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Is it enough? Living on minimum wage in Worcester


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inimum wage in Worcester – and for the rest of Massachusetts – is $8 an hour. What does that get you? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one hour of work will get you roughly two gallons of gas or four dozen eggs. Or, you could buy two gallons of whole milk or a pound and a half of ground coffee. In this week’s cover story we talk with people in Worcester who have learned to get by on minimum wage and look at the business and political side of paying workers a wage that, at times, begs the question: Is it enough?

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July 11 - 17, 2013 ■ Volume 38, Number 45

City brings safety to water programs Walter Bird Jr.

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ne of the chief components of this year’s Wheels to Water program in Worcester is the swim mentor. Experienced, teenaged swimmers will augment the swimming lessons that are taught at one of the city’s beaches, the YMCA, YWCA and Boys & Girls Club. It could not come at a better time or with more of a purpose. Just over two months ago, a family and a neighborhood buried 10-year-old Ndayishimiye David, the tooyoung victim of a drowning at Bell Pond, one of four city-run beaches. David was one of more than five drowning victims in Worcester in the past five years; not an alarming number by any means, but as any city or emergency official would tell you, one drowning is one too many. Not all the victims were children – at least one was an apparent suicide of a man in his 30s or 40s – but in the past year alone, there have been two drownings involving children 10 or younger. In addition to David, a 1 1/2-year-old boy wandered unattended into Indian Lake last year and drowned. The Safe Water Instruction Mentoring (S.W.I.M.) program was conceived before David’s drowning, but the incident hit many folks directly in the heart and only heightened the importance of educating children on the potential dangers of swimming. It also highlighted the absence of swimming-safety specific programs, something that appears to be changing.

Kids participating in Worcester’s Wheels to Water program wait as Worcester City Manager Mike O’Brien concludes a press conference launching this year’s program at Shore Park. “The real issue is we hadn’t had a water safety program in place,” says District 2 City Councilor Phil Palmieri, who took David’s death particularly hard. “It was

overwhelming to me. I met the parents the following weekend [after the drowning] when they planted a tree in his memory. It is extraordinarily emotional when

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someone that lives in your district or any part of the city, a good young person, dies from drowning.” Since the tragedy there have been programs directly geared toward young school kids, including one at Belmont Street Community School, where David was a student. The school transformed its gymnasium into a virtual pool in an attempt to teach the students about the hazards associated with swimming. The effort is actually made more difficult by one of Worcester’s greatest assets: its cultural diversity. Of the city’s roughly 182,000 residents, more than 33 percent of those 5 and older speak a language other than English in their home. That leaves a good likelihood that many beach goers hitting Bell Pond, Coes Pond, Indian Lake and Shore Park may not understand even simple Englishlanguage signs such as “No Lifeguard on Duty.” City Manager Mike O’Brien says officials are committed to keeping safe each and every person who visits a city pool – there are far fewer since nine were closed during the economic collapse of 2008-09 – is safe. “We want to stress in every language that safety doesn’t take a holiday,” O’Brien says, emphasizing the importance of people swimming only when a lifeguard is on duty at one of the beaches or pools. “Programs have been cut cut. Statistically, look at cities our size, we are safe. Every continued on page 6

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A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

Worcester celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, a new car show and some fairly decent weather. +2

Despite city’s efforts, sewer overflow into Lake Quinsigamond continues to be a problem. Twice in less than a month, health officials had to caution folks to avoid an area where sewage had drained into it. -3

The Wheels to Water program kicks off and will offer kids throughout the city access to food, reading, recreation and a lot more. +2

The $34.06-million fiscal 2014 House budget includes increased mental health funding of $8.4 million. Given all the lip-service about the connection between mental illness and violence, this is a good step. +1

Finding a new home wasn’t enough for the Summer Nationals, whose promotional efforts leading up to its inaugural show in Connecticut included unnecessary shots at the Cars of Summer show in Worcester. -2

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Robotics Engineering C Squad (WRECS) earns 39 points at DARPA’s Virtual Robotics Challenge (VRC) held last month. The team moves on to the DRC Trials in December. +2

The George I. Alden Trust of Worcester awards $100,000 grant to Fitchburg State University to buy equipment for its new science center. +2

The state Legislature’s Join Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security holds a public hearing in Worcester on crafting a gun violence bill – the day after the July 4 weekend. -1

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A scream for help Walter Bird Jr.

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here may be no one in Worcester who knows the life of a gang banger better than Mike Earielo. The 43-year-old is one of the original members of one of the city’s most notorious gangs, Kilby Street. You didn’t read about him in Worcester Mag’s recent cover story about gang life in Worcester (“Out of the Shadows,” June 27), but the story of gangs in Worcester is hardly complete without hearing from Earielo. You might say he was born into it. Earielo grew up on Kilby Street with a father who was addicted to drugs and dealt them. He came of age at the height of America’s drug trade in the ’80s in a neighborhood where your friend’s mother knew your mother, where his grandmother knew your grandmother. The ties were already tight. With the rash of drugs and violence all around them, gang life was an almost inevitable progression. “Kilby Street was known for selling drugs since the beginning of time,” Earielo says recently as he sits on a bench on

Michael Earielo, one of the founding members of the Kilby Street gang.

City Common. “My father sold drugs on Kilby Street. When I got old enough to understand the aspects of selling drugs, that’s what I did. You know, I’ve been around violence all my life, seen violence all my life.” “The main thing about it,” he continues, “we were a close-knit bunch of guys, kids that was brought up in the same neighborhood. My mother grew up with their mother, their grandmother grew up with my grandmother. We were all like family anyway.” This made the Kilby Street gang sort of a family business. The way Earielo remembers it the gang that would become one of the biggest in Worcester did not start out as a real gang. “Actually,” he says, “the police gave us our name. We was in the drug trade and with the drug trade comes violence. Every time there was violence or a shooting or shootout, the papers and police would say, ‘Kilby Street Posse.’ We never got together and said we’re going to be called Kilby Street Posse or Kilby Street Gang. It was just something that

fell in our lap and we ran with it.” Earielo was about 14 when he started running with Kilby. He was selling and using drugs and carrying a gun - “more than one.” For a young teen who had grown up watching his father ply the trade, he literally was following in the old man’s footsteps. “A lot of kids are doing gangs today due to drug addiction or a single-parent home or the father was locked up in jail. My father was drug dealer and I looked up to him, so of course I wanted to be a drug dealer. My father was in and out of prison his whole life.” It’s like that for many of the kids who end up running with gangs, according to Angel Guzman, Aftercare and Reentry Program Coordinator with Straight Ahead Ministries, an organization that deals mainly with either active gang members or those trying to escape the lifestyle. “I think it’s about dysfunction at home,” Guzman says. “Some of these gang members are generational gangs. Their continued on page 6

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safety and even be able to help someone else.â&#x20AC;? life lost is a tragedy. We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to see While Wheels to Water incorporates another one, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure.â&#x20AC;? many different elements, including That makes programs like Wheels to reading and food â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Water and classroom-based activities youngsters would go hungry otherwise critically important. Education, says â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the swimming safety and education Deputy Fire Chief Geoffrey Gardell, is key component is this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s focus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from knowing the dangers in the water times,â&#x20AC;? Hargrove says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;youngsters, the to knowing how to swim. It is the basics first thing they want to do is swim out. that matter. We teach them you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go out beyond â&#x20AC;&#x153;In multiple cases, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got youths waist deep. We also teach them to swim that are uneducated and then you have horizontally, not vertically, to the shore.â&#x20AC;? them not trained to be swimmers,â&#x20AC;? says In other words, keep the beach in sight Gardell, making a point to single out the at all times. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my experience,â&#x20AC;? says efforts of the Belmont Street Community Hargrove, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a youngster might not really School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no clear reason for each understand the danger involved in terms [drowning]. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just got to keep this of being a non-swimmer.â&#x20AC;? water safety issues up.â&#x20AC;? The swim mentoring program with That is something Gordon Hargrove wants to ensure. He is Executive Director of Friendly House, one of several GANGS continued from page 5 organizations, including UMass Memorial uncles, their fathers, their brothers are Health Care, in the city that make Wheels in gangs. Some of the mothers are either to Water a reality. Hargrove is eminently prostitutes or incarcerated themselves. qualified to talk swim safety. He is a They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know anything else. I think it former lifeguard who taught swimming for offers the feeling thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missing at home. many years at the Boys & Girls Club. In I think it provides safety, provides some the Army, he did same for troops heading self-esteem, provides them respect. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to Vietnam. Open 7 Days 10am-5pm safety, but I think more than that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a waste, someone drowning,â&#x20AC;? says respect theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re longing for.â&#x20AC;? 538 Main Street | Sturbridge, MA Hargrove. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone should be able to Earielo admits that was part of the have at least the basic skills as far as water allure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back then,â&#x20AC;? he says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too many gangs out here in Worcester. Kilby established one of the first gangs SUMMER HOME IMPROVEMENT PLANS? CONSIDER... in Worcester where it actually gave cops trouble. It was a power trip, man. It was a power trip. I mean, you had that reputation when you walk into a party and everybody goes, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There goes the Kilby Street Gang. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fuck with them.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; We was always getting written up in the newspaper about things we done. We fed off that.â&#x20AC;? Like many others who entered the APR gang life, Earielo just wanted to belong to something. But it is more than that, he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gang life is a scream for help,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was screaming for help bad, man, I was lost. My father was a drug addict, always in jail. When I was growing up my role models was the drug dealers and the pimps and the hustlers out on the street.â&#x20AC;? 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Wheels to Water is a good start, as was the program at the Belmont School. Palmieri, however, wants more. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We now have [a program] in place at Belmont Street,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking to see it expand to every school, especially those near a body of water. I believe in partnership with the city, UMass and the school department we can have water safety in every school.â&#x20AC;? Have a news tip or story idea? You can reach Walter Bird Jr. at 508-7493166, ext. 143 or by email at wbird@ worcestermag.com. Follow Walter on Twitter @walterbirdjr and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss Walter every Thursday morning at 8:35 with Paul Westcott on WTAG 580AM. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It all stems from that lifestyle.â&#x20AC;? It is a way of life he does not want to see younger kids fall into. He does not want them making the mistakes he made â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and living with the consequences. Earielo says he learned there are consequences to everything, including the life he led. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I always look over my shoulder,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just because I changed my lifestyle how Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m living today, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean what I did to somebody 20 years ago is going to forgive me for it. I mean I could have done something to somebodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family member 20 years ago and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still holding a vendetta on me.â&#x20AC;? Earielo harbors no delusions about the willingness for a stubborn teen to listen to an old man tell them what to do. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I mean did I listen to someone when they talked to me? No,â&#x20AC;? he admits. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gotta be more activities in the city for kids. The ones in gangs right now, is it too late for them to change? No, but I tell you who it definitely ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too late for, the ones who ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in gangs yet. Those are the ones we got to talk to, man. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not saying the ones in gangs already canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t turn themselves around, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see that happening that often. But the ones who are on the fence, the ones starting to get in trouble in schools and hang round with their older brothers, them are the ones we need to grab up.â&#x20AC;? That does not mean they should be thrown in jail, Earielo says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I give credit to the Gang Unit, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got their little camps, activities for kids. But at the same token, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to stop locking up our youths. Once they get in that juvenile system, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for them to break out of that cycle. Once they go into jail, what are they learning? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re learning how to be a criminal.â&#x20AC;? Have a news tip or story idea? You can reach Walter Bird Jr. at 508-7493166, ext. 143 or by email at wbird@ worcestermag.com. Follow Walter on Twitter @walterbirdjr and donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss Walter every Thursday morning at 8:35 with Paul Westcott on WTAG 580AM.


