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The stuff of Race coming down to the wire for Moore, Beshir nightmares S enate candidates go head to head in exclusive interviews BY KEVIN FLANDERS

As a parent to two young children, it is quite often that I will be working late at night, typing away on some random document for work, lost in what I am doing, when I am broken out of my trance by the faint moan from down the hallway from one of my children. Sometimes, the moan fades away to silence, and I know that whatever they were dreaming about has passed, and everything is OK. But sometimes, the moan develops into a cry, followed by “Mommy!” I don’t take it personally. Usually, if Mommy hasn’t already done so first, I’ll tip toe down the hallway and peek in, and give a reassuring pat on the back. If it persists, I’ll pick them up and rock them back to sleep. he Sometimes, it happens inor without a noise, when etails I’ll be startled by one of ADAM them suddenMINOR ly standing in front of me, half asleep and frowning. If that sight doesn’t break your heart, I don’t know what does. “Are you having a scary dream?” I asked my son during the most recent wake up. I feel his head nod on my shoulder. The nod is mostly all I get sometimes, as he is already asleep by the time I get him back to bed. I’ll dream from time to time. Most of them are the most random pieces of memories sewn together in a nonsensical patchwork that defies explanation. I’m in a school taking a final for a class I didn’t attend all semester; then suddenly I’m flying over a city like Superman (and yes, more often than not, I do a lap around the globe on top of the Daily Planet); then I’m being chased through the woods by unseen forces; then … well, random is random for a reason. It’s been a long time since I have had a “nightmare” that has truly scared me. Most times, I wake up knowing that I have dreamt something but forgetting nearly everything I had just dreamt about. One of the most glaring exceptions to that rule came when I was young. I had just watched (and don’t ask me why I chose to watch this, because my parents would not have approved) the horror movie “Chucky.” For those of you who don’t know, the movie surrounds an epically creepy doll possessed by the spirit of a serial killer. Yeah…a killer doll. If you don’t know about “Chucky,” look it up at your own risk. It’s hard to forget how creepy he is. Anyway, the movie gave me nightmares for weeks, and to this day, I can still recall the details of one particular nightmare that involved me being chased by Chucky brandishing a knife in a library. I can look back on it now and laugh, but back then,

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NEWS STAFF WRITER

Michael Moore

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For our election profile coverage this season, we invited candidates to participate in a debate-style format in which they answered the same questions about important issues facing their districts. In our second election profile, candidates for the 2nd Worcester Senate District — incumbent Sen. Michael Moore (D-Millbury) and Mesfin Beshir (R-Worcester)

— provided their answers to the following eight questions. The 2nd Worcester Senate District includes Auburn, Leicester, and Northbridge, among other communities. Looking ahead, what are some of your immediate focuses and priorities for the district?

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Towns offer early voting for first time BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER

Residents looking to beat the Election Day crowds are in luck, as Massachusetts launched early voting for the first time ever this year. Beginning this past Monday, Oct. 24, town clerks throughout the area have already seen a steady flow of residents taking advantage of the new opportunity. Unlike residents seeking absentee ballots, early voters are not required to provide a reason for doing so. They can simply stop by the town clerk’s office during posted hours and fill out the ballot. For residents with work or school

obligations – or voters who just want to avoid the lines and busy parking lots – early voting is a great opportunity. Town clerks have been busily preparing for early voting, and they are hoping it drives up voter turnout this year. “Anything that makes it easier for voters to cast a ballot is a good thing,” said Spencer Town Clerk Laura Torti. “This will offer convenience for people who want to vote on a different day.” While early voting makes it more convenient for residents, the process is requiring town clerks Turn To

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Several businesses and restaurants took part in the first ever Taste of Leicester event on Oct. 15, which was sold out. Proceeds will support the Leicester Food Pantry. Pictured, Chef Shane Anderson, of Eller’s Restaurant, left, with his assistant, Gabe Smith.

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Taste of Leicester event supports food pantry BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER

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BROOKFIELD — Halloween fun came a week early for youngsters and their families, who braved a brisk, windy night last Saturday, Oct. 22, to show off their pumpkins at Pumpkinfest. Pictured, Meredith Riddle, of Brookfield, and her 8-year-old daughter, Piper, smile along with their pumpkin. For more photos, turn to page A7!

LEICESTER — In a strongly attended first-year event, residents got a delicious Taste of Leicester while supporting families struggling with food insecurity. The fundraiser took place on Oct. 15 at Hillcrest Country Club, with proceeds supporting the Leicester Food Pantry as it gears up for its busiest season of the year. Guests were able to sample foods Turn To

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Dixon denies domestic assault accusations as election nears BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER

As the election nears and rampant rumors and questions continue to swirl, 17th Worcester District Democratic candidate Moses Dixon is denying domestic assault assertions stemming from an incident four years ago. Dixon was charged with assault and battery in May of 2012. Kristal Hansley, who was in a relationship with Dixon at the time, brought the charges and filed a restraining order against Dixon. The charges were eventually dismissed in a Worcester court, but the file containing the court proceedings was sealed and made inaccessible to the public. Dixon rejects allegations that he assaulted Hansley. His supporters accused Republican leaders of accentuating the incident as part of a smear campaign in advance of the election. “Like any couple, we had disagreements, but there was never any physical abuse of any kind. Recent reports indicating otherwise are inaccurate,” Dixon explained in a statement. “The allegations of assault were baseless and without merit, which is why they were dismissed by the court.” Hansley, now a resident of Washington, D.C., could not be reached for comment on the 2012 incident. Hansley’s attorney, Andrew Clarke, released a statement last week on her behalf indicating his client’s support for Dixon. The statement did not address the charges or the restraining order from 2012, instead focusing on Dixon’s campaign. “Ms. Hansley is excited that Mr. Dixon will become the first African

American state representative of the 17th Worcester District,” Clarke wrote in the statement. “Mr. Dixon has dedicated his life to being a public servant. My client is confident that Mr. Dixon will continue that dedication by serving the constituents of the 17th Worcester District with grace and fortitude. Added Attorney Luis Perez, who represented Dixon in court following the 2012 incident, “The case was dismissed because the allegations were without merit, as affirmed by the court. Moses Dixon is a kind, gentle man who would never harm a woman.” Republican leaders are demanding answers and keeping the Dixon campaign in defense mode. Republicans contend that the claims Hansley made four years ago are contradictory to her current position, and several leaders and voters are calling for the court file to be unsealed as a matter of transparency. “If he simply releases the arrest report and court proceedings, that would clear everything up,” said State Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer). “The bottom line is that we don’t know what happened – we would only know that if he releases the report.” Incumbent 17th Worcester District State Rep. Kate Campanale (R – Leicester) will face Dixon in the Nov. 8 election. She joins other legislators in calling for the arrest report and the minutes of the court hearings to be released. “While we are now led to believe that the victim has recanted, unfortunately, we know far too well that victims of domestic violence often recant out of fear of retaliation, loss of financial

security, or they are talked out of pursuing charges,” Campanale said. “I would ask like many others for Mr. Dixon to release the records. If there really is no problem, then be open and transparent about it.” Dixon, frustrated by repeated inquiries into the 2012 incident, condemned Republican leaders in a follow-up statement. “Over the last several days, local and state Republican leaders have attacked my character and spread false allegations to score cheap political points,” Dixon wrote in the statement. “Violence against women is unacceptable and is contrary to everything I stand for. I condemn acts of violence in general, but especially acts of violence against women.” “As a legislator, I will always stand up for women and against those who commit domestic violence,” Dixon added. Campanale has been displeased with Dixon’s responses over the last weekplus. “I’m disappointed that Mr. Dixon is trying to deflect and take attention away from his own actions by attacking me. I’ve represented this district for two years now, and I am focused on talking to voters about my record and accomplishments,” Campanale said. “As I’ve said, this is not my issue, but an issue for the voters to decide. I will continue to run my campaign in a positive way, running on my accomplishments and proven track record in supporting the people of Leicester and Worcester.” Kevin Flanders can be reached at 508-909-4140, or by e-mail at [email protected] stonebridgepress.com.

In and Around Spencer BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER

SPENCER — Halloween fun rises to new levels each year at Town Hall, where Spencer’s annual Halloween Party brings all the little ghosts, vampires, goblins and princesses together for a night of spooky entertainment. This year’s event will take place on Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Town Hall. The program will include a DJ, an indoor bounce house, balloon animals, games, cotton candy and cupcakes, and of course prizes for the best costume in several age groups. There is no charge to get in, so be sure to follow your trickor-treating fun by joining the party.

MATH MEET Hundreds of students from throughout the area took part in an Oct. 18 mathematics competition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The 29th Annual Invitational Mathematics Meet, sponsored by the WPI Mathematical Sciences Department, brought 360 students to campus with their advisors. Teams from each school competed against each other by challenging themselves with a series of increasingly difficult math problems. The winners received more than $100,000 in individual and team scholarships to WPI. Local schools participating in the event included Auburn High School, Quabbin Regional High School, Shepherd Hill Regional High School, Tantasqua Regional High School, and Uxbridge High School.

PARANORMAL PRESENTATION The scares will keep coming well after Halloween this year. Prepare to explore the frightening and supernatural with Jeff Belanger, a leading paranormal researcher and enthusiast of all things macabre. The author and Emmy-nominated host and producer of New England Legends on PBS, Belanger will visit Warren Public Library on Nov. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. The event will include a multimedia lecture, a question and answer segment, and a book signing. Since 1997, Belanger has interviewed thousands of witnesses to mysterious and unexplainable happenings – some of them downright bizarre. He is the founder of Ghostvillage.com, as well as a longtime speaker and lecturer. Additionally, Belanger has written such books as Our Haunted Lives, Weird Massachusetts, and The World’s Most Haunted Places. The library event is free and open to guests of all ages.

PUMPKIN PRIDE Students at East Brookfield Elementary School recently took part in a unique project to celebrate the Halloween season. The students picked characters from their favorite books and decorated pumpkins to look like their literary heroes. The project was a lot of fun for the stu-

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NORTH BROOKFIELD — The autumn craft fair at First Congregational Church of North Brookfield has been taking place for more than 50 years — and it always receives strong support from the community. Guests once again came out in big numbers for a fun day at the church, which included plenty of fall flavors, raffles, and of course multiple crafters. Proceeds from the Oct. 22 event will benefit the church’s outreach programs.

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Harvest Thyme Craft Fair offers early holiday shopping Kevin Flanders photos

EAST BROOKFIELD — Guests got an early start on their holiday shopping last weekend at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where the annual Harvest Thyme Craft Fair offered a vast selection of handmade items. The Oct. 22 event included several vendors, foods, and raffle prizes. In its four years of existence, the fair has seen a steadily increasing attendance each year. Kevin Flanders photos.

Michelle Shedden, of Spencer, left, and East Brookfield’s Alanna From left, Gwen Bugbee, Betty Flory, and Kathy Bokas keep the deliBerthiaume. cious foods coming.

Annie Sandoli, of East Brookfield, right, and her aunt, Bonnie Kate Paquin, of Spencer, and her 3-year-old daughter, Sadie, check out the fair’s many offerings. Dan Daige, 11, of North Brookfield, checks in Berthiaume, get an early start on the Halloween costume season. after a morning on the soccer field.

Barbara Sandagato, of Spencer, enjoys a day of crafting with her Linda Rogers, of Spencer, participates in the event for the first time as a crafter. granddaughter, Ashley Scott-Sandagato.

Event coordinator Louise Meyerdierks was once again very pleased with the turnout.

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CLASSROOM CORNER Massasoit Art Guild annual show a success

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Michele Loftus-Trzcinski, left, and Linda Spencer show off their paintings. Spencer’s painting is on top, while Loftus-Trzcinski’s work is on bottom. BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER

SPENCER — For the 13th straight year, guests came out in impressive numbers to show support for artists displaying pieces in the Massasoit Art Guild’s annual show. The two-day event took place at Town Hall on Oct. 15-16, with exhibits representing several categories: watercolors, pastels, drawings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, digitally altered photography, traditional photography, and 3D sculpture.

Awards were handed out in each category after the judges’ decisions were entered, but the greatest prize of all was the ability to connect with other artists and meet residents who enjoy art. “We are a very versatile, welcoming group. Over the years we have seen dramatic improvements in the artwork submitted, especially this year,” said show director Loretta Medeiros, who had five pieces of her own entered in the show. The Massasoit Art Guild began in 2002 as an organization committed to bringing local artists together. Since then it has significantly expanded, and members always eagerly anticipate the art show each year. The event also provides members with an opportunity to reflect on the earliest days of their guild, when they were looking not simply to build an organization but a community of artists. “We knew there were a lot of local artists, and we thought it would be a great idea to found a guild,” said Norman Cabana, one of seven founding members of the guild. “We had over forty people at our first public meeting, and in no time we had ninety members.” The organization serves residents from throughout the area, providing a supportive group for local artists and

helping them gain exposure for their work. The annual art show also featured local musicians, Ted Cabana and Rob Merona, who have both been playing guitar for many years. The following awards were handed out during the event: • President’s Award: Heather Wetlauffer • People’s Choice Award: Leslie Tracy • People’s Choice Award: Linda Spencer • Best in Show: Ron Couture • Emile Gaucher Memorial Award: Michele Loftus-Trzcinski • Vernon Graham Memorial Award: Deb Sundquist • Steve Morse Memorial Award: Peter Spencer • Doreen Seguin Memorial Award: Sue Morello • Mildred Terry Memorial Award: Laura Cenedella • Pastels First Place: Margaret Emerson • Acrylics First Place: Loretta Medeiros • Prints and Drawings First Place: Sid Solomon • Mixed Media First Place: Leslie Tracy • 3D First Place: Lynn Blanchard • Traditional Photography: Ron

Trzcinski • Digitally Enhanced Photography: Paulette Adams • Watercolors First Place: Deborah Roberts-Kirk • Oils First Place: Clifton Hunt Event organizers wished to thank all of the guild’s sponsors. The following establishments were thanked for lending wall space so that members’ artwork can be displayed throughout the year: Cormier Jewelers (Spencer); Spencer Savings Bank; Richard Sugden Library (Spencer); East Brookfield Library; and North Brookfield Library. Additionally, a chair hand-painted by Medeiros will be available for sale at Cormier Jewelers. It was donated to help raise money for the guild. The organization’s photo group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m., while the painters’ group meets at the same time on the second Tuesday of every month. Both groups meet at the former Hodgkins School building in East Brookfield. Annual membership is $30. For more information, visit www.massasoitartguild.com. Kevin Flanders can be reached at 508909-4140, or by email at [email protected]

School Menus LEICESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 31: Popcorn chicken, condiments, oven French fries, baked beans,

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Monday, Oct. 31: Chicken parmesan sandwich on whole grain roll, celery & carrot sticks, ranch dressing, corn, dried cranberry cup, Halloween dessert

LEICESTER HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 31: Chicken parmesan sandwich on whole grain roll, celery & carrot sticks, ranch dressing, corn, dried cranberry cup, Halloween dessert

LEICESTER MEMORIAL Monday, Oct. 31: Hamburgers on whole grain roll, condiments, oven French fries, baked beans, pineapple, Halloween dessert

EAST BROOKFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT Monday, Oct. 31: Chicken patty, macaroni salad, sweet potato, peas

EAST BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL Monday, Oct. 31: Chicken fajita rice bowl, corn, sugar cookie treat

BROOKFIELD ELEMENTARY Monday, Oct. 31: Macaroni and cheese, garlic bread, steamed broccoli, chef’s salad,

yogurt parfait Tuesday, Nov 1: Hot dog on a roll, school baked beans, side of mac and cheese, chef’s salad, yogurt parfait Wednesday, Nov 2: French bread pizza, mixed greens and bean salad, chef’s salad, yogurt parfait Thursday, Nov 3: Hamburger or cheeseburger, tuna macaroni salad, chef’s salad, yogurt parfait

TANTASQUA REGIONAL SCHOOLS Monday, Oct. 31: Terror-Yaki chicken sandwich, raunchy roasted sweet potatoes, wormy spinach garden, Halloween treat, variety milk Tuesday, Nov. 1: Beef nachos topped with queso, corn bread, rice and beans, Mexicali corn, chilled pears, variety milk Wednesday, Nov. 2: Shepherds pie, soft pretzel, veggie sticks with dip, steamed carrots, fresh fruit, variety milk Thursday, Nov. 3: Cheese lasagna, garlic bread, Italian green beans, spinach garden salad, chilled peaches, variety milk Friday, Nov. 4: Over fried chicken with biscuit, mashed potatoes, lemon broccoli, oatmeal raisin cookie

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Monday, Oct. 31: Pancakes with mixed berries, 4 oz. yogurt, 4 oz., fruit juice, fruit variety Tuesday, Nov. 1: Sausage, egg & cheese, on an English muffin, 4oz yogurt, 4oz fruit juice, fruit variety Wednesday, Nov. 2: Scrambled eggs, bacon, cinnamon raisin toast, 4oz fruit juice, fruit variety Thursday, Nov. 3: Homemade, coffee cake, 4oz yogurt, 4oz fruit juice, fruit variety Friday, Nov. 4: Ham, egg & cheese, on a croissant, 4oz yogurt, 4oz fruit juice, fruit variety LUNCH Monday, Oct. 31: Sloppy Joe, on a whole-wheat bun, seasoned potato wedges, tomato salad, fruit variety Tuesday, Nov. 1: Buffalo chicken tenders, whole-wheat dinner roll, baked French fries, three-bean salad, fruit variety Wednesday, Nov. 2: Taco boat, seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, & sour cream in a corn tortilla boat, buttered, corn salad, fruit variety Thursday, Nov. 3: Swedish meatballs in a savory gravy served over egg noodles, seasoned green beans, fruit variety Friday, Nov. 4: Half Day

EDUCATION NOTEBOOK Merrick Public Library • Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 to 8 p.m. Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Working as an indentured servant alongside slaves on a tobacco plantation, Lavinia, a 7-year-old Irish orphan with no memory of her past, finds her light skin and situation placing her between two very different worlds that test her loyalties. • Le Cercle Francais: The next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Harmonious Happenings. Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pre-School Music Time with Ms. Renee. Free snack and juice served. No sign-up. Funded by the Friends of the Library. Snack donations are always appreciated. Funded with

a grant from the Great Worcester Community Foundation, Jeppson Memorial Fund. FOR ADULTS Fridays at 3 p.m. Free home delivery and pick-up of library materials for anyone housebound. This free service may be long or short term — call for more information. Notary Public. Brenda Metterville, free service available during regular business hours. Regular Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday & Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.

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• Thurs., Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m.: “Artie Sandoli, Music, Life, Spirit, Laughter.” Local musician, Artie Sandoli, is a wellknown performer, artist, record producer, all-around entertainer, not to mention, comedian. His repertoire is diverse, ranging from R&B & pop to Broadway duets & old Beatles songs, as well as his many originals. He will be joined by his daughter, Annie Sandoli, singer & violinist, who was chosen as first violinist for the Worcester Youth Symphony. Sue Gillies, nationally-known drummer, & singer, Beth Bamford. Father & daughter will perform a duet, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” So, be prepared for anything - not only to listen, but to get up and dance! Please register. • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.: “Yoga For Chilling Out & Tuning In” with Philip Milgrom from “The Centered Place Yoga Studio” in Warren. Svaroopa yoga is much more of a physical workout. It is a practice that brings more and joy within. Please register. Bring a mat or towel. This is the first in a series of six classes to be held every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 1.

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Pumpkins out in full force in Brookfield Kevin Flanders photos

BROOKFIELD — Halloween fun came a week early for youngsters and their families, who braved a brisk, windy night last Saturday, Oct. 22, to show off their pumpkins. Families from throughout the area came bundled up to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Pumpkinfest, as cider and doughnuts were provided. Adding to the ambience of the event, the Doolin’ Lads performed a concert in the gazebo as kids lined the Town Common with their pumpkins.

Friends Ethan Kennedy, 10, left, and Daelan Ahearn, 10, both of Brookfield, get ready for the event.

The Szczypien family, of Brookfield, shows off a host of pumpkins.

The Doolin’ Lads perform.

Adam Lauzon, 2, of Brookfield, is bundled up and ready to see some pumpkins.

Kids line the Town Common with their uniquely designed pumpkins.

A creative assortment of pumpkins designed by area families.

Pumpkins await judgment on the Common. It won’t be an easy deciRudy Heller, of Brookfield, spends the evening sion to pick the top gourds. with his grandson, 10-year-old James Heller. Kids register their pumpkins, then grab a tasty snack.

Quaboag teachers put conference knowledge to good use BY KEVIN FLANDERS NEWS STAFF WRITER

WARREN — Educators in the Quaboag Regional School District are using creative new strategies to enhance their lessons. Fresh off an engaging conference this past summer, several teachers returned to school ready to transfer everything they learned to the classroom. Eleven new QRSD teachers and five returning teachers participated in the New England Arts for Literacy (NEAL) Summer Institute at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. Funded by a threeyear grant, the program has enabled teachers from QRSD and other school districts to experience innovative strategies that both educate and fascinate students. For Jessica Sutherland, a four-year art teacher at Quaboag Regional MiddleHigh School, the grant provides invaluable opportunities to educators. “After participating in the Summer Institute, I couldn’t wait to return to my classroom to bring the magic I had experienced back to my students,” said Sutherland, who is also the school district’s coordinator for the grant. During the NEAL Summer Institute, teachers are immersed in what is known as the Performance Cycle – a learning framework developed by author-educator Kurt Wootton that helps bring a text to life through the arts. Teachers then take what they learn each year and translate it into a customizable unit of study for their respective classrooms. Moreover, the grant provides funding for teachers to take their students on a field trip to one of the participating museums. It also allows teachers to host a visiting artist and purchase supplies for instruction. “The Performance Cycle is an active, immersive approach to learning that really engages participants, regardless of age,” Sutherland explained. “It allows students to form their own connections with a text and to appreciate the meaningful ways that different curricular areas connect.”

This year marked the second of three years for the grant cycle at QRSD. Next year, the summer conference will take place at museums in Springfield. For teachers like Sutherland who attended the conference during each of the past two years, it is always a thrill to return and develop new strategies. With technologies and methods constantly changing, it’s important for educators to remain current. “I was a grant participant in 2015, and I’ve also been fortunate enough to work as Quaboag’s district coordinator, helping to recruit new teachers and support them in planning their Performance Cycle units,” Sutherland added. Community building is the first step in the Performance Cycle, which aims to make students feel safe and supported in the classroom. QRSD teachers have been impressed with the difference in student achievement they have seen after focusing heavily on creating strong atmospheres for learning. Also, the Performance Cycle puts students at the center of lessons by focusing on their ideas, artwork, and interpretations of the text. “I found that the community building activities helped students who typically don’t speak up in class become much more engaged and confident,” Sutherland said. “Across all Performance Cycle units, I am always impressed with how this approach encourages a much deeper level of reflection.” Sutherland thanked school and district officials for supporting the program and its ability to improve student engagement in the classroom. By changing the way material is taught, you thereby change the way kids learn, school officials said. Educators’ attendance at the NEAL Summer Institute is made possible by the New England Arts for Literacy Grant. Kevin Flanders can be reached at 508909-4140, or by email at [email protected]

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DIY fall potpourri and autumn wax tarts Scents are powerful. Just the a small whiff of int certain smells KAREN can fuel TRAINOR emotions. F r o m altering moods and sparking memories to creating calm and promoting focus, fragrance can be profoundly influential in our everyday lives. Autumn in New England offers an abundance of native sights and scents that can be captured as everlasting fragrance for the home. This week’s column will spotlight a few simple recipes to bring the spectacular fragrance of the season indoors for months to come.

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*** New England Potpourri Mix This all-natural autumn potpourri mix will bring you back to a walk along winding New England roads. A few drops of essential oil may be added to boost the scent as the mixture ages. Ingredients: Dried slices of two Red or Golden Delicious apples (or other hardy New England variety); dried slices of one orange; eight cinnamon sticks; one tablespoon nutmegs; three tablespoons whole cloves; 2 Whole nutmegs; Filler: acorns, dried leaves, bark pieces, pinecones, etc. Directions: Break up (or smash) the cinnamon sticks and some of the whole cloves to release fragrance. Mix together all ingredients, gently folding in apple and orange slices last. Place in an open bowl or pack in a clear glass jar for gift giving or later use. *** Pie Spice Sachets The sweet scent of freshly baked apple and pumpkin pies can be resurrected every time you reconstitute these essence filled sachets. Best of all, these can be used to scent the air and to spice up cider! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice; 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon; 2 teaspoons nutmeg; 2 tablespoons applesauce Mix the applesauce and spices together in a bowl. Dough will be very stiff. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll into balls. Press down to form discs, about an inch or so. Bake in a 275-degree oven for about two hours or until fully dry and firm. Allow to cool and harden. To use for simmering potpourri: Drop one disc into a couple of inches of simmering water. To use as spice sachet: Drop disc into Preheat oven to 275 degrees and bake for 1 1/2 hours until dry and firm. Cool. Use as a simmering potpourri by simply dropping in boiling water. To use as a spice, drop into container of simmering cider. *** Autumn Wax Tarts (Recycled Candles) Making fragrance tarts is easy (and free) if you’ve collected all your autumn fragranced candle ends throughout the year. Ingredients: Leftover candle wax; foil cupcake wrappers. Directions: Carefully melt leftover candle bits in a double boiler or use the warming tray of a drip coffee maker. Remove wicks and black bits from melted wax. Line a cupcake pan with aluminum foil cupcake wrappers. Pour about an inch of wax into each aluminum wrapper. Allow to cool, then remove wrapper from tin and peel off tart. *** Win Dinner for Two at the Publick House — Your tips can win you a fabulous dinner for two at the historic Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge! Simply send in a hint to be entered into a random drawing. Hints are entered into a drawing for a three-course dinner for two at the historic Publick House Inn! One winner per month will win a fabulous threecourse dinner for two at the renowned restaurant, located on Route 131 across the town common in historic Sturbridge. Because I’m in the business of dispensing tips, not inventing them (although I can take credit for some), I’m counting on you readers out thee to share your best helpful hints! Do you have a helpful hint or handy tip that has worked for you? Do you have a question regarding household or garden matters? If so, why not share them with readers of Stonebridge Press publications? Send questions and/or hint to: Take the Hint!, c/o Stonebridge Press, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550. Or e-mail [email protected] aol.com.

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VIEWPOINT Opinion and commentary from Spencer, Leicester and the Brookfields

The meaning of public service As a state senator, many viable approach to addressof my responsibilities relate ing the issue. In the end, uest to crafting policy and repwe found a way to reduce ommentary resenting the views of local the overall cost associated residents on Beacon Hill. with the fire sprinkler serSen. michael o. However, a less-known funcvices while ensuring that tion of my office involves the interests of all parties moore assisting constituents every were taken into considerday – hundreds each year ation. The rate change is – with issues related to state-level govnow in the final approval stages by the ernment agencies and other entities. appropriate state agency. As a public servant, I have the This situation – one of many – highopportunity to help members of the lights the importance of community, community with navigating through business and government sectors comred tape in government, and to spread ing together to find practical solutions information about resources and proto problems faced by those in our grams available to residents. community. Earlier this year, I was approached While I may not have the ability to by several constituents about an issue resolve every issue, I take pride in they faced with their water bill. In parknowing that my office works hard to ticular, the residents were concerned advocate on behalf of local residents— with the significant cost associated often achieving positive results. If you with maintaining and supplying the are a resident of the Second Worcester mandated fire sprinkler system in District who is seeking assistance their housing development. As it hapwith a state-level matter, please do pens, the state agency responsible for not hesitate to reach out to my office reviewing and approving utility rates by e-mail, [email protected] validated the charges assessed by the gov, or telephone (617) 722-1485. My water company. webpage, SenatorMikeMoore.com, Dissatisfied with the decision, my also contains helpful information office, in collaboration with local resiabout the services available through dents and representatives of the water my office. company, rolled up our sleeves to find a

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Letters to the Editor Time for change, vote for Trump To the Editor: Are you voting for the independent, autonomous, sovereign candidate or are you voting for the indebted, owned, slave candidate? Our choices are polar opposites, he the effervescent outlier and she the controlled insider! Finally, the silent salamander majority has a reason to crawl out from under their comfy confines! Donald Trump is a treasure trove of tenacious, tantalizing, transformation that this country has been deprived of for far too long and not seen since Boston Harbor was filled with tea bags and Honest Abe was Commander in Chief! “We the Deplorable People” need not pay attention to the obscene and orchestrated media onslaught or the histrionic Hollywood hoopla! We simply have to check the box. Hillary Clinton is a stale, overrated, corrupt, career politician who sleeps in the beds of those contrib-

uting to her coffers! She is a vassal of special interest manipulation and lobbyist intervention, a slave to her donors! Her owners include public employee unions, most notably all teachers unions, labor unions, George Soros, Planned Parenthood, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, DreamWorks, Google, Morgan Stanley, Time Warner, J P Morgan Chase, Microsoft, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, etc., etc. Does this country want her, a career public employee, or him, a private sector employee with a career? The choice is a no brainer. Elephants will trample the donkeys! On Nov. 8, the United States of America will overwhelmingly elect Donald Trump, an independent candidate beholden to no one!

Jennifer Gaucher Spencer

‘I am voting for Moses Dixon’ To the Editor: I am voting for Moses Dixon for 17th District state representative. Looking back in my records, I see that I tried to contact Kate Campanale eight times over her term concerning several issues I was concerned about and I only received two responses. Those responses said that she was voting in support of those issues. I cannot expect that a representative will always agree with me, of course, but it would have been nice to hear back on those other issues. That was a disappointment. When I recently mentioned that I had not had responses several times, my wife said that a friend of hers had been unable to reach her as well. I see that I am not alone.

I was also disappointed that the nonpartisan Environmental League of Massachusetts graded her performance so poorly. I was alarmed to find she had made their “dirty dozen” list from among all the state representatives and senators. Given my interests, I find that more of a disqualification than her unresponsiveness. Moses Dixon worked for Harriet Chandler in the State House, and this means he is better prepared than Ms. Campanale was when she started. I am casting my vote for Moses Dixon since Kate Campanale has had her chance.

Allan E. Johannesen Leicester

Thank you from the Friends of the East Brookfield Public Library To the Editor: We want to thank everyone for the awesome support we received for the Book, Bake and Chicken Barbecue we held on Oct. 8 at the East Brookfield Public Library. We appreciate everyone who donated books, baked goods, raffle items and their time to help to bring the event all together. A special shout out goes to Scott and Gracie of EB Flatts who cooked up a very tasty barbecue dinner, the East Brookfield fire barn for the huge posting of our Chicken Barbecue and

Leslie’s Hair Salon, Brookfield Apple Orchard and the Big Y for their generous donation. Behind the scenes there were so many more who had a hand in pulling this all together, the list is long but our appreciation is sincere. And finally to everyone who stopped by to buy a book or a bag of books, some homemade baked goods and/or to enjoy a delicious dinner, we could not have done it without your support.

