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Medway’s Spectacular Tercentennial Parade Artist Takes a New Look Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the World of Body Art BY DAVE DUNCAN

Following more than two years of extensive planning and preparation, Medway’s Tercentennial Parade steps off on Saturday, September 21st at 1 p.m. The parade is expected to continue for about 2-hours and will include 100 parade units, including 20 bands and musical groups along with some 1,000 parade participants to celebrate the Town of Medway’s 300th Anniversary. The parade will begin at the intersection of Main, High and Franklin Streets in West Medway and proceed east on Main Street The Spirit of America Marching Band has performed throughout the United States and other countries (Route 109) taking a right turn and will be one of the featured headliners at Medway’s Tercentennial Parade on Saturday, September onto Holliston Street the finish 21st at 1 p.m. just beyond the Medway Middle School where the reviewing headliner units including The has performed in the half-time the Boston Police Gaelic Colstand will be located. highly-acclaimed Spirit of performances in all but two of umn, the Boston WindjamAlong with the bands and America band that has per- the nation’s National Football mers, the Canton Legion Band, musical groups there will be formed throughout North League teams. The Budweiser Defenders Drum & Bugle floats, military units, Medway America and in many other Clydesdales, one of America’s Corps, Firehouse Dixieland veterans, dignitaries, color countries around the world. great parade favorites, will also Band, Hill Mills Clown Band, guards and, representatives of The Milford Mill Academy participate. Marksmen Drum & Bugle Medway’s founding families, Spartan Marching Band from Corps, the Meadow Larks, Other bands and musical units businesses and organizations. Baltimore, Maryland features a Medway High School Band, will include the Ancient The parade will also feature high energy, high effort, crowd- Mariners Fife & drum corps, PARADE many well-known and popular pleasing marching style and Blackstone High School Band, continued on page 11

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BY J.D. O’GARA Almont Green has created a whole new way to take a picture, and now, he’s realized exactly where he can apply this technology – to the growing and increasingly respected field of tattoo artistry. The Medway photographer is highlighting his 50camera AMPED360 array at the current 12th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention, taking place at the Hynes Convention Center from August 30th through September 2nd. Chances are, you haven’t seen photography like this before. Almont Green produces pictures with a different angle. Thanks to the number of cameras set up in his circular array, his photos have 3-dimensional feel from a multi-perspective image. Green says the idea to apply his unique and elaborate style to the

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world of tattoo imagery sparked at an Artist’s Studio event he had held at Medway Mills. There, he says, he met Angela Cannistraro, who, with her husband, known

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by his nickname “Canman” owns Visions Tattoo, Piercing and Art Gallery on Main Street in Medway. ( The couple will use Almont’s technology at their booth at the Boston Tattoo Convention. “I met Angela, and I told her I was on this mission to think about what pictures had to be in 3D, and I had been really thinking about body painting, and Angela asked if I’d ever thought about tattoos. And that sparked almost an obsession,” says Green. “The more I looked into it, the more fascinated I became. I uncovered this amazing world of artists.” With tattooing, as well as body modification, piercings and adornments becoming more mainstream, says Green, people

are consciously seeking out artists who are really good at their craft, and that they’re going to use their own body as a canvas to either bring forth their inner self or spirituality or to make some sort of statement. It’s coming into society in ways that’s just fascinating,” says Green. “Our mindset is, we’re not just stamping imagery on people,” says Canman, a Medway native who began his career as an airbrush artist. “We look at it as more than imagery, something that is beautiful. They’re enhancing their body, or they’re enhancing their image.” Canman explains that as an artist, he had a high standard and didn’t begin tattooing until he was 25 – at a time when more and more artists were taking the medium seri-

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This traditional photo of a 3-dimensional arm shows the difficulty the mind has in piecing together a 3-D tattoo. With Green’s camera array, viewers will be able to get high-resolution images that they can rotate to observe. Photo by Canman courtesy of Visions Tattoo, Piercing and Art Gallery

are seeking extremely skilled artists to do this work, creating almost a Renaissance in the field. “To see it flip from it being this almost tribal ritual to now people

ously. “Now you have that option to get beautiful artwork (as a tattoo). That didn’t happen prior to the 90s. In this day in age, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to get a terrible

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Almont Green is revolutionizing the way tattoo imagery is presented. The Medway artist will feature his AMPED360 camera array and images at the 12th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention, taking place through Sept. 2, at the Hynes Convention Center.

tattoo, with so many doing it for the love of art,” he adds. “One of the things I can bring to the table is being able to show this in a compelling way, these holographic images I do and the rotational images that’s possible to do on the Internet,” says Green. Green, who has taken his array on the road to an art convention in Chicago as well as twice to the New York Tattoo Convention, says he can help the tattoo artist convey his portfolio in a meaningful way. The Boston convention, he says, will be where he will actually launch his mission: to change the way people look at tattoo imagery. The next best thing to seeing a person, and his or her tattoos, in real life, is “being able to see it as a person would in real life. Anybody can take a picture, but what I do is take it to that professional level. I can capture multiple spinning perspectives, especially full body suits you can rotate horizontally.” Green points out that just setting up a video camera and telling the subject to turn around simply doesn’t allow the high resolution imagery to study the artwork in detail. Angela, who is a piercing artist, points out that Green’s approach to body art can be applied in her jewelry industry as well.

“A lot of our jewelry companies and body piercers are stepping up their game. It’s inspiring artists to make this fantastic jewelry that we’ve never had before. We’re looking at it more artistically than just putting earring in ear. They’re looking at the shape of the body, and that it actually fits the body correctly,” she says. Green’s photos, she says help it all make sense for the piercer to fit a particular subject’s angles and to determine placement so that the end result will be beautiful. “The tie in with Almont with what we’re doing is about educating our customers to realizing they have a lot more opt to be creative with piercings and with their tattoos,” says Canman. Angela adds that the ability to rotate the image seamlessly really solidifies the process for the viewer. “When artists are trying to piece four or five photos together, your mind’s eye cannot connect them,” she says. The 360-degree photos give folks a better sense of how it wraps around the body. “That’s the next level, and it’s just getting better all the time,” she adds. To learn more,

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Millis Church of Christ's Family Fun Fair Save the Date (Oct. 5) and Call for Vendors The Church of Christ, Congregational in Millis is hosting its third annual Family Fun Fair on Saturday, October 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 142 Exchange St. (Rt. 115), Millis. This popular community event is packed with fun activities, including Touch a Truck, Games, Entertainment, a Huge Yard Sale and much more! This event also features a variety of crafters and vendors, and now is the time to reserve space for this year’s Family Fun Fair. For more information and a vendor application, visit the church website at, or call the office at (508) 376-5034.

The CFB Home School Association will hold its 2nd Annual CFB Run Back to School 5K, Kids’ Fun Run and Kids 1-Mile Run on Sunday, September 22nd. Come join us for a 5k and Kids Fun Run - shirts guaranteed to the first 100 registrations received by 9/8/13 for the 5k! Register for the 5K online prior to 9/21/13 at nts/27201-2nd-Annual-CFBRun-Back-to-School for $25 or $15 for children 9-12 years old (plus entry and service fees), or on the day of the race for $30 adults, $20 ages 9-12. The Kids’ 1-mile and Fun Runs are $5.

