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Millis Wins $15,000 Playground Grant Fundraising Kickoff for $75,000 Project on August 23 By J.D. O’Gara When the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School held a meet-andgreet for incoming Kindergartners and their parents this past fall, many were less than impressed with the playground, part of the Millis Town Park, yet used by the school for recess. Over time, vandalism and neglect had necessitated the removal of the tire swings and the seesaw, and injuries to students had ensured the removal of a metal climbing dome. What’s more, overgrown trees not only made kids difficult to see for teachers, but their roots provided a steady stream of The Millis Playground Committee worked with the town’s DPW, recreation department, Clyde Brown teachers scraped knees to the nurse’s of- and occupational therapists in designing an ideal playground. Here is a depiction, created by Ultiplay Parks & fice. Playgrounds, Inc. of what is planned. The project will cost an estimated $75,000, $15,000 of which has already been secured by a grant the town won through “I think it was really an eye opener for parents, who come says Jennifer White Farrar, who make the area a safe, fun play en- experts to come up with a design from preschool with neat and has three children in the Millis el- vironment, accessible to students model and a $75,000 budget, apsafe playgrounds,” says Denise ementary school. of all physical abilities which proved by the Millis Board of SeGibbons, whose oldest is now in would complement the services lectmen July 2. The budget These two women, along with first grade. “I think that day, offered in the school. The group includes grading and drainage someone was bleeding from trip- Sarah Fong, Pam Mustard and has been working with the town concerns on the site, new equipMaria Melchionda, formed the ping on a root.” recreation department and DPW ment, playground safe ground Millis Playground Committee, “Some of the parents are com- and the group has officially been as well as physical education and covering, fencing, and some ing from out of town, and were appointed by the town of Millis extended day teachers and occu- other site improvements. just shocked that this was the in- so that the gift fund could be pational therapists from the PLAYGROUND troduction to the Millis schools,” managed. The group’s goal – to school. They have worked with continued on page 2

Turn It Into Tercentennial Treasure! Medway Townwide Yard Sale, Sept. 8, Proceeds to Medway 300 By J.D. O’Gara Medway residents, think you’d like to get rid of some of your clutter, but not sure you have enough for a yard sale? Get together with some neighbors and be part of the Medway Townwide Yard Sale on September 8th. Those who register to hold a yard sale in their yards pay $10, which will benefit the Medway 300 Parade and Celebration scheduled for next year. Registrants will be included on a map of that day’s yard sales, which will be sold in front of Medway Shopping Plaza for a $1 minimum donation. Each seller will keep the proceeds of his or her own sale, however. This is cheaper than running an ad,” says Andy Parchesky, who is

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A jump-start on that budget goal came at the end of June, when the Millis town playground was chosen to receive a grant for playground equipment through The Millis Playground Committee had submitted a video made at the playground to demonstrate its need, and online visitors needed to vote each day for worthy projects. The top 10 projects received funding – and Millis received $15,000. What’s more, the Millis School Committee is able to fund the slide structure due to savings on heat for last year’s mild winter, according to Superintendent Nancy Gustafson. Also, Millis schoolchildren themselves are getting into the mix for the playground. The Committee is encouraging Millis kids, and those who love them, to save all their loose change over the summer for the Pennies for Playground fundraiser. Coins can be

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sent to school with a favorite K4th grade student in the fall. The grade whose coins add up to the most money wins a prize for the whole grade. Millis residents can look for Pennies for Playground jars at local businesses in town. When all the coins are collected, Middlesex Savings Bank is providing change counting free of charge. For more information, visit /node/1700. That’s not all that’s planned. The committee is actively working this summer to pursue additional grants and kick-off corporate fundraising. The group is actively seeking fundraising ideas and contacts. It will launch its fundraising campaign with a Bowling Party at Ryan Family Amusements on Thursday, August 23rd, from 7-10 p.m., for a grown-up’s night of bowling and fun! Tickets are $20 a person, and both singles, couples or entire teams are welcome. For more information or to purchase tickets email: Millisplayground@gmail. com. So far, progress on the playground project is coming along. The town of Millis removed 13 trees at the end of June, making the area safer and making space for the potential new playground, which the Millis Playground Committee hopes to see open in April of 2013. To keep apprised of the progress, or to make an online donation, visit, or to make a donation by mail, make checks payable to Town of Millis – PLAYGROUND, and mail them to Town of Millis – PLAYGROUND, Veteran’s Memorial Building, 900 Main St., Millis.

MEDWAY 300 – Signature Events Calendar Is Set! The Medway 300 Committee is pleased to announce that the Signature Events Calendar has been set and final planning for each of the major events is moving forward. The town’s 300th birthday party will kick-off with a New Year’s Eve Party which will be held at the Glen (formerly Glen Ellen in Millis). The party will feature music to appeal to all generations, delicious food and beverages, plus an auction of Medway 300 Memorabilia and items such as sporting events tickets, getaway- weekends and more. Those who attend this kick-off event will be actually playing a part in the next chapter of Medway’s long history. A limited number of tickets will be available for the New Year’s Party, and residents are encouraged to purchase them early, so as not to miss out on the start of Medway’s yearlong celebration. Tickets may be purchased at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular office hours. Party-goers can reserve tables of ten. Linda Reynolds is chairing the committee which is organizing the New Year’s Kick-off festivities. The next major Medway 300 event will take the form of a Musical Review which will be produced by the Medway 300th Committee in conjunction with the Medway High School Music Department. This event will highlight historical events that have affected Medway and the nation through the use of music from Broadway Shows which re-

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flects those time-periods and events. Visual effects will also be incorporated into the program to enhance the presentation. The Musical Review which will be held at the Arthur Bettencourt Auditorium at Medway High School has been scheduled for March 14th-16th, 2013. The Chair of the Musical Review Committee is Patricia Kennedy. On May 10th through the 12th, the Medway 300 Committee will sponsor an Arts Festival Weekend. This will include an Art Show along with a Juried Craft Show. A Quilt Show, a Red Carpet Cable 8 Film Festival and Children’s Historical Plays are also in the planning stages. Mike Finnegan is the Chairperson of the Arts Festival Weekend. Medway Family Day will take place on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. This full day of activities will be centered at Choate Park and the Thayer House. Tentative plans include a family picnic, Historical Society Trolley Tours, a carnival and games, a bike parade, boat races on the park pond, a scavenger hunt, and band and musical performances. The day’s events will culminate with a fireworks display. The Family Day event is chaired by Brian Christensen, Linda Reynolds and Carole Bernstein. As the summer of 2013 progresses, Medway residents will have an opportunity to return again in August to Choate Park and the

Medway Resident Takes Boston by Foot Diane Mela Souvanna of Medway is one of Boston by Foot’s newest docents. She completed an

intensive training program consisting of six Saturdays, plus a written exam and a mock tour. Diane will

Thayer House area for a Military Band Concert. In the past, similar military concerts have proven to be extremely popular among Medway residents and have drawn large audiences. Colonel Mike Matondi will Chair the Military Band Concert Committee. September of 2013 will bring a huge event to the Medway community. Chairperson Bob Saleski and his Parade Committee are planning a Medway 300 Celebration Parade which will go down in the annals of Medway History as an unforgettable event. The parade, which will be held on September 21st, will begin at 1p.m. near the Medway Community Church and continue down Main Street turning right onto Holliston Street and ending at the Medway Middle School. The parade will involve hundreds of marchers and numerous high school, college, professional and military bands. Cindy Young will chair the culminating Signature Event of the Medway 300 Celebration, a Tercentennial Ball, which will be held on October 26, 2013. This event will provide Medway citizens with an opportunity to join together in a final tribute to, and a celebration of, the Town’s 300 year history. Carole Bernstein is the Medway 300 Events Chairperson and John Foresto and Dennis Crowley Chair the Medway 300 Committee.