{ worcesteria } THE PRIMARY ISSUE: With Tuesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passing of the deadline for candidates in the special 16th Worcester District state Representative race to submit nomination papers to the Secretary of State, the slate would appear set â&#x20AC;&#x201C; barring any sudden withdrawals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for the Aug. 13 state Democratic Primary (There will be no Republican Primary because only one candidate, Carol Claros, is in the running). For Democratic candidates, it is now time to train their eyes on the prize â&#x20AC;&#x201C; landing on the ballot for the Sept. 10 general election. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This will probably be one of the lowest turnouts in the history of a city primary,â&#x20AC;? says political analyst Guy Glodis, a former state senator and sheriff who knows a thing or two about running in the 16th District. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Number one, you have a lackluster campaign. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that one candidate that jumps out. Number two, there are no other races on the ballot. Number three, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think of a worse month to have an election than August.â&#x20AC;? Glodis sees Josh Perro, Dan Donahue and Jim Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien as the top tier candidates among the ďŹ ve challengers. The others are Khrystian King and Daniele Nanni. All of them have a chance to make their pitch to voters at a forum to be held Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. In Worcester Academyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Warner Memorial Theater. Glodis suggests the winning Democratic candidate will be the one that focuses on district, not statewide, issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The candidate who understands district issues, who understands Quinsigamond Village issues, who understands Oak Hill, Hope Ave and Leesville Pond issues â&#x20AC;Ś has a chance.â&#x20AC;?

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DOGGONE IT!  Turns out Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t barking up the wrong tree with his push to bring a bomb-snifďŹ ng dog on board. He encountered some initial resistance from the Central Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Alliance, which wanted Gemme to grant full police powers to on-duty ofďŹ cers in 67 communities. That, he tells Worcester Mag, was â&#x20AC;&#x153;not acceptable,â&#x20AC;? because it would have allowed outside ofďŹ cers to make minor motor vehicle stops and enforce misdemeanors in Worcester. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was an unacceptable condition that was put on the Worcester Police Department by the Central Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council and had no place in the discussion of this particular proposal.â&#x20AC;? Admit it, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d probably ďŹ nd it a little strange to get pulled over by, say, a West Boylston cop for speeding on the Worcester side of West Boylston street. According to Gemme, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the only explosive detection dog in Central Massachusetts is at the Auburn Police Department. The K-9 will be used for large scale events along with day-to-day policing incidents. The dog would also help detect ďŹ rearms and respond to bomb scares.

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at a hearing on 58 proposed new gun laws at Assumption College Monday, July 8. State Sen. Mike Moore was on the panel and state Sen. Harriette Chandler offered testimony. District 4 City Councilor Sarai Rivera was there; she, too, testiďŹ ed before the Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security, asking lawmakers to consider the human faces behind the legislation. District Attorney Joe Early made a brief appearance before the committee also. Former state Sen. And Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis also spoke up. But, at least for the two-plus hours Worcester Mag was at the forum, no one directly tied to public safety in Worcester, besides Early, showed up. Sheriff Lew Evangelidis was not there. Neither was Police Chief Gary Gemme, although he issued this statement to Worcester Mag: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I recently met privately with the local legislators to discuss multiple issues related to gun violence. My position on issues surrounding ďŹ rearms licensing, gun violence and greater judicial intervention with offenders involved in gun violence is well known in the community.â&#x20AC;? Also absent was Mayor Joe Petty, although Rivera offered his apologies for being unable to attend. Besides Rivera, no other councilor showed up. City Manager Mike Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien also was not at the forum. It is worth noting that the hearing was held early on a Monday morning the day after the a long and hot July 4 weekend.

CROWN THY HOOD: Now that the Crown Hill Neighborhood has been ofďŹ cially designated a historic district â&#x20AC;&#x201C; proud residents are hoping the public will take a stroll around. Preservation Worcester will offer guided tours Wednesday, July 17 at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. It is Preservation Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s celebration of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest residential area and newest local historic district. The group promises â&#x20AC;&#x153;an inside look into the lives of Worcester residents who lived in the Crown Hill neighborhood during the 1850s.â&#x20AC;? The tours start in the parking lot at All Saints Church.

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Online Comments Don’t stand for it, Worcester Glad to see this column about SFC. I attended a teacher’s union meeting two years ago and couldn’t believe what they were doing. Kudos to Janice Harvey for this educational column. -V I RG INIA R YAN

Very enlightening column. Honestly, I haven’t paid that much attention to the school issues, but would not have suspected Dr Boone as supportive of SFC, Tina Hood maybe, but not Melinda Boone. Hey Dr Boone take a lesson from Tracy Novick and disassociate yourself from these right wing nut jobs. While you’re at it, you should consider someone like Janice Harvey for principal. No nationwide search required. She’s smart, loyal, competent, and right under your nose. If not her promote some other worthy teacher from within. And NO you don’t need Maggie Payvich or SFC to get involved.

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right back to the lot and got my money back after explaining that maybe he shouldn’t sell lemons to people. He said dont ever try to buy a car from him again. YADDA YADDA..... Yup, that was my first car experience.

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You never forget your first car I will never forget my first car. It was an 1980something Ford Taurus. I saved up a $1,000 and went to used car lot on the corner of Massasiot and RT20. The car never actually was driven more than 10 miles. I brought it home, then my older brother and I went to get it insured and registered, then inspected and it failed because it had no brakes. Used Lot owner said we messed them up and it was an easy/cheap fix. So I had a garage estimate how much to fix them. It was something around $750. So, we drove that car

Avoid area of Lake Quinsigamond after sewer overflow Know what I find amusing? If this was a private company dumping sewage into the lake every time it rained we would see the DEP hammering fines, people protesting about how bad that company is for the environment and how big business is evil. yet we see the same preventable pollution ALLOWED by the city for how long? Its been twice in 30 days alone this summer. So every time it rains its ok to pollute? Whats the deal? Again, double standard is double stupid. -N OT B L INDLY BIASED

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Well as one of the seniors and an alumni of the school and a supporter of Miss Rivera who has done wonders for the community before being elected. As an elected official for this district that was her job to bring up discrepancies like that. On my note the walks during the winter were terrible and you obviously should re-read this article our school get’s less money per student therefore we are being mistreated and as such we should be allowed to bring this up and be respected not ignored and thrown out. My high school is severely lacking and Miss Rivera is trying to help.

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Is it enough? Living on minimum wage in Worcester Barbara Taormina

Minimum wage is so much more than an hourly pay rate.

For economists, minimum wage is a laboratory specimen that can be poked, prodded, dissected and discussed in endless studies with widely different conclusions and forecasts. In politics, it’s a hot-button, third-rail issue that defines candidates as advocates for social justice and the working poor, or champions of entrepreneurs and an unfettered economy. And for roughly 17,700 low-wage Worcester workers who pour the coffee, ring up the sales, flip the burgers, collect the tickets, wash the dishes and park the cars, minimum wage is a lifestyle. People who work for minimum wage are experts at stretching dollars. They know exactly how long they can postpone paying a bill without seeing their electricity turned off or their phone service cut. They can usually tell you the location of every Wal-Mart, Family Dollar and Big Lots within a 50-mile radius, and they have a unique ability to blind themselves to a check engine light if they happen to be able to afford a car. Minimum wage workers also lean toward communal and intergenerational living, because there are not a lot of other options.

