Business briefs, Dec. 7 edition
Marlborough Hospital to hold Tree of Light event
Marlborough – Marlborough Hospital will light the hospital’s “Tree of Light” Thursday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. Guests will gather in the hospital’s Leahy Conference Center, 157 Union St., for some holiday refreshments, and festive holiday songs will be performed by local school children. This year, Kathy Denio, a former Marlborough Hospital employee, will “light” the tree. The Tree of Light will be decorated with angels, shining stars, snowflakes and twinkling lights. The lights and decorations are gifts from patients, family members, employees, and friends of the hospital. For more information about purchasing an ornament or to learn more about the event, contact Ellen Carlucci, vice president of development, at 508-486-5807.
Gymnastics Learning Center participates in Boston Lung Cancer Walk
Shrewsbury – Members of “Team D” participated in the Breathe Deep Boston Lung Cancer 5K Walk held Nov. 3. Team D walked in memory of Donna Campbell, beloved former Office Manager of the Gymnastics Learning Center in Shrewsbury for more than 20 years. Donna passed away from lung cancer in March 2011. To donate to lung cancer research, visit www.lungevity.org.
Meet Santa Dec. 8 and 9 at the Treasure Chest
Northborough – The Treasure Chest Company has numerous offering and events this holiday season to wow you. On Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 9, from noon to 2 p.m., drop by for a free picture with Santa and some cookies and hot cocoa. The discount designer boutique offers something for everyone, from clothing to accessories, as well as custom gift baskets filled with goodies that the Treasure Chest will ship anywhere for their customers. Look for their generous discount offer in this week’s Community Advocate. The Treasure Chest is conveniently located at 269 West Main St., Northborough, in the new plaza near Rocky’s Ace Hardware.
Trombetta’s Farm offers mini golf game special
Marlborough/Northborough – Receive a free mini golf game with the purchase of a Christmas tree at Trombetta’s Farm. Trombetta’s is offering great quality Christmas trees, West Coast wreaths and roping, kissing balls and mistletoe, poinsettias and gift plants, and gift cards and terrariums. Trombetta’s has locations at 277 Main St., Northborough, and 655 Farm Rd. in Marlborough. Visit www.trombettasfarm.com for more information. Also, look for their ad in this week’s issue for $5 off your $35 garden shop purchase.
Holiday Craft Fair Dec. 8 at Westborough YMCA
Westborough – The Boroughs Branch YMCA, 4 Valente Dr., Westborough, will hold a Holiday Craft Fair Saturday, Dec. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m. Free and open to all, the fair will offer crafts, games, music and treats in a celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Loy Krathong, Diwali, Nowruz, Middle Eastern New Year, Eid Al-Adha, Kwanzaa, and more. And, from 4 to 6 p.m., swim with the snowmen! Saturday, Dec. 15, at 5 p.m., stop by to enjoy a Brazilian acoustic guitar performance by Pablo. The Dec. 15 event is free for members and $5 for guests. To find out more, call 508-870-1320 or visit www.ymcaofcm.org.
Valeritas raises record funding for Central Massachusetts ADA
Shrewsbury – Valeritas recently announced that it has raised more than $20,000 as a result of corporate and local fundraising for the Worcester chapter of the American Diabetes Association. Local employees of Valeritas organized a team to generate funding surrounding the Step Out® event. The company then matched the funds raised, reaching a total of $21,978.43. Valeritas, which has manufacturing facilities in Shrewsbury, is known for its leading product, the V-GoTM, a wearable, disposable device for the delivery of insulin. The proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the local chapter and be utilized to fund diabetes research, deliver services to hundreds of communities, and raise awareness of the importance of diabetes treatment and prevention.
SALMON expands education on dementia care
Westborough – Gary Davis, Licensed Social Worker and Director of SALMON Health and Retirement’s Tapestry Program, recently became a Certified Dementia Care Manger (CDCM). The certification qualifies Davis to teach the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioner’s Alzheimer’s disease and dementia curriculum. SALMON’s Tapestry Program is described as an innovative program for seniors with memory impairment and was established in 1997. The program has been implemented at the company’s three Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences and five Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Centers in Central Massachusetts. Family owned and operated SALMON Health and Retirement is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Visit www.SalmonHealth.com to find out more.
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