Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Our 2014 Celebration

Our 2014 theme is Proud to Be From Natick!
The Friends of the Fourth is an all-volunteer organization; it does not receive any funding from the town of Natick. We are in dire need of your support. We need to rely on private/corporate sponsors like you to raise the approximately $35,000 plus that is required in order to put on this year’s celebration.   We are looking forward to a great celebration.

 Middlesex Savings Bank is the official sponsor of Family Night on the Common.

MutualOne Bank is the official sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common.

Volunteers and ideas are always welcome. Visit www.natick4th.org for updates and contact information.

PRESENTING Sponsors ($1500 or more)

A huge thank you to the 2014 PRESENTING Sponsors for their generosity! PRESENTING sponsors are those who have contributed $1500 or more. Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Official Event Sponsors are listed first.  
Then we list the PRESENTING Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order:

Middlesex Savings Bank www.middlesexbank.com
Official Sponsor of Natick's Family Night on the Common

Mutual One Bank  www.mutualone.com
Official Sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common

Lexus of Northboro  www.lexusofnorthborough.com

MathWorks  www.mathworks.com

Mercedes-Benz of Natick www.mercedesbenzofnatick.com

Roche Bros. www.rochebros.com

Walt Disney Pictures' Planes: Fire & Rescue Disney.com/Planes

RED Sponsors ($1000 up to $1499)

A huge thank you to the 2014 RED Sponsors for their generosity! RED sponsors are those who have contributed $1000 up to $1499. Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order:
The Rousseau Family of Framingham and Saxonville

WHITE Sponsors ($500 up to $999)

A big thank you to the 2014 White Sponsors for their generosity! WHITE sponsors are those who have contributed $500 up to $999. Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order:
Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency  www.fyins.com
John Everett & Sons Funeral Home www.everettfuneral.com

MetroWest Subaru www.metrowestsubaru.com
Natick Mills www.natickmills.com
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Oln Ventures, Inc.) www.orangeleafyogurt.com
Whitney Place / Salmon Health & Retirement http://www.salmonhealthandretirement.com/assisted-living/

BLUE Sponsors (up to $499)

Thank you to the 2014 BLUE Sponsors for their generosity! BLUE sponsors are those who have contributed up to $499, discounted goods or services, donated materials or services or donated gift certificates.

Please visit them and thank them for their support of Natick's 4th of July Activities.

Sponsors are listed in alphabetical order: 
Achieve Theraputics www.achievetherapeutics.com

Alltype Digital Graphics  www.alltype.com 
Ann Marie & Glen MacKinnon
Bacon Street Farm www.baconstreetfarm.com
B&B Land Corp. 508-655-7520
Bernardi Auto Group www.bernardiautogroup.com
Bill's Pizza www.billspizzeria.com

Brigham-Gill Motorcars www.brighamgillmotorcars.com/index.htm
Coan Heating & Air Conditioning www.coanoil.com
Committee to Re-Elect Robert Jubinville  https://www.facebook.com/bobjubinvilleMA 
David & Sarmita Brown
Dolphin Restaurant  www.dolphinseafood.com

Edward & Lillian Fassino
Fannon's Liquor Store www.fannonsliquors.com
Five Crows  www.fivecrows.com
Five Guys Burgers and Fries www.fiveguys.com
FunStuf Rentals www.funstufrentals.com 
Fun and Games www.gamesandgolf.com/funandgames
Golf on the Village Green www.gamesandgolf.com/golfhome.html

George's Pizza www.georgespizzanatick.com
IVG Hospitals, Inc. www.ivghospitals.com

Jimmy's Jimmies  www.jimmysjimmies.com

Jones Drug www.jonesdrug.com
Little Bits Toys littlebitstoys.com

Marathon Retirement & Pension www.marathonrpc.com
Michael Sullivan www.sullivandistrictattorney.com
Morse Institute Library morseinstitute.org
Nancy N. Solari
Natick-Metrowest Kiwanis Club natickmetrowestkiwanis.iconosites.com
Natick Pegasus www.natickpegasus.org 
Natick Public Works www.natickma.gov/public-works
Natick Recreation and Parks https://www.facebook.com/NatickRecParks
Natick Republican Committee natickgop.org

Natick Wine and Spirits www.natickwineandspirits.com
Paradise Photo & Video www.paradisepv.com

Planet Gymnastics  planetgym.com
Red Mango  www.redmangousa.com

Relay for Life Natick, Framingham and Sherborn https://www.facebook.com/NFSrelay
Robert Jubinville, Governor's Councillor https://www.facebook.com/bobjubinvilleMA

ScrubaDub  www.scrubadub.com/carwashservices/natickbrookline.html
TCAN (The Center for the Arts in Natick) www.natickarts.org

The Frameshop & Gallery  www.frameshop-gallery.com
Villari's Martial Arts  www.natickmartialarts.com

Fabulous Flatbeds:

Coach and Carriage  www.coachandcarriageautobody.com
Exceptional Towing  exceptionalautobody.com
Mabardy Towing  www.mabardysgulfservice.com
Middlesex Auto Body middlesexautobody.com
Negoshian’s Towing www.negoshianstowing.com
Regan Septic Service www.regansepticpumping.com

Fabulous Flatbeds (Bringing the parade to you!)