GETTING BY IN WORCESTER

Chris and Erin Chase grew up in Worcester and they want to settle in the city with their 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. Right now, they’re staying with friends. They applied for Section 8, a housing subsidy that would pick up most of the rent on an apartment, a couple of years ago. “We’re on the waiting list, and they told us the wait is about eight years,” says Chris. Erin’s last job before becoming a full-time mom was at a major fast food restaurant. “I started at $8 an hour, and I left at $8 an hour,” she says. Chris has worked at different minimum

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wage jobs, but is currently out of work and looking. The couple doesn’t own a car, so the job search is focused on downtown Worcester. “I’ve been on craigslist, but there isn’t much around,” Chris says adding he’ll do just about anything reasonable that pays. Erin, who is expecting the couple’s third child, says getting by on low-wage jobs is tough, but the family has a support network in Worcester. “We rely on family and friends, and they help a lot,” she says. Jana Ferraro, a 20-something single working mother with a 3-year-old daughter, also has a support network of family and friends that makes living and working her way up in Worcester possible. Ferraro lives with her mom, and her grandmother has a home nearby. After her daughter was born, Ferraro took a job as a sales associate in a big box store. She started out earning around $8.50 an hour and now makes close to $10. Her goal is to save enough money to be able to go back to school to study physical therapy. “I wouldn’t be able to do that if I didn’t have my family,” she says. “I could never afford an apartment and childcare on my pay.” Ferraro pauses for a minute and then adds, somewhat defensively, “And I’m not the only one.” But no one doubts it’s difficult to make it alone in Worcester on minimum wage. Leominster native and aspiring video game designer John Lynch was in Worcester last week visiting his girlfriend, Amanda Freniera. Both Lynch and Freniera have college and career plans and while they like Worcester, they know the challenges people in the city face if they are just starting out on a minimum wage income. “If you’re not a college graduate, living in Worcester in one of the worst ideas you could ever have,” Lynch says.

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Living on minimum wage has never been easy, but over the past five years, the recession, inflation and the highly selective economic recovery has made it almost impossible. As minimum wage hit its 75th anniversary last month, calls to raise the rates started getting louder. Minimum wage is essentially a two-

Cynthia Taberner, coordinator of emergency and stabilization services for Worcester Catholic Charities, says it’s more relevant to look at a livable wage, or the amount of money it takes to provide basic needs such as housing, food, health care and transportation in a particular area. track pay rate. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 an hour since 2009. But, 19 states trump the federal rate with their own higher minimum wages. Washington is at the top of that list at $9.19 and Massachusetts ranks right around the middle with its $8 minimum wage.

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the Fair Minimum Wage Act, a plan to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 in 95 cent increments. In Massachusetts, state Sen. Marc Pacheco of Taunton and state Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford have proposed raising the Massachusetts minimum wage to $9 as soon as possible, and to $11 by 2015. Pacheco and Cabral’s bill also calls for raising the minimum wage for tipped workers from $2.63 to $6.30. Automatic increases tied to inflation would start in 2016. According to the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, more than 9,300 workers in Worcester who earn between $8 and $10 an hour would be the first to benefit from bumping up minimum wage. Another 8,450 residents who earn between $10 and $12 would see their incomes gradually rise with the tide.

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Andrew Cormier was at a table on the Worcester Common on a recent Thursday, behind a pile of newspapers and magazines, waiting for the Out to Lunch concert to start. “I’m between jobs,” he says. “I quit my last job so I could get my hydraulic license to operate heavy equipment like bulldozers, backhoes and excavators.” He’s gotten a few nibbles, but most employers want operators with experience. Cormier says money was part of what motivated him to get some training. “There are ways to get by on minimum wage in Worcester, you can take advantage of the free stuff,” he says, nodding toward the stage where Worcester band, The Issues, was setting up. “And I people watch,” he laughs. But Cormier says minimum wage works for him because he’s a single adult. “If I had kids, forget it,” he says. While Cormier might look for breaks on free entertainment, the Chase couple travels to hunt down bargains on food, clothes and diapers. Chris thinks prices at Wal-Mart are cheap, but Erin says prices of everything are high everywhere. “It’s even worse on the outskirts of Worcester,” she says. “You spend the money you would spend to buy the same thing in Worcester on the gas to get out there, so either way, you’re screwed.” Raising the minimum wage will help low-income workers and families but it’s not a pass to prosperity, or even to survival and self sufficiency. Full-time minimum wage workers earn $16,640 before taxes. The proposed hikes will raise incomes to $18,720 and eventually to $22,800. Some advocates of minimum wage increase make the case that raising incomes of low-wage earners will

reduce the number of recipients on financial assistance programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), or food stamps. While a minimum wage income can be an opportunity for single working adults, it won’t get a single mother with two kids past the federal poverty line. And minimum wage doesn’t go as far and buy as much in Worcester as it might in a small town.

MINIMUM WAGE VS COST OF LIVING

Because minimum wage impacts different workers in different ways in different locations, Cynthia Taberner, coordinator of emergency and stabilization services for Worcester Catholic Charities, says it’s more relevant to look at a livable wage, or the amount of money it takes to provide basic needs such as housing, food, health care and transportation in a particular area. “I believe people should be entitled to work and earn a livable wage that gives them some security and dignity,” says Taberner. The Crittenton Women’s Union, a Boston-based anti-poverty organization, tracks the cost of living throughout the state and the annual incomes required to cover monthly expenses without any public assistance. According to Crittenton’s 2013 Massachusetts Independent Economic Index, a single adult in Worcester County needs $22,464 for essential needs while a family with two adults and two kids needs $64,728. Amy Glasmeier, an urban planning professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has developed a series of living wage calculation sheets that show the hourly wage needed to meet the cost of living in different areas. According to Glasmeier, $9.80 is a living wage for a single adult in Worcester. But a Worcester resident with one child needs to earn $23.21 an hour to cover monthly expenses, while an adult with two kids needs a job that pays $30.10 an hour. But from where Taberner sits, the immediate problem isn’t pay rates, it’s the lack of jobs. “Most people would be out there working if they had a job,” she says. “People come to my office in tears because they can’t find work.” While political leaders have been touting positive numbers about job growth and the rolling economic recovery, what they usually fail to mention is that most of the jobs lost during the recession were in middle income occupations that paid $14 to $21 an hour. But, the National Employment Law Projects reports that nearly 60 percent of the jobs created during the recovery were in retail sales, food service, home care and other low-wage occupations that pay less


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Worcester business owners who will be writing the checks to cover the cost of minimum wage raises have plenty of worries about the proposed increases. The fact that the raises may not actually meet the goal of helping low-income people reach economic independence is only one more reason to throw on a pile of objections to a minimum wage increase. Businesses have opposed prior minimum wage hikes, but many see the latest proposals as bad ideas with very bad timing. As they have in the past, business owners claim a hike in minimum wage will lead to fewer jobs since owners will have less money available to hire new employees. They also warn that the cost of the wage increase will be passed along to consumers via high prices and that will hurt sales, profits and tax revenue. Jon Lundstrom, owner of Crown Bakery, a Worcester business with deep roots and a devoted customer base, says the wage hike won’t affect him because only a couple of people work his bakery and café. But, he understands the problem, and how it may affect others. Crown Bakery is a family businesses launched by Lundstrom’s father who brought traditional Scandinavian cookies and cakes, European pastries and other specialty sweets to Worcester. The bakery’s cakes for weddings and other special occasions are intricately sculpted sugar centerpieces. Although Crown Bakery now has one location, in the past Lundstrom has operated satellite shops. “If I had to pay higher wages for everyone, I won’t be able to afford to hire the qualified and talented people I need to do this work,” says Lundstrom. And it’s those qualified people who have helped build the bakery’s reputation and success. Lundstrom says the fundamental problem with minimum wage is the broad-brush approach. “Minimum wage really affects different businesses in different ways because of the character of the business and how it operates,” he says. Minimum wage is a one-size fits all measure that requires the same thing from businesses as diverse as a small specialty bakery and Wal-Mart. Worcester business owners also believe the proposal to raise the minimum wage of tipped employees from $2.63 to $6.30 could be the turning point that will force

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$22,464 Cost of living for a single adult in Worcester County, according to Crittenton Women’s Union some people out of business. “It’s a major concern,” says Jim Donoghue, president of the North Worcester Business Association and owner of Tweeds Pub. “Look at the percentage of that increase,” he says. Donoghue feels the Massachusetts Restaurant Association got it right on minimum wage for tipped workers. Most servers working for tips take home much more than minimum wage. And the restaurant businesses, which is labor intensive, would be hit with a significant increase in payroll that would drive up menu prices and chock off business. “Will somebody pay $15 for a hamburger?” he asks to drive home the point. “I understand the need to adjust minimum wage every few years,” says Donoghue. “I can understand a smaller increase like 50 cents but what’s being proposed is going to be a problem.” Advocates for minimum wage increases downplay the potential costs for business owners. They argue that more money in the pockets of workers means more consumer spending and higher profits for businesses. The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center estimates the minimum wage increase being considered would help 325,000 workers who earn between $8 and $10. Those workers will see annual incomes increase by about $1,760. Collectively, minimum wage workers will earn $724 million that advocates say they will spend in their local economies. The Policy Center skirts over where that $724 million is coming from, but businesses that are already coping with the rising costs of supplies, equipment, energy and the unknown cost of health insurance know exactly where it’s coming from. Ed Bourgault, vice president of the North Worcester Business Association agrees it would be a steep challenge for a worker to support a family on a minimum wage income. “Those jobs are probably best for a student or a spouse help out,” he says. Some business leaders make the case that most minimum wage jobs are filled by teens who work after school, on weekends and during the summer. According to that line of thinking, a minimum wage increase would be a boost

not for the working poor, but for middleclass families with incomes around $53,000. But nationally, teens are facing record high unemployment rates in part because they are competing with adults for lowwage jobs. Apart from the fact that middle-income families earning $53,000 would welcome any economic break or benefit that comes their way, the question of exactly who makes up the minimum wage workforce is one example of how shrill and distorted the wage debate can get. In March, during a Congressional hearing on minimum wage, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren pointed out that if minimum wage had kept up with

worker productivity rates, today it would be about $22 an hour. “So my question is . . . What happened to the other $14.75? It sure didn’t go to the worker,” said Warren. The next day, headlines screamed that Warren was proposing a new $22 an hour minimum. Warren’s actual proposal for minimum wage has been around $10, but in a hot debate, numbers sometimes get shuffled. The big numbers Worcester can’t afford to ignore come from the U.S. Census Bureau, which estimates more than 17 percent of the city’s households have incomes that total less than $15,000. Another 11 percent of Worcester individuals and families get by on less than $25,000 a year. Jobs that pay a minimum of $11 an hour won’t solve that problem, but they might be the beginning of a solution. For Chris Chase, who will soon be supporting a wife and three young children, $11 an hour sounds pretty good. “Right now, on minimum wage, you can’t really get the things you want or enjoy, or even get the everyday things you need,” he says. “I’m not saying we want anything extravagant or luxurious, we just want to get by.”

