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Mass Cruisers to Hold 20th Annual Car Show in Medway Event to Take Place August 21 at Medway V.F.W. BY J.D. O’GARA

Millis Teens Reach Eagle Scout

“You’re only limited to your imagination,” says Rich Armando, when it comes to his passion – cars. Armando, who is chairing the 20th annual Mass Cruisers Association Car Show, which will take place at the Medway V.F.W. at 126 Holliston Street on August 21, says that fixing up cars, and specifically, designing what you want in a hotrod, is really just a matter of how the owner wants to build his or her car, and, of course, finances. “I’m lucky enough to have several cars … not all are lucky enough to do that. People buy what they can afford,” say Armando. “You’re only limited to what you can think of how you want to build your car and whatever finances you have available to you. When you restore a car, you kind of make it the way it came out of the factory, but when you build a hotrod, there’s no right or wrong. It’s whatever you think is correct.” Armando has been part of the

BY J.D. O’GARA It’s about a lot more than badges. Two young men from Millis, Zachary Golden, 15 and recent Millis High School graduate Ben Walsh, 18, have reached the pinnacle of their journey with Millis Boy Scout Pack 15. Both attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

Rich Armando stands by his pride and joy, a 1966 Mustang convertible, at the weekly Mass Cruisers Association “Cruise Night,” in front of Bass Pro Shops at Patriot Place which will run Thursdays through October. Armando is the chairman for the group’s upcoming 20th Annual Car Show, to be held at the Medway V.F.W. on August 21.

Mass Cruisers Association, which has a clubhouse in Norfolk, since the early 1970s. He’s the proud owner of a 1966 Mustang convertible, a 1955 Ford pickup truck that he’s turning into

a hotrod, and a 1930 Chevrolet convertible. It’s not just the cars, however, that draws him to the club.

nice group of people,” he says. Franklin resident Carlene Woloski, whose husband, Gary, is


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“Eagle is just the culmination of scouting,” says Ben’s Dad and Boy Scout volunteer Mike Walsh. “It takes years, so you have that time to build character.” Walsh explains that Eagle Scout community service projects, in which the young men must show leadership, are only one step toward attaining the rank. The young men must present a project book, five letters of reference, all the merit badges they’ve earned along with rank and detailed descriptions of their community service project to a review board consisting of other parents and a scoutmaster.

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the president of the Mass Cruisers Association, has been in the club for three years. She agrees that the people are what attracted the Woloski’s to the group. “It’s a great group. Everyone comes with their vehicles, and we get along and appreciate their vehicles. It’s good camaraderie,” she says. Woloski says she’s always had an interest in old cars. She and her husband own a 1966 Oldsmobile Starfire as well as a 1974 F150 pickup truck. She’s also looking forward to the upcoming show in Medway. “You can have the best of the best (at the car show), and we do a great job judging the different classes.” Bruce Berry, a resident and business owner of Millis, has been a member of the Mass Cruisers for about 15 years. He says he enjoys the people he meets and traveling to different areas with his cars. He owns five of them, including a 1941 Chevrolet pickup truck, and says, “All my life, I’ve been working on street rods.” Berry explains that street rods are designed to be “on the road.” In fact, on a Thurs-

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day cruise night in front of the Bass Pro Shop at Patriot Place in Foxboro (these cruise nights will run through October), he is exhibiting a 1983 Volvo station wagon souped up with a Ford V8 engine and a five-speed transmission. The group has two meetings a month – a board of directors meeting and a general membership meeting. Besides just getting together and enjoying the hobby, Armando says the group also does a number of fundraising activities, with a 50/50 raffle every club night, usually supporting local charities and veterans’ organizations. In winter months, he says, the group will often feature speakers. Including the upcoming show, Mass Cruisers has made the Med- Millis resident and businessowner Bruce Berry shows off one of his five vehicles at cruise night on Thursdays at way V.F.W. its venue for eleven of Bass Pro. Berry, a member of Mass Cruisers Association, will join the group for its upcoming 20th Annual Car Show at the Medway V.F.W. the past 20 years. The August 21 Car Show at the up to 1989 and feature about 13 take part in the 50/50 raffle, and enthusiast? Medway VFW, sponsored by special awards, says Armando, listen to the tunes of DJ Cruisin “Save your money. Work toward Charles River Bank and Central such as best open vehicle, best Bruce Palmer. For more informa- what you want, and have an idea Auto Group, will have a 7:30 a.m. clothes, best interior, best paint and tion on the show, the Thursday of what you’d like,” he says. registration, with a pre-registration best engine. This year the club got night Bass Pro Shop cruise nights “Build your first car. Have some fee of $10, which rises to $15 the kids into the mix with a kids or the club in general, visit fun with it. As you get a little older, day of the show. For a $3 general award, where children can vote on you may have a little more finanadmission fee, the rain or shine their favorite overall vehicle. VisiArmando says the car show is a cial freedom.” Armando adds that show will judge 29 classes of cars tors to the show can also visit a flea good way for newcomers to the members of his club “kind of exmarket, enjoy food refreshments, hobby to meet others who enjoy press yourself through your autoworking on cars and see their cre- mobile, your likes and dislikes. It’s ations. His advice to a young car like art.”

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Teens Cook for Seniors in Millis, Will Hold Second Dinner on 8/18 By J.D. O’Gara Eighteen-year-old Chris Hines and 17-year-old Zack Selter could be doing anything with their time, but they’re choosing to volunteer. “We’re in this club,,” says Hines, who found the website about a year ago when he was looking for volunteering ideas. It led him to do a walk in Boston to raise money for Diabetes research. “It gives us ideas of what to do and things to help out. It’s something to do, and it’s helping the community, and it makes us feel good about ourselves, helping out.” Hines and Selter’s latest project is putting on a dinner for Millis senior citizens at the Millis Senior Center. The two, along with friend Brendan McGough, 18, served a pasta and salad dinner, complete with an ice cream and strawberries dessert, to about 16 seniors on July 14. They will hold another dinner at the senior center on August 18.

The young men intend to mow lawns and do some landscaping to raise money for the next dinner. They hope to do a number of projects, as a higher number of projects increase their likelihood of getting a grant from “Our hope is to get a grant to fix the fence at the basketball court,” says Selter. The court in question is located next to the St. Thomas rectory on Plain Street. The basketball court was one of Hine’s and Selter’s first foray into community

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Jessica O’Reilly won a 3rd Place for her project, “Which Stroke: Freestyle, Breaststroke, or Backstroke Increases Your Heart Rate the Most?” She also received the 2011 Connecticut Valley Biological Award.” The Massachusetts Middle School Science & Engineering Fair is a forum for students in grades 6-8 to explore through actual hands-on experience the many exciting and emerging fields of science and technology today. Three hundred and four students representing Middle Schools throughout the Commonwealth participated in this year’s fair sponsored by the Cabot Corporation.

Selter had originally thought of some sort of meals on wheels program for seniors, but when he contacted the center, they suggested the teens host the dinners. “They gave us all the paperwork to fill out and everything,” says Zack. “You have to fill out a temporary food permit from the Board of Health in order to serve the food.”

Young Millis Scientist Takes Home Prizes at Middle School Science & Engineering Fair A student from the Millis Middle School received prizes at the 14th Annual Massachusetts Middle School Science & Engineering Fair held recently at Worcester Technical High School.

Local seniors got treated to a dinner hosted by Millis teens on July 14. From left, Linda Beyer, Charles Werner, Dolly Werner, Carol Holmes, Al Holmes and Neda Heustis.

Zackary Selter and Brendan McGough put their cooking skills to work for Millis Seniors on July 14. Zack and Chris Hines (not shown) will put on another dinner open to local senior citizens at the center on August 18.

activism with, and it began as a confirmation project for Selter. The two young men, with help from about 10 helpers, repaved and repainted benches at the existing basketball courts. “The whole idea on repaving the courts was to like, provide a safe place for the kids to, hang out and have a place to go,” says Selter, “and after we redid them, we’ve noticed younger kids hanging out and playing basketball. It’s more presentable now, but it’s too bad we didn’t raise more money to fix

the fence. It’s very costly.” Chris and Zackary held a small tournament, for which people paid, at the court to raise money for the project. They also hosted a cookout. Both say they feel a reward doing projects for the town. To find out more about the Millis Do Something club they created, or for more information on the upcoming Senior Center dinner on August 18, email or Inquiries on the dinner can also be made at the Millis Senior Center.

