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itizen journalists are popping up everywhere. Individuals not affiliated with news organizations WPI reaches agreement with students opposed to the school’s choice are posting stories on blogs, at times of ExxonMobil CEO as commencement speaker and honorary degree earner. The agreement allows for them to receive their diplomas with everyone else and gives their preferred speaker the same stage later in the day. +3

its inventory of craters on the planet Mars. Users were shown high-resolution images of Mars and asked to count and map areas that they believed could be craters. Another well-known example is the continuous additions and edits by

Woman killed by car while answering her door. Shooting on Good Harbor Drive. Stabbing on Caroline Street. Fight in Canal District leads to an ear bitten off. All this in less than a week. The end is nigh. -6

West Boylston’s Autism Resource Center raises $160,000 with run/walk. That’s quite a support network. +2 Worcester Film Works to bring outdoor movies to the common this summer, including “Back to the Future.” Oddly appropriate since many would say City Hall is like Marty McFly: both are often stuck in the past. +3 Offer to buy the Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette gets serious-er. Still, we’ll believe it when we see it. 0 A thousand volunteers picked up trash at 65 sites around the city on Saturday morning as part of the Regional Environmental Council’s annual Earth Day Clean-up. Lord knows Worcester needed it. +3 This week: -3 Last week: +7 Year to date: +7


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Major municipal unions and city can’t reach health-care agreement as 129 jobs hang in the balance. Both sides say the door is still open, they’re just not saying it to each other. -4

quicker than mainstream-newspaper websites. Radio stations encourage drivers to call in accidents and traffic hold-ups to add to their rush-hour reports. Add to this growing list, a group of people in Amherst who are working on building a database of information through citizens using their iPhones with great potential to benefit Worcester and surrounding areas. The iPhone application being developed is called mCrowd, which stands for mobile crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is the idea that citizens or large groups of people can work together to move something—an issue, a problem, a solution— forward. For the mCrowd app, that “something” is the fight against invasive species. Crowdsourcing has been used by a variety of groups, including NASA. The space agency created a series of online games which, when played by users, supplied additional data to

the general public to Wikipedia entries. Deepak Ganesan, associate professor at UMass Amherst, developed the mCrowd application. Ganesan contacted Charlie Schweik, associate professor at UMass Amherst, when he had the technology and know-how to build the app, but was not exactly sure how to use it. Schweik’s first thought was that Ganesan’s tracking technology had potential to mobilize crews and eradicate invasive species, specifically

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USDA backtracks on tree injections in Burncoat and Greendale areas. They also said some trees that were inoculated still became infested with ALB. Umm… -4


the Asian Longhorned Beetle. “Given the urgency [to eradicate the beetle] it was a natural choice,” says Schweik. The gathering of information through mCrowd happens as citizens take photos of an infected area of a tree and upload it to the app, where he or she then may add additional details. After the user sends the image, the UMass server receives the photo with a GPS coordinate for the tree and the time of submission. A skilled administrator reviews the images and decides whether the shown area is suspect enough to send a responder by geocache and investigate further. Furthermore, the forestry division of the Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation will have access to all data sent through mCrowd. As the program picks up speed, next month, hikers and environmentalists in the Westfield River area will be “citizen soldiers using an iPhone,” says Schweik, explaining they will be part of a pilot

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US Rep Jim McGovern talks about Afghanistan and civil liberties post bin Laden Jeremy Shulkin

Congressman Jim McGovern has been an ardent critic of the United State’s involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. On the occasion of the capture and killing of Osama bin PHOTO SUBMITTED Laden – the original purpose for invading Afghanistan – in Pakistan on Sunday, Worcester Mag took the opportunity to speak with him about the future of the US military’s operations in the Central Asian country and what this means for a number of upcoming civil liberties battles. Worcester Mag: This was a big week. We wanted to get some of your perspectives since you were involved in politics before 9/11 and must have some strong feelings about recent events. Jim McGovern: I was actually in congress on 9/11. I walked to the Cannon House office building and I just remember walking by the different offices people

were kind of gathered around TV sets. We walked up to my office and I was told there was an accident: a plane had struck one of the towers in New York. We all thought it was some sort of a malfunction or pilot error or something. We kept watching it and another plane hit and we realized it wasn’t an accident – it was purposeful. I remember the alarm system in the Cannon building wasn’t working so the Capitol Hill police officer was running through the halls telling us to evacuate, which we did. Then we heard that a plane hit the Pentagon and they believe the plane that ultimately crashed in Pennsylvania was ultimately headed to the Capitol. I remember trying to get a hold of my wife because my kids were in daycare and I wanted to pick them up and my cell phone wouldn’t work – no cell phones were working – and just working my way to the daycare center to get my kids and I bumped into my wife because she had the same idea. A bunch of my staff and people who worked at the daycare center gathered in my house and we just sat and watched the events unfold. It was a horrifying, terrible day but I remember it like it was yesterday.

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WM: Does this justify ten years of war? JM: Look, we found Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. We didn’t invade Pakistan, we launched a surgical strike against the compound where he was staying and we got him. That is the way you’re going to have to go after Al-Qaeda. It is not getting stuck in Afghanistan doing nation-building. If we’re going to do nation-building we need to do nationbuilding here in the United States of America. We have a lot of problems we need to deal with right here in this country ... I’m urging the president to develop an exit strategy. Let’s get out of Afghanistan, let’s end our military involvement there. Let’s focus on AlQaeda, let’s focus on the enemy…Let’s go after these involvements that, quite frankly, are bankrupting us.


WM: Do you feel our goals are clearer now that we’ve killed bin Laden? JM: Look, if the goal in Afghanistan was to go after Al-Qaeda, well we’ve chased Al-Qaeda out of Afghanistan; let’s go after Al-Qaeda. But we’re mired down in Afghanistan in a mission that is not well-defined and that appears to have no end. … I’m introducing legislation this week. It’s a bi-partisan bill calling on the President to devise an exit strategy, to provide to us a plan with a time-frame and a completion date so that we can, in a safe and orderly way, withdraw our troops and end our military involvement in that country. I want to go after the enemy, I don’t want to get stuck in a war I don’t think we have any business being in. WM: What does this mean for Guantanamo Bay?

JM: I believe that we can get intelligence without torturing people. I believe that Guantanamo Bay has come to represent all the things that the United States does not represent. I supported the President when he said he wanted to shut the base down, but obviously it has become politically difficult. WM: Do you think it’s going to become even harder at this point? JM: Who knows? There’s a lot of other battles that we’re fighting here. The question is whether or not the President is going to want to go back and revisit that issue and invest a lot political capital in trying to renew his call to shut the base down. That I don’t know. WM: The Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of May. Are people going

to point to this as proof it should be extended? JM: My guess is there will be calls to renew it. I’ve opposed it because I believe that it’s important to have checks and balances in place before you start wiretapping people. ... This is the United States of America. You have a right to privacy. We enjoy our freedom. We’re not a police state … When we had a debate on the Patriot Act the Justice Department never once suggested that having a judge double check whether having a wiretap was warranted never hindered any of their investigations. It’s just a check to make sure there’s no abuse in the system. We lost that check during the debates of the Patriot Act so as a result I couldn’t support it.


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It was a dour meeting on Tuesday night as the city council heard budget impact presentations from City Manager Michael O’Brien, DPW Commissioner Robert Moylan, Deputy Police Chief Steven Sargent and Fire Chief Gerard Dio. As expected, no one enjoyed making the cuts and all warned of the devastating consequences they’ll have. Chief Dio said his reductions amount to 43 positions?: two captains, six lieutenants and 35 fire fighters, which equals the loss of two fire companies. He ended his presentation with a foreboding “I don’t know the long-term effect of reducing two more companies in a city of this size.”

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PIN-DROP QUIET: While it was hard to stomach these cutbacks, the councilors really paid attention during Sargent’s WPD presentation which called for eliminating the Summer Impact program, an anticrime initiative hailed by the police and city politicians as a successful and innovative approach to reducing vice and violent crime…Of course, it was made very clear by the council that these programs and jobs rest in the hands of the four major municipal and school-side unions and their willingness to find a health care agreement with the city.

FACES IN THE CROWD: Speaking of, union leaders Don Cummings, Stephen Gunnerson, Lenny Zalauskas and former fire fighter head Frank Raffa all pow-wowed before the meeting and watched from the gallery as the presentations were shared. Talks between the unions and the city stalled Friday night leaving 129 city positions in the balance. In an email sent to NEPBA Local 911 members and obtained by Worcester Mag, police patrolmen leader Gunnerson wrote, “The unanimous decision was reached that the offer the City presented simply was not a fair and equitable compensation package in exchange for what would be our third consecutive major health insurance concession,” arguing that including past increases to contribution rates and position cuts over the past five years, Local 911 has “clearly [saved the city] tens of millions of dollars.” Union leaders and City Manager O’Brien both reiterated Tuesday night that the door was still open for continued discussions that would save these jobs, and while Gunnerson wouldn’t directly comment on the letter he sent to his members there was a consensus that negotiations between the union and the city are in a marginally better place now than they were at the end of last week. ANOTHER CHALLENGE: Michael O’Brien isn’t the only one struggling with union contracts, as the school committee and Educational Association of Worcester continue to haggle over the next teacher contract. Mayor Joe O’Brien, who also chairs the school committee, said the next bargaining session will start Thursday at 1p.m., break for a regularly scheduled school committee meeting, then continue negotiations throughout the night. Mayor O’Brien was certainly excited about the marathon session, exclaiming, “Bring your pillows, bring your blankets. We’re going to bargain until we’re done.” CRYING BLOODY MARIA: “Maria Talks,” a 2008 website produced by the AIDS Action Committee with the help of $100,000 in yearly state grants has come under fire from state legislators for telling teens under 18 that obtaining a waiver from a judge to get an abortion is easier than it sounds and for the vernacular used to discuss sexual terms. Last week 61 House members (33 Democrats and 28 Republicans) including local reps. Matt Beaton (R-Shrewsbury), Ryan Fattman (R-Sutton), John Fresolo (D-Worcester), Kim Furgeson (R-Holden) and George Peterson (R-Grafton) signed a letter sent to Governor Deval Patrick that said, “While we understand that teenagers may have questions about sexual education, we believe the Commonwealth should uphold a level of appropriateness in the way we interact with our youth.” The publicity surrounding the website is a genius move for those who still favor stone-age based sexed, since hearing parents and politicians talk about sex inadvertently makes teens favor abstinence above all other safe sex practices. REAL TO REEL: City Councilor Joff Smith picked up his acting career where “Knight and Day” left off by appearing in the latest Kevin James movie currently titled “Here Comes the Boom” filming in the Boston area. Smith serves as an extra in a scene where James takes on MMA fighter Mayhem (Henry Winkler was also there) and says he’s been invited back. Not missing an opportunity to further mingle entertainment with politics, Smith said, “It shows that our film tax credit is working. Movies are still coming to Massachusetts to film.” Got a tip? Email it to or call it in to 508-749-3166 x243.

