Business briefs, Sept. 28 edition


Briarwood Retirement Community presents “Visions of Joy & Creativity”

Worcester – Briarwood residents and staff are pleased to present the first “Visions of Joy and Creativity” Art Show to be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m., in the Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Cir, Worcester.? The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will showcase various medium including oil, water color, woodwork, stained glass and enamel on copper.? All artwork is recent, having been completed within the past two years. Music will be provided by The Joy of Music Program. Briarwood is a nonprofit community, offering independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living services, and Knollwood Nursing Center. To find out more about Briarwood, visit





Tower Hill hosts Shades of Autumn Oct. 6 – 8

Boylston – Live animals, heirloom apples, locally made products, and children's crafts will highlight Shades of Autumn, an annual celebration of the harvest season Saturday, Oct. 6, through Monday, Oct. 8 at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston. Tower Hill will be turned into a virtual farmland, featuring beautiful displays of garden produce and a farmer's market, and taste-testing tours of the famous antique apple orchard (2 p.m. each day), children's activities, and more.? Admission for this weekend is free for the residents of Boylston and Tower Hill members. Otherwise, the admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (age 65-plus), $7 for youth 6-18, and free for children under 6 years of age. For a complete schedule, call 508-869-6111 or visit


SNRC receives back-to-back annual DPH deficiency free surveys!

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (SNRC) has received an annual DPH deficiency free survey for the second year in a row, 2011 and 2012. Building on the momentum of 2011's survey, SNRC has implemented consistent staff assignments and intensive training resulting in an exceptional staff that provides quality care. A very small number of nursing and rehabilitation centers in Massachusetts have achieved this goal. SNRC is also proud to announce they will open a Memory Care Unit in September 2012. For more information, call 508-845-6786.


Dental Solutions of Northboro opens

Jasna Kun, D.M.D, Endodontist

Northborough – Dr. Jasna Kun recently purchased a dental practice, Dental Solutions of Northboro, at 367 Main St., and is offering her specialty as well as general dentistry. She received her dental degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine. Upon graduation, she practiced general dentistry in the Boston area, and in 1997 returned to Boston University to specialize in endodontics, receiving her certificate in 1999.? Dr. Kun is an active member of the American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, American Association of Endodontists, Massachusetts Association of Endodontists, and Boston University Alumni Association.? Also, for the past six years, she has been working with the Global Dental team, a nonprofit group that provides dental care for underprivileged children in Vietnam, Nepal, Guatemala and India.


Julio's Liquors honored at Market Watch Leaders Awards Dinner

Ryan Maloney of Julio's Liquors (right) and Marvin Shanken, editor and publisher of Market Watch.

Westborough – New York's St. Regis Hotel recently hosted the biggest players in the drinks industry for Market Watch magazine's much-anticipated annual Leaders Awards Dinner. These prestigious awards pay tribute to the country's most progressive wine, spirits and beer retailers. Seven new Market Watch Leaders were inducted this year, including Ryan Maloney of Julio's Liquors in Westborough. The 20,000-square-foot Julio's Liquors, located on Route 9 East at 140 Turnpike Rd., is stocked with one of the region's widest varieties of beverage alcohol. To find out more about Julio's Liquors, visit





Avidia Charitable Foundation donates $2,500 to Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc.

Shrewsbury – Presenting the check from left to right: Kenneth R. Simms, SVP, Marketing Director of Avidia Bank; Jeffrey Chin, Executive Director of Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services, Inc.; Jimmie L. Ames, AVP, Market Manager of Avidia Bank. The Avidia Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to Shrewsbury Youth & Family 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.