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etween the days that have felt like spring with mid-50-degree temperatures, signs of winter have been blowing in. Worcester area’s two ski mountains – Wachusett and Ski Ward – both opened last weekend and parts of Worcester saw natural snow last week. As a lifelong snowboarder, this is my favorite time of year. For all those who ski or ride and live for the coldest months of the year like I do, don’t miss the mountain guide in this issue; we’ve expanded from years past with stats and tips for some of New England’s best mountains, not just those in Central Mass. Hate the snow, shoveling and having to wear eight layers of clothing just to get the mail? Find our fireside dining suggestions inside and a listing of holiday performances taking place this season in our Holiday Handbook, also inside this issue. Share your winter photos with us this season by tagging @worcestermagazine on Instagram! -Brittany Durgin, Editor

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November 21 - 27, 2013 ■ Volume 39, Number 12

Higgins Armory trustees turn attention to sale of building STEVEN KING

Walter Bird Jr.


t is hard to imagine the majestic building at 100 Barber Ave. as anything other than the Higgins Armory Museum. For 83 years the singularly-unique building has stood as an entryway into the past, with a collection of medieval treasures unrivaled anywhere in the country. For a while the building also housed the headquarters of the Worcester Pressed Steel Company. It is its incarnation as a museum, however, that will forever etch itself into the memories of the millions of families and children who roamed through its cavernous halls over the years. In short order – the museum closes for good Dec. 31 – those halls will be empty and the grand display of knights in shining armor and similar artifacts will welcome visitors to the Worcester Art Museum (WAM). What happens with the building after that is a fate not yet decided. The museum’s Board of Trustees has begun putting together a Request For Proposals (RFP) for potential buyers, and this week held a public forum to solicit ideas, suggestions and thoughts in general about one of the city’s most iconic places. A group of “people with experience and expertise in selling sensitive properties” has been assembled to help with the sale of the museum, one that James Donnelly, chair of Higgins’ Board of Trustees, says includes people from the city, preservationists and others.

James C. Donnelly Jr., Higgins Museum board of trustees president, in front of the armory. determining the final sale. Price, says “The goal,” says Donnelly, “is to find Donnelly, is just one piece, reiterating the a buyer that will purchase the building, board’s desire that the building be preserved. but also respect its significance and do So far, he says, there have been a number of something that preserves it.” inquiries made about the building. Trustees are in the process of assembling “Several people have expressed quite a list of criteria that will be used in


significant interest,” Donnelly says, without identifying them. “What we expect is every part that has expressed an interest, and even those that have not, will receive an RFP once one is prepared.” There is the possibility, of course, that another nonprofit could step up and even reuse the building as a museum (WAM is not interested in buying the property, according to Donnelly), but it has also been suggested that the building could make for an attractive, multi-unit residential complex. If a for-profit entity buys the building, that would put it back on the city tax rolls, although just how much the new owners would be in taxes would have to be determined. The current assessed value for building as an exempt museum is $4.6 million, according to City Assessor Bill Ford. The land is valued at $884,500. A residential use of the building would be charged the lowest residential tax rate, while an office building, for example, would be charged more. As for recent property sales around the museum, the Odd Fellows Home sold for roughly $1.1 million in March 2012. It is scheduled to be torn down to make way for senior housing and a nursing home. Whoever acquires the building will inherit a number of maintenance issues that could require significant capital investment. continued on page 8


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A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

The city has spent $35 million on city park improvements, a combination of local, state and federal funding, since 2006. +3

Discussion on two Open Meeting Law complaints had to be put on hold by the Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs recently because a representative from the state Attorney General’s office was not available to attend. -1

Higgins Armory, which closes Dec. 31, going out in style as some 2,000 visitors made their way through the museum over one weekend earlier this month. +2

With so many complaints about city government, it is disheartening to still see so many vacancies on municipal boards and commissions. -2

The John Henry watch in Worcester continues, with no word yet from the new owner of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. -3

Judy Warren and Jessica Jacques stay on the ball with the city’s Cable Services department, with Jacques rarely missing a city function. +2

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, construction on the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge continues to roll along with few, if any, major disruptions to the immediate area – a little traffic notwithstanding. +1

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ity Councilor-elect Mike Gaffney is not waiting until he is sworn in to take aim at something he thinks is inherently wrong inside city government. Gaffney, who won an at-large seat in the annual election earlier this month, says the appointments made to city boards and commission are flawed – and he wants the system fixed. The question is: Is it broken? “I don’t know what the frequency is, but it can happen when they can bypass the Citizen Advisory Council [CAC] altogether,” Gaffney tells Worcester Magazine. He put his frustrations in print recently through another local publication. “The city manager can just appoint someone to a position. It has happened where a person was appointed to a position when he never actually went through the CAC.”

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Gaffney also takes issue with what he says is a lack of diversity among appointed positions. THE CAC is an 11-member board charged under the City Charter with publicizing vacancies on boards and commissions, seeking applicants and making recommendations to the city manager for appointments. Also under the Charter, however, the city manager is not limited to the CAC’s recommendations when making appointments. There are also circumstances under which applicants are not required to go through the CAC, including the Election Commission, which has seats for two Democrats and two Republicans that are culled from a list provided by the respective parties, and the Civic Center Commission, whose members are chosen from a list provided from the Labor Council. There

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“The shape of the building requires maintenance,â€? Donnelly says, “and the building reects its age. We’re doing our best to take good care of it. I’d say it is in respectable shape.â€? Local realtor Sandra Katz says the person who buys the building has to be someone with “deep, deep pockets,â€? adding she would not want to take on the ďŹ nancial burden of retroďŹ tting the building for residential purposes. “Just start with the whole heating system,â€?


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she says. “It may be a wonderful thought, but just like the old courthouse, it will require a sizable investment.â€? Katz does cite examples in Worcester where a developer has made good use of an old building, such as the old Worcester Voke School. Boston-based developer WinnCompanies has been converting it into residential units. “If you take a look at what they’re doing, you can almost feel your heart go pitterpatter,â€? Katz says, suggesting that company might be enticed to do the same with Higgins. “I think if they had enough tax credits they probably would.â€? Donnelly says he does not have a preferred new use for the building, as long as it maintains its historical integrity. “I’m open-minded,â€? he says, adding he was looking forward to this week’s public meeting and any ideas that might come from it. “We want to ďŹ nd an exciting use that, if possible, preserves the architectural signiďŹ cance of the building.â€? In the meantime, some museum pieces are already being moved over to WAM, according to interim Executive Director Suzanne Maas. Once the museum closes to the public, she says, it will take time to transfer the remainder of the collection to its new home. After that, “We will take care of

the building until we ďŹ nd the best possible outcome,â€? Maas says. Until then, it is pretty much business as usual, although the reality that the end is near is never far from anyone’s conscious. “You can’t be here on a daily basis without being very attuned to the fact that this is really happening,â€? Maas says, adding that since the announcement in March that Higgins was closing, attendance has “skyrocketed.â€? Those who come, including many who want their grandchildren to see the museum before it is no more, want to know why it is closing. While it may be bittersweet, Maas says she wants as many people as possible to visit the museum before it closes. “We are thrilled all these people have come in,â€? she says. “We really love having everybody come in. And remember, we’re open until 4 p.m. Dec. 31.â€?

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are also state appointments that require the approval of neither the CAC or the city manager. Gaffney, whose wife, Coreen, is a member of the CAC, nonetheless claims appointments that should have gone through the Council, did not, something refuted in a statement provided on behalf of the CAC to Worcester Magazine. “[The city manager] has never made or requested appointment of an individual that has never been interviewed and recommended by the Citizen Advisory Council,” the statement reads in part. Gaffney also takes issue with the lack of minority and female representation among boards and commission. According to information provided by the city, between December 2010 and June 2013 there have been 70 appointments made from 140 CAC nominations. Of them, the overwhelming majority, 38 (54 percent), were men, 21 (30 percent) were women, and 19 (27 percent) were minorities. Some of that disparity, however, can be traced back to the original pool of applicants. There were 210 applicants between December 2010 and June 2013, of whom 156, or 74 percent, were men. Incidentally, there are currently two minorities among the 11 members of the CAC. Gaffney tells of how he and his wife once applyied for the same board or commission – he does not remember exactly which.

According to him, his name was put forward for consideration, his wife’s was not. “She graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern and has a master’s from [Boston University],” Gaffney says. “When they came back to me it was unanimous.”

People aren’t just picked because the city manager wants someone.

will ask for reports on who has or has not gone through the Council. In his published article, Gaffney says he will “demand” data from the city manager, including but not limited to the gender and race of candidates directly appointed by him and the number of candidates forwarded by the CAC that were appointed to spot the Council did not recommend. CAC Chair Steve Genduso acknowledges that applicants may not always end up on the board or commission for which they were recommended – which is allowable under the current Charter, which gives the city manager latitude on making appointments. He says the Council encourages people to apply for more than one position, precisely so, if they are not picked for their first choice, there is a backup. “We don’t determine where they go,” says Genduso, noting the appointment process has improved in the time he has been on the Council (Genduso has been a member, off and on, since 1995). “There were lean times when there weren’t any rules and procedures. Everything is different now. I think the process is good. We’re the gateway to trying to be nominated to a board or commission.” He says there is a set of checks and balances for appointments and disputes any suggestion that the process is bypassed. “People aren’t just picked because the city manager wants someone,” Genduso says, when asked specifically about some

of Gaffney’s concerns. “Either he wasn’t familiar with the process or following it. If he still isn’t, maybe he should come back to a meeting.” Have a story tip or idea? Call Walter Bird Jr. at 508-749-3166, ext. 322, or email him at Be sure to follow him on Twitter @walterbirdjr and catch Walter with Paul Westcott every Thursday morning at 8:35 on radio station WTAG 580AM for all things Worcester!

-Steve Genduso, Worcester Citizen Advisory Council Chair Gaffney also takes issue with what he says is a practice of sometimes appointing applicants to a board or commission to which they did not apply. When he is on the City Council, Gaffney says he will not sign off on any appointment that did not go through the CAC, saying, “It’s just not fair.” In addition, he says he

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This year it has happened to boxers Lee Purdy and Allan Green. Still, it was major news when Worcester’s own Edwin “La Bamba” Rodriguez failed to make weight before his scheduled championship bout with WBA champ Andre Ward. He weighed in about 2 pounds over the 168-pound weight limit. He was given some time to shed the extra weight, but Rodriguez decided to forgo a title shot – one he had been eying for a long time. His decision cost him a shot at a $1-million purse. When it came to fight time, Rodriguez was outgunned and outclassed – by a wide margin. The question is begged: How could a fighter who has complained of not being wholly supported by his hometown, and saw a title as his shot to win them over, not make the weight for the biggest fight of his life? Post-fight discussion has turned to Rodriguez’s decision earlier this year to part ways with manager Larry Army Jr., who says the fighter also cut loose some other ties. Army was known as a hands-on type who managed just about every aspect of Rodriguez’s career. He was replaced by Al Haymon, a man Army says Rodriguez had never even met. Now, in the wake of a lopsided loss and an uncharacteristically unsportsmanlike showing from Rodriguez during the fight, Army questions whether his one-time friend has blown the biggest chance of his professional career. “It’s like Chutes and Ladders,” Army says, referring to the children’s board game. “He got all the way to the top and fell all the way down.” What’s more, according to Army, Rodriguez could potentially end up not only not making any money from what started as a potential $1-million payday – he could owe money. Army says Rodriguez must pay his manager 15 percent, 10 percent to his trainer and 3 percent each to his cut man and strength and conditioning coordinator. That’s before the $200,000 hit for a non-title bout. The WBA, Army says, could demand repayment for published comments attributed to Rodriguez claiming he did not try to lose the extra 2 pounds so he could fight for the championship. “He could actually end up owing money on this,” Army says, adding he is not gloating. He says he wanted Rodriguez to win, but adds, “This is not the world title fight I would have put Edwin in.” Several attempts to reach Rodriguez for comment have been unsuccessful.


Manager Mike O’Brien without his voice is like the Lone Ranger without Tonto – it just doesn’t work. O’Brien, of course, talks a mile a minute and doesn’t often miss the chance to crack a joke when given the chance. Alas, there are a lot of miles on those vocal chords – O’Brien had surgery on them in 2010 – and he tells city councilors his doctor is ordering him to give them a break (insert joke here about whether it’s the vocal chords or councilors). So he’ll be off starting Thursday, Nov. 21 through Dec. 1. He notified councilors late last week. The news, as you might expect in Worcester, has the conspiracy theorists (or “Illuminati,” as O’Brien might call them) wondering whether this is the beginning of the end of his time as city manager. You might recall he told councilors earlier this year he was considering a job offer in the private sector. Hogwash, says At-Large Councilor Rick Rushton. “It is what it is,” he says. “It is something that has popped up before. This is the perfect time [to take time off], because usually there’s not much happening around the holidays.” No stranger to a good zinger himself, Rushton says of O’Brien’s vocal malady, “He doesn’t exactly have Frank Sinatra’s singing voice. I don’t think it’s going to hurt his career.” Kathy Johnson will fill in for her boss in his absence.

GUESSING GAME: Let’s stay on the topic of Mike O’Brien for a moment. The big question in Worcester right now is whether he will stay on as city manager and, if so, why a new contract hasn’t been worked out yet. With his vocal chords putting him on the sidelines, speculation has rocketed into the stratosphere that it is a matter of time before he leaves City Hall for a job in the private sector. Those who fuel the speculation use ammunition such as several recent push backs from the City Council against O’Brien, bucking him on an anti-foreclosure ordinance and the controversial and perhaps illegal Responsible Employer Ordinance (REO). O’Brien has not said publicly whether he is staying or going, but Mayor Joe Petty says he expects a new contract to be negotiated by the end of the calendar year. The hitch here, however, is that it would be done by the Municipal Operations Committee, which

{ worcesteria } is chaired by At-Large Councilor Mike Germain, who just lost a re-election bid. Germain will be going under the knife again very soon for back surgery. Depending on how long he will be out of action, getting a contract done before the next council is seated could be challenging. Germain has a condition called spinal stenosis, and says he is meeting with his doctor this week to set a date for the surgery.

WON’T TOUCH THIS: Mayor Joe Petty isn’t saying much about Councilor

Joe O’Brien’s move to boost the salary of the mayor to double what councilors earn. Under the current salary ordinance, the mayor is paid $34,000. Councilors earn $5,000 less - $29,000. Under O’Brien’s proposal, the mayor would be paid $58,000. Some critics are questioning the timing of the councilor’s move – O’Brien did not seek re-election and is finishing up his final weeks on the council. His proposal calls for the new pay to go into effect in 2016, by the way – after the next municipal election, which O’Brien says proves he is not just trying to give Petty a pay raise. He also says he didn’t do it for selfish reasons, promising he is not running for mayor. The peculiar move has some people wondering whether it is merely a step toward a strong mayor form of government, speculation that has only been fueled by the uncertain status of a new contract for City Manager Mike O’Brien. Don’t you just love a good conspiracy theory?

INJURY PRONE? Local attorney Peter Ventura, whose specialty is injury law, wants folks

to know what he says are the most dangerous streets in the city. He has created an interactive, online presentation that lets you see what he says are the traveling spots to avoid this holiday season. The most dangerous intersections, according to Ventura: Highland and Lancaster streets and Harvard and Highland streets, with 24 accidents each in 2011. The best time to avoid those and other busy roads: January, when Ventura says there were 506 crashes in 2011. The next worst month: October, when there were 457. And the biggest crash time: Between 2-3 p.m., when Ventura says there were 346 accidents in 2011. He goes into greater detail on his website, such as breaking down accidents by the type of vehicle involved. So what does it all mean? Apparently, either drive better – or get yourself an attorney.

VEEP PEEP: Christina Andreoli isn’t moving back into City Hall, but she’s not going to be very far from it with her recently-announced hiring at the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce as vice president. That puts City Manager Mike O’Brien’s former chief of staff directly under President and CEO Tim Murray. It also creates an opening with the Worcester Public Library Foundation, of which Andreoli has served as executive director. The move comes about a month after Cindy Skowyra was let go at the Chamber. Skowyra had been there nine years and was director of program and events. Her position was eliminated and a Chamber spokesperson says the organization was moving in a different direction. WAY TO GO, BOYS! The Doherty High football team didn’t get where it hoped to last year –

a Super Bowl game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. They still may not get there this year, but on Friday, the Highlanders, whose hopes last year were dashed by the Shepherd Hill Rams, exacted a measure of revenge with a come-from-behind, 32-28 win. Great game from Doherty, which captures the Central Mass. Division 4 title – its first in 33 years (the Highlanders won it in 1980). Does this qualify them for a collective key to the city? We think so! Still, the boys must defeat the Western Mass champs to punch their ticket to Gillette. We recommend you follow Joe Parello, of ESPN Boston and RF Sports Radio, for the best coverage.