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Springing forward, falling back Janice Harvey


hat is it about spring? I woke this morning to the chartreuse buds that replaced brown branches overnight; Worcester, usually tinged with its familiar industrial palette of gray, offgray and charcoal, has sudden become pretty again. Every year I’m amazed by how little it takes to get the blood flowing – the street sweepers have no idea how welcome they are – it takes little coaxing to get us to move our cars to make room for the Big Broom. On East Mountain Street, I saw folks with trash bags picking up the debris hidden by the long, long snows of winter, chasing paper with their simple but time-tested stick-andnail contraptions. Returning from the market, I stood in my driveway and spoke with my neighbor Kevin until the frozen foods began to melt. Until now, a rushed “How are ya?” was all we’d been sharing, as we hurried into our cars to beat the cold. Lingering in the afternoon sun, discussing which plants can go into the ground before Memorial Day, we became neighbors again – the winter had isolated us in ways that I hadn’t realized until now. This appreciation for renewal and fresh starts comes over me as I count the days until my daughter marries. For weeks now, the royal wedding has saturated the media, building momentum until Kate Middleton’s arrival at Westminster Abbey was only one notch down from the Second Coming on the anticipation scale. While the royal-wedding planner was tending to the minutiae, my own bride-to-be has been tending to the details that will make her wedding day every bit as perfect – we hope. I’m really not doing any heavy lifting for this event, to be honest. She has it under control, even though she says she doesn’t. My job this week is to go over the seating plan – my assignment is to minimize any possibility of uncomfortable proximities between divorced and /or estranged guests. Oy. But even as I drew pictures of round tables and scribbled names on imaginary chairs, my mind kept drifting. I found myself trolling Facebook, where I spotted snapshots of a First Communion Day. Twenty minutes later, I was rifling through a box of photos, looking for that one of me standing on the lawn of 204 Lincoln St. Where did it go? I remember that the May sunshine was not enough to keep the hair on my seven-year-old shins from standing on end in the morning chill. We didn’t own a camera; it was my grandmother’s old Brownie

my father borrowed to take the picture. It was out of focus, and I was off-center, standing on a slope of grass that left me pitching forward. My hands were held in prayer as instructed – was I praying that I wouldn’t fall on my face? Was I praying that my recently trimmed bangs would grow back before Mass? Was I praying that the envelopes with my name on them would yield enough cash to buy a Ken doll to mate with my bubble-cut Barbie? I remember little of that day, except the things that went wrong. My partner, Ernie Morin, forgot that this was a solemn occasion, and as we walked up Harlow Street from the basement where catechism was taught at St. Bernard’s, he spotted my dad and shouted, “Hey Mr. Harvey!” My blood froze when the nuns trained their eyes on poor Ernie, who remained oblivious. Inside, the seating became chaotic for some unknown reason—nuns didn’t get this stuff mixed up, First Communion Day was one of their BIG ASSIGNMENTS—and I ended up smack in front of a pillar with no kneeling pad. Then I forgot everything I was told and CHEWED my wafer, which I’m pretty sure cemented my future as a n’er-do-well in the eyes of the sisters. I was already on their radar for forgetting to whisper during First Confession the day before. My voice rang out like a ring announcer at Caesar’s Palace: “BLESS ME FATHA FOR I HAVE SINNED! IT HAS BEEN ZERO DAYS SINCE MY LAST CONFESSION CUZ THIS IS MY FIRST CONFESSION. MY SINS ARE: I PULLED MY SISTER’S HAIR, I SAID A SWEAR WORD – ASS - AND WE HAD A FOOD FIGHT DURING SUPPER BUT SHE STARTED IT SO SHE SHOULD BE IN HERE TOO!” Oy vey. I sifted through the box of snapshots 47 years later, and while I didn’t find the one I remembered, I did find one of my daughter on her First Communion Day, her white dress, ankle socks and tiara the precursors of the wedding gown and veil she’ll be wearing two weeks from now. “What is it about spring,” I wondered, “that makes the mind drift so?” And despite my endless belly-aching about snow and how spring never comes, and how for two cents I’d move to Miami tomorrow, how could I ever do without the month of May in Massachusetts? Janice Harvey can be reached at

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Fertile Training Grounds for our Students Timothy P. Murray


ith graduation right around the corner, it’s time to reexamine and redouble our efforts to help students compete in the global economy. That’s why Governor Deval Patrick and I are launching a new leadership model to advance and expand access to vocational technical education programs across Massachusetts. Supporting innovation in education and creating jobs for graduates are top priorities for the Patrick-Murray Administration. And our vocational and technical schools have proven to be one of the Commonwealth’s strongest educational success stories. On average, these schools have higher MCAS scores and lower dropout rates when compared to overall high school rates statewide. Students want to be at these schools, where they are motivated to work hard and succeed. And most importantly, vocational and technical schools prepare students to compete in a growing, global innovation economy. In April, I was pleased to announce our Administration’s new leadership model to help advance and expand access to vocational technical education programs across Massachusetts. To lead the initiative, we will use existing funds to hire an Associate Commissioner for Vocational, Workforce, and College Readiness Programs. With this position, we are fulfilling a need heard from the school and business community in Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, we have 44,000 students enrolled in 60 vocational and technical education programs, and they deserve a champion at the highest level. Through the new Associate Commission’s office, our Administration will create a better workforce training model for Massachusetts. The new leadership model will expand partnerships between educators and private sector employers and increase collaboration among state agencies with the goal of expanding the use of vocational technical schools. Since vocational and technical school programs provide rigorous real world skills, students graduating from these schools often have immediate job opportunities, many with high starting wages. Many pursue college degrees in (STEM) - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math - related fields, or complement their vocational training with associates degrees, apprenticeship and certificate programs. By providing more of these programs to prepare our students with quality vocational training, we are enhancing Massachusetts’ competitive edge. Our vocational and technical schools are also leading the way in retraining displaced workers and those looking to enhance their skills. These schools often partner with local businesses and regional employment boards to nimbly produce qualified and trained students for our current and future workforce. For example, Worcester Technical High School has attracted over 400 business advisors to serve on 24 of the school’s program advisory boards. By doing so, the school community has been

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able to successfully partner with businesses on the local, regional, national and international level. And more importantly, these companies see the value in supporting the development of a skilled workforce through the vocational technical schools. As Massachusetts continues to catalyze investment and growth in innovation industries like the life sciences, clean energy, precision manufacturing, information technology and others, we need fertile training grounds for our students. We need to plant the seed early so students become excited about these amazing opportunities, while also providing a talented workforce stream so Massachusetts companies can thrive. To do both, there is no better place to start than our vocational and technical schools. Through our new leadership model, we will meet the needs of students and employers so they can compete and win in today’s global economy. T I MOTHY P. M U RRAY Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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I’m surprised Armsby Abbey didn’t win Best Bowling Alley. They truly know the meaning of getting out the vote!

Submitted online from M ICH A E L B. Great List, Congrats to all the winners. My two cent: I have a feeling that “Sweet T” on Greenwood St will be somewhere on this list next year. I suggest to have a best “muffins” category. I would vote “Neighborhood Cafe” on Main St next to the Commerce building. Cheaper and MUCH Tastier then Dunkin Donuts.

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synchronically as possible. “Release it cleanly. Feel the boat run,� calls men’s coach Todd Pearson through a megaphone as the crew swings down Lake Quinsigamond to sheltered water. The men’s team has one last practice before making the drive down to New Jersey the next day for a head-to-head

race against Rutgers. Their second eight – the Junior Varsity boat, for all intents and purposes – join the Varsity 8 on the water, but they go off ahead with two other coaches. The two boats line up next to each other and simulate the opening of all spring races. The eight men sit with their knees up and arms extended with oars in the water, their feet ready to push back against the footboard. The coaches start the race and the rowers fly back and forth, first with threequarters of a stroke, they rush back up the slide and do another three-quarter then stretch it out to full. The boat picks up speed and the coxswain – Mary Carol Madigan, better known and referred to as “Mad Dog� – matches each pull growling “drive, squeeze, drive, send� in a voice two octaves lower than her conversational continued on page 18



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tone. This drill repeats a few times, and Charles River then expands to simulate the first half of a Network.� spring-season race. The consensus among the WPI men’s crew coaches and rowers finds the Varsity 8 jittery. The group is testready for the drop driving a new set of lightweight oars, and the coaches privately wonder if the group hasn’t gotten used to them yet, questioning if they should use them in the upcoming race. “It just looks shaky,� Pearson says to his rowers, “like we’re lacking confidence.� He asks rhetorically, “What reason would we have to lack confidence?�


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to Lake Quinsigamond. One such race equals something like the conference championship of college rowing—the make-or-break event for some teams. The schedule this year began with last weekend’s New England Championships, pitting local teams like WPI, Clark and Holy Cross women against out-of-towners like Williams College, Trinity College, University of New Hampshire, UCONN and Boston College. This upcoming weekend brings the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rowing Championships, followed by the prestigious Eastern Athletic Rowing Colleges (EARC) Eastern Sprints, which features the best teams in the country: Harvard, Yale, Princeton and the Naval Academy, among others. “It’s a very big deal,” says Patrick Diggins, the head of the program at Holy Cross and the women’s team coach. “We want to have our fastest time this weekend and next weekend.” This is especially true for the guy’s team. If they do well enough, they’ll have a spot at June’s Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) regatta in Camden, NJ. If Eastern Sprints is rowing’s conference championship, the IRA is the Super Bowl. It would also serve as a huge success story for Holy Cross. In 2006, the school jumped up from the ECAC league to the

EARC, joining all the Ivy League schools and other east coast and mid-Atlantic powerhouses (along with the University of Wisconsin). The man credited for this leap is Tom Sullivan, a former longtime Holy Cross coach and current Holy Cross coaching volunteer, who’s somewhat of a local rowing historian. His office has rowing knick-knacks on shelves and on the walls, including a print from an 1861 race on Lake Quinsigamond. Rowing history in Worcester actually dates back a few years earlier to 1859 when the Atlantis Boat Club hosted a race with boats from Harvard, Yale, Brown and Trinity, according to a paper Sullivan has in his collection, written by Doris Tivnan. In 1895, the first high-school 8 in the country came out of Worcester. In 1897, 18-year-old Edward “Ned” Ten Eyck, a Worcester native, became the first American to win a singles race in England’s prestigious Royal Henley Regatta. “It’s somewhat of a tradition, obviously,” he points out. That tradition has carried on through today in a number of ways. Quinsigamond Rowing Association, the group that hosts the event boasts 2000 Sydney Olympics bronze medalist Christine Collins as a


