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n 2008 I got a job as an in-home tutor. Four days a week I would spend at least an hour at three of my students’ homes going over reading and writing assignments and pretending I knew something about sixth grade math. It wasn’t easy. Getting kids to do school work outside of school is always tough, and I was always uncomfortable spending so much time in what is essentially a stranger’s house. Despite those hang-ups, it was a blast. With the second grader we read parts of Lemony Snicket’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and old comic books. With a sixth grader, we read about scientific breakthroughs and awesome inventions (like the real-life Iron Man suit). Marvel, however, was a different story. Another sixth grader, Marvel needed work mostly on his math—not my strongest area. He was smart though, and knew what he was doing, but just needed someone to talk it through with him. Unlike the other students, his family almost seemed disinterested in what he was working on, and never asked me about his progress. He made strides in his work, however, and we both looked forward to Thursday algebra sessions. The highlight of my life came when he asked me—for a friend of his, of course— the best way to ask out a girl. Through the tutoring program, the feds wanted us to meet for a total of 27 hours (about 18 sessions). On the twelfth, I arrived at his house, but no one was there to answer the door. I went back again the next week. Again, no one. Marvel’s family picked up and left. No warning for me, no warning for the tutoring agency, no warning for the school. Gone. One of the Worcester Public Schools’ 17% of students who up and move, either into or out of the district. It’s symbolic, though. The disinterested family, the struggles in school, the rundown housing complex he lived it. It’s all familiar with many involved in the public school system here, and now because of the ever-more important MCAS and level 4 schools, it’s time to shed some light on the number of kids who move in and out of our schools so frequently, and what kind of repercussions it has not only those students, but on the district as a whole.


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Indivestion Should an Arizona law fall under City Council scrutiny? After great runs, the Worcester Sharks and Boston Bruins’ seasons come to an end with playoff elimination. Maybe they can have a scrimmage at the DCU Center to help hockey fans fight off months of withdrawl. +2 (for their seasons)

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ollowing in the footsteps of Boston, San Francisco and a slew of other major cities protesting Arizona’s recently passed controversial immigration bill by divesting from businesses based in the state, Worcester’s City Council prepared to play national politics with the big guys—and then it didn’t. The birth control pill, one of Buzz began last Friday when the online City Council Worcester’s contributions to the sexual agenda showed a petition by Worcester ACLU executive revolution, turns 50. Are any researchers around here working on that male version? director Ronal Madnick that called for Worcester to “not participate in any business activities substantially connected +2 with the State of Arizona,” a position repeated in a resolution WPI + Robots x NASA = Awesome. +2 signed by Mayor Joe O’Brien and councilors Joff Smith, Mike Germain and Rick Rushton. But Tuesday night as protestors both in favor and opposed After whipping up everyone into a to divestment gathered and chanted outside City Hall—and frenzy, the City Council decides to not later packed the chamber gallery—the councilor’s debated not even discuss whether or not the city divestment but the appropriateness of a discussion. should cut ties with Arizonian companies, Councilor Paul Clancy cut off any debate by arguing that cutting off debate by voting that it wasn’t Arizona law “was not germane to the city council,” and germane to city business. Healthy debate asked for a vote on whether or not the item should even is always a good thing. -3 be up for discussion. After a 7-4 vote against, the debated ended. (Madnick’s petition also failed with the same split of Local aid and upcoming state budgets councilors for and against.) are so bad State Senators Harriette But resolute supporters argue that if city money is spent Chandler and Mike Moore show up in in the region, then it is local government’s business. The City person to the council to deliver the bad news. Kind of like getting a talking to from Council has previously weighed in on international affairs, such as 1981’s resolutions to support a United Farm Workers mom and dad about family finances. -2 boycott of Red Coach lettuce and calling for the unification of Ireland, as well as a 2007 divestment of $1,000,000 in city Man shot in leg in Main South a week retirement funds from Sudan. after our cover story about the area O’Brien defended the measure from the Mayor’s chair as turning the corner. Bad times. Bad timing. well, saying that the city clerk and city solicitor conferred -2 and found it suitable for inclusion on the agenda. Nevertheless, the debate stopped with the seven councilors Local musicians Kaz Gamble and Dan voting that the resolution was “not germane to the business Burke’s collaborative effort makes it onto of the council.” the The Kitsune Maison Compilation 9, “It’s ridiculous,” said Madnick after the vote. “Let’s assume which reaches #2 in France and #9 on money is going to Arizona. All city finances should be in the the iTunes electronic charts here in the realm of the city council. That makes it legitimate to bring it US. Trés bien! +2 up.” Although no one actually pointed to a specific Arizona Our incredibly shrinking editorial staff based company the city does business with (Rushton’s motion loses reporter Tim O’Keefe to a cool job wanted a review to see if Worcester had any connections), in NYC. Tim, go chase for the stars, both Charter Communications is headquartered in Phoenix. literally and figuratively. -3 Rushton, who was cut off by Clancy’s challenge, expressed frustration that they couldn’t even talk about it. But, rumors surface that a new “We should have a discussion on the issue. Vote things up managing editor will arrive at the end of or down. Have the guts. Say why you can’t support it,” he May. Does he know about the publishing argued after the meeting. field’s summer Fridays? Because those But Clancy says this case was different than Sudan, are about to happen. +3 suggesting that decrying genocide is much different than wading into a state law debate. This week: +1 “I don’t see any illegality yet,” he said. “That has to be Last week: -2 determined. There’s a process through the constitution for Year to date: +11 that.” “With Sudan there was direction from the federal


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government and state,” said Lukes. “We have no idea what’s going on in Arizona.” Councilors also cited the charged atmosphere, fearing that further discussion could unravel the fairly civil tone in the audience. But that didn’t sit well with Smith. “In any democracy debate is a good thing,” adding “If that’s the case, any controversial issue we just put our heads in the sand?” “I’m disappointed,” O’Brien offered after the meeting. “The council has historically weighed in at times [on national issues]. I feel we owed it to the public to at least have a conversation.” O’Brien, though, does still plan on sending a letter to Arizona’s government on city letterhead explaining his disproval of the law, which was what Rushton was initially looking for from his fellow councilors. The only difference now is that it will only be from the mayor, rather than the entire council.

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really do see Worcester as having a do-it-yourself culture,” Clark freshman Rachel Poulos says with passionate sentiment. “People don’t tolerate someone just throwing money at a problem.” That is why she and 50 other volunteers are spending June and July working with Summer of Solutions. The nationwide program started a Worcester chapter last year and volunteers spent their summer “creating change, and in the process work to dismantle systems of oppression and inspire people of all interests, skills, and backgrounds to be leaders in cocreating solutions in our communities,” according to their website. In short, Poulos explains, they talk with the community and find areas— environmental, cultural and social—that need attention, and find solutions, focusing on environmental awareness and community action. “We don’t see ourselves as paratroopers diving in to

fix anything,” she says. Rather, “it’s a community that we’re part of, and these are our challenges,” she continues. Summer of Solutions, while organized primarily by college students, does not associate itself with any particular school. Instead it is a community organization. “I think Summer of Solutions crosses a barrier between campuses and the community,” Poulos says, acknowledging that Worcester students and Worcester residents often seem to live in different worlds. “There’s a sense on campus that students want to be part of the community,” but can’t quite figure out how to do it, she says. For students who stay in Worcester over the summer, this is a program that encourages community involvement even after the school year is finished. Poulos says, “I think Worcester really has something. There’s no place I’d rather be.” Summer of Solutions’ logistics coordinator James Kobialka agrees, saying that many campuses don’t

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encourage students to contribute to the community; it’s up to the students to figure it out for themselves. And Summer of Solutions may be a way for students and community members to come together. “A program like this is so great and so accessible,” Kobialka says, noting that this year’s volunteers age from 8-54 years old. Kobialka explains that recently Summer of Solutions hosted a series of meetings, which community members were invited to attend and discuss changes they’d like to see in the community. Poulos, who serves on the organization’s planning committee, as a partnership coordinator, as well as a liaison with fiscal sponsors, speaks enthusiastically about the meetings, “at least 25 people came to each meeting, [you could see] the value Worcester has for people power,” she says. The result of the meetings was a three point plan:

1. Community Gardens: Possible locations include Richard Street on Main South. 2. Weatherization Projects: Helping make homes more energy efficient as well as open discussions on sustainable transportation. 3. Community Art Projects: Revitalizing the city with art displayed throughout the city. Both Kobialka and Poulos acknowledge the huge undertaking before them, yet they are excited and confident, ready for their June 1 kickoff day. Although the deadline to submit a volunteer application has formally passed, “we’re always looking for more help,” says Poulos. “We need people who passionately want to respond to community needs in our community.” For information about volunteering or donating visit

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n 1964, English pop singer, Petula Clark, sang her hit song, “Downtown.” The lyrics described how, by going downtown, you’d “forget all your troubles, forget all your cares ... downtown - everything’s waiting for you.” Clark easily could have been singing about old downtown Worcester. But as the years passed, shoppers disappeared, businesses closed, and a new generation of residents felt that nothing waited for them downtown. As late as the 1970s, the central business district was still exciting and alive. If you wanted to shop, our clean, welcoming and safe downtown was the place to go. Main Street and most side streets from Federal Square to Lincoln Square were lined with busy clothing, shoe and department stores, restaurants and cafeterias, pharmacies, magazine stands, movie theatres and bowling alleys. Stores were open until 9 pm on Wednesday nights. After Thanksgiving, Main Street was decorated with traditional Christmas (not “holiday”) decorations. Buses entering and leaving the center of the city had standing room only. And long before present day city officials decreed that hot dog vendors were a threat to our economy, newspapers, flowers and food items were sold on our pedestrian-


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packed sidewalks and on the Common. The Memorial Auditorium and the then shabby Mechanics Hall brought in big crowds for many sporting events, graduations, dances and concerts. Having both Commerce and Classical High Schools downtown was a real boost to merchants. Students held part-time jobs downtown, had disposable income, and brought energy and youthful enthusiasm to the area. Few wanted to loiter in front of City Hall. So what happened? Why did most longtime and popular retailers, other than a tobacconist, a shoemaker, a men’s clothing store, and hardware store, eventually abandon our once vibrant central business district? How did Front St. become defined by both a big empty mall and the weird Midtown Mall? In response to changing shopping patterns and competition from suburban malls, the Worcester City Council and then City Manager, Francis J. McGrath, took bold yet shortsighted actions that led to the construction of the Worcester Center Galleria in 1971. These wellintentioned officials were sure that a mall would reinvent downtown Worcester. Just as today’s officials are sure that a massive freight yard next to downtown also will have a positive effect. The unsightly, enclosed fortress of a mall,

with its dark, uninviting and eventually filthy and foul-smelling parking garage, cut downtown off from Washington Square, Union Station, and much of our east side. It led to the closure of most longtime and popular retail businesses that once thrived outside the mall. After some initial successful years, the mall itself fell upon hard times and people began to stay away from downtown in droves. Even a change in the 1990s to the Worcester Common Fashion Outlets was ill-advised and short-lived. Downtown Worcester had become a joke, an embarrassment, and a symbol of Worcester’s inability to do creative planning and development. However, I think that things are different now. Many years of disappointment and frustration are being replaced by genuine optimism. The snail’s pace is picking up as downtown Worcester becomes a choice residential, commercial and social destination. The key to this revival is affordable and market rate housing. Having individuals and couples living in dorm rooms, apartments, and condos will spur economic development. From the Canal District to Lincoln Square, housing is being planned and built for students and young professionals who recognize the convenience and benefits of an urban lifestyle.

They’re excited about living around the DCU Center, Mechanics Hall, Hanover Theatre, Saint Vincent Hospital, Union Station, a new Courthouse, the Public Library, radio station WCRN (830 AM), WCCA TV13, and many fine restaurants and cafes. The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of downtown’s biggest boosters. Many of their bright and hopeful students (and consumers) already live in their downtown dormitory. Hundreds more will be moving into the Crowne Plaza Hotel once the college takes possession. And many more residential units will be developed by the Mayo Group near the Common, at Hanover’s City Square, and in and around WPI’s Gateway Park. The spinoff will be economic development and an 18-hour downtown neighborhood. Retail stores, a supermarket, movie theatre, a large hotel, and additional restaurants and cafes are soon to come. So I don’t listen to the pessimists who call me a delusional sap. This winter I’m buying a pair of skates and heading over to the new ice rink on the Worcester Common. I can’t wait to skate to the music of Petula Clark and, once again, be downtown, where “everything’s waiting for you”.

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SAVE THE SIDEWALKS, PART II: More information has come out regarding the $7.5 million in stimulus money for streetscape improvements to the Canal District. Apparently the money came with strings attached, including an April deadline for the completion of all the designs and land-takings, which city ofďŹ cials may have known were not going to happen. A replacement $7.5 million has been secured from the state’s enhancement funds, but a new hang up has presented itself. In order for construction to start, the City has to get “Right of Wayâ€? agreements from all of the 140 property owners abutting the proposed construction, but at this time only 102 have agreed.

NOT IN YOUR BACK YARD: The Worcester Tea Party was back in full-force Tuesday night to protest the City Council’s to-be-voted-on resolution to divest from Arizona based companies. As pro and anti-divestment rallies took place right next to each other, there was some shouting back and forth, and tensions rose as some light pushing and microphone hijacking took place. 13th Worcester district congressional candidate Marty Lamb rolled up with many Tea Party folks, immediately jumping right into the center of the protest, and confronting pro-boycott supporters. He was eventually led away by other protesters‌A large number of the anti-boycott protesters and Tea Partiers came in from out of town (in fact, of the 12 protesters interviewed only one gave Worcester as their residence). When asked if the involvement of so many out-of-towners in Worcester’s politics was similar to what they were protesting against (Worcester’s involvement in Arizona politics) Webster’s Ken Mandile, founder of the Worcester Tea Party, justiďŹ ed their presence by saying “We’re here to support the members that live in Worcester who asked us to do this.â€? SIGN OF THE TIMES: Just because the city’s signage debate hasn’t been at the forefront of local media doesn’t mean it’s stopped being a contentious subject. Worcester Sign Company’s Damien Jacob has opened a petition now circulating through on the City Council’s subcommittee level. His proposal calls for two things: That the city should “lead by exampleâ€? by “removing the pointless poles in the groundâ€? on North Main Street that have no sign attached, and now adding that the new sign ordinance shouldn’t be passed until this happens. Jacob also criticized the sign ordinance for giving preferential treatment to large billboard companies by grandfathering in their large signs, and coming down harsher on local, smaller companies.

