Business Briefs, Sept. 30 Edition


The Green Thumb holds Fall Festival Oct. 1

The Green Thumb, Route 9 West in Westborough, will be holding a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Country Felix will provide live music from noon to 4 p.m. and there will also be free face painting, moon walk for kids, petting zoo and play area. A Blueberry Pie eating contest will be held at 2 p.m. and bring your thinking caps for some fun trivia contests. There will be cider doughnuts, apple dumplings, and Green Thumb's famous Atomic Whoopie Pies, as well as cotton candy, popcorn, dogs and more. For more information, friend them on Facebook or visit the website


Call-in ordering, store pick-up available at Roche Bros.

With Roche Bros. Supermarkets announcing call-in ordering and store pick-up, it's never been easier for customers to do their grocery shopping. Roche Bros., located at 1100 Union St. (Bay State Commons), in Westborough, now offers the option of placing your order online at and choosing a time to pick up your groceries at the store location. This makes it easier for those who want the convenience of online ordering, but would prefer to pick up their order. With online ordering, customers have twice the available items as other home delivery services, the same low in-store pricing online, a personal shopper dedicated to picking and placing your order, the same quality and selection that you find at your local Roche Bros. store, and Roche Bros. quality and service guarantee. Look for the Roche Bros. insert in the Sept. 30 edition.


Shades of Autumn at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Live animals, heirloom apples, locally made products, and children's crafts will highlight the Shades of Autumn, an annual celebration of the harvest season, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, through Monday (Columbus Day), Oct. 10. Tower Hill will be turned into a virtual farmland, featuring beautiful displays of garden produce and a farmer's market, and taste-testing tours of the famous antique apple orchard (2 p.m. each day) with 119 varieties of pre-20th-century apples. Admission will be free for the residents of Boylston. Tower Hill is located at 11 French Dr., in Boylston. For a schedule of events, admission costs or more information on Tower Hill, visit


Upcoming programs at Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community

Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community, located at 65 Briarwood Cir. in Worcester, has announced a series of upcoming programs throughout October. All programs will take place in the Birches Auditorium and the schedule is subject to change. The programs include Duo Divertimento Oct. 11; “Science in Our Lives” Oct. 13 and 20; Art Matters Art Appreciation Program: Portraits Oct. 18; and guitarist Ken Lelen with “A Fine Romance: Love Songs 1942-1956” Oct. 25. To find out more about these and other programs offered at Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community, visit




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