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Franklin Woman Takes “Good Neighbor” to the Extreme BY J.D. O’GARA A couple of years ago, 34-yearold Paula Lupien, a married mother of two in Franklin rashly told her relatively new neighbor Steve Munichiello she’d give him her kidney if he ever needed it. The two neighbors had known each other since 2009, their young families hanging out together for July fourth block parties and trick-or-treating together. “In the spring, Steve was here and he had gone to an appointment and he was filling me in with some background,” says Lupien. Steve had Alport Syndrome, also known as Hereditary Nephritis, a genetic disease that affects the kidneys. His grandfather had succumbed to the disease at a young age, and a cousin of his had had a kidney transplant. He’d lived his life trying to maintain a certain lifestyle and diet to enjoy his life. “Really, without even thinking, I told him if you’re ever facing a transplant, I’m O Negative –

that’s the universal donor,” says Lupien. Munichiello took it with a grain of salt. “I definitely wasn’t like, ‘Good, I’ve got Paula in my back pocket. It was something for me like …okay…thank you ... but I’m not going to count on that, because I know what a huge commitment you just made. People say things that they may not necessarily mean.”

BY J.D. O’GARA Al Garcia went to school for video production. His wife, Jen, studied graphic arts and marketing. These days, the couple along with ofther family members, peddles the best bagels in town, with Franklin customers lining up every morning to make sure they get their favorite before it runs out. Elizabeth’s Bagels and More is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays.

His joking response to her was “Who knows if we’ll even be friends, then.” On the way home from their visit, Paula’s husband, Tedd, called her on it, asking, “Did you just offer that?” Lupien realized then the seriousness of her offer. “I said, I guess we’ll visit that when it happens.” She explains that since her husband and she live by faith, they believe everything happens for a reason. “We believe God has put us here for purposes. We try to listen for that opportunity and try to live as faith-based as possi-

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5$1./,1 a day, they’re gone. We have motto, ‘Get in early. Get in fast. Get in while they last.’� Garcia notes that a great number of loyal customers come in at 6 a.m. to have a fresh bagel right out of the oven. “I’ve seen people cry because their favorite bagels are out. I’ve seen people almost get into fist fights over bagels.�

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matched by their employers. Once a year, they work with preschoolers at Kindercare, explaining the bagel-making process step-bystep. They often donate to the Best Buddies program, which helps people with Down’s Syndrome. One girl involved in the program has a part-time job at Elizabeth’s. What’s more, leftover bagels are donated to the community, but because they are preservative free, timeliness is an issue. Some are donated to the Franklin and Foxboro food pantries, while others are given to the animals at Fairmont Fruit Farm, on Lincoln Street. Ready to rise!

mally, we do about 350 lbs. a day,” he laughs. Forming the bagels, he says, “used to be a two-person job, but I got a little faster.” “I find it satisfying to make something people enjoy,” says Garcia, “a good product.” The Garcias say that staying in-

volved in the community is important to them. They raise money for various causes a few times a year for the food pantry. For example, they raffled off a month’s worth of free coffee in December to benefit Toys for Tots. Even the staff gets involved in fundraising, donating their tips, with their donation being

The bagels might be the biggest draw at Elizabeth’s, but more customers are also coming in for the “and More.” “The scones are my Mom’s recipe,” Jen reveals, hinting at a secret recipe. Jen’s mother whips up the scones in the morning, baking them alongside muffins. The shop also offers a variety of sandwiches and wraps, which boast top-of-the-

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line products such as Boar’s Head deli meat and Willow Tree chicken salad. The location also offers homemade cream cheese and a number of specialty cappuccinos. For the health conscious, bagels are not high fat foods, adds Garcia. “They contain flour, salt, yeast and some malt,” she says, “and they are boiled in water. It’s really the technique that makes them the way they are. They are not at all like donuts.” Garcia explains that what customers choose to put on the bagels may change their fat content, but that none of their bagels contains trans fats.

Donna Midgley has worked at Elizabeth’s Bagels & More for 15 years, the longest of any employee there. She works there because of “the people. Over the years, I’ve felt a lot of closeness with the customers. We have good customers,” says Midgley, who has enjoyed seeing customers’ children grow up over the years. Aside from the wonderful patrons, Midgley is drawn to her work at Elizabeth’s by its standards and bagels. “I’ve worked at a lot of places. (Elizabeth’s) is clean. I love the product. It’s a great product, and I love that part of it,” she says.

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Claire, five-year-old Owen and husband to Erin, learned during a “tough weekend” of tests that he was experiencing kidney failure and did indeed need a transplant, Lupien’s husband, Tedd, was the one who reminded Paula of her offer. “Tedd kind of turned to me and said, ‘You’ve got to let him know, right?’ I think it’s a lot easier going in to something like this if your spouse is totally on board with you.” Lupien went to a prayer meeting, and the next day went in to be tested. “I was overwhelmed,” said Munichiello. “There was a period of time where I couldn’t even talk about what Paula offered without getting emotional about it.” The whole process did seem amazingly simple, given the lengthy wait and sometimes-difficult time finding a matching donor. Not only was Lupien a universal donor blood type, but also her blood and tissue types came back as a perfect match, free of potential antibodies to see if Munichiello’s body would reject the kidney. “If I had to wait for a deceased kidney donor,” says Munichiello, “I was looking at a 4-5 year wait. My best shot was a living donor match. The best donation is a family member, because the genetics

are so close.” In Lupien’s case, however, almost every one of five important tests came back either optimal or within range, confirming her suitability as Steve’s donor. Doctors also looked at Paula’s

Munichiello and Once her body adjusts, says Lupien, her body will be pretty much as it was before donating a kidney. Her one kidney needs to increase in size, but will take over

“I was overwhelmed,” said Munichiello. “There was a period of time where I couldn’t even talk about what Paula offered without getting emotional about it.” overall health, as a surgeon must ensure that the donation process does not endanger the health of the donor. As a marathoner having done five full- and seven or so halfmarathons, Paula’s physical condition was excellent. “If the transplant team doesn’t think you’re capable of going through the surgery, they won’t let you,” says Munichiello. “It went very quickly in comparison to what most people expect. Paula was the first person to be tested. It’s pretty uncommon for the first person that steps up to be basically a perfect match or as good of a match,” says Munichiello. “Most people have to go through 4-5, 6-10, or sometimes they don’t’ even find a match. They end up on dialysis until they can get a transplant.” In the case of

to 70% of function. Her only limitation, aside from recovery, will be to avoid ibuprofin and aspirin. “A person can live very well with one kidney,” says Lupien. Steve’s recovery process is seemingly easier than Paula’s. “It’s amazing how good he looked,” Lupien says of Steve after his surgery. “My recovery, I think, has been a lot easier than Paula’s,” says Munichiello. “My body was craving a fully functioning kidney,” he says. “Going into surgery and after surgery, her body is trying to figure out why there’s only one kidney, whereas mine was working on almost no function … and now it’s working on a fully functioning kidney. That sort of has shown itself from moment we got out of surgery.”


