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Kirk A. Davis President Kathleen Real Publisher x153 Brittany Durgin Editor x155 Steven King Photographer x278 Walter Bird Jr. Senior Writer x243 Vanessa Formato, Janice Harvey, Jim Keogh, Josh Lyford, Taylor Nunez, Matt Robert, Gary Rosen, Barbara Taormina, Al Vuona Contributing Writers Colin Burdett Editorial Intern Corey Olivier Photography Intern


n this week’s cover story, we take a look at where politics fall on the menu at Worcester restaurants. Could it be that some of Worcester’s food emporiums are really headquarters for various political conclaves? We take a look at how Worcester’s dining establishments once played host to and at times were the main stomping grounds for political debate. But, times have changed and there is less of this climate today as there was in the not-so-dist ant past. Americans have been blessed with the right to free speec h so why aren’t Worcester’s dining establishments overowing with stimulating discourse now? Will future generations renounce this hallowed tradition all together and instead tweet while they eat? Local rest aurant owners chime in on whether a restaurant’s cuisine in and of itself is a political statement and if a menu and its offerings is devised to attract like-minded customers. T ake time today with your morning coffee or afternoon tea to consider how politics play a part in our local dining establishments.

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March 7 - 13, 2013 ■ Volume 38, Number 27

Food trucks hit a nerve with city Walter Bird Jr.

im Donoghue and Alec Lopez are in the same line of work; both own restaurants and are used to the tireless work and endless hours that go into making their businesses successful. When it comes to whether the city should ease its restrictions on mobile food vendors, however, the two men come down on opposite sides. It is not unlike the City Council, where there is dissension among the ranks over one councilor’s call to take another look at an ordinance that clamped down on where food trucks and carts can set up. Some say the time has come, others say the rules were changed for a reason. “I am embarrassed for the city for what they did to food vendors,” says Lopez, owner of Armsby Abbey at 144 Main St. and the Dive Bar at 34 Green St. “Every street should have a food vendor on it. It is necessary for our modern culture. I’ll be the first one to throw a food truck into the mix if they ever change it.” Lopez’s vision is the exact opposite of how Donoghue sees it. He has run Tweed’s Pub Restaurant for 33 years. He used to own more restaurants, but has downsized to just one. Situated at 229 Grove St., Tweed’s is something of a local institution and Donoghue has put a lot of blood, sweat, tears and money into it. “I really feel the brick and mortar restaurants pay a lot of money to do business in the city,” he says. “To allow food trucks to come in, in direct competition, and they don’t pay the same freight we pay is wrong. I work hard every day to make sure the parking lot is clean, to clean out the grease traps, all that. I really don’t think that Worcester needs food trucks.”



The notion that he could benefit from a change in the current ordinance by putting out his own food truck or cart, like Lopez, holds no appeal to Donoghue. “I wouldn’t want to do it. I’m on the other side of the hill. I’m 63 and I like running the restaurant.” Of the restaurant owners and managers Worcester Mag spoke with, Donoghue was the only one against tinkering with the 2008 ordinance that requires street vendors to seek permission from any restaurant within 250 feet of where they would set up. The ordinance passed narrowly, 6-5. At-Large Councilor Rick Rushton is looking to change that and was calling for City Manager Mike O’Brien to bring an Chris Gould stands inside his hot dog truck on Green Street parked outside of the ordinance to the council Dive Bar, where he’s served late-night dogs for several years. by April, saying he wanted to “fast track” the issue. people’s heads,” says Eddy, mentioning city that has food trucks and all sort of He has gained opposition from fellow frequent comparisons of the city to options for people to choose? I get that councilors Konnie Lukes, who admits to it’s not always politically sexy to stand up Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. being biased because of family members “Worcester always has this thing about and say, ‘What about the small pizza shop who once owned restaurants, and Bill comparing ourselves to the capital cities or sub shop … that all they want is their Eddy, who while having “no horse in this of two states. We’re a city of middle-class fair shake to do business?’” race” believes the ordinance is just fine Eddy’s main objection is with Rushton’s neighborhoods.” they way it is. Rushton says he understands the need attempt to fast track a new ordinance. “I get, I do, I get that I’m not on the not to eat into the profits and livelihoods Instead, the city manager will come back cool side of the issue,” says Eddy, one of area restaurants and eateries. “The with a report to the council. “Let’s have a of the councilors who originally voted bottom line is you do need balance,” he fair hearing where we can hear from the for the ordinance. “Who doesn’t like a continued on page 6 stakeholders. Don’t just bang this over

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WOO-TOWN INDE X Worcester: The City that Reads Committee kicks off the seventh annual book drive, which runs through May 15. In six years, the committee has distributed more than 154,000 books to kids throughout the community. +3

While bringing attention to bullying, the huge anti-bullying conference at South High reaffirms to us all that a serious problem still exists. -2


Despite a housing report released last year, city has yet to move on a definitive plan to address the issue of affordable and marketrate housing. -2

Clifford the Big Red Dog poses for pictures with kids at the Worcester Public Library in anticipation of his upcoming appearance at the Hanover Theatre. +1

A collision on West Boylston Street between a tanker truck and car shuts down the road from Quinsigamond Community College to Greendale Mall – during rush hour no less – and leaves a man in critical condition. -5

Thousands flock to DCU Center over the weekend to take in the 2013 AT&T American Cup. The main attraction: Aly Raisman. +1

Holy Cross’ men’s basketball team follows up four straight losses with a March 2 trouncing of Colgate. The season-ender to a disappointing season was set for Wednesday, March 6 at Lafayette. +1

Auditors’ report finds “several matters” requiring better efficiency during its review of the city’s fiscal 2012 financial statements. -3

Gas prices drop 4 cents on average after weeks of increasing prices. Motorists let out a collective sigh of release. +3

Total for this week:

A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

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Worcester man in limbo after Willis Center closes


ob Finne appears to have fallen through the cracks of a system that was supposed to help him, a casualty of the state’s abrupt decision to close the Henry Lee Willis Center last month. Now he is ďŹ nding few answers as he tries to put his life back together and is worried that time is running out on any chance he may have of getting a job that would allow him to keep his apartment and be the father he says his 13-year-old son deserves. “I’m in a life or death situation,â€? the 53-year-old Finne says atly. A repeat drunk driver who lost his license for eight years after a 2010 arrest in Barnstable County, Finne is eligible this year to apply for a hardship license that would at least allow him to drive back and forth to a job. However, the Willis Center shut its doors in February before

Finne was able to pay off the balance owed for the mandatory aftercare program he attended and completed. As a result, he was not issued a certiďŹ cate of completion and has been running into dead ends just about everywhere he turns. Finne says he is an architectural woodworker who just four years ago was married, ran a business and owned a home. His predilection for alcohol changed all that. Now he lives in a tiny, “crapâ€? apartment on Mill Street and does not have custody of his son. He says he has almost no money to his name and desperately needs to ďŹ nd a job. “I made a bad choice,â€? Finne says of his Labor Day arrest for driving under the inuence of alcohol. “I was going through a break-up and I didn’t take it very well. I lost my perspective for a while.â€? Finne says he had gone to the Cape to get away for a while and had too much to drink. He was pulled over while driving to





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a local store. With two prior OUIs under his belt – in 1982 and 1992 – the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) slapped him with an eight-year loss of license. “Losing my license made things unbearable,â€? says Finne. “The last couple years were pretty rough.â€? He did not have to go to jail, but a judge sentenced him to two weeks of inhouse alcohol counseling. After that he was mandated to complete one year in an aftercare program, which he went through at the Willis Center’s Front Street ofďŹ ce. Finne says he ďŹ nished the program last spring and was given an exit interview during which he says he learned the center was going bankrupt and that he would not be awarded a certiďŹ cate of completion unless he paid his bill in full. Therein lies the rub. In order to be eligible to apply for a hardship license, Finne has to have gone through the in-

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says. “You can’t park [a vendor] right in front of a business, but you can put them in areas where they can complement a business.” Rushton cites Boston as an example of a city where food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants coexist. “I just want a baseline ordinance to provide the chassis,” Rushton says. “We can build a food-truck ordinance from there. There are hundreds of cities across the US that struck a balance; we just need to put our noggins together.” Brian Treitman, owner of B.T.’s Smokehouse in Sturbridge, is licking his chops to get a food truck into Worcester. He believes it is a win both for vendors and the city and he points to places such as the Red Hook Ball Fields in Brooklyn, New York where several food trucks set up every spring and draw thousands of customers throughout the summer and into the fall. “I would build a truck for Worcester,” Treitman says. “A lot of our customer base is from Worcester and a lot don’t come on a regular basis. If I could bring a small part of my business out there it would drive more business to my establishment.” Food trucks offer another benefit, according to Treitman. “In terms of the economy, a food truck is an easy way for people to get into the food business, depending on the truck.” He estimates the cost of a truck being $15,000 to $50,000, with higher-end trucks costing as much as $120,000. Still, compared to the cost of starting up a restaurant, which Treitman says can range from $150,000-$300,000, it is a

bargain. The other costs associated with a food truck include buying a hawkers and peddlers license from the state, if you choose, obtaining permits from the city or town in which you operate and, depending on what is covered by the hawkers and peddlers license, possibly a Common Victualler License. That is precisely the point Donoghue makes in arguing against food trucks. He believes food truck vendors can spend less, but make more by cutting into the profits of a restaurant. Donoghue says restaurant owners have to pay for a number of things, including a liquor license, for which he says he pays $2,750 a year; inspection fees, parking lot fees, entertainment and more. Jenn Wright, a manager at Brew City Grill & Brew House at 104 Shrewsbury St., agrees that food trucks would probably impact business, but nonetheless is personally in favor of bringing more of them into the city. “It probably is [competition], especially where our location is,” Wright says. “If food trucks are downtown it would impact our business. Personally, however, I think they’re great and wish there were more.” Lopez remains unfazed by any potential loss in revenue. “I wouldn’t care if [food trucks] did [cut into his business],” he says. “I would be psyched to see food trucks come back and come back with a vengeance.” Have a news tip or comment? Contact Walter Bird Jr. at 508-749-3166, ext. 243, or email And don’t miss Walter with Paul Westcott on WTAG 580AM Thursday mornings at 8:35.


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The approximate number of consumers in 2011, according to the National Restaurant Association, that would be likely to visit a food truck if their favorite restaurant offered one. That’s about 6 out of 10.



