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t’s such a Worcester story. The city banned dogs from city parkland in 1997, in what no doubt felt like a completely reasonable move. That law was repealed this year, with people from the city manager on down to everyday taxpayers calling it various synonyms for “draconian.” But in the meantime, people decided to just ignore the law, including a tight-knit group at Boynton Park. And now that the city wants to build actual dog parks, some of those dog owners are pushing back against the disruption to their world, with criticisms ranging from the cost (too high) to the wait (too long). And of course the whole thing is getting politicized. This reporter grew up with a dog. Of course, this reporter also grew up in Marlboro, and thus did not have to deal with this type of thing. Maybe the struggle will make the dog parks all the sweeter?

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A happy hour for Stearns Tavern Tom Quinn


tearns Tavern – one of the oldest documented buildings in Worcester – has a new home at the edge of Coes Pond, after a years-long project to save and repurpose the historic structure culminated with a triumphant drive from Park Ave to the corner of Mill and Coes streets. “It’s just really satisfying to see that this important piece of Worcester’s history has been preserved,” City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. said. “It’s the culmination of a few different goals.” The previous owner had applied for a demolition delay waiver, and was legally able to demolish the building, if he so chose starting in June 2015. But Ed Salloom told Preservation Worcester he would rather see the building preserved – just not on his land. So the advocacy group partnered with the city


and the Seven Hills Foundation to find a new home and a new purpose for the building. “The new use for the building is so great,” Preservation Worcester Director Deb Packard said. “You don’t want to move a building just to move it.” The original use for the building when it opened in 1812 was a house of entertainment in “New Worcester,” the term for the area of Main Street on which the tavern was originally opened. It was bought and sold many times through the years, and was moved to Park Ave in 1974, most recently serving as a Bank of America branch. Preservation Worcester has called it the city’s “best surviving example of Federal vernacular architecture.” Seven Hills, a health and human services agency that helps people with disabilities, will occupy the building, using it, in part, for a cafe and food services that may include catering.

Mary Harrington talks about living in the Sterns Tavern building with her parents when she was a child. “There’s a host of opportunities there from a job training standpoint,” Seven Hills Vice President of Government and Community Relations Bill Stock said. “It’s tough to replicate this kind of facility.” Stock, like many others, was impressed with how the city, Preservation Worcester, 38 private businesses, five not-for-profits, two unions and two utilities pulled together

WOO-TOWN INDE X The Sprinkler Factory’s Cirque du Noir once again awes and inspires. +3


Rock and Shock dials up volume at Palladium and frightens at the DCU. In other words, success! +2


Worcester Fire Department and Red Cross team up to distribute 1,200 smoke and CO alarms throughout Worcester. +2


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A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

It isn’t so much what was raised about state representative candidate Moses Dixon – or even the timing. It’s what has been said. Insults and hate speak are unnecessary. -3

under the direction of project coordinator Phil Niddrie to save the building from the wrecking ball. “It’s fascinating what Phil Niddrie and the city have accomplished,” Stock said. “The number of businesses that stepped forward. I don’t know that any other place could have done this as well as here.” A large crowd of onlookers lined Park Ave.

There has been rain, but apparently not enough, as officials worry about risk of brush fires in Central Mass, according to the T&G. -4

With her latest Council order, Konnie Lukes earns the moniker “The Grinch who tried to steal Pow! Wow! Worcester.”-3

You wanted more flights out of Worcester Regional Airport? Rectrix Aviation – not JetBlue – responded with plans to fly to Baltimore. +3

A number of deficiencies were identified in a report on the removal of a kidney from a healthy man at St. Vincent Hospital. Ya think? -6

and other streets this week to watch the structure get towed to the old Coes Knife site, which will be turned into a multi-generational, universally accessible playground. Among them was Mary Harrington, who learned of the move on Facebook the night before it happened. Stearns Tavern has special meaning for Harrington – she lived in the house from the time her father bought it in 1960 until the early 1970s, when it was home to Harrington House of Carpets. When asked whether she felt the historicity of the building at the time, Harrington shrugged. “We were teenagers,” Harrington said. “We knew people stopped by just to see it. [My father] was very proud to preserve it. To do his part … It’s good that the city and [Preservation Worcester] are doing something with it.” Stearns Tavern is a success story, but Preservation Worcester still has work to do. Packard said she has been contacted by two property owners offering to give historic buildings away if the society can find a home for them and come up with moving money. One she can’t disclose, she said, but the other is the old Bhadon Gift Gallery at 1075 Pleasant St., a 200-year-old structure. The demolition delay for that building expires in December of this year. Besides those immediate threats, Packard said, Preservation Worcester is concentrating on downtown, where accelerated city redevelopment efforts are yielding fruit in terms of new tenants and businesses, but may also be accelerating the demolition of historic buildings. “We’re really concerned about downtown,” Packard said. “Some buildings are being reused, but others are being threatened. It’s a doubleedged sword.” One of those is Notre Dame Church. Packard recently co-authored a guest column in the Telegram & Gazette about saving the building, which is currently only being saved by a demolition delay order that runs until April 2017. Even though the Stearns Tavern move was years in the making and took a heroic effort from a coalition of community organizations, Packard noted, “the cost of moving a building is probably much cheaper than building a building.” Reporter Tom Quinn can be reached at 508749-3166 x324 or tquinn@worcestermagazine. com with story ideas, feedback, or questions. Follow him on Twitter @bytomquinn.

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Council looks to spruce up Worcester property

By Steven King


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ity Councilors are getting concerned about Worcester’s image – specifically, whether grounds keeping and beautification on city property is keeping pace with the improvement of privately owned buildings. The city administration will provide a report on maintenance efforts to councilors, a few of whom provided suggestions for sprucing up public property. “Just to show that we all care about our city,” District 5 Councilor Gary Rosen, who proposed the order, said. “We know we do, but sometimes we miss the boat on certain property, and if we can do better, people would appreciate it.” The order asks City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. to, “report to City Council concerning the City’s efforts to maintain, landscape and beautify, throughout the year, city-owned properties, especially median strips, islands, and the grounds of our buildings.” It was proposed, Rosen said, after a crime watch meeting in which some residents were talking about what the city does when graffiti or another quality of life issue is spotted on private property – they tell the property owner to clean it up, with the threat of fines if not done in a timely manner. “They turned to me and asked why, on the city’s property, they’re not as quick to clean it up?” Rosen said. While cleaning up the city’s property would definitely affect residents, councilors also said it could have an impact on Worcester’s reputation. In the midst of what some are calling a renaissance, it would be a shame to give visitors the impression that Worcester is a dump, the thinking goes. “I do think there are certain entryways

Moe Bergman to the city, I view those entryways like a handshake when you meet somebody,” AtLarge Councilor Moe Bergman said. “People that aren’t from the city do judge the city based on how the entryways look.” One problem: money is always tight in the city budget, and hiring more staff just to make median strips look pretty probably isn’t feasible. Bergman said he wanted a related report on sponsorships, and what city areas used to be sponsored by a nonprofit or business. There is private money available to continued on next page

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pay for cleanup, he said, urging the city to plan ahead for next spring. At-Large Councilor Konnie Lukes, a proponent of “design review” for city architecture, said the city should consider expanding the idea to greenery, calling landscaping a key aspect of the city’s quality of life and to show outwardly the care that city officials have for the community. “Clearly, for our gateways, we ought to have design review for landscape architecture,” Lukes said. “Because it does make an enormous, and positive impression on visitors and residents in the city, because it shows that we care, and that we’re a progressive city.” Reporter Tom Quinn can be reached at 508-7493166 x324 or tquinn@ with story ideas, feedback, or questions. Follow him on Twitter @bytomquinn.

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Gender, Identity, and Creativity


n October 1977, Worcester Magazine published a compelling piece on the enduring philosophies of local artist Marilyn QuintRose. She conceptualized the idea of the ‘woman artist’ as a prevailing identity. Simultaneously, Quint-Rose highlighted the mysticism surrounding the creative in all its conceptions. As a teacher at the School of the Worcester Art Museum, Quint-Rose stressed the joy of art seeks eternal companionship. While an artist may privately toil away in private — spattering their lifeblood of devotion onto their respective canvases — they never truly reach affirmation until an audience perceives the culmination of their passions. Toward gender in the arts, Quint-Rose offered a unique perspective. While, of course, she grew tired of being pigeonholed to the limiting tile of “woman artist,” she also felt the constant reinforcement of this idea

contributed to a stunted identity. She emphasized her work should be judged on caliber and technical efficiency, rather than the sex of the hand that created it. Success, according to QuintRose, is a measurement of dedication and the sincerity of your projected identity. This belief in an artistic and personal identity bolsters realness in an artist. Quint-Rose argued people may possess a fear of creative people, viewing them as extraterrestrial beings with intellectual depths descending far below comprehension. But she holds that, every day, people are hard to connect with. This sentiment resonates even in 2016. In the shadow of a tumultuous election; social, racial, and political discrepancies are exaggerated and harshly criticized. Differences between people seem glaringly unavoidable. Yet, in the commanding words of Marilyn Quint-Rose, remember, “art will never be understood until people are comfortable in an artist’s studio”; when people learn to accept differences into their lives, they learn to live with tolerance and peace in their hearts. - Zachary Martucelli

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17th Worcester District State Representative Debate

The race for state representative in the 17th Worcester District promises to be hotly-contested between incumbent Republican Kate Campanale and her challenger, Democrat Moses Dixon. Thursday, Oct. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Angels, 1222 Main St., Worcester Debate host: Gary Rosen Moderator: Charter TV 193 News Director Andy Lacombe Panelists: Worcester Magazine Editor Walter Bird Jr., WCCA TV 194 Executive Director Mauro DePasquale and WCRN 830 AM talk show host Hank Stolz Don’t miss this very special evening as the candidates are pressed for their stances and takes on key issues and developments affecting the 17th Worcester District and Massachusetts. The public is encouraged to attend. This debate is being sponsored by 830 AM radio WCRN and Worcester Magazine in partnership with WCCA TV and Charter TV.



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Some people believe that those online listicle sites actually do research before they report on the “11 Cities With Great Fondue” or whatever inane idea they come up with on any given day. Well, Thrillist proved all those people wrong yet again this week, with their “You Won’t Miss The City If You Move To These Boston Suburbs” list. Never mind that Worcester is on the list in the first place, stretching the very definition of “suburb.” Check out a portion of the review – “the Canal District includes retail spots and a farmers market. The canal itself is like the Charles River of the west: kayak it in summer, skate on it in winter.” With full knowledge that these sites are like parasites, and are just itching for news outlets to cite them on something, here is Thrillist’s mention, and now we’d like something in return – next time, before you write about Worcester, do some light googling. For the out-of-towners who may have picked up a copy of this magazine accidentally, here’s a short history lesson. When you drive on Harding Street in Worcester, you’re actually driving over the part of the Blackstone Canal that cut through Worcester. It was sealed off at the end of the 19th century to be used as a sewer system. So I guess it is just like the Charles River of the west, although I don’t think that’s exactly what the Boston-centric author meant. And this isn’t the first time this mistake has been made on the site - “The Canal District includes retail, a farmers market, a historical walking tour, and a canal (duh) that you can kayak on in summer and skate on in winter.” That’s from “8 Underrated Massachusetts Towns You Need To Spend A Lot More Time In,” published in October 2015, October apparently being the dedicated month for the fantasy version of Worcester Thrillist keeps writing about. Seriously, though – Worcester’s not that bad, you can come and visit anytime. You don’t need to just make educated guesses about the city based on the names of the neighborhoods.

A STEARN TALKING TO: There was Phil Niddrie, man of the hour, getting geared up to coordinate the move of Stearns Tavern, one of the oldest buildings in the city, to its new location. Read the full story inside, but it won’t give you the sense of being there that dozens of Worcesterites experienced. It’s not every day that you get to see a historic structure towed down a busy road. It’s also not every day that the house can’t clear a fire hydrant and has to be finagled up a narrow

hill. Forget that, though, I want to see them move something through Kelley Square. Other than some delays and the fire hydrant incident, everything went off without a hitch, and was documented by a handful of media and a veritable army of city cable services folk armed with drones.

CLUBBING SEALS: There is a pop psychology theory usually referred to as the Streisand Effect which makes the case that attempting to hide a particular piece of information, usually something embarrassing or private about a person, actually results in drawing attention to it, resulting in more of an invasion of privacy than would have otherwise occurred. The theory sprang to mind this week as Moses Dixon, the Democratic candidate for the 17th Worcester State Rep. seat, deals with accusations of domestic abuse stemming from a 2012 incident with a then-girlfriend. Dixon’s team says the charges were dropped after a judge ruled that the charges were fabricated due to a dispute over money. The problem is, someone had the brilliant idea to seal the court records, meaning we have to take the Dixon campaign at their word and spurring speculation about the real story. Well, actually, a lawyer for the ex-girlfriend, who also filed a restraining order, has also issued a statement saying a “competent court” exonerated Dixon, without addressing charges that she made the whole thing up. Unfortunately for everyone involved, domestic abuse has an especially high rate of recantation, sometimes out of fear of the accused, and local Republicans aren’t buying the Dixon campaign’s denials, or their accusation

{ worcesteria } that this is all a vast right-wing conspiracy to bring down their candidate. Incumbent State Rep. Kate Campanale, at a city event this week, referenced “campaign talk” gossip when asked if she had heard about the accusations before last week. High-profile Democratic endorsers Congressman Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe Petty and state Rep. Mary Keefe issued a statement standing by Dixon and attempting to deflect attention onto Republican standard-bearer Donald Trump which is … actually kind of brilliant. If you really put the burden of proof on the accused instead of the accuser, every Republican in the country would have denounced Trump by now. Campanale said she didn’t want to be defined by either presidential candidate. She also brought up her solution to Dixon’s problems again – just unseal the court record. Dixon, at the same event, said he was willing to talk about issues, but would not address the elephant in the room. Unfortunately for him, one candidate in the race does not get to dictate the terms of engagement. “That’s for the voters to decide,” Campanale said when asked if she thinks the accusations will affect the outcome.