MAN OF THE HOUR: Worcesteria was unable to make the bash of the year at Union

Station recently, when retiring Public Works chief Bob Moylan was fawned over by some 500 people. He was also the subject of a roast that included jabs from his daughters and ex-Police Chief Ed Gardella. We hear Moylan went through four wardrobe changes and three different hairstyles (which was about one less than City Manager Mike O’Brien). We jest, we jest! Speaking of retirements, we hear that when current Police Chief Gary Gemme finally hangs up his holster, there will be no roast – but folks will be allowed to Tweet their testimonials in his honor. Again, we jest!


St. Mary’s Junior/Senior High School is slated to close at the end of this school year, but some parents and students aren’t giving up so easily. A meeting for those hoping to find a way to keep the school open is scheduled to be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the PNI Club, 290 Millbury St. On Monday, Nov. 18 some folks gathered outside the school on Richland Street to try to drum up support. Among those leading the way is Steve Quist, who has a son attending the school. He started a Facebook page, which as of earlier this week had notched well over 800 “likes.”

FIGHTIN’ WORDS: Emotions run high and tempers can flare in sports, especially when

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The mystery play by Tom Stoppard, “Arcadia,” will be performed at Fitchburg State University in McKay Theater Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 21-23, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. “There’s no doubt about it. ‘Arcadia’ is Tom Stoppard’s richest, most ravishing comedy to date, a play of wit, intellect, language, brio and ... emotion,” writes Vincent Canby of The New York Times. Fitchburg State University, McKay Theater, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg.


“Inherit the Wind,” a play by Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence, is a fictionalized account of the ‘52 Scopes “Monkey” Trial, which ended with John T. Scope’s conviction for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution to a school school science class, which did not comply with Tennessee state law. Masque and the WPI’s Department of Humanities and Arts Conservatory perform “Inherit the Wind” on Thursday, Nov. 21 through Saturday, Nov. 23 with performances at 7 p.m. each night. Admission is $5 per person. WPI, Little Theatre, 100 Institute Rd., Worcester.

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Dennis Vanasse, Worcester resident and Anna Maria College director of Student Success Center, has recently published two children’s books. “Never Give Up” is about a young girl suffering with childhood cancer. The other, “Everyone Belongs,” tells the story of a young boy with a rare skin disorder and his struggles to fit in. Both books can found and purchased at, and


Two Worcester professors, Heather Treseler, assistant professor of English at Worcester State University, and Jim Cocola, assistant professor of Literature, Film and Media in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will read ekphrastic poetry at Worcester Art Museum on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Treseler and Cocola were invited earlier this year to reflect on and write poetry inspired by the museum’s Orante-type sculptures. The event is free with museum admission. Attend the Poets in the Galleries event in the Worcester Art Museum Cafe, 55 Salisbury St.

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Winter GUIDE A Common Spectacle Brittany Durgin

During a time when appreciation for one’s home and neighbors is displayed in plentiful amounts, the city of Worcester will once again celebrate the holiday season with its annual Festival of Lights, bringing together residents for a community event, on Friday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m. on the Worcester Common. As the name foreshadows, one of this



year’s main attractions will be when an evergreen on the city’s Common is lit up with strings of colorful holiday lights. Local school choruses will fill the air with song, wagon rides will be given, free hot cocoa will be offered and the jolly ol’ man himself, Santa Claus, will make an appearance. Another draw of the evening will be the reopening of the Worcester Common Oval – the city’s long awaited outdoor public ice skating rink. Opening for the first time last year, the Oval attracted those of all ages and skill level to skate circles on the new rink. This year, following the lighting of the tree, the Oval will open from 6-8 p.m. for public skating. Keeping with the holiday spirit of the Festival of Lights event, the Marine Corps Toys for Tots will be on the Common

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and a cookout. Race individually or as a family. Registration is free with lift ticket ($10 for passholders) and the first 100 registrants get a free t-shirt. TBA: A cardboard box sled race, fireworks and more are planned as part of the mountain’s 75th anniversary celebration. Check for more details later in the season.

Wachusett Mountain 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton 978-464-2300 Trails: 23 Terrain parks: 2 Lifts: 7 Projected opening: Saturday, Nov. 23 New this year: Changes are coming to the ski school with a new director starting this season. Also, the new outside deck has been expanded, there will be a new outdoor barbecue area and Buck’s Roadside BBQ will be at the mountain on certain days serving food. The mountain has launched a new mobile website, a more robust system for purchasing lift tickets and on the mountain will be two new grooming vehicles. Terrain parks: Wachusett’s terrain park manager, Andrew Roy, has been busy building new boxes and rails to be featured in the mountain’s two parks along with its jumps and jibs. The terrain parks – one for advanced riders and another for beginner and intermediate park riders – will have a new look with a new name and logo. “Shredquarters” will host new terrain park events and the big air bag will return. How to go on the cheap: The 3-Peat Card gives guests three days of skiing or riding any time, any day for $129 – a savings of up to $49. Also, when tickets are purchased online in advance, a discount is always available. This year, the Bring a Friend for Fun, or BFF package, is $100 for a lift ticket for one and a learn to turn package for a friend – that’s a savings of $37, compared to buying two tickets separately. Lodge entertainment: Skybox suites on the second floor offer televisions and food from the Black Diamond Restaurant. Coppertop Lounge features food, a full bar and live entertainment on select evenings. DON’T MISS EVENTS: Friday, Nov. 22: Winter Fire Celebration that kicks off the season with Aerosmith tribute band Draw The Line, food and drink specials and two showings of the latest Teton Gravity Research ski film “Way of Life.” Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration with lifts turning until midnight, live music in the Coppertop Lounge from 9 p.m.-midnight, fireworks at 10 p.m. and food and beverage packages. Tubing will also be available. Ski Ward 1000 Main St., Shrewsbury 508-842-6346

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Trails: 9 Terrain parks: 2 Lifts: 4 Projected opening: Currently open on weekends, check website for up-to-date information New this year: In addition to its two terrain parks, Ski Ward will now offer a Big AirBag with a professionally-built 8-foot ramp. It has also upgraded and expanded its snowmaking capabilities with new pipelines and more snow-guns. Terrain parks: Ski Ward’s terrain parks are open year-round for skiers and riders. In the winter, two parks – one mini progression park and one main park – offer more than a dozen boxes, rails, jumps and other features. The new AirBag will give skiers and riders the ability to practice

tricks and land in a pillow of air instead of on snow. How to go on the cheap: Buy 1, Get 1 Free tickets are available for skiing, riding and snowtubing on Wednesday and Saturday nights, from 6-9 p.m. To celebrate the mountain’s 75th anniversary, $7.50 tickets will be available on select Tuesdays and for those looking to learn how to ski, $39 one-time learn to ski packages will be offered in January. Lodge entertainment: In its third season, the Slopeside Bar & Grill offers views of the mountain, beer, wine, daily food specials and a fireplace. Wine tastings and other special events will be held in honor of the mountain’s 75th anniversary. DON’T MISS EVENTS: March 1, 2014: Ninth annual LaCroix Cup with guests encouraged to wear a Hawaiian-themed costume for a day of music, a raffle, prizes

true to its original intention - a night to unite skiers and riders for some fun prior to kicking off the impending months of snow and riding. Like years past, 2013’s Winter Fire will feature live entertainment, outdoor fire pits, snacks and much more.

p.m. and again at 8 p.m. “Way of Life” was shot entirely on location this year with professional athletes. The film tells the story of the origins of skiing in Austria, the search for untracked lines in Alaska and the US Freeskiing Team’s quest for an Olympic gold. The film also goes to the mountains of Jackson Hole and the Tetons, as well as the backcountry of British Columbia. In between the music and movie, attendees can warm up by an outdoor fire pit, enjoy some new menu items from Wachusett Mountain’s food court or a drink at the Coppertop Lounge. Skiers and riders can also stock up on new gear and take advantage of sales at the

This year’s Winter Fire will highlight an Aerosmith tribute band Draw The Line from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Also in the realm of entertainment will be a screening of Teton Gravity Research’s most recent ski and snowboard film, “Way of Life,” showing at 6

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Nashoba Valley Ski Area 79 Powers Rd., Westford 978-692-3033 Trails: 17 Terrain parks: 2 Lifts: 10 Projected opening: Late November/early December New this year: Nashoba celebrates 50 years! The mountain will be giving away prizes, ranging from gift cards to season passes, for 50 days starting January 1. It will also offer Throw Back Pricing Day on February 27, 2014, when lift tickets will coast what they did in 1964: only $2.50. Also new is an expanded terrain park and two new Pisten Bully troopers/snow cats. A new tubing grooming system has been implemented, and Nashoba’s Park Sessions terrain park progression plan will be offered Feb. 17-21 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. to help skiers and riders learn more about parks and increase their skill level. Terrain parks: The terrain parks at Nashoba feature more than 50 different kids of rails, boxes and jibs for every ability level. For beginners, there are standard 8-foot flat rails, and as big as 48-foot long rails for the more advanced. Nashoba also includes natural wood features in its parks, including a rainbow box, pole jams and flat logs. New this year is a 686 Outerwear-sponsored “Office Building” with three unique urban options all as part of one giant feature. How to go on the cheap: When a gift card is purchased online before December 31, 2013, an extra $10 will be given for every $60 spent. For those looking to learn how to ski or ride, Nashoba offers a lift, lesson and rental package on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. for $62. Lodge entertainment: The Outlook Restaurant and Lounge, open seven days a week, offers a full dining menu, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Live bands perform Thursday-Saturday evenings at the restaurant and lounge. A large wood-burning fireplace and six HD plasma TVs with sports events, including the winter Olympics, add to options available inside. DON’T MISS EVENTS: February 16, 2014: Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge March 9, 2014: A ‘60s-themed pond skim and barbecue with live music

MTNside Ski & Ride store. Including the Winter Fire event, Wachusett Mountain always aims to connect with its loyal skiers and riders and create an escape from the daily routine. As Tom Meyers, director of Marketing at Wachusett Mountain, explains: “Wachusett offers a true ‘ski vacation’ resort experience close to home … we want our guests to feel like they are on vacation even though they may be driving home after their visit.” Don’t miss your opportunity to embrace the snow season! Winter Fire will take place Friday, November 22 at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, with doors opening at 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Berkshire East 66 Thunder Mountain Rd., Charlemont 413-339-6617 Trails: 45 Terrain parks: 3 Lifts: 5 TIP: From the summit, head across the mountain in riders’ left direction, then plunge sharp right down the UMass trail. Cut by UMass alpine ski racers a decade ago, the killer run is one of the steepest in the state. It comes at you hard and at odd angles, and is one of the many reasons why this hidden gem ski area has earned its gnarlsome nickname: The Beast. Blue Hills 4001 Washington St., Canton 781-828-5070 Trails: 11 Terrain parks: 1 Lifts: 4 TIP: Blue Hills offers one of the best deals for college students in New England. The first 100 college students who buy a season pass for the 2013-14 season will only pay $99. After that, college students with valid IDs only play $149. Plus, it’s the closest ski area to a major city in the US. Ski Bradford 60 South Cross Rd., Bradford 978-373-0071 Trails: 15 Terrain Parks: 1 Lifts: 10 TIP: Bradford offers extensive tips on everything ski/ snowboard related, including how to stay in shape during the the off-season, to sun-safety tips for skiing in Massachusetts. Check out its blog at category/featured. MAINE Saddleback Ski Area 976 Saddleback Mountain Rd., Rangeley 207-864-5671 Trails: 66 Terrain parks: 3 Lifts: 5 TIP: Saddleback is a hidden gem with fewer lines than other big-mountain ski areas. It’s located near Moosehead Lake in Rangely, which offers a peaceful getaway. Saddleback is only an hour from Sugarloaf, so spend the weekend in northern Maine and hit both mountains. Shawnee Peak 119 Mountain Rd., Bridgton 207-647-8444 Trails: 40+ Terrain parks: 2 Lifts: 5 TIP: Play hookey and get to the mountain on a weekday before 4 p.m. for some of the best skiing and riding on the mountain and little to no lines via the Sunnyside Triple lift, which only operates during daytime hours.

Sunday River 15 South Ridge Rd., Newry 207-824-3000 Trails: 135 Terrain parks: 6 Lifts: 15 TIP: Make your way to Sunday River on a powder day for great glade skiing and riding on peaks Jordan Bowl and Oz, but beware: Many of these trails are for experts only. For all the jibbers out there, look for a secret rainbow tree ride on this same part of the mountain.

VERMONT Killington 4763 Killington Rd., Killington 802-422-3333 Trails: 140 Terrain parks: 8 Lifts: 22 TIP: For more, head to Killington. Its season lasts longer with early openings and later spring closing dates. Also, with seven mountain peaks on 3,000 acres, you’ll need a full weekend (or more) to explore the entire mountain.

Sugarloaf 5092 Access Rd., Carrabassett Valley 1-800-THE-LOAF Trails: 154 Terrain parks: 3 Lifts: 14 TIP: If you can, take a trip to Sugarloaf when good weather is expected to be sure the snowfields at the peak of the mountain are open. High winds can cause lifts running to this part of the mountain to close. NEW HAMPSHIRE

Smugglers’ Notch 4323 Vermont 108 South, Jefferson 802-644-8851 Trails: 78 Terrain parks: 6 Lifts: 8 TIP: Visit Smugglers’ Notch on a powder day for glade skiing and riding on more than 750 acres. Test your skills on The Black Hole – New England’s only triple black diamond trail. Located in the woods, the run is steep with cliffs and moguls. The top 600 feet is pitched at a 65 to 70 percent grade.

Cannon Mountain 9 Franconia Notch, Franconia 603-823-8800 Trails: 73 plus backcountry area Terrain parks: 2 Lifts: 10 TIP: For fewer lines, fast skiing and riding on steep terrain, pass by other ski areas in the White Mountains and head to Cannon. If you happen to make it to the mountain on a powder day, spend the day on the Mittersill part of the mountain where trails are not groomed.

Stowe 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe 888-253-4849 Trails: 116 Terrain parks: 6 Lifts: 13 TIP: For a luxurious ski weekend, Stowe offers slopeside accommodations, condos, a mountain lodge, several dining options including a fireside tavern with aprés ski cocktails and Solstice with artisan-inspired fine dining. A spa offers treatments and retail shops feature clothing by POLO Ralph Lauren and more.

Loon Mountain 60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln 1-800-229-LOON Trails: 61 Terrain parks: 6 Lifts: 12 TIP: Warm up between runs on the gondola, running right from the base lodge, or skip the lines and make your way over to the North Peak Express Quad for black diamond skiing or riding and some of the longest runs on the mountain when you connect to other trails.

Burke 223 Sherburne Lodge Rd., East Burke 802-626-7300 Trails: 55 Terrain parks: 3 Lifts: 6 TIP: Located in north central Vermont, Burke is the mountain for skiers and riders who want fresh powder and challenging glades – without the lines of other popular mountains.

Waterville Valley 6 Village Rd., Waterville 1-800-468-2553 Trails: 52 Terrain parks: 6 Lifts: 5 TIP: A less-crowded ski area than others in the White Mountains, Waterville is great for long, steep runs and different types of terrain park features that would find at other mountains. Try to visit on a calm-weather day as the mountain is prone to higher winds, making skiing and riding pretty chilly.

Jay Peak 830 West Jay Rd., Jay 802-988-2611 Trails: 76 Terrain parks: 4 Lifts: 9 TIP: Like many mountains in Vermont, Jay Peak gets a lot of fresh snow. Head to the mountain for glade skiing and riding and for the experts out there with the knowhow and proper gear, Jay Peak offers backcountry in the morning hours with a closing time daily of noon.

Fireside Dining Brittany Durgin

This season, warm up with lunch or dinner fireside! Several Central Mass. eateries, from fine dining to casual cafes, offer glowing fireplaces that add something extra to their already cozy atmosphere. Ceres Bistro 363 Plantation St., Worcester Ceres Bistro, located inside the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, offers a fine dining experience with a warm gas fireplace in the lobby as guests enter the dining area. Chuck’s Steakhouse and Margarita Grill 10 Prospect St, Auburn Chuck’s is both a steakhouse and a Mexican restaurant with a full bar and open dining area that features a large glassed-in fireplace. Jimmy’s Tavern and Grill 50 Boston Tnpk., Shrewsbury In the middle of the dining room at Jimmy’s Tavern and Grill is a fireplace visible to diners seated on either side of the room. Leo’s Ristorante 11 Leo Turo Way, Worcester A longtime Italian eatery off from Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, Leo’s provides diners with a cozy, classic atmosphere with a fireplace adding to its charm. NU Cafe 335 Chandler St., Worcester A new take on a coffeehouse, NU Cafe offers beer, wine and quinoa bowls in addition to its coffee, smoothie and sandwich menu. A gas fireplace in the corner lights up the seating area. Oxford’s Casual Dining 2 Millbury Blvd., Oxford As the name says, Oxford’s is a casual dining experience with a full bar and dining room that features a glowing fireplace. Publick House Historic Inn 277 Main St., Sturbridge The Publick House takes guests back in time with

{ winterguide } historic décor, including open hearths that warm dining areas. Salem Cross Inn 260 West Main St. (Rt. 9), West Brookfiled A real working fireplace at the colonial restaurant, Salem Cross Inn, offers a cozy atmosphere and the main attraction at the restaurant’s Fireplaces Feasts, when dinner is cooked over the fire on select days throughout the fall and winter season. Spencer Country Inn 500 Main St., Spencer Built in the 1700s, Spencer Country Inn offers a banquet room, several dining rooms and the Hogshead Tavern with a full bar. Each of these feature a fireplace, maybe most notably the oversized fieldstone fireplace in the Hogshead Tavern. The Canal Restaurant & Bar 65 Water St., Worcester The Canal Restaurant & Bar, serves pub and Cajun food in its two dining areas – one of which offers a unique atmosphere with exposed stone walls and a blazing fireplace. The Columbia Tavern 28 Manning Ave./16 Central St., Leominster Find them on Facebook A little outside of Worcester, The Columbia Tavern in Leominster offers soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. A fireplace made of bricks from the original building is the centerpiece of the tavern’s atmosphere. The Coppertop Lounge at Wachusett Mountain 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton Located inside the lodge at Wachusett Mountain ski area, The Coppertop Lounge warms guests with a fireplace while serving appetizers, soups and sandwiches. A full bar is also available. The Grafton Inn 25 Grafton Common, Grafton The restaurant in the historic Grafton Inn, located in the center of town, offers a working fireplace in its dining room, open seven days a week. The Manor Restaurant 42 West Boylston St., West Boylston The Manor features a variety of atmospheres – from function rooms to its new Draught House dining and bar area. A traditional-style fireplace warms diners during the winter months. Val’s Restaurant 75 Reservoir St., Holden Val’s, a family owned restaurant with roots tracing back to Val’s father emigrating from Greece to the US, working his way up through the restaurant industry, features a gas fireplace that adds a warm atmosphere to the European-American eatery.



