Business briefs, May 4 edition


Sizzling summer savings with Southborough Recreation

Business briefs, May 4 editionSouthborough – Friends of the Southborough Recreation Department (FOSR) are giving back to the community by providing reduced rate passes for families to purchase. These special passes may be used for any Southborough town recreation programs for children or adults. Vouchers will be sold starting Tuesday, May 29, through Friday, June 1, at the Southborough Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Shop & Explore Metro-West initiative to support the local economy and community food pantries. Fifty-dollar vouchers are offered at a cost of $25 (one voucher per family, please). See the camp page in the May 4 Community Advocate for more information. Visit for program information.


Meet artists Gloria and Artie Yellowhorse

Berlin – The Silver Buffalo Gallery, 23 Coburn Rd., Berlin, will be hosting artists Gloria and Artie Yellowhorse in an exceptional handmade sterling silver jewelry trunk show Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6. Come to this special showing of hundreds of pieces of handmade Navajo sterling silver jewelry with and without semiprecious stones. For more information, call 978-838-2680 or visit Look for their ad in this week's (May 4) Community Advocate.


Seafood workshop May 8 at Culinary Underground

Business briefs, May 4 editionSouthborough -Love fish? Learn how some of today's hottest chefs get creative with what's fresh during “Seafood: Chef-Inspired Fish Entrees” at Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks in Southborough. The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, May 8, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., and students will prepare some fish entrees from well-known chefs, using, of course, sustainable selections. Cost is $75 and registration is requested. Visit CU's modernized Southborough location at 21 Turnpike Road/Route 9 in Brickyard Square, where there's plenty of room to experiment and learn. Visit or call 508-904-6589 for more information.


Primrose Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Business briefs, May 4 editionBoylston – The annual New England Primrose Show will return to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston, May 5 to 6. In addition to the indoor displays of blooming plants at the show, lectures and guided tours will provide cultural instructions for growing primroses in home gardens. Alpine and rock garden plants and supplies will also be for sale. The Primrose Show is included with regular admission to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, which is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $7 for youth ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6 and WCHS members. For more information, call 508-869-6111 or visit



Dr. Poulos hosts Cellulaze presentation

Framingham – From 5:30 to 8 p.m., Dr. Cynthia Poulos of Classique Medical Spa will hold a presentation on Cellulaze from Cynosure, the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that causes cellulite. The presentation takes place at Sheraton Tara, 1657 Worcester Rd. (Route 9 west), Framingham. Space is limited and RSVP required. Donations of $10 to the Fresh Air Fund will be accepted at the door. To register or for more information, visit


Reliant Medical Group's Westborough adult primary care office among distinguished sites

Westborough – Worcester-based Reliant Medical Group recently received Tier 3 Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), making the organization the only health care provider in the Worcester area to receive such a distinction. Each of Reliant's 13 free-standing adult primary care practices has achieved this status, including the practice on East Main Street in Westborough. The standards for this NCQA recognition require high levels of performance in six critical areas, including access to care, use of electronic data to manage high-risk patients, proper planning and management of care processes, providing proper resources for self-care when chronically ill, tracking and coordinating care among various healthcare providers, and measuring and continuously improving performance.


Avidia Bank announces officer promotions

Business briefs, May 4 edition
Neil E. Buckley. Photo/Submitted
Business briefs, May 4 edition
Jill Mollica. Photo/Submitted

Hudson – Mark R. O”Connell, President & CEO of Avidia Bank, announced two recent officer promotions at the bank. Neil E. Buckley was named Senior Vice President for Risk, Security and Compliance, while Jill Mollica was promoted to Cash Management Officer. Buckley joined the bank in 2001 as the Retail Banking Manager and was promoted to Vice President and Security Officer in 2004, in addition to his retail banking duties. He became the Risk and Security Officer in 2008. Mollica came to Avidia in 2008, becoming a Cash Management Analyst, and has assumed various duties in the department prior to this promotion. She has extensive prior banking experience, most recently at Commerce Bank.


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