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says. “Around August I went to the Willis Center. They wouldn’t issue the certificate without payment in full, but said they would send a letter to my probation officer saying I completed the program, but hadn’t paid in full.” In trying to find out how to get his certificate, Finne says he learned one of the women he dealt with at the Willis Center is now with Spectrum. The woman called him recently, he says, telling him he would have to go through the program again. “She said according to my records they were going to have to readmit me,” Finne says. “I said, ‘If you’ve got my records, you know I was in complete attendance.’ I’ve already done [the program].” Worcester Mag reached out to Spectrum in an attempt to clarify the situation, including whether Finne’s records had been transferred from STEVEN KING Willis Center, but a spokesperson said the organization would not comment. “Unfortunately, Spectrum Health Systems is going to decline to be interviewed for your story,” Spectrum Health Systems Development Associate Andrew Strecker says, adding any records of former Willis Center clients reverted to the state Department of Public Health. A call to Louisa Fundora, assistant Robert Finne, a former client of the Willis Center. regional director of the DPH Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, was not according to the Barnstable District Court immediately returned. Probation Department.” With summer not far off, Finne is Holland acknowledges the Catch-22 hoping to get back behind the wheel of faced by people such as Finne. his livelihood and turn his life around. “In the interest of public safety, the Financially, it is imperative that he get probationer loses the privilege to back to work. “I was able to work last operate a motor vehicle, which impacts summer and make enough to keep me employment,” she says. “The loss of a alive,” he says. “But the only work I driver’s license impacts a probationer’s see available for myself can’t support employment options which in turn, my rent and my bills. I have no Social impacts their ability to pay fees. These Security, no safety net. All the work I do fees may include victim witness, head is beyond the Boston beltway. If I can’t injury, and probation supervision drive, I can’t work. I’m as good a cabinet fees, and court cost as well as legal fees.” maker as anybody, but I can’t even get a Without the certificate from the Willis job working on the floor [in a store] as a Center, Finne says he will not be awarded a hardship license. He says he also needs a cabinet maker because there is so much letter from the coordinator of the program competition.” Even if he had enough money to pay he attended. But with the center now out his bills, “No matter how much money I of business, Finne says he has no way of have, if I can’t get the certificate all the reaching anyone there. Spectrum Health money in the world isn’t going to help. Services temporarily took on a substance I just feel like the punishment doesn’t fit abuse treatment contract from the Willis the crime, right now. And I’m not the kind Center, which included the program Finne of person that has friends and family that went through. He says he has had no will drive me around. I’m kind of on my luck straightening out the problem with own. My son deserves better than that.” Spectrum. Have a news tip or comment? Contact “I got a call over the summer from Walter Bird Jr. at 508-749-3166, ext. my probation officer saying, ‘How come 243, or email you didn’t complete [the program]?’ I And don’t miss Walter with Paul Westcott said, ‘Whoa, I did complete it,’” Finne on WTAG 580AM Thursdays at 8:35 a.m. WILLIS CENTER continued from page 5

house program and be in full compliance with the terms of his probation. He also needs a certificate proving he successfully completed the aftercare program. Finne says he owed $500 to the Willis Center and was having a difficult time raising the money. He says he owed about $1,300 to probation, but that his probation officer, who is based in Barnstable County, has been understanding and has worked with him to resolve the issue. Other than that, Finne has had no problems while on probation. “[Finne’s] special conditions of probation include participation in an after-care and treatment program and subsequent offender treatment,” says Coria Holland, communications director for the Office of the Commissioner of Probation. [Finne] is in compliance,

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Just about everyone has a favorite avor of Table Talk Pie. Apple. Blueberry. Pineapple. Cocaine. Pecan. Whoa, whoa, cocaine? It’s no joke. If you Google Street Map Table Talk Pie, which makes the sweet stuff right here in Worcester, you get the company name, address (120 Washington St.), phone number, web address ( and a brief description that reads: “cocaine ¡ pineapple ¡ bakery products ¡ blueberry ¡ pecan.â€? That’s right, cocaine. We called the company headquarters to ďŹ nd out if a new avor had been introduced and we learned cocaine is most deďŹ nitely part of the Table Talk family – but not a avor. Turns out the president’s name is Christos Cocaine. His son, Harry Kokkinis, is vice president. We left a message for Cocaine, but it was not immediately returned. So the next time you tell your mother you want some cocaine for dessert, tell her, “But mom, it’s Table Talk Pie!â€?

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VOICED OVER: There was no warning given to employees running 11 online news sites in Central Mass that they were about to be out of a job, but that is precisely what happened Monday when The Daily Voice, which runs daily, online only news sites in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York, abruptly pulled the plug on its Massachusetts sites. The chairman of the company’s Board of Directors says the sites were “doing ďŹ ne,â€? but they were shut down to “right the shipâ€? at the Daily Voice’s agship locations. Shut down in Massachusetts were Daily Voice sites in Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Milford, Millbury, Northborough, Northbridge, Shrewsbury, Southborough and Upton and Westborough.

AT THE TABLE: Could Worcester’s own Jim McGovern be an Oscar winner? OK, well maybe not , but the US Congressman has a small part in a ďŹ lm some say could contend for an Oscar as Best Documentary at next year’s Oscars. “A Place at the Tableâ€? examines the sobering fact that one in six American children suffer from hunger. It is a topic near and dear to McGovern’s heart and in a Feb. 26 speech to his House colleagues he called it “unconscionableâ€? that any child in the most prosperous nation in the world could go hungry. “Unfortunately,â€? McGovern says, “too many people simply don’t know that there’s a hunger problem in America. But that is going to change with a new documentary called ‘A Place at the Table.’â€? McGovern is in good company in the documentary, which also features Academy award-winning actor Jeff Bridges.

THE CRANE TECHNIQUE: The Abby Kelley Foster Charter School’s National Honor Society (NHS) has raised $600 to help a young cancer victim through a student-run “1,000 Cranesâ€? fundraiser. NHS member Steve Takahashi, acting on an old Japanese story, set out to make 1,000 origami cranes to grant a wish for someone with cancer. Other club members joined the effort and decided the beneďŹ ciary would be a 7-year-old ballerina who had been diagnosed with medulloblastoma. Money was raised through donations of 50 cents for the “rightsâ€? to a small crane and $1 for a large crane. The money was enough to buy an iPad, something the young cancer victim wanted. The iPad was given to the girl at a Feb. 4 ceremony during an Abby Kelley varsity basketball game.

TO YOUR (MENTAL) HEALTH: UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care’s lecture series, “Be Mentally Well,â€? explores mental illness, in particular bi-polar disorder, in its sixth free lecture, titled “Living with Bi-Polar Disorder: The Human Face – Exploring Exceptional Lives, Challenges & Triumphs.â€? The lecture will be held Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-9 p.m. in Amphitheater 1 at UMass Medical School and will feature a screening of the nationally-celebrated documentary, “Of Two Minds.â€? Lisa Klein, co-director/writer/producer of the ďŹ lm will be at the showing and participate in a panel discussion after the ďŹ lm. To register or for more details, call 508-856-8507 or e-mail VILLAGE PEOPLE: Village Square LLC CEO Dennis Morgan hopes patients and their

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has every right to boast this week after being named a finalist in this year’s annual Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) international business plan contest. VitaThreads, the presenting company at the contest, was launched in 2012 to commercialize the work of WPI associate professors of biomedical engineering George Pins and Glenn Gaudette. The two professors are co-founders of the company and serve as scientific advisors to the management team. VitaThreads began operations in WPI’s Bioengineering Institute and has since moved to Gateway Park here in Worcester. The company develops technology used in wound healing and tissue regeneration. It currently is developing biopolymer microthreads used in treating conditions that range from common sports injuries to heart attacks. VitaThreads presented its business plan to AUTM contest judges on March 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Rumor has it that VitaThreads placed second. Congratulations to the innovative minds at WPI.


Subaru owners have been car camping in the back of their vehicles for decades, but now, thanks to one Holy Cross alumnus, there’s a new use for the car. Amy Archambault has retrofitted a Subaru station wagon with all the equipment of a bomb shelter. Her Subaruturned-bomb shelter is titled “You will Survive.” Archambault, Holy Cross 2008 graduate, is one of eight women artists who will present work at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross on Thursday, March 14 in the large-scale installation exhibit “Spark: A Celebration of Alumnae Artists from Holy Cross.” The group show is part of the yearlong celebration of Holy Cross’ 40th anniversary of coeducation. The artists represented in the show are all visual arts professionals. Margaret Lanzetta, 1979 gradate who is now an artist in New York and is the closest to the arrival of women on campus in 1972 will display bold and color saturated paintings, inspired from a recent extended stay in Morocco. Alongside Lanzetta’s work will be North Carolina artist Anna Marie Kennedy’s, 1989 graduate, series of translucent paper and fabric collages. More recent graduates Rachelle Beaudoin and Elizabeth Hamilton, both 2004 graduates, will present three videos of feminist iconography and large-scale installations of altered ceramics and photography respectively. Graduates of the past five years include Teresa Buscemi, class of 2007, Archambault, Justine Hill, class of 2008, and Haley Kattner Allen, class of 2011. Buscemi’s work using digital photography, electronic light sources and interactive installations to create shifting visual experiences will be on display. Hill will present abstract paintings that allude to architectural and natural space, and Allen’s photography work will round out the exhibit. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Cantor Gallery with opening remarks from Archambault, Buscemi and the director of the gallery Roger Hankins. To learn more about the artists, attend the panel discussion “Art After Holy Cross” on Friday, March 22 from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Cantor Gallery. The opening reception and panel discussion is free and open to the public. College of the Holy Cross, Rehm Library, Smith Hall, 1 College St. Send notes about Worcester colleges and universities, works of art by students and staff, opinion pieces and other higher-ed related content to with contact information to be considered for publication.

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s many as 240 homeless shelters and programs in the Bay State depend on oil heat, and the price of heating oil is now around $4 per gallon – an increase of nearly 30 percent over the last two years. This means that energy costs are taking a bigger bite out of operating budgets, putting the squeeze on the organizations that help serve those most in need. Many of these facilities have heating systems that are several decades old, and the buildings themselves are in grave need of weatherization. Our programs are also dependent on state and federal assistance that is drying up. Unlike gas and electric customers, shelters and programs that rely on oil heat have limited access to energy-saving programs. According to Sarah Lange, Director of Fund Development and External Relations for Abby’s House, they spend $37,000 a year to heat their largest building. A furnace upgrade and significant weatherization efforts could likely reduce that figure by a third, freeing up about $10,000 to redirect to services and programs geared towards helping women in crisis. However, like most non-profits, Abby’s House does not have the upfront cash needed to invest in energy efficiency. Massachusetts is home to nation-leading energy efficiency programs. But for many social service agencies, residents, and businesses, oil is the only heating

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High oil prices are a serious threat to those who are already struggling with choices between heating bills and groceries. If Massachusetts can help more people save energy in their homes and reduce heating costs, this bill could help stabilize families and individuals who are one paycheck away from homelessness. Reducing oil consumption is not only good for the customer, but investing in energy efficiency creates good local jobs, helps curb emissions, and keeps more of our energy dollars flowing in the region. Importantly, this measure creates the same opportunities for oil-heating families that the other 70 percent of energy consumers enjoy in Massachusetts. We hope the legislature will take heed: at current prices, every $1 invested in efficiency can pay the customer back more than $7.60 in direct oil heat savings. This is an issue of fairness. It’s also an issue of common sense. David McMahon is the co-executive director of Dismas House (508) 799-9389 Natalie Hildt is Public Policy Outreach Manager for Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (781) 860-9177 x 121 Robert Flanagan is the organizer for the Worcester Homeless Action Committee More information at:

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option, with natural gas infrastructure out of reach and renewable energy systems not yet viable. Approximately 950,000 homes or about 32 percent of Bay State homes rely on heating oil, as do thousands more businesses, shelters, schools, and other public buildings. In some counties the figure tops 50 percent dependence on oil. Here in Worcester County, people rely heavily on oil heat. For example in Auburn, 63 percent of people heat with oil, while in Paxton that figure is 89 percent, and Northbridge, 70 percent. For those who live or work in municipal electric service territories and heat with oil (take Paxton, Sterling, Boylston and Shrewsbury), there is typically limited to no assistance for thermal efficiency upgrades. It only makes sense that the state should expand energy efficiency offerings to oil heat customers. To that end, the legislature has introduced Bill H 2741, “An Act further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs.” The bill seeks to create an Oil Heat Energy Efficiency Fund paid for with a 2.5 cent assessment on each gallon of heating oil sold for heating in the state, producing estimated annual revenue of nearly $20 million that will in turn lower consumers’ energy bills by more than $120 million annually. In addition to the financial burden on homeless shelters and programs, energy costs can be one of the single biggest monthly expenses for low-income families.




