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Contents In Every Issue

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From the publisher On my mind: What the Cell? by Paul E. Kandarian

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Tarot-Scopes

by The Celtic Cricket and Duir Kell

Cover Story

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Insider’s Guide to South Coast fun compiled by Joe Murphy

Shiraz goes with grills by Alton Long

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by Stephen C. Smith

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Business news

by Lori Bradley

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Cook outside

Acushnet’s not so quiet

by Paul E. Kandarian

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Unique antiques

by Jackie Sideli

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Music from Bach to Rock

ON THE COVER by Sean Wilcoxson

August 19 and 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm August 20, 21, 27, 28, 2010 at 8 pm August 22 and 29, 2010 at 7 pm

October 6-9 The musical Rent Bristol Community College

by Elizabeth Morse Read

Onset: Get the spirit

August 19-29 (Thu. thru Sun.) Neil Simon’s comedy Star-Spangled Girl The Firebarn

by Sean Wilcoxson

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July 15 and 22. 2010 at 7:30 pm July 16, 17, 23, 24. 2010 at 8 pm July 18 and 25, 2010 at 7 pm

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THINGS TO DO

In Memoriam Stan Epstein remembered

July 15 -25 (Thu. thru Sun.) the musical Nunsense II The Firebarn

BUSINESS

Creativity abounds in studio tours

FOOD

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Summer/Fall lineup

Little Theatre at 75

WINE NOTES

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The Firebarn

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Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. Fort Phoenix, Fort Street Learn about this Revolutionary War era fort and see a musket fired. Free.

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Fort Phoenix minuteman Tour

Unitarian Church Tours

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Farmers market

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Liberty Concert & Family Fun day

saturday, July 3, noon to 3 p.m. Cushman Park, Green st. Lots of patriotic fun for all.

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Saturday, July 31

Also Featuring: The Grupo Folclorico Madeirense Ramana Vieira Draw The Line (Aerosmith Tribute) Riders On The Storm (Doors Tribute)

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Tasty Portuguese Food & Wine Opening Benediction Thurs. 5 p.m.

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July 4th Car/Vehicle Cruise and Fort Phoenix Cannon salute

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FROM THE PUBLISHER July 2010 / Vol. 14 / No. 7 Published by Coastal Communications Corp.

“Hot town, summer in the city.”

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief Ljiljana Vasiljevic

After more than 40 years, the 1966 hit single by The Lovin’ Spoonful, written by Mark Sebastian (brother of John Sebastian) and Steve Boone still provides a solid soundtrack to summer in the South Coast.

Editors Joe Murphy Michael J. Vieira, Ph.D. Contributors Lori Bradley, The Celtic Cricket, Paul E. Kandarian, Duir Kell, Alton Long, Tom Lopes, Joe Murphy, Elizabeth Morse Read, Jackie Sideli, Stephen C. Smith, Sean Wilcoxson The South Coast Insider is published monthly for visitors and residents of the South Coast area. The Insider is distributed free of charge from Mount Hope Bay to Buzzards Bay. All contents copyright ©2010 Coastal Communications Corp.

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So, whazzup? as they say? Joe Murphy has compiled an Insider’s guide to festivals, feasts, and fun. Lori Bradly opens the doors on the South Coast studio tours, and Sean Wilcoxson shares the spirit of Onset and provides some rocking good concert tips. Check out Acushnet and get some tips on using antiques to be unique. Then, browse our Happenings section and advertisers to discover exciting and interesting things to do. You can also grill and be healthy. Elizabeth Morse Read shares some al fresco dining tips and Al Long uncorks some Shiraz—a perfect accompaniment.

20 days prior to publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, by any means, without written permission from the Publisher. All information contained herein is believed to be reliable. Coastal Communications Corp. does not assume any financial responsibility for typographical errors in advertisements, but will reprint that portion of an advertisement in which the typographical error occurs.

If you haven’t already signed up for weekly updates, go to www.coastalmags. com. Our website is a great resource to help you discover things made in the South Coast, or to voice your opinion and share your thoughts. You’ll also love www.SouthCoastGo.com, our free online classified service. Both will keep the heat going long after summer ends. Enjoy,

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P.S. – Like the “bang” at the end of the fireworks finale, our friend and colleague Stan Epstein left us quickly as this issue went to press. He’ll be remembered for his thoughtful commentary and insightful look at the South Coast. His death leaves a sudden silence not only in these pages, but in the region. Turn to page 23 for a sample of his work and another remembrance.

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The device from C–E–double hockey sticks by Paul E. Kandarian We have become a culture of cell phone users. You can tell this by the sheer volume of people you see with little multi-colored, microwave-oozing devices clutched to their ears in such loving embraces you might think they had a tiny digital baby cooing to them. This is disturbing but apparently quite necessary to a culture that not for one second can bear to be out of touch with people anxious to call them up and tell them they’re shoe shopping. This directly relates to the Facebook and Twitter culture where you can provide people up-to-the-minute details of your every move, breath, hope and dream, whether they want to hear them or not. And you don’t need to be home to do this, you can do it from your cell phone! Imagine, annoying other people from wherever you are in the world whenever you want to annoy them! What freedom! I like to think of this as the Please Like Me Syndrome, whereby if you inundate people with as much incredibly useless information about yourself as possible, they might like you in return, which in other circumstances might have had the opposite effect. Say this was 1880, and you were a cowboy and had the ability to instantly communicate with your cowboy friends and told them, “Dang, this saddle sore is a real pain in the butt! Any ideas on what I should do to handle this?” whereupon your cowboy friends would track you down by cell phone GPS and shoot you.

My theory that we are completely addicted to cell phones is proven by a recent study that says 100 percent of America, that is, every man, every woman, every child, now has a cell phone and would use it, if they could stay awake, 24 hours a day. And in some cases of extreme technological advancement and addiction in expecting couples, some pregnant women have even installed FetusPods into their wombs to bathe their child with soothing music, stock market updates, Fox News broadcasts and Tweets on Lindsey Lohan’s latest courtroom appearance. This could not be helped. This was inevitable. We are a culture, after all, that as little as 100 years ago had a life expectancy of 47 years. Today, with advances in modern technology that include holding dangerous microwave-oozing devices close to our brains, driving faster cars that result in more horrific crashes, drinking better liquor that dissolves our livers quicker, making it easier for multi-billion dollar oil companies to devastate delicate ocean ecosystems, and dealing with stress levels our saddle-sore addled forefathers could never have fathomed, we’ve impressively boosted that to 47.8. Way to go, modern man! As a species, man has been around what, one, two million years, in the form we know him: walking upright and vastly superior to creatures still walking on all fours. For most of those


