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ately there has been a lot of buzz about bees in the Greater Worcester area – and not just because it’s springtime and every hive is on overload. It’s because of Chensheng (Alex) Lu, professor at Harvard’s School of Public Health, and his study on colony collapse disorder (CCD). With the help of area beekeepers, Lu and his team discovered a strong link between CCD and the common pesticide imidacloprid, which prompted us to ask contributor Barbara Taormina to go deep and learn what this might mean for our area – and our nation’s food source.

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WOO-TOWN INDE X An itemized list of Worcester’s ups and downs this week.

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The UPCS-ification of Claremont Academy ON THE UPSIDE: Hartford Courant editorial (written by a Boston urban planner) highlights Worcester’s remolding as an education, biomedical and transportation hub (and even mentions Table Talk Pies) as a model for the development of Connecticut’s “struggling postindustrial cities.” Take note Boston media – it’s not all stabbings and three-decker fires. Forbes ranks Worcester as one of the 10 best metros to raise a family, based on cost of living, housing affordability, commuting time, crime and education. “Industrial downtown lifted by nearby neighborhoods like Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Boxborough. Easy access to Boston and Hartford, and the College of the Holy Cross overlooking the city from the hill.” Translation: Worcester’s great if you’re trying to leave it for eight hours a day. A little back-handed, if you ask us. City Manager’s “Clean Team” spends 2.5 hours removing litter, fridges and other dumpings from Vernon Hill and Union Hill, hauling away about 10 tons of trash. Local photographer and Clark senior lecturer Stephen DiRado wins a Guggenheim fellowship in order to pursue his craft. “This is huge; I can put all my worries in making the work. That is stressful enough,” he told Worcester Mag. ON THE DOWNSIDE: The Worcester Sharks miss out on the playoff swhile parent NHL team San Jose rolls into the postseason. Watching from afar isn’t quite the same as watching from the DCU Center. U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge rules that Direct Air should be liquidated, ending any chance of a comeback for the charter flight service out of Worcester Regional Airport. The writing was on the wall long ago, but hopefully this means patrons can finally get their refunds for unused tickets. Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme shuts down his Twitter account after apparently violating the city’s social media policy. Even if you disagreed with him, we should be encouraging city officials to voice their opinions publicly. Male and female suffer wounds when shot near a car on Orne Street as a seven month old sat in the front seat; a police officer on a motorcycle is involved in an accident with a minivan; and a six year old is struck by a motor vehicle on Bancroft Street by an SUV (WPD reports she is in stable condition).

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The Worcester Public Schools wants a tale of two buildings to converge Jeremy Shulkin

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here are two schools within a mile of each other in Main South. One, the University Park Campus School, has earned national attention as one of the best high schools in the country since it opened in 1997, and its principal, Ricci Hall, was praised by President Barack Obama during his efforts to revamp the federal No Child Left Behind law. Last year the school boasted a graduation rate of 95.2 percent and its 10th grade class outperformed state averages in all but one category on the English, Math and Science MCAS exam. Over at Claremont Academy, a different narrative has been written. In its 20 years, it’s gone through name changes (from Woodland to the Accelerated Learning Laboratory to Claremont Academy) and administrative shake ups with little accolades to show for it. Between 2007 and 2011, its graduation rate fluctuated between 75 percent and 87.2 percent. Last year, its grade 10 MCAS scores significantly lagged behind state averages and fell below citywide averages as well. So when Principal Paula Gibb-Severin announced she would retire from principal duties after this year, Worcester Public Schools Superintendent Melinda Boone says she saw an opportunity to redesign the building. She announced last Monday that Hall would be brought in to lead the school for the 2012/2013 year and that all teachers would have to rebid for their jobs at Claremont (their jobs as teachers within the district would remain). In her letter to the school, Boone called this a “restart plan.” In an interview last week, Boone says the vision is of a “high-performing school,” noting that “certain structures create success within Worcester.” It’s hard to imagine UPCS wasn’t on her mind – it certainly was for Claremont students who joined in picketing in front of the school administration building on Irving Street last Thursday and Friday afternoons. “I think that our school is very different from other schools,” offered McKenzie Gratton, a junior. “You can’t compare.” Shelly Lam, a Claremont sophomore, even referred to plans for the school’s future as “UPCS 2,” though not exactly as a positive. Others aren’t exactly shying away from the comparison. School-committee member John Monfredo, who supported

Boone’s administrative move along with Donna Colorio, Jack Foley, Tracy O’Connell Novick and Mayor (and school committee chair) Joe Petty, smiled when told of the “UPCS 2” remark, saying he filed a proposal two years ago asking, “Is there a way of replicating UPCS?” adding, “I had my eye on one school.” After all, to those who want what’s being referred to as a “culture change” at Claremont, there’s some wonder why UPCS has been able to distinguis itself on both state and national levels while Claremont hasn’t had the same academic successes. But Claremont has its share of differences from UPCS. UPCS enrolls students whose parents are engaged enough to place their children in the lottery that determines the school’s future students. (It’s no secret that students perform better when their parents are actively involved in their education.) Incoming seventh-graders also go through a mandatory summer-school session to close some of the academic gaps they might have, though according to O’Connell there’s no rule barring any other public school in the city from doing this. UPCS also has a unique special ed program that’s inclusion-based, but doesn’t have life skills classes or students who aren’t mainstreamed into regular classes. UPCS also had the luxury of starting from scratch 15 years ago, a sentiment the district is trying to manufacture by having each teacher reapply for their job at Claremont. “It’s not going to be easy; new philosophy, new culture for the building,” Monfredo says, while adding that “research shows the remaking of a school, starting from scratch is new teachers.” Though Monfredo would also agree with school-committee member Brian O’Connell’s sentiments, who opposes the action being taken: it’s difficult to

replicate one school’s model at another. “It’s going to be difficult because Claremont is not situated to be a UPCS from day one,” O’Connell says. “If we’re establishing a UPCS 2 in a new school, that [would be] fine.” Thomas Del Prete, chair and director of the Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban

Education at Clark University, which partners with UPCS, says the district and its partners would like to see UPCS’ culture “inform” Claremont’s future, “not duplicat[e] it.” Like a few Claremont teachers disturbed by the comparisons, Del Prete notes Claremont has a different special education program and more English Language Learners than UPCS. Still, “in terms of your focus and effort on behalf of each kid individually and practice and pedagogy, there’s a lot from UPCS that can be helpful.” This could also lead to a stronger partnership between Clark and Claremont, one where the University offers more support via professional development classes and student teaching. Of course, the optimism isn’t quite shared by the teachers wondering if their days at the school are numbered. Joann Foley, the school’s Avid program coordinator and science department head calls this a “hidden agenda,” and riles at charges the school’s culture needs changing. continued on page 6


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t wouldn’t have taken a lawyer to tell you that when the city council passed an ordinance in May 2011 banning the advertising of tobacco products visible from public ways, Big Tobacco would come out in force to strike it down. (Big Tobacco actually didn’t wait until it was passed. A lobbyist appeared and spoke at that week’s city council meeting.) The next month, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, the National Association of Tobacco Outlets, Lorillard Tobacco Company and Philip Morris USA filed their lawsuit. After nine months, on March 31, U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock struck down the ordinance (while upholding the blunt wrap sale ban), writing that the ban restricts commercial free speech protected under the first amendment.

“We tried to make the point it’s not a total ban,” says City Solicitor David Moore, the man tasked with defending the ordinance. Moore says there is legal precedence when courts have restricted commercial free speech if a “compelling interest,” like health and safety, are affected. There’s already limits placed on tobacco advertisements – they no longer appear on television, radio or on billboards, and you won’t find them at sporting events or in schools. To Moore, extending this to visible from a public way may have gone “a little further in distance” but it was a plausible argument. In defending the ordinance, the city highlighted a 2009 recent federal law and a 1980s Supreme Court case that allowed for the strict regulation of tobacco advertisements. The Tobacco Control Act, passed by

congress in 2009, in Moore’s words, “revamped federal legislative controls over tobacco,” giving the Food and Drug Administration regulatory control over tobacco and nicotine. More importantly to the City of Worcester, it removed a portion of law that said states and municipalities couldn’t legislate the health of adults. The city’s defense of it’s ordinance criticizes Big Tobacco’s claim that this is a violation of free speech: “[The Plaintiffs] attempt to restate the interests addressed by the Ordinance as simply a paternalistic government wish to prevent ‘bad’ decisions…the city has legal authority to enact measures designed to promote the health and safety of all of those within its jurisdiction.” And health and safety was a large part of the case. According to the City, 23.7 percent of adults in the city smoke, and continued on page 6

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“That’s a defamation of my character,� she bristled. “I can understand schools trying different things, but give them a chance to prepare,� says Tom Davis, a board member of the teachers’ bargaining unit the Education Association of Worcester (EAW) and a Latin teacher at Burncoat High School. “If this can be done at Claremont, it can be done anywhere.� The EAW has filed an unfair labor practice suit against the district, though Boone and her administration maintain

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that the contract allows for such a widescale reapplication process. If the administration’s move is upheld, then yes, it theoretically could be done anywhere, though it’s tough to imagine the district would want to constantly shuffle around teaching staff, especially when this is an “unprecedented action� in Worcester, according to O’Connell. “[Claremont] is carrying a lot from the past,� Del Prete offers, reiterating that no one’s losing their teaching job. “It’s a question of if you want to be part of this new start here.�

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the death rate of Worcester residents from tobacco equates to 250 individuals annually, or five people per week. Cutting Worcester’s population of 12,000 teen smoking in half would lead to a municipal health-care cost cutting of almost $45 million (though the suit doesn’t say over how many years). “We put a lot of emphasis [to prove that] there is a substantial, compelling interest on restricting advertisements,� Moore says of the statistics. The city also tried to use the 1980’s case Central Hudson Gas & Elec. Corp v. Public Service Commission of New York as a model of when government can chip away at commercial free speech. That case allows for a four-pronged test to see if restrictions hold weight. Judge Woodlock, who admitted that

commercial speech is “afforded a lesser protection than other types of expression,� said from the outset that even with Worcester’s doomsday stats on smoking, the city couldn’t prove substantial interest in restricting advertising. That, essentially, derailed the rest of the city’s argument. But according to Moore, when the city’s summary is compared to the judge’s decision, they “look like two different cases.� Now, the city needs to decide whether to appeal. Moore says there’s no official decision yet, though it’s not out of the question. As the city has to pay Big Tobacco’s legal fees (while no official number was available, one guess is it could cost around $150,000) for losing, however, the financial interests may outweigh the legislative.