It is strongly suggested that children under the age of 9 participate in either the Fun Run or 1-Mile Run rather than the 5k. If you choose to register your child under 9 for the 5K, they MUST be accompanied by a 5K-registered adult throughout the entire race. The event will take place rain or shine. Registration and number pick-up beings at 8 a.m., the Kids Fun Run begins at 8:45 a.m., the Kids’ 1-Mile Run starts at 9, and the 5K Walk/Run begins at 9:30. Award presentations will take place at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a limited number of t-shirts available for purchase on race day. Thank you to the following sponsors: Millis Dunkin Donuts, Whole Foods Market, Bellingham, Middlesex Savings Bank, and Roche Bros. Like us on Facebook at "2nd Annual CFB Run Back To School" for more details. Contact Stacey Miller ( or Sacha Loer ( with questions. We look forward to seeing you on September 22nd!

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Artist Spotlight: Bruce Pratt BY J.D. O’GARA Medway woodturner Bruce Pratt is “attracted to the sounds of chainsaws like bees are to honey,” the artist laughs. “I have wood in the shed, wood in the back yard, wood in the garage, wood in the basement, wood in the living room. It’s everywhere. People who split

wood for firewood like nice straight grain, I like the gnarly stuff, where there’s crotches, burls, injury to the tree anything that makes the wood interesting. It’s all about the grain and the color.” Needless to say, says Pratt, one becomes friends with local arborists and the town DPW, anyone who takes down trees. Like many men of my age, we took woodshop in junior high school,” say Pratt, also a scientist who formerly worked in the Biotech industry. “I was intrigued by it, but never able to do anything about it.”

Shown are pens Bruce Pratt turned from chestnut beams discarded during a renovation of an 1821 home in the historic Mudville section of Holliston. Pratt has donated one of these pens to the silent auction of the Holliston Historical Society’s Fall Fair, and he’ll sell the remainder at the fair, giving 10% of proceeds to the Historical Society.

Pratt says he started doing a different kind of woodwork, with a scroll saw, about eight years ago. The scroll saw has a small table with small reciprocating blade. Typically, it’s used to cut thin flat wood to make patterns or designs. Pratt became so involved with this type of work, he published several pattern article about it. Pratt, however, became frustrated with this type of woodwork. “It was relatively two-dimensional,” he says.

That’s when he turned to his lathe. Since his college days, Pratt says, he’d been dragging around a very old lathe from move to move, but had never set it up. When he finally did, he realized it was too old to work well, so he bought a small lathe. “In contrast to flat work, you can go from start to finish on a piece in a matter of a couple hours to a day or two,” says Pratt. “Gratification is more immediate than if you spend 3 months working on a desk or a cabinet or things like that.” Pratt felt so satisfied with this method, that four months later, he went out and bought a big lathe. “I basically never looked back,” says Pratt, who says he took classes in the medium early on rather than take a chance on unlearning bad habits later. Now, Pratt says, he creates “anything round or almost round. I do a whole diversity of things,” from coffee mugs to bowls and more. Pratt says he prefers to use fresh wood, turning green to the final product. Some woodturners, he says, use already dried wood.

Medway woodturner Bruce Pratt says he is “attracted to the sounds of chainsaws.” Here, he is shown with a winged bowl (right) he turned from yew crotch wood from pasture land being cleared in Sudbury, as well as a bowl made of red oak from a backyard tree felled by Hurricane Irene.

The way Pratt does it, he says is different. “For bowls it’s called twice turned. You turn the bowl oversized, and then let it dry and it will warp a little bit, and then you return it so it’s true and round. I figure, the wood has the last say in what it wants to do. I’d rather work with it, don’t fight it.” Pratt has sold his items at The Gifted Hand, in Wellesley. He has also shown his work at the former Westboro Gallery. Nowadays, he does about 10 shows a year, including the Annual Holliston Historical Society Craft Fair. In fact, this year, Pratt, who only recently began turning pens in order to teach a class at Woodcraft, where he works part-time, has donated a pen made out of wood from a historic Mudville home to the Historical Society for its silent auction. “I met another artist/artisan, Bill Hammond, who was very much into the Holliston Historical architecture,” says Pratt. “I was over his house and his wife came and said they were renovating a house in Mudville and throwing out some wood. So we piled in his van and asked if we could take some. We subsequently found out the house

was built in 1821, and that some of the lumber I got was chestnut, which is almost unavailable because of the chestnut blight. I thought it would be kind of cool to turn pens out of this historical wood to sell at the Historical Society Fair, and I donated a pen for the auction. I’m also going to donate 10% of the sale of those historic pens to the Historical Society.” The pattern of Pratt’s pens almost have a three-dimensional appearance. The artist explains that the effect is called chatoyance— the shimmer when you look into something it sort of glistens and changes color. Bruce Pratt and his creations will be at the Holliston Historical Society Harvest Fair on September 22, the Needham Craft Fair at Needham High School on October 19th, the Northboro Junior Woman's Club. Harvest Craft Fair, Robert E. Melican Middle School. 145 Lincoln Street, Northboro, on November 2nd, the Newton Holiday Craft Show, at Newton City Hall November 23rd and 24th, and the Sherborn Friends of Council on Aging, 3 Sanger St, Sherborn, on December 7th.

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Jewish High Holidays to Take Place This Month 3 p.m. Tashlich Choate Park, Main Street Medway, MA

Local Services Highlighted BY MARJORIE TURNER HOLLMAN The Jewish High Holidays are a season of repentance that begins with the celebration of the Jewish New year at Rosh Hashanah and culminates with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. Besides the usual yearly observances, several area synagogues are also offering a Tashlich service. Visiting local waterways to toss bread on the waters “is an opportunity to symbolically cast your sins into the depths of the sea,” according to Rabbi Earl Kideckel of Temple Beth Torah in Holliston. High Holiday Service schedules and contact information are listed below. Rabbi Tom Alpert of Temple Etz Chaim in Franklin said, “Everyone is welcome, and you should check with individual

congregations for information. We hope anyone who is Jewish or has Jewish affiliation will feel at home at one of these services.” Temple Etz Chaim, a Reform Temple, 900 Washington Street, Franklin, Mass., (508) 528-5337

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Millis Playground Receives Funds BY J.D. O’GARA On August 12th, Representative David Linsky (D-Natick) attended a Millis Selectmen’s meeting, officially presenting $50,000 in funding for the Town Playground at the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School in Millis. The Millis Playground Committee will work with the Millis DPW and the Recreation Department to spend funds to the benefit of the town park as a whole. “These are important projects in Natick and Millis, and I am pleased to see the funding included in the final budget,” said Rep. Linsky. “I would like to thank my colleagues for their support of these programs.” State Senator Richard Ross also advocated for funding for this project, as well as a $45,000 regional fire grant that was presented to Millis for firefighter turnout gear.

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Millis Pins 10 New Call Firefighters BY J.D. O’GARA On August 12th, the town of Millis celebrated the pinning of 10 new call firefighters. The new first responders were presented with certificates and their badges, and as is a long-standing tradition in the fire service, were officially pinned by their family members.

Later, the new firefighters took their oath, had dinner, and attended a Millis Selectmen’s meeting, where they were sworn in and appointed. The new firefighters include: Joseph Cumming, Gerard Howley, Gerard Jones, Jason Kelley, Brittany Kilmartin, Luke Perkins, Danny Smith, Chris Sof-

fayer, Joseph Sullivan and Corey Volpicelli. In addition to the pinning ceremony, Representative David Linsky also attended the Selectmen’s meeting to present Millis with a $45,000 regional fire grant for firefighter turnout gear.

New Millis firefighters get ready to swear their oath on August 12th.

Family members of new firefighters customarily pin the firefighter’s badge for the first time.

