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Small Business Saturday

Red balloons and window signage will welcome holiday shoppers to Whitinsville businesses celebrating Small Business Saturday, on November 28 from 10am until 5 pm. Community businesses will be offering free giveaways, special gifts, fun activities, discounts, coupons, and surprises for all ages during the day. This year, visitors will enjoy traveling by trolley to businesses that extend beyond the downtown. Children ages 4-10 are invited to participate in a coloring contest for prizes. Santa is even expected to make an appearance! Retail stores, restaurants, service providers, activity and entertainment venues are excited for this opportunity to thank patrons from the Blackstone Valley and beyond. "This is our chance to give back to loyal customers and to share with new visitors the many services available in our quaint and historic downtown," said Michelle Siefken of Art...Make It Real. “It's our hope to revitalize and reenergize a once vibrant downtown and to introduce the community to local small businesses,” added Christine Guanipa from Little Man Handbags. Punch Cards identifying participating businesses, activities, and free giveaways will be located in the former home of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Building at 110 Church Street on November 28 from 10 am-5 pm. Small Business Saturday is a national shopping day held annually in the United States on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. American Express conceived the concept in 2010 to ensure local, small business is included in the busy shopping time between Black

Centennial Celebration Committee appointed

DAR DAy o f  Se Rv ic e : The c aptain Job Knapp c hapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated the 125th Anniversary of its founding with a DAR Day of  Service  at  the  c orbin  c emetery  in  Dudley.  Above (left to right) Beverly Nelson of Douglas; Addie Healy & Sylvia  Gamache  of  Dudley;  and  c arolyn  Lavallee  of Whitinsville dressed in period attire for the event.  See complete story on page 20 Friday and Cyber Monday. Participating Whitinsville merchants invite you to like their Small Business Saturday Facebook page Shop Small

01588. For more information, contact Michelle Siefken at Art…Make It Real (508.450.7120) or Christine Guanipa at Little Man Handbags (508.341.6211).

Back in 2012, when the Millville Board of Selectmen appointed the Centennial Celebration Committee, May 1st, 2016 seemed barely a blip on a far-off horizon. It was a long way off, giving the committee the idea that there was plenty of time to plan centennial events and raise the funds to support them. Time does have a way of creeping up on us and now, here we are, in November of 2015, just months before those Centennial events are slated to begin. Since its appointment, the Centennial Committee has met monthly and now meets twice a month to work on specific events that are included in centennial planning. To date, the committee has sponsored three Community Family Fun Days in the Park and raised funds through Toll Days and the sale of Centennial T-shirts and bracelets. The committee, names old and new in Millville's history, Keith Wing and Jennifer Dean Wing, Co-Chairmen, Margaret Carroll, Honorary Chairman, Les Davis, Treasurer, Lois Salome, Secretary, Tina Cook, Police Chief Ron Landry, Adam Derosiers, Pam Dean Kobetitsch, Catherine Valacer Robinson and Caryn Vernon, have now moved into high gear, releasing a calendar of centennial events and embarking on a broad fundraising campaign. Opening the Centennial celebration year will be the Grand Parade, scheduled for May 1st, 2016, the actual Birthday of Millville’s inception! The parade, with floats, walking units and marching bands will step off from Providence and Central Streets, proceed down Central to Main, march down Main and will disband at the Blackstone town line. All town and local clubs, organizations, churches and neighborhoods are

invited to participate in the kickoff parade. Through the years, Millville has been famous for its entertaining shows featuring local talent on the local stage. The 2016 Centennial Celebration will present the Millville Memories Show, featuring the return of many of the same cast members who participated in the 50th and 75th anniversary celebrations in 1966 and 1991. The show is scheduled for June 24 and 25, 2016 in the Carroll Auditorium at Millville Elementary School. Also on the schedule of centennial events is a Concert in the Park with a fireworks display, Community Family Fun Day, Centennial 5K Road Race and the culminating event, the Centennial Banquet, which is scheduled for October 2nd, 2016 at the Imperial Ballroom, in Mendon, Millville's mother town. To offset the cost of Centennial events, the committee is beginning a four-pronged fundraising campaign. Town residents, former residents, local businesses and vendors who do business with the town are being invited to participate in all centennial events and are also invited to make a donation in any amount to help fund those celebration events. All donations will be publicly acknowledged and are tax deductible. Donations may be forwarded to Millville Centennial Celebration Committee, 8 Central Street, Millville, MA 01529 Anyone interested in participating in or helping with Centennial events should contact the committee at the above address or email: millvillecentennial@gmail.com or on Facebook at Millville Centennial Celebration.

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Town News

Stefanilo Town Loop Challenge The Dan Stefanilo Town Loop Challenge will take place on Sunday, November 22nd, rain or shine, at the Taft Early Learning Center, 16 Granite Street, Uxbridge. Join the fun and excitement as runners and walkers alike face the challenge of circling the town

in a 3.4 mile loop. Proceeds from this event benefit the students of Uxbridge Public Schools. For more information or to register please visit the website: https://sites. google.com/a/uxbridge.k12.ma.us/town loop/

Northbridge Historical Society to host guest speaker

The Northbridge Historical Society will meet Monday, November 2nd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Whitinsville Social Library. Following a short business meeting, which will include plans for the Christmas party; Bill Ballou, sportswriter for the Worcester Tele-

gram, will offer his perspective on the heyday of the textile leagues which flourished during the early twentieth century in "Baseball in the Valley." Admission is free and open to the public.

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Wounded Warrior Project Fundraiser

A Wounded Warrior Project fundraiser sponsored by Douglas Boy Scout Troop 134 will be held on Saturday, November 7, 10 – 4 at the Fire Station on 64 Main Street in Douglas. They will be selling paracord bracelets and key chains made by the scouts, leaders and parents. Donations will also be accepted. In cooperation will be Douglas Cub Scout Pack 134 clothing drive for Homeless Veterans. Please drop off clean clothing, shoes, and winter items for both women and men veterans at the Fire Station. Come out and meet some of the scouts, leaders, Veterans and Fire Department. A newly carved sign on display outside u xbridge Town Hall.  Show our Veteran’s you care!

New historic marker at Uxbridge Town Hall

The historic Town Hall in Uxbridge, has recently installed a newly carved historic marker outside the 19th-century building as part of its beautification project. Located at 21 S. Main Street, the Town Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In November of 2014, the Town of Uxbridge applied to Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) for a Partnership Grant for partial funding of the project to create and install a historic marker at the Town Hall. The sign was crafted by Uxbridge Carvers of Cranston, RI, and was installed in early October. “We are pleased to support projects like these,” explained Charlene Perkins Cutler, Executive Director of BHC.

“Identifying and celebrating historic buildings adds to the community’s character and demonstrates our pride in the National Heritage Corridor.” Records show that the Town Hall was built in the 1880s and an old burial ground had to be relocated to build it. The structure was added to the National Registry of Historic Places 100 years later. In the 1930s, its auditorium showed movies, and concerts were held there for weekend entertainment. Recent improvements include the redecoration of a portion of the Town Hall with assistance from a local artist who was funded by the local Cultural Council. The artist’s prints were donated to the Town and are on display in the

Board of Selectmen’s room. “I would like to thank Blackstone Heritage Corridor for the partial funding of the new Uxbridge Town Hall sign that was recently installed in the green space in front of Town Hall,” David Genereux, Uxbridge Town Manager announced. “Uxbridge Carvers provided the design and finished product and added the gold leaf at no additional charge.” An energetic nonprofit, Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities, businesses and residents to ensure the long term vitality of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

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Rotary Club supports Coats For Kids

The Rotary Club of Uxbridge would like to remind everyone that they are in the process of purchasing warm coats for children in need served by our local food pantries in the towns of Uxbridge, Douglas, Northbridge, Blackstone and Millville. For the past several years, through the support and generosity of so many in the community, they have provided over 700 brand new coats to local kids. This year they are providing over 170 coats and they are close to reaching this year’s funding goal! How can you help? Your donation of just $18.00 will provide a new warm coat to one child who may otherwise go without. 100% of your donation to this program is used to purchase coats. Checks made payable to The Rotary Club of Uxbridge may be mailed to: The Rotary Club of Uxbridge, P O Box 4, Whitinsville, MA 01588. Donations may also be made by credit/debit card at squareup.com/market/uxbridgerotary or through our Facebook page. For more information about the Coats for Town Kids program and the Rotary Club of Uxbridge, please visit www. UxbridgeRotaryClub.org or Facebook Uxbridge Rotary Club. It is the goal of the Rotary Club of Uxbridge to make a difference, right here in the Blackstone Valley and also around the world, through their affiliation with Rotary International. With the help of the community they will lend a hand wherever they see a need. Thank you again to everyone whose generous support over the past years has made Operation Warm / Coats for Town Kids a great success and a sincere thank you to those who will contribute again this year!

Douglas Cable Access News

This month, the Public Channel 191 is showing the following programs: Physician’s Focus, North Uxbridge Baptist Church Service, KidMissing, Senior Center Programming, Blackstone Valley Community Chorus Concert, and Road to Recovery. On Douglas Government Channel 192 you will find 24/7 playback of open meetings from the previous weeks. Also available are the latest Blackstone Valley Tech School Committee meetings. Find the video archive online for streaming and/or download at DouglasMa.org/Cable. Douglas residents join the free Digital Video Fundamentals class, offered year-round at the studio in the Douglas Municipal Center. Sign up or read the course overview at Douglas MA.org/Cable. Connect with them on Twitter and Facebook@Douglas CableTV for updates and information. For additional information or to connect with Douglas Cable email: cable@douglasma.org.

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UCG shares its bounty Another bountiful season draws to a close on town owned land at the top of the hill on Sutton Street. Uxbridge Community Gardens (UCG) membership has reached its capacity for the second year at one hundred active garden plots, four of which are designated to providing fresh vegetables for the People First Food Pantry. Organizer and chief volunteer Jeremy Franceschi reports an impressive total for the season. “Mary (Beauchamp) and I picked 33 lbs today, to bring our total for the year to 1,378 lbs. There will still be kale and beets to pick after the frost, but they won't add much weight.” Volunteers have been picking tomatoes, peppers, squash,

beans, and a variety of root and leafy vegetables all summer on Monday evenings or Tuesday mornings according to the weather and transporting carloads of produce to the PFFP in town. “I don't think we did too bad, considering what a difficult weather year we had, even though we're no where near year last year's total of 1,800 lbs,” says Franceschi. “Donations from other gardeners certainly helped keep fresh vegetables on the tables of the 150 families who regularly visit PFFP.” For more information about UCG, visit us on facebook or the town website: www.uxbridgema.gov/. Watch for information coming soon on applying for a garden plot for next season.

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Project Kibble for pets

Times are tough, the economy is tight and it can be hard to make ends meet. What about your four-legged friends? Project Kibble is a food pantry for pets and Dog Orphans is excited to announce they are hosting Project Kibble to help area pets. They will accept donations of wet and dry dog food, cat food, kitty litter, treats, small rodent food, bird and fish food to be distributed to local food pantries. Items can be donated to the

shelter anytime during business hours. Please no opened or expired food since the pantries will not accept these items. They need your help in distributing these items and information to other local pantries that will gladly take animal food donations. Please call 508476-1855 or email them at info@dog orphans.com to ask how you can help keep this project alive and help others keep their pets!

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Christmas Festival at Mansion On Sunday, December 6th the Asa Waters Mansion will host their Annual Christmas Festival as part of the Millbury Chain of Lights; Lighting of the Christmas Tree at the Millbury Bandstand will Take Place at 4:30 p.m. The Asa Waters Mansion’s Christmas Festival is free and open to the public, and includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday entertainment, refreshments, grand raffle, and more. Doors will open at 11:00 am followed by entertainment, 11:30 am: Patti Morris Shake It Up Dancers Unlimited, 12:30 pm: Elmwood Street School Chorus, 1:30 pm: Shaw School Wind Ensemble, 2:30 pm:


“Night Before Christmas” reading immediately followed by the Dynamic Duo, 3:30 pm: Greendale Retired Men’s Club Chorus, 4:30 pm: Shaw School Chorus and Christmas Tree Lighting, 5:00 pm: Grand Raffle Drawing. For details regarding the Millbury Chain of Lights see www. facebook.com/asawatersmansion or facebook.com/millbury chainoflights The Asa Waters Mansion located at 123 Elm Street in Millbury is listed on the National and State registers of historic sites.

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walk in the library to promote National Storywalk Day. On Tuesday, November 24th, the READY,SET STEAM Program will be at 10:00 for preschoolers, and is funded by an LSTA grant. Registration is required for this program. For more information about library programming, please visit the library’s website: http://www.northbridgemass. org/whitinsville-social-library.

