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October 21 - 27, 2010

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he field of nursing has been a solid career choice for men and women for decades, serving a honorable status as a respectable vocation that offers a valuable service to society. In that respect, nothing has changed in the field of nursing – except that nursing itself is experiencing a change at its core, as this week’s cover story “Where have all the nursing jobs gone” from Barbara Taormina has exposed. From a shift in health care trends, an economy that has left hospitals forced to make deep staff cuts, to a shortage of nursing instructors, the pathway to a nursing career is not so easily navigated as it once was. As recent graduates are learning, those nursing jobs once touted as a sure thing is spinning into an evolution of the profession. Read on to see how students, veteran nurses and local facilities are dealing with the changing face of nursing, and learn how the latest evolution of nursing may be the new backbone in the future of health-care reform.

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October 21 - 27, 2010 ■ Volume 36, Number 7

Lender bender Foreclosure moratorium has no effect in Massachusetts Jeremy Shulkin City to test pilot recycling program that will give 250 homes larger bins – and they’ll have wheels! +2

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n the midst of a foreclosure crisis, major banks and mortgage lenders have been accused of fraudulent foreclosures, back-dating paperwork, rubber-stamping documents without Worcester Tree Initiative keeps reviewing them and buying and planting. Just 25,000 trees to go! +2 selling titles so many times that some homeowners don’t even know who 5 shootings in one night. No fatalities, they’re supposed to make their house payment checks out to. but plenty of scars. -3 In response to political pressure from judges and attorneys general, three of the largest mortgage lenders (JP Morgan Watergate breaker and all around Chase, PNC Financial Services Group Journalist (with a capitol “J”) Bob and GMAC Mortgage) announced a Woodward gives a free speech at Holy moratorium on foreclosures in 23 states, Cross. We took notes. +1 and Bank of America, which recently absorbed giant lender Countrywide, halted foreclosure sales in all 50. UMass Medical School continues But the foreclosure process hasn’t it’s stellar work in the fight against Lou stopped in Massachusetts for one simple Gehrig’s Disease, finding a link between reason: unlike those other 23 states, familial and sporadic cases. Keep it up. in order for a lender to foreclose on a +2 house here, they don’t have to go in front of a judge. This doesn’t help mortgage holders, Embattled police officer Mark Rojas argues the Legal Assistance Corporation awarded a $50,000 pension for the of Central Massachusetts’ Andrea Park, rest of his life (he’s only 37). Where are a member of their those wasteful spending protests when Foreclosure Defense you need ’em? -2 Project team. “It’s powerful at a time like now where Bank of America to resume judges are now foreclosure process in all 50 states looking for those after an internal review found no cases mistakes,” she says, of fraud or mismanagement. You can noting that the only always trust those internal reviews. -2 time a judge sees a foreclosure case in Massachusetts Deion Branch returns to New is when the England. It’s like he never left. +1 lender initiates it, something that rarely happens. National Grid commissioned Judges have been art project pops up in front of the credited for finding Worcester Youth Center. Take a look. +1 flaws in lender’s “chop shop” system, where the faster This week: +2 a foreclosure trial Last week: -5 moves – even at the Year to date: +49 cost of inaccuracy – the faster the company can turn

around and resell the house. In response, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts’ attorney general, put out a call to lenders, calling for a moratorium on all foreclosure evictions and sales, writing letters directly to Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and Ally Financial. In those letters, Scott Schafer, the chief of the AG’s Consumer Protection Division, specifically cited those firms’ use of “robosigners” that “signed thousands of documents a month without reading them,” “falsely claimed…that the affiant reviewed attached documents” and “notar[ized] documents prior to signing…or when the signatory was not present before the notary.” But without judicial review, the AG’s warnings hit a wall. “We don’t have the teeth to enforce it,” says former Mass Alliance Against Predatory Lending coordinator and author Grace Ross. “(Lenders) can disregard it.” JP Morgan Chase, GMAC and PNC Financial did not return reporter phone calls and e-mail inquiries. A Bank of America spokesperson directed a reporter to a statement on its Web site, now rendered moot by its

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announcement Monday that an internal revue showed no fraud or mishandling of cases and that the bank will resume foreclosure processing in all 50 states. Without any judicial review, does the state have any avenue to stall foreclosures? “The legislature calling for a moratorium would be more powerful,” suggests Park, who adds that legislation to create judicial review has recently been proposed, but hasn’t gone anywhere. Ross says Governor Patrick could create a triage program for where homeowners could bring their cases to independent legal councilors, or the state’s banking commission could use its political leverage “to demand on moral ground” that banks cease foreclosing. But the takeaway is that right now the one safeguard that has stalled dubious foreclosures in 23 other states isn’t in place in Massachusetts. And lenders aren’t exactly sending a sincere message when they halt the foreclosure process in states where they can get caught by a judge, but continue in the others.


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Senatorial smackdown Bill Higgins wages war on Harriette Chandler Jeremy Shulkin

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ven though he didn’t officially announce his candidacy until September 25, it’s not exactly fair to say Northborough Republican William “Bill” Higgins came out of nowhere to battle incumbent since 2000 Worcester district 1 Senator Harriette Chandler. His name was on the September 14 primary ballot (running unopposed), and he is a familiar name in local politics. He formerly chaired the Northborough Town Democratic Committee, served on the Northborough/Algonquin school committee in the 1970s and 1980s and switched parties ten years ago, but not without first working on campaigns for Democratic politicians Congressman Joseph Early and state Senator Daniel Foley. His most notable achievement came in during the 2000 election, however, when he appeared on the general election ballot as Reform party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan’s running mate – but only in the state of Massachusetts. He’s also running on the right rhetoric in the right year to do it: lowered taxes, term limits and the claim that he’ll donate 100 percent of his legislative salary to charities in his district, like the United Way. He’s even walked some of the walk: after being endorsed by the Citizens for Limited Taxation, he returned the $200 donated to him by

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SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY: For anyone interested in the specs of Mahoney’s for sale bar, “one of the oldest and most respected business brokerage and appraisal firms in New England” (their own quote) is describing it as a “great turnkey opportunity,” “a bar you could be proud to own” and with gross sales of $200,000 in 2007 and 2008. The “motivated seller” is asking for $79,000.

NOTRE DARN: Before the purchase of Notre Dame des Canadiens by Hanover Insurance/CitySquare II, LLC was completed, one of the best rumors regarding the space was that the Higgins Armory would relocate or set up shop in the building. Unfortunately, that rumor has been quashed by museum board president James Donnelly, who says that idea hasn’t even been broached to the group.

HINT HINT: Last Thursday during a debate on WCRN, sheriff candidate Tom Foley mentioned that before campaign season took off, he met with another Democratic “state rep.” who was interested in the seat, but backed down because of Foley’s background. It doesn’t require much sleuthing to figure out that state rep. was Vincent Pedone. Pedone says Foley speaks the truth, and that the only way he could have beaten Foley would have been to run a negative campaign regarding his disability pension, something he “wasn’t going to do.” He also seemed to give Foley a little endorsement, adding, “If this was about who was qualified then this wouldn’t even be a race,” but he qualified that by saying the pension is a “political issue” that needs to be vetted by voters.

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NAGE RAGE: Hot on the heels of last week’s cover on union/city relations, the National Association of Governmental Employees (NAGE) local 495, which represents 400 city laborers, began court proceedings this week in one of their nearly one dozen suits against the City of Worcester.

THE SOCIAL NETWORK: Kate Toomey has been known around town for being the most technologically accessible city official, with two Facebook pages and a Twitter page, but Konnie Lukes has positioned herself as tech-savvy as well. In a council meeting two weeks ago she asked for a review of what city departments use social networking sites and this week, after seeing a city administration report answering her questions, she said “we’re only at the tip of the iceberg.” Toomey followed immediately by adding she’s long championed the city having an expanded presence on the intertubes. Toomey does have some right to feel like the social media tiara was taken off her head and given to Lukes. A quick look through Worcester Mag’s online city council archives shows that as recently as March 25, 2009, Toomey pushed for the City Manager’s office to join Twitter – a request that was pooh-poohed by the council. KEEPING IT CLASSY: Western Representation PAC, a group that has involved itself in advertising for Republican senate and congressional candidates like Nevada’s Sharron Angle, Alaska’s Joe Miller and Massachusetts’ Sean Bielat has inserted itself — and a nice chunk of cash – into the 3rd congressional district. Recently, the group began airing a radio ad hammering on Jim McGovern’s “I think the Constitution is wrong” gaffe – fair game in election season. But towards the end of the commercial they quickly mention that McGovern’s “been arrested twice in the last five years,” without saying what for. So it’s fair to mention that those arrests came while twice protesting the Darfur genocide in front of the Sudanese embassy in Washington, DC. Other US Representatives were arrested alongside McGovern at these protests, including Keith Ellison, the country’s first Muslim congressman, John Lewis, a Georgia Rep. who survived brutal beatings during the Civil Rights era, and the late Californian Tom Lantos, who, as the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to Congress, knows a little something about genocide. Keep up with Worcester news and political gossip in 140 characters or less by following @JeremyShulkin on Twitter. OCTOBER 21, 2010 • WORCESTERMAG.COM

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Dear Editor, Last month, Worcester Mag published a story about the ups and downs of new green technology installations in Worcester [The Greening of Worcester]. It is encouraging to see clean energy finally being taken seriously. All across America, we can harness the wind and sun to power our future and leave dirty, dangerous energy behind. In fact, we possess some of the world’s best renewable energy resources. But instead of embracing a clean energy future, some members of the U.S. Senate are supporting measures that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from curbing pollution from big smokestack industries, the largest source of global warming pollution. For instance, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller’s Dirty Air Act (S. 3072) would ensure that big polluters continue to enjoy an unfair competitive advantage compared to those of us in the business of creating clean, renewable energy like wind and solar power. We are falling behind in the global renewable energy race. Proposals like Sen. Rockefeller’s measure would keep us hooked on old, polluting energy sources and delay investment in clean energy technology and new clean energy jobs. I urge Senators Brown and Kerry to oppose Sen. Rockefeller’s bill and any other measure that would delay the transition to a clean energy economy. Sincerely, A NDR EW S MYT H , Field Organizer, Environment Massachusetts Boston

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Yourturn Alcohol doesn’t deserve a tax break Vic DiGravio and Maryanne Frangules Massachusetts voters face a critical choice on Election Day, and not just in the campaign for governor. Question One on the ballot will ask voters to create a special tax exemption for alcohol at retail stores – and slash $110 million from a budget already facing a $2 billion deficit. It’s a reckless fiscal and public health policy measure that should be voted down. If approved, Question 1 would change the state’s sales tax law to carve out a special exemption for alcohol sold at retail stores. Alcohol would still be taxed at restaurants and bars. The only items that are exempt from the state’s sales tax are basic necessities, like food, clothing and prescription medicines. Alcohol is not a basic necessity and doesn’t deserve a tax break.