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The science fair process is an excellent hands-on learning experience for all participating students. Research projects demonstrate the validity of the scientific method and provide problem-solving experiences with emphasis on the inquiry-centered approach. Judging is structured to provide encouragement, offer meaningful feedback and create a friendly, interactive environment. Prizes are awarded at a formal ceremony held the afternoon of the fair. Cabot Corporation, the official sponsor of the statewide Middle School Fair, is a global specialty chemical and performance materials company headquartered in Boston. The company's website is: The Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair seeks to engage students in the inquiry and exploration of science, engineering and technology. Established more than 60 years ago by dedicated members of the educational community and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, MSSEF now helps to support hundreds of local and regional year-long science fair programs involving thousands of Massachusetts students each year. A culminating statewide fair is held in the spring at MIT for high school students, followed by a Middle School Fair at Worcester Technical High School. These statewide Fairs annually showcase outstanding student research projects, awarding $500,000 in college scholarships and prizes to top-scoring students. Over half of MSSEF participating students are female; and 45% of participating schools are in highneeds districts. For six decades, MSSEF programs have advanced science literacy and inspired new generations of science and engineering leaders. Students participating in MSSEF develop essential 21st century life and career skills, including critical and innovative thinking, communication, teamwork and ethical decision-making while building greater self respect and confidence. For more information about MSSEF and its Curious Minds Initiative, log on to www.scifair. com.

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Medway Business Council Elects New Board The Medway Business Council held its Annual Dinner May 24, 2011 featuring guest Speaker Mrs. Audrey Ritter, Curator of the Medway Historical Museum in Medway, MA. Audrey spoke of the preparations the Society is making for Medway's 300th Anniversary 2013. In addition, a few of the guests whose families have resided in Medway for years, some for generations, shared anecdotes of the town's history.

Medway Business Council provides a niche for its local businesses, the objectives remain as strong and as relevant since its inception in 1979. It's a voice for local businesses to seek improvements in the business culture for the town, and opportunities to have the town make improvements for the ease of their businesses. Medway Business Council holds monthly breakfast meetings for it members on the third Thursday of

each month. The topics are informative, and timely to issues occurring in business, the economy, and the town. The MBC also supports Scholarship Awards for student residents of Medway. The Award winners of 2010 were invited and recognized. Nathan Adler had received the Peter J. Kenney Award and Thomas Stachan had received the Medway Business Council Memorial Award.

The Annual Dinner business portion of the meeting was addressed by the then current President, Carolyn Chodat. She called for the vote of approval for the Slate of Officers and Directors for 20112012. The fiscal year of MBC runs September to May. The slate was approved by the membership and the following are named in their officer positions: Dale Lawrence, President. Wayne Janelle, Vice President. Debbie Anderson, Sec-

retary. John Parella, Treasurer. The Board members are as follows: Sean Lannigan, Julie Thompson, and Richard Parella as member-atlarge. Carolyn Chodat as Past President will continue to serve for another year on the board. The membership drive for the new season will begin in August for the September opening of the Council's business meetings again. Anyone interested in joining the Business Council may contact Medway Business Council at (508) 533-3859.

Linsky Arranges Vital Transportation A Hearty Thank You from the Medway Pride Day Funding for Millis COA Van State to Pay 80% Rest of Funds to be Raised Committee State Representative David P. Linsky (D-Natick) is pleased to announce that the Millis Council on Aging (COA), has been awarded a state grant to purchase a new handicapped equipped van for disabled citizens within the community.

“I am pleased that I was able to secure funding for a new handicapped equipped van for the Millis Council on Aging. The funding will ensure that Millis has safe transportation for their elderly and disabled residents,” said Linsky.

The state will pay 80% of the van’s cost while the Friends of the Millis COA will contribute the remaining 20%.

Funding provided to the Millis COA is truly essential to the lives of Millis citizens as the COA provides the only source of public transportation for the town’s eld-

erly and disabled residents and the last van which Millis received came in 2007.

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Alleviating First-Day-of-School Jitters The first day of school can create butterflies in the stomachs of parents and children. However, following a few tips can alleviate feelings of nervousness.

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be watching over their children. * Don’t be nervous. Children often look to their parents for guidelines on how to behave. A parent who is overly nervous or sad about the first day of school could make their kids nervous, too. Put on a brave face and keep any anxiety hidden until kids have left for school.

for feelings of anxiety to arise. There are expectations and unknowns with each and every school year for both the students and their parents. Pivotal years, such as kindergarten, 6th grade for middle-schoolers, freshman year of high school, or the start of college can create added levels of jitters because these years mark entry to a new school or new routine. But keeping a few pointers in mind can alleviate some of the fears. * Keep a routine. It is important for parents and students to get back into the school swing of things a few weeks prior to the first day of school. Start setting alarm clocks for the hour at which kids will have to awaken, and get them in the habit of rising from bed and starting the day. Try to schedule something to do each day that will be the inspiration for getting moving, such as school supply shopping. Take the carpool route to school, or find out where the school bus stop may be. These practice sessions will enable the family to decide how much time is needed to get ready in the morning and make changes accordingly. * Mention school frequently. Begin talking about school and what is necessary to prepare. Be

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sure to talk about the more enjoyable aspects of school, such as seeing friends, participating in extracurricular activities and even the change of scenery school provides. Mention the things your child may expect. Hearing about school frequently can reduce feelings of anxiety. * Visit the school. If this is the student’s first time entering this school, you can take advantage of orientation days for new students or schedule an individual visit to the school. A tour and a meeting with the principal will also assuage some fears of the unknown. This can also calm any apprehension parents may have, because they, too, will know the layout of the school, its policies, and who will

* Be prepared. Gather supplies, practice the driving route, lay out clothes, make lunch the night before, get a good night’s rest, and set the alarm clock. Knowing all of the controllable factors are handled can ease the mind of parents and students. * Stay positive. Always keep conversations about school geared toward the positive. If children mention things that frighten them, calm those fears and show the upside to attending school. Provide examples of your own school experiences and how everything turned out for the best. The first day of school can be a time of uncertainty for students and parents. Adults are facing a new stage in their lives, and children are awaiting a classroom of new faces and requirements. Preparing for the first day can alleviate some of the anxiety about heading off to school for a new year.

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Supplies for the 21st Century Student School supplies have evolved significantly over the years. Items that appear on today’s school-supply lists may be quite different from yesteryear. It used to be that teachers required a relatively standard set of supplies for classroom and homework use. Folders, pencils, and spiral-bound notebooks were often the items of choice. As more schools embrace the digital age, school supplies tend to evolve to meet the demands of new technology. Dry erase markers: Schools are increasingly moving away from traditional chalk boards, which tend to be messy. In rooms where computer equipment is located, dry erase boards are often the preferred choice for teachers. As such, teachers tend to ask students for a steady supply of dry erase markers to use on the large whiteboards. Some classrooms also employ individual dry erase boards. Laptop computers or tabLets: A personal computer can store a wealth of information and connect students with tons of information through the Internet. Instead of spreading school budgets thin equipping classrooms with computers, some schools encourage students to purchase their own devices for use at school and at home. FLASH/THUMB DRIVES: Students who want to transfer files from school to home can use convenient thumb drives. These small storage devices can hold a significant amount of information. copy paper: Tightened school budgets may force teachers to ask for donations of supplies, like reams of paper. These will be used to print out the different worksheets and notes sent home to parents and students.

their favorite books in one place. scanner: A scanner can be an invaluable tool for copying material from books or scanning in photos and other items for use in projects. Many scanners come in all-in-one printer/fax/scanner machines, which can be a good investment. printer: A desktop printer will enable students to print out homework assignments or reports. internet access: The Internet has proven an invaluable resource for today’s students. Students frequently have to go online to do assignments. Many

Some of the devices that were once convenience items for students are now becoming mandatory for use in the classroom and at home. Laptop computers are proving important for research, assignments, reports, and many other purposes.

least purchasing the paper a few days of the week enables students to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world.

teachers also have Web sites where they post a syllabus or assignments. Some teachers prefer students contact them through e-mail. stanDarD suppLies: Pens, pencils, staplers, folders, binders, notebooks, rulers, protractors, compasses, and the other traditional school supplies are still in demand. Parents and students may have to adjust accordingly to get the items they need to do wll in the classroom. Considering some of these supplies can be costly, parents may want to investigate refurbished devices that are often backed by warranties.


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pLanner: Students once wrote down assignments in a paper planner or on a calendar. Although many choose to do it the same way today, some opt to go the digital route, entering reminders and tasks into a PDAor a phone with these capabilities.