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olitics and food has been a way of life in Worcester for decades. Perhaps a trip back in time will stir memories of such notable landmarks as Putnam & Thurston’s Restaurant and the Eden Garden restaurant. During their time, they were considered bastions of political dialogue. But, with time passed and a new generation with technology at its fingertips, the climate of political talk in local eateries has changed.

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ambitions to dine at one or both of the establishments to gain a sense of what the average citizen was thinking and feeling in regards to local issues. For elected officials, such places offered a plethora of opinion and consensus.

of the anti-war movement. In 1892 anarchist and political activist Emma Goldman opened an ice cream shop in Worcester, which also served sandwiches and coffee. It is likely more than coffee was brewing there.

AToday, NEW ATMOSPHERE Worcester, with its eclectic

mix of culture and ethnicity, still offers a myriad of food establishments, yet the politicallyactive atmosphere at such places has been tempered. City Councilor George Russell recalls how, at one time, many dining establishments were a launching pad for both veteran politicians and future hopefuls. He remembers Scano’s Bakery on Shrewsbury Street as one such place.

Also, there was the El Morocco restaurant where it is rumored that Worcester native and political activist Abbot “Abbie” Hoffman, during his years as a fugitive, would often slip back into town and gather with old friends at the restaurant. Hoffman was a founding member of the Youth International Party, also known as the “Yippies,” advocating for free speech and was a part

Discussion around issues such as economic development, increases in water rates and better education were common place, according to Russell, and many patrons felt empowered to join in whenever these conversations arose. Adding to the political climate of Scano’s was former proprietor Mary Scano, herself a member of the Worcester City Council for many years. As Russell tells it, “Entering Scano’s was truly an experience. You could always find local citizens regardless of political affiliation engaged in some level of political debate.” Russell says everything was on the table for discussion at Scano’s. “From taxes and public safety to the next choice for mayor,” he says, “it was all fair game and on more than one occasion the discussions became quite riveting.” City Councilor Konnie Lukes, who at times is affectionately referred to as the Dean of the Worcester City Council, remembers a time when a number of dining establishments were the place to be if you were a political figure. “But times have changed and the past is the past,” she says. Like Russell, Lukes fondly recalls when Scano’s was considered a gathering spot for all things political – when everyone from city councilors to state reps ate, drank and were merry as they discussed an endless array of issues. Lukes, who frequents many local establishments, does not find that to be the case today. “Sure you can stop by a place like Annie’s Clark Brunch or Gold Star Restaurant and find people engaged in political talk,” but, she says, “I wouldn’t call either of them political strongholds.”

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Brendan O’Connor, owner of O’Connor’s Resturant, has named a number of dishes on his menu after some of the political figures that have dined there. There’s a sense that Lukes, and possibly other local pols, would welcome a revival of the political talk and debate that once flourished in area restaurants and diners. Councilor Phil Palmieri, who knows Shrewsbury Street as well as anyone, recalls the days when the street was indeed a hotbed of political activity with restaurants and diners from one end to the other cementing their place as springboards for politicians and issues alike. Like many of his colleagues today, Palmieri believes a political atmosphere at dining establishments is almost nonexistent. “It was part of a bygone era,” he says. “The city, especially my district, is one of the most ethnically diverse and that has changed not only the make-up of voters but how and where they discuss issues.” Palmieri does say, however, that Coral Seafood is one place that many politicians have chose to hold events, but not because the owners have some stake

in a particular candidate; rather, “It’s the food, central location, atmosphere and plenty of parking,” says Palmieri. State Rep. John Fresolo, from Worcester’s Grafton Hill area, has seen a complete about-face in his district. He reminisces about the past and how many of the district’s small family-owned eating establishments were once the pulse of the entire region. From one end of the district to the other, he remembers how business owners and patrons alike would banter back and forth while engaged in political debate. As he puts it, “The issues were out in the open and the dialogue was very stimulating.” In addition, he says, many politicians were, at the time, able to gain keen insight into the electorate just by sitting down for a breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Russell is a man who believes in variety and enjoys dining out at a number of different establishments. He insists that it really comes down to the mood and the type of food he feels like having. As far as political discourse is concerned, he believes you can find one almost anywhere you go. “People are people and today you can find folks from all corners of the city steeped in debate about one issue or another.” Since being elected to the City Council, Palmieri sees himself as more than just a face in the crowd. “People are going to approach you and issues are going to be discussed,” he says.

Asked whether he objects to people coming up to him in a restaurant to talk politics or to criticize his positions, Palmieri says, “As a public figure it goes with the territory.” Whether it’s pizza from Village Pizza or some tender Lamb Mishwee from El Basha, Russell says he is comfortable with the food and conversation wherever he goes. Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis knows as a Republican he is sometimes the lone man out in a heavily Democratic state. That, however, has never stopped him from dining at establishments all across the city. Evangelidis says he has never felt a bias because of political

ideology or affiliation. “I love all types of food,” he says. “Therefore, I frequent establishments that serve everything from Italian to Thai cuisine.” By dining at a variety of establishments, Evangelidis says it has allowed him to meet people from diverse backgrounds. Like Russell, Evangelidis welcomes the opportunity to engage in dialogue with constituents, even when dinning out. Does he covet his privacy? You bet, but he too acknowledges that as a public figure you have a responsibility to the public and sometimes that means taking the time to discuss issues that are important to people. When asked whether he is bothered by proprietors who have a political point of view contrary to his own, Evangelidis says, “If the food is good, who cares.” As far as dining establishments being committed to one political party over another, he believes that may have been a thing of the past. His take is simple: “If you’re in business, you don’t want to offend anyone.” Sarai Rivera, a newcomer to the Worcester City Council, insists political talk is all around us. She dines out frequently and says, “Political dialogue is always en vogue.” When asked if there are any dining establishments in her district that could be categorized as political conclaves, she says her district is one of the most ethnically diverse, and people often travel from one venue to another. However, Rivera says certain ethnic cultures are less inclined to discuss any issue in public, let alone politics. As for herself, she has always felt comfortable taking time to talk with constituents, even while out for a meal. “I feel it’s my duty to acknowledge people,” Rivera says. You can find the freshman councilor having a bite to eat from time to time at a number of local food establishments, including Pickle Barrel Deli and Corner Lunch. To her way of thinking, “Diners offer the best opportunities if you want to engage continued on page 12

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in political talk. Something about the ambience just seems to set the mood.” Despite social changes, Fresolo says a few holdouts still exist. You can find the state rep patronizing such places as Parkway diner, Helen’s Bakery and Shaker’s Cafe and Restaurant. Fresolo says these are the places where the pulse of the people can still be heard. “I make it a point to patronize local establishments and while doing so I get quite an education to boot,” he says. “Unfortunately, today they are far and few between.”

that has gained popularity and supporters, may at first seem to only appeal to those of the left, but Evangelidis proves that is not the case. As sheriff, he has initiated a program whereby the inmates at the Worcester County Jail are engaged in the growing and cultivation of organic food. Evangelidis, a Republican,


On the campaign trail, Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Joe Petty order at NU Cafe before pressing the flesh with patrons.

For US Congressman Jim McGovern, choosing where to dine out depends on what his taste buds tell him. In terms of political discussion and debate, McGovern says he prefers a one-on-one conversation and that he makes himself available when he is in the district. While his schedule has him spending considerable time in Washington, McGovern still enjoys dining out in Worcester. As for an establishment being a haven for one political persuasion or another, McGovern says was something that existed in the past. He agrees there is an inherent risk to being in business today and publicly declaring which candidates and issues you support or would not support.

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has been a proponent of green farming methods and embraces the concept. He explains, “It doesn’t matter what side of the political divide you’re on, who doesn’t want to eat healthy?”

Frank Phelan, general manager and buyer for Living Earth, a natural, organic and environmentally-conscious store on Chandler Street, echoes similar sentiments. His customers, most of whom he says are middle class, are a cross section of liberal and conservative. “Just because you choose to eat healthy doesn’t necessarily define who you are politically,” he says. “Many politicians on both sides of the aisle support and eat organic and some have even faced off with the agribusiness industry.” Although his customers may not talk politics upon every visit, Phelan says issues that are important to them, such as organic food production, sustainable farming and the environment,

arouse keen interest. That, he says, “would most certainly stir debate.”

MIDDLE OF THE ROAD Ed Hyder of Hyder’s

Mediterranean Marketplace adds his own thoughts. Hyder, with a diverse clientele, says, “From time to time people stop in and talk politics, but no way is that indicative of a political movement or grassroots effort to advance some political agenda.” Personally, Hyder adds, taking a strong political position as a business owner carries its own set of liabilities. “I can’t afford to alienate customers,” he says. Hyder, who specializes in imported food items, especially Middle Eastern, believes many people today are not affiliated with any one political party, but instead says they form opinions based on current issues and who may be best qualified to address them. Joshua Van Dyke, proprietor of NU Café on Chandler Street, has served politicians

ranging from Konnie Lukes and Tim Murray to Elizabeth Warren and Governor Deval Patrick. Van Dyke is by no means a political operative. He says he feels lucky and grateful that politicians patronize his establishment. As he puts it, “I don’t have a political agenda.” However, issues that could have an impact on his business, such as tax increases and the proper use of tax revenues, are something he watches carefully. On whether he has discussed issues with any of his political customers, he says, “Only if it came up in the regular course of the conversation.” The consensus is that people come to NU Café for the food and the convivial atmosphere, period. Brendan O’Connor of O’Connor’s Restaurant has never shied away from the fact that he enjoys having political figures dine at his restaurant. In fact, he has named a number of dishes on his menu after some of them. There’s Patrick’s Pecan Crusted Chicken, named after Gov. Deval Patrick; Lt. Governor Murray’s Famous & Enormous Beef, Mushroom & Guinness Pie, for Tim Murray; and McGovern’s Bourbon Style Pork Chops, for Congressman Jim McGovern. O’Connor has his share of local politicians as customers but prefers to think they come for the food and his jovial Irish wit. Over the years, he has greeted both Democrats and Republicans to his restaurant. Do they talk politics? “Certainly,” he says. “Many times they hold lunch or dinner meetings here to discuss business as it relates to their constituents.” At Armsby Abbey, owner Alec Lopez has cultivated a cross-section of patrons. From traditional types with buttondown collared shirts to the tattooed continued on page 14


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free spirits, they come in all shapes, styles and colors. When asked about the political atmosphere at his establishment and whether politicians are part of his clientele, Lopez says, “Sure, we get the politicians in here on a regular basis and from time to time issues do become the topic of conversation.” As far as his cuisine and style of cooking playing a role in whom he attracts, Lopez says people certainly are lured to what he describes as a natural cuisine, involving a true hands-on approach to every step in the preparation process. Whether that, in itself, is a political statement remains to be seen.

