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  • Gardner City-Wide Yard Sale (5/21/2022)

    GardnerYardSale.com

    Gardner Get Ready! The people are coming Saturday May 21st to the City-wide Yard Sale. They will be hungry….

    Yard Sales Gardner MA Panorama

    It’s Here!   Gardner MA City-Wide Yard Sale has 133 participating homes May 21, 2022 and hours are from 8am to 2pm

    With a final total of now 133 participating homes, Saturday’s Gardner City-Wide Yard Sale is destined to set records! The City-wide Yard Sale is taking place this Saturday May 21, 2022 from 8am to 2pm.   The event is slated to bring thousands of people to Gardner this Saturday.  

    Ways to view the list: Complete map on Google.

    Jpeg image of FInal List —- Printable PDF of Final List

    Gardner Spring Yard Sale 2022 PSA

    Super Computer Utilized to Plot Route to all Gardner MA Yard Sale Stops

    With 133 Homes having Yard Sales in Gardner on Saturday May 21, 2022 from 8am to 2pm, we needed to find a way for you to see them all. The route plotted by computer starts at the Blue Moon Diner (thought you might like breakfast before shopping) and then plots out all the stops which are completed in less than 4 hours. Printable in pdf format, Directions only. 41 pages of Turn by turn maps.

    Don’t worry. You can still Access the complete Google Map. Or print out a jpeg of the list. Or print out a pdf of the list.

  • Time Travel (4/18/2022)
    Center of Gardner MA 100 years ago
    Center of Gardner 100 years ago
    Main Street, Gardner mid to late 20th century
    Main Street Gardner Mid 20th Century
    Main Street Gardner MA 2020s
    Main Street Gardner MA in the 2020’s
    Gardner MA Circa 2200s
    Gardner MA Circa 2200s

    Fictional Time Traveler Journeys to Gardner MA Past and Future

    1900: Our time traveler is on a mission to find the perfect time in Downtown Gardner, Massachusetts. Journeying incognito to the Center of Gardner 100 years ago, he finds commerce in full swing. Some of the buildings exist to this day, some have been replaced.

    1950/60: Turning the crank of his time machine, our Time Traveler finds himself viewing a Gardner police officer directing traffic over 60 years ago, near the intersection people have been fussing about. Traffic existed then as it does now, but ideas of how to handle it have evolved and changed over time. Notice a thriving business district in Downtown Gardner.

    2020s: Our Time Traveler journeys to present day and finds an attractive Downtown Gardner MA with a different traffic pattern and different businesses. The future of Gardner MA is only limited by the imagination and fortitude of its residents, community leaders, and government officials. With the recent progress made and additional projects announced, who knows what the future could hold for Gardner MA.

    2200: Our Time Traveler ends up in the year 2200. History shows that a forwarding-looking Gardner Mayor, City Council, and Business Community in 2022 continued to foster a period of positive growth in the Chair City. By the way, it is said that in the year 2200, Gardner MA is once again the undisputed Furniture Capital of the World.

    Residents of Gardner MA have every reason to believe the future of the Chair City is going to be bright as the community works together.

  • Crossword Puzzles (4/18/2022)

    Gardner Magazine Announces NEW Daily Crossword Puzzle Feature!

    For the Daily Crossword Puzzle page, CLICK HERE.

  • 4th of July (4/14/2022)
    4th of July Independence Day Initiative

    Gardner Magazine launches 4th of July Independence Day Initiative for Greater Gardner MA

    In anticipation of more community celebrations, functions, activities, and events this year, we have created a page called The Independence Day Initiative with listings from 19 different communities. We’re seeking info from communities, organizations, businesses, and individuals.  You tell us, we’ll tell the region. For the 4th of July page, CLICK HERE.

  • Furniture Turnings (4/13/2022)
    Furniture Turnings Plaza

    Furniture Turnings Plaza Conceived for Gardner MA

    Furniture Turnings Plaza is an inspirational concept. CLICK HERE.

  • National Pet Day (4/6/2022)
    National pet day in greater gardner ma

    Hug your pet with love on this day and every day!

    National Pet Day in Greater Gardner MA is Monday April 11, 2022

    This day is dedicated to our pets and is also a day to highlight pet adoption. It’s a day to schedule missed veterinary care or grooming. National Pet Day is a day to make your pet a special meal or treat, buy your dog a new collar/leash or toy, or even take your canine to the local dog park to play with friends.