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New firefighters later attended the Millis selectmen’s meeting, where they were sworn in.

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POW/MIA Chair Dedicated in Millis On Tuesday, August 13th, a special chair was dedicated at Millis Town Hall, in the Veteran’s Memorial Building, to represent those U.S. soldiers who have not returned to U.S. soil because they are either Prisoners of War (P.O.W.) or Missing in Action (M.I.A.) The chair was placed

thanks to the efforts of Darren Bean, SGM USA (Ret) and President, Warrior Thunder Foundation and Joe D’Entremont, President, Rolling Thunder Mass. Shown with the chair at the dedication are, from left, front, Joe D’Entremont, Darren Bean and Millis Veteran’s Services Officer

John Wypizinski, from left, rear, Charles Vecchi, Chris Smith and Rep. David Linsky. The event packed the hall of the Veteran’s Memorial Building and was attended by the Blackstone Valley Young Marines, shown, right.

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Shakespeare Comes Alive in Medway The Gazebo Players’ performance of Shakespeare's The Tempest enchanted an audience of about 100 people in Medway's Choate Park on Saturday July 27. This free production was part of the Choate Park Summer Series, supported in

part by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Friends of Choate Park, Medway Public Library, Medway 300, and Medway Cable Access. Here, local monster

Caliban (Ben Medeiros of Jamaica Plain) tells his evil plan to new master Stephano (Fabiana Cabral of Allston) and the servant Trinculo (Mary Parker of Medford). Photo by Wendy Rowe.

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Please come and sing with us at our Guest Night on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. Main Street USA Chorus meets on a weekly bases each Tuesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at Medway Community Church, 193 Main Street (Route 109) in Medway. Main Street USA Chorus is based in Medway, and we sing traditional Barbershop arrangements of traditional Barbershop songs. The main characteristics of Barbershop Harmony include: a simple rhythm structure with an easy to sing melody line that an average guy can sing with quality. The form of the song should follow the implied harmony based on "circle of fifths". In a nutshell, that means that the average harmonizer will know where the next chord is going before he gets there. His "ear" will tell him what note to sing next. It's called "Woodshedding." No prior musical experience is nec-

Internationally, there are some 25,000 “Barbershoppers” who represent all ages, occupations, countries, religions, and musical expertise. Main Street USA Chorus meets once a week, purely "for the love of singing a barbershop song.” Main Street USA Chorus performs at various times throughout the year, most notably during the Holiday Season, when we perform traditional Yuletide carols throughout the MetroWest area. We also provide Singing Valentine’s in February, and for private corporate events, church events, and various Medway-area parties and functions throughout the year. For more information, please contact, Musical Director, Leo Larivee at (508) 533-6255 (or email at or visit our web site at

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Medway300 Plans a Day at the Farm Farm Day to be Held at Shady Oaks and Medway Community Farms Sept. 15th, 10 –4 BY J.D. O’GARA Never heard of Cow Chip Bingo? Well, amble on down to Medway300 Community Farm Day, on Sunday, September 15th, and you’re in for an experience. Farm Day begins at 10 a.m. at Shady Oaks Farm at 38 Winthrop Street with a tractor pull and then a kids’ lawn and garden tractor pull, as well as refreshments. At 11 a.m., the cows will take charge of the time schedule for a bit. Tickets for Cow Chip Bingo are $20, but prizes are pretty high. Actual cows will be set to graze over a chalked out grid on a field. The first dropping one makes will yield a lucky winner $3,000, the second, $2,000 and the third $1,000. From noon to four p.m., Farm Day events take place a few doors down at the Medway Community Organic Farm, at 50 Winthrop Street. Each year, the community farm holds a harvest-time event, but this year, with Medway’s Tercentennial, organizers combined both Shady Oaks’ regular tractor pull and the community farm

event to make the day even more special. “This seemed like a good way to celebrate Medway’s agricultural history,” says volunteer Deborah Kreiser-Francis. “It’s meant to be an all-ages event, where people from all walks of life come, gathering to celebrate food, such a basic connection to the land. There is no cost for entrance to Farm Day, says Kreiser-Francis, although a few of the activities do have small fees to cover materials. The event itself, however, is billed as “family fun at old fashioned prices,” so that as many Medway residents will be encouraged to attend as possible. “We ask people for $5 per family, but people give us a range,” says Jeanne Raffa, from the Medway Community Farm. “It’s definitely optional, and then we have some ticketed events and some free events. Events will include recycled and handmade crafts, such as leaf pressing, corn husk dolls and

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• Kids’ Lawn and Garden Tractor Pull • Affordable refreshments Cow Chip Bingo (done when three cows are “done”) • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place winners All-day events/demonstrations: • food vendors • craft vendors • finger-knitting • corn-husk dolls • straw weaving demonstration • favorite Medway (agricultural) memory • canning • historic games • face painting • hands-on crafts • animals • hayrides Three-legged sack race Copley Cats a cappella singing group Hoop and stick races Little Jed and the Phat Daddies Pie-eating contests • kids 10 and under • 11-17 • 18 and up Cornhole toss

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straw weaving, with everything environmentally friendly and farm-related. The day will include canning demonstrations, hay rides, food from the farm and various vendors, face-painting and animals. What’s more, old-fashioned fun is planned, such as 3legged, hoop and stick and sack races, a cornhole toss and a pieeating contest.

Community Farm Day will have home-grown entertainment, too. At 1 p.m., the Copley Cats, an a capella singing group will play at Medway Community Farm, opening for Lil’ Jed & the Phat Daddies, from nearby Millis. The entertainment is paid for in part by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

“It’s just a great event, a fun event, so that people can have a great day and not spend a lot of money,” says Raffa. Volunteers are still encouraged to step forward for the event. Those interested can email volunteer@medwaycommunityfa

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Middlesex Volunteers Fife & Drums, Moodus Fife & Drums, New Liberty Jazz Band, Senior Crusaders Alumni, William Diamond Fife & Drum, Worcester Brass Band, Worcester Men of Song and, the Yankee Volunteers Fife & Drums. Two Civil War re-enactment groups will march including the 12th Georgia Confederates and 13th Massachusetts Company, and the Groton Minutemen, Her Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot and the Lexington Minutemen colonial groups will appear in the parade. Other groups appearing will include the Clowning for Kids clowns, Gym Dandies Unicycles, the Suspender Jugglers, Freemen of the Sea, and the National Lancers Equestrians. Beginning approximately one hour before the parade, westbound traffic on Main Street will be detoured onto Coffee Street near the Millis town line to Lovering Street to Summer Street (Route 126.) East-bound traffic will be detoured onto Village Street near the Bellingham town line and continue to Oakland Street to Main Street. Both detour routes will accommodate twoway traffic and police officers will be present at the major intersections to facilitate traffic flow. Several areas through Medway will accommodate parking and these areas as well as instructions for on-street parking will be available on the Medway 300 website at It is recommended that visitors avoid the parade muster area that will begin at the parade’s starting point at Main, Franklin and High Streets and extend westward onto Main, Milford and Highland Streets. The Parade Committee has extended an invitation to adults who would like to volunteer in several capacities before, during and after the parade to call (508) 5338361.

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Living Healthy Dry Eye Syndrome BY: ROGER M. KALDAWY, M.D.