A NEW GENERATION Fresolo believes for some

people, the interest level or insight into the political process may not be what it used to be.

Whether this so-called cultural divide continues to keep people on the sidelines and out of the realm of political debate, he’s not sure. “One thing I do know,”

Fresolo says, “open dialogue with the public is vital to the way we govern.” Jim Voyiatzis, owner of Coral Seafood, says while he too has politicians who dine at his restaurant from time to time, they tend to leave the business of politics at the door. “They come to relax and enjoy a good meal,” says Voyiatzis. Beyond the dining area, a number of politicians have held parties in his function room, which was designed for large gatherings. In the past, politicians such as Warren, Evangelidis, City Councilor Tony Economou and others have utilized the hall to host various functions, including Election Day parties. “Our clientele here at Coral Seafood ranges from young people to senior citizens and trying to determine what their political views are is next to impossible,” Voyiatzis says. He sums it up by saying, “We’re in the food business and only the food business.” In terms of the electorate in general, he believes young voters today are more liberal-minded and far less traditional than previous generations ever were. During the ‘60s and ‘70s, college campuses throughout the city were in tune to the political scene. That, says Frank Minasian, chair of the History and Political Science department at Worcester State University, is “not so anymore.” When asked if his students discuss

Congressman McGovern celebrates re-election at Coral Seafood in November 2012. political issues, especially at the student center, a popular spot where many of those enrolled at the college gather to grab a bite to eat and socialize, Minasian says, “It’s nothing like it once was.” Speaking of decades ago, he says, “Back then, political conversation and debate among college students was engaging. Students would gather at various pubs or coffee shops to talk politics and it was very stimulating. Today, social media has taken over and students are focused on that.”

It seems the political mood and discussion in many of Worcester’s dining establishments may not be as robust as it once was. The engaging dialogue and debate that so many spoke of may be a thing of the past. Could it be we are more apathetic and less inclined to discuss political issues, thereby creating a void? Or has the recent disharmony in government tempered the vibrancy and enthusiasm? Perhaps the palate isn’t so political after all and in the end pork chops win out over politics.

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Materials for local artists Brittany Durgin

ArtsWorcester has announced seven recipients of its Material Needs Grants. New this year, the Material Needs Grants is an annual funding of supplies for ArtsWorcester members to create works of art. The $5,000, divided in various amounts to artists, is thanks to an anonymous benefactor who has committed to provide the funds for three consecutive years.

A committee of five individuals reviewed proposals from 40 applicants earlier this year. Grants were awarded to artists who “were novel in concept or that marked a new direction for the artist, and that proposed strong work that wasn’t otherwise going to get made,” shares ArtsWorcester Director Juliet Feibel. Artists were also ranked by the committee’s confidence in each applicant’s ability to complete the proposed work within one calendar year, as well as the specificity and appropriateness of the expenses requested. Grant recipients are Matt Abelson, $900 for film and printing paper for photographs of engineering works in natural settings; Steve Butler, $800 for bending plywood, copper foil and cherry hardwood to create two end tables; Grace Cherubino, $650 for wood panels and paint to create triptychs of documenting transgendered people; John LaPrade, $500 for pearls and stamps for mixed-media works; Rose LeBeau, $500 for supplies to create mixed-media assemblages; Irina Parfenova, $1,000 for models to create paintings of Massachusetts through immigrant eyes; Emily Sandagata, $650 for rubber, paint and canvas to create sculptures exploring survival, decay, childhood, death and growth.

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Steven Butler, ArtsWorcester Material Needs Grants recipient, in his studio in Uxbridge.



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Abelson is a camera maker and photographer. He has been building upon a body of work for several years that includes both still life and images taken of natural and engineering feats. The $900 grant awarded to Abelson will allow for an amount of printing that otherwise would not be possible. It also, says Abelson, is a way “to try to gain some exposure to what I have been working on.” This is Abelson’s first awarded grant. Recipients range from those just starting out to veterans who have plied their craft for decades. According to Feibel, the sole commonality between recipients is their creating of art in Worcester County. “Their proposed works encompass a huge range or artistic mediums and themes,” says Feibel. While the intention was not to create such a broad spectrum, Feibel admits, “It didn’t surprise me, given the broad pool of artistic excellence we enjoy here [in Worcester County].” Emily Sandagata returned to Worcester in 2009 after teaching art in Arizona. Since her return, she has been an ArtsWorcester member. By receiving $650 of the Material Needs Grants to create sculptures made with a variety of materials she plans to purchase from CC

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Emily Sandgata has received $650 from ArtsWorcester’s Material Needs Grants this month to create sculptures using a variety of materials. Lowell, the ReStore and Home Depot in Worcester, Sandagata says the impact of the awarded funds will go beyond the supplies needed. “By supporting my sculpture, ArtsWorcester is helping me to represent the Worcester arts community every time I show my work in the state of Massachusetts.” Similar to Sandagata, Irina Parfenova moved to Worcester recently and similar to Abelson, the Material Needs is her first awarded grant. Parfenova was born in Russia, traveled the US for the past 12 years, living between Florida and California, and just two years ago settled in Massachusetts. “These travels greatly informed my style, which is a combination of experiences and insights gained in both Russia and the USA,” says Parfenova, but notes that the artwork she’ll create with funds from the grant will “show some well-familiar sides of Worcester and Boston areas through a new prism, making it an exciting visual experience for the community.” Parfenova plans to use funds to hire models whom she will work with to create a series of 30x30-inch oil paintings that will thematically be connected to Massachusetts as her new home. The purpose of the grants is a simple one: To make new art locally. While the arts community is sure to benefit from the works, it is the hope of ArtsWorcester that awarded artists will be inspired to imagine future directions for their works of art and take into great consideration what is necessary to create them.

For studio furniture maker Steve Butler, the $800 grant to build two sculptural end tables, in one way, is a reminder of the local history of Central Mass. “Massachusetts, especially Worcester County, is so steeped in furniture making history, especially the Gardner area; I hope my work sheds light on this and folks will be reacquainted with their local history.” For himself, Butler says the grant will “help bridge a gap and bring my ideas to fruition.” Before awarded with one of the Materials Needs Grants, he explains, “There are so many sketches of pieces I’d like to make in my sketchbook and I just can’t make them all due to the expense of materials.” Butler expects to finish the handcrafted tables in three to four months and will display both at ArtsWorcester’s exhibit of grant recipients’ work next year. ArtsWorcester will grant another $5,000 to members in 2014. Proposals for next year’s grants will be solicited from ArtsWorcester beginning in fall 2013. “The Materials Needs Grants is such a great thing,” says Sandagata. “The more artists in Worcester that are able to create and show their work on a state and regional level, the more Worcester becomes a destination for artists and fans of art.” Learn more about ArtsWorcester and how to become a member at artsworcester. org.

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As the members of the tribute band Rain wound down “From Me to You,” the second song of the evening, Steve Landes, as John Lennon, broke into the infamous “cripple” pose that John would do to hide his nervousness. By this time, we had already heard the unique Liverpudlian accents, Paul had done his cute wave, and George had already broken into his little two-step. It was apparent from the start that the cast members of “Experience the Beatles with Rain” had done all their homework. The Friday night crowd at the Hanover Theatre was being treated to the first of five weekend shows.

(which he played right handed after The evening began with video screens on both sides of the stage playing scratchy playing bass left handed, just as Paul did) and offered the crowd “Yesterday,” which black and white videos of scenes from he unfortunately asked everyone to sing the early ’60s, building up to a mock “Ed Sullivan Show” with the CYLLAVON TIEDEMANN classic Beatles intro and referring to them as “Rain as the Beatles.” When the curtain rose and the band burst into “She Loves You,” the high-level production value was apparent. All the details of the Beatles’ early TV appearances were there, including the authentic guitars, amplifiers, stage sets, and of course, the music. The harmonies were spot on, and every note was lovingly played to perfection. Close your eyes and the Fab Four had come to life. After three more of the along with, burying the famous melody in early mega hits, the first of a handful of mediocrity. Still, everyone had fun with it. set changes occurred, segueing into the Yet another set change brought the band’s “A Hard Days Night” era. Mac Ruffing, “Help!” phase to life through the prism as Paul, strapped on an acoustic guitar

of the famous Shea Stadium concert. Tom Teely, as George, adeptly avoided embarrassment when his Vox amplifier temporarily shut down. At this point, for some reason, the show leapt forward to “Sergeant Pepper,” inexplicably skipping “Rubber Soul” and “Revolver.” Much time was devoted to “Pepper,” including a powerful “A Day In the Life,” and a convincing “Lucy In the Sky.” Later highlights included “Strawberry Fields Forever,” and “Here Comes the Sun.” Through it all, the musicianship was high caliber, and the vocals very good, though I thought that Ruffing’s Paul voice was a bit weak at times. Tribute shows can be a stale attempt at the recreation of greatness, but Rain overcame that, convincing the crowd that they really were at a live Beatles concert.

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• MARCH 7, 2013

Brittany Durgin

To hear Yana Payusova speak about her artwork, it is not an explanation she gives, but rather insight into her own life and social encounters and behaviors. Payusova can be heard talking about her piece “My Double and I” on a podcast on thefostergallery. com. She explores verbally how her monochromatic double is represented artistically. She talks about the split between the protagonist, who is Payusova herself, as a 9-year-old, seemingly innocent girl and her double who smokes cigarettes and wears a party dress. There’s a sense of curiosity Payusova has for the double she has created on canvas, a curiosity she infuses her audience with by hoping that the idea of who the double is remains open ended. “My Double and I” is one of several works of art by Payusova that will be on display as the solo show “A Walk Around the Bloc” at the Foster Gallery beginning March 8. “A Walk Around the Bloc” is a narrative, told through a series of paintings, of Payusova’s real and imagined memories of growing up in Leningrad during the fall of the Soviet Union. She travels back to her childhood to present the history as perceived through a child’s eyes and imagination. The work strives to open the minds of its audience to being

more aware and sensible of complex social situations encountered as an adult. By presenting a child’s view of such scenarios, the audience is faced with an alternative perspective. In “The TV Anchorman and the Swan” a distressed news reporter with a television on his head stands to the side of a stage with a ballerina, his wife, who dances as a swan in an effort to calm his and television viewers’ concern. Through the podcast in which Payusova discusses the artwork, she tells of growing up with government-run television stations that would show “Swan Lake” while a disaster, like Chernobyl, was happening. The mature reality of facing difficulties as an adult is combined with Payusova’s childhood experience with society. Fittingly, being a narrative, all paintings

in the exhibit are panels that will later be used in the production of a book. In addition to the podcasts of Payusova speaking about her work on the gallery’s website, QR signs will accompany each painting at the exhibit’s opening reception, giving viewers a chance to learn more about the artwork and its meanings by way of a mobile device. Attend the opening reception for Payusova’s solo show titled “A Walk Around the Bloc” at The Foster Gallery, 51 Union St. STE 208 in Worcester on Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.

