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Celtics fall behind 3 games to 1 to the Yankees of basketball, the Miami Heat. The world gets a little darker. -2 Progress made in city-municipal union talks, staving off some job losses projected in the City Manager’s budget. Maybe the city won’t be so crippled for FY 2012. +1 City council weighs tax deal for new St. Vincent cancer center at CitySquare. $9 million reasons to look at the details very, very carefully. +1 FBI offices return to Worcester. But they’ve really been here all along, probably following you despite your friends telling you that you’re paranoid. +1 Massachusetts delegation jumps on $845 million in high speed rail funds rejected by Florida, which will improve Amtrak service between Massachusetts, Maine and Connecticut. All aboard. +2 Celebrating the skeleton WPI “tops off” new sports facility with last iron beam. The building will open August 2012. +1 WRTA partners up with MassRIDES and NuRide, a rewards program that earns riders points for commuting, carpooling or biking. Points can be “cashed in” for coupons and entertainment discounts. This gives “going green” a double meaning. +1 Union Hill Elementary School gets a library with help from Worcester Academy students. +5

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Assessing the assessors New group makes homeowners aware of assessments Jeremy Shulkin

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ach tax bill issued by the city to property owners has one aggregate number: the combined value of the land and the building on that land. That number is multiplied by the tax rate set by the city council. But breaking those numbers down further, there are literally hundreds of data elements that go into finding the value of a building or plot of land, ranging from the house’s condition to the neighborhood it’s in to upgrades the structure has seen in the past year. Aiding that, the city assesses houses based on the prior year’s average fairmarket-value home sales. So for Fiscal Year 2011 assessments, sale prices

between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009 apply. But it’s been a confusing year for Worcester residents as three factors converged in Fiscal Year 2010 that made property taxes fluctuate in unexpected ways: the city council voted to raise taxes to help pay for a $20 million street and sidewalk initiative, the housing market continued to lurch along and the city’s new assessor, William Ford, brought in new computer technology that the city stands behind as the most accurate measure of value ever done on local properties. Joan Crowell has never considered herself an activist, but the former realtor has found herself becoming more and more of a good-government

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advocate. Crowell says she noticed inconsistencies in assessments, especially on land values. Even though the deadline to file property-tax abatement with the city has passed, public meetings and days spent researching have started to take over her schedule. On May 4, 25 homeowners filled a College Hill Civic Association meeting to see her Power Point presentation on the city’s assessment practices. She’s even getting backing from Virginia Ryan, a potential District 1 city council candidate, who urged her to form a coalition. Dubbed Accurate Assessments on Worcester Real Estate, or AWARE,


{ citydesk } Crowell has also received some help from Bonnie Lund Johnson, a West Boylston resident who heads the Seven Hills Tea Party. “A lot of people get their tax bill in and they just pay it,” says Crowell, instead of questioning it. So Crowell spends hours on the city’s website looking at property maps and comparing a parcel’s assessed land value and assessed building value, and she says she’s finding inconsistencies. To date, she estimates that she’s found between 30 and 35 examples of parcels that have land assessments higher than nearby comparative plots. Her focus has been on the city’s penchant for assessing sub-divisible land. Homes built on a 14,000-squarefoot plot can be divided into two plots, so long as a theoretical second house could be built, and still have 7,000-square-feet of land and frontage on a road. The practice is perfectly legal and in accordance with state law. But Crowell says the city has a habit of assessing the undeveloped side of the

divided parcel at a higher value than the side with the building on it. “In many cases the secondary land has been assessed in excess of its fairmarket value,” Crowell wrote in an email to Worcester Mag. And, often there’s little account for topography or landscape. One subdivided parcel may have frontage and plenty of space, all warranting a higher assessment, but the landscape may be hilly or rocky and unsuitable for building on. The city, for its part, has defended its assessments. City Assessor William Ford has been in front of the city council twice to talk about the new assessing process and software, which functions like Google Maps on steroids, saying past assessing practices have overwhelmingly undervalued Worcester properties. There’s also been a lot of attention on dormers, and how much value a half dormer has versus a full dormer. Consensus from the city’s financial office has been that past

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practices have undervalued Worcester properties, and finally, the city has some accurate assessment numbers. As for the subdivided land, Ford and Zidelis say the range of value has to do with the amount of frontage each of the half parcels have. If one side has more frontage, even without a building on it, it has a higher value. But there’s acknowledgement that the new software had some bugs.

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“With the conversion to the new system, we did have some conversion problems. It isn’t running rampant,� says chief financial officer Thomas Zidelis, who adds the problems have been ironed out. And there’s promise that the accuracy for FY 2012 assessments will improve. State law mandates the city physically go and reappraise every property in Worcester every three years, but Worcester successfully delayed that until next year, claiming there wasn’t enough man-power to visit 48,000 properties in a year. Ford also says the Vision system will be updated with better topographical information. Crowell has found examples of oversights that don’t inspire much confidence. In 2010 she pointed out a .03 acre of land – “practically a postage stamp,� she calls it—at 299 Webster St. that the city had valued at $48,000. The city caught the error, reading about it in her “As I See It� column in the Telegram and Gazette, and re-assessed it for FY 2011, revaluing it at $1,700, a 96.5 percent reduction. Another favorite example of hers is the $10.6 million building in the Old Swedish Cemetery. The problem is there’s no such building. To remedy this, the city downgraded the land value, but moved the lost “revenue� onto the building’s value – that same building that still didn’t exist. Since that’s city-owned property, no one actually had to pay taxes on a building that doesn’t exist. Crowell says this is why tax bills should be broken down into their assorted parts. Residents have taken notice too. This year, 1,249 abatements were filed with the city, 300 of which were granted.

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continues to grow for city council elections as Gabe Rollins took out signature papers this week. The District 3 race, which already had two candidates, has a new intriguing name thrown into the mix: Dan Donahue, a former intern for Mayor Joe O’Brien and current employee of the Committee to Elect Tim Murray. He’s also the son of New England Regional Council of Carpenters organizer Jack Donahue.

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Tony Economou when a real estate practice was called into question in a Telegram and Gazette column. The incident spurring all this came out of action by Grace Ross’ Anti-Foreclosure Team. The group of about 10 activists arrived at Economou’s Shrewsbury St. RE/ MAX office looking for a list of foreclosed homes he posted a notice on, which told occupants “If you do not contact [Economou] immediately to arrange for removal of your personal property, any personal property remaining on the premises may be deemed abandoned and removed.” Economou wasn’t there for the confrontation, but later said, “[Fannie Mae] called me first then let me know what they want me to do…I’m just the messenger.” Fannie Mae didn’t return a request for comment, but the state’s Attorney General’s office took exception to the posting. A spokesman, after seeing the three pages said, “We don’t want to see homeowners confused, especially about the roof over their heads,” pointing out that in any foreclosure the bank still has to take the occupant to court to evict them…Another D1 candidate, Virginia Ryan, was among the crowd, but she denied knowing Economou’s involvement. “I didn’t know it was him, really,” she said.

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chambers Tuesday night as Phil Palmieri and Mike Germain held a mini-press conference explaining 1) Germain is running at-large this year, 2) the city council really does get along, and 3) tensions were high after the initial tobacco vote, leading to statements and actions that came from the heat of the moment. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being as passionate as we are,” said Palmieri. The two seemed amiable and without animosity, but one wonders if those “Mike Germain for District 2” bumper stickers spotted traveling up and down Shrewsbury St. – done independent of Germain’s campaign, we hear – will open old wounds.

WORCESTER FOR SENATE: Worcester must be on the minds of political advisors because for the second time in as many candidates it’s the favored campaign stop for announcing Democrats taking on Scott Brown. Following Alan Khazei’s visit the day after he announced, as of press time Newton Mayor Setti Warren is scheduled to appear in Worcester on Wednesday. Warren will tour Gateway Park.

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UNION STATION BLUES: During scrutiny of the Fiscal Year 2012 budget on Tuesday, councilors homed in on Union Station’s finances. Eleven years after it’s reopening the building still isn’t self-sufficient, with nearly half of its $876,000 operating costs coming out of the tax levy. Barbara Haller, Kate Toomey and Joe Petty all questioned what could be done to bring this down, but the city’s CFO Tom Zidelis said much of the revenue generated from parking fees still goes to paying off construction debt. “It will eventually be self-sufficient [but that’s] a couple of years away,” he said. STALLING OUT: A citizen petition brought to the council asked that the “transportation” aspect of the subcommittee on Public Service and Transportation be removed from that committee’s oversight and a new panel devoted solely to public transportation be created. Instead of the council taking that idea into account – or at least paying lip service to it and then dropping the idea at a later time – all but Rick Rushton voted against it on the spot. Yet, just minutes later DPW Commissioner Robert Moylan and Palmieri discussed at length how the city and state will address traffic from the CSX project. None of the ideas mentioned finding ways for people to take alternative modes of transportation. Pretty soon we’re going to hear councilors asking the city for reports on the economic spin-off of traffic jams, arguing that gridlock means more time for window shopping. Get your daily dose of Worcesteria items online at worcestermag.com/blogs/dailyworcesteria.


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t’s six o’clock in the morning, and I’m looking out my window. Guess what I see? How about the sun? Definitely one of the first signs that winter has skipped town and spring has arrived. Birds swooping to and fro, bees busily buzzing and bouncing from flower to flower sampling an assortment of pollen and the smell of life is in the air. Then it hits me, “What the heck is that smell?!” Gag, purge. Along with the smell of life comes the smell of death and decomposition, the Yin and the Yang. The rank breeze wafting from my neighbor’s compost pile has interrupted my early-morning reflections like an odorous Mr. Furley. Since my neighbor is usually out in the yard before I even awake from my slumber, I decide to casually make my way over there for further inspection. “Hi Crystal!” (All names have been changed to protect the cultivators of funk.) She smiles and nods, her hands wrist deep in the noxious culprit. I immediately cut to the chase, “What is that smell?” “A compost pile for my garden. Good way to get rid of egg shells, grass clippings and cardboard. I do this every spring.” Oh do tell! Thirty minutes later, and with her help and the EPA’s, I was able to provide the following information for my fellow Worcesterites looking to sow seeds and till the land, while recycling, reusing and reducing.

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Backyard Composting 1. Select a dry, shady spot near a water source for your compost pile or bin. 2. Before you add your brown and green materials, make sure larger pieces are chopped or shredded. 3. Cover your composting area with a six-inch layer of brown materials. 4. Add a three-inch layer of green materials and a little soil or finished compost. 5. Lightly mix the two layers above. 6. Top with a three-inch layer of brown materials, adding water until moist. 7. Turn your compost pile every week or two with a pitchfork to distribute air and moisture. Move the dry materials from the edges into the middle of the pile. Continue this practice until the pile does not re-heat much after turning. 8. Your compost will be ready in one to four months, but let the pile sit for two weeks before using. For more information about composting (or stimulating your neighbor’s sense of smell), check out Epa.Gov or contact Green Wizard directly at Info@TrashWizard.com.