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BALLOT STUFFING: With a little less than two weeks until signatures are due, the 14th and 15th District state representative races may have two more names on the ballot. In the 14th, running against incumbent Jim O’Day, local Republican figure Bill McCarthy, a former candidate for city council and Worcester County Sheriff, has made tax hikes a campaign issue, railing against any talk about increasing the gas tax and pointing out that O’Day last year proposed raising the income tax rate from 5.3 percent to 5.95 percent in order to stave off budget cuts to state services. In the 15th, another multi-time candidate, Frank Beshai, has taken out papers to run as a Democrat in the 15th District, which would put him in the looming primary between Dianna Biancheria, Mary Keefe and Kate Toomey (assuming they all turn in the signatures required too). Beshai ran as a Republican for sheriff in 2010, though after dropping out he endorsed Democrat Scot Bove. In 2000, Beshai ran for the 15th seat against former incumbent Vincent Pedone as a Republican…In the 16th District, Democrat Kenneth Anderson has taken out papers, which would pair him up in a primary against John Fresolo, who announced a few weeks ago that he was no longer considering a challenge to State Senator Michael Moore this year.

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WORCESTER TEA PARTY: THE CHOICE AMONG LIBERTARIAN PRES. CANDIDATES: In the growing divide among state Tea Party groups, the Worcester area won a battle last weekend after its Tea Party rally on Lincoln Square attracted former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. But first, some background: in a posting on website MassResistance, the anti-gay group wrote, “In an outrageous move, a small group of fiscal-conservative Tea Party leaders has begun a vicious campaign to subvert Sunday’s Patriots Day Tea Party on the Boston Common,” because, they said, their invitation of speakers with “pro-family stands.” The site continued, “They claim that all Tea Party events must be only about fiscal issues…They have even set up an opposing “Tax Day Tea Party” event at the same time that day in Worcester.” In the case of Johnson, it worked. The candidate addressed the Lincoln Square gathering instead of Boston’s, with his campaign telling Worcester Mag, “The governor was scheduled to speak at the Boston Commons Tea Party event, but cancelled, not believing it appropriate to participate— given his support, in particular, of marriage equality and gay rights.” Johnson stayed in the area afterward for a “meet and greet.”

PRESS RELIEF: The Worcester

Education Collaborative initiated a press conference outside of the Claremont on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. in support of the school administration’s move to have all teachers reapply for their jobs. What was surprising, though, was how hastily it was put together. Notice went out just hours beforehand; few public officials attended. Of the five school committee members who supported the move (including Mayor Joe Petty) only Jack Foley and John Monfredo showed up. Brian O’Connell, one of the two school committee members to oppose it, was also there. Superintendent Melinda Boone was in Chicago last week for a conference.

MARATHON MEN: Marathon organizer Dean Reinke was in Worcester last week meeting with the city to talk about this year’s Worcester Marathon – and just as importantly, to pay back fees in arrears for the 2011 race. Because of the late payment, a city official said Reinke is being asked to prepay for the costs of the June event, giving him until May 18 to do so. In a voicemail left for Worcester Mag, Reinke said his group has “kicked ass for two years” and “hit a home run” with their races in Worcester, and picked up a number of sponsors in the past (including this paper). “I don’t want to get into any negativity,” he added. The city has hailed the previous two races as successful and even Reinke’s local critics in the running community give him props for proving that there’s a market for halfmarathons and marathons in Worcester… Tuesday’s arrest of Ricky Bethune has a tie-in with running, as Bethune chose to break into an Acton Street home visible from where Police Chief Gary Gemme and Deputy Chief Steven Sargent were having coffee (they were later joined by Al Gemme). Bethume broke into the house setting off the alarm, which was audible from where the cops were sitting. Bethume ran off with Officer Gemme and Sargent – a marathoner himself – in pursuit, and was later found hiding behind Worcester East Middle School, where he was arrested by dispatched officers. Want more Worcesteria? Check worcestermag.com/blogs/dailyworcesteria and follow @JeremyShulkin on Twitter. Got a tip? Send it to jshulkin@worcestermag.com.

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Do you think teachers should have to reapply for their jobs every year? ASKED AT THE WORCESTER COMMONS AREA

Good question. I really don’t know.

Nancy Moscato ASHLAND 

My answer would be no. They could reapply every 5-7 years, but every year doesn’t seem necessary.

Robyn Doughty WORCESTER

Well no, they go to college, study hard to get where they are, why should they have to keep reapplying? 

Terry [name withheld] WORCESTER

No, they’re already working, so I don’t understand why they’d have to reapply.

Juan Alicea GREENFIELD

Yes, I think so, so they can certify themselves and know that they still want to do everything.

Edwin Figueroa WORCESTER

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ime, boys and girls, for Ms. Harvey’s vocabulary word of the day– pencils ready?

Today’s word is: Scapegoat – noun – definition: one that bears the blame for others. See Claremont Academy; teachers. Now for better understanding, you might create what educators call a “Frayer” model – a graphic that includes the definition of the word, a meaningful sentence including the word, an illustration, and a synonym. Need help? Here’s an example for you to model: “The teachers at Claremont Academy are scapegoats, taking the blame for much of society’s ills.” Now for your illustration, you might draw a picture – or snap one with your cell phone – showing protesters outside 20 Irving St. holding signs that read: “WHERE IS DR. BOONE?” and “IF YOU DARE TO TEACH KIDS AT RISK, YOUR LIVELIHOOD IS AT RISK.” Your synonym might be “patsy” or “target.” Or, for extra points, “sacrificial lamb.” I’ll let you decide. The lesson being taught to educators by the Worcester Public Schools’ administration and our school committee is this: work hard, dedicate yourself to the betterment of others, and your reward will be a kick to the curb. That kick will come in the dead of night, in a stealthy, underhanded manner that circumvents all ethical and legal obligations. Five school committee members voted to “retool” the job descriptions of the entire Claremont faculty, so that they may no longer fit the bill when they reapply, and very likely replace them with a younger, greener staff at much lower pay. It’s dirty pool, pure and simple; and it’s going to reverberate in the voting booth. Standing alone against a tide of naiveté and nonsense last week were committee members Brian O’Connell and Dianna Biancheria, who is currently running for State Representative. Teachers might want to remember that. No one who has paid any attention at all to the machinations at 20 Irving St. should be surprised. These tactics are at the core of the Broad Foundation, the good folks who brought us our current superintendent, class of 2004. The Powers That Be hired Broad to conduct a “nationwide” search for then-superintendent Jim Caradonio’s replacement. Apparently the nation is very narrow

– they looked no further than their own yearbook. The Broad folks (rhymes with “road”) have been churning out school supers from their “Superintendent’s Academy” for several years now. In recent years, they’ve raised more than a few eyebrows when some of their stellar grads were booted from districts that were less than thrilled with the damage done to their school systems. That’s what happens when CEOs take the helm. The WPS system is not Wal-Mart – and that’s the problem. The Broad Superintendent Academy’s come-on? “WANTED: The Nation’s Most Talented Executives to Run Urban Public Education Systems.” Executives; not educators. In her defense, at least our superintendent has experience as an educator, though it’s not a requirement of the Broad program. Dr. Boone is only doing what she was trained to do by the Academy, and Worcester hired her knowing her background. However, according to the Broad website, in 10 months any executive can graduate and run a school system. Ten months. The website parentsacrossamerica.org has a handy little guide for the curious. It’s called “How to Tell If Your School District is Infected By the Broad Virus.” I recommend giving it a look-see – it’s a real eyeopener. The Broad mindset throws the baby out with the bathwater. It looks at stats – not people – and makes changes accordingly. The Broad mindset doesn’t take into account the problems that come with family dysfunction, poverty, or its ugly stepsister, mobility. It doesn’t factor in the bond forged between teacher and child, or the impact such a creepy tactic has on the morale of teachers in every school, nor does it begin to address the bloodbath that will result from a bidding war this spring. Can you say, “divide and conquer”? The Broad folks aren’t dumb – they know their reputation has been tarnished of late, so they’ve begun to cloak themselves in “puppet” groups such as Stand for Children, a particularly insidious little off-shoot. There’s a scene in the “Wizard of Oz” when the faux wizard is revealed as a phonybaloney by Toto. “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” he shouts desperately, words that could double as Stand For Children’s motto. The ripple effect caused by this debacle has left teachers terrified. “Are we next?” is the question being asked in the teachers’ lounge of every Worcester school. And the honest answer? “Why not?”

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A colony’s collapse LOCAL BEEKEEPERS HELP FIND A LINK BETWEEN HONEY BEE DEATHS AND MAJOR PESTICIDE Barbara Taormina

During the break at the Worcester County Beekeepers Association’s Bee School, a seven-week course on beekeeping held in an amphitheater deep inside the maze that is UMass Medical School, Richard Callahan munches on a chocolate-chip cookie and talks bees.