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Paula, for example was not yet driving four weeks after surgery, but Steve was. Similarly, Paula was still taking some pain medications at that time; Steve wasn’t. However, in the long run, Steve will face the issues associated with being an organ recipient.” In terms of long term, (Paula)’s good for life. Me? I’m on some pretty heavy immunosuppressant anti-rejection medications. The reality is that at some point down the road, I may be looking at the need to do this all over again.” The father of two is incredibly optimistic when he talks about this prospect. “I was in the doctor’s office yesterday, and there was a story about a woman who received a kidney donation 31 years ago. I have a cousin with the same genetic disease, and he has had it for 22-23 years. As long as I follow a healthy lifestyle and maintain my connection with the transplant unit over at Beth Israel and continue to monitor my health, I’m going to think positive about my long-term prognosis, he says. Both neighbors look forward to getting back to a normal life. Although they agree that the process will link their families for life, they want to focus on the friendship that came before it. Outside this whole kidney transplant thing, there was a friendship before it. Both agree that they don’t want the experience to solely define the relationship. Lupien, for example, would like to

get Munichiello out running with her, and she looks forward to beating him in their favorite backyard BBQ game. Munichiello looks forward to talking about his children, or the weather, rather than his health. As for her selfless act of giving literally a piece of herself, Lupien feels grateful that she was able to see the results of what she gave every day. “As living donor, there is a big benefit you get from giving. You get to see what you’ve allowed the other person to experience. I get emotionally overwhelmed that I see how well he’s doing,” she says. Can everyone be so generous? What would Lupien tell someone who didn’t think they could donate? “Oh, yes you can. It isn’t scary,” she says. “I think that’s the biggest thing people need to realize about organ donation. If everyone wasn’t afraid, then maybe people wouldn’t have to wait 4, 5, 6 years. “To be honest, it’s more dangerous for me to get into a car everyday and drive.” Lupien adds, “(Organ donation)’s a great opportunity to help someone else out. I’m not the kind of person who sits back and thinks, what if someone in my family needs it. I trust that I’m going to be taken care of in the same way someone has asked me to take care of someone else.”

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Masonic Angels in Our Midst Charles River Masons Stand By to Help Kids BY J.D. O’GARA A lot of giving goes on behind the scenes. That’s the case with the members of the Charles River Masonic Lodge of Medway, who serve Medway, Millis, Franklin and surrounding areas. The volunteers offer a “Masonic Angel Fund,” in the hopes of providing modest assistance to needy children who don’t usually fit the criteria for social service programs. According to the Masons, these funds might be used for such items as eyeglasses, clothing, footwear, school supplies, and minor health and dental services. “The Angel Fund has helped several families from the Millis Schools,” says Clyde Brown Adjustment Counselor April Leman. “We have gotten children items for school supplies and clothing and sneakers for some. They are always responsive and generous.” Local school principals and school personnel can apply for assistance on behalf of a child. The Charles River Mason’s prefer not to have direct contact with a family, but to work with school officials to fulfill the need in as timely a manner as possible. “A lot of times, we won’t even know the name of the person. What we do is we pay the eyeglass person, for example, directly, so the money goes toward where the need is,” says John A. Rose, a Mason and one of the Trustees of the Charles River Masonic Angel Fund.

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Art Association Meeting January 5th The Franklin Art Association will meet on Wednesday, January 5th from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill Street, Franklin, MA.

Delyanis, instructor at the Worcester Art Museum, who will demonstrate pastel painting techniques. Meetings are free and the public is welcome.

Refreshments and socialization begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short business meeting. The evening program will feature Ella

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“When there’s a need, say a school nurse, who says we have a problem with a child – it could be sneakers, glasses, clothes – it’s just a buffer to help someone immediately,” says Rose. “We (the Masons) do things for the betterment of all mankind,” says Rose, who notes that Masonic organizations contribute over $1 million a day to various causes. “Contrary to what some believe, we are not a secret organization. It is worldwide, and it’s been around for hundreds of years. We make a good man better.” Rose does admit, that like any fraternal organizations, some of the Mason’s customs are known only to members.

A man who wishes to become a Mason can send in an application. Rose says that the organization will review it and sit down with the applicant. “The only criteria is that you believe in a supreme being,” he says. According to the Massachusetts Freemasons, applicants must be 18 or older, and must seek membership of his own accord by petitioning a lodge and asking a member to sponsor his application. The Charles River Masons meet the second Wednesday of each month, aside from July and August. The Masonic Ambassador for the Lodge is Richard Graham. For more information, email

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The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present the first concert in its winter Family Concert Series, Uncle Nick Strikes Again, on Sunday, January 30th at 3 p.m. in the FSPA Recital Hall, 38 Main Street.

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Upcoming Meetings in Franklin January 3, Jefferson School Council Meeting January 4, Finance Committee, Council Chambers, 7 p.m. January 5, Long Range Finance Planning, Municipal Bldg. Room 205, 7:30 p.m. January 10, Public Land Use Meeting, Municipal Bldg., Room 205, 6:30 p.m. January 11, Council on Aging, Senior Center, 11 a.m.

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Franklin Performing Arts Company Announces Auditions for Little Women The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for their spring musical, Little Women, to be performed March 11 at 8 p.m. and on March 12 at 3 p.m. at the Franklin Country Club. Auditions will take place on Wednesday, January 12th at 7 p.m. at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, 38 Main Street. Based on the 1869 classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, Little Women was originally introduced on Broadway in 2005, with a book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi

Dickstein. The show tells the wellloved story of four very different young women, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, growing up in post-Civil War America. All auditionees should prepare 16 bars of a musical theater song (no pop or rock). Some auditionees will be asked to perform cold readings from the script. Little Women will be directed by Nick Paone, with musical direction by Hallie Wetzell and choreography by Kellie Stamp. For more information regarding the auditions and parts, visit

The Friends of the Franklin Library sponsors a monthly Book Discussion Group. All are welcome and it is not necessary to register in advance. Books can be picked up at the adult circulation desk. Books that are checked out

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The Box Office for Little Women will open January 31 at The Spotlight Shop, 34 Main Street, Franklin or call (508) 528-8668. The March 11 performance will include a dessert buffet, and the March 12 performance will begin with an afternoon tea at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults, and $30 for students/seniors. Dinner is available at the Franklin Country Club prior to the Friday evening performance; reservations are required.

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Under what circumstances Norfolk Country Register would you vote for an override to of Deeds Delivers fund the operational budget? Yes, a tough question. But one that I think Franklin voters should all be prepared to answer.

Franklin Budget FY 2011

Tri-County 2% Police 5%

It is no longer acceptable to ‘just say No’. Of course, you can still do that. You always can. But before we get to the voting booth, let’s talk about where we could and should spend our money. And before we do that, let’s set aside the enterprise services: water/sewer and trash/recycling.

Library 1%

DPW 4%

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Schools K-12 56% Fixed Costs 15%

Why put these aside? These services are all funded by user and usage based fees. What you pay for water depends upon how much you use. The rate is the same for everyone but if I use 100 gallons and you use 200 gallons, you pay more than I do. All the money we pay for water, sewer, trash and recycling goes into their own separate enterprise accounts. The expenses to provide those services are charged to the enterprise account by various Town personnel doing the work. These enterprise accounts are separate from the operational budget that funds the remainder of the Town’s services.