    Adoptable Pets

    To search for dogs available for adoption within 25 miles of Gardner MA, CLICK HERE.

    To search for cats available for adoption within 25 miles of Gardner MA, CLICK HERE.

  • WGAW (4/2/2022)
    WGAW Programs – CLICK for larger view

    WGAW Programs can be heard on 1340 AM, 98.1 FM, and through a LIVE STREAM

    Gardner MA Radio Station WGAW Now available Everywhere

    Pictured is popular local host Steve Wendell of the Weekday Morning News program and Hotline Radio which airs Saturdays noon to 2pm. WGAW is now in its 76th year of service and can be heard on 1340 AM, 98.1 FM, and through Live Streaming. Programming is News and Talk 24/7.

    For the website, CLICK HERE. To Listen Live, CLICK HERE.

  • April Fools (4/1/2022)
    Broccoli Harvest

    It’s April Fools Day in Greater Gardner MA

    Not to be outdone by their Southern Neighbors, Greater Gardner MA Consumers got together for the Great Broccoli Harvest held every year on April Fool’s Day. A few carrots took part as well.

    Cat Reading

    Greater Gardner MA Consumers have Smart cars, smart homes, and smart phones. But how many have taken the time to provide books for their cats? We advocate for Cat Literacy. What’s the problem? You don’t want your cat to read what’s in their daily cat food, or are you hiding something else from your feline friends?

    Giant coffee cup

    A giant coffee cup has taken over the water tower. There is no word on what this means for Gardner water and we certainly will not be spilling the beans. However, you might be interested in our real story on how Gardner MA Residents Love Their Coffee.

    Organic tomatoes have lined up outside Gardner City Hall. They won’t leave until City Employees promise to eat more salad.

    April Fool's Day
  • Art and Music (3/27/2022)

    For more information, please visit the GALA website. CLICK HERE.

    Art and Music Festival Phillipston MA

    The Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) has announced an Art & Music Festival to be held May 20-22, 2022 at Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Avenue, Phillipston, MA.   It’s advertised as 3 Days of Peace, Love, Art, and Music!    Admission is FREE.   Art Activities, Art Vendors, Food, and Raffles will be offered.

  • FREE TV (3/26/2022)
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    FREE TV options in Greater Gardner MA

    Want to save on TV? Our article explores the varied options available to residents of the Greater Gardner MA area, including FREE! CLICK HERE

    If 5000 households just in Gardner MA saved $25-$40 per month, that would add up to $1.5 million to $2.4 million dollars per year.

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  • Gardner Yard Sale (3/13/2022)

    We will promote the City of Gardner City-Wide Yard Sale with the new website AND with banner ads here. With our circulation of more than 10,000 households, we hope to increase attendance and encourage households to participate. In Gardner, Yard Sale permits are FREE.

    Gardner MA Spring City-Wide Yard Sale

    GardnerMagazine.com has registered GardnerYardSale.com and is donating web space to promote the Spring City-Wide Gardner Yard Sale taking place Saturday May 21, 2022 from 8am to 2pm. Visit site. CLICK HERE – On the site, we will also be listing links to Public and Private Facebook Marketplace pages and Craigslist listings.

  • Gardner on the Move (3/12/2022)

    Spread the Word – Greater Gardner MA

    Gardner Magazine is interested to know what your company, business, or group is doing so we can spread the word to the region and the rest of the nation. Many great products are produced, many great businesses are found, and many groups do good. The growing Chair City has Industry on the Move, Progress in Business, A Community Working Together and Growing Together, with a Formula for Success.  A Mayor with the courage to challenge the status quo, a City Council open to change, a Healthcare system meeting today’s challenges, and a Community of Thinkers.   

  • Magic Mike (3/5/2022)

    “Magic Mike” Mayor Nicholson of Gardner MA Honored in special Gardner Magazine section.