We are pleased to recognize the following companies who have provided their flatbed trucks for use in the Natick 4th of July Parade.  The flatbeds bring the sights and sounds to you.

We could not have a successful parade without them!

Coach and Carriage  www.coachandcarriageautobody.com
Exceptional Towing  exceptionalautobody.com
Mabardy Towing  www.mabardysgulfservice.com
Middlesex Auto Body middlesexautobody.com
Negoshian’s Towing www.negoshianstowing.com
Regan Septic Service www.regansepticpumping.com

Dolphin Resturant and Bar

Dolphin Resturant and Bar has locations in Natick and Cambridge.  Our Natick Center location, at 12 Washington Street, offers function rooms for all occasions for up to 200 people. We specialize in taking care of all of your needs, from your wedding reception, business meeting or any social occasion.  Our beautiful show rooms and professional staff are ready to make your event a special one.

Peter Giannacopoulos immigrated to the United States from Greece in 1967.  From the age of twelve his life was spent on the waterfronts of Boston where he came to know and love every aspect of the restaurant business.  At twenty, planning on a career in engineering, he was working for a major engineering firm while attending college.  One afternoon, a corporate decision to eliminate his position left him without funding for further education and he found himself at the first great crossroad of his life.

Reflecting on his early waterfront training as a valuable tool, he changed direction professionally.  On April 21, 1975 with the support of his family and friends he opened Dolphin Seafood in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Since that time his mornings have been spent on the piers of Boston personally selecting the fish which is prepared and sold in his restaurants.

Peter’s philosophy has been, “to handpick the finest seafood and serve it to his guests in a friendly atmosphere at the most reasonable prices possible.”

This successful “Phin-osophy” as they call it, has allowed the family to expand its services to other areas as well.  The Catering department is excited to bring the Dolphin’s vast menu fresh to your door step.  Also, the newly renovated Function Rooms are top of the line allowing them to bring their expertise to your own private setting.

Through the history of the Dolphin, Peter offers his employees and customers  an inspirational moment to perceive life’s disappointments as a vehicle of opportunity to believe in their dreams.

The Dolphin is pleased to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

12 Washington Street
Natick, MA 01760


Villari's Martial Arts

Villari's Martial Arts has been serving Natick and surrounding communities since 1974. We moved into our spacious new studio in February of 2013.  Our school is family focused. We have martial arts classes for everyone from 4 to 99.  Our staff is dedicated to teaching your family martial arts in a friendly, fun and safe environment. 

Villari's Martial Arts was founded in 1968 in Waltham Massachusetts. Grand Master Villari trained in many martial arts, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each. Rather than choose a specific Martial Art, Grand Master Villari chose to blend three strong and different Martial Arts to compose the core of our system. He also incorporated techniques from other disciplines like Chinese Temple Boxing and Chin Na (the art of seizing and grappling).

Villaris' Martial Arts is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Villari's Martial Arts Center

148 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760



Michael Sullivan for Middlesex District Attorney

Michael Sullivan for Middlesex District Attorney. Attorney Michael Sullivan combines the experience, background and skills required to be a strong and effective District Attorney for Middlesex County. As a tough prosecutor, a diligent court administrator, a tireless victim’s advocate, and responsive community leader, he has the ability to make the District Attorney’s office more effective and accountable to the citizens it serves.

As an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County and an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth, Michael understands firsthand the DA’s responsibilities as a prosecutor. As an appointee of the Chief Justice of the Superior Court, Michael has also served as Special Magistrate for Criminal Matters, where he has seen first hand effects of crime. As the elected Clerk of Courts for Middlesex County, he has proven his ability to manage budgets, staff and schedules while demanding efficiency and accountability.

The job of District Attorney also demands extensive skill in management, outreach, negotiation and common sense leadership, and these are exactly the kind of skills Michael Sullivan has developed and become respected for through 20 years of service.

    •    The vision to see.
    •    The experience to do.
    •    The skill to lead.

Michael A. Sullivan Committee
300 Trade Center – Suite 1710
Woburn, MA 01801
TEL: 781-933-2300
FAX: 781-933-2305



Achieve Therapeutics

Achieve Therapeutics is much more than a Massage Therapy office.

Dr. Sharon Sharpe, ScD, ATC, LMT began her practice to fill a gap in available wellness solutions for active people who deal with pain on a regular basis.  While many will deal with pain and carry on (it’s” just pain” after all) this pain takes a toll on one’s energy, mood, mental acuity and quality of sleep.  She began her practice to help people STAY as active as they want to be. 

