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Trends: Kitchen Remodeling Current economic conditions mean that many homeowners are choosing to forgo buying a newer home and remodel the home they’re in. Kitchen and bath remodeling are two of the most popular updates for several reasons. First and foremost for many homeowners is the fact that updating kitchens and baths can add resale value to the home. Second, these two rooms see a great deal of activity, and small inconveniences can become chronic annoyances.

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One hot remodeling trend is simplicity. Kitchens are being streamlined. Small appliances are tucked away behind closed doors to clear counter space and add an open feeling to the kitchen. Bathrooms feature increased natural light, and private spaces for toilets. Budget-conscious homeowners are looking to economize on remodeling projects. Two popular kitchen remodeling trends are re-facing cabinets and modernizing hardware. These projects make the kitchen look new in a budget-friendly manner. Updating appliances is one way to take advantage of modern technology and add convenience to everyday tasks. Large appliances are more energy-efficient than ever, with a wide range of features from which to choose. Refrigerators are available in traditional top-freezer styles, side-by-side, and French door models. There are even refrigerator drawers for under-counter food storage. Besides ice and water dispensers through the door, some refrigerators incorporate televisions and Internet access. Stoves are available in dual-fuel models which allow the cook to choose gas or electric depending on what is being cooked. Some dishwashers are designed to store dishes as well as wash them. Small appliances are also popular conveniences. Coffee centers can prepare traditional coffee, espresso, and cappuccino at a fraction of the cost of stopping at a local coffee shop. Water

dispensers can offer instant hot or cold water at the push of a button. Another popular kitchen and bath remodeling trend is the use of natural materials for countertops. Granite is one of the more expensive options, while other options include quartz, concrete, and wood. The emphasis is on ease of cleaning and maintenance, as well as durability. Bathrooms are borrowing ideas from spas and incorporating a touch of luxury. Heated floors, large showers and soaking tubs are three popular bathroom remodeling trends. Other hot trends include toilet enclosures for privacy and customized storage solutions, as well as the ever-popular dual vanity. One inexpensive update that adds convenience is the medicine cabinet with interior power plugs for razors and electric toothbrushes. Another consideration in bathroom remodeling trends is safety. With the majority of home accidents occurring in the bathroom, as well as an aging population and care of elderly or disabled relatives, safety features are important. Walk-in tubs, shower seats, and grab bars which are decorative as well as functional are three popular safety features. The one thing most experts agree on is the fact that for optimum value, choose neutral colors and styles for the big things, like walls, cabinets, appliances and fixtures. Use inexpensive accessories to add color and contemporary style. The most important kitchen and bath remodeling trend is to avoid expensive fads that will quickly outdate your room.

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Men’s Earrings Are Forever In the 1970’s, gay men started the male earring fashion trend. A single earring worn on the left side was a signal to other gay people that you were a member of the community. Today men’s earrings are widely acceptable as a fashion statement beyond our community. They can range from subtlety (when worn by socialites) to blatant displays of individuality when they are worn by grunge and rock stylists. Below, are some earring styles that are commonly seen.

Without The commitment: Clip-Ons When actor Jamie Fox went to the Oscars a few years back , he was sporting a diamond stud clip on earring. The one he was wearing was very descriptive of the modern style of men’s earrings. The craftsmanship was so impressive that it wasn’t immediately obvious that he was wearing a clip on because the link between the front and the back clasp was so minimal, that it nearly passed unnoticed. That just shows how much jewelers have improved over the years. Clip-on earrings used to be reserved for women because they were often big in order to accommodate the size of the clasp in the back. Now, they are much more stylish and as demonstrated have been perfected for use by both genders.

Studs for a stud Studs are perfect for any occasion. They can be made of a solid diamond or it can be a stud of precious metal or semi-precious stone. No matter the style, studs are still considered to be a great choice for men’s earrings. Because they are so versatile, a single 3 carat diamond stud can both be worn on the red carpet and also in the club scene. Perhaps something a little smaller and less flashy would be appropriate for the office.

Happening Hoops Hoops were the original choice when it came to earrings for men. They can either be worn on one ear alone or on both depending on the

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style and taste of the wearer. Today, jewelers often make men’s hoop earrings in pairs so, if you don’t want to wear two at once, you can either keep one as back-up or you can split it with a friend.