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It’s Thanksgiving time again and that means reunions: family, friends and high school alums gather to catch up on old times. It’s also time for three old friends to reunite and make some music.

Tony Wilson, Todd Kosiewski and Bret Talbert, who made a pretty big splash in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with a band called Public Works, will reunite for the first time in a decade on Thanksgiving Eve, November 27, at Ralph’s Rock Diner, in Worcester. In the 10 years that the power-pop band operated, they went from high school pals emulating U2 to dominating the Worcester clubs, releasing 4 EPs, charting in England and touring the US in support of a major British act. The friendships have endured, they all seem pretty excited about the event and they still joke with each other like they might have on one of the interminable and inevitable car rides that form part of the band experience. The event, which will be headlined by The Public Works, will also feature present-day heavyweights Herra Terra, as well as Ghost Ocean and Ritch Kids. Herra Terra, in fact, is a great contemporary complement to Public Works as a similarly edgy, forward thinking act with national potential. In their day, The Public Works brought a polished, aggressive and serious-faced act to the stage, with a visual style to match their aural sense, initially influenced by U2 and Echo and the Bunnymen, and then by important local acts, like Childhood, The Three Believers and The Pale Nephews, who provided opening slots, became colleagues as Worcester headliners and Boston contenders. A series of well-recorded EPs landed Public Works slots in Boston clubs, like TT the Bear’s and The Middle East, but it was the band’s third EP, 1988’s “American ElectroPastel Surge,” recorded by Tom Hamilton (not of Aerosmith) at Boston’s legendary Synchro Sound, that signaled a new direction for the band. Transfixed by the lysergic sounds coming out of Manchester, England, as well as Tom Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and influenced by local compadres The Pale Nephews, the band took the music deeper and infused their songs with more meaning. Managing to slip the EP into the hands of their heroes, The Wonder Stuff, in the parking lot at The Paradise, the unlikely happened: The wonder Stuff invited the band on tour – eight stops, including New

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Jersey’s Stone Pony; Washington DC’s 9:30 Club; Atlanta’s Cotton Club; Austin’s Liberty Lunch; and two stops that the band members call the highlight of their time together: Montezuma Hall, at San Diego State University and The Palace, in Los Angeles. On tour, the band enjoyed the challenge of winning over new crowds nightly. The crowd at The Palace – a capacity crowd of about 2,500 – included Brian Setzer, Robbie Grey of Modern English, and (allegedly) Madonna. The band’s success continued. Upon returning home, they earned an opening slot for rising British act, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine, at The Paradise, where they had met The Wonder Stuff before, but had only dreamed of performing. Further, CUSM had asked the band to record a cover song for release as a b-side of one of their singles, fully paid for by the British act; and Robbie Grey, impressed with the act, worked with his own label to get The Public Works signed. The single reached number 11 on the British charts, and the band felt that they were driving strong, but the gas tank was running low. First, their recently hired manager had walked off with money they had spent on merchandise and other band expenses (Bret estimates $1,000-1,500). Then, the record deal efforts by Grey, as well as their own attempts, failed. Music was changing in the early ‘90s, and record label sweeps of Boston sought heavier bands, like Seattle produced. The band felt like they were spinning their wheels. A last EP, “Boondoggle,” was eventually completed, but didn’t bring the growth that the band had hoped it might. Tony accepted the offer to play drums on a record and on tour with upcoming Boston act, The Drop Nineteens, which ended as quickly as it began. Fazed and tired, the band called it quits, finishing in the spring of 1994 with a show at Ralph’s, but not before making their mark and achieving a considerable level of success for a few local kids, cemented with their inclusion in respected local music chronicler, Brian Goslow’s, retrospective of late ‘70s to present Worcester rock. Come on out to Ralph’s and check out a piece of Worcester’s rock heyday and a few of its promising acts of today on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. For a full listing of shows this winter, visit

Banana Bonanza with Herra Terra Joshua Lyford

Herra Terra is a tough band to nail down, as individuals they are a busy group and as a band, their music is erratic in the best possible way. Unexpectedly heavy and groove-oriented for a band steeped with electronics, it is a perfect example of “you should probably just give them a listen.” Luckily, whether or not you are already familiar with the band, you will have a great opportunity to see and hear what they are all about at the bizarrely titled Tony Danza’s Banana Bonanza on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Ralph’s Diner.

Herra Terra released their debut EP, “Organs for the Afterlife” in 2008 and have been performing their unique brand of electronicinfused pop ever since. They followed the initial EP offering up with “Quiet Geist” and recently released their “Hyperborean” EP this year. In the years since their formation, the members of Herra Terra have achieved quite a bit, touring as much as possible, playing great festivals like South By Southwest (SXSW) in 2011 and 2012, won “Best Live Act” at the Worcester Music Awards in 2012 and have

been featured on radio stations such as WFNX and WBRU in addition to having songs featured on TRUTV’s “Storage Hunters” and Fuel TV’s “Rip to the Tip.” Their live show is nothing short of intense, their lighting set-up is fantastic and the music begins to blend with the visuals, creating a sort of multi-sense tantric orgasm, which I suppose makes a lot of sense given the interesting on-stage vibes that the band gets when performing. “We want [the fans] to feel like they walked away from a slow and gentle HJ,” says singer and keyboardist John Tonelli. “Playing live for us is just like that so we hope people leave with the same feeling.” The show will also feature Ghost Ocean, The Ritch Kids and a reunion of Public Works. Ghost Ocean possess a significantly powerful spirit of their own and have been making waves in the community over the last several years. The Ritch Kids hail from France and have an interesting electro-pop spirit. In addition to great bands, good times and cheap Narragansetts, the show will also feature a photo booth provided by Grime Clothing and, according to Tonelli, a mysterious “banana party.” “I can tell you this, we’re laying it all out there. Wild times, banana parties; coagulated on the face of America.”

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The Worcester Sharks are continuously giving back to the community, embedding themselves in our history and culture. After a recent fund raising event for Girls Inc. that took place at Peppercorn’s on Park Ave., Right Wing James Livingston took a minute to talk about what makes Worcester a great place to play. “The town is very friendly and welcoming, we



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orcester has plenty to thank for its unique identity, many of which make it, simply, an awesome place to live. We have Turtle Boy, great restaurants, interesting and talented people, lively bars, hip venues - elements that make it so no one could confuse our fine city for any other. There is something else we have, though, that does not seem to get the same attention as it should; we have the Worcester Sharks. For those unfamiliar, the Sharks are a professional American Hockey League (AHL) team that is affiliated with the NHL team, the San Jose Sharks. The Worcester Sharks got their start back in 2006 after the IceCats skipped town and left the city without a hockey team. Of course, as is the local style, Worcester fought back and eventually got themselves a new franchise to root for. Having a professional hockey team to get stoked on is a bright feather in our city’s cap and has some incredible perks. Most Massachusetts’ hockey aficionados pump their fists to the Boston Bruins, and with good reason, as they are a fantastic NHL team worthy of the adoration. However, not all of us can afford the trip to the big city, the expensive parking and the lunatic-prices of decent tickets at the TD Garden. Have fun getting yourself a few beers without taking out a second mortgage. It is an entirely different scene at Worcester’s downtown DCU Center. Want to pay to park your car? It’s cheap and



is gone, but the team’s now oversized animated mascot, Finz, is always a good time, running through the arena, showing off his chest and dancing through crowds. You should have yourself a good time as well, by checking out our fantastic Worcester hockey team. As James Livingston says, “We’ll keep winning games and hopefully that will keep getting more people to come out!” Buy tickets and learn more about Worcester’s very own AHL team at

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appreciate that,” says Livingston. “It’s really nice to meet people and try to connect with the fan base a little bit. We have so many dedicated fans who are there every night and we love to see them.” This is Livingston’s third season in Worcester and he spends much of the year here before heading back to train with his family and friends in Toronto. “The atmosphere at a hockey game is second to none,” says Livingston. “You go out there, you get a fast-paced, exciting game to watch, it’s a nice night out with friends. I love every aspect of it, I’ve loved hockey since I was a really young guy.” We all know that former mascot Scratch

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The light of Elio Sonsini Taylor Nunez

The dark staircase and hallway that precedes the gallery at the Italian American Cultural Center offer zero hints as to what Elio Sonsini’s feature work holds. Once inside the gallery, the walls are lined with light radiating from Sonsini’s paintings. Sitting on the maroon carpet beside the easels are vibrant plants giving even more life to Sonsini’s works. The Italian painter’s most recent gallery show, “When Lightness Becomes An Art” breathes life to social injustices and peace for artist Sonsini as he comes to terms with them.

Hailing from Tocca Da Casauria Abruzzo, Italy, the 69-year-old artist first traveled to the United States in 1960 with his parents. He would return to Italy to attend Liceo Artistico Statale in Pescara where he would earn the degree of Professor in Fine Arts. Afterwards, Sonsini returned to the United States to further his education, specializing in watercolors under direction of Clifford Winner. Though his native Italy holds breathtaking scenes of nature, Sonsini’s decision to return to the United States was a relatively simple one. Prior to his great return, Sonsini found himself frustrated with the young population of Italy. “I love my country and love to create paintings of the old country, [but] I don’t like the younger generation. They do not respect the older people that have sacrificed and suffered - and still do - for them.” Sonsini recalls seeing the younger generation living off of their parents and grandparents for far longer than necessary and never returning the generosity. Where Sonsini grew up believing all should work to make positive contributions to future generations, he recognized that practice was dying out and saw an increased hyper awareness in materialism. “I came to this country because I could not take that anymore in Italy.” To what may come as a surprise to some, Sonsini finds the younger generations in the United States to be less materialistic, harder working and more respectful of their elders than of those in Italy. “I found in this country that the people here are very kind and you feel like a human here.” What the United States lacks, though, Sonsini says, is the old Italian culture where he finds inspiration. Sonsini still returns to Italy to paint for months on end. When in Italy, he connects with its history. “I like the past. It is suffering and suffering gives more feeling,” Sonsini explains. Sonsini, like so many artists, uses his art to express the suffering he sees throughout the world. Instead of using the anxiety he feels surrounding the injustices he witnesses happening around the world for fuel to engage in negative activities, Sonsini focuses his energy into his paintings. In fact, in a couple of his paintings, viewers will find images of starvation in Africa. In one particular painting, Sonsini depicts a happy mother and healthy baby in an embrace in the foreground and in the background, a startling thin African mother and baby. Recently, Sonsini was undergoing emotional turmoil stemming from disputes with a cousin whom he was close with. Sonsini was pained to see his cousin being taken advantage of by another person and yet when he expressed his fears, his cousin was unresponsive or did not understand. Sonsini knew continued on page 22

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Down “The Middle” of a country road Jim Osterberg

“The Middle,” the third album from New England-based artist James Keyes, leaves the quiet path blazed by his first two releases in favor of more dramatic terrain. With a rich history of American folk music at its back, “The Middle” crosses a few genre lines and hits the highway with the top down.

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With the sturdy help of a robust band, multi-instrumentalist Keyes works his way through a rambling array of stories and characters, accompanied by his own plaintive harmonica and piano. “Root For The Bull” opens the album with a stomping piano-driven instrumental that builds to an Ennio Morricone-like theme. It’s the perfect preparation for the journey to come – it’s the intro to a road movie, and as the wheels keep turning, the band steps casually into classic rock territory and Keyes’ whiskey-tinged vocals seem to soar and keep one foot firmly in the ditch at the same time. Throughout the album, Keyes rolls through mid-tempo country, preaching warning to those who might take life for granted (“Wisdom comes with age, but age is a young man’s game,” he sings) and easing into saxophone-laced ballads that would be snugly at home on early Tom Waits albums. He adopts the tone of the road-wise troubadour rather than the lounge singer crying into his beer, and on “Little Things” he sings, “All you need is a friend to come and take you home,” before letting the horn section blow a wistfully jumbled outro. The band throws it into high gear every so often and it isn’t hard to imagine a beerstained dance floor igniting at the sound of the first bluesy chords. It’s this healthy dose of ELIO SONSINI continued from page 21

what to do with the negative experience. “[I thought] I need to go back to my art. It was the only way I could be saved.” Sonsini then returned to Italy by himself and spent the next few months painting non stop. Sonsini recalled feeling like he was surrounded by darkness and felt this strong desire to find light in his situation. He began painting a landscape and a mountain, and without acknowledging what he was going to paint, light and a vision of an angel came into the painting. “This appeared by itself,” Sonsini

barroom blues-rock that forms the backbone of “The Middle.” The ballads and aftermidnight cautionary tales are complemented by somber swamp-dirges (“Miles of Blue”) and twangy shuffles (“Little Bird”), and the album is sequenced in a way that keeps the momentum going, even in the quieter moments. There is a strong continuity despite

the fact that the music seems to freely wander through genres. Somehow, the laid-back brassy swing of “1 or 99” manages to melt perfectly into the dusty country swagger of “Lay it Down on Me.” James Keyes is at the wheel here, folks, and the view through the windshield is ever-changing but the road is smooth. At its best, “The Middle” is transportive and evocative of a wild American landscape, a bloodstained guitar neck in a smoky room, a worn cowboy boot stepping out of a convertible. At its worst, the fourth wall breaks and all of Keyes’ influences tumble out from behind the curtain at once; fortunately, these glaringly derivative moments are few and far between. says. “It was in my feeling so unconsciously and when you are a professional, and you are doing things with your hands and your brush, you know you want to do something and want to find something but it just comes. I was looking for light and it came up an angel.” To experience Sonsini’s light, visit his gallery show, “When Light Becomes An Art” at the Italian American Cultural Center, 28 Mulberry St., near the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel- Saint Ann Parish in Worcester, now through the end of the month.

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AIRSPRAY unites queer community

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Worcester has no shortage of community groups specializing in artistic expression, yet one particular demographic seems to be lacking an organized presence in the second largest city in New England. In fact, Central Mass., and the city of Worcester in particular, has been labeled the “Great Queer Migration” to larger cities. Though Worcester’s LGBTQ community has been steadily growing over the past several years, it continues to be somewhat disjointed and lacking. Recognizing the need for an inclusive queer community group and LGBTQ-friendly events in Worcester, Heather Mangione, Ashley Emerson Gilbert and Ryan Williams set forth to create just that. The result? AIRSPRAY.