DOG ELECTION DAY: This week’s cover story is on the plan to implement dog parks in

Worcester, and as is the norm for the Heart of the Commonwealth, the issue has gotten politicized, with some dog owners vowing to join together as a voting block to change the world. One name that came up was At-Large Councilor Moe Bergman, who made a wily move last election by sending out a mailer to a specific subgroup in the city – dog owners. City Hall keeps a registry of dog licenses given out, creating a ready-made directory for likely voters. “By nature of them registering their dogs, they follow the law,” Bergman said. “So they’re probably more likely to vote.” Clearly, it didn’t hurt, as Bergman won re-election and dog owners are still talking about the mailer one year later. It probably also didn’t hurt that he used a photo of his dog prominently on the mailer, Bergman said.

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BUMP ON THE ROAD: Massachusetts Auditor Suzanne Bump will speak at Clark University on Oct. 26. The lecture is titled “Holding Government Accountable,” appropriate for the government official responsible for making sure all the other government officials are spending money in the right way. We’ve had a few good audits at the local level here in Worcester, and some state audits that have touched on local institutions like Centro and the new regional 911 center. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held at 11 a.m. in the Higgins University Center. RAPE REPORTING RISING: The Telegram has a good article on the rise in reported rapes

at local colleges, pulled from Clery Act reporting data. There were 32 reports this year, up from 28 last time and 25 in 2013. That number cover all the Worcester colleges, as well as nearby schools like Fitchburg State and Nichols. Experts quoted in the article were quick to emphasize the “reported” aspect of the data, as a rise in the numbers may reflect a rise in people willing to come forward, not a rise in actual sexual assault, as many victims are unwilling to go to the authorities after a crime. Hopefully they’re right, and it’s the progress made by recent efforts to make reporting easier that is resulting in the bump, and not an actual rise in rape. For another look at the issue, check out Worcester Magazine’s award-winning November 2014 story examining the same issue in Worcester, “The Silent Epidemic.”

PROMISED LANDLORD: The first Worcester Landlord Summit is this weekend, as the city is inviting current or future owners of rental property to an informational session on how to be better stewards of people. The event, which goes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the DCU Center on Oct. 22, will feature the mayor and city councilors, and will teach landlords about the opioid epidemic, smoke alarm requirements, sanitary codes and other important information. The event is coordinated by the city in conjunction with and the Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

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Who provides pregnant women Question 3 deserves with a real choice?

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f you want to get a rise out of anyone with even the slightest bit of compassion, mention animal rights. Few of us would champion anything other than the best possible treatment of animals. But add politics and personal agendas into the mix, and something gets lost. Take Question 3 on the Nov. 8 ballot: If it passes, the new law would prohibit breeding pigs, calves raised for veal and egg-laying hens from being held in confined spaces. The definition included with Question 3 refers to spaces that prevent the animal from lying down, standing up, fully extending its limbs or turning around freely. There is one glaring problem with Question 3: outside of one farmer in Franklin, as reported by MassLive, no such practice exists in Massachusetts. In the case of that farmer, he raises his chickens in small cages, which under the proposed law, would be banned. Essentially, voters are being asked to ban something that does not happen in their state. What is really at stake here is the sale of products raised in states that do not prohibit the use of small cages and confined spaces. Shouldn’t that be up to the individual states? Another point not raised by supporters of Question 3 is that chickens, when given room to roam among themselves, can be quite violent. There is, no pun intended, a pecking order among chickens, who as that Franklin County farmer noted, would often peck each other to death. How is that humane? There is also the risk of eggs sitting for extended periods of time in manure or other filth. You don’t hear that from animal rights advocates. Further, while the financial bottom line is not – and should not always be – the deciding factor in determining whether to support or oppose a law like this, it should not be ignored. The way some opponents tell it, passing Question 3 means passing on increased costs to consumers. The cost of eggs may well go up. It is not unreasonable to suggest smaller farms and farming operations may have to abandon production altogether, should it prove cost prohibitive. Also, not unlike other questions on this year’s ballot, Question 3 appears driven by some organizations and efforts outside Massachusetts. Do voters want outside pressure influencing them on their decisions. Make no mistake, the drive to pass Question 3 is serious business for those involved. The ballot committee alone has spent north of $500,000 so far. The Humane Society of the United States, which dips its fingers – and influence – into causes in several states, has spent more than $1 million is support of Question 3. In contrast, the opposing ballot question committee had spent nothing as of Oct. 10. There were no other listed cash or in-kind donations in opposition. That may explain, then, why a poll by the Western New England University Polling Institute showed 61 percent of those polled in favor of Question 3, and just 26 percent opposed. An earlier WBZ/ UMass-Amherst poll, showed even stronger support, 75 percent, for the ballot question. Don’t be pressured by big money into making a decision that only makes sense in the minds of the ideologically-driven. In a purely practical sense, the legislation attached to Question 3 is not needed in Massachusetts. It is really legislating the practices of other states by prohibiting them from selling their products in Massachusetts, even if their own state does not restrict them from doing so. And it places a financial burden on the farmer and consumer. Ignore the polls. Vote “no” on Question 3.

To the Editor: Problem Pregnancy (PPW) is one of thousands of free pregnancy centers in the USA set up to provide alternatives to abortion for women in surprise pregnancies. Equilibrium is the condition of a system in which competing influences are balanced. Those of us who are called pro-life must rhetorically whip the anti-lifers with their own word – choice. When feminists use the word, “choice,” they mean an unbalanced system with only one option – abortion. PPW offers these abortion-minded, desperate women real choices not sloganeering. The pro-abortion folks’ limiting of choices is their biggest weakness. Their sophistry is obvious to any thinking person. The obvious argument is that word, “choice,” of course, requires not one, but two options. It’s mathematical. One option is abortion. There must be another preference in order to complete that mathematical equation and to bring the needed balance to the pregnant mother. In Worcester we provide that other option to women. What is that “other option?” We provide real and personally-attuned, expensive and substantial aid to pregnant, needy women. There are many pregnant mothers who, if offered a real choice, would not allow Planned Parenthood to kill their babies. They are receptive to our offer of needed substantial aid. This is the group that Clark University’s Women’s Studies Department and Planned Parenthood is failing. They provide nothing but an intimately invasive, surgical, deathdealing procedure for that desperate pregnant woman, and then take her money too. But Problem Pregnancy offers free, real, practical help, and that woman has that equilibrium — a real choice. I’m including costly things, like paying an apartment’s first, last and security deposit, paying for childcare or buying a car for the client. Real things that will change a mother’s mind away from abortion. We do that! We do offer another option to abortion for our target population of today’s secularized, pregnant women.

That’s What They Said “I wish there weren’t dog owners who are angry and upset, but evidently there are ... Their goal is to get some dog parks open, and that’s my goal too … I hope that people want to help. It’s easy to criticize, we all do it, but I hope when the time comes they roll up their sleeves.” - Gary Rosen, District 5 city councilor, on complaints about the years-long delay in opening a dog park in Worcester.

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So to recapitulate, the options for that type of needy pregnant mother are the following: Number 1: Choice. Abortion (baby dies). Number 2: Choice. Substantial help to the mother (baby lives). Which side is providing “choice?” R O D MURPHY Director, Problem Pregnancy of Worcester, Inc., Worcester

Columnist engaged in male bashing To the Editor: Janice Harvey’s view on men is so repugnant that a rebuttal is required (“Trump’s vagina monologue,” Worcester Magazine, Oct. 13). She continues to see every issue as an opportunity to bash men, turning her own hateful neurosis into a constant gender war, where men who don’t support extreme feminist positions are targets for her venom. Harvey has saved her best venom for Donald Trump, a man with a backbone, a strong sense of self, and someone who will not surrender to feminist smears, hysteria, and false charges. Men, unfortunately, have empowered these wacko feminists by going along with their anti-male agenda. Their goal is to emasculate men, to make them subservient and voiceless. Even worse, they want men as lackeys who serve their every whim, or suffer charges of domestic or sexual abuse. Of course, feminists like Harvey save their best label for men who innocently brush by them or harmlessly look at them, as predators. Instead of scapegoating men, maybe they should examine their miserable lives and treat their psychological disorders. To quote Julius Caesar, “Brutus, (Janice) the fault lies not in the stars (men) but in ourselves.” Defecation? Harvey’s column is loaded with it. Janice, clean up your back yard before you tackle the White House lawn. JOSEPH GUSTAFSO N Worcester

“[Rosen] is going into an election year. He sounds good … [but] he wants to have his cake and eat it too. You want to use us, but you don’t want to listen to us. He’s not representing the dog owners.” - Steve Quist, Worcester resident, activist and dog owner, on District 5 City Councilor Gary Rosen’s work on opening a dog park in the city. “While their efforts definitely benefit the artist, they benefit the greater Worcester area as well by bringing art and culture to many who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these things.” - Sue Dion, an artist taking part in ArtsWorcester’s Art upcoming on the Line fundraiser, on how the organization helps the city. “Really excited Worcester has a Jimmy John’s now.” - Alexandra Kartheiser, on Worcester Magazine’s Facebook page, on the opening of a Jimmy John’s restaurant in the UNUM building in Worcester. OCTOBER 20, 2016 • WORCESTERMAGAZINE.COM


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Doggone it, are dogs finally getting their due – and parks – in Worcester? Tom Quinn

Ryder, a Dutch Shepard, jumps over benches at Boynton Park.

intersection. While city officials point to progress being made, coordinated groups of dog owners are more skeptical. Is the city all bark and no bite, or is it dog owners who are barking up the wrong tree? And how many dog puns is too many?


Two dog parks will be open by May 2017, according to District 5 City Councilor and Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee Chairman Gary Rosen: Beaver Brook Park off Chandler and Mann streets and either Roberto Clemente Field or Tacoma Street Playground in the Great Brook Valley area.


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“It’s going to take us a bit of time to put the signage in place,” City Manager Ed Augustus Jr. said. “But we did have a sense of urgency. That’s why we urged the Council to remove the moratorium immediately, so people can legally do what they’ve been doing anyway.” The moratorium was part of a 1997 ordinance – it was reauthorized in 2012 – banning dogs from all city parks. The city only lifted that ban earlier this year – roughly 133 dogs years after it went into effect - allowing dogs on leashes in places like the Worcester Common. But the next step is trickier – creating dedicated dog parks, similar to the ones that already exist in surrounding towns and across the country, to let dogs off the leash for more socialization and exercise. And it will help problems in the parks that were already ongoing, as most people flouted the existing rule. “The biggest complaint we get in parks is dog waste,” Assistant Commissioner of Public Works and Parks Rob Antonelli said. “That’s always the biggest complaint. So the real goal here is to address this as well, by offering bags, but also long-term trying to address the issue.” In conjunction with a consultant, the city has come up with a master plan for dog parks across the city. At a recent City Council meeting, Rosen suggested four locations – Crompton Park, 149 West Boylston St., North Lake Avenue at Coal Mine Brook and Boynton Park. There are 11 total spots identified as prime dog park locations, although any of the city’s 60 parks could theoretically host a fencedin dog area, and the plan is to ultimately have one in each city

district. For now, according to Augustus, two dog parks will have to do, serving the West and East sides, respectively. “Quite frankly, that’s all we have enough money for right now,” Augustus said. “We can look at next year’s capital budget and see what makes sense in terms of smaller options or other options, and look at whether these two are overwhelmed … get a sense of what the demand is for these things, and we can move accordingly.” The city set aside $100,000 for implementation of the dog park plan. In the future, the city could apply for grants from the Stanton Foundation or others to offset costs.

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might be the place that someone wants to set down a blanket tomorrow, or wants to throw around a Frisbee. It’s about being responsible and everyone sharing the space.” In addition to the $100,000 set aside and money spent on a consultant, the city raised license fees by $8 per dog. With roughly 6,000 registered dogs in the city, that change could result in around $50,000 more for dog park improvements. But even optimistic city officials say there will be an adjustment period when they release the hounds. “There is not a single dog park master plan implementation that has gone perfectly,” Antonelli said, saying the consultant and the city have reached out to more than



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For now, the city wants the parks up as soon as possible. But the long wait for accommodations for dogs has gone on long enough, according to Quist, who uses the Worcester Dog Owners United Facebook page as a rallying point for civically-minded dog lovers. “It sounds great that the city wants to do this, but they’re going to do it in such a way that they’re going to alienate everybody,” Quist said. While the city is not home free yet, they are homeward bound, and Augustus said the time taken has only been to ensure a smooth transition – putting signage up at parks to explain the ordinance change, for example, and getting community input – and the two initial parks can be expanded with amenities and more locations can be added down the line if necessary. “There’s no dragging of feet, there’s no interest in not making this happen,” Augustus said. At the same time, he said, the city has to consider the vast majority of Worcesterites who do not own a dog, and who would like to use parks free of feces, or bring children who are afraid of or allergic to dogs. “These parks are shared spaces,” Augustus said. “They don’t belong to one set of users. The place you’re walking your dog today

20 communities. “We’re going to end up reviewing this anyway, so let’s get this out there and see how it works.”


