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reg Steffon met me at the lower doors to St. Mary’s Albanian Orthodox Church and led me through them into the bustling and aromatic heart of the church. It was late, but the room was still surging with activity and warmth, with five trays of mousaka baking in the large kitchen ovens and kids laughing with each other at the outskirts of multigenerational tables. I felt like I had walked into a large family gathering, because I had. The Albanian community in Worcester is a vast network of trust, support, and cooperation that is the basis for its growth and the success of its members. Steffon’s first words to me — after introducing me to everyone from Councilor Konnie Lukes, Worcester’s first Albanian mayor, to Romeo Kote, head chef at the Aegean Restaurant, touching on every seated member in between — were to detail the different stages of immigration that categorized the room. “As you can see, the one thing that I’m really kind of proud of, or very happy about, is that if you look, you have new families and existing families working together. So we kind of kept the culture for the last hundred years, our families, now we have all these new families that are here, and they have enhanced it, and now we’re passing the baton onto them so that they can take it through the next hundred years.” In this week’s cover story, we look at the Albanian community Worcester, and how it continues to flourish and be an integral part of our local culture.

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Lack of teachers, space has UPCS students walking to other schools STEVEN KING

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eniors at University Park Campus School (UCPS) on Freeland Street may not have to walk shoeless through a blizzard – like grandparents like to tell of – but some of them did have to schlep it over to Claremont Academy on Claremont Street during their final year of high school this year. That’s because there was no teacher available at UPCS for certain math and science classes. It has raised the concern of at least one city councilor, who serves on the school’s parent advisory board, and puts the spotlight on school administration officials as they shape next year’s budget. Students taking Anatomy & Physiology, Biology and Calculus had to hoof it over to Claremont; it is a scenario Principal Dan St. Louis admits is not perfect. Whether it will be the same for next year’s seniors is an unknown at this point – the budget is still being finalized. “The reason for having no teachers [for the science and math classes] is a complex situation that involves a lot of moving parts,” St. Louis says. “It’s not just cut and dry. Because of our size our [funding] formula doesn’t fit the standard funding formula for Worcester Public Schools. We need to come up with creative kinds of solutions.” UPCS is a 12-room school for grades 7-12 that houses about 250 students. District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera raised the issue during a recent school budget hearing between councilors and School Superintendent Melinda Boone. Rivera is a member of the University Park Parent Council. She says the group has requested a meeting with school administrators and is working to set a time. Parents, says Rivera, are frustrated over some of the resources lacking in UPCS, concerns she says stem from a 2012 report by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) that pointed out certain deficiencies at the school. Rivera is particularly concerned about the level of per-student spending at the school, which she says is $6,400. That is less than the per-pupil costs for Claremont


The University Park Campus School on Freeland Street.

Academy, South High Community School and Sullivan Middle School, Rivera notes. “Maybe there’s a perfectly good explanation for this,” she says. “We want to be able to find out. We have parttime positions instead of full-time for math and science. Why are we lacking a teacher? It doesn’t make any sense at all. I think we deserve that position. We as a parent organization are saying it is unacceptable.” Attempts to reach Boone for comment have been unsuccessful. Multiple calls to Chief Academic Officer Marco Rodrigues were not returned.

Rivera says while she is not necessarily worried about the safety of seniors walking to and from UPCS for the math and science classes, she is concerned about the amount of classroom time lost. “The time to walk from one school to another is time that could be used for instruction,” Rivera says. There are other areas of concern, she adds, such as basic repairs and space constraints. In some cases, classrooms meant for a particular subject are not properly equipped, such as chemistry. “You have a chemistry


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A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

Things got hot, hot, hot in a hurry in and around Worcester at the end of May, sending families in search of a cool place to take the kids and homeowners reaching into their closets for their ACs. -1

SpencerBANK recently donated $1,000 to the Spencer chapter of Hearts for Heat, a nonprofit organization that provides heating fuel assistance to Spencer residents on a fixed income. +2

The Boys and Girls Club of Worcester was recently awarded $500 from the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation’s Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. +1

stART on the Street grew a crowd of roughly 20,000 on Sunday, despite hot temperatures and wind that had artists clinging to tents and art and craft pieces. +1


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Water and sewer uses in Worcester are seeing an increase in their rates and they could see more hikes in the future when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls for more improvements to the Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District sewage treatment plant in Millbury. -3

Baseball could return to Worcester next year under a proposal by the CEO of the Atlantic League, according to a news report. That might just rid fans of the bad taste left by the now-defunct Worcester Tornadoes. +3

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Justin Forret has been named City Hall Employee of the Month for June. He is a senior database developer in the Treasury Department. +1

Most area high schools enjoy sunshine during their graduation exercises, even if the heat proved a bit unbearable. +1

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here was a decidedly different look and feel to this week’s City Council meeting. Missing were the “Say No to Slotsâ€? signs. Silent were the voices of passionate opponents to a planned slots parlor to be built on the Wyman-Gordon property that only one night earlier died a swift death when City Manager Mike O’Brien and the developer behind the proposed $200-million gaming facility called off negotiations. Absent were the TV cameras, the row of chairs ďŹ lled by reporters who don’t typically cover the weekly council confab. It was back to the business of money transfers, budget talks and Jo Hart pleading for the attention of councilors over her latest cause (On Tuesday, she was calling for two-way travel on both Goldstar Boulevard and West Boylston Street). In fact, the only ones talking about the slots deal that never was were councilors, most of whom spent their time thanking everyone – the city manager, mayor, protesters and developers alike – for their role in a process that started with a bang when Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming, through its subsidiary Mass Gaming & Entertainment (MGE), rode into town with plans for a slot parlor that would create hundreds of jobs, pump millions into the local economy and build that long wished for, big-time hotel the city has craved. It ended, of course, with a whimper as O’Brien walked away from a deal that never really materialized, both sides miles apart – in terms of dollars that would be millions – when it came time to negotiate a Community Host Agreement. Sources say developers were offering $4 million to the city, which did not come close to meeting the city’s arm’s-length wish list. Throw in the state’s enormous take – 40 percent of slots revenues would go to the state treasury and 9 percent to the horse racing industry – and the nail was being hammered into the cofďŹ n. What had dominated discussions on the city’s east side, west side and all points in between ended with nothing more than a joint statement from O’Brien, Rush Street Chair Neil Bluhm and Mayor Joe Petty. “We have been working in good faith for several months to develop a strong slots casino plan for the City,â€? says Bluhm. “This has been a complex undertaking, with a multitude of factors impacting the project including the high state tax rate for the category 2 license, the reasonable mitigation requests from the city and escalating development

and operating costs. It recently became clear that we could not reach a mutually satisfactory host community agreement. We appreciated the professionalism of all those we worked with.� Having appeared on WTAG radio host Jordan Levy’s show and refusing to bite on the host’s attempts to get him to declare the deal dead, O’Brien left no doubt about the fate of a slots parlor in Worcester, saying it was “in our collective best interests� not to proceed with negotiations. “I understand and value that the state legislation and regulations were set to allow a completed host agreement to go to the voters to decide yes or no to a slots parlor only,� O’Brien says. “I also clearly understood it was my role to get to a host agreement that would integrate a slots parlor with our community. Both sides worked very hard to meet the reasonable expectations of the parties, but we could not get to a deal and felt it was


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classroom that you can’t do chemistry in,” Rivera says. Lab space at Claremont is one of the reasons that school is used. She makes note of a situation in the past when one of the school’s two bathrooms (one each for boys and girls) was out of order, forcing kids to have to walk to nearby Goddard School. School Committee member Tracy O’Connell Novick acknowledges the challenges at UPCS. “It is a small school with space constraints,” she says. “With science class it has as much to do with class size as anything else. The rooms are more suited for science at Claremont than University Park.” Claremont Academy is not the only school students have to walk to. Clark University is utilized for its library and gymnasium. “Is it perfect? No,” Novick says. “But we don’t live in a perfect system. South High, for example, has offered science lab in classrooms that were never intended for that.” It can be a detriment, she says, but the fact that UPCS students have access to schools like Claremont and Clark “has always been considered an opportunity.” For his part, St. Louis says with the fiscal 2014 budget still in flux, his school has already been given a little something extra for next year: a position to teach Literacy and Normalcy. He declines to say whether he has asked for teaching positions in science and math. Like Novick, St. Louis sees pluses and minuses with SLOTS continued from page 5

in our collective best interests to conclude without a host agreement.” On Tuesday, only one councilor actually appeared upset that a host agreement had not been reached. “Quite frankly, I am disappointed,” At-Large Councilor Mike Germain says. “I’m very disappointed … not because of anybody’s efforts here, but in the fact that we didn’t get a host agreement to look at. I am concerned about the people in the Green Island section and employment opportunities.” Had it come to fruition, the slots parlor would have been built in the Kelley Square area, in a Green Island neighborhood many say the city has neglected as it focuses on downtown and other improvements. “I looked at this as actually a positive in that the host agreement focused on employment opportunities for residents within some small mile or two from that location,” Germain says. “I did see it as a positive. I saw a place that was going to be lit up, brighten up neighborhood at night, add more foot patrols down there, add more security.” Germain and other councilors called for continued efforts to address the needs of residents and businesses in and around what is known as the Canal District on property owned by Wyman-Gordon. Contrasting his colleague’s disappointment, At-Large Councilor Rick Rushton lobbied an ambitious five-year agenda he says would see the completion of CitySquare, the construction of a large-scale hotel and other grand accomplishments. “We started this process three or four months ago,” Rushton says. “There was a lot of feeling there had to be immediate action, that we must cease, and now here we are three months later, three months away from what could potentially have been a vote, we now realize we are a more mature city than some people would give us credit for. We’re a city that has weighed in on way bigger issues than slots.” “I think this is going to be a good history lesson in the end,” he continues. “There are also some silver linings to this process. Big-time developers are looking at Worcester. Bigtime people think Worcester is on the move. We’ve known it. Kelley Square, Wyman-Gordon’s will be redeveloped within the next five years. A major hotel is on the horizon. Whether it be in CitySquare, Washington Square or North Main



having to access a different school for some classes. He says using Claremont is helpful in that UPCS is trying to build a sister school relationship with Claremont, which is also a grades 7-12 building. He points out that a lot of teachers who once taught at UPCS now teach at Claremont, breeding some familiarity between teachers and students. There is another benefit, St. Louis says: “Yeah, it’s a pain when you have to walk school to school, but it will be a pain in college, too, when you have to walk campus to campus,” he says. “We really see our senior year as college training.” Rivera says parents of UPCS students just want equality when it comes to prioritizing school needs. “We’re a school that you had the president who had the (previous) principal flown down (to Washington, DC) to talk about it as a model urban school,” she says. “We can get the attention of the president and do you know how many people called to congratulate us? Maybe one school committee member. These are kids who are going to college. We’re doing so much with so little. We’re at a point right now, parents, where we’re saying it’s enough. Our kids deserve better.” Have a news tip or story idea? You can reach Walter Bird Jr. at 508-749-3166, ext. 143 or by email at wbird@ Follow Walter on Twitter @walterbirdjr and find him on Facebook at walterbirdjr. And don’t miss Walter every Thursday morning at 8:35 with Paul Westcott on WTAG 580AM. Street, it’s going to be here. Buckle up, because it’s going to be awfully busy here. I feel strongly about where we’re going as a city.” Other councilors took the opportunity to champion efforts to expand the city’s tax base. “This is about courage,” District 3 Councilor George Russell says. “Courage of an administration that was willing to listen to a developer. Courage of two councilors [Konnie Lukes and Sarai Rivera] willing to stand up and say they didn’t think this was right. Courage of the mayor. The courage of the city manager to look over the proposal and have the courage to say this is just not going to work. Now it takes for all of us to have the courage to talk about recruiting new, taxable business for downtown Worcester and the area where the slots parlor was supposed to be. The same kind of enthusiasm we put behind getting JetBlue to town needs to be put behind getting new, taxable business here.” As for what might eventually happen with the vacant Wyman-Gordon property is anybody’s guess at the moment. Hotel developer Richard Friedman, who was working in concert with Rush Street Gaming, has an option on the land. He has been unavailable for comment. Petty says making use of the property remains a top priority. He even hinted at a possible eminent domain taking, noting a past council vote to make that an option. On a night when part of the budget hearings before the council meeting focused on O’Brien’s plans to empower the Worcester Redevelopment Authority (WRA) to play a larger role in shaping future development in the city, Petty suggested the group include Kelley Square in its plans. “Prior to this issue, the council took a vote on eminent domain taking,” Petty says. “I was going to take every effort to make sure this property is developed. When someone asked about CitySquare and tearing down the mall, [they said] it couldn’t be done. Gateway couldn’t be done. Both times, the council stepped up. This can be done, too. It needs to be done. Whether it be business, soccer fields, baseball, we need to get it done.” Have a news tip or story idea? You can reach Walter Bird Jr. at 508-749-3166, ext. 143 or by email at wbird@ Follow Walter on Twitter @walterbirdjr and find him on Facebook at walterbirdjr. And don’t miss Walter every Thursday morning at 8:35 with Paul Westcott on WTAG 580AM.

BUSTED STAB IN THE DARK: Robert Anderson wasn’t swimming at Bell Pond the other night, but he was there. Police say he stabbed a 50-year-old man several times, sending him to the hospital. The incident allegedly occurred around 10:43 p.m. Sunday, June 2 in a wooded area near Bell Pond, 238 Belmont St. The 47-year-old Anderson, who lives in Boston, allegedly stabbed the victim during an altercation. Police found the victim in the parking lot at Bell Pond. His injuries were considered non-life threatening. Detectives and members of the Crime Scene Unit interviewed witnesses at the scene and conducted a preliminary investigation. Anderson was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He was arraigned in Worcester District Court. GUN SHY: Police say 32-year-old Nathaniel Jones, 378 Chandler St., was acting nervous when he was pulled over while driving around 11:16 p.m. Thursday, May 30 on Chandler Street. Turns out he had good reason to be a bit jittery: Police say they found a handgun in the car. Oh, and he was driving a rental car that wasn’t in his name. Here’s what cops say happened: An officer pulled Jones’ car over and, after asking for a license and registration, was given an expired temporary license and a rental agreement in another person’s name. Bad luck for Jones: The rental agreement did not permit anyone else to drive the vehicle. A backup officer arrived just as Jones was becoming increasingly nervous, according to police. After ordering him out of the vehicle, cops searched inside and found a loaded .38-caliber handgun in the glove box. Jones did not have a license to carry, police say. He was arrested and charged with speeding, using a motor vehicle without authority, red light violation, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of a firearm without and FID Card and possession of ammunition without a firearm. OXYCO-DOH!-NE: A 20-something-couple allegedly peddling Oxycodone pills got their own bitter pill to swallow when cops busted them Wednesday, May 29 shortly before 12:30 p.m. Here’s how it went down: Police say Vice Squad members had been investigating 26-year-old Amy Bishop and 23-year-old Brandon Booth concerning the distribution of Oxycodone pills from their home at 37 Barclay St. On Wednesday, they executed a warrant and searched the apartment, with both Bishop and Booth present at the time. The search revealed Oxycodone pills, $884 in cash, a digital scale, a stash container and cell phones. Officers arrested both of them on charges of possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute and a drug violation within 1,000 feet of a school (Worcester Academy).