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Silent Nights Nick’s celebrates silent films with live soundtracks Jeremy Shulkin

When theaters first started showing silent films at the turn of the century, few movies actually came with a score. Eventually, studios began delivering their prints with “cue sheets” that gave signals to a house pianist or organist on what to play when, but unless the score arrived with a big-budget film, they still provided many opportunities for the musician to improvise a score on the spot or use their instrument to create rudimentary sound effects. Theoretically, at least, moviegoers in Los Angeles could have heard a different soundtrack to the latest Buster Keaton film than audiences in New York. continued on page 14

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Once upon a time, Danny Tamberelli portrayed “Little Pete” on the beloved Nickelodeon show “The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” an early ’90s cult hit. His background as a child actor seems to be the lead sentence in any story about him these days, and though the trivia is worth mentioning, Tamberelli now finds himself in front of a slightly different audience. He accounts for one-third of the band Jounce, playing bass, while Joe Ciarallo and Matt DeSteno complete the lineup of the New York City-based rock band on drums and guitar, respectively. All three members contribute vocals. The trio will hit the stage at The Lucky Dog Music Hall next week.

Often described as a psychedelic rock band and drawing comparisons to everyone from Kings of Leon to Pavement, Jounce’s newest

material explores the line between indierock restraint and radio-ready summer anthems. Their new single, released on July 2, is called “Never Gonna Wait.” The song veers into grandiose territory, refusing to choose between guitardriven intricacy and sweeping hooks. It’s not difficult to imagine a captivated audience packed between the walls of a bar, as Jounce provides plenty to sing

along to. The bridge of the song offers a temporary detour into the aforementioned psychedelia, yet somehow it refuses to go completely off the rails, instead opting for a flurry of guitar noodles and percussion twitches. It’s almost as if Jounce is a jam band that has somehow fallen completely in love with structure and catchiness. The B-side, “Frost” is in a similar vein. A cascade of major chord progressions and straightforward choruses is broken only momentarily by proggy timesignature shifts before the song settles back down. It’s nodyour-head-with-a-beer-in-yourhand music.

“Never Gonna Wait” is the lead single from a forthcoming EP, due in the fall. It comes in the long wake of the 2011 decidedly-jammier “Meet Me in the Middle” EP, a five-song effort that was, to say the least, guitar heavy. Though the new songs display the same penchant for toying with the tropes of both classic rock and weed-fueled bong jams, it’s clear that Jounce has spent some time honing their sound into something a little more polished and cohesive. The music has fewer sharp edges than it has in the past, and there’s a certain amount of maturity that comes with such subtlety. Jounce’s Worcester show finds them in the middle of a summer tour of the East Coast and the Midwest where fans should expect three grown men playing instruments on the stage of a venue. “Little Pete” will not be in attendance. Jounce plays The Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. on Wednesday, July 17 with supporting act Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G-Strings. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. The show is 21+ and there is a $7 cover.

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Deltabilly is the word that Jeremy Lyons has adopted to describe the sound of his music. It also seems to encompass the lifestyle that he has forged. Born and raised in Utica New York, Lyons moved to Massachusetts to attend Hampshire College, after which he felt the “urge for going.” Drifting westward, he spent some time in Louisiana and New Mexico before settling in New Orleans in 1992. The sounds of the Delta immediately permeated Lyons’ music.

“When I first moved to the city, there was a ‘street’ band I joined, which was multigenerational,” he recalls. One of the members was Kenny Holiday, a Boston-based musician who was prolific on various acoustic blues instruments, including the dobro. Jeremy was hooked. “We became good friends.” Lyons settled deep into the city, staying another 13 years, absorbing the creative atmosphere, playing the local clubs and continuing the street musician thing. Then Hurricane Katrina came. “My apartment was flooded out,” he says. But it took him a while to read the writing on the wall. “It was up to me to admit that we couldn’t go back into the city,” he says. Finally, a plan was hatched to return to Massachusetts, where friends and family awaited him. Lyons says that the hardest thing about leaving New Orleans was that he had an established band. “There’s never been an experience like that,” he SILENT FILM continued from page 12

Nick’s Bar has revived that spirit with their Silent Movie Nights, which take place one Sunday per month. Starting last October, owner Vincent Hemmeter has chosen the silent film and local musician Nat Needle has provided the live score on piano. Needle, who also did these kinds of performances in the late 1970s at Northampton’s Academy of Music, embraces the improvisation of it: He only watches each film twice before he performs, both times with the volume muted. “I still don’t know what the soundtrack sounds like,” he says. Then, on performance night, he creates the one-of-a-kind score.

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recalls with a smile. Upon arrival to Massachusetts in 2006 he began working with the members of the seminal ’90s Boston band Morphine, and what at first seemed like strange bedfellows became a fresh new sound. Morphine, with its heavy low sax lines driving the music, was unique in that they had no guitarist, just sax, bass and drums. The band’s leader, the late Mark Sandman, became a major influence on Lyons. Though he never knew him (Sandman died in 1999), the sound penetrated Lyons’ spirit. “His philosophy was to boil things down to its basic elements,” he states. “That relates well to what I do. In order to make it interesting at that level, you have to be creative, and use dynamics.” Listening to such Lyons tunes as “Preacher’s Blues” and “Hurricane,” it’s easy to see how he fell under the Morphine spell. “Sandman was a musical giant,” gushes Lyons. “Local people thought of him as an enigma. There’s no way that I could truly emulate him, but I feel honored to represent the music that people around here love.” On Saturday, July 19 Lyons will be playing at the Blue Plate Lounge in Holden with original Morphine sax player Dana Colley and drummer Jeff Allison, who is filling in for a very busy Jerome Dupree. Lyons says the band will be doing lots of the Morphine repertoire, along with some “For me it’s really an art of improvisation and losing myself in the film,” he says, “creating suspense and drama and even humor with the music.” So far the films have hit a pretty specific niche. “The focus has been on what we’d call German Expressionism,” says Needle. “The wonderful thing about the German Expressionism films is they have a surreal quality to them. They’re already bizarre and unsettling.” Highlights have been “Waxworks” (which Needle says they’re going to do again because it deserves a second run), the seminal vampire movie “Nosferatu” and “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” - all suspenseful films in their own right.

Delta stuff, and African-influenced music. The band goes under the amusing name, “The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band.” This coming Saturday, July 13, at Beatniks on Park Ave. in Worcester, Lyons will be playing with “Washtub” Despite the “scary” movies, Nick’s manager Nicole Watson says Silent Film Night is always “a nice, quiet, loose environment,” starting with the classic 1920s and 1930s cartoons shown before the film. On Sunday, July 14, Nick’s and Nat will show and perform to “The Phantom Carriage,” a 1921 Swedish film about a legend where the last person to die each year has to drive Death’s carriage and collect souls for the following year. While there has been some kind of resurgence in modern ensembles scoring classic silent films live, especially using modern rock instrumentation like electric guitar and bass, Needle likes only using the piano.

Robbie Phillips of the Tarbox Ramblers fame, a ferociously energetic bassist, who, according to Lyons, “plays homemade instruments of his own, including a bass diddley bow, which is a one-string cigar box-type guitar. He’s a washtub player and tinkerer,” Lyons muses. “He has guitars that he just jig sawed out of pine or oak or whatever is available. On one of them, he put on two heavy gauge bass strings tuned low. The pickup is actually made of a car ignition system! The effect is somewhere between a washtub bass and a tuba.” Rob Rudin will be supplying the rhythm behind the drum kit for these two eclectic musicians. The third part of Jeremy Lyons’ music trilogy of musical endeavors is performing and writing for children. He is gearing up to record an album soon, which will be more acoustic in nature. Meanwhile, Lyons is looking forward to playing for the first time in the Worcester area. See Jeremy Lyons with “Washtub” Robbie Phillips on Saturday, July 13 at Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave., Worcester at 9 p.m. You can also catch him playing as part of The Ever Expanding Elastic Waste Band on Saturday, July 19 at Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden.