GraphinG caLcuLator: Although computers can perform many of the tasks of handheld calculators, it’s easier to carry graphing calculators around school than it is to cart around a laptop. Graphing calculators perform many different types of math. They may be required for algebra, calculus and geometry. They are also useful for plotting lines. Once purchased, a



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Medway Library Harry Potter Event Stirs Up Local Magic Over 30 youngsters and teens signed up for a Harry Potter film screening held on July 14 by the Friends of the Medway Public Library in anticipation of the final Harry Potter film hitting the big screen. Kids were invited to don their best Hogwarts apparel and enjoy trivia games and such concoctions as Snape's Potions, Potter Popcorn, Bertie Botts' Beans and other delights from Honeyduke's Sweetshop. Emily Cuff and Hannah O’Toole, both age 11, show off their best Hogwart’s attire at the Medway Library

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August Calendar of Events August 2 Parachute Games, 3-4 p.m., Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis, Join us to play sharks, or the always fun popcorn game – weather permitting Stories & Craft for ages 2-5, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis August 3 10:30-11:15 a.m., Mother Goose/Lapsit Storytime for 02 years old, Millis Public Library August 4 Creature Teachers, Medway Public Library, 3 p.m., program funded by the Medway Cultural Council. Call (508) 533-3217 for more information. August 5 Stories & Craft for ages 2-5, 10:30-11:15 a.m., Millis Public Library, 45 Auburn Road, Millis

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PCS is hosting two contests in conjunction with our major fundraiser The PCS PetWalk to be held Sunday, Sept. 18th at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School in Walpole, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Give us your The Purr-fect Cat Shelter also best shot and enter your pet in has many adult cats available the "Purr-fect Pet Photo Confor adoption. One recent artest"! rival to the shelter is "Betty". She is an adorable, black and The winning photo of the white, domestic short hair with Hottest Dog, Coolest Cat, and a sweet personality and playful Awesome Other Pet will be nature. "Betty" was found in a selected by participants at the local community and spent the PCS PetWalk. Winners will first several days with Animal receive a gift card from EspeControl to make sure that she cially for Pets. And for the kids, wasn't missing from her fam- we have a new contest! "My ily. Since no one came forward Pet's Paw-trait Contest"! to claim her, she is now at the Kids in grades 1-6 can create a shelter awaiting her forever pet portrait using marker, paints, home. "Betty" is a real cutie depen, pencil or any combination serving of a wonderful home. and submit it to be judged by All cats and kittens are exam- the PCS judges. Prizes and ribined by a veterinarian, spay- bons will be awarded by age ed or neutered, tested for feline group. leukemia and FIV, dewormed, For complete contest rules and given all age appropriate vacentry forms visit our website cines and micro-chipped prior www.purrfectcatshelter. So, get to adoption. out the camera and art supplies, To view all cats available for send us your photos and masadoption or to download terpieces, then join us at the Petan adoption application visit our Walk (don't forget the dog!) for website www. purrfectcatshel- a great day of fun for everyone.

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Living Healthy Hiking Trails Around the Corner BY ANNE PARKER Summer in New England is short, and we love to savor every moment outdoors. If you want to get out for an easy day trip or halfday trip, take a hike with your family or friends. If you don't feel like driving far this summer, there are a variety of places nearby to hike and picnic. This is a brief list of local hikes and walks. Hikers can get detailed information and maps on destinations at two excellent websites: and www.

Indian Rock Conservation Area has a network or short trails. Access this trail from Chestnut St. and Jordan Road. Follow Jordan Road 1/2 mile to Indian Lane. Turn left on Indian Lane, take first left on King Philip Rd. Go to the end of King Philip Rd. and park at the cul-de-sac adjacent to the woods, where the trail starts. To get to Indian Rock itself, follow the wide trail from the end of a cul-desac 45 feet into the woods, turn right on the first side trail. Follow 30 feet and bear right at the fork.

Medway: In Medway there are two active trails. Hikers can enjoy a 2.5-mile hike at Wenakeening Woods -- 100 acres of conservation land. You can access this from Summer Street or Highland Street in Medway or Mission Spring in Holliston. This trail abuts the Rail Trail in Milford. Visit for maps and details. Hikers in Medway can also enjoy an easy half-mile hike between Choate Park and Medway High School. The trail follows along Chicken Brook, a tributary of the Charles River. You can access this trail at Choate Park on route 109 near the tennis courts. Or from the baseball diamond at the high school. Choate Park itself has a popular hike around the pond. Easy for children to enjoy and view the pond and its wildlife and beautiful foliage. The town is always planning to develop other places in town, according to Jim Wieler, president of Upper Charles Conservation Trust and Medway Trail Committee member. The Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation manages trails and parks all around Mass. Foxborough, Franklin and Wrentham are the most local. For information, maps and details, visit Millis: Oak Grove Farm in Millis is 108 acres of fields, trails and foot bridges among a grove of oak, maple and pine trees. This easy child-friendly space has soccer and baseball fields, a public playground, some picnic tables and a community garden. Trails are easy to access from the playground and parking area. Hikers can enjoy a walk from 1/2 mile up to 3 miles among the meandering pine-lined

Park off the shoulder of Pleasant Street about one hundred yards north from Flintlock Road. Hikers can explore the property and there is a short network of trails to enjoy the woods and small, shallow water ponds. The pathways are shaded by beautiful white pine, oak, and an under story of sassafras. Osprey, Canada Geese and a Mute Swan can be seen in their natural habitat.

Foxboro: F. Gilbert Hills State Forest trails. You can access this field from Exchange Street route 115 in Millis. Franklin: Franklin has many hidden treasures within the town for hiking and walking. Here, we give a brief description. For more detailed descriptions of these hikes and other outdoor activities in Franklin, check out these websites from the town: Pages/FranklinMA_Recreation/fie lds/index

its shores. The pond offers good fishing for largemouth bass and there is a boat launch. The hiking trail begins near the playground area. The trail is wide and level making it an easy walk for people of all ages. Because it is on a dirt road, you don't have to worry much about ticks that cause Lyme disease, because they usually are in overgrown grassy areas. Access Beaver Pond from route 140 and Beaver Street. Follow Beaver .4 miles on the parking lot.

Dacey Field - In 1996 the Town of Franklin purchased the former Dacey Farm for about $1 million and it is now used as conservation land. The start of the main trail begins toward the right. You see one trail directly ahead but the main trail is to the right. You can walk up to 50 minutes, which can lead to Cranberry Drive, or walk back to the beginning. To access Dacey Field from the merge of Maple and Lincoln Streets, follow Lincoln St. 2.1 miles to the green sign on the left.

Franklin State Forest is managed by the Mass. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation. This trail is about 2 miles long. It can be accessed at Grove Street or Forge Hill Road. Directions: From the Franklin/Route 140 Exit off Route 495, take Route 140 towards Bellingham and in approx. 100 feet turn left onto Grove Street. For the multi-use trail follow Grove Street to Forge Hill Street and turn left. Follow Forge Hill Street to the YMCA and park just beyond the Y on the shoulder of the road before the water tower. For the hiking trail follow Grove Street about .7 miles from Route 140 and park on the right shoulder of Grove Street next to the wooden sign for Franklin State Forest (Across from Rice's Auto and Tire).

Beaver Pond is known for its swimming and soccer fields, but there is also a woodland trail along

The DelCarte Conservation area (also known as the Franklin Reservoir) is located on Pleasant Street.

