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Council gives green light to slots agreement Walter Bird Jr.

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here were signs. There were people – well over 100 of them. There were passionate demonstration, factbased arguments and heartfelt pleas with city councilors not to take one more step toward bringing a slots parlor to Worcester. In the end, though, officials gave City Manager Mike O’Brien the goahead to negotiate a community host agreement with casino developer Neil Bluhm. On a 9-2 vote, roughly three hours after the first public testimony over a proposed $240 million slots development started in a standing-room-only council chambers – and only after each councilor took a turn addressing the controversial proposal by Bluhm’s Rush Street Gaming – the council offered its recommendation to negotiate the agreement. Once it is done, and depending on whether O’Brien tells them it is worth pursuing, councilors will then set a date for a citywide referendum. Before he brings an agreement to the council, however, O’Brien has been asked to provide, in less than 30 days, information on the potential economic, health and public safety impacts of a slots parlor. One of the biggest elephants in the room Tuesday night was where exactly councilors stand on whether a slots parlor belongs in Worcester. A couple – Sarai Rivera and Konnie Lukes, the two who voted against the host agreement – have already made their feelings clear. Most, however, have said it is up to the voters

to decide. On Tuesday, some councilors, including Mayor Joe Petty, said once they have more information, they will make their feelings crystal clear. “The question comes to, is this the right proposal for the city? I’ll be honest, I have no idea,” District 5 Councilor Bill Eddy says. “I have absolutely no idea because we haven’t seen a proposal. We will have the developer in (Wednesday night) to make a presentation. Won’t have Richard Friedman to talk about the hotel, but I expect we’ll have Mr. Friedman here soon to talk about the hotel. We need to get reports in the next 30 days to see what the impacts will be. When I have that information, I’ll be happy to take a position on this proposal, not about gaming, but about this proposal.” Bluhm was expected to unveil some of the specifics surrounding the proposed slots parlor at a joint meeting of the Economic Development and Public Safety committees Wednesday night. Friedman, a hotel developer who is pitching plans for a full-service hotel somewhere in Worcester, was not scheduled to attend. “If we get reports that say this is a good project and the manager says this is a project worth going ahead with, we owe it to residents to put it before them,” says Eddy. “For us to stop it [Tuesday night], would not be due diligence for this body. We owe it to the people who elected us to at least hear the proposal.” So far, the only meetings Bluhm has held were brief, one-on-one discussions with councilors in the mayor’s office. “I think it’s incredibly important that

the people are informed on both sides, the pluses and the minuses,” At-Large Councilor Kate Toomey says. “I did put in some calls to the folks down in Newport, Rhode Island where they recently had a slot parlor opened. I will be going down to one of the facilities Rush Gaming has, because that’s what people expect. I will then take my information and go to the polls, but I do believe this is a public process. I must step back and say I need all the information before we make a decision.” More than three dozen people addressed councilors before the vote, many receiving loud cheers, standing ovations and hollers of support. Those who did not speak sat or stood in the audience holding signs that read “Vote No Slots.” An opposition group with that name recently formed to try to convince people not to support the slots parlor. On a night when people wanted to know how their elected officials felt about the proposal, two state lawmakers came out in opposition. State Sen. Harriette Chandler signaled her concern and newly-elected state Rep. Mary Keefe, in a statement read by legislative aide Moses Dixon, urged the council to vote against the agreement. Also coming out for the first time publicly against the proposal was the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, in a statement made by President and CEO Dick Kennedy. Not everyone is against the move, however, including Juan Gomez, who heads up Centro Las Americas. He pointed out that at a time when many unemployed

people he serves are being accused of taking from the government, this is an opportunity for jobs many of them would want. “The fact is there will be a slot parlor in Massachusetts. It may as well be in Worcester,” says Gomez. “The hundreds of people who come to Centro Las Americas every day looking for a job, if they found a job for $10 an hour, $15 an hour, $20 an hour they would take it today. Everyone talks about the takers. Those people are the ones who would take the jobs.” Addressing opponents, he encouraged them to “do your jobs defeating the question, but if the question wins at least we’ll have a good deal.” Chandler, who voted in favor of expanded gaming in the state, says she only reluctantly signed onto the bill that had a slots parlor in it. Unlike resort casinos, she says, slot parlors are not destinations. “Locating a slots-only parlor in an urban city...practically ensures it will be a facility that draws customers heavily from nearby populations,” Chandler says. “Before mentioning social costs, one thing becomes clear: They aren’t spending disposable income at local businesses. People will most likely eat and drink right on site. I don’t believe slot parlor customers are going to take a break from slot machines and take in a show at Hanover Theatre a block away. A slots parlor is bad for our citizens, it is bad for continued on page 8

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Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo named chair of the National Review Board established by US Bishops in 2002 to help prevent sexual abuse of minors. The news was announced on carndinalnewmansociety. org. +3

Marc Horne named City Hall Employee of Month for April. Horne is staff assistant III for the Housing Division of Economic Development. +1

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Worcester sees a rash of violence in just one morning, two days after Boston Marathon tragedy. In one instance, a store clerk is shot. - 5

Jim Baum, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), has been appointed to the Board of Directors for EnerNOC, an energy intelligence software provider, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). +1

US Airlines waives fees for fliers affected by the Boston Marathon terrorist attack. +2

Front sidewalk and gathering area of City Hall closed temporarily recently for safety reasons: a loosefitting clock hand on the Main Street side of the building. No injuries, just some inconvenience. -1

UMass Memorial joins the Chandler Street Business Association. +1

Abby’s House hosts kick-off party for its new Buy-A-Bed fund-raising campaign. +3


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s the third largest coal producing city in China, Datong may seem to be an unlikely host city for an event that judges sustainability and energy efficiency. But — the 2013 Solar Decathlon China (SDC) will be held in Datong on Aug. 3, and more importantly, WPI will be entering the competition with the firstever solar house built in the United States, the Solatrium. WPI’s team BEMANY (for Belgium, Massachusetts, and New York) is a group of students and faculty from the Universiteit Ghent in Belgium, The Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and WPI that will compete alongside 22 other teams at the SDC. The Solatrium, a nearly 1,500-squarefoot, net-zero house made up of 40 12-kilowatt photovoltaic solar panels

and composite materials was formally revealed, appropriately, on Earth Day, Monday, April 22 to a crowd of hundreds of WPI and Worcester city officials. The three-bedroom, one kitchen, one bathroom house uses new sustainable technologies aiming to meet the 10 judged and measured criterion of the Solar Decathlon including architecture, affordability, livability, energy efficiency, sustainability, temperature, and even thematic elements. Ten students from WPI, five from NYUPoly, and four from Belgium University worked with three project leaders: Ghent University’s Steven Van Dessel, WPI’s Tahar El-Korchi, and NYU-Poly’s Masoud Ghandehari for a total of nine weeks. Van Dessel says, “This is my second house like this that I have built, and I am completely confident in what we have built. This one is bigger, has more glass, is totally solar powered, and has a great looking

interior.� The atrium portion of the Solatrium is a separate piece of the house that was built with the help of several Worcester Technical High School students. The Solatrium is funded in part by more than 50 sponsors including National Grid, General Electric, Saint-Gobain, Siemens AG, Flexcor, CDM Smith, Suffolk Construction, and Mass Clean Energy Center. The SDC was given breath on January 18, 2011 when a memorandum was signed between the Government of the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America with “a common goal in fostering sustainable economic and social development while encouraging the use of renewable energy sources and recognize that solar energy development and use is an important part of their collaboration.� Being hosted by United States Department of Energy (DOE) and

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), this will be the inaugural year that the Solar Decathlon is held in China. Chinese sponsors include the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing and UrbanRural Development, All-China Students Federation Secretariat and Peking University. WPI President Dennis Berkey opened the evening by saying, “In higher education, we always promote innovation, collaboration, imagination. This Solatrium project is the maximum intensity of all these characteristics and the character of Worcester is all about partnership and community. It’s great to have all those who believe in teaching and learning about the sustainability of our planet.� WPI professor and head of WPI’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering department, El-Korchi (who continued on page 8

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we’re talking about is a plan we do not need. Worcester deserves better.” One resident, Doug McAllister, cautioned officials to avoid what has happened in Atlantic City, where he says many senior citizens lost their homes because they could no longer afford to keep up their homes after a casino was built. “I see that happening here in Worcester,” McAllister says. “I hope it won’t, but I would like you to look very seriously at voting on a slot parlor.” Also last night, officials tackled the issue of an email sent out by the mayor’s office two weeks ago saying that 10 councilors had signed onto an order to negotiate with a slots developer. A handful of Open Meeting Law complaints were filed as a result, including one from Worcester Mag. Petty says City Solicitor David Moore and the city’s Rules Committee will review the matter. “There was no dialogue or discussion on this issue,” says Petty, who was out of the country and in Ireland at the time of the email. “Calls were made just to ask to sign on to the order, which is a common occurrence, from prior mayors. I can’t speak to why people chose to sign on, but they chose to sign on. Maybe the wording of the press release could be worded differently, but there was no intent to violate the Open Meeting Law.”

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was referred to as the “high priest” of the project by Berkey) served as the evening’s emcee. El-Korchi began his remarks by exclaiming “We’re going to China!” He then went on to say that planning for and building the house was an “incredible” journey that started less than two years ago. “Along with the Department of Energy, we are trying to advance the solar-powered home,” says El-Korchi. National Grid Community and Customer Service Manager Kevin Shaughnessy calls the collaboration a “catalyst of change” between WPI, City Manager Michael O’Brien and the city’s surrounding local businesses and organizations. “This is an example of inclusion and collaboration and we are setting the path for the next generation of technical leaders.” In lieu of a Washington D.C.-bound Jim McGovern, district press secretary Scott Zoback praised WPI’s efforts by calling this a “proper send off for a house that portrays the world leadership of Worcester. This is going to train and lead people for jobs in the industry for the jobs of tomorrow.” Class of 2014 WPI Student Yunqui Sun will be representing team BEMANY as a student and as an English-Chinese translator. She calls the competition “very exciting,” and says, “everyone on the

team has worked really hard. I think it will be great to spread awareness for the importance of solar energy, especially in a place that uses coal as its primary form of energy, Datong is trying so hard to become more sustainable, and I hope that our house helps open some eyes.” On May 7, Siemens AG will be helping the team disassemble and ship the house to China. The parts are expected to arrive in China by the middle of July. After that, 30 to 40 faculty, staff and volunteers will help to reconstruct the house for the competition that starts on Aug. 3 and ends on Aug. 13. Five Worcester Tech students ranging from ninth to eleventh grade and two faculty volunteers will also be traveling to China to accompany the team.

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THE RIGHT DIRECTION: The city’s Abandoned Vehicle Removal Program (AVRP) celebrated its 10th anniversary in April and officials are touting a dramatic decrease in the number of vehicles tagged since the program’s first full fiscal year, 2004. Officials tagged 2,428 cars that year. In fiscal 2012 that number was 224. Public Works and Parks Commissioner Bob Moylan also cites the decline in the number of vehicles that have been towed. In 2004, the city towed 45.1 percent of the vehicles that were tagged. In fiscal 2012, the percentage dropped to 20.1 percent. “When DPW&P first took on the responsibility for dealing with abandoned vehicles early in 2003 the city streets were littered with a wide variety of wrecked and unregistered abandoned vehicles,” Moylan says. “Aggressive and unselfish teamwork over the first few years of the program allowed us to deal quickly with the backlog of reported abandoned vehicles.” Financially, the city has collected $552,391 through April in fines and fees since the program started in April 2003. In addition, Standard Auto Wrecking Inc. has paid the city $58,837. The total revenue has been $611,228. Minus direct costs of $129,389, the program has yielded a profit of $481,839.

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POWER PLAY: City Manager Mike O’Brien is putting $500,000 toward the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) so it can hire a consultant to draft and develop an urban renewal plan and program. “The WRA is a strong ally for the city in its efforts to grow the Worcester economy and revitalize its historical commercial centers,” O’Brien says. “The city’s proposal to fund the WRA to secure professional services and hire needed staff will ensure that the WRA is a powerful tool in our ongoing efforts.” As O’Brien describes it, the WRA is responsible for urban renewal planning, land acquisition, business relocation, demolition of obsolete structures, site testing and preparing and public improvements. Current members include Chairman Robert Diaz, Vice Chairman and former state Rep. Vincent Pedone, Secretary Steven Rothschild, John Donahue Jr. and Robert Thomas.

MR. ROBOTO: Students from Worcester Technical High School’s robotics team, TechKnow Commandos, won the VEX National Robotics Championship in Anaheim, Calif. The competition featured 420 high school teams from 23 countries. The team, featuring city’s Jason McKinney, city’s Natalie Correa, city’s Jake Richard, city’s Greg Carlson and city’s Kahlan Cardin, won its division championship, went on to beat the other five division champs, and in the final competition won the high school team championship. The team received donations from city’s Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), city’s National Grid and city’s Metso Automation, and support from City Manager city’s Mike O’Brien, city’s Quinsigamond Community College and EMC to make the trip to California.

A SONG AND DANCE: JetBlue likes to crow about its free, in-flight entertainment, but it’s in tune with what passengers want before they even get on an airplane. Passengers at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) will literally be getting music to their ears with a special pre-flight performance by Emeli Sande, who will sing at Terminal 5 (T5) on Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m. The breakthrough artist will sing for ticketcarrying customers and a few lucky contest winners. Hey, Dave Barger! Might we suggest you hit up the local Worcester music scene for some pre-flight performances when your planes start flying out of Worcester Regional Airport in November? Check out the Dive Bar and don’t forget The Lucky Dog. TAKE IT BACK: The Division of Public Health holds its sixth Prescription Take Back Day on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Worcester Senior Center, an effort Acting Public Health Commissioner Michael Hirsh says is a priority under the city’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). During the take-back, all unwanted, unused or expired prescription and/or over-the-counter medications can be brought to the Senior Center. They will, in turn, be brought to a designated State Police barracks for disposal. Last September, approximately 60 pounds of medication were collected. In addition, West Boylston police and the town’s Board of Health will unveil their new prescription drug collection kiosk, which will be open 24 hours a day.

PIPE DOWN: Massachusetts Materials Research has determined that the citywide shutdown of the water system last November resulted from two factors that affected a 30inch cast iron pipe. Shifting soils and the difference in the coefficient of thermal expansions of the sealant and the pipe and, perhaps, a drop in water temperature were the culprits, according to Public Works and Parks Commissioner Bob Moylan. Future steps to avoid a repeat of the “near catastrophic failure” of the pipe will include the rehabilitation of approximately 17,000 feet of 48-inch, 42-inch and 40-inch transmission mains originating from Olean Street pump station to Park Ave., along with corresponding gate valves, according to Moylan.