As a retired entomologist, Callahan has a scientist’s affection for facts. He doesn’t speculate much, he just tells you politely what he’s observed, and what he’s learned. Callahan doesn’t look like a guy who is warming up to drop kick one of the world’s largest chemical corporations, but it could happen. Callahan and fellow Worcester County beekeeper Ken Warchol have been working with Chensheng (Alex) Lu, professor of environmental exposure biology at Harvard’s School of Public Health, on a study on colony collapse disorder, or CCD, the name used to describe the ongoing worldwide die off of honey bees. Since 2006, North American beekeepers have been losing huge numbers of bee hives to CCD. Estimates of those losses

range from 30 to 90 percent of hives. In cases of CCD, bees don’t roll over and die. Worker bees abandon their hives, leaving the queen and brood unprotected and uncared for as they fly out to their deaths. CCD represents a stunning break in the behavioral pattern of an insect of which every other nanosecond of life is genetically programmed with aweinspiring precision. And it’s been deeply troubling for beekeepers and others who respect and revere this insect. But CCD is really everyone’s worry, even people who aren’t fascinated by bees and those who choose processed sugar over honey every time. As Lu mentioned to the Worcester Beekeepers last February when he presented the results of the study to the group, honey bees are responsible for the pollination of more than 100 different food crops. Fewer and fewer bees means thinner and thinner yields of all sorts of fruits, vegetables, nuts and livestock feed. “Around here, you’re talking about apples, blueberries and cranberries,” says Norman Mercier, president of the Worcester Beekeepers Association. “Some commercial farmers have gone out of business because of CCD.” People have different ideas on

what’s causing the collapse of honey bee hives. Some research has targeted mites, other studies have blamed fungus, and some suspect malnutrition, weakened immune systems and other types of stress. But Lu, Callahan and Warchol are part of a growing group of researchers who have linked CCD to imidacloprid, one of the most commonly used pesticides in commercial agriculture, back-yard gardens, lawns and landscaping. And while they weren’t surprised to find a convincing link between CCD and imidacloprid, what did catch them a little off guard was the way it worked. “We used such a small amount,” explains Callahan. “It was a half milligram over a nine-week period. Lu, Callahan and Warchol set up five hives in four different locations, including Warchol’s home in Northbridge. From July to September, four of the hives in each group were treated with

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Worcester County beekeeper Ken Warchol (left) and retired entomologist Richard Callahan (right) examine Harvard University’s hives.

different amounts of the pesticide, while the fifth was not. The idea was to give the bees the amounts of pesticide they would naturally pick up from the surrounding environment as they collect nectar from different plants. The study also suggests that bees ingest imidacloprid through the high-fructose corn syrup that beekeepers often use to feed their hives. According to Lu, the corn which is treated with the pesticide retains some of the chemical’s residue even as it is processed into corn syrup. “We kept thinking we would see some toxicity, but nothing happened,” reports Callahan. In his presentation to the Worcester beekeepers, Lu admitted that by early December he thought the study was a bust and that they had failed to show a link between CCD and imidacloprid. But then, around Christmastime, the research team lost three hives. Then three more were abandoned. “It was so strange to find the hives so quiet and still,” recalls Callahan. Ultimately, 15 of the 16 hives treated with the pesticide, or 94 percent, died while only one of the four untreated or control hives was abandoned. And both Lu and Callahan say that the hives in the study were like hives that have been hot with CCD. Food and pollen was left behind with younger bees and the queen. When hives are affected by pathogens or other toxic or risky conditions, nothing survives. “The result is very convincing,” Lu told the Worcester beekeepers. “It’s really obvious that it is really just the pesticide that is killing the bees.” But even if they had set up a hundred hives and recorded the same results, it may still be difficult to save the bees. “We are fighting against a giant pesticide manufacturer with billions of dollars on the line,” says Lu.

PICK YOUR POISON The study of Worcester County bees is slated to be published in the June issue of the Bulletin of Insectology. However,

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earlier this month the Harvard School of Public Health issued a press release announcing the results.

And the giant pesticide manufacturer, Bayer CropScience, didn’t waste any time with its response. Bayer called the study “seriously flawed� and “factually inaccurate.� Among the company’s complaints are the amounts of pesticide that Lu, Callahan and Warchol used to treat the hives, amounts Bayer CropScience argues are much higher than what bees would encounter in nature. According to Lu, however, the study involved amounts below those normally found in the environment. The company’s quick reaction is surprising considering this is the fourth study this year to link this type of pesticide to CCD. Imidacloprid is part of a family of pesticides called neonicotinoids. Chemically similar to nicotine, neonicotinoids ravage the central nervous systems of insects causing paralysis and death. Neonicotinoids are systemic. They are absorbed by the entire plant and the residue of the chemical lingers. But

neonicotinoids are considered far less toxic to mammals than earlier types of pesticides. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rates neonicotinoids as class II or class III for toxicity, which means products that contain these chemicals do not have to be packaged with decorative skulls and crossbones. Instead manufacturers of chemicals that fall into class II and class III only have to inform consumers that their products are moderately toxic. They may be harmful or fatal if swallowed, but then again they may not be. Neonicotinoids have not raised any major or direct concerns for human health, and Callahan stressed that point at a recent Bee School class. “Our data isn’t alarming as far as humans are concerned,� he points outs. But bees are another matter. In January, a research team at Purdue University found neonicotinoid pesticides were present in dead and dying bees in hives in Indiana. High levels of clothianidin and thiamethoxam, two neonicotinoid pesticides that are used to coat corn and soybean seeds before planting, were found in waste dust in fields. “We know that these insecticides are highly toxic to bees; we found them in each sample of dead and dying bees,� reports Christian Krupke, associate professor

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That’s Entertainment hosts National Record Store Day Taylor Nunez

Take a stroll down Park Avenue in Worcester and smack in the middle of unique eateries you will find a hidden gem filled to the brim with graphic novels, video games, art supplies, movies and the classic vinyl record. That’s Entertainment has been the place for rejoiced fandom for more than 30 years, providing Worcesterites with access to memorabilia and collectables. To no one’s surprise, That’s Entertainment STEVEN KING will host the upcoming 4th National Record Store Day taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2012.

That’s Entertainment, a participant to two of the previous celebrations, has seen an increase in music lovers’ buying vinyl records, a trend that may seem archaic in light of the past 20 years where vinyl has become virtually obsolete in a world where CDs fill record-store shelves and people can download their tunes directly onto MP3 players. The collectors seem to fit no one demographic — the young and old are both finding precious vinyl in their favorite genres and musicians. Though younger customers are enjoying this once popular musical vehicle, That’s Entertainment assistant manager Pete Beaudoin recognizes the dedication of the more mature audiences. “The older generation of our record customers never lost their love for vinyl.” Though music consumption has shifted to a convenient method of buying popular

hits on iTunes and downloading the music to an Apple product, like an iPhone or an iPod, Beaudoin sees the attraction to vinyl. “Digital downloads of singles become very detached from the original album and its overall feel. Records encourage listeners to peruse the album jacket and liner notes; to read the lyrics and to become more directly engaged in the listening experience,” explains Beaudoin. To feed this multitude, That’s Entertainment keeps a pretty impressive heap of records — approximately 5,000 LP sized records and 3,000 45 RPM records, mostly consisting of rock and pop artists, but featuring jazz, blues and country musicians as well. To please all vinyl collectors, That’s Entertainment

carries vintage records but also modern newly pressed vinyl from current and older bands. Even with a large selection of records and a resurgence of vinylconsumers in the last five or six years, Beaudoin admits, “Records are one of the many departments that adds to the whole that is the pop-culture emporium known as That’s Entertainment.” Chris Harrigan, an Assumption alumni who is familiar with That’s Entertainment’s selection of vinyl, began his fascination with records just a few

really connect with their music, and I years ago when finding a stack of Clancy think records are a great way to do this,” Brothers and Irish folk records in his explains Beaudoin. National Record Store grandmother’s home. After purchasing a Day is not a bash to miss; so music lovers, record player to hear the music, he began don’t miss out – check investing in his own collection. out the fun on “The first record I bought was “The Sea FACTS and The Rhythm” by Iron & Wine, and ABOUT VINYL: my vinyls tend to be in that vein – slower • Gramophone records are an tempo, mostly acoustic, with a particular analog storage medium for sound, with mood. That and any old Clancy Brothers a spiral groove that contains slight variations. records I can get my hands on,” he notes. • A needle, called a stylus, reads these variations For Harrigan, he finds that records when the record is spun at a consistent speed, which interest more and more music lovers produces vibrations that are amplified into sound. as there is a broad range of music •In the 19th century, early records were pressed using tinfoil, yet to be made available on wax, and hard rubbers, but in 1931, the Radio Corporation of the ever popular iTunes and America (RCA) pressed the first records using vinyl. Amazon. “My father has a • Vinyl became a popular material for recording records in the large selection of cassette 1940s after earlier materials were expensive and too brittle. The U.S. tapes of Irish music government shipped vinyl records to GIs stationed overseas to boost that never made the morale, which helped spur the industry.   transition to CD or • Though “polyvinyl chloride” (PVC) was a cherished material during World MP3, so the only War II, producing vinyl records for American prisoners of war was considered way I can listen to an important use of the material for the war effort. them is cassette • “78s,” popularized in the 1940s and 1950s are 10 inches in diameter or vinyl; some of and spun at 78.26 RPM.  Despite the large size, early 78s were only capable my grandfather’s of holding just more than three minutes of audio playback. albums never • The 78 was replaced by the “Long Play” format, also known as LPs, which even made it to ran at 33 — RPM and RCA introduced the popular “45” which ran at — you cassette.” guessed it — 45 RPMs. While smaller in diameter, these new record Though he formats contained far more grooves that were much narrower, and can’t quite became known as microgrooves. pinpoint how • In 1988, the record was finally surpassed by the Compact Disc in vinyl enhances popularity and sales dropped dramatically from 1988 to 1991. listening • By the late 2000s, vinyl sales were back on the rise as Rolling Stone reported experience, sales increases of 85 percent between 2006 and 2007 and close Harrigan finds to 90 percent from 2008 to 2009. the magic of • The most valuable single record ever sold is an autographed copy of John it: “For me, the Lennon & Yoko Ono’s “Double Fantasy,” signed by Lennon just five hours spinning of the before his assassination.  The record is valued at more than $500,000. record and the • While the vinyl record peaked in sales at $8.1 billion in 1978, crackle of the it wouldn’t be over 30 years that more than 1 million records needle just adds a would be sold again in a single year (2009, 1.8m). layer of warmth to • Record Collector magazine considers a mint copy of the Sex Pistols the songs that my 1977 album “God Save the Queen” as the most valuable collectable digital albums don’t record, at more than $12,500/each, with The Beatles “Please have.” Please Me” (1963) being valued at about To celebrate vinyl at the $5,500 for a mint special edition copy. National Record Store Day event, • With vinyl sales on the rise, the best-selling vinyl That’s Entertainment will be offering record in 2011 was a classic – The Beatles “Abbey a grand selection of limited-release Road,” first released in 1969.  Fleet Foxes, Bon records. Some of the albums available Iver, Mumford & Sons, and Radiohead for the celebration are Gorillaz, Phish, filled out the rest Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie. To of the top five. add to the excitement, there will be live performances at That’s Entertainment by April 21 from 10 James Keyes, Cara Brindisi, Eye Witness a.m. to 8 p.m. at That’s Entertainment and Lunch. That’s Entertainment actually located on 244 Park Avenue. For more discovered Brindisi on YouTube after watching a video of a performance by her. information, check out thatse.com. Overall, the day itself will be all about the music. “I want people to be able to APRIL 19, 2012 • WORCESTERMAG.COM

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The ukulele, the guitar’s quirky hipster cousin, is suddenly the next big thing. The tiny string instrument has been riding high on a wave of renewed popularity for the past few years thanks to a number of factors, ranging from YouTube tutorials to popular music to advertising. There’s no better time than now for the world to take a closer look at this (little) big phenomenon; Worcester native and filmmaker Nina Koocher does just that in her new film, “Under the Boardwalk: a Ukulele Love Story.”

