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Kleya enjoys barrier-free camp Uxbridge resident, Janet Kleya, shows off her catch while fishing off the dock at Easter Seals Camp Hemlocks, a fully accessible, barrierfree summer camp located in Hebron, Connecticut. Kleya is one of 50 campers who attended this year’s MS Vacation Week, which took place June 9th through June 14th. The sixday holiday is an annual program, hosted by the National MS Society, Connecticut and Greater New England chapters, for people liv-

ing with the disabling effects of multiple sclerosis, a disease for which there is no cure. Kleya, who worked for many years at General Motors, was diagnosed with MS in 1986. She says her favorite camp activities include kayaking and fishing. For more information on MS, its effects and the many ways the National MS Society, Greater New England Chapter, assists people living with MS, visit www. for more information.

McGowan earns Eagle Scout recognition

MISSION COMPLETE  -  Thomas  McGowan  and  his  Eagle Scout Veterans Memorial Project.




Thomas McGowan from Whitinsville, a junior from Valley Tech in the HVAC/R shop, recently earned Eagle Scout recognition for his Veterans Memorial Project for Boy Scout Troop 155 which he unveiled on Memorial Day. In order to become an Eagle Scout, each candidate must plan, develop and prove leadership skills in a Service Project, reflective of exemplary Eagle Scout service. For his project to earn his advancement, Tom's objective was to create something different, something that would make an honorable contribution. When he spoke with Mr. William Audette of the Blackstone Valley Veterans Association, he mentioned a small plot of 43 solid white crosses that represented POWs and MIAs from WWI, WWII, as well as the Vietnam and Korean wars,

near the Whitinsville Community Center that were in dire need of repair. These crosses were originally presented to the Veterans over 20 years ago as part of Peter Gauthier's Eagle Scout project. He decided he could apply his skills along with skills from other fellow students at Valley Tech to create new, freshly painted crosses with engraved metal nameplates. He presented his project to his instructor, Mr. Mark Fitzpatrick, who helped him work collaboratively with students from Manufacturing Technology, Painting and Design Technology and Construction Technology to recreate symbolic representations for each of the individual memorials. "Tom's dedication to Veterans was the driving influence in his Eagle Project," stated Troop 155 Scout Master Howard

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Carlson. "This project should be recognized for its importance to our servicemen's sacrifice and to honor those who gave so much for our independence. His efforts on this project are an inspiration for all." In his dedication speech on Memorial Day, Tom stated "If you look at the crosses before you, on each of the nameplates you'll find engraved the words "You Are Not Forgotten" which signifies the sacrifice and service they provided for our country is cherished." Tom is very actively involved with varsity lacrosse and football. He also is involved with both the National Honor Society and National Technical Society. In his spare time, he works tirelessly volunteering with his troop to support the community and his church.


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Letters to the editor:

First Hand Account of the Fresh Air Fund The joy of seeing her arrive from the city each summer, looking taller and more beautiful than the previous year, has to be my favorite day of the summer. To watch her unwind, relax, kick off her shoes, smile and giggle is priceless. We have taken her to the beach for her first time and she loves swimming, hiking and bike riding. It’s wonderful just to enjoy the simple pleasures of hanging out in PJs all day, eating breakfast on our porch, listening to the birds, and taking a stroll to get ice cream. Lell, six-years-old, also visited us for the first time last year. After picking

Dear Readers, For the past seven summers my family has been involved with The Fresh Air Fund, which is a non-profit organization that takes underprivileged children from New York City and gives them the opportunity to experience life away from the hot city streets. It’s amazing how the simple pleasures of a backyard swing set or a bike ride around the block can make such an impact on these children’s lives. Skie, now 13, was just seven when she first visited us from Queens, NY.

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The Uxbridge Community Foundation would like to thank all of those from the Uxbridge community and beyond who came to the Uxbridge High School Track and Trails to support the first annual Dan Stefanilo Memorial Race on Saturday, May 18th. The sun shone brightly as an eclectic crew of casual runners, strollers, more serious sprinters, moms, dad, grandmas and grandpas -- even a baby or two in running joggers joined the ranks! The






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him up at the bus from New York, seeing his face light up when we drove into our yard is something I’ll never forget. He spent the next two hours watering our yard before we had even unpacked his suitcase. There is nothing that we do with our Fresh Air children that we wouldn’t have done, just as a family. We just packed an extra towel or a sandwich, and had an extra kid (or two) in the car. What was different, though, was the level of enjoyment and our excitement as we shared our takenfor-granted summer fun with kids who were seeing much of it for the first time. After hosting for a few years, I took on the volunteer role as Fund Representative for the Southern Massachusetts area and support nine amazing Chairpeople who volunteer to help recruit and support new host families. I

see my role as ambassador, publicist and recruiter of families who are ready, willing and able to make a difference in a child’s life! Please join us! If you would like to learn more about hosting a child for just one or two weeks this summer, or volunteering, please contact me, Claire Duckmanton

race included both a 5K and a 1 mile “fun” run, with younger kids running around the beautiful new UHS track to the cheers of all on-lookers. The race was a great success, with almost 100 folks participating, helping to raise monies to continue to support the academic and cultural programs in the Uxbridge School System through the distribution of scholarships and grant awards. A big kudos goes to the chairpersons of the event, Judi Lanoue, Rachel Wright and Sue Pickering who combined their individual talents to ensure a safe and fun-filled event. Thank you also to the many volunteers including school administration and teachers, Uxbridge students and the Student Council, our police department and members of the UEF and our extended community. The race would not have been possible without the generous sponsorships from friends and businesses. A special, heartfelt thank you goes to Nancy Stefanilo and the extended Stefanilo family who came to show their support, emotionally and financially, for the Uxbridge Education Foundation, a group that was founded by Dan Stefanilo and others almost eight years ago and one which was near and dear to his heart. We know he was looking down on all of us on and highfiving those who made it across the finish line (and even those who didn’t)! We look forward to continuing the Dan Stefanilo Memorial Race next year and into the future. We appreciate your continued support of the UEF. Kate Travaline President Uxbridge Education Foundation

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10th Year Memorial Ride will honor Officer Chet Dzivasen THunDeR in THe VaLLeY 2013 On Saturday, July 13th, Uxbridge VFW Post 1385, Rendezvous Leather, Bright Shine Auto Spa, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Brian’s Restaurant, Kapi’s Pub and Pellets Direct will be honoring the memory of Officer Chet Dzivasen, by sponsoring the tenth annual benefit motorcycle-ride and

asked for their assistance. Monetary donations and/or raffle prizes are greatly appreciated. All organizations donating fifty dollars or more will have their business’ name displayed on a banner that will hang in front of the VFW hall. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards the memorial fund. Your generosity was greatly appreciated last year and hope you will continue to support us this year. Sign up for the ride leaving the VFW

chicken barbeque. For the eighth year all proceeds from the motorcycle ride will go to the “Adam Bullen Memorial Foundation”. This foundation was set up to assist children and adults battling cancer by providing these individuals, and their families, financial and emotional assistance. For more information, please visit the website for the organization, Local organizations/businesses are

located on Route 16 in Uxbridge is from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The ride leaves at 10:30 a.m. The chicken barbeque begins at 5:00 p.m. with entertainment from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Tickets are a $15.00 donation. Tickets are the same price for riders, passengers and non-riders. Non-riders are encouraged to attend the event, come out and watch the bikes depart in the morning,

Free Fun Fridays Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, announced that the Highland Street Foundation is once again sponsoring “Free Fun Fridays” this summer. Back by popular demand, this program provides free admission to some of Massachusetts’ most well-known attractions every Friday through August 30th. “There is no better way to experience the history and culture of Massachusetts than by seeing it in person,” said Moore, a former member of the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. “Thanks to the Highland Park Foundation, families have the opportunity to visit fabulous museums and cultural attractions throughout the Commonwealth without spending a dime. ‘Free Fun Fridays’ also promotes the Commonwealth’s dynamic tourism sector, and even provides increase in business for nearby restaurants and vendors.” Free Fun Fridays is a summer program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation which opens the doors to many of Massachusetts’ most treasured museums and cultural venues at no cost to visitors. Over the past four summers more than 500,000 visitors have enjoyed Free Fun Fridays. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Free Fun Fridays and a record-breaking 60 venues will participate, with six cultural venues open free-of-charge every Friday for 10 weeks this summer. • July 5th: Mass Audubon’s Boston Nature Center, Cape Cope Museum of Art, Martha’s Vineyard Museum, Children’s Museum at Holyoke, Volleyball Hall of Fame and Peabody Essex Museum. • July 12th: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Larz Anderson Auto Museum, Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Pilgrim Hall Museum and Museum of Russian Icons & Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. • July 19th: JFK Library & Museum, Reagle Music Theatre, Buttonwood Park Zoo, Danforth Art, Hancock Shaker Village & Garden in the Woods. • July 26th: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, New England Historic Genealogical Society, American Textile History Museum, Children’s Museum in Easton, Amelia Park Children’s Museum and Higgins Armory Museum. Peforming Arts Center. To learn about the Highland Street Foundation’s program, visit or call 617-969-8900.

and/or come down for the chicken BBQ when the riders return. Advanced ticket sales are recommended as the previous years have sold out. Live entertainment will be provided by New Bay Colony and Chyldz Play. Tickets may be obtained by calling Karen at 508-612-0395, Ron Massey at 508-259-3437, or Ann at the VFW, 508-278-7540.

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Town News Town Manager announces Uxbridge committee vacancies The Town Manager and Board of Selectmen are currently seeking volunteers for vacancies on the following committees: Affordable Housing Com-

Peoples' Pantry to hold Annual Yard Sale Once again the Peoples' Pantry located at Second Congregational Church, 289 Main Street in Douglas will hold their annual Yard Sale on July 13th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm on the front lawn of the Church. They will be accepting donations up until the week of the sale.  They will not be accepting baby furniture, electronics or exercise equipment.  All other donations may be dropped off at the pantry on Tuesdays from 1:00 5:00 pm or you may call Brenda Roy at 508-476-1880 to make other arrangements. For more information or any questions please feel free to call Brenda at the above number.

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mittee, Cable Advisory Committee, Conservation Commission, Finance Committee, Parade Committee, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested candidates should download and submit a Talent Bank Form which can be found on the Uxbridge Town Website. You may also contact the Office of the Town Manager at (508) 278-8600 ext. 2001 or stop by the Town Hall to obtain a form.

Pout Pond Swim Lessons Pout Pond will be hosting Swim Lessons for children 5 and above this 2013 season. There will be three sessions; July 8th - 18th, July 22nd - Aug 1st and Aug 5th - Aug 15th. Registration forms are available at Pout Pond, Uxbridge Town Hall and the Uxbridge Public Library.  There will be a sign up event on July 20th at Pout Pond, located on West River Road, from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. for Session II & III.

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DeFazio and Walker achieve Girl Scout Gold Nicole DeFazio of Northbridge and Kelsey Walker of Uxbridge have been awarded the Girl Scouts' most prestigious award, the Gold Award, in ceremonies recently at Worcester's historic Mechanics Hall. Senator President Pro Tem Richard T. Moore, who attended the ceremonies to honor the young women, presented both with citations from the Massachusetts Senate. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest recognition in Girl Scouting, comparable to the Boy Scouts Eagle rank.  It is an award with national standards that acknowledges an individual girl's accomplishments, leadership, commitment, creativity, and personal effort to make the world a better place. Each Girl Scout Gold Award project addresses community needs and improves lives, while the process itself builds a young woman's personal leadership skills and inspires others to community action. Ms. DeFazio's project was the development and implementation of an antibullying program at the Balmer


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Senate President Pro Tem Richard T. Moore presented a citation to Jessica Findlay for being a finalist in the 2012 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). These awards are the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government specifically for K-12 mathematics and science (including computer science) teaching. Established by Congress in 1983, the PAEMST program authorizes the President to bestow up to 108 awards each year.

Findlay named finalist

Faber brothers note collegiate accomplishments Kyle R. Faber, a sophomore at Worcester State University, was recently named to the spring semester Dean's List. Ryan M. Faber, graduated from Bryant University on May 18th, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management. Ryan was also named to the fall and spring semester Dean's List at Bryant University. Both brothers reside in Sutton.

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Zabinski graduates from Boston University Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,073 students in May 2013. Among the graduates was Uxbridge resident, Rebekah C. Zabinski, who received a Master of Business Administration in Public Management.