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Get Out Your Primary Vote Sept. 6 In order to vote in this election, you must be registered to vote by 20 days before the election. Absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s office, and these ballots must be returned by noon the day before the election. Who’s Running: Senator, in Congress: (all precincts) Elizabeth Warren (D) Scott P. Brown (R) Representative in Congress: (all precincts) Sean Bielat (R) Rachel E. Brown (D) Elizabeth Childs (R) Joseph P. Kennedy, III (D) Herb Robinson (D) David L. Steinhof (R)

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a yard sale and flea market enthusiast. He got the idea after he attended such a townwide sale to benefit the Mendon Senior Center. Parchesky and his wife have even been one such yard sale, the longest, spanning from Kentucky to Tennessee. “If we can get 100, maybe 150 Councillor: (all precincts) Brian M. Clinton (D) Robert L. Jubinville (D) Patrick J. McCabe (D) Earl H. Sholley (R) Earl-Sholley/91707284893 Bart Andrew Timilty (D)

Daniel B. Winslow (R) (9th Norfolk Disrict, Millis, Pct. 1) John V. Fernandes (D) (10th Worcester District, Medway, Pct. 1)

(10th Norfolk District, Medway, Pct. 2-4) Peter E. Padula (D) Jeffrey N. Roy (D) Richard A. Eustis (R) John S. Jewell (R) Senator in General Court C. Stolle Singleton (R) (Millis, All Precincts) Richard Ross (R) Senator in General Court (Med- c.s.singleton.3 Clerk of Courts way, All Precincts) Walter F. Timilty, Jr. (D) Karen Spilka (D) Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell (D) Rep. in General Court David Paul Linsky (D), County Commisioner (5th Middlesex District, Millis, Pct. (Norfolk County) 2&3) http://www.malegislature. John M. Gillis (D) gov/People/Profile/dpl1 Francis O’Brien (D) people to participate, I think you would be shocked how many people are going to come to it. You can go to one town and go to 50 yard sales in three hours.” Proceeds from Entry Fee and Map Sales to Benefit Medway 300 Parade Applications are available at the and will be

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August 1. 2012 17-year-old Liz Martyn has always been an active member of St. Thomas. She’s already participated in the parish as an altar server, helped the ushers with collections, and taught religious education for the past two years. “I feel so blessed that I was able to be such an active member in the parish. Volunteering with the church has made be a better person, and has helped mold me into who I am today.” Martyn just graduated from Millis High School in June and will be entering Salve Regina University in the fall.

Millis Parish To Celebrate Anniversary Year St. Thomas the Apostle Church Turns 75 BY JANE LEBAK AND JUDY O’GARA Most people get dinner and a cake to celebrate their 75th birthday, but St. Thomas The Apostle Parish is getting a year-long celebration, including a Mass with the Cardinal. Founded in 1937, Saint Thomas has ministered to the Roman Catholic community of Millis for seventy-five years. The initial need was an influx of predominantly Catholic workers who came to Millis to work in the factories. The chapel itself emerged from a community effort. The land was purchased a quarter-century prior to the initial groundbreaking with the help of Reverend William J. Dwyer, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Medway, and Millis resident Jeremiah Shannon. The “Millis chapel fund” was started in 1936 with a $25 donation, and by February 14th, 1937, when the first Mass held, the community had raised over $15,000. At the groundbreaking ceremony on Columbus Day, 1936, Reverend Henry Tattan gave an address which was printed in the Boston Globe. Part of it says, “God will not be outdone in charity, and certainly He will reward you for it. Your children also will be pleased for what you have given to the Chapel Fund and when your life’s journey is

ended, your children and their children’s children will speak of what you have done and will thank Almighty God for your generosity.” As it turns out, he was right. Patsy Divver, organizer of the anniversary celebration and a parishoner for the 30 years her family has lived in Millis, says, “We have a dedicated and loving community in St. Thomas parish ... It’s been a really nice church to be part of.” Since then, the parish has undergone many changes, including seven different pastors, and since St. Thomas the Apostle Church turns 75 this year. Many festivities are the retirement of Father Henry planned, including Mass by Cardinal Sean O’Malley on October 14th. Chambers in January, has been without a permanent pastor. The weddings and funerals from gether to strengthen the bonds of community spirit this parish has alcurrent administrator is Father throughout the years.” ways had.” Brian Kiely of Saint Patrick’s in Because the sacraments lie at the Natick, with Father David heart of the community, the capJohn Northgraves, who converted Goodrow (also of Saint Patrick’s) stone of the year’s celebration will from his Episcopalian faith, bein residence to oversee the daily be a Mass celebrated by Cardinal lieves that the low turnover of community needs. Sean O’Malley. The parish is work- priests at the parish has contributed The seventy-fifth anniversary ing hard to plan this Mass, which to the strength of this parish. “Out feels like a triumph for many will take place on October 14th at of 75 years,” says Northgraves, who has belonged to the church parishioners. Says Divver, “I think noon, with a reception to follow. since 1984, “the last two priests we that this is a milestone for a Joanne Gannon is also on the Catholic Church to be an active planning committee. She was bap- have had have been there for a total parish, especially in the times of so tized in Medway’s Saint Joseph of 41 years.” Northgraves and his many parishes closing,” says parish, but she made her First Com- wife baptized both of their daughDivver. “People in the parish want munion in Millis. “It is a tribute to ters at St. Thomas, raising them in to celebrate the many years of serv- the people who built the church and the Catholic faith. Northgraves is in ice by our pastors and priests, and kept it flourishing for seventy-five charge of compiling the history of recognize the baptisms, first com- years.” She adds that the anniver- the parish into either a display or munions, confirmations, marriages, sary is “A good chance to come to- possibly a book.

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Happy 35th Birthday Friends of the Medway Library

USAF Band of Liberty in Medway August 3

BY MEG HAMILTON, Co-President, Friends of the Medway Library

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In 1977, the Friends of the Medway Library was created by default. According to the first president of Friends, Thomas Glick, “the old library was so small that for each new book bought, one had to be given away. There were strict rules as to how books could be discarded, so Friends of the Medway Library began as a legal way to sell these books.” The first book sale was set up on the lawn of the Community Church in June. Cartons of books were stored in the upstairs closets of the old Cole Library on Main Street and had to be brought down, dragged across the street, and set up on tables. There were about 1,000 items for sale, including stacks of National Geographic and American Heritage magazines. Priscilla Howker, an original member who is still active in Friends, recalls, “kids scooped up the magazines to cut up for school projects. Now we just get rid of the them.” The sale was considered to

be a success since a couple of hundred books were sold for 25 cents each. Surprisingly, the handpainted cloth banner that was placed on the road to advertise the sale is still being used today.

meet the nicest people in Medway…like me.” In 1981 the Friends presented the library with a new table for functions as well as bought one of the first passes to the Children’s Museum.

In 1977, dues were $2. Meetings were usually held in private homes of members and were social occasions as well, sometimes with a potluck supper. There were fewer than 20 members, yet Friends planned a variety of activities and fundraisers as well as arranged for continuous exhibits of artwork for the library walls. For years Friends sponsored arts and crafts fairs, Halloween face painting, and children’s movies and puppet shows. There was even a bus trip to a Boston theater to see Lauren Bacall in the play Woman of the Year, for a cost of $14. In 1980, the Friends presented its first check for $100 to the library as well as a compact refrigerator and toaster oven for the librarians. In 1982, dues were raised to $3.

It wasn’t easy to have successful fundraisers. The minutes from a 1980 meeting announced that attendance was so sparse there had to be another meeting in order to finalize craft fair plans. It’s interesting to note that even today, and despite a membership of 188 people, Friends has only about a dozen volunteers who actively help with book sales and programs.

Friends continued to try and raise funds for the library, selling royal blue tee shirts with the words “You

Now the biannual book sales have close to 20,000 items. Last year, Friends was able to give $15,000 to the Medway Library as well as donate numerous museum passes and audio-visual equipment. Friends of the Medway Library is continuing the 35-year-old mission to support the library with funding, community programs and advocacy.

BY J.D. O’GARA Local residents are once again invited to come on down to Medway and salute our Armed Forces, thanks to the generosity of the Medway Lions and the Medway Park Commissioners. Families are invited to a concert by the United States Air Force Band of Liberty at Medway’s Choate Park on Friday, August 3, at 7 p.m. “The band was relocated to Langley Air Force Base in Virginia in June,” says Medway resident Retired Army Col. Michael Matondi. “So this will be the final concert presented by the Air Force band in the area.”

Matondi worked to get the band, often booked throughout New England, to play in Medway two other times, last year and three years ago. “We’re lucky in the small town of Medway to get them,” he says. “They’re really an inspiration.” According to Ret. Col. Matondi, over 1,000 residents attended Liberty’s last concert in Medway. Free parking will be available at the Cassidy Baseball Complex, located off of Winthrop Street. In the event of rain, the concert will be performed at the Medway High School auditorium.