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Early days of cinema gay/lesbian character actors By Mark Adams

Today, all you have to do is turn on the TV and you'll find a plethora of openly gay and lesbian characters. I'm not just talking about channels like LOGO and their reality shows like "The A-List New York," where the "stars" should really be on the "Z-List," or the Here! Channel, which is also called "GayTV On Demand," where you can shell out hard-earned money for drek like the Chad Allen gay detective movies, but I digress. Now we have "Glee" on Fox, "Modern Family" on ABC, and several others with openly gay/lesbian characters, living their everyday lives without a second glance from their straight cast members. In the early days of cinema, things were different, and the only ‘gay' characters you'd see were the character actors, usually in subservient roles. 14 savoirflairmagazine

Franklin Pangborn

One of the most popular (and perhaps most obvious) was Franklin Pangborn (or, as the hubby refers to him, "Franklin PingPong"). Though never a ‘star’ he was cast in many films of the era in small but memorable roles, usually as a desk clerk, department store manager, or butler. He appeared in many of Preston Sturgis' comedy masterpieces. He was one of those actors about whom you'd say, "Oh, it's him again," without remembering his name. Pangborn actually began his career in silent films, often appearing in Mack Sennett or Hal Roach productions. His ‘foppy’ persona reached its prime in talkies, appearing with WC Fields, Harold

Lloyd and the Ritz Brothers, then moving on to somewhat bigger roles in films like ‘Flying Down To Rio (with Astaire and Ginger), ‘The Bank Dick’ (again with WC Fields), ‘Now Voyager’ (with Bette Davis, also a gay icon), and ‘Romance on the High Seas’ (with Doris Day). Because of his persona (one would not be wrong to call him a "screaming queen"), he never achieved real Hollywood stardom, but did manage to work consistently in the then burgeoning TV arena, with small parts on ‘The Red Skelton Show’ and

even briefly as announcer for ‘The Tonight Show with Jack Paar.’ There are a couple of his later TV appearances with Red Skelton to be found on YouTube and, if you are a fan of Turner Classic Movies, you'll probably come across him eventually! Edward Everett Horton is another comedic character actor who started his career in silent films, however he is probably best remembered for his distinctive voice, which was heard regularly

Edward Horton

in the '60s (and to this day) in the classics such as the ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ series, as the narrator of the ‘Fractured Fairy Tales’ segment. Horton's film characters were different from Pangborn's. Whereas Pangborn was goofy and always befuddled, Horton was polite and dignified, at least until presented with an embarrassing situation. Then would come the famous Horton doubletake. He, too appeared in several Astaire-Rogers films like ‘The Gay Divorcee’ (when "gay” just meant "happy"), ‘Top Hat’, ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’, and ‘Pocketful of Miracles’. He also moved to TV in the 50s, with a classic appearance on ‘I Love Lucy’, where he played an older gentleman with the "hots" for Lucy (perhaps more believable had it been for Ricky), and another famous role as the medicine man ‘Roaring Chicken’ on the hysterical F-Troop series. And then there are the women. Openly gay? Not really, at least on film, but there was no mistaking some of the female character actors of the 40s and 50s. Among

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the many, one who springs to mind first is Marjorie Main. Marjorie started her career in show business as a Broadway actress before moving her charms and scratchy voice to films, her first being ‘Dead End’ in 1937. She is perhaps best known as ‘Ma’ from the series of 50’s movies ‘Ma and Pa Kettle’, where she played the rural mother of a brood of 15 young 'uns (putting the current Octomom to shame), playing with the sometimes-shirtless Percy Kilbride, himself not a pretty picture, but there I go digressing again. Marjorie actually got an Academy Award nomination for the Ma Kettle role. Although she was married briefly in the 30s, it is her relationship to actress Spring Byington that is a source of great interest to some of us, and

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raises an eyebrow or three. As with many actors of the time, their relationship was accepted as common knowledge within the industry and turned out to be a lasting partnership. Main was quoted

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(by IMDB) as saying: "Most of the time I played mothers. That's acting!" Unlike Main, Byington was an attractive, soft spoken woman who was also married to a man in her early years. Her most recognizable role was in the TV series ‘December Bride’ which was produced by Desi Arnaz's Desilu Productions. She played her last roles as Larry Hagman's mother on ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ and was Mother General on ‘The Flying Nun’, and you know what they say about those nuns. Other arethey-or-aren’t-they female actors widely discussed after a couple of Big Girl Cocktails include Barbara Stanwyck, Capucine (!), Judith Anderson, and the fabulous Nancy Kulp. For more on this, see if you can find a copy of a book called ‘Hollywood Lesbians’ by Boze Hadleigh. It used to be available from Amazon, but may be out of print now. This is interesting stuff, and a current topic of discussion once again. With someone like gay actor Richard Chamberlain, in a recent Advocate article, advising young gay actors to "stay in the closet". Who does she think she is??! Perhaps something to discuss for next time. Mark Adams has been a long time fixture In Boston’s GLBT Media, writing extensively on film and video of interest to the community.

