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WOO-TOWN INDE X WooTown Index: A list of Worcester’s ups and downs this week.

IN THE BLACK: After fits and starts, the Worcester Public Schools (WPS) administration and the teachers union come to terms over Claremont Academy with WPS reversing its call for all teachers to reapply for their positions at the high school. And there was much rejoicing (and much residual anger). Worcester News Tonight/Charter TV3 sportscaster Kevin Shea wins the 2012 Statewide Media Award from the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association. They did not dump a bucket of Gatorade on his head. Worcester Academy board of trustees decides to name its new lighted sports field on the corner of Providence and Winthrop streets after outgoing head of school Dexter Morse and his wife Barbara. The $10 million Morse Field was built on 10 acres of former St. Vincent Hospital property. City Manager Michael O’Brien’s fiscal year 2013 arrives without all the doom and gloom of 2012’s, as public safety sees an increase in numbers and education gets a multimillion dollar boost. No talk of layoffs or service cutbacks. IN THE RED: Worcester police arrest seven from Worcester, Holden and Webster on cocaine trafficking and firearms charges. The police investigation utilized wiretaps and seized a BMW, two Mercedes and an Infiniti SUV, three handguns and $75,000 worth of cocaine.

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Commercial property owners alarmed, not panicking yet Even with high assessments, commercial owners waiting to see the tax table Jeremy Shulkin

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eorge Valeri owns more than a dozen properties consisting of 100 units of residential and commercial

space. “The big nut,” as he calls it, is his commercial building at 26 Cambridge St., which throughout the state-mandated revaluation process this year, has seen a jump from its assessed value of $423,800 when he bought it three years ago to $756,100 this year – a number he says will lead to a tax increase that will wipe out his building’s profitability. (He maintains he did no work to the building in that time that would increase the value of his building so dramatically.) “When it gets to the point where I’m no longer making money, what incentive do I have?” he asks. Valeri also took his complaints to the Worcester City Council last week as councilors began discussing what the tax rate, retroactive for fiscal year 2012, will look like as they prepare to vote on it on May 22.

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states the City of Worcester website. “The process of capitalization converts the future benefits of ownership into present worth or market value.” For Russell, it’s not a fair system. “The reality is you need to have income to use the income-based approach,” he says. “It’s like going to a person who has a small ranch house and saying you could’ve built a colonial.” Instead, Russell would like to have the city go back and revalue using the market approach for commercial and industrial property owners, to line it up with the simple way of judging whether or not an assessment is accurate. “What a ready-and-able seller and a ready-and-able buyer” would agree to. “That’s what a fair price is,” he says. City business leaders have taken issue with the city’s assessment methods as well. “They’re comparing Worcester to Boston, and this is not Boston,” says Frank Carroll, head of the Small Business continued on next page

Dinette leaves more than a vacancy

he lights are off at the Midtown Dinette, the quaint diner tucked inside downtown’s MidTown Mall. Two sheets of paper taped to the windows Two homicides police say are tell the story. unrelated rock the city over the weekend, “It is with much regret that the including a home invasion on Lovell Street dinner [sic] will be closed indefinitely,” thatkilled one man, put two women in the first (if looking at the restaurant critical condition and also left a three from left to right) note reads, detailing month old in child services, plus another the health issues faced by the diner’s killing on Newton Avenue that police say owner, Raymond Young. “After some is drug related. They are Worcester’s fifth complications we are happy to say he is and six murders of the year. Five to eight doing much better but has a long recovery attackers go after a man near Vernon Hill ahead of him. We would like to thank Playground late Monday night, stabbing the victim and sending him UMass everyone for their prayers.” Hospital. The third note, written on a card a few days later, updates the situation. Commercial property values continue “Thank you all for all your well wishes to draw scrutiny, especially after former and prayers, they are so very appreciated,” city assessor Bob Allard tells the Telegram the card says. “It is with a very sad and and Worcester Mag that his administration heavy heart that we can not open the did not manually override assessment programs to save commercial and industrial Diner again. But remember you all will be remembered and loved in our hearts. Love, property owners tax money, despite Raymond and Sandy.” allusions to the contrary from the current (A third piece of paper taped to the administration.

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“The city should revisit the process that they use [to assess property] and that might take some of the sting out,” he adds. It’s not the first time that’s been proposed. District 3 City Councilor George Russell, who is a realtor and realestate course instructor, reiterated those sentiments on the council floor on May 8. At the heart of the issue for Russell and business owners who are seeing their property assessments skyrocket in a down market is the method used. For residential properties, which have seen wild fluctuations in valuations this year, the city assessed them with a market approach – essentially using comparable sales of similar homes in the same neighborhood to determine their worth. The city and appraisal company KRT Appraisal valued commercial and industrial property with a different technique. Instead of market value, they looked at it by income. “The income approach considers the income stream that a property is likely to produce for an investor over a definite period of time,”

Raymond Young was forced to close MidTown Diner due to health issues

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Service Bureau, located on Main Street. “I do not fully agree at all with the assessor’s way of valuating the buildings.� Carroll’s heard assessments rising to around 150 percent. One business owner STEVEN KING

George Valeri, a commercial property owner in the city, would like to see the tax revaluation process reworked.

complained about a 400 percent increase. Assessments working out to $15 per square foot in a class B ofďŹ ce building in downtown Worcester just aren’t realistic, he says. Dick Kennedy, executive director for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, wonders how much is presumed in the

income approach to assessments. Speaking for a hypothetical property owner, he says, “What if I’m unable to rent buildings currently. What presumes I could get today’s rate for them if they were full? The argument is put forth, I don’t even have half my building full and you presume I could get that income?â€? Naturally, as assessments rise property owners worry about their taxes going up too, and they’re beholden to whatever tax rate the city council votes in for residential and commercial property owners in just a few days. But using last year’s rate of $34.65 per $1,000 valuation gives some business owners heart palpitations. Valeri, as an example, says his Cambridge Street property tax would increase more than $10,000 with 2011’s numbers. “It’s going to come down to what does the tax table look like and the rate voted on by the city council,â€? says Kennedy, who while concerned, isn’t panicking yet. “You can’t make a judgment about what the full effect of this isâ€? until the tax table comes out, he says. Still, the alarm bells have sounded among the business community. Just last week the Chamber of Commerce sent out a call to members to ood city council with

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$3.50 for two eggs, bacon and toast, not to mention a cheeseburger for $3.25. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We service a lot of the elderly, and they live on a ďŹ xed income,â&#x20AC;? Sandy Young explains, referring to their customers as family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were never out to rake anybody over the coals.â&#x20AC;? The Midtown Dinette closed on April 17 after Raymond Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s health deteriorated. Six or seven silent heart attacks over the past few months â&#x20AC;&#x201C; through which he continued his 2 a.m. to 5 p.m. work schedule â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ďŹ nally caught up. After three days of recuperation he underwent quadruple bypass surgery. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doing much better. We take it one day at a time.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to sell it to someone who wants to keep it a diner,â&#x20AC;? Sandy Young says, noting that while the mall owns the property, the name and the equipment is up for grabs. Still, that could be a tough proposition, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ďŹ rst to say that they have little control over what moves into the space. But theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still adjusting to being unable to reopen the restaurant. She says they closed once a few years ago. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Customers were up in arms. They were like, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Never do that again.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; So we never did.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a difďŹ cult test now, for the Youngs and their customers, many of whom they knew down to their eating habits, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;what they shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t eat.â&#x20AC;? The dinette had also managed to pick up some newer fans as well. Holmes Wilson, who had his wedding in the Midtown Mall in 2010, tried to have the Midtown Dinette cater. (It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pan out.) â&#x20AC;&#x153;Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been changing so fast lately, with overpriced boring restaurants taking over quirky old neighborhoods like Water Street. I went out looking for a nice place to have lunch a few months back, and the only place I felt at home was the Midtown Mall,â&#x20AC;? he wrote over email. Even with all the investment happening around it, to the many who walk past the dinette as they use the mall as a shortcut between Front and Mechanic streets, this might register as the most dramatic change downtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s seen, even as the mall nearby comes down.

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window is a Xeroxed copy of a Worcester Mag letter to the editor suggesting the city give the Youngs â&#x20AC;&#x153;a bronze plaque just outside their doorway thanking them for their efforts.â&#x20AC;?) It wouldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been 25 years for the Midtown Dinette this July. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were hoping [to get to 25]. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been very heartbreaking to leave behind your whole life,â&#x20AC;? Raymond Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Sandy, laments. Her husband, she says, is too emotional to talk about his restaurant. The Midtown Dinette had worked its way into Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s downtown fabric â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not just for its success as a restaurant, but because of its location. As debate persisted for years about the best use of the Midtown Mall, especially as hundreds of millions of dollars in development was invested through the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, CitySquare and the Mayo Groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s residential properties on Franklin Street, the Midtown Dinette remained a downtown staple; a sort of time-warp even within the Midtown Mallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own anachronistic feel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of restaurants in the downtown area opened and closed,â&#x20AC;? Sandy Young says. Through the years, the dinette managed to remain open, serving downtown workers and senior citizens with cheap eats and a friendly atmosphere. Raymond Youngâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own background in cooking was grounded in Worcester history. First, working as a dishwasher for Weintraubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Samsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, and later as a baker at the Webster House. He taught himself how to cook and on July 1, 1987, he and his wife opened the doors to the dinette. His days would start at 2 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;in order to bake the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mufďŹ ns and start the soup by 3 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;with the restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst customers arriving two hours later. Sandy Young says her husband would rarely leave for home before 5 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My husband loved doing what he did more than anybody in the world,â&#x20AC;? she says. It also seems as if the Youngs hardly increased prices since the Midtown Dinette opened. The menu board still shows $3 pancakes, $2.75 French toast,

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phone calls, letters and speeches asking for a break on the tax rate. And for all the talk about changing assessing methods, others have defended the income approach as standard. Bob Allard, the city assessor from 2001 to 2009 and who worked in the assessing department during the 1999, 2002, 2005 and 2008 state-mandated revaluation campaigns, says the income approach for commercial and industrial property was standard practice in the 1980s, extending even to the 4-8 unit residential buildings. The difference, he says, is the economy. When the economy improved, however, the city switched to the comparable sales approach simply because the market was more active. “If there are no sales you just can’t do it,” he says of the market approach. “They may not be able to do it that way” if the market is down locally, he suggests. As for the state’s Dept. of Revenue, tasked with certifying all of Worcester’s valuations, their spokesman, Bob Bliss, says the city has “historically used the income method.” While comparable sales work for residential assessing, it’s difficult to do for commercial and industrial buildings because sales samples are smaller and the characteristics differ more dramatically between parcels. Bliss says the Dept. of Revenue is “very close to certifying” Worcester’s numbers. With the same kind of approach to assessment since his tenure carried over to present day, Allard says he doesn’t know why the commercial and industrial valuations rose so dramatically, and like Russell, he says an accurate assessment is one that makes sense. “You can’t put a value on there unless you can defend that value.” One scapegoat used to explain the assessment jump has been to blame past assessors for manually overriding a computer program that spits out assessment values, giving businesses an unofficial tax break for years. Allard denies his office ever did anything like that, while Kennedy and Carroll doubt that ever happened. Carroll frankly calls the idea “baloney.” But, it all comes down to the tax rate the council sets on May 22, which will show whether or not these valuations will actually have deep impact on property owners’ checkbooks. At the May 15 city council meeting City Assessor Bill Ford explained valuations changed because for two reasons: many parking lots were formerly classified as “vacant land” (“It is developed land; it operates as a parking lot,” he told the council) and that assessments didn’t factor in exact building vacancy rates, instead, choosing to apply an 11 percent average for office property with some adjusting for the properties’ conditions and locations. “We used the market information to develop those vacancy rates,” he said.

{ citydesk } “We do not apply an individual property’s vacancy rate. That is not the way it is done.” “It’s what somebody will expect,” he continued with a hypothetical, “if they buy that $12 million building, they’ll anticipate a certain vacancy based on the condition of that property, based on where it’s located.” Ford guessed that this may differ from past years if exact or higher vacancy rates were used. In response to question a question from

Russell about activities in the assessor’s office in years previous, especially regarding favorable manual overrides to commercial and industrial property owner, City Manager Michael O’Brien denied any wrongdoing or illegal activity. “There’s absolutely no evidence whatsoever that’s been brought to my attention...to support any of those allegations,” he said. “Extensive reviews find the previous assessor ran a professional operation…and the current assessor runs a professional office.”

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PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL: As the city

council begins looking over the proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget, a number of City Hall employees are wondering how the City Manager’s office will change next year. City Manager Michael O’Brien’s budget for his office loses a director of administration and the chief clerk of works positions, but gains a principal staff assistant and a $145,000 assistant city manager position, a job title no one at City Hall has had since Julie Jacobson left to run Auburn in January of 2011. Rumors persist that current Human Resources Director Kathy Johnson is in line for the promotion and the $145,000 position, supported by her one week stint last fall as acting city manager while O’Brien was on vacation. O’Brien says he hasn’t made a formal decision yet, only saying that internal and external candidates are being considered for the job. The assistant city manager would take care of time consuming day-to-day operations, freeing him up to work on larger and long-term projects…Before passing the FY13 budget the city council holds public hearings on each section, with councilors expected to look at this department on May 29. Maybe they’ll have a name by then.

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CROWDED FIELD: Frank Beshai

announced his revived candidacy for District 15 state representative with a bang on Tuesday, sending a letter to the US Attorney’s office (and ccing the state Attorney General’s office) asking for an investigation into past commercial assessments and corruption at City Hall. “These evaluations were not minor calculation mistakes, but may have been a deliberate manual attempt to under evaluate commercial property to benefit the property owners while having cost the City of Worcester and its law abiding taxpayers, millions of dollars that would have benefited the City and its communities,” he wrote. “Action needs to be taken swiftly before evidence begins to disappear or be tampered with.”…If you’ve been following the primary process for the race, you’ll note that while a surrogate gathered the necessary signatures for Beshai’s name to appear on the ballot, Beshai himself told Worcester Mag last month that he wasn’t interest in running. He says he changed his mind after watching the assessment process and a lack of faith in the current crop of candidates to “protect us.” He says he’s “extra motivated” and wants to “vet every single candidate in this race.” Beshai previously ran for the seat as a Republican in 2000. This brings the Democratic primary race for the seat back up to five, as they vie for a spot on the ballot opposite Republican Brian O’Malley in November.

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An effort to help out Pleasant Street restaurant La Pupuseria Salvadoreña, after a fire in a neighboring building forced its temporary closure, has raised $750 so far through “Pleasant Dollars” to help owner Raymundo Quintinilla cover his loss of income as he waits to reopen his restaurant – which could be four months at the earliest. Those dollars, sold at the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, Community Realty and Eddie’s Super Plaza, will later work like gift certificates with purchasers able to redeem them for actual – and delicious – food when the restaurant reopens.

WORCESTER V. FEC V. CITIZENS UNITED: US Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Worcester) says he didn’t approach any city councilors about bringing a resolution to support his efforts to get a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, but he was certainly glad to see it happen. “What’s happening at city council is happening in other towns across the country,” he said on the Monday before the council voted in favor to support the effort. “The only way to change things is from the local level up.” It’s not just sloganeering, he says, as over 50 municipalities in Massachusetts have signed on to officially oppose the ruling that give corporations and unions the same free speech rights as individuals (opening the doors to Super PACs, unofficial political campaign arms that have no contribution limits for donors), along with letters calling for action from 11 attorneys general…City Councilor Konnie Lukes was hesitant to sign on to the item at first until her fears were assuaged that unions were included. “If we could…include all groups of people that are organized that can donate large sums of money to candidates I certainly have no objections [to the resolution],” she said. After she was informed that proposed changes to the law would include the same restrictions for corporations and unions, the resolution was passed unanimously. For more Worcesteria items follow @JeremyShulkin on Twitter and check out worcestermag.com/blogs/dailyworcesteria. Email tips to jshulkin@worcestermag.com.


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was there, and it didn’t happen the way you think. I’m referring to the dust-up between T&G columnist Dianne Williamson and WTAG’s schlock jock Jim Polito. Polito recently devoted the better part of his morning talk show to berating Williamson after they clashed at Worcester Mag’s “Best of Worcester” party, tossing my name into the mix while creating a bizarre version of the encounter. I was standing in between the two when it unfolded, and I’m glad about that. Otherwise, Polito’s penchant for perverting facts might be the last word… not that he’s ever out of words. The verbal head-butting that occurred between these two has been brewing for years, thanks to Polito’s obsession with Williamson’s appearance. It’s all part of what I call “Haters of Radio,” and represents the WTAG daily line-up that includes Glenn Beck and Polito’s idol, Rush Limbaugh. It’s a world governed by vitriol, and Polito, a poor man’s Rush, peddles venom—nothing more. It’s baffling, really, how many on-air hours Polito wastes attacking Williamson’s weight (ironic, given the girth of Mr. P., but he is the city’s reigning double-standard bearer) and her hair style - he calls it a “mullet,” which is code for “manly.” Williamson sports a short haircut; perhaps he can explain what he’s inferring. He makes strange remarks about plastic surgery she “should get,” even lying on-air by stating that he has seen the scars “from her botched facelift.” If unprovoked vicious assaults have taken the place of thoughtful exchanges regarding the important issues of the day, then I guess I didn’t get the memo about dumbing down our discourse to below sea level. Go figure. The notion that public figures need to have thick skin to survive the occasional firestorm is an old one and, to a certain point, true enough. I’ve taken my share of insults and threats over the years – there are some people who are rankled, even threatened, by the idea of a woman with strong opinions. No matter. The fact remains that public figures are people first, and a constant barrage of cruel and vile insults about a person’s appearance or sexual orientation will wear down the steeliest soul. Polito makes a living vilifying others, and Williamson is not his only target. At the Worcester Mag party, Williamson was determined to ask Polito why he feels compelled to obsess over her body while ignoring her writing. She prefaced the question with: “I’ve never met you, but you are a pathetic piece of crap.”