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The name “Rectrix” is a familiar one to Worcester. Last November, Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services was awarded the Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) contract at Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) as well as Hanscom Field. The company is not resting on its laurels, acquiring the FBO at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport late last month for an undisclosed amount. Rectrix operates five FBOs in Massachusetts and Florida. It purchased the Westfield-based aviation services and maintenance provider AirFlyte in January. “The acquisition represents a strategic initiative that will allow Rectrix to enhance its operations at Sarasota,” company executive chairman Thomas Russell says. “The result will be added customer benefits, including expanded maintenance.” In Worcester, Rectrix is working on expanding a facility that features more than 20,000 feet of heated hangar space. It also features concierge services, a flight planning room and pilots’ lounge. When the project is complete, the Rectrix Worcester FBO is expected to offer more than 40,000 feet of space to accommodate large, corporate aircraft. Of course, there is another bit of good news coming out of ORH: JetBlue announced earlier this year it is starting service out of the airport in November.

COMMON CAUSE: School Committee member Donna Colorio has made no secret of her displeasure with the state’s adoption of the Common Core education standard. She was among roughly 100 people at Worcester Public Library recently to learn and talk in depth about the controversial education standard in place in all but four states throughout the country. In some states where the standard was adopted, there is growing opposition, especially among Republicans. Colorio is critical of the School Committee’s decision in 2010 to adopt Common Core. She argues that Massachusetts already has strong academic standards and testing, including the MCAS. “Why,” Colorio asks, “when we are among the top in the nation of academic standards and testing, would the state, town and [School Committee] vote to change its academic standards to this untested, under-funded mandate called the Common Core? Where was the input allowed from our communities, parents and teachers?” Of particular concern to some critics, including Colorio, is what they see as a loss of control at the local level over education standards.

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PEACE OUT: With the city facing several episodes of violence over the first part of the

year. Straight Ahead Ministries is partnering with local churches, organizations and businesses to host Rep the Peace, a community block party in the Main South area at the corner of Main and Benefit streets on Saturday, June 8. The event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Congressman Jim McGovern, Mayor Joe Petty, city councilors and others are expected to attend. In addition to taking a stand against violence, guests will enjoy free food and entertainment, including a performance by Ray Charles’ stepson, Kevin L. A declaration of peace in the city will be read at 2 p.m. Rep the Peace is a program geared toward at-risk youths ages 14-24 and provides them the opportunity to volunteer in their community and advocate for peace over violence. What we want to know is whether, in the name of peace, McGovern will take the stage to rap with Kevin L. What do you say, Congressman?

A FIRST FOR EVERYTHING: The YWCA is doing a couple things for the first time this year, including launching its first team as part of the United Way of Central Mass. Youth Venture Team. The YWCA’s team, Worcester In action (W.I.N.), aims to raise awareness of social issues in Worcester, such as bullying, homelessness and cleanliness around the city. “We want to change the mindsets, dialogues, actions and perspectives of the younger people, who will be our future,” says 12-year-old W.I.N. member Ajia Riley, a sixth-grader at the Goddard Scholar Academy at Sullivan Middle School. Another YWCA first is its first official running team. The idea is to help residents improve their health and fitness through walking and running. NOT THIS YEAR: David LeBoeuf, who had been considering whether to jump into

the race for 16th Worcester District state Representative, has decided not to run. In a prepared statement, LeBoeuf says: “At this time embarking on a campaign would not allow me to give the deserved attention to my existing commitments in the community. My hope is that this race will start a long overdue conversation about the future of our neighborhoods and that the merits of each candidate will be assessed objectively. Again I am thankful for the outpouring of support over the last few weeks and look forward to running for public office in the near future.” Dan Donahue and Jim O’Brien have publicly declared their candidacies. Republican Carol Claros is expected to announce her campaign this week.


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Additionally, Mr. Bergman advocates for: • Assisting our small business owners by relaxing zoning requirements relating to parking in business/ commercial areas, as well as making progressive changes/improvements to their parking/metering needs. • Reducing budget expenses by promoting efficiencies within the administration of city departments. • Negotiating “PILOT” payments from the city’s largest non-profits by using the City of Boston PILOT Task Force Model. • Supporting the “Worcester Tree Initiative” and helping our city to recognize that trees are an invaluable asset to the landscape of our city. • Instilling pride in our city by better publicizing, commemorating and maintaining Worcester’s history, including its historic sites and park lands. A lifelong resident of Worcester, Mr. Bergman is married to Dr. Wendy Bergman and they have three children attending public schools. Mr. Bergman is a practicing lawyer, a former prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney-Middle District-Worcester and a past two term member of the City of Worcester Zoning Board of Appeals. He currently volunteers as a docent for Preservation Worcester. WORCESTERMAG.COM

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’ve been thinking about the word “resign.” It’s been all over the news recently; Lt. Governor Tim Murray resigned, State Representative John Fresolo resigned, and more recently, the principal of North High, Matt Morse, submitted his resignation. Just what does this word really mean? It can mean that one has moved on, seizing new opportunities. It can mean that one can no longer handle the requirements of the assignment; it can also mean that one has decided to beat superiors to the punch. Sometimes all three scenarios roll into one. Being pressured to resign and wanting to resign are two distinctly different ways in which to leave a job. In the case of Tim Murray, speculation has run rampant that his ability to win reelection was too badly damaged by the questions created by his earlymorning car crash and any affiliation with disgraced Chelsea Housing Commissioner Michael McLaughlin. I’ve known Murray for a long time; he’s no fool, and he doesn’t like losing. He’s a competitor by nature, and a very determined one, and if he sensed that a loss was in the cards, he might have folded them without pressure from outside sources. I haven’t had a sit-down with our former mayor yet – I still owe him a beer – but I’m willing to bet he put his choices on a scale and made the best decision for his future without pressure – unless you count the kind of pressure he puts on himself to always win. For Worcester, his acceptance of an offer to head the Chamber of Commerce means he’ll continue to work in our best interests. He probably did more for this city during his time at the State House than any politician ever has, and for that we should be grateful. But if you think Tim Murray is ever going to pull up a stool and spill his guts in some tell-all, forget it. Never has, never will. Fresolo? That’s another story. It appears that he went

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Morris A. (“Moe”) Bergman announces that he is a candidate for City Council At-Large. Mr. Bergman says that he is running because “our city’s tax base is shrinking and unless we reverse the current trend this issue will continue to be an obstacle in the proper funding of public school education for our children, economic opportunities for our families and a danger to the quality of life for us all”. “Only by reversing this trend and growing our tax base can we be assured that our city will have the tax revenues it needs”, he says. By doing so, he believes that, “we can properly fund our schools and reach appropriate levels of police, fire and municipal personnel and maintain a high quality of life without placing further tax burdens on already cash strapped property owners”. Mr. Bergman says that “it is time to recognize the reality that children who grow up in Worcester and go onto college often do not choose to return to Worcester to raise their families”. He feels that this has a negative impact on Worcester’s property values and tax base and that having a strong public school system can help change that. Believing that public safety has to continue to be a top priority, and that “everyone in every neighborhood of Worcester should be free of the fear of crime”, Mr. Bergman feels that city government has an obligation to its residents to “step up” with ideas to help make this happen. Employing innovative ideas such as expanding existing nuisance eviction laws to help residents, police and property owners remove individuals committing gun and other serious crimes in neighborhoods is an idea that he believes can get Worcester closer to this goal. Drawing on his background and experiences Mr. Bergman says that he would work hard to help grow our tax base and improve the quality of life for all of Worcester’s residents.

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out kicking and screaming, which is basically his style. We may never know what led to his downfall. A deal we aren’t privy to was worked out with Grafton Hill’s favorite son, something that kept his pension intact after four days of heat from the Ethics Committee. Nobody’s talking, but whatever it was that got him dragged to the woodshed must’ve been more serious than making bunny ears behind Martha Coakley’s head at a Christmas party. Fresolo is a rough-around-theedges sort – abrasive, really – but his constituency adores him. Maybe it’s best they remain in the dark; what they don’t know won’t embarrass them. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked about Morse’s resignation, well…I’d be able to afford parting gifts for all three. The T&G listed a boatload of negatives in its coverage of Morse’s resignation: everything from a low graduation rate to the heartbreak of psoriasis. The truth is, the Durkin Administration Building has morphed into a castle, with Irving Street turning into a moat with no drawbridge. The old Commerce High might be 100plus years old, but it’s impenetrable, and whatever is happening up on Harrington Way is unclear even to those of us who pull into the parking lot every day. One thing’s for sure: another Claremont debacle is to be avoided at all costs. That PR disaster still stings. Whenever Worcester Magazine’s former owner and publisher Allen Fletcher made personnel decisions that resulted in somebody pounding the pavement, he’d offer this bon mot to the grumbling staffers who objected: “Change is good.” Well, that’s up for debate. There are those who might argue it depends on the person being “changed” by the change. As for me, I’m resigned to the fact that my mother was right about loose lips, and their ability to sink ships.

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Remembering the Worcester tornado of 1953 Brittany Durgin Ron Provost was in his early teens when the tornado of 1953 tore through ares of Worcester and surrounding towns. Flipping through black paper pages adhered with black and white photographs and yellowing newspaper cutouts, Ron tells of riding his bicycle from his home in the Webster Square neighborhood, north, to where the natural disaster had wreaked havoc on homes and other establishments, to take photos of collapsed buildings and shredded tree

limbs. He was not a professional photographer by any means, but documented the result of the calamity with his “little camera.” Sixty years later, Worcester remembers the dreadful tornado through an upcoming exhibit of artifacts at the Worcester Historical Museum amd with people like Ron, who have saved images and stories from the time and is sharing them them with those who were living in Worcester at the time and those of us who were not yet born, but gather the historical importance through such documents. Images below from Ron Provost’s scrapbook





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simple drive through Worcester on a warm summer day, when the streets from Highland to Main, Plantation to Shrewsbury are filled with residents angling for a spot in the sun, is sufficient to get a sense of the city’s diversity. Nestled amongst the variety of ethnicities represented in the businesses and faces are a growing collection of those with Albanian descent; whether a member of the nearly 20,000 Albanians living in Worcester or an Albanian-owned business, the community is thriving as a whole and reflecting its heritage back onto the city, its now home. Sprung up around St. Mary’s Albanian Orthodox Church, Worcester’s Albanian community has served its own expansion through the strength of its bonds, and continuing to practice cultural traditions. It is with the help of their predecessors in Worcester that many Albanians fleeing the country in which they had been imprisoned for nearly 50 years, were able to transition to the United States, then prosper. Gregory Steffon, co-organizer of Worcester’s Albanian Festival, says, “We kind of kept the culture for the last hundred years, our families, now we have all these new families that are here…and now we’re passing the baton onto them.” They are living a shared heritage with divergent origin stories tempered by the ramifications of political shifts over time. Members of the Albanian community describe themselves as falling into one of two categories, either of the new Albanian Americans, who have come to the United States in the past 15 years, or a member of the “old guard,” the foundation of the ethnic Albanian community who immigrated to the US prior to the Communist takeover. Some settled here have never even been to Albania, but they have been treated with a rich cultural experience on behalf of all the parents before them yearning to preserve their roots. Others spent most of their lives in a subdued, sterile Albania robbed of the freedom of cultural identity by a devious and restrictive government, but are now, in Worcester relishing in its possibilities and contributing to its prosperity.

COMMUNISIM TAKES HOLD fter the second World War,


Communism took hold in Albania. Once the war was over, Enver Hoxha, founder of the Albanian

Albanian tradition, American home Communist Party, triumphed over his opponents within the party as well as the Anti-Communist movement, elevating himself to Prime Minister of Albania. Hoxha was driven by a desire to industrialize and reinvigorate the economy of Albania, as well as to strengthen Albania’s self-reliance, but the results he achieved came at a great cost: the individual freedoms of the Albanian people and the identity, of the nation. He instituted strict Stalinist measures, including widespread and unjust executions and imprisonment, of anyone deemed oppositional or in the way of his Communist goals and tyrannical perspective of power. These ranged from those he deemed threatening to his dictatorial rule — landowners, religious leaders, and rural clan leader – to those who challenged his governmental system itself, including outspoken intellectuals, resisting peasants, and disloyal government officials. His brutalization of free thought did not merely target individuals but institutions as well, with the effective eradication of religion in the country through the closing of all religious institutions and silencing of their teachings, and the reappropriation of all intellectual, social, and educational efforts for the benefit and advancement of his Communist state. Hoxha removed the Albanian people from interaction with the world at large by breaking ties with the rest of the world powers in an attempt to make Albania a stand-alone representation of his governing ideals. Hoxha grew more paranoid and radical as time went on, refusing to allow Albanian nationals to leave the country during his rule. Under his leadership, the country saw increased industrialization, improved public health, and a more egalitarian distribution of wealth, but also a systematic tamping down of the Albanian culture and an imprisonment of its peoples, their goals, and their passions.

PRESERVING TRADITION or the newer generation of Albanian


families here in Worcester, and all over the United States, coming together with the older generation of families who settled here before Albania’s Communist era was like stumbling upon a time capsule of Albanian culture placed long before the World Wars and subsequent political strife remodeled their country. As Franklin Zdruli, coorganizer of the Albanian Festival in

Worcester, describes the phenomenon, “For 30 years—from 1967—they destroyed churches, they destroyed the fundamentals of being a human being, the belief. Coming from a country that had closed borders for 50 years and oppressive belief for 30-something years, coming to a free world, a free country like the US, I’ll tell you one thing, what we have learned through the church, and what

{ coverstory } really didn’t know who we were. Now there are 20,000 of us, we’re the second largest minority group in the city.” It has been in the past 15 years that these roughly 20,000 new Albanians have come to Worcester, most because they had relatives or friends here who provided a starting point and a location for them to begin new lives. Zdruli, whose grandfather was an American citizen who lived his STEVEN KING

Everyone is invited to join in traditional Albanian dance at the Albanian Festival.