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The WPI crew steadies as the coxswain secures her position member. In between then and now, Lake Quinsigamond has factored into much of east coast rowing history. The sport caught on quickly with local amateur teams competing here and traveling to national races. The 1920 Olympic time trials were held in Worcester. Even companies got into the action:


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(sponsored by Norton Company and in which Worcester Magazine has an advertisement) explained why the sport became so popular in factories: “It may seem strange today to imagine a large industrial company sponsoring a boat club, but the times after World War I spawned many such clubs among factory personnel in the United States,” reads the program. “A great deal of fervor had

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was revived. The EARC’s Eastern Sprints permanently moved to Worcester in 1960 after bouncing around Annapolis, Princeton, Cambridge, Syracuse and Washington, D.C., for nearly 15 years. In 1963 the U.S. Olympic Committee, afraid of the country’s waning dominance in the sport, invited West German club Ratzeburg to tour up and down the East Coast so American crews could learn from their innovations. Their trip included a stop at Eastern Sprints – which they won. (Though, they were not eligible for the college trophy. A separate trophy was created for them.) The man who really brought rowing to the next level on Lake Quinsigamond was Shrewsbury’s 1947 to 1970 police chief, Kenneth F. Burns. Burns — nicknamed “Mr. Sprints” — organized Shrewsbury High School’s team in 1937 and coached for decades. He’s also credited for bringing the sport to WPI and Clark. Burns worked with the EARC and cocoordinated the regatta until he died in 1982. Two years later, the Route 9 bridge, just a few meters past the racecourse’s finish line, was dedicated to him. That same bridge, as part of the state’s Accelerated Bridge Program, will see a complete overhaul soon with the final design coming shortly.

The most recent big names in local rowing have been Irving “Jim” and Barbara Donahue, for whom the Donahue Rowing Center in Shrewsbury is named. Barbara Donahue was on-hand last Sunday at the unveiling of a plaque at the rowing center honoring her and her late-husband’s philanthropy. Proposed to the state by Shrewsbury’s then-assistant town manager William Keegan, a former rower, the state provided $750,000 for the construction of a new boathouse on the condition that $250,000 could be raised privately. After it became clear that that figure couldn’t be reached, the Donahue’s contributed $200,000 of their money (along with another $700,000 in 2002 for an expansion from six to ten bays). Currently, the rowing center serves around 10 high-school and college programs as well as Quinsigamond Rowing Association (QRA) members. All this—the history, the facilities and the current-less and wind-resistant racecourse—have combined to keep some of the most storied races in collegiate rowing in Worcester, despite more prestigious programs and bodies of water among New England and along the midAtlantic. U.S. Rowing certainly likes the convenience of how the racecourse is set up as well. Not only are the lanes marked,


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SPIN OFF The events bring tens of thousands of rowers, family members and spectators to Worcester and Shrewsbury every spring, a considerable boost to local tourism. While Shrewsbury Town Manager Daniel Morgado says no concrete figures are really available, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The primary spinoff is folks enjoy their visit, very much appreciate what Central Massachusetts has to offer and leave with a favorable view of the community and region.â&#x20AC;? Patrick Lynch, executive director at Destination Worcester, says numbers compiled with ECAC estimate the crowds at the New England Rowing Championships and Eastern Sprints at 1,500 and 3,000 attendees, respectively, resulting in a combined 850 room-nights over two weekends and $435,000 in direct spending every year. With a number of other smaller races through April and May, the tourism and economic boost easily increases. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all out here eating in the restaurants and filling hotels,â&#x20AC;? says Holy Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Diggins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amazing how many schools are coming in here on a regular basis.â&#x20AC;?

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year athletic fair her coach spotted her and tapped her on the shoulder, saying, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You look like a rower.â&#x20AC;? Even after graduating this year, Stevens wants to continue pushing her rowing limits. Without any exact plans for her future, she sees herself in Boston, which means sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking for a single, a shell built for one, to row on the Charles. Beth Charron, Holy Crossâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; junior captain had a similar experience: she was recruited in college because of her height. continued on page 26

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“It’s a great feeling being on the water,” she says. And the location means in the spring the team rarely has to travel. They sleep in their dorm or apartment, head down to the course on race day around 7

to such a grueling sport is something that you’ve just got to be on the water to see. “Once you’re out on the water and know the sport, you really understand

{ coverstory } what’s going on with these athletes.” But it all comes down to the performance and the championship atmosphere surrounding the races. “Our whole year basically is geared towards our performance at Eastern Sprints,” says Pearson. “It’s the biggest date on the calendar for us.” Because Holy Cross has recently only joined the EARC, there’s still some amount of proving that has to be done. “We’re trying to establish ourselves in this new field,” offers Pearson. “It’s very exciting but not without its challenges.” But Pearson’s optimistic. Even though he has no scholarships to give out (men’s collegiate rowing isn’t overseen by the NCAA), he’s seen a boost in quality recruitment and won’t lose much talent to graduation this year. He only has two senior rowers between his varsity and second eights. While Holy Cross’ program has 39 rowers but a rising profile, WPI’s rowers have made some noise within the ECAC. “It’s been a really great success story here,” says Harmon. Over a decade ago the sport was just a club at the school, but backers pushed it into a varsity program now totaling 80 students. They may not have joined the elite league Holy Cross has (and Harmon says “we’re really happy where we are”) WPI’s men’s quad

(four rowers each with two oars) won its race at the Head of the Charles last year – perhaps the most well-known fall regatta. The team also took third at the New England Championships and sixth at ECAC’s last year. But they’ve had some bad breaks says WPI coach Larry Noble between injuries, a young team and Lake Quinsigamond’s one disadvantage: the ice melts later than other areas, meaning local schools don’t get on the water until after their competition. “You want to train as much as you can,” Noble offers. “It’s been a difficult year because of the weather.” Since there’s no current on the lake, the ice takes longer to break up than it would on a river, the body of water that most other ECAC and EARC teams practice on. Coaches estimate they didn’t get on the water until the beginning of April this year, which means they’ve had about a month to practice – one month to perfect the ultimate team sport where timing and form are equal to brute strength. WPI rowers even traveled to Florida to sneak in a week on the water over spring break. When they returned they were back to indoor practices because the ice hadn’t cleared. Holy Cross rowers had to cancel a race with another school in March. continued on page 28

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“In a sport like rowing, fitness is probably the most important aspect,” says Noble. Rowers gruelingly work on their aerobics and strength. Teams practice for 5 kilometer races in the fall (about 3.1 miles, or 16 minutes for a fast team rowing as hard as they can the entire time). But spring season is considerably different. After a winter of students and team captains organizing their own practices, they return to the water for the 2 kilometer sprints – about 6 minutes for a fast team, 5:30 if a team’s really in sync. So far the first weekend of heavy racing has shown some successes for local schools. WPI’s men’s novice four finished second in a field of 12 while its varsity eight came in fifth out of 14. Holy Cross’ women’s second varsity eight scored third place out of 15 boats and its varsity eight finished fifth in a field of 17. Stevens’ WPI women’s varsity eight set a school record for their 6:46 time. “We were able to put everything together that we worked on,” Stevens notes. Any last-second jitters that the Holy Cross men’s team had before heading to New Jersey didn’t affect them against Rutgers either. All three of their eights, varsity, JV and freshmen, beat Rutgers in

head-to-head matches. This upcoming weekend WPI’s and Holy Cross’ women have another sprint regatta, and the following weekend Holy Cross men face off against some of the toughest programs in the country for Eastern Sprints, all here in Worcester. “[It’s] become a traditional sign of spring in Worcester,” writes Lynch over email. “Lake Quinsigamond remains one of the top rowing venues in the country and an annual host to the top rowers from across the country.” Morgado calls attention to the rare opportunity Worcester and Shrewsbury have every year. “It is a very unique element of the Town of Shrewsbury and City of Worcester since few communities can host these types of events drawing from so wide a region of the U.S.” It doesn’t have the notoriety of the Charles River or the prestige of the Schukyle. No Ivy League schools train on it and its landscape probably won’t bring in movie directors. But for a month every year, Lake Quinsigamond factors into the longest and maybe most important seven minutes of many young rowers’ lives. It’s just how Ned Ten Eyck, Ken Burns, and the Donahues imagined it.



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It’s an obvious statement to say that an artist-in-residence typically has a particularly noticeable talent in the arts, yet it’s only natural that the latest show opening on Thursday, May 5, at the Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC) will be called Salient Point, to serve as a showcase for the five artists who have been developing their skills and aesthetics for the past year at the WCC. The show emphasizes their talents in glass and ceramics, making for an exhibit as powerful as it is fragile.

“I’ve always been specifically interested in three-dimensional forms of representation,” artist Jarrod Petkewich says. “Three-dimensional objects inhabit our world, while two-dimensional art tends to rely on the illusion of space.” Petkewich is no stranger to working in the third dimension. In addition to painting and print-making, he studied industrial design and sculpture at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. He has been working with flutes since graduation. “My job involves soldering and finishing silver and gold key parts for flutes played by some of the world’s top musicians,” Petkewich says. The WCC gave him to opportunity to try glass-blowing, and the rest is history. It takes years of practice to be become a glass-blower, and Petkewich’s sculptures give away his expertise with their swirling edges and surreal color schemes. During Salient Point, Petkewich will be showing nine pieces that highlight his interests in form, repetition and “explosive color.” Diane Chester-Demicco draws her inspiration from the structures she finds in nature. An avid hiker, she has taken to working with real rocks, some she’s cleaved to insert sheets of patterned glass, forming homemade geodes. ChesterDemicco creates her own puddingstones, and she has inserted her glass replicas into walls near her Brookline home. The Boston area is one of the few regions that have puddingstones, the name derived from the way they look like pudding studded with raisins. There will be photos of this outdoor installation at Salient Point.