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Richard Eustis Announces Bid for State Representative

Medway Lions Bottle/ Can Drive August 11

Attorney and proud parent Richard Eustis announced that he will be a candidate for State Representative in the open 10th Norfolk Districct. Eustis, a Republican, is a Medway resident and proud father of two daughters in public schools. He is currently an attorney in self practice who was elected to run the Bar Advocate program of Worcester County, where he supervises over 200 private attorneys. A former State and Federal Prosecutor, Mr. Eustis was also an officer in the U.S. Navy, obtaining the

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Small-Town Doc, State-of-the-Art Care Main Street Dental Uses Technology to Patients’ Advantage Cutting-edge – and caring. That’s what you want your dentist to be, whether you live in a small town or a big city. That’s what you’ll find in Millis at Main Street Dental, where Dr. Daniel H. Adler, D.M.D., with nearly 30 years of experience, specializes in most advanced family, cosmetic and implant dentistry. Times have changed since Dr Adler bought the small, paneled, 2chair office practice 23 years ago. Even then, his office offered the latest technology – a DOS-based computer with a dot matrix printer to keep track of patient financial records. He was one of the first to employ a computerized dental practice management system. Then, eight years ago, he brought in digital x-rays, with computers in the exam rooms. The change transformed the practice, allowing the dentist to instantly display x-rays, offer 50% less exposure to radiation and magnify and enhance images. The advanced images clearly showed patients what was going on in their mouths, he says, and it eased communications with outside specialists and labs. “I think to be successful in the world, you have to change with the times,” says Dr. Adler. “You need to add the latest and greatest technologies in order to provide the best treatment possible.” Main Street Dental’s latest technology is revolutionizing the way his patients are getting tooth restorations, like crowns, onlays and veneers – making the whole process easier and done in one appointment. Adler employs CEREC technology, which is a CAD/CAM system, (Computer-Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing) that allows him to take a digital optical image of a prepared tooth. The software then creates a 3-D virtual model of the tooth and enables Dr Adler to design the restoration on the computer screen.. “Once we have it all designed, we mill it out of a block of porcelain,” says Dr. Adler. “The whole process takes maybe 8 – 12 minutes. Then, the restoration is adjusted, polished and bonded in.” This is a vast advancement. Adler explains that patients once had to endure a mouthful of gooey impression material, and then his office would make a temporary crown for the patient to wear while

the impression was sent to a lab. About three weeks later, the crown would be put in.

Adler sees dentistry changing with the next generation, with the advent of fluoride. These days, he says, there’s a lot more focus on cosmetic dentistry and teeth whitening, areas in which he specializes. The dentist works a lot with porcelain veneers to improve the appearance of a patient’s smile.

Not only does Dr. Adler’s new technology eliminate that need for a second appointment, as well as potential problems with temporary crowns, but “we can make a crown now that is as good if not better than what the labs make,” says Adler. So far, Main Street Dental patients are pleased. “People think it’s just fabulous— time saving, and they think the technology is fascinating, and the results are fantastic.” Similarly, Adler’s use of technology has made procedures such as route canals quicker and much easier on the patient. What was once done with hand files and accomplished in two to three appointments, with some patient discomfort, is now done with a rotary filing mechanism, most often in one appointment and with considerably more comfort for the patient.

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Technology has also improved the patient experience. Dr Adler utilizes an SLR digital camera with a macro lens to take before and after close up photographs of a patient’s teeth, which are then transfered instantly to an iPad. This a great way to show patients the condition of their teeth, so they could better understand their treatment options. The iPad also has an application that provides graphic illustrations of every dental procedure that is also a great way to educate patients. Lastly, the iPad provides the patients the option to enjoy Netfix while their crown is being made by the CEREC milling unit.

“Veneers are a great way to cosmetically enhance a person’s teeth by making porcelain laminates that are bonded to front of the tooth,” he says. Main Street Dental also provides Invisalign, an alternative to conventional braces, and implant dentistry, which has seen huge advances is becoming more mainstream. “We can now replace a tooth by anchoring a titanium implant into the jawbone,” says Dr. Adler. “We can create a post and crown that fits into the implant to replace a single missing tooth or a full mouth worth of missing teeth.” The Main Street Dental office reflects its state-of-the-art care. In 2007 Adler himself designed the warm, sleek and inviting space,

something he says was a labor of love. A brick front and carved sign draws patients into the modern office, which features a waiting area with a, rounded, open counter and four operatories, or exam rooms. “What we’re trying to accomplish is to provide the best treatment possible in a comfortable, modern, clean environment,” says Adler, who chose his career as a junior at Trinity College, before attending Tufts Dental School. The dentist routinely takes twice as many continuing education courses than is required, and he’s proud of this fact. “If you’re at all on the ball and like what you do, you want to go and you want to learn about the newest technologies and the newest techniques and the newest products,” says Adler. The kind and caring Main Street Dental staff completes the puzzle, “The staff and I all have to be united to treat patients the way they’d want to be treated, or the way you’d treat your own family member, from the minute they walk in until the minute they leave. The hygienists, assistants and Audrey all apply to my philosophy of being a professional, caring and competent dental office.”

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but you wouldn’t do this for chest, back, and legs, so why would you do it for your abdominals? The other common problem is that people don’t push themselves when doing core work. I’ve seen plenty of people stop their set right when they start to feel the “burn.” Others may only use their bodyweight, never thinking that weights might actually challenge them even more. Remember, the harder you work your abdominals, the less you’ll have to do them—and you’ll get better results. Aside from strength training, the other key components to getting a firm, lean mid-section include cardiovascular exercise and, of course, proper diet. You should try to do cardio 5-6 days per week, especially if you have some extra flab to lose, and try to follow a well-balanced, calorie-controlled diet.

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Millis Police Assoc. to Hold Charity Golf Classic August 13th The Millis Police Association will host its First Annual Millis Police Association Charity Golf Classic on Monday, August 13, 2012. The event will take place at The Glen Country Club, 84 Orchard Street in Millis. Prizes will be awarded for “hole in one,” (and Imperial Chevrolet has donated two cars as prizes for this first category), “closest to the pin,” “long drive,” and “1st, 2nd and 3rd place.” The event will include lunch, donated by the Meat House in Franklin, dinner, a raffle, an auction and live music. The entry fee for individual players for the Golf Classic will be $150, and hole sponsorships are available for $200. For more information, or to register for the event, please contact John Orrico, at Northeast Signature Properties at (774) 210-0897 or The Millis Police Association is a non-profit organization com-

prised of full-time Millis Police Officers. The union members established this association in order to give back to the town that supports and employs them. In addition to providing a scholarship each year to a deserving Millis High School graduate, the Millis Police Association has provided assistance to the Walk for Hunger, the Walk for Life, the Make a Wish Foundation, Toys for Tots, Jimmy Fund, National Police Officer Memorial Fund, St. Jude’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital. The Millis Police Association has also contributed to “packages for our troops,” working hand in hand with Millis AMVETS Post 495 as well as the Millis American Legion. The association also supports their union members by hosting meetings, functions and retirement parties for members of the department, and by providing flowers for funerals of loved ones on the department.