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slants rants& Letters The Law and Immigration: High Noon in Arizona Arizona’s recently passed law making people unlawfully present in the U.S. guilty of the state crime of trespass has once again highlighted the importance of passing a new federal immigration law. Beyond the legal issue of whether states can pre-empt federal law, in matters traditionally of national policy, is the equally problematic push to force police to stop and question people under a “reasonable suspicion” of being unlawfully in the U.S. Lawyers and judges, like biblical scholars and English teachers, spend a great deal of time figuring out exactly what certain words and phrases mean. Hence, what does the law mean by “reasonable suspicion”? Courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have spent a great many cases deciding what “probable cause” means when police want to stop a car, a person or obtain a search warrant. The judicial system does so to protect innocent people’s liberty and dignity from being taken by an all powerful state. Courts do not look to balance public safety and individual rights, that’s the legislature and chief executive’s job in crafting the law. Instead the courts determine what the words of the law mean, what the legislature’s intent was and whether the law is even possible under the U.S. Constitution. The court then decides the facts of the individual case by determining not just what the term “reasonable suspicion” means in theory, meaning is it so broad as to deprive U.S. Citizens and others their due process rights to be free of unregulated government power, but also by the acts of police officers in how they enforced the law in a particular instance. Before people get too quick to jump down the throats of “illegals” in the U.S. do not forget that U.S. citizens (and legal permanent residents and legal non-immigrants) are also the people who will be stopped and asked for their legal documents under the reasonable suspicion standard. Perhaps you too will be brought to the police station if the only identification you have on you, when being pulled over in your car, or otherwise questioned on the street, is your driver’s license, credit cards, etc. “Oh you don’t have your birth certificate on you Ms. Smith, I’m afraid you’ll have to come down to the station. There’s been a lot of landscapers, nannies, and housekeepers using this road lately and we’re forced (under the new Arizona law state residents can bring a civil action against the police for not enforcing the law) to bring you in until someone shows up at the station with your birth certificate, or your green card or passport.” And what about the minister driving members of his/her congregation who do not have legal papers in a church van, do we really want a priest charged with aiding and abetting alien smuggling, as Arizona law seems to call for? Then there’s the matter of using state trespass laws, heretofore only used to protect one’s property rights to ensure privacy protections, but instead to enforce national immigration law, solely to allow Arizona to have a basis of charging transgressors with a criminal misdemeanor. Currently, the act of being in the U.S. is a civil violation – like a speeding ticket – though with the significant enforcement outcome of deportation (and incarceration until deportation if one is viewed as a flight risk). Courts will have to decide, and Arizona will have to incur the expenses of defending, its right to encroach upon the federal responsibility of making immigration laws. And what of that responsibility? About the only thing everyone can agree on is that our immigration laws need to be changed and updated; well, at least almost everyone, some continue to say we have to first build more border fences before looking at our immigration laws. This view, WORCESTERMAG.COM

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however, stems from a basic misunderstanding of why immigrants stay in or sneak into the U.S. – to work. If the E-verify computer system employers can now voluntarily use to check a potential employees ability to legally work in the US was made mandatory, or if a tamper proof work or social security card were issued, a border fence’s relevance would be extremely diminished, though obviously still necessary for border control of those peddling violence and drugs. A better solution is an immigration law that actually provides a legal way, consistent with our own national interest, to allow people to come or stay for the jobs they now hold, including the three million or so people working in agriculture. This would go a long way to not encouraging folks to act beyond the law’s dictates. There may be some circumstances where the potential harm is so great that some profiling is unfortunately unavoidable. Perhaps extra screening at airports for some very narrowly defined characteristics of age, ethnicity, country of origin and travel, personal behavior and travel history, but the harm of people being unlawfully present in the U.S. does not necessitate asking everyone with brown skin to prove they are U.S. citizens. If reasonable cause profiling were extended to the types of people who look like they cross the Canadian border and overstay their six month allotted stay, maybe then we would all finally get a new, national immigration law sufficiently acceptable to all sides. Randy Feldman has practiced immigration law in Worcester, Massachusetts for the past 20 years. He is also a political commentator for Charter TV3 and a radio talk show host on WPKZ and WCUW.

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healthy tolerance for humans. So this essay is somewhat slanted. My daughter is dog-sitting down the street from us this Spring. Apparently, during her 23-year tenure at our abode, she neglected to memorize the “no pets” policy because she’s been blessing us with the canine’s presence every day. Toby is a massive, 10-year-old Golden Lab, lumbering and seemingly good-natured, who sheds like a maple tree in November. He licks you as a sign of affection, an endearment that hasn’t appealed to me since my sophomore year in college. Toby probably senses my disdain for his species and makes a point to shadow my every move, sticking his wet nose in my crotch at “surprise” opportunities. My daughter says to “pet him and he’ll go away” but that seems a tad illogical. Meanwhile, every time he slurps from his water bowl, I think a pipe burst in the basement. (After my parents divorced, my Mom took in two Dobermans for companionship. When I would visit, they would look at my children like appetizers and mutter German under their doggie breaths.) Toby does have some redeeming qualities. He peed on my wife’s rhododendrons thus removing a mowing obstacle. When you command him to sit or lay down, he just meanders, a reaction I can certainly empathize with. His breathing reminds me of the Lionel train set I treasured as a kid. Last night, while the girls watched “The Blind Side,” I was brooding at my desk about my pending 56th birthday when Toby, now in his 70th human year, meandered to my side. “Been there, dog that,” I swear he barked softly. JOE FUSC O J R. Worcester

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Posted on WORCESTER’S TEA PARTY AND OTHER BULLSHIT: Gee, I wish the city council would get as excited about how the city administration treats it’s own retirees and other groups in this city as it has about AZ. This has been a long time struggle with illegal aliens. In my opinion, from what I heard, the Sherif in Phoenix is a major problem setting up basically holding pens and filling them with people who just look like they might be illegals, in some cases. It appears that the police are also power hungry control monsters. That aside, Arizona has face illegal immigrants for years. They have reached the point where something has to be done. The problem with everyone jumping on the boycott band wagon, that I have is Arizona is not alone in how it must respond to illegal border crossers. Will all these righteous groups including the Worcester City Council take a stand against unethical treatment going on at the Canadian borders? Posted by “Bret M. Herholz” on THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF BRET M. HERHOLZ: Well, I’m getting all my last minute planning, drawing, signmaking, printing business cards and the usual nit-picky stuff out of the way before I take part in stART on the Street: Spring Edition which will be happening on Main Street this coming Sunday May 16th. stART has become one of my favorite shows since I started taking part in them around September 2006. For me it’s been a huge help in promoting my work and between stART, the shows at Borders and the Worcester Art Museum it’s also been a huge help in connecting with other artists from the Worcester area.

Posted by “Victor Infante” on INFANTE’S INFERNO: I could get maudlin and sentimental here -- yadda, yadda, single mother, yadda, yadda raised me all be herself, yadda, yadda most amazing person I know. And hey, it

would all be true. Every word of it. But the bottom line is, my mom rocks, and the debt I owe her for her support and encouragement as I pursed this whole writing career thing is tremendous. When I was leaping at the impossible, she never criticized, never tried to dissuade me, but was always there to help me back up when I inevitably blew it.

Posted by “Pink Granite” on PINK GRANITE: I can’t remember how it began, but Chuck and I were discussing something recently and couldn’t remember exactly when it had happened. (Gail’s move to Georgia? One of our trips to Seattle?) I tried searching iCal, but it was long enough ago that we weren’t using it as consistently as we do now. I began to look in iPhoto, but then I thought to search Pink Granite. I used the little search box in the upper left hand corner of the page and poof, we had the answer. That was when the penny dropped and I realized this blog was, in many ways, a chronicle or a

Should Worcester boycott Arizona? AS K E D O N J U M P I N ’ J U I C E N ’ JAVA

Yes they should. There are immigration problems, but Arizona has gone too far.

Debbie McDonald, WORCESTER

No. I’m an immigrant myself, it’s not right to decide things that happen that far away.

Jani Nakollari, WORCESTER

diary of our lives.

Posted by “Tracy Novick” on WHOS OF WHO-CESTER: And the next time someone tells you the federal stimulus funds didn’t do anything, tell them that Worcester would have laid off 500 teachers in the last two years without it. And then ask them how we would have taught 24,000 kids after losing oneseventh of our staff.

Posted by “Paulie” on PAULIE’S POINT OF VIEW: Surprisingly, there are those of us who have bought real estate in District 4 and we have been able to rehab without massive infusions of state and federal money and without the benefits that go along with being one of these connected CDC up the permit, variance and fee process like the City of Woo has done for the CDC Developers and you will see more private based development that will be less of a burden on the taxpayers.


Yes, being a daughter of an immigrant, I don’t think what Arizona is doing is right.

Jacqueline Shaw, WORCESTER

I don’t think we should boycott it [Arizona]. I think we should speak up. Worcester has enough problems of its own.

Lisa Dupuis, WORCESTER No, it’s not our place to decide what the legislation of Arizona does.

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Changing of the school yard The domino effect of Worcester Public Schools’ transient students Jeremy Shulkin

A number of years ago Gordon Hargrove, the executive director of Worcester’s Friendly House, a short-term homeless shelter on Grafton Hill, attended a moving on ceremony for sixth grade students of a local elementary school. As he looked around the room, what struck him most was that of the 40 to 50 students in front of him only two could say they had attended the school since kindergarten.

Years later, Denise Bahosh, principal of the pre-K through sixth grade Union Hill Elementary School, has a similar story. “If you went into one of my sixth grade classes and you say to them ‘How many of you have been here for seven years?’ Last time I did it I got three hands,” says the principal. “People here move in and out,” laments Bahosh. “When you look at some of the kids who come in, they’re in third grade and they’ve been to five schools. That’s scary. How can they be comfortable in one school?”



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Bahosh, and the rest of the staff at Union Hill, could be considered experts on the subject. In 2009 Union Hill’s churn rate—the percentage of students who enter or leave the district mid-year—hit 36.2 percent and had a stability rate—the percentage of students who stayed at the school for the entire year—at only 78.8 percent. That means nearly 1/3 of the school’s students arrived or left mid-year. “My teachers are constantly getting new kids. I had new kids last week [end of April]. It’s not unusual. There are other schools in Worcester who have as incredible numbers as that,” she says. But when broken down, Union Hill’s numbers stand out even further. The school’s population typically begins the year at around 300 students, and already in the 2009/2010 school year Bahosh and her staff calculate that 175 students have transferred into the school while 95 have moved out. In 2008/2009, 126 students came in, 126 left. 2007/2008 saw 207 kids arrive and 118 leave. “I think it’s fortunate that neighborhood schools are set up to help kids in the neighborhood and that builds community, but when you have people moving in and out—and they’re moving for sometimes better reasons, so I would never ever fault them—but it just precipitates, it just continues and I don’t know what you can do about that. I truly don’t,” she laments.


Student mobility isn’t an issue isolated to Grafton Hill. In 2009 the Worcester Public School system’s churn rate hit 17.3 percent (up .3 of a percent from 2008). The number, however, may be much higher because students are only counted once. Statewide, this is the sixth highest rate of transfer within all the districts for the third largest public school system. Mobility takes a huge toll on individual students, educators, schools and districts. Generally districts with high transience suffer from more bureaucratic involvement from the state and feds. Even more frustrating, mobility is often out of an individual school or teacher’s hands. At Chandler Elementary Community School, principal Mark Berthiaume notes that a new student arrived at the beginning of May, about six weeks before the school year ends. “If you’re traveling all over the country, moving from one state to another, it’s going to affect your continuity and educational program,” he says. Bahosh points out that students who arrive mid-year

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have a much harder time at school. “It’s totally different than the kid who comes in September and stays the whole year.” Hargrove has even seen evidence of how mobility through schools affects a child’s social and educational prospects. He remembers a family that moved seven times in one year. “The children, as a result, never established any roots. Years later, they’re struggling,” he says. Even when asking Friendly House kids to draw a picture of the neighborhood, the highly mobile children left out significant parts of the area and didn’t draw their friends. Teachers in classrooms with high mobility numbers struggle too. “I always marvel when I flip back in my grade book,” says Kitren Farrell, an English teacher at South High Community School (2009 churn rate: 29.1 percent) who adds that she doesn’t write names in her grade book with a pen until after a month or so. One of her classes this year began with over 30 students. Now it’s down to 20. “It’s frustrating because you’re always trying to play catch up,” she says, noting that with a number of new students coming in throughout the year it’s difficult to teach at a fast pace, especially when so many writing lessons scaffold from one idea to the next. “It’s very difficult as a teacher, that revolving door,” offers Berthiaume. “All of a sudden I have 20 kids and then three move and then four more move in. I’ve got to now set the whole routine again.” He knows that his school isn’t the only one in this position, but that doesn’t provide any consolation. “It happens in any urban area, but that’s a tough kind of situation to be put in and at the same time keep moving the kids forward.”

rates of student mobility. In Worcester, both Union Hill and Chandler Elementary schools earned the “Level 4” tag, forcing the School Committee to decide if accepting more state funding for these schools was worth the strings attached: firing both schools’ principals. They ultimately voted “yes.” The correlation between elementary schools with high student transience and poor test scores is clear. Worcester’s elementary schools with the highest

mobility rates, Belmont Street Community School, Union Hill, Lincoln Street School and Chandler, all had a much higher percentage of “failing” and “needs improvement” MCAS scores than the state and the rest of the district, while the four schools with the lowest churn rates had MCAS scores much closer to or lower than the averages. The testing schedule adds another measure of unfavorability to schools with unstable populations, especially at the

elementary school level. MCAS testing occurs every year between 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades. With testing at this clip, students arriving at the school don’t even have a year off to catch up. “Many of us in Worcester have a lot of language learners,” says Berthiaume. “And after a few years they have to take the MCAS test. And that’s whether you can read it or not.” The fact that MCAS scores were the continued on page 12


High mobility has started to show its strain across the entire district, not just within the individual schools. Increasingly, state and federal education departments have started tying funding and performance reviews to test scores—specifically MCAS testing, putting schools and districts with transient populations onto an uneven playing field.