one or two million years, man has spent his existence struggling to survive, fighting off animals, each other, disease, pestilence, famines, droughts and bad reality TV programming. As recently as within my half-century-plus lifetime, we hadn’t yet found a cure for polio, put a man on the moon or been able to predict who would win “Dancing With the Stars.” In short, we were a woefully technologically deficient race, seeming forever bound to three channels of black-and-white TV, reading books and newspapers in the form of books and newspapers, and writing mail on an ancient device known as “paper.” Then technology exploded. Al Gore invented the Internet, which of course eventually caused the dissolution of his marriage. The first credit card came along in the 1950s which of course eventually caused the dissolution of everyone’s bank accounts. Ray Kroc invented McDonalds which of course eventually caused the dissolution of skinny people. The superconductor was invented which of course eventually caused the dissolution of any hesitance on marketing people’s parts to use the word “Super” in front of everything. I could go on, and will because I’m enjoying myself. Viagra was invented which caused husbands to smile and wives to groan, “Oh, great” for, in extreme cases, four hours at a time. The hybrid car was invented which caused motorists to smile and oil companies to further pollute in the hopes we’d believe we were forever chained to fossil fuels. And of course cell phones were invented which caused me to talk about it just now. As a result of cell phones

taking over the communication world, many folks, myself included, have done away with the dinosaur landline phones we’d had since they were huge, black, rock-heavy instruments we kept on our desks and could be used as weapons of mass destruction against burglars. The only problem with having just a cell phone to communicate with the rest of humanity’s cell phones is that they are tiny and incredibly easy to lose. You couldn’t do that with a huge, rock-heavy landline phone no matter how hard you tried. And as a result of that, I’m inextricably tied, body and soul, to my cell phone. If I leave the house without it, no matter how far I am away, I have to return and get it because really, how am I supposed to keep in touch with everyone and let them know I’ve gone shoe shopping? And since I sit in front of my computer so much telling the world my every move, anyone have any ideas on treating modern saddle sores? You know where to Tweet me.

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THINGS TO DO

Our Top 10

area festivals, fantastic feasts, and fun Compiled by Joe Murphy Summerfest – July 2, 3 & 4 A two-day international folk music and arts celebration, this year’s Summerfest is held at the Whaling National Historical Park on the city’s waterfront. Summerfest features the best in contemporary, traditional and Celtic folk music on seven performance stages, an artisans’ marketplace, an international bazaar, seafood and other refreshments, the annual blessing of the fleet, whaleboat races, and harbor tours. This year’s musical acts include Caroline Aiken, Andrew Calhoun, John Gorka, The Kennedys, Anaïs Mitchell, Paul McKenna Band, Po’Girl, Eric Robertson & the Boston Boys, Mark T.Small, Nathaniel Smith, Tesseract, This is a Machine, Trì, Sloan Wainwright, Susan Werner, and Chuck Williams. Tickets are cheaper if you get them online: $10 for the Friday night concert, $15 for the weekend pass. The deadline for this discounted price is June 26. At the gate, each day will be $15. For information, call 508-9995231 and visit www.newbedfordsummerfest.com

Acushnet’s Celebration Week – July 3 to July 11 Acushnet’s sesquicentennial year will “celebrate small town pride in a big way,” kicking off with a Family Day Block Party all day July 3 – live bands, food, artisans, and more. July 6 is Trol12

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ley Tour and Museum Day, the Fishing Derby is on the 7th, Nostalgia Night, on the 8th will showcase classic cars, music dancing, and 60’s classic food. A dinner dance fills the next evening, and then the Fairhaven Village Militia presents Living History on the 10th, which closes with Waterfire at dusk. It all wraps up on the 11th with the Grand Parade, a Concert of the Green, and the closing ceremony. Details are at www.acushnet150.com

Bristol’s July 4th Parade One of the best, but certainly not the only reason to visit this beautiful bayside town! The drive to Bristol over the Mount Hope Bridge is one of the most scenic in our area. You’ll pass Blithewold Mansions & Gardens on your way to and from town; put the Gardens on your to-do list when you want to spend slightly more than $10. There’s lots to do in Bristol; for ideas, visit www.discoverbristol.com. And we’d like to recommend a visit to the Audubon Society of RI’s Environmental Education Center, at 1401 Hope Street. This 28-acre wildlife refuge features wildlife exhibits, touch tanks, hands-on displays, and of course, salt marshes and Narragansett Bay. See www.asri.org for more details. Bristol’s Fourth of July Celebration is our equivalent to Times Square on New Year’s Eve—exciting, colorful, a tradition! Established in 1785, it’s the

oldest continuous celebration of its kind in the U.S. For details, go to www. july4thbristolri.com

The 40th annual Whaling City Festival – July 9, 10 & 11 New Bedford’s 38th Annual Whaling City Festival showcases three stages of continuous family entertainment, dozens on food vendors, non-profit booths, over 200 craft and flea market booths, Junior, Teen and Senior talent pageants, an array of foods and refreshments, and Fanelli’s Traveling Amusement Park. It’s at Buttonwood Park, 9am to 8pm. Call 508-996-3348 or visit www.whalingcityfestival.com. Admission is FREE.

Swan Festival– July 10 (rain date July 11) The Wareham Village Association’s 14th annual Swan Festival welcomes all ages to celebrate the town’s beautiful riverfront, ride the Choo Choo Charley train to Buzzards Bay and back, and enjoy Live entertainment with 50s band Daddy O!, Blues Alley, teen rockabilly sensation Brenna and Grace Morrison. A day of magic, balloons, and dancing. Kids can come in the costume of a favorite Disney character to add to the enchantment, and they will enjoy face painting, sash decorating, mask making, and tattoos. Large food and beverage court, and an artists, authors and crafters area. For


more details, go to www.warehamvillageassociation.com/SwanFestival/ index.htm

South Coast Gospel Festival – and the 3rd Eye Open – July 17 It will be fun to try to be in two places at once! The annual Gospel Festival features acclaimed gospel singers performing a range of spiritual music, plus food and refreshments. It is in historic Fort Taber Park, from noon to 4pm. For details, call 508-993-6242 and visit www.gospelfestival.org 3rd Eye Unlimited’s annual Open is a youth-oriented festival, at Buttonwood Park in New Bedford. It showcases visual arts, basketball contests, break dancing, interactive kids’ activities, food, and live music and performance. Call 508-910-2260 and visit www.3rdeyeunlimited.com for more information.

Open Studios Tour – July 17 & 18 Spend the day traveling at your own pace throughout back-country roads of Tiverton Four Corners, Little Compton Commons, and Adamsville RI for starters, then head to Westport, to Russels Mills and Padanaram villages in Dartmouth, visiting local artists in their own workspaces in the Open Studio Tour of the South Coast. Previous tours have featured: the Roseberry-Winn Pottery & Tile studio in Tiverton, RI, the gorgeous landscape painting of Richards Gallery in South Dartmouth, and The Windblown Glass Studio by David Jusseaume. This tour offers a chance to meet the artists, see their work and the settings in which they work—often far off the beaten path in lovely, tranquil settings. The tour is free and open to the public. For a map and list of participating artists, go to www.openstudiomap.com

Cultural Survival Bazaar – July 24 & 25 A multi-national festival that gives indigenous artists and fair trade companies from around the globe a chance to sell their work to the American public. You’ll find jewelry, cloth-

ing, rugs, carvings, masks, and more. Live music, Native American storytelling, craft-making demonstrations, short films. At Tiverton Four Corners Art Center, 3852 Main Street, 10am to 6pm.

