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Norwood Ushers in 21st Century High School Matt

Brown’s Gala with Journey Forward Announced for Sept.

BY TIM DAVIS Just recently announced by Matt Brown and his family, is the second annual Matt Brown Gala, to be held this year at the TD Garden on Sept 24, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Foundation and Journey Forward.

BY TIM DAVIS The New Norwood High School is set to open its doors to the class of 2012, with a state-ofthe-art 21st century facility that is deemed “remarkable,” by Norwood High School Principal George Usevich. With an extensive orientation

planned for all four classes and their parents, the Norwood community can finally embrace a school with a college prep level library, an 18,000 sq. foot gymnasium, an 800- seat theater with modern production capabilities, a synthetic-turf football field that rivals a small college and much more that includes college lecture

halls and labs, as well as a prominent band room. “To see what we have in this house, it is just remarkable,” said Usevich. “We are looking forward to opening up to a wonderful school year.” 21 different task forces and committees were involved in the

planning and financing of this model school program that incorporated the Town, Compass Project Management, and the Massachusetts State Building Association. “I think when we started this

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The Gala will benefit both Norwood’s Brownie Points and Journey Forward, and allow participates to experience a video and activities that resemble a day in a life of Brown. It’s been a year and a half since Matt suffered a severe spinal cord injury while playing hockey for Norwood High, but today he is on the road of recovery. “Mentally I am better than ever,” said Matt Brown in an interview in his home over the summer, “ I go in there (Journey Forward) having a bum day, and I come out of there feeling better than ever.” Journey Forward is a unique spinal cord program that specializes in bettering the lives of those, like Matt, who have suffered a spinal cord injury through an intense exercise program.


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Boston Globe Database Available Take a short step or even a big one back in time with the new Historical Boston Globe database now offered at the library. This resource covers daily editions from 1872 to 1979 with articles and images back to the first issue. The collection also includes digital reproductions and has searchable capabilities. This is available for in the library or at-home access.

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The festivities begin Saturday, September 3 and continue weekends through Sunday, October 23 and on Mondays during the Labor Day and Columbus Day holidays. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Within those days and hours, the enchanted 80-acre site in Carver is filled with non-stop entertainment including, engaging strolling performers, exciting rides and skilled games for both children and adults. Visitors will witness mounted knights battling on horseback and mud competitions and can join in the fun at the Gaming Glen. There are also eight stages on the grounds with performances of acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire-eaters and puppeteers. Only the brave may enter the Gaming Glen and display their power and strength with the thrill of the axe or knife throw, the knight errant or the giant stryker. To put their skills to the test, there is the archer's field, dastardly darts, crusader's crossbows, captain's cannons, Jacob’s ladder, kin of the log or the dragon joust. For those looking for a more gentler pace, visit the hide n' seek in M'Lady's Shady Maze, the enchantment of the swan swing or ride the flying carousel or pirate ships. Not to be forgotten, the younger princes and princesses will enjoy the hurlinator ride, catapult game and the new hand-powered wonder wheel. In harmony with the performances, the feasts at King Richards are also larger than life with

really get into the spirit purchasing period clothing, leather, armor, moccasins, perfumes and scented oils. Interested in learning just how some of the authentic items are made? Experienced hands with be exhibit their skills in glass blowing, portrait painting, hand-spun pottery and sword and jewelry making. Of course the kingdom would not be complete without a royal zoo and King Richards offers a fantastic array of exotic animals from lions, Bengal tigers, ligers, snow and Chinese leopards, white Siberian tigers, jaguars, golden tigers and tiger and lion cubs. Special events and contests will also be offered each week, so beware, you may just find yourself entering a cleavage contest, court jester competition, the knights of the roundtable contest, the prince and princess costume contest or the royal ink/tattoo contest. The King Richards Renaissance Faire is located at 235 Main St., in Carver, MA. Tickets are $27 for adults, $15 for children 4-11 and free for children under 4 years old. Tickets are available in advance online or at the door. For more information, visit the faire website at or call 508866-5391.

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New Memory-Care Community Opens in Needham This past May, a revolutionary assisted living community opened its doors in neighboring Needham. Avita of Needham, located at 880 Greendale Ave., is the first resource of its kind in the area completely dedicated to memory care. Their philosophy, exercises and amenities are groundbreaking in the area of recall treatments and therapy with state-of-the-art programs, experienced personnel and social programming. "We saw a growing need for a community like this in the metro west area," Corporate Marketing Manager Jennifer Ryan said. "Our approach looks holistically at the needs of our residents." Avita, which name translates to 'For Life,' is a welcoming environment that caters to the special needs of its residents with purposeful elements to strengthen and nurture their memory challenges in every aspect of the surroundings and lives. The manicured grounds were developed with precise colors and designs, the common rooms, such as the kitchens are minimal in size to limit confusion and the therapeutic programs are modeled failure free. "If a resident is struggling, they will be redirected to another activity," Executive Director Gerry Gallin said. "No one feels they are failing or struggling." Every component of a resident's day includes activities and programs to stimulate and enhance memory making. For example, there is a brain gym that offers a touch screen computer program with a series of exercises and

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successfully fills its objective of providing an independent, full-service environment that people can proudly call home. It serves three family-style meals per day and offers a beauty/barber shop, Internet cafe, social programs, group field trips, daily housekeeping, as well as personal care, laundering and assistance with medications. The skilled personnel within Avita are another critical component to the dedication to the quality attention their residents receive. At Avita, the entire team, from the receptionist, to the aides, to the personnel that clean the apartments, are trained and experienced in the field of memory disorders.

ation programs to stimulate the mind, body and soul of its participants. These specifically designed programs not only enhance the memories of its residents, it gives them a sense of accomplishment, enhances self-esteem and an individual platform for personal growth. Where other assisted living centers offer generalized activities for residents dealing with various ailments, this community focuses its entire efforts on very specific needs and challenges. "New residents struggling at a generalized facility were somewhat ostracized," Gallin said. "At Avita, they are blossoming. They are not struggling to keep up with anyone. They are now at a level where they can succeed all the time." Avita of Needham, however, is more than just a community for memory-challenged residents. It

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Founded three years ago by Dan Cummings, who is also in recovery from a spinal cord injury, and found that his physical therapy program was not sufficient in meeting the personal goal he had for himself: to one-day walk again. However, after moving to California in order to participate in a

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“We give our clients the opportunity to get better,” said Cummings, “ultimately to get out of the chair.”

The facility carries nine staff members including Cummings and array of equipment designed to work and develop muscles in an active and full body approach. Currently, they are developing a scholarship fund so that patients can afford the $100 per hour cost of a program as unique as this.

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walk again. “The goal is to not live in that chair, the goal is to get out of that chair,” said Matt’s father, Mike. “He will get there,” said Cummings, “It’s a game of inches.” Currently, there are 55 clients at Journey Forward all working to-

“It’s a shame,” said Brown concerning the lack of health insurance for Journey Forward, “If people could see what miracles are being done there…” Brown admitted he gets tired toward the end of the week from the intensity of the workouts, but his focused and determined drive to succeed, developed by playing sports, has certainly prepared him for his current battle. “I was an athlete, I am an athlete, I always will be an athlete,” said Brown, who works out three times a week for three hours a day at Journey Forward.

