EMC global marathon team raising money for Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center

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EMC Corporation employees, partners and customers from around the world are training together to conquer the Boston Marathon and raise money for the Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center in Hopkinton, MA. This year’s EMC Run As One team hails from four continents, eight countries and 11 U.S. states.

A Barn Rises on Hayden Rowe

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If you've driven on Hayden Rowe lately, about 1/3 mile north of Chestnut Street, you may have noticed a fairly sizable construction project. The new building taking form at the site will, in a few short months, become a year round Farmers Market.

Ciao Time Goes Back to it's Roots

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Denise Griben, of Ciao Time , happily announces an expanded catering menu for this upcoming Spring Season.

"I am delighted with the calls I have already been getting to cater family functions such as Baptism and Confirmation luncheons, Mother's Day brunches and Graduation parties," said Griben.

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bCalm Power Yoga Holds Grand Opening

A large crowd turned out for the grand opening of bCalm Power Yoga last weekend. Beginning at 9AM, yoga enthusiasts, as well as yoga beginners and well wishers joined owner Lesley Reilly as she opened the doors of her new yoga studio in Hopkinton.

“It’s so exciting, I can’t believe it,” said Reilly. “It’s like a dream my dream come true. It’s amazing to see the depth of support from the community.”

EMC Kicks Off Campaign to Fight Hunger

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EMC recently donated more than 30,000 pounds of food and volunteered more than 570 hours at the Greater Boston Food Bank. It’s all part of the employee-led campaign entitled “EMC Fights Hunger” that was announced by EMC Chief Marketing Officer Jeremy Burton in January.

The program was developed by employees from the Marketing Leadership Development Program (MLDP) and its goal is to positively affect 10,000 people around the world. In Massachusetts, the goal was to assemble 2,500 pasta dinners, or 20,000 pounds of food, for families in the Greater Boston area.

Weston Nurseries Adds Another New Hire

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Weston Nurseries Inc. recently announced that they have hired Tom Strangfeld as a Landscape Designer. Strangfeld returns to Weston Nurseries, where he worked prior to 2005 for 30 years in various management roles, including overseeing the Garden Center operation, the Landscaping Department and commercial sales.

bCalm Power Yoga Set to Turn Up the Heat in Hopkinton

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Things are about to heat up in Hopkinton. In a few short weeks, bCalm Power Yoga will open its doors, offering physical fitness, stress reduction, and yes, some long-awaited, healing HEAT! Lesley Reilly, BCalm’s founder and owner, a certified instructor in the practice of Power Vinyasa Yoga, looks forward to sharing her belief that yoga is for everybody. Her bCalm Power Yoga studio will offer power yoga classes in a heated setting, which helps to cleanse the body and enhance flexibility and performance.

Weston Nurseries Hires Manager for New Garden Center

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Melissa Oothout will be joining the management team at Weston Nurseries as the Manager of the Garden Center in Chelmsford, Massachusetts due to open on March 1, 2011. Ootthout was previously the Annuals Supervisor for Weston Nurseries in Hopkinton.

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Ciao Time Restaurant and Catering Closing

At the end of next week, there will be one less place to eat in downtown Hopkinton. Denise Griben, owner of Ciao Time Restaurant and Catering, will be closing the restaurant portion of her business on Friday, February 25th.

Griben first opened at the 28 Main Street location in 2007, filling the space vacated by Café Italiano. In addition to wholesome, home cooked meals ready to go, Griben also served lunch and dinner during the week and had more recently added a Sunday brunch.

Business always slows down over the summer months, but this year it didn’t come back.

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Weston Nurseries to Open Second Garden Center

Weston Nurseries of Hopkinton is opening a second Garden Center in the spring. The new Garden Center, located at 160 Pine Hills Road in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, will officially open on March 1, 2011, followed by a grand opening event on April 30, 2011.

“A second location made sense for our business because we have a pretty well recognized name in the area,” said President Peter Mezitt. “We also have a strong management team here, so it didn’t cost us, per say, to open a second location.”


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