I have found here in the community, is that borders divide people, traditions that we found here, bring people together. We found traditions that have been preserved here in a way that you cannot believe. Traditions that have been lost in Albania.” At the heart of this revival for newer Albanian families in Worcester is the church, St. Mary’s Albanian Orthodox Church on Salisbury Street, where the 30th Albanian Festival was held this past weekend. Because of the exclusion of religion from Albanian life throughout the Communist era, the church has been significant to the “new guard” of Albanian families in a faithful sense, but it has been secularly important as well. Acting as a base for the community, the church is a center of the vast network that has allowed so many to return to their culture in a new land. Councilor and former mayor Konnie Lukes, herself, is a source of pride for the Albanian community as well as a symbol for women, having been both the first Albanian mayor in Worcester and the first popularly-elected female mayor in the city’s history. Lukes talks of the difference between the community’s population now and when she was a child, saying, “When we were growing up, we

whole life here, describes his own decision to move to Worcester after the fall of Communism: “I came to Worcester just for the simple fact that I was going to find a lot of support, because of the church and a well-built community. That’s why we came here, and we want to make this community grow and interact with the outer community at large in Worcester, because now we’re part of it.”

CARRYING ON TRADITION t. Mary’s church has played a


valuable role in preserving Albanian culture. Zdruli credits the church with his own sense of ethnic identity, “This community here, the community of the church, I believe it just passed the 100year mark, and this is actually not only the basis of the Worcester community, but also this community has played a very huge role in keeping the Albanian identity alive for Albanians – if it wasn’t for this community, and if it wasn’t for the church, I don’t believe we would have continued on page 12



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had an Albanian identity today.â&#x20AC;? Local ďŹ lmmaker Andrea Ajemian, herself an Albanian who can trace her American roots back to her great-grandfather Kosta Pano, who helped establish St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, says the church has given her a link to her own ethnic traditions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The food and dancing and church events are what have kept me connected to my heritage over the years, as well as my amazing Albanian relatives. Baklava and Kadaif and Petulla will not fade from your memory once youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried them. To me, when Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m at a family wedding or a festival and I see my mom do those Albanian dances, and see how great she is at them, it reminds me that dancing, and music, and food, and customs are what help to keep any community unique, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to be part of the Albanian community here in Worcester.â&#x20AC;? Ajemian also makes mention of her Albanian cookbook, published by the Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Guild of St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Orthodox Church in Worcester in 1977, which is pages of Albanian history and customs before delving into authentic Albanian cuisine. For Albanians, much of their custom is related to food, and that is ever apparent listening to descriptions of the festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu told by festival head chef Mark Johns of Holden and owner of the



{ coverstory } Aegean Restaurant in Framingham, items prepared by Aegean Restaurantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head chef Romeo Kote, which include 1700 pounds of lambs and chickens, 20 trays of mousaka for 500 orders, spinach and leek pies, petulla and vanilla ice cream, baklava. These are the scents of the freshly cooked foods clung heavily to the air, beckoning, at the festival. Because the chefs wanted to make everything fresh and provide festival-goers with the ďŹ nest dining experience, it took an entire week, cooking late into each evening, to prepare the food for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Albanian Festival, with an attendance of approximately 20,000 over three days. People come from Chicago, New York City, even Toronto to the festival, which celebrates Albanian culture with traditional music, food, and dancing, and this year featured three Albanian celebrities: Tony Dovolani of Dancing with the Stars, stand-up comedian Elvis Pupa, and USA Olympic Volleyball team player Donald Suxho. It is an opportunity for Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Albanian community not just to gather together and embrace their shared traditions, but to open the experience up to the rest of Worcester as well, fastening their culture always more ďŹ rmly onto the already diverse collection that makes up Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s identity. For all of the cultural preservation

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on behalf of the old guard of Albanian Americans, there is an equal gift the newer families have brought with them for the old: The Albanian language. Both Steffon and Ajemian, progeny of families long rooted in the US, speaks of not being ďŹ&#x201A;uent in Albanian. Ajemian describes how the inďŹ&#x201A;ux of new families has changed that trend: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now Worcester has a huge Albanian population, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just awesome. As it tends to be in America when people move here from other countries, with each generation after, the language gets lost a littleâ&#x20AC;Śthatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great to have so many recent immigrants from Albania here. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t speak Albanian, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d love to learn.â&#x20AC;? Kreuza Disho, who moved here after the fall of Communism when she was 22 and now owns her own business, Dippinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Donuts, believes she and other newer immigrants play an important role in the continuation of the Albanian language here on American soil. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We try to keep it alive for the kids as well; we are trying to

open the Albanian schools. We had one functioning for a little time but we ran into some difďŹ culties, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re planning to open something next year and we have a daycare here also for the Albanian kids. It will be a place they can learn the Albanian language and pass it onto the next generation.â&#x20AC;?

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reality. “This is what I experienced: Life is hard, you have to work really hard to get somewhere, but if you work hard, you get somewhere. This is the American ideal. This is what the Albanians know by now: If you go to school, get good grades, you’ll get a good job, you work hard, you’ll get somewhere. And we kind of know this by now, so we go by that. If you do the right things, you get the right things back.” Disho describes how her experience living in a fundamentallyrepressive society inspired her to take advantage of the possibilities in America: “Where we lived, we worked hard but everything was owned by the government. We weren’t allowed to have a house, we weren’t allowed to have a car, we weren’t allowed to have a business, but we still had to work very hard to make a living for our families. Here it was like a bird getting free of the cage, you know, and we have so many opportunities here, so people are working harder to achieve what they were missing in their life.”

CHANGES IN ALBANIA hen Hoxha died in April


of 1985, he was officially succeeded by Ramiz Alia,

whom he had chosen based on a shared dedication to Communism and a seclusion-bred self-reliance for Albania. By this time, the discontent of the masses had become impossible to ignore, with internal unrest matched by international criticism. Alia began tentatively loosening restrictions, starting with the allowance of social discourse over the state of the nation and the issues plaguing it, which ultimately led to decreased enforcement of more oppressive restrictions and a strengthening of relations with other countries. Soon, the borders were made just slightly more permeable with the relaxation of travel restrictions, and by 1991 the exodus had begun, with Albanians, particularly the younger generations, taking their first opportunity to escape the confinement that had stifled their nation for nearly 50 years. The choice was a challenge, but a necessity for many, like Zdruli who explains that “all of us here, maybe I am mistaken, but I don’t believe so, 90 percent of all the Albanians that have come to this country after the fall of Communism have come to this country only with two bags in their hands and maybe with money that they borrowed from other people.” It was from this point, and more so after the eventual success of the Democratic Party of Albania and the

founding of the Republic of Albania in 1992, that the new guard of Albanians began to emerge all around the US, expanding the pre-existing populations of families who had come long before. Families and individuals were granted asylum in the US, and they flocked to areas where Albanian communities already existed.

CREATING COMMUNITY orcester, already a stronghold


for the Albanian diaspora from prior generations, had the added appeal of having been a generous host city for Albanian refugees during the war in Kosovo. St. Mary’s church has provided the root system for these newer Albanians, but their relationship with Worcester has grown well beyond the church community itself. Disho notes that “the beginning is just a transition, and then you’re settled here, you live here, your family, your friends are here, and Worcester becomes a very important part of your life. You live in this community and you care about the community because it’s not that we only get involved in doing Albanian things, we get involved in doing other stuff too, like

the school where our kids go, their sports, our work, so it’s a very important part of our life.” Zdruli also feels a strong bond to Worcester beyond just the Albanian community here. “The Albanians of Worcester, in the coming years, will be a driving force not only for keeping alive our traditions and culture but also to be a driving force for the city, because … we not only came here and tried to make the best for ourselves, but also we are contributing towards the economy of Worcester—raising children, buying homes, opening businesses, employing people.” Despite the success many recent Albanian immigrants have experienced in the US, they have not forgotten their homeland. Effie Qeleshi, another new arrival, says, “the best thing for our tradition is we have support for our families. It is the best Albanian tradition.” The country has undergone a series of tribulations in the years since shaking free of the shackles of Communism. Many of these, including economic distress, an armed revolt in 1997, and the Kosovo War in 1999, have brought new waves of emigres from the nation. But even as their resolve has been tested, Albanians have found refuge in their deepest tradition: Community. Disho remembers being on

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the other side of the relationship between fresh immigrants to the United States and settled families, and like the rest who make up the network, she pays it back in kind, “Most of our community is very family-oriented. We support each other and we are friendly too, so if we see that somebody just comes from Albania, we try to help them. No matter what, because we have had those experiences—like I had support in my cousins.”

ATndHOME for those who have chosen to


remain in Albania, the support network is equally relevant. Qeleshi laughs, but is serious and proud as she tells of relatives back in Albania, that “are also lucky because we are always sending the money there. We always take care of them.” No doubt this continued interconnectivity of lives and a maintained responsibility on behalf of flourishing Albanians for those who are still wading through challenges has allowed the country the traction and its citizens the safeguard needed to move from the dark days of Communism into a brighter Democratic future. Albania’s economy is still lagging, making the rough transition from a closed, centralized



economy to a more open-market one in a time when the entire world and the European Union in particular are struggling through the economic downturn we have been all too aware of since 2008. As Stefani notes, “The country has changed dramatically from when we left 10, 12 years ago, for the better. The infrastructure is much better. A lot of things are like here now, you know you’ll have the iPhones and you’ll have the Internet. Like when I left, you had like, the modem. And now they have the same speed and the same technology…but when it comes to export, import, all those things like industry and producing things in the country, it is still behind.” Still, she says, “people are not leaving the country like they used to. The country opened the borders and they are part of an agreement with the European Union now so they can travel without visas and go somewhere for three months. But they are not going and staying there, they are not emigrating like they used to. Which means people, in a sense, are OK where they are.” Likewise, those who have come to Worcester are happy where they are. Many Albanians in the area identify themselves as American, and readily relay their love for the country and their appreciation for what coming here has offered them. Beyond that, they identify themselves as

a part of Worcester, a home they found that shared an attention to family that was so ingrained in their own culture. For Disho, the choice to stay here was an obvious one. “When I first came here, I was looking toward New York and Boston, but when I experienced Worcester, it’s more family oriented. It’s the perfect place to raise your children; its quiet, low crime, and like everything, whatever you needed in the big city, here you have everything.” While their ethnic pride and a love for their origins and culture are still strong, this has manifested in the maintenance of their cultural traditions here in the US, and a sharing of these traditions with our local community and the American community at large. Events like the Albanian Festival allow the group to showcase their heritage through things like traditional music and dancing, which, for Albanians, is a mode Alex Stefani, 6 years old, of oral history as well wears what he calls his man skirt. as celebration of their identity. For Zdruli, traditions; we are one of the oldest races and many like him in Europe which had the basis of freedom here in Worcester, these events and the and Democracy. We called ourselves sons continuation of the Albanian culture here of eagles, and coming to a free country, is just another step in the long journey we are bringing the Albanian spirit to a Albanians have traveled through history. new world. The spirit of the eagle.” “Albanian culture does not stop at 50 years. We have thousands of years of



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Worcester’s literary jewel welcomes poets Taylor Nunez

It’s hard to imagine that renowned poet and Worcester native Stanley Kunitz once believed Worcester was best seen in his rearview mirror. With a childhood marked by family tragedy and financial woes, it took nearly four decades after his departure from the city in 1925 for Kunitz to make his great return to Worcester. Today, Kunitz’s life and works are celebrated with much thanks to Carol Stockmal who owns Kunitz’s childhood home and offers house tours, and Judith Ferrara. Coming this summer to 4 Woodford St., beginning on June 15, will be a series of writing workshops for writers of all varieties to write in the home that Kunitz resided in as a child. The home is noted subject of his famous work and today stands as a literary landmark designated by the American Library Association.

Born to a single mother, Yetta, in 1905, Kunitz arrived just six weeks after his father committed suicide. The youngest of three children, Kunitz and his family would experience hardships during the early years of his life. Later, Yetta would marry Mark Dine and the couple, along with Kunitz and his siblings, would move into a two-family, three-story house in 1919. The happy occasion took a drastic turn when less than a month later, as Dine was hanging drapes on New Year’s Eve, suffered a massive heart attack and died. “His two fathers died tragically. It was a terrible thing for Stanley. Now, his mother was left to struggle again,” explains Judith Ferrara. For Yetta, a seamstress, it proved difficult to provide for her family and keep them together. In 1925, Kunitz accepted a full scholarship to Harvard University and said goodbye to the city, the setting of his painful past. It was during his time at Harvard that his mother would lose the home she fought to keep throughout Kunitz’s childhood. Upon graduating, Kunitz chose not to return to Worcester but moved to New York City — where he would live much of his life, splitting his time between there and Provincetown, Mass. - and eventually was married and become an editor and a poet. It was not until 1961 that Kunitz made a triumphant return to Worcester to accept an honorary doctorate from Clark University. During that visit and during subsequent ones, Kunitz would actively search for any of his three childhood homes. However, because of the construction of highway 290, his homes previous to the one he moved into in 1919 were destroyed. Twenty-four years later, on a fateful day, an 80-yearold Kunitz would finally find the family home he had been searching for. It was 1985 and Kunitz had returned to Worcester once again for a week-long birthday celebration organized by the Worcester County Poetry Association. At this point in his life, Kunitz was a renowned poet having won a Pulitzer Prize and a

National Book Award. During the celebration, Kunitz asked students from Worcester State College if they would drive him around the area so he could search for his childhood home and show his family and friends where he grew up. It was an important mission for Kunitz. “He had not step foot in that house in six decades and yet, he couldn’t get it out of his mind,” Ferrara says. As the car turned onto Woodford Street, Kunitz realized he had finally found the home. Photo/Stanley Kunitz-Stockmal Collection, Clark University Archives and Special Collections

