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story & photos by Pamela Johnson, Bulletin Publisher If a person hasn’t actually served in the Bellingham Town Common Board of military, the argument Trustees Chair Joanne Arcand announces could be made that that the 20th anniversary of the Town it’s impossible for that Common will be celebrated with a familyperson to really unoriented event on Saturday, Sept. 9, from AT OUR WEBSITE: derstand the linger11 am to 2 pm, on the Common. • A Sister’s Love Leads ing physical pain and to a Celtics Makeover Free pizza, snacks, bottled water and mental anguish exon High Ridge Road cake will be served. Among other things, perienced by combat • Summer Reading FOR OFFICE USE ONLY FOR will OFFICE USE ONLYa concert by Morse the day include Program Wraps Up with veterans. Only someCode and pony rides for the children, so Sciencetellers and Comone who has expeDATE EMAILED: DATE EMAILED: munity Science Fair bring your beach chairs and enjoy the rienced it first-hand • VFW Summer Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 music and refreshments. Hopefully, the 36 Holds Rakeville 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 BY: BY: can truly grasp what Slam Family Fun Day weather will be nice, but if not, the rain 508-883-3252 (Telveteran & Fax)is go508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) another • Troop 14 Visits date is Sept. 16. Peddock's Island : • E-mail: Website: • E-mail: email@bellinghambull ing Many sink Website: • E-mail: After a lot of lobbying and hard work on • Norfolk County Real into a depression so the part of members of the Town Common Estate Market Flat, Says deep that they are left Register of Deeds Committee, funds were approved Fax/Email: Attn: Fax/Email:and the Attn: Fax/Email: with only two choices: • A Day on the Blackstone Town Common was built. The Common Veterans Mike Damon and Rocco Bortone at the VFW Since 1994 OO tryR to climb out F of the D PinR1997 O and O has F become A D PSince R1994 OOF Set for Sept.A 16 D P was A dedicated part—years ago, recognized this crisis in aneipt of this• Kids proof.Learn Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/corrections, such pit of despair and face life head-on or end it Please respond confirm of this proof. Carefully review shown below and respond ASAP wit the ad showntobelow andreceipt respond ASAP withthe any venue changes/corrections, such about Rain-Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review for the a ad large variety of events, , etc. We make every to insure of yournumber, ad, however, themake Bulletin will effort not betoother held responsible fortelephone water fromeffort the DPW as number, etc. We make insure the accuracy as the address, telephone etc. We every insure theaddress, accuracy of your ad, however, the Bulletin will effort not betoheld responsible for of your ad, however, the Bulletin vet, Bellingham’s Rocco Bortone, who wasevery foraccuracy good. as ABMI Concerts onafter theproof will b reviewed by• Ken’s the customer. Changes in adin concept (not has corrections) afterRI, proof willfaced be subject to additional errors in anyprimary ad(not thatcorrections) has been reviewed by the Changes in adCable-8 concept (not corrections) errors any Damon ad that reviewed by the customer. in adcharges. concept after Multiple proof willcustomer. besuch subject tothe additional charges. Quiz: Blackhawk's diagnosed with progressive Mike of been Cranston, who his Changes Grass summer series, the annual Pumpkin Football Celebrates demons and conquered them—for the most Sclerosis (MS) in February of 2016. 50th Anniversary CELEBRATION–continued on page 2 VETS–continued on page 28

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CELEBRATION–continued on page 2 Stroll, the Library’s picnic stories on the Common, the Lighting of the Common every holiday season, and various other events held by church and civic organizations. “Many people call the Town Common the focal point of town, and I agree,” said Arcand. “It’s a welcoming place where people of all ages can

enjoy walking, having picnics, playing games on the grass, and having fun on the two children’s playgrounds. It’s a scenic and serene setting where one can sit on a park bench and enjoy a good book.” The Town Common Trustees look forward to meeting everyone at the upcoming celebration.

Unlicensed Dogs to Result in Citations Contributed to Bellingham Bulletin

Bellingham Town Clerk Ann Odabasian once again reminds dog owners that a $50.00 citation fee was instituted on Aug. 1 for each unlicensed dog; 21 days later, that fee will be increased to $60.00, and 21 days after that, the fee will be increased again, to $100.00. These fees are cumulative and are part of the new State laws Section 137 & 137A of the General Laws, Chapter 140. “We begin licensing dogs when the census is mailed out in mid-February,

and continued through June 30 before any fees were instituted,” Odabashian explained. “Reminders have been printed in the Bulletin and on the town website for months now, as well as on your license from last year. Please come in and license your dog(s) as soon as possible to avoid a citation.” According to Odabashian, problems with dogs should be referred to the Animal Control department at 508-966-5823.

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Charles River Bank will hold a Home Buyer Boot Camp on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6—8:30 pm, at Restaurant 45 in Medway. This is a free event for community members who are thinking of buying a home in the near future. AVP/Mortgage Officer Mickee Whitney (NMLS #782138) and Mortgage Consultant Jen Benoit (NMLS #1185923), who each have 12 years of banking experience with Charles River Bank, will host the event. Other real estate experts joining them to share valuable tips and suggestions include a local realtor, real estate attorney and home inspector. The group will take you step by step through the home buying process. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or have bought a home before, this event will give you the tools you

need to become a home owner. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so sign up early. Email or call Catrina at 508-321-3115 to register. Charles River Bank, with assets of $235 million, was founded in 1915, and continues to offer a wide range of individual and business banking services. The bank’s main office is located at 70 Main Street in Medway, and new stateof-the-art branches are located on the Bellingham/Franklin town line on Route 140 and in Mendon at 1 Hastings Street, at the intersection of Rte. 16 and North Avenue. Charles River Bank also operates a branch in Medway High School that serves as an educational facility and fullservice branch. In 2016, Charles River Bank contributed more than $40,000 to community non-profit organizations.

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School Superintendent Continues to Focus on a Variety of Issues


written by KEN HAMWEY, Bulletin Staff Writer and what’s best for stuThe 2017-18 school year is underway and Belldents. Budget increases ingham Superintendent Peter Marano is continuwill always occur because ing to focus on a variety of topics and areas that of contractual obligawill affect future budgets, personnel, curriculum, tions.” new programs and the education and well-being The Superintendent of students. said that buildings, staff The 44-year-old Marano, who’s in his 19th year and trends are moniin the Bellingham system, previously served as tored and play a role in high school principal, assistant principal at the decision-making. “ The middle school, guidance director and a guidance priority is always what’s counselor. Now in his third year as Superintenbest for students,” Madent, Marano has his undergraduate and master’s rano emphasized. “Ensurdegrees in counseling from Assumption College ing their health, safety and welfare is the key. We’ll and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in try to be as fiscally responsible as we can with the counseling, also from Assumption. He earned a 2019 fiscal budget.” second master’s school A degree D inP Radministration O O F Marano lauded the school department’s experifromCarefully Endicott College. inchanges/corrections, dealing with Town Administrator Denis Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. review the ad shown below and respond ASAPence with any such as address, telephone number, etc. We make every effort to insure the accuracy of your ad, however, held responsible for errors any ad that has reviewed by“There’s the customer. Here’s a capsule looktheatBulletin somewill of not thebeareas that Fraine andin the Board ofbeen Selectmen. no ChangesSt./Rte. in ad concept126 (not corrections) after proof will be subjectinvolved to additional charges. To confirm receipt of ad andthey’re approvecommitted it or request changes/corrections Marano is heavily with: doubt to our students’please educa46 No. Main CALL 508-883-3252 or send EMAIL to: BUDGET — Bellingham’s 2018 fiscal budget is tion,” he noted. Bellingham, MA 02019 $24,793,000, an increase of 2.9 percent from the ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT — Carolyn Rafprevious year. Salaries, however, account for 82.1 ferty, the former Principal at Stall Brook Elemenpercent of the $24.8 million budget. tary School, was chosen to be Marano’s assistant. “Fiscal responsibility is a priority,” Marano said. The title is new but the position was created at no “When we add positions, we try to think long-term added cost to the 2018 budget by eliminating the SCHOOLS—continued on next page

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SCHOOLS—continued from previous page post of Curriculum Director. “The Assistant Superintendent’s role is to enhance curriculum, improve instruction throughout the district and create a comprehensive assessment process that focuses on student learning,” Marano said. Forty candidates applied for the position, five were interviewed and Rafferty was hired in June. ENROLLMENT — Marano dispels any notion that Bellingham’s school enrollment is in decline. He said that the 2016-17 school year included 2,171 students in Grades K through 12 and the projected number for the 2017-18 year is 2,200, an increase of 29. “There was a time, starting around 2010, when enrollments were moderately declining,” he noted. “We’re now seeing a slight increase. In August, 2016, our K through 12 enrollment was 2,154 but by June, 2017, the figure was up by 17 to 2,171.” CURRICULUM — Improving the district’s curriculum is a continual process, and Marano emphasizes that reviewing and enhancing curriculum is a very high priority. He offered eighth-grade mathematics as an example. “We offer 12 AP (Advanced Placement) courses at the high school,” Marano said. “Our eighth-graders have the opportunity to take double periods of math. They’ll be in an algebra class and a geometry class the same day. That will prepare them for AP calculus.”