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It’s National Save for Retirement Week, so take action Congress has dedicated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. Clearly, the government feels the need to urge people to do a better Financial job of preparing for retireFocus ment. Are you doing all JEFF you can? BURDICK Many of your peers aren’t – or at least they think they aren’t. In a recent survey conducted by Bankrate. com, respondents reported that “not saving for retirement early enough” was their biggest financial regret. Other evidence seems to show they have good cause for remorse: 52 percent of households 55 and older haven’t saved anything for retirement, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, although half of this group reported having a pension. Obviously, you’ll want to avoid having either financial regrets or major shortfalls in your retirement savings. And that means you may need to consider making moves such as these: • Take advantage of all your opportunities. You may well have access to more than one tax-advantaged retirement plan. Your employer may offer a 401(k) or similar plan, and even if you participate in your employer’s plan, you are probably still eligible to contribute to an IRA. You may not be able to afford to “max out” on both plans, but try to contribute as much as you can afford. At the very least, put in enough to your employer’s plan to earn a matching contribution, if one is offered, and boost your annual contributions every year in which your salary goes up. • Create an appropriate investment mix. It’s not enough just to invest regularly through your IRA, 401(k) or other retirement plan – you also need to invest wisely. You can fund your IRA with virtually any investments you choose, while your 401(k) or similar plan likely offers an array of investment accounts. So, between your IRA and 401(k), you can create portfolios that reflect your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon. It’s especially important that your investment mix offers sufficient growth potential to help you make progress toward the retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. • Don’t “raid” your retirement accounts early. If you start withdrawing from your traditional IRA before you turn 59½, you may have to pay a 10 percent tax penalty in addition to normal income taxes due. (If you have a Roth IRA and start taking withdrawals before you are 59 1/2, the earnings will be taxed and may be subject to a 10 percent penalty – but contributions can be withdrawn without any tax and penalty consequences.) As for your 401(k) or similar plan, you may be able to take out a loan, but you’ll have to pay yourself back to avoid any tax or penalty consequences. (Also, not all plans offer a loan option.) More importantly, any money you take out early is money that no longer has a chance to grow to help you meet your goals. Try to do everything you can, then, to keep your retirement plans intact until you actually do retire. One suggestion: Build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses, kept in a liquid, low-risk vehicle outside your IRA or 401(k). National Save for Retirement Week reminds us that we all must act to help ourselves retire comfortably. By making the moves described above, you can do your part. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Please contact Jeff Burdick, your local Edward Jones Advisor in Sturbridge at 508347-1420 or [email protected] com.

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VIEWPOINT Repetitions on repeat If you have kids, I am sure you have watched the same episode of “Thomas the Train” over and over, played the same song over and over, and my favorite … read the same book over and over (and over and over). While we as parents are satisfied with reading, watching, listening to something once our kids are not. I feel like my kids have gone through phases of favorites. With my son it was Dr. Seuss books, I think I know Who it is that Horton Hears and just when he happened to Hatch his Egg. With my daughter it goes in periods. It was Mickey, anything Mickey Mouse could turn a screaming freaking out toddler into the happiest girl in the world. Although when we took them to Disney last year I wish she was old enough to appreciate it. It turned to super heroes, then Strawberry Shortcake, then Beat Bugs (which to all my Beatles loving parents out there I urge you to join Netflix and watch this! It is all Beatles songs done to a kids cartoon, so no annoying jingles to get stuck in your head), and now it is

fect a line or dance, etc. “My Little Pony.” At first • Repetition is a child’s I was OK with this, there way of understanding are three seasons at something. Have you every about 22 episodes apiece. watched a movie, then But my little princess again and noticed somewants to watch the very JILL ROUSEY thing new? This is the same first one, on repeat, all [email protected] for kids. the time. She even has stonebridgepress.com • It gives them a healthy the beginning narrations feeling of control. If a memorized. I get to the point sometimes if I have video comes on with a dance they have to hear about Night-Mare Moon one watched over and over again they can more time I will swear off everything announce what will happen next and I ever loved as a kid just to get it out of feel like they have control over the situation. my head! • Because they simply enjoy it. They So I decided to reach out and find if this was just my kids or all kids. I asked have not found the bitterness and fellow parents, I scoured the Internet, annoyance that comes with repetition I even sat down at a pretend tea party yet, so when they like something they with my toddler to ask her why. The want it often. • Repetition is a fundamental learnanswers didn’t surprise me, but I did find them a little more reassuring thus ing block for kids, while we as adults making the constant repetitiveness less may only need to do something once or twice to know how to do it, kids are in annoying. the spectrum of doing something 40 or Here are some of the answers I got: • Kids like feeling that they mastered 50 times. Most repetitive behavior is normal. something, repetition helps them per-

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However if you have a concern definitely talk to your pediatrician. But next time your child wants you to read “Froggy Bakes a Cake” for the seventh time that night, 59th time that week, try not to resist or get annoyed. She is learning and enjoying this. Before you know it, it will be something else and you’ll find yourself saying “Don’t you want to read Froggy?” Don’t rush it. Let them enjoy themselves. Before you know it this time will be gone and moved onto something else. So go get that remote and watch Frozen one more time. Don’t you want to build a snowman? It doesn’t have to be a snowman … OK, bye. Please write in and share your thoughts! As always, take what you want from what we discuss as advice or information, share with me your favorite tip or recipe and join me on our next edition of “Mom in Motion.” E-mail me your thoughts and tips at [email protected]

Antique websites Now that the cold weather is settling in there are less options for antique buyers. Brimfield and many other outdoor shows ntiques are closed for ollectibles the season. Fewer and states fewer yard sales are takWAYNE TUISKULA ing place. There are still antique shops and flea markets open but you may also want to spend some time looking at websites where you learn more about antiques or buy and sell online. Ruby Lane (www.rubylane. com) is described as “the world’s largest curated marketplace for antiques, vintage collectibles, vintage fashion, fine art and jewelry.” There are thousands of dealers who run “shops” on the “cobblestone streets.” Categories include antiques, vintage collectibles,

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dolls, fine art, furniture & lighting, glass, jewelry, porcelain and pottery, silver and vintage fashion. If you find something that you like you can check seller feedback before making a purchase. Some items allow buyers the opportunity to make an offer to the seller. Shipping and payment info are listed along with the terms of sale. The Internet Antique Shop (www.tias.com) is another option for antique shopping online. Their website states that “TIAS.com is now the largest “fixed price” source of antiques and collectibles on the Internet, serving over 120 million page views per month.” When I viewed the website it showed that there were “379,205 items for sale today.” Special offers” for the day were prominently displayed. There were 60 categories that could be clicked on and drilled down even further for buyers to find items of interest to them. Individual sellers list their policies for order processing, shipping and their return policy. There are buttons to make

your purchase or to make an offer to the seller. If your goal is to keep updated on exhibitions, auctions, shows and other events primarily throughout the Northeast “the Antiques and Arts Weekly” (www.antiquesandthearts. com) is a good source. They also publish a newspaper that is published weekly. Their website describes their publication as a “weekly newspaper serving the antiques and arts industry, collectors, and institutions.” “The Maine Antique Digest” (www.maineantiquedigest. com) also publishes articles of local interest. Their description states “M.A.D. continues to be a must-read for those who are serious about the antiques market, particularly Americana.” The “Antique Trader” (ww. antiquetrader.com) is published in the Midwest and has a more national focus. They are described as “the top online resource to find online auction sites, auction houses, and expert advice about antique furniture, jewelry and collect-

ables.” You can find articles on fashion, design, home, culture, machines and collectibles on Collectors Weekly (www.collectorsweekly.com). Despite the colder fall weather we have a number of events taking place. I’ll be appraising items and speaking about antiques at the “Finn Funn” event. I’ll be at the Fitzwilliam VFW, Fitzwilliam, N.H., on Oct. 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. The second session of the antique radio auction will take place on Nov. 13 in Carlisle, Mass. It will take place under a heated tent. Our next live auction in Worcester is scheduled for Jan. 26. Please keep checking our website www.centralmassauctions.com or like our Facebook page coming events or like or like our Facebook page www. facebook.com/centralmassauctions to keep updated on upcoming events. Contact us at: Wayne Tuiskula Auctioneer/Appraiser Central Mass Auctions for Antique Auctions, Estate Sales and Appraisal Services www.

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What’s with the hype about DNA testing? Those ads – you know those ads – from Ancestry DNA and 23andMe – kilts and lederhosen and health – what are they selling, and what does it all mean? Ancestry.com has been around since 1983. This subscription site is a repository for millions of civil documents, military documents, census records and newspaper articles. Genealogists and family historians use the site to research and to store their family tree data. DNA testing is a newer addition to the site, and can be used by itself or in conjunction with the other tools.

WHAT DOES DNA TESTING HAVE TO OFFER? The test offered by Ancestry is an Autosomal DNA test. This test examines the 22 pairs of chromosomes that you inherited from your parents. You got roughly 50 percent of your autosomal DNA from each parent, and they got about 50 percent from each of their parents. Mathematically speaking, your DNA is made up of roughly 25 percent from each of your four grandparents, and so on for your great-grandparents, etc. So if you do a test, and your first cousin does a test, Ancestry (or the other testing companies) can analyze and compare your DNA, and will recognize that you are first cousins due to the

differences: amount of shared DNA that • Ancestry.com has the you each received from your uest largest database. If you are common grandparents. This ommentary a subscriber, it is easy to ability to compare cousins see if you have DNA connecis reliable up to about the pauline merrick tions with people who have fourth cousin level, where the same ancestors in their the shared DNA may no lonbrookfield family trees. The cost is curger be detectable. rently $99, and sales are run Another useful result of periodically. DNA testing is the ability • 23andME offers something unique – to estimate your ethnicity. The testing company can compare your DNA health information based on their analresults to a number of worldwide popu- ysis of your DNA. Reports can be run to lations, and estimate how closely your indicate whether you have any propenDNA resembles their DNA. The caveat sity towards genetic health issues. The here is that this is an estimate — people current cost is $199, however you can in every part of the world have been order a watered-down version which affected by migrations and invasions; will not include those health reports no population can be said to be pure. So for $99. • FTDNA has the second largest dataif your results indicate that you are 80 percent Irish, you are probably of Irish base of testers. It includes some tools descent. But you cannot use it to prove that are useful if you are searching for that your great-great-great-great grand- matches for genealogy. Their test is mother was a Cherokee Indian – the now priced at $79. All three companies offer nice pie DNA that she carried is most likely lost charts with ethnicity breakdowns, and to the current generation. tutorials about how to interpret your results. WHICH COMPANY IS BETTER If you are new to genealogy, you may TO TEST WITH? want to hire a professional to help you. Those DNA results can be scary and There are currently three compa- confusing; a professional, working on nies offering autosomal DNA testing an hourly basis, can guide you through – Ancestry.com, 23andMe.com and the maze, analyze your results, and FamilyTreeDNA.com (FTDNA). The make recommendations for furthering

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your research. A list of genealogists who specialize in DNA can be found at the website for the Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen. org). If you are determined to learn on your own there are several Facebook groups devoted to DNA, and there are videos and webinars available online. Local genealogy clubs sometimes have speakers about DNA. There are even local focus groups, such as MassDIG, which meets at the Joshua Hyde Library in Sturbridge on the first Thursday each month. Pauline C. Merrick is a professional genealogist who specializes in DNA testing and interpretation. She lives in Brookfield, and can be contacted at [email protected]

news brief Berthiaume announces office hours State Rep. Donnie Berthiaume will hold office hours at the following locations. • Thursday, Nov. 3: Office Hours, West Brookfield Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. • Saturday, Nov. 5: Office Hours, New Braintree Senior Center, Rep. Berthiaume will participate in the Holiday Celebration. • Monday, Nov. 7: Oakham Office Hours at the Senior Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Constituents and town officials are invited to meet with him to express any concerns, ideas, or issues that they may need assistance with.

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SPORTS Big offensive output helps Panthers top Oxford OXFORD — The David Prouty Regional varsity football team has been able to score points at a high clip this season, but they went 20 points beyond their average on Saturday, Oct. 22 when they dropped a season-high 54 on Oxford High to win a 54-20 decision. The 20 points scored was also a season high for the Pirates (0-7), who will continue to fight for their first victory when they play at Leicester High on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, the Panthers improved to 5-2 and will host Bartlett High on the same day and time.

Darrell Beer of David Prouty looks to elude Oxford’s defense while carrying the ball.

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David Prouty defender Joseph Thebeau closes in on Oxford’s ball carrier for a tackle.

David Prouty’s Darrell Beer holds the ball away from Oxford’s defenders before making contact with them.

Oxford’s Niko Murray bounces out to his left in an attempt to get past David Prouty’s defense.

Kyle Ortiz-Argui of David Prouty carries the ball and charges down the field.

High School Notebook Oct. 13 Tantasqua 6, Quaboag 0 — Scoring goals for the Warriors’ JV boys’ soccer team were Allen Falke (two), Logan McCarthy, Dominic Huard, Billy Furey and Kia von Bleicken. Falke, McCarthy, Nolan Kingman and Roger Leland added assists, while Bradley Beu and Tyler Apher combined for the shutout in goal. Oct. 14 Tantasqua 5, Doherty 1 — Logan McCarthy netted a hat trick to help lead the Warriors’ JV boys’ soccer team to victory. Shane Lawrence and Jackson Hall scored the other Tantaqua goals, while Lawrence, Connor Rich, Connor Austin and Mason Blakely added assists. Bradley Beu was in net and made 14 saves. Oct. 17 Tantasqua 3, Bartlett 0 — Set scores were 25-8, 25-14, 25-12 as the Warriors’ varsity volleyball team won and improved to 9-5. Amanda Burns had 14 service aces, Lindsey Zak added 5 more, and Samantha Gleason had 5 kills for Tantasqua. In the JV contest, Tantasqua also won 3-0. Set scores were 25-9, 25-15, 25-19. The Warriors’ Jillian Arello

had 7 service aces, Maddy Jacque another 5 service aces, and Hannah Raymond added 2 kills. Tantasqua 155, Auburn 183 — In their final home match of the season and their final SWCL contest, the Warriors’ golf team defeated the Rockets to move to 16-3 and finish 10-0 in the league. Medalist honors went to Tantasqua’s Josh Berthiaume, who carded a 1-over par 37 at Hemlock Ridge. Bartlett 182, David Prouty 185 — Colin Nosek shot a 40 to win medalist honors for the Panthers’ golf team, but the Indians won the match. Others scoring points for Prouty included Tyler Clayfield (41), Ryan Casault, Cole Cashman, Josh Dukes and Fisher Haynes. Tantasqua 2, Auburn 1 — Luke Gerrish scored on a free kick late in the second half to lift the Warrior boys’ varsity soccer team to a slim victory over the Rockets. Aiden Casinghino (Tyler Rodriguez assist) also scored for Tantasqua. Tantasqua 2, Auburn 0 — In the boys’ JV soccer game, Allen Falke and Tyler Schmidt led the way for the Warriors with goals. Shane Lawrence

picked up an assist for Tantasqua, while Bradley Beu and Tyler Apher combined for the shutout in goal. Oct. 18 Shrewsbury 204, Tantasqua 209 — In their final regular season golf match of the season, the Warriors travelled to The Haven where they lost a very close decision to the Colonials. Tantasqua’s Josh Berthiaume shot a team-low 39 as they finished 16-4. Oct. 19 David Prouty 192, Quaboag 212 — Medalist for the Panthers’ golf team was Colin Nosek for the sixth time this season after carding a 42. Also scoring for Prouty were Tyler Clayfield, Ryan Casault, Josh Dukes and Jake Tutlis. The team finished the season with a record of 7-10. Tantasqua 2, Bartlett 1 — Luke Gerrish scored the winning goal for the Warriors boys’ varsity soccer team — Kevin Izzio assisted — to beat the Indians. Tantasqua 4, Bartlett 0 — Connor Rich, Roger Leland, Allen Falke and Billy Furey all scored goals for the Warriors’ JV boys’ soccer team, with Jack Laford, Kai von Bleicken and Tyler Apher adding assists. Bradley

Beu and Apher combined for the shutout. Tantasqua 8, Bartlett 0 — Camie Hall and Meghan Meserole both registered a pair of goals in leading the Warriors girls’ varsity soccer team to victory. Victoria Bowler, Meaghan Kelley, Lilly Lucas and Abby Befford also scored, while Melissa Izzio assisted twice and Kelsey Emrich made a save in goal for the shutout. Oct. 21 Minnechaug 3, Tantasqua 0 — The Warriors’ varsity volleyball team dropped their match, with set scores of 25-16, 25-16, 25-20. For Tantasqua, Ellie Dupre had 6 kills and 14 assists, while Lily Kent (6 kills) and Lindsey Zak (5 kills) also contributed. In the junior varsity matchup, the Warriors lost a 2-1 decision with set scores of 25-8, 17-25, 15-11. Hannah Raymond had 5 kills, while Addie Ellithorpe added 5 assists and Maddy Jacque contributed 3 digs. The score was also 2-1 in Tantasqua’s loss in the freshmen match, with set scores of 25-16, 19-25, 25-16. Tantasqua’s Jennifer Collins had 5 aces, Caitlin Bilodeau 4 aces and Isabella Pabon 6 digs.

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SPORTS Grafton squeaks out Southern Worcester County League golf championship Leicester, behind medalist McLeod takes second place

BY NICK ETHIER

SPORTS STAFF WRITER

LEICESTER — The Southern Worcester County League golf championship was competitive as could be on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Leicester Country Club, when the top four individual scores combined from the Grafton High and Leicester High teams couldn’t settle a champion. Both teams’ cumulative totals were 316, but the Indians won the tiebreaker when their next best score was an 81 compared to the Wolverines’ 89. Tantasqua Regional was right behind in third place with a total of 321, while Millbury High (333) and David Prouty Regional (343) rounded out the top five. Sixth place belonged to Auburn High (362), while the seventh through 11th place standings were Northbridge High (363), Bartlett High (365), Oxford High (398), Quaboag Regional (399) and Uxbridge High (420). In the individual tournament, Leicester senior Reece McLeod ran away with a five-stroke victory, carding a 1-over par 71 at his home course. “I played pretty well today,” said McLeod. “I would say the iron shots were working really well. Off the tee I was good, I just had one mess up on hole seven. I went out of bounds, but I bounced back with a birdie on 8 and then birdied 10 and 11.”

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Leicester Country Club hosted the Southern Worcester County League golf championship last Thursday, Oct. 20, where Grafton High edged Leicester High for the team title. The Wolverines’ Reece McLeod won medalist honors by carding a 1-over par 71.

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Pitching lessons come to Southbridge Pitching lessons began Sunday, Oct. 9 and will run through Feb. 26, 2017 at the Southbridge Armory, located at 152 Chestnut Street. The 50-minute lessons run from the timeframe of 8:30 to 11 a.m. Special consideration will be given for teams and leagues. For more information contact Coach Bill Rahall at 860-5763440 or email [email protected]

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McLeod’s approach shots on 10 and 11 landed about 3 feet away from the cup for easier-than-normal birdies. The Wolverines start six seniors, and the squad is looking forward to the Central Mass. Division 3 district match at Blissful Meadows in Uxbridge, after press time. “We’ve had a great year. We want to make states as a team really bad,” said McLeod, adding that the team has practiced a few rounds at Blissful. “We’re looking for the win. The rubber meets the road now, this is it.” Tantasqua is scheduled to take part in the Division 1 district match at Kettle Brook Golf Club in Paxton, while Grafton, Millbury and Northbridge are in the Division 2 tournament at the Indians’ home course of Highfields Golf and Country Club. Below are the top 10 individual results from the tournament: 1. Reece McLeod, Leicester, 71 2. Alex Hetherman, Bartlett, 76 2. Sean McCarthy, Leicester, 76 2. Devin Weaver, Millbury, 76 5. Alec Merrifield, Tantasqua, 77 5. Wyatt Murray, Grafton, 77 7. Ryan Sullivan, Grafton, 78 8. Terrence Baker, Tantasqua, 79 8. Ryan Casault, David Prouty, 79 10. Josh Berthiaume, Tantasqua, 80 10. Ryan Henderson, Auburn, 80 10. Colin Nosek, David Prouty, 80 10. Sean Thompson, Grafton, 80

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SPORTS Cougars edge Oxford girls’ soccer with second half tally

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Jessica Souza of Quaboag keeps an Oxford opponent at bay while going after a loose ball. BY NICK ETHIER

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WARREN — When the Quaboag Regional and Oxford High girls’ varsity soccer teams first matched up this season, the Pirates edged the Cougars, 2-1. Quaboag then returned the favor in the rematch, played Wednesday, Oct. 19, when they broke a 2-2 halftime deadlock with a second half strike to defeat Oxford, 3-2. Chris Bailey, head coach of the Cougars, said the following: “I think with us, it’s always

about intensity. It’s about the leaders on the team and how they play and everyone else will follow.” Bailey noted that the intensity wasn’t there in the first half of play, but it awoke “enough to win” in the second half. “If we can have consistent intensity and have that desire there, a lot of things fall into place,” he added. “We see it in stretches.” Freshman Kiarra Dorman scored first for Quaboag in the 10th minute after the team’s first corner kick and added

From left, Oxford’s Micaela Perry and Quaboag’s Shelby Tytula battle for possession of the ball.

her second goal in the 33rd minute to tie the score at 2-2 after shielding her defender and dribbling past the keeper before shooting into the now open net. On many occasions senior Shaylah Dorman, Kiarra’s sister, stopped an opponent’s attack in the midfield before finding Kiarra down the field for an offensive chance. “For going on three years here, it’s a nice little combination,” Bailey said of the Dorman-Dorman connection. “Shaylah can control the midfield…and the ball gets up and Kiarra can finish.” Freshman Adeline Ford pocketed the game-winner in the 55th minute for Quaboag when a bouncing ball found her foot and the coinciding shot beat Pirates’ sophomore keeper Felicity Steiger. Steiger played well, though, turning aside 17 shots to keep her team in the game. Oxford scored twice in a nine-minute stretch to grab a 2-1 lead. First, in the 19th minute, freshman Skyla Hodgson stopped a Quaboag clearing attempt and pushed the ball over to eighth grader Benadette Lesieur, whose shot beat Cougars’ junior keeper Rachael Westberg (four saves). Then, in the 28th minute, the Pirates grabbed the lead when senior Korra Joubert made a great centering cross to sophomore Adrienne Lesieur for the goal. Despite the loss and now 4-102 record, Oxford head coach Bob Fuqua called his team “competitive,” especially with nine eighth graders on the 20-person roster. “This is a very good group,” he said. “If they stay together we’ll be OK.”

Kylie Baldwin of Quaboag throws the ball back into the realm of play.

Fuqua noted this his squad is mainly a U13 team oftentimes competing against U18’s. For that reason, the win-loss record doesn’t matter for now. “We don’t talk about winning and losing, we talk about getting better every day,” he said, adding that next fall the Pirates “will work on consistency.” Fuqua is also pleased with the team’s participation for each and every practice and game. “Our biggest thing this year was commitment,” he said. “We have 20 girls on the roster,

we have not had less than 19 girls at anything all season. The Cougars, meanwhile, improved to 7-7-1 as they prepare for the Central Mass. Division 4 district tournament. A new Walker System is in play for seeding purposes, so record isn’t the only factor anymore. In fact, a 1-1 tie versus Division 1 Tantasqua Regional and the win over Division 3 Oxford — among others — will be counted as “quality” opponents. “Hopefully we’re middle of the pack,” he said of the upcoming tournament.

Quaboag’s Kiarra Dorman dribbles past Oxford keeper Felicity Steiger before scoring into the open net.

Quaboag responds for win after slow start versus Southbridge 1.

Quaboag’s Ben Wisniewski uses the outside of his right foot to work the ball around Southbridge’s defense. BY NICK ETHIER

SPORTS STAFF WRITER

WARREN — Senior Night for the Quaboag Regional boys’ varsity soccer team didn’t start exactly as planned when the Cougars played host to Southbridge High on Monday, Oct. 24 — the Pioneers’ Jose Fuentes Rodriguez scored first in the game’s third minute — but the Cougars righted the ship and eventually cruised to a 6-1 victory. “Luckily it didn’t last long and we were able to get back to our usual ways,” Quaboag head coach Norm St. Denis

said of shaking off the slow start and emerging victorious. But avoiding the lackluster beginnings of games is now a focus St. Denis will have for his team moving forward. “That’s unfortunately been a pattern, we’ve been starting real slow lately,” he said. “We’ve got to do something to change our slow starts and be more aggressive early on.” But at the end of the day St. Denis was pleased that his team grabbed another victory, as the Cougars improved to 8-8-

“It’s a league game so it was important and Southbridge is not what they had been the last few years, they’ve been scoring in just about every game…they’re dangerous,” he said of the Pioneers. Quaboag also finished at .500 in league play — 5-5-1 — for the first time in recent memory. Senior Ben Wisniewski made his Senior Night one to remember with a four-goal effort. “He really has a nose for the ball and the goal,” St. Denis said of Wisniewski. “He surprises people. I don’t know why because he looks athletic and everyone knows he’s fast, but yet somehow people give him an inch and don’t realize he’s going to take the whole thing and he put four goals up.” All seven seniors — Alex Cote, Nathaniel Leneau, Sam Majewski, Casey Pillsbury, Aaryn Souza, Herrick Spencer and Wisniewski — contributed versus the Pioneers, which pleased St. Denis.

“Some of them don’t always get a ton of playing time and they got a lot more tonight, which is nice,” he said. “Everything went off really well and we capped it off with a good win.” Quaboag sophomore Daniel Hall scored his team’s equalizer in the ninth minute when his high-arcing shot dropped just under the crossbar and over the leap of Southbridge keeper James Gonzalez. Wisniewski then scored in the 11th minute (junior Alexander Richard assisted), 14th minute and 15th minute before teammate Brian Trombly, a sophomore, tallied in the 27th minute to extend the Cougars’ lead to 5-1 by halftime. Then, in the 44th minute, Cote fed Wisniewski a pass before scoring his fourth of the night — the game’s final goal. Majewski, Quaboag’s keeper, earned the victory behind a five-save effort. The Cougars concluded their regular season on Oct. 26, after press time, before they take

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Quaboag’s Alexander Richard goes lefty to get a pass past Southbridge defender Kevin Flores.

part in the Central Mass. Division 4 district tournament, which begins early in November. In years past regular season record was the only factor for playoff seeding, but now a Walker System that rewards strength of schedule — a commonplace in Western Mass. — also plays into the bracket, which excites St. Denis. “The Walker System is now here in Central Mass., so every result is big. I really hope it gives us a decent seed because we play all of our matches up [a Division or two] in our league and a lot of our non-league ones are up too, so I hope we

Daniel Hall of Quaboag shows his excitement after scoring a first half goal versus Southbridge.

get rewarded for a somewhat difficult strength of schedule,” he concluded.

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SPORTS Minutemen’s defense weathers the storm to defeat Worcester Tech BY OLIVIA J. CAPPOLI SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

CHARLTON — After legendary Bay Path Regional varsity football coach Al Dhembe retired at the end of last season, his assistant coach and now first-year head coach Matt Fall said that there were three pieces of advice Dhembe passed along to him. First, focus on one game at a time and not take the whole season on at once. “If you’re going to try and do that, you’re going to stress yourself out too much,” said Fall. Second, respect your coaching staff. “Take what they have to give you and remember that you have to make the final deci-

sion,” Fall noted. And third, always respect the coach you’re up against on the opposing sideline. “Especially in this case, Worcester, their coach is a great coach. They’re a well coached team and there’s a lot of respect for him as well,” remarked Fall. Dhembe’s advice has helped Fall lead the Minutemen to an overall record of 4-3 through the first seven games of the 2016 campaign. In that seventh game, junior quarterback Christian Keeler and the Minutemen halted Worcester Tech’s (4-3) four-game winning streak with a 28-7 triumph over the Eagles on Monday, Oct. 24 at George L. Fowler Memorial Field in a rescheduled match-

The Bay Path defensive front was strong all game versus Worcester Tech, here sacking the quarterback.

up from Friday’s rainout. On Bay Path’s first possession, Keeler and junior running back Pat Dyer marched the Minutemen down the field in less than four minutes to put themselves on top 6-0 with 7:03 left in the first. With the ball on the 3-yard line, Dyer carried it into the end zone with ease. Perhaps Worcester Tech’s biggest chance to take the lead away came in the later seconds of the second quarter after Bay Path fumbled the ball at the 20-yard line. But the Minutemen defense went to work and stopped the Eagles’ threat and protected their 6-0 lead as the first half closed out. The defense stopping a surging Eagles’ offense was something Fall said needed to happen. “At that point in time, the game was still tight,” he said. “Obviously if Worcester Tech scores, they’ve got momentum going into the second half and get the ball. Our defense stiffened up when they needed to. It was a huge play.” Fall also called the defense “coachable” for the first time this season, a definite positive sign moving forward. “They took what we told them during halftime, took it into the second half and continued to play tough and figure it out as the game went on,” he said. After the Eagles went threeand-out to begin the third quarter, the Minutemen offense powered out 21 points through the third and fourth frames.

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Bay Path’s Pat Dyer runs through the hole created by his linemen’s blocking.

Bay Path found themselves at the 1-yard line after Worcester Tech had a costly personal foul penalty go against them. Dyer ran through the Eagles’ defensive line for a 1-yard touchdown run, followed by a twopoint conversion pass to put the Minutemen up, 14-0. The Eagles continued to have their troubles when it came to being able to slow down Keeler and Dyer. On a third-and-7, Keeler cut through the Eagles’ defense for a 15-yard run to put Bay Path at the 34-yard line. The offense marched six more yards down the field before senior wide receiver Ben Paquette escaped a tackle for a 10-yard gain at the 20. Keeler then connected with Dyer for a 10-yard passing score to put Bay Path up 21-0 with 2:25 left

in the third. The Minutemen put the game away on a 1-yard run by senior running back Sam Hutchinson to up the score to 28-0 before Worcester Tech finally got themselves on the board on a 6-yard run by Steven Rivera with 44 seconds remaining in the game. Coming off an 8-3 season in 2015, Fall knows the pressures of keeping Bay Path’s winning tradition going for seasons to come. “Losing is not a fun way to go, so it’s always important to try and get as many W’s as you can as the year goes on,” Fall said. “Sometimes it’s not as easy as you’d like it to be, but I think with this type of team we have we can keep it going.”