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Funday Monday, My Pal and Me Art Club will be held on Nov. 9th at 3:30 for students in K-Grade 4. They will make Turkey Clay pot centerpieces with the help of their Pal. Craft Club for Grades 5 and up will be held on the 16th, creating a Thankfulness project on canvas. Both programs require registration, by calling 508-234-2151, or stopping by the library. On Monday, the 23rd there will be drop in Legos Club

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On Saturday, December 5, at 9AM enjoy a fun morning to share with the whole family. Held at the Whitinsville Golf Club and presented by the Northbridge Middle School Booster Club. All proceeds will benefit middle school sports. Tickets are $10/child and $12/adult and include a breakfast buffet, holidaythemed crafts, a visit with Santa, a raffle table and a great photo opportunity! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Visit: www.nmsboosterclub.com and go to the Registration tab.

What is often overlooked however is how much of our thought-life contains seeds of health and ease or disease and its symptoms. Some major contenders are anger, resentments and attachments to how we think things, people and places ought to be. Overall it’s love, forgiveness and letting go that are the real healers. When a seemingly insurmountable mountain confronts you in your thinking is the exact time to practice choosing to realize what happens inside your mind is what must be diligently watched. As soon as a quiet moment presents itself, it can help to offer up the Serenity Prayer or another that reminds you there is always a choice of acceptance of the things you cannot change, courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference. There is much intelligence in such a simple prayer and such so that it can make an enormous difference in how we set about looking at our lives. Peace is a priceless gift that accompanies health and follows after right thoughts. May you be full of health, love and peace today. Sheryl Corriveau is a holistic health coach and also runs a pilates personal training studio in Uxbridge. To take your life to the next level or receive more support on health and wellness, visit www.SherylCorriveau.com and sign up for email updates. A workshop in Serenity is being offered on Wednesday, November 11th from 6-7 PM at the Harbro Professional Builidng in Whitinsville. To preregister call 774254-1146. Suggested donation per person $10.

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Holiday in New emergency service available to military families a Shoebox Campaign Uxbridge Supports Our Troops has been busy organizing a community effort to reach out to the troops in time for the holidays with their annual shoebox campaign.The Shoebox Campaign is a way to show support for these brave men and women. All you need to do is fill a shoebox with any of the items listed below and drop off the unsealed shoebox to the Whitin Elementary School, the McCloskey Middle School, or the Uxbridge Town Hall between November 1st -20th. The donation will go a long way in making the troops feel a little more comfortable over the holidays. If you prefer to put your donations in a bag instead of a shoebox, that’s fine, too. If you wish to make a monetary donation to Uxbridge Supports Our Troops to help defray shipping costs, checks may be made payable to Uxbridge Supports Our Troops and dropped off or mailed to the Uxbridge Town Hall (21 S. Main St.). If you wish to include a personal note or card, USOT will make sure it travels with your package. If you have any questions regarding this campaign, or you would like to add a name to USOT’s list, please call either Diane at 508-278-5131 or email Linda at lasimonds@charter.net. Or visit them on Facebook. POSSIBLE ITEMS FOR SHOEBOx : AA or AAA batteries Lip balm Holiday decorations Greeting cards CDs and DVDs Pens and pencils Small games Hard candy Gum Non-perishable, sealed snacks Beef jerky Socks T-Shirts Red Sox or Patriots memorabilia Amazon or iTunes gift cards

Kids Night Out dates announced

The Uxbridge Friends of Music and students of the music program at Uxbridge High School are having a kids only event full of pizza, snacks, face painting, crafts, games, activities in the gym and more! Kids in preschool through 5th grade are welcome. Please contact Mikaela Shanley at shanleym28@gmail.com or Barbara Gardner at Gardner22@charter.net. Pre-registration fee is $20.00 per child. UPCOMING DATES: • December 12, 2015 • February 6, 2016 • April 9, 2016

The American Red Cross has launched a new digital tool that allows military families the option to quickly communicate an emergency message from a computer, tablet or smartphone. This free and secure service will also allow users to track the progress of an emergency message from verification through delivery. "On a consistent basis, more than 110,000 military families reach out to the American Red Cross for emergency assistance,” said Koby J. Langley, Senior Vice President of Service to the

Armed Forces for the American Red Cross. “That’s approximately 300 military families per day. This new online tool, designed for today’s military family, offers a better and more efficient way to serve our military community during their time of need.” Hero Care is the new digital program established by the American Red Cross. It provides military families with an easier method of communication between families and military during times of emergency. There is a local call center in Springfield with a team

supporting the Hero Care Network. A military member or a member of their family who needs to initiate an emergency message can go to redcross.org/HeroCareNetwork or call 877-272-7337. After a message is started online, an emergency communication specialist will begin the emergency verification process required to deliver it to the military member’s command. During the verification process, the


“The Elf who came in from the cold” performances slated

A Christmas One Act, “The Elf Who Came in From the Cold,” by Kevin Bevret, directed by Holly Dion, will be presented on November 13th and 14th at 8:00 p.m, and a matinee on Sunday November 15th at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, and the matinee is $5. The presentation is a comic look at 3 elves who

are asked by Santa to go to New York and encourage the spirit of Christmas, and they end up in a bar, and try to carry out their task. Held at the Community House, on Court Street, in Uxbridge, located next to the First Congregational Church of Uxbridge. Tickets are available by calling 508842-0867 or hollydion@aol.com

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Teaching unsportsman like conduct Dear Editor,

On Thursday October 8th, I attended a football game between the Northbridge and Marlborough Middle School teams. However, I must express my disgust and disappointment at the behavior of a coach of the Northbridge Middle School football team. At one point in the game, an athlete on the Marlborough team was injured during the course of play. This happens. Football by nature is a physical game. Typically, while being tended to by trainers, both teams on the field will take a knee as a show of respect. When the athlete regains his feet, there will generally be quiet clapping to encourage the athlete, again, as a show of respect. Northbridge did not take a knee. Later in the second half, another Marlborough player went down, requiring a trainer to rush onto the field. Again, Northbridge refused to take a

knee. At this point, a referee went to the Northbridge huddle and motioned all the players to take a knee. The players did so, briefly. This is when a Northbridge Middle School football coach yelled at his players the following, “Get Up! Get Up! We Are Here To Play Football!” He forced his players to stand. My son, a player on the Marlborough team, asked me why Northbridge players were ordered to stand. He wanted to know what Marlborough had done to deserve such a show of disrespect. I had no answer for my son. I hope that someone in the Northbridge School District will answer these questions for us. - Patrick W. Quinn Parent of a Marlborough Middle School student athlete

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Paul. J. D’Alfonso, 48 Paul J. D’Alfonso, 48, from the Linwood section of Northbridge died at Milford Hospital after a long courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Dawn E. Violette; 2 sons, Nicholas J. D’Alfonso and Antonio P. D’Alfonso; his sister Patricia Stefanick of Uxbridge; 2 brothers Richard D’Alfonso of Uxbridge, and James Waterman of Northbridge; as well as nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins and many great friends. He was predeceased by his sister Charlene D’Alfonso in 2000, his brother Ronald D’Alfonso in 2015, and his

brother-in-law Stanley Stefanick in 2009. Born in Worcester on Jan. 31, 1967 he was the son of the late Gennaro and Eileen M. (Waterman) D’Alfonso and was a graduate of Uxbridge High School Class of 1985. He graduated from Bridgewater State College in 1989. He owned and operated his own masonry business for over 25 years. Paul loved his family and especially enjoyed coaching his son’s baseball teams and the High Hoops basketball program. He was an avid golfer and was a long time member of the Whitinsville Golf Course.

American Red Cross announces blood drives The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood before the holiday season is in full swing. A seasonal decline often occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors get busy with festivities. However, the need for blood doesn’t take a holiday. MILFORD 11/13: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Milford Regional Medical Center, 14 Prospect Street WORCESTER 11/14: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street 11/14: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Teamsters Local 170 Union Hall, 330 Southwest Cutoff 11/2: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Porter & Chester Institute, 220 Brooks Street 11/3: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saint Vincent Hospital, 123

Summer Street HOW TO DONATE BLOOD Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.


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Valley Chapel celebrates project completion with dedication By c onstance Dwyer With melodious sounds coming from the church’s orchestra, Rev. Robert ‘Bob’ Howard, members of the new Valley Chapel in Uxbridge, and the public were warmly welcomed at the dedication held on October 18th. The new facility at 14 Hunter Road is a twostory, 32,000 square-foot building housing a 1000-seat auditorium, multiple meeting rooms, a chapel, a prayer room, a children’s wing, and a café. Pastor Bob, who arrived in Uxbridge in August of 1986, is now in his 30th year as lead pastor. He cites the church’s mission to: “worship God, walk like Christ, work in ministry, and win our community.” Because of the church’s growth over the years, two services had been necessary to hold all the attendees, but now, with the large auditorium, everyone can worship together at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. During the dedication, Pastor Bob invited a couple, Jay and Kristin Cael from Whitinsville, to talk about their faith. Jay began by saying that he and his wife “don’t have all the answers,” but by participating in the men’s Bible study at the church six years ago he became filled with God’s love and wanted to pass it on to his wife and children. Kristin was reluctant at first, but then decided to come to church with him. They brought their children and took steps to heal their then unstable marriage through a marriage course at church. Then Kristin learned that she had breast cancer, and in June this year endured a 12-hour surgery. “If I had-

n’t come to church 5 years ago, I don’t know how [I would have made it through this ordeal].” She said there was an ‘outpouring of love’ by the church community through visits, flowers, meals, and prayers. Another person, Cheryl Goldsmith of Uxbridge, was invited by Pastor Bob to speak during the service. She said she has terminal cancer and only has a few months to live and she wanted to die as a Christian. She was baptized and said that along with the “rebirth of the church” she was having her own “rebirth.” Having suffered in the past from abuse and now forgiven her abusers, she was ready to meet God and grateful for the loving relationship she has with her son, Joshua. Loud applause filled the church after both witnesses shared their heartfelt stories of faith. Pastor Bob was asked if there would be a collection during the church serv-

ice. With his humor and enthusiasm, he said “Yes! with all these people in attendance.” He asked people to take the brown “Thanks” envelopes in the pews and consider donating to two causes close to his heart: one far away in China where a missionary in attendance that day helps poor people support themselves through job training; the other closer to home, a small church in Connecticut where the church roof was leaking and there was no money to repair it. Pastor Bob said that we in this “$5-million dollar new building” could do something to help our sister Nazarene church in need. To everyone’s amazement, $7,000 was collected and each recipient received $3,500. Applause resounded in the church. One of the members of the public attending with his wife Shirley was Bill LaFleur of Whitinsville. He came to hear his daughter, Debbie Koopman, play the French horn and said, “This is

a great church and I come here a lot because of events for the kids.” Recognition was given to public officials attending: State Sen. Ryan Fattman, of Webster; Rep. Kevin Kuros of Uxbridge; Police Detective Steve Prior, Uxbridge Fire Chief Bill Kessler; and former Senator Richard ‘Dick’ Moore of Uxbridge. Also taking part in the dedication were Rev. Joshua Howard, Associate Pastor of Youth & Multimedia; Rev.

Joshua Fox, Associate Pastor of Worship, and Jessica Zaleski, Director of Children’s Ministries. Also in attendance was Rev. Ken Stanford, District Superintendent, who gave greetings and the Prayer of Dedication. The dedication started at 3 pm and ended at 5 pm with an invitation by Pastor Bob to tour the facility and enjoy coffee and cake after the ceremony. About 600 people attended.


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Rep. Muradian pleased to announce 2015 Municipal Recycling Grants Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton) is pleased to announce that the Towns of Grafton and Upton will both be receiving funding through the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program (SMRP) to help maximize recycling, composting and waste reduction programs. The Recycling Dividends Program (RDP), one of the funds under the

UHS Class of 1975 to hold reunion

The Uxbridge High School Class of 1975 will be holding a 40th Reunion. The event will take place on Saturday November 28th, at the Whitinsville Golf Club 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. Check payable to: UHS Class of 75 Reunion. Mail to: Barbara Oleksyk Shay at Unibank, PO Box 26, Whitinsville, Ma 01588 For more information contact: Art Dubois 508 277 4470 or email Dubois2257@aol.com

SMRP, recognizes municipalities that have implemented policies and programs proven to maximize the reuse and recycling of materials, as well as a waste reduction. The RDP funds must be reinvested in recycling programs for things such as new recycling bins or carts, public education and outreach campaigns, collection of hard-to-recycle items and the establishment of recycling programs in schools, municipal buildings and other public spaces. Another portion of the SMRP is the “Small-Scale Initiative Grants,” which are awarded by population and are dedicated to helping communities purchase modest, but critical recycling materials and outreach tools needed to sustain existing recycling programs. The towns of Grafton and Upton, which both have established recycling programs, will receive the following: Grafton: RDP Payment $2,800 Small Scale Payment $1,250 for a total of $4,050. Upton: RDP Payment $2,800,Small Scale Payment $750, for a total of $3,550. “Some of the most important environmental protection work happens every

“These recycling grants will go  very  far  to  help  Grafton and  u pton  keep  their  recycling  programs  thriving. They  will  ensure  that  the towns  can  continue  to  discover  new,  cost-efficient, and  innovative  ways  to reduce, reuse, and recycle.” - State Rep. Muradian

day in communities across the Commonwealth,” stated Governor Charlie Baker. “With this assistance, we are ensuring that local officials, residents and small business owners can continue to protect our neighborhoods and natural resources.” “The Baker-Polito Administration is committed to reducing trash disposal by 30 percent below 2010 levels, which is about 2 million tons per year.” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. “Every ton

of material that is recycled instead of disposed as trash puts resources back into the Massachusetts economy and supports local businesses throughout the collection, processing and manufacturing chain. The RDP helps communities leverage the benefits of increased recycling for a healthier economy and environment.” The RDP was rolled out in 2014 as the newest initiative under MassDEP’s Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, which was created by the Green Communities Act of 2008. The Act requires that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Waste Energy Certificates (WECs) be directed to recycling programs approved by MassDEP.