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n my inaugural address on January 4th, 2010, I promised that I would work hard every day to encourage economic growth, improve schools, strengthen neighborhoods and bring new civic participation and accountability to local government. Over the last year, some talk show hosts and some columnists have repeatedly misled the public about my record, but with the help of Worcester’s appointed and elected officials I have been able to keep these promises. Over this past year and a half our City Council and School Committee have accomplished a great deal that often escapes the headlines, airways and blogs, but I think people need to know about it. On the economic development front, projects like City Square, Gateway II and the CSX freight yard have gotten off the drawing boards. We have more than a billion dollars of projects underway that are creating thousands of new jobs and adding new tax revenues. As Mayor I have continued to convene the Mayor’s Brownfield Roundtable to address Worcester’s long-standing Brownfield challenges. I have also started the Small Business Roundtable to better support our small business community. As promised, soon after taking office I convened a Mayor’s Task Force on Job Growth and Retention. This group developed a comprehensive agenda for economic growth and some of its recommendations have already been adopted. Because of this work I was persuaded to support a balanced approach to tax classification and this resulted in a small increase in residential property taxes in order to avoid dramatic increases on small business owners. This modest change cost the average residential owner $30 dollars per year, not the hundreds of dollars that some have claimed. In response to concerns about the conditions of our school buildings this year we approved a five-year, $30 million capital improvement plan that will make substantial repairs to our buildings and on technological improvements. We mobilized leaders from the community to redesign our underperforming schools and Worcester has five schools slated to become “innovation schools.” I also convened a special committee to work on addressing the challenges faced by our Latino students and we are one of only 19 cities in the country selected by the federal government as a “Promise Neighborhood” community. This past year, we also made some significant investments in our neighborhoods when the Council approved a $20 million plan to improve streets and sidewalks and we have allocated more than $10 million for improvements to our parks. I have restarted Mayor’s Walks and held more than 40 office hours at City Hall to encourage civic engagement. Last week we also launched the first ever Worcester Civic Academy, a four week program to build the civic capacity of community leaders. I have been an “active and engaged” Mayor and this at times annoys those who think the Mayor’s office should be ceremonial. I have taken on some tough issues, like supporting organized labor, and done things that are at times unpopular, like asking for a more open discussion of state revenues. This has at times irritated even some of my friends, but leadership is not about winning popularity contests or making pundits happy. Others can harp on what’s wrong in our city, but I am proud to say that Worcester is a great city and we are getting even better. M AY 1 2 , 2 0 1 1 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M

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t’s budget time in Worcester and once again the city is broke. Not because of the waste, inefficiency, overlap and mismanagement on both the city and school sides— and not because residential and commercial taxpayers are contributing too little to the city treasury. The city simply is paying too much for the health insurance of its personnel. And neither Romney nor “Obamacare” has provided relief. To cut costs, preserve jobs and maintain essential services, the city and school department are looking to shift much more of the healthinsurance burden onto the shoulders of their employees (and soon the retirees). Worcester could raise more revenue by tapping into its $10 million in available tax-levy capacity. But thankfully the city council has no appetite for a property-tax increase. Hey, they’re not stupid. It’s an election year and there are some capable and popular challengers running for the atlarge and district seats. In any case, to the delight of Worcester taxpayers, the city manager is turning to our public employees as a source of additional revenue. Because their wages and benefits account for well more than 80 percent of the entire city budget, our employees have become targets. And the bull’s eye is their health insurance. City Manager Mike O’Brien has developed a couple of less-costly health-insurance plans. They are similar to those offered to state employees through the Group Insurance Commission (GIC), but they’ll allow the city to retain local control. Although these Worcester plans might save employees money on premiums, they will cost them plenty in co-pays and deductibles when illness strikes.

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Now the city manager is using his right to force all nonunion employees on to these plans. And he expects all union employees to transition over through the collectivebargaining process. If the unions balk, it appears that the state legislature and governor are prepared to force them into the state’s GIC which, by all accounts, offers inferior healthinsurance plans. So expect our public employee unions to choose the lesser and local of the two insurance evils. In fact two smaller unions representing public-works clerical workers and police officials have already given blessings to the new Worcester health-insurance options. Getting the police officials to move into less-costly insurance plans and to pay an additional 5 percent of their health-insurance-premium costs was a coup for the city manager. Other unions are expected to follow suit soon. But the big and unyielding teachers union might be much more challenging. Approaching two years without a contract, the Educational Association of Worcester (EAW) is showing little interest in saving the city more money. Teachers have been doing that for years by providing school supplies at their own expense for their needy students. Also the EAW president of one year, Len Zalauskas, must deliver much more than higher healthinsurance costs for his membership if they are to ratify an agreement. I expect that, through collective bargaining, all of our unionized city employees will relent and purchase health insurance through one of the city’s new plans. If they don’t, jobs will be lost, essential services cut and more middle-class families will move out of the city. But at least their exodus will provide cheap homes for the newly hired city employees forced to live here by the city council’s residency requirement. A preview of what you’ll find online at worcestermag.com this week.

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Marguerite Cormier believes everyday should have a little holiday flair mixed in with the usual routine.

So when she sits down at the bar at Via for a lateafternoon sangria, it feels like everything is switching over to holiday time. But Cormier keeps her cell phone on the bar next to her glass. She answers all the calls for her janitorial business, and holiday or no holiday, she doesn’t want to miss a call from an existing client or a potential new account. Personal attention is a big part of Cormier’s business that she started not entirely by choice. “I was unemployable,” jokes Cormier who adds that she’s too much of a nonconformist for the corporate world. Cormier wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after high school, so she headed to Mount Wachusett Community College, where she picked up an associate’s degree in automotive technology. She loved it, but not enough to make motor oil and spark plugs her entire life. So she started a silk-screening business and pulled in $75,000 the first year. But she also spent a lot on T-shirts and ink. Even though she ended the year in the black, it wasn’t enough of a profit to plow ahead. While she was figuring out her next move, Cormier picked up a few jobs cleaning offices. “I don’t remember exactly how it happened, but I got the job to clean Planned Parenthood,” she recalls. Hauling away medical waste and mopping up exam rooms is a tough work that a lot of people might shy away from. But Cormier saw an opportunity for a lighton-its-feet company that would take on the heaviest of cleaning jobs, and everything clicked. “I realized I could make a lot more money cleaning than screening,” she says. That was 24 years ago, and Cormier now owns Brand-Nu Janitorial Service, a Worcester-based commercial, residential, and industrial cleaning company. Brand-Nu will clean almost any place that needs it, including hospital rooms, accident scenes and the homes of hoarders and shut-ins. Cormier compares cleaning to taking control of an environment and restoring it back to health. She loves the instant gratification of seeing a space go from dirty to clean, and she particularly enjoys owning her own company. Cormier runs Brand-Nu out of her home on Lake Quinsigamond, where she docks a small armada of power boats and Jet skis. Cleaning has been very, very good to Cormier. She has, of course, worked hard and smart. Like other women who have launched businesses in and around Worcester, Cormier has developed a unique management style based on her own experience and values. If there really is an economic recovery waiting in the wings, there’s a good chance companies like Brand Nu Janitorial will be the ones leading it. According to the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute, the U.S. economy will pick up 9.7 million new jobs by 2018, and more than half of those new paychecks will be signed by women who own small businesses.

Those numbers aren’t much of a surprise for anyone who watches small business trends. Women entrepreneurs have been on a roll for more than a decade. Last month, American Express OPEN, a small business resource network, reported that the number of women-owned businesses in Massachusetts has grown by 5 percent over the past five years, and by more than 30 percent since 1997. According to the American Express report, which is based on U.S. Census data, Massachusetts is home to roughly 187,000 small businesses owned by women. A string of studies have compared the motivations and experiences of men and women entrepreneurs, and much of that research has found more similarities

communities. For men, an ultimate achievement is going global; for women, the ultimate commitment is staying local. Even though those profiles are never cookie-cutter clear, Worcester women who own small businesses reflect many of those values. And according to the Guardian report, women business owners are changing the workplace by chipping away at the traditional “topdown, command-and-control” style of management and replacing it with a less hierarchical approach that generates more opportunities for workers and better service for customers. STEVEN KING

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than differences. Both men and women want to build wealth and security, and they enjoy independence and calling the shots. Men and women who launch their own businesses tend to be roughly the same age, about 40, and have equivalent educational backgrounds, and similar family circumstances although their roles are usually very different. But the studies also raise a number of differences in the way the sexes approach owning and operating a small business. Men often focus on growth and self promotion, while women place more emphasis on customer relationships and networking. Men often lead from the top and see their business in individual terms. Women manage from the middle and usually see their companies within the context of their

WORCESTER FIRST Cormier figures she could double or triple her bottom line if she was willing to travel. But she’s not. She sticks to jobs in and around Worcester so she can monitor the cleaning and step in immediately to solve any unanticipated problems. Her goal has been to develop long-term relationships with local customers instead of filling the work week with quick, turn-over jobs. Customer relationships are also the foundation for

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Beverly Ricciadone’s business, Streaks Hair Designs, a pretty salon tucked on the second floor of a building on Grove Street. Some people might not know Streaks is up there, but Ricciadone’s customers have no trouble finding her; they have been following her for decades. Ricciadone initially thought haircuts and perms would be a good way to earn some money to buy a car, rent an apartment and pay for college. But she discovered she really enjoyed the job, and decided to stick with it. Ricciadone grew up with the idea that once you turned 18, you were supposed to be employed and self-sufficient. Hard work and independence were part of a natural progression. She worked in another salon for several years, when a space for her own shop opened up. “I felt the need to change, and I wanted a place to hang my hat,” she recalls. “I loved the guy I worked for, but he told me, ‘You are fearless,’ and that I should have my own place.” So at 27, Ricciadone borrowed $6,000 from a local bank and dove into business. “It came to me easily,” she says adding that, even though it was the ’90s and not all that long ago, it was still a lot simpler to get a business off the ground. Her long and successful run seems tied to her relationships with customers and the responsibility she feels toward them. “When women come here, I want to make them feel special,” she says. “I can tell no one listens to them at home. How many times do you go somewhere to feel special?” Other Worcester business women agree that building personal relationships with both customers and other businesses is a key aspect of running a small business. For Elizabeth Hughes, who has owned the Futon Company on Highland Street since 2003, being in business is all about building a local economy. Hughes belongs to Worcester Local First, a network of small independent businesses that touts

Leah Long left a job teaching at-risk kids at Westborough State Hospital to open Alexis Grace.