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CLARK PERFORMS

Hip Hop Collabo, Clark’s student-run dance group that draws inspiration from hip hop, rhythm and blues, pop, house and international music, celebrates the group’s 10-year anniversary on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 with performances at Atwood Hall on campus. The show will also feature performances by Juru Zen, slam poet Abby Petkov and the dance club at University Park Campus School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., performances begin at 7 p.m. each night. Performances of the William Shakespeare play “The Tempest” will take the stage in Michelson Theater in the Little Center at Clark University on Thursday, April 25, Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Directed by Danny Balel, Clark alum, the play tells the story of the Duke of Milan plotting to restore his daughter to her “rightful place.” He conjures up a storm to lure his brother and the King of Naples to a remote island where his machinations bring about the revelation of low nature, redemption and marriage. Tickets are $5 or free for students with Clark ID. Clark University, 950 Main St. clarku.edu.

LEARN TO RIDE FOR LOCAL CHILDREN

Children and families are welcome to join a free “Learn to Ride” program at Worcester State University on Saturday, April 27. The Occupational Therapy Department will offer two one-hour sessions from 9-10 a.m. and 10:15-11:15 a.m. that will teach children how to ride a bicycle in a safe, supervised environment. Also, during the event, WSU Occupational Therapy undergraduate students will provide children ages 6-10 of the Worcester-area with assessment on motor control and physical challenges. The clinic provides individualized attention they may not otherwise receive and gives the WSU students an opportunity to utilize their skills and knowledge outside of the classroom. WSU, in front of the Ghosh Center for Science and Technology Center, 486 Chandler St. worcester.edu.

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Worcester leaders should approve slots

Of Bombs and F-Bombs T Janice Harvey

he school vacation of April 2013 will go down in the record books as the most stressful non-vacation in the history of school vacations, if any such record books exist. If we thought it would be a deserved break from the endless winter and a “welcome springtime” moment, we caught an ice-cold bucket of water in the kisser on Marathon Monday. In an instant, we were reminded that we are not infallible, that Americans are as vulnerable to evil as any other human beings on earth. And once again, whether we paused to recognize it or not, we were given a taste of the chaos, suffering and agony citizens around the world endure daily. The sand shifted under our feet when Boylston Street was bombed; but in faraway war-torn cities like Beirut, where the McDonald’s is encased in concrete barriers, it would likely be considered just another Monday. Keeping that in mind should cause us to rein in our chestthumping rhetoric. But it won’t. Not that Boston hasn’t earned the right to crow about its law enforcement, or its resiliency and gutsy determination to return to normal — check that — to return bigger and better than normal. It’s the way Bostonians sometimes do their crowing that is pause for concern. It occurred to me as I read the umpteenth Facebook meme boasting “It Took 3,000 Days to Capture Bin Laden — and 4 Days for Boston to Catch the Marathon Bombers” that this is the stuff that enflames those who are something less than in love with America. Don’t get me wrong — I whooped it up in my living room when the tarp was pulled off the boat, revealing that a bloodied Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was still breathing. As much as the next guy, I want him to stand trial for his crimes. But I worry that there are other Dzhokhars out there, dancing that fine line between sympathy and solidarity. Who’s to say what will trigger in a person that deadly change from docile to dangerous? And one might take issue with the silly rhetoric of such memes — that Bin Laden

Only in Worcester could our political and religious leaders join forces in a campaign to outlaw a previously endorsed fun project for us citizens. Gambling, a former favorite buddy, has become a target for them. What is was not in the US; that he had at his disposal the biggest gambling business in our commonwealth? THE STATE LOTTERY untold millions, and so, had no need to hijack COMMISSION has thousands of outlets and millions of clients. Do our political cars and steal ATM cards. leaders refuse the millions returned by this endeavor to the towns and cities? Entering Fenway to the cheers of thousands, But, we don’t want more money from slot machines. Is Bingo gambling? Some David “Big Papi” Ortiz flexed his muscles and church leaders are willing to accept money from this form of gambling but unleashed his bad-boy tongue by declaring won’t allow citizens to enjoy the fun of playing slot machines at a casino. Have Boston “our fucking city.” In living rooms across these leaders ever seen the joy and happiness of a winner when the bells and the nation, kids looked at their moms, granddads whistles go off? How many of us have taken the tickets booklets from our son’s or looked at their grandkids and everyone muttered: daughter’s school or sports club to sell to friends or coworkers? “Take a chance to “Did he just say that?” win,” we tell them. Perhaps there may be a better location for the proposed casino, Now I’m no prude, though I was called but some of these leaders will attack any proposed site. The fact that many more a “fuddy duddy” for wincing at Papi’s blue jobs will be available is not important to them. The added tax from what is now language. It so happens that I have been vacant land is not important. Polls show citizens are in favor of staying home known to cram more f-bombs into a declarative rather than having to drive to surrounding states for a little fun. I thought we sentence than a truck driver who ran over his chose our leaders to follow our wishes. own foot. No pirate can beat me at turning the f-bomb into the all-purpose word — it’s an B OB H AG E A R T Y adjective! It’s a verb! It’s a noun! Every January Worcester 1 I add it to the list of things I will change about myself in the coming year — right below losing the same 12 pounds I’ve been threatening to By Paul Bobkowski lose for 12 years, I write the words “stop using the f-bomb.” This resolution usually flies out the window before the ink dries, especially if the pen I’m using runs out of ink. When I was a kid, it was the ultimate swear word. You could whisper every other naughty curse you ever heard your dad howl after stubbing his toe or opening a bill, but the f-bomb was different. The f-bomb was taboo. And despite the fact that every other comedian — including that wax figure formerly known as Joan Rivers — drops the word as liberally as if they were sprinkling salt on popcorn, I still maintain that there’s a time and a place for the beloved eff, and a ballpark filled with 37,000 men, women and children paying tribute to bombing victims and thanking law enforcement is neither the place nor the time. The FCC, the MLB and every Beantown barstool warmer disagrees with me on this one, but I believe we can mourn the loss of four innocent lives and keep in our thought the 180 injured and maimed and still maintain some dignity and humility. That said — PLAY BALL!

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Beer Selection

Bagels

Second: Brew City 104 Shrewsbury St. 508-752-3862 brew-city.com

FIRST: BAGEL TIME 194B Park Ave. 508-798-0440 bageltimeusa.com

Breakfast FIRST: LOU ROC’S DINER 1074 W. Boylston St. 508-852-6888 facebook.com/pages/Lou-Rocs-Diner/158254250900240

Second: Bagel Inn 785 Main St., Holden 508-829-3550 thebagelinn.net

Bakery FIRST: THE CROWN BAKERY & CAFE 133 Gold Star Blvd. 508-852-0746 thecrownbakery.com

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Burrito FIRST: MOE’S SOUTHWEST GRILL 3 Stafford St. 508-459-6060 moes.com

Second: On the Rise 1120 Pleasant St. 508-752-3809 ontherisebaking.com

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{ bestof } Dawn Powell, a waitress at Lou Roc’s Diner — Best Breakfast winner, with french toast. PHOTO/STEVEN KING

BYOB FIRST: TORTILLA SAM’S 107 Highland St. 508-756-7267 facebook.com/pages/Tortilla-Sams/102322359807591

Second: Struck Catering 130 Hamilton St. 508-755-5953 struckcatering.com

Cheeseburgers

Second: Caffé Espresso Trattoria 395 Chandler St. 508-767-1818 ctrattoria.com

FIRST: RALPH’S DINER 148 Grove St. 508-753.-9543 ralphsrockdiner.com

Café

Second: Annie’s Clark Brunch 934 Main St. 508-756-1550 facebook.com/pages/Annies-Clark-Brunch/12309532059

FIRST: NU CAFÉ 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 nucafe.com

Wings

Second: Bean Counter Bakery 113 Highland St., 508-754-3125 288 Boston Tnpk., Shrewsbury, 508-754-0505 beancounterbakery.com

FIRST: WINGS OVER WORCESTER 1 Kelley Sq. 508-421-9464 wingsover.com

Catering Service

Second: Wing It Up 591 Park Ave. 508-755-9464 wingitupworcester.com

FIRST: PEPPER’S FINE CATERING 43 Hudson St., Northborough 508-393-6844 pepperscatering.com

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BBQ

Cocktails FIRST: ARMSBY ABBEY 144 Main St. 508-795-1012 armsbyabbey.com

FIRST: SMOKESTACK URBAN BARBECUE 139 Green St. 508-363-1111 bbqstack.com

Second: The Citizen Wine Bar 120 Commercial St. 508-459-9090 thecitizenwinebar.com

Second: B.T.’s Smokehouse 392 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3188 btsmokehouse.com

Coffee

Ribs

FIRST: BEAN COUNTER BAKERY 113 Highland St., 508-754-3125 288 Boston Tnpk., Shrewsbury, 508-754-0505 beancounterbakery.com

FIRST: SMOKESTACK URBAN BARBECUE 139 Green St. 508-363-1111 bbqstack.com

Second: In-House Coffee 225 Shrewsbury St. 508-363-1212 inhousecoffeeusa.com

Second: B.T.’s Smokehouse 392 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3188 btsmokehouse.com

Grinders

Cupcakes

FIRST: REGATTA DELI 28 Lake Ave., 508-756-6916 3A Colonial Dr., Westborough, 508-366-8958 regatadeli.com

FIRST: SWEET WORCESTER BAKERY & BAR 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-373-2248 sweetworcester.com

Second: Steve’s Pizza 341 W. Boylston St., West Boylston 508-853-6526 facebook.com/pages/Steves-Pizza/35333194034

Second: The Queen’s Cups 283 Millbury Ave., Millbury 508-762-9254 thequeenscups.com

Sweet — winner of best Cupcake. PHOTO/STEVEN KING

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Desserts

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FIRST: SWEET WORCESTER BAKERY & BAR 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-373-2248, sweetworcester.com

FIRST: MEOLA’S WAYSIDE ICE CREAM 165 W. Boylston St., West Boylston, 508-835-9747 facebook.com/pages/Meolas-Ice-Cream.../197273536966445

Second: Wholly Cannoli 490 Grafton St. 508-753-0224 whollycannoli.com

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Diner FIRST: PARKWAY 148 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-9968 Second: Boulevard Diner 155 Shrewsbury St. 508-791-4535 boulevarddiner.com

French Fries FIRST: B.T.’S SMOKEHOUSE 392 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3188 btsmokehouse.com Second: The Boynton 117 Highland St. 508-756-8458 boyntonrestaurant.com

Frozen Yogurt FIRST: WOOBERRY FROZEN YOGURT 141 Highland St. 508-459-2311 wooberryyogurt.com Second: YoWay 395 Park Ave. 508-491-0611 yowayworcester.com

Hot Dogs FIRST: GEORGE’S CONEY ISLAND LUNCH 158 Southbridge St. 508-753-4362 coneyislandlunch.com Second: Hot Dog Annie’s 244 Paxton St., Leicester 508-892-9059 facebook.com/pages/Hot-Dog-Annies/117813388255225

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Sushi FIRST: BABA SUSHI 309 Park Ave. 508-752-8822 babasushi.com Second: Haiku 258 Park Ave. 508-459-3033 haikusushi.com

Sunday Brunch FIRST: ARMSBY ABBEY 144 Main St. 508-795-1012 armsbyabbey.com

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Second: Maxwell Silverman’s Toolhouse 25 Union St. 508-755-0761 maxwellmaxine.com

Dining bang for the buck FIRST: ANNIE’S CLARK BRUNCH 934 Main St. 508-756-1550 facebook.com/pages/Annies-Clark-Brunch/12309532059 Second: Finders/Keepers Pubs 171 W. Boylston St., West Boylston 508-835-3707 finderspubs.com

High-heeled dinner date FIRST: 111 CHOP HOUSE 111 Shrewsbury St. 508-799-4111 111chophouse.com

Second: VIA Italian Table 89 Shrewsbury St. 508-754-4842 viaitaliantable.com

Kid-friendly FIRST: THE BOYNTON 117 Highland St. 508-756-8458 boyntonrestaurant.com Second: O’Connor’s Restaurant & Bar 1160 W. Boylston St. 508-853-0789 oconnorsrestaurant.com

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Second: O’Connor’s Restaurant 1160 W. Boylston St. 508-853-0789 oconnorsrestaurant.com

Second: The Boynton 117 Highland St. 508-756-8458 boyntonrestaurant.com

New Restaurant

Pizza Joint

FIRST: 7 NANA STEAKHOUSE 60 Shrewsbury St. 508-755-8888 7nanasteakhouseworcester.com

FIRST: CORNER GRILLE 806 Pleasant St. 508-754-8884 cornergrille.com

Second: 2ovens 84 Boston Tnpk., Shrewsbury 774-670-5785 2ovens.com

Second: Blue Jeans 270 Park Ave. 508-753-3777 bluejeanspizza.com

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FIRST: BABA SUSHI 309 Park Ave. 508-752-8822 babasushi.com

FIRST: B.T.’S SMOKEHOUSE 392 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3188 btsmokehouse.com

Second: Sweet Worcester Bakery & Bar 305 Shrewsbury St. 508-373-2248 sweetworcester.com

Restaurant to bring your parents to FIRST: SOLE PROPRIETOR 118 Highland St. 508-798-3474 thesole.com

BBQ FIRST: SMOKESTACK URBAN BARBECUE 139 Green St. 508-363-1111 bbqstack.com Second: B.T.’s Smokehouse 392 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3188 btsmokehouse.com

Second: O’Connor’s Restaurant 1160 W. Boylston St. 508-853-0789 oconnorsrestaurant.com

Chinese

Restaurant

FIRST: NANCY CHANG 372 Chandler St. 508-752-8899 nancychang.com

FIRST: ARMSBY ABBEY 144 Main St. 508-795-1012 armsbyabbey.com

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Second: Yong Shing 90 Auburn St., Auburn 508-832-0622 yongshing.com

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Indian FIRST: SURYA 299 Shrewsbury St. 508-752-3700 Second: India Café 84 Boston Tnpk. (Rt. 9) 508-754-2200 indiacafeonline.com

Italian FIRST: VIA ITALIAN TABLE 89 Shrewsbury St. 508-754-4842 viaitaliantable.com Second: Dino’s Ristorante 13 Lord St. 508-753-9978 dineatdinos.com

Latin/South American FIRST: BOCADO TAPAS WINE BAR & RESTAURANT 82 Winter St. 508-797-1011 bocadotapasbar.com continued on page 24

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Second: Pampas Churrascaria 145 E. Central St. 508-757-1070