Dr. Sharon Sharpe's practice is based on a model of care which, first and foremost, considers the patient and his or her goals.

During her career as a Licensed Athletic Trainer,  Dr. Sharpe has worked under a medical model, in close collaboration with other medical professionals, with the goal of safely returning athletes to full competition.  This sports medicine model is the basis of her practice of massage therapy and functional conditioning.     

If you are an avid biker, hiker, golfer, martial artist or any other sport or recreational activity, and you want to be able to participate "like you used to", Dr. Sharpe wants to be your partner in reaching that goal.

You really don't know how GOOD,  you COULD  feel!

Achieve Therapeutics is pleased to sponsor the feel good activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Achieve Therapeutics
2  Summer St, #303
Natick MA  01760             

Friday, June 13, 2014

Roche Bros.

Roche Bros. has grown and become one of the most innovative, distinguished and exciting supermarkets in our industry.  Headquartered in Wellesley, MA, we  operate 18 neighborhood supermarkets, employing over 4,600 associates.  We offer the highest quality perishables, your favorite food brands, full service catering, and Home Delivery. Second generation owners Rick and Ed Roche carry on the family tradition, operating Roche Bros. with pride, and bringing home delicious, quality food to their family table.

We are delighted to sponsor the Friends of the Fourth activities.


MutualOne Bank

MutualOne Bank was established in 2012, following the consolidation of Framingham Co-operative Bank and Natick Federal Savings Bank into one institution.

MutualOne Bank builds upon the strengths developed by the two original mutual institutions during their long and proud history of service to residents and businesses in MetroWest communities.

MutualOne Bank meets the needs of its customers with a variety of checking, savings, consumer loan, home financing, and commercial programs, supported by exceptional personal service and the latest technology.

For more information on our products and services, please visit our website, stop by one our branches or call us at (508) 820-4000.

People you can count on.

MutualOne Bank is the official sponsor of Natick's Voice on the Common.
We are delighted to support the Friends of the 4th's activities and celebrations.


Middlesex Savings Bank

Middlesex Savings Bank is one of the largest and strongest banks in Massachusetts with assets exceeding $4 billion. We have 29 branches and 5 business-lending centers serving 24 area communities.  As a mutual savings bank we don’t have shareholders.  That means we can focus on the long run well-being of business and consumer customers in our towns.  We have been an independent community bank for over 175 years and cannot be sold. That independence helps us fulfill our community mission.  We strive to provide outstanding value to customers by maintaining fee levels that are typically lower than large banking institutions.  What’s more, we are committed to advancing the work of the many community organizations and non-profits that make our towns outstanding places to live.

At Middlesex we believe that when community institutions are strong, the community prospers and we succeed as a community bank.

We are pleased to continue to support the efforts and activities of the Friends of the 4th of July, Inc.

Middlesex Savings Bank is the official sponsor of Family Night.


Walt Disney Pictures' Planes: Fire & Rescue

Walt Disney Pictures is delighted to support Friends of the 4th and to join in the celebration and activities to promote their upcoming film “Planes: Fire & Rescue,” which hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.  “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure in which Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft and learns what it takes to become a true hero. Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” is dedicated to the courageous firefighters who risk their lives to save the lives of others.

Disney.com/Planes    facebook.com/DisneyPlanes    twitter.com/DisneyPictures

Mercedes-Benz of Natick

Mercedes-Benz of Natick is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th.

You might know us as a popular Mercedes-Benz dealership, serving the greater Natick area.

We are... But, that's not all we are. We're your neighbors with a vested interest in keeping you safe and confident while you're on the road. That's why we choose to sell new Mercedes-Benz and used car models. It's also why we offer first-rate Mercedes-Benz service.We are your Concord & Framingham area Luxury Car Dealership.

Our commitment to treating you in a neighborly fashion extends from our inventories and auto repair service to our no-frills, easy-to-comprehend auto financing. This comes not only in the form of car loans and leasing for drivers from Natick, Framingham, Concord and Wellesley, but a tenacious spirit dedicated to getting the flexible terms you deserve.

If you have any questions, drop us a line, give us a call, or drop by 253 North Main Street Natick, Massachusetts. We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you soon.

We are a proud family member of The Herb Chambers Companies.

Mercedes-Benz of Natick
253 North Main Street Route 27
Natick, MA 01760
Sales: 888-215-9601
Service / Parts: 877-536-2352


Thursday, June 12, 2014


MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Employing more than 3000 people, The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, with offices and representatives throughout the world. The company has been profitable every year since its inception and is privately held.

MATLAB and Simulink are used throughout the automotive, aerospace, communications, electronics, and industrial automation industries as fundamental tools for research and development. They are also used for modeling and simulation in increasingly technical fields, such as financial services and computational biology. MATLAB and Simulink enable the design and development of a wide range of advanced products, including automotive systems, aerospace flight control and avionics, telecommunications and other electronics equipment, industrial machinery, and medical devices. More than 5000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB and Simulink for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.