Whitinsville Library plans Summer Fun On Tuesday, July 9th at 7 pm the Whitinsville Social Library will be having a visit by author Sandra Champlain from Belchertown, MA. Sandra will be discussing her new book, We Don’t Die: A Skeptic’s Discovery of Life After Death, which details her research into life after death and dealing with grief. The Whitinsville Social Library will not be changing the open hours this summer. They are open Mondays and Tuesdays from 12 – 8, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10-8 and Saturdays from 10-2 and will be closed on Thursday, July 4th , Saturday, July 6th and Saturday, August 31st.   Beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, they will be extending the hours to include Monday and Tuesday mornings. WSL will be holding special dropin activities for kids on Special Fun Saturdays beginning at 11 am during July and August.  No registration is required. BUILD YOUR OWN DOMINO CHAIN WITH BOOKS Monday, July 29th at 5:30 pm. Seattle Public Library recently broke the world's record for the longest domino chain using 2,131 books. Come try your luck at building your own chain! Books available starting at 5:30 pm and it goes until you're done. Build by yourself or with a team.  We'll be using the leftover books from our last book sale, so there will be plenty to go around! All ages. No registration. SPECIAL FUN SATURDAYS ACTIVITY SCHEDULE: July 13: Lego Club, age 6-12 July 20: National Lollipop Day. Stop by for your treat! July 27: DIY Crafts: Calling all Sidewalk Chalk Artists! Come decorate the front walk. All ages August 3: Lego Club, age 6-12 August 10: National S'more Day. Stop by to make your treat!  August 17: DIY Crafts: Duct Tape Crafts, age 8+. Younger kids to get help from their grown-ups. August 24: DIY Craft: Paper Planes, Jets, and other Flying Things & Test Flights, age 7+. Younger kids to get help from their grown-ups. Please contact the Whitinsville Social Library if you  have any questions, 508-234-2151.

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Alternatives Summer Concert Series Popular outdoor concerts to resume Alternatives announces the schedule for their free summer concert series which started on Friday, June 28th and will resume on its usual Thursday evening schedule starting on July 11th. All concerts are from 6 to 8 PM and, in case of inclement weather, move indoors into the Singh Performance Center. All concerts are free. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair. Food is provided by Uxbridge First Holiday Night. For the past three summers the Community Plaza at Alternatives has been the place to gather and hear music styles from Bluegrass to Jazz and everything in between. The well attended concerts have been a place where, in the words of Uxbridge resident Linda Roberts, “Young and old alike sing along and people of all abilities dance, laugh and celebrate together.” The concert schedule is: July 11th: The Lovejoy Band July 18th: Jerry Seeco Jazz Quartet July 25th: BV Community Concert Band August 1st: Olde’ Nuf to Know Better August 8th: HELP! Beatles Tribute Band August 15th: Marshall Morris August 22nd: Super Chief Trio August 29th: Point & Swing Big Band September 5th: BV Bluegrass Band The concerts are sponsored by Alternatives and ValleyCAST and cosponsored by Unibank and Lampin Corporation. “Unibank is delighted to again be partnering with Alternatives to present events which the entire community can enjoy,” said James Paulhus, President and CEO of Unibank. Lampin Corporation CEO Bill DiBenedetto agreed saying, “Employee owned Lampin Corportion enjoys being part of the community and partnering with our longtime friends at Alternatives to bring great music to the Valley.” Alternatives provides services to individuals with disabilities throughout Central Massachusetts and sponsors community events that people of all abilities can enjoy together. For more information on the concerts and Alternatives go to or call (508) 2346232.

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UniBank Summer Food Drive campaign underway UniBank kicked off a bank wide Food Drive campaign to support food pantries throughout the towns where it has branches on June 14th and will continue through July 26th. This Food Drive is to support local pantries during the summer months which are typically a busy time of year as the result of summer breaks from school. The campaign is part of the bank’s dedication to improving life for the communities it serves. Each UniBank branch will collect non-perishable items to be donated.

• Upton: Beyond Bundles. • Uxbridge: People First Food Pantry. • Whitinsville Main/Whitinsville Plaza: Northbridge Association of Churches Food Pantry. • Worcester: Worcester County Food Bank. Donated items may be dropped off during regular banking hours through July 26. Visit for a listing of branch locations and hours.

cult times in recent years and UniBank is pleased to coordinate this effort to help its neighbors. Branches will collect for the following pantries in their local community: • Blackstone: St. Theresa Parish Food Pantry and the St. Paul Parish Food Pantry. • Douglas: The People’s Pantry and St. Denis Church Food Pantry • Grafton: Grafton Food Bank and St. Vincent de Paul. • Milford: Daily Bread Food Pantry. • Sutton: Sutton Food Pantry.

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Senate adopts amendment to reform sex offender registry laws mation it needs to protect our children and communities, Senate President Pro Tempore Richard T. Moore, DUxbridge, announced "Massachusetts has a strong sex offender classification system; however, it has become evident that this system needs some revision, particularly

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2013 Grange Community Citizen award recipients Uxbridge Grange #200 is pleased to announce that Kathleen and Jonathan Paquin, owners of the Yarn-Shop, have been selected as the 2013 recipients of the Uxbridge Grange Community Citizen Award. The Community Citizen Award is designed to honor individuals or groups in Uxbridge and the surrounding area that are making a difference in the community. Kathleen Paquin, her husband Aram, and their family, moved to Uxbridge approximately 30 years ago. They started the Yarn-Shop in 1998. Jonathan Paquin has been involved for many years as a consultant for the Yarn-Shop and continues to provide support and assistance to his mother to further their efforts to grow their beloved store. The Paquin's have a special desire to not only operate the YarnShop successfully, but to also offer a means of providing a "ministry" to those who frequently shop there. “Yarn-Shop was built with the understanding that the business is not defined by the product. It is defined by our relationship with the community,” says Kathleen Paquin on their website. When Kathleen and her husband Aram were at Dana Farber treatment center, as he was receiving treatment, they were inspired to create a program that would involve the knitting community and help others in their own special way, and they started the "ChemoCap" program. Knitters may create many different styles of these caps, with yarn provided by the "Shop", and then these caps are distributed to Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence, Women and Infants, as well as 3 locations of Dana Farber. The Paquin’s received their award on May 28th at a special meeting of Uxbridge Grange, besides their award they were presented with citations from Senator Richard Moore and Representative Kevin Kuros. As part of their award they were given a monetary donation from Uxbridge Grange to give to the charity of their choosing. At the award ceremony Kathleen and Jonathan opted to present the donation to the Grafton Boy Scout troop in which Kathleen’s grandson is a member. Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by Massachusetts State Grange Talent Contest Winner Brett Johnson of Haverhill. Founded on March 30, 1893, Uxbridge Grange is a fraternal, community organization with a focus on community service, agriculture and family. The Grange is very involved in the community and meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month with fun and interesting programs. For more information about Uxbridge Grange visit www.grange. org/uxbridgema200

COuRT OF HONOR -  Representative  Kevin  Kuros  (R-uxbridge)  and  Senator  Richard  Moore  (D-uxbridge)  congratulate uxbridge Troop 1122's newest Eagle Scouts, Thomas Bullock, Jonathan Robert and Jack Coyne.  The three young men recently celebrated their Court of Honor at St. Mary's church in uxbridge. 

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Wanderlust on THe RoaD WiTH sHingLes Bob Haigis When Peg and I left our home swap in Burnaby Vancouver, it was with the usual split emotions. We wanted to stay and explore some more in a place we liked and knew we would probably never see again, but at the same time, there were about two thousand miles of “unexplored territory” on our way home to experience. Also, there was one thing we liked to do along the way and that was to collect a few souvenirs to take home. Of course being on the motorcycle we were limited to how much we could carry, but we managed to store a few. In addition, I was dutifully collecting fire and

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police patches where ever I could scrounge them. The fire was for our son Mike, a fireman in Natick, and the police for our Chief here in Uxbridge back then, Jack Creighton. I was quite proud of two I was able to get for Jack. In Vancouver the North West Mounted Police, and The Texas Rangers in San Antonio Texas. I clearly recall the reply I got from the Ranger on duty when I asked if Walker was in. He never even cracked a smile while replying that no, he was out on a case. But, as I exited the office the sound of laughter behind me was very loud. It’s fun making somebody’s day a little brighter. As we mounted up early in the morning (May 28) to head east, our intended first destination was a side trip up into Alberta Province to see Jasper and Banff National Parks. The weather had been a little unsettled the past few days, and as we headed East on CAN route 3, there was that uncomfortable itching/burning around my middle that kept reminding me that something wasn’t quite right: I knew it was decision time.

Somewhere in the area of Osoyoos Canada, I put the bike over on the side stand and we broke for lunch. As we ate, I popped the news to Peg. “Honey, I think we better go south and get back into the U.S. This rash is getting a little more than I like and I don’t want to have to deal with the Canadian health system. Besides the weather forecast isn’t that great for Alberta either.” The pain wasn’t crippling or anything, just uncomfortable while I was riding, but it was getting pretty bad at night. In fact, cruising along taking in all the magnificent countryside, it seemed that unless I really brought my attention to it, the ailment didn’t bother me much at all. Back in Washington, in the little town of Republic on Rt. 20 we came to a lunch stop and a small hospital right next door. After we finished our meal, I headed over to the emergency room. I described my aliment to the doctor, showed it to him, and waited as he prodded, and poked a little, and then with a serious physician’s voice stated that he had no idea what the rash was. We then

started a little guessing game that covered everything from poison ivy to impetigo. Suddenly the word shingles popped into my head, and I blurted it out. “THAT’S IT” the doc replied, a big smile lightening up his weathered face. “It’s definitely shingles” (like it was HIS diagnosis). He wrote me a script, and told me where to get it filled. He said this would take care of the pain very well. I gave him my insurance info, thanked him, and walked to the nearby pharmacy. That only took a short wait, so then Peg and I mounted up and headed out hoping to get in a few more miles before we settled in for the night. The weather had cleared by now, and the sun was shining brightly with temps well up into the eighties: Perfect motorcycling weather. We stopped in a little town in British Columbia named Harrison Hot Spring. There we both took an enjoyable soak in one of the tourist locations. The short dip not only eased some of the stiffness from riding, but also helped to calm my pain a continued on next page

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continued from page 10 little. The spring was quite a place being under a covered structure, and a large pool of the water with several customers like us enjoying the sulfurous water. Our destination now was our next home swap in the little township of Dubois Wyoming on the Wind River, but before we were to arrive there on June 4th, we were to experience some of the most magnificent countryside to be seen anywhere on the planet. We also took one of the most astounding and frightening rides of the entire trip: Glacier National Park. The incredible scenery was pretty much the entire way from Washington State to Montana, crossing the Cascades and other areas in the Rockies. We had clear weather for most of it, and the sight of towering snow clad peaks all around us made it difficult for me to keep my eyes on the road. We crossed the Continental Divide more than once, and descended as much as three thousand five hundred feet in places before climbing back up to cross yet another pass. It was quite cool in the upper reaches, and snow along the road sides wasn’t uncommon. The astounding and frightening ride was on one of the Northwest’s most famous Park roadway. Named Going to the Sun Road the fifty mile long iconic highway stretches up, over and through Glacier National Park. It also was one of the places we crossed the Continental Divide - at Logan Pass six thousand seven hundred feet above sea level. When we arrived at the road in the morning, it was just being opened after being closed for two days. It was Memorial Day, 2000 and unbeknownst to us two days before, a snow storm had dumped varying amounts of snow on the area: Inches at the bottom of the road to over six feet up at Logan Pass. It wasn’t too far into the ride that I noticed two things: The first was the deeper snow amounts along the road side as we increased in altitude. In addition, the road began twisting and winding up the mountain side, with nary a guard rail in many places. There were also spots where a quick look to my right revealed a drop of probably over a thousand feet. At one of those breath taking vistas we spotted two mountain goats high above us on a rocky outcrop. The second thing that I had no problem noticing was how Peg was getting more and more nervous the higher we went. Occasional chunks of snow and rock in the roadway made me a little nervous too, and she suffers from vertigo. In situations like that she is often very uncomfortable. We finally arrived at a truly spectacular sight, and did what motorcyclists (and motorists also) seldom get to do: We drove through a huge hole in a snow bank that had just been opened that morning to gain access to the parking lot beyond. The snow towered twenty feet over our heads, and my shingles really tingled as we passed through. Beyond was Logan Pass Visitor Center. We took a breather, and had a snack. Near the Center is an area called Big Drift. Here snow fall

An ecumenical (VBS) will be held Monday, July 15th through Friday, July 19th at the Village Congregational Church from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Swimming will follow at the Whitin Community Center until 2:15 p.m. Children four years old through grade six are invited. Those who have completed grade six and up can be helpers.