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magic for a while now. After completing a documentary about her parent-in-laws’ return to Poland as Holocaust survivors in 2005, Koocher was ready to move on to something light. A friend invited her to a meeting of the Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz and everything fell into place from there. “Bill Tapia [a famous ukulele player] was performing that night and that sealed

people, because they were popular in the 1920s, there was a uke sitting in the closet or in the attic somewhere. Once they started to come back again, it was easy for people to get into.” A former education professional, sociology scholar and theater enthusiast, Koocher has been taking her love of teaching and learning and turning it into movie

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the deal for me,” Koocher recalls. “I just looked around and there were all kinds of people, really young, really old, all together because of the music. It was amazing.” Koocher had stumbled upon the perfect feel-good subject. At the heart of “Under the Boardwalk” is the story of how the humble ukulele continues to come and go from the American consciousness, and how at the heart of its ups and downs is the unique sense of community and love that springs up around it. “There are a few love stories in the film,” Koocher shares. “There’s the love of the uke, but there’s also the whole community created around that instrument. Like [uke player] Andy Andrews says, ‘The ukulele is a portal to people of good cheer.’” “I hope the audience will come away realizing the strength that community brings to our lives,” Koocher adds. “Music brings out the best of us.” continued on next page

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When Koocher decided that she’d like to bring “Under the Boardwalk� to her hometown, she wisely consulted with resident ukulele talent/evangelist Rich “Amazing Dick� Leufstedt. She and Leufstedt scouted locations together, eventually settling on Beatnik’s, the same venue where Leufstedt hosts his “Ukulele Thursdays.� “I feel this event would work anywhere, any place, because of the uke-niqueness of the instrument,� Leufstedt quips in an e-mail. “Over the past five years that I’ve been promoting the uke in the Woo, the response has been awesome! I’m humbled that a small, four-stringed instrument can appeal to the Seven Hills and beyond. People can relate to the nostalgia and sweetness of the sound and that creates smiles.� Koocher premiered the film to a soldout audience of 550 nearly one year ago in Santa Cruz, but she’s curious to see if “uke is a universal language or not� when she shows it in Massachusetts (the movie will also be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on April 21). Considering Leufstedt’s constant presence in the local music scene, it’s hard to imagine another town as well-primed to get into this charming documentary as Worcester. Before and after the showing, you can also catch live musical performances from acts like Ukulele Thursday regulars Uke2Uke and Zach Silk on banjo ukulele. Leufstedt, the MC, also “anticipate[s] some other surprises that night.� Awesome food and wine will be available, and Koocher will be doing a Q&A to round off the evening. Of course, if there’s a uke sitting in your closet, dust it off and bring it along. “Under the Boardwalk: A Ukulele Love Story� premieres in Worcester at Beatnik’s on April 26. Show opens at 6 p.m., screening at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Beatnik’s, 433 Park St., Worcester. For more info, find the event on Facebook.

The Evil Streaks Joshua Lyford

The Evil Streaks hail from central Massachusetts and offer an interesting twist on some pretty classical direction. Their influences are as eclectic as The Sonics, The Go Go’s, The Cramps, 5.6.7.8’s, The Undertones, Blondie and Joan Jett; and the Evil Streaks wear those influences on their sleeve in the best possible way, effortlessly blending callous punk rock with some sugary pop and dark, almost surfy, grooves. They keep you bobbing your head waiting for the inevitably catchy chorus to come through and blow your mind. The band is made up of John Kozik on guitar and vocals, The Rev on bass and vocals, Too Fast Jim on drums and Myra Graverobber on guitar and vocals. The band’s hesitancy to reveal their full names could be indicative of the occasionally spooky tunes that they create. The Evil Streaks music and lyrics go hand in hand perfectly. The fuzzy guitar tones compliment Myra’s horror, revenge and camp lyrics, creating genuinely fun and enjoyable tunes. “My heart gets broken. I decide that I still love them so much that I want to cut parts of them off and keep them with me forever,â€? says Myra. “That’s funny‌ right?â€? The Evil Streaks were formed in the winter of 2009 from the ashes of several other ventures. “John Kozik has been a friend of mine for many years,â€? says Myra. “We both wanted to start a high-

four song EP called, “Go Go to Hell.� They released it digitally on iTunes and Amazon as well as a 7-inch vinyl. They are currently recording a full-length album that should be released late this spring or early this summer. The Evil Streaks have played all over New England in addition to

energy garage punk band. When our other projects fizzled, we decided to make that dream come true.� They asked drummer Sloth and bassist The Rev of Gein and the Graverobbers and Mongrel to join the fledgling band and sure enough The Evil Streaks got moving. Down the road Sloth would amicably leave the band to focus on other priorities and Too Fast Jim stepped up and took the helm. “As a kid, my poor parents would have to listen to me sing along to the radio at the top of my lungs,� recalls Myra. “I just always loved to force everyone to listen to me.� Thankfully so, as this early musical spark continued to burn as the young singer grew older. “In high school I took guitar lessons and started to write songs on my acoustic.� From here Myra would garner the confidence to front her first band, covering punk stalwarts such as The Descendents, Gorilla Biscuits, Black Flag and The Misfits as well as playing a few originals “I have great memories of [playing shows],� recalls Myra. “We played a few high school functions but we mostly just had friends come over and watch; we weren’t even old enough to play clubs yet.� Myra stayed interested in music through college and even had her own radio show. Her interest in getting back to her live-music roots proved to be too much and she went on to join Gein and the Graverobbers and then later formed Ghouls Night Out. The Evil Streaks currently have a

getting out on the road and playing around the United States. They have played in the South and the Midwest and recently did a tour with American horror-rock band Calabrese. They are also planning a tour in August that will bring them all up and down the East coast and Midwest. You can find The Evil Streaks on Facebook where you can stream a few of their songs, or head to iTunes or Amazon. com to grab a copy of “Go Go to Hell.� You can also catch them live at Ralph’s Diner on Saturday, April 21, at The Deadly Ladies of Northeast Trash show with Screamin’ Rebel Angels and The Skeleton Beats.

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Judith Jaeger with Rita Sawyer

How long have you been writing? And have you always wanted to be a writer? To be honest, I’m not really sure where my interest in writing springs from. I remember writing from an early age, though. In elementary school, we had a teacher who ran an afterschool program called “Writing Bugs” and a bunch of us would stay after and write stories. By the time I reached high school, I had the idea in my head that I wanted to be a writer, so I started taking as many writing classes as I could. That’s when I decided if I wanted to write, I also had to read. In college, I majored in English and pretty much concentrated in 19th-century literature and creative writing.

What genre do you write? And why? I mainly write contemporary fiction. In my writing process, I believe that the story idea, the genre, the form, all arrive together as one package. My novel, “The Secret Thief,” came to me as a novel set in contemporary time. I let the ideas form and then follow them where they lead. I think most ideas come as contemporary stories because that’s where my imagination lives. That’s not to say that I will never wander into other genres. I have toyed with the idea of historical fiction. Do you include any local places in your stories? Definitely! “The Secret Thief” takes place in a very small town in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I based that town on Bethlehem, N.H., where my in-laws live and I have spent a lot of time. People who know that area and read “The Secret Thief” recognize it right away, which is fun. My second novel, “No-Kill Shelter,” which has not been published yet, takes place in the New Braintree/Brookfields area of Massachusetts, where I have lived for some time. My current novel, “Tribal Art,” which is still being written, takes place in Worcester. I’ve never lived in Worcester, but I’ve been working in the city for 15 years now.

Where is your book available? “The Secret Thief” is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com, and any bookstore can also order it for you. A lot of libraries have it as well. Can you tell us a little about what you’re working on next? I’m working “Tribal Art,” which is a novel about four men who own a tattoo

shop and end up raising a little girl. It takes place in Worcester and is the first novel that I’ve written that incorporates a lot of my own family heritage and traditions. When I started this story, I realized that I’ve never really drawn upon the full extent of my family history and traditions. So, this has been fun.

What was your journey to becoming a published author like? I earned an MFA in creative writing at Goddard College, which was a very valuable experience for me. I focused my creative work on novel writing, and “The Secret Thief” was my master’s thesis. My goal was to graduate with a manuscript that was in good enough shape to start sending out to literary agents. My plan was to try to get a literary agent first. If that failed, I would move to small presses, and if that failed, I would investigate the self-publishing arena. During my literary agent search, I was put in touch with a fellow Goddard College graduate who had become an editor for a new small press, Behler Publications. She recommended that I submit my manuscript and see what happened. I did, and they accepted it. It took about a year for me to get accepted for publication, and then another year for the book to come out. That’s a pretty short process compared to many publishers. I highly recommend the small press route—I’ve had an excellent experience with Behler. And I’ve learned a lot about publishing and book marketing. Just a few years later, and now there are so many more options for authors. It’s so difficult to break into the traditional publishing arena, and it’s interesting to see where the publishing industry is headed now. I think new authors need to do their homework and find the publishing option that’s right for them.

For those aspiring authors out there, what has been the best advice or words of encouragement you’ve received? If you want to write, then you’ve got to spend time writing. Like anything else, writing takes practice. If you’re going to write, you’ve got to read. I’ve had students in writing classes who want so desperately to write, but when I asked them what they were reading, they’d say, “Oh, I don’t read.” That makes no sense to me. If you have no appreciation for literature, why would you want to create it? And truly, the best way to learn to write is to study those who do it best. Learn more at judithjaeger.com.