Beverly Ricciadone’s business, Streaks Hair Designs, is tucked away on the second floor on Grove Street.

the benefits of buying local. For years, that message has resonated with local customers who were willing to spend a little more for quality and customer service from the friendly face down the street. But with the price of gas and groceries inching up every day, it’s harder to sell the buy-local ethos. “Business slowed way down for awhile,” says Hughes. “It’s picking up a little, but what I see now is that people are consuming differently. They just aren’t

spending money as easily and as quickly.” Hughes is happy to spend more time with customers who’ll make three or four visits to the shop before they take the plunge and order a futon. What is troubling is when customers give up on local business and head to big-box discount stores. Word-of-mouth referrals have helped stem some of those loses, but business isn’t what it was 10 years ago, when Hughes first started thinking about buying

the business. Hughes, who considered herself first and foremost an artist, had a taste of entrepreneurship when she and a friend ran Blackstone Trading Company, an arts, crafts and jewelry business that operated out of a portable kiosk set up every day at Union Square. “It was a lot of work, but it was good honest work,” she says. “And I got a feel for running a business.” A lot of women take small, low-risk steps into the business world before deciding to open their own shop or company. Diane MacDonald who owns Tatnuck Bead Company says she dabbled in the home-party circuit selling crafts before considering a full-blown business. Other women get their entrepreneurial feet wet on eBay or Etsy, a similar online marketplace that features handcrafted and vintage items. After working the kiosk, Hughes decided opening her own business was the way to go. She had already been working at the Futon Company for a couple of years and felt she had hit a ceiling. “It was either buy the business or go open my own,” she says. But the former owner of the Futon Company was ready to sell, and Hughes, who was ready to buy, maxed out a credit card to pay for her first round of inventory. continued on page 16

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“It was scary,” she says. “It was the most money I had ever owed.” Back when banks actually loaned money for start-ups, studies found that one of the biggest differences between male and female entrepreneurs was their approach to financing. Men often put on their best suit and headed to a local bank with a business plan tucked under their arm and a carefully composed request for a loan in their head. Women, on the other hand, borrowed on credit cards, cashed in retirement accounts, drained their savings and if they still needed a loan they often turned first to family, friends and partners. Some studies suggest the ability to scrape together resources and self fund a start-up gave women entrepreneurs an edge over the past decade, and put them in a much better position to weather the 2008 economic collapse. But Hughes has also been also been quick to spot new opportunities. Over the years, she has expanded the Futon Company’s stock to include unusual lines of home décor items. And her strategy to use the shop as a gallery that showcases the work of local artists has been so successful that a trip to the Futon Company is now a regular Worcester event. For Hughes, the art shows are just

one way of putting Worcester Local First principles into practice. She’s also always ready with a good word and directions to other local businesses. “I send people to other shops, I have business cards for other businesses that I hand out, and those people send customers to me,” she says. “You become kind of a resource because you know other people in small business.” Hughes sees a lot of challenges in Worcester, and she thinks the city might be able to solve some of its problems by building on the Worcester Local First foundation. “It’s an important concept to me,” she says. “I put my eggs in that basket.”

STARTING OVER Networking is one of the tools that Ivette Olmeda stresses at Worcester’s Center for Women and Enterprise. Funded by the Small Business Administration, the CWE offers classes, consulting

and other resources for women who want to start a business. “We try to empower women through networking,” says Olmeda. “I always tell women to find mentors. Look for women who are successful and interview three of them. You’ll take away so much.” A lot of Olmeda’s work involves helping them sort through the opportunities and hurdles of different business proposals “I encourage people to really think about their product or service, if there’s a demand for it, and who their target clients are,” she says. Lately, a steady stream of older women have been coming through Olmeda’s door. “I’ve noticed a lot of them are unemployed,” she says. “They have spent 15 or 20 years at a corporation and were laid off. At that age, a job is tough to find and jobs at their old salaries aren’t there anymore.” So, Olmeda helps them explore opportunities to turn their experiences, talents and interests into a business. That’s exactly where Diane MacDonald found herself in 2000 when, after 24 years, Blue Cod Technologies downsized her out of a job. “I knew it was coming,” says MacDonald. “So I decided to take some

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time off.” MacDonald and her husband took some cross-country road trips to Washington, where they own a second home. On one of those trips, MacDonald, who is a big fan of sewing and other crafts, found and fell head-over-heels for a local bead shop. It occurred to MacDonald that despite all the art and artists in Worcester, there weren’t any shops in the city where people could buy beads. When she returned home, she found a storefront in Tatnuck Square, not far from her home, and started learning how to run a bead business. “We had a $50,000 budget, and we worked with a fellow we found through Bead Magazine, a wholesaler who advised us how to set up the shop,” says MacDonald. A lot of time and sweat also went into the interior of the shop, which was spruced up with paint, new carpets and used display cases. “The day we opened, we wondered if anyone would walk in,” recalls MacDonald. “A lot of people ended up popping in out of curiosity.” Not long after opening day, people were popping in to buy beads, take beading classes and throw beading birthday parties for kids. For the first few years, business was so good MacDonald opened satellite bead shops in Webster and Westborough. When they economy started to splinter, MacDonald figured the beading business would be spared. There aren’t many easy and creative outlets as affordable as beading. But MacDonald’s bead business was hit just as hard as other businesses. She has since closed a shop and scaled back the other two. “It’s been tough sledding for the past couple of years, and I don’t know if it will ever be as good as it was when we started,” she says. “It just hasn’t bounced back yet.” Still, MacDonald is hunkering down and waiting without a single regret. “Sometimes I see people drag their butts into the shop after work,” she says. “They are so tired, and I am so glad I’m not in a corporate job anymore.”

THE RIGHT TIME AND PLACE Some women-owned businesses do appear to be genuinely recession proof. At Streaks, customers have continued to faithfully book appointments over the past couple years. “That’s because people always want to look good no matter what,” says Ricciadone. Still, she knows some of her


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Elizabeth Hughes has owned the Futon Company on Highland Street since 2003.

customers are hurting, and she’s been offering discounts on different products. Wall Street hasn’t had much of an effect on Cormier’s cleaning business either. People need clean offices, hospitals and homes no matter which direction the stock market is heading. But the one type of business that seems particularly well suited for the here and now is consignment and resale. Worcester actually has a consignment quarter in the Canal District. Thanks to three shops, Alexis Grace, Blackstone Vignettes and Provenance, a walk around Harrison and Green streets can turn into an all-day adventure. Leah Long left a job teaching at-risk kids at Westborough State Hospital to open Alexis Grace, a consignment shop named after her two daughters. “I am a shopper,” says Long. “I’ve shopped consignment my whole life.” As a shopper, Long found that consignment was a way to buy designer and quality clothing and accessories at a fraction of the original cost. As an entrepreneur, consignment was a fast track to owning her own business. New

stock flows in steadily and there are no overhead costs. But Long sees her shop as a threeway win for her, the customers and the consigners. People who no longer have the cash to shop retail can splurge at Alexis Grace. “Right now we have prom dresses for $75 dollars or less,” says Long. “It’s with prom dresses and mother-of-the-bride dresses, things people wear once and forget about, that consignment makes the most sense.” Long loves helping out customers with a great deal and she’s equally pleased that consigners have the chance to earn some extra income. “If the money from a sale helps someone pay the light bill, that’s great,” she says. A few doors down from Alexis Grace is Blackstone Vignettes, a shop packed with vintage clothes, jewelry, art and other types of one-of-a-kind must haves. Dorrie Jean Maynard opened Blackstone Vignettes in 2009, but seasoned consignment shoppers know her from Treasures Unlimited, a shop she ran on

Highland Street for more than 10 years. Maynard learned all about vintage and antiques as a kid growing up in Rochester, N.Y. “My mom always had an antique store,” says Maynard. “I would traipse around with her going from antique stores to yard sales.” Maynard’s shop is some consignment mixed with some resale and some collections from other dealers. But no matter who’s selling it, if an item is on display at Blackstone Vignettes, it’s there because Maynard knows it’s in sync with the tastes and interests of her customers. “I know my customers, and I know how to stock the store,” she says. “It’s all a matter of cultivating your customers.” Unlike Alexis Grace, Blackstone Vignettes isn’t a place for practical purchases. It’s a place for treasure hunting for affordable indulgences. For Maynard, the consignment trend is fueled not only by the lousy economy but also by the push for leaner and greener lifestyles. “It’s all about reuse, reduce and recycle,” she says. “People are scaling back and getting rid of a lot of things they don’t need.” The third consignment shop in the neighborhood, Provenance, is a furniture consignment store with an entirely different approach. Opened last October by Jane Smith, a former corporate humanresources professional turned small business owner, Provenance is a way to connect with and respect the past. The idea for the shop grew out of Smith’s personal experience of caring for her mother and aunt, both of whom died of terminal illnesses. Just when Smith thought the hardest part of this episode of her life was over, she realized she had two estates, two lifetimes of possessions that needed to be taken care of. Although it was difficult, Smith ended up donating a lot of things to charities. When she mentioned the experience to several other people, she realized dealing with the collections of furniture, dishes and other household items was a common problem for a lot of people. It can’t all be kept, yet it should just be tossed in the lap of the nearest charity. Provenance is Smith’s solution, her way to respectfully pass along things from the past. “It’s all about recycling and repurposing,” she says. “It’s where the past meets the present.” Provenance is a record of where an object originated, and its history of

ownership. Many but not all of the items on consignment at Smith’s shop have that record. Smith says the emotion and history in the stories written by consigners is stunning, and it certainly enriches the experience of buying a used coffee table. “In today’s society a lot of people are going into nursing homes and other longterm-care facilities,” says Smith. “This shop exists because they are asking to create their own provenance.” So far, Smith seems satisfied with her new role as a business owner. “When I was considering doing this it seemed to me a niche no one had tried to fill so I ventured forward,” she says. All three of the Canal District consignment shops support one another. Long says she is always on the phone to either Maynard or Smith with a question about an item and all three women are continually sending customers to the other two shops. And above and beyond their businesses, the consignment shops are adding another big push to the restoration of the neighborhood. A few miles east of Worcester, consignment is solving another problem for shoppers who are struggling to make ends meet. Cassandra Abrams was on maternity leave when she learned her favorite consignment store was closing down. Abrams, a bona fide member of 9 to 5 corporate America decided almost on the spot to take a dramatic lifestyle turn. Abrams quit her job as a claims processor and became the proud small business owner of Cutie Patuties, a continued on page 20

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children’s clothing consignment shop in Leominster. The change came along with some instant benefits. “For the first few months, I was able to bring my daughter to work,” she says. “Owning my own business gave me the flexibility to spend time with her.” But almost immediately after that, Cutie Patuties started growing in leaps and

down sides to owning a business. She now has 19 employees and managing them can be a challenge. “Mostly it’s balancing our needs, the business’s needs and their needs,” she says. “It usually comes down to whether or not your personalities click. You need someone you can talk with and someone who can relate to people. You really can’t

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Diane MacDonald of Tatnuck Bead Company says she dabbled in the home-party circuit before considering a full-blown business. bounds. While consignment and resale clothing makes sense on every level, it makes ultra sense for clothing that the wearer sometimes outgrows before it can be worn a second time. Children’s consignment caught on in New England years before other types of consignment stores. Since Abrams took over in 1998, Cutie Patuties has grown to become the largest children’s consignment store in New England. The store has spawned two new and separate consignment shops: Q-teens, clothes for young adults and Cutiques, ECT and a furniture and home décor store. Abrams says the concept of consignment is growing in fashion. “The economy has helped bring consignment to customers who have to seek alternative ways of providing clothes for their kids,” she says. Abrams still enjoys the treasure-hunt aspect that draws so many people into consignment shops. Finding something new and spectacular every day is fun, but it’s only one of the many things she’s discovered through being the boss of Cutie Patuties. “I love the opportunity of owning and growing my own business,” she says. “The other process I’ve been able to enjoy is I have customers who I know by name. I’ve seen their kids grow up.” But Abrams admits there are also some

train anyone for that.” The 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-week aspect of owning a business has also been hard. “Having your own business means you are never really off,” she says. “You’re always working.” Abrams isn’t sure about what comes next. The idea of franchising has some appeal. “We’ve taken the lumps and bruises to see what it takes to make this work,” she says. “The opportunity for growth is there.” As for owning a business, Abrams says she would encourage women who might be mulling it over to thoroughly research everything first. “I naively went into this with a gut feeling and thank goodness it worked out,” she says, adding she had the advantages of a great family-support system and a business background. “Owning your own business is a great experience but not something you can go into lightly; I don’t think it’s right for everyone. You really need to have the drive to do it,” she says. “But my bigger take away from the whole experience is if you believe in it, just do it.”