The program includes Bible stories, worship, singing, crafts, outreach projects, bells, sacred dance, recreation and refreshments. Registration forms are available online at or at local churches. Please call Carolyn Mitchell at 508-234-3544 for more information.

Peg and Bob enjoy a rest at Logan Pass. can often reach one hundred feet deep. If Peg and I learned one thing on this trip it was that seeing our wonderful park system from a motorcycle is a magnificent way to go. From the Grand Canyon and Mt. St. Helens to Yosemite we were literally overwhelmed with breathless scenery in every park we visited. I had entered a note in our diary for the trip that reads: “It’s no wonder the Indians fought so long and hard to keep

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Officer Arthur J. Pellerin Retires 1SG Arthur J. Pellerin was born on January 9th, 1966 to Francis and Priscilla Pellerin. As a Northbridge native he played football at Northbridge High School and received the honor of Eagle Scout. After graduating High School he joined the U. S. Army and was stationed in North Carolina. His numerous assignments included: Unit Division Signal Co. HHBN, 10th Mountain Division Light Infantry. Pellerin served combat duty in Operation Enfuring Freedom and Operation Iraqi. Freedom. After 29 years of service and living in Alaska and Hawaii, he retired on May 29th, 2013 to Carthage, New York with his wife, Brenda and children Jennifer, Tyler & Brandon.

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Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park announces July events at River Bend Farm Visitor Center. All programs are free and open to the public, and children must be accompanied by an adult. CANAL TOWPATH TOUR Sundays in July 1:00-2:00 This easy walk meets at River Bend Farm Visitor Center and continues along the canal’s flat towpath. Listen to stories about the canal's history, ecology, geology, and wildlife. All ages and friendly dogs on leash welcome.

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Center is brimming with interesting nature notes and wildlife sightings! Supplies provided to make your own nature journal and tips on how to record your discoveries of the wild things at the park. All ages. JUNIOR NATURALISTS Fridays in July 3:00-4:00           Nurture the natural urge to explore on this series of hands on activities and nature hikes. Suggested for elementary ages, older and younger siblings always welcome, no registration required. Children must be accompanied by adult. KIDLEIDOSCOPE STORY HOUR Fridays in July 10:30-11:30      Ages 3-5.  Nature themed story and activity hour, siblings welcome! Join us at the Visitor Center for a morning program designed to connect young children to nature. Stop by for a nature story and outdoor activity followed by craft. Children must be accompanied by adult. MEADOW STROLL Monday, July 8th, Monday, July 22nd 11:30-12:30 Take an easy evening stroll through the meadow paths of what was once a pasture. Find the lone shade tree and hear a bit of folklore of the fauna and wildflowers along the way. Shoes- not sandals are recommended for some newly mown paths. Meet at Visitor Center, all ages welcome. MILLVILLE LOCK WALK & TALK July 6th, 1:00-3:00          This trail walk on Southern New England  Trunkline Trail leads to Millville Lock and triad bridge. Led by Steve Giardini, National Parks Service Volunteer and Trail Interpreter. Location: Meet at Millville Lock parking lot at the corner of Hope and Central Street in Millville. WALKING TO GOAT HILL LOCK Saturday, July 27th 1:00-2:30 Starting from the Visitor Center we will hike along the Towpath onto Goat Hill Lock. See changes in the landscape since the days of canal transportation and view the diversity within the park. Trail is moderate with some rocky areas. Sturdy footwear is recommended. For all ages able to complete a 2.5 mile moderate hike. SPECIAL EVENTS FAMILY ADVENTURES Saturday, July 20th 10:30-11:30 Metacomet  Land Trust will be our guest to get your family outside and investigating nature! July will feature an Insect Safari! An outdoor adventure followed by a take home craft. Suggested for families with preschool and elementary ages. For more information, please call the park at  508-278-7604 or e-mail at blackstone.heritage@state.  Find park events http://www.

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Sutton Library announces Summer Reading Programs The Sutton Public Library's Summer Reading Programs began on June 18th. The programs are free and open to all who wish to participate. There will be a children's, a teen and an adult summer reading program. People can register for their respective programs in the library or by visiting the website at, and the

programs will run through Thursday, August 22nd. Throughout the summer, participants will keep track of the number of minutes spent reading in order to earn rafle tickets for great prizes. There will also be many programs and special events for all ages.

Douglas Library Book discussion there’s Paloma, a twelve-year-old genius. They discover their kindred souls when a wealthy Japanese man named Ozu arrives in the building. Call the Library 508-476-2695 for a copy of the book. New members welcome. Homemade re-freshments, inspired by the title being discussed, will be served.

The next meeting of the Douglas Library Book Group will be discussing Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:30 p.m. In the center of Paris, in an elegant apartment building inhabited by bourgeois families. Renée, the concierge, is witness to the lavish but vacuous lives of her numerous employers. Then

Gregory Amaral Memorial Toy Drive Christmas in July On Saturday, July 13th, Northbridge Pools will hold their 2nd annual toy Drive in memory of their son Greg who died in 2007 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The Blackstone Valley Marine Detachment 911 will be on hand to accept new and unwrapped toys from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will also accept monetary donations. Checks can be made out to Blackstone Valley

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Upton V.F.W. Flea Market and Craft Sale The George L. Wood Post #5594, Veteran's of Foreign Wars, will hold a flea market and crafts sale on the post grounds, Route 140, Upton on Saturday, July 13th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A rain date is set for Sunday, July 14th, same time frame. Dealer spaces cost $8.00 each. Reservations are required ONLY for dealers needing to reserve tables. To reserve tables (slight charge per table), call the fundraiser chairman, Donald (Doug) Keniston at 508-529-6247. Flea Market and Crafts: Several tables will feature homemade/handmade crafts. Many tables will offer new and used items for sale at low prices. Coffee, donuts, hotdogs and soda will be on sale from 8 a.m. Proceeds of the flea market and crafts sale will be used for the post's improvements. There is No admission charge.

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Family Fun Day celebrates 90 years at WCC by Sheryl Corriveau On June 15th the Whitin Community Center celebrated their 90 years of serving the community with their Family Fun Day. Everyone from the community was invited to free use of the facility including their gorgeous competition pool. There were games and prizes in the gymnasium, food, crafts and many engaging kid-friendly activities. The Whitin Community Centers 90 year history is full of examples of what a valuable resource it is to the Blackstone Valley community. A few examples of the services that support the community are their significantly discounted programs for seniors, providing work experience programs for the developmentally disabled young people, and provide meeting location for non-profit and faith-based organizations and groups. WCC also maintain the components of the Youth Outreach program (Rockdale Youth Center, Saturday Afternoon Fitness and Fun, Mentoring Partnership, and Summer Youth Theatre). These specific programs are offered free of charge with no residency requirement and are funded 100% through charitable contributions and grants; no funding is provided through fees or membership dues. WCC also shares their facility with the public during a state of emergency. A 14 day free trial membership is offered to anyone who is interested in

ingly robust programs." Mr. Fusco will join the Whitin Community Center on June 10, 2013. The Board of Trustees wishes to thank the Greater Worcester Community Foundation for extending the Whitin Community Center an Executive Transition Grant and Third Sector New England for leading the organization in the search process for a new Executive Director.

Whitin Community Center.” "I'm honored and thrilled to join this iconic organization which provides so many exciting and uplifting physical and educational opportunities to the Blackstone Valley community, states Kevin Fusco . “At 90 years young, the Whitin Community Center has had a substantial impact on the region and will continue its legacy of reaching an ever increasing audience with increas-

The Whitin Community Center is the Blackstone Valley’s most complete family and recreation center with two swimming pools, a gym, a fitness center, aerobics studio, Spin/TRx studio, childcare programs, summer camp, youth outreach programs, and a sevenacre park. To learn more, visit .

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trying out their facility. WCC have some upcoming summer events such as the WCC Golf Tournament at the Whtinsville Golf Club, Thursday, August 1st at 11 am, and a Reception & Benefit Auction at Whitin Lasell Manor on Saturday, October 5th at 7 pm.

The Whitin Community Center Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director, Mr. Kevin Fusco. “Mr. Fusco is an accomplished executive officer with entrepreneurial and managerial experience of both for profit and nonprofit corporations,” states Michael Robertson, Chairman of the Board. “Our organization is celebrating 90 years of service to our community and the Board of Trustees embarked on a search for a new ED whose leadership and vision will play a pivotal role in establishing the direction of the organization for the next several decades. We feel very confident that Kevin will provide the leadership, entrepreneurial management, and operational skills needed to advance the mission and vision of the





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Milford Regional offers Summer Wellness Sessions Zumba, Pilates and Kundalini Yoga are offered at the Milford location. YoChi, Yogalates and Kundalini Yoga are offered at the Whitinsville location. All sessions begin soon. For more information and to register, go to their website online at: Registration can be done either on-line or by mail.

Milford Regional offers many 6 or 8 week wellness programs at both the Ruth Anne Bleakney Senior Center (formerly known as The Milford Senior Center) and Milford Regional at Whitinsville (formerly known as the Whitinsville Medical Center.) Meditation and T’ai Chi Refresher classes are also offered in Milford.

These  volunteers  were  honored  for  1,000  -  6,000  hours  of  service  to  Milford  Regional  Medical Center.  Left  to right, Elaine Willey, Director of Volunteer Services, ClaireZacchilli, Elaine Holland, Beverly Trabucco, Mukundlal Majmudar, Tom Keenan, Lynda Keenan, Janet Alberti, Andra Stone, Eleanor Harper, Claudia Gardner, Denny Heard, Barbara Wilson, Mel Gouthro, Rosemary Fieldgate. Sandra Rice, and Pat Fisher. Not pictured: Carl Moore, Eve O’Rourke, Portia Tang, Bob Cole.

MRMC volunteers honored Milford Regional Medical Center recently recognized all of the adult volunteers who generously give their time and energy to support our patients and staff throughout the year with a luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in Milford. This annual event provides an opportunity for department managers and administrative staff to personally thank all of our volunteers for their help and many donate gifts and prizes to show their appreciation. “We are so grateful to our community volunteers who make such an impact at Milford Region-al; from setting up supplies in the emergency dept., to assisting with patient satisfaction services, providing gentle hand massages to patients receiving chemotherapy, working in the Gift Shop, errand deliveries, providing a comforting bedside presence to a patient at end of life,” states Elaine Willey, Director of Volunteer Services.  “Last year 470 volunteers assisted in these areas and many more. Equal to the tasks they provide, the kind manner in which they provide these services makes such a difference to our patients and staff.”  VOLUNTEERS INCLUDED: From Douglas: David Clifford and Mary Ellen Laythe Linwood: Jeannine Mercer From Mendon: Jane Blackwood, Joan Calda-rella, Diana Carter, Maggie Chianese, Genevieve Christenson, Janice D’ Amico, Pamela Dufficy, Lee Goodnow, Lisa Hilton, Catherine Holmes, Cheryl Landry, Sheri Lenart, Priscilla Lenzuolo, Kim Molloy, Carl Moore, Ann Nardi, Shirley Phipps, Mary Porter, Mary Roberto, Suzanne Rougeau, Claudia Therrien, Katherine Victor, Janice Wood and Olimpio Zaino From Millville: Annmarie Cleary and Eleanor Harper From Uxbridge: Gertrude Belanger, Janet Bisson, Kay Cleary, Patricia Day, Eileen Favata,

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E. Blackstone Quaker Meeting House News The Annual Meeting of the East Blackstone Quaker Meeting House and Cemetery Historical Assn. Inc. was held recently at the historic Meeting House located at 197 Elm St. in Blackstone, Officers elected for the 2013-14 term include: Ellery Wood of Johnston, RI, President; Gretchen Greene  of Blackstone, Vice President; Beverley Kelly Ryan of Hopkinton,  Treasurer; and Harriet Chase Sharp of Rumford, RI, Secretary.  Members elected to serve on the Board of Directors along with these Officers were Audrey Frechette of Woonsocket, RI and Peter Gulaiev of Blackstone. Elected to the House and Grounds Committee were Linda Allaire, Ann Durham,  and Randall Fanuef, all of Blackstone, Jack Ryan of Hopkinton and Ed Wojciechowski of Uxbridge.  Ann Durham was appointed  Chair of the Committee by President-Elect Ellery Wood.  Kelly Gillis of Blackstone and Meredith Kelly Wojciechowski of Uxbridge  were elected to the Membership Committee. Gretchen Greene, as Vice President, will serve as chair of the Committee. The President-Elect also appointed  Audrey Frechette to assist the Secretary. The Cemetery Review Committee received approval to continue in existence for another year. Serving as chair of this committee is Jonathan