MathWorks is committed to acting responsibly as a global corporate citizen. Our core values and conviction to "Do the Right Thing" guide us in leveraging our unique company strengths for meaningful outcomes. We believe that investing in our Social Mission Program helps us to lead in both our communities and the field of technical computing.

We support the vitality of the communities in which we work by contributing to organizations that help develop and enrich our cities and towns and by participating in local initiatives.

We are proud to contribute to the Natick community.

3 Apple Hill Drive
Natick, MA 01760-2098


Monday, June 9, 2014

Lexus of Northborough

Lexus of Northborough operates with one goal in mind: 100% customer satisfaction. We sell and service exceptional vehicles and believe our customers deserve a dealership experience to match, from courteous, no-pressure sales to efficient, state-of-the-art service. Our goal is to be our customers' dealer for life — we're proud of the number who come back to us again and again, and recommend us to their friends and family.

We are pleased to sponsor Natick's Friends of the Fourth, one of the best organizations in the Metrowest area, and their wonderful activities to celebrate July 4th.

Lexus of Northborough
Route 9 14 Belmont St
Northborough, MA 01532


Relay For Life of Natick, Framingham, and Sherborn

Relay For Life of Natick, Framingham, and Sherborn is pleased to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

At Relay, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length. Relayers do not have to walk all night, but each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.

In the fight against cancer, silence is the last thing we need. Your local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a great place to take action and make noise. The Relay For Life movement features community and campus events that offer an inspiring opportunity to honor cancer survivors, promote how individuals can reduce their cancer risk, and raise money to help end cancer. Today, with the support of thousands of volunteers, the American Cancer Society is helping save more than 400 lives a day. And we won't stop until we finish the fight against cancer!

Web:  http://www.relayforlife.org/NatickMA
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/NFSrelay

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Morse Institute Library

Morse Institute Library, “Natick’s Community Library,” stands in the heart of downtown Natick. The beautifully remodeled building houses 200,000 books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.

You’ll find the latest bestsellers, popular movies, current magazines and newspapers, and local history information. We also offer reduced admission passes to area museums, including many major Boston museums.

A Natick library card gives you 24/7 online access to eBooks and digital audiobooks, magazine and journal articles, and premium resources for homework help, business research, and all-ages learning.

Free Wi-Fi, public computers, and an abundance of comfortable reading and study areas make the library a popular stopping place. With quality programs for all ages, meeting rooms for the public, art and history exhibits, and a friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to help you find information, master new technology, or discover your next favorite book, we strive to be an essential part of our community.

Morse Institute Library is proud to be a sponsor of one of Natick's best community traditions, the annual Fourth of July Celebration.

Morse Institute Library
14 East Central St.
Natick, MA 01760


Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt / Oln Ventures Frozen Yogurt

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is the ultimate dessert experience. We're a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other. We work hard to make the best froyo (frozen yogurt) you've ever tasted and are committed to becoming a valuable partner in your community.  Our customers prefer us because of our awesome froyo, fun people and cool spoons.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt provides more than just a great product and an awesome experience. A key contributor to the success of this brand is our focus on giving back and being a part the community.

Orange Leaf’s community giving programs are geared toward charitable organizations that support and benefit children, with an emphasis on education; however, our franchisees are always ready to support any local efforts. CEO of Orange Leaf, Reese Travis is committed to making a difference through our local communities. One of the ways Orange Leaf empowers its franchisees to give back to their local communities is through our annual community service grant-making program that supports stores that live and breathe our values of supporting the community.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th.

Franchise Owner: Oln Ventures Frozen Yogurt
213 North Main (next to Five Guys)
Natick, MA

Friday, June 6, 2014

The Rousseau Family of Framingham and Saxonville

The Rousseau Family of Framingham and Saxonville is once again pleased to support the Friends of the 4th and the July 4th activities.  We believe in community involvement and support.

IVG (InTown Veterinary Group))

Established in 1979, IVG (InTown Veterinary Group) is comprised of a team of accomplished veterinary professionals dedicated to providing compassionate care to pets and their families using the most advanced medical solutions available today. We care about your pet because you care about your pet. Your bond is important to each and every staff member at every one of our hospitals.

At IVG, we value the long-term relationships we have built with yourselves, your family’s veterinarian and the pets you love. As we continue to expand our hospitals and services, we remain committed to maintaining the highest standards of compassion, empathy, and medical care for the benefit of our clients, colleagues and the greater community of pet owners.  IVG creates value by advancing the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, and our promotion of the human-animal bond.