Also, this is a trail guide that was put together by former resident, Michael Tougias: http://town. _Recreation/fields/Trailguidev1wo maps.pdf

Covering 1,027 acres in Foxboro and Wrentham, F. Gilbert Hills is a "passive use" pine and oak forest. There are 23 miles of trails for various uses, looping through the forest. One of these leads to the Warner Trail, a long-distance hiking trail that travels through Norfolk County on its way to Rhode Island. Mountain Biking is a popular activity and there are also trails for ORVs and horseback riding. Gilbert Forest has several "healthy heart trails" that are short and not too strenuous. To access Gilbert Hills Forest from route 495, take exit 14, follow Route 1 north. Take a right on Thurston Street (Thurston turns into West Street in Foxboro). Passing Normandy Farms campground take a left onto Mill Street. Franklin and Wrentham State Forests are minimally developed properties that offer numerous intersecting trails and dirt roads. Trails are open for hiking, mountain biking and off highway vehicles (not ATVs). Wrentham: The Wrentham State Forest can be accessed from Taunton Street. The trails are not marked. There are several trails to travel about 2 miles long. The terrain is rocky and hilly and considered a more difficult hike. You can access it from Rte 495. Take Rte 1 south and next immediate right before traffic lights. Turn right onto

Taunton St. Parking lot will be on your left after crossing over 495. Joe's Rock is another destination in Wrentham with a pond filled with fish and wildlife. It is a loop around the pond. Hikers can also climb the rocky ledge and get a great view of the pond and surrounding area. Joe's Rock is a mile or so over the RI border in Wrentham, MA. From route 295 (north or south) take exit 11 on to route 114 (Diamond Hill Road) north. Follow that for five or so miles until the road splits and take a right on RT 121 (Wrentham Road). Go for a mile or so and there is a sign and prominent parking area on the left. Bellingham: Bellingham has several rustic old country paths that have been developed into great hiking trails, says Bill Roberts chairperson of Bellingham's parks commission. The Rail Trail is at the town line at Franklin and Blackstone. It is a 2.5-mile hike from Franklin into Blackstone. You can access from various parts of town. From Stallbrook School, on Hartford Ave. behind the school is a nature trail to start your hike. You can also access this trail at route 140 toward Milford at Mechanic Street. Hikers can also access this trail at the High Street complex. At Fox Run Road and Center Street the parking area abuts the railroad bike trail. You can go one mile toward Franklin or 1.2 miles toward Blackstone. For more details visit the website Click on Parks Dept. for details. Norfolk: Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary The trail at Stony Brook is an easy 1-mile loop great for young children. An extensive boardwalk system allows you to follow along the edge of Teal Marsh for a great view of turtles, fish, muskrats, and great blue herons. The boardwalk leads to a grove of beech trees right in the middle of Kingfisher Pond, where wood ducks, black ducks, and Canada geese can often be seen. In the summer, keep an eye and ear out for the buzz of activity in the butterfly garden by the nature center. The sanctuary adjoins Bristol Blake State Reservation. It is located at 108 North Street in Norfolk. Take route 495, exit 15 (Rt 1A). Follow Rt 1A north for 4 miles to the intersection of Rt 1A and Rt 115 in Norfolk. Turn left

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the Anytime Guy | Fitness Matters Living Healthy Ask Expert answers to your health and wellness questions and follow Rt 115 north for 1.5 miles and turn left onto North Street. Visit their website at North Easton: Borderland State Park This 3.5-mile trail is a loop and is a moderate hike, good for children. Hiking alongside water makes an outing special, and Borderland State Park has no fewer than six ponds to explore. Add to that the combination of flat hayfields or the option to test your legs on hilly, rocky terrain, and Borderland has something for everyone. Wildlife also find Borderland to their liking; deer, fox, raccoon, and otter are just some of the mammals that live here. Park Supervisor Bob Babineau said “it seems the deer are increasing—we see them in the fields in the early evening.” He added that the park is a good place to view migratory birds: “Sometimes we even see osprey by the ponds.” The ponds are shallow, but they hold such warmwater fish species as largemouth bass and pickerel. Sherborn: Rocky Narrows The towering hemlocks and pines anchored on the steep hillside slopes of Rocky Narrows are more reminiscent of northern New England than eastern Massachusetts. This rugged terrain, coupled with the fact that the reservation can be reached only by canoe, gives the hiker the feeling he or she is in a region much more remote than Sherborn. Rocky Narrows is one of the few places on the Charles River where steep granite ledges come down to the water’s edge. The terrain is a onemile moderate hike that goes in and out. Highlights: Canoeing the

Charles, hemlock forest, ridge top.


Medfield: Rocky Woods is one of the larger properties owned by the Trustees of Reservations, and it offers a wide choice of year-round recreational activities. The longest trail length is 5.5 miles. It is an easy to moderate challenge and children can enjoy these hikes.

QueStioN: I keep hearing about the Mediterranean diet. Good, bad, or indifferent?

The focal point of the reservation is five-acre Chickering Lake, where there is catch-and-release fishing during the warmer months. Picnic tables and grills are scattered about the shoreline. The land is a series of uneven ridges with many rocky outcrops including Whale Rock, which looks like the back of a whale rising from the forest floor. The reservation is rich in wildlife, and early morning hikers are often treated to a sighting of a fox, partridge, or a great blue heron wading in one of the ponds. Highlights: ponds, unusual rock, fishing, secluded woodland trails. Blackstone: The Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park recalls the role of canals in transporting raw materials and manufactured goods between emerging industrial centers. Walk along restored sections of the Blackstone River Canal and Towpath from the River Bend Farm Visitors Center. Straddling the town line between Uxbridge and Northbridge is a 1000-acre natural area offering walking and hiking paths, canoe access, picnic areas and a broad expanse of the Blackstone River known as Rice City Pond, which is a great area for watching wildlife. You can access it from the Mass. Pike to exit 11, Rte. 122 south to N. Uxbridge, set of lights, left onto East Hartford Ave. Follow the signs.

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ANSWeR: The Mediterranean diet is actually more of a lifestyle, and does incorporate many healthy foods and behaviors. For many years, it has consisted of high levels of activity, low stress, and a highly-moderated earthy and nutritious diet. Living in the United States, we don’t often see the high activity and low stress combination very abundantly. But no matter where we are in the world or what our situation is, following a Mediterranean meal plan is never a bad idea. Their diet is centered on small portions and an abundance of plant sources: fruits, vegetables, potatoes, breads and grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. They strive to stay away from any processed foods and their main source of fat comes from olive oil. They promote fish a couple times a week and red meats a couple times a month. Fruit is the main option on their dessert platter. Their fitness guidelines are pretty broad, but they do recommend an amount of physical activity that promotes a healthy weight and well-being. In the end, the Mediterranean diet is thought to be one of the healthiest diets out there.

QueStioN: I have a punching bag in my basement—could I be using that to workout? ANSWeR: Yes, absolutely! Using a punching bag, or boxing, is a very unique and useful way to workout. However, simply punching the bag with no routine or training can lead to injury. Boxing is a great way to improve the body’s speed, coordination, endurance, and strength. However, in order to properly utilize this type of workout, you must be educated on the different types of punches. I’m talking about the jab, uppercut, hook, body punch, and so on. You should also try and use a basic routine until you get the hang of things, such as jab, cross, hook, repeat. When you learn the basics of boxing, you can begin to reap the benefits, which include, most notably, stress relief. We all know there’s nothing better than relieving a day’s worth of stress on a punching bag. Boxers also develop great upper body muscle tone and excellent endurance levels. Also, learning the techniques of boxing is a great way to develop self-defense and could be applied in reallife situations if needed (though we hope it isn’t). QueStioN: Should I be eating my vegetables fresh or should I cook them?

ANSWeR: It truth, there are benefits to both. But one thing is certain—eating vegetables, whether they’re grilled, roasted, baked, steamed, boiled, or raw, is always good. Regarding this particular question though, it really depends on the nutrients in the vegetables and how they react to temperature. For example, eating cooked carrots, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, and cabbage, amongst others, supply more antioxidants to the body when they are cooked. Tomatoes have proven to supply more lycopene when cooked, which is thought to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease. But when it comes to watersoluble vitamins like B-complex and C, eating raw vegetables may be the way to go. Studies have shown that cooking vegetables with water-soluble nutrients can deplete the amount of these nutrients from the vegetables and transfer them to the water. Unfortunately, there’s no simple answer to this question. The only way to ensure you’re getting the most out of your vegetables is to include a combination of both cooked and raw options. Chris Charron is the club owner at Anytime Fitness in Medway. To submit a question for future articles, please contact the author at


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Dawn Rice-Norton Named Medway Lion of the Year Dinner meetings for the Medway Lions Club are always a social and relaxing evening, where members enjoy a meal together. The recent dinner meeting was extra special, as member Dawn Rice-Norton was named the Medway Club's Lion of the Year.

Cultivating Academic Excellence The Millis Garden Club was able to offer two scholarships to Millis students this year.The scholarship is earmarked for residents who wish to pursue a career in horticulture, agriculture, conservation, landscape design or architecture, arborist, botanist, forestry, environmental science or land management or a field related to preserving our natural world. The 2011 winners were Rebecca Greiff, left, and Colin McPoland, right, shown here during the group’s annual Garden Stroll with Joan Nichols.