In March of 2010 the state identified 35 “Level 4” public schools considered to be “underperforming” by state standards, using four years of MCAS scores as the major determining factor. The nine districts with at least one “underperforming” school had the highest

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continued from page 11 sole benchmarks used for labeling the “underperforming” schools hasn’t gone unnoticed. It’s an unfair assessment, according to teachers and principals. “There are some things that people have not really thought about,” says Berthiaume, regarding level 4 status. “The kids have shown progress within the school,” he notes, using district-wide tests like MAPs scores as an example. But that’s not enough. “The state just doesn’t recognize the assessment we do. It’s all based on MCAS now.” “As of right now, [mobility] is not taken into account,” agrees spokesperson for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Jesse Dixon. “The department’s position is that the school is responsible for the students that walk into a school when they walk into that school.” In the state’s eyes, mobility is something worth tracking and implementing strategies to curb in the future, but won’t factor into their assessment of a school. Right: Gordon Hargrove, executive director of Worcester’s Friendly House. Opposite page: Denise Bahosh, Principal of Union Hill Elementary School.

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What frustrates educators is there’s little they can do to stop the influx and outflow of their students. “It’s an issue of economics,” says Berthiaume. Housing also plays a key role in this. According to the 2008 census, 46.7 percent of housing in Worcester was owner occupied compared to 53.3 percent renter occupied—a huge difference from the state’s 65/35 split. Even without specific statistics breaking down home ownership rates in each school district, educators quickly tie in housing when it comes to finding a root to the mobility issue. “Affordable housing, good housing, [they both] come into play with someone wanting to stay in the neighborhood,” says Bahosh. The economy certainly hasn’t helped either, and with the number of three deckers in the city, a foreclosed home could result in triple the amount of families forced out of their school district or into homelessness. Interestingly, Berthiaume points to Worcester Housing Authority properties like Great Brook Valley and Plumley Village as anchors for a school, as opposed to the numerous triple-deckers in Chandler’s neighborhood. “We don’t have a housing complex, and I think that’s one of the factors of the in

and out too. We have buildings up in the back but they’re not complexes. They’re not like a Plumley Village, a Great Brook Valley. There’s a huge difference between that and a three decker that you’re trying to stay in,” suggests Berthiaume. He continues, “A lot of my families, one of their big things are for them to move from a three decker to Great Brook Valley. When I was growing up we went from a project into a three decker, now it’s kind of in reverse. We go from a three decker—a rental—into a housing complex, because for the most part your basic necessities are taken care of. Heat, electricity, hot water, cold water, those are guarantees usually in a housing development.” Ray Mariano, executive director of the WHA understands that since word has gotten out that WHA properties are cleaner and safer than in the past (vice crime is down 80 percent since he took over seven years ago, overall crime reduced by 60 percent), people may be more attracted to it, but he points out that not every WHA property includes amenities. The issue with a school surrounded by rented triple-deckers, insists Berthiaume, is that they can be expensive to heat. Often times, families double up to save money, but that can cause problems too. “Apartments are so expensive that some people can’t afford to live in them. They double in together. It’s very, very difficult for the kids,” says Bahosh. “Homelessness is a huge thing, and we’re seeing more and more of it,” says Berthiaume. Judith Thompson, WPS’ coordinator of counseling/psychology and community outreach estimates that 1,100 students in the system lived in doubled up homes, making up a good chunk of the 2,000 homeless students they’ve identified

{ coverstory } 2009 Mobility rate in districts with level 4 schools District

# of Level Student Pop. 4 Schools in District

Holyoke Boston Lawrence Springfield Fall River New Bedford Worcester Lowell Lynn

2 12 2 10 3 1 2 1 2

6,646 59,226 13,392 27,505 10,702 13,615 24,783 14,259 14,081

Churn Stability Rate* Rate** 28.9% 25.3% 24.5% 23.1% 22.9% 19.2% 17.3% 16.0% 15.4%

78.1% 80.3% 83.7% 85.9% 84.0% 88.8% 89.9% 90.0% 90.4%

Data provided by the MA Dept. of Education *Churn rate calculates the number of incoming or outgoing students after the start of the school year, but only counts each mobile student once, no matter how many times they’ve moved schools **Stability rate calculates the number of students who remained at their educational setting for the entire year

(Thompson warns that there could be some duplication in the numbers, and “homeless” also includes foster care, shelters and children living with friends instead of family). Thompson suggests that the high transience and homelessness comes from a mix of factors—the economy, high cost of living, people losing their jobs, the cost of health care—but points out that these factors have hit pretty much everywhere. She also makes a pretty sobering statement: “What you see in the local schools is a reflection of the local community.” While there’s no one staff member in the district working on mobile student issues, Thompson says “building to building you’d find a lot of individual efforts,” as well as a broader effort to make parents feel welcome at a school. There have been some state and districtwide efforts too. 1986’s McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act calls for federal funding for districts to provide students (especially homeless ones) transportation to and from school, even if they’ve moved out of that school’s district. “If a kid in a shelter starts off at a particular school, they’re entitled to stay there,” explains Bahosh. “You have to continued on page 14

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continued from page 13 provide transportation. It may be be a taxi, it may be a bus, it may be something else.” She also adds that many who move stay in Worcester, just not in the same school district. Berthiaume has a number of students aided by the McKinney-Vento act. “Some are out of Worcester, some are on the outskirts of Worcester. But we provide them transportation to school so the kids are brought to school to keep some continuity.” As one of the more extreme cases, he mentions that he has a student who has since returned to Worcester, but for a “good half a year” they were transported from Mendon. Hargrove agrees that this is the best case scenario for a student whose family moves around. “When a youngster is homeless and comes to our shelter or programs, it is a goal to have them finish the year [at their previous school].” The Friendly House also works to find housing for that family back in that same school district for the next fall. John Hennessey, director of transportation for the Worcester Public Schools says that the cost breakdown of the McKinney-Vento act doesn’t always fall on the host district.

“Depending on what the various circumstances are, we’d go 50/50, or they’d pay 100 percent or we’d pay 100 percent,” he says. “Each circumstance is different. In the course of the year we’ll deal with many school districts and vendors to make sure that the children are properly serviced.” For example, if a student’s Individual Education Program (IEP) called for enrollment in Special Education classes and SPED transportation, then getting them to and from school in Worcester would fall on the district. Hennessy estimates the cost to the district in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, but in the tens of millions for the state. And in some cases, Berthiaume suggests it might just be better for the student to register closer to where they’re living now—especially if they’ll be there for an extended period of time. “I get the whole idea of there being some continuity, but after a certain number of months I think it might be better just to register them in their own community,” he offers. School Committee member Dianna Biancheria also praises the act, saying families should be “able to have the mobility,” and that schools are being set up to account for a transient population.

Worcester Public high school churn rates, stability rates, MCAS assessment School

# of % Churn Students

Burncoat North South University Park* Worcester Tech Doherty Claremont* District State

1,324 1,242 1,545 236 1,366 1,596 412 7,721 N/A

20.5% 25.2% 29.1% 5.5% 4.0% 17.3% 21.4% 17.6% N/A

Stability Rate

% of MCAS Scores Falling Under Needs Improvement or Failing (ELA/Math)

85.1% 81.9% 77.7% 96.5% 96.6% 88.2% 87.1% 87.6% N/A

41%/54% 40%/48% 35%/49% 3%/5% 22%/30% 25%/34% 32%/48% 25%/34% 19%/26%

*Because these schools include 7th and 8th grades, only 10th grade MCAS scores were used to match them with the other five high schools. Data provided by the Massachusetts Department of Education

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{ coverstory } 2009 Mobility rates and MCAS assessment Worcester Public elementary schools with high churn/low stability rates: School

Belmont Union Hill Lincoln St. Chandler District State

# of students

% churn

Stability Rate

% of MCAS scores falling under Needs Improvement or Failing (ELA/Math)

583 362 323 393 N/A N/A

40% 36.2% 35% 32.3% N/A N/A

79% 78.8% 76.1% 79.2% N/A N/A

71%/61% 82%/84% 78%/75% 82%/88% 30%/37% 33%/44%

Worcester Public elementary schools with low churn/high stability rates: School

Flagg Jacob Hiatt West Tatnuck Nelson Place District State

# of students

% churn

Stability Rate

% of MCAS scores falling under Needs Improvement/ or Failing (ELA/Math)

486 478 311 434 N/A N/A

5.1% 6.7% 9.3% 9.9% N/A N/A

96% 95.1% 96.9% 94.0% N/A N/A

30%/37% 36%/38% 41%/37% 37%/48% 30%/37% 33%/44%

Data provided by the MA Dept. of Education

Recently the English side of the Worcester Public Schools has had to follow a uniform curriculum, aiming to have all English classes around the city teaching the same materials at the same time. “If they’re coming in from another school [within the Worcester Public School system] hopefully they’re just about at the same lesson. But if they’re coming in from another district it could be a whole different program,” says Bahosh. Berthiaume says Worcester has advocated for this for years, but also points out similar issues—and that uniform curriculum is moot when students move in from out of district. “If I get a student from North Carolina, those children take the MCAS tests [here]. The curriculum might be the same down there, it might be altogether different,” he says. Teachers, however, haven’t been enthusiastic about a uniform curriculum; With everyone reading the same book at the same time, there haven’t been enough texts to go around. This could also affect North High’s block scheduling, something Biancheria mentions that she doesn’t want to see taken away. She says there are discussions that moving the school to shorter periods like the other high schools would help

acclimate mobile students between schools, but it would come at the expense of valuable internship opportunities. ***

For Hargrove — like Berthiaume — the number of mobile families may signify a shift in the perception of housing and neighborhoods.

“In the old days, neighbors used to take care of each other,” he says, suggesting that in many places neighbors don’t even know each others’ names anymore. “Moving used to be not in the cards.” Biancheria also suggests that often times families “don’t feel a vested interest in Worcester,” which makes it easier for them to leave. While it is easy to throw this issue to the city-side of local government, some schools and community groups are working on ways to at least keep mobile families within the same district. Ricci Hall, principal at University Park Campus School, mentions that mobility was on the school’s mind before it even opened. “Our school is founded on that premise, continued on page 16

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continued from page 15 actually, to prevent folks from skipping around schools,� he says. UPCS’ churn rate is only 5.5 percent (second among Worcester High Schools only to Worcester Tech), and it’s no surprise that the school out performs most other schools in the state on the MCAS (only 3 percent failing and needs improvement in ELA, 5 percent for math). Hall points out that in the small school everyone knows everyone’s name, and families “feel connected to the adults.� While he doesn’t have numbers on how mobile the population around UPCS is, he says he tells moving families what streets constitute the school’s boundaries, and families try to find new housing within those parameters. Patricia Mallios, a community/youth organizer for the Oak Hill Community Development Center on Grafton Hill, says she hasn’t had much transience among her youth groups, but hears from her kids about friends of theirs that move around. For kids within her group that do leave, despite working outside the public school system, she says she can still keep students “connected with youth groups on the city level.� She also suggests that when kids are involved in the community, make connections and put down roots, there’s more of a reason for them to stay. But whether kids who do this come from stable families, or whether families are made stable by their involved children, could be a chicken/egg question. The mobility rates point out a rising and frustrating trend: a number of Worcester Public School students move in and out of the district, and the schools with the highest prevalence of transience suffer from the lowest test scores. In a state where MCAS is quickly becoming the end-

all of school, student and performance rankings, Worcester’s school department may continue to look for radical, but not necessarily favored, ways to boost the scores of students who may not even be ST E V E N KI N G

there from one day to the next. It’s easy for a school to pass off students who have left, or to assume an incoming student will pick up the routine quickly. But as Union Hill’s population numbers—175 in, 95 out before the year has ended—show, Worcester’s student population is as unstable as the local housing market. Student mobility is no longer an issue just for the schools, but there’s going to have to be a push on the city’s side to stabilize neighborhoods to help combat it too.

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Symbiotic Relationships with MP Raymond M O DE R N M AN

J. Fatima Martins

The Sprinkler Factory Artists’ Group, on Harlow Street, a dynamic beehive of artistic production, will be buzzing with excitement this weekend. On May 15 the juried group exhibition “Symbiotic Relationships: Inspiration Drawn form the Sprinkler Factory” will open and run until May 30. The show features a diverse group of two and three-dimensional artwork, as well as fine craft created by ten resident and fifteen nonresident artists. The objective is to exhibit recent work inspired by the building’s architecture and history, or the theme of “creative symbiosis” within an artist community. Sprinkler’s spacious exhibition hall, surrounded by studios, is widely recognized as one of Worcester’s best gallery spaces. Without doubt, one of the most buzz-worthy nonresident artists included is emerging painter MP Raymond. Raymond is a contemporary realist, previously from Maine, and currently living in Southbridge. He’s quickly gaining a reputation in Worcester for his luminous, tightly conceived oil paintings. His subjects spans architecture, industrial, figurative and nature subjects. For the Sprinkler show, two of his most significant recent paintings were selected: AB AN D ON ED

the large emotionally charged, minimalist Modern Man and the smaller architecturally poetic Abandoned. The subject of both paintings fit perfectly within the show’s thematic parameters. Modern Man depicting a skeleton labeled “made in china” is an enigmatic, visual metaphor loosely exploring the concept of cheap manufacturing and identity reoccurring problems for artists as they strive for creative freedom within a community. In Abandoned. the theme is obvious - the poetry of silent decay, contrasting surface textures, shadows and lost history as seen in a forgotten brownstone building. Raymond’s work is typical of today’s realist trends in which the intention is S AT URD AY MORNI NG

to convey the hidden emotional concept, which lies behind so-called reality. His seemingly quiet subjects are depicted dramatically from alternative points of view; negative space is used as a visual counterpoint, and aggressive and subtle textures are contrasted. Modern themes, such as freedom, history, and pathos are explored. Questions about the subject are encouraged and the story behind the work is open-ended. “I love it when people talk about what they see in my paintings, it helps me understand the viewer, my audience. I learn whether or not I’ve achieved my goal with each work,” says Raymond. What makes Raymond even more

exceptional is that is he self-taught, and has only been working professionally as an artist for the past four years. Within this short time span he’s been extremely productive creating a large body of work and selling regularly. For an artist with no formal art training, he’s mastered the formal principles of painting along with the conceptual. Nothing in his representational work is random. “The viewer is searching the structure of the painting and if the visual elements are bad, my message is lost.” says Raymond. “I want to communicate that quiet subjects speak volumes, silence has sound. I want to pull the viewer into the scene.” Raymond wants you to read his paintings, “painting is visual poetry; it’s emotional, but you can’t just paint what you see,” he says. “You need to adjust it, structurally, through composition in hope of reproducing the right feeling, the correct story. I want the viewer to read my paintings and be able to arrive at the focal point without the need of verbal explanation.” Raymond has skillfully accomplished his goal of creating paintings that speak loudly about quiet subjects. The inclusion of his work in “Symbiotic Relationships” is sure to draw attention. The opening reception on Saturday May 15 is from 8-10:30pm, with live music by the band Water. The other nonresident artists exhibiting work are: Art Kraus, Lisa Farmer, Mari Lamp, Justin Hrala, Kathy Muray, Patrick O’Connor, Lisa Barthelson, Lynn Simmons, Shela Cunningham, Ted Lilley, Norma Chanis, Cliff Connell, Gerald Bellmore, Art Shea, and Toni Henneman. The Sprinkler Factory is located at 38 Harlow St., Worcester. Visit them online at Learn more about the artist at

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Spring stARTS on North Main

Doreen Manning

Since their first event in 2002, stART on the Street has become synonymous for a creative gathering of artisans, craftspeople, entertainers and vendors. Since then, a tradition of stART events has grown to include stART at the Station in Union Station each December and the wildly popular stART on the Street every fall on Park Ave. Going for a trifecta of street fair success, the stART folks have decided to get a jump on the season with stART on the Street: Spring Edition, happening on Sunday May 16, along North Main Street in Worcester from 11a.m.-5p.m.