Snow/Ice 1%

Fire 5%

So back to the priority listing: What service comes first for you? The schools? The Senior Center? The Library? The Fire dept.? The Police dept.? The DPW doing snow and ice treatment for the roads? The DPWdoing paving and pothole patches for the roads? The list of services that Franklin provides is extensive. Some services (schools) are mandated by the Commonwealth. Some are optional (police and fire) and good to have. The pie chart and table shows the FY 2011 budget split

according to the major categories. Steve Sherlock took the title of “Community Information Director”. He serves in this capacity as a volunteer. While Franklin really does need a Community Information Director, it can’t afford one. He produces a daily newsletter about Franklin Matters. If that is too much info, you can subscribe to a weekly summary at Franklin Matters Weekly.

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This Holiday Season Remember Those Who Serve As we settle in this Holiday Season to enjoy family, friends and food, we should take a moment and remember the sacrifices made by the men and women in our armed forces. While many in the service are fighting and dying right now to help preserve the freedoms that make this country great, and for their service we should all be profoundly grateful, I often wonder what it must be like to be in a strange land and engaged in combat during the holidays. During December of 1944 the men and women of the 101st Airborne Division (the “Screaming Eagles”) and part of the 10th Armored Division didn’t have to wonder at all, they lived it. As the Third Reich continued its last major offensive on its western front, commonly known as the “Battle of the Bulge,” Allied Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the hope of slowing

the German offensive, ordered those men and women to race the Germans to a small town in Belgium known as Bastogne. Much to the dismay of German commanders, the U.S. forces did win that race, but just barely. Greatly outnumbered, those forces led by Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe were ordered to hunker down and hold the town. On December 20, 1944 parts of the German Fifth Panzer Army encircled Bastogne cutting off the U.S. forces there making the situation look hopeless. U.S. forces, despite one of the coldest winters in many years and despite running low on food, ammunition and medical supplies, ferociously hung on. Hoping to take the town swiftly and rejoin other German forces to continue their offensive, on December 22nd the German commander sent word to General McAuliffe that his situa-




tion was hopeless and demanded surrender. General McAuliffe ordered his now legendary response transmitted to the Germans, “Nuts!” On December 23rd the weather broke just enough to allow Allied forces to air drop badly needed supplies into Bastogne. U.S. forces continued to hold on for another week. Finally General George S. Patton’s U.S. Third Army was able to break through, secure Bastogne and relieve the beleaguered forces there. This is but one example of the countless sacrifices made for this great country each day by our men and women in uniform. So this Holiday Season please take a moment to remember those sacrifices and say a prayer of thanks. Research and background information provided by Bastogne. Dictionary of American History. 2003. (December 22, 2010). 0385.html Ted Cannon is a Partner at the Franklin law firm of Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.

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of Life to get out of them. These are the “bigger sized” jeans that you got for Christmas. Not the ones you wore, dozens of cookies ago in October.

I am not a big fan of January. Actually, it’s my least favorite month. There’s about thirty seconds of total sunshine in the entire month of January. A snowstorm is inevitable, and it’s always cold. Always.

Determined to fit back into your October jeans, you head to the store and replace the cookies and chocolates with celery stalks and carrot sticks proclaiming this is the month you will start your diet. January has arrived; time to start the New Year by eating right. But boy do you miss the chips and dips of last year.

In January, you realize what was okay in November and December is now frowned upon. For example, it is no longer okay or expected to eat cookies for breakfast, and chocolate cake for lunch. There aren’t any cookies left anyways, because you ate them all. And if you are like me, from Halloween until New Year’s Day, you justify that chocolate is made from beans, beans are a vegetable, and therefore chocolate is good for you. Come January, the scale will tell you otherwise. Your fridge is barren come January. Gone are the containers of leftovers. The pumpkin pies and whipped cream long since devoured. The only things left are one lowly stick of butter, a petrified turkey carcass (at least you think it’s a turkey), some fancy French cheese (there are no crackers because you ate them, too) and a fruitcake that your aunt gave you (which will be thrown out because no one actually eats the stuff). Because of all the treats of the previous months, your clothes are a bit “snug.” In other words, you’d have to jump off a building to get into your jeans. And need the Jaws

By January, the kiddies are going stir crazy. And they are driving you crazy. They want to go out. And you want them out. If they do decide to venture outside, it takes forty five minutes to get them ready. You have to find two gloves, or in my case a glove and a mitten, or a glove and a sock. Whatever works.

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head for the coat’s zipper. Following the zippering, there are usually tears involved -- sometimes out of frustration. They are mine. After all the preparation, the kids finally head outside -- for about twelve seconds. Then zoom back in complaining that it’s cold out. Really? Well, that’s news. Considering it’s January. Thank goodness for all those toys my kids got for Christmas. Maybe they can play a game? Last year Santa brought my kids Monopoly. Come January they played using a safety pin, a dime, a mint I found at the bottom of my pocketbook and a piece of lint in lieu of actual pieces –those were mysteriously lost once the game’s box was opened. When the Monopoly board is brought out this January, as in real life, the money will be gone.

A scarf and hat are always needed -- in New England they are worn well into July. But they have to be found first. In my house, we have a wheeled plastic container for hats and scarves. Yet they end up in the bathroom, the toybox, kitchen cabinets, and other locations through out the house. So yet another fifteen minutes is spent finding a hat -even if it’s an Easter bonnet- and a scarf.

And then there are the post holiday bills. Ah, the bills. In January you realize that the words “just throw it on the charge card” have come back to bite you. Potentially even gnaw off an arm. And depending on your Christmas bonus in this economy you may be eating macaroni and cheese and baloney sandwiches well into February of 2013.

We’re almost ready to go out. One last step - the zippering of the coat. Somehow, I always manage to snag either a chunk of my kid’s hair or piece of chin in the zipper’s teeth. If anyone needs a Fitzgerald child’s DNA sample, forget the hairbrush,

In the cold weather, we do a lot of snuggling on the couch, watching movies. The only downside to this is, the “touching factor.” With three kids and one couch, all it takes is a small foot to “accidentally brush” against another child

or even a tired cranky adult and well, things can get a bit hairy. Last year, thanks to the “touching factor” and the fact that we were all in lock down due to yet another January snow storm-I watched The Shining and actually sympathized with the dad- ”Here’s Dawnny!!” Thank goodness that January is only one long, cold month and I’m pretty sure I can survive

thirty-one days out of a three-hundred-and-sixty-five. I hope this January, it’s not too cold and snowy, so I can send my kids outside for maybe a half hour or stretch it out to forty-five minutes. On next year’s Christmas list, I’m asking Santa for stretch pants, kids’ coats that Velcro shut and a copy of The Shining, just in case I’m in the mood for a comedy.