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“You would be amazed, if one person is making progress we are all cheering them on, if I am making progress they are all cheering me on,” said Brown of Journey Forward. “We feed off each other.” It’s hard to imagine just how far Brown has come since his accident about a year and a half ago, when Matt’s family first walked into St. Catherine’s for a massive healing and witnessed over 900 people in the church. At that point all Brown could do was move his toes and fingers, and now he is participating in a full body exercise program to continue his mobility and growth in order to

On October 15, Cummings will participate in the second annual, Journey Forward Making Steps Walk. The 1.25-mile walk is an inspirational journey that helps raise funds for Journey Forward. The first walk was Cummings coming out party as he walked for one mile in order to raise funds. This year he has increased that walk to 1.25 miles. Those interested in attending Matt Brown’s Gala on Sept 24, at the TD Garden, should visit his website www.mattbrownnumber3. org in order to purchase tickets while Dan’s Walk’s information and registration is available at

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project I don’t think anybody had the mindset that we were going to knock the old building down, “ said Usevich, “ that is a beautiful, beautiful building, it just wasn’t meeting our needs of a 21st century building.” The project reduced it’s overall cost by implementing the building plans from the newly built Whitman-Hanson High School, however the committee’s decided along with the project management company to incorporate and adapt the strengths of the Norwood High programs as well as replicate the distinguished look of the former high school into their new facility.

“This is a unique school, “ said Usevich, “ this is a model school built on someone’s else’s plan but we still have our imprint on it… it is still that New England school.” One of the most appealing exterior contrasts to those recently built high schools in Westwood, Newton, and Wellesley, is Norwood’s staple pillars and clock tower that captures the quaint picturesque New England School beauty, that so many new area schools seem to lack. “That is the part that we owe this community, “ said Usevich referring to the schools aesthetic beauty and advanced technological interior, “of how strong they felt about this school.” It certainly appears as if the new high school will be able to serve the community for as long as the previous school did, And the voters who came out in droves to support this project has a high school that they certainly will take pride in, as Usevich suggested, could not have been done without the town’s support. “I have to give the voters of the community all the credit, when we took that vote to approve this from town meetings to the actual town, 81% of the town voted yes.” Everyone from the town manager to senior citizens groups to finance committees worked on securing the most efficient and affordable measures in order to complete this project. The plan was

originally going to be a renovation project since many wanted to preserve the aesthetic beauty of the former building.

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Local Musician Gets Norwood Rockin’ BY TIM DAVIS

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Hometown Rock and Roll Maestro Nick Vecchio, has spawned numerous local kids, teens and adults, some as old as your grandpa, to get on stage to live out their Rock and Roll fantasy.

Vecchio is the founder of Band Gig School of Music and Performance, a Norwood based Music and Performance school located on 45 Central Street in Norwood. Band

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Vecchio’s passion for music, teaching and performance is infectious. As a long time teacher and partner with Daddy’s Junky Music in Dedham. Vecchio saw a need for the development of ensemble programs in the area, and creating the opportunity for musicians to develop in their music education. “There is nothing like a 18-19 year old kid who walks in and asks

As a recording artist and Alumnus of Xaverian High School, Vecchio has developed a wealth of musical and performance knowledge as well as a staff of the finest music educators in the area. “I think that is what makes Band Gig special,” said Vecchio of his staff, ”the enthusiasm of our teachers…(and) we are offering more opportunity to perform than any other school of music.” Band Gig does about six concerts a year with over a hundred students involved, with venues the Hard Rock Café, Fusion Five, and Showcase Live at Patriot Place. Most of the shows are in partnership with Ernie Boch Jr.’s foundation, Music Drives US. “We encourage performance, but no one has to,” said Vecchio, “ I al-

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to learn a song I loved playing when I was a kid,” said Vecchio with a big smile,” and I love teaching this kid, and I am thinking I get paid for this, I am the luckiest guy in the world.” Now Vecchio has taken over the education program at Daddy’s Junky Music in Dedham on Route One, and does a couple of performances each month over there in their new “beautiful” location. Partnered with his wife, Julie, who owns and runs Custom Art Framing at the same 45 Central Street location, together they are creating an art and music culture in Norwood that has neighboring artists and musicians taken notice. “We are only about positive energy and music,” said Vecchio,” our job is to keep you engaged.”

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Out and About Door Dilemma Recently, the family and I were at our new favorite ice cream place, ”Cabot’s” in Newtonville (and being an ice cream aficionado the term “favorite” is not used loosely). Allison and I had just shared the best peanut butter sundae, I was in a fabulous mood, belly full, still surrounded by the smell of hot fudge. We were heading out the door and a family of five was heading in. I held the door open for the incoming family. At least two filed through when a family member finally grabbed the door. And you know what happened next? Nothing. That’s right absolutely nothing. Now, I could’ve continued on in my sugar high oblivion reminiscing with my daughter about our already missed sundae and how we wanted just one more bite. I could’ve let the door smash into mom or dad. But I didn’t. Instead, I paused, and took two seconds, maybe even a minute of my time to hold the door open. In return however, there was nothing. No quickly mumbled, “thanks”. No attempted manners or pleasantries. The utterance of a “thank you” was not whispered by mom, dad, any of the following children, even Grandma- coming slowly up the rear. I guess I was there personal door holder. Put mainly on planet to hold the door for them. Who knew that was part of my job? Apparently I didn’t get the memo. Five people and not even one


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“thank you”. If you do the math, they had zero manners. I stated a loud, “You are welcome” and hastily left the ice cream parlor before they asked me to buff their Benz. This family is not alone in the ungrateful zone. In an age where the majority of doors in stores and malls are automated, there are still the manual doors. Doors that need to be pushed open. And in my opinion, if someone is behind you that same door, even if you have to use a bit of force- should be held. I do think that door holding is everyone’s duty. It is the right thing to do. The right thing in turn is a simple “Thank you.” The words don’t have to be heartfelt. They don’t have to be with a smile. And they don’t have to be fancy; unless your native tongue is French then “Merci beaucoup” is even more appreciated by me. You don’t even have to use both words if your time is limited. A mere one word, “Thanks” is enough. The “Thanks” can be hasty as we are all busy. It can be through gritted teeth-who knows maybe mom just got finished yelling at dad for going too fast in the car ride over. It can be mumbled, stuttered, and even quick. But it should be there.

dollar strollers (complete with cappuccino cup holder because you know she’s not drinking’ Dunks) and she is a few seconds or two minutes away, then yes, you should wait and not let the door slam in her cappuccino chugging, cell chatting face. But if she is in sight, cappuccino in hand, cell phone on ear, but crying Gap wearing baby still not strapped into carriage, let the door go. And hope A. the door is automatic and she and her gigantic stroller will get through before her cappuccino gets cold or B. someone holds open the door for her and her sixteen wheeler. And if someone comes along and takes time out to open and hold the door for the lady with the cappuccino, carriage, and now wailing child let’s hope, no matter how harried she may be between sips off caffeine and screams of child, she can mumble a mere, “Thanks” in his or her general direction.

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The Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce held their 26th Annual Golf Tournament at Blue Hills Country Club last month and the tournament was a huge success with local high school students.

“Our schools love to see our business community involved with our students,” said Neponset Valley Leadership Institute Director, Katherine Touafek, “in our schools we run programs all year long.”

While fellow high school classmate Ryan Sinclair, the experience is a glimpse into the future. “It makes you think what you want to do with your life, I am thinking about either marketing or politics,

Tom O’Rourke, President of the Chamber, was pleased to announce that a portion of the tournament proceeds will go to the Neponset Valley Leadership Institute, to support local high school students who are interested in attending a week long camp in June that brings education and businesses together for an enrichment program.

At the camp, 28 local high school students spend a week learning about the private sectors, public sectors, and legislative intricacies that affect our community. A strong emphasis for these young people is the importance of giving back as well as understanding and developing the opportunities that exist in one’s hometown community.


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September 1. 2011 Many students within the Leadership program often intern at local businesses and hospitals creating both a great resource to the community as well as providing skills and training to the future job force. The golf tournament organizers and O’Rourke would like to thank their Gold Sponsors; Bank of Canton, Needham Bank, Eastern

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of 20-30 local businesses that made this tournament possible. Currently the Chamber is working to support the Sales Tax Holiday, as well as trying to reduce the cost of health care for small business. Recently, they have supported legislation that would allow cooperatives to form and create a con-

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First Friday Staff Book group Morrill Memorial Library 9-10 a.m. September 4 2011 Concerts on the Common Walter J. Dempsey Memorial Bandstand on the Town Common 7-9 p.m. The South Shore Circus Band will perform. September 6 norwood Farmer's Market Apollo parking lot, Nahanton St. 1-6 p.m. Enjoy the Norwood Farmer's Market and visit vendors selling locally-grown fruits, vegetables, herbs, fish and bread. Rain or shine. norwood Schools Open Grades 1-12 Kindergarten and preschool orientation norwood evening garden Club Morrill Memorial Library 79 p.m.