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Feast of the Blessed Sacrament – July 29 – August 1 This 4-day celebration of Portuguese culture, and in particular the heritage of the people of Madeira, is the largest event of its kind in the world. It opens on Thursday, with a procession from Earle Street at Acushnet Avenue to the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church and a special Benediction Mass, followed by the opening ceremonies at Madeira Field. There is no charge for admission or entertainment. The Feast features continuous live Portuguese and American entertainment on three stages. Entertainers include Ramana Vieira, Back Eddy Bluegrass Band, Likk, Mix Tape, extreme juggling by The Lucky Show, the magic of George Cleaves, the Marla’s Reptiles animal show, and many more music performers like Berlin (featuring Terri Nunn) and Draw the Line, the Aerosmith tribute band . And don’t miss New Bedford’s largest parade (on Sunday at 2pm), lots of Portuguese food, a 5-K road race, and more. The feast is held at Madeira Field in the city’s North End. For more information, visit www.portuguesefeast. com and call 508-992-6911.

Illumination Night – July 17 Onset’s evening tradition brings a palpable sense of anticipation and excitement to the seaside Village, a community show much like the night of Illumination at Oak Bluffs, and equally spectacular. Instead of lanterns, the whole bay is lit with 1,200 flares when the fire horn sounds. People wear comfortable shoes, sit in lawn chairs, on blankets, and soak up the red glow on the water. The evening fosters family togetherness, or romance, or both, depending upon whom you share it with. Free.

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South Coast artists open doors by Lori Bradley

Artists are busy all year throughout South Coast New England, in custom-built studios and in converted basements, garages and barns. The resulting works of art and craft are beautiful and inspiring. Some South Coast artists find time to create by carving out a few hours each week from a busy schedule. Others make a living as full-time artists. All have something in common: a need to connect and share by opening studios to other

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artists and the public to find motivation and inspiration to continue to create. The South Coast Artists Group Open Studio Tours is in the business of connecting artists with each other and the wider community. “South Coast Artists has

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unified a community of creative talent, and created a network with tremendous amounts of cultural entrepreneurship and passion to excel in a career as an artist. “What one artist may not know or understand, another one will, and we foster an environment to share and mentor one another in every way imaginable! And, happily, this summer we have grown to 66 participating artists in 45 locations!” said organization President Kelly Milukas.

July 17 & 18, August 21 & 22 On two summer weekends the Open Studios Tour artists will share their art and workspaces with the public. An alternative to visiting galleries, open studio tours are an opportunity for people to meet and talk with artists in an informal, relaxed environment and get a genuine feeling for the creative process. Visitors view finished works along with experiments and unfinished works-in-progress.


Artists are happy to discuss artistic inspirations and the practice of living a creative life. Milukas describes the experience, “The artists on these tours eagerly welcome visitors inside their studio doors to meet, and to better understand why the artist creates. It’s a really personal, genuine, hands-on way to see, understand, and maybe even take home a piece of art you have fallen in love with. Taking something home directly from the artist makes a memorable personal connection.”

Varied and creative There certainly is a diverse range of work to discover on the Tours. South Coast artists work in oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, metal and stone sculpture, basketry, fiber arts, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, paper, furniture design and mixed media. The studios are as fascinating as the art created within. A studio is an embodiment of an artist’s personality, working style and aspirations. Dora Atwater Millikin creates her textured oil paintings in a renovated barn on the site of the former Macomber turnip farm. Walking down the path leading to her pleasant workspace, visitors encounter chickens, cows and a very friendly dog. “The Tours are exciting because we’re really in the process of creating a neighborhood, an artist’s community. Every studio is so different. During the tour we can meet and really appreciate how special each

studio and artist is. And, each year this event is growing and building a larger audience,” Millikin said.

Off the beaten path A primary appeal of the Open Studio Tours is the rural atmosphere. A car or bicycle is needed to make the rounds on rural roads between the townships of Dartmouth and Westport, and Tiverton and Little Compton. “An easy-to-follow Open Studios Tour Map is available online and in brochures available at the start of the Tour and in each studio, ”Milukas said. Gather friends and family, pack a picnic lunch, visit artists studios then take a break and walk some of the glorious Dartmouth Natural Resource Trust hiking trails, visit more studios and the Westport Rivers Winery, historic Dartmouth grange, and charming shops and eateries along the way. Soak in the uncrowded, peaceful, rural landscape and atmosphere, and visit a local beach. Clearly, an entire weekend vacation can be built around the Studio Tours. While the regional landscape is a boon for artists, distance is sometimes a barrier to socialization. Watercolorist and Tour artist Carol Way Wood pointed out: “This area is very inspiring for artists because of the landscape. Still, living in a rural area means many artists work in relative isolation during the year, especially during our icy New England winters. Tour season means

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Artist Peter Morse, who shows his work nationally and in Germany, Japan, and Australia, credits the tour for motivating him to create throughout the year. “I like getting a range of critiques from non-experts. It helps me think about my work in different ways. I enjoy meeting people who haven’t been exposed art very often. I had someone come in last year and say, ‘I never met a real artist before.’ People are intrigued seeing a working studio; some just come in and look at all my metalworking tools.” Morse credits attending an open studio tour for inspiring him to pursue a career in the arts. “At age 17, I visited some studios during a similar tour and I became interested in all the steps involved in becoming an artist. It made me realize that art really can be a full-time profession.” Fiber artist Ruth Bourns agrees. “I meet new artists and arts enthusiasts on the Tour every year from all over; Boston, Providence, New York, western Massachusetts and beyond.” Bourns creates a range of fiber art and crafts from quilts to handbags to silk brocade jewelry. The Open Studio Tour is the one collaborative show she does a year. “Lots of people stop by. It truly motivates me to keep working throughout the year. It helps me build my business. I sell work and get inspired to make more. I show at other galleries during the year, but

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Onset: A spiritual landing place by Sean Wilcoxson

“If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.”

– English proverb

More than a hundred years ago, a tree was planted, and from the seeds grew happiness in a village called Onset. The town was founded on principles of spirit and growth, but today, few people know of the riches that can be found hidden throughout the village. Originally called “Pine Point,” the name Onset comes from the native people’s word, “Onkowam” meaning “Sandy Landing Place.” In the late 1800s, the town was named Onset, after a group of businessmen from Boston called the Onset Bay Grove Association purchased it through a special charter. Onset was planned to be a spiritual summer camp; based on a new religion called spiritualism. This remote area would be a sanctuary for people to come and get away from everyday life. It seems like the plan worked. That is exactly what Onset Village is today: a getaway for family and friends to breath in the fresh sea breeze and walk along the beautiful sandy beaches that make Onset what it is, a sandy spiritual landing place. 18

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Onset also became a stop along the steamboat ferry route from New Bedford to Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. But as time went on, into the 1940s when automobiles and later with the building of Route 195 from Providence to Cape Cod, Onset was passed by. People missed this wonderful village as they zoomed by on the highway. Onset would not be forgotten, it was and still is a spiritual site that people must not miss. The treasure is hidden for the ones who know where to go this summer to find it.