    He was reelected with 80% of the vote. Nevertheless, Gardner Mayor Michael Nicholson is criticized just like every leader, but today we bestow a special accolade, that of “Magic Mike” Nicholson for his work as a Communicator to the Chair City during recent challenges and a thank you for his efforts in helping to keep us all together during the pandemic. For the special section, CLICK HERE

    12 Mikes
  • Atlantic Fog (3/3/2022)
    Atlantic Fog at Gardner Ale House
    Atlantic Fog Release Party Sun. March 6, 2022 at Gardner Ale House

    For complete information on Massachusetts Beer Week and participating breweries, CLICK HERE.

    Gardner MA Gardner Ale House Celebrates Massachusetts Beer Week

    Known for its original beers under the Moon Hill Brewery brand, Gardner Ale House is introducing a new beer this Sunday at noon. Atlantic Fog is described as, “a hazy New England IPA” Food customers from noon to 2pm on Sunday March 6, 2022 have a chance to win Moon Hill Swag, Baseball Hats, and gift cards.

  • Toothpicks (2/26/2022)
    Gardner MA Toothpicks

    Gardner MA Citizens React to the Toothpick Question

    With so much serious news, we thought it would be nice to take a break and venture into the world of triviality, in this case TOOTHPICKS. So I posted this on social media. “I’m doing an investigative article on toothpicks. Just what are these insidious objects up to in Gardner? I’d like to have the inside scoop on any of you who might know. We must get to the bottom of this.”

    Toothpicks are not a very controversial item, but nevertheless, the question drew a huge variety of comments.   Some took the question seriously, others thought I was completely out of my mind or was hacked, and others took it as humor.   While it was popular on one group, another social media group moderator censored the post and took it down because it was considered spam.  But, Gardner’s largest social media group seemed to have fun with it, even providing me with some fun graphics for this article.

    Gardner MA Toothpick Comments

    …I’m amongst the lost and confused here. If you mean why do folks ‘chew’ on them, or if they are an oft littered item, or if old Gardner furniture is being whittled or some other point (no pun intended) you didn’t quite make that clear…

    ….This made me laugh today THank you!

    ….Were you hacked?

    …Remember mint flavored toothpicks in individual packs with a point on each end?

    …Rietta Ranch has booth 26 , claims to be homemade

    …Just when we thought FB had become useless

    …I have enjoyed the use of a tooth pick or 2. When you get food jammed between your teeth you will appreciate having a tooth pick.

    …They are waiting patiently for some appetizers to pierce into and a bunch of friendly visitors to enjoy it with a few beers or glasses of wine.

    …I use them to color my buttercreme frosting with gel colorant when decorating cakes.

    …I’ve pricked by fingers because of these nuisance pieces of wood being stuck in the hor d’oeuvres

    …Most people who are paranoid about getting something stuck in their teeth carry dental floss and or dental picks!

    We thank Tammy for sharing this. “The Yankee tradition was to whittle a toothpick on demand. It did not make sense to spend money on something one could make for oneself, let alone for something that would be used once and then discarded. But Forster came up with ingenious marketing schemes. He first targeted stationers, who dealt in small items. When he could not place his product in their stores, he hired personable young people to go to those same retailers and ask for wooden toothpicks. Naturally, the retailers had to turn away the potential customers. Shortly afterward, Forster would make return visits to the stores, where he easily sold his wares. To reinforce the wisdom of the shopkeeper’s decision, Forster’s shills soon came back to ask again for toothpicks, and this time the sales were made. The boxes of toothpicks were then returned to Forster, who could resell them to the retailer, who now was prepared to talk them up to real customers.”

    Known in all cultures, the toothpick is the oldest instrument for dental cleaning. Hominin remains from Dmanisi, Georgia, dated to about 1.8 million years ago, bear lesions indicating the repeated use of a “toothpick”. Toothpicks made of bronze have been found as burial objects in prehistoric graves in Northern Italy and in the East Alps. More on toothpicks from wikipedia.

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  • Win 10 Grand! (2/18/2022)

    Huge Drawing Looms in Greater Gardner MA Super Raffle

    On February 23, 2022 at 7pm, 11 lucky tickets will be drawn out of no more than 400 tickets sold.  Top prize is $10,000.   See image at left. For more information, you can visit the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce website. CLICK HERE.

  • Puzzle Swapping (2/18/2022)
    Greater Gardner MA Puzzle Swapping
    Some area residents save money by PUZZLE SWAPPING.