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children avoid being bullied and if they are, how to stop it. Cost is $38. Call the Civic Center to sign up at 781-762-0466.

gray, gray & gray, llP, 34 Southwest Park, Westwood 12 noon-1:15 p.m. Today’s businesses battle endlessly for new clients. But they are difficult and costly to obtain, so once you have them, it is vital to keep them. Considerable management attention is being focused on identifying the reasons for client attrition, particularly the controllable ones that deal with service quality, client loyalty and retention issues. This session’s presenter, Lynn Thomas, will lay out the steps you can use to cultivate a powerfully driven, client-focused environment that produces passionately loyal customers. For more information, go to September 9 Blood Pressure Clinic

September 7 norwood Kindergarten and pre-schools begin

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Blood Pressure Clinic Norwood Town Hall, Health Department 13 p.m.

September 13 norwood Farmer's Market Apollo parking lot, Nahanton St. 1-6 p.m.

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"love them or lose them: Client retention in action" Needham Bank Small Business Series

noon networking at the Apollo Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce The Apollo, 615 Washington St. 12-1:30 p.m. Increase your business' visibility with the

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Chamber's Noon Networking Lunch at Apollo Functions. This is a great opportunity to showcase your products and services to members of the Neponset Valley region. Lunch and light beverages are included. For more information, go to

St. timothy Parish annual Picnic 650 Nichols St. 12 noon3 p.m. September 19

american red Cross Blood Drive Caritas Norwood Hospital; Draper Building 800 Washington St. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Donation Types: Blood, Double Red Cell Donations 50% off of Six Flags New England admission!

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norwood art association Meeting Morrill Memorial Library 6:348:45 p.m. September 15 Beat the Sugar Blues at the library

19th annual SCS golf tournament - Brookmeadow Country Club, Canton 11:30 a.m. Your support of our golf tournament helps to support the mission of Saint Catherine of Siena School and prepare our students to become leaders in our community, our country and our Church. For more information or to sign up, contact Paula Curley at (781) 769-5354, ext 271 or email, pcurley@scsnorwood. com.

Morrill Memorial library 7 p.m. In this workshop you’ll learn how sugar is negatively affecting your health and happiness, how sugar is part of the solution, not the problem, and how your lifestyle affects your cravings, including tips on eating the foods you enjoy and the first steps to take to regain control of your life and health. Plus you’ll have an opportunity to participate in a sugar-free taste test and enjoy samples of delicious dark chocolate. To learn more about Charissa’s approach to health, visit her website at To sign up, call the library at 781-769-0200.

Fall Film Fest: Meryl Streep Morrill Memorial Library 7 p.m. The Memorial Memorial Library will be kicking off their “Monday Night at the Movies” Fall Film Fest featuring Meryl Streep with the well-loved 1995 Bridges of Madison County. World traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid is on assignment to photograph the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. While stopping for directions at Francesca Johnson’s farmhouse, passion ignites between Robert (Clint Eastwood) and Francesca (Meryl Streep).

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Norwood Center and Town Common 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The fun-filled day includes, local entertainment, clowns, games, prizes, crafters, food, sidewalk sales, kiddy rides, business groups and town department displays! Norwood Day buttons are $3 before the event, ($4 day of event.) Parade starts at 12:30 p.m. at the library, goes through town and ends at gazebo.

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Babysitter lessons Norwood Civic Center 12-3:30 p.m. This is an American Academy of Pediatrics course that covers the basic of infant care, reacting to medical emergencies and injuries, performing first aid and setting up your own babysitting business. For children ages 11-13. $48. Call the Civic Center to sign up at 781-7620466.


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‘Kevin’s Cause’ Benefits Fight Against Rare Cancer Event raises awareness and funds days before passing BY WILLIAM O’CONNOR

On Friday August 12, the ”Kevin’s Cause” fundraiser was held at the Sheraton Hotel in Norwood. The beneficiary was Kevin Morrison, a 21-year-old lifelong resident of Norwood, grew up as a prominent athlete in town, excelling in youth baseball, as well as being the captain of the football and hockey teams at Norwood High.

“We want to get the word out there that this young man needs help,” said family friend and volunteer Mike Thornton, “Lets help him anyway we can, and honor this battle he has waged courageously since last winter.”

When the event started, the Tiffany Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel was already packed with nearly 1,000 tickets sold for the event. “It’s a tight town. People all talk to each other when it comes to something serious. It’s about what we can do to help. It makes me proud to live in a place where people do that,” said Mr. Starr.

In February of this year Kevin was diagnosed, and was fighting peritoneal mesothelioma. This rare form of cancer requires an alternative treatment outside the Boston area, with the proceeds from the fundraiser helping Kevin and his family with this battle.

“This turnout is remarkable. With the way the economy is and the amount of people that showed up, shows how compassionate people in Norwood are. We hope this kind of energy can get down to Kevin and boost him up,” said family friend and volunteer Brendan Gearty.

Unfortunately, Kevin passed shortly after the event on August 20th. His passing certainly does not diminish the spirit and support that was shared at the event, in support of Kevin’s fight. The fundraiser was organized within a twoweek period, with the two driving forces being the Norwood Fire Department and Hughes Oil Company, both of which Kevin’s father, Phil, works for. When asked about what it was like putting the event together, family friend and ex co-worker Robert Starr said “ We hit the ground running, I started e-mailing everyone I knew to get the word out, and before I knew it I got a call from the Fire Department saying we want to do something, let’s all get together.” The atmosphere in the air at the fundraiser was full of warmth and hope as hours before the event started there were dozens of volunteers that came out in support. There was a sea of green “Kevin’s Cause” shirts all taking time out of their Friday afternoon to help set up for the event.

“It’s a tight town. People all talk to each other when it comes to something serious. It’s about what we can do to help. It makes me proud to live in a place where people do that,” said Mr. Starr.

Many people shared stories about Kevin as they supported the cause. An old hockey teammate, Matthew Skuncik, shared fond memories from the ice, “ He was there to have a good time and be a good kid.” “A talented kid with a scrappy determination,” said Mike Thornton, whose sons played hockey with Kevin, “A great kid, a great family and that’s what this is all about.“ Devoted son of Phillip V. and Paula M. (Brown) Morrison. Loving brother of Michael Morrison of Norwood and Shawn Morrison of Norwood. Beloved grandson of Robert and Dorothy Brown of Norwood and the late William L. and Claire L. Morrison. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kevin attended Endicott College where he played football. He also attended Kaplan Institute with hopes of becoming an electrician and worked for Kent Electric Co.

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Anne Lydon Volunteer of the Year Award The spirit of Norwood has always been it’s volunteers who come and share their time, labor and finances to make Norwood a better place to call home. No one represented the sense of community and volunteerism as Anne Lydon, a valued member of the Norwood Day Committee. In keeping with Anne's tradition, the Norwood Day Committee is now accepting nominations for the

Anne Lydon Volunteer of the Year Award. Please submit a simple one-page description as to why your nominee deserves such an award. Send your nomination to Jerry Miller c/o Norwood Recreation Department, 165 Nahatan Street, Norwood, MA 02062. All previous applications are kept on file and will be part of the 2011 applicant pool.

