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Collaboration of Tufts, Worcester students benefits city’s pets

June 17th, 2015

A cat gets a check up, courtesy of students in the Tufts at Tech program. 
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Grafton – Something praiseworthy has been happening during the past few years regarding animal care. The Tufts at Tech Program has joined the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton with Worcester Technical High School to teach high school students animal care so that they may become Certified Veterinary Assistants or Certified Veterinary Technicians. And in the process, animal owners who would otherwise not have been able to afford costly veterinary care have such for their pets and other animals.

Meagher is guest speaker at chamber’s BFF meeting

June 17th, 2015

( l to r): Tracy Turczynski; Danielle Delaini, Karen Chapman, Corridor Nine president; Bette O’Reilly, Corridor Nine chair, board of directors; Pam Stevens; Honorable Denise L. Meagher;  Denise Kapulka, Stacy Cataldo, and Lydia Goldblatt
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By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor Region – The Honorable Denise L. Meagher was the guest speaker at the June 9 meeting of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Forward Females (BFF) meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriot in Marlborough. Meagher is a First Justice in the commonwealth of Massachusetts Probate and Family [...]

Stop smoking or lose weight with ‘Riel’ hypnosis

June 17th, 2015

Richard Riel

Region – Richard Riel, a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist for the past 30 years offers his clients the “Riel Way” Hypnosis Method at the New England Clinical Hypnosis Center. As a 30-year, three-pack-a-day smoker, he was motivated to develop a method of hypnosis and behavior modification. Since employing this technique, 98 percent of his clients have no withdrawal after they stop smoking. Through his program, Riel have helped thousands of people stop smoking or lose weight, even those who have thought “It won’t work for me!” or “I can’t be hypnotized.”

Casa Vallarta – Classic, delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices

June 11th, 2015

Jorge Ramos, Casa Vallarta’s manager 
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Northborough – On a recent Sunday afternoon, my husband and I stopped in at Casa Vallarta for lunch. By the time we left an hour later, we were totally stuffed but still had enough food left over for our two teenage sons to have a nice hearty snack later that evening.

Get In Shape for Women: empower your life through body transformation

June 11th, 2015

Get in Shape for Women's Westborough trainers (l to r) Casandra Kane, Andrea Longo, Pam Sarafin and Julie Vander Baan provide support and encouragement for clients. 
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Westborough – It seems every day there is yet another gym or program opening up that promises to help you lose weight. At the two Get in Shape for Women studios owned by sisters Jody Chaffee and Toni Parr, in Northborough and Westborough, respectively, there is a different philosophy.

Bette O’Reilly installed as new chair of Corridor Nine

June 11th, 2015

Bette O’Reilly
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Region – Bette O’Reilly, assistant vice president and branch manager of Commerce Bank in Westborough, was installed as the new chair of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Meeting held on May 28. O’Reilly will be serving a 2-year term.

All Car Care offers services for all your vehicle needs

June 11th, 2015

The All Car Care team
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Southborough – For the last 30 years, Rick Meisenheimer has owned a full-service auto body and mechanic shop, All Car Care, located at 77 School St. Every day Meisenheimer and his team work on a variety of vehicles, new and old, domestic and foreign, whether they need general maintenance or collision repair and restorations if they have been in an accident.

Area students awarded scholarships at barbecue

June 5th, 2015

Giselle R. Rodriguez Hologic Scholarship recipients Kailyn Palaima (second from left) and Alysha McGovern (fourth from left) gather with representatives of Hologic, Inc.: (l to r) Brenda Geary, regulatory affairs specialist; Anne Liddy, assistant general counsel, Joyce Bourgeois, senior paralegal, and Mike Carenzo, assistant general counsel.

Marlborough – Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce (MRCC) members met with families of college-bound students June 4 for the annual Scholarship Night at Wayside Racquet & Swim Club.

Scopetski receives Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier Award

June 4th, 2015

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Northborough – Karen Scopetski of Northborough, a sales associate affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Northborough, has been recognized with the Coldwell Banker® International President’s Premier award. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 1 percent of approximately 87,000 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

Colonial Candies: Sweet spot by the highway

June 4th, 2015

Grace and Richard Hebert 
File photo/Nancy Brumback

Bolton – The gracious white colonial, majestic pillars flanking its front entrance, is tucked into the bend of a road cradled by the highway, and has been a familiar landmark for travelers on I-495 for many years.

Richard Hebert said that he and his wife, Grace, selected the location for their business, Colonial Candies, with just that reason in mind: visibility and easy access from the highway. In the late 1970s, the Heberts moved their candy company, family-run since 1917, from Worcester to its current location at 47 Sugar Road, directly off exit 27 in Bolton. There they constructed the impressive building, with its traditional post and beam structural elements, to house the business.

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