    Want to improve short-term memory? Some studies show doing jigsaw puzzles can improve cognition, visual-spacial reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

    Greater Gardner MA Residents engaged in PUZZLE SWAPPING.

    Some of us can’t even put a simple item together despite accurate directions. Then there are the elite of us who can put 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles together. Once done, many like to Puzzle Swap with other skilled Puzzle People. Some do it among themselves, some through Gardner MA area libraries, organizations, or groups. We even found a Jigsaw Puzzle Swap Exchange. CLICK HERE.

  • Poem – Presidents (2/13/2022)

    We have a love of everything history including that of the Greater Gardner MA area. For more on Presidents of the United States, please visit our special page for the holiday. CLICK HERE.

    Poem of the Presidents released in Templeton MA

    Gardner Magazine publisher Werner Poegel has released an original 50 Stanza poem entitled “Poem of the Presidents” as a tribute to the service of our nation’s Chief Executives on the occasion of Presidents’ Day 2022. For the complete poetic work, CLICK HERE

  • Exciting FM (1/27/2022)

    WGAW programs a News/Talk format 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from studios across the street from Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner. Popular programs include the Morning News with Steve Wendell, Hotline Radio, and various syndicated talk shows. For a complete Program Guide, CLICK HERE.

    Local Gardner MA Radio Station adds 98.1 FM to its signal offering.

    WGAW1340.com now has a reliable FM signal at 98.1 FM to go with its AM signal at AM 1340. The radio station is in its 76th year of broadcasting to the region. Station owner Steven Wendell is excited about the new option, which provides a signal immune to static and electrical interference present in some Gardner MA area buildings. As a result, the audience is expected to grow even more.

    For station website, CLICK HERE

    The radio station had been testing for some time under a Construction Permit for 98.1 FM issued by the F.C.C. As Steve says, “Give it a listen, it sounds great!”

  • Business Card (1/16/2022)
    City of Gardner MA Business Card
    City of Gardner Business Card CLICK for larger view.

    Gardner MA Business Card

    Each person in Gardner doesn’t really have a paper business card of course, but each citizen of Gardner represents the Chair City every day. Share the Chair City, you’ll be glad you did.

  • The Gardner Vortex (1/15/2022)
    Gardner MA - Route 2 Corridor
    Gardner MA – Route 2 Corridor CLICK for larger image.
    People Gardner MA
    Massachusetts map with Gardner
    Massachusetts Map with Gardner. CLICK for larger image.

    Gardner MA – Positioned for Success

    Wonder why the City of Gardner MA draws so much attention?   Much of it is meritorious, based on many successes.  And, there is another contributing factor.  We call it the Gardner Geographic Vortex, reflecting Gardner’s location on the Massachusetts Route 2 Corridor.  When Gardner is singled out on the map, its importance is revealed.   It is the beating heart of the region.  Positioned for being noticed.  Poised for excellence.  On its way to success in 2022 and beyond!

  • Poetry (1/10/2022)
    Poetry at Work Day
    Tuesday January 11, 2022 is National Poetry at Work Day

    Poetry at Work Day

    On the Eleventh Day of January Twenty, Twenty Two,

    Gardner Magazine creates this poem for you.

    The value of poetry for pros is better than prose,

    Brings out all sorts of major creativity we suppose.

    So write out your verses and put in your purses,

    Jot down your sonnets and put in your wallets,

    Or maybe on this frigid day, break out the Robert Frost,

    Seek out his works at very low or modest cost.

    “Two Roads diverged in a yellow wood,” and you chose to

    live in a great City like Gardner MA and that has made all the difference.

    —this original by Werner Poegel – For “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost, CLICK HERE

  • Alternate Universe (1/8/2022)

    Gardner MA in Alternate Universe

    What would Gardner MA look like in an alternate universe?   If such a city exists, could we actually see it, make comparisons, and learn from it?  Complete Article, CLICK HERE. 

    Gardner Magazine has uncovered such a City right here in the United States, a city by the same name in another state with some interesting parallels to our reality.   For details, CLICK HERE.

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  • Junkmobile (1/8/2022)

    This may be one of the best bargains or one of the biggest clunkers in the Greater Gardner MA area.