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If we don't have the time to trade or sell, we can donate. Clothing and accessories in good condition, as well as kitchenware, find good use at the Women’s Community Committee Thrift Shop in South Norwood. The proceeds from the shop go to charitable causes. There is a Salvation Army store in Norwood as well, and items dropped off there will be sold cheaply, the profit to be used for charitable work. The Norwood Food Pantry can always use unopened cans and jars of food, cereal, and pasta. A word of caution: food past its expiration date is no more wholesome for the needy than it is for you. When donating, keep in mind that badly damaged, soiled, or unworkable items are as useless to others as they are to you. While various collection bins are placed about the town, first consider making your donation to one of our local organizations, to help people in our own community.

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Norwood Hospital 9th Annual Road Race & Walk Saturday, September 17th Cash Awards; Plus Children’s Fun Runs Bring family and friends for a healthy, fun start to the day at Norwood Hospital’s 9th Annual 4Mile Road Race and Walk, Saturday, September 17, 2011. The race kicks off Norwood Day and will take place rain or shine.

for children up to age 6, at 8:30 am, and a race around the Bond Street loop for kids ages 7-12, starting at 8:45 a.m. Children must register the day of the race. All kids who enter the children’s races will receive t-shirts and medals.

Registration is 7:00 - 8:30 am at the front of the hospital, 800 Washington Street, Norwood. The adult race starts at 9:00 am and runs over a fun, residential course. The first 150 adult entrants will receive long-sleeve t-shirts and gift bags.

Awards Ceremony Cash awards will be offered to the top three male and female finishers overall. Medals will be presented to the top three males and females in several age categories. Music and refreshments provided. The race is USATF sanctioned.

Adult entry fee is $25 before September 9 and $30 after. Running club entry fee is $20 per runner by September 9, with a minimum of 5 runners registered. Registration forms are available by e-mail at and the day of the race or by calling 781-278-6004. Free Kids’ Fun Runs will be held before the start of the adult race. The races include a 50-yard dash

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Small Family Business Just Got Bigger The Lock Clinic owners Daz and Sherry Alberty celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a move in June to a new location. The Lock Clinic has been a familiar face on Washington Street since 1978, with the Alberty’s starting in 1993. Luckily for local residents, The Lock Clinic is still in Norwood, it just has a new address. Now located at 433 Walpole St. (Rte. 1A), across from the Hanniford's Plaza, The Lock Clinic still provides the same quality, personal service, but with its new location they now offer an additional security service center. When choosing a locksmith, experience and trustworthiness are two critical components of that decision. Daz Alberty more than fulfills those requirements with his expertise as a master locksmith for over 30 years and as a registered locksmith with the Associated Locksmiths of America. When loyal customers walk into The Lock Clinic, there are always familiar faces to greet them. Sherry & Daz both work in the shop as well as two employees

who have been with the company over 11 years. In fact, their children who grew up playing blocks at the shop are now grown and working on locks. Their son works part time & even their daughters help out at the business every so often when mom and dad need a hand. It's a family business. The Lock Clinic is equipped to handle all lock-related services for residential and commercial properties. Their corporate accounts, in fact, are a major key to their success. They have serviced the Kraft Group and Boston Scientific for over 19 years. While servicing ADT, Stanley, FEMA, the US Marshalls, the Boston Federal Courthouse, Bank of America and Enterprise Rent-ACar, to name a few, for over 15 years, they will still personally care for their residential customers, and handle all your lock needs from the initial service call to choosing your hardware to replacing keys. Like the slogan says, “You can feel safe” with The Lock Clinic. Their name may say locksmith,

prices to accommodate their customers in a continuing struggling economy. They frequently compare their prices to competitors and confidently provide their customers with some of the lowest rates in the area.

but their services go beyond traditional rekeying and lock installations. The Lock Clinic also partners with major alarm companies and installs electronic devices and security systems. Their new location will be offering a security service center for auto-

Meryl Streep Fall Film Fest at the Library We’ll be kicking off our “Monday Night at the Movies” Fall Film Fest featuring Meryl Streep with the well-loved 1995 Bridges of Madison County on Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m. at the Morrill Memorial Library. Based on the novel by Robert James Waller, this

The Norwood Rec. Department is happy to announce that online registration for our fall programs is now open! Please visit Program Guides arrived to every ousehold this past week. If you did not get one, please view it on the website or visit us at the Civic Center.

PG-13 rated film stars and is directed by Clint Eastwood. World traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid is on assignment to photograph the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. While stopping for directions at Francesca Johnson’s farmhouse,

passion ignites between Robert (Eastwood) and Francesca (Streep). The other films in our Meryl Streep movie series are Mamma Mia (October 17), Julie & Julia (November 21), and Out of Africa

motive installations with security systems, remote starters, GPS, car stereos and tinted windows right on site. As a family-run and established local business, The Lock Clinic has also recently lowered their

(December 19). Sign up at the library Reference or Information Desk or call 781-769-0200, x110 or 222 to sign up for any or all of these free films. Complimentary

Turn to the people that local residents and businesses have trusted for over a quarter of a century to handle all their lock or security needs. The address may have changed, but the service, experience and reputation continues to represent the backbone of this local company. And the family? The Alberty’s have recently welcomed their first grandchild and it likely won't be long before Midas Dylan is working with his Papa! The Lock Clinic is located at 433 Walpole St. (Rte. 1A), across from the Hannifords Plaza. For more information, call 781-7696641 or visit their website at popcorn is provided by Regal Cinema, Bellingham. The library is accessible to people with disabilities.

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Norwood day 2011 September 17, 2011

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH Fireworks Display at Coakley Middle School - 8 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH Caritas norwood Hospital 5k road race- 9 a.m. norwood Day Parade begins at Morrill Memorial Library and runs through downtown to gazebo- 10:30 a.m. the Center (guild Square to town Common) will be blocked off and booths (representing the various youth, fraternal, and civic organizations) will have the opportunity to tell all bout their organizations, and even sell food or group related items (10:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.) The Uptown Merchants and local vendors also add to the festivities. Various restaurants will be providing “tastes of norwood”, as you get to explore many fine eateries of the town in the food tent on the common, sponsored by Lustra Cleaners (Norwood Day Button required).

The Norwood Lions Club will making a return appearance at Norwood Day, September 17, again hosting the Massachusetts District 33K Lions Eyemobile.

Inside the RV, the public will be able to have their vision, hearing and blood pressure tested. This service is free of charge.

There will be kiddies’ rides for they young at heart, sponsored by the Norwood Bank (Norwood Day Button Required). Pony rides, sponsored by Dedham Savings (Norwood Day Button required). entertainment will be provided at the Norwood Day Stage throughout the day, sponsored by Chestnut Hill Realty. norwood Day trolleys will be provided to travel from the Center, Police & Fire Stations, Airport, the new High School and the MBTA Parking Lot at Norwood Central Station, sponsored Comcast (Norwood Day Button Required). norwood Day Buttons are available at the Civic Center and local businesses for $3.00 (Advance sales only) Button will be $4.00 on Norwood Day.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH the 17th annual Police-Fire Softball game will be held at the Joe Purpura Softball Field (behind the Balch School) - 1 p.m.

