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35 Chauncy Street Westboro, MA. 01581

(508) 366-1222 info@thewestboroclub.com

www.thewestboroclub.com BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Westboro Tennis & Swim Club is a locally owned and operated full service health and wellness club that provides superior facilities and instruction in tennis, fitness and aquatics. In addition, Westboro Tennis & Swim Club recently expanded to include a new Kids Club and Kids Gym. From youth programs to Silver Sneakers there is truly something for everyone! BACKGROUND/LOCATION: Westboro Tennis and Swim Club has been serving the Metro West area for over 40 years. We offer over 100,000 square feet of diverse activity and are located just a couple minutes west of Interstate 495 - just 1 mile north of Route 9 off Lyman Street. The Club is close to all major routes and yet, is nestled on 10 wooded acres with the feel of country. GOALS: Our commitment is to promote health and wellness through recreation, fitness, and education, exemplified by our distinctive facilities, programs, personal service, and staff. AWARDS: As an IHRSA club (International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association) and a NEHRSA club (New England Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association), Westboro Tennis & Swim Club is a full service fitness and recreation facility offering programs, facilities and staffing for swimming, fitness, group exercise, and tennis. Westboro Tennis & Swim Club was voted “Club of the Year” by USA Tennis New England in 2002 and is a proud member of the Westborough Rotary Club and Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce. H UR : Monday – Th HOURS: Thursd ursday day 5:30am-10:00pm, 5 Friday 5:30am-9:00pm, and Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-8:00pm


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782 Boston Post Road, Marlborough

(508) 485-2227 www.postroadcarpet.com

Quality Customer Service Since 1965

HOURS: Mon., Tues., Weds. & Fri. 9-5, Thurs. 9-6, Sat. 9-5, Closed Sunday

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Post Road Carpet of Marlboro, Massachusetts offers the largest collection of carpets, remnants and area rugs in the MetroWest area. We sell and install brand-name carpets for residential and commercial use, and keep a large in-stock inventory. BACKGROUND: Post Road Carpet was established in 1965. We have been at our location on Route 20 in Marlborough, Massachusetts for over 47 years. We have the largest showroom, office and warehouse facility in the MetroWest area of Mass. BUSINESS HISTORY: Post Road Carpet is a member of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Throughout the years, we have been active in our community, supporting the endeavors of our youngest. We have sponsored teams and/or fund-raising events for the Marlborough Youth Baseball Association and the MetroWest Boys and Girls Club. Our residential and commercial

carpeting i customers are llocated d iin the h Middlesex, Worcester, Norfolk, and Suffolk counties of Massachusetts. Marlborough, Framingham, Worcester, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Northborough, Southborough, Westborough, Ashland, and Hopkinton are some of the cities and towns that we frequently service. GOALS: Our goal is to provide quality products at reasonable and discounted prices. Our focus is on our customers, providing them with superior customer service. We strive to meet customers’ needs in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. With our large on-hand inventory, we can have your new carpet installed days after you make your selection. AWARDS: Winner of the Talk of the Town Award 2011 for excellence in customer service.

Westborough Since its incorporation in 1717 as the 100th town in Massachusetts, Westborough has grown from a settlement of orchards and dairies into a dynamic community with a healthy mix of residences, wooded trails, and industry. The town is located 12 miles east of Worcester and 29 miles west of Boston. The town’s commuter rail station provides easy access to Boston and Worcester. At the intersection of the Mass Pike, Route 495 and Route 9, Westborough is an ideal location for business headquarters. Spurred by the advent of the train in 1834, Westborough has been home to manufacturing, computer and telecommunications businesses. Westborough’s population of a little more than 18,000 residents enjoy fine schools, extensive public services for all ages, and active recreation programs on its lakes, woodlands and playing fields. Founded: 1717 Government: Open town meeting; five-member Board of Selectmen Continued on following page

Stephanie G Jewelers Hopkinton jeweler can create custom designed gifts for holidays Hopkinton - Stephanie G Jewelers can help you create a unique piece of jewelry as the perfect holiday gift for someone special. Stephanie Goldberg, owner of the downtown Hopkinton retailer and the fourth generation of jewelers in her family, specializes in custom designs in wedding jewelry and fashion pieces. “Custom jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive. I do a lot of designing in sterling silver and a lot of chunky fashion jewelry. Not everything in the jewelry box has to be a million dollars,” she said with a laugh. Stephanie also suggests looking through that jewelry box for pieces no longer worn and using the materials in a new, updated piece. “People’s tastes change over the years, and you may want to redesign rather than repair some older pieces. “We do a lot of designs for travel, including making copies of expensive pieces in materials like silver and cubic zirconia,” she added. The stones in heirloom jewelry might be used to create pieces for several members of a family as a special, memorial gift. “I’ve been working with a customer who is using the stones from an antique bracelet to create a separate pendant and earrings set for four different family members. Each set will be different, tailored to the taste of the woman who will receive it,” she said. Custom designs do take time, and Stephanie recommends starting now to have the gift ready for the holiday season. “If you start now, you can be a significant part of the design process and make changes as we go. Come in and we can talk

about the possibilities.” Stephanie uses a 3-D CAD design system so customers can see and alter possible designs. Stephanie G Jewelers has many other options for your gift-giving needs. “We let people create wish lists at the store, with several options and prices,” she noted. “Wish lists make the givers feel good because they are giving something wanted. They feel like a hero.” The store offers a special price on items purchased from a wish list. Every Wednesday in December, the store hosts a men’s night, with refreshments and the chance for men to check out those wish lists or get some expert advice on what the special people in their lives might like to receive. The store carries an extensive collection of fashion jewelry starting at $50 for sterling silver pieces and including the latest bangle-style bracelets from Pandora. Stephanie is expanding the selection of pearl jewelry this year. “Pearls never go out of style. And if you have an older pearl necklace, we can redesign it, perhaps adding black and gray freshwater pearls.” She also brings in a broad selection of gift items from $10 to $25 for the holidays, perfect for teachers, as thank-you gifts and as stocking stuffers. “The parking here is easier than at the mall, and we will gift wrap a purchase,” she pointed out. For the men on your gift list, Stephanie G stocks a wide array of watches, as well as accessories such as money clips, watch boxes, and valet boxes for the dresser top. The store has watch winders for the very expensive watches not powered by batteries. Men’s fashion jewelry choices include trendy

Stephaaniie Go G ldberg, owner of Stephanie G Jewelers bracelets made from black rubber or carbon fiber. The retailer is also expanding its selection of bridal jewelry and jewelry for younger girls. Stephanie fills an unusual design niche as well. “I make cool medic alert bracelets that are interesting, durable and contemporary,” she said. The bracelets, often in sterling silver, can be designed in a style to complement a wearer’s wardrobe while still filling the necessary function of warning of allergies, illnesses and other serious medical conditions. Stephanie G Jewelers is adding an online ordering capability to its website, www.stephaniegjewelers.com, in time for the holidays so customers will be able to buy diamonds and other jewelry online. Stephanie G Jewelers is located at 77 Main St., Hopkinton. It is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday The store is closed on Sunday and Monday. Additional information is available on the website, www.stephaniegjewelers.com. For more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss custom design work, call 508-435-4444.


