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Millis Sends Two Teams to Global Finals Middle Level Structure Team and Secondary Level Improv Team Go to Knoxville By J.D. O’Gara

This year for the first time, two teams from Millis Destination ImagiNation headed to the Global Finals competition, held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville from May 21-24. Both the Middle Level Structure Team and Secondary Level Improv Team represented Millis.

For the first time, Millis Destination Imagination sent two teams, the Millis DI 7-Shrek-e-teers (Middle Level Structure Team and DI Team (Secondary Level Improv Team) to the DI Global Finals, held May 21-24 in Knoxville, TN.

Destination ImagiNation Inc., is devoted to helping kids gain practical life skills through interesting, entertaining and mindboggling challenges. Each year, teams select one of five challenges to work on. All the challenges include a variety of opportunities to learn by doing, but each has its own educational focus such as Mechanical Design, Scientific Exploration, Fine Arts, Improvisation, and Structural and Architectural Design. Children must design, produce and present all of their own work. In addition,

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Rebecca Black wouldn’t have found out about her breast cancer had it not been for a dear friend, Janet Leontie.

When Janet called, back in 2007, to tell her she’d just been diagnosed with breast cancer, says Black, “it reminded me, hey, I was supposed to go get my mammogram back in September. So I got my mammogram and they found something and said we want to do a biopsy. I had invasive lobular cancer.” She and her friend, who had ductal cancer, went through their experiences together, Black undergoing biopsies and radiation, and Leontie undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and a double mastectomy. It was Leontie who suggested they take part in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. “She was just one of those people who loved to laugh,” says Black. “She said, ‘There’s this thing called Relay for Life. I want you to come with me.’ I didn’t really want to go. She

was like an outdoor person, and I would much rather read a book. And it was lovely. Basically, the idea is, you’re raising money, because you always have somebody walking the track.” Although sadly, Janet passed in 2011, Black, of Millis, is now a coordinator for this year’s 3MN Relay for Life, the name encompassing Medway, Millis, Medfield and Norfolk, which will take place at the Medway Middle School, 45 Holliston Street, Medway, on June 13 and 14. As of mid-May, 22 teams were registered for the fourtown event, which begins at 1 p.m. on the 13th and goes all night until the next morning, at 8 a.m. Black notes there are a number of ways to support the Relay for Life. Most, she says, make a donation. “Anyone who joins a team sets a goal, and they do whatever they can to meet that

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goal. Some teams do separate fundraisers. There’s a bowla-thon, and Chevrolet has this thing online, Paint the Town Purple, that every person who clicks on it makes a donation and it turns your Facebook profile purple. Purple is the color of survivors. Purple is the color of the Relay,” says Black. In fact, the 3MN Relay for Life is easily found on Facebook. “One of the wonderful things about the Relay is that it is such a community event, young and old can come together to support this cause,” says Tammy Coutts, of Millis, who’s putting together this year’s event. “With our team, we have older adults from our church walk and raise money, some of them are survivors themselves. The Relay is a great way for them to participate, because it is simple

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walking and fellowship. Other charity events can be more physical, like the 3-day walk, running a 5K or biking, which our older team members may not be able to endure. The Relay is perfect for any age.” The whole event, says Black, kicks off with a Survivors Walk. A survivor is anyone who has lived or is living with cancer. The Survivors walk includes the survivor as well as their caregivers. After the walk, a survivor’s dinner is part of the event, and the 3MN Relay’s survivor dinner is donated by Roche Bros. At the event, says Black, teams hold fundraisers as well, and so the public is encouraged to come and support the cause. “You can buy luminaria bags,” says Black. “You decorate the bag with the person’s name, pictures, flowers and they line them around the track. At sunset, they light them, and

we walk in silence around the track, sometimes to a song. It’s really a beautiful ceremony.” Some of the rounds are sponsored rounds, usually with a theme. “Last year, we had one with boys dressed as princesses,” says Black. Oftentimes the sponsored rounds are fun themes. “I have found it to be a wonderful opportunity for us as parents, to be able to open up our children’s world to what charity is all about. They have learned, through the Relay, that walking is helping those in need,” says Coutts. Black, who is an Episcopalian minister who posted a challenge to Episcopal diocese in honor of bishop Tom Shaw, says she’s often involved in fundraisers, but that the Relay for Life was an “eye-opener” for her. “One of the things I found out about the American Cancer

Society is that they don’t just support research, they support advocacy and try to pass laws to improve the quality of life for people with cancer. They support bills to make it likely that more insurance will pay for cancer treatment, and they cover the spectrum.” Sponsors are still being sought for the 3MN Relay for Life, according to American Cancer Society’s Mike O’Brien, who notes that Configli Construction was one of the first to come aboard as well. “We are always looking for things like food and items we can get for raffles, too,” says O’Brien. Any kind of in-kind donation we can get or a monetary donation.” Companies interested in sponsoring the Medway Relay can contact For more information on the June 13-14 event,

The Circus is Coming to Millis! Kelly Miller Circus Performs June 30, Two Shows

For one day and one day only, the Kelly Miller Circus will make its debut in the town of Millis on June 30th. , thanks to the Millis Recreation Department.

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a brochure,” says Kris Fogarty, of the Millis Recreation Department. Fogarty explains that folks can come watch the circus tent set up, complete with elephants, that day between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

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The 3MN American Cancer Society Relay for Life will take place starting at 1 p.m. on June 13 and run until 8 a.m. on June 14 at Medway Middle School. Walkers will walk the relay all night, and special events include a survivor’s lap, a survivor’s dinner and a special lap where luminaria bags such as this are lit in memory of those touched by cancer who are no longer among us.

Showtimes for the Kelly Miller Circus will be 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and advance tickets are $10 for those aged 12+, $6 for children aged 3-11 and free for those under two. Advance tickets are available at the Millis Recreation Department, Roche Bros. Supermarket in Millis or online at www.kellymillercircus. com. Same day prices rise to $15 for individuals ages 12+ or $7 for those aged 3-11. Fogarty says she contacted the circus as a change from the carnival that has graced the town in the past couple of years, as she thought a change might be nice. She says she hopes to work with those who run the carnival again in the future, but this year wanted something different.

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they also take part in quickthinking Instant Challenges. “This is the first year Millis has had two teams go to Globals,” say DI Coach Michelle Jones,” and it’s the first time we’ve had a team go two consecutive years.” Jones notes that 42 states and 16 countries participate in this competition, often described as “Olympics of the Mind.” Over 1,400 teams compete. The Middle Level Structure Team, coached by Michelle

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Jones with help from Ben Jones, is actually headed to Globals for the second time, as it went last year as the “Millis DI Heroes.” This year calling themselves the “Millis DI 7 Shrek-e-teers,” team members and 6th graders Finn Day, Mia Coutts, Colby Jones, Kendra Zarnofsky, Ella Borst, Tommy DeMarzo and Will Bouret came up with a winning structure made solely out of bass and balsa wood, wood glue and fishing line, a creation that weighed just 25.96 grams yet supported 630 pounds. The structure portion of the contest was accompanied by a skit. As they did

last year, the boys of the team chose to take on the structure portion of the challenge. The girls of the team decided to take on the skit part of the challenge. Jones explains that although parents cannot help build or give participants any solutions to challenges, they can supply the students with knowledge to arm them for the challenges. “We can teach kids skill sets,” says Jones, “you teach them about concepts; you don’t tell them how to solve.” For example, she says, last year’s challenge had to do with twist-

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ing, so Jones had her team explore what would happen on the face of structures as they twisted. The coach would also provide different materials that the kids could manipulate to see what was strongest and what made the material stronger or weaker. Jones also advised her team on how to work on problems by breaking them down to solve them.

Shearns and Kyle Davis. This is the third time Jones’ team has made it to Globals.