Steele of Blackstone with William Kelly of Plainville and Harriet Chase Sharp as members.   The 2013 Fall/Winter schedule of events taking place at the Meeting House is as follows: • Sun., September 15th - An ecumenical service will be held with guest pastor, Father John Derek Stubbs of  St. John's Episcopal Church, Whitinsville and Trinity Episcopal Church, Whitinsville. The service will begin at 2 pm.  A Dine-Out Fundraiser will also be held from 12 noon to 11 pm at the Roast House on Farm Street in Blackstone. • Sun., November 3rd - An ecumenical service will be held at 2 pm with Rev. Sammy Vaughn, Pastor at St. James Baptist Church in Woonsocket, RI, serving as guest pastor. • Fri. evening, December 13th - Annual Christmas Caroling service at the Meeting House at 7 p.m. The wood stove and lanterns will be lit for the evening service.  The event will be under the direction of John Staples of Blackstone who has been the long-time organist at the Meeting House.   Membership in the Association is open to all persons interested in the preservation of the historic Meeting House and cemetery. Anyone interested in information should contact Board member Harriet at







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Step back in time at Daniels Farmstead Why are there two huge cast iron kettles built into a stone shelf inside the front entryway? Why is there an outbuilding raised up on stilts? Why did they keep two stoves—and so many other antique items accumulated by generations of farming families? The curiosity of visitors is satisfied each time a tour is given at the historic Daniels Farmstead at 286 Mendon Street in Blackstone. Through the landscape, buildings and objects tended by ten generations of farming families, this remarkable historic site teaches visitors about farming life from the 18th century until today. Visitors also enjoy a modern-day harvest, with a variety of vegetables, flowers and herbs grown at the farm and offered with several other produce and craft vendors at a Farmers Market in the historic farmyard. During the growing season on each Sunday through October 6, the Daniels Farmstead will be open for tours offered by knowledgeable guides from 12:00 to 3:00. This is the perfect time to visit because each Sunday brings the Farmers Market to the Daniels property from 11:00 to 3:00. Justine Brewer, a descendant of the Daniels family and part of the tenth generation to carry on family tradition, is a founding member of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation which has been working to preserve the property and share it with the community. Its most recent efforts are centered around the remarkably intact apple cider mill. About the tours and Farmers Markets, she said, “I think that my Aunt Dot and Uncle Charlie cared so much about this place and about their family that it is perfect to tell their stories to other visiting families, and to let everyone enjoy the fresh produce grown right here.”

Mrs. Brewer described how the family that lived in the house until 1998 enjoyed entertaining with music, had a special understanding of nature, and an active interest in culture and the community. The special events now offered by the Daniels Farmstead Foundation reflect these interests. During the Farmers Market on every Sunday through October 6 are healthy recipes using organic vegetables available as handouts, fresh food from the grill, and special programs TBA. Inside the charming white clapboards of the farmstead, visitors are guided through twelve rooms on the first floor, from the rustic back entryway to the fancy formal parlor. Two pantries, one used as a buttery, and the first indoor plumbing in Blackstone are highlights. Generations of family furniture, artwork, interior architecture, and everyday household objects represent more than two centuries of farming life. Though the site has been a farm since 1685, the oldest part of the farmstead dates to as early as 1760, while the main part of the building was added in the Greek Revival style between 1798 and 1820. Six outbuildings complete the property, which is surrounded by 60 acres of fields and forests. Each Sunday afternoon at the Daniels Farmstead is an opportunity for a satisfying visit to this beautiful and rural spot within easy reach of residents of the Blackstone Valley. Not only can people tour the house and grounds in about half an hour, they can also fill up their pantries with fresh produce and freshly-baked goodies from Doris’ Kitchen. Visitors can plan to stay for the afternoon with a picnic lunch fresh from the grill and cold soft drinks kept on ice. All of these activities are made very affordable with free admission for house tours for Daniels Farmstead members and a small museum admission price of $3 for adults and $2 for children. Admission to the grounds for the Farmers Markets and Sunday activities are free. For information, please visit or call 508-726-2042.

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Calendar WEEKLY SundayS BINGo knights of Columbus 70 prescott rd., Whitinsville Doors open at 4 pm

2nd • Tuesday NAMI Support Group MeetING 7-8:30 pM uxbridge Nazarene Church, 130 Douglas St. For more info call 508-917-8381

MondayS pItCH pArty 6:30 pm at the uxbridge Senior Center on South Main Street


p.A.C.e. ClASS…Free! people with Arthritis can exercise 10 am in the Community room at lydia taft House. Call paulette 508-476-4467

8th • Monday BlACkStoNe VAlley Free MeDICAl proGrAM 6-8 pM Northbridge High School, 427 linwood Ave., Whitinsville VFW poSt 1385 MoNtHly MeetING 7 pM rt. 16 uxbridge

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rotAry CluB MeetING 12 Noon Valley Cafe, Whitinsville 1St tueSDAy oF eVery MoNtH At 6:00 p.M.

Sutton. Menu changes monthly. $4.00 donation. Handicap accessible.

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uxBrIDGe GrANGe MoNtHly MeetING 7:30 pM program is Summer time Fun. VFW post 1385, rt. 16, uxbridge. All welcome.

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289 Main St., Douglas Accepting Donations until the week of the sale. Not accepting baby furniture, electronics, or exercise equipment. Donations can be dropped off at the pantry on tuesdays from 1-5 pM or call Brenda roy at 508-476-1880 for other arrangements or questions.

AMerICAN leGIoN rIDerS MoNtHly MeetING 7 pM American legion Hall, 59 Douglas St., uxbridge

24th • Wednesday AMerICAN leGIoN MoNtHly MeetING 7 pM American legion Hall, 59 Douglas St., uxbridge

13th & 14th CIrCuS SMIrkuS presented by the Worcester JCC at Wachusett Mountain 1 & 6 pM Shows on the 13th 11 & 4 pM Shows on the 14th Circus Smirkus 26th Annual Big top tour. Grab your ruby slippers for…oz Incorporated tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for kids 2-12 and are available by calling 1-877SMIrkuS toll-free or visit

30th • Tuesday WoMeN'S NetWorkING Hour 8:45-10 AM Harbro professional Building, 546 providence rd., Whitinsville. offering complimentary tea or coffee. For more info or to reserve your seat call 774-254-1146 or visit www.Sheryl Send your news email us at:


Al-ANoN Step MeetING “Serenity on the Hill” 7 to 8 p.m. rockdale Cong. Church , 42 Fowler rd., Northbridge. Newcomers welcome, support group for family & friends of problem drinkers. Contact 508-366-0556

Free pool VFW, post 1385, uxbridge 508-278-7540

ThurSdayS “CoMMuNIty BAND” practice 7:30 pm at Whitin School on Granite St. uxbridge

WaLK For WeLLneSS Clear your mind, meet new people and get healthy & Walk the trails at pout pond Call Nicky at 508-278-3558

SaTurdayS lADIeS AuxIlIAry MeAt rAFFle 5 pm at VFW post 1385 Hall, rte. 16 uxbridge

MeN’S BIBle StuDy Whitinsville Community Center, Church/Hill Sts. 4th Floor Conference rm. Men from all area towns are invited.


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Bo Bo is a 2 year old Jack russell/Boston terrier mix that just arrived to us from our friends in Georgia. Bo is a sweet little guy who is still trying to figure out where he is. He is a little shy at first as he is still trying to adjust to his new life here in the North. Bo would be best in a home with no children or children older than 10, due to his shyness. We are sure with a little extra tlC this little boy will be brought right out of his shell and open up to show us his true personality. Bo is already neutered and up to date on his shots. If you think this little cutie could be

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Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for kids 2-12 and are available by calling 1-877-SMIRKUS toll-free or visit Generously sponsored by Big Y, DCU Kids, Bankroft School, Bay State Parents, The Landmark, Gray Group at UBS, Adult and Pediatric Dermatology, Liberty Hill and AAA.

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It is time to cut your rhododendrons? It is the perfect time to cut back your Rhododendrons now that they have finished blooming. Rhodys start to form next year’s flower buds about a month after they bloom. So the best time to trim is just after they bloom. The same is true for Azaleas, a smaller shrub in the Rhody family. Some people don’t realize that all azaleas are rhododendrons. Also, there are now deciduous azaleas that lose their leaves over the winter. If your Rhodys are out of control, you can do a major cut back. The shrub will not only survive but flourish with new growth by the end of the fall. Rhodys are resilient! Use the proper tools. Hand pruners, loppers, and a pruning saw are all you need. Leave that hedge trimmer in the garage! Make sure your pruners are sharp. You want precise cuts that do not tear the branch. Start from the bottom NOT the top. Go to the base of the shrub and look for the tallest branches, usually toward the middle. These branches often don’t have many side branches, but just soar toward the sun. Cut these down leaving only a few inches above ground. This will allow the sun to reach lower into the shrub and promote growth from the base. If your rhody or azalea is small, this may be all you need to do. If your Rhody is very large you may need to start in the middle with smaller cuts to take off the top layers. Also, you may need extra helping hands with these large branches. Stay safe! Make your cuts close to the collar or base of the next branch down. Cut out any dead or broken branches. Again, this will help rejuvenate the shrub for more growth. Finally, in between the middle and top, look for the branches that stick out. Cut these back to the next lower set of leaves, or the second set if you want to take more off. Rhododendrons are not meant to follow a perfect form, but with proper trimming, they can be controlled and will show their best. - Christine Horwath Master Gardener Yellow Truck Gardens

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Senior Corner Uxbridge Senior Center announces upcoming July Programs and Events Lunch pick up begins at 10:30 am each day with lunch being served at 11:30am. Please call the Senior Center at 508-278-8622 to reserve your meal and also to arrange for transportation to lunch, shopping and for medical appointments. Please check with the Senior Center, Uxbridge Cable Station or the Council on Aging website for the Lunch Menu. 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.

278-8622 to schedule a home visit. We look forward to serving you. Page Turners with Jane Granatino, Library Director.- If you like to talk about books, good and bad, join us. Share some of your favorite reads, talk about what makes a classic and discover new authors, this book discussion is for You! New members are always welcome, just stop by! Dr. Biancamano will be at the Senior Center on Monday, July 15th.  Please call the center to make an appointment.

COMPUTER CLASSES – Computer classes will be suspended until the fall. We would like to thank Steven Wickstrom and Scott Estabrook from the Nipmuc Friends of Seniors Club who so patiently taught our computer classes during the fall and winter months. SENIOR CENTER WISH LIST – The Senior Center would greatly appreciate any donations of all purpose spray cleaner for the tables, sugar and Splenda packets, foam cups, stirrers, cascade for the dishwasher, dish detergent, sponges, napkins, paper towels and decaf and regular coffee.  These things are not covered in the budget. We thank you very much for your help.

CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY -The Senior Center will be closed and no lunches will be served on Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th.

NaviCare SCO will be at the Senior Center on the first Monday of every month at 2:00pm. NaviCare SCO is a Senior Care Options program. NaviCare helps you get the most out of your Medicare and MassHealth standard benefits and offers you extra services that can help you stay healthy at no extra cost to you. You are eligible if you are 65 years old or older, you have Mass Health Standard and you live in Worcester County.

GET OUT OF THE HEAT! If you do not have air conditioning and the weather gets really hot please remember that the Senior Center is air-conditioned and you can come in and stay cool during the day. Come for lunch and spend the afternoon talking

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? Please call the Senior Center and make an appointment to talk to our bereavement counselor, Dr. Carl Schultz. Dr. Schultz comes to us with impressive credentials. He is available for people of all ages by appointment. All sessions are free, private and confidential. Call the Senior Center at 508-278-8622 to make an appointment. NEW WEBSITE – Now you can go to the new Council on Aging website and get all the news from the Senior Center. There is up to date information on programs and classes, the weekly lunch menu, as well as fuel assistance and open enrollment for Medicare Supplemental insurance. Check us out at Go to departments and click on Council on Aging. BAGGY TUESDAY! Started on May 14th and continuing every Tuesday for ten weeks, we will play a game called Boxing Day during lunch. There will be weekly prizes for the winners. Please RSVP by each Monday so we can have an accurate count for lunch and the game. COMMUNITY OUTREACH – Did you know that the Uxbridge Senior Center offers outreach to the community including home visits?  If you are currently experiencing life-altering circumstances and are home-bound for any reason, including illness, injury or recent retirement of your license, please call us. We would like to get to know you and to explain our many services.  Call us at 508-

SUMMER FESTIVAL AND CELEBRATION! On July 18th, we will have a special luncheon to celebrate summer. Please call and make your reservation and come have some fun with us.

with friends, reading, watching TV, or playing games. The center is open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. FACELIFT! -  During the month of June construction made it difficult to get in and out of the Senior Center but soon we will be able to use both the front and side entrances. There will be grass in front with a new walkway, flowers, a new sign and of course a parking lot next door. We are very excited about our exterior update. CAREGIVER PROGRAM – The Caregiver Program at Tri-Valley is sponsoring a free program to help caregivers deal with stress. The program “Low Tech to High Tech: Mindfulness Tools for Caregiver Stress” will be held at the Pleasant Valley Country Club, on Tuesday, July 9th from 8:45 to 11:30am. Please contact Laura Black Silver, Caregiver Specialist at 1-800-286-6640, ext. 3079 for more information and to register.

DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU COULD GET A CAREGIVER SCHOLARSHIP? – One of the services of the Caregiver Program at Tri-Valley is the scholarship fund that provides assistance and relief to caregivers. The service includes helping caregivers arrange and fund short-term respite in the home or in an assisted living or nursing home facility, equipment and other resources. This service is available to any caregiver of an elder 60 or over who resides in one of the 25 towns served by Tri-Valley. If you or anyone you know could benefit from this program please call Tri-Valley at 1800-286-6640. SWEDISH INTERPRETER – Betsy at the Uxbridge Library is looking for someone to help translate the Norden Society minutes. They contain the genealogy of the people who worked in the rubber mill in Millville. Any help will be appreciated.  Call Betsy at 508-278-8624

Attention Vacation Travelers The Friends of Northbridge Elders (FINE), a local 501C non-profit charity that supports the Northbridge Senior Center operations, invites all Northbridge residents in discovering the beautiful National Park Vacation Tours available in 2014 by the FINE Travelers. Bring some friends to our preview party where our plans for our next travel adventure will be unveiled. Don’t miss this

informative and fun presentation. MARK YOUR CALENDAR! Date/Time: Tuesday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. Location: Northbridge Senior Center, 20 Highland St., Whitinsville RSVP: Jim Gallagher at (508) 259-3786 or

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Northbridge Senior Center posts July events calendar Senior Center Phone: 508-234-2002 Hours of Operation: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30 am– 4:00 pm Friday – 8:30 am – 1:00 pm The Northbridge Senior Center and Tri-Valley Nutrition site will be closed on Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day SHINE APPTS Friday’s 12th, & 26th: A Shine Counselor is available by appointment only, once a week on Friday’s. The hours are from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm ASK THE NURSE Tuesday, July 9th& Tuesday, July 23rd. RN Pat Wallen will be available to take your vital signs and will answer any questions you may have regarding your general health. JULY SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAM The month of July will offer several Programs of interest to all seniors.

JULY 2nd: John Doldoorian, will present a program at 11:00 am on the process of obtaining athletes to play professional baseball. JULY 10th: Shoppes at Northborough after lunch 12:30 pm JULY 11th: Mystery Trip. Call Jeannine to sign up for this trip. 11:00 am JULY 15th: Fallon Rep will be available at 10:00 am. No appointment. JULY 17th: Comedy Show “The Older I Get” presented by Comedian Jerry Attrics. He will make you laugh for sure. JULY 24th: Candy Camp, Hebert’s Candy Mansion in Shrewsbury offers this unique program. Make your own chocolate candy, help yourself to the all-you-can eat ice cream buffet, visit the candy gift shop. Sign up with Jeannine to take the Senior Center Van. Departure time from the center will be 1:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION The Northbridge Police Department announces a new Emergency Notification system: “Code RED” This system will notify you directly of any emergency information that you should be aware of. Please note (You must have a computer to register with the police department) the website is click on the Code Red and enter your information. If you do not have a computer, contact the Senior Center for more information. 508-234-2002. VOLUNTEER MEDICAL DRIVERS The Northbridge Senior Centers Volunteer Medical Driver program is in desperate need of drivers to take local senior residents, to out of town medical appointments. Any time that you could give to this much needed and appreciated service would be most welcomed. Drivers are reimbursed once a month for their miles. Call the center for more for informa-

tion 508-234-2002. SENATOR MICHAEL MOORES OFFICE HOURS Senator Michael Moore or his rep will be available to meet with local senior’s from12:00-1:00 pm on on the second Monday of every month. MONTHLY BIRTHDAY DINNER The monthly birthday dinner will be Thursday, July 26th at 11:45am. Anyone celebrating a birthday in July is invited to attend and bring a guest. All birthday participants are eligible to win a floral arrangement. Reservations must be made on Monday, July22nd, no later than 11:00 a.m. CAREGIVERS GROUP The Northbridge Senior Center’s Care-givers group meets on the fourth Friday of the month. The next meeting will be on Friday, July 26th at 11:00 am. If you are currently caring for a family member or close friend, come and join others who share your compassion. ATTENTION SENIOR CITIZENS The Town of Northbridge PROPERTY TAX WORK - OFF PROGRAM is available for local seniors, who qualify, and have appropriate skills, volunteer their services to the town. They are then matched with volunteer positions that have been offered by various Town Departments. This new program can help you reduce the cost of your property taxes and you will be helping the town as well.

St. John’s Church Senior Breakfast A Senior Breakfast will be held on Friday, July 5th, from 8-9:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, bacon, cinnamonswirl coffee cake, juice, and coffee or tea will be served. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Pleasant Street. Sutton.  Handicapped accessible. Suggested donation is $4.  For more information, call 508-865-3103.

Young at Heart Trip The Young at Heart group of Faith Fellowship Church will be taking a trip to the Ogunquit Playhouse on Wednesday, September 11th to see "West Side Story." There will be lunch included at the Dockside in York Harbor with a choice of fish or chicken.   The price is $102. including the driver's gratuity.  The bus will leave from the  church, 647 Douglas  St, Uxbridge at 8:15  AM. Call Sue at 508-372-9266 for more information.


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The Twisted Sign I remember a country path that thru a woodland went then coming upon a signpost whose name was broken and bent while teasing winds directed the way its arrow would point its angles were all converging as stops in each compass joints I favored the road less traveled smiling at wonders great and small but one trail I could not locate to the meaning of life called all I laid down beside a broken fence till birds announced the day then up and off went I again as soldiers rush into a fray encountering an old man hobbling I asked could I walk beside as we talked of fame and fortune and burrows where little folk hide then he spoke of a prize most precious that no man could seem to find for he said in our years called childhood waits each joy we all left behind and I marveled at this answer for the truth one soul had found that our childhood years sustain us and each life is by higher love bound and I recognized that old broken sign with its arrow askew in life's breeze, was so like the lives fashioned in quests their contentment to seize

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What are you doing for lunch today? Tri-Valley’s Nutrition Program needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to elders in Uxbridge and Blackstone. Meals are packed and delivered out of the Uxbridge Nutrition Site located at the Uxbridge Faith Fellowship Church. All volunteers receive training and drivers are eligible for travel reimbursement at the rate of 50 cents per mile. Anyone who can give as little as two hours per week of their time to help with this important task is asked to call Beverly Clark, Nutrition Site Manager at 774-482-6174. Tri-Valley, Inc. is a private, nonprofit agency providing in-home and community based services in 25 towns in south central Massachusetts. The agency receives funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Federal financial support under the Older Americans Act furnished by the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Funds are also received from other public and private sources. All donations are welcome and memorials may be established. For information about services call Tri-Valley’s free Help-Line at 1-800-286-6640.

Whats happening at Sutton Senior Center 1st Monday 10 AM – Chatterbox Group.  All welcome

WEEKLY FEATURES Mondays – 9:30 AM  Tai Chi  FREE classes every Monday. All Welcome Mondays – 10:30 AM  Wii Bowling Mondays – 12:30 PM  NEW! Horseshoes. All ages welcome to play or learn Tuesdays – 12:45 PM  “Sutton Serenaders Chorus” (suspended for Summer) Thursdays – 10 AM  Pitch.  All welcome Thursdays – 1 PM  1st & 3rd of each month DARTS! Thursday – 12:30 PM  NEW! Mahjong: beginners welcome. BINGO every Wednesday & Friday @ 1 PM Fridays - 9 AM  “I’m Sorry” Card Game Free Exercise Classes Mondays & Wednesdays  (Range of Motion) Free Yoga Classes Tuesdays & Fridays Free Computer Classes  Wednesdays & Thursdays. All Welcome


2nd Tuesday 11 AM - John Root - Presentation: Song Birds of New England 10th Wednesday 1 PM - Movie & Snacks With Your Grandkids-- "Wreck It Ralph" 15th Monday 4:30 PM – Pot Luck Supper W/Presentation to follow "Podunk To Purgatory." Call Diane @ 508-2340703 to register. 17th Wednesday 11 AM - Haircuts & Blowouts W/Rita $12.00 pp. Call Center to schedule appointments. 23rd Tuesday 5 PM – "Salad Bar Supper" Tickets $5.00 pp. W/Music by: Deb Reynolds & The Treblesome Quartet.

Celebrate the CCC Legacy Saturday, July 13th 11 am to 1 pm, Ceremony at 11 am Come honor the men who laid the cornerstone for the Massachusetts State Park system, and enjoy a day of fun. A recognition ceremony will begin at 11:00 am, followed by a celebration at noon with birthday cake and displays in the CCC Headquarters building, with a camp tour, an authentic  CCC truck, and other activities for young and old. Bring your own lunch and enjoy our picnic tables. At 1:00 p.m.,

you are invited to Hike Through History and visit CCC sites in the forest. This is a moderate hike with a short and long option. You are welcome to come for all or any part of the day. Westborough Road at intersection with Southborough; GPS Address: 205 Westborough Road Upton, MA, 01568 (508) 435-4303 Reasonable accommodations are available upon request. For questions, contact the friends at or Julie Martin of DCR at 617-626-4962.

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Family Night at the Bandstand The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the opening of the 18th consecutive summer season of concerts at the Milford Musicians Pavilion in Milford Town Park at the corner of Congress and Walnut Streets. The Claflin Hill WMRC Family Night at the Bandstand 2013 series will present 8 weeks of outdoor concerts performed by some of the best and biggest professional music ensembles in N.E. Concerts take place every Tuesday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. (with the exception of July 2 - there is NO concert that week). Any concert that is postponed due to inclement weather is automatically rescheduled for Thursday of the same week. The line up of performers on this summer’s series includes all of the perennial favorites of the Family Night audiences –Jerry Seeco and his “Milford Jazz Machine” – a 20 piece powerhouse

jazz band; “HELP!”, the Beatles tribute band; John Burrows and his “Cocabanana Band”; “The Fantasy Big Band”; Don Iacovelli and “Eight Misbehavin”; “Grupo Fantasia” – which made their Family Night debut last season, and two performances by The Claflin Hill Symphony Summer Winds – the resident ensemble of Family Night at the Bandstand. Claflin Hill’s WMRC Family Night at the Bandstand 2013 is made possible with Claflin Hill Business Partnership sponsorships from a number of prominent local businesses – each of whom sponsor an evening of the series. For more information about Family Night at the Bandstand, or Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra, visit the Claflin Hill website at The full schedule can be accessed on line, and up to the minute weather/concert status will be posted on the website.

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GFWC STaTe oFFICIaLS ‘InduCT’ neW MeMBerS oF GFWC BLaCKSTone VaLLey WoMen’S CLuB, (L to r) GFWC of Massachusetts President Mary ann Pierce of needham, Founder & President of Blackstone Valley Women’s Club, Constance dwyer of Sutton, Lindi Lee of Sutton, Tracey roach of Millbury, Linda Taylor of Sutton and GFWC of Massachusetts Corresponding Secretary “T” Jablinski of Worcester. The new clubmembers were installed at the annual Meeting. new Board members were also installed by the state officials: Cyndi davis of Sutton, recording Secretary; Jean armstrong of Sutton, CoCorresponding Secretary, along with Janice Bigelow of Sutton, Co-Corresponding Secretary. The state executive Board officials praised the relatively new club for its growth and community involvement in the Valley to help victims of domestic violence & human trafficking and reaching out to food pantries. absent from the photo is new clubmember Tammy roach of Sutton.



