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All bark, no bite Proposed Pit Bull Ordinance causes public outcry Jeremy Shulkin

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oth before and after the city council unanimously voted to advertise stricter laws for owning pit bulls, two separate events caught city officials off-guard. First, at the July 20 meeting, no one from the Senator John Kerry decides to public came to speak out against the targeted measures, despite an article pay $500,000 and counting to MA on the ordinance the previous day for his yacht docked in RI. Maybe all the hot air blew it back up to the in the Telegram & Gazette. After the meeting, in a letter sent to each city South Shore. -1 councilor and members of the media, the Worcester Animal Rescue League, Stabbed cabbies is an awesome a private, nonprofit, no-kill animal name for a punk band, but doesn’t shelter, which the city of Worcester make for good headlines. -3 pays to house ownerless animals, threatened to no longer take any dogs Shots fired at cars, people hit by from the city – no matter the breed. The organization fears that the new laws cars, prostitution stings. Worcester, would increase owner abandonment of get yourself together. -2 their pit bulls, further overcrowding the Tony Hayward, soon-to-be-ousted shelter and forcing it to revert back to putting down animals because of space CEO of BP, is relocated to gulag constraints. reassigned to Russian firm half “Adoptable pets are not euthanized owned by the company. All’s right in because of time or space constraints. the world when a scapegoat still has This is our firm policy, and we have job security. -1 worked hard to make this a positive reality for the homeless animals of Cyclists sprint up George Street, a Worcester County,” writes historical wonder of urban planning. acting executive director Allie Add it to the list of great, only in Simone. Worcester events +2

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“The dedicated staff and supporters have worked too hard and advanced the organization too far in the quality of care given to its animals to suddenly reverse our no-kill, limited intake policies,” her letter continues. “This ordinance would be asking us to take a giant step backwards, becoming once again a kill shelter…The Worcester Animal Rescue League will have no part in euthanizing dogs or any other animal due to breed discrimination.” Simone could not be reached for comment. But proponents of the ordinance say that the rhetoric overshadows the aims of the ordinance and exaggerates the measures. “This evolved out of a conversation with the Worcester Police Department’s Chief (Gary) Gemme, animal control and the City Manager’s office,” says District 5 City Councilor Bill Eddy, one of seven councilors to sign on to the ordinance but the one who first brought it to the council floor back in February of this year. “This wasn’t just something that we thought up,” he says. “We’re trying to address a public-safety problem.” Specifically pointing to outcries over muzzling pit

bulls when off of private property, Eddy argues “the old-style muzzles aren’t what anyone is talking about,” adding that a lead would suffice. Eddy’s ordinance stems from statistics provided by the Worcester Police Department showing that of the 157 reported dog-bite incidences over an unspecified two-year period, 39, or roughly 25 percent, of those involved pit bulls. “If it was another dog [with those bite statistics] we’d be talking about that,” he says. The city has argued that their ordinance, which would also add an annual $50 registration fee for pit bull owners (to go into the city’s general fund), force owners to post “beware of dog” signs on their property and seek permission from landlords to keep a pit bull on the premises, takes nods from similar measures in Boston and Lowell. “It’s basically the Boston ordinance with minor provisions,” says City Solicitor David Moore, whose office drafted the potential law. Moore says that he did add a minor change: in Boston, animal control officers can add other dog breeds to the ordinance. In Worcester, that’s not the case. On why it’s modeled so closely with Boston’s, Moore says that was what the council asked for.

Worcester Animal Rescue League takes a tough stand against pit bull ordinance. Whether you agree or not, that takes some cojones. +2 Crunch time at the Statehouse this weekend, as some major bills need to be reconciled and passed before the legislative session ends. +1 for all the gossip sure to come out.

How could you refuse a face like this? A WoMag staffer’s Pit bull, Sasha.

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But the Boston ordinance has been criticized. A recent Boston Herald article showed that Worcester Animal Rescue League’s fear of an influx of abandoned pit bulls is the reality out east, as pit bull owners have left their dogs to avoid paying the extra fees. As for Lowell, there’s a strong possibility that their original pit bull ordinance will be replaced by a new ordinance with similar goals but different methodology. “People are calling everything a pit bull,� says Crystal Arnott, an animal shelter worker and member of Lowell’s Animal Advisory Council, a group that formed as a response to that city’s planned pit bull ordinance. “Pit bull is more a broad term to describe a group of animals,� she says. “Everything with short hair and a broad head.� Worcester’s proposed ordinance defines a pit bull as an American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, “or any dog of mixed breed displaying the majority of physical traits of any one or more of the above breeds.� Like Worcester’s, Lowell’s city council’s pit bull ordinance arose as a response to attacks. But in some ways, their laws would have been stricter than Worcester’s proposal. According to Arnott, notably, pit bulls outside, even on the owner’s property, would have to be fenced in and tethered so that they couldn’t come within 10 feet of their fencing. Dogs would also have to be muzzled even on private property, and windows of a house holding a pit bull couldn’t be open. Instead, Arnott’s group has lobbied for a different take. Rather than creating new laws, they’re looking for stronger enforcement of the ones already on the books. The Animal Advisory Council has asked for more resources for the city’s animal control department to police in the evenings and weekends, when most leash laws are broken, and

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hill-atious to move control of the department out from the Department of Public Works and under the jurisdiction of the police department. (In Worcester, the city’s animal control officers already serve as part of the WPD.) Arnott also stresses the need for a low-cost neuter/spay campaign and bite prevention and training for pit bulls and their owners. She says pit bulls “are very smart and respond really great to training.� But in Worcester, officials argue that the new ordinance would do more than just solidly push to enforce the leash and dangerous-dog laws the city already has on the books. Moore argues that the proposed ordinance makes this “preventative� rather than “reactive.� “This pushes it to the other side

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that prevents this from happening,� he argues, adding that if this new ordinance goes into effect, irresponsible owners who won’t follow the ordinances would no longer have pit bulls, while those that adapt their behavior to follow the new ordinance would end up being

responsible owners whose dogs don’t cause problems. Eddy agrees that it’s an “urban owner problem,� but believes the ordinance as written is the best solution to curbing pit bull bites. He says he has no plans to amend the draft.

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: In an interview for a news article this week, City Councilor Bill Eddy confidently said the proposed pit bull ordinance had input from Police Chief Gary Gemme and was supported by the Worcester Police Department. While WPD spokesman Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst wouldn’t comment on any pending ordinances, off the record, some officers are uneasy, especially in light of the Worcester Animal Rescue League’s threat to not accept any dogs from the city. “This could end up making things worse,” said one officer…As for the complaints about the city council fast tracking the pit bull ordinance, Eddy says that’s simply not the case. “Ordinances: some move fast, some move slow,” he said, noting that maybe if people showed up to address the council about it at the July 20 meeting, it may have been sent back to committee for a full hearing.

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SEMANTICS LESSON: After days of trading press releases and newspaper quotes attacking each other, Republican ballot hopefuls in the 3rd congressional race Marty Lamb and Brian Herr have both lauded themselves for their “grassroots” campaigns and fundraising, but a quick look over their quarterly Federal Elections Commission reports shows more of the Astroturf variety. Herr leads his five other Republican and independent challengers in terms of cash raised with $66,502 so far in the campaign, but over half – $39,176 – has come from out of the district, with considerable sums (over $1,000) from places as far away as Jacksonville, FL, Houston, TX and Erie, PA. As for Lamb, $27,200 of his $42,221 came from personal loans or loans from family members, including $2,400 from his teenage daughter. Both candidates have also used the same signature collecting firms. Freedom Petition Management received $3,500 from the Herr campaign and $4,000 from Lamb’s, while Spoonworks, Inc. took in $5,200 from Herr and $5,000 from Lamb. Nothing says “grassroots” like paying a company to collect signatures for you…They may want to start turning their attention towards Mike Stopa. While Lamb and Herr bicker back and forth, Stopa has become the media darling of the race, appearing as a panelist on Fox News’ “Hannity” and on the Howie Carr Show within the past two weeks. HANG(AR) ON: At Tuesday’s Canal District Business Association meeting, MassPort’s Phil Niddrie noted the recent expansion of Direct Air’s service to West Palm Beach, FL and told business owners to expect an announcement adding one or more locations in the next couple weeks. Niddrie wouldn’t say where, however, aside from that they won’t be flying west…MassPort also plans to put out another Request for Proposals, like they did two years ago, for building a new hangar. Saying the current hangar, built in the 1940s is “adequate for what they have now,” but in order to attract more planes and new airlines, a more modern shelter will be needed.

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3 CARD MONTE: While the rest of the state watches the conference committee try to iron out some kind of casino gaming bill compromise before the legislative session ends this weekend, a large contingent of Worcesterites left for Boston on Tuesday to remind state reps. and senators to push through a final version of the CORI reform bill, which advocates argue will help those with criminal records get jobs once released from prison. Activists from EPOCA, Neighbor to Neighbor and the ACLU are worried that in all the bill-passing frenzy this week, theirs could fall through the cracks. Other fears are that the conference committee will pass a version of the CORI bill, but one that will lean heavily on ideas from the Senate’s version, which is considerably stricter than the House’s … Governor seems to support their cause. One activist told us that Deval Patrick “surprised us with a little face time.” WORCESTER. CITY OF ETERNAL DISAPPOINTMENT: At least that’s how Boston Magazine referred to us in the opening paragraph of a feature story on Republican candidate for governor Charlie Baker, using his May appearance behind City Hall as a narrative arch for the search for the campaigner side of the would-be governor. At the event, which a reporter from Worcester Mag attended, Grafton State Rep. George Peterson had to come back on stage to pump up the photo op crowd bused in to stand behind Baker. The magazine describes the scene thusly: “As he begins his speech, he’s talking to just a handful of staffers and journalists. There are 13 people sitting at the tables and chairs that occupy the square behind City Hall, but their curious looks make it clear they haven’t come for the speech.” Yep, that’s about how we remember it too..


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hen last we checked in on the intrepid traveling Harveys (myself and younger brother Chris), American Airlines was doing what they do best: making our lives a living hell. Our 6 a.m. arrival at Logan Airport gave us plenty of time before the scheduled 9 a.m. flight to London’s Heathrow Airport, where we would hop onto a connecting flight to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ah but the best-laid plans of mice, men and Harveys always seem to go awry… The fuel leak that grounded our first flight spelled D-O-O-M to Christopher. There was no way I was getting Mr. Fear-Of -Flying onto that plane no matter what they did to it – Superglue, duct tape – no way, Jose. “I’ll book with Treetop Airlines before I get on that plane,” he declared, and so began my 12 hours at Logan, during which I drank several bottles of beer and slept on the floor with my head resting on my carry-on bag. We arrived in London at 1:30 a.m. our time, or 6:30 a.m. UK time – waited another three hours in Heathrow and finally arrived, smelly, delirious, disoriented and daffy at Belfast International at 11 a.m. UK. That’s seven and one half hours in American Airlines economy seats located directly in front of the toilet, with a companion whose hearing loss is so profound that he wears hearing aids, both of which were back in Worcester, needing repair. Every time I said something to Chris he shouted back his reply, which led to a brusque attendant asking him to pipe down. And that was just the AA flight. Aer Lingus attendants weren’t as nasty about his volume knob being stuck on “HIGH,” but I don’t recommend visiting a land thick with brogues if your ears are not working. “WHAT?” is the one word I heard more frequently than “feck.” I stood wobbly-legged at the luggage carousel waiting. And waiting. Really, what were the odds that luggage taken off one plane and placed on two others would arrive where it should ?