Mexican FIRST: MEZCAL 166 Shrewsbury St. 508-926-8307 mezcalcantina.com

Second: Plaza Azteca 539 Lincoln St. 508-853-3536 plazaaztecanewengland.com

Middle Eastern FIRST: EL BASHA 256 Park Ave., 508-795-0222 424 Belmont St., 508-797-0884 elbasharestaurant.com Second: Shiraz Armenian Cuisine 259 Park Ave. 508-767-1639 facebook.com/pages/Shiraz-Armenian-CuisineInc/120398454642816

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FIRST: SALTY DOG 1 Kelley Square 508-752-6600 saltydogsaloon.net/worcester

Second: Coral Seafood 225 Shrewsbury St. 508-755-8331 coralseafood.com

Second: Hotel Vernon 16 Kelley Square 508-363-3507 facebook.com/pages/Hotel-Vernon/43317737201

Vegetarian/Vegan

Neighborhood Bar

FIRST: EVO 234 Chandler St. 508-459-4240 evodining.com

FIRST: THE BOYNTON 117 Highland St. 508-756-8458 boyntonrestaurant.com

Second: Belmont Vegetarian Restaurant 157 Belmont St. 508-798-8898 belmontvegetarian.com

Second: Vincent’s 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439 facebook.com/pages/Vincents/113942568662793

Bar Ambiance

Sports Bar

FIRST: THE DIVE BAR 34 Green St. 508-752-5802 thedivebarworcester.com

FIRST: PERFECT GAME 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 perfectgameworcester.com

Second: Nick’s Bar 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030 nicksworcester.com

Second: The Banner 112 Green St. 508-755-0879 thebannerbar.com

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FIRST: THE SOLE PROPRIETOR 118 Highland St. 508-798-3474 thesole.com

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From Child’s Toys to the Avant-Garde

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{ bestof } CITY LIFE Annual Festival

Second: ArtsWorcester 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 artsworcester.org

Dance Club

FIRST: START ON THE STREET stART on the Street: Canal District Spring Edition: June 2 stART on the Street: Fall Edition: September 15 stART at the Station: December 8 startonthestreet.org

FIRST: CLUB MAXINE AT MAXWELL SILVERMAN’S TOOLHOUSE 25 Union St. 508-755-0761, 508-755-1200 maxwellmaxine.com

Second: Greek Festival: June

Second: Boiler Room 70 Winter St. 508-796-5165 boilerroomclub.com

Bowling Ally FIRST: COLONIAL BOWLING CENTER 248 Mill St., 508-754-7645

Family Fun Destination

Second: AMF Auburn Lanes 101 Southbridge St. 508-791-5700 amf.com/auburnlanes

FIRST: ECOTARIUM 222 Harrington Way 508-929-2700 ecotarium.org

Cutting-edge Gallery FIRST: DZIAN 1245 Worcester St., Natick (formerly on Water Street, Worcester) 508-655-6522 dzian.net

Second: That’s Entertainment! 244 Park Ave. 508-755-4207 thatse.com

Nicole Apostola blogging from the Paris of the Eighties Cafe. PHOTO/STEVEN KING

YOUR SEARCH FOR A GREAT DOCTOR IS OVER. We are welcoming new patients in our Worcester offices. If you are looking for a new personal physician, visit reliantmedicalgroup.org to “meet” Dr. Sidhu, Dr. Parikh, Dr. Sachdev and Dr. Kadirvelu, all of whom are eager to ensure that you get the highest-quality, most responsive health care possible. To schedule an appointment, call (877) 221-8500. Reliant Medical Group accepts most health insurance plans. reliantmedicalgroup.org AMANJOT SIDHU, MD

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Plantation Street Family Practice* medical school: Ross University internship/residency: UMass Memorial Medical Center *Only sees patients over 18.

North Lake Avenue Internal Medicine medical school: Government Medical College internship/residency: Saint Vincent Hospital

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SUDARSHAN KADIRVELU, MD Plantation Street Family Practice* medical school: Sri Ramachandra Medical College internship/residency: University of North Dakota, Minot Center for Family Medicine *Only sees patients over 18.


{ bestof } Best place for a Thanksgiving-Eve reunion FIRST: THE BOYNTON 117 Highland St. 508-756-8458 boyntonrestaurant.com

Second: O’Connor’s Restaurant 1160 West Boylston St. 508-853-0789 oconnorsrestaurant.com continued on page 31

Students use free wifi at NU Cafe. PHOTO/COREY OLIVIER

Tower Tower Hill Hill Botanic Botanic Garden, Garden, Ever Ever Extraordinary Extraordinary

Featuring Weddings & Private Functions

Contact the Facilities Coordinator, PrivateEvents@TowerHillbg.org for Details!

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Second: The Poet’s Asylum WCUW Front Room, 910 Main St. Sundays at 7 p.m. worcesterpoetsasylum.wordpress.com

College FIRST: WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY 486 Chandler St. 508-929-8000 worcester.edu

Golf Course FIRST: GREENHILL GOLF COURSE 1929 Skyline Dr. 508-799-1359 greenhillgc.com

Second: Clark University 950 Main St., 508-793-7711 clarku.edu FIRST: NICOLECOMMAWOO.WORDPRESS.COM

Second: Wachusett Country Club 187 Prospect St., West Boylston 508-835-4484 wachusettcc.com

Second: worcestermag.com/blogs/dailyworcesteria

Live Music Venue

Local Blog

News (radio or TV) FIRST: WTAG 580 AM, 94.9 FM wtag.com 508-795-0580

Poetry Series FIRST: DIRTY GERUND Ralph’s Diner, 148 Grove St. Mondays at 9 p.m. 508-753-9543 dirtygerund.com

$50 OFF any Tattoo of $250 or more

FIRST: LUCKY DOG MUSIC HALL 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 theluckydogmusichall.com Second: The Palladium 261 Main St. 508-797-9696 thepalladium.net

Second: Fox 25 myfoxboston.com

Piercing Emporium & Tattoo

Live Theater FIRST: THE HANOVER THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 2 Southbridge St. 508-831-0800 thehanovertheatre.org continued on page 32

400 Shrewsbury St. Worcester 508-754-0564 piercingemporium.com

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Second: Worcester County Light Opera Company 21 Grand View Ave. 508-753-4383 wcloc.org

Museum FIRST: WORCESTER ART MUSEUM 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 worcesterart.org Second: Higgins Armory 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 higgins.org

Radio Station FIRST: WTAG, 580 AM, 94.9 FM 508-795-0580 wtag.com Second: WXLO, 104.5 FM 508-373-1045 wxlo.com

Wedding Venue FIRST: TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN 11 French Dr., Boylston 508-869-6111 towerhillbg.org Second: Mechanics Hall 321 Main St. 508-752-5608 mechanicshall.org

Free Wi-Fi FIRST: NU CAFE 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 nucafe.com

Second: WooBerry Frozen Yogurt 141 Highland St. 508-459-2311 wooberryyogurt.com Best Radio Station and Best news (radio or TV) goes to WTAG. PHOTO/STEVEN KING

D’Errico’s Market Now Makes Grinders! $5.00 - Made FRESH to Order Italian Club, Turkey Club or Our Own Cooked Roast Beef Served on Freshly Baked Italian Bread or on a French Roll 32

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RETAIL Bank FIRST: COMMERCE BANK 11 Park Ave., 508-797-6970 993 Grafton St., 508-797-6956 560 Park Ave., 508-797-6925 bankatcommerce.com

Second: BayState Savings Bank 378 Burncoat St., 508-890-8920 275 Mill St., 508-890-8940 799 Grafton St., 508-890-9620 2 Eastern Ave., 508-890-9600 628 Main St., Holden, 508-890-8960 123 Auburn St., Auburn, 508-890-8980 baystatesavingsbank.com

Barber Shop FIRST: THE SPORTS CLIP 118 Elm St. #3, Millbury 508-865-2047 www.facebook.com/pages/Sports-Clip/190342444327410 Second: Justin’s Barbershop 750 Grafton St. 508-752-0191 www.facebook.com/justinsbarbershopworcester.ma

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THE BEST SPOT TO WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE TEAMS! YOUR PERFECT PLACE FOR ANY PRIVATE EVENT OR BUSINESS FUNCTION IN OUR NEW FUNCTION SPACE! FULL CATERING AVAILABLE!

Monday & Tuesday Nights $4.99 Burger or $6.99 Burger with 20 oz. Miller Lite Draft Wednesdays Trivia Night Thursdays Karaoke with DJ Sirch Friday Nights DJ ONE3 Saturday Nights DJ Reckless Sunday Nights Open Mic Nite with Bill McCarthy

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An innovative approach to LD education in a classic New England boarding school environment.

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Bicycle Shop

Creme Anglaise • Individual Pecan Tarts Chocolate Truffle Tarts • Pear Frangipane Tarts Apricot Almond Tarts • Creme Brulee Fruit Tarts Desserts in a Glass French Macarons Have Lunch in our Cafe: Free Dessert w/ Every Sandwich

Wedding Cake Specialists Free Cake Tastings

FIRST: BICYCLE ALLY 1067 Main St. 508-752-2230 bikealley.com

Second: Barney’s Bicycle 582 Park Ave. 508-799-2453 barneysbicycle.com

Butcher Shop FIRST: EMERALD MEATS 347 Chandler St. 508-756-2700 emeraldmeats.com Second: Fairway Beef 48 Grafton St. 508-756-8808 fairwaybeef.com

New Car Dealership

Cookie & Pastry Trays for any Occasion ROLLS • BREADS • PIES • CAKES

NEW! FRENCH MACARONS

FIRST: HARR 100-110 Gold Star Blvd. 508-471-2700 harr.com Second: Lamoureux Ford 366 E Main St., East Brookfield 508-885-1000 lamoureuxford.com

Used Car Dealer FIRST: LINDERS INC. 211 Granite St. 508-756-5125 lindersinc.com Second: Mill Street Motors 253 Mill St. 508-799-2622 millstreetmotors.com

Car Wash FIRST: ERNIE’S TOUCHLESS CAR WASH 215 Grove St., 508-752-6347 579 Millbury St., 508-753-2115 erniescarwash.com

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Second: Scrub-a-Dub 980 Grafton St., 508-756-0622 11 Jennings St., 508-755-1994 575 Park Ave., 508-757-5467 143 Shrewsbury St., 508-791-4992 507 Boston Tnpk. Rd., Shrewsbury 508-842-1111 scrubadub.com

Second (tie): Alexis Grace 7 Harrison St. 508-799-4700 alexisgraceconsignment.com K Couture 126 June St.

774-314-0371 kcoutureconsignment.com

Credit Union FIRST: DIGITAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 131 Gold Star Blvd., 508-595-1202 225 Shrewsbury St., 800-328-8797 50 Foster St., 508-263-6700 18 Lyman St., Westborough, 508-366-8731 dcu.org Second: Millbury Federal Credit Union 68 Stafford St. 508-860-7500 millburycu.com

Dance Studio FIRST: H&H DANCE ACADEMY 175 W. Main St., Millbury 508-865-0083 hhdanceacademy.com Second: Charlotte Klein Dance Center 1122 Pleasant St. 508-753-6110 ckdance.com

Day Spa FIRST: TU MODA 574 Pleasant St. 508-754-1513 tumodaspa.com Second: Paul Conzo Day Spa and Hair Salon 490 Shrewsbury St. 508-754-5418 paulconzo.com

Dry Cleaner FIRST: DOOLEY’S CLEANERS 812 Pleasant St., 508-798-2400, 177 Auburn St., Auburn 508-832-3418 dooleyscleaners.com Second: PA Cleaners 14 Millbrook St. 508-852-6565 pacleanersworcester.com

Ethnic Market FIRST: ED HYDER’S MEDITERRANEAN MARKETPLACE 408 Pleasant St. 508-755-0258 edhyders.com Second: Bahnan’s International Marketplace Bakery and Cafe 344 Pleasant St. 508-796-5365 bahnans.com

Fish Market FIRST: A&P FISH COMPANY 1059 Grafton St. 508-753-7744 Second: West Boylston Seafood 321 West Boylstion St., West Boylston 508-853-365 www.facebook.com/pages/West-Boylston Seafood/120508601298350


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First: Sprout 372 Chandler St. 508-757-5300 sprout-flowers.com

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Second: Perro’s Flowers 284 Grafton St. 508-755-7744 perrosflowers.com

Frame Shop First: Framed in Tatnuck 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270, framedintatnuck.com Second: C.C. Lowell 258 Park Ave. 508-757-7713 cclowell.com

Gift Shop First: Bhadon Gift Gallery 1075 Pleasant St. 508-798-0432 bhadongifts.com

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First: TJ Woods 20 Park Ave. 508-755-5944 woodsinsurance.com

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Second: JJM Insurance 623 Chandler St. 508-791-1141 jjminsurance.com

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Jewelery Store

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First: Sharfmans Jewelers 19 Glennis St. 508-791-2211 sharfmansjewelers.com

First: Austin Liquors 117 Gold Star Blvd., 508-853-8953 20 Boston Tnpk. Rd., Shrewsbury, 508-755-8100 austinliquors.com

First: Bello Opticians 348 Shrewsbury St. 508-798-2421 www.facebook.com/BelloOpticians

First: Standard Auto Wrecking 257 Granite St. 508-755-8631 standardautoinc.com

Second: Sachs Jewlers 180 Boston Tnpk., Shrewsbury 508-792-2300 sachsjewelers.com

Second: Mass Liquors 392 Chandler St. 508-753-0250 massliquor.com

Second: Plante Opticians 1099 Pleasant St. 508-756-9513

Second: Linders Inc. 211 Granite St. 508-756-5125 lindersinc.com

Limousine Service

Nursery/Garden Center

First: Knight’s Limo 390 Hartford Tnpk., Shrewsbury 800-822-5456 knightslimo.com

First: Farmer’s Daughter 153 Millbury St., Auburn 508-832-2995 farmersdaughterauburn.com

Second: Joey’s Limo Service 76 W Mountain St. 508-754-9575 joeyslimousine.com

Second: Bemis 29 N Brookfield Rd., Spencer 508-885-4247 bemisfarmsnursery.com

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The Intellegent Automotive Alternative Offering High Quality Certified Pre Owned Cars, Trucks, and SUV’s Since 1922. Automotive Sales and Service Voted Worcester’s Best Used Car Dealer 7 years in a row

Ladies’ Night Out! Salon Exquisite The first Monday of every month at 6:30pm Upcoming Featured Presenters Wine ! Appetizers ! Door prizes!

Bare Minerals, Silpada Jewelry Feng Shui Design coaching Wild Tree, WearLex designs and more!