Mangione, Gilbert and Williams are quite successful Worcester transplants. Though hailing from different parts of the country, each of them embarked on educational paths that led them to create their homes in Worcester and ultimately, the creation of AIRSPRAY. Brooklyn, New York native Mangione attended State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz in Hudson Valley for her undergraduate education prior to arriving to Worcester in 2010 to attend Clark University as a doctoral student, earning her PhD in Developmental Psychology. Gilbert grew up in Vermont and moved to Worcester in 2004 to also attend Clark University to study International Development where she continued on to receive her master’s degree in International Development and Social Change studies. Today, Gilbert serves as Director of Seven Hills Global Outreach, an international development organization that aims to maximize collaboration and minimize unnecessary competition. Williams grew up farthest from Worcester, hailing from Texas and attending the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate. He now is studying cartography and ecology with Clark University’s Geographic Information Systems program. Despite the diversity in backgrounds, Mangione, Gilbert and Williams all

which will serve as the location of their first AIRSPRAY event taking place on Friday, November 22. It seems fitting that AIRSPRAY sprouted from working with another one of Worcester’s young professionals as Mangione, Gilbert and Williams hope the new community group allows them opportunities to collaborate with other Worcester groups and businesses. As Mangione explains: “Tell us the kind of events you want to see and we’ll try to make it happen… We want to work with the various cultural groups in Worcester: the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Historical Society, Worcester Pride, the STEVEN KING Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (formerly the College of Worcester Consortium), local art galleries, Crompton Collective, ArtsWorcester, the vibrant restaurant and entertainment industries, pioneers, movers, shakers and queers!” Mangione hits home AIRSPRAY’s true spirit in uniting people, including businesses and other local groups. “When organizations compete excessively, it can hurt a city’s growth and creativity. From left: Heather Mangione, Ryan Williams and If there are more events and Ashley Emerson Gilbert organizations that aim to facilitate a unified movement in mutual celebration and support, Worcester could become an even well-established queer communities and better place to live, representing its nickname, became increasingly frustrated that they ‘The Heart of the Commonwealth.’” Though had to travel in order to seek LGBTQ events. the most common AIRSPRAY events will be Spending a year dreaming about the creation monthly dance parties, Mangione, Gilbert and of an open-minded queer community Williams hope to hold artistic social events group, the three finally came to their like film screenings, poetry readings, dance decision. Recognizing the gifts each of them performances, and others several times a year. possessed - Mangione’s love for bringing The importance of artistic expression in people together and expanding social community groups is not lost on Mangione, networks; Gilbert’s experience in community Gilbert or Williams. “Artistic expression is a organization and start-ups; and Williams’ priority for all of us involved in the creation graphic design skills and artistic eye - the of AIRSPRAY. The arts are an excellent outlet group realized the potential on their hands. and pathway to create community for any “After many nights of philosophizing, group.” Mangione understands how art serves laughing and delving into deeper as a positive outlet for every individual conversations about art, creativity, community and sexuality, we realized we had to express their own identities and desires greatly for others to be able to have that the perfect trifecta to facilitate an organic outlet in their home city of Worcester. “It is movement within the LGBTQ community,” particularly important to connect through says Mangione. As Mangione describes it, the artistic expression because the arts are stars aligned for the trio when their friend Victoria Mariano opened Electric Haze, a new accessible to everyone from all walks of life. They also can be organized in many different bar on Millbury Street near Kelley Square, discovered love for their new city. “It’s such a unique place to live. It is a place that has a lot going on as long as you know where to look. There is a lot of potential here. There are so many passionate people looking to enact change in their communities,” says Mangione. Along with Gilbert and Williams, Mangione fits in among Worcesterites dedicated to positive changes. The three young professionals and friends have long-desired a queer community group. Frequently, the trio would venture into larger cities - Boston, Providence, even New York City - to go dancing and be apart of already

pure, inexpensive forms to bring to people that everyone can connect with in their own unique way, which is important especially for members of the LGBTQ community as we have been a historically marginalized group.” And yet, Mangione notes, the power of community is continually proven as cities like Portland, Austin and Brooklyn transform. “It mobilizes change and influences the development, often in the most innovative and creatively unique ways.” AIRSPRAY believes inclusivity to events is of the utmost importance and hopes to draw people from all walks of life - all ages (though some events will be 21-plus), professionals, college students, couples, singles and others. Worcester is largely a college city, serving as home to Assumption College, Becker College, Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and Worcester State University. The AIRSPRAY creators believe this trait could contribute greatly to the events. “Some of the city’s commerce, politics and environment cater to university students, but as a whole it is a very inclusive city by nature, history and circumstance. We think it is important to transcend those boundaries of the colleges and create an open space for people to interact,” Mangione states. Many college students in the area could have been quietly waiting for a queer community like AIRSPRAY, existing for a period of time as what Mangione calls, “invisible minorities.” “We have had so many people approach us about how excited they are about AIRSPRAY for that exact reason - queer communities tend to become small when everyone has dated everyone else at one point or another. Let’s create an opportunity to meet some new people and expand our community!” Once Mangione, Gilbert and Williams recognized the palpable potential in the city of Worcester and made moves, the reaction and response from the public was overwhelmingly positive. Mangione says, “It has been incredibly energizing to know that we need this, #weneedthis.” Become part of the movement and attend AIRSPRAY’s first event at Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. in Worcester on Friday, November 22. The doors to the 21-plus event open at 8 p.m. and there is no cover charge. The event will feature DJiamtheprocess. To contact AIRSPRAY, email airspraywstr@ or follow them on Twitter/ Instagram, @airspraywstr.








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O Big Brother, where art thou? Jim Keogh

Some judges are violently opposed to having cameras in their courtroom because they know that for some attorneys a camera is like a line of cocaine. It alters their behavior, makes them grandstand, convinces them that they’re the Most Interesting People in the World as they flirt with their video audience. Hell, judges themselves are susceptible. In the rogue’s gallery that was the O.J. Simpson trial, Lance Ito took a back bench to no one.

Of course we now live in a world where everyone is a star-inwaiting thanks to reality television, which has made celebrity into as cheap a commodity as used sneakers. We’ve got bachelors, survivors, real housewives, Jersey Shore-ites, and so many self-delusional singers and dancers that talent judges are running out of ways to tell them they suck. “The Truman Show” gave us Jim Carrey unwittingly being filmed 24-7, yet the Italian movie “Reality” imagines perhaps an even more alarming scenario. What if the very prospect of starring in a reality series can turn a man into a paranoid mess — so convinced he’s being scouted by TV producers that he begins “performing” his real life for nonexistent cameras, jeopardizing his job, his family, and his very sanity? After auditioning for Italy’s version of “Big Brother,” which tosses a group of young attractive idiots into a house where cameras record their every senseless move, Luciano (Aniello Arena), a Neopolitan fishmonger and low-level scam artist, is seduced by the notion that he’s certain to be chosen. He doesn’t exactly fit the profile — Luciano is older than most of the participants, he has a wife and children, and he can string

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a sentence together. Still, he insists, the producers seemed highly interested in him and surely will call. While he waits for the phone to ring, Luciano is seized by the irrational belief that representatives of the show are secretly watching him conduct his daily routine — any stranger who wanders into town is a “Big Brother” spy. Luciano befriends a local panhandler whom he’d previously shunned and he begins giving away his family’s possessions to charity — to the outrage of his wife — not out of altruism, but so the producers will see what a wonderful guy he is. His role model is Enzo, a former contestant on “Big Brother” who is now paid to show up at weddings and toast the bride and groom — he’s the Italian equivalent of a retired boxer hired to greet high-rollers at Caesar’s Palace. Yet to Luciano, this C-list celeb is a demigod, the living embodiment of the glorious life that reality television makes possible for the average man. Luciano hides in the air duct of a nightclub bathroom until Enzo walks in, and pleads for advice to get onto the show. He’s answered with a platitude that Enzo has turned into his trademark, “Never give up!” Plenty of movies have been made about the hunger for fame, but the scary thing about “Reality” is how close to realism it comes. In an age when everything from satellites to cellphones is equipped with cameras, when people post photos of what they had for breakfast on the erroneous assumption that anyone cares, and when the Kardashians can become famous for simply being Kardashian, we’re breeding an entire population of Lucianos. We’re Selfie Nation. “Reality” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 and 3:20 p.m. in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University. The film is part of the Cinema 320 series.

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Blackstone Valley 14: Cinema de Lux 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury, MA 01527 Showtimes for 11/22 - 11/28. Subject to change. About Time (R); 2 hr 4 min 4:00 pm 6:45 pm Captain Phillips (PG-13) PRESENTED IN SONY 4K DIGITAL; 2 hr 14 min 9:15 pm 12:05 am Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG); 1 hr 35 min 11:20 am 1:35 pm Delivery Man (PG-13); 1 hr 45 min 11:50 am 2:25 pm 4:55 pm 7:25 pm 10:05 pm 12:30 am Ender's Game (PG-13); 1 hr 54 min 9:40 pm 12:15 am Free Birds (PG); 1 hr 30 min 11:55 am 2:15 pm 4:35 pm 6:55 pm Gravity (PG-13); 1 hr 31 min 12:20 pm Gravity 3D (PG-13) REAL D 3D; 1 hr 31 min 2:50 pm 5:10 pm 7:35 pm 9:50 pm 12:10 am Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R); 1 hr 33 min 12:30 pm2:55 pm 5:15 pm 7:50 pm 10:15 pm 12:25 am Last Vegas (PG-13); 1 hr 30 min 1:10 pm 4:05 pm 6:40 pm 9:10 pm The Best Man Holiday (R) CC/DVS; 2 hr 2 min 1:00 pm 3:55 pm 6:50 pm 9:45 pm 12:20 am The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) CC/DVS; 2 hr 26 min 1:15 pm 4:40 pm 8:00 pm 11:25 pm The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) Reserved Seating; XPLUS - DOLBY ATMOS; 2 hr 26 min 12:15 pm 3:40 pm 7:00 pm 10:30 pm The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13); 2 hr 26 min 11:45 am 12:45 pm 3:10 pm 4:10 pm 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 10:00 pm 10:55 pm 11:50 pm The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13) DIRECTOR'S HALL; Reserved Seating; 2 hr 26 min 11:15 am 2:40 pm 6:05 pm 9:30 pm Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) DIRECTOR'S HALL;Reserved Seating; 2 hr 0 min 1:40 pm 4:30 pm 7:15 pm 9:55 pm Thor: The Dark World (PG-13) DIRECTOR'S HALL; 2 hr 0 min 12:25 am Thor: The Dark World (PG-13); 2 hr 0 min 11:30 am 2:10 pm 5:00 pm 7:45 pm 10:25 pm





• NOVEMBER 21, 2013

12 YEARS A SLAVE (R) Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:50, 3:55, 7:05, 9:40,

Fri-Wed: 12:20, 3:30, 7:05, 10:05 Worcester North Thurs-Wed: 12:50, 4, 7:10, 10:20

ABOUT TIME (R) Blackstone Thurs: 1:30, 4:30, 7:25, 10:15, Fri-

Wed: 4, 6:45 Cinemagic Thurs: 12, 3, 6:50, 9:30, Fri-Wed: 4 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:40, 3:50, 7:10, 10:10 Worcester North Thurs: 1, 4:10, 7:25, 10:10, FriWed: 1, 3:45, 7:20, 10:10

ALL IS LOST (PG-13) Solomon Pond Thurs:: 1:20 Worcester North Thurs: 1:20, 3:50, 7, 9:40, Fri-

Wed: 1:20, 4, 6:30, 9:40

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 12:20, 3:30, 6:25, 9:20, FriWed: 9:15, 12:05 a.m.

Cinemagic Thurs: 11:50, 2:45, Fri-Wed: 11:45,


ENDER’S GAME (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 12:30, 3:40, Fri-Wed: 9:40, 12:15 a.m.

Cinemagic Thurs: 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, Fri-

Wed: 4:15, 9:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:45, 3:35, 6:50, FriWed: 3:20, 10:25 Westborough Thurs: 12:55, 3:45, 7:25, 10:05 Worcester North Thurs: 12:45, 3:40, 6:45, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 7:55, 10:35

ENOUGH SAID (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs-Wed: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55,

7:35, 9:50

ESCAPE PLAN (R) Worcester North Thurs: 1:05, 3:55, 7:30, 10:25 FREE BIRDS (PG) Blackstone Thurs: 11:55, 12:25, 2:15, 2:45,

5:15, 6:40, Fri-Wed: 11:55, 2:15, 4:35, 6:55

Cinemagic Thurs: 11:20, 1:45, 7, Fri-Wed: 1:45,


Solomon Pond Thurs: 1:10, 2:45, 7:20, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 11:45, 2:05, 5:05 Westborough Thurs: 1:45, Fri-Wed: 11:30, 1:45, 4:30 Worcester North Thurs: 2:50, 5:10, 7:45, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:45 FREE BIRDS 3D (NR) Cinemagic Thurs: 4, Fri-Wed: 11:20 a.m. Solomon Pond Thurs: 4:10 Worcester North Thurs: 12:25 p.m.

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:45, 3:45, 6:55, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 9:35 Westborough Thurs: 12:40, 3:50, 6:55, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 3:15, 9:30 Worcester North Thurs: 12:55, 4:05, 7:20, 7:50, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:55, 4:05, 7:20, 10:20

GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN (NR) Westborough Thurs: 11:25, 2:40, 6:30, 9:45

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG) Blackstone Thurs-Wed: 11:20, 1:40, 4:10, Fri-

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:25, Fri-Wed: 11:40 Westborough Thurs: 3:35 Worcester North Thurs: 12, 2:20, 4:35, 7:05,

Wed: 11:20, 1:35

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:35, 2:50, 5:10, Fri-

Wed: 10:10, 12:25 Westborough Thurs: 1:50 Worcester North Thurs: 12:15, 3:10, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 3:10, 5:30

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (R) Solomon Pond Fri-Wed: 1:10, 4:10, 7, 10:10 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 1:05, 3:50, 7:25,


DELIVERY MAN (PG-13) Blackstone Fri-Wed: 11:50, 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 10:05, 12:30

Cinemagic Thurs: 9:15, Fri-Wed: 11:30, 2, 4:30,

7:05, 9:30

Solomon Pond Fri-Wed: 10:20, 1:20, 4, 7:20,


Westborough Fri-Wed: 11:15, 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 10:05

GRAVITY (PG-13) Blackstone Fri-Wed: 12:20 p.m. Cinemagic Thurs: 11:45, 4:30, Fri-Wed: 2:45, 9:45

9:30, Fri-Wed: 12:05, 2:20

GRAVITY 3D (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 11:50, 2:25, 4:40, 6:55, FriWed: 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:50, 12:10 a.m.

Cinemagic Thurs: 2:15 Solomon Pond Thurs: 2:40, 4:55, 7:25, 9:45, Fri-

Wed: 1:55, 4:50, 7:25, 9:40 Westborough Thurs: 12:45, 7:20, 9:40, Fri-Wed: 11:35, 7:15 Worcester North Thurs: 1:50, 4:05, Fri-Wed: 4:35, 7:05, 9:35

JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA (R) Blackstone Thurs: 11:35, 1:50, 4:20, 7:35,

10:05, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 2:55, 5:15, 7:50, 10:15, 12:25 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs: 11:40, 2:20, 4:30, 7, 9:15, Fri-Wed: 11:30, 1:50, 7, 9:15 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:25, 5:05, 7:40, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 3:10, 9:55

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Westborough Thurs: 1:10, 3:55 Worcester North Thurs: 12:20, 2:40, 5, 7:40,

9:55, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 2:35, 5, 7:40, 9:55

JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL (NR) Cinemagic Thurs: 7:15 JFK (1991) (R) WPL Sat: 2 KRRISH 3 (NR) Westborough Thurs-Wed: 12:35, 4:10, 7:50 LAST VEGAS (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 1:20, 4:25, 7:10, 9:40, FriWed: 1:10, 4:05, 6:40, 9:10

Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 11:40, 2, 4:20, 7:10, 9:40 Solomon Pond Thurs: 1:05, 3:50, 6:45, 9:25, Fri-

Wed: 10:05, 12:30, 6:45 Westborough Thurs: 12:50, 3:40, 7, 9:35, FriWed: 12:05, 6:50 Worcester North Thurs-Wed: 1:25, 4:20, 6:55, 9:25

LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:35

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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 8:15, Fri-

Wed: 11:15, 12:15, 2:40, 3:40, 6:05 7, 9:30 10:30 Blackstone Thurs: 8, 8:30, Fri-Wed: 11:45, 12:45, 1:15, 3:10, 4:10, 4:40, 6:30, 7:30, 8, 10, 10:55, 11:25, 11:50 Cinemagic Thurs: 8, 9:30, Fri-Wed: 11:20, 11:50, 2:30, 3:15, 6:30, 6:45, 9:40, 9:50 Solomon Pond Thurs: 8, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 10, 10:30, 11:30, 11:50, 12:10, 12:50, 1:30, 2, 2:50, 3:20, 3:40, 4:20, 5, 5:30, 6:10, 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30, 10:30 Westborough Thurs: 8, 10, Fri-Wed: 8:30 a.m., 8:50, 11:20, 11:40, 12, 12:20, 2:50, 3, 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 6:20, 6:40, 7, 7:40, 8, 9:20, 9:40, 10, 10:20 Worcester North Thurs: 8, 8:15, Fri-Wed: 12, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 3:25, 3:40, 3:55, 4:10, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 10:15, 10:30, 10:45

THE KINGS OF SUMMER (R) Holy Cross Fri, Sat: 7 THOR: THE DARK WORLD (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 1:25, 4:05,

REALITY (R) Clark Thurs, Sat: 7:30, Sun: 1, 3:20

6:45, 9:25, Fri-Wed: 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55, 12:25 a.m. Blackstone Thurs: 11:30, 12, 2:10, 2:40, 4:50, 5:20, 7:30, 7:55, 10:10, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 11:30, 2:10, 5, 7:45, 10:25 Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 11:20, 4:40, 7:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9:50, FriWed: 12:40, 3:50, 6:55, 9:45 Westborough Thurs: 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 6:45, 7:10, 9:30, Fri-Wed: 12:10, 7:10, 9:55 Worcester North Thurs: 12, 1:45, 2:35, 4:45, 5:15, 7:20, 7:50, 10, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 1:15, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30, 10

SINGH SAAB THE GREAT (NR) Westborough Fri-Wed: 11:30, 2:45, 6:35, 9:50

THOR: THE DARK WORLD 3D (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs-Wed: 11:15,

THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (R) Blackstone Thurs: 1:10, 3:55, 7, 9:50, Fri-Wed:

Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 2, 10 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30,

POPULAIRE (R) Holy Cross Wed: 3, 8 PRISONERS (R) Elm Thurs: 7:30 Strand Fri-Sun, Tues, Wed: 7 RAM LEELA (NR) Westborough Thurs: 1:05, 4:35, 8, Fri-Wed: 11:15, 2:35, 6:15, 9:35

1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:45, 12:20 a.m.