Salvation Army needs bell ringers for holiday season Ringing bells for Salvation Army can be a challenge in the cold winter days, but it is a worthwhile endeavor. It will benefit others who will need fuel, medical or rent assistance this winter. Can you give two hours of your time? Do you need Community Service Hours? Or a part time job? Wal-Mart in Whitinsville is joining in this worthwhile cause and allowing the Salvation Army to ring bells and collect money

throughout Thanksgiving & Christmas beginning Friday, November 27th through Thursday, December 24th. This is a great way to raise money for the Salvation Army Unit here in the Blackstone Valley which will help meet needs of local families. If you would like to join in this endeavor, call 508-342-7122, leave your name and telephone number and Sharon will give you a call back.

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Blackstone Meeting House to hold Ecumenical Service On Sunday, November 15th, the East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House at 197 Elm Street, in Blackstone, will be the site for the third in a series of ecumenical services sponsored by the East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House & Cemetery Historical Association, Inc. Tom Hall, Lay Pastor at the Smithfield Monthly Meeting of Friends in North Smithfield, RI, will serve as guest pastor. The service will begin at 2 p.m. Music for the service will be under the direction of John Staples of Blackstone. Special musical selections will be performed. The Meeting House, built in 1812 at

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a cost of $525 upon land conveyed in 1799 by Samuel Smith, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The burial grounds date back to 1799. The Association was formed in 1954 to preserve and maintain the historic meeting house and burial grounds. Membership in the Association is open to all persons interested in the preservation of the Meeting House and cemetery. Anyone interested in information regarding the Association and its workings or membership in the Association should email Board member Harriet Chase Sharp at harriet@blackstone quakermeetinghouse.org.

Uxbridge Veterans Day Parade November 8th

Uxbridge Veterans Day Parade to be held on Sunday, November 8th at 2:00 P.M. Citizens will gather to honor all Veterans for their dedicated and loyal service to our country. The parade will assemble at the parking lot of the North Uxbridge Baptist Church on East Hartford Ave. beginning at 1:30 P.M. The parade kicks-off at 2:00 P.M., crossing North Main Street onto West Hartford Ave., and

then proceeds left onto Elm Street stopping at Memorial Square. The parade continues south down North Main to the Uxbridge Town Common where ceremonies will be held. If you have any questions or would like to participate please contact Dennis Seeley 508-278-0057, Tom Taft 508-962-5545 and Russ Wise 508328-4499.

Come discuss “The Finest Hours” by author Mike Tougias In the early hours of Monday, February 18th, while the most brutal nor'easter in years raged off the shores of Cape Cod, two oil tankers found themselves in the same horrifying predicament. Built with "dirty steel," and not prepared to withstand such ferocious seas, both tankers split in two, leaving the dozens of men on board utterly at the Atlantic’s mercy. The Finest Hours, by Mike Tougias, is the gripping, true story of the valiant attempt to rescue the souls huddling inside the broken halves of the two ships. Event will be held at Simon Fairfield Public Library on Tuesday, November 10th, at 6:30 PM. Enjoy homemade refreshments inspired by the title being discussed

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and fresh coffee. New members welcome. For a copy of the book call the Library at 508-476-2695 or reserve it online at douglaspubliclibrary.org

READING TO COOPER: Meet Cooper! He is a 9 year old, blind, retired greyhound. He is a certified therapy dog. Cooper and his owner and handler, Jean Riganati, are a pet therapy team with the Pets and People Foundation based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts. They reside in Douglas. Cooper will be at the Douglas Public Library to listen to the stories that students have picked out to read to him on the first Thursday of every month. Right now there are 3 time slots available each month that students can sign up for: 6:00, 6:20, and 6:40. As Cooper adjusts to his new assignment, a 4th time slot will be added. Sign-ups are on a first come first serve basis. If Cooper’s schedule is full for the current month they will sign you up for the following month.

Thursday, November 19th at 10:00. Need to relieve some stress before the week of Thanksgiving? They will have an assortment of colored pencils, crayons, markers, and gel pens you can use to bring color into the world however you choose. Come Tuesday night, Thursday morning, or both. A variety

THE GREATEST BOOK CLUB EVER WITH JOSH TETREAU. Thursday, November 5th. This month they will be discussing The Shining by Stephen King. YMCA FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP (formerly Beginning Years Family Network) Presents: Young Scientists. Children ages 3 - 5 with a parent or caregiver. A hands-on enrichment program with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and a storytime. Younger siblings are welcome. Tuesdays, November 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 11:00 a.m. Space is limited and registration is required. COME COLOR AT THE LIBRARY. Tuesday, November 17th, at 6:00 and

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Christmas in Historic Sutton Annual Chain of Lights Event Saturday December 5th, 2015 • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The hustle, the bustle, the crazy Christmas rush! Slow down and spend a day with your family and friends at the Town of Sutton’s Annual Christmas in Historic Sutton - Chain of Lights event on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10 am to 4 pm. Free trolleys will transport visitors over rolling countryside to participating locations throughout town. Farms, specialty stores, church fairs, musical entertainment, children’s activities, food, fun and Santa! Trolley route information, maps, location descriptions, lunch menus, and downloadable brochures are available at www.suttonchainoflights.weebly.com. Participating locations include the First Congregational Church, St. Mark’s Church, Blackstone National Golf Club, Whittier Farms, Sutton Public Schools, Blackstone Family Dental, St. John’s Church, Tony’s Sutton Pizza Restaurant, Eaton

Farm Confectioners, Inc., Vaillancourt Folk Art, Sleighbell Christmas Tree Farm & Gift Barn, Sutton Senior Center, and Lifesong Church. On the Sutton Common, the Sutton Fire Department, the M. M. Sherman’s Antique Blacksmith Shop, and the Sutton Free Public Library are all opening their doors as well for the celebration. Many of the locations offer a full lunch menu in addition to

their unique atmospheres. Santa is also spending the day in Sutton. Santa joins Sleighbell Christmas Tree Farm during the day before making his way to the Sutton Common at night for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Santa will arrive on the Sutton Common at 5:30pm for the tree lighting made possible by the Sutton Lions Club and Sutton Garden Club. The Famous Lake Ripple Roast Beef Dinner at the First Congregational Church will have continuous seating from 5-7 pm. Tickets will be sold throughout the day and will be available at the door. We hope you will bring your family, friends, and neighbors for a relaxing, cheerful day in Sutton, Massachusetts at our Annual Chain of Lights event on Saturday December 5th, 2015 from 10am-4pm. Christmas in Historic Sutton truly is the most wonderful time of the year. In addition to all the participants, the 2015 Sutton Chain of Lights is presented by Millbury Savings Bank and sponsored by Unibank, Braley

& Wellington Insurance Agency, Atlas Box and Crating Company, Millbury Federal Credit Union, Tony’s Sutton Pizza Restaurant, the Manchaug Mills, and the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce. Plenty of parking is available for visitors riding on the trolleys and those wishing to use their own vehicles to travel throughout the day. Event Information is available at www.suttonchainoflights.weebly.com or find us on Facebook as Sutton Chain of Lights (MA). If you are interested in sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, please email Samantha Whittier at swhittier05@gmail. com.

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When: Fri., November 6th @ 6:30 pm VIP Reception followed by the Murder Mystery Event @ 7:30 pm Where: The Museum of Work & Culture, 42 S. Main St., Woonsocket, R.I. On November 6th, join the Museum of Work & Culture for a night of music, cocktails, food, and mystery benefiting the development of the Mill Project, an exciting new digital exhibit chronicling the evolution of Woonsocket’s textile industry. Guests will be transported to 1925, where the finest dolls and fellas are donning their best glad rags for a night at the swellest floating speakeasy going. But when somebody gets

knocked off, they will have to rush to discover the hatchetman before someone else drops the dime on them. The Murder Mystery event is being produced by Newport Murder Mystery. Food will be provided by Kay’s Restaurant, River Falls Restaurant, Ciro’s Tavern, Olly's Mediterranean Cuisine Pizzeria, and Wright’s Dairy Farm. Tickets are $75 for the Murder Mystery event, which begins at 7:30 pm. A VIP Speakeasy Cocktail Reception will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets to the VIP Reception & event are $125 per person. Costume attire is encouraged. The event is also sponsored by

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Sutton Public Library announces events GIVING THANKS STORYTIME Ages 4 and up: Thursday, November 19th at 4 pm LEGO CLUB Ages 5 and up. Tuesday, November 10th at 2 p.m. & Friday, November 27th at 2 p.m. Join for some building fun! Legos provided. Drop-in program; no registration required. BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP At the Library on Thursday, November 19th at 6 p.m. Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone. Book club books will be available at the desk of the Library after the previous book group. BOARD GAME NIGHT November 10th at 6 p.m. All experience levels are welcome to join. Some of the games featured will include Scotland Yard, Ticket to Ride, Citadels, Dixit, Dominion, and more. Come ready to meet new people, engage your imagination, and have a great time. KNITTING GROUP Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. Join

YBFBF holds 2015 Pet Food Drive

It’s here!Your Best Friends’ Best Friend is having it’s 4th Annual Holiday Pet Food Drive starting November 1st. Last year, they collected 1450 pounds of dog and cat food, along with other needed pet supplies. That was an amazing amount of food! With help from this amazing community of animal lovers, they think they will do great again! This drive helps so many dogs and cats in need. Your Best Friends’ Best Friend will be collecting food for the areas Animal Controls. Budget cuts being what they are, most of the local ACOs either take money out of their own pockets or rely on donations. They are always there to help with the abandoned cats and dogs and the abused ones. They could use some support from all of us to show our appreciation. Let us show them what we can do! Please, start a collection at your work place, church, clubs, among family and friends or in your neighborhood. The last 3 years people have taken up work collections and it has made a huge difference. You can also make individual donations at the following locations: Sutton Animal Hospital, Mendon Animal Clinic, Uxbridge Animal Hospital, Pawsteps Veterinary Center, Puppy Cuts and Hannaford’s. Food will be collected from November 1st to 30th. If you would like to be a drop location, or have any other questions, please call or email Beth Harrop at 508-641-6954 or Ybfsbfpetsitting@ yahoo.com. Thank you! And Happy Holidays from everyone at Your Best Friends’ Best Friend and all the animals you helped!

casual knitters to chat and knit. (You don’t have to knit, any handicrafts are welcome!) WRITING GROUP November 12th at 7 p.m. Join local author Lisa Shea for a writing group at the Sutton Library. Come bounce your ideas off of other authors and get creative and constructive feedback. ADULT COLORING GROUP November 5th at 6:30 p.m. Join in on the latest craze with the Adult Coloring Group. On the 1st Thursday of the month. No need to register, just drop in. Bring your own coloring books and pencils, or use theirs. THE GEEK CLUB BOOK GROUP Wednesday, November 4th at 3 p.m. Book to discuss: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The Geek Club is a teen book discussion group and members of the club are responsible for choosing the reading selections. This is a club created by teens who love anything and everything "geeky,” from Harry Potter to Dr. Who! New members are always welcome! No registration is required but please read the book ahead of time. The library is located at 4 Uxbridge Rd, Sutton (508) 865-8752

Free informational program on Dementia St. Camillus Adult Day Health Center announces a free dementia educational presentation in honor of National Family Caregiver Month in November. Join them to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Julie McMurray from the Alzheimer’s Association will present “Effective Communication Strategies ” on Thursday evening, November 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the St. Camillus Adult Day Health Center campus located at the Linwood Mill Apartments on 670 Linwood Ave, in Whitinsville. This program is free of charge and open to the public. Communication is more than just talking and listening it’s about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions

and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. You will learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. The St. Camillus Adult Day Health Center helps friends and family members care for individuals affected by this devastating disease. This Center recently celebrated its second year anniversary on September 16th and is accepting applications. The St. Camillus Adult Day Health Center provides person centered activities, a specialized fitness program,

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UniBank donates $7,500 to Community Harvest Project As part of its commitment to the community, UniBank has announced that a donation in the amount of $7,500 has been made to support the Community Harvest Project in their mission to provide hunger relief and build healthier communities in Central Massachusetts. Headquartered at the Brigham Hill Community Farm in Grafton, the Community Harvest Project is dedicated to growing and donating nutritious food for the purpose of hunger relief. The organization brings thousands of volunteers together each year to cultivate a healthy, connected and sustainable community. Produce grown is distributed by the Worcester County Food Bank throughout Central Massachusetts. “Community Harvest Project works hard each year to help build strong and healthier communities,” stated James F. Paulhus, President and CEO of UniBank. “We take pride in partnering with this great organization to nourish hungry individuals and families.” In 2014, the Community Harvest Project grew and donated more than 270,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables with the help of over 9,900 volunteers. This year, the organization anticipates donating more than 410,000 pounds of produce with the help of 11,000 volunteers. “The need for nutritious food continues to grow,” stated Jodi Koeman, Executive Director of the Community

Un iBa n k v o l Un t e e r s - Christopher Foley, s v P, Director of r etail Banking; t ania Medina, Milford r elationship Branch Manager; Wendy Brown, v P, r egional Manager; and Michael s tone, v P, Whitinsville r elationship Branch Manager pitch in to help clear the fields at the Brigham Hill Community Farm in Grafton.