Dawn has embraced the Lions Club motto, "We Serve" as a person who has always been active with community service. Nothing illustrates this point better than her service as a Medway Lion. Dawn recently finished her term as a 2nd Vice President for the Club and began her term as First Vice President starting in July. Her role as an officer of the Club brought her additional responsibilities as a Chair of the Club's Speech Contest and Scholarship Committee.


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By the end of the Lionistic year, Dawn clocked more than 200 hours of volunteer time, which also included attending the various district-level Lion Club meetings. It was during these meetings that Dawn, an avid photographer, was awarded second prize in a statelevel Environmental Photo Contest for her stunning submission of a picture of a hawk. A conversation

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at one of the meetings inspired Dawn to organize a multi-club trip to the National Braille Press in Boston to help the organization to assemble a Braille reader. It was no surprise that the Club recognized Dawn's tireless efforts. The presentation of the award to Dawn was met with a well deserved, standing ovation. The Club looks forward to her continued service in the new Lionistic year.

U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty Jazz Section Returns to Medway Local residents are invited to come on down to Medway and salute our Armed Forces, thanks to the generosity of the Medway Lions. Families are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and enthusiasm for a concert by the United States Air Force Band of Liberty Jazz Section at Choate Park in Medway on Friday, August 26, at 7 p.m. This will be the U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty’s third visit to Medway, and this particular concert will feature the jazz section in particular. Over 1,000 residents attended Liberty’s last concert in Medway, so residents should plan accordingly. Free parking will be available at the Cassidy Baseball Complex, located off of Winthrop Street.

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Library News The Demolition Begins in Millis June 28th marked the first day of demolition for what will be the future site of the new Millis Public Library. Enthusiastic library supporters came to cheer, along with their hard hats.

Save The Date! Open House planned at Millis Public Library: Thursday, Sept 8th, from 4 - 7 p.m.

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Residents of all ages are invited to attend. The principal architects for the new Millis Public Library, Matt Oudens and Conrad Ello of Oudens Ello Architecture, will be available to discuss the library project and answer questions about the new library design.

Instead of receiving a personal prize for reading, participants will work together to achieve 1000 hours of reading. For every hour of reading recorded, children will be eligible to vote for an animal to be donated through Heifer International. Choices include a flock of chicks, ducks or geese, honey bees, rabbits and even a water buffalo! The more children read, the more votes they can cast. Thanks to the generous support of the Middlesex Savings Bank, this project is funded for up to $1000. There is no registration required

Medway Public Library Offers Fun Summer Options The Medway Public Library, 26 High Street, is open MondayThursday 2-8 pm and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The library will be closed Saturdays until after Labor Day. The library phone number is (508) 533-3217. The Friends of the Medway Library have purchased the following museum passes which are available to patrons with a valid Minuteman Library Card: Roger Williams Zoo, Museum of Science, Boston Children’s Museum, Massachusetts State Parks Pass, Museum of Fine Arts (donated by Middlesex Savings Bank), Worcester Ecotarium, Garden in the Woods and the Mystic Aquarium. These passes can be reserved online by the museum link on the library website www.medway Passes can still be reserved in person or by calling (508) 5333217 while the Library is open. Reserved passes must be

picked up from and returned to the Medway Library. Additionally, there are a limited number of discount passes to the Southwick Zoo, which may be purchased for $11 each at the library. The Summer Reading Program “One World Many Stories” is now in full swing. Children who wish to participate may pick up information at the circulation desk. Library programs this summer include drop in story time from 11:00-11:45 a.m. every Friday; 4H Summer of Science Thursdays through August 25 from 3-4 p.m.; The Medway Cultural Council, a local chapter of the Massachusetts Cultural Council has also funded Creature Teachers on Thursday, August 4 at 3 p.m. Further details about all programs may be found on the library website under the “Coming Events” link.

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Millis Library Summer Program to Benefit Heifer International Summer Reading Program The Millis Public Library summer reading program will run through August 12. This year’s theme is One World, Many Stories.

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for any event, and all programs are free. Ongoing Storytimes Stories & Craft for ages 2-5: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Fridays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Mother Goose/Lapsit Storytime for 0-2 years old: Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Tuesday afternoon activities Aug. 2 – Parachute Games, 3-4 p.m. Join us to play sharks, or the always fun popcorn game – weather permitting Aug. 16 – Drop-in Craft, 2-5 p.m. Relax in our air-conditioning; make a fun craft – finally – rain or shine!

August 8 – Tanglewood Marionettes - Sleeping Beauty– 5:306:30 pm – Millis Town Hall Gym

Extra Special Event: Wed., Aug. 24 – Mark Binder, 2 p.m.

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Seishin Karate in Medway will donate $100 to Medway Public Library for every new signup (6 or 12 month membership) gained through the Guest Pass Bookmark program at the Library. "Two weeks free" Seishin Guest Passes are available at the Library as part of the Summer Reading Program, and Guest Pass Bookmarks will be available at the desk on an ongoing basis. For each student who brings either type of Guest Pass to Seishin Medway and signs up after the two free weeks, Seishin wil donate $100 to Medway Library. According to Tim Pettepit, General Manager and Head Instructor at Seishin Medway, "Seishin Karate is excited to team

up with the Library in our referral donation program. As a member of the Medway community for over ten years, we are excite to share the physical and mental benefits of martial arts with new students while the Library helps develop their love of knowledge." Seishin Karate is in the Plaza at 74 Main Street, Medway Mass. For more information, visit or call (508) 5331501. The Medway Public Library is at 26 High Street, Medway Mass. For more Information, visit medway or call the Library at (508) 533-3217.

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Milford Regional Ongoing Groups Meditation, Qi Gong and T’ai Chi – Led by a certified instructor, this class combines practices that enhance relaxation, awareness and the cultivation of energy through graceful, soft movement. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. This class is perfect for beginners and those who would like to learn more about each discipline. Classes meet from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, located at 60 North Bow Street, Milford. The cost is $25. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, go to Milford Regional’s Web site at or call (508) 422-2206. Yang Style Short Form Tai Chi – Led by a certified, Yang Style Short Form T’ai Chi is an ancient Chinese discipline that teaches the principles of healing, meditation and self-defense to foster health and well-being. Emphasis is on relaxation and inner calm using the principles and movement of T’ai

Chi. Classes meet from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, located at 60 North Bow Street, Milford. The cost is $25. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, go to Milford Regional’s Web site at or call (508) 422-2206. Caregivers Support Group Meets every Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the VNA of Greater Milford-Northbridge Area, 37 Birch Street, Milford. For individuals caring for loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or other memory disorders. For more information, call (508) 473-0862 or 1-800-478-0862. This group is funded by the Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging. Tuesdays Through September 6 Pilates Essentials Mat Class – Led by a certified Pilates instructor, Pilates is a unique form of ex-

ercise that focuses on core stability while using controlled movement to condition the whole body. Emphasis is placed on breath awareness while maintaining a dynamic flow of movement around a stable spine. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at Milford Regional at Whitinsville, located at 18 Granite Street, Whitinsville. The cost is $60 for the 8-week session. Preregistration is required and space is limited. For more information, go to Milford Regional’s Web site at or call (508) 422-2206. Chronic Pain Support Group – This peer-based group is for those who suffer from chronic pain and would like to talk to others going through a similar experience. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Women’s Pavilion Conference Room, located on the 4th floor of the Hill Health Center at MRMC. The group is free, but registration

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is requested. For more information and to register, please call Judy between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 508-478-5981 or go to MRMC’s website at Nursing Moms Support Group – Breastfeeding is Beautiful (BIB) is a free group is for breastfeeding women and their babies to help women reach their breastfeeding goals. Meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Maternity Education Room at Milford Regional Medical Center. There is no cost to attend and registration is not necessary. For more information, call (508) 422-2960. Head Trauma Support Group – Meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Women’s Pavilion Conference Room, located on the fourth floor of the Hill Health Center. For those with brain injury or head trauma and their family members and friends. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call (508) 422-2559.