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Westborough Continued from previous page

Population: 18,272 Total area: 21.62 sq. mi.

Support Your Locally Owned Businesses. We Need You!

Median household income: $96,069

Offering Personalized Service for Over 50 Years

Website: www.town.westborough.ma.us Real Estate Average house price: $420,266 Schools Students: 3,500 Per pupil spending: $14,007 Average teacher salary: $75,090 SAT scores: reading 556, math 589; writing 558 College bound: 90.7 percent

Now taking orders for Native Turkeys from Bob’s Turkey Farm, Lancaster, MA OUR HOLIDAY SPECIALTIES:

Public Schools Hastings Elementary, PreK – 3 Fales Elementary, K – 3 Armstrong Elementary, K – 3 Mill Pond Elementary, 4 – 6 Gibbons Middle School, 7 and 8 Westborough High School, 9 – 12

• Prime Rib • Boneless Prime Rib • Leg of Lamb • Budaball Hams • Boars Head Sweet Slice Ham • Prepared, Stuffed Pork Roasts • Duck, Pheasant, Goose

NORTHBOROUGH SHOPPING PLAZA 255 West Main Street • Northborough

Services Town Hall – 508-366-3030 Police – 508-366-3060 Fire – 508-366-3040 Library – 508-366-3050

508-393-6594 www.lowesmeatmarket.com

Town statistics – 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Mass. Dept. of Revenue School statistics – Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

Hours: Monday - Saturday 6am - 8pm • Sunday 6am - 6pm Meat Counter Hours: Monday - Saturday 8am - 7pm Sunday 8am - 5pm

Law Office of Carolyn R. Spring Westborough attorney stresses advance planning for families, the elderly WHAT ARE YOUR SPECIALTIES? “My specialties are estate planning for all ages and elder law,” said Carolyn R. Spring, who graduated from Boston College Law School in 1983 and earned a certified financial planner degree in 1993. She offers a monthly free legal clinic at the Westborough Senior Center and the Grafton Senior Center. WHAT LEGAL DOCUMENTS DO PEOPLE NEED? “At a minimum, everyone needs a will, a power of attorney and a health proxy. If you’re older, you need those documents so your kids don’t have to go into court to get permission to deal with your finances or assist with your medical care. “There’s nothing worse than dying without a will, no trust, no power of attorney. It’s a mess. Power of attorney is even more important than a will because it names someone to manage your finances if you cannot do so. “If you have young children, the only way to name a guardian is through a will. If you don’t have a will, the court will decide on the guardian, and your children could end up in foster care if relatives are fighting. You also have to have some type of trust because minor children can’t manage their own money. “I am happy to meet with parents of young children at their homes, because I know how difficult it can be to find a babysitter.”

YOU ARE WORKING ON THE LEGAL NEEDS OF OLDER WOMEN? “I’m interested in helping older women, whether they are widowed or divorced or never married, navigate the legal and financial minefield. So often many of them have no idea what to do. This interest is based on my personal experience when my mom was widowed in her 60s and had no financial knowledge. My financial planning background combined with my legal background enables me to guide and teach women about their individual situation. I also teach a course on financial, estate and retirement planning for women at Assabet After Dark located at Assabet Valley Technical High School in Marlborough.”

Carolyn R. Spring

WHAT ELSE ARE YOU WORKING ON? “I am adding a column to my website, www.cspringlaw. com, which I am very excited about. In September, my television show started its third season on Westborough Cable TV. Its called ‘Law For Your Life’ and each month features a different topic with an expert guest. Among the topics will be estate planning, preservation of the family home, insurance, year-end tax tips, and topics of concern to the older members of our community. All shows can viewed online at www.westboroughtv.org/law_life.html. “In addition to the legal clinics, I also offer a free 1/2 hour consultation and a discount for senior citizens. Its my way of giving back to the community.”

508-898-1835 • carolyn@cspringlaw.com • www.cspringlaw.com


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622 Main Street Shrewsbury 01545 508-845-1156 fax 508-845-1157

Dr. Nicholas T. Papapetros, DMD

Dr. Jhon O. Giraldo, DMD

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: From common problems to gum disease, we provide an array of dental services including cosmetic and family dentistry, Invisalign, dental implants, dentures, veneers, and root canal therapy to meet your needs all in one convenient location. Using the latest technology, our experienced staff works together as a team to give you exceptional quality treatment from the time you walk in for your initial visit. BACKGROUND: Village Dental Group strives to provide quality personalized care in a comfortable and friendly environment. Our professional staff utilizes advanced technology and

Shrewsbury

Dr. Jillian H. Smith, DDS

equipment to deliver the highest standard of care to your family and ours. BUSINESS HOURS: Monday-Thursday 8am to 5pm BUSINESS HISTORY: In July of 2013 Village Dental Group opened its doors after the retirement of former owner Dr. William Dennis who began the practice in 1972. Village Dental Group continues to care for his former patients with the same smiling staff who work as a team to provide quality care to our patients. Call the office today to schedule an appointment or visit us on our website, WWW.SMILESHREWSBURY.COM

Officials note that the town’s top priorities are: diversifying the tax base by welcoming businesses; maintaining municipal services; and preserving an excellent school system. The town is committed to providing the highest level of services while remaining an affordable place to live. Founded: 1727 Government: Representative Town Meeting; five-member Board of Selectmen Population: 35,608 Total area: 20.78 sq. mi. Median household income: $85,697 Continued on following page

Website: www.shrewsbury-ma.gov

WAYSIDE RACQUET & SWIM CLUB

Indoor Tennis, Racquetball, Fitness and Swimming for the Whole Family! 80 Broadmeadow Street Marlborough

508-481-1797 www.wayside.net Hours: Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Marlborough’s Most Complete Facility for Health and Recreation BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Wayside is a large multi-purpose recreational facility offering tennis, racquetball, fitness and swimming to the people of Marlborough and the surrounding communities for more than 30 years. From an extensive array of youth programs to various programs for senior citizens, Wayside offers something for everyone. BACKGROUND AND HISTORY: Wayside first opened its doors in 1976 as Seven Hills Tennis Club offering tennis and outdoor swimming. The present ownership purchased the club in April 1979 and changed the name to Wayside Racquet & Swim Club. Wayside has gone through many transformations over the years, diversifying with the constantly changing health club industry. Today Wayside is truly a multipurpose facility. Facilities include; indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a 25 yard indoor pool and a beautiful outdoor pool complex

for summertime enjoyment, racquetball b ll courts, an expansive fitness facility with very popular programs in Personal Training, Group Exercise, Spinning, Water Fitness and Yoga. Other amenities include baby sitting, massage and sauna, steam and whirlpool. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES Wayside continues to invest in its facilities and programs to offer the latest innovations and current trends in the industry. They have successfully implemented a performance training center, incorporating Keiser Functional Trainers to offer a wider variety of fitness training programs; from one-onone personal training sessions to small group and team training programs. With the recent rise in childhood obesity and its associated diseases, Wayside is striving to offer more comprehensive programming for youth fitness to complement its already extensive

off fferings i iin youth h swimming i i and d racquet sports. Whether you’re new to exercise and are looking to adopt a more active lifestyle or you’re a seasoned athlete looking to increase strength and endurance, the Fitness Center at Wayside has the staff, facilities and programs to help you achieve your goals. AWARDS

• Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year 2000 • The Sam Walton Customer Service Award • Marlborough Lions’ President’s Service Award • Marlborough School Committee’s Partner in Excellence Award • Marlborough Chamber of Commerce… The President’s Award and The Marlborough Spirit Award

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Shrewsbury Continued from previous page

Real Estate Average assessed house price: $370,711 Schools Students: 5,947 Per pupil spending: $10,804 Teacher salary: $72,532 SAT scores: reading 539; math 568; writing 541 College bound: 86.3 percent

If home is where you want to stay,

Home Instead Senior Care can help!