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January Calendar January 4 Book Discussion group, no. 1 ladies Detective agency by Alexander McCall Smith, Franklin Public Library, 6:30 - 8 p.m. January 5 Franklin art association Meeting, Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel McCahill St., Franklin, 6:30 - 9 p.m., features pastel instruction by Ella Delyanis, instructor at the Worcester Art Museum January 9 FgSa Pitching Clinic For the 9th consecutive year, FGSA and Planet Fastpitch will be teaming up and hosting an 8 week pitching clinic right here in Franklin. It is for grades 2 through 7. January 12 Dean College Children’s Center, 144 School St. 10 a.m.—3 p.m. Parents of children ages 2-6 are encouraged to come and explore the school and learn about the program during an Open House Exploration and Tour. For more information, call (508)541-1598. Open auditions for Little Women, 7 p.m., Franklin School for the Performing Arts, 38 Main Street, Franklin. Call (508) 528-

8668 or visit January 13 Franklin lion’s Monthly Meeting at Alumni Restaurant, 391 East Central St. 6:30pm— 8:30pm The Franklin Lions Club is an organizations made up of men and women who are committed to serving the town of Franklin by raising money through various fundraisers. Membership is open to all men and women over the age of 21 who are willing to commit at least 2 hours per month to improving things for other people. Franklin newcomers and Friends Club at “3” Restaurant, 461 West Central St. 7:30 p.m. Declare what you want to accomplish in your life during the year 2011. Guest Speaker Lora Cecca Lyons, founder of www. is passionate about supporting women in leading a joyful life. Appetizers and soft drinks will be served. The Franklin Newcomers & Friends Club is a social and charitable organization for residents of Franklin.

January 17 Martin luther King, Jr. Day: no School January 20 Franklin Downtown Partnership general Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Dean College Campus Center. Open to public. January 24 let’s laugh today laughter Club, First Universalist Society at 262 Chestnut St. 7:15 p.m.— 8:30 p.m. Come and Enjoy a new exercise of simulated laughter combined with gentle breathing techniques known as laughter yoga. It is a body-mind approach to health and wellness. Ages 10 to 110 are welcome. $5 donation per person or $10 maximum per family to go towards operating costs. Please remember to bring a water bottle, as laughing is dehydrating. For more information, visit January 30 Uncle nick Strikes again, First of Winter Family Concert Series, 3 p.m., FSPA Recital Hall, 38 Main Street, Franklin. Visit

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FSPA Students To Travel to New York for Broadway Master Classes Several local students at the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will travel to New York City from January 14-17, 2011 to hone their craft and take master classes with Broadway artists. The customized weekend program is offered to FSPA by the Broadway Artists Alliance (BAA) of New York City. The weekend includes training and individual coaching with Broadway performers, dance captains, coaches and casting directors. The program will include a session with Broadway star Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award in 2009 for her role as Anita in the Broadway revival of West Side Story. The young performers will take intensive classes in song interpretation, movement for theater and dance classes in which the students will learn original choreography from current Broadway shows. The classes will be held at the Ripley-Grier studios on Eighth Avenue, where many of the Broadway shows audition and rehearse. The students will also have the opportunity to enjoy a Broadway show and a reception with FSPA alumni currently living and working in New York City.

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Franklin Downtown Partnership Sets Next General Meeting The Franklin Downtown Partnership will hold its next General Meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. at the Dean College Campus Center. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the latest downtown developments. The Downtown Partnership is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization made up of more than 140 community leaders, business owners and residents interested in revitalizing downtown Franklin and stimulating economic development. The Partnership organizes town-wide events like the Third

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New Year Great Time to Grow Your Family With the holidays over you may be considering adding a feline companion to your family. Now is the time to check out the great cats available at The Purrfect Cat Shelter. We currently have several kittens of various ages, colors, sex, hair coat and personalities. Also available are fabulous adults who eagerly await a forever home. If it's a single cat your looking for, or you want to double your pleasure with two cats the Purrfect Cat Shelter has many to choose from. Two special kitties currently

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" for more information. Adoption applications are also available on our website or by calling the message center at (508) 5335855. All cats and kittens are examined by a veterinarian, tested for feline leukemia and FIV, spayed or neutered, dewormed, given age appropriate vaccines and micro-chipped prior to adoption. The Purr-fect Cat Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill, all volunteer organization providing shelter and care for homeless cats and kittens in the areas of Medway, Millis, Franklin, Norfolk, Bellingham, Walpole and surrounding communities.

Holiday Stress Affects Pets, Too The holidays are often a time of excitement and frenzied activity. Daily schedules are thrown out the window. While some people revel in this hustle and bustle, others would rather have a little more peace and quiet. The same can be said for household pets. Just as the holidays can disrupt the schedules of people, animals are affected, too. Some pets are more adaptable to the changes taking place. Others can get very stressed out from the activity. Here are some challenges pets can face. * Dietary changes. Pets could be stealing unhealthy snacks of people food from the leftovers that remain from indulgent dinners. Also, because of shopping, traveling and social engagements, feeding schedules could be disruptive. For a pet with a delicate digestive system to begin with, changes could be troublesome. * Altered exercise regimen. A pet who may be used to long jaunts through the neighborhood may be faced with shorter trips in the backyard. Lack of exercise can cause behavior problems from boredom and even depression. * Trouble traveling. Some pets adore car rides, others want to run and hide at the sight of the family mobile. The holidays can mean traveling to see distant family members or taking vacations. Depending on the animal, these extra trips could be nervewracking experiences.

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tHe BlaCK Swan (r) - Starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder. Portman plays an aspiring top ballerina. The role she wants more than any other is that of the Swan Queen in a re-imagining of the ballet Swan Lake by impresario (Cassel). However, while Portman’s technical proficiency makes her the perfect choice for the White Swan, she lacks the spontaneity and seductiveness necessary for the Black Swan. A good fit for that role is Kunis, a new transplant who oozes sexuality. Ultimately, Cassel selects Portman over Kunis with the hope that his new top performer will grow into the role. But Portman is a psychological wreck. Not only is she paranoid that Kunis is trying to undermine her, but she has a confrontation with Cassel’s previous protégé, the damaged Ryder, and she lives under the thumb of a domineering, overprotective mother (Hershey). Portman’s attempts to get in touch with her darker side put pressure upon an already unstable psyche. This film comes across as a psychological thriller, but it also contains elements of melodrama and horror. Teetering on the edge of madness, lust, paranoia, frustration, and jealousy build as the pressure on Portman intensifies, culminating in a


MoVIE REVIEWS stunning finale which takes place on opening night, when the world is finally introduced to her black swan, and when all her worst fears are realized. The film tends to be confusing and leaves a lot of unanswered questions. I really didn’t care about answers; I just wanted it to be over. Portman was definitely prepared for her role, but it’s tough to appreciate an actor’s work when you don’t care for the film. RATING: CtHe FigHter (r) - Starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Amy Adams, Jack McGee, and Mickey O’Keefe. This film tells the true story of boxer “Irish” Mickey Ward (Wahlberg). The film opens in the early 1990s on the streets of Lowell, Massachusetts. An HBO documentary crew is shadowing Mickey’s older brother, Dicky Eklund (Bale), as he goes about his daily routines. Although the filmmakers are open about their project a look at how cocaine destroys lives addict Dicky believes they are chron-