Milford Franklin Eye Center If you find yourself using artificial tears often, like when you are checking e-mail or going outdoors for a run, it may mean you have a disease called Dry Eye Syndrome. Dry Eye Syndrome, also known by the medical name keratoconjunctivitis sicca, is a condition in which there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. People with dry eyes either do not produce enough tears or have a poor quality of tears. Dry Eye Syndrome is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. With each blink of the eyelids, tears are spread across the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea. Tears provide lubrication, reduce the risk of eye infection, wash away for-

eign matter in the eye, and keep the surface of the eyes smooth and clear. Excess tears in the eyes flow into small drainage ducts, in the inner corners of the eyelids, which drain in the back of the nose. Dry eyes can result from either inadequate tear production or poor quality of tears. Inadequate amount of tears – Tears are produced by several glands in and around the eyelids. Tear production tends to diminish with age, with various medical conditions, or as a side effect of certain medicines. When the normal amount of tear production decreases or tears evaporate too quickly from the eyes (wind, dry environment) symptoms of dry eye can develop. Poor quality of tears – Tears are made up of three layers: oil, water, and mucus. If the tears evaporate too quickly or do not spread evenly over the cornea due to deficiencies with any of the three tear layers, dry eye symptoms can develop.

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mates can increase tear evaporation resulting in dry eye symptoms. Failure to blink regularly, such as when staring at a computer screen for long periods of time, can also contribute to drying of the eyes. Other factors – long term use of contact lenses can be a factor in the development of dry eyes. Refractive eye surgeries, such as LASIK, can cause the same.

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How do we treat dry eyes? One of the primary approaches used to manage and treat mild cases of dry eyes is adding tears using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions. Dry eyes can be a chronic condition. The primary approaches used to manage and treat dry eyes include adding tears, conserving tears, increasing tear production, and treating the inflammation of the eyelids or eye surface that contributes to the dry eyes. Adding tears – Mild cases of dry eyes can often be managed using over-the-counter artificial tear solutions. These can be used as often as needed to supplement natural tear production. Preservative-free artificial tear solutions are recommended because they contain fewer additives that could further irritate the eyes. Conserving tears – An additional approach to reducing the symptoms of dry eyes is to keep natural tears in the eyes longer. This can be done by blocking the tear ducts through which the tears normally drain. The

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Living Healthy West Nile Virus in the MetroWest Area Infected mosquitos found in Holliston and Medfield BY JANE LEBAK Massachusetts agencies have detected mosquito-borne illnesses in local areas, including West Nile Virus in Holliston and in Medfield in early August, and in late August, a Norfolk county woman was the first to succumb to Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Everyone is being encouraged to take reasonable precautions to prevent infection even as the State takes action to reduce the mosquito population. It's important to remember that although the State is taking precautions and urging individuals to do the same, the threat is currently low in this area. According to the Health and Human Services website for the State of Massachusetts(http://westnile.ashton no humans have tested positive for West Nile Virus in 2013, and in 2012 there were only 33 confirmed cases with one fatality( hs/docs/dph/cdc/arbovirus/wnvprovider-update.pdf). Individuals who contract West Nile Virus may be completely asymptomatic or may experience headaches or muscle and joint pain which quickly resolves.

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Only 1% of those infected with West Nile Virus will experience central nervous system involvement with severe symptoms, similar to meningitis or encephalitis, and anyone experiencing these symptoms should consult his or her primary care physician. The town of Holliston issued a warning on August 7th announcing that WNV had been found in in a surveillance trap set by the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project in Holliston off Water Street, and that they were cooperating with the CMMCP to reduce the mosquito population. Catch basins were treated that day to reduce the mosquito population, and additional traps were set. A list of Holliston areas to be sprayed can be found at As of August 15th, the state's West Nile website,, rated the risk of West Nile Virus as "low" in all Metro-West areas, while it rates the risk of EEE as "Moderate" in Framingham and Hopkinton, "Low" in Ashland, Holliston and Medway, and in Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, and Franklin. Individuals who want to request mosquito control measures on their own property can contact

their county's mosquito control project. Residents of Millis, Medway, Norfolk and Franklin can contact the Norfolk Mosquito Control Project at to request service on their property (or to request their property be excluded from spraying), and Holliston residents can their requests at make The various counties' Mosquito Control Projects are active across the state to both monitor and control the mosquito population. This means applying larvicides early in the year to attack mosquito larvae, adulticides to reduce the adult mosquito population, and weekly testing/tracking of several breeds of mosquito in order to determine their effectiveness and to monitor the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses. In areas such as Millis (which contains the Black Swamp) there have been special efforts to lay down larvicides in the Bogastow Brook and surrounding wetlands. For example, aerial larvicide was applied in northern Millis on June 15th. Individuals are encouraged to take common-sense precautions against mosquito-borne illnesses just as they would take precautions against the common cold




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Now That’s a Big Sundae! T.C. Scoops of Medway celebrated birthday number two in August, celebrating in sweet style with Medway’s Biggest Ice Cream Sundae! The event also raise funds for Medway Pop Warner.

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U.S. Army Band Wows Medway On August 10th, The 42nd Infantry Division (M) U.S. Army Band U.S. Army Band performed to a packed Choate Park crowd. The concert was sponsored the Medway300 Committee, co-sponsored by the Medway Lions Club, working with the Medway Parks Department. It was followed by a beautiful fireworks display.

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Medway Lions Bottle/Can Drive Sept. 7 The Medway Lions will conduct its monthly bottles and cans collection on Saturday, September 7, 2013 starting at 9 a.m.; proceeds are used to support community services. Redeemables should be placed at curbside by 9 a.m., brought directly to Medway Oil on Broad Street by 11 a.m. the morning of the drive, or placed anytime in the Lions Bottles and Cans shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main Street. The Lions thank residents for their support.

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Millis Rec Event Made a Big Splash with Kids The Millis Recreation Department hosted this FREE event and it was a great success! Participants were asked to bring a donation for the Millis Food Pantry, and Recreation Director Kris Fogarty, along with Assistant Recreation Director Sue

Vara, who organized the event, are happy to report that over 15 heaping bags were collected. The Millis Fire Department also joined in to provide the Fireman Foam Pit. The kids and parents had a blast. Millis McDonalds and

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“Sensational” 35th Season Start for Medway Business Council To celebrate its 35th Anniversary, in conjunction with Medway’s 300th Birthday, MBC has decided to “Go Big.” They cordially invite all local businesses to come to a FREE Open House on September 19th at Coffee Sensations in Medway from 5-7 p.m. This will be the perfect opportunity to get to know other business people who have the same goal of running a successful business in Medway. MBC welcomes people to come and express what they think the Business Council should do for its members. Gary Gardiner is the owner and operator of Coffee Sensations, located at 116 Main Street in Medway. Gary is a new member to MBC and is happy to open his doors for this event. Gary has a culinary background, which is evident when you visit his shop and see the variety of his menu. He is very proud of the fact that he roasts his own coffee beans for a fresh cup of coffee. Stop by and meet Gary and other like-minded people. There will be hors d’ oeuvres, light refreshments and of course…some of Gary’s specialties. Help MBC start the year off by bringing the business community together for a better opportunity for all. The program is OPEN TO ALL AREA BUSINESSES. To register, email Light refreshments. FREE if signed up by Sept. 13th. Or a $5 charge at the door.

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Celebrating 99 at the 99! On Saturday, August 10th, Millis Residents Eva Tarara celebrated her 99th birthday -- where else? The 99 restaurant in Milford! Happy Birthday Eva! Left to right daughter in-law Gina, Daughter Marie, Eva Tarara, back row Grandson Michael, Son Rick and Grand daughter Lil’ Gina.