A Hidden Gem “People who come here, they call it a ‘hidden gem,’” said Sandra Besse, who was born and raised in Onset. She is a local realtor. “Onset has been pretty much like it was. It is diverse, and people like to come here for that reason. The beaches are all free, and it is a more family orientated village community.” Besse loves Onset, and has seen the change in the village. “Some of the stores have changed, a lot of the cottages we rent are from the 1800s. I am very happy the way things are here,” said Besse. A revitalization effort is going strong in Onset to rebuild and bring back that spirit that founded the village where time seems to have slowed down. In order to keep Onset beautiful like the way it was, the Onset Bay Association

(OBA) headed by Mary Lou Payton and Lorraine McDonald are working hard to preserve it. “We have been doing this for a long time,” said McDonald, “Sometimes it seems like one step forward, two steps back, but we are making progress.” These two women are determined to improve Onset and make it what it once was, a booming village and a haven for families. “We are all very much concerned with the betterment of Onset,” said Payton, who tells everyone “the spirit is in the family, it is very much a family place and we want to keep it that way.” Down the street from the OBA building, is a Wigwam, that holds the spirit of Onset in place. It was built to honor the native heritage of the land, over the door an inscription reads: “Erected to the Memory of the Redman—1894 —Liberty Throughout the World And Freedom to All Races”

Sit by the Sea There are so many things to do in the summer, with the hot weather urging you to jump in the cold ocean and the outdoors brimming with life, that one can almost miss the simple tradition of relaxing. On a bench overlooking the harbor, you can see it driving by going into town, is an inscription that reads: ”Take Time to Sit by the Sea”. Do what is says, take a moment to stop, sit down, and just relax. You will be amazed at the


results from feeling the spiritual side of Onset flow through you like the ocean breeze. Life is too short to be wasted zooming around from shop to shop, one errand to the next, in a never ending cycle of business. If you find yourself doing too much this summer, it might be time for a bit of that old treatment that never fails: rest and relaxation, or “R & R.” Sitting cross-legged on a rock, posing over the waters of Onset Bay, is Aquene. On the rock is a plaque with a very powerful message that is perhaps the guiding principle for life in Onset: “In the language of my people, Aquene means ‘Peace.’ We also have enjoyed the waters of this beautiful bay. In peace, preserve and protect it for untold generations yet to come.” Onset never lost the spirituality that it was founded on. The beauty and peaceful serenity of Onset Bay and the sandy beaches, as well as the local family owned stores, has everything you need for a summer that you will never want to end. In order to preserve this heritage and keep Onset Village beautiful, there are several events in July directed towards keeping the spirit that is Onset alive, and at the same time creating fun and excitement for the families to enjoy.

Canal cruise Take the family on the Viking, a cruise boat that will open your eyes to different sites along the Cape Cod Canal while the captain entertains you with fun facts and history. Learn something new and enjoy the scenery from comfortable seats on a boat leisurely motoring down the canal.

Movies at the Bandshell This event takes place every Thursday evening at Prospect Park on Onset Avenue. This is the thirteenth season of running the weekly movie. Bring the kids. The movies are all PG. Check out www.onsetvillage.com/events to find out what is playing.

Fireworks! Shell Point is the place to be this 4th of July weekend. Why? Because it is the only time of the year when you can be a part of a fireworks show and not be breaking the law! Shell Point on Onset Bay has been the host of the fireworks show for 50 years.

The OBA together with the Wareham Village Association and the Cape Canal Regional Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the Town of Wareham to sponsor this year’s fireworks. Get ready for some big explosions and dazzling dynamite to celebrate Independence Day!

Illumination Night Light up the darkness and illuminate your senses. This year, the OBA is adding a tour of Onset’s streets with brightly colored paper lanterns on porches that will make a beautiful scene you do not want to miss. In the past 25 years since Illumination Night started in Onset, it has grown into something very special to the town. Instead of closing up and going home, the spirit of Onset and its community can come together and lose themselves in the sweet spectacle of lights dispelling away the darkness.

FOX 25 Zip Trip Anyone who knows anything knows about the Zip Trip. If you do not know, it is a segment on the morning news where a reporter goes out to local towns and showcases the talent and businesses in a display. The Zip Trip will be the day before the Illumination. The intent is to showcase Onset and the beautiful harbor which will encourage more people to come and observe the flares.

Local dining Craving something delicious, fresh, and homemade that will shut your hunger up? Look no further than Melina’s Delicious Sandwiches & More, located off Central Avenue near Main Street. In its first year in Onset, this deli made it through the winter and is ready for the summer crowd with big home cooked meals. The owner, Dennis Klimavich, hand picks his fresh produce and meats at local stores to make sure his customers are satisfied. What is perhaps the most popular meal is on the Thursday Night Dinner, where you can treat yourself to a full dinner and desert for under $10, is the haddock with a lobster bisque served with wild rice. Don’t forget the strawberry shortcake for dessert! Klimavich loves Onset and its people, and welcomes everyone to come to Melina’s and enjoy some local food and WIFI internet access.

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Active Acushnet by Paul E. Kandarian Seven short days to cover 150 years of history. That’s what Acushnet is doing in July in celebration of its 150th anniversary, and what a power-packed, fun-filled seven days it will be, from July 3-11, minus the July 4 holiday and July 5. “It’s been a long time in the making,” said Sesquicentennial Chairman Matt Lopes. “One hundred and fifty years of history and 150 nights of planning.” Acushnet’s Wampanoag name is “quiet place near water,” but in July the town will come alive with what organizers are calling “celebratory fever,” befitting the long, rich history of a town that was once part of Olde Dartmouth, New Bedford and Fairhaven. Lopes’s committee has crafted a series of events to both capture the significance of the 150th anniversary yet give everyone a 21st century good time. There are museum tours and a beardgrowing contest, a militia encampment and juggling. So much to do, so little time. The week kicks off July 3 with a block party from noon to 9 p.m. in the center of town. Calling it “A Taste of Acushnet,” organizers have gathered the forces of local restaurants, artisans and craftsmen, along with musicians and street performers, to jump start the week-long party in fine style. Appearing will be more than 30 booths, 10 bands including “Doll House,” and Octopuses’ Garden Beatles’ Tribute Band. Street performers are “The Suspenders,” “Extreme Magician Lucky Bob” and living statues. Trolley tours throughout the latemorning and afternoon on July 6 will