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unrecognizable! He definitely deserves an OSCAR nomination. It’s always great to see movies filmed in your backyard. The film stays true to its story and was all shot in Lowell, MA. RATING: A127 HOUrS (r) - Starring James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Mara, Clemence Poesy, Kate Burton, Treat Williams, and Lizzy Caplan. Directed by Danny Boyle. This is based on real life events. The film covers a period slightly longer than five days lasting from the end of April to the beginning of May 2003. Maverick adventurer Aron Ralston (Franco), 27 years old at the time, ventures into Utah's Blue John Canyon to do a little climbing and exploring. The film's first fifteen minutes, which are bright and colorful with glorious landscape shots accompanied by a throbbing score, serve the dual purpose of introducing us to the cocky main character and showing off the setting. Aron encounters a pair of lost female hikers (Tamblyn and Mara), and helps them find their way to their destination before he continues on his own. It's not long, however, before a mishap results in him tumbling down a shaft and becoming trapped at the bottom when a boulder crushes his

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Luncheon Highlights “New Hope” for Survivors of Abuse Domestic violence costs everyone, and chances are, we all know someone affected by it. That’s the message Laura Hennessey Martens, VP of Development and Public Relations for New Hope, an Attleborobased nonprofit, had for attendees of a Milford Area Chamber of Commerce Businesswomen’s Luncheon Meeting sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank at 3 Restaurant in Franklin on December 9. New Hope, a full-service domestic violence agency, has served over 13,000 individuals, with 800 in the past fiscal year. “Domestic violence, said Hennessey Martens, “costs $5.8 billion a year, $4.8 billion of which is direct medical costs.” The 501c3 organization strives to end domestic and sexual violence by helping people lead safer lives, providing essential support services to people in crisis. New Hope offers crisis intervention, which includes

hotlines, shelters and counseling, prevention and education, including batterer’s intervention and service to survivors of domestic violence. One SAFEplan Advocate explains her frustration at the apathy of the system toward one victim, found dead after having suffered a history of domestic abuse. After a police officer said that the world was “better off” without that person, the advocate thought, “She was someone’s friend. She was someone’s daughter. She was someone’s mother.” Martens has advice for anyone who wants to help someone experiencing domestic or sexual abuse. 1.) Listen! 2.) Assure them it’s not their fault. 3.) Let them know that help is available, when they’re ready. New Hope’s toll-free hotline is 877-222-0083. Find out more at

New Hope, a nonprofit which tries to stamp out domestic violence, was featured at a Milford Area Chamber of Commerce Business Women’s Luncheon, sponsored by Middlesex Bank.

Milford Man Arrested For Distribution/ Possession Of Heroin and Cocaine On December 16, 2010, the Franklin Police Department Arrested Oneill Jocy Lopez, Age 30 Of 1 Westbrood Street, Milford on The Following Charges: * Trafficking In And The Illegal Possession Of A Class ‘A’ Controlled Substance With Intent To Distribute, To Wit Heroin. * Trafficking In And The Illegal Possession Of A Class ‘B’ Controlled Substance With Intent To Distribute, To Wit Cocaine. After a lengthy investigation into the possession and sales the drug cocaine, members of the Franklin Police Department Detective Division, along with members of the Massachusetts State Police, Mil-

ford, Medway and Norfolk Police Departments Detective Personnel Arrested Oneill Jocy Lopez Of Milford, Massachusetts on the above listed criminal charges. Detective personnel had Lopez under surveillance documenting his activities as well as purchasing the drug cocaine from him for a lengthy period of time before culminating the investigation with his arrest In Franklin. Investigation revealed that Lopez would travel by motor vehicle in and around the Greater Franklin/Milford area distributing the drugs to individuals in various locations. In Lopez’s possession at the time of his arrest was $1,139.00 in cash; sixty nine (69) individual plastic bags of

Cocaine with a total weight of 16 grams And approximate street value of $2,800.00; sixty-eight (68) individual plastic bags of heroin with a total weight of 25 grams and approximate street value of $17,000.00. Lopez used a Sprite soda can to keep the drugs hidden. This type of “Hide” is very common in drug dealing circles and comes in any number of brands, shapes, sizes and colors, easily purchased via the Internet or at certain retail stores. Lopez as booked at the Franklin station where he was held overnight pending his criminal arraignment at the Wrentham District Court .

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Keller Williams Realty Sends Gifts to MSPCC

Middlesex To Honor Local Area High School Coaches With Lifetime Coach Award

Keller Williams Realty of Franklin ran a Christmas gift donation drive called “Adopt a Family” to benefit the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Through the MSPCC, members of Keller Williams Realty have ‘adopted’ children, parents, grandparents, even entire families in need. On Tuesday, December 14th, the gifts were loaded into a moving van and transported to the MSPCC’s headquarters for distribution. The transporting of the gifts, as well as the moving van, has been very generously donated by Rainbow Movers of Franklin, MA.

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Tri-County Medical Associates 2010 Physicians Accepting Patients

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BY MEGAN E. SMITH When it comes to finding a residential loan professional, we all know there are a multitude of options in the mortgage industry to choose from. As our economy seems to begin recovering, the right kind of dedicated, hardworking loan professional becomes a valuable resource to have on your side. Meet Eric Douglas, Sr. Loan Officer with Prospect Mortgage. With seven years of experience in the mortgage/financial industry, Douglas specializes in building long-standing, sustainable relationships. Although a newcomer to the Norwood community, he is working quickly to plant his roots by focusing first and foremost on his clients. “I’ve shared my expertise to personally assist numerous home-financing dreams,” Douglas said of his past experiences. “I have an extensive background in assisting everyone from the first-time homebuyer to sophisticated real estate investors; whether a client has high or low income we can find the right fit.” Douglas is confident in the mortgage industry taking an upward slope in the near future, but in the interim, rates remain at record lows. This means now is a good time to buy, sell or refinance your home with Douglas’ help. He attributes much of his success even during down times to what he calls a “consultative, big picture approach” with clients. Former client Bruce Sherbow agreed with that statement.

For more information or to contact Eric Douglas directly, call 617.785.3727 or email

The Anglican Church of the Redeemer, 31 Hayward Street in Franklin, will mark the end of 2010 with an informal worship service on New Year’s Eve at 7 p.m.

Father Jack Potter and the members of the congregation invite everyone to join us for these services.

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please come and seek God with us. There is ample parking and the church building is accessible to all. Information is available at www. or by calling (508) 346-3423.

Quality Care for Everyone, Right Here in Our Community Tri-County Medical offers a broad range of exceptional healthcare providers to satisfy individual preferences and needs. Whether you choose a Tri-County Medical primary care physician for yourself, a pediatrician for your children, or a family medicine physician for your loved ones, you can feel certain that high quality standards are demanded and met across the board.

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“Eric was very accessible to me from the time we started working on our deal until the final details were complete. He was creative in his solution-oriented concepts, very knowledgeable about his products and services, with great perspective on financial markets as a whole.” In addition to building strong relationships with clients, Douglas educates clients to have strong fiscal literacy so they may make educated decisions about their home as it relates to their long term goals.