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Second: C&R Tire 111 Randolph Rd., 508-852-6464 649 Main St., Sturbridge, 508-347-2124 crtire.com

Tanning Salon First: Sun City 846 W Boylston St., 508-852-0900 1094 Pleasant St., 508-767-1111 tanatsuncity.com

Tobacconist

Second: Indian Summer 292 W Boylston St. 508-853-7513 tanninginworcester.com

First: The Owl Shop of Worcester 416 Main St. 508-753-2506 owlshop.com

Tattoo Parlor

Second: Cigar Masters Worcester 1 Exhchange St. 508-459-9035 cigarmastersworcester.com

First: Piercing Emporium 400 Shrewsbury St. 508-754-0564 piercingemporium.com

Yoga/Holistic/Wellness Center

Second: Out of the Dark World Tattoos 179 Grafton St. 508-459-5798 outofthedarkworldtattoo.com

First: Amethyst Point 64 Dewey St. 508-753-3975 amethystpoint.com

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Second: MetroWest Yoga 32 Millbrook St. 508-752-1533 metrowestyoga.net

First: Savers Thrift Stores 50 Mill St., 508-363-2777 490 Lincoln St., 508-853-3653 savers.com

New Retail Business

Second: Salvation Army 72 Cambridge St., 508-799-0528 640 Main St., 508-756-7191 salvationarmy.com

First: Crompton Collective 138 Green St. 508-753-7303 cromptoncollective.com

Tire Shop

Second: Seed to Stem 174 Shrewsbury St. 508-890-0933 seedtostembotanicals.net

First: Harding Tire 180 Harding St. 508-756-5143 hardingtirecoinc.com

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{ bestof } PEOPLE Bartender FIRST: JOY FLANAGAN AT ARMSBY ABBEY 144 Main St. 508-795-1012 armsbyabbey.com Second: Chip O’Connor at Nick’s and Ralph’s 124 Millbury St., 508-753-4030 nicksworcester.com 148 Grove St., 508-753-9543 ralphsrockdiner.com

Chef FIRST: ALEC LOPEZ AT ARMSBY ABBEY 144 Main St. 508-795-1012 armsbyabbey.com Second: Wilson Wang at Baba Sushi 309 Park Ave. 508-752-8822 babasushi.com

Councilor FIRST: KATE TOOMEY 508-753-8053 katetoomey.com

Naturally Delicious Dinners Begin Here

Kate Toomey is voted Best City Councilor. PHOTO/STEVEN KING

Vegan Daiya Cheese Shreds

Sale $3.99 8oz (Mozzarella, Cheddar or Jalapeno Jack styles)

Grab & Go Section Fresh Pre-Made Salads, Wraps, Entrees & More!!

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Second: Konnie Lukes worcesterma.gov/city-council/lukes

Columnist

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“I guess a way to say it is, it’s kind of a thirtieth anniversary,” says Jon Butcher of the April 26 show at The Hanover Theatre and the ensuing tour, which will feature original Jon Butcher Axis (JBA) members Jon Butcher and bassist Chris Martin, as well as drummer John Muzzy (BeatleJuice, Farrenheit). “I can’t believe I’m saying this! Thirty years ago, I was a kid in a band called Jon Butcher Axis, and this event we’re having sort of commemorates that.”

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At this point you are one of two possible readers: You are young – say, younger than 35 – and the eighties barely exists for you, and you have no idea who Jon Butcher is; or you are older and have followed the New England music scene, and Jon Butcher, to you, is a legend, one of the few local acts who had a major brush with the big time. If you are the latter, then this reunion show might rekindle memories of the high energy pop rock of The Axis and Hendrix-like stage persona and guitar stylings of Butcher at Rathskeller shows, or as the opening act for J. Geils, Rush, Kiss, Def Leppard, or INXS. You’ll also be psyched for the legendary co-stars of this bill: area heavyweights The Fools and Worcester’s own August featuring local guitar slinger Jimmy D’Angelo. If you are of the former group, just get a ticket! “We’re getting together for a concert Friday night, April 26,” says Butcher, “but additionally, we went into the studio - my mates, Buzz on drums, Chris Martin on bass,

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my old Axis mate â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and recorded a CD of really cool stuff. We did some sort of retooling of a few of our old hits and some new music, as well, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really excited about it.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to start in Worcester, obviously, and our plan is to do one more date on the East Coast before we go to Europeâ&#x20AC;Śwhich will be 22 dates in Europe beginning in the U.K.â&#x20AC;? JBA enjoyed tremendous success in the 80s, releasing several charting albums and producing a number of slick videos that rotated on a mainly white MTV. Despite blatant Hendrix influences, the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s records followed the dictates of the era, which called for cleaner, more poporiented music, though live video clips and samples of the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest work strip the heavy production and reveal a brilliant guitarist and strong vocalist with a deep arsenal of Hendrix-influenced licks and blues roots. So, what happened to a band with such promise and a proven road record? â&#x20AC;&#x153;With few exceptions,â&#x20AC;? says Butcher, â&#x20AC;&#x153;rock bands have very short shelf lives, and Axis was no exception to that. To make a long story short, it became untenable financially. It just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t

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possible for us to continue to travel. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why The Axis disbanded.â&#x20AC;? Between the last show played by the original Axis and today, lives were lived. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I left the band, I moved to California and built a recording studio and started a film music company called Electric Factory Music,â&#x20AC;? Butcher says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve provided music for shows, like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ugly Bettyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for ABC and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Sopranosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and several other shows that were huge hits [like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Deadwoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;My name Is Earlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not surprisingly â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hendrix: The Movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;]. And Chris went on to become a doctor. He got his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. And, yeah, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a practicing doctor as we speak. So, he became a doctor, and our drummer, Derek [Blevins], is in California as the deacon of his church, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve all done very well.â&#x20AC;? Jon Butcher has since returned to New England and resumed his performance career, playing solo shows around the region in support of an upcoming record, called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Two Roads Eastâ&#x20AC;? and appearing with Bostonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charlie Farren. All this led to serendipitous schedule opportunities, and the reunion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Peopleâ&#x20AC;Śare going to see a wide range of my material, beginning with Axis,â&#x20AC;? says Butcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to do, of course,

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media influence, and at the Hanover show their concern will extend beyond artistic license, as they will donate a portion of the ticket proceeds to two charities: the Wounded Warrior Project and the South High Food Pantry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel like this is a good opportunity to become more involved in the community, and the food pantry thing is a personal interest of mine. To think about kids going hungry nowadays in this area, in particular, is really upsetting to me. And we felt this was a good way to give back.â&#x20AC;? Additionally, the band will raffle off three of Jon Butcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal Fender Stratocasters and a trip to see the band perform in Las Vegas or San Francisco. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a real fun giveaway and somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be very happy,â&#x20AC;? says Butcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is literally the first time that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve played since 1983,â&#x20AC;? says Butcher. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s remarkable to me to even think that this has actually come together.â&#x20AC;? See The Jon Butcher Axis live at The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St. on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at thehanovertheatre.com.

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The year is 1927 and Lewis Warner is in the basement of Worcester Academy’s Walker Hall getting ready to screen the first run of “The Jazz Singer” to several of his classmates. As adviser to the Academy’s Boys Club and as the son of movie magnate Harry Warner, Lewis Warner is about to usher in the end of the silent film era by showing his father’s first ever “talkie” film, which will give way to one of the most legendary names in the film industry, the Warner Brothers.

Lewis Warner was a 1928 alumnus of Worcester Academy (WA), and during his junior and senior year Lewis Warner had made a name for himself by sharing the work of his Warner Brothers (WB) family. He was also active in several clubs including the debate team, student council, athletic teams, the school newspaper, and the drama club. One year later, in 1928, Lewis Warner graduated from Worcester Academy. Shortly after his success, he suffered from a severe dental abscess and passed away in 1931, but his legacy lived on with a gift from his father one year later in 1932: The Lewis J. Warner Theater was built on the 67-acre campus of Lewis’ alma mater. For the first time in more than 20 years, another Warner will be visiting the WA campus. Lewis’ niece and Harry’s granddaughter, Cass Warner will not only be observing the 85th anniversary of her uncle’s death, she will also be screening her documentary “The Brothers Warner” inside her uncle’s theater. “The Brothers Warner” is a 2007 documentary written,

directed, and produced by Cass Warner’s own production company, Warner Sisters, Inc. “The Brothers Warner” is an epic story following the rise to fame for the four Warner brothers: Harry, Abe, Sam, and Jack Warner before and after the death of Lewis. Cass Warner says her documentary is “an intimate portrait of the four film pioneers who founded and ran Warner Bros. studios for over 50 years. This epic story includes never before seen photos and footage from the Warner family archives.” Cass Warner says, “[‘The Brothers Warner’] is a story of a family that rose from immigrant poverty through personal tragedies persevering to create a major studio with a social conscience. Much like Warner Bros., the point of the documentary is to educate, entertain and enlighten.” The death of Lewis changed history for the Warner family as the death spawned a legal battle and a betrayal from one brother to another. Lewis was the heir apparent to his father and one of the conflicts in the film involves a feud between Harry and his brother Jack. Shortly after Lewis dies, the film shows Jack trying to convince his brother Harry to sell the Warner Bros. company to a private entity for his own benefit. WA Director of External Communications Neil Isakson, when analyzing the documentary, says, “The story is one of dealing with the success of a Polish-born immigrant family becoming successful in America. It’s a classic American success story of a family making their own success. The film chronicles some of their trials and tribulations. These are immigrants discovering what it is like to be American while trying to keep their own culture.

In the process they helped create the American cinema industry as we know it today. Some other themes of the story explore power, ego, and money.” Isakson has been in close communication with Cass Warner and calls her “old school Hollywood royalty” and is looking forward to having an “ace filmmaker on campus that people can

learn from. This event gives WA students the opportunity to think about history and immigration in this country. It’s pretty darn cool to be able to interact with someone who pretty much created the film medium in the United States.” Respect, challenge, personal growth, community, and honor are WA’s primary core values and Isakson sees the values of the Warner Brothers family reflecting the values of the school. “The documentary absolutely reflects the message of our school. This reflects the way that we honor. What we ask our students to do is honor, we take that seriously. The idea is to achieve the honorable wherever they go, locally and globally. A visit like

this sparks imagination.” In the past, WA has hosted other visits including representatives from National Security, researchers, musicians, and documentaries including the Lifetime documentary “Sexting in Suburbia” by John Stimpson. The Lewis J. Warner Theater has been honored as a “hidden gem” and an “enclave for film” by the Theater Historical Society of America. It was the first movie theater to be on a high school campus in the country. In the 1990s, the theater was restored to have a Renaissance influence complete with columns, statues, original velour seating, and ceiling panel frescoes painted by Hungarian artists depicting Lewis and his family in a classical heroic manner. Established in 1834, WA has a student body of about 645 students from 20 different countries and Isakson says, “The diversity of students here is great, everybody brings something different to our community.” Cass Warner (Formally Cass Warner Spalding) is a third-generation filmmaker. Her father was the late writer and producer Milton Sperling, whilst her son is actor Cole Hauser. This will be her first time in the theater. Isakson says “I’m so glad that people will have a chance to experience this fantastic theater. It is a grand movie palace and I think she (Cass Warner) will have a moving experience. When asked about the screening, Cass says, “I’m excited to show this in the place where it all started. Making and showing this movie is kind of like meeting my uncle for the first time.” The screening is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 with a Q&A session after at 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to join Ms. Warner at a reception from 8-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and can be made online at www. worcesteracademy.org.

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Award-winning blues belter Janiva Magness blew through the Bull Run in Shirley this past Thursday night, and she proved in every possible way that her success is no fluke.

The night opened with a nice acoustic set by Erin Harpe on guitar and Richard â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rosyâ&#x20AC;? Rosenblatt on harmonica, which featured a fine version of Guilty. In its footsteps, Magnessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; band took to the stage and warmed up the crowd with some basic blues. Blistering solos from guitarist Zach Zunis and keyboardist Jim Alfredson hinted at the quality of the music that was to come. Janiva finally burst onto the stage, boasting a wide smile, a big voice, and a body built for sin - think Jayne

Mansfield. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whoop and Holler,â&#x20AC;? the opening number, is from her new CD, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stronger For It,â&#x20AC;? just as most of the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set was. Immediately, Magness took control of the stage, prowling back and forth with a threatening sneer, her â&#x20AC;&#x153;brick houseâ&#x20AC;? body gyrating to the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rhythm. The next number, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There It Is,â&#x20AC;? tells the story of a woman who should regret some things she has done, but just shrugs it off instead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Cry,â&#x20AC;? a 2013 Blues Music Awards nominee for â&#x20AC;&#x153;song of the year,â&#x20AC;? followed, and it is a heartfelt ode to women who have to dig way down deep to appear strong in the throes of emotional pain. Janivaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facial expressions told us that she meant every word. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Aliveâ&#x20AC;? featured a swampy tremolo electric piano, while â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whistling in the Darkâ&#x20AC;? was a typical, but nice soul ditty. Magness, at this point, revealed to the audience her adoration for Tina Turner, and broke into a smoking version of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Humpty Dumpty,â&#x20AC;? the Ike & Tina classic. A surprise guest waited in the wings, and Janiva lovingly introduced us to blues legend Ronnie Earl. Guitarist Zunis

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was a nice sexy vibe between Earl and Janiva, and she expressed her gratitude to Ronnie numerous times throughout the rest of the evening. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dynamics were outstanding, but they really shone in the slow burning gospel tune â&#x20AC;&#x153;Things Left Undone.â&#x20AC;? Drummer Matt Tecu and bass player Gary Davenport effortlessly led the band through soft and loud passages with startling results, while keyboardist Alfredson manipulated the Hammond Organ like a magician, looking for all the world like a funky Marvin Hamlisch. As the evening came to an end after one more song, Magness brought the band way down and spoke for a while about her other passion, foster care. Having once been in the system, she has a special place in her heart for the cause. Her gratitude spoke volumes. Riding a wave of success, her efforts are culminating in five blues music nominations for 2013. Magness is only the second woman to win the coveted Entertainer of the Year award for blues artists. The legendary Koko Taylor is the only other female recipient. She is on a roll, for sure.