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:55, 4:05, 7:10, 10, Fri-

Wed: 12:15, 3:45, 7:15, 10:15 Worcester North Thurs: 1:10, 4:10, 7:05, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 1:10, 4:05, 7:05, 10:05

THE FAMILY (R) Elm Fri: 7, 9:30, Sat: 7, Sun: 5:30, Tues, Wed:


THE HUNGER GAMES DOUBLE FEATURE (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 5:15 Solomon Pond Thurs: 5:15 Westborough Thurs: 5:15

1:55, 4:35

6:30, 7:30, 9:20, 10:20 Westborough Thurs: 1, 4, 4:30, 7:15, 10, FriWed: 3:40 Worcester North Thurs: 1:15, 4:15, 6:50, 9:30

UNFINISHED SONG (PG-13) Clark Wed: 3, 8 WE’RE THE MILLERS (R) Strand Thurs: 7 Looking for your favorite theater and don’t see it listed? Email and we’ll do our best to include it in the coming weeks.

Blackstone Valley Cinema de Lux 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury 800-315-4000 Cinema 320 at Clark University, Jefferson Academic Center 950 Main St.; Cinemagic, 100 Charlton Rd., Sturbridge 508-347-3609 Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm St., Millbury 508-865-2850 Holy Cross Seelos Theater, 1 College St. 508-793-2455 Regal Solomon Pond Stadium 591 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough 508-229-8871 Regal Westborough Stadium 231 Turnpike Rd., Westborough 508-366-6257 Showcase Worcester North, 135 Brooks St. 508-852-2944 The Strand Theatre, 58 High St., Clinton 978-365-5500 Worcester Public Library (WPL) Saxe Room, 3 Salem Sq.

Adv. Tix on Sale FROZEN THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Sun.(1000 1030 1130 1150 1210 1250 130 200 250 320 340) 420 500 530 610 630 650 710 730 800 830 900 930 1030 Mon.(1130 1150 1210 1250 130 200 250 320 330) 420 500 530 610 650 700 800 830 900 1030 Tue.(1130 1150 1210 1250 130 200 250 320 330) 420 500 530 610 650 700 730 800 830 900 1030 HOMEFRONT [CC,DV] - TUESDAY (R) Tue.800 PM DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR IN 3D (NR) Mon.730 PM 1000 PM FROZEN IN REALD 3D [CC,DV] - TUESDAY (PG) No Passes Tue.700 PM DELIVERY MAN [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Sun.(1020 120) 400 720 950 Mon. - Tue.(120) 400 720 950 DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR (NR) Mon.730 PM 1000 PM FROZEN [CC,DV] TUESDAY (PG) Tue.730 PM THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY [CC,DV] (R) Fri. - Sun.(1215 345) 715 1015 Mon. - Tue.(1215 PM 345 PM) DALLAS BUYERS CLUB [CC] (R) Fri. - Tue.(110) 410 700 1010 THOR: THE DARK WORLD [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.(1240 350) 655 945 LAST VEGAS [CC] (PG-13) Fri. - Sun.(1005 AM 1230 PM) 645 PM Mon. - Tue.(1230 PM) FREE BIRDS [CC] (PG) Fri. - Sun.(1145 AM 205 PM 505 PM) Mon.(1145 AM 205 PM) 425 PM Tue.(1145 AM 205 PM 505 PM) ENDER'S GAME [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.(320 PM) 1025 PM JACKASS PRESENTS: BAD GRANDPA [CC,DV] (R) Fri. - Sun.(310 PM) 955 PM Mon. - Tue.(310 PM) 12 YEARS A SLAVE [CC,DV] (R) Fri. - Tue.(1220 330) 705 1005 CAPTAIN PHILLIPS [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.935 PM GRAVITY [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.(1140 AM) GRAVITY IN REALD 3D [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Tue.(155) 450 725 940 CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 [CC,DV] (PG) Fri. - Sun.(1010 AM 1225 PM) Mon. - Tue.(1225 PM)

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Sat.(830 850 1120 1140 1200 1220 250 300 310 330 350) 620 640 700 740 800 920 940 1000 1020 Sun. - Mon.(1120 1140 1200 1220 250 300 310 330 350) 620 640 700 740 800 920 940 1000 Tue.(1120 1140 1200 1220 250 300 310 330 350) 620 640 700 740 940 1000 Wed. - Thu.(1200 PM 330 PM) 700 PM FROZEN IN REALD 3D [CC,DV] - TUESDAY (PG) No Passes Tue.720 PM 1005 PM FROZEN [CC,DV] TUESDAY (PG) Tue.700 PM 945 PM SINGH SAAB THE GREAT (NR) Fri. - Tue.(1130 245) 635 950 GORI TERE PYAAR MEIN (NR) Fri. - Tue.(1125 240) 630 945 DELIVERY MAN [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.(1115 155) 440 720 1005 RAM LEELA (NR)

Fri. - Tue.(1115 235) 615 935

THOR: THE DARK WORLD [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.(1210 PM) 710 PM 955 PM THOR: THE DARK WORLD IN REALD 3D [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Tue.(340 PM) LAST VEGAS [CC] (PG-13) Fri. - Mon.(1205 PM) 650 PM Tue.(1205 PM) FREE BIRDS [CC] (PG) Fri. - Tue.(1130 AM 145 PM) 430 PM CAPTAIN PHILLIPS [CC,DV] (PG-13) Fri. - Tue.(315 PM) 930 PM GRAVITY IN REALD 3D [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Fri. - Tue.(1135 AM) 715 PM




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The Sole Proprietor


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FOOD ★★★★★ AMBIENCE ★★★★1/2 SERVICE ★★★★1/2 VALUE ★★★★ 118 Highland St., Worcester • 508-798-3474 •

Worcester’s seafood Proprietor Michael Brazell

Known not only for the giant inflatable crab that adorns its roof during summer months, but also for the best seafood in Worcester, The Sole Proprietor continues to be one of Worcester’s best restaurants, with terrific service and excellent food.

Visiting late on a Thursday night, my codiner Lillian and I entered to a busy but not packed restaurant. When arriving, diners are first greeted by a large, lively center bar, with about a dozen booths surrounding the taps and raw bar. Lillian and I were brought through to a larger dining room in the rear of the restaurant, with plenty of tables and

several booths capable of seating large parties. Our server visited us immediately and we ordered a couple of local draft beers and two cups of the Sole’s excellent clam chowder. The chowders arrived hot, packed with thick potatoes and plenty of clams, perfect for those cold, damp autumn nights. We opted for an appetizer of crab rangoons before ordering our entrees. About six large, coin-purse shaped deepfried dumplings were served with a tangy sweet and sour sauce. Though crab rangoons are more traditionally served at Chinese-American restaurants and are known for fake-crab filling and cream cheese, these rangoons are packed with real crab meat and are the perfect starter to any meal at the Sole. Seasonal dinner specials are offered, and Lillian and I both ordered from that menu. Lillian chose the Black and Blue swordfish, two perfectly cooked blackened swordfish

steaks that were as tender as they were delicious. The expertly-prepared fish was served with sauteed bacon and Brussels sprouts, beside a helping of au gratin potatoes prepared with fontina and gorgonzola cheese, with a sweet and tangy balsamic reduction. Though I snuck forkfulls of Lillian’s swordfish, I opted for the Arctic Char, a little known fish similar to salmon that can survive in both fresh and salt waters, and has been a dietary staple of the Inuit in Canada for generations. This grilled, flaky fish had a trout-like sweetness though its light pink color was more similar to salmon and easily gave way to my fork, as a thick skin on the bottom delicately held it together. A tart apple slaw was liberally spread on top of the fish, while a generous serving of

delicious pumpkin risotto rounded out the dish. Service at the Sole is excellent as similar to Worcester Restaurant Group’s other restaurants, two servers wait on each table. Our servers were prompt and courteous throughout the meal, never being far but also not hovering around our table. Prices at the Sole are higher than other mom and pop fish restaurants, but the quality of each dish – even in spite of a terrific amount of variety – justifies the price. Most entrees range between $20 and $30, though the crowd pleasing fish and chips remains $15. With drinks, appetizers and specials, meals can easily eclipse the century mark for only two diners, though the Sole also features a walletfriendly bar menu of $5-$10 apps and sushi. Speaking of the bar, the restaurant prides itself on being able to match the perfect wine for your dinner order, with an ever changing wine list that easily tops 100 bottles on any given night, though their draught beer offerings are disappointingly limited. The Sole Proprietor has been serving excellent seafood to Worcester diners for over 30 years, and its formula for success – great food and quality service – should see it be a Worcester mainstay for decades to come.

917 Southbridge St., Auburn 508-832-9705

Privaate rooms available for your next function

WEEKLY SPECIALS Monday Complimentary p y Soup p & Salad Bar (With Purchase of an Entrée)

Tuesday - 4 p.m. Prime Rib $10.99 (w/Potato & Vegetable) Wednesday - 4 p.m. Signature Chicken Parmigiana w/Ziti $9.99 Thursday - 4 p.m. Italian Style Half Roast Chicken $9.99 (w/Potato & Vegetable)

Tivia 8 p.m. w/radio legend Kevin Barbare Friday & Saturday - 4 p.m. Prime Rib & Fresh Seafood Specials Sunday $11.99 Specials: Roast Stuffed Turkey, Baked Virginia Ham or Pot Roast (w/Potato & Vegetable)

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234 Chandler St • NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Worcester MA

We Serve Lobster 7 Days a Week from our tanks!

Holiday Gift Cards Available Complimentary

Soup & Salad Bar (with purchase of an entrée) Valid Sunday-Thursday Exp. 12/31/13

HERE’S THE DEAL... For a limited time only receive a


$5.00 Holiday Card

for every $25 in Gift Cards purchased


Offer ends Dec. 31, 2013

602 SOUTHBRIDGE ST. | (RTE. 12) AUBURN | 508-407-8880

Thanks to Everyone!

Celebrate Our

Deerfield Plaza • 344 Chandler St., Worcester • 508-797-3800 •








Anniversary with Us!




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BITES ... nom, nom, nom Brittany Durgin

in Sterling and Harms Family Farm in Brookfield. No water or sugar is added. Vegetarian and vegan options are available. 123A Highland St., Worcester.

SWEET RELOCATES PURE JUICE AND Sweet, Worcester’s dessert bar and bakery, has SMOOTHIES moved to 72 Shrewsbury St. The new location Pure Juz, a locally-owned juice and smoothie

WICKED WINGS & ICE CREAM OPENS A new eatery, Wicked Wings & Ice Cream, has

is larger in size and features two floors, each with its own bar and a glass elevator to get you to and fro. Check back with bites for information on a grand opening.

bar, recently opened on Highland Street in Worcester. The business is dedicated to providing Worcester with the freshest fruit and vegetable juice blends possible by buying from local farms including Sagatabscot Orchards

Wexford House Restaurant

Tuesday-Saturday, 11:30am-10:00pm

508-757-8982 Located at the corner of Shrewsbury Street and Route 9 in Worcester

recently opened in Leicester. Wings are offered with 13 different homemade sauces, made from scratch by owner Mike and his wife Pam. Also homemade are the chili, clam chowder, coleslaw and French fries seasoning.

Open Thanksgiving Day at 12:00 Noon Now Accepting Reservations

Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings Seafood Newburg - Roast Leg of Lamb Chicken Cordon Bleu - Broiled Veal Chop Filet Mignon - Surf & Turf Plus our Full Menu

Salads, chicken sandwiches, hamburgers, fried pickles and mozzarella cheese sticks are also on the menu. In addition to all that, Giffords ice cream is served in cones, dish, as sundaes or shakes. Specials include 50cent wings on Tuesday, 50-cent wings and $1 boneless strips on Wednesday, and $1 boneless strips on Thursday. On Saturday and Sunday, small and large combo platters are available. Wicked Wings & Ice Cream is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wicked Wings & Ice Cream, 15 South Main St., Leicester.

FALL FOOD FESTIVAL A Fall Food Festival will be held at the Holy Trinity

Armenian Apostolic Church on Friday, Nov. 22 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from noon-4 p.m. Food available will include shish kebab, losh kebab or chicken kebab dinners and kheyma sandwiches. A country store and bake table will also be selling goods. Admission is free. Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove St., Worcester.

THANKSGIVING DINNER Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be served at

Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Middle Eastern Chicken, Italian, (Soups, Salads, Sandwiches)

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, from




Shrimp Cilantro $13.95

Pad Thai $8.95

Fresh Rolls $5.95

Each Dish Crafted To Your Personal Preference! Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Menu Items Available

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Lunch & Dinner • 508-829-8272

• NOVEMBER 21, 2013

456 Main St., Holden

Mango Cheesecake $5.95


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10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Breakfast as well as traditional holiday plates, including roasted turkey, pumpkin pie and creamy mashed potatoes will be offered for a set price of $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for those ages 5-10. Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge.

ForStarters ...

Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao


Worcester’s Spring Rolls

Sara Jane Nelson

Pho Dakao offers a comfortable and hip atmosphere in which to enjoy traditional Vietnamese-style cuisine. It’s a great restaurant to visit if you’ve never had Vietnamese and want to try something new, while still having the option to order something familiar. Aside from the vast menu, I like that Pho Dakao has a separate bar area.

Lake View Congregational Church hosts a community Thanksgiving DInner on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6:30

p.m. Offered will be turkey with all the fixings, plus dessert. A suggested donation for dinner is $10. For reservations, call 508756-5857. Lake View Congregational Church, 115 Coburn Ave., Worcester.

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593 Park Ave., Worcester 508-756-7555

All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Buffet Dinner Menu Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian and Seafood Dishes Dine-In or Take-Out Tastes like Home Cooking!

I went in for lunch with friends and tried the Goi Cuon, or Fresh Summer Rolls. These were traditional rolls with shrimp, lettuce, vermicelli and herbs wrapped in rice paper. They were served with peanut sauce with carrots and crushed peanuts and a sweet duck sauce. The rolls were very well stuffed with crispy lettuce, and the vermicelli was perfectly cooked. I had hoped for a bit more shrimp per roll, but they was fresh and satisfying nonetheless. While I wasn’t a fan of the rolls paired with the duck sauce, the peanut sauce was great and, admittedly, couldn’t get enough of it. The overall flavor of the rolls was very light and more focused on texture than seasoning. The Fresh Summer Rolls will cost you $4.25. They are large rolls, cut into four, which makes them easy to share as an appetizer or filling enough for one to enjoy as a meal.

Open Seven Days a Week 11:30am-10pm 508-793-9900 2 Coes Sq., Worcester (Near the 560 block of Park Ave.) Catering for Weddings, Birthdays and Special Occasions



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Free Live Acoustic Original Reggae and Jamaican Buffet at One Love Cafe. Call 774-272-3969 for reservations. $10 per person Buffett. 5-10 p.m. OneLove Cafe, 800 Main St. 508753-8663 or Let Us Entertain You II. The Union Music staff will reprise last year’s already legendary concert presentation. Free. 7-9 p.m. Union Music, Union Music Performance Space, 142 Southbridge St. 508753-3702 or “The Music of MGM” Starring Kat Malone! $5 Cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-7534030. Thursday Open Mic W/Ed Sheridan. Free! 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Turkuaz - The Hornitz. $10 cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629. Zack Slik. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. 80’s party every Thursday with The Flock Of A-Holes! with Ways To Fall and Amy Herrera. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. com/pages/Flock-of-Aholes/127019150125. College Night Featuring DJ Danny Fly. Come and experience Worcester’s hottest college dance party.One of the Most Respected Nights for Metal in New England! Visit metal.thursday. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543.



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Open Mic Night! 9-11 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. Jim Devlin. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Thirsty Thursday with DJ Matty J. Old school jams, club remixes, HD videos and Karaoke. No Cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597.