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You think this is easy? Think again. ’m waiting for the Ibuprofen to kick in; maybe the kink in my neck will ease up in 40 minutes or so. Maybe then the rock-hard knot in my lower back will soften. Maybe I shouldn’t be carrying 50 lbs. of textbooks and papers on my back everyday. Go figure. I’m teaching at North High this year; in this, my 20th year as a school deptartment employee, I have a student roster that hovers around the 125 mark, give or take the occasional kid with a penchant for steering clear of all things educational. I have a homeroom class made up of juniors to whom I’m teaching “The Crucible.” I have study-hall duty and four classes of freshmen. They’re on different learning levels, so I create at least four different weekly lesson plans. I tell you this only because I want to paint a true picture of your average teacher’s day. Contrary to the recently turning tide of opinion, teaching is no walk in the park. Somehow, teachers have become the scapegoats for all that ails society. We are money-grubbing; we are lazy. We are ill-equipped, we are over-paid. We have too many vacations and too-short workdays. Yup – that’s us: hogs at the taxpayer’s trough. Last night – Sunday, that is - I corrected papers until my head snapped back on my neck. I was determined to get 30 open-response questions and 79 vocabulary tests corrected before bed, along with creating the weekly lesson plans. That was at 11 p.m. I’d been at it since 3:30 p.m. or so, and the alarm clock was set for 5 a.m. And if you’re curious about my pay, let me be clear: if I wasn’t a free-lance writer on the side, I wouldn’t break 50 thou. Oh, yeah. I’m in it for the money, alright. Did I mention my sore back? It hurts because I don’t have a classroom. I share three different rooms with other teachers, and I carry my wares on my back like a hobo with a bindle stick. I now know why kids complain about the four minutes between bells. Our digs aren’t glamorous, but there’s a new North High being built right behind the one I work in now. It was supposed to be built about 30 years ago, when the original North High became obsolete and morphed into condominiums. But the North High of today was never

In radio ads currently running in Massachusetts, proponents of Question 1 argue that residents are flocking to New Hampshire and buying tax-free alcohol there. Aside from the dubious financial wisdom of spending time and gas money on a trip to New Hampshire to buy alcohol, the ads are not true. Actually, sales in New Hampshire are down slightly from their 10-year average of 5.1 percent growth. There has been no spike in alcohol sales in New Hampshire. However, alcohol sales are up in Massachusetts by 4 percent in the past quarter, according to the Department of Revenue. As public and fiscal policy, it makes no sense to exempt alcohol from the sales tax. Forty-five other states (all the states that have a sales tax) apply it to alcohol. The Massachusetts alcohol tax is clearly in the mainstream for all states. Every dollar of the tax goes to essential addiction prevention, treatment and recovery and public health services, through the dedicated Substance Abuse Treatment Fund. This fiscal year, it will bring in about $110 million in revenue to support vital health programs. The Committee Against Repeal of the Alcohol Tax is a group of more than 160 healthcare, human service, community, union and business groups that have banded together to get out the message about the impact of the

meant to be a high school; decades ago, it was called Harrington Way Junior High School, and it was built to house 700 students – middle school kids, not the 1,200 young adults currently sardined into the crumbling site. Some days, the stairway feels like we’re playing a game of “How many teens can you cram into a phone booth?” Only there’s no phone booth—just a mosh pit of sorts. Despite the work load, like every other teacher I know, I enter school each Monday ready to teach. Sometimes it feels as if I’m trying to teach people who are aggressively fighting me to remain unenlightened, but I keep trying. My mother would credit my tough Polish heritage – her side of the family. Sometimes I think it’s simply a matter of sheer stubbornness, which knows no ethnicity. So when I hear about movies like Waiting for ‘Superman’, a documentary that touts the miracles of charter schools against the supposed abject failures of America’s public schools, I have to shake my head. The film follows five families as they try to escape the swamp waters of public schools for the fresh and sparkling-clean rose waters that are charter schools. I read about the film in a September issue of TIME magazine – the one with the cover that read “It all starts with teachers…and why it’s so hard to find good ones.” Suddenly teachers are Public Enemy No.1. Maybe I should have gone to see “…Superman” on October 6. That was the Wednesday night when North held “Know Your School Night.” I’d prepared little info packets for parents – earlier in the day I asked my students to truthfully answer five or six questions about their own classroom performance. They were honest in their self-assessments, pointing out what needed their attention, describing both weaknesses and strengths. I was proud of them for not taking the safe way out by padding the truth. I was excited to share the information with the parents who came to meet me – all nine of them. That’s right – out of 125 students, the parents or guardians of nine children ventured in to the classroom that night. And just when I wonder if I’ve made a huge mistake, working my butt off for low wages and nothing but brickbats from a clueless media and politicians who wouldn’t last 10 minutes in one of my classes, I find a Post-It stuck to my water bottle: “Thank you very much, Ms Harvey. I appreciate what you have done for me! – Ivannah No, Ivannah. Thank you. Now open your book to page 162 and stop chatting. We have work to do. Janice Harvey can be reached at editorial@worcestermag.com alcohol tax repeal. According to a poll conducted this spring by the Committee, 58 percent of voters are opposed to repeal. A State House News Service poll recently found the numbers had climbed slightly to 60 percent and a Boston Globe poll found similar opposition to the alcohol tax break. But proponents of the repeal are spending over $1 million to secure a Yes vote. So who’s behind Question 1? The liquor industry, which stands alone on this crusade. Not one organization outside the industry has endorsed the campaign or even contributed money to it. Even business associations have spurned the liquor industry. They argue that the state cannot afford the lost revenue, and that it would be unfair to give preferential treatment to alcohol in the state’s tax code. The alcohol sales tax, paid only by those who purchase alcohol, goes directly to a fund for treatment of addiction. We can’t afford to repeal this tax. That is why people should vote no on Question 1 on November 2. Vic DiGravio is president and CEO of the Association of Behavioral Healthcare. Maryanne Frangules is executive director of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery. They co-chair the Committee Against Repeal of the Alcohol Tax.


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is that she’s “very ultra-liberal.” According to him, he even once told a supporter to not speak ill of his opponent. Chandler is aghast at the allegations and just as riled up by his almost daily e-mails to the press where he claims bribery, contribution bundling and political activity ranging from immoral to illegal. “It’s totally based in distortions, inaccuracies and untruths,” Chandler argues. She even sent out her own release to combat it, criticizing Higgins for “character assassination” and “wild and reckless accusations.” He’s argued that she voted for a legislative pay raise while a state representative, but the legislature voted on it at the tail end of 1994, before she arrived in the House. In 1996, when the legislature made a calculated play to tie it to a constitutional amendment that called for incremental pay raises every year, Telegram & Gazette records show Chandler voted against it. But Higgins contends that her support in 1998 allowing a referendum where voters approved a constitutional amendment that tied legislators’ salaries to median income has increased her pay, and that she is complacent about that pay raise every year by voting for a budget with those new salaries factored in. Chandler says she didn’t take raises in 2003, 2009 and 2010. He accuses Chandler of accepting gifts and donations from pharmaceutical companies while trying to end a ban that prevented drug reps from taking doctors and clients out for dinner and providing gifts. Chandler counters that not only did she vote against overturning that clause, but she even spoke on the Senate floor in favor of keeping the gift ban in place. As for the home internet and cell phone bills, Chandler doesn’t have a constituent services office in the district. Instead, her home office – complete with an internet connection and cell phone – serve as her local home-base.

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He also points out that she took contributions from dentists while fighting to get dentists to accept MassHealth coverage. The state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance, the watchdog agency policing politician’s contributions, donation and finances, hasn’t found any reason for reprimand regarding these allegations. “The fact that I’m defending myself is offensive to me,” she says, when talking about Higgins’ attacks on her finances. But every time Chandler protests Higgins’ ads, he hits back with another e-mail accusing her of lying about her record. “Chandler’s campaign ads are intentionally evasive because she wants to avoid his disclosures while accusing him of telling ‘lies’ and indulging in ‘character assassination,’” Higgins’ campaign wrote in an October 19 press release, after Chandler’s own ads were broadcasted. Another interesting subplot in the race is the lack of coverage it’s received in local media – nowhere near the hype of other nearby state representative races. Higgins says he has no idea why there’s been so little coverage. One theory is that the barrage of e-mails and angry ads has shied outlets from coverage. Another is that he just hasn’t done the outreach. “He’s been an interesting candidate in that he’s taking the track of attacking his opponent,” says WTAG’s Mike Messina. “Has it turned off press coverage? Maybe.” “I personally am not a fan of negative advertising and campaigning.” The bigger question he asks, though, is “do voters get turned off by it as well?” Higgins profile should pick up considerably over the few remaining weeks until Election Day. He says he has appearances scheduled on talk radio, and appeared on the Peter Blute show last week. He’ll also have a chance to debate Chandler on Thursday, October 21, at Quinsigamond Community College.

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Like other registered nurses, Jessica Maerigal says caring for people who need her help is a complicated challenge with huge pay-backs— and jobs don’t get any better than that. But Maerigal, who works at the Seven Hills Pediatric Center in Groton, also says people in her line of work do best if they have natural instincts and abilities.

“Nurses need to be compassionate,” she says. “It’s not just what they learn through nursing education, it’s what’s in their hearts.” Still, Maerigal says that the more education she has, the more she’ll be able to do in this field, and she wants to do a lot. So, last month, she started a RN-tobaccalaureate-program at Fitchburg State, a two-year program that will let her parlay her associates degree in nursing into a four-year degree, something more hospitals and other health-care employers are looking for these days. It’s a lot of work, time and money, but Maerigal figures that it’s well worth it—except for one looming concern. Over the past few years, positions for registered nurses which once flooded job listings have slowed down to a trickle, and nursing graduates looking over their career prospects seem to be feeling everything from stoic to stunned. Just a few years ago, anyone who made it through nursing school and passed the state licensing exam was considered set in their career. Not only could nursing grads call their own employment shots, they could go wherever they wanted, whenever they wanted, and find a good job. Those jobs are still out there, but not in the major cities at prestigious hospitals where new nurses expect to find them. Today, nursing grads are encouraged to look at

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Old school A graying faculty has some educators worried about the future of nursing schools While there may be some differences of opinion on exactly what’s behind the current nursing glut, there’s across-the-board agreement on another major problem for nursing students – a lack of qualified instructors. Throughout the country, a significant number of nursing educators are closing in on retirement age. According to a 2008 survey of faculties from 664 nursing programs, the average age of professors was 59. The age range for associate professors averaged out at 56 and assistant professors at 51.  Because nursing is physically demanding, the natural assumption has been that older nurses who wish to continue working would naturally gravitate towards teaching. But there are several roadblocks to that career path. Massachusetts requires all faculty members in nursing programs to have at least a master’s and preferably a doctoral degree. Nurses who successfully grind through graduate programs do the math and realize that while teaching has its rewards, it also has some major economic disadvantages. “Historically, nursing faculty always earn less than what they would get paid working as acute-care nurses, much less,” says Anne Marie Catalano, head of the nursing department at Anna Maria College. According to the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing, that salary gap ranges from $4,000 to $16,000, and it’s getting wider. Pay scales for nurses with advanced degrees have continued to rise while salaries for college and university faculty have remained flat. Some educators watch their students go out and earn more than they do during their first year of nursing, says Catalano.