Services Town Hall – 508-841-8507 Police – 508-841-8577 Fire – 508-841-8522 Library – 508-842-0081 Town statistics – 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Mass. Dept. of Revenue School statistics – Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

Public Schools Parker Road Preschool Beal Early Childhood Center, K–1 Calvin Coolidge Elementary, K–4 Floral Street Elementary, 1–4 Walter J. Paton Elementary, 1–4 Spring Street Elementary, K – 4 Sherwood Middle, 5 – 6 Oak Middle, 7–8 S hre wsbur y High School, 9 – 12

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Chad Yesue, owner 209 Main Street • Downtown Marlboro 508-480-0309 • www.Joy-Den.com FIND US ON FACEBOOK

Most people would be surprised to know… that d jew a downtown, individually owned jewelry store offers such a wide variety of cutting edge designs and one-of-a kind pieces. Our customers range from longtime Marlborough residents to our expanding clientele of professional hockey players.

General business description – Joy-Den opened as a small store in 1986 and has grown to become a high end retail jewelry store specializing in fine jewelry and on-site jewelry repair. In addition to me, we have a skilled staff who have extensive experience in the industry, including former Joy-Den owner Joyce Marino (28 years), Christine Cuthbert (28 years), Bonnie Sannacandro (21 years) and Mike Sannacandro (18 years). Background – Since I was a young child I have always had a passion for jewelry. Growing up in my family’s business, next to Joy-Den Jewelers, I spent a great deal of time watching Joyce’s business grow and knew I wanted to be part of it. After graduating Hudson High, I attended North Bennet Street School and earned a degree in jewelry making, repairs and gemstones. I started working as an apprentice at Joy-Den at the age of 14 and became manager after graduating college. A major turning point for me came when I had the opportunity to purchase the business a little over six years ago.

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I learned the most about running a business from former owner Joyce Marino and my parents who have run a successful business for over forty years. What makes your business unique or outstanding? The ability to have a customer bring in a sentimental piece of jewelry to be repaired or re-designed without the worry of their heirloom piece leaving our sight. With the original staff of employees, we have maintained a very trustworthy, friendly and honest atmosphere and our five jewelers are all well equipped to satisfy the needs of our customers.

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What is your most popular product or service? There is not any one particular product. Our inventory is constantly growing and changing to keep up with the latest styles, yet we also maintain a great supply of timeless pieces. As for services, customers really appreciate our ability to repair jewelry on site. It could be as simple as fixing broken rosary beads at no charge to setting a $100,000 diamond. What is your specialty? We offer personalized attention and care of everyone that comes into the store. The best advice I ever got was – To put out an excellent product at a fair and honest price and have the customer leave with a smile on their face.

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Nicolina’s

Northborough

9 South Street Westborough, MA 01581 508.366.4674 Hours: Monday 12-5:30 Wednesday-Saturday 10:30-5:30 Closed Tuesday & Sunday

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Nicolina’s is a boutique that carries something for everyone. It is packed with beautiful clothing and jewelry from all over the world. The owner, Nicolina, is originally from Italy, so when she bought this business she concentrated on items from Italy. Today she prides herself with USA-made labels. Some of the biggest lines that are American-made are; Clara W, Last Tango Katina Marie, and Alana Kattan. Some of the fabrics are imported from Italy and France, but designed and made here at home. American designers have come a long way and today “Made in the USA” is a very sought-after label. It is clear that if we want to improve our economy we better shop at home. We also carry beautiful lines from Canada; Papillon Blanc, Nueva and Frank Lyman are beautifully made and designed. We also travel throughout the USA, Europe and South America to purchase unique items for our boutique. In the fall and winter our shelves are full of Icelandic sweaters, coats and jackets. We are proud for being the only boutique in Metrowest to carry such a distinguished line.

B BACKGROUND: The owner Nicolina Sabatini has owned the business for almost 10 years. Nicolina’s is involved in community work and community service. We’ve done many shows in the past. The last one we did was for the Hadassah Organization in the spring. We have donated to schools, churches, women’s clubs, and police and fire organizations in Westborough and other towns in the area. We believe that when you give back you will receive back! The store offers specials all year round with a special sale starting the week before Thanksgiving through December 31st offering 20% off. At holiday times our gifts aren’t just put in a bag, they are wrapped with love, and care. Our motto is to make our clients happy. GOALS: We look forward to the future and wish to continue to serve our community and to make you look good. If you look good Nicolina’s looks good. Our biggest compliment is when someone becomes a loyal client because loyalty is rewarded in our store.

The town of Northborough, originally part of the “town” of Marlborough, then Westborough, was incorporated in 1766 and became a full-fledged town with the right of representation at the Great and General Court of Boston in 1775. The early churches of Massachusetts, called “meeting houses,” were the center of all town activity. Built on land given by Capt. James Eager, Northborough’s first Meeting House stood about where the First Congregational Unitarian Church is today, on Church Street. Scattered along the tributaries of the Assabet River, numerous mills serve as markers of another kind, commemorating the places where textile manufacturing and other early industry boomed. Today, in addition to providing the setting for several working farms, Northborough is also host to a burgeoning research and development-oriented industrial park as well as many recreation areas. The town serves primarily as a residential area, rural home to Boston and Worcester commuters. Northborough is also the home Continued on following page

172 Main Street

Northborough 508-393-1223 Fax 508-393-3895 113 Water Street

Milford 508-473-7900 Fax 508-473-7914

www.metrowestoralsurgical.com etrowest Oral Surgical Associates was originally founded in Framingham, MA in 1960. In 1972 we opened a second office in Milford, MA located at 113 Water Street and in 2009 we opened at 172 Main Street in Northborough. Dr. Steven V. Pittman, Dr. John P. Ouano, and Dr. Wael Youseff are Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. They are active members in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Massachusetts Dental Society. They are both certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Pittman is Chairman of the Anesthesia

Evaluation Committee for the Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Our surgical staff are fully trained and certified in CPR and anesthesia assisting. Our practice offers a wide range of Oral Surgery Procedures including Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Dental Implants, Pathology, Trauma, Corrective Jaw Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery. Both of our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest Cone Beam CT Scanner which offers the convenience of not having to travel into Boston for specialized radiographic studies. The Doctors and Staff at Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates are dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of patient care. We strive to bring the latest techniques and full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to make your surgical experience as safe and pleasurable as possible.