With over 135 local artists and crafters set to sell their handmade wares, plus performers, area restaurants, youth activities and organizations all assembled along North Main Street for this free festival, the city is abuzz about this newest collaboration. This isn’t the first time stART has attempted a spring version of their street celebration. In 2008 Beaver Brook Park was the site of a spring festival with over 100 participants. But in 2009, as the gloomy economy put a damper on things, the stART folks decided to focus all their energy upon the Park Ave. and Union Station events, both of which draw a loyal following. “In October of last year we started discussing the possibilities of again hosting a Spring event,” explains CoDirector Sarah Brueck, (along with CoDirector Tina Zlody). “Because I work at the Armsby Abbey, the North Main Street area has become a second home to me, so Tina and I discussed potentially hosting a street festival there,” Brueck explains. “We felt like logistically the North Main Street area was perfect for an event. We talked with the entire group of 10 coordinators and brainstormed with them. And here we are!” “Having stART on the Street here is just another item on the growing list of good things that are happening in Worcester,” says J. Stuart Esty – otherwise known as the good Dr. Gonzo, whose North Main St. Uncommon Condiment Emporium will have its doors wide open to the fair right

outside its front door. “Anytime the community can get out and celebrate the creative talent that lives here is a win/win for the artists, community and area business,” Esty says. Don’t miss Dr. Gonzo’s monthly grilling challenge firing up behind the Emporium on this day, as the 2nd annual Brazen Chicken Challenge hits the rack at 2p.m. With this spring edition of stART bringing new attention to the ever growing North Main St. section of the city, this slightly scaled down version of stART is also part of the “All Arts Weekend in the Woo” with the Sprinkler Factory’s Annual Open Studio and Sale and the Worcester Center for Crafts’ Annual Mayfair all happening simultaneously. Johanna Parker of Brookline, who will be bringing her Kaya’s Kloset to the event, says “The stART events are so much more than a craft fair. There is music and food. The outdoor events have crafts for the kids and artists demonstrating their techniques. It’s a great weekend activity for families, young adults, college students, basically anyone in Worcester and the surrounding areas,” pronounces Parker. Jen Niles of Jen Niles Art in Paxton shares the same enthusiasm when she says “I am so excited to be starting off the season with a stART on the Street event, and I think it’s fun that they’re holding it in a brand new location. Change is good!” Bill Champitto of Fresh Cut Glass in Winthrop shows his work in numerous shows throughout the year, including prominent shows in Boston, Cape Cod, Newport RI, New Paltz, Newburyport and others. “Worcester definitely has found

itself a place among these communities with its continued and constant support of the arts. We’re happy that the Worcester art community welcomes us to these events,” says

Champitto. “It feels like an eternity sometimes waiting till September to take part in stART. And this year I don’t have to,” artist Bret M. Herholz exclaims. “Not only is it great exposure for your artwork or music, but it’s also a great opportunity to connect with other artists, musicians and crafters from the area and beyond,” Herholz says. Brueck says her personal goal – and a common theme among all stART events – is to bring together artists and crafters with people who want to buy arts and crafts. “Being an artist myself, I know what I like to see at events I participate in,” Brueck explains. “Organized planners and a well-attended event that’s accessible to artists and crafters of all levels, and we aspire to provide that.” This is one goal that the stART group always delivers. Learn more at

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RealTalk Kinda Dusty

“Kinda Dusty is a support system of artists that operate as a crew, label, platform and whatever they want it to be” says Ethereal, one fourth of the artist collective. On a Monday afternoon in Ding Ho, Lex, Rev and I sat down with some of the most focused brothers in the city of Wor. This is how we break bread b, REAL TALK. WM: What is Kinda Dusty? Ethereal: Louie Gonz (MC/DJ), DJ Manipulator (Producer, DJ), Paul Mighty (Engineer, Producer, MC) and myself Ethereal (MC, Graphic Designer, Site Manager, All Around Artist). Kinda Dusty is a artist collective, basically a support system of artists, we operate as a crew, label, platform, whatever we want it to be.


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Misfire in the hood Robin Hood ★★½ David Wildman

There must be some kind of Churchillian quote that would be appropriate here, something like: “never have the talents of so many been turned toward such a pointless result.” Robin Hood is a monumental misfire of epic proportions, featuring one of my all-time favorite directors, Ridley Scott, a cast of pure gold and a script of pure mud.

In order to see what went so very wrong here, it would be instructional to look at the film they originally set out to make. Initially Robin Hood was green lighted as Nottingham, a supposed rehabilitation of the famous villainous sheriff of that storied shire as a kind of merry-old CSI, trying to solve crimes while the dastardly outlaw Robin Hood and creepy King John continue to make trouble for him. To be sure this was kind of a silly idea, but it was a unique one nonetheless. Director Scott signed on back in 2007 and brought with him his Gladiator bad boy Russell Crowe as part of the package. Crowe proceeded to throw a hissy, unwilling to mess around with the legend, and refused to do the film unless he could play out his Errol Flynn fantasy. The original screenwriter was fired and Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) was brought in to twist the script around into a shape that would please its hotheaded star. The rest is history (or probably, as it turns out, far, far removed from any believable derivation of historical fact whatsoever). Anyway, as a film reviewer I have to critique what they put up onscreen, and all initial intentions toward originality aside, the result of the squabbling is a compromise that eschews aping the same jolly old story we’ve heard a kabillion times in favor of a misguided, muddled attempt at a kind of prequel to the Robin Hood legend. The real tragedy here is the talent wasted. Scott in particular makes a great showing, keeping the thing hopping with bawdy, gritty visuals, excitingly rendered battle scenes and a decent balance between the mostly underplayed dialog and the action. All of which would have come in really handy if he’d had an actual interesting story to tell. But alas, t’was not to be. I won’t bore you good citizens with too many details of the convoluted plotting.

Basically, Robin Longstride (Crowe) breaks away from the army of Richard the Lionheart (Danny Huston) after the king bites it in battle, encounters a dying knight and agrees to return his sword to

his father in Nottingham. Robin shows up, and the father (Max von Sydow!) turns out to be a blind dude who’s wife Lady Marian (Cate Blanchett) is running the household. He tells Robin to pose as her husband to keep the now back to evil sheriff (Matthew MacFadyen) from shutting down the farm. Robin performs a single Robin Hood-like act, stealing seeds from the corrupt clergy. Meanwhile: the French are coming! They are being led by turncoat Godfrey (Mark Strong) who has duped the newly crowned King John (Oscar Isaac – doing a dandy job portraying an arrogant dickhead). The snotty cheese-eaters are preparing their own reverse Normandy invasion, and it is left to Robin to go all Braveheart and bind together the entirety of disgruntled English barons on the isle who hate the new king to join with him for some serious sword and arrow action in the name of justice. The last half hour of the flick moves from one skirmish to another, concluding with the beginning of Robin Hood’s life as an outlaw with his band of merry men in the woods. Ho hum. Just another day on Knifecrime Island. They really should have stuck with the CSI Nottingham concept, and when Crowe balked, fired his egomaniac ass and signed up David Caruso for the role. Aye, ye shall not get fooled again! M AY 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M


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Leominster is a long way from the Mexican border. A long car/plane ride is required to even think about physically linking the two North American locations together. Only those wishing to make a living or travel for Spring Break can truly attest to the distance. It comes with the territory then that any establishment claiming to have “authentic Mexican” will draw both great interest and a wait-and-see skepticism. Taco Loco makes such a claim. Game on. Lola and I decided to take a recent afternoon weekend to investigate

the eatery. We arrived at the modest restaurant – a few miles from its former home on Central Street in Leominster – and were welcomed and seated in the small dining room area with about a dozen tables. The mustard yellow walls supported all sorts of typical Mexicoinspired decor. Sombreros? Yes. Spanish music? Yes. Chili peppers bursting from the wall? Yes. Mexican flags? Two. Three maps of Mexico on the same wall – one of which showed the agricultural tendencies of our southern neighbors – pushed the flavor a little over the edge, but Taco Loco made it clear what sort of setting it wanted you in. We sat down and were served a basket of warm tortilla chips served with a dish of refried beans and a duo of pepperbased hot sauces that had moderate pep. A coke and a sweet watermelon jarrito took care of the light heat. With the tamales not quite ready, Lola and I took in an appetizer order of huaraches (think fried dough for meat lovers). The long stretch of floury goodness was topped with carnitas – slow-cooked pieces of pork – and drizzled with sour cream. The pork had a delicate

smoky flavor that complimented the bed of thick, homemade dough. Similar Mexican flare was pushed across my nostrils when I received my gordita plate. Three thick pieces of corn flour acted as pedestals to prop up the same slow-cooked shredded carnita with sour cream and lettuce, and topped with another soft, circular homemade flour shell. It was a tasty homemade recipe executed well, but could stand to use some more of that great dry Mexican heat. Don’t get me wrong, though, this entrée was far from bland. Lola’s carne asada was indeed an authentic Mexican entrée, but the result disappointed. Although the carne asada steak is not usually the greatest cut of meat to begin with, this particular steak was tough and lacking flavor – even when topped with a bit of fresh pico de gallo. Both dishes were served with plenty

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Worcester Firefighters ‘Serve It Up’: Join the 99 Restaurant and Worcester Firefighters on Wednesday May 19, for a night of fundraising to benefit the Why Me & Sherry’s House; to help children with cancer and their families. Gratuities and 15% of sales from the evening will be donated. All 99 Worcester locations are participating in the benefit; stop in from 4p.m.-close. Pub 99-11 East Central St. (Rte. 290). 508-792-9997. 900 West Boylston St. 508-852-2999. 50 Southwest Cutoff (Rte. 20). 508-363-3999.

Mezcal Lunch: Mezcal Tequila Cantina is now open for lunch, from 11am to 4pm during the summer. The lunch menu features a variety of Mezcal original creations and southwestern favorites including: tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and fajitas. Make sure to save room for the chocolate spring rolls for dessert! Mezcal Tequila Cantina-166 Shrewsbury St., Worcester. 508-926-8308. HEY FOODIES! We want your dining leads for our BITES section. Heard of a new place opening? Has your favorite Chef switched ovens for a new position elsewhere? Restaurateurs, do you have hot news to share with our dining readers? Send it all here to doreen@

Free appetizer or dessert: Get a few appetizer or dessert from either Via, The Sole Proprietor, or 111 Chop House with the order of a dinner entrée before or after a theatre show at The Hanover Theater or Mechanics Hall. Simply present your

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The Bagel Inn is a cute little breakfast nook on Main Street in Holden with an extensive soup list squished on a small whiteboard past the bakery case. It took a while to decide, but the staff was plenty patient. Renée picked the chicken tortellini, and I ordered the carrot ginger. Of the two, the chicken tortellini was better but the carrot ginger was still very good. The tortellini in the soup was obviously homemade and the broth was rich, well seasoned, and boasted plenty of veggies in addition to the tortellini. The carrot ginger soup needed more stirring upon being served because the pureed ginger seemed to sink, leaving the first few bites a little bland. It could have used a little more kick, but it still was quite enjoyable. Because there was so many, I also ordered the Mexican Black Bean soup to go which was even better with its thick broth full of beans, corn, tomatoes and peppers flavored with lime and cilantro. The soups, themselves, were a little higher than most places at $4 for one size, but you could order one of the superb bagels and specialty cream cheese and have yourself a full meal for a little over $5. With the great selection, it’s definitely worth the trip out to Holden for the Bagel Inn.

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Salisbury Singers will perform famous choruses from Carmen, La Traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor and more at A Night at the Opera, also featuring complimentary wine tasting and a silent auction, on Saturday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at the First Unitarian

Church, 90 Main St., Worcester. $20, $18 senior citizens and students, and may be purchased online at salisburysingers. org or by calling 508-799-3848. Proceeds support the nonprofit chorus, which has been providing a musical outlet for Central Massachusetts residents since 1973.

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Join The Fire Works Clay Studio and the Sprinkler Factory Artists for their annual spring Open Studios – all free Friday May 15 through Sunday, May 16. Featuring artists who work and create within the Sprinkler Factory & Fire Works studios, many of whom will be on hand for discussion and demonstrations. Meet the artists behind the creations you love from 4-8 p.m. on May 14; 11am-5pm on May 15 & 16. The Sprinkler Factory, 38 Harlow St. 508-8527220,

spring take flight crafts Live Bird Show takes flight on Thursday, May 13. Presented by Tom Ricardi of the

Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Center, this family event is for children 10 and under (with an adult). Pick up your free ticket at the Frances Perkins Branch Library Youth Services Desk. 4-4:45 p.m. Frances Perkins Branch Library, Program Room, 470 West Boylston St. 508-7991687.