Chester-Demicco is a cold worker: she shapes glass through processes like sandblasting, grinding or polishing instead of using heat. She was originally drawn to the WCC when a class in cold working was offered by renowned glass artist Alex Bernstein. She fell JARROD PETKEWICH

in love, and the center became her second home. “I was a fixture here,” Chester-Demicco says. “This has been a special place for me.” Chester-Demicco was offered a spot in WCC’s artist-in-residence program, in which artists are given

special privileges—like twenty-four-seven access to facilities, studio space and guidance—in exchange for pursuing their art for 25 or more hours per week and teaching classes, among other duties. The nearly yearlong program culminates in a celebratory showcase. Chester-Demicco will be displaying her naturebased works, including stone apertures, recast puddingstones and other cold workings. Keunae Song had been drawing for 18 years by the time she realized that glass was her passion. Growing up in Korea, she studied painting at the Korean National University of Arts under full scholarship and later earned a master’s degree in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design. Much of Song’s current work focuses on sight. “I would like to explore glass as an optical device,” Song shares, “which examines the mechanics of generating new perceptual phenomena, offering the viewer a new way of seeing.” Her exhibition, “Clusters of Soap Bubbles,” is made up of bubbles produced “by collaboration with laundry detergent” and broken glass spheres, which Song blew and shattered herself. The pieces are soldered back together to form new spheres that resemble soap bubbles. Song hopes the viewer will gain new perspectives by using the bubbles and their facets as lenses. “A lot of the work in the show falls into a category not commonly associated with ‘craft’ glass,” Song says, “and I think it is important for people to know that this type of glass work exists.” One of the more avant-garde residents is Rui Sasaki. Sasaki, who recently received a master’s in fine arts in glass at the Rhode Island School of Design, uses glass as a medium for performance art, in which she employs video, photography and her body. According to her artist’s statement, reconciling the concept of “home,” which she struggled with after coming to America from Japan, has been a main theme in her work. Past pieces include spinning dust yarn, experimenting with ants’ olfactory abilities and examining corners on a microscopic level, a theme she will be coming back to for Salient Point. Sasaki will be showing “Never Touch Corner,” a piece involving 38 separate black and transparent glasses. “The corner is my favorite space because I can see everything in a space if I am on the corner,” says Sasaki. “I am interested in the leftover space between my body continued on page38

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Soviet surf rock comes to Beatnik’s Josh Lyford

The Vivisectors hail from Moscow, the capitol city of Russia. This far northernly city has been vastly influential to both Russia and the world. It is of no surprise then, that this seasonal city with long icy winters and brief warm summers would produce a band as significant and striking as the metropolis that birthed them. Beneath the shadows of the Kremlin and Saint Basil’s cathedral, music is being created as enjoyable as it is haunting and moody.

The band began as the brainchild of musician Michael Antipov. Initially recording all of the instruments by himself, he later brought in a permanent

line-up to solidify the band. The band, simply-put, has a sound unlike any other. Combining surf-rock with Soviet and Gulag melodies with hints of something much heavier and more brooding. Equal parts poignant and

swinging, the sound that the band creates is beyond comparison. Antipov was young when he unearthed his love of music. He recalls when his

brother brought home a handmade guitar and handmade fuzz-pedal, and put it through a common home amplifier. “We were thunder on the boxes and cans playing on that guitar. We were something like 12 or 13 years old. I think that was the most impressed [I had been] in my life.” Antipov attributes the growth of his personal interest in music, as well as The Vivisectors musical direction, to a few select moments that he experienced during the course of his life. “It all began when I first heard ‘McCartney II’ in 1980. I just couldn’t understand how he did that record, with all of the overlays. I immediately tried to do something like that,” Antipov recollects. Later on, Antipov discovered heavy guitar tones. He remembers Motorhead and Iron Maiden as the introduction of his discovery of heavier music in general. He would put time into understanding how to create the heavy guitar tones that

interested him. Around the same time, Antipov saw the movie “The Stuntman” starring Peter O’Toole and Steve Railsback. The movie features a fugitive happening upon a movie set and gaining employment as a stuntman. Antipov says that he was impressed by the illusion inherent in the film and in cinema in general. He says that a quote from the movie, where they were reasoning that exact illusory engenderment, stuck with him. The quote, “How many inches tall did King Kong actually stand in the original movie?” left him with a differing attitude on what auditory media could be capable of. At some point after this revelation, Malcolm McClaren, manager of The Sex Pistols and New York Dolls, as well as a solo artist and impresario, came to Moscow. During an interview, he said something that changed Antipov’s life forever. “He said that people need to forget about just listening to the music, they need to CREATE the music,” he recalls. continued on page 35


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Exploring Strange New Worlds Sci-Fi: The Final Frontier Paul Grignon

Boldly going where no gallery has gone before, The Dark World Gallery hosts an eclectic exhibit of fantasy and sciencefiction works that collectively creates a contemplative and brooding presence upon its walls. The show displays more than 25 paintings from 20 artists, works hatched from the fevered imaginings of these talented individuals.

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knuckled fingers as its shriveled, chapped lips perch upon splayed phalanges, its gaze nonplussed by the endless stream of postings from sundry chat rooms. “With the internet these fingers act as legs leading us through these winding hallways of information and opportunity,” explains Davaro. “They tap dance around a world that doesn’t exist in any physical form whatsoever.” Crystal Blanchflower displays three mixed-media works and one, titled “The Fallen: Broken” depicts an androgynous angel fallen from grace, seemingly shackled to a sea of skulls. A wing, bloodied and torn, hints at the tragedy of Icarus, one who reached too far and plunged to his demise. Dispirited and forlorn, this angel dejectedly stands as the burden of its sins weighs heavily in the bleak and barren bundle of bones. “The Mad Hatter” is lighter in tone, and shows Blanchflower’s love of Tim Burton’s oeuvre. Here, the Mad Hatter is portrayed as a sultry and bewitching female, poised fetchingly upon a playing card, as a combination Caterpillar and Cheshire Cat undulate around her exquisite form in a cloud of hookah smoke. The gouache, ink and air-brush techniques produce lush, soft tones to her fine compositions. In “Jupiter,” Joanna Matuck cleverly

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Jon Hansen, curator and contributing artist, discussed the impetus for such a show. “It came about after talking with Bret Herholz, another artist in the show, and I thought it was a great idea to have a fun and wacky celebration of a genre that sometimes gets looked down upon for liking it.” Hansen will display two pieces, one a

of splashes, splotches and splatters, as stunning life-size oil painting of Hans Solo otherworldly creatures are apposed upon encased in carbonite. The depth of light and this alien surface. shadows in this diptych features a superb “This collection represents the fictitious use of trompe l’oeil. His second work was also incorporated into CRYSTAL BLANCHFLOWER the show’s flyer and, in comic fashion, seems to humorously depict Albert II, the first monkey in space. “I had no idea what the response would be, but judging by the amount of submissions, it’s been pretty great,” shares Hansen. Ramiro Davaro will exhibit three works that appear to be a nightmarish parallel universe to Bikini Bottom, a bizarre dystopian existence far removed from SpongeBob’s realm lives people live through their fingers,” of gaiety. All three paintings contain Davaro explains. “A head on top of fingers beautiful abstract backgrounds, passages is all you need—eyes to see, a brain to think, and fingers to dance.” “Horatio” is one such strange being, a straggly haired, orange anamorphic blob with two digits that balance its perplexed visage. Befuddled by the infinite array of highways in cyberspace, its beseeching eyes search this Boschian land for an escape. “Lips” is another such creature that stares with coal black eyes into the Ethernet. It stands still upon knobby-

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The Infidel Castros

Music Runs in the Family

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Janet Schwartz

On May 6, Nick’s will be hosting two fascinatingly eclectic bands in one night: Gypsy Romantique and the Infidel Castros, both featuring 14-year-old Daisy Castro on violin and cello. Although both bands can be loosely described as gypsy jazz, the Infidel Castros describes its music as “jazz standards, blues, indie-folk covers and originals.” It is the young Castro whose music has a heavy gypsy-jazz influence, combining the dark gypsyinspired jazz with American

When Donna Dufresne of Gypsy Romantique heard that the Maryland-based Infidel Castros were coming east for a visit, she invited Daisy to sit in with her New England-based band for a couple of gigs while the band was in town. They had so much fun that she invited the band to share the bill at Nick’s, where Daisy will once again be sitting in with Gypsy Romantique. Gypsy Romantique is a gypsy jazz ensemble band with heavy leanings toward swing. The trio consists of John Debossu on bass, Robert Davis, gypsy guitar, and Donna Dufresne, guitar/vocals and sometimes the addition of accordion and/or jazz violin. The band’s music consists of originals by Dufresne along

with Django Reinhardt standards. The Infidel Castros is primarily a family trio, with Joe Castro on guitar, banjo, percussion; Ann Castro on vocals, and occasionally guitar or cello; and Daisy on violin, cello, and harmony vocals. Ann Castro describes their musical style as “genre defying,” adding, “We play so many different styles that it’s difficult to pigeonhole us.” When Joe and Ann Castro realized their daughter Daisy had musical talent on the violin, they decided to “take it on the road.” They reconnected with Boston producer David “Goody” Goodrich and in 2010, the Castro family put together their debut album, “Strange Enchanted.” One of the songs on the CD, “Bacchanale,” is an exotic tune that might stir the belly-dancers in the audience to swivel their hips to the alluring melody. The cover of Sam Phillip’s sad song “Black Sky” shows off Ann Castro’s beautiful voice. The upbeat and driving tune “Big River” is enhanced by the haunting sound

of the violin. The other album also released last year, “Gypsy Moth,” features Daisy and, in Ann Castro’s words, her “incarnation as a Gypsy Jazz violinist.” Based on “Tchavolo Swing,” written by legendary Gypsy Jazz artist, Dorado Schmitt, the title track displays this promising young artist’s impressive range and creativity. Daisy received much attention when she played with Schmitt’s son, Samson Schmitt, during an interview last September. The band plays both originals and covers, ranging from Johnny Cash to Buena Vista Social Club. Ann Castro adds that they “like music that is expressive and emotive. That’s why we aren’t pop artists.” Don’t miss this musical double-header at Nick’s on May 6. Gypsy Romantique’s band slogan conveys what to expect: “A little Django, a little Tango, a little swing, a lot of fun.” For more information, go to or donnadufresne. com.