Representative Winslow Joins Republican Caucus in Effort to Strengthen Ethics Code of Conduct Republicans Call on Democrats to Join Them Joined by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (RNorth Reading), Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) led his

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Announced by the House Republican Caucus today, the formal proposal will be filed and debated at the next formal session of the House. House Republicans invite all Democrats to join the proposed reform as co-sponsors. “The citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts deserve a legislative body that maintains the highest ethical standards,” said House Minority Leader Brad Jones. “It is our duty to strengthen and update the House Code of Ethical Conduct in order to ensure

Eating Disorder Support Group – For parents and loved ones of teens and young adults with eating disorders. For more information, call The Center for Adolescent Health at (508) 482-5444. For cancellation of any programs, listen to WMRC Radio 1490 AM the evening of the meeting or call the Milford Regional operator at (508) 473-1190.

public trust, respect and confidence in state government.” “Even though the House Republicans are initiating new ethics reform for our Members, we strongly believe this should be a bipartisan effort to toughen and update the House Code of Ethical Conduct. A new code of conduct will assure that House Members and staff are held accountable to the people we serve,” said Representative Winslow, lead author and co-sponsor of the proposed legislation. Highlights of the Proposed Code of Ethical Conduct include: • Procurement: Forbids Members and staff from contacting pub continued on next page

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General Cancer Support – Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room at the DanaFarber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center at Milford Regional. These sessions offer an opportunity for individuals with cancer to offer support to one another and explore ways of coping with the stresses created by a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Registration is not required and families are welcomed to attend. For more information please call Ann Sullivan LICSW at (508) 488-3783.

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Dear Editor, A few weeks ago, the RELAY FOR LIFE was held in Medway and it was a great success! On behalf of the planning committee, I want to thank all the people of Medfield, Millis, Medway and Norfolk for coming together and raising funds for the American Cancer Society. This was the ninth annual RELAY FOR LIFE event in this area, but only the second year that all four towns combined in one event. Holding this event at the Medway Middle School takes quite a bit of work and time. Thank you to the Town of Medway School department and businesses. And

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a special thank you to Laurie Walker for making the Survivor Reception Cake, Jim Smith for lining the field, Guardian Storage in Franklin and Rockin-In for being the DJ

this event with a monetary donation. A thank you to Lord’s Dept. Store for hanging our RELAY banner on their building and all the businesses and residents that put signs up promoting this event.

Phillip DePalma Hair Salon in Medfield was a huge supporter. I would like to personally thank Phillip, Thelma and Lauren for all their help in putting together a Cut-a-thon, and selling placards to promote the RELAY FOR LIFE. Phillip DePalma Hair Salon donated $1,000 to the American Cancer Society! I also would like to thank Rockland Trust, Medfield Veterinary Clinic and Medfield Orthopedic & Sports Therapy for supporting

Roche Bros. in Millis is another local business that is helpful beyond expectation. They donated the food and beverages for the Survivor Reception Dinner, which served over 60 cancer survivors and their caregivers. Thank you, Roche Bros. for your constant support and generosity. We would also like to thank Taylor Rental in Norfolk for supplying the tents.

lic entities regarding pending procurements before the award decision is made. Legislators have no constitutional role regarding procurement after voting on appropriation;

from entering the House Chamber and the Members’ Lounge, and limits lobbyist access to Members and staff unless displaying a publicly visible badge identifying them as lobbyists;

• Job Recommendations: Limits Members and staff to written recommendations for job seekers in the public sector, unless the employer initiates contact to check references;

• Arrest or Indictment: Creates detailed disclosure requirements in the event a Member or staff is arrested, indicted or charged with criminal offenses, or named as a defendant in a domestic violence restraining order, and empowers the Ethics Committee to act immediately as appropriate;

• Snitch Rule: Creates ethical duty for Members and staff to report any unethical or criminal conduct by any other Members or staff. • Sexual Harassment and Discrimination: Treats sexual harassment and discrimination based on gender, age, sexual orientation, etc. as an ethical issue in addition to an employment issue; • Lobbyists: Prohibits lobbyists

• Private Life/Privacy: Preserves the right of Members and staff to have private lives, provided that private conduct does not become public or otherwise bring the House into public disrepute. Confirms that Members’ and staff’s families are beyond the scope of the legislative ethical code.

Thanks to all of these people

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and businesses and all the others not mentioned here for donating their time and talents to this year’s RELAY FOR LIFE. We want to encourage the residents of Medfield, Millis, Medway and Norfolk to patronize these generous businesses and encourage other businesses to consider donating to the RELAY FOR LIFE next year.

RELAY team member and forgot, it is not too late. Feel free to send them a check (made payable to the American Cancer Society) or donate online at . Or you can send a check directly to the American Cancer Society, RFL of Millis/Medway/Medfield/ Norfolk, 5 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379.

At the conclusion of the event, more than $108,000 had been raised for the American Cancer Society and as of today the total is $118,000! Donations are still rolling in and will continue to be accepted to benefit this event through August 31, 2011. So if you wanted to support your local

On behalf of the entire RFL3mn volunteers, thank you for your continued support of this important event. Sincerely, Colleen M. Sullivan Publicity RELAY FOR LIFE 3MN

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Where Are They Now? Moore’s Grit Made Him A Top-notch Medway Athlete BY KEN HAMWEY Staff Sports Writer Paul Moore’s name doesn’t surface often when discussions focus on great Medway High athletes. It should. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder played three sports, was a captain in all three, competed on three soccer teams that won Tri Valley League titles and sparked the basketball squad to a tournament berth his senior year after two seasons of failing to qualify. Moore rarely dominated stat sheets or newspaper headlines, but his competitive spirit and devotion to the task at hand made him popular with all his coaches. “My philosophy of sports was to work hard, practice hard and play hard to win,’’ said Moore, a Medway native who now lives in Chicago. “I enjoyed playing soccer, basketball and golf. I have no regrets about my athletic days at Medway.’’ Moore was the Mustangs point guard in basketball and he ran the

offense in precision-like fashion his senior year. He could score, too,

Makechne and Mike Murray was terrific. Excluding Mike, the rest of us were all soccer captains.’’

“I liked leading the break and distributing the ball,’’ Moore said. “I could shoot a jumper but I preferred driving to the hoop.’’

Moore may not have been a TVL champ on the hardwood but soccer was a different story. Medway won three TVL crowns, and when Moore was a sophomore, he was part of a state championship contingent.

Moore drove Medway right to the state tourney after helping the Mustangs finish second in the TVL with an 11-5 record his senior year. Both he and Medway had a decent tourney run. “We got to the second round after beating Carver,’’ Moore recalled. “We were eliminated when we lost to top-seeded Scituate. I had a pair of good games, scoring 15 against Carver and 20 against Scituate.’’ Moore cherishes what Medway achieved his senior year, but he also was delighted he got to start with four quality players. “Getting to the tourney and going to the second round was my top thrill in basketball,’’ Moore said. “We got Medway back on track. But, playing with guys like Tom Pallotta, Eric Monahan, Brett

“I didn’t play a major role in the Paul Moore, a Medway unsung hero in golf, basketball state title, but I enjoyed winning and soccer. “I scored twice and assisted on ness. During his undergraduate the TVL titles and making two goal,’’ More said. “I felt days, he competed in intramural another other good runs in the states as a good that day and so did the team. basketball and helped his team win junior and senior,’’ he said. We won easily, 7-1.’’ a championship. Moore was a top-echelon midMoore also played golf. He shot “Notre Dame has the largest colfielder who could pass and set up 42 consistently for nine holes and legiate five-on-five intramural forwards in transition. excelled with adept approach tourney,’’ Moore said. “Joe Mon“I wasn’t a scorer,’’ Moore said. shots. tana and Bill Laimbeer played in “But I loved playing at midfield the tourney when they were under“I was a captain in golf, basketand really enjoyed playing for Wes grads.’’ Truscott. He was a motivator and ball and soccer and truly enjoyed After graduation in 2000, Moore a coach who could adjust his strat- the leadership role,’’ Moore noted. “I was more of a vocal leader. I reworked in the financial field and egy.’’ ally liked helping younger players currently is with Fidelity as an acMoore’s best game in soccer just in all three sports.’’ tuary in the benefits consulting happened to be a contest in which practice. A superb student (National he showed some scoring profiMoore and his wife Courtney ciency. It was a state quarterfinal Honor Society), Moore chose to attend Notre Dame where he ma- have two daughters — Molly, 2; his senior year against Hanover. jored in math and minored in busi- and Emily, 8 months — and live in Chicago. Calling his parents (Dave and JoAnne) role models for their support and encouragement, Moore spends his leisure time with his family, plays golf and competes in pick-up basketball games.

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Millis/Medway Sports Millis, Medway Line Up Non-League Grid Foes BY KEN HAMWEY Staff Sports Writer The football teams at Millis and Medway have lined up their nonleague opponents for the fall campaign.

way, those games no longer count in the playoff picture. But, we’re still going to compete with those teams with lots of passion.’’