Mayfair at the Worcester Center for Crafts Friday, May 14 - Sunday, May 16. Showcasing

artisans from all over New England in all ranges of mediums from fibers to wood, clay to glass, as well as jewelry and photography. Don’t miss the clay demos in children’s programs! Friday: 2 – 7pm; Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday: 11am – 4pm. Seniors $5/General Admission $7. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or

unite against MS green thumb T-Shirts & Ties ; A Multiple Sclerosis Fundraiser comes to Ralph’s Diner on Sunday, May 16.

A collaboration of artists, musicians, writers, doctors, nurses and other business professionals coming together to raise money for continued patient services at UMass Memorial MS Clinic. Silent auction plus the music of classically trained musicians Elizabeth and Abigail Gadilauskas; alternative blues band Self Help Revolver with Sarah Borrello; rock band Not Yet Named and more. $25, 6-11 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543, tshirtsandties. org.

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Gospel Trails presents Songfest New

England Starring Ernie Haase & Signature Sound on Thursday, May 13. The “Renewed and Reloaded Tour” combines 21st century musicianship with the timeless quality of great quartets from the 1950s recast in the mold of gospel quartets. Signature Sound’s unconventional approach to communicating the Good News with ground-breaking originality has blazed a trail that will go down in gospel music history. $27. 7:30-10 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. Call 508-752-0888.

8th Annual Asparagus, Flower & Craft Festival on Saturday, May 15 takes place on the West Brookfield Common from 10am 4pm. (Rain date May 16). This unique celebration features over 60 local growers, artisans, businesses and organizations. Enjoy lunch in “Asparagus Alley” where a variety of asparagus dishes will be available in addition to other lunch selections. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. West Brookfield Town Common, N Main St. and E Main St., West Brookfield.

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Mothers and Company of West Boylston is hosting a MoCo Consignment Event on Saturday, May 15 from 10am-4pm. You’ll find excellent quality and condition children’s gently used items, spring/summer clothing (preemie-16), gear, and toys. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mothers & Company, 140 Worcester St., West Boylston. Call 508-835-6666 or visit

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The Nature Photo Workshop & Walk on Saturday, May 15 is where you’ll learn tips for

nature photography with Mike Backunas on an outdoor photo walk at Moore State Park. Known for its rhodendrons and picturesque mill, the park offers a beautiful setting for springtime photography. Mike Backunas’ photography has been included in brochures for Canon Europe, book covers, and nature publications. Free but call to register. 10 a.m.-noon Moore State Park, Mill St., Paxton. 508-835-6489.

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“Fund” In The Sun happens on Saturday, May 15. Come out for a night of fun with The Island Castaways Band for a night of music made famous by Jimmy Buffett. Plenty of “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” will be served. Casual dress and attitude are required...flip flops and dancing are optional. All proceeds to benefit Summit Academy. $20. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Leo’s Ristorante, 11 Brackett Ct. 978-897-9500,

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Berlin gardens

Spend the day strolling through five unique gardens during the Berlin Garden Tour on Wednesday, May 19. Start your day at the 1870 Town Hall at 12 Woodward Avenue in Berlin and pick up your tickets, maps of the garden location and information about each garden and parking. Boxed lunches prepared by Chloe in Hudson are available for advanced purchase only. $15 in advance $20 on the day of the tour. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1870 Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave., Berlin. 978-838-7379,

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If you are between the ages of 3 and 5, bring your favorite adult for a thematic hour of a story, an activity, and a naturalist-led walk during the

Third Week Wonders Preschool Series: Celebrate Signs of Spring on Wednesday, May 19. $7M/ $10NM. Fee covers adult/child pair;

An Evening with Chris Botti: A Very Special Appearance in Celebration of the 150th Worcester Music Festival on Saturday, May 15. Join Music

Worcester for an evening of extraordinary music with Trumpeter Chris Botti (pictured) as helps celebrate the 150th Season of the Worcester Music Festival! Chris Botti’s success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple gold, platinum, and Grammy awards. $60, $55, $50, $45. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 508-7543231 or visit musicworcester. org.

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Get ready to Tee Off for Veterans as Veterans Inc. presents

the 13th Annual Best Ball Charity Golf Classic on Wednesday, May 19. Registration starts at 8am with shotgun start 9am. $125 per person includes: Green fees, cart & steak dinner. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Heritage Country Club, 85 Sampson Road, Charlton. Call 508-791-0956, ext. 123 or visit

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Rock out on Thursday May 13 at Ralph’s with pop rockers Silent Century, Liberation Day, Stress Relief, and Dead Marxist Trio. For some sizzlin’ R&B, take a listen to Lisa Marie and All Shook Up at Nick’s. Get rowdy with the Great Whiskey Rebellion at Vincent’s. Flashback to the 80’s with the ultimately awesome Flock of Assholes along with On The Verge and One Timers Band at the Lucky Dog. Witness the power of the ukulele as Amazing Dick’ Leufstedt takes the stage at Beatnik’s. Gospel quartet Ernie Hasse & Signature Sound combine musicianship and timeless quality from the 1950’s to create their unique sound, performing over at Mechanics Hall. End the night at Gilrein’s with blues from The Willie J. Laws and Lit Roach Band. On Friday May 14 pile in the car and head to The Rabbit Hole in Fitchburg for an afterhours performance featuring local flavors: UNATMP, Lexingtons, Gingerbread Kids and Ecstasy Crises. While in Fitchburg, swing by the Boulder Café for Acoustic Loops from Hell with Chris Reddy. Over at the Lucky Dog, Kung Fu Grip is playing all your favorite cover-hits; with guests Infinitum and The Reach. Piano-driven power rockers Hey Now, Morris Fader are shaking things up at Ralph’s along with I, Pistol, Swillmerchants, Banana Phonetic and The Change Up. Swing into Vincent’s for some smooth jazz by The Bobby Keyes Trio. Get your Irish jig on as Jug O’ Punch delivers a rollicking good time at Fiddlers’ Green. Prepared to be funk’d at Beatnik’s with groovy music makers The Hornitz and Sophistafunk. Check out Green Apple Ghost as they bring rock to The Raven. 5 piece ensemble East of Shirley plays an eclectic mix ranging from contemporary acoustic to blues/roots; take a listen at the Harvest Café in Hudson. Songstress Trina Vargas joins The Bobby Gadoury Trio for an evening of classics from the Great American Songbook at Nick’s. Looking for some blues? Head over to Gilrein’s for Trick Bags of Blues. Jump and jive to swing hits by The Progressions at City Lights Bar & Restaurant. Simmer down with Bill McCarthy and his guitar at Greendale’s Pub. Kick off Saturday May 15 with world renowned trumpeter (and total hottie) Chris Botti at the Hanover Theatre. Classics not your thing? Ralph’s has the hard rock fix you need with face melting performances by Wreckoning, Acaro, 18 Wheels of Justice, Scaphism and Or Else. For some foot stomping blues and folk head over to City Park Grill and catch Whalebone Farmhouse. It’s a reggae takeover at Beatnik’s with the tons of fun Guns of Navarone. Party on with explosive rockers Before the Fall at Tammany Hall. Metal thrashers Vicious Cycle are returning by popular demand to the Lucky Dog, joined by Bulletbreed, Legions and more! The legendary Babe Pino is bringing the blues to Gilrein’s. Join your favorite Auntie, Auntie Trainwreck for an exciting night of rock, blues and country fusion at Club KasBar. Catch local rock at its finest with Jediah at The Cannery in Southbridge. Don’t miss the incredible picking and soulful singing of Blackstone Valley Bluegrass at the Rockdale Congregational Church in Northbridge. Finish up with a nightcap at Nick’s and classics by Jim Porcella joined by pianist Jack Senier.



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Adult Lunch Jam Session. Jack’s Guitar Garage will run an hour and a half Jam session/Lunch. For a small fee, spend your lunch break jamming with other musicians, having lunch, and working on skills. $5. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jack’s Guitar Garage, 243 West Main St., Northborough. 508-393-7200. Crazy Dave and Farley. Downstairs Bar at Ralphs. Twice a week, Every week. Don’t miss it! 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. 18+ Dollhouse Thursdays. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. Ukulele Thursdays. Come out on Ukulele Thursdays and listen to Rich “Amazing Dick” Leufstedt ! Bring a ukulele and you can join in the fun! Awesome Eats, Good Times and Great Tunes! Free. 6-9 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Buffie Groves - BR Soundstage. 7-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Thursday Night Music Series. 7-10 p.m. Devens Grill, 4 Ryans Way, Devens. 978-862-0060. Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy. Free. 7:30 p.m.midnight Admiral T. J. O’Briens, 407 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-3472838 or Songfest New England Starring Ernie Haase & Signature Sound. $27. 7:30-10 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-0888. Bi-monthly music collective hosted by Perry Bakalos of the trio Smoke N Mirrors. jblsmokenmirrors Dinner is served until 9pm. Reservations accepted. 978-567-0948 No cover, pass the hat for the performers. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. College Night - 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. Karaoke with Mike. Karaoke Free. 8 p.m.-noon Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Live Jazz & Blues. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Cafe Destare, 320 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5734. Open Mic Thursdays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. “Audio Wasabi” hosted by Brian Chaffee. Featuring a different musical theme every week. Free. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or Flock of Assholes, On The Verge, One Timers Band. $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or Open Mic Jam. Come join us on stage for our famous Open Mic Jam Sessions. All players and singers are welcome! Every Thursday starting @ 8:30pm! FREE. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. 18+ College Thursdays. The Canal District’s 18+ College Dance Party Weekly Theme Parties with Prizes and Giveaways! DJ Nick & DJ U-KNO Blazin the BEST! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. The Dive Bar Thursdays. Duncan Arsenault hosts this weekly music series at The Dive Bar, featuring musicians from all genres. FREE. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dive Bar, 34 Green St. Thursday Night is 18+ Night @ LC’s Lounge W/ CAVAN & Guest D.J.’s Every Week. Under 21 $5 21+ FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Jay Graham Live! Free. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s. Lisa Marie and All Shook Up! No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Silent Century, Liberation Day, Stress Relief, Dead Marxist Trio,. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. The Willie J. Laws & Lit Roach Band. $5. 9:30-1 p.m.

Gilrein’s, 802 Main St. 508-791-2583. Andy Cummings Live. $3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Hooligan’s, 29 Blossom St., Fitchburg. 508-272-5092. Vincent’s presents Great Whiskey Rebellion every Thursday night. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

>Friday 14 Fern & Rita. Fern & Rita perform free. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or Moose & the Mud Bugs - Doherty HS Class of ‘69 Party - Benefit 4 Moose’s Cat Psycho. Live music from The Mudbugs-featuring members of 1960’s era Worcester bands The Nomads, Music Box, Blues Union and Exit Left. Hosted by Ed “Moose” Savage. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Trina Vargas joins The Bobby Gadoury Trio! No Cover. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Crazy Dave and Farley Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. Twice a week, Every week. Don’t miss it! 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Beatles For Sale @ the ACS Relay For Life Shrewsbury. Beatles For Sale returns to Shrewsbury for this very special event. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury. Jason James. 6-10 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. A Loss For Words. A Loss for Words: Album Release Extravaganza-Also performing: The Wonder Years/Lions Lions/ Transit/ Challenges $12 adv. & day. 6:30 p.m.-midnight Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. After Hours Live Music at The Rabbit Hole. We move the furniture around, dim the lights and turn the upstairs into a party of sound! The lineup for this event is: * UNATMP * Lexington’s * Gingerbread Kids * Ecstasy Crises The Rabbit Hole is located at 805 Main Street, downtown Fitchburg. 978-345-0040. Visit our events calendar Free. 7-11 p.m. Rabbit Hole (bookstore and more), 805 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-0040 or Classic Rock Party for Wheelchairs. The classic rock band Ripchord will headline the first in a series of “Rock and Roll for Wheelchairs” events in Clinton. Good times for a good cause. All proceeds will buy wheelchairs for people in developing countries. Unique auction prizes with classic rock theme plus goods from Peru and Nicaragua. $10 at the door, $60 for reserved table of 9. 7-11 p.m. Clinton Elks, 128 School St., Clinton. 978-270-2457 or Todd MacDonald. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), Todd MacDonald writes songs with the thoughtfulness and heart of a true minister. Currently living in Nashville, TN he has just released his debut album, “Pilgrims Here” (co-produced with Paul Buono). 7-11 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658 or Worcester Group Sings. Join us for another Group Sing! (a relaxed and informal group sing-along of folk and acoustic music for beginners, professional singers, and those who like to sing along to the radio). 7-9 p.m. WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester’s Community Radio Station, The Front Room, 910 Main St. 508-753-1012 or Bill McCarthy & His Guitar. BadClownProductions. Free! 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Chris Pahud with Seth Connelly and Pat “Hatrack” Gallagher; Sonic Bridge opens. After more than a decade chasing a dream, Chris has released “Red Sky in Morning”. $15 ($12 Members; $14 Students/Seniors). 8-11 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or Jim Perry plays solo at Brian’s Restaurant. 8-11 p.m. Brian’s Eating and Drinking Place, 91 Providence Road, Linwood. East of Shirley. East Of Shirley is a 5-piece ensemble from central Massachusetts that plays an eclectic musical mix - from contemporary acoustic folk to blues, roots, and Americana. Pass

the hat for the performers. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Ken Macy. 8 p.m.-noon Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Tom Yates Group - Remembering Woodstock. No Cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Tony Yodice - Acoustic Fridays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Kuung Fu Grip with guests Infinitum and The Reach. All your favorite cover-hits! $6. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusichall. Chris Reddy -Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Boulder Cafe, 880 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-0008. Chyldz Play. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Friday Night Decadence 18+. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Gallery, 150 Point St., Providence. 401-751-7166 Fusion. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Green Apple Ghost. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. Our Top 40 Ladies Night Dance Party 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or Latin Night with DJ Sammy Smoove. Jam’s 94.5 own DJ Sammy Smoove on the 1’s and 2’s! 18+. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Swagger Nightclub, 281 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg. 978-627-0260 or Live Music Friday Nights @ BOCADO. Pop Latino from 9pm. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011 or Over Six. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508797-9599. Pete the Polak, DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Phantasia Fridays with DJ Tony-T. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Sean Ryan. 9 p.m.-noon Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. The Hornitz & Sophistafunk ~ Cabin Fever Promo. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. The Progressions - Live. Free. 9-11:30 p.m. City Lights Bar & Restaurant, 395 Grafton St. 508-459-7879. Trick Bags of Blues. $10:00. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Gilrein’s, 802 Main St. 508-791-2583. Wonder Box. $5 cover charge. 9 p.m.-noon Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Hey Now Morris Fader, I, Pistol, Swillmerchants, Banana Phonetic. and The Change Up! 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Every Friday Night @ LC’s Lounge is 21+ Night With Cavan and D.J. Joe Tortorelli, no cover. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Jug O’ Punch. ‘The Jug o’ Punch’ has been entertaining audiences in Massachusetts and beyond for nearly 40 years! 10 p.m.-midnight Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or The Bobby Keyes Trio. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

>Saturday 15 KMP and Guests. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Music Student Concert - Recital. Students of Pakachoag Music School perform for family and friends favorite end-ofsemester pieces. Free.. 3-4 a.m., 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. Live Band Karaoke w/ Fingercuff. Live Band Karaoke. The name says it all. Karaoke with a LIVE BAND. 9:30-1 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. The Red Riders. with Kevin Aucoin on sax. 10-1:30 a.m.