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{ film } The life of Barbara Jim Keogh

I’m fascinated by the television show “The Americans” about a seemingly average suburban couple who are in fact Soviet spies. The show takes place in the early ’80s, and each episode yanks you back to the tail end of the Cold War, when the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had nuclear weapons aimed at each other’s guts and the mutual paranoia still ran deep. In a recent episode, the CIA unleashed a furious investigation into whether the Russians were behind the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan before figuring out that the gunman was simply a lunatic out to impress Jodie Foster.

The Cold War era is evoked in “Barbara,” the debut film in the Cinema 320 spring series. But rather than unfold as a blustery cloak-and-dagger chess match between two superpowers, this story is a quiet and desperate saga that takes place in an East German countryside town. The narrative follows a pediatric physician named Barbara (Nina Hoss) who has been banished from Berlin and reassigned to a rural medical clinic as punishment for applying for an exit visa. Barbara does not intend to stay long. She has a lover from West Germany who is working on a plan to smuggle her out of the country. But until that can happen, Barbara is consigned to a life of loneliness and a career for which she’s overqualified. She fends off any attempts at friendship or even, heaven forbid, romance from the chief medical officer, Andre (Ronald Zehrfeld, who could pass as Russell Crowe’s younger brother). Her coldness and dour demeanor do not endear Barbara to her coworkers, yet in her relationships with patients, she exhibits a genuine warmth and regard for their care that leaves them asking for her by name. Nina Hoss does a fine

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job of giving Barbara a granite exterior with just enough hairline fissures to let us glimpse the complicated workings beneath the surface. As someone who has expressed an interest in leaving, Barbara is marked for surveillance by the notorious East Germany secret police, the Stasi. If I were to rank films involving the Stasi, the voyeuristic masterpiece “The Lives of Others” would be considered the gold

standard. That said, the Stasi stooges here are no less execrable than they are in TLO, and maybe a tad more so based on their nasty habit of showing up at Barbara’s apartment unannounced to conduct strip searches. “Barbara” is a solid character study set during a terrible time. No one is ever quite sure of the legitimacy of anything, a byproduct of the paranoia and suspicion that pervade the Cold War culture. Even Andre, the most sympathetic person in Barbara’s circle, can’t tell a heart-rending story about how he came to be stationed at the country hospital without Barbara asking, “Is that true?” The irony of “Barbara” is how much the setting belies the government’s sinister underpinnings. This is a truly beautiful place, far removed from the divided Berlin. Transposed to another narrative, the bucolic village could easily have provided the setting for a Germanic “Local Hero” or any number of love stories. Perhaps that’s what gives the film its hum of menace: along these sedate cobblestone streets, and even in the middle of the woods, the Stasi have eyes and ears. Barbara’s fate ultimately will turn on whether she commits an act of selfpreservation or self-sacrifice. Of course, in East Germany circa 1980, both things are just part of life. “Barbara” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and Sunday at 1 and 3:05 p.m. in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University.






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21 AND OVER [CC,DV] (R) Thu.(1235 255) 515 735 955 Fri. - Tue.(1235 310) 520 755 1010

21 and Over (R) Blackstone Thurs: 12:30, 2:45, 5:10, 7:50, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 1:50, 4:45, 7:50, 10:10, 11:55, 12:25 a.m. Blackstone (Director’s Hall) Thurs: 12, 2:15, 4:40, 7:20, 9:40 Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 12:10, 2:30, 4:40, 7:15, 9:30 Regal Thurs: 12:35, 2:55, 5:15, 7:35, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 12:35, 3:10, 5:20, 7:55, 10:10 Worcester North Thurs: 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:40, Fri-Wed: 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:40, 10:15

A Good Day to Die Hard (R) OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL IN REAL D 3D [CC,DV] (PG) No Passes Fri. - Sun.(1230 100 120 330) 400 630 700 730 930 1025 Mon. - Tue.(1230 100 330) 400 630 700 930 THE LAST EXORCISM PART II [CC] (PG-13) Thu.(1225 250) 510 730 950 Fri. - Tue.(1230 PM)

Blackstone Thurs: 2:40, 5, 7:25, 9:50, FriWed: 12, 2:20, 7:05 Worcester North Thurs: 1:45, 4:45, 7:45, Fri-Wed: 9:15

Escape from Planet Earth (PG) Blackstone Thurs: 12:20, 2:30, 4:35, 6:50, Fri-Wed: 12:15, 2:30, 4:35, 6:50 Cinemagic Thurs: 12, 4:30, Fri-Wed: 12, 2:10, 7:10 Regal Thurs: 12:20, 2:35, 7:05, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 3, 5:15 Worcester North Thurs: 12:35, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20, Fri-Wed: 12:35, 2:55, 5:05, 7:20 Escape from Planet Earth 3D (PG) Cinemagic Thurs: 2:20, 7:10 Regal Thurs: 4:50

The Flat (NR) Clark Tues: 7:30

The Guilt Trip (PG-13) Strand Fri-Sun, Tues-Thurs: 7

Hansel and Gretel (R) WB Cinema Thurs: 1:15, 7:15

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (PG-13) WB Cinema Thurs: 1, 6:45

I, Me Aur Main (PG-13) Regal Thurs: 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:10

Amour (PG-13) THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 (NR) Thu.(1255 PM) 405 PM 655 PM Fri. - Tue.415 PM 705 PM 955 PM DEAD MAN DOWN [CC,DV] (R) Fri. - Tue.(1250) 420 720 1005

Worcester North Thurs: 12:55, 3:45, 6:50

Argo (R)

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER IN REAL D 3D [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Thu.(1245 110) 400 645 720 925 Fri. - Tue.(125) 410 420 710 950 1000

Blackstone Thurs: 3:55, 6:35 Holy Cross Wed: 3,8 Worcester North Thurs: 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, Fri-Wed: 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:50

OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL [CC,DV] (PG) No Passes Fri. - Tue.(255) 600 800 900

The Attacks of 26/11 (NR)

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER [CC,DV] (PG-13) No Passes Thu.430 PM 1000 PM Fri. - Sun.(1240 PM) 650 PM

Regal Thurs: 12:55, 4:05, 6:55, Fri-Wed: 4:15, 7:05, 9:55

JACK THE GIANT SLAYER [CC,DV] (PG-13) Mon. - Tue.(1240 PM) 650 PM

Clark Thurs, Sat: 7:30; Sun: 1, 3:05

KAI PO CHE (NR) Thu.455 PM Fri. - Tue.(320 PM) 935 PM

Beautiful Creatures (PG-13) WB Cinema Thurs: 4:15

The Cotton Club (R) SNITCH [CC,DV] (PG-13) Thu.(1250) 420 700 935

WPL Sat: 2

ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH [CC] (PG) Thu.(1220 PM 235 PM) 705 PM Fri. - Tue.(1245 PM 300 PM) 515 PM

Dark Skies (PG-13)

IDENTITY THIEF [CC,DV] (R) Thu.(115) 410 710 945 Fri. - Tue.(1235 250) 525 740 1015

Blackstone Thurs: 12:25, 2:55, 5:20, 7:55, 10:20, Fri-Wed: 9:10 Cinemagic Thurs: 12, 2:10, 4:20, 7, 9:10 Regal Thurs: 12:15, 2:35 Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, Fri-Wed: 9:35

I ME AUR MAIN (NR) Thu.(1215 245) 515 745 1010 OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL [CC,DV] THURSDAY (PG) No Passes Thu.950 PM OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL 3D [CC,DV] THURSDAY (PG) No Passes Thu.920 PM

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Jack the Giant Slayer 3D (PG-13)

Regal Fri-Wed: 12:50, 4:20, 7:20, 10:05 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 1:05, 4:10, 7:35, 10:25

Blackstone Thurs: 12:40, 3:50, 7, 9:45, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:40, 3:50, 6:40, 9:45, 12:25 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs-Wed11:50, 4:50, 7:20 Regal Thurs: 12:45, 1:10, 4, 6:45, 7:20, 9:25, Fri-Wed: 1:25, 4:10, 4:20, 7:10, 9:50, 10 Worcester North Thurs: 1, 4, 7, Fri-Wed: 1:25, 4:15, 6:50, 9:40

Django Unchained (R)

Kai Po Che (NR)

Dead Man Down (R) THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK [CC] (R) Thu.(105) 405 650 930 Fri. - Tue.(110) 405 645 925

WB Cinema Thurs: 4

Jack the Giant Slayer (PG-13)

DARK SKIES [CC] (PG-13) Thu.(1215 PM 235 PM)

SAFE HAVEN [CC] (PG-13) Thu.(100) 440 725 1005 Fri. - Tue.(115 PM)

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

The Impossible (PG-13) Barbara (PG-13)


Identity Thief (R)

Elm Thurs: 7:30

Regal Thurs: 4:55, Fri-Wed: 3:20, 9:35

The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954 classic) Blackstone Mon: 1 Worcester North Mon: 1

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Regal Thurs: 1, 4:40, 7:25, 10:05, FriWed: 1:15 Worcester North Thurs: 1:05, 3:40, 6:30, Fri-Wed: 12:50, 3:40, 6:35

Life Of Pi (PG)

Side Effects (R)

Les Miserables (PG-13)

Elm Fri-Sat: 7, 9:30, Sun, Tues-Thurs: 7:30 WB Cinema Thurs: 1, 4, 7

Lincoln (PG-13) Elm Sun: 4 Worcester North Thurs: 12:45, 3:55, 7:10, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 3:55, 7:10, 10:20

Oz The Great and Powerful (PG) Blackstone Fri-Wed: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30, 12 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs: 9:15, Fri-Wed: 12, 2:50, 6:50, 9:40 Regal Thurs: 9:50, Fri-Wed: 2:55, 6, 8, 9 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30

Oz The Great and Powerful 3D (PG) Blackstone Fri-Wed: 12:30, 1, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10, 12:30 a.m. Cinemagic Fri-Wed: 12:15, 3:15, 7:10, 10 Regal Thurs: 9:20, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 1, 1:20, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9:30, 10:25 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 12:30, 1, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10

PaleyFest featuring The Walking Dead (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 8

Parental Guidance (PG) WB Cinema Thurs: 1:15, 7:15

Phantom (R) Worcester North Thurs: 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50

Blackstone Thurs: 1:15

Silver Linings Playbook (R) Blackstone Thurs: 12:50, 3:35, 9:25, FriWed: 12:50, 3:55, 6:45, 9:50 Cinemagic Thurs-Wed: 12:20, 3, 6:45, 9:20 Regal Thurs: 1:05, 4:05, 6:50, 9:30, FriWed: 1:10, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25 Worcester North Thurs: 1:10, 4:15, 7:10, Fri-Wed: 1:15, 4:05, 6:55, 9:45