On the high school level, the Secondary Level Improv Team, which has been coached by Ben Jones since the third grade, includes Brian Reilly, Ben McAuliffe, Bekah Kohls, Kendall Jones, Jake Steeves, Casey

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“I work with the kids on story development, integration and presentation,” says Jones, who explains that the kids bond just as they would in team sports. “They have lifelong friendships now,” says Michelle Jones. “DI just bonds kids.”

Medway to Unroll New Recycling Program June 30 By J.D. O’Gara

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Starting on June 23, Medway households will be receiving 96-gallon carts for recycling from Waste Management and the Town of Medway. The new cart project was funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). The new blue carts are for recycling only, which will begin on June 30, 2014, alongside curbside solid waste in the Town’s PAYT yellow Medway trash bags every other week.

• Tin and steel cans

The following items may be placed in the recycling carts: • Chip and boxboard • Paper bags • Phone books and catalogs

The recycling carts are property of the town of Medway, which urges residents to take proper care of them. This includes cleaning the cart periodically, making sure all single stream recycling materials ft inside your cart with the lid closed, and keeping the lid closed to keep animals out. Residents should place carts three feet away from the curb with the arrows on the cart pointed toward the street. Cars should be parked at least five feet away from the carts, which should be pulled by the handle provided. Residents who have demonstrated physical limitations

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Millis Author Takes New Spin on Mafia Butterflies Wake to Launch June 24 Thanks to popular movies and television series, most of us have a good idea of what mafia

machismo might look like, but could a mob dominated by females be possible? What might give birth to such an organization, and how might it operate?

tions Millis author Arlene Lagos, author of the Beyond Earth series, explores in her new book, Butterflies Wake, which will launch on June 24th.

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“I wanted to create something, television, film, something that exposed strong women,” says Lagos. “As everyone complains, there are no strong female characters, and when there are, they’re written like men, like ‘insert female here.’ Where are the days of Sarah Connor from Terminator or Sigourney Weaver in Alien? Those are great roles, but you haven’t seen them in a decade,” says Lagos. About four years ago, Lagos came up with an idea to write a television show, one that was written for women by women and “not Angelina Jolie jumping onto a moving train in spandex.” She gave some thought as to how women would operate.

Women from the Medway and Millis area have been getting into the role of feminine vigilante with the Butterfly Project, a series of photos promoting Butterflies Wake, by Arlene Lagos, which will launch this month. Photo by Arlene Lagos.

“Women are thinkers. We’re not going to come out shooting. We would rather manipulate you mentally than shoot you in the face,” says Lagos. Originally, Lagos wrote it as a pilot for a TV series. She later launched a Kickstarter

campaign to turn it into an independent 20-minute short film, which was all she could afford at the time. Lagos’ mafia starts out as a neighborhood watch, and the main character, Camille, is beaten by her husband within an inch of her life and left to die. Two neighbors, women, bring her home, and her husband is never seen again. Camille eventually becomes “la madrina” of the group. Lagos has gotten local women from the Millis and Medway area involved in promoting her book, a project she’s entitled “The Butterfly Project,” in which women are depicted, tongue in cheek style, taking protecting each other into their own hands. “These women are not out for money, not out for personal vengeance as much as they are to send a message that they are not going to allow injustice to

continue,” says the author. “The Butterfly Project is about taking photos of women protecting themselves. The purpose of the photos are to say we are not afraid and you are not alone,” says Lagos. “It’s not just a book, for me. It’s an idea. It’s a conversation about women protecting themselves.” Find out more about ­ utterflies Wake on Facebook B or at http://butterflieswake.


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Millis Lions Club Names Lion of Year, Appoints New Officers Debbie Hayes has been awarded the Lion of the Year by the Millis Lions Club in recognition of her service to the Millis Lions, Lions Clubs International and her dedication and commitment to the community and citizens of Millis.

King Lion, Lauree Ricciardelli and Club Secretary, Julio Fontecchio presented Debbie Hayes with the Club’s highest honor, Lion of the Year award at the Club’s May 6th monthly meeting.

Hayes has been a Millis Lion since 2010 and has chaired/ served on many of the Club’s fundraising events and committees. In addition to serving at the Club level, Hayes has been/ and will continue to be involved on the District level, becoming the co-chair of the District’s Diabetes Initiative along with Millis Lion, Julio Fontecchio.

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president, will be stepping down on June 30th and will hand the reins over to incoming King Lion, Debbie Hayes. “I have very impressive shoes to fill,” said president-elect, Debbie Hayes. “Lauree has been a mentor and an inspiration to the women of the Millis Lions Club, and to the women of our community. She embodies Lionism, volunteerism, commitment and compassion. I am very pleased that I was asked to join her cabinet and that I will be following in her footsteps. She has blazed a trail for our Club and its up-coming officers, and I hope to continue the work that she, and all of our past presidents, have initiated. It is truly an honor to work with these dedicated individuals.” The 2014-2015 Millis Lions Club officers are: President, Debbie Hayes; 1st Vice President, Carol Baker; 2nd Vice

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New Garden Club Sprouts in Medway Medway Petal Pushers Welcomes Beginners and Experts By J.D. O’Gara Do you like flowers? How about planting? Those are pretty much the only requirements of Medway’s new garden club, which calls itself the Medway Petal Pushers. Members of the new group added a floral touch with their first membership table ever at the 20th Medway Pride Day.

would be fun” to start a garden club.” “We wanted to beautify the town and have fun doing it,” says Charlene Tingley, who says that gardeners at all levels are welcome. The fledgling

“This was our first attempt (to get members),” joked Nancy Vinton, at the festival.

group, she says, has gotten some good tips from the Millis Garden Club, which Tingley calls “wonderful.” Open to beginners and experts, the Petal Pushers hope to do some projects around Medway, including putting gardens

in at the Medway Police and Fire Departments as well as the Welcome to Medway sign, doing day trips and garden tours, sharing plants and gardening tips and learning more through lectures. Although the Medway Petal

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Charles River Bank Hosts Boston Children’s Hospital Blood Drive Charles River Bank, Milford Area Chamber of Commerce and Medway Lions Club will be sponsoring a community blood drive to benefit Boston

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No Rain for Medway Pride! By J.D. O’Gara

Despite a wet field, the sun was shining on May 17th for Medway’s 20th Pride Day Celebration. Steady rain that lasted until the morning of the event threatened to cancel the event, but blue skies triumphed, and the event was moved to the front parking lot of the Medway Middle School. The move curtailed some of the stage acts and activities, but overall, the day was fun for all, and the event was more visible to Holliston Street travelers than ever. Here are a few glimpses of the day. Long time volunteers Doug Downing, Patty Downing, Lorry White and Gordon White chat with Karen Spilka on Pride Day.

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The event began in the morning, with the annual bike parade. Photo by Arlene Lagos. Plenty of nonprofit groups sold treats for fundraisers, like this Relay for Life team and the Charles River Chorale.

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Medway Community Church to Host Free Wilderness Escape Medway Community Church will host a summer vacation Bible school called “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides� from July 21 to July 25. Kids will step back in time at Wilderness Escape, where they will explore what life was like for the ancient Israelites. They will explore the Israelite camp tents, visit Moses, and laugh as they play games and dance to lively songs. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day your kids will travel

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drop-off and late pick-up options as well. A C.I.T. program, for children entering grades 9 and up, is also available at a discounted rate. The head instructors are energetic, highlyqualified and certified teachers. Each themed week includes a wide variety of age-appropriate enrichment activities, fitness programs, special guests, two afternoons of swim at the Y in Franklin, and tons of fun on our enormous waterslide!

cal theatre programs, Stony Brook wildlife explorations, sports with F.A.S.T. Athletics and Skyhawks, robotics, a Red Cross Babysitting Training course, golf at Maplegate and Glen Ellen Country Clubs, farming-fun at the Medway Community Farm, field hockey, running clinics, and swimming lessons at the Franklin YMCA. Information for teen courses in Pediatric First Aid & CPR, driver’s education and SAT prep, as well as fitness and golf programs for adults, are also included in the brochure. Join us for a summer of fun!

