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June 23

Banquet & Raffle Drawing

You are cordially invited to our 2010 Annual Banquet to be held on Wednesday, June 23 at the Devens Common Center. Please join us for an exciting evening of cocktails, dinner, silent and live auctions and a 50/50 raffle. Celebrate our year-in-review and help honor our award recipients, Gary Archer of Archer’s Mobil and Eric Shapiro of Phoenix Park.

A cocktail hour is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. We anticipate the evening to end around 8:30 p.m. Register online at www.nvcoc.com.

June 25

Ribbon Cutting, Open House

Join the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce as we hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Pepperell Family Pharmacy at 74 Main St. in Pepperell on Friday, June 25. Pepperell Family Pharmacy will be having an Open House from 5 to 8 p.m., with the Ribbon Cutting at 5:15 p.m. To celebrate their Grand Re-Opening, Pepperell Family Pharmacy will be having raffles, zumba dancing, pony rides, bag pipers, and more.. We hope that you will join us at their celebration.

live music benefit

The Main Street Cafe, home of Groton’s Acoustic Cafe, will host a free evening of live music on Friday, June 25 to help raise money for the battle against Multiple Sclerosis.

Featuring Groton’s own Tim Kierstead, a guitar master and vocalist who recently opened for Ronnie Earl and has also opened for Jay Geils, the show will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street Cafe, located at 159 Main St. The cafe is already gaining notoriety as Groton’s entertainment hot spot thanks to a Thursday night “Acoustic Cafe,” featuring live music and an eclectic dinner menu.

The MS Challenge Walk is a two-day, 50K experience that tests walkers strength and spirit, and makes an extraordinary difference in the lives of the 400,000 people living with the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

For more information about the concert or other live music performances at Main Street Cafe, visit www.mainstreetcafegroton.com.

REAL ESTATE

Top producer KWalsh 6/10/10 pic

Elisabeth Holwech, broker/owner of Century 21 Nashoba Associates, has announced Diana Archambault as its top producing sales associate for the first quarter in 2010 based on closed transactions. With Linn Clark and Faun MacDonald following close behind her our team has achieved the number 15 spot in production among hundreds of Century 21 offices in New England.

“The homebuyers and sellers of New England truly have a real estate resource they can trust in Diana Archambault,” said Elisabeth Holwech, broker/owner of Century 21 Nashoba Associates. “Diana really understands that for many people, buying or selling a home is the most significant purchase of a lifetime, and she leverages her real estate knowledge and professionalism to help make each transaction as smooth as possible.”

Archambault has 24 years of experience in the industry and has been with the Century 21 System for 20 years.

“I think it is amazing that a small company from Pepperell can stack up so well compared to all of New England,” said Archambault.

CRSD award KWalsh 6/10/10 PIC

Faun MacDonald, a Pepperell Realtor, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.

Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 38,000 realtors nationwide have earned the credential.

Homebuyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

Faun MacDonald is a sales agent with CENTURY 21 Nashoba Associates in Pepperell. She is a member of the Northeast Association of Realtors and can be contacted at 978-433-8221.

New agent KWalsh 6/10/10 pic e-m to jl

CW Lorden Real Estate is pleased to welcome Sandra Blood as its newest agent. Sandra will serve interested new clients at our office located at 63 Groton St., Pepperell. CW Lorden Real Estate is ranking highly for excellent customer service, and is thrilled to welcome new outgoing, friendly agents to its growing staff.

“As an advocate for my client, I think it’s important to acknowledge the economic difficulties people are going through and to help them make the best and wisest decisions based on their personal situation,” Blood said. “The first thing I do with my new clients is sit down and have an honest conversation about what it is they want and feasible means of achieving their goals.”

As a native to the Pepperell area, Blood knows the surrounding areas, which gives her an edge and makes her better able to help homebuyers find their dream home. “I can truly relate to what the customers are going through because I, too, have been in the market for property,” Blood said. “It was a complex experience, but well worth the effort.”

To discuss your real estate needs, please contact Sandra at the CW Lorden Real Estate Office at 978-433-5900 or to view more information about CW Lorden Real Estate via our website at www.cwlordenrealestate.com.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF

Store to close

The dream of mother and daughter to open a small clothing boutique is coming to an end this month. Mary Andrews and daughter, Pat Cooper, established Andrews & Andrews, Ltd in 1992. This 18-year-old store at 32 Main St. in Concord will close by month’s end.

The small women’s clothing boutique features imported and American fashions for women. It opened with lots of fanfare and fun and became an anchor on Main Street. Daughter, Carol Lee Tonge, joined the pair in 1998 after a move from Kentucky to Harvard where husband, Tom, had been based as a UPS pilot.

The monthlong going out of business sale is in effect now. Owner Mary Andrews feels that “the time is right to close. We have had a wonderful ride and made many friends. We look forward to the freedom to do some traveling and get together as a family without the worry of staffing our store.”

Pat, President of Andrews & Andrews, expresses the hope that customers will come in to say goodbye, shop the sales and learn about her new business opportunity.