Finally, the carousel was empty. Nothing that resembled our baggage, with the striped socks attached for easy identification, had rolled round. Worse still, where was Chris’s Irish friend Deirdre? So here we stood, bleary-eyed, nearly demented from sleep deprivation, with no luggage, no friend to greet us, and no contact information. That’s right: Chris didn’t have her phone number. Let’s take this one spin further on the roulette wheel of misfortune: the young lass at Logan who exchanged our American cash for useable currency sold us Euros. Northern Ireland, we’d soon discover, still uses the good old POUND. No luggage, no friend, no contact information and no money. Suddenly all I could hear was my elder brother Kevin’s voice in my ear, who, upon hearing that Chris and I were traveling together, said: “Hmm. This has the potential to go very badly.” I was about to cry, as we wandered the airport like extras from “Night of the Living Dead,” when two things happened. The luggage came into view, and so did Deirdre. Seems she was waiting for us all along – at another airport. The dispute still rages as to who screwed up, but my money is on baby bro’ for messing up the itinerary. He’s got a knack for this kind of thing, God bless ’im. And so began our two-week stay in a country so beautiful, my thesaurus has been rendered useless. Our hosts were the McElroy-Roulston clan, born in Ireland, and transplanted to Massachusetts, only to return to their birthplace to rear their children. Mick and Deirdre fell in love and married in the United States, bought a home in Worcester and started their family here, not far from Grafton Street, but homesickness sent them back. Mick still misses America; Deirdre barely gives it a thought. Mick was hungry for talk of the Celtics, the Patriots and the Red Sox; Deirdre wanted only to show us the country she ached for while living in Worcester. No hosts could treat visitors with more warmth and care. On July 20, we left for Belfast International amid tears, hugs and promises to return soon. I swiped my passport thru the electronic scanner, misty-eyed. That’s when the word “ERROR” came across the screen…

Hmm. This has the potential to go very badly.

Janice Harvey can be reached at editorial@worcestermag.com

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It’s not so much that we’re concerned about the swift movement through the council’s committees (since no one from the concerned public addressed the council on July 20), or even the motives behind instituting stricter and pricier laws for owning a pit bull in Worcester. The issue, however, is that we’re putting the target on the wrong animal. There’s always been a flavor of the decade when it comes to dogs – previous dubious honors go to Rottweilers, Dobermans and German Shepherds – and the pit bull is the most recent. There’s no denying pit bulls can be aggressive, territorial and downright powerful, but they’re just as capable of being loving, patient and caring. It’s the mixture of these qualities that make people of all motives seek out pit bull-esq breeds. There’s a legitimate concern that the increased fees and stigma surrounding pit bull ownership after this ordinance passes will flood shelters, and possibly city streets, with stray and abandoned pit bulls, which would only increase the amount of dog violence in Worcester. While people have the right to be outraged whenever a pit bull attack maims or kills a child, or attacks police because it was trained to guard its owner’s drug stash, often times the lens focuses on the dog instead of the owner. If the dog was unleashed in public, the owner broke the law. If the dog was used as a weapon, the owner didn’t have the moral responsibility that comes along with ownership and should face appropriate criminal charges. Irresponsible owners are the problem, not the dogs. The draft ordinance aims to be a preventative, and in some way it is (it’s difficult for a dog wearing a muzzle to bite), but in other ways it’s a knee jerk reaction. Instead, focus should switch to having new pit bull owners enroll in ownership classes, have animal control patrol town in places and at times when owners are apt to break the city’s leash and dangerous dog laws. Owners whose dogs have violated these rules should be skeptically allowed to license new dogs with the city at best, or completely banned from ownership at worst. The draft ordinance comes from a viable issue: that Worcester has plenty of pit bulls whose owners aren’t caring for them properly, but the city needs to take a look at those particular owners, not the breed of their dog.

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Posted by “Tracy Novick” on WHO-CESTER.BLOGSPOT.COM: Massachusetts is a finalist for Round 2 of Race to the Top. Round 2 of the dog and pony show starts August 9 in D.C. Winners will be announced in September. Posted by “Train Rider” on TRAINSTOPPING.BLOGSPOT.COM:

don’t have the correct bills or change to jam into the slot. And also when I’m running late and barely get the train on time ... I’ll have the ability to pay for parking from the train itself. That seems like a win-win. I started checking out the Parkmobile website, but I’m confused by the transaction fees. I’m curious ... has anyone tried this out yet?

money back into the struggling U.S. economy? Hell no. But he does have himself a mighty fine yacht. Purchased for a cool $7 million. From New Zealand. Way to go Senator. Hopefully the voters of Massachusetts will finally wake up and vote you a permanent vacation so you can sail away into the sunset. Forever.

I’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks on vacation, but saw a flyer this morning touting a new way to pay for parking at MBTA lots. Utilizing the Parkmobile service, you can pay for parking using a credit/debit card and either call, text or use a mobile app on your iPhone or Blackberry (Droid app is coming soon) to provide Posted by “Chris” on WORCESTERIN365. the space/lot/location of your car. BLOGSPOT.COM: Does Sen. John I think this might be a very Kerry care about jobs and putting convenient option, especially when I IN TRUE BLOG FASHION, THE SPELLING, GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION OF THESE SE LECTIONS ARE TO THE INDIVIDUAL POSTER’S TASTES.

Letter Republican ploy To the editor, I read with amusement (WM July 8) the history of the five Republicans running for Congress against the incumbent Jim McGovern. They seem to believe if elected they go to Washington and solve all the countries problems. They just don’t get it. Maybe, just maybe they are aware if elected they will be only one of 435 congressmen in our country. Congressman Jim McGovern who in my opinion is one of the best congressman in the history of the 3rd congressional district and the Massachusetts delegation. Congressman McGovern

in his know how way has obtained millions upon millions of dollars for Worcester and the 3rd district. We can’t afford to lose Jim McGovern with his 14 years of experience and seniority in Congress. I dare anyone of the five Republicans to find one major mistake he made in the 3rd district. Finally, in the history of Massachusetts politics, there has never been five Republicans oppose a Democratic incumbent congressman. It’s unheard of. I trust the voters will see through this ploy of these five Republicans who are hoping to duplicate Senator Scott Brown’s fluke win. It’s nothing but wishful thinking on their part. Don’t be fooled. Let’s keep Jim McGovern in Congress. We need him. R AYM ON D J. PE R R ON E Worcester

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Should Worcester impose an ordinance on pit bulls? AS K E D O N M A I N ST R E E T

Most definitely! It’s almost like a status thing and it’s usually kids that have them. They don’t belong in apartments or cities, they belong in yards where they can run.

Yolanda Walker WORCESTER No! The dog acts the way it does because of the owner, because of the way it was trained. They say pit bulls are bad, horrible animals, it’s not the dog, it’s the owner.

Melanie Zoltek WAKEFIELD, NH I don’t agree with it. I don’t think the dogs are dangerous, I think it’s the owners. People train them to be the way they are, any dog could be vicious.

Camry Etre WORCESTER Yeah sure. I got a kid, what if my kid was messing around, jumping and one of these dogs come out and grabbed her. They’re too aggressive.

Johan Luna WORCESTER One of the issues about pit bulls is that they have ... a reputation as being ferocious. ... I wouldn’t be opposed to that sort of restriction or regulation.

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Chung Tran was on edge and constantly on-guard. More than two years had passed since his last tour of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Army, but the 30-year-old was still wary of strangers and unable to relax, even in the darkened comfort of his own room at his family’s Worcester home.

The ghosts of that far-away battlefield haunted him daily. For Tran, settling in to everyday life presented its own battleground, and although different, equally difficult to maneuver, even with the love and support of those who cared for him the most. He was angry… and frustrated. Eventually, an argument with his family prompted Tran to make an important, potentially lifesaving decision. Fearful about his ability to squelch the pent-up rage and emotion that churned inside him, he decided he wasn’t going to allow those war-time phantoms to get the best of him. Rather than risk hurting someone or ending up in jail, he loaded some of his possessions into his duffle bag and left home.

DESTINATION FOR HELP

Unlike many other veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and faced with similar circumstances, Tran knew where he was going — Veterans Inc. on Grove Street in Worcester. Located in the annex of the National Guard Armory, Veteran’s Inc. is an 85-bed emergency- and transitional-housing facility serving both male and female veterans. As he approached Veterans Inc.’s “Command Post,” Karen Greenwood, Worcester’s agent and director for Veterans’ Services

of when they served. Close to 20 years later, Perrone and which serves as the facility’s front desk, he remembered Leary still lead the organization and are contagiously feeling instantly welcomed. “I had a bad knee and it was enthusiastic about the work they’re able to do for really hurting,” Tran said. “So first, they helped me with my bag. Then, they asked what I needed, and I said, ‘Well, veterans. I need a place to stay.’” STEVEN KING A short time later, after filling out the necessary paperwork to secure housing and taking a breathalyzer and urine test to prove he was alcohol and drugfree, he found himself eating a burger in the canteen. “I didn’t really want to sleep much the first night, because I was kind of on edge, waiting for someone to say something or be mad at me. But no one was. I said ‘hi’ to a few people and Chung Tran has greatly went outside to have a smoke benefited from services and talked with the people out at Veterans Inc. there for a while,” Tran recalled. “After a while, I learned to relax and accept that this is how these people are — they know my Leary and Perrone noted that the Veteran’s Inc. was condition and are here to help me.” built on past lessons learned. One was choosing not to Veterans Inc. first opened its doors in 1991 as the call the facility a shelter. Another was refraining from Central Massachusetts Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a punishing someone for not passing a sobriety or drug 30-day temporary shelter for Vietnam vets. test, as this doesn’t contribute to the end goal of helping “When we took it over, this building was abandoned and forgotten,” said Veterans Inc. executive director Denis that person recover. “We don’t use the word fail,” Leary said. “We call it Leary. “At the time, our veterans felt the same way.” repetitive challenges. For repetitive challenges, you need According to Leary, a Private First Class in the repetitive solutions. The complexity of these challenges Massachusetts State Guard, its growth serves as an needs multiple efforts (to reverse them). We look at the example of how, as a country, we’ve slowly learned how whole person and the challenges they’re facing.” to respect our military and assist them in returning home “We’re discreet about it,” Perrone said. “We don’t to something resembling normalcy. At its inception, there embarrass anyone. If you blow numbers, we begin were many who couldn’t understand why the veterans referrals.” who stayed there couldn’t turn their lives around in a “We leave no one behind,” Leary said. “Our support month’s time. never ends. Even if they use alcohol or drugs, we get “We soon realized it (their rehabilitation) wasn’t going them into a local rehabilitation program or into a VA to work in that short period of time,” Leary said. The community responded to calls for financial support medical center.” for the organization, contributing $250,000. However, in its enthusiasm to provide the much-needed assistance to the vets, it spent $356,000. STEVEN KING Without officer’s insurance to protect its board of directors from Tran was born in Vietnam in 1980. being personally responsible for He left his homeland when he was the overspending, no matter how one-and-a-half years old, when his well intended it may have been, family decided to come to the United the entire board resigned in early 1993, leaving only Leary and States, and subsequently Worcester, president and CEO Vincent J. in search of a better life. He’s Perrone to keep its doors open. appreciative of everything America “We made a vow that this place has done for him, including providing would never close on our watch,” him with the opportunity to be well asserted Perrone, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. The educated; he earned a computer duo worked endlessly to procure science degree from Assumption grants and donations to ensure College. that wouldn’t happen. Within a Serving in the military afforded him the opportunity to year’s time, they were $60,000 in show his gratitude. He served two tours of Iraq, the first the black, and made the decision for nine months in 2006. to serve all veterans, regardless continued on page 10

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“It was a harsh environment,” Tran recalled. “It was hard for all of us, mostly for the guys who had families they had to leave behind, knowing they’d be gone for 12 months and maybe not come back. The only family we had was each other, so we took care of each other.” As he talked about those who served alongside him, Tran became a bit emotional. “The reason that we stay there, and the reason we keep doing this (signing up for follow-up tours of duty), wasn’t because of the pay or for any personal gain. It was to go back and see the changes,” he said adamantly. “The first time I was there, little kids were running around with really dirty clothing,” Tran said. “They didn’t STEVEN KING

have anywhere to go or anything to do; they didn’t go to school. The second time, they had started going to school. They looked happy — genuinely happy — with their backpacks on. That’s what really got to me.” “All that we had done there was worth it for that one moment,” he said. “It was not for some gain of something, that people talk about, of gaining control of oil. It was because we wanted to help the people. I think a lot of people have forgotten that about America. We are willing to help anyone.” Tran’s military career came to a sudden halt while stationed at Post Base Woodcock in Ad Dawr, when a “battle buddy” training with him accidentally sat on his right leg, causing tears to his ACL, PCL and RCL. Tran returned to the United States for surgery before being medically discharged.