Boynton Park exists in a strange state of denial. The address is in Paxton, but it is technically part of Worcester, even though Rosen says it is not part of District 5, or any city district. The more impactful contradiction is in its status as a dog park. While regulars call it the “unofficial” dog park, city officials will tell you that’s not even true – it’s just a city park that a group of dog owners decided to frequent, an action that snowballed into the current “wink, wink” status of the park today. “There’s a lot of us at Boynton Park who want to see it as it is, with no changes at

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rika Sidor is a professional photographer with a successful wedding photography business. But every week for two years, between 2006 and 2008, she left the expensive equipment at home and went to Boynton Park to document dogs with cheap Holga “toy cameras” with a plastic lens, capturing moments ranging from mundane to frightening to delightful. “Little doggie moments,” Sidor said on what she captured every Sunday and some weekdays for those years. “All those little things that dogs do that happen in a flash, and we know that they do them; sniffing each other’s butts, or peeing on someone’s bag because they were dumb enough to leave it on the ground.” While Sidor started nearly a decade ago, the park was already a happening place, she said. “There would sometimes be 50, 60, 70 dogs here,” Sidor said. “It was amazing. And for the most part you never saw any problems.” While some of her photos evoke danger – dogs circling each other with teeth bared – Sidor said the real problems were actually the humans. “When the humans are seeing something like that, they tend to overreact,” Sidor said. “The dogs are fine, they work it out among themselves for the most part. Trust that they’re going to work it out, or don’t come here, or don’t let them off the leash.” Returning to the park now with her two dogs, Sidor can see the evolution of Boynton Park from a secret hideaway to a destination for dog owners. “When I was first coming here, there was one trash can and one picnic table, and there was nothing else,” Sidor said. “People hung out here, but it looks almost like camping now, which is kind of strange. To see water for the dogs and chairs for people, it kind of makes sense, but that was not here before.” Sidor also can vouch for the close bonds Boynton Park produces. While she never published her photos, other than a few on her blog and a few books for herself after the film was digitized, she said she is still sometimes recognized by people who went to the park and remember her – and her dogs. “Even years later, people are like ‘Oh, you’re the dog park photographer lady,’” she said with a laugh. - Tom Quinn

all,” Mike Slarskey, who has been going to Boynton Park for the last 10 years, said. “I don’t want to see it fenced in.” Slarskey was at the center of Boynton Park’s evolution from dog owner haven to object of public interest when a Worcester Parks employee drove his truck through a barricade dog owners had erected at the entrance to the field, leading to a heated exchange with the assembled group that concluded with the employee driving away and allegedly hitting Slarskey on the way out, breaking his wristwatch and bruising him. “It kind of got the ball rolling on things,” Slarskey, sporting a new watch, said. “Crazy it had to happen like that.” It might be a bit overzealous to assign the current push for a dog park to the Boynton Park Brawl, but it was definitely the most visible sign of a years-long power struggle. A July 1, 2015 Youth, Parks and Recreation Council committee meeting drew a crowd of concerned dog lovers after the city started stepping up enforcement of the anti-dog ordinance. Four days later, Slarskey sustained his injuries and the city reverted to a lax enforcement policy while the search for a permanent solution kicked into overdrive. Still, there is no doubt that the incident affected the current process. “That obviously brought more attention to the need for dog parks,” Rosen said. What is the need for dog parks? According to some Boynton Park regulars, there is no need, only an existing hot spot the city refuses to make official and be done with the whole mess. “It’s been the unofficial [dog park] for so long, there’s never been an issue,” Slarsky said. “Everybody’s always known that it’s the unofficial dog park. Why don’t we just change the title and say, look, the city has a dog park.” Slarskey and others used to attend City Hall meetings, they said, but drifted away from the process. While he disagrees with their opinion and their methods, that does not help the civic process, Greater Worcester Land Trust Executive Director Colin Novick said. “A real shame is that the Boynton Park people aren’t more present in the dog park planning process,” Novick said. “If you were to attend all the dog park hearings, you would not hear that as a formal position.” Novick, meanwhile, regularly attends committee meetings dealing with dog parks. His advocacy for a balance of uses may seem intuitive, but it has drawn the ire of Boynton Park regulars, some of whom have dubbed him the “land Nazi.” The GWLT runs the woodland trails adjacent to Boynton Park, and Novick says the current situation of dog owners taking over the area – and the nearby baseball field, which has drawn complaints from a casual softball league – is not ideal for getting the most use out of a facility. “We want to make sure it’s a multi-user experience,” Novick said, using picnics, hikes, photography and dog-walking as examples of

activities in the area. “The way that works is if dogs are not in the fenced-in areas. They need to be on a leash … their ideal universe is one where leashes are not needed, and my ideal universe is one with as many different uses as possible.” Boynton Park is a sort of incubator for dissent against the government’s view of what needs to be done with dog parks. Fencing in the grassy area there would not be ideal, regulars say. “I agree there should be parks all over the city,” Slarskey said. “But you don’t need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars. Boynton Park is there. We have one ready to go right now – let’s not waste the taxpayers’ money … My dogs want an open space. They don’t care about all this fancy stuff. The city wants to make it some kind of showcase, but we can’t afford that right now.” In the meantime, Rosen said he wants to keep Boynton in a sort of don’t ask, don’t tell situation. Even though the dog owners there


Of course, there is a question hanging over the whole dog park affair – what is taking so long? The city banned dogs in parks from 1997 until the ordinance was repealed earlier this year, which means for nearly two decades there has been a need for caninefriendly patches of land.

“We’ve been talking for a long time – I understand that,” Rosen said. “It’s time for some action – I agree … We have enough from the master plan process to go ahead and choose a few. To start with a couple of them, at least.” The Boynton Park gang is concerned that recent efforts to establish a dog park are just a STEVEN KING

A proposed dog park area at Beaver Brook Park by City Councilor Gary Rosen. dog and pony show. The city has made noises to the effect it would start a dog park before, only to see those efforts fall by the wayside. “After that fiasco where [Slarskey] got hit last year, the city had to save themselves from any potential litigation,” Almeida said. “We’ll get a real good show, but in the end we’re probably going to end up with a patch of [expletive deleted] grass. We’re not going to get these fancy dog parks, because we won’t have the money for it.” Previous proposals for Green Hill and Beaver Brook parks went nowhere, partly due to pressure from politicians representing those areas, passing on concerns from neighbors worried about people thinking a specific section of the park set aside for dogs extended park-wide, limiting options for people who do not love dogs. O C T O B E R 2 0 , 2 0 1 6 • W O R C E S T E R M A G A Z I N E . C O M 15

were “renegades,” he said, they had formed a community, and their dogs were better off for it. “I would hold off on Boynton,” Rosen said. “I wouldn’t do anything with Boynton. The people using Boynton, I would let them continue using it for another year.” Augustus had a slightly different view. The key, Antonelli and the manager said, was making sure everyone understood the new rules as laid out by the ordinance, which specify that dogs must be on leashes in city parks. “I don’t want to talk to much about heavy enforcement – it’s going to be heavy education, and I’m hoping people do what normal, good citizens do, which is police each other,” Augustus said.

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Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Public Works and Parks Rob Antonelli says, “It’s been on our radar for a long time, it’s just a matter of how it gets done.” “The difficulty in identifying a location should not be too surprising because proposing a dog park can trigger the [Not In My Backyard] syndrome,” former Department of Public Works and Parks Commissioner Robert Moylan wrote in a 2014 report explaining a recent failure to launch. “As is the case with the siting of many public facilities, there is always a steady chorus of enthusiasts who support a public facility so long as it doesn’t affect them.” Just as staff in Moylan’s old department has turned over, though, politicians have also come and gone, and the newest crop has been more receptive to the dog park idea, with councilors even advocating for parks in their districts at a recent meeting. Antonelli said the long planning process was key to getting the idea passed at all. “The city has been doing this on an individual basis for 10-plus years,” Antonelli said. “When we’ve done master plans, in almost every case, the neighborhood would pull back and say, ‘If you’re only going to do it here, we don’t want it here.’ We don’t want to be inundated with that issue … we went with a complete larger problem where we laid out numerous facilities and … by going the route we did, as part of the Open Space and Recreation Plan, it’s really helped us get to where we are, whereas if we had cherrypicked each individual park people would have pulled back.” “It’s been on our radar for a long time, it’s just a matter of how it gets done,” Antonelli continued. “And I think we finally got to that point, so we can make it happen. The ordinance has been changed, and now it’s about the community stepping up and supervising themselves, making sure

their dogs are on leashes, picking up after themselves.” Still, some vocal dog owners don’t see the dog park problem as comparable to other projects. “We’re talking about a simple plot of land,” Slarskey said. “We’re not talking about a building or a school. Just some fencing, and they’re saying it will take years. The ball is not even rolling.” But Augustus said he has seen this script play out before. Too few meetings and a crowd of people will rise up hurling accusations of secrecy and shiftiness. Too many and people will point to the government stereotype – inefficient and bogged down by bureaucracy. “It gets to that chicken or egg [problem],” Augustus said. “[Either] you’re not giving the public enough input, you’re not making decisions in a transparent way, or it’s you’re dragging your feet, you’re having too many meetings. Pick your poison. We’re trying to do it the right way.” Rosen, for his part, is aware of dissent in the ranks of dog owners but is pressing forward regardless. “The process has taken longer, but it hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm,” Rosen said.


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John Almeida, the unofficial mayor of Boynton Park, has a moment with his constituents. to get the ball rolling on the dog owner voting block a whole lot quicker than it takes to build a dog park. And with Worcester’s notorious voter apathy – 21 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in last year’s municipal election – Quist thinks he has a real shot. “When you have 6,700 [registered dog owners] or so, that’s an awful lot of voices when you only have 10 percent of the city voting,” Quist said. Augustus traced the roots of the dog owners’ disobedience to an ordinance he said went too far, giving dog owners no place to legally go and creating a sense of fear and loathing in Worcester between families with pooches and authority figures. “I think the city had a fairly draconian policy of no dogs in parks,” Augustus said. “You don’t see that very often. I think that probably created this sense of antagonism between dog owners and the city in regards to parks. So we’re trying to change that feeling.” Augustus said he does want organic, grassroots dog owner groups – but the city is hoping it will come in the form of an organization similar to the Friends of the Worcester Public Library or the Friend of the

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want public money being spent on fencing or pooper scoopers for dogs. “If the money was there, fine,” Slarskey said. “If the city had this excess of money. But we don’t have the money. The city doesn’t have the money. People who don’t have dogs don’t want to spend a dime on dog parks.” While Rosen is hoping the dog owners come around to see the progress the city is making, and dog owners are hoping they will get the ear of City Hall more directly, both

sides may be forced to do the one thing they hate the most: sit, stay and wait. “Patience is going to be the test,” Novick said. “Everyone hanging in long enough to get to the promised land.” Reporter Tom Quinn can be reached at 508-749-3166 x324 or tquinn@ with story ideas, feedback, or questions. Follow him on Twitter @bytomquinn.

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Art on the Line, ArtsWorcester’s one-ofa-kind interactive exhibition and benefit fundraiser, is returning to The Aurora Gallery, 660 Main St., Friday, Nov. 4. The unique event offers art fans a chance to get their hands on amazing pieces of art in a fast-paced and boisterous environment.

Part interactive and rapidly changing exhibit, part hands-on fundraiser that benefits ArtsWorcester and its programs, Art on the Line features 300 pieces, all 5-inches by 7-inches, donated by local artists. The pieces are strung throughout The Aurora Gallery, hung from the ceiling, with art aficionados selecting pieces for themselves - at a cost of $20 per item - on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested art fans can sign up for first-in-line tickets for

$40, allowing them the ability to line up in advance of the event and enter the gallery at 6 p.m., with admission for the general public at 6:20 p.m. Donations are encouraged. “Art on the Line is an art event, a very fast art exhibition and a fundraiser for our exhibits and our programs,” ArtsWorcester Executive Director Juliet Feibel said. “We have artists from across the region. Some know ArtsWorcester, some of them are new to ArtsWorcester. They all created 5-inch by 7-inch works of art. They’re all two dimensional. They are paintings and photographs and prints and drawings and mixed media and collage and what have you. The only thing they have in common is their size.” Those attending the event can browse the art online in advance at “People go and look at these works online,” Feibel said. “You can flip right through, and because they are all coded continued on page 23




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on their line, people determine in advance what they want. Someone will really want that Howard Johnson drawing that’s on the black and white line. Someone’s going to desperately need that mixed media piece by Lisa Barthelson on the green line. So they buy a first-in-line priority admission ticket and they line up outside. At 6 p.m., it’s like the running of the brides, and they head directly to the pieces that they want. “It’s very fast and it’s very intense. The first mad dash is over pretty quickly, and at 6:20, the doors open to the general public. It’s really important to this event and to our mission statement that even our fundraiser is open to everybody. It’s a fundraiser, so we’ll shake the bucket as people come in, but if they choose to support art solely by purchasing it, that’s fine too.” In addition to the pieces donated to be hung and sold, there is also an art raffle. Eleven artists donated works of art – in all shapes and sizes – visitors can try and win. There will also be music by Crocodile Music and Organic Chemistry.

The number of pieces donated to the fundraising event is testament to ArtsWorcester’s role in the city’s artistic landscape. “We hold a very unique niche in the landscape here,” said Feibel. “Our job is to promote local artists. We work to give them the experience and the credentials they need to move forward. If you have a solo exhibit here, that means something in other cities. By working in this organization, an artist has so many opportunities to grow professionally. They grow artistically because of the community of artists gathered here. But they also gain professional polish, and it’s also important to make sure that artists are able to support themselves as best they can and are able to have their work recognized.” According to Lizzie Fortin, one of the artists featured in Art on the Line, ArtsWorcester offers a number of ways for artists to show off their work. “ArtsWorcester offers a multitude of entry points to the Worcester artist (and beyond) community,” she said, citing gallery openings and shows as well as member-only events.

“Everyone gets a piece into a show. Juried shows and student events all offer ways for folks to dip their toes in or jump into the deep end of the artist community that thrives at ArtsWorcester.” The 5-inch-by-7-inch format offers a unique opportunity and, for many, a challenge, as the size can be both limiting and inspiring. “This tiny format most assuredly poses a challenge for me,” artist John Hayes-Nikas said. “I am used to working on a 22-inch by 30-inch size field, and I draw and paint with my arms and wrist. I need room to dance, as it were, when I work. The restrictions of drawing from my knuckles was a huge change and barrier to overcome if I wanted to get the effect of my usual scale.” Fundraising events like Art on the Line are important in keeping ArtsWorcester free of charge to the general public, as well as continuing to offer a resource to local artists, one that is highly valued in the arts community. “I wish I had known about ArtsWorcester years ago,” participating artist Sue Dion said. “They have positioned themselves perfectly to aid artists at all levels in creating a product and bringing it to market. ArtsWorcester provides artists with many opportunities to display their work through both juried and non-juried events. They provide training and information that is essential to artists who

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hope to sell their work. They offer many workshops covering the basics of the ‘business’ of art, such as how to pack and ship a painting, how to take a good photograph of a painting, how to prepare work for display, proper framing methods and how to create and hang a solo show, just to name a few. “While their efforts definitely benefit the artist, they benefit the greater Worcester area as well by bringing art and culture to many who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience these things.” You can find out more information on ArtsWorcester, its programs, events and Art on the Line (as well as buy tickets) at The organization is located at 660 Main St. To shop the pieces of art in advance, find the ArtsWorcester Flickr page by searching Art on the Line’s Facebook event page. Parking for the Aurora Gallery is available in the Freemasons lot at Ionic and Beacon streets.

Reporter Joshua Lyford can be reached at 508-749-3166, ext. 325, or by email at Follow Josh on Twitter @Joshachusetts and on Instagram @Joshualyford.