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Women in all their sundry guises are stunningly portrayed by an incomparable array of French artists in the Worcester Art Museum’s latest exhibit The Debut of the Modern French Woman. From Degas, Morisot, and Mucha to Cassatt, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin, the show depicts the shift of women from the 18th through the 19th centuries, paintings and drawings gleaned from their vast collection of consummate works. These masters, and many more, are represented in the more than 50 works on display. Nancy Burns, curator of the exhibit, says that intuition played a part in devising such a show. “As I sifted through our huge storehouses of work, I noticed the striking variances of women in art during these centuries and thought that the material would enlighten patrons to the monumental changes and roles of women within this time frame.” The exhibit features paintings as well as works on paper such as pastels, drawings, graphic art, illustration and watercolors. During the 18th century, women were usually portrayed as sweet and demure, delicate and virtuous creatures, placed in pastoral settings, or as flirtatious femme fatales in finery, coquettish and objects of exquisite beauty. The leading painters of the 18th century were Jean Honoré Fragonard, François Boucher, and Jean-Antoine Watteau, as well as lesser known artists such as Louis-

Marin Bonnet and CharlesAntoine Coypel. “The Pleasures of Education,” an engraving by Bonnet created in 1777, epitomizes a woman of this era. Here, the lavish, Rococo-styled work frames a woman dressed in the latest fashion punctuated by a magnificent coiffure. Adorned in silks and lace, she toys with a tiny dog that stands playfully upon a satin pillow. The elaborate decorative nature of the frame characterizes the opulence of the aristocracy, where well-heeled women spent hours in luxurious and idle comfort. The French style of painting can certainly be construed as a precursor to the Art Nouveau movement of the following century. “Portrait of Charlotte Philippine de Châtre du Cangé,” a pastel by Coypel, captures brilliantly the wealth and extravagance of the upper class. Known for his theatrical compositions, this pastel engages the viewer in a trompe l’œil, where a regal and brazenly self-assured woman gazes fixedly whilst bedecked in the trappings of furs, pearls and fine, softleathered gloves. She leans out a window, fanning herself with arms crossed, and a wry smile plays upon her lips, perhaps bemused at the wretched masses beneath her courtly status. With the advent of the 19th century, a seismic shift occurred in the development of women as they became more empowered in society, especially during the latter half the century. Paris, the City of Lights, was reborn under the guidance of Napoléan III and his trusted prefect, Baron Georges-Eugène Haussman. Together, they transformed Paris into the first truly modern city. Burns comments on this reconfiguration and its impact upon women of the time. With this incredible

re-design of Paris, it became the first capitalist city and ushered in a new category of people, the bourgeoisie, or middle class. “For the first time it allowed women to enter not only the workforce but to also have tremendous purchasing power,” says Burns. Long avenues populated with cafes and department stores gave women the opportunity to spend money, and gave them newfound freedoms. Lithographs such as “Backstage at the Opera,” by Paul Gavarni, highlights this explosive release from conventions. A performer, dressed in a diaphanous and garlanded shift, stands fetchingly as one exposed arm is absently poised upon the wall. Her other arm, cradled against her hip, accentuates her come-hither look as a dandy, seemingly taken aback by this provocatively sensual female, stares back. Exemplifying the incredible transmutation of the modern French woman is the poster for this exhibit, a work showcasing the extraordinary talent of Alphonse Mucha, who is considered to be the father of Art Nouveau. Here, in supreme and glorious triumph, is a woman wholly free from the constraints of the past. Created in 1896, at the cusp of yet another century, this femme fantastique positively exudes mastery of her femininity. With sensual, organic flowing locks, she languidly fondles a cigarette as smoke wafts through her voluminous tresses. Confident and cool, the modern French woman has certainly arrived. The Debut of the Modern French Woman at the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. Opening May 14 and runs through September 11. For more info, go to worcesterart.org or call 508-799-4406. M AY 1 2 , 2 0 1 1 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M

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Last Saturday night, The Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre is packed so full of second-hand embarrassment that it just might blow. Todd Darling stands in a trench coat under eight small track lights running a hand over his face, grimacing, as Jim Porter jovially prances about the pint-sized stage singing an old Irish ditty. Parents, right? But Darling and Porter are only pretend-related: they are the actors lending their talents to the roles of Charlie and Da, respectively, in Pilgrim Soul

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Pilgrim Soul Productions is a young theater company with four years-worth of shows under its belt. At the helm of the operation is director Matthew J. Carr, whose experience in theater has spanned decades. “I guess the idea of forming my own theater company had been percolating in my head for years,” Carr admits. “And finally, in 2007, my need to form a company and my interest in Irish literature, and theater specifically, bubbled to the surface.” The timing was just right, as the Ancient Hibernians had just taken over and renovated the space next to Fiddler’s Green, giving Carr the opportunity to snag performance space.

Carr gathered friends he had made throughout his career to bring his goal to fruition. Though the company is not made up of a consistent group of performers, many of the actors in “Da” are Pilgrim Soul veterans, including Darling. “Last year Matt gave me a small role, which I requested [to practice my Irish accent],” Darling says, “and he said ‘you did good and this would probably open up some doors for some larger roles.’ Go figure, the next year I get the role of my life.” Darling plays Charlie, a middle-aged man coping with the emotional fallout after his father’s death. His father, Da, is an uneducated gardener content with the simple things—a meager income, off-color jokes—in a way that his son will never be. Charlie’s emotions run the gamut from anger and resentment to devotion in a way that just clicks with audiences. Our parents infuriate us, but we love them still—all the while wondering, like Charlie, how we can ever repay them for what they’ve given us. Unable to reconcile his emotions, Charlie is haunted—literally—by his father and his childhood memories. “My goal in this role is to make sure that, for a very brief time, people hate Da, people cry for Da, and people laugh with [and at] Da,” Porter says. Porter, who is new to Pilgrim Soul Productions, found the role particularly poignant having experienced the pain of watching his mother experience dementia before her passing. As Da, he amuses as well as breaks hearts. According to Darling, Worcester is an ideal city for Irish theater because of the “strong connection” many of the audience members have to the culture. However, “Da” is a play about families first. “I’m interested in plays that tell a story about humanity,” Carr says. “Da” is one of five plays that Pilgrim Soul Productions puts on each year, two of which are staged at the Hibernian Centre, with the remaining at the Singh Performance Center in Whitinsville. Friday’s and Saturday’s shows begin at the Hibernian at 7:30 p.m., or you can catch the matinee on Sunday at 2 p.m. If you’ve ever had a love-hate relationship with a relative, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better show. Tickets are $15 and available at the door. To reserve, call 508-523-3773, 508799-7775, or e-mail jfrooney@charter. net or htfoley@charter.net. Tickets also available through Fiddler’s Green Pub at 508-792-3700. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St., Worcester.


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Ever since his early adolescence, Guertin found Abstract art exciting and, in his own words, “…it gave my youthful imagination another place to go and wonder. I would look for other paintings inside the abstract.” Now, years later, he commented once again on his craft. “I know I am painting well when without much thought the painting process just seems to flow together effortlessly with the results I’m looking for.”

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themselves on their blue-collar attitude toward folk music. Thibodeau explains that the band has “no real image, and no irony, just a bunch of guys who really love each other and love to play together.” It is refreshing in this day and age to hear a group of musicians who not only play cleverly varied Americana and folk but, do it with a positive attitude and with no room for pretense. The Bee’s Knees are a group of musical workhorses. “There are nights when we have played three-hour sets, and we look at each other and say, ‘Really? It felt like 10 minutes,” says Thibodeau. An eagerness to create and perform appealing music with an attitude that can’t be matched is a true testament to a new era of local folk music. The combination of music that is completely pleasing to the ear with a foot gently dabbling in the new and interesting is like a folk-born elixir for anyone who has loved this genre for years, but equally as engaging to someone who may be new to the scene. The band has won several local accolades over the years, releasing its full-length album “Long Before,” and its soon-to-be-released album “Harrison,” entirely through its own devices. That is not to say, however, that they have done this without support. In fact, the last several years since The Bee’s Knees’ original release have been a haze of expectancy for new material. You can name your own price for purchase of The Bee’s Knees’ highly anticipated second album, “Harrison,” online at Thebeeskneesmusic.bandcamp.com. Or catch the band at one of its upcoming hometown shows on Thursday, May 19, at the Worcester Art Museum or Friday, May 20, at Ralph’s Diner with western Massachusetts rockers Driftwood.

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If you think that the one thing the world has been missing is a gross-out comedy chick flick, then you’ve found your film. Call it “Excrement in the City.” Co-writer and lead actress Kristen Wiig proves chicks can pen screenplays that are just as crass and poop joke-prone as men. Ladies, now you too can laugh at protagonists who projectile vomit and suffer from hilarious diarrhea attacks. Congratulations, you’ve broken the taste barrier. Given this is a basic genre film but with a gender twist, and as such is derivative in unfortunate ways, the only truly important question is this: is “Bridesmaids” funny? And to that I have to answer, grudgingly, yes it is. There is no denying that I laughed a lot, that is, when I wasn’t cringing at the predictable plot, formulaic sitcom approach and onedimensional characters. The film opens with something of an innovation: funny sex. This is R rated humor taken to the limit. We see Wiig as Annie getting boned in a multitude of positions by Jon Hamm from “Mad Men,” an oblivious machine-like lover. Going for yucks as she’s battered around like she’s riding a mechanical bull, the affect is kind of like watching Lucille Ball get balled. Again, you’ve come a long way, baby. But instead of telling the vain, unfeeling jerk to take a hike, she acts like a doormat in the morning. He proceeds to kick her out like it’s a Rod Stewart song. And thus we learn that our reasonably attractive heroine has issues with self-image. Next there are a few warm bonding scenes between her and lifelong friend Lillian (Maya Rudolph). Annie is a failed bakery owner and her life is going down hill, just as Lillian’s is on the rise: her boyfriend has proposed. Annie is given the Maid of Honor task of putting together all the traditional bridal showers and so on. Turns out Lillian’s fiancé’s boss is rich, and his trophy wife Helen (Rose Byrne) is out to prove she’s a better friend to Lillian. Fold in a cast of characters as bridesmaids, each with an identifiable quirk: Wendi McLendon-Covey (“Reno: 911”) as Rita, a tired mom complaining about her

teenage sons cum-stained sheets, Melissa McCarthy as Megan, a hefty but selfconfidently aggressive weirdo who talks to dolphins and Ellie Kemper as Becca, a naïve newlywed. There’s also the late Jill Clayburgh as Annie’s lonely mom who goes to AA meetings even though she’s never had a drink. Annie’s obligatory love interest is an annoying quipping cartoon of an Irish cop (Chris O’Dowd). This is by far the weakest part of the whole thing, the jokes are forced and corny and the chemistry between the two nonexistent. The sitcom approach continues throughout as all these various groups of characters are thrown together in scenarios leading up to the wedding (a dress fitting, a food-poisoning vomit/ crapping scene, an aborted trip to Vegas) where in each case, Helen, the obligatory heavy, thwarts Annie’s attempts at bridal planning, causing disaster after disaster, until she eventually succeeds in usurping Annie’s Maid of Honor status. Oh my! Throughout all this, Wiig’s acting talents are borderline, and she sometimes seems bemused by own role, some scenes almost appear to be outtakes in which she breaks character. Beyond that very little that happens is a surprise. The whole thing culminates in the, once more, obligatory wedding scene, and Annie gets her man, although Meghan, the funniest and most original of the cookie-cutter characters, does take things in unexpected directions with her quirky antics. In the end you will probably laugh, especially if you are female, but you might not feel so good about it afterward.