“The piano is everything you need built into itself. You can make the piano replicate the whole orchestra [but] you have to use the full range of the keyboard,” he says. On top of that, “It’s also extremely exhausting. To play continually without stopping takes stamina.” Though as this is a time to celebrate classic films, Needle appreciates the challenge. “It’s the time-honored way.” Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St., will show “The Phantom Carriage” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, “Warning Shadows” on August 11, “Waxworks” on September 8 and “Nosferatu” on October 27. Being Sunday afternoons, kids are allowed.


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Everybody needs to cleanse the palate now and then, and Joss Whedon is no exception. When the director of the mega-blockbuster “The Avengers” decided to decompress, he returned to his sprawling Pasadena home, recruited a bunch of his acting pals (some who’d appeared in “The Avengers”) and spent 12 days shooting a modernized version of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.” Despites some hiccups, it works. Whedon has fashioned a pleasant, engaging take on the Bard’s tale of true love triumphing over petty scheming. The film arrives at a good time, when the choices are so limited — and loud (Hmm, whether to watch Metropolis get smashed, the White House get blown up, or Melissa McCarthy terrorize Boston). We may not have Shakespeare in the Park during these steamy July days, but at least we’ve got Shakespeare at (Showcase) North. Whedon has retained the play’s language but contemporized the characters and setting. A group of friends converge at a posh home for a weekend that includes a masked ball (of sorts) and more drinking than a “Mad Men” pitch meeting. Chief among the revelers is Benedick (Alexis Denisof), a legendary womanizer and avowed bachelor, and his young friend, Claudio (Franz Kanz), who is so smitten with host Leonato’s daughter, Hero (Jillian Morgese), he asks for her hand in marriage. A wedding is hastily planned for the following day. Observing, and sniping, from a safe distance is cousin Beatrice (Amy Acker), whose verbal parrying with Benedick is so dizzying that it’s like watching the Sam and Diane jousts from “Cheers” strung together in one continual loop. Like S&D, the two are obviously secretly mad for one another, but would rather chew glass than admit it. A prank orchestrated by their friends seems the only chance of getting the couple-in-waiting to admit their true feelings. Unfortunately, some mean-spirited mischief is afoot. The evil Prince John (Sean Maher) is intent on short-circuiting Claudio’s wedding (no real motivation is given — the guy is simply a jerk) and conspires to make it appear that Hero is unfaithful. Entering the fray is a local detective, Dogberry (Nathan Fillion),

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MAN OF STEEL (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 11:10, 12:25, 2:45, 3:30, 4:55, 6:35, 7:30, 9:40, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 10:50 a.m., 10:10 p.m. Cinemagic Thurs: 12:15, 3:20, 6:40 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:15, 3:40, 6:55, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 11:40, 3:15, 6:55, 10:05 Westborough Thurs: 11:50, 3:50, 7:05, 9:35, Fri-Wed: 12:05, 3:30, 6:40, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 3:30, 9:35 Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 3:35, 6:45, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 12:10, 3:35, 6:40, 9:45

MAN OF STEEL 3D (PG-13) Westborough Thurs: 11:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:50 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (G) Blackstone Thurs: 11:10, 1:20, 1:50, 4:05, 4:35, 7:05, 9:40, Fri-Wed: 11:10, 1:50, 4:25, 7:05, 9:35 Cinemagic Thurs: 11:20, 4:20, 6:50 Solomon Pond Thurs: 11, 1:45, 4:25, 7:15, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:25, 10:20 Westborough Thurs: 11, 1:35, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 2:50, 5:20, 7:50, 10:15 Worcester North Thurs: 1:10, 1:45, 3:50, 4:20, 6:50, 7:45, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 12:15, 3:50, 6:50, 9:30

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 3D (G) Cinemagic Thurs: 1:50, 9:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 10:35, 1:10, 3:55 Westborough Thurs: 4:10

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GROWN UPS 2 (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Fri-Wed: 11:05, 2:15, 4:45, 7:30, 10, 12:25 Cinemagic Thurs: 7, 9:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 10 p.m., Fri-Wed: 10:50, 11:20, 1:20, 2, 2:30, 3:50, 4:40, 5:10, 6:50, 7:20, 8, 9:50, 10:30 Westborough Thurs: 7, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 12, 12:50, 2:35, 5:10, 7, 7:45, 10:20 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 12:20, 1:20, 2:50, 4:20, 5:20, 7:15, 7:45, 9:50, 10:20

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THE EAST (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs: 12:35, 3:40, 9:25 THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) Strand Fri-Sun, Tues-Wed: 7 Worcester North Thurs: 10:20 p.m. THE HANGOVER PART III (R) Strand Thurs: 7 THE HEAT (R) Blackstone Thurs: 12, 1:55, 2:25, 4:35, 5:05, 7:45, 9:55, 10:25, Fri-Wed: 11:25, 1:55, 2:25, 4:35, 5:05, 7:20, 7:50, 10:30, 12:05 Cinemagic Thurs: 11:30, 2:10, 4:45, 7:20, 10 Solomon Pond Thurs: 10:30, 11:05, 1:15, 1:50, 4:20, 4:50, 7:30, 8, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 10:55, 12, 1:40, 4:25, 7:30, 10:15 Westborough Thurs: 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:25, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10 Worcester North Thurs: 12:45, 3:45, 7:15, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 3:40, 7:35, 10:25

THE LONE RANGER (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 11:50, 3:10

THIS IS THE END (R) Blackstone Thurs: 11:45, 2:15, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 7:35, 10:05, 12:30

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Kozara Lounge is the latest venture of Wilson Wang, justly celebrated chef/owner of Baba Sushi. Next to Baba on Park Ave., the gregarious Wilson has created a stylish venue featuring Asian tapas. Driving by, you’ll never recognize what used to be a convenience store; inside, you’ll find a spacious room divided into different types of seating areas, with views of an expansive kitchen. With some effort it’s possible to avoid a view of the TVs behind the long, sleek bar that lines the back wall. The décor is Asian chic, the music modern lounge, and the food, as we’ve come to expect from Wilson, is savory, creative, and beautifully presented. A wide range of specialty cocktails, beer, and wines are available from a list

that’s well-chosen if a bit on the pricey side. Two food menus – regular and special – consist mostly of small plates meant for sharing, the majority of them between $5 and $12, plus some larger plates. You can have a very satisfying meal here, but Kozara is also a good spot for drinks and snacks with friends, in the tapas tradition. If you’re hungry, plan on spending about $25 per person for food. Duck breast salad features cool, moist shredded meat surrounding a mound of green leaf lettuce that’s been judiciously coated in a sweet, tangy dressing and topped with ground peanuts. It’s a satisfying summer dish. Kozara’s crab cakes are superb – moist crabmeat held together with a minimum of other ingredients and deftly browned. They convey a sweet, slightly smoky flavor and go well with the mesclun garnish. Lettuce wraps with duck are another winner, combining deep umami flavor with “roll your own” engagement. Finely diced duck and vegetables are held together by a savory sauce. Wrapped in an iceberg leaf with some hoisin and lime, they’re light and addictive. Tori – small skewers of meat, seafood,

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Alice Lombardi, owner of Bean Counter Bakery, is proud and excited to announce her coffee and bake shop is the cake sponsor for the third annual A Wedding to Remember giveaway, a lavish wedding and honeymoon provided to one military couple, paid for by Fox TV Boston. This is the first time Bean Counter Bakery has participated in the annual giveaway, and while Lombardi says the bakery has sponsored events, providing desserts at the Worcester Art Museum, this is the first time it has been a wedding cake sponsor. But, the cakes themselves are nothing new for Bean Counter. According to Lombardi, the team has been

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PICNIC POTLUCK AT BROAD MEADOW The Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Council holds its quarterly community meeting on Thursday, July 11 at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary from 4-7 p.m. The meeting will be a picnic potluck and feature guest speakers Deb Carey of Mass Audubon and Colin Novick of Greater Worcester Land Trust who will share info on where and how to get outdoors locally. Those interested in attending are asked to kindly RSVP to hungerfree@worcesterfoodpolicy. org. Broad Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 414 Massasoit Rd., Worcester.

COOKING CLASS AT RED MAPLE INN Red Maple Inn offers a series of cooking classes from 6:30-9:30 p.m. this summer with Chef Shari Alexander. Classes feature demonstrations of various international cuisines and fresh, local ingredients, a multi-course dinner and wine pairings. Available to everyone from those looking for inspiration to experienced cooks. Dates are: July 20 – Easy & Delicious Summer Entertaining, August 17 – Summer Sizzlers from Spain/True Spanish Cuisine, September 14 – Taste of Tuscany II, October 19 – Julia Child’s Bistro Favorites. Advanced reservations required: 508-8859205. $85 per person. Red Maple Inn, 217 Main St., Spencer. theredmapleinn.com/ cooking_school.php

ART AND DOGS The Dogfather food truck will be at Worcester Art Museum on Wednesday, July 19 from

11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Current Worcester Art Museum members will receive a buy-one-get-one discount and anyone who joins or renews their membership that day will receive a free lunch. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St. thedogfathertruck.com.

SUMMER ON THE FARM Community Harvest Project in North Grafton is offering a weeklong Summer on the Farm educational program for kids entering grades 4-6. Participants will be involved in hands-on activities including Farm Olympics, Whole Foods cooking demonstrations, visiting with Angel Hair Alpacas, nature hikes with Grafton Land Trust, building solar pizza ovens and more. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, a hat, fresh vegetables and completed projects to take home. The program is Monday-Friday August 5-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $295. For more information, contact Alicia Cianciola, nutrition education coordinator, at alicia@ community-harvest.org. communityharvest.org.