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Worcester Center for Crafts focuses on youth creativity Joshua Lyford

The Worcester Center for Crafts has long been a bastion for creativity and making, but on Oct. 25 the center will roll out a new youth craft and creativity program for ages 6-17 that will run through Dec. 9. The Craft Center hopes this program can imbue PHOTO SUBMITTED/TOM O’MALLEY

“We live in a three-dimensional world and we need to learn how to negotiate space and volume. All of those things we don’t get from observing a two dimensional screen. Those are the things we think are really important and why now is an important time to start this youth creativity program.” That understanding is largely the basis for much of the program’s curriculum, with hands-on learning tied so closely to the discoveries of what makes each discipline work, whether it involves glass blowing or pottery

Brady and Beckett Meyer work with metals instructor Jennifer Wong.

participants with both an appreciation for creating and an inherent knowledge or science, technology, math, critical thinking and more.



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While kids will have fun crafting and creating, Honee Hess, executive director of the Craft Center, and Joyce Kressler, educational consultant, hope their programs will offer much more than that. “For us to have a productive society in the future, we need many more people who are skilled in understanding creativity and understanding creative and critical thinking, understanding process and that things develop over time,” said Hess. “Developing their brain by understanding how to manipulate materials and to understand cause and effect. We think that, today, as more and more people, not just young people, view their world and understand their world through a two-dimensional screen, craft education and learning to make by hand becomes even more important.

making. Kressler reached out to craft organizations and institutions across the country as part of a preliminary fact-finding mission, with the goal of discovering what the primary philosophies were for their programs. “What was stunning to me when I talked about philosophies was whether or not they had overarching philosophies in their curriculum,” Kessler said, “and it turned out that aside from learning to be profficient in building skills – Clay One, Clay Two – there was not intentional intersections of things inherently in craft. Science, math, technology, environment, all of these things are inherently there. That was the ‘a-ha moment.’ There was an opportunity to build an entirely new way to think about crafts. It’s intentional intersections. Whether it’s working with clay and asking, ‘Where does clay come from?’ Talking about centrifugal force as the pottery wheel turns. It can all be part of the understanding and the transfer of information into other disciplines. “So, you’re taking things you learn in the

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Andrew Hitzhusen at the potters’ wheel.

classrooms and say, ‘Aha! That’s how glass is made. A-ha! That’s how you measure something and put a design on a circular object.’ They may already be learning in a book or on their screen, but now they’re putting those pieces together.” Available classes are broken into age groups, and include Fantastic Fibers, with instructor Diane Seiler, and Clay Creations, with

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instructor Lori Mader, for ages 6-9; Discovering Paper, with instructor Bayda Asbridge, for ages 8-11; Shaped by Hand, with instructor Laura Marotta, for ages 10-13; and Ceramics, with instructor Ian Petrie, Flameworking: Glass Beads, with instructor Beth Mellor, and Adorn Yourself: Jewelry 101, with instructor Keenan Cassidy, for ages 14-17. “I hope that, number one, they leave here with the joy of making in their hearts,” said Hess. “It sounds really schmaltzy, but we really hope that they leave with that joy. That will move them in many ways throughout their youth and young adulthood and adulthood. They might become appreciators, they might continue to make, they might take that creative energy and go into something else, but first and foremost, they will have discovered the joy of making and be motivated to be makers.” For more information, or to sign your kids up, visit, or call 508753-8183, ext. 301. The classes are offered for $200 per six-week session. Reporter Joshua Lyford can be reached at 508-749-3166, ext. 325, or by email at Follow Josh on Twitter @Joshachusetts and on Instagram @Joshualyford.

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{ film } Ben by the numbers Jim Keogh

If Ben Affleck knows anything, it’s how to play a guy who channels a troubled childhood into a colorfully violent adulthood. His Batman famously watched his parents get slaughtered in an alley, which inspired him to thin out Gotham’s criminal herd.



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In his new film, “The Accountant,” Affleck’s character, Christian Wolff, is partially the product of sketchy parenting by his military dad, who forces his young son to undergo merciless combat training. Christian exists on the autism spectrum in perfect Hollywood style, meaning not only are his interactions blunt and detached, he’s also a math savant. Dad decides the kid had better learn to defend himself early, or he’ll suffer through life as a perpetual victim. Christian masters martial arts fighting and weapons tactics with such calculated efficiency Jason Bourne would weep with appreciation. More antihero than superhero, Christian is the accountant for international criminal organizations, a feat he pulls off while operating a strip-mall CPA firm in rural Illinois as a front. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division closing in, Christian accepts a legitimate job auditing a robotics firm that’s hemorrhaging money. He motors through mounds of data — furiously scribbling columns of numbers on glass walls until his beautiful mind discerns the source of the leak. He’s Good Will Hunting with a better tailor, but zero gift for gab. “The Accountant” works because it treats Christian, and his challenges, with respect. For instance, the precision built into his day is a thing to behold. Like another famously autistic film character, Dustin Hoffman’s Rain

Man, Christian is chained to the routines that comfort him and supply logic to his world (his bedtime ritual involves heavy-metal rock, a Jackson Pollock painting and some kind of rolling pin — who knows why), and we come to understand any departure from the pattern is a source of distress. The bits of humor in the film come not at Christian’s expense but with his blessing. In his fashion, he can tell a joke. The auditing assignment is not without risk. The company owner (John Lithgow) is a man of secrets, and a resourceful employee, Dana (Anna Kendrick), believes she’s uncovered one, making her the target of assorted assassins. Christian becomes her protector, not “potential love interest” — a more complicated proposition hovering beyond reach for someone unable to decipher his own emotions. Much of the movie is cat-and-mouse stuff — too much in fact. I’m all for twisty plots, though not ones requiring a flow chart to keep things straight. In the third act, Treasury agent Ray King (J.K. Simmons) launches into a windy discourse/flashback about Christian-aswhite whale that slams the breaks on the film’s momentum. Simmons is reliably good, but you can practically hear him asking director Gavin O’Connor, “Half of this is ending up on the cutting-room floor, right?” Affleck does a fine job of being true to Christian. Nobody earns awards for dispassion; Hollywood typically values the loud and lurching. So there’s something impressive about the stillness he gives this man, both in body and soul, which make his violent outbursts jolt us like joy buzzers pressed into our palm. All of Christian’s decisions are made economically, even where best to fire a bullet to stop a threat (generally the head). When a baffled Dana asks, “Who are you?” after watching him coldly dispatch a team of would-be killers, he doesn’t have a ready answer. He’s an accountant after all, not Batman.

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I visited Hacienda Don Juan for the first time on a recent Friday for dinner with three friends. Upon entering the front door, we were greeted by a sales display of international calling cards and “Got Pupusa?” T-shirts. A steamy telenovela, called “Tres Veces Ana,” played on the flat screen monitor in the corner.

Spending an evening at Hacienda Don Juan felt as familiar and leisurely as if we had walked into a family party. There’s a whiteboard on the wall because things change frequently, and that’s a great

thing. Plastic signage embossed with names and prices bores me, but the fluidity of an erasable surface keeps me forever engaged. Sitting in a work in progress is kind of nice. It feels as if everything from the decor to the cuisine are evolving in real time. My friends and I weren’t sure whether we should order at the counter or wait to be seated, so we milled about, watching other customers pay for their take-out orders until a kind woman sporting one of the “Got Pupusa?” tees motioned for us to sit down. She brought over baskets of house-made tortilla chips and dishes of salsa, and offered us glasses for the beer we had brought along. The plastic-coated menus featured an extensive variety of Salvadorian and Mexican specialties. We asked our server what we should share as an appetizer and she suggested the Nachos Hacienda ($7.99), which arrived shortly after with beans, stellar guacamole, cheese sauce, jalapenos, sour cream and pico de gallo. Toppings were well distributed and the house-made chips held up against the weight of juicy chunks of fresh tomatoes and onions. Next, we shared Yuca Frita con Chicarones ($5.99), fried cassava with pork. I always want fried yuca to taste like french fries, but this is

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Sturbridge? Table 3 Restaurant Group will hold a ribbon cutting Thursday, Oct. 27, for the Cedar Street Cafe, 420 Main St., Sturbridge. The cafe is expected to build on the group’s alreadyestablished Cedar Street Grille, focusing on morning and lunch dining. Table 3 Restaurant Group operates the Avellino, The Duck, Cedar Street Grill and The Barn at Wright Farm in Sturbridge. The ribbon cutting takes place at 4:45 p.m.

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The key to a great taco is a doublestacked, supple tortilla with a little bit of bounce. Hacienda’s hand-made tortillas hit the mark. The Cochinita Pibil had the most distinct personality of all of our main courses, consisting of a delicious helping of tangy roasted pork marinated in orange juice and Salvadorian spices. The Pollo en Salsa Verde was prepared with tender pieces of chicken breast served on housemade green tomatillo sauce, rich with garlic, fresh cilantro and oregano. The Plato Don Juan special arrived with generous helpings of grilled steak, sausage, and a wedge of fresh cotija cheese. Each new flavorful dish popped more than the last, not unlike the 3D paintings hanging throughout the dining room. The highlight of the meal was a slice of Flan de Queso ($2.99), without a question, one of the best desserts in the city of Worcester. The total bill for our party of four came to $68.50.


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Make no mistake, that’s not to say fiscal generosity goes unnoticed, nor does it go unappreciated. I am the first to swoon over bouquets of English Garden Roses from La Jolie Fleur fetched on lunch break, just because. I can’t help but revel in delight at lavish gifts that appear on my front stoop. I have been known to fawn over indulgent dinner dates at fashionable haunts like deadhorse hill. And rest assured, I feel no shame proudly parading these magnanimous efforts on Snapchat. Still, I recognize time is one’s most precious asset. There’s something to be said for an afternoon of aimless wandering through the Worcester wilderness that you just can’t put a price tag on. I’m not alone in this pronouncement. As a rule, millennials prioritize experiences over tangible purchases, if only because analytics show that active exploits achieve more likes. Thoreau wrote, “I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” Even in a world inundated with technology, nature’s magnetism persists; the environment



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has taken its place as romance’s proverbial reset button. This week, my date and I set out to explore Worcester’s finest outdoorsy attractions. We began our day at Broad Meadow Brook, the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England. I was vaguely apprehensive about wandering through 430 acres of woods, streams, fields and marshes in my freshly polished Frye boots, but the trails proved dry, clear and well marked. Before I knew it, I r Sa was foraging acorns and with lunging for amphibians in the brook. They say you have to “kiss a lot of frogs to catch a prince,” but my date seemed mildly troubled by my literal interpretation. Next, we made our way to Grill on the Hill in the heart of Green Hill Park. We bundled up in our fall knits and ordered a round of festbiers. From the veranda, we watched the trees light up in electrifying bursts of red and gold. Something in the air smelled like cinnamon. The afternoon drifted into beautiful silence. Back in the car, I announced I would be selecting the day’s final destination. He drove. I navigated, pointing in the direction of downtown. To say he looked skeptical doesn’t accurately convey his expression, which landed squarely between intrigue and indecision. We parked at the old Lincoln Square Boys Club and walked around back to the World War I Memorial. I dragged my bewildered companion to one end of a curved concrete plane and bounded across the way to sit 75 feet opposite him. “This is my favorite place in the city,” I said, too quietly. My hushed murmurs clung to the arches of the chamber, scampering across the whispering wall until they reached him. He sat up straight when the words arrived, echoing in his ears as if we were sitting next to one another - an audible oddity. Thoreau liked whispering to oaks. I enjoy whispering to walls. No matter your preference, you’ll agree that romance lives outdoors, “perennial, young, divine.” ah

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What! Collective Monthly. 21+ with proper ID Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Don Prang. An intimate early evening performance. 6:30-9 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508926-8877. Johnny Dollar Jazz Quartet. Free! 6:30-9:30 p.m. Basil n’ Spice, 299 Shrewsbury S. 774-317-9986 or basilnspice. com Open Mic Most Thursdays @ Barbers North. To check the schedules and open slots visit: Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic World on Facebook Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) is your host at another great Open Mic Night! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: (make sure you put “open mic” in the email’s “subject box”) To check the schedules and open slots visit Facebook. Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Free! 6:30-9:30 p.m. Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. Amanda Cote. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill 185, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. 774-261-8585. Open Mic. Attention Performers’ Amateurs and Experts! Do you sing or play an instrument? Are you looking for a crowd that will appreciate your incredible sense of humor? Drop in for Open Mic! Full Sandwich Menu Desserts Coffee & Espresso BYOB beer & wine only $0. 7-10 p.m. Cake Shop Cafe, 22A West St., Millbury. 508865-9866 or Bill Beck Performs at Loft, Thurs at 8. 8-11:59 p.m. Loft 266 Bar & Lounge, 266 Park Ave. 508-796-5177. Cold soldier band. No cover. 8-10 p.m. Dunny’s Tavern, 291 East

If you like Halloween and love to shop, you won’t want to miss The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley’s Halloween Hunt Sunday, Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m. Several retailers will participate in an event that includes finding clues on the official The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley Scavenger Map and spinning the wheel for treasures. If you complete the scavenger hunt, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $100 gift card. WBQT Hot 96.9 will be broadcasting live from Cinema DeLux, where refreshments will be served at the prize center. There will be a guess the pumpkin weight contest, horse drawn wagon rides, face painting and more. Main St., East Brookfield. Darren Bessette. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Blueprint New American Bar & Grill, 9 Village Square, Westminster. 978-668-5580. Grade A Fancy. No Cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Jay Graham. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Thursdaze -- Open Mic. 18+ with proper ID Hosted by local artist Rife Styles BYOB for guests over 21! (hard alcohol prohibited) 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Spiritual Haze, 589 Park Ave. 508-799-0629. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Dezi Garcia. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Frank’s, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-4202253. Karaoke. DJ Nancy, of Star Sound Entertainment. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat. Let Dr. Nat start your weekend with jazz, swing, blues, soul, samba, R&B, Broadway, original songs about Worcester, and other surprises, such as special guest vocalists and instrumentalists. Dancers welcome! No cover charge, tips appreciated. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030 or Worcester Chamber Music Society’s Music on Main. Music on Main is a new community concert series featuring musicians and friends of the Worcester Chamber Music Society in non-traditional neighborhood venues. The one-hour concerts are free, informal, and focus on the Main South community. Kids, first-timers

