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Avidia donates $2,000 to the Westborough Education Foundation

August 16th, 2016

(l to r) Rhiannon Hernandez, Westborough assistant vice president market manager of Avidia Bank; Maureen Johnson, president of the Westborough Education Foundation; Suzanne Laperle, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank; Kim Perkins, Westborough branch manager of Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the Westborough Education Foundation. This donation is to help fund grant requests from teachers. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

Marlborough company helps homeowners with everyday repairs

August 16th, 2016

Harry Dow of Handyman Matters
Photo/Nancy Brumback

Marlborough—“It’s hard to find someone to do the to-do list,” said Harry Dow, owner of Handyman Matters. “We can provide the resources to get the small to medium-sized projects completed.”

Dow started his business two years ago, after a career working for home builders and commercial construction firms, then managing benefit funds for the New England Carpenters. “I looked at different types of businesses, and liked that the founder of Handyman Matters is still involved, and the parent company is down-to-earth and honest.”

Affordable health screenings coming to Westborough

August 16th, 2016

Westborough – Residents living in and around the Westborough area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. The Westborough Knights of Columbus will host this community event on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the K of C hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough.

Republic Services donates $1,500 to the Marlborough Labor Day Parade

August 9th, 2016

Terry Grady (left), municipal services manager for Republic Services, presents Mayor Arthur Vigeant with a sponsorship for the Marlborough Labor Day Parade Sept. 5.

Marlborough – Mayor Arthur Vigeant July 27 accepted a generous Marlborough Labor Day Parade sponsorship presented by Republic Services’ Municipal Services Manager Terry Grady. This year’s parade will be held Monday, Sept. 5, at 12 p.m.

Avidia Bank promotes employees at local branches

August 9th, 2016

Hudson – Avidia Bank, a $1.3 billion community bank based in Hudson, recently announced that two of their employees have been appointed into new positions to prepare the bank for future growth.

David Morticelli, formerly the assistant vice president, market manager of the Marlborough branch, has been promoted to assistant vice president, branch administrator. Morticelli has over 30 years of banking experience, spending more than 10 of those years with Avidia Bank. In this new role, Morticelli will provide leadership to Avidia Bank’s entire branch banking network.

Northborough dancers attend special program in New York City

August 9th, 2016

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Northborough – Twelve dancers from Dawn’s School Dance recently received an invitation after the Elite Dance Challenge to participate in the Gerber Broadway dance dream tour in New York City.

On their three day trip, they worked with Broadway dancers and learned a dance from the Broadway musical “American in Paris,” participated in a flash mob, and took a ballet master class. They also attended three shows: “Rockettes Summer Spectacular”, “American In Paris,” and “Aladdin”.

Boston Lawnmower Westborough to hold pre-season snow blower sale

August 9th, 2016

Rick Simonovitch (l) and Garrett Bake, salesmen at Boston Lawnmower Company, stand with some of the 2016 Ariens Snow Thrower lineup.

Westborough – Boston Lawnmower Company is having a Pre-Season Snow Thrower Sale starting Saturday, Aug. 20 and running through Sunday, Aug. 28. The sale will include big savings on select Ariens Snow Throwers and free local delivery.

The service department is also holding its annual Snow Thrower Service Special which offers free pick-up and delivery within the local area if you sign up by Saturday, Oct. 15.

Independent agency provides full range of insurance services

August 9th, 2016

The staff of Fitts Insurance Agency.  Christopher Fitts, president, is third from right and his brother, Tim, is at right.

“The agency was started in 1932 by my grandfather in a building my great-grandfather built in downtown Framingham. In June 2015, we moved from Framingham to Southborough,” said Christopher Fitts, president of the family firm.

“My father was president, before moving to chairman. The agency is now run by myself, my brother Tim, and my two cousins, George and Bruce Hulme. Tim and George do most our commercial lines, and Bruce does all our life, health and financial services work.”

New full-service dental practice in Grafton

August 9th, 2016

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“I succeeded Dr. Charles Gagne, who had been practicing 40 years in this location, in October,” said Dr. Jungwoo Lee, who renamed the practice Accord Dental. “This is my second office; my other office is in Medford. I always wanted to have an office close to my church community in Hopkinton. I met Dr. Gagne and we mutually agreed that I would take over the practice. I used to live in South Grafton, so this is like coming home for me. ”

Funky Murphy’s in Marlborough offers casual dining in fun atmosphere

August 2nd, 2016

Funky Murphy’s
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Marlborough – After a busy Saturday morning filled with chores and errands my husband Dave and I decided to have lunch at Funky Murphy’s new Marlborough location, 31 Main St., just down the street from the city’s downtown area. The restaurant shares a small parking lot with several other businesses and there are spots out front on the street. For additional parking, the restaurant recommends using the city municipal lot located at 1-37 Bolton St. Ext., which is less than a minute walk away.

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