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While pay is the top reason most nurses pass on a second career in education, it’s not the only problem. Graduate programs can be intellectually grueling and financially draining. Roughly half of the nurses who opt for an academic career are between the ages of 45 and 54 while less than 7 percent of nursing doctoral candidates are younger than 35. In other research fields, the majority of Ph.D. candidates complete their degrees by the time they celebrate their 33rd birthday. “We’ve been trying to interest more students in continuing on with their education,” says Catalano. “But education is hard; the job takes a lot of wear and tear.” And according to the Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Nursing, some nurses find that after they spend the money and do the work, they realize that  academic life isn’t all that. And because they are starting relatively late, they don’t have much time to build a second career or to move forward with a particular area of research. Two years ago, the Fairlawn Foundation awarded Worcester’s Nursing Pipeline Consortium a $120,000 grant to run a three-day workshop at Worcester State College on opportunities in nursing education. Many who attended said it was great stuff but there was no rush of resumes to fill faculty vacancies at nursing schools which, according to a survey released last month by the AANC, now stands at 880 jobs. Catalano figures the best way, and maybe the only way to make teaching an attractive career path for nurses is to adjust the salary. “Maybe what is needed is some sort of government-supported faculty, not unlike what happened with science and engineering faculty a few years ago,” she says. “A lot of money got funneled into education where it was needed.”

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From left: Lynne Starbard, Chairperson, Mass Nurses Association; Bill Lahey, RN, Saint Vincents; Carolyn Moore, RN, Bargaining unit for Saint Vincents. endangering patients by cutting nursing hours, and they are toting a truckload of studies to back up that claim. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not enough nurses, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a safety factor issue,â&#x20AC;? says Moore. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t run smoothly, and you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do the work you need to do.â&#x20AC;? Officials at UMass Memorial Health Care, the largest hospital system in central Massachusetts, say staff cuts reflect a drop in demand for inpatient services. They believe the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s limited resources

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The MNA launched its annual meeting in Worcester last week with a rally outside of UMass Memorial to protest cuts they say put their patients at risk. “The hospital had $90 million in profits over the last 15 months, and yet we’re laying off nurses at the start of flu season, when there are never enough beds,” says Lynn

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Doreen Manning

Every Halloween season there are scare parties, kid parties and – admit it - a few lame parties you’ll feel compelled by friendship to attend. But no other gathering of ghouls matches the class, creative vibe and ambiance like Cirque Du Noir, back for a third year on Sunday, October 24 – this time at The Citizen Wine Bar on Exchange St. in Worcester.

Based on the idea to bring art, music and creative black attire together to raise money for the Worcester County Foodbank, local inspirations Michelle May and Andreea Waters have created an event that has the spirit of Halloween, the atmosphere of a film noir version of Cinderella’s ball and a heart of shining black gold. Each year May and Waters gather the best of the creative community in greater Worcester to donate art for a one-of-akind auction – with total proceeds to the Worcester County Foodbank totaling close to $5,000 from past years. This year’s kind-hearted artists are Nicole Tamarin, Toni Henneman (who will also be running a Zentangle workshop), Scott Boilard, Laura Niemi, Erin Wolczik, Ryan Arruda, Emily Quillen, Donna Dufault and Scott Erb, Jessica Burhans, Sarah Brueck, Scott Holloway, John Pascarelli, Cynthia Woerhle, Vlad Babau, Andreea Waters, Karen Davis and Michelle May. Auction items range from photographs, paintings, drawings, Zentangle inspired art, and handmade jewelry. On top of the chance to own a one-of-a-kind work of art, there will be some serious art fusion on hand to entertain you while you bid. If you’re not sure what art fusion is,

imagine talented artists, illustrators and tattoo artists, such as Antonio Fonseca, Scott Boilard, Aaron White, Emily Quillen, Jeff Gemma and Gunnar Gaylord, all collaborating on a shared canvas in front of a live audience. The final piece will then be added to the auction for all to bid upon. Top all of this art off with music presented by The Esthema Trio, featuring classically trained violinist Onur Dilisen, with Andy Milas and Tery Lemanis. Also providing mood music will be Goli with Vessela Stoyanova and Valerie Thompson. According to May, this year’s theme is “Expose Yourself” – but she doesn’t mean busting out the bare skin, but rather subjecting yourself to the creative community that we live in each day. “This is our way of motivating people to get into the Worcester culture area,” explains May. “Crossing groups over. Just a play on words to be provocative and challenge people to go out in Worcester on a Sunday. Cirque Du Noir is also meant to promote these artists and musicians to new people not currently involved in the art scene in Worcester. Discovery is amazing.” Waters explains her own feelings about Cirque Du Noir, saying “[it] feeds our creative spirit and energy, giving Worcester what we crave - art, music and celebration for a wonderful cause,” says Waters. “Now in its third year, it is so exciting to see how the community fully embraced the event, helping us make the evening a continuous success for WCFB.” Cirque Du Noir III. 2010. Sunday, October 24. $25. 7-11 p.m. Creative Black/(minimum) All Black Attire. The Citizen Wine Bar Worcester, 1 Exchange St. Call 508-459-9090 or visit cirquedunoir.org. Cirque Du Noir is on Facebook and Twitter @ festivalcreativ and @kaiandgipsy.

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Local rock group Herra Terra’s first full-length album, Quiet Geist, is set to be released on October 23, with a recordrelease party to celebrate the

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Herra Terra’s John Tonelli (vocals, keys) and Gregg Kusumah-Atmadja (guitar) had been playing in and out of bands for a number of years before they came together to release a threesong EP in 2006. Today’s version of the

band solidifies a full-fledged sound with the addition of Brad Caetano (drums, percussion) and Adrian Bettencourt Andrade (bass, keys/programming). Since then, they have been able to bring their music to a whole new level. The first track off their tightly produced debut album, “Ejection Seats,” offers

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Margaret Lanzetta’s art uncovers, translates and replicates the pulse and spirit underlying both the visible artifacts of human culture, such as regional architecture, and the less obvious, such as commonalities in the practices of different religious traditions. An upcoming exhibition, Pet the Pretty Tiger, Works 19902010, at the Cantor Gallery at Holy Cross College, gives viewers the chance to observe thematic recurrences and elaborations in the artist’s work over the past 20 years.

time all but ruled Indian culture and commerce, investigates such phenomena as meditative practice and Islamic architecture. Lanzetta notes “the use of pattern to celebrate the spiritual” in Islam, likening the practice to “repeating a mantra or saying a rosary” in other religions. In this series of paintings, which mirrors the culture that inspired it, “intense colors reference spiritual experience.” Lanzetta’s newest series of paintings, “American Time,” stemming from a Ucross Foundation Residency in Wyoming earlier this year, takes up “motifs derived from photographs of architectural details” and reflects the “horizonless landscapes and enormous open space” of the American West. All of Lanzetta’s work features repetition, both of imagery or pattern within each painting, and in each series of

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alumni-related shows during the summer. Hankins says the challenge for this show was to use the entirety of the gallery’s 1,800 square feet to present Lanzetta’s work in “a coherent and selective way,” to “show the evolution of the thought processes of the artist.” He points out that Lanzetta’s work has been “informed by periods of international study,” during which she’s had “the chance to look at and absorb visual culture in foreign locations.” Lanzetta, a 1979 Holy Cross alumna, received this opportunity for international exploration courtesy of a Fulbright Senior Research Grant, which allowed her to spend much of 2007 and 2008 in India and Syria. The series, which emerged from that time of study, “Company Paintings,” is an allusion to the East India Company, which at one

paintings as a whole. Her work might be said to straddle the worlds of abstract art and graphic design. Where Andy Warhol churned out representations of soup cans and pop icons, the cultural ephemera of his day, Lanzetta creates representations of the spiritual and protocultural themes and patterns, which give rise to and manifest themselves in our experience of different cultural traditions. She says she has always been interested in “the intersection of nature and industry,” and in “incorporating different cultural references.” She describes her work as “a distillation of experiences I have while not in the studio.” Her works have a mesmerizing, galvanic quality, with their simultaneous rendering of the familiar and the arcane, in endlessly repeating, yet endlessly varying incarnations. Margaret Lanzetta: Pet the Pretty Tiger; Works 1990-2010. Cantor Gallery, O’Kane Hall, College of the Holy Cross. October 21-December 15. Opening Reception: October 21, 5-6:30 p.m. 508-793-3356 or holycross.edu/cantorartgallery.

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Like the Beatleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous London rooftop concert in 1969, more than a few Worcesterites must have peered skyward several nights

in the fall of 2009 during the recording of Rooftop Recordings, a new release featuring 16 local musicians recorded live, somewhere along the skyline of Worcester, with local graphic designer turned impromptu producer Michael McMenemy at the DIY helm. Set to be released at Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar & Restaurant on October 24, the project â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a year in the making â&#x20AC;&#x201C; has been a labor of love for McMenemy, who pulled this undertaking together to highlight a new perspective on the thriving local music scene. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I liked the irony of bringing Wormtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;undergroundâ&#x20AC;? music scene up above the city,â&#x20AC;? says McMenemy. Taking note of the talented musicians playing in the city each night, McMenemy thought that the rooftop-recording aspect would create a fun, fresh element to the music, offering up a unique recording for both fans and nonfans alike and produce a novel way to share the breadth of talent in our area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d hoped that allowing all of the little background sounds to become part of the music [would give] the project more interest than a compilation disc of studio tracks. The sounds of the city wafting in add a little excitement to each track and give not only the feel of a live performance, but also a reminder that

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this recording is a great example of how strong and diverse the musical community is here in Worcester,â&#x20AC;? says Hanson, whose recording of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roll with the Tumbleweedsâ&#x20AC;? can be found on the disk, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and I hope this recording spreads that message.â&#x20AC;? For Pynn, a former member the now disbanded Orange Ocean, â&#x20AC;&#x153;this CD represents a rare chance when my own personal music is shared, out of the shadows onto the rooftop in some ways.â&#x20AC;? Ricciuti, of the band Huck, Preacher Roe, A Pony for My Birthday and other local ensembles, hopes McMenemyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project will help â&#x20AC;&#x153;illustrate the amount of talent here in our little burg of Worcester.â&#x20AC;? Rooftop Recordings really digs deep into the diverse musical scene that can be found in Worcester. As McMenemy explains, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The common elements in each song were only confined to the simple rules of play whatever you want, but you can only play instruments that can be carried up a ladderâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? At the CD release party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not on a rooftop (aw!) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but rather at the home for locally diverse music, Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 124 Millbury St. on October 24, 7 p.m., youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find a handful of the artists from the CD on hand to perform, CDs to purchase, and a chance to say thanks to McMenemy for gathering up these talented folks and letting them shine like a spotlight from the rooftops for all to see. mcnemesis.com.