NEW PROGRAMS — Instructional leadership the progress we’ve made and hope the year ahead teams and a Chromebook initiative headline new is safe and academically fulfilling for our students. concepts for the current year. Instructional leadership teams involved the training of four teachers in each of the district’s schools. Their focus, Marano said, was to work with their peers “in establishing cutting-edge instructional practices.” Marano said that cutting-edge practices are a method “to hone and improve teaching and learning.” Openings are available for the Milford/BellingThe Chromebook program involves all seventhham Family & Community Network Playgroup. grade students and sixth-grade math classes. Playgroups are held two afternoons per week from They’ll be given a one-to-one device (ChromeOctober through January. Parents may choose book) to improve their 21st century skills. “They’ll either Tuesday or Thursday sessions, 12:30 to 2 also be able to access digital curriculum,” Marano pm. All sessions are held at the North Community noted. “It’s a new way for instructors to teach. The Google Classroom will also be utilized to allow Building, 2 Maple Street, on the corner of Hartford FOR OFFI students to access curriculum and for parents to Ave and Maple Street, Bellingham. Playgroups are free of charge. The program is designedDATE forEMAILED: monitor their children’s progress.” children ages birth to 60 months. Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 BY: REGULATIONS — State and federal 36 mandates Each playgroup continue to affect school districts and, as they508-883-3252 (Telsession & Fax)includes open play time, story times and sing-a-longs. There continue to mount, many are not only onerous, creative arts, Website: • E-mail: snack is also a designated time, and parents are but also costly to taxpayers. encouraged to sign up on a rotating basis to pro“It’s difficult to manage the number of regulavide a nutritious snack. A drop-in registration for Fax/Email: tions we’re faced with,” Attn: Marano said. “Many are Session 1 beginning in October will be held on unfunded,Since creating a strain on our annual budget.A D P R O O F 1994 Tuesday, September 26, from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, TherePlease currently are to 54confirm unfunded state regulations respond receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/c at the North Community Building in Bellingham; that Bellingham is responsible as address, telephone number, for.” etc. We make every effort to insure the accuracy of your ad, however, the Bulletin will not be held r assigned through after a lottery system. errors in any ad that has been reviewed by the customer.spaces Changeswill in adbe concept (not corrections) proof will be subject to add “We’re looking forward to another successful For further information, call Donna Umlauf, playschool year,” Marano said. “We’re encouraged with group facilitator, at 508-966-1023.

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Soaring with McAuliffe, America’s First Teacher in Space

After the performance, several in the audience story & photo by Dave Dunbar, Contributing Writer came up to share personal experiences regarding You may recall that the shuttle Challenger, sent the shuttle flight. into space by NASA, exploded shortly after take-off Kalaora is the founder and director of History At on January 28, 1986. McAuliffe, “America’s First Play, which she created to educate and entertain Teacher in Space,” died along with everyone else students young and old from all over the world. onboard. These living-history performances breathe life Judith Kalaora, in a one-woman performance at into the stories of influential, and often forgotten, the Bellingham Senior Center, enacted the various women. Kalaora plays many of the leading roles. stages of McAuliffe’s life from Girl Scout through And who today might be worthy of such a performarriage and child-bearing to acceptance by NASA mance 20 years into the future? Kalaora thought and preparations to enter outer space. for a moment and then came up with this name: She quoted McAuliffe: “I watched the space age Malala Yousafzai. “Wise beyond her years,” Malala being born and I would like to participate.” On (born July 12, 1997) is the Pakistani activist for the final day to apply to NASA to become an astrofemale education and youngest-ever Nobel Prize naut, McAuliffe sent in her application—and was FOR OFFIC FOR OFFICE USE ONLY laureate who almost died after being shot by a accepted shortly thereafter. Taliban gunman in 2012. Her advocacy has since Ask most people about Christa McAuliffe and DATE EMAILED: DATE EMAILED: grown into an international movement. they can recall exactly where they were when the 36 Rakeville Circle MAdifferent 02019 performancBY: 36 Rakeville Circle Bellingham, BY: History•AtBellingham, Play offers many Challenger shuttle launched, and•then explodedMA 02019 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) (Tel &and Fax) es for a variety of occasions, including corporate in space. She was an 508-883-3252 educational pioneer, Website: • E-mail: and events, fundraisers, private parties. “CHALher goals and accomplishments are in Website: • E-mail: LENGER: Soaring with Christa McAuliffe” has two this multi-media experience, which debuted last more performances scheduled for this year: in year in honor of the 30th anniversary of the ChalAttn: Fax/Email: Attn: Fax/Email: Revere, on October 19 and in Brighton, on October lenger launch. Since 1994 A25.DYouPcanRlearn O more O Fabout History At Play by Kalaora travelled to A McAuliffe’s D P hometown R O OofF PleaseASAP respond confirm receipt of this such proof. Carefully the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/c visiting Framingham, and to where review she lived inshown Concord, to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully the ad below and respond withtoany changes/corrections, as the address, telephone number, etc. We make the accuracy of your ad, however, the Bulletin will not be held r ephone number, We make every to insure the accuracy of your ad, however, Bulletin will not be held responsible for every effort to insure NH, to the effort story behind the beloved Please remember to shop locally, errorsproof in any has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will be subject to add d that has been reviewed the customer. Changesininspace. ad concept (not corrections) after willad bethat subject to additional charges. teacher andbyAmerican pioneer Kalaora particularly with Bellingham Bulletin shared Christa’s spirit with about a dozen people advertisers, as often as possible. Judith Kalaora as Astronaut Christa McAuliffe in attendance at the Senior Center.

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Daniels Farmstead to Hold Oct. 1 Apple Fest

The historic Daniels Farmstead is celebrating the mainstay crop for the farm for a period of time in the arrival of fall in New England with an Apple Festival on early 1900s. The cider mill was later improved with a Sunday, October 1, from 11 am to 3 pm (rain or shine). second press for the thriving apple orchard and to acDaniels Farmstead, located at 286 Mendon Street, commodate vinegar and cider production for farmers Blackstone, is known to have played a pivotal role in as far away as Woonsocket, RI. Throughout the midthe growing of apples and the production of apple cider twentieth century Hiram’s son, Adin (aka Charlie) Thayer and vinegar at the largest surviving cider house in the Daniels, raised peaches and hayed the fertile fields. He Blackstone River Valley. also worked the cider mill with two presses powered by Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture at Tower Hill a steam engine and a large outside cistern until 1950. Botanical Garden in Boylston, will present an interpretive Vinegar and cider were processed and sold at the farm talk on “The Historical Impact of the Apple on Life in New until Charlie’s passing in 1993. Some years ago the England” at 12 pm. Joann has held the lead horticulture steam engine, which powered the cider presses, was position at the garden since 1988, helping to shape the sold to Hopedale Mill, yet the cider mill retains its works, gardens, landscape, and plant selections through the representing an important building type and function. major garden and building development. The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. was founded Any bakers who would like to showcase their best in 2003 with an all-volunteer board of directors with the FOR OFFICE USE ONLY apple pie recipes are invited to participate in the apple goal to protect and preserve this historically significant pie contest, which will be judged at 1 pm. There is a $10 farm and buildings and its pristine farmlands; to restore DATE EMAILED: entry fee for the contest; forms are available online at the farm to its former splendor; and to operate a living 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 museum where local BY: historians, schools, and the genBrowse the Farmers Market for fresh produce 508-883-3252 (Tel &and Fax)eral public can learn about New England Farm life from meat, apples from local orchards, apple-related the 18th through the 20th centuries. This remarkable Website: • stuffs, and handmade craft items. Baked products will endeavor is successful because of the efforts of Doris be available for sale at the food concession. Activities Daniels King and her family to preserve the farmstead’s will include apple dunking, an antique tools display,Fax/Email: and history and legacy. The Foundation’s focus is to provide Attn: music by the Blackstone A Valley Music, led by Shanna D P R O O Fa place for people to gather, celebrate, and learn the Keegan. Tours of the cider house and the Daniels’ home values of a working farm and its traditions. d to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/corrections, such will beetc. available throughout day. the accuracy of your ad, however, Come join the celebration! For more information lephone number, We make every effortthe to insure the Bulletin will not be held responsible for Hiram T. Daniels proprietor of the farm beginning for thisafter event, Jim Beauchamp at jim.beaud that has been reviewed by the was customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) proofcontact will be subject to additional charges. in the late 1800s. He constructed a cider mill for the or 508-498-0270. Visit the apple orchard on the property, which would become a website at

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2017 FALL CLEAN-UP THANKS to the success of and participation in the 2017 Earth Day Clean-Up, the Bellingham Board of Health, in cooperation with the Senior Center, Police Dept., and Parks & Recreation Dept., will hold a second Town Clean-Up Day.