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Jay Graham. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Peter Sulski, Solo Bach Recital Violin/Viola J.S. Bach: The Complete Solo String Works, Part Five. Free and open to the public. Noon-1 p.m. Clark University: John and Kay Basset Vistors Center, 1 Maywood St. Dana Lewis LIVE! Classic Radio Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s “The Soundtrack of your Youth” Free! 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat. No Cover charge = tips appreciated! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, Cabaret Room or Outdoor Patio, 124 Millbury St. 508-579-5997 or Airspray. 21 plus. Free. 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629 or Open Mic. Open to musicians, poets, comedians or anyone with a talent! Hosted by Patrick McCarthy. 6:30-9 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or Bill McCarthy @ Perfect Game. Free. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Ottomatic Slim: Electrifying Blues Band. Start Time: 7:30 p.m. No Cover. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106 or BLUES: Roy Bookbinder with Peg Espinola Opening. $20 general public; students & seniors $19; members $17; children under 12 $10. 8-11 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St.,

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The Worcester Mineral Club hosts its 38th annual Jewelry, Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory of Worcester. The show will feature 14 dealers, exhibits, hourly door prizes, demonstrations, a raffle, snacks and unique gifts. Entrance fee is $4 for adults, $2 for students and seniors and free for those 12 and younger. with DJ Chananagains Every Friday Night! 18+ $10, 21+ $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Niki Luparelli and Dan Burke! 9 p.m.! $10 Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. The Dave Macklin Band. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. The Ric Porter Band. $5. 9 p.m.-midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Tony Soul Project. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Andy Cummings Trio. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Friday Night Dance Party with DJ Blackout. No Cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508438-0597. Supernova Friday. $10 (18+). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bar FX, 90 Commercial St. 774-823-3555 or Top 40 Dance Party. Free. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club,



19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or Video DJ Jay Senior. No Cover. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. PiNZ Entertainment / Blue Dog Sports Bar & Grille, 110 So Main St., Milford. 508-473-6611 or

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Andy Cummings. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Sinfonia. Peter Sulski, Director This event is Free and open to

the public. 3-4:30 p.m. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St. St. Cecilia Choir 135th Anniversary Celebration Concert. A joyous occasion as the St. Cecilia Choir (the oldest women and girls choir in the USA) celebrates its 135th anniversary with a concert featuring the present choir and assembled alumnae. Includes the world premiere of a specially commissioned work by Malcolm Archer, former director of music at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London. Free. 4-5:30 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-7523766. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis, Playing the greatest Hits from the 50’S to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth” 7-10 p.m. Nancy’s Quaker Tavern, 466 Quaker Hgwy (Route146a), Uxbridge. 508-779-0901. Cafe’ con Dios. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Main Auditorium, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-579-6722. Clark University Jazz Workshop and Combo. James Allard, Director This event is Free and open to the public. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Clark University: Higgins University Center, The Grind, 950 Main St. Sanctifire. Great Band! First time on our stage! $4 Donation appreciated! 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Cafe con Dios, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-832-5044. Worcester Men of Song: 75 Years of Harmony. Worcester Men of Song Chorus presents “75 Years of Harmony”, An Evening of Barbershop Harmony in Worcester’s Historic Mechanics Hall. Featuring The Men of Song Chorus and Chapter Quartets. $20. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-5608 or

Dig out your Ugliest Holiday Sweater and Celebrate the Season at Worcester Magazine’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party! Dec. 19, 2013, 5:30-7:30 Ralph’s Diner, 148 Grove St., Worcester Entertainment, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and prizes! Wear the Ugliest Sweater and you could win a Red Rider BB Gun or a Leg Lamp!


Dollar Drafts when you bring a non-perishable food item for the Worcester County Food Bank! NOVEMBER 21, 2013 • WORCESTERMAGAZINE.COM


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Upload your listings at Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. Kartier Perrone gets you movin’ with House / EDM remixes all night long. No Cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. BLUES: The Love Dogs. $18 general public; students & seniors >Sunday 24 Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza Hosted $17; members $15; children under 12 $9. 8-11 p.m. Amazing by Lady Sabrina and Bootz! Featuring The Remix Girls, Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or Special Guests, and DJ Whiteboi Spinning Beats! 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. Danny Klein’s Full House. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 508-756-2227. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Sunday Brunch w/Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shirley. 978-425-4311 or Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. JCDC. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Assumption College Chorale “Sounds of the Season” Leominster. 978-534-5900. concert. The AC Chorale’s annual “Sounds of the Season” concert Karaoke Dance Party With CJ/DJ. No Cover! 8-11 p.m. will feature the Christmas portion of Handel’s MESSIAH, plus the Eller’s Restaurant, Lounge, 190 Main St., Cherry Valley. 508-868“Hallelujah” chorus. The concert is Free and open to the public. 7382 or LM Rhythm Kings. 8-11 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water Free. 2-3 p.m. Assumption College: Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St. St. 508-926-8353. Blues Jam with A Ton of Blues. 3-7 p.m. RG Scooters Pub, Sean Fullerton. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 84 Lakefront St., Lunenburg. 978-348-2453. Central St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. Sunday Blues Jam with Da Funk. 3-7 p.m. Chooch’s Food & Red Hot Chili Pepper tribute “Funky Monks” and Spirits, 31 East Brookfield Road, North Brookfield. 508-867-2494. special guests GLADSTONE and The October Accord. Irish Music Session. Free. 4-8 p.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. 1888 or Big Jon Short - solo acoustic country blues. Free. 5-8 9Teen. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. 508-853-1350. Back by Popular Demand. Dale Lepage & The Manhattans! $5 Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Small business Saturday: Nov 30th Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508753-4030. Background Orcs - Tali & The Grind. -Posters r and -Sculptures Doors at 9 p.m. - 21+ - $8 Admission $8 Ticket. 9 p.m.-2 Prints a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629 or Bill McCarthy. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Stake’s -Furniture Sports Pub, 1281 Pleasant St. 508-755-2925. -Handmade Jewelry BitterSuite. 4 Piece CoverBand Playing The Favorite’s From the 70’s - Today! Visit Us @ 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Days End Tavern, 287 Main St., Oxford. 508-987-1006. Dale LePage Trio. Free. 9-11:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar --Artwork -Unique Gifts and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. MT Presents: See -Clothing g thursday for show details. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. No Alibi. The area’s best party band is back at JJ’s! Get ready to party all night with No Alibi! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Come support over 90 local artists! The Rusty Mike’s. $5. 9 p.m.-midnight Blue  97C Webster St. Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. When In Worcester Dance Night. Free. 9 Artwork by Adam Psybe p.m.-2 a.m. Hotel Vernon - The Ship Room/Kelley Square Yacht Club, 1 Millbury St. “Tantrum Saturdays” Dance Party Every Saturday The Hangover Hour Spoken Word Salon 5 p.m., then Night with DJ Tony T. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 Andy Cummings 8:30 p.m.! 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Jim’s Blues Jam. Featured guests weekly! Donations. 6:30-10 Center Bar Saturday Nights. DJ E-Class and Mike DJ Kartier p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. take turns bringing the beats to make you move every Saturday Open Mic Sundays at Perfect Game with Bill Night! October 26th join us for Scare for Care 2 with DJ Kartier. No McCarthy. Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!”) is Cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. Your Host at another great Open Mic Night! Free! 6:30-10:30 p.m. 508-438-0597. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 Dj Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and or Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. rk&__user=578549000. Hit the Bus. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange JAZZ: Steve SanSoucie - You there in the Back Row. Place. 508-459-9035. $18 general public; students & seniors $17; members $15; children House / EDM Dance Party with DJ Kartier. Mike DJ



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under 12 $9. 7-10 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-405-2787 or Josh Briggs and Friends. No Cover charge. 9-12:30 p.m. Funky Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-2995. Sunday Funday Karaoke with DJ Matty J. No Cover charge. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508438-0597.

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Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 7-10 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Driftin’ Sam Politz! 7-9 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Lucky Dog Monday Night Open Mike Jam. 8:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. The All New OPEN JAM hosted by Mike G. 9 p.m.-? BRING AXE, STIX, VOICE. 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight. Dive Bar, 34 Green St. BopNPopJazzOrganization.

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Garage Band 101. Learn how to put together and play in a rock band, focusing on 1/4/5 basic theory, song choice, and performance. Garage Band 101 has openings for guitarists, bass players, keyboardists, drummers and vocalists. Space is limited! Students must have some experience playing their instrument. Students need to supply their own guitar/bass; amps, keyboard and PA to be supplied. $60. 6:30-8 p.m. Pinecroft Building, 539 Prospect St., West Boylston. 508-835-6489 or OPEN MIC TUESDAYS/LOCAL MUSICIANS SHOWCASE @ GREENDALE’S PUB with BILL McCARTHY. Free! 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350 or “See You Next Tuesday” with DJ Poke Smot! Guest DJ’s and Bands each week. No Cover. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. “Dam Chick Singer” Denise Cascione with Joe D’Angello and Pete Premo! 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. ELECTRIC TUESDAYS are back at The Lucky Dog (always 21+). $10 Free before 11pm. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or electrictuesdays.

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30th Anniversary Brown Bag Concert Series: The Soul Band. The Soul Band is a powerhouse of world-class musicianship, razor-sharp style and broad range. Free Admission. Noon-1 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-5608 or tickets/brownbag.html. Live Music with Matt Robert. All donations to the Worcester County Food Bank. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or Thanksgiving Eve Bash w/ KUNG FU GRIP and Opening Night and more. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll scream, you’ll dance! High energy, creative, pop-punk/post-hardcore/ alternative rock covers. 2012 AND 2013 Pulse Magazine Music Awards nominees :) Opening Night is right before them. $8. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. com/kungfugripworcester. Thanksgiving Eve with Chris Reddy. 7-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN MIC/LOCAL MUSICIANS’ SHOWCASE w/ BILL McCARTHY @ GUISEPPE’S. Free! 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405 or 55806788?ref=bookmark&__user=578549000. Canal Karaoke! 8-11 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St.

508-926-8353. Country Wednesdays. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. New Bay Colony - PPP Pesky’s PreThanksgiving Party. $10. 8 p.m.-midnight The Uxbridge Progressive Club, 18 Whitin St., Uxbridge. 508-278-9800. The Breakfast - Thanksgiving Party! 21 plus Doors at 6 p.m. ( “The Breakfast is a hardhitting experimental jazz rock quartet whose music ranges from progressive rock to sonic landscapes.” No cover. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Electric Haze, 26 Millbury St. 508-799-0629 or events/534302629985867. The Dinosaurs Return. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Karaoke. Wednesdays at Jillian’s is also Ladies Night, which means all ladies, eat and play for Free. Complementary tortilla chips with salsa, vegetable crudities, and chocolate fountain with fresh fruit! Ladies also play pool for Free and receive a $5 game card for the arcade! Free. 8:30-1:30 p.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. She’s Busy. 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669. WACKY WEDNESDAY NIGHT JAM @JJ’S SPORT BAR. Open mic jam session, all are welcome. We offer a drum kit. bass rig and a full PA system for all to use. Guitar players, please bring your own amp, great club, great food, great drinks and great music. 8:30-12:30 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Auntie Trainwreck. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Simple Man Saloon, High St., Clinton. Hit the Bus. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. JJ’s Thanksgiving Eve Bash with The Flock of A**holes! Get ready to party with us and the Flock of A**holes on Thanskgiving Eve! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Music Under the Moose! Every Wednesday Night. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Silverbacks. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Thanksgiving EVE at Ralphs Diner! You won’t want to miss it! “Public Works” 25th Anniversary Show with Herra Terra, Ghost Ocean, and The Ritch Kids! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. The Royal Treatment featuring Dan Burke! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Turkey Party with the T-Bone Blues Band. Work up your Thanksgiving appetite dancing and listening to T-Bone play at a Worcester traditional T-Day Party. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Valvatrosstsa! Valvatross, 9 piece R&B, Soul, Funk, Rock & Roll dance band - night before Thanksgiving blow out and extravaganza! No Cover. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508798-8385 or


ADC Performance Center (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900 or adcmusic. com/Index.htm. ArtsWorcester, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Fre. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or Assumption College: Emmanuel d’Alzon Library, 500 Salisbury St. 508-767-7272 or Booklovers’ Gourmet, Small Works in Watercolor & Acrylic by Linda Littleton, Through Nov. 30. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or er3.

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Gerald Cantor Salisbury Mansion, Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 Art Gallery, reThink INK: 25 Years at Mixit Print Studio, Part II, p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-753Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 8278 or through Jan. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse is back at The Lucky Dog Music Hall website. on Friday, Nov. 22, from 8:30-2 a.m. Opening bands include Loudboy Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: noon-5 p.m. from New York City, featuring John Andrews from Peter Murphy, Nena and Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Brian Viglione of The Dresden Dolls and The Violent Femmes and Call my Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday Name from New Hampshire. $8 cover charge. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620Green St., Worcester. 0050 or EcoTarium, Science + You, Through April 27, 2014. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $14 adults; $8 for children ages Taproot Bookstore, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 2-18, $10 college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, & EcoTarium members Free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or progra. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or Tatnuck Bookseller & Cafe, Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, closed Saturday. 18 Lyman St., Westborough. 508-366-4959 or tatnuck. Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or com. The Sprinkler Factory, Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 456-3924 or 21 Prichard St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-297-4337 or Funky Stuff, 11am-7pm Tues-Sat. Bringing the funk to Worcester through Fine Art, Jewelry, Clothing, Furniture, Antiques, and Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, Collectables. We support local art, and we think you should too! 97C through Dec. 30. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, Webster St., Worcester. 508-755-5463. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12 Adults, $9 Gallery of African Art, Gallery of African Art Free Tours, Seniors & $7 Youth, Free to Members & Children under . 11 French Thursdays, through Dec. 19; Weekly Thursday Tours at the Gallery Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or of African Art, Thursdays, through Dec. 26. Hours: closed Sunday, Westboro Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, closed 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 8 West Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Main St., Westborough. 508-870-0110 or Admission: Donations accepte. 62 High St., Clinton. 978-265-4345 Worcester Art Museum, 50% off admission Third Thursdays or 978-598-5000x12 or at WAM, Thursday; Poets in the Galleries at WAM, Thursday; WAM Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Book Club - The Art Forger, Thursday; WAM Talk: Pastor Joseph Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Shea of Worcester State University speaks on “Spiritual Walk”, Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Thursday; Worcester Art Museum Audio Tours, Through Dec. 31; Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (age 60+), $8 for Meditation in the Galleries, Fridays, through Dec. 27; Families @ Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. WAM Tour, Saturdays, through April 13; Families @ WAM: Make 508-853-6015 or Art!, Saturdays, through May 4; November Zip Tours, Saturdays, Museum of Russian Icons, Crossing the Threshold: Traditional through Nov. 30; U-student Wednesdays Free admission to COWC students, Wednesdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Folk Art from the Russian Home, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 28; Series of One Icon Exhibits, a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Through June 20, 2014. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart. $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 Free, org. 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Canti e Cantici: Songs on Timeless Italian Poetry. The Canti e Cantici 2013 workshops provide an overview and demonstrate singing techniques, compositional process, learning process for performers, collaboration among musicians, and recital preparation. The main focus will be Caniato’s new work based on poetry by Saint Francis of Assisi to premier the following evening. Free. 6:30-10 p.m. Fitchburg State University, Kent Recital Hall, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg. 978-665-3347 or <I> cultural.

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Barnes & Noble 4th Saturday Poetry Open Mic. We welcome tonight author, poet, teacher Susan Elizabeth Sweeney reading from her new chapbook “Hand Me Down.” Open mic precedes feature poet and all are welcome to share their own or a favorite poem or two. Group loves to linger in the café over coffee and dessert. Hosted by Carle Johnson. A Reminder, too that B&N Open Mic does not meet in December. Free and open to the public. 7-8:30 p.m. Barnes & Noble Booksellers - MA/Worcester, in the stacks, 541 D Lincoln St. 508-853-6994 or worcestercountypoetry. org.

