Business briefs, Oct. 18 edition


World famous dancer coming to Elite Academy of Dance

BB 10.18 danceShrewsbury – Elite Academy of Dance, 910 Boston Turnpike, will host a special event Sunday, Nov. 24, with You Tube sensation Sophia Lucia and her teacher Rachel Sebastian. This event is open to the public and will consist of a master class for three levels and a meet and greet to follow. Lucia is the current Guinness Book of World Records holder for 55 consecutive pirouettes at only age 11. Other credits include “Dancing with the Stars,” “America's got Talent,” Disney's “Shake it up,” and the “Ellen Show.” This event is open to the public, however space is limited. To register, call Elite at 508-842-5500. Elite is located at 910 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury MA 01545.





YMCA to host Spooktacular 5K and fun run

Westborough – The YMCA Boroughs Family Branch, 4 Valente Drive, will be holding its Spooktacular 5K Run/Walk and Children's Fun Run Saturday, Oct. 19. The 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m.; cost is $30. The fun will follow at 9:30 a.m.; cost is $8. At 2 p.m., there will be a free Halloween party featuring a monster hospital, Spiderman's rock wall, crafts, and costume contest. For more information, visit or call 508-870-1320.


GLC celebrates 20 years with Special Olympics

Carie Miele (left), director of GLC's Special Olympics program, presents the plaque to Marianne Frongillo, GLC president.
Carie Miele (left), director of GLC's Special Olympics program, presents the plaque to Marianne Frongillo, GLC president.

Shrewsbury – The Gymnastics Learning Center (GLC) was recently awarded a stained glass Special Olympics plaque to celebrate its 20th anniversary sponsoring Special Olympics gymnastics programs. GLC is also celebrating its 30th anniversary of training gymnasts from toddlers to competitors, with its mission of “Building the pride inside.”? For more information, visit or call 508-792-1551.










Treasure Chest at wedding expo

Northborough – The Treasure Chest designer boutique, with two locations at 269 W. Main St., Northborough, and 277 W Boylston St., West Boylston, will be participating in the upcoming Wedding & Lifestyle Expo. The event will take place at the Beechwood Hotel, 363 Plantation St., Worcester, Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The fashion shows are scheduled for 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.? For more information, visit


Westboro Package Store holds grand opening

Westborough – The Westboro Package Store, 2 W. Main St., will celebrate its Grand Opening Friday, Oct. 25, from 2-7 p.m. with beer and wine tastings. The store, under new ownership, will offer fine wine and spirits, cigars, cigarettes, snacks, Mass lottery, and weekly specials. For more information, call 508-366-2211.


An evening of arts and metals at Heart & Stone Jewelry

BB 10.18 heart and stoneNorthborough – Heart & Stone Jewelry, 269 West Main St., opened its studio doors Oct.10 for an exclusive evening of art and metals. Local artists, family and friends to joined in the celebration as they browsed the work of artist Steven Royster and Heart & Stone's custom designs, and experienced a precious clay demonstration. Owner Julie Booras has created a workspace for all things beautiful and unique. For more information about Heart & Stone Jewelry, stop into the studio Tuesday-Saturday from 11a.m. – 5 p.m. or visit