Club members will be available to answer questions about the many services that Lions Club International, and especially the Norwood club, are available to

provide. The Lions Club in Norwood has been working for the prevention and treatment for blindness for 69 years. Residents and business persons in Nor-

Norwood Day is Soon Approaching! In just a few weeks, downtown Norwood will be transformed into a community festival filled with live, local entertainment, games, sporting events, kiddie rides, crafters, food, sidewalk sales, business groups and town department displays. The celebrations will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, with the Caritas Norwood Hospital 5k Road Race. At 10:30 a.m., a parade kicks off the spectacular event, starting at the Morrill Memorial Library and down Washington St. with the marching band and fall sports teams from Norwood High School (NHS) proudly entertaining spectators and strutting their school colors. The parade will end at the town gazebo where the NHS Spirit Club will identify the King and Queen of the Court and the Ann Lydon Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented. Immediately after the parade, Washington Street in downtown Norwood will be open to residents to visit approximately 200 booths from local merchants, community organizations, crafters and vendors. A stage at the Washington/Walpole intersection by the post office will stand as an periphery anchor with local bands

and dance groups performing throughout the day while the town gazebo lawn will serve as the second anchor with the food tent, sports events, trolley rides and games. Norwood Day is a true endorsement for the shared respect and commitment of its residential and business communities. To celebrate the strength of its collective loyalties, local restaurants will be offering samples of its diverse menus as a thank you for the continued patronage that has made Norwood the restaurant capital of the area. Trolleys will also transport riders to noteworthy locations throughout town, including the police and fire stations, the airport, Norwood High School and the Norwood Central MBTA station The entire communal party will run from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and for just $3 for a Norwood Day button ($4 the day of the event), entrance and participation is free to all events. Buttons can be purchased at Town Hall, the Civic Center, Senior Center, Morrill Memorial Library and some local merchants. "The whole theory behind it is that you buy a button for three dollars and you get into all these things for free," Recreation Directory Gerry Miller said. "We make

it as inexpensive as possible and it works out well." Local and business sponsors contributed greatly to the abundance of food and entertainment for Norwood Day. TGI Fridays has been a donor for approximately seven years and have given $15,000 for the Friday night fireworks display. The second largest sponsor, Norwood Bank, donated funds for the kiddie rides, Comcast is responsible for the trolley tours, Lustra Cleaners is proving the food tent, Dedham Savings Bank is offering pony rides, Gillooly Funeral Home is backing the rock climbing wall, UTI is subsidizing Big Daddy's Racing, Eye Care Specialists is backing the game van and Republic Pipe is paying for the portapotties. At press time, sponsors were still coming forward to contribute to the residential and town tribute. According to Miller, last year's event attracted approximately 15,000 residents. Norwood Day has become a valuable opportunity for local organizations and merchants to meet their neighbors and celebrate the spirit of the town's communal and philanthropic ideas and values. Buy a button and join in the fun and celebrations!

wood and Dedham are encouraged to contact Lion Maurice Weiner at 781-762-6052 for more information on the Club.


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Masons Bank of America Norwood Historical Society First Baptist Church Noroowd Backstage Boosters RoJo Company, Inc. Friends of Norwood High Gymnastics The Healing Moon The Healing Moon Margaret Butterfield Ellis Nursing & Rehab Center Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. The Soggy Doggie Anglican Church of the Redeemer Bank of Canton Avon Products Needham Bank Needham Bank Norwood Nuggets Norwood Athletic Boosters Members Plus Credit Union Sauliner Chiropractic

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Booths 23 Gymnastic Academy of Boston 24 Knights of Columbus 25 Irene Zembella C 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24

Victorian Haven Nursing Home Norwood Chiropractic Golden Living Center R&D Engraving Pamacje Creations Norfolk District Attorneys Office 3 Lil’ Monkeys Representative John Rogers Tupperware Peoples Federal Savings Bank Southridge Farm and Nursery Babel's Paint & Decorating Store

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Mint Café Norwood Aquactics Norwood Housing Authority Norwood Evening Garden club Norwood Cultural Council The Sugar Cone Baker Studios Norwood H.S. Boys Hockey Norwood H.S. Boys Hockey Norwood Challenger League Sports

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Precision Cabling Missionary Servants of Holy Love Athletic Republic Athletic Republic Norfolk County Sherriff’s Office Norwood Varsity Cheerleading Norwood Jr. Varsity Cheerleading Mary Kay Craig Lowes Kenpo Karate Studio Norwood Aquatics Club/ N.H.S. Swim 12 Norwood Dance Academuy F 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Day Street Sports Day Street Sports Norwood Hospital Norwood Hospital Lodge of the Elks 723 Lodge of the Elks 723 Lodge of the Elks 723 Cutting Loose New England Tae Kwon Do Academy, Inc. Norwood Youth Football Parent Group Norwood Rotary Club Norwood Rotary Club Tom Dang/T&D Accessories Tom Dang/T&D Accessories Grace Episcopal Church Recreation School of Dance

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CM-1 1 Norwood Theatre 2 Norwood Lighting Center 3 Women's Community Committee 4 Made with Love: Handmade Jewerly by Shana 5 Norwood Public Schools, CFCEG 6 Greener Norwood Recycling G 7 Norwood Bicycle Club 1 Leslie Dabush 8 Together Yes 2 Norwood River House 9 Nep. Valley Chamber of Commerce 3 Norwood League of Women Voters 10 Conrads 4 Leonard & Aimee Chadbourne CM-2 CM-3 5 Sharon Credit Union Calorie Alley Ponies 6 Norwood Parent Music Assoc. 7 Norwood Recreation Department CM-4 8 Sweet Ribbons 1 United Church of Norwood 9 Tastefully Simple 2 Norwood Toast Masters 10 Learning Center for Martial Arts 4 VFW Post 2452 11 Circle of Hope Foundation 5 Norwood Scholarship Foundation 12 S&S Novelty 6 Ecumenical Com. Food Pantry 13 Mrs. Mary Mak 7 Community for Greener Norwood 14 Cub Scouts Pack 49 8 Children of America 15 Cub Scouts Pack 49 9 Hope Walks Believe in Miracles 16 Troop 42, Crew 420 10 Norfolk County Veterinary Service 17 Honey Dew Donuts On The Common 18 Honey Dew Donuts Cotage/Central Norwood Public Access 20 Camber Real Estate Cottage/Maple Carpenters & Home Depot 21 Pete's Push Cart 22 Pete's Push Cart Food Court Sky - Bon Caldo - Lewis's - Bertuccis H TGI Fridays - Giorgio's Pizza 1 Norwood Light Broadband Olivadi's - Napa Tandys 2 Norwood Light Broadband 3 Norwood Light Broadband gazebo 4 Children's Workshop Norwood Recreation Department 5 Maria C. Levin, P.C. Norwood Day Announcements 6 Norwood Women’s Club Anne Lydon Award 7 Norwood High SADD Crowning of Homecoming 8 Marathon Physical Therapy 9 Marathon Physical Therapy Central Street 10 Bonnie Horton Norwood Lion's Club (Health Screening)




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The Top 5 Reasons to Exercise BY JOHN VACOVEC Owner and Therapist of Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab., Inc.

You know that exercise is important and has several health benefits. However, there are hidden benefits of exercise that you may not be aware of. Here are the top 5 reasons to exercise: Reason #1: To Reduce Pain Individualized, regular exercise (the kind prescribed by your physical therapist) is a great way to reduce pain. For example,

strengthening your core can decrease persistent low back pain and protect against future injury. It's amazing how many people who seem resigned to a life of chronic pain start to find relief after starting an exercise program provided by one of our experienced physical therapists. If you are not sure where to begin, we will be happy to assist you in the creation of a safe, effective exercise plan. Reason #2: To Increase Muscle Tissue Increased strength allows you to

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A well-designed, progressive exercise plan helps tone your muscles. Reason #3: To Drop Pounds of Fat The best benefit of exercise is fat loss. It is no secret that a combination of exercise and a balanced meal plan is the best known way to lose fat. Here's what fat loss can do for you: • Your clothes fit better • People around you begin to compliment you on your new appearance • When you look in the mirror, you look several years younger • Your energy levels soar • You feel great!