It was just six years earlier in 1979 that Carol and her late husband Greg Stockmal purchased the home. Because of its age, the house needed much work but Carol felt a connection with the home. Instead of remodeling, the couple worked for years to restore the original charm the house still boasted. Prior to Kunitz’s discovering the home, the Stockmals had believed the home could have belonged to Kunitz’s family. When the Stockmals had a security system installed, an electrician had found a bandage with, “Sterilized Ideal Adhesive Strip - Distributed by M. Dine Worcester MA” printed on it. (When Dine was still alive, he and Yetta ran the Dine Dress Manufacturing Company.) When they bought the house and began to restore the home, they found similar things, but didn’t make the connection until they started to read newspaper articles about the famous poet who once lived in their neighborhood. From 1980 until 1985 when Kunitz found the home, the Stockmals attended some of his readings

but never approached him. On the day Kunitz found the home, the Stockmals happened to go apple picking and were returning home when they saw Kunitz standing in front of their home. “There was a lot of, ‘what are the chances.’ They invited him in and it was a transformation. He was mesmerized,” says Ferrara. The encounter sparked a twenty-year friendship between Kunitz and his wife (fellow poet Elise Asher) and the Stockmals. The couples engaged in letter correspondence and later, after the death of her husband in 2009, Carol Stockmal donated all of the letters to Clark University’s archives where they remain today. During his first visit, one thing Kunitz pointed out to his wife was a pear tree he planted with his mother as a child and how delicious the pears were. The pear tree was still standing and for the next twenty years, the Stockmals sent pears to New York City for Kunitz. As Ferrara explains, “This made him write the poem, ‘My Mother’s Pears’ about his life, his struggle. It’s a tribute to his mother, but also a tribute to Carol and Greg. One of the lines is, ‘Those strangers are my friends.’” Up until his death, Greg Stockmal would give tours of the home. Ferrara and her husband John met the Stockmals through the Worcester County Poetry Association in the early ‘90s. Eventually, the Ferraras would volunteer at the home for different tasks, such as greeting guests and answering questions. Both families became close friends through their passion for poetry and Kunitz’s work. The house has provided much to the artistic community. Today, several rooms of the home are used as galleries for artists. In fact, Ferrara, a poet and painter herself, has had an exhibit of her work there. Additionally, each Columbus Day, there is an open house. Another tradition is the celebration of Kunitz’s birthday, who passed away in 2006 at 100 years old. This year, the birthday celebration will take place Sunday, July 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Perhaps even more notable than what the house gives to others is what finding the house gave to Kunitz himself. “The house is so full of stories and it’s part of our literary heritage. It provided [Kunitz] with such a richness of writing because poetry is so rooted in emotion and once he tapped into that, he was writing about his childhood.” Seeing how the home provoked such a creative and artistic response from Kunitz was the seed to Ferrara’s idea for a writing series and with Carol Stockmal’s assistance, the series will launch for an initial run this summer. The five-workshop series will give an opportunity for attendees to not just examine Kunitz’s work, but generate new writing as well. “The whole series is founded in the idea that each of the five instructors and facilitators will use certain poems of Kunitz’s to reach back to their own homes and childhoods,” Ferrara explains. Ferrara believes that being present in an influential space of an artist can really lead to inspiration. “You kind of tap into this aura … it’s an aura and a place where it gives writers an extra edge. If you are a writer, this is an opportunity and a privilege to tap into the aura of one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.” To see the workshop schedule, visit wcpa.homestead. com/SK_SummerWritingSeries.html. It should be noted that these workshops will be intimate and only 10 attendees can be registered for each. JUNE 6, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM


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Sitting in a chair, Popa Chubby set the tone of the evening immediately by pulling out the rocker cliché, “Lemme hear you say YEAH!” After three or four of those, he leaned closer into his microphone and informed the audience that “Nobody, nobody, nobody tellin’ me what to do.” With that, he launched into the first song of the evening at full tilt, his blues power trio in gear. The Friday night crowd, filling about half of the performance area at the Bull Run in Shirley, Mass., was in for a night of in-your-face rockin’ blues, without even a trace of dynamics. Every song was pretty much at full volume, with no apologies.

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After the opening blues shuffle tune, titled “Nobody Tellin’ Me What to Do,” of course, Popa Chubby and his band played a slow blues tune “for the people,” called, appropriately, “People’s Blues.” From his new CD, “Universal Breakdown Blues,” it featured a few rounds of guitar pyrotechnics before he even got around to singing. By this time, he had the crowd in his hands. The lyrics intoned the idea that all the music he plays is for his audience, and everyone there was feeling the love. A rollicking original blues boogie, “69 Dollars,” followed. At this point, someone in the audience asked for Hendrix. Popa Chubby, aiming to please, played a fun, albeit very loud version of “Hey Joe,” to seemingly everyone’s delight. Popa Chubby and his band then began the best stretch of the evening. A great, thumping original, “I Ain’t Giving Up,” featured some of his cleanest, most focused playing of the show. Like most of the songs, though, it took too long to end, as he felt the need to grind out multiple rounds of lead guitar before finally nodding at the band members to wind it up. The crowd certainly didn’t seem to mind, though. What transpired next was a head scratcher, which actually turned into a pleasant surprise, and in my mind, the highlight of the evening. A rapid-paced surf rocker morphed into an instrumental version of the “Godfather Theme.” Man, it worked. As if that wasn’t strange enough, they broke into a full-tilt mid-tempo blues version of “Over the Rainbow,” also as an instrumental – great stuff. Next, a tune sounding like Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child,”

actually became “Rock Me Baby” once he began singing it; again, some great guitar playing. At this point, the show began to deteriorate, as Popa Chubby switched over to a small drum kit set up for him, and, inexplicably, broke into a tradeoff drum solo with his actual drummer; totally unnecessary and rather tedious. That segued into a short version of “Whole Lotta Love,” honoring Zeppelin drummer John Bonham’s birthday – a nice touch. They couldn’t leave well enough alone, however, as four more Zeppelin tunes followed, all sounding like a band rehearsing amongst themselves. After fumbling through a decent version of “That’s Alright Mama,” they closed the evening with an extremely mediocre “Little Wing.” Heading for the exits, I thought to myself that Popa Chubby would be perfectly suited for a biker rally. Popa Chubby is a veteran in the music business, having released his first CD in 1994, and an incredible 22 more since. He grew up on the streets of The Bronx, and the “tough guy” attitude remains, visually seen with his sleeveless top and many prominent tattoos. There is no subtlety in his guitar playing, and although he has quite impressive chops, it comes out sounding like a mish-mash of token riffs, like a kid trying out a rock amplifier in a music store. He came across likeable enough, and he pulled a lot of smiles from the crowd, and really, that’s what matters, and that is why after decades in the business, he’s still at it.

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Though the origins of the William Thompson Funk Experiment are low-key and comical, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing to laugh at with this solid, grooving outďŹ t. Though the band maintains a laid-back attitude, it is a tight, expressive funk band that draws on lots of styles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both the expected and unexpected â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to create a sound rooted in the traditions of funk and reggae, but cognizant of present styles, too. The band, says guitarist Nick Sergeant, started out in the suburbs of Worcester as WTF, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;What the Funk,â&#x20AC;? and was long referred to by various plays on those initials. They had their eventual name handed to them at a Tammany Hall show a while back when a friend spontaneously announced them to the audience as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;William Thompson Funk Experiment.â&#x20AC;? The band rolled with it, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been their name ever since. William Thompson Funk Experiment brings its alternative, psychedelic funk to Tammany Hall in downtown Worcester for one of only a few area shows on Saturday, June 8. Sergeant says that the band members bring a lot of variety to the stew. Though, he says, their collective favorite groups are Deep Purple and Ween, he also notes the inďŹ&#x201A;uence of funk bands, like Lettuce and Parliament/Funkadelic, as well as cerebral rock groups, like Pink Floyd and Tool. Then, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the jazz background of the two members who attended Berklee. Last, he says, front man Nico Ramey brings some hip-hop and R&B ďŹ&#x201A;avor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ocean Jam,â&#x20AC;? from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shine Time,â&#x20AC;? sums up the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s approach pretty well, bookending a rocking funk jam with a chill, ambient groove. Guitarist Nick Sergeant negotiates each vibe, offering ethereal whale calls and glistening, chorused chord ďŹ lls in the mellow jam, and a balls-out wah-wah solo in the funk portion. Keyboardist Justin Bradley demonstrates high-level chops and intimate familiarity with vintage keys sounds, laying down chunky, spaced out Rhodes and wild synth pitch bending, with tones right off of â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s records, by the likes of Pink Floyd, Herbie Hancock, or Weather Report. Combined with Elote Villanuevaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soaring soprano sax soloing, and the faraway, freakout lyrics of front man Nico Ramey, twisted with digital delay, the tune really cooks, with great band interplay, big chops, and wide dynamics. It is a sonic delight. The rhythm section of Adam Casten

(bass) and Tim Hetu (drums) is just what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and want â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from a funk band: tight, dynamic, and potent. The live act is a stoner party on stage, with steady dance grooves and a broad sonic palate of horns, keys, guitar, dubstyle rapping, and plenty of histrionics and ear candy, perfect for club music and perfect for the dancing Tammany throng, which loves WTFE. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise that the band has made its biggest impact in front of festival crowds, and has become a threeyear regular at the Strange Creek Festival in GreenďŹ eld, Mass.; last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Road Festival in Worcester; and the Camp Cold Brook Festival in Barre (the band plays it on June 21). Sergeant says that the band does best in front of the varied crowds that festivals tend to draw and that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve picked up lots of fans in that environment. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to see how someone who might not be attracted to funk per se might hear things to enjoy in WTFEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sound, which, as Sergeant says, mixes reggae, hip hop, metal, and jazz, among other things. Musicologists, as well as dancers looking to be swept away, might both enjoy the heady, yet sophisticated blends. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make Choices,â&#x20AC;? for instance, has a soundscape akin to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ocean Jam,â&#x20AC;? but with Nico sounding more like Sublimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bradley Nowell rapping over a mid-tempo funk groove, hating on haters. Sweet swelling horns polish the arrangement, which mixes loads of ear candy, chunking and wahing guitar and steady, percussive Rhodes over high-watt, walking bass and complex, but meaty drums. Sergeant says that the band broke out several new songs at the recent Strange Creek show, which fans can expect to hear at Tammany, too. The band, he says, which makes the rounds of southern New England venues, is conscious of overplaying the Worcester area, and books their dates carefully. In fact, the Cold Brook Festival is the last event they have booked at the moment, so, get out and hear them when this opportunity arises. Catch WTFE live on Saturday, June 8 at Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. at 8 p.m. The bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shine Timeâ&#x20AC;? is available online at cdbaby. com/cd/williamthompsonfunkexper and at shows. You can learn more and stream tracks at williamthompsonfunkexperiment.





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A priest, a nun and... murder? The unusual scenario will take center stage this summer in Pasture Prime Player’s production of, “The Runner Stumbles.” The play, focused on a young nun’s suspicious death in a remote parish in northern Michigan and a lovesick priest charged with her murder, will begin its several performances with the Charlton-based theater company on Friday, June 7 and is sure to intrigue those with a hankering for mystery.

Though its inception dates back less than five years ago, the Pasture Prime Players have quite a few shows under their belt. Led by President of Pasture Prime Player’s Charlton native Don Konopacki, the group kicked off its community theater with a dramatic reading at the Charlton Public Library of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in 2009. For the next year, the Pasture Prime Players began to prepare for their first full production of John Van Druten’s, “Bell, Book and Candle.” During this time, the group became aware of town-owned property that was in the process of becoming the Charlton Arts and Activities Center. The Pasture Prime Player’s second production, “A Hotel on Marvin Gardens” took place in the Dexter Hall of the Charlton Public Library, but its third, “Sylvia” would take place in the new Charlton Arts and Activities Center. In the summer of 2012, the community

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theater company staged their first musical, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and a series of five interconnected oneact plays by Sir Alan Ayckbourn titled, “Confusions.” During this time of growth, the Pasture Prime Chorale had their first performance at the Charlton Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony and continue to perform at the event each year. An important facet of the group and the board of directors is to produce the less often staged plays as opposed to the group of popular ones. “I’ve noticed some of the older plays are now considered ‘dated’ - or ‘past their prime,’ as it were - and this may be why theater companies are reluctant to stage them,” explains Konopacki. Rip Pellaton, a frequent director for the Pasture Prime Players and director of “The Runner Stumbles,” echos these sentiments. “One of the reasons I like working with the Pasture Prime Players is they do a lot of shows that other group don’t,” he says. Konopacki played a vital role in the early days of the community theater. After volunteering to help out with Shepherd Hill Regional High School’s production of “Grease,” he and the director Scottie Brower worked together the launch the Pasture Prime Players. (Today, Brower resides in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is a locations manager for the film industry.) The duo’s main focus for the group was simple - to include the older generation of performers. “We wanted to initially do something for and with the adults who long for the bygone days on the high school or college stage,” Konopacki says. Producer of “The Runner Stumbles,” Konopacki will be working closely with Pellaton. Directing his fourth production for the Pasture Prime Player’s, Pellaton was asked by Konopacki to give suggestions for a spring show. Having seen “The Runner Stumbles” a long time ago, when Pellaton came across it again, he knew it was the show he wanted to do. “I hope my interpretation will move others like the productions I saw moved me. It is a play about having to choose from two difficult choices, an examination of what’s ‘right,’ and of course, the murder - all this in a rectory and convent in a small midwest town,” Pellaton says. Dan Masakowski will play Father Rivard, the priest eventually charged with the murder of Sister Rita. New Jersey native like Pellaton, Masakowski engaged in musical theater but had not returned to the stage in 20 years. After a

period of prolonged unemployment, and some prodding from his wife and kids, Masakowski decided to audition for “The Runner Stumbles” and to his delight, received the challenging and fascinating role of the Father. Citing Pellaton’s impeccable direction, Masakowski was able to transform on the stage, forgetting the daily struggles he typically encountered. “Each time I stepped on stage in rehearsal, I was able to let go of the worry, frustration and doubt that seem to follow periods of unemployment. As those feelings were allowed to leave, the perfect job found me.” For all it brings - to cast, crew and audience members - community theater is important. “Any of the arts are important to any culture. My passion is theater, so I enjoy going to, directing and being in shows. It is affordable entertainment and a great way to know your neighbors and fellow citizens … I think community theater is as vital as little league, Boy Scouts, ballet classes, soccer leagues and paint studios. They all add to the quality of life,” Pellaton asserts. However, Pellaton does recognize the struggles community theaters face. Pellaton acknowledges that many community theaters do not have their own space and if they do, struggle to pay the mortgage or find themselves sharing their space with other artistic groups, not an ideal scenario for anyone involved. “Building a set and rehearsing in a shared space can be a nightmare at times and at best, a general inconvenience. But, like any other problem, you find a way to deal with it because doing theater is so much fun and so cathartic in many ways. Generally, you overcome the problems with patience.” With “The Runner Stumbles” run just beginning, the Pasture Prime Players has high hopes for their future. “I hope the Pasture Prime Players continues to grow its audiences and find a comfortable niche in the community. All of the people involved truly give their all, whenever they can,” said Pellaton. Don’t miss the Pasture Prime Players production of “The Runner Stumbles,” held Friday and Saturday, June 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 and 16 at 2 p.m. at the Charlton Community Arts & Activies Center, 4 Dresser Hill Rd., Charlton, Mass. For more information, including ticket information and reservations, visit

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{ film } Disappearing act

Jim Keogh

So here we are, five years after the economy’s precipitous dive, and not a single person from the financial sector has so much as had his wrist slapped. “Now You See Me” looks to remedy that travesty, sort of.