Extra motivation helps Bay Path boys’ soccer stop Beavers in close one, 1-0

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Bay Path senior Tyler Suprenant angles the ball toward the Blackstone Valley Tech end during a 1-0 victory on Monday, Oct. 24. BY JON GOUIN

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UPTON — Entering Monday, Oct. 24, both the Bay Path Regional and Blackstone Valley Tech boys’ varsity soccer teams had clinched slots in the upcoming postseason tournament, but each had more to prove after the squads battled to a scoreless tie back on Oct. 5. This time around, while the game was played just as evenly as the first go-around, the Minutemen emerged victorious, 1-0, using a little

extra motivation than just a rivalry with their Colonial Athletic League (CAL) foes to push them over the top. “The team found this hard because this is the first time they’ve ever played without [head coach] Dave Martinson,” said assistant coach Robin Catrona. “They stepped up and they dedicated this game to him, and truly, that’s why they won this game — that’s just the respect they have for the man.” Martinson was not patrolling the sidelines

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I’m not afraid to admit it startled me a few times. So as I work late most nights, and hear my kids toss and turn, I can only imagine the kinds of things they dream about. I can only hope it’s all peaceful. As parents, all we want to do is protect them from the horrific stuff this world has to offer, and protect them in a bubble of flowers and lollipops. But

for Bay Path after having hernia surgery a few days prior, but the Minutemen used the love they hold for their coach to help propel them to a well-played win. The game was as even as it gets through the first half, and the score indicated so, as the teams went into the break scoreless. But, early in the second half in the 43rd minute, Bay Path got on the board with a beautiful effort from a pair of great players. From 45 yards out, sophomore Kevin Gonzalez fired a free kick to the front of the net where senior captain Tyler Suprenant was waiting. After a brief scrum, the senior fired the ball low and left, beating BVT keeper John Davidge to give the visitors the lead. Despite their best efforts, the Beavers (102-3) and their offense never could get one past Bay Path keeper Ryan Lathrop, and the Minutemen (9-5-1) would hand them their first home loss of the campaign. Also of note, the loss stopped Valley Tech from earning a share of the CAL title. “We’ll take the good with the bad today,” a disappointed but positive Valley Tech head coach Khalid Al-Haza’ said afterward. “Obviously we’re disappointed with the loss, but it’s a teachable moment.” Both coaches had nothing but positive things to say about their opposition and with two games played as closely as the teams have had, it was

sometimes, fear creeps in, and the nightmare is scary enough to really make an impact, and Mommy and Daddy are called upon to make it better. That’s all we can do. One thing I can learn from my childhood that I can apply to parenting? Never show my kids “Chucky.” I would just be asking for it at that point. Gives me the creeps… Adam Minor may be reached at (508) 909-4130, or send me an e-mail at [email protected]

well warranted. “They’re a great team, they play so well together,” Catrona said of the Beavers. “We have to bring our ‘A’ game every time we face them and we have the utmost respect for their program.” “They’re a tough team, they always are,” Al-Haza’ said of Bay Path. “They always give us a tough game and it’s very tough to score on them. They took advantage of the one [scoring] chance they got. But, I think we’ll see these guys again in the Vocational Tournament next week, so this was kind of like round one.” Then the Central Mass. Division 3 district tournament awaits, where the Minutemen and Beavers could tangle once again. “The ultimate goal is still districts,” Al-Haza’ said of his team’s future plans. “We’re still in a good spot right now as long as we refocus and

Sophomore Kevin Gonzalez of Bay Path flashes a smile toward his bench after setting up the only goal of the game on a perfectly placed free kick from 45 yards out.

regroup, and get fired up and ready to go for the playoffs.” “We clinched a spot last week, but it always bodes well to have more

wins and get a better seed,” Catrona noted of her squad’s late season efforts.

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SPORTS Tantasqua football outlasts Rams in the rain, 13-7 “That was probably the ugliest win you’ll ever see on a high school football game,” Tantasqua head coach Joseph Beveridge said, what with a combined eight turnovers between the two sides — including six by Northbridge. “We had so many turnovers that it’s tough to win that way, but our offense has been struggling,” said Rams’ head coach Ken LaChapelle. “In the last three weeks we’ve scored zero, 10 and seven. “We’re just not clicking in any way.” The Warriors’ defensive tandem of Mike Farland and Bobby Mosely — who celebrated a birthday a day prior — both caught of a pair of interceptions, and the team gobbled up two more Northbridge fumbled snaps. Farland (12 carries, 40 yards) also provided the offense, rushing in for 6 and 13-yard touchdowns. “Mike Farland had a good game. He does the important stuff,” said Beveridge. “He’s our fastest player on the team, so we asked him to step in at running back. He’s kind of a Jack-of-all-trades, he’s our Swiss Army knife. He’s playing slot receiver when we need him, when someone goes does he plays running back, he plays safety, he plays linebacker, he plays nickel back on defense, so he does everything for us.” Farland’s scores came on Tantasqua’s first and final offensive possessions, aside from the Warriors’ kneel down to end the game after John Dalton recovered the Rams’ onside kick attempt. Other than the two touchdowns, though, Northbridge’s defense held Tantasqua’s offense in check, as quarterback Colin Eliason completed just 10 of 31 passes for 61 yards and a pair

A day after celebrating a birthday, Bobby Mosely of Tantasqua (13) caught a pair of interceptions in the Warriors’ 13-7 victory versus Northbridge.

Defender Zachary Roberts of Northbridge, left, and Isaiah Cid of Tantasqua both go after an airborne ball. BY NICK ETHIER

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STURBRIDGE — The Reservation endured a lengthy rain and lightning storm last Friday evening, Oct. 21, pushing the start time of the Tantasqua Regional and Northbridge High varsity football game back 83 minutes. But the Warriors didn’t mind waiting for that 8:23 start time, as they held on to defeat the Rams in a turnover filled affair, 13-7.

of interceptions, which were caught by Tyler Haroutunian and Jake MacNeil. “The defense was outstanding,” LaChapelle said, giving credit to defensive coach Steve Falconer. The Warriors’ lead of 6-0 held through the rainy second quarter and the now dry third period until Farland found the end zone with 1:36 to go in the foggy final frame. Cody Robert booted the extra point to make it 13-0 before Northbridge’s offense finally found its rhythm. Quarterback Jack Marzec, who injured himself on the final play of the first quarter and gave way to Mathew Remillard (1 of 6, 11 yards) for much of the second, led his team on their scoring drive. With 16 seconds to play, Marzec (14 of 33, 141 yards) hit Bryan Johnson on a 25-yard touchdown pass, and Geoffrey Reichert booted the extra point to trim the deficit down to 13-7. But Dalton recovered the ensuing kick as the Warriors upped their record to 3-4. “This was a huge win. It was Senior Night so you want to have the seniors having a good night, and more importantly we’re fighting for that playoff spot,” Beveridge said of potentially participating in the Division 2A playoffs after Week 8. Tantasqua’s final regular season contest takes place Saturday, Oct. 29 at Uxbridge High at 1 p.m. Meanwhile, Northbridge lost its third straight and slipped to 3-4 as the offense had trouble moving the ball, whether Marzec or Remillard was calling the signals. Both players threw a pair of interceptions in the game. “You can’t put a good house

Tantasqua’s Isaiah Cid cuts back into the middle of the field while carrying the ball.

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Northbridge’s Zachary Roberts, left, attempts to catch an interception after a pass slips past Tantasqua’s Stephen Cook.

together if you keep cutting all the boards short.” LaChapelle said. “You just keep plugging away, you keep practicing, and that’s all we can do.”

The Rams hope to even their record to 4-4 when they travel to Southbridge to face the Pioneers on Friday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.

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Michael Moore: “I look forward to efforts that promote smart growth strategies for communities in central Massachusetts. Last year, the Senate considered an overhaul of the state’s zoning laws, which included many ways to relieve the burdens on local officials and residents. Examples included making it easier for zoning boards to reach a quorum, and offering tools for communities to simplify regulations. While much of the lawmaking is done at the state level, my experience as a member of the Millbury Board of Selectmen still influences how I evaluate legislation. I know how certain mandates can make it harder for municipalities to make progress, and I plan on continuing to advocate for local control. With more and more students graduating with a significant amount of debt, I have also filed legislation directed at making higher education in our state more affordable. In doing so, local graduates will be able to access higher education and invest money back into the area economy instead of being beholden to fulfilling expensive loan payments.” Mesfin Beshir: “I support promoting job creation by reducing property taxes and regulations on b u s i n e s s es; strengthening our schools by opposing Common Core and assisting students recovering from drug abuse; and protecting public safety by supporting responsible use of the 2nd Amendment, law enforcement against illegal drugs and gangs, and judicial reform. Invest in today and tomorrow – economic development and jobcreation policies must include measures targeting near-term job creation, mediumterm development, and long-term growth. This includes infrastructure projects that put our district residents to work immediately, policies that nurture key industries, and investments in education for sustained growth.” The opioid crisis has worsened statewide in recent years. What measures would you implement to help combat the crisis? Mesfin Beshir: “We have to be able to implement a comprehensive strategy at the state and local level to address the heroin and opioid crisis and help save lives. These steps include cracking down on drug dealers and supporting effective

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victims of domestic violence, individuals with mental health issues, people who are living with HIV/AIDS and offers free medical case management for the residents of Green Island. Our support groups bring people together, and we do it because we believe it is something we can give to help build a stronger community. I have contributed to the program without local, state or federal funding but instead with the help of others who believe in what we do. I have proven ability to initiate and accomplish tasks and consistently contribute in multitasking and time management. I have excellent experience working with a community management staff, minority groups, and equally and comfortably dealing with individuals and groups.” What areas are you most impressed with in the district? How can we ensure that these sectors continue to thrive? Mesfin Beshir: “The welcoming attitude and encouragement of the people in the 2nd Worcester District is impressive. They care about jobs and infrastructure like roads. I am ready to roll with the most important issues that matter to the voters.” Michael Moore: “Contributions of area higher education institutions help to strengthen the vibrancy and strength of the region. With more than a dozen colleges and universities in the area, central Massachusetts is widely regarded as a growing higher education hub. While the number of manufacturing jobs in the region has declined during the past several decades, the district has embraced an innovation economy to help provide manufacturing jobs for a new generation of local residents. Startup incubators have started to sprout up in areas of Worcester, and surrounding communities are well underway with exploring new opportunities for commercial development. In order to sustain this growth, it is important for the region to foster a skilled workforce and provide access to education. As the Senate Chair for the Joint Committee on Higher Education, I spend a lot of time thinking about how our education system can be used to address the workforce gaps facing Massachusetts now and in the future. One thing that has become clear is the ongoing need for unified efforts from our education system, businesses and our state government to create a

business environment that stimulates success.” In talking with residents, what are some of their greatest concerns? What are the most common issues they would like to see addressed? Michael Moore: “Understandably, the economy is a primary concern for most residents of the 2nd Worcester District. In an effort to increase economic prosperity, I am committed to relieving unnecessary burdens placed on the individuals and small businesses. As a former selectman, I also understand the economic needs of local communities. I am proud to have supported common sense reforms such as the ‘Fair Share Contribution’ fix, and legislation to assist with streamlining small business registration. Combined, these efforts help to strengthen the economic outlook for central Massachusetts and the Commonwealth by allowing for continued job growth and a sustained economic recovery. Access to quality education also continues to be a concern for many families in the district. The relationship between early education and higher education is critical to helping students succeed in the 21st Century. As such, I support efforts to expand access to quality early education and increased local aid to strengthen our public schools. I will continue to advocate for increasing the salary rate for early educators to help hire and retain highly qualified teachers. In an effort to make the prospect of college graduation more attainable, I also support policies that enhance services for students and families. This includes reducing the high cost of tuition and fees, and expanding opportunities for transferring course credits.” Mesfin Beshir: “Maintaining the infrastructure like roads and potholes, trash, public safety, lack of jobs and public service in the towns.” What are some of the most significant differences between your vision for the district and your opponent’s plan? What makes your plan the right one for central Massachusetts communities? Mesfin Beshir: “I practice what I like to call ‘collaborative politics’ — bringing people together to make their voices heard and our communities better. My campaign is about bringing together people from all walks of life across the district

— people who believe that, working together, we can build a better Massachusetts for everyone. Mesfin Beshir: Independent, integrity; real-world experience; for the common people; individual thinker; positive change.” Michael Moore: “I think my record of engaging with local officials and residents sets me apart. During my time in the Legislature, I have learned how important it is to be able to advocate for the many needs of a community. Over the past eight years, I have consistently reached out to town managers, police and fire chiefs, school superintendents, business leaders and other members of the community to solicit input. By developing strong working relationships with these individuals, I am better able to advocate for the needs of the district. I also approach issues objectively. If there is a good idea proposed to solve an issue, then, for me, that’s the logical choice – regardless if a Republican or Democrat championed that idea. I am open to working with any member of the Legislature who, like me, is committed to solving issues facing our Commonwealth. Throughout my travels across the 2nd Worcester District, I listen to the needs of residents and those are the needs I fight for on Beacon Hill. Even within our district, there are countless different needs. By keeping an open mind and staying connected to the community, I know that my priorities will match those of the people I represent.” Thinking long term, what are some of your goals for the district beyond a year’s time? Michael Moore: “I believe that it is important to develop the economic possibilities for central Massachusetts. The state has fared pretty well since the recession several years ago. Our unemployment rate is down, and other indicators show that there is great potential for new industries to succeed here. However, much of the development has been focused in the city of Boston, and the surrounding area. The local economy was once based on the traditional manufacturing industry. Even though those jobs are unlikely to return, there is still a huge need for modern, skilled workers to meet the needs of our growing economy. Lifesciences and advanced manufacturing represent innovative industries, which can benefit central Massachusetts for decades to come. These jobs require skilled and

educated workers, and also provide competitive salaries and benefits for local residents. Best of all, we can use our higher education advantages to build this workforce and our communities. I also have a high degree of confidence that public safety will continue to remain a top priority of the Legislature. While we cannot preempt all possible threats, we certainly make every possible effort. The diligent service of our public safety personnel continue to make the eight communities in the Second Worcester District and beyond a safe place to live and work. I will support all efforts which maintain the trust that residents of Massachusetts have for law enforcement’s ability to ensure everyone’s safety.” Mesfin Beshir: “To build a working Massachusetts and rebuild the middle class, we need to take control of our own destiny. We cannot rely on a series of blue ribbon commissions and oneoff policy initiatives without a unifying strategy to create long-term prosperity. When elected, I will be announcing a set of specific policy proposals focused on the following: 1. First steps toward building a working Massachusetts 2. Education and workforce development 3. Re form i ng government.” What legislators or community members have had the greatest impact on your career to date? Mesfin Beshir: “My foster mother, Edith Morgan, has had a great influence since I came to USA. She never gave up on me and taught me that everyone has something to give for their community and beyond.” Michael Moore: “While many people have had an impact on my career, there is one person who I have continued to look up to throughout my life, and who serves as a source of inspiration that I can only hope to emulate one day. That person is my father. As a small business owner, community advocate, WWII and Korean War veteran, I deeply admire my father’s positive contributions to the lives of anyone who knew him. While he may not have gained notoriety outside of the neighborhood or town where I grew up, my father was a hard worker who was resilient in the face of adversity and the type of person who dedicated their life, however subtly, to serving others.” Kevin Flanders may be reached at 508-909-4140, or by e-mail at [email protected] stonebridgepress.com.

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and their staffs to take on added demands. Officials are asking residents to be patient over the coming week, as many towns don’t have the funding to secure additional staff members to facilitate early voting. “In addition to early voting, town clerks still have to handle all of the regular daily demands,” said Uxbridge Town Clerk Kelly Dumas, who will be joined by two assistants in running early voting operations. In addition to holding early voting during its regular business hours, Uxbridge will also host a special Saturday session (Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon). Town officials are estimating about 500 residents to take advantage of early voting, but a first-time process is always difficult to predict, they said. In Auburn, Town Clerk Debra Gremo sees both the

pros and cons of early voting. Without knowing how many residents would attend early voting hours, it was a challenge to decide which section of Town Hall to use for the process. Moreover, town clerks throughout the area didn’t know which days to expect peak numbers of guests so they could plan accordingly. With no experience in handling early voting, they had to prepare for many contingencies. Additionally, extra costs for staffing early voting also came into play in Auburn. But Gremo also recognizes the benefits to early voting and the opportunity to bring more people to the polls. “We have no idea what the turnout will be – however, I think there will be many voters who will vote early,” Gremo told the Auburn News in advance of early voting. “I think one of the pros for early voting is that voters get

to choose the day they want to vote, and it is more convenient for the voters. Sometimes it isn’t easy for voters to make it to the polling place.” Early voting in Auburn will run from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4 at Town Hall (104 Central Street). Dates and times are as follows: • Monday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. • Tuesday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • Saturday, Oct. 29: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Early voting times and locations in the Spencer New Leader towns are listed below: Brookfield – Regular Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Town Hall, 6 Central Street. East Brookfield – Regular Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday, 6-8 p.m. Additional Early Voting Hours:

Oct. 27: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Oct. 29: 9 a.m. to Noon; Nov. 3: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Town Clerk’s Office, 122 Connie Mack Drive. North Brookfield – Regular Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, 12 noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday evening, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Additional Early Voting Hours: Oct. 25: 9a.m. to 8p.m.; Oct.27: 9a.m. to 3p.m.; Oct. 28: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 29: 9 a.m. to noon; Nov. 1: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Nov. 3: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. 4: 9 a.m. to noon, town clerk’s office, 215 North Main Street. West Brookfield – Regular Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Additional Early Voting Hours: Oct. 29: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Town Hall, 2 East Main Street. Leicester – Regular Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Additional Early Voting Hours: Oct. 25, until 8 p.m.,

Oct. 29: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 1 until 8 p.m.; Nov. 4: 9 a.m. to noon, Town Hall, 3 Washburn Square. • Spencer – Regular Hours: Monday- Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Additional Early Voting Hours: Oct. 26: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Oct. 29: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 2: 6 p.m. to 8p.m.; Nov. 4: 8 a.m. to noon, Town Hall, 157 Main Street. Absentee voting will still be available for registered voters who qualify (only those who will be absent from their city or town on Election Day, or have a disability or religious belief that prevents them from going to the polls). In future years, early voting will only be available for biennial state elections, not for primaries, special elections or local elections. Kevin Flanders can be reached at 508-909-4140, or by email at [email protected] com.

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The arrests and offenses below were listed in each town’s TRI-VALLEY INC. police department logs. People charged are innocent until Monday, Oct. 31: Beef with proven guilty in a court of law. This newspaper will publish dispensations of cases at the request of the accused, with prop- onion and pepper, potato wedges, coleslaw, yogurt er documentation. Tuesday, Nov. 1: Chicken with asparagus, del Monico potatoes, honey glazed carrots, mixed fruit, tomato rice soup Wednesday, Nov. 2: American chop suey, broccoli and red peppers, baked apples Thursday, Nov. 3: Hot dog on Oct. 12 a bun, baked beans, cold potato Kristina M. Chevrette, 40, 54 Main St., Spencer, possess salad, fresh fruit Class E substance, Warrant arrest Friday, Nov. 4: Catch of the Roberto Carlos Roman, 31, 20 Maple St., Spencer, Warrant Day, rice pilaf, California vegarrest gies, pudding/diet pudding Oct. 13

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Kristin F. Rizzuti, 30, Homeless, Worcester, shoplifting by concealing merchandise, Warrant arrest LEICESTER SENIOR Oct. 14 CENTER Raymond Hutchinson Jr., 60, 100 Wild Wood Rd., East Brookfield, OUI liquor, operation of a motor vehicle with The Leicester Senior Center, 40 intent to endanger, Arrest Winslow Ave., Leicester, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at noontime, Monday through Friday for a nominal meal donation of $2.50. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling Elder Services of Worcester Area at 508-852-3205. In addition to many “Special Events,” the senior center also offers many activities that are repeated each week and are open to all. • Mondays — 9 a.m., Art with Genevieve; 10 a.m., Zumba Gold; the event raised over $7,000 11 a.m., Yoga; 1:15 p.m., Line for the food pantry, which Dancing continued from page A ­­­ 1 • Tuesdays — 11:30 a.m., will be used for a variety of purposes, including purchas- Golden Needles; 1 p.m., Exercise made by several restaurants ing a new storage freezer and Club; 6:30 p.m., Fiber Group and businesses taking part in preparing holiday food bas• Wednesdays — 1 p.m., the event. Each food provider kets. Balance offered 300 portions of their • Thursdays — 10 a.m., Eller’s Restaurant execustaff’s favorite appetizer, tive chef Shane Anderson, Cribbage; 11 a.m., Yoga; 12:45 entrée or dessert to be show- who is a member of St. p.m., Bingo cased in the competition. • Fridays — 10:30 a.m., Tai Chi; Joseph-St. Pius X Church The following restaurants (which houses the food pan- 1 p.m., Chair Yoga by Jessica and businesses were featured try), was excited to take part • Saturdays — 7 p.m., Pitch at the event: B-Laws Diner, in the event. And not only did Party Barber’s Crossing, Cakes by he participate, but he and his Carol, Choey Lee, Creative assistant, Gabe Smith, took UPCOMING TRIPS Catering, Eller’s Restaurant, home the top prize for best Good Guys Pizza, Hillcrest entrée with a signature pasta Call Joan Wall at 508-892-3967 Country Club, Karol’s Corner cordon bleu. for more information and reserTake-Out, Leicester Country “It was a really fun experiClub, Pleasant Street Diner, ence and an awesome turn- vation. • Indian Head Christmas Tour Nazareth Home, Northeast out,” Anderson said. “To get in the White Mountains of New Pizza, Subway, and Uncle out there and take first place Hampshire. Thursday, Nov. 10, Jay’s Twisted Fork. was excellent, and we were After a careful review by able to raise a lot of money $79 includes buffet, welcome cocktail reception, open bar, and guests, the following partic- for the food pantry.” Christmas show. ipants were selected as winThe Leicester Food Pantry, • Foxwood Casino: Friday, Jan. ners across four categories: a ministry of St. Joseph-St. • Best Appetizer: Nazareth Pius X Church, is housed in 13, 2017, $25 free buffet lunch and Home – Chef Russell Tavares the church hall. It current- $10 casino slot play. • Foxwood Casino: Friday, Feb. (chicken corn chowder) ly provides food each month • Best Entree: Eller’s to 200 individuals and fam- 10, 2017, $25 free buffet lunch and Restaurant – Chef Shane ilies in town, many of them $10 casino slot play. • Foxwood Casino: Friday, Anderson (pasta cordon bleu) seniors. With Thanksgiving • Best Dessert: Cakes and Christmas only one March 10, 2017, $25 free buffet by Carol – Baker Carol month apart, the budget is lunch and $10 casino slot play. Watterson (marble cake with typically stressed each fall, buttercream frosting) when the pantry relies heaviNORTH BROOKFIELD • Top Chef: Nazareth Home ly on donations. SENIOR CENTER – Chef Russell Tavares In addition to food samFor Leicester Food Pantry pling, the Oct. 15 event also ONGOING ACTIVITIES director Cheryl Cooney, it featured a cash bar, Big meant a lot to receive strong Daddy Dombrowski as the Daily: Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. support for the first-year DJ, a 50/50 raffle, and prize Coffee available all day. Pitch event, which drew over 300 raffles. Prizes included a and Cribbage all day until closguests to try out Leicester’s Boston Red Sox package with ing. Jigsaw table open. Puzzles finest foods. tickets to see David Ortiz at available to take home. “The Taste of Leicester was Mechanics Hall, a holiday • Monday: Line Dancing with a huge success – it sold out, basket, a Cooper’s Farm gift J.P. (9:30 a.m.), Bingo (12:45-2:15 had great food, and was a lot basket, and a New England p.m.), free refreshments followof fun,” said Cooney, who has Patriots tailgating package, ing last call. served as director of the food among others. • Tuesday: Hannaford Bread pantry for 15 years. The event was coordinatFood demand is always at ed by the St. Joseph-St. Pius Distribution (9:10 a.m.), Blood its height during the holiday X Fundraising Committee, Pressure Clinic (10:30-11:30 a.m.) Center Café open for home season, so it’s important for chaired by Harry Brooks. cooked lunch. See menu for the food pantry to receive Kevin Flanders can be support from the commu- reached at 508-909-4140, or by details. 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baked goodies; Queen’s Knitting Group (9:45 a.m.), Center Café open for home cooked lunch. See menu for details. • Thursday: Community Yoga, 2:15 p.m., $5. • Friday: Funday Fridays MONTHLY SPECIALS • Foot Clinic: First Wednesday, every month (9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) • Friends Meeting: Second Monday every month (10:30 a.m.) • COA Meeting, second Monday every month (4 p.m.) • Nails by Candy: Third Tuesday every month (9 a.m. -12 p.m.) SPECIAL PROGRAMS

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• Friday, Oct. 28 (10-11:30 a.m.) — Paint and Van Gogh with Michelle from “Imagine That,” Acrylic on Canvas fall themed project. Cost: $5. Includes all materials and refreshments. Registration required.

WEST BROOKFIELD SENIOR CENTER The following is a schedule of events at the West Brookfield Senior Center: • Mondays: 9 a.m., Walking Group; 11:30 a.m., Lunch; 1:30 p.m., Yoga (drop in, $5). • Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., Wii; 11:30 a.m., Lunch; 12:30 p.m., Busy Bees knit and crochet. • Wednesday: 9 a.m., Walking Group; 10 a.m., Veteran Agent Office Hours; 10 a.m., Blood Pressure (second Wednesday of month); 11:30 a.m., Lunch; 12:30 p.m., Pitch. • Thursday: 8:30 a.m., Tai Chi; 11:30 a.m., Lunch; 1 p.m., Genealogy (second Thursday). • Friday: 9 a.m., Walking Group; 10 a.m., Coffee Hour (third Friday of month); 11:30 a.m., Lunch; 12:45 p.m., Duplicate Bridge.

SPENCER SENIOR CENTER The Spencer Council on Aging activities at the Spencer Senior Center. The senior center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Free Blood Pressure Clinic on the last Thursday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Free wellness clinic on the second Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on the last Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for Spencer residents only. • Monday: 9:30 a.m., Cribbage, cost is $1 • Tuesday: 9:30 a.m., Yoga (13week session), $15 for resident $20 non-residents; 10:30 a.m. Exercise (13-week session), $15 for residents $20 for non-residents; 11:30 a.m. Lunch (48 hours notice required); 1 p.m., Bingo. • Wednesday: 9:30 a.m., Computer instruction by appointment, free; 11 a.m., Tai Chi (13-week session) $10 for residents, $15 for non residents; 12:30 p.m., Line Dancing (13week session), $10 for residents, $15 for non residents; 1:30 p.m., Beginners Line Dancing (13week session), $10 for residents, $15 for non-residents. • Thursday: 9:30 a.m., Yoga, no fee if enrolled in Tuesday class; 10:30 a.m., Exercise, no fee if enrolled in Tuesday class; 11:30 a.m., Lunch (48 hour notice); 1 p.m., Bingo.

Bay Path students walk against cancer Courtesy photos

WORCESTER — On Sunday, Oct. 16, the Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School Boys’ and Girls’ JV and Varsity soccer teams walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Worcester at Institute Park next to WPI. Along with the players and their parents, SuperintendentDirector John Lafleche and Principal Clifford Cloutier, they walked with thousands of other people to help raise money to fight breast cancer.

• Spencer Council on Aging Foxwoods Trip — Wednesday, Nov. 2, leaves Big Y 8 a.m., leaves Foxwoods at 4 p.m. for return trip and arrive by 5:30 p.m. Cost: $23 (non-refundable) checks to Town of Spencer by Oct. 20. No refunds. Sign up at the senior center. • SHINE Presentation at the Spencer Senior Center — Monday, Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. Be prepared for Medicare A, B, C and D open enrollment.

BROOKFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING The Brookfield Council on Aging will not be meeting this November due to the fact that our usual date falls on Election Day and we expect the parking areas will be busy most of the day. Therefore, the Council, as well as the next senior meeting, will be held Dec. 13. Citizens interested in joining the Council, call Barbara Clancy (508-8676043). Tai Chi classes will continue to meet each Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in the Brookfield Town Hall. Stretch your muscles and joints as well as keeping your body flexible. Come and try it! You are also invited to the West Brookfield Senior Center every Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. for more Tai Chi. Join them too! Foot Clinic: The Foot Clinic will be held as always at the Brookfield Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 1:30 p.m. Please call Rikki LaMonda at 508-867-4578 to make an appointment. Leave a message if necessary. Medi Car: the Medi Car is available for doctor appointments (there and back). Please call 508-867-1407 at the W. Brookfield Senior Center. Brookfield Food Pantry: Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the basement of St. Mary’s Church, located at the rear of the building off Howard St. The library is also a drop off point for donations to the Brookfield Food Pantry. Laptops at Library: Laptops from the C.O.A. are provided for use by Seniors at the Merrick Public Library during open hours.

EAST BROOKFIELD SENIOR CENTER Would you like a day of fun? Come on down to the East Brookfield Senior Center! It is opened at 9:30 a.m. for a free coffee and muffin, lots of friendly conversation and laughs. We need your participation and ideas. Enjoy a card game, cribbage, coloring in an adult coloring book or do a puzzle. Do you prefer knitting, crocheting or embroidery? Bring it down and share patterns. Would you like to do some creative writing or memoirs? You could also learn a new game. Try it – you might like it. Opened first, third and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A Tri-Valley lunch is available for $3 (call Ginny Allen at 508-867-2741 for reservations). A terrific home cooked luncheon is available for $4 the fourth Thursday of each month (call Judy Shute at 508867-9224).

news briefs MA State Police Association endorses Caissie The Massachusetts State Police Association recently endorsed Jen Caissie for re-election to the Governor’s Council. In endorsing Caissie, the MSPA stated “Based on our review of your experience and commitment to public safety, our membership wholeheartedly believes the Commonwealth and the residents of the 7th District, specifically, will be best served by your re-election.” In receiving the endorsement, Caissie said, “It is truly an honor to receive this vote of confidence by the over 2,000 men and women of the Massachusetts State Police. I will continue to thoroughly vet judicial nominees to help ensure they understand that public safety must be their paramount concern as a judge.”

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B Section Friday, October 28, 2016

APPLES THE HARVEST IS IN All your favorite varieties are available!