    Old Athol MA Bookmobile put up for bid

    Some call it a Junkmobile, others an old Bookmobile with great potential to serve the public. The town of Athol MA is seeking proposals from non-profits who wish to acquire this 1985 GMC Box Truck. Please note: The town has no key for it, says it is non-operational, and they are applying for the title. If all that excites you, hurry, deadline is Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Minimum bid is 50 bucks. Complete details, CLICK HERE.

  • January Jabbery (1/4/2022)

    Gardner MA Jabbery

    As many of us spend more time indoors during winter, it’s time for January Jabbery.   Time to seek out new social media groups to communicate just about anything to just about anyone.  Time to flex your ideas and discover new subject matter.  

    January Jabbery is sometimes about utter gibberish, nonsense, or idle chatter.  Or it could morph into intelligent communication to further your positive goals for the rest of the year.   You could take your January Jalopy and drive to the corner store for January Java.  In any case, we wish you January Joy with your January Job, your after work January Jog, if you get the vaccine – your January Jab, warmth in your January Jackets, and we hope you stay out of trouble so you’re not a January Jerk in a January Jam.  January, we’ll jet through it in a jiffy. (31 days)  Jot that down. Jeez… That’s January journaling, justifiably!

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  • 24/7 (12/31/2021)

    Gardner MA News Magazine available 24/7

    GardnerMagazine.com has been available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all of this year with continuously updated News, Sports, Weather, Articles, and interesting information. Access our resources anytime. Thank you to the over 13 thousand unique households who have read our pages this month, with over 75,000 pageviews and over 550,000 hits.* For more about us, including Advertising Rates, CLICK HERE.

    *source Awstats

  • Features (12/15/2021)

    Today’s Fun Features

    Word of the Day

    charlatan

    Definition: A person who makes elaborate, fraudulent, and often voluble claims to skill or knowledge; a quack or fraud.
    Synonyms: mountebank

    Article of the Day

    Daily Grammar Lesson

    Idiom of the Day

    a modest proposal

    An extreme, unorthodox, and often provocative or distasteful remedy to a complex problem, generally suggested humorously or satirically. (An allusion to Jonathan Swift’s 1729 essay A Modest Proposal, in which he suggests that the poor of Ireland could alleviate their woes by selling their children as food.)

    This Day in History

    Today’s Birthday

    Today’s Holiday

    Bill of Rights Day

    The first 10 amendments to the US Constitution of 1787—referred to collectively as the Bill of Rights—were ratified on December 15, 1791. This landmark document protected American citizens from specific abuses by their government and guaranteed such basic rights as the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated December 15 as Bill of Rights Day and called upon Americans to observe it with appropriate patriotic ceremonies. More…

    Quote of the Day
    To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be who have tried it.
    Herman Melville
    (1819-1891)

    Word Trivia

    Today’s topic: nourish

    alimony – From Latin alimonia, "nourishment" or "eating money," from alere, "to nourish," and mony, "result, resulting condition," it first meant "nourishment, support." More…

    alumnus, alumna, alumni – Alumnus and alumna stem from Latin alere, "to nourish or be nourished," now by a university; originally alumnus was a pupil and now it is a male graduate. Alumni refers to either sex. More…

    coalesce – Meaning "cause to grow together," it is from Latin co- and alere, "nourish." More…

    nurture – The verb was formed after the noun, which first referred (c. 1330) to a person's training or breeding. The word can be traced back to Latin nutritus, meaning "to nourish." More…


    Grammar Quiz

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  • Christmas Wish (12/14/2021)

    Gardner MA Christmas Wish

    Publishing an original poem for you entitled, “Gardner Christmas Wish.” CLICK HERE

  • Christmas with the Animals (12/13/2021)
  • Aliens at the Gardner MA Dog Park (12/13/2021)
  • Journey to the Future (12/13/2021)
  • Live Work Play (short) (12/13/2021)
  • American Fireworks (12/13/2021)
  • Making Gardner Memories (12/13/2021)
    Poster behind Gardner Mayor Mike Nicolson courtesy of students at Holy Family Academy who all signed it. Nicholson attended the school as a child when it was called Holy Rosary.

    Watch Gardner MA Mayor Mike Nicholson’s December 10, 2021 address on YouTube. CLICK HERE

    Sign up to receive Gardner MA notifications re parking bans, snow removal, or severe weather. CLICK HERE.