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Reason #4: To Control Blood Sugar Regular exercise helps stabilize blood sugar levels. If you or some-

one you know has type 2 diabetes (or is at risk for type 2 diabetes) exercise will help your body to better utilize sugar since exercise positively impacts insulin sensitivity. A combination of weight loss and improved blood glucose control has several health benefits. You should consult your doctor before you begin any exercise with the intention to control your blood sugar. Reason #5: To Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Levels Exercise helps your heart in 2 ways: • Weak heart muscles pump a relatively small amount of blood with each beat. Essentially, your heart is putting in a lot of effort with every beat. By exercising, you strengthen your heart muscles so they pump more blood with less effort; this decreases the pressure on your arteries. • Exercise increases HDL (the "good" cholesterol) levels in some people. This decreases your risk for heart disease. Other heart disease risk factors such as weight, diabetes, and high blood pressure also improve with regular exercise. You may want to speak with your

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2011 Norwood TONY Award Recipient: Lisa Bartucca The Norwood TONY (Ten Outstanding Norwood Youths) Awards were initiated over 40 years ago to recognize exceptional Norwood youths for their voluntary contribution to the community. Through anonymous reviews of the student's volunteer record and a 300-word essay, the Norwood Masons, who acquired the program 16 years ago, named the 2011 TONY Award winners at a banquet held January 24. The award includes a citation and plaque from the governor, a $1,000 savings bond and a gift card from Perk's coffeehouse. Two supplementary awards also included an additional $500 savings bond. Local Town Pages is also recognizing these admiral young adults with a profile of each student each month in our newspaper. Norwood High School graduated senior, Lisa Bartucca, is the seventh student profile in our TONY Award series. Seventeen year-old Lisa Bartucca has always had a passion for science, and more specifically, medicine. Science was, in fact, one of her favorite subjects in school. Her interests in the medical field, however, surfaced long before she began her education. "For as long as I can remember, I had a doctor's bag I wouldn't let go of, I may still have it," Bartucca said. "I have wanted to be a doctor for a while." Although 14 might be considered

pathology was this ambitious teenager's favorite medical experience yet. "It's the coolest thing I've ever done," Bartucca said. "I get handson experience with specimens." Bartucca however, did not limited her philanthropy to the medical field. At 15, she began tutoring at the Oldham and Cleveland Elementary Schools as a classroom aide, and building on her love and expertise of science, in her junior year of high school she tutored a senior in biology. young to launch medicinal studies, Bartucca took things into her own hands and began building her hands-on education by volunteering at Norwood Hospital. For the past three years, she has gained valuable experience volunteering in various branches of the facility, starting with the maternity ward, and later moving to knee surgery, development and the emergency department. "I tried a bunch of different areas to get a taste of hospital life," Bartucca said. For the past year and a half she has been contributing in the surgical pathology department, and what separates Bartucca's passion from just an interest, is that many would consider this basic training in examining samplings tedious,

Center and in the Spirit Club getting involved in fundraisers such as, Globe Santa, Pennies for Patients (for the Lymphoma and Cancer Societies) and sending packages to Norwood soldiers oversees. She was also a mentor for Mentors in Violence Prevention, a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and Post-Prom Committee member and competed on the varsity lacrosse team. Bartucca chose Northeastern University for her collegiate educa-

For a switch from textbooks, Bartucca was also a volunteer coach for the Norwood Challenger Basketball program for the past three years and also participated in Relay for Life and the Cyctic Fibrosis Walk. Bartucca also demonstrates an enthusiasm for communal involvement with her participation as an officer with SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) chaperoning dances at the Civic

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"I was so proud of her, she did all the work," Bartucca said. "It was one of the best things when I heard she passed the MCAS." Bartucca continued her tutoring in her senior year in math and science and also donated her time on Sunday mornings teaching CCD classes to first graders at St. Catherine's of Siena Church.

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Norwood News Clips Norwood Recreation Department 2011/2012 Program Guide is Out! The 2011/2012 Norwood Recreation Department program guide was mailed to homes a few weeks ago, but if you missed it, there are options to view all the wonderful events and classes the town is offering this fall and winter. Pick a copy up at the Civic Center or go to the town website at, click on Recreation Department and download a copy!

Committee for a Greener Norwood Did you know the town of Norwood had such a committee? The mission of the Committee for a Greener Norwood is to educate and assist the Norwood community to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste. They also promote the use of environmentally preferred products and alternate ways to preserve resources. Want to learn more or get involved? Visit them on Facebook: Committee for a Greener Norwood

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Norwood Fall Recycling Day The Norwood Fall Recycling Day will be Saturday, September 24, 8-11 a.m., at the composting facility off Winter St. Norwood residents can do a final sweep of their garages, basements and sheds this fall and drop off items such as batteries, kitchen and laundry appliances, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers and scrap metals for safe disposal. There are nominal fees for some items, such as $10 for freon appliances, $5 for microwaves, $10 for televisions and monitors and $5 for propane tanks. New this year, the town is offering document shredding through Doc Shredding who will be on site. The charge is $5 for a copy paper sized box. Proof of residency is required when you enter the facility. State Park Passes Available at Recreation Department The Norwood Recreation Department, in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation's 'Use Nature as your Guide' program, is offering free parking for one vehicle to any Massachusetts state park or state beach. Passes can be reserved one

week in advance. Pass holder must be Norwood residents or full-time Norwood employees. $5 refundable deposit required. For more information, contact the Norwood Recreation Department at 781762-0466. Attention Crafters! The Norwood Senior Center is looking for crafters for their fall craft fair that will be held on Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 275 Prospect St. An 8' space is only $40 and must be reserved by September 1. This is a great opportunity to display homemade creations and make some extra money! For more information, call Evelyn Kuphal at 781-769-2169. Congratulation to NorwoodBased GZA Geoenvironmental's 25th Year at Pan Mass Challenge! The 2011 Pan Mass Challenge marked the 25th year for 'Team GZA' raising more than $540,000 for the Dana Farber Institute and the Jimmy Fund. The two-day bike ride ranged from 153 to 190 miles, depending on the cyclists chosen route of the more than 5,000 cyclists, representing 34 states and six countries.

Way to go GZA Cyclists! “We are proud of the continued commitment of these dedicated riders and the support of all of our employees who give of their time and energy to help others,” said William R. Beloff, President and CEO of GZA GeoEnvironmental. “Their efforts inspire all of us to support them and contribute to the important research in the fight against cancer.” Norwood Emergency Notification System Norwood residents should be aware that that the Town of Norwood has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) to provide telephone notifications to residents and businesses for public safety emergencies. If you would like to add your unlisted telephone or cell phone number of email address, go to, click on public safety, police department, and scroll down to 'Keep Informed with Norwood's Emergency Notification System.' Questions can be directed to Kevin Grasso at the Norwood Police Department at 781-440-5151.

‘QuickBooks® for Small Business’ Workshops Sponsored by G.T. Reilly & Company Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce programs will help small business owners leverage their productivity, profitability Small business owners will learn how to leverage their productivity and profitability at two workshops sponsored by G.T. Reilly & Company and the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Oct. 17 and Monday, Oct. 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. each day at the Chamber office in Norwood.

software’s more advanced features, including customization of reports and forms, job costing, online banking, year-end tips and tricks, and troubleshooting. Participants may attend either one of the workshops or both.

On Oct. 17, “QuickBooks® for Small Business: The Basics” will help beginning QuickBooks® users get started by learning to use features for billing, receivables, time tracking and other simple functions.

“In this economy, small business owners need to get a handle on their finances and use all the tools at their disposal to improve profitability,” says Gina Weinstock, a Certified QuickBooks® Advanced Pro Advisor who will lead the workshop. Weinstock works with Reilly Business Services, which provides bookkeeping services, payroll preparation, financial statements and income tax returns for small businesses, in addition to QuickBooks® support.

On Oct. 24, “QuickBooks® for Small Business: Beyond the Basics” will help business owners who are already using QuickBooks® for invoicing utilize the

These workshops are free of charge to chamber members, but registration is required and seating is limited. The charge for nonchamber members is $25. A conti-

nental breakfast will be provided. To register, email Cristoff@ or call 781-769-1126. Reservations are required and can be made by visiting, or by calling 781769-1126. Established in 1894, the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce serves the needs of businesses in a twelve- town region stretching from Route 128 to Route 495 southwest of Boston. The NVCC supports the business community and economic development efforts by providing leadership, advocacy and opportunities for expanded and enhanced relationships among business, government and the community.