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Club Z! In Home Tutoring Answers The Call by Jane

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The parent on the phone sounds both frustrated and desperate. “I want to help her, but it’s been twenty-five years since I took these classes. I don’t even recognize the terms they’re using!” For Dede Mill, the owner of Club Z! In Home Tutoring in Medway, this is the reason she went into the tutoring business. “Not only do I know what you mean,” she says, “but I think I have just the tutor for your daughter. Can I meet with your family on Wednesday?” Although some students do fine in a classroom with two dozen students, many students find they thrive with one-on-one attention from a tutor. Club Z! In Home Tutoring has tutors available to meet students in their homes for help in a wide range of subjects, including math, reading, foreign languages, and test prep for all standardized tests. Club Z!’s matching process is vital to their success. “We spend time on the phone with our families,” says Mill. “Then we personally meet with every one before we try to match with a tutor. The student is involved in the process so we can get a good sense from both the student and the family of what’s happening. It takes all that

information to make the best possible match.” There are no long-term contracts with Club Z!. The tutoring relationship continues as long as the student wants. “We tend to see quick results with one-on-one tutoring, often within weeks, but sometimes families don’t want to let go. They like having that kind of support in their home.” Because the tutors work oneon-one with the student, they can often help a student with organizational skills and general study habits, benefitting the student in every subject. Moreover, having the tutor work in the student’s home means the tutor can help the student develop a plan for studying well on his or her own. With an extensive roster of tutors certified to teach special education students, Club Z! has good success with children who might require extra help in addition to academic support. “We use only certified teachers for our elementary school-age students, and a mix of certified teachers and degreed

Since tutoring deals with the whole child, a good tutor-tostudent match is imperative. “We want to make sure we choose someone this student will work well with. They get the same person every time, so it’s somebody who really gets to know them academically and personally. Every session, they’re able to pick up right where they left off.” The tutor customizes each session to the student’s own curriculum. “Wherever possible we’re using their books, their quizzes, their tests, anything they have trouble with.” This gives each student a sense of ownership in the process, when they see the relationship between their at-home work and their at-school work. “Students feel it’s directly related to what they’re doing in school, helping with their project, their paper, not just writing about random things but about what they need to do.” Mill adds, “We can work directly with the student’s teachers and guidance counselors. The teacher may want us to reinforce subjects from class or instead to concentrate on separate areas. That’s teamwork, and that’s beautiful.”

Academics isn’t just about facts or memory. “Many of these students lack study and organizational skills, so our tutors integrate organizational skills into everything we do.” A one-on-one tutor can identify organizational issues quickly and give students tactics to help tackle their assignments. “We also work with student athletes and their very rigorous schedules. They need organizational skills to balance all of it.” And for the big challenge their parents never had to deal with: “The technology: how to balance the distractions of cell phones, texting, and the internet. How do we fit study and organizational skills in so they have dedicated time?” Summer brings about its own challenges. “Whether they do well during the school year or not,” says Mill, “all students worked hard to get up to their current level in reading or math or a foreign language, and then they take two months off. That’s a lot of time to forget.” So Club Z! developed summer tutoring programs for both reinforcement of weak areas and maintenance of a student’s strengths. “If we can anticipate some of the things that will happen next year, it will boost their confidence,”

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Mill explains. “For example, if they’re starting geometry next September and they have insight into it now, they start with more confidence. The summer is also the perfect time to prepare for the SAT or ACT, or for private school entrance exams.” Plus, most students have some gaps in their learning, and they can fill those gaps over the summer. “This is true for honors students as well as students taking a more entry-level class,” says Mill. “Summer is a great opportunity to prep because they don’t have the pressure of school at the same time.” From the match-making process to the results in the form of higher test scores and greater satisfaction in school, Mill says, “I never anticipated how rewarding it would be. I’ve had people cry on the phone with relief that we can help. Or they’ve just gotten bad SAT scores in the mail and they call. Phone calls are so positive, and then I get to go to the homes and get to meet these really great families. And then actually helping the student, it’s positive-positive-positive!” Club Z! In Home Tutoring provides one-on-one tutoring in students’ homes throughout the Metrowest area. To find out about in-home tutoring for your family, you can call (508) 533-1959 or visit http://www.clubztutoring. com/metrowest.

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LIVING HEALTHY Yoga Tip for Being at Ease Addie Alex, Light of the Heart Yoga™ Walking starts with standing. This is Mountain pose, the first of many poses related to walking. It is the pose of being at ease while standing. How do you take that sense of ease into walking? Simply stand up!

Be aware of your posture as you walk. Use your legs, toes and abdominals instead of your back. Feel that your hip creases are open verses folder over into a forward bend. Walking with the trunk of your body lurching forward requires your back muscles to tighten up. Instead be upright. Use your legs and

toes to propel you forward instead of your spine. In this way, walking can be exhilarating without giving you a pain in your back. Becoming aware of your breathing can cause it to change, relax and be more easeful!

Eating Disorder Support Moves to Medway Library, Thursdays

Eating Disorders Anonymous ( EDA ), which currently meets at St. Joseph Parish, Downstairs, 151 Village St., Medway on Wednesday nights from 7 - 8 p.m. will be moving to Medway Public Library, Downstairs, 26 High St. Medway, beginning Thursday nights from 7- 8 p.m., June

5, 2014 and will meet every Thursday Night. The group is opened to those with a desire to recover from an eating disorder, and is only open to those with an eating disorder. Contact Shirley (508) 533-4517,

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LIVING HEALTHY June 2014 Events at Millis Council on Aging Pre Diabetes Screenings VNA Care Network & Hospice will be here on Friday, June 27th from 10-12 to present their Pre-Diabetes Program: 5 Signs That Put You at Risk. Get the facts and protect yourself so you may remain healthy. The program includes: Initial and follow-up screenings, education and tips to improve numbers, and individualized follow-up with nurse. Please take advantage of this free program. Appointments are available from 10-12 after a brief presentation. Please call and schedule an appointment today.

Introduction to Astrology “Our Night Sky” is a richly illustrated 6 lecture course that

gives you an unrivaled tour around the sky while teaching you about the science, culture, technology, and pure pleasure of stargazing. Our Night Sky focuses on the view from the Northern hemisphere, reflecting the origins of the most familiar constellations in this region. Whether you are a novice observer or an old hand at astronomy who needs a refresher on constellation and star names, locations, lore, and what to expect from season to season, this is the series for you. Please join us on Monday, June 2nd at 12 p.m. for the first of six 1 hour lectures. Reservations are encouraged.

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Every Wednesday in June at 11:30 a.m.. Join us for pizza and ice cream sundaes with all the fixings. Please call Kathy at 376-7056 to sign up so we may plan accordingly. Free Exercise Classes Thanks to the Millis Lions Club and the Millis Cultural Council we are now able to provide exercise classes free of charge. We have a 62 inch flat screen TV and two Strength Training DVDs These DVD’s cover stretching, balance and weight lifting. It is appropriate for the novice or experienced exerciser.