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Northborough Continued from previous page

of the annual Applefest community event held every autumn. Founded: 1775 Government: Open town meeting; five-member Board of Selectmen Population: 14,798 Total area: 18.72 sq. miles

Website: www.town.northborough. ma.us

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Real Estate Average assessed house price: $383,646 Schools Students: 1,926 Per pupil spending: $12,324 Average teacher salary: $75,430 SAT scores: reading 567; math 585; writing 570 College bound: 87.8 percent

Median household income: $102,969 Public Schools Fannie E. Proctor, K – 5 Marguerite E. Peaslee, K – 5 Lincoln Street, K – 5 Marion E. Zeh, PreK – 5 Robert E. Melican Middle School, 6–8 Algonquin Regional High School, 9 – 12

BUSINESS HOURS: Daytime, evening and weekend hours are available by appointment. BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Established in 1989, Southgate is a continuing care retirement community offering gracious apartment living for adults age 62 and older.

Services Town Hall – 508-393-5001 Police – 508-393-1515 Fire – 508-393-1537 Library – 508-393-5025 Town statistics – 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Mass. Dept. of Revenue School statistics – Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

489 Boston Turnpike • Shrewsbury, MA 01545

508-845-6755 800-889-8121 www.shrewsburycu.com Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, voted 2013 Readers Choice Award #1 Community Bank, is dedicated to servicing our members by meeting their financial needs with very competitive products. We pride ourselves and are committed to providing a personalized experience through our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Established in 1960, Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union was formed as a cooperative financial institution allowing members to pool their savings, lend to one another, and own the organization where they obtain financial services. We have remained solid, successful and secure due to our stable foundation.

Independent living and assisted living accommodations are available on-site, along with nursing and rehabilitation services should the need arise. Southgate is well known for offering an outstanding program of recreational, educational and cultural events. On-site amenities include a 200-seat theater, 4-lane bowling alley, and a full service health club, complete with jacuzzi and an indoor swimming pool. Southgate offers convenient services such as housekeeping, maintenance, 24-hour staffing, fine and casual restaurant-style dining, and chauffeured transportation.

30 Julio Drive • Shrewsbury MA • 508-842-8331 • 1-800-492-8331

www.southgateatshrewsbury.com

Many people don’t know that they are eligible for membership. We now serve the communities of Berlin, Boylston, Clinton, Grafton, Holden, Millbury, Northborough, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Westborough, West Boylston and Worcester. If you live, work, worship or attend school in any of these, you can take advantage of competitively priced, low-interest rates on loans and favorable rates on investments in addition to traditional savings, checking and credit card services – all with lower fees than most banks. Currently our auto loan rates are as low as 1.49% apr* on new and used vehicles, as well as auto refinances. Home equity loans are offered at a one-year fixed rate of 3.25% apr* making borrowing against the equity in your home an affordable option for home improvements, debt consolidation and even college tuitions. Our robust offering of electronic services, free of charge, include home banking, bill pay, debit cards, ATM transactions at all SUM ATMs, Touch-Tone

Teller, and eStatements. Most recently, we have added remote check deposit to our mobile banking. Additional conveniences of direct deposit, automatic payments, overdraft protection, no minimum balance requirements or maintenance fees, dividend-earning and personal lines of credit are also available. Remaining active in our support of community spirit is accomplished through many sponsorships like sporting events, schools, the library, fundraisers, and our police and fire departments. As a local business, we take our role of service and involvement in the community very seriously. We invite you to learn more about us and the many benefits of credit union membership. Call, click or visit us at 489 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury (508) 845-6755 or (800) 889-8121 www.shrewsburycu.com *Rates are valid as of publication date.


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Hudson Over 50 years in business

Our new convenient showroom will be located at…

305 Shrewsbury St., Worcester

1098 Pleasant Street • Worcester 508.754.7692• fax 508-796-5062 Hours: Monday - Friday 9-5 • Saturday 9:30-2

Many of the town’s early buildings were burned in an 1894 fire that destroyed much of the downtown. Following the fire, citizens rallied and the entire town center was rebuilt. This area, lying along two heavily traveled thoroughfares containing routes 85 and 62, is now protected by the Silas Felton District Commission. The architectural significance of the Silas Felton District stems largely from the cohesiveness of the whole - it contains many fine examples of Colonial, Federal, Romanesque Revival and Victorian architecture along with newer harmonious structures built around the same time. The consistent style gives the center of town its distinctive character and makes it particularly interesting from an architectural standpoint. Founded: 1866

College bound: 79.7 percent

Government: Open Town Meeting; five-member Board of Selectmen

Public Schools C.R. Hubert Kindergarten Forest Avenue Elementary, PreK, 1–4 C.A. Farley Elementary, 1 – 4 Mulready Elementary, 1 – 4 David J. Quinn Middle School, 5–7 Hudson High, PreK, 8 – 12

Population: 19,047 Eileen “Wicky” Gareau, owner/designer

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Specializing in custom window treatments, wall coverings, reupholstering/rugs, etc. We are a Hunter Douglas dealer. BACKGROUND: I have been in this field for over 27 years with an Interior Design degree. BUSINESS HISTORY: We create tailored, exquisite designs in all venues to the exact needs of our clients. Our clients range throughout Central New

Total area: 11.81 sq. mi. Median household income: $74,983 England, l d Worcester W t County, C t Metro M t Boston and Cape Cod. GOALS: Every customer’s job is our priority from the moment of first contact through the entire process. We provide our clientele with personal attention while understanding their individual lifestyle. We offer custom services within their budget.

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Website: www.townofhudson.org Real Estate Average assessed house price: $297,303

Services Town Clerk – 978-568-9615 Police – 978-562-7122

Schools Students: 2,952 Per pupil spending: $12,551 Average teacher salary: $70,503 SAT scores: reading 489; math 509; writing 493

Town statistics – 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Mass. Dept. of Revenue School statistics – Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education Fire – 978-562-5565 Library – 978-568-9644

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Community Advocate • Fall Business Guide • Friday, October 25, 2013 • 11

Dream • Believe • Achieve

Gymnastics Learning Center BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: The Gymnastics Learning Center and God’s Little Children Preschool & Kindergarten are located at 574 Lake Street in Shrewsbury. GLC oers gymnastics lessons to boys and girls, “Walkersâ€? to 18 years, Private Lessons, Gymnastics Birthday Parties, Summer Swim Lessons, and Summer half and full day camps. God’s Little Children Preschool and Kindergarten is the only Nationally Accredited Preschool in Shrewsbury! BUSINESS HISTORY: GLC has been servicing the Worcester County area since 1983. They focus on “Building the Pride Insideâ€? each child, while providing a safe, fun learning environment.

The only Nationally Accredited Preschool in Shrewsbury!