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PET CORNER Ask the Shelter Q: wHen SHOulD i SPay Or neuter My Pet? A: Though each veterinarian has a different age they are comfortable spaying or neutering, it is the general consensus that sooner than later is the best practice. For a kit-

Pet Pages presented by the Bay State Animal Cooperative The Bay State Animal Cooperative, Inc. was a proud recipient of a $3,000 grant in 2011 to help subsidize our efforts to assist owners in spaying or neutering their pets. Did you know the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC) sponsors the Spay Neuter License Plate Program. The Massachusetts "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate tells your community that you care about animals! By purchasing this license plate, you will be contributing to a statewide program that directly benefits Massachusetts animals. When you register your car request your “I’m Animal Friendly” license plate. The initial cost of this license plate is $40; $28 of which will be used to help fund this statewide spay/neuter program. The remaining $12 is a one-time only cost to cover the manufacturing of the plate. Upon renewal, the entire $40 will go to this spay/neuter program. (The standard registration fee is due every two years upon renewal in addition to the "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate fee.) We sincerely thank MAC for this grant.

ten they can be altered (which is either spayed or neutered) as early as 2 months of age. The appropriate age for dogs depends upon the breed and size of the dog. However, all dogs should be altered before 6 months of age. Like children, animals recover quickly at a younger age. The Bay State Animal Cooperative works in conjunction with several private clinics and non-profit groups to provide early spay/neuter of its adoptable animals. Q: HOw Can yOu PrOteCt yOur Pet FrOM raBieS QuarantineS wHiCH Put yOur Pet’S liFe at riSK? A: All pets are required by law to be rabies vaccinated. Other preventive vaccines are also recommended for your pet on an annual basis. The law requires that animals be vaccinated as early as 12 weeks against rabies and re-vaccinated within the first year of the initial vaccine. Subsequent 3 year vaccines can be administered thereafter. Whether your pet is indoor or outdoor it is required to be rabies vaccinated. It is believed by many that if their cat is indoor only, which we recommend all to be, they do not need to be vaccinated. They do. If an unvaccinated cat bites or even scratches a person or other animal and an animal control officer or veterinarian are involved, an unvaccinated animal can and will be quarantined. This could lead to undue stress on the animal and family. Since 6 months of quarantine is required, irresponsible pet owners decide to relinquish their pet. When relinquished to an animal control officer or “open admission” shelters it almost always results in euthanasia. You need to protect your pet from

this preventive cause of death. Humans must make this responsible decision for their pet; they rely on us for this. Just do it!

needs a place to call home as he has been at our small adoption facility too long! Consider this extremely handsome man.

Norwood Day is Sept 17th and the Bay State Animal Cooperative will be there! Join us Saturday September 17, in Norwood to celebrate Norwood with your friends and families. We will host a booth to offer our assistance, discuss animal issues and provide you with our list of animals ready for adoption.

Meet Gemini: Gemini an adult calico/brown tabby cat was surrendered by her first home when they could no longer care for her and her kittens. A very typical sad story when cats are not altered. She is an adult friendly kitty looking for a forever

We will accept applications for adoption and offer resources for spay/neuter and other common animal issues. Local foster homes will be open to show cats for adoption. We will have ice cream available for a modest donation to help with our fundraising efforts. Please stop by and visit us. Save Gary’s Puppy Bay State animal Cooperative Inc. has been supporting an American Pit Bull Terrier as it fights for its right to live. We have posted the

facts behind the case, a video and photo’s of this puppy on our facebook account, search for us as bay state animal cooperative. Learn about the case, make calls to help this puppy and learn how this could happen to your dog also. Did you know that your dog can not be taken away from you without a warrant? Protect your pet and always keep them under your control and we advised that anyone can make a false claim about your pet that could lead to its life being in danger. All municipalities have different procedures for deeming dogs vicious and the procedure can be as simple as the animal control, town selectman or police chief making a personal judgment regarding the animal. Due process is

skipped many ties because we as citizens are not aware of our rights and our animals rights. Please go to facebook for photo’s to be added to this article please. I do not know how to attach them? Pets in need of loving new families! Meet Slick: Slick was taken in when he was a kitten but never neutered until we got him. The people who took him in got sick of him once he was all grown up at about 6-7 months old. He would do best as an only kitty as he has a tendency to want to be rough with other kitties. He resided with a dog before coming to the PetsMart adoption center. He is a very playful, tough kitty who plays rough with other cats; he is truly a man’s best friend! Young children would not be his first choice for playmates. He does not claim to

home. She has lived with children as an only cat, though we would not rule out her having a housemate. Gemini is sweet and is very accepting of what fate has dealt her. She is waiting patiently for the

right person to be able to sweep her off her feet. She is available for viewing at the PetsMart adoption center in Brockton. An appointment is necessary to actually meet her and play with her.

be the best behaved all the time but can be very lovable when he wants to be and deserves a place to call home! He has been known to chomp on paper if allowed. He

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A locally owned independent business returns approximately 45% of each dollar spent back to the community. Local, independent businesses assist the community through a “multiplier effect”: one dollar spent at a locally owned business will return five times that amount within the community through city taxes, employees’ wages, and purchase of materials and supplies at other independent businesses. In addition, these businesses will turn that dollar back into the community through school funding, social services, and contributions to local nonprofit organizations.

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Massachusetts Needham Bank Small Business Attorney General Seminar Series: Love Them or Lose Martha Coakley with Them: Client Retention in Action! the Commonwealth’s Registers of Deeds Norfolk County Register of Deeds William P. O’Donnell, and fellow Registers of the Massachusetts Register of Deeds Association meet with Attorney General Martha Coakley Norfolk County Register of Deeds, William P. O’Donnell, Chair of the Legislative Committee for the MA Register of Deeds Association and at the request of the MA Register of Deeds Association President, Register Barry Amaral of the Bristol County Northern District Registry of Deeds wrote to Attorney General Coakley requesting a meeting to discuss a number of real estate issues. Register O’Donnell and his colleagues met with Attorney General Coakley and expressed their concerns regarding a number of issues affecting the Commonwealth’s Registries of Deeds. Much of the discussion was concerning issues surrounding the recording practices of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) at the Registries in Massachusetts and the use of robosigners signing documents on behalf of large lending institutions. The Registers also inquired about the impact of the Attorney’s Gen-

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Eleven Ways to Help Yourself Stay Sane in a Crazy Market Keeping your cool can be hard to do when the market goes on one of its periodic roller-coaster rides. It's useful to have strategies in place that prepare you both financially and psychologically to handle market volatility. Here are 11 ways to help keep yourself from making hasty decisions that could have a long-term impact on your ability to achieve your financial goals. 1. Have a game plan Having predetermined guidelines that recognize the potential for turbulent times can help prevent emotion from dictating your decisions. For example, you might take a core-and-satellite approach, combining the use of buy-and-hold principles for the bulk of your portfolio with tactical investing based on a shorter-term market outlook. You also can use diversification to try to offset the risks of certain holdings with those of others. Diversification may not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss, but it can help you understand and balance your risk in advance. And if you're an active investor, a trading discipline can help you stick to a long-term strategy. For example, you might determine in advance that you will take profits when a

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mune from overall market movements). Dividends also can help cushion the impact of price swings. According to Standard and Poor's, dividend income has represented roughly one-third of the monthly total return on the S&P 500 since 1926, ranging from a high of 53% during the 1940s to a low of 14% in the 1990s, when investors focused on growth. 7. Stay on course by continuing to save Even if the value of your holdings fluctuates, regularly adding to an account designed for a longterm goal may cushion the emotional impact of market swings. If losses are offset even in part by new savings, your bottom-line number might not be quite so discouraging. If you're using dollarcost averaging--investing a specific amount regularly regardless of fluctuating price levels--you may be getting a bargain by buying when prices are down. However, dollar-cost averaging can't guarantee a profit or protect against a loss. Also, consider your ability to continue purchases through market slumps; systematic investing doesn't work if you stop when prices are down. 8. Use cash to help manage your mindset Cash can be the financial equivalent of taking deep breaths to relax. It can enhance your ability to make thoughtful decisions instead of impulsive ones. If you've established an appropriate asset allocation, you should have resources on hand to prevent having to sell stocks to meet ordinary expenses or, if you've used leverage, a margin call. Having a cash cushion coupled with a disciplined investing strategy can change your perspective on market volatility. Knowing that you're positioned to take advantage of a downturn by

