Watershed Association […]

Crystal House Offers a Safe Haven and Services to Region

Winchendon Courier - April 2016
In an era where mental health services are often increasingly difficult to access and jobs sometimes seem elusive, the Crystal House Clubhouse offers a place for adults to gingerly re-enter society at their own pace.

‘Nerd’ an Agonizingly Funny Social Horror Show

Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 2016

NORTHBRIDGE — Rick Steadman, the titular character in Larry Shue’s “The Nerd,” is a horror show of distressingly funny social sabotage. Jeremy Woloski played him 10 years ago at Stageloft Repertory Theater, and he’s reprising him again in Braid Productions’ potently comic production, which opened at the Singh Performance Center in […]

Keeping Families Intact, and In Home

The Winchendon Courier - April 2016
Adult Family Care may be based in Gardner, but the agency, which strives to help keep people at home and out of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, has clients throughout the region.