Not her finest moment, but understandable. I winced. She continued. That was Polito’s chance to do the right thing, and true to form, he blew it. Instead, he gassed up the flames by mocking Dianne and calling her thin-skinned. “You can dish it out but you can’t take it!” he bellowed. This made no sense. She may not be syrupysweet, and Williamson certainly has her detractors, but she draws the line at denigrating a subject’s appearance. On air the next day, Polito foamed at the mouth over this scene, and used it to fabricate details sprung directly from the fetid recesses of his mind. Regarding my involvement? When I intervened to coax Williamson away from the confrontation, Polito had this to say: “I told Janice, ‘With all due respect, this is between Dianne and me.’’’ What he actually said was: “Who are you? Stick your nose outta this!” See the difference? This is classic Polito revisionism, or as I like to call it, “lying.” When told my name by Williamson, his reply? “You write for a two-bit rag!” Hmm. The same “two-bit rag” that was giving him an award? Yeah, that two-bit rag. According to Polito, the F-word was flying out of Williamson’s mouth. Completely false, though I think I may have dropped the bomb as an adjective modifying the word “moron.” However, in recounting the Polito version of the night, the talk-show host neglected to mention that he made this charming statement: “Dianne, I’d tell you to go f--- yourself, but… oh, what the hell. Go f--- yourself!” Must’ve slipped his mind in the retelling. Shortly after, I presented Dianne with the award for Best Columnist – I’m always the bridesmaid, never the bride to Miss W., but at least I came in ahead of Sid McKeen – and the night ended. Well, almost. Like a fifth-grader making bunny ears behind a bespectacled classmate, Polito cat-called in a mincing voice: “Bye, Dianne!” and limp-wristed a wave, which caused an involuntary spasm in Williamson’s middle finger. So there you have it – inquiring minds wanted to know. And while I know that confronting any man who refers to himself in the third person will prove futile, I understand Williamson’s reaction. Bullies and cowards can push just so far, until their victims finally push back. Dianne Williamson pushed back. Editor’s Note: Jim Polito vehemently denies ever calling us a “two bit rag” …

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LOCAL BROTHERS TAKE SJC DRUMS INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

STEVEN KING

Doreen Manning

The key to a successful business venture is to find a niche and nurture it. For many, that means finding something you are passionate about, locating the audience for that product you love to create, and then doing it better than anyone else. That’s exactly what Scott Ciprari and Mike Ciprari did when they began making custom drums in their grandmother’s Dudley basement back in 2000. Now, with over a decade of experience behind them, these young brothers (28 and 27, respectively) are among the top independent, custom drum companies in the nation – and are making the name of SJC Custom Drums the beat to follow in the percussion world.

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To appreciate the DIY road SJC Custom Drums has taken, you’ve got to return to the basement – grandma’s basement.

Scott James Ciprari started out on his musical journey with an interest in piano and saxophone, but was turned on to drums by his younger brother Mike Ciprari, who had already began his love affair with percussion at age 9. Soon both brothers were obsessed with the drums, but for Scott Ciprari, his creative nature took him one step further. “When I was young I was naturally curious about everything, especially musical instruments,” he recalls. “My curiosity and creativity led me to start refinishing old, ugly drums to look new and flashy.” When Scott Ciprari was a senior in high school, he decided he wanted to attend college to study music – percussion in particular. “Up until that point I had been using an old, thuddy kit that I had refurbished. I had cleaned it up, and made it nice, but I kind of punked it out... to match the style of the reggae/ska/punk band I was in. This was a cool look, but not for an educated, upstanding college freshman, I had decided,” he reminiscences. Wanting to have a proper drum kit before his freshman year, he began checking out the popular drum kits of the day – only to learn he didn’t like anything on the popular market. Either the sizes were not to his taste, or he considered the finishes “corny and stupid.” So he decided to teach himself how to make his own drum kit. continued on page 12 M AY 1 7 , 2 0 1 2 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M

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With his experience refurbishing a previous set, Scott Ciprari had a solid knowledge of the internal structure of drums, from how different bearing edges (top of the drum where the head sits) can create distinctive sounds to the geometric make up of a drum. But his true schooling came simply from trial and error. “There is no school for drum building, and when I started it, it was much more rare of a trade than it is now. These days you can order drum parts online from about a dozen websites...you can even buy a glossy paper mat that shows you where to mark for your lugs. But when I started building drums, I made my own layout mats with poster board, a compass and a pencil. I think by doing it like I did (the old-school way), you gain a deeper understanding of the drums layout, and you teach yourself to be incredibly precise.”

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precise instrument and his strict attention to detail got the attention of his brother, and the two decided that he was on to something exciting.

Scott Ciprari moved the operation into a small corner of their grandmother’s basement in Dudley in 2000. In 2001, Mike Ciprari created a simple logo with his brother’s initials, and began to spread the word of SJC Custom Drums through his own musical circle of friends, as his Worcester-based hardcore band No Trigger began to make a name for themselves. The combination of Scott Ciprari – the more quietly creative and introverted type – and his outgoing younger brother proved to be the catalyst that SJC Custom Drums needed. Soon Mike Ciprari began to help with jobs like staining, powder coating, assembling and packing, and then he began to share ideas for new drum designs with his brother. “I always loved designing, and my brother could make my ideas come to life,” he recalls. Top: Co-owner Mike Ciprari says, “We just naturally did what we did, and the path led us here.” Left: PJ Guertin remarks, “All in all, we love what we do and are damn good at it.” WORCESTERMAG.COM

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{ coverstory } couldn’t even move in the shop anymore… I’d have to pack drums outside or work outside to get stuff done. It was crazy. My phone didn’t work in her basement either, so when I got a phone call I’d have to run outside in the snow, rain, whatever. It was insane,” laughs Mike Ciprari. “Those early years are a blur to me. I was like the Tazmanian devil of drum building,” recalls Scott Ciprari.

SPREADING THE SOUNDS Each drum receives one on one attention by SJC’s skilled workers

With music as their inspiration, SJC began to grow. Starting with just one shelf with a few lugs and hoops, they soon expanded into a quarter of grandma’s basement as their inventory grew and tools expanded. A few summers later, the brother’s cleared the entire basement to

accommodate their growing business. For the first six years of SJC Custom Drums, painting was done on a stairwell, packing in the driveway and phone calls from Mike Ciprari’s bedroom/office. By 2005, both brothers were attending college – driving home after class to build drums

and get out orders. Eventually the drumming duo rented space within an old mill down the road from their grandmother’s house for painting and power coating, to keep the fumes from overpowering their elder matriarch. “It got to a point that we

Inspired by music and their mutual love of drums, Mike Ciprari was driven to keep reaching out to drummers throughout New England. “I thought ‘how cool would it be if this band played the drums my brother and I made them?’ and it just drove me to keep reaching out and talking to people so we could make them

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drums.” Soon news of the quality of SJC Drums spread and all of his networking began to kick in. “People started coming to us,” he recalls.

When Mike Ciprari launched their first web presence, internet orders soon followed. He began contacting some of his favorite bands such as Strike Anywhere and The Aquabats, and managed to get drummers he admired to place some of SJC’s early orders. “Initially, we made drums for a lot of bands around here locally... but I went right in for it… hitting up our favorite bands and talking to anyone I could.” “We’d drive all over to deliver them and became friends. We drove to Ohio, Florida, New York countless times, and all over New England to meet people and deliver drums. We’ve made some of our life-long friends doing this,” he continues. By 2006, No Trigger was signed to Nitro Records, and Mike Ciprari left college to tour the country. Along the way he took his SJC drums and talked them up to every drummer he met – thereby increasing the number of SJC drummers and intensifying their reputation. “It was then that I realized I had to

Mike Ciprari on his personal kit in the SJC office, which doubles as No Trigger’s practice space. choose the band/touring life, or stay home to focus on the business,” he says; at the time, he was only 21. “I left the band, and stayed home to pursue my business

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with mass-produced drums, “you lose the passion and finesse of the craftsmanship in the whole build. All in all, we love what we do and are damn good at it.” When SJC attended NAMM (North American Musical Merchandisers) in Anaheim, Calif., in 2008, shit got real. Phil Hood, publisher of DRUM! magazine (drummagazine.com) recalls that he’d heard the buzz about “this quirky little drum company from Massachusetts” but hadn’t seen much of them to date. But when Drum! readers voted SJC Custom Drums as Custom Drum Company of the Year for 2008, Hood took note. “Between 2005-2008 there were a lot of little companies making a name for themselves with wild drum designs. But talking to Mike back then I just knew this little company had a chance to go farther than most of the others,” shares Hood. “What has set SJC apart is their focus on alternative indie rock bands and making

worldwide and roughly 50 back line kits stored around the world (SJC provides their artists with kits that they arrange to arrive at a venue when performing on an international tour), SJC has built a company on innovation and creativity – and a lot of networking. But their product speaks for itself. Just ask John Keefe, drummer for Massachusetts-based Boys Like Girls, who sold more than 580,000 copies of their self-titled debut in 2008 and are currently signed with Columbia records. Keefe has been a SJC artist since 2005 and has purchased several kits over the years. “One of my favorites is this circus-looking drum set; it’s just a massive looking and sounding drum set,” says Keefe. “The design is totally crazy, I remember talking to Mike about what do to for the next kit, and I let him run with it, and he came up with this crazy thing, and we went for it.” Keefe take his role as a SJC representative STEVEN KING

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products that the audience appreciates. Their success to date really reflects Mike and Scott and the people who make the drums and also where they’re from in Massachusetts. They do make some outrageous designs and they work with some big stars but they keep it simple, focused and honest, and those values are present in the way they make drums and market themselves and their company.” SJC won the same award in 2009, and was runner up in 2011. About six months ago SJC was busting at the seams in Dudley, and the shop again made a move to a larger space, this time to a 12,000-square-foot warehouse in Southbridge. “We used to make 100 kits a year and think it was the craziest thing ever, and now we can do over 600, no problem.” The average price for an SJC drum kit is $1,200-$2,000, with $400$600 for a snare. With eleven employees and more than 1,700 artists playing SJC drums

seriously. “Being an SJC artist means a lot. These guys are great guys, they make awesome drums, and it’s truly an honor to be part of a great family over there.” Boston’s Dropkick Murphy’s drummer Matt Kelly has been banging on SJC drums since 2007. Mike Ciprari had hit up Kelly early in Dropkick’s rise to fame, but it wasn’t until a few years later when Mike Ciprari relentlessly followed up did the custom-drum company stick to his radar. SJC has crafted three kits for Kelly over the years – each outdoing the last. Kelly’s first kit features a wrap uncannily similar to that of the textured front cover of the Dropkick’s album “The Meanest of Times.” Kelly keeps this kit in Europe for outdoor festivals and what he calls “rough-and-tumble touring” that is typical of the band’s European jaunts. Next was what Kelly calls a true masterpiece. Maple shells with a wrap comprised of Kelly’s favorite seven-inch

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records, so the shells are covered various colored vinyl and labels. The kit is topped off by a 7 ¾-inch by 14-inch black 26ply snare drum with powder-coated gold hardware. To top it off, there’s a 13-layer cutaway with a Boston Bruins “B” logo within, as an ode to Kelly’s favorite team and what he considers the greatest game on earth. “The sound is definitely warmer and rounder than the first kit, and is a bit more versatile because it sounds great in both indoor and outdoor settings,” explains Dropkick’s drummer. The newest kit Kelly calls his crown jewel and the most gorgeous he’s ever seen. “The shells are emerald-green

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transparent acrylic, but instead of the usual chrome flanged hoops, the toms and the kick drum have wood hoops with hand-burned Celtic knot work on them, and laser-cut wooden SJC and Dropkick Murphys “skull and flames” badges,” he describes. “The shell is ringed around with Boston Bruins trading cards from the 1970s, sort of like Keith Moon’s “Pictures of Lilly” kit. This kit is by far the bestsounding of the three, and I’ve been using it in the studio, where I am right now, recording a new album ... and the drums sound absolutely bombastic!”

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A visit to the SJC shop in Southbridge is inspiring. Each and every employee is living a dream. All fans of music, all lovers of drums, each take enormous pride in what they do and it shows. The immaculate workshop is filled with beautiful woods, veneers, shiny hardware and loud music. A talk with each

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one of the guys can bring up enough celebrity name drops like it was an everyday occurrence – and for these guys it is. Just visit the gallery on their stunningly designed website (sjcdrums.com), and you’ll see the latest drums that have been created here with the hottest up and coming indie, rock and hardcore/metal names casually assigned to many of them. Who could have predicted that Scott Ciprari’s experiment with rewrapping a drum kit could lead to this? Certainly not Scott. “I don’t think there was ever a eureka moment, where I realized I could make a business and a living building drums,” he admits. “I am the type of person who just gets shit done. I always worked so hard and diligently to just get done what had to get done, that I never took a step back and looked at the success of the business. I just made drums. Period.”

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“Our goals were really just to make cool drums,” explains Mike Ciprari. “Never about money, making tons of drums or anything like that. I always dreamed of having a big drum shop where all my friends worked, but I wasn’t sure if it would happen or how to do it. We just naturally did what we did, and the path led us here.”

Yet success – especially when mixed with family – isn’t always a straight and firm rhythm. With a reality television show in the works, some family drama has surged on and off the camera, eerily similar to American Chopper yet this time between siblings. With Scott Ciprari recently easing back from some of his responsibilities at the shop, and Mike Ciprari becoming a more visible driving force of SJC Custom Drums, rumors of the 50/50 split being felt as unfair have emerged. “When you have a mix between young workers, and young workers who are friends with one person in a 50/50 partnership, you’re going to have tension, picking sides, whether or not someone is right or wrong. And that is what we’re currently dealing with. Business is business and friends are friends,” is all that Scott Ciprari would grudgingly admit. What’s not left to rumor is this: SJC is a left brain/right brain scenario. Scott Ciprari’s dedication, artisan abilities and superior craftsmanship is the foundation for SJC Custom Drums, and those few, dedicated employees that have learned (and earned) their craft through Scott Ciprari are like tendrils of his talent strongly rooted throughout the company. Yet it has been Mike Ciprari’s vision for his brother’s skill, his design savvy, love of music and his natural marketing and networking talents that has brought SJC to the level they have currently achieved. It has been Mike Ciprari who has taken them out of the basement and into the sphere of national success. But in the end, without one Ciprari there would not be the other – and no SJC Custom Drums. “Every success story has a few bumps along the road, and this definitely isn’t the first time this has happened in the company,” says Scott Ciprari. “If you mix quick success with young people it sometimes takes a little while for the recipe to work. We’re working on it.”


night Trash: A Bucky day& Jones Video May 17 - 23, 2012

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Brian Goslow

To many, Worcester is scattered with discarded objects, buildings, people and dreams, a place many have tried to change through creative energy and the arts. “In the daytime, you work for a living; in the nighttime, you become a spiritual being,” says Frank “Bucky” Jones, who strived to capture that transformation in his debut film, “Trash: A Bucky Jones Video.”

The film co-stars the architecture and landscape of Worcester: the neon of Coney Island and R and R Plumbing, I-290, Kelley Square, Ralph’s, the UMass Memorial smokestack and a delicious-looking vat of food at One Love Café, as well as local spoken-word performers who Jones felt would be perfect for conveying his script to the world. There’s Amber Garneau, discussing her life in her car while overlooking Kelley Square, then searching for meaning in the rocks and waterfall at NuCafe before she starts her shift there; “Cowboy” Matt Hopewell riding a WRTA bus and working at a Shell gas and convenience store; and Michele Duncan Merle bouncing youthfully through Elm Park and working at the Worcester County Food Bank. Unfortunately, Jones wasn’t able to get his unpaid stars to shoot all of their proposed scenes, so the film is broken into two distinctly obvious parts: the first, the aforementioned pursuit of the artistic dreams of his characters, shows Jones’ great potential. The second, less cohesive portion (but no less visually entertaining), features a collateral murder revealed by WikiLeaks and a hostage situation being covered by the networks as if it were a video game. Which it may be, but by the time you’ve refocused your attention, you’re staring into a vacant factory (The William B. Pollack Company Steel Mill in Youngstown, Ohio, which Jones shot while visiting the area) that could be insight into what Armageddon will look like. Not having the use of his initial “stars,” Jones shot a series of local performers, to varying degrees of success, in continuing the storyline. A woman (Shannon Regan) goes into the basement of the Hotel Vernon, where she’s the audience for a private performance of George Sampson’s “The Conqueror Worm.” Aslan King reads “Penis, Penis, Penis” from his smartphone at The Raven, while Greg McKillop asks, “Why support the arts? What about supporting the artists?” bemoaning the fact people keep telling him that to look professional, he needs a website on the computer he cannot afford. Jones was the film’s director, cameraman, sound recorder, editor and writer. Over the decades, he’s worked his way up from 8mm to Super 8 to 16mm canisters. Part of his education included night classes at New York University and attending the college’s legendary screenin- room sessions where Martin Scorsese would show students early versions of his films. After taking graduate art courses at the University of Pittsburgh, Jones began working at Pittsburgh’s public TV broadcaster WQED on the set of “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.” “That got me really excited about working in TV,” he acknowledges. Then, wanting to raise a family, he spent two decades as a software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). “I had a hiatus, I had a family, now I’m back into it and working with video,” Jones says. “It’s more economical though technically, it’s more challenging than film is.” Jones says his original script for “Trash” had the story’s characters transitioning from their day jobs into their nighttime roles as artists. “It would end at Coney Island, where they come upon a homeless person singing an Irish-Scottish lament,” he says. “[Despite appearances,] it would turn out that he was an angel. But it never happened.” The experience taught him that his next film has to have paid stars. “It was a learning process. I learned you had to pay for talent. I thought those I selected could jump off the screen – but they’re not actors. When an actor turns up on a set, they’re there to channel you, to channel what you want as an actor. Those I used in this film are not actors, they’re themselves — people who are beautiful on and off camera.” “Trash, A Bucky Jones Video” will be screened on Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m. at the WCUW Front Room, 910 Main St., Worcester.

Ali Bombz’s “Hotel Vernon” getting closer to silver screen

Brian Goslow

Five years after shooting over 250 hours of footage for his proposed film on Worcester’s legendary Hotel Vernon, Ali Bombz (a.k.a. Kool Kojak) says his tribute to the legendary Kelley Square landmark has been whittled down to one hour, 20 minutes, and getting closer to being completed.