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highlight historic locations around town and bring passengers to the Long Plain Museum for a visit. Tours run 10 a.m. to noon, noon to 2 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. There is a charge of $10 for the tour and reservations are required by calling Michelle Alves, 508-998-0057. Another highlight is a fishing derby scheduled for the morning of July 7, a contest open to kids 7-16. July 8 will be “Nostalgia Night” at the Town Green, a

chance, if you dare, to break out the ‘60s wardrobe and listen to classic rock ‘n’ roll while marveling at the shiny chrome and color of classic automobiles. A Sunset Soiree Dinner Dance at Silverbrook Farm is planned for the evening of July 9. Tickets are $65, available at Acushnet Town Hall, Silverbrook Farm, Joyce Lopes Realty, 508-998-3261 or Nickie’s Hair Design, 508-992-2103, or calling Alves. They’re setting fire to water—sort of. July 10 will see a WaterFire event on the Acushnet River starting at dusk, combining the primitive and essential elements of fire and water to a hypnotic, artistic degree. On July 10, the Fairhaven Village Militia will stage a camp-out for a living history lesson from 10 a.m. to dusk at Acushnet Riverside Park and Slocum Street Bridge. Meanwhile, there will be a battle dedication and cannons at River’s End Bridge at the head of the river. Capping off the party is a “Grande Parade” the final day of the celebration, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. Marchers will assemble along South Main Street and head to Pope Park. Afterwards, a Concert On The Green featuring the Acushnet Classic Ensemble is scheduled at the Town Green followed by closing ceremonies. “We wanted to capture the imagination as well as tell the story of Acushnet,” said Lopes, who heads a committee that also consists of Joyce D. Lopes, Wayne Richmond, Marc Cenerizo and Tom DeCosta. The full schedule of events is available at www.Acushnet150.com.

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lient designs of the 1940s, 50s, 60s. My first love was copper jewelry, modern and artistic, then came Bakelite Radios, furniture which had curves, and looked, well, ‘modern.’ My latest passion is for the wildly colorful enamel kitchen ware from the 1960s and 70s. I love the wares from Catherine Holm of Norway, but also have bowls and cookware from Finel, and Dansk. I bought my first piece, a beautiful white and black enamel bowl made by Finel, from Stone Bridge Dishes in Tiverton in 1966. I still have it, and at the time I had no idea that I would be starting a lifelong passion for enamel ware. This new world, the world of bent molded plastic and plywood chairs, chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames, just took off, and changed the July 24 & 25 • Wellesly, MA Antiques show at Elm Bank Reservation, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley. August 5, 6 & 7 • Orleans, MA The 40th Annual Cape Cod Dealers Association antiques show is indoors at the Nauset School on Route 28, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. August 7 • Little Compton, RI A wonderful old show, re-imagined by the team of Ferguson and D’Arruda, at Sakonnet Vineyards, with 55 dealers from 10am. A Preview Party is planned for Friday August 6, 2010 from 6 - 8pm. August 28 • Newport, RI Another show run by Ferguson and D’Arruda, this one at historic Rot Adams, and sponsored by the Fort Adams Trust.

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Celebrating 75 years of entertainment Little Theatre of Fall River, an all-volunteer community group which has fostered appreciation of the performing arts in the Greater Fall River area for 75 continuous years, celebrated its anniversary with a Gala at the Cultural Center in downtown Fall River. And like many good theatre productions, it had music by the Brian Bigelow Band, comedy thanks to the Rhode Island ensemble “That’s Entertainment?” and maybe even a little drama. Fall River Mayor William Flanagan served as Honorary Chair for the Gala and Maryann Goulart, of LTFR was Committee Chair. Proceeds will be used to repair and restore their historic Firebarn Theatre on Prospect Street. For more information, including how to get tickets for upcoming productions, visit www.littletheatre.net.


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Making his way Born on January 9, 1907 to Abraham and Mary Epstein, he was the third of four children. His father first made a living as a coffee and tea peddler, but later went into real estate. His mother was a loyal, hardworking housewife. From my perspective, she was a gentle, kind and caring grandmother. A graduate of New Bedford High School, Oscar was apparently well liked by his classmates. According to his 1924 yearbook, he was “the class jokesmith” and a “mighty classy outfielder.” After high school, he entered law school but dropped out after about a year. He always regretted that decision. He got a job with the old New Bedford Times as an office boy. He worked his way up to sportswriter, then sports editor. He prided himself on using the same horse’s picture for every major race, just changing the name. Apparently nobody caught on. The Times merged with The New Bedford Evening Standard; he was out of a job. In the depths of the Great Depression, he opened a restaurant, “The Rathskellar,” but it folded after a couple of years. Later he opened a “beano parlor,” (commercial bingo was legal), meeting with mixed results. In the meantime, he sold just about anything he could get his hands on. He enlisted in the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Then his luck changed for the better: he worked stateside as a clerk-typist during the war.

Mixing business and pleasure After the war, he resumed his freewheeling lifestyle, both with work and women. Then a friend introduced him to her cousin, Beatrice Dine Shafer. He was hooked. After a brief courtship, they were married on January 5, 1947. Although he was still an entrepreneur at heart, Oscar decided to settle down. He became a realtor. He owned multi28

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family homes for a while, but tired of it after getting one too many calls asking him to fix a toilet at four o’clock in the morning. He excelled at his trade. His signs, with the big red letters, “O.E. Epstein” dotted the area’s landscape. He was often asked by the City of New Bedford to testify as an expert witness on property cases. My father probably had the knowledge and expertise to be a millionaire, but instead settled for a comfortable living. He liked his profession, but loved his leisure time. He made ends meet by

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working about six hours a day. During the winter months, he spent many afternoons lying on the living room couch and smoking his stogies. When the weather got better, he moved to the porch and spent several hours on his white wicker chair, watching the world go by. He chatted with anybody who walked by, often treating little kids to candy and lollipops. He became a neighborhood landmark. One of my neighbors told me that when she gave her dates directions, she told them that her house was across the street from the old guy sitting on the porch smoking a cigar. My dad made the most of his summers. He bought an acre of inexpensive

land in Dartmouth in the mid 70s so he could have rights to the town’s beautiful Round Hill Beach. He became a landmark there too. On very hot days, he walked to the water’s edge, plopped down his chair with two legs on shore and two in the surf, dampened his towel, draped it over his head, and settled in for the afternoon.

Lessons learned But Oscar had a more serious side. He always placed a premium on learning, and developed an impressive personal library. He was a devout Jew, attending synagogue services every Saturday morning, and praying on his own each morning. He and my mother were married for 42 years, prior to her death in May 1989. Although their marriage was strained at times, I never questioned their love for each other. Our biggest connection was baseball. We watched many games together on TV, and visited Fenway Park several times each year. During my senior year of college, I joined the National Guard. After graduation, I was sent to basic training at. During my second week of boot camp, I took a routine X-ray, and the radiologist discovered a tumor in my chest. The diagnosis was Hodgkin’s disease, resulting in surgery and several months of treatment. It was a miserable ordeal, but also a blessing. It brought my dad and I closer together. We both became more aware of life’s fragility, and how short it could be. Our ties grew during my mother’s fatal illness. Six weeks after her death, my dad and I created a wonderful memory. On Father’s Day, we went to see the movie, Field of Dreams. Besides enjoying the film, the theme of reconciliation between father and son touched us both deeply. Once again, baseball served us well. Regrets? I wish I’d taped his life story in his own words. More importantly, I wished that I’d told him I loved him more often. Dear Reader, give your dad a hug. He may not show it, but it will mean the world to him. Happy Father’s Day!