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Medway Community Church Plans Harvest Festival The Medway Community Church, located 196 Main Street, will hold its Annual Harvest Festival, rain or shine, on Saturday, September 28th from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us for a free, fun day packed with food and activities for the whole family including games, trivia, music and lots of fun for the kids! Don Donegan,

a popular children’s entertainer, will be performing at 10:45 a.m. Come enjoy the barbershop harmonies of the Main Street USA Chorus at 11:30 a.m. Also, caricature artist and performer, Neal Portnoy, will entertain from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At noon, enjoy a burger or hot dog and a slice of the famous MCC apple pie while listening to

the sounds of the Southeastern Massachusetts Community Concert Band. Other local performers on the schedule include MCC Praise Band at 1pm and the Mike Tarara Trio featuring John Fratus and Jodi Stevens at 2 p.m. While you’re here, take a few minutes to stroll through our art show and enjoy the wonderful talents of our congregation.

Blue & Gold Star Families Dinner Planned for September 11th For the seventh consecutive year, a special tribute dinner is being planned to recognize all military families, paying tribute to Blue Star and Gold Star families, veterans and to honor the heroes and victims of 9/11/01. This nonpolitical event is to simply say “Thank You.” The dinner will be held at the Medway V.F.W., Med-

way Mass., on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. Free child care is provided, and families are warmly welcome to attend. If you are a family that has a loved one in the military, or a Gold Star family, or a veteran, or a first responder, or if you know

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Hands on History: 7th Massachusetts Regiment at Medway Library Sept. 28 Learn everything you ever wanted to learn about the Minuteman era. Join Denis Cormier of Hands on History: 7th Massachusetts Regiment at the Medway Public Library on Saturday, September 28 at 11 a.m. for an exciting program uncovering trunkloads of authentic historical artifacts, weapons, uniforms and clothing. This free program will appeal to grade school children and older children as well as adults. Space is limited, so participants should pre-register at the Library's Circulation Desk. For more information about Hands on History: 7th Massachusetts Regiment, visit their Facebook site for fascinating photographs of artifacts like the ones that will be available at the Library. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medway Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; with additional funding as part of the Medway 300 celebration. For more information about Library events or its expanded community space hours, check the Library's website, call the Library at (508) 533-3217, or visit the Library at 26 High Street in Medway MA.

Obituaries KARIS SMITH HERRIOTT, 90, of Wrentham, died peacefully at home on August 2, 2013. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY, she was the wife of Donald R. Herriott, and the daughter of Arthur C. Smith and Helen Horton Smith. Karis was preceeded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald R. Herriott, and her brother, the late John William Smith. She leaves three daughters, Jean E. Maier of Millis, Ann B. Herriott of Suffern, NY, and Nancy J. Purkis of Wrentham; a son, Donald R. Herriott Jr. of Crescent City, CA; six grandchildren, Scott T. Maier, Benjamin A. Purkis, Eric H. Immermann, Gregory P. Maier, Jessica L. Purkis, and Alex H. Immermann; two nieces, Margaret Smith and Jenifer Smith Maciel of Providence, RI; and a nephew, Curtis Smith of Cazenovia, NY. Contributions may be made to the J.N. “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society, PO Box 565, Sanibel, FL 33957 or to Keuka College, Development Office, PO Box 98, Keuka Park, NY 14478. The Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home of Millis is assisting the Herriott Family with arrangements.

ALICE “LISA” M. (NEDDEAU) PARKER, Formerly of Millis, died Thursday, August 8, 2013, in Farmington, Maine after a brief illness. She was 75. The daughter of the late Alfie and Ruby (Doherty) Neddeau, she was born in Moscow, Maine. A resident of Millis since 1966 she returned to Maine 8 years ago settling in Farmington. Mrs. Parker was predeceased in 2000 by her husband, Donald A. Parker, Sr. and was the mother of the late Kristen L. Huntress. She is survived by her children, Donald A. Parker, Jr. and his companion, Geraldine, Daniel A. Parker and his wife, Terri of SC, Suzanne M. Jordahl and her husband, Kevin of FL and Michael J. Parker and his wife, Alanna of ME and her brother, David Neddeau and his wife, Donna of Maine. She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Please visit for guestbook and further information.

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Calendar of Events September 2 Medway Pop Warner Charles River Chorale opens first rehearsal of season, 7:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, September 3 1st Day of School, Med- Church of Christ, Millis, all welcome way Public Schools September 7 Medway Lions Bottle Can Drive, bottles/cans curbside by 9 a.m., to Medway Oil on Broad St. by 11 a.m. or placed anytime in shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main St. Fifth Annual Alex Handy Memorial 5K Walk/Run, Medway V.F.W., 123 Holliston St., Medway, 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start (rain or shine), Join this family friendly event to support youth safety and scholastics in Medway, child 14 and under $5 with non-perishable food item, adults 15+ $25 on race day. Visit September 9 State Representative David P. Linsky office hours, 11 a.m., Millis Senior Center, 900 Main St., Millis. Stop in, or call at State House to (617) 7222575 or to Natick office at (508) 647-5600. Millis Girl Scout registration, 6-8 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Building, Room 130, 900 Main Street, Millis, open to all girls ages 518 (K-High School) For more info., contact Kathy Brunsdon (508) 376-9575 or September 10 Millis Girl Scout registration, 6-8 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Building, Room 130, 900 Main Street, Millis, open to all girls ages 518 (K-High School) For more info., contact Kathy Brunsdon (508) 376-9575 or regristrar@millis-

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Sports Millis Cross Country Starts Up Thanks to Determined Athletes, Committed Teachers BY CHRISTOPHER TREMBLAY Millis Athletic Director Chuck Grant has so much respect for the school’s track team, that he let them choose the coach for the Mohawks new cross country program. In fact, it was the student athletes that originally came to the AD, looking to field a cross country program at the school. Yvonne Fitzgerald, a Spanish teacher at the school and an ex-soccer coach, was the unanimous choice of the students to launch the inaugural season. “It was all the kids, they generated all the interest,” said the Millis AD. “They approached me last fall about the idea. I told them to have three meetings before the end of the school season and let me know where the interest was within the school; each time the number of kids attending the meetings rose.” With the interest the students

showed in the sport, Grant was more than obligated to add the sport to the Millis athletic curriculum. After getting everything cleared away with the other schools in the league and setting up a schedule for the fall, the only question left was who would be the program's mentor? Once again it was the student athletes that had the final say. The Millis students originally asked Fitzgerald if she would take the position. The Spanish teacher took the job, so that the school could add the program, despite not having any cross country experience. “When I started running as a form of exercise, I began talking to John Frasca, an excellent runner on the track team. Wanting to learn, I asked him a lot of questions,” the coach said. “When he noticed me at local running events, we began talking more, and when

Chuck was looking for a coach for the cross country program, the kids wanted me. I took the position because there was no one else, and I didn’t want to leave the kids stranded.” While Fitzgerald was looking to get the cross country program moving forward, the Millis school system hired Laura Connor, an art teacher with a coaching background in track. Fitzgerald was more than willing to move aside so that the kids would have the best possible coach available. “I was very confident in her (Fitzgerald’s) ability, although she had no cross country experience,” Grant said. “She was very enthusiastic about taking the job on and worked great with the kids, and as a long distance runner, she understood the concept and strategic strategy of the sport.” As Fitzgerald stepped aside,

Connor was excited about taking on the challenge. As a resident of Ashland, she attended school there and was a member of the cross country team since seventh grade and was on the track team since eighth grade. “After I was hired, they noticed on my resume that I had coached spring track last year at the Ashland Middle School,” Connor said. “When they asked me, I was definitely interested, as I had enjoyed coaching, and I can’t wait for school to start so I can begin recruiting some more.” Once she left high school, Connor attended Fitchburg State University where she majored in Graphic Design, while running track for the Falcons. Having attended Ashland, the new coach is rather familiar with the Tri-Valley League teams. “I feel the Tri-Valley League has stayed the same over the course of the past few years,” she said. “Courses will vary and the runners will need to get use to them, but being from Ashland I’ve already run most of their courses myself.”