The Worcester native’s been busy since leaving the area for the West Coast after living at the hotel for a year. Known by the rest of the planet as Kool Kojak (a name given him in Brazil while working with Supla), he co-wrote and co-produced Flo Rida’s “Right Round,” which was a number-one hit in 20 countries in 2009. More recently, he’s been writing and producing music for Owl City, Ke$ha, Becky G, Michel Telo featuring Pitbull, N.A.S.A., Ariana Grande, Money Mark Nishita and Matisyahu, whose upcoming “Spark Seeker” album Kojak produced and co-wrote. To finish the Hotel Vernon film, he brought aboard editor and co-writer Jungle George, who recently directed music videos for Kemosabe (Sony) Records artist Sophia Black. George brought a fresh eye to footage that Bombz admitted he had an intense emotional attachment to. “I was most fascinated by the human aspect of the people who lived there and their relationship to the Vernon,” says Bombz, while indicating that the end product is aimed for worldwide audiences. “The human condition and feelings of people are universally appealing.” He notes that a number of the hotel residents who he filmed are now departed. “The fact that those characters aren’t around anymore makes it more magical,” Bombz says. “They were fascinating and unique.” The rough cut has attracted the interest of several specialeffects houses in Hollywood, in part due to his musical contributions to two consecutive box office numberone hits — “The Lorax” and “21 Jump Street.” “We want to have them do cool graphics that will take the film to the next level,” says Bombz, adding, “I’m pulling my resources together and getting ready to push hard to finish the film and get it into film festivals.” M AY 1 7 , 2 0 1 2 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M

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New Pilot is a band that falls under the all-encompassing indie/alternative tag and it doesn’t lose a thing by that categorization. Hailing from just outside Boston, New Pilot has a great chance of reaching the upper echelon of the wandering indie elite and it seems to have the drive to do just that.

The band consists of Johnny Wheeler on keys and vocals, Sean McKinstry on guitar and vocals, Kevin Outland on guitar, bass and vocals, Matt Soper on bass, guitar and vocals and Justin “Jubba” Beauregard on the drums. The fact that each member is so instrumentally diverse lends itself well to this style of music and the character it provides does not go unnoticed to the listener. New Pilot has been a band for the last

New Pilot six years and its most recent release, “Looser” will be the group’s third release. The band will have a record-release show on May 18 at the Lucky Dog Music Hall on Green Street. Previous to this, the band released a fivesong EP titled, “Double Time Warp Sessions” and “We can’t put it together; it is together,” their debut release. “Looser” was recorded in 2011 at RMI studios. It was produced and recorded by Bill Ryan. The band lists some grade-A songwriters under its influences. Musicians such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, John Lennon and Paul McCartney top the list, as well as a refreshingly eclectic list of bands like The

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“Looser” is that while you can’t disregard the influences that the band references, they aren’t shamelessly pulled from, but rather tastefully utilized and New Pilot produces a very distinct sound. Outland remembers his time in the studio fondly, saying, “We have such a good time in the studio…there’s a feeling of excitement because you’re listening to your tracks detached from your instruments for the first time. You really get to dissect and analyze a tune with a level of depth you can’t otherwise. What is this song on the most fundamental level? We can deconstruct a song to its skeleton and build it back up. We learn a lot about our music, its potential and limitations and the recording process in general every time we go in.” Outland says that the band has four songwriters and it is to the bands absolute credit, while all of the songs on “Looser”

flow together nicely, it is as if they meander through a breezy indie forest, taking their time to look up at the trees and down at the forest floor. In direct opposition to the strict songwriting structure that many bands take, goosestepping straight ahead with a singular vision and a verse, chorus, verse, repeat mentality. New Pilot will finally give its fans a chance to hear and pick up “Looser” at its record-release show at the fabled Lucky Dog Music Hall soon and everyone who has even a passing interest in well written and passionate music that you can tap your foot along to while waiting for those warm summer nights to return should be there to experience it. “We are stoked for our CD release show,” Outland says. “People can expect a great time. We’ve asked our friends Hey Now, Morris Fader and Big Eyed Rabbit to play—both phenomenal bands that we look up to quite a bit.” Their live show can be described as, quite simply, a fun time. Outland adds, “While some of our songs content can be on the more serious side, the idea is to have a great night out. We want people to dance if they’d like or sit back and take in the music and have an equally good time. We try our best to provide substance but we also try to give people something to move to.” So don’t miss out! Pick up New Pilot’s new record “Looser” on May 18 at the Lucky Dog Music Hall and stay in tune with what the band is up to at Facebook. com/newpilot.

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Worcester musicians pay tribute to Bob Dylan Taylor Nunez

From his distinctive voice to his powerful yet eloquent lyrics, Bob Dylan is a living legend. For over five decades, Dylan has entertained the masses while incorporating endless musical traditions into creating his own style. To pay tribute to this musical genius, Worcester musicians and Dylan fans will unite and rejoice at the annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash at radio station WCUW’s front room. As the 524 Band, led by Bob Jordan, performs only its 10th show in the past 12 years, special

guest musicians will accompany in celebrating Dylan and all his glory.

The 524 Band may most obviously idolize Dylan (the numerals in the band’s name match Dylan’s May 24 birthday), but Bob Jordan and his crew are not alone in their reverence of the musician. “Bob Dylan is within my fiber...I would say I am a Bob Dylan obsesser. I have every vinyl record and just can’t think of any other song writer I admire more,” states Helen Sheldon Beaumont, just one of the many who will partake in the celebration. Beaumont, a Vermont native who was raised on a Amish-surrounded rural farm in Ohio, began singing

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Potential return of resident theater to Worcester

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Worcester theater fans may soon have a reason to rejoice. Earlier this month, Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) and the Friends of Professional Theatre in Worcester announced a March 2013 production of “Red,” which will hopefully kick off “the beginning of the return of professional, resident theater to New England’s second largest city” according to a recent press release.

Currently based in Lowell, MRT is a company dedicated to producing engaging shows and exciting a new generation of theater-goers. If all goes well, MRT will join the Worcester community while still serving Lowell. This twocity model makes sense both economically and in terms of reaching a wide audience. “If everything works out, one day we will be the Massachusetts Repertory Theatre,” says artistic director Charles Towers. Professional, resident theater was an integral part of the Worcester arts scene up until 2009 when Foothills Theatre shuttered due to financial hardship. Not long after the fold, Towers was in talks with Worcester’s cultural development director Erin Williams and Hanover Theatre executive director Troy Siebels. The loss of Foothills was a profound one for the community, and the void created by that loss needed filling. “For the 25 years that Marc [Smith] and I ran Foothills Theatre, until our retirement in 1999, we were always aware of the tremendous impact of this kind of full-time professional theater on the city and on Central Mass.,” says Foothills Theatre cofounder, Susan Smith, who plans to take part in talks about “what is being envisioned” for MRT. “It’s my perspective that Foothills, over its several decades, helped create an environment that was hospitable to performing-arts groups and the nurturing of audiences for these groups.” Siebels adds that MRT is “by far the most financially stable” of New England’s professional theater companies and that it has “a very conservative approach to budgeting that has served [it] well.” According to Towers, the 2013 run of “Red” at the Hanover Theatre will be a “seed-planter” to “show what it would be like to have this level of performance in Worcester,” rather than the official beginning of a residency. Whether all of this will stick is, in large part, up to the community. MRT might not have much to worry about, as local theater fans are already rallying. “A group of

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theater-lovers are in discussions on how we might build upon this momentum [from “Red”] to bring the theater to Worcester for extended runs,” explains Williams in reference to the recently formed Friends of Professional Theatre in

Worcester, who will be engaging in fundraising and outreach efforts in the coming months. “Having MRT as a resident theater would not only give Worcester an entirely different kind of theater – new works, classic plays and chamber musicals – but also theater that’s created here in Massachusetts,” says Siebels. “The directors, performers, stage managers and others will be here in Worcester for the run of the production – walking down Worcester streets, eating in Worcester restaurants – making connections in the community in a way that a touring show doesn’t.” The potential addition of a professional, resident theater company in Worcester is just part in the incredible changes going on in the city right now. Considering projects like CitySquare and the Worcester Business

Development Corporation’s efforts with the Theater District, there couldn’t be a better time for MRT to be joining the fray. “There’s a lot of hope for Worcester’s future,” Towers says. MRT will not be at the Hanover long term, and if the idea catches on they will need their own performance space. But, as Towers explains, this could be good news for everyone. City leaders and community activists have focused a lot of energy into breathing new life into the downtown area, and the presence of a new performance space would also benefit other local businesses like restaurants and galleries by increasing foot traffic and need for services. “I don’t claim to know all the answers for [how to revitalize] downtown,” Towers says. “We’re just talking about, perhaps, a resident, professional theater company. But certainly, there is vision for Worcester, and if we can play a part in that, it would be thrilling.” Merrimack Repertory Theatre’s production of “Red,” a Tony Award-winning play about American painter Mark Rothko, will be showing at the Hanover Theatre from March 15-17, 2013. If you’d like to help ensure professional, resident theater’s return to Worcester, contact the Friends of Professional Theatre in Worcester at WorcesterTheatre@gmail.com. Photos from top: Emmy Winner Gordon Clapp as Robert Frost in This Verse Business. Hanley Smith & William Connell in The Voice of the Turtle. Jeremiah Kissel and Will LeBow in Two Jews Walk into a War. Photos by Meghan Moore


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ArtsWorcester brings back old-fashioned dance-hall memories Taylor Nunez

It may be surprising to the masses, but Worcester is a city for artists. For anyone with artistic aspirations, the opportunity to exhibit their work only further hones their talents. Thanks to ArtsWorcester, artists in the area can enjoy this forum. ArtsWorcester, established in 1979, typically hosts exhibits in the Aurora Gallery and several satellite galleries across the city. In a bit of a twist, feet will be jumping and jiving at the old-fashioned dance benefit, Dance Me to the Moon.

In a day and age when dance benefits may be beyond the norm, this one seemed to come about organically. After finding that the lower-level gallery at the Aurora Hotel was originally used as a ballroom back in the day, ArtsWorcester executive director Juliet Fiebel was inspired. Fiebel was always intrigued by a rent-party system that Harlem musicians used in the first part of the 20th century – a party-goer would hear where a happening spot was on a particular night, pay money at the door to get in and then dance the night away, all while allowing the musicians at the party to pay their rent with the cover charge. “It always struck me as a great way for a community to help make sure artists can afford to keep making art,” says Fiebel. With the discovery of Aurora’s history paired with the lifestyle of Harlem musicians a century before, Fiebel

sought out DJ friend Ajayi and the event was in motion. Those in need to flex their dancing muscles can do so happily, knowing that all proceeds will be going toward the expenses associated with putting on exhibitions and openings free to the public. As Fiebel explains, “It seems right that an event to which everyone is invited should benefit the public the most.” Fiebel looks forward to returning to the days of where dancing was more common, if only for one night. After the 1960s, it seemed that people forgot what it meant to dance or how to ask a stranger to a rhythmic rendezvous; instead of learning the art and etiquette of the physical expression, teenagers were riddled

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with pressure, taking on more competitive sports and academic pursuits. “But thankfully, like some artists have to make art, some people have to dance, and they never stopped,” states Fiebel. Luckily, not everybody is unaware of what it means to dance – even a decade after the swing-craze of the 1990s, almost everybody at a wedding can step back and forth with a pal. Not all fundraising events are the full of music and dance, but often it’s beyond the event details itself but the underlying message of the organization that brings together attendees. Fiebel hopes that even those who may be unaware of what ArtsWorcester does come to the Dance Me to the Moon event and maybe even learn a bit about what the ArtsWorcester community has to offer. Whether you are a beginning ballerina or a

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developed dancer, a pair or a soloist, Dance Me to the Moon welcomes everybody. It may even be your time to bravely ask a stranger to have a dance. “You at least get to learn a new dance move,” Fiebel says optimistically. To get your groove on, be sure to attend Dance Me to the Moon on Saturday, May 19, at the Aurora Gallery from 8 to 11 p.m. The cover charge at the door will be $10 for students, $15 for ArtsWorcester members and $20 to the general public. Also, don’t miss the exhibition currently on display at Aurora, T-Minus: Worcester to the Moon, to witness artworks exploring midcentury space technology and engineering. For more information on ArtsWorcester and its events, visit artsworcester.org.

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In addition to the Farmer’s Union Players, self-proclaimed “Ukulele Ninja” Rich Ad Leufstedt will also be there. Leufstedt is found with some frequency among the Worcester music scene, doing monthly shows at Beatnik’s Ukulele Thursday and performing at the yearly ukulele extravaganza, appropriately titled, “Uke-A-Pacolypse.” Because Jordan plays at Leufstedt shows and they both enjoy each other’s music, it was only a matter of time before Leufstedt, a Dylan fan, became involved with the tribute. “Dylan’s music has influenced me through his lyrics,” explains Leufstedt. “They ‘paint a picture’ like reading any masterwork by a great author.” The Bob Dylan Birthday Bash will truly showcase an array of Worcester musicians and Leufstedt hopes the audience is captured by their takes on Dylan songs, stating, “I hope they gain a fun evening out because there’s going to be a who’s who of local talent who [are] going to reinterpret Dylan’s songs and make them their own.” The band the Hip Swayers will also join in the reinterpretation of Dylan works at the event. “The Hip Swayers cover a couple Dylan tunes and the most interesting aspect in my view is the chance to reinterpret his songs; that’s actually what Dylan does too, and he almost never plays the same song twice,” explains band member Toni Ostrow. If you’re a Dylan fan or simply want to soak up Worcester’s talented musicians, be sure to attend the Bob Dylan Birthday Bash on May 19 in the WCUW front room located at 910 Main St. in Worcester. Jordan and the 524 Band will present two shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Advanced tickets can be ordered for $10 at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit wcuw.org.

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Classic game makes for pointless film Battleship Grade: D – David Wildman

Here they go again, making the same old movie.

Back in the days of WWII, the actual enemy in rousing patriotic war films weighed heavily on everyone’s minds: Nazi’s or Imperialistic Japanese who at the time were actually trying to take over the world. That mindset carried Hollywood all the way into the 1960’s, but then the reality of Vietnam tore public consciousness a new one, and movies began to confront war as a less than heroic exercise. “The Green Berets” was an example of Hollywood trying to hold onto jingoistic notions of the glory of battle from the past, but by the late 70’s, early 80’s sprawling disturbing works like “Apocalypse Now” and “The Deer Hunter” were tearing all that down and trading on the actual horrors of war. Meanwhile “Star Wars” brought CGI and action adventure into the same realm, and eventually predictable popcorn blockbusters like “Independence Day” set the mold for where we are now. With no actual wars or fear of war in the public’s mind, and the shocking spectacle of September 11 now over a decade behind us, we’ve returned to the war movie as popular entertainment, aping computer video games, and now the bad guys come from outer space. There’s not much Sci-Fi though in the film “Battleship,” or its progenitors like “Independence Day” or “Battle Los Angeles.” The aliens exist merely as a faceless threat to allow our protagonists to act in heroic ways that will kneejerk audiences into patriotic approval. We don’t know anything about these space travelers, other than that they are evil and ruthless, and that in this case they look like hillbillies and can’t stand sunlight (as if the occurrence of the sun was some strange phenomenon only found on Earth). Replace the aliens with killer Japanese and nothing changes. What we are left with is something that comes off like a recruiting film

for the Navy, packed with quotidian camaraderie and tired attempts at humor. I realize I’m using broad strokes here, but there doesn’t seem to be any point in going much into the specifics of what happens in “Battleship.” It’s difficult to care about character fabrications like Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch), a rambunctious free spirit who follows his brother Stone (Alexander Skarsgard) into the navy, confronts a crusty Admiral (Liam Neeson), falls for his daughter (Brooklyn Decker), screws up and predictably will be put through insurmountable odds and eventually show his mettle as a warrior when all hell breaks loose. The greenlighting gimmick here is that this is supposedly based on the game of Battleship, where you can’t see the enemy and you have to try to bomb where you think they are on a grid. In order to comply with this, the aliens are made to shoot bombs that look like pegs from the game. There is also a scenario where the aliens block off some islands in Hawaii with technology that creates an impenetrable miles high force shield, and conveniently leaves an isolated gameboard situation for our heroic Americans (and a few Japanese, because they were all on joint war games when the invasion happened) to try to attack, based on a secret grid of warning buoys. This is what passes for innovation here. Thing is: with such incredible technology at their disposal, the cosmic heavies still use relatively conventional warfare and don’t protect their own ships. They can be blown up with a few missiles from a battle cruiser. Not only that: they aren’t sophisticated enough to have their own way of communicating with their home planet when their main craft inexplicably crashes into Hong Kong, and they have to commandeer our radio dish antennas, making them vulnerable to attack. In fact they ultimately aren’t much of a threat at all, just as this film is no threat to provide actual intelligent entertainment.

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Over the last five years, 242 Mill St. has been home to several restaurants. The space had been Coe’s Cafe for decades, but after that closed, Joey’s Bar & Grill occupied the location before moving to Chandler Street, and now a new restaurant has opened its doors advertising contemporary Italian and American cuisine — Lago Ristorante. Lago Ristorante is looking to set itself apart from

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other Worcester restaurants by highlighting its waterfront property on Coes Reservoir.

For those who have dined at 242 Mill St. before, the interior will look familiar, but Lago has opened up the layout and added to the modern decor by introducing Mediterranean accents. The restaurant is divided into two main sections, with a traditional dining area on the right, while a long and inviting bar surrounded by high-top tables skirts the left. Lago’s menu is well sized but not daunting and features both lunch- and dinner-sized entrées, priced appropriately to the portions. On my visit to Lago, my party of three was seated immediately and promptly greeted by our server. While Lago prominently features a large bar, the draught beer offerings aren’t particularly impressive, but a well-adorned wine list makes up for it. We began our meals with soup, as I ordered a delicious, creamy and steaming tomato and basil ($3.50) and one of my co-diners started with a cup of clam chowder ($4.50). The chowder was creamy, but in a lighter broth, loaded with hunks of fresh clams, scallions and potatoes. Both soups were delivered hot

and coupled with a few slices of fresh-baked bread with oil; they were a great beginning to our meal. Lago serves contemporary Italian dishes, fresh seafood and some classic Italian favorites like pan-seared liver — but the menu items are peculiarly described, leaving diners guessing at exactly what they are ordering (an iceberg wedge named “The Wedgie” was my favorite strangely named item). I decided on the chicken Milanese ($10) served over angel-hair pasta. While this item was described as being breaded and pan fried, it seemed more likely to be deep fried, as the batter and breading largely overwhelmed the chicken. Sadly, the breading on the chicken took on the flavor of the other items that had been fried that day, so it was reminiscent of heavily battered pub-style fish and chips. Nevertheless, the homemade tomato sauce was zesty and flavorful, and the pasta was cooked to near perfection. Emily opted for a caprese salad ($9), which featured thick slices of fresh,

warm tomatoes, huge hunks of mozzarella cheese and basil drizzled with a tangy balsamic dressing. Nichola ordered the pesche spada ($15), a large cut of lemonpepper swordfish (certainly not fished out of Coes Pond) over penne pasta, which he remarked was a delicious and perfectly prepared cut of fish. The portions served at Lago were generous for the prices, as both Nick an I had more than enough to take home, and only one or two items on the menu top $20. Our server was prompt and attentive, never a distraction. Further, in addition to the indoor seating, Lago promises to expand outdoors to feature a waterfront patio. Though Worcester is nearly saturated with Italian restaurants, Lago’s competitive prices, good service, and friendly staff should put the restaurant on any area diner’s shortlist for new cuisine in the city.