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Mychael David. If you like country music with a bit of rock tossed in, this is where you want to be. Come on down enjoy a great night out, with great music, great food, and great drinks. N/A. 7-10 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, Bar/Lounge, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. Tim Scott. 7-10 p.m. Compass Tavern, 90 Harding St. 508-304-6044. Belit. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill 185, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. 774-261-8585. Dave Anthony Performs at Loft, Friday at 8. 8-11:59 p.m. Loft 266 Bar & Lounge, 266 Park Ave. 508-796-5177. Flashback Band Marlboro. 8 p.m.-midnight Williker’s Tex Mex and BBQ, 896 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 508-842-3030. JD Souther. “JD Souther is one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation,” writes Interview Magazine. “Raised on a steady diet of big band and jazz during his childhood, Souther has routinely returned to that music, as well as the genius songwriters of the early 20th century (Gershwin, Cole Porter) for inspiration. On his


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new studio album, Tenderness (Sony Music Masterworks), Souther combines these musical threads, striking a perfect balance between understated jazz and the ineffable pop narratives that have been the backbone of much of his greatest work.” $36 advance; $40 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or Retro Stew. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Schism - A Tribute to Tool. Schism - Tool Tribute with Following Trails followingtrails.bandcamp. com/music The Cove is going to be giving away 3 day 2 night trip for 2 to the destination of your choice from 20 different destinations(accommodations only)! If you purchase your tickets online ahead of time you are entered to win. When you give your printed ticket to the door host they will give you a raffle ticket. At the end of the night we will call out the winner! Must be present at time of drawing to win. Here are the choices of destinations: Las Vegas, Reno, Cape Cod, Lake Tahoe, Daytona Beach, Atlantic City, Anaheim, Sedona, Lake Havasu, Park City Utah, Palm Springs CA, Charleston SC, Gatlinburg TN, Branson MO, Hilton Head SC, Williamsburg VA, Niagara Falls, Myrtle Beach SC, Orlando FL, San Antonio TX $10 in advance $13 at the door 21+ Doors at 8pm Show starts at 9pm $10 in advance - $13 at the Door. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cove Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on Facebook. Scott Babineau. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Happy Jack’s, 785 North Main St., Leominster. 978-466-3433. Tony Soul Project. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tavern on Central, 3 Central St., Ashburnham. 978-827-1272. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St.



508-793-0900. Friday Night DJs. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. White Eagle Polish Club, 112 Green St. 774-245-1991. Good Question. Good Question was formed in 2012 from musicians familiar with the Worcester music scene. Playing anything from blues standards and rock and roll to classic alternative and jam music, they had a tough time figuring out a name that fit. $5. 9 p.m.1 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or on Facebook. Jack Rabbit Slim. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. The House Tones. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Whiskey on Water, 97 Water St. Andy Cummings & Swingabilly Lounge. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ’s. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. DJ’s - Upstairs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Whiskey on Water, 97 Water St. DJs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Compass Tavern, 90 Harding St. 508-304-6044. DJ 21+Canal. N/A. 10:30 p.m.-1:40 a.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353.

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Jiggle the Handle + The Coalboilers. 21+ with proper ID Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Crackerfest with Darren Bessette. noon-1 a.m. Blueprint New American Bar & Grill, 9 Village Square, Westminster. 978-668-5580. Magic of Eddie Raymond. 5:30-8 p.m. Tavern on Central, 3 Central St., Ashburnham. 978-827-1272. Open Mic. Open to musicians, poets, comedians or anyone with a talent! Hosted by Stephen Wright. 6-9 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or Bill McGoldrick Duo. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Basil n’ Spice, Thai Cuisine, 299 Shrewsbury S. 774-317-9986 or Babe Pino Band. Join Babe HiFi, Bob and George. Youse in da blues no cover. 7-10 p.m. Rocky’s, 139 Water St. 508-757-6259. cd release concert for Susan Ursprung’s Second Nature album. Jazz meets folk/contemporary music in fresh songs of life on earth as seen through a child’s eyes, sung with the voice of experience Doors open at 6:15, coffee and snacks provided Tickets available at: $10 includes free coffee. 7-10 p.m. First Congregational Church, Princeton, MA, 14 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-0167. Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis Live! At Quaker Tavern, Rt.146 Exit 2 to Rt. 14a, Uxbridge. Playing & singing the Greatest Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The soundtrack of your youth” Great Food, Full Bar, Lottery & Me! No Cover. Be There! Free! 7-10 p.m. Nancy’s Quaker Tavern, 466 Quaker Hgwy (Route146a), Uxbridge. 508-779-0901. Outrageous Greg’s Crazy Karaoke. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Martys pub. Tequila Mockingbird. Tequila Mockingbird plays both kinds of music, Rock and Roll! Songs you want to hear, and songs you didn’t know you wanted to hear. Come grab some food and a drink and hear some great music in a very cozy atmosphere. 7-10 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, Bar/Lounge, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. 10th Annual Duo Piano Gala Concert. Seven extraordinary local and international pianists, Malcolm Halliday, Kallin Johnson, Sima Kustanovich, Dick Odgren, Olga Rogach, Myron Romanul, and Ian Watson, will be featured in combinations of two, four, six and event seven players on MSO’s renowned Steinway grand pianos in a wide-ranging concert program of classical, jazz and popular piano works. Advance reservation tickets (all tickets are reserved seats) may be obtained by writing to the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 20070, Worcester, MA 01602, or by calling (508) 754-1234, or by emailing the Orchestra at This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. $25 in advance ($30 at the door). 7:30-9:45 p.m. Tuckerman Hall, 10 Tuckerman St. 508-754-1234 or Sound Judgment. Christian Classic Rock $5 donation. 7:30-10 p.m. !Cafe con Dios!, Main room, 22 Faith Ave., Auburn. 508-579-6722. The Great Escape- A tribute to Journey. The Great Escape is the Ultimate Journey Experience! Formed in early 2008 The Great

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Escape performs the timeless music of Journey with precision, high energy and genuine passion each and every time they hit the stage. $12 in advance - $15 at the Door. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cove Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or find them on Facebook. Amanda Cote. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Happy Jack’s, 785 North Main St., Leominster. 978-466-3433. East Coast Runaways. 8 p.m.-noon White Eagle Polish Club , 112 Green St. 774-245-1991. Fun with Hands. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Scott Babineau. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill 185, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. 774-261-8585. The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Tribute to the Bee Gees. Tickets are $32 and $42 depending on seating location. Discounts are available for members and groups of 10+.. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-5717469 or The No Reply Band - Beatles Tribute. The high energy Beatles act No Reply returns for a sixth year at the Bull Run, bringing their truly incredible reproduction of the catalog of the Beatles from the very early years to the more complex and instrumentally challenging final albums. $17.50 advance; $20 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or Tim & Lou. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Tavern on Central, 3 Central St., Ashburnham. 978-827-1272. City Boys. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The GazBar Sports Grill, 1045 Central St., Leominster. Anthem. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Breakaway Billiards, 104 Sterling St., Clinton. 978-365-6105. Cover Story. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Hip Swayers Deluxe! Get your monthly dose of Hip Swaying at Vincent’s! 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Ken Tracy. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Frank’s, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-420-2253. Take Two. 9 p.m.-midnight U.S Marine Club- Marine Corps League Worcester Detachment, 181 Lake Ave. 508-612-5639. Teeter Todder. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. The Moonshine Band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Whiskey on Water, 97 Water St. The Shelly Wilson Band. The Shelly Wilson Band... Offering today’s hottest Country mixed in with a little Southern rock and classic rock. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-9268877 or find them on Facebook. Well Within Distance. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Partner’s Pub, 970 South St., Fitchburg. 978-345-5051. Your Mother. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. DJs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. DJs. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Compass Tavern, 90 Harding St. 508-304-6044. Tequila Bonfire. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ 21+Canal. 10:30 p.m.-1:40 a.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353.

Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) is your host at another great Open Mic Night! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: (make sure you put “open mic” in the email’s “subject box”) To check the schedules and open slots visit Facebook. Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Free! 6-9 p.m. Plaza Azteca, 539 Lincoln St. Babe Pino Band. Tony Pino-harmonica/vocals, HiFi Ward- guitar/ vocals, Bob boomboom Berry on the bass, George Dellomo -drumset. No cover. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Franks on Shrewsbury St. 508-425-9612. Assumption College Jazz Ensemble Performance. The Jazz Ensemble will be performing music from a wide range of jazz styles and encompassing a broad spectrum of jazz history from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Herbie Hancock, and original arrangements. This ensemble features 13 instrumentalists and vocalists from the Assumption College community (students, teachers, and their guests). The ensemble is led by David N. Jost, who has been the instructor since 2011. Free. 7-9 p.m. Assumption College, Kennedy Building 112, 500 Salisbury St. Mikey Lynch hosts the Sunday Jam with feature artist John Juxo! Mikey Lynch hosts the Sunday Jam with great feature artists each week and an open jam session. No cover. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Eric Johnson. Guitar lovers rejoice, your dreams have come true. The platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning Eric Johnson is making his first trip to Bull Run. Eric’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers. But the full hand of his talents marks him as well as a gifted songwriter, dynamic live performer, singer, pianist, song interpreter, and creator of a rich and diverse musical legacy. $50 advance; $55 day of show. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or Karaoke. DJ Nancy, of Star Sound Entertainment. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508-798-8385. Blue Light Bandits. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035.

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Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Karaoke. DJ Nancy, of Star Sound Entertainment. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508-798-8385.

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Worcester’s Ethnic Mosaic: Los Alter Boys. Los Alter Boys is a Latin American Group that has been bringing some of the best sounds to the New England area. The band brings all types of flavor with their diverse cultural background. On guitar, lead vocals and founder of the group is Giancarlos Buscaglia; on Puerto Rican cuatro Wilson Vera; on percussion David Rivera; and on percussion and lead vocal Manolo Mairena. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided by The Friends of the Worcester Public Library This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council - an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Free. 7-8 p.m. Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 >Sunday 23 Salem Square. 508-799-1655. Brunch with Jon Short. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Siberian Virtuosi Ensemble with Clarinetist Julian Monument Square, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Milkis. Celebrated Canadian Clarinetist Julian Milkis and acclaimed Blue Plate Sunday Jam hosted by The Expletives. Russian ensemble Siberian Virtuosi. Concert tickets are available Arizona Doug Urquhart, David Niles and Mark Cherrington host an for purchase at 508-752-0888 or For more afternoon jam. Come on down and enjoy the fun. Bring your guitar, information on the artists, please contact Leonid Fleishaker to bass, harp, violin, whatever and join in. Full band set up. 2:30-6:30 request photos and press tickets. Press Contact: Leonid Fleishaker p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. 631-838-5658 For ticket information, please Big Jon Short. 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. call 508-752-0888. 7:30-10 p.m. Tuckerman Hall, 10 Tuckerman St. Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series: The Bob Gulloti Odyssey 631-838-5658 or 5pm; then Andy Cummings at 8:30pm. No Cover. 5 p.m.-2 Tuesday Open Mic Night. To check the schedules and open a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. slots visit: Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic World on Facebook Bill McCarthy Open Mic Sundays @ Plaza Azteca! To check the schedules (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) is your host at another great and open slots visit: Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic World on Facebook Open Mic Night! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve it at: openmcc@

night day & (make sure you put “open mic” in the email’s “subject box”) To check the schedules and open slots visit Facebook. Any slot marked as “open” usually is! Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350 or find them on Facebook. Boogie Chillin’. Bluesy, bluegrassy, acoustic band with a twist. Jon Bonner - Guitar & Vocals Fernando Perez - Percussion Zack Slik - Mandolin & Vocals Dan Villani - Violin/fiddle Rose Villani - Bass Free! 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439 or find them on Facebook. Karaoke. DJ Nancy, of Star Sound Entertainment. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508-798-8385. Patrick Murphy, Country Blues. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030.

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Saturdays, through Dec. 14. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or EcoTarium, Social Science Series, Thursday; Turtle Travels, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 7. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $15.00 adults; $10 >Wednesday 26 for children ages 2-18, college students with ID & senior citizens. Reckless Kelly. If you haven’t heard of Reckless Kelly yet, you Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. Additional charges soon will. Their songs will grab you on first listen and pull you in apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium deeper with each play, and their live shows are wild contagious fun. They first gained steam as one of the nation’s top Americana projects programs & other special event. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or in Austin, Texas, where their high-energy honky tonk packed venue Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed after venue. $25 advance; $28 day of show. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425- Monday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or 4311 or Open Mic - hosted by Amanda Cote. All genres and acoustic Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. instruments welcome. 21+ or with guardian. Sign-up begins at 7:30 to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or Free. 8-11 p.m. Legends, Airport Road - Fitchburg Ma, Fitchburg. 978-895-5883. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456AriBand. No Cover. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 3924 or 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Gallery of African Art, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 Trivia Night. 8:30-11 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 755-0879. Chris McDermott. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Donations accepted. 62 High St., Clinton. 978-265-4345 or 978-598-5000x12 Place. 508-459-9035. or Dezi Garcia. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Quinn’s Irish Pub, 715 West Boylston Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation St. 508-459-2025. Jim Devlin Performs at Loft, Weds at 9. 9-11:59 p.m. Loft Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit 266 Bar & Lounge, 266 Park Ave. 508-796-5177. Road. 508-753-6087 or Karaoke. Come sing your hearts out with DJ Mikey Mic’s every Museum of Russian Icons, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, Wednesday Night. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. MB Lounge, 40 Grafton St. 50811-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 799-4521. a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors Karaoke with DJ Soup. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Whiskey on Water, 97 (59 +), $7; Students, $5; Children 3-17, $5; Children <3, free. Water St. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or Old Sturbridge Village, Make No Little Plans, Through Oct. 31. Admission: $14 - $28 charged by age. Children under 3 free. 1 Old ArtsWorcester, “The Pace of Nature” by Allison Coelho Picone, Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Jan. 25; Madeleine Lord: 3362 or Re-Use Renaissance; Joseph Ray: The Third Side; William Scully: Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 Underwaterlillies; Agnes Wyant: There’s Still Life, Through Nov. 3. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508-754-8760 or Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free. 660 Main Prints and Potter Gallery: American Arts and Crafts St. 508-755-5142 or Gallery, “Paint The Town! 2016” Art Exhibit, Mondays, Tuesdays, Asa Waters Mansion, Admission: $3 for guided tour $7-10 for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Oct. 29. Hours: tea. 123 Elm St., Millbury. 508-865-0855 or closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 Assumption College: Emmanuel d’Alzon Library, 500 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 Salisbury St. 508-767-7272 or p.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or Booklovers’ Gourmet, Nine Lives: A Series of Kitty Mugshots Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the by Annie Spear, Through Oct. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to Arts Center, Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or Clark University: Schiltkamp Gallery, Dialogues with Mother Rollstone Studios, Hours: 11-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Admission: free. Earth: The Murals (in concert with the Higgins School of Humanities 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or Fall 2016 dialogue symposium, “Home (De)Constructed”), Through Salisbury Mansion, Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 Nov. 17. 92 Downing St. 508-793-7349. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Dialogues with p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-7538278 or Mother Earth: The Murals, Opening Reception, Through Nov. 17. 92 SAORI Worcester Freestyle Weaving Studio, 18 Winslow Downing St. St. 508-757-4646 or 508-757-0116 or College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Sprinkler Factory, Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind Art Gallery, Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Gallery Hours and Guided Tours, Sundays, Saturdays, through Oct. Kalimantan, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,