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Compagnia TPO

Dancing the line between art and technology

Phillip Murphy

Fitchburg State University will be showcasing to the community a modern and exciting form of performance art and entertainment when they host Compagnia TPO at the Wallace Civic Center this weekend. The event promises to be a unique and interactive display of how digital technology and graphic design can merge with the traditional performances of dance and music, revealing the thin borders between the different mediums of art. Compagnia TPO began in 1981 as a visual-theater company performing for

children and family audiences in Prato, Italy. Since then, it has grown into a company that tours the United States and has showcased its work at Melbourne’s prestigious Festival of the Arts. Directors David Venturini and Francesco Gandi worked with their digital and sound designers and engineers and between 2002 and 2007 and devised the CCC, or “children’s cheering carpet” – a concept that garnered them the Ade Art Digital Era prize in 2004. This “carpet” is in fact a large, central dance mat able to animate sounds and images through pressure sensors. Frames hold up large wings on either end of the carpet, and overhead are three LCD projectors. The dancers’ steps on the mat create a reaction from

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the digital projections that appear on it and the wings, as technology, music and human move together. Thomas Kriegsmann, producer and president of Arktype, the producing entity representing the troupe stateside, will tell you Compagnia TPO is “Italy’s biggest

exporter of performance work.” He says this is due to its role as “Pioneers of interactive technology and performance, using technology to surpass physical limitations and the standard distance between audience and participants.” Kriegsmann also points out that because of the range of senses that TPO’s medium involves, the troupe is able to hold special performances for children of any age, but also for children with different disabilities. Blind, deaf and autistic children, for example, all are able to interact with the dancers and appreciate the art in their own way and to their own capacity. Every show takes time to incorporate the

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audience, as children are invited to step up onto the stage and become a part of the collaborative dance on the mat. No audience member is ever more than about eight feet away from the stage. Thus, every show is unique in its own right. Mary Chapin Durling, the university’s cultural affairs director, was the driving force behind bringing Compagnia TPO to the region. Working with Fitchburg State’s Center for Italian Learning, she is always on the lookout for quality Italian cultural displays and events. Durling describes the troupe’s presentation as a “fascinating intersection of today’s international media and art performance itself.” Her first introduction to the troupe came at the recommendation of friends, as she went to see them perform at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas held in New Haven. Struck by the originality of the show and the applications it could have within the university’s own performance art, graphic design, and international media classes, she has since been working with Arktype to bring the company to Fitchburg, managing to dovetail the Fitchburg

performance with the troupe’s next tour stop in Boston. Compagnia TPO will be performing its project entitled Farfalle, which is described on Arktype’s website as “a magnificent journey through a literal and symbolic story of a butterfly’s lifecycle.”

More about the company and videos of their shows can be seen at Performances for school groups will be held on Thursday, May 5, and Friday, May 6, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. There will also be performances open to the public on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for Fitchburg State students and children under 18.

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“This is because the music should be interactive. It was my youth dream to record music. So I sold my motorcycle, and I bought my first computer to record music.” This laid the foundation for The Vivisectors strong DIY ethic that has existed since the beginning and has not changed over the course of the band’s lifetime. The Vivisectors has self-recorded several albums and plans on continuing to tour and record new and interesting music into the future. The Vivisectors has high hopes for its third trip to the United States. However, this will be the band’s first U.S. trip at full strength and with the entire band. Antipov says he loves playing in this country, and he looks forward to playing with bands that “play what they want to and not how a producer tells them to play.” He also states that American audiences are open and prepared to experience something new. Listen to The Vivisectors online at and check the band out during its first visit to Massachusetts at Beatnik’s on Park Avenue on Friday, May 6.

depicts a dapper, middle-aged man sporting a red kerchief, a symbol of the great Red Spot of that planet. Orbiting this throned subject are his wives, the myriad of moons that surround this regal subject. Conterminous yet, like Tantalus, they remain beyond reach of this majestic and mythic man. “Sci-fi fantasy is such a wonderful theme,” Matuck mentions. “It can be taken literally and figuratively, and I like to think outside the box.” Keenan Cassidy adds his own unique touch to the show. “Tobor” is a mixed-media piece painted over found wood, and nods at the great science-fiction film of 1954 of the same name. Here, a menacing, many-jointed blue mechanism of mayhem looms in the canvas as it hunts for its enemies. Summarizing the exhibit, Hansen concludes, “Everybody has been putting their own spin and signature on their pieces. I’m thrilled with the response and we’ve got a few new artists that haven’t shown in past shows.” The Dark World exhibit certainly does not disappoint and will fulfill those who delve into such fantastical realms. The Dark World Gallery, 179 Grafton St., Worcester. Opening reception: May 7, 7-10 p.m.


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and the corner, how far away from the corner my body is, how I can fit in a corner.” Sasaki will not be performing, instead allowing the physical art to act as a documentation of performance. Rose Esson-Dawson is presenting her vision in ceramic. Graduating from the

Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 was her gateway to Worcester. One of her professors there, Tom O’Malley, is the program director at the WCC, and she wanted to continue studying under him after graduation. Her art explores memory, loss and impermanence, which she demonstrates with both functional and

purely aesthetic clay sculpture. “Our oldest artifacts are made from [clay],” Esson-Dawson says. “It has a potential to outlast not just the maker, but the zeitgeist.” Though many of her pieces would find themselves at home amongst ancient pottery, some are exquisitely modern: take, for instance, a clay bowl emblazoned with two people in gas masks. In the last six months, Esson-Dawson created an installation in her hometown of Westport, that will be transported to Worcester for Salient Point. This piece is about “the impermanence of memory” and was inspired by stories from survivors— including family members—of the 1938 hurricane. Esson-Dawson may be displaying more functional works as well. Salient Point is not just an opportunity for these five artists to show Worcester what they’re made of, but a rare opportunity for the community to experience the world of modern crafts.

The show’s two-and-a-half week run includes an opening reception on May 12 and an “artist talk” on the final day. These events are free and open to the public. The WCC’s focus is not only on education for its residents who have blossomed in their past year at the center, but also on what the community stands to gain through a thriving community of artists and art appreciators. Salient Point will be showing from May 5 through May 23 at the Krikorian Gallery at the Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Rd., Worcester. For more info, call 508-753-8183 or visit

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Vikings in space prove surprisingly entertaining Thor

Grade: B

David Wildman

If you grew up reading comic books, the bar for your suspension of disbelief is already set distressingly low. In fact, your criteria for judging something as credible is likely based on how it adheres to a bunch of factors that the uninitiated would consider complete nonsense. Like: “Wait this is totally not believable, Thor’s supposed to be banished to Alternative Earth by the Zitherheads to serve Megalon the Planet Destroying Robot.” Whereas, those of us blissfully unaware of such things might point to logical inconsistencies like: “If the dude’s hammer is so heavy that no force on Earth can lift it, yet he picks the thing up because he’s super strong, how then is he able to fly through the air with it? How did the heaviest thing on Earth suddenly become weightless?” The answer is because it’s a magical hammer, you dolt. Comics – in an attempt to draw in a much wider cinematic audience than their initial paper form ever would have – are forced to perform at a higher level of fiction. Not only must they convince us visually through vivid computer graphics that said dude and aforementioned magic hammer can fly through the atmosphere and out into space, we must also relate to this impossible character as a real person for a period of at least 90 minutes. So far I have to say the people at Marvel have been pulling off the hardware but coming up somewhat short on the human element. Whereas casting Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man was a brilliant stroke that gave the character instant personality, Edward Norton as The Hulk and Tobey Maguire as Spiderman never cut it for me. Now we have Chris Hemsworth as Thor, the towering, bearded, arrogant, pugilistic hunk from another planet, whose

presence is pretty generic indeed. We also have the reliably fetching Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, the brainy astrophysicist love interest, and Anthony Hopkins taking a break from portraying cannibals and werewolves as big pappa Odin. Plus, seemingly almost as a joke, Shakespeare master Kenneth Branagh directs it. Okay, but what’s up with this whole Vikings in space thing? Basically, when Stan Lee was creating this character back in the early 1960’s it probably seemed cool and easy to take gods from Norse mythology, complete with beards, pointy helmets, spears and so forth, and put them on their own planet. A magical planet. It’s a cross-pollination of science fiction and fantasy genres. It’s also pretty goddamn silly. Not to mention black metal bands and Klingons have poisoned these waters by now. But there I go, critiquing the source material and not the production. Given the ridiculousness of the premise, did it work as a film? Reluctantly I’d have to answer, well, yes-ish. The scenes of Thor getting denied the throne, gathering his comrades into their ancient teleport device and battling the planet of ice monsters was a sturdy spectacle and really quite well done, although Thor himself was annoying. Later when he’s banished to Earth, mellows and goes through his mandatory “your customs are strange to me” routine, he’s easier to take. It was just funny and warm enough not turn into farce. Portman and cohorts had an appealing gee-whiz ScoobyDoo-like vibe going, as the people from SHIELD confiscate her work and try to discover what Thor’s hammer, found in the middle of a crater, is all about. Then there’s a scene where a group of his alien friends show up on Earth, taking to the streets in full futuristic medieval garb, and all I could think of was the “what’s in your wallet?” commercials. Someone refers to them as “Xena, Jackie Chan and Robin Hood.” Funny stuff. In the end “Thor” is surprisingly entertaining all around, almost despite itself, long as you can give in and accept the utter ridiculousness of the whole thing.

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The restaurant space on 591 Park Ave has seen some turnover throughout the years, usually housing a fairly boring pizza or sandwich joint, with few that have ever successfully carved out a niche in the city. The current occupant, Wing It Up, awards itself the title of “Worcester’s Wing Masters,” with a logo that features a menacing looking, steroidrocking chicken reminiscent of the WWF, threateningly asking patrons: “Wanna piece of this?” The question may be

rhetorical, but without a doubt, Worcester chicken-wing lovers will not only want one piece from Wing It Up, but an entire order of its large, succulent wings and tasty sauces. Wing It Up is a carnivore’s ShangriLa, with 13 steak-and-cheese sub combinations, both on-the-bone wings and boneless chicken strips, more than a dozen chicken sandwiches, and then a few side orders of fries, rings and fried pickles to round out the menu. The emphasis, of course, is on chicken wings, which can be ordered in dozens of different ways, with nearly 40 sauces, from a few Buffalo-style sauces, to jalapeño ranch, and even one called “sweet & spicy plum.” It should not come as much of a surprise, but the menu does not feature many other items other than steak and chicken, so diners looking for a culinary adventure might want to stop elsewhere. I was hesitant to patronize Wing It Up: the exterior of the restaurant is sad, with a few small signs, neon lights dangled from the windows, and a hodge-podge mismatch of clichéd New England sports VOTED

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than made up for by its delicious boneless wings. The strips are large, fresh hunks of poultry doused in sauce: the “Red Head” sauce was an excellent, thick, vinegary Buffalo-style sauce that made me sweat at the time, but makes me salivate while writing about it later. A second sauce, Golden BBQ, was a sweet, thick sauce that was probably a mix of honey mustard and tangy barbeque sauce. This combo order, which came with a soda and an order of fries for $12 proved to be far too much food for me, but well worth the price. My co-diner was pleased with his slightly unorthodox Jumpin’ Jack steak and cheese, complete with barbeque sauce and bacon for $6.50. Pricing on the menu is reasonable, but odd, as combinations cannot be altered, but service was consistently quick and friendly. While it may not be any diner’s first choice for a romantic dinner in the city, Wing It Up is a steak-and-wing takeout paradise.

