Monday, June 17, 2013
Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio welcomed its first visitors Saturday.
A new Westborough business will host parties where guests make their own gifts. Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio welcomed its first visitors to 76 Otis St., in the shopping plaza at the Route 9 intersection, during a soft opening on Saturday. The business closed at Felter's Mill, at 22 West St., Millbury this spring, toward moving to larger space in Westborough. Owner Lisa Sacks said the business' offerings will include welcoming birthday parties, ladies nights and the like, where guests customize items using the studio's equipment, with her staff's help. A grand opening, with demonstrations, giveaways and specials, is expected for the beginning of August, Sacks said.
Friday, June 14, 2013
The event opened for the season Thursday.
Rain couldn't stop the Westborough Farmers' Market from opening on Thursday. Umbrellas and rain gear were common sights on the Congregational Church of Westborough lawn, and shoppers found shelter under the vendors' tents. The farmers’ market will be held on the church lawn, 57 West Main St., until the end of September.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Robinson Music's event attracted kids from across the MetroWest.
Playing inside was popular on Milk Street in Westborough on Sunday, despite the summer-like weather. Robinson Music's MetroWest Musical Fun Day invited kids from across the region to try a wide range of instruments, guided by instructors. The music school also offered music and refreshments, outside, during the four-hour event.
Corporate Communications moved to 27 Otis St., from 15 Old Flanders Road, in January.
The trade show industry was supposed to hit the road due to the information superhighway, Bob Dobinski recalls. Instead, 10 years later, Dobinski’s Corporate Communications event planning and trade show firm moved from a small Westborough location to larger warehouse and office space at 27 Otis St. a few months ago. "We've had a good expansion of growth over the past four years. But through partially the economy, the first four months of this year, our company has doubled in comparison to last year in revenue,” President and founder Bob Dobinski said recently. "The move is paying off." Corporate Communications handles "all the aspects of a trade show: we design, we build, we actually make all the logistical arrangements to ship to the show…
Friday, June 7, 2013
Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio will open at 76 Otis St.
A studio where customers make personalized T-shirts and other items plans a soft opening in Westborough for next weekend. Cre8 a Do It Yourself Studio will hold that event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at 76 Otis St., in the shopping plaza at the Route 9 intersection, studio officials announced on their Facebook page Thursday. The business closed at Felter's Mill, at 22 West St., Millbury last month, towrd moving to larger space in Westborough. Cre8 "is the first of its kind, Do It Yourself Studio," allowing customers to use state-of-the art equipment to "Design, Print and Press your own T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, etc. using digital imaging and heat presses," for example, according to the studio's website.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The board then continued the public hearing until June 18.
Berkshire Bank wants to renovate and occupy a former Westborough Friendly's and Bob Evans on Route 9 "as soon as possible," project engineering consultant John Ineson told the planning board Tuesday night. Bank officials seek three waivers and a special permit from the board to renovate the building at 303 Turnpike Road into a commercial and mortgage office. Phase two of the bank's plans would be an addition, for banking services, with a drive through, project engineering consultant John Furman said. This work also would require planning board approval. Ineson said the addition would be about 2,800 square feet. Tuesday night, the board opened its public hearing on the phase one requests, and continued it to 7:40 p.m. June 18 at the Forbes …
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The frozen yogurt shop now has a marquee sign above its space at the Westborough Shopping Center.
One of Westborough's new frozen yogurt shops is taking shape. iYogurt now has a marquee sign above its space at the Westborough Shopping Center, at 30 Lyman St., between Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs and Mayuri Indian Cuisine. Contractors worked in the shop Friday. And smaller signs have been placed at the shopping center's Route 9 and Lyman Street entrances. iYogurt initially had just a "coming soon" sign. Health Inspector Terry Gilchrist has approved the shop's plans. Gilchrist also has approved plans for the Snow Bowl, in Bay State Commons.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Dan's Jeep Chrysler Dodge Inc. will get back the 2010 Dodge Challenger that it donated to the police three years ago under the same lease conditions.
Westborough Police are getting a 2014 Jeep through a three-year lease donated by a Route 9 dealership. Dan's Jeep Chrysler Dodge Inc. will get back the 2010 Dodge Challenger that it donated to the police three years ago "at no cost to the town," under the same lease conditions, Police Chief Alan Gordon told selectmen Tuesday night. The Challenger's lease expires this August, at which time police had the option to buy the vehicle for $17,000, Gordon said. "This will not add to the size of the fleet," he said. Selectmen voted Tuesday night to accept the Jeep gift from dealership owner Dan Tortora, and to send him a thank you letter. Tortora offers the gifts "out of appreciation," Gordon said. "His dad and his uncle had done this for many, …
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
A business has expressed interest in opening a restaurant, as special legislation that would get Westborough an additional liquor license for the shopping center is in the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
Bay State Commons may get another restaurant if Westborough can get another liquor license for the shopping center, Town Manager Jim Malloy said Tuesday night. Town Counsel Gregory Franks told selectmen that special legislation that would allow Westborough to grant one additional liquor license for Bay State Commons is in the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. Malloy said that "we have already a business looking at Bay State Commons" that may open a restaurant "if we can get this through the process." "Sometimes, that takes a year or two years. Sometimes, that means a business goes somewhere else," he said. Bay State Commons, at 12 Union St., is expected to get another eatery soon, although not one requiring…
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
DiscoverBeauty, which launched last Tuesday, was founded by Dr. Min Ahn.
Facial plastic surgery patients now can try designing their look online before meeting with their doctor, thanks to a Westborough facial plastic surgeon. DiscoverBeauty, and its interactive BeautyCanvas, are responses to growing consumer interest in controlling their health care delivery, as well as doctors experiencing “more pressure to see more patients in a shorter period of time,” founder Dr. Min Ahn said. The new free online service, which launched last Tuesday, “does not replace the patient-doctor interaction. An in-person consultation is what would follow,” said Ahn, of the Aesthetic Wellness Center, 2 Connector Road, Suite 2C. “I’ve always noticed that in doing these consultations, there’s a desktop application that we use that …