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Shrewsbury firm supplies all types of stone countertops

February 9th, 2016

Sula Gomes, left, and Fafa De Souza with slabs of stone at Universal Countertop 
Photo by Nancy Brumback

Shrewsbury—Universal Countertop leaves no stone unturned. The Shrewsbury company turns granite, quartz, marble and other natural stone slabs into a variety of surfaces for homes.

Flamarion De Souza, known as Fafa, started Universal Countertop about 11 years ago, and has worked in the stone countertop installation business for 25 years. The company moved to its current location on Route 9 last year.

Open house to be held at Cornerstone Academy

February 9th, 2016

Northborough – Cornerstone Academy, 5 Oak Ave., Northborough, will hold an open house Friday, Feb. 26 at 9 a.m. Cornerstone Academy is a private, coeducational school for children in grades K-6. Through small class sizes and individualized instruction, the school offers an academically challenging environment that utilizes a blend of traditional and innovative teaching techniques, such as hands-on teaching models to reinforce concepts and experiential learning through experimentation and field trips.

‘Saturdays at Fay’ presents Jungle Jim’s Superhero Training

February 9th, 2016

Kids can learn to be superheroes at upcoming Saturdays at Fay program.

Southborough – Fay School in Southborough, 25 Middle Road, will hold its monthly “Saturdays at Fay” Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at Fay is a series of free Saturday morning programs designed for children ages 2-8. This month’s program will feature Jungle Jim’s Superhero Training.

Avidia donates to Birthday Wishes

February 9th, 2016

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Tammy Reagan, central Mass. regional coordinator of Birthday Wishes, Inc.; Lisa Vasiloff, executive director of Birthday Wishes, Inc.; and David Morticelli, AVP market manager of Marlborough Avidia Bank.

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Birthday Wishes, Inc., a Boston-based organization. This donation will help to celebrate birthdays for children in homeless shelters.

‘Eating for a Healthy Heart’ cooking demonstration at Whittier Hospital

February 9th, 2016

Westborough – Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and Wegmans invite the public to attend a free community education program, “Eating for a Healthy Heart,” Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 12 p.m. at Whittier, 150 Flanders Road, Westborough. Wegmans’ Executive Chef Arlo Trainor will demonstrate one of their new cooking techniques of Chinese veggies and sauce “Wok Hay” style or breath of the Wok.

Colonial Candies – Candy maker fills Valentine’s, Easter needs

February 3rd, 2016

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Bolton—With Valentine’s Day right around the corner and Easter falling on Sunday, March 27, Colonial Candies is ready to meet all the sweet demands of those holidays—and has some suggestions for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as well.

Richard and Grace Hebert opened their candy manufacturing and retail business in 1978, in the large white Colonial building visible from I-495. Richard’s grandfather started the family candy business back in 1917, and Richard has been making candy since he was 14.

Checkerboards offers great food, casual environment

February 3rd, 2016

Checkerboards can accommodate nearly 200 patrons but with three spacious dining areas, never feels crowded.

Hudson – This spring Checkerboards Restaurant & Bar will be celebrating its 25th year in business.

Chris Tsiros, who owns the restaurant with his father-in-law Joe Martocci and sister-in-law Jill Smith, said the owners take great pride in the fact that not only are they surviving in a tough industry but indeed thriving.

Heart & Stone to host silhouette artist

February 2nd, 2016

Silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux

Northborough – Heart & Stone Jewelry, 269 W. Main St., Northborough, will host famed silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux Friday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m., and Wednesday, Feb 17, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Julio’s Liquors celebrates 11th Annual ‘Go Whisk(e)y’ Weekend

February 2nd, 2016

Julio’s Liquors will be celebrating its 11th Annual “Go Whisk(e)y” Weekend.

Westborough – Julio’s Liquors is excited to once again celebrate its annual “Go Whisk(e)y” Weekend. A mecca for whiskey lovers, the conference will take place from Wednesday, Feb. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 28. For the past decade, the action-packed five day event has attracted people from all over the nation, hobbyists and experts alike. To top it off, the majority of the events and tastings at the conference are free, while VIP tickets are available for those looking to make the most of their experience.

Corridor Nine hosts annual legislative breakfast

February 1st, 2016

Legislators discuss issues at Corridor Nine breakfast. 
Photo/Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

Westborough – The issue of fair scheduling, equal pay for women, and the legalization of recreational marijuana were just a few of the topics discussed at the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast held Jan. 28 at the Doubletree Hotel. Over 200 members of the chamber attended the annual breakfast, which featured a panel of local state senators and representatives discussing the pressing issues facing the state.

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