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Channel 5 Chronicle Visits Snappy Dogs

Lunchtime on August 2nd was no ordinary day for friends Lisa Volpe Hachey and Teresa Boyce. Sure, many customers swarmed their Snappy Dog's store front looking for mouth-watering hot dogs to fill their lunch hour hunger as has become a daily occurrence, but this day was special. Boston's ABC affiliate WCVB Channel 5 stood alongside the crowded lines as they filmed an upcoming segment for their popular newsmagazine show, Chronicle. Lisa's father, Tony, cannot help but smile at all that these entrepreneurial women have achieved in such a short time.

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A New Hopkinton Business: Smintish Productions

Smintish Productions, a new Hopkinton business specializing in media production, was established by Nimish Thapar in June of 2011. The business, which focuses on photography, video, and Computer Based Special effects, grew from a hobby Nimish had as a student in Middle School.

"Photography originally started as a hobby," says Nimish, who recalls his first photo shoot with a disposable camera at school trip to Yosemite.

Massachusetts Leaders Mark Opening of New Goodrich Facility in Westford

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Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray, Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, Housing & Economic Development Secretary Greg Bialecki and state and local officials today joined Goodrich executives and employees to mark the opening of the defense manufacturer's new facility in Westford, Massachusetts.

Weston Nurseries to Host Pink Day on July 30

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Weston Nurseries, Inc. announces that it will host its first Pink Day on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at the Hopkinton and Chelmsford Garden Centers. Pink Day is a fundraiser event at garden centers across North America to raise money for breast cancer research.

Price Chopper Coming to Hopkinton Square

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Price Chopper Supermarkets today announced plans to build a new store in Hopkinton, Mass. in the Hopkinton Square.

Weston Nurseries, Inc Hires Bob Wall for Commercial Sales

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Weston Nurseries, Inc. welcomes Bob Wall as the new Commercial Sales Representative in its Chelmsford, MA location.

Bob comes to Weston Nurseries from Shemin Nurseries, Inc. where over time he served as the General Manager or Market Leader in the Boston, Hartford, and New York markets. With over 30 years of industry experience, Bob has specialized in re-wholesaling and distribution of Nursery Stock, Perennials, Turf Products, Contractor Tools, Hardscapes, Irrigation, Lighting and Drainage to the wholesale landscape trade.

Internist Joins Tri-County Internal Medicine

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Philip Ciaramicoli, Jr., president of Tri-County Medical Associates, Inc. (Tri-County Medical) is pleased to welcome Deborah S. Derderian, D.O. to Tri-County Medical’s staff. Dr. Derderian has joined Kathryn Cohan, M.D., Donna Krauth, M.D. and Fouad Aoude, M.D. at their practice, Tri-County Internal Medicine (formerly known as Milford-Upton Primary Care).

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Hitchings Hardware Demolished

On Friday of last week, George Vrahaliotis, owner of Hillers Cleaners, came another step lcoser to his goal of owning his own building for his dry cleaning business as the old Hitchings Hardware building was demolished.

Word spread quickly on Friday morning that something big was going to happen and the few in the know showed up downtown to watch the action.

Vrahaliotis and his family were there to watch the old building come down. There was a slight dealy until the excavator arrived, but once the demolition began, it didn't take long.

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A "New" Hopkinton Jewelers

On May 6th, Hopkinton resident Karen Stephenson celebrated the grand opening of Hopkinton Jewelers. The store, which Stephenson co-owns with her husband Michael, was previously owned by Renee Marino. The Stephensons felt that it was important to preserve some important aspects of the business that Marino established and therefore kept the name Hopkinton Jewelers.

"I kept the name the same," said Stephenson. "The former owner had a business here for fifteen years and it was Hopkinton Jewelers."

Weston Nurseries Grand Opening April 30

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The Grand Opening of Weston Nurseries' new Chelmsford location is scheduled for the weekend of April 30th. From 10AM to 4PM, on both Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, there will be day long activities to celebrate the opening of their Chelmsford location.

“We couldn’t be happier to have a second garden center in such a nice spot. We are grateful for the warm reception we have received from the local community and we thank the Parlee family for their generosity in helping us get up and running.” says Peter Mezitt, President of Weston Nurseries.

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