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American Vampire by Stephen King, Scott Snyder, and Rafael Albuquerque (Vertigo) An examination of the American character by way of vampire stories — we don’t come off terribly well, but definitely slightly better than the vampires. The action is split between two distinct moments of American chutzpah — one the Wild West, the other the silent film era — and links the stories in such a way that the European reaction to American cocksureness is traced through the decades — we are the New World, even with our vampires. At surface, it’s about cowboy revenge and Hollywood debauchery and bloodsucking, but underneath there’s enough concept to make this a lot more engrossing than the usual vampire fare.

rather bizarrely, for that matter—on Italian grocers. With his usual finesse, Geary sits up the unusual history of the city as a backdrop for the kind of mysterious murders that took place, including one absurd moment where the killer demands jazz parties all around town to prevent him from striking one night. Of all Geary’s works, this is one of his creepiest. Tubby by John Stanley (Drawn and Quarterly) Cartoonist John Stanley continues to get the regal treatment in this latest volume of reissues - these in particular culled from 1954 and 1955 — and no one is more surprised than myself

De: Tales by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (Dark Horse) Short slice-of-life tales are stretched beyond their existential boundaries to present typical moments that reveal larger chunks of life. With subject matter revolving around picking up girls and hanging with friends, Brazilian twin creators Moon and Ba manage to inject their everyday concerns and movements with some level of surrealism that gives their stories an odd feeling. There’s definitely some thoughtfulness going on in depicting situations that others might offer up as more crass moments — and it’s that intellectual stirring that bubbles up from underneath and gives the reader something very different. Guerillas by Braham Revel (Oni Press) From the sheer horror of war to the utter absurdity of it, creator Revel follows the gruesome wartime experience of John Clayton and his encounter with an unlikely battalion made up of apes. As the origin of the battalion unfolds, Revel offers wartime action as the backdrop to a dissection of the misguided superiority of man — when a presidential plot unfolds to replace soldiers with animals, the question of who the real animals are is front and center. It’s like a particular gritty series within DC’s old Weird War Tales title. Terrible Axe Man of New Orleans by Rick Geary (NBM) Rick Geary’s latest true crime rumination is an undeniable blood bath that takes readers back to the Jazz Age city of sin and reveals a lesser-known serial killer who preyed mostly—and

when I say that this volume is the funniest thing I’ve read all year. From the very first story, in which Tubby grows a mustache and all hell breaks loose, Stanley filled these stories with an almost experimental energy, mining the inherent negativity of the characters with the across-the-board absurdity of children in comics in general to great effect. But mostly it’s just hilarious.

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The film Ajami opens with the fatal shooting of a young man on a quiet street, and the deeper we get into the movie, the less surprised we are by such violent episodes. The Ajami section of Tel Aviv boasts a mix of Arabs, Jews and Palestinians, Muslims and Christians, and given the opportunity for religious hatred, ethnic warfare, tribal conflicts, and plain ol’ family feuds, it’s a small miracle the place continues to stand. Violence is woven into the DNA here — a mean, tragic coda to a neighborhood’s worth of short stories begging for happy endings that will prove ever elusive. Structurally, the movie is similar to 2006’s Babel, which intertwined a series of stories in ways that only revealed themselves in the final act. Ajami also bundles together a group of tales using the connective tissue of a 19-year-old Arab named Omar. It was Omar who was meant to be the target of the shooting, a retaliatory hit by a rival Bedouin family with whom Omar’s uncle is warring. A local judge rules that for Omar and his family to remain safe, they’ll have to pay the Bedouin clan protection money worth thousands of dollars, money they don’t have. From there, Ajami gradually introduces us to the major players: Malek, an illegal Palestinian worker hoping to earn enough to pay for his mother’s cancer operation; Dando, an Israeli cop desperate to track down his missing brother; and Binj, a freespirit who draws the anger of his Arab friends for falling in love with an Israeli girl.

Besides his financial woes, Omar, a Muslim, is secretly romancing a Christian girl whose father is a powerful local businessman. To ask him for his daughter’s hand would not only be unwise, but could be suicide. For this and a dozen other reasons, he needs cash, and seizes on selling drugs as the quickest way to get it. Of course, introducing a drug deal to Ajami’s already simmering rage is like tossing a Molotov cocktail into a pool of oil. Without surrendering the details, the audience is given a front-row seat to a disaster-inthe-making told from multiple viewpoints. Ajami takes its time connecting the narrative dots — early on, the movie requires supreme patience from the viewer. Then, just when you’re feeling a little dazed and confused, the fog begins to lift, plot points and characters’ motivations make sense, and the consequences of even the smallest actions are illuminated. Interestingly, writers-directors Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani made Ajami with non-professional actors who improvised most of the scenes. As a result, their work seems born from shared experience and learned behaviors rather than from external coaching. It feels true, and it works. Ajami will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 and 3:20 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University as part of the Cinema 320 film series.

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For me, craft in film is like prose in literature. Vivid, clever, challenging descriptive passages are to an interesting novel what unexpected camera moves, eye popping cinematography and sprawling set pieces are to an engaging movie. Well-written characters that come to life in a book can translate as convincing acting on the big screen. Hereafter has all this, with the added pedigree of Oscar-studded star power in Matt Damon, screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Clint Eastwood. This film actually comes close to the experience of reading a work of character-driven literary fiction. But if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a novel, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more like one that I gave up on halfway through because, despite a plethora of impressive prose, I could tell where it was going all along, and that place was nowhere slow.

To begin, I never found myself caring a whit whether Matt Damonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s laconic, tortured ex-psychic George Lonegan fell asleep to a CD of a Brit reading from Dickens or took a dirt nap. His complaint that what he has isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a gift, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a curse is a clichĂŠ that was twisted much more effectively by Tony Shalhoub in the TV show Monk. And since Loneganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the main focus of the story, it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bode well. Neither did I give a ratâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ass when the identical twin in London with the hackneyed drug-addict mother loses his older-by-ten-minutes brother tragically and ironically just when he happens to be returning from the pharmacy with the cure for momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s addiction. As for the first strand of this slowly twisting tale of melodramatic mope, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the very precious Marie Lelay (Cecile De France) the French TV talk show host who nearly buys it in the

admittedly spectacular opening scene when a tsunami erupts out of a clear sunny day. She has a vision of the afterlife and it drives her to write a book about it. Her problems were predictable but I liked her character, although the way the entire section is done in French so that we can congratulate ourselves for being sophisticated enough to appreciate subtitles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that part can go. There were other people I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care about, too, like Bryce Dallas Howard as a lonely bim trying to pick up the dull psychic during a cooking class in a way-too-cute and interminable scene of blindfold tastetesting, followed by the inevitable downer after said psychic takes her home and comes clean about his creepy connection to the beyond. Or The Sopranoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wiseguy Steve Schirripa, an irking cartoon caricature intended to provide comic relief as the cooking teacher. Most disappointing of all is that, for all the hype and screen time expended, nothing new or remotely interesting is made of the afterlife, presented here as a fuzzy white field of nothing-in-particular that the camera zooms around, alighting on individual faces. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically a trope and a tired one at that. The film is far more concerned with spinning our heads with shiny distracting dead ends and attempting to tug earnestly at our heartstrings. You watch as what passes for the plot ploddingly puts the pieces in place that will ultimately bring the three characters together, to live happily ever in a land called Who Cares. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve already heard very positive reviews from a number of people, including some usually crusty critics, so with reactions like that and such a cargo of heavyweights aboard, this thing is no doubt Oscar bound. And, like Crash which plied a similar multi-character Big Message conceit, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as likely as anything else out there this year to win large. But right now Hereafter is riding a tsunami of hype that will keep people from seeing how vapid and pointless an exercise this really is. I expected much more on a provocative subject from such a quality screenwriter and top-notch director. Who ever thought death could be so boring?

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Having lived in California and devoted many mornings to breakfast burritos and evenings at closet-sized taquerias, I had questions about the new Mexican joint that claims to be “Tu Restaurante Favorito.” Will this chain that glows with florescent lights in the shopping mecca of Lincoln Plaza live up to its valiant slogan? Lola and I were greeted and immediately seated at a golden wooden table by our new “amigo,” as he called himself. We cozy up to the Mexican inspired décor and warm feeling of golden

lights hanging from the low ceiling. We feel graciously accepted as guests by our new amigo, as he welcomes us in Spanish before taking our beverage order. Lola ordered water, and my later-thanusual request for coffee was met with a fresh brew that was strong enough without being bitter. While pouring over the several pages of menu, we were served thin crispy corn tortilla chips, traditional salsa with a flavor that was not masked by the usual American chunkiness, and a sour cream sauce that was on the spicier side, even compared to the salsa. The appetizers at Plaza Azteca are served in plentiful portions, filling an oversized plate and consistently boasting mouth-watering freshness. Our first dish was the guacamole dip ($3.80) appetizer, which was pleasantly received. The dish was served cold, consisting of perfectly ripe avocado pieces, diced red onion and tomatoes; piled high on the chips, the two made a perfect pair – yet left one wishing for a tiny dash of spice and flavor, which usually accompanies the dip. Both entrees Azteca Especial ($9.94) and Seafood Chimichangas ($12.56)

continued the trend of freshness but also confirmed our desire for more flavor. The restaurant’s special of the day was two flautas, a single tamale, and two cornering piles of nachos made up of chips with fresh lettuce, tomato, cheese, guacamole, and just enough sour cream. Lola didn’t complain that both flautas were filled with chicken even though the menu stated one to be beef, especially since the meat was tender and moist. Having eaten a tamale while visiting Mexico, Lola was pleased with this similar American version; however, like the rest of the plate, it needed a little topping of salsa to spice it up. Chimichangas by definition are deepfried burritos. No bigger than three-inch rolled tortillas filled with shrimp and a small amount of crabmeat, they resembled

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enchiladas more than burritos, and were topped with a thinner queso sauce rather than the typical red or green sauce with melted cheese. That said, the dish still had my mouth watering until my stomach couldn’t stand another warm, delicious mouthful of cheesy seafood and tortilla. The side of warm beans topped with melted cheese and the crèma salad came closest to bringing me back to the Golden state. Lola and I packed our unfinished meals into take-home containers while agreeing dessert would not be possible after having eaten more than half of the very generous portions. I took a look anyways, and similar to the dinner menu, traditional Mexican desserts listed included churros, flan and fried ice cream. With tip our bill evened out to a reasonable $45 considering how full we were, while still leaving with lunch for the next day. For the portion size, price, and the rare New England opportunity to meet a new amigo and have him serve your dinner in Spanish, Plaza Azteca is a worthwhile stop when craving a hearty meal.

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Scout’s Honor: Open your eyes to a whole new world where Girl Scout cookies are not eaten by the sleeve all in one sitting. Some of New England’s finest food craftsmen will gather at Coral Seafood on Tuesday, October 26, to produce creative and elegant appetizers and desserts with the tasty snack cookies as part of the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Mass’s Fork it Over event. Look forward to live

entertainment and a silent auction with all proceeds from the night benefiting Girl Scout programming in the area. Call 800-462-9100 or visit gscwm.org for tickets. Coral Seafood, 225 Shrewsbury St., 508.755.8331.

there’s plenty of hickory smoked bacon, apple-wood smoked breakfast sausage and honey grilled ham to go around, too. Italian-bread French toast, eggs benedict, pancakes and omelets are among entrees everyone can enjoy. EVO, 234 Chandler St., 508-459-4240.