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9:00 am—12:00 pm Meet at: Municipal Center, 10 Mechanic St. As on Earth Day, we will provide vests, gloves, protective glasses, bug spray, water and noontime lunch. Please wear protective clothing, such as long pants and a long sleeve shirt (no open-toed shoes). FOR MORE INFO CALL 508-657-2852

The Board of Health would like to thank all those who participated in the first clean-up. Over 3 tons of trash, tires, car parts and other large items were collected and properly disposed of.



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Wagner, a Division 1 college in New A.J. Pelletier and juniors Dan Unegbu, is great and he’s also fast, quick and written by KEN HAMWEY, York. Levy’s senior season included Evan Laroche and Cam Picard. “Pelle- powerful. Hill is quick and strong.” Bulletin Sports Editor Other keys in the line include seDan Haddad begins his third year 23 touchdowns, 2,015 yards rushing tier has the most experience,” Haddad as Bellingham High’s football coach and a state record of 546 yards in one said. “He’s tough, grinds out yards niors Tim Murphy (tackle) and Dylan with several goals in mind, but one of game. Also lost to graduation were and has speed and field awareness. Labonte (guard) and juniors Jake Basthem is a very high priority—to finish guard-linebacker Parker Silva, end- Unegbu is a strong runner inside sett (tackle), Zach Gabriel (center) and tackle Jake Mangano, quarterback and can cut sharply. He could be our Dan Gavin (guard). “Murphy is strong above .500. “The last time a Bellingham football John Reed and center-tackle George workhorse. Laroche is solid and shifty, and has a high football IQ,” Haddad always grinding out yards. Picard is a said. “Labonte was a soccer player. team topped .500 was in 2007, when Mackrin. “We utilized a lot of young players trackman who’s playing for the first He’s new but he’s smart and works my son, Chris, was the quarterback,” hard. Bassett has size and strength Haddad said. “That squad finished last year, so that makes experience time. His speed is very good.” The receiving jobs will be filled by and he’s smart. Gabriel is versatile, at 9-2. Since I became head coach, one of our strengths,” Haddad emwe’ve gone from three wins to five phasized. “Other strengths include senior captain Jake Prophet, juniors energetic and enthusiastic. Gavin is last year. It’s very important to build our work ethic, athleticism, speed, Christian Kelley and Kenny Morrissey one of our strongest linemen. He’s on last year’s progress. We took some technique and football IQ. The con- and freshman Chris Domercant. very tough.” Haddad will also use Jones and Hill FOR OFFI OFFICE USE ONLY can also run the ball,” Hadsteps forward and we want to contin- cerns I have are a lack of depth atFOR“Prophet ue to climb the ladder, which includes several positions and a lack of size. dad noted. “He runs routes well, is on the defensive line. A tackle, Jones DATE EMAILED: DATE EMAILED: Our linemen are athletic but they’re crafty and has speed. Kelley has great combines quickness and power while qualifying for the playoffs again.” Hill is fast off ball from his end not big.” MA 02019 hands and gains yards effectively Haddad’s other goals include 36 Rakeville Circle “be• Bellingham, 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MAthe 02019 BY: BY: slot. 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over-the-counter NSAIDs, particularly with extended who don’t use drugs can help avoid a relapse. I’ve written by Virginia Alkemper, D.C. seen it time and time again in my current practice Now that President Trump has declared the opioid use potentially causing gastric ulcers. With more substantial pain, we are even less likely and prior work with a residential recovery center crisis a national emergency, more attention than ever is being placed on the use and prescribing of to consider side effects even when the very real side for addicts in Georgia. the drugs. During an interview with Poppy Harlow, effect is addiction, sometimes leading to death. Dr. Virginia Alkemper, D.C., moved to Bellingham CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay You go to your primary care physician, who wants in 2015, and shortly thereafter opened Pinpoint Gupta said that this crisis mostly stems from the to help you with your pain. But what can be done? Chiropractic, which specializes in the low-force After considering pros and cons of prescribing and “non-cracking” Activator Methods technique initial opioid prescriptions, which are “overprescribed” for pain relief. He cited that 80% of the medication for your condition and particular health to address spine and extremity complaints. For world’s opioid use can be found in America, which history, your doctor might prescribe opioids or refer the past 4 years, she has focused on reducing you to a specialist for consult or physical therapy. pain and improving life quality for patients, utilizhas only 5% of the world’s population. Why do we have such a disproportionate use of But how often does your PCP refer you to an alter- ing chiropractic adjustment, myofascial release, pain killers? Our country has become heavily de- native-medicine therapist, such as a chiropractor, kinesiotape, nutrition and exercise. For more pendent on treating pain with drugs. “Have a head- an acupuncturist, a myofascial-release therapist or information visit who uses nutri- or call 508-937-0444. ache? Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” a functional-medicine practitioner FOR OFFICE USE ONLY FOR OFFI This old prescription likely helped start the mind- tion as primary treatment? These are specialists relieve pain, oftentimes able EMAILED: set shift away from our great-grandparents’ natural with unique skills toDATE DATE EMAILED: to address root causes of pain through a holistic approaches to36 soothe pain toward the pill-popping Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 BY: Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 surgical BY: mindset of today, reinforced every time we watch approach, without utilizing toxic drugs or36 Yankee Quilters, a nonprofit organization dedi508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) TV and see pharmaceutical commercials pushing intervention. 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) cated to serving quilters of all ages and levels of Website: • E-mail: The best way to avoid starting addiction is to experience, their drugs to suppress any and all abnormal health Website:an • E-mail: will hold its first meeting of the year avoid initial exposure. Rather than fill that opioid on Tuesday, September 12, at 7 pm, at St. John’s symptoms. Let’s be clear—most pills are just suppressing prescription, consult an alternative-medicine thera- Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin. Attn: Fax/Email: Fax/Email: to relieve pain therapeu- Interested quilters are symptoms and not curing the root cause of a con- pist who has the skill set Attn: encouraged to attend to A choices D Pbeyond R Oaspirin O Ftically without drugs or surgery. If you are usingAhear dition. Now we have many Since 1994 D about P Rplans O for Othe F coming program year. d to confirm of pain this proof. Carefully review ad shown below opioids, and respond ASAP withtoany changes/corrections, such help an alternative-medicine therapist may to receipt relieve for headaches. Wethecan take two Please respond confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shownisbelow and respond ASAP with any changes/c New membership $35/year; returning memlephone number, make every effortstronger, to insure the accuracy of your ad, however, the your Bulletin will not use. be heldIfresponsible for you reduce opioid youWeare addicted Tylenoletc.orWe just one, even Aleve or Advil. as address, telephone number, etc. make every effortbers to insure the$25/year. accuracy ofFor yourmore ad, however, the Bulletinemail will not be held r pay information, d that has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) errors after proof will bethat subject to additional charges. in any has been by the customer. in ad concept (not corrections)or after proof be subject to add in ad recovery whilereviewed still dealing with Changes We are so quick to relieve any pain that most of us to opioids or visit thewill group’s never consider the very real side effects of these chronic pain, consulting one of these specialists Facebook page.

