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Coast & Country opens a boutique in Sudbury
Coast & Country of Rockport has opened a boutique in Sudbury. Coast & Country offers a fresh, contemporary collection of women’s fashions and accessories at an affordable price point, from casual everyday wear to sophisticated fashions for special events, with new arrivals every week, according to the company. The boutique also features original paintings by Cape Ann artists. Owner Karen Darke’s passion is to offer as many lines as possible that are produced sustainably and to showcase unique, handcrafted, jewelry made by New England artisans. All accessories are fair trade, and 10% of profits are donated to charity. Coast & Country’s curated fall 2020 collection features fashions from well-known designers such as 525, Charlie B., Free People, Liverpool, Tempo Paris, Tribal, XCVI and many more. New additions to this fall’s lineup include Zaket and Plover sweaters from Australia, handmade fair trade Alpaca wraps from Peru and euro-urban fashions from Denmark. All Covid-19 protocols are strictly enforced, and private shopping appointments are available. To celebrate its grand opening, Coast & Country is giving away three $100 gift certificates. Text 22828 to coastandcountry for a chance to win. Coast & Country Boutique of Sudbury is at 523 Boston Post Road. Visit in-store Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at coastandcountryboutique.com. For more information, or to schedule a private shopping appointment, email [email protected]
Big Brothers Big Sisters to honor Marlborough Public Schools
The Marlborough Public School system is being honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest with the LAUNCH Innovation Award for its support of the new Mazie Mentoring Program at Marlborough High School, which started in September 2019. The Mazie Mentoring Program recruits and trains adult volunteers to mentor high school students at risk of not reaching their full potential. Marlborough Public Schools have been a tremendous partner, providing insights, ideas, resources and dedication to this new, innovative mentoring program, according to Big Brothers Big Sisters. In addition to honoring Marlborough Public Schools, the agency will be honoring Garry Weiner, who recently retired from Morgan Stanley, with the Bob Cousy MVP Award. Big Brothers Big Sisters will preview the awards at a virtual event on Oct. 29 at 4 p.m., live-streamed at www.youtube.com/bbbscmmw. An online auction is scheduled for Oct. 19-29. Marlborough Mayor Arthur G. Vigeant, alongside Bob’s Discount Furniture’s Executive Chairman Ted English, will serve as honorary chairs of the event. All proceeds will support the many one-to-one mentoring programs that Big Brothers Big Sisters provides.
RTN announces Front Porch Project contest winners
RTN has announced the winners of its Front Porch Project contest. The summer contest asked RTN members to share in ten words or less what COVID-19 meant to them, with the winners getting an outdoor family portrait by photographer Kelly Wentworth. All photos were taken outside the members’ homes in keeping with social distancing guidelines. The winners were Gerry Chiasson, Jason Gerardo, Grace Girotti, Gretchen Maher and Jessica Mendez. Based in Waltham, RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative.
Stop & Shop partners with Healthier America
The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and Stop & Shop this week announced a major commitment to increase healthier food sales and publicly disclose the percentage of food sales from healthier options. The announcement, which includes all the local brands of Stop & Shop parent company Ahold Delhaize USA, marks the largest pledge to increase healthier food sales and transparency from a grocery retailer in the United States. Through this commitment, Stop & Shop has made the following goals: By June 2025, at least 54% of private brand food sales (private brand products and unbranded bulk items) will achieve one, two or three stars through the Guiding Stars program. Guiding Stars helps consumers choose foods with the most nutritional value through a patented algorithm that analyzes and translates nutrition information to a rating system. Beginning in 2020 and on an annual basis, Stop & Shop’s parent company Ahold Delhaize USA will publicly disclose the percentage of total store food sales generated from all products, both private and national brand, that achieve one, two or three stars through the Guiding Stars program, creating greater transparency around healthier food sales. For more information, visit www.ahealthieramerica.org or stopandshop.com.