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Alfresco cooking Healthy, tasty summer foods by Elizabeth Morse Read feeling bloated? It may not be just how much you ate and drank, but what you ate and drank. Here’s a quick tour of how you can plan and create more healthful menus that are easy and require less cleanup! You’ll serve bottled water, diet fruit juice/iced teas, homemade lemonade, rather than canned sodas, flavored “energy” drinks/high-calorie juices or alcohol. So, fire up the barbie!!

Skewer this! Almost all backyard cooks have those long, twisty metal skewers for shish-kebab. But they can be too hot to handle when on the grill, and they can be a pain to clean up afterwards. Easy solution. Buy the cheap 100-packs of bamboo skewers, soak them in hot water for an hour (unless you like splinters in your food), then use them to thread appetizer sticks or portion-sized grilled entrees—marinated seafood, meats, veggies. No clean-up required! Appetizers: fruit sticks (alternating chunks of strawberry, melon, kiwi, pineapple, grapes, etc.) or Italian antipasto sticks (cooked and cooled tortellini/gnocchi, low-fat cheese cubes, grilled turkey kielbasa/chicken sausage, grape tomatoes, black olives etc.); grilled seafood sticks: chunks of marinated swordfish/tuna, scallops, shrimp, onion wedges, etc.

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them using a perforated wok pan so that the pieces don’t fall through to the charcoal. Or use a wire-mesh basket, portionsized foil-packets, or for larger pieces (like quartered peppers, Portobello mushroom caps, eggplant slices) put directly on the grill (coat with oil/spray first).

Goodbye, gloppy salads! Most picnic/BBQ menus include some mayonnaise-drenched macaroni or potato salad. Yuk! Not only is it fattening, tasteless, textureless and potentially dangerous if left out in the heat for too long, but there are many better alternatives available. Experiment with new crunchy grain/potato alternatives like gnocchi, kasha, bulghur, cous-cous and barley, and even brown rice pasta.

Cut your cooking time in half Pre-cook/prepare as much of your menu as possible, and reheat in the microwave as needed just before serving. Steam corn-on-the-cob; poach bone-in chicken in the microwave, add marinade, then refrigerate before grilling. Microwave-bake potatoes/ sweet potatoes; coat quarters/wedges with oil before grilling in a mesh basket.

Cook/steam in foil A favorite with campers, outdoorsmen, and Scouts, foil-wrapped packets placed in hot coals can prepare one ingredient or a whole meal. Delicate foods like veggies, fish, and even stews do well with this method. Recipes abound online, but it’s a no-brainer way to cook outside with no clean-up required! Continued on page 28

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Continued from page 26 Use double layers of foot-square heavy-duty aluminum, spray with Pam/olive oil (to prevent sticking), add ingredients, then tent-fold tightly to create an airtight packet. You can cook some directly on the grill, or nestle them in white-hot coals (cover them with a few more coals), and cook according to directions. Here’s a sample recipe:

Foil-wrapped fish steaks Cut up thick fish steaks (tuna, swordfish, salmon) into portion-sized squares (4"x4"); prepare foil, add a layer of sliced onion, tomatoes, cabbage leaves, sprinkle of herbs (these will steam/flavor the fish); add the fish pieces, top with a squirt of lemon juice, more veggies, fold up tightly (do not pierce). Bury in hot coals for 20 minutes, then carefully turn each packet over and cook for another 15 minutes. Test contents of one packet for “doneness.” If not thoroughly cooked, rewrap in another sheet of heavy-duty foil, and continue cooking them all for another 10 to 15 minutes. Serve in the individual packets, or transfer to a heated platter. Easy clean-up!

Salad bonanza Throw out the tired iceberg lettucebased salad recipe and try out these crisp, healthy alternatives. Serve with low-fat, low-sodium dressing or make you own. [see Healthful sauces, marinades, dressings]

Bean Salad A classic New England summer dish, full of protein, fiber and vitamins! Low on fat and sodium, too. 1 can red kidney beans 1 can cannellini (white kidney beans) and/or… n 1 can chick peas (garbanzo, ceci) n 1 can black beans n 1 can cut green beans n 1 sm can sliced black olives n Chopped red onion/scallion/celery n Low-sodium, non-fat Italian dressing n Fresh-ground black pepper n 1 tsp. Celery seed n

Drain and rinse each canned ingredient in a colander (this will remove much of the sodium). In a large mixing bowl, mix these and all remaining ingredients, sprinkle with enough dressing to coat. Mix thoroughly, cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir/shake before serving.

Cucumber Salad (Tzatziki) This classic Greek topping for gyro sandwiches is an excellent complement for salads, grilled seafood, or as a side dish. 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and chopped n 2 – 6 oz. cartons non-fat plain Greek yoghurt n Smidgen of lemon peel/zest (optional) n 2 tsp. lemon juice n 1 tsp. dried mint or dill weed n 1 clove garlic, minced n

Mix all ingredients thoroughly, refrigerate until ready to serve.

Irresistible Salad Forget about tasteless, wilted lettuce salads! You can go crazy with this basic mix—think “colorful”: 1 bag rinsed baby spinach leaves Sm. can mandarin oranges, rinsed n Sliced radishes n Chunks of peeled, seeded cucumber n Sautéed mushroom caps, chilled n Minced garlic n 1/2 cup Craisins ® n Lemon juice, olive oil n n

Rinse and pat dry spinach. Saute mushrooms in a little olive oil, garlic, drain and cool. Toss all ingredients with a few squirts lemon juice and olive oil, refrigerate. Serve as is or top with chunks of grilled chicken, scallops, shrimp. Great with Tabbouli and shish-kabob.

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Healthy Burgers It’s not just for ground beef anymore! Make your own patties from scratch —never use frozen, pre-packaged patties. Experiment with new ingredients—ground chicken, turkey, even buffalo! Add lots of chopped veggies (to add moisture), herbs, then grill until done.


Or try “veggie burgers! Take trimmed caps of Portobello mushrooms/thick slices of eggplant dipped in oil/herbs. Grill until fork-test done, then stack up on a healthful bun/corn tortilla/pita bread, add sliced tomato/onion/grilled peppers or tzatziki.

Tabbouli A refreshing, healthful salad/grain side-dish, tabbouli can be made with many different ingredients, but this is my favorite version. Great with grilled meats/shish-kebab—and it refrigerates well. A note about bulghur: this wholewheat, high-fiber grain is free of sodium, cholesterol and low in saturated fat—it’s available in major supermarkets and health-food stores. 1 cup dried bulghur

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Prepare gnocchi according to directions; drain and rinse in colander. Defrost and pat dry seafood. In a covered, non-stick skillet, heat some olive oil, garlic and pesto. Saute seafood, flipping several times until cooked through. Remove to platter; add cooked gnocchi to hot oil, sauté until browned, add ½ cup water, cover with greens and a few squirts lemon juice, a sprinkle of ground nutmeg (cuts any bitter taste in dark greens). Cover, lower heat and steam until greens are wilted. Transfer to platter, top with cooked seafood, serve with lemon wedges. Experiment with other veggies like asparagus, artichoke hearts or mushrooms.