Our mission is founded on the principles of ensuring the highest standards of medical quality are always met, developing new opportunities for education for our staff, clients and pet owners in general, all with empathy for the pet and the owner at the core of our every interaction


IVG MetroWest
5 Strathmore Rd.
Natick, MA 01760

Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital
Woburn, MA 01801

Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Bulger Veterinary Hospital
North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978-725-5544 GP: 978-682-9905

Coan Heating & Air Conditioning

Coan Heating & Air Conditioning provides comprehensive home comfort services with outstanding value and a great customer experience. Our goal is to build lasting relationships by exceeding our customers' expectations every time they call on us.  We are pleased to support the Natick Friends of the 4th celebrations.

We are an experienced team of heating and cooling experts who embrace energy conservation and love helping customers reduce their energy costs. Expertise like ours can make a big difference in your energy bills, because sophisticated, high-efficiency equipment requires precise installation and service.

For the best in heating oil, heating and air conditioning in Boston Metrowest, call Coan Oil today. Coan offers heating oil delivery and heating and air conditioning services in Ashland, Auburndale, Bellingham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Lincoln, Marlboro, Medfield, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Needham Heights, Newton, Newton Center, Newton Highlands, Norfolk, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Upton, Waban, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Westwood, Middlesex Country, Norfolk County MA and Worcester County MA.

Coan Heating & Air Conditioning
196 West Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
800-COAN-INC (262-6462)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bernardi Auto Group

Bernardi Auto Group offers an outstanding line-up of vehicles at seven dealerships located in the Greater Boston, MetroWest and MetroSouth areas. These include Acura of Boston, Bernardi Honda in Natick, Audi Natick, Bernardi Toyota-Scion in Framingham, Volvo of Wellesley, Bernardi Hyundai and Bernardi Honda Brockton.

Boston Body Shop, located in Brighton, is our state-of-the-art auto body repair facility staffed by well-trained and experienced technicians. All of our stores are beautifully appointed and easy to get to, offer a vast array of new and used cars and trucks, the most technological and well-equipped service shops and huge inventories of parts and accessories.

When you visit any of our stores, you will find a bright, dynamic showroom, comfortably furnished and customer-friendly. Each location offers a lounge area where you can relax, enjoy complimentary refreshments, catch the local news or a favorite show on one of our large flat-screen televisions, or get some work done in our quiet business center. All of our facilities feature WIFI internet access. If you prefer, our convenient shuttle service can take you home, to work, to a local shopping area and in some stores, even to a near-by museum with complimentary admission. There are rental or loaner vehicles available depending on location should you need more flexible transportation while your vehicle is being serviced.

Through our internet and business development centers, you can contact us for information or service appointments by email or telephone. Our internet and call centers are staffed with knowledgeable and courteous men and women who can assist you with your inquiries or schedule your service visit for a day and time convenient for you.

Most important, our staff is experienced, trained and motivated to provide you with the very best information and service available in the Northeast. The Bernardi Auto Group has been doing business for over forty years and many of our employees have been with us for 10, 20 or 30-plus years. All of our staff is committed to our slogan, "Bernardi for Now… Bernardi for Life." This means that when you buy a car at a Bernardi dealership, we will be there for you while you own that car, as well as the next one and the one after that. When your son or daughter needs a vehicle, or your aunt or nephew or your next-door neighbor is in the market, Bernardi will help find the right car at the right price. We are here to maintain your vehicle so that it operates at peak performance. The Bernardi for Now… Benardi for Life philosophy is complete service to the customer, at his/her convenience and to his/her satisfaction. It is this Bernardi difference that has made us successful for nearly half a century.

Bernardi Auto Group offers a fine line of vehicles, including Honda, Audi, Acura, Toyota and Scion at 4 locations in the Greater Boston / Metro West area. We also have a Pre-Owned store in Natick that boasts a large selection of quality used cars and trucks, and Boston Body Shop is there to help when your vehicle needs a little TLC. Our stores are beautifully appointed and easy to get to, offering a vast array of new and used cars and trucks, state of the art service departments, huge inventories of parts and accessories and a fleet of Toyota cars, sport utilities and vans that can be rented for one day or long term.

When you visit any of our stores, you will find bright, dynamic showrooms, comfortably furnished and customer-friendly. Each location offers a lounge area with features such as a coffee bar, cable television, a children’s playroom, and workstations with WIFI Internet access and telephones.

Most important, our staff is highly trained and motivated to provide you, our valued customer, with the very best information and service available in the Northeast. The Bernardi Group has been in business for over 30 years, and many of our employees have been with us for most, if not all, of those years. All of our staff is committed to our slogan, “Customer Satisfaction has Always been our Business.”

Bernardi Auto Group is proud to sponsor Natick's Fourth of July Activities. We are delighted to provide a vehicle for the parade.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MetroWest Subaru

MetroWest Subaru, located at 948 Worcester Road in Natick, MA, is your premier retailer of new Subaru and used Subaru vehicles. Our dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians are here to make your auto shopping experience fun, easy and financially advantageous. Please utilize our various online resources and allow our excellent network of people to put you in your ideal Subaru vehicle or the Pre-Owned car, truck or SUV of your dreams today!