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How to Find Your Perfect Partner...

by Michelle Bryan

Finding the perfect partner can be a life long journey that requires adjusting, adapting and which can take us in many different directions. We have to admit that there is no perfect person, just someone who may be perfect for you, with his or her particular type of imperfection that can coexist in harmony with you and yours. The question is, how will you know who that is? Well perhaps the more pertinent question is to ask yourself what kind of relationship you want and how exactly you want a partner to fit into your life? 26 savoirflairmagazine

The closest thing to I’ve found a formula is the ‘power of intention’, a concept furthered in a great book of the same name by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer. It is formula that requires digging deep within yourself and finding the self-motivation to put it into motion. First, a simple but important way to get started; you should really try to find 100 qualities that you truly desire in a life partner and in that special relationship. Each quality you isolate may help you shape and mold your future. I had tried so hard to make something of relationships that weren’t meant to be, and settled for people with whom I was completely incompatible. You can only try so hard to make a fundamentally unfulfilling situation work. It will never happen. You have to really know yourself before you can truly be invested. At first I wrote down 25 or so qualities but it felt like a halfhearted intent. Through this exercise, I relized I had a mediocre relationship that did inevitably end. I decided to focus on improving myself through going to school and going to a gym. Then I went back to my list. I finally saw it for the challenge it was and began to think more seriously about it. I wrote down everything I could think of, while at the same time keeping an open mind for some new experiences. I wanted someone who could be a parent later on, someone who loves to go out and dance but not every week. I needed someone who could go to

shows and festivals but wasn’t an addict, educated but not snobby, they needed to be a healer and environmentally friendly. I got really specific because I needed someone who was on the same wavelength as me spiritually. I hadn’t thought it possible but I was able to define a hundred solid qualities that I knew would have to be fulfilled in order for me to find a truly great relationship.

said that there were four other success stories about people who had met at The Siren that year alone. Having worked in several, I personally believe in the power of coffee shops for bringing people together; they can be very romantic, and the sheer variety of people that come through those doors gives the potential for different and unexpected experiences.

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This year my family and I took part in the ‘Safe Passage Hot Chocolate Run’, a fundraiser to help domestic violence survivors get back on their feet. Walking two miles in the brisk December morning I had time to ask some questions of the participants. Here’s what Eve, who is pregnant with her first baby, said about her partnership with Michelle. “You have to be on the same wavelength. If I want to go to the Grand Canyon and she wants to sit home in front of the fire then it won’t work. You have to know what the other person wants and where you want to be in life.”

We are fortunate that we have options for finding the ‘right person’ in this world. We are allowed to be ourselves and pursue our individual desires. There are more resources for dating now than there have ever been. I stopped in at my favorite coffee shop The Siren in Greenfield and asked owners (a couple) Drae and Sarah how they found each other. Drae’s face lit up with a mischievous grin as she says “At a coffee shop!” She also

As we walked, a few people chimed in to the conversation, which eventually led to a discussion of whether to sleep with someone prior to committing. This is obviously a common subject that arises out of most debates surrounding relationships; almost everyone I spoke to who had tried waiting said they were disappointed when the time came, and with my experiences I agree. Investing time and effort into a relationship only to find that in the moment

Here are some examples of real relationship searches for life partners. I aimed to unearth some of the qualities that keep these partnerships happy and have also in-

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you share your body and soul with someone that there is no chemistry, can be devastating. As with any rule, there are exceptions, and I certainly came across some success stories, such as Gerry, who waited. He said of he and his partner’s relationship: “We were working together on a senior thesis project and by the end of the semester the relationship had bloomed into something bigger, and we started dating.” They have now been together for 13 years, waiting five before making it official with a grand wedding. They just had their first baby. Too many people think that their relationship is strong enough to withstand personal sacrifice from each person, but in reality that is clearly not the case. It’s not even a matter of solidarity, but of communication: both people should discuss their individual goals and dreams openly and honestly. For me, I knew I had found the one when they were my first thought of the morning, and the last thing on my mind at night. Nanci has been with her partner for 5 years, and when asked about her relationship her eyes lit up – she was evidently in a happy situation. They have just adopted two beautiful children, bought a house, and are living a wonderful life together. They met through work and knew each other for a while before meeting up outside of the workplace at

How to Find Your Perfect Partner... a dance party where they started talking and discovered they were both single, beginning to date soon thereafter. Watching these two, I have a restored hope in life. They work together in perfect harmony, delegating tasks with glances and discussing kids before making decisions, and handling the stress with a whisper of grace. This is truly inspiring.