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Fourteen members of Troop 14 (Riley Antonellis, Owen Bengiovanni, Aryan Bhadouria, Thomas Cecelya, Christopher DeChellis, Liam Dewar, Diego Fuenmayor, Harry Gearhart, Brenden Murray, Neo Paradis, Sean Perkins, Jacob Pelc, James Reid and Zach Smart) experienced a tremendous week in July at Camp Wanocksett in Dublin, NH. The boys earned over 38 merit badges, 18 of which are required for the rank of Eagle: canoeing, citizenship in the world, communication, emergency preparedness, environmental science, Shown (L-R) front row: ASM Steve Cecelya, ASM Rich Windus, Chris DeChellis, Owen Bengiovanni, James Reid, Neo Paradis, Jacob Pelc, fingerprinting, first aid, geology, kayaking, lifesaving, mammal study, motorboating, ASM Mark Antonellis; middle: ASM Alan Consoletti, SM Doug DeMeritt, Harry Gearhart, Zach Smart, Brenden Murray, Liam Dewar, ASM Bob FOR Aryan OFFICE Bhadouria, USE ONLY public speaking, railroading, scouting heri- Dickinson, ASM Marcel Lussier; back: Sean Perkins, tage, shotgun shooting, small-boat sailing Thomas Cecelya, Riley Antonellis, Diego Fuenmayor

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and soil and water conservation. Additionally, Liam Dewar, Neo Paradis and Harry Gearhart all earned the Second Class Rank; Thomas Cecelya, Diego Fuenmayor and Sean Perkins earned the Boy Scout World Conservation Emblem; and Diego Fuenmayor, Brenden Murray, Nathan Meszaros and Assistant Scoutmaster Steve Cecelya were all tapped for the Order of the Arrow, scouting’s national honor society. Brenden Murray returned for 3 more weeks as a counselor-in-training (CIT). While their fellow troop members attended summer camp, Troop 14 scouts Shui Li Eu Balint and Nathan Meszaros attended the 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree, FOR OFFI Summit Bechtel Reserve, West Virginia.

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For example, “who does what and when?” and “what you can afford and why. To register contact Shannon Reynolds at the ® roles do the Realtor , lender, attorney and home Realtor Leo Fantini, a Broker/Owner of MA Real Continuing Education Office at 508-528-5400 Attn: Fax/Email: Attn: Fax/Email: inspector play and when do they become involved?” Estate Group in Bellingham, will lead the extremely X126 or visit the Tri-County Since 1994 A D P R O O F website at www.TriAD PROOF The roles of these key players will be explained informative workshop. Local experts will join Mr. Fan- and click on the Continuing Education Please ASAP respond confirm receipt of this proof. d to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond withtoany changes/corrections, such Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/c at a free Home Bootto Camp onaccuracy Wednesday, tini to explain and demystify theresponsible process using real to register online. course the feeBulletin is $15.00 as address, telephone number, etc. We make effortlink to insure the accuracy of yourThe ad, however, will not be held lephone number, etc. We makeBuyer every effort insure the of your ad, however, the Bulletin will not be held for every Sept. 27, from 6:30 to 8 pm , in conjunction with the life insight, including local mortgage attorney Glenn for you and your spouse or a friend. errors in any ad that has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will be subject to add d that has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will be subject to additional charges. Franklin Tri-County Adult Education Program. At- Sutherland and a Tiger home inspector. All attendees For more information, call Leo Fantini, 508-446tendees will leave the seminar with a much clearer will receive a free workbook containing key informa- 3538. (See MA Real Estate Group ad on page 9.)


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With millions of Americans at risk for prediabetes led National Diabetes Prevention Program. Program. It is the only organization in the state that and type 2 diabetes, the Hockomock Area YMCA is The year-long program consists of 16 weekly ses- is CDC-recognized based on the outcomes of their encouraging community members to learn their risk sions and three sessions every other week during the program. and take action to prevent the disease. Currently, first six months, followed by 6 monthly sessions in The goal is to help adults at risk for diabetes rediabetes affects nearly 29 million people; another 86 the second six months. A trained lifestyle coach helps duce their body weight by 5 to 7 percent and increase million Americans have prediabetes, yet only about participants learn tactics for healthful eating, physi- their physical activity to 150 minutes per week. 10 percent are aware of it. cal activity and other lifestyle changes. The YMCA’s Studies have shown that programs like the YMCA’s To learn more about the YMCA’s Diabetes Preven- Diabetes Prevention Program resulted from a study Diabetes Prevention Program can prevent or delay tion Program at the Hockomock Area YMCA, the by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which found new cases of type 2 diabetes in adults by 58 percent community is invited to attend either one of the that eating more healthful foods, increasing physical and by as much as 71 percent in those over age 60. remaining information sessions (two sessions were activity and losing a modest amount of weight could The program is available at more than 1,400 sites already held in August): Wednesday, September 13, lead to better health in participants and an overall in 44 states. Locally, the progream is offered at all 1:00 pm, at the North Attleboro Branch or Wednes- reduction of new type 2 diabetes cases. three branches of the Hockomock Area YMCA in Foxday, September 13, 6:30 pm, at the Bernon Family Recently, the Hockomock Area YMCA received Full boro, Franklin and North Attleboro with programs set Branch in Franklin. CDC Recognition Status for its Diabetes Prevention to begin in October in North Attleboro and Franklin. Prediabetes is a condition in which individuals FOR OFF FOR OFFICE USE ONLY have blood glucose (sugar) levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified DATE EMAILED: DATE EMAILED: Republic Waste Services representative Michael Szczepan as diabetes. People with prediabetes are at high risk (left) recently Town Administrator 36 Rakeville Circle •presented Bellingham, MA 02019 Denis Fraine Rakeville Circleheart • Bellingham, of developing36 type 2 diabetes, disease andMA 02019 BY: BY: (right) with a donation check of stroke. Understanding your risk is the first in 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax)$10,000 for Bellingham’s 508-883-3252 (Telstep & Fax) July 4th Celebration, the Operation Graduation All-Night preventing diabetes. Several factors including family Website: E-mail: Website: • E-mail: Grad Party, and•the Senior Center Barbecue hosted by the history, age, weight and physical activity level can Board of Selectmen on Aug. 24. contribute to developing type 2 diabetes. “Republic makes generousFax/Email: donations for these events annuAttn: Attn:To take the diabetes risk test and learn more about Fax/Email: ally,” said Fraine, who noted that Republic Republic has been the Y’s program, visit Since 1994 A D P R O O F A D P R O O F Bellingham’s trash collection contractor for 20 years now. north-attleboro/diabetes-prevention. to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond withtoany changes/corrections, PleaseASAP respond confirm receipt of thissuch proof. Carefully review the ad is shown belowof and ASAP with any changes/ “Republic Services very proud itsrespond long-term partnership Theetc. YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program de- ad, however, ephone number, We make every effort to insure the accuracy is of your Bulletin will not be held responsible for every with as the address, telephone number, etc. We make effortthe to insure theBellingham. accuracy of We yourare ad,committed however, the Bulletin will town of to assisting thenot be held signed to help vulnerable individuals reduce(not their d that has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept corrections) after proof willad bethat subject additional charges. errors in any has to been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will be subject to ad communities we service in any way we can,” said Szczepan. risk. The program uses a Centers for Disease Control For more info on Republic Waste, visit their website, www. (CDC)-approved curriculum and is part of the