Convenient from Anywhere - Expect the Best at MetroWest!

MetroWest Subaru is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

MetroWest Subaru
948 Worcester Road
Route 9 East
Natick, MA 01760

Sales: 888-875-1243
Service: 508-315-5176 
Parts: 508-315-5175

Monday, June 2, 2014

Fair & Yeager Insurance

Established in 1898, Fair & Yeager Insurance has grown and expanded in downtown Natick. Three generations later we continue to service our customer's needs in Property & Casualty Insurance and Life & Financial Services.

Appreciation and quality service are not just words at Fair & Yeager Insurance, but are commitments we make to you!! Our mission is superior personalized service. Our goal is a totally satisfied customer. A tradition of integrity and caring for our customers...A tradition we work hard to maintain.

Fair & Yeager Insurance Agency continues its support of the Natick and Metrowest Community with its support of the Natick 4th of July activities.


John Everett & Sons Funeral Home

John Everett & Sons Funeral Home

For four generations, Everett services have been characterized by sympathetic understanding and complete attention to detail, which was realized and perfected by more than a century of experience. We appreciate the attention to detail that the Friends of the 4th Committee uses as they plan and execute Natick's July 4th Celebrations.


Natick Mills

Natick Mills

Natick Mills is delighted to sponsor the Friends of the 4th Celebrations and Parade.

Built in the early 1900's the Dean Shoe Building was a cornerstone for the Town of Natick prosperity. The building in the 1970's was used as a "mill" warehouse and retail shop for fabric and its products, thus the name "The Mills at Natick" or "Natick Mills."

In 1986 a local family, seeing its historical value, purchased the property and converted it into its current use as an 83 unit apartment building. The Natick Mills is still owned and managed by the same family.

The building is located 6 blocks north of the center of town on Route 27. It is an easy 5-10 minute walk to the MBTA commuter rail (to Boston/Worcester), downtown shopping and TCAN - The Center for the Arts in Natick. Natick Mills is minutes to all major shopping areas and minutes to all major highways including the Mass Turnpike, Routes 9, 95/128 and 2.

Phone: 508-653-0773
Fax: 508-653-3879

Natick Public Works

We are able to have clean water, sanitation, safe streets and neighborhoods, and much more because of Natick Public Works. So when you see a street sweeper, a sewer or waterline maintenance crew, a garbage or salt truck, or police and fire, remember they are serving you and your community.

Public works plays a key role in the planning, building and maintenance of infrastructure projects in their communities that will allow future generations to  enjoy a higher quality of life.

Natick Public Works is delighted to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Natick Public Works
75 West Street
Natick, MA 0760


Natick Pegasus

Natick Pegasus is the public access corporation serving the town of Natick. We provide public access programming, education programming and coverage of government meetings

Natick Pegasus Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, formed to manage the Access cable channels for the town of Natick. The channels programmed by Natick Pegasus are carried by Comcast, RCN and Verizon, in the same way that all other television stations are carried by the cable company. Our funding is provided by the cable subscribers of Natick by means of an access fee, stipulated in cable contracts signed between Comcast, RCN and Verizon and the town of Natick.

In addition to programming and coverage of town meetings, Natick Pegasus offers classes in basic television production, volunteer opportunities and equipment to use. Whether your looking for quality local programming, coverage of government meetings, a list of upcoming events in town, or training to make your own television program, Natick Pegasus is here to serve you.

Natick Pegasus is proud to support the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Natick Pegasus
2 Summer St. Suite 350
Natick, MA 01760


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Planet Gymnastics

Planet Gymnastics fosters good exercise habits leading to happier healthier lives with:
  • A Noncompetitive approach to teaching. We build on each child’s individual performance rather than compared to others.
  • Our equipment is appropriate to a child’s size and strength. Since equipment plays an important role in helping to develop motor skills, equipment scaled just for kids leads to greater chances for learning and more opportunities for success.
  • Our curriculum is designed to allow each child to progress. We create challenges every child can successfully accomplish and help them develop “I can” attitudes.
We are committed to the enhancement of each child’s fitness and self-esteem through the fun and enjoyment of gymnastics in a non-competitive environment.

Gymnastics provides complete all around exercise. It is FUN physical activity. The importance of physical activity in our life style is now being realized.

Gymnastics during childhood and youth may form the foundation for physical activity habits in the future. In instituting a positive attitude towards physical activity, your responsible as parents and ours as educators is to make your child’s early movement experience positive, healthy, and fun.

We are pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Planet Gymnastics
7 Strathmore Road
Natick, MA 01760


Five Crows Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts

Five Crows Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts is an artist owned shop established in 2002 in historic Natick Center showing the handcrafted works more than 150 regional artists.