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Living Healthy Divorce Mediation: Avoiding Litigation & Resolving Conflict Respectfully by stePhen mcdonough, esQ. Some people assume that divorce has to be a contentious and adversarial process where someone wins and the other spouse loses. The truth is nobody really wins at divorce court. Divorce is stressful and tough on the adults, kids, and even extended family members and close friends. It is sad when a marriage does not work out. I always liked the line by Danny DeVito’s character, Attorney Gavin D’Amato, in the movie War of the Roses, “when a couple starts keeping score, there is no winning, just degrees of losing.” Good advice to keep in mind. Divorce mediation allows couples facing divorce or other post-divorce conflict to reach their own private resolution without going to court, except for a brief uncontested hearing at the conclusion of the process. In mediation, the clients are guided by a neutral mediator who facilitates meetings, provides information and guid-

ance, and works closely with the couple to reach a settlement that satisfies their individual and joint goals. Joint goals? In a divorce? Yes! Many couples – especially parents –share goals, such as “we both want the children to be able to stay in the school district during and after the divorce” or “we will both cooperate in planning and paying for college.” Divorce mediation in Massachusetts is voluntary and confidential. The mediator does not impose any decisions on the couple. Assuming your mediator is also an attorney, he or she can also draft your divorce agreement and other court forms. Who can benefit from Divorce Mediation? Short answer: Most couples getting divorced should consider mediation. Mediation is an attractive option for people that want to maintain control of their conflict and not turn

the outcome over to someone else (like a judge or battling lawyers). It is a good choice for parents who realize that although their relationship is certainly changing, maintaining a respectful relationship post-divorce has many benefits when it comes to their children and their own inner-peace. Couples without children or with adult children also choose mediation as a respectful and efficient way to conclude their marriage and prepare for new beginnings. By taking ownership of the conflict and looking to the future, the parties can develop solutions with the mediator that will actually work, since any conflict that is finalized by an order that one or both parties does not want is more likely to fail. In a litigated case, this problem can translate into additional court appearances for contempt actions and modifications. That gets expensive. Benefits of Divorce Mediation 1. High-conflict divorce rips families apart and is damaging to children and spouses alike. Couples in mediation are much less likely to entangle children in painful conflict and report less stress during divorce. 2. Client Value – Some people are

3. Pace – A traditional courtbased divorce can be slow. As cases linger, people tend to get more frustrated and spend more money. 4. Confidential Process – Unlike discussing the personal details of your marriage and family in an open court, mediation is private. 5. Flexible for Families – Allied professionals such as divorce coaches, parenting specialists, or financial experts can play an important, supportive role in some mediations, especially when people are experiencing very strong emotions or otherwise feel they would benefit form the inclusion of other experts. 6. Respectful and Dignified – Mediation is respectful of the human emotions present in every

divorce case. Although mediation is not therapy, it does provide the parties a safe place to display feelings such as sadness, frustration, understanding, and empathy if necessary. 7. Empowered to Solve Your Own Conflict – Divorce Mediation recognizes human intelligence and assumes people are capable of resolving their own disputes. The mediator provides information to help clients understand the laws applicable to divorce and family law, allowing the parties to make informed decisions. 8. Consider New Options – A skilled mediator will help clients “expand the pie” or consider options not previously explored. 9. Scheduling – Court hearings, depositions, and other meetings are not scheduled around the clients, but around the schedule of the court and lawyers. 10. User-friendly – If your divorce mediator is also a lawyer, the mediator can draft your final divorce agreement and related paperwork for submittal to the Probate and Family Court.

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Living Healthy Strabismus – Eye Misalignment in Adults and Children BY John F. Hatch, M.D.D. MILFORD-FRANKLIN EYE CENTER We have all seen someone whose eyes are not lined up. Some are cross-eyed and others are wall-eyed. In either case, the problem may just be cosmetic or could represent a serious developmental or medical condition. The main concern with children less than age eight is that many forms of strabismus (ocular misalignment) can result in poor visual development, called amblyopia. Untreated amblyopia is the number one cause of monocular blindness in the world and the main cause of amblyopia is strabismus. The most common form of childhood strabismus is called esotropia. Esotropia that presents between birth and six months of age is called congenital esotropia. Amblyopia is not a prominent feature and the condition is usually obvious. Alternating fixation between either eye is typical such that sometimes the right eye appears to be straight while the left is crossed and sometimes the oppo-

site is observed. This form of strabismus is usually treated with eye muscle surgery at a young age, once the misalignment measurements are stable. A second form of esotropia is accommodative esotropia which presents between the ages of two and seven. Amblyopia is quite prominent with this form of eye crossing, typically treated with patching of the straight eye. It is important to understand that patching has no direct effect on ocular misalignment and is not used to treat the crossing. Usually the child with accommodative esotropia will only exhibit one eye turning toward the nose and they are often found to be farsighted. The misalignment is worse when the child is sick, tired or daydreaming. This form of strabismus is usually corrected with full-

strabismus requires more urgent evaluation and is often directed toward determining and treating the underlying medical condition. Temporary treatment is geared toward to reducing diplopia by patching one eye or wearing prism glasses. If the medical problem has been managed and the patient is still bothered with double vision, then eye muscle surgery may be considered.

time glasses. The purpose of the glasses is not to make the child see better but to control accommodation, the internal focusing of the eye. There are some children who may require glasses as well as surgery to treat their crossing. Exotropia is when one eye is straight and one is looking out; referred to as wall-eyed. This can present at any age and, fortunately, is not usually associated with amblyopia. For the most part, exotropia is a cosmetic condition that is worse when the person is looking

in the distance and when fatigued. Strabismus surgery is very effective at reducing this misalignment and improving cosmesis and self esteem. Adult strabismus is less likely associated with vision development and often presents with double vision or diplopia. Serious medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure as well as, aneurysm, stroke, thyroid disease and multiple sclerosis are often associated with these forms of ocular misalignment. New onset adult

The doctors, technicians and staff at the Milford-Franklin Eye Center have been caring for children and adults with these conditions for more than 20 years. Any child with ocular misalignment or adult with double vision should see a qualified eye care professional for a complete evaluation. For more information or to make an appointment at Milford-Franklin Eye Center, call (508) 473-7939 in Milford, or (508) 528-3344 in Franklin. Offices are located at 258 Main St., Milford, and 391 East Central St., Franklin. For more details, see our ad on this page.



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Living Healthy Roy to Participate in 10th Pan Mass Challenge Jeffrey Roy, a candidate in the race for State Representative in the 10th Norfolk District, will be pedaling through Franklin on Saturday, August 4, as part of a team of over 5,000 cyclists participating in the Pan Mass Challenge. This will be Roy’s 10th ride in the fight against cancer. “The event has become an impor-

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There’s No Sinking the Millis Swim Team BY J.D. O’GARA Twice a week, Millis Swim coaches Laurie Payne, Katie Hurwitz, Pat Diskin and Shannon Graham mull over which order will provide their kids with the greatest advantage in their upcoming twohour swim meets. It’s painstaking puzzle, but it’s a labor of love for these four, who founded the program two years ago. In order to swim for Millis, children need to be Millis residents. Younger kids, up to age 11, need to be able to swim at least 25 yards, whereas the older group (11+) needs to swim 50. “That’s kind of why we started it,” explains Coach Laurie Payne, who added that she “never thought we were going to get the turnout we got.” About 98 swimmers are on the Millis Swim team now. Payne’s children, as well as Coach Katie Hurwitz’s children, swam for Medfield before the team was created. The Summer Suburban Swim League, to which the Millis Swim Team now belongs, then created a stringent rule that summer swimmers had to live in the towns for which they swim, says Payne. The team practices at The Glen, formerly the Glen Ellen Country Club, on Orchard Street, each morning from 7:50 to 8:50 a.m.

during school vacation. They attend meets twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday nights, always out of town.




“The caliber of swimmers has gotten better,” says Brian O’Connor, who assists the coaches in helping the swimmers refine their strokes, with the help of Millis High Junior Graham Ronan. Swimmers learn freestyle, breast stroke, butterfly and back stroke.

“We can only be away, because we can’t host,” explains Diskin, as the Glen is not available to the team during meet times. Diskin says in some ways, the situation is easier, and it benefits other towns not to have to travel. “Because we don’t have a facility for the winter, (Millis) can swim for a town that does,” says Beth Murphy. Coach Shannon Graham explains that she believes the town resident rule is relaxed for the winter, because many towns don’t have winter pools to use. All the coaches agree that they think the experience of a team is great in improving the swimmers’ abilities. It’s worth, they say, trying to organize a gaggle of young children at swim meets. “It’s all about improving your own time and doing better, beating your own time,” says Hurwitz, who says “it’s unbelievable” watching some of the kid who can

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any idea of what it would be like,” but that now “I feel like I’ve definitely improved. In the beginning, I could barely swim, and now I can swim better. It’s really fun.” “It’s difficult, because you have to stay in one of the lanes,” says Nick Solomon, 10, who says teammates sometimes call to warn each other if they’re veering. Solomon adds that the coaches “help you fix the problems that you made during (the meet). You

Liam and his sister, Rachel, swam for Westwood in the winter, since Millis doesn’t have a facility to hold meets or practices during the cold months. “I think it’s a fantastic, non-competitive experience,” says Graham, who adds that, for safety, “I truly believe every child should know how to swim well.” Want to cheer for the Millis Swim team? The Millis Swim team will swim against Westwood at 5:30 p.m. on August 2, against Dedham at 6 p.m. on August 7th, and against Natick at 5:30 p.m. on August 9th.

