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Local airport to hold a family-friendly aviation event

June 1st, 2016

Stow – On Saturday June 11, Minuteman Airport, 302 Boxboro Rd., Stow, will be hosting an all-day family fun event from 9 a. m. to 10 p.m. Minuteman Airport Day is an opportunity for families to tour the airport, visit with pilots and their aircrafts and meet the Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. There will be a cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with local organic ice cream from “Ken & Gina.” Young Eagles will be offering free flights for kids ages 8-17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Family and friends recall Northbridge teen’s humor and compassion for others

May 31st, 2016

Michelle Poulin addresses the audience.
Photo/Bonnie Adams

Northbridge – Although his time on earth was much too short, Jimmy Poulin’s impact on those who knew him was immense and profound. In his nearly 16 years Jimmy attacked life with vigor, energy and enthusiasm.

‘Grease’ is theme for Corridor Nine annual meeting celebration

May 31st, 2016

The annual meeting sponsors pose for a photo with the “cast” of Grease (aka, the chamber’s officials and some of the Board of Directors). 
Photo/Andy Weigl, Weigl Photography

Region – Nearly 200 business and community leaders attended the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce “Grease Inspired” annual meeting celebration breakfast held May 19 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston. The chamber honored six remarkable members, recognized members with significant milestone anniversaries as stakeholders of the organization, and introduced the newly elected officers and board of directors for 2016-17.

Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation receives Newton-Needham Chamber award

May 31st, 2016

(l )  Mark’s Moving attorney Justin Silverman, Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation founder Mark Silverman, and foundation directors Rachel Silverman and Nathaniel Silverman

Newton – Mark’s Northeastern Furniture Foundation recently received the 2016 Green Initiative Award from the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, an honor given to innovative companies that provide environmentally sustainable services.

SpencerBANK and Southbridge Savings Bank merger of holding companies approved

May 31st, 2016

Region – SpencerBANK, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Spencer MHC and Southbridge Savings Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Valley Bancorp, MHC, have agreed to combine their two mutual holding companies under the name SSB Community Bancorp MHC. Spencer Mid-tier Holding Company and Green Valley Bancorp, Inc., the subsidiary mid-tier holding companies of Spencer MHC and Green Valley Bancorp, MHC, respectively, will also combine under the name SSB Community Bancorp Inc. in connection with the merger. The merger is expected to be completed on May 31, 2016.

UMass Medical School to hold women’s health event

May 31st, 2016

Worcester – On Saturday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester will be hosting a Women’s Health & Wellness Event. Offerings will include free health screenings, and health and wellness presentations. Free parking and shuttle services will be available. Childcare will also be available at no cost.

Avidia Bank initiates wellness programs for employees

May 31st, 2016

Avidia employees participate in physical activities, such as community walks and road races.

Region – Avidia Bank, a $1.3 billion community bank based in Hudson, has made considerable strides regarding its employees’ overall wellness. During the beginning of 2016, the Human Resources Department held a “Biggest Loser” competition where they asked employees to create teams and help each other reach their weight loss goals over the course of three months. They had 76 participants which is 37 percent of the bank’s employees. Overall, employees who participated lost a total of 574.3 pounds or 7.5 pounds per participant.

Author of ‘Still Alice’ to appear at educational forum

May 25th, 2016

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Region – Lisa Genova, Ph.D., author of New York Times Bestselling book “Still Alice,” is appearing at Mechanics Hall at the Notre Dame Health Care Annual Educational Forum Thursday, June 9, at 4:30 p.m. “Still Alice” is the fictional account of Dr. Alice Howland’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease and was the basis for the Oscar award-winning film.

Assabet Valley Chamber hosts networking event

May 24th, 2016

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Stow – Jonathan Esteves (r ), the young proprietor of his own lawn business, poses for a photo with Dave Rykbost of Dave’s Landscape Management Company. The two were enjoying a morning of networking at the May 20 Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connections held at Star Custom Framers in Stow.  Approximately 66 chamber […]

Echobrook Nursery offers affordable, professional garden and landscape design service

May 23rd, 2016

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“Our selection of annuals is impressive. We carry everything, including the unique and hard to find varieties. We sell annuals from local growers and Proven Winner, with new varieties such as mini-wave petunias,” said Francine Shear, who has owned Echobrook Nursery with her husband, Howard, for 18 years. They started the garden center after being in the landscape business since 1975.

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