Their professional teaching sta are USA Safety CertiďŹ ed and certiďŹ ed in First Aid and CPR. COMMENTS: GLC oers a “Free Trial Classâ€? for any new student to experience all of the Olympic equipment, specialized preschool apparatus, sunken trampoline, tumbletrak, and inground safety pits! Gymnastics develops strength, exibility, discipline, control, coordination, goal orientation, )$// conďŹ dence, leadership, a healthy body 5HJLVWHU1RZ and a positive self-esteem. Home of the State’sReader’s Best Coaches! AWARDS: Numerous Choice Awards, Numerous #1 Team Awards at DISCOVER THE OLYMPIAN state and national levels, NAEYC AcIN YOUR CHILD! #1 Gymnastics classes for boys credited Preschool, and Kindergarten. s r’ e d Rea !

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574 Lake Street, Shrewsbury www.gymnasticslearningcenter.com

508-792-3535 508-792-3535

Knollwood

Nursing Center YOUR PARTNERS IN CARE 87 Briarwood Circle Worcester, MA 01606 Tel: 508-853-6910 Fax: 508-856-0112 www.knollwoodnursingcenter.com Hours: 24 X 7 BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Nestled in the wooded hills of West Boylston, Knollwood Nursing is part of the non-proďŹ t, nondenominational Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community. Knollwood provides comprehensive short and long-term nursing and rehabilitative care in a welcoming, respectful, patient-focused environment. Knollwood Nursing Center opened in January 2002, and the features and functions of the 82-bed nursing center are extensive and oer a state-of-the-art healthcare environment. More importantly, the highly skilled and dedicated sta at Knollwood focuses on providing each and every patient with a personal environment of care that fosters swift and successful recovery. BACKGROUND: Knollwood Nursing Center is open to the wider community as well as Briarwood residents. BUSINESS HISTORY: In 2012, Knollwood Nursing Center is celebrating its 10th

anniversary in its state-of-the-art building. Originally in a small building on East Mountain Street, the current 82-bed facility located on the hilltop of Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community was opened in 2002. GOALS: To provide quality care to central Massachusetts and maintain our top-tier healthcare provider status. AWARDS: Knollwood received a Mass Department of Health DeďŹ ciency-Free survey in 2012, the second time in three years, and has consistently received the Medicare 5-Star rating.

Schedule a tour – 508-853-6910

269 West Main Street, Kendall Square, Northborough @20&West Main

508.466.8333 BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Described by Chronicle’s Anthony Edwards as “a small business with a big heartâ€? Heart & Stone Jewelry in Northborough, MA oers an ever growing hand made buildable charm collection specializing in custom personalized charms and gemstones. Their “Giving is Goodâ€? collection is a line of charms that donates 25% of the sale price to variety of charities, including The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism and the Cystic Fibrosis foundation. In addition to their own line, which you can preview on their website, Heart and Stone’s new space also houses a gallery to represent other local established and emerging artists and a DIY Design & Learning Studio to teach jewelry making using precious metal clay.

BACKGROUND: Heart and Stone’s owner, Julie Booras, has a degree in Fine Arts from the George Washington University where she studied photography and graphic design and has been working in metal clay and jewelry design since 2007. BUSINESS HISTORY: An online only business until now, Heart & Stone just opened it’s doors to the public this September 2013. GOALS: To continue to create well made, well designed charms that become a truly meaningful piece of jewelry that symbolizes the spirit of the wearer. With it’s new art & gift gallery and DIY Design & Learning Center Heart & Stone hopes to become a place within the community to share with and inspire the creative spirit in all of us.

Tues - Sat 11-5 or by appointment. Classes & Parties booked evenings & weekends.

WWW.HEARTANDSTONEJEWELRY.COM

All Dental of Westborough

76 Otis Street, Westborough 508-870-1911 • fax: 508-870-1954

www.alldental.com alldental@gmail.com

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: All Dental is a full service dental clinic that is located on Route 9 in Westborough. We oer our patients a wide variety of dental services more than that of a general dental practice. We specialize in Sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, periodontics and prosthodontics. Patients usually appreciate the convenience of having most of their dental care at one central location. We use high-tech equipment, such as the intraoral camera and Velscope which is an oral cancer screening device, laser ďŹ llings, and lots more. BACKGROUND/BIOS: All Dental in Westborough was started by Dr. Mazo over 17 years ago. Both he and Dr. Lender are now both owners of the practice. Dr. Mazo was born in 1968 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Graduated from Tufts Dental School in 1994. Dr. Mazo completes 50 hours of continuing education every cycle (2 years), he is a member of “Excellence in Dentistryâ€? Group, American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society. He is a marketing director of Dental Kaleidoscope (professional dental publication in Russian Language). Dr. Mazo is also a founding member of All Dental Management Group, which has been providing dental management since 1995. He also maintains a private practice in Watertown, MA, where he could be reached at 617-9249993. Dr. Andrey Mazo is a registered attendee of the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), which is a premier higher postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry Dr. Mazo currently lives in Needham. He is married and has 2 sons.

Dr. Lender is originally from Moscow, Russia, where he has worked as a dentist for 11 years prior to his arrival to the Boston area. In 1994 Dr. Lender completed his Doctoral Degree in Dental Medicine at Boston University School of Dentistry. In 1996 he joined ALL DENTAL of Westboro, where he quickly became the Clinical Director of the Practice. In 2000, Dr. Lender accepted the qualifying partnership oer at ALL DENTAL. Dr. Lender routinely completes 50 hours of continuing education every licensing cycle (2 years). He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and Massachusetts Dental Society. He lives in Newton and has 2 children. Dr. Lender also maintains a private practice in Brookline. GOALS: Our Goal is and always has been to provide the best and most up-to-date service to all of our patients and to make you your most comfortable both in the oďŹƒce and when you leave. We will show you how to keep your smile healthy for life! Our Doctors and sta are always taking courses to further their knowledge so that any question or problem can be addressed in the best way possible. Our gentle care is what makes our patients recommend their friends and family to us.

BUSINESS HOURS: Mon 8:30- 7, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:30-8, Fri 8-3:30 & Sat 8-2pm


12 • Community Advocate • Fall Business Guide • Friday, October 25, 2013

GREYHOUND FRIENDS, INC.

Marlborough

167 Saddle Hill Road, Hopkinton, 01748 508-435-5969 • fax 508-435-0547 greyhndfds@aol.com www.greyhound.org Hours: 9 to 5 every day

GHFs rescues and finds homes for greyhounds, hound crosses, beagles…

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION:

BACKGROUND: GHFs is a nonprofit animal shelter in Hopkinton. In addition to finding homes for dogs we educate the public about what greyhounds and hounds are like as pets and about the plight these dogs face. BUSINESS HISTORY: GHFs began on Mothers’ Day, 1983 in Cambridge when founder Louise Coleman and her son brought home Boston Boy…….a retired racer who ended his career at Wonderland. Subsequently, many greyhounds were placed in good homes. The organization has placed thousands of dogs over the years. COMMENTS: GHFs aims to place as many dogs as possible and also to continually educate the public about animal welfare. GOALS: There are currently 13 tracks in Florida. Hundreds of greyhounds

there have to be brought North in order that they find homes. A major goal is to educate the public about this greyhound problem. Thousands of hound crosses, beagles, etc. are continually vulnerable in shelters in the Mid-West where there is little spay/neuter and the shelters have to put down a high percentage of dogs. Especially now with a struggling economy many dogs are owner surrendered. GHFs brings some of these dogs to our shelter as representatives of all the other dogs not fortunate enough to be rescued. AWARDS: Courage of Conscience Award, Peace Abbey, Reverence For Life Award, N.E. Anti-Vivesection Society, Commendations from both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and the Senate, Greyhound Project’s Award for Twenty Years of Greyhound Welfare and Adoption.