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Child driving a roommate’s car: This can always be a little tricky. influence on his behavior: a woman. was exactly what the founders had policy covers up to 10% of your If your child drives a roommate’s His second wife, Peggy Shippen, wanted. contents coverage (Part C on your Hylander earned his PhD at Boston vehicle or anyone’s vehicle on an who had British connections of her policy) away from the residential irregular basis, coverage is proown, encouraged Arnold to switch College. His resume includes the NEH premise. This means that while vided through the named insured’s sides and join the British. He did, and Foundation, Framingham State Uniyour child is a full-time student and versity, and Boston University. 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This is because an insurance In 1781, he moved to Great Britain, your child is taking a family car out company can deny a claim based on but later came back to North America tor Carolyn Roycroft explained thatFOR OFFICE of USE state,ONLY you should notify your agent. the fact that all occasional drivers to live in Canada, where he was quite Hylander was kicking off part one of Most insurance carriers are fine with DATE EMAILED: must be listed on the policy. This unwelcome. Eventually, he moved the 2017-18 Learning and Cultural a vehicle being garaged or parked series. “We’re excited typically means more money, but it back to London, where Circle he died at Program MA 36 Rakeville • Bellingham, 02019 out of state as long as it is for a fullBY: to bring&toFax) Bellingham 24 programs free provides coverage in the event of age 60. time student listed as the primary 508-883-3252 (Tel an accident. Professor Hylander is a natural of charge over the next 12 months,” driver. 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Friends of the Library Fundraiser—A beer ride-and-drive event. There will be a panel dis& wine tasting and raffle will be held on Sunday, cussion, and several dealers will be present with Sept. 24, 1–4 pm, at Pour Richard’s Wine & Spirits, the latest hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric 14 Grove Street, Franklin. Tickets are $10 each vehicles, and will be offering test drives. Actual in advance and are available at the library. At the owners will also be available to share ownership door the tickets will be $15 each or 2 for $25. In experiences. The car show will be held in the addition, the Friends will hold two raffles, including library’s parking lot, 10–11 am; then a panel disone for a variety of pet-related items, including dog cussion will take place 11 am–12 pm. Light refresh3A Spaceway Lane training, doggy day care and grooming. Tickets are ments will be provided after the panel discussion $1 each or 6 for $5. Thanks to Camp Bow Wow, courtesy of NEEAA; the car show will resume from Hopedale, MA Behavior Buddies, Paws & Claws and PetSmart for 12 to 1:30 pm. Please register. 508-473-8166 Tiny Houses: Everything You Need to Know— their donations for the raffle baskets. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $5 each, with a Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6:30 pm (rescheduled from July). maximum of 200 tickets to be sold. This event and As the Tiny House movement gains momentum, raffle will raise funds for our Indy Commemorative a growing number of people are intrigued by the Statue that will be placed in the newly renovated concept of “living tiny.” Join us for an enlightening FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Children’s Room. See for details. presentation from a national expert and local tiny Enlighten Bellingham—This year the library houser: Tracey Powell. 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5:45 pm. Would you like a personal introduction 4-7, will be offered at least 3 days a week in the to resources available at the library? Do you need Children’s Program Room. It will include video more time with a librarian than you can get over games, Chromebooks, crafts, board games and the phone or if you just walk in? Book a Librarian more. Check the library calendar for details on sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs which days and times the program will run. of the individual. A library staff member will give Teen Room Activities will take place Monday— undivided attention to patrons who want in-depth Friday, 2-5 pm. 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Abernethy, who was a written by KEN HAMWEY, Bulletin Sports Editor second-team TVL all-star in The Academy Awards cer2005, played college field emony presents an actor and hockey at Franklin Pierce an actress with Oscar Awards College in Rindge, NH, startfor their performances in ing all four years. When her supporting roles, labeled career ended, she was a Best Supporting Actor and fixture in the Ravens’ record Best Supporting Actress. book. She was tied for first If Bellingham High had in career assists, third in Experience the Difference! had an award for Best Suppoints, fourth in goals and porting Player in field hockey fourth in games played. during the squad’s unbeat“Playing for Carrie Wernig en run in 2005, the honor at Bellingham made the tranFOR OFFICE USEgone ONLY Since 1997 would probably have sition to college field hockey 66 MENDON ST. • RTE. 140 BELLINGHAM, MA 02019 to Ashley Abernethy, picfairly easy,” Abernethy said; DATE EMAILED: tured at right with her son. “but, before I played my first 508-966-2809 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 A 5-foot-5 center forward, college game, I had quesBY: Abernethy was a pass-first tions about whether I could 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) player who always garnered compete at that level. My first • E-mail: more assists than goals. She game was against Assumpfinished her senior year with tion, a Division 2 school like BULLETIN photo by Pauline Hamwey 10 goals and 20 assists on a Fax/Email: Franklin Pierce, and Sarah team that posted a 14-0 record in the Tri Valley Ranieri was one of their top freshmen.” AD PROOF League and an 18-0 mark overall. That squad was Franklin Pierce won, 4-3, and Abernethy scored ipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/corrections, such FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Bellingham’s unbeatenforfield hockey team in a goal. No doubt pleased with her initial college etc. We make every effort to insure the accuracy of your ad, however, the Bulletin will not be only held responsible regular season. game, Abernethy’s confidence obviously got a eviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proofa will be subject to additional charges. DATE EMAILED: Gift Cards Always Available Sarah Ranieri was the Blackhawks’ top offensive major boost. “I answered the question about com36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, weapon, leading the league in scoringMA as a02019 junior peting at BY: the Division 2 level but I felt awkward,” and senior,508-883-3252 and she also was the&circuit’s (Tel Fax) MVP in Abernethy said. “It was the first time I faced Sarah 2005 and the MVP runner-up in 2004. More often as an opponent. In head-to-head games that folWebsite: • E-mail: than not, it was Abernethy connecting with Ranieri lowed, we ended up with a 4-4 record against in precision-like fashion. each other.” Attn: Fax/Email: “I played the middle and I always strived to get Abernethy’s college game wasMA memorable, 36 Rakevillefirst Circle • Bellingham, 02019 the ball to the her final regular season Since 1994 A wings,” D Psaid RAbernethy, O O Fwho’s mar- and so was 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) game in ried nowCarefully (Ashleyreview Toscano), a son andand is expect2005. BHS defeated Holliston clinch the TVL Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. the adhas shown below respond ASAP with any changes/corrections, suchto Website:right • E-mail: email@bellinghambulleti boy November. “Sarah and undefeated campaign. “That game as address, telephone number, etc. We ing makeanother every effort to in insure the accuracy of yourplayed ad, however, thetitle Bulletin will an not be held responsible for errors in any ad that has been reviewed wing by the and customer. in ad concept (not corrections) after be subject additionalshe charges. wasChanges very skilled. We trained together at proof waswillunder thetolights,” recalled. “It was the field hockey camps in the summer. It’sAttn: not surpris- best feeling ever. I had an assist Fax/Email: and we kept our ing that our line became a force in the league.” winning streak alive. Unfortunately, our Since 1994 A D P to REast O Bridgewater. O Fwe lostThat opener in the tourney Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP wit was every heartbreaking and Our season as address, telephone number, etc. We make effort to insure thedisappointing. accuracy of your ad, however, the Bulletin Free suddenlyChanges over. We untouchable forafter 18proof will b errors in any ad that has been reviewed bywas the customer. in adwere concept (not corrections) games and then it ended.” Estimates What made Abernethy such a top-notch forward were her stick skills, speed, endurance and field awareness. Her determination was another asset. Fully “I was very aggressive,” she noted. “I wanted to Insured ABERNETHY–continued on next page

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ABERNETHY–continued from prev. page get to the ball first and lead the offense. My role was that of a play-maker.” A captain in high school and college, Abernethy was a vocal leader who also led by example. Calling Ranieri “a versatile all-star,” she also credits goalie Amy Carbon. “Amy was a junior on the 2005 team,” Abernethy noted. “She was skilled and vocal and she was our leader on defense.” Abernethy, who also played varsity softball and baseball, credits Wernig for her disciplined coaching style. “I returned and coached for Carrie at the middle school level and also with the jayvees and varsity,” she recalled. “Carrie was a great motivator who stressed a 110 percent work ethic.” A Bellingham native and a good student in high school and college, Abernethy, who’s now 30, majored in criminal justice. For the last six years, she’s been a case worker at the Norfolk County Sheriff ’s office. Abernethy ’s competitive philosophy was to win, to reach her potential and to have fun. “The emphasis, however, was on winning,” she said. “Athletics also enabled me to learn great life lessons. Overcoming adversity was one. I also learned leadership qualities and how to work as a team and set goals.” The 18-0 field hockey season of 2005 was one for the record books at Bellingham High. That team had its stars. Ashley Abernethy wasn’t a prolific scorer, but she was a dynamic distributor, excelling 36one Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA players. 02019 as of the Blackhawks’ best supporting

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BBA Golf Tourney Slated for Sept. 11

One of the most successful fundraisers that the Bellingham Business Association (BBA) holds is its annual golf tournament, with the proceeds going to fund its two $1500 scholarships. This year the tourney will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at New England Country Club, Paine Stree, Bellingham; tee off is promptly at 3:30 pm. Format will be Florida scramble (best ball) for 9 holes, followed by dinner, awards and a raffle. The entry fee of $75/golfer includes greens fees, a golf cart, dinner and prizes. Non-golfers are welcome attend the dinner, at 6:30 pm; cost is $25/pp. Players may create their own teams; individual golfers will be placed on a team. Please respond ASAP so that you will be guaranteed a spot because space is limited and openings are going fast. Donations of gift cards, retail items, and promotional gifts are being solicited for the after-dinner raffle, and for the goodie bags provided to participants. Cash contributions are also accepted and the BBA will use the money to purchase prizes for both the event and the raffle. The organization is also seeking tee and green sponsors ($75); all business names will appear on FOR OFFICE USE ONLY an individual sign at one of the holes for the entire tournament. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are DATE EMAILED: available including Gold ($1,000), Silver ($500), and Bronze BY: ($300) level sponsorships. These are great 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) opportunities for you to get exposure for your • E-mail: ness as well as supporting a very worthwhile cause. (More information about sponsorship levels is available at Fax/Email: If you’re interested in being a sponsor, and/or PROOF Be sure toAvisit to playing in the tournament, please contact Sue Grady ceipt of this proof. Carefully review ad shown and with any changes/corrections, such at, or read items that we didn’tthe have space below for and torespond submit ASAP r, etc. We make every effort to insure the accuracy of your ad, however, the Bulletin will not at be 508-380-1643. held responsible forWe hope to see you free calendar events and business listings for our in- Sue Ranieri reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will be subject to additional charges. teractive calendar and digital business directory. And on Sept. 11. while you’re there, please like our Facebook page.