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Skyfall 007 (PG-13) WB Cinema Thurs: 1, 7

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Snitch (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 1:40, 4:30, 7:15, 9:55, Wed-Fri: 1:40, 4:50, 7:25, 10, 12:30 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs-Wed 11:50, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:50 Regal Thurs: 12:50, 4:20, 7, 9:35 Worcester North Thurs: 1:35, 4:25, 7:25, Fri-Wed: 1:10, 4:25, 7:25, 10:05

The Last Exorcism Part II (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 12:05, 2:25, 4:55, 7:40, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 1:45, 4:10, 10:20 Regal Thurs: 12:25, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 12:30 Worcester North Thurs: 1, 3:15, 5:40, 7:55, Fri-Wed: 1:50, 4:35, 7, 9:30

Warm Bodies (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 12:15, 2:50, 5:15, 8, 10:25, Wed-Fri: 4:40, 9:25

Wreck-It Ralph (PG) WB Cinema Thurs: 3:45

Worcester North Thurs: 1:50, 4:35, 6:55, Fri-Wed: 1:50, 4:10, 6:45, 9:20

Zero Dark Thirty (R) Worcester North Thurs: 1:20, 4:40, 8, Fri-Wed: 1:20, 4:40, 8

WB Cinema Thurs: 3:45

Safe Haven (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 12:45, 3:45, 6:30, 9:20, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 3:45, 6:35, 9:20, 12 a.m. Cinemagic Thurs: 12:15, 2:45, 7:10, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 4:20, 9:20


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2ovens FOOD ★★★★ AMBIENCE ★★★★

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84 Boston Turnpike Rd, Shrewsbury • 774-670-5785 •

Pizza joint does it best with two ovens

of the food. The restaurant is far from another boring chain, as everything on the menu is made using only their eponymous two ovens, this means no microwaves, grills, or food warmers. While this makes for a limited — though clearly directed — menu, it allows the restaurant to focus on making great pizza and serious toasted sandwiches with only fresh ingredients. When first entering the restaurant, diners are greeted by a modern, industrialstyled interior, with faux-brick walls decorating the east wall, and dozens of counters and tables to sit at. The bar area is surrounded by big-screen TVs on every side, usually tuned into a sports game, and about a dozen stools encapsulate a semicircular bar. The sparse, industrial motif complete with brushed-aluminum tables is a welcome change from the typical mediterranean-themes that dominate most pizza joints. Dining at 2ovens several times over the last month, there have been minimal wait times on week nights, though the restaurant has certainly become the place to be in Shrewsbury on Friday and Saturday nights, so expect long waits on weekends. The sparse menu, presented on nifty

Michael Brazell

I was shocked and saddened to drive by White City East on Route 9 in Shrewsbury and notice that India Cafe was moving from its familiar location and being replaced by yet another pizza place. Thankfully my dismay was misplaced, as the restaurant that took over the storefront, 2ovens, has become one of Worcester County’s best new places to grab a cold beer and a delicious thin crust pie.

2ovens is an offshoot of the Italian chain Bertucci’s, though you wouldn’t know it by the decor, service, and quality

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wooden tablets, is all focused around pizza and sandwiches made in the two enormous ovens. Favorites include the BBQ pork and caramelized butternut pizzas. The BBQ pork pizza features a tangy tomato sauce with shredded pulled pork spread copiously atop their signature flat crust, while the caramelized butternut pie was packed with squash, caramelized onions, and delightfully mushy roasted fennel bulbs. Both pizzas go for $16 for a large ($10 for small) and are more than enough to feed two people. The crusts at 2ovens are show-stoppers, crispy and crunchy on the outside, doughy and warm on the inside, with plenty of heat-trapped bubbles making every slice a little different. Beyond pizzas, 2ovens serves a surprisingly good brick oven burger ($9) served with a paprika aioli and completed by thick cuts of their sweet potato wedges. The consistently upsold whipped feta dip (at every one of my visits, our server strongly encouraged this on us) was a bit of a disappointment, although for $4

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with unlimited crispy flat bread, it’s a good bargain starter while your pizzas cook. Service at 2ovens has been good, although diners should not be surprised when food comes out at different times. While most pizzas tend to arrive together, the lack of heating lamps means that your burgers might come out a few minutes before your pizzas, which is exactly what happened when Nikolai and I visited. The restaurant also features signature cocktails that tend to be more sweet than boozy, but the Ruby Bourbon Smash ($7) was a hit with Vivian and Angela. For a restaurant run by Bertucci’s, the beer list is solid, with rotating selections from Berkshire Brewing Company, Smuttynose, and Pretty Things, poured in servings of 12 ounces, 20 ounces, and an awesome 32-ounce glass milk jug, perfect for a group. 2ovens in Shrewsbury is one of the best new restaurants in the Worcester area, and with good service and fair prices, it deserves a space at the top of any diner’s list.


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Narragansett Beer has just released its brand new Imperial Bohemian Pilsner, the second in the brewer’s private stock of limited-edition craft offerings. The Imperial Bohemian Pilsner is the first unfiltered offering from Narragansett. It’s said to be slightly bitter followed by a full-bodied malt flavor with spicy and fruity earth-toned noble hops. The beer is priced between $5.99$6.99 in 22-ounce bomber bottles and is 8.6 percent Alcohol By Volume. Find a local retailer at

class on how to make edible bread bowls on Sunday, March 24 from 12:30-3 p.m. The class will teach participants how to make the bread bowl as well as how to fill them with homemade chocolate cherry scones. Fee is $45 for nonmembers or $40 for members. To register email registrar@ Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston.


FARM TO PET DISH Stella & Chewy’s Pet Food will be in the Pet Department at Klem’s in Spencer providing information on their pet food products and handing out free samples on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Stella & Chewy’s Pet Food is unique in that it is fresh from a farm, all-


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More than 40 restaurants participate in the fifth annual Worcester Restaurant Week that runs now-March 8. Participating restaurants will be offering three-course meals prepared by local chefs for $23.13. Confirmed restaurants for the event include: 111 Chophouse, AJ Tomaiolo’s, Amici Trattoria, Bistro Limoncello, Bocado, Brew City, Canal Bar & Grill, The Castle, Ceres Bistro, Coral Seafood, El Basha, EVO Dining, Flying Rhino, Guiseppe’s Grille, Haiku, Il Forno, Joey’s Bar & Grill, Kai, La Scala, Le Mirage, Leo’s Ristorante, Loft 266, The Manor, Mezcal Cantina, The Mill, Nuovo, O’Connors, Park Grill, People’s Kitchen, Peppercorn’s, Picadilly Bar & Grill, Piccolo’s, Playa Del Carmen, Pomir Grill, Ritual, Rosalina’s Kitchen, The Sole Proprietor, Tatnuck Grille, Thai Island, Tweed’s Pub, VIA Italian Table, Via Alto 27, and Willy’s Steakhouse. For more information and a chance to win free gift certificates visit


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Gina Gallo recently had a very enjoyable conversation with winemaker Gina Gallo of Gallo Winery in Modesto, California. This is a woman who drinks, sleeps and breathes wine. But what has always impressed me about Gina, in spite of all her success, is how she continues to bestow credit upon her grandfather and uncle Ernest and Guilio Gallo. After all, it was Ernest and Guilio who in 1933 started what is today considered the largest wine company in the world. During the discussion Gina spoke about a line of wines that she has spent a lot of time and energy cultivating, her Signature Series Cabernet, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As she says, “These wines are symbolic of the Gallo family and our commitment to fine winemaking.” Gina’s hands-on approach have resulted in wines that are reminiscent of the soil — or in wine lingo the “terroir” — in which the grapes were grown. The Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in both Napa and Sonoma is a full-bodied wine with rich blackberry, currant and chocolate flavors and a long, smooth finish. The Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley is clean and crisp with hints of apple, vanilla and nut. Rounding out the trio is the Monterey County, Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir with tart berry, cherry and spice. These wines retail from $30 to $45 and deliver quite a bang for the buck. I asked Gina if European influences have played a role in her winemaking technique, she replied “most definitely.” “As a thirdgeneration wine maker who often travels to Europe, I always learn something new and hopefully that shows through in my wines.” That philosophy must be paying off. The signature series has earned acclaim from critics around the world. OF THE WEEK The Signature Series wines are high quality, readily available and reasonably priced. After all William Hill they had Gallo’s guiding light every step of the way. Chardonnay 2011,


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Reality. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or Boys of the Town - Traditional Irish Music. Alongside the reception, local Traditional Irish musicians, The Boys of the Town will get us in the mood for St. Patrick’s Day! “After many years of individually exploring various musical genres, these three friends teamed up to share a common love: Celtic-based music. With young Hunter Foote on fiddle, John Ebersold on guitar and vocals, and Tim Loftus on flute, whistle and bodhran, Boys of the Town delivers top-shelf entertainment - from high energy, toe-tapping jigs and reels to heartfelt ballads. Their unique blend of traditional Irish tunes, original songs, and favorite covers is guaranteed to leave audiences of all ages with a skip in their steps and a song in their hearts.” Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jacob Edwards Library, Reading Room, 236 Main St., Southbridge. 508-764-5426 or events/114794325370548. Blues Jam. Blues Jam at Rivarly’s Pub, 274 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA. Host by “BlueSwitch” Come sing/play and have fun! Free. 7-11 p.m. Rivarly’s Pub, 274 Shrewsbury St. Night Train (Roots/Blues, LIVE MUSIC). No Cover. 7:15-9:45 p.m. The Mill at 185 West Boylston Street, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Havana Night Live Latin Jazz. Live band playing/ singing classic latin rhythms/ jazz/ samba and bossa nova. No cover. Guest collaborations may be arranged. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Cantina Bar & Grill, United States, 385 Main St. 508-579-8949 or Havana Night Salsa Thursday with Joselito y su Combo. 7:309:30 p.m. Cantina Bar & Grill, 385 Main St. 508-459-5325. Open Mic Thursdays @ Park Grill with Bill Mccarthy. Visit for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@verizon. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Park Grill and Spirits, 257 Park Ave. Acoustic Thursdays. 8-11 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Andy Cummings. No cover. 8-10 p.m. Coppertop Lounge/ Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-2300 or Audio Wasabi with host Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Ken Macy. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. The Rusty Mics! No Cover. 8-2 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Thursday Blues Jam. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Thursday Open Mic W/ Ed Sheridan. The Blue Plate proudly reinstates Open Mic for our 6th year; An unassuming and supportive environment to share your music and build great new relationships to further your playing and singing. Free. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508829-4566. Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Greatest Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s. “The soundtrack of your youth” Free! 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Karaoke Thursdays! Every Thursday Night! Hosted by DJ Fast Track! 18+ NO COVER! Come Rock the Mic Every Thursday Night at Karaoke! 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. The 80’s tribute band The Flock Of A-Holes with Ghost Of Vigoda and Polluted Remains. On first, from Framingham is Polluted Remains, blending punk, rock, metal, traditional Hawaiian love songs & polka beats. pollutedremains Then, 5 piece indie-rock jam band The Ghost Of Vigoda. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or

Cara Brindisi and the Feather Merchants. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Cigar Masters, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Metal Thursday CXCVI: Behold...The Arctopus, Boarcorpse, Replacire, Xenosis. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543.

