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Sudbury's Wayside Inn introduces retail partnership
The Wayside Inn Foundation, the Sudbury-based nonprofit organization responsible for the preservation of The Wayside Inn Historic Site, has entered into a new retail partnership for operation of its gift shop with Plimoth Plantation, the living history museum in Plymouth. Plimoth Plantation, which operates seven museum shops across its three main locations, will oversee purchasing, merchandising and sales for The Wayside Inn’s gift shop. The newly imagined space will offer Wayside Inn-branded items as well as goods that are reflective of the historic site’s mission. The shop is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 25.
Altitude Trampoline Park to open in Franklin
Bedrock Property Solutions, doing business as Altitude Trampoline Park, is the newest addition to Horace Mann Plaza at 303 East Central St. in Franklin. The opening is planned for Oct. 5 with a grand opening event date to be determined. The park features high energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, tumble tracks and new attractions like the Stunt Bag and Valo Jump Virtual Games that put visitors in the game and entertainment for families, groups and individuals. The trampoline park equipment is manufactured in the USA with safety in mind. All Altitude Trampoline Parks are American Society of Testing and Materials certified parks. For more information, call 774-613-2800 or visit www.altitudefranklin.com.
Sudbury receives $90K to subsidize Uber, Lyft, taxi rides
Sudbury has received an $80,000 grant from the state’s Community Compact Cabinet and $10,000 from the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination — a part of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council — to subsidize Uber, Lyft and taxi rides for qualified participants. The pilot Sudbury envisioned would be available to residents who are over age 50, have a disability, are military veterans or are in financial distress. The proposed cost of a ride is $1 within Sudbury, $2 for a ride within a 10-mile radius of Sudbury and the first $10 of a fare between 10 and 30 miles. The rideshare group would bill the town for the cost of the ride.
Medway Business Council to hold networking lunch
A Medway Business Council networking lunch takes place Oct. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mickey Cassidy’s Irish Restaurant & Public House, 116 Main St., Medway. The lunch is an opportunity to meet other Medway business owners and discuss business challenges with colleagues. This event is open to all businesses in the Medway area. Lunch will feature a buffet of Mickey Cassidy’s sandwiches, salads and soups and soft drinks. All who pre-register will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Mickey Cassidy’s. Cost is $25 members and $30 for non-members. Register at MedwayBusinessCouncil.org before Oct. 14.
Natick's Centage to exhibit at cloud accounting events
Centage Corpo., a Natick-based provider of cloud financial software designed to transform how businesses budget, forecast, analyze and report, this month exhibits Planning Maestro at two of the largest cloud accounting conferences. GPUG Summit is the foremost conference for Microsoft Dynamics GP users, taking place Oct. 13-19 in Orlando, Florida. Centage will be exhibiting in booth #737. Sage Intacct Advantage, which brings together top finance executives and other Sage Intacct customers, industry leaders and partners, holds its conference in Las Vegas from Oct. 21-25. Centage is a silver sponsor and will be available onsite at booth #K62. Those attending either conference can make an appointment beforehand by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assabet Valley students are building a house for a veteran
Downeast Community Partners, in affiliation with Maine Seacoast Mission, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School and the CF Adams Foundation, have been building a Tiny House for a veteran in Maine. The 560-square-foot Tiny House will be set on the private property later this fall. Assabet Valley carpentry students, under the instruction of Lead Carpentry Teacher Bill Italiano, are constructing the home. Once finished, the home will be trucked to Maine, placed on a foundation and finished for occupancy. The school is based in Marlborough.