As the first season gets underway, it will not only be a trying in one in terms of competing within the Tri-Valley League, but it will also be tough on the runners as each and every meet will be on the road. The school is looking at the Oak Grove area to hold their home meets, but that may take a couple of years to map everything out. “Having no home course is not going to be an issue. I feel confident that it will not make all that difference,” Connor said. “The biggest obstacle will be that this is a new program, and I need to get the kids use to long distance running.” Like everything else about this program, it is the student athletes that are initiating the fundraising process to get the monies they will need. When it comes to the Millis cross country program the old English proverb “When there’s a will, there’s a way” fits like a glove and with that said, Connor and her team will have no issues getting up for the school’s first ever cross country season.”

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Sports Heffernan Always Ready To Lead Millis-Hopedale Grid Team BY KEN HAMWEY Sean Heffernan is an excellent example of being prepared at all times. Last year, the Millis-Hopedale football squad opened with Wayland, and it stalled offensively on a variety of possessions. Coach Dale Olmsted gave Heffernan the nod to replace Bay Tangney at quarterback, and the junior provided a spark, even though the Mohawks bowed, 20-7. “A week later, we were losing to Cardinal Spellman at halftime,’’ Olmsted recalled. “Once again, I inserted Sean for Bay and he led us to victory. I decided to keep Sean at QB and move Bay to tailback and wide receiver. Bay is a terrific, versatile athlete who helped us at several positions before he got hurt. And, Sean showed he was ready to direct the offense.’’ Indeed he was. After taking the starting reins, Heffernan guided the Mohawks to an 8-3 regular season and into the playoffs where they lost to Abington. A 6-foot-3, 190pounder, Heffernan has ample size, possesses a strong arm, and he’s able to read defenses effectively. He finished his junior campaign by throwing 17 touchdown passes. “I go to the BC camp every year, and I’m sure that helped my development,’’ said Heffernan who also plays basketball. “When coach Olmsted decided to start me, I felt I could handle

it. The camps built confidence and also helped with my mechanics.’’

said. “The guys coming up will get the job done. I’ve got faith in them.’’

The Mohawks, who’ve been to the playoffs two straight years but have not advanced to a Super Bowl during that stretch, could be in the playoff mix again. Heffernan has made that his prime goal.

Last year, perennial power Holliston discovered quickly just how much faith Heffernan’s teammates have in him. All he did was throw three TD passes and help the Mohawks snap an 11-game losing streak to the Panthers.

“My objective this season is to bring a Super Bowl back to Millis,’’ he said. “Sure, I’d like to throw more TD passes than last year, but that’s not what we’re all about. I’m just trying to be a good teammate, a good captain and focus on what’s best for our team.’’ Olmsted firmly believes Heffernan will be one of the premier signal-callers in the Tri Valley League this season. He’s also sure that Heffernan realizes the QB job is his to lose. “Sean knows that starting at quarterback doesn’t last in some situations,’’ Olmsted said. “But, the job is his to lose. And, I’m sure he’s aware that he’s lost his three top receivers in Tangney, Ian Strom and Chris Baker. He’ll be working with a very young receiving corps.’’ The poised Heffernan, who relishes his role as a captain and thrives on the added responsibility of being a leader, is confident he and the new receiving group will deliver. “Losing Bay, Chris and Ian is tough, because they could catch and they ran good routes,’’ he

Heffernan is quick to favor veteran teammates like tackle Jon Baker, tailback Chris Ahl and Tyler Angel, who can play linebacker, tight end and tailback. “Jon offers a QB lots of protection,’’ Heffernan said. “Chris is quick and competitive, and Tyler is strong and versatile. We’ve lost a lot of seniors, but we’re young, quick and confident we’ll contend for the title.’’ Heffernan isn’t extremely fast, but he’s patient in the pocket, able to assess which receiver to connect with and, if necessary, scramble if his protection breaks down. In spite of leading MillisHopedale to first place in the TVL Small Division, he wasn’t a TVL all-star last year. This season, he’d like to contend for that honor. “That would be an individual goal to strive for,’’ said the quarterback, who credits Coach Olmsted. “I also want to keep up my grades and possibly play football in college. I’ve visited Endicott, a good Division 3 school.’’

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Sean Heffernan was a key cog last year in helping Millis-Hopedale jell after a shaky start. He’d like to repeat the success of 2012, but he’s eager to add some post-season victories in his final campaign.

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Medway Pop Warner Football & Cheer Begins Season Sept. 2 Pop Warner football began in1929 thanks to Philadelphia factory owner Joseph Tomlin, basically to keep kids occupied and out of trouble. Since its inception, the program has grown to over 425,000 participants in 43 states and remains the only program of its kind that sets and enforces a strict weight and age matrix that reduces the possible risk of injury. Under the watchful eye of President Craig Hundertmark and his team, Medway Pop Warner Football continues to thrive. Playing in the Hockomock League Medway fields five football teams (A, B, C, D and Might Mites) and three cheer squads that will begin playing at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning’s beginning in September. As are all Pop Warner programs, Medway is a self sufficient program with a lot of internal fundraising as well as sponsors. According to the President, Charles River Bank has once again come through with a sizeable donation to kick things off this year. In addition to the largest sundae creation with T.C. Scoops, Medway plans on raising money with its golf outing at Millis’s Glen Ellen Country Club as well as its raffles.

“While fundraising is big, we try not to nickel and dime people, so our golf outing in September is huge,” Hundertmark said.“We also have a raffle where a board member has donated a trip to a major resort in Florida.” As concussions have come to the forefront of sports, especially football, the Medway program is trying to stay ahead of the curve and purchase equipment when it can, so the kids can continue to play the sport without safety restrictions. “Safety is a big thing ad all of our head coaches are mandated to go to classes. We need to hammer home the causes of helmet to helmet hits with the kids and be as proactive as we can about safety from the start,” the president said. “We also try to go out and purchase new equipment where we can. This way we can invest in purchases that allow the kids to practice contact without them getting hurt, but the biggest thing is we want to make it as fun as possible.” Hundertmark is big on the team aspect of the sport, stating that football is the ultimate team sport where all 11 players need to be on the same page to succeed. And while Medway likes to win, they

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will not turn any child away who wants to partake in the sport.

The Medway Anniversary Parade will be held Saturday, September 21st.

“We never turn kids away, you try to get them all involved no matter what their talent level is,” Hundertmark said. “You just don’t know when you’ll find that next superstar.”

The two mile parade route will start at the Medway Community Church on Main Street and head East on Route 109, turning South on Holliston Street and ending at the Medway Middle School.

As a feeder program to the high school football team Hundertmark likes to involve the current Medway High School football players in camps. This not only gives the kids a chance to interact with the high school players, but also allows the coaches to look at things from a different perspective. “The younger kids relate better to the high school kids and this also lets the coaches sit back and analyze the talent without actually running the drills themselves,” the President said. “The high school athletes may see something the coaches didn’t and let them know about the potential they may have.” The Medway Pop Warner Football teams and cheer squads will begin the season on Sunday September 2 in Randolph.

