The U.S. Commerce Association has awarded Sturbridge Candy & Gift Shoppe the “Best of Sturbridge 2012″ award in the Candy category. More info at


Sturbridge Primary Results

On March 7, 2012, in Politics, Sturbridge, by webmaster

Yesterday was “Super Tuesday” in Massachusetts, voting was at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. Here are Sturbridge’s primary results, in raw votes:

14 – No Preference
159 – Barack Obama

0 – No Preference
0 – Kent Mesplay
0 – Harley Mikkelson
5 – Jill Stein

1 – Michelle Bachman
1 – Jon Huntsman
1 – Rick Perry
5 – No Preference
40 – Newt Gingrich
74 – Ron Paul
112 – Rick Santorum
509 – Mitt Romney

Next voting day is April 9th! Question 4 will be on whether or not to revoke the Community Preservation Act. Check back at for more info before then.


Jim’s Flyin’ Diner

On July 13, 2011, in Eats, Soutbridge, by webmaster

Jim’s Flyin’ Diner is located a penny’s toss from the Southbridge Airport runway and provides an amazing view of small propeller-driven aircraft taking off and landing. Many of the regulars are airplane pilots who have come down for a bite to eat.

For lunch and evening meals, Paul Servant and his sister Louise have a special board that changes every day and includes such items as Fish & Chips, French Canadian Meat Pie, Shepherd’s Pie, Lemon Chicken, Liver and Onions and many others. The French fries are homemade and as special healthy fry, they offer an option of sweet potato fries. You can dine inside or outside on the deck. Calling ahead for take-out is requested.

The diner car was manufactured in Pequannock, New Jersey in 1958 and is believed to be one of less than 15 that were made by Master.

It served as the Soup, Sauce and More Diner in Rhode Island during the early 1980s, and was later seen on blocks at a used car lot in Cranston. It was purchased and moved to Southbridge Airport in 1987 where Jim’s Flyin’ Diner has served many satisfied customers since.

Jim’s Flyin’ Diner
220 Airport Access Road, Southbridge, MA 01550-1275
(508) 765-7100
Open May through September
Monday: Closed
Tue & Wed: 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Thurs & Fri: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Sat & Sun 6 AM:00 – 2:00 PM (Serving Breakfast only on Sundays)

Flyin’ Diner T-Shirts are also available.