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The title of this week’s Cinema 320 film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is not meant to be ironic or hyperbolic. Jiro Ono, Japan’s most treasured sushi chef, is indeed visited by images of bite-sized chunks of wasabi-glazed tuna, eel and octopus when he shuts his eyes at night. He is the owner of a nondescript restaurant in a Tokyo subway station that earned a rare three-star Michelin rating despite the fact that it has only 10 seats and the bathroom facilities are off the premises. He has been slicing and serving raw fish for 75 of his 85 years, interrupted only by service in World War II and a heart attack. How could this man dream of anything but sushi? As this fine documentary makes clear, the construction of a sushi plate under Jiro’s still-sure hands is a combination of culinary expertise, artistic expression and personal honor that devout foodies would describe as transcendent. The man is an avowed perfectionist, but got that way by being autocratic, impatient and obsessed with his work to the point where he was a virtual stranger to his two sons until they became adults and went to work for him. (Jiro didn’t have much in the way of parenting role models. He was on his own by age nine.) His older son, Yoshikazu is 50, and waits … and waits … for his father to retire, so he can take over the restaurant. He also is an excellent sushi chef, perhaps even as skilled as the old man, but it is Jiro who people come to see. The elder Ono has reached such legendary status that many of his patrons are nervous to eat in front of him — even a renowned food critic confesses his discomfort. Poor

Yoshikazu. Dad obviously won’t stop making sushi until his body gives out, and even then his ghost will haunt the place. Jiro is what he does. The film presents a man who is interesting if not particularly engaging — someone so utterly defined by his job that he’s more effusive when explaining the virtues of massaging an octopus before serving it than he is describing what appears to have been a harrowing childhood. His quest for perfectionism in the kitchen is reminiscent of director Akira Kurosawa’s drive for greatness behind the camera. Jiro’s statements about never being satisfied with his output recall the speech Kurosawa, then in his 80s, made after being awarded an honorary Oscar for his career of cinematic triumphs in which he proclaimed he still had much to learn about making movies. My lone quibble with “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is director David Gelb’s self-aware visual style, which infuses slow-motion imagery into even the most mundane sequences (dripping water is dull at any speed). There are so many hyperdramatic shots of Jiro walking the streets of Tokyo that I sometimes wondered if I was watching a movie about a sushi chef or the “Dark Knight.” Part of Jiro’s charm is that he’s as unpretentious as rice paste yet creates edible masterworks; he doesn’t need the extra garnish. “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is the latest in a number of excellent food-related docs presented by Cinema 320 (“I Like Killing Flies” and “Kings of Pastry” were two other recent winners). Sushi lovers will undoubtedly have a special fondness for this one. After watching the gorgeous shots of meal preparations, the shrimp will be visiting them in their sleep. “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 and 2:50 p.m. on Sunday in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University. The movie is part of the Cinema 320 series.

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It’s easy to see the words “chimpanzee” and “Disney” and assume this will be some sort of silly romp where an attractive young couple find themselves trying to raise a chimp in the wilds of New York City and hilarity ensues. That’s what I feared, but as it turns out, “Chimpanzee” is an excellent documentary feature, an anti-“March of the Penguins” that eschews overt displays of saccharine sweetness and instead portrays the gritty daily reality these animals live in their Ivory Coast environment. Maybe I’m just really sick of shaky cams, but it is surprising how lush and portrait-like this depiction of jungle life is. Each shot of expanse of jungle, or silky flowing waterfalls or closeup of chimp face is so gorgeously composed and such a cinematic feast for the eyes that it sometimes almost looks like you’re watching Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” shot with chimp actors. The folksy voiceover by Tim Allen is the main anthropomorphizing agent here, and along with a lively sometimes swinging soundtrack we are drawn into the lives of these creatures as the images shot over a period of three years are skillfully edited together and given an imposed context with a deceptively easy narrative flow. It helps that the expressions on these simian faces are so familiar and human looking that it becomes effortless to imagine the human attributes the story is giving them. It also helps that directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield temper humor with harsh reality, and in so doing make the actions of the subjects all the more believable and entertaining. The story follows a baby chimp named Oscar who is being raised solely by his

mother and growing up among a small tribe of chimps headed up by wizened patriarch Freddy. The group has long held the ownership of a grove of nut trees, and a number of scenes show the youngsters learning the skills necessary to crack open the nuts and eat them. Meanwhile another band of rival chimps headed up by the ominous aging Scar stalks the perimeter of their territory and plots a raid. The story keeps Scar and company’s growing hunger simmering along as an ominous subplot while our heroes spend the days looking for things to eat. If fact, that is pretty much all they do, cruise the jungle trying to find food. In a truly shocking and memorable sequence the clan goes in search of meat, and Freddie leads the way as they surround and then attack their prey: a group of adorable furry little monkeys. Their clever hunting moves pay off and they capture their dinner and start chowing down. It’s eyeopening to see these chimps fighting over raw monkey meat. You will never look at “Bedtime for Bonzo” or “Lancelot Link” the same way again. This is the harsh law of the jungle presented unflinchingly and it’s potent stuff, especially after the film has so effectively presented the animals with such likeable, human qualities up to this point. It isn’t long before the invaders come and life gets even more difficult for Oscar. Scar and his troops descend on the group during a rainstorm, killing his mother and leaving him to fend for himself. But what will become of Oscar? That’s when the film’s most human development occurs, and Freddie actually adopts the tike. It’s greatly to the credit of all involved that we find ourselves really caring about Oscar and Freddie and the others as this simple but powerful story unwinds. It isn’t often that a movie comes along that is both challenging and entertaining and that can truly be enjoyed by the whole family without parents cringing at corny humor or kids yawning. And proceeds go to help preserve these animals in their native environment, so “Chimpanzee” is a winner on all levels.


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seated in a sunny area with a perfect view of the lake, boats floating by and waves lapping the shore. As we started looking over the menu, our server took our drink orders (a white sangria carafe for Alice and Savannah, and a pitcher of Bud Light for Maude, Carol and I) and gave us a brief explanation of the menu. Buca di Beppo serves food family style — meaning all their meals serve two to three people (small), or five to six people (large). We decided to start with a large order of Mozzarella garlic bread ($11.99) and a large Chopped Antipasto Salad ($19.99). Although our drink orders came right out, it seemed like a long wait before our salad and bread were ready. The waitress seemed scarce, checking in only once to see if we had any questions while we waited for our starters. The term “large” may not do the amount of bread and salad justice. The basket of bread was full of chunks of bread with mozzarella cheese melted perfectly over the top of garlicky goodness. The salad was a huge bowl of diced pepperoni, red onions, pepperoncini peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, provolone,

feta and Gorgonzola cheeses, tossed with a lettuce blend and Buca’s signature Italian vinaigrette. The salad and bread hit the spot, but we had to try some of the entrées too. Since we all had plenty of salad and bread, we went with small orders of Chicken Carbonara ($18.99) and Quattro Al Forno ($18.99). Another longer than usual wait between courses, again without many waitress sightings, yet when the food was placed on our table, we forgot all about it. The Chicken Carbonara had plenty of tender chicken breasts, with prosciutto, peas and spaghetti in a creamy Alfredo sauce. Although I would have preferred more Alfredo sauce, we devoured the serving all the same. We debated between getting Lasagna and the Quattro Al Forno, with the Quattro winning out. The dish included four baked pastas: Cheese Manicotti, Chicken Cannelloni (pasta tubes stuffed

with chicken, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses), Ravioli al Pomodoro and Stuffed Shells. It was served on a bed of sauce and smothered in cheese. We divided everything up, so that we all could try a little of the four pastas. Personally, I would go back for the Chicken Cannelloni on its own, but all of the pastas were delicious, and the sampling was just right for everyone in our party. The sun has gone down and the night is getting a bit chilly, so Alice ordered a hot tea ($2.75) to warm her up and Carol had a cup of coffee ($2.95) while the rest of us finished our beverages from dinner. Although the service was lacking and the timing was a bit off, the quality and taste of our meal made up for it. We cashed out at $135.00 for five of us, with full, content bellies, already planning our next warm-day excursion.

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music >Thursday 19 Shane Hall, Spider Cider, Kristen Ford Band, Mike Andreoli. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. Mark Robie. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800. Open Mic Night with Ed Sheridan. 7-11 p.m. Blueplate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Irish Music Session. No cover charge, all ages and talent levels welcome. Listeners welcome, too! 7:3010 p.m. Mulligans Taverne-on-the-Green, 121 West Main St., Westborough. 508344-4932 or westboroughsession.com. open mic thursdays @ the “new” biagio’s with bill mccarthy. visit: myspace.com for info and the latest sign-up schedules! Sign-up in advance! Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Email bill mccarthy to reserve it! Email bill at: openmcc@verizon. 7:30-11:30 P.M. Biagio’s grille, 257 park ave. 508-756-7995 Or myspace.com/ openmicworld. Live Entertainment. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury St. 508-796-5915. live Jazz. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Dan Kirouac & Dorette Weld. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Texas BBQ Company, 309 Main St., Northborough. 508-393-4742. Dana Lewis Live! FREE!. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Flock of A-Holes, the ultimate 80’s tribute band with guests White Mullet & Polluted Remains. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or flockofassholes.com. Metal Thursday CLXI: Engorged,Scaphism, Coathanger Abortion[TN],Demoralizer. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Brooks Milgate! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Flash Back Thirsty Thursdays with DJ Double D. 9-11:59 p.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-7562227 or remixworcester.com. Live Band Karaoke w/ Fingercuff. no cover. 9 p.m.12:30 a.m. Angry Ham’s Garage Restaurant & Pub, 2 Beacon St., Framingham. Jay Graham Live!. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar

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>Friday 20 14th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival The Black Dahlia Murder / The Acacia Strain / Oceano (final show) / All Shall Perish / Nile / Skeletonwitch / Carnifex and more. Tickets $40 adv. $115 for a 3-day ticket. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Open House & Concert by The Joshua Tree. 5 PM hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, 7 PM - concert begins Event is free, but RSVP is required by April 18 at events.r20.constantcontact. com 5-9 p.m. Saint George Orthodox Cathedral, The Hall, 30 Anna St. 508-792-3100 or events.constantcontact.com. Dana Lewis LIVE! FREE!. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208 or myspace.com/ danalewismusic. Dan Kirouac & Dorette Weld. dankirouac.freeservers.com / kingphillip.com free. 7-11 p.m. Twohey’s Tavern at King Phillip Restaurant, 35 State Road, Athol. 978-249-6300. Double Band Night - Cindi Meehan & Mary Saunders Brizard. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658. The Invaders. BAND Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Bill McCarthy - Classic & Contemporary Acoustic & Not-So-Acoustic Rock!. FREE!. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Biagio’s Grille, 257 Park Ave. 508-756-7995. Pops Pipes with Internationally Acclaimed Carol Williams. Free & open to the public. 7:30-9 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St. 508-799-4191 or worcago.org. Last friday jazz series. $6. 8-11 P.M. Viva bene italian

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>Saturday 21 Bottlefight, Demons Alley, Pretty Little Suicide, Triggerman. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. 14th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival All That Remains / Dragonforce / Overkill / iwrestledabearonce / Protest the Hero / Periphery / Bane and more. Tickets $45 adv. $115 for a 3-day ticket. noon-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Claudio Ragazzi-Nando Michelin Duo. FREE. 3-4 p.m. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Agnes Varis Auditorium, Campus Center, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton. 508-839-7905. Sean Fullerton w/ TOM Gilmartin: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar! 7-11 p.m.