The Marlborough Courthouse

Marlborough is a great city at the crossroads of New England. Centrally located near the intersection of Routes 495, 290, 20 and the Massachusetts Turnpike, Marlborough is a busy commercial and political center. It is a thriving community that still retains the tree-covered ridges and idyllic ponds from its early days as a Native American and Colonial settlement. Marlborough celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2010 - its long history and commitment to the future makes this city an ideal location to live, work and play. Founded: 1660 Government: Mayor; eleven-member City Council Population: 39,204 Total area: 20.87 sq. mi.

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Are Your Eyes Playing Tricks On You? Keamy Eye & Laser Centre provides a full spectrum of eye care services and cosmetic procedures that improve the quality and appearance of one’s eyes and face, including routine eye care, diseases of the eye, glaucoma, cataract surgery, laser vision correction, Botox®, Juvederm, Radiesse®, Microdermabrasion, and eyelid lifts. Dr. Keamy’s subspecialty is refractive surgery and performing procedures to reduce one’s dependence on glasses, such as LASIK, PRK, Eyelid Lifts, Presbyopic/Multifocal lenses for cataract surgery and clear lens extraction. Dr. Keamy is one of the first in the area to perform laser cataract surgery with catalys.

CONTACT US FOR A LASIK OR COSMETIC CONSULTATION!

Dr. Jean E. Keamy Board Certified Ophthalmologist www.seemedrkeamy.com

BACKGROUND: Dr. Jean E. Keamy is a board certified ophthalmologist and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. She has practiced for over a decade and has performed thousands of procedures. She is on staff at Worcester Medical Center, UMASS Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Marlborough Hospital and Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, and is a clinical instructor in ophthalmology at Tufts School of Medicine.

Call 1-508-836-USEE (8733) www.seemedrkeamy.com Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday Evenings • Saturdays Available

24 Lyman Street, Suite 130 • Westborough, MA 01581

ersonalized burial and cremation services with care and compassion.

Britton-Shrewsbury Funeral Home 648 Main Street Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 01545

Shannon M. Henry David B. Bellerose (508) 845-6226

www.brittonfuneralhomes.com


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Marlborough Continued from previous page

Fire: 508-624-6984 Library: 508-624-6900

Median household income: $71,617 Website: www.marlborough-ma.gov Real Estate Average assessed house price: $347,047

Town statistics – 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Mass. Dept. of Revenue School statistics – Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

Michael J. Can¿eld Investment Executive

Offering expert assistance in:

• Investments*

Schools Students: 4,597 Per pupil spending: $13,949 Teacher salary: $66,443 SAT scores: reading 502; math 522; writing 494 College bound: 71.2 percent

• Retirement Planning • Estate Planning • Education Planning • Business Planning • Long Term Care Planning

Public Schools Early Childhood Center, PreK Richer Elementary, K – 4 Francis J. Kane Elementary, K–4 Charles Jaworek Elementary, K – 4 Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb, 5-8 Marlborough High School, 9 – 12

For more information or appointment, contact Michael Canfield at

508-842-7400 or 1-800-527-1017 ext 506

Website: www.wffs.net • Email: mcanfield@wffs.net The Investment Center is located at Central One Federal Credit Union,

714 Main St., Shrewsbury

Services City Hall: 508-460-3775 Police: 508-485-1212

*Securities offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC. Securities are not NCUA insured deposits, are not obligations of or guaranteed by Central One Federal Credit Union. They may involve risk, including the possible loss of principal.

Transforming Interiors into Works of Art Decor Custom Interiors offers the services of experienced staff, including owner Usha.

Custom Interiors offers something D ecor no other home decorating showroom

has: Interior Designer and Proprietor Usha. Located in Westborough for 32 years (now downtown off the rotary), Decor has evolved into a curated showroom/boutique of the best in fabrics, wallcoverings, accessories, custom window treatments & bedding. Decor is also a priority dealer for Hunter Douglas Window Coverings. The showroom sells everything from artisan jewelry, decorative pillows & throws to candles. “My showroom is like no other. We have over 30 years of partnerships with the best companies in Interior Design and wonderful loyal customers.” While the majority of Decor’s customers prefer the uniqueness that custom products offer, Decor also carries high quality ready made window treatments and works with a range of budgets and price points. “I work with my customer’s budget and like to create a overall plan with design continuity,” says Usha. She does in-home consultations that can include color consultation, furniture placements, wall groupings and even home staging. Decor won Best Home Decorating Store from 2013 Wicked Local readers choice awards. Usha credits much of her success to

having passion and genuine love for what she does and a great team of talented employees. “My employees are wonderful with colors and design, They are the body of my store. I am the soul! I have years of experience as a designer yet I’m still as passionate as when I started. When I come to my work/showroom, I come home to the most serene relaxed place. I want a very relaxed atmosphere without any intimidation. I am here to help my clients through the process and make it easy.” Decor offer styles that are very transitional, appealing to someone who might like traditional style or more modern contemporary designs. “People will ask me what’s in style. I tell them “You are the style! If it’s your home, if your putting your feelings into it, you’re going to collect things over times. You’re collecting memories of your life. That’s your home!” Decor Custom Interiors has private parking for their customers and offers complementary in showroom consultations. 3 Visit 3their website at… www.decorcustominteriors.com for complete information on hours, directions, & consultations.

Custom Interiors & Gifts

Celebrating 31 Years! 26 South Street • Westborough •

BUSINESS HISTORY: The first Treasure Chest store opened in the fall of 2009 in a small boutique location in Shrewsbury, MA. With great support and community growth, in the fall of 2012, the Treasure Chest relocated to a new 1500 sq ft building in Northborough, MA. with expanded free parking. This past spring, due to customer demand, the Treasure Chest proudly opened a second location in West Boylston, MA.

2013 WICKED LOCAL

508-898-3169 • www.decorcustominteriors.com

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: The Treasure Chest Company is a discount designer boutique offering fashions from around the world, sizes 0 to 3X, unique accessories, home decor, gift baskets and more with two locations in Northborough and West Boylston, MA. BACKGROUND: As a small business in a competitive market we take great pride in searching for the latest and hottest styles and trends and insure value along with originality. It is important to recognize our customer base and acknowledge them for supporting small business in our local communities. Our loyal customers continue to inspire our goals and mission to bring the latest fashions to the market place.