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photographs framed on the walls. This is, without a doubt, a no frills takeout joint, with a handful of utilitarian booths lining the interior, centered around a counter to place your order. On my first visit, I was disappointed by a Buffalochicken sandwich called “The Speedy Gonzalez,” which featured particularly bland pieces of not-so-hot Buffalo-chicken strips laid plainly in an 8-inch roll with a few onions, tomatoes, shredded lettuce, and blue-cheese dressing. On the other hand, the fries were long, thick hunks of potatoey-goodness, served piping hot with the sandwich. With a can of soda, the order came to about $8.50, which is a fair price, but I was hoping to be knocked off my feet by a delicious Buffalo-chicken sandwich, and I was disappointed. I returned to Wing It Up a second time, though, determined to sample both its boneless wings and one of its steak subs. Whatever may have been lacking in the Buffalo-chicken sandwich was more

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Kentucky Derby Party: Find your funky hat because The Citizen will be hosting a Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 7. Enjoy an evening out on the patio indulging in the Citizen’s julep bar serving up six different types, free food, and of course watching the big race! Be sure to dress your best because you will definitely want to impress the hatcontest judges. The Citizen, 1 Exchange Place, Worcester. 508-459-9090. Mother’s Day Brunch: Call it a Hallmark holiday, call it unnecessary, but let’s face it, it’s important to show your mother how much she means to you and what better way to do it than with a delicious brunch at the Leicester Country Club on Sunday, May 8. There will be plenty of food including a carving station featuring New York sirloin au poivre,


roasted breast of turkey and more. A breakfast station with pastries, applewood smoked bacon, buttermilk pancakes, and everything breakfast. And what meal is complete without dessert? Pull it all together with strawberry trifle and icecream sundaes. 9 a.m-12 p.m. Cost: $20/ adults, $13/children (3-10 years). Leicester Country Club, 1430 Main St., Leicester. 508-892-1390.

Mother’s Day Menu: Looking for chicken cacciatore, roasted salmon, goat cheese folded polenta, shrimp cocktail, and fresh-horseradish-crusted prime rib in a unique 17th-century mansion? Look no further than the Mother’s Day menu at The 1790 Restaurant on Sunday, May 8. Cost: $34/adults, $14/kids (14 and under), $5/kids (5 and under). 208 Turnpike Rd., Westborough. Reservations required, 508-366-1707. More Mother’s Day! Would you rather celebrate closer to home? Northworks Bar & Grille is your solution. It will be open on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8, from noon7 p.m. and will be featuring a variety

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Sweet T Southern Kitchen 35 Blackstone River Road, Worcester 508-756-0100 Sweet T Southern Kitchen brings a homemade southern venue of comfort to Worcester. On the back of freshly prepared recipes and classic southern ingredients, this new eatery may have carved out an up-and-coming niche that feels like home. Firewood Café 222 Chandler St., Worcester 508-459-2227 Want the casual comfort of a pizza joint with a little extra charm, where everything is homemade, and the menu is diverse and offers a few unexpected (and delicious!) surprises? Check out Firewood Café. With prices on par or better than most pizzerias, you’ll also appreciate the value. Sonoma Restaurant 206 Worcester Road, Princeton 978-464-5775 If you’re looking for an exceptional dining experience, take the drive to Sonoma Restaurant in Princeton. Its amazing cuisine and excellent service will make anyone feel special. It won’t be a cheap night out, but you’ll feel every dollar spent was worth it. West Boylston Seafood Company 321 West Boylston St., West Boylston 508-853-3655 Let’s start with what West Boylston Seafood doesn’t have: intimate

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atmosphere, cloth napkins, china, silverware, a menu or wine list. Absent the trappings of “fine dining,” there’s still abundant room in the world of hospitality for restaurants willing to keep a razor-sharp focus on convenience, quality and value. This is the niche of the neighborhood eateries — those places we often find ourselves most comfortable in and returning to.

Periwinkles & Giorgio’s Italian Pub Restaurant 892 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-9705 The cuisine could be termed “elaborate pub.” It draws heavily from traditional American and is bolstered by a scattering of ethnic inspired specials. I departed Periwinkles & Giorgio’s Italian Pub Restaurant pleased with the service and value we received. And I found their cuisine to be a cut above the rest.

Shiraz Armenian Cuisine 259 Park Ave., Worcester 508-767-1639 Those familiar with Middle Eastern cuisine will feel right at home with this menu. For starters, try the combination plate appetizer with its generous portions of humus, babaganoosh and tabouleh. Each is isolated within a framework of grape leaves stuffed with rice filling; the combo is accompanied by a large basket of soft Syrian bread. At Shiraz Armenian Restaurant, we enjoyed quality home cooking that was present with pride. Plus, our waitress was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the cuisine she served. When one’s cooking is representative of a nation, there’s no room for shortcuts.

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Le Mirage 120 June St., Worcester 508-793-8558 Whether you’re looking for a cup o’ Joe to go, or authentic Italian and Mediterranean dishes to eat in, Le Mirage is the place. Cappuccino, latte, chai — hot or iced — salads, wraps, panini sandwiches. A great place for an afternoon coffee by the window. Open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Accepts credit cards. BYOB. Flying Rhino 278 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-757-1450 The Flying Rhino offers some of the finest, most exciting fare in town, in a dazzling, artful setting. Tremendous and unique recipes for salmon, lobster, beef, chicken, panini sandwiches and wraps; and attractive specials comprise the menu. Festive, sophisticated, and urbane — but casual — environment. Great wine and beer list. Maxwell Silverman’s Toolhouse 25 Union St., Worcester 508-755-1200 There’s an extensive menu with some imaginatively titled dishes, including ravioli delicato, veal Buena Vista and renegade sirloin, gourmet appetizers and a raw bar. What you get is gourmet cuisine, upscale service and industrial chic in a familiar city landmark.

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Its menu cites its “Best of Worcester” ranking, and compared to the other pizzas I’ve tried for this column, they seem to be holding it. A little

My husband and I ordered both its namesake pizza—The Pizza Works—and the Bill Blaines, because it sounded interesting. Additionally, we added a Greek salad. One thing we both noticed, and liked immediately, is the very focaccia-like crust. It had a good chew and held up to the generous amount of toppings on both pizzas without losing

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its flavor. Pizza Works also struck up a nice balance of toppings without overloading the pizza. The Works included hamburger, Italian sausage, pepperoni, fresh mushrooms, onion, bell

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peppers, and mozzarella. There was a welcomed bit of spice that distinguished the Italian sausage from the pepperoni, and each topping maintained its own flavor and texture. The Bill Blaines is a vegetarian pizza of garden burger, breaded eggplant, artichoke hearts and feta. Like the Pizza Works, it presented a nice balance of flavors and textures that still let you identify the different toppings. The Greek salad was also good. Though the lettuce was primarily just iceberg, there were plenty of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and just the right amount of feta. If you’re looking for a really good pizza and plenty of vegetarian options, definitely seek out Pizza Works.

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Soup du Jour Our own homemade soups .............. cup 2.95 bowl 3.50

Award Winning New England Clam Chowder Served on Friday ............................ cup 3.25 bowl 3.95

French Onion Soup Served on Saturday .................................. crock 3.95 Seafood Chowder Served on Saturday ...................... cup 3.75 bowl 4.50

Fresh Garden Salad ......................................... 3.25 Baked Stuffed Mushrooms Fresh mushrooms with our own special stuffing....... 6.95

Potato Skins

Scallops Gratinee Broiled and topped w/shredded cheese and gratin potatoes ......................................................... 15.95

Broiled Scallops Broiled with lemon butter and a sprinkle of bread crumbs ....................................................... 15.95

Shrimp Cocktail Onion Rings .............................................................. 5.95 French Fries .............................................................. 2.25 Sea Scallops Wrapped in Bacon .......................... 6.95 Wing Zings

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Prime Rib of Beef au Jus Regular cut ............................................................. 16.95

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Sirloin Steak a la Dijon Topped with a special mustard sauce ................... 16.95

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Fried Chicken Served with potato and cole slaw .......................... 9.95

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Shrimp Scampi Large shrimp sautéed with garlic butter served on rice or pasta .............................................................. 15.95

Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Sautéed chicken and broccoli in a creamy Alfredo sauce over fettuccine .................................................. 13.95

Blackened Chicken Alfredo

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Hot Dog ...................................................................... 3.95 Grilled Cheese Sandwich ...................................... 3.95

Blackened chicken in a creamy Alfredo sauce over fettuccine .................................................. 13.95


Chicken Pesto Alfredo Sautéed chicken in a creamy pesto Alfredo sauce over fettuccine ......................................................... 13.95

Fettuccine Alfredo .......................................... 11.95 Seafood Alfredo Lobster, scallops and shrimp in a creamy Alfredo sauce over fettuccine .................................................. 17.95

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Broiled with a pepper coating ............................. 16.95

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Duck a l’Orange

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Jumbo shrimp with a subtle tasting stuffing

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Fried seafood platter*.....................................16.95 Fried scallops* .................................................15.95 Fried shrimp* .........................................................14.95

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A delightful evening of Balinese music and dance featuring Professor Suasthi Bandem’s students and guest artists will be held on Friday, May 6, with Gamelan Gita Sari. These events always play to standingroom-only crowds, so make sure you come early. Free. 8-9:30 p.m. College of the Holy Cross: Brooks Concert Hall, 1 College St. 508-793-3490.

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Get ready for an evening infused with beauty, relaxation and art as Dzian Gallery hosts Ladies Night on May 5 from 7-10 p.m. Participating vendors will include: Tu-Moda offering new spring hairstyles and hair and face consultation; Jen Caron, licensed acupuncturist; Arbonne with Lisa Tee; Terry DiLiddo from Balance for Wellness demonstrating Energy Medicine; card readings by Claudia and Teri; Trans Vision Eyeware; Skin Spa with Allison will be giving skin consultations and makeovers; The Secret Society will be creating temporary tattoos; GoBare specializes in waxing, makeup, and eyelash extensions; plus free drawings, a silent-auction table, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The Dzian Gallery, 65 Water St.,


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through education, research and technology. $25$30. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The P. Brent Trottier Middle School, 49 Parkerville Rd., Southborough. necc.