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Brew City Grill and Brew House 104 Shrewsbury St. 508-752-3862 brew-city.com Brew Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu covers all the brew-pub bases: steaks, ribs, fajitas, chicken, home-style favorites like meatl oaf, pasta and seafo od with many recipes based on beers from Brew Cit yâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s selection. In other cases, such as on the specials, beer pairings are offered. The atmosphere is an engaging faux-urban dĂŠ cor of industrial street lamps, brick and tin, wa vy lines and ramps, and brushed steel skylines; and spor ts memorabilia that lines the walls through out the dining room and adjacent bar. Periodic live music. Credit cards accepted. Off-street parking in rear.

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BullďŹ nchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 730 Boston Post Road, Sudbury 978-443-4094 bullďŹ nchs.com BullďŹ nchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serves all-natural meats, including h ormone-free, antibiotic-free natural beef, free-bird c hicken and Aussie Premium all-natural lamb. Fine diners may c hoose between petite or larger entrees. Many traditional dishes are prepared with inventive t wists and all are ser ved with fresh, seasonal ingredients, ea ch with a recommended wine sele ction. The respectable wine list, from a range of domestic and foreign regi ons, is rated from delicate to robust and offers suc h surprising varietals as pro secco, moscato and tempranillo. Special dishes and wines are sh owcased at monthly wine dinners. BullďŹ nchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also offers live music, Sunday brunch, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and takeout menus, catering and function space.

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Via Italian Table 89 Shrewsbury St., Worcester 508-754-4842 viaitaliantable.com To the venerable Sole Proprietor and its cross-town companion, The 111 Chop House, the Ahlquists have added Via Italian Table, a Tuscaninspired Mediterranean restaurant. T he renovation is substantial and sophisticated, and the rear terra ce adds a new dimensi on to Worcester fair-weather dining: a g orgeous space to eat, drink, see, and be seen. V ia runs the gamut of Mediterranean classics, like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Meatballs on No. 8 Spaghetti,â&#x20AC;? lasagna (Bol ognese or three cheeses), shrimp scampi and salmon to spit-roasted chicken or pork loin chops to ragouts to gnocchi pie, pork shank o sso buco, paella, and six varieties of grilled pizza. Free valet and off-street parking. Full liquor, beer and wine. Credit cards accepted. Eighty Ates Bar & Grille 8 Airport Road, Dudley 508-949-8888 eightyates.com Wind your way through Webster and Dudley to Eight y Ates Bar & Grille, where trendy meets rural suburbia. Breeze past the tinted windows, and the dĂŠ cor is spare and slic k, punctuated by vividly colored abstract paintings. Whether dressed up or dressed down, diners will ďŹ nd a creative and tasty spin on chicken, steaks, seafood and pasta, with fresh ingredients like feta and g oat cheeses, sundried tomatoes, Portobello mushrooms and couscous. T he same goes for desserts, like the h omemade chocolate brownie sundae and raspberry white chocolate cheese brule. Open for lunc h and dinner, all the prices end in â&#x20AC;&#x153;88 cents.â&#x20AC;? T hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s even a kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; menu. The bar sports ďŹ&#x201A;at-screens, a wine list with just enough variety and a fun martini menu. Chuckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steak House 10 Prospect St. (Rte. 20), Auburn 508-832-2553 chucks.com Diners who look more than skin deep at Chuc kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will be rewarded continued on page 30

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with sumptuous, hand-carved steaks, a clean, varied soup-and-salad bar, seafood, and home-style sides. The building is dark, dated and funky, but the f ood and service are good. Moderate to expensive. Credit cards accepted. Off-street parking. Full liquor bar. J.P.’s Restaurant and Pub Westmeadow Plaza, Rte. 9 Westboro 508-366-0627 A classic bar and grille t ype, J.P.’s serves possibly the best lobster roll around, a gargantuan por tion at a meager price. For ever yone else, they offer the usual complement of home-style dinners, steaks, chops, ribs, fried and broiled seafood, etc. Cash only. Plaza parking. Colonial Restaurant & Pub 290 Thompson Road, Webster 508-943-4040 colonialrestaurant.com The menu at the Col onial features seasonal spe cials, pasta (primavera, parmesan, scampi and Alfredo), traditi onal entrées (including lamb and weiner sc hnitzel), a few surprises (haddo ck Nantucket), and plenty of seafood. Right off of I-395, it is l ocated near scenic Webster Lake. You’ll find good food and pleasant service in the spacious dining room or in the pub. The Sole Proprietor 118 Highland St., Worcester 508-798-3474 thesole.com The Sole has been a W orcester seafood lover’s dream for nearly 30 years. The menu is fresh, contemporar y and comprehensive, including lots of fare for the seafood wary. The atmosphere is elegant and upscale in the dining rooms, lively and loud in the bar. From the most basic fish to expedited kettle meals and sushi, The Sole does it right. Reservations encouraged. Credit cards accepted. Offstreet and valet parking available. The Lazy Dog 31 Main St., Marlboro 508-229-2254 doggonelazy.com Lovers of a clean sports pub with some roadhouse vibe and shadowy corners will enjoy Marlb oro’s Lazy Do g, where y ou can enjoy a beer and a good meal while watching your fa vorite sports team, or listening to the frequent live music. T he menu includes a little of everything you expect in a pub. P rices are moderate. Off-street parking. Credit cards accepted. Full liquor license.

Nancy Chang 372 Chandler St., Worcester 508-752-8899 nancychang.com Nancy Chang boasts a number of a wards — for best buffet, best Chinese, etc. It’s also renowned for its effor ts to make healthy the infamous American Chinese fare, reducing carbs and l owering fat, and addressing the needs of the gluten-allergic and vegetarian. This they have done, all the while producing flavorful, fresh meals in the traditions of this cuisine. Full liquor bar. Credit cards a ccepted. Offstreet parking. Lunch buffet: Monday to F riday 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Sundays and h olidays, noon-3 p.m.). Dinner buffet: Sunday through Thursday 5:30-8 p.m. (Friday, Sunday and h olidays 5:308:30 p.m.).

Cancúns 75 Worcester St., North Grafton 508-839-8800 This is one of those unlikely finds that is worth going out of your way for, even if you’ve not ventured to Grafton before. Discover the lively mood and friendly staff at Cancúns, located at the fork of routes 122 and 140. The burritos are stuffed in artfully folded tortillas and topped with (not bathed in) mild enchilada sauce, crisp onions and shredded lettuce, refreshing sour cream, zesty guacamole, and a sprinkling of ranchero cheese. Go with the familiar enchiladas and fajitas, or go a little gourmet with a more sophisticated entrée. Alternative selections include a steak and shrimp platter (h old the guacamole), chicken Caesar salad, fajita melt, puerco adovado (grilled marinated pork loin) and a few other chicken and seafood entrées.

William’s Restaurant & Tavern 184 Pearson Blvd., Gardner 978-632-7794 williamsrestaurantandtavern.com Conveniently located right off Rte. 2, William’s Restaurant & Tavern is a great place to catch up with friends over dinner — and be sure to check out their entertainment calendar. The regular menu is packed with plenty of signature selections and options. Salads are a slight cut above, with such ingredients as artichoke hearts, kalamata olives and homemade croutons. The Greek salad even comes with stuffed grape leaves. Next to deli sandwic hes, wraps and Angus burgers are paninis, grilled and ser ved on rustic focaccia. Pasta dishes are mostly standard fare (ra violi, veal parmesan), and other entrees include specialties, fried and baked seafo od purchased daily, and Hunter’s Catch beef selections.

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Karaoke 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Lorna Shore, Nocturnal Noise. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture. $50 to $250. DCU Center- Arena and Convention Center, 50 Foster St. 508-755-6800 or cirquedusoleil.com. Piano performance. 6:30-9 p.m. Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury St. 508-796-5915. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 7-10 p.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Karaoke Free. 7-11 p.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Ricky Duran. 7-10 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-7550879. Irish Music Session. All ages and talent levels welcome. Listeners welcome, too No Charge.. 7:30-10 p.m. Mulligans Taverne-onthe-Green, 121 West Main St., Westborough. 508-344-4932 or westboroughsession.com. Open Mic Thursdays/Local Musicians Showcase @ The “New” Biagio’s With Bill Mccarthy. To check the schedules and open slots visit: www.MySpace.com Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets”) is Your Host at another great Open Mic Night . 7:30-11:30 p.m. Biagio’s Grille, 257 Park Ave. 508-7567995 or MySpace.com. Karaoke. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Breakaway Billiards, 104 Sterling St., Clinton. 978-365-6105. Karaoke with Mike Rossi. free. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. live Jazz. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. The Not So Late Show with Shaun Connolly and The Over-Qualified Band. 8-10 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave.

508-926-8877. Audio Wasabi hosted by Brian Chaffee. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Dan Kirouac & Dorette Weld. www.texasbbqco.com 8:30-11:30 p.m. Texas BBQ Company, 309 Main St., Northborough. 508-3934742. Dana Lewis Live. FREE. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Karaoke. 8:30 p.m.-noon Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. The awesome 80’s party band THE FLOCK OF A-HOLES with guests.. Every Thursday, the Flock transports you back into the “awesome 80’s” Tons of friends and FUN $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com. All Request Thirsty Thursday With CJ/DJ. hey everyone cj/dj here so were finally back in the oxford area. so come on down and dance to the hottest music around. i do all kinds of give aways so come down you could win tickets to patriots games or gas cards who knows but all you have to do is come down. hope to see you all there no cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. days end tavern, the downstairs, 287 main st., oxford. 508-868-7382 or soundzlikefun.com. Brooks Milgate. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Cara Brindisi. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Flash Back Thirsty Thursdays with DJ Double D. 9-11:59 p.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Karaoke with Heather D. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beemer’s Pub, 114 River St., Fitchburg. 978-343-3148. Latin Heat Thursdays @ Bocados Tapas Bar. 9-11:30 p.m. Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011. Live Band Karaoke w/ Fingercuff. Every Thursday It’s Live Band Karaoke with Fingercuff. no cover. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Angry Ham’s Garage Restaurant & Pub, 2 Beacon St., Framingham. Metal Thursday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Thirsty Thursday ALL Request DJ. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 or daysendtavern.com. Jay Graham Live. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar & Grill,

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Green St. 508-363-1888 or bigeyedrabbit.com. Boston’s Queen of Cabaret Carol O’Shaughnessy and Tom Lamark. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Bruce Siart Memorial Benefit w/Pillow Man, Black Hellicopter, Bovachevo, Todd Deal, and Shirts + Skin. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Country Music Fridays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Beemer’s Pub, 114 River

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NE Concerts presents Kittie. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001. Monogram Apparel Mini Tour. Nasty Promotions and Monogram Apparel Presents: The Monogram Apparel Mini Tour Featuring.. Anomia, Battleships, Johnny Booth, Widow Sunday, The Viking, Footage of the Yeti & MORE TBA $10 - All Ages. 6-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. Touch 2 Much. Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band $5. 9:30-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Dana Lewis LIVE. FREE. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208 or myspace.com. Charley Dee. BAND Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Small Names. Free. 7-9 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658. Jazzed Up Trio Live. 7:30-10 p.m. Byblos Lounge Union Station, Worcester, MA, Union Station, Columbus Square, Worcester. 508-7562232 or jazzedup.net. DJ Roberta. 8 p.m.-noon Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Ric Porter and The Sons of The Soil. North-Eastern highlonesome, country, roots-rock with Zonkaraz founding member and local legend Ric Porter. $5. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-2018. Dana Lewis Live. Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Live Entertainment. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Bêlit. An acoustic quintet playing rock and pop covers from back then and now Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mahoney’s Pub, 413 Park Ave. 508-277-1073. Big Eyed Rabbit with New Pilot and Hey Now Morris Fader. Doors at 9pm, Big Eyed Rabbit plays at midnight. Big Eyed Rabbit is Jon Short electric guitar and vocals, Jeff Burch bass and Duncan Arsenault drums. $7. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89

St., Fitchburg. 978-343-3148. Crow Hop Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. DJ HappyDaze Spinnin All the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, UPSTAIRS, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave. 508-792-1078. Friday Frenzy with Blurry Nights & DJ SOUP - DJ B-LO. Lounge opens at 9:00 pm - Dance Club opens at 10:30 pm. Coat Room available with attendant. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Hat Trick. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. 352-895-8355. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Partner’s Pub, 970 South St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5051. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. Live Music. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Take Two Trio. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. The Alchemystics, Van Gordon Martin. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Union Jack and the Brit Wits. Get your fix of British Invasion favorites with the Brit Wits 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Karaoke @ Scoreboards Sports Bar. NO COVER. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Scoreboards Sports Bar, 137 Lancaster St., Leominster. 978-534-1313 or facebook.com. Karaoke with Making Memories. No Cover. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Funky Fridays with DJ Tony T. DJ Tony T spins all your favorites every Friday night starting at 10pm. Get here before 10 and if your 21+ you don’t have to pay the cover charge...See if you can get Tony’s dance floor BOUNCING.... if you have never been here for Tony,


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Scarecrow Hill - Thurkills Vision - Fuel of War. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001. Karaoke FREE. 9-12:30 a.m. Shangri-la chinese restaurant, 60 madison St. 508-798-0888. Bob Dylan Birthday Bash. Bob Dylan Tribute Birthday Bash May 19th, 2012 In the WCUW FRONTROOM Over 20 Worcester musicians pay tribute to living music legend BOB DYLAN at the BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE BIRTHDAY BASH, May 19th in a concert in the FRONTROOM of WCUW, Community radio, 910 Main Street, Worcester, MA. BOB JORDAN & THE 524BAND will present two different shows: at 6 PM, and at 8 PM. Advance tickets are $10 through brownpapertickets.com. 6-7:30 p.m., 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester’s Community Radio Station, The Front Room, 910 Main St. 508-753-1012. 5 Star Concert Series: Dale LePage with Bobby Gadoury and Thomas Spear. General admission: $23, Members $20, Students $16. 6:30-9 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111Piano performance and sing along with Bobby G.. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nuovo Restaurant, 92 Shrewsbury St. 508-796-5915. The Ophidian Trek 2012 Meshuggah / Baroness / Decapitated @ The Palladium. Tickets $23 adv., $25 door. 6:30-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. “Strangers Helping Strangers” Benefit Show. 6 Bands, A Huge Event The Alchemystics, Doctor Doom Orchestra, What The Funk Experiment, Jabooda, Flabberghaster, Rev Tor & Kevin Crane (On At 6:30Pm). $10 Donation. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or facebook.com/doctordoomorchestra. Historic Organ Concert. Malcolm Halliday, organist; also featuring Stanley Wilson, tenor and Donald Boothman, baritone Halliday plays the historic 1874 Johnson and Son organ, in a varied program including solo works by Bach and Mendelssohn. He also accompanies Stanley Wilson in the world premiere of “Songs of Ecstasy,” settings for organ and tenor of Thomas Merton, created by the nationally known composer Gwyneth Walker. Celebrated baritone Donald Boothman will also join Mr. Wilson to perform the famous duet from Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.” $10 general admission, free admission for children 12 and younger.. 7-9 p.m. Gilbertville Trinitarian Congregational Church, Route 32, Gilbertville. Tiki Punch Event on the patio 7pm. then Linda Dagnello 8:30pm. The Tiki event will be held on the patio in full Tiki fashion. Tastings are $5. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Music of the Theater. Assabet Valley Mastersingers, soloists & pianist with choruses from opera, operettas, Broadway with Pops/style seating $25; $20 Stu/seniors; Advance discount $5; Table seat $45. 7:30-10 p.m. Clinton Town Hall, 242 Church St., Clinton. 978-5629838 or avmsingers.org. All Heart - “Heart Tribute”. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. Four on the Floor. 8 p.m.-noon Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Karaoke w/ MJ Entertainment & DJ Matty. Get your Saturday started early Karaoke, full bar, microbrews and domestics. No Cover. 8-11 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Live Acoustic. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Dana Lewis Live. Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25

Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Joe D’Angelo Trio. Composer Joe D’Angelo plays his songbook on guitar and vocals with help from bassist Bob Simonelli and drummer George Dellomo. An original music program. free/donations. 8:30-11 p.m. Chioda’s Trattoria, 631 Franklin St. 508-459-6035. Linda Dagnello Jazz Quintet. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Live Entertainment. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. A night of Acoustic Splendor with Stephan Slick, Mike Zebal, Ghost Ocean, and Nate Kendall.. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Audio Nation. Join us as Audio Nation returns to JJ’s, playing rock hits all night long www.audionationband.com 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. DJ HappyDaze Playin the Hottest Dance Mixes. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Days End Tavern, UPSTAIRS, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006 or happydazedj.com. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave. 508-792-1078. Hat Trick. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Shangri-La Chinese & Japanese Restaurant, 60 Madison St. 508-798-0888. Karaoke with Outrageous Greg. No cost, Worcester College Students Get WOO Points. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Ken Macy Solo Acoustic Artist. no cover. 9 p.m.-midnight Yours & Mine, 174 Main St., Hudson. 978-562-6868. Live Entertainment. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Partner’s Pub, 970 South St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5051. Live Music. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Ned Lucas Band. Look for Groupon dinner coupons for TJ’s and come join us at one of our favorite music friendly clubs Always Free. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Admiral T. J. O’Briens, 407 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-2838 or Nlucas.com. Road Dawgs. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Spinsuite Saturdays - Top 40. Spinsuite Saturdays - Dj Soup Dj Nick - Dj B-Lo spin your favorite Dance, Mash Ups & Top 40 Tracks. Fusion’s Lounge opens at 9:00 pm and Dance Club opens at 10:30pm. Coat room with attendant available. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Valvatross. BAND $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Moral Dilemma. Moral Dilemma is an energized cover/ original band. Covering bands such as: Alice in Chains, STP, Buckcherry, Drowing Pool, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Audioslave, Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Sick Puppies..and many more... $5. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Sean Fullerton: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘N’ Roll And Fingerstyle Guitar. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035 or seanfullertonmusic.net. Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Sin City. No Cover. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Days End Tavern, Main Level, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Tantrum Saturdays with DJ Tony T. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508756-2227 or remixworcester.com. The Red Riders. great night of jump swing & blues, plenty of dance foor & fun 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or www.musiclyne.com.