EMOTIONAL TIMEBOMB

Unlike previous periods of war, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are the first where a 50-50 split between a full-time military and National Guardsmen and Reservists were utilized. Some fear the latter are emotional ticking time bombs, as many of them go almost directly from the battle zone back to their full-time professional careers without having opportunity to reflect on what they’ve

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At right: Veterans Inc. executive director Denis Leary Bottom left: President and CEO of Veterans Inc. Vincent J. Perrone (left) and Leary “made a vow that this place would never close on our watch.”

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Those injured in battle go through a review process in which the U.S. Physical Evaluation Board determines whether they’ll be able to return to duty in a specified time or if they are permanently unable to return to the service. The evaluation process can be as mentally challenging as maneuvering the battlefield, especially if lifetime benefits are at stake. Worcester Trial Lawyer Paul J. Franco, candidate for the 13th Worcester District House seat currently filled by Bob Spellane, recently spent a year as a mobilized U.S. Army JAG (Judge Advocate General Corps) officer representing returning soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Washington, D.C. “My job was to make sure they got all the benefits they’re entitled to,� Franco said. “We presented the medical evidence and tried to get their disability level higher. We use scheduled ratings — they plug injuries into categories — a back injury, for instance. If they get up to 30 percent disabled, they can retire. Less than 30, they get severance pay. After that, you go to the VA and they rate the conditions.� In the new military of today, where half of those serving are National Guardsmen or Reserves, the process could have devastating circumstances if a battlefield injury leaves someone unable to return to their profession. “The structure treats all the same. A reserve component soldier with a more physically demanding job, say in construction, that comes onto active duty is in danger of losing a career, said Franco, explaining that if the injury happened in regular training it would not qualify for the same benefits as if it occurred in a battle scenario. “If you hurt your back, you’re separated from the military, but you can’t go back to your job,� Franco said. He pointed out that sometimes the compensation package is fair in comparison with pay lost — and he’s seen that happen on many occasions — but the judgment process can be confusing and nerve-wracking. Then there’s the younger soldiers who left for active duty, perhaps just out of high school, who return home to rejoin friends with a normal fare of drinking and drugging. “If they don’t have a job, they’re back doing nothing,� said psychologist Jaine Darwin, co-founder and co-

Worcester Trial Lawyer Paul J. Franco recently represented soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Hospital in Washington D.C. director of SOFAR, Strategic Outreach to Families and All Reservists, noting that they’re not apt to find anyone to talk to about their war experiences in their old group of friends, which only serves to build a feeling of hopelessness. “They walk around feeling alienated and foggy, that they’re the only people going through it,� she said. “They think there is no one that understands.� Similarly, family and friends can find the responses they get to their attempts of assisting the returning vet painfully hurtful; eventually, most stop trying. If drugs and alcohol is added to the mix, it’s even worse. “By the time they’ve ended up in a shelter, which can take months or years, they’ve alienated a whole lot of places and people who had tried to be helpful,� Darwin said. Plus, valuable time has been lost that could have been spent on receiving treatment. The big question is: how is it determined that a returning vet needs treatment? Even if a vet doesn’t have the torment of PTSD or drug and/or alcohol problems, it’s a tough time for anyone to find satisfying work, let alone someone who’s made such a great sacrifice for their country.

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“The problem now is they’re coming home to the worst economy in years,� Veteran Inc.’s Leary said. “Unemployment is at 10 percent, it’s 20 percent for vets.� His organization has attempted to address the issue with the creation of training programs for Microsoft and A+ certification and site construction, culinary and truck driving licenses. It’s also trying to keep vets and their families fed. “One of the problems we’re having is we have 800 food bank families,� Perrone said. “We used to give out eight to 14 days of food twice a month. We’re down to three to five days of food. We can’t raise enough money to give back to all those who need it.� By providing veterans and their family with food, it allows them to apply the money they have for housing and expenses. In addition to its temporary beds in-house, Veterans Inc. has 30 transitional and supportive housing beds for men in the Cambridge-Canterbury Streets neighborhood and recently acquired a former Sacred Heart Church convent on Sheridan Street, which houses 10 female vets as well as a preschool for their children. It also has 35 supportive housing units for men in Shrewsbury and 36 for both male and female vets at the former Fort Devens property in Ayer. Moreover, the organization has established vet housing in Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and New Jersey.

THE REINTEGRATION CHALLENGE

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way to help people who have witnessed traumatic incidents like those seen on the battlefield is to let them return to using their own skills the way they’re accustomed to. “The problem is that we really don’t know how to tell the difference between who needs help and who is going to be able to deal with things on their own in an effective way,� Mihalko said. “This is a hidden danger where we will find some vets coping with the effects of trauma for years to come. This isn’t anything different from our country’s experience with soldiers returning from other wars. What is different is that we are getting better at identifying PTSD, talking about PTSD and soldiers’ experience of trauma, and inviting returning soldiers to seek help — though there is a long way to go on that one. What we aren’t so good at is educating soldiers and their families that the effects of trauma can be long lasting and not be immediately present.� SOFAR was created in 2004 to help families when their love ones returned from a tour of duty, and assist with the period following their return. In many instances, a family’s first inclination to celebrate a loved one’s return with a meal at their

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favorite restaurant might be the last thing they want — and their nerves need. “Many families think, ‘I’ll take him out for a steak on the way home,’� Darwin said. “They don’t know they’ll be uncomfortable there. People want to talk to them (about their experiences), and they can’t wait to get out of there.� That could turn what’s meant to be a happy homecoming into a nightmare for a soldier trying to reestablish their whereabouts. “People have a wish that people will come back and be back to normal,� she said. “We tell them (when they arrive at the airport), you get your soldier back home. Six months later, if you’re lucky, your husband returns.� SOFAR tries to prepare families of a returning vet for seemingly irrational behavior and explain the possible reasons behind it. “Soldiers are used to issuing orders,� Darwin said. “If people don’t jump when they’re on duty, lives are at stake. When you’re back home, you can’t issue an order to do the dishes and start to yell if they’re not done in 30 seconds.� That can be tough on children who had been waiting for a loving parent’s return; if they’re able to understand and refrain from responding with anger, they can contribute to the slow process of assisting them, she explained. Even tougher is when a partner is having troubles sleeping at night. “If you wake somebody up who’s screaming, get out of bed first or you’ll end up in their nightmare and are apt to be slugged,� Darwin said. “Ask special questions more than general ones. Normalize it. It’s not asking, did you have trouble sleeping, it’s asking, did you have nightmares? It seemed like a rough night.� By doing this, a much-desired feeling of understanding is passed on. While it’s an almost impossible task for those who haven’t served in the military to understand the affect PTSD has on a returning soldier, it’s no easier for the solder. “I’m on edge but don’t I understand it,� Tran said, noting that the first time he had an inkling of having PTSD, he didn’t want to recognize it. “In the infantry, people around us tell us to ‘shake it off,’� he said. “But it was a big deal, because I saw something very dramatic. One of my best friends, my roommate in the military, he died. He was blown up; when we got to him, he was charcoal. So I started drinking heavily, I started to waste all my money buying alcohol every week, and I didn’t sleep well. Sometimes I got three hours sleep, four hours sleep.� Returning to civilian life did little to reduce Tran’s unease. “At first, I thought I had got a handle on it and didn’t want to admit I had a serious case of PTSD,� he said. “But after a while, I realized, I’m getting very anxious around a lot of people. Especially around strangers, friends my family would bring home, I kept constantly scanning to make sure

nobody’s going to do anything to hurt me or to hurt the people around me. When I went to a restaurant, I wanted to make sure I could see as much as possible, so I had to choose a seat where I can see where people are coming in.� “I was constantly on edge and after a while, I said, this is not healthy,� Tran remembered. “So I went and started getting help.� Like many area vets, he receives assistance from the Worcester Vet Center on Grafton Street, where counselors help him talk through issues that are bothering him.

AN ALTERNATIVE ENDING

Nontraditional programs have proven helpful for vets with PTSD. Central Mass. Yoga and Wellness, Inc. in West Boylston holds trauma sensitivity yoga classes; some are held in conjunction with the Worcester Vet Center. While the majority of participants served in Vietnam, and a few in World War II, the number who served in Iraq, mostly in the Gulf War, is slowly growing. “When they first come in, they’re a little apprehensive and don’t talk,� said founding director Lucy Cimini. “After a few classes, they open up and are happy. It helps them get out of their brain and body and into the moment.� Meanwhile, things are looking up for Tran. He’s been accepted into a vocational rehab program in which he hopes to lay the groundwork toward applying to a computer science master’s degree program in the Boston area, perhaps Northeastern University or Boston University. “I have somebody I love, my girl Linda,� Tran said, a gleam in his eye. “She’s in California studying to be a nurse, so I want to start living for myself and her, because she helped me out when I got out of the military. For a while there, when I was going to appointments for a VA benefit, I felt like I was handicapped and useless. She motivated me to keep trying and want to go back to school. If it wasn’t for her, I’d probably be drinking myself to an early grave.�

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Annual migration of art has landed J. Fatima Martins

In Worcester, everyone is talking about the giant curiosities that are transforming Elm Park into a magical sculpture garden. The highly anticipated, awardwinning, always breathtaking and family-friendly Art in the Park Sculpture Exhibition has returned. With dramatic names like Shark Bites, Jelly Fish and Leaf Bomb the sculpture swarm has invaded and is set to capture your attention.

Along with wonderful and strange creations, two interactive sculptures – a monumental African Mancala game that you can play with your family and friends, and an enormous musical instrument made of PVC piping called Tube-A-Phone, that you can bang on with your flip-flops to create your own tunes – have landed near the children’s playground area. Everyone is invited to interact with these fun sculptures, participate in related art-making programs and view many more spectacular works beginning on August 5 during the public gala reception. This event, hosted jointly by the Worcester Arts Council and Park Spirit, begins at 5 p.m. with a concert and artist-led tours. As in previous years, the eclectic large-scale sculptures are installed on the grass, floating in Mere Pond and suspended from trees throughout Elm Park until October 1. Now in its third year, Art in the Park, a juried exhibition, highlights Worcester’s vibrant arts culture and naturally creates a festive mood throughout the late summer and early fall. The exhibition and its community-related events add an extra boost to the local economy by attracting visitors from across New England. Last year’s exhibition received the Massachusetts Gold Star Award as one of the state’s best cultural programs. Sponsored jointly by the Worcester Arts Council, the City of Worcester and its