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Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181. Exposure Music Festival. $15 door. 11 a.m.-midnight Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696 or Brown Bag Concert: Harpsichord Music of the 18th Century. This Brown Bag Concert features works by Bach, Couperin and Scarlatti. The renowned Harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa performs J.S. Bach’s Fifth Partita, François Couperin’s Huitiême Ordre and sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. Free to Members or with Museum Admission.. noon-1:30 p.m. Museum of Russian Icons, Upper Level South Gallery, 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000, ext. 17. Songwriter’s Workshop with Lauren Passarelli. Songwriter’s Workshop 1 pm at the Harvest Cafe’ in Hudson, MA 3rd Sat of every month. 978-567-0948 1-3 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Bill McCarthy. Free. 7-10 p.m. Junior’s Pizza Grille, 346 Shrewsbury St. 508-459-5800. Bearfoot. $19 adults; $15 seniors/students/teachers. 7:30-9 p.m. Cultural Center at Eagle Hill, 242 Old Petersham Road, Hardwick. 413-477-6746 or Bret Talbert - Live & Acoustified! Local rocker performs the best in classic, modern rock & pop - with the aid of his trusty 6-string thing. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508-886-4600. Grass Roots season ender with Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. $12/$10 seniors/$5 students/under 5 free. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Rockdale Congregational Church, Grass Roots Coffeehouse, 42 Fowler Road, Northbridge. 617-429-0347. Worcester Chamber Music Society - Around the World. WCMS musicians perform Rousell Trio for flute, viola and cello (France), Benjamin Viola, Viola (England) and Brahms String Quintet in G major (Germany). Special guest Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello $25 adults/$20 seniors/$15 students. 7:30-9:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 978-456-2730 or Before The Fall. $5. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001 or Ernie and The Automatics. 8 p.m.-noon Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Greg Wallask and Laura Leanza from Laura and the Lookouts Play at Harvest Cafe. Laura and Greg play a variety of acoustic rock and folk favorites, with a bit of country blues sprinkled in. 978-567-0948 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Saucy Jack. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Toni Lynn Washington. $18 ($15 Members; $17 Students/ Seniors). 8-11 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or . Vicious Cycle with Bulletbreed, Legions & more. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or The Shivs. The Shivs debut at The Ale House free. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or Anti Audio Presents - Rescue Aurora. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. Auntie Trainwreck. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508-798-8385. Babe Pino. $10:00 am. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Gilrein’s, 802 Main St. 508-791-2583. Chris Reddy -Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Nines Neighborhood Bar, 136 Millbury St. Dirty Deeds. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420 DJ’s - Every Saturday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. Fusion. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Jediah. Local rock at its finest. Full band show! 21+ $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cannery, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. John Cate. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508752-9439.

GIG POSTER OF THE WEEK Oh Look! A free place to run your next band/gig/event flyer! Don’t let this sweet spot get away - send your high resolution file to at least 10 days before your show. Outside In. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. Rick Poter and the sons of soul. $5 cover charge. 9 p.m.noon Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Ridden. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516 or The Silverbacks. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Whalebone Farmhouse. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. City Park Grill, 5 Front St. Jim Porcella and pianist Jack Senier. No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508753-4030. Wreckoning, Acaro, 18 Wheels of Justice, Scaphism, and Or Else! 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. “Fingercuff” @ Lc’s Lounge (Parking in the rear of Building). $5.10 p.m.-2 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Guns of Navarone. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877.

>Sunday 16 Acoustic Brunch with Tom Ewart. Performances are held in dining room of restaurant. Brunch is served until 2pm. Reservations accepted. 978-567-0948 No cover, pass the hat for the performer. 10 a.m.-noon Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Student Concert - Recital. Students of Pakachoag Music School perform for family and friends favorite end-of-semester pieces. Free. 1-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. Chris Reddy -Acoustic Loops from Hell. 2-6 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Founders’ Concert. Join Apple Tree Arts for a special concert in honor of all the people who founded Grafton at the Founders’ Concert. The concert will feature the Apple Tree Arts Community

Chorus and the Greater Auburn Community Chorus performing the Requiem by John Rutter with a chamber music accompaniment. General admission is $12 Concert goers wearing a “Grafton 275th” button receive $2 discount. Tickets available at the door.. 2-3 p.m. Evangelical Congregational Church, 30 Grafton Common, Grafton. 508-839-4286. Master Singers of Worcester: Jolly Olde England. The Master Singers of Worcester will present “Jolly Old England,” Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors. For tickets, mail check payable to Master Singers of Worcester for $25 each for regular or $20 each for senior/student tickets to P.O. Box 7203 Worcester. We will mail tickets or hold them at the door. Leave a message at 508-842-1349 with questions. 3-5 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. 508-842-1349. Spirit of Hope Concert for Haiti. Spirit of Hope funds people to work temporarily or permanently in Haiti. The proceeds from this concert go to Spirit of Hope. $20. general / $10. for seniors, children under 12 and FBC congregants. 3-4:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Sanctuary, 111 Park Ave. 508-755-6143 or Worcester Chamber Music Society - Around the World. WCMS musicians perform Roussel Trio for flute, viola and cello (France), Benjamin Viola, Viola (England) and Brahms String Quintet in G major (Germany). Special guest Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello $25 adults/$20 seniors/$10 students. 3-5 p.m. St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 80 Union St., Clinton. 978-4562730 or Priscilla Kjorlaug, JOMP Faculty Piano Recital. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Copland and Schumann. $10 general; $7 seniors & students. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Joy of Music Program, Recital Hall, 1 Gorham St. 508-856-9541. Bobby Gadoury Trio at 5pm! Then Jason James Honkytonk Piano 8:30 to Close! No Cover. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Jims Blues Jam Presents ‘Janet Ryan’. Blues belter Janet Ryan from New Hampshire, comes down to feature at Jim Perry’s blues jam. A special one not to be missed. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways Featuring Liz Rainoldi. 6pm Doors Open 6:30pm Beginner Friendly Group Swing Dance Lesson 7:30pm. $12.. 6-11 p.m. Leominster Elks Lodge 1237, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. 978-263-7220 or Albert Cummings Live Blues & BBQ. Albert Cummings - Blues & BBQ Sunday, May 16th 7pm Doors open at 6pm for Dinner & Drinks Buy tickets online at: OR Call Mechanics Hall box office - 508.752.0888. $18 Show / $33 Show & BBQ Buffet. 7-11 p.m. Mechanics Hall, Washburn Hall (upstairs), 321 Main St. 774-261-0402 or Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis Live! Playing the Greatest Hits of the 60’s to the 80’s. 7-10 p.m. Cafe’ Sorrento, 143 Central St., Milford. 508-478-7818 or Music Under the Moose with Danielle Every Sunday. Live Music Downstairs Under the Moose every Sunday! 8 p.m.midnight Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-7539543. Downstairs: Andy Cummings! 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Josh Briggs Live. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995 or fiveonfriday. Live Band Karaoke every Sunday night with “Same As Never”. Same As Never is looking for a lead singer. Come down and audition for them LIVE on our stage! You could be the next rock star! FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888. Polynesian Night with Frank & Eric. Frank and Eric will help you start your week off the right way all of your favorite tropical drinks while soaking in the sounds of days past. 9 p.m.1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Reggae Fusion Sundays with DJ Nick. DJ Nick and Weekly Guest DJ’s spin Reggae, Hip Hop and Top 40 every Sunday. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100.

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>Monday 17 Paul Speidel Trio on Blue Monday. Paul Speidel Trio performs on Blue Monday free. 7-10 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Vinny T’s of Boston, 7 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 508-7550900 or Assumption College Nights 18+ w/DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247.

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Moonlight Incorporated: Music of the 30’s and 40’s. John Purcell and Harrison Beck are a lively duo who play music from the 30’s and 40’s, incorporating a smooth blend of piano, bass and vocals. No Cost. 2-3 p.m. Birches Auditorium, 65 briarwood circle. 508-852-2670, ext. 293 or Jam Night @ LC’s Lounge. Looking to start a Jamm Night @ Lc’s Lounge Any Interest should give Kaz a call @ 508-9268844 FREE. 7-11 p.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Open Mic Night w/ Bill McCarthy Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Worcester Area Community Choir. Led by composer, guitarist Jim Scott, the choir will sing a wide variety of styles of choral music from rounds and chants to classical, jazz, world folk music from many cultures as well as contemporary pop music that celebrates ideals of community, diversity, ecology and peace. A $50 membership fee will contribute to 10 rehearsals and a notebook of choir music. $5 / rehearsal or $50 / 10 rehearsals. 7-9 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St. 508-7550995 or “Totally Tuesdays” Rad tunes in the Diner played every Tuesday Night! 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Big Jon Short. no cover. 8-10 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 North Main St. 508-795-1012 or Dan Kirouac. dankirouac.freeservers. com free. 8-10 p.m. Barking Dog Grill, 21 Friend St., Amesbury. 978-388-9537. Open Mic with Shane Hall. Open Mic hosted by Shane Hall. Never ceases to be interesting! 1 food or drink item purchase. 8-10 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St. 508-479-8311. Vincent’s presents Scott Ricciuti and Michael Thibodeau every Tuesday night. 8-11 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Open Mic. New Open Mic at the English Social Club in Worcester. All styles, genres and skill levels welcome. Spots are filling fast so email soon for a good time. Located right between Holy Cross and Clark. Free. 8:30 p.m.-noon English Social Club, 29 Camp St. 508-754-3900 or Tuesday DJs. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Emerald Isle, 49 Millbury St. 508792-3830. James Keyes! No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030.

>Wednesday 19 Open Mic Night at Acoustic Java. Free. 5:30-7 p.m. Acoustic Java, 932A Main St. 508-756-9446. Jazz After Hours: Vocalist Paul Pampinella Trio. Vocalist Paul Pampinella Trio Vocalist/bassist Paul Pampinella (in above photo) teams up with guitarist Eric Baldwin and drummer Abe Finch for a lively night of jazz standards. $10 cover at the door; dinner/cash bar available. 6-7:30 p.m. Fruitlands Museum, Alcott’s Restaurant and Tea Room, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924. Open Jam Sessions. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Canal Sports Pub, 177179 Millbury St. 508-304-7327. Open Mic Night hosted by Sax Player Joe Ferreira. continued on page 30 M AY 1 3 , 2 0 1 0 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M


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Open Mic held in dining room of restaurant. Dinner served until 9pm 978-567-0948 No Cover, Pass the hat for the host. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or OpenMicWorld. Open Mike Night. No Cover Charge. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Firefly’s Framingham, 235 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham. 508-8203333 or Terry Brennan. 8 p.m.-Midnight Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-864-8713. Starving Artist’s Open Mic. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 Water St. 508-792-0900 or tonyyodicema. Clayton Willoughby! No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Ludwig and Auntie Hilda play for Nicktoberfest. No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-752-6213. Vincent’s presents Lisa Marie & All Shook Up every Wednesday. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Wed. Nights @ LC’s Lounge “BEER PONG TOURNI” 18+. $5 COVER. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844.

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Booklovers’ Gourmet, ”Harmony” Art Exhibit, Through May 29. 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, Studio Art Senior Thesis, through May 23. 92 Downing St. College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, 13: Works from the 2010 Senior Concentration Seminar, through May 28. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or EcoTarium, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12. adults; $8.00 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508929-2700 or Fitchburg Art Museum, All that Glitters - Finnish Jewelry, through June 13. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or Fruitlands Museum, Flights of Discovery Exhibition, Through Nov. 15; For the Birds: Art from the Mass Audubon Collection, Through Nov. 15; Sculptor Joseph Wheelwright’s Tree Figures Exhibition, Through Nov. 15. 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924 or Higgins Armory Museum, Exhibit: Beyond Belief: The Curious Collection of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, Through June 20, 2011; 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. $10 for Adults, $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or Museum of Russian Icons, Grand Discovery: Icons Acquired from Private European Collections, Through July 30; Lecture/ Tour of Grand Discovery Exhibition with Curator Kent



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Russell, Thursday. 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 Old Sturbridge Village, Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 free. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or Post Road Art Center, Flower Show 2010, through May 28. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-485-2580 or The Sprinkler Factory, Call for Artist and Artisans - Open Show, Friday; All Arts Weekend in the Woo - The Fire Works Studio, Saturday Sunday. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Go Fly a Kite, Sunday. Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 21 Prichard St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-297-4337 or Worcester Art Museum, Minimalism: Logic and Structure in the Graphic Arts, through July 11; Selections from Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present, through May 30; The Museum Cafe is Open, through Aug. 28; Wall at WAM: “Actions Speak,” THINK AGAIN (David John Attyah and S.A. Bachman), Oct. 30 - Sept. 30; What Matters, Dec. 19 - Aug. 22; Wormtown Rocks! Exhibition through May 14; May Tour of the Month: Music in Art, Wednesdays, Saturdays, through May 15; Public Tour, Saturdays, through May 29; WAM Zip Trip: El Greco’s Mary Magdalene, Saturday; Public Tour, Sundays, through May 30. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m0. 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 Worcester Center for Crafts, The Vases of Spring: A Celebration of Season, through June 22. 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 WPI: George C. Gordon Library, Beauty, Color, and Life: Photography by Diana Lados, Through June 14. 100 Institute Road.

poetry >Thursdays 13 The After 9 Poetry Series. every Thursday open mic poetry then either a featured poet or a cover but there is a hat pass to help pay the feature...21+ 0. 8:30-10 p.m. Hotel Vernon The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-3633507 or The Little “a” Poetry Series. The Little “a” Poetry Series occurs every Thursday night around 7:30 at the Q (362 Chandler St, Worcester) and is hosted by Cowboy Matt Hopewell. We have an open mic followed by a featured poet. To book a feature, e-mail Matt at food or drink item purchase, donation to go to featured poet. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St. Street Beat Poetry Thursday. Join Host Anne Marie Lucci this month as we feature the stories and poems of WCUW’s “Think Tank Tango” host and radio personality, Michel Duncan Merle. Open mic precedes feature and break always provided with coffee and homemade baked goods. free and open to the public, hat passed for feature/venue support. 7-9 p.m. Vasa Hall, First Floor Performance Space, 1 Ekman St. 508-479-7574 or wcpa.