The film pits four magicians against the one-percenters through an outlandish set of stunts that moves money from the pockets of the wealthy into the audience’s hands. Their most notorious ploy is to “rob a bank” while on stage, and then cause the millions in stolen cash to rain from the rafters. It’s a very cool trick. Here’s the catch: they’re performing in Las Vegas and the bank from which the money has disappeared is in Paris. So yes, a bank has finally paid a price for all those underwater mortgages and usurious fees. But it’s a French bank. Who cares? (Other than the congressman who invented the term “Freedom fries?”) Ah, but later, our crew of illusionists, from a stage in New Orleans, will magically move tens of millions from an American tycoon into the bank accounts of regular people he’d ripped off. Now we’re getting somewhere, even if this is one of the most preposterous sequences ever filmed (for one thing, it requires audience members to publicly share their bank balances). At least we’re closer to home. Of course, the entirety of “Now You See Me” is an exercise in the ludicrous; a heist thriller that relies on the sort of timing and planning that only the most diedin-the-wool conspiracy theorist would believe possible. The Four Horsemen, as they bill themselves, have been recruited by a mysterious man to conduct this grand magical/social experiment. The team includes a sleight-of-hand expert (Jesse Eisenberg), a mentalist (Woody Harrelson), an escape artist (Isla Fisher)


and a street performer/pocket picker (Dave Franco) who are summoned to a vacant apartment where a hologram appears in the middle of the room to issue anonymous instructions. If Charlie had this technology available to him, he would have never phoned his Angels. They are being pursued by a gruff Vegas cop (Mark Ruffalo) and a Parisian detective (Melanie Laurent of “Inglourious Basterds”), who has been dispatched across the Atlantic to find out what happened to all those missing euros. Also keen on the trail is a former magicianturned-TV host (Morgan Freeman) looking to expose the scam for ratings glory. Watching the illusionists do their thing has its moments. Eisenberg and Harrelson — reuniting after 2009’s “Zombieland” — stick to their respective personas: the machine guntalking knowit-all, and the quirky, laid-back hipster. But for me the highlight scene is Franco’s throw-down with Mark Ruffalo in a cramped apartment, requiring a combination of fighting skills and illusion that I wish had informed the rest of the film. “Now You See Me” misfires too often to recommend it. Most off-putting is the forced romance between the two detectives, hampered by Laurent’s casting. She’s a wonderful actress in her native French, but, her line readings here sound like they’re being delivered phonetically (similar to the early performances of Penelope Cruz), which only adds to the clunkiness of the relationship. But the film’s gravest sin is in the plotting, which to have any chance at achieving audience buy-in requires not only a measure of gullibility in the viewer but a broken bullshit detector as well. Outlandish things occur with such regularity that it becomes impossible to accept them even in the context of a frivolous summer popcorn movie. In the end, it’s just all so much hocus pocus.

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Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:40, 3:50, 7:20, 10:20, Fri-Wed: 11, 1:40, 4:40, 7:35, 10:25 Westborough Thurs: 12:40, 4:20, 7:20, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 1:10, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10 Worcester North Thurs: 1, 3:50, 7, 9:50, FriWed: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 9:50 OBLIVION (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs: 7:25, 10:25 STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 12:20, 1:50, 3:20, 4:55,

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Cinemagic Thurs: 12, 3, 6:50, 9:50 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:05, 3:25, 6:50, 10,

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Smokestack Urban Barbecue FOOD ★★★★1/2 AMBIENCE ★★★★ SERVICE ★★★★1/2 VALUE ★★★★ 139 Green St., Worcester • 508-363-1111 •

Barbecue that stacks up Zoe Dee

Smokestack has kicked up its heels and trotted through the Canal District to Green Street, where it has found a more centralized and appealing location. Smokestack has added an adjacent patio with a tin roof, dubbed “shack at the stack,” that has a full bar and offers the same friendly and attentive service as diners receive inside.

Scents of smoked and charred meat waft from the restaurant, welcoming diners to a true barbecue experience. Tables, chairs and the décor at Smokestack is a combination of modern and rustic, sparring the often-typical scroungedlooking knick-knacks many southern-style restaurants attempt to charm with. The menu at Smokestack has not

changed drastically since its move, a pleasant assurance for those who have grown to love the variety and quality of large meat and hearty, vegetarian dishes. On the first page, the “Beginnings” range from “Dot’s” Biscuits with honey butter to Shrimp and Grits simmered in cajun sauce. The vegetarian chili (cup $4.99, entrée $8.99) is a spicy tomato and beanbased blend topped with melting shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and crunchy corn chips. The entrée is as filling as many others offered on following pages. The fried pickles ($5.99), is a plate of juicy dill pickles, sliced and lightly breaded and fried to a golden brown, served with a spicy honey mustard-like sauce. The pickles, even though fried, make for what seem to be a somewhat healthy option. Those not counting calories and looking for a variety of munchies, the Bustin’ Sampler Plate ($12.99) is small tin buckets filled with honey-habanero wings, barbecue chips, fried pickles and smoked chicken quesadillas on the side. Barbecue plates include brisket, pulled pork, half of a chicken and spare ribs. The Sliced Brisket Plate ($15.99) comes served with four long, thick slices of brisket,

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a choice of two sides and cornbread. The BBQ Beans and the Collard Greens with pieces of meat sprinkled in, are both delicious and satisfying. The brisket comes complete with a layer of fat and the requisite blackened crust, and despite the fact that it is a bit dry, it has a great taste and pairs well with any of the three homemade sauces. A native Texan might not fully approve, but a New Englander craving a Southern meal will most likely be very satisfied. The four slices of meat are generous, making a take-home box required. To top it off, the square of cornbread was near-perfect and basically eliminated the need for dessert. Southern-style fish entrées include Creole Catfish ($14.99), Louisiana Fry ($16.99) and at the top of the list, Fish Tacos ($11.99). Three warmed soft taco shells filled with either fried or blackened catfish, fresh, sliced cabbage, diced tomatoes and a creamy chipotle aioli are held tightly together on a wooden skewer. The blackened catfish has a smokey, charred-flavor that lingers with the taste

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and consistency of fresh, juicy white fish. In addition to Smokestack’s food lineup, an impressive selection of microbrews are offered on draught and in growlers, and cocktails including Georgia Peach and Jack Daniels Honey and a hearty selection of red and white wines, offered by the glass or bottle, round out the options available. Smokestack takes their cooking seriously; on its menu an explanation is made for why certain items may be gone for the day: “The barbecue we are serving was placed in the smokers much earlier in the day. We cook at low temperatures for up to 15 hours.” This cooking style, it continues to read, is what gives the meals at Smokestack their taste, and “therefore, we can’t just cook more when we see we’re running out.” The price for a burger or tacos is more than at most area restaurants, but the prep that goes into these foods and the resulting flavor make it worth the extra pennies.

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Peppercorn’s Bar has released a new Spring Cocktail menu. Drinks include Tina’s

Cucumber Cooler with Pearl cucumber vodka, fresh lemonade, a splash of soda water, served on the rocks with a fresh cucumber garnish; Danielle’s Wild Blueberry Tea with muddled blueberries, agave nectar, Wild Turkey American Honey bourbon, ice tea, served on the rocks with a sugared lemon; and Dave’s

Raspberry Lime-Rita with Herradura tequila, Malibu Coconut rum, black raspberry liqueur, Rose’s lime juice, a splash of sour mix, served on the rocks with a sugared rim. Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern, 455 Park Ave.

COOKING FOR CELIAC AND GLUTEN-SENSITIVE A gluten-free vegetarian cooking class will be held on Sunday, June 9 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Worcester from 2-4 p.m.


Raising a glass to wine everywhere

Wine, words and wisdom

The class will cover: entrees made in less than 30 minutes, desserts, breakfast plates, and will have cookbooks and magazine available, information on how to improve gut health, digestion and immunity, free recipes and samples will be handed out and discussion and support for those who need to be gluten free. The event is free, but small donations of at least $5 are appreciated to cover the cost of food provided. Seventh Day Adventist Church of Worcester, in the meeting room next to the kitchen, 2 Airport Dr. For more information, call 508-892-4736.


Environmentalist and wild-food enthusiast, Russ Cohen, leads a walk at Fruitlands Museum to find wild edible plants on Thursday, June 6 from 6-8 p.m. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing and shoes for outdoor hiking and to bring bug spray. The walk is limited to 30 participants. $10 for nonmembers, free for Fruitlands and Harvard Conservation Trust members. RSVP by contacting or by calling continued on page 24

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ecently a friend of mine who is new to wine appreciation attended her very first wine tasting. As she approached one of the serving stations, a host ask ed if her preference was for New World versus Old World wines. She turned beet red with embarrassment. She had no idea what that meant. Feeling sympathetic toward her plight, I later explained to her that Old W orld refers primarily to wines produced in Europe. New W orld refers to newer wine-producing regions such as the United States, Australia and South America. In spite of my efforts I fear her self-esteem may have suffered permanent damage. It’s natural to feel intimidated and overwhelmed and here’s why. First, many people may actually be reluctant to try a so-called Old W orld wine thinking that it may indeed be, you know , old. On the other hand, some consumers are leery about trying something new for fear of it being untested or untried. In the Old World the church often initiated and promoted local viticulture to provide wine for ritualistic purposes. That has a somewhat ominous overtone, don’t you think? Wine is meant for enjoyment, not fear. Then you have the style issue to contend with. New W orld regions tend to produce more fruit-oriented wines that are sometimes referred to as fruit bombs – not exactly the kind of gastronomic inducement that a wine lover looks for. Old World wines tend to veer more toward the earthy end of the spectrum. Terms such as dirt, mineral, clay, grass and yes, even barnyard are used to defi ne this style. Many wine lovers, especially those new to wine, may not find this very appealing. New World wines tend to use grapes from many locations and various growers in order to produce a bottle of wine, which leads some people to ask, so who really made the wine? OF THE WEEK So, the next time you hear terms lik e New World Bridlewood 2011 or Old W orld being bantered back and forth just Blend 175 California remember, in the end, it’s really all about the wine. So $15 drink up and enjoy.


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A formal dedication and blessing of the St. Francis Xavier Center, the St. John’s Food for the Poor Program’s new Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry at 20 Temple St. was held on Friday, May 31.


Ground Floor at Loft 266 has just opened a

patio! Grab lunch or dinner and a drink outside at Loft 266, 266 Park Ave. loft266. com.


A new farmers market is coming to Canal District later this

month. Held on Thursdays, from 3-8 p.m., in the now-vacant lot at Green and Harding streets, the market will offer a diverse range of local produce, as well as a variety of cheese, eggs, meats, fish, breads, pastries, chocolate and wine. Featured guest vendors will rotate weekly and horse and wagon tours of the district will be offered. Farmers and others


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Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern has brought its Lobstermania menu back

for the summer. Ten entrees include Warmed Asian Lettuce Wraps filled with lobster meat and sautéed with onions, garlic, peanut sauce and hoisin and garnished with red bell peppers, cucumbers and cilantro; a Famous Lobster Roll; Mac ‘N’ Cheese with lobster knuckle, claw and tail meat folded in; and a pizza topped with lobster meat, roasted corn, scallions and fontina

cheese, each for $15. Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern, 455 Park Ave.

THE RESTAURANT SHOW Each week your host Ginny talks to restaurateurs from some of the top local eateries to spotlight what they do — their stories, their menus, and what makes the local restaurant scene so great.

This week’s featured restaurant:



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Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern Sara Jane Nelson

Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern 455 Park Ave. Worcester, MA 01610 (508) 752-7711 FOOD ★★★★½ AMBIENCE ★★★★½ SERVICE ★★★★½ VALUE ★★★★½

Peppercorn’s is great for a laid-back meal. They offer plenty of options and do not fuss over the details, allowing diners to customize their meal. It’s an easy way to catch the game, or the news, have a Wormtown beer – brewed at the restaurant – and grab a burger.

I ordered the Radius Burger cooked medium. This particular burger came with Vermont cheddar cheese, fried onion rings, and a horseradish sauce. I wanted to make it a little more classic, so I added lettuce and tomato. It’s really the horseradish sauce that drew me to this burger, and I was glad it did. It wasn’t too spicy, but it certainly added an interesting flavor, butwas slightly lost by the onion rings. While they were nicely crisped onion rings, the breading lacked any noticeable seasoning. The lettuce and tomato were a nice touch and had the effect of familiarity that I was looking for. The patty was a touch over-cooked for my style, but tasted great. The Radius Burger will cost you $11. It comes with fries or pasta salad and a pickle, and for $2 extra you can get sweet potato fries. They will also let you substitute for veggie, chicken or other patties for no additional charge, which is nice. It’s one of the more expensive burgers I’ve had, but for the quality and flexibility they offer, I’d say it’s a great value.

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Free Marty Beecy and The Rogue Loons Gezebo Concert. This is a Free Outdoor Event, bring lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments. Marty Beecy is a Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist. He performs solo, as a duo with Dan “Big Daddy” Beneke and with his band “Marty Beecy and The Rogue Loons”. He also runs Open Mic Showcases in live music venues. Marty is currently working on his first CD and hopes to complete it later this year. He has been writing short fiction stories for years and has turned his focus to songwriting for the past 8 years. His last project “Kendrick Square Blues” was a music video produced by Claude von Roesgen. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Carter Park, ain St., Leominster. events/510787232316477. Coffee & Jam with Susan Levine. Songwriter Susan Levine draws stories from the roadside of a life full of contrasts. Susan traveled throughout the United States, living, writing and playing music in New Mexico and California, before returning to Boston in 1998. Her songs are a unique and memorable blend of folk, pop and country. No cover charge, but a suggested $5 Pass-the-Hat donation is appreciated. 7-8:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-270-2457 or Summer Acoustic Series featuring Jodee Frawley. Enjoy live music on our deck every Thursday, all summer long! Great deck drink specials, etc! This week’s featured artist: Jodee Frawley 7-10 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. 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. 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 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. Blues Jam. Blues Jam at Rivalry’s Pub, 274 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA Every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Host by “BlueSwitch” Come sing/play and have fun! Free. 8 p.m.-midnight. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Jay Graham. 8 p.m.-1 a.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. Marc Jablonski. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Scott Babineau. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Legends, Airport Road Fitchburg Ma, Fitchburg. 978-342-6500. Audio Wasabi. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Greatest Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s. “The soundtrack of your youth” Free! 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. 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 weekly party with VERY special guests: Bernie’s Garage and Fliptscript. Bernie’s Garage (formerly Restroom Security) BerniesGarage. On first is Fliptscript Fliptscript/152249651616491. A duo of Karen Gizzie &

Peter Dinion. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Karaoke with Dj Sirch One. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. The Housetones. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. 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.