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Coaches’ Preview of the Fall Season will be led by juniors Katie Reed and Maddi Vadenais. “Both are third-year runners,” Lacasse said. “They’ve grown in the sport, they’re competitive and they will score points.”

BHS Boys Aim to Contend for Title in Cross-Country

The Bellingham High boys cross-country team, which finGolf Team Goal: Add to 4-win Season ished with a 5-1 record last year, Coach Brian DeDentro has some specific areas will be banking on depth and he’ll be emphasizing so that his Bellingham High experience in an effort to finish golf team can continue to build on last year’s on top in the Tri Valley League. four-win season. The Blackhawks open their 2017 Coach Peter Lacasse (right), campaign at Millis on Sept. 5. whose team opens at home “We’ll be focusing on more short-game practice, against Holliston and Medway more time on the range and classroom practice,” on Sept. 6, believes his Blackhawks will contend for the league crown because DeDentro said. “We’ll be utilizing New England of a plethora of strengths. “We usually don’t have Country Club’s short game practice area for putFOR OFFICE USE ONLY much depth, but this year we had 28 boys at pre- ting, chipping and bunker shots. We plan on usseason practice,” he said. “We’re young, but that’s ing technology DATE EMAILED:to critique and improve players’ also a plus since we’ve got a lot of juniors who’ve swings, and we’ll be teaching rules, etiquette and 36 in Rakeville Circle for • Bellingham, 02019 management in a classroom setting. We’ll been the program two years. MA We’re experi- course BY: 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) enced and we’ve also got runners with speed and also have an instructional squad that introduces beginners to the game.” endurance.” te: • E-mail: This season’s captains are junior Owen Fitzgerald The nucleus includes senior captain Justin Laferte and juniors Mike Reissfelder, Philip Jones, and sophomore Mikey Gamble. “Our captains are Fax/Email: Brandon Gillcrist, Brandon Williams and Ethan young, but I feel confident they will succeed in Carr. “TheyA all D ran as said. their roles on and off the course,” DeDentro said. P freshmen,” R O O Lacasse F Besides BHS teacher “They’re athletic, work havebelow a combination ceipt of this proof. Carefully review thehard, ad shown and respond ASAP with anyDeDentro, changes/corrections, such Justin Townsend r, etc. We make every effort insure the accuracy of your on ad, however, Bulletin not be held responsible for be will coaching along with volunteer John Fitzgerof speed and toendurance and focus the taskthe will reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will be subject to additional charges. at hand. Justin is a vocal captain who’s mentally ald, who’s in his third year with the program. Townsend will direct the jayvee team. tough and provides leadership.” DeDentro also added that he’s excited about reThe girls squad, which was winless last year, turning to NECC. “Their hospitality and dedication to Bellingham youth golf is unsurpassed,” he said.

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the last two years, she pushes herself to improve. Audrey had multiple games with 30-plus saves last year. She’s got great instincts and she’s aggressive. She enjoys the game and she also pushes herself to improve every day.” Thibault said that she and the captains have positive expectations and are aiming for all-around improvements. “We want to increase shots on net, increase goals scored, decrease defensive corners, decrease shots against, and decrease goals against,” said Thibault. “The girls all worked harder this summer, eager to start the season in better shape. Our theme is all about improvements and fighting the whole 60 minutes.” The squad will begin the season on Friday, Sept. 8, at home against Dedham, the TVL’s newest member.

BHS Spikers Aim for Improvement

Five seniors have graduated from last year’s Bellingham High volleyball team, but coach Steve Mantegani likes what he sees from his returning players and is optimistic that there will be continued improvement in 2017, his second year at the helm. Last year’s team won three matches. Returning outside hitters include Maddie Mantegani and Jenna Venuti, and his middle blocker is Gianna Sannicandro. “We’ll be looking for other returning players, such as Sonny Nelson, Cailey MacGregor, Rose Nelson, Makenzie Boucher, and Julia Milot to step in and get more court time left by our graduated seniors,” Mantegani said. “Maddie is a third-year starter who’s athletic, passes the ball well and plays strong defense,” Captains Big Plus for Field Hockey Team The Bellingham High field hockey team will be said her coach and father. “She’s a smart player at FOR OFFICE USE ONLY relying on three senior captains and a new slogan the net and getting stronger. Jenna is coming off freshman to improve the squad’s record last year, which a great DATE EMAILED: year, where she started as the other outside hitter opposite Maddie. She does a included two victories and two ties. 36 Rakeville • Bellingham, 02019 BY: passing job for•us and is getting 36 Rakeville Circle Bellingham, MAstronger 02019 The captainsCircle are Blake Silvestri, a MA center mid- great 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) We should be a(Tel strong serving team fielder; Maureen Krysta, a forward-midfielder; and as a hitter.508-883-3252 & Fax) with seniors Sonny Nelson and Cailey MacGregor goalie Audrey Labonte.•The will be “hustle, Website: E-mail: Website: • E-mail: email@bellinghambull hit and never quit.” Coach Aley Thibault is bullish returning. Both play well in the back row and were on her captains, who not only are capable leaders, among our top servers on the team.” Attn: Fax/Email: Coach Mantegani said his team will focus on Attn: Fax/Email: but also talented players. controlling the ball, playing good defense, and Since 1994 “Blake has skill and knowledge of the A great D P R O O F Since 1994 AD PROOF being aggressive at the net when the opportuThibaultreview said. “She was named team MVP Please respond to confirm receipt of thisgame,” proof. Carefully the ad shown below and respond ASAP with any changes/corrections, such Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP wit nities arise. “We’re excited to youngthe Bulletin as address, telephone number, etc. We make effort to insure the accuracy your ad, however, the make Bulletin will effort not be responsible for have as a every sophomore andashas beentelephone aofTri Valley League address, number, etc. We every toheld insure the accuracy of yourmore ad, however, Pretreat, Cleanerrors in any ad that has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in adinconcept (not after proof willcustomer. be subjectChanges tothrough additional charges. talent coming program to compete any ad that corrections) has been by the in adthe concept (not corrections) after proof will b all-star the last twoerrors seasons. Maureen is a reviewed great and Deodorize leader on and off the field. Our leading scorer and strengthen all of our teams,” he emphasized.




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(continued from previous page) “In early August, we had 40 girls signed up for the tryouts. We held our first BHS volleyball camp this summer for grades 5-8.” Mantegani noted that BHS will be moving from Division 2 to Division 3 this year, providing the team with a more competitive opportunity for the post-season. “We’ll still compete in the TVL, which remains one of the stronger leagues in the state with returning D-2 state champ Hopkinton and perennial D-2 powerhouse Medfield,” he noted. The Blackhawks, who will open their season Sept. 6 at home against Millis, have three other coaches in the system. Chris Ridolfi will assist Mantegani, the jayvee coach is Whitney McKay and the freshmen coach is Deb Sacco.









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BHS Girls Soccer Opens on Sept. 6