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It’s been a great season for “leaf peeping,” especially before the torrential rain (that we desperately needed). You still have a few days to get a photo in for the cover contest for the 2017 Guide. Two will be chosen for $50 gift certificates to your choice of anyone advertising in the book! Please email your high resolution photo to me by 10/31. Get your costume on for ELLER’S RESTAURANT 1st Annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29 from 7pm to midnight! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for best costume, Halloween trivia, and a minute to win it contest. Great food and great fun! They are located on Rte 9 in Cherry Valley. DOCTOR’S EXPRESS in Worcester will soon become AFC (American Family Care) URGENT CARE. Same local ownership, doctors, insurances and co-pays, quality & convenience. They offer x-ray & lab services on-site, urgent care, vaccinations and physicals, and short wait times. They are located at 117A Stafford Street in Worcester (right next to CVS). See their ad on the front page for hours and website. They are also sponsoring a Fall Foliage Photo Contest. Submit your entry via their Facebook page: Doctors Express Worcester, for a chance to win $100! The top three photos will be hung in the center. Deadline for entries is Friday November 11. If you are a U.S. Veteran, AFC URGENT CARE of Worcester is offering FREE flu shots on Friday, November 11 from 8 am-8 pm. No appointment is needed. NOTRE DAME ACADEMY’S Entrance Exam is Saturday, November 5 at 8:30 am. Preregistration is required. For more info, contact Kimberly Kossuth, Director of Admissions, at 508-757-6200 X229 or email [email protected] NDA is the only independent Catholic, all-girls college prep program in Central Mass for grades 7-12. 308 LAKESIDE’S Sunday Brunch is starting up again on November 6th! Assorted pastries, muffins, bagels, omelette station, carving station, chicken, seafood, italian dishes and more! They are located at 308 East Main St. in beautiful East Brookfield! Check out THE WRITE STUFF in this week’s issue. I’ve shared some memories of grammar school in the 1960’s and I’d love to share yours! The section will run monthly. Thank you to LAMOUREUX FORD for sponsoring this reader’s writing page! Please email me or call with any questions about this special section. HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN! June Simakauskas 508-909-4062 [email protected]

2 SPENCER NEW LEADER • Friday, October 28, 2016 • HALLOWEEN COLLECTIBLES • HALLOWEEN LIGHTS •

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Friday, October 28, 2016 • SPENCER NEW LEADER 3

October 28 The

Write Stuff

Essays, Short Stories, Memories, Poems and more!

Open to ALL ages WHEN I WAS TWO! BY WILLIAM H. ADELS, SPENCER, MA

All my life, as I remember, my family has had friendly large dogs. The first one was a large German Shepherd I remember hi watch or guarding when I took my daily outside bath. My tub was a beautiful pastel blue on the inside. I even had a yellow rubber duckie which was shared with my doggie friend. I usually had my bath in the afternoon because my mother, who was always saving energy, used the sun to warm the water, and did a lot of splashing so my bath ended when half the water was gone. After my bath, my mother dried me off and I headed to the dog house. My daily nap was taken with the dog in his dog house. My mother was OK with this for some reason and about two hours later, the dog and I would come up the flagstone walk. When I was five years old in the year 1940, the Army came to visit us. They heard we had a German Shepherd dog and wanted to see him. Although it was a confusing moment for us, they said they wanted to see him (the dog) in action. When they saw him climb over an eight foot chain link fence, they said they needed him for the war effort. The result was sadness in a way, but we felt it was our way of supporting the country’s war effort. We never heard anything about him or whether he lived or died. Needless to say, we put a cross out by our chicken coop. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

BARRUSPARTY OF 12 BY JUNE BARRUS KEMP, LEICESTER, MA

I picked up the newspaper and noticed there was going to be a yard sale at the farm on Baldwin Street, Leicester where I grew up. I told one of my sisters and husband and the three of us headed up first thing Saturday morning, not that we needed anything, but this would be the first time back there on the property since 1990. Back then it was close to thirty acres, now it is divided up into houses and lots, barely recognizable. In my head, I could see us tobogganing down the big hill out back of the barn, were many sledding parties existed over the years. It wasn’t all fun and games though, farm life was very hard but very rewarding just the same. My sister Laura and I were in charge of the chickens, feeding twice a day and collecting fresh eggs, making sure there was always fresh water, no matter what time of the year. My brother Bobby was in charge of milking the cows, twice a day, we always had fresh milk. I could see the beaten path down to the barn from the house that we trotted several times a day when the water froze in the barn and we had to lug bucket after bucket of water to each cow. One sip and a complete pail of water would be gone in seconds and we’d have to go back to the house for another and another and another. Walking down to the barn in freezing cold, icy weather was a challenge in itself, if we made it without spilling it, it was a miracle. I could see the fields that my Father had us hay, he’d be driving his 1944 Case Tractor as we would throw pitchforks full of hay onto the hay wagon. This went on all summer, for

(Suggested topics for November)

The Next Write Stuff Will Publish On November 25.

1. What are you most thankful for? 2. November 3rd is National Men Make Dinner Day… guys, what is your favorite recipe? 3. Share your neighborhood memories growing up. How was your childhood different from today’s standards, your kids’, your grandkids’, etc? 4. Topic of your choice

the cows to feed on during winter months. Our garbage went to our pigs we raised in the summer months and butchered in the late Autumn. Lots of the fields were used to garden each summer season, we grew just about everything there was to grow. When those Burpee seeds came in during early spring, we’d be hoeing fields to plant gardens galore. Cukes, corn, tomatoes, radishes, summer squash, green beans, peppers, beets, and anything else that would grow in New England. My sister and I would sell the vegetables in the late summer to earn money for new school clothes. If we had a good year, we dressed nice, if not, same old clothes over and over again. We had a gentleman customer one day who stopped to buy a dozen ears of corn, he said, “Make it a baker’s dozen please.” We were just kids, no idea what the man was talking about, so we excused ourselves, ran into the house, and filled up a brown bag with cupcakes. I can just image to this day what he thought of us, besides, we always threw in an extra ear of corn to everyone’s order in case an ear had worms. Growing up farming was a hard life, we didn’t have much time for anything else, but looking back on all of this, it made us the adults we are today, hard workers. ~~~~~~~

OCTOBER BY DEBORAH GREGOIRE-LEFEBVRE, SOUTHBRIDGE, MA

Oktoberfests Cortland apples Trick or treat Observing Columbus Day Breezy, cool weather Evenings are shorter Raking leaves ~~~~~~~

MEMORIES OF PODUNK SCHOOL BY EVA E. PERRON, EAST BROOKFIELD, MA

A number of years ago, a lady who attended Podunk School shared some stories with me of the one room school. Perhaps her story will bring back memories to some people, and might shock some of today’s students. The one room school was situated about three and a half miles from the center of Est Brookfield on the westerly side of what is now officially called Podunk Road. According to the lady’s story, the superintendent and school nurse visited at times, and some years we had an art teacher and sewing instructor. The older boys went to Hodgkin’s School for manual training classes. The school that had been in use for many years closed in the 1930’s after which we children were transported by bus to Hodgkin’s School. Later, the Podunk School was purchased by a couple, moved up the hill and today is a private residence. Podunk School consisted of one large room, a small entry room where we hung our coats, and a windowless supply room. There was only one outside door. In the front of the north end of the room was our teacher’s desk and a fairly large wood stove. Facing these was the children’s desks in rows, ranging in size from the smallest in front to the largest in the back. Pictures and charts adorned the walls. We had the same books as other schools. Most students

For more information or to submit for next month, email [email protected] or call 508.909.4062 ended up at the high school, trade school, or some even farther. School began promptly at nine with the ringing of a hand bell. Classes began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance. There were never snow days or one sessions. There was no central heat, no electricity, no running water, and no telephones or radio. But we did have the wood stove, two small buildings in the back of the school, and a spring at the foot of the hill. We didn’t realize we were under-privileged. The bigger boys had the task of “going to the spring” to bring back the daily water supply. There was a dipper and each child had his and her own drinking cup. Girls and younger boys had chores such as sharpening pencils, brushing up crumbs, erasing chalk boards, clapping erasers, and helping first and second graders with buttons and boots. Games - We had two see saws, one swing, and many trees – pines and maples for climbing and birches made for swinging. In the winter, we took our sleds to school, and a couple of youngsters were lucky enough to have skis. The usual games of hide and seek, marbles, jump ropes, red rover, and fox and geese. A favorite place to hide was a shallow dry well nearby. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as shallow as thought and while two boys were hiding in it, the bottom dropped. They were able to climb out, unhurt. After that, the well was off limits. A couple of times when the boys got wet in a pond, their clothes had to be dried out on the stove. Field Trips – yes, there were field trips – looking and identifying birds; the same for wild flowers and trees. Sometimes, going to a small pond for frog eggs which we brought back, put in fern b owls to hatch. These trips were very near to homes and cost nothing. There were lots of falls from trees, over stone walls, and skinned knees were the order of the day. One room schools would be frowned upon by today’s standards, but we got an early education that served us well; we made many friends and had lots of fun. The gracious and knowledgeable lady who shared stories with me was Elizabeth Putnam Macia and her mother. Mrs. Putnam, was the Podunk School teacher. Today, many East Brookfield residents who were taught by Mrs. Putnam at Hodgkin’s school speak fondly of her and have lots of memories. Betty told me more stories about lunch boxes, entertainment, spelling and reading contests, and graduations. Happy memories sustain us and are fun to share. (The Write Stuff would love to share more stories like this each month! Thank you, Eva, for sharing!)

The Simplest Way to Write a Rhyming Poem BY TYLER PERRON, NEW BRAINTREE, MA KEYSTONE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

First, start with a word that rhymes very well. A bell? A shell? Or maybe a farewell? Write all this down! Leave no word unchecked! Then gather all notes in a neat little deck. Brainstorm ideas! Arrange them in sentences! Repeat and repeat in a hasty

Deadline For Submissions Is Friday, Nov. 18. Thank you to Lamoureux Ford of East Brookfield for continuing to be a sponsor of The Write Stuff… it’s “Where Friends Send Their Friends!’ Also thank you to this month’s authors for participating in our 15th Season! We hope that you will join us again in November, and encourage others to write as well. This is a great class project, senior center project, or for anyone who enjoys writing and sharing your thoughts.

relentlessness! Don’t get lost in the details, just write very quick! You’ll find that this method is a neat little trick. It opens the mind, Allows you to find. Words that have rhymes of a similar kind. Uh oh it seems were stuck in a bind! Quickly we must gather our thoughts and rewind! It is in bad taste to use the same type of rhyme, Throughout the whole poem every single time. For example look three lines above, You’ll see a very nice rhyme… well… sort of. Nevermind! Back to the lesson! Continue to write in a passive aggression! Now it seems you got quite the hang of it! Most words are simple to rhyme...Umm Halibut!

MEMORIES OF ST. MARY’S SCHOOL, SPENCER BY JUNE (CARROLL) SIMAKAUSKAS

Back in the 1960’s, in the town of Spencer, you had the choice of going to public school, or attending a parochial Catholic school, St. Mary’s School on Maple Street. My parents chose the latter for my twin sister and I. We began in Kindergarten and remained here until we went to David Prouty High School after nine years of parochial education. The Sisters of the Assumption (out of Petersham) taught each grade with the exception of a few lay teachers, but the majority of teachers were nuns. Friendships were formed in Kindergarten that remain to this day. We were taught religion daily, went to Mass on the first Friday of the month, and all the girls wanted to be nuns in the 2nd grade after a field trip to the main convent in Petersham. The school day began with a prayer and the pledge of allegiance. We wore uniforms...the dreaded plaid skirt, blue vest, and white shirt. Most rolled up the skirts when they were off school property as the skirts had to fall at the knees, at a time when much shorter shirts were the trend. We were taught French by sisters who really couldn’t speak English, which was very confusing, and even after nine years or so of French in grammar school, and two more years in High School, I still can’t speak the language. At home my mother spoke “Canadian” French, which was different from the French we were learning in school, which was even more confusing. We had a very strong English background...I remember the importance of spelling and sentence structure (who knew many years later we’d have spell & grammar check!), and the tall silver pens we used for penmanship...but unfortunately we were lacking in algebra and science, being taught in the junior high public school at that time, making us a bit behind in these classes in high school (oops this may be a run-on sentence!) I recall memorizing “Facts to Remember” in Geography, loving art class and the projects we did....like drawing caricatures, working with pastels and big fat crayons, and building castles with cardboard tubes. Music was a big part of the curriculum and I still remember the piano lessons (our hands were smacked with a ruler if our knuckles were too high (or

were they not high enough?), choir rehearsal, playing the guitar at Mass, and the Spring recitals where we wore pretty dresses (mom probably made them, as she made most of our clothes), after which we would be rewarded with a trip to the Castle Restaurant’s ice cream stand. Punishment for school infractions would not coincide with what is appropriate today. I remember if you were caught chewing gum, you would have to stick it on your nose and stand in the corner or in the back of the room. Humiliation was part of the punishment. Talking in class may have resulted in drawing a circle on the blackboard and having to stand with your nose in the circle. I remember eraser smacking was something we wanted to do to help the nuns, but it may have been used as a punishment too. Teacher’s “pets” always sat at the front of the room and were given first choice of prizes at the end of the school year. Recess and “gym” were in the school yard and consisted of jump rope...we were great at double-dutch, Chinese jumprope, jingle-jump, hula hoops, red rover, and most games that didn’t involve any gym equipment because we didn’t have any. We were at a definite disadvantage when we got to high school as we didn’t experience trampolines, rings, ropes, or any normal gym equipment. We also didn’t have sports and although some students went on to play sports in high school, I bet the percentage of those who came from St. Mary’s versus public school was much lower. The paved school yard, where we had recess, was divided with the boys side and the girls side, and I’m sure there was a punishment for crossing this invisible divide, but most of us didn’t attempt to cross the line, as most wanted to be “good” as that’s what we were supposed to be. Sex education in 7th grade was ironically taught by priests (to the boys) and nuns (to the girls) and was followed by much awkwardness when we saw the opposite sex for the first time after those “talks.” The cafeteria food was good at St. Mary’s and cost 25 cents a day. I remember the orange cheese and the black olives always on the tables, and the yummy apple crisp. I remember the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 when we were instructed to hide under our desks, and when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963...both events were very frightening for 1st & 2nd graders! These are just a few of my memories, as accurate as memory serves me, of attending St. Mary’s School in the 1960’s. I am grateful that my parents chose this route for my grammar school education as it instilled in me a very strong faith in God, a good moral compass, and some great life-long friendships. I’m sure many of our readers have their own memories that I would love to share in a future WRITE STUFF! Please share your memories of school, childhood, playing sports as a kid, etc. Please email to me at [email protected] by Friday, November 18 to be published in the November 25th issue. OR mail your handwritten (legibly please) to me at June Simakauskas, The Write Stuff, P. O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550. Happy reading, happy writing!

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Veterans and auxiliaries, bearing their colors, will assemble on the road leading to the church at 9:30 a.m. At 9:55 a.m. preceded by their national and organization colors, they will march into the church, where they will be directed to reserved pews by a member of the congregation. Webster and Dudley Veterans and auxiliaries take this moment to publicly thank Reverend White and his congregation for inviting them to commemorate Veterans Day in the “Reverend Church on the Hill”!

Saturday, Oct. 29

Monday, Nov. 7

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Harvest Fair — The Ladies of Philotochos Society of St Constantine & Helen invites you to their annual Autumn Boutique Craft Fair and Bake Sale. There will be a variety of delicious pastries for sale including, baklava, pita, and sweet bread, in addition to several craft and boutique tables, offering beautiful and unique items for purchase. Where: Sts. Constantine & Helen, 35 Lake Parkway, Webster When: Saturday, Oct. 29 Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 2 DUDLEY Fellowship Meal-Soup Kitchen at St. Andrew Bobola Church Hall, 54 West Main St, Dudley, from 5-6 p.m. Free hot meals to anyone in need. All are welcome. Join us for great food, fellowship, and fun!

Sunday, Nov. 6 AUBURN St. Joseph Polish Women’s Club of Webster is sponsoring “Fall Into Fashion,” a Fashion Show/Vendor Event to be held at J. Anthony’s Italian Grill, 917 Southbridge Street, Auburn, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will start selling at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m., and the Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Family Style Dinner will include salad, rolls and butter, rigatoni and meatballs, roasted chicken, roasted potatoes and vegetables, dessert, coffee and tea. Fashions to be presented by Coco’s Cottage of Woodstock Conn., and Macy’s of Auburn. Books of Lottery Instant Tickets and Special Gifts will be raffled off. Admission for the event is $30 and tickets may be purchased by calling JoAnn Canty, 508-943-8587; Jill Manak, 508-943-1810; Barbara Kryger, 508-943-2253; or Patty Williams, 508-943-8455. The St. Joseph Polish Women’s Club is a supporter of St. Joseph School in Webster. DUDLEY Veterans Day Service — Sunday, Nov. 6, this year, the Veterans Day Service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Dudley, 135 Center Road, Dudley. Reverend John White and his congregation invite all Veterans residing on the Webster-Dudley area to commemorate Veterans Day with the on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m., the Sunday preceding Veterans Day.

Celebrating one year of Families Helping Families Support Group! Join us to celebrate our anniversary of supporting and assisting families and their addicted loved ones. Speaker: Kristin Birch, Head of Substance Abuse, YOU, Inc. followed by casual get-together with guests. Refreshments served. Newcomers welcome! Monday, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Dudley Town Hall; 2nd Floor, 71 West Main St., Dudley.

Thursday, Nov. 10 WEBSTER Are you a veteran of any U.S. military branch? Harrington HealthCare would like to invite you to our annual veterans appreciation luncheon Thursday, Nov. 10, at 12 p.m., Point Breeze Restaurant, Webster. To reserve your place at the table, please call 508-949-8798 and leave a message with your name and phone number. Seating is limited! DUDLEY On Nov. 10, the Dudley Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at The Dudley Senior Center, West Main St., Dudley. Club member Jackie Valle will guide us through creative and festive food decorations using vegetables! Join us as we have fun with food and Jackie! In addition, club member Lesa Patrock from Dudley Middle School will tell us about their ‘Adopt a Child for the Holidays’ program. Our voluntary giving project asks us to bring wrapping paper and tape for that program. In addition, please also consider bringing supplies for our DWC’s Veterans Holiday Baskets. Watch for our newsletter or check our website for details on items that are needed. The Dudley Woman’s Club is open to all women from Dudley and surrounding towns, and we welcome your attendance. Join us for this fun and lively evening, be our guest and discover what our Woman’s Club is all about. For more information please send an e-mail to [email protected] or visit our website: DudleyWomansClub. org.

Friday, Nov. 11 WEBSTER The parishes of Oxford, Webster and Dudley would like to invite all to a Healing Mass being held at Sacred Heart of Jesus, Main Street, Webster,

To place an In-Memoriam, Card of Thanks, Birthday or Anniversary Greeting, in the Spencer New Leader, the deadline is Friday noon for the following week.

Ad prices are $15 for a 2x3 (actual size 2.4” x 3”) or $25 for a 3x4 (3.7” X 4”) or 4x3 (5” x 3”). You can add a photo at no additional cost. To send by mail, please mail to June Simakauskas, P. O. Box 90, 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550.

Personal checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover and AMEX are accepted. For more information, please call June at 508-909-4062 or email [email protected] and she’ll be happy to help!

at 7 p.m. Reconciliation will be available after Mass. There will not be anointing or healing physically. We are sharing hope for healing spiritually and emotionally.

Sunday, Nov. 13 WEBSTER Webster Masonic Lodge Chili Cookoff — Sunday, Nov. 13, Brandes Street, Webster, located off of Lake Parkway, 12-4 p.m., Adults: $8, Kids 5-12: $5, Under 5: Free. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted for the Webster Food Bank

Wednesday, Nov. 16 DUDLEY Fellowship Meal-Soup Kitchen at St. Andrew Bobola Church Hall, 54 West Main St, Dudley, from 5-6 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner. Free hot meals to anyone in need. All are welcome. Join us for great food, fellowship, and fun!

Thursday, Nov. 17 DUDLEY The Black Tavern Historical Society presents “Wild Plants I Have Known… And Eaten” by Russ Cohen. For Russ Cohen the fields and forests and forgotten vacant lots are his supermarkets. Never mind the relationship between edible wild plants and humans is millions of years old, Russ offers a fresh look at your local woodlot. Thursday, Nov. 17, 7-9 p.m., 138 Center Rd., Dudley. Free and open to all!

ONGOING EVENTS WEBSTER There will be no signed Mass in August. However, we invite all to join us in celebrating the Holy Mass at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, 18 East Main St., Webster. Our ASL interpreter will sign the English language 6 p.m. Mass every first Sunday of the month. Please join us for our next ASL signed Mass on Sept. 4. Welcome to our community! The Webster Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the second Monday of each month at Webster Manor, 745 School St., Webster, from 6-8 p.m. Anyone in the area who feels they are in need of help, doesn’t know what to do, or is a Caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s, is invited to attend and express their concerns regarding the care for their loved one. The members of the group will discuss the ways, means, and the help you will need as your loved one progresses in this disease. Please come join with us at each meeting and you’ll be glad that you did. Each person has a different story to tell and you will be given tips to help you work through this agonizing and dreadful disease. The St. Louis League of Catholic Women is holding its yearly membership drive. The purpose of the league is to bring together women to further their cultural, social, and religious interests. The league meets every first Wednesday of the month, with the exception of January, February, July, August, and September. Programs this year will include cupcake decorating, Christmas sing-a-long, flowers in the Bible, movie night, crowning of Mary, and other interesting topics. If you are interested, please call Financial Secretary Louise Duval at 508-943-7695 or club President Carolyn Smith at 508-943-4732. OXFORD Guided Meditation on the second and fourth Wednesday every month, 6:30 p.m. at Generations Healing Center, Oxford. Please visit Pinkhippy.org for more information. Restorative Yoga Wednesdays, Noon to 1 p.m., St. Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center, 1 Eaton Place Worcester. Please visit Pinkhippy.org for more information. Restorative Yoga Saturdays, 8:159 a.m., Oxford Community Center, 4 Maple Road, Oxford. Please visit Pinkhippy.org for more information. Restorative Yoga Wednesdays, 6:307:30 p.m, Boucher School of Dance, 3 Millbury Boulevard, Oxford. Please visit Pinkhippy.org for more information. Free Yoga Classes for Cancer Patients — Restorative yoga classes for cancer patients are offered weekly and are open to patients, survivors, and their families or caregivers. Classes are held every Saturday morning from 8:15 to 9 a.m. at the Oxford Community Center, 4 Maple Road, Oxford, and on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at Saint Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center, One Eaton Place, Worcester. The Restorative Yoga program is a complementary therapy that is designed to help reduce lymphedema, increase range of motion, and soothe

neuropathies that may occur during all stages of treatment and recovery. This program also promotes relaxation, which is a vital element in healing, as it brings emotional and physical relief from stress through moving meditation and gentle yoga stretches. These programs have been made possible through PinkHippy.Org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit holistic service and support organization that serves breast cancer patients, survivors and their families throughout Central MA, Northeastern CT, and Northwestern RI. Classes are free for those undergoing treatment or in recovery from breast cancer. For more information please visit www.pinkhippy.org, call (508) 987-3310, or send an email to [email protected] org. The Nipmuck Coin Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Oxford Senior Center, 323 Main St., behind the Oxford Town Hall. For more information, contact Dick Lisi at [email protected] The Central Mass. Mother of Twins is a non-profit club to benefit those who are raising multiples and provide support and an outlet. The club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every first Thursday of the month at the Oxford Community Center to discuss twins-related issues and have relaxing events such as movie nights and outings to take the children to and or your spouse or just for Moms. Anyone who is a childcare provider to multiples is welcomed and the meetings are held on the second floor of the building of the old school house. DUDLEY Do you have a family member struggling with addiction or alcoholism? You are not alone. Join Families Helping Families Support Group. Meetings at Dudley Senior Center every first and third Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m. We spend so much time with our addicted loved one, that we become victims ourselves. Join us. It’s informal, confidential, with tough love advice from the heart, sharing of resources, hope and hugs. Chair Yoga and so much more every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at The First Congregational Church, 135 Center Road, Dudley (please park and enter through the right side basement entrance). Class Fee: $5/class voluntary contribution (Cancer patients always free). Proceeds donated to the First Congregational Church of Dudley. Instructor: Joanne LaLiberte, Holistic Health Practitioner. This class of Chair Yoga is to expand the lungs and strengthen all the body’s major muscle groups, for stability and mobility, balance, increasing flexibility, muscularity of hip and legs and increasing range of motion with our “rear view mirror” twists. We work through the entire body, quieting the nerves, relieving stress, realigning posture and we leave renewed. Chair Yoga is open to adults of all ages. It is kept light-hearted with respect for every member of the class. We honor the body as it is right now and work to improve its overall health. We come to class as individuals and leave as family. Get to know yourself through the eyes of Chair Yoga and build a body that serves you better. Wear comfortable clothing. As with any exercise program, check with your healthcare professional before starting. Come join the Drop In Knitting Group from 10 a.m. to noon on Fridays at the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Schofield Avenue, Dudley. All ages and levels, from beginner to expert, are welcome. For more information, call Mary Kunkel at 508-9438107 or Jacqueline Vassar at 508-8924754. Fellowship Meals Program — Free hot meals at St. Andrew Bobola Parish – Church Hall, 54 West Main St., Dudley, from 5 to 6 p.m. will resume on Sept. 7, every first and third Wednesday of the month. Please join us! Phone: (508) 943-5633. E-mail: [email protected] The Bread of Life Food Pantry, Calvary Assembly of God, located at 105 Southbridge Road, is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. They are closed on holidays. They can be reached at 508949-3711. SOUTHBRIDGE The Cancer Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the second Monday of every month in the Boardroom on the 4th floor at Harrington Hospital, 100 South Street, Southbridge. Call 508764-2400 for more information. PUTNAM, Conn. Overeaters Anonymous — Group meeting every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Come to Room RHF-1 at Day Kimball Hospital, 320 Pomfret Street, Putnam, Conn. We will welcome you! For more information, contact Kathryn at 508949-0819.

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OBITUARIES Doris L. Bain, 99 SPENCER — Doris L. (Sauncy) Bain, 99, formerly of 1 Brown St., died Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Quaboag Rehab and Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of James A. Bain who died in 1955. She leaves her sons Robert J. Bain and his wife Jean of East Brookfield and David T. Bain and his wife Carolyn of Spencer, a step son James Bain and his wife Darleen of Oak Harbor, Wash., four grandchildren James Bain and his wife Heidi of East Brookfield, Michelle Bain of Avondale, Ariz., Christopher Bain and his wife Stacey of Bolton, Conn., and Geoffrey Bain and his wife Tara of Uxbridge, five great grandchildren Emma, Corinne, Lily, Garrett and Ella, a nephew Brian Sauncy of Oregon and a niece Janis Sauncy of Washington. She is predeceased by a brother, Ellsworth Sauncy, and a sister Inis Cook. Born and raised on Cottage St. in West Brookfield, she was the daugh-

ter of Frank H. and Annie B. (Tyler) Sauncy. She was brought up by her aunt, Cora Sampson, after her parents died at an early age. She graduated from Warren High School. Doris retired as a loan officer at Spencer Bank in 1981. Prior to that she was employed at Clark University in Worcester. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was an avid Red Sox fan. The family would like to thank the staff at Quaboag for their expert and compassionate care of their mother Doris over the years. At her request, private graveside services will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Spencer. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Spencer Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 147, Spencer, MA 01562. J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

Robert F. Gervais, 81 LEICESTER — Robert F. Gervais, 81, of Pleasant St., died Monday, Oct. 17, at his home. He leaves his wife of 56 years, Betty A. (Garceau) Gervais. His daughter Robyn L. Laingor and her husband James of Paxton, two brothers Allen Gervais of South Grafton and Wayne Gervais and his wife Patricia of Florida, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a son Michael Gervais in 2001. Bob was a machinist at Jamesbury Corp. in Worcester for 38 years, retiring in 1998. He later worked as a custodian at the Leicester Town Hall for several years. Born in Worcester, he was the son of Napoleon and Dorothy (Whitman) Gervais and later graduated from

Worcester Boys Trade. He served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed working on his cars, his yard and trips to Foxwoods. He was a wonderful husband and father. The family would like to thank Notre Dame Hospice for their compassionate care of Bob while at home. A funeral Mass, followed by Military Honors was held in St. AloysiusSt. Jude Church, 489 Pleasant St., Leicester, on Thursday, Oct. 20. A calling hour preceded the service in the Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester. Please omit flowers, contributions may be made to Veterans, Inc., 69 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

Richard S. Keyes, 67 LEICESTER — Richard S. Keyes, 67, of Pleasant St., died Monday, Oct. 17 in St. Francis Home, Worcester. He leaves his wife of 30 years, Wendy J. (Frost) Keyes. One of 17 children, he leaves his two stepsons Stephen R. Moscoffian of Sutton and Robert J. Moscoffian and his wife Corynne, of Leicester and a step grandson Ian M. Moscoffian, many nieces and nephews. Born in Worcester, he was the son of James and Anna (Derosier) Keyes and later served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years at R.H. White

in Auburn. Memorial services with military honors were held on Monday, Oct. 24 in the Mass. Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 111 Glenallen St., Winchendon. There were no calling hours. Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

Misty K. Reusser, 40 LEICESTER — Misty K. Reusser, 40, of 414 Main St., Cherry Valley, a section of Leicester, died Sunday, Oct. 16 at her home after a long battle with diabetes. She leaves her mother, Kathleen A. Fitzpatrick of Leicester, her stepfather, William S. Graham of Worcester, a brother, Christopher J. Reusser and his significant other, Heather of Northboro, a nephew, Jackson Reusser, many cousins, aunts and uncles as well as those in Idaho. She was born in Boise, Idaho, and

is predeceased by her father Calvin Reusser. Misty was a graduate of Oxford High School and played on the soccer team. She enjoyed her dogs and cats and was an avid Red Sox and Bruins fan. A memorial service was held Thursday, Oct. 20 in the Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St. Leicester. Calling hours preceded the service. Burial will take place in St. John’s Cemetery, Worcester, at a later date and at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. Contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 136, East Brookfield, MA 01515. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

N O R T H BROOKFIELD — Irene G. (Lemieux) Tripp, 86, died Monday, Oct. 17, in the Quaboag Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center in West Brookfield. She leaves three sons, Thomas Tripp and his wife Linda of Allenstown, N.H., John Tripp and his wife Mindy of North Brookfield and Robert Tripp of Worcester; one sister, Marcelle Jennings of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Erin, Jenny, Alex, Heather and Ryan; three great-granddaughters, Lainey, Emerson and Kinley and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Henry A. Tripp, Jr. in 1995 and three siblings, Ted, Pauline and Joseph. She was born in North Brookfield,

daughter of the late Camille and Pauline (Hamel) Lemieux and was a lifelong resident. Mrs. Tripp worked for several area companies as a machine operator before retiring. Irene was a member of St. Joseph’s Church and volunteered for over 20 years at the annual chicken barbeque every year. A funeral mass for Irene was held Friday, Oct. 21, in St. Joseph’s Church in North Brookfield and everyone is asked to go directly to the church. There were no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Renovation Fund, St. Joseph’s Rectory, 28 Mount Pleasant St., North Brookfield, MA 01535. Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield is assisting her family with arrangements. Visit varnumfuneralhome.com.