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vegetable to filet mignon, with soup, salad, vegetables, rice and dessert included. Squeeze into a spot at the sushi bar or live it up with friends at a teppan yaki table. Be sure to get the view of Kelley Square — it takes on a different character from a seat inside Takara. Baba Sushi 309 Park Ave. 508-752-8822 babasushi.com Winners of the 2007 Worcester Best Chef competition. The sushi at Baba is as fresh and creative — awesome to behold, and delicious to eat — as anywhere in town. Each item is a small masterpiece of attention and design. The menu is mostly sushi, sashimi and dishes otherwise featuring raw fish, plus a short list of chicken dishes. There’s no kobe beef or pork (with the exception of a pork dumpling and beef tartaki, a dish not unlike beef carpaccio). Finally, they provide a full complement of liquor and beer, including Sapporo in 22-ounce cans. Credit cards accepted. Guiseppe’s Grille 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northboro 508-393-4405

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guiseppesgrille.com For many, Guiseppe’s Grille may be an old favorite. The salads are big enough for two, from the creative — like insalata gorgonzola — to the traditional antipasto Guiseppe. The menu is otherwise populated with pasta classics and specialties, Mediterranean-inspired entrees, gourmet thin-crust pizzas and calzones. Top it off with selections from the dessert tray, or Guiseppe’s own fried dough, with your choice of sweet topping.

Kaizen Sushi Bar & Grill 479 Main Street, Route 20 Sturbridge, MA 01566 508-347-1088 .Kaizen479.com A good option for a special date or occasion where you don’t mind breaking out the credit card, Kaizen offers high quality sushi and sashimi at a price that is average for high-end foods. The ingredients are as fresh as possible, beautifully presented, and pleasing to the palate in flavor, balance and texture. In addition to sushi and sashimi offerings, there also a number of cooked dinner entrées of chicken, beef and seafood, as well as many noodle meals. Most of the cooked options are also prepared healthfully, grilled or steamed, and there are plenty of options for people following a vegetarian, vegan or lowcarb diet. The service is also very good, with a waitstaff and cooking staff that pays close attention to patron needs.

The Whistling Swan 502 Main St., Sturbridge (508) 347-2321 The Whistling Swan does it right, from the Lobster Filet Mignon to the grilled duck breast, inside a historical Sturbridge building. The 16 choices include such classics as sole francaise ($21), rack of lamb ($31), and veal Oscar ($29) — our reviewer was partial to the Lobster Filet Mignon and grilled duck breast. Top-notch service and atmosphere complement the delicious food. It’s gourmet fare on the first floor; pub-style offerings upstairs at the Ugly Duckling.

Armsby Abbey 144 Main St., Worcester 508-795-1012 If you want to start with a beer, you can’t go wrong, since Armsby

Abbey offers 130 bottled varieties. The restaurant does it right, from the hefty portions to the welcoming throw pillows (in case you want to take a snooze between courses). A relaxing vibe all around, wonderful food, and, of course, the beer and wine, are sure to make Armsby Abbey a Main Street mainstay. Oh, and save room for the Mayan brownie. Major League Roast Beef & Wings 503 Washington St. (Rt. 20) , Auburn 508-832-4300 A good place for take-out, especially for casual parties, tail-gating, or game nights, Major League Roast Beef & Wings is not a restaurant made for dining in, though there is seating available among local team jerseys and framed classic sports moments. The roast beef is mild to bland; specialty sandwiches with sauces or other condiments are better options. The wings are meaty and delicious with the restaurant’s sauces, so make sure you get a platter to try a few flavors. The Suicide Buffalo definitely comes closer to living up to its name than in most restaurants, so be warned. Meat is also the main item, so it’s not a place for vegetarians or vegans. Value is pretty good, and gets better the more you order – so it’s definitely worth it for feeding a party.

The Lic’s Restaurant and Catering 51 Thompson Road. Webster 866-347-7841 A family restaurant with good food and excellent value, The Lic’s offers an extensive menu of comfort foods in an equally comforting and welcoming atmosphere. It’s a good place to bring family and friends for a casual get-together. A group can take advantage of the adjoining bowling alley, or plan ahead and make use of the banquet rooms for a larger gathering. The food is dependably good, and generously portioned and priced. Have a good time that lasts beyond paying the check.

Viet Thao 68 Stafford St., Worcester 508-752-8426 A delightful Vietnamese restaurant with fresh food and complex flavors is sure to please most patrons. While there is next to nothing on the menu targeting vegetarian/vegan diners, the options are

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Yong Shing 90 Auburn St., Auburn Yong Shing has moved to a new location in Auburn, right next door to the town’s McDonald’s. Try foregoing that Big Mac for an evening and check out Yong Shing — the décor is clean and modern, the food as good as ever. The restaurant has a particular skill for combining the right sauces and glazes to complement any dish. The General Gau’s chicken commands the diner’s attention and the Empress Trio is a triple-play combo of chicken, pork and shrimp. Wash it down with any of the light Chinese beers on the menu. The bar area features Karaoke Sing-Along, Friday-Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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It’s a night for pampering and art during Ladies’ Night at Dzian Gallery on Friday, October 22. Featuring Capelli Avanti Salon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Lisa Tee from A Basket Case showcasing Arbonne skin-care products, Terry DiLiddo from Balance for Wellness, Allison from Skin Spa, Chair Massages, Card Readings, Porro’s Drapery, Trans Vision Eyewear, and special gallery discounts. $3 suggested donation for the Worcester Animal Rescue League. 6:309:30 p.m. DZian Gallery, 65 Water St. 508-831-1106, dzian.net.

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This open house with artisan metal smith Joshua Swalec and the Ferromorphics team features blacksmith demos, beautiful iron hooks, furniture and decorative pieces for sale. Noon-8 p.m. Ferromorphics, 97 Webster St. 774-253-3869, ferromorphics. com.

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On Thursday, October 21, come chuckle for the horses at the Comedy Night Fundraiser for Bay State Equine Rescue. Featuring a buffet with tasty vegetarian dishes, a silent auction and raffle, then the comedy starts at 8 p.m. with four outstanding comics including Jerry Caruso, Greg Boggis, Alana Susko, and Dennis Wirth. $40/ pp. 6:30-10 p.m. Wong Dynasty, 176 Reservoir Road (Route31), Holden. 508892-4765, baystaterescue.org.

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The Sheep to Shawl, Llama to Pajama 2010 festival on Saturday, October 23 is the third annual free event that seeks to give both children and adults of all ages (with a focus on families) hands-on experience with the elemental activities that transform the hair (or wool) of animals into clothing or household items. Activities include carding, spinning, dyeing, knitting, rug hooking, and weaving. Noon-4 p.m. Green Hill Park: Farm, 125 Green Hill Parkway. 508-7574646 or find them on facebook.

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Join the Worcester Art Museum on Saturday, October 23, for a fast-paced docentled gallery talk designed to offer a short but in-depth view of a single work (or artist) on view in the museum. This Zip Tour takes you on an up-close and personal tour of Monet’s Water Lilies. The interactive tour lasts only 30 minutes and starts at noon. Free for members; free with museum admission. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406, worcesterart.org.

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During the Red Barn Harvest Day on Saturday, October 23, you can celebrate the harvest with Paul Rogers, cidermaking, live animals, make-your-own-scarecrow contest, apple printing for kids, cider making, live music, spring-bulb planting for kids, animals, pumpkin roll and sustainable community agriculture. Free. 1-4 p.m. Red Barn, Shrewsbury St. and Wachusett St., Holden. redbarnholden.org.

Hockey season is here, and our hometown heroes hit the ice for their fifth season on Saturday, October 23, for the Worcester

Sharks Opening Night against the Providence Bruins! The Sharks debut their 5th anniversary teal jerseys and raise the Atlantic Division Regular Season Championship Banner. Family Fun Pack features 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 sodas, for just $69. 7:059:30 p.m. DCU Center- Arena and Convention Center, 50 Foster St. 508-9295000, sharksahl.com.

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Join AIDS Project Worcester for its 2ndAnnual Gospel Festival on Saturday, October 23, for an uplifting afternoon of gospel music performed by such artists as Bishop & Company, Brett Maguire, Fundador Morales, Nataja Spring, Voices of Grace, Sister Mishella Etienne, Pantomimes Star of Jacob, Second Baptist Youth Choir, and more. $25. 3:30-5 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St. 508-7553773, aidsprojectworcester.org.

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Saturday, October 23. The Lucky Dog’s spooky decorations and the band The Dead and The Damned ought to put you in the mood for Halloween…Bring someone to hold! $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888, luckydogmusic.com. Experience the sounds of the night on a guided hike through the fields and woods during the Halloween

Night Hike and Hayride on Saturday, October 23. Enjoy a hayride with friends and family, meet the resident vulture, hear a story and taste some goodies. Fee is per family: $15 per member family, $21 per nonmember family. 6-8 p.m. Mass Audubon, Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. 978-4642712, massaudubon.org.

Hebert’s 3rd Halloween Harvest Festival has everything to get you into the mood for the Halloween holiday on Saturday, October 23. Free for ages up to 8 to boot! Experience the Trick or Treat maze, Hebert Mansion clown, baby-animal petting zoo, moon bounce, puppet show by RamZ, costume parade and contest at 3:30 p.m., and a pumpkin decorating contest. Plus (of course) lots of goodies to eat and drink. Free. 2-5 p.m. Hebert Candy Mansion, 575 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 508-845-8051.


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music >Thursday 21 Crazy Dave and Farley!. Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. Twice a week, Every week. Don’t miss it! 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Third Thursdays LIVE: Music: Songs for Ceilidh, Tasting: International Beer Tasting by Alternative Import Export Inc, Tour: Seascapes. This October listen to Celtic music with a kick with Songs for Ceilidh , International Beer Tasting by Alternative Import Export Inc , and a tour through the galleries. Always great company, cash bar. This is a 21+ event. Three paintings in the Museum’s collection have inspired lyrics to new songs from our band for the night, Songs for Ceilidh. Winslow Homer’s The Gale and Coast in Winter, and Frederick Childe Hassam’s Sylph’s Rock are the muses for the new music. Creative Babysitting from 6-8pm for children 5+. $10 per child. Parents/ caregivers must stay on the premises. FREE for Members; $14 nonmembers. 5:30-8 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, The Museum Cafe, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406. versaemerge with Anarbor / The Dangerous Summer / Conditions / View From An Airplane Tickets $8 adv., $10 door. 6-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Blackstone Valley Folk, the Grafton Sessions shoots are every other Thursday and free and open to the public. “Blackstone Valley Folk, the Grafton Sessions” is a Grafton Community Television program that is recording live performances now for broadcasting when the program airs in 2011. With the occasional nationally touring musician who is passing through, the focus will be on local old-time, traditional, and revival folk artists as well as those performing in the blues and Celtic genre. 10/21 Michael Troy & Chuck Williams 7-9:30 p.m. Grafton Community Television, 296 Providence Road, South Grafton. 508-839-2983 or find them on facebook. Hurricane Hill - BR Soundstage. 7-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Johnny Crescendo. In celebration of Disability Awareness Month (Oct.), Assumption College presents singer Johnny Crescendo. Crescendo, a disability activist, independent living specialist and internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and storyteller from England, is well known as an influential voice for people with disabilities in both speech and song. He will sing and tell stories about his life as a man with severe disability at the event. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Assumption College: Hagan Campus Center, Hagan Campus Center Hall, 500 Salisbury St. 508-7677114. Irish Music Session. Each week, a traditional Irish music session is held at Mulligan’s Taverne. No Charge.. 7:30-10 p.m. Mulligans Taverne-on-the-Green, 121 West Main St., Westborough. 508-344-4932 or westboroughsession.com. Open Mic Night W/ Bill McCarthy. Free!. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Junior’s Pizza Grille, 346 Shrewsbury St. 508-459-5800. Audio Wasabi - Hosted by Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. College Night - Redcarpetworcester.com. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. 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. Pregame Thursdays. 8 p.m.-noon Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. Rob Benton. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Flock Of Assholes, the ultimate 80’s tribute band with Lovewhip!!!, Stress Relief And Mike Kraft. Lovewhip, from Boston plays before the Flock they play 80’s Electro-Sex-Dance-Pop! $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on facebook. Nat Needle’s Solo Debut at Nick’s: Anything Could Happen!. Jazz: Standards of course, but also lesser-known gems! 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-757-0116.