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DA’s Senior Summit Looks at Crime Prevention, Hoarding Police Chief Allen Tingley and a group of Medway seniors joined Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey at his 2012 Senior Summit, hearing presentations on how criminals target older citizens, ways to avoid becoming a victim, and hearing from a national expert on the phenomenon of hoarding. “Criminals target senior citizens for a number of reasons – many have accumulated substantial assets, from homes owned outright to retirement savings,” District Attorney Morrissey said. Local seniors including Connie O'Brien and Elaine Keaney joined Chief Tingley and numerous local area police and fire chiefs at the event, held at Christina’s in

Foxborough. Members of the audience volunteered, from their own experience, that memory problems, physical disability or injury, hearing problems, embarrassment, and a fear of losing independence have led to seniors being targeted by criminals. DA Morrissey and Assistant District Attorney Phil Burr also reinforced these warning signs seniors should look for: • people who come door-to-door offering home repair or other services: • ask for more than 1/3 down on a home repair project; • insist on being paid in cash;

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Millis Education Aid Increased in FY13 Budget Representative David P. Linsky (D-Natick) announced that the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $32.5 billion state budget for fiscal year 2013 with a record high funding level for Chapter 70 that reflects a strong commitment to local aid. “The fiscal year 2013 budget reflects the Legislature’s commitment to education and local aid,” said Representative Linsky. This will help our towns to reduce class sizes, improve public safety, and address other local needs. The towns in my district have all been recognized for their outstanding schools and this funding will go a long way to help maintain that high level of excellence.” The FY13 budget boosts education aid (Chapter 70) by $180 million to $4.2 billion. This amount

represents the highest funding level in Massachusetts for education aid. The Unrestricted Local Aid is funded at $899 million for FY13 and is not reliant on any surplus or one-time funds. Millis will receive a Chapter 70 allocation of $4,534,411, an increase over last year. The town will also receive $885,551 in Unrestricted Local Aid, which will be level-funded from last year. The Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School District will also see a funding increase and will receive $5,505,418 for FY13. The budget also increases the SPED Circuit Breaker funding by $28.8 million and Regional School Transportation by $2 million over their FY12 appropriations.

On June 14, students of the Millis Piano Studio appeared with their teacher, Myrna Rybczyk, in recital at the Church of Christ UCC, on Exchange Street in Millis.

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"I know the kids will love it," said Acting Library Director Margaret Perkins. For more reasons to visit the Library, check the Events page of the Library's webpage or pick up a copy of the Summer Programs flyer at the Library. Medway Public Library is located at 26 High Street in Medway. Hours are Monday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 2 - 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Library will be closed Saturdays from July through Labor Day. For more information, patrons may also call (508) 5333217.

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August Calendar of Events July 31 Quintessential Brass concert, Choate Park, Medway, 7 p.m., sponsored by Medway Parks Department and Friends of Choate Park with help from a grant from the Medway Cultural Council. August 2 The AMAZING Nappy’s Puppets, 11 a.m., Recommended for ages 3-10. Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis, Call (508) 376-8282. August 3 USAF Band of Liberty, 7 p.m., Choate Park, Medway, Sponsored by Medway Lions and Medway Park Commissioners, Parking at Cassidy Baseball Complex, off Winthrop St., In case of rain will be held at Medway High School auditorium August 6 Books at Dusk - Students entering Grades 5 and up, 6-7:15 p.m., Millis Public Library, casual dropin book group where kids discuss what they’re reading August 7 Dale Freeman concert at Choate Park, 7 p.m., Medway, sponsored by Medway Parks Department and Friends of Choate Park with help from a grant from the Med-

way Cultural Council. August 10 Friday Flicks, Millis Public Library, 2-4 p.m., for children aged 6+ August 11 Medway Lions Bottle & Can Drive, at Medway Oil Co., Broad Street, Medway, 9 a.m. Redeemables should be placed at curbside by 9 a.m. or brought to Medway Oil by 11 a.m. Residents may also place redeemables in the Lions bottles and cans shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main Street. Proceeds used to support community services. August 13 Millis Police Association 1st Annual Charity Golf Classic, The Glen Country Club, 84 Orchard St., Millis, Prizes will be awarded. Event will include lunch, dinner, raffle, an auction and live music. Call John Orrico, at NE Signature Properties, at (774) 210-0897. Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party, 4-6 p.m., Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis, Food, treats and a real kid’s DJ to lead in music and fun games. Parents invited to stay. August 14 Afternoon Tea! For Elementary

& Middle, 3-4 p.m., enjoy tea, cucumber sandwiches and sugary treats and discuss what you’re reading August 15 Free Movie & Popcorn, 2:30 p.m., Medway Public Library, 26 High St., Medway. Call library or visit library website for name of movie. Walk-ins welcome. August 22 Meet the Candidates Night, hosted by the Medway Business Council. 5 p.m., Restaurant 45 in Medway. Seating limited to first 60 registrants. Visit by August 17. August 23 Millis Playground Fundraising Kickoff Bowling Party at Ryan Family Amusements on Thursday, August 23rd, from 7-10 p.m., a grown-up’s night of bowling and fun! Tickets $20 a person, and both singles, couples or entire teams are welcome. For more information or to purchase tickets email: Millisplayground@gmail. com

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Millis Intersection Reconstruction Okayed by House State Representatives David Linsky (D-Natick) and State Representative Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk) today announced that the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a $1.5 billion transportation bond bill which will allocate funding for hundreds of transportation projects throughout the state. Among the local projects included in the bill was an earmark of $900,000 for the design and reconstruction of the intersection of Exchange Street, Curve Street, and Plain Street in the town of Millis. The funds were adopted as an amendment sponsored by Linsky and Winslow. This funding will allow for the design and reconstruction of the intersection of Exchange Street, Curve Street, and Plain Street in

the town of Millis. This project is a result of a study on the intersection done by the Metropolitan Planning Organization in 2010. “I was happy to work with the town of Millis and my colleagues in the House to see that this earmark be included. This funding will improve the design of a busy intersection in the town of Millis,” said Representative Linsky. “I am pleased to work with Rep. Linsky to improve infrastructure in Millis,” said Representative Winslow. The transportation bond bill will now go to the Senate for consideration and will then go to Governor for his approval. The funds will then need to be released by the Executive Branch.

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THE PET PAGE Millis Receives MEMA Certification THE PURR-FECT CAT SHELTER Pet of the Month

“Checkers” Is Looking for a Family to Play With “Checkers” was surrendered to PCS by his family because of lifestyle changes that didn’t allow them the time to give to this wonderful cat anymore. The family felt bad that he was spending so much time alone and wanted him to be placed with a family that had the time to devote to him. Volunteers have been enjoying playing, grooming and giving “Checkers” the attention he craves. He has a wonderful disposition, loves to give kisses and is eager to be part of an active young family that spends time at home. “Checkers” is a young adult, domestic shorthair, with an adorable black and white face. We’re not sure of his gaming skills but this “Checkers” would

love to have some children to play with! The Purr-fect Cat Shelter is currently accepting applications for kittens ready for adoption. All cats and kittens have been examined by a veterinarian, spayed or neutered, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, dewormed, vaccinated and microchipped prior to adoption. Applications can be found online at or by calling the message center (508) 533-5855.The Purr-fect Cat Shelter is a non-profit, nokill, all volunteer organization providing care and shelter to homeless cats and kittens with the ultimate goal of finding placement for each cat.



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Holliston Man Indicted in Millis Armed Robbery The Holliston man accused of donning a mask robbing Marinho’s Pizza a knifepoint in May has been indicted by a Norfolk County grand jury and arraigned in Norfolk Superior Court, according to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey.

in the kitchen in preparation of opening the store, a masked man entered the rear door, which leads directly into the kitchen. The man had a knife, described as being five inches long, pointed at the workers and began demanding money, according to court documents.

“Gino Lister was indicted June 21 on three counts of masked armed robbery and one count of breaking and entering in the daytime to commit a felon,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “By indicting this case into Superior Court, it opens the possibility that Lister will face more substantial penalties should he eventually be convicted.”