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It was almost surreal: There I sat, an Irish-American completely ignorant of Mexican culture and cuisine, sitting in what felt like somebody’s kitchen, watching an episode of Arrasa Con Todo (Con K-Mart) on Univision – the Spanish-language equivalent of the (apparently) world-renowned game show “Supermarket Sweep.” Surrounded by Spanish speakers, sipping an iced drink made of fermented rice, I – a man usually accustomed to salted beef and Guinness – felt remarkably at home at La Tapatia, a tiny taqueria just minutes off I-495 in Marlborough. Despite feeling particularly out of place,

I can confidently say that La Tapatia has the best, most authentic Mexican food in central Massachusetts, with quality service, and rock-bottom prices. Dining alone at the short bar in the rear of the restaurant, I witnessed other diners order heaping, frosty mugs of Horchata, a pale white drink made from fermented rice, spiced with cinnamon, and served over ice. This sweet, almost-minty, refreshing beverage was a welcome respite from the spicy salsa that accompanied my order of chips. The tostada chips were oily and hot, lightly salted, and came with a deceptively large dish of homemade salsa, full of diced onions, tomatoes and cilantro, which proved to be one of the best salsas that I have ever enjoyed at any restaurant. At $2.50, the order of chips and salsa is a well proportioned and well priced primer for two people. The full dinner menu is a hefty catalog of authentic Mexican dishes, with a focus on affordable prices and large servings. I was tempted by soft-shelled tacos that were priced at $1.50 each, especially after noticing how pleasingly large and fresh they looked while being delivered to several of the diners around

me. Despite making eyes at a deliciouslooking enchilada covered in cheese, I ultimately settled on an old favorite of a burrito, passing on chicken and pork, and choosing grilled beef as my filler. As Arrasa Con Todo reached its thrilling crescendo – a mad dash through the Univision equivalent of Super Walmart – my beef burrito came delivered on a plate that was barely large enough to carry it. Cutting down the center of the burrito, heaps of Mexican rice flourished from the middle, with hot refried beans, cheese, and fresh lettuce delicately holding a filling of grilled shaved-steak. Given my paltry resume with authentic Mexican cuisine, I was hoping for sour cream, but the gooey refried beans kept the burritos contents together within a

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doughy and flavorful tortilla. Sadly, I was no match for this burrito, as its sheer size proved simply too large to finish after the chips and salsa – but for only $6.50, I did not feel any tinge of regret for not completely finishing my entrée. La Tapatia is a no frills, small restaurant, with barely more than 10 tables, scattered throughout two rooms, with a small bar in the rear that could seat about six. Additionally, there is no alcohol served and parking is strictly on-street. Though the setting and décor are typical for any small Mexican restaurant, the food and prices are anything but. Without a doubt, La Tapatia delivers the best, most authentic Mexican food in central Massachusetts: no caveats. While there may be a dozen Mexican-American taco joints sprouting up between the Burnside Fountain and Marlborough, La Tapatia is worth finding. If I have any advice, it is to put down the newspaper, hop on the highway for 15 minutes, and enjoy some of the best Mexican food around at tremendous prices. You will not be disappointed.

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The Corner Café 27 Main St., Sterling 978-422-0088 A little slice of the American pie, the Corner Café, in Sterling Center, offers basic diner fare at very low prices. Informal and chatty servers make for a nice experience, as do reliably prepared comfort foods. Da Lat 425 Park Ave., Worcester 508-753-6036 Da Lat is what living in a city is all about — access to interesting flavors and experiences. Already a source of pride for Worcester

residents for more than a decade, Da Lat serves authentic and wonderfully prepared Vietnamese cuisine. The prices can’t be beat and the food is first-rate. BYOB. Wright’s Chicken Farm 84 Inman Road, Harrisville, R.I. 401-765-5745 wrightsfarm.com If you like chicken — I mean, really like chicken, and you don’t mind family-style dining, then Wright’s Farm is worth a try. It’s a fun and unique dining experience with a lot of bang for the buck. The menu consists basically of all-you-can-eat-roasted chicken, French fries, salad, shells with sauce, and rolls. Bring a vanload or two of friends

in order to do Wright’s right. Viva Bene 144 Commercial St. Worcester 508-797-0007 shorahs.com Shorah’s, which closed its Foster Street home to make way for the growing Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, is back as Viva Bene. The warmly lit, subterranean room offers all the entrees one expects of Italian fine dining, and the service is professional and upscale. Theatre lovers will enjoy the special Foothills Theatre dinner and show packages. Brisa’s Tropical Restaurante 976-A Main St., Worcester 508-797-3900 If you’re looking for a cultural experience in Worcester, this is it. Unadorned, home-style Puerto Rican and Salvadoran cuisine is Brisa’s calling card. A convenient destination for Clark students, Brisa’s is one block down on Main Street. Brisa’s serves chicken, shrimp, lobster and beef dishes, but no booze. Santa Barbara Pub

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17 School St., Hudson 978-568-8719 Whether you are looking for something exotic or the comforting Portuguese food your mom used to make, you can find it at Santa Barbara. Dining at the Pub is like an unexpected foray to another country; a local gem yet to be discovered by visitors. The spotlight is on hearty seafood dishes, often in creative combinations. Joe, the gracious owner and cook, may come out to recommend an entrée and a bottle of fine Portuguese wine or share a recipe.

Hisa Japanese Restaurant 21 South St., Westboro 508-898-9262 Hisa, in Westboro center, is elegant and simple. A brisk but unhurried pace, fresh Japanese fare of beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables - and outstanding sushi - make for flavorful and light dining. Entrées are inexpensive and come with salad, rice, and miso soup.

Dante’s 421 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-791-1111 Dante’s most distinct characteristic is its facility; a quaint three-room floor of a home, it provides an intimate setting for their first-rate food. Dante’s menu isn’t particularly long or varied, but it is nonetheless compelling. Fourteen entrees — a mixed bag dominated by seafood, chicken and pasta, with a couple of pork dishes, and a 12-ounce sirloin — are offered. Additional choices include prime rib (Saturdays only) and daily specials. A full bar with lounge seating is available.

Kaboodle Pizzeria & Grille 152 Main St., Spencer 508-885-4884 Go for the great, sunny room overlooking the quaint Spencer Main Street. Go for the burgers, the interesting pizzas, and the reasonably priced entrees. Twenty or so tables in a wide-open room with a California-style kitchen make a good spot for a casual lunch, an intimate date, or a big celebration.

1790 Restaurant and Tavern 206 Boston-Worcester Tpke. (Rte. 9), Westboro 508-366-1707 bergsons1790.com The 1790 Restaurant and Tavern lets diners sample the atmosphere of this historic venue, and taste the preparations of the 1790’s excellent kitchen without breaking the bank. Highlights include a vintage interior with tables to seat 40-50; live piano music Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10; and Sundays, 5-8; a distinguished wine list; and a pared-down version of their popular menu, offering 11 entrees. Ciao Bella 402 Grove St., Worcester

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skate for charity

A benefit will be held on May 15 from 5-8 p.m. at Skylite Roller Skating Center for a Worcester family of six displaced by fire. This single mother with five sons could use your help, so come on out, skate, have fun and pull together for a family in need. Donations of boy clothing (from size 10 to men’s 34), household, personal hygiene or school supplies welcome. Raffles, entertainment and community fun. For more information, email Satyrah@gmail. com. Skylite is located at 648 Park Ave., Worcester.

dogfather

The Dogfather will be hosting his first hotdog-eating contest to benefit The Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester on Saturday, May 14, 2 p.m. at 84 Holden St. in Worcester, at the corner of Shore Drive and Holden Street. Spectator admission and parking is free. For a $10 donation, which will go to the church, participants will have 15 minutes to eat as many chili dogs as they can. First prize is one year’s worth of FREE hotdogs at The Dogfather hotdog truck. Details at facebook.com/ worcesterhotdog. Additional prizes and raffles will also be available to raise funds for the church. Polar Beverages will be on hand with a sampling booth.

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Drop in and try out the new paddle boats during the Paddle on Salisbury Pond event on Sunday, May 15. Thanks to a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, canoes and kayaks will be available for the afternoon. For more information and to register, call 508-753-6087. Free. 1-4 p.m. Institute Park, Salisbury St. and Park Ave.

clothing swap

Fashion-hungry locals can swap their antiques, art, designer clothing and vintage items for new-to-them items for just $5 during the The Canal District Clothing Swap & Shop on Saturday, May 14. Opening the doors to 138 Green St. (Crompton Place), participants can drop off a bag of gently-loved items from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., where they will receive a self-guided tour map of the Canal District, featuring a map of all the new boutiques and area restaurants that are offering special deals for swap participants. At 2 p.m. sharp, the swap will begin, and participants can fill up a bag with fun new finds –

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though it’s typically a mad dash for the best stuff, often compared to the famous “Running of the Brides.” All items leftover at the end of the swap will be donated to Goodwill of Massachusetts in Worcester. Event hosted by Amy Chase, a Worcester native and Fashion Director at Swap.com, a Boston-based company that is leading the swap movement both online and in communities around the world.

young heart

Young@Heart is Alive and Well on Sunday, May 15, over at Mechanics Hall. Young@Heart is the internationally renowned choral group from Northampton, whose members are in their 70s, 80s and older. What makes them different and entertaining is they sing rock ’n roll with a live band. The members defy stereotypes of older seniors with their incredibly active and vibrant life. youngatheartchorus.com. $25, $50 and $100 (includes High Tea with the Chorus after the concert). 2-4 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-755-3101 or mechanicshall.org.