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LIVING HEALTHY Diabetes and the Eye By: Roger M. Kaldawy, M.D., Milford Franklin Eye Center

The longer a person has diabetes, the higher their chances of developing diabetic retinopathy. This disease of the retina can occur with all types of diabetes. This is now a leading cause of blindness in American adults and the most common diabetic eye disease, affecting an estimated 4.1 million adults over the age of 40 in the United States. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when prolonged periods of high blood sugar levels cause damage to the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye. The retina is the film at the back of the eye, which receives light images and sends them to the brain. A healthy retina is essential for good vision. These

blood vessels initially become leaky when damaged by high sugar in the blood, and then may become blocked off. The leaky vessels can lead to spots of bleeding on the retina. In addition, fluid and exudates (fats) escape from the leaky blood vessels on to the retina. This may also cause swelling, known as edema of the retina. The blocked vessels can starve the retina of oxygen, leading to the growth of new abnormal vessels from the retina, and damage to the retina due to lack of oxygen (ischemia).Good control of diabetes by controlling the blood sugar level helps to reduce the chances of developing retinopathy. Risk factors for diabetic retinopathy include poor blood sugar control, protein in your urine, high blood pressure, the longer you’ve had diabetes and

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high cholesterol and triglycerides. There are three main types of diabetic retinopathy: nonproliferative, proliferative and maculopathy. These are not different diseases, but they are different stages of the same condition. This means the type you have may change as the disease progresses. It’s also possible to have more than one type at once. In non-proliferative retinopathy (also called background retinopathy), small areas of swelling in the blood vessel walls form blebs (microaneurysms) on the retina. Other tiny yellow patches of hard exudates (fats from the blood) and other areas of bleeding (hemorrhage) appear as dots and blots. This type of retinopathy is not sight-threatening, but needs to be monitored by your ophthalmologist. Proliferative retinopathy is the most dangerous type of diabetic retinopathy. It causes no symptoms until it is very advanced. In proliferative retinopathy, some of the tiny blood vessels in the retina become blocked. In response to this lack of blood in the retina, new abnormal blood vessels grow. Although these

new vessels are trying to help by bringing in more oxygen, they are fragile and may bleed into the eye (vitreous hemorrhage), stimulate the formation of scar tissues that can cause the retina to peel away from the back of the eye (detachment) and cause a reduction in vision. If these new, abnormal blood vessels were left untreated, they could eventually lead to blindness. Furthermore, these abnormal blood vessels increase the likelihood of a type of glaucoma that is very difficult to treat. The area of the retina we use most is called the macula. It provides our central vision and is essential for clear, detailed vision. In maculopathy, the hemorrhages, exudates and swellings occur in the macula. This may interfere with vision, particularly for reading and seeing fine details. The diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy is made by examining the back of the eye (retina), using special instruments. Diabetic retinopathy will not affect vision until it is at an advanced stage. This means it’s usually detected by routine checks, making regular eye examinations a must for people with diabetes. It is crucial for

all people with diabetes to be screened for diabetic retinopathy on an annual basis. Diabetic retinopathy is not entirely preventable, but it’s clear that long-term good control of diabetes helps to reduce your risk. If you smoke, stop smoking. Check and control your cholesterol and blood pressure. Do not miss screening eye appointments. Diabetic retinopathy treatment can vary from observation, to laser treatment to more recent high tech interventions (intravitreal anti VEGF injections) designed to stop the growth of new abnormal blood vessels. In rare cases eye surgery is necessary. Our center and ophthalmologists have state of the art equipment to diagnose and treat many eye problems, including diabetic retinopathy. We are proud to have a dedicated retina specialist in our practice, specializing in the treatment of diabetic eye disease. With the addition of the new specialist, we continue to bring to our practice world class eye care closer to home. For more details, see our ad on this page.

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LIVING HEALTHY Weight Loss Through NRF Technology Explained: Dr. Dirk Johns Dr. Dirk Johns’ technology is a scientific breakthrough that allows the body to communicate its needs without any guessing. Comparisons to the baseline allow for analysis to determine biological preferences, biomarkers out of range, and areas in which the body may be deficient or unbalanced. NRF technology takes a hormonal fingerprint to determine the exact blueprint a person needs to bring their body into an optimal state of fat-burning or health. NRF technology is so advanced and specific, it

can determine hormone imbalances. Once these hormones are balanced and the metabolism is re-set, fat loss becomes easy. Currently, only Dr. Dirk Johns is certified to use this technology in Massachusetts. As more people become aware of the state of the art technology, they are traveling from greater and greater distances. There is no longer any need to go another day being overweight! NRF technology will determine EXACTLY what your body is missing, and allow you to lose 20-40 pounds or more in 40 days. Call for an appointment today! (508) 634-2444

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Exercise is so much more fun with others. Give it a try on any Monday, Tuesday or Thursday from 9:00-9:50 and Wednesdays from 12-12:45 or 1-1:50. No need to sign up just come on down.

Podiatrist, Dr. Cooper

Dr. Cooper provides routine foot care every other month here at the Center and will be here on Wednesday, June 4th

from 9-11. The cost is $30 at the Center and this is one doctor who will do home visits ($50).

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Block Island ~ June 26 ~ $99.00 PP Sightseeing Tour, Full Course Luncheon at the National Hotel, Ferry Tour. Leaves Millis at 8:45 a.m. and returns at 7:00 p.m. Foxwoods ~July 8 ~ $24.00 PP

Includes Luxury coach, $25.00 Casino Bonus, Buffet coupon worth $15.00 and $10.00 Lucky Seven Keno. Bus leaves Millis at 8:15 a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Lake Winnipesaukee Cruise ~July 24 ~ $74.00 PP Narrated Cruise, Buffet Luncheon and Scenic Sights. Leaves Millis at 9:00a.m. and returns at 5:30 p.m. Contact Linda at 376-7051 for reservations

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He Literally Wrote the Book on Sand Training APECS/CrossFit Tri-Valley Offers Unique Sand Training Opportunities Getting through an interview with Jason Shea, owner of Athlete Performance Enhancement Centers (APECS)/CrossFit Tri-Valley at 276 Village Street in Medway, was tough. To be honest, my lower back was killing me, and I wasn’t comfortable sitting, only standing. I’d walked into the right place. Shea insisted we talk about how I might modify my exercise regimen to eliminate my pain before we got down to the business of his business, APECS Strength and Conditioning/CrossFit Tri-Valley, which has recently celebrated 10 years of business and 1 year at his new location. “I truly enjoy this. It gives me an opportunity to help people succeed, whatever their goals are,” says Shea. Shea notes that in addition to training over 500 athletes a year, he rehabs many people who’ve been injured. He and his staff work meticulously close with these clients to ensure they’re conditioning properly. Now that the weather is nice, a unique, 100x40-foot sand training pit exemplifies just how cuttingedge APECS/CrossFit TriValley really is. In April, Shea, a

columnist for Gatehouse Media, published an article, which appeared in Metrowest Daily News and other Wicked Local publications, on the benefits of sand training. This month, his book, Sand Training for Sports, will hit the virtual bookstore shelves of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. “I’ve always felt that sand training was one of the most effective tools for training athletes” says Shea, who lives with his wife, photographer Wendy Shea, and their two children in Franklin. “On average training in the sand requires 30% more mechanical work, which leads to nearly 2x greater caloric expenditure. There’s also much less muscle protein breakdown and soreness associated with doing same exact activities on the sand.” In fact, the private beach volleyball court was one of the features that attracted him to the new APECS/CrossFit Tri-Valley location. “I was able to combine what we do inside with what we do outside, without having to travel,” says Shea, “and then, once I delved deeper into the research for the book, I learned just how effective sand training can be.”