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Department of Parks and Public Works, the exhibition unites the community and brings art to everyone. According to Deborah McNamara, vice-chair of the Worcester Arts Council, the project was supported by donations from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Stoddard Charitable Trust, Fletcher Foundation, private business and the general public. “Some people may never visit a museum or gallery space, but they’ll bring their families to Elm Park” explained Helen S. Beaumont, chair of the Worcester Arts Council. “The exhibition further enhances the Park’s natural beauty, and exposes the community to free art that is integrated within an already accessible public place.” “Each year we look for something new,” noted Lewenberg. This year the emphasis is interactive sculptures and themes related to environmental sustainability. To be included, the sculptures had to meet high artistic standards and be constructed of durable materials. A three-person jury critiqued and voted on the final selections, which includes more than 15 imaginative works selected from among 35 submissions. Representing a diversity of designs, the sculptures are purposefully sited at intervals around the park to complement and contrast with the landscape. Nick Capasso, senior curator at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, along with artist Ann Jon, executive director of SculptureNow, and Pamela Tarbell, owner of Mill Brook Gallery of Concord, N.H., collaborated as a curatorial and exhibition team. “We went to the park and mapped out precisely where the sculptures were to be installed,” said Capasso. “We considered the scale, color and structure of each

to not be obvious, and they are meant to be discovered by visitors while they are having fun at the park,” she explained. Stasa’s remarkable concept welcomes the idea that visitors may actually take some of the laminated leaves home with them, making her work about distributing free art directly to the community. Creating an environment-intransition is the goal of Rutland artist, Lisa Barthelson, who has installed a multipiece, site-specific, floating assemblage called Water Rings on Mere Pond. These donut-shaped creations suggest a reinterpretation of lily pads made from silver dryer-vent tubing. The sculpture is meant to be dynamic - moving as it’s pushed by water and wind and reflecting natural light from its shining surface. A returning artist, Barthelson has experienced first-hand how Art in the Park enhances people’s lives. “I’ve shared in the most amazing conversations about art with people Jelly Fish, Fernando DeOliveira from all walks of lifethey are curious about the sculptures and ask the most insightful questions. The community. His sculpture is an elegant children are especially entranced,” she and thought-provoking group called Jelly explained. Fish constructed from recycled white Art in the Park is one of Worcester’s fabric and plastic umbrellas. Suspended newest beloved traditions. It exemplifies from trees, the installation is visually the power of public art to enhance the life stunning because it contrasts with the of a city. It’s refreshing, stimulating and landscape as the gestural tentacles flow much appreciated. Located in Worcester’s with changing wind. Complementing the park’s environment west side, Elm Park is found on Park Avenue, Highland, Russell and Elm perfectly, further highlighting the idea of Streets. free art and utilizing green methods of Other participating artists include: Cory art-making, is the installation of Releaf Clinton, Peter Dellert, Lu Heintz, Linda 100 by Marcella Stasa from Upton. Stasa Hoffman, James Kitchen, Kathryn Lipke, gathered rhododendron leaves found at Gary Orlinsky, Ken Reker, Antoinette Elm Park, stitched and laminated them Schultze, John Weidman and Susu Wing. together to create 100 different pieces, and then adhered them with magnets to Art in the Park metal surfaces hidden throughout the schedule of landscape. events “The leaves are discreetly displayed as

work making sure it fit harmoniously within the site and was visually connected to another work in sequence. The sculptures are placed so as visitors walk the path, they can see the works and anticipate another.” Boston-based artist Fernando DeOliveira is one of the artists whose sculpture proposal met the jurors��� intense criteria. Worcester was his first home when he migrated from Brazil, and he was honored to have been given the opportunity to share his work with the

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Lovewhip. Sounds kinky, a bit feisty, and definitely hard to contain. Yep, that just about sums up the Boston band of the same name, a trio of musicians who come together in a way that channels funk from the late ’70s, pop bands of the ’80s, and the electronica ecstasy of the ’90s. All three decades will converge upon the Lucky Dog stage on Saturday, July 31, for your boogie-woogie pleasure.

Lovewhip is led by booty-luscious singer/guitarist Erin Harpe, Jim

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Panzerbastard. The name alone screams a confrontational “We’re here to slay and kill and make you headbang till your marching behind the panzerbastard tank that just set your town on fire!” With a sound that mixes Venom, Discharge, Motorhead, Celtic Frost – Panzerbastard throws all the best sounds into a blender and creates great songs. To put it bluntly, if Panzerbastard moved next door to you, your grass would wilt and die. This is a good thing.

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Countryman on bass, sampler and b/u vox, plus Dave “Devo” Kocses on percussion. Far from a new band, Harpe and Countryman established Lovewhip more than 10 years ago and have played 1,100-plus gigs both nationally and internationally as Lovewhip in some shape, size or configuration. “We have evolved over the years but our focus has always been dance music. Devo played with us three years ago and had to leave for school. Now he is back and better than ever,” explains Countryman. With four studio albums (Whip It Baby 2000, Bouncehall 2003, Virtual Booty Machine 2006, Love Electric 2010, and one live album Live Booty Pop, 2004) all on their own Juicy Juju label, Lovewhip has evolved over the years into its current configuration like stars aligning in the dance-pop universe. “Our first two albums were very afrobeat mixed with various Jamaican styles and rock. Lots of organic sounds, big arrangements, larger band,” explains Countryman. “On Virtual Booty Machine we went into a new world for us of electro mixed with real instruments. Our latest, Love Electric, is the perfection of that idea.”

Crazy outfits, fun lyrics and legendary stage antics may be the first traits you notice of this disco pop ensemble, but make no mistake, the members are true musicians. Among Harpe’s first experiences onstage were folk festivals with her father, Adelphi Recording artist Neil Harpe. As her guitar playing progressed, Harpe developed an impressive acoustic blues sound through both voice and guitar. With two albums of delta blues to her name, plus her newest musical unit, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers (with Jim Countryman on bass, Bob Nisi on drums, and Rosy Rosenblatt on harmonica), Harpe is now keeping her alternative musical universe alive simultaneously with Lovewhip. So how does a girl rooted in the blues end up on stage in booty shorts belting out thumping dance tunes? Harpe says it is simply an extension of her love of music, period. “We all love dance music, in all of its varieties,” says Harpe. “From Italo Disco, to ska and reggae, anything that makes people move is where we continue to draw inspiration.” Countryman explains that Lovewhip is a collaboration among its members. Typically Countryman and Harpe work the

basic demos, utilizing a computer to write and record, then Devo gets to influence the accompanying beats. “Love Electric was our first album where we co-wrote songs with our producer Jake Zavracky,” says Countryman. The experiment led to what he calls a few smash hits among their fans. “This new collaboration was a lot of fun and we see doing more collaborations with other writers and performers coming up,” says Countryman. Say what you like about Lovewhip, the band is true to themselves in the moment – whether the mood is vintage Blondie to a more modern sound such as LCD Soundsystem, Lovewhip are intent upon creating music on their own terms. “We want to help people free themselves on the dancefloor and escape from all of the modern B.S. going on in our world,” admits Countryman. “Get it on down, even if just for one night. There are no oil spills, wars, or recession on the dancefloor!” Catch Lovewhip at the Lucky Dog, 89 Green St., Worcester on July 31 with Atomic Stereo, The Reach, Sean McGorty (Acoustic). Learn more at lovewhip.net.

To me they were just as influential as Slapshot on Boston Hardcore. Keith also had a brief stint in hardcore heavyweight band Ramallah before forming Panzerbastard. Let’s hear what Keith has to say about my unhealthy obsession with his band... WM: You are an avid black metal fan. You can definitely hear the Venom, Hellhammer, early Bathory influence in Panzerbastard. You’re even in local black metal outfit Cold Northern Vengeance. Black metal being so extreme in nature regarding Christianity, what are your thoughts on organized religion? KB: As much as Black Metal has had an amazingly profound affect on my world, my feelings toward organized religions were forged in the heart of the beast, so to speak. I was raised in a hardcore Boston Irish Roman Catholic family and went to mass every Sunday, Sunday school and even served as an altar boy for three years. I saw firsthand the hypocrisy and evil that manipulative and cowardly individuals inflict on simple, earnest folks who just want some peace of mind, spirituality and guidance. I also have a love of history, mythology and anthropology that led me to seek out the cultures and traditions of others. I despise Christianity, Islam and Judaism-I call them the religions of slavery. I don’t have a problem with individuals who have faith at all. I am at war with those who would harm me or anyone else with a manipulative, twisted doctrine. Faith is an admirable thing and spirituality is a part of life. … I have come to embrace the traditions of my ancestors through Odinism and Asatru. I use these traditions as a code of living more than any concrete

religion. I believe if there is a higher power, he/she/it answers to all the names on the lips of those who pray. WM: Panzerbastard have been accused of being a fascist right-wing band by the almighty Boston-scene police. Why do you think this slander started and please.... Can you put this nonsense to rest once and for all?? KB: I went through a period of my life where I was completely consumed with anger and hatred. I hated everybody and everything and was very public and outspoken about it. My life has moved on from that but some people will never let that go when they speak about me or my band. Obviously with PANZER in your name, you’d be an idiot if you thought there wouldn’t be some heat. I don’t care, there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of the bad guy in the mix. What I find both frustrating and hilarious at the same time is the fact that these same cowardly anonymous pricks seem to be even more upset that we aren’t Nazi’s… We have nothing to do with any political movement whatsoever. Our politics have always been/will be - FUCK YOU! WM: You once told me Panzerbastard is the band you always wanted to do. What has the reaction been to Panzerbastard from the people who really only know you musically through your Wrecking Crew days?

KB: Honestly it’s been overwhelmingly supportive. And if you really think about it, it’s not that much of a stretch if you’re familiar with me or any of the bands I’ve played in. The best compliment I got was when Glenn and Jon (Wrecking Crew) came to see us play and came up to me afterwards and said “Dude, this is the band you should’ve always been in!” That meant the world to me coming from guys who are blood family to me. WM: Patac Records is really one of my favorite labels out there. They sign punk, metal, hardcore, basically whatever is good. How has it been working with them? KB: Dan [Harrington, owner of Patac] is amazing. I’ve never seen anybody as honest and hardworking as he is in all my years in this dirty business. We have a real family thing going on with Dan and our engineer/producer Eric B. We really have six guys in PB. WM: I just heard the new track “Centurion” on your Myspace page (myspace.com/panzerbastard). Is Panzerbastard putting out some new material soon? KB: We are releasing Centurion as a 12” vinyl and CD EP. And we are almost done writing the full length. It’s going to be 1213 songs, just what you’d expect from us. We know not to fuck with a good thing! Bastards die hard!


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Folks, it’s time we accepted it. This has been creeping up on us for years, with highly realistic video games, better and better computer animation and Avatar. Now they’ve finally done it: Zac Efron is the very first bona fide robot actor, designed initially by Disney for High School Musical because the flesh-and-blood kind were asking for too much money. It’s the truth. Okay, maybe it isn’t, but it might as well be, given the barely humanoid spectacle he puts on in this latest fiasco Charlie St. Cloud. To say that Efron can’t act is like saying that fire is hot. That night follows day. That Ricky Martin is a homosexual. It is basically redundant. He approaches the art of the thespian much the way a weight lifter prepares for the clean and jerk: puffs himself up, gets psyched, and muscles his way through it. He never cracks a smile, or shows any mannerisms because this learning of lines and having to recite them while gesturing, looking at other people and walking around; it’s hard stuff and requires all his concentration. There are even a few excruciatingly melodramatic scenes where he is required to cry, and he does it just like he’s supposed to. He says his lines and like clockwork the tears pop out and roll down his face. But nothing else happens, not a grimace, raised eyebrow or shake of the head. He seems to have forgotten that intense emotions can affect muscle movement when they occur in actual humans. It’s as if they hollowed out the skull area behind his face and then squirted water out the eye holes. I say this after having suffered through his previous “work” in Me and Orson Welles, a perfectly good movie that he drove directly into a ditch. Charlie St. Cloud is not a perfectly good movie. In fact, it’s a perfectly awful movie. It’s the kind of script where, when later in the film they want to reintroduce criminally underused Ray Liotta’s character, Florio, they have Efron literally bump into him coming out of a restaurant. Also getting the shaft is Kim Basinger as the mother, who could almost have shot all two of her pointless scenes without getting out of the car.

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When it comes to lunch, nothing beats a great sandwich. When the bell strikes noon, there are few sights more exciting than deliciously prepared meats, veggies, and cheeses meeting up with fresh wraps, pockets and baguettes. Delis may not always be the name-inlights, Tom Brady superstar-treatment places that garner headlines in the culinary world. Sometimes, however, you find a sandwich shop that seems simple, but is tasty and tasteful – a real under-

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Tasty and popular, huh? Prove it. While we signed on for the sandwiches, we first started off with an order of Hummus Pita Bread. Several strips of pita were served alongside a hummus bowl that featured a sharp flavor jumping from the homemade recipe. The ingredients had all the familiar hummus flavors; garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, touch of salt, all decoratively dusted with cumin. The result was a well-balanced, not too creamy, not too dry, not too Dracula-spooking garlicfilled. Lola’s Reuben, served in a basket with a half sour spear, arrived swiftly – as was the case for all of our ordered items. The tender corned beef retained a delicate salty flavor after being sliced into thin strips. The meat blended nicely with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, all between slices of fresh marbled rye bread. Once again, great balance with the ingredients. They did not take the easy way out and drown with Russian dressing and the sauerkraut had a surprising sweet edge.