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Kung Fu Grip, With guests 99 Moon and Arails. $6. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com. Too Shy. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. The Flock. By far, the most tubulare 80’s tribute. Dance party guaranteed!!! Don’t be scared to get your 80’s clothes on and dress up with the band and staff!!! $5. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. 18+ Fridays. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. International Lounge, 27 Pleasant

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ristorante, 144 commercial st. 617-233-4751 Or viva-bene.com. Musicans of the Old Post Road Present: The Bohemians. Adults: $30; Senior/Student: $25; Children (7-17): Free. 8-10 p.m. Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St. 781466-6694 or oldpostroad.org. Ric Porter and The Sons of The Soil. $5. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-2018. Sean Ryan. 8-11:30 p.m. Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. “Taking Over Worcester Rock Show” w/ Radio Earth, Peace, Gordian Extraction, and Zombie Nurse!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Bêlit. A quintet that plays a wide variety of acoustic rock and pop covers! Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahoney’s Pub, 413 Park Ave. 508-277-1073. Dirty Deeds. If you enjoy AC/DC, you need to come check these guys out! facebook.com 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Chopstick’s Restaurant & Lounge, Commercial Road, Leominster. DPR (Danny Pease & The Regulators), Ready Set Flo!. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Friday Frenzy with blurry nights & dj soup - dj b-lo. 9 P.M.-2 A.M. Fusion, 109 water st. 508-756-2100. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. 352-895-8355.

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Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-3934405 or seanfullertonmusic.net. Dave Gordon. 8-11:30 p.m. The Columbia Tavern, 11 Merriam Ave, Leominster. 978-227-5874. David Wilcox with special guests Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli. $20. 8-10 p.m. New Moon Coffeehouse Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill. 978-365-2043. Joe Louis Walker. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978425-4311 or tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com. Mass Theatrica presents En Mis Palabras: In Concert. Free. 8-9 p.m. First Congregational Church of West Boylston, 26 Central St., West Boylston. 508-757-8515 or masstheatrica.org. The Allens!! - “100 Proof Rock”. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. The Bare Hill Band. $5. 8-11:30 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Linda Dagnello Jazz Quintet. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Live Music in the Pub: Brennan Brothers. No Cover. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or terrybmusic.com. The DEADITES Birthday party of DOOM with Tainted Quill, Black Circuit, Beaver Mc D vs Captaini Insidious,, Sean Revoltah. The Halloween show that never happened last October (due to the blizzard) is happening TONIGHT! $10. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-

363-1888 or facebook.com. “The Deadly Ladies of Northeast Trash” Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, Screamin Rebel Angels, The Evil Streaks, The Skeleton Beats. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543.

The College of the Holy Cross theater department will present an original multimedia dancedrama titled “Shackled Spirits,” directed by theater professor Lynn Kremer and Balinese artists-in-residence I Made Bandem and Ni Luh Suasthi Bandem. The show will be performed April 19-21 and April 26-28 at 8 p.m. in the Fenwick Theater (2nd floor of O’Kane Hall). “Shackled Spirits” is an ensemble production concerning the treatment of the mentally ill. The plot follows a writer whose memories of his time in a mental facility are dramatized in a series of episodes performed by the ensemble. Tickets are $7 for the Holy Cross community and $10 for the general public. Reservations for tickets can be made at Hogan Lobby tables, through the box office at 508-793-2496, or visit holycross.edu.

All Folked Up (First Show Of 2012). $5. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chooch’s Food & Spirits, 31 East Brookfield Road, North Brookfield. 508-867-2494 or facebook.com. DJ HappyDaze Playin the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, UPSTAIRS, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 or happydazedj.com. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Chopstick’s Restaurant & Lounge, Commercial Road, Leominster.

Four on the Floor. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Live Music. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Mocha Java (CD Recording). 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Neon Alley. Rock and Roll all night with Neon Alley at JJ’s!! facebook.com 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. No Alibi. BAND $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Spinsuite Saturdays - Top 40. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Too Shy. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Bill Mccarthy - Classic & Contemporary Acoustic Rock! @ Cigarmasters. FREE!. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. cigarmasters of Worcester, 1 Exchange St. Bear Hill. No Cover. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Ric Porter & the Sons of Soil. great original dancing rockabilly & more 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181. Tantrum Saturdays with DJ Tony T. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com.

>Sunday 22 Drag Shows. 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-762-9499. Live Band Karaoke With Fingercuff! Free. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 Or facebook.com. Music Meets Bells. $25. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuckerman Hall, 10

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Tuckerman St. 508-864-9875 or wcbaonline.org/programs.html. Dale LePage Recording LIVE! 5pm &7pm showtimes. 5-8 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-7534030 or dalelepage.com. Acoustic Open Mic/WARL Charity Event. Celtic/ Acoustic music and an ongoing charity event for the Worcester Animal Rescue League No Cover. 5-9 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Vincent’s presents: Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests weekly FREE. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Graham Parker and The Figgs. $25 advance; $30 day of show. 7-10 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com. Roy Zimmerman, “Live from the Starving Ear”. 7-9 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, 90 Holden St. 774314-1494 or meetup.com. Sunny Lake & Bobby Gadoury Dueling Pianos. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Reggae Fusion Sundays With Dj Nick. Hip Hop and Top 40. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100.

>Monday 23 Bancroft School Concert Band, String Ensemble and Chorus. no charge. 11:10 a.m.-noon Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle. 508-852-9007 or briarwoodretirement.com. Driftin’ Sam Politz 7pm then Big Game Karaoke 9:30pm!. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030.

>Tuesday 24 The Music Man Sing-a-Long for Ages 1-99. No cover, $5 suggested donation per family. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-270-2457. Singer Songwriter Night. Performance by darryl purpose darrylpurpose.com/ $6. 7-9 p.m. Scales Seafood & Ice Cream, 45 River St., Millbury. 5088653377 or sallyjohnsonpresents.com. Sean Fullerton: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar! 7-10:30 p.m. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, 454 Main St., Melrose. 781-620-0940 or seanfullertonmusic.net. “Totally Tuesdazed!” Tunes in the Diner every Tuesday Night!. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com no cover. 8-11 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 North Main St. 508-795-1012 or armsbyabbey.com. T.J. Peavey. A veteran, accomplished and eclectic singer, songwriter and guitarist. Pass The Hat. 8-10 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Terry Brennan. 8 p.m.-midnight Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 or terrybmusic.com. “Night of Turbo Fuck” w/ PanzerBastard, SuperChrist, Night Bitch, and Rampant Decay!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543.

>Wednesday 25 Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Girls Night Out. FREE APPS,POOL, AND GAMECARDS!!! FREE. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Matt Robert Solo Acoustic. Matt Robert (Hat on, Drinking wine, Home Skillet) performs old-timey, old, and new covers and originals that draw on blues, jazz, folk, and rock. Donations Suggested. 6-8 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-963-0588. “A Night Of Barnburning Blues” Acoustic Blues Open Mic, Every Wednesday, Hosted By Sean Fullerton. 7-10 p.m. South Side Grille & Margarita Factory, 242 West Broadway, Gardner. 508-479-2309 or seanfullertonmusic.net. Sam James. 8-11:30 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879.


Upload your listings at worcestermag.com. Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. Sean Ryan & Company. Open Jam! FREE. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Wednesday Night Open Mic 8 P.M.-Midnight belfont hotel, 11 south main st., Millbury. 508-917-8128 Or myspace.com/ openmicworld. AriBand!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Ricky Duran. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. WOO Town Wednesdays. FREE show with The Golden Hour, Kaz Elite and Dreamers. Every Wednesday, the Lucky Dog hosts some of the best local, regional and National acts on our stage for FREE! FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com.

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ArtsWorcester, T-Minus: Worcester to the Moon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 31. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Fre. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or artsworcester.org. Booklovers’ Gourmet, “Cosmic Colors” Art Exhibit by JenniFire D’Andrea, Through April 30. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3. com/book. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Senior Thesis Exhibit, Wednesday; Senior Thesis Reception, Wednesday. 92 Downing St. clarku.edu. Dark World Gallery, Golden Age of Tattooing, Through May 1. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. darkworldgallery.com. EcoTarium, Earth Week: On the Move!, Through April 20; Playing Together: Games, Through Sept. 9; Earth Day Festival, Friday; Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays, Wednesdays, through Dec. 19. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12.00 adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508929-2700 or ecotarium.org. Higgins Armory Museum, Vacation Week Fun, Through April 20; WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31; Bows to Broadswords: Robin Hood Day, Saturday. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $9 for Seniors (age 60+), $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org.

Music Worcester presents The Moscow Festival Ballet’s “Cinderella” as part of the 152nd Worcester Music Festival on Saturday, April 21. From the moment that the curtain is raised, this ballet will enchant audiences of all ages. Please note the early start time for this performance, making this a perfect event for families and dance lovers of all ages. Performed to the glorious music of Prokofiev and featuring gifted principal dancers and an extraordinary corps de ballet in beautiful costumes, lavish sets, witness the magic of this timeless tale! $41, $44, $47 and $52, depending on seating location; 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit thehanovertheatre.org.