Schools, churches, veterans, businesses and community and civic groups are all invited and encouraged to participate. Currently there are more than 20 Musical Units and Marching Bands schedule to participate including The Spirit of America Marching Band from Cape Cod and the Milford Mill Academy Marching Spartans from Baltimore MD. Also committed are the Budweiser Clydesdales and other parade and re-enactment units from throughout the New England area. Floats are desirable and encouraged to be in the parade. They may take many forms such as a self-powered float: Decorated car, truck or other motorized (road-safe) vehicle. A float may also be a towed platform trailer. In either of these categories, the organization has the choice to either build their own entry or have one commercially built. The parade committee is encouraging organizations to solidify their spot in the parade as soon as possible. Entries will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The intent of the committee is to keep the parade to about two hours long. Application forms may be obtained by emailing: Bob Saleski –, Paul Rojee – or Jim Smith –

Millis G.S. Registration Nights Sept. 9 & 10 The Girl Scouts of Millis will hold fall registration from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Sept 9th and Tuesday, Sept 10th at the Veteran's Memorial Building, Room 130, 900 Main Street. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts welcomes all girls ages 5 -8(K-High School), embracing every aspect of diversity. For additional information about the Millis Service Unit, check out the website at For specific registration information contact Kathy Brunsdon (508) 376-9575 or email

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New Millis Public Library Opens to Public July 29 The new Millis Public Library is the result of many long years of planning and design, and as we open the new building, we would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to the many individuals and groups who have helped to make this dream a reality. First of all, a special thanks to the citizens and taxpayers of the Town of Millis, who, with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, provided the funding for this project. In addition, the library staff and trustees would also like to acknowledge the support of many generous donors, including community sponsors and individuals. These contributions will be acknowledged in September on a donor wall, and with donor plaques. To our wonderful Friends of the Millis Public Library- this project could not have been accomplished without your efforts!

“Wind in the Willows” Alcove, featuring the panels created and designed by Martha Worthington, which used to be in the former Children’s Room. Also the children’s sun and clouds table painted by Natalie Bosse has been refreshed by Anna Doyle and Lierymell Cruz. The portrait of Dora Winiker Waldman will be hung in the Fireplaced Reading Room (the new Dora’s Room) in the next few weeks, and furnishings from Dora’s Room are in the new Local History Room.

This project reflects a true collaborative process which has involved community members and many town boards and committees. These collaborative efforts laid the foundation for this new library, and helped bring the project to completion. It is because of all of you that

the new Millis Public Library is now a reality! There are many new and special features in the new Millis Public Library. You will notice some reflections of the former Library at 25 Auburn Road, such as the

Other new features include an expansive Children’s Room, a new Young Adult Room, several comfy and soft seating areas, additional computer workstations, five study carrels, two quiet studies, and a

large Community Room. Tiles mounted on the north wall of the Children’s Room reflect the artistic diversity of the 240 participants who created these special tiles. A guide to the artists and locations can be found below the tiles.

Welcome to your New Millis Public Library! We look forward to creating many new memories. Library Board of Trustees: Elizabeth Krimmel (Chair), Maria Neville, Wendy Barry Library Staff: Donna Brooks, Joan Dikun, Nancy Doyle, Lorraine Fermano, Karen Mortimer, Rena Romano, Rachel Silverman, Jennifer Smith-Mc Carthy and Tricia Perry (Director)

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You’ll never be younger than you are now. While that may sound obvious, youth is on your side when it comes to life insurance. It makes good financial sense to get coverage when you’re young and healthy, as premiums are based on your age and health. For most policies, your premiums will be locked in at that rate over the life of the policy, and can’t be raised due to a change in your health status.

“Life Insurance Awareness Month is the ideal time for a life insurance review,” says Schweitzer. “I urge everyone to take a few minutes out of their busy schedules this month to make sure they have adequate life insurance protection.”

It’s affordable, with rates near historic lows. People overestimate the cost of life insurance by nearly three times, according to a recent study conducted by LIMRA and the LIFE Foundation, a nonprofit insurance education organization. In fact, life insurance rates remain near historic lows; the cost of basic term life insurance has fallen by nearly 50 percent over the past decade. For example, a healthy 30year-old can buy a 20-year, $250,000 level-term policy for about $13 per month. Life happens. One day life is going along smoothly, and the next, you’re thrown a curve ball. No one knows what the future

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“Frankie” Combines Personality with Good Looks This is the fabulous "Frankie." One look into his eyes is all it will take to fall in love! One morning, when an Animal Control Officer from a local community arrived at work, there in a carrier was Frankie and another cat, sadly abandoned. Frankie is quite a handsome, big boy with a mellow disposition and beautiful blue eyes. This young adult is a Ragdoll mix, with Chocolate Point markings. Frankie adjusted quickly to his new surroundings and is a favorite among the volunteers. He is playful and sometimes even a bit comical. Frankie deserves a loving, forever home, never to

be abandoned again. The Purr-fect Cat Shelter has many cats and kittens available for adoption. If you are looking to add a feline to your family, applications are available on our website or call the message center at (508) 533-5855. All cats and kittens are examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, tested for FIV and feline leukemia, vaccinated, dewormed and micropchipped prior to adoption. The Purr-fect Cat Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer organization.

Save the Date! Purr-Fect Cat Shelter Craft Show Oct. 20th Autumn in New England Craft & Vendor Show, supporting the Purr-Fect Cat Shelter of Medway, will be held at the Franklin Elks, 1077 Pond St, Franklin on October 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fifth annual event will feature over 40 displays of handcrafts, quality retail products and more. Special appear-

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Purr-Fect Cat Shelter to Hold 15TH Annual Petwalk for Homeless Animals The Purr-fect Cat Shelter will hold the 15th Annual PCS PetWalk (rain or shine) Sunday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Route 1A, in Walpole. Bring your friends, family and well-behaved dog for an approximate 3-mile sponsored walk along the wooded paths of the Aggie campus. Walkers may register anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Participants meeting certain pledge

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levels will be eligible for prizes. Dogs will receive a bandana (a thank you from the kitties) and a goodie bag from our sponsor Especially for Pets. After your walk, join us back on the main field for booths, Especially for Pets Doggie Buffet, raffles, agility course, demonstrations, games for people & pets, snacks, live music and much more! Sponsor forms and general PetWalk information can be found at If

you are not quite up to walking the route, you are still welcome to come and enjoy the day. Stop by the registration booth with your personal donation and come on in and join the fun! If you are an animal related rescue organization, business, service, crafter or vendor and want to have a booth at the PCS PetWalk contact us at or call (508) 533-5855 for more information.

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September 1, 2013

Bigger Than Bullying Poster Contest Ben Speaks Louder than Words is holding a “Bigger than Bullying” Poster Contest. Deadline: Friday, September 20, 2013 Theme for Artwork: How am I Bigger than Bullying?

The entries will be digitally copied onto the website and other social media.

It can reflect anything that shows being empowered through love, kindness, respect and acceptance of yourself and others.

Entries will be displayed at the 4th Annual Concert to Remember on October 5, 2013 at the Medway High School, Medway, MA. The winners will be announced during the concert.

• What does power from within look like and feel like to you? • How are you being in your power What does it mean to Slay the Inner Bully ?

Rules of the contest:

• What are the words you use to remind yourself of your worth?

1. All entries must have a copy of the entry form (See below) attached to your artwork. Or go to for an entry form.

• How do you show compassion for the bully and the bullied?