One of the world’s favorite dance companies, Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater, returns to Worcester to show off the brilliant artistry and passionate energy that bring audiences around the globe to their feet night after night. On Wednesday, May 11, find out what makes this phenomenal company so special when you witness the incomparable sense of joy, freedom and spirit that the dancers and audiences share. Discover for yourself what millions of fans already know—you don’t just see an Ailey performance, you feel it. $28, $42, $52, and $62. 7:30-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-571-7469,

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At Ralphs Rock ’n’ Roll Flea Market! you can buy, sell or swap cool stuff at a cool place while listening to hot music. Stop by on Saturday, May 7, for music, food, bands and booze! Bands, playing noon to 5 p.m., feature Zack Slik, Eyewitness, Red Cloud, Tokyo Tramps, Roadhorse, Solstic Bears and Shirts + Skin. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-7539543.

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finishers in each age group (12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and up). $25. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Grafton Police Station, 28 Providence Road, Grafton. 508-839-5335, ext. 156 or grafton-ma. gov.

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The 22nd Annual Grafton Gazebo Road Race is a 5-mile, wheel-measured course along scenic roads and takes off on Saturday, May 7. The race begins at the Grafton Police Station and ends at the rear of the Grafton Municipal Center. Parking and restrooms are available. There are splits each mile, water stations and postrace refreshments. Trophies awarded to the top male and female winners, and to the top six

The Chamber Music Series at WAM with Peter Sulski (violin/viola) and Michelle Graveline (harpsichord) happens on Sunday, May 8. Listen to captivating live chamber music in the most elegant and intimate of settings—the Dutch galleries at the Worcester Art Museum. Experience a salon concert with outstanding musicians, surrounded by worldclass art. Meet the musicians and enjoy complimentary desserts after the concert. Sorry, children younger than 10 not admitted. Limited seating. Reservations required. 508 799-4406, x 3120 or karmenbogdesic@worcesterart. org. $10 Members, $20 nonmembers. 3-4:30 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, Dutch Galleries, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406.

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>Friday 6 The Lie, Age Of Punishment, Next To Nothing, Levity, Truth Ending Cycle. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-3048133. X-Cess Fridays. DJ Patrick Allen BLU Ultralounge & Nightclub, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or George Ley. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Combichrist / iVardensphere / Star Killer @ The Palladium (upstairs). Tickets $18 adv., $22 door. 7-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Courtney Lavoie & Friends Live. Featuring Jesse Garcia on Acoustic Guitar/Harmonica, Brendon Cunningham on Ukulele, & Critter on Djembe Free. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. Ed & Da Ve. BAND Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Sound Judgment. “Sound Judgment” is a Christian duo whose music spans folk, rock, bluegrass and rock n’ roll. 7-10 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658 or Seven Hills Symphony: Spring Concert. Free (donations accepted). 7:30-10 p.m. University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center - University Campus: Aaron Lazare Medical Research Building, 364 Plantation St. 617-824-0333 or find them

on facebook. Bill McCarthy Classic & Contemporary Acoustic Rock! Free. 8-11 p.m. Dunnys Tavern, 291 East Main St., East Brookfield, MA, East Brookfield. Family Business. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001. Gamelan Gita Sari. A delightful evening of Balinese music and dance featuring Professor Suasthi Bandem’s students and guest artists concludes each semester. These events always play to standing-room-only crowds, so make sure you come early. No admission charge. 8-9:30 p.m. College of the Holy Cross: Brooks Concert Hall, 1 College St. 508-793-3490. Joe Louis Walker w/ special guest Murali Coryell. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 8-11:30 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or tickets. Mike Moore. 8 p.m.-noon Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. Open Jukebox Night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Vegas Lounge, 36 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood. 781-769-1888. Charlie Dee & The Blues Doctrine And The Ned Lucas Band. Blues Rock Explosion $8. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on facebook. Sean Fullerton Live Acoustic Blues, Rock & Fingerstyle Guitar. 8-11 p.m. South Side Grille & Margarita Factory, 242 West Broadway, Gardner. 978-632-1057 or Soundtrack to Monday. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. The Swinging Steaks $12. 8-10:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of Princeton, United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 14 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-5414 or Touch 2 Much with Campfire Boogie. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Boomer Ballads with P.E. James. Come sing along to acoustic rock songs you know from the 50s, 60s, and 70s! Free. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Pepe’s Brick Oven, 274 Franklin St. 508-755-1978. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Flip Flops, 680 Main St., Holden. DJ Pete the Polock. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. DJs & Dance Bands. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cafe Destare, 320 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5734. Eisman Hunter Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1

Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Gypsy Romantique w/ The Infidel Castros!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. DJ B-LO. Lounge opens at 9:00 pm - Dance Club opens at 10:30 pm. Coat Room available with attendant. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Jason James & The Baystate Houserockers. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or On The Rocks!. Free 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Squire Whites Pub & Restaurant, 347 Greenwood St. 508-752-7544. MT’s 5yr Anniv. Show (Day 2) W/ Novembers Doom,Woods Of Ypres,Gwynbleidd. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Pete the Polak, DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Spitshine. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. The Drunken Uncles. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Allgos Sweets and Drinks, 58 Shrewsbury St. 508-304-7129. The McCrites. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/ Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. The Vivisectors with SPF-4. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. ‘Songs for Ceilidh’. Their name says it all: Ceilidh [Káy-Lee], a foot stomping, high energy party. In other words, a rip-roaring good time! No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or DJ/Dancing. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Overtime Tap, 50 Front St. 508757-0600 or Thinner with Little Big Wheel. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

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So you’ve worked your butt off all week and you are looking to have a fun weekend, you could A. watch that lame lifetime musical you DVR’d or you could B. hit the streets of Worcester for a night of dancing and jamming to the best live music around. If you picked B then dig out your dancing shoes and prepare yourself for one rockin’ weekend. Celebrate Thursday, Cinco de Mayo at Beatnik’s for the truly funkalicious new wave pop sound of the Cosby Sweaters. For some smooth jazz, it’s Café Destare in Leominster you’ll want to be for The Jazz Depot. Jim Devlin will be playing a unique blend of rock, blues, pop, folk and alternative at Cigar Masters, while acoustic expert Guy Bergeron will be strummin’ away at Irish Times. A true taste of California will be at the Hotel Vernon Ship Room when surfer tune group Captain Cat sails in. And don’t think they’re wannabes, singers Mike and Sam explain, “We play surf songs because...we’re surfers! (ok only 3 out of the 5 of us ACTUALLY surf).” Ralph’s regulars will be pleased to know that the Metal Thursday’s 5th Anniversary Show is back featuring metal bands Scaphism, Ipsissimus, Ravage, and Nocuous. And local favorite James Keyes will be at Vincent’s. Continue your weekend on Friday May 6 at the Palladium with electro, industrial, metal bands Combichrist, iVardensphere, and Starkiller. Bill McCarthy will sing the tunes of Paul Simon, Zevon, the Who, Van Morrison, and more at Dunny’s Tavern in East Brookfield. The Blue Plate Lounge in Holden will play host to Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies and you definitely don’t want to miss out on the one-of-a-kind lyrics of indie rock band Family Business at Tammany Hall. Blues fans unite because the Ned Lucas Band & Charley Dee and the Blues Doctrine will be teaming up for one bluesy show at Lucky Dog. Ned explains, “I wanted to give the Worcester Blues Community something special, a rafter rattlin’ blues music hall show in the funkiest music hall in town, The Lucky Dog.” Highpowered vocals and charismatic stage presence can be discovered at Classics Pub in Leominster when Soundtrack to Monday takes the stage. The Eisman Hunter Band will play at Cigar Masters while Gypsy Romantique w/The Infidel Castros will rockin’ out at Nick’s. Saturday nights are great nights to boogey down and on Saturday May 7 the Woo will be jammin.’ Dig out your dance shoes, you’ll need them when Soulstice, J.C. Young and Oh Hey Bear perform at Lucky Dog. Cover band No Alibi will have you on the dance floor at JJ’s Sports Bar & Grill and Powerplay will be bringin’ it at Club KasBar. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss solo artist Mike Tarara will be at Cigar Masters he is an amazing cover artist and he has created some pretty cool originals too! Hardcore band Dead Wrong will be performing at Hotel Vernon and French pop glam band Thomas Nola et Son Orchestra will be at Nick’s. Finish your weekend at Ralph’s with Township, Sound in Stone, Sonic Titan, and Bellows. M AY 5 , 2 0 1 1 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M


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Clutch Grabwell and Entrain! Best of all, proceeds from this event benefit the American Cancer Society Gardner-area Relay For Life. Visit our website for more information. 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wachusett Village Inn & Conference Center, Courtyard, 9 Village Inn Road, Westminster. 978-874-6556 or Worcester Jazz Jam. Jazz jam session for professionals and amateurs. Bring your Real Book! Free. 2-5 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800. Hye Spirit 2011. The program highlights Armenia’s unique history and culture including enactments of key Armenian historical events, various genres of music, songs, and dances (plus much more!) followed by a reception with a variety of Armenian foods. Free. 6-8 p.m. Armenian Church Of Our Saviour Cultural Center, 34 Boynton St. 508-754-9016. After Hours Live Music at The Rabbit Hole. The line-up includes extremely talented and exciting punk and ska bands: Survey Says! Mirrors The Longest Monday Threat Level Burgundy Admission Free. 7-10 p.m. Rabbit Hole (bookstore and more), 805 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-0040 or Broadway Music Concert to Benefit Autism. This exciting concert features vocalist and music therapist Alexis Ohanian Minot singing familiar Broadway tunes. Local singer/ songwriter Mark Hastings will be a featured guest, and children with autism will give heart-felt performances. The evening includes fun raffle items; an autographed Red Sox baseball by Dice K, an autographed Bruins hockey puck by Mark Savard and more! The event is geared for adults, but is family friendly. Come join us for a great evening of music and support children with autism! $15. 7-9 p.m. Algonquin Regional High School, 79 Bartlett St., Northborough.