Co MMUn it y Ha r v e s t Pr o j e Ct - (left-right) a njali Paranjape, UniBank’s r elationship Branch Manager in Grafton presents the donation to Community Harvest Project volunteer Claudia Frazer, a meriCorps v is t a Fundraising and e vents Coordinator and j odi k oeman, e xecutive Director of the Community Harvest Project.

Harvest Project. “UniBank’s support helps ensure that we are able to provide the increasing number of families in need with access to healthy foods. Together, we are building an engaged and healthy community.”

as of September 30, 2015, is a full-service, mutually owned community bank with branches in the Blackstone Valley, Milford, and Worcester. UniBank’s newest full-service branch in Hopkinton opened on October 5, 2015.

In addition to the donation, a team of UniBank volunteers spent a day working to help clear the fields at the Brigham Hill Community Farm in Grafton. UniBank, with assets of $1.5 billion

UniBank has been one of Massachusetts’ fastest growing banks for the last five years and is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, See: www.unibank.com.

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BVT’s monthly dinners benefit numerous non-profits

Officers of the Blackstone Valley Tech Friends of Rachel Club were recently interviewed by WMRC First Class Radio regarding this year's series of charity fundraising dinners. Since 2010, the monthly all-you-can-eat buffets have raised more than $25,000 for various charities, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, My One Wish, and the Special Olympics. The 2015-2016 dinner dates can be found online at [www.valleytech.k12.ma.us]. The BVT Friends of Rachel Club was formed by a group of students who were inspired by a Rachel’s Challenge program presentation made during the 2010-11 school year. The program is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first person killed during the horrific massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. The Friends of Rachel Club formed as a means for the students to perpetuate the program’s positive message by practicing random acts of kindness. Blackstone Valley Regional Vocation-

al Technical High School serves 13 area towns. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Blackstone Valley Tech creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills. The school’s website is www.valleytech. k12.ma.us.

s een here inside the WMr C broadcast house are the Friends of r achel Club officers: Dental a ssisting sophomore Mycala l abbe of Uxbridge (t reasurer), Culinary a rts juniors s ydney Blaney of Milford (v ice President) and l auren s mall of Uxbridge (s ecretary), and Culinary a rts senior l ogan Philbrick of Upton (President).

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Thanks To Yanks will be collecting personal care items from November 6th through November 11th for homeless veterans residing in three Massachusetts Veteran’s shelters during their Hope for Heroes campaign. Drop off location is the Milford Nissan, 320 East Main St, Milford. Drop off times are Friday 11/6 from 8am – 6pm, Saturday 11/7 from 8am – 5pm, Sunday 11/8 from noon to 5pm, Monday – Wednesday** 11/9 – 11/11 from 8am to 8pm. **Free breakfast sandwiches will be provided by Chef Barry Keefe/Dinner & Co Catering on Veteran’s Day from 8am to 11am to anyone making a donation. Items needed include personal hygiene items for men and womenshower shoes (L-XL)-socks-sweatersmen’s and women’s underwear-sweatshirts (S-3XL)-sweatpants-sneakers. ***Some shelters only accept new/ unused items in original packaging. Blankets-pillows-umbrellas-back packs-carrying bags-cosmetic bagslocks-AA and AA batteries-gift cards (Walmart/CVS/Supermarkets) New Board games (large print playing cards, chess, checkers, cribbage…) Nonperishable food items in nonbreakable containers Thanks To Yanks is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving military personnel, veterans, and their families. Please visit them at www. thankstoyanks.org and like them on Facebook. Further inquiries can be directed to info@thankstoyanks.org.

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The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Worcester County launched the Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program. The program provides training for local businesses designed to help employees understand the disease and provide simple techniques to ensure customers with Alzheimer’s are treated with compassion and respect. The training can be done for business-

es in as little as thirty minutes, but the impact on families in our community can be long-lasting. Worcester County businesses can work directly with the local HISC office to arrange an in-person training for their employees by calling 508-393-8338. An online version of the training is also available at AlzheimersFriendlyBusiness.com.

Mill Church Cafe events Honor 50 Years of Friday nights at the Mill Church Cafe feature a host of artists, both regional and national, sharing the Grace and Love of God. • November 6th: Rich O’Reilly https://www.reverbnation. com/richoreilly • November 13th: Saved By Scarlet/Youth Night Young Christian Rock band will lead everyone in praise and worship. • November 20th: The Cashmans National recording artists http://thecashmans.org/ • November 27th: Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday • December 4th: The Sky Family Celtic Christian from Prince Edward Island http://www.theskys.org/ • December 11th: Raging Grace Dynamic Blues & Rock with a message of Gods Grace http://www.raginggrace.com/ • December 18th: Mill Christmas Special Paul Lesperance and family bring tidings of comfort and joy. • December 25th: Closed for Christmas Holiday. The Mill Church Cafe is located at 45 River Street, Millbury. For more information on these events please call (508) 865-1517.

Art in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Historical Society, in partnership with Providence Inner City Arts, is proud to announce 50 Years of Art in Rhode Island: 1950-2000, a joint series of programs highlighting Rhode Island’s flourishing arts scene at the end of the second millennium and honoring the artists, their work, and the community they created from 1950 to 2000. The public is invited to a celebration kicking off 50 Years of Art in Rhode Island: 1950-2000, which will begin with a gallery opening at the Aldrich House on Tuesday, November 17, featuring work from local artists like Karnig Nalbandian, Robert Lamb, Ana Flores, and Sal Mancini. A special pre-event gallery talk will feature award-winning local storyteller Len Cabral with a story about his experience and the fellow artists who shaped it within the Rhode Island community. Following the gallery opening, Wine and Paint Night will be hosted by local comedian Charlie Hall of Drink & Dabble. The pre-event gallery talk is $70 per person, which also includes a spot in the Wine & Paint Night. Tickets for the Wine & Paint Night are $50 per person. No experience in painting is required to enjoy this festive and fun evening, and painting aprons will be provided. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www. eventbrite.com/e/50-years-of-art-in-ri-1950-2000-kick-offtickets-18828038169 or by calling RIHS Development Officer Corinne Barber at (401) 331-8575 x135.

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The Captain Job Knapp Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, celebrated the 125th Anniversary of its founding with a DAR Day of Service at the Corbin Cemetery in Dudley. The original stone monument was cleaned and a new brass marker was placed at the grave of Pvt. Joshua Corbin who served in the Revolution. It was a spectacular day with beautiful weather. The Sturbridge Minnit Company conducted the Color Guard and shot their muskets in a salute. Jim Morrison from the Pulaski Brass Band played trumpet solos, and "Amazing Grace" was sung by Emily Snay from Shepherd Hill Regional High School. Guests and Chapter members also enjoyed a lovely reception at the Black Tavern. Anne Marie Safaee and Addie Healy conducted the research and they were the organizers of the ceremony and reception. The new marker was purchased with a grant from the Janet Malser Humanities Trust. The

The New Uxbridge Times recently welcomed Rod Lee to the N.U.T as Sales Representative for the towns of Douglas, Northbridge and Sutton. Rod has extensive experience in the newspaper industry having worked at several publications. "Having worked with Rod years ago, I know his editorial knowledge, as well as his connection to the business community will be a great asset to our publication". stated The

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Formed in 1979, the Northbridge Association of Churches (NAC) is 37 years strong and this organization “shares our common ministry from our oneness in Jesus Christ and to foster greater understanding, appreciation, and cooperation among our churches.” During the interview with Ms. Carolyn Mitchell, President of NAC, said she got involved with this ministry in 1979 after she moved here. The church needed “a representative, so I volunteered.” There are currently 12 churches involved, both Protestant and Catholic. There used to be 12 but one church, Northbridge Center Congregational, closed after 229 years due to “small numbers.” The churches that form the Northbridge Association of Churches are: Blackstone Valley Methodist; Armenian Apostolic; Trinity Episcopal; Village Congregational; Pleasant Street Christian Reformed; Fairlawn Christian Reformed; St. Patrick’s (Catholic); Good Shepherd (Catholic); St. Peter’s (Catholic); Presbyterian and Rockdale Congregational. Carolyn said “The Churches are cooperative and truly do believe this is a mission and support NAC.” The churches are now in process in preparing for Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas presents for children. The deadline was October 16th. For Thanksgiving, each church decides, on its size, how many baskets they will prepare. For example, St. Patrick’s Church last Thanksgiving provided many food baskets; at Christmas, 317 families received presents or gift cards; over 100 toys in cooperation with the Marine’s program, ‘Toys for Tots.’ Each child receives one toy and one article of clothing. Cards are sent to the families to inform them on what day and where they are to go to receive the donations. The churches also work closely with the Northbridge Food Pantry, Catholic Charities, and the public schools over the holidays. Last month NAC sponsored its annual ‘Crop Hunger Walk’ and money collected goes to underdeveloped countries and to help migrants. Carolyn said many of the people in these countries can walk miles to get water; the 3-mile Crop Walk is symbolic of those people in need. Another popular program is ‘Operation Suitcase’ begun by a “young lady from St. Patrick’s, Megan Dealey, of Northbridge.” She asked her Grandmother, Mrs. Linda Davis, of Whitinsville, if she could use her attic to store clothing items and lo and behold, there were 5,000 items collected! Then her Grandcontinued on next page



SPECIAL PULL- OUT SECTION • HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE might not be able to pay utilities or rent for a month. One of the fun activities of the group is to go to the Beaumont Nursing Home to sing hymns for 30 minutes. Carolyn adds with a big smile, “All the residents know the songs and we use our songbooks.” This past summer Vacation Bible School was held at the Village Congregational Church A modest fee for attendance was $12 for the week. There are 82 volunteers but one volunteer that stands out, Carolyn noted, is “Mrs. Deb Hanna of Sutton who has been with us for 21 years.” Carolyn stressed how resources from

from each church and all are reminded to bring items for ‘Operation Suitcase.’ Well known in Northbridge is the free meal sponsored every Wednesday night by “Peace of Bread” at the Presbyterian Church. There are 125 people who come on a regular basis and seconds and take outs are available; this community outreach has been going on since 2007. The churches provide the food and the volunteers. Prayer is always on the list of “needs” and every church publishes in its bulletin anyone that needs to be remembered on the Ecumenical Prayer Line. In addition, there is an NAC “Emergency Fund” to help those who

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Uxbridge Senior Center announces November events

Location: 36 South Main Street Uxbridge, MA • 508-278-8622

Closed on the following days: Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, Nov. 25th, Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov. 27th. No lunches will be served. • Thursday, November 19, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Thansgiving Celebration. Please come join them for this special luncheon. Be sure to call ahead 48 hours to reserve your spot. • Monday, November 23, Thanksgiving Home Delivered Meals for Seniors in conjunction with People First Food Pantry of Uxbridge, from 6-7 PM. If you know of any seniors that are shut-in or in need of a hot Thanksgiving meal, please call by Monday, November 16th for delivery on November 23rd. Please call the Senior Center 48 hours ahead to reserve your meal and also to arrange for transportation to lunch and for medical appointments. Van transportation begins at 10:30 a.m. each day. Please check with the Senior Center for the lunch

Menu by calling, or viewing on Uxbridge cable local access channel 191, face book, or the council on aging website. The Senior Center is a drop off site for the People First Food Pantry. Donations are accepted Monday through Friday from 9 AM-4 PM. SENIOR CENTER WISH LIST They continue to need donations of napkins, plastic 8 oz. cups, gift cards for Hannaford’s and decaf. coffee. They will also accept monetary donations to help support their lunch program or general donations to The Elderly Connection, Inc. SUPPORT They welcome the support of anyone in a position to give. Any amount is greatly appreciated. One can donate directly online via the town’s webpage or by mail. Please make checks payable to The Town of Uxbridge. Thank you! If you or someone you know benefits from the programs and/or information provided by the Senior Center,

please let them know and help them spread the word about their many services. Feel free to contact call them or visit their webpage at Uxbridge-ma.gov/coa or like them on FB page by googling Uxbridge Senior Center.