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Ogunquit Maine

Ogunquit, Where Urban Sophistication Meets Down East Charm By

By Cottage Advisers The perfect GLBT paradise, Ogunquit’s stunning barrier beach with its 3.5 mile stretch of powdery sand and legendary cliff walk, the renowned Marginal Way, have made this former artists colony one of Maine’s standout resort destinations. But it is this coastal community’s unique blend of urban sophistication and Down East charm which keeps gays and lesbians flocking back year after year. Rustic clam shacks now sit next to world class restaurants, quaint beach bungalows have been joined by upscale cottages with concierge service, and the famed Ogunquit Playhouse has seen its season expand from 10 to 21 weeks. Come to this “Beautiful Place by the Sea” during the busy summer months when the population soars from 1,200 to 40,000 and get ready to experience the whirlwind beach, bar, and club scene. Visit during the spring and fall shoulder seasons, when the mood mellows, avoid the crowds and enjoy off-peak savings. Temperatures, while cooler, remain pleasant and the lobster tastes just as sweet. No matter the time of year, getting to Ogunquit is a breeze. Located just over the New Hampshire border in southern Maine, Ogunquit is conveniently reached after a short jaunt off the Interstate 95 corridor via Route 1. For those coming from further afield, there are nearby airports in Boston (90 minutes); Manchester, New Hampshire (70 minutes); and Portland, Maine (50 minutes) make it easy to shop for airfare deals, then grab a rental car and go.

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From Elegant Dining to Lobster in the Rough

Perhaps no other chefs have done more to put Ogunquit on the foodie map than Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier, named “Best Chefs of the Northeast” by the James Beard Foundation in 2010. They cut their culinary teeth at Stars restaurant in San Francisco before partnering in 1988 to create their flagship restaurant, Arrows (41 Berwick Road, Cape Neddick, 207-361-1100, Located two miles outside of Ogunquit, the innovative and elegant Arrows is set in a country farmhouse. Hams and fish are cured on the premises and most of the produce comes from the restaurant’s own organic kitchen garden. This attention to detail, combined with a creative menu flawlessly delivered, has led the restaurant to win numerous accolades. Arrows has been recognized as one of “America’s Top 50 Restaurants” by Gourmet magazine and as one of the “Ten Most Romantic Restaurants in the Country” by Bon Appetit – making it the ideal spot for gay and lesbian couples to get engaged. Among the recent menu items was a red wine poached tenderloin of beef garnished with warm Swiss chard and onion rings, accompanied by calves liver with bacon, Yukon gold potato salad and onion marmalade ($43.00). In 2005 the duo opened a second, more affordable restaurant, MC Perkins Cove (111 Perkins Cove Road, 207646-6263, A casual American bistro featuring spectacular ocean views, it is the perfect counterpoint to Arrows. Restaurateurs Donato Tramuto and Jeffrey Portehave also made their culinary mark. Their inaugural restaurant, Five-O (50 Shore Road, 207-6465001,, consistently delivers exceptional food in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Dishes like the fennel crusted pork tenderloin with roasted native apples and turnips ($23.00) and pumpkin risotto with sweet and sour onions, fried sage and pecorino ($18) are just two of the recent mouthwatering menu options. Based on their success and inspired by their travels to Italy, they opened a sister restaurant, Caffe Prego (44 Shore Road, 207-646-7734, caffepregoogt. com), now entering its fourth year. Committed to creating an authentic experience, they shipped in all of the equipment from Italy, including the service bar. From homemade Panini and brick oven pizzas to Italian pastries made on site and specialty coffee drinks, Caffe Prego serves up the flavors of Tuscany. Other Quick Bites: Start the day at Amore Breakfast (309 Shore Road, 207-646-6661,, where the signature bananas Foster French toast ($8.99), with its pecan-coated cream cheese filling and rumsoaked bananas on the side, is not-to-be-missed. Enjoy casual fine dining at affordable prices at Angelina’s Ristorante 655 Main Street, 207-646-0445, or stroll down the street to Chef David Giarusso’s other restaurant, Tapas and Tini’s (125 Main Street, 207-646-9700) for a mix-and-match menu of small plates ideal for sharing. Put on a bib at Barnacle Billy’s (50-70 Perkins Cove Road, 207-646-5575, and feast on boiled Maine lobster ($19.00+/lb.), steamed clams ($18.95) and other treats. Visit 98 Provence (104 Shore Road, 207-646-9898, 98provence.

com), a hidden gem under the direction of Chef Pierre Gignac, where the menu has recently been expanded to include three daily fixed priced selections that include an appetizer, main course, and desert.