>Sunday 16 The Poets’ Asylum. Join Worcester’s longest running poetry series every Sunday night for an open mic reading followed by a featured poet and/or a poetry slam. This week we welcome another local poet, Gordo Elliott, to our stage. Please

put some money in the bucket to support the feature.. 6-9 p.m. Jumpin’ Juice & Java, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800.

>Monday 17 The Dirty Gerund Poetry Show. Spoken Word Poetry & Music & Surprise Ruckus blend together to create an eclectic, dynamic show that ain’t your grandma’s poetry reading. Open Mic, Comedy Shtick, Special Featured Performers, Poets On Tour, Snack Time and prizes for demented variations on poetry challenges! Hosted by Alex Charalambides and Nick Davis. Music by Worcester Favorites, Shane Hall & the Ticklebomb Orchestra! The show also streams online most Monday’s! Check the website for a link! Donations Accepted. 9-11 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543 or

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CSI New England Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Friday 14: With all the popularity of the CSI television shows, it’s time to find out some of the methods used by famous forensic scientists. We’ve scheduled a CSI symposium where the scientists will demonstrate and explain their methods using weapons and some key body parts. Unfortunately, you never know who might be murdered in the midst of a forensic demonstration surrounded by police. Join us for a night of fun, and help us solve the crimes you witness.. $52. 6:30-9 p.m. Salem Cross Inn, 260 W. Main St., West Brookfield. 508-867-2345 or Music, comedy and more by Howie Newman. Friday 14: Singer-songwriter Howie Newman performs a free four-hour show at this great restaurant. Well known covers plus funny songs and short comedy bits. Dinner menu and full bar. Material is suitable for all ages. 7-11 p.m. Squire Whites Pub & Restaurant, 347 Greenwood St. 508-752-7544 or “The Lion in Winter”, a com/drama by James Goldman. Directed by Dave Glanville, “The Lion in Winter” is set in England 1183. King Henry II is having a Yuletide reunion at his castle with plans to announce his successor. Everything goes awry! Performance dates: May 14, 15, 16 & 21, 22, 23 - 2010. Friday’s & Saturday’s at 8 pm, Sunday matinees at 2 pm. For reservations call: 978-355-2096 -or- 800-733-2096. $14 - Seniors (65+) $12 - Students (with ID) $10 - Children 12 & under $7. 8-10:30 p.m. Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. 978-355-2096 or Capitol Steps. Friday 14: The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience. $29, $44, $49. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-571-7469 or What I Did Last Summer. Written by A.R. Gurney Directed by Molly Tarleton. Vacationing with his mother and sister on the shore of Lake Erie in 1945, Charlie is looking forward to loafing with friends. Against Mom’s wishes, he gets a job with the town misfit, Anna, known as the ‘Pig Woman’. Charlie decides her bohemian lifestyle is for him, and with Dad in the Pacific, it’s up to Mom to confront Anna, with whom she has history. A charming, comingof-age tale. May 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. Also Sundays, May 16 & 23 at 2 p.m. $12. 8-10 p.m. Stratton Players, 60 Wallace Ave., Fitchburg. 978-345-6066. Late Nite Catechism. May 15: Show time $45 premium seating includes: 7pm Meet Wine and Cheese/Meet the Cast reception All proceeds benefit the St. Mary School Annual Fund Campaign. $30 general admission seating $45 premium seating. 8-10 p.m. St Mary School Shrewsbury, Church Hall, 16 Summer St., Shrewsbury. 508-845-6341 or Children of Eden. May 16: Auditions: In celebration of their 175th anniversary, All Saints Church is producing a fully staged

version of “Children of Eden”. Truly an ensemble cast “Children of Eden” offers many featured roles for people of all ages. 2pm Children 8-12 5:00 PM Teens & Adults Be prepared to sing a song form the show or bring sheet music if you prefer to sing something else. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766, ext. 23. Juno and the Paycock & Dinner. The Play first, then Dinner. Seán O’Casey’s tragic-comic classic Juno and the Paycock. Directed by Pilgrim Soul’s founder and Artistic Director Matthew J. Carr, this darkly comic family drama features local area performers Brenda Jenkins, Mark Patrick, Joe Finneral, Robbin Joyce, Bernie Galvin, Pat Delano, Rob Killeen, Bill Murphy, Todd Darling, and Cindy Ciullo. 7:30 p.m. on May 7, 8, 14, and 15, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on May 16. The Sunday matinee features a special dinner/theater option. Patrons may choose to attend the play only, or remain following the performance to enjoy a buffet dinner. To reserve tickets, call 508-523-3773 or 508-799-7775, or send email to or $15. Dinner/Theater combined tickets are $35 (All Inclusive) 2-6 p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. 508-752-0224 Jonathan Mirin and Piti Theatre present “28 Feet”. May 16: Inspired by the writer/performer’s 20 years of experience with Crohn’s disease, a performance about getting sick, getting better and growing up. 28 FEET incorporates storytelling, live music, puppetry, clowning and an original sound design into a unique theatrical experience. $12 ($10 Members; $11 Students/ Seniors). 3-5 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or Auditions for Alice in Wonderland Jr. May 17: Disney’s classic cartoon adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s novels is brought to vivid life onstage! This original production will feature completely original sets, costumes, and staging - all a collaboration with the cast, director, and designers. It will feature a blend of live actors, puppets, projections, and masks to create an all-new Wonderland. Singing and non-singing roles available. Must be at least 8 years old to audition. Please visit our website for more specific casting information or e-mail our director David Allen Prescott 6-8 p.m. Stratton Players, 60 Wallace Ave., Fitchburg. 978-345-6066. Auditions: Children of Eden. May 18: In celebration of their 175th anniversary, All Saints Church is producing a fully staged version of “Children of Eden”. This ensemble cast offers many featured roles for people of all ages. 7pm. Teen & adults. Be prepared to sing a song from the show or bring sheet music if you prefer to sing something else. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766, ext. 23.

classes/ workshops >Thursday 13 Exploring WBENC Certification Webinar. The CWE Certification Program Coordinator will discuss the requirements, benefits and process of WBENC certification. Email Michelle Macaux at or call 617-536-0700 to apply. Free. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Online 617-536-0700.

>Saturday 15 CIPNE Annual Conference Featuring Photoshop Workshop by Chris Alvanas. Cost: for Saturday, May 15th 8am-5pm Chris Alvanas CIPNE members Free Non-members $59 Full-time Students $20. Visit to register & reserve your seat. Free for members, NM:$59/Students $20. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EP Levine’s, 219 Bear Hill Road, Waltham. 617-951-1466 or Safe Boating Class. This basic boating course is designed for students age 12 through adult. Junior Operator certificate test available for 12-15 year olds. $45. 8-4 a.m. Stoddard Army Reserve Center, 25 N Lake Ave. 508-829-7881 or a0131001. Herbs for Well-Being.......Planting a Healing Garden. $45. 9-11:20 a.m. Generations Healing Center, 250 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-3310.

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>Tuesday 18 Build Your Business: The Power of Facebook. Social Media is a key piece of your marketing arsenal. This hands-on workshop will give you a solid understanding of Facebook and how to position yourself and your business. $35; Partial Scholarships Available. 6-8 p.m. Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Central Massachusetts, 2nd Floor, 50 Elm St. 508-363-2300. Early College Planning Presentation. Forest Grove Middle School Hosts Presentation on Early College Planning. Parents and students in grades 7-10 are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Migdalia Gomez, MEFA 617-224-4861 ( or Donna Connolly, South High Community School 508-798-0135. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Forest-Grove Middle School, 495 Grove St. 508-799-3420. Sport Yoga With Pilates - Beginner. Relieve stress. Tone muscles. Increase flexibility. Gain body/mind awareness and focus. This class is a unique blend of ancient and modern exercises. Warm up with T’ai Chi and traditional stretches. Gentle Hatha Yoga postures and an introduction to a Vinyasa will stretch, strengthen, improve your balance, relax and unify the body and mind, while Pilates provides core strength, stability, and promotes healthy posture. 7:15-8:15 p.m. Hanmi Tae Kwon Do, $70.00 / 7 week program, 98 W Boylston St. 508-208-4743.

dance >Thursday 13 Intermediate Waltz & Rumba. Learn with other Singles & Couples. No Partner Required $50. 7-8 p.m. Poise Style & Motion Ballroom Studio, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910.

>Friday 14 Ladies Movement and Footwork Workshop. Learn to use body movement and footwork to add flair and excitement to your Salsa dance. pre-requisite - Beginner Salsa 40. per person. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Salsa Storm Dance Studio, 9 Harrison St. 508-8548489 or Men’s Footwork and Movement Workshop. With a focus on footwork and body movement, this 2 hour workshop will help you add flair to your dance style. Pre-requisite - Beginner Salsa 40. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Salsa Storm Dance Studio, 9 Harrison St. 508-854-8489 or Ballroom Dancing at Maironis - Upper Level Main Ballroom. Enjoy a complimentary dance lesson at 7:15pm, followed by an evening of dancing to hot Latin rhythms, hustles and swings, and to smooth standards. $10 - 7-10 p.m. Maironis Park, Upper Level Main Ballroom, 52 S. Quinsigamond Ave, Shrewsbury. 508-868-2942. Open Dance Practice Session. American ballroom & Latin dance studio hosts a open dance practice session every 2nd & 4th Friday! Practice steps, choreography and floor craft. $10pp. 7-10 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or

>Saturday 15 East Coast ~ West Coast Swing Seminar. Learn how to dance East Coast & West Coast Swing from Champion Ballroom Instructor Bill Morganti $25 Per person. 1-2:30 p.m. Poise Style & Motion Ballroom Studio, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910 or Tango Classes (Int). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. $50pp. 2-3 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508925-4537 or . Cha Cha Classes (Beg). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. $50pp. 3-4 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury.

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>Sunday 16 The Dancing Gypsy Spring Hafla. Turkish Rhythms Workshop with Carmine from 1-2pm, $25: Workshops:$25/$35 Hafla:$15. 1-10 p.m. Dancing Gypsy, 117 Main St., Spencer. 508-885-3639 or Big Band Swing Dine & Dance. Dine Dance Swing Ballroom, Ron Stone & The Milestones Big Band. $10. 3-6 p.m. Point Breeze On the Lake, Lakeview Room, 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster. 508-943-0404 or

>Wednesday 19 WC Swing Classes (Int). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. The West Coast Swing originated from the Savoy Style Lindy dance. $50pp. 6-7 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or .

fairs/ festivals >Saturday 15 Spectacular Spring Booksale. May 14 & 15: Thousands of books, 50 cents and up. Special Members Preview on Thursday May 13th from 3PM-5PM. Profits help fund Library Programs. Free. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1686. Greater Worcester Mother’s of Twins Club Annual Spring Yard Sale. We are selling baby and children’s items, clothing, gear, household items and baked goods. Free Admission. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library, Parking Lot, 369 Southbridge St., Auburn. 508-832-7790 or Rental Expo at Klem’s. Demonstrations, free Cotton Candy & Snow Cones. Come see our huge selection of Equipment, Party Goods and many other exciting rental products. Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Klem’s, Field next to the store, 117 W Main St., Spencer. 508-885-2708 or

>Sunday 16 On the Water Demo Day. Family owned Great Canadian Canoe & Kayak Co. presents On the Water Demo Day from 10am4pm rain or shine at the Sutton Town Beach at Marion’s Camp on Lake Singletary. Let their friendly and knowledgeable staff guide you towards the boat that’s right for you. 508-865-0010. Find them on facebook.

>Tuesday 18 NEACAC College Fair. Assumption College hosts the New England Association for College Admissions Counselors spring college fair in the Plourde Center from 9-11:30 a.m. and from 7-9 p.m. The fair will bring together over 100 colleges and universities from across the country and Canada. The fair is free and open to the public. 9-11:30 a.m. Assumption College: Plourde Recreation Center, 500 Salisbury St. 508-767-7285.

>Wednesday 19 Wednesday Night Cruising For Charity Car Show. Classic car show, all vehicles welcome. These weekly classic car shows are a blast from the past! 100% of profits go to the masonic children’s charities music-concessions-50/50 raffle free - Donations Accepted. 5-8 p.m. Klem’s, Field next to the store, 117 W Main St., Spencer. 508-885-2708 or

lectures >Thursday 13 Leadership Symposium. The morning session features Sarah Lange of New Era for Non-profits who will explore trends and their implications for associations and non-profits. The afternoon session features Erica Fearn, CAE, of Accrete Group, LLC, who will facilitate the critical discussions necessary to develop strategy,

transform messages and engage teams as they prepare to meet the challenges of today’s marketplace. $79 members, $100 nonmembers (additional attendees from each organization, 1/2 price). 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, 35 Major Taylor Boulevard. 978-250-9847. Organizational Diversity and Inclusion: An Overview for Non-Profit Leaders. In a multicultural society, nonprofit leaders recognize that diversity and inclusion are integral parts of serving our constituencies, building staff teams and interacting with the community. Join Third Sector New England’s Tyra Sidberry, director of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, TSNE Senior Consultant Bob Greene and the MetroWest Nonprofit Network for the workshop “Organizational Diversity and Inclusion: An Overview for Non-Profit Leaders.” 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Brandon Conference Center, 2 Winter St., Natick. 617-896-9375 or . Aviva Chomsky, Author Speaking at The Rabbit Hole. Aviva Chomsky, professor of Latin American studies at Salem State College to The Rabbit Hole to discuss her book They Take Our Jobs! and 20 Other Myths about Immigration. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Rabbit Hole (bookstore and more), 805 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-3450040 or

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>Wednesday 19 Tracy Kidder. Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tracy Kidder, will speak about Strength in What Remains and Mountains Beyond Mountains. 5:30-7 p.m. University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center - University Campus: Lamar Soutter Library, Faculty Conference Room, 55 Lake Ave North. 508-856-3334.