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Dana Lewis LIVE! Classic Radio Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s “The Soundtrack of your Youth” Free! 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat (TFIDN) is an unfettered romp through Nat’s musical imagination backed up by his hefty piano chops and hip vocals! Special guests are welcome to sit in, and often do! No cover charge = tips appreciated! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, Cabaret Room or Outdoor Patio, 124 Millbury St. 508-579-5997 or Open Mic. Open to musicians, poets, comedians or anyone with a talent! Hosted by Patrick McCarthy. 6:30-9 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or All Play and No Work. A staged reading of a new comedy by Matthew Cory Free Admission. 7-9 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. 508-869-6887 or specialevents.php. Bêlit Live! An acoustic quartet playing a wide variety of covers for a wide variety of listeners! Free. 7-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Billy Pilgrim. Contemporary Blues with a twist of rock. 7 p.m.-midnight. The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. Never Forgotten. Never Forgotten is a Christian Piano-Rock band from Charlton MA. They started off as a youth-group worship team but have slowly changed into a band that writes their own originals. They are currently touring the New England area, playing at churches and Coffee Houses. The band has a real passion for serving the community through their music and thoroughly enjoys playing their music for the anyone who is willing to listen! Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St Millbury MA, Millbury. 508-865-1517 or Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Boulder Cafe, 880 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-0008. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, R ‘n’ R, Fingerstyle Guitar. Sean Fullerton has been a successful musician, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars, Harmonicas, live guitar looping, Bose and UltraSound sound systems, Sean performs in a wide variety of venues and for many weddings, parties, charitable and corporate events throughout New England. Fullerton was voted the 2010 Worcester Music Awards “Best Solo Act”, nominated “Best Blues/R&B Act” in 2010 and 2011, and nominated again for “Best Solo Act” in 2012! Dinner, Drinks, Music. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508-886-4600 or Carl Ayotte. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. Jon Short. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chooch’s Food & Spirits, 31 East Brookfield Road, North Brookfield. 508-867-2494. The Invaders. Great Band! $5. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. “Rock About A Cure” Relay For Life benefit show featuring Mindset X, Tester, A Simple Complex and

Mongrel. This show is to raise money for the American Cancer Society! All proceeds go through our Relay Team “walk about a cure” and will directly benefit the ACS. Cover is $10 with 100% of proceeds going to ACS. You can go on our team page and donate directly if you cannot attend! id=1244029&pg=team&fr_id=52089. Mindset X pages/Mindset-X/6896179966 Tester A Simple Complex Mongrel facebook. com/MongrelBand ***Ladies** we are also collecting Bra’s for The Athena’s Cup. Please bring your old, unloved, too small, ill fitting, or otherwise no longer in use bra’s to the event and we shall make sure they are part of the collective. $10 Donation. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. com/events/128552574009852. Amanda Cote Project ROCKS Lazy Dog in Marlborough. Rock, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Pop, we do it all! Come on out and party with us! $5. 9 p.m.-midnight The Lazy Dog, 31 Main St., Marlborough. 978-895-5883 or events/124293824439659.

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10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or Brazilian Dance Party Bands & DJ. Free. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Friday Night Dance Party with DJ Blackout. DJ Blackout bringin’ the energy to get the party poppin’ all night long No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. Supernova Friday. The Supernova has arrived Worcester! Come out every Friday to Worcester’s hottest new nightclub, Bar FX, and be a part of Worcester’s growing EDM scene. 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. 774-823-3555 or

Songwriter Susan Levine performs live on Thursday, June 6 at World Gifts & Espresso Café, 50 High St. in Clinton from 7-8:30 p.m. Levine’s songs blend folk, pop and country. WCUW in Worcester described Levine as “flowing and expressive, powerful yet capable of wrapping you up with warmth and tenderness.”

Black Out Party with DJ Reckless! Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Industry Bar Room, 109 Water St. 508-756-2100. Caves on Mars. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-7750. Heavy Horses. The Worcester area’s powerhouse band, made up of an all-star lineup of local artists! Classic rock hits all night! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. John Riley. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. 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. Tony Soul: Delta Blues Project. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Bill Mccarthy @ Michael’s Cigar Bar. Classic & Contemporary Acoustic and Not-So-Acoustic Rock! Free. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ Bobby J. $5. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. 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.

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Beatles For Sale - the Tribute. Beatles For Sale returns to Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA for the annual ACS Relay For Life on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 12pm. Hear all your favorite Beatle hits and Beatle B-sides from Twist and Shout to Let It Be, performed completely live! It’s a great cause and a great event! Please join us! “A splendid time IS guaranteed for all.” Free. noon-1:30 p.m. Mount Wachusett Community College: Lawn, track, 444 Green St., Gardner. RelayForLife/RFLCY13NE?pg=entry&fr_id=52014. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, R ‘n’ R, Fingerstyle Guitar. Sean Fullerton has been a successful musician, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro guitars, Harmonicas, live guitar looping, Bose and UltraSound sound systems. Dinner, Drinks, Music. 4:30-8 p.m. Sand Dollar Bar & Grill, 244 Lower County Road, Dennis Port. 508-398-4823 or 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 continued on page 26



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guitarist for The Groove Street Band. This duo performs together covering a wide variety of pop, rock, soul, R & B, and Motown classics. Their music has been heard on 106.3 Frank FM in New Hampshire and WUML in Lowell. More information is at dankirouac. com. Free. 6-9 p.m. Val’s Restaurant, On the patio (weatherpermitting), 75 Reservoir St., Holden. 508-829-0900. Amanda Cote and Hunter Amabile at the Coffee Loft. 7-9 p.m. Coffee Loft, 406 Lincoln St., Marlborough. 978-895-5883 or Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis, Playing the greatest Hits from the 50’S to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth” 7-10 p.m. Nancy’s Quaker Tavern, 466 Quaker Hgwy (Route146a), Uxbridge. 508-779-0901. Cafe’ con Dios. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Main Auditorium, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-579-6722. Chris Jensen / Dave Frost opens. A don’t miss night! Dave Frost, formerly with Jacob’s Well opens for Chris Jensen. Don’t be late! Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Cafe con Dios, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-832-5044. Beach Party with Tom Revane. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Bill McCarthy. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Ernie Cataldo & Ruth Sawin. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Cornerstone’s Restaurant, 616 Central St., Leominster. 978-537-1991. 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 Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Ray Pelkey. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Bootlegger’s Restaurant, 50 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg. Sharp DreZZed Man. Southern rock tribute with an affinity toward music of ZZ Top. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. The Joe Hart Band (aka Bargasm!) The JEDIAH Trio & David A. Magario. One of the hottest local bands you’ll see, The JOE HART BAND. On second tonight, for a long set is THE JEDIAH TRIO. Jediah is a band of three friends and musicians (Jediah Jarvis, Aaron Tringuk and Kevin Hennessey) whose talent, camaraderie and passion make it worth driving across state lines. Their high energy performances make every show feel like being on Spring Break. They’ve managed to capture a diverse fan base which is continually growing from word of mouth and tireless promotion. Although still young the band has a maturity and stage presence of seasoned professionals. On first tonight is David A. Magario! dmagario $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or 9 Teen. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. A Fine Connection. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Legends, Airport Road Fitchburg Ma, Fitchburg. 978-342-6500. Auntie Trainwreck. They’ll be playing all the Classic Rock, Blues, Alt Rock and party favorites you love to dance to all night long, and maybe even some songs you have never heard from us before. AT CD’s and DVD’s will be given away throughout the night if you can answer our challenging trivia questions, or pick up an infamous AT T-shirt while supplies last! 21+, NO Cover! 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Mill Towne Tavern, 49 Elm St., Millbury. 508-581-8845 or



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Caves on Mars. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Classic’s Pub, 285 Central St., Dan Kirouac & Sarah Gengel. Free. 6-8 Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Leominster. 978-537-7750. p.m. Pinecroft Dairy, 555 Prospect St., West Boylston. 508-853>Wednesday 12 How Bizarre. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove 0717. Open Mic Night. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 St. 508-793-0900. Open Mic Sundays at Perfect Game With Bill Karaoke Contest $500 prize. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Barber’s McCarthy. Book your half-hour set in advance at or Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 Crossing Road House, 861 Main St., Leicester. 508-892-7575. openmicworld. Email Bill McCarthy to book a spot at openmcc@ p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Karaoke with Outrageous Greg. The absolute BEST Free. 6-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, Live Music with Matt Robert. Matt Robert’s solo Karaoke in Worcester! No cost, Worcester College Students Get 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 or Wednesday night shows present a loose, rambling trip through WOO Points. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 A Classic Cabaret show by The Boston Sprockettes Temple St. 508-792-3700. with Live music by The Cannibal Ramblers. On the 2nd the songbook he’s developed over thirty years of performing. The Orange Television. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. Sunday of every month we will be hosting a retro-futuristic night at Worcester-based guitarist plays a blend of rootsy originals and interpretations of ancient folk, blues, and jazz, as well as current 508-926-8877. the Lucky Dog Music Hall. Costume contests, door prizes, special roots and rock tunes. Incorporating a wide range of guitar styles, Probable Cause. Probable Cause is back and ready to party! guests and a great show! Bring on your steampunk, steamfunk, including open tunings and slide, as well as One of the area’s premier party bands is ready to mandolin and harmonica, Matt ties a thread get you dancing all night! $5 Cover. 9 p.m.-12:30 ArtsWorcester hosts an opening reception for its ONE exhibit, a showing of one piece between all types of seemingly disparate a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, of artwork that reflect members’ personal interests and inspirations, on Friday, June 7 from musical genres all with a sound of his own. All Northborough. 508-842-8420. 6-8 p.m. at the Aurora Gallery, 660 Main St. in Worcester. donations to the Worcester County Food Bank. Riggagoo. Classic Rock, Funk & Blues $5. 9 6:30-8:30 p.m. midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or 508-829-4566. Second Saturday Spectacular (or Open Mic w/ Feature Act. This Open Mic has been running Meatballs and Mayhem). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 cyberpunk, biopunk, diesel punk and so forth! Doors open at 8 for a year now. A great sounding room for acoustic performance. Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. p.m.! Live band after them, Cannibal Ramblers! The Cannibal SongWriter’s Night the first Wednesday of every month. Great food Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ramblers are a three piece band from Boston/Providence. Their and friendly staff. Hosted by Brett Brumby, all mics and cables Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. influences range from Mississippi Delta, surf music, punk, rock, supplied, just bring your instrument and love of music! Free. “Tantrum Saturdays” Dance Party Every Saturday Jazz and deconstructive performance sound art. These disperate 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Night with DJ Tony T. Get ready Worcester for some great styles jump together creating a unique and ideosynchratic sound, Oxford. 508-987-8669 or dancing to the beats of Tony T. Watch for the surprise contest each blasting with energy. $10. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, Wednesday Night Open Mic/local Musicians’ week. 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or w/ Bill Mccarthy @ Guiseppe’s. Visit 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or Sprockettes/175086022561961. for info and the latest sign-up Dj Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and 9 Teen. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@ Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Auburn. 508-832-2553. verizon. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Saturday Night EDM/House dance party with DJ Sunday Funday Karaoke with DJ Matty J. No cover Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. Kartier. Mike DJ Kartier Perrone brings the high energy of charge. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508“Krazy Wednesday Jam Session” with The “Get On House/EDM remixes to the Center, if want to dance, this is your 438-0597. event. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 The NEW 90’s PARTY BAND “How Bizarre” featuring 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 Green St. 508-438-0597. members of The Flock, Squeezer, The Vig and Neon bring what you play and “ get on up” Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Alley. You LOVE the 90’s? It’s the latest decade-driven band to Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 1-774-823-3131. >Sunday 9 hit the Lucky Dog. Members of The Flock, Squeezer, Neon Alley Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment. 8 p.m.-midnight Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza and more bands all combine to bring songs by EMF, Dee-Lite, Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508-764-1100. Hosted by Lady Sabrina and Bootz! Featuring The Chumbawumba, STP, Alannis Morissette, C+C Music Factory, Karaoke. 8-11 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Remix Girls, Special Guests, and DJ Whiteboi Right Said Fred, The Cardigans, OMC, Nirvana, Len, The B-52’s and Leominster. 978-534-5900. Spinning Beats! 18+ $8 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club even Billy Ray Cyrus to LIFE! They’re doing a ton of tunes. All in Wacky Wednesday Night Jam @JJ’s Sport Bar. Open Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. costumes, VERY fun and silly! $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music mic jam session, all are welcome. we offer a drum kit. bass rig and Sunday Brunch w/Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or full PA system for all to use. guitar players please bring your own Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Bizarre/451955381512926. amp, great club, great food, great drinks and great music. Free. Bah Jam Open Mic with A Ton of Blues. 2-7 p.m. Black 8:30-12:30 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. >Monday 10 Northborough. 508-842-8420. Irish Seisun. Free. 4-8 p.m. Fiddlers’ Green Pub & Restaurant, Gil Corea. 7-11:30 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Woo Town Wednesdays. Free show. Free to get in! 9 p.m.19 Temple St. 508-981-3069 or Gardner. 978-669-0122. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, R ‘n’ R, Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. 2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888. Hit the Bus. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Fingerstyle Guitar. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ London Billiards / Club Oasis, 70 James St. 508-799-7655. Place. 508-459-9035. Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 String, 12 String and Dobro Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Ladies Night with DJ Blackout. No cover charge. 10-1:30 guitars, Harmonicas, live guitar looping, Bose and UltraSound Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. p.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. sound systems. Dinner, Drinks, Music. 4-8 p.m. Cabby Shack Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Dive Bar, 34 Green St. Restaurant, 30 Town Wharf, Plymouth. 508-746-5354 or BopNPopJazzOrganization. >Tuesday 11 The Recliners. 4-8 p.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury Tuesday Open Mic Night @ Greendale’s Pub With St. 774-243-1100. ADC Performance Center (@ The Artist Development Open Mic Night with Dani Red and Friends. Sign up for Bill Mccarthy Local Musicians Showcase! To check Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900 or adcmusic. the schedules and open slots visit the open mic is 4:30pm. There is a different feature every week! com/Index.htm. Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!” is Your Host at Come on down to enjoy good food, good music, and talented ARTSWorcester, ONE, Friday; ONE: An ArtsWorcester Openanother great Open Mic Night! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot Member Exhibit, Tuesdays, June 11 - July 31. Hours: closed musicians! Free. 4:30-9 p.m. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury at 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, St. 508-615-7311. Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Big Jon Short - solo acoustic country blues. Free. 5-8 - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Fre. 660 Main St. 508-755“See You Next Tuesday” with DJ Poke Smot! p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. 5142 or Downstairs! Guest DJ’s and Bands each week! No Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests Asa Waters Mansion, Admission: $3 for guided tour, $7-10 Cover! 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Upload your listings at Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. Salisbury St. 508-767-7272 or Booklovers’ Gourmet, “Spain and other Corners of Beauty”, original watercolors & oil paintings by Peg Moskowitz, Saturday - Saturday. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or 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

A new exhibit of original watercolors and oil paintings by Peg Moskowitz, “Spain and other Corners of Beauty,” is on display at Booklovers’ Gourmet, 55 East Main St. in Webster now through June 29. An artists reception will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 1-4 p.m.