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Drag Shows. 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-762-9499. Karaoke 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Sunday Jazz Brunch w/Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122.

A Ton of Blues. 2-6 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. “Music From New Found Lands” - 200 Years Of Guitar Music From North & South America. Free-will Offering. 3-5 p.m. Lake View Congregational Church, 115 Coburn Ave. 508-7565857 or lakeview-ucc.org. Voices from the Bluegrass. Tickets are $25 general admission; $20 for students and seniors. 4-6 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. mswma.org. Voices from the Bluegrass. $25 general admission, $20 for seniors and students. 4-6 p.m. Salem Covenant Church, 215 East Mountain St. mswma.org.

Don’t miss the Canal District Clothing Swap & Shop on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you thought swapping was fun, imagine swapping and shopping for antiques, art, designer clothing and vintage items all in the same neighborhood. And, to meet the demands of swappers, this is now a section for baby, kids and maternity clothes. $5 with clothes to swap, $10 empty handed (cash only); DROP OFF 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. * Bring five to 10 items of clothing, accessories or shoes that you’re ready to part with, making sure they’re in excellent condition (think quality not quantity). Everything left over at the end of the swap (2 p.m.) goes to benefit Goodwill of Massachusetts in Worcester. Blackstone Canal District, 138 Green St., Kelley Square. punkystyle.com. Acoustic Open Mic/WARL Charity Event. Celtic/Acoustic music and an ongoing charity event for the Worcester Animal Rescue League No Cover. 5-9 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Vincent’s presents: Big Jon Short. Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a footstomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues. www.bigjonshort.com 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests weekly FREE. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Open Mic Sundays At Perfect Game With Bill Mccarthy. To check the schedules and open slots visit: www.MySpace.com/

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Driftin’ Sam Politz 7pm, then Big Game Karaoke 9:30pm till Close. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Dana Lewis Live. Acoustic Classic Hit music from the 50’s to the 80’s. ‘The Sound Track of you Youth” Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Partner’s Pub, 970 South St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5051.

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St. 508-615-7311. The Music Man Sing-a-Long for Ages 1-99. Singer/ Songwriter Ed Morgan (a.k.a. “The Music Man”) Brings “The Children’s Garden” An interactive Sing Along of original & traditional children’s songs for kids ages 1- 99 Bring your kids and sing & dance along No registration necessary The World Gifts Espresso Café offers fair trade specialty coffees, teas, cold drinks, soups, sandwiches and pastries as well as fair and direct trade gifts from around the world. The World Gifts Café is a project of the Polus Center for Social & Economic Development, Inc., providing opportunities for people with disabilities in Massachusetts and throughout the developing world. For more information about the café go to www.worldgiftscafe.org, or call 978-733-4277. For more information about the Polus Center go to www.poluscenter.org, or call 978-368-1550. No cover, $5 suggested donation per family. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-270-2457. Master’s Jam at the Mill featuring Denis Coghlin & friends. No cover charge, please let us know if you liked it when we pass the hat. 7-9 p.m. Mill Street Brews Cafe, 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. Open Mic Tuesdays/Local Musicians Showcase @ Greendale’s Pub With Bill Mccarthy. to check the schedules and open slots visit: www.myspace.com/openmicworld 7:30-11:30 p.m. greendale’s pub, 404 w boylston st. 508-853-1350 or myspace. com/openmicworld. “Totally Tuesdazed” Tunes in the Diner every Tuesday Night. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Big Jon Short. Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Resophonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into

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Masonic Heritage Family Day at Old Sturbridge Village, May 19 features special programs and discounts for Freemasons and their guests. To celebrate the contributions of Freemasonry to local history, a dramatization of famous New England Freemasons will be presented, including portrayals of Patriot activist Paul Revere, physician Joseph Warren, who was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill, and Henry Price, a merchant and tailor who chartered the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Masons who present their dues card on Masonic Heritage Family Day will get $9 off adult admission, and a 10 percent discount at the museum gift shop. Admission for youths ages 3-17 is $8 and children age two and younger are free. For all times and details, contact: Christopher LaPierre, 774-230-5500, clapierre@ massfreemasonry.net, osv.org or call 800-733-1830. the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues. www. bigjonshort.com no cover. 8-11 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 North Main St. 508-795-1012 or armsbyabbey.com. Live Music Tuesdays. 8-11 p.m. McBride’s Pub, 161 Wayland Ave., Providence. 401-751-3000. T.J. Peavey. A veteran, accomplished and eclectic singer, songwriter and guitarist. Pass The Hat. 8-10 p.m. Jak’s Pub, 536 Main St. 508-757-5257. Terry Brennan / LIVE. 8 p.m.-midnight Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 or terrybmusic.com. Dana Lewis Live. Acoustic Classic Hit music from the 50’s to the 80’s. ‘The Sound Track of you Youth” Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Karaoke. 8:30 p.m.-noon Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Karaoke with Heather D. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beemer’s Pub, 114 River

St., Fitchburg. 978-343-3148. Two in Harmony. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Worcester State University night. Our new WSU night. FREE to get in, Live college bands and our new bartender Devon. Come on down FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888.

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Karaoke 7 Nights a week. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Girls Night Out. free apps,pool, and gamecards free. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Matt Robert Solo Acoustic. Matt Robert (Hat on, Drinking wine, Home Skillet) performs old-timey, old, and new covers and originals that draw on blues, jazz, folk, and rock, from Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and Gus Cannon’s Jug Stompers to The Decemberists, Cake, and Beck. Nu Cafe is a warm, laid-back atmosphere. Donations since December to The worcester County Food Bank. Donations Suggested. 6-8 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-963-0588. Open Mic. Sign up at 7:00 pm, Performers start at 7:30. Feature act starts at 8:45, Drop-in performers start again at 9:30. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669. DJ Spinning. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rocco’s Pub & Grub, 55 Douglas Pike, Smithfield. 401-349-2280. Karaoke. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8-11 p.m. Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. Sam James. 8-11:30 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Sean Ryan & Company. Open Jam FREE. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Wednesday Night Open Mic @ The Hotel Befont With Bill Mccarthy Local Musicians Showcase. open mic night with bill mccarthy sign-up in advance by emailing openmcc@verizon. net and visiting www.myspace.com/openmicworld free. 8 p.m.midnight belfont hotel, 11 south main st., millbury. 508-917-8128 or www.myspace.com/openmicworld. Dana Lewis Live. Acoustic Classic Hit music from the 50’s to the 80’s. ‘The Sound Track of you Youth” Free. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Karaoke with DJ Double D. This is your chance to come on down and sing like a rock star or just kick back and enjoy a cocktail while you listen to your friends sing your favorite tunes. 8:30-11:59 p.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com. Ariband. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Partner’s Pub, 970 South St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5051.

Ricky Duran. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. The Twangbusters @ Vincent’s Bar. The Twangbusters bring their musical cocktail of boogie, blues and retro twang to Vincent’s. Led by vocalist and piano pounder Paula Bradley, whose voice has been described as “Patsy Cline meets Bessie Smith”, you’ll be shaken and stirred by their roots music ruckus No cover - tips encouraged. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 413-281-7336. WOO-TOWN Wednesday Free show LIVE BANDS. Live entertainment every Wednesday night. Check luckydogmusic.com for complete lineup. FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusic.com. Urban Blues with Brad Faucher & a rotating roster of local/regional musicians. Every Wednesday: A night of Old-School Blues & Soul-Jazz 9:30-12:30 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Beirut Night. Come see why we hold the crown for the #1 Wednesday night in the city Summer’s here & Schools out Doors open at 9:30 & Beirut tournament starts at 10:35 Two rooms of entertainment, come down & celebrate No More School & have a good time w/ all of us 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100.

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ArtsWorcester, T-Minus: Worcester to the Moon, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 31. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Fre. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or www.artsworcester.org. Booklovers’ Gourmet, ”Autobiography”, works by Judith Ferrara, Through May 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or www.er3.com/book.

BattleCry@WPI 13 is the longest-running robotics tournament in the state and those motors run on Friday, May 18. Come see 48 high-school teams with their 145-pound robots competing in this year’s FIRST robotics challenge, Rebound Rumble. Six robots at a time will attempt to score basketballs and balance themselves on teetering bridges during each 2-and-a-quarter minute match. Matches will begin every six minutes from 4-9 p.m. on Friday and continuing from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday. Free. WPI: Harrington Auditorium, 100 Institute Road. 774-232-0751, wpi.edu.

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Infinity: Works from the 2012 Senior Concentration Seminar, Through May 25. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or www. holycross.edu.

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Almost, Maine - Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 20. By John Cariani Directed by Bob Blake On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the

remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend

The Dogfather, located on the corner of Shore Drive and Holden Street, will be hosting its second annual chili dog eating contest on Saturday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Through donating only $12, participants will have 15 minutes to eat as many chili dogs as they can. The first prize winner will receive one year’s worth of free hot dogs from the Dogfather. All donations will go to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, an organization which is fully committed to social justice and service. 84 Holden St. thedogfathertruck.com.

- almost - in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8 PM, also Sundays, May 6, 13, 20 at 2 PM $12. 8-10 p.m. First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist of Fitchburg, 923 Main St., Fitchburg. Call 978-345-6066. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Jose Murphy’s - Saturdays, Saturday, May 5 - Saturday, November 17. Wisecracks is Worcester County’s newest and hottest comedy club franchise - this location is in Jose Murphy’s (2nd floor) every Saturday night. There’s a full bar and food menu in the showroom You’ll see comics that have been on Comedy Central, HBO and all the late night shows. This location is also 18+ We are expanding to several other venues in central Massachusetts Go to our website for more information. $15 (All Woo card holders and active duty military is 2 for 1). 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 2nd Floor, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub.com. Almost, Maine - Sundays, Sunday, May 6 - Sunday, May 20. By

John Cariani Directed by Bob Blake On a cold, clear moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night’s dream. Sundays, May 6, 13, 20 at 2 PM, also Fridays & Saturdays, May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 at 8 PM $12. 2-4 p.m. First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist of Fitchburg, 923 Main St., Fitchburg. Call 978-345-6066. ”You Can’t Take It With You”, classic comedy - Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, May 11 - Saturday, May 19. Come to see what antics are happening in the Sycamore household- between exploding fireworks, IRS investigator, G-men, people who come to visit- and never leave- as well as a budding love story, this play is sure to delight all ages. Show dates are May 11,12,18,19 and 20. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm, the Sunday matinee is at 2pm. Tickets are now available with the advance sale discount of $2 off each ticket until May 10. Regular prices are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and youth under age 18. For tickets, call 508-764-4531. For more information on Gateway, go to the theater website: www.gatewayplayers.org. $12-$10. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Gateway Players Theatre Arts Barn, 111 Main St., Southbridge. Call 508-764-4531. Centre Stage Productions presents Little Shop of Horrors - Saturday, May 12 - Sunday, July 8. This fantastic musical by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken will be presented to the public. It’s a show and theatre company you shouldn’t miss. Saturday, July 7 @ 7:00pm Sunday, July 8 @ 2:00pm $8 Genearal Admission. midnight-11:59 p.m. Oak Middle School, Theatre, 45 Oak St., Shrewsbury. Visit cstageproductions.com. Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour - Wednesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 17. Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour May 16, 2012 and May 17, 2012 at 8PM Michael Jackson

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Departure: Park N’ Ride, Worcester, MA @ 8 am

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Day 1: Depart your group;s location in a spacious video and restroom equipped motorcoach as you head for your destination: Washington, D.C. our National Capital! Later that day, enjoy a relaxing Dinner and check into your Washington, D.C. area hotel.

June 2, November23, December 8 Departs Worcester: 8:00am Departs NYC: 8:00pm • Eat, drink & be merry • Shop till you drop • Take a city tour • Catch a broadway show

Day 2: Enjoy a Continental Breakfast before departing for a full-day Guided Tour of Washington, D.C. Some of the awe-inspiring sights on this fantastic tour will include the US Capitol, the White House, the National Archives, Embassy Row, and Georgetown. During the day, you will see the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the New Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and several War Memorials. This evening, enjoy Dinner at a local restaurant before continuing on the Guided Memorial and Monuments Tour. Day 3: Begin the day with a Continental Breakfast. Today’s Guided Tour includes such poignant and inspirational sights as Arlington National Cemetery, including the Tomb of the Unknowns, and Kennedy Graves, as well as the Iwo Jima Memorial. You’ll also enjoy a visit to the Smithsonian Institution. Later, you’ll enjoy Dinner with entertainment before returning to your hotel for the night. Day 4: Today, after enjoying a Continental Breakfast, you will depart for home…a perfect time to chat with your friends about all the fun things you’ve done, the great sights you’ve seen, and where your next group trip will take you! INCREDIBLE PRICE INCLUDES - 3 Nights Lodging • 6 meals: 3 breakfast and 3 dinners • Our Tours feature the WW II Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, the korean War Veterans memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian, the NEW Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and more! • Two Full-day Guided Tours of Washington DC • Evening Guided Memorial and Monuments Tour • and much more!

- Motor Coach Bus Transportation.* - Price: $39 per person. (non-refundable). - Limited to the first 56 people to purchase tickets. - Movies Shown During the trip! *Coach bus leaves at 8:00am sharp from Rte 146 Park & Ride; Intersection of Mass Pike and Route 146. *Bus departs Rockefeller Center at 8:00pm sharp!

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for Students/Seniors. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. Call 508-869-6887 or visit calliopeproductions.org. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Halligan’s - Friday, May 18. Wisecracks is Worcester County’s newest and hottest comedy club - we are currently in Halligan’s Sports Bar & More the THIRD Friday of EVERY month. You’ll see comics that have been on Comedy Central, HBO and all the late night shows. We are expanding to several other venues in central Massachusetts Go to our website for more information. $15. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Halligan’s Sports Bar and More, 889 Southbridge St., Auburn. Call 508-832-6793 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub.com. Newfound Road - Saturday, May 19. 5:00 Backyard Barbecue; 6:00 concert Summer’s here at last Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and join us for an old-fashioned barbecue dinner on the Cultural Center back lawn. (In case of rain, we’ll move the dinner into the Dining Commons and the show into the Abby Theatre.) One of the most

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Zumba with Nina Cerviatti in Worcester-Holden starts 05/15. It all starts here….enrichment of the mind, nourishment of the body, uplifting of the soul, a place to share, learn and grow. A

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Ballroom Dance Beginner Cha Cha. Learn with other couples and singles. Cha Cha is a fun and lively dance which emphasizes Cuban Motion and rhythm expressed through the body. No partner or experience required. $10.00 drop in. $50 Monthlr membership includes all classes. 11 a.m.-noon Poise Style & Motion Ballroom Studio, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910 or psmdance.com.

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Roger Ceresi All Starz Swing Dance And Group Dance Lesson. 6:30pm Group Swing Dance Lesson 7:30pm Roger Ceresi’s All Starz May 27th Eight To The Bar June 3rd Compaq Big Band June 10th Reminisce 1950’s Doo Wop June 17th The Juke Joint Rockers June 24th The Tom Nutile Big Band June 24th The Tom Nutile Big Band A Great time to get started in Swing Dancing Come with or without a partner. All Dance2Swing events are a mixture of singles and couples. For up-dates visit our web site below: Directions Leominster Lodge of Elks 134 North Main Street, (Route 12), Leominster, MA From 495 N or S, Take Exit 29B to Route 2 West and follow directions below. From Route 2, either West or East, take Exit 31A. That will put you on North Main Street which is Route 12 going South. Go through 2 sets of lights. After the 2nd set of lights you’ll see The Leominster Hospital on your right. Stay to the left at the fork of the road. You’ll come to your 3rd set of lights, go through the light staying on Route 12 South. The Elks will be on your right hand side. It’s a white building, set off the road. From Worcester: I-190 North and merge onto Route 2 West. Follow directions above. $12.. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Leominster Elks Lodge 1237, Dance2Swing, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. 978-263-7220 or dance2swing.com.

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The Alchemystics (pictured) and Van Gordon Martin can be found at Beatnik’s on Friday, May 18. 9 p.m.1:30 a.m. 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877.

exciting bands to emerge on the national bluegrass scene in the new millennium, NewFound Road specializes in a powerfully streamlined sound delivered with heartfelt honesty and passion. NewFound Road is contemporary bluegrass at its most soulful and sincere. With BBQ: $34 adult / $30 seniors and student. Without BBQ: $19 adults / $15 seniors and students. 5-8 p.m. Cultural Center at Eagle Hill, 242 Old Petersham Road, Hardwick. Call 413-477-6746 or visit centerateaglehill.org/. Pilgrim Soul Productions Presents “Shadow of A Gunman” - Sunday, May 20. Pilgrim Soul Productions at the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre Present The Shadow of a Gunman Written by Seán O’Casey Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Individual tickets are $15. Groups of 10+ $12.. 2-4:30 p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. Call 508-752-0224 or visit mattcarr@charter.net. Joan Rivers- My Life in Show Business: 135 Years & Counting - Tuesday, May 22. Generously sponsored by UMASS Medical School, comedian, TV host and CEO Joan Rivers is an icon of American culture. She is a bestselling author, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, Tony-nominated actress, Celebrity Apprentice winner, writer, director, and savvy businesswoman who has overcome great odds to reinvent herself and her career time and time again. As a speaker, Rivers gives audiences a frank, touching and hilarious look at her life and the challenges she has met during almost 50 years in show business. Don’t miss this TV icon when she comes to Worcester this Spring. **UMASS Medical School Distinguished Speaker Series** Save $6-$10 per ticket when you purchase tickets to Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jodi Picoult- The Facts Behind the Fiction and Joan RiversMy Life in Show Business: 135 Years & Counting. Full price tickets

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are $34, $44 and $54, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 15 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO card holders. Please call the box office at 877.571.7469.. 7-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit thehanovertheatre.org/. auditions for “Willy Wonka” - Tuesday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 23. Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. will hold auditions for its summer musical, Willy Wonka on Tues and Wed, May 22 & 23 at 6:30pm at the Gateway Arts Barn, 111 Main St in Southbridge. For more information about Gateway Players, go to the theater website: www. gatewayplayers.org. free to audition. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Gateway Players Theatre Arts Barn, 111 Main St., Southbridge. Call 508-764-4531.