Shea explains that studies have shown that participants burn 2.1 to 2.7 times more calories walking and 1.6 times more calories running on sand than they do on a hard surface. “You have to work to sprint, accelerate, cut, and jump in the sand. Your foot will slide through the sand as you drive off it,” says Shea. “This requires much greater calf and hamstring activity, leading to enhanced results in speed, agility, and vertical jump.” Shea points to a study published in the Sports Medicine and Doping Studies Journal that tested two groups of athletes in different agility tests. The first group trained for 10 weeks on a hard surface, and the second group trained in sand. Both groups improved, but the hard surface group saw just a .7 second increase in their speed in the T test, versus an improvement of 2.1 seconds in the sand group. The sand group also made significant improvements over the hard surface group in other agility tests. “We have also created a CrossFit in the Sand training model, with a huge variety of exercises. We are carrying implements, throwing weights and kettlebells, pushing atlas stones, jumping, sprinting, dragging sleds, loading wheelbarrows, and going through obstacle courses. We have three Olympic weight lifting platforms

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and a ten bar chin up rig on the perimeter. We have people coming from all over to try this. It is a CrossFit workout like no other. Not only are people burning more calories working out on sand, but also they can add these elements to dramatically amplify calorie expenditure. This is all in my book, which has dozens of sand training exercises, a lot people may not have seen.” “Training in the sand is more demanding on the body. The sand requires greater activation of the stabilizer muscles when running and cutting,” says Mike Lane, a former football player for Medfield and Endicott College planning and training for a career in law enforcement. “I wish I had the luxury of this sandpit when I was a football player. I really like the mental toughness aspect of sand training.” Sand training, stresses Shea, is just one part of the overall umbrella of training at APEC/ CrossFit. “Each day is different in the CrossFit classes. The teams and athletes follow programs designed around their structural imbalances and needs of their sport,” says Shea, who holds a master’s degree in Human Movement, is an adjunct professor of Exercise Science at Dean College in Franklin, the Massachusetts Municipal Police Health and

Wellness Coordinator, a board member of the Hockomock YMCA and author of three other books in addition to Sand Training for Sports. There’s no question, then, why APEC/CrossFit Tri-Valley is and has been the choice for multiple state title teams, high school Super bowl teams, league champion teams, Massachusetts players of the year, high school and college All-Americans, professional athletes and Olympic hopefuls, nearly two dozen individual league MVPs, and league all-stars from towns as far as Providence and Springfield, as well as a primary training referral for numerous doctors and physical therapists. “A big part of what we do is educate, we don’t just train,” says Shea. “We want students and adults to understand why we do this. We offer the CrossFit program as our adult classes, while the APECS side of the business is reserved for the athletes, teams, and private training.” Gym hours are 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., M-TH, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 9-noon Saturday, closed weekdays from noon-3. For more information, visit http://www. or APECS Facebook page, APECSMedway. or call (508) 533-9005.

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Millis Girl Scouts Hold Registration Event June 2 & 4 The Girl Scouts of Millis will hold fall registration from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 2nd and Wednesday, June 4th at the Millis Public Library in the Local History Room. Girl Scouting provides a wonderful environment for girls to explore and try new things. Activities are geared toward developing lifelong skills. This includes team work, leadership and responsibility. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts welcomes all girls ages 5 –18 (K-High School), embracing every aspect of diversity. Parents are encouraged to register online at and forward registration confirmation emails to Girl registration membership is $25. Financial aid is available. We also encourage adults to become members. For additional information about the Millis Service Unit, check out the website at http://www. For specific registration information contact Kathy Brunsdon (508) 376-9575 or email

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Medway Community Farm Summer Solstice 5k Medway Community Farm’s 6th annual 5k is being held a little later this year - in celebration of the start of summer and the longest day of the growing season!

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2014 Summer Guitar Workshops with Steve Marchena Guitar 101 (Beginner) This class is an introduction to guitar playing. We will begin by studying both the names of the notes on each string and the basic open position chords. Next, we will focus on the art of strumming and then apply this core knowledge to create basic accompaniments for a wide variety of popular tunes. Basic improvisation and use of the capo are also covered. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner. Survey Of Guitar Styles (Intermediate) Essential rhythm and lead guitar techniques are explored, focusing on Blues, Jazz, Rock and Classical styles. Other styles covered are Country, Pop, Folk, Flamenco and Heavy Metal. This class is suitable for students who already have a strong working knowledge of basic open position chords. Advanced Guitar Technique Workshop (Advanced) We will survey and develop the most advanced guitar techniques including: string skipping, alternate picking, sweep picking, finger picking, finger tapping and a variety of harmonic techniques. This class is suitable for students who have a strong working knowledge of barre chords and pentatonic scales. Weekly one hour class starting June 11.



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D-Day Presentation June 5th at Medway Senior Center June 6th will mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and to commemorate the event, Professor Gary Hylander will be doing a Presentation on D-Day at the Medway Senior Center, at 76 Oakland Street, Medway on Thursday, June 5th at 2 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call the Medway Council on Aging at (508) 533-3210.

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Millis Students Get Moving Children, Parents Join in National Walk to School Day By J.D. O’Gara On May 7, students from the Clyde F. Brown Elementary School (and additional students from Millis Middle School) participated in the National Walk to school day, organized by school nurse Diane Danehy. Students and parents met at the Church of Christ parking lot to walk up. Danehy explains that, in October, students participated in an International Walk to school day, and that the National Walk was a perfect addition and a great way to start the day, especially for third-grade students taking MCAS. “The morning was energized - it reminded parents of the simple memory and fun of walking to school. I wanted to take it beyond that 1 day - but it requires time and people to organize. The National walk

to school day was a perfect addition to October’s walk. My wish for next year is to at least walk to school once a month - or even better once a week! We could try a walking school bus. Essentially it is a change in community culture - wake up a little earlier, eat breakfast, avoid the car congestion driving to school and in the parking lot and join your neighbors in walking to school,” says Danehy, who says walking and bicycling to school encourages regular physical activity and encourages healthy habits that can last a lifetime. She cites U.S. Department of Health and Human Services statistics that recommend “children and adolescents get one hour or more of physical activity each day.” “We truly support the theory that exercise improves mental clarity, as the blood and oxygen flow to the brain is increased.

A nice side effect is that it also reduces anxiety,” says Danehy, who quotes a recent report from the Institute of Medicine asserting “children who are more active show greater attention, have faster cognitive processing speed and perform better on standardized academic tests than children who are less active.” CFB has offered the BOKS program (Build our Kids Success) for 2 years now. The goal of the BOKS program is to have a positive impact on a student’s education, fitness level, confidence, discipline and healthy habits. CFB also starts each morning with a few minutes of exercise following the morning pledge, culminating in dancing Fridays - where a minute or two of dancing follow the morning exercises.

Millis students got up a little earlier on May 7 to participate in National Walk to school day, with the local effort organized by Clyde F. Brown school nurse Diane Danehy. Danehy cites the benefits of regular exercise on health and learning and hopes to see the movement grow to a monthly, or even weekly walk next year. Photo by Arlene Lagos.

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June 1, 2014

Sports Medway Ultimate Frisbee Gains Footing by

Christopher Tremblay

In 1968, a group of students at Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey created a sport that resembles many traditional sports in its athletic requirements. Combining the non-stop movement and the athletic endurance of soccer,

mixed with the aerial passing skills of football, the game of ultimate Frisbee was born.

80 countries by an estimated 7 million men, women, boys and girls.

Using a Frisbee or flying disc, two teams of seven play on a field very similar to football. The object is to move the Frisbee down the field an into the opposition’s end zone by throwing and catching the Frisbee as you do so. Once the Frisbee is caught a player may not advance the Frisbee by running, he must stop and can only pivot to get off a pass to another member of his team, much like the game of basketball. Turnovers occur either after a team has scored, dropped a pass, had one intercepted, thrown the Frisbee out or bounds or an individual is caught holding the Frisbee for more than ten seconds.

Last year, Medway became yet another high school in the state of Massachusetts (around 70 now) to field a varsity squad. Although starting late in the season the Mustangs went 2-4, but have improved drastically in just one short season. Currently Medway is 7-1, having only fallen to a very good Nipmuc team. As the Mustangs play through their second season, if not for the players it may have ever become a varsity sport in Medway.