18+ College Thursdays. The Canal District’s BIGGEST 18+ College Dance Party Weekly Theme Parties with TONS of Prizes and Giveaways! DJ Nick & DJ U-KNO Blazin the BEST! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100 or find them facebook. Acoustic Thursdays. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Vegas Lounge, 5 Summer St., Lunenburg. 978-400-7524. Dive Bar Thursdays. Free. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Dive Bar, 34 Green St. thedivebarworcester.com. Jon Bowser. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Psychostick! w/ Novus Dae and XFactor1. We all know their hit song “Beer is Good” 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Andy Cummings Live. $3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Hooligan’s, 29 Blossom St., Fitchburg. 508-272-5092. James Keyes. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

>Friday 22 Hat on, Drinking Wine - “Plastic Flowers” CD Release Party. Cover charge gets you a copy of the new CD ($5 with college ID). Special guests include Scott Riciutti & The Pistol Whipped (Duncan Arsenault, Jeff Burch, Ken Ebell, Dawn Sweet, and Annie Eggleston), and folk duet Neptune’s Car (Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes). 9-1:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-795-0158 or hodw.wordpress.com. Crazy Dave and Farley! Downstairs Bar at Ralph’s. Twice a week, Every week. Don’t miss it! 4-8 p.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Midnight Sun. 5-10 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Jazzed Up Fridays at Union Station. Featuring the best local jazz artist. Mauro DePasquale, Joe D’Angelo, John Dollar Murzycki and guest artist. Playing American Songbook gems in a great location. Outstanding dinner and beverage specials in beautiful Luciano’s Dillingers Cafe at Worcester’s Union Station. 7-10:30 p.m. Luciano’s Cotton Club, 2 Washington Square. 508755-6408. Rick Porter. Band, Free. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Sean Fullerton & Tom Gilmartin Live Acoustic Blues, Rock, & Fingerstyle Guitar. Join Singer/Songwriter Sean Fullerton & Tom Gilmartin for a fun night of fun. 7-11 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-3934405 or guiseppesgrille.net. Bill McCarthy & His Guitar - Classic & Contemporary Acoustic Rock!. free. 8-11 p.m. Lakeside Bar & Grille, 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 508-425-3543. Boston Phiharmonic, with pianist Stephen Drury - A French Program. Opening night for the 151st Music Festival brings the ever popular Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, with the charismatic conductor Benjamin Zander - don’t forget the 7PM free pre-concert talk by the Maestro himself, presenting a program with a French theme and featuring pianist Stephen Drury. Program: from Gershwin’s An American in Paris, to Ravel’s ravishing Piano Concerto in G Major. $46, $43, students $20/at door $15. 8-10:30 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-754-3231 or musicworcester.org . Boston Philharmonic. For only $147 per night for two guests, package includes room for two guests one night and two tickets to the show on October 22, 2010. package does not include taxes 8-11 p.m. Mechanics Hall, Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-7535700 or musicworcester.org. Children of Eden. In celebration of our 175th Anniversary, All Saints Church presents a fully staged version of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Godspell” and “Wicked”) and John Caird’s (of “Les Misérables”) joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! MTIShows.com $10. all tickets (including Sunday, 2pm). 8-9:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766, ext. 23 or web. me.com. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Flip Flops, 680 Main St., Holden.

Cindy Cashdollar & Steve James. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Flock of Assholes. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Independent Grind Tour TECH N9NE @ The Palladium. with E-40 / Kriss Kaliko / Kutt Calhoun / Big Scoob / Jay Rock And Glasses Malone Tickets $26.50 adv., $30 door. 8-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Ridden. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508797-9599. the Iron Maiden tribute “Run To The Hills”, Black Sabbath tribute “Supernaut”, Polluted Remains And State Of Corrections. Maiden AND Sabbath!!! $7. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on facebook. Tom Yates Group - Remembering Woodstock. Tom Yates - guitar & vocals, Rick Maida - bass, Mike Avery - drums. Performing classic songs of the Woodstock Generation. No Cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. Andy Cummings. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ Pete the Polock. Classic rock to the Blues. Large dance floor to shake it. Come see this Worcester legend. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508754-3516. Drunken Uncles. 9-11 p.m. Allgos Sweets and Drinks, 58 Shrewsbury St. 508-304-7129. Friday Night Frenzy w/DJ Reckless. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Bluri Bar & Lounge, 320 Main St. 508-926-8247. Hard Drive Classic Rock Maximized Rhythm & Blues. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. KAS BAR, Southwest cutoff rte 20. Jon Lacouture. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Art’s Diner, West Boylston st. 352-895-8355. Kenny Crisis. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Red Onion - Otter River Hotel, 29 Main St., Baldwinville. 978-939-7373. Ladies Night - Top 40 Dance Party. Our Top 40 Ladies Night Dance Party returns to Speakers! Ladies (and Gent’s) come in and dance the night away with the hottest DJ in the MetroWest Area DJ Bobby B!!! Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. Live Music in the Pub: Stoneybatter. Playing wooden instruments. Smokn’ tunes. Brilliant songs. Find out why people are raving about them. Be the Buzz. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. On The Rocks. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. 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 Top 40, Mash-Ups and Hip Hop. Lounge opens at 9:00 pm - Dance Club opens at 10:30 p.m. Fusion, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Sam James. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Victory Bar & Cigar, 56 Shrewsbury St. 508-756-4747. Scott Marshall. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., Shrewsbury. 508-853-9091. Sean Ryan. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. the coyotes. $5 cover charge. 9 p.m.-noon Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. The Smoke House Lightning Blues Band. $10. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Gilrein’s, 802 Main St. 508-791-2583. Trina Vargas w/ The Bobby Gadoury Trio!. No Cover!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-7534030. Under Pressure. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. XCess Fridays with DJ Patrick Allen. On Friday nights, live your life to XCess, at Worcester’s only place for the GLBT community and its straight allies, 18+ 9 p.m.-2 a.m. BLÜ Ultralounge & Nightclub, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or find them on facebook.

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James Keyes is at the heart of folk music without any of that fluff that has been hastily labeled “folk” in recent years. He’ll be playing his tales of love and hardship on a twangy guitar at Vincent’s Bar on Thursday, October 21. His gruff, gravelly voice and unflinching New England pride will warm you to the core on a cold night so early in the year that you swore off the northeast before reluctantly leaving the house 15 minutes ago. Along with jazz, blues, soul, samba, stride, swing, New Orleans, rock n’ roll (as if that weren’t enough), Nat Needle promises his own brand of local pride at Nick’s. “Worcester is a city that just begs to be sung about,” says the piano man. “My songs pick up on serious issues that are also funny, like ‘Worcester Potholes’ or ‘Goose Poop Park.’ The great thing about Worcester is that despite our blazing diversity, Worcesterites share so many experiences in common that the same jokes go over with pretty much anyone who lives here and can understand enough English.” You’ll need only to understand the universal language of music to enjoy the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra with Pianist Stephen Drury on Friday, October 22 at Mechanics Hall, although the evening will carry a French theme. “Music Worcester is looking forward to the return of renowned Maestro Benjamin Zander and The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra who will open our 151st Worcester Music Festival,” says Music Worcester, Inc. Executive Director Stacia B. Hovenesian. “The Orchestra is critically acclaimed for its performance here and abroad, and its concerts at Symphony Hall and guest appearances at Carnegie Hall have garnered rave reviews.” Come early for a talk with the “charismatic” and “passionate” Maestro Zander to learn a bit about the context of what’s to come. Or try Stoneybatter at Fiddlers’ Green Pub and Restaurant for a foray into the Irish. They’ve got more wind instruments than you’ve even heard of. Thelonious Funk and The Hornitz will be bringing the beat to Beatnik’s the same night. Experimental rapper/producer “Thelonious” praises innovative hip hop such as Notorious B.I.G., Eminem and Common, and also draws influence from his namesake, Thelonious Monk, and Duke Ellington. The Hornitz bring vocals, horns, keyboards and a loop station for their own musical hybrid.

It’s always Halloween for Insane Clown Posse (pictured) at The Palladium where they’ll be playing with Axe Murder Boyz and The Dayton Family. Stock up on the face paint now. Ok, so if that’s not your bag, get a little bit punk-hardcore-alt-ier at Hotel Vernon with Bovachevo, Pillow Man, Bitch Brothers and Wad.

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Steak Dinner and Live Music with “Jailbreak”. The Famous P.A.C.C. Steak Out. noon-4 p.m. Polish American Citizens Club (PACC), 37 Harris St., Webster. 508-943-9716. Musical Journey through Time with Lindsay Adler. Join Booklovers’ Gourmet for a special “Musical Journey Through Time” with Lindsay Adler; NPR featured multi instrumentalist and vocalist. $6 per person, $10 for two. 2:30-4 p.m. Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232. The Obsession Band. 4-8 p.m. Manchaug American Legion Post 390, 352 Manchaug St., Sutton. 508-476-7474. WCUW Presents: Beatles For Sale - A Tribute. Beatles For Sale - A Tribute $10, $8 WCUW Members/Students. 7-10:30 p.m. WCUW 91.3 FM - Worcester’s Community Radio Station, The Front Room, 910 Main St. 508-753-1012 or wcuw.org. BILL McCarthy & his guitar - Classic & Contemporary Acoustic Rock!. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Junior’s Pizza Grille, 346 Shrewsbury St. 508-459-5800. Bret Talbert Live Acoustic Rock!. Bret Talbert brings lively acoustic rock back to neighborly Rutland. Come listen to the best in classic and modern music that makes you move! 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508-886-4600. Wachusett Music Series Presents: Les Sampou with special guest Carrie Rowan. $15 in advance $18 day of show. 7:30-10 p.m. First Church of Christ Unitarian, 725 Main St., Lancaster. 978-365-2043 or wachusettmusic.com. Worcester Chamber Music Society - Beethoven Revisited. Program Beethoven Grosse Fugue Piano Concerto No. 1 Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola Featuring Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner, Rohan Gregory and Amy Rawstron, violins; Peter Sulski and Mark Berger, violas; David Russell, cello and Ian Watson, piano. With guests Christine Vitale, Sasha Callahan and Piotr Buczek, violins; Ariana Falk, cello; and Tony D’Amico, double bass Free Admission. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Assumption College: Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St. 978-456-2730. Acoustic Saturdays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Children of Eden. In celebration of our 175th Anniversary, All Saints Church presents a fully staged version of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Godspell” and “Wicked”) and John Caird’s (of “Les Misérables”) joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith... not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! $10. all tickets (including Sunday, 2pm). 8-9:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766, ext. 23. Concord Band Fall Concert. The Concord Band opens its 2010-11 season with a Fall Concert at 51 Walden. $15 ($5 for students and seniors). 8-10 p.m. Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden, 51 Walden St., Concord. 978-369-7911 or concordband. org. Dana Lewis. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Verona Grille, 81 Clinton St., Shrewsbury. 508-853-9091. DJs. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Halloween Bash hosted by The Dead and The Damned. Costume Party hosted by our very own Uncle Bingo! Lineup Includes Devlyn Sydus Scarecrow Hill Tester $7. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on facebook. Insane Clown Posse @ The Palladium. with Axe Murder Boys / The Dayton Family, $30 adv., $35 door. 8-11 p.m. Palladium, The, 261 Main St. 508-797-9696. Jon Lacouture. Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Brook’s Pub, Lincoln st. Peppertown (Beatles Tribute). The sounds and songs of the Beatles return for another sold out show! $3 after 9:30pm (subject to change). 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222. Psychostick. Psychostick has found a way to break the mold