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Upload your listings at Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. but reservations are recommended. To reserve a ticket, email Jeffrey McCreight at Free and open to the public, reservations recommended. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Academy, Warner Theater, 81 Providence St. Call 508754-5302, ext. 135. Cirque Dreams Holidaze - Friday, November 22 - Sunday, November 24. 11/23 (2pm, 8pm) 11/24 (1pm, 6:30 pm) Now in its 5th year of touring multiple simultaneous productions, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil” according to the New York Daily News and “stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face” proclaims the Erie Times News about this Broadway-worthy spectacle. Renowned director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with sparkle and suspense one can only dream of in a HOLIDAZE. 37, $47, $57 & $67. 8-10:30 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit Everything’s Relative - Saturday, November 23 & Sunday, November 24. Five performance dates are scheduled for November 22 & 23 at 7:30 p.m., and November 24th at 2 p.m. Directed by Mike Dupuis Produced by Lou-Ellen Corkum Written by Nancy Robinson Crist Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing The cast includes David Corkum, Kaiti Figueroa, Kelly Guay, Pat Haddock, Joshua Pelletier and James Piehl. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and youth under age 18. Synopsis: Matthew and Christine Dish can’t take it anymore. This double-income-no-kids couple decides to drop out of the rat race and move to Olympia, Wash., “where the trees still outnumber the people.” But when the couple visits their parents for the weekend to announce their exciting plans, hilarious chaos breaks out. Witty dialogue, nonstop action, insane logic, sourdough cookies and peculiar parents combine for a comedic concoction. $13 for adults and $11 for seniors and youth under age 18. Sat. 7:30-10 p.m. Sun. 2-4:30 p.m. Gateway Players Theatre Arts Barn, 111 Main St., Southbridge. Call 508-764-4531 or visit events/179012972286213. Chris Kattan & Friends - Saturday, November 23. Kattan was a member of several improv/sketch comedy troupes one of them being The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He moved to New York City to work on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2003. His recurring characters included Mr. Peepers, Mango,Azrael Abyss, Kyle DeMarco from The DeMarco Brothers, Gay Hitler, Suel Forrester (known for the term “dagitybo”) and, most notably, one half of the Butabi Brothers with fellow SNL (and Groundlings) cast member Will Ferrell, known for their trademark head-bobbing. Kattan and Ferrell continued the characters in 1998’s A Night at the Roxbury. $22.50. 10:30 p.m.noon Comedy Connection Hu Ke Lau, 705 Memorial Drive, Chicopee. Call 800-745-3000 or visit Auditions for “Cosi Fan Tutte, or How I Met Your Mother” - Sunday, November 24. Greater Worcester Opera announces auditions for lead roles in Cosi Fan Tutte, or How I Met Your Mother, a staged and costumed concert version of Mozart’s opera, performed in English translation with a theatrical twist. FOR MORE INFORMATION: auditions@greaterworcesteropera. org. 1-9:30 p.m. Briarwood Community Center, Briarwood Circle. Call 508-930-7062 or visit GWOpera_Cosi.htm. Steve Sweeney & Friends Comedy - Wednesday, November 27. It’s the night before Thanksgiving - you know you need to laugh Charlestown-born Steve Sweeney is known as the “undisputed King of Boston comedy, the embodiment of the city he calls home, a local guy who has become a nationally recognizable talent. Sweeney is known not only as a headlining comedian, but also through his many memorable TV and movie appearances. During the early 1970s, a small group of Boston ‘would-be’ comedians performed regularly at a comedy club started by Martin Olson and Barry Crimmins in a back room of the Chinese restaurant, Ding-Ho, near Inman Square in Cambridge, MA. This group also included such unknowns as Lenny Clarke, Kevin Meaney, Jay Leno, Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill

Sohonage, and Steven Wright. Steve stood out from the crowd by incorporating his great insight into the New England political scene into his act. He was the first of the Boston super-stars to break into television, appearing on “Park Street Under,” a Boston based sitcom that many believe was the inspiration for the highly successful television show “Cheers.” He’s also been on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Evening at The Improv” and “Comics Come Home.” $20 advance; $25 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. Call 978-425-4311 or visit tickets.

the practice, one appears to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. Yoga Nidra & Gongs is a guided meditation, impersonal attentiveness, meditative awareness, and witness consciousness. Recipients often experience a sense of balance, stress release, feeling of well-being, peace, joy, confidence along with more energy and clarity of thought. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Flowforms Yoga Center, 195 Lake Ave. 508-752-4700.

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A Williamsburg Candle Ring. Decorate your holiday table with a lush wreath of boxwood, flowers and berries accented with

Take a trip to Clinton to see the exhibition that just opened this month, “Crossing the Threshold” at the Museum of Russian Icons on Thursday, Friday or Saturday, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The exhibit includes a wide range of authentic folk art and replicas by renowned Russian artists that illustrate the beliefs and culture of Russian peasants through craftsmanship, such as woodcarving, embroidery, basketry, pottery, toy-making and tailoring. Free with museum admission. Museum of Russian Icons, West Gallery, 203 Union St., Clinton.

class/ workshop >Thursday 21

Sogetsu Ikebana with Kaye Vosburg. Instructor: Kaye Vosburgh Sogetsu Ikebana is an internationally recognized school of Japanese flower arranging. In these classes you will learn the essentials of this venerable art from veteran exhibitor and instructor Kaye Vosburgh. Flowers are provided and other supplies are available for purchase. Member $32, Non-member $35. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-8696111, ext. 124 or

>Friday 22

Friday Night Fun with Glassblowing: Colorful Cups. Get a taste of the ancient of of glassblowing in this fun one night course. In one evening you will learn about the history and process behind creating beautiful blown glass creations at the New Street Glass Studio. Students will choose their own colors and be guided through the steps of gathering, to blowing up the bubble, to shaping a cylinder to create each unique and colorful cup. No experience necessary, all materials included. $80. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter. org. Yoga Nidra & Gongs with Sharan & Priscilla at Flowforms Yoga. The two relaxation techniques together induce complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. During

seasonal fruits, vegetables, nuts and preserved leaves. Working in a base of wet floral foam attached to a plastic tray, we will combine flowers and leaves in rich autumn colors with vegetables, fruits, nuts, boxwood and berries to create a striking harvest centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table. The finished wreath measures about 15” across. The center of the ring will comfortably hold candles or a compote. Kept watered, the wreath can easily be converted to a long lasting Christmas centerpiece. All materials included. Be sure to bring floral scissors and an apron. Member $70, Non-member $80. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-8696111, ext. 124 or

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Castleberry Holiday Arts & Craft Festival. Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24. Celebrating American Made Works by Hand. Come on out and meet the artisans. Over 150 booths of American-made arts, crafts, specialty foods with a decidedly Holiday Theme. Plus live music, craft demonstrations and door prize drawings. Adult: $8, one admission good for all three days (Children under 12 are Free). Hours: Friday: 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. DCU Center- Arena and Convention Center, 50 Foster St. 508-755-6800 or Fall Food Festival. Fall Food Festival November 22 and 23. Join us on Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to


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4 p.m. for shish kebab, losh kebab or chicken kebab dinners and kheyma sandwiches. Visit our Country Store and Bake Table. Stock up on choreg, katah choreg, manti, porov kufta, simit, baklava, and much, much more. Free admission. 4-8 p.m. Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove St. 508-852-2414.

>Saturday 23

Holiday Gifts on the Common. Local artisans will sell their beautiful handmade crafts at this one-day shopping event in Southborough’s historic Downtown Village. Holiday Gifts on the Common will feature handcrafted baskets, children’s knits, pottery, jewelry, quilts, soaps, cards, glass and more. Whether you are looking for decorative items or personal accessories, you will find something special here! Entry is Free. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Southborough Community House, 28 Main St., Southborough. Shepherd Hill Festival of Crafts. $5 admission. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shepherd Hill Regional High School, 68 Dudley-Oxford Road, Dudley. Fall Food Festival. Fall Food Festival November 22 and 23 at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove Street, Worcester. Join us on Friday from 5pm to 8pm and Saturday from noon to 4pm for shish kebab, losh kebab or chicken kebab dinners and kheyma sandwiches. Visit our Country Store and Bake Table. Stock up on choreg, katah choreg, manti, porov kufta, simit, baklava, and much, much more. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 635 Grove St. 508-852-2414. Super Megafest Celebrity Convention. Movies, Super Heroes, Music, Wrestling and Intergalactic Fun come together in Framingham at the Super Megafest, New England’s premiere Celebrity Pop Culture Fan Fest! This year’s event will feature Hollywood icons & celebrities, rock and roll, science fiction and wrestling legends. For more info log onto or call (508) 981 3447 or (201) 338 4810. Saturday, Nov. 23rd from 10:30am to 6pm & Sunday, Nov 24th from 10:30am to 5pm. Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Road, Framingham. 508-270-7200 or


Thursday 21Visiting Artist Lecture Series - B. A. Shapiro. I am the author of six novels (The Art Forger, The Safe Room, Blind Spot, See No Evil, Blameless and Shattered Echoes), four screenplays (Blind Spot, The Lost Coven, Borderline and Shattered Echoes) and the non-fiction book, The Big Squeeze. Members - Free; Non-members - $14. 6-8 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, Conference Room, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or

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Exploring The Hidden Armenia. The featured Guest Speaker is Joseph Dagdigian of Harvard who recently returned from the Republic of Armenia after traveling extensively and photographing sites throughout the country for three months. He will discuss his trip and show photographs of scenes few tourists and few Armenians in Armenia have seen or know about. For Dagdigian the experience was not only an adventure in visiting them but also in encountering wonderful, hospitable people who were thrilled that someone showed interest in their cultural treasures. A roast beef dinner preceding the lecture will be catered by Ron Pahigian at a cost of $15 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 774-261-0108. $15 per person. 6-8:30 p.m. Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Church Hall, 87 Salisbury St. 508-963-2076.




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CHARLIE’S FIREWOOD 16"-18". Seasoned $230.00, Green $180.00. All hardwood. 508-882-0163

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Virtue’s Cleaning Cleaning is a virtue. Meticulous, reasonable, reliable. Call me at 508-925-5575

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OLD MAN OIL Why Pay More? Serving Wachusett Region. Scott Landgren 508-886-8998 24 hour service (774-234-0306 service only) Visa, MC, Discover, Cash. ELECTRICAL SERVICES Ambitious Electrician Established 1989, fully insured. Master license #A14758. Call David Sachs 508-254-6305 or 508-886-0077 Kurt Smollin, Electrician All your electrical needs. Additions, pools, spas, service upgrades. 28 yrs exp. Quality work. Masters Lic. 20050A Insured. Call (508)829-5134.

Cut, Split & Delivered. 16" long mixed hardwoods. Seasoned & Kiln dried. Free delivery to Wachusett towns. Visit for details or call Putnam Services 508-886-6688 Seasoned Firewood Cut/split 16"-18". All hardwood (128 cu.ft.) $250.00/cd. Free local delivery. 978-422-8294 FLOORING/CARPETING C & S Carpet Mills Carpet & Linoleum 30 Sq. Yds. $589 Installed with Pad. Free Metal Incl’d. Berber, Plush or Commercial. Call Tom: 800-861-5445 or 508-886-2624 Creative Floors, Inc. Ceramic-Carpet-Vinyl Marble- Granite- Laminate Wallpaper Pre-finished Hardwood Sales-Design- Installation Residential & Commercial Free Estimates. Carpet Binding Financing Available Come visit our showroom! 508-829-7444 FURNITURE RESTORATION

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Paul G. Hanson Refinishing, repairing, veneering and chair regluing. A full service shop. Pick-up & delivery. Call Paul (978)464-5800

HEATING & PLUMBING A&B Plumbing Service "We do every job like it’s our own home" All types of repairs, Water Heaters, Faucets, Gas Piping, Fixtures, Outside Faucets, Waste Piping, Garbage Disposals and more! Al Belsito Master Plumber/Owner. MA Lic.#12814 Cell 508-868-2112 Chaffins Plumbing & Heating Residential & Commercial Service. Serving the Wachusett Area for 25 Years. Boiler Installations, Gas Piping Service. Fully Insured. M.P.L. #9372 508-829-4466

Need it Fixed? General Home & Small Business Repairs Light Construction No Job Too Small Call Bob at 978-422-8632 or 978-790-8727 CELL email:

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Ins. MPL 11965 Free Estimates 25 yrs Exp. Reliable 508-835-4140 HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING Rutland Heating & A/C Heating System Tune-up Special $130.00 Fall Special, 1 Zone Tankless Boiler Starting at $5,500. Call 774-234-0306

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Painting Unlimited Services Skilled, Reliable, Reasonable. Meticulous prep & workmanship. Interior/Exterior Painting/Staining, Powerwashing. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. HIC #163882 Call Tim: 508-340-8707

TOTAL DISPOSAL Dumpster Specials 10yd. $250, 15yd $300. Home Clean-outs Landscape Clean-ups Demo Rubbish, Appliances. Give us a call and we’ll talk trash. 508-864-7755 TREE SERVICES

Stressing about painting your home? Call Black Dog Painting Company! We take the PAIN out of PAINTING! Interior? Exterior? Power-washing? You Name it! Visit Or Call 978 502 2821 for a FREE on-site Quote ROOFING Mark R. O’Donnell, Inc. Roofing Experts Licensed & Insured Residential, Commercial & Industrial Specialize in Shingle, Flat Rubber & Metal Roofs Prices as Low as $2 per Square Foot! Free Estimates 978-534-3307

KEEGAN P. McNEELY Tree Removal Bobcat Work Firewood Lot Clearing Storm Work Furnace Wood Wood Chips 508-867-6119/413-324-6977 Ross A. McGinnes Fall Clean-ups, Tree work, Stump removal, pruning & removals. Free estimates. Fully insured. Call 508-829-6497 Sky Hook Tree Owner on every job. Tree Removal & Trimming. Chipping. Pruning. Brush Removal. Stump Grinding. Aerial Bucket Service. Fully Insured. Free Estimates. VISA/MC 508-865-4370

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Lee Skoglund Services 10, 15, 20-yard container service. Yard & building materials. Office equipment & materials. Attics, cellars & estates cleaned, guaranteed by your closing date! Free estimates. Lee Skoglund 508-757-4209

SARKISIAN MOWING FALL CLEAN UPS, LEAF REMOVAL. Reasonable prices. Free Estimates. 508-688-4145

R.S. ENTERPRISES Rubbish Removal. Roll-off Containers. Clean-Outs. Junk car and scrap metal removal. Free Estimates. Also AvailableDemolition Service, Bobcat Services. 508-829-0551




LANDSCAPING & LAWN MAINTENANCE Burnham Maintenance Spring Clean-ups. Bark Mulch, Screened Loam & Compost. Small Tree & Brush Chipping & Clean-Up. Landscape Maintenance. Fertilization Programs. Please call 508829-3809

Dave’s Tree & Landscaping Enhancing the view from your home. Call for consultation & free estimate. (508)829-6803.

Inside-Out Garden Design Mowing, Garden Maintenance, Soil Testing, Ornamental Tree/ Shrub Pruning, Landscape Design /Installation. NOFA Accredited Organic Care. Up to $50.00 Off Fall Clean Up of Lawn or Garden Bed!! 508-335-3702 PERRONE LANDSCAPING Mulch Sales & Delivery. Mowing. Parking lot sweeping. Planting & Design. Walkways/Retaining Walls. Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. 508735-9814

Money Is Available, Just Not Through Most Banks Have you been turned down for financing? If so, let your business strengths help you obtain the funding you need in order to take your business to the next level. Please call: 888-493-4994 Peabody Chase Credit Services Serving Worcester County and all of Massachusetts


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CNC Machinist CNC Machinist with programming skills for Haas VF1 mill. We also have a Haas TL2 lathe but VF1 would be primary job. Company is a product development and prototyping house so most runs are small, less than 25 pcs. Very varied work. Materials would range from SS to plastics. Temp to full time hire position. Other skills such as welding, mechanic, etc would be valued. 978-422-3400

Hospitalist (Worcester, MA) needed to work closely with primary care physician patients to enhance the continuity of care. Requires MD or foreign equiv. & 3yr Residency in Internal Med. To apply Reference req.#11414M & send resume & cvr ltr to James Goodman, Dir. of Physicians Recruitment, Reliant Medical Group, Inc., 100 Front St., 12th FL, Worcester, MA 01608. No phone calls.

HELP WANTED LOCAL Trailer Technician Full line semi trailer dealership looking for team member to join growing business in Worcester MA. Pay based on experience. We are a family business that offers a competitive compensation package. 802-598-7912

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"Young" Red Sox Mngr. John Farrell 1990 Cleveland Indians Pitcher baseball card. $39.00 978-534-8632

Jotul Woodstove Model 602 the Little Giant. Ideal for workshop or home. $199.00 978-422 -8480

1 Queen Bedspread Yo-yo Pattern $150.00 978-537-6509

Maple Glider Rocker Blue Fabric $35.00 508-865-6498

2011 Maytag Centennial Dryer Used 6mos. Had to move. Paid $619.95 Asking $400.00. 508852-1352 3 Ton foldable crane for shop and automotive. Like new, used little. Asking $250 or BO 978422-7462




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Help build a better life for a foster child with Massachusetts MENTOR. As a foster parent you will receive a $350 weekly stipend per child, 24/7 support, & ongoing Skill Development. Call:508-368-2710 to find out more!

Staffing Network has partnered with a local Distribution Warehouse and we are seeking several Order Pickers and Package Handlers! Full time and part time positions in 1st and 2nd shift available! No experience required! Staffing Network offers benefits! $9/HR.

P/T Customer Service Person Wanted Curry Printing , Commercial Quick printer in downtown Worcester, is seeking a dependable and enthusiastic Customer Service Representative.Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must also have strong organizational and strong computer skills. Flexible P/T Hours contact Cheryl Marc. 508-751-6600

Join us at our Job Fair! Thursday, Nov 21st & Friday, Nov 22nd 9am-4pm Courtyard 72 Grove Street Worcester, MA Please bring 2 forms of ID. Refer your friends and family!

HELP WANTED LOCAL FLOORING, SALES CLERK 10-15 Flexible hours. Good math skills & customer service helpful. Contact: Wayne or Betty Amico Carpets 43 Whalon Street, Fitchburg Call for APPT 978-342-7070 Town of SterlingPolice Officer, Full Time Minimum Requirements: Graduate of full time MPTC academy (preferred) Valid Driver’s License High School Graduate (degree preferred) No significant criminal or driving record. No felony or domestic convictions. Ability to obtain a LTC. Minimum starting pay after the academy is $49,773 with excellent benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to Chief of Police Sterling Police Department, 135 Leominster Rd. Sterling MA 01564. Sterling is an equal opportunity employer.