Grilled pineapple A great accompaniment to pork, chicken or seafood dishes. Drain cans of no-sugar pineapple slices (I slice per person), sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg or apple-pie spice mix, grill for a few minutes in a mesh grill basket, on both sides until soft and marked with grilling lines.

Healthful sauces, marinades, dressings Most commercially-available BBQ sauces, marinades and dressings are loaded with sodium, fats, and sugars. Find healthy alternatives or create your own concoctions after researching online. Check out Ken’s Steak House, Olde Cape Cod or Mrs. Dash products. Instead of mayo or sour cream, try low-fat mayos or non-fat plain Greek yoghurt. Mix lemon juice/red wine vinegar, olive oil and your favorite fresh herbs for a salad dressing or marinade. And always reach for the lemon juice instead of the salt shaker!

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REGIONAL NEWS

Region underated by Stephen C. Smith

Many argue that the South Coast has a big chip on our regional shoulder—that we are the Rodney Dangerfield of the Commonwealth. They say we perceive every action that doesn’t go our way as a slight to our regional character, and that we are convinced that Boston and our state government look down on us—and not just based upon our relative positions on a map. While we are not above using our “chip” when it is to our advantage, there is ample evidence to suggest that the chip on our regional shoulder is very real and that we have in fact not been treated fairly over the years. As the old saying goes…just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. What slings and arrows have we endured to acquire this paranoia? Here are just a few.

during the debate over designating the Taunton River as a Wild and Scenic River, Congressman Rob Bishop from Utah proclaimed: “The only part of this river that is scenic is the graffiti found on the bridges and embankments, and the only thing that is wild are the gangs that wrote this in the first place.” Now there’s respect! Fortunately, we had Congressman Frank to put him in his place.

The armpit comment

Can’t get there from here

In the early 1980s, a Cabinet Secretary from Governor Ed King’s administration proclaimed in front of hundreds of stunned people at the Venus de Milo in Swansea that southeastern Massachusetts was no longer “the armpit of Massachusetts!” What was he thinking? Trying to boost our spirits by saying that we were no longer the armpit? With friends like that... About that same time, there was a struggle over where the state would invest millions in a Massachusetts Microelectronics Research and Technology Center. The decision came down to Taunton vs. Westboro when the state’s Secretary of Economic Affairs, George Kariotis, referred to our region as the “end of the universe.” Better than an armpit, but still pretty insulting. The 36 acre facility was established in Westboro. In 2008, on the floor of congress

The MBTA sees fit to operate commuter rail lines from Boston to Rockport, Newburyport, Haverhill, Lowell, Fitchburg, Worcester, Needham, Franklin, Stoughton, Lakeville, Plymouth, Scituate and even Providence RI, but getting service to the South Coast has been met with enormous resistance. That battle continues today. The recent fight over the proposed UMass Law School exposed even more prejudice against our region, with statements of contempt both ignorant and all too common. Politically, we don’t fare much better. We have no statewide office holders from the region and have not had for generations. Through the wonders of Gerrymandering, our representatives in Congress are from Worcester, Newton, Boston and Quincy. The proposal for a southeastern

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Massachusetts seat was scoffed at by Boston policy makers years ago, but we have the last laugh with four different representatives to turn to in Washington. One of the ironies of our public perception comes when people from Boston and beyond deign to visit us. I’d love to have five dollars for every time I heard a variation of this line: “I didn’t realize how nice it was down here.” That comment always reveals the degree to which people’s image of our region does not align with reality. All this is not to say that we don’t have real issues that need our attention. Our educational levels still lag far behind the state and this factor, more than any other, will determine our economic future. On a more superficial note, our litter problem in public places and highways is outright embarrassing and our collective driving habits are not much better. Recent campaigns to brand the South Coast have been extraordinarily successful despite a skeptical Boston Globe op-ed about “Renaming the ‘Armpit’” a dozen years ago.

Part of Providence? The Boston TV outlets are no longer ceding this territory to Providence and are now routinely giving equal time to our murders and outrageous events right up there with the rest of metro Boston. We have arrived! Even if the lack of respect is real and the chip on our regional shoulder has been earned, let’s not use this as an excuse to do nothing but complain and expect reparations. We still have an obligation to get it done for ourselves while making the case for equal treatment from Boston. It’s the least they can do.


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Dartmouth Building Supply has completed installation of the region’s largest private solar energy project at its 958 Reed Road manufacturing facilities location in North Dartmouth. The project was designed and managed by Solar Installation Limited in Brockton, a division of Munro Electric. The solar photovoltaic grid system

consists of 960 solar panels producing 201,600 kilowatts of electricity annually—enough to provide 80% of DBS’s manufacturing facilities’ power needs. Unused power generated on weekends will be sold back to the grid. The project qualified for financial rebates that reduce the firm’s investment cost and payback period.


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WINE NOTES

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If there was ever a wine that was meant to go with a smoked, grilled hunk of meat, it’s a Syrah. These wines can hold their own and compliment all manner of smoked and grilled meats, from T-bone steaks to barbecued ribs as well as fine filets. But, in spite of its ancient history, wines made from the grape with the traditional name Syrah are just now receiving the recognition they deserve.

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While Syrah has its roots in the Rhone region of France, it is doing quite well in several regions in California. It is also literally celebrated as the “national wine” of Australia. There, it is known by a slightly different name. They call it “ Shiraz” and some Aussies say it like “she-rats”! Like any other interesting wine grape, in Australia it is made in several styles and it is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon. There are some truly intense red wines made with this variety like the classic Penfold Grange. This is considered to be the flagship wine of Australia. Originally called Grange Hermitage, capitalizing on the name of one of great French Syrah wines, l’ Hermitage, they had to change the name, dropping the Hermitage in order to distribute it in the European Common Market. The wine is incredible, as it its


price, as it now runs for $500 a bottle, or even more. But fortunately there are many pleasant and interesting Australian Shiraz wines available that are more reasonable priced.

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Consider the budget priced Yellow Tail Shiraz. The Australian producer of the Yellow Tail brand has been accused of “flooding” the U.S. wine market with low cost inferior wines. But this cannot be true because their Shiraz, and its cousin of other varietals, have pleased the market with both price and adequate quality at a time when we most need it. Yellow Tail Shiraz has been served at many public function or large social gatherings where the host of the event needed a good “cheap” wine. I can assure you that it has filled this need. I believe I have had the Shiraz at least three or four such events and I found it pleasant and adequate for this purpose. The wine is a medium bodied red wine with a nice aroma of berries and more berry fruit and a little spice in the flavor. I have found that it went really well with barbecues food, from chicken and pork chops to steak and spicy sausages. It is available at $8 for a bottle and $14 for a 1.5 liter bottle (2 bottles), but this wine is often on special so watch for these bargains. There are a number of other so-called good value Shiraz wines around at these prices. So check these out too.