I am not sure who Rachael was, but she had to have good taste in sandwiches. Dean’s had theirs sporting sultry slices of pastrami sharing space between two more slices of marbled rye with Swiss, Russian dressing, and a luscious homemade coleslaw. All the ingredients worked well, but I would have liked to see a bit more slaw on the sandwich to fill out the taste. We also dug into a side order of red bliss potatoes prepared with mayo, a few red onions, and bits of celery for a creamy, but small item. We washed all the deli items with a few Nantucket Nectars. Sizes sailed on the smaller side, but not bad for a total meal that came out to $26.80 after tax and that had great cuts of meat. Although you ordered at the counter, Kristen and the other workers were friendly and accommodating. We left the deli searching for pens lying around the car. Mark it down: Dean’s Deli has been found and added to the permanent list of sandwich-stop musts.

beer tastings, and munching on tasty menu samplings. Not a bad way to spend a lazy summer Sunday afternoon 4 – 10 p.m. Via Italian Table, 89 Shrewsbury St., Worcester. 508-754-4842.

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Allagash Beer Dinner: Armsby Abbey wants WoMag, Whisky & Barbecue: to introduce you to Rob Ted, owner On August 5 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., and brewer for Allagash Brewing Citizen BBQ: Citizen is also headed Worcester Mag on Tap will be hanging out at Company in Portland, Maine to the patio for the afternoon Smokestack Urban Barbecue. It’s your chance to dish out on August 24. The restaurant on August 7. Join them for complaints or compliments to the Worcester Mag staff while will be closed to the public for authentic grilled delights trying out the new barbecue joint in town. Guests 21+ who the night so you can enjoy an paired with big, jammy, order a drink with Cabin Fever Whisky will have a chance to win exclusive evening starting with spicy and bold red wines. a Cabin Fever gift basket, with a bottle of Cabin Fever whisky an hour welcoming reception Chef Steve is not holding signed by the owners, Cabin Fever shot glasses and t-shirt, and followed by a four to five course back the barbecue big guns; a Smokestack gift card and t-shirt. Basically, you wouldn’t decadent dinner. Chef Alec will ribs, pulled pork, brisket and have to do laundry or go grocery shopping for a week. introduce each dish while Ted will chicken with some authentic Smokestack Urban Barbecue, 90 Harding St., discuss his delicious brews. Seating is sauce will all be served up. Space Worcester. 508-363-1111. strictly reserved to 65 people so make sure is limited and seating will be selected to RSVP soon. Reservations in advance only. 6 – 10 p.m. Pricing and menu TBA. Armsby Abbey, 144 Main St., Worcester. M W 508-795-1012.

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It’s August. The novelty of summer STEVEN KING vacation has n worn off, and restaurants are experiencing their slowest time of the year, right? Well, hold on to your dinner plate, for Restaurant Week has entered Worcester’s restaurant arena, sparking a firecracker to blaze through the sticky ennui and benefit restaurants and patrons alike.

Both Boston and Providence have been celebrating “Restaurant Weeks” for years. Last year Worcester, with its blossoming dining culture, joined the party - with brilliant results.

First Course: A little definition to whet the appetite

Worcester Restaurant Week, in short, features a number of Worcester’s premier and independent restaurants creating fixed pricing menus from August 2 to August 15. Most restaurants have a dinner menu of three courses for $22.10 plus tax and tip. Some restaurants, like members of the Worcester Restaurant Group (Sole Proprietor, 111 Chop House and VIA), O’Connor’s on West Boylston Street, and Shrewsbury’s Amici Trattoria are also offering competitive lunch specials. Other restaurants, like Bocado, are being creative at meeting the fixed price by offering collections of their tapas to groups: $44.20 for two, and $88.40 for four. Following the trend of the two nearby capital cities, the businesses of Worcester banded together last year to create their own version of the event to showcase the burgeoning restaurant culture throughout the area. This year’s event is chaired by Worcester’s own Kate Krock of KJ Baarons, Paul Barber of the Shrewsbury

For restaurants, it draws in new customers and creates an opportunity to thank existing customers by offering discounts on meals that are special or long-time favorites. It also gives people a reason to drive further into or out of the city to try something new, as Joe Marroni, proprietor for Worcester’s Northworks Bar and Grille, notes, “Some people normally drive only five to ten miles to go to a restaurant.” Celeste Maykel of Worcester’s EVO also points out that Restaurant Week creates an awareness for locations that people don’t know about. There are plenty of wellknown restaurant districts, but there are more amazing dining adventures awaiting off side roads and in the outlying towns. Every participating restaurant tries to give value to the customer, so patrons can and should - visit lesser known venues. On top of that, it’s fun! Diners can enjoy a leisurely three-course dinner, and for restaurants, “It creates activity for a restaurant… all of [the staff] are creating a deal for the customer, so it’s good for the staff as well as the public,” according to Jim Donaghue, owner of Tweed’s in Worcester.

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Pagio, Inc., a publishing, design and event-planning company. Barber says that it took some work to get it rolling last year, but customers quickly realized the value of the event. “It makes this economy a little tastier,” he says. “People do like to support local businesses, and we’re giving back to them: a little more value for their dollar.”

Second Course: Good for customers, good for restaurants For area residents, Worcester Restaurant Week offers an affordable taste of some of the area’s finest restaurants. Not only that, but the lower prices make it less of a risk to try something new - be it a new restaurant or a new cuisine. If you’re stuck at home for a “staycation,” you can make it a little special with a couple of restaurant trips - and the restaurants are looking to offer you a special event. “We are creative with our menus so the customer says, ‘That looks good, it looks creative. I’ve never seen those ingredients together, and I can’t do this at home,’” says Keivan Mizrahi, a manager for Worcester’s Viva Bene.

What makes Restaurant Weeks such an effective event is that it creates a win-

win situation. Everyone involved has a positive experience. Patrons get a great deal on delicious food, and restaurants get more exposure and a chance to pick up more business during their slowest weeks. “It much exceeded our wildest expectations last year, and we’re looking forward to it this year,” says Brendan O’Connor of Worcester’s O’Connor’s. Additionally, Scott Tessier, owner and chef for Worcester’s Porto Bello, has found Restaurant Week such a positive experience that he’s creating a regular fixed-price menu for the restaurant during two weekdays. John Piccolo, proprietor of Piccolo’s in Worcester, states, “We should’ve been doing this for years.” In case you want to make up for lost time, take advantage of the fixed price and hit a few participating restaurants during this event! Supporting a community of independent restaurants is a delicious undertaking, so plan ahead and start making reservations - most of the restaurants advise it - and get ready for Worcester Restaurant Week.

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Join in the celebration of Worcester icons, as seen through the creative eyes of two local artists, Doug Chapel and Joan Gage, at the Futon Company’s newest show Welcome to Worcester, which opens August 1 and runs through September 30. The show features several local landmarks portrayed in Chapel’s drawings and Gage’s digitally enhanced photographs. Some of the landmarks featured are Coney Island Hot Dog, the Paris Cinema, the Owl Shop, the Corner Lunch, Miss Worcester Diner, Boulevard Diner and Turtle Boy on the Common. The artists and the show will move outside to the Sole parking lot (118 Highland St.) on Sunday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as part of “Art in the Parking Lot”, featuring live art and much more. The Futon Company, 129 Highland Street, Worcester.

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Out to Lunch: Concerts on the Common happens each Friday through August 27. This 2nd annual summer concert series lets you take a break from your work day and head out to lunch on historic Worcester Common. Enjoy live music, grab a bite to eat, browse and buy the wares of area artisans and shop from area farmers in a mini-farmers market. On July 30 your lunchtime entertainment will feature Johnny Dollar Experiment as they deliver a feel good experience, an experience that only the hip and creative sounds of the sixties can conjure up. noon-1:30 p.m. Worcester City Hall Common, Front St. Call 508799-1175.

of Stanley Kunitz, native son of Worcester and former Poet Laureate of the United States (1905-2006) at the Birthday Celebration

of Poet Stanley Kunitz on Thursday, July 29. Share your favorite Kunitz poems, images and stories at this informal reading and discussion. Refreshments provided. Free. 7-9 p.m. Vasa Hall, first floor, 1 Ekman St. 508-479-7574 or visit wcpa.homestead. com.

Lisa Marie brings a musical landscape of acoustic roots music that spans country, gypsy folk, rockabilly, bluegrass, soul and blues – spilling lovely harmonies and tight acoustic arrangements. Hear for yourself at the Peanut Butter & Jam in the Park with Lisa Marie & All Shook Up on Friday, July 30. Bring a blanket or chair, and your lunch. Better yet, support our local sandwich shops downtown. Order from one of them! Rain location: Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm Street. Free. noon-1 p.m. Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury. Call 508865-3477.

Admit it, you’ll never wear that crocheted halter top you wistfully bought on a whim. Why not exchange it for something you WILL wear, at the Canal District Clothing Swap on Saturday, July 31. From 10 a.m.-12 p.m., bring a bag of clothing, accessories or shoes you’re ready to part with, making sure they’re in excellent condition (think quality not quantity). Then pick up your Canal District Self-Guided Map Tour and check out the new boutiques and restaurants in the Canal District offering special deals for swappers. Come back at 1 p.m. and swap your heart away! Swapping starts at 1 p.m. sharp and the good stuff goes fast, so be on time. If you didn’t bring a bag of clothes, but want to participate in the swap, you can buy a reusable bag from us and fill it up for $10. All remaining clothes will be donated to a local charity. $5 with clothes, $10 w/o. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Blackstone Canal District, 138 Green St., Kelley Square. Visit punkystyle.com.

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bard through Thursday, August 19. The 7th-annual festival presents The Taming of the Shrew performed by the Worcester Shakespeare Company in two versions — one with traditional (male/female) casting and one with Elizabethan (all-male) casting. $5 (Group rate), $15 (Students/ Seniors), $20 (General Admission). 6-8:30 p.m. Green Hill Park, Memorial Grove Amphitheater, Skyline Drive. Visit worcestershakespearecompany.org.

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Peter Krasinski is the featured performer at the Worcester Organ Concert at Mechanics Hall on Wednesday, August 4. Krasinski is an accomplished jazz and classical artist. The concert will include pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, Purvis and von Suppe, and will finish with Krasinski accompanying the hilariously funny Harold Lloyd silent film An Eastern Western. Patrons will be seated cabaret-style and are encouraged to bring their own lunch or buy one at the hall. Free. noon-1 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-5608.

and skimmers, clubtails, meadowhawks and darners. Come take a closer look at these high-powered eating machines! 8+. $6 Mass Audubon Adult Members, $8NM, $3 Child Members, $4 NM. Family rate $18 members, $24 nonmembers. 10 a.m.noon Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-7536087, massaudubon.org.

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Worcester Earn-a-Bike Shop Kid Bike Sale pedals in on Saturday, July 31. Only $5 for a reconditioned used bike can make the difference between a blah summer and one that offers fun and exercise. Bikes can disappear in the first hour, so come early. Also available are trikes, scooters

and helmets for $5 as well. Worcester Earn-a-Bike is a nonprofit communitybased bicycle program, whose mission is to teach fun, affordable bike repair to neighborhood youth and community members by providing tools, instruction, and repairable bikes and parts. The program allows people of all ages and backgrounds to volunteer for 5-10 hours then choose from one of our donated bicycles. Contact Gray Harrison at 508579 9093 or gray@worcesterearnabike. org if you have any questions. Noon3 p.m. Worcester Earn-a-Bike Shop, 34 Cambridge St. 508-579-9093 or worcesterearnabike.org.

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Join Pakachoag Music School for a week of Creativity for ages 4-6 during Creative

Arts Week on Monday, August 2 - Friday, August 6. As part of a troupe of actors, visit a different place during each day’s story time. You’ll be able to act out your favorite characters and adventures, and make story-related arts and crafts. You’ll also learn some new songs. A short end-of-week performance is planned for parents. $140 (one week). 9:3011:45 a.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, Education Wing, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. Call 508-791-8159 or visit pakmusic.org.

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Laugh your smartass off at the Mister Smartass Theater 3000 Live Comedy/movie show happening on Wednesday, August 4 at the Lucky Dog. Plus, a live comedy show immediately follows the MST3K show. FREE. 8:30 p.m.2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. Call 508-363-1888 or visit myspace.com/ luckydogmusichall.