Noritake Fine China Blue Hill 2482 floral w/ silver trim. Service for 12/91 pcs. Exc. cond. $400.00 or B/O 508-835-3045 Porcelain boy doll on wooden rocking horse. Length:19" Ht:20" (doll on horse). Extra outfit. $45 OBO. 978-342-0595

4 Snow tires & wheels. Nitto winter 205/55R 16 on alloy wheels. 3 tires exc. tread. Will fit most cars. $200 508-887-1382

Router Cabinet 3.5 HP 2 raised panel bit sets. Custom made, many accys. $450.00 OBO 508-414-2246

5X8 100% Wool Rug Light Colors Used 2yrs. Sells for $350 new, will sell for $200. Like new. 978-537-0270

Sears Table Saw $65.00 or BO. Cash and carry. Call 508-7361839

7 FT. Valley Slate Pool Table W/ GAME ACCS. INCLUDED $175 978-365-9744(Lanc.) 9’x12’ Oriental Rug Maroon, great condition. $150.00 Call 508-755-7153 American Girl Doll Never opened: Molly. $65.00 508-3441198

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Fireplace tool set. Exc. cond. 5 piece set, black & brass w/ pyramid base. $25.00 508-853-3444 Gold Frame Mirror 3’x2’ $75.00 774-289-6982

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Entire downhill ski package. Incl’s skis, bindings, boots size 9 1/2, goggles gloves. Exc. cond. $45.00 cash 508-829-9240.


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Tire 175-70-13 $30.00 978-5018541 Window Casing 36x30 inches. Screen & window open. Hard vinyl, weather proof. $20.00 978466-6160 Leominster

Healthy women 25-35 wanted for 2 yr study in your home. Compensation provided! 508831-5338 email:

NOVENAS THANKSGIVING NOVENA TO SAINT JUDE O Holy Saint Jude, Apostle and Martyr great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke Your special patronage in time of need, to You I have recourse from the depth of my heart & humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present & urgent petition. In return, I promise to make Your name known & cause You to be invoked Say three "Our Fathers", three "Hail Mary’s" and "Glories Be’s". Publication must be promised. This Novena has never been known to fail. Saint Jude, pray for us & all who invoke Your aid. MAP

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT FOR RENT BURNCOAT/GREENDALE 1 bd, laundry, appl’s & off st. parking. HT/HW Incl’d. From $775.00. 508-852-6001 FITCHBURG Near nice park! 2 bdrm ,porch, dining, W/D hu, garage, storage TXT E119112 to 51004 or call 508-330-4233

FURNITURE NEW QUEEN $149 pillow top mattress set

Basswood for carving. 10 pcs. avg. 4x4x48 inches. Asking $600.00 508-829-6607 Bureau $199.00 For info call 508 -767-0172

New in plastic, Can deliver, Call Luke 774-823-6692

FOSTER PARENTS Casio 100 Song Bank Keyboard with stand. 100 Rhythms, 100 Tones, 100 Song Bank. Like new. $50. Call 508-212-0178. Combination Safe on casters, black heavy, 28" high x 19.5" wide x 21" deep. $100 508-7363793 Department 56 Alpine Village, 14 ceramic illuminated pieces w/ accessories. $600.00 508-7572573


Foster Care Information Session Every 3rd Wednesday of the Month • 2pm-4pm (Please Call for Details)

Seeking families throughout Central Massachusetts who are interested in improving a child’s life. Call to inquire about our upcoming foster parent training. $500 BONUS

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43 APARTMENT FOR RENT GRAFTON & MILLBURY 1 & 2BD Apts. starting at $795 & up. Some incl’d heat & hot water. New paint, off st. prkg., onsite laundry. 1st/sec. 508-8395775 HOLDEN-Immaculate, 2BD 1.5 BA Townhouse. Lovely country setting, yet minutes from highway, center of town and hiking trails. Ample closet space, full basement. Incl’s W/ D. No smoking/pets. $1100/m + utils. 508-641-1429




AUTO/MOTORCYCLE 2008 Honda Metropolitan Scooter Black and gray. Mint cond. 469 miles. Asking $1650.00. Includes helmet. 207289-9362 OR 207-450-1492. 2008 Suzuki GSX 650/K8. All black with silver and red trim. Less than 850 miles. Cover, new battery, and lock. $5500.00 508-792-6080

NEW CONSTRUCTION 260 Grove Street * Paxton, MA 01612 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Available for Fall OCCUPANCY

AUTO/SUV LEOMINSTER-1BD. Nice and cozy. No smoking/no pets. $700/m 1st/last. All utils incl. Avail now. 978-502-8031 RUTLAND 1BD FREE HEAT Ldry, pkg, HW, plowing, Trash Removal. 1st/last/sec. Lease. $700. No pets. 508-886-4864 RUTLAND CENTER 2BD, 2nd fl, FREE HOT WATER. Tons of space. Modern with view of common. $850/m does not incl. heat. 4BD, 3rd fl. Tons of space. Fresh paint. New tile floor. FREE HOT WATER! Tenants supplies heat. $1050/m. Refs req’d. No pets. 978-257-0202 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Space for Rent: HOLDEN 1105 Main St approx 1000 sq feet available 1-1-2014 call Sue at 508-829-4333 x301 CONDOMINIUM FOR RENT HOLDEN - HUGE, bright, open concept, one level, 2BD/2BA condo w/walk-in closets, lge windows & high ceilings. W/D hkups. $1700/m incl’s heat. Also, 2BD townhouse. $1500/m incl’s heat. 508-667-7434 REAL ESTATE WANTED WE BUY HOUSES FAST CASH 508-499-8595



2004 Chevrolet Trail Blazer Great condition. New transmission. Low miles. 4WD. $4,799.00 Dan 508-641-6839

The Hills at Paxton Village is a brand new apartment community in a wooded, peaceful setting offering maintenance-free living to seniors* 62-years of age and older. Our pet friendly and smoke-free community offers (45) one-bedroom and (5) two-bedroom units, a community room and fitness center, walking trails and an exterior terrace with landscaped garden area. The Hills at Paxton Village offers seniors an active lifestyle, including access to area concerts, art exhibits and educational venues, while conveniently located near high-quality medical services. Don’t miss out on your chance to be part of this vibrant new community!

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe White, 93K miles. Cruise control, A/C, power, seat warmers, loaded. Recent new tires. All leather. Clean, well maintained. Asking $6700.00 508-8862370 2010 Subaru Forester 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5X Premium loaded, 4WD, Automatic, navigation, $8800, call or text for more details 508-687-0596.

AUTO/TRUCK 2000 Ford F150 Flareside Pickup Showroom condition inside and out. 100K miles. All power, needs nothing. $8500.00 Call 978-466-6043

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AUTOS 1976 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham Sedan. 79k miles. Grey exterior and interior. $6500.00 or B/O 774-242-2370 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6 cylinder gas. Very good cond. Runs exc. $3500.00 195k miles. Located in Sutton, MA 774-287-0777 1995 Lincoln Town Car White w/black roof. Interior black leather. Exc. cond. Moon roof. 108K miles. Asking $2000.00 508-842-8691

2002 Kia Sedona 160K miles. Moon roof, AC, power front seat. Runs well. $2,500.00. 978-400-6232

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45 LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES ADVERTISEMENT Worcester Housing Authority Fire Restoration The Worcester Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids for the Fire Restoration, 148-158 Constitution Avenue at MA 12-1 Great Brook Valley, Worcester, Massachusetts 01605 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 for the Worcester Housing Authority in Worcester, Massachusetts, in accordance with the documents prepared by Dixon Salo Architects, Inc. The Project consists of: Complete removal of truss roofing system, and tar and gravel sub roof, provide and install new truss and shingle roofs. The work is estimated to cost $178,000. This is a Davis Bacon Federal Wage Rate Project. Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J. General Bids will be received until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, December 10, 2013 publicly opened. DCAMM Certification: General Bidders shall be certified by the Division of Capital asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM in the following category of work: General Construction. DCAMM certified Filed Sub-bidders will be accepted for the trades listed below. Sub-Bids will be received until 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 26, 2013 and opened forthwith. SUBTRADES Section 07600, Roofing & Flashing All Bids should be delivered to: 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester MA 01605 and received no later than the date & time specified above. All Bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount (considering all alternates), and made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605, on November 13, 2013 after 9:00 am at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 There is a plan deposit of $50 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check, or money order. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $100 Contract Documents will not be mailed. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40 per set for UPS Ground (or $65 per set for UPS Overnight), payable to the Worcester Housing Authority, to cover mail handling costs. The Buildings will be available for inspection beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605. The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: F.W. Dodge, 34 Crosby Drive, suite 201, Bedford, MA, 01730 (860)-474-5387 Reed Construction Data, 30 Tech Pkwy South, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203) 426-0450) Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978) 499-9014 Worcester Housing Authority November 8, 2013 Arthur T. Sisko, Chairperson 11/14, 11/21/2013 WM TOWN OF SUTTON PLANNING BOARD & DEPARTMENT Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Section VI.I. of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw – Common Driveway Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Michael McGovern, 86 Putnam Hill Road, Sutton, MA for a Special Permit for two common driveways to serve 4 lots between 223 and 231 Manchaug Road. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room at the Town Hall on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 7:10 PM. A copy of the plans and application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Wayne Whittier, Chairman 11/14, 11/21/2013 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON Planning Board Public Hearing Notice December 16, 2013 7:30 p.m. Meeting Room 1 C In accordance with the provisions Section 5.7 (a) of the Sutton Earth Removal Bylaw before issuing a new permit, the Board shall hold a public hearing after giving at least fourteen days notice of the time and place thereof, such notice to be by advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the town and by certified mail, to all abutters as they appear upon the most recent tax list and to the Conservation Commissions of the Town of Sutton. Michael Trotto, Worcester Sand & Gravel, Sutton Map 6, Parcels 13, 14, 15 and 203 has applied for an earth removal permit renewal for the above-stated parcel of land. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room 1-C at Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA on Monday, December 16, 2013. A copy of the plan and application can be inspected in the Earth Removal office during normal office hours. Jon Anderson, Chair Planning Board 11/21/13 MS

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Planning Board Public Hearing Notice December 16, 2013 7:10 p.m. Meeting Room 1 C In accordance with the provisions Section 5.7 (a) of the Sutton Earth Removal Bylaw before issuing a new permit, the Board shall hold a public hearing after giving at least fourteen days notice of the time and place thereof, such notice to be by advertisement in a newspaper of general circulation in the town and by certified mail, to all abutters as they appear upon the most recent tax list and to the Conservation Commissions of the Town of Sutton. Mary Bedoian, 47 Hough Road, Map 51, Parcels 60 & 82 has applied for an earth removal permit renewal for the above-stated parcel of land. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room 1-C at Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA on Monday, December 16, 2013. A copy of the plan and application can be inspected in the Earth Removal office during normal office hours. Jon Anderson, Chair Planning Board 11/21/2013 MS

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COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS LAND COURT DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT ORDER OF NOTICE Case No. 13 MISC 479766 TO: Anthony P. Mattero a/k/a Anthony Mattero and to all persons entitled to the benefit of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. App. Section 501 et seq.: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Harborview 2006-14 claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage covering real property in Sutton, numbered 163 Armsby Road given by Anthony Mattero to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated October 6, 2006, and recorded in Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book: 39952, at Page: 259, 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 December 23, 2013 or you will be forever barred from claiming that you are entitled to the benefits of said Act. Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief Justice of this Court on November 8, 2013 Attest: Deborah J. Patterson Recorder A-4428459 11/21/2013

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Steve Butler, 51, a native of Toronto, Canada, works out of his garage. Now a resident of Uxbridge, Butler is a furniture maker and as of late, a television show host for “The Garage with Steve Butler.” The show’s purpose is to teach its audience how to build traditional furniture and objects without having all the best tools. Butler graduated from art school, worked as an industrial arts teacher, a woodworking department head at the Worcester Center for Crafts, then at The Peters Valley Craft Center in New Jersey. In 2009 he lost his job in New Jersey due to budget cuts and moved back to Massachusetts, leading him to where he is now: in the garage. You’re an artist and furniture maker; what’s your specialty? I refer to myself as a tinker. Furniture is my specialty but I’m just as happy making my picnic table as I am to fine contemporary furniture. Now, I would maybe take out the fine word. I just like tinkering, just like playing, making tables out of breadboxes or making classic furniture, as well. I have to do it. I get the hebe jebes if I don’t.

Tell us about your workshop. My workshop

is my single car garage attached to the house in Uxbridge. I used to, being a department head with the Craft Center, have great access to a great facility. A lot of the emphasis on my work was on design then and not the process. When I moved to Peters Valley Craft Center, they were out in the middle of nowhere. They don’t own the building so it was hard for them to get a lot of funding for new equipment. I walked into the wood studio; it was crude, bare bones. For the first six months I hardly made any work; I was used to having access to any tool or facility that I needed and then I didn’t. So I started to see my work in a different way and started doing almost the equivalent [to] dumpster diving for reclaimed furniture, it was more enjoyable. My space, from moving and losing a job had gotten smaller and smaller. It’s also gotten more conducive to the work I do now, in a weird way.

You’ve been a furniture maker for 20 years, how did you transition into TV host? I never

set out to be a TV host. I was sitting up late when we first moved, I couldn’t sleep because I needed a job, life worries sort of thing. When we have moved to a new place in the past I would pick up the local paper, watch the local channel to help settle into the area, see what’s out there. I saw an ad, create your own TV show, I think it was channel 11 Northbridge that I was watching

at that time. I’m making all these things in my sketchbook, because I have to. So I thought, well I’ll set up a camera. I had visions of a little camera on the bench while I’m working with the hopes that maybe someone watching will want to commission me to make their bookcases or something like that. Through my work as department head at the craft schools I was also teaching, so explaining my work or the process was pretty natural. In fact, I probably over-explained. Now we edit and just get to the point. The feedback has been great, you make people feel like anybody can do it, and that’s the premise.

Tell us about your show. It’s a woodworking

show called “The Garage with Steve Butler” because it’s filmed out of my garage. I was a little concerned it would sound too gear-head, no offense, you know a mechanic type thing, but it’s more the space, the garage. The shop is bare bones, like a lot of the viewer’s workshops. I don’t have all the bells and whistles, yet I demonstrate that you can make quality work, or just be creative. For someone who’s just getting into woodworking and doesn’t know what a router costs, they see this big intimidating piece, it’s expensive, and so they don’t try. We want them to try.

Where do you find inspiration for the show’s themes? I have enough sketches in my sketchbook from art school and from just life that we could probably film for 10 years. It’s always there. A musician is always writing lyrics, a poet is writing poems, an artist draws pictures. Not all of them would be conducive for the show; they might be too long or to complicated.

How many episodes have you made? What’s been your most memorable? We have 11

to date. We have a lost episode, the very first one… or the second one. The first

one was the bread side table. We try to have a funky one then a traditional one to appease everyone. Guys who really enjoy the technical aspects of woodworking and people who like to do a little more funky stuff with repurposed materials. The second episode was complicated; it had tapered joints and inlays. We were both new at it; I was probably over-explaining. We had so much footage, it would have taken Jeff about three years to edit. It took about a week to shoot, where now it takes about two days. So we just lost that. True story, cost us a week of our time. That was the learning curve right there.

Who is your audience? We’ve been getting emails and feedback from traditional to the hardcore tool-drool guys. I’ve had people come up to me in town and say, ‘you make it seem like anybody can do it.’ I had an old guy from North Carolina just recently email me about the episode where we made a cigar box guitar. He informed me that I wasn’t much of a blues guitar player but the show was really good. He kept me grounded. He was from Darby, North Carolina. I’ve had a person from Australia email. It’s been widespread and pretty cool. What do you need to know to produce your own show? Jeff Ellis produces the show,

he works at Hopedale Cable Access. He hadn’t really produced anything before we started. He brought a camera over and filmed me making a breadbox table. The first episodes are crude for both of us but it’s been a great learning curve. We started using multiple cameras. I would be talking and it’s the side of my head or I’m looking at the wrong camera. Where the hell do you want me to look? The show has come together since then and it looks nice and tidy, it’s worked out. I think that’s why it appeals to people because it is genuine. We

have incorporated questions into the later episodes. Jeff would ask me questions just like this. We now have a template where in the beginning we didn’t. We now have an interview and the snippets run through the show. It might be about my process, it might be about an ascetic. What is midcentury modern? We have a ton of outtakes too. I tend to curse and do a lot of things on camera that you’re not supposed to do; Jeff likes to sneak them in.

Do you market the program? Have you made any money? Not really because it’s on cable

access. You’re not allowed to solicit any product or sell anything even if you have a website. I do have a donate button because it costs about $500 each episode. The materials, the DVDs. There are 75 stations that don’t have that computer technology to download from media sharing sites. We market in a sense, the way I got it out to so many stations, I Googled them. That’s it, networking through the Internet. It’s a lost leader right now.

How many stations carry “The Garage with Steve Butler?” We’re on about 380 stations

right now. We’re in Anchorage, Alaska, we’re in two places in Hawaii, we’re in New Zealand, we’re almost in Europe on Sky Network, we just don’t have the technology right now to format it to their conversion thing.

Where do you see your show in five years?

Hopefully making some money, that sounds really greedy. I used to be a musician, I never aspired to be rich and famous, as long as I could live, doing my craft. That’s what I’d like to do. I’d like to give Jeff and myself a salary so we could do this full time. That would be great. -Steven King, photographer, writer NOVEMBER 21, 2013 • WORCESTERMAGAZINE.COM


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