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The Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket, RI wants to expand its Catholic School Archive and yearbook collection according to Raymond H. Bacon and Anne D. Conway, Co-Directors of the museum. The archive is an annex of the 1929 Catholic school classroom. Lois D. Peloquin and Albert Brunelle, Jr., archive co-directors assisted by Eugene A. Peloquin, are developing the archive, which is displayed in an exhibit designed by Bernard Fontaine, a staff member, and crafted by Henri Berthiaume, a museum volunteer. People who taught or attended Catholic schools anywhere in the world are encouraged to donate class or group snapshots, school buildings, or pictures with nuns or brothers.  The archive binder can accommodate items no larger than 8 ½” x 11.”  Also welcome are baptismal, first communion, confirmation pictures or any memorabilia from Catholic school days.  A one page composition recalling school days or pictures depicting later periods of life such as snapshots at work, military service, at home or any situation that captures the past is most welcomed. The museum has a collection of yearbooks of the three high schools in Woonsocket:  Mount St. Charles “Excelsior,” St. Clare’s “Je Me Souviens,” and Woonsocket High School’s “Quiver.”  The yearbooks not only represent the students but also tell the history and culture of the city.  Yearbooks of the following years are needed to complete the collection, as well as provide duplicates. Mount St. Charles: 1926-34, 1936, 1938-39, 1941, 1944, 1956, 1976, 1978, 1993-95,1998-99. 2003-06, 2008-12 St. Clare: 1928, 1931, 1935-38, 1942-44, 1949, 1959-60, 1964, 196973 Woonsocket High School: 1907, 1909-12, 1917-18, 1924, 1927, 1937, 1952, 1958-60, 1971-72, 1084, 197782, 1991-92. 1994-2012 Donations of the aforementioned materials can be mailed or brought to the Museum of Work and Culture during normal business hours:  TuesdayFriday  9:30 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 pm.  Materials can also be mailed to the Museum of Work & Culture, 42 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895.  All donations will be acknowledged.

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~Society ~ Whitinsville Woman’s Club award scholarships to local students The Whitinsville Woman's Club awarded five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to five Northbridge residents who graduated from high school in June at its Annual Meeting and Scholarship Banquet. Three Whitinsville Woman's Club Scholarships were awarded to Northbridge students planning to pursue higher education in a four year college or university: Christopher Afonso, a senior at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, was accompanied by his mother, Ilda; Lindsey Reichert, a senior at Northbridge High School was joined by her mother, Leslie; and Abbey Barkley and her mother, Beth Barkley, were in attendance for the Awards ceremony. The Viola White Walker Scholarship, which honors the first President of the Whitinsville Woman's Club who subsequently served as the President of the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs of Massachusetts, was presented to Northbridge High School senior Jordyn Murphy, whose mother, Kathleen Murphy accompanied her daughter. The Annette M. Keessen Scholarship, given in honor of Mrs. Keessen, who served as President of both Whitinsville Woman's club and GFWC of Massachusetts, was awarded to Molly Start, a senior at the Whitinsivlle Christian School, who was unable to attend the

ceremony due to a previous commitment. Present to receive this award on Stark's behalf was her mother, Amy. All of the students received a gift, a certificate commemorating their Scholarship Award and a bouquet of flowers, which they in turn presented to their mothers. Whitinsville Woman's club Education Department chairman Beverly Keeler conducted the Awards Ceremony, assisted by Co-President Gail A. Dion and Past President Dorothy Salmon.

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Scholarship award winners and their mothers, (Left to right) Gail a. dion, WWC Co-President, Beth Barkley and her daughter, abbey, Jordyn Murphy and her mother Kathleen, Christopher afonso and his mother Ilda, Lindsey reichert and her mother Leslie, amy Stark, accepting for her daughter, Molly Stark, and Beverly Keeler, education department Chairman, WWC.

Tri-Valley’s Nutrition Program needs volunteers drivers to deliver meals to elders in Uxbridge and Blackstone. Meals are packed and delivered out of the Uxbridge Nutrition Site located at the Uxbridge Faith Fellowship Church. All volunteers receive training and drivers are eligible for travel reimbursement at the rate of 50 cents per mile. Anyone who can give as little as two hours per week of their time to help with this important task is asked to call Beverly Clark, Nutrition Site Manager at 774-482-6174.

Hopedale Day in the Park slated The Hopedale Cultural Council wishes to announce that the 34th Annual Day in the Park will be held on September 7th, with a rain date of September 8th. This event will be held at Hopedale Town Park, Dutcher Street, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The annual art award competition and display of work segment of Day in the Park  will be held "under the tent". Individual 12' x 12' spaces will also be available  for displaying artist's work.  Various vendors and civic organizations will also be participating, along with a variety of music and children's amusement. Approximately $2,500 will be distributed in prize money to competing artists, and will be judged by a professional artist.      Applications for this event have been mailed to previous entrants. Deadline for receipt of application is August 31st in order for artists' name to be placed in the program.   Please contact Joanne at 508473-8753 if an  application is desired or for further information or inquiries.  The Day in the Park is funded, in part, through a grant from the Massachusetts State Cultural Council.


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Celebrating More Than a Century of Christian Tradition This season the 138th Annual Douglas Camp Meeting Interdenominational Bible Holiness will celebrate Camp Meeting from July 19th to July 28th. CAMP MEETING SCHEDULE Sunday services: 10:30 am & 6:00 pm. Evening services: 7 pm daily (except Sundays) Bible Studies: 10 am daily (except Sundays) EVANGELISTS & SONG LEADERS Larry and Tamla Leckrone Rev. Larry and Tamla Leckrone travel fulltime leading revival meetings,camp meetings, concerts, and retreats. God has blessed them with a unique ability to adapt to all situations, people and cultures. The holy Word of God teaches a holy walk on earth to enter a holy heaven. Tamla and Larry present spirited music togther, and Larry's anointed preaching will appeal to all ages at 7:00 p.m.


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BIBLE TEACHER: Claude Nicholas Rev. Claude Nicholas of Ohio has been a minister in the Church of the Nazarene for over 35 years. An affective communicator of the World of God, he is often refereed to as a preacher-teacher whose messages are filled not only with biblical truth but practical insights starts at 10:00 am JERRY NELSON IN CONCERT Sunday July 28 @ 6 pm Jerry’s keyboard artistry ranges from simple hymn renditions to robust, highenergy arrangements of great hymns. After directing the same church orchestra for over 30 years, Jerry and his wife Rachel are on a mission around the world particularly Africa where Jerry shares his piano concert ministry and Rachel works to develop peer groups to deal with the huge AIDS pandemic in Africa. The Nelson's concert ministry on the home front is the primary means of support for their mission outreach.

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ENJOY THE NEW DINING HALL Al Welcome - Evening Refreshments: each night after service enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, ice cream and more. SUNDAY POTLUCK: Bring a potluck meal to share after the service. Cabins Available Contact Deb or Jack Cnossen @ 5083413612 or 508-3413819. The camp is located on South Street, Route 96 in Douglas, MA. The DCM can be reached at 508 476 2702 or

Fairlawn Christian Church holds Children’s Choir Fest Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church (305 Goldthwaite Road, Whitinsville) will be holding it's annual Children's Choir Fest from July 8-12. All children aged Pre-K through grade 8 are welcome to attend this week of Singing, Bible Stories, Crafts and Recreation.  Children in grades 1-8 attend from 9am to 2:30 pm. (Cookies and cold drinks are provided.)  PreK children are dismissed at noon while the older children eat lunch. The mission of Choir Fest is as follows: In keeping with our belief that all of the world comes under the sovereignty of God, Choir Fest provides an opportunity for children to praise their Creator with music. Through devotions the children learn more about God the Father, the Maker and Sustainer of life; about God the Son,

the Teacher and Savior of our lives; and God the Spirit, the Guide and Comforter of our lives. The children learn that music is an expression of and a response to faith in God. At Choir Fest the children learn new songs about God which reflect the yearly theme.  The children begin choir Fest with theme-centered devotions. A talented group of musicians and educators serve as the Choir Fest staff.   Throughout the day, rehearsals are interspersed with  physical recreation activities and a craft period.  A special "Choir Fest Sunday" service on July 14th will feature the children singing the songs they have learned. To register your child, to obtain a brochure, or if you have further questions, please call the church office at 508-234-2838.

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Blackstone Valley Art Assn. News "In 1958, Mr. Alfred Demars, Mr. William Boyd and Mr. Raymond Sullivan decided that the Blackstone Valley area was ready to accept, appreciate and support the artistic endeavors of the very talented artists who were painting and teaching in the Valley. They set out to create an association to foster interest in the arts through exhibitions, demonstrations, festivals and informative meetings, and to offer a new cultural dimension to the towns of south-central Massachusetts and nearby Rhode Island. And so was born the Blackstone Valley Art Association, which after 55years is still alive, well and fulfilling the original aims envisioned by it's creators!" Interest over the next 55 years has waxed and waned. Under today's leadership there are members of very diverse skills. We have a large number of photographers, a fabric artist, a metal sculpter as well as a full range of mixed media visual artists. We maintain a web site BVAA.ORG. as well as a facebook page. We hold bi-monthly educational meetings and bi-monthly field trips providing inspiration for all who attend. The Association hosts several exhibitions yearly as well as an ongoing show at Milford TV on S. Main St. Milford, Ma. In order to celebrate our 55 years we will be hosting a 55 Year Retrospective Show at the Sprinkler Factory on Harlow St. in Worcester. We will feature a Memorial Wall with art work from several founding members as well as art from surviving founding members. It will be juried for prizes in 4 main categories, by a professional artist. The opening artist reception will be July 13th from 4-8pm. It is open to the public, refreshments will be served along with the "Sprinkler Pour". Awards will be presented and Mike Graves will speak of the beginnings of the Association. The show will be open to viewing on Wednesday, July17th and 24th from 6-8pm. Also, Saturday and Sunday, July14th, 20th and 21st from 10am-1pm. "We extend our deepest thanks to the many appreciators of art among you, those who follow our shows, buy our paintings and treasure what we have created with love or frustration, or a happy combination of both. Your words of praise and encouragement justify our efforts. You make all our efforts to keep the dreams of our founders alive worthwhile."

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School News Northbridge CJM Memorial Foundation Scholarships awared Summer Programs The Northbridge Public Schools and the Whitinsville Social Library are sponsoring a FREE, exciting summer program called Read Around the Town on Mondays from 10:00-11:00 starting July 8th. The program is geared for students in pre-school through grade 5. Each week, families are invited to visit a well-known place in town to listen to a read-aloud story and participate in a special activity.  The events include: • July 8: Northbridge Fire Department (193 Main St), a story read by Firefighter Tom and a tour of the fire station. • July 15: Whitin Community Center (60 Main St), a story and a free swim or games.  Bring your bathing suit! • July 22: Unibank (49 Church St), a story and a tour to see how a bank works • July 29: West-End Creamery (481 Purgatory Road), a story and information on ice cream.  Buy some ice cream with your family! • August 5:  Northbridge Police Station (1 Hope St). New this year - a story and a tour of the police station!  Two times are being offered to accommodate the large group - 10:00 and 10:30. • August 12: Foppema’s Farm (1605 Hill St), a story and a tour of the farm to see how fresh fruits and vegetables are grown. • August 19: Northbridge Town Hall (7 Main St), a story from the Town Manager and a tour of Town Hall to see how our town government works. • August 22: Whitinsville Social Library (17 Church St) (Thursday at 10:00). Special end of summer reading celebration!  Listen to Jonathan Hall, author of “Toto the Tornado Kitten.” These events are being run in conjunction with other great summer programs at the library.  See the attached flyer for a listing of all the programs. For further information, contact Marcia Nichols, Whitinsville Social Library (508-234-2151) or Nancy Spitulnik, Superintendent, (508 234-8156)  

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The CJM Memorial Foundation was established in honor of Christopher Joseph Mitrano (CJM). The Foundation organizes yearly fundraisers, and proceeds benefit two $1,000 scholarships for graduating seniors of BlackstoneMillville Regional High School. The scholarship is open to all students based on the individual’s passion, motivation and inspiration as described in essay form. The applicants must possess a positive attitude and a desire to help others. Both college and trade school applicants are considered. The Foundation was happy to have received a number of applications this year and would like to congratulate all of the 2013 graduates! Christopher died in an automobile accident on April 3, 2011, just two weeks after his 20th birthday. He was known for his positive attitude and contagious smile. He loved to entertain

others by performing vocally, playing the guitar, dancing and through his comic antics! He truly enjoyed seeing people happy especially when their joy was derived from his actions. He had a deep love and loyalty to his family and friends. Christopher attended Worcester State College, aspiring to become a High School History Teacher. He was serious about his studies and was an extremely hard worker. He did not take anything for granted, evidence of which showed in his strong work ethic; he held two part-time jobs while attending college. He was employed part-time at United Parcel Service and at Milford Regional Medical Center in the Dietary and Maintenance Departments, where he began his employment while attending high school. Christopher lived life to the fullest, never forgetting the spirit of his inner