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On Saturday, July 31, Trish Wooldridge will be blogging for 24 hours to raise money and awareness for the Bay State Equine Rescue (baystaterescue.org). She will be highlighting local businesses, editors, authors, and horse folk throughout the day, along with sharing some of the heartwarming - and heart breaking stories of rescue horses she’s worked with. People can continue to sponsor her through the 24 hours from 9a.m. July 31-9a.m. August 1 by sending donations directly to the rescue via her blog at http://novelfriend.blogspot.com Every little bit helps - and so does the sense of community, so join the horsey-fun with the BSER Blogathon!


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ARTSWorcester, ARTSWorcester presents Drawn to Life: Concept and Craft in Contemporary Art, through Aug. 20. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or artsworcester.org. Booklovers’ Gourmet, Retracing Roots: A Grecian Odyssey by Lesley Tonna, Through July 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3.com/book. EcoTarium, ESI: Gulf Oil Spill, Tuesdays, Saturdays, through July 31; ESI: Asian Longhorned Beetle, Tuesdays, Saturdays, Aug. 3 - Aug. 7. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12 adults; $8 for children ages 2-18, college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508929-2700 or ecotarium.org. Fruitlands Museum, Flights of Discovery Exhibition, Through Nov. 15; For the Birds: Art from the Mass Audubon Collection, Through Nov. 15; Sculptor Joseph Wheelwright’s Tree Figures Exhibition, Through Nov. 15; SUNDAYS@ONE: The 21st Century Bird Artist, Sunday. 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-4563924 or fruitlands.org. Higgins Armory Museum, Exhibit: Beyond Belief: The Curious Collection of Professor Rufus Excalibur Bell, Through June 20, 2011; WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31, 2011. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $10 for Adults, $7 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. Museum of Russian Icons, Grand Discovery: Icons Acquired from Private European Collections, Through July 30; Museum Docent Gallery Talks, Thursdays, through Aug. 26; Prosopon School of Iconology Icon Writing Workshop at the Museum of Russian Icons, Through July 31. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children free. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978598-5000 or 978-598-5005 or museumofrussianicons.org. Old Sturbridge Village, Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 free. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or osv.org. Post Road Art Center, Call to Artists: Landscape Show 2010, through Aug. 5. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-4852580 or postroadartcenter.com. Prints and Potter Gallery, American Craft Gallery, through Dec. 31; Fishing The Reef, Friday - Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508752-2170 or printsandpotter.com. Rollstone Studios, NatureWorks Art Exhibit, Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Aug. 22. Hours: 11-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Admission: fre. 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or rollstoneartists.com. Worcester Art Museum, The Museum Cafe is Open, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Aug. 28; Wall at WAM: “Actions Speak,” THINK AGAIN (David John Attyah and S.A. Bachman), Oct. 30 - Oct. 17; What Matters, through Aug. 22. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $10 adults, $8 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all Saturdays, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org. Worcester Historical Museum, Exhibit: Elementary Worcester, Through Aug. 7. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-7538278 or worcesterhistory.org. Worcester Public Library, Bottles, Bottles and More Bottles: Ceramic Process, Through July 30. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday Saturday. 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1655 or worcpublib.org. WPI: George C. Gordon Library, 120 Years of Fine Printing : the Story of Woodbury and Company, Through Sept. 24. 100 Institute Road. wpi.edu.

music >Thursday 29 Elm Park Concert 2010 Series. Worcester Jazz Orchestra 6:30 p.m. Elm Park, Highland St. and Park Ave. parkspirit.org. Crazy Dave and Farley! Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Mister Vic performs for families. Singing, Dancing, and lots of Family fun! Dinner will be served if you’d like....$8 per family. Please pay online before the night of the show! greatbrookfarms. com. $8. 6-7:30 p.m. Great Brook Farms Cafe, 356 Main St., Bolton. 978-779-6680 or greatbrookfarms.com Summer Concert Series on the Plaza. Join us for the summer concert series, featuring a different band every week! July 29: Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band (Sponsored by Unibank) FREE. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Alternatives Unlimited, Inc., Alternatives Community Plaza, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. 508-266-6502 or alternativesnet.org. Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band. A community band consisting of approximately fifty talented musicians from the Blackstone Valley and beyond. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Alternatives’ GB and Lexi Singh Performance Center, 60 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. bvccband.org. Thursday Night Music Series. 7-10 p.m. Devens Grill, 4 Ryans Way, Devens. 978-862-0060. Open Mic Night W/ Bill McCarthy Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 120 Charlton Road, Sturbridge. 508-347-0174. Acoustic Thursday w/ Matt Beniot. FREE. 8 p.m.-midnight Halligan’s Sports Bar and More, 889 Southbridge St., Auburn. 508-832-6793. College Night - Redcarpetworcester.com. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. Jesse Garcia Live. blues & rock with guitar & harp Free. 8 p.m.-midnight Banner Pub, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Open Mic Jam. All players and singers are welcome! FREE. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. Flock Of A-Holes Celebrate & Honor the 29th Anniversary of the “ROYAL WEDDING” with an “ALL-BRITISH SET” with guests (from GB) Bobbie Peru and more! $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on facebook. 18+ College Thursdays. DJ Nick & DJ U-KNO Blazin the BEST! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Audio Wasabi. Brian Chaffee offers up a different musical theme every week. check gardnerale.com for this weeks theme! Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or myspace.com/audiowasabi. Cabaret w/ Cha Cha & Dr. Nat! No Cover! 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Metal Thursday XCIX: Necronomichrist, Mowgli, Holding Steady The Heartbeat Of Hell, Dhoulmagus. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Sketch Night with The Burlesque Girls. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Sound in Stone. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. The Dive Bar Thursdays. Duncan Arsenault hosts this weekly music series at The Dive Bar, featuring musicians from all genres. 21+, ID required FREE. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dive Bar, 34 Green St. thedivebarworcester.com.

Thursday Night is 18+ Night W/CAVAN & Guest D.J.’s Every Week. Under 21 $5 21+ FREE. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Jay Graham Live! Free. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Funky Murphy’s, Andy Cummings Live. $3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Hooligan’s, 29 Blossom St., Fitchburg. 508-272-5092. Shane Hall and The TickleBomb Trio. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

>Friday 30 Out To Lunch: Summer Concert Series. Johnny Dollar Experiment. Worcester Common 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. This season’s series will include expanded food offerings as well as artisans & crafters, and a farmers’ market. Free. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Worcester City Hall Common, Front St. 508-799-1400, ext. 252 or outtolunchworcester.org. Peanut Butter & Jam in the Park-Lisa Marie & All Shook Up. Lisa Marie brings a musical landscape of acoustic roots music that spans country, gypsy folk, rockabilly, bluegrass, soul and blues ~ spilling lovely harmonies and tight acoustic arrangements. Bring a blanket or chair, and your lunch. Better yet, support our local sandwich shops downtown. Order from one of them! Rain location: Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm Street. Free. noon-1 p.m. Asa Waters Mansion, 123 Elm St., Millbury. 508-865-3477. Crazy Dave and Farley! Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 6-10 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Jazz at Sunset Concert Series: The Mohegan Sun All-Stars. Audiences looking for a rocking good time can always count on The Mohegan Sun All-Stars. Come hear the power and energy of these all-stars and enjoy the grand finale to the 2010 EcoTarium Jazz at Sunset concert series. $18, $15 per EcoTarium and WICN members and Commerce Bank debit cardholders. Free for children 12 and under. $80 per four-person advanced reserved table.. 6:30-8:30 p.m. EcoTarium, Sundial Plaza, 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2703 or ecotarium. org/activities/jazz. Bill McCarthy. MySpace.com/ BadClownProductions Free! 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-8531350. Live Music Night: Fiske & Herrera. Acclaimed acoustic folk duo play live on our outdoor patio. 7-11 p.m. 420 Main Steakhouse & Martini Bar, On the Patio, 420 Main St., Sturbridge. 774-241-0386. Music Concert Series. A weekly outdoor concert featuring fine local, regional and national performing artists. Fun for the entire family! Refreshments, snacks, burgers & dogs, and super premium, all natural ice cream are available in the Country Store. free entrance. 7-8:30 p.m. Sweetwilliam Farm & Country Store, 153 North St., Upton. 508-529-2000 or sweetwilliamfarm.biz/id3.html. Outdoor Concert with Shazam. If 20% or more chance of rain, event will be inside the VIP Lounge inside the Sturbridge Host, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM. FREE. 7-11 p.m. Oxhead Tavern, 366 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-7393. Trophies of Grace. Whether it is a classic worship song, an original or hard rocking tune, they use all musical styles and bring their love of God and worship of the King, into a reality people can connect with. Free. A love offering will be taken. 7-11 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-864-5658 or millchurch.org. Fernando Holz Quintet. Fernando Holz is a Brazilian singer/ songwriter in the tradition of Jobim, Djavan and Ivan Lins. His effortless singing style is like a gentle ocean breeze, and his sambas will have you dancing in the aisle. $15 ($12 Members; $14 Students/Seniors). 8-11 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or amazingthings.org . Live Brazilian Music. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Pampas Churrascaria continued on page 22

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Nothing says summer quite like reggae and on Thursday July 29, Tammany Hall will be filled with the sounds of reggae fusion thanks to Set the Sunrise, Satellite Rockers, Raffi Der Simonian and the Wicked Hangin Chads. “Our music is spiritual music, and the music comes through inspiration sparked by everyday life and doing our best to stay positive no matter what everyday life brings. I would call it socially conscious music, expressing concerns for the world at large and locally,” says Jason Rondeau, singer/songwriter and guitarist for the Satellite Rockers. For a big-top, high-flying night, see former circus pit band Cirkestra (pictured) at Nick’s on Friday July 29. “I started as a clown in Ringling Brothers when I was 17 years old,” says accordion player Peter Bufano. “We started in 2005 as a circus pit band, roaming around the country, playing under the big top. We’ve worked as band creating original scores for Circus Smirkus and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus” If that is not enticing enough, they describe their music as eclectic klezmer/ tango/Eastern European and influenced by jazz. Circus peanuts not included. Peace, love and rock n’ roll will be the theme at No Fights Fest with Nemes on Saturday July 31 at the Quinsigamond Village Community Center. The No Fights Fests started as a way to have shows without fights breaking out among the crowds, delaying performances and killing the community vibes, says Nemes bassist Greg McKillop. “The kids who come to these shows are the best people in the world. They get there early, stay for the whole show and watch every band,” says McKillop. Nemes, a folk-inspired pop-punk group, will also be releasing an acoustic version of their CD, “Third Times A Charm!” at the show and the lengthy lineup of pop-punk groups will not disappoint. J U LY 2 9 , 2 0 1 0 • W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M

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Restaurant, 145 E Central St. 508-757-1070. . Toddamy to play Harvest Cafe. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Tony Yodice - Acoustic Fridays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Rage A.T. Machine tribute “Gorilla Radio” with the Stone Temple Pilots tribute “TINY MUSIC” with Slack and 1st is Brodie. $8. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or myspace.com/ luckydogmusichall. Big Gunz. Big Gunz returns with all of your favorite covers from the 80’s, 90’s & 00’s!!! 21+ $5, Under 21 - $10. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), MSB Showcase Club, 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. Chyldz Play. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Cirkestra! No Cover! 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Pete the Polak, DJ. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Phantasia Fridays with DJ Tony-T. DJ Tony-T lights up the Fusion Dance Club spinning the HOTTEST Top 40, Mash-Ups and Hip Hop. Lounge opens at 9:00 pm - Dance Club opens at 10:30 pm. Coat Room available with attendant. No Cover Charge. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Ric Porter and the Sons of the Soil. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Sean Ryan. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Victory Bar & Cigar, 56 Shrewsbury St. 508-756-4747. That 80’s Band. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. The Sift, Bova Chevo, Electric Mummy, The Last Second. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Tigerlilly. $3 after 9:30pm (subject to change). 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. Drunken Uncles. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Allgos Sweets and Drinks, 58 Shrewsbury St. 508-304-7129. The Great Whiskey Rebellion. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877.