Another unique part of Ultimate Frisbee is that it is governed by Spirit of the Game, a tradition of sportsmanship that places the responsibility of fair play being placed on the participants instead of referees. The sport is played in more than

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“It was actually the kids who went to (Athletic Director) Rob Pearl to express a desire to have the sport brought into the school,” Coach Todd Brodeur said. “The it was golf coach Craig Dowdell, who hooked me up with Pearl.” Brodeur, a two time freestyle Frisbee champion with his partners Paul Kenny and Larry Imperiale in Italy (2004) and Germany (2006), came to Medway with over 40 state and regional titles. His first Massachusetts title came in 1989, just six years after he began competing competitively. Under the guidance of Brodeur, Medway is showing that they can play the varsity sport despite being a newcomer to the game. The mustangs have already surpassed last year’s win total, but according to the coach they shouldn’t let it go to their heads as they still have a lot to learn. “Their skills have definitely gotten better, especially after a

lot of them participated in an indoor winter league in Marlboro looking to improve and hone their skills,” the coach said. “They are good athletes, but there is still a lot to learn about the game. A lot of them are relying on their athletic ability instead of putting the strategy of the game to use.” Although winning, Medway needs to learn about proper formations, clogging the middle and the different ways to break the zone pressure defenses. Additionally, they need to work on their throwing abilities, such as accuracy and quickness. This spring, throwing has been an issue with the amount of windy days the team has encountered during practices. On the field, there are three primary positions: handlers, which consist of the better throwers; middles, those taking the short passes and making the transition and longs or deeps, wide receiver type athletes. Medway’s three captains come from each position, Cam Swan (handler), Eric Beach (middle) and Justin Daley (long/deep). Although all three are great athletes at their position, Swan seemed to go the extra mile to become that much better. According to his coach, the handler attended National Ultimate Training Camp (NUTC) in Amherst over the summer. The one week camp was dedicated fully to building ultimate skills. Brodeur believes he absorbed the information and brought it back to Medway where he has excelled in his position. Two other athletes that have impressed the coach are Sean

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Dunne (handler and middle) and Jake Heins (long). “Sean is a soccer player who has great speed and field awareness, something that he has brought with him from that sport,” Brodeur said. “Jake is a new comer to the sport, but has shown exceptional jumping abilities and great catching skills.” Medway may be moving up the ranks of ultimate Frisbee, but unfortunately will lose a good number of its athletes to graduation. Currently carrying only one sophomore and 3 freshmen, the coach is looking for a way to spark some interest amongst the younger kids so that the Mustangs can put a team on the field next spring. With still half the season to be played out Brodeur is optimistic about his team’s chances of making a deep run through the tournament, but warns his team not to take anything for granted. “We still have not seen a some teams on our schedule (like Holliston, Nashoba Valley, Xaverian, Middleboro, Belmont and Barrington RI),” the coach said. “We’ve been involved in a lot of close games with the weather playing a part in a good number of them, but I firmly believe we have a shot at the tournament.”

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Sports Millis’ Merritt An Asset In Sabres’ Scouting Department By KEN HAMWEY The National Hockey League will conduct its annual player draft on the final weekend of June in Philadelphia, and at that time, Millis’ Paul Merritt will be part of the Buffalo Sabres’ decision-making team that will be selecting the leading prospects. The 76-year-old Merritt, who’s lived in Millis for 40 years, has been the New England scout for the Sabres for 28 seasons. “Back in 1985, I was coaching a pro-am team in Quincy,’’ Merritt recalled. “I was contacted by the Buffalo organization about possibly scouting for them. They interviewed me and I’ve been scouting New England for them for close to three decades.’’ Merritt worked in Needham for the Charles River Association for handicapped children for 30 years after he earned degrees in education and rehabilitation administration from Northeastern University. He retired in 2000 but has continued to scout for the Sabres. “I’ve been part-time for 27 of the 28 years I’ve been with Buffalo,’’ he said. “As a parttime scout, I still see about 200 games a year and travel to different rinks all 12 months.’’ Merritt scouts colleges, prep school, high schools, junior

leagues and summer leagues. His travels take him to all six New England States and once a year he heads for Minneapolis to scout the Bauer Tournament, which features top high school talent that is draft-eligible. Two local prospects who’ll be chosen this year are Beau Starrett of Bellingham and Ryan Donato (The Dexter School). Donato is the son of Harvard coach Ted Donato. “Starrett is about 6-5 and 200 pounds and Donato goes about six-feet, 170,’’ Merritt said. “Starrett is playing juniors with the South Shore Kings in Foxboro. Both boys know what it takes to become professionals. They’re competitive and good skaters.’’ Merritt rates a prospect highly if he demonstrates several key attributes. They include character, competitive style, dedication, passion and skating skills. “I don’t eliminate a prospect if he’s lacking in size,’’ Merritt emphasized. “They’ll grow and develop.’’ Merritt files reports to Dave Torrie, Buffalo’s Director of Scouting, and also to Assistant General Manager Kevin Devine. During the month of May, Merritt and the Sabres’ other 19 scouts were at a draft meeting and will again confer a few days ahead of the draft that gets under way on June 14. A small sample of some of

Merritt’s recommendations reveals how keen his eyes are for top-level talent. Merritt wrote favorable reports on Boston University’s Chris Drury and Keith Tkachuk and Maine’s Keith Carner, who also played at Mount St. Charles Academy. “Drury was smart, Tkachuk was tenacious and skilled and Carney was a great skater who had a hard shot,’’ Merritt said. “We Drury and Carney played for Buffalo after we traded for them and Tkachuk had a good career with St. Louis.’’ The Sabres, who never have won a Stanley Cup, are now owned by Terry Pegula. Merritt admires the wealthy executive because of his penchant to bring a championship to Buffalo. “Terry’s wealthy but he’s so down-to-earth,’’ Merritt noted. “He’s very serious about getting a Stanley Cup for Buffalo. So much so that he increased the scouting staff from eight to 20. And, five of the guys on our staff are European scouts.’’ Merritt is married and he and his wife Deborah have two children and three grandchildren. A native of Worcester where he played goalie for Commerce High, Merritt spent four years in the Navy before attending Northeastern. Now, as in the past, Merritt continues to spend lots of time in cold rinks during long winter nights. “I do get tired of the cold rinks

but it’s truly a labor of love,’’ Merritt said about scouting. “It’s nice being around young people, the games are exciting, there’s camaraderie among the group of scouts I see and there’s pride in being attached to a pro team. I’m luck because my wife is understanding and supportive.’’ When the draft arrives, Buffalo will have four high choices — a pair of first-rounders and two more in the second round. Asked if the Sabres will focus

on any specific area or individual, Merritt responds like the venerable scout he is. We’ll take the best player available,’’ he said. The personable Merritt works for the Buffalo Sabres and he obviously will only share his notes and information with their management team. And, that information no doubt will be detailed and highly valued because Paul Merritt knows how to assess talent and understands with it takes to play pro hockey.

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June 1, 2014

Sports Ashley Goes’ Versatility a Benefit for Millis Softball by

Christopher Tremblay

Most young kids get involved with baseball because it’s the thing to do and just about everyone is doing it, but for Millis’ Ashley Goes, softball came about because of an adult, not her friends. “I began playing around five years old because of my mother,” Goes said. “My mom had played softball her whole life, and I wanted to be just like her.” Once she got involved in softball, Goes played just about any

position that was asked of her, all the way into middle school. Upon entering high school, she became a third baseman, a position she has played all three varsity seasons.

“I felt the most comfortable at third, as it’s quick, and you have to learn to react fast,” the Millis junior said. “When I first started playing there I had my troubles, third was such a big change from any other position on the field.” As a freshman, Goes earned a spot on the varsity team, but

didn’t take it as such a big deal, although her coach saw potential.

“In Millis a lot of freshmen make the varsity team basically because of the numbers,” she said. “While I was honored to be playing on the varsity team it really wasn’t something that I had shown I was better than some of the others.” “As a freshman, Ashley showed a lot of promise,” Millis Coach RJ Machuro said. “I had to work with her, but she had the talent. She had quick hands, can

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As a sophomore, Goes started having some difficulty in playing the hot corner for the Mohawks. Coach Machuro made an adjustment on the field, moving her to the outfield for a few games. The move was just what she needed to get back on track. This year, Machuro made another on field adjustment that would benefit the team. Depending on whom the starting pitcher was for Millis, Machuro would move Goes between the two infield corner positions.

