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Hudson High gymnast returns to the sport she loves

April 14th, 2015

Ava Sandford (Photo/submitted)

Hudson/Marlborough – At Hudson High School, freshman Ava Sandford is one of the leading gymnasts on her varsity team. Over the years, she has taken part in countless competitions and her love of gymnastics continues to grow.

Hundreds help Northborough boy bump for cancer cause

April 14th, 2015

Liam playing hockey with Boston Bruins mascot "Blades"

Northborough – Nearly 500 Northborough friends and fans of came out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to support nine-year-old Liam Fitzgerald fundraising event, “Get Your Bump On.”

SpencerBANK donates land to Habitat for Humanity

April 11th, 2015

(l to r) Terry McGoldrick, finance director, Habitat for Humanity—MetroWest/Greater Worcester; K. Michael Robbins, president and CEO, SpencerBANK; Tim Firment, executive director, Habitat for Humanity—MetroWest/Greater Worcester; and Randal D. Webber, executive vice president and chief lending officer, SpencerBANK and board member for Habitat for Humanity—MetroWest/Greater Worcester. (Photo/submitted)

Region – SpencerBANK recently donated over 14 acres (five parcels) of land in Sturbridge to Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester. SpencerBANK’s donation will aid the organization in carrying out its mission of building simple, decent, affordable homes for low-income families. Habitat homes are built solely through donations and volunteerism to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness in [...]

Avidia donates to the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development

April 11th, 2015

(l to r) Kristin Costello, Clinton Branch manager of Avidia Bank; Theresa Kane, chief operating officer of the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development; Ron Notaro, vice president and CRO of Avidia Bank; Carlos, a first time skier on Ski Day for the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development; and Michael Lundquist, CEO of the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,500 to the Polus Center for Social and Economic Development. This donation helped support the Ski Day at Wachusett Mountain for those with developmental disabilities. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, Marlborough, Northborough and [...]

Your Home – April 10, 2015

April 9th, 2015

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Here is the special “Your Home” supplement that was included in the April 10, 2015 issue of the Community Advocate.

Bean Counter Bakery inducted into hall of fame

April 8th, 2015

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Region – The Bean Counter Bakery has been inducted into The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Exceptional wedding professionals who have earned four or more The Knot Best of Weddings awards are inducted into this prestigious hall of fame. The winners represent the top 2 percent of wedding vendors. Bean Counter Bakery has [...]

Mr. Sandless – The quick solution to beautiful floors

April 8th, 2015

Frank Pupillo, the owner of the Mr. Sandless franchise which covers central Massachusetts
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Region – A beautiful finished hardwood floor not only is pleasing; it adds value to your home or business. And although there are many ways you can finish the floor yourself, for the best results, this is one job that should be left to the professionals.

Frank Pupillo is the owner of the Mr. Sandless franchise which covers central Massachusetts. The business uses a method to finish floors just as its name states – no sanding is used. Instead, they use a specialized high speed floor machine, an assortment of different abrasive pads, and a non-toxic wet solution to first prepare your floor.

Local students awarded scholastic awards from Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce

April 3rd, 2015

Recipients of the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce 2015 Scholastic Awards

Region – At the March 24th membership breakfast sponsored by Clinton Savings Bank, the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce honored its 2015 Scholastic and “Champion of Education” award recipients with over 165 members and guests in attendance at the Doubletree Hotel in Westborough. Corridor Nine awarded $11,500 total in scholastic awards to 12 graduating high [...]

Center encourages financial fitness, self-sufficiency

April 3rd, 2015

(l) Bruce LeBlanc and Bill Burger, volunteer income tax assistance preparers 
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Marlborough- Bill, who was recently divorced, is trying to establish his own living accommodations, support his two children and run his own small business. He wants to be independent but doesn’t know how. Through his church he learned about the Financial Fitness Center, conducted by the Marlborough Community Development Corporation (MCDC). Its mission is to encourage financial self-sufficiency through education and coaching services.

Avidia Bank donates to Farley Elementary School

April 1st, 2015

(l to r) Mark R. O’Connell, president and CEO, Avidia Bank; Lisette Zinner, Donalene Groom and Stacy McLeod, reading specialists at Farley Elementary School; Rachel Scanlon, Farley assistant principal; and Lisette Arbelli, Hudson South branch manager, Avidia Bank. (Photo/submitted)

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to the C.A. Farley Elementary School in Hudson to help support the needs of struggling readers and help provide quality, research-based materials to use in the classroom. Avidia Bank is a $1.2 billion mutual community bank, headquartered in Hudson, with branches in Hudson, Westborough, Clinton, Leominster, [...]

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