Museum of Russian Icons, Maps: Pathways to Russia, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 26; Symposium: Mapping the Concept of Russia, Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday,

The Seven Hills Wheelmen are starting up their weekly Worcester-Holden Bicycle Ride that pedals away every Monday. Meet at 6 p.m. over at Barney’s Bicycle, 165 Chandler St., Worcester, for a 14mile bicycle ride with the Seven Hills Wheelmen. Helmets are required. For more information, call 508-831-0301 or visit sevenhillswheelmen.org. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children fre. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-5985005 or museumofrussianicons.org. Old Sturbridge Village, New lambs/Spring School Vacation Weeks: April 14-22, 2012, Through April 22. Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or osv.org. Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center, Terra 25; Art Opening Reception Featuring High School Students of the Region, Sunday. Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or qvcah.org. The Sprinkler Factory, Voices & Visions 4X4, Through April 29; Voices & Visions 4x4, Through April 28; Voices & Visions 4x4, Through April 29. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. sprinklerfactory. com. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, All About Tofu, Thursday; An Introduction to Floral Design, Thursdays, April 19 - May 17; Earth Day Crafts, Thursday; The Non-Traditional Photographer, Fridays, through June 1; African Violet Show: “Sew” in Love with Violets, Saturday - Sunday; Herbs: From Your Porch To Your Dinner Table, Saturday; Youth Gardening Program Spring 2012, Class B, Grades 3-5, Saturdays, through June 23; Composition and Critique, Sundays, through April 22; Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, through Dec. 30; Introduction to Zentangle, Sunday; Photography and Fine Art - Tower Hill, Wednesdays, through May 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors & $5 Youth, FREE to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. Westboro Gallery, “Journey”, Photographic Exhibit by Jeanine Vitale, Through July 6. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 8 West Main St., Westborough. 508-870-0110 or westborogallery. com. Worcester Art Museum, Art Since the Mid-20th Century, Through Dec. 31; Artist Talk with Carrie Moyer, Thursday; Carrie Moyer: Interstellar, Through Aug. 19; Third Thursday AFTER HOURS featuring an Artist Talk by Carrie Moyer and music by Thea Hopkins, Thursday; Wall at WAM: Charline von Heyl, Through Dec. 31; Zip Tour: Girl with Portfolio, Saturday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org. Worcester Center for Crafts, Pottery Invitational Preview Exhibition, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through April 21; Vases of Spring: Annual Show & Sale, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through July 14. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter.org. Worcester Historical Museum, In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Dec. 31; The Cakemaker’s Portrait, Through April 28; The Unsinkable Ship, Through June 30; College Days at Worcester Historical Museum, Saturdays, through April 28. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org.

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Frank’s Comedy Safari - Show every Sat night ...Call 1-800-71-laugh for reservations or buy tickets at the door $20 a ticket. 8-9:30 P.M. Viva bene italian ristorante, 144 commercial st. Call 508-799-9999 or visit frankscomedysafari@yahoo.com. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Jose Murphy’s Wisecracks is Worcester County’s newest and hottest comedy club franchise. There’s a full bar and food menu in the showroom! This location is also 18+ $15 (All Woo card holders and active duty military is 2 for 1). 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 2nd Floor, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub.com. Clark University’s” New Play Festival” - Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesday, April 11 - Saturday, April 28. Clark’s Theatre Program is an exciting generator of new works at many levels. The 2012 New Play Festival is a great demonstration of that work. In April, the University will produce works by 9 student playwrights (3 readings, 6 full productions) on consecutive nights. The production and development of these works was facilitated by Theatre Program Director Gino DiIorio and two professional dramaturgs, Erica Nagel and Jeff Zinn. Please call 508-793-7356 or email clarkarts@clarku.edu for information, reservations and complete play listings. $5 or free with college ID. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Clark University: Little Center, Michelson Theater, 950 Main St. Call 508-793-7356. The Hotel Vernon welcomes Call of the Wild from the Michigan/Kansas area to their landlocked ship room, along with local favs Bovachevo, Styk and Pillowman on Saturday, April 21, 9:30 p.m. Hotel Vernon, 16 Kelley Square, Worcester.

The Not So Late Show with Shaun Connelly and The Over-Qualified Band - Thursday, April 19. 8-10 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. Call 508-926-8877. Worcester State Theatre presents “DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE” - Thursday, April 19 - Saturday, April 21. One of America’s freshest and most highly regarded young playwrights,

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poetry >Thursday 19 One Poem And..... An Open Reading Series It is difficult To get the news from poems, Yet men die miserably every day For the lack Of what is found there ~William Carlos Williams~ Sign up will occur at the beginning of each reading and the number of poems allowed each person will be determined by the number of willing participants. This hopes to foster a creative community of writers and readers and to become exposed to writers beyond our own circles of interest. To celebrate what can be found in poems. JOIN US. Come: read, listen, learn. FREE. 3-5 p.m. Worcester State University, Sullivan Building, Room S-305, The A. Barbara Pilon Seminar Room, 486 Chandler St. 508-929-8078.

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HOUSE FOR SALE Holden Ranch 3 bedrooms, 1 & 1/2 baths, newly remodeled. $219,900. Call Ed 978-928-4797 REAL ESTATE WANTED Dorothy Pond, Millbury, MA, House or Land Wanted. Please call 508-400-0512 VACATION PROPERTY FOR RENT Cape Cod, S. Harwich Two comfortable side by side homes, both sleep 6, convenient to everything. $1,000/wk Avail July 21st, Aug 5 & on. For info Email bogsidecapecod@ yahoo.com or Call 774-364 -1604 508-829-3852


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12P1101GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B §5-304 In the matter of: Barbara A Young RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person Of: Millbury, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Robert D Young of Millbury, MA and William S Young of Millbury, MA, in the above captioned matter alleging that Arthur F Connor Jr. is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Robert D Young of Millbury, MA and William S Young of Millbury, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 05/01/2011. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 6, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/19/2012

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provision of M.G.L c255, sec.39A that on April 27, 2012 the following vehicles will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notices. 2010 Ford F350 Vin #1FTWF3BR4AEA53374; Owner Ford Motor Credit PO Box 6248, Dearburn, MI 481266 2010 Ford F250 Vin #1FTNF2B51AEA2680; Owner Ford Motor Credit PO Box 6248, Dearburn, MI 481266 To be sold at David’s Service Center, 7 Canterbury Street, Worcester, MA 01610 04/12/2012, 04/19/2012 & 04/26/2012

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT 2012 MISC. 460776 ORDER OF NOTICE To: Alicia M. Schotanus, Peter M. Schotanus and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App.§ 501 et seq.: Residential Credit Solutions, Inc. claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in 125 Central Turnpike, Sutton given by Alicia M. Schotanus, Peter M. Schotanus to CCO Mortgage Corp., dated October 6, 2006, and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 39925, Page 320 and now held by the plaintiff by assignment has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the UnitedStates of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil ReliefAct. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before May 21, 2012 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of this Court on April 9, 2012 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 201109-1322-gry 04/19/2012

Town of Sutton Planning Board & Department Town of Sutton Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Sections III.A.4.Table 1.B.2., IV.C., and VII.A. of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw – Use Regulations Table, Site Plan Review, and Special Permit, the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Matt Pearson of Citadel Airsoft, 344 Franklin Street, Worcester, MA for property owned by Sutton Motor Inn Trust of Worcester, MA. The applicant proposes to establish an outdoor airsoft playing field at 100 Worcester Providence Turnpike. The hearing will be held at the Sutton Town Hall, third floor, on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7:50 P.M. A copy of the application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Arthur Keown, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Scott Paul, Planning Board Chairman April 19th & 26th

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TOWN OF SUTTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on May 3, 2012 at 7:35pm on the petition of Peter Leovich III. The petitioner is requesting variances from III.B.3.Table II of the zoning bylaws for front and side setback relief in order to tear down and rebuild a single family dwelling. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 44 Marble Road, Sutton, MA on Assessors Map #10, Parcel #109. The property is located in the B-2 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk Filed in the Town Clerk’s Office 04/19/2012 & 04/26/2012

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TOWN OF SUTTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on May 3, 2012 at 7:40pm on the petition of Wayne and Cheryl Smith. The petitioners are requesting variances from III.B.3.Table II of the zoning bylaws for front and rear setback relief in order to add on an attached garage. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 122 Dudley Road, Sutton, MA on Assessors Map #5, Parcel #45. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk Filed in the Town Clerk’s Office 04/19/2012 & 04/26/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 Docket No. WO12C0099CA NOTICE OF PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME In the matter of : Amanda Adams Solera of Sutton, MA To all persons interested in petition described: A petition has been presented by Amanda A Solera requesting that: Amanda Adams Solera be allowed to change his/her/their name as follows: Amanda Adams Johnson IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: Worcester ON OR BEFORE TEN O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 05/02/2012 WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: April 2, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/19/2012

A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wedesday, April 25, 2012 At: 7:00 P.M. To act on a petition from: Antonio & Nancy Gurgone, 29 Croyden St., Millbury, MA For a sp. permit in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: remove existing concrete knee wall and car port and extend outline of wall by 1.5’ beyond existing wall , and construct an addition 14’x39’ at 29 Croyden St., Millbury, MA. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 04/12/2012 & 04/19/2012

Town of Sutton Planning Board & Department Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of IV.C.7.a. and VII.A. of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Massachusetts Electric Company, 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA for modification of the Site Plan Approval and Route 146 Overlay District Special Permit issued by the Sutton Planning Board in October 2008 for a warehouse and fleet maintenance facility at 1152 Main Street, Northbridge, MA. The amendment reduces the size of the facility but ads a fueling location. The hearing will be held at the Sutton Town Hall, third floor, on Monday, May 7, 2012 at 7:15 P.M. A copy of the application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Scott Paul, Chairman 4/19/2012 & 4/26/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12P1102PM CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF CONSERVATOR OR OTHER PROTECTIVE ORDER PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B §5-304 & §5-405 In the matter of: Barbara A Young RESPONDENT (Person to be Protected/Minor) Of: Millbury, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Robert Young of Millbury, MA and William S Young of Millbury, MA, in the above captioned matter alleging that Barbara A Young is in need of a Conservator or other protective order and requesting that Robert Young of Millbury, MA and William S Young of Millbury, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Conservator to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is disabled, that a protective order or appointment of a Conservator is necessary, and that the proposed Conservator is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court. You have the right to object to this proceeding If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 05/01/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 6, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/19/2012 THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT 2012 MISC. 460748 ORDER OF NOTICE To: Mark D. Campbell;Mary B. Campbell and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App.§ 501 et seq.: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in 212 Eight Lots Road, Sutton given by Mark D. Campbell and Mary B. Campbell to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 27, 2007, and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 40900, Page 128 and now held by the plaintiff by assignment has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the UnitedStates of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil ReliefAct. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before May 21 2012 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of this Court on April 6, 2012 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 201201-1346-BLU 04/19/2012