This year’s scholarship recipients: Matthew osborne and Brittney Chabot, Class of 2013. child. He was sensitive to the needs of others, always there to lend a helping hand, and he always stuck up for the “little guy”. He was a friend to all

whose path he crossed. This year’s benefit will be the First Annual Motorcycle Run. It will be held on Saturday, August 24th at Fifty’s Lounge, 168 Mendon Street, Bellingham. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and will return to the Fifty’s Lounge at approximately 1 p.m. At that time, lunch from Oliva’s will be served. Thanks to numerous local businesses, there will be many great items to raffle off, door prizes for attendees and a 50/50 drawing! Musical entertainment provided by the band “BLUE CHERRY PIE”. Non-riders are also welcome to attend the event as well, and are encouraged to arrive between noon and 1pm, raffle tickets will go on sale prior to the luncheon. The cost is a $20 donation per person. More information can be found on our website:

BLACKSTONE VALLEY TECH CLASS OF 1983 30th CLASS REUNION Saturday, November 30, 2013, 6-11 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. $50 ticket price includes dinner & dancing. $10 after-dinner party tickets also available. Please reserve by 10/1/13. Contact Diane McKeon by email to: MCKNPDC@YAHOO.COM

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Masselink and Whittaker retire from Whitinsville Christian A combined 70 years of teaching service to Whitinsville Christian School headed into retirement recently when Larry Masselink and Judy Whittaker taught their final classes. The school honored both teachers at a reception with students, parents, coworkers and friends from many eras were there to thank them. Headmaster Lance Engbers spoke fondly of each, of Judy stating that “she is a 6th grade icon”, and “she can feel

Enrichment opportunity in Valley For the past six years, well-behaved English speaking German students from the Lessing Schule in Bochum, Germany have visited classes at local Valley high schools, including BV Tech, Uxbridge HS, Douglas HS. This year, they will visit from October 11thNovember 2nd. This program has surpassed expectations of local host families who have gained new global friends, learned about a new culture, and earned 30 hours of community service. Often, local students travel the following summer to stay with their hosted student. Host families are needed to offer a warm and loving home for a student. Please call early to select your student. For more info, go to or call Ellen Onorato at 508826-1912 or 508-839-7199.

retirees Larry Masselink and Judy Whittaker the Holy Spirit when she teaches”. Judy is a teacher with incredible passion for her subjects and students, and can loquaciously soliloquy about many things. In her 33 years, she instructed more than 900 students, and probably every single one of them was touched in some way by her abilities to inspire. Larry spent 37 years at Whitinsville Christian as a high school teacher, coach, advisor and friend, after 8 at Fremont Christian (CA), for a total of 45 years in the high school setting. He is a compassionate person who can remember the details of those 37 years in amazing fashion. Fellow teacher Rocky Van Tol described him in the words of theologian Cornelius Plantinga as a “prime citizen of God’s kingdom.” His willingness to follow God in each area each day is a testimony to his coworkers, students and friends. These are truly educators who model the standard of excellence, and we will miss them.

(C), Jaime R. Lepizzera, Eva Perndoj, Brandi R. Shaw, Amanda L. Turner CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED GRADUATE STUDY Sutton: Denise M. Harrison MASTER OF ARTS Sutton:  Julie Cove MASTER OF EDUCATION East Douglas:  Jennifer M. Pond, Maryland M. Spicer Uxbridge:  Timothy R. Johnson MASTER OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Whitinsville: Nicole E. Libbey MASTER OF SCIENCE Sutton: Patrick D. Mulcahy Whitinsville: Deborah N. Balou

The Worcester State University graduates for August 2012, December 2012 and May 2013 for Douglas, Linwood, Manchaug, North Uxbridge, Northbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge & Whitinsville are as follows: BACHELOR OF ARTS Douglas: Melissa Gontijo (C), Andrea N. Nelson (C) Sutton: Matthew G. Holm, Glenn M. Tetreault (M) Uxbridge: Sarah N. Brown, Sean P. Dugan (C), Jessica L. Gifford, Bradley J. Witham Whitinsville: Erik W. Boos (S), Amanda M. Hoegen (C), Andrew C. Russell BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Douglas: Patricia N. Alvarez, Magan M. Ballou, Nicole M. Belle, Lisa J. Denomme (C), Jessica R. Gianakis, Kyle D. Latimer, Jonathan Nadeau, Cassandra J. Rogers, Emmalee E. Small (M) North Uxbridge: Jennifer R. Puglisi Northbridge: Jonathan M. Brochu, Kaitlyn J. Laflash, Natalie E. Marchi, Danae N. Medeiros, Casey J. Petersen, Theodore T. Tzuridis, Joseph J. Young Sutton: Bridget L. Carney, Aimee Cotnoir (S), Scott J. Danelius, Alfredo Fernandez, Jr., Daniel W. Gordon, Cynthia Grapov, Nicholas J. Kania, Paul J. Richard (M), Elizabeth A. Zimage Uxbridge: Chanele R. Assencoa, Justina R. D'Amato, Jenna L. Haskell, Jaimy L. Juskavitch, Samantha R. Manning, Jeremy F. Stratton Whitinsville: Geoffrey M. Barlow, Deborah J. Binkley (M), Ryan E. Craig

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Jessica Bolandrina of Douglas has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring Semester of 2013 from Northeastern University.

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Holocaust survivor, Barnett, shares her story of survival with 300 NHS students Mrs. Marika Barnett came to Northbridge High School to speak to 300 students about her experiences during World War II and the Holocaust. Briere Farbsten, grade 10, stated, “it was actually a life changing presentation. You could understand the fear she felt when she went through it.” As students entered Veteran's Memorial Field House, she handed 29 students a popsicle stick. She mainly chose strong looking girls because those were the ones who mostly survived. When everyone was settled she asked the students that were given sticks to stand. She then told the audience that, “if this room represents all the Jewish children of Nazi occupied Europe then the ones who are standing here, including me, are the only ones who stayed alive. The rest of you are dead... I am one of the 10% who survived.” Marika described the restrictions that were placed on Jews in Hungary beginning as early as 1920 called the Numerus Clausus. She shared that even though restrictions were in place, things in Hungary were not as bad for Jews as they were in the rest of Europe. Students learned from Mrs. Barnett that when Hungary lost the first World War, it lost 50% of its land in the Peace Treaty of Trianon, so when Adolf Hitler promised to give back that land to them if they joined the Axis powers, Hungary jumped at the chance. Mrs. Barnett told stories about how a

bureaucrat came to her father's business to analyze every aspect of his books and if anything was out of the ordinary, her father could've been thrown in jail. This same man helped save them from starving later when they were hiding because, “he just couldn’t remain a bystander.” She talked about how the Jewish men were forced to join the military but they dug ditches in the U.S.S.R. for the Hungarian Army. Many of them froze to death or were tortured by the Hungarian soldiers. She talked about the heart-wrenching story of how her uncle, Joseph, who was a doctor, was sent to a Tuberculosis hospital. He eventually was forced to dig his own grave and was shot along with 216 other doctors. Her aunt had to go identify the body after the war. Marika spoke lovingly about her beloved cousin, Stephen, who was forced to make ammunition but got caught one day while he was visiting his family and was sent to a concentration camp where he starved to death. She talked about how the Governor of Hungary wanted to change sides in 1943, which angered Hitler, and on March 19, 1944 the Germans occupied allied Hungary. “That’s when the Holocaust started for me… that’s when everything changed.” Suddenly they started to collect the Jews and divided the country into 20 districts. She said, “they started with my mother’s family’s village…By May 13, my mother’s fam-

ily was already on the train to Auschwitz.” She talked about Dr. Mengele being at the camp and stated, “the only people who were spared temporarily from the gas chamber were over 16 and under 48. My mother’s entire family all went directly into the gas chamber…Eventually only one cousin survived...None of my cousins that went into the work service survived.” She described how yellow star houses were set up and how Jews were moved to them. Her parents sent her to a Christian family to hide. “I knew that meant that they thought they were going to die. They wouldn’t send me away if they thought they were going to survive”. The Christian family got scared and brought her back to her parents but kept all of her clothing and money her father gave them to care for her. She spoke about living in a yellow star house and not being able to go into the park near her house. Her neighbors would scream at her to get away from their houses because she was a Jew. She explained how her mother, her two aunts and she went to classes to convert to Christianity but that they did it to survive. They were unable to become baptized because the Baptism day was to be held on the Jews’ most holy day, Yom Kippur, so they decided not to convert. On October 15th, after a failed attempt of the Governor of Hungary to join the Allies, members of the Hungarian Nazi

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that created them. Whether produced by an individual teen, groups of teens, a teen library club, or a teen school group, all exhibit creativity and illustrate quality work on the part of the industrious teen film makers. Many videos use humor or literary references to communicate the “Beneath the Surface” idea. Others use more introspective and informative approaches, incorporating inspirational quotes and original music compositions. In addition to promoting reading and the “Beneath the Surface” slogan, it is clear from all these videos that teens value their public libraries. For their hard work and creativity, each winner for this year’s competition will receive a monetary award of $275 and the associated public library will receive prizes worth $125 from CSLP and Upstart. The awards can be used as each winner sees fit. CSLP plans to continue the Teen Video Challenge for 2014. Please check the CSLP website ( in early fall for information on the 2014 Teen Video Challenge. The 2013 Summer Library Program in Massachusetts is sponsored by your local library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) announced the winners of the 2013 Teen Video Challenge. The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. Winning videos were selected at the state level to be recognized as an official CSLP Teen Video Challenge winner for 2013. This video competition is in its third year of encouraging teens to get involved with promoting summer reading and public libraries with a focus on the CSLP 2013 slogan, “Beneath the Surface.” Each participating state selected one winning video to be named the official CSLP Teen Video Challenge state winner for 2013. Twenty-six states and over one hundred teens participated in the creation of these winning videos. The winners were announced during the CSLP Annual Meeting held in Atlanta, Georgia. Katarina Keown, Mike Machado, and Noelle Stockwell, who are patrons at the Sutton Public Library in Sutton, created the winning video for MA libraries. To view this year’s winning videos, please visit CSLP’s website at www. The winning videos can be used by all teens and all public libraries to promote summer reading nationwide. The winning videos exemplify the diversity of our country and of the teens

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This summer, enjoy the Whitin Community Center’s Summer Youth Theatre production of “What Happened After Once Upon a Time” by Alexi Alfieri. The production will be held at Lifesong Church located at 65 Gilmore Drive, Sutton, on Friday, July 26th at 7 PM and Saturday, July 27th at 2 PM. “What Happened After Once Upon a Time” is the story of a substitute narrator who is called in and asked to read to the audience from fairy tale books. Just as the narrator begins each tale, the main characters show up to interrupt, complain, argue, and dispute the storyline. All the characters have their own dysfunctional personalities: Rapunzel is an insufferable diva, Goldilocks is a worrywart and the Three Little Pigs are hypochondriacs. You have never seen your favorite fairy tales quite like this before! Our Summer Youth Theatre cast this year showcases the talents of more than 20 young actors and actresses from Uxbridge, Douglas, Northbridge, Oxford, Sutton, and Grafton. Many of the actors and actresses are skilled veteran local performers, as well as some who will debut their brilliant talent for the first time ever! Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased in advance at the Whitin Community Center, 60 Main Street, Whitinsville and the Rockdale Youth Center, 2219 Providence Road in the Rockdale section of Northbridge. Since 1999, the Whitin Community Center 's Youth Outreach Program has offered the Summer Youth Theatre Program free to all youth in the Blackstone Valley. The program is designed to expose children ages 6-17 to all aspects of the theatrical arts from acting to choreography to promotion and set design. Each child who participates agrees to the rehearsal schedule and a behavioral contract, as well as fundraising efforts for the Summer Youth Theatre Program itself. The end result is that children grow in self-confidence and develop artistically, socially, and intellectually. They also benefit from positive adult role models involved in the production. For more information, please contact Monique Boucher, Director of Outreach at 508-234-8184 ext. 121, or via email at .