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23; Go Figure: Art About Mankind and Mind - Closing Reception, Wednesday. Admission: free. 38 Harlow St. Taproot Bookstore, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 21 Prichard St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-297-4337 or Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors & $7 Youth, free to Members & Children under. 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or Worcester Art Museum, Blood and Honey, Through Nov. 6; Facing the World: Modernization and Splendor in Meiji Japan, Through April 16, 2017; Jeppson Idea Lab: Renoir’s The Jewish Wedding, Through March 26, 2017; Picket Fence to Picket Line: Visions of American Citizenship, Through Feb. 5, 2017; Art Carts: Family Fun - The Roman Empire, Friday; Arms and Armor: The Viking Age!, Saturday; Zip Tour: Strozzi: The Calling of Saint Matthew, Saturday; Arms and Armor: Aethelflaed: Lady of the Mercians , Sunday; Art Carts: Family Fun - Fun and Games, Sunday; The Philosophical Guide to Artists Exhibitions, Tuesdays, through Nov. 1. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or Worcester Center for Crafts, Exhibition: The Plywood Tiger, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Nov. 5. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or

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Dick’s Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits - Friday 9pm-Saturdays 8pm -$20pp Reservations Recommended at 800-401-2221 Prices: $20 Fri/Sat pp except Special Events Drinks and Appetizers available in the show room Full Dinner Available before Show in Restaurant $5off with College ID and Reservations 2 for 1 Active Military or Veterans and Reservations $4 off with Dinner Receipt and Reservations. Fri & Sat Oct 21st & 22nd Dick Doherty and Friends. Make Reservations Early at 800-401-2221 or online at Maggie’s Getting Married by Norm Foster - Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, October 7 - Saturday, October 29. Onstage at Stageloft October 7 - October 30: Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 2PM On the night before the wedding of their youngest daughter, Maggie, and their soon-to-be-son-in-law, Russell MacMillan, the Duncans have are hosting a rehearsal dinner at their home. When Maggie’s older sister returns home for the wedding, she discovers that she knows Russell a little better than Maggie would like her to and the mayhem ensues. By Norm Foster, Canada’s funniest and most produced playwright. Starring: Siana Green, Julianne McGourty, Cathy O’Brien, Todd Darling, Sean Gardell and Greg Glanville Directed by Ed Cornely $18, seniors $16, 12 and under $10. 8-10 p.m. Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450A Main St., Fiskdale. Call 508-347-9005 or visit Murph’s Comedy Joint - Saturday, October 8 - Tuesday, November 8. Headline ing this Murph’s only comedy joint of year is None other than Clinton’s Sam Ike.. Sam has been seen in the Minneapolis comedy fest, Boston comedy fest 2015, and all over Nee England and Ny.. This show feature act I Worcestershire very own James Dorsey.. Who has been seen on Spike TV. $20 at door $15 in advance by calling Murph at 508 450-6788. 8-10 p.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, Main Hall, 19 Temple St. Call 508 450-6788 or visit

Murdered to Death - Friday, October 21 - Saturday, October 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sundays, Sunday, October 16 - Sunday, October 23, 2-4 p.m. A comedy by Peter Gordon $20 regular, $17 student/senior. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. Call 508-869-6887 or visit Mike Birbiglia - Thank God for Jokes Tour - Thursday, October 20. Mike Birbiglia declares that a joke should never end with “I’m joking.” In his all-new comedy, Birbiglia tiptoes hilariously through the minefield that is modern-day joke-telling. Join Mike as he learns that the same jokes that elicit laughter have the power to produce tears, rage and a whole lot of getting yelled at. Ultimately it’s a show that asks, “How far should we go for the laugh?” Tickets are $35. Discounts are available for members and groups of 10+. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit

college sports Women’s Soccer Anna Maria Oct. 21 v Johnson & Wales, 6 p.m. Assumption Oct. 22 @ Le Moyne, 11 a.m. Oct 26 @ Adelphi, 7 p.m. Becker Oct. 22 @ Le Moyne, 11 a.m. Oct. 26 @ Adelphi, 7 p.m. Clark Oct. 22 v Wheaton College, 1 p.m. Oct. 25 v WPI, 7 p.m. Holy Cross Oct. 23 @ American, 12 p.m. WPI Oct. 22 @ Springfield College, 1 p.m. Oct. 25 @ Clark, 7 p.m. WSU Oct. 22 v Salem State, 12 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Mass.-Dartmouth, 7 p.m.

Men’s Soccer

Anna Maria Oct. 21 v Johnson & Wales, 4 p.m. Oct. 26 v WPI, 5 p.m. Assumption Oct. 22 v Southern Connecticut State, 1 p.m. Oct. 25 @ Southern N.H., 7 p.m. Becker Oct. 20 v Worcester State, 4 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Elms, 7 p.m. Clark Oct. 22 @ Emerson, 1 p.m. Oct. 26 v Framingham State, 7 p.m. Holy Cross Oct. 22 @ Lafayette, 7 p.m. Oct. 26 v Boston University, 7:05 p.m. WPI Oct. 22 @ Babson, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Anna Maria, 5 p.m. WSU Oct. 20 @ Becker, 4 p.m. Oct. 22 @ Salem State, 3 p.m. Oct. 26 v MIT, 5 p.m.

Field Hockey

Anna Maria Oct. 21 @ Mount Ida, 7 p.m. Assumption Oct. 22 v Saint Michael’s, 4 p.m. Oct. 25 v Adelphi, 7 p.m. Becker Oct. 22 @ Bay Path, 11 a.m.

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Oct. 25 @ Elms, 4 p.m. Clark Oct. 22 v Wellesley College, 11 a.m. Holy Cross Oct. 21 @ Boston University, 7 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Dartmouth, 3 p.m. Nichols Oct. 21 v Endicott, 6 p.m. Oct. 26 @ Salve Regina, 7 p.m. WPI Oct. 22 v Wheaton, 12 p.m. Oct. 25 v Fitchburg State, 7 p.m. WSU Oct. 21 @ Westfield State, 7 p.m.


Holy Cross Oct. 22 @ Colgate, 4 p.m. Nichols Oct. 20 v Slave Regina, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 @ Curry, 12 p.m. Oct. 25 @ Endicott, 7 p.m. Anna Maria Oct. 22 v Albertus Magnus, 10 a.m. Oct. 22 v Saint Joseph’s, 2 p.m. Oct. 25 v Worcester State, 7 p.m. Becker Oct. 22 @ Mitchell, 12 p.m. Oct. 26 v Elms, 7 p.m. Clark Oct. 20 @ Western Connecticut State, 7 p.m. Oct. 22 v Worcester State, 11 a.m. Oct. 22 v Bates College, 3 p.m. Oct. 25 @ WPI, 7 p.m. WSU Oct. 22 @ Clark, 11 a.m. Oct. 25 @ Anna Maria, 7 p.m. WPI Oct. 22 @ Clark, 11 a.m. Oct. 25 @ Anna Maria, 7 p.m. Assumption Oct. 21 v TBA% @ NE-10 Quarterfinals, TBA Oct. 23 v TBA% @ NE-10 Quarterfinals, TBA Assumption Oct. 23 v NEIGA Championship @ The Captain’s Golf Course, TBA Oct. 24 v NEIGA Championship @ The Captain’s Golf Course, TBA


Anna Maria Oct. 22 @ Husson, 12 p.m. Assumption Oct. 22 @ New Haven, 1 p.m. Becker Oct. 22 @ Mount Ida, 12 p.m. Holy Cross Oct. 22 v Lehigh, 12:05 p.m. Nichols Oct. 22 v Coast Guard, 12 p.m. WPI Oct. 22 @ Rensselaer, 12 p.m. WSU Oct. 22 @ Western Connecticut State, 5 p.m.


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EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED College of the Holy Cross Currently accepting applications for the following: Sous Chef Culinary Assistant To apply: The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace. Member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).


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HELP WANTED LOCAL Town of Rutland Employment Opportunity PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY (20-40 hours per month) PLANNING BOARD The Town of Rutland Planning Board seeks qualified candidates for the position of Administrative Secretary to perform secretarial and clerical support duties under the direction of the Planning Board Chair, necessary for the proper functioning of the Planning Board. Must attend and keep minutes of all Planning Board meetings and hearings. Must possess administrative support skills, including keyboarding and working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs. Knowledge of correct and effective use of English grammar, and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing is required. Must have the ability to handle routine administrative duties, often without direct supervision. High School diploma, at least 2 years of secretarial/clerical experience, preferably in a municipal setting. Some familiarity with Planning Board matters is desired. This position is a non-benefited OAD 3 on the Town’s Classification and Compensation plan. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Planning Board’s Office, 246 Main St., Rutland, MA 01543, or email to planningboard@townofrutland. org by October 30, 2016. Position will remain open until filled. AA/EOE The JCC After School Program is looking for a bus driver for 2-3 hours every afternoon Monday-Friday. The position is a school year position with school vacation weeks off. A Class D driver’s license with a restricted School Bus Driver Certificate from the DPU is required. Please forward a letter of interest and resume to

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City of Leominster Veterans Department Part Time Clerk (18 hrs per week) The Leominster Veterans Department seeks a part time Clerk to work under the general direction of the Director of Veterans Services. Duties include: Assisting the Director of Veterans Services to discharge the duties of the office, answering phones, and general clerical/administrative work. May also include travel to Sterling and Lancaster. Qualified candidates must be able to provide excellent customer service, as they will have frequent contact with the general public, other city departments, including the Treasurer and Auditor and state and regional offices. Ability to multi-task, computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, flexible nature to adjust to duties and job priorities is required, as well as the ability to work independently. Salary: $20.45/hour, no benefits, non-negotiable 18 hours/per week Please submit cover letter, references and resume to Wendy Hurley, Human Resources Director 25 West Street, Room 13, Leominster MA 01453 or e-mail to: by October 31, 2016 No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer/ Affirmative Action Drug screen and background check required

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Office Administrator We are looking for a detail oriented individual to join our front office team at Central Mass Physical Therapy. Responsibilities inc. answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and performing day to day office tasks. Job req. include office experience, computer proficiency, and the ability to multitask in a fast paced environment. Aprox. 25 hours per week and will include a mix of morning, afternoon and evening hours. Email resume to



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MERCHANDISE CEMETERY PLOTS Worc. County Memorial Park Paxton. Garden of Faith, 2 plots, Section #347-A 1&2. Today’s cost is $3,900.00 for both. Asking $1,500.00 total for both. Call 508-882-3421 or 909-714-0064 Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton MA Garden of Heritage II. 2 Lots w/vaults. Current value $8300.00 Asking $3950.00 for both or B/O. Call Jim 508-769-8107 Worcester County Memorial Park - Paxton Unit C, section Heritage II, plots 1 and 2. Today’s price is $6500, asking $3500. 508-344-9626 Worcester County Memorial Park Paxton, MA. 2 Lots in the Garden of Faith. $1500.00 for both. Near the feature. Mary 508-886-4334. Worc. County Memorial Park, Paxton Garden of Honor, 2 plots, Plot 17, Unit C, Graves 3 & 4. Today’s cost is $8,800 for both. Asking $2950 total for both. Call 978-582-9309 Worcester County Memorial Park - Paxton Two lots for sale. Present price $3250 each, totaling $6500. $4500 for both. Call 801-294-7514 Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA Garden of the Cross - 2 Lots Value $10,500 - asking $4000 OBO 774-239-9189

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Worcester County Memorial Park Paxton, MA Garden of the Cross Premier Location, Must sell Value $5250 Asking $4000 OBO 508-799-5678

Handicap Equipment Lift/recliner chair, wheelchair, walkers, canes, bath seat, commode, safety bars, etc. Less than 2 years old. Call 508 853-3085.

Standard Glass Sliding Door Slides left to right. Brand new. $300. 508-829-0078 Maytag Electric Range Super capacity, asking $250 b/o. 978-305-4784 anytime.

5 Old Lantern Circle, Paxton ESTATE SALE Sat. & Sun., 10/22 & 10/23 9-4pm Lots of great stuff!

Breville Grill Like new. $50 or BO. 508-752-2425

Golf clubs, bag, cart (used) Asking $250. 508-865-5726* C-13 Zeppelin Stamp Flag Cancelled $200. Got Stamp Questions? Call Ron at 413896-3324 Motorized Wheelchair

Pride Jazzy Select 6 Ultra used only 3 weeks. Great stability on 6 wheels, tight turn radius, elevating pwr seat, fully adjustable foot platform, 300 lb wgt capacity. Asking $3500 OBO. 508-783-5431 Amana ART104TFDW 14.3 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer, bought new, excellent condition, $375. 508-640-5888 Brother HL-2170W Wireless Laser Printer, bought new, very good condition, $50 508640-5888 Heavy Duty Prototype PVC Pipes Hammock Frame w/1 cloth & 1 rope material, all accessories. $75 978-537-9925

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Orange & yellow kayak w/ paddle & safety vest. Perception Spt. Light wt, 40 lb. $300 obo. Twin Love Seat Sofas Excellent condition. $300 for both. Call 508-842-8324 to see. Must sell. Toro Snow Blower 8HP Honda engine. Well maintained, used 10 yrs. Runs excellent. $200 obo. 508-460-7634 Youth Bed, Dark Wood spindle post, headboard, footboard w/ wood base, stl rails. $50, call Mike 508-269-5180. Utility Trailer 5x8, hvy duty w/ ramp gate, 2 in axle, 4 corner tie downs, P/T floor. $700. Call for info: 508-949-1320. FURNITURE Corner Hutch Solid pine - 4 doors - 48" x 76". Accommodates 42" television. $250. Photo available. 508-829-6792

FIREWOOD Seasoned 100% hardwood cut and split. Free delivery on 2 cords (128 cu. ft.) orders. Call or text Cami for more info. 508-918-0767.