508-393-0030. Bon Voyage Concert Germany-Bound. The Worcester State University Chorale presents its a cappella repertoire for the upcoming German concert tour, including music by Bruckner, Gjielo, Bach, Stainer, Biebl, Jenkins, Manhattan Transfer, Coldplay and others. For tickets and information call:508-929-8824 or email: Tickets are $12 for general admission and $7 for students and elders.. 8-10 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-929-8824. Carl Ayotte. 8 p.m.-noon Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. Dirty Deeds (AC/DC Tribute). Dirty Deeds (AC/DC Tribute) returns for another sold out show!!! $3 after 9:30pm (subject to change). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. High Strung. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Jon Lacouture. Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Brook’s Pub, Lincon st. Paul Della Valle Bluegrass Band. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. The Joshua Tree. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001. Acoustic Saturdays. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Johnny “Romance” Nickerson Acoustic Savoir-faire. no cover. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. RG Scooters Pub, 84 Lakefront St., Lunenburg. 978-348-2453. Soulstice, J.C. Young!, Oh Hey Bear. 3 amazing bands tonight! $6. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Bill McCarthy. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508366-6277.


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the Blues. 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Electric Youth: Past Present & Future Pops Concert. Electric Youth will perform at Mechanics Hall in Worcester at 6 p.m. Backed by an eight-piece band of Boston’s finest musicians, Electric Youth will bring their dynamic show to Mechanics Hall in Worcester in an effort to promote the performing arts and inspire the local youth. $10, $15, $20, $25. 6-9 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-0888 or Jennie Backstrom. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Cafe Destare, 320 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5734. Dancing with DJ Cisco. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mirabar, 35 Richmond St., Providence. 401-331-6761 or Live At Amsterdam Sunday’s. Musicians and poets

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Many items for sale. Baby grand piano $1495.00. Thomasville Formal Dining Room set, $6900.00. Minature Doll Furniture, Peacock tapestry, and much more. Paxton, MA. Call for details, M. Hopkins 508-868-3538

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where Quality still Matters. Valet Parking Attendants Needed. Work @ various locations in the Worcester Area. Full-time and Part-time positions available. BeneďŹ ts included for Full-time including medical and dental. Fun outdoor work with potential for advancement! Must drive standard. Customer Service experience is a plus. Between base+tips valets earn $11+ per hour. Call 877-455-5552 or visit employment

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Shopping for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day? Wayside Antiques in WE Boylston on rte 12 & 140 at the RR underpass has bargains for that special Lady. Pick from jewelry, Porcelaine including limoges, Beleek, Lenox, glass including depression, Waterford, furniture, Art and much more. Open daily 11-5 and Thurs. till 8 For that unique one of a kind item shop us for Mothers Day or other gift needs. call 508-8354690

FLEA MARKETS GRAFTON FLEA MARKET, Open every Sunday outdoor/indoor 7am-4pm. Acres of bargains, hundreds of vendors, 42nd season. Rte 140 Grafton/ Upton town line. Selling space 508-839-2217.


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Brody ran away from home on Sunday the 24th at 10PM. He was last seen running down South Street in BARRE in front of the High School. He is only 5 months old and about 40 lbs. We just adopted him last Saturday. He had retractable lead on and is petrified of loud noise and humans (men). Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve looked all along the roads and in the woods to no avail. If you have a garage, deck or other hiding spot he might be hiding there. He has a tendency to go to the nearest safe spot and stay there. If you could look in any garage, barn, deck, basement where he might have hidden away we would be grateful. 508769-0046

Advertising Works! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Brunelle and Sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landscaping has been advertising in the Central Mass ClassiďŹ eds of Worcester Mag for many years, and more recently in all of Holden Landmark Corp. publications. We continue to advertise weekly because of the increase in business that this advertising brings! The sales staff is friendly and mindful of our needs and changes of the season, and they are very easy to work with. Need Landscaping services? Call Brunelle and Sons at 508-775-1088. Need to promote your business? Call June at 508-755-1199 to advertise in the Central Mass ClassiďŹ eds. Thank you.â&#x20AC;?

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WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY MODERNIZATION/NEW DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority will receive sealed general bids for a new CCTV Surveillance System installation at Great Brook Valley until 2:00 p.m. on Monday May 26, 2011 at the office of the Worcester Housing Authority, Modernization/New Development Office, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened & read aloud. The project consists of the installation of a CCTV surveillance system, infrastructure, and associated main equipment. The major scope of work includes the addition of a new fiber optic backbone, a new main equipment room and new surveillance cameras at key locations throughout the Great Brook Valley Housing Development. Estimated construction cost is $650,000.00 All bids must conform with provisions of Mass. General Law, Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive and the Instruction to Bidders. The General Contractor must be DCAM certified in the Alarm Systems category and must submit a current DCAM Certificate of Eligibility and a signed update statement. Filed sub-bids will be taken for the following portions of the work: Electrical All such filed sub-bids shall be in the possession of the Worcester Housing Authority not later than 2:00 p.m. on May 19, 2011 at which time all bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Immediately following sub-bid opening the Worcester Housing Authority will mail to General Contractors on record, a list of subbidders not rejected by the Worcester Housing Authority, and the General Bidders excluded from using such bids, all in accordance with the provisions of Section 44A to 44L inclusive of Chapter 149 of the Mass. General Laws. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at noon on May 5th, 2011 at www. (may be viewed electronically and hardcopy requested) or at Nashoba Blue, Inc. at 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749 (978-568-1167). There is a refundable plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to BidDocsOnline Inc. Deposits must be electronically paid or must be a certified or cashiers check. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the awarding authority. Bidders requesting Contract documents be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40.00 per set for UPS Ground (or $65.00 per set for UPS overnight), payable to BidDocsOnline, to cover mailing costs. The contract documents may be seen, but not removed at: Nashoba Blue, Inc. 433 Main Street, Hudson, MA, 01749 (978-568-1167) F.W. Dodge, 34 Crosby Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730 (781-430-2011) Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092-2921 (Tel 203426-0450) Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the form of a bid bond, issued by a responsible surety company licensed to do business in Massachusetts, or a certified check , or a treasurer’s or cashier’s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority as follows; A. By bidders for General Contract in the amount of 5% of the bid price. B. By Sub-Bidders in the amount of 5% of the sub-bid price. Attention is called to the following: a. Provisions for Equal Employment Opportunity. b. Provisions for payment of not less than the minimum wages set forth in the Specifications. c. Provisions of Chapter 14, Acts of 1966, Imposing a Temporary Sales Tax, section 1, Subsection 6 (d) and (k) exempting the Authority from the operation of such a chapter; d. Requirement to furnish and pay for a Performance Bond and Labor and materials Bond as set forth in the Specifications. e.Insurance Certificate indicating coverage for public liability, property damage and workers compensation, in accordance with the contract requirements, must be filed by a successful bidder upon signing of the contract. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Non-Collusive Affidavit attached to the bid (2) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility (3) General Contractor Update Statement (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders Each Sub-Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Non-Collusive Affidavit attached to the bid (2) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility (3) Sub-Bidder Update Statement (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders A pre-bid conference will be held at 10 AM on Thursday May 11, 2011, at which time bidders will be invited to visit the project site(s) with the Engineer and a Worcester Housing Authority representative. Failure to attend or visit the premises shall be no defense in failure to perform contract terms. The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waiver any informality in the bidding if it is in the public interest to do so. No bid of a General Bidder shall be withdrawn, after opening thereof, prior to thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded, of the award of the general contract, without the consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. No bid of a Sub-Bidder shall be withdrawn, excluded, after award of the contract to the General Contractor without the consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. Worcester Housing Authority Roland G. Carlson, Chairperson 05/05, 05/12/2011

By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Daniel Quarelli f/k/a Daniel Q. Lodi to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated February 22, 2008 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 42469, Page 108 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 03:00 PM on May 26, 2011 at 8 Ellenwood Road, Millbury, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: The land in Millbury, in Worcester County, with the buildings thereon situated on the easterly side of Ellenwood Road, comprising lots numbered seventy-six (76) and seventyseven (77) on a plan of Liberty Heights, dated May 1919, recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 38, Plan 44, to which recorded plan reference may be had for a more particular description, said lots having a combined frontage of ninety-six (96) feet on the easterly side of said Ellenwood Road, and containing about 9280 square feet of land. For title see deed at Book 40611, Page 95. 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.




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John Mullaney We offer sailing and sailing instruction for ages 9 and up. Our offerings include a summer day camp, both junior and adult memberships, an afterschool program and a boat-rental program. We also partner with other organizations, so we can offer special programs for them.

kids spend a lot of time with, let’s just say, electronics, and they not only lose touch with nature and the environment, but they also have less appreciation for the physical side of their being. Some kids get some of that from sports, but for those for whom competitive play is not attractive, an activity like sailing gets them outside and developing their complete self.

Why do you think it is important for kids to come to your camps and learn how to sail?

Is there anything exciting in the future for RPCS?

Sailing is a healthy, outdoor, environmentally friendly form of exercise and recreation that happens to involve the practical application of both science and mathematics. We supervise our kids at all times, but we are not in the boats with them. So they have to learn to be responsible and to work with others. Kids love boats and the water and many of them figure out that it’s more fun if they learn a little bit about the science and try to work together. So the need comes first, and that’s a good learning environment.

Well, our recent growth has been exciting, and we are working hard to make sure that continues. But there is another development that could turn out to be very cool for us which is that the Kenneth Burns Bridge is being redesigned and will be rebuilt between now and 2014. The new design incorporates a slightly higher clearance to the water, and that means that we may be able to get our boats underneath. That opens up the whole south end of the lake for us to explore and that would be very cool!

What is the benefit for a large, urban city to have a sailing program?

How has RPCS grown since its founding?

What kinds of programs do you offer?

When I was a kid, I lived out of doors, and so did everyone. Now


Regatta Point Community Sailing has been a part of Worcester for more than half a century, providing safe boating and instruction through sailing programs for people of all ages. John Mullaney discovered RPCS in 2000 after bringing a group of kids from Y.O.U. Inc. to learn to sail. He was hooked. One year later, he was given the opportunity to run the place. We met up with Mullaney to talk about the importance of sailing, the Kenneth Burns Bridge, and RPCS’ battle with electronics.

in Boston, and I think there were about 10 boats. During the 70s and 80s, we grew to as many as 500 members. In 2001, that number had fallen to less than 100. But some children’s programs had been developed, and they began to be very popular. So last year, we had grown our adult program back to 200 members, junior program to 50 members, we had 300 kids in our camp, and 100 more in special programs. More than 100 kids took advantage of our scholarship program, which allows children to sail for whatever price they can afford.

How can community members and students become involved with the RPSC? Our motto is “sailing for all,” and we try to make it so that anyone and everyone can come down here, learn to sail, and have fun on the water. We work with other organizations like the Girl Scouts and Y.O.U. Inc. to put together special programs for their members. So, for anyone who is interested in sailing or learning to sail, I would say visit our website at and then come on down!

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