For a complete guide to all of our fine primary care physicians and specialists, contact us at 508-528-5392 or visit Tri-County Medical Associates, Inc. is affiliated with Milford Regional Medical Center

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Living Healthy Ask the Anytime Guy | Fitness Matters Expert answers to your health and wellness questions BY CHRISTOPHER CHARRON QUeStiOn: Do you have any thoughts on some of the new functional training equipment on the market—things like TRX bands for example? anSwer: Generally speaking, I’m a fan of TRX bands and other pieces of functional training equipment. Things like TRX, the ViPR, and the Rip-Core FX are taking the fitness industry by storm, and for good reason. They’re new, innovative, and fun to use. But best of all, they’re functional, which means that using them allows you to mimic traditional daily activities, thereby improving movement, balance, coordination, and strength all at the same time. That’s pretty cool! The only real concern here is that people may not know how to use these pieces of equipment properly, which could potentially result in injury.

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Living Healthy January is National Blood Donor Month The first month of the year marks a national awareness month for blood donation. According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds, with over 38,000 blood donations needed every day. The American Red Cross notes that in most states, donors must be 17 years old, healthy and weigh at least 110 lbs. In fact, less than 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood. Type O-negative blood can be transfused to patients of all blood types. It is always in demand and often in short supply. Donors must wait 56 days before each blood donation.

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RE/MAX Executive Realty Announces Merger RE/MAX Executive Realty and Kaplan Commercial Properties, Inc. are pleased to announce they have merged and have formed a Commercial Division within RE/MAX Executive Realty. Rick Kaplan will be the President of the Commercial Division and will be responsible for the marketing, sales and leasing of all retail, industrial and commercial real estate for the company. Kaplan has over 14 years experience in the commercial real estate/brokerage industry, specializing in the 495/ MetroWest territory. Rick is a member of the United Chamber of Commerce in Franklin, the Milford Area Chamber of Commerce, Boston Metro Net and Business Networking International (BNI). He is also a member of the Medway Business Council and Bellingham Business Council. For many years he served on the In-

dustrial Development Committee for the Town of Medway. The RE/MAX Executive Realty Commercial Division will include the sales team of Bob Badzmierowski, Eileen Mason, Laudy Soifer, Diane Vokey and Audrey Alberts. The Commercial Division will be located at the RE/MAX Executive office in Franklin, 445 Franklin Village Drive. “The big commercial companies lack the local knowledge required to compete in our marketplace. As a small, local company we could not offer some of the services of a larger firm,” said Rick Kaplan. “Teamed together with RE/MAX, we can provide our local expertise and all of the services of a large commercial company.” “The strengths of the two com-

panies combined allows us to better service all of our commercial real estate clients” according to Bill Wright, President of RE/MAX Executive Realty. “The international exposure of RE/MAX along with the local expertise of Rick Kaplan and Kaplan Commercial Properties will provide a powerful combination of global and local marketing strategies and initiatives.” The creation of a Commercial Division will compliment the existing strength of RE/MAX Executive Realty’s Residential Division and the Property Management Division. “The internal referrals between the company’s divisions will be an added benefit to all of our clients,” added Wright. RE/MAX Executive Realty is a franchise of RE/MAX International and is the local leader in residential real estate brokerage and property management services with 7 offices and over 125 sales associates.

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Dean College Children's Center Hosts Open House Explorations Dean College Children’s Center will host Open House Exploration and Tour on January 12, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parents of preschool children ages 2 to 6 years are encouraged to stop by during exploration hours, bring their child to explore the school, and learn about the program. The innovative and progressive school is well known in the community for providing an excellent preschool experience. Dean Children’s Center is NAEYC accredited, with an adult to child ratio of 1:5, credentialed teachers and teachers-in-training. We provide a professional, caring environment where young children learn through hands-on exploration and enjoy enrichment programs in science, puppetry, music and dance. Our afternoon program provides children with extended Pre-K learning experiences for children entering kindergarten the following year.

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The school uses a developmental approach to education, which reflects current early education research in child development and peer conflict resolution. “We are a regional resource to parents and educators on peer conflict resolution in young children and our lab school is a demonstration site for best early education practices” states Director Faith Nickolas. A nationally accredited, nonprofit organization, the Children’s Center serves as a lab school for Early Childhood Education majors at Dean College and provides education to community children and families. The Dean College Children’s Center located at 144 School Street in Franklin. For more information, call (508) 541-1598. _________________________

Baseball Coach Appointed at Dean College Dean College has named Jonathan T. Krot as its new baseball coach. Krot comes to Dean after 5 years at Rollins College in Florida as its Assistant Baseball Coach and recruiting coordinator. Jon played collegiately at the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University and has coaching stints at Providence College, Central Connecticut State University, Bryant University and most recently, Rollins College in Florida. A Connecticut native, Jon takes over the reins of the Dean College program poised to make some noise in Region XXI. "We are all excited that with Jon's experience and knowledge of the local regional talent, he will take our program to the next level," said athletic director John Jackson. Krot received his degree in Sports and Leisure Management from Eastern Connecticut State University.

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TRI-CoUNTY REGIoNAL HIGH SCHooL NEWS & EVENTS Tri-County Sophomore Wins District Voice Of Democracy Competition Abigail Gay of Medway, a TriCounty RVTHS Early Childhood Careers sophomore, has won the Norfolk County District 5 Voice of Democracy Competition. “Because we are young, this is a great way to voice our opinions and be heard,” noted Gay of participating in the competition. She will now move on to the State Level Voice of Democracy Competition, taking place in Milford during January 2011. A total of three Tri-County students represented their school at the District Competition after being named local winners of the Franklin VFW Post 3402 Competition. Gay, as well as Harley Keith of Medway and Keara DeRose of Seekonk, were selected by a panel of local judges representing Franklin VFW Post 3402 as winners based on recordings of their scripts addressing this year’s theme, “Does My Generation Have a Role in America’s Future?” Each of the local Post 3402 winners will be honored during a dinner held in March and will receive a certificate as well as a monetary award. Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The Voice of Democracy Program was created in 1947 to foster patriotism by allowing students in grades 9 through 12 to voice their opinions on an annual theme. Entries are judged on originality, content, and delivery at local, district, state, and national levels. Voice of Democracy annually provides more than $3 million in awards and scholarships nationwide. Insert photo/Caption VoiceDem: County District Voice of Democracy Competition winner Abigail Gay of Medway (right) stands with her fellow local Post 3402 winners Harley Keith (left) of Medway and Keara DeRose (middle) of Seekonk.

Tri-County Rvths Approved To Take Part In Msba Green Repair Program Tri-County RVTHS Superintendent-Director Barbara Renzoni is pleased to announce that the school was recently approved to take part in the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Green Repair Program. The Green Repair Program will help the school to fund the replacement of two air conditioning systems and to upgrade the domestic hot water heating system, which is original to the 1977 building. The rigorous application process, including the approval of the TriCounty School Committee, took a period of 12 months to complete. The project is currently in the design stage and will go to bid in the New Year, with construction tentatively starting towards the end of June and to be substantially completed before the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. The main goals of the MSBA Green Repair Program are to improve learning environments for children and teachers, reduce energy use, and generate cost savings for districts. Total funding for all projects approved by the Green Repair Program is limited to $300 million. “These are repairs and upgrades that our facility needed and this program is enabling us to complete them with the potential of up to 50% reimbursement,” explained Thomas Shanahan, Tri-County Director of Facilities. “It benefits our school and it benefits our sending towns.” The MSBA launched the $300 Million Green Repair Program in August of 2010 for public school facilities that are structurally, functionally, and educationally sound.