Irene G. Tripp, 86

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Marilyn M. Connery, 91 LEICESTER — Marilyn “Pete” M. (Smith) Connery, 91, of Pleasant St., died Saturday, Oct. 22, at her home. Her husband of 72 years, James F. Connery died March 13, and her son, James F. Connery Jr., died April 1. She leaves her daughter Kathleen Connery Fitzgibbons and her husband Paul of Leicester, her daughter in law Maureen E. Connery of Leicester, five grandchildren Julianne M. McCarthy and her husband Patrick of Northborough, Andrew P. Fitzgibbons and his wife Nancy of Minneapolis, Minn., James F. Connery, III and his wife Neile of Cherry Valley, Bethany F. Furlong and her husband Scot of Wayland and Jennifer R. Callaghan and her husband Brian of Northborough, nine great grandchildren, Abigail, Molly, Isabella, Rachel, Aidan, Sadie Grace, Amelia, Luke and Meghan, nieces and nephews.

She is also predeceased by brothers Donald and Charles Smith and sisters Phyllis Loasby and Nataly Smith and a great grandson Owen Callaghan. Born and raised in South Lancaster, she was the daughter of Donald E. and Lena (Munn) Smith and attended Browning Memorial Elementary School and South Lancaster Academy before moving to Leicester in 1944. She was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in South Lancaster. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 27 in the Village Church of the Seventh-Day Adventist, 75 Sawyer St., South Lancaster. The family received friends and relatives prior to the service in the church on Thursday. Burial followed in Eastwood Cemetery, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seventh-Day Adventist School, 2 Airport Dr., Worcester, MA 01603. Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester, is directing arrangements for the family. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

Scott T. Greenslit, 47 LEICESTER — Scott T. Greenslit, 47, of Charles St., died suddenly after being stricken ill at his home on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Leicester. He leaves his significant other, Tammy Chase with whom he lived, his mother Joyce C. (Hunt) Seaman and her husband Bruce of Sutton, his sons Matthew Greenslit of Sutton, and Jake Leary of Oakham, a daughter Jessica Leary of Oakham, a brother Michael Greenslit and his wife Carey of Douglas, a sister Kim Naples of Leicester, step children Felicia, Tabitha, Monique, and Veronica Agbanyo and Anthony Hart, a granddaughter Aribella Greenslit and step granddaughters Annalisa-Marie and

Anastasia, step brothers Michael Seaman of Ohio and Jeffrey Seaman of Warren, step sisters Jennifer Drapeau of Fitchburg and Samantha Larson of Florida, several nieces and nephews. Scott was a longtime painter with ECP Painting in Leicester. He enjoyed fishing and time spent with his grandchildren. Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late Carl Greenslit. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Morin Funeral Home, 1131 Main St., Leicester. Burial followed in New Howard Cemetery, Sutton. A calling hour preceded the service on Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice in Scott’s memory. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

Albert G. Orne Sr., 87 SPENCER — Albert G. Orne Sr., 87, of 8 Woodside Dr., died Sunday, Oct. 23, at Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge after an illness. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his two sons, George Orne and his wife Sherry of Leominster, Bobby Orne and his wife Cheryl of No. Brookfield, four daughters; Sharon Orne of Clinton, Mary Wedge and her husband Ray of Spencer, Eva Jones and her husband Paul of New Braintree, Carla Martinez and her significant other Jim of Spencer, 21 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Muriel Orne, a daughter Carol Ann Jones, a son Albert Orne, Jr., two brothers, five sisters and two infant children. Born in Millbury, he was the son of Carl & Eva (Dahlstrom) Orne. He was a graduate of Millbury High School. He went on from there to serve his country in the Navy in World War II. Upon discharge, he worked at Johnson Steel and Wire for 28 years, retiring in 1986. He then received a degree in computer science from Quinsigamond Community College. He was very involved at his church, First Congregational Church

of Spencer, where he was member of their Men’s League, taught Sunday school and volunteered at the Economy Shop. He was former treasurer of the Snow Birds Snowmobile Club, served on the Spencer Finance Committee, past member of the Gaudette-Kirk Post 138 American Legion in Spencer and was a Mason. He was a proud member of the NRA. He loved gardening, feeding wild birds, attending airshows, watching wrestling and was an avid bowler. Albert was especially grateful for the medical expertise and care provided by his granddaughter, Kimberlie Milner, who is a nurse. Above all, he was a family man devoted to his children, grandchildren and their well-being. A funeral service was held Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the First Congregational Church of Spencer, 207 Main St. Burial with Military Honors followed in All Faith’s Cemetery, Worcester. Calling hours were Tuesday in the J. Henri Morin & Son Funeral Home, 23 Maple Terr., Spencer. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104. Visit www.morinfuneralhomes.com.

Paul Talancy, 68

HARDWICK — Paul Talancy, 68, died lowed in Glen Valley Cemetery. suddenly on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at home. In lieu of flowers donations may be He was predeceased by his wife of made in his name to Fund for Nature 19 years, Anne (Rogers) Talancy. He Mass Audubon, 208 South Great Road, leaves brothers Randall Talancy & Lincoln, MA 01773. his wife Diane of Shrewsbury; Walter For an online tribute please visit: Talancy & his wife Gail of Sudbury and Pillsburyfuneralhome.com. nieces & nephews. Paul was born in Holden the son of the late Wasil In Loving Remembrance & Fannie Talancy and was raised in Barre before moving to Hardwick. 4th Anniversary ~ 3/31/1977 - 10/27/2012 He was a graduMay you always walk in sunshine ate of Barre High School Class of And God’s love around you flow, 1966 and later For the happiness you gave us, received a degree No one will ever know. in Metalurgy. He It broke our hearts to lose you, worked at Digital But you did not go alone. Co. and Hewlett Packard Co. for A part of us went with you, many years until The day God called you home. he retired. A million times we’ve needed you. A funeral for A million times we’ve cried. Paul was held If love could only have saved you, Saturday, Oct. 22, in Pillsbury You never would have died. Funeral Home, Colton, Addie, Mom, Dad, Corey, Shelly, 96 S. Barre Rd., Barre. Burial folJustine, Ron, Casey, Nolan, Lexie, Kane,

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Listings Always Needed - We’re Always Busy Selling!!! SOLD THOMPSON – 449 E Thompson Rd! 6 Rm Contemp! Beautiful 1.5 Acres! Applianced Kit w/Quartz Counters, Cherry Cabinets, Breakfast Bar! Formal Din Rm! Cathedral Ceiling Liv Rm w/Frplc! Master w/Walk-in Closets, Private Deck & Full Bath! 3 Bdrms! 2.5 Baths! C/Vac! Mitsubishi A/C! Wired for Generator! 2 Car Garage! 2 Sheds! $299,900.00

ON DEPOSIT

SOLD

ON DEPOSIT

DUDLEY – 113 W Main St! Super Brick 2 WEBSTER – 16 Orchard Ave! 7 Rm Custom DUDLEY – 377 Dudley Oxford Rd! 7 Rm Family! Move-in Condition! Freshly Painted! 6/6 Split! 2+ Acres! Applianced Kit w/ Breakfast Cape! Farmers Porch! Applianced Kit! Formal Rooms! 2/2 Bedrooms! 1/1 Baths! 1st Floor w/ Bar! Den w/ Pellet Stove! 12x20 Liv Rm w/ Dining! Cathedral Liv Rm w/Frplc & Skylight! 1st Fireplaced Living Room! Lots of Hardwoods! Cathedrals! 3 Bdrms! Full Bath w/Skylight! Flr Bdrm! Cathedral Master! 3Bdrms! 2 Baths! Applianced! Tile Kitchens & Baths! Separate Lower Level Fam Rm w/Hearth! 12x20 Deck! Family Rm! 3 Season Sun Rm! CAir & Vac! Utilities! Oil Heat! Corner Lot, Nice Yard! 2 Car Detached Garage! 2 Sheds! New Roof! Newer Furnace, Water Heater & Windows! $219,900.00 $234,900.00 Garage! Town Services! $259,900.00

SOLD

CHARLTON – 175 Oxford Rd! 6+ Rm Split! 1.53 Acres! Applianced Granite Kit w/ Tile Flr! Din Rm w/Hrdwds, Anderson Slider to Trex Deck! Brick Frplc Liv Rm w/Hrdwds & Bow Window! Master w/Hrdwds, Slider to Deck! Master Bath! 3 Bdrms! 2 Baths! Garage! Quality Updates Through Out! $279,900.00

DUDLEY – 61 New Boston Rd! 1,300+’ Ranch! 1.52 Acres! Applianced Oak Cabinet Kit w/Breakfast Counter! Din Area w/Slider to Deck! Frplc Liv Rm w/Bay Window & Pellet Stove! 3 Bdrms! Master w/Bath & Walk-in Closet! 2nd Bath w/Skylight! Shed! Vinyl Siding & Windows! $229,900.00

SOLD

NEW PRICE

WEBSTER – 1 Oak Tree La! Remodeled 5 Rm Ranch! Applianced Eat-in Kit w/Oak Cabs, Corner Hutch & Breakfast Counter! Liv Rm w/Pergo Flr! 3 Spacious Bdrms w/ Wall to Wall! Newer Bath! 3 Season Porch! Walk-out Basement! Garage! Gas Heat! New Plumbing & Electric! $174,900.00

DUDLEY – 32 Central Ave! 6 Rm Townhouse! Huge Liv Rm w/Wood Laminate Flooring & Triple Window! Applianced Kit w/Breakfast Bar, Dble Stainless Sink! Din Area w/Slider to Deck! 3 Bdrms! 1.5 Baths! Garage! Oil Heat! Shed! Fenced Yard! $169,900.00

ON DEPOSIT SOLD WEBSTER – 79-81 N. Main St! 5 Unit – 4 Apartments Plus a Commercial Space! Fully Rented! Off Street Parking! Many Updates! Separate Utilities! Vinyl Sided and Replacement Windows! Rear Building Has Multi Stall Garage with One Free Standing Apartment that Has Handicap Accessibility, Nice Floor Plan! $159,900.00

NEWER PRICE WEBSTER – 52 Upland Ave! 6 Rm Cape! Spacious Applianced Eat-in Kit! Formal Din Rm or 3rd Bdrm w/Hrdwds & Built-Ins! Frplc Liv Rm w/Hrdwd Flr! Den or Office! 1/2 Bath on Main Level! 2 Oversized Bdrms w/Hrdwds on 2nd Flr! Full Bath! Mud Rm! Full Walk-out Basement! Rear Patio! Immediate Occupancy! $169,900.00

ON DEPOSIT

SOLD

DUDLEY - 43 Mason Rd! Remodeled 7 Rm Ranch! Applianced Eat-in Kit w/ Quartz Counters, Breakfast Bar & Tile Flr! Large Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hrdwds! Din Area w/Hrdwds! 3 Bdrms w/Hrdwds! 2 Full Exceptional Bathrms! Fam Rm! Office! Security! Oil Heat! AG Pool! Trex Deck! Shed! 2 Car Garage! $264,900.00

SOLD

NEW LISTING

WEBSTER – 17 Fort Hill Rd! Looking 30 ACRES OF PRIVACY & SERENITY! 5 Rm Ranch! Eat-in Kit w/Updated Cabinets! Formal Din Rm! Liv Rm Leads to Screened-in Porch Overlooking Pond! 2 Large Bdrms! Updated Bath! Full Basement w/Laundry! 2 Car Detached Garage! Oil Heat! Gas Hot Water! $274,900.00

LEICESTER– 39 Boyd St! Updated 7 Rm Cape! Applianced Granite Kit w/Tile Backsplash & Pantry! Spacious Din Rm! 1st Flr Bdrm/Off/Playroom! 3 Brdms! =Master w/4 Closests! 1.5 Baths! Garage/Shed! Updates Inc: Bit, Baths, Roof, Oil Tank, Paint, Fence, Driveway, Electrical, Pluming & Windows! $234,900.00

WEBSTER – 26 Pepka Dr! 7 Room 1,790’ Ranch! SS Applianced Kit & Din Area w/Tile Floor! Formal Din Rm & Liv Rm w/Hrdwds! Family Rm! 3 Bdrms w/Hrdwds! Master w/Bath & Walk-in Closet! 2 Full Tile Baths! Huge Basement! Patio! Circular Drive! Great Yard! $219,900.00

NEW PRICE

NEW LISTING

DOUGLAS – 15 Mt Daniels Way! 8 Rm WOODSTOCK – 291 E Quasset Rd! Custom Colonial! 2.2 Acres! 2 Story Grand WAPPAQUASSET “QUASSET” POND! Entry Foyer! New Applianced Granite Hidden 88 Acre Recreational Gem! Kit! Formal Din & Liv Rms w/Hrdwds! Woodstock Fairgrounds Near! Yr Rd or Frplc Fam Rm! Frplc Master Suite w/ 2nd Home! 6 Rm Ranch! 152’ Waterfront! Cathedrals! 2.5 Baths! Expandable 3rd 34,848’ Lot! Appliance Kit! Frplc Fam Level! New Roof & Furnace! CVac, Rm! 2 Bdrms! Full Bath! A/C! Garage! Security, Irrigation! 2 Car Garage! $259,900.00 $449,900.00

STURBRIDGE – 15 Lauren Lane! 10 Room Colonial set on 1.16 Acres! Updated SS Applianced Kitchen! Dining & Living Room w/New Hardwoods! 4 Bedrooms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths w/New Tile Floors! Central Air! 2 Car Garage! Nicely Landscaped! $349,800.00

NEW PRICE

ON DEPOSIT

WEBSTER – DUDLEY – 7 Kayla Lane! 8 Rm Colonial New England Commons! Adult 55+! Set On 1.84 Acres! Applianced Granite 2 Bdrms! 1 to 2 Baths/Master! Kit! Frplcd Dining Rm! Living Rm w/ Applianced! Granite! Hrdwds, Tile & Hrdwds! Cathedral Ceiling Family Rm! Carpet! Basements! Garage! C/Air! 3 Bedrooms! Spacious Master, Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! 1st Floor Laundry! Security! Community Center! Walking Farmers Porch! Deck! Attached 2 Car Trails! Low Fees! Convenient! Garage! $359,900.00 From $234,900.00

SOLD

ON DEPOSIT

NEW PRICE

WEBSTER – 16 Elm Street! 6 Rm DUDLEY - 174 Klondike Rd! Pierpont WEBSTER - NEW ENGLAND COMMONS! Meadow Waterfront! West Facing! Colonial! Conveniently Located! Off 55+ Adult Community! 5 Rm 1 Level Living! Kit w/Pantry, Tile Flr, Corian Counters & Beautiful Sunsets! Full Recreational! Cozy Street Parking for 3+ Cars! Nice Back Yr Rd Getaway! Renovated! Applianced Breakfast Bar! Liv Rm & Master w/Trey Yard! Newly Applianced Kit w/Tile Flr! Liv Kit w/Hrdwds! Cathedral Ceiling Liv Rm w/ & Fam Rm w/Refinished Hrdwd Flrs! 2/3 Ceiling, Master Bath w/Step-in Shower! 2nd Frplc & Hrdwds! 1 Bdrm! Updated Bath! Bdrms! Spacious Master! 1.5 Baths w/New Bdrm w/Cathedral Ceiling! 2nd Full Bath! Heated Sunroom Overlooking Water! Attached Garage! Farmers Porch! Full Vanities! Gas Heat & Hot Water! Walk-out Recent Electrical, Plumbing, Well & Basement! $249,900.00 Basement! Deck! $119,900.00 Septic! $199,900.00

NEW LISTING

SOLD

WEBSTER LAKE - 71 Birch Island! DUDLEY – 9 Chestnut St Unit 22! “Stonegate” Conveniently Located! 7 Rm Colonial w/Lake Views from Every Rm! Freshly Painted 4 Rm 2 Bdrm Condo! Hrdwds in Din/Liv & Master Bdrm! 3 Bdrms! Applianced Eat-in Kit w/Pantry Closet, Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Walkout Lower Level Tile Counter, Dble Sink & Ceiling Fan! Fam Rm! 239’ Waterfront! New Metal Roof! Liv Rm w/Wall A/C & Flat Panel TV! 2 Car Attached Garage & 3 Car Detached Full Bath! Electric Heat & Hot Water! w/2nd Flr! Needs to be Seen to Appreciate Storage! 2 Parking Spaces! Coin Op Everything it Could Be! $674,900.00 Laundry! $69,900.00

SOUTHBRIDGE – 32 Glenview Ave! DUDLEY – 4 Cross St! Newly Custom 6 Rm Contemp! Open Kit & Renovated 6 Rm Cape! Applianced Din Area w/Cathedrals & Skylight! Liv Granite Kit w/Tile Flr! Picture Din Rm & Rm w/Pellet Stove, Slider to Deck! 1st Spacious Liv Rm w/Hrdwds! New Bath Flr Master w/Private Deck! 3 Bdrms! 2 w/Marble Shower & Tile Flr! 1st Flr Baths! Finished Lower Level w/LP Frplc! Master! 2nd Flr w/2 Bdrms w/Walk-in New Kit Cabinets, Counters & Roof Closets! 3 Season Sunrm! NEW Furnace, 2014! $249,500.00 Plumbing & Electric! $164,500.00

ON DEPOSIT

SOLD

WEBSTER LAKE – 402 Treasure Island! Townhouse! 6 Rms! 1,874’! Hardwood Floors! Applianced! Open Floor Plan! 2 Bdrms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Frplcd Fam Rm! CAir! Gas Heat! Recent Trex Deck! Garage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Heated Pool, Sandy Beach! $299,900.00

WEBSTER – 69 Minebrook Rd! 7 Rm Split Entry! Set on 1.04 Acres! Applianced Kit! Frplcd Liv Rm & Din Rm w/Hrdwds! 3 Bdrms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Fam Rm w/Pellet Stove! Deck! 2 Car Garage! Shed! Listed by Another, SOLD by Century21 Lake Realty! $270,000.00

NEW LISTING

NEW PRICE

WEBSTER LAKE – Reid Smith Cove WATERFRONT LOT! South Shore Rd! Build Your Dream Home or Summer Retreat! Set on Quiet Road, Surrounded by Woods! Sloping Lot Down to Level Waterfront! 7,200’ Lot! 57’ on the Water & Road! Town Water & Sewer Available! $249,900.00

WEBSTER LAKE – 103 Treasure Island! 1,874’ Townhouse! Oak Cabinet Kit w/ Breakfast Counter! Formal Din Rm! Frplc Liv Rm! Screened Porch! 1st Flr Master w/ Walk-in Closet & Bath! 2.5 Baths! 2nd Level w/2nd Master Bdrm & Bath! C/Air! Attached Garage! 2 Boat Slips! Heated Pool! Sandy Beach! $279,900.00

WEBSTER – 36 North Main St! 6 Room Cape! Cabinet Packed Kitchen w/Dining Area! Living Room w/Wall to Wall! Den w/Wall A/C! 1st Floor Bedroom! 3/4 Bedrooms! 1.5 Baths! Recent Roof & Furnace! Will be Updated to Circuit Breakers! Nice Back Yard! Off Street Parking! $99,900.00

WEBSTER – 9-11 Lyndale Ave! 8 Rm Colonial w/Greenhouses! Eat-in Kitchen! Formal Dining Rm Open to Living Rm w/Wood Floors! Full Bath! Den w/Built-ins! 4 Large Bedrooms on 2nd Floor! Nice Level Lot! Walking Distance to Center of Webster! Town Services! Rte. 395 Near! Walk to Schools & Churches! $117,900.00

SOLD

SOLD

WEBSTER LAKE – 46 Pt Pleasant CHARLTON - South Charlton Reservoir! Rd! Middle Pond – Southern Expo! 8 302C Partridge Hill Rd! Full Recreational! Rm Custom Cape! Open Flr Plan! Fully 75’ Waterfront! West Expo - Beautiful Applianced w/Lunch Counter! Lake Facing Sunsets! 6 Rm Ranch! Great Water Views! Brick Frplc Liv Rm, Din Rm & Fam Rm! 19’ Open Flr Plan w/Cathedrals, Skylights, Master! 4 Bdrms, 2 Lake Facing! 2 Baths! Frplce! 2 Baths! Fam Rm! Garage! Huge Trex Deck! Buderus 5Z Oil Heat! Sandy Shore, Great Swimming! Dock! $449,900.00 $329,900.00

NEW PRICE

WEBSTER LAKE - 82 Lakeside Ave! South Pond! Prime 157’ Waterfront w/Western Expo! Beautiful Sunsets! Panoramic Lake Views! 10+ Rm, 4 Bdrm, 4.5 Bath, A/C’d, 3,832’ Custom Colonial! Technical/Electrical Marvel! 2 Story Grand Entry! Fully Appliance Lake Facing Quartz Kit w/2 Dishwashers, Heated Flr & Pantry! Spacious Din Area w/Custom Wall Unit & Slider to the Waterfront Deck w/Elect Awning! Frplc Liv Rm w/Entertainment Center! Din Rm w/Tray Ceiling! 1st Flr Lake Facing Master w/Tray Ceiling, Walk-in Closet, Full Bath w/Dble Vanity, Whirlpool & Corner Shower! Upstairs 3 Comfortable Bdrms, 2 Lake Facing, Both connect to a Full Bath, the 3rd has its Own Full Bath & Walk-in Closet! Walkout Lower Level Lake Facing Fam Rm w/2nd Kit, Cedar Sauna & Full Bath! Separate Utility Rm & Workshop! 3 Car Attached Garage! Detached 1 Car Garage! Security System! LP Gas Whole House Generator! Boat House that Auto Draws Boat Out of the Water, Launches It on a Rail System! Weather Station! Well Irrig System! See/Ask For All Attachments! $1,195,900.00

ON DEPOSIT

SOLD WEBSTER LAKE – 17 Lakeview WEBSTER LAKE COMPOUND! 2 Checkerberry Isl! Private 2.09 Acre Waterfront Peninsula Estate! Park Like Grounds! Rd! Middle Pond - Reid Smith Cove! 2,800’ 8 Rm Colonial Main House w/Lake Views from Most Windows! SS Applianced Granite Kit! Din Area w/Tile Flr! Lake West Exposure = Sunsets! 100’ Level Facing 38’ Din/Liv Rm w/Frplc, Recessed Lighting & Slider to Wrap Around Deck! French Dr Fam Rm Surrounded by Water! Waterfront! 7 Rm Yr Rd or Ideal 2nd 3 Bdrms! 21’ Master w/Cathedral Ceiling, Slider to Private Deck w/Lake Views, Master Bath! 2nd Bath w/Dble Vanity Sinks, Home! Enjoy Music from Indian Ranch 3.5 Baths! Skywalk Attached 750’ 4 Rm Guest/In-Law Apartment w/Granite Kit, SS Applianced, Open Din & Liv Rm w/Slider to Lake View Deck, Bdrm, Nice Bathrm! Detached 3 Rm Yr Rd Guest Cottage or Rental Unit w/Kit, Frplcd Liv Rm, Bdrm & Free! Fantastic 12,298’ Flat Lot w/Plenty of Bathroom! Enclosed 3 Season Pavilion Great for Entertaining! Tree Lined Private Drive! Rolling Lawn! Decks! Patios! Ideal Space for Outside Enjoyment! 2 Docks! 3 Bdrms! 1.5 Baths! $489,900.00 Dock Setup! Boat Ramp! For the Discerning Buyer! $1,449,900.00

SOLD

NEW PRICE

WEBSTER LAKE – 113 Birch Island WEBSTER LAKE – 15 South Point Rd! Rd! Overlooking Middle Pond! Eastern Middle Pond - Panoramic Views! Build Your Waterfront Dream! 100+’ of Shoreline! Expo – Beautiful Sunrises! 5 Rm Year 53.94’ Road Frontage! Land Area 8,147’! Round Waterfront Home! 2 Bdrms! Town Water & Sewer Available! 2 Docks Renovated Kit & Bath! Din Rm! Liv Already in the Water! Lots on Webster Lake Rm w/Frplc! Listed by Another, SOLD are a Rarity, Don’t let this Slip By without by Century21 Lake Realty! Your Consideration! $189,900.00 $285,000.00

NEW LISTING

HOLLAND - Hamilton Reservoir Waterfront! 430 Mashapaug Rd! 8 Rm 2,864’ Custom Cape! 200’ Waterfront, 3.2 Acres, Estate Like WEBSTER LAKE – 36 Laurelwood Dr! Magnificent Lake Property! .75 Acres! Grounds! Situated in a Cove Sheltered from Storms, Idle Out to Main Lake! Grand Entry Foyer! Open Floor Plan! Custom Cherry Kit w/Quartz Isl, SS Appliances, Wall Ovens, Pantry Closet & Recessed Lighting! Din Area & Cathedral Ceiling Liv Rm w/Wood Stove Frplc & Pella Sliders to Western Expo – Beautiful Sunsets! Frplc Liv Rm! Kit w/SS Appliances! Din Rm! 4 12x38 Deck w/Electric Awning & 12X18 Screened Porch! 1st Flr Water Facing Master w/Walk-in Closet & Bath w/Granite Dble Vanity & Custom Glass Shower w/Waterhaven Tower! 1st Flr Office w/French Pocket Doors & Custom Desk Wall! Side Entry Mud Rm w/Custom Desk, Cabinets Bdrms! 2 Baths! 3 Car Garage! Mahogany & Counter w/Sink, Guest Closet, Laundry Closet & Half Bath w/Pedestal Sink! Upstairs 3 Water Facing Bdrms, 2 w/Cathedrals! 2nd Full Tile Deck! Cabana! Sandy Beach! New Dock! Bath w/Custom Vanity & Linen Closet! Add Storage! Full Walkout Basement - Need More Rms! Zoned Hydro Air! 3 Car Garage! Sheds! Dock! Boat Ramp! $799,900.00 Long Driveway or Direct Access from Shore Dr! Full Recreation Lake! $799,900.00

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WEBSTER - 9 GORE GABLE RD

Webster - Lot 119B Thompson Rd Town Water & Sewer $43,500.

1st Time Offered! Beautiful 4 bedroom colonial! Front to back Fireplaced formal living room! Formal Dining Room! Family room with cathedral ceilings! Eat in Kitchen! Screened in summer room! 2 Car Garage. Forced Hot Water by Oil! $264,900.

Webster - Lot 119A Thompson Rd Town Water & Sewer $43,500. Webster - 114 Lake St. Multi-Family Zoned, 12,000 +/- Sq Ft Lot. Town Water & Sewer, and City Gas! $56,900. First Time Offered! “WOW” is the Reaction when Entering this Beautiful Home ! Outstanding Quality in this Custom Colonial! Large Upscale Kitchen w/ Solid Maple Cabinets! GE Profile Appliances! Granite Counters! Lg Angled Breakfast Bar! Formal Dining Room! Hardwood Flrs Throughout both Levels! Brick Fireplace. Cathedral Ceiling, Second Floor Balcony! 1st Flr Master w/LuX Bath & Sep. Shower, Double Vanity w/Granite! 1st Flr Laundry w/Sink! 2nd Flr - 3 Bdrms, 2 Full Baths, Rm above garage! Lg Deck 14x30! Security Sys.! Central Air! Oversized Garage! $424,900.

Welcome home to this charming 3-4 bedroom, 2 bath cape! One acre! First floor master bdrm w/ full bath! Living room w/pellet stove! Lower level has additional heated family room! W/ 2nd full bath! Sit out and grill on the recent deck and enjoy the fresh air! Make sure you put this one on your “to see” list! New Price $199,900

Webster- 122 Gore Rd. Lot Approx. 1-1.2 +/- Acres. Town Water & Sewer. Level Lot. Business Zoned $110,000.

WEBSTER - 47 ASH STREET

Dudley - Lot# 149 Southbridge Road - 4.5 +/- acres. 150 ft +/- of Rd. Frontage,610 ft +/- River Frontage $85,000.

THOMPSON CT- 351 QUADDICK RD

WEBSTER-4 PANARELLI WAY

DUDLEY - 6 CHASE AVE

DUDLEY - 217 DUDLEY SOUTHBRIDGE RD

Welcome to the country at its best! This gorgeous 3 bedrm 2.5 Bath contemporary home, nestled on a private beautifully manicured yard on 2.64 Acres! Granite countertops and island! Brazilian cherrywood throughout kitchen, dining, & living room! Cathedral ceiling living rm! Propane fireplace heater! Downstairs master bedroom, full bath! First flr half bath w/ washer dryer. 2 Car garage! $304,900.

Beautiful Colonial Located In A Quiet Cul De Sac! Amazing Grand Foyer With Cascading Stairway! 7 Room, 3 Bed 2.5 Bath Home! Gleaming Hardwoods! Fireplaced Living Room! Applianced Kitchen! Master Suite! Jacuzzi Tub And Shower Stall! Private Back Deck! 2 Zone Heating And Cooling! New Price $309,900

Own your own business! Opportunity to walk into a turn key operation! Full liquor license, full commercial kitchen with grill, double ovens, fryolaters, walk in fridge, freezers! Expand with catering or take out! Property sale is both the business and building with all bar/business fixtures. Outside has horseshoe pits for league games and volley ball court. Property holds 198 person occupancy. $629,900

Lovely Country Setting for this 3 Bedroom Cape! Motivated Seller! Private setting on 1 Acre. Roomy 2 Car Garage Open Concept Floor Plan. Living-Dining Area. Country Kitchen with Eat in Dining Area. Access to Rear Deck for Summer Fun. Walk out Basement for Convenient Access to Backyard. Electric Fence to Keep The Dogs Safe! Good Value! NEW PRICE $244,000

WEBSTER LAKE - 113 BIRCH ISLAND RD

WEBSTER LAKE - 60 LAKESIDE AVE

WEBSTER LAKE - 16 PATTISON RD

WEBSTER LAKE • 7 WAKEFIELD AVE

WEBSTER LAKE • 2 SOUTH POINT RD

Authentic LOG HOME Summer Cottage! 100’ Waterfront! Western Exposure! 10,000 + sq. ft. Lot offers loads of enjoyment! Other possibilities due to the size and frontage of the lot! EXPANSIVE VIEW OF SOUTH POND! Inground Sprinkler System! Don’t let this one pass you by! $374,000.

Webster Lake Waterfront! Private, Quiet & Peaceful Location on Dead End Street! Colonial Park on Nipmuch Point! South Pond! Prime Waterfront! Large Lot - 41 Acre, 17,859 Sq. Ft., with 130’ +/- of Water Frontage!! 2900 Sq Ft +/- Lake Home! Great Swimming! Relaxing Views! Oversized 15’X30’ Screened Gazebo! Evening Shade! 3 Bedrooms! 3 Full Baths! Gas Fireplace in Master Suite w/Roman Size Ceramic Shower! Cathedral Ceilings! Also, The Entire Top Level is One Suite with Large Sitting Area/Study & French Doors Leading to Bedroom! Lower Level office! 2 Car Heated Garage! Multi-Level Decks W/Natural Landscaping, Beautiful Tall Pines for Shade! Suspended Dock And So Much More! $825,000.

