Business Briefs: June 17 edition


Pets Gone Healthy celebrates sixth birthday

Pets Gone Healthy, the area's premier health food store for pets, is celebrating its sixth birthday this month. Pets Gone Healthy opened in 2005 with the mission of providing products that enrich the quality of life for cats and dogs based on rational nutrition rather than popularity. Pet lovers alike are invited to join in on the birthday celebration Saturday June 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pets Gone Healthy, 505 Boston Post Rd. West at Twinboro Crossing Plaza, Marlborough. There will be great prizes, refreshments, surprises and more.


Pre-registration at Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions

Tuesday June 21 and Wednesday June 22, L Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions will be holding a fall 2011 pre-registration from 3 to 7 p.m. each day. The academy offers classes for preschool to adult levels in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, modern and hip hop. Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions is located at 45 East Main St., Westborough, and can be visited online at


Strawberry Fields Forever workshop at Culinary Underground

June is the height of strawberry season in New England and at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks, they really take advantage of this sweet, brief period. Sign up now for Strawberry Fields Forever, a workshop scheduled for Tuesday June 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and learn how to prepare strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberry frangipane tart, strawberry salsa and CU strawberry salad. The cost is $75 and registration is required. Culinary Underground is located at 21 Turnpike Rd./Route 9 (Brickyard Square), Southborough. Visit to register or for more information.


Northboro Chiropractic Center presents wellness workshop

Weigh Less, Live More! will be presented Monday June 20, at 6:15 p.m., by Dr. Karen E. Moriarty at Northboro Chiropractic Center, 6 Maple St., Northborough. Participants will discover why dieting usually fails; how to lose fat, not muscle; how to free yourself of cravings and overeating; and the best foods for permanent weight loss, health and energy. Seating is limited and registration required. For more information or to register, e-mail [email protected] or visit


CaddyShack Country Club opens at the Green Thumb

CaddyShack Country Club at the Green Thumb, located on Route 9 west in Westborough, is now open just in time for Father's Day. Drop by with Dad and experience New England's newest, best-award-winning 18-hole miniature golf course that boasts huge waterfalls, streams and spray ponds. After a round of mini golf, head over to Thumbs Up Creamery and enjoy some daily fresh ice cream, sandwiches, beverages and steamed hot dogs or relax at the new outdoor café seating. Also on site is a free petting zoo and kid's playland. Visit and look for them on Facebook for promos, sales and upcoming events.


trUe salon and color café aid tornado victims

trUe Salon and color café, with locations at 290 Turnpike Rd. (Speedway Plaza) in Westborough and 1291 Worcester Rd. (Route 9W) in Framingham, is collecting such items as blankets, tarps, batteries, food (non-perishables, etc.), diapers, wipes, kids toys and used items, including irons, ironing boards, toasters and coffer makers, for victims of the recent tornadoes here in Massachusetts.


Dan Candell Hypnosis opens Marlborough office

Dan Candell, a certified consulting hypnotist, has opened an office in Marlborough. Using hypnosis, Candell helps hundreds of people each year to stop smoking, lose weight, reduce stress, eliminate fears, and much more. He is now accepting new clients in the communities of Northborough, Marlborough, Westborough and Shrewsbury. He also conducts group seminars and teaches self-hypnosis at local colleges. To find out more about private sessions and to see how you can achieve success in your life, visit Candell's website at


Northboro Chiropractic Center holds Summer Healthy Food Drive

Food pantries receive the bulk of their donations during the holiday season; however, hunger is a year-round issue. Northboro Chiropractic Center, as part of a Summer Healthy Food Drive to help the Northborough Food Pantry supplement its supplies, is accepting donations during June. Drop off contributions at their office, located at 6 Maple St. in Northborough, and earn tickets for a chance to win a $100 Trader Joe's gift card. For more information and a list of items specifically needed, e-mail [email protected]


Judy A. Hermans dancers perform at Walt Disney World

This past April, 25 dancers from Judy A. Hermans School of Dance performed at Walt Disney World in Orlando. The performance, held April 17, drew a large crowd. The dancers performed several dances on the Waterstage at Downtown Disney. This was the dance school's fifth time auditioning and performing for Disney World. Judy A. Hermans School of Dance, located in Shrewsbury, is now accepting summer and fall enrollment. For more information, visit


Illanes, Howard join Women's Health of Central Massachusetts

This July, Diego Illanes, MD and Allison Howard, BS will be joining Women's Health of Central Massachusetts (WHCMA), which has offices in Worcester, Marlborough and Webster. Dr. Illanes, an urogynecologist and pelvic floor surgeon, will be working in WHCMA's three offices. Howard has joined as the Director of Urogynecology, as well as to work as a technician in the pelvic floor lab alongside Dr. Illanes. For more information on WHCMA, visit