Tri-County Students Stand Out At Skillsusa Fall Leadership

Conference Tri-County students proudly represented their school and were recognized for their leadership skills during the SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference, held from Sunday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 23 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough, MA. The SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference is designed to help build strong school chapters through intensive leadership training for chapter advisors and officers in areas including communication skills, group dynamics, and employability skills. Tri-County has 100% membership in SkillsUSA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preparing high school and college students for careers in technical, trade, and skilled service occupations through programs on local, state, and national levels. Tri-County students proudly represented their school and were recognized with medals and awards for their leadership skills during the SkillsUSA Fall State Leadership Conference, held from Sunday, November 21 through Tuesday, November 23 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel and Trade Center in Marlborough, MA.

Katelyn Lantagne Of Seekonk Wins Ncwit Award For Aspirations In Computing Katelyn Lantagne of Seekonk, a Tri-County RVTHS Computer In-

formation Systems senior, has been presented with the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing. Lantagne was one of only 20 female students in the state to be honored with the award and also received a $1,000 scholarship to UMass Lowell and UMass Amherst. The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing recognizes young women at the high school level for their computing-related achievements and interests. Each award winner is selected for demonstrating outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for postsec-

ondary education. Tri-County senior Katelyn Lantagne of Seekonk, left, the winner of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Award for Aspirations in Computing, sits beside her Computer Information Systems Instructor, Kim Zogalis.

Tri-County Seniors Awarded John & Abigail Adams Scholarships Tri-County Superintendent-Director Barbara Renzoni is pleased to announce that more than 50 seniors from the Class of 2011 have been awarded John and Abigail Adams Scholarships. The John and Abigail Adams Scholarships are awarded to students who achieve two advanced scores or one advanced and one proficient score on the Grade 10 English Language Arts and Mathematics MCAS exams. The scholarships provide four years of free tuition to full-time students attending any University of Massachusetts campus, or any participating state or community college, beginning in the fall 2011 semester.

This year’s Tri-County RVTHS Adams Scholarship recipients are Joel Cavossa, Timothy DelSignore, Zachary Eisan, Amanda Harrop, Richard Hinrichs, Scott MacAllister, Jonathan McLaughlin, Emily Patterson, John Rafuse, Mary Saster, and Colin Shannon of Franklin, Aubrey Dumont, Justin Rodrigues, and Cameron Wambolt of Attleboro, Siouxla Roode, Ian Boyce, Thomas Fisler, Joshua Hasenzahl, Carsten Shaw, and Ty Whitcomb of Medway, Kasey Dull, Margaret Hennessy, Craig Hoell, and Evan LaBarge of Millis, Katie DeCosta, Caitlin Fontneau, Caitlin Isom, Victoria Loring, Randall Marquis-Hardy, Dena Roberts, and Eric Sorenson of North Attleboro, William Bryson, Katherine Bukis, and Noelle Petronio of Norfolk, Anthony Bagge, William DaSilva, Kelsey Easterbooks, Lauren McCue, Brendan McGuire, and Camille Yahrmarkt of Plainville, Stephen Kozatek of Rehoboth, Tyler Andrews, Patrick Brown, and Katelyn Lantagne of Seekonk, Andrew Franchitto of Sherborn, Victoria Cataldo, James Glennon, Kory Hoyt, and Connor Parquette of Walpole, and Colby Anderson, Leah Cook, Melissa Guisti, and Patrick White of Wrentham.

Richard Hinrichs Of Franklin Recognized For Academic Excellence Tri-County RVTHS Superintendent-Director Barbara Renzoni has named Richard Hinrichs of Franklin as the recipient of this year’s Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (MASS) Certificate of Academic Excellence. The award is given to the highest-ranking senior based on their GPA at the end of the first quarter. Superintendent Renzoni will present Hinrichs with the award at Awards Night in June. Hinrichs is a High Honor Roll student enrolled in AP Calculus and all honors courses. After graduation, he plans on attending college and pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. “It’s a field that has always interested me, it’s broad enough to design anything,” he noted.

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Obituaries atKinSOn, Frank U., of Franklin, Nov. 26, age 87. Frank was the husband of Irene M. (Cronin) Atkinson. Frank was born in Taunton, April 27, 1923, a son of the late Francis R. and Marion H. (Upham) Atkinson. He was a resident of Franklin for over 15 years and was a former longtime resident of Stoughton. He was raised and educated in Hyde Park and until his retirement worked as a letter carrier for the town of Stoughton for 32 years. He honorably served in the United States Navy during WWII and attained the rank of Aviation Machinist’s Mate, Second Class; he was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Area Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He was discharged in February 1946. His interests included fishing, reading, bowling and crossword puzzles.He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and the American Legion Post #89 in Stoughton. In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by children, Francis R. Atkinson of Wellesley, Joseph L. Atkinson of Wrentham, John F. Atkinson of Stoughton, Stephen M. Atkinson of Norfolk, Marie T. Kelleher of Franklin and Irene M. Atkinson of Stoughton. Frank is also survived by brothers, Edmund Atkinson of Braintree and Robert Atkinson of Carver, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Frank was the father of the late Christine Fitzgerald and brother of the late Francis and John Atkinson, Faith King and Margaret Plowfield. Funeral arrangements by Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, Franklin. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Stoughton. Donations in his memory sent to Alzheimer’s Association Mass., Chapter 311, Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. COrnetta, John F. “Johnny,” 85, lifelong Franklin resident, Dec. 2, age 85. Johnny was the husband of Alice T. (Buckley) Cornetta, who died in 1991. Johnny was born in Norfolk, December 3, 1924 a son of the late Louis and Lucia (Lamagna) Cornetta. He was raised and educated in Franklin and was a graduate of Franklin High School, Class of 1943. Until his retirement in 1991, he worked in the shipping department of the Mayflower Textile company also known as the Franklin Mill Store. He also worked as a mechanic at the former Brown’s Garage in Franklin. He was a former member of the St. Anthony’s & Columbus Society in Franklin, and a former ex-

ecutive board member of the Franklin Rangerettes. He was a lifetime communicant of St. Mary’s Church and served as an usher for many years. He loved spending time with family, and was an avid golfer, Red Sox and Patriots fan. He is survived by son, James Cornetta and his companion Lisa LaPierre of Franklin, daughter, Jane Hinckley and her husband Dave of Wrentham, brothers, Anthony Cornetta of Franklin, Richard C. Cornetta and his wife Priscilla of Franklin, sisters, Rose Marie Cornetta and Jean Dorr, both of Franklin, sisters-in-law, Cecile Cornetta of North Attleboro and Ellen Cornetta of Ellsworth, ME, grandchildren, Jeremy and Christa Cornetta, Alison Beach, Jennifer and Gordon Winget, great grandson, Ryan Beach and many nieces and nephews. Johnny was the brother of the late Frederick, William, and Joseph Cornetta and brother in law of the late Frances Cornetta, Joan Cornetta and Robert Dorr. Funeral arrangements by Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, Franklin. Interment Parish Cemetery. If desired, donations in his memory sent to Friends of Franklin, 50 Corbin St., Franklin, MA 02038 would be appreciated. DaVieS, Marit Marion, of Franklin, Nov. 19, age 56. Born in Winchester, she was the daughter of the late William and Ingrid J. (Gjerpen) Davies and was a graduate of Holliston High School, the University of New Hampshire, and Framingham State College, having earned her Masters in science and nutrition. She was the director of materials management for Winchester Hospital for the past 16 years, where in 2009, she received the Daniel J. Brady Jr. Award for excellence, by the New England Society for Healthcare Materials Management, whom she was a former chairperson for the organization’s Education Committee and served on its Board of Directors from 2003-06. An avid gardener, she loved her German shepherds and was an equestrian earlier in life. Known for her operatic, soprano voice, she enjoyed singing in the choir in the Norfolk Federated Church. She loved vacations with her family in Eastham and was a patron of the Museum of Fine Arts. Wife of Steven C. Lewis, whom she married on Dec. 31, 1995, children, William L. Zuckerman of Ann Arbor, MI and Sarah P. Zuckerman of Franklin. Sister of Jonathan Davies and his wife Christine of Norfolk, Michael Davies and his wife Susan of Bellingham, and the