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Cut, split, and delivered Seasoned or Kiln Dried Firewood. Visit for details. Or call Putnam Services 508-886-6688

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6am - 4pm • Acres of Bargains • Hundreds of Vendors • Thousands of Buyers • 47th Season Rte. 140, Grafton/ Upton town line Grafton Flea is the Place to be! Selling Space 508-839-2217 Estate Sale Millbury: 24 Grafton St. Sat 10/22/2016 8 AM to 2 PM. Furniture, Small Appliances, Outdoor Furniture, Kitchen Items, Holiday Items. All Must GO. 954-804-5654

5 Old Lantern Circle, Paxton ESTATE SALE Sat. & Sun., 10/22 & 10/23 9-4pm Lots of great stuff!

Worcester - Sat., 10/22 & Sun, 10/23 17 Adelle Circ. 9-3pm Large size women & mens clothes, glassware, bikes, toys, office supplies, runners and tons of odds and ends. Sacred HeartSt. Catherine of Sweden Church 596 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA. CHRISTMAS BAZAARSat. Nov. 5, 2016, 8am-2pm. Homemade Thanksgiving, Christmas and gift items. Knits, stitched and baby items. Bake table, jewelry and book tables and more. Cash and basket raffles. No admission fee to bazaar. Lunch 11am1pm. Call Lynn for vendor’s table renting at 508-752-1608 ASAP. FALL BULLETIN BOARD


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Saturday October 22nd 9 : 30 AM – 3 :30 pm • Kids games & activities • Homemade Goodies • Raffle Items • Food for Purchase

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EDUCATION MUSIC INSTRUCTION Instrumental, Vocal, Jazz Improv Lessons Available on most instruments. Lou Borelli 508-752-6213

PETS & ANIMALS LOST AND FOUND Missing Pet Goose Tan female goose went missing in West Sutton. Contact Peggy if seen. 508-865-6927


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COMMUNITY APARTMENT FOR RENT FLYING FIELD WANTED Local RC club is looking for a field to fly quiet, electric-only model planes. Land owners who are willing to share their space with hobbyists should contact 508-641-3787.

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Furnished Apartment Holden - 1 BR, central air, HW floors, W/D in unit, cathedral ceilings, sliding door w/deck. Dishware/utensils inc. $975 plus utilities. Call 508-450-0808. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT Office or Business Completely renovated, 1800 sq. ft., West Boyston Ctr, near schools & park. In mini-mall next to Darby’s Bakery. 508-829-5477 Ask for Russ.

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OPEN HOUSE: SATURDAY 10/22, 10/29, & 11/5, 1-3 PM SUNDAY 10/23, 10/30 & 11/6, 1-3 PM A STUNNING MUST-SEE DESIRABLE CAPE! For more photos and details go to enter "buyer" and code #211485 508-641-5599

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Publisher’s Notice All real estate advertised in this publication is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Massachusetts Anti Discrimination Act and the Boston & Cambridge Fair Housing Ordinances which make it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age, children, marital status, sexual orientation, veterans status or source of income or any intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll free at 1-800-827-5005. For the NE area call HUD at 617-994-8300. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275 or 617-565-5453

AUTOMOTIVE AUTO/MOTORCYCLE 2007 Suzuki Boulevard Cruising Motorcycle C90T; 1474cc; 6300 miles, 1 owner, perfect cond. accessories and new battery. Garaged, covered & serviced. $6,000 508-8498635


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2001 Suzuki Intruder 1500cc, showroom condition, lots of chrome, Vehix pipes. $4000. Call John at 978-466-6043.

2014 Nissan Versa Clean and in excellent condition. 51k miles. $8,200 negotiable. 617721-8563

2008 Honda Metropolitan Scooter Black and gray. Mint cond. 469 miles. Asking $1650.00. Includes helmet. 207-289-9362 OR 207-450-1492.

1988 MercedesBenz 300 SEL 6 cylinder gas. Very good cond. Runs exc. $3200.00 195k miles. Located in Sutton, MA 774-287-0777

2003 Chevy Corvette Convertable 50th Anniversary Edition 26,000 miles. Automatic, original owner, always garaged, mint cond. $25,000 firm. 774-696-4187

AUTO/SUV 2003 Ford Escape Auto, 4WD, Good Condition, Elderly Driven, Well Kept. Asking $3500 or best offer. Call Jim at 774-262-9263 or 508-799-2041 AUTO/VAN

1999 Road King Under 8,000 miles. Too many extras to list. Always stored in room temperature. $10,000 obo 978-4645525 or 978-549-3670 cell

2008 Ford E250 Extended Van 3dr, A-T/AC, Power package. Roof racks. Int. shelving, tow package, 6 rims, 8 tires in good cond. Exc. overall cond. 57K miles. $9,999. 508-8292907

1999 Pontiac Grand Am 6 Cylinder, automatic, needs work or use for parts. 159,903 miles. $675. 978-422-8084 2012 Cadillac CTS AWD, 21,800 miles. Crystal red. Heated black leather seats. Panoramic roof. Dealer maintained. Under warranty. $24,500.00 978-534-8860 2008 Ford Mustang 8 cyl, 300HP. 21K miles. Never driven during winter. Always garaged. Perfect cond. $21,900 negotiable. 508-865-3528 after 3pm.

2004 Pontiac Bonneville 114,000 miles. Graphite Gray. $595 Motor knocking, likely needs replacement, body and interior good shape. Good project or parts car. 508-873-7449 2013 BMW 128i 7K Orig Miles, Grey, 3.0, Automatic, Fully Loaded, Serviced. $16,900. 774-239-0800 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Original low mileage beauty. Recent 350/325 hp engine. Must see! Trophy winner. 774437-8717 $6,500

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Accounts Receivable Specialist Self-starter needed to work directly with Controller and Sales Department for growing multi-media publisher located in Millbury, MA. Must have pleasant phone voice and manners, but able to be firm. Customer service oriented. Capable of working in a fast paced environment, with minimal supervision. Daily duties include making and documenting collection calls, sorting mail, resolving billing issues, processing credit cards and invoices. Looking for 3 – 5 years similar experience. email resume to No phone calls please. E.E.O.C.




2001 Ford Focus MECHANICS SPECIAL NEEDS ENGINE SOHC, Automatic, 4 cyl, 4 door, clean interior, straight body, new tires, new front brakes/rotors, clean title. $800 508-869-6841

2002 Mercedes C-320 Wagon Custom leather interior excellent condition. Runs good, looks good. Asking $2995 or best offer, call 954-540-4155

We Buy and PICK UP Your junk or wrecked cars or trucks. We Sell New and Used Parts. Specials on Batteries and Tires. New and Used! Airport Auto Parts, Inc. 56 Crawford St. Leominster, MA 01453 978-534-3137

1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe, Grey and Black. 50,000 miles. Holden area. $16,000. 407-375-3917

BOATS 25 HP Suzuki (Like New) with Boat & Trailer Holden area. Pete 407-375-3917 $2,000

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY! 1997 Mercedes-Benz E-420 Sedan, 4 dr., 8 cyl., 214,000 miles. Silver. $2,995 obo. New tires, brakes & more. Good, quiet engine. Purrs like a kitten. 508-865-5372

18 Ft. Fiberglass Fishing Boat Galvanized roller trailer, 90HP mariner, outboard motor. $1250. Also 14 ft. boat & trailer. $500 508-853-5789. Ask for Stan.

1932 Ford Coupe Little deuce Coupe, with a Corvette mill and four on the floor. 6,000 aprox. mi. Original hot rod, all steel, show car, looks and sounds great. Holden area. $42,000. 407-375-3917

CAMPERS/TRAILERS 3 Horse Trailer 2002 Exiss XT/ 300 Gooseneck. Great condition. All alum. S.S. nose. On craigslist pics. $7,995. Paxton. Call Robert at 508-757-0887*

1978 MG MGB 47,000 mi. Green ext. Very solid car from GA. Good overall condition. $7500. Please call 508-7351845.



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NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Paul Otten and Ginger Otten to Bank of America, N.A., dated May 15, 2007 and  recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District)  Registry of Deeds at Book 41151, Page 284, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment from Bank of America, N.A. to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for PROF-2013-S3 REMIC Trust III dated March 14, 2014 and recorded with said Registry on May 21, 2014 at Book 52339, Page 51 and by assignment from U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for PROF-2013-S3 REMIC Trust III to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, not in its individual capacity but solely as Trustee for the PrimeStar-H Fund I Trust dated December 16, 2014 and recorded with said Registry on December 30, 2014 at Book 53215, Page 246, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on October 31, 2016, on the mortgaged premises located at 1 GATES LANE, MILLBURY, Worcester County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: The land in said Millbury with the buildings thereon being the same premises shown as lots 555, 556, 557, 558 and 559 on the plan of ‘’Dorothy Manor’’ drawn by Ernest W. Branch, C.E. dated April 1915 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 33, Plan 61, and bounded and described as follows: NORTHEASTERLY by lot 560, as shown on said plan one hundred ten and no hundredths (110.00) feet; SOUTHEASTERLY by lots 498, 499, 500, 501 and 502 as shown on said Plan, One hundred twenty-five and no hundredths (125.00) feet; SOUTHWESTERLY by lot 554 as shown on said plan, one hundred ten and no hundredths (110.00) feet; and NORTHWESTERLY by Gates Road, one hundred twenty-vie and no hundredths (125.00) feet. Containing 13,750 square feet, more or less. The mortgagor(s) expressly reserve my/our rights of Homestead and do not wish to terminate my/our Homestead by granting the within conveyance notwithstanding my/our waiver of such homestead in paragraph 24 of the within mortgage. Being the same premises conveyed to the herein named mortgagor(s) by deed recorded with Worcester District Registry of Deeds herewith. Book 41151, Page 282. For mortgagor’s(s’) title see deed recorded with Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 41151, Page 282. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale.  The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale.  Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price.  The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE PRIMESTAR-H FUND I TRUST Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201410-0753 – YEL Town Of Sutton Board of Selectmen NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given under Chapter 138 of MGL that a Public Hearing will be held on November 1, 2016 @ 7pm on a request by Price Chopper Operating CO. of Massachusetts, Inc. dba Market 32 by Price Chopper (Wine & Malt Beverage Package Store) located at 21 Galaxy Pass (Map 11 Parcel 9) and Sutton Wines & Liquors (All Alcohol Package Store) located at 160 Worc-Prov. Tpk, Unit 17A both in Sutton MA. for a Transfer of licenses. This hearing is open to the public and shall be held in the Wally Johnson Meeting Room on the 3rd floor in the Sutton Municipal Center located at 4 Uxbridge Road in said Sutton. LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES

LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 A.C. 76A Docket No. WO16P1725EA To all persons interested in the estate of Maurice R. Brown late of Auburn in said County, deceased, testate. A petition has been presented to said Court for authority to sell at private sale – certain real estate of said deceased, - and that the petitioner may become the purchaser of said real estate. If you desire to object thereto you or your attorney should file a written appearance in said Court at Worcester before 10 o’clock in the forenoon on the eighth day of November 2016, the return day of this citation. WITNESS, Leilah A Keamy, Esquire, First Justice of said Court, this seventeenth day of October, 2016. Stephanie K. Fattman, Register 10/20/2016 WM

Public Auction Notice is hereby given pursuant to provisions of M.L. c255 sec.39A the following vehicle will be sold November 11,2016 at a private sale to satisfy our garage lien thereon for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notice. 2005 Nissan Altima  VIN# 1N4AL11D65N431428 The sale will be held at : Early’s on Park Ave. 536 Park Avenue Worcester, MA   01603 TO ALL INTERESTED INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF SUTTON In accordance with the provisions of  M.G.L. Ch. 40A, §11, the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at the Sutton Town Hall on November 3, 2016 at 7:30pm on the petition of CrossFit Athletic Center, Corp. The petitioner is requesting a Special Permit for a Recreational facility use as it pertains to III.A.4. Table 1, B.2 of the Town’s Zoning Bylaws. The property that is the subject of this petition is located at 64 Worcester Providence Turnpike as shown on Assessors Map #5, Parcel #3. The property is located in both the B2 Zoning District. A copy of the petition may be inspected during normal office hours in the Town Clerk’s Office located in the Town Hall. Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this variance petition should appear at the time and place designated. Brittanie Reinold Board of Appeals Clerk Filed in the Town Clerk’s Office

Worcester Housing Authority 40 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01605 Tel: (508) 635-3300 Fax: (508) 635-3190 Telephone Device for the hearing impaired (508) 798-4530 PUBLIC NOTIFICATION The Worcester Housing Authority (“WHA”) will open its State-Aided Public Housing Family Program (“SPHF”) 1 & 2 bedroom emergency waiting list and its State-Aided Elderly/Disabled Public Housing Program (“SPHE”) 1 bedroom emergency waiting list. The WHA provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.

TOWN OF MILLBURY TAX CLASSIFICATION In accordance with MGL Chapter 40, Section 56 as amended, the Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:10 p.m. in the Conference Room of the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, Ma. The purpose of the meeting is to determine the percentage of the tax burden to be borne by each class of property for Fiscal Year 2017. The Millbury Board of Assessors will be in attendance at this hearing to provide information and data relevant to making such determination and the fiscal effect of the available alternatives. All are invited to attend this hearing and to present their views orally or in writing.