Cottages with a Concierge & Other Perks

The opening of Seaglass Village (One Old County Road, Moody Village, Wells, 207-358-2900, in spring 2009 considerably raised the bar for area accommodations. This gated resort community of two-bedroom cottages is centered around a multi-million dollar clubhouse exclusively for adults and offers an on-site concierge, three state-of-the-art swimming pools, entertainment pavilion and more. A separate family pool and amenity area ensures guests of every age have a good time. Located minutes away from Ogunquit Village, Seaglass Village provides the best of both worlds – a resort retreat minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Ogunquit and close proximity to local area beaches. Weekly rentals May – October; daily rentals (minimum two-night stay) May 8 – June 18 and September 4 – October 23. Children welcome. Pet friendly. Also Accommodating: Located in town, The Admiral’s Inn Resort (95 Main Street, 207-646-7093, has been recently renovated and expanded and boasts two heated swimming pools and hot tubs, fire pit, health club with sauna, and day spa. Gay and lesbian parents with children in tow are welcome in the property’s hotel building, with one pool designated as family friendly, the other adults only. Nearby is the Ogunquit Beach Inn (67 School Street, 207-646-1112,, a five-room B&B set within a 1927 Craftsman-style home where paintings by local artists grace the walls. For gay and lesbian couples looking for a romantic setting, consider the Gazebo Inn (572 Main Street, 207-646-3733, gazeboinnogt. com), a restored 1847 farmhouse and barn with in-room two-person Jacuzzi-style tubs and fireplaces.

Broadway at the Beach

Former president George Bush and his wife, Barbara, never miss a production at the Ogunquit Playhouse (10 Main Street, 207646-5511,, where theatergoers have been entertained every summer since 1933. “America’s Foremost Summer Theatre” has earned a well-deserved reputation for producing high caliber shows featuring professional actors. Last year, five productions drew audiences of over 100,000 and featured such stars as Sally Struthers, Georgia Engel, Stefanie Powers, and Carson Kressley of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame, making his stage debut. Due to popular demand, this venerable institution more than doubled its season and now stays open 21 weeks a year. While the schedule for 2011 is yet to be announced, titles under consideration include Miss Saigon, Curtains, Avenue Q and Legally Blonde the Musical. More Cultural Attractions: Learn more about the painters that formed Ogunquit’s artists colony and other notables at the Ogunquit Museum of American Continued on next page

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Ogunquit Maine Advertising Supplement Continued from previous page Art (543 Shore Road, 207-646-4809,; the museum’s gorgeous setting within a sculpture garden overlooking the Atlantic Ocean makes it more than worth the trip. Open May – October; admission is $8 for adults. Step back in time at the Ogunquit Heritage Museum (86 Obeds Lane, 207-646-0296,, located within the Captain James Winn House, to discover more about the region’s unique history. Open in summer; donations welcome.

Hit the Town

After dark, a surprisingly active nightlife scene unfolds, centered around Ogunquit’s swinging clubs and bars. A mainstay of the social circuit, The Front Porch (9 Shore Road, 207-646-4005, draws a lively gay and lesbian crowd with its second floor piano bar, where the patrons feel free to sing along. Entertainment is also front and center at Maine Street Bar and Nightclub (195 Main Street, 207-646-5101,, where an ever-changing program of events includes performances by drag divas and guest DJs, karaoke and pool tournaments, plus a monthly women’s T dance. Five-O is a great spot to bring a date or meet someone new while sipping a signature cocktail or beer. The new kid on the block, the Oxygen Lounge (237 Main Street, 207-646-4665,, located at the site of the former Insideout, promises a packed dance floor and karaoke.

The Great Seascape

During the day Ogunquit Beach is the place to be and be seen. The main entrance, aptly located at the end of Beach Street, leads to a stretch of pristine sand a world apart from New England’s typical rocky coastline. Turn left and walk past the volleyball nets; about 200 yards away gay guys and gals congregate to catch some rays. For a more secluded sun and surf sojourn, continue on to the relatively undiscovered Footbridge Beach. Get an up close and personal lay of the land by taking a stroll down Marginal Way, a 1.25 mile paved footpath that runs along the coastline from the center of town to the quaint fishing village of Perkins Cove, a neighborhood chockablock with eclectic shops and restaurants. Pass by scenic tidal pools and stone outcroppings while taking in the magnificent vistas of sea and shore that inspired such painters as Edward Hopper and Marsden Hartley. Take to the sea at Perkins Cove, where popular boat cruise options include whale watching excursions, deep sea fishing charters, and trips to Cape Neddick’s “Nubble” Lighthouse, one of the most photographed in the country, located in York. Kayak and bike rentals also make for leisurely ways to explore.