Because we have a relationship with all our artists, we can easily facilitate custom orders and help create those stories that last a lifetime.

There is a wide array of gifts available to suit every occasion, starting at less than $25.  These include jewelry, pottery, paintings and prints, designer clothing and handbags, children’s items, quilts, fiber arts, glass and much more. 

Free gift wrapping is included with every purchase.

We are pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Five Crows Gallery & Handcrafted Gifts
41 Main Street
Natick, MA 01760


Whitney Place / SALMON Health and Retirement

Whitney Place at Natick is delighted to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences are operated by the SALMON Health and Retirement companies.

A place where the care and comfort of our residents is our highest priority.

A place that enlivens the senses, instills a sense of well being, and fulfills the needs and wishes of all who reside here.

To our residents and to their families, we pledge to provide the finest in accommodations and personal service, so that they may enjoy a lifestyle of maximum independence in a refined atmosphere of warmth and friendship.

Assisted living at Whitney Place offers seniors an array of personal services in a home-like setting.

Our Tapestry program, available in Natick, Northborough, and Westborough, is an innovative assisted living program for seniors with memory impairment. Please see the link on this site about The Tapestry Program for more information about it.

Whitney Place promotes intergenerational programs. Mommy and Me groups, local Girl Scout troop activities, involvement with local elementary schools, and coordination with volunteers and family members all help bring plenty of time together for residents and youngsters of all ages on a regular basis.

The Salmon family companies offer a full continuum of high quality residential and healthcare services, as well as child care and management consulting services. Our companies are located on six campuses: Natick, Northborough, Northbridge, Westborough and two in Worcester, MA.

Whitney Place at Natick

Three Vision Drive, Route 9 West, Natick, MA 01760.



Committee to Re-Elect Robert L. Jubinville

Governor’s Councillor Robert L. Jubinville of Milton announced that he is seeking re-election to represent his District 2 constituents for a second term.

Robert Jubinville was born and raised in Holyoke, Massachusetts. At an early age, he began to demonstrate his passion for helping others. By age fourteen, he was actively involved with the community through what is now known as The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke. This organization promotes the education, social involvement and character development of boys and girls of all ages. He continues to support the Boys and Girls Club and other local charitable organizations.

Aside from the main duty of a Governor’s Councillor to vote on the governor’s judicial nominees, Jubinville has attempted to improve the court system as a whole. During his first months of elected office, he toured understaffed district courthouses across the Commonwealth and made recommendations to the governor and the Legislature based on his experiences and knowledge as a trial attorney. Jubinville also worked to expand judicial transparency through holding seminars on how to become a judge. He has never missed a meeting and has been always available to talk with constituents about their concerns.

The Committee to Re-Elect Robert Jubinville is pleased to support the activities of Natick's Friends of the 4th.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Marathon Retirement & Pension Consulting

Marathon Retirement & Pension Consulting, LLC (Marathon RPC) is a registered, independent, fee-based consulting and investment advisory firm founded in 2013. Marathon RPC offers investment advice to small and mid-sized retirement plans. In addition, Marathon RPC offers retirement investment consulting to individuals planning their retirement future. 

Founded and led by an industry veteran, Marathon RPC is knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated to servicing the needs of individuals through the retirement planning process.

We are the winning solution for small and mid-sized retirement plans!  

Marathon Retirement & Pension Consulting is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

Marathon Retirement & Pension Consulting
Four Walcott Street
Natick, MA 01760

Monday, May 26, 2014

George's Pizza

George's Pizza is glad to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th. We have delicious pizza, gourmet pizza, calzones, subs, dinners, pasta, salads and side orders.

George's Pizza
41 South Main St.
Natick, MA 01760



Alltype Digital Graphics

Alltype Digital Graphics is pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th. At Alltype, we work with you to provide incredible signs, banners, vehicle wraps and digital graphics. We encourage your involvement throughout the process. Create spectacular results with Alltype!

We love what we do and it shows in our work! The Alltype staff is here to help you make the right decisions for your individual needs. We are experienced, friendly and always ready to offer new options and ideas to make your signs, banners, and graphics stand out from your competitors. We’ll work with you from the initial concept through the finished product, advising and helping with all aspects of the project, including designing and choosing the right colors and substrate. Alltype will make your company’s brand shine at your next trade show, community gathering or special event. Our work can be seen on vehicle wraps, sidewalk sandwich boards, in retail stores and many other places throughout New England.

The Latest Technology
: We are firmly committed to offering the latest sign and digital imaging technologies by constantly reinvesting in new equipment, like our pinpoint-accurate color matching technology, which keeps your logo and colors consistent throughout each run. Our digital die-cutter opens up endless possibilities, with its ability to create amazing signs and graphics in any shape you can imagine.

The Best Value in Digital Graphics
: We believe Alltype Digital Graphics offers the best customer experience in the sign and banner business, with very competitive pricing and a quick turnaround time. Our steadfast commitment provides the best service possible. You’ll be glad you gave us a try. Many of our clients tell us they wish they’d known about us sooner!