Although the assailant was allegedly masked, one of the alleged victims identified the man as an exemployee named Gino, who had worked there approximately three years prior; the victim said he knew it was Gino because of his build and speech, and provided police with Gino’s contact information, according to prosecutors.

The Millis police department responded to the 984 Main Street restaurant about 11 a.m. for a report of a robbery. Workers at the shop said that while preparing food

After he was placed under arrest and transported to the Millis police station, a search of Lister’s car revealed a hooded sweatshirt, dark colored mask, and a roll of coins consistent with being part of the

cash allegedly taken in the robbery, according to court documents. “Lister pled not guilty at his Superior Court arraignment on July 12 and was ordered held on $10.000 cash bail,” District Attorney Morrissey said. He is due back in Norfolk Superior Court on August 8, 2012 for pre-trial conference.” August 8 is also the date that Lister is due to return to the Dedham District Court, diagonally across the street from Superior Court, where he faces charges of stealing jewelry and technology from the Wellesley Middle School until his arrest on those charges last November, according to Morrissey. Morrissey said that charges and indictments are only accusations and that, as with all defendants, Lister should be considered innocent until proven guilty on all counts.

Celebrate Summer Reading! Thursday, Aug. 2nd at 11 a.m. The AMAZING Nappy’s Puppets will be coming to the library. His show is an incredibly wellcrafted Sing-a-long featuring his mesmerizing shadow puppets. Not to be missed! Recommended for children ages 3-10. Tuesday, August 14th Celebrate Summer and Summer Reading at the Millis Public Library August 14th from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Reading Wra p-Up Party! There will be food, treats, and a real Kid's DJ (Therese Dimuzio) to lead us in music and fun games. Great fun for all ages - and parents are invited to stay with their children. Going on Vacation? Take a few

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Medway Girl Scouts Share Smiles, SWAPS and Song in D.C. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts (19122012) and a troop of Medway Cadettes traveled to Washington D.C. to join in the celebration! On June 9, 2012, on The National Mall in Washington D.C., over 250,000 Girl Scouts from across the U.S. as well as visiting guests from England, Mexico, Australia and Japan joined in smiles, SWAPS and song as they shared the very special bond and sisterhood that is Girl Scouts. A tradition of girl scouts, when attending events, is to swap SWAPS (Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere) which are hand-made momentos, with other

girls. The girls are free to be creative with these SWAPS and therefore the themes vary from messages of friendship and inspiration to creative displays of local landmarks and history. Medway Cadettes, Claire Hulitzky, Danielle Paille, Hannah O’Toole and Julia Richards chose the Medway Mustangs as the theme of their SWAPS and spent many hours making 400 of them to take to the event. Throughout the weekend, the girls met many Girl Scouts and swapped! So if you happen to see a Girl Scout in your travels this summer she may be sporting the Medway Mustangs SWAPS on her t-shirt, hat, bag or vest!

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Obituaries millis: ruth t. (constantine) davis, age 84, a longtime resident of Millis, passed away on June, 26, 2012 at the Mary Ann Morse Nursing Home in Natick after a lengthy illness. Born December 12, 1927, in Cambridge, Ruth was the daughter of the late James and Delia (Kelly) Constantine. She was married to her husband Thomas J. Davis, until his death in 1993. She is survived by three children, Paul F. Davis and his wife, Susan of Carlisle, Iowa, Kevin M. Davis and his wife, Paula of Westboro and Deborah T. Costello of Millis, three brothers, Charles Constantine of Newton, Alfred Constantine of Huntington Park, CA and William Constantine of Natick. She was predeceased by her son, Thomas J. Davis, Jr., her son in law Lawrence Costello and her brothers Leonard and Francis. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael and Christopher Queenan, Matthew and Meghan Davis, Timothy and Kevin Davis, Andrew and Caroline Davis, Sean Costello and Wendy Costello Macchia, her 7 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was a graduate of Milton High School and had worked as a clerk at a Milton bank in her younger years. Later, she settled in Millis. The consummate homemaker Ruth was devoted to her family and taught CCD at Saint Thomas Parish. She had enjoyed traveling to Booth Bay Harbor in Maine with her late husband and had volunteered as a docent at the State House in Boston. If desired, contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to Autism Speaks, 300 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy, MA 02169. For the guest book see millis: elvira (“vi”) a. (Jenson) mccurley, age 81, a longtime resident of Millis, passed away on June, 12, 2012 sur-

rounded by her loved ones. She was a generous, caring mother and grandmother. Born April 25, 1931, Vi was the daughter of the late William and Agnes Jensen. She was married to her husband Robert McCurley, until his death in 1991. She is survived by eight children, Robert McCurley, Jr. and his wife Fran of CA, Brian McCurley and his wife Judy of Millis, Mark McCurley of Millis, Carol Cushman and her husband Reed of Millis, James McCurley of Franklin, Ellen Santos and her husband Robert of Franklin, Joyce Howard of Medway and John McCurley and his wife Sherry of Norfolk, 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and was preceded in death by one grandson and a great-granddaughter. She is also leaves two brothers, Bernard Jensen and his wife Carol of Stow and Bill Jensen and his wife Rita of FL, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She grew up in East Boston where she had fond memories of the and was dedicated to her family. As a mother of eight, she loved baking and cooking for her family - meatballs were her specialty. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, and particularly loved traveling to local auto racing tracks to cheer on her granddaughter and grandson. She loved to knit, was an avid reader and a crossword puzzle whiz. She was a sociable person who had a group of close friends, and she enjoyed spending time at the Millis Senior Center. She developed many new friendships while living at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Franklin. If desired, contributions in Vi’s memory may be made to Rosie’s Place, 889 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118 norwood: brendan Joseph mcelroy, formerly of Millis and Watertown, died July 6, 2012 at the Norwood Hospital after a sudden illness. He was 33. Born at the

former New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, he was raised in Watertown and Millis. He was a graduate of Trinity Pauling Preparatory School in Paul, New York and had studied liberal arts at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. Brendan has been employed as sporting equipment sales representative for Monkey Sports in Norwood. He operated Brendan McElroy Dynamic Hockey which ran hockey skills camps and clinics. An accomplished player, he played Minor League Hockey for teams in California, New York, Michigan, Canada and Florida. He served as an Assistant Coach to the Junior League Hockey Team the “South Shore Kings” and had been involved with many area hockey rinks. An all around athlete he played baseball as a pitcher and first baseman being an “All League” player in hockey, baseball and football in the Trinity Founders League. He was also an avid golfer who loved animals. Brendan is survived by his parents, Lt. Robert “Bob” McElroy, Watertown Police Dept. (Ret.) and Virginia “Ginger” (Burgess) McElroy, his sisters, Ashley B. McElroy of San Diego, CA and Spc. Madeline “Maddy” A. McElroy, USA of Brooklyn, NY, his fiancée, Rolanda Mercado and her daughter, Gabby as well as his faithful Alaskan Husky “Magyuk”. In addition he leaves his many dear aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was the grandson of the late Robert and Agnes McElroy and Clarence and Gertrude Burgess. See for full obituary, guest book, and additional information.

ham, he was the son of the late Henry A. Morgan Jr. and Lavvenira M. (Palumbo) Morgan and was raised in Millis; he graduated from Millis High School with the class of 1966. He attended Mass Bay Community College and later Bentley College graduating in 1976 with Bachelors of Science in Accounting. He later earned the title CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and for twenty years has been employed by J. Walsh Real Estate Company in Hyde Park, MA. A devoted husband and father, he enjoyed skiing, playing golf, chess and cooking. He enjoyed the beach vacations at Cape Cod and Wells, Maine, traveling to historical places, and being with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Diane M. (Jordan) Morgan, 4 children AnneMarie, John H., Brian R. and Sarah A. Morgan all of Millis, a sister Mary Ann Morgan Stetson and her husband Kenneth of Jupiter, FL, and a brother Robert A. Morgan of Millis. For the guest book, and additional information please go to

millis: ronald h. morgan, age 63, of Millis where he has been a lifelong resident, died June 29, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness surrounded by his loving family. Born in Framing-


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Sports Millis-Hopedale To Compete Again As A Co-op Football Team BY KEN HAMWEY


Millis and Hopedale will team up once again this fall and play football in the Tri Valley League as a merged squad.

