Business briefs, May 11 edition


Watson Honanie trunk show at Silver Buffalo Gallery

Business briefs, May 11 editionBerlin – Artist Watson Honanie will be at the Silver Buffalo Gallery in Berlin for a trunk show May 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and May 20, from 12 to 5 p.m. An award -winning Hopi artist, Honanie brings his collection of handmade overlay jewelry in gold and silver. See the intricate designs grounded in Hopi culture or design your own piece with the artist! The Silver Buffalo Gallery is located at 23 Coburn Rd., Berlin. For more information, call 978-838-2680 or visit





The Purple Rose celebrates 15-year anniversary, annual tent sale

Northborough – The Purple Rose will celebrate its 15th year of bringing design, home décor and gift-giving products and inspiration to its loyal New England and online clientele. The month of May marks the store's 15th anniversary and will include a 7th annual tent sale May 18 and 19 with up to 75 percent off clearance. Rain or shine. The Purple Rose is a unique home décor and furnishings store offering a warm and inviting atmosphere with products such as distressed furniture, cozy bed linens, rustic French décor, bright and fun rugs, baby products, accessories and more. For the past 14 years, the eight rooms of this unique store housed inside an 1800s colonial home filled with styles ranging from American country antiques, Victorian laces and velvets, shabby chic pastels and ruffles, to the eclectic mix that the home décor evolution has brought it to today. The Purple Rose has successfully managed to keep up with the trends while staying true to New England style. Going into their 15th year, the mother-daughter team of Vicki Martelli and Kimberly Reed aim to continue to please customers with new and fresh products while maintaining their collection of desirable product lines. The Purple Rose is located at 140 Main St. (Route 20), Northborough. Visit them online at


Mother's Day gift certificates at Spring Foot Reflexology & Asian Bodyworks

Northborough – Spring Foot Reflexology & Asian Bodyworks is pleased to offer Mother's Day gift certificates for an hour or more of ultimate relaxation, all at affordable rates. Mom can enjoy a one-hour session that begins with a 15-minute hot-water Tibet mineral foot soaking, while simultaneously receiving a roll/press/rub on head, neck, shoulders, and back and followed by an additional 45-minute roll/press/run on feet and legs. Gift certificates are available for one session or purchase five and receive the sixth free. Spring Foot Reflexology & Asian Bodyworks is located at the corner of 10 Main St. and Route 135 in Northborough.


Harding Allen Estate to host Mother's Day brunch

Barre – The Harding Allen Estate, a magnificent Newport-style mansion in the heart of Massachusetts, will be a hosting a Mother's Day brunch Sunday, May 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Reservations are required. Visit or preview their ad in this week's Community Advocate. The Harding Allen Estate is conveniently located on Route 122, off Barre Common, Barre.


Sharfmans Jewelers continues to build on solid reputation

Business briefs, May 11 editionWorcester – In 1937, Sharfmans Jewelers opened its doors at 521 Main St. in Worcester. The business quickly built a solid reputation in Worcester Country for top-notch customer service and an expansive selection of the finest jewelry available. Sharfmans is now located on Gold Star Boulevard in Worcester and still retains the signature purple awning, a Worcester symbol of quality. “Seventy-five years of service and integrity, is not something we take lightly. We pledge to have our gifts, with the silver gift wrap and the signature purple bow, bring you delight for years to come.”


How to Boil Water: Boot Camp for Beginners at Culinary Underground

Southborough – Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, Culinary Underground School for Home Cooks in Southborough will host How to Boil Water: Boot Camp for Beginners. In this two-day intensive workshop, culinary newbies will learn the absolute basics: how to stock the pantry; how to plan meals; how to shop the grocery store; how to use knives to chop, slice, and dice; and how to make soup, easy sauces, and simple vinaigrettes. Cost is $250 and registration is required. Visit or call 508-904-6589 for more information.


Dale LePage to perform May 19 at Tower Hill

Business briefs, May 11 editionBoylston – Dale LePage, voted “male entertainer of the year” by Worcester Living Magazine readers, will perform Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 p.m., in a special concert at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. LePage will entertain guests with his sultry tones for a cabaret-style concert with accomplished friends Bobby Gadoury and Thomas Spears. Tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for Tower Hill members, and $16 for students. For more information and tickets, call 508-869-6111 or visit Tower Hill is located at 11 French Dr., Boylston.


Elite Academy of Dance takes top honors in Lynn and Worcester

Shrewsbury – Throughout their regional season, Elite Academy of Dance in Shrewsbury has placed overall excellence in all regional dance competitions to date, including Top Studio, Most Technical Dance Studio, the prestigious High Point X-Calibur award, and Choreographer of the Year award. Elite's regional season will end in May and the Elite Company will begin preparations for the Nationals this upcoming July in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For information on Elite and its company, visit or or follow them on twitter @EliteDance_MA.