SHOPPING TRIPS • Grocery shopping: Every Tuesday. Pick up begins at 1:00 PM. • Walmart shopping: 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Pick up begins at 12:30 PM. Please sign up in advance for Walmart shopping by calling to reserve your seat. Ex CITING NEWS! The Uxbridge Elderly Connection, Inc. has been selected to be a part of the “Hannaford Helps” Reusable Bag Program featuring the new bright blue Bag! This program is designed to create revenue streams for nonprofits like UEC. Please help support their mission to serve seniors by buying this beautiful blue reusable bag now until December 31. A $1.00 direct donation is included in the price of the bags.

For every “Hannaford Helps” reusable bag purchased for $2.25 at 158 N. Main Street, the Uxbridge Elderly Connection, Inc. will receive a $1.00 direct donation! For more information about this exciting new program, visit www.hannaford.bags 4mycause.com. Thank you for your continued support! Be on the lookout for more program updates throughout the month!

COMPUTER CLASSES Computer classes will be every Monday at the Senior Center from 3:00 – 4:00PM. You can call ahead to sign up. Many thanks to the Nipmuc students for teaching the classes again this year! They can teach you on your tablet, phone, nooks iPads etc. Bring in your device and learn! The senior center is wireless so please feel free to come take advantage of this service. AARP will be starting tax preparation in February. Be sure to register early! They will not have dates/times available until the end of January, so please wait until then to call. These

time slots are filled up quickly. • Thursday, November 5, 1:00 PM: Kristen Cooney, Field Sales Rep. from Tufts Medicare Preferred will be there to roll out the new plan and go over Medicare changes for 2016. It is very important to understand the insurance changes. This is open for the first 50 people as seating is limited. Call ahead to sign up and bring all your questions. • Friday, November 6th, 11:30 AM: Lunch and Learn with Police Chief Lourie: Program on Technology for Caregivers. Debbie Dowd-Foley, Caregiver Specialist from Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. will join Chief Lourie. Her presentation will be about technology, social media and apps for caregivers of elders. Be sure to call ahead 48 hours to reserve your spot for this lunch. • Monday, November 9, 11:30 AM12:30 PM: “Seniors For Seniors”: This is a program recently developed by the Senior Dental Assisting students at BVT to provide an informational presentation on dental related topics to senior citizens. continued on next page


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Tuesday, November 10th, 7 PM Fall Annual Town Meeting will be held at the new Uxbridge High School. ASK THE NURSE Salmon Health VNA will be available on the 3rd Tuesday of each month to do the blood pressure clinic. A new feature to the monthly clinic is: “Ask the Nurse”. If you have any questions about new symptoms you may have, questions about new medications, or any other health problem, they will be able to help you with them. The Salmon Health nurse will be there on Tuesday, November 17th, from 11:30-12:30 PM


and every third Tuesday going forward. Join them for this important free clinic offered by the Salmon VNA. • Wednesday, November 18th, 2:00 PM: Fallon Senior Plan, Karrie Soltys, Medicare Sales Executive from Fallon Health will be there to talk about the new Fallon Plans for 2016. Members of Fallon Senior Plan, come learn about the new changes for 2016. Nelly Colon, new Account Executive from NAVICARE will be there as well. If you have a SCO, bring all your Navicare/SCO questions for Nelly to answer. Call ahead to reserve your spot. Seating is limited. • Friday, November 20th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: RSVP Rita Sullivan, Worcester Area Volunteers for an Anti-

THE Ux BRIDGE SENIOR CENTER IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUNSHINE CLUB OFFERS THE FOLLOWING TRIPS: • Lancaster, PA: Nov. 16th-19th: 4 days. Sight and Sound Christmas Show (Miracle of Christmas) There will also be an evening at the Dutch Apple dinner theatre with "A Christmas Story." The other dinners will be at Shady Maple and Hershey Farms. There will be a stop in Hershey on the way home and a visit to the National Christmas Center which is a trip down "memory lane" with all kinds of Christmas things from years past. Lodging accommodations will be the Heritage Hotel. • Manchester, NH: Nov. 7th: "Addams Family" musical, a buffet lunch at the Puritan Back Room (one of the best restaurants in Manchester), bus and all gratuities. • Newport, RI: Dec. 1st: The Newport Playhouse trip has a different play scheduled. It now will be "Getting Sarah Married." Buffet dinner,

Clutter Program. “Is your car parked in the driveway because the garage is filled with old newspapers?” Please join us for a informative presentation. Call ahead 48 hours to reserve a spot. QUILT RAFFLE A beautiful quilt was donated by Madonna Terlizzi, Blackstone Valley Needle Arts Studio, that will be raffled off on First Night. Tickets are $1.00 a piece or 6 for $5.00 and will be available through the Uxbridge Elderly Connection at the Center. If anyone is willing to donate a “Theme” basket for first night, drop them off at the Center. NAVICARE Nelly Colon is the new Account Executive. She has replaced Jessica Recore. You are eligible to join Navicare if you are 65 or older, live in our service area and have MassHealth. Nelly Colon can be reached at 508-8478511 and she is also bi-lingual.

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play and the infamous Christmas cabaret after the play. NOTE: Don't forget the change in parking to the WalMart parking lot. Call Sue for trips costs & information 508-476-5820. “SHINE’S MEDICARE & MORE” The Central MASS SHINE Program is now sponsoring a monthly Cable TV program called Shine’s Medicare and More, on your local cable channel. This program is designed to educate and update Medicare beneficiaries and their families on Medicare and other programs that can assist you with your health insurance needs. If you don’t see it on your local cable channel call and ask about it. www.shine ma.org SHINE PARTNERSHIP SHINE is pleased to announce their partnership with Tri-River Family Health Center to provide the Uxbridge area with a State Certified Shine Counselor who has office hours at Tri-River. If you have any questions about Medicare benefits or related insurance questions in the Uxbridge area, make an appointment with a Certified SHINE counselor. Call for an appt. at 1-800243-4636 option 3 or 508-422-9931. MEDICARE ENROLLMENT During Medicare Open Enrollment, from October 15th to December 7th, you will be able to change your plan for next year. If you would like help understanding your upcoming changes and options, a trained SHINE counselor is available to offer Free and Confidential counseling on all Medicare and related health insurance programs. Learn more about how SHINE can help you: call your local senior center now! Fallon will be at the Center on Wednesday, Nov. 18th to answer any questions. UNDERSTANDING YOUR MEDICAL PROBLEMS Are you confused when you visit the doctor or pharmacist? There are some things that you can do to make it easier to understand. One way to help is to take a family member or friend with you, two heads are better than one when listing to instructions. Ask questions and ask for more information if you don’t understand and have someone write down any instructions for taking medications or therapy. Use the computer to learn more about your medical condition and medications. BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING Are you dealing with the loss of a loved one, losing a job or your home or just need to talk to someone? Call the Center and make an appointment to talk to the bereavement counselor who is available for people of all ages. All sessions are free, private and confidential. REMINDER Veteran Services Office is now located at The Uxbridge Town Hall. The office is located on the first floor as you walk into the town hall and is in the former office of the accounting department. Carl J. Bradshaw, District Director can be reached at 508-278-8600 ext. 2017 and AnnMarie Cleary, Assistant Director can be reached at 508-278-8600 ext. 2037. Office hours are posted on the door.



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20 Highland Street, Whitinsville, MA • 508-234-2002 CLOSED ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS: Veterans Day, Nov. 11th, Thansksgiving Holiday: Thursday, Nov. 26th and Friday, Nov. 27th. No lunches will be served. THANKSGIVING LUNCH: Hosted by Senator Michael Moore. Monday, Nov. 16th @ 12:00. This is the annual Thanksgiving luncheon with all the fixings. Sign up in advance to ensure a seat. SPECIAL EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: • REIKI - Tuesday, Nov. 3rd @ 9:00-10:00 a.m. & Thursday, Nov. 19th @ 2:00-3:00 p.m. Cost is $5 and you must sign up by calling the senior center to reserve a spot. • THANKSGIVING CARD MAKING - Tuesday, Nov. 3rd @ 10:30 a.m. Jean Mistretta will be offering a card making class for you to make and take. This is a Thanksgiving theme. Spots are limited, so please sign up. • FALLON MEMBER MEETING - Tuesday, Nov. 3rd @ 2:00 p.m. If you are a Fallon member you will want to attend. This will cover changes to your Fallon insurance coverages. • MOVIE AFTERNOON - Dream Girls, Rated PG13 Wednesday, Nov. 4th @ 1:00 p.m. Drama & Muscial with Beyonce Knowles, Jamie Foxx & Eddie Murphy. A trio of black female soul singers cross over the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own struggles along the way. • MOHEGAN SUN TRIP - Wednesday, Nov. 5th @ 10:00. Cost for transportation is $7 and you must sign up by calling the center to reserve a spot. • ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP - Thursday, Nov. 5th @ 10:0012:00 & Wednesday, November 18 @ 10:00-12:00. Join Elisa Murphy, M.S., Certified Zentangle Teacher, as she guides you on a journey to rediscover your inner artist. This is a fun, laid back class. Cost for the class is $12. Please sign-up today. • TUFTS SALES MEETING - Friday, Nov. 6th @ 10:0012:00. If you are considering Tufts insurance or just want to learn, please attend this informational session. Call to sign-up. • EARRING MAKE & TAKE - Monday, Nov. 9th @ 1:00 p.m. The professionals at Chevere in Uxbridge will be coming to offer an earring make & take class. All supplies are offered and this project is great for any skill level. $12 to make either trees, angels, or snowflake dangle earrings. • BVT BREAKFAST - Tuesday, Nov. 10th @ 8:30 a.m. The students at BVT are back and offering breakfast. Call for menu and to sign-up. Cost is $7 includes lunch/transportation. • FALLON SALES MEETING - Friday, Nov. 10th @ 10:0012:00. If you are considering Fallon insurance or just want to learn, please attend this informational session. Call to sign-up. • ON-SITE DENTAL SERVICES - Thursday, Nov. 12th all day. Call for information and to sign-up. This dental program saves money and is a great service for cleanings and x-rays. • GREENDALE MEN’S CHORUS - Wednesday, Nov. 18th @ 1:00 p.m. Come for lunch and stay for the Men’s chorus for delightful entertainment. • MONTHLY BIRTHDAY LUNCHEON - Thursday, Nov. 19th @ 11:30 a.m. CAREGIVER SUPPORT MEETING - Friday, Nov. 20th @ 10:30 a.m. • ORNAMENT MAKE & TAKE - Monday, Nov. 30th @ 1:00 p.m. The professionals at Chevere in Uxbridge will be coming to offer an ornament make & take class. All supplies are offered and this project is great for any skill level. $10 to make one ornament or $15 for two ornaments.

Lydia Taft House donates to the People First Food Pantry Submitted by Phillip t hisse; l ydia t aft Marketing Directr

Do n at io n : (above left to right) l ydia t aft Marketing Director Phillip t hisse, l ydia t aft a ctivities & e vent Coordinator Kristen Conley People First Food Pantry volunteer: Bonny t rombert, l ydia t aft a dministraitor t ony l acke, People First Food Pantry volunteer Joanne Barry and Maura McCrohan. Ph Ot OS By PANt Ry DiREc t OR DENiSE Mu SSu l l i

Over the summer The Lydia Taft House held a Classic Car show on their Lawn in Uxbridge. The goal of the Car Show was to create a fun time for the community that would also help support a great cause, which in this case was the People’s First Food Pantry in Uxbridge. Once we had a plan in motion local businesses were invited to help out with the cause. Participation from the local businesses varied. Some businesses sponsored trophies, others helped with donations for the raffle table. and others helped out by promoting the event in their shops. It really turned into a town event!! Despite the weather we had 30 cars for our first show, and we were able to raise $400 to donate to the food pantry. Our top trophy, Best in Show, went to Joe Cutler with his 1949 Cadillac. Trophies were also awarded for the following categories: Best Engine, The Lydia Taft Classic Car, The People’s Choice Award and the Top 15 picks. Lydia Taft House Would Like to Thank our local donors: Lav’s Classic Car Restoration, Harbro Auto Sales, Advanced Auto, Inc., 77 Blossom Shop, Lucille’s Floral Designs, Depot Café, Hendricks Auto Body, DJ Salmon, the Family of Ruth King, Bert’s, Driveway Seal coating, Elizabeth’s Salon, Fashion Nails, Flagg RV, Hannaford, Harry’s Pizza, The Hay-wagon, K & T Nails, Lynch’s Wine & Spirits, Quaker Tavern, Ribbons & Tom’s Auto Detailing. A special thank you to Lydia Taft House Activities coordinator Kristen Conley and the Lydia Taft team for their hard work with making this happen. also thanks to Ken & Linda Miller who helped to organize the day. We want to make this a yearly event and grow the event along with our donation in years to come.