>Saturday 15 The Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence Symposium: Hoofbeats and Society: the Horse-Human Relationship. The symposium is a tribute to the life and work of Dr. Lawrence and focuses in an area of special interest to her, the horse-human relationship.. $150 for both days or $100 for one day. 1:30-7:30 p.m. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton. 508-8395302 or

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SAINT JOHNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HIGH SCHOOL 378 Main St., Shrewsbury, MA 01545 Six single week sessions available June 28th through August 6th Camp Hours are 9:00 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 p.m. Extended hours available from 8-9 a.m. and 4-5 p.m. daily. We provide traditional camp activities, skill-oriented athletics, a variety of camp games, crafts and swim lessons.

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Hats Off to Our Nurses! History of the Nurses Cap The profession of nursing has been around for centuries, but the development of nursing as a calling truly took off in the 19th Century with the work of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale saw the need to bring professionalism to nursing. She was instrumental in developing training the nurses need as well as the uniform which helped give them a professional look. Part of the uniform that was accepted was the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap. The nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap was designed after a nunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s habit, as a way to pay homage to the work of nuns as the earliest nurses. The capâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original use of the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap was to keep a female nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hair neatly in place and present a professional appearance. Over the course of time the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap evolved into two styles. One is a long nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap which covers most of the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head and the other is a short nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap which sits on top of the head. The nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap has also had a ceremonial purpose. For many years the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap was used in a ceremony for new nurses. The capping ceremony was instituted as a way to present a nurses cap to students who have completed school work prior to beginning hospital training. The nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap has undergone several changes throughout the years. However, over the course of time, the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap has been used less and less. In some hospitals, the cap is still used by nurses. However, due to concerns of the cap being a carrier of bacteria, the cap has been eliminated. Also, with the increasing number of men in the nursing profession, the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap has gone away being replaced by nursing scrubs. While the nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap is not widely used in the modern era, the cap still has an important place in the history of nursing. From the days of Florence Nightingale to the present day capping ceremonies, a nurseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cap is a symbol of one of the noblest professions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nursing. Printed with permission from;

JUDY DENITTIS, RN ASERACARE HOSPICE â&#x20AC;&#x153;We, the Denittis family, are very grateful for all that you did for our mother â&#x20AC;&#x153;Josieâ&#x20AC;?. The care, love and respect given in her final weeks of life was amazing, to say the least. From the comfort given by you all to the prayers, praying the Rosary, reading the Bible, as Judy did, was important to her and helped her through her Journey to the other side. Also, the support that was given to us a family was also impressive and very much appreciated. We were very fortunate to have a family member be part of the AseraCare Team. Judy took the ball and ran with it, and made a confusing and emotional time when many decisions needed to be made, a smooth transition. We can not thank you enough for all you did and continue to do for us and all the lives you continue to touch in a caring and loving wayâ&#x20AC;? Love, The Denittis Family

Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or sculptorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said, the ďŹ nest of Fine Arts.


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Carrie and I enjoy running monthly contests in the Central Mass Classifieds. Every week, every month some group somewhere is being honored. When I saw that National Nurses Week was coming up, I thought this was a no-brainer, and decided to recognize this noble profession with an essay contest. HATS OFF TO NURSES is a tribute to nurses everywhere…in hospitals, clinics, visiting nurses, hospice centers, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, schools, blood donor centers, etc…and to let them know that they are appreciated! In my own personal experience, my mother-in-law Aldona was a career nurse, as are my sister-in-law Christine, and my niece Alison, and my daughter, Jenna,

has just finished her first year of nursing school. So to all nurses everywhere and those in training, my HAT’S off to you! Thank you for your compassion and tender care of people when they are most vulnerable and for truly making a difference when sickness or tragedy strikes. THANK YOU Becker College for sponsoring our feature this week, and to all those who submitted essays, which are clearly “from the heart.”

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JUDY BEST Our #1 nurse Ginger Arsenault R.N.! Our nurse Ginger works hard all day, she cares for our residents in every way. Phone calls from doctors and checking the charts, our #1 nurse has the biggest heart. In the office early devoting all of her time, checking to make sure everything is just fine. With all of the responsibilities you have to do, just know we GREATLY appreciate and love you. Happy Nurses Week Ginger Arsenault R.N.! (from Sunrise Assisted Living Team Members & residents) Poem written by Lorrie Brodeur • Activity Vol. Coordinator Sunrise Assisted Living • 6 Beth Avenue • Leominster, MA

I would like to start this letter with a sincere thank you to all nurses, for they are the backbone of the healthcare system. I am writing this missive in appreciation of one particular nurse Judy Best. Like most nurses, Judy started her career early. As a young girl Judy worked at the Shrewsbury Nursing Home in her neighborhood. After graduating from Shrewsbury High, Judy went on to receive her degree in nursing. Judy’s first assignment was at Hanneman Hospital. She has been working for UMASS since and is entering her 23rd year. Judy’s vast experience and deep compassion make her an excellent nurse. The numerous thank you cards and letters can attest to her dedication. Judy also has a life outside the hospital. She has a beautiful home in Holden and two great kids Lindsey & Eric. She also has a very supportive family and close knit friends. The key to her success is believing in the ‘Golden Rule’ in that she treats people the way that she would like to be treated. The nursing profession is not an easy one, but for the right person it can be very rewarding & fulfilling. Nurses do make a difference!

DONNA MAE PERRY I know of a special nurse in our community that has made an extraordinary difference in my life and the lives of others. Her name is Donna Mae Perry of Ashburnham. She works at the Gardner Community Health Care Center. If you ask anybody who is a patient there or works there they will for sure know her. Donna is the most compassionate, loving and devoted nurse I have ever known. She has a warm welcoming smile that you know she truly cares. I am sure everyone she encounters feels the same way. You can feel how much she really cares about your well being and health. I personally have had the privilege of her helping many situations. When I needed appointments, records or referrals in health related issues she was always right on top of things and never left me hanging. She is always prompt and enthusiastic about getting things done as soon as possible when needed. She is a very special nurse that has this energy about her that affects everyone around her. She makes you feel that you are top priority from the bottom of her heart. I realize that there are a lot of people out there that know a nurse who is their angel but Donna is one of God’s very best. “Donna we love you, thank you for everything you have done for us. Your unique personality and trust are not only seen through our eyes but many others. You are deeply loved and appreciated. God Bless you and your family to be safe and healthy. Love your friend and patient, Mindy. Mindy Perez Gardner,Mass

Ps: My sister-in-law is starting her new career in nursing! Good luck Sandy! :) Paul Cawley West Boylston, MA

ERIKA MCBRIDE, RN WAYNE SHEPHERD, CNA ASERACARE HOSPICE “I would like to thank the AseraCare Hospice Team for helping my mom and I through a very difficult time. I would especially like to thank Erika, Wayne and Barbara (Social Worker) for their never ending support. I know how special and cared for my mom felt. She was very comforted by your personal interest in her life and mine. Even though she really couldn’t express herself so much in words, her smiles told me how much your visits, respect and love meant to her. Sadly, she is no longer with us but I will never forget what you have done for mom and I, you are all so very special to me and I know she felt the same!”

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TOWN OF MILLBURY Notice is hereby given that the Town of Millbury is seeking applications from qualified persons interested in the position of member-Board of Fire Engineers. Applicants must be a current member of Millbury Fire Department. Current company officer preferred. Job duties can be obtained from Board of Fire Engineers. This is a part-time position which requires person to be on-call 24/7 and is paid a $5360 annual stipend. Persons interested should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Office of the Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 127 Elm Street on or before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. For additional information, please contact Fire Chief Matt Belsito. May 7, 2010

TOWN OF MILLBURY The Town of Millbury is seeking applications from qualified persons interested in the position of Labor-Equipment Operator II-Medium. Copies of the job description, including training and experience requirements, and applications are available in the Office of the Town Manager. Applicants are required to have a Class B CDL License Air Brake endorsement (Class A/TractorTrailer preferred) and a hoisting license with 2B, 4E and 4G endorsements. This is a full-time position covered under a collective bargaining by and between the Town of Millbury and SEIU Local #888. The normal workweek is Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. for 40 hours. Wage - $22.16/ hour. Applications shall be submitted to the Office of the Town Manager, Town Hall, 127 Elm Street 01527 on or before 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. For additional information, please call the DPW Director, John McGarry 508-865-9143. May 7, 2010

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45 LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES DIVORCE/SEPARATE SUPPORT SUMMONS Docket No. WO10D1267DR Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Sophia Sowu vs. Prandoni Gianpaolo Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 To the above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Gordie Daniels Esq., Law Office of Daniels & Associates, 340 Main Street, Suite 801, Worcester, MA 01608 , a copy of your answer to the complaint for Divorce which is herewith served upon you, within 20 days after service of this summons upon you, exclusive of the day of service. If you fail to do so, the Court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file your answer to the complaint in the office of the Register of this Court at the above named court either before service upon plaintiff or plaintiff?s attorney or within a reasonable time thereafter. Witness, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, Esquire, First Justice of said Court. Date: April 23, 2010 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate Court

LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC NOTICE On Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Lycott Environmental, Inc., of Southbridge, Massachusetts will be conducting an aquatic plant management program at Dorothy Pond in Millbury, Massachusetts. The use of the pondâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water will be restricted as follows: Boating, swimming, and fishing for 1 day or until May 26, 2010. Drinking for three days or until May 28, 2010. Irrigation for five days or until May 30, 2010. Livestock watering for 1 day or until May 26, 2010. If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Dorothy Pond Restoration Committee or Lycott Environmental, Inc. at (508) 765-0101.









TOWN OF MILLBURY A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 At: 7:00 P.M. To act on a petition from: Paul Lawson, 6 Church St., Millbury, MA For a Variance in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: replace existing 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; damaged garage with a 3car, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; garage All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 7:15 PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by George Batchelor, Mass Highway Dept, Boston, MA. The project consists of using targeted application of herbicides along Route 146 between exit 6 and 7 to eradicate and control invasive species and provide general vegetation management, for roadside right of way along Route 146 between exit 6 & 7, in Sutton. 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.


TOWN OF MILLBURY A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 At: 7:15 P.M. To act on a petition from: Paul Valois, 58 S. Oxford Rd., Millbury, MA For a Variance in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: gain access with equipment to back of property at 58 S. Oxford Rd., Millbury, MA. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals

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The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) invites sealed bids from Asbestos Abatement Contractors licensed in Massachusetts to provide Asbestos Abatement at 12-3/7 Mill Street Apartments, Worcester, MA. The project consists of asbestos removal, in the crawlspaces of 7 buildings. The estimated construction cost is $25,000 - $35,000 Plans and speciďŹ cations will be available May 5, 2010 @ Worcester Housing Authority Modernization Department, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Plan deposit of $25 per set (refundable), Mailing fee is $15 per set (non-refundable). CertiďŹ ed cashiers checks only, payable to WHA. A Pre Bid Conference will be held at the Community Room, Lowland Court, Worcester MA, 01610 on Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 10:00am. General Bids will be received up to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 19, 2010 at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605. For additional information contact Tina Rivera at (508) 635-3302.



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This week, Dress for Success is celebrating more than just their 1 Year Anniversary. They are celebrating the 300 lives they have helped change in that one year. By offering disadvantaged women interview attire, support, and career development tools, the program is becoming an integral part of community development. Kaly Sullivan, a board member, as well as the organization’s Boutique Coordinator, took a break from a fitting to reflect on their successful year. a great group of people who are on the behind-the-scenes fundraising team, putting together events and raising money. So there are a lot of different ways to get involved.

What drew you to the organization? ... I have a marketing background and I worked in retail before, so when I graduated I went to work for a startup in Boston and moved into marketing there. When we moved to Worcester, I was home with my two children then wanted to start doing something more in the community. As corny as it sounds, I was really drawn by the 2008 election, and being called to service. I really wanted to be part of the community. We moved to Worcester knowing no one, I never came downtown; I was never involved in the community that way. So this experience was really transformative and made me a member of the community. It’s given me a whole new perspective on our community.

How did you get involved with Dress for Success? ... I started volunteering for Dress for Success when I lived in Boston about six years ago and I really loved the organization and their mission. When my family and I moved to Worcester, I still commuted to the Boston location. Then the founders of the organization emailed me and said they were starting a Dress for Success in Worcester and I got on the start-up committee from there — that was the summer of 2008. Then I joined the board of directors and was managing the operational piece of the organization. I was doing

it as a volunteer and then as an organization we decided to hire a part time employee, and I took that role. I still split my time between being an employee and a volunteer.

Is Dress for Success staffed just by volunteers? ... Yes. We have personal shoppers who come into the boutique and work with clients one on one. Then we have people who come in and work on just the retail clothing side (merchandising and sorting clothes) and we also have groups and organizations that come in on specific volunteer days. We also have


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What kind of perspective is that? ... I love this community, it’s so diverse. I love living in an urban area that has so many things to offer. And the community has been so generous with Dress for Success. They’ve embraced us, they’ve embraced our mission with clothing donations, volunteers, financial support. I’ve just been blown away by the amount of support from the whole county.

What does Dress for Success offer women? ... I think for women who are at the point in their life where they want to be employed, and want to become self sufficient, Dress for

Success offers them a huge boost of confidence. They know they’re going to look good, appropriate and professional. That’s really what the suiting program is about. Then there’s also ongoing career support, so it’s not just getting a job but keeping it and turning that job into a career.

How else does the organization help prepare women to enter the workplace? ... Right now, what we’re primarily doing is the clothing. This year though, we’re going to be focusing on the job retention piece, that’s our Professional Women’s Group, which is an ongoing support group for women who are employed. The whole suiting process though is like prep for an interview. You’re working with someone you’ve never met before; you have to build a rapport with them.

What are the most common mistakes women make when they’re dressing for an interview? ... I think one of the biggest things we talk about with our clients is quality as well as fit. You want to make sure your clothes fit you appropriately for the workplace, so nothing too tight or too baggy. It’s really kind of that “What Not to Wear” moment. I think a lot of times women also under-dress for interviews. They think if they’re just going to interview as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant or a job where they’re going to be wearing scrubs that they don’t have to look professional for the interview. We believe that if you show up for your interview looking serious, professional, and committed, you have a better chance of getting the job.

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