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from a genre that often takes itself way too seriously. Combining well-written heavy riffs and grooves with tongue-in-cheek slapstickcomedy song themes, Psychostick has created a style that will either have crowds mosh-pitting one second, or doubled over laughing in another. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Mill Street Brews (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900. Right Angle Woman. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Irish Times / Rehab, 244 Main St. 508-797-9599. The Tubes w/Fee Waybill. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311. Linda Dagnello/Pamela Hines Quintet. free. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508753-4030.

>Tuesday 26 Open Mic Night w /Bill McCarthy Open Mike!. Free. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. “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. Armed with a suitcase kick-drum, National Reso-phonic Guitar and Lowebow cigar-box hillharp, Big Jon Short’s high energy solo performances bring a foot-stomping show that taps into the heart of the songs, regional styles, and folklore of the Blues. 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. Open Mic hosted by Shane Hall. Never ceases to be interesting! 1 food or drink item purchase. 8-10 p.m. Q Cafe, 362 Chandler St. 508-479-8311. Scott Riccuiti, Michael Thibodeau & John Donovan. 8-11 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Terry Brennan. 8 p.m.-midnight Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 or terrybmusic.com. Open Mic. New Open Mic at the English Social Club in Worcester. All styles, genres and skill levels welcome. 29 Camp St. 508-754-3900 or myspace.com/briandolanmusic. American Songbook Singalong with host, Bobby Gadoury!. No Cover!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Tony Gahan. 9-11:30 p.m. Grey Hound Pub (An Cu Liath), 11 Kelley Square. 508-754-6100 or thegreyhoundworcester.com.

>Wednesday 27 Open Mic Night hosted by Sax Player Joe Ferreira. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Harvest Café, 40 Washington St., Hudson. 978567-0948. Open Mic Night with Bill McCarthy Free!. 7:30-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or MySpace.com/ OpenMicWorld. Acoustic Rock with Johnny R. Free. 8 p.m.-noon Brook’s Pub, 251 Lincoln St., Lincon st. 508-612-8128. Open Mike Night. No Cover Charge. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Firefly’s Framingham, 235 Old Connecticut Path, Framingham. 508-8203333 or fireflysbbq.com. Sam James. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Vincent’s Presents: Tiki Night with Frank & Eric!. Frank and Eric will help you get over the hump every Wednesday with all of your favorite tropical drinks while soaking in special musical guests and movies. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Free Wednesday night Concert series. Halloween themed night! with Hell Within, Crypter and more!. A heavy night full of scary surprises! FREE. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or luckydogmusic. com. Open Mic Night The Raven Music Hall. Open Mic Night 258 Pleasant Street Worcester, MA 01609 Hosted By John Franklin Free. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Online 978-868-6340 or theravenrox.com. Clayton Willoughby’s Traveling Vaudeville Show!. No Cover!. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Starving Artist Open Mic- Hosted by Josh Briggs

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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, Treasures from Moscow: Icons from the Andrey Rublev Museum, Oct. 23 - July 25. 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. $5 adults, senior voluntary contribution, student and children free. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5005 or museumofrussianicons.org Old Sturbridge Village, $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 free. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-7331830 or 508-347-3362 or osv.org Post Road Art Center, Abstract Show 2010, through Oct. 30; Cape Show 2010: call to artists,, Oct. 22 - Oct. 28. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-485-2580 or postroadartcenter.com. The Sprinkler Factory, Open Show - Call to Artist, Through Nov. 6. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. sprinklerfactory.com. Worcester Art Museum, Edouard Manet’s The Dead Toreador, through March 31; Place as Idea, through Feb. 13; Portrait Photographs, through Nov. 28; Sunday Public Tour, Sundays, through May 22. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $10 adults, $8 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all Saturdays, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org. Worcester Center for Crafts, American Historical Prints - Old and New Interpretations, Wednesday - Wednesday. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter.org. WPI: George C. Gordon Library, A Well-Documented Life : The Theo Brown Diaries, Through June 15, 2011. 100 Institute Road. wpi.edu.

poetry >Thursday 21 Worcester State University Poetry Reading - Jim Beschta and Karen Sharpe. Please join us for this evening of poetry and music as we welcome authors and poets Jim Beschta and Karen Sharpe, along with The Thin Middle musical ensemble. The night will include an open mic for those who wish to read their own or a favorite poem or two, music featuring The Thin Middle, and two feature readings and booksignings. Jim Beschta, a former Quabbin Regional High School English teacher, wrestling and football coach will be reading from his second collection of poetry, “North from Yaounde.” Beschta, who now teaches a Writers’ Workshop at The Worcester Art Museum, has also published in more than twenty literary magazines and is the author of a first collection of poems, “Cutting the Cemetery Lawn.” Karen Sharpe’s poems have appeared in Sow’s Ear, Yankee Magazine, Worcester Magazine, The Lancaster Times, and The Worcester Review. Sharpe’s first collection of poetry “This Late Afternoon,” was published in 2004. Sharpe’s poems inform and delight in the everyday life of being a woman and a poet. free and open to the public. 6:30-9 p.m. Worcester State University: Student Center, Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler St. 508-479-7574 or wcpa.homestead. com,masspoetry.org.

>Friday 23 The Worcester Youth Poetry Slam in conjunction with the Clark University Poetry Slam Club are proud to announce the second unified poetry slam event for the 2010-2011 Season. The “Unified” Poetry Series continues to be supported by project grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Friday, October 23rd, 2010, Clark University’s Higgins Student Center. The


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Bistro. 7-9:30pm. The evening will begin with a short showcase of Worcester Poets, followed by a preliminary poetry slam competition featuring local teens trying to earn a spot on the 2011 Worcester Youth Team that will travel to San Francisco in July for the Brave New Voices International Youth Festival. Our featured poet, JON SANDS is a full-time independent teaching & performing artist, as well as a recipient of the 2009 New York City-LouderARTS fellowship grant. He’s one of writebloody.com Newest Authors, with a full length book release due later this year! This is a continuation of a monthly series. Events are free and open to the public. Donations to both groups are encouraged and greatly appreciated. worcesteryouthslam.com or e-mail Alex Charalambides at worcesteryouthslam2004@yahoo.com.

>Saturday 23 Barnes & Noble Poetry Reading. Join Host Carle Johnson as we welcome poet, teacher and author Jim Beschta reading from his latest collection “North from Yaounde” as well his first book, “Cutting the Cemetery Lawn.” Beschta, a lifelong teacher and mentor to many poetry students at Quabbin Regional High School, and now at the Worcester Art Museum Writers Workshops, is also a gifted and unassuming writer, whose autobiographical poems speak powerfully of family, travel abroad and everyday life in surprising ways. 7-9 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers - MA/ Worcester, 541 D Lincoln St. 508-853-6994 or wcpa.homestead. com.

>Sunday 24 The Poets’ Asylum. Join Worcester’s longest running poetry series every Sunday night for an open mic reading followed by a featured poet and/or poetry slam. This week we welcome Jared Paul as our feature. Jared Paul is a slam poet, social worker, journalist, and organizer from Providence, Rhode Island. Known for thoroughly researched work, poignant presentation, explosive delivery and intense politics have made Jared a stand out on the mic, but nearly a decade of matching those words with constant involvement in direct action off stage, has made him nearly legendary in the world of performance poetry. Jared has participated in and run workshops, slams, and open mics in youth correctional facilities, high schools, community colleges, universities, and writer’s groups across America. For more info please visit our website - http://poetsasylum.org. 6-9 p.m. NuCafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800.

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

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“A Little Like Paradise”. Pilgrim Soul Productions. Written by Niall Williams Directed by Matthew J. Carr and first produced on the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, March 1995, the play depicts with hope and humor the regeneration of a small Western Irish town unknown to the European community and ignored by Dublin. Wonderfully engaging characters weave a tale of life and love, death and rebirth, and ultimately redemption. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on October 15, 16, 22 and 23, with a Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. on October 24. To reserve tickets, call 508-523-3773 or 508-799-7775, or send email to jfrooney@ charter.net or htfoley@charter.net . Tickets are also available at the door or through the Fiddler’s Green Pub at 508-792-3700. $15. 7-10 p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. 508-523-3773. Open Mike Comedy - Saturdays, Saturday, July 24 - Sunday, November 11. Hosted by a variety of local comedians under the