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Schools that welcome diversity and value each student are the hallmark of the independent / private schools listed here. These schools openly welcome our community, so each parent can be assured that they, their same gendered partner and their children receive the attention needed to provide the foundation for a superior educational experience. See our next Savoir Flair Summer edition featuring large independent school resources for all of New England with listings of open house dates. There is a school where boys love learning, fearlessly try new things, build a deep sense of community, and embark on a lifelong journey to be their best selves. Grades 4 to 9

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Independent Schools Massachusetts

Belmont Day School

55 Day School Lane, Belmont, MA 02478 (617) 484-3078, www. We believe that a foundation of excellence in education is a diverse community where children and adults understand, appreciate, and celebrate differences. Through the process of recognizing and discussing differences, we discover similarities, shared values, and common goals. These shared values and goals are woven into our curriculum, which fosters critical thinking skills and empathy in our students and prepares them to enter a diverse world with responsibility and pride.

The Fenn School

516 Monument st., Concord, MA 01742, (978)3695800, Fenn offers an academically rigorous day school program for boys in grades 4 to 9. Offering small class sizes, daily arts and athletics, and a community where every boy is respected.

Rhode Island

Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island There is a school where boys love learning, fearlessly try new things, build a deep sense of community, and embark on a lifelong journey to be their best selves. Grades 4 to 9

85 Taft Ave.,Providence, RI 02906, (401) 7512470, The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island is the only pluralistic day school in the state, welcoming Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students from all backgrounds, interfaith through Modern Orthodox.

The Gordon School

45 Maxfield Ave. , East Providence, RI 02914, (401) 434-3833, Gordon School is the choice for families who seek a diverse and inclusive coeducational environment that challenges both the intellects and imaginations of elementary and middle school students. The nursery through eighth grade structure allows a focus on the crucial early years when the foundations of academic and social learning are laid. Academics, arts, music and athletics are grounded in real life applications, from the gardens maintained by three year old scientists to the four week service learning projects eighth graders complete as the culmination of their study of citizenship and American history.

The Providence Country Day School

660 Waterman Ave., East Providence, RI 02914 (401) 438-5170, www.providencecountryday. org PCD’s college prep scholars are also league champion athletes, award winning artists, actors and singers. They are leaders in their school and in their communities and each one helps make our school a more vibrant place to learn and grow.

The Wheeler School

Wheeler is best known for its extraordinary academic curriculum, breadth and creativity of co-curricular offerings, its cohesive community, and the dynamic, lab-school-like focus on innovation and creativity of its programs.

216 Hope St., Providence, RI, (401) 421 8100, Founded in 1889, Wheeler is a co-educational, independent day school located in the heart of Providence’s historic and dynamic College Hill neighborhood, adjacent to Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Our student body consists of 800 students in grades nursery through 12, taught by just over one hundred dedicated faculty.Wheeler is best known for its extraordinary academic curriculum, breadth and creativity of co-curricular offerings, its cohesive community, and the dynamic, lab-schoollike focus on innovation and creativity of its programs. The Hamilton School at Wheeler, to take just one example, is a small “school-within-theschool” for bright students with language-based learning differences.

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One Eagle Drive, Sanford, ME 04073, (207) 490-0509, (800) 758-7679, www. Since 1995, Seacoast Career School has been providing real world education to prepare students for successful careers in high-demand fields. Seacoast Career School meets state licensing requirements and is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training, (ACCET) a national accrediting agency approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

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Checklist for your next Green Home by Paige Green

According to a recent study, around 56 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are generated from the home. While it is impor-


tant that we pressure business and government for sustainable initiatives, some of the easiest changes can be made in our own dwellings from simple lifestyle changes such as adopting green elements in your home’s design features. For many, building a sustainable home may seem too challenging, too daunting or just not feasible. Many people claim; ‘We can’t afford it’, ‘I already own a home (and am still paying it off!)’, or ‘I’m renting’; these are all ready made excuses that make even the most die-hard greenie resistant to making a more substantial investment in a sustainable home.

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Looking to buy or rent a green home? These days, lots of green homes are going on the market as sellers and landlords recognize they’re in demand. But how is one to know which homes are truly green? Here’s a checklist of features to look out for and questions to ask to determine the green quality of your next home.


Location Location Location - pick a location that’s convenient and easy to get to. Close to shops, amenities and public transport will reduce the amount of emissions that come from getting around. Inquire about the town’s recycling program.