When the season opened, Goes found herself batting in the cleanup position for the Mohawks, unfortunately as of late the junior tri-captain has found her bat much lower in the batting lineup. According to the Coach, Goes usually makes good contact with the bat, but is in a slump as of late. However, he sees her determination at the plate and before long she’ll be back to hitting the way he knows she can.

“At the beginning of the season we had a lot of injuries, so RJ was forced to move people around into other positions. He told me I was best suited for first base,” Goes said. “Playing first was so weird at the beginning, as the position was totally opposite of playing third. Luckily,

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Millis Junior Ashley Goes says her mother is her inspiration to play softball. Her ability to shift roles has been a benefit for the Millis team.

“I’ll bat wherever the coach needs me to. I began in the four spot because of my power,” she said. “As of late I’ve been in a slump and batting at the end of the lineup. It doesn’t bother me, it’s giving me inspiration to improve and work my way back into the four spot.”

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At the Bandstand in Millis Looking for a little outdoor entertainment? Come bring a chair or a blanket and have some fun at the Millis Bandstand, in Millis Town Park, on Thursdays, July 10th-31st at 6:30 p.m. This summer concert series is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank and the Millis Cultural Council. All shows are FREE!! •

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Medway Leo Norton Named State Leo of the Year At the recent Massachusetts Lions State Convention, Medway High School student and Medway Leo Kelsey Norton accepts the award for State Leo of the Year with proud mother and Medway Lion Club President Dawn Rice-Norton.

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Millis Cultural Council Announces Winners of 2014 Film Festival

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About the Millis Cultural Council: The Millis Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The LCC Program is the largest grassroots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year. The state legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which then allocates funds to each community. The mission of the Millis Cultural Council is to promote excellence, access, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in order to enhance the quality of life in Millis through the funding of local arts projects and programs with grants and by hosting special events. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers. The members of the Millis Cultural Council are: Jodie Garzon, Peter Themistocles, Michele Kelly, Joyce Boiardi, Carol Haggerty, and Gina Matthews. In 2014, the Millis Cultural Council will distribute about $4,000 in grants. This year’s funded projects include: Edible Wild Plants Walk with John Root, Local Author Symposium at the Millis Middle School Library, support for the Millis Bandstand, and the “Before I Die” project at the Millis High School. For a full listing of 2014 grantees, visit our web site: http://www.mass-culture. org/millis Grant Application forms and more information about the Local Cultural Council Program are available online at www. asp. Application forms are also available at the Millis Public Library, and the Millis Town Clerk’s Office (Town Hall).

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Calendar of Events June 2 Millis Girl Scouts Registration Event, 6-8 p.m., Millis Public Library Local History Room, all girls ages 5 –18 (K-High School), invited. Register online at and forward registration confirmation emails to mschofield@ Girl registration membership is $25. Financial aid available. For additional information about the Millis Service Unit, visit http:// For specific registration information contact Kathy Brunsdon (508) 376-9575 or registrar@ June 4 Millis Girl Scouts Registration Event, 6-8 p.m., Millis Public Library Local History Room, all girls ages 5 –18 (K-High School), invited. Register online at and forward registration confirmation emails to mschofield@ Girl registration membership is $25. Financial aid available. For additional information about the Millis Service Unit, visit http:// For specific registration information contact Kathy Brunsdon (508) 376-9575 or registrar@ June 5 D-Day 70th Anniversary Presentation featuring Prof. Gary Hylander, 2 p.m., Medway Senior Center, 76 Oakland St., Medway, all welcome June 6 Silver Screen Matinees for Adults, 1 p.m., Roche Bros. room, Millis Public Library, 961 Main St., Millis, 1944 film directed by Billy Wilder with Barbara Stanwyck, Fred McMurray and Edward G. Robinson June 7 Purr-fect Cat Shelter Yard Sale, Medway Shopping Center Parking Lot, Rte. 109, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., for more information, call the shelter message center (508) 533-5855 or visit our website at

Taylor’s Triumph, a 5K Run/ Walk, in honor of 13 year old Taylor Manning, who died unexpectedly of congenital heart failure in May of 2012. 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk. Starting time 9 a.m. and registration opens at 7:30 a.m., 5K will include water stations, refreshments and live music! Entry fee $35 for same day registrations. All proceeds benefit the Taylor Manning Memorial Fund. June 9 State Rep. David Linsky Office Hours, 11 a.m., Millis Senior Center, 900 Main St., Millis. Matthew Perry, his legislative aide, will be accompanying him. Venues and times are as follows: Linsky also invites all constituents to call him at his State House office at (617) 722-2575, at his Natick office at (508) 647-5600, or stop by Room 146 in the State House. June13 Silver Screen Matinees for Adults, 1 p.m., Roche Bros. room, Millis Public Library, 961 Main St., Millis, 2013 Film featuring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris June 14 Millis Lions Club Community Yard Sale, St. Thomas Large Hall, Rte. 109 Next to Mobil, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Medway Lions Bottles & Cans Drive at Medway Oil Co., Broad Street, Medway, Redeemables should be placed at curbside by 9 a.m., brought to Medway Oil, Broad Street by 11 a.m. the morning of the or placed in the Lions bottles and cans shed in front of West Medway Liquors on Main Street anytime. June 15 Father’s Day Fishing Derby, sponsored by Millis Recreation Dept., South End Pond, Millis, 9 a.m. registration, fishing 9:30-11 a.m., fishing licenses required for all those 15+. Special thanks to Millis Dunkin Donuts and Keith’s Tackle for past donations.

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June 20 Silver Screen Matinees for Adults, 1 p.m., Roche Bros. room, Millis Public Library, 961 Main St., Millis, Classic baseball film featuring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, James Earl Jones and Ray Liotta Milford Performing Arts Center presents Bye, Bye Birdie, Davoren Auditorium at Milford High School, 31 West Fountain

Street, Milford, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 for students/seniors & $12 for adults in advance; $12 for students/seniors & $15 for adults at the door (some group rates available). To purchase tickets in advance, please call MPAC at (508) 473-1684. For more information, please email, or visit

June 21 Medway Community Farm Summer Solstice 5K, 7 a.m. Registration, 8 a.m. start, register at for $25 adults and $15 kids under 12. Same day adult registration $30. Proceeds benefit educational programs and hunger relief efforts. Community blood drive to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital at Charles River Bank, 70 Main Street, Medway, sponsored by Milford Area Chamber of Commerce and Medway Lions Club, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., To make an appointment please log onto halfpints.childrenshospital. org. The sponsor code for this drive is CHRIVBA or call Mike Shain, Mortgage Consultant at Charles River Bank, at (508) 330-8487. Milford Performing Arts Center presents Bye, Bye Birdie, Davoren Auditorium at Milford High School, 31 West Fountain Street, Milford, 2 & 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 for students/ seniors & $12 for adults in advance; $12 for students/seniors & $15 for adults at the door (some group rates available). To purchase tickets in advance, please call MPAC at (508) 473-1684. For more informa-


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June 26 The Friends of the Medway Library Free Family Movie, 7 p.m. Please join us in watching another adventure in the life of Thor. Please sign up at the library or email Walk-ins accepted, but we prefer you to sign up so we can provide enough treats. Movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 112 minutes. May not be appropriate for young children, please check movie content before signing up. June 27 Silver Screen Matinees for Adults, 1 p.m., Roche Bros. room, Millis Public Library, 961 Main St., Millis, 2013 film about a ship and Somali pirates featuring Tom Hanks June 28 Millis Hopedale Mohawk Football Annual BBQ, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., Boggestowe Fish & Game Club, Ridge St., Millis, $20 pp, kids under 10 free, maximum $60 per family, food, beverages, live entertainment, raffle and auction items, games and activities June 30 Kelly Miller Circus, sponsored by Millis Recreation, Millis Town Field, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., advance tickets $10 ages 12+, $6 ages 3-11 and free two and under, available at Millis Recreation Dept., Roche Bros. Supermarket in Millis and online at www.kellymillercircus. com. Day of show tickets $15 ages 12+ or $7 children 3-11.