>Saturday 31 Class of 1984 Burncoat - Home Coming Party for Darlene Guinette (Digga). 7 p.m. Art’s Diner, 541 West Bolyston St., Worcester. John Michael Montgomery performs at Indian Ranch at 2:00 PM. Jonatan Scott and Blazing Hearts open. Free parking. See Website. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road, Webster. 508-943-3871. RockFestDale II New Bay Colony-ROCKdale Legion. RockFestDale II. 2-8:30 p.m. American Legion: Northbridge Oliver Ashton Post 343, 198 Church Ave., Northbridge. The Summer Slaughter Tour. Decapitated Cephalic Carnage / Decrepit Birth / Carnifex / Animals As Leaders/Vital Remains / As Blood Runs Black / Oceano /Arsonists Get All The Girls / ABACABB /Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza / Circle Of Contempt / Burning Masses / Blind Witness / This Or The Apocalypse $20 adv. / $22 day. 3 p.m.-midnight Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Piano Under The Stars. Enjoy Mixer’s Patio. Featuring Bobby Gadoury on the Piano outside under the stars. The music of Frank Sinatra and all the old favorites. 6-10 p.m. Mixers Cocktail Lounge, 90 Harding St. 508-762-9499 or find them on facebook. An Evening 4 Stephan. “Get your Doo Wop On” DJ Dance Party with special guests: Tom Zotos & Dicky Dibonaventura: A Banjo Pub Redux, with DJ Bruce Marshall of WARE 1250AM & a Car Show! Proceeds to benefit local schools. $15 Donation. 7-10 p.m. The Cannery, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. Auntie Trainwreck. Playing outside on the patio for the first

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time ever, and starting nice and early - 7 p.m.-11:30 a.m. Emerald Isle, 49 Millbury St. 508-792-3830. Outdoor Concert with Shazam. If 20% or more chance of rain, event will be inside the VIP Lounge inside the Sturbridge Host, 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM. FREE. 7-11 p.m. Oxhead Tavern, 366 Main St., Sturbridge. 508-347-7393. Bill McCarthy & His Guitar. MySpace.com/ BadClownProductions Free! 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508-886-4600. Dana Lewis Live! Great Food, Full Bar, Lottery & Me. Playing the Greatest Hits of the 60’s to the 80’s. Come check it out. FREE! 7:30-10:30 p.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., Shrewsbury. 508853-9091 or myspace.danalewismusic.com. Andy Cummings. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Spruce Street Tavern, 68 Spruce St., Clinton. 978-368-1255. Harvest Cafe presents Mark Lemaire - Acoustic Guitarist. 8-10 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Henri Smith with the Workingman’s Jazz Band. New Orleans vocalist Henri Smith presents all the flavours of New Orleans including swing, funk, brass band-second line, R&B, hard bop, Latin, Blues, and Calypso. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. On the 5 - Blues, Funk & Rock n Roll. 8 p.m.-midnight Coldbrook Resort & Campground: Woodside Tavern, 864 Old Coldbrook Road, Barre. 978-355-4648 or onthe5.com. Boston’s “80’s Electro-Sex-Dance-Band” Lovewhip with The Reach and much more! Electro-sex-o DANCE rock! $8. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or myspace.com/luckydogmusichall. 3 Guys Plumbing opening for The Jukebox. $15. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Point Breeze On the Lake, 114 Point Breeze Road, Webster. 508-943-0404 or find them on facebook Gilmour’s Breakfast. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Great Whiskey Rebellion, 28 Degrees Taurus, Miars, Ashlands Attic! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Hat Trick. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Hit the Bus. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Jack Babineau performs. free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or gardnerale.com. James Keyes, the Ten Foot Polecats, Scott H. Birham! No Cover! 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. JCDC. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Partner’s Pub, 970 South St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5051. Not in Kansas. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Pat Benetar Tribute - with Fired Up! Fired Up! - Ultimate Benatar Tribute show brings all the favorite tunes from the 1980’s rock Queen, Pat Benatar, to the stage for a show that will blow your mind! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. Ric Porter and the Sons of the Soil. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. 508-363-3507. Spin Suite Saturdays with DJ Soup. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. The Earl Gray Band. Band 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Little Red & The Riders reunion. last area appearance of the year by Ann Souza (aka Little Red) don’t miss her before she heads back to Houston!!! 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181. Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877.

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>Monday 2 Driftin’ Sam Politz 7pm-9pm, Karaoke 9 to Close! 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508753-4030. Lydia Warren on “Blue Monday”. free. 7:30-11 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122 or gardnerale.com. Open Mic Monday Nights w/ Bill McCarthy. Free! 7:30-11:30 p.m. Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553 or Myspace.Com/Openmicworld.

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Tanya Tucker Tanya Tucker In Concert at Indian Ranch. Jacy Dawn opens. See Website. 2-6 p.m. Indian Ranch, 200 Gore Road,

Rick McWilliams and Commonwealth Dixieland Jazz. No Cost. 2-3 p.m. Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement

Community, Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle. 508-8268007 or briarwoodretirement.com. Jam Night. Looking to start a Jamm Night @ Lc’s Lounge Any Interest should give Kaz a call @ 508-926-8844 FREE. 7-11 p.m. LC’s Lounge Live Music / Karaoke, 287 Main St. 508-926-8844. Open Mic Night w/ Bill McCarthy Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Borelli Octet featuring Linda Dagnello 7:30-9:30, Bobby Gadoury American Songbook Sing-a-long 10 to Close! No Cover. 7:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. “Totally Tuesdays” Rad tunes in the Diner played every Tuesday Night! 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Big Jon Short. bigjonshort.com no cover. 8-10 p.m. Armsby Abbey, 144 North Main St. 508-795-1012 or armsbyabbey.com. Open Mic with Shane Hall. 1 food or drink item purchase. 8-10 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St. 508-479-8311. Vincent’s presents Scott Ricciuti, Michael Thibodeau and John Donovan every Tuesday night. 8-11 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Open Mic. All styles, genres and skill levels welcome. Free. 8:30 p.m.-noon English Social Club, 29 Camp St. 508-754-3900 or myspace.com/briandolanmusic. Electric Open Mic & Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373.

>Wednesday 4 Open Jam Sessions. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Canal Sports Pub, 177179 Millbury St. 508-304-7327. 23rd Annual Free Summer Concert Series. Lively music presented by some of the area’s best loved music groups. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and families; no pets, please. Refreshments are available for purchase. Note: In case of rain, inside seating will be exclusively for Willows residents and their guests. Free. 7:15-8:30 p.m. The Willows Courtyard, 5 Lyman St., Westborough. 508-366-4730. Open Mic Night hosted by Sax Player Joe Ferreira. Dinner is served until 5-9pm. Reservations accepted. After Dark menu, desserts and cocktails until closing. http:// harvestcafeonline.com 978-567-0948 No Cover, Pass the hat for the host. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978-567-0948. Open Mic Night The Raven Music HALL. Open Mic Night 258 Pleasant St. Hosted By John Franklin Free. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Online 978-868-6340 or theravenrox.com. Forbidden Bass Wednesdays: Nlytn, Dan Desumthn, Huge. Doors open at 9p.m. Only @ Rehab Nightclub 244 Main St Worcester. 18+ Plus event. VIP loft section open to all! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Club Rehab, 244 Main St. Find them on facebook.com. Open Mic Night with Sessions Promotions. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. Starving Artist Open Mic- Hosted by Josh Briggs and Tony Yodice. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 Water St. 508-792-0900. Bands Upstairs: Teamwork, East Hundred, The Canon Logic. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Wasted Wednesdays with DJ Soup. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247.

poetry >Thursdays 29 The Little “a” Poetry Series. The Little “a” Poetry Series occurs every Thursday night around 7:30 at the Q and is hosted by Cowboy Matt Hopewell. We have an open mic followed by a featured poet. To book a feature, e-mail Matt at themadcowboy@ gmail.com. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St.

>Sunday 1 The Poets’ Asylum. Join Worcester’s longest running poetry


Upload your listings at our newly redesigned website worcestermag.com. Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. series every Sunday night for an open mic reading followed by a featured poet and/or a poetry slam. Our feature this week is Dave Keali’i , a Worcester resident for about three years, who has also been a Poets’ Asylum co-host for about the same time. This is his last area feature before he attends the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in the fall. For more info please visit our website - http:// poetsasylum.org/ . Please put some money in the bucket to support the feature.. 6-9 p.m. Jumpin’ Juice & Java, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800.

508-835-4475. Final Season Auditions for all levels of Choirs Wednesday, August 4 - Wednesday, August 25. The Worcester Children’s Chorus is pleased to announce that additional audition dates have been added for young singers interested in the 20102011 season. No fee to audition; reasonable annual membership fee for training/rehearsals/performances. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Assumption College: Kennedy Memorial Hall/Public Safety, 105, 500 Salisbury St. Call 508-767-7077.

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Worcester Tornadoes VS Quebec Capitales. $5-$18. 7:05-11 p.m. College of the Holy Cross: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, 1 College St. 508-749-3166, ext. 131 or worcestertornadoes.com.

>Sunday 1 Worcester Tornadoes VS Quebec Capitales. $5-$18. 2:05-6 p.m. College of the Holy Cross: Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field, 1 College St. 508-749-3166, ext. 131 or worcestertornadoes.com.

>Thursday 5 Worcester Adult Kickball Info Session. The Worcester Adult Kickball League will be hosting an informational session about its Fall League on August 5th from 7-8 pm at the Perfect Game which is located at 64 Water Street. If you would like to attend or if you would like more information please contact Greg at gboyce@kickball.com. 7-8 p.m. kickball.commasevenhills.

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Orlando’s Comedy Jam - Thursdays through December 31. A Showcase of New England’s best comics, hosted by Orlando Baxter. 5 BUCKS. 8-9:30 p.m. Fifth Amendment, Frank Foley’s Comedy Safari, 90 Commercial St. Call 508-812-0093. Worcester Shakespeare Festival - Fridays through August 20. The 7th annual Worcester Shakespeare Festival presents The Taming of the Shrew performed by the Worcester Shakespeare Company in two versions -- one featuring traditional (male/ female) casting and one featuring Elizabethan (all-male) casting. $15 (Student/Senior), $20 (General Admission). 6-8:30 p.m. Green Hill Park, Memorial Grove Amphitheather, Skyline Drive. Visit worcestershakespearecompany.org. Open Mike Comedy - Saturday, July 24 - Sunday, November 11. Hosted by a variety of local comedians under the leadership of Andy Paquette. 7-9 p.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. Call 508-754-3516. The Sexiest Show in Town - Monday, July 26 - Tuesday, May 24. Come laugh with some of the best comics from the Worcester and New England area. Hosted by Shaun Connolly. Buy a pitcher, get a FREE pizza! Every 2nd and 4th Monday! FREE. 8-10 p.m. The Center Bar and Grille, 102 Green St. Into the Woods (Jr) - Wednesday, July 28 - Saturday, July 31. $8 per person. 7:30-9 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. Call 508-869-6887 or visit calliopeproductions.org/ intothewoodsjr.shtm. Donizetti’s Elixir of Love - Friday, July 30. Gaetano Donizetti’s joyous masterpiece about a magic love potion, and the destiny of a love triangle involving a lovable bumpkin, a dashing sergeant and the bewitching town flirt. $20 ($18 for TCAN members), $15 students/ seniors. 8-11 p.m. TCAN Center for Arts, 14 Summer St., Natick. Call 508-647-0097 or visit natickarts.org/tcan_ticketinfo.php. West Boylston Summer Theatre - Friday, July 30 - Saturday, July 31. Beyond Therapy, an uproarious play by Christopher Durang, satirizes the dysfunctional and often blurred nature of some of America’s most “basic” relationships - lovers, acquaintances and therapists. Proceeds used to support school arts & music education. $8. 7:30-9:30 p.m. West Boylston Middle High School, Auditorium, 70 Crescent St., West Boylston. Call

Hustle Classes (Int). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. The Hustle is a fast moving, energetic dance characterized by its many turns. $50pp. 5-6 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com. Salsa/Bachata (Int). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. The West Coast Swing originated from the Savoy Style Lindy dance. $50pp. 6-7 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com . Waltz Classes (Int). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. The Waltz, with its ¾ rhythms and strong accent on the first beat, was born in the suburbs of Vienna. $50pp. 8-9 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com.