2. Creative Expression is encouraged. The contest is not limited to simply posters ie decoupage plates, sculpture, 3-D. Use your imagination.

• How do you show acceptance to people who are different than you?

3. Entries must be no larger than 24 x 30

How will the entry be judged?

4. DEADLINE: The entry must be submitted no later than 6 p.m. on Friday, September 20th

• Clear message conveyed by the text and artwork • The poster theme listed above is addressed

to: TC Scoops, Medway Visions, Medway The Enchanted Fox, Medway

• Creativity, originality, positive thought and artistic quality • Visual clarity - easily read • Powerful use of color • The Release Form must be attached • No copyrighted artwork, characters, or name brands (i.e. Coke, Pepsi) are used in the poster

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September 1, 2013

Labor Day Celebrations Have Evolved More than 100 years after Labor Day was first celebrated, debate remains as to who is responsible for the holiday. Regardless of the holiday's origins, the way it is celebrated today is vastly different from how it was at its inception. The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882, in New York City, and the holiday may have been inspired by a Canadian labor dispute that took place in Toronto in 1872. That dispute fueled a workers' strike. Records that show Peter J. McGuire, the then general secre-

tary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners and a cofounder of the American Federation of Labor, was the first person to suggest a day to honor workers. However, there are other people who feel Matthew Maguire, a machinist, and later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the holiday in 1882. Soon after the Central Labor Union in New York adopted a Labor Day proposal and began plans for a demonstration and picnic.

In 1884, the first Monday in September was designated as Labor Day. The Central Labor Union encouraged similar organizations in other cities to follow New York's example and hold their own holidays for workers on the same date. By 1885, Labor Day was celebrated in cities across the country. However, it was not yet considered an official, federal holiday, and many people fought to secure legislation. Such legislation began on the state level, where New York became the first state to introduce a bill recognizing Labor Day. But in February of 1887, Oregon became the first state to pass a law recognizing Labor Day. Following Oregon's lead, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey offi-

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cially recognized Labor Day. Many other states soon followed suit, and Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories. The first Labor Day festivities included speeches and picnics, and many of the first workers honored were carpenters, machine and factory workers and other industry

workers. Today, the holiday celebrates many blue collar workers, including firefighters, police officers, bakers, teachers, and pharmacists. However, Labor Day has transformed into an end-of-summer hurrah more so than a holiday to pay homage to workers. Rather than parades, many people flock to the seaside to soak up a few more of the sun's rays before saying goodbye to the summer.

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Don’t Give Up! National Suicide Prevention Week takes place in September, but suicide is a problem every day. Medway organization Ben Speaks Louder than Words ( offers these suggestions for anyone considering taking their own life: Get help now! Hurting yourself is NEVER the answer. There is help available. Talk to someone now.

For immediate help call 9-1-1 Riverside Emergency Services (781) 769-8674 Samariteen Hotline 1-800-252-TEEN (8336)

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September 7, 2013

Linsky Announces September Office Hours State Representative David P. Linsky (D-Natick) announced today that constituent office hours for Natick, Sherborn and Millis for the month of September will be held on Monday, September 9th, 2013. Jessie Brunelle, his legislative aide, will be accompanying him. Venues and times are as follows:

Natick – 9:30 a.m. at the Natick Senior Center, 117 E Central Street in Natick. Millis – 11 a.m. at the Millis Senior Center, 900 Main Street in Millis. Sherborn – 1 p.m. at the Sherborn Town Hall, 19 Washington Street in Sherborn.

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Office hours are open to any residents of Natick, Sherborn, or Millis who may have questions or concerns that they wish to bring to Rep. Linsky's attention. He also invites all constituents to call him at his State House office at (617) 722-2575, at his Natick office at (508) 6475600, or stop by Room 146 in the State House.

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September 1, 2013

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Jenna and Nick ask, “We were planning on buying a single family home, however we recently saw a condominium that looks great. Which style is better?” It is not the style of the building, but rather the difference in “life style”. When owning a single-family home, for the most part, you are required to live by the rules of the city/town. The same is true with a condominium except that additionally you must abide by the special “rules and regulations” of the condominium documents. These rules can be clear and common sense or at times can be a bit “funky”. These rules may include which vehicles can be parked in your driveway, (which in fact may be a benefit as it will prevent your neighbor from parking a “junker” next to your place). Other rules may include the color of your drapes, which (if any) flag you

can display, if and when you can repair or paint anything outside (such as the deck or siding), and even whether or not you can place a swing set or “kiddie’s pool” in the yard. Most condominiums require a monthly fee that is paid to a common fund and administrated by a professional management Co. That company makes the day to day decisions based on the condo regulations and the condo board. So to a great degree you have less control, (unless you get elected to the board and vote). If you decide to go the condo route, please get a complete copy of the rules and regulation, and a current set of financial statements. Study and understand these documents, and then you will be better equipped to decide if that is the place for you and your family. Many times condominiums appeal to young people who are on the go and very busy building their careers, and older people who like the idea of no exterior maintenance, yard work or snow plowing. The style of ownership exceeds the style of the building. Contact me for a complete list of available single homes and condos in your area.

Mr. Capozzoli has been a Massachusetts real estate broker for 35 years. You are invited to submit your real estate questions by e-mail or by phone (508) 596-2600. Cappy has been a resident of Medway for 20+years.

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264 Franklin St., Framingham 2 Family - $349K PENDING

291 South St., Wrentham $350K SOLD

26 Burnap, Holliston 79K PENDING

Franklin, New Construction, 650K SOLD

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61 Wilson Ave, Framingham 2 Family - $294K


109 Walnut St., Stoughton $79K SOLD


185 Arsenal Street Watertown - $489K


Spencer Street, Millis - $259K


Carter Drive Buildable Lot, Natick $300K SOLD

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Primary mortgage insurance, or PMI, protects lenders in the event that borrowers default on their primary mortage by ceasing to make payments, resulting in homes ending up in foreclosure. But all borrowers do not have to pay PMI. Typically, home buyers must make a 20 percent down payment on a home when they buy it. However, some borrowers are unable to put down 20 percent. In such instances, the lender will require they pay PMI. This is because the lender views a borrower who cannot make an initial 20 percent down payment as a riskier investment, and lenders charge PMI in an effort to protect themselves should the borrower prove worthy of their skepticism. PMI will be factored into the monthly mortgage payment, but borrowers should know they do not have to continue paying PMI once they have paid enough toward the principal amount of the loan. For most, this means once they have paid 20 percent of the principal, then they can ask that the monthly PMI payment be removed. Manyborrowers are unaware of this or even forget to ask, but it's within their rights as borrowers and can save a substantial amount of money over the course of the mortgage loan.



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Did You Know? The thinnest house in New York City, a city known for high real estate costs and compact dwellings, is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan. Now known as the Millay House, a name honoring its one-time resident, the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the house was built in 1873 and is a mere 9.5 feet wide. It is sandwiched into a space that once served as a carriage alley. While Millay House certainly is compact, a home in Warsaw, Poland, is only four feet wide and, at its thinnest, is only 29.3 inches. The residence, called the Keret House, was built in a crack between two buildings. The entrance is in the rear of the home and features an entry hatch and a foldable, remote control-operated ladder.

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September 1, 2013

TEAM RICE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW... HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW MEDWAY? Guess what the building was or is. All correct answers received by the 15th will be entered into a drawing.

Email answers to: or Mail to: Team Rice 4 Memory Lane, Medway MA 02053

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