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Pernet Family Health Service cordially invites you to a Fashion Show and Dinner “Fashion with a Mission” on Monday, May 16, featuring Ike’s Den. Donation to benefit Pernet Family Health Service: A Mission of the Little Sisters of the Assumption. $50. 5-9 p.m. Periwinkles Bar & Grille, 917 Southbridge St., Auburn. 508-7551228, pernetfamilyhealth.org.

american musical

The American musical defines our culture and is, in turn, defined by it. For many Americans, the show tune needs no introduction. Show tunes are everywhere! They are the standards we play at our weddings, the anthems we sing on the Fourth of July, the lullabies we murmur to our sleepy children. Experience A Tribute to

the American Musical on Wednesday, May 18, as a

compilation of pieces will be presented by the Burncoat Dancers – not to showcase the most hits, but rather to highlight an incredibly vast range of music that has been performed since the inception of the American Musical. $12, $18, and $24, 7-9 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-571-7469 or thehanovertheatre.org

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Looking for your big break in local film? 30 extras of diverse ethnic backgrounds are wanted between the ages of 18-30 for a scene in the upcoming indie horror and crime film entitled “Dead Giveaway” at a dance club to be shot on Sunday, May 15 from 2 to 8pm in Downtown Worcester. They are looking for fresh faced, up-and coming actors and actresses to appear as patrons and club staff (i.e. bouncers, bartenders, shot girls, waitresses, etc). No experience required other than you’re serious and looking to be on film! Dress to impress minus logos or trademarks. Pre-registration is required/closed set. This is an unpaid position but food and refreshments will be provided on set as well as copy of scene upon edited completion. Call Ben at 774-232-8313 or email at producerwriter@live.com for location and further information.

fire works

The Fire Works Annual Spring Open Studios will be held on Saturday, May 14. Come learn about the ceramics process as you watch the artists work in their studios and demonstrate their techniques. See the artists’ new spring work, all available for purchase. Free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sprinkler Factory, 1st Floor, 38 Harlow St. 508-752-0444 or find them on facebook.

dancing pug

The Dancing Gypsy and friends host a bellydance fundraiser to help support a worthy cause for a worthy and unique dog breed—the Pug—during Shimmies for

Pugs! Fundraiser for Pug Rescue Of New England on Sunday, May 15. PRoNE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that accepts, cares for and places abandoned and unwanted Pugs in all six New England states. As Pugs often come with health issues, they are saving the lives of dogs that would otherwise be abandoned or euthanized. The event’s line-up includes: 2-4 p.m., open dance and music jam, socializing, snacking; 4-5 p.m., Zills (Finger Cymbals) Bellydance Workshop with Dina; 5-7 p.m., Hafla Dance Party with Live Music; 7-9 p.m., dance performances to CD music; 9-10 p.m., wrap-up and thank yous. $10 suggested donation plus potluck dish. 2-10 p.m. Dancing Gypsy, 117 Main St., Spencer. 508-885-3639 or thedancinggypsy.com.


>Friday 13 Friday The 13th Massacre w/7 Minute Stagger, The Angels Share, Burns From Within, After Effect, Army Of None. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or find them on facebook. Top 40 Dance Night w/ DJ Fast Track. Club Gallery, 150 Point St., Providence. 401-751-7166. X-Cess Fridays. DJ Patrick Allen BLU Ultralounge & Nightclub, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or blu-nightclub.com. Colbie Caillat and Crystal Bowersox in concert. The Be Like Brit Benefit Concert featuring Colbie Caillat and American Idol Finalist, Crystal Bowersox. $150 Golden Circle are tickets within first 5 rows and include a meet and greet with Colbie Caillat and Crystal Bowersox $26.50, $36.50 and $150. 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Hanover Theater, 2 Southbridge St. 508-752-1045 or

hanovertheatre.com. Beatles For Sale the Tribute. Annual ACS Relay For Life held at the Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury. Please come out and support a great cause! 6-7:30 p.m. Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury. 508-841-1200. Rachel Douglas. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Hed Pe / Mushroomhead / Liven @ The Palladium. Tickets $20 adv., $22 door. 6:30-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. After Hours Live Music at The Rabbit Hole. After Hours at The Rabbit Hole Friday, May 13 · 7:00-10:00 For this After Hours show we have the very innovative sounds from the local scene. Great music is alive and well in the area. Alto Jeffro Terrible Sex Dread Madness Primacy Effect Free. 7-10 p.m. Rabbit Hole (bookstore and more), 805 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-0040 or therabbitholeusa.com. Bubble Heads. Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Celtic Revival. Rollicking Celtic fiddles mixed with Riverdance style Irish step dance and hilarious skits make up this high-energy Celtic Dance and Gospel production. All members of the family perform on several instruments and all contribute to the rich vocal harmonies and lively dance. 7-10 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658 or millchurch.org. Andy Cummings. 8 p.m.-noon Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. Bull Run Comedy with DJ Hazard & Mark Riccadonna. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 8-11:30 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-4254311 or tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com. Drive South. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Jazzed Up Trio live at Union Station. Featuring Mauro DePasquale vocals and piano, Joe D’Angelo bass and vocals, John Dollar on drums. Presenting Jazz Classics. Relax, dinning, dancing, cocktails, fine jazz. jazzedup.net No Cover Free Parking. 8-11:30 p.m. Luciano’s Cotton Club, 2 Washington Square. 508-755-6408. Open Jukebox Night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Vegas Lounge, 36 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood. 781-769-1888. The “Bubbleheads” roll into Greendale’s again! “It’s Frickin’ Free.” 8-11:59 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Trippin Through The 60’s w/Tom Yates. Tom Yates - guitar & vocals, Rick Maida - bass, Mike Avery - drums. free. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-3692373. Under Pressure. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. What The Funk, The Tribe & Elastic Waistband. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001. Hey Now Morris Fader, Sanveen, Numa Talk & In Like Lions. 6. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/heynowmorrisfader. Acoustic Nation. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Auntie Train Wreck!. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Squire Whites Pub & Restaurant, 347 Greenwood St. 508-752-7544. Bill McCarthy MySpace.com/BadClownProductions. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Admiral T. J. O’Briens, 407 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-2838. Celebrate Friday the 13th with The Midnight Creeps, Evil Streaks, The Egos, and The Parasites!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. 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. DPR & Rising Tribe. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Dubble D & The Khaos Junkies-LIVE. Classic Rock, Alternative & several originals 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Gas Light Cafe, 59 Schofield Ave., Dudley. 508-461-9981.

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Groove Street Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. I Love Fridays At Fusion with DJ B-LO. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. Live Bands Every Friday Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Squire Whites Pub & Restaurant, 347 Greenwood St. 508-752-7544 or squirewhites.com. Pete the Polak, DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Songs for Ceilidh. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. The Drunken Uncles. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Allgos Sweets and Drinks, 58 Shrewsbury St. 508-304-7129. Trina Vargas and The Bobby Gadoury Trio!. No Cover!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508753-4030. Live Music in the Pub: Terry Brennan. No Cover (Worcester Students Earn WOO Points). 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or terrybmusic.com. DJ/Dancing. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Overtime Tap, 50 Front St. 508757-0600 or overtimetap.com. The Doctors’ Fox. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

>Saturday 14 Hot Spot Music Night. Club Gallery, 150 Point St., Providence. 401-751-7166. NEGB B-day Bash w/Novation, Tester, White, Age Of End, P.A.W, The Reach, Blowza Magnet, Awesome Express, Switcheroo, Acrida. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. Student Concert - Recital. Student musicians of Pakachoag Music School perform for family and friends. Students of all ages and levels representing 10 different communities around Worcester play music for Organ (Saturday only), flute, violin, piano and cello (Sunday only). Reception follows the recital. Free. 1:30-2:45 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. 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. Holy Trinity Monastery Choir. The chants and hymns of Holy Trinity Monastery represent a confluence of unique styles of liturgical singing which developed in different locales across the vast reaches of Holy Russia. $12 members, $15 nonmembers. 4-5:30 p.m. Museum of Russian Icons, Upper Level South Gallery, 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000, ext. 17 or museumofrussianicons.org. A Fun Night For Darlene Gilmore LaBonne. $20 includes Chicken Dinner and New Bay Colony. 5:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1385 Uxbridge, 13 Cross Road, Uxbridge. 508-278-7540 or find them on facebook. Break Through Music presents Warped Tour Series Round 2 @ the Palladium (upstairs). Tickets $10 adv.. 6-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. 5 Star Concert Series: Elliot Steger and Friends. Non-Members $22, Members $20, Students $16. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-8696111, ext. 124. Sean Fullerton W/ Tom Gilmartin. 7-11 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405 or seanfullertonmusic.net. Grass Roots Welcomes Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. Come on down for a healthy dose of hot picking, soulful singing, great harmonies, and lots of fun. Doors open at 6:45. $12/$10 seniors/$5 students. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rockdale Congregational Church, 42 Fowler Road, Northbridge. 617-429-0347. Beatles For Sale - The Tribute. Dinner & a show! Dinner

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Ken Macy. 8 p.m.-noon Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 Central But there is one thing you can ALWAYS count on… a St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. spectacularly diverse music scene in Worcester every Open Jukebox Night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Vegas Lounge, 36 weekend. Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood. 781-769-1888. On Thursday May 12, Beatnik’s will be Still Aggravated. $3 after 9:30pm (subject to change). 8 reintroducing Ukulele Thursday, so stop by for some sick strummin’. Ultimate 80’s tribute band, Flock of A-holes will p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. be jamming alongside Nirvana tribute band, Nervana and Under Pressure. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., rock band Breathing the Void at Lucky Dog Music Leominster. 978-537-7750. Hall. Local favorite Andy Cummings will take the stage at Acoustic Saturdays. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Cigar Masters. Finish off the evening in Northborough at Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. the Texas BBQ Company for an acoustic serenade from The Groove Devils - Delivering Red Hot R&B, Blues Guy Bergeron. Don’t be too afraid to go out on Friday May 13 because & More!. Delivering! A Night of R&B, Blues, West Coast Jump, Swing, Chicago to Texas, A Taste of Latin Grooves and More! Get you really don’t want to miss the mosh pit at the Palladium Your Groove On And Dance! A Fun Place With A Great Sound! with Hed Pe, Mushroomhead, and Liven. Looking to experiment with something new? Reid and Kenny, the musical Fabulous food, too! See you there! 8:30-11:30 p.m. Olde Post Office Pub, Route 140 & Ray Street, North, Grafton, MA, 1 Ray St., duo that makes up Elastic Waistband is just the solution North Grafton. and will be playing along side 508-839-6106. rock band The Tribe and What the KISS the Funk at Tammany Hall. tribute “KISS Powerpop band Hey Now, Morris FOREVER” Fader will be joining Sanveen, with guests Numa Talk & In Like Lions at CRUMB and Lucky Dog. Midnight Creeps, the Genre Evil Streaks, The Egos, and Whores. One The Parasites will be bringing of the finest KISS the danger back into rock n’ roll at bands you’ll ever Ralph’s. Reggae lovers rejoice, see here! 8. 8:30 Rising Tribe will be playing at p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Beatnik’s, while acoustic rock WIDOW SUNDAY Dog Music Hall, band Groove Street will be 89 Green St. rockin’ at JJ’s Bar and Grill. 508-363-1888 or fi nd them on facebook. If you go to Allgos Sweets and Drinks to hear The Auntie Trainwreck. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Admiral T. J. O’Briens, Drunken Uncles you’ll want to hit their website and 407 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-2838 or find them on facebook. request a song- they promise to learn it and play it for you! Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Big fan of the Great American Songbook? You’ll love Trina Vargas and the Bobby Gadoury Trio, they’ll be playing Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJs & Dance Bands. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cafe Destare, 320 Main at Nick’s. You’ll find the perfect mix of country, Celtic, and St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5734. classic rock in Terry Brennan at Fiddler’s Green Pub Fear Nuttin Band & Might Mystic w/ Doctor Doom & Restaurant. Call it a night with The Doctor’s Fox at Orchestra. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508Vincent’s. 753-7001. Saturday May 14 at Tammany Hall experience Girl Spot Saturdays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club X, 681 Valley St., the reggae sounds of Fear Nuttin and Mighty Mystic Providence. myspace.com/girlspotri. w/the Doctor Doom Orchestra. Kiss tribute band John & Noel Acoustic Duo. John and Noel are Back at Y& Kiss Forever will take the stage at Lucky Dog. Auntie M. Just like old times it’s gonna be a great time! No Cover. 9 p.m.Trainwreck will be rockin’ at Admiral T.J. O’Briens in midnight Yours & Mine, 174 Main St., Hudson. 978-562-6868. Sturbridge. Lead vocalist Danielle DeLucia comments, “We Keri Anderson and The Big Lonesome!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. play an eclectic mix of music, so our favorite songs range Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. from “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin and “Whipping Laquerhead. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Post” by the Allman Brothers to “The Pretender” by The Foo Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Fighters and “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson!” You’ll OverDrive (RockBand). Awesome 80’s tribute band returns to find acoustic artist Chris Reddy at Cigar Masters Days End! $5 cover. No Charge for VIP cardholders. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and alternative, classic rock band Laquerhead at JJ’s Days End Tavern, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Sports Bar and Grill. Widow Sunday (pictured) is the Revelation Saturdays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. ENVY Nightclub, 241 best combination of hardcore, industrial, and metal and will Southbridge St. 508-263-0279 or find them on facebook. be playing at Ralph’s. Finish off your musical weekend at Ric Porter & The Sons of the Soil 9-11:59 p.m. Hotel Beatnik’s with funk, hardcore band Fungus Amungus. Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St.