Coach Len Gosselin will focus on day-by-day and game-by-game improvement as he enters his second year as the girls varsity soccer coach at Bellingham High. The team, which opens its season on Sept. 6 at Norton, will be led by senior captains Bella Mancini and Taryn Martel. Mancini will play fullback and Martel is a forward. Another top-notch competitor is fullback Shannon Williams. “This trio is athletic, Traditional Values & Training skilled and able to provide senior leadership,” Gosselin said. Family-Oriented Environment Gosselin, whose first year unfortunately didn’t Karate & Aikido produce a victory, will be directing a squad that has Cardio Kickboxing 1-hour class for $3.00 only five returnees. “We’re young but I’m excited about our group,” Gosselin said. “They’re hardBHS Cheerleading Roster Reaches 22 A place where kids can learn discipline, respect, Coach Tracey Elliott is optimistic about her working, their attitudes are positive and they’ve self-control, and focus, and gain confidence. Bellingham High cheerleading squad: “We’ve got strived to be in great condition. We’ll be an aggres- 36Adults Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, 02019 can get in shape, relieve stress,MA and learn competitors who are talented and should do well sive team and we’ll be disciplined on offense and self-defense. A place that is(Tel affordable and offers 508-883-3252 & Fax) defense. Our team will be built from the back line.” in competitions.” discounts to families so that they can bond and Website: • E-mail: email@bellinghambull Two players Gosselin was counting on—freshThe 22-member roster includes a pair of senior share experiences as they learn and progress captains—Alyssa Provost and Ashley Champagne. man goalie Kaitlyn Rapose and senior Jesse Magthrough the ranks of martial arts together. competing Provost is back for her second season as a cap- erman, a halfback-forward—will not beAttn: Fax/Email: tain. “Both girls are leaders, they’re athletic and for Bellingham. Rapose is at Bishop Feehan and Since 1994 A DBellingham P R OKenpo O F Karate they’re a positive influence,” Elliott said. “We’re a Magerman is playing for the U.S. girls develop116 Mechanic St., below Bellingham MA Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown and respond ASAP wit young team with seven eighth-graders and two ment team. (directly across from post as address, telephone number, etc. We make every effort to insure the accuracy of your ad,office) however, the Bulletin freshmen. All 22 of the girls will be on duty for Positive Approach for errors in any ad Soccer that has been reviewed by the customer. Changes in ad concept (not corrections) after proof will b BHS Boys 781-856-5914 football games.” Bob Elster begins his first full season as head Elliott’s goals for 2017 are basic and emphasize coach of the Bellingham High boys soccer team a team-first approach. “We want to see the girls fully aware that the program not only has struggled succeed by building on their knowledge and skills,” but also endured a winless season last year. His she noted. “The girls have worked diligently all positive outlook, however, should be a big plus. summer and have shown lots of dedication. We’ll “I believe the tide is turning,” he said. “We’re gofocus on every aspect of cheering and dedicate ing to see a stronger program develop during the time to tumbling, an area where we’ve been lack- next severalFOR OFFICE USE ONLY years. There’s been significant growth ing in the past.” (numbers have doubled and a jayvee team has DATE EMAILED: Besides the captains, the rest of the team in- been formed). We’ve got a group of boys who’ve cludes seniors Julia Thibault, Lacey Spencer and 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 shown perseverance and a positive attitude. 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Three players, whom Elster labels as “team leaders,” are Jason Mardo (junior goalie), Ernesto Ramirez (senior defender), and Ramon Petrov (senior defender/striker). “Jason has passion for soccer,” Elster said. “This year he’s really stepped up as a leader and continues to improve as a goalie and field player. Both Ernesto and Roman add speed and physicality to the team. They’ll battle hard and meet challenges. Both are good leaders.” Elster, whose team opens its season on Sept. 6 at home against Norton, also is bullish on sophomores Dennis Fuentes and Derek Ojukwu. “Dennis has a positive attitude, he’s a strong leader and he’s also got another year of club soccer under his belt,” he noted. “Derek is a natural athlete with lots of speed, which could help our team greatly.”

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represented us on the all-star team—Sean Williamson, Derek Izzo, Ian McSweeney and Matt Montgomery,” said Dunn. “Our team played with grit and class and competed through any adversity we faced.” Dunn thanked the players whose age prohibits a return next year: Danny Begley (pitcher/outfielder) and Derek Izzo (pitcher/outfielder). “I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach them and I was pleased with the way they played the game,” he noted. “Danny could shut teams down on the mound with a commanding fastball and Derek became one of the most feared, if not the most feared, outfielders in the league, making numerous spectacular catches in center throughout the season.” Dunn said that he and his coaches welcome back those players who are eligible to return next year “so that we can continue to build off what Byrnes we have been ableTeam to accomplish, put together another successful year Realty Groupand make a run at the championship.”

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joyed. It was great to written by KEN HAMWEY, Bulletin Sports Editor represent the United The success Sarah Edwards States, wearing red, achieved at major track meets white and blue. It’s a during the summer should be a little different being signal that her sophomore season so far from home. at Virginia Tech will be dynamic. After the race, photos Edwards won her first race in a were taken and it was foreign country, capturing the gold an honor to be holdmedal in the 3000-meter steepleing and waving a U.S. chase at the Pan American Junior flag.” Track Championships in Trujillo, The conditions for Peru, on July 23. the race were ideal. The 19-year-old Bellingham Skies were overcast native, who’s now a sophomore photo courtesy of Federation Peruana de Atletismo and the temperature at Virginia Tech, led from start to finish and won reached 70 degrees with a moderate in a time of 10:10.68, about 10 meters ahead of wind. Edwards ran a steady pace and second-place finisher Alondra Negron Texidor of experienced no problems with any of Puerto Rico. Negron Texidor’s time was 10:13.73. the water barriers. “During the race, I Edwards’ victory in the Pan Am event was her had runners around me but I kept the photo courtesy of Federation Peruana de Atletismo second first-place finish in a month. In June, she lead,” she said. “At one point, Alondra Sarah Edwards (far right) leads the pack A D P R O O F won the steeplechase at the USA Junior Outdoor and I were even going over a barrier Please respond to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully review the ad shown below and respond ASAP Championships at Sacramento. As a result of fin- but she fell.” day ofnumber, the event (Sunday), I was I got of your changes/corrections, such as address, telephone etc. We make every effortexcited to insurebut the accuracy ishing in the top two at Sacramento, the former Edwards arriveder,five days before herheld event and a flustered I was tobyfinish my pre-Changes in the Bulletin will not be responsible forbit errors in any adwhen that has beenunable reviewed the customer. after proof be subject to additional charges. confirm receipt of ad and approve it or reques Bellingham High all-American qualified for the Pan followed a routine (not thatcorrections) Ben Thomas, her will coach at race warm-ups andTohad to wait about 10 minutes corrections please American meet. Virginia Tech, had drawn up. “I had two hard work- in a lineup before the start.” CALL 508-883-3252 or send EMAIL to: “ This is really special,” Edwards (pictured outs daily in the beginning, then some easy runs Edwards said that competing against foreign athabove) said about her triumph in Peru. “I’m over- followed by some strides,” Edwards said. “On the EDWARDS—continued on page 29

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VETS–continued from page 1 “The first thing that went through my mind was to sell the bike,” said Bortone, who has been riding a motorcycle for nearly 30 years. “I could barely walk at that time and depression set in.” He knew he might not ever ride again. Rather than let destiny call the shots, however, Mike Damon and other friends stepped in and convinced Bortone to take part in the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, ND—something Bortone has always wanted to do but hadn’t. “I basically threatened to tie him to his bike,” quipped Damon. “It became basically a ‘F*** MS’ tour for me, to prove that even though something bad happens in your life, you can overcome it. You can’t let it consume you.” (This from a man who has been told by his doctor that he’ll be wheelchair-bound within two to eight years.) Somewhere enroute, the men split up and visited other vets with whom they had served. That decision was life-changing, because on the way back to New England, they decided to continue the visits and, as Damon put it, “make it about the vets now and not about us.” “There’s a ton of assistance out there for vets,” said Damon, “but a lot of them don’t know about it,” so he has launched the website to identify resources available to veterans, both by state boards and by benefits, such as ADA and disability rights, claims, dental and health benefits, housing and home loans, service dogs, small business assistance and much more. They have also set up the Facebook page, which Bortone used to post what they were planning to do; requests came rolling in from

Shown (L-R): Jerry Dubois, Mike Damon, Tom Ciario, Rocco Bortone, Linda Trites and Jill Allsop all over the country almost immediately. “Vets can be pretty isolated and keep to themselves, not reaching out even though they need help, but usually, someone close to them—usually another vet—knows about it and lets us know,” explained Post Commander Linda Trites, also referring to their own Post outreach efforts. The two men have planned an 18-day road trip to visit fellow vets, American Legions, VFW Posts, and even a Gold Star mother. (They also welcome any other vets who want to join them.) On August 1, they made their first stop on the 9,000-mile, 25-stop journey at Bellingham’s VFW Post 7272 on South Main Street. The Post had a hot meal and several members and guests waiting to give the men a sendoff with their

best wishes, including 91-year-old Tom Ciarlo, father of Bellingham resident Lynn Scornavacca. “I served in the Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery rather than overseas, but I’m an honorary member of the AMVETS and American Legion,” Ciarlo explained. “I think it’s great, what they’re doing.” Post Senior Vice Commander Jerry Dubois, who had notified the Bulletin of the men’s arrival, explained, “Most older veterans are familiar with organizations like the American Legion and the VFW, but a lot of the younger ones don’t understand everything that the paternal and fraternal organizations do, so it’s great that these guys are spreading the word.” Bortone planned to post live updates during the trip at For more information on veterans resources, visit www.VetUnite. org or To read/view a brief interview that CBS affiliate KXNews of North Dakota conducted with Bortone on his 2016 trip to Sturgis, visit There were other benefits besides just being able to cross the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally off his bucket list. Bortone reflected, “After meeting dozens of veterans, supporters and Gold Star families, this journey has reenforced my belief that regardless of age, era, color and religion we are one family. We may not know each other but we will always be there for each other. No veteran should ever feel alone.”

