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Westborough’s Julio’s Liquors celebrates 40th anniversary

July 30th, 2014

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Westborough – Julio’s Liquors has not always been the regional destination that it is today. Family-owned and operated since inception, the store was opened in 1974 by Ron Maloney and his brothers-in-law, Gene and Julio Colangelo. The current owner, Ryan Maloney – Ron’s son – bought the business in 2000 and since that time has oversaw it’s growth into not only one of the top liquor stores in the country, but also one that has earned international acclaim.

Pro-Tech Pest Control: Professional service to treat all kinds of pest problems

July 25th, 2014

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“We’re in the pest control business, and we solve and prevent pest problems for businesses and homeowners. We deal with mice, ants, cockroaches, hornets and wasps; bedbugs are the new thing,” said Brian White, owner of Pro-Tech Pest Control, who has been working in the industry for 28 years and started this business 24 years ago. The company serves customers in the Metrowest area and Worcester County.”

Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation donates to Employment Options

July 22nd, 2014

(l to r): Joseph Bruneau; Devin Macomber; Toni Wolf, executive director, Employment Options, Inc.; Ronald Disantis; Shannon Leary, executive events director, David Peterson; and Ellen Dorian, Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation secretary. 
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Marlborough – The Marlborough Savings Charitable Foundation recently awarded Employment Options, Inc. a $5,000 grant to support and expand the operations of their social enterprises. The social enterprises, run by Employment Options’ Workforce Development staff, train and employ disadvantaged, unemployed MetroWest citizens by helping them to overcome obstacles to employment. “Our goal is to provide [...]

Chick-fil-A will soon be open in Westborough

July 22nd, 2014

Mike Lawson, the owner-operator of the new Westborough Chick-fil-A and Karen Chapman, the president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, pose for a photo with Chick-fil-A’s “Cow” mascot. 
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Westborough – Local officials gathered July 15 to celebrate the newest addition to the area’s dining options: Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain that specializes in chicken sandwiches.

Construction has already started at the restaurant’s 286 Turnpike Road (Route 9) location. It is slated to open this fall and employ 80 people. The new restaurant will be the Atlanta-based chain’s third Massachusetts location and the second stand-alone in the state.

Mark’s Moving & Storage: Westborough company specializes in a variety of moving services

July 18th, 2014

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Westborough – In 1979, Mark Silverman, a student at Northeastern University, used his credit card to buy a used truck and moved furniture to earn money during college. That student venture turned into a business that’s been successful for the past 35 years.

Heart and Stone offers new summer open studio hours

July 15th, 2014

Some of the items created at a party project held by Northborough Girl Scout Troop 30524.
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Northborough – Heart and Stone is opening up its “DIY Design & Learning Studio for Metal Clay” for special summer walk-in hours. Open studio hours will be available Tuesdays through Fridays, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The studio is also offering Silver Metal Clay birthday parties for ages 10-13 as well as private parties [...]

Willard House & Clock Museum to host concert

July 15th, 2014

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North Grafton -   The Willard House & Clock Museum, 11 Willard St., will be hosting a concert featuring Blackstone Cúil, Saturday, July 19 at 6 p.m. Special guests from Grafton’s own Apple Tree Arts will be opening the show. Together they will fill the barn with music and provide for a memorable evening. Blackstone Cúil [...]

Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market celebrates successful first day

July 14th, 2014

(l to r) Jackie Pratt, Shrewsbury Electric and Cable Operations director of marketing; Melissa Pratt, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market sponsorship coordinator, Kristen Las, Shrewsbury principal planner and economic development coordinator; Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Farmers’ Market head coordinator; State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury; Leslie Rutan, Northborough Board of Selectman; Emma Szal, Shrewsbury Farmers Market 2014 art contest winner; Jim Kane and John Lebeaux, Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen

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Shrewsbury – Hundreds of local residents and fans of local produce came out July 9 to celebrate the opening day of the Shrewsbury Farmers Market. From the moment it opened until it closed that evening, patrons perused the stalls in the market, located at Ski Ward, to purchase vegetables, fruits, baked goods, goat milk products, Alpaca products and honey.

Colonial Candies: Bolton candy-maker pleases generations of customers

July 11th, 2014

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“I started working in our family business at age 14. My grandfather started the business back in 1917,” said Richard Hebert, who owns Colonial Candies with his wife, Grace. “It’s a family business and we’re family oriented, from senior citizens down to the grandchildren.”

Hudson Rotarians invite community to eat, drink and be spirited

July 9th, 2014

Chris Bissonnette and Susan Roberts are served beer at last year’s inaugural Spirit of Hudson Food & Brewfest. Proceeds go to the Hudson Rotary Club and Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley.

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Last year’s inaugural Spirit of Hudson Food and Brewfest attracted about 1,200 guests. Even more are expected to attend this year’s second annual event Saturday, Aug. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m., at the Avidia Bank parking lot on South Street, noted Justin Provencher of the Hudson Rotary Club and a committee member.

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