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St. 508-752-0888 or Brian & Captain. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Dezi Garcia. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. How Bizarre. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. McAlister Drive. No cover. 8-10 p.m. Coppertop Lounge/ Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-2300 or Sean Ryan. 8-11 p.m. Barbers Crossing (North), 175 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8438. The Invaders. Great Band! $5. 8 p.m.-noon Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. The Skatalites. Jamaica in the 1960’s was teeming with raw energy and music that ran down the hot streets by day and filled the smoky, tin-shack bars at night. When Jamaica’s premier Ska band, The Skatalites, began performing in 1964 they were so hot that their first rehearsal became a show. So many people had lined up outside the venue, they decided to just charge admission and let everybody in! They were the top musicians on the island at the time, having come together playing in different bands and on various recording sessions with all the developing artists of the day; Toots and The Maytals, Prince Buster and “The Wailing Wailers” featuring Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. Plenty of Free parking and tons of old world charm. Pre-show Dinner available in the concert room. See menus at: $20 advance; $25 day of show.. 8-11 p.m. Bull Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978-425-4311 or Trippin Through The 60’s w/Tom Yates & the Workingman’s Band. Tom Yates - guitar & vocals, Rick Maida - bass, Mike Avery - drums. Trippin’ Through the 60’S with classic songs of the Woodstock Generation - surf-rock, folk-rock, psych-rock, country-rock, blues-rock. Free. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978-369-2373. BARGASM!, Paryah and Blackwell. Young

Never in Vegas. $5. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 Grove St. 508-793-0900. Usog, The Rival, Emcee Mack, Cooler Than Smack, Acoustic Set By Jessica Hall, Social Deviance, Leon Legacy, Stryke 1. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508304-8133 or Dana Lewis LIVE! Classic Radio Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s “The Soundtrack of your Youth.” Free. 5-8 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday it’s Nat; then Lisa Hall and Friends “March Mayhem!” with Bill Duffy on piano, guests include Cara Brindisi, Michael Gondek, Robin Burrage at 9pm! $3 Cover. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. 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 Open Mic Night! Every Friday night we have an open mic hosted by Patrick McCarthy. Come in and show us your talents or enjoy great performances by local artists! Our menu features craft beer and wine as well as great food options sure to please. No Cost. 6:30-9:30 p.m. NU Cafe, 335 Chandler St. Worcester, MA. 508-926-8800 or Dave Pettigrew. Call him “the poet for the common man’s search for Christianity.” Dave Pettigrew proves worthy of the title through his collection of thought-provoking music for life. The Rhode Island born singer/songwriter was selected among the Top 20 new emerging artists in contemporary Christian music, has opened for Lincoln Brewster and Mark Schultz, is also a World Vision Artist Associate & a worship leader at his home church in New Jersey. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St Millbury MA, Millbury. 508-865-1517 or Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra, with Alisa Weilerstein, Cello, and Inon Barnatan, Piano. Music Worcester presents one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world - performing with an enthusiasm for fresh, brilliant interpretation of the world’s most loved classical music, and is renowned for its polished and refined sound. Formed in 1958 We can already taste the Guinness. St. Patrick’s Day is not for another week or so, from a group of leading London but Worcester celebrates the holiday this Sunday, March 10 with its annual parade on musicians, it performs without a conductor. The Academy gave its first Park Ave. The parade will begin at noon at the intersection of Park Ave. and Mill Street and performance in 1959 in its namesake will end where Park Ave. meets Highland Street. church Pianist Inon Barnatan has rapidly gained international recognition for engaging and superstars Blackwell are hitting the stage first. facebook. communicative performances that pair insightful interpretation com/Blackwellrock. Ex JADED vocalist’s new band PARYAH with impeccable technique. Described by London’s Evening is next, Massachusetts. Cover Standard as “a true poet of the keyboard”, Mr. Barnatan Band BARGASM handling the harder and deeper classic rock performs a diverse range of repertoire, encompassing both favorites! $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. classical and contemporary composers, with the variety of Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook. the pieces he performs reflected in his being equally valued com/ParyahBand. as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. American cellist NEW! “High Voltage Friday’s” High Energy Alisa Weilerstein has attracted widespread attention worldwide Hardcore with DJ Chananagains! Every Friday for playing that combines a natural virtuosic command and Night! 18+ $10, 21+ $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Remix, 105 technical precision with impassioned musicianship. The Water St. 508-756-2227. intensity of her playing has regularly been lauded, as has the Nibot. Great funk, rock, soul and more all night! No cover! spontaneity and sensitivity of her interpretations. $49 individual, 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest $15 student, $5 youth. 8-10:30 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420.

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Syndicate. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. The Evil Streaks, The Skintights, Thick Shakes, The Jitters - Garage Rock night at Ralph’s. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-7539543. The Hornitz, The Van Burens. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877. Tony Soul. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Iron Horse Lounge, 19 Airport Road, Fitchburg. 978-400-5618. Top 40 Dance Party. Our Top 40 Dance Party returns to Speakers! Come in and dance the night away with the hottest DJ in the MetroWest Area DJ Norm! Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Speakers Night Club, 19 Weed St., Marlborough. 508-4808222 or Bass Kebab, Free EDM. New Englands Hottest EDM DJ’s This week. We’ve got DJ Wubson, the b man and krazen. Free. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or ?ref=ts&fref=ts. DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Supernova Friday. The Supernova has arrived Worcester! Come out every Friday to Worcester’s hottest new nightclub, Bar FX, and be a part of Worcester’s growing EDM scene. Resident DJ’s Frankie Feingold & Goofy Bootz hit you with the hardest house in the city every Friday night. $10 (18+). 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Bar FX, 90 Commercial St. 774-823-3555 or barfx.worcester.3.

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Shaky Steve. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774243-1100. International Piano Competition Winning Student Concert - Piano Recital. Pakachoag Music School hosts a special guest student recital with Myles Walter, age 17, of Keene, NH, winner of 3 international piano competitions. A Student of Pakachoag faculty member Vladimir Odinokikh, Myles will play a varied program including works by Mozart, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rorem. This concert will be sure to inspire old and young, novices and hope-to-be-professionals alike. Please join us as we celebrate Myles’ and Valdimir’s accomplishments as student and teacher. Free. 2-3 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Classic Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth”. Great Dinners, Home made desserts, Full Bar, Lottery & Me. No Cover. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Rock Your Irish. This fundraising event brings together Irish musicians & dancers for a great night of Irish fun, while raising money to support people with developmental and physical disabilities. All proceeds support the Polus Center’s Shared Living and Employment programs in Massachusetts. Entertainment includes: The Brennan Brothers (a Worcester based Irish band), Joey Abarta (Bagpiper) and his trio “The Bucks of Oranmore”. Oran Mor (acoustic Irish musicians). Seamus Pender (Irish tunes & ballards). Young Fiddle students from the Bolton Community Music School. The Claddagh Kids, an Irish Step dancing group from the Irish Rhythm School. $15 (balcony) $20 (floor) $75 (table of 4) $100 (table of 6). 6-11:59 p.m. Clinton Town Hall, 242 Church St., Clinton. 978368-1550 or Bobby Brazzo. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Sean Fullerton with Tom Gilmartin: Acoustic Blues & Rock. Sean Fullerton has been a successful professional musician, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and MARCH 7, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM


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Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 & 12 String guitars, a Dobro for slide guitar, various Harmonicas, stomp box guitar effects, live guitar looping and a vocal harmonizer, Sean performs in a wide variety of venues and for many weddings, parties, charitable and corporate events throughout New England. Fullerton was voted by musical peers and friends as the 2010 WMA “Best Solo Act”, and nominated “Best Blues/R&B Act” in 2010 and 2011. What can one expect when hiring Sean Fullerton? A competent and professional musician/singer, professional grade equipment, punctuality, and flexibility. Sean’s live shows are fun, exciting, and audience participation is always encouraged! SEE YA ‘ROUND THE CLUBS! Thank You for your support! Dinner, Drinks, Music & Fun. 7-11 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405 or Bret Talbert: Live & Acoustified! Lead singer / guitarist from local bands past - such as Now & Then, Public Works, Runaway Brain, and HotHead (to name them all) - rocks lots of great songs in an acoustic guitar way. Enjoy! Clapping! 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tavern on the Common, 249 Main St., Rutland. 508-886-4600. Cafe’ con Dios. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Main Auditorium, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-579-6722. The British Are Coming. This exciting concert will highlight Great Britain’s distinctive ringing sounds, pure harmonies and majestic organ accompaniments. Salisbury Singers hope to thrill the audience with this all-British program that brings to life the music of William Walton and Benjamin Britten. The Singers will also be joined by the Worcester Children’s Chorus, conducted by Jennifer Kane and guest organist William Ness. $22 adult tickets, $18 senior tickets, as well as $10 student tickets will be available at the door with a valid college ID. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Assumption College: Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St. 508-799-3848 or The British are Coming! Who hasn’t been captivated by the recent broadcast of royal weddings, funerals, and jubilees? Want to see more? Join Salisbury Singers for their exciting performance highlighting Great Britain’s richer choral heritage, distinctive ringing sounds, pure harmonies and majestic organ accompaniments. What could be more thrilling than an allBritish concert embodying the now familiar music of England’s centuries-old, grand choral traditions. Salisbury Singers will excite its audience with this all-British program that will spotlight the music of William Walton and Benjamin Britten. The Singers will be joined by the Worcester Children’s Chorus, conducted by Jennifer Kane, and guest organist William Ness. $22 adults, $18 seniors, $10 tickets available at the door for students with college ID. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Assumption College: Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 500 Salisbury St. 508-799-3848 or Tifton Carver Band. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-832-5044. Jay Graham. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Karaoke Dance Party With CJ/DJ @ Eller’s Restaurant. Hey Everyone Come Down and Join CJ/DJ at Eller’s Restaurant Lounge for a Karaoke Dance Party. We will have a blast singing songs from yesterday and today and maybe some dancing too. No Cover. 8-11 p.m. Eller’s Restaurant, Lounge, 190 Main St., Cherry Valley. 508-868-7382 or Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Music of the Night. The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. A concert to benefit All Saints Choirs concert tour to Ireland 2013. $10. 8-10 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766, ext. 16 or Seamus Kennedy. Irish Entertainer - and so much more! Seamus Kennedy, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has



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been entertaining audiences all over the United States for the past 32 years. His ready wit and vast store of songs will make you forget your cares for a while as he encourages the crowd to sing along to silly lyrics and daft ditties. The endless supply of rib-tickling jokes, the stories and one liners will leave you delighted. And when he plays a lively Irish jig, you might even jump up and dance. He travels from Alaska to Florida, Maryland to California, performing for audiences which range from Popes and presidents to bartenders and bricklayers, from college students to kindergartners. But the Irish have their serious side too, and when Seamus performs one of the more somber