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Four years ago the short film “Dennis” appeared on YouTube and went viral. The story of a hulking Danish bodybuilder crushed by an innate shyness and a controlling mother struck a chord. Dennis, played by Kim Kold, was the antiSchwarzenegger — a man whose impressive physique masked an emotional fragility bordering on infantilism. When a defeated Dennis curled up next to his mother in her bed, all kinds of psychosexual alarm bells went off. The feature-length film made from that short, “Teddy Bear,” is a more conventional lonely-hearts story: “Marty” with barbells. The movie begins with a disastrously awkward date between Dennis and a woman he’s met at the gym. Dennis is so introverted he can barely complete a sentence, and avoids direct eye contact as though his dining companion were Medusa. At 38 years old, it’s clear the only pumping he’s done is with iron. But a family gathering offers a glimpse at potential happiness. During dinner, Dennis’ uncle toasts his new wife, whom he’s brought back to Denmark from Thailand. She’s lovely and compliant, and actually seems to care for her husband, who, like Dennis, doesn’t appear to have a stellar track record with the ladies. Go to Thailand and get one of your own, he urges his nephew, you won’t be sorry. Dennis’ sojourn to Thailand is by turns pathetic and hopeful. I love the way writer-director Mads Matthieson films the strongman from behind practically every time he enters a room, the space around him disappearing into the landscape of the guy’s mountainous shoulders. He’s so outsized in this land of small-statured people, he seems to have been dropped

from an entirely different planet. Yet despite impressive physicality, in the presence of the hookers who come on to him, and even the fast-talking tailor who scams a few extra bucks off him for an ill-fitting suitcoat, he turns into a frightened field mouse. Dennis is who he is because of his graceless, tight-lipped mother, an emotional bully who disapproves of her boy ever having a girlfriend, or moving out of her home, or, especially, traveling to Thailand to find a bride. Rather than suffer the maternal fallout by divulging that little piece of news, Dennis fibs and tells mom he’s competing in a bodybuilding tournament in Germany. When he leaves for the airport she lies beneath her bedcovers, unwilling even to wish him goodbye. (That Austrianaccented moan you hear is Sigmund Freud lamenting from the grave that he never got a shot at analyzing these two.) As irritating as mom may be, I actually yearned for more scenes with her. The short film “Dennis” did a better job of establishing the daily rhythms of life with mother and son — rather than just seeming like a bitch, she was petrified of losing her life mate, hence the mind games to keep him apronstringed. In “Teddy Bear” the Thailand trip begins to feel labored the longer it goes on; Matthieson obviously feeling a rush from this fish-out-ofwater angle when his movie should be exorcising Dennis’ demons in the gloomy confines of his childhood home. I used the word “hopeful” earlier in the review, and in that vein I will only let on that Dennis does indeed meet someone in Thailand. How this news is related to his mother, and her reaction, is best left unspoken here. Let’s just say their confrontation is an indicator of how strong this man actually is. “Teddy Bear” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 and 2:55 p.m. in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University. The film is part of the Cinema 320 series.

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Blackstone Thurs: 12:05, 2:35, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30, Fri-Wed: 12:05, 2:20, 4:35, 7:35, 9:50, 11:50 Cinemagic Thurs: 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15, 9:15, Fri-Wed: 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15, 9:15 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:15, 2:25, 5, 7:45, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 11:40, 2:10, 4:55, 7:25, 10:30 Westborough Thurs: 12:35, 2:50, 5, 7:15 Worcester North Thurs: 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, FriWed: 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40

SIDE EFFECTS (R) Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:50, 4:10 6:55 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) Solomon Pond Thurs: 3:45, 10:25 Worcester North Thurs: 1:05, 3:55, 6:50, Fri-

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THE CROODS (PG) Blackstone Thurs: 11:30, 12, 2, 2:30, 4:25, 4:55, 6:50, 7:20, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 11:30, 12, 2, 2:30, 4:25, 4:55, 7:20, 9:40 Cinemagic Thurs: 2:10, 7:20, Fri-Wed: 4:45, 7:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:05, 2:30, 4:55, 7:30, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 11:20, 1:50, 6:55, 9:20 Westborough Thurs: 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 10:20 Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50

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TEDDY BEAR (NR) Clark Thursday, Sat: 7:30, Sun: 1, 2:55 THE BIG WEDDING (R) Blackstone Fri-Wed: 11:45, 2:10, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30, 11:45

Cinemagic Fri-Wed: 12, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10,

THE LORDS OF SALEM (R) Worcester North Thurs: 1:50, 4:50, 7:50, FriWed: 1:50, 4:50, 7:50, 10:15

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R) Blackstone Thurs: 12:20, 3:50, 7:05, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 3:40, 6:50, 10:10 Cinemagic Thurs: 12:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:30, 3:55, 7:15, 9:40, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 4, 7:15, 9:50 Westborough Thurs: 12:40, 3:45, 6:50, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 12:35, 3:40, 6:45, 9:50 Worcester North Thurs: 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, FriWed: 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:30

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Blackstone Valley 14: Cinema de Lux 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury, MA 01527 www.showcasecinemas.com Showtimes for 4/26 - 5/1. Subject to change. · 42 (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 8 min 12:55 pm 3:50 pm 6:45 pm 9:45 pm · Evil Dead (R) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 31 min 9:35 pm 11:55 pm · G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 39 min 11:50 am 2:25 pm 5:05 pm 7:40 pm 10:20 pm · Jurassic Park 3D (PG-13) REAL D 3D; 2 hr 7 min 1:05 pm 4:05 pm 6:55 pm 10:15 pm

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STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION – THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (NR) Blackstone Thurs: 7 Cinemagic Thurs: 7 Solomon Pond Thurs: 7

Mother’s Day Brunch 10am - 2pm and a Special Mother’s Day Dinner Menu Make your reservations today, as seating is limited.

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· Oblivion (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 5 min 1:30 pm 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm 9:55 pm 10:25 pm 12:00 am · Oblivion (PG-13) DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S HALL; Reserved Seating; 2 hr 5 min 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 6:40 pm 9:25 pm · Olympus Has Fallen (R) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 40 min 1:25 pm 4:40 pm 7:25 pm 10:30 pm · Oz The Great and Powerful (PG) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 7 min 12:35 pm 3:30 pm 6:40 pm · Pain & Gain (R) RWC IN DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 9 min 1:15 pm 4:15 pm 7:45 pm 10:35 pm · Pain & Gain (R) DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S HALL; Reserved Seating; 2 hr 9 min 12:45 pm 3:45 pm 7:15 pm 10:05 pm · Pain & Gain (R) DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S HALL; 2 hr 9 min 12:10 am

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· Scary Movie V (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 25 min 12:05 pm 2:20 pm 4:35 pm 7:35 pm 9:50 pm 11:50 pm

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· The Big Wedding (R) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 29 min 11:45 am 2:10 pm 4:50 pm 7:10 pm 9:30 pm 11:45 pm

Blackstone Valley Cinema de Lux, 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury 800-3154000; 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 978-3655500; Worcester Public Library (WPL) Saxe Room, 3 Salem Sq.

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Below is a short list of the restaurants that received a total of 16 or more stars (an average of four per category) by our dining reviewers in this past year. For a full list of dining reviews visit worcestermag.com/krave/reviews. 2ovens FOOD ★★★★ AMBIENCE ★★★★ SERVICE ★★★★ VALUE ★★★★1/2 84 Boston Turnpike Rd., Shrewsbury 774-670-5785 2ovens.com 2ovens is an offshoot of the Italian chain Bertucci’s, though you wouldn’t know it by the decor, service, and quality of the food. The restaurant is far from another boring chain, as everything on the menu is made using only their eponymous two ovens, this means no microwaves, grills, or food warmers. While this makes for a limited — though clearly directed — menu, it allows the restaurant to focus on making great pizza and serious toasted sandwiches with only fresh ingredients.

Rye and Thyme, located in the center of Leominster, calls itself an American Tavern, featuring a daily fresh raw bar with a menu that highlights its woodfire grill. This Niche Hospitality Group (Bocado, Mezcal, The People’s Kitchen, Still & Stir and The Citizen) restaurant plays on a common theme for the restaurant group, with American bistro dishes served in a comfortable, warm setting that looks to be straight out of prohibition-era America. The restaurant sits in a former factory building, and diners are greeted by a large, snake-like bar, a dozen oversized booths, and a handful of spacious tables. The food and experience is unmistakably Niche, with excellent service, great drinks, and above all, tremendous food.

Rye and Thyme FOOD ★★★★1/2 AMBIENCE ★★★★★ SERVICE ★★★1/2 VALUE ★★★★1/2 14 Monument Square, Leominster 978-534-5900 • ryeandthyme.com

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508-755-8888 7nanasteakhouseworcester.com 7 Nana is sprawling, stylish and sleek. The entrance opens into a high-ceilinged bar and dining area with striking blue lighting, and modern furnishings. At the far end of the wrap-around cocktail bar is a sushi bar with four chefs, elbow-toelbow, doing their thing. 7 Nana – “nana” means seven, a lucky number in Japan – offers a wide range of dining options. A “hibachi room” is devoted to teppanyakistyle dining – you know, where a jokecracking chef grills at your table and might just flip some shrimp tails around. The extensive menu also features hot and cold appetizers, the full range of sushi, Japanese standards such as teriyaki and tempura, soba and udon, and even some Thai and Western dishes.

Veritas FOOD ★★★★★ AMBIENCE ★★★★1/2 SERVICE ★★★★1/2 VALUE ★★★★ 420 Main St., Sturbridge 508-347-3424 • veritasma.com The menu’s offerings suit a wide range of appetites, from those hoping for a simple, well-priced meal to those seeking

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FOOD ★★★★1/2 AMBIENCE ★★★★1/2 SERVICE ★★★ VALUE ★★★★ 4 West Main St., Northborough 508-393-0600 • zemhan.com Zem Han in Northborough serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine in a classic and contemporary setting. Placed conveniently on Route 20, about 15 minutes from Worcester, Zem Han’s menu has a Turkish emphasis, serving many traditional Middle Eastern dishes but in styles different than you might find at other Middle Eastern restaurants in the area. Zem Han is a great addition to the Worcester area, with excellently prepared Mediterranean cuisine, reasonable prices, all in a splendid setting.

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Worcester Art Museum is offering a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12. Catering will be provided by Russell Morin and will include a ssalad and fruit station with fresh fruit juices, roasted tomato salad, Cape Cod salad, tomato watermelon salad, fresh seasonal fruit with honey yogurt sauace, artisanal breads and creamery butter. A potato pancake station will include crisp russet potato pancakes cooked a la minute with: short rib ragout, smoked salmon confit, chicken Alfredo and curry vegetables, all served with zucchini bread and creamery butter. An omelet station will offer Egg Beaters, egg whites or whole eggs as classic French omelets or scrambled eggs

with fresh ingredients, praline bacon, home fries, croissants and preserves. A sweet and savory stuffed French toast station includes savory: wild mushroom and gruyere, chicken, pear and brie; sweet: strawberry mascarpone, peaches and cream. A dessert table will have assorted verrine parfaits, petit pastries, bourbon pecan torte, strawberry rhubarb crostada, chocolate raspberry cake and candy bar brownies. Columbian coffee, decaf coffee, milk and tea will be served. Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets $31.95 or $16.95 for children 12 years or younger. 18-percent gratuity and 6.25-percent sales tax not included in ticket price. Reservations required. Call 508-793-4328 or visit worcesterart.org.

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I had the Kamakazi Roll at Kai. This featured salmon, cucumber and avocado, with a tempura crunch. I’ve seen restaurants go overboard with tempura crunch before, but this was just the right amount. It also seemed that they mixed in some tobiko with the tempura, which I’m always a fan of. The salmon was the predominant ingredient in this roll, and not overpowered by the cucumber or avocado, both of which were fresh and pleasantly balanced by the other ingredients. The only downside was that the rice was a little dry, and the seaweed a little chewy. That, however, was easily dismissible with the phenomenal crab rangoons I also had while there. So overall, I was satisfied with the experience. The Kamakazi roll will get you 6 pieces for $7.50. It arrives with wasabi and ginger per usual, as well as an orchid for style. While I wasn’t overly impressed with this particular roll, I did enjoy pretty much everything else about Kai Sushi Bar and Grill. I’ll definitely be giving them a second chance, even if it means I’m just stuffing my face with crab rangoons.

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Don’t let the neon signs outside of Kai Sushi Bar and Grill, located in a strip mall in the Webster Square area throw you off; the space on the inside is simple and relaxing. While the dining area is not huge, they offer a well-rounded East meets West-inspired menu.

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Reality. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or facebook. com/EnterThisReality?ref=ts&fref=ts. Coffee & Jam OPEN MIC NITE with host Sean Fullerton. Sean is a musician, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995 and will be sharing his own songs and music in between the different sets. His specialties include acoustic blues, rock-n-roll, fingerstyle guitar and various harmonicas. Musicians welcome! No Cover Charge - $5 Suggested Donation. 7-8:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-733-4277 or coffeelandscafe.org. Joe Macey. 7-10 p.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Union Music Uke Club. Monthly we have a brief ukulele lesson, learn some chords and positions for them, work on our “strum”, and then play some 3 chord (easy) songs together. After that we have a chance for individuals to perform a song for the group, and then to socialize and talk about ukuleles. It’s all ages It’s Free and it’s fun! Find us on Facebook! Free with reservations appreciated. 7-8:30 p.m. Union Music, Union Music Performance Space, 142 Southbridge St. 508-753-3702 or unionmusic.com/ events.htm. Zack Slik Old-Time Style Music. 7-10 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Night Train (Roots/Blues, LIVE MUSIC). No Cover. 7:159:45 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. themill185.com. Havana Night Live Latin Jazz. Live band playing/singing classic latin rhythms/ jazz/ samba and bossa nova, no cover. Guest collaborations may be arranged. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cantina Bar & Grill, United States, 385 Main St. 508-579-8949 or facebook. com/cantinabar. Open Mic Thursdays @ Park Grill with Bill Mccarthy. Visit myspace.com/openmicworld for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@verizon. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Acoustic Thursdays. 8-11 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Audio Wasabi with host Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Blues Jam. Blues Jam at Rivalry’s Pub, 274 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA Every Thursday from 8pm to 12am Host by “BlueSwitch” Come sing/play and have fun! Free. 8 p.m.-midnight. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Jon Short. 8-11:30 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484.

Karaoke Thursdays! Every Thursday Night! Hosted by DJ Fast Track! 18+ NO COVER! Come Rock the Mic Every Thursday Night at Karaoke! 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. The 80’s tribute band The Flock Of A-Holes with Secret Sage & Molly-Jane Gain. Worcester’s favorite 80’s cover band playing you all the hits. The winner’s of several awards for best cover band in Worcester. Many years in a row! Their earthy style blends elements of folk, reggae, rock, blues, bluegrass & more. facebook.com/secretsage facebook.com/MollyJaneGain $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888 or facebook.com/pages/Flock-of-Aholes/127019150125. Cara Brindisi and the Feather Merchants. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Klezwoods! No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Metal Thursday 199½: KYOTY, EHNAHRE, GODSTOPPER [CAN], VULTURES OF CULT [VT]. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Jim Devlin. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Thirsty Thursday with DJ Matty J. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597.