“A co-op approval is only meant to run a varsity team,’’ Grant said. “It’s not done to supply players for three levels. We can provide enough players for junior varsity and freshman teams by ourselves.’’

The Co-op Approval Board, a subcommittee of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association, okayed Millis High’s application to compete this fall as a co-op team with Hopedale. The approval enables the two schools to continue their association for the fourth straight year. Millis Athletic Director Chuck Grant addressed the committee in June and presented sufficient facts and figures why Millis isn’t able to field a team independently. “Millis has 25 junior and senior players and Hopedale has seven,’’ Grant said. “And, Millis has six sophomores, giving the two schools a maximum of 38 players for 2012. The committee also asked for future projections but in the end the focus was that the merger helps both parties. Hopedale can offer football and Millis preserves it program.’’ Since the first year of the merger, in 2009, Millis-Hopedale has finished its seasons with records of 56, 3-8 and 10-1 (last year). The 2011 team won the TVL title in the small-school division and advanced to the playoffs where it lost to Mashpee. “I was honest with all our TVL members last year,’’ Grant said. “I told them it looked like we’d have a very good squad. We had a super back in Jim Perkins, who’ll be playing at Merrimack this fall, and we had a two-way lineman in Jon Baker, who as a sophomore already has received three full scholarships to college. “Our league has been very trusting and it’s the TVL athletic directors and principals who’ve helped us stay afloat. Eric Karjel, the president of the TVL, was willing to accompany me to the hearing in case I needed support.’’ The six-member subcommittee approves co-op teams only if two criteria are met — the numbers must justify a merger and the merger is for a varsity program

Grant indicated that Millis likely will be applying for co-op status for the next five years. Based on the number of boys who played football at Millis last year, there are only six seniors projected for 2013 and five for 2014. The committee’s approval for Millis-Hopedale was a one-year agreement for this fall. Grant stressed that projecting enrollments and potential studentathletes is no easy task. What may look exciting one year can easily fade away the next. “Families are always moving in and out of town, going to private schools is an option parents have to make for their children, and there’s always kids choosing soccer,’’ Grant said. “The economy also drives numbers in different directions. A down economy sometimes means kids are coming back to Millis because parents can’t afford the cost of a private school.’’ “I’m glad we’ll have another year with decent numbers,’’ said Millis-Hopedale’s coach, Dale Olmsted. “The merger has made the two schools like one. The kids support each other and it’s great to see Hopedale kids support other Millis teams and the same happens with Millis kids meshing well with Hopedale students. It’s always good when schools get a chance to experience football.’’ Dennis Breen, Hopedale’s Superintendent of Schools and a former football star at Millis, welcomed the news. “The co-op plan has been a perfect fit for both schools and both towns,’’ Breen noted. “Travel is a slight problem but car-pooling has worked, thanks to parents...’’ Grant lauded the MIAA committee, noting that “their concerns and our intent mirrored what a coop program is all about.’’

Where Are They Now? Anstine Starred In Volleyball At Medway, Georgia BY KEN HAMWEY Hadli Anstine was a high-profile volleyball star at Medway High, and she continued to excel as a middle blocker at the University of Georgia.

and Jenna Trombert set the ball so effectively for me.’’ Medway’s state titles came against North Reading, Old Rochester and Seekonk, but x Anstine, a non-league match

The six-footer, who also played basketball and tennis for the Mustangs, was a key cog on Medway’s first three state championship volleyball squads (19891991) and at Georgia she sparked the Lady Bulldogs to four straight NCAA Tournament berths and a No. 12 ranking nationally.

“I’ll never forget the positive sports experiences at Medway,” said Anstine, who is married and has two sons. “We had great players in volleyball and a great coach. The three state titles in volleyball were great thrills and the two others that followed after I left made it five straight. I’d like to think that our group started the school’s volleyball tradition.’’ Anstine, who now is Hadli Daniels, was a blocking machine at Medway. Her timing and her leaps were legendary around the Tri Valley League. She averaged 12 kills per contest and finished her three-year career in volleyball as the Boston Globe’s Division Two Player of the Year. She also was a three-time TVL and Milford News all-star. “The three straight state championships were my top thrills at Medway,” Anstine said. “We were dominant, played like a close-knit family and were motivated by a dynamic coach in Hal Romsey. I played well because Nicole Arzillo

A National Honor Society student, Anstine graduated in 1992 and had scholarship offers to play volleyball. She chose Georgia over Penn State. “I got a lot of recognition and exposure playing club volleyball,” Anstine said. “I liked Georgia. We got to the Sweet 16 my sophomore year but never won the NCAAs. Florida was the power in the SEC but I played my best games against them. We had a couple of our matches televised on ESPN, and that was a thrill.’’

She still holds the Georgia record for career blocks (155) and her hitting percentage of .361 still rates in the college’s top-10. During her four-year collegiate career, Anstine was voted the Southeastern Conference’s freshman of the year and was a four-time SEC academic all-star. For the last 19 years, Anstine has lived in Buford, Ga., where she teaches special education at Buford High and also is the girls volleyball coach.

squads,” Anstine noted.

Hadli Anstine brought her volleyball skills to Georgia. Now, she calls the state home.

against North Quincy rates close to the three state crowns. “North Quincy was a powerhouse in Division One and we beat them in Medway,” Anstine recalled. “Every time I had a kill, fans in the corner would tape a ‘K’ to the wall. I had about 15 that game and you could see the wall covered with them.’’ Anstine played center in basketball, averaging 10 points a game for three varsity campaigns. Defense and rebounding, however, were her strengths. She managed 8 rebounds and 3 blocks a game. “My best game came against Holliston,” Anstine said. “They beat us but I was able to block two shots by Kara Wolters, who later starred for the University of Connecticut.’’ A power hitter in tennis who banked on arm strength, Anstine won about 65% of her matches at No. 1 singles. “We had formidable teams and usually beat our share of TVL

An exercise science major, Anstine returned to Medway after graduating from Georgia in 1996. A year later, however, she headed south, eventually got married and raised her two sons (Aubrey, 13 and Ashton, 7). Getting a masters in special education, Anstine now teaches in grades 9-12 and also is Buford High’s volleyball coach. “We started the program and we’re in our sixth year,” she said. “We went 16-8 one season. Calling her mother (Suzanne) a role model for her encouragement, Anstine and her husband (Juan) spend their leisure time with their children, watching football and bowling. At Medway, Anstine relied on a philosophy of competing hard, winning and having fun. At Georgia, it was very different. “College volleyball is more about self-discipline and winning,” Anstine said. “It was more like a job, but I still loved it.’’ Three state championships at Medway and a plethora of honors and top-rankings at Georgia are reminders that Hadli Anstine played the game at a high-caliber level. Hadli Anstine, now Hadli Daniels, took her volleyball skills from Medway (where she also played basketball and tennis) to the University of Georgia. Now, her husband, two sons and she call Georgia home.

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Sports Cool Off This August at Norfolk Arena is common, but many rinks that have a different philosophy and don’t want to touch public skating, learn to play events, or public hockey because the liability is higher, but we make it a significant part of what we do,” says the forward-thinking Hamilburg, who is currently exploring options for solar power at the Norfolk Arena. For August, the Norfolk Arena offers public skating Monday through Friday, from 1-2:50 p.m., Saturday, from 7-8:50 p.m. and on Sunday from 1-2:50 p.m. (except for August 6-10, when they host summer freestyle camps). Public Skate is $6 per adult/$5 children, and rentals of skates, helmets and

crates are available. Public Hockey is also offered Monday through Friday, from 11-12:50, with added hours of 5-7 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday 1-2 p.m. and Sunday 3-5 p.m. Adult/Child hockey is geared for adults with children under 12 (in full gear) and offered Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. Freestyle on the ice is offered Monday through Friday at 6 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Times vary slightly per day, but you can visit the Norfolk Arena’s website at for more details, or call (508) 5209200. The Norfolk Arena is located at One Dean Street, in Norfolk.

sPring/ summer 2012 “Public sKating” The Norfolk Arena offers year-round fun and chance to cool off in the summer. Shown here with their brand new sign are rink manager Mark LaCroix and owners Shelly and Joseph Hamilburg.

