Business briefs, Sept. 14 edition


Business briefs, Sept. 14 editionStop by New England Tire Sept. 15 during Applefest

Northborough – New England Tire is planning some special Applefest festivities Saturday, Sept. 15, as they will be offering free cookout food, such as hamburgers, hotdogs, etc., as well as coffee, popcorn and candy apples. Drop by the 367 West Main St. location for a bite to eat, and while there feel free to ask the experts about any car care questions and introduce yourself to the staff.






ArtmakerZ announces fall art schedule

Shrewsbury – ArtmakerZ at Gastonart & Frame announces its fall art classes for kids and adults. Registration is going on now for two children's classes and a new adult watercolor class with artist John M. Gaston. Kids will learn the fundamentals of art while creating fun and exciting projects, while adults learn the foundations of traditional watercolor painting, as well as proven tips and techniques. Classes begin in this month. For more information, please visit ArtmakerZ is located at 257 Boston Tpke. in Shrewsbury.


EFT workshop Sept. 15 in Northborough

Northborough – Do you suffer from anxiety, worry, depression, or continual negative thinking? EFT is a perfect tool that can help with these things and more. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a powerful self-help application based on traditional Chinese medicine that can be an invaluable tool for releasing negative emotions, eliminating limiting beliefs, and managing daily stress.? A three-hour lively, interactive workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 12 p.m., at Northboro Chiropractic Center, 6 Maple St., Northborough. The cost is $39. To register or for more information, RSVP to Tina Marian at 508-523-7132 or [email protected].


Begonia and Gesneriad Show Sept. 22 – 23 at Tower Hill

Business briefs, Sept. 14 editionBoylston – The Buxton Branch of the American Begonia Society and the New England Chapter of the Gesneriad Society will showcase its finest flowers at Tower Hill Botanic Garden during a special show and sale Sept. 22 and 23. This annual show offers the opportunity to discover the diversity of these two popular houseplants. In connection with this combined show, there will be a plant sale, where visitors may purchase rare begonias and gesneriads, with experts on hand and literature on how best to grow them and propagate them.? Admission to the event is included with general admission to Tower Hill, 11 French Dr. in Boylston. For more information, call 508-869-6111 or visit



MAR's Charitable Foundation awards housing grants

Business briefs, Sept. 14 editionRegion – The MAR (Mass Association of Realtors) Charitable Foundation awarded $14,500 in grants to a record 15 housing and homeless assistance organizations in Massachusetts at the Board of Directors meeting held recently. The housing grant program was initiated to complement the volunteer support and financial assistance that local Realtor Associations across Massachusetts are already providing to shelters, soup kitchens, affordable housing agencies, and traditional housing programs in their communities. Project Just Because was one of the recipients that was awarded a $1,500 grant. Pictured are Cherylann Lambert, president of Project Just Because, and Bernie Calvario, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker, presenting the MAR check to PJB.








Avidia Bank makes donation to the American Red Cross

Business briefs, Sept. 14 editionHudson – Avidia Bank recently donated $1,720 to the American Red Cross from the proceeds of backpack sales created for the “Emergency Preparedness Disaster” Campaign. From l to r: Patricia A. Gauthier, director of Foundation Giving & Community Support for American Red Cross, and Tammy A. Robidas, marketing coordinator of Avidia Bank. Avidia Bank is a $1 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.