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 College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508-793-3356 or Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or Dark World Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. 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 Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham. 978-724-3302 or museum.html. Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or 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 Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978456-3924 or 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 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 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 Museum of Russian Icons. Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through July 20; Series of “One Icon” exhibitions, Through Aug. 20. 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 FREE, Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or or Old Sturbridge Village, Antique Car Rally, Saturday. Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-3473362 or Park Hill Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 387 Park Ave. 774-696-0909. Post Road Art Center. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-485-2580 or Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508-7548760 or Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31; PAINT AND SWITCH, Through June 16. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center. Friday - Sunday. Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or Rollstone Studios, Hours: 11-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Admission. 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or 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 SAORI Worcester style Weaving Studio, 18 Winslow St. 508-757-4646 or 508-757-0116 or Taproot Bookstore, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West

Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or Tatnuck Bookseller & Cafe, Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday. 18 Lyman St., Westborough. 508-366-4959 or tatnuck. com. The Foster Gallery, 51 Union St. 508-397-7139 or The Sprinkler Factory,OPENING RECEPTION for: Full Spectrum, Saturday; Full Spectrum: Recent work from Assumption College graduates, Sundays, Saturdays, June 9 - June 29. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. 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 978-2974337 or Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Art in the Garden: “Birds, Beasts & Blossoms”, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through June 16; 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 Westboro Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 8 West Main St., Westborough. 508-870-0110 or westborogallery. com. Worcester Art Museum, Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation, Through June 9; The Allure of Blanc de Chine, Through Aug. 31; Families @ WAM Tour, Saturdays, through April 13; Families @ WAM: Make Art!, Saturdays, through May 4. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-7994406 or Worcester Center for Crafts, Artist-In-Residence Exhibition, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through June 15; Opposing Directions: An AiR Collection, Through June 15. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10

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Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape - Fridays, Saturdays. Showtimes: Fridays 9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 p.m. Reservations Recommended at 800-401-2221. Drinks and Appetizers available in the show room and full dinner available before show in restaurant. $5off with College ID 2 for 1 Active Military or Veterans $4 off with Dinner Receipt and Reservations. $20 per person except special events. 9-10:30 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, Comedy Room, 257 Park Ave. Call 800-401-2221 or visit Sunday Night Cinemageddon! Movies every Sunday Night! - Facebook: Ralphs Diner Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. Call 508-753-9543. StageTime Comedy Club - Saturdays, featuring Worcester’s premiere comics from New York, Boston and LA! Only $5, because TALK is CHEAP. 18+. $5. 8-10 p.m. Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit The Runner Stumbles - Friday, June 7 - Sunday, June 16.

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Pasture Prime Players, Inc. is delighted to announce performance dates for its spring production, “The Runner Stumbles” by Milan Stitt and directed by Rip Pellaton. A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelt tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed. Adults $12, Students and seniors $10. Fri. and Sat. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Sun, 2-4 p.m. Charlton Arts and Activities Center, 4 Dresser Hill Road, Charlton. Call 508248-5448. The Addams Family - June 7 - Sunday, June 9. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. The Adams Family “is full of charm, wit and surprises that explain why it’s a hit on its national tour” (CBS New Orleans). It features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare. Full price tickets are $32, $42, $52 and $62, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 15 or more, corporate partners and WOO Card holders. 15% discount available for groups of 50 or more. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit JIM COLLITON LIVE! Hosted by ADAM WEBSTER of 100FM “The Pike” - Saturday, June 8. Jim Colliton has

grown up in the suburbs and now lives there with his wife and three children. What does he talk about? If you have ever been embarrassed about the contents of your recycling bin or tried to kill a flying bat in your house you will find Jim’s comedy hilarious. Featuring Performances By: Jody Sloane, Ryan Staples, Chris Daly. Visit for tickets. $12 - $15. 8-9:30 p.m. Pine Ridge Country Club, 28 Pleasant St., North Oxford. Call 508-8929188 or visit Live Comedy Night - Saturday, June 8. Cellar Stage Presents: LIVE COMEDY NIGHT with 3 of New England’s Best Comics’ featuring Tom Stewart, Orlando Baxter and James Dorsey. Tickets are $10, Free Admission with Dinner! 9-11 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. Call 978-534-5900.

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7th Annual Socks For Siberia Spring Family Festival. A Family Fun Festival to raise funds to support children living in orphanages in South Central Siberia. 5K Trail Race & 1 Mile Fun Run & Walk, Live Music, Children’s Games, Silent Auction, Petting Zoo, Raffles, Door Prizes, Food & Beverages, Family Fun, and much, much more! More information on our website! Free admission. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hyland Orchard & Brewery, 199 Arnold Road, Sturbridge. 508-637-1248 or Southbridge Fest 2013. Come join the Fun. Live Music, Kids Events, Food Vendors, and a Beer Garden presented by Colonial Spirits. Parade at 11am from Marcy Street down Main Street to the Common. Bands scheduled to appear. 10 a.m. - Tall Heights 12 p.m. - Bouzouki Fantasy Band with Markos and the St. Constantine and St. Helen’s Dance Group of Worcester 1:30

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Worcester East Middle School is inviting the public to its first ever musical, Once On This Island, based on “The Little Mermaid.” The show is at Worcester East Middle, 420 Grafton St. on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.

p.m. - Illusions 3 p.m. - The Island Castaways Band 4:30 p.m. Los Soneros de Borinquen. Free. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southbridge Town Common, Southbridge. 508-561-9957 or SouthbridgeFestEvent. Rep the Peace Community Block Party. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Main & Benefit Streets, 508-753-8700 or

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Dirty Gerund Poetry Show. Worcester’s 3-time Award Winning Poetry & Collaborative Variety Show presents their First Friday “Ruckus Review” - featuring National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Recipient, Jeffrey Mcdaniel. Musical guest Keri Anderson, invitational showcase featuring the best in New England Performance Poetry. Duct Tape Band, Snacks, Bonus Games and Live Visual Arts by Scott Boilard. Hosted by Alex Charalambides and Nicholas Earl Davis. 21 plus! $7 at the door. $7. 8:30 p.m.12:30 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, Upstairs, 148 Grove St. 508-450-6952 or

Contra Dance Worcester. Live music by Caribou and Reed with Dan Pearl calling. Beginner’s lessons at 7:30. Family friendly and alcohol Free. General Admission $8 per person, $6 for students with ID, Family Admission $18, Children 12 & under Free. 8-11 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St. 508-7994191 or

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The Fat City Band Swing Dance And Swing Dance Lesson. The Fat City Band ~ June 9th 2013 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. ~ Beginner Jitterbug Group. Swing Dance Lesson 7:30 p.m. Singles and Couples always Welcome. For Up-Dates: Please: Like us on Face Book. $14. 6:3010:30 p.m. Leominster Elks Lodge 1237, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. 978-263-7220 or

Parallel Lives of a Patriotic Heroine and a Spy by Nancy Rubin Stuart. Ever wonder why the rights of women • JUNE 6, 2013

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Russian Vodka Gone Global. Vodka has been the staple drink in Russia for at least six hundred years and is claimed to be inextricably bound to its culture. This clear but powerful distilled beverage supplied an alcoholic drink not only for celebrations, but also fueled the Russian and Soviet economy. Today, vodka is blamed for Russia’s soaring death rates. So why has North America embraced this fascinating, versatile drink? How did vodka overtake America’s own native drink, bourbon? Why has vodka gone global? The ways vodka distillers have marketed their product, and the parallel ways consumers have come to define themselves through their choice of brands, reveal as much about vodka as it does our own world. $7 for members, $10 for nonmembers. 3-4 p.m. Museum of Russian Icons, Auditorium, on the Lower Level, 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or

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are still endangered today? Or how marriage can change the destiny of those who marry powerful men? Award-winning author Nancy Rubin Stuart’s presentation from her double biography, Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women Who Married Political Radicals. It llustrates how two teenage brides managed long, happy marriages to famous Revolutionary-era men. Their husbands were the handsome traitor Benedict Arnold and the patriotic General Henry Knox. Defiant Brides captures how passion and marriage changed the lives of both young women: “Peggy Shippen who assisted Arnold in his betrayal of America,” and Lucy Flucker, who faithfully followed General Henry Knox through the army camps of the Revolution, bearing and losing ten children along the way. Free. 7-9 p.m. American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St. 508-755-5221 or

Sunday Sermon: Joe Cox, President, Ecotarium on “Inspiring a Passion for Science and Nature”. Join us for the launch of this exciting program featuring provocative conversations with prominent directors of our areas leading cultural institutions. These inspiring speakers will highlight diverse and engaging topics that will leave you feeling challenged and creatively fed. See more Sunday Sermon Events Free with museum admission. 2-2:45 p.m. Worcester Art Museum, Chapter House, 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406.

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Town of Millbury Denise Marlborough, Collector of Taxes Office of the Collector of Taxes Notice of Tax Taking To the owners of the hereinafter described land and to all others concerned

You are hereby notified that on Friday the 21st day of June, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at the Tax Collectors’s Office, 127 Elm St Millbury MA, pursuant to the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 53, and by virtue of the authority vested in me as Collector of Taxes, it is my intention to take for the Town of Millbury the following parcels of land for non-payment of the taxes due thereon, with interest and all incidental expenses and costs to the date of taking, unless the same shall have been paid before that date Assessed to ALLEN DAVID J And ALLEN BETTEJANE A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 12848 Square Feet located and known as 5 WILLIAM ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 46/44/0 and being the premises recorded in book 16888 on page 4 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Sew Use $532.16 2012 Tax $1,875.82 Assessed To ANGELL JOHN B SR A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 15102 Square Feet located and known as 153 RIVERLIN ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 30/110-1/0 and being the premises recorded in book 17945 on page 391 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 2012 2012 2012

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Assessed to CAISSE LEONE M And SHIRLEY A BLIVEN A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 21780 Square Feet located and known as SCOTT ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 6/104/0 and being the premises recorded in book 7526 on page 13 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $64.34 Assessed To COMOLLI STEVEN J A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 1.48 Acres located and known as 2 FINK RD shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 71/10/0 and being the premises recorded in book 45065 on page 325 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $795.59 Assessed To DELISIO DEBORAH LE A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 22537 Square Feet located and known as 2 BRENDA DR shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 86/52/0 and being the premises recorded in book 46090 on page 335 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Sew App $1,000.00 2012 Sew CI $150.00 2012 Tax $3,434.03 Assessed To DERBY JUNE W A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 15600 Square Feet located and known as 112 MACARTHUR DR shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 24/18/0 and being the premises recorded in book 20731 on page 391 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $1,081.16 Assessed to EVANS JILL And TONGOL EMAR A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 7500 Square Feet located and known as WESTBOROUGH ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 2/2/0 and being the premises recorded in book 34424 on page 12 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. Supposed Present Owner: Barrett, Jeremy and Blakeslee, Sarah Book 48071 page 81 dated 11-3-2011 2012 Tax $57.01



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Square Feet located and known as 23 RHODES ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 71/8/0 and being part the premises recorded in book 45011 on page 381 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $764.83

located and known as WEST MAIN ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 77/15/0 and being part of the premises recorded in book 42719 on page 162 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $2,548.93

Assessed To GASCO BRENDA J A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 1.97 Acres located and known as 16 DOLAN RD shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 89/45/0 and being part of the premises recorded in book 14394 on page 271 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $853.38

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Assessed to GOVER BERNARD R And MILDRED V A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 10425 Square Feet located and known as MILLBURY AVE shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 15/88/0 and being the premises recorded in book 3009 on page 60 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $29.73

Assessed to PATTERSON CHRISTOPHER R And PATTERSON LYNN A A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 15000 Square Feet located and known as 39 LINCOLN AVE EXT shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 46/18-29/0 and being the premises recorded in book 24536 on page 323 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Sew Use $227.63 2012 Tax $927.74

Assessed To LEVITRE GARY A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 4.5 Acres located and known as 1 MILL ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 84/3/0 and being part of the premises recorded in book 42248 on page 381 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $269.22 Assessed To MALLETT FRANCIS J A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 4899 Square Feet located and known as 19 EPPING ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 16/27/0 and Being the premises recorded in book 41118 on page 311 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $901.08 Assessed to MERCER MATTHEW G And MERCER KELLY A A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 40140 Square Feet located and known as 3 WEDGEWOOD LN shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 88/47/0 and being the premises recorded in book 27179 on page 348 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $1,490.16 Assessed To NELSON JOYCE S A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 15000 Square Feet located and known as HAWTHORNE ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 26/31/0 and being the premises recorded in book 12025 on page 0144 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $117.19 Assessed to NELSON RONALD V & PAUL D TRUSTEES And NELSON 2005 IRREV TRST A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 1.37 Acres located and known as 63 HAWTHORNE ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 26/52/0 and being the premises recorded in book 38139 on page 91 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Sew App $250.00 2012 Sew CI $212.50 2012 Tax $2,442.53 Assessed To OLD COMMON RD DEVELOPERS LLC A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 31.3 Acres located and known as 208 WEST MAIN ST shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 78/1/0 and being part of the premises recorded in book 42719 on page 162 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $300.69