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Join the NVCC For It’s Monthly Noon Networking Program Date: Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 location: Buca di Beppo 233 Elm Street Dedham, Massachusetts time: 12:00 PM Cost: $25 Members; $50 Nonmembers Includes lunch buffet. Join the NVCC at the Buca di Beppo for its monthly Noon Networking program on Tuesday, September 13 from 12-1pm. Let the chamber help your business weather the storm of this uncertain economic climate by exposing your brand to new markets. A lunch buffet is included in the

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Women’s Workshop Norwood Social Security Office to Begin Closing at 3:30 pm Daily at the Library Congressional Budget Cuts Force Reduced Public Hours Do you find yourself saying yes when you really mean no? Would you like to reduce your stress level and find more time for yourself? The Morrill Memorial Library is presenting a free, two-hour workshop on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. that will empower women of all ages to make crucial changes in their lives. Entitled “It’s Time for a Change,” this workshop will teach you how to rid yourself of guilt, take back your time and start to fully live your own life.

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Norwood Retired Men's Club The Norwood Retired Men’s Club will be in its 27th season on Tuesday, September 13, when it opens up after the summer break. The Club meets at the Norwood Elks every second Tuesday of the month, except July and August, at 10:00 am. They have coffee and donuts available before the meeting. All are welcome and there is plenty of parking. You don’t have to be a Norwood resident but you must be 60 or older and be retired or semi retired. The dues are $10.00 yearly and there is no initiation or initiation fee. Just walk in and say “Hello.”

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Substitute Teacher Orientation at Blessed Sacrament Elementary School in Walpole Do you enjoy working with children? Are you a teacher or interested in exploring teaching as a career option? Are you interested in working but unable to commit to a full-time position? Blessed Sacrament School in Walpole is actively seeking qualified substitute teachers for its 2011-12 academic year. Interested persons must have a bachelor’s degree and preference will be given to those with teaching experience. Orientation is Friday, September 9 at the

school, 808 East Street in Walpole at 10 AM. Interested substitute candidates should send their resume to James Spillman, Principal, at Payment is per diem, and is comparable to most public elementary school system. Experience the Blessed Sacrament School difference! For more information, please call 508-668-2336.

Congratulations Congratulations and Good Luck to Norwood Residents in Recognition of their Recent or Future Collegiate Endeavors and Accomplishments New Enrollees John Holmes, a student from Xaverian Brothers High School, has enrolled at Saint Joseph's College of Maine beginning in the fall, 2011 semester. He will major in Criminal Justice. Courtney Keenan, a student from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, has enrolled at Saint Joseph's College of Maine beginning in the fall, 2011 semester. She will major in Nursing. Dean's List Recipients Caroline Corbett, Class of 2013 at Connecticut College, has been named to the Dean's High Honors list for the Spring, 2011 semester. Brian girard was named to the Dean's List at Nichols College this past year. Girard was also recognized on National Student Athlete

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Day for excellence in the classroom and on the lacrosse field. Daniel anderson, Class of 2012, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. McKayla Burns, Class of 2012, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. amanda Devaney, Class of 2011, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. Magali garcia-Pletsch, Class of 2013, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. william Kalinowski, Class of 2011, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. laura O'Connor, Class of 2011, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. zachary Odachowski, Class of

2011, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. Kaitlin Searfoss, Class of 2011, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. Meghan Shilo, Class of 2013, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. Benjamin weidenaar, Class of 2014, was named to the Dean's List at Providence College for the Spring, 2011 semester. Megan Folan, Class of 2014, was named to the Dean's List at Assumption College, for the Spring, 2011 semester. Kerriann lessard, Class of 2011, was named to the Dean's List at Assumption College, for the Spring, 2011 semester. Graduates lauren Hartnett received a certificate as a Physician's Assistant, on August 13, at Quinnipiac University.

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home M A R K E T P L A C E Local REALTOR® completes CBR®-Certified Buyer Representative Program Norma Chitvanni was recently certified by the State of New York, the Long Island Board of Realtors,

tified Buyer Representative. Norma Chitvanni is a Realtor with Camber Real Estate, Inc. in Norwood and Canton, Massachusetts and is now trained in the professional representation of home purchasers. Buyer Representation is rapidly changing the face of real estate. Propelled by knowledgeable home purchasers, legislative action, and consumer watch dog groups, home buyer representation has gained momentum in the residential market in recent years and is now available nationwide. To find out even more visit the website:

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Buyer Representative is a cooperating agent who legally represents the real estate buyer. They

generally do so under a buyer representation agreement, much like a traditional real estate broker represents the seller under a listing agreement. The buyer agent’s role is to be the advocate for the purchaser in the real estate transaction. Each agent completes three days of extensive training (22.5 class room hours) to earn the CBR Designation. For further information please contact Norma Chitvanni at Camber Real Estate, Inc Phone: 781-769-2225 Email: Website:

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Top 10 Ways Renovation Loans Create HUGE Value for Buyers! The FHA 203K Renovation loan* allows a buyer to purchase (or refinance) and renovate a property with one loan and one closing. With one loan, there is only one application, one set of fees, one closing and one monthly payment. Improvements can include anything that adds value to the home, such as a room addition, new carpeting, landscaping, plumbing, roofing or a new kitchen. The loan can also be used for energy-efficiency improvements. A 203K loan can create huge value for home shoppers looking to: 1. Buy a home in a neighborhood that they could not ordinarily afford by purchasing a fixer-upper. 2. Include all their upgrades and repairs in one loan. 3. Purchase a home with only 3.5 percent down payment on the total sales price plus the cost of repairs.

5. Replace anything from carpet, paint and appliances, to fixtures, windows and more, and include it in the financing. 6. Upgrade by adding additions and putting in landscaping. 7. Fix damaged homes – new roof, fire damage, termite removal and mold remediation. 8. Maximize a property’s potential. The loan is based on the afterimproved value – what the house will be worth once the renovations are complete. 9. Customize the home to the buyer’s taste. 10. Purchase and rehab a foreclosure. I am a certified renovation loan specialist who can help navigate your clients through the process. Give me a call today to learn more!

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September 1. 2011

13th Annual Petwalk To Benefit Homeless Animals

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The Purr-fect Cat Shelter will hold the 13th Annual PCS PetWalk (rain or shine) Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10am to 3pm at the Norfolk County Agricultural High School, Route 1A, in Walpole. Bring your friends, family and well-behaved dog for an approximate 3-mile walk along the wooded paths of the Aggie campus. Walkers may register anytime between 10am and 1pm. A shorter paved route is also available for those who choose not to walk the path. If you can’t join us the PCS Walk Team will gladly walk for you. Participants turning in sponsor money by 1pm will be eligible for a chance to win a $100 shopping spree at Especially for Pets! Participants meeting certain pledge levels will also be eligible for prizes and dogs will receive a goodie bag from Especially for Pets and a bandana (while supplies last). After your walk, join us back on the main field for booths, raffles, demonstrations, games, refreshments, live music and much more! You and your pooch can enter the “Purr-fect Pooch” Contest at noon

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and dazzle the judges. Categories for prizes include: wiggliest tail, loudest bark, biscuit catch, best trick and dog/owner look-alike. Other contests being held the day

of the PetWalk include the ”Purrfect Pet Photo Contest” and “My Pet’s Paw-trait Contest” for kids in grades 1-6. Sponsor forms, contest rules and entry forms and general PetWalk information can be found on our website Limited booth space is still available. Contact PCS through the website or call 508533-5855 for more information. It’s a fun day for everyone. So, tie on the walking shoes, bring the dog and show your support for homeless animals.



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