Things are going smoothly at the Norfolk Arena, where, in May, the rink closed for three weeks to redo the ice for the first time in 16 years. The time had come for the sandbased rink to get an icy makeover, and the hard work was worth the professional quality results. This summer is the perfect time to cool off and check out the new ice. Joseph Hamilburg, who runs the Norfolk Arena with his wife, Shelly, purchased the rink on February 23, 1996. At the time, he was helping run the family business, Plymouth Rubber Co. The building, built in 1971, was just a shell when Hamilburg bought it. Originally built as an ice skating rink, it spent a short time in the 1980s as a roller rink before it closed. The rink itself has a sand base, which is somewhat rare, say the Hamilburgs. The process of redoing the ice was very complex and had do be done very carefully. “Sand is actually better than concrete,” says Shelly. “Concrete cracks a lot.” Mark LaCroix, Manager of the rink, explains the process. After

compressors are shut off, doors are opened to help melt the ice. Cool weather in May slowed down the process, turning what was expected to be a 10-day project into a 3-week one. The refrigeration crew and mechanical engineer (Holton Mechanical) then repaired the cold floor, or piping. Next, the sand was regarded with landscape rakes and laser leveled, after which flooding was done, painstakingly slowly, so as not to disturb the sand base. The slurry sand mix was then refrozen. After this layer, another 1/8th of an inch of water was added and re-frozen, then painted white (by Viking ice painting). After another ice layer, lines were painted, followed by another ice layer and then the painting of the logo. After this, about 70 layers of ice were added and frozen, one by one. “We were under the gun, because we had a Dana Farber fundraiser coming up,” says LaCroix, who said that someone from his crew needed to be at the rink for 24 hours a day, three days straight. LaCroix himself slept at the rink. “I give my employees a lot of

credit,” he says. “They really put in the extra effort to get the job done.” And it’s a job he hopes he’ll never have to do again, he laughs. “It’s beautiful, the ice surface,” says Joe Hamilburg. “It came out spectacularly, with virtually no imperfections.” Summertime is a great time to head over to the Norfolk Arena, which is open and has to keep the ice cool all year long. The Hamilburgs pride themselves on providing a family atmosphere for youth hockey, learn to skate programs, Adult/child hockey (a great Spring/Summer program for Dads and their kids), and open freestyle. “Many rink owners have different philosophy, but when I bought this rink, I wanted to model it after many of the old fashioned community rinks I grew up skating in,” says Joe. “Our business is based on kids and families.” Hamilburg points out that the rink hosts a lot of regional youth hockey groups and that public skate. “You might think (public skate)

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August Millis Recreation Programs CHESS WORKSHOP James DellaSelva, August 6-10 Chess is a game of skill based on scientific principles, which can be taught at a very young age. Students will explore and practice basic chess theory. The course will consist of instruction, play and group work on chess problems and games. Students will receive a chess trophy upon completion of the program. Class limited to 12 students. 9-10:30 a.m., ages 5 & 6 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., grades 1-5 SUMMER GYMNASTICS CAMP, Shen’s Gymnastics Academy Kids will enjoy the experience of gymnastics and physical exercise at this camp. No gymnastics expe-

rience necessary! Join us for funfilled days of gymnastics and water activities, (we have a giant inflatable water slide). Activities include climbing the rock wall, trampoline, zip-line, tumbling into our giant foam pit, jump & slide in our new bouncy house, contests, games, arts & crafts, and of course, instructor-led gymnastics. Regardless of the skill level of our campers, our staff focuses on providing the fundamentals of gymnastics in a no-pressure, fun, camp situation. Bring a towel, comfortable clothing or leotard, water, snack and lunch (peanut free) Ages 4-12, $40 per day or $155 per week for 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., or $70 per day or $275 per week from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Session 6, 8-6-8/10 Session 7, 8/13-8/17 Session 8, 8/20-8/24 NATIONWIDE GOLF TOUR CAMP, The Glen Ages 6-9, $160 per session, $135 for Glen Ellen and Kingsbury Club members Session 6, 8/6-8/9 Session 7, 8/13-8/16 Session 8, 8/20-8/23 PRO GOLF TOUR CAMP, The Glen Ages 8-14, $275 per session, $245 for Glen Ellen and Kingsbury Club members Session 6, 8/6-8/9 Session 7, 8/13-8/16 Session 8, 8/20-8/23

SUMMER SPORTS CLINIC, F.A.S.T. Athletics Town Park, Behind Town Hall 8/13-8/17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Ages 6-9, $135 VOLLEYBALL CLINIC, USA Sports Group This clinic is for children from novice to intermediate level. Children will receive coaching and instruction in all volleyball fundamentals and some tactical areas. No matter what volleyball skill level the child is, they will walk away from this clinic more confident in their individual volleyball skill base.

8/6 – 8/10, 3-4:30 p.m. SUMMERFUNWEEK, Millis Recreation Department Daily activities will include games, water play, crafts and more. Join us for some summer fun in the sun (or even the rain)! Please provide a snack, lunch, sunscreen and water bottle. Meet daily at the Rte. 109 side entrance to the gym. Sign up for one or both weeks. A 20% family discount available for each additional child in a family with the first child paying full price. Additional information will be available at sign-up. 8/20-8/24, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ages 5-12, $125

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Winning Summer Gold! Amy Assad, a sophomore at Millis High School this fall, competed in the basketball competition on the Southeast (region) team at the Bay State Summer Games, organized by the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation (MASF). Her team’s overall record was 5-1, and they beat the Metro team on July 15th in the gold medal round. The team was coached by John Depasquale, a 6year veteran coach of the BSG. Amy had competed in the Junior Bay State Games in 7th and 8th grade, and was one of two fresh-

men in this year’s regional team, comprised of girls in grades 9-12, after being encouraged by her varsity coach Dave Fallon. Amy also plays varsity basketball for Millis High, is the goalkeeper for the varsity soccer team, and plays JV softball as well. Outside of Millis, Amy plays D1 AAU basketball for The Mplex in Mansfield, and club soccer for Nova Premier Soccer Club. The Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation, (www., provides quality Olympic-style athletic

competitions and developmental programs for Massachusetts amateur athletes of all ages and abilities. The MASF operates statewide and year-round to promote personal development, education, physical fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship and mutual respect. The MASF is a member of the National Congress of State Games, which is comprised of almost 40 states nationwide that conduct State Games events.

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$459,900 5 curtis lane, medway laina Kaplan & Kathy gruttadauria

ily -Fam i t l mu

$395,000 231 s. main st, sharon

$199,900 40 warren st, upton

Jennifer mcmahon

Jennifer mcmahon & laina Kaplan

ing Pend e l a s

$315,000 217 ridge st, millis robin spangenberg

ome ownh t s u o sPaci

$249,900 55 spencer st., millis robin spangenberg

ing end P e sal

1352 main street, (rte. 109) millis, ma 02054 recently sold ice rKet 43 ticonderoga ln, millis o ma w Pr t e n w 181 Farm st, millis ne

$499,000 39 Populatic st, medway robin spangenberg

e Pric new

$629,900 235 causeway st, millis robin spangenberg

e Pric new

$315,000 2/4 holliston st, medway laina Kaplan & Kathy gruttadauria

g ndin e P e sal

$159,900 7 bayberry circle, millis robin spangenberg

rKet o ma t w ne

$143,000 $239,900 $190,000 627 thurston st, wrentham 11 Kings Forest Path, uxbridge 16 bryon rd #2, chestnut hill Jennifer mcmahon

laina Kaplan & Kathy gruttadauria

laina Kaplan & Kathy gruttadauria

627 main st, millis 1 Pondview, millis 84 Key st, millis 53 Key st, millis 16 clewes rd, millis 12 alma rd, millis 104 oakland st, medway 4 rose rd millis 222 Pleasant st millis 143 dover rd millis 18 hickory dr, medway 12 bow st, millis 134 village st, millis 210 Pleasant st, millis 4 country village way, millis 8 rolling meadow millis 104 oakland st, medway 6 brookview rd millis 39 Pleasant st millis 15 crestview dr, millis 12 george rd millis 10 milford st medway

sale Pending 46 highland, medway 47 van Kleeck, millis 5 center st, medway 255 orchard st, millis 7 bayberry cir millis 14 baltimore st millis

Millis/Medway August 2012 presents their August 2012 Millis/Medway edition!

Millis/Medway August 2012 presents their August 2012 Millis/Medway edition!