Be a part of Giving Tuesday with Bay State Trail Riders Assn. Local Author

Do you enjoy getting outdoors for recreation, fitness or sport? Imagine being able to enjoy trails in your community for your own recreational and fitness use, local trails that have received the care and attention to allow for your safe passage as you enjoy nature being outdoors with your friends and family. For many people trails offer a healthy addition or alternative to health clubs, and in most instances there is no cost associated with their use. Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc., a MA nonprofit organization, invites you to participate in Giving Tuesday which is the first Tuesday in December, by making a donation at www.bstra.org/donate and making a difference to our MA trail system. Your donation will be tax deductible, will make a meaningful difference, and will be much appreciated.

If you haven’t heard of Giving Tuesday, it originated in 2012 and has already grown to 10,000+ nonprofit organizations participating in 2014. On

Giving Tuesday, the movement rallies people around their desire to do good, giving them an opportunity to be part of something that is big and meaningful to make a difference. Your donation to Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. will help them take on trail improvement projects important to a variety of outdoor enthusiasts including equestrians, hikers,

bikers, cross country skiers and other non-motorized users. Improvements include cutting back, grading, bringing in fill where needed, correcting drainage issues, and repairing or replacing bridges that are in disrepair, as well as helping with the addition of trail signage or trail expansion in some instances. Your donation, no matter what the amount, will make a difference to the future of trails. There is no other organization in the Northeast that comes close to what Bay State Trail Riders Association, Inc. has done since 1973 and are still doing. They have a track record of dependability, credibility and accomplishment. Since 1989 they have put more than $445,000 into Massachusetts trail projects creating and maintaining trails open to equestrians and other nonmotorized trail users. Their projects have made improvements in forests and

parks in 33 towns in Massachusetts, as well as in Connecticut and Rhode Island. 100% of the money they raise is put into Massachusetts multi-user trail projects open for equestrian use. Their tax-exempt Federal ID # is 043113727. Please browse their website www.bstra.org to learn more about them and the important work they do in our community.

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Donna Mae, an Uxbridge resident will be launching her new children’s book, "The Wooly Adventures of Purl” on November 14th. The event will take place at The Yarn Garden located at 3 Maple Street in Mendon from 1 to 4 p.m. 508-381-3423. The book is about a little girl who can't stop knitting.

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Sutton November Calendar of Events at Millbury Senior Center MILLBURY POLICE ASSN. Millbury Council On Aging SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY Senior 1 River Street PASTA & MEATBALL DINNER MONDAY 9:30 A.M. Craft Class Thursday, November 19th at 6:00 8:30 A.M. Millbury, MA 01527 Walking Club 12:00 Noon Lunch p.m. Please call or stop by the Senior 9:30 A.M. Light Exercise 1:00 P.M. Social Bingo Center News HOLIDAY CLOSINGS Center for reserved seating. 12:00 Noon Lunch 6:00 P.M. Bingo The Sutton Senior Center can be reached at: 508-234-0703. November events are as follows: 2nd • Monday 10:00 AM Chatterbox Discussion Group. 6th • Friday 10:00 AM-12 NOON Harvest Hoedown. Fall fun & food for all. 10th • Tuesday 11:00 AM Veterans Ceremony w/Music by The Trinity Orchestra. 13th • Friday 11:00 AM Creative Coloring For Adults. For lowering blood pressure. 20th • Friday 11:00 AM Hairdresser is in. Call center to book appointments. 25th • Wednesday No Congregate meal served (Meals on Wheels only) NOTE: Center Closed: Wed. Nov. 11 - Wed. 25th @ Noon- Thurs. 26th - Fri. 27th WEEKLY FEATURES Mondays 9:30 AM & Thursdays 9 AM: Tai Chi Free classes. 12:30 PM Free Mat Yoga classes. 11:00 AM Spanish Classes. Tuesdays 10:45 AM Free Yoga classes 12:30 PM Cribbage. 12:30 PM Sutton Serenaders Chorus. 2:00 PM Power Walk (Inside On CD/Television) Wednesdays 10:00 AM Muscular Strength Exercise Thursdays 9:00 AM Free Computer Class 10:00 AM Pitch 12:30 PM Darts 2:00 PM Zumba Gold Class. Free w/Gloria Beaupre BINGO - 1 PM Wednesdays & Fridays Fridays 9:00 AM "I'm Sorry" Fun card game for all ages 10:00 AM Free Yoga classes Coming Saturday, Dec. 5th. CHAIN OF LIGHTS CELEBRATION 9 AM-4 PM

Thursday November, 26th is Thanksgiving! The center will be closed. Enjoy your holiday. Wednesday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day, the center will be closed. There will be no transportation services or home delivered meals on both holidays.

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St. Denis’ Holiday Fair On Saturday, November 1st, the St. Denis Catholic Women’s Council will host their annual Holiday Fair from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. St. Denis is located on Manchaug St. in Douglas and is now handicap accessible. This year it will be bigger and better in their expanded hall. There will be more space to display hand crafted holiday crafts, lottery tree raffles, fancy works

table, baked goods, raffle table and activities for children including the balloon man and a teddy bear punch game. There will be vendors selling 18” doll clothes, jewelry, home made chocolates and rosary bracelets. Also, there will be a luncheon that consists of homemade soups, finger sandwiches, desserts and more.

St. John’s Church Sutton Mall for Humanity Have you ever shopped in a 1st Century Marketplace? Come visit St. John’s 11th annual “Mall for Humanity”, being held Saturday, December 5th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at St. John’s Church in Sutton. Marketplace stalls have been created for your unique shopping experience! St. John’s “Mall for Humanity” located at 3 Pleasant Street, Sutton, (atop a hill on the corner of Route 122a & Pleasant

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The American Legion Charles A. Rice Post # 33 will be having a pancake breakfast on Sunday November 15th at the VFW from 8 AM to 11 AM. The menu will consists of scramble eggs, pancakes, home fries, sausage, ham, baked beans, coffee and juice. Tickets are $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the door. A number of posts in the commonwealth have closed during the last several years due to declining membership. According to the town census, the Town of Uxbridge has over 700 veterans. Many of the younger veterans no longer have the time or interest to get

involved with their local VFW or American Legion post. There is the possibility in the next couple of years that one of our local veterans’ organizations in the Town of Uxbridge may follow the path of others by closing. Therefore they ask the community to support this event and “Support Our Local Veterans”. They will also have applications available for any veteran who would like to join any of their local veterans organizations (VFW, DAV & American Legion). You must submit a copy of your DD-214 with application.

Good Shepherd Parish posts Annual Holiday Fair

On Saturday, November 14th Good Shepherd Parish (Linwood) will host their 3rd annual Holiday Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in both the Parish Center (Behind the church) and Parish Hall (Beneath the church). Taste the many flavors of Good Shepherd at the bake sale, cookie walk, and fudge sale. Stay for the luncheon and enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, desserts, and meatballs; with corned beef sandwiches also available for purchase. Or take parish recipes home with you through purchase of the parish cookbook. See the many talents of its parish-

ioners at the arts and crafts tables. Knitted and crocheted items, wood-carved ornaments, and a large selection of hand-crafted jewelry and rosary beads are all available for purchase, along with a variety of other crafts. And for the little one’s there will be a special Children's Christmas Shopping area with gift wrapping, as well as children’s games in the Youth Center. Finally, try your luck at the expansive raffle table, featuring over 70 themed baskets, along with additional specialty-themed raffle items and the always popular 50/50 raffle. Good Shepherd Parish is located on Linwood St., Uxbridge, in the village of Linwood.

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The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus will welcome members from Ithaca College’s reputable vocal performance faculty for a collaborative presentation of The Creation by Joseph Haydn. Deborah Montgomery-Cove, Richard Monroe, and Marc Webster of

Ithaca College and the BVCC will perform this classical work. The singers will be accompanied by an orchestra of 25 musicians from four different states. The evening promises to provide a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy a classic work performed by professional musicians and local singers brought together by a shared love of music. The BVCC is very excited to welcome the Ithaca faculty back and to continue to bring such a successful and memorable collaboration to the community. The concert will take place on Friday November 20th, at 7:00 p.m. in Our Lady of the Angels Church at 220 Main Street in Worcester. There is a suggested donation of $5 per person at the door. All are welcome to attend a reception following the concert with complimentary refreshments.

Sunshine Club trips slated The Sunshine Club of the Douglas Senior Center has a trip from Nov 16th - 19th to Lancaster, PA for the Christmas show at the Sight and Sound Theatre. The show "A Christmas Story" at the Dutch Apple Theatre is also included. There are 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners included in trip package. On Saturday, Nov. 7th the group is going to Manchester, New Hampshire and the historic Palace Theatre to see "The Addams Family" musical. The Palace is celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. The

theatre has been restored to its former glory. There will be lunch included at The Puritan Back Room before the show. On December 1st there is a trip to the Newport Playhouse to see "Always a Bridesmaid". The Newport Playhouse is always a favorite w/its all-you-can eat buffet and fun plays along with a cabaret after the show. All trips depart from the Whitinsville Wal-Mart, 100 Valley Parkway, Whitinsville. Call Sue at 508476-5820 for more information and cost of trips.

Warm Heart Buy Nothing Coats Day at St. Antoine The Villa at Saint Antoine, in collaboration with Neighborhood Alliance of Pawtucket and other local businesses and faith based organizations, is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, and gloves for the Warm Heart Buy Nothing Coats Day happening on Friday, November 27th from 10 am to 2 pm inside the Pawtucket Visitors Center. If you

would like to donate warmth to local neighbors this winter, please consider dropping off your coats at the Villa at Saint Antoine, located at 400 Mendon Road in North Smithfield, from 9 am to 5 pm from November 1st until November 26th. For more information, call Isabel Pestana at 401.767.2574.



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Celebrating 65 Years together

Phyllis and Stanley Smyth Jr. recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on o ctober 14, 2015. Pictured above left on their wedding day, and above with Senetor r yan C. Fattman. t he Senetor visited the couples home in Uxbridge to deliver a Proclamation from the Mass. State Senate. t he Smyth’s have two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Marriage Conference offered at area church Want a stronger, happier marriage? If you're married, thinking of marriage, or ever plan to be married, please consider coming. Dr. Bruce & Jodi Ware are a husband and wife team coming from Louisville, KY to give a teaching in such a critical area. Check out this

marriage conference and reboot your marriage. It will be held November 13th from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm and November 14th from 9:00 am - 3:45 pm at the North Uxbridge Baptist Church, in Uxbridge. Cost is $30.00 per person (includes

lunch on Saturday) with childcare available ($7 per child, Max $20 per family) Register online today at www.northuxbridgebaptist.com/marriage-conference/. FMI: Contact Alice at the church office:northuxbridgebaptist@gmail.com or 508-278-5505.

Music at Mendon is a series of free concerts featuring a variety of musicians and musical styles held at the Unitarian Church at 13 Maple Street in Mendon. The November concert of this year’s series will take place at 7:00 PM on November 22nd and will feature John Muratore. There is no charge for any concert, but they invite those who attend to bring a non-perishable food item to support the local food banks. Highly acclaimed classical guitarist John Muratore performs regularly as a solo recitalist, and chamber musician. As a solo artist he has appeared extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Russia. He has collaborated with numerous chamber ensembles including Emmanuel Music, the Spectrum Singers, Chorus Pro Musica, Alea III, Boston Musica Viva and Counterpoint.

For more information, contact the Unitarian Congregation of Mendon and Uxbridge: uumendu@comcast.net or 508-473-8681.

BV Heritage Quilters meeting and workshop

Blackstone Valley Heritage Quilters are meeting November 18th, at 7:00 P.M., meetings are held in the basement hall of St. Patrick's Church, 1 Cross St., Whitinsville. Guest speaker will be Joyce Gilmore. "Trilogy Cross Body Bag," workshop to be held on Saturday, Nov. 14th, please sign up. Members are asked to bring handmade items for St. Peter's Bazaar, this will be the last night to drop off items. New members welcome.

Laughing Out Loud, Ladies Night Start your weekend on a high note. The Millbury Women's Club is hosting a Ladies Nite Out on November 6th, 6.30 pm at the Charles F Minney VFW in Millbury. Join them for an evening with the renowned stand-up comic, Mary Ellen Rinaldi. Her real life tales and observations are hilarious ad insightful. You'll shake your head and laugh out loud as she reaches into the nooks and

crannies of everyday life events. Enjoy a cash bar, homemade hors d'oeuvres and desserts. There will also be a chance to win a raffle prize. Event tickets are $25.00 each and are limited. Call Mary Lou Mulhane at 508 865 9831 to reserve your seat or table of eight. All proceeds from the event will be donated to charitable organizations.