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place to achieve and bloom $60.00/ 6 week session or $100.00 for 2 classes per week, $43.00 for 3 or more Tuesday (Thursday class available as well) 6:00 – 7:00 PM At: First Presbyterian Church of Worcester 125 Holden Street Worcester, MA 01606 $60/ 6 week session or $100 for 2 classes per week, $43 for 3 or more. 6-7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Worcester, 125 Holden St. 508-208-4743.

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Ballroom Dance Inter/Adv Viennese Waltz. Learn the fun, elegant Viennese with other singles and couples. This class will start with the basics and progress through several patterns that will get you on the floor dancing with style. No partner required. $10.00 drop in. $50 monthly membership includes all classes. 7-8 p.m. Poise Style & Motion Ballroom Studio, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910 or psmdance. com.

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Dance Lounge at Maironis Park. Complimentary HUSTLE lesson Open to the public, join other singles & couples as they dance at Maironis Park on the lake. Every 1st and 3rd Friday night hosts an all-levels dance lesson, DJ, wine, coffee & water. All are welcome and no partner or experience is required. $15 pp (non-members) $10 Members of ABL Dance Center $10 DOCMA & MASSABDA members (with valid ID) $15 pp- includes lesson, DJ music, wine, food & lounge.. 7-10 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or AmericanBallroomLatin.com.

Free Salsa Dance Workshop. Free Salsa dance class Join us and see what you’ve been missing This class will show you how much fun Salsa can be. Register that evening for the upcoming course and save $$ on your course fee. FREE. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Salsa Storm Dance Studio, 9 Harrison St. 508-854-8489.

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Chamber Seminar: Smart Phones and How to Use Them. Did you know that you can use the newest technologies for your business needs? Amcomm Wireless will demonstrate how smart phones and tablet devices can be used to make your business more profitable With live demonstrations and hands on training, the experts at Amcomm Wireless will teach you how to take advantage of technology This one-hour seminar will help you get the most from your smart phone. RSVP to attend. Free for Members, $20 for non. 8-9 a.m. Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-2761 or cmschamber.ning.com AFTER HOURS Third Thursday: Hokusai opening & Taiko drumming with Odaiko New England. FREE for Members; $14 nonmembers. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, Renaissance Court, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406. Stress Management, Preparedness and Wellness Presentation Information. MassSupport Network Team Members will present a workshop on Stress Management. This is a free presentation and all are welcome. Summary -How to manage difficult situations looking specifically at what stress is, stress management skills, coping skills, self-care and wellness. -Brief session on how to prepare for Emergencies (Flood, Ice Storm and general emergency preparedness). Goals: By the end of the presentation, participants should be able to: - Develop useful techniques in overcoming stressful situations. Develop coping skills in managing difficult situations. - Learn how to adequately prepare for emergency related situations such as flood, ice storm, etc. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St., Southbridge. 508-764-5426. Forums On Unemployment Issues. A series of free weekly forums about unemployment is beginning downtown, organized by the Worcester Unemployment Action Group. Anyone who is unemployed or concerned about unemployment is invited to come share food, discus-

sions and workshops. midnight-2 p.m. St. John’s Catholic Church, 44 Temple St. 508-614-9824 or GraceTeamMass.org.

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Social Media Boot Camp for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs. Social Media is Social Business, and it’s serious. Do you have a handle on strategies for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and other social network business tools? This full-day training program will help you create a plan you can begin using immediately for the success of your business. Instructor: Michelle Fontaine, MBA, Certified Trainer, Career-long Marketer. Co-Sponsored by Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Register for events by calling 508-363-2300 or email info.worcester@cweonline.org or at: www.eventbrite.com $149. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Central Massachusetts, 2nd Floor, 50 Elm St. 508-363-2300 or eventbrite. com. Enameled Triangular Necklace Focal. Enameling is an ancient process in which vitreous glass (enamel) is fused and bonded onto metal by the application of heat through kiln firing, and has been used to make brilliantly colored jewelry since the Byzantine Empire The Craft Center is one of the few centers teaching this craft today Come express yourself in this ancient art form by making the centerpiece for a necklace that can be strung on a simple cord - or take it home and string beads to make a uniquely personal necklace for yourself or a friend. This is a fun workshop for beginner students and beyond to try your hand at this unique art form Student Fee: $45 Materials Fee: $10 (Required). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org/. Friday Night Fun with Beadmaking. Have you ever wondered how glass beads are made? Spend a fun, festive, interactive evening in the New Street Glass Studio learning the process of glass beadmaking and the art behind the creation of beautiful glass jewelry. Working with an instructor you will make your very own lampwork glass beads behind the flame of a torch. Safety and proper studio use will be covered in depth. No experience necessary. All materials are included. All glass classes take place at the Worcester Center for Crafts offsite glass facility New Street Glass Studio, 35B New Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Student Fee: $60. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter. org. Friday Night Fun with Glassblowing: Floppy Bowls. Get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing in this fun one night course. In one evening you will learn about the history and process behind creating beautiful blown glass creations at the New Street Glass Studio. After safety and studio etiquette are discussed, students will watch a brief demonstration of this 2,000 year old art before diving in and making their very own floppy bowl from glass gathered out of a 2,100-degree furnace. Students will choose their own colors and will be guided through the steps from gathering, to blowing the bubble, to spinning out the bowl and creating each unique floppy shape with gravity. No experience necessary. Materials: All materials are included. Student Fee: $80. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org.

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Explorations in Precious Metal Clay: Pendant. Learn the basics of working with PMC to create a pendant, one that expresses your distinctive personality. No experience is necessary. Those with experience are welcome to expand thier skills. PMC is a dynamic, versatile material made up of microscopic grains of fine silver, water, and organic binder. PMC is pliable and can be shaped, textured, and molded. Once dry, it is fired in a kiln. The binder and water burn off sintering the fine silver which resul;ts in a piece of .999 fine silver PMC is available for purchase from the instructor (please bring $35 to $45 to class). All other materials are provided. Student Fee: $69. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Making a Bangle Braclet. This specialized class takes the “sweat” out of sweat soldering and helps solve the dilemmas that arise when trying to tackle challenging silver soldering set ups. Students will refine their setup techniques and torch work. Soldering jigs for setting up elements, holding devices and refractory materials will be demonstrated.. The chemistry of solders, fluxes and torches used by


Upload your listings at worcestermag.com. Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. metalsmiths will be emphasized. Bring your soldering nightmares to class for resolution and learn to understand and love silver soldering Materials not included. Student Fee: $69 Materials Fee: $30 (Required). 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Find your life purpose and achieve your goals 2 hour interactive workshop. Address:125 Holden St, Holden, MA 01520 (map) Date Posted:04/28/12 Description: Date: Saturday 05/19/12 Presenters: Nina Cerviatti & Deana Carelli Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Place: First Presbyterian Church of Worcester 125 Holden Street Worcester, MA 01606 (Coming from Holden right after the Animal Shelter) a Happy, Fun filled life are all possible... $5 Donation. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Presbyterian Church Worcester, 125 Holden St. Making Sea Glass Jewelry. Learn the techniques of making a wire wrapped sea glass pendant with Serafina Baronowski of the North East Sea Glass Society. These techniques can be used to make jewelry with your own found sea glass, beach stones, shells and driftwood. Pre-registration is required by email or phone. To receive the $5 discount for both you and a friend, mention the code WBAF5Fr when registering or bring the discount coupon available at www.wbaf.org $40, inlcudes all materials and tools to use; $5 discount with a friend. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Beaman Memorial Public Library, Story Hour Room, 8 Newton St., West Boylston. 508-835-6489.

have an opportunity to ask questions about their coverage options and how to find coverage that best meets their health and financial needs. 7-8 p.m. Marriott Courtyard Boston Logan, 225 William F. McClellan Highway, Boston. MedicareMadeClear.com. Multi-level Photography. Whether you are new to photography or dusting off the cobwebs after a few years away from the film camera, this multi-level class is appropriate for individuals with any level of experience. If you have been away from the wet darkroom for a while, reconnect with others who share your interests and connection to the magic of seeing a print come to life in the developer tray. Interact with a group of individuals who share your passion and interest in photography. This learning culminates at the end of each session with a critique night when

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each individual’s work is reviewed by the entire group in a convivial atmosphere. Student Fee: $199 Studio Fee: $15 (Required). 3-6 p.m. Worcester State University Photo Lab, 486 Chandler St. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Glassblowing I. Learn the fundamentals of an art form that has remained unchanged for over 2,000 years as you practice gathering, shaping, and blowing molten glass in this introductory course. The instructor will guide students through each step of the process, providing hands-on instruction and individual assistance. Students will gain practical skills in the art of glassblowing while addressing projects including paperweights, drinking glasses, bowls and small sculptures. Safety and studio etiquette will be covered in depth. Materials: All materials are included. Prerequisite: None. Student Fee: $450. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Glassblowing II. Now that you’ve learned the basics of working with hot glass, join this class to gain a better understanding of the glassblowing process. We will work to build knowledge and skill through demonstrations, drills, and open practice time. This class will focus on using teamwork in the studio to make more complicated and better refined work. You will continue to develop your abilities in the hot shop and work toward personalizing the objects that you make. Historical and contemporary shapes as well as simple decorative motifs will be examined. Materials: All materials are included. Prerequisite: At least one beginner glassblowing class or permission of department head. Student Fee: $450. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter. org. Handbuilding with the Potter’s Wheel. This dynamic class will use the potter’s wheel as a tool to make parts and elements that may be combinied using handbuilding techniques, resulting in a range of forms. Students will move from the wheel to the worktable, throwing, altering, cutting and assembling to create pots and sculpture that embrace both forming methods. Students will work in stoneware and high-fire reduction. This is an excellent class for anyone looking for new expressions though clayworking. Student Fee: $199. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Intro to Knifemaking. This class will emphasize the forging of steel into blades and the methods used. We will also discuss different types of materials to forge as well as heat-treating techniques such as full hardening, differential hardening, clay coating and tempering. The stock removal methods of making knives will be also be covered including various types of blade grinds like, flat, hollow and convex. Topics included: Stock removal and forging of blades, file work, heat-treating, metallurgy, finishing techniques, handle attachment. Materials available for purchase from the instructor: $15-$20, no experience necessary. Student Fee: $199. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.

Free Introduction to Yoga Class. Central Mass Yoga And Wellness in West Boylston Designed with beginners in mind, we will explore various techniques including beginner yoga postures, breath awareness, guided visualization and more. Prior yoga experience is not required. For new students only please. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Causeway Mall Professional Building, 45 Sterling St., West Boylston. 508-835-1176 or http:www.centralmassyoga.com.

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Visioning Your Life Path. Visioning Your Life Path An Expressive Arts Event to Create, Celebrate and Name Your Vision Saturday, May 12 (1:30-4:30 pm) and Monday, May 21 (5:00-8:00pm) $35. Each day is a separate event. The next trip is on Thursday, May 31, 2012. For more information go to www.socialweb.net $35 (bring food to share for a community supper). 5-8 p.m. Institute for Global Leadership, 32 Hill Top Circle. 508-245-6843. Independent Explorations in Jewelry. This class offers students the opportunity to explore personal directions in metalwork. A range of techniques will be explored and requested demonstrations with be scheduled to maximize learning. Possible areas of exploration include forging, advanced soldering techniques and casting. The advancement of jewelry design and fabrication, with consideration of function and craftsmanship are goals of this course. Jewelry I is a prerequisite for this course. Students will be responsible for the cost of materials. For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. *Material fees in addition to student fee, will vary depending upon projects. Student Fee: $199 Studio Fee: $15 (Required). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org/.

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Current Trends in Kitchen & Bath Design. This seminar will touch upon the design+build process, while focusing more heavily on the current ideas and products that help make your project both timeless and unique. We’ll discuss tips for getting more Bang for your Buck through smart product selection.View actual kitchen projects from start to finish and before and after photos of actual projects. FREE. 6:30-8 p.m. Francis Harvey Remodeling, LLC, Selections Room, 238 Shrewsbury St. 508-799-7778 or francisharvey.com/seminarsand-events.html. Helping Seniors Understand Medicare. UnitedHealthcare is hosting a series of community meetings in Boston and across Masschusetts to help baby boomers and other Medicare beneficiaries better understand the Medicare program so they can make confident health care choices. The sessions will be staffed by local agents who understand the needs of seniors in your community. Attendees will

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BYB: How to Network and Use LinkedIn. Make your LinkedIn account produce results. Learn how to effectively use LinkedIn for building and maintaining business relationships, grow your network, find collaborators or joint venture partners, create

The 5th 100PercentKulture Hot Rod & Kustom Spring Show revs its engines on Sunday, May 20. Vehicles 1963 and older, bands, vendors, food, bar and more. 100percentkulture.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. top-of-mind awareness, generate leads, and attract more customers, employees and much more. This workshop will explain how to use LinkedIn for business by covering the following topics: - Making an impression with your LinkedIn profile - What info to include - Customizing your account & settings - How to make connections with people - What to post where, when & how often, to give your business greater visibility Registration is required. Partial scholarship may be available to those who qualify. Register for events by calling 508-363-2300 or email info.worcester@cweonline.org $35 Partial scholarship may be available to those who qualify.. 6-8 p.m. Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) Central Massachusetts, 2nd Floor, 50 Elm St. 508-363-2300 or eventbrite.com. Yoga by Nature: Spring Session 2, Class 5. Yoga by Nature class is about opening up to your body on a deeper level. Every class is guided to fit individual needs. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn about cultivating breath awareness, mindfulness, and feel how all of the elements of nature exist in you as well. During the nice weather, we will be practicing on the lawn outside, surrounded by the beautiful gardens at Tower Hill. For the winter or rainy days we will be inside. Every student is asked to bring anything they might require for class. (mat, blanket, sweater, etc.) You are warmly invited to come and experience Yourself. Member $13, Nonmember $15. 6-7:15 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or dnbweb1.blackbaud.com. Independent Explorations In Clay. Chart your own course with an independent study class that offers you the opportunity to pursue your own ideas in throwing, handbuilding, sculpting, glazing and decorating, while working at a tempo that reflects your creative style and needs. You’ll work with high-fire stoneware clay, slips and glazes while sharpening your creative thinking, problem-solving, and technical skills through demonstrations and presentations, as well as personalized feedback with the instructor. Supportive critique methods will encourage artistic growth through critical dialogue from the instructor and class. Materials and firing fees are in addition to tuition. Student Fee: $199. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Enameling. Enameling is an ancient process in which vitreous glass (enamel) is fused and bonded onto metal by the application of heat through kiln firing. The Craft Center is one of the few centers teaching this craft today The types of metals preferred for enameling are copper, steel for large-scale work, and fine gold or silver for precious jewelry. Traditional techniques including cloisonné, champlevé, limoges, bassé taille and grisaille are taught in this course, as well as more contemporary and experimental techniques suitable for large scale works. Cost of enamels and metal not included. Materials fee not included in tuition. Student Fee: $199 Firing Fee: $15 (Required). 1-4 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Enameling. Enameling is an ancient process in which vitreous glass (enamel) is fused and bonded onto metal by the application of heat

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through kiln firing. The Craft Center is one of the few centers teaching this craft today The types of metals preferred for enameling are copper, steel for large-scale work, and fine gold or silver for precious jewelry. Traditional techniques including cloisonné, champlevé, limoges, bassé taille and grisaille are taught in this course, as well as more contemporary and experimental techniques suitable for large scale works. Cost of enamels and metal not included. *Studio and Materials Fees in addtion to Student Fee, will vary depending upon projects. Student Fee: $199 Studio Fee: $15 (Required). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register. worcestercraftcenter.org. Jewelry I - Introduction to Metals. In the first half of this six week class, you will explore the basic fundamentals of working with metal to make jewelry. Learn basic techniques such as sawing, filing, roll printing, finishing and cold connecting (connecting metal without the use of heat). The second half of the class will introduce you to new techniques, such as soldering, bezel setting, metal forming and construction. In addition to reference samples students will begin to develop skills and personal creativity through instructor-guided projects that focus on design and execution. Each student will be encouraged to complete two to three finely crafted pieces while becoming more proficient with the materials, tools, studio equipment and safety practices. This class is also a great class for previous entry level students who’d like additional instruction and support. *Materials Fee not included in tuition. Expect to pay around $40.00 per student for materials fee first day of class* Student Fee: $199 Studio Fee: $15 (Required). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Multi-level Photography. Whether you are new to photography or dusting off the cobwebs after a few years away from the film camera, this multi-level class is appropriate for individuals with any level of experience. -Beginners will be guided on photographic principles, camera control and the use of the wet darkroom. This learning culminates at the end of each session with a critique night when each individual’s work is reviewed by the entire group in a convivial atmosphere. Instructor: Paul Dumanoski Wednesdays from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 05/23/2012 - 06/27/2012, 6 classes / LRC @ WSU 122 Tuition and Fees: Student Fee: $199 Studio Fee: $15 (Required). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester State University Photo Lab, 486 Chandler St. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Unorthodox Methods in Clay. Tired of throwing on the wheel or hand-building the same old way? This class offers an alternative to the traditional methods of working with clay. Engaging with paper clay slips and slurries, combustible armatures and make-shift molds, students will challenge their preconceptions of what clay can do. Ideal for both vessel making and sculpture, students of all levels and abilities are welcome in this class. Personally guided through one-on-one discussion and critique, students may have the option of working in either earthenware or stoneware. This is the perfect class for the clay student who asks, What if? Student Fee: $199 Materials Fee: $10 (Required). 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register.worcestercraftcenter.org. Wheel II - How to Make Better Pots. From throwing to glazing, this class is designed to help you express your vision with clay. Bring your ideas, insights, and desires to whatever piece you’d like to create. From mugs to dinnerware, and focus on form, decoration and surface. Working one-on-one with students, as well as leading demonstrations and group discussions, the instructor will provide the direction, feedback, and inspiration you need to help you develop your designs, skills, and understanding of pottery. Materials and firing fees are in addition to tuition. Student Fee: $199. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or register. worcestercraftcenter.org.