    Subscribe to the City of Gardner’s FREE YouTube channel and get a front-row citizen’s seat to Mayor’s updates, City Council meetings, and more! CLICK HERE

    Caroling with the Mayor happens in two formats this year. 1. Virtual Caroling via video 2. Caroling in person starting on the front steps of Gardner City Hall Saturday, December 18, 2021 at noon.

    Thanks from the Mayor to retiring Airport Commission Chairman Ken Bonk who has a long history of helping out , having started at 16 years old with airport grounds maintenance.

    Highlights of the Season, Public Safety, and Focus Towards the Future captured in Weekly Update

    The Season

    Gardner MA Mayor Nicholson praised generosity of contributors to various Toy and Coat Drives and announced various private initiatives to help families in need during the holidays. — Masonic Lodge has more Christmas Trees and is selling them at corner of Central and Chestnut.

    Public Safety

    Gardner will proactively have a police detail at the School Department’s next vaccine clinic in January due to concerns about vaccine protestors at the last clinic. — $10,000 to $15,000 damage caused by an accidental small materials fire at the new Elementary School has already been repaired. Fire Department’s prompt response was praised. — The ability for citizens to sign up for Code Red was discussed.

    Focus Towards the Future

    The new updated sign at the Gardner Industrial Park now accurately reflects the businesses there. — Gardner is seeking to determine whether state grant funds for “safe routes to school” can now be used in a different area of the City as funds earmarked re Elm Street School were put on hold because those students will soon be going to the new location. — City’s upcoming inauguration ceremony for November election winners taking place Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 6pm in Perry Auditorium at City Hall. (Actual swearing in will occur January 3rd at 10am)

    Watch the update, CLICK HERE

  • Premium Quality (12/11/2021)

    Are you aware of the increasing number of awesome products being made in Gardner MA and the surrounding area by some very talented people?

    Gardner MA Premium Quality

    Since 1785, Gardner MA has stood for premium quality. Premium quality products. Premium quality, caring people. And in the years ahead, premium quality potential. It is a 5 star City, on the way up, towards a new trajectory of unparalleled success. It is a welcoming Chair City and a generous “Share City.” As we celebrate the Holiday season, let us reflect on what is GOOD all around us. And let us make it even BETTER together. Want to print a HIGH RES image. CLICK HERE

  • Christmas with the Animals (12/2/2021)

    Gardner MA Christmas with the Animals Video

    GardnerMagazine.com has licensed video of animals from all over the world and Christmas music to produce our 101.3 Studios presentation of “Gardner MA Christmas with the Animals’, a heartwarming tribute to nature’s most beautiful creatures. This 12 minute Full HD production is our Merry Christmas card to you. CLICK HERE to watch.

  • Plain View Farm (11/29/2021)

    Plain View Farm wants to SOCK IT TO YOU in a good way!

    Located on 130 Gardner Road in Hubbardston, the farm raises Alpacas and sells its own wooly goods online including popular $24 Survival socks. Alpacas are sheered in May yearly and a Massachusetts based mill processes the fleece. Plain View Farm website. Read our complete article.

  • Aliens at Dog Park (11/11/2021)
    Aliens at Gardner MA Dog Park
    Aliens at the Gardner Dog Park – Finnegan Saves the World with Kindness.
    World Kindness Day is Saturday, Nov. 13th. Save the World. Be Kind!

    Aliens at the Gardner Massachusetts Dog Park

    Dogs show us so much love and as the Dog Park shows, much love for fellow dogs. This fictional sci-fi movie short produced by our own 101.3 Studios explores what happens when aliens visit planet Earth at the Dog Park and hero dog Finnegan saves the World with Kindness. Visit video page to play video.

  • Expanded News (11/6/2021)

    Gardner Magazine news pages are generally updated twice per day and contain about 10 news stories per page. Let us know how we are doing. Contact Us.

    Announcing Expanded NEWS Coverage

    Added News pages include: About the U.S.: Breaking, FDA, Top Showbiz Stories, Top U.S. Stories, U.S. Economy News, U.S. News Alternate Sources: CNN, Fox, BBC. Countries of Interest: Australia, Canada, China, European Union, Mexico. Health: Health, Cancer, CDC, Climate, Covid. Neighboring States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York. Politicians and Politics: Bernie Sanders, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, U.S. Politics. Topics: Aliens, Money, Science, Travel, UFOs.