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Last month the 2nd Annual Free Band Concert was sponsored by Arthur R. Taft Memorial (Town Park) Trust Committee and Uxbridge First Holiday Night. The community joined together to hear music from the very talented and very popular band Stilburnin, while Uxbridge First Holiday Night provided their delicious food. Free popcorn was given out and sponsored by Theme in a Basket, Free hot dogs were provided and sponsored by the Arthur R. Taft Memorial Trust Committee. The Uxbridge Class of 2018 were there doing free face painting and selling all kinds of spirit wear and other Uxbridge High School items such as T-shirts, ornaments and much more. The Sweet Wise Ice cream truck was also there offering everyone some of their sweet treats. The Uxbridge Antique Fire Museum brought down their engine to show and for picture ops with the community. “These small town events are what really brings the community together we are very lucky

to have such an amazing group of people in town who help to provide these events, a big thank you goes out to Uxbridge First Holiday Night for showing us what “community” means, they work so hard for us all year so we

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a happy event goer enjoys cotton candy (at left) and above the very popular band Stilburnin performs. Ph Ot OS By Nic Ol E Mc k Ay can enjoy the big night!”, said Nicole McKay. Uxbridge First Holiday Night is gear-

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The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra is preparing to launch its Sixteenth consecutive season of world-class symphony concerts in The Grand Ballroom at Milford Town Hall in November, and also the Fourth Season of the Claflin Hill Alternatives Chamber Music Series at the Singh Performance Center in the Alternatives Whitin Mill in Northbridge this fall. Coming off of the euphoria of its Crystal Fifteenth Anniversary Season last year, and the Twentieth Anniversary Season of Family Night at the Bandstand this summer, the CHSO staff, volunteers and musicians were in a steady stream of frenzied activity throughout the summer months as they prepared for the upcoming year of concerts, even as they moved the orchestra’s operations into a more spacious suite of offices in The Grant Building at 208 Main Street in Downtown Milford, and launched a new website. The CHSO Symphony Series begins on Saturday evening, November 14, with “Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions!” a program featuring music of American composer Aaron Copland, (whose birthday is celebrated on November 14th), Richard Strauss, Mozart and Gounod. The program also features a solo performance with the orchestra from its longtime Principal Violist, Dimitar Petkov.“For the opening concert of our “Sweet Sixteen” season, it was fortuitous that it fell on the birthday of Aaron Copland, which made it incumbent that we perform one of his great works that night,” said Paul Surapine, Founding Executive & Artistic Director of the CHSO. “One of my favorite Copland works is the music from the ballet, “Billy the Kid” and that choice inspired the rest of the program as it evolved. German composer Richard Strauss’ exciting and adventurous orchestra tone poem, “Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks” describes the antics of a mythological “village prankster” and Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” is about the legendary, womanizing libertine, Don Juan. It’s a program that mixes music of three centuries and musical styles into one evening.” Other highlights of the CHSO 2015-16 season include the annual Holiday Pops concert on December 12th; a “romantic” program, “From the Heart” on February 6, 2016; The Irish & Italian Summit” on March 5, 2016 & More. All concerts take place at the Milford Town Hall, 52 Main Street, Route 16 in Downtown Milford. All Saturday evening concerts begin at 7:30 PM and the Sunday matinee in March begins at 3 PM. A full roster of concert dates can be accessed at the CHSO website. Ticket prices range from $25 to $40 for single concert ticket purchases, and $99 to $150 for season tickets. Season tickets can be purchased by calling Claflin Hill at 508-478-5924. Individual ticket purchases can be made on line by visiting twww.claflinhill.org



School News

Friends of Music Citrus Fruit Fundraiser

“The Uxbridge Friends of Music (UFM) invite you to participate in their fifth annual Citrus Fruit Fundraiser, in partnership with the “Florida Indian River Groves”. They need your help to make this fundraiser a success. In addition to supporting the music program, you will enjoy delicious and totally healthy oranges, grapefruits and tangelos direct from Florida. This makes a great holiday gift! Customers can order fruit from any music student, music director or UFM member now until Friday, November 6th, or online at www.floridaindianrivergroves.com, Organization Code 926680, until Thursday, November 12th. If you order on-line, please remember to select the student or Uxbridge School you wish to get credit for the sale. Fruit ordered on-line can be delivered to UHS for pick-up, or sent to anyone in the continental U.S. Family and friends in all parts of the country can also order and support the fundraiser through this website.

Basic Rights in Special Education

The Special Education Parent Advisory Councils of Northbridge, Douglas, Hopedale, BlackstoneMillville Regional, Mendon-Upton, and Milford are co-hosting a Basic Rights in Special Education presentation. The presentation will take place on Thursday, November 12th, at Northbridge High School Media Center, Second Floor, 427 Linwood Avenue, Whitinsville, from 7 – 9 p.m. The Basic Rights workshop provides families with an introduction to their rights and responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Massachusetts Special Education Law. This workshop is designed to help parents learn to be effective partners with their child’s school, to decide their child’s eligibility for special education, and to plan and make decisions and monitor their child’s progress in school. Elaine Rabbitt from the Federation for Children with Special Needs will conduct this workshop. Federation workshops are free and open to the public. You are welcome to attend any workshop in or outside of your immediate community. For more information about the Federation for Children with Special Needs, go to www.fcsn.org . For more information on this free parent workshop, please contact Kathy Lyons at KathyL1@verizon. net or at (508) 234-6224.

The delivery of your fruit will be made to Uxbridge High School between November 30th and December 18th. They will contact you by email or phone, once “Florida Indian River” notifies them. All proceeds will go toward lowering the per student cost for music festivals, buying, repairing and maintaining instruments, materials for Band, Chorus and General Music classes, and so much more. UFM invites you to join them at the Veteran’s Day Parade and the upcoming holiday performances by students. For more information, check out their Facebook page and visit their website (www.uxbridgefriendsofmusic.org). Please contact Kathleen Penza (kpenza@ uxbridge.k12.ma.us or Liz Wondolowski (wondoliz@charter.net; phone (508)278-0320) with questions. UFM would also like to thank everyone for their continued support of the music program including the recent “Recycle for Music Day” and first “Mattress Sale” fundraiser.

Wo r l D SMil D Day - in celebration of World Smile Day, students and staff at the Whitin e lementary School in Uxbridge collected food for the local food pantry. Pictured above students pose with some of the food collected. Students were encouraged to wear black and yellow, the colors of the smile, and to perform a random act of kindness throughout the day.

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Jarosz given DAR Good Citizen Award

SCHOOL SPIRIT: Uxbridge Varsity and Junior Varsity Boys Soccer Teams, along with their Coach Tony Spagnuolo (far left) and State Rep. Kevin Kuros joined in the Third Annual MDSC Buddy Walk and Harvest Fair which was held last month at River Bend Farm in Uxbridge.






Whitinsville Christian High School Principal, Chris Vander Baan, announced that senior Sarah Jarosz has been selected as a 2016 Good Citizen Award recipient by the Daughters of the American Revolution Captain Job Knapp Chapter. This award is given to deserving high school students in the Blackstone Valley who exhibit excellence in academic and leadership achievements. The daughter of Lynn Jarosz of Douglas, Sarah has been very active in her community through a wide range of volunteer activities, including: EcoTarium Junior Counselor, Worcester; Volunteer Dollar-a-Day Gift Card Ministry; Cook/Server at The Diner, Liberty City Church, Worcester; Student Leader New Student Orientation, Whitinsville Christian School; Tutor for Learning Partners, Whitinsville Christian School; and Volunteer Youth Project Ireland, Sarah has achieved high honors throughout her high school career, the Presidential Academic Award for three years, and the Smith College Book Award during her junior year.


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Commended in National Merit Scholarship Competition

Whitinsville Christian High School senior Spencer Gorman has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition, Principal Christopher Vander Baan announced. He joins 34,000 top scorers nationwide to receive this distinction based on his performance on the 2014 PSAT. Although Commended Students do not continue in the scholarship competition, they nonetheless place among the top five percent of scorers nationwide. The son of Stephen and Tamara Gorman of Hopkinton, Spencer is the student president of the school’s National Honor Society chapter, and a member of the basketball and tennis teams.

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Medicare Open Enrollment: 5 Things You Need to Do Routines help keep us focused, organized and even healthy. However, if your health routine doesn’t include preparing for Medicare’s Open Enrollment, now’s the time to kick start a new healthy habit. If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, Open Enrollment started October 15th and runs through December 7th and is the time you can make changes to your plan. Even if you’re happy with your current coverage, you might find something that’s a better fit for your budget or your health needs. If you miss an Open Enrollment deadline, you’ll most likely have to wait a full year before you can make changes to your plan. Here are five important things every Medicare beneficiary can do to get in the Medicare Open Enrollment routine. 1. Review your plan notice. Be sure to read any notices from your Medicare plan about changes for next year, especially your “Annual Notice of Change” letter. Look at your plan’s information to make sure your drugs are still covered and your doctors are still in network. 2. Think about what matters most to you. Medicare health and drug plans change each year and so can your health needs. Do you need a new primary care doctor? Does your network include the specialist you want for an upcoming surgery? Is your new medication covered by your current plan? Does another plan offer the same value at a lower cost? Take stock of your health status and determine if you need to make a change. 3. Find out if you qualify for help paying for your Medicare. Learn about programs in your state to help with the costs of Medicare premiums, your Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) and Medicare Part B (medical insurance) deductibles, coinsurance and copayments and Medicare prescription drug coverage costs. You can do this by visiting Medicare.gov or making an appointment with a local State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. 4.Shop for plans that meet your needs and fit your budget. Starting in October, you can use Medicare’s plan finder tool at Medicare.gov/finda-plan to see what other plans are offered in your area. A new plan may: a. Cost less b. Cover your drugs c. Let you go to the providers you want, like your doctor or pharmacy If you find that your current coverage still meets your needs, then you’re done. Remember, during Medicare Open Enrollment, you can decide to stay in Original Medicare or join a Medicare Advantage Plan. If you’re already in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can switch back to Original Medicare.

5. Check your plan’s star rating before you enroll. The Medicare Plan Finder has been updated with the 2016 Star Ratings for Medicare health and prescription drug plans. Plans are given an overall quality rating on a 1 to 5 star scale, with 1 star representing poor performance and 5 stars representing excellent performance. Use the Star Ratings to compare the quality of health and drug plans being

offered. These are a few easy ways to get a jump start on your Medicare Open Enrollment. For more information you can, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800633-4227), and say “Agent.” TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. Help is available 24 hours a day, including weekends. If you need help in a language other than English or Spanish, let the cus-

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TLC Pet Haven...superior pampering and care for your pets Story & Photos by Constance Dwyer When we think about spa treatments, we think about being pampered with hot oil treatments, manicures, and pedicures. Well, our dogs and cats can receive the same treatments as well such as oatmeal baths, styled haircuts, and, if your beloved pet tangles with a, so called, “black and white kitty.” TLC Pet Haven of Sutton can provide “deskunking” as well. In an interview with Denise Jones who co-owns TLC Pet Haven with her husband Bill, she said that they started their business 37 years ago in a little grooming shop in Millbury and moved to Sutton 5 years later, eventually ending up at their present location on Route 146 in Sutton in 1990, 25 years ago. Denise’s mother wouldn’t allow her to have pets while she was growing up and told her that, when she got married, she could have as many as she wanted; that is just what she did. Denise and Bill, along with Pam Kelley of Sutton, the longtime TLC manager, and their 25 + employees, care for between 50 and 100 pets, whether dogs in the daycare, utilizing 6 large outdoor arenas and 2 indoor arenas, or cats staying overnight in their new “cattery” which offers a variety of multi-level suite options for felines with discriminating tastes. Much of the TLC Pet Haven facility allows for overnight accommodation for dogs including elite suites complete with beds and TV’s! Others can stay in their large indoor 14’ X 4’ runs with corresponding outdoor areas. All guests have water 24/7 and are fed according to their owners’ desired schedule with their own special diets or food supplied by TLC. Medications can also be administered per owner or veterinarian instructions, including insulin shots. “Taking care of pets”, Denise continued in her professional, confident and soft-spoken manner, “is not that different from dealing with humans. In doggie daycare, dogs are screened and placed with dogs of similar activity levels, size and age. When they first arrive, they will often run toward the playgroup where their usual friends are.” She went on to say, “we try to make everything fun so that pets will want to come back!” You may wonder who would utilize daycare. For people who work long hours, TLC Pet Haven is a blessing. There are some pets that enjoy the company of others, but do not like being home alone and may get into trouble. When they are in daycare, they play with their friends all day long, so that when they go home, they are ready for bed, with no energy left to get into mischief.