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Schotanus Design Center personal design services taylored to each customer Story & Photos by Constance dwyer Located in the center of Whitinsville, Schotanus Design Center can make your dreams come true in remodeling or building your kitchen, bath or any other corner of your home that reflects your own personal style. The familyrun business includes Peter Schotanus, President/Designer, his wife Judith “Judy”, Co-Owner & Office Manager, daughters Jessie, Designer and Victoria, Designer’s assistant. Jessie’s 10 years includes home show design awards for kitchens; library/pub and master suites (baths and breakfast bars). Jessie asks lots of questions to identify how you use your space and what may improve your use of the space. Once you do business with Schotanus Design Center, you don’t need to be concerned about the building permit, electrician, plumber, painter, tile and flooring installers, among other craftsmen. “We will help you pull it all together,” both Pete and Judy acknowledged, “One-stop shopping—that’s what we want to offer to our customers who lead busy lives.” Schotanus Design Center, started in 2003, was previously located in South Grafton, but after they moved to a smaller space in Whitinsville 2012 it proved to be the perfect place. Judy said being “downtown” creates a natural spot for potential customers to walk in and business couldn’t be better. Ironically, in later reading about downsizing in several kitchen and bath magazines, she discovered their move was the best decision they could have ever made for the success of their business; “People see us as being more visible and business is better.” The showroom was decorated by Judy, Jessie and Tori with a feeling of warmth so “anyone coming in feels like it is home for them.” Schotanus Design Center is a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The personable family team works closely together to make sure customers are happy, from the moment they decide to discuss a project, to the last finishing touch to complete the job and that will come with the company’s guarantee of 100% satisfaction. Whether you have interests in building a pantry or library, adding cabinetry, countertops, plaster and drywall and flooring, or painting, to cite a few examples, you’ll find the Schotanus family ready and willing to walk that



1.) The Schotanus Sign marks the beautiful new showroom location. 2.) Peter and daughter Jessie stand by one of the many kitchen displays they designed. 3.) President & designer Peter Schotanus checks every detail of a customer’s order.

3. extra mile to fulfill your expectations and then some! You can even expect that level of service in selecting something as small as knobs for a cabinet. A variety of products are available to you but you are the one to make the deci-

sion that you feel most comfortable with, based on your budget. “We will give you the best value for the dollar,” Peter noted. Schotanus Design Center started in 2003 as a by-product of Schotanus Construction, formed in 1976 when Peter, with over 40 years in the construction industry, began designing and building custom homes and additions. Son Pete works for Schotanus Construction as well. Schotanus Construction and Schotanus Design Center were founded by Peter. Peter was pleased to add that one of their 7 grandchildren, a grandson, Andrew Perras, works for

Schotanus Construction. Pete and Judy’s other two children are as industrious as the ones who work for the company, Janneke, a massage therapist and owner of New Beginnings Massage & Wellness in Grafton, son Jeremiah a welder. Daughther-in-law, Lee Ann Schotanus, owns and operates the Hair Studio in down town Whitinsville as well. On a personal note, Judy was happy to remark that she and Peter are “childhood sweethearts,” having dated when she was 15 and he was 17. Peter, a native of Holland came to Whitinsville at age 3 and Judy is a native of the

town. Both have a deep faith and say, “Christ is first in everything we do.” For more information about Schotanus Design Center, call (508) 3729283 or stop by at their location, 83 Church St., Whitinsville, anytime from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. Saturday hours for July and August are by appointment only. If these hours don’t fit your schedule, no problem, just call and you can arrange a time that’s convenient for you. You can also check their website at:

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lots of other free food and beverages complimented this well organized and well ran event. Before the grand prize winner was announced, Tim Hare gave a heartwarming tell of how the family run business began, continues to be run by his sons Mike and Marc Hare, all of the people who helped him along the way and why their golden rule of “treat people the way you want to be treated” – ultimately makes this a business based on integrity and dedicated to becoming a major part of the community.  It was an event that was a successful mirror to the people behind the business.  

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James F. Paulhus, president and CEO of UniBank, is proud to announce the election of three local citizens to the Board of Corporators of UFS Bancorp, the holding company of UniBank. The Board of Corporators collectively represents the interests of the bank’s depositors and each year elects Trustees to oversee management of the institution. The following have been elected to ten-year terms: T. Bryan Cook, CPCU, Senior Assistant Vice President at Amica Mutual Insurance Company and a resident of Whitinsville; Steven Gogolinski, Certified Public Accountant and a resident of Whitinsville; Jeffrey C. Hadley, Chief Operating Officer at Iwaki America Inc. and a resident of Hopkinton.

“Each year, our existing corporators nominate other local residents and successful business people for the UFS Bancorp Board of Corporation. These three outstanding individuals have very impressive and diverse qualifications and we welcome their unique perspectives to our team,” said Mr. Paulhus. Additionally, Mr. Kenneth R. Ballou retired after 38 years serving on the Board of Corporators. During that time he also served on the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. He is now an honorary trustee. UFS Bancorp, is a mutual financial services holding company and is the parent company of UniBank, Sterling Associates, UniBank Fiscal Advisory Services, Inc. and UniPayDirect.

Grand Opening of Mill House Milford Regional Awarded an “A” for Patient Safety Regional Medical Center is a real testament to the diligence and Safety Score uses 26 measures of pubWine and Spirits at Linwood Mill was,Milford once again, honored with an “A” hard work of our physicians, nurses licly available hospital safety data to alcoholic beverages, Mill House stocks a variety of food items such as milk, eggs, bread, cheese, sandwiches and a host of other convenient products. Business hours are Monday through Wednesday 9-8, Thursday through Saturday 9-9 and Sunday 12-6. The physical address of Mill House Wine and Spirits is 670 Linwood Avenue, Linwood, MA 01525. The store can be reached at 508-2660630 or on the web at w w w. m i l l h o u s e

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Hospital Safety ScoreSM by Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The Hospital Safety ScoreSM was calculated under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. This is the first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety(April 2013). The scores assigned to U.S. hospitals as an A, B, C, D, or F was based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. “Milford Regional’s rating of “A” for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group

and staff,” says Edward J. Kelly, president of Milford Regional. “Every day they make patient safety a top priority in the delivery of high quality care. I congratulate them on this welldeserved recognition.” “Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that this hospital has exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I’d like to congratulate Milford Regional Medical Center for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.” Calculated under the guidance of The Leapfrog Group’s nine-member Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital

produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from infections, injuries, and medical and medication errors. To see Milford Regional’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, visit , the Hospital Safety ScoreSM website, which also provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospital scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at

Hazardous Waste Collection Center open July & Aug. The NEDT Household Hazardous Products Collection Center has announced that, in addition to being open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 AM to 4 PM all year round, it will be open this summer on Saturday, July 20, and August 17 from 9AM until 12 PM. Homeowners that cannot take advantage of these hours can contact the Collection Center to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. The NEDT Collection Center is located at 83 Gilmore Drive in Sutton and is the first collection center permitted by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) to accept household hazardous products from all Massachusetts homeowners regardless of where they live in the Commonwealth. In addition, small businesses that qualify as a “VerySmall-Quantity-Generator” (VSQG) under MassDEP regulations can also transport their hazardous wastes to the Collection Center by appointment. If there are questions concerning what can be delivered to the NEDT Household Hazardous Products Collection Center, call 866-769-1621 or email  More information is available on the Center’s website The Center accepts payment in the form of cash and credit cards. 

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Sports Shorts Tedy's Team bruised but not broken by dan Foley On April 15, 2013 I ran in my 3rd Boston Marathon as a part of Tedy’s Team, an organization that raises money and awareness to fight stroke that was established by Tedy Bruschi teaming up with the American Stroke Association. A senseless act of violence interrupted a day of celebration, and changed a lot of things for a lot of people. One of the biggest changes I've noticed is how our community, state, and country came together. Over the past four years Tedy's Team has been an important part of my life and running the 2013 Boston Marathon has only increased my devotion to my team. Unfortunately, I was a half mile shy of the finish line and was unable to have my moment on Boylston Street, but it has made me count my blessings that none of my family or friends waiting at the finish line where physically harmed that day. On April 21, 2014 I'll have my chance to officially cross the finish line, as I take part in my 4th Boston Marathon and it will no doubt be one of the most emotional and memorable races of my life. The spring of 2013 was my time to run 3 marathons in a 45 day period and to push myself physically and mentally. The fall of 2013 and into the spring of 2014 is my time to run 5 road races in honor of my stroke heroes and everyone impacted by the Boston Marathon bombing. On August 11th I'll run in the Falmouth Road Race, October 13th the Chicago Marathon, November 17th the Las Vegas Marathon, April 21st the 118th Boston Marathon, and April 26th the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon. My goal, when I cross the final finish line, is to have brought attention to the signs of stroke while raising $15,000 to help support research and education. I also hope to inspire my family, friends, and co-workers to volunteer and get more physically active, especially those in the younger generation. Most importantly I want to get out the message that a stroke can happen to anyone at any time! Know the warning signs and call 911 if you or someone you know has any of these symptoms: • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination • Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Tedy's Team gathered the week after the Boston Marathon to recognize the teams accomplishments and reflect on the events of marathon Monday. From left to right: Tedy Bruschi, dan Foley, Paige Foley, Katie Foley, dan's sister Stef Salome, and heidi Bruschi

I also want to recognize those that have already been impacted by stroke and heart disease: My Dad, Uncle Dennis, Aunt Kay, George Curry III, Leona Dean, Gary Moran, John Kobetitsch, and My friend’s 3 month old son, Gavin. This journey started for my dad, the most important man in my life who has taught me how doing things for others can be the most rewarding things life has to offer, and I don’t see any end in sight. If you would like to make a donation to my fundraising efforts you can donate online at http://tedysteam2014. . I want to thank everyone that has supported me throughout the years in my training and fundraising. I hope reading this is enough to raise even the slightest more awareness to stroke.

Outdoor Bikram Yoga Free at Whitin Manor A free Bikram Yoga Day will be open to the community on Saturday, August 3rd at Whitin Manor, 120 Hill Street, Whitinsville. The scheduled rain date is Sunday, August 4th. The session will be led by Sam Goldman, owner of Bikram Auburn and Westborough from approximately 12 pm - 1:30 pm. Participants should arrive properly hydrated and not eat for 1-2 hours before arriving. Please bring a yoga or exercise mat, a towel and water. Children should be over the age of eight years old. For more information, log onto the Auburn Bikram website, http://www. or call the Bikram Studio at 508-832-9642.



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Uxbridge High School receives new scoreboard UniBank recently announced that a donation in the amount of $21,745 was made to the Uxbridge High School Athletic Booster Club. This donation funded the addition of the scoreboard on the new turf football field at Uxbridge High School. The school opened doors at its 300 Quaker Highway campus in August of 2012. “Support of education and athletic programs in schools is paramount to building healthy and thriving communities,” stat-

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uniBank President and Ceo James F. Paulhus stands with uxbridge high School officials and students in presentation of the new scoreboard which was funded by the bank. uniBank’s donation, totaling $21,745, recently allowed the school to install the scoreboard at its new campus. Back row: ernest F. esposito, uxbridge School Committee Chairman, Mark donahue, retired uxbridge high School athletic director, Tara Bennett, uxbridge high School Principal, James F. Paulhus, President and Ceo of uniBank. Front row: Samantha Wise, Paul Peso, Gina Petrillo, Michelle Seagrave, Chris Manntea, emily Cahill, Jessica FitzGerald, Mitchell Goldman, Mitchell Page and Mickayla holt. ed James F. Paulhus, president and CEO of UniBank. “We are pleased to partner with the Uxbridge High School Athletic Booster Club and Uxbridge Public School District to support their educational mission.” “UniBank really stepped up when we asked for their assistance with the scoreboard,” stated retired Athletic Director Mark Donahue. “We are fortunate to have such an organization supporting the students of Uxbridge.”

Join Scouting and Fun! Cub Scouting Pack 25 wants you! Now is the time to join the fun and excitement of America's foremost youth program for boys - Cub Scouting. Designed for boys ages 7 to 10, Cub Scouting combines outdoor activities, sports, academics, and more in a fun and exciting program that helps families teach ideals such as honesty, good citizenship, and respect. All boys, in first through fifth grade, are welcome to join. Pack 25 invites local families to join us for fishing Wednesdays throughout the summer from 6:30-8 at  the pond on Riverbend farm. For more information on scouting or fishing contact Committee Chair Jason Andolina at 508278-5357 or email  or Cubmaster Jamie Fowler at 508-278-5570 or email jamie0831@

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A Prayer to the Blessed Virgin (Never known to fail)

Oh most beautiful flower of Mt. Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. Oh Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein you are my mother, oh Holy Mary, Mother of God. Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, succor me and this necessity. There are none that can withstand your call. Oh show me herein you are my mother; oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3 Times) Holy Mary I place this cause in your hands. (3 Times) Sweet Mother I pray for this cause in your hands. (3 times) Holy Spirit, resolve all problems, light all roads so that I can attain my goal. You gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget all evil against me in that in all instances of my life, you are with me. I want this short prayer to thank you for all things as you confirm once again, that I never want to be separated from you even in spite of material things. I wish to be with you in eternal glory. Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. The person must say this prayer on 3 consecutive days. After 3 days the request will be granted. This prayer must be published after the prayer is granted.


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