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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.
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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.
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“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

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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.

Dawn’s School of Dance named Studio of Excellence

August 2nd, 2016

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Northborough – Dawn’s School of Dance in Northborough was awarded the Studio of Excellence Award July 17 at the Elite Dance Challenge’s national competition in Providence, R.I. The Studio of Excellence Award is determined by each participating Association of Dance Conferences and Competitions (ADCC) member and given to a studio of their choice that exemplifies the mission and purpose of the ADCC.

Shrewsbury winery offers tastings of its reds and whites

August 2nd, 2016

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“We purchased these 40 acres of grazing land in 2010, and planted our first rows of grapes in 2011, then added more rows of grapes over the next three years,” said Eric Preusse, who owns the winery with his wife, Peggy. “We’ve tried 11 different varieties to see what would do well here, and now we are down to four major varieties. Grapes are bred for certain regions. We are growing varieties such as Marquette, developed in Minnesota, which do well in cold weather but would not grow in warmer climates.”

UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital introduces new technology to detect prostate cancer

August 2nd, 2016

Marlborough – UMass Memorial-Marlborough Hospital July 21 announced that a new prostate cancer detection technology is now available at the hospital. Targeted magnetic resonance (MRI)/ultrasound fusion prostate biopsies have been recently performed by Bhalchandra Parulkar, MD, a urologist who is a member of the hospital’s active medical staff.

Aguirre receives real estate management certification

August 2nd, 2016

Marlborough – Peabody Properties, Inc. recently announced that Marlborough resident Angel Aguirre, property manager of the Dona Betsaida Gutierrez Cooperative and Off Centre Lofts in Jamaica Plain, has been certified as an Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Avidia donates $1,000 to St. Bernadette School

August 2nd, 2016

(l to r) Mark O’Connell, president and CEO of Avidia Bank; Deborah O’Neil, principal of St. Bernadette School; and Jennifer Cardoso, Northborough branch manager of Avidia Bank
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Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to St. Bernadette School in Northborough. This donation is to help assist with financial aid. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.

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