Find a house with the right orientation - if a house is to have good eco principles, it will be designed with the right orientation. This means that the living areas will face due north, to make the most of the winter sun while allowing the hotter summer sun to pass overhead. Sleeping rooms, meanwhile, will be oriented towards to the South to capture cool summer breezes. Continued on next page

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Leading by example with LEDs Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are another popular energy efficient lighting option, especially to replace halogen globes and downlights in your home. The small cluster of diodes can be arranged in a number of configurations and sizes to suit your home. LEDs have been traditionally found in electronics including clocks, and have a variety of uses in terms of producing a broad spectrum of bright colored light. LEDs are the perfect substitute to the more heat intensive halogen bulbs and last for over 50,000 60,000 hours and use 70 percent less energy than standard halogen globes. LEDs are also mercury free. The important thing is to ask before you buy. Even if the real estate agent can’t tell you up front, it’s important to let the market know that buyers and renters are looking for this bit of information. While no single home will have all of the sustainable features listed, at least you can get a clear picture of what the potential home has to offer. savoirflairmagazine 41

rhode island by Michael Dubor

L o f t L iv i n g Once a major textile center in the northeast, Rhode Island is chock full of old red brick factory and mill buildings. Most of these structures have been converted into chic, stylish residential lofts that attract a discerning demographic. Savoir Flair was invited inside some of the remarkable loft apartments that are not so ‘run of the mill’.

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The Mile Square Lofts Once a home for braided rug manufacturing, this abandoned mill was converted into lofts in 2004. Although a section of the red brick façade has been replaced by a smooth concrete finish, the overall feel of the former American Broadloom mill has been retained. The building hallways are very loft-like in appearance with flat brick walls, hardwood flooring and fluorescent lighting. We were able to visit two converted apartments with very distinct personalities. First we visited with loft owner and artist Nadia, a celebrated painter. Her home is the utmost in welcoming, classic style, arranged to suit an expansive and spacious loft. The main bank of large, North-facing windows offer a flood of soothing light, perfect for an artist’s pursuits. Nadia uses one of the bedrooms as her personal working studio.

Here works of art are being born, resting against the wall, waiting for her attention to bring them to life. It is no surprise she chose The Mile Square lofts precisely because of the apartments’ high ceilLoft Living Continued on next page

Far left: Resident Joe and his dog, Butters. Top: Traditionally decorated living room at Mile Square Left: Bedroom with built in shelves

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Left:The converted artist’s studio with plenty of natural light. Bottom: Minimalist approach in the divided living room. Far Right (top): Bathroom with modern and antique features. Far Right (bottom): A spacious studio at the Mile Squared lofts continued from previous page

ings and openness; this 2300 square foot space satisfies that desire. Serving as a bold contrast against her soft furnishings and accessories, a piece of old textile machinery hangs from the ceiling anchored above the dining area. This remnant perfectly blends the boundaries between Nadia’s classic-traditional period décor and the building’s industrial beginnings. The kitchen features poured concrete counter tops with recycled glass and the steel entry doors are a great addition to the overall feel. Just up the stairs from Nadia, we toured Joe’s loft. Also an artist, he designed the make up for the Broad-

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L i v i n g way hit “Wicked.” He resides with his Cockapoo, Butters, in a thoroughly jaw dropping, expansive loft. He embraces the space with modern styling, minimal accessorizing and a flair that clearly reflects his talent and accomplishments as an artist. Joe’s creativity is simple yet refined; a slatted partition neatly divides the massive living room without breaking the overall space. Situated in the corner of the building, this loft has the benefit of large windows that wrap around the interior space, transforming the large master bedroom and capturing additional light. An en-suite bathroom combines the starkness of painted brick with modern fixtures and design, and a claw foot tub. Concrete flooring with radiant heat covers the vanity and sink area, while refinished original hardwood floors expand through the rest of the space.This home is the epitome of streamlined loft living. The Spartan décor makes this home very streamline and inviting. Loft Living Continued on next page

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L o f t Left: An open kitchen and living space at M Residential. Bottom: View of Roosevelt Falls

Continued From Previous page

M Residential Once the Kennedy Mills and home to the Elizabeth Webbing Company, M Residential is a project along the historic Roosevelt corridor, originally constructed for manufacturing in 1824. In 2004 the property was bought by a development group and converted into apartments, yet set up in such a way that retains much of the aesthetics of its former business occupants.