>Friday 26 Relay For Life Benefit w/PROJECT BORN,THEORY UNKNOWN,JESSICA HALL,tyler aucoin,TOMMY SAWYA,AOC (ZK AND THE FreeK),CANNA DA KLOWN,BROKEN INFINITY,THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS,N.F.G.. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or facebook.com/events/553878547976517/?group_id=0. Dana Lewis LIVE! Classic Radio Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s “The Soundtrack of your Youth” Free! 5-8 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat. Special guests are welcome to sit in, and often do! Help me make this the time& place to connect, escape, network, chill, eat, drink, and above all be merry. No cover charge = tips appreciated! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, Cabaret Room or Outdoor Patio, 124 Millbury St. 508579-5997 or facebook.com/events/157775224387459/?fref=ts.

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“A Place at the Table,” a documentary of how hunger poses serious economic social and cultural implications in the US, and how it could be solved, will be shown on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the Seelos Theater at Holy Cross, 1 College St. Congressman Jim McGovern will be at the screening and will take part in a Q&A following the film.

Open Mic Night! Every Friday night we have an open mic hosted by Patrick McCarthy. Come in and show us your talents or enjoy great performances by local artists! Our menu features craft beer and wine as well as great food options sure to please. No Cost. 6:30-9:30 p.m. NU Cafe, 335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA. 508-926-8800 or nucafe.com. Patrick McCarthy: Live Jazz & Light Rock. Cooking up some live jazz and light rock, and you know Lucky’s will be cooking up something amazing! Come down and join me at one of my favorite restaurants. Bring your friends and your requests.BYOB. Please call ahead for reservations. More info at Patrickmccarthymusic.com. 6:30-10 p.m. Lucky’s Cafe, 102 1/2 Grove St. 508-756-5014. BILL McCARTHY @ PERFECT GAME. Classic & Contemporary Acoustic and Not-So-Acoustic Rock! Free. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508792-4263. Andy Cummings. 8-11:30 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston.

Jay Unger and Molly Mason. The Heart and Soul of American Roots Music. Jay Ungar & Molly Mason have become one of the most celebrated duos in the American acoustic music scene. Dinner served in the concert room from 6 til show. To come earlier or eat in our main restaurant, please call toll-Free 877-5367190 to make a reservation. $22 advance; $25 day of show.. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com. Molten Llama, Orange Diesel, Never Got Caught (exTREE), ROPE (ex-Southern Bastard Church). Besides this great lineup, we’ll be announcing a very special guest band performance. $6. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/events/347003488750486. Musicians of the Old Post Road: “In Celebration of Spring”. Savor sweet and uplifting cantatas of Boismortier and Pepusch, a period arrangement of Vivaldi’s vivacious Spring concerto from The Four Seasons, plus a “musical flower bouquet” found in Scottish composer James Oswald’s Airs for the Seasons. With soprano Kristen Watson. $30 general; $25 senior/ student; Kids 7-17 Free with an Adult. 8-9:30 p.m. Worcester Historical Museum, 30 Elm St. 781-466-6694 or oldpostroad.org/ concert_series. Night Work Blues. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Scott Babineau. 8-11:30 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Fingerstyle Guitar. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 & 12 String guitars, a Dobro for slide guitar, various Harmonicas, stomp box guitar effects, live guitar looping and a vocal harmonizer. Dinner, Drinks, Music & Fun. 8-11:30 p.m. ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS, 454 Main St., Melrose. 781-620-0940 or youtube.com/watch?v=hxXnnJng9uk. Secret Sage and Rhythmic Circus. reggae infused folk/ blue grass. A very unique sound 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. TOM YATES GROUP - A Tribute To Rock Guitar Heroes. Guitarist Tom Yates is a New England Region winner of the Guitar Center’s national King of the Blues Competition. He had played with Ray Davies of the Kinks, Greg Hawkes of the Cars and Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers. The group’s repertoire will include songs by the Kinks, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, Johnny Rivers, Buddy Holly - all the greatest music of the Woodstock Generation. Surf-rock, psychrock, blues-rock, folk-rock. $5. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-3692373 or myspace.com/thomasyates. Tony Soul Project. He’s a Great Band! $5. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350.

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Amanda Cote Project @ Lakeside Bar & Grill. 9 p.m.midnight Lakeside Bar & Grille, 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 978-895-5883 or facebook.com/events/497555393616661. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave. 508-792-1078. James Blonde - The Music of James Bond with Niki Luparelli, Dan Burke, and the Gold Diggers. James Bond Night is Back! Your favorite 007 songs and songs from the golden age of Bond performed live by Chanteuse Niki Luparelli, Dan Burke and the Gold Diggers Diamonds are Forever, but this show is One Night Only! Nobody does it better underneath the Mango Tree. Call 508-753-4030 for reservations. Seating is limited. $10. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-7534030 or facebook.com/events/385560398223730. Let’s Get Rocked--Def Leppard Tribute. If you love the 80’s, hair bands and Def Leppard, then this is a show not to miss! Relive hits with Let’s Get Rocked! $5 Cover at the door. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. NEW! “High Voltage Friday’s” High Energy Hardcore 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 Nat 5:30-7:30; then Niki Luparelli, Dan Burke and The Gold Diggers! $10 Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. The Ric Porter Band. North-Eastern high-lonesome, country, roots-rock with legendary local front-man Ric Porter. $5 cover $5. 9 p.m.-noon Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-8294566.

Top 40 Dance Party. Our Top 40 Dance Party returns to Speakers! Come in and dance the night away with the hottest DJ in the MetroWest Area, DJ Norm! Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. Vivisectors/Numbskulls/Caught Flies. Visiting from Russia, The Vivisectors bring Gulag Tunes from their homeland to Worcester. facebook.com/pages/The-Vivisectors/124623237526. Opening will be NH’s Caught Flies. Four dudes from three New England states inspired to make loud, catchy, timeless rock and roll songs you can sing and dance to, drink to, fight to, drive very fast to (though don’t blame us for the trouble you get into). facebook.com/thecaughtflies. The Numbskulls are a four piece neotraditionalist punk rock band from Worcester, Ma. facebook.com/ pages/The-Numbskulls/64848852861. We are partnering up with Strangers Helping Strangers to feed the bellies and the souls of our friends and neighbors at this show. Please remember to bring a non-perishable food, toiletry, feminine or personal hygiene or baby product donation for those in need in these communities. $6. 9 p.m.-midnight Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or facebook. com/events/478188912238058. We Were Astronauts, Wild Mountain Strategy, RiggaGoo! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Bass Kebab Free EDM. Worcester Newest Night For EDM Featuring the hottest DJ’s every week from all over New England. Like us on Facebook for the week update on whos’s playing! Free. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or facebook.com/BassKebab?ref=ts&fref=ts. DJ Kartier Friday Night EDM dance party. Mike DJ Kartier Perrone makes a rare Friday Night appearance at the Center. if you’re lookin’ to dance, this is your event ! 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Just Brad. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Karaoke. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Pho Dakao, 593 Park Ave. 508-7567555. Supernova Friday. Resident DJ’s Frankie Feingold & Goofy Bootz hit you with the hardest house in the city every Friday night. $10 (18+). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bar FX, 90 Commercial St. 774-8233555 or facebook.com/barfx.worcester.3.

>Saturday 27 Invaders aT Fiddler’s Green. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Rob Orciuch. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Wachusett Music Series Presents: Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli with Patti Barkus. Lori, an award winning songwriter (finalist, Great American Songwriting Contest 2010, Best Female Vocalist, Pulse Magazine 2011), combines alluring, soulful vocals and seasoned piano playing that are a perfect match for Fred’s sollid finger work and clever phrasing on both bass and guitar. $20 in advance $25 day of show. 7:30-10 a.m. First Church of Christ Unitarian, 725 Main St., Lancaster. 978-365-2043 or wachusettmusic.com. April Friends Film Series: Jodi Foster. April Friends Film Series: Jodi Foster April 13: Freaky Friday April 20: Little Man Tate April 27: Inside Man Free. 2-4 p.m. Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1655. Patrick McCarthy: Live Jazz & Light Rock. I’ll be cooking up some live jazz and light rock, and you know Lucky’s will be cooking up something amazing! Come down and join me at one of my favorite restaurants. Bring your friends and your requests. BYOB. Please call ahead for reservations. More info at Patrickmccarthymusic.com. 6:30-10 p.m. Lucky’s Cafe, 102 1/2 Grove St. 508-756-5014. Dale LePage & The Manhattans Back @ the Wong. 7-10 p.m. Wong Dynasty, Holden, MA, 176 Reservior Road WORCESTERMAG.COM

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(Route31), Holden. 508-829-2188. 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. Hit the Bus. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Fingerstyle Guitar. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 & 12 String guitars, a Dobro for slide guitar, various Harmonicas, stomp box guitar effects, live guitar looping and a vocal harmonize. Dinner, Drinks, Music & Fun. 7-10 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508-886-4600 or tavernonthecommon.com. Cafe’ con Dios. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Main Auditorium, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-579-6722. Scott Logan. Christian pop singer songwriter Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Cafe con Dios, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-832-5044. Wachusett Music Series Presents: Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli with Patty Barkus. $20 in advance $25 day of show. 7:30-10 p.m. First Church of Christ Unitarian, 725 Main St., Lancaster. 978-365-2043 or wachusettmusic.com. Assumption College Band Concert. Featured music will include “First Suite in Eb” by Holst, “The Witch and the Saint” by Reineke, “Variations on America” by Ives and “Raiders March” by Williams. The Assumption Brass and Tympani will be joined by organist Jacob Dowgowicz ‘15 in a performance of “Solemn Entry” by Strauss. Other soloists will include Lea Rossi ‘14 as vocal soloist in “But Not For Me” by Gershwin as well as Madelyn Bobkowski ‘16 as french horn solist in “Romance” (from Concerto #3) Mozart. Also featured will be the Assumption Flutes performing the “Ashokan Farewell” by Ungar. Free and open to the public. 8-9:30 p.m. Assumption College: Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St. Jay Graham. 8-11:30 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Karaoke Dance Party With CJ/DJ @ Eller’s Restaurant. Hey Everyone Come Down and Join CJ/DJ at Eller’s Restaurant Lounge for a Karaoke Dance Party. We will have a blast singing songs from yesterday and today and maybe some dancing too. NO COVER! 8-11 p.m. Eller’s Restaurant, Lounge, 190 Main St., Cherry Valley. 508-868-7382 or ellersrestaurant.com. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. The DEADITES! Dynamo’s birthday bash w/ TEEEL, The Evil Streaks, Black Circuit and The Debut of JASON VORHEES and The FANCY SAUCE (members of The Pathetics, The Deadites and the Skin Tights). The Deadites write some of the best electronic dance music in the world. You guessed it. TEEEL- facebook.com/Teeelmusic synthesizers. Guitars. electronics. computers. shades. leather gloves. hoverboards. The EVIL STREAKS facebook.com/ TheEvilStreaks. If you dipped, The Cramps, into a pot of The Sonics and added a pinch of sweetness of the Go-Gos, you’d get The Evil Streaks. Myra (of Ghouls Night Out and Gein and the Graverobbers) pulls double duty: playing her Fender Cyclone drenched with reverb and heading up vocals. $8. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/thedeadites. The Walking Blues. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Tribute To Icons Of 50’s and 60’s Rock And Pop by Janice D and the Workingman’s Band. An Homage to the pop icons of the 1950’s and 60’s featuring songs from Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Wanda Jackson, The Shirelles, Etta James and many more. Come warm up by the fireside. Janice D - vocals Tom Yates - guitar & vocals Rick Maida - bass Mike Avery - drums $5. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373 or myspace.com/ workingmansband.


Upload your listings at worcestermag.com. Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Babe Pino Band. Babe, HiFi, Bob, and George blues up the place with that shuffle imported from the days of Bun and Fun, ale and tale! no cover. 9-2 p.m. Rivalries Bar, Shrewsbury St. BILL McCARTHY @ STAKE’S PUB. Classic & Contemporary Acoustic and Not-So-Acoustic Rock! Free. 9 p.m.midnight. Stake’s Sports Pub, 1281 Pleasant St. 508-755-2925. Cool Hand Blues Band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Cosmic Slim & His Intergalactic Plowboys. Jug-bandy, rhythm-and-bluesy, country-rocky, jam-bandy eclectic electric music expressly designed for toe-tapping and rug-cutting. From the Mississippi Sheiks to Buck Owens, Burrito Brothers to Nat King Cole, Slim’s roots run deep and wide, guaranteeing a good time to be had by all. $5. 9 p.m.-midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508829-4566. Diabolis in Musica! No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Doctor Robert. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sakura Tokyo, 640 Park Ave. 508792-1078. Fennario New England’s Premiere Tribute to Grateful Dead. The best local tribute to The Grateful Dead. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. Kung Fu Grip Returns! w/ Opening Night and Shane Hall! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Matthew MK Hopewell. Dan McKenzie teams up with Matthew Hopewell to play some originals with cover rock blues. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 3-G’s Sports Bar, The Music Room, 152 Millbury St. 508-754-3516. Probable Cause. Come out and party the night away with Probable Cause! One of the area’s best party bands, they will keep you dancing all night! $5 Cover at the door. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. The Silverbacks. A Great Band! $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Virginia Rubino At The Sahara. The music of Virginia Rubino, with keyboard accompaniment and possible special guest appearances. Ms. Rubino was previously a diva of the music scene in both Worcester, where she played with “Where’s Virginia?” and “The Amazing Box Band”, and the Los Angeles area, where she performed and recorded with Bebe K’Roche. She sings in a variety of styles, from reggae to the classics. No cover.. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181. “Tantrum Saturdays” Dance Party Every Saturday Night with DJ Tony T. Get ready Worcester for some great dancing to the beats of Tony T. He has been known to get the dance floor bouncing. As always if you are 21+ and get here before 10 p.m. you won’t have to pay the cover charge. Watch for the surprise contest each week. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com. Brett Brumby& his better Half. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263.