Assessed To PERRON HELEN A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 26659 Square Feet located and known as 9 KNOLLWOOD CIR shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 10/2/0 and being the premises recorded in book 5095 on page 251 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Sew Use $94.80 2012 Tax $394.09 Assessed To RAINVILLE ROBERT J A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 8290 Square Feet located and known as 219 WHEELOCK AVE shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 6/27/0 and being part of the premises recorded in book 13893 on page 368 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. Supposed Present Owner : RAINVILLE, SHARON L. Book 48189 page 275 dated 11-30-2011 2012 Sew App $125.00 2012 Sew CI $114.58 2012 Tax $715.47 Assessed to RAINVILLE ROBERT J And RAINVILLE SHARON L A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 13200 Square Feet located and known as 10 MARION AVE shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 6/81/0 and being the premises recorded in book 27613 on page 225 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. Supposed Present Owner : RAINVILLE, SHARON L. Book 48189 page 277 dated 11-30-2011 2012 Tax $679.96 Assessed To THOMAS RICHARD A & DORIS A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 15000 Square Feet located and known as 22A-B KNOLLWOOD CIR shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 9/71/0 and being the premises recorded in book 3719 on page 343 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Sew Use $130.86 2012 Tax $1,087.43 Assessed to WALLEN SCOTT And WALLEN RITA A parcel of land with any buildings thereon, approximately 22383 Square Feet located and known as 25 RAMSHORN RD shown on the Town of Millbury Assessors Records as Parcel Identifier 94/39/0 and being the premises recorded in book 44531 on page 379 in the Worcester Registry of Deeds. 2012 Tax $532.75 LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION – HIGHWAY DIVISION NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING Project File No. 605055 A Design Public Hearing will be held by MassDOT to discuss the proposed Phase 2 reconstruction of Lincoln Street (Route 70) Project in Worcester, MA. WHERE: Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room 3 Salem Street Worcester, MA 01608 WHEN: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 7:00PM PURPOSE: The purpose of this hearing is to provide the public with the opportunity to become fully acquainted with the proposed Lincoln Street Phase 2 Reconstruction Project. All views and comments made at the hearing will be reviewed and considered to the maximum extent possible. PROPOSAL: The project’s proposed Phase 2 Lincoln Street Reconstruction stretches from Marsh Avenue to Amesbury Street. The work includes widening of Lincoln Street to include a 4-foot wide shoulder on each side, new sidewalks, and turning lanes at Lincoln Plaza; reconfiguring the Lincoln Street and Pasadena Parkway intersection; and a roundabout at the intersection of Lincoln Street, Boylston Street and Benson Avenue. The traffic signals will be updated and coordinated along Lincoln Street, at its intersections with: 1) Goldthwaite Road and Trinity Avenue, 2) Country Club Boulevard, 3) Lincoln Plaza West and East Driveways; and 4) at the pedestrian crossing near Tyler Prentice Road. Bicycle accommodations consisting of 4-foot wide shoulders have been provided in accordance with applicable design guides. A secure right-of-way is necessary for this project. Acquisitions in fee and permanent or temporary easements may be required. The City of Worcester is responsible for acquiring all needed rights in private or public lands. MassDOT’s policy concerning land acquisitions will be discussed at this hearing. Written views received by MassDOT subsequent to the date of this notice and up to five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing shall be displayed for public inspection and copying at the time and date listed above. Plans will be on display one-half hour before the hearing begins, with an engineer in attendance to answer questions regarding this project. A project handout will be made available on the MassDOT website listed below. Written statements and other exhibits in place of, or in addition to, oral statements made at the Public Hearing regarding the proposed undertaking are to be submitted to Thomas F. Broderick, P.E., Chief Engineer, MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116, Attention: Roadway Project Management, Project File No. 605055. Such submissions will also be accepted at the hearing. Mailed statements and exhibits intended for inclusion in the public hearing transcript must be postmarked within ten (10) business days of this Public Hearing. Project inquiries may be emailed to This location is accessible to people with disabilities. MassDOT provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille and large print), as available.  For accommodation or language assistance, please contact MassDOT’s Chief Diversity and Civil Rights Officer by phone (857-368-8580), fax (857368-0602), TTD/TTY (857-368-0603) or by email ( Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and for more difficult to arrange services including sign-language, CART or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten (10) business days before the meeting.  In case of inclement weather, hearing cancellation announcements will be posted on the internet at FRANCIS A. DEPAOLA, P.E. HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATOR

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Division 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2000 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE Docket No. WO13P1166EA Estate of: Margaret S. Thomasian Date of Death: September 13, 2011 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Kirk A Thomasian of Northborough, MA. A Will has been admitted to informal probate. Kirk A Thomasian of Northborough, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal 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 interested parties 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. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. 6/6/2013 WM


DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION WATERWAYS REGULATION PROGRAM Notice of License Application pursuant to M. G. L. Chapter 91 Waterways License Application Number X 252226 NOTIFICATION DATE: June 6, 2013 Public notice is hereby given of the application by Paul and Lee Adams to maintain an existing retaining wall, stone steps, and dock and to construct and maintain a proposed floating dock, swim raft, and boat lift at 36 Horne Drive, Sutton, Massachusetts 01590. The Department will consider all written comments on this Waterways application received by within 30 days subsequent to the “Notification Date”. Failure of any aggrieved person or group of ten citizens or more to submit written comments to the Waterways Regulation Program by the Public Comments Deadline will result in the waiver of any right to an adjudicatory hearing in accordance with 310 CMR 9.13(4)(c). Additional information regarding this application may be obtained by contacting the Waterways Regulation Program at (617) 292-5500. Project plans and documents for this application are on file with the Waterways Regulation Program for public viewing, by appointment only, at the address below. Written comments must be addressed to: Waterways Regulation Program, MassDEP, One Winter Street, Boston MA 02108. 6/6/2013 MS

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO13P1501GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L. c. 190B, §5-304 In the matter of: Jose I Monserrate Of: Worcester, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Department of Developmental Serv. of Shrewsbury, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Jose I Monserrate is in need of a Guardian and requesting that Victor T Sloan of Uxbridge, MA (or some other suitable person) to appointed as Guardian to serve Without Surety on the bond. The petition asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may contain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this proceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 A.M. on the return date of 06/25/2013. This day is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object to the petition. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter without further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance you or your attorney must file a written affidavit stating the specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs or both. The above-named person has the right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person. If the abovenamed person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: May 08, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 06/06/2013 WM

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35 ITEMS UNDER $2,013 Utility Trailer $50.00 firm. 978-249-4596 Wes Welker Shirt $250.00 weekly payments are okay 978-833-3805 ask for john leger White electric stove, 20 inches wide, very good condition. $65.00 508-425-1150 Yale Combination Safe. Circa 1920’s 2’w x 2’d x 3’h U pick up. $249.00 978-4227792 FREE 1962 Thomas by Heathkit Transistor Electronic Organ 1990 Kenmore W/D. Best Offer. 508-829-9008 200 Back Issues of Woodsmith magazine. You pick up. 978-422-6286

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YARD SALES & FLEA MARKETS HOLDEN-28 Coventry Rd. Saturday, June 8th, 8am12pm. Rain or Shine. Multifamily Moving/Garage Sale on the cul de sac. Furniture, tools, kitchen equipment, dishes/cookware, electric guitar, books, household items, etc. Walk up the driveway. Everything must go! LittleStore Flea Market OPEN EVERY SATURDAY OUTDOOR ONLY 8:00AM - 2:00 PM EVERYTHING YOUR FAMILY NEEDS AT YARD SALE PRICES OR LESS 242 CANTERBURY ST, WORCESTER DEALERS WELCOME 508-831-7455 $15 FOR FIRST TABLE $10 FOR ADDITIONAL SET UP AT 7:00AM 508831-7455



YARD SALES & FLEA MARKETS MOVING SALE 18 Hobbs Road, Princeton, 10am2pm, Sunday June 9th. Lot’s of low-priced furniture. Bring your pick-up trucks!

PAXTON-232 Grove St. Friday & Saturday, June 7th & 8th, 9am-3pm. (Rain dates, June 14th & 15th) MOVING SALE. Furniture, household items, toys, books and much more. 40 years worth. Everything must go! YARD SALE/CRAFT FAIR/ FLEA MARKET sponsored by FASCA Sat. 6/15/13 from 8 to 1 rain or shine at Auburn Senior Center, 4 Goddard Dr. Auburn. 1 inside table left. Call FASCA member Ann Weston at 774-633-1123 with any questions. SUTTON-126 Uxbridge Rd. Sunday, June 9th, 9am -3pm. Rain or Shine. Multifamily Estate Sale. Furniture, toys, tools, fishing items, old typewriters, puzzles and much more. SUTTON-21 Uxbridge Rd. June 8th & 9th, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-4pm. Rain or Shine. Old records, music sheets & books, magazines, garden ornaments, cloth, dishes, tools, oxen yoke, desk and much more.

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OTHER NOVENAS St Jude Novena May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved, adored, glorified and preserved both now and forever more. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles, pray for us. Thank you St Jude. Say nine times a day for nine days. publication promised. Never known to fail. DR St Jude Novena May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be loved, adored, glorified and preserved both now and forever more. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude helper of the hopeless, pray for us. St Jude worker of miracles, pray for us. Thank you St Jude. Say nine times a day for nine days. publication promised. Never known to fail. DR

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT FOR RENT MILLBURY-3RM, 1BD Close to Mass Pike, Rt. 20, 146. Off 122. Off st. prkg. Stove, refrig, ht wt. $700/m 1st/sec. 508-757-4610 Please leave message. RUTLAND CENTER 3BD Carriage House. Sun deck, cathedral ceilings, skylights. 1.5BA $1095/m Incl. FREE HOT WATER. Refs. req. No pets. 978257-0202 CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE Holden- Village at Westminster Place 2 Units available now. One floor living 2 bed 2 bath 2 car gar, full basement, hardwood floor, granite countertops, stainless appliances $319,990 & 3 bed single family 2 car gar $349,990. Only one member of the household need be over 55. Call today for showing 508-881-6662 Fafard Real Estate

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AUTOMOTIVE AUTO/ATV 2005 Suzuki King Quad 700 Less than 1400 miles. Mint condition. Has winch and plow. $4500.00 508-987-1109 AUTO/MOTORCYCLE 2008 Honda Metropolitan Scooter Black and gray. Mint cond. 469 miles. Asking $1650.00. Includes helmet. 207-289-9362 OR 207-4501492. 2008 Suzuki GSX 650/K8. All black with silver and red trim. Less than 850 miles. Cover, new battery, and lock. $5500.00 508-7926080 AUTO/SUV 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr, 4wd. Auto. Dark green. Second adult owner. Always maintained. Many recent updates. Call for details. $4200.00 508-9491320 AUTOS 1988 Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6 cylinder gas. Very good cond. Runs exc. $3500.00 195k miles. Located in Sutton, MA 774287-0777 1993 Honda Accord New rebuilt 3k engine, clutch, tires, batt, new glass, full power. Must Sell! $2500 978-874-0546 or cell 978-602-6841. 1996 Buick Regal 104k miles. Recent sticker. Very clean. Needs brake line. $1200.00 508-886-0047



1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Sedan 145000 miles. Black ext/Tan leather int sunroof, keyless entry, Pioneer Sound System, runs excellent, 3400.00 B.O. 508865-4437

Truck Camper 1985 Bought new in 1991. Real Life brand. Bathroom, shower, self contained. 8ft truck bed. $2900.00 B/O 774-287-0777

2001 Cadillac Eldorado Touring Coupe, Rare car, loaded, mint condition. $7,995 508-875-7400

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PARTS & ACCESSORIES Heavy Duty Carport 10’x20’. Extra sides and doors. Like new. $500.00 Located in Sutton, MA 774 -287-0777

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Josh Kleiner


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After working behind the bar of Worcester’s Tammany Hall for the past six to seven years, 31-year-old musician and garbage collector Josh Kleiner decided to become the new part-owner of the historic music venue. Claiming to posses a certain eclectic taste, he operates a trash collection service by day, and by night, when not performing himself, provides a wide variety of live music to the Worcester community. With this new coownership, Josh plans to revitalize the venue into one of the greatest live music experiences in Worcester.

Where are you from originally? I grew up

years. I’d describe our music as kind of like ZZ Top meets Keith Urban meets Aerosmith. It’s a mix of my eclectic taste.

How long have you been part owner of Tammany Hall? I’ve been part owner for

Who are your musical influences? Guitar rock, like Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Guns & Roses. I love rock and roll.

in Worcester. I went to South High and Clark University. I’ve lived here since I was a little kid.

the past six months but I’ve worked here for the last six or seven years as a bartender, as a second job. During the day, I own a trash company called “I’ll Take That Rubbish Removal Solutions.”

How did you get involved in the trash company? I like trucks. I have eclectic

taste in music and I have eclectic taste in life. I like working with heavy equipment and I just really enjoy doing it.

What made you want to become a part owner of Tammany Hall? I’ve been in the

music scene in Worcester for a long, long time, I am a musician myself. I’ve played in a bunch of bands all over the place and as I’ve grown up, I’ve become a businessman. In business, you can do the things you want to do and still be a business owner. And I love the music scene; I love the artistic qualities that come out in this place. For the last few years it’s been kind of declining and I want to bring that previous glory back to this section of the art community.

What kind of band are you in today?

Right now I’m in a band called Scarlet Drive, but I’ve been in bands in and around Worcester for the past 15



What are some of your favorite local up-and-coming bands? See, the thing

with local bands is that it’s more the people that are in the bands than the bands themselves, that end up staying around. So, I have people that I like doing business with, who go in and intermingle with other bands. It’s kind of more like a pool of people.

Since you’ve been a co-owner here, have you made any changes or do you plan to make some for the future? We

plan to really, as owners, concentrate on the bar aspect, and the hospitality aspect. We’re trying to assure that our patrons, and the bands, are having a good time, and that their experience here is positive. So, in that interest we’ve actually taken on a full-service talent buyer called Simon Says booking. So, that’s the biggest change I’d say that’s taking place — we’re (the owners) going to concentrate on what’s going on behind the bar and they will concentrate on what’s going on on the other side. We want Simon Says to be our eyes and ears in the current scene so that the people that are out there who come to Tammany Hall aren’t listening to my favorite

bands, they’re listening to their favorite bands, and that they keep coming back. Now that I’m on board we’re trying to rejuvenate the place. We have a Pulse award that says we’re the No. 1 venue, but I want to feel like we’re the No. 1 venue. We want to make the people that walk through the door really feel like it’s the No. 1 venue. Even if we’re not technically No. 1, if we can help rejuvenate the scene in Worcester so that everyone can be the No. 1 venue; we’re not trying to shut down The Lucky Dog or shut down Ralph’s, I would love to see all of them flourish. Ultimately it’s about the music scene and about the art scene, it’s not just about making a buck.

What makes for a great night and a great experience at Tammany Hall? It’s a

combination of everything. There are a few things that need to align in order for the place to have a good time: the band has to be good, and the bands have to be respectful of themselves and of the venue. If they come in here and are professional, and we provide an experience on a professional level, and the crowd comes in and wants to have a good time and not burn the place

down (laughs), then we have a good night.

What is one of the most bizarre jobs you’ve ever had? This one (laughs). I

mean, the things that you see on the corner of Pleasant Street and Main in Worcester at 2, 2:30 in the morning on a Friday or Saturday night; it’s unbelievable. The things that you see walk in the door, the people that you see walk in the door, the things they do. This is just the most bizarre and interesting job that you can have.

You’ve lived in Worcester your whole life. Do you have a favorite part about the city? My favorite thing about Worcester

is the vast difference in each part of the city. You can go to a part of the city where the houses are 200 years old. You can go to a part of the city where they are putting up new developments. You can be in a very urban area, kind of out of a New York movie, and you can go to a part of Worcester that is like the countryside. So it’s that vastness that I like about it. — Hilary Markiewicz, Intern

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