Millis’ new opponents will feature Latin Academy of Dorchester, Carver and Marian, and Medway has lined up Milford and Hingham Tri Valley League teams needed to add two new nonleague games after last year’s league tournament format was scrapped. TVL schools experimented with the tourney concept that eliminated non-league games and replaced them with two TVL teams based on seeding. The format was on a oneyear trial basis and athletic directors voted at the end of last season to return to non-league foes. Millis is taking advantage of an opt-out provision, which allows a school to forgo playing another league school in favor of a nonleague team that more closely aligns with its enrollment. Millis and Hopkinton agreed to pass up playing one another for the next two years. Marian has replaced Hopkinton on Millis’ schedule. “Playing schools like Latin Academy, Caver and Marian puts us in a position to establish a winning program,’’ Millis coach Dale Olmsted said. “When a small school like Millis plays a bigger program, like Westwood or Hopkinton, people say at least we were competitive in losing. I’m tired of losing to schools that have an enrollment advantage. I’ve got to worry about my team’s psyche, especially if we lose three straight to teams like Westwood, Hopkinton and Holliston.’’ Olmsted is a big fan of the TVL splitting into big and small-school divisions this fall. The small-division alignment includes Millis, Dover-Sherborn, Ashland, Norton and Bellingham. The large-school lineup features Westwood, Medway, Medfield, Hopkinton and Holliston. “It’s now more realistic for a small school, like Millis or Dover, to battle for a playoff berth,’’ he said. “When we play Medfield, Holliston, Westwood and Med-

Marian plays in the Catholic Central League. “We had signups in May and I was pleased to get 53 signatures,’’ Olmsted said. “I’m sure during the summer some boys will change their mind and not come out. But, of the 53 we’ve got now, 16 are from Hopedale.’’ Millis, which came close to dropping football three years ago because of low turnout, applied for a merger with Hopedale in 2009 and both the TVL and the Mass. Interscholastic Athletic Association approved the partnership.

play, his kids and mine will already know a few things about each other.’’ McSweeney completed his schedule by adding Hingham. That game will be the Mustangs opener and it’s slated for Saturday afternoon (Sept. 10) in Hingham. “I don’t know a lot of specifics about Hingham but I know it’s a quality Division Two program that plays in a tough league (Patriot League),’’ McSweeney emphasized. “Our two non-league games are against a Division One opponent (Milford) and a Division Two team. That should get us ready for

the rigorous TVL schedule.’’ Medway, which has compiled records of 10-1, 10-1 and 9-2 the last three years, has missed out on Super Bowl berths by the narrowest of margins. Last year, the Mustangs defeated a highly-talented Holliston eleven, 28-16, but was unable to duplicate a victory in their second meeting, which occurred in the TVL Tournament. Since no tourney is in the works this season, the Mustangs may have a shot at that elusive bowl berth by scheduling strong nonleague foes and facing Holliston only once.

Medway’s non-league tilt against Milford is a matchup with a neighboring Central Mass. school that no doubt will be a big draw and a fiercely competitive battle. Millis football coach Dale Olmsted sought to match his small school team with others this season.

Millis will open its season at home on Sept. 9 against Latin Academy and will host Carver on Sept. 16. The Marian contest is slated for Sept. 30 in Framingham. Latin Academy competes in the Boston City League, Carver battles in the South Shore League and

“I called Tom Cullen at Milford and told him I was looking for a week 2 opponent,’’ said Dave McSweeney, the Medway coach. “Tom’s team plays Franklin in week 1, so we set up a non-league game the next week at Medway. It should be an even matchup, good for the fans and it’s in close proximity. Many of my players attend Tom’s camp in June, so when we

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TOWN OF MILLIS Rights-of-Way Herbicide Application The Town of Millis will be applying herbicide as part of the rights-of-way management as described in the town’s Vegetation Management Plan and Yearly Operational Plan. Herbicide application will be performed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management Plan using low pressure selected application suitable for treatment within the buffer zone or restricted application zone of sensitive areas as defined in 333 CMR 11.04. The approximate dates on which the spraying will commence and conclude are August 22, 2011 and August 26, 2011, respectively. The application will not commence more than ten days before nor conclude more than ten days after these approximate dates. The potential herbicides to be used are: Accord Concentrate; and Oust Extra. The purpose of the herbicide application is to control hazard, detrimental, and nuisance vegetation on the road rights-of-way in town. If there are any questions, please contact Charles Aspinwall at 508-376-7040.

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Sports Millis High School Fitness Program Draws Record Numbers BY CHUCK GRANT, MILLIS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES Millis High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s summer fitness program has reached an all time high for enrollment. Ninetysix middle school and high school athletes wake up every morning, Monday through Thursday, at 6:30 a.m. to be put through the paces of a rigorous daily workout lasting 90 minutes. This unisex program welcomes athletes and students from all sports and hobbies. An added bonus this year is three Millis staff members that have entered the rank of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;participant.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; This clearly adds a whole new twist to the culture of the workouts as

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teachers and students push each other to achieve their individual summer goals. The connections made this summer between teachers and students will surely pay big dividends in the hallways this fall as everyone shares in the memory of the hard work put in during the dog days of summer. This summer program began back in 2003 and has grown from 27 participants to its present day 96. The program runs through August 16th. One thing all Millis athletes can control is never being outworked. This program is proof positive of the outstanding work effort the students are willing to put forth to succeed.

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There may not be any students in the school but still the building is alive and kicking with basketball camp, various sports team fitness workouts and facility upgrades and maintenance. This summer, a group of Millis athletes has decided to volunteer their efforts as a way to get some things done that might not otherwise get done. Jon Baker, Owen Hilton, Zack Selter and Brendan McGough have come together to form a volunteer crew that is helping to accelerate the revitalization of the Millis building and grounds facility in preparation for the coming school year. Projects

such as the press box being painted, the scoreboard being painted, the storage units being cleaned and organized, and the preparation of the sport registration mailings are just a few of the projects being tackled by this labor generous quadrant.

school at the same time.â&#x20AC;? Zach Selter added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Millis community does a lot for us. This is just a small way that four guys can show their appreciation and say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;thank youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the opportunities we are afforded here at Millis.â&#x20AC;?

When asked why he is doing this Jon Baker replied, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never a bad thing to take pride in your school. Much of what needs to be done around here is simply a matter of showing up and getting it done. The four of us could sit around and wait for each day to end or we can do something that will look good on a college application resume and help the

As the summer progresses the efforts of these four gentlemen will hopefully become contagious. There are many things that can be done all over town that would send a message of appreciation to the many citizens that help make Millis a special place. In the meantime these four guys will keep showing up to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;get it done.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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Obituaries MILLIS: Retired Millis Police Chief Albert J. Baima, age 67, died surrounded by family on Thursday night, June 16, 2011, at his Millis home. He was the beloved husband of Anne M. (Germano) Baima. Born in Boston on March 21, 1944, he was a son of the late Albert and Louise (MacLean) Baima. Al was a 1962 graduate of Ashland High School and served with the Navy on the USS Oglethorpe during the Vietnam War. He later earned a BS in Law Enforcement from Northeastern University and in 1980 completed his Master of Education in Criminal Justice degree at Boston University. Al began his career in law enforcement as an auxiliary office for the Norfolk Police Department in 1968. He accepted a permanent appointment to the Millis Police Department in 1970, and served as the department’s Chief from 1984 until his retirement in 2000. The first of Millis’s Safety and D.A.R.E. officers, Al was a member and past president of the Millis Police Association, and a member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police and Police Associations. The first Vietnam era Commander of the Millis American Legion Post 208, Al had been a mentor, Trustee board member, Sunday school teacher and deacon with the Norfolk Federated Church family and enjoyed driving for the Millis Council on Aging. He was also a past president and dedicated member of the Millis Lions Club. In addition to Anne, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer A. Baima of Cambridge and Jill M. Kimball and husband Steven of Ashburn, VA; two brothers, Donald E. Baima and wife Sandra of Shrewsbury, and Richard H. Baima and wife Susan of Blackstone; two sisters, Marilyn J. Chaffee and husband Jeffrey of Franklin, and Deborah L. Whittaker and husband Paul of Camden, ME; two much loved grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. His funeral services were held at the Federated Church of Norfolk and burial with military honors followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis. If desired, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Federated Church of Norfolk Board of Trustees, 1 Union St., Norfolk, MA 02056. MILLIS: Lorraine C. Bussow, age 57, a lady who realized her longtime dream of becoming a nurse twelve years ago, died suddenly on May 26, 2011, at her Millis home. Born in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, on November 5, 1953, she was a daughter of Warren and Joan (Landells) Bussow. While she was in high school, the family moved to Medfield where her parents currently reside. Lori was employed for over twenty years as an interior designer. After working part time as an EMT with the Town of Medfield in the early ’90s, she earned her RN from Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey and enjoyed a brief career in nursing until suffering a stroke in 2005. Following a valiant come-