MEZCAL MOVES DOWNTOWN Mezcal, Niche Hospitality’s southwest-inspired restaurant, is moving from its Shrewsbury Street location to Major Taylor Boulevard, below the parking garage – you may remember the space as formerly being home to nightclub Sh-Booms. The new location is an 11,466-square-foot space. Construction is said to begin in August with an opening in early 2014. mezcalcantina.com.

creating wedding cakes since the opening of its Shrewsbury location on Route 9 on March 1, 2007. “Fox TV News contacted me by email first,” says Lombardi. When the station called to follow-up, Lombardi says, “They said they researched the Internet for wedding cake bakeries and my website was one of several bakeries they looked at.” Last month, Lombardi brought a display of wedding cakes to the Westin Copley Hotel where the winning couple’s wedding reception will take place. “After the camera stopped rolling [a station person] said to me, ‘this is the best cake I’ve ever had,’” Lombardi recalls. A winning couple will be announced next month and at that time Lombardi, along with the TV station, will schedule a tasting with the couple at Bean Counter’s Shrewsbury location. Lombardi says she is excited to invite the couple in for a tasting. “They will be able to taste our signature flavors such as White Chocolate Strawberries, Caramel Heath Ganache, Lemon Curd Buttercream, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Tutti Frutti, Dark Chocolate Mousse and more.” Couples with a member of the military who are interested in competing for the A Wedding to Remember giveaway must submit a 100-word essay on why they should be chosen. A winning couple will be announced August 16 and will be married the Sunday before Veteran’s Day, on November 10, 2013. To enter, couples should visit myfoxboston.com/ category/241687/a-wedding-to-remember.

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music. No Cover. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grille on the HILL. grillonthehill.net. The Red Riders at Elm Park. The Red Riders jump & swing at Elm Park. Don’t miss a fun night outside in summer! 6:30-8:30 p.m. Elm Park, Highland St. and Park Ave. Summer Acoustic Series featuring Billy Claire. 7-10 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Concord Band Concerts at Fruitlands Museum. Music Director James O’Dell and the Band present a new, lively musical program each week to delight audiences of all ages. July 11: Broadway’s Best. (Gates open at 6 PM for those who wish to picnic.) Admission: $15 per car ($10 for Fruitlands Museum Wagon tours in the Canal District are back this summer! Catch one on Thursday, July 11. The 50-minute tours start and end at 192 Harding St., behind Crompton Collective, leaving every half hour from 5-7:30 p.m. Tours are free and tell a farm-to-factory story of the Industrial Revolution in the Canal District, told by South High School students. thecanaldistrict.com/wagontours.html.

members) with parking on the grounds. Call the Concord Band hotline at 978-897-9969 for updates in the event of questionable weather. $15 per car ($10 for Fruitlands Museum members). 7:158:30 p.m. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-897-9969 or concordband.org. Night Train (Roots/Blues, LIVE MUSIC). No Cover. 7:159:45 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. themill185.com. Havana Night Live Latin Jazz. Live band playing/singing classic latin rhythms/ jazz/ samba and bossa nova, no cover. Guest collaborations may be arranged. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cantina Bar & Grill, United States, 385 Main St. 508-579-8949 or facebook. com/cantinabar. Leon Russell. Dinner served in the concert room from 5:30 til show. To come earlier or eat in our main restaurant, please call toll-Free 877-536-7190 to make a reservation. $46 advance; $50 day of show. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or tickets. bullrunrestaurant.com. Open Mic Thursdays with Bill Mccarthy. Visit myspace. com/openmicworld for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@verizon. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. MySpace. com/OpenMicWorld. Big Jon Short. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Blues Jam. Host by “BlueSwitch.” Come sing/play and have

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>Friday 12 The Invaders. $5. 8:30-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Dana Lewis LIVE! Free! 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. JAZZED UP Trio Live. “The Sweetest Music This Side Of Heaven” on the patio. Vocalist Pianist Mauro DePasquale with jazz artist Bob Simonelli on bass, and Herdi Xha on drums. No Cover. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury. 978-443-1776. 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 facebook.com/events/157775224387459/?fref=ts. Dan Kirouac - solo/acoustic. Dan has been part of the regional music scene for over twenty-five years. When not busy with tribute band BEATLES FOR SALE, solo performances showcase vocals accompanied by a six-string acoustic guitar. From the one-hit wonders to the lost classics, from the 50’s to today, every show is a different experience, drawing from almost 500 contemporary and oldie rock and pop songs. More information at dankirouac.com. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Veterans Of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6538 Townsend, 491 Main St., West Townsend. 978-597-5644. 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 nucafe.com/events. After Autumn. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St., Millbury. 508-865-1517 or millchurch.org. Niki Luparelli, Dan Burke, and The Golddiggers play the music of Patsy Cline! Two Shows! 7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m.! (Dr Nat from 5-7 p.m.) $10 Cover. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-7534030. John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehourse Open Mic. 7:309:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church, 90 Main St. 508-795-8174.

Tom Revane Performance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Canal Restaurant & Bar, 65 Water St. 508-926-8353. How Bizarre. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Kate Campbell and Carolyn Waters. carolynwatersmusic. com/ katecampbell.com/ Amazing Things Arts Center 160 Hollis Street Framingham MA 01702 (508) 405-2787 $18 general public; students & seniors $17; members $15. 8-10:30 p.m. Amazing Things Art Center, 160 Hollis St., Framingham. 508-4052787 or amazingthings.org/frontpage2.asp?DC_ID=2194. Keiko Gammel. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Roy Book Binder. $16 advance; $20 day of show. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Balloom, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-4254311 or tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com. Shadowbomb, Hard No. 9, Blue Light Bandits, The Sunshine Group. Shadowbomb is a rock/metal band playing earth shaking Rock n Roll that you can feel and hear! On before them is the always rockin’ HARD No. 9 (facebook. com/Hardno9) Blue Light Bandits are 2nd, Fresh sounds. Big dreams. Much Love. (facebook.com/bluelightbandits) Kicking it off tonight is The Sunshine Group Funk, Blues and Jazz nicely tied together with good ol’ Rock n Roll and trippyness (facebook.com/ TheSunshineGroupMusic) $6. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/Shadowbomb. BILL McCARTHY. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Lakeside Bar & Grille, 97 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury. 508-425-3543. Bowl Full of Soul. A collection of the area’s greatest artist playing blues, funk and soul all night long! No cover! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Dubble D - Live Acoustic Show. 9 p.m.-midnight Parkway Diner, 148 Shrewsbury St. 508-753-9968 or khaosjunkies.com. Miranda, Following Trails, Wash Brain Immediately, and Bernie’s Garage! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. 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. Ricky Duran. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. The City Boys with Johnny Romance & The Captain. 9 p.m.-midnight. Toy Town Pub, 28 Railroad St, Winchendon MA, Winchendon. 978-297-9889. The Curtis Mayflower. The Curtis Mayflower will be performing songs from their forthcoming debut record and also music created for the original soundtrack to American Mongrel. $7. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877 or facebook.com/events/528982880471711. Brazilian Dance Party Bands & DJ. Free. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-480-8222 or speakersnightclub.net. 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. Plush Worcester: Dig in w/ Big Spoon. Resident dj’s Ryan Benwa, Big Spoon, & Basspusher bring you the finest tech house, jackin hose, & deep house. This week’s Guest feature Big Spoon (soundcloud.com/dj-big-spoon) (facebook.com/pages/ Big-Spoon-In-The-Studio/187843247958509?fref=ts). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or facebook.com/events/587842451245977/?context=create. Supernova Friday. $10 (18+). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bar FX, 90 Commercial St. 774-823-3555 or facebook.com/barfx.worcester.3.

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1888 or facebook.com/kungfugripworcester. Linda Dagnello Jazz Quintet. 8:30 p.m.-midnight Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. BitterSuite. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Simple Man Saloon, High St., Clinton. simplemansaloon.com. Evil Streaks, The Skeleton Beats, The Remnants! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508753-9543. Jeremy Lyons. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beatnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 433 Park Ave. 508926-8877. Worcester Chamber Music Society hosts its Summer Festival Concert Series on July 11, 16 and 18 at Razzo Hall on the Clark Campus, 92 Downing St. Tickets $25 for adults, $8 for students with a WOO Card and free for those younger than 17, and are available at worcesterchambermusic.org or by calling 978-456-2730.

Karaoke Contest $500 prize. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Barberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crossing Road House, 861 Main St., Leicester. 508-892-7575. Karaoke with Outrageous Greg. No cost, Worcester College Students Get WOO Points. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Fiddlersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700. Little Sugar and the Big Spoonful. No cover! 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Second Saturday Spectacular (or Meatballs and Mayhem). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-7529439. The Flock. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Jillianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Time Machine. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Bill Mccarthy @ Rivalry. Classic & Contemporary Acoustic and Not-So-Acoustic Rock! Free. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Rivalryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tantrum Saturdaysâ&#x20AC;? Dance Party Every Saturday Night with DJ Tony T. Get ready Worcester for some great dancing to the beats of Tony T. Watch for the surprise contest each week. 18+ only $10, 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or remixworcester.com. Dj Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Karaoke with Tom Lynch. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Pho Dakao, 593 Park Ave. 508-756-7555. Saturday Nights with DJ E-Class. DJ E-Class bringing the R & B remixes to get you out on the dance ďŹ&#x201A;oor all night long! No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597.