late William Davies. Funeral arrangements by R. J. Ross Funeral Home, Wrentham. If desired, contributions in Marit’s memory may be made to the Compassionate Care ALS, P.O. Box 1052, W. Falmouth, MA 02574, the Random Smile Project Inc., P. O. Box 13, Franklin, MA 02038 or the Winchester Hospital Foundation, 611 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890. FaBBO, Joseph P., 82, of Franklin, and a former longtime Medfield resident, Nov. 25, age 82. Joseph was the beloved husband of Glenna K. Fabbo for 57 years. Joseph was born in Everett, November 3, 1928, a son of the late Edward A. and Mary (Masi) Fabbo. He was educated in Everett schools and is a graduate of Boston University, with a Master’s Degree in public relations. Joseph was well known in the newspaper business. He owned, operated and was the publisher of the Waltham/ Watertown Shopper. He was a Paul Harris fellow, and a longtime member and past president of the West Roxbury Rotary Club and was a member of the Honorary Fraternity Tau Mu Epsilon. He loved time spent with family, gardening, fishing, tinkering and designing. Joseph is also survived by children, Marc Fabbo and his wife Victoria of Williamstown, Michigan, Craig Fabbo and his wife Elizabeth of North Attleborough and Lorna Fabbo, siblings, Edward Fabbo of Peabody and Joan Christoforo of Everett and grandchildren, Laura, Julie, Joseph and Chloe Fabbo. Funeral arrangements by Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, Interment Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory sent to Stanley Tippett Home, 920 South St., Needham, MA 02492. MaSi, Phyllis M. (Mucciarone), of Franklin, Nov. 17, age 74. She was the beloved wife of Ralph V. “Butch” Masi for 51 years. Born in Franklin, July 19, 1936, a daughter of the late Felix A. “Tony” Mucciarone and Adrienne (Levasseur) Mucciarone, she was raised and educated in Franklin where she was a 1954 graduate of Franklin High School. She was also a graduate of Mary Brooks Junior College in Boston. She worked at Norwood Hospital as a medical secretary, the Clara Barton Camp for diabetic children as a lab technician, and the former Whiting & Davis Company, and prior to her retirement, she worked at “Edwin’s” in Franklin. Her family and friends were the center of Phyl’s life; she en-

joyed hosting weekly Saturday evening dinner for the entire family, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an avid fan of the Red Sox and Patriots, having last attended the September, 2010 game against the Buffalo Bills. In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Cheryl Houston and her husband Mark of North Attleboro, Stephen Masi and his wife Trish of Needham, Michele Masi of Franklin, Jeffrey Masi and his wife Lisa of Douglas, and Pamela Tucker and her husband David of Medway. Also surviving are her grandchildren Stephanie, Matthew, and Michael Houston, Craig Masi, Matthew and Sarah Lanen, Justin and Jacob Masi, and Anthony and Ashley Tucker. She is the sister of Shirley Martello and Conrad Mucciarone of Franklin, Albert Mucciarone of Finksburg, MD, Pauline Vidito of Leicester, Jacqueline McKenney of Lahaina, HI, She also leaves many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She is the sister of the late Sharon Souza. Funeral arrangements by Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home 33 Cottage St. Franklin, Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory sent to the Masi Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Rockland Trust, 58 Main St. Franklin, MA 02038, which was established in 1979 and is awarded to a non-family member of the Franklin High School graduating class. MiCHaUD, Tracy E. (Dunn), of Bellingham, formerly of Franklin, lost her courageous battle to breast cancer, Nov. 17, age 43. Throughout her three-year struggle, Tracy remained an inspiration to everyone she came in contact with as she fought with bravery and a constant smile. Born in Boston, October 28, 1967, the daughter of Kathryn (Michaels) Dunn of Bellingham and Richard Dunn and his wife Nan of Clinton, Tracy grew up in Franklin and had lived in Bellingham for the past 15 years.She was a graduate of Franklin High School and Dean College. Tracy had been a senior administrative assistant for the Meditech Corporation in Framingham for 23 years. Tracy enjoyed scrapbooking, and working out, especially kick boxing. Most important to her and beyond mere words was the love and devotion she had for her three children. In addition to her parents and step mother, she is survived by her three beloved children, Nicholas and Emily, age 12 and Sarah, age 9. She is also survived by her sister Nancy Dunn of Franklin.

Funeral arrangements by Ginley Funeral Home of Franklin. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 89 South Street, Suite 406, Boston, MA 02111. MOSteCKI, Helen Marjorie (Gregoire), Framingham, formerly of Natick and Franklin, Dec. 5, age 93. Helen was the wife of the late Peter Mostecki. Survived by her stepchildren and dear cousin, Kathleen Keane of Franklin. Funeral arrangements by Charles F. Oteri & Son Franklin Funeral Home, Franklin. Interment with military honors St. Mary’s Cemetery, Franklin. In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be sent to St. Patrick’s Manor, 863 Central St., Framingham, MA 01701. PaPazian, David J., of Tewksbury, formerly of Warwick, RI and Franklin, age 76. David was a communicant of St. Dorothy's Church, in Wilmington. Husband of the late Elaine C. Papazian. David was born in Warwick, RI, November 16, 1934, a son of the late Sarkis and Patricia (Turner) Papazian. He was raised in Warwick, and lived in Franklin, before moving to Tewksbury in 1977. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He was employed as a purchasing manager at Honeywell, in Billerica. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Atkinson Country Club in NH and a fan of all New England professional sports teams. He is survived by children, Lisa Miller and her husband Jeffrey of Hudson, David J. Papazian Jr. and his wife Carrie of Framingham, Derek Papazian of Medford and Ryan Papazian, Lcpl. of the USMC, of Tewksbury and grandchildren, Brandon Miller, Megan Miller and Sophie Papazian. David is also survived by siblings, Herbert Papazian and his wife Carmen of NH, Patricia Papazian of RI, mother-in-law, Angelina Pastorello of Tewksbury and many nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Arthur Papazian. Funeral arrangements by Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of Dewey and Main Sts. (Rte 38), Tewksbury Center. Burial with Army Honors Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Dana-Farber "Jimmy Fund," 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445, will be appreciated.

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