WATERFRONT: Summer has ARRIVED and so Should YOU! Roomy Ranch! Lots of House for the Money $$ 3 Floors of Living Space provide Lots of Room for Family Get Togethers or Quiet Enjoyment of the Priceless “Waterfront” Living! Large Tiered Deck gives Access to a Level yard and Water Access! Spacious Lower Level with Wide Open Spaces for Game Tables and Movie Shows! Property is Located in a Cove! $349,000.

WEBSTER LAKE: PANORAMIC VIEWS OF WEBSTER LAKE! Great South Facing Location, 62’ prime lakefront, large deep lot 10,489sf , flagstone & concrete patios, full concrete walkway at water’s edge, dock, retaining walls & stonework, privacy fence, storage shed, recently paved drive, plenty offstreet parking in driveway & area at roadside, spacious, Year-round, 2 story Cape home, 4 BRs (1 on 1st flr), 2 full BAs, Harvey replacement windows, 6 year+/- young roof. NEW PRICE $445,000

ON DEPOSIT Pride of Ownership says it all with Huge 1400+ sq ft Young Ranch !!!! Meticulously Maintained, 7 Room, Master Bed with Master Bath and Walk-in Closet. Cathedral Ceiling with Exposed Beams! .Plus a Fantastic Great Room with Sliders to a Generous 16ft x 16ft Private Deck. Fully Applianced Kitchen! Solid 6 Panel Interior Doors, 4 Year Young Asphalt Shingles, Partially Finished Basement, 15,000+ sq ft Beautifully Landscaped Family Friendly Flat Level Lot. All Town Services! This One is For You! $227,500.

SORRY SOLD! Webster Lake Waterfront! Breathtaking view of Middle Pond! Catch the Early Morning Sun at breakfast right at water edge or in the huge 4 season porch! Many recent updates! Interior Freshly Painted! Fieldstone Fireplace! Hardwoods! Oil Heat! 2 bedrooms! And NEW PRICE $319,900 much more!

Friday, October 28, 2016 • SPENCER NEW LEADER 7

Jo-Ann Szymczak CRS, GRI, SRES, ASP

Maria Reed 508-873-9254

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DUDLEY 2 UNITS

• 4 Bdrms • 1.5 Ba • Hardwoods • Fireplace • Fantastic Yard • Garage

• Live rent free • Single Fam house • 3 Room unit • Perfect for Family

4 Fairfield Dr $214,900

13 Railroad Ave $229,900

WEBSTER

WEBSTER

• Hardwoods • Cul-de-sac • 2-c-garage • 3 bdrms • Updates: windows/elec

• Room for everyone • Great Room • Family Rm • Den • Dining Rm • Inground Pool

31 Brook Rd $178,900

131 Old Webster Rd $307,900

MAUREEN MADE IT HAPPEN DUDLEY

2 UNITS • Oversized • Open Flr plan • Handicap acces. • 2.5 Ba • 7 Rms

4 Acres $139,900 2 Acres $119,900

• Sided • 2 Additional Building • 2 Bdrms ea. Unit • Updated windows & Furnace, elec, roof

14 Lake Pkwy $324,900

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508-943-7669

9 Pinewood Ln $384,900

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Two bedroom ranch in like new condition. New paint inside and out. New carpeting. Be in for the holidays. You can own this home for less than the cost of renting it.

E S T A Open House Directory T E BOYLSTON 4 BR, 2 Full/2 Half BA, 3,087 sq. ft. Colonial in Mt. Pleasant Estates neighborhood. Seller has done extensive updating during ownership including gorgeous master bath, all new Harvey windows, recent roof, interior painting & much more. $549,900

E BROOKFIELD Rare Find! 5 BR 3.5 Bath Waterfront Colonial on Lake Lashaway w/almost 3,000 sq. ft. of living space & 25 ft. of waterfront w/ direct access from the home! Gutted & renovated in 1991. $400,000

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Southbridge:Wonderful Southbridge:Wonderfully updated location & beautiful double 3 family-nothing to do-no updating lot at the end of a dead end needed. 3 room 1 bed, 4 room 1 street! 5 rooms 2 bedrooms. bed, 4 room 2 bed. Vinyl sided, Eat in kitchen. 2nd floor replacement windows, roof and has potential to be finished updated electrical. Newer kitchens, into master bedroom! Two enclosed porches. Large updated flooring. Tenants pay own oversized garage! Needs updating! $99,900. utilities. $169,900. OPEN HOUSE Brookfield: Unique Contemporary Home! Picture Perfect 8 rooms 4 beds 2 /12 baths. Open with Cathedral ceilings in Living room, 12-2pm Sun dining room and kitchen. Fireplace. Stainless Steel appliances. Extra special master bedroom suite w/master bath & loft with walk in closet & sitting area. Beautiful lower level finished potential for in-law. 2 garages. Deck. Level yard. $299,900. 96 Molasses Hill. Southbridge:One of a kind custom built home located in Country Club Location! Beautiful 11 room 4 bedroom 3 ½ bath Cape with front to back living room with fireplace. REDUCED 1st floor den with French doors leading out to great outdoor living room! Master bedroom front to back with fireplace & master bath! 4th bedroom has it’s own bath-great for guests or in-laws or au pair. Separate Excerise room with hot tub which overlooks backyard. Hardwood floors! Basement is finished like an English Pub with fireplace. Fabulous private property! $339,900.

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WEBSTER - $215,000 Oversized 6 room 3 bedroom ranch with possible in-law apartment in the lower level. 21 foot sunroom. Level backyard and attached garage.

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WEBSTER -$289,900 New 6 room 3 bedroom 2 bath colonial overlooking Webster Lake. Just bring the furniture and move right in. Situated on a 1 acre wooded lot.

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SOUTHBRIDGE 7 room 3 bedroom cape with 1 car garage. Special Financing Only 3% Down for qualified buyer. Call for details.

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY 12-2 10/29/16 1 CAROL DR. OXFORD. $174,900  2 br 1.5 baths, end unit, pellet stove, hardwoods, finished basement, garage

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OXFORD Spacious 3 BR 2 Full BA Cape ready for a new owner! Finished 28x24 basement w/ a bar is perfect for entertaining! Detached 1 car garage; walk-up loft for extra storage. $280,000

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SOUTHBRIDGE-$199,900 Live Rent Free in this 10 room, 4 bdrm, 2 family, Central air on first floor. Two car garage and more.

ReMax Professional Associates/Conrad Allen 508-400-0438

Southbridge:PRISTINE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! “Heart of the Southbridge Historical District”. Downtown property with three separate storefronts! Fully rented! Excellent condition. Utilities are all separate. Owner occupied one unit and would vacate for new owner or stay. Close to 6000sf of retail space plus full basement for storage. Roof, heating & electrical updated. $325,000.

Southbridge:Wonderful 5 room 3 bedroom Ranch in move in condition! Hardwood floors. Eat in kitchen. 1 car garage. Big level backyard with gardens. $159,900.

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Spencer- New Listing! Thompson Pond Waterfront Contemporary! 6 rms, 3 bdrms, 2 baths! The breathtaking living room has a wall of glass overlooking the water. Triple slider, wood stove, vaulted ceilings all leading to the private deck! A spacious second floor loft features a beautiful full bath with skylights and vaulted ceilings! Gorgeous lake views and 2 docks. Over 2000 s.f. of living space! Bring your Boat! 4 seasons of fun! $375,000

Spencer - First time on Market! You will love this dramatic four bedroom Colonial with contemporary flair! Over 2900 s.f. of living space, 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, mastersuite, 2 car garage! Beautiful stone fireplace in the open, airy living room with vaulted ceilings! A huge basement can easily be finished if needed. Enjoy quick bites in the sunny eat in kitchen overlooking a deck, gazebo and a private backyard.1+ beautiful acre near Paxton line! $365,000

East Brookfield- 1st time on market! 3 bdrm, 1 ba ranch nestled on almost ½ acre! Beautiful, level corner lot also includes a separate lot (0.21 acres) on Drake lane that has deeded beach rights to Lake Lashaway. A huge basement has plenty of room for a workshop and storage. Big shed for all your outside yard equipment. $197,500

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THOMPSON-This spacious home was once a two family but has been converted to 1 family living. The first floor features an eat-in kitchen space with a built in breakfast nook, a large living room with stone fireplace, and a potential first floor bedroom with a full bath. Upstairs-the opportunities are endless: there is a 2nd living room with stone fireplace, and potential for 4 more bedrooms along with a laundry room. There is a 1 car garage which leads into a mudroom/covered porch area for access into the property. The property does need TLC and finishing touches. $89,900

Spencer - Open sight lines from the kitchen into a comfortable sitting area, formal dining room & living room! Bedrooms are all on the 2nd floor. The Master-suite has a jacuzzi master bath & walk-in closet! 2nd floor laundry too! Beautifully finished basement with bar & pool table area! Tons of storage over the spacious 2 car garage! Great wrap around farmers porch with screened area! Private backyard & deck with woodsy privacy! Plus deeded beach rights to Sugden Reservoir! $380,000

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OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 CHARLTON 1-3 at 128 Daniels Rd. 4 BR Colonial, Reproduction 1787, detached 2 car Post and Beam Barn. $494,400. Rte 31-Mugget Hill Rd-Bond Rd-Slight left to Daniels Rd.

Moira McGrath 508-341-6364

OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 HOLLAND 11-12:30 at 27 Dug Hill Rd. Motivated seller for this 4 BR 2 BA Cape w/ screened porch $154,000. Rte 20W-E Brimfield Holland-left onto Dug Hill.

Ingrid Karp 508-864-4492

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Woodstock Move in condition 2145sqft Ranch. Renovated kitchen with granite counters and plenty of custom cabinets, a breakfast bar and wood floors. Formal dining room looks out to the gardens and gazebo. New sunroom and Inground pool. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2 car garage. All on 5.2 acres. $319,000

Putnam Condo Completely remodeled and neat as can be. The main level is an open floor plan. The living room and dining area have wood floors. The modern kitchen has tile and stainless appliances. 2 large bedrooms, and 1 ½ baths. One car attached garage. And plenty of storage. $132,900

No Tricks here! Single level living with room to expand. Family room with a fireplace, bright kitchen with a skylight. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Oversized, two car detached garage. Come take a look. $199,000

Walk to all the Putnam town activities, or watch Grove St action from the wrap around porch. c.1900 Victorian with many original features. Hardwood floors throughout much of the house. Stained glass accent windows. Beautiful trim work and high ceilings. 4 bedrooms and 1½ baths. $175,000

Beautiful waterfront on Quaddick Lake on 1.4 acres. This contemporary hosts 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths in the main home, and a complete in-law with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Water views from almost every room. All systems have been updated. 3 car attached garage. Enjoy every season here! $799,900

Woodstock Over 2200 sqft on one level. Hardwood floors through much of the house. Updated in the last 6 years with propane heating system, roof and exterior paint, paver walkway , most windows, and a new kitchen. 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Pretty views of fields to the East. $285,000

East Putnam Don’t be fooled by a ride by! Inside and out, this property has a ton to offer. 2728sqft plus the finished basement. A true master suite with full bath, balcony, and exercise room with hot tub. Formal living and dining rooms, and a sunroom that leads to the pool and four season room. Low taxes. 1.85 acres $335,000

Putnam At the end of a cul-de-sac, this home sits proudly on a nicely manicured lot. Slate entry, bright livingroom with fireplace and formal dining room. Updated kitchen with granite counter. Screened porch and two car garage. 3 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths. $230,000

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HERE & THERE AFC/Doctors Express Worcester 2nd Annual 2016 FALL FOLIAGE PHOTO CONTEST Submit your entry via our Facebook page: Doctors Express Worcester $100 for 1st place! The top 3 photos will be hung in the center. All entries must be submitted by Friday, November 11th SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 9:00 p.m. KING MOONRACER 4-piece local rock band playing acoustic versions of their classic rock 308 LAKESIDE 308 East Main St. East Brookfield, MA 774-449-8333 ELLERS RESTAURANT 1st ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY 7:00 p.m. to midnight 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes for best costume Halloween trivia, Minute to win it contest 190 Main St., Cherry Valley, MA 508-892-3925

Handmade knits and vintage linens, white elephant attic’treasures, bake shoppe: homemade pies, candy, cakes and cookies pickles and cheese. Holiday shoppe and crafts. Vendors welcome Contact Judy at [email protected] ALBANIAN KITCHEN AND BAZAAR 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. St Nicholas Albanian Orthodox Church 126 Morris St., Southbridge, MA Bake table, theme baskets, handmade beaded jewelry, used books and this ‘n that table. Dine in or take out at our Albanian Cafe FLOYD PATTERSON 9:00 p.m. 308 LAKESIDE 308 East Main St. East Brookfield, MA 774-449-8333 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6

SAINT JOHN PAUL II PARISH 1st ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BAZAAR FOR HELMETS EVENT AND DINNER 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. To benefit local youth football, fitting Trinity Catholic Academy all helmets with H.I.T.T. 11 Pine St., Southbridge, MA shields to reduce Children’s Games, Crafts,Village Bake concussions by 80% Shop, Jar Deal, Theme Baskets, Parish SPENCER FISH & Table, Jewelry, Silent Auction, GAME Community Raffle Table, Entertainment Kids activities at 12 noon. Karol’s Kafe opens for breakfast at 8:30 Adult party begins at 5 a.m. Great variety of items for lunch p.m. $20 adults $10 kids 12 and under. Free admission. Ample parking Raffles, food, music, games, Handicapped accessible prizes, 50/50. Tickets at Laney’s, Spencer For more info: 508-765-3701 Fish & Game or by calling 508-735-9716 FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 HARVEST FAIR BETHEL LUTHERAN CHURCH 90 Bryn Mawr Ave. Auburn, MA 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Lynn Converse 860-465-6631

ATTENTION VETERANS: As a Thank You to our U.S. Veterans, AFC Urgent Care at 117A Stafford St., Worcester, MA 01603 is giving a FREE FLU SHOT to

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U.S. Veterans on Friday, November 11th 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. They are located right next to the CVS on Stafford St. No appointment is necessary. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

TRIVIA NIGHT AT THE STOMPING GROUND Every Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. 132 Main St., Putnam, CT 860-928-7900 Also, live music five nights a week (Wed.Sun.)

THE CHURCH OF THE RECONCILIATION (Episcopal) invites Webster, Dudley, Oxford residents of all branches of service to a FREE DINNER at POINT BREEZE RESTAURANT 6:00 p.m. Speaker: Mr. Dave Lauzon Ret. First Sgt - Army- Iraq War Veteran TRAP SHOOTING Please RSVP: 508-943-8714 Every Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Open to the (Leave message if no answer) public $12.00 per round includes clays and ROADHOUSE BLUES JAM ammo. NRA certified range officer on site Every Sunday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. every shoot CADY’S TAVERN AUBURN SPORTSMAN CLUB 2168 Putnam Pike, Chepachet, RI 50 Elm St., Auburn, MA 508-832-6492 401-568-4102 HUGE MEAT RAFFLE TRIVIA NIGHT First Friday of the month Wednesdays 7:00 p.m. -9:30 p.m. Early Bird 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 HILLCREST COUNTRY CLUB p.m. 325 Pleasant St., Leicester, MA 1st table: 7:00 p.m. 508-892-9822 Auburn Sportsman Club 50 Elm St., Auburn, MA WISE GUYS TEAM TRIVIA 508-832-6496 Every Tuesday, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. CADY’S TAVERN BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 2168 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44) at Strong Body/Strong Mind Yoga Studio Chepachet, RI 401-568- 4102 112 Main St., Putnam, CT Third Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m. LIVE ENTERTAINMENT FRIDAY 860-634-0099 NIGHT www.strongbodystrongmind.us HEXMARK TAVERN AT SALEM CROSS INN 260 West Main St., West Brookfield, MA 508-867-2345 www.salemcrossinn.com

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Trips Offered The “Trips Offered” section is for non-profit organizations and will run as space allows. Anyone who wishes to take advantage of this space must submit a copy of a not-for-profit certificate to Editor Adam Minor. Mail your certificate and information to Trips Offered, c/o Adam Minor, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550; fax to 508-764-8015 or e-mail to [email protected]

SOUTHBRIDGE SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION 2016 TRIP SCHEDULE (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC) • Thursday, Nov. 17: Gambling at Mohegan Sun — $25 gets you a deluxe motor coach from the Southbridge Community center to the Mohegan Sun Casino and a $25 casino package subject to the casino. The bus will leave the Community Center at 10 a.m. I must have a minimum of 30 and money is due at time of sign up. You will need a current picture ID or player’s card to get casino package. Trips open to public. Contact Jim Julian at the Casaubon Senior Center, 153 Chestnut St., Southbridge, MA 01550, Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings from 9 to 10 a.m., or call 774-922-4049, or e-mail me at [email protected] yahoo.com.

UNION SAINT JEAN-BAPTISTE Celebrate the Christmas Season 2016! Union Saint-Jean-Baptiste, Chapter #12, Southbridge, is sponsoring “Celebrate the Christmas Season” — three family excursions for the year 2016. As always, you do not have to be a member to participate in any of the scheduled excursions. All are welcome. Gift certificates in any amount are also available which can be applied to any event at face value. We are a family oriented, non-profit Franco-American fraternal society since 1900. On some occasions, sponsored activities are benefits providing monetary assistance to worthy causes. It is never too late to capture

NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE Premises: 9 Watson Street, Spencer, MA 01562 By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Sarah V. Pierson to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as nominee for RBS Citizens, N.A., and now held by Citizens Bank, N.A. f/k/a RBS Citizens, N.A., said mortgage dated September 3, 2009, and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 44804, Page 224, said mortgage was assigned from Mortgage Electronic Registratin Systems, Inc. as nominee for RBS Citizens, N.A., its successors and assigns to Citizens Bank, N.A. f/k/a RBS Citizens, N.A., by assignment dated January 22, 2015 and recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Book 53301 at Page 352; for breach of the conditions in said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction on November 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM Local Time upon the premises, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: The land in said Spencer, situated on the Easterly side of Watson Street, and bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at the Northwesterly comer of the tract to be conveyed, in the Easterly line of Watson Street at a point 140 feet Northerly of the intersection of Said Street line with the Northerly line of Erving Street; THENCE N. 75 1/2 Degrees W. 1133/4 feet; THENCE S. 14 1/2 Degrees E. 65 feet; THENCE S. 75 1/2 Degrees 113-3/4 feet to the aforesaid Easterly line of Watson Street, the Preceding courses all being by land now or formerly of Marion A. Cooper; THENCE Northerly by said street line 65 feet to the place of beginning. The description of the property contained in the mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. For Mortgagor’s Title see deed dated August 26, 2009, and recorded in the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 44804, Page 221. TERMS OF SALE: Said premises will be sold and conveyed subject to all liens, encumbrances, unpaid taxes, tax titles, municipal liens and assessments, if any, which take precedence over the said mortgage above described. FIVE THOUSAND ($5,000.00) Dollars of the purchase price must be paid in cash, certified check, bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check at the time and place of the sale by the purchaser. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid in cash, certified check,

the true spirit of this special time of year — Christmas. For information/ reservation please call Ted 508-764-7909. • Nov. 12: “A Day in New York City” to do as you wish — get an early start on your Christmas shopping, visit a museum, do some sigh seeing, see a matinee Broadway show, a special restaurant, or visit some of the world’s largest department stores. Cost is $55 per person (adult, senior, child). Departure time is 6:30 a.m. from Southbridge with return departure from NYC at 6:30 p.m. A coffee stop takes place to and from NYC. Reserve early — always sold out. • Dec. 3: “Christmas at Olde Mistic Village” the annual Christmas Holiday Festival with 50 one-of-a-kind gift shops, restaurants and free entertainment through the village and at Gazebo Square, special sales and more. Cost is $45 for adults; $35 children 4-12 years; free under 3 years. An optional visit on your own is the nearby Mystic Sea Aquarium. Departure 9 a.m., Southbridge with return time 6:30 p.m. Reservation deadline is Nov. 30. • Dec. 10: “Festival of Christmas Lights” at Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine, concert with Fr. Pat, the singing priest, Museum of the World Nativities, Gift & Book Shop, Chapel of Light, a Bistro for refreshments and snacks, optional Trolley Ride and a Carousel, complete luncheon at Wright’s Farm Restaurant. Cost $49 per person; $39 children 3-10 years; free under 3. Reservation deadline is Dec. 7. Departure is from Southbridge with return time about 7:45 p.m. • 2017 Preview: Jan. 8, “Amahl and the Night Visitors” by Gian Carlo Menottii, a Christmas light opera performance with a great cast – in Notre Dame Church, 444 Main St Southbridge – benefit for the church Casavant organ — more to be announced.

STURBRIDGE SENIOR CENTER The Friends of Sturbridge Senior Center offers the following trips for

2016: • Wednesday, Oct. 26: Cabaret Lulu at Old Sturbridge Village with the music of Hogie Carmichael, Louis Prima and Nat King Cole. Lunch is at the Oliver Wight Tavern with a choice of Turkey or Grilled salmon. The price is $44.50 per person. All bus trips leave from the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Sturbridge. Times to be announced. Flyers are available at the Sturbridge Senior Center. Contact persons are Tina Galati at 508-347-9028 or Marcia Loranger at 508-347-9459.

CHARLTON SENIOR CENTER 2016 Trips with Charlton Senior Center — Please call Elaine for more info at 508-248-2231. Sign-up sheets and flyers available at the Senior Center. Mail all payments to Charlton Senior Center, 37 Main St. Charlton, MA 01507. Pick up is generally from St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H. Putnam Rd. Ext., Charlton. Please note the updated costs for the trips. • Christmas Around the World w/ Dan Gabel & The Abletones at Chez Josef — Dec. 19, $72, includes transportation, Big Band show, lunch, taxes and gratuities. Check payable to: Landmark Tours.

MARY QUEEN OF THE ROSARY PARISH SPENCER — Mary Queen of the Rosary Parish, 60 Maple St., Spencer, is offering the following trips. For more information, call Bernard Dube at (508) 885-3098. • Australia & New Zealand: Jan. 28 to Feb. 18, 2017 • America, Our Land: from Albuquerque to Tucson: May 22 to June 4, 2017 • Alaska (land and cruise): June 27 to July 10, 2017 • Greece and the Islands: Sept. 14-26, 2017

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bank treasurer’s or cashier’s check within thirty (30) days after the date of sale. Other terms to be announced at the sale. Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP 1080 Main Street Pawtucket, RI 02860 Attorney for Citizens Bank, N.A. f/k/a RBS Citizens, N.A. Present Holder of the Mortgage (401) 272-1400 October 14, 2016 October 21, 2016 October 28, 2106 PUBLIC HEARING ATTENTION SPENCER RESIDENTS A PUBLIC HEARING WITH THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN WILL BE HELD TO DISCUSS COMPLETE STREETS PRIORITIZATION, SIDEWALK BETTERMENT AND ADA TRANSITION PLANS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2016 AT 6:00 PM MCCOURT SOCIAL HALL SPENCER MEMORIAL TOWN HALL 157 MAIN STREET SPENCER, MA 01562 October 28, 2016 November 4, 2016 (SEAL) COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT 16 SM 009734 ORDER OF NOTICE To: Edward W. Castelo and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. c. 50 §3901 et seq.: JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in Spencer, numbered 15 Valley View Drive, given by Edward W. Castelo to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for MetLife Home Loans, a Division of MetLife Bank, N.A., dated April 24, 2009, and recorded in the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 44160, Page 12, and now held by the Plaintiff by assignment, has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must

file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before December 5, 2016 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, JUDITH C. CUTLER Chief Justice of said Court on October 19, 2016. Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 201302-0116 October 28, 2016 LEGAL NOTICE October 20, 2016 The North Brookfield Planning Board will hold a public meeting and hearing on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00pm at the Senior Center, 29 Forest Street to consider special permits under provisions of Section VI F of the Zoning By-Law (Commercial Solar Energy Bylaw) on the application of Melink Solar, LLC, 5140 River Valley Road, Milford, Ohio 45150 to allow construction of the following photovoltaic (PV) arrays on properties owned by the Town of North Brookfield located at: 48 Brickyard Road on 28.7 acres R-66 zone 2.5MW; 14 Bell Road on 27.3 acres R-66 zone 1.2MW; 10 New School Drive on 62.15 acres R-66 zone 1.9 MW; and 74 Oakham Road on 22.7 acres R-66/R-30 zones 1.9 MW. Furthermore, the applicant seeks a waiver for the following provision in part of Section VI F.3e (1) “Twenty Percent” (20%) of a parcel’s total square footage may be used for a solar facility. Copies of the plans, map and applications are on file at the office of the Town Clerk, 215 North Main Street, North Brookfield. William King Chairman October 28, 2016 November 4, 2016 LEGAL NOTICE October 20, 2016 The North Brookfield Planning Board will hold a public hearing and meeting on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:15pm at the Senior Center, 29 Forest Street on the application of ZPT Energy Solutions, LLC, 309 East County Road, Rutland, MA to consider a special permit under Section VI. F and G, Section VII. B (2) Administration to allow construction in the R-66 district of a 1.0 MW photovoltaic (PV) array at 62 West Brookfield Road owned by Kevin & Donna Ledoux (designated JH Cluster Ledoux). Furthermore, the applicant seeks waivers for the following provisions in Section VI F.3e (1) Setbacks,(2) Natural Buffer for large solar projects, and 3.f (3) utility connections. A copy of the plan, applica-

UXBRIDGE SENIOR CENTER/ SUNSHINE CLUB The Uxbridge Senior Center in conjunction with the Sunshine Club will be offering the following bus trips for 2016: • Sunday, Nov. 6 to Tuesday, Nov. 8: Villa Roma, all-inclusive – $369. Think of going on a cruise ship on land and you will get the idea of what this trip is about. I’ll kinds of activities all day long! Excellent food and three meals a day! Spots still available for this trip! • Saturday-Monday, Dec. 10-12: NYC at Christmas with 9/11 Museum, $339. • Thursday, March 30, 2017: Newport Playhouse trip. The play is called “The Foursome” – only $75. New York City is an especially fun place at Christmas Time. The huge tree in Rockefeller Center will be lit, there will be skating on the rink, the stores are all decked out, and the hustle and bustle makes you get into the spirit of the season. It includes two nights’ hotel, two breakfasts, two dinners, sightseeing with a local guide for two days, and entrance to the 9/11 Museum. A local guide will take you all around the city visiting places like Central Park, Times Square, Wall Street, and of course Rockefeller Center. All trips originate from the Whitinsville WalMart. Everyone is welcome to join the group on any of these trips. Call Sue at 508476-5820 for more information on any of these trips. There will be more information about 2017 trips coming soon. Flyers are available on the Douglas Senior Center Website – www.douglasma.org and click on “Boards and committees” at the top of page, then “Council On Aging” and on left sidebar, “Sunshine Club/Trips” Also the Diamond Tours Website: www. grouptrips.com/sunshineclub has information on the Niagara Falls trip and the NYC trip w/flyers, videos, insurance info and more.

tion and map are available at the office of the Town Clerk, 215 North Main Street, North Brookfield. William King Chairman October 28, 2016 November 4, 2016 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 831-2200 Docket No. WO16P2659EA CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Estate of: Ronald G Mayo Date of Death: 06/04/2016 To all interested persons: A Petition for Formal Probate of Will with Appointment of Personal Representative has been filed by Patricia Mayo of Spencer MA and Paul Mayo of Warren MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. The Petitioner requests that: Patricia Mayo of Spencer MA and Paul Mayo of Warren MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve With Personal Surety on the bond in an unsupervised administration IMPORTANT NOTICE You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on the return day of 11/22/2016. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an affidavit of objections within thirty (30) days of the return day, action may be taken without further notice to you. UNSUPERVISED ADMINISTRATION UNDER THE MASSACHUSETTS UNIFORM PROBATE CODE (MUPC) A Personal Representative appointed under the MUPC in an unsupervised administration is not required to file an inventory or annual accounts with the Court. Persons interested in the estate are entitled to notice regarding the administration directly from the Personal Representative and may petition the court in any matter relating to the estate, including the distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Leilah A. Keamy, First Justice of this Court. Date: October 207, 2016 Stephanie K. Fattman, Register of Probate October 28, 2016

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BUSINESS OCTOBER IS NATIONAL WOMEN IN BUSINESS MONTH “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.”



~ Louisa May Alcott

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.”





~ Maya Angelou



~ Amelia Earhart

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. ~ Katharine Hepburn

A woman is like a teabag - only in hot water do you realize how strong she is. ~ Nancy Reagan

“If you get, give. If you learn, teach.”

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball

“Be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” ~ Judy Garland

Jo-Ann Szymczak 179 Shrewsbury St. Worcester, MA 01604 Jo-Ann Szymczak CRS, GRI, SRES, ASP, CBR Realtor Re/Max Advantage 1 I have been listing and selling real estate for 39years. (1977) Being an independent contractor is basically being in business for yourself through a real estate company. It has involved business management skills and planning to operate your business. Adapting to changing market conditions, technology, and developing strong communication skills have been part of the essentials,to survival as a real estate person. I was fortunate to have seen my mother not only have a career as a social worker, but also a business women. She had owned two businesses before her career with the Red Cross as a field rep. My mother Connie Nedoroscik and I worked together as a real estate team long before it became commonplace in the business. Ironically people never realized, I was the one who recruited her into real estate after my father passed away. She had been an active person in the community and knew many people She was a natural for the business.

years ago. Because of texting, email, computers, and cell phones, people expect you to respond quickly. It is good and it is bad... personal time requires better management. I have been fortunate to adapt to the changes in the real estate business by expanding my services with additional agents working with me. We use the concept of T-E-A-M – Together Everyone Accomplishes More. We have kept our individuality, but help each other to provide services to our clients. I have been able to sell real estate, golf, and teach for over the 39 years. For 26 years I have taught real estate licensing; and conducted classes and seminars on purchasing foreclosures, homes, and investing. It has given me great satisfaction not to just sell houses but assist people in making good real estate decisions to give. Also to help them with the opportunity of a career change into real estate through licensing. The most recent book I have read is The ONE Thing by Gary Kellrer. It certainly makes you thing about career choices. Real estate is an equal opportunity employer. You can achieve the level of financial success you desire It involves planing, discipline, and constantly enhancing your skills.