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contemporary and oldie rock and pop songs. More information at dankirouac.com. Free. 2-5 p.m. Tal’s Place, 138 Lake St., Webster. 508-949-6559. Big Jon Short - solo acoustic country blues. Free. 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Silent Sunday’s with Dr. Nat Needle on Piano! Free Popcorn! 5 p.m., then Andy Cummings at 8:30 p.m.! No Cover. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests weekly Free. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508853-1350. Open Mic Sundays at Perfect Game With Bill McCarthy. Book your half-hour set in advance at myspace.com/ openmicworld. Email Bill McCarthy to book a spot at openmcc@ verizon.net. Free. 6-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. The All American U.S.O. “Classic BURLESQUE show” with The BOSTON SPROCKETTES and Acoustic act opener Cranston Dean. The Boston Sprockettes and The Lucky Dog Music Hall present a summer performance series, Summer of Steam. Inspired by the old days of vaudeville and the retro-futuristic movement, The Boston Sprockettes combine song, dance and variety into one charming, thrilling spectacle. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Cover is Free until 9 p.m., $7 after. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/pages/ Boston-Sprockettes/175086022561961. Sunday Funday Karaoke with DJ Matty J. No cover charge. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508438-0597.

>Monday 15 Driftin’ Sam at 7pm, then Big Game Karaoke at 9pm! No Cover. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Dive Bar, 34 Green St. facebook.com/ BopNPopJazzOrganization.

>Tuesday 16 Silent Movie Piano - Pianist Richard Hughes. Pianist Richard Hughes plays his Silent Movie Piano while the audience enjoys a wonderfully hilarious vintage silent movie. Free. 2 a.m. to 3 p.m. Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community: Birches Auditorium, 65 Briarwood Circle. Newton Square Summer Concert Series. Join us for the 10th anniversary season of the Friends of Newton Hill Summer Concert Series. Dr. Gonzo and the Road Kill Orchestra will be performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Newton Square Park, Highland St. and Pleasant St. 774-292-2287 or friendsofnewtonhill.org. Concert for Children by Lou and Jan Borelli. This concert will introduce the children to the trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, flugel horn and accordion. There will be a parade for the kids with rhythm instruments, kazoos and American flags. We will play traditional children’s songs for them to sing and dance and we will also include face painting. Rain date is July 17. Bring a lawn chair and the kids. No Cover. 7-8:30 p.m. Central Park, 242 Church St., Clinton. 508-752-6213. Tuesday Open Mic Night @ Greendale’s Pub With Bill Mccarthy Local Musicians Showcase! To check the schedules and open slots visit MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Bill McCarthy (originator of the “Half-Hour Sets!” is Your Host at another great Open Mic Night! Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at openmcc@verizon.net.Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350.

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Summer Festival Concerts. Program Beethoven Variations for Cello and Piano Kodaly String Trio Shostakovich Piano Quintet Krista Buckland Reisner, violin; Rohan Gregory, violin; Peter Sulski, viola; Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello; Ian Watson, piano Pre concert talk 7:30 pm $25 General Admission / $15 Participant Families / Free for children under 17. 8-9:30 p.m. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St. worcesterchambermusic. org/summer-festival/festival-concerts. “See You Next Tuesday” with DJ Poke Smot! Downstairs! Guest DJ’s and Bands each week! No Cover! Check our Facebook page {facebook.com/ ralphs.diner} for guests each week. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Denise Cascione, Joe D’Angello, and Pete Premo are “Dam Chick Singer! No Cover. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. “CONTACT” Drum + Bass nights at The Lucky Dog EVERY Tuesday. We truly believe life is better somewhere around 87 bpm, and we’re keen on sharing that with you. To make a long story short, Contact is the brainchild of a few of the most seasoned and well known DJs and producers in the area, and they’ve decided Worcester needed a grown up night. Catering solely to the 21+ crowd, you can be assured there are no silly antics here. No themes, or foam, or gimmicks. Just serious, heavy, grinding drum and bass, every single week. $7. 9 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. com/ContactDrumAndBass.

>Wednesday 17 Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Live Music with Matt Robert. Matt Robert’s solo Wednesday night shows present a loose, rambling trip through the songbook he’s developed over thirty years of performing. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or nucafe.com. Wednesday Night Open Mic/local Musicians’ Showcase w/ Bill Mccarthy @ Guiseppe’s. Visit myspace.com/openmicworld for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@ verizon. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. “Krazy Wednesday Jam Session” with The “Get On Up Band”. The music is hot motown/funk/swing/blues style. We offer a drum kit, bass rig and a full PA system for all to use, so bring what you play and “ get on up” Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 1-774-823-3131. Big Jon Short and Zack Slik at Beatnik’s. Blues Duo Big Jon Short and Zack Slik return to Beatnik’s playing Hill Country Blues and Old-Time Stringband songs. No Cover. 8-11:59 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. *Special Show* Former child-star of “The Adventures of Pete and Pete”, Danny Tamberelli and his band JOUNCE (NYC) with MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI AND THE CHOCOLATE G-STRINGS. $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-3631888. Wacky Wednesday Night Jam @JJ’s Sport Bar. Open mic jam session, all are welcome. we offer a drum kit. bass rig and a full PA system for all to use. guitar players please bring your own amp, great club, great food, great drinks and great music. 8:30-12:30 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. AriBand! No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Guest DJ night hosted by DJ Blackout. Steve Minor aka DJ Blackout hosts, every week a new guest DJ from the area hottest venues spins the latest tracks! No cover charge. 10-1:30 p.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597.

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Hundreds of lily flowers, including new hybrids, will be on display at the 54th annual Lily Show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on Saturday and Sunday, July 13 from 1-5 p.m. and July 14 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lily lectures will be held at 2 p.m. both days. The Lily Show is included in regular admission to the Garden. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. towerhillbg.org.

Thursdays, through Dec. 19; Weekly Thursday Tours at the Gallery of African Art, Thursdays, through Dec. 26. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 62 High St., Clinton. 978-368-0227 or 978-5985000x17 or galleryofafricanart.org. Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (age 60+), $8 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. 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 museumofrussianicons.org. Old Sturbridge Village, Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge.

800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or osv.org. Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Dec. 31; Paint and Switch-Worcester Artist, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through June 30. 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 printsandpotter.com. 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 qvcah.org. 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 rollstoneartists.com. 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 TaprootBookstore.com. The Sprinkler Factory, BVAA 55 Year Retrospective OPENING RECEPTION, Saturday; BVAA 55 Year Retrospective, Sundays, Saturdays, July 14 - July 21. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St.sprinklerfactory.com. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Recent Paintings by Jonathan David MacAdam, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through July 28; Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, through Dec. 30. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $12 Adults, $9 Seniors & $7 Youth, Free to Members & Children under.! 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 or towerhillbg.org. Worcester Art Museum, 1-Day Artist Residencies, Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Aug. 31; Audio Tours, Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Aug. 31; Free Summer Admission at Worcester Art Museum, Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through Aug. 31; The Allure of Blanc de Chine, Through Aug. 31; Families @ WAM Tour, Saturdays, through April 13; Families @ WAM: Make Art!, Saturdays, through May 4; Free Summer Celebration: WAM & EcoTarium, Saturday; Saturday Families @ WAM: Make Art!, Saturdays, July 6 - Aug. 31; Saturday Families @ WAM: Tour, Saturdays, July 6 - Aug. 31; Saturday Zip Tours @ Noon, Saturdays, July 6 - Aug. 31; Zip Tour, Saturdays, through Aug. 31; Public Tour, Sundays, through Aug. 25; Sunday Public Tours, Sundays, July 7 - Aug. 25. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or worcesterart.org Worcester Historical Museum, Blue Star Museums Military Personnel & Family Discount, Through Sept. 2; Casey at the Bat: 125 Years, Through Aug. 10; In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Dec. 31; Stories They Tell, Through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or worcesterhistory.org. Worcester Public Library, Hours: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 3 Salem Square. 508799-1655 or worcpublib.org. WPI: George C. Gordon Library, Invented - WPI Patents Past & Present, Through Oct. 31; when 4x4 = 8, Friday; when 4x4 = eight, Friday - Sunday. 100 Institute Road. wpi.edu.


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

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LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE Notice is to hereby given pursuant to the provision of M.G.L. c.255, sec 39A that on July 13,2013, 2013 at 10:00 am, the following vehicles will be sold at private sale to satisfy our garage keeper lien thereof for towing and storage charges and expenses of sale and notices. vehicle  2001 Dodge Ram Vin# 1B7HF13Z61J200636 to be sold at Belsito Towing 245 SW Cutoff Worcester, Ma   01604 on 07/13/13 6/27, 7/4, 7/11/2013

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given by Pat’s Service Center of 5 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA, pursuant to the provisions of Mass G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicles on or after July 19, 2013 by private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage, and notices of sale: 1.2006 Hyundai Elantra VIN# KMHDN46D 06U307623 2.1997 Chevrolet Lumina VIN# 2G1WL52M 4V1168744 Signed, Pat Santa Maria, owner Pat’s Service Center 7/4, 7/11, 7/18

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Division Docket No. 43P1401-01 Notice of Fiduciary’s Account To all persons interested in the estate of Harris Grace late of Worcester, Worcester County. You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72 that the twenty-fifth (being the forty-sixth in series) account(s) of Eugene L. Rubin, Alan Feingold and Kim M. Rubin as Trustees (the fudiciary) for the benefit of Rose Pearl Grace Oppenheim have been presented to said Court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said Court at Worcester on or before the twenty-seventh day of July, 2013 the return day of this citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. Witness, Denise L Meagher, Esquire, First Justice of said Court at Worcester this twenty-eighth day of June, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 07/11/2013 WM