Co-owner; Denise Jones (pictured above) with “Buzz,” a shihtzu, in store with ample pet supplies. At right: Denise stands by one of the Mobile Grooming Vans. Denise’s husband and co-owner, Bill, was on the road making house calls. TLC provides services for Worcester County and most of Blackstone Valley. However, to their credit, they have customers who come from Boston, Connecticut and Rhode Island to use their services. Denise has also taught Grooming and Kennel Management courses at Becker College for the past 20 years where people appreciate her experience. Some people will leave their pets at TLC when they go on vacation or for many other reasons. An owner may need to go into the hospital, may be

having a baby, or might have workmen around the house for a few days and need their pets to be out of the way. Denise said one couple was getting married and 6 different families had pets stay with them so they could attend the event. TLC Pet Haven currently has 2 Mobile Groom-In-Vans on the road. One is run by Denise’s husband, Bill, who also oversees the second van that is usually operated by Jenn Joensson of Dudley. The vans have a full size bathtub with hot and cold running water. They provide the same pet grooming services as in the shop but in the comfort of the pets’ driveway. This is a service in high demand; thus the vans are generally booked 5 to 6 weeks out.

For some owners, home services really are convenient. With that in mind, TLC offers other in-home services. Another longtime employee, Nadine Johnson of Millbury, will visit homes twice per day to take care of pets while their owners are away; they will walk the dog in the middle of the day so they can relieve themselves and even pick up poop.. TLC’s “Poop Brigade” will come to your house weekly, bi-weekly or seasonally to take care of this little chore. TLC Pet Haven is open 8 am-6 pm Monday through Thursday and Saturday. They have extended hours on Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, and are open to the public from 11:30 am until 5 pm on Sundays. Doggie Daycare allows dropoffs as early as 6:30 am and pickups as late as 6:30 pm every day except Sunday. TLC Pet Haven is located at 68 Worcester Providence Turnpike (Southbound side on Rte 146) and phone number is (508)865-3180. There are numerous supplies available for your pet at the shop. Denise acknowledged that people driving by on Route 146 may think the facility is small, but “it is deceiving from the front; there are 5 buildings, and an acre of land and we use every inch of it.” She encourages readers to stop in for a tour any day between 10 AM and 4 PM. Denise concluded the interview with her warm smile saying that she considers everyone’s pet as “family” and this is why she and Bill decided to use the acronym “TLC”, “Tender Lovin’ Care”

to let every pet owner know that she, her husband, and their staff will give special attention every step of the way in caring for your dog or cat. Oh! In case you are wondering,

Denise and Bill do go home to their own pets, a Jack Russell Terrier named Gracie and a terrier mix, called Lady. See TLC Pet Haven’s Advertisement in this issue on page 16.

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UniBank has announced that Apple PayTM is now available to UniBank Visa® debit card users offering customers a more secure way to make payments in stores and online at participating merchants, while also giving UniBank a competitive edge in the community banking industry. UniBank debit card holders who have iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s+, and Apple Watch, can now add their UniBank debit card to Apple Pay and begin using it at merchants that accept contactless payments as indicated at registers. The mobile payment solution can also be used within participating apps that sell physical goods and services. Apple Pay is more secure than making payments with an actual debit card because it uses an encrypted representation of the card data, not the card data itself, allowing customers to transact without revealing personal data. Terminals that accept contactless payments read this encrypted data from the digital wallet on the user’s Apple device and pass it along to Visa and UniBank. Only Visa is able to decode the information that is transmitted, so even if a hacker obtains information it would be useless to them. Additionally, user-established passcode or Touch ID features on the user’s device provides a further layer of security. “UniBank is always looking for ways to provide secure and convenient benefits for our customers,” stated Brad Fenn, Vice President and Electronic Banking Technology Manager. “Apple Pay complements our existing convenience banking options, while strengthening point of sale transactional security and providing a modern payment solution for those customers who are technologically savvy.” Not all merchants accept Apple Pay, but more are jumping on board all the time. Apple makes a list of participating merchants available on their website: www.apple.com. UniBank is also looking into offering similar mobile payment solutions for Android users in the future and is constantly exploring emerging banking technologies for the benefit of its customers.

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New Director of Nursing Services at Beaumont

SALMON Health and Retirement is pleased to welcome Deborah Yedinak, RN, as Director of Nursing Services at Beaumont at Northbridge. “Debbie,” as she is known, will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of nursing care on the Northbridge campus, which provides rehabilitation and skilled nursing services for sub-acute and long-term Residents. A Whitinsville resident, Debbie originally started her nursing career by working as a CNA at Beaumont before leaving to earn her LPN and RN degrees at Assabet Valley LPN Program and Excelsior College in Albany, NY, respectively. Debbie has held positions of LPN Charge Nurse and RN Supervisor at Radius Healthcare at Millbury and Unit Manager at University Commons Nurs-

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ing Center in Worcester. As the former Director of Nursing Services at Golden Living Center in Worcester, she was recognized by the American Health Care Association as a bronze award recipient for the reduction of antipsychotics in the dementia population and was responsible for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accreditation and reaccreditation. Her accomplishments as the Director of Nursing Services at Life Care Center of Auburn included both JCAHO accreditation and a successful annual Department of Health survey. The Beaumont team Debbie will supervise has a long tenure at Northbridge and they are pleased she has returned to SALMON in the capacity of Director of Nursing.

Zeis honored with National Merit Award

Joanne Zeis, of Uxbridge, is the recipient of a National Health Information Merit Award for Patient Education for her 2015 book, "Behcet's Disease: MyModernHealth FAQs." As a long-time member and supporter of the American Behcet's Disease Association, Joanne works closely with the organization in distributing books and resources for patients, their loved ones, and healthcare providers. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Tufts University and is a graduate of UCLA's 32-credit Patient Advocacy program. In 2006, Joanne was the sole recipient of the American Medical Association's Citation for Distinguished Service award, for her ongoing advocacy and educational work on behalf of Behcet's patients. The Citation is the highest national award given each year by the AMA to a non-medically-trained individual. Joanne is also the author of "Essential Guide to Behcet's Disease" and "You Are Not Alone: 15 People with Behcet's." She works as a Case Manager at Shire Pharmaceuticals in Lexington.

Tour new Rehab Center at Saint Antoine

Saint Antoine Residence, located at 10 Rhodes Ave in North Smithfield, is hosting an open house of their new rehab center “Easy Street” on Saturday, November 14th from 1 pm to 4 pm. The public will have a chance to tour and experience a one of a kind rehab center designed to help patients build strength, endurance, and confidence as they transition from hospital to home. The tour will highlight state-of-theart equipment including the Alter G treadmill with NASA antigravity engineering. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Carolyn Allard by calling 401-767-3500 Ext 103

Milford Regional is pleased to welcome Tara Richardson, MD to the active medical staff. She has joined TriRiver Family Health Center in Uxbridge. Tara Richardson, MD graduated with a medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA in 2012. She continued her training at UMass with a pediatric residency. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Richardson was a special education teacher at the Goddard Learning Center and the Worcester Public School System. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Tara Richardson to our excellent staff of highly trained pediatricians,” states Edward J. Kelly, president, Milford Regional Medical Center. “The children in our community will certainly benefit from Dr. Richardson’s expertise in pediatrics.”

TARA RICHARDSOn , MD Appointments with Dr. Richardson can be made by calling Tri-River Family Health Center at 508-278-5573.

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MRMC ribbon cutting ceremony unveils new building expansion Milford Regional Medical Center recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the $54 million building expansion project. Named the Meehan Family Pavilion, this is Milford Regional’s largest expansion to date a 78,000 square-foot addition that includes a new emergency department, intensive care unit and private patient rooms. The ribbon cutting was attended by state and local dignitaries including Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, State Sen. Ryan C. Fattman and State Rep. John V. Fernandes, as well as hundreds of financial supporters, medical

staff and community members. “The new building is a step toward our evolution of being the best health care system in the state,” said Francis M. Saba, CEO of MRMC, noting the state-of-the-art facility provides a more modern and spacious environment for patients and medical staff. “The goal was to create a facility that helps us to improve the health and well-being of our patients. To see this manifested is a dream come true.” The new two-story structure will more than double the size of the current emergency department from 30 to 52

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Northbridge Youth Lacrosse Registration open The Resolution; Come play the fastest sport on two feet. Northbridge Youth Lacrosse (NYL) opened registration for its seventh season on October 15. Girls in grades Kindergarten through sixth and boys in grades Kindergarten through eighth are invited to register for the 2016 season. Regular registration is open now through December 15th. After December 15th they will be accepting late registrations with an additional fee. Registration online at ramslacrosse.uslaxteams.com. NYL is happy to announce that registration fees are the same as last year. The cost to register a player for the 2016 season is $100 which includes league fees and the Northbridge Playgrounds and Recreation fee. Player registration with U.S. Lacrosse for $25 is also required and can be done during the online registration process. NYL again will be offering a family discount as follows: first player $100, second player $75, third or more players $50 each. Uniforms are ordered separately from registration and will be available in the NYL online store. The cost will be between $45 and $60. Instruction, practice and game play will be provided. NYL Spring 2016

Girls & Boys can join in the fun!

practices will begin in March, weather permitting, and games are held weekly on Sundays from April through midJune with a year-end Jamboree. NYL will be offering indoor clinics during Jan. and Feb. at an additional cost. Northbridge Youth Lacrosse is committed to growing the exciting sports of girls and boys lacrosse in Northbridge and surrounding towns. Established in 2009, NYL offers programs for over 160 boys and girls in the U9, U11, U13, and U15 leagues plus boys select leagues. NYL is a member of the Massachusetts Bay Youth Lacrosse League (MBYLL) and the Massachusetts Bay Girls Lacrosse League (MBGLL). The MBYLL believes, “The sport of lacrosse continues its explosive growth in Massachusetts and across the country. Our mission is to teach, grow and honor the game of lacrosse throughout Massachusetts by providing leadership, guidance, training and structure to all town programs.” For more information and to register, visit ramslacrosse.uslaxteams.com or check out NYL on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/NorthbridgeYouth LacrosseLeague.

an indoor cycling fundraiser

The Resolution by PMC is a brand new indoor cycling fundraiser launched by the Pan-Mass Challenge that is coming to Boston and will directly benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event will offer over 2,000 people the opportunity to participate in a two-day indoor bike-a-thon with the goal of raising $1 million for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber. Taking place at The Club By George Foreman III in Boston, January 2nd and 3rd; The Resolution will kick off the new year, providing riders with a powerfully inspiring experience that has the potential to make a huge impact on cancer research. Website: http://www.the-resolution.org/, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theresolutionbypmc. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ResolutionbyPMC, Instagram: http://instagram.com/resolutionbypmc Cost: All participants are committed to raising at least $250 for cause. 100 percent of every rider raised dollar goes directly to Dana-Farber.

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Exploring Winter Wildlife

Athletes team up to help a local family

They might be competitors on the volleyball court, but athletes at Blackstone Valley Tech and several area schools have once again teamed up to serve a great cause. The girls volleyball programs at Valley Tech, Blackstone-Millville, Sutton, Millbury, Bethany Christian, and Whitinsville Christian schools turned their annual exhibition jamboree into a benefit event for a local family. Funds raised by each team and proceeds from bake sales were pooled together to make a donation of $1,125 to help offset the costs of a pending kidney transplant for 12-year-old Megan Bernard of Millbury. The donation was officially presented to the Bernard family at a September girls volleyball match between BVT and Millbury.

On Saturday, November 14th from 10:30-11:30 a.m. join Metacomet Land Trust and DCR River Bend Farm and get young children out and exploring nature! Learn what animals do to get ready for winter, take a short nature walk to discover signs of wildlife

around the park. Follow up with making a birdseed ornament for your own backyard. This program is free and open to the public, geared toward elementary ages. Meet at River Bend Farm Visitor Center; 287 Oak Street Uxbridge. 508-278-7604

Tufts offers Free Seminar Series

Presenting the donation to the Bernard family (center) are (at left) BVT Dental Assisting Senior Olivia Bianco of Uxbridge, Multimedia Communications Senior e mma Helstrom of Douglas, Culinary Arts Senior Rebecca Rose of Millbury; and BVT girls volleyball Coach Barbara King. Millbury Volleyball Players & Coach Mike McKeon (far right).

The Challenges of Creating Zoos That Are Ethical Edens: Tuesday, November 10th, Noon - 1 pm in the Varis Lecture Hall at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton. Speaker: Ron Kagan, Director/Chief Executive Officer, Detroit Zoological Society. Members of the public are invited to this free seminar. Join online or on campus. Dr. Temple Grandin: Livestock Behavior & Welfare: Experience, Research, and the Impact on My Life and Teaching : Mon, Nov 30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Tues, Dec 1,

at Tuftsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Medford and Grafton campuses. Speaker: Temple Grandin, PhD. Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Both events are part of the fall 2015 Animal Matters Seminar Series co-presented by the Center for Animals and Public Policy and the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction. Contact for more information: capp@tufts.edu, web site: http://vet.tufts.edu/capp/animal_matters/

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