News from Judy A. Hermans School of Dance
Shrewsbury – This past summer, 22 dancers from Judy A. Hermans School of Dance performed at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania. This was the dance studio's first time performing on a Hershey Park stage. In July 2014, JAH Dance will be heading to Walt Disney World, Orlando to perform for the studio's sixth time. JAH Dance is still accepting fall enrollment. Call 508-842-4999 or visit jahdance.com for more information.
Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to host open house
Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be hosting an open house to celebrate local veterans Sunday, Nov. 3, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at its 40 Julio Drive location. (Please note this is the correct time – the wrong time was inadvertently printed in last week's issue of the Community Advocate).
The special guest will be Michael Bellows of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.? All are invited to enjoy a breakfast buffet. Tours of the facility will also be available. RSVP to Latasha Hughes at 508-845-6786.
Cassidy is named as Head of School at Bancroft
Worcester – The Bancroft School Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint James P. “Trey” Cassidy III as the next Head of School, effective July 1, 2014.
Cassidy will succeed Scott Reisinger who has served in that position since 1999. According to a press release from the school, Cassidy “fully embraces the School's mission to create a diverse community of good people who are lifelong learners, teachers of others, and citizens of the globe, and we look forward to his leadership in the years to come.”
Cassidy is currently Assistant Head of School and Head of Upper School at University Liggett School, a Pre-K?12, 600-student, coeducational day school in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. For more information visit www.bancroftschool.org.
Fallon appoints Shrewsbury philanthropist to board of directors
Shrewsbury – Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP) announced the appointment of Shrewsbury resident James R. Buonomo to its board of directors.
For over 34 years, Buonomo held leadership roles at Nypro, Inc., a $1.2 billion global solutions provider of manufactured precision plastic products in Clinton. As an experienced board chair, member and senior executive, he continues to deliver financial and governance expertise to not only Fallon Community Health Plan's Board of Directors, but also to the University of Massachusetts” Board of Trustees where he serves on the Audit and Finance Committees.
Buonomo is also an active philanthropist with a special interest in volunteering and providing financial support to academic and youth services.
Golden Pond to host Lecture Series
Hopkinton – Mal Allard, LPN and owner of “Their Real World” will speak at Golden Pond Assisted Living in Hopkinton Saturday, Nov. from 9-11 a.m. as a continuation of its “Saturday Morning Lecture Series.”? This month's topic is “When Challenging Behaviors Challenge You! Help is here! Successful Interventions and the Reasons Why!”
Allard is an expert in working with and care partnering with people who have dementia.? She will address such issues as how taking care of an individual's immediate need can produce a decrease in unusual behaviors.? She will give tips on how to redirect people with dementia as the behaviors are occurring.
A free nursing contact hour [CEU] will be available. The talk is free and open to all and breakfast will be provided. For more information, call 508-435-1250.
Realtor/Broker Rybicki now based in Northborough
Northborough – Barbara Rybicki, a local Realtor and Broker, is pleased to announce that she is now working out of the new RE/MAX Prestige office located at 269 West Main St. Northborough. Rybicki has over nine years of experience in the real estate industry and has been a top selling and listing agent for several years for single family homes in the Grafton area. She can be reached at her new home via email, Barbara@BarbaraRealtor.net or on her cell, 508-415-1465.
Gerardo's European Bakery now open
Westborough – Gerardo's European Bakery is now open at its new 232 Turnpike Rd. (Route 9 East) location and will be offering a wide variety of European baked goods, breads and specialty cakes. Owner Gerardo Sarli has been in the bakery business for over 30 years focusing on providing his customers with quality and customer satisfaction. With the holidays around the corner order your European baked goods soon at either the Westborough location or its 339 West Boylston St., West Boylston, site. Visit Gerardo's website at www.gerardoseuropeanbakery.com.
Leandres to perform in “The Nutcracker”
Westborough – Angelina Leandres, a dance student at Laurene Aldorisio's Academy of Dance Expressions, Westborough, has earned three roles in the Dance Prism's “The Nutcracker.” Angelina also earned a place in the Dance Prism's Touring Cast. She will be performing the roles of a Mouse, a Candy Cane and a Harp Angel. She will perform at Mechanics Hall on Dec.? 15, as well as in the Dance Prism's Nutcracker productions in Fall River, Andover and Littleton.
Angelina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Leandres of Holden, has studied dance with Dance Expressions since the age of three and is an honor roll student at Wachusett Regional High School.
Tower Hill to host “Orchids in Wonderland”
Boylston – Tower Hill Botanic Garden will host “Orchids in Wonderland” Friday, Nov. 1, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show is presented by the Massachusetts Orchid Society (MOS). Admission to the show is included with regular paid admission to the Garden; free to Tower Hill members and MOS members.
For more information visit http://www.towerhillbg.org. Tower Hill is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston.
ActiveRx celebrates grand opening
Westborough – Local and state officials celebrated the grand opening of the Westborough ActiveRx Active Aging Center Oct. 23. The center is located at 24 Lyman St., Suite 140, Westborough.
ActiveRx is an Arizona-based company that features programs geared towards mature adults to enable them to be able to recover, maintain and enhance their abilities to live an active, independent lifestyle. To learn more visit http://www.activerx.com.