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* Basic firearms safety We offer the most * Hunter education advanced firearms training * Home firearms safety to suit your needs * Reloading techniques * Personal Protection * Defensive spray (pepper spray) - class open to all * Straight/expandable baton (professional/security personnel) * Basic hand defense (professional/security personnel) * Tactical handgun techniques - class open to all

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upon the solid foundation that is your relationship. Remembering always, that you are responsible for your own happiness, that you cannot change another’s behavior, only your reaction to it. Honor and acknowledge all that your loved one does that you adore and appreciate instead of focusing upon the little irritants or disappointments.” Amy Bovaird: “Learning to communicate in the way that works for your partner, rather than sticking rigidly to your own style of communication; this has made all the difference in my life but it isn’t easy!” Kerri wrote: “I have been with my partner for 10 years and she was my total opposite, so I guess we balance each other out. A relationship is like falling in and out of love with the same person over and over again.” From a good friend: “I know I found the one because no matter how many times I’ve seen him in one day, whenever he walks in the room I still lose my breathe and think to myself, ahh finally, that’s my darling. Love can be sooo great.” As I stated at the beginning, If it doesn’t work out just keep thriving, growing and learning each day, serving your earth and making your world better.

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AC/Heating–AutoREpair ac / HeatingBoston

Savoir Flair Marketplace AppliancesMA

Auto BodyMA

Natick Appliance


Heating & Air Conditioning HOT AIR Specialists heat pump / Furnace Commercial & Residential • Sheet Metal Work • Installation • Design • Sales • Service

30 N. Main St., Natick, MA 01760, (508) 655-9151, Since 1980, Natick Appliance Inc. has kept the traditional values of honesty, courtesy, great prices and service. When you first walk into Natick Appliance Inc., you will see the difference. We have an outstanding selection from the most trusted brands in the business. Our sales people are the best in the business with an average of 18 years experience selling appliances and electronics. They continue to go through intensive product training—more than any other appliance and electronic store—to help you make an informed decision. So come in, relax, enjoy your shopping experience.

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Antiques / jewelryBoston

Small Pleasures Antique & Fine Jewelry Custom Work Watch & Jewelry Repair

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Al Brodeur’s Auto Body

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Radio Dispatched Service 69 Norman Street, Everett, MA 02149

Holton Street Auto Body


Auto Body Porsche, BMW & Mercedes Specialist All Insurance Work Mike Noonan 251 Broadway, Malden (781) 324-9831

Dudley Street Auto Body • Towing • Glass • Collision • Painting • Body Work • Refinishing • Plastic Repair • Aluminum Repair • Vehicle Systems • Air Conditioning • Steering & Suspension 34 Dudley Street, Arlington, MA


Auto RepairMA

Over 25 years of excellent service

Hondaa King Inc. foreign & domestic Also towing and rentals an environmentally green shop

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Tow line:

• Guaranteed, first quality service • ASE certified master mechanics • 27 years Honda experience • Insurance work accepted (617) 787-1233•

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building restoration and preservation since 1932

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P. J. Spillane Company is a contracting firm focused on building-envelope maintenance and rehabilitation. From new construction projects to structures centuries old, P. J. Spillane Company specializes in building restoration, repair, and waterproofing.

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Jan’s Fence Company Industrial • Residential • Commercial

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3 3 3 3

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Fully insured Free estimates Call Mark or contact us at

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(413) 253-0722 , Certified Feng Shui Practitioner. Do you say YES! when you get home? A Feng Shui visit will uplift your space and make it more nourishing, comfortable, alive – and happy! Does your business say WELCOME! to clients and customers? I can help your business be more visible and appealing. Help with clutter – I offer NEW ways to look at and tackle your “stuff”. Classes and special occasion gift certificates available. Practical, effective, energizing!


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Established 1969

“Job too big...No job too small”

Family Owned and Operated Licensed and Insured 24 Hour / 7 Days a Week

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Since 1933

208 Washington St., Somerville, MA


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fully licensed and insured

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137 Charles St., Boston, MA

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5 Post Office Sq. Sharon, MA, (781)-784-2300, www., Coriander Bistro, one of the very famous restaurants in Sharon will reopen on June 1st onwards, The name of the restaurant will not change, but the menu certainly will as it will be Indian and South Asian cuisine along with other ethnic recipes ! The chef is very good and has worked on various cruise lines & he is familiar with all kinds of cooking. Coriander has earned rave reviews from the Boston Globe, Zagat, the Phantom Gourmet, and Boston Magazine, just to name a few.

Himalayan Bistro

1735 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA 02132, (617) 325-3500, fax: (617) 325-5054, e-mail: info@, Indian and Nepali Cuisine We are proud to be the first Nepali restaurant in the Greater Boston area. Nepal food is healthy, nourishing, practical and tasty. All of our dishes are prepared similar to the way the Nepali royal family is served. As our guests, we want to serve you like royalty. Our menu also includes Indian cuisine. Our dining hall is elegant with high ceilings, authentic music and antique statues. Delivery and catering service available.

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