    All News pages are listed under the tab LOCAL-STATE-U.S.-WORLD NEWS

  • Phrases Said in Gardner (9/12/2021)

    Just a little bit of humor to break up your day a little bit!

  • Vinyl? (8/25/2021)
    Vinyl Records
    Cassette tape
    Hard Drives
    CDs, DVDs, and Flash Drives

    What Happened to Vinyl

    So what  happened to vinyl, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and Hard Drives?   Well, vinyl is still around, albeit sought after by certain collectors.  CDS and DVDs are not even selling well at the flea market.   Hard Drives are increasingly being replaced by Solid State Drives which have no moving parts and are much faster.  

    And flash drives?  They are still around and still popular, along with a few varieties of digital memory cards for phones, digital cameras, and camcorders.

    Gotta love technology!   Oh, could somebody hand me that 8 track tape over there.   Thanks.

       

  • Thanks for Nature (8/23/2021)
    Family near Quarry and Nature

    Thanks for Nature

    Sometimes it’s a good idea to pause for a moment and give thanks for the truly beautiful world we live in. It’s a world populated by billions of humans, AND, of course by wonderful animals. For a complete look at just some of God’s best work in the world of animals, continue here..

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  • Gardner Magazine (8/5/2021)

    Magazine – Gardner Magazine – since 2000

    Gardner Magazine serving 19 cities and towns since 2000
    Gardner MA Aerial Photo

    Gardner Magazine is a publication of WebTech Online and part of the WebTech Network, of community sites. Gardner Magazine covers the following communities: View our Coverage Area – View Internet Statistics – View our 20th Anniversary page.

  • Who’s on First? (8/3/2021)
    Bud Abbott and Lou Costello
    Who’s On First Abbott and Costello 3/24/1938

    Who’s on First Communication Follies

    Sometimes today’s news feels like the communication follies with many newsmakers seemingly not knowing “Who’s on First”. So, we found the classic routine of Abbott and Costello and have it available for you to enjoy at left.

    The routine reminds me of the rift in true idea exchange which is occurring today with Americans disconcerted over the repeated disparaging comments coming from all political circles. Just like this comedic routine of 83 years ago, people are not listening to one another, creating a frustrating atmosphere for them and the public they serve. Would it be so hard to really listen, learn, reflect, and then better problem solve?

    Listen to this classic sketch and you’ll understand what we mean.

    Maybe by listening to the genuine concerns of others we can better find common ground and then ultimately common solutions.

  • The Biggest Chair (8/1/2021)

    Gardner’s First Big Chair

    Read the complete article

    History of the “Big Chair”

    The history of the big Gardner Chair dates back over a hundred years, before Gardner MA became a city. At one time Gardner was home to a dozen furniture companies making more than a million chairs a  year and employing almost one thousand workers. 

    The 20 foot iconic chair on Elm Street is testament to the “Chair City of the World.”  In 1977, the chair was designated as the largest in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records and the record was listed in the 1978 edition of the book. 

    It is said the very first “Big Chair” was created by George C. Goodale of the Philander Derby Company in 1905 and was intended to be the company’s float in that year’s Labor Day parade.   Read the complete article.

  • Kindness (7/28/2021)

    Treat People with Kindness

    Treat people with kindness. See our full article complete with printable graphics and video, right here.

  • Traffic Signs (7/16/2021)
    Traffic Signs

    Traffic Signs

    With all this talk about what to teach kids in school, we’d like to complain about something which isn’t taught enough, but your kids will surely need later in life. – Traffic Sign Theory. Now, to be perfectly honest, we haven’t exactly surveyed all the schools to determine if each is adequately teaching Traffic Sign Theory, but when was the last time you talked with family about Stop Signs, Railroad Crossings, Yield Signs, and Traffic Lights. I mean, it’s not exactly a subject which comes up at the drop of a hat. But, don’t you think that if you expect your kids to get drivers’ licenses at age 16 or so, you’d at least want them to have a rudimentary familiarity with the old-fashioned Stop Sign. Or should it come as a shocking surprise that someday they’ll have to “hit the brakes?” I think every school should take a moment, pause, and give traffic signs their due. I mean, how controversial could that be?