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Obituaries Burns, Donald O., Age 77, of Greenville, Delaware passed away on April 19, 2014 at Newton Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts. Don was born in Thorp, Washington, the son of Harley and Norma Burns. Don was married to his late wife Lois for 45 years. He is survived by his daughter Lesley Horner and her husband Glenn of Norfolk, his son Todd Burns and his wife Sandy of Millis, four grandchildren, Kevin Horner, Dylan Horner, Haley Burns and Colin Burns, his brother Paul Burns and wife June of Washington and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Bruce Burns of Washington. If desired, donations may be made in Don’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, New Castle, DE 19720 Bunny “Bernice” M. (Fullerton) Byrne, of Millis, died April 10, 2014, at in her home. She was 84. Born, raised and educated in Somerville, she was the daughter

of the late Marvin and Estella (Ryder) Fullerton. She has been a Millis resident since 1955. A full time homemaker for almost 30 years and an active communicant of Saint Thomas Parish, she was an avid Red Sox fan and loved the Beach and Ocean. Mrs. Byrne had been a home health aide in the Millis area for a short time and volunteered at the Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick. In 1994 she became her mother’s caretaker. Going to work later in life, she worked for Boston Edison and NStar from where she retired from in 1994. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald J. Byrne, Jr. in 1980 and was sister to the late Carl and Laura Enos and Roy and Earl Fullerton. Mrs. Byrne is survived by her children, David J. Byrne and Edward J. Byrne and his wife, Charlotte both of Millis, Kathie Watson and Cindy Sousa and her husband, Marty both of Blackstone and Gerard J. Byrne III and his wife, Robin of Franklin, 10 Grandchildren, Megan and Casey Byrne, Matthew, Ryan and Colin Byrne, Kerrie Ann and Katelyn Sousa and Keianna, Lacey and Gerald

J., IV Byrne and her dear sister in law, Mary Fullerton of NH. Those wishing may make expressions of sympathy in her memory to the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL 60601. Michelle Ann Landry, age 63, of Medfield and formerly of Millis, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on May 5, 2014 at Metro West Medical Center in Natick. Born in Woonsocket, RI she was the daughter of the late Theodore J. and Margaret M. (Gill) White. She was raised and educated in Millis and a member of the graduating class of 1969. Michelle was self employed as a Home Health Aid for many years. She enjoyed painting, writing poems, spending time with her family, and listening to country music. Michelle was the adored wife of Leon A. Landry and the cherished mother of Christopher R. Landry and fiancé Christine Landry of Framingham, Danielle L. Landry and fiancé Michael Estrella of Medway and the late Matthew Landry, Step mother to Leon Landry Jr., Lisa Blansit, Paul

Landry, Angelina Landry and Lisa DeHaven, God Mother to Rebecca Carrier and sister of Ronnie Shaver of Las Vegas, NV and John Shaver of MI. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren. Leo “Papa” F. Larrivee, Of Millis, died April 21, 2014, in his home. He was 88. Born, raised and educated in Fall River, he was the son of the late Oliver and Mary (O’Meara) Larrivee. He has been a Millis resident for over 43 years. Mr. Larrivee retired from General Motors in Framingham where he had been employed as an assembler for almost 30 years. Prior to that he had worked at Firestone in Fall River for over 20 years. A veteran of the Navy, Mr. Larrivee served as a Seaman 1st Class aboard the USS Wasp during WW II receiving the Asiatic – Pacific Theatre Medal with 8 stars, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 stars, the European – African – Middle Eastern Theatre Medal, the American Area Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. An avid golfer, he enjoyed tending to his garden and spending time in the yard watching the birds. Most important to him was his family. Mr. Larrivee was an active communicant of Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish and is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara A. (Graves) Larrivee, his daughter, Kathleen A. Larrivee of Millis, his son, Paul L. Larrivee and his wife, Meeghan of Holliston, his grandson and best friend, Matthew Larrivee and his sister, Janice Morrell. He is also survived by

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his many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Edward and Oliver Larrivee and his sisters, Ruth Leduc and Claire Shea. Those wishing may make expressions of sympathy in his memory to either the Millis Council on Aging, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054 or the Make a Wish Foundation, One Bulfinch Pl., 2nd Flr. Boston, MA or www. Selva Mary Patiño Sokoloski, 79 years old of Millis, went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on April 24, 2014 due to a long fight with cancer. Selva was born in Panama City, Panama, daughter of Engineer Manuel Virgilio Patiño and Blanche Sokoloski. She lived in Panama City until 1947 when she came to live in Millis, where she spent all her teenage days. She graduated from Millis High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages on June 2, 1957 from Boston University. She spoke English, Spanish and French and was versed in Latin. After finishing her studies she travelled to Mexico City to obtain a Graduate degree in Spanish in the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico in Mexico City. Selva was a good pianist and loved to sing. She was a member of the Boston University Choir and was an avid reader who loved science and history. She was married in August 1959 to David Vicente Salazary Mares. Selva is survived by her sons David & Mauricio Salazar from Mexico City and was the mother of the late Manuel Vicente Salazar Patiño. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren.

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Medway School Officer Attends RX Drug Abuse Summit Medway School Resources Police Officer Don Grimes traveled to Atlanta over April break as guest of Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey to attend the 2014 National Prescription Drug Abuse Summit. “Prescription drugs, particularly opiates, are being diverted for non-medical use and abuse in every corner of Norfolk County,” District Attorney Morrissey said. “It is fueling most of our property crimes, many violent crimes and has led to an astonishing number of fatal overdoses. The word crisis is too weak to describe what is happening in Massachusetts.” The four-day summit in Atlanta provided educators, social

workers, police, government leaders and others working in substance abuse prevention with seminars defining the scope and origins of the current epidemic, interventions, policies and practices from around the country to lessen the abuse. It also fostered information sharing, support and networking among local and national leaders; as DA Morrissey said, “no one person and no one town can successfully address this alone.” This third annual event is the largest of its kind in the United States. “We are fortunate to have been awarded one of only six category two federal Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Grants, which has en-

Taylor’s Triumph will take place on Saturday, June 7th at the Holmes Field, 22 Myrtle Street, Norfolk, MA, and kicks off the Norfolk Community Day Celebration. Starting time is 9:00 am and registration will open at 7:30 at $35 for sameday registration. The officially measured 5K is a fun, scenic route through a beautiful residential section of Norfolk. Last year, more than 550 participants attended the first

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Millis Library Youth Book Sale & Fun Fair June 19

Summer Reading Kickoff Features NE Aquarium Traveling Tidal Pool and More! The Friends of the Millis Public Library will hold its annual children’s and young adult book sale on Thursday, June 19th, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. to launch the Library’s Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by the Middlesex Savings Bank. A great selection of children’s and young adult books and media will be offered at fantastic prices to stock up for summer reading. All children’s and young adult books and media will be $5 a bag (provided). Please no book dealers/book scanners. New this year will be the New England Aquarium Traveling Tidal Pool as a special free attraction. The Tidal Pool will be open during the book sale, and a special pre-school preview of the Tidal Pool will be held at 10:30 a.m. In addition, there will be lots of other fun activities to enjoy—games, face painting and prizes! Tasty food choices will include pizza, hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn and a bake sale. The library is located at 961 Main St. (Route 109). Children’s and young adult materials (books, DVDs, CDs and complete puzzles) are still being accepted for this sale and can be left inside the Friends Room at the library. After the sale, join us for a library fundraiser at Papa Gino’s in Medway from 4 to 9 p.m. Bring the flyer that we hand out and 20 percent of your receipt will go toward the Millis Public Library. For more information, visit or contact the library at (508) 376-8282.



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