ALS: GOALS: To offer our customers designer clothing from around the world at discount prices. BUSINESS HOURS: Tuesday 10:30am - 5:00pm Wednesday & Thursday 10:30am - 7:00pm Fri 10:30am - 5:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 5pm Sunday West Boylston Store Only... 12:00pm - 4:00pm 269 West Main St, Kendall Square Northborough, MA • 508-393-3340 277 West Boylston St, West Boylston, MA • 508-835-3341 www.thetreasurechestcompany.com


14 • Community Advocate • Fall Business Guide • Friday, October 25, 2013

Northboro Oil Co. A Full Service Fuel Oil Company Family owned and operated for Over 60 years BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Choosing Northboro Oil for full service means you’ll save energy, money and time. Whether we’re making a 3 a.m. emergency call; installing a new, highefficiency boiler; or helping you manage your fuel payments with our budget plan, we pledge to always be there when you need us. BUSINESS HISTORY: Our insistence on personal service is nothing new – it goes back to 1953 when our late father, Bill Maney, gave this company its start. We have heard people say that Dad was the first person they met when they moved to town. Not only are we strongly rooted in our local communities, but we are also deeply involved in our industry, standing strong in support of all oil heat customers’ rights.

COMMENTS: What sets Northboro Oil apart from the rest is our personal touch. We know your name, your home, your heating system and you. The personal touch also means giving back to the community. We support many charitable causes in our area and our employees are active in PTAs, scout troops and Little League, as well as in their houses of worship. Our customers have stayed with us for decades - and have referred their friends to us – because the Northboro Oil difference is personal service. GOALS: At Northboro Oil, our goal is to help you save energy, save money and save the earth! That’s why we’re always happy to share easy conservation tips. Plus, we offer free, no-obligation, in-home heating system consultations to let you know if your equipment is working at its fullest potential.

247 West Main Street, Northborough 508-393-6200 • www.northborooil.com Business Hours: Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Automatic Oil Delivery Service

Heating System Upgrades

24 Hour Dependable Service Comprehensive Service Plan

Electric Heat Conversions Convenient Payment Options

Air Conditioning Installations

Diesel Fuel

Southborough Southborough is a town that prides itself on its rural character. The town incorporates the smaller villages of Cordaville, Fayville, and Southville. Its downtown area is full of independent businesses and is surrounded by open land. Southborough has attracted working professionals from Boston seeking a picturesque commuter town because of its reservoir and many lakes. The homes vary from affordable to large estates located on more than an acre of land. Founded: 1727 Government: Open town meeting; three-member Board of Selectmen Population: 9,767 Total area: 13.79 sq. mi. Median household income: $140,184 Website: www.southboroughtown. com Real Estate Average assessed house price: $509,780 Schools Students: 1,446 Per pupil spending: $13,831 Average teacher salary: $75,961 SAT scores: reading 567; math 585; writing 570 College bound: 87.8 percent

Public Schools Southborough has six public schools. The four elementary and middle schools are inside town limits; the two high schools are regional schools in adjoining towns. Mary E. Finn School, PreK - 1 Albert S. Woodward School, 2 and 3 Margaret A. Neary School, 4 and 5 P. Brent Trottier middle school, 6 - 8 Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, 9 - 12 Assabet Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Marlborough, 9 - 12 Services Town Hall – 508-485-0710 Police – 508-485-2147 Fire – 508-485-3235 Library – 508-485-5031 Town statistics – 2010 U.S. Census, 2011 Mass. Dept. of Revenue School statistics – Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education

provides a complete range of dental services including tooth implants, veneers, whitening and cosmetic dentistry as well as root canal treatment.

Jasna Kun, DMD Endodontist

Alexander Schrott, DMD, MMSc Periodontist

Graduate of Boston University School of Dental Medicine specializing in Endodontics

Graduate of Harvard Dental School specializing in Periodontics and implant placement

Dalia Jukneliene, DMD, General Dentist

Sarat Ummethala, DDS, General Dentist

Graduate of Boston University Graduate of Loma Linda School of Medicine University in southern California specializing in restorative specializing in restorative dentistry, dentistry, including basic oral surgery including tooth cosmetic, crown and extractions and dental implant implant restoration placement and restoration

367 West Main Street Northboro, MA 01532

508-393-4777 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., & Saturday 8 a.m. to 1p.m

www.dentalsolutionsofnorthboro.com

Heather Dowd, RDH, Dental Hygenist

Kim Narolewski, RDH Dental Hygenist

for 19 years, worked for 8 years with dental phobic patients, Periodontal and Pedodontic experience

for 30 years, she brings general, Periodontal and Pedodontic experience


Community Advocate • Fall Business Guide • Friday, October 25, 2013 • 15 SAAB • PONTIAC • OLDSMOBILE • MITSUBISHI • VOLVO • MERCEDES • AUDI • BMW • NISSAN • TOYOTA • CHRYSLER • DODGE • FORD • LEXUS • VOLKSWAGEN • SUBARU • SATURN •

Automotive 200 Bartlett Street • Northborough 508-393-9399 • Open 8-5 Weekdays Kevin K i Lamy, L owner

BACKGROUND: Kevin started in the automotive business in 1984, He opened up his own repair shop in 1990. Kevin takes pride in having a successful auto repair shop for over 20 years. GOAL: To continue maintaining an honest, reliable and trustworthy auto repair shop, serving all of your auto repair needs. We appreciate our loyal customers “new” and “old”, and thank you for your continued business. COMMENTS: Lamy Automotive’s combined technician experience of over 60 years makes us a very reliable repair shop. We’ve seen it all, we can fix it all. We offer local shuttle service for our customers convenience. There is not enough time in the day, if I can get you back home or to your job while we do our job, everyone is happy. We’ll take your waste oil from your automobile, lawnmower and snow blower. We will dispose of it in an environmentally-responsible way. Maintaining personal and fleet vehicles to keep you and your business vehicles on the road. BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Our building is over 7,200 square feet with a comfortable waiting room. We specialize in air conditioning and electrical repairs. Other services we provide are alignments, replacing shocks, struts, tune-ups, antifreeze flush, check engine light, brake repairs, exhaust, heater cores, radiators and heating repairs. We provide fleet maintenance for light trucks. Check out our tire prices!!!

• PONTIAC • OLDSMOBILE • MITSUBISHI • VOLVO • MERCEDES • AUDI • BMW • NISSAN • TOYOTA • CHRYSLER • DODGE • FORD • LEXUS • VOLKSWAGEN • SUBARU • SATURN

CHEVROLET • HYUNDAI • ACURA • KIA • MAZDA • LINCOLN • BUICK • CADILLAC • GMC • HONDA • INFINITI • JAGUAR

9 Harding St. South Grafton, MA 508-839-4777 or 508-865-4370

www.skyhooktree.com

BUSINESS HISTORY: The Company started in 1956. JASON MAGNUSSON now runs Skyhook Tree. Jason is the 2nd generation of tree workers from the Magnusson Family and continues to run the business at an optimal level.

the trees that are of value to you. There are times due to poor tree health or landscape design, trees have to be removed. Using proper techniques and equipment, we can remove trees of all sizes. To encourage a thriving tree population it is important to manage tree health. Disease can spread quickly if not properly mitigated. Storm damage can promote further tree degradation when ignored. You can get overwhelmed with tree maintenance without the right equipment and knowledge. We specialize in acreage surveying and consistent maintenance procedures. Call us today for a complete survey of your property. WE WOULD LIKE TO WORK FOR YOU!