Alltype Digital Graphics
505 Worcester Rd. 
Framingham, MA 01701

Golf on the Village Green / Fun and Games

Golf on the Village Green / Fun and Games are pleased to sponsor the activities of the Friends of the 4th.

For nearly 50 years Golf on the Village Green has been a true reminder of the freedom trail and carries an educational and patriotic theme. The natural setting with quaint landscaping and cobblestone paths provides a pleasant backdrop for a day with the kids or a casual night out under the lights. Our miniature historical buildings, life-size statues and other colonial replicas make this a unique miniature golf experience.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GolfVG

Since 1974 Fun and Games has been providing quality entertainment while cultivating an atmosphere fit for the entire family. With an ever changing selection of games to play, prizes to win, and constantly evolving laser tag arena there is always something new to experience. With over 50,000 birthdays celebrated, Fun and Games has been the choice for local families for nearly 40 years.

Fun and Games is the perfect destination whether its an afternoon of fun with family and friends or a special occasion such as a birthday party, school fundraiser, or corporate event. We pride ourselves on providing a clean and safe environment for all to enjoy, at the same time offering outstanding customer service. Come in today to see why families are choosing Fun and Games now more than ever before.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FunAndGames1974

Fannon’s Liquors

Fannon’s Liquors, located on North Main St. in Natick, MA, has been proudly catering to Metro West for over 30 years. As the premium fine wine shop in the Natick/Wellesley area, we have selected the best quality in boutique fine wines as well as craft beers and premium spirits. With over 1,000 types of wine and hundreds of beers and spirits, our knowledgeable and friendly sales staff is happy to help you find what you need.

Whether stocking for a party or looking for that special fine wine, Fannon’s Liquors is “Your premium one stop shop for fine wines and spirits.”

Fannon's Liquor is proud to sponsor the Friends of the 4th, a premium organization.

Fannon's Liquor Store, Inc.
212 N Main Street
Natick, MA 01760


ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers

ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers offers 17 locations in the New England area. We offer Full Service, Exterior, Touchless In Bay Automatic and Self Service car washing as well as Auto Detailing, Gasoline and Convenience Stores. 

Our locations:
Massachusetts (Natick, Boston, Brookline, South Bay/Dorchester, Brighton, Roslindale, Marlboro, Shrewbury, and Worcester, 
Rhode Island (Warwick)
New Hampshire (Salem)
Maine (Portland, South Portland and Biddeford). 

Your car is an investment. When it looks good, you look good. Keep that "new car" look with a visit to ScrubaDub Car Wash in Natick.

At ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers, we're committed to giving back to the community.  We help all charities and fund raising events.

We are delighted to help the Natick Friends of the 4th look good.

ScrubaDub Auto Wash Centers
172 Worcester Rd
Natick, MA 01760


Friday, May 16, 2014

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Five Guys Natick is pleased to support the Friends of the 4th.

Five Guys has been a Washington, DC area favorite since 1986 when Jerry and Janie Murrell offered sage advice to the four young Murrell brothers: "Start a business or go to college."The business route won and the Murrell family opened a carry-out burger joint in Arlington, Virginia.

Under the guidance of Jerry and Janie, the Murrell family served only hand-formed burgers cooked to perfection on a grill along with fresh-cut fries cooked in pure peanut oil. The little burger joint quickly developed a cult-like following. Press paid attention. Customers voted the burger"#1" in the metro area

During the 1980's and 1990's the Murrell family perfected their simple system. Five Guys was The Place to get a fresh, juicy burger with all the toppings you could stuff between fresh-baked buns. A fifth brother was born and, as their family grew, so did their business. 

Early in 2003 Jerry and Janie, together with the five"guys" began offering franchise opportunities.

Now, over 20 years after Five Guys first opened, there are over 1,000 locations nationwide and over 1500 units in development. Five Guys continues to receive media attention and has grown a cult-like following around the world.

Five Guys Natick
841 Worcester Street  (Rt 9/27 Plaza)
Natick, MA 01760

Kiwanis Club of Natick-MetroWest

Kiwanis Club of Natick Metrowest, Inc. serving our community since 1946. We invite you to our July 4th fundraiser, our annual Pancake Breakfast, at St. Paul's from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Adults $6, Kids $3.

The Natick-Metrowest Kiwanis Club is a group of volunteers that come together to help children and families in our community. We conduct numerous service projects in the area and award college scholarships to area high school seniors going to college.

We also raise funds to support our service projects, local charities and pediatric research at Tufts Medical Center's Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute in Boston.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis and its youth-oriented Service Leadership Programs serve communities in more than 80 countries and geographic areas.

Natick-Metrowest Kiwanis Club is pleased to support the activities of Natick Friends of the 4th.