We combined our hobby of golf, local politics, family and community service with business for 20+ years We managed it comfortably. Today technology has made some aspects of business easier and other more difficult. It is not as easy to get down time as

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206 N Spencer Rd., Spencer, MA • 508-885-5018 www.blackandwhitegrille.com “Dreams only work if you do.”

– Unknown

WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Ana Snow, Owner

Business name: Black & White Grille & Pizzeria How long have you been in business? June 2010 General info about your business: Black & White is a family owned casual dining full service restaurant. Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner Who inspired you to start your own business? I have a family background in restaurant business. My mother and father came to America from Greece in 1969 and opened a family pizza shop in Barre, MA I grew up watching them work and my sisters and I started working there at a young age. I went to school and college and after working in the corporate world, I realized the need and want for independence and being in control of a business as a whole. Plus, I have a passion for food and cooking. If you could go back to high school or college, what would you do differently? I graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1998 and Assumption College in 2002. Looking back, I would have tried to be more involved in more after school groups and electives, but it was hard working and going to school to have time for the “extra” stuff. Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? Absolutley! A balance of business and all its responsibility places a tremendous stress on family life. I have 3 children ages 15, 12, and 5 and a husband who is a full time police officer. Not only is my job stressful but a mother’s job is stressful and a policeman’s wife, especially these days is a tremendous stress. With my business, often times quality family life gets sacrificed for the good of the business. I find the motivation to maintain a successful, growing business, is often times thwarted or internally questioned as to which is more important. Ultimately, family is most important, and the reason to I work hard and spend much of my time at work is to provide for my family. Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? No.

What is your biggest challenge to being successful? The biggest challenge is the continuous struggle to employ enough reliable employees with the work ethic and drive necessary to operate. As the primary business owner, you always think no one can do it as good as you and it’s hard to let go of that control but you have to find trusting and like-minded people to support the business and your passion. In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? A lot of people do not realize that the Black & White was closed for about 18 months prior to us re-opening it in 2010. So, taking on something that failed by a previous owner and taking the risk to get it back up and running was super stressful. It was quite overwhelming looking at the big picture of the whole operation and all its entities. i.e. cooking, ordering, hiring, firing, menu creation quality control, bill payments and so on, but with positive attitude and determination and the right people, I was able to take an expired business and rejuvenate it to the success that it has become. This is truly a rewarding accomplishment. Is there life after work, how do you relax? Life after work consists of relaxing family time, watching the Patriots game with friends, cooking at my leisure at home or boarding an airplane and departing the non stop stresses of business ownership by flying to an island for a few days to live on “island time”. Sometimes, taking time off may add additional stress, but stepping away is needed, otherwise you get burnt out. What is the last book you read? Actually, the last book I read was to my 5 year old at bed time! it’s called “I am the Dog I am the Cat” HA HA! I can’t recall when the last time I sat and relaxed and read a full novel or book in it’s entirety for my pleasure. I’ll have to make a point to make time for that. Hilary or Trump? Although both candidates have many flaws, I am going to vote Trump. This country cannot afford any more liars in political positions. It’s time to stop worrying about being so “politically correct” and just be correct. It’s time to make change in the political environment, I hate to say “let’s stir things up” but I think he will be the one to do it, and he will do it for the good of our country and our people.

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163 North Main St North Brookfield, MA 01535 • 508-637-1604 You are an individual embodied with a unique body, mind, and, spirit. At Bright Star Health we provide personalized medical care to meet the individual needs of our patients. We believe in educating our patients in best practices so they may stay healthy and empowered to be their own advocates in all matters related to their health. Our practice includes primary care, preventive medicine, illness treatment, referrals and family psychiatry. No other practice is as dedicated to your individual needs as Bright Star Health. If you’d like more information about our family practice or would like to make an appointment please call 508.637.1604 or Email us [email protected]

“I love goals. Goals get results. No goals gets no results or somebody else’s results” –Katrina Chumsae

WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Katrina Chumsae International Master Groomer Business name: Aussie Doggy Day Spa How long have you been in business? Since 2011 General info about your business: I offer full grooming services Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am; evening appointments available 2 days a week. Who inspired you to start your own business? I am self-inspired but I do like what Lauder, Founder of Estee Lauder said: “I didn’t get where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it. I got here by just doing it!” If you could go back to high school or college, what would you do differently? I never look back at the “what if ’s.” I just want to keep learning and developing and doing new exciting things. Just being happy and productive. Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? For small business owners, work-life balance isn’t so straight forward. It’s hard to break away even for an hour much less take a vacation and want the business to be successful. There is never true equilibrium between my business and my personal life. I have business obligations, so it’s difficult tending two gardens.

Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? No, discrimination of gender is 20th century thinking, but I may still hear the occasional offensive jokes of a suggestive or sexual nature; jokes that imply sub-par work due to your gender, but not often. Being a woman can sometimes be an advantage in business. Some people respond better to a woman than a man. What is your biggest challenge to being successful? Investing the time to learn the skills you need before you start your own business is especially wise. Because once you’ve decided to put so much energy into starting a small business, you’re going to want it to develop into a viable, thriving enterprise. In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? Justice for ROXY! Go to westchester.news12.com/news/policesearch-for-person-who-abandoned-abuseddog-1.10600860. Http://abc7ny.com/pets/roxy-the-doggets-new-home-lease-on-life-after-beingabandoned/824650. Is there life after work? How do you relax? I simplified everything. When you simplify your life, you will have much more space and experience balance. You can relax in an uncluttered home with time to go fishing! What is the last book that you read? I love to read random and often useless facts from Yahoo!

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WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Wendy Sergeant, Nurse Practitioner, APRN-BC, PHMNP-BC, CAGS-PSYCH NP, MSN, MA

because you are a woman in your field? Yes - I am discriminated against because I am a nurse practitioner and a woman in a male dominated physicians world. I work harder to prove myself. I have succeeded!

Business name: Bright Star Health

What is your biggest challenge to being successful? My biggest challenge being successful is being accepted in the medical community.

How long have you been in business? Since 2009 General info about your business: I run and own a medical practice specializing in Primary Care and Psychiatry. Who inspired you to start your own business? My inspiration of starting my own business came from my office manager Pat Bennett and my patients. Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? I do find it difficult to balance other aspects of my life and business; I have a strong partnership with my significant other, whom instills in me relaxation time. Do you feel discriminated against

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Is there life after work? How do you relax? I relax by meditating, reading, writing, and exercising. What is the last book that you read? The last book I read “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi Wendy Sergeant, Nurse Practitioner Bright Star Health 163 North Main St North Brookfield, MA 01535 p: 508-637-1604 f: 508-637-1605 mybrightstarhealth.com

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Village Photo & Portrait Studio 345 Main Street Southbridge, MA 10550 508-765-0058 villageportraitstudio.com

In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? In life, my biggest accomplishment is my children, then my business.

Sturbridge, MA 01566 • 508-347-5626

Village Photo & Portrait Studio specializes in children, adults, family and small pet portraiture, and regulation passport ID photos. Our on site processing allows us to offer you a unique service at affordable prices. Appointments are required and can be made in our store location or by phone.

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WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Judy Ferguson Owner/Professional Photographer Business name: Village Photo and Portrait Studio 345 Main Street, Southbridge 508-765-0058 How long have you been in business? August 1984 General info about your business: Specializing in portraits, photofinishing (digital and negative) and custom framing. Hours: T, W, Fri. 9am-6pm Thur 8am-7pm • Sat 9am-3pm Who inspired you to start your own business? My husband had the idea – so I took a course and had a passion for photos and people. Since, I have continued taking courses – everyday is a new learning experience. If you could go back to high school or college, What would you do differently? Get a Business Degree. I have a BS in Science. Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your

We also offer lab services for film and digital processing, enlargements, photo restoring and framing.

business? Not really. I have a GREAT TEAM of employees that assist with our business demands. Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? No. Biggest challenge to being successful? Keeping up with the digital technology and keeping our business unique and needed by the community. In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? Raising a wonderful family with my husband, Ron and managing a successful small business for 32 complete years. I am a Registered Nurse and work part-time for a Home Care company. Is there life after work? How do you relax? There is life after work. We have a great circle of friends that love to travel on motorcycles and see the world. What is the last book you read? Death, Dying and Bereavement: Essential Concepts by Barbara Rubel (Nursing Requirement) Hillary or Trump and why? Not sure yet! I will vote.

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WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Sandy Steinberg Business name: Noah’s Ark Pet Shop How long have you been in business? 29 years General info about your business: Mon, Tues, Wed, & Fri 10-6 Thurs 10-7 Saturday 9:30-5 & Sun 12-5 Summer Hours: Sat 9:30-4 Closed Sunday July through Labor Day We carry premium quality foods and products to keep your pet healthy and happy. Who inspired you to start your own business? Coming from a family oriented in business I developed a business plan that includes quality products with customer service being my ultimate goal. If you could go back to high school or college, What would you do differently? I wouldn’t change anything. Everyday is a new learning experience.

Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? My business and my family are my priorities. Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? I do not feel discriminated being a woman in business today. Biggest challenge to being successful? The biggest challenges to being successful are the changing trends in merchandising and education in nutrition. In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? My greatest accomplishment is operating a successful business. I have developed long term relationships with our customers and the community. Is there life after work? How do you relax? Yes, there is life after work (minimal!!) I love to cook and bake, read and get together with friends. What is the last book you read? The Woman Who Wasn’t There Hillary or Trump and why? – ??? …

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Tips for juggling work and family B alancing work and family is a juggling act faced by many working parents. Responsibilities to work and family often overlap, and that can make solving the riddle of balancing work and family that much more difficult. Single-income households have decreased dramatically over the last several decades, as escalating costs of living have made it difficult for many families to get by on just one income. But working parents can employ several strategies, both at the office and at home, as they attempt to make the job of juggling commitments to work and family a little less difficult.

AROUND THE OFFICE A major concern many parents have as they attempt to balance work and family is that they are not spending enough time at home with their children or not paying enough attention to their kids or even their spouses when they are home. One way to find more time at home is to inquire about the possibility of working remotely. Advancements in technology that have made it easier to remotely communicate with clients and coworkers has led to an influx of workfrom-home employees. While working from home does not mean workloads will diminish, it does save men and women the time they would spend commuting to and from work, and that translates to more time at home with the family. If working remotely full-time is not a possibility, men and women can ask if it’s possible to do so one or two days a week,

as such a schedule will still provide more time at home. Another avenue men and women can explore as they attempt to achieve a better balance between work and family concerns how efficiently they do their jobs. Chatting with coworkers about issues that do not pertain to work can be a great way to reduce work-related stress, but professionals who feel as if they never have enough time to get their jobs done in a typical work day should determine if they are working as efficiently as possible. Avoid too much water cooler chitchat and resist the temptation to check personal emails or text messages while at work. Such distractions can eat up a considerable amount of time over the course of a workday, making it harder for men and women to get their jobs done in a typical workday and forcing them to stay late or bring work home. Men and women working to achieve a greater balance between work and family also can examine how willing they are to take on additional work. While coworkers love a team player willing to pitch in, routinely accepting extra work can drastically cut into the time men and women have to do their own jobs as well as the time they have to spend with their families. Helping coworkers out in a pinch is fine, but men and women should resist any urges to take on more than they can reasonably handle.

AT HOME Men and women also can take steps at home to create a better balance between work and family. Working parents

who want the time they have with their children each night to be more substantive can turn off their devices upon arriving home from work. Devices such as smartphones and tablets keep working professionals attached to their offices, and many men and women are tempted to check work emails or answer phone calls and voicemails even when they have left the office for the day. Parents should resist that temptation so their families know their focus is on them and not back at the office. Another way to create a greater balance between work and family life is to make more efficient use of time at home. For example, rather than spending an hour each night making dinner, working parents can use a slow cooker so family meals are ready the moment everyone arrives home at night. That frees up time the family can spend together and gives working parents one less thing to do when they arrive home. Working parents looking get more quality time with their families also can cut back on the time families spend watching television each night. Limit television time to an hour or two each night, using the extra time to connect with one another. Many working parents strive to create a greater balance between work and family. While doing so is not always easy, men and women can employ strategies at work and at home to make the challenge a little less complicated.

Take a cue from successful women Women had another successful year in 2015. According to the Fortune 500 list, 2015 tied the record set for the highest number of female CEOs in America’s largest companies by revenue. Twentyfour women, including Mary Barra of General Motors, Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard and Ginny Rometty of IBM, made the list. Although women make up 45 percent of the labor force and only 5 percent head Fortune 500 companies, women are making greater strides than ever before. For example, in 1998, just one woman led a Fortune 500 company, according to Pew Research Center. Certain traits could help propel successful women to the top. Here’s a look at some of the ways female professionals can overcome professional hurdles and make their mark. • Be passionate about what you do. Women who maintain passion about their careers are more likely to overcome any challenges and stand out in the workplace. If your profession is not stoking any passion, explore alternate career opportunities. • Recognize your strengths. Today’s professionals are less likely than their predecessors to stick with one company or line of work for their entire working lives. But just because you change jobs or career paths does not mean your past experience is useless. Successful women know what they do best, whether it’s public speaking, writing or making sales pitches. Apply those strengths when looking for a new job or career. • Know when to ask for help. Even the most accomplished women have limitations. Asking for help when you need it can help you overcome those limitations. To be good at what you do, you first have to learn from others. Sometimes the smartest way to overcome an obstacle is having several hands on deck to provide a boost. Thinking that the work is better left to you alone could be a mistake. Enlist

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Jennifer DeSimone EA, ABA www.lamotheassoc.com help when you need it and never hesitate to ask for another perspective. • Make time for exercise. A sluggish body can make for a sluggish mind. Successful people need to be sharp, and exercise can help them maintain their mental focus. According to John J. Ratey, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, muscles send hormones rushing to the brain where they mix with a substance called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF. BDNF plays a role in brain cell growth and learning. Without it, brains can’t absorb new information or grow and learn. Exercise also helps relieve stress, which can make resolutions easier to see and make tasks less overwhelming. • Go easy on yourself. While many successful people strive for perfection, achieving perfection is unlikely, if not impossible. Successful people often admit to being their own worst critics, but don’t beat yourself up if you endure some trial and error. Mistakes can be a great teacher, so use any you make to your advantage. • Don’t be afraid to take risks. Successful women are not afraid to take risks. Many may have decided they don’t fit a specific mold and want to affect change. However, calculated risks are different from reckless decisions, and it is important to recognize the difference. A calculated risk may involve starting your own business after learning the ropes in a specific field and testing the waters. Reckless behavior would be opening that business with no relevant experience.

Jennifer has been with LaMothe & Associates Financial Services, Inc. since 1994. She has her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (concentration in Accounting and Finance) from Worcester State University. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Accounting to earn her CPA. She holds the Enrolled Agent designation from the Internal Revenue Service. She is an Accredited Business Advisor and is a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals. Jennifer has been preparing individual, corporate, and passthrough entity tax returns since 1996. She performs bookkeeping and payroll services for a wide variety of businesses. The biggest challenges to being successful that Jennifer faces is balancing her work and her family. Not only does she work hard at her full time business, but she is also a full time mom and wife. Through it all she manages to provide quality services to all of her clients. When Jennifer is not at work, you can find her at a variety of sporting events that her sons are involved in or sitting by a fire with her family.

Robin Marble Tax Preparer & Notary Public Registered Representative www.odysseywealthmgt.com Robin has been with LaMothe & Associates Financial Services, Inc. since 2003. She attended Eastern Nazarene College for Business Administration and is currently a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals. Robin prepares individual and small business tax returns. She is also a Notary Public. Robin is a Registered Representative with SagePoint Financial, Inc. She co-founded Odyssey Wealth Management Group, LLC in 2014. Robin has a FINRA Series 6 and 63 Securities Registration. She also has Life and Accident Insurance Licenses. She believes that planning is a powerful tool and establishing a personalized financial strategy calls for a concerted effort to understand one’s unique financial circumstances. Robin’s father inspired her to co-found Odyssey Wealth Management Group, LLC. Her father was always curious about investments and the stock market. She got that curiosity from him. She also loves to help others achieve their financial goals. When Robin is not at work, she enjoys fishing with her son. She also likes scuba diving and traveling.

*Securities and Insurance Services offered through SagePoint Financial, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance services may also be offered through Odyssey Wealth Management Group, LLC, tax services offered through LaMothe & Associates Financial Services, Inc. Listed entities are not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc.

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tress has an immediate and potentially long-term effect on the human body. Though it’s a natural response to both good and bad experiences, stress, when chronic, can produce a host of negative consequences that greatly diminish one’s quality of life. Combatting stress can sometimes be difficult, as the causes of stress are never too far away for many adults. In its 2015 “Stress in AmericaTM: Paying With Our Health” survey, the American Psychological Association found that money is the top cause of stress for Americans. The survey was conducted on behalf of the APA by Harris Poll, which asked more than 3,000 participants about their issues with stress. Sixty-four percent said money was a somewhat or very significant source of stress, and that number was even higher for parents (77 percent). Survey respondents also noted that work is a significant source of stress. Few adults can imagine a life that does not include financial- or work-related stress. But there are ways to combat stress that can benefit people’s longterm health and improve their present-day quality of life. • Develop a support network. Speaking about problems with trusted friends and family members can be an effective way to combat stress. The APA study found that participants who reported having an emotional support network reported lower stress levels than those who had no such networks to rely on. Try to overcome any reticence you might have about speaking about your stress to a close friend or trusted relative on those days when stress seems overwhelming. • Get more exercise. Routine exercise is another healthy way to combat stress. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, studies have shown that exercise can reduce fatigue, improve alertness and

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concentration and enhance overall cognitive function. Those are considerable benefits to people dealing with elevated levels of stress, which can contribute to both physical and mental fatigue and negatively impact one’s ability to concentrate. Studies also have shown that regular exercise can decrease tension, which tends to increase as stress levels rise, and elevate and help to stabilize mood, which often decreases as stress levels increase. • Don’t lean on alcohol after stressful

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days. Many people respond to stressful days by consuming alcohol. While alcohol helps some people forget a stressful day, it also produces psychological and physiological side effects that can compound the effects of the very stress drinkers are looking to relieve. People who drink to alleviate stress may only be doing more harm with each drink, so find a way to cope with stress that has a more positive impact on both your body and mind than that produced by alcohol. • Breathe deeply. The American Young women preparing to enter the workforce may discover a job market that’s difficult to crack. Getting a foot in the door in your desired field is not always easy, but young women looking to land that first job out of college can consider the following tips to help them take that all-important first step toward a rewarding career. • Decide on a path. Blindly searching for work or any old job is a recipe for an aimless search that likely won’t land you a job you enjoy. Choose what it is that you want to do and who you hope to do it for, and then you can proceed with a more refined search that does not include you spending time pursuing positions you don’t want. • Don’t be afraid to seek advice. Once you determine some companies you may want to work for, don’t be afraid to seek advice from people who already work for those companies. Even if such businesses don’t have any current open-

Institute of Stress notes that focused breathing is a relaxation response that stimulates the nervous system and promotes a sense of calmness. Deep breathing can combat stress, lower blood pressure and draw your attention away from those things that are causing your stress. Visit www.stress.org to learn about deep breathing exercises. Stress if a fact of life for many people. But while stress may be inevitable, it can be overcome.

ings, you might be able to schedule informational meetings. Treat such meetings like you would a job interview, asking questions about the industry and what you can do to get your foot in the door. Once such meetings have concluded, send a hand-written thank-you note to the person who took time out of their day to give you the informational meeting. • Learn from each job interview. Many people, especially young people just starting out, go through many job interviews before finally landing a job. Each interview is not just an opportunity to land a job or hone your interviewing skills, but also a chance to learn what employers are looking for. Many interviews for entry-level jobs are similar regardless of the industry, so make note of your responses that went over well and those that might need a little more work. • Be prepared to explain why you should be hired. Job seekers should be able to explain both their

enthusiasm for the job and why they are right for that job. Keep your description of your capabilities concise, but don’t be afraid to confidently state why you are the best possible candidate. • Look for volunteering opportunities. After you have targeted a field you want to work in, you may find that there are few paying opportunities within that field. But you might be able to volunteer or even pursue an internship if you only recently graduated from college. Volunteering or accepting an unpaid internship is a great way to start making some contacts and gaining some legitimate experience, and working for free might just indicate to prospective employers that you are serious about pursuing a particular career and not just landing a job. Young women may be met with a difficult job market upon graduating from college. But there are ways to make job hunts easier and land the job of your dreams.

Did you know? “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

According to the Small Business Administration, a small business is defined as an enterprise with fewer than 500 employees. By that measure, the SBA notes there are nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States, more than 22 million of which are self-employed men and women with no additional payroll or employees. With so many small businesses to choose from, it’s no wonder that more than half the working population works in a small business. The SBA also highlights the important role that small businesses play in generating new jobs, noting that, since 1995, more than 65 percent of the net new jobs have been generated by small businesses. Despite their strength in numbers, small businesses still face an uphill battle to survive for the long haul. SBA statistics indicate that seven out of 10 new employer firms survive at least two years, but those figures drop considerably as time goes on, with only 50 percent surviving at least five years, one-third making it to their tenth anniversary and just 25 percent staying in business for 15 years or more.

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Natalie M. Stanley, DMD & Associates, PC 914 Main Street Southbridge, MA 01550 508-765-5985

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Full Service Pet Grooming WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Casandra Leite Owner/Groomer 450 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 508-347-3773 Business name: Bark & Bubble Pet Grooming

WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Natalie, M Stanley, DMD Business name: Natalie, M Stanley, DMD & Associates, PC How long have you been in business? June 2016 General info about your business: Family General Dentistry Monday & Thursday : 9-6 Tuesday: 8-6 Wednesday: 9-4 Friday: 8-5 Who inspired you to start your own business? My uncle is an orthodontist in town and I grew up working in his office. He inspired me to go to dental school and become a dentist. Owning my own practice was something that I wanted for myself once I graduated and began working as an associate. If you could go back to high school or college, What would you do differently? Nothing. I went to Holy Name High School in Worcester, was very involved in sports, chorus, Christian leadership, National Honor Society. I loved my high school

experience. College – Worcester State University. This was more stressful – making sure I did well to get into dental school. Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? I’ve always been good with time management. I’m busy – but happy. Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? No – my graduating class from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine had slightly more than 50% women. There are more and more woman graduating as dentists every year! In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? It is a tie between graduating dental school and buying my own practice. As a young girl I never would have dreamed I would be a dentist, let alone owning my own practice at age 29. Is there life after work? How do you relax? I love to exercise. It is my stress reliver. Crossfit and hot yoga keep me sane.

How long have you been in business? Before owning Bark & Bubble for 2 1/2 years I was employed here for 5 years. General info about your business: Tuesday-Saturday 8am-? (We try to accommodate all of our furry friends). We offer: full grooming for dogs and cats, self-serve pet wash (wash your own dog), nail clipping, flea bath/skunk bath, ear cleaning, teeth brushing, specialty shampoo for all skin types, Lion clips (for cats) Who inspired you to start your own business? Bark and Bubble was already an existing business. I was hired as a bather on an as needed basis 7 years ago. After a short period of time, Melissa who is also a groomer here at Bark & Bubble said: “This girl got what it takes to be a groomer!” She taught me everything I know about grooming. I am very thankful that I was given that opportunity because I would never have made it to where I am now as the owner/groomer. Also with tons of support from family & friends and many returning clients. I would not have been able to make it happen without them. Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? Some days are easier than others. Being a mom of 3 and trying to be here and there at the same time can be challenging sometimes. With 2 young boys dedicated to baseball year round, a daughter thats a full time nursing student, and running the shop while trying to be flexible for all of our clients. Thankfully I have wonderful parents that help me tremendously with the kids, and two great employees, Melissa and Barbara, that are my backbone to the shop.

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Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? Nope. I do not feel discriminated at all. I am too busy in my daily life to be worried about feeling discriminated. I may not be big and strong physically, but my mind is set and that’s all the strength you need. What is your biggest challenge to being successful? The “grooming competition.” There are many people that are opening grooming shops all over the area. Although Bark & Bubble has been voted “Best Groomer” by the local paper 7 years in a row! We take full pride in every service that we offer. Myself, Melissa and Barbara absolutely love doing what we have chosen to do for a career. Not just anyone can do what we do, and love it. It’s a passion. Each dog or cat that comes through our door has a different personality, and we quickly have to figure them out. Grooming for some dogs can be stressful, as with a vet visit or a simple car ride. We have to earn the trust from the furry friend. After a while most of the dogs that come through our door walk in and make themselves right at home. Not all groomers are capable of handling some of the different situations that we may be able to handle, having many years of experience between us all. That being said, we all do learn new things/techniques everyday. In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? Raising my three unique and talented kids and being a successful woman business owner. Is there life after work? How do you relax? You have to find time to relax. It may come in small increments planned or unexpectedly. But you need to re-group, spend time with family. If you don’t, you will not be able to perform at your maximum ability. If I’m at the ball field with the boys, or hanging out at home talking with my daughter about her Chemistry mid-term and the boys are playing catch in the kitchen, that’s relaxing to me. My kids and my shop… that’s my life!

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“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden

WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Roseanne Longo, LMT Business name: Hands-On Healthcare Massage Therapy How long have you been in business? Established 2001 General info about your business: I offer 30, 60 and 90 minute Massage Therapy sessions, tailored to your health goals. Monday-Friday by appointment. Handicap accessible. Who inspired you to start your own business? After three years of being a Massage Therapist I was encouraged to open my own business by my clients and family. I credit my mother, especially for my strong work ethic and level of compassion. Hands-On Healthcare was created to operate and reflect my philosophies. Massage therapy is a way to maintain or to better your health, and should be viewed as more than just a luxury or “treat”. A “Hands-On” approach implies active involvement of yourself as well as the massage therapist in working towards your wellness goals. How did school affect your success? Completing college and spending about ten years in the corporate world helped prepare me to manage my own business. It also helped me understand what I needed to feel personally successful. I

have brought my analytical mind into my massage practice, working with clients to figure out what things contribute to their pain, and steps to get them closer to their optimum health. What is your biggest challenge to being successful? The biggest challenge is simply the economics of being self employed, especially in an industry still considered “alternative healthcare.” It does have it’s advantages, such as providing me a level of schedule flexibility, and the opportunity to help and be with friends or family in the tough/end stages of their lives. What do you consider big accomplishments? One accomplishment was having the courage and drive to leave the corporate world to pursue a career in Massage Therapy. Another was moving my business into my home last year. I was able to re-design the house and create a separate, welcoming business space. Is there life after work? How do you relax? When not working, I recharge and relax by enjoying the outdoors by foot, bike, skis, kayak, or occasionally from the air. If I am indoors I may be swing dancing or getting a massage from a colleague.

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WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Annie Bergman Business name: Paradise Found How long have you been in business? Since 1986 Hours of Operation Service/Products you offer: The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm. Located in the Sturbridge Marketplace in Sturbridge, MA, Paradise Found offers a wonderful selection of lovely fashions in petite, missy and plus sizes ranging from casual to dressy. We even carry elegant gowns for weddings, cruises and other special occasions. Also, to celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we are offering great monthly specials related to “30”! Who inspired you to start your own business? I grew up in a business environment. My parents owned and operated the Sturbridge Yankee Workshop, a retail mail-order and stores business specializing in early American furniture and gifts. Coincidentally, the mail-order part of the business was eventually moved into the building which later became the Sturbridge Marketplace where Paradise Found is located. I was also inspired by a

rooftop in Orleans on Cape Cod! A few years before opening Paradise Found, I was driving through Orleans and on a roof was painted “16 to 52”. My svelte mother had no idea what that meant but I said, “Let’s stop we must investigate!” It was a plus-sized shop called “Twice as Nice” and having been a “chubette” all my life, I knew exactly what those numbers on the roof meant - a store all for me! Such a rarity! So I came back home and started Paradise Found. We carried exclusively plus sizes until about ten years ago. Due to so many kind words about our fashions from women of all sizes, and tough economic times, I decided it was time to add missy and petite sizes. We now carry sizes 6 to 6X! Biggest challenge to being successful? Unfortunately, the convenience of shopping online has made it very difficult for many small retail businesses to survive. My only hope is that the uniqueness and great service provided by so many small businesses will help potential customers see the terrific advantage to buying locally. Is there life after work? How do you relax? My greatest source of joy and biggest stress reliever comes from my long involvement with a wonderful community choir, The Quinebaug Valley Singers.

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o: 774.241.0770 f: 855.347.7171 c: 617.438.3021 e: [email protected] w: Sturbridge.NorcomMortgage.com Kristen is responsible for the operations in our Sturbridge, MA branch. In today’s Market, it is very important to work with an experienced professional that you can trust and is qualified to effectively help you obtain the right loan product. Kristen’s professionalism is second to none. She understands that buying or refinancing a home is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your lifetime. Kristen will tailor your financing to your unique lifestyle and goals. She is here to answer your questions, and share her knowledge and resources that will allow you to make decisions with confidence. With Kristen you can expect an authentic experience defined by honesty, integrity, and fun. Her strong commitment to customer service will make your loan process a very pleasant experience. Kristen and her team will strive to surpass your expectations as your mortgage professionals at Norcom Mortgage.

“Color is my day-long obsession, joy, and torment” ~Claude Monet

WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Melissa Ruttle Business name: Color Consulting & Decorating How long have you been in business? Since 2001 General info about your business: I offer help with choosing the perfect color palette for the interior or exterior of your home, design window treatments, help with furniture selection and placement, reupholstery projects, wallpaper, tile and counter top advice, and accessory shopping. Who Inspired You to Start Your Own Business: My dear friend, Tara Ruiz, my husband, Brian, and my dad, Ben. With my extensive training as a colorist and designer for the home textile industry, they believed I needed to get out there and help home owners with their paint and fabric challenges. Boy, were they right! It has been such a wonderful and fulfilling career. I love what I do and I love the people I meet!

If You Could Go Back To High School or College, What Would You Do Differently? Honestly, I would not change much. I would have taken a lot more business courses in college. I was an art major. I should have minored in business. Do You Find It Difficult To Balance Other Aspects Of Your Life With Your Business? Sometimes it is difficult to balance my family life and my career. I have two teenage boys, a rental property, and like most moms, a lot of responsibility, but it is all worth it! Is There Life After Work, How Do You Relax? Yes, there is life after work, but I must confess that my work sometimes is my happy place and it fulfills my creative spirit. I enjoy being with my family, my dog, my nieces, and yoga. I love to kayak, dance, and be with friends. What Is The Last Book You Read? The last book I read was called , When Crickets Cry. I have many sitting on my Kindle.