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2008 Colorado Mi: 39,619 Ext: Black Stk#: CR12611A $13,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2012 Colorado LT Mi: 13,226 Ext: Black Stk#: P9077 $24,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2011 HHR LT Mi: 30,486 Ext: Silver Stk#: P9073 $14,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2007 HHR LT Mi: 60,797 Ext: Gray Stk#: SI12005B $8,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2011 Impala LS Mi: 31,123 Ext: Black Stk#: P9056 $14,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2008 Impala LS Mi: 95,379 Ext: Black Stk#: LU11576A $9,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2012 Impala LTZ Mi: 13,017 Ext: White Stk#: P9068 $22,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2009 Impala SS Mi: 97,496 Ext: Black Stk#: MB13100A $13,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2004 K2500 Mi: 35,552 Ext: Black Stk#: AC12451A $17,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2011 Malibu LS Mi: 11,320 Ext: White Stk#: P9040 $17,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2011 Malibu LT Mi: 10,524 Ext: Silver Stk#: R5015 $20,897 Vendetti Motors (866) 765-3502

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2011 Traverse LS Mi: 25,210 Ext: Gray Stk#: TR12053A $24,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2011 F-350 Mi: 18,169 Ext: Silver Stk#: TU6010 $47,999 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

2010 F-350 Mi: 32,419 Ext: Green Stk#: SI12892A $36,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2011 F-350 Mi: 31,596 Ext: Brown Stk#: TU5895 $28,999 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

2009 F-350 Mi: 63,957 Ext: Blue Stk#: TU5668 $27,922 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

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2009 Flex Limited Mi: 80,791 Ext: Cinnamon Stk#: TU5948 $20,999 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

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2008 Fusion SE Mi: 62,796 Ext: Moss Stk#: CU4617 $14,999 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

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2011 Fusion Sport Mi: 24,975 Ext: Gray Stk#: TK12847A $24,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2011 Shelby GT500 Mi: 9,197 Ext: Red Stk#: CT12259A $49,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2011 Acadia SLT Mi: 17,309 Ext: Carbon Stk#: P9070 $36,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2011 Acadia SLT Mi: 23,610 Ext: White Stk#: R4080 $32,345 Vendetti Motors (866) 765-3502

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2009 Sierra 2500 HD SLE Mi: 29,454 Ext: Gray Stk#: SI12934A $31,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

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2008 Yukon XL 1500 SLT Mi: 57,804 Ext: White Stk#: P8985 $33,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2009 Santa Fe Mi: 41,130 Ext: Khaki Stk#: TU5962 $17,999 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

2011 G37 IPL Mi: 25,664 Ext: Black Stk#: CT12526A $39,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2007 Grand Cherokee Mi: 81,857 Ext: White Stk#: CT12248A $13,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2010 Liberty S Mi: 28,892 Ext: Sand Stk#: P9090 $17,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2008 Liberty S Mi: 43,654 Ext: Black Stk#: TC12553A $14,999 Diamond Chevrolet (877) 383-2099

2010 Wrangler Rubicon Mi: 18,857 Ext: Blue Stk#: TU6024 $28,499 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

2006 Wrangler Sport Mi: 48,889 Ext: Gray Stk#: TU5926 $17,499 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

2010 Soul Mi: 31,324 Ext: Shadow Stk#: CU4259R $14,922 Lamoureux Ford (877) 365-9323

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Massachusetts Home Sales Up in March for the Ninth Straight Month

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported on Tuesday, May 8 that the number of single-family homes put under agreement in April went up again for the 12th straight month compared to the same time in 2011. Condominium pending sales were also up from the same time last year for the 12th straight month. Pending figures are a leading indicator of actual housing sales in Massachusetts for the following 2-3 months. “Twelve straight months of pending sales increases is very good news,” said 2012 MAR President Trisha McCarthy, broker at Keller Williams Realty in Newburyport. “More significantly, the last time we were at these levels were when there was a tax credit incentive in 2010. Today buyers are entering the market because they are feeling more confident about the economy and because home ownership continues to remain important.”

WALTHAM, Mass. – The Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) reported on April 24 that March 2012 home sales were up again compared to the same time last year for the ninth straight month. Condominium sales were also up from March 2012. While median prices were down for single-family homes, prices were up for condominiums. “Another month of improved home sales is another month closer to a stable housing market here in Massachusetts,” said 2012 MAR President Trisha McCarthy, broker at Keller Williams Realty in Newburyport. “Confidence continues to build for good reason, but unlike the run-up to the ‘bubble’, there is a healthy element of realism in what buyers can afford and what homes are worth. There were 3,152 detached singlefamily homes sold this March, a 19.1 percent increase from the 2,646 homes sold the same time last year. This is the ninth straight month of year-over-year increases. On a month-to-month basis,

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The number of single-family homes put under agreement in April was up 35.6 percent compared to the same time last year (3,529 homes in 2011 to 4,784 homes in 2012). This is the 12th straight month of year-overyear increases. On a month-to-month basis, single-family homes put under agreement went up 5.9 percent from 4,519 homes in March. The number of condos put under agreement in April was up 30.9 percent compared to April 2011 (1,435 units in 2011 to 1,878 units in 2012). On a month-to-month basis, condos put under agreement were up 1.3 percent from 1,854 units in March. There were a total of 13,773 singlefamily homes put under agreement from January-April, 2010, the last four months to take advantage of the home buyer tax credit. Over the same four months in 2012 (without the availability of the home buyer tax credit), there were a total of 15,517 single-family homes put under agreement, for a 12.6 percent increase.

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home sales were up 35.3 percent from 2,329 homes sold this past February. A significant February-to-March increase in the number of homes sold is typical. The median selling price for singlefamily homes in March was $267,500, a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to $273,500 in March 2011. This is the sixth straight year-over-year decrease. On a month-to-month basis, the March median selling price was up 5.3 percent from $254,000 in February 2012. The March condominium market was up 6.0 percent compared to the same time last year (from 1,091 units sold in 2011 to 1,156 units sold in 2012). On a month-to-month basis, condominium sales were up 35.2 percent compared to the 855 units sold this past February. Condominium median selling prices in March were up 7.2 percent from the March 2011 median price (from $231,300 to $248,000). On a month-to-month basis, the median selling price of a condominium was up 10.7 percent from a February 2012 median of $224,000.

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Leominster $199,900

3 br 1 bath intown farmhouse with attached garage fenced play yard.  Aberman Assoc Inc.  Paula K. Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www. paulasavard.com

Leominster $149,900

2 br 1.5 bath townhouse. End unit features Fireplace LR, HW flooring, upgraded slider doors to 2nd level deck. Dining rm w/ HW flooring leads to applianced galley kitchen w/corian countertops, ceramic tile flooring. Convenient 1st floor 1/2 bath. 2nd level features 2 bedrooms & full bath. Lower level finished family rm offers atrium doors leading to patio for summer BBQ. Convenient location to shopping, Rte 2 &190 but tucked away from the hustle & bustle and noise of traffic.  Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

Leominster $169,900

Sterling $219,900

3 br 1 bath Split.   Great Fallbrook location. Private fenced rear yard on spacious corner lot. Finished lower lever with family room and guest or 4th. bedroom. Hardwood flooring.  Aberman Assoc Inc.    Gail Lent 978-537-4971 x 15 www.gaillent.com

2 br 1 bath Ranch. Privately set on two acre lot with abutting conservation area. Spacious Bright and airey rooms with hardwood floors. Updated windows and siding. Lead certified. Fantastic sunsets from your back yard.  Aberman Assoc Inc Gail Lent 978-537-4971 x15  www.gaillent.com

Sterling $199,900 

Gracious Victorian home situated on corner lot on West side. From the wrap around front/side porch, enter into foyer leading to 14x28 living rm w/ decorative HW flooring, stained glass window and grand fireplace with side built in bookshelves and bay window. Formal dining RM w/ built in china cabinet. Applianced, eat in kitchen w/ gas range, laundry/pantry & 1/2 bath on first level. 4 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd level. Walk up to spacious attic w/ high ceiling, possible family/ game & sm rm.  Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

Leominster $239,900

Leominster $159,900

4 br 2 bath Cape. Convenient location, fence yard.. 5 rooms first floor, two additional bedrooms upstairs. full unfinished basement.  Aberman Assoc Inc. Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

In town 8 room cape with 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 baths. one owner.. needs some updates. Open House Central 11-3 any sunday. Call we’ll open it for you or your client. Rear El roof and family room ceiling replaced 8/10  Aberman Assoc Inc.  Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www. paulasavard.com

Rutland $199,900

Fitchburg $159,900

3 family - Fully rented 3 family with lead cert in hand!! Updated with seperate utilities!! Great multi in a fantastic location--close to highway, restaurants, shopping and college......Aberman Assoc Inc Tracy Sladen 978-537-4971 X 17

Cul-de-sac location for this wonderful ranch style home featuring recently updated kitchen with Maple Cabinets, FP living room, hardwood floors under carpet, trex deck leading to private patio with firepit. Fully finished lower level not included in SF. Includes family room with brick hearth, guest bedroom or office and finished storage area. Insulated attic, all new replacement windows, updated roof, 12 x 12 shed. Whole house is wired for generator.  Aberman Assoc Inc Gail Lent 978-537-4971 x 15 www.gaillent.com

Lunenburg $439,000

Stately Georgian colonial home on 3.2 quiet acres. Desirable cul-de-sac, pond views only minutes from Rte 2. This well maintained home offers a two story foyer. Spacious family room with cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors, and oversized fireplace is adjacent to a huge country kitchen with loads of cabinets, eating area, glass sliders overlook fenced in yard and inground heated pool. Four large bedrooms; oversized master suite has full bath. Second story loft/ office and walk up to third floor.   Aberman Assoc Inc Anna Mary Kraemer, CRS 978-537-4971 x 25 www.annamarykraemer.com

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52She was “The Little Mermaid” 53Disaster relief org. 54Diamond heads? 55Tattoo parlor supply 56Meadows 57___ Lang (“Smallville” role) 58Heavy burden 59Laundry 60Recede, like the tide 61”Rapa ___” (1994 movie about Easter Island) ©2012 Jonesin’ Crosswords (editor@jonesincrosswords.com)

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email ejohnson@leominsterchamp.com for more information. LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Gonynor Realty LLC to Creative Development Associates, L.L.P., D/B/A JEMS Financial, dated June 26, 2006, recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Book 39245, Page 174, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction, at 1:00 p.m. on the 12th day of June, 2012, upon the mortgaged premises known as 1 1/2 Ledge Street, also known as 1.5 Ledge Street, Sutton, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage. TO WIT: TRACT I The land situated in the village of Manchaug on the easterly side of Putnam Hill Road, in said Village, being Lot 64-C as shown on plan of land in Sutton owned by the Town of Sutton, Kenneth M. Shaw Engineering, Inc., Surveyor, dated September 19, 1975 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 419, Plan 68, and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at the northwesterly corner of the premises herein described at an iron pipe, said pipe being One hundred eighty-four and 16/100 (184.16) feet from a Mass. Highway Bound measured northerly along the easterly line of said Putnam Hill Road; THENCE N. 84º 26’ 30” E., seventy-two and 67/200 (72.67) feet along Lot 64-D as shown on said plan to an iron pipe at land now or formerly owned by Horne; THENCE S. 5º 33’ 30” E., seventy (70.00) feet along the other land of the grantees to an iron pipe at land now or formerly owned by Richard; THENCE S. 84º 26’ 30” W., seventy-four and 63/100 (74.63) feet along Lot 64-B as shown on said plan to an iron pin on the easterly line of said Putnam Hill Road; THENCE N. 3º 57’ 38” W., seventy and 03/100 (70.03) feet along the easterly line of said Putnam Hill Road to an iron pipe and point of beginning. CONTAINING 5,156 square feet. BEING the same premises as conveyed in a deed of the Town of Sutton to George W. Bosma, Jr. and Theresa D. Bosma, dated December 4, 1978 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds Book 6634, Page 241. TRACT II The land situated in the Village of Mancahug in the Town of Sutton on the westerly side of Ledge Street, in said Village, being lot “62-Theresa D. Bosma” as shown on a plan of land in Sutton by Kenneth Shaw Engineering, Inc. Surveyor, dated September 19, 1975 and entitled “Plan to Show Property in Sutton, Mass., Owned by Town of Sutton”, recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds at Plan Book 419, Plan 68. BEING the same premises as conveyed in a deed of Jacob Stahl and Bernadette A. Stahl to Theresa D. Bosma dated September 7, 1966 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds Book 4699, Page 574. Said premises will be sold subject to and/or with the benefit of any and all restrictions, easements, improvements, covenants, outstanding tax titles, municipal or other public taxes, assessments, liens or claims in the nature of liens, and existing encumbrances of record created prior to the mortgage, if any there be. TERMS OF SALE: FIVE THOUSAND ($5,000.00) DOLLARS deposit, by certified or cashier’s check -no cash- will be required to be made at the time and place of sale. The balance upon delivery of the deed within thirty (30) days thereafter at the offices of Shocket Law Office LLC. The deposit paid at the time of the sale shall be forfeited if the purchaser does not comply strictly with the terms of the sale. The purchaser will be responsible for all closing costs, state documentary stamps and recording fees. The successful bidder at the sale of the entire premises shall be required to sign a MEMORANDUM OF TERMS OF SALE containing the above terms at the Auction Sale. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. Creative Development Associates, L.L.P. D/B/A JEMS Financial Present Holder of said Mortgage By its attorneys, Scott M. Jamieson, Esquire Shocket Law Office LLC 13 Tech Circle Natick, MA 01760 (508) 653-0160 Ext. 4514 05/17/2012, 05/24/2012 & 05/31/2012

NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Francis C. Mateer and Geraldine F. Audette a/k/a Gerealdine F. Audette to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 21, 2005 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 35941, Page 230, of which mortgage Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas as Trustee for RALI 2005QA7 is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 4:00 p.m. on May 29, 2012, on the mortgaged premises located at 518 Mendon Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: A parcel of land in the southeasterly part of Sutton shown as Lot 10 on a plan entitled ‘’Deer Park Estates’’ Definitive Subdivision Plan of Land in Sutton, Massachusetts, dated August 8, 1988 by Dunn Engineering Co., Inc., and recorded in Plan Book 614, Plan 19. Beginning at a point on the southerly sideline of Mendon Road at the northeasterly corner of land of Dana Gravison, Inc. shown as Lot 1 on a plan entitled ‘’Plan of Land in Sutton, Massachusetts’’ dated August 10, 1987 by Andrews Survey & Engineering Inc.. said point also being 153.73 feet easterly from the corner of the intersection of the easterly sideline of Barnett Road and the southerly sideline of Mendon Road. said point also being the northwesterly corner of the parcel of herein described and running; S 82° 29’ 55’’ E. along the southerly sideline of Mendon Road 9.07 feet to a point; thence S 85° 42’ 29’’ E along the southerly sideline of Mendon Road 58.59 feet to a point; thence S 85° 41’ 09’’ E along the southerly sideline of Mendon Road 97.85 feet to a point; thence S 75° 41’ 08’’ E along the remains of a stone wall and said southerly sideline of Mendon Road 72.00 feet to a point; thence SOUTHEASTERLY along the arc of a curve on the westerly sideline of the proposed Gunstock Road as shown in said ‘’Deer Park Estate’’ plan having a radius of 30.00 feet of length of 22.68 feet to a point; thence S 57° 37’ 48’’ W along the northerly side of Lot 11 as shown on said ‘’Deer Park Estates’’ plan 25.00 feet to a point; thence N 78° 22’ 57’’ W. along the northerly side of said Lot 11, 99.00 feet to a point; thence S 28° 38’ 31’’ W. along the westerly side of said Lot 11, 142.80 feet to a point on the northerly line of Lot 12 shown on said definitive plan; thence N 79° 00’ 58’’ W. along the northerly side of said Lot 12, 99.09 feet to a point at the southeasterly corner of said Lot 1 and the southwesterly corner of the herein described parcel, thence N 13° 00’ 00’’ E along the easterly side of said Lot 1 shown on said plan of land by Andrews Survey & Engineering, Inc. 138.41 feet to the point of beginning. For mortgagor’s(s’) title see deed recorded with Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 32949, Page 176, and as affected by deed recorded with said Registry of Deeds in Book 47758, Page 60. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00 ) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale. Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE FOR RALI 2005QA7 Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C. 150 California Street Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 200904-1815 – ORE 05/03/12, 05/10/12 & 05/17/2012

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LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Millbury Planning Board In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7:45 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, on the application of M3S, LLC, c/o Fidelity Bank, property located at 16 South Main Street, Millbury, MA, for a Site Plan Review Permit under Article 1, Section 12.4 of the Millbury Zoning Bylaws, and for Post-Construction Stormwater Management Permit under Section 16-3 of the Millbury General Bylaws. Applicant proposes to construct a new bank branch and to upgrade the existing VFW function hall. Plan is available for inspection in the Planning Department during normal business hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on this application should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chairman May 17, 2012 and May 24, 2012

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given by City Line Towing of 34 Mill Street,Auburn MA,pursuant to Mass G.L.c255,Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicles on or after May 25,2012 by private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for the towing,storage,and notices of sale: 1.1997 Peterbuilt VIN#33PNHD8XCVF439537 2.Shasta Camper trailer VIN# A62828,190148 3.breckenridge trailer VIN#000000 Signed, MICHAEL ROBIDOUX,OWNER CITY LINE TOWING A62828 05/17/12, 05/24/12, 05/31/12

MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Jonathan Magsino to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated August 24, 2007 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 41711, Page 275 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 PM on May 30, 2012 at 23 Linda Avenue, Millbury, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit:The land in Millbury, being Lot 17 on a Plan of Land of Henry Shea in Millbury, Mass. Dated April 3,1954 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Plan Book 196, Plan 84, more partuicularly bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point at the northeasterly corner thereof on the westerly side of Linda Avenue at land now or formerly of one Shea; THENCE S. 0 degrees, 36’ E. along said westerly line of said Linda Avenue one hundred (100) feet to Lot 18 on said plan; THENCE S. 89 degrees 24’ W. along the northerly line of said Lot 18 one hundred (100) feet to a drill hole in a wall; THENCE N. 0 degrees 36’ W. along said wall one hundred (100) feet to a drill hole at land now or formerly of said Shea; THENCE N. 89 degrees 24’ W. along said Shea land one hundred (100) feet to the place of beginning. Containing 10,000 square feet according to said plan. For title See Book 41711 Page 273. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. MidFirst Bank Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 Boston, MA 02196 Phone: (617) 502-4100 05/03/2012, 05/10/2012 & 05/17/2012 MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Andrew S. Coburn and Kathleen A. Coburn to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., dated March 30, 2004 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 33407, Page 159 of which the Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 AM on June 6, 2012 at 150 Wheelock Avenue, Millbury, MA, all and singular the premises described in said Mortgage, to wit: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LAND TO BE CONVEYED AT AN IRON PIPE ON THE EASTERLY LINE OF WHEELOCK AVENUE EXTENSION, SAID PIPE BEING FIVE HUNDRED EIGHT (508) FEET SOUTHERLY FROM A STONE BOUND AT THE CORNER OF MARION AVENUE AND WHEELOCK AVENUE EXTENSION; THENCE SOUTH 84° 39’ EAST ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR (184) FEET, MORE OR LESS BY LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ONE WITHERELL AND LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF CLARA E. MCDERMOTT TO LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ONE DUFRENSNE; THENCE SOUTH 4° 48’ WEST SEVENTY-FIVE AND FIVE TENTHS (75.5) FEET TO AN IRON PIPE AT LAND NOW OR FORMERLY OF ONE DALY; THENCE NORTH 84° 39’ WEST ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-THREE AND TWENTY HUNDREDTHS (183.20) FEET TO A PIPE IN THE EASTERLY LINE OF WHEELOCK AVENUE EXTENSION; THENCE NORTH 3° 57’ EAST BY SAID LINE SEVENTY-FIVE AND FIVE TENTHS (75.5) FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Being all of that certain property conveyed to KATHLEEN A COBURN from MARY E. SULLIVAN, by deed dated 04/03/00 and recorded 08/21/00 in Deed Book 22910, Page 105 of official records. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. GMAC Mortgage LLC Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, Orlans Moran PLLC P.O. Box 962169 Boston, MA 02196 Phone: (617) 502-4100 05/10/2012, 05/17/2012 & 05/24/2012


www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12P0376PM CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF CONSERVATOR’S ACCOUNT In the matter of: John Tymosko RESPONDENT (Protected Person/Disabled Person) Of: Worcester, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, you are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72, that the First and Final account(s) of Jewish Family Services of Worcester as Conservator of the property of said Respondent has or have been presented to the Court of allowance. You have the right to object to the account(s). If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 05/29/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you, including the allowance of the account(s). Additionally, within thirty days after said return day (or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order), you must file a written affadavit of objections stating the specific facts and grounds upon which each objection is based and a copy shall be served upon the Conservator pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. 5. You have the right to send to the Conservator, by registered or certified mail, a written request to receive a copy of the account(s) at no cost to you. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 4, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 05/17/2012 Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Division Docket No. 09P2519PM Notice of Fiduciary’s Account To all persons interested in the Estate of Chester Bennett late of Worcester in Worcester County, a mentally ill person (now deceased). You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72 that the first and final account(s) of Jewish Family Services of Worcester, Inc as Guardian (the fiduciary) of the property of said Chester Bennett (now deceased) have been presented to said Court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said Court at Worcester on or before the twenty-ninth day of May, 2012 the return day of this citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. Witness, Denise L Meagher, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at Worcester this fourth day of May, 2012. Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 05/17/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO11P2801GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION TO EXPAND THE POWERS OF A GUARDIAN In the interests of: Joseph G Ethier RESPONDENT Incapacitated Person/Protected Person Of: Worcester, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Doris F Beaudry of Auburn, MA and Eugene R Ethier Sr of Millbury, MA in the above captioned matter requesting that the Court: Expand the powers of a Guardian. The petition asks the court to make a determination that the powers of the Guardian and/or Conservator should be expanded, modified, or limited since the time of the appointment. The original petition is on file with the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 05/22/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 27, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 05/17/2012

TOWN OF SUTTON PLANNING BOARD & DEPARTMENT Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Section VI.H.Retreat Lots of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of the Greater Worcester Land Trust, 4 Ash Street, Worcester, MA to create a retreat lot with 8.55+/- acres and 50’+/- of frontage from property located at 183 Eight Lots Road currently owned by Greater Worcester Land Trust, 4 Ash Street, Worcester, MA. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room at the Town Hall on Monday, June 4, 2012 at 7:15 P.M. A copy of the plan and application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Scott Paul, Chairman 05/17/2012 & 05/24/2012

Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provision of M.G.L. c. 255, sec. 39A that on May 25, 2012 the following vehicles will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notices. Vehicle 2005 JEEP LIBERTY vin 1J4GL48K15W574298; owner MICHELE WILBUR 8 BAYBERRY LA MILLBURY, MA 01527 Vehicle 2001AUDI A6 vin WAUED64B41N092059; owner ENVIROHEALTH INC PO BOX 746 WORCESTER, MA 01613 Vehicle 2002 FORD F350 vin 1FTSW31F32EA23869; owner ROBERT JOHNSON 14 RICHMOND AVE WORCESTER, MA 01602 To be sold at Central Auto Works 78 Canterbury St Worcester, MA 05/10/2012, 05/17/2012 & 05/24/2012

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO99P1887G12 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF A GUARDIAN OF AN INCAPACITATED PERSON In the interests of: Kristofer Perkins RESPONDENT Incapacitated Person/Protected Person Of: Worcester, MA To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Dept of Developmental Services of Shrewsbury, MA in the above captioned matter requesting that the Court: Terminate the Guardianship. The petition asks the court to make a determination that the Guardian and/or Conservator should be allowed to resign; or should be removed for good cause; or that the Guardian and/or Conservatorship is no longer necessary and therefore should be terminated. The original petition is on file with the Court. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 05/29/2012. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 13, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 05/17/2012

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT (SEAL) 461227 ORDER OF NOTICE TO: Laura G. McGann & Cory R. McGann and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act:, 50 U.S.C. App. §501 et seq.: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in 6 Skye Line Drive, Sutton, given by Laura G. McGann and Cory R. McGann to JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., dated May 5, 2010, recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 45820, Page 1, has/have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before June 11, 2012 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of this Court on April 24, 2012 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 05/17/2012

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Joseph M. Valastro to Option One Mortgage Corporation, dated September 13, 2006 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 39785, Page 279 of which mortgage Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-FXD1 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FXD1 is the present holder, by assignment for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 AM on June 7, 2012, on the mortgaged premises located at 119 Riverlin Street, Millbury, MA 01527, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: a certain parcel of land together with buildings thereon situated on the Westerly side of Riverlin Street in the Town of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts and shown as lot 2 on a plan by Lavallee Borthers Inc. dated 17 August, 1995 and recorded with the Worcester Registry of Deeds in Book 697 Plan No 88. Said parcel containing 40,024 square feet, more or less. Said premises are further bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a point on the westerly sideline of Riverlin Street at the southwest corner of parcel to be conveyed and the Northeasterly corner of lot 1. THENCE: N 81-11-12 W 50.00 ft. to a point THENCE: N 55-37-07 W 24.32 ft. to a point. THENCE: S 84-25-56 W. 64.60 ft. to a point. THENCE: S 04-24-31 W 130.00 ft. to a point. The last four courses by lot 1 on said plan. THENCE: S 89-24-31 W 55.00 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: S 87-45-30 W 77.15 ft. to a drill hole. The last two courses by lot 1 on a plan by Lavallee Brothers Inc. dated 10 April 1990. THENCE: N 11-52-25 E 126.48 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: N 04-57-06 E 25.81 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: N 29-34-07 E 55.35 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: N 55-43-24 E 40.60 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: N 65-39-24 E 28.21 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: S 87-08-32 E 60.17 ft. to a drill hole. THENCE: S 86-49-04 E 67.60 ft. to a point. THENCE: S 73-36-70 E 55.71 ft. to a point on the westerly sideline of Riverlin Street. THENCE: by a curve to the left R=1030.00 a curve distance of 100.00 ft. by westerly sideline of Riverlin Street to the point of beginning. Subject to and with the benefit of easements, rights, reservations, restrictions and covenants of record, insofar as the same are in full force and applicable, provided that they do not interfere with the use of the premises for residential purposes. For mortgagors’ title see deed recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 39785, Page 277. Also see deed recorded in Book 39958, Page 234. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, right of ways, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale. The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at ABLITT|SCOFIELD, P.C., 304 Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801, other terms and conditions will be provided at the place of sale. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. OTHER TERMS, IF ANY, TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE SALE. Present holder of said mortgageWells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Option One Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-FXD1 Asset-Backed Certificates, Series 2007-FXD1 By its Attorneys, /s/ ABLITT|SCOFIELD, P.C. 304 Cambridge Road Woburn, MA 01801 Telephone: 781-246-8995 Fax: 781-246-8994 Date: April 30, 2012 C209.0035-F- Valastro 05/17/2012, 05/24/2012 & 05/31/2012

PUBLIC NOTICE On Monday, May 21, 2012 Lycott Environmental, Inc., of Southbridge, Massachusetts will be conducting an aquatic plant management program at Dorothy Pond in Millbury, Massachusetts. The use of the lake’s water will be restricted as follows: Swimming and fishing for 1 day or until May 22, 2012 BOATING for 1 DAY or UNTIL May 22, 2012 Direct Drinking for 3 days or until May 24, 2012 Irrigation for 5 days or until May 26, 2012 Livestock watering until May 22, 2012 If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Dorothy Pond Restoration Committee or Lycott Environmental, Inc. at (508) 855-0101. 05/10/12 & 05/17/2012

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WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY MODERNIZATION/NEW DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT BELMONT TOWERS BALCONY DOOR REPLACEMENT & ELEVATOR LOBBY UPGRADES INVITATION FOR BIDS The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) will receive sealed General Bids for BALCONY DOOR REPLACEMENT AND ELEVATOR LOBBY UPGRADES at WHA BELMONT TOWERS, 40 Belmont Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605-2655 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the office of the Worcester Housing Authority, Modernization/New Development Office, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Project consists of but not limited to: Replace existing Elevator Lobby Balcony sliding doors (10) w/ hinged glass and aluminum framed doors and sidelights and 1 inch thick clear insulating glass. Upgrade Elevator Lobbies (17) - replace existing light fixtures, remove existing vinyl wall covering, prep walls and paint, replace existing acoustical tile ceilings. The work is estimated to cost approximately $180,000. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c149 §44A-J and Federal Minimum wage rates as well as other applicable laws. General bidders and Sub-Bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management (DCAM) in the following category of work, General Building Construction. All such filed sub-bids shall be in the possession of the Worcester Housing Authority not later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday June 14, 2012 at which time all bids will be opened and publicly read aloud. Immediately following sub-bid opening the Worcester Housing Authority will mail to the General Contractors on record, a list of sub-bidders not rejected by the Worcester Housing Authority, and the General Bidders excluded from using such bids, all in accordance with the provisions of Section 44A to 44L inclusive of Chapter 149 of the Mass. General Laws. SUBTRADES 1. Glass and Glazing (Section 08800); 2. Acoustical Tile (Section 09510); 3. Painting (Section 09900). General and Sub-Bids must be accompanied by a bid deposit which shall not be less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount, (considering any alternates), and made payable to the WHA. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Form of General Bid (2) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility & Prime/General Update Statement (3) Bid Bond (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications & Other Statements of Bidders (5) Form of Non-Collusive Affidavit (6) Previous Participation Form HUD 2530 Each Sub-Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Form of Sub bid (2) Bid Bond (3) Form of Non-Collusive Affidavit (4) Form HUD-5369A Representations, Certifications & Other Statements of Bidders (5) DCAM Certificate of Eligibility & Sub-Bidder Update Statement Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pickup at Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 after 8:00 am on Wednesday, May 16, 2012. There is a plan deposit of $50.00 per set (maximum of two sets) payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $100.00. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $30.00 per set, payable to the Awarding Authority, to cover mail handling costs. A pre-bid conference is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on, Thursday, May 31, 2012 on the ground floor Community Room of the Belmont Towers, 40 Belmont Street. Immediately following the conference, the job site will be available for inspection. It is strongly recommended that prospective bidders attend. The contract documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, MHC/Joseph Merritt & Co., 17 Everberg Rd, Unit C, Woburn, MA 01801 (781-430-2008) Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Pkwy South, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-426-0450) Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, Tel: 978-499-9014 The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to waive any informality in or reject any and all bids or to waive any informality in the bidding. No bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays excluded, after approval of the award by the Worcester Housing Authority without written consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. The contact Person for the WHA is Fred Paris, Modernization Director, Telephone: (508) 635-3304 Worcester Housing Authority Arthur T. Sisko, Chairperson 05/17/2012 & 05/24/2012


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Dom Sagolla

MICHEL UTRECHT

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Dom Sagolla himself isn’t a household name, but his creations are. One of the original developers of social media site Twitter and the Adobe creative suite (ever hear of photoshop?), Sagolla now works in the app design industry with his San Francisco company DollarApp. We caught up with him before his address to Becker graduates to talk about his creations, his book and why there are only 140 characters allowed in a tweet.

Becker College started this MassDIGI program and the state is trying to pass tax credits to encourage videogame design and entrepreneurs to come here. Is that going to be as profitable an industry as videogame design? It’s been

four years since the [Apple’s] App Store launched and the word “app” kind of came into parlance around then. I’ve seen an explosion of just the types of things you can do in this tiny, 3.5 inch diameter space [gesturing to a smart phone]. It’s already huge. Monstrous. You can look at what Apple’s reporting in terms of numbers. They’ve already paid out $30 billion to developers, and that’s just the developers’ share. And they keep a share too. It’s a much bigger piece of the pie than a lot of people realize.

Nintendo reported its first ever loss for the year and I heard they were attributing that to the rise of videogames being played on phones rather than people going out and buying a Wii. One

of my projects is converting Xbox titles to iPad. A recent game – I can’t tell you the name but the one we’re working on now – is actually better on iPad. It’s a better experience on iPad than it is on Xbox.

How come? Touch. All about touch. It’s

the same experience but the immediacy and the response you get from the touch screen on an iPad is just so entrancing.

What do you plan on telling Becker students in your commencement speech today? I like to think in threes. The

speech has three major messages. The first is simplicity is its own reward. The second is embrace constraints because constraints enable creativity. The third is find what you are best at doing and focus on that. Find what you love to do and do that. It’s about focus and I look at all graduates like little start-ups and I think focus is the main ingredient to a start-up.

And that translates beyond programming and software development. It’s good

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for anything. For example it’s good for if you’re a writer it’s about finding what about writing excites you. What among that discipline can you be the best at doing? If you’re a nursing student, why? Why does this thing excite you so much? Expressing that, that’s so important. And finding your personal brand I think is relevant to any discipline.

I liked what you said about constraints. You really have to think differently to work around them. That is one of the

most freeing aspects of Twitter, for me, is that 140 character constraint and the fact that it’s immutable. You can’t change it once it’s out there. And the fact that you have this asymmetrical relationship where you can follow someone but they don’t have to follow you back. I just love that constraint. I think that’s freeing. It’s daunting but it’s amazing what people will do with that.

Where did that 140 number come from? I’m sure you’re asked that all the time. It actually came from our ambition to fit the entire experience inside a text message. And the text message itself has an interesting history. It was part of the standard for Global Standard for Messaging (GSM) which includes a test message. When you have a cell phone the system has to have text messaging as part of it to make sure that the thing’s on. So the engineer that’s designing the spec is writing in the texting framework and he’s trying to decide how long to make this message. The story goes he sat down and wrote a lot of examples from literature and sentences to his mom, quotes from history, and then did an average and came up with 160 and wrote that into the spec. So we had to fit within that. Retroactively we realized that that is actually a limitation in the way our brains work. There’s an anthropologist named Robin Dunbar and he has something that he calls Dunbar’s number, which is around 155. So between 140 and 160, somewhere in there, is a cognitive limit that we have

as humans to remember and parse information.

How long ago was this? That was like the 1980s. The spec got adopted in the 1990s. He just discovered purely by just a survey of literature, basically. In my book I did a survey as well. It turns out that almost all the forms have an analogue that fits inside 140 characters. Poetry, you have a haiku. Journalism, you have the headline or the kicker or the lede sentence. In other forms there’s always one specific type that fits inside the one sentence constraint. I think these constraints are freeing. They enable creativity. So why knock it down to 140 after you were at 160? 140 is to leave space for the user name. So you have 19 characters for the user name, then the colon, space and then the rest of the message.

Are you seeing Twitter become what you wanted it to be when it was first created? What we had at first we didn’t

know what it was best at. I think a lot of us didn’t. I personally saw the use right away because I was an English major and I had computer science as my minor so I understood the power of hyper-text. That, I think, is one of the aspects of Twitter that people ignore. It’s not just characters but an action behind that word, behind that link, saving you steps from impulse to action. I think that is the essence of the advantage that you have using Twitter. Yes, it’s 140 characters but it’s alive. You have much more context and depth than you see immediately. If you can read the link you know where you’re going. Once you tap on that link

you’re taken to an entirely different context. And each tweet, there’s all this meta-data behind it. It’s like an iceberg. Underneath the water there’s the time it was sent, where it was sent, who it was sent to, who it was sent from, what that person has on their profile, the picture that person has on their profile. So I think people mistakenly characterize it as limiting when it’s quite freeing.

Your book [140 Characters: A Style Guide for the Short Form] is sort of like a Strunk & White for this new method of communication. Did you look at Strunk & White when you were writing the book?

Absolutely. Strunk had a lot of these tips and White who did a massive edit. The way I did mine was I had my editor at my agency and I just wrote as much as I could get and she cut it to pieces. The way I look at it is there’s Strunk & White, Shakespeare, Whitman, there are all these folks who are extremely good at the short-form and I just took that inspiration and did a survey of literature and saw what could fit inside that tiny space and put it all inside 200 pages. There’s a certain irony to writing 200 pages about 140 characters but I tried to make it relevant to any discipline. Great for any social network, great for email. Great for writing headlines. Obituaries. Great for writing poetry. Great for quotations and these quips that people have, the soundbite culture we have. It’s good for so many disciplines.

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