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>Sunday 28 Faculty Chamber Music Recital. Aaron Packard & Debby Greenebaum, violin; Regie Pineda, viola and Caroline ReiinerWiliams, cello will perform Fuchs Eb Major Quintet, Op. 102 and more TBA. Joy of Music Program, r, 1 Gorham St. 508-856-9541. Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza Hosted by Lady Sabrina and Bootz! Featuring The Remix Girls, Special Guests, and DJ Whiteboi

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Spinning Beats! 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Jazz Brunch with Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Bah Jam Open Mic with A Ton of Blues. 2-7 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Blackstone Valley Community Concert Band. We will be performing our eleventh annual spring concert, “A Musical Potpurri”. Our diverse musical repertoire will include everything from a familiar Broadway show (Les Miserables), to a lively march, to a soothing Irish lullaby, to a festive fanfare, to a moving tribute of our “Greatest Generation.” This is a musical event that your whole family will enjoy. We hope you can make it. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. Uxbridge High School Auditorium, 300 Quaker Highway, Uxbridge. bvccband.org. Student Recital. Showcasing Clark’s student musicians with an afternoon of sonatas, chamber works and jazz standards. Sima Kustanovich, accompanist Free and open to the public. 3-4:30 p.m. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St. Worcester State University Chorale Performs. Worcester University Chorale performs to raise money for the Chorale and the Greendale People’s Church Youth Group. 3-4:30 p.m. Greendale People’s Church, 25 Francis St. 508-929-8346 or

worcester.edu/VPADept/default.aspx. Open Mic Night with Dani Red and Friends. Sign up for the open mic is 4:30pm. Come on down to enjoy good food, good music, and talented musicians! Free. 4:30-9 p.m. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Assumption College Jazz Ensemble. The thirteen piece ensemble will be performing works by: Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Herbie Hancock, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and other great American jazz and popular composers. Seniors in the ensemble will be leading the group and selecting the pieces to be performed. Free and open to the public. 5-6:30 p.m. Assumption College: Hagan Campus Center, Charlie’s, 500 Salisbury St. Big Jon Short - solo acoustic country blues. Free. 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Dan Kirouac & Sarah Gengel. DAN KIROUAC is a performing member of Beatles For Sale, the New England-based tribute band. SARAH GENGEL is lead singer/flutist/acoustic guitarist for The Groove Street Band. This duo performs together covering a wide variety of pop, rock, soul, R & B, and Motown classics. More information is at dankirouac.com. Free. 5-9 p.m. Owen and Ollie’s Restaurant, 91 Mill St., Dracut. 978-957-4400. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests weekly Free. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508853-1350. Open Mic Sundays at Perfect Game With Bill McCarthy. Book your half-hour set in advance at myspace.com/ openmicworld. Email Bill McCarthy to a spot at openmcc@verizon. net. Free. 6-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. The Red Riders. Dance2Swing.com with lessons by Alan & Luan, no rhythm or partner needed! 7-10 p.m. Leominster Elks Lodge 1237, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. 978-840-3375 or theredriders.com. The Teseracte Players Of Boston present: “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER/Once More With Feeling” and “DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG BLOG” -LIVE! The Teseracte Players are New England’s premiere Shadowcast. facebook.com/pages/The-TeseractePlayers-of-Boston/348434259596 $10. 7-11 p.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/ events/520222048016358. Andy Cummings! No Cover. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. 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. The 90’s PARTY BAND “HOW BIZARRE” featuring members of The Flock, The Vig, Squeezer and more. HOW BIZARRE! THE up and coming 90s tribute band from Worcester MA, specializing in mostly Top 40 hits (pop, rock, alternative, dance, etc) from the 90s. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/pages/ How-Bizarre/451955381512926.

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>Tuesday 30 Open Mic With Bill McCarthy. Open mic with Bill newcomers welcome Free. 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Savor the Music of the World with TRIO AMAROSO. Savor Music of the World with Trio Amaroso. You will experience influences from Brazil, Latin American, Cuba, Spain, the islands of the Caribbean and Great Britain, and American Jazz. Songs by Jobim, Gershwin, Sting, Montoya, and others; traditional folk themes and original songs from members of the trio. Jim Porcella, vocals/percussion, Ron Murray, 7-string guitar/vocals, and Michael Monaghan, saxophones. Free. 2-3 p.m. Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle. 508-852-9007. Stephen Beckwith in Sterling MA. Luthier (guitar builder) Stephen Beckwith brings his handmade guitars and American Roots based music to the Harvest Grille every Tuesday night. Tuesdays are “Fajita & ‘Rita” nights so stop in for some great food and music in a relaxed atmosphere! 6-9 p.m. The Harvest Grille, 27 Main St., Sterling. 978-422-6020 or theharvestgrille.com.

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Open Mic With Bill McCarthy. Open mic with Bill newcomers welcome Free. 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Terry Brennan. 8-11 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. “See You Next Tuesday” with DJ Poke Smot! Downstairs! Guest DJ’s and Bands each week! No Cover! Check our Facebook page {facebook.com/ralphs.diner} for guests each week. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Jon Bonner. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508752-9439.

>Wednesday 1 Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Live Music with Matt Robert. Matt Robert’s presents a loose, rambling trip through the songbook he’s developed over thirty years of performing. The Worcester-based guitarist plays a blend of rootsy originals and interpretations of ancient folk, blues, and jazz, as well as current roots and rock tunes. Incorporating a wide range of guitar styles, including open tunings and slide, as well as mandolin and harmonica, Matt ties a thread between all types of seemingly disparate musical genres all with a sound of his own. All donations to the Worcester County Food Bank. facebook. com/mattrobertmusic. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or nucafe.com/events. OPEN MIC w/ FEATURE ACT. This Open Mic has been running for a year now. A great sounding room for acoustic performance. SongWriter’s Night the first Wednesday of every month. Great food and friendly staff. Hosted by Brett Brumby, all mics and cables supplied, just bring your instrument and love of music! Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669 or 56barandgrill.com. Wednesday Night Open Mic/local Musicians’ Showcase w/ Bill Mccarthy @ Guiseppe’s. Visit myspace.com/openmicworld for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@ verizon. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. “Krazy Wednesday Jam Session” with The “Get On Up Band”. The music is hot motown/funk/swing/blues style. We offer a drum kit, bass rig and a full PA system for all to use, so bring what you play and “ get on up” Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 1-774-823-3131. Brendan Kelley. 8-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-9268877. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.-midnight Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. 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. Free. 8:30-12:30 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Ladies Night with DJ Blackout. No cover charge. 10-1:30 p.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597.

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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: . 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or artsworcester.org. Assumption College: Emmanuel d’Alzon Library, Senior Studio Art Exhbiti, Thursday. 500 Salisbury St. 508-767-7272 or assumption.edu/dept/Library. Booklovers’ Gourmet, AP Studio Art exhibit by Bartlett High School students, Through April 30. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m.

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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.com/book Clark University: University Gallery, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, Noon-5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 950 Main St. 508-793-7349 or 508-793-7113 or clarku.edu. Clark’s Cafe and Art On Rotation Gallery, Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Admission: for gallery. 310 High St., Clinton. 978-549-5822 or 978-365-7772 or aorgallery.com. College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Gallery Talk by Chance & Necessity Artists, Thursday; The Fruits of Chance & Necessity, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, April 25 - May 24. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or holycross.edu/departments/cantor/ website. Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or danforthmuseum.org. Dark World Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. darkworldgallery.com. EcoTarium, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $14 adults; $8 for children ages 2-18, $10 college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members Free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special progra. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or ecotarium.org. Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham. 978-724-3302 or harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/ museum.html. Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-Midnight Wednesday, closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or fitchburghistory.fsc.edu. Gallery of African Art, Gallery of African Art Free Tours, Thursdays, through Dec. 19; Weekly Thursday Tours at the Gallery of African Art, Thursdays, through Dec. 26. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 62 High St., Clinton. 978-368-0227 or 978-5985000x17 or galleryofafricanart.org. Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (age 60+), $8 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087 or massaudubon.org. Museum of Russian Icons. Imaging the Invisible: Angels, Demons, Prayer and Wisdom, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Oct. 23 - April 27; Series of “One Icon” exhibitions, Through Aug. 20; Take it To the Curator, Friday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 , Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or museumofrussianicons.org. Old Sturbridge Village,April School Vacation, Through April 21. Admission: $7-$20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-3473362 or osv.org. Post Road Art Center.A Call to Artists: Abstract Show 2013, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays,

Saturdays, through April 25; Flower Show 2013, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through April 25. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-485-2580 or postroadartcenter.com. Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508-7548760 or preservationworcester.org. Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Mondays through Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday.

West Main St., Westborough. 508-870-0110 or westborogallery. com. Worcester Art Museum, Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation, Through June 9; Looking at the Stars: Prints by Imamura Yoshio, Through May 30; The Allure of Blanc de Chine, Through Aug. 31; Family Discovery Tour, Saturdays, through April 13; Zip Tour: “Earth Mother”, Saturday; Public Tour, Sundays, through April 28. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month,

The fourth annual Art for the Arts event, put on by the Auburn Cultural Council, part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. The show includes painting, drawing, pastel, colored pencil work and photography. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or printsandpotter.com. Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center. , Shades of Green: Artist Call for Exhibition, Friday - Sunday. Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or qvcah.org. Salisbury Mansion, Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org The Sprinkler Factory, A Dream Within a Dream, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, through April 25; Fridays in a Dream, Friday. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. sprinklerfactory.com. Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 21 Prichard St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-297-4337 or topfunaviation.com. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, through Dec. 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors & $5 Youth, Free to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. Westboro Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 8

10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org Worcester Center for Crafts, The Journey of Two Collectors: Barrett & Mahroo Morgan Collection, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 11. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or worcestercraftcenter.org Worcester Historical Museum, Game On!, Through May 18; In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Dec. 31; Stories They Tell, Through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org. Worcester Public Library, Art is 4 Every1 Spring Student show, Through April 28; Artist Reception-Wandering in the Woods: Art by Elaine Griffith, Saturday. Hours: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 3 Salem Square. 508799-1655 or worcpublib.org. WPI: George C. Gordon Library, Invented - WPI Patents Past & Present, Through Oct. 31; when 4x4 = 8, Friday; when 4x4 = eight, Friday - Sunday. 100 Institute Road. wpi.edu.


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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE’S SALE OF REAL ESTATE DATED: APRIL 23, 2013 By virtue and in execution of the power of sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Peter A. Pappas, of Northbridge, and Sandra A. Pappas, of Sutton, both in the County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, to the Southbridge Savings Bank, dated December 16, 2005 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 38038, Page 282, as ratified and confirmed in a mortgage given by Peter A. Pappas and Sandra A. Pappas to Southbridge Savings Bank dated December 16, 2005 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 38142, Page 210, which mortgage has never been assigned, for breach of the conditions of said mortgage, and for the purpose of foreclosing the same will be sold at public auction, on the premises described in said mortgage, and known as 82 Whitins Road, Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on Thursday, the 23rd day of May, 2013, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, all and singular, the premises conveyed by said mortgage, and therein described as follows: PARCEL ONE The land located at 82 Whitins Road, Sutton, Massachusetts, described as Lot A on Plan Book 742, Plan 79 in a deed recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 22009, Page 302, bounded as described as follows: BEGINNING at the most northerly corner of the tract to be conveyed by an iron pipe in the southeasterly line of Whitins Road at a point northeasterly a distance of 36.46 feet from the W.C.H. bound opposite station 42+8.69 of the 1958 County Road layout; THENCE by land now or formerly of Paul A. Speck S. 27° 00’ 35” E. two hundred and fifty-four hundredths (200.54) feet to an iron pipe; THENCE by land of said Paul A. Speck S. 56° 59’ 26” W. two hundred and seventy-nine hundredths (200.79) feet to a drill hole in a rock in the swamp; THENCE by land of said Paul A. Speck N. 27° 00’ 35” W. two hundred one and ten hundredths (201.10) feet to an iron pipe in the southeasterly line of Whitins Road; THENCE by Whitins Road N. 56° 59’ 25” E. one hundred sixty-four and twenty-six hundredths (164.26) feet to a W.C.H. bound; THENCE northeasterly by a curve to the right radius of 1175 feet for a curve distance of 36.46 feet to the point of beginning. CONTAINING 40,158 square feet more or less. PARCEL TWO The land situated off Whitins Road in the Town of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts shown as “residue” on a “Plan of Land in Sutton, Mass. Owned by Mark S. Foss, Trustee of Sutton Colonial Realty Trust, 1 in. + 100 ft., dated June 1, 1999, by Lavallee Brothers, Inc. 497 Central Turnpike, Sutton, Mass.” and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 742, Plan 79. CONTAINING 11.48 acres, more or less, according to said plan. Parcel One and Parcel Two being the same premises conveyed to the Grantors by deed dated June 13, 2002 and recorded at the Worcester South District Registry of Deeds in Book 26788, Page 073.Both of said parcels now being shown on Plan Book 769, Plan 3 as the “Retreat Lot”. BEING the same premises conveyed to us by deed of Philip R. Davidson et al. dated May 12, 2004 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 33655, Page 110. This document is recorded to correct an error in the notarization of the original Mortgage which is dated December 16, 2005 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 38038, Page 282. THE ABOVE PROPERTY IS CORRECTLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: PARCEL ONE The land located at 82 Whitins Road, Sutton, Massachusetts, shown as 50-2 A Speck 4965-422 on Plan recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, in Plan Book 742, Plan 79 and also described as Lot A in a deed recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 22009, Page 302, bounded as described as follows: BEGINNING at the most northerly corner of the tract to be conveyed by an iron pipe in the southeasterly line of Whitins Road at a point northeasterly a distance of 36.46 feet from the W.C.H. bound opposite station 42+8.69 of the 1958 County Road layout; THENCE by land now or formerly of Paul A. Speck S. 27° 00’ 35” E. two hundred and fifty-four hundredths (200.54) feet to an iron pipe; THENCE by land of said Paul A. Speck S. 56° 59’ 26” W. two hundred and seventynine hundredths (200.79) feet to a drill hole in a rock in the swamp; THENCE by land of said Paul A. Speck N. 27° 00’ 35” W. two hundred one and ten hundredths (201.10) feet to an iron pipe in the southeasterly line of Whitins Road; THENCE by Whitins Road N. 56° 59’ 25” E. one hundred sixty-four and twenty-six hundredths (164.26) feet to a W.C.H. bound; THENCE northeasterly by a curve to the right radius of 1175 feet for a curve distance of 36.46 feet to the point of beginning. CONTAINING 40,158 square feet more or less. PARCEL TWO The land situated off Whitins Road in the Town of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts shown as “residue” on a “Plan of Land in Sutton, Mass. Owned by Mark S. Foss, Trustee of Sutton Colonial Realty Trust, 1 in. + 100 ft., dated June 1, 1999, by Lavallee Brothers, Inc. 497 Central Turnpike, Sutton, Mass.” and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 742, Plan 79. CONTAINING 11.48 acres, more or less, according to said plan. Parcel One and Parcel Two being the same premises conveyed to the Grantors by deed dated June 13, 2002 and recorded at the Worcester South District Registry of Deeds in Book 26788, Page 073. Both of said parcels now being shown on Plan Book 769, Plan 3 as the “Retreat Lot”. BEING the same premises conveyed to us by deed of Philip R. Davidson et al. dated May 12, 2004 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 33655, Page 110. This document is recorded to correct an error in the notarization of the original Mortgage which is dated December 16, 2005 and recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book 38038, Page 282. The description of the property contained in the mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication. The above-described premises will be sold subject to all municipal taxes and other municipal assessments, rights or easements. A Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollar non-refundable deposit will be required to be paid by certified check or in cash by the purchaser at the time and place of sale and the balance upon delivery of Deed within forty-five (45) days of said sale at the office of Montague & Desautels, 334 Main Street, Southbridge, Massachusetts, 0l550. Other terms and conditions to be announced at the sale. SOUTHBRIDGE SAVINGS BANK By: Philip Pettinelli, President Present holder of said mortgage Gwendolyn Glass Carbone, Auctioneer Mass. Auctioneer’s Lic. No. 1647 Montague & Desautels Attorneys-at-Law 334 Main Street Southbridge, MA 0l550 Telephone: (508) 764-3244 4/25, 5/2, 5/9/2013 MS