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No. WO13P1494GD NOTICE AND ORDER: Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor In the interests of Elizabeth J Moccia of Worcester, MA Minor NOTICE TO ALL INTERSTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor filed on 05/07/2013 by Nicole L Shippe of Worcester, MA will be held 07/16/2012 08:30 AM Motion. Located Courtroom 8, Worcester Probate and Family Court 2. Response to Petition: You may respond by filing a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written response, you need to: File the original with the court; and Mail a copy to all interested parties at least (5) business days before the hearing. 3. Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the court finds that it is not in the minor’s best interests. THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important court proceeding that may affect your rights have been scheduled. If you do not understand this notice or other court papers, please contact an attorney for legal advice. Date: June 11, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham Register of Probate 7/11/2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT Docket No. WO12P0841EA Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 To all persons interested in the estate of: In the matter of: Sara Fifield Late of: Millbury, MA 01527 You are hereby notified pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 72 that the First and Final account(s) of Vincent A. Vilkas as Public Administrator of the property of said respondent has or have been presented to the Court for allowance. If you desire to preserve your right to file an objection to said account(s), you or your attorney must file a written appearance in said court at Worcester on or before the 08/06/2013, the return day of the citation. You may upon written request by registered or certified mail to the fiduciary, or to the attorney for the fiduciary, obtain without cost a copy of said account(s). If you desire to object to any item of said account(s), you must, in addition to filing a written appearance as aforesaid, file within thirty days after said return day or within such other time as the Court upon motion may order a written statement of each such item together with the grounds for each objection thereto, a copy to be served upon the fiduciary pursuant to Mass. R. Civ. P. Rule 5. Witness, Hon. Denise L Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: July 8, 2013 Stephen G Abraham Register of Probate 7/11/2013 MS

Town of Millbury Construction and Maintenance Materials - Seasonal Bids The Town of Millbury is seeking bids for the purpose of supplying and delivering construction and maintenance materials for seasonal requirements. All departments within the Town will use these bids. Beginning July 15, 2013 at 10:00 AM, specifications and bid forms may be obtained from either the Director of Public Works office at 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA. The office is open between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Sealed bids should be returned in person or by mail to the Director of Public Works office at 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA between the hours of 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday. FAX or emailed bids will not be accepted. All bids must be received by the bid opening date of 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. All bids will be publicly opened and read at the Millbury Town Offices at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Contractors intending to bid Asphalt Roadway Resurfacing, Roadway Reclamation, Crack Sealing, Hot-In-Place Asphalt, Micro- Surfacing, Roadway and Trench Milling and Repaving must be pre-qualified through MassDOT, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA in order to receive bid documents for all construction bids. Additional bids include Tree Trimming, Tree Removal and Stump Grinding, Cemetery Grave Excavation Services, Roadway Line Painting, Asphalt Patching Materials, Closed-Circuit Sewer Pipe Camera System, HDPE Pipe, and Sand, Gravel and Stone. Each bidder will be bound by the conditions and specifications as set forth herein. Attention is called to prevailing wage rates to be paid as applicable on the work as determined by the Commission of Labor and Industries under the provisions of Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 149. All bids will meet the Massachusetts Highway Department Standards for Highways and Bridges. A 5 % bid deposit, for the value of the bid, shall accompany every bid. Attention is called to ADA compliance as applicable. The Town reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, to waive any informality, to divide the award or to accept any bid or part thereof, that is deemed to be in the best interests of the Town of Millbury. The awarding authority for the Town of Millbury is the Town Manager. Robert D. McNeil III, P.E. Director of Public Works Millbury

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CLASS IT UP! Living the Classifieds’ Lifestyle! Every month we feature adoptable pets on our Adopt-APaws page. This is one of my favorite features. Since I have had my dog, Lily the Puggle, I have become one of those enthusiastic animal people. She has added so much value to my life. There is nothing like being greeted so warmly each day when I return home from work and that unconditional love is surely one of a kind. Becoming a dog owner has opened my eyes to the amount of needy animals that are available. I greatly appreciate the businesses that sponsor an adoptable animal each month with us. I love knowing that we can make a difference in an animal’s future and to many people’s lives as well. It is so encouraging to hear from readers and the shelters that the animals we featured went to fantastic homes. If you are not in the position to save an animal, maybe you know of someone who can. Also, please do visit and shop at the businesses that support animal

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(978) 537-4971 • 1-(800) 924-8666 Fitchburg $89,900 3 br 1 bath cottage.  LR, DR & Kitchen w/ laundry room on 1st level, 3 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd level. New kitchen update in 2009. Enclosed front porch. On street parking only.  Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

Leominster $144,900

Gracious Victorian home situated on corner lot on West side. From the wrap around front/side porch, enter into foyer leading to 14x28 living rm w/ decorative HW flooring, stained glass window and grand fireplace with side built in bookshelves and bay window. Formal dining RM w/ built in china cabinet. Applianced, eat in kitchen w/ gas range, laundry/pantry & 1/2 bath on first level. 4 bedrooms & full bath on 2nd level. Walk up to spacious attic w/ high ceiling, possible family/ game & sm rm.  Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

Fitchburg $179,900  Beautiful fully renovated Cape with a 2 car garage!! New hardwood floors, amazing kitchen. Bathroom on the first floor with access to a laundry room very convenient. The master bedroom offer a very spacious room with a design closet system. Other features include insulated windows, new siding, electric and heating.  Aberman Assoc. Inc Moises R. Cosme 978-537-4971 x 23

West Boylston $209,900

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

Paula K. Aberman Associates, Inc. 2086 Main Street, Lancaster www.paulasavard.com Gardner $53,000

Nice 4 br 2 bath corner unit condo, offers pleasant breezes for those warm summer evenings. Freshly painted, move in ready. Laundry facilities in bldg, extra storage available for ea. resident. Great opportunity for ‘snow birds’ who seek a carefree location for the summer months with Dunn Park just across the street from condos entrance. Condo fee includes heat & hot water. Aberman Assoc Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

Leominster $149,900 2 br 1/2 bath townhouse.  Private location in back right corner of Chapman Place. Sprawling yard backs to woods. Finished walk-out basement with family room. Private deck off back. Property needs some TLC; being “Sold As Is”.  Aberman Assoc Inc Yasmin Loft 978-5374971 x 61

Fitchburg $199,900 Young 3 bedroom split level freshly painted in neutral colors.... wooded lot on side street, close to highways, shopping, restaurants, but off the beaten path! Two car attached garage with storage; finished basement with half bath and walk out... Bright and sunny with a woodstove to supplement heat.....whole house fan to cool you in the summer....a great place to call HOME!  Aberman Assoc. Inc 978-537-4971 Tracy Sladen x17

West Boylston $227,900

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

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2 br 1 1/2 bath condo.  One owner condo unit situated in inner circle, from living rm, step onto deck w/stairs leading to common area. First level features Livng rm, dining rm & applianced galley kitchen & 1.2 bath. 2nd level features 2 spacious bedrooms w/ closets & full bath. Unfinished lower basement level offers room for future family room. Aberman Assoc. Inc Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

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Harri Sateri Harri Sateri was still a teenager when the San Jose Sharks signed him as a fourth-round draft pick in the 2008 NHL draft. After two seasons playing professionally in his native country, Finland, he made his North American debut with the Worcester Sharks in 2011. In the 2011-12 season with the Sharks he led the team in wins and shutouts and held a franchise record shutout streak of 157:37 until it was ended on January 25. In 2012-13, he played in 39 games, posting a 2.89 goals against average, a .903 save percentage and one shutout. Last week the San Jose Sharks announced that they have re-signed the 23-year-old goaltender to a one-year contract, and he will report to NHL training camp in San Jose in September. Though he is currently enjoying the off-season and vacationing in Orlando, Florida, Sateri’s mind is on the future and his eyes are on the big-time. How’s your vacation going? Pretty good. I’m in Orlando for two weeks playing golf.

What was starting your first game here in Worcester like? I was nervous, it was three years ago at the end of the season.

I hear you’re pretty good at it. I’m decent I’d say.

Do you get many chances to golf during the regular season?

Was that your first time in the US? No, I was in the San Jose training camps a couple of years earlier.

hang out with family and friends; during the season they are far away. At the end of August I’m going to start skating again and get in shape.

I hear you’re friends with Tuukka Rask.

The season is intense. There isn’t too much time for golf.

What was the most exciting moment of this past season with the Sharks?

We know each other.

Maybe the game, I think it was against Providence, I saved 50-something shots. That was nice. We didn’t make the playoffs though, so that wasn’t exciting at all.

Did you guys play together in Finland?

Congratulations on the new contract. What are you most looking forward to in the upcoming hockey season? Getting better and getting to San Jose as quickly as possible.

What has been the best part about being a Worcester Shark and playing hockey in this city? It’s been a lot of fun. It’s a good place to play. We’ve had a great team for a couple of years, the people are great, the coaching staff is really good, it’s just a great place to play.

How is playing professional hockey in the US different from playing in Finland? The ice is smaller in the US. Over here it is more physical, there is a lot more traffic in front of the net.

What do you do in Finland during the off-season?

I think Tuukka left for North America before I played pro.

What was it like to watch a fellow Finnish goalie make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final this year? It was awesome. It’s always great to see other hockey players doing good, and he did a great job.

Is the NHL popular back home? Yeah, it’s big in Finland. A lot of people are watching NHL games.

What was it like when you were drafted by San Jose in 2008? It was great. I just wanted to get drafted, I didn’t have a favorite team or anything, but it’s a great organization. It’s been a great few years to play with the Sharks.

Have you ever played in an NHL game? No, I have been back-up once or twice but have never played yet.

Do you think this is your year? I think so, I hope so.

Did you always want to play professionally in America? Yeah. The NHL is every boy’s dream.

I work out, play golf. And of course

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