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>Sunday 15 NEGB B-day Bash w/Wolfbane, Xatatax, Red Fox Motel, Thurkills Vision, Belikus, Bullethead, Novation, Limelight, The Resemblance. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. Jazz Brunch Sundays. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Student Concert - Recital. Student musicians of Pakachoag Music School perform for family and friends. Students of all ages and levels representing 10 different communities around Worcester play music for Organ (Saturday only), flute, violin, piano and cello (Sunday only). Reception follows the recital. Free. 1:30-2:45 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. Hickory Strings Concert. Hickory Strings blends musical influences from around the world into a unique brand of modern American chamber music. Their unique sound includes elements of classical, jazz, African, klezmer, bluegrass, Celtic, folk, pop, and funk. $10; $8:00 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.. 3-5 p.m. Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Upper River St., Brookfield. 508-867-5145. Ton of Blues - Blues Jam. 3-9 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Apple Tree Arts’ Community Chorus Spring Concert. Audiences will enjoy Apple Tree Arts talented 30-member Community Chorus as they sing popular American music. appletreearts.org $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.. 4-5:30 p.m. Evangelical Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common, Grafton. 508-839-4286. Future Stars Showcase. Showcase for young musical talent sponsored by City Music and The Bull Run. Musicians under the age of 18 are showcased. This is not a battle of the bands. Proceeds are donated to a local music charity. This is the 11th year of this Bi-annual event. Applications available at City music in Leominster and Gardner. Further info steve@bedlampro.com $15. 4-8 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Historical Piano Concert. Pianist Sharona Joshua will play a

reconstruction of an 1871 London recital by Clara Schumann. The program includes music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Bach and Chopin. Ms. Joshua will play a Streicher piano made in Vienna in 1871. The Historical Piano Concerts’ 26th Spring series will conclude on June 5th with a program of works for piano solo and mezzo-soprano. $10/adult, children & students, free. 4-5:45 p.m. Ashburnham Community Church, Church Sanctuary, 9 Chapel St., Ashburnham. 978-827-6232 or FrederickCollection.org. Music Alive! Three Centuries of the Missa Brevis. Short settings of the Mass Ordinary have captivated composers for hundreds of years. For its annual spring concert, the Wesley Choir will present a concert of three different settings of the Missa Brevis by Byrd, Mozart, and Kodály. 4-5 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, Sanctuary, 114 Main St. 508-799-4191, ext. 107. Open Mike with John Riley. 4-8 p.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Blues Jam Featured artists weekly Donations. 5-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Open Mic with Jesse Garcia. Come join us whether you like to sing, play, jam, or watch! Every one gets 5-7 songs with collaborations after everyone gets their turn. Sign up by emailing aj239@msn.com or come down early. Free. 5-9 p.m. Belfont Hotel, 11 South Main St., Millbury. 508-917-8128. Vincent’s presents: Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Alex Cohen. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Cafe Destare, 320 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5734. Dennis Wirth’s Top Dog Comedy Show part IV with Sarah Blodgett, Sarah Martin, Kristen OBrien, Amy Donahue, Andy Lester, Michael Murray, Jim Young, Nita Dunn and Colleen Coghlin. 6. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or find them on facebook. Open Jukebox Night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Vegas Lounge, 36 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood. 781-769-1888. Spiritwolf Fundraiser with Chris Reddy Solo Acoustic. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508459-9035. Dancing with DJ Cisco. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mirabar, 35 Richmond St., Providence. 401-331-6761 or mirabar.com/calendar.htm. Live At Amsterdam Sunday’s. Musicians and poets welcome! 21+ Hookah and Bar! Free!. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Amsterdam Lounge, 27 Pleasant St. 508-615-1735 or find them on facebook. Live Piano Night Monthly. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. MB Lounge, 40 Grafton St. 508-799-4521. Sunday Theme Party 18+. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club Gallery, 150 Point St., Providence. 401-751-7166. Reggae Fusion Sundays with DJ Nick. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100.

>Monday 16 Driftin’ Sam Politz 7pm, NEW Karoake w/ Anita 9pm till Close!. No Cover!. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Music Lovers Group. Free. 7-8 p.m. Worcester Academy of Music, 11 Irving St. 508-635-6900 or worcesteracademyofmusic. com. Open Jukebox Night. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Vegas Lounge, 36 Vanderbilt Ave., Norwood. 781-769-1888. Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122.

>Tuesday 17 Barbara Dolan & Rick Maure, “Jazz Therapy”. no cost. 2-3 p.m. Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community, Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle. 508-852-9007 or briarwoodretirement.com. Alter Bridge Black Stone Cherry @ The Palladium. Tickets $25 adv., $28 door. 6:30-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Open Mic Night w /Bill McCarthy Open Mike!. myspace.com/openmicworld. Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404


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>Wednesday 18 Open Mic. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. Open Mike Wednesday - Hosted by Phil and Trisha Knudsen. Come enjoy the best in local live music. No cover, pass the hat for the hosts. 7-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Sean Ryan & Co.. BAND Free. 7 p.m.-noon Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy Free!. 7:30-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or MySpace.com/ OpenMicWorld. Acoustic Wednesdays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Open Mic Night. Looking for Worcester’s amazing acoustic acts to come check out the new Leits Back Bar Open Mic night. Sign-ups begin at 8 and acts begin at 830. Leitrim’s Pub, Back Bar, 265 Park Ave. 508-798-2447 or LeitrimsWorcester.com. Vincent’s Presents: Tiki Night with Frank & Eric!. Frank and Eric will help you get over the hump every Wednesday with all of your favorite tropical drinks while soaking in special musical guests and movies. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. FLASH - 16+ Electro-Dance Party!. Umbrella Gallery & Free Idea Clothing bring you FLASH 16+ Electro-Pop/Hip-Hop Dance Parties every Wednesday night from 8:30-12:00! Check out our Facebook page for more info! $7. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Umbrella Gallery, 639 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-707-9684 or find them on facebook. Twin Guitar Swing. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. AriBand!. No Cover!. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. DJ/Dancing. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Overtime Tap, 50 Front St. 508757-0600 or overtimetap.com.

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ARTSWorcester, ARTSWorcester presents “A Visual Diary”, May 14 - June 24; ARTSWorcester presents “Rhapsody in Green”, May 14 - June 16. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or artsworcester.org Asa Waters Mansion, First Ladies ~ Part 1: Presentation and High Tea, Tuesday. Admission: $3 for guided tour $7-10 for tea. 123 Elm St., Millbury. 508-865-0855 or asawaters.org Booklovers’ Gourmet, “Figures and Phantasms”, artwork by Karen Reid, Through May 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6

p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3.com/book Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Senior Thesis Art Show, through May 22. 92 Downing St. clarku.edu College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Major: Works from the 2011 Senior Concentration Seminar, through May 27. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or holycross.edu/departments/cantor/website Dark World Gallery, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Group Show, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through June 1. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. darkworldgallery.com. EcoTarium, Turtle Travels, Through June 5; Arctic Adventure, Saturday - Sunday; Preschool and Toddler Wednesdays, Wednesdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12.00 adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or ecotarium.org Higgins Armory Museum, Exhibit: Beyond Belief: The Curious Collection of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, Through June 20; WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $10 for Adults, $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Beauty In Excess on Display, Through Aug. 31. Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087 or massaudubon.org Museum of Russian Icons, Exploring Sanctity: Paths to Sainthood Unveiled, through Sept. 3; Icons: 1000 Years of Veneration, through July 30. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children free. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978598-5000 or 978-598-5005 or museumofrussianicons.org Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center, Art Wall 2011, Through May 24. Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or qvcah.org. Worcester Art Museum, Zip Tour: Fights of Fancy--Redon and Magritte, Saturday; Sunday Public Tour, Sundays, Sept. 12 - May 22. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $10 adults, $8 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all Saturdays, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org Worcester Center for Crafts, Salient Point, through May 23; Salient Point: Opening Reception, Thursday. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter.org Worcester Historical Museum, Buck a Book Sale, Thursday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org Worcester Public Library, American Civil War Exhibit 150th Anniversary Commemoration, Through June 3; The Burnside Expedition, From Worcester County to New Bern, NC,, Saturday; The Burnside Expedition, From Worcester County to New Bern, NC,, Wednesday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1655 or worcpublib.org WPI: George C. Gordon Library, A Well-Documented Life : The Theo Brown Diaries, Through June 15. 100 Institute Road. wpi.edu.

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is a new monthly feature that will join our Pet Directory in the Central Mass ClassiďŹ eds the second Thursday/Friday of each month. With the support of our sponsors, we will feature dogs and cats that are available for adoption at local nonproďŹ t shelters. TO SEE ALL THE ANIMALS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION CHECK OUT THE WEB SITES BELOW:

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Gazelle Exercise machine. Like new. $75 O/B/O. Call 508-6151377

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WHY YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOUR DOG FROM LYME DISEASE - AND HOW TO DO IT (ARA) - The urge to be outside during spring and summer is something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shared by people and dogs. We all learn to tolerate the bites from mosquitoes and other pesky insects, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one pest that both people and pets need to really watch out for: Lyme disease-carrying ticks. While you might hear a lot about checking yourself for ticks after a hike in the woods, you need to check your dog, too - and remember that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible for him to pick up ticks even if you live in an urban area. A number of tick species carry the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, but the most common is the deer tick. While humans can look for the tell-tale sign of a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-eye-shaped rash on their skin, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no such convenient warning for dogs, says Dr. Ernest Ward, a well-known veterinarian who has published numerous articles on MyPetED.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lyme disease symptoms in dogs are more difficult to detect than in people,â&#x20AC;? says Ward. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When people are bitten by a tick carrying the infection, they see a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-eyeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; rash at the site of the bite within three to 30 days. This rash doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t appear in bitten dogs.â&#x20AC;? Ward advises dog owners to look for other signs, like lameness, swollen joints, fever, lethargy or decreased appetite. Lameness and limping are common symptoms because Lyme disease affects the joints. The painful limping that suddenly appears may shift from one leg to another. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some pet owners describe their dogs as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;walking on eggshells,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Ward adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This may eventually disappear and then recur weeks or months later.â&#x20AC;? Because Lyme disease symptoms are often delayed or go unrecognized, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible for Lyme disease to progress to an advanced state before itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s considered a problem. However, rare cases of Lyme disease can lead to kidney disease or failure, which is potentially fatal. If your dog exhibits the symptoms of Lyme disease, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to get him to a veterinarian quickly. A veterinarian can administer a blood test to confirm the presence of Lyme disease and prescribe antibiotics to treat it. Taking preventive measures can be an effective way to keep your dog Lyme disease-free. While avoiding areas where ticks live, such as grassy, wooded or sandy areas, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not always possible, particularly with pups that are eager to get outside and play. Instead, be sure to thoroughly inspect your dog after each walk or romp through the woods. If you find ticks on your dog, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important not to touch them - wear gloves and use tweezers to remove them instead. For extra protection against Lyme disease, you can opt for a vaccine, which is usually administered in two doses at two- to three-week intervals, and needs to be repeated annually. Be sure to talk to your veterinarian about whether vaccination is the right choice for your dog. He or she might also recommend a topical preventive, such as those that repel both fleas and ticks. Just a few simple steps can prevent your pet from contracting Lyme disease. When you know what to do and what to look for, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to concentrate on having fun with your dog in the great outdoors.

