Business briefs, Sept. 21 edition


Tower Hill Botanic Garden participates in Museum Day Live!

Boylston – On Saturday, Sept. 29, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston, will open its doors free of charge along with more than 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! This immensely successful program, in which Tower Hill will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities, encourages learning and the spread of knowledge nationwide. For more information, visit or call 508-869-6111.




Gastonart & Frame celebrates eight years

Shrewsbury – Gastonart & Frame, the family-owned and -operated art and custom picture framing business, is celebrating their eighth anniversary. Gastonart offers custom picture framing solutions and has a PPFA-Certified Picture Framer with over 26 years of experience on staff. In addition to custom and pre-made framing solutions, they now offer digital printing services for artists and art classes for both kids and adults. Gastonart & Frame is the exclusive dealer for the art of John M. Gaston, and is now offering fine art reproductions and original artwork. Gastonart & Frame is located at 257 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. For store hours or more information, visit


Gymnastics Learning Center coaches named “Best Coaches in the State of Massachusetts for 2012”

Nikki and Robert McElroy. Photo/Submitted

Shrewsbury -? Gymnastics Learning Center coaches Nikki and Robert McElroy have been awarded the prestigious title of “Best Coaches in the State of Massachusetts for 2012” by the National USA Gymnastics Association.? The husband-and-wife team were recognized nationally for their superior gymnastics coaching techniques and their tireless dedication to standards of excellence in gymnastics training. Nikki and Robert have been coaches with the Gymnastics Learning Center, located at 574 Lake St. in Shrewsbury, for the past five years, and have led GLC Gymnasts to state, regional and national championships.? For further information, contact the Gymnastics Learning Center at 508-792-1551.



Yesue celebrates seven years as owner of Joy-Den

Pictured l to r: Chad, Joyce, Christine, Bonnie and Mike. Photo/Submitted

Marlborough – Chad Yesue is celebrating seven years as the owner of Joy-Den Jewelry. Located at 209 Main St. in Marlborough, the store was established in 1986 and boasts over 100 years of combined years of service by the designers. For more information and to view the gallery, visit or friend them on Facebook.





Space still available in Alzheimer's caregivers support group

Northborough – Home Instead Senior Care began a caregiver support group this month for anyone who is caring for a loved one who has Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.? The support group is limited to 6 people (there are still spaces available) and meets the second Monday evening of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. in Northborough. Discussions are facilitated and guided towards understanding individual situations and creating solutions to the many different needs of the group. It will be a place to share your feelings, hear from others in similar situations and get help solving mutual problems. You must register to attend. To register, email Felicia Cardone at [email protected] or call 888-377-4446.


Avidia Charitable Foundation donates $3,000 to BayPath Elder Services, Inc.

Hudson – The Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $3,000 to BayPath Elder Services, Inc. Avidia Bank is a $1 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and Shrewsbury.