leadership of Andy Paquette. Worcester’s longest running open mic attracts regional talent and newcomers. 100’s of aspiring comedians have bared their wares in front of this supportive and sympathetic crowd. 7-9 p.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. Call 508-754-3516. The Sexiest Show in Town - Mondays, 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. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Wong Dynasty Thursdays, Thursday, September 16 - Thursday, December 20. You’ll see comics that have been on Comedy Central, HBO and all the late night shows. $10. 8-10 p.m. Wong Dynasty, 176 Reservoir St., Holden. Call 508-829-2188 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub. com. Dick’s Beantown Comedy Escape at Biagio’s Grille Fri 9pm -Sat 8pm and 10:15pm Reservations Recommended at 800-401-2221 $20pp. Drinks and Appetizers available in the show room Full Dinner Available before Show in Restaurant $5off with College ID 2 for 1 Active Military or Veterans $4 off with Dinner Receipt and Reservations. Worcester Sat Oct 16th MIke Donovan Martin Montana and Tim Messenger. Sat Oct 23rd John David Robbie Printz and Karl Zahn. $20 per person except Special Events. 8-9:30 p.m. Biagio’s Grille, Comedy Room, 257 Park Ave. Call 800-401-2221 or visit dickdoherty.com. Wisecracks Comedy Club @ Jose Murphy’s Saturdays. $10. 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 2nd Floor, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit wisecrackscomedyclub.com. “Kimberly Akimbo” by David Lindsay-Abaire - Sundays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, September 24 - Sunday, October 24. Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright David LindsayAbaire’s offbeat comedy about a teenager with an aging disease causing her body to grow old faster than it should. As if that’s not enough, Kimberly is forced to contend with a neurotic mother, a rarely sober father, her own looming mortality and, most terrifying of all, the possibility of first love. This provocative and deadly funny comedy gives a whole new meaning to ‘coming of age story’ and is, in the end, a loving study of how time wounds everyone. $27. 3-5 p.m., 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 8 p.m.-10 p.m. 2nd Story Theatre, 28 Market St., Warren. Call 401-247-4200 or visit 2ndstorytheatre.com. Frank Foley’s Comedy Safari Comedy Club - Saturdays, Saturday, October 2 - Saturday, November 27. 8-9:45 p.m. Irish Times Main St. Worcester, 433 Main St. Worcester Mass. Call 774-452-1131. Prescription for Murder - Sundays, Sunday, October 17 - Sunday, October 24. Buy Tickets Now! via Brown Paper Ticket service. $15 for Regular Admission, $12 for Students/Seniors. 2-4:30 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. Call 508-869-6887 or visit calliopeproductions.org. The Doo-Wop Murders Murder Mystery Dinner Theater - Friday, October 22. Danny “Boom Boom” Divitro is still hosting a high school reunion and fundraiser, but now the plot has thickened a bit. The guilty parties from last year are no longer the guilty ones! We’ve got new crimes, new suspects, and a new solution to the crimes. You never know who might be killed and become a teen angel. $52. 6:30-9 p.m. Salem Cross Inn, 260 W. Main St., West Brookfield. Call 508-867-2345 or visit salemcrossinn.com. The Phantom of Horror High - Sundays, Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, October 22 - Sunday, October 31. Big Dance Numbers and a captivating story will help get everyone in the Halloween spirit! The event includes the performance, face painting, crafts, games, & more! For each nonperishable food item donated, receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a spooktacular door prize! Dates are October 22, 23, 29 & 30 at 7p.m. & 24, 31 at 1p.m. $5. 1-2:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Milford Performing Arts Center, 150 Main St., Milford. Call 508-473-1684 or visit milfordpac.org. The Berenstain Bears on Stage - Saturday, October 23. Join Papa, Mama, Brother, and Sister Bear as classic Berenstain Bears stories are presented and commented on by guitarstrumming Cowboy Joe, the world’s foremost expert on the famous residents of Bear Country. Mama Bear is at her wit’s end with the

cubs’ messy room and Papa Bear helps the cubs’ understand that honesty is the best policy. $5. 2-3 p.m. Mount Wachusett Community College: Theatre, 444 Green St., Gardner. Call 978632-2403 or visit theatre.mwcc.edu. Comedy Night for the Bedard Family - Saturday, October 23. Featuring Paul D’Angelo, Mike Donovan & Jon Lincoln. Proceeds to benefit the family of Maureen Bonin Bedard, who is battling a rare form of cancer. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Simple Man Saloon, The Black Sheep Tavern, or Imagery Salon or by contacting Tracy at (508)397-1149 or tmclaug18@aol.com or Johnna at (978)7715920 johnnaquinn@yahoo.com. $25. 8-10 p.m. Clinton Town Hall, 242 Church St., Clinton. Call 508-397-1149. “A Little Like Paradise” - Sunday, October 24. Pilgrim Soul Productions at the Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre is pleased to announce its fall production of the 2010 season. Written by Niall Williams Directed by Matthew J. Carr and first produced on the Peacock stage of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, March 1995, the play depicts with hope and humor the regeneration of a small Western Irish town unknown to the European community and ignored by Dublin. $15. 2-5 p.m. Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre, 19 Temple St. Call 508-752-0224.

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>Tuesday 26 Open Bronze Tango Classes (Int-Adv). 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. 8-9 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com.

>Wednesday 27 WC Swing Classes (Int). Learn with other Singles & Couples for 6 weeks. The West Coast Swing originated from the Savoy Style Lindy dance. $50pp. 7-8 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or americanballroomlatin.com.

dance >Sunday 24 The Red Riders / Dance2Swing / Swingin Sunday’s. 6pm Doors Open 6:30pm Beginner Friendly Group Swing Dance Lesson 7:30pm The Red Riders Band Worcester’s Best Jump Blues Band Singles and Couples welcome Come with or with-out a partner. This Swing Dance is drawing people from all over New England. Come early these bands really Swing every Sunday Please. dance2swing.com Join Us: October 31st Halloween

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YARD SALES & FLEA MARKETS WORCESTER 134 Burncoat St, Sat 10/23 9-3 rain date 10/24. at 134 Burncoat Street, Worcester. Elm Park Center for Early Childhood Education is having an OPEN HOUSE to view the new child care center YARD SALE to raise money for programs CONCERT by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chuck and Mudâ&#x20AC;? to celebrate the opening of our new program - â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chestnut School for Early Education and Artsâ&#x20AC;?

ITEMS UNDER $2010 100% WOOL RUG 5x8, light colors, used 2 yrs, exc cond. Sells for $300, asking $150. 978-370-0270. 1973 Camaro Wheels 4 Rally Sport Steel. 15x8 $150.00 508-829-6009 32â&#x20AC;? Samsung HD TV, flat screen, like new.$250. Call Jeff 508-579-9643 34â&#x20AC;? RCA TV w/ personal stereo sound, beautiful pic, mint, orig flatscreen 4YO $100 or B/O 508-892-4876.

ITEMS UNDER $2010.00 Air Hockey table $50.00 or Best offer. 978-464-4953 Brand new Bunkbeds w/ bunkie boxspring. Blue metal. Pd. $600 Asking $250 508887-3183 Brass Fireplace Screen 38â&#x20AC;?wx31â&#x20AC;?h brass frame, black mesh screen, ornate. $35. 508-754-1827 Chipper Shredder Troy Bilt. Model series 410-420, One yr old. Paid $902 Sell $575 Call 508-886-2737 COFFEE TABLE Contemporary, glass top, 2 glass shelves, black frame, $90 pics 508-353-5029 Cosco High Back Booster Chair & Lightweight Umbrella Stroller. $25 Exc cond. 978-342-0595 Drum Set PDP 7 pc all symbols and hardware inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Exc cond. $2000.00 508-8687382 Fur Coat Black Russian fur coat. Size 8. $50.00 508829-6877


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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Docket No WO10P3178GD In the matter of: Kaitlin H Dimino Of: Sutton, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO M.G.L. c. 190B, §5-304 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Rose M Dimino of Sutton, MA and Vincent Dimino of Sutton, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Kaitlin H Dimino is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Rose M Dimino of Sutton, MA and Vincent Dimino of Sutton, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 11/09/10. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: October 15, 2010 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Docket No WO10P2551GD In the matter of: Leon Dionne Of: Millbury, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO M.G.L. c. 190B, §5-304 To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Laurie Gibson of Millbury, MA, in the above captioned matter alleging that Leon Dionne is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Suzette M. Ruby of Sutton, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 11/10/2010. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court Date: August 19, 2010 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate

WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY Request For Responses Electrical and Lighting Supplies The Worcester Housing Authority (‘WHA’) requests competitive sealed responses from qualified Bidders to provide electrical and lighting supplies. All items purchased from this RFR will be purchased outright. Contract pricing is based on percent discounts off of the manufacturer’s lowest, most current, trade service price. All prices will be net FOB for all destinations within the City of Worcester. The WHA anticipates entering into one or more contracts as a result of this RFR. The electrical and lighting supplies to be purchased under contract comprise the WHA’s annual supply needs for ordinary maintenance of its buildings and facilities. Not included as part of this RFR are the WHA’s anticipated electrical and lighting supplies for new construction or modernization projects. The WHA anticipates, based upon prior year usage, that the total contract expenditure for any and all contracts awarded under this RFR will be approximately $70,000.00 for the one year contract period. RFR packages may be obtained by contacting the WHA Purchasing Department at 508-635-3203. All sealed proposals must be received by 11 A.M. on November 18, 2010. All proposals should be mailed or delivered to: Worcester Housing Authority Purchasing Department Attn: Brian Bigelow 69 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 The WHA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, wholly or in part, to waive informalities or irregularities in the proposals and make awards deemed to be in the best interest of the WHA and the public. Award of a contract(s) is subject to approval by the WHA Executive Director. For further information, please call Brian E. Bigelow at 508-635-3203.

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Andrea Web Since the Halloween season is upon us, and the economy has shaved our costume budget down to the bare minimum (sheet with holes anyone?), we stopped by our local Savers store on Lincoln St. to ask Costume Consultant Andrea Web how we can have a spooky Halloween without scaring the money out of our wallets.

Tell me a little why Saver’s is such a hot Halloween spot? It’s the only place you can buy new and used costumes under one roof, which not only allows shoppers to create a unique look, but you also save time and money. Also, each store has a dedicated costume consultant like me to help shoppers put together the perfect costume. And new this year, we’re putting on costume catwalk fashion shows each Thursday at 3p.m. where the team members model the top costume of that week.

What are the most popular costumes this year? We’ve seen a rise in “Do It Yourself” costumes. With the DIY and crafting movement growing, we’re seeing customers increasingly combine new and gently used items to create a one-of-a-kind costume that will set them apart. Celebrities and pop culture icons continue to be popular costumes. MTV’s Jersey Shore is looking to be a top group costume, as well as characters from recent blockbusters including Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and Toy Story 3, and music sensations

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Traditional costumes like pirates, knights and princess, are making a comeback this year for families and kids. We’ve seen boys especially turn away from the more gory costumes that we saw last year to choose hero-themed costumes like military/ commandos, knights, firemen, and super heroes. Pirate costumes have been some of the most popular for both men and women this year. We also anticipate vampires to be big sellers, with the continuing popularity of Twilight and HBO’s True Blood. And, surprisingly enough, clowns are HUGE this year.

How can one get creative with their budget conscious costume ideas? Mixing used and new is a great way to spend less. You can pick up a secondhand dress at Savers for as little as $3.99, buy a new wig for about ten dollars, add a few new accessories and you have a unique costume for less than $20.

What do you think kids first think of when picking out a costume? I think kids

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first think of who they admire most - whether that’s characters from a favorite TV show or movie, or in a book they read, or even everyday life like policemen or firefighters. And girls of course like to be trendy so even somewhat young girls often look to pop culture. trailing pieces that might cause kids to trip. • If they’re wearing full body costumes or plastic masks, be sure to check that kids don’t overheat. Perhaps have kids just take little breaks to take off their masks. • Also make sure kids can see properly if they’re wearing a mask or something on their head. • We recommend shoppers check out the Halloween safety tips (including Trick-or-Treating safety) on the Centers for Disease Control website at: cdc.gov/ family/halloween.

What do you think adults think of first? For adults its all about escape - they just want to be someone completely different for the night. Humor costumes are our best sellers, like a big banana costume, mullet wig, etc. And pop culture and fantasy are always big influencers for adults. A lot of people also use Halloween to show off their creativity. They’ll cleverly recreate something going on in current events or make a costume that’s completely unique.

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BLUE/BLUE INT, PW, PL #A220449A ................................................

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