back from the stroke, Lori was able to volunteer and work part-time in activities with the residents of the Thomas Upham House in Medfield. Devoted foremost to her family, Lori loved gardening, boating, fishing, video games, and reading. She settled in Millis after living twenty years in Walpole. Predeceased by her husband, Frank Helmboldt, she is survived by a daughter, Tracey Helmboldt of Franklin; two granddaughters, Jaclyn and Emily of Franklin; her parents; one brother, David Bussow and wife Dawn of Morriston, FL; two sisters, Janet Nickerson and husband Robert of Medfield, and Susan Bussow of Nashua, NH; several stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Norwood. If desired, donations may be made in Lorraine’s memory to the New England Chapel Disaster Fund, 40 Kenwood Circle, Franklin, MA 02038. MILLIS: Lawrence Hay Conley (Larry) 73, of Millis, formerly of Quincy and Lexington MA, passed away Sunday June 12, 2011 at Framingham Union Hospital after a 6 month long battle with cancer. Born June 16, 1937 to Dennis and Isabel (Hay) Conley, he was father to Brian Conley of Wrentham, Glen Conley and his wife Margy of Philadelphia, PA and Gail Baskin and her husband Steven of Durham, NC. He leaves three grandchildren Robert and Sean Conley and Jillyan Baskin and is survived by stepbrother David Hughes, stepsister Dawn Newton, half-sister Denise Walsh and former wife Gerry Conley. A graduate of Quincy HS, he served in the US Air Force from 1955 to 1959. Throughout the 1960s and 70s Larry worked for Digital Equipment Corp (DEC) as a technician assembling and testing many of the earliest computers marketed for commercial use - Digital’s PDP series. The PDP-8 was the first successful commercial minicomputer - the first computer with 4K of memory that sold for less than $10,000. Larry proudly served at Digital for over 30 years until his retirement. As a retiree in the 1990s Larry continued to work and pursue his interests in business and marketing and remained a dutiful fan of the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots. Larry was a dedicated father and grandfather. Funeral services were held at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home in Millis. Burial was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of Millis Council on Aging, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054 MILLIS: Marjorie E. (Swart) Cooney, age 68, a loving mother, grandmother, friend and aunt, died on Sunday evening, July 3, 2011, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Cooney. Born in Cooperstown, NY, she was a daughter of the late Schuyler and Margaret (Taylor)

Swart. She was raised and educated in Oneonta and earned an associates degree from Becker Junior College in 1963. She then moved to Brookline where she enjoyed working in retail. Marge married Joseph E. Cooney in 1967, and then in 1970, the couple settled in Wellesley where they raised their family. Marjorie was somewhat of a “Mom to many.” She helped found Wellesley United Girls’ Soccer Program and coached for years and was very active with the Wellesley Parent Teacher’s Organization and School Committee. When her children were older, Marge returned to retail and worked her way up to retail manager at Lord & Taylor. She moved to Millis in 1994. Marge, affectionately known as Meme to her 8 adoring grandchildren, treasured her time spent with all of her family. Those close to her knew that being a Grandmother was her proudest achievement. When she wasn’t with the children Marge loved to go on outings with her sister and her friends. Predeceased by her husband in 1987, she is survived by two daughters, Tara C. Baacke and husband Eric of Medfield, and Meghan M. Newberry and husband Peter of Belmont; a son, Jay E. Cooney and wife Greta of Menlo Park, CA; eight grandchildren, Grace, Drew, Lila, Nate, Finn, Will, Tess, and Hayes; a sister, Barbara E. Jansky of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Edward the Confessor Church in Medfield. Burial followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley. If desired, donations may be made in her memory to the Nursing Education Fund at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, 2014 Washington St., Newton, MA 02462, or the Vernon Cancer Center at the same address. MILLIS: Vera F. (Sobey) DeDoming, age 78, a longtime resident of Millis, died on Wednesday June 8, 2011, at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. Born, raised and educated in Newton, she was a daughter of the late Katherine Margaret (MacDonald) and Arthur Sterling Sobey. She married Douglas A. DeDoming on November 8, 1953, and the couple settled in Millis two years later. Vera relished her role as wife, mother, grandmother and mentor for her growing family and was never happier than when hosting family gatherings. She was an

enthusiastic beachgoer and was fond of square dancing and participating in sports in her younger days.

in recent years. He was a member of the American Legion Beckwith Post 110 in Medfield for 53 years.

In addition to her husband she is survived by two sons, Douglas A. DeDoming, Jr. of Millis, and Rene` DeDoming and Tory of Millis; four daughters, Linda Smith and Bob of Franklin, Wendy O’Neill and Danny of Medway, Sandra Fairfield and Ed of Millis, and Shelley Truett and Chuck of Uxbridge; two sisters, Laura Sobey of Framingham and Margaret Burke of NY; two brothers, Daniel and Sterling Sobey of Framingham; 16 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Daniel, Joseph, Katie, Brittany, Robert, Thomas, Bryan, Corey, Jaclyn, Timothy, Melissa, Adam, Tyler, Laura, and Stephen; two great-grandchildren, Maddox and Kyleigh; two sisters-in-law, Marcella DiDonato of Holyoke and Liell Evans of Kingman, ME; and many nieces and nephews. She was also a sister of the late Judith Clark and sister-in-law of the late Howard DeDoming, Anita Tetrault, Shirley Hederidge and Nancy Corbett.

Nyren and his wife settled down in Medfield in 1951 where they were active in St. Edward’s Parish for more than 60 years. Paul also served as a Boy Scout leader for over 20 years and was a long tenured commissioner of the Zoning Board of Appeals in Medfield. He received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and worked at several technology companies in the Boston area before joining the Mass Bay Transit Authority from where he retired in 1987. Paul also was an avid volunteer and supporter of Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Millis, with burial following at Prospect Hill Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, P.O. Box 356, No. Oxford, MA 01537. MEDFIELD: Paul E. Nyren, age 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, one day short of his 65th wedding anniversary and on what would have been the 86th birthday of his beloved wife Mary Theresa Nyren, who predeceased him on February 5th of this year. Paul was the loving father of nine sons, Paul Jr., Dennis, Stephen, David, Donald, Michael, John, as well as Barry and Mark who predeceased him. Paul also left a loving daughter, Gail Marie Carey, who was always a great joy to him, and nineteen grandchildren. Paul served in the Navy in the Coral Sea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Corregidor during World War II. He grew up in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale and worked in the Boston Shipyard building ships for the War before enlisting to join the effort to push Japanese expansionary forces back to Japan. He was a gunner aboard a carrier based Grumman TBM-3E Avenger torpedo bomber that strafed Japanese positions on the islands in the South Pacific. He had been in contact with his other two crew members throughout his life, attending reunions regularly and by phone

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Saint Edward the Confessor Church in Medfield, and burial with military honors followed at Vine Lake Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in Paul’s memory to St. Edward the Confessor Church, 133 Spring St., Medfield, MA 02052 or the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands, 30 Shipyard Drive #202, Hingham, MA 02043. MEDWAY: Raymond S. Olson, age 89, a former longtime Millis resident, died on Sunday night, May 22, 2011, at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham. Born on May 24, 1921, in Baldwin, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Tobias and Ida (Stenstrud) Olson. Following his education, he served with the US Coast Guard during the Second World War. He settled his family in Millis and worked as a field engineer in research and development for IBM. He retired after 40 years with the company in 1985. He is survived by his wife, Lucille F. (Wynne) Olson; a daughter, Jane OlsonDodsworth and husband David of Medway; seven sons, Donald Olson and wife Susan of No. Port Charlotte, FL, Bruce Olson of Colorado Springs, CO, Robert Olson of Orlando, FL, David Olson of Fairhaven, Raymond Olson of Kissimmee, FL, John Olson and wife Pati of Larksburg, CO, and William Olson and wife Astra of Bradford, NH; a sister, Marjorie Andrewjeski of Minneapolis, MN; twelve grandchildren; and ten greatgrandchildren.His funeral was held at the Church of Christ in Millis, and burial with military honors followed at Prospect Hill Cemetery. For guest book, obituaries and directions please see


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