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TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 7:00PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by Stephen Dunne, Hopkinton, MA. The project consists of replacing the existing wooden/steel dock with a removable non-corrosive aluminum/vinyl dock on Map 16, Parcel 9, for 64 Wilderness Drive, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. 4/25/2013 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON Sutton Planning Board Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Section VI.L of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw – Accessory Apartment Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of William and Gloria Lavallee of 16 Mumford Road to construct a detached 900 s.f. +/- accessory apartment above a 2 car garage at this location. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room at the Town Hall on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 7:10 P.M. A copy of the plans and application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Wayne Whittier, Chairman 4/18, 4/25/18 MS Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO12D2988DR DIVORCE SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION AND MAILING Barbara A. Gordon vs. Michael E. Gordon Jr. To the Defendant: The Plaintiff has filed a Complaint for Divorce requesting that the Court grant a divorce for cruel and abusive treatment. The Complaint is on file at the Court. An Automatic Restraining Order has been entered in this matter preventing you from taking any action which would negatively impact the current financial status of either party. SEE Supplemental Probate Court Rule 411. You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon: Barbara A. Gordon 12 Brookside Place Shrewsbury, MA 01545 your answer, if any, on or before 12/26/2012. If you fail to do so, the court will proceed to the hearing and adjudication of this action. You are also required to file a copy of your answer, if any, in the office of the Register of this Court. Witness, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: October 11, 2012 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 04/25/2013


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TOWN OF MILLBURY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Millbury Planning Board In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40, Section 15(C) of the Massachusetts General Laws, and Section 49 of the Millbury Zoning Bylaws, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 13, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA, on the application of the Town of Millbury Department of Public Works for a Scenic Road Permit for realignment of the Stowe Road/Charlton Road intersection that would result in the removal of 9 public shade trees. Plan is available to view in the Planning Office. Anyone wishing to be heard on this application should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chairman 4/25, 5/2/2013 MS

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Docket No. WO13P1209EA Estate of: Alexander P Portais Date of Death: 02/06/2013 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Alan P Portais of Millbury MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Alan P Portais of Millbury MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 05/07/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 12, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham, Register of Probate 04/25/2013 MS

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WORCESTER SOUTH The Spring Market is Here Are you moving this year? After what seems like one of the longest winters with record breaking snow storms in New England, the spring market has arrived. Things are normally pretty dismal from December through February in most areas. However, we are hearing from many real estate professionals that there is a lack of inventory for their buyers. If this continues into the spring market, there is enough pent up demand coupled with record low interest rates to cause values to go up in areas that have been hovering at the bottom for a few years. There are areas of the state, mostly towns in the eastern area, that have already seen market appreciation over the last couple of years. They will continue to see appreciation in these areas. Through December and January people were hibernating like bears for the winter. They just didn’t want to run around looking at properties in lousy weather. To make matters worse, gas prices and lumber prices were going through the roof. So overall, things were a little depressing. However now we are now in the midst of the spring market and the future is looking very optimistic. Activity has picked up tremendously in most areas and houses seem to be moving again. People are going to open houses on the weekend if the weather is good. Being somewhat conservative and cautious when it comes to predictions, I can at least say that it does not appear that the market is stagnant any longer. There is every indication that if rates remain low, we may see some market appreciation this year. The only fear is that this will eventually cause rates to go up. Apartment rents are stable

to increasing in many areas, with the demand for apartments increasing, as more and more people have lost their homes and need to rent for awhile .Availability of mortgage money for people with credit problems is still a barrier for some people to buy and live the American Dream. The window of opportunity for many to buy when both prices and rates are at an all time low, may close in the near future. After 27 years in the appraisal field, there is one thing that I have learned and that is that history repeats itself in the real estate market. Timing is everything and this is the time. So my advice to everyone is to BUY whatever you can now. Use your equity to buy real estate. Help your kids buy now as owning can be cheaper than rent if you find the right deal. Multifamilies are a great investment right now and have nowhere to go but up. Just make sure the cash flow is there. Appraisers have their work cut out for them to keep up, on a weekly basis, with what is happening in each market area. Every town may be different, and low end housing may be different than high end housing. New construction may be in a world of its own and under everything is the land, which really should be in demand more than ever as the existing housing is absorbed. Maria Hopkins, SRA, RA

All real estate is local. Property and its values are of interest to all middle class Americans, thus becoming a topic for discussion, with everyone having an opinion. Owning your own home and becoming part of a New England community is a lifestyle sought by many as they raise their families and pursue careers and lifestyles. Real Estate values are dictated by supply and demand, like any other commodity that we buy and sell. As the demand exceeds the supply, buyers drive up the prices. In our last downturn, foreclosures and short sales added to the supply and brought values down. A large percentage of homeowners who want to move from one home to another start with step two, Shopping for their new Home, before they find a buyer for their present home. For most, needing a buyer to be a buyer is the reality of the move. Many seasoned agents specialize in coordinated transactions, that is finding your buyer and finding your new home as one transaction, with The consumer client at the center of the transaction. Basic Real Estate 101 tells us three things are needed for a healthy housing market to thrive. They are buyers, sellers and money. As the market turns it first stabilizes before it begins to appreciate in value. Listings become fewer in supply. We should be just

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3 br 1 bath cottage. LR, DR & Kitchen w/ laundry room on 1st level, 3 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd level. New kitchen update in 2009. Enclosed front porch. On street parking only. Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

Orange $75,000

Fitchburg $186,900

Built in 1880 as a 2 family. No access inside from Unit 1 to Unit 2. City of Orange has changed the zoning to single family. Occupants need to go outside to access the other unit. Owner has used for business. Building was appraised when purchased as a 2 family. BOA across. Commercial and multi on both sides. Short sale subject to 3rd party approval. Buyer to deal with zoning dispute. Aberman Associates, Inc.  Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

Beautiful fully renovated Cape with a 2 car garage!! New hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors, amazing kitchen. Bathroom on the ďŹ rst ďŹ&#x201A;oor with access to a laundry room very convenient. The master bedroom offer a very spacious room with a design closet system. Other features include insulated windows, new siding, electric and heating. Aberman Assoc. Inc Moises R. Cosme 978-537-4971 x 23

Yasmin Loft

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Sherry Crocker

West Boylston $242,000

If you have a large family, you need to see this unique 4 bedroom, 2 1/4 bath ranch featuring ďŹ rst ďŹ&#x201A;oor family room with skylights, spacious kitchen with loads of cabinets, granite counters, built in appliances, plus garden window. Attached art studio with seperate entrance and cathedral ceilings. Full basement, corner lot, loads of beautiful perennial plantings plus vegtable garden area located in family friendly neighborhood with great public schools, close to reservoir and major highway. Aberman Assoc Inc. Anna Mary Kraemer 978-537-4971 x 25 www.annamarykraemer.com

West Boylston $269,900

Privacy surrounds this Antique Colonial 2-Family featuring 2/3 bedrooms per unit, wide pine ďŹ&#x201A;oors, french doors on both ďŹ&#x201A;oors, updated applianced kitchens, wide pine ďŹ&#x201A;oors, ceiling fans, attached 2 car garage, 36x40 two story barn with wiring and compost toilet. Separate storage shed. Property has large fenced in area for pets. New hot water heater, and oil tank. Aberman Assoc Inc. Anna Mary Kraemer 978-537-4971 x 25 www.annamarykraemer.com

Fitchburg $164,900

4 br 1 bath cape.  Move in ready, tastefully decorated, gleaming hardwood ďŹ&#x201A;oors in DR & LR, featuring a ďŹ replace with mantle surround. 3 bdrms on 2nd level, One bdrm currently used as ofďŹ ce space. 4th bdrm on ďŹ rst ďŹ&#x201A;oor used as den, ample closets thruout. Bright & sunny kitchen leads to enclosed 3 season breezeway with electric ďŹ replace & bar for entertaining or relax on spacious rear deck on those warm summer evenings. Oversized 1 car garage for storage or workshop. Bsmt laundry & partialy ďŹ nished area.  Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

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Gardner $199,900

Hilltop offers city views, level yard enclosed porch off the dining area, balcony off master and 2nd bedroom. Two ďŹ replaces. Aberman Assoc Inc Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

West Boylston $209,900

Nice family ranch in great neighborhood walking distance to reservoir. 6 rooms, 3 bedroom, 1 bath ranch with ďŹ replace in living room, dining room, Applianced kitchen with adjacent mud room. Full basement has 2nd ďŹ replace with great potential for a ďŹ nished basement family room. Home has recent roof, furnace, and 100 amp electrical service. Recent patio and new driveway. Roll up awnings on most windows. Great area for raising kids. Aberman Assoc Inc. Anna Mary Kraemer 978-537-4971 x 25 www.annamarykraemer.com

Fitchburg $169,900

2 br 2 1/2 bath townhouse. Spotless ready to move in. All kitchen applicances remain. Full unďŹ nished basement for all the storage you could need.  Aberman Assoc. Inc. Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

Townsend $279,900

3 br 2 1/2 bath colonial. Sparkling, young hillside colonial. New granite kitchen upgrade 2009. Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s porch. Deck, two car garage. Aberman Assoc Inc.Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x14 www.paulasavard.com

Clinton $450,000

COMMERCIAL - 6 acres site with single story 11090 sf building built and used as a church. On site parking. Easy access to Exit 26 I495 at Berlin town line .Conversions easily possible include ofďŹ ce building, restaurant (full kitchen and diningroom already on site. Gym. 1800 sf included 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; steel beam ceiling. Aberman Assoc Inc 978-537-4971 x 14 www.paulasavard.com

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Chandler Jones

This time last year, Chandler Jones was one of them – the hundreds of college gridiron greats who wondered where those God-given skills and hours of work on the field and in the weight room would take them. In Jones’ case, it took him to New England; the Patriots picked the standout defensive end in the first round with the 21st overall pick. He went from being raised in a strict, religious home where trips to church were an almost-daily occurrence and sleepovers with friends were a no-no, to following in the footsteps of his brother, Arthur, as a highly-touted NFL prospect. He was a serious contender for defensive Rookie of the Year before an ankle injury saw his fortunes take a turn for the worse. Jones will be in Worcester next week, Thursday, May 2 for an appearance at Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern. After a recent workout, number 95 called Worcester Mag to talk about his upcoming visit, Coach Bill Belichick, Ted Johnson’s ill-advised “ugly” comment about the wife of one of Jones’ teammates, the MMA and, oh yea, a little football.

Your brother, Jon, is an ultimate fighting champion in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Can you take him? No, I can’t take him. It’s funny you asked that, man. I get it about 150 times a week. All during the draft process and on Draft Day, sitting with all these other guys and they’re asking me if I can take my brother. Everybody asked me that, except Coach (Bill) Belichick. He didn’t ask me about any of my brothers.

Your other brother, Arthur, is on the Baltimore Ravens. How weird was it playing and losing to him in the AFC Championship? The first time we played them on Sept. 3 that was very weird, actually. I was just looking over at him and saying, “That is my brother over there.” But I enjoyed it. In the AFC Championship, even though I didn’t play because of my ankle, just being that far in the season with him was weird. I kind of have this bad feeling my mom was cheering for him. She was saying, “It’s his turn.” I was like, “Mom there are no turns in football.”

Tell me about that photo of the three of you that Jon Tweeted out after you lost to the Ravens. Did Coach Belichick ever

see it? No, I think it was written about in the newspapers, but I don’t think he ever saw it. I called Jon right away and asked him to take it down. I didn’t want to have a picture of me smiling on the Internet after losing. Your teammate, Rob Gronkowski, takes flak because he likes to party – even after losing the Super Bowl two years ago. Is it wrong to let loose after losing or is it just human nature? Rob is a great guy, a great teammate and a great friend of mine. We even hang out sometimes. Sometimes things happen you don’t want to, but they do.

I read where Jon said you’re “hypnotized” by the Belichick way. Is Coach a cult-like leader or is it more out of fear of being caught doing something wrong? It’s just the Patriot way. You just adapt to it. It’s the Patriot way or no way.

Is there anything you can tell us about Belichick that won’t land you in the doghouse? He’s just like he is on TV. That’s exactly what he is – keeps to himself, quiet. I don’t know if that will land me in the doghouse. But he has a reputation for, how shall we say, Family Owned & Operated For Over 50 Years

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using some rather salty language with players. That’s every coach. That’s been the same thing all way back to Pop Warner.

that before I joined the Patriots. It is what it is.

Speaking of dog houses, former Patriot Ted Johnson landed in your teammate Vince Wilfork’s dog house after calling his wife ugly. That’s just plain off-limits, isn’t it? Vince is a very good friend of

lot of people say I fell off during the season. I could work on my run game, too, but definitely my pass rushing.

mine. I don’t know (Johnson) at all. I thought it was very disrespectful. I am very close to (Wilfork’s wife) Bianca. She’s like the team mother.

So who would win an MMA match, Vince Wilfork or Ted Johnson? I never saw Ted Johnson. I never met him, but I’ll put it this way: I wouldn’t fight Vince.

How much of a surprise was it that Wes Welker went to the Broncos this offseason? I wouldn’t call it surprising. From my short career in the NFL, I definitely recognize it’s a business. Being with the Patriots, you see that. Guys are signed, cut and released all the time.

Do you ever get bothered by the business side of football? It’s always what it is. It’s my favorite quote. I’ve been saying

What aspect of your game do you most need to improve? My pass rushing. A

How much did the ankle injury impact your season? You looked like a good bet for defensive Rookie of the Year before you got hurt. Going into the AFC game I was on the active roster and approved to play. It was a high-ankle sprain and just wasn’t ready. I couldn’t go. But I’m feeling really good now.

So you’re coming to Worcester as a guest bartender. Have you ever been a bartender? No, I’ve never been a bartender. I feel like they got the description wrong. I think I’m just meeting and greeting.

OK, but if you were going to make a drink named after you, what would it be called? The “95 Special.”

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