Business briefs, Jan. 18 edition


Start the new year right with nutrition counseling

Northborough – Are you ready to kick off the New Year with a healthy diet that fits your lifestyle and can help control chronic disease? Consider individualized nutrition counseling with an experienced professional. Eloise Colasanto-Saia, RD, LDN, CDE, is pleased to announce the opening of her new office at 38 Southwest Cutoff (Route 20) in Northborough. As a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, she provides nutrition counseling and personalized meal planning to clients with a variety of medical conditions, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease and hypertension, as well as anyone who wants to eat a balanced diet for healthy living. Contact Eloise at 508-340-0729 or [email protected].


U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center holds discipline camp

Business briefs, Jan. 18 edition

Shrewsbury/Worcester – The U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center in Shrewsbury and Worcester recently held their 13th annual 24-hour discipline camp.? Each of the students trained for 24 straight hours at the Worcester studio from 6 p.m. Nov. 31 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Those from the Shrewsbury studio who “survived” included? Nathaniel Sterns, Gustavo Galvez, Joshua Garcia, Todd Hay, Sam Mahler, Oscar Valencia Jr., Chris and Tyler Virdinlia, Justin Hardiman, Zachary Baldino, Henry Lonstein, and Patrick Tai, while those from the Worcester studio were Anthony Lam, Jeffrey Bergeron, Salvatore Iaconi, Daniel Rivera, Jaycee Campos, Connor Spillane, Samuel Witkowski, Julien Price-Artavia, and Elijah Walsh. To find out about U.S. Tae Kwon Do Center, visit



United Bank to hold Northborough grand opening Jan. 19

Northborough – United Bank will be celebrating the grand opening of its new office at 6 Church St., Northborough, Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You'se invited to stop by for food (prepared onsite by Flying Rhino) and fun, to meet the WXLO Street Team, and a chance to win a grand prize gourmet gift basket filled with goodies, including four tickets to Worcester's Best Chef competition and gift cards from Flying Rhino and Wegmans. To find out more about United Bank, visit


Open house Jan. 27 at St. Bernadette School

Northborough – St. Bernadette School in Northborough, located at 266 Main St. (Route 20), invites the community to an open house Sunday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Jan. 27, there will be a complimentary breakfast after the 11 a.m. Mass. Committed to providing a challenging, quality education which combines rigorous academic standards with a strong spiritual foundation, St. Bernadette School includes PreK3 through grade 8. To find out more, call 508-351-9905, email [email protected], or visit


Celebrate Valentine's Day in style at the Willard House

North Grafton – The Willard House and Clock Museum, in collaboration with Pecorino Country Cheese Shop, will present a special program Saturday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., to commemorate Valentine's Day. Guests will be seated in the museum's main clock gallery and served a variety of indulgent cheeses, local and imported, with condiment pairings, hand-made chocolates, and exquisite wine pairings.? The program also features music and a romantically inspired selection on exhibit from the museum's collection. Seating is limited and advanced reservations are required at $29 per person (discount for members of the Willard House and Clock Museum, Grafton Historical Society and Apple Tree Arts). For more information, contact the Willard House and Clock Museum at 508-839-3500.


Rocky's Ace Hardware pet food drive a success

Business briefs, Jan. 18 edition

Springfield – Rocky's Ace Hardware, a family-owned business with 33 neighborhood-based stores, is proud to announce the results of their second annual pet food drive. Well over three tons (6,556 lbs.) of pet food, along with beds, leashes, treats, toys and cleaning supplies, were collected and delivered to local animal shelters. Each of the 33 Rocky's Ace Hardware stores partnered with an area Humane Society or shelter to collect food this holiday season for the much forgotten and unfortunate animals in our own community. The neighborhood paint, hardware, garden center and pet store chain has been in continuous operation, under the same family ownership, since the first store opened in Springfield in 1926. For more information, please visit


Reliant Medical Group selected to 11th annual Physician Group Honor Roll

Worcester – Reliant Medical Group has been selected to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care's 11th annual Physician Group Honor Roll for the fifth time. Out of 132 eligible participating providers from Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire, Reliant was one of only 29 to be recognized as “With Distinction,” meaning the organization has exceeded the national 90th percentile on all domains used in the evaluation. Locally, only one other provider in Worcester County was named to the Honor Roll, with only Reliant having received the additional distinction. Reliant Medical Group accepts all major forms of health insurance. For more information on Reliant Medical Group, visit


Fay School eighth-graders make wishes come true

Business briefs, Jan. 18 edition

Southborough – On Jan. 9, eighth-grade students at Fay School presented a check for $862 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The students, who are members of art teacher Billy Claire's and English teacher Deb Smith's advisory groups, sold “candy cane grams” (for $1 each) to Fay students, faculty, and staff in December. Dan Plante, a “wish-granting volunteer” from Oxford, accepted the check on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Over nine years, Mr. Claire's and Ms. Smith's advisory groups have raised a total of $7,212 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Fay School is an independent, co-ed school for grades PreK-9, with boarding for grades 7-9, located in Southborough.


Flora in Winter at Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Boylston – In the clutch of winter, two Central Massachusetts cultural institutions collaborate on an exhibition of fresh floral arrangements and artistic masterworks that conjure the sights and scents of a warmer climate.? Flora in Winter, on view Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, features fresh floral arrangements interpreting works of art at the Worcester Art Museum and “A Midwinter's Dream” at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. Garden club members and floral designers from throughout central New England have volunteered to create the arrangements. To find out more, call 508-869-6111 or visit

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