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They were two of the most expensive wines in the lineup. Okay, maybe I’m a snob. But rest assured I was also looking for the bargains, and my third choice was the Greg Norman at $16 on special for $14 at that time. The general public didn’t seem to care for my two top choices but I figured the small but obvious tannin that these wines exhibited may have put them off. I have found that if you are eating a piece of cheese or some red meat, this tannin literally disappears. While California Syrahs and Australian Shirazes are all descended of the classic Syrah of the Rhone region in southeastern France, there is a discernible difference. The question is: “Is this difference due to the different genetics, or is it that the wine grapes are different because of soil, climate, and cultivation differences, or, of course, differences in wine making styles?” Or, perhaps the Aussie Shiraz comes from a different clone. This topic is far to complex to discuss here, so let’s just accept the fact that Californian Syrahs and Australian Shirazes are a little different, whatever the reason.

Moderately priced A popular moderately priced Shiraz is Wolf Blass’s Southern Australia Shiraz with its “yellow label,” and it says so on the bottle. Just remember Wolf Blass wines were around a long time before “Yellow Tail” and they want to remind folks about that. The aroma is loaded with ripe raspberries with a flavor

of more berries, plum, spice and oak plus a little tannin. The wine is medium to full bodied, well balanced, and has a nice lingering aftertaste. I have had it with New Zealand lamb chops and it was a great pairing. This excellent wine runs only $11 to $12 a bottle. There are a number of classic albeit a little more costly Shiraz wines that you will often find in good wine shops and restaurants. You can get Thorn-Clarke “Terra-Barossa” Shiraz at $17 a bottle. First you need to know that Barossa is a designated Australian wine region located in the south central part of Australia and known for its fine wines. A portion of the Shiraz used in the Penfold Grange Shiraz comes form this region. And like Penfold, Thorn-Clarke uses American oak on their Shiraz. This wine is a deep purple garnet and has a complex aroma of blackberry and plum fruit with a tease of oak. It is full bodied and well balanced except with a bit of tannin which should dissipate within a year or so in the cellar, or moderate at least a little with 15 or 20 minute breathing, (But check it as it breaths.) Some say it has dark chocolate component in the after taste. It is definitely a good and complex Shiraz well worth the price. So when you pull out your “barbie” and do that hunk of meat, give the Aussie’s national wine a try and have a Shiraz. “Good day mate! Have a nice summer.”


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From Bach to rock by Sean Wilcoxson

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his summer is going to be one rockin’ good time with classical music, not the music of “dead guys,” or “living dead guys,” this is the Cranberry Coast Concert season, the “Year of the Piano.” How can it be possible to bring to life the vibrant music from composers from so long ago? The answer is brought to you by pianists Kirk Whipple and Marilyn Morales, who, together with world-renowned musicians, have put together the Cranberry Coast Concerts.

Not the same old symphony The fifth season of the Cranberry Coast Concerts is celebrating the birthdays of famous classical musicians like Bach, Chopin, and Schumann, with complete focus on the piano and its beautiful sounds. Everyone from children to older adults will enjoy the sounds played on stage throughout July in Onset, Wareham, Attleboro, Mansfield, Buzzards Bay, and New Bedford. Starting off the festivities is the first annual Cranberry Coast Concerts Young Artists Competition, which will be held on Tuesday July 6 from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring outstanding young artists Charissa Hamel (soprano, pianist and bassoonist) and Braden Austin (tenor). Student performers aged six to 26 will receive personal attention from festival coordinators in preparation for the Outstanding Artist Concert on July 8 at the Community of Christ Church, the top performer who wins will be awarded a prize of $100. Participants pay $10 to get in, for spectators, tickets are $5. For the rest of July, the Piano Seminar will introduce people to the CCC in a discussion preview of the works that will be presented in this “Grand Weekend of Pianists.” The pianists are Kirk, Marilyn, and Rorianne Schrade. Expect

magic to pour out of the keys and into the audience to please the mind with works such as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Ravel, and Liszt.

thing,’ —wrong. This year it is different, unusual, and geared toward the audience,” said Whipple. “We like to have fun while we play, it is not like those boring suit and neck-ties playing endless symphonies, we get into it.” Even the little ones will get into it! On Wednesday, July 14 from 1 to 2 pm at the Wareham Free Library, an “Informance” for Children invites kids to come and discover a world of music with professional, local, and national concert artists.

Rhythm on the Beach Summer kicks off with “Rhythm at Onset Beach,” a one-time event on July 20 from 4 to 6 pm. It’s free, so come and rock out! Ever wanted to just jam on the drums? Or maybe just feel the beat and get deeper into music? Rhythm masters of CCC will be on site to teach anyone interested in learning how to play this fun instrument. A Night at the Movies Spectacular Night in Onset means just that, a spectacle not to be missed this summer! In a tribute to music in movies, the CCC stars shine bright to bring back that old nostalgic feeling of past moments, with a “tour de force” concert of songs and instrumentals from old favorite to modern cinema classics. Be there July 22 at the Community of Christ Church Tabernacle at 7 pmTickets are sold at the door for $20 general admission, and $18 for seniors. A rich concert of violin and piano Chris Brown on the piano and violinist Wilson Pedrazas wow the audience with a duo of unparalleled classical repertoire. They feature Sonata’s by Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy, as well as Tzigane by Maurice Ravel. People can attend the show on July 30 at Eastern Bank in Wareham, and July 31 at the Grace Episcopal Church in New Bedford at 7pm both nights. Tickets sold at the door for $20 general admission, $18 for seniors. The mastermind behind these dazzling shows featuring all summer long is Kirk Whipple. In a rare interview with the man, Whipple explains that this concert series is unlike any other before it. “With classical music, people always say every year, ‘It’s the same old

Reason for the season This concert series main goal is to raise money to keep classical music alive, at the same time offering it to young students and the community. The money that is raised will go toward buying two Yamaha Grand Pianos, which will be put in Eastern Bank and in Onset at the Community Church. By doing this, piano teachers and students can hold recitals without spending anywhere up to $80,000 dollars on renting a piano, they can afford it with the purchase of “community pianos.” Kirk and his wife Marilyn, alongside friend Marilyn Brown, are from Miami, where in 2006, they were vacationing up north here in the South Coast, and created the Cranberry Coast Concerts. Now they are pleased at how the concerts are growing and expanding. “We just wanted to make music and have a good time in the summer here in the South Coast,” said Whipple. If you’d like to enjoy your favorite music or come discover a different sound, be sure to catch one or more of the Cranberry Coast Concerts in this “Year of the Piano.” For more information please call the Cranberry Coast Concerts info line: (508) 491-8888; email: CCC@WhipMo. com, or check out their myspace: www.myspace.com/cranberrycoastconcerts

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