COMMENTS: We do all phases of tree work. Ornamental, trimming & pruning. Large removals over houses & pools. We trim out electrical lines around houses. We grind stumps from front & back yards. We can provide your builder the access they need to build your dream home. Your new home will look and feel more like home with a mature landscape. We will make a concerted effort to save all of

GOALS: Our goal is to do as much as possible for a tree to improve its health or restore its shape through trimming and pruning. Proper pruning improves the health and appearance of trees, prolongs life within the tree and encourages thriving lawn growth beneath it. Through trimming, dead, dying or diseased wood is removed, shape is enhanced and more daylight is provided.

E-mail address: smcavey@msn.com BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Skyhook Tree & Sons does Ariel bucket & crane tree work for commercial & residential properties. We are fully insured & offer Free Estimates. BACKGROUND: 57 Years of quality tree work done by a family of Professionals.

CHEVROLET • HYUNDAI • ACURA • KIA • MAZDA • LINCOLN • BUICK • CADILLAC • GMC • HONDA • INFINITI • JAGUAR

Mark Toomy 508-393-3383

www.HomeSearchMA.com mtoomy@yahoo.com BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Proud to be a top producing Realtor servicing sellers and buyers throughout Central Mass and the Metro-West area! I specialize in providing excellent customer service to my clients and I am always available seven days a week, day or night. For people considering selling I can provide a free detailed market analysis of your property and discuss all aspects of preparing for a sale to maximize your profit. For those considering a purchase I can work with you to create a solid buying plan to make sure you find the perfect new home at or below market value! BACKGROUND: I have been a Top Producer at ReMax for over 15 years, ranked in the top 1% in the nation,

a member of the “ReMax Hall of Fame”, and have successfully closed hundreds of sales for both buyers and sellers. I have the experience and expertise to navigate through any obstacle that may arise during the buying or selling process, such as Title V issues, well quality or quantity problems, bank appraisals, buyer pre-approvals, local required permits, and any other issues that could derail a less experienced professional! COMMENTS: Please give me a call or send me an email if you are even considering buying or selling! I can be reached anytime at 508-393-3383 or mtoomy@yahoo.com. Thank you for your consideration!

Check out my Facebook Page for great info! www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Toomy-ReMax-Prestige/153461463836

1000 Boston Turnpike Road • Shrewsbury, MA 508-925-5757 • www.dreamstardance.com BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: Established in 2007, DreamStar Dance Supply & More is a performing arts supply store catering to the needs of performing artists, Gymnasts & Cheer. We are a “Premier Partner” with Capezio brand products, carrying a vast amount of all their lines including shoes, body wear, tights, accessories & “SMU” special make up (custom) shoes. We pride ourselves in preparing the performing artist, whether it’s for class, performance, audition, college, summer intensives or a pre-schooler’s first time. Our store is staffed with dance professionals as well as an expert pointe shoe fitter. The knowledge we carry is extensive. DreamStar also carries such brands as: Bloch, Motionwear, Sansha, GK Elite Sportswear, Bunheads, Gaynor Minden, Heart & Soul, and many more. BACKGROUND: DreamStar Dance Supply & More is owned and operated by Sheila Marie Ricciardi-Ferraiuolo. A Worcester native, I have over 35 years experience as a dancer and performer. I attended Dean College as a Dance major and hold a degree in Arts. I have spent the last 20 years to the present teaching the art of dance and also had a fabulous 10 years flying around the country as a fl ight attendant for American Airlines. Having had my fun traveling, dancing and performing I have settled down and

embarked on my next dream, a retail shop to cater to the needs of dancers, gymnasts, cheerleaders and theatre groups. The performing arts are in my heart and what better way to continue my passion than to see young performers gearing up and getting ready for their recital, competition, audition or any performance! I pride myself with helping and assisting the performer. Our customers are our #1 priority! If you don’t see it in the store, ASK, chances are we can get it for you. We offer discount pricing as well as bulk ordering discounts for studios, dance teams etc. DreamStar encourages dance studios, cheering squads, dance teams etc. to submit their dress codes; we keep them on fi le in the store to help out the parents and dancers when they aren’t sure on what to purchase. BUSINESS HOURS: Tues, Wed, Thurs 11am-7pm • Fri 11am-6pm Sat 10am-4pm • Sun and Mon CLOSED


16 • Community Advocate • Fall Business Guide • Friday, October 25, 2013

$aving Energy...one

at a time.

508-248-5551

www.markemeacham.com BUSINESS DESCRIPTION: We are a performance-based mechanical contracting company for heating, ventilating and air conditioning, specializing in indoor air quality. BACKGROUND: Mark E. Meacham is a graduate of Northeast Institute of Industrial Technology for HVAC/R design, installation and service. Prior to starting the Company, Mark had 12 years of industry experience. He holds his construction supervisor’s license, refrigeration license, master plumbers license, oil burner technicians license and has a multitude of industry certifications, including NATE. Our staff is equally well educated holding many of the same licenses and certifications. BUSINESS HISTORY: The Company has been servicing central Mass and Metrowest since 1986 and specializes in energy efficient solutions for homes and businesses. We work hard to stay current with industry changes by being involved with our local and national organizations, such as Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), Plumbing Heating

and Cooling Contractors (PHCC), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Westborough’s Corrider Nine and the Worcester Chamber of Commerce. We are also members of National Comfort Institute (NCI) for business development and technical training. COMMENTS: Today, with all of the changes as it relates to building codes for energy efficiency and our depleting natural resources, it is critical to look at the whole structure as a system, whether it is a home or a business. None of us can control energy costs, what we can control is how much energy we use. We want consumers to conserve energy without sacrificing safety, health and comfort. GOALS: To stay on the cutting edge of technology as it relates to energy efficiency, safety, health and comfort. To continue to provide the highest level of customer service and to strive to always meet or exceed customer expectations.

Sue and Mark Meacham, owners AWARDS: BBB Torch Award, ACCA Residential Contractor of the Year Award, Lennox™ Centurion Award, and the Patriot Award.

Attention Homeowners … Heating Season is Upon Us Don’t leave it to chance! When it comes to knowing when it’s the right time to repair, replace or upgrade you existing heating/cooling system, leave it to the professionals.

For a limited time only Meacham Heating, Cooling & Energy Solutions will help you evaluate your decision to Repair vs. Replace vs. Upgrade your existing system. We’ll also do a home heating performance analysis SCORE (seasonal, calculated, operational, running, efficiency) – a $500 total value, absolutely FREE with the purchase of a maintenance agreement*. And, while we’re at it, we’ll find out if you’re eligible for Federal Tax Credits up to $500, Utility Rebates up to $1500, Manufacturer Rebates up to $2000, 0% Financing through the MassSave Energy Program and any other Promotional Incentives that may be available. Call Patrick today for up-to the minute details and specials – before your heating system starts clanking and winter’s snow and wind escalate your heating bills!

Your Safety, Health and Comfort is Our Business

*Some restrictions may apply


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