Business briefs, Dec. 2 edition


Marlborough Historical Society presents Festival of Trees/Christmas on the Farm

The fourth annual Festival of Trees is being held Dec. 2 through 4 at Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church's Hellenic Hall, 9 Cashman St., in downtown Marlborough. This year's festival includes Santa's Workshop, Candyland, holiday decorations, miniature Victorian village and train display, crafters, Santa Claus, animated displays from Edaville USA Railway and dozens of beautiful trees, all to be raffled off. Also, Dec. 10, enter the magical, decorative setting of Christmas at the Farm, which will be held at 377 Elm St., Marlborough. For a schedule, visit


Spring announces “Law For Your Life” upcoming topics

Local attorney Carolyn Spring has announced the upcoming topic for her new show on Westborough Cable TV, “Law For Your Life.” Each show discusses and provides information on a legal or financial topic. December's show, with Police Chief Al Gordon, is on party host liability and on what happens if stopped for drunk driving. The shows are also available online at (click on public channel). If you would like to suggest a topic or have questions, visit The Law Office of Carolyn Spring is conveniently located at 1900 West Park Dr., Suite 280, Westborough.


Culinary Underground holds special holiday workshop Dec. 8

Thursday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., join the chefs at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks for a special holiday workshop. “Feast of the Seven Fishes” is a Christmas Eve tradition for Italian-Americans that includes seven different fish and shellfish to celebrate “la viglia.” The seafood selections will focus on sustainable seafood choices. On the menu, so far are classic fried smelts, North Beach-style cioppino, and scallops and pasta en papillote. Cost for the workshop is $85. Culinary Underground is located at 21 Turnpike Rd. (Route 9 West) in Southborough. Visit to register or for more information.


StarSeed Day Spa holds Holiday Open House Dec. 10

StarSeed Day Spa, 3C Colonial Dr., Westborough, is celebrating five years of service! Join them at their Holiday Open House Saturday, Dec. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., for beauty demos featuring Clarisonic and PCA products, chair massage, delicious snacks, shop for stocking stuffers and gift certificates. Bring a non-perishable donation for area food banks to be entered in a drawing to win free services. The staff at StarSeed Day Spa wishes everyone happy holidays. For more information on StarSeed Day Spa, visit


Pets Gone Healthy receives 2011 Family Business Association Award

Pets Gone Healthy, 505 Boston Post Rd. West (Route 20) on the Marlborough/Northborough line, was recently named a finalist for the Massachusetts Family Business Awards 2011, held by Northeastern University Center for Family Business, and was presented a plaque for their Small Business Achievements in the 50-or-less Employee Category. Their nomination represents one of six Small Businesses of the Year in the state of Massachusetts. These prestigious awards were presented Nov. 3 at a ceremony in Cambridge. Pets Gone Healthy and its owners, Sandie and Ken Wheeler, carry all-natural and high-quality pet products for dogs and cats.


Avidia Bank and Charitable Foundation receive award

Nov. 18, Avidia Bank and the Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation were recognized at the Association of Fundraising Professionals” 10th Annual National Philanthropy Day Celebration luncheon, held at Cyprian Keyes. The 2011 Philanthropist of Distinction Award was presented to Avidia Bank Leadership Team President Mark O”Connell, Senior Vice President for Marketing Ken Simms and Senior Vice President for Human Resources Carol Parker for their dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW). Avidia Bank and the Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation have been key supporters of the BGCMW for more than 14 years. Since 1997, they have invested over $550,000 in BGCMW including a major capital gift for the Hudson Clubhouse.


Northborough Holiday Trolley to be held Dec. 10

For the seventh year, the Holiday Trolley will ride up and down Main Street Saturday, Dec. 10, from 12 to 6 p.m., in Northborough. The Holiday Trolley will stop at participating retailers, restaurants and local businesses to give local residents and those from surrounding towns an opportunity to spread some cheer while they holiday shop and mingle. The ride is free and folks are encouraged to get off at each stop on the trolley tour to see what their local businesses are up to. Whether it is Santa, cupcake samples or discounts and raffles from the participants, there is something for everyone. The trolley will end at the town center for the annual tree-lighting ceremony.


Toys for Tots drop-off at Sea Dog Steak and Ale

Business briefs, Dec. 2 editionSea Dog Steak and Ale, 318 Main St., Northborough, is pleased to announce that they are a Toys for Tots drop-off location. Also, watch for their many weekly events and offers every other week on the Community Advocate's Dining Guide pages or visit them online at or Facebook.

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