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WOMAN IN BUSINESS: Kristen Walther NMLS# 19396 Business name: Kristen Walther Producing Branch Owner/Manager How long have you been in business? Norcom Branch Owner/Manager since 2011 and in this profession since 2003 General info about your business: Residential Mortgage Specialist Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sturbridge.NorcomMortgage.com Who inspired you to start your own business? James Morin, VP Retail Sales at Norcom Headquarters, Avon, CT If you could go back to high school or college, What would you do differently? Nothing. I am right where I want to be, here with my Norcom family.

Do you find it difficult to balance other aspects of your life with your business? No. Never! Bring it on! Do you feel discriminated against because you are a woman in your field? No. Biggest challenge to being successful? I try to overcome any challenges that are put before me and strive to conquer them. In life, what is your biggest accomplishment? Being a mother to my handsome son Cameron, my three beautiful step-daughters and being a Mimi to my precious grandson Jayden. Achieving high ranks as top producer year in and year out to grow my business. Is there life after work? How do you relax? Ride my horses, powerlift/gym What is the last book you read? Mr. Schmooze Hillary or Trump and why? Trump - we need a change.

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ARCHERY BOW AMF WING ARCHERY THUNDERBIRD BARE BOW 62” T4-523 AMO #45 EXCELLENT CONDITION

ASKING $125.00 CALL (508) 347-3145

Beautiful Solitaire Diamond Ring

Ready to propose to your beloved but resources are limited? Diamond is 3/4 of a carat, white gold band, size 7. It’s elegant and yet modern. Simply beautiful! Retail market value: $2,850. Selling for $700. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted. Please Call or Text Jane for pictures (508) 797-2850

Bedroom Set Quality Lite Pine Queen

010 FOR SALE

010 FOR SALE

010 FOR SALE

BIKE FOR SALE

DIE CAST CARS 1/18 AND 1/24 SCALE

FOR SALE

MEN’S MEDIUM SPECIALIZED GLOBE HYBRID BIKE EN 14764 SR SUNTOUR TIRE SIZE 700X38C CROSSROADS NEW AVENIR SEAT SHIMANO REVOSHIFTS SPEED ODOMETER & MORE MINT CONDITION A MUST SEE

ASKING $300.00 CALL (508) 347-3145 BLUE BIRD BOXES Get your boxes ready now for Early Spring! $5 Each Woodstock

(860)481-9003 or

teristohlberg @yahoo.com BOWRIDR 1988 18 Ft Inboard/outboard,V6 engine, interior re-done Trailer seats 8-10 $2750 Call (508)667-9249 Brand new

GENERAL ELECTRIC DOUBLE OVEN Self cleaning Digital clock, black Asking $900

Call 774-230-8060 after 3:30 CHAIN LINK FENCE 6 feet x 100 ft. and

CHAIN LINK GATE 6 feet x 3 feet Good condition $200 sold together

Call 508-987-8965 COAL STOVE-HARMOND with blower. Includes 15 bags of coal

$475 (508)476-2497

COLONIAL TIN LANTERNS Lg Pierced w/Glass Front Sm Pierced Lantern 2 Pierced Votives Pierced Candleholder Lg Candle Mold (6 tapers) 2 Candle Lanterns Pr. Candle Holders Sm Candle Wallhanger Candles Included Sold as a Lot $125 (508)439-1660

DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

18x19x51, With matching hutch top,Men’s 5 drawer chest Plus two night stands $300.00

Call (774)239-2240

Half carat Beautiful marquis setting Yellow gold band Never worn, still in box Cost $2250 new $1200 OBO

508-943-3813

Some Danbury Mint others Welly. Over 200 pieces. $10.00 each if buying all of them. Plus 11 Texaco die cast plane banks $15.00 each.

(508) 885-9537

Electrical Material Industrial, Commercial, Residential

Wire, Pipe, Fittings, Relays, Coils, Overloads, Fuses, Breakers, Meters, Punches, Pipe-Benders. New Recessed Troffer Flourescent 3-Tube T-8 277V Fixtures Enclosed

$56 Each Call 5pm-8:30pm (508)867-6546 For sale

010 FOR SALE

OAK TV STAND $200

FOR SALE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

CHERRY COFFEE TABLE $125

Dept 56 Silhouette Collectibles

TWO END TABLES $125/EACH

Decorative prints

WOMEN’S BOWLING BALL & BAG $35

JOHN DEERE SNOW BLOWER

PRICES NEGOTIABLE

Call 1-413-436-7585

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES CALL (508) 892-1679

Fits models x310, x360, x540, x530, x534 Lists $1,900.00 Sell $1,200.00

FOR SALE

LAY-Z-BOY LOVE SEAT AND CHAIR $500.00

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$1,000.00

COFFEE TABLE AND TWO END TABLES OAK

FOUND HERE!

$100.00

TV ARMOIRE OAK $125.00

Call 508-789-9708

FOR SALE Outdoor Lawn Tractor & Outdoor Christmas Decorations Best Offer Call

(508) 234-2216

For Sale TenPoint Handicap Hunting Crossbow lists New $1,800.00 SELL $850.00

Call (413) 436-7585

Ford Trenching Bucket 12” Wide Heavy Duty Hardly ever used looks like New! New $1590 Was Asking $800 REDUCED TO $700

60-70 pieces of marble $75

By Appointment only

1940-41 buick engine head $50

CLIP AND MAIL

LIFT CHAIR Light Blue $275.00

Routers, woodworking tools and supplies Many miscellaneous

GAS FIREPLACE LOGS

Call 774-241-3804

DIAMOND PLATE TRUCK BOX

$225.00

14 cu. ft. GE SELF-DEFROSTING FREEZER $150.00

508-943-2174

For large truck $60

GOLF CLUBS AND BAGS $25

MILLER TIG WELDER Portable, hooks up to gas welder, 25-foot Take torch $500

2 POOL SAND FILTERS

Black $300 or best offer

Make offer

Kitchen Wood Stove 6 lids Oven, water reservoir warming oven cream and porcelain. $675

Whirlpool Refrigerator

Electric Kitchen Stove 1960s 4 burner top 2 oven white wonderful condition $375 Call (508)344-8081

Thigh length Mint condition Seldom worn! BEST OFFER

860-455-8762

Black $400 or best offer

Call (860) 753-2053

REFRIGERATOR FOR SALE

MINK JACKET

5 Years Old Good Condition White $350 Call Sandy

508-278-3973 MOTORS

Landscape Equipment Trailer

(508) 320-2314

1/2HP 230/460V 1725RPM, 56 Frame $30

$995 OBO

REMOTE CONTROL AIRPLANES

5HP, 230/460V 1740RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC $100

Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546

5HP, 230/460V 3495RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC $100

LEATHER JACKET Black, size 2XL with zip-out lining Very nice, in extra good condition Made by FMC, zippers at sleeve cuffs $75 Call (860)774-7615 evenings

4 Motor Speed Controls Hitachi J100, 400/460V Best Offer

Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 MOVING-

CANADIAN PINE HUTCH

with glass fireplace doors $300

Maytag Stove

(860) 935-9381

$800.00

$350

(508)612-9263 ******************

CALL LEO

with 2 brand new batteries

3 SETS OF SCAFFOLDING AND 2 WALK BOARDS

Asking $250

$500

ALUMINUM FOLDING RAMP

SHOP VAC

POOL LADDER

MATCHING CHAIR AND OTTOMAN BY LANE New: $1398

EXCELLENT CONDITION

HANDICAPPED SCOOTER

With latch and gate $200

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HOVER-ROUND ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR

Gutter Shell leaf guard system NEW Original boxes (38) 4 ft. pcs. aluminum guards, 16 end caps, (8 left, 8 right) Made for a 5-in. gutter, includes screws .Musket Brown Asking $485 (508)779-0595

KEROSENE TORPEDO HEATER

$30.00

(508)885-9537

Call (508) 829-5403

(774) 329-5454

$60.00

10 RR lanterns $35 each

Floor Jack Welder Torches Battery Charger Toolbox Many Other Items

$200

MAKITA 8” PORTABLE TABLE SAW $60.00

1948-52-truck repro hub caps $100

GARAGE ITEMS FOR SALE BY APPOINTMENT

Oak Cabinet

Used as TV Stand Size: 37”W x 21”D x 34”H One side has glass door, other side solid wood door

Call (508) 476-7867

1948-52 239 engine parts and truck tool tray $125

****************** FULL LENGTH MINK COAT Size 12 New $2,400 Asking $300 508-612-9263 ******************

010 FOR SALE

Rough Sawn Pine DRY 30+ Yrs. 2” x 18” or smaller.

3 utility trailer springs $50

And Much more!

Hydraulic Jackhammer for Skid-steer Loader, Mini-excavators, backhoes, & excavators. Powerful Jackhammer for maximum productivity used very little, in great shape New $12,500.00 Was asking $8000 REDUCED TO $7000 A must see call (860)753-1229

LUMBER

Model A parts $300

GARMIN GPS 12XL Personal Navigator, 12 channel receiver, moving map graphics, backlit display for night use. Like New, asking $175. or best offer (508)347-3145

CUSTOM-MADE DINING TABLE AND CHAIRS (6 chairs - includes two captain’s chairs)

HO Scale Train Collection $1,300

Pr car ramps $20

508-949-7539

FULL-SIZE AERO BED NEVER USED $75

010 FOR SALE

1/2 ton hoist 3 phs $100

No Calls after 7pm

ALL VERY GOOD CONDITION

010 FOR SALE

300 ft of slot car track (60s-70s) $85

Lawn Chairs

SOFA TABLE $150

Call toll ffree or visit our website

LOG SPLITTER

GE WASHER & AMANA DRYER

Commercial Iron & Oak Log Splitter Towable, Works Vertical & Horizontal 9HP Honda Motor Great Condition New $2,900 Would like to get $1,100

Like New Color White Top Loading Washer $400 for Both Call

(508) 864-2688

(508) 751-9112

Some with motors, radios and accessories, and some building material

Call 774-241-0027

Skate Sharpening Machine, custom made On board radius dresser. 3 quick lock fixtures hockey figure & goal tender. Excellent condition. $550.00 (508)847-4848 Call Bob

SNOWBLOWER POULAN PRO 11 H.P., O.H.V 30” with trigger controlled steering Totally gone thru Electric start Runs excellent 6 forward - 3 reverse $550.00

508-949-2369

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Friday, October 28, 2016 • Town-to-Town Classifieds 3 010 FOR SALE

100 GENERAL

SET METAL RAMPS $40.00

105 BULLETIN BOARD

PRINTER’S ANTIQUE DRAWERS $20.00 PER

FOUR HORSE STALLS FOR RENT

2 LG. WOODEN STORAGE CONTAINERS $50.00 2002 COMPUTER ACCUSYNC 50 NEC $100.00 KITCHEN CHAIRS MANY HARD COVER BOOKS SPARE TIRE P225/60R16 EAGLE GA WITH RIM $45.00 ELECTRIC CHORD ORGAN $60.00 CAR SUNROOF $100.00

CALL FOR INFORMATION

(508) 335-8239

Four Stall Horse Barn For Rent Ten Years Old Big Stalls & Huge Loft Nice, Big Turnout Pasture $200/stall or Whole Barn for $700 Please text (508) 615-1246

Buy Harris Bed Bug Killers/KIT Complete Treatment System. Hardware Stores, The Home Depot,

109 MUSIC/ARTS

ANTIQUE LAMP JUG $40.00

Certified Experienced Teacher Has Openings

ANTIQUE CROQUET SET $40.00

Please Call: (508) 234-4679

DROP LEAF CART $50.00 SWORD SET $50.00 END TABLE W/DRAWER $60.00 END TABLE W/ TWO DRAWERS $50.00 OLD END TABLE $30.00

CALL 774-452-3514 Snow Blower Cub Cadet 945 SWE Snowblower 13 hp Tecumseh OHV, 45 in width trigger controlled steering, 6 forward, 2 reverse, Hardly used! $1900 White Outdoor Products SnowBoss 1050 Snowblower, 10hp Tecumseh two stage 30 in width, electric start Well maintained. $700.00 (508)347-3775 TIRES from 2014 Jeep Wrangler Set of 5 Spare is BRAND NEW! Rims are silver five star style .25 tread depth Excellent Condition

130 YARD SALES ATTIC ACCUMULATION MANY YEARS!! SAT & SUN OCT 29TH & 30TH 9AM-4PM Antiques, tools, furniture, too much to list!! Enter Rear of Building, Cement Steps on Left Side, Go Up Stairs

Dennison Hill, Southbridge 1/2 acre+ Town water and town sewer $29,750

(508) 612-9263 ****************

Co-op Campsite, on dead-end road Quiet area, walk to the lake,go fishing or put your boat in. Located in Quinebaug Cove Campground, Brimfield Res.$15,000 or b.o. Campsite sells with everything on it! 38ft camper furnished, small shed, more. Call or e-mail for pics and details. (774)245-5098 [email protected] hotmail.com

265 FUEL/WOOD FIREWOOD Cut, Split & Delivered Green & Seasoned Wood Lots Wanted Call Paul(508)769-2351

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FLEA MARKET SELLERS 20 years of very good items clearing out house but don’t want hassle of yard sale come and make an offer ! Best one gets it all! Cash only! (508)943-0169

284 LOST & FOUND PETS

Did you find your pet? Or find a home for one?

TOOL SHEDS

TAG SALETWO FAMILY

Made of Texture 1-11 8x8 $775 8x10 $960 8x12 $1050 8x16 $1375 Delivered, Built On-Site Other Sizes Available CALL (413) 324-1117 VARIOUS ELVIS PRESLEY MEMORABILIA $500 (508)612-9263 (508)461-7479 VISION FITNESS PROGRAMMABLE ELLIPTICAL TRAINER Model #X6100 Folds Nicely High End Trainer Lightly Used, Excellent Condition Retail $1295 Asking $525

508-479-4023 YAMAHA CLAVINOVA ELECTRIC PIANO WITH BENCH Model CLP153S Original price $2,675 Asking $900 (negotiable)

508-765-1514

1- BASS BOAT 10 ft. with trailer $1150. 1- 13 ft. 10” ALUMINUM SPORTSPAL CANOE $500. 1- ALUMINUM 10 ft. JOHN BOAT $300.

LET US KNOW!!! Please call us so that we can take your ad out of the paper...

Town-To-Town Classifieds 508-909-4111 285 PET CARE FAN-C-PET

Mobile Grooming Salon Vicki Kelley

Professional Groomer 20 Years Exp.

“We Go Right toYour Door”

(508)987-2419

Going... Going... Gone to the Dogs

488V Mercury XRI Electronic Fuel-Injection Motor. 150HP Four blade stainless steel new prop. 2015 New Minnkota Maximum 65lb thrust, 24 Volt Dual console. LowranceHD85 with trailer. (401) 943-0654

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310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Building Superintendent-

Perform ordinary maintenance and repair including mechanical, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and routine maintenance of grounds around bank property. Coordinate removal of snow, ice and sand in parking lots and walkways. Daily courier/delivery to branch locations.

FOUND HERE! 298 WANTED TO BUY

Route 169 Antiques

884 Worcester St. Southbridge MA Looking To Purchase Antiques And Collectibles Single Items Or Entire Estates

Requires broad working knowledge of specialized field normally acquired through technical and vocational training. General carpentry and plumbing skills and abilities. Knowledge of electrical and motors in general. General cleaning skills. Handyman duties to get problems solved quickly. Job requires physical labor and lifting. 2-4 years related experience. Milford Federal offers a competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits package. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Qualified candidates may submit resume and cover letter to:

[email protected]

$ BUY & SELL $

Seeking Quality Homes Throughout Central MA To Provide Foster Care To Children In Need. 24/7 Support. Generous Reimbursement.

ALL GOLD & SILVER ITEMS Specializing in NUMISMATIC COINS, gold & silver of any form!

Bring in your items & see what they’re worth. You won’t leave disappointed. Honesty and fairness are our best policies!

Lee’s Coins & Jewelry 239 West Main Street East Brookfield (Route 9 - Panda Garden Plaza) (508)637-1236 (508)341-6355 (cell) Want to Place a Classified Ad? Call 800-536-5836

LOOKING FOR SNACK VENDING MACHINES

Training and behavior management in your home. Positive methods used. Certified Pet Dog trainer and member APDT Call Renelle at 508-892-1850 email: [email protected]

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to Place a Classified Ad? Call 800-536-5836

WAR RELICS & WAR SOUVENIRS WANTED

WWII & EARLIER CA$H WAITING! Helmets, Swords, Daggers, Bayonets, Medals, Badges, Flags, Uniforms, etc. Over 30 Years Experience.

Call David 1-(508)688-0847 I’ll Come To YOU!

Are you a writer at heart? Do you love to capture the moment you’re in with a photograph? Do you have an interest in the goings on in your community, and want to get involved in your town? Stonebridge Press, your best source for weekly local news, is looking for a hard-working, flexible freelance reporter. Job will include writing several stories per week, photography, information gathering and networking. Candidates must be able to work nights and weekends when needed. Residence in the Blackstone Valley is preferred, but not required. Stonebridge Press is an equal opportunity employer. So what are waiting for? Send your résumé to Editor Adam Minor at [email protected], or mail to Stonebridge Press, ATTN: Editor, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550

310 GENERAL HELP WANTED

$1000 Sign-On Bonus Call For Details

Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care (508)829-6769 LAND SURVEY TECHNICIAN

Bertin Engineering, Inc. is seeking a full-time survey-tech with 3+ yrs experienced in the field and office utilizing AutoCad. Please send resumes to:

39 Elm Street Southbridge, MA 01550 or

[email protected] bertinengineering-ne .com

SALEM CROSS INN IS NOW HIRING: A Baker’s Assistant Line Cook Servers Apply in person or on our website:

salemcrossinn.com

Must be available nights and weekends

****************** SUPERIOR ON MAIN BAKERY HIRING Looking for full-time employees for our bakery in Southbridge, MA 1st and 2nd shift jobs available. —No experience necessary but must have a good solid work history —Competitive salary and excellent benefits. EEOC/affirmative action employer Submit resume with availability to HR Department via email

[email protected] hostessbrands.com ******************

311 PART-TIME HELP WANTED

454 HOME IMPROVEMENT $

The Douglas Public Schools

are looking for Substitute Custodians. Interested candidates should send a letter of intent, resume and three letters of reference to: Jeffery Kollett 21 Davis Street Douglas, MA 01516 All appointments are conditional based on a satisfactory CORI and SAFIS Background check per 603 CMR 51.00

The Douglas School Lunch Program

is currently looking for Substitute Cafeteria Workers. Hours are flexible and are on an as needed basis. For more information, contact Lisa Leon (508) 476-3332 ext. 2253 or by email:

All appointments are conditional based on a satisfactory CORI and SAFIS Background check per 603 CMR 51.00

CALL MIKE ANYTIME

(774)230-1662

FREELANCE REPORTER WANTED

[email protected]

Foster Parents Wanted

Call Allan (508) 367-9503

Call 508-885-5189

20’ Ranger Comanche

300 HELP WANTED

Perform general maintenance functions on four facilities located in Milford and Whitinsville, MA and Woonsocket, RI.

We also sell a nice selection of fine jewelry, antiques & collectibles.

200 GEN. BUSINESS 205 BOATS

DRIVERS: $2,500 Sign-On Bonus! Home Every Weekend! Great Pay & Benefits! CDL-A, 1yr Exp. Req. Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 1-855-416-8511

Qualified with over 30 years experience & a following of many satisfied customers.

$300 FIRM

(774) 230-1790

(508) 248-9993 29 North Sullivan Road Charlton, MA Stalls available!!

We Buy It All And Also Do On-Site Estate Sales And Estate Auctions

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Chairs, Tables, Lamps, Bunk-Bed, Framed Pictures, Bathroom Sinks, Household and Miscellaneous Items

HUNT SEAT, WESTERN AND DRESSAGE

215 CAMPING

FOUND HERE!

Saturday OCT 29th 9am-1pm Raindate: Oct 30th 147 West Main Street West Brookfield

TALL PINE FARM AND KENNEL RIDING LESSONS FOR ALL AGES

************* *BUILDING LOT

**************** DEADLINE FOR YARD SALE SUBMISSIONS IS NOON MONDAY FOR ALL MASS. WEEKLY PAPERS Deadline subject to change due to holidays Call for more info

286 LIVESTOCK

207 BOAT/DOCK RENTALS

homedepot.com

PIANO LESSONS

ELECTRIC BASE BOARD $25.00

Old Town Canoe 1931 old town 18’ restored Maine guide canoe. Clear resin coated, Mahogany gun wales And caned seats a third seat mahogany caned seat and back Paddles included Perfect for the wooden canoe enthusiast. $5800.00 (508)479-0230

KILL BED BUGS & THEIR EGGS!

HOMEMADE PINE COFFEE TABLE AND TWO END TABLES $100.00

SMALL COFFEE TABLE $35.00

205 BOATS

Need to Place a Classified Ad? Call 800-536-5836

The person in this role will be delivering high volumes of packages to homes and businesses. The ideal candidate would be a responsible individual who has great attendance and punctuality; have a clear background and driving record (valid drivers license with no moving violations or tickets within the last three years); be able to pass a drug and CORI check and be at least 21 years of age. CDL is not required but previous driving experience is a necessity.

PART TIME PLOW DRIVER HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TEMPORARY/ PART-TIME The Highway Department is looking for part-time employees to plow snow and salt streets this winter. This position is a temporary, non-benefited position and will be on an on call basis when services are needed. For more information, interested idividuals may call:

(508) 892-7021 Applications available at the Selectmen’s Office or Town Website:

www.leicesterma.org Return applications to: Town of Leicester Selectmen’s Office 3 Washburn Square Leicester, MA 01524

APPLICATION DEADLINE 5:00PM MONDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2016

325 PROFESSIONAL HELP WANTED

TRAILER TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED *************** Class A CDL with Hazmat Based in North Brookfield

This position requires prior millwright experience and entails working 4 days on and 4 days off. US Citizenship or permanent residency status is required.

402 GENERAL SERVICES

Please email your resume to: [email protected] for consideration.

Call The Junk Man

Drivers Wanted

Call: 508-885-5778 or: 508-885-5788

400 SERVICES

Trees Cut Brush/Limbs Removed METAL PICK-UP Appliances, Furniture, TV’s. Construction Materials. Cellars/Attics Cleaned. Small Building Demolition, Residential Moves. Furnaces Removed Dave (508)867-2564 (413)262-5082

442 LICENSED DAY CARE

TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com

Rich O’Brien Painting

28 Years Of Experience

(508)248-7314

Furniture Doctor Have your furniture Professionally restored at Reasonable rates. furniture face lifting, painting, striping to Refinishing, caning and repairs.

ANTIQUE DOCTOR Daniel Ross (508)248-9225 or (860)382-5410 30 years in business

25,000 Unique Visitors Every Week! Black Diamond Lawn Care

Please Call 508-867-3235

20 hours a week, split shift. Driving special ed children to school in Spencer, Leicester and Worcester areas

• FREE ESTIMATES • • FULLY Insured • • Reasonable Rates •

TOL/EOE-M/F

is seeking millwrights to work at the North Grafton, MA plant.

311 PART-TIME HELP WANTED

Interior/ Exterior Power Washing Carpentry

TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com

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PAINTING

Applications must be completed- Resumes may be included

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457 LAWN/GARDEN

Professional Work At Prices Beating The Competition! Cleanups Mowing Plowing Mulching Hedge Trimming Patios Etc.

Seth Goudreau 774-402-4694 www.blkdiamondlandscaping.com FREE Estimates Fully Insured Experienced & Ambitious!

500 REAL ESTATE 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT APARTMENT FOR RENT DUDLEY, MA One Bedroom, Living Room, Kitchen Heat & Electricity Included Off-Street Parking NO SMOKING, NO PETS $700/month First & Deposit ($400)

(508) 943-8651

DUDLEY

2-BEDROOM APARTMENT Hardwoods, Country Setting, Pond View, Off-street Parking Heat, Hot Water, Rubbish and Hook-ups Included Starting at $895/month No Dogs! Also

2-BEDROOM CAPE FOR SALE $189,000

(860) 935-9105

SOUTHBRIDGE 3 rooms One Bedroom Stove Fridge included 2nd Floor First and security $500/month

774-318-1337 Leave message

4 Town-to-Town Classifieds • 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT

WEBSTER First Floor of Two Family 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Available 11/1 Off-Street Parking, Nice Yard, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Tenant is responsible for utilities. References, First/Last Required $1,025 Call (508) 864-2688

546 CEMETERY LOTS BURIAL PLOTS PAXTON MEMORIAL PARK Garden of Heritage Bought (2) $3,750.00 each and will sell for $3,500.00 each

Call (508) 248-6373 Want to Place a Classified Ad? Call 800-536-5836

525 HOUSES FOR RENT

STURBRIDGE WATERFRONT 2-bedroom Glass sliders overlooking lake Fishing and boating Minutes to highway

WESTRIDGE CEMETERY Charlton, MA

Friday, October 28, 2016 546 CEMETERY LOTS Worcester County Memorial Park Paxton, MA Garden of Faith Lot 271A 2 Graves, side-by-side Asking $1,700 each $2,200 Both

Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton MA.

2 graves in Garden of Valor lot 113 Asking $2,000ea,or $3,000 for both

Call (603)692-2898

$1300/month + utilities

Paid $1,050 Want $1,050

550 MOBILE HOMES

Call 508-347-7416

Call (508) 248-0908

546 CEMETERY LOTS

WORCESTER COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK Paxton, MA

KROPF/WEDGEWOOD PARK MODEL TRAILER

2-GRAVE LOT IN PAXTON MEMORIAL PARK Happy Garden section Includes cement vaults Valued at $9,000 Asking $5,900

508-769-0791

700 AUTOMOTIVE 2008 Toyota Corolla Standard shift, 265,000 highway miles, still going! Well maintained. We need a larger car. $5,500 negotiable.

1978 Thunderbird Coupe Dual Exhaust, Rust-free, 89K $8,950

(978) 760-3453 After 7:30pm

Garden of Valor I 2 side-by-side plots Current Value $8,500

Park Model Trailer with addition High View Camp Ground in West Brookfield Many new improvements Call for more information if interested This is seasonal

Asking $4,800/OBO Call (508) 556-7407

Call Pat 508-873-6312

705 AUTO ACCESSORIES 2006 MUSTANG GT PARTS

(4) Koenig Beyond Wheels 17x8 $450 Front Leather Seats $500 Complete Stock Exhaust $300 Front Brake Calipers w/Pads $300 Complete Suspension System $750 Other Parts

508-476-2293

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575 VACATION RENTALS

575 VACATION RENTALS

PARK MODEL TRAILER

OFF SEASON IS GREAT

VACATION RENTAL

2003 Mercury Sable LS Premium Recent brakes, tires, rear struts, muffler 2 extra rims 117,000 miles; good condition asking $2,500

FOUND HERE!

Call (508) 769-2710

NO SMOKING OR PETS $700 Weekly, Months Available

(508) 736-0640

Asking $16,500 For more information

Call Brett (860) 733-2260 Want

South Dennis, off Rte. 134:

to Place a Classified Ad? Call 800-536-5836

575 VACATION RENTALS

CAPE COD TIME SHARE FOR SALE Edgewater Beach Resort 95 Chase Avenue Dennisport, MA 02639

On the water

Studio (Unit 706) Fixed week 33 (August) Deeded rights

Cozy 3 BR, (dbl, queen, 2 twins) 1 bath home with full kitchen & microwave, washer/dryer, screened in porch w/ picnic table, grill, cable TV. Outdoor shower. On dead-end street. Near shopping, theater, restaurants, bike trail, fishing, playground, 10 minutes from bay and ocean side beaches.

You’ll own it for a lifetime & can be passed down to your children and grand children. $5000.00

(508)347-3145

725 AUTOMOBILES

725 AUTOMOBILES

725 AUTOMOBILES

2010 HONDA CIVIC LX

Chrysler 300C 2006 In very good condition 111,200 Miles Leather seats,navigation sunroof, V8 hemi AWD $8600/OBO (774)230-3067

MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE

(Gray) Excellent condition 22,600 miles $11,000

508-641-4606 BUICK DEVILLE DTS

2005, V8, Black Good condition NStar Navigation, Leather Interior, Moon Roof, CD Player 131,000 Miles

$4000 Call 774-272-2085

Chevrolet Monte SS 02 Meticulous One owner 2-door coupe, bronze, power seats, leather, power locks, sunroof V6 99000miles $6500 Call (508)667-5234

2007, 2-door Black exterior, grey interior 125,000 miles Good condition $4,200

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Dodge 1500 pickup. 98’ 110,000 Miles $950.00 Ford Wind Star 01’ 143,000 Miles $1100.00 Call (508)779-0194 FOR SALE 1990 Corvette Hatchback CPE T-Tops, All Original, One-Owner Color Red with Black Interior Auto Trans 5.7 Liter V8 72K Miles

Heroes

“Hometown Service, BIG TIME Results”

1 owner, in excellent condition 2 slides and new tires $14,000 Want to Place a Classified Ad? Call 800-536-5836

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2008 LAREDO 34 ft. 5th wheel

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Cruiser. Silver/Gray Sharp Bike Lots of mods/extras. 14,812 miles, original owner. New tires, ready to ride. $4,400

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745 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES

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2007 SUZUKI BOULEVARD C50

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West Brookfield

740 MOTORCYCLES

Asking $11,000 Call (508) 335-0335

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Off season rates available Call Janet at 508-865-1583 after 6 pm, or email June at [email protected] for more information.

Price reduced: $20,000

in beautiful Sarasota, Florida Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Fully Furnished and Minutes to Siesta Key Beach and Shopping.

Meadowside of Woodstock A Seasonal Cooperative Campground

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2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH Large Enclosed Porch Large Shed

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Double Lot, Two Graves with Perpetual Care

Owner/broker

550 MOBILE HOMES

MOTOR HOME 38’ 1998 Dutchstar 300 Cummins Diesel Spartan Chassis. One Slide out. 83,000 Miles New Tires & Brakes Sleeps Four. Price Reduced! Call (508)335-3948

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760 VANS/TRUCKS

1992 GMC Diesel Truck UPS Truck-Style, Aluminum Grumman Body, Shelves. Rebuilt Transmission/Motor, New Fuel Tank, Radiator, Steering Box. Dual Wheels, 11’ Area Behind Seats Excellent Condition 14,100GVWR I spent over $14,000 the last 2 years I had it on the road $5,000 or best offer

760 VANS/TRUCKS

2008 Ram (Bighorn)Truck Hemi Motor, 4 Door, In Great Condition, Only 37,000 miles. Call for more info.

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768 VEHICLES FOR PARTS

1999 CHEVY S10

1995 TOYOTA T100 FOR PARTS ONLY

Extended Cab, 6-Cylinder, Two-Wheel Drive, Current Inspection, Runs Good, Needs Some Body Work

(508) 801-0663

$700 As Is (508) 414-2474

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$1,000 Or Best Offer