Business Briefs, June 24 edition


Summer tent sale at Lyman Street, Westborough

Beginning Thursday, June 23, a number of local retailers located at Lyman Street in Westborough will be celebrating their “Kick-Off to Summer” with a weekend tent sale event. Taking place outside the shops at 30 Lyman St., a number of women's fashion boutiques will be hosting an exciting clearance sale shopping event, complete with huge discounts and special event only deals. From designer jeans and dresses, to one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories, the merchandise will suit just about any needs for your summer plans and beyond. The event runs June 23 to 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. For more information, visit, or


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


Peggy's Place open during construction

Peggy's Place Boutique, One Grafton Common, Grafton, would like the public to know that the store is open during construction. Plenty of free parking is available behind the building and, if that is full, permission has been granted to park at the Grafton Inn or Magills. Owner Peggy Marshall is looking forward to the Annual Summer Clearance her customers wait for each year. Look forward to great discounts on famous name casual and dressy apparel, handbags and jewelry – shop early for best selection. Summer hours are Tuesdays 12 to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sundays 12 to 4 p.m. Visit for more information.

Summer appetizers workshop at Culinary Underground

Learn some new tricks for putting the heat into summer appetizers Tuesday, July 7, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., with the Feelin” Hot, Hot, Hot: Summer Appetizers workshop at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks. Recipes that will be prepared and tasted include fiery black-eyed pea falafel, red pepper sauce, Panama City ceviche and Thai green papaya salad cups. The cost is $75 and registration is required. Now that Culinary Underground is in its brand-new location at 21 Turnpike Rd. (Route 9 in Brickyard Square) Southborough, there's even more room to experiment and learn. For more information or to register, visit


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


Book your events at Prindle Conference Center

Prindle Pond Conference Center is now accepting reservations for retreats, weddings, and college, youth groups and corporate events for 2012. A few slots are still open for the remainder of 2011 and those interested should e-mail Leanne at to secure a date. The natural, scenic, peaceful setting located at 19 Harrington Rd. in Charlton is a wonderful facility to host that special event or meeting. To find out more, 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


Fallon Clinic welcomes Dr. Mark to medical team

Fallon Clinic, a large multi-specialty medical group practice in central Massachusetts, has announced the addition of Dr. Seamus Mark to its medical team. He will practice in Fallon Clinic's Department of Family Practice in Westborough. Dr. Mark received his undergraduate degree at Brown University and his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, he completed his internship and residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester. Fallon Clinic is a separate entity from Fallon Community Health Plan and accepts all major forms of insurance. For more information, visit