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS (SEAL) LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT 16 SM 009346 ORDER OF NOTICE To: MICHELLE A. WEINSTEIN , and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App. § 501 et seq.: U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF9 Master Participation Trust claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in Millbury, numbered 27 LEXINGTON ROAD, UNIT 27 A/K/A UNIT 27L, PAUL REVERE VILLAGE, given by MICHELLE A. WEINSTEIN to Bank of America, N.A., dated June 27, 2006, and recorded at Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 39254, Page 327, and now held by Plaintiff by assignment, has/ have filed with this court a complaint for determination of Defendant’s/ Defendants’ Servicemembers status. If you now are, or recently have been, in the active military service of the United States of America, then you may be entitled to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the above-mentioned property on that basis, then you or your attorney must file a written appearance and answer in this court at Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or before November 14, 2016 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, JUDITH C. CUTLER, Chief Justice of this Court on September 30, 2016 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder 52812 (WEINSTEIN) FEI # 1078.01944 10/20/2016 MSC

NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by David Hartford and Patricia Hartford to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Terrace Mortgage Company, dated February 5, 2007 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District)  Registry of Deeds at Book 40754, Page 189, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder by assignment from  Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Terrace Mortgage Company to  Wells Fargo Bank, NA dated  October 14, 2011 and recorded with said registry on  October 18, 2011 at Book  47977 Page 332 and by assignment from  Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to  Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, D/B/A Christina Trust, Not Individually but as Trustee for Pretium Mortgage Acquisition Trust dated  April 7, 2016 and recorded with said registry on  April 26, 2016 at Book  55237 Page  364, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same will be sold at Public Auction at 12:00 p.m. on November 11, 2016, on the mortgaged premises located at 13 Darling Lane, Sutton (Manchaug), Worcester County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, TO WIT: The land with the buildings thereon in Sutton (Manchaug), Worcester County, Massachusetts on the Northerly side of Darling Land, being the same premises shown as Lot 3 on the ‘’Plan of Land in Sutton, Mass. Owned by David J. Jr., & Yvette M. Picard’’ prepared by Lavallee Brothers Inc. dated April 29, 1988, and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 611, Plan 83, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron rid on the northerly line of Darling Lane at the southwesterly corner of the granted premises and the southeasterly corner of land now or formerly of Bousquet; THENCE N. 04 degrees 34’ 11’’ W., by said Bousquet land, 111.19 feet to a point; THENCE N. 28 degrees 16’ 37’’ E., 107.54 feet to a point; THENCE S. 61 degrees 43’ 23’’ E., 124.86  feet to a stone wall; THENCE S. 28 degrees 16; 37’’ W., by said stone wall, 40.00 feet to a point; THENCE S. 01 degrees 39’ 19’’ W., 79.98 feet to the northerly line of Darling Lane; THENCE N. 76 53’ 29’’ W., by the northerly line of Darling Lane, 18.89 feet to a point; and THENCE 72 degrees 28’ 04’’ W., by the northerly line of Darling Lane, 116.11 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 21,704 square feet, according to said plan. Said premises are conveyed subject to the right-of-way shown on said plan. ‘’The mortgagor(s) expressly reserve our rights of Homestead and do not wish to terminate my/our Homestead by granting the within conveyance notwithstanding our waiver of such homestead in paragraph 24 of the within mortgage. The Mortgagors hereby subordinate the Declaration of Homestead recorded in said Registry at Book 32087, Page 116, with respect to the grant of this mortgage only. The mortgage shall be deemed to be senior to the Declaration of Homestead just as though this mortgage has been recorded prior to the Declaration. In all other respects, the Declaration of Homestead shall remain in force and effect Being the same premises conveyed to the herein named mortgagor(s) by deed recorded with Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Book 32087, Page 118. For mortgagor’s(s’) title see deed recorded with Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 32087, Page 116. These premises will be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of Five Thousand ($5,000.00 ) Dollars by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale.  The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at Harmon Law Offices, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02458, or by mail to P.O. Box 610389, Newton Highlands, Massachusetts 02461-0389, within thirty (30) days from the date of sale.  Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price.  The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, HARMON LAW OFFICES, P.C., 150 California Street, Newton, MA 02458 (617) 558-0500 201501-0437 – PRP 10/20, 10/27, 11/03/16 MSC O C T O B E R 2 0 , 2 0 16 • W O R C E S T E R M A G A Z I N E . C O M


MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Country Candle Co., Inc., a Massachusetts corporation with an address of 22 West Street, Millbury, Massachusetts, 01527, James F. Laurence, Trustee of Northborough Whitney Realty Trust and Joan M. Laurence, Trustee of Forty Four Whitney Realty Trust Massachusetts to TD Bank, N.A. formerly known as TD Banknorth, N.A., a national banking institution doing business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, whose address is 370 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608 and said mortgage being dated January 21, 2004 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 32695 Page 43, as amended to in an instrument dated November 13, 2009 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Book 45308, Page 248, of which mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at Public Auction at 1:00 p.m. on the 18th day of November, 2016 at 10 West Street (a/k/a 22 West Street) Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, To wit: A certain tract of land located on West Street in Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, further bounded and described as follows: PARCEL I A certain parcel of land together with buildings situated thereon in the Town of Millbury, County of Worcester, Massachusetts, situated on the northerly side of West Street, consisting of approximately 103,000 square feet of property and shown as Parcel A on a plan of land entitled “Division of land owned by Unisorb, Inc., West Street and Water Street, Millbury, Massachusetts, scale 1” = 40’, July 14, 1999 prepared by Jim Kasierski, PLS, Inc.” Said land recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 745, Plan 23. PARCEL II A certain parcel of land together with buildings situated thereon in the Town of Millbury, County of Worcester, Massachusetts, situated on the northerly side of West Street and the easterly side of Water Street, consisting of approximately 274,200 square feet of land and shown as Parcel B on a plan of land entitled “Division of land owned by Unisorb, Inc., West Street and Water Street, Millbury, Massachusetts, scale 1” = 40’, July 14, 1999 prepared by Jim Kasierski, PLS, Inc.” Said land recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 745, Plan 23. Said premises are conveyed subject to the following to the extent they affect the premises. Reservation of a right of way around the machine shop (to the extent it has not merged) and of the rights of the heirs of Charles D. Morse against the City of Worcester for acts done by the City (to the extent they survive) set forth in a deed from Hudson N. Hakes and Jacob A. Lincoln to Herbert L. O. Bowden dated October 28, 1898 and recorded in Book 1597, Page 181. Easements for poles and wires granted to Connecticut River Transmission Company by Damien Ducharme and Josephine Ducharme in instrument dated March 28, 1913, April 5, 1913 and May 29, 1913 and recorded in Book 2023, Page 556, Book 2024, Page 139 and Book 2029, Page 121. Easement for drainage from a catch basin to the Blackstone River granted to the Town of Millbury by The Felters Company in an instrument dated August 10, 1925 and recorded in Book 2393, Page 585. Order of Taking by the Massachusetts Water Works Company from The Felters Company et als dated January 16, 1969 and recorded in Book 4920, Page 417. Order of Taking by the Massachusetts Water Works Company from The Felters Company et als dated January 16, 1969 and recorded in Book 4920, Page 421. Notice of Variance granted to Unisorb, Inc. by the Millbury Board of Appeals dated July 6, 1999, recorded in Book 21595, Page 290. Notice of Activity and Use Limitation by Unisorb, Inc. dated August 2, 1999 and recorded in Book 21733, Page 33. BEING the same premises conveyed to Country Candle Co., Inc., Joan M. Laurence, Trustee of the Forty Four Whitney Realty Trust, and James F. Laurence, Trustee of the Northborough Whitney Realty Trust by deed of Lee J. Jundanian dated December 29, 2003 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Book 32695, Page 40. Premises to be sold and conveyed subject to and with the benefit of all rights, rights of way, restrictions, easements, covenants, liens or claims in the nature of liens, improvements, public assessments, any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens, water and sewer liens and any other municipal assessments or liens or existing encumbrances of record which are in force and are applicable, having priority over said mortgage, whether or not reference to such restrictions, easements, improvements, liens or encumbrances is made in the deed. For further reference the property to be conveyed consists of three separate lots shown as Parcels 1, 2 and 4 on a plan of land, recorded with said Deeds in Plan Book 810, Plan 23.  See Town of Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Assessors Parcel Identification No. 45-213, 45-2 and 45-215.  See also Partial Release of Mortgage and Assignment of Rents dated July 15, 2011 recorded with said Deeds in Book 47623, Page 393, releasing Parcel 3 as shown on Plan of Land recorded with said Deeds in Plan Book 810, Page 23. Terms of sale: A deposit of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) by certified or bank check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of sale.  In addition, within five (5) business days of the auction, the successful bidder shall pay, by certified or bank check to the Law Offices of Steven P. Murphy, Esquire, Fusaro, Altomare and Ermilio, 71 Elm Street, Suite 102, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, the balance of deposit to equal ten (10%) percent of the purchase price.  The balance is to be paid by certified or bank check at the Law Offices of Steven P. Murphy, Esquire, Fusaro, Altomare and Ermilio, 71 Elm Street, Suite 102, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 within forty-five (45) days from the date of sale.  A Deed will be provided to purchaser for recording upon receipt in full of the purchase price. In the event of an error in this publication, the description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control.  In addition, within forty-five (45) days from the date of sale, the successful bidder shall also pay a five (5%) percent Buyer’s Premium in addition to the purchase price. Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. TD Bank, N.A., Present holder of said mortgage By its Attorneys, Steven P. Murphy, Esquire, Fusaro, Altomare & Ermilio 71 Elm Street, Suite 102, Worcester, MA 01609 10/06/16 MSC


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Bob Mahoney serves as director of the Worcester Youth Flag Football League. A strong advocate for flag football as an alternative to tackle for young kids, Mahoney has been at the helm of the league for all of its 17 years. He has seen the numbers rise and fall over the years, and has stood by the league through it all. And while the former Worcester Magazine Hometown Hero started the league because his youngest son couldn’t play in the city’s other league, he hasn’t had a child in the league for quite some time, and he’s not planning on throwing in the towel anytime soon. The WYFF, for Mahoney, is a way to get kids on the right track and keep them there. How long has the Worcester Youth Flag Football league been around? Okay, so in

1999 we started with the YMCA. The Y was the first sponsor of it, and we were turned onto the YMCA through Greendale Flag Football League. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a lot of support from the Y financially, and they were pretty rigid in regards to the kids who were getting scholarships and things of that nature. So the following year we went out on our own, which was 2000, so actually the league has been in existence for 17 years.

Why is flag football a good alternative to tackle football? Well, I think at an early

age, being a parent, and being around the sports world as long as I have been, the thought of putting a helmet on a 5-year-old or 6-year-old, going out there smashing, just doesn’t make sense. With the medical field coming out against it, I think flag’s a great way for young kids to learn the basics of football, and once they reach that eighth-grade year, and they go into high school they know the game, and physically if they can get used to the pads and all the work that goes into tackle, with flag football it gives them the opportunity to learn the skills needed to play tackle later on.

How many players do you average on year?

Right now, we’re averaging about 240. Our first couple years we were up around 300. Then, of course, every year goes up and down. About two years ago we were really low, our numbers were way off. One of our board members, John Rice, said ‘Bob, let me put it on Facebook,’ and I said ‘Of course, if anything can help, go ahead.’

And, sure enough, our numbers shot back up. So technology has basically saved the Worcester Youth Flag Football.

Why did the numbers drop off? One thing

I felt was fall baseball. Fall ball started getting really heavy about five, six years ago. So kids were playing baseball all year round, and I don’t think it necessarily had to do with tackle, because tackle will always have its number, but we were an alternative to tackle, then all of a sudden people started making fall ball leagues and it would interfere. They couldn’t play Saturday mornings or Friday evenings, so that kind of hurt us.

Concussions are becoming more and more of a concern in sports. Has this impacted the league at all? I think it allows parents

to feel a little better about playing, now that they know what to look for. I mean, knock on wood, let’s face it, concussions can happen with a helmet on or without a helmet on. I think the number one concussion sport in college is women’s soccer, I believe. With flag football it’s a lot of running, a lot of fast movement as far as outside runs and passing. We’ve been fortunate that way, I do think there’s always that chance of a concussion, but we’re more of the bruised knee and elbows.

Why have you stuck with the program over the years? You know, it all started because

Sean, my youngest, couldn’t get into the Greendale Flag Football League because the league was so full back then. That was the only gig in town, and my son, Sean, couldn’t, so that’s why we started it. But,


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you know, when you do something as rewarding as giving kids, Worcester kids, the opportunity a chance to play a sport. We try to give as many scholarships as we can, but to see the kids on the field, 4, 5, 6 years old, you’re hoping that with this, the activity and sport, that’s going to keep them onto it, they’re going to like to play sports, and maybe that will deter them from the alternative. And again the school department doesn’t have its own. There’s not a lot of money for afterschool programs. Most importantly, you see families that, I don’t know what else they’d be doing, but on a Friday night they’re bringing their kids down to play, and again it’s not all just inner-city kids. We have kids from Paxton, people from Shrewsbury and all over. I’ll give you an example. We have a kid in an alternative program in Worcester and his mother called me and she is saying, ‘My son is getting in trouble, he got kicked out of Forest Grove, could you somehow get him in the league?’ So, I said, ‘OK, bring him down. I’ll get him on a team.’ And, sure enough, the mother comes down and the kid won’t get out of the car. I introduce him to the team and the majority of the kids on the team happen to be from Millbury, there’s not a minority on the team, and they have brought that kid in … you could tell he was nervous, he doesn’t know anybody. Demographically, town kids and city kids don’t really know each other really well. Well, that team has become so close to that kid. I check on his marks in school and he’s really come along. His mother can’t thank us enough

for allowing him to play, but also that experience of him meeting other kids and for them as well, some of these leagues aren’t as diverse as ours.

How is flag football more inclusive than other sports? We have 14 to 16 kids on a team …

I don’t like how in some sports kids get to play one inning in the field, one at bat and that’s it for the night. With flag football, with our league, we have an A team and a B team. So, these kids are basically getting equal time every game, except for like the last two minutes. So, it’s not like the kid is just sitting on a bench the whole game and will maybe get one play in. The A team plays the same amount of minutes as the B team ’til the end of the game. So I think that’s also part of it, the kids are active, they have active roles. The other part, too, is we try to promote that every team lets the kid touch the ball sometime during the season during a game, so it’s not like the same kid every time. But, again, the football mentality is the whole team thing. A lot of these coaches are great at getting the kids to play a position, and they like playing it.

What have you learned from running this league that you wouldn’t have expected to learn? You learn a lot about yourself. You

know, you see a lot of parents, and you look at them, and you see that they’re so happy to see their kid involved with something. I see parents who are afraid of what goes on in the city, but this gives them an opportunity to be with their kids. - Tom Matthews



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