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Department WORCESTER Division Docket No. 07P0319 Notice of Fiduciary’s Account

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Worcester, §§ SUPERIOR COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT CIVIL ACTION No. 11-0819C

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 NOTICE OF EXECUTOR/ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT Docket No. WO08P2252EP1

To all persons interested in the estate of John Krukowski late of Worcester, Worcester County, a mentally ill person (now deceased). You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. rule 72 that the first thru fifth & final account(s) of Jewish Family Service of Worcester Inc., as Guardian (the fiduciary) of the property of said John Krukowski (now deceased) have been presented to said Court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said Court at Worcester on or before the twenty-fourth day of May, 2011, the return day of this citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. WITNESS, Denise L. Meagher, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at Worcester this twenty-eighth day of April, 2011. Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 5/12/2011

TO: John P. Masterson, also known as John P. Masterson, Jr., of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts and Lisa M. Masterson, of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts AND TO ALL PERSONS ENTITLED TO THE BENEFIT OF THE SOLDIERS’ AND SAILORS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT OF 1940 AS AMENDED: Millbury Savings Bank, a banking institution with a usual place of business in Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts claiming to be the holder of a mortgage covering property situated on Old Mill Road, numbered 56 on said Road, in said Sutton, Massachusetts given by John P. Masterson, also known as John P. Masterson, Jr., and Lisa M. Masterson to Millbury Savings Bank, dated November 8, 2005 recorded in Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 37760, Page 242, has filed with said court a Complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: by entry on and posession of the premises therein described and by exercise of the power of sale contained in said mortgage. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940 as amended, and you object to such foreclosure you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Worcester in said County on or before the thirteenth day of June next or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure is invalid under said Act. Witness, Barbara J. Rouse, Esquire, Administrative Justice of said Court, this second day of May 2011 Dennis P McManus, Clerk 05/12/2011

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Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provision of M.G.L c.255, sec. 39A that on MAY 20, 2011 the following vehicles will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notices.

The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:00PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Notice of Intent submitted to the Conservation Commission by Katherine Hamelin, Sutton, MA. The project consists of construction of a new single family house with septic system, landscaping and driveway, on Map 53, Parcel 39, at 86 Duval Road, Sutton MA. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. 5/12/2011

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LEGAL NOTICE Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. C,225C SEC 39A that beginning on May 12, 2010 at 10 AM the following vehicle will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notice.   Jennifer Bryant 6 Fales St Apt 2 Worcester, MA 01606 2001 Volvo V40 VIN# YV1VW29591F615461   FOLEYS COLLISION CENTER 130 Blackstone River Road Worcester, MA 01607 508-791-6531 5/12, 5/19, 5/26/2011 

To all persons interested in the estate of: In the matter of: E. Helen Mccabe Late of Shrewsbury, MA 01545 You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72 that the First ad Final account(s) of Charles W Roche as Executor/trix of said estate has/have been presented to said Court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said court at Worcester on or before the 05/24/2011, the return day of this citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty (30) days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: April 27, 2011 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 05/12/2011

LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES TOWN OF MILLBURY CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 7:10 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Notice of Intent from HMEA for construction of a building and associated parking, utilities and landscaping at 6 Latti Farm Road. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 5-12-2011

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL Docket No. WO11P1505EA In the Estate of: Russell P Hook Late of Sutton, MA 01590 Date of Death: 03/23/2011 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, a petition has been presented requesting that a document purporting to be the last will of said decedent be proved and allowed and that Philip C Nyberg of West Millbury, MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the will to serve Without Surety. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT Worcester ON OR BEFORE TEN Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: 05/31/2011 In addition, you must file a written affidavit of objections to the petition, stating specific facts and grounds upon which the objection is based, within (30) days after the return day (or such other time as the court, on motion with notice to the petitioner, may allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: May 5, 2011 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 5/12/2011

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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT TO: Kamal Afshari CASE NO. 441874 and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. City National Bank claiming to be the holder of Mortgage covering real property in Sutton, numbered 4 Providence Road given by Kamal Afshari to Imperial Capital Bank, dated August 23, 2007, and Registered at the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry District of the Land Court, as Document No. 92865 and noted on Certificate of Title No. 15950, and now held by the Plaintiff by assignment has filed with said court a complaint for authority to foreclose said mortgage in the manner following: by entry and possession and exercise of power of sale. If you are entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and you object to such foreclosure you or your attorney should file a written appearance and answer in said court at Boston on or before JUNE 06, 2011 or you may be forever barred from claiming that such foreclosure is invalid under said act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER, Chief Justice of said Court on April 19, 2011 Attest: DEBORAH J. PATTERSON RECORDER 5/12/2011

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MORTGAGEEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by William Kozlowski and Maryann Kozlowski to Marjem Mortgage Corporation, dated October 24, 2007, recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Book 41971, Page 1, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at public auction, at 10:00 a.m. on the 9th day of June, 2011, upon the mortgaged premises known as Office Unit #2, 118 Elm Street, Millbury, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage. TO WIT: The condominium unit located in Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, being Office Unit #2 (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unitâ&#x20AC;?) in Building 1 in the Shalimar Terrace Condominium (the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Condominiumâ&#x20AC;?) created pursuant to a Master Deed dated October 5, 1987, recorded on October 9, 1987, with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 10860, Page 8, and the First Amendment to said Master Deed dated December 21, 1988 and recorded on December 28, 1988 with said Registry in Book 11840, Page 27, as same may be amended from time to time. The mailing address and Post Office address of said Unit is 118 Elm Street, Millbury, Massachusetts. Said Office Unit 2 contains 896 square feet, more or less, as shown on the first floor, and 1,058 square feet more or less in the basement, as shown on floor plans recorded with said Registry, Plan Book 612, Plan 90 and site plan recorded with said Registry Plan Book 612, Plan 89, filed with the First Amendment to the Master Deed, and on the copy of a portion of said plans attached thereto and made part thereof, to which is affixed a verified statement in the form required by Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 183A, Section 9. Said Unit is conveyed together with: a) An undivided ten (10.00) percentage interest in the common areas and facilities of said Condominium, all as set forth and described in the Master Deed as amended. b The benefit of, and subject to, all easements, rights, restrictions, agreements and provisions created in said Master Deed and amendments thereto, the Declaration of Trust creating the Shalimar Terrace Condominium Trust and the By Laws contained therein, as the same may be amended of record, the Rules and Regulations from time to time promulgated thereunder and floor plans. c) The non-exclusive right and easement to park at the area to the rear of the condominium building as shown on Plan Book 585, Page 77. Said Unit is subject to and with the benefit of the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 183A as now in force and as from time to time amended. For Mortgagorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; title see deed recorded herewith in Book 41970, Page 398. Said premises will be sold subject to and/or with the benefit of any and all restrictions, easements, improvements, covenants, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, liens or claims in the nature of liens, and existing encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, if any there be. TERMS OF SALE: TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS deposit, by certified or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check -no cash- will be required to be made at the time and place of sale. The balance upon delivery of the deed within thirty (30) days thereafter at the offices of Shocket Law Office LLC. The deposit paid at the time of the sale shall be forfeited if the purchaser does not comply strictly with the terms of the sale. The purchaser will be responsible for all closing costs, state documentary stamps and recording fees. The successful bidder at the sale of the entire premises shall be required to sign a MEMORANDUM OF TERMS OF SALE containing the above terms at the Auction Sale. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. Marjem Mortgage Corporation Present Holder of said Mortgage By its attorneys, Scott M. Jamieson, Esquire Shocket Law Office LLC 13 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760 (508) 653-0160 ext. 4514 (Date: 05/12/2011, 05/19/2011, 05/26/2011)

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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. BidDocsOnline.com (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

WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY MODERNIZATION/NEW DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority will receive sealed bids for the Manhole Repair Project – Lincoln Park Tower Property until 2:00 PM on Thursday, June 9, 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 and read aloud. The project consists of the removal of existing check valves and concrete, cleaning existing manholes and the installation of a new check valves and manhole components. Estimated construction cost is $25,000. All bids must conform with provisions of Mass. General Laws, Chapter 30, Section 39M and Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive and the Instruction to Bidders. Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 (Telephone 508-6353304) between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM beginning May 12, 2011. Copies of the contract documents prepared by the Lenard Engineering, Inc may be obtained on May 12, 2011, after 10 am at the above address by depositing $50 in the form of a company check, made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority, for each set obtained. The amount of the deposit will be refunded to each person who returns the plans, specifications and other documents in good condition within ten (10) days after bid opening. Bidders requesting Contract documents be mailed to them shall include a separate check in the amount of $40.00 for each set payable to the Worcester Housing Authority to cover mailing and handling costs. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joseph Merritt & Co., 17 Everberg Rd, Unit C, Woburn, MA 01801 (781-430-2008) Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-426-0450) 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. 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 the successful bidder upon signing of the Contract. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Non-Collusive Affidavit attached to the bid. (2) Form of General Bid. (3) General Contractor Statement. (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications and Other Statements of Bidders. (5) Previous Participation Certification (HUD-2530). (6) Bid Bond A PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held at the Project site, Lincoln Park Tower Property, 11 Lake Ave, Worcester, MA 01604 at 1 PM on Thursday May 26, 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 informalities in the bidding if it be 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. Worcester Housing Authority Roland G. Carlson, Chairperson 5/12, 5/19/2011

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What is your outlook on your life with Angiosarcoma? I feel like I need to get as much done as humanly possible in whatever time I have. Specifically, getting the research rolling is a main focus for me. However, the most important thing in my life is spending time with my children, so I try and live in the moment with them. I can’t do anything more then I already am, so I’m hoping that my efforts, both to find a cure, while living for this one moment, will be a great lesson for my children.

What are you hoping to accomplish with the Angiosarcoma Awareness, Inc’s 5K-walk/run race? My husband, Ted, who is organizing

this race, and I are hoping to raise awareness of this disease, and of the fact that we need to raise the money ourselves in order to find answers that will lead to better therapies and a cure!

How can people become involved with the upcoming race? People can register for the May 15th race on line at signmeup.com/site/ online-event-registration/73041.

Do you have any other events planned for the upcoming future? We have a number of interesting events coming up, there are multiple Zumba-thons taking place throughout the country, as well as a white water rafting trip in Coloma California. You can check out all our events and can also make direct contributions to our efforts at cureasc.org —Jen Ellis

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