>Friday 30 Open Practice Dance Session. Practice steps, choreography and floor craft. Ballroom, Latin, Swing & Hustle music. Jeans ok. 7- 10pm, $10pp Admission. $10pp. 7-10 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com.

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>Sunday 1 Ballroom Dancing at the Hilltop. Beginner to all level of dancers and friends welcome! Singles and Couples! For more information or more detailed directions contact Dr. John Santos, Director of Nature’s Classroom: 508-868-2942 $10 - includes refreshments. 4-7 p.m. Prindle Pond Conference Center / Nature’s Classroom, Hilltop Lodge, 19 Harrington Road, Charlton. 508-8682942 or naturesclassroom.org. Eight To The Bar Dance Party. 6pm Doors Open 6:30pm Beginner Friendly Group Swing Dance Lesson 7:30pm. $12. 6:3011 p.m. Leominster Elks Lodge 1237, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. 978-263-7220 or dance2swing.com.

>Monday 2 Beginner Merengue/ Cha Cha. Singles and couples welcomed! Come learn the sultry Merengue and the flirty Cha Cha. $50 monthly membership includes all classes. 7-8 p.m. Poise, Style, and Motion, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910. Advanced Samba. Singles and couples welcomed! $50 monthly membership includes all classes. 8-9 p.m. Poise, Style, and Motion, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910.

>Wednesday 4 Beginner Foxtrot/ Swing. $50 monthly membership includes all classes. 7-8 p.m. Poise, Style, and Motion, 97 Webster St. 508-752-4910.

classes/ workshops >Thursday 29 Working with Your Gifts - An Intermediate Psychic Development Workshop Level 2. In this intermediate workshop we will explore further, and expand upon, the development of your psychic abilities. You will be introduced to

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different tools to assist you in connecting with your intuition and your guides. Through various exercises you will learn techniques to help enhance your gifts as well as interpret the information you receive. Register online at generations-gifts.com $49. 6-9 p.m. Generations Healing Center, 250 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-3310.

>Saturday 31 Reiki Level 2 - Workshop & Certification. Reiki Level 1 certification is required to take this course. This class will cover 2nd degree symbols and how to use them, distance healing, scanning, and healing techniques. You will receive Reiki Level 2 Certification upon completion. $150. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Generations Healing Center, 250 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-3310.

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Mystery Book Club Jacob Edwards Library August 2010. The Jacob Edwards Library is pleased to present a monthly book discussion. The group is informal and friendly and new participants are welcome. Library staff will obtain copies of each title, one month before the discussion date. Please inquire at the Information Desk. Future Titles: August 2010 - Open Season by Archer Mayor to be picked up in July for discussion in August. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jacob Edwards Library, Reading Room, 236 Main St., Southbridge. 508-764-5426.

>Wednesday 4 Neighborhood Nature at Elm Park. Drop in anytime for activities, crafts, stories, and nature walks. Take a break from the playground to learn about the plants and animals that can be found in Worcester through hands-on projects and games. This is a free program. For all ages. Free. 1-4 p.m. Elm Park, Highland St. and Park Ave.

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The Chemical Distance

It’s hard to get a handle on The Chemical Distance’s latest release, The Pain & The Progress. On one hand, the mechanized drums, multiple shredding guitars, tenebrous bass lines, and slickly produced random voice samples on “Sugar” suggest a serious industrial sound. On the other, Michael Hauptly-Pierce’s vocals are just plain funny. “Old Man” kicks off with Hauptly-Pierce awkwardly rapping about how he can “reinvent” his “real intent.” And seconds later, he sings in a voice best described as an imitation of Scott Stapp from Creed, but exaggerated to make fun of Stapp’s over-the-top vocals. This interplay between kick-ass industrial tune-age and ridiculous vocals, while jarring at first, tends to grow on one. Like on “Life’s Blood,” where Otto Kinzel’s speedy techno drums and brain-melting guitar riffs seem to hum perfectly in tune with Hauptly-Pierce and guest’s slowed-down, devilish-sounding vocals about “grinning and swimming in your blood like wine.” It takes some getting used to, but The Pain & Progress is a fun and unique take on industrial rock. chemicaldistance.com.

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TOWN OF MILLBURY MILLBURY PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE In accordance with Chapter 41 of the Massachusetts General Laws, Section 81-T, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 7:15 p.m. in the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on the application of Paul J. Valois, property located at 54 and 58 South Oxford Road, Millbury, Massachusetts, for a Definitive Subdivision Plan, resulting in a property transfer owing to a shift in an interior lot line. No new lots will be created. The plan is available for inspection in the Planning Board office. Anyone wishing to be heard on this application should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chairman

TOWN OF MILLBURY MILLBURY PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 41, Section 81W of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., in the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, to consider a modification of the Open Space Development Special Permit under Millbury Zoning Bylaws Section 14.11(f) and Site Plan Review Special Permit under Millbury Zoning Bylaws Section 14.11(l) for the 19 lot subdivision entitled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Park Hill Village,â&#x20AC;? specifically to modify the configuration of Open Space Parcel #2 to resolve a property line dispute. Plan is available for inspection in the Planning Department during regular business hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place specified above. Richard Gosselin Chairman

TOWN OF MILLBURY 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, August 16, 2010, at 9:15 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, on the application of Fadi El-Massih, property located at 54 and 56 Canal Street, Millbury, MA, for Site Plan Review Special Permit under Article 1, Section 12.4 of the Millbury Zoning Bylaw, and for a Post-Construction Stormwater Management Permit under Section 16-3 of the Millbury General Bylaws, to re-develop the site by relocating and expanding the existing gasoline filling stations, constructing a new retail building, and reconfiguring parking areas. Plan is available to view in the Planning Office. Anyone wishing to be heard on this application should appear at the time and place designated above.

TOWN OF MILLBURY The Board of Selectmen in the TOWN OF MILLBURY will hold a Public Hearing on, August 10, 2010, 7:15 p.m. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act upon the Pole Petition of Charter Communications to locate a pole and all attached fixtures, wires, cables on Providence Street: On the north side, approximately 75 feet east of concrete bridge abutment. Also to lay and maintain underground laterals, cables and wires in the above or intersecting public ways for the purpose of making connections with such poles and buildings as petitioner may desire for distributing purposes.

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, at 7:15PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Paul Laverdiere, Sutton, MA. The project consists of installing a 200 s.f. aluminum removable dock, and the removal of 4 trees, in same location, replacing trees with row of blueberry bushes, on Map 9, Parcel 1, Lot 2, for 75 Singletary Ave, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw.

Docket No. W01C0206CA Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate And Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 831-2200 In the matter of: Anthony Dominic Shippole of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts To all persons interested in petition described: A petition has been presented by Anthony Dominic Shippole requesting that Anthony Dominic Shippole be allowed to change his name as follows: Anthony Dominic Scirpoli. IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO, YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT AT: WORCESTER PROBATE AND FAMILY COURT ON OR BEFORE TEN Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM) ON: JULY 27, 2010 WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: June 29, 2010 Stephen. Abraham Register of Probate Court

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TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 7:30PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Notice of Intent submitted to the Conservation Commission by Matt Smith, Shrewsbury, MA. The project consists of a single-family home construction, on Map 22, Parcel 134/7, at 62 Eight Lots Road, Sutton MA. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw.

TOWN OF SUTTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall, on August 5, 2010 at 7:30pm on the petition of Jason and Christina Tetreault for a variance from Sect. III(B)(3)(Table II) of the townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bylaws for rear setback relief as well as a finding from MGL.ch40A.§6. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 60 Boston Road, Sutton MA on Assessors Map # 11, Parcel # 164. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk

TOWN OF SUTTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall on August 5, 2010 at 7:35pm on the petition of Mary Lou Mulhane, for a finding from MGL ch.40A.§6 for the construction of a second floor addition on a pre-existing nonconforming structure and also the extension of the roof line into the side yard setback. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 16 Sunrise Drive, Sutton MA on Assessors Map # 14, Parcel # 40. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk

TOWN OF SUTTON ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall on August 5, 2010 at 7:45pm on the petition of Timothy and Maureen Britt for a rear line setback variance from §III(B)(3) (Table II) of the zoning bylaws and a finding from MGL ch.40A.§6 for the replacement and expansion of a non-conforming structure on a pre-existing non-conforming lot. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 47 Carrier Lane, Manchaug MA on Assessors Map # 53, Parcel # 34. The property is located in the R-1 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Richard Deschenes Board of Appeals Clerk

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WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY MODERNIZATION/NEW DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT INVITATION FOR BIDS MA12-1 GBV Building 44 Six Apartments Rewiring The Worcester Housing Authority will receive sealed bids from Electrical Contractors for MA12-1 Great Brook Valley Building 44 at 105 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 115 Constitution Avenue, Worcester MA 01605 Rewiring Project until 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the ofďŹ ce of the Worcester Housing Authority, Modernization/New Development OfďŹ ce, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Estimated construction cost is $48,000. All bids must conform with provisions of General Law (Ter. Ed.), Chapter 149, Section 44A to 44L inclusive and the Instruction to Bidders. Filed sub-bids will be taken for the following portions of the work: N/A Copies of the contract documents prepared by Worcester Housing Authority may be obtained Friday, July 30, 2010 after 10:00 a.m. at the above address by depositing $25.00 in the form of a company check, made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority, for each set of documents so obtained. The amount of the deposit will be refunded to each person who returns the plans, speciďŹ cations and other documents in good condition within ten (10) days after bid opening. Bidders requesting contact documents to be mailed to them should include a separate check in the amount of $15.00 for each set payable to the Worcester Housing Authority to cover mailing and handling costs. The contract documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, 34 Crosby Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730 Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Norcross, GA 30092 ProjectDog, 18 Graf Road Unit #8 Plan Room, Newburyport, MA 01950 Each bid shall be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the form of a bid bond, issued by a responsible surety company licensed to do business in Massachusetts, or a certiďŹ ed check, or a treasurerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s or cashierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s check issued by a responsible bank or trust company, made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority as follows; a. By bidders for General Contract in the amount of 5% of the bid price. Each General Bid shall be accompanied by: (1) Non-Collusive AfďŹ davit attached to the bid (2) Form HUD-5369A Representations, CertiďŹ cations and Other Statements of Bidders (3) Previous Participation CertiďŹ cate HUD Form 2530 Attention is called to the following: a. Provisions of Equal Employment Opportunity; b. Provisions for payment of not less than the minimum wages as set forth in the SpeciďŹ cations; c. Provisions of Chapter 14, Acts of 1966, Imposing a Temporary Sales Tax, Section 1, Subsection 6 (d) and (k) exempting the Authority from the operation of such a chapter; d. Requirement to furnish and pay for a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Bond as set forth in the speciďŹ cations, e. Insurance certiďŹ cate indicating coverage for public liability, property damage and workers compensation, in accordance with the contract requirements, must be ďŹ led by the successful bidder upon signing of the contract. A pre-bid conference will be held at 2:00 p.m. on August 11, 2010 at 81 Tacoma St. at which time bidders will be invited to visit the project site(s) with the a Worcester Housing Authority representative. Failure to attend or visit the premises shall be no defense in failure to perform contract terms. The Worcester Housing Authority reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waiver any informalities in the bidding if it be in the public interest to do so. No bid of a General Bidder shall be withdrawn, after opening thereof, prior to thirty (30) days, Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays excluded, after the approval by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of the award of the general contract, without the consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. No bid of a Sub-Bidder shall be withdrawn, excluded, after award of the contract to the General Contractor without the consent of the Worcester Housing Authority. Worcester Housing Authority Roland G. Carlson, Chairman

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Lifetime E! FX USA Network TNT TBS ESPN ESPN2 Comcast SportsNet NESN Golf Channel Speed Channel Versus CNN CNN Headline News MSNBC CNBC Fox News The Weather Channel SPIKE TV TV Land

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Comedy Central ABC Family Cartoon Network Nickelodeon Disney Channel History The Learning Channel Animal Planet National Geographic Travel Channel Discovery Channel Style HGTV Food Network TruTV A&E Network Turner Classic Movies American Movie Classics Syfy MTV VH1

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Worcester Mag July 29, 2010