www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Timothy M. Rafferty and Cynthia A. Rafferty to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated June 24, 2005 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 36670, Page 45 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 09:00 AM on May 9, 2012 at 365 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: The property located at 365 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts more accurately described as follows: Tract A Beginning at the southwesterly corner thereof at an iron pipe driven into the ground on the easterly line of said Highway; Thence N. about 60 degrees E. 156 feet, more or less, by land now or formerly of Annie Depta, to a drill hole near the center of a large split stone; Thence N. 24 1/2 degrees W. by other land now or formerly of said Annie Depta 70 feet to a stone bound; Thence S. about 60 degrees W. by other land now or formerly of said Annie Depta 156 feet, more or less, to said easterly line of said Highway; Thence S. 24 1/2 degrees W. by the easterly line of said Highway 70 feet to the place of beginning. Together with all our rights, title and interest in the land which lies between the above described tract and the center line of said Highway. Being the same premises conveyed to grantor by deed of Richard J. Rafferty dated September 25, 1967 and recorded with teh Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 4792, Page 448. Tract B Beginning the southwest corn er thereof at an iron pope in the easterly line of Putnam Hill Road at land now or formerly of Chester Roofe (it being the southwest corner of the original tract from Anderson); Thence by the easterly line of Putnam Hill Road N. 21 degrees 30’ W. one hundred eighty-three and forty-two hundredths (138.42) feet to an iron pipe; Thence by land of Charest N. 68 degrees 30’ E. one hundred fifty-six (156) feet to an iron pipe; Thence N. 21 degrees 30’ W seventy (70) feet to an iron pin; Thence by land now or formerly of Zonfrillo N. 68 degrees 30’ E. one hundred eighty-one and eighteen one-hundredths (181.18) feet to a stone bound; Thence by center line of Socony pipe line S. 12 degrees 10’ E. three hundred ninety-four and forty-one hundredths (394.41) feet to a drill hole in a rock; Thence by land of Chester Roofe N. 85 degrees 05’ W. three hundred four and fifty nine-hundredths (304.59) feet to the point of beginning. Subject to the rights of Louis Zonfrillo to pass and repass over a strip ofland six (6) feet in width following the high water mark of so much of the pond as liens on the granted premises for the purpose of stocking said pond with fish and removing the same; the said right to be for the life of Louis Zonfrillo only. Said right shall not pass to the heirs or assigns of the said Zonfrillo. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. GMAC Mortgage, LLC Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 Boston, MA 02196 Phone: (617) 502-4100 04/12/2012, 04/19/2012 & 04/26/2012

Keep it Legal WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS April 19, 2012 SEALED BIDS shall be received at the Purchasing Office, 69 Tacoma St., Worceseter, MA 01605 IFBs maybe picked up at the location above or will be mailed/emailed to you . Please email purchasing@worcester-housing. com or call (508) 695-3203, TDD (508) 798-4530. Bidders are responsible for ensuring they have received any/all addenda prior to submitting a bid. Separate awards will be made for each IFB. WHA reserves the right to reject any all responses, in whole or in part, deemed to be in their best interest. Award of all contracts is subject to the approval of the WHA Executive Director or Board of Commissioners. The Operating Agency shall indemnify and hold harmless the WHA and its officers or agents from any and all third party claims arising from activities under these Agreements as set fort in MGL c.258, section 2 as amended.

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by John DiTullio and Tamra DiTullio to Household Finance Corporation II, dated March 21, 2008 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 42601, Page 316, of which mortgage Household Finance Corporation II is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 2:00 p.m. on May 1, 2012, on the mortgaged premises located at 10 Colonial Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND WITH THE BUILDINGS THEREON AND ALL THE PRIVILEGES AND APPURTENANCES THERETO BELONGING SITUATED IN SUTTON, WORCESTER COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE SOUTHERLY SIDE OF COLONIAL ROAD, BEING LOT 14 ON A PLAN OF SHEET #2, SECTION B, JONATHAN DUDLEY HILL, DATED JULY 1957, BY ROBINSON ENGINEERING, INC. RECORDED WITH WORCESTER DISTRICT REGISTRY OF DEEDS, PLAN BOOK 228, PLAN 21, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A POINT IN THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID COLONIAL ROAD AT THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 15 ON SAID PLAN: THENCE: S. 29 DEGREES 28 MIN. 05 SEC. E. BY SAID LOT #15, ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY AND SEVENTY-THREE HUNDREDTHS 170.73 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE: N. 60 DEGREES 31 MIN. 55 SEC. E. ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SIX AND SEVENTY-SEVEN HUNDREDTHS (136.77) FEET TO LOT 13 ON SHEET #1, SECTION B; THENCE N. 29 DEGREES 28 MIN. 05 SEC. W. BY SAID LOT 13, ONE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE AND THIRTY-THREE HUNDREDTHS (199.33) FEET TO THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID COLONIAL ROAD; THENCE: WESTERLY BY SAID SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID COLONIAL ROAD, ONE HUNDRED FORTY (140) FEET BY A CURVE, THE RADIUS OF WHICH IS SIX HUNDRED FORTY-ONE AND THIRTY-ONE (641.31) FEET, TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 25,659 SQUARE FEET OF LAND ACCORDING TO SAID PLAN, MORE OR LESS. GERTRUDE D. CHASE AGREES TO MAINTAIN SAID COLONIAL ROAD AND KEEP IT OPEN AT ALL TIMES OR UNTIL SUCH TIME AS COLONIAL ROAD IS ACCEPTED BY THE TOWN OF SUTTON AS A PUBLIC STREET. SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS RECORDED IN THE WORCESTER DISTRICT REGISTRY OF DEEDS IN BOOK 3811, PAGE 370, AND TRANSMISSION LINE RIGHTS OF RECORD. For mortgagor’s(s’) title see deed recorded with Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 12006, Page 52. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00 ) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. Household Finance Corporation II Present holder of said mortgage. By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201008-1491 – GRY 04/05/2012, 04/12/2012 & 04/19/2012

TOWN OF SUTTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Sutton Sewer Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 6:30 pm at the Sutton Town Hall regarding “Town of Sutton Sewer Department Rules and Regulations For Maintenance of Sewer Service Connections.” A copy of the proposed Rules and Regulations is available at the Town Clerk’s Office for review prior to the Public Hearing. Any citizen interested is invited to attend this public hearing. 04/19/2012

The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Notice of Intent from Brierly Pond Realty, LLC for construction of two condominium buildings and associated grading at Brierly Circle (Assessor’s Map 78, Lot 2A). Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 04/19/2012

The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8:00 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on an Abbreviated Notice of Intent from Robert Samara for work to repair septic system at 14 Sunset Drive. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 04/19/2012

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Ron Rosenstock

Photographer Ron Rosenstock’s career has evolved from dabbling in a few photo classes in college to a full-fledged retrospective exhibit of his work at the Worcester Art Museum. His stunning imagery of landscapes often takes your breath away, and the power of his eye is undeniable. We tore his gaze from his viewfinder for a few minutes to learn more about the man behind the camera. How long have you been looking through the lens? I’m now 68 years old and have been photographing since I was 10 years old. I had my very first class in photography at Boston University, when I was a student there in 1964. I also had a class at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education in 1965. When Minor White started his classes at M.I.T. in 1967, I became part of a private workshop he offered in his home.

How long have you made it your sole career? I was married in 1965 and needed “a real job.” I worked as a teller at Cambridge Savings Bank for one year. I then tried commercial photography, mostly architectural photography, until I started teaching photography at the Worcester Center for Crafts in 1969. I’ve been photographing and teaching ever since.

How did you come to call the Worcester area your home? Irene Shwachman taught photography at the school of the Worcester Art Museum in the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Irene was also in my photography Workshop with Minor White. When the Higgins Art Wing was completed in 1969, the museum school moved out of the craft center, into the museum building. Irene told me that the craft center was looking for someone to start an evening program teaching photography. I applied and

got the job. I moved to Worcester then and have been in the area ever since. I have been living in Holden for the last 30 years

What drew you to working primarily in black and white? I remember seeing the work of Edward Weston at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City when I was a teenager in the late 1950s. His work moved me deeply! Later I discovered the work of Ansel Adams, also in black and white. For me, there was not even a choice.

What sort of camera do you favor? I worked with an 8 x 10 Deardorf view camera from 1967 to about 1987. I then went to a slightly smaller view camera, the negative was 5 x 7 inches; a few years later I went to a 4 x 5 view camera and shot with that until I started using a digital camera, a Canon camera, about 10 years ago. I can now do everything I once did in the dark room, everything that Edward Weston or Ansel Adams were able to do, and much more, on my computer, without sacrificing quality. How did you become involved in Photo Tours – and why? I went alone to Ireland for the first time in the winter of 1971. I returned every year, sometimes twice a year to continue photographing the beauty I found there in nature. In 1976—I was teaching at

the Worcester Center for Crafts—some of my students said to me, “The next time you go to Ireland to photograph, we would like to go with you.” That started the rest of my life! I had no idea I would enjoy it so much. Helping people to make better photographs in beautiful places, what could be better?

Tell us about your latest project, “The Invisible Light”? I’ve always wanted

Your work is currently being exhibited at the Worcester Art Museum—tell us how that came about and what it means to show there? For me, showing in my

to do infrared black-and-white photography. Working with infrared film was very difficult for many reasons. Now anyone can have a camera converted to be a dedicated infrared camera. That part is easy. Finding the right subject matter and the right interpretation takes lots of practice. Infrared has anotherworldly look, because it alters the way we perceive reality. I’m working with a well-known Irish poet, Gabriel Rosenstock, who will write haiku for each photograph; I will also have translations of the haiku in Irish (by Gabriel) and also into Spanish by a famous Chicano poet, Francisco X. Alarcón, and also in Japanese, by Mariko Sumikura, a famous poet from Japan. The book will have wide appeal in many different lands.

home town, the town that gave me a start, is about the biggest honor I can imagine. It’s hard to say exactly how it came about. I like to think it was fate.

Make sure to take a visit to the Rosenstock exhibit Hymn to the Earth at the Worcester Art Museum, on display through July 15, 2012, or check out his work at ronrosenstock.com.

How does your history degree influence your creative work? I’ve always been interested in history! As a photo-tour leader, it helps a lot that I can also tell people a lot about the history of the different areas we go to photograph. Other than in Ireland, I work with a local guide, who is always an expert on the local history.

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