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EDWARDS—continued on page 29 letes was no different from facing runners in the U.S. “There’s no difference,” she said. “You don’t think about who you’re competing against. It doesn’t matter.” What does matter is Edwards’ competitive desire to learn, prepare and excel. Peter Lacasse, her coach at Bellingham High, detected early on that Edwards was a special competitor. “Sarah’s competitive nature is in her blood,” he said. “She’s got a high compete level. It’s a quality that can be coached but it can’t be taught. It’s her soul. As a freshman in high school, she didn’t have any experience running, but she rose to the top at Division and State meets. Her compete level is what defines her.” Lacasse noted that Edwards’ learning curve is very good. “She finished 10th at the NCAA Championships in the steeplechase,” he recalled; “but she learned from that experience and wasn’t going to be denied in Sacramento or Peru. The experience and training she’s received are tools for her tool box. She can use them when needed.”

Two runners who her first-team all-ACC honors. are familiar to EdAt the NCAA East Regional in late May at the Univerwards ran in Peru. Her sity of Kentucky, Edwards exceeded expectations. She roommate at Virginia ran the 3,000-meters in a time of 9:52.89, giving her Tech (Laurie Barton) a personal best, a Virginia Tech record and a ticket to finished fifth in the the NCAA Championships. Her time was the second 800-meter run and fastest for an American under age 20 and the second Alexandra Harris, who fastest time in the country this year. finished second to EdAble to get in some sightseeing while in Peru, Edwards in Sacramento, wards now will take some time off. Her only priority is captured a bronze to get ready for the cross-country season at Virginia medal in the steeple- Tech. “I’m hoping to be more competitive for both chase. cross-country and indoor track,” she emphasized. “I’m Edwards, who set not sure what events I’ll be doing indoors. It could be 16 school records the 800, mile or 3,000-meter run.” at Bellingham High, Winning a gold medal at the Pan Am Junior Chamended her freshman pionships is not only a significant achievement for 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 photo courtesy of Federation Peruana de Atletismo year at Virginia Tech Edwards, but it’s also a competition that will produce 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) by qualifying for the steeplechase event at the NCAA lasting memories. “Competing in Peru was eye-openTrack & Field Championships in Eugene, OR, where Website: • E-mail: email@bellinghambull ing,” she said. “I met athletes from various countries she finished 10th. and it was fun to meet new friends. The Pan American Edwards had never run the event, which involves meet was such a rewarding experience.” Fax/Email: leaping over 28 hurdles and seven water Attn: hazards, but Back in Bellingham, Edwards’ mother, Peggy, was she worked diligently and discovered early on that she elated withA Since 1994 herD daughter’s P R victory. O O “Our F family is was more than capable of dealing the challenge. extremely proudreview of Sarah,” Edwards said. “The ASAP wit Please respond with to confirm receipt of this proof. Carefully the adMrs. shown below and respond Her first attempt was the University Virginia as at address, telephone of number, We make every effortisto an insure the accuracy your ad, steeplechase event Sarah of never ranhowever, in highthe Bulletin errors any ad thatfinished has beensecond reviewed by the customer. Changes ad concept (notseventh corrections) after proof will b the Virginia Grand Prix in in April. She school. Her race in Peruinwas only her steepleFOR OFFICE USE ONLY in a time of 10:38.57. Next up was the Atlantic Coast chase since she started running the event in April.” Conference Championships at Georgia Tech in midDATE EMAILED: May. Edwards ran the Atlanta course in 10:05.58, a time good enough for first ThatCircle effort •earned 36place. Rakeville Bellingham, MA 02019 BY:

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Flu Clinic, 1 pm; Rhythms of Sidewalk Sale, Tole Booth, the Orchestra, 2:30 pm; Senior Center (see pg. 24) 10am-4pm (see ad on pg. 11)

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Teen Room Activities at Bellingham Public Library, Monday—Friday, 2-5 pm, unless there’s no school (see page 19)

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School Comm., Keough BBA Golf Tourney, Academy, 6:45 pm N.E. Country Club Farmers’ Market, (see pg. 21) BESG Pizza Luncheon, 12 pm; Daniels Farmstead, Blackstone, COA Mtg., 1 pm; Zentangle, 11am-3pm Thanks to Yanks Tribute Dinner, Senior Ctr., 6:30 pm (pg. 24) Meet & Greet OPEN HOUSE, DoubleTree Hilton, Milford. Info: BMMS Grade 6/7 Meet the McKeon Dance & Gym, Teacher & Computer Info Nite 5-7 pm (see ad on pg. 18) Coloring for Adults, Library, 6 pm Yankee Quilters Mtg (pg. 14) Adult Writers’ Group, Bell. Women’s Volleyball Reg., Library, 6:30 pm (see pg. 18) Grumpy’s Restaurant, 6-8pm (pg 3)


Capital Improvements Comm., Municipal Ctr, 7 pm SELECTMEN’S MTG, Municipal Ctr, 7 pm

Democratic Town Committee, Municipal Ctr., 7 pm Bellingham Lions Club Mtg., Coachmen’s Restaurant, 7 pm

Board of Health Mtg, Municipal Ctr, 7:30 pm


Bellingham Housing Authority, Wrentham Manor, 6 pm

Montessori 18 All-Year Info Night, Woodside 19

VFW Post 7272 Mtg., 10 am

ZONING BD, Municipal Ctr, 7 pm


MNB Wealth Mgmt’s. Meet the Teacher, Social Security Seminar, So. Elementary, 6:30 pm Willow Brook Restaurant (see ad on pg. 11) BMMS Grade 4/5 YMCA Diabetes Prevention Meet the Teacher Night Program, 1 & 6:30 pm (pg. 16) Milford Reg. Taste of the Towns Fundraiser (pg. 11) Library Trustees, Bell. Library, 7 pm Bell. Cultural Council, Municipal Ctr, 7 pm Conservation Comm. Municipal Ctr., 7:30pm

Planning Board, Municipal Ctr., 7pm Parks Commission, 200 Wrentham Rd, 7:30pm



BESG Yard Sale, Sr. Ctr, beg. 8 am


Hopedale Day in the Park, 10am-4pm (see pg. 13)

Fall Open House, Country Marketplace (see ad pg. 14) A Day on the Blackstone, Ice Cream Social at begins River Bend Farm Stall Book School, 6:30-8 pm (info: dayonthe blackstone Buried in Treasures, 2 Maple St, 10 am

Breakfast, Senior 22 Annual Ctr., 9 (pg. 24-25) 23

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Montessori, 350 Village St., Millis (see ad on page 9)


Buried in Treasures, All About Electric Cars, 2 Maple St, 10 am (see pg. 24) Bell. Library, 10 am (pg. 18) Treason Season: The Rosenbergs, Senior Ctr, 20th Anniversary Celebration 10:30 am (pg. 24) on Town Common, 11 am-2 pm (pg. 1)

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First Day Preschool for Wed-Fri students South Elem. PTO Mtg, School Library, 7 pm



Triad Mtg, Senior Ctr, 11 am (pg. 24)



Make a Fleece Blanket, Senior Ctr., 1 pm (pg. 24) Hot Topics: Global Warming, Electronics Recycling Day, Ladies of St. Ann Meet, St. Buried in Treasures, 1 pm; Southeastern MA Farmers’ Market, Retirement PlanningFOR withOFFICE USE ONLY Blaise Parish Hall, 7 pm (pg. 9) 2 Maple FOR St, 10OFFICE am (seeUSE pg. ONLY 24) First Cong. Church of Milford, Community Concert Band, Daniels Farmstead, Blackstone, 8am-12pm (Info: Martha, Gerald Loftin, Senior Ctr., Meet the Teacher Night, BHS 11am-3pm Senior Ctr., 7 pm (pg. 24) 508-904-4471) 5-7 pm (pg. Cream Social, DATEIce EMAILED: DATE24) EMAILED: BV Tech School Comm. Mtg, So. Elementary, 6:30-8 pm Thanks to Yanks sponsors Tiny Houses: Everything You at BVT, Upton, 7:30 pm Comm.•onBellingham, Disabilities, 36BY: Rakeville MA 02019 "Refuse to BeMA a Victim," Info: 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, MA 02019 Need to Know, BY: 36 Rakeville Circle • Bellingham, 02019 Bell. Library, Circle Municipal Ctr., 7 pm 6:30 pm (pg. 18) 508-883-3252 (Tel & Fax) Board of Health Mtg, Fall Open House, Country Marketplace (see ad pg. 14)

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