Farias! No Cover. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Time Machine. Great Band $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. “Tantrum Saturdays” Dance Party Every Saturday Night with DJ Tony T. Get ready Worcester for some great dancing to the beats of Tony T. He has been known to get the dance floor bouncing... As always if you are 21+ and get here before 10pm you won’t have to pay the cover charge. If you have been here recently you know we have been known to have a surprise “contest” with cash prizes awarded. Some of the recent contests, Sexy bodies (both guys an girls) hot underwear ???? Watch for the A reception is held for the new exhibit “Various Artists, Various Mediums” at surprise contest each week. the Sprinkler Factory on Friday, March 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. Artwork on display includes 18+ only $10 21+ only $5. watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculpture, painted chairs, computer art, calligraphy and 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, photography. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of March and will be 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or open to visitors Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-8 p.m. Sprinkler Factory, second floor, 38 Harlow St. DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792ballads such as Tommy Sands’ There Were Roses or Pete St. 4263. John’s Dublin In The Rare Old Times you can hear a pin drop as Doctor Robert. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Jillian’s - Worcester, 315 the words sink in. That moment of silence before the applause Grove St. 508-793-0900. can raise goosebumps. Washington Area Music Awards >Sunday 10 (WAMA): Best Irish/Celtic Male Vocalist, Ten Years Running Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza -1993-2002. $16 advance; $20 day of show.. 8-11 p.m. Bull Hosted by Lady Sabrina and Bootz! Featuring The Run Restaurant, Sawtelle Room, 215 Great Road, Shirley. 978Remix Girls, Special Guests, and DJ Whiteboi 425-4311 or Spinning Beats! 18+ $8, 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club Three Day Threshold. No cover. 8-10 p.m. Coppertop Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Lounge/Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road, Jazz Brunch with Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Princeton. 978-464-2300 or Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Tim Gartland with the Workingman’s Band. Tim “Official” St. Patrick’s Parade “After” Party. A Gartland - harmonica & vocals, Tom Yates - guitar, Rick Maida day-long music celebration serving Irish food and Live Music.- bass, Dave Hurst - drums. Performing spirit raising roots rock Fiddler’s Green, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Tom Lanigan Band, 6 p.m.-9 rhythm & blues. no cover. 8-11 p.m. Concord’s Colonial Inn, p.m. Blackstone Cuil 9 p.m. Arnie Hamm, DJ. $5 pp Worcester Village Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. 978college students earn WOO points. noon-11 p.m. Fiddlers’ 369-2373. Tom Revane. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Music Worcester presents the chamber orchestra Academy of St. Martin in Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. the Fields, including orchestra member Alisa Weilerstein, who in 2010 become the Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., first cellist to be signed as an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics in more than Gardner. 978-669-0122. 30 years. The concert is held Friday, March 8 at Mechanics Hall at 8 p.m. Tickets TBA w/ Jimmy D’Angelo’s $49 for adults, $15 for students and $5 for those younger than 18 years age. Mechanics Deep Six with very special Hall, 321 Main St. SURPRISE guests! and 2nd anniversary of NEMO party. Green Pub & Restaurant, 19 Temple St. 508-792-3700 or dangelo.94. $7. 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Worcester County St. Patrick’s Parade featuring: Bruce Mandaro Band. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park The Great Whiskey Rebellion AND The Wolf Ave. 508-926-8877. Hongos. Noon-6 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926byoBlues. 5. 9 p.m.-midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main 8877. St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Bah Jam Open Mic with A Ton of Blues. 2-7 p.m. Fuel of War! Drew’s Birthday Bash! with River Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422Neva, Death Rattle, Give Zombies the Vote, and 8484. The Black Heart Epidemic! 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Ralph’s Meat Raffle. That’s right come on down and win some Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. MEAT! Steak, Chicken, Ham, etc. Fun on a Sunday afternoon Gale County. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Iron Horse Lounge, 19 Airport then stay for the Blues Jam with Jim Perry and guests Road, Fitchburg. 978-400-5618. afterward! Free, except for raffles you want to buy. 2-5 p.m. Heavy Horses. Great musicians playing the hits that made Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. FM radio great! This show is one not to be missed! No cover! Post Parade Bash w/Chris Reddy. 3-7 p.m. The Nines 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Neighborhood Bar, 136 Millbury St. 508-340-0318. Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. USAF Band of Liberty Farewell Alumni Concert. Hypercane. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Don’t miss your very last opportunity to hear the USAF Band Northborough. 508-366-6277. of Liberty! Featuring former members of the 554th Air Force Second Saturday Spectacular (or Meatballs and Band, the Band of New England, and the Band of Liberty! Mayhem). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508This is the last performance of an amazing and talented 752-9439. concert band, set for de-activation in June. Tickets are The Greg Dudzienski Quartet 9pm featuring required for the Free concert. Contact the Mechanics Hall Pamela Hines, Brooke Sofferman, and Sean

Box Office today! or 508-752-0888. Free Admission; Tickets Required. 3-5 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508-752-0888 or USBandofLiberty031013Poster.pdf. Bruce Marshall. No cover. 4-6 p.m. Coppertop Lounge/ Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, 499 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-2300 or Faculty Recital: New England Piano Trio. Dr. Ning Tien, cello; Aaron Packard, violin and Kristjon Imperio, piano will perform the Dvorak “Dumky” Trio and Trio No. 1 in c minor by Villa-Lobos. $10; $7 students & seniors suggested donation. 4-5:30 p.m. Joy of Music Program, Recital Hall, 1 Gorham St. 508-856-9541. ROCKHOUSE Power Trio. ROCKHOUSE is a classic rock power trio playing songs from artists such as Hendrix, SRV, Doors, etc. Come on down and party with us! Free. 4-8 p.m. Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Open Mic Night with Dani Red and Friends. Sign up for the open mic is 4:30 p.m. There is a different feature every week! Come on down to enjoy good food, good music, and talented musicians! Free. 4:30-9 p.m. cafe neo bar and grille, 97 millbury St. 508-615-7311. Big Jon Short - solo acoustic country blues. Free. 5-8 p.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. The St. Cecilia Choir. Celebrating their 135th year, the St. Cecilia Choir, All Saints’ choir of girls, presents an evening of soaring sacred and secular music for treble voices, with works by Bennett, Britten, Chilcott, and McCullough. Free. 5-6 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766. Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Classic Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth”. Great Dinners, Home made desserts, Full Bar, Lottery & Me. No Cover. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Weekly Blues jam with special guests Donations. 6-10 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Open Mic Sundays at Perfect Game With Bill McCarthy. Book your half-hour set in advance at myspace. com/openmicworld. Email Bill McCarthy to a spot at Free. 6-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 or MySpace. com/OpenMicWorld. Blues Jam W/Jim Perry. Jam every sunday with Jim Perry and a Featured performer every week. Donations. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Music of the Night. The music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. A concert to benefit All Saints Choirs concert tour to Ireland 2013. 10. 8-10 p.m. All Saints Church, 10 Irving St. 508-752-3766, ext. 16 or The NEW 90’s PARTY BAND “How Bizarre” featuring members of The Flock, Squeezer, The Vig and Neon Alley. You LOVE the 90’s? It’s the latest decade-driven band to hit the Lucky Dog. Members of The Flock, Squeezer, Neon Alley and more bands all combine to bring songs by EMF, Dee-Lite, Chumbawumba, STP, Alannis Morissette, C+C Music Factory, Right Said Fred, The Cardigans, OMC, Nirvana, Len, The B-52’s and even Billy Ray Cyrus to LIFE! They’re doing a ton of tunes. All in costumes, VERY fun and silly! $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or

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Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Classic Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth”. Great Dinners, Home made desserts, Full Bar, Lottery & Me. No Cover. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Driftin’ Sam Politz 7-9pm, then Big Game Karaoke at 9 till Close! No Cover. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and

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Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. London Billiards / Club Oasis, 70 James St. 508-7997655. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Tony Gahan. 8-11 p.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Dive Bar, 34 Green St. BopNPopJazzOrganization.

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Ari Charbonneau. 8-11 p.m. Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Terry Brennan. 8-11 p.m. Banner Pub, The, 112 Green St. 508-755-0879. Denise Cascione and Joe D’Angelo “Dam Chick Singer”. No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Jon Bonner. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

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Learn to make your own beer mug at a glassblowing class at Worcester Center for Crafts on Friday, March 8 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The class, part of the Friday Night Fun with Glassblowing series, will begin with a history lesson of the process behind creating blown glass, followed by a brief demonstration of the art and finally concluding with each student making their own beer glass. No experience necessary and all materials are included. Fee is $80. The Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Rd.

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Open Mic With Bill McCarthy. Open mic with Bill newcomers welcome Free. 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Classic Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth”. Great Dinners, Home made desserts, Full Bar, Lottery & Me. No Cover. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. The Martin Experience with Craig Thatcher. Find out why Martin Guitars are acknowledged to be the finest acoustic guitars in the world. Meet artist Craig Thatcher and Randy Singleton, your Martin representative, for a showcase of music, information, and fine Martin instruments. Giveaways also! Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Craig Thatcher has been entertaining audiences with his exciting brand of blues/ rock music for over 35 years. He’s been a featured performer at Bethlehem’s Musikfest for many years and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and most recently in the Far East, performing mainly in theatres and outdoor festivals. Craig has led his own band since 1993 and is also the guitarist for Simone, daughter of jazz legend Nina Simone. Free with reservations appreciated. 7-9 p.m. Union Music, Union Music Performance Space, 142 Southbridge St. 508-753-3702 or Tuesday Open Mic Night @ Greendale’s Pub With Bill Mccarthy Local Musicians Showcase! Open Mic Thursdays @ Park Grill with Bill Mccarthy. Visit for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@verizon. Free. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350.

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Open Mic hosted by Gabriel Navarre. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133. 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. Brown Bag Concert: Daniel Rotem Quartet. The Spring Series starts with a Jazz Quartet from Berklee College of Music led by Daniel Rotem on tenor sax. He’ll be joined by Grant Richards on piano, Jared Henderson on acoustic bass and Roberto Giaquinto on drums. A native of Tel Aviv, Rotem is a composer and performer who began performing internationally in high school. He has been awarded several distinguished scholarships, including Berklee College of Music. Cabaret seating. Bring your Brown Bag lunch or buy one at the Hall while they last! Concerts are broadcast live on WICN 90.5 fm and stream live at Free Admission. Noon-1 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 508752-5608 or Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Classic Hits of the 50’s to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth”. Great Dinners, Home made desserts, Full Bar, Lottery & Me. No Cover. Free. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. 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. The Worcester-based guitarist plays a blend of rootsy originals and interpretations of ancient folk, blues, and jazz, as well as current roots and rock tunes. Incorporating a wide range of guitar styles, including open tunings and slide, as well as mandolin and harmonica, Matt ties a thread between all types

Corned Beef & Cabbage $5.99 other great Irish fare also! Bailey’s Irish Cream Pie $3.17 All Irish Beers $3.17/pint Guiness Pints $3.17 Green Beer $2 Bud Light 16oz Alum. Bottles $3.17 Jello Shots 2/$5 Irish Car Bombs $3.17 Other Assorted Irish Shots $3.17

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of seemingly disparate musical genres all with a sound of his own. All donations to the Worcester County Food Bank. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or Doneglen. 7-10 p.m. Beatnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 433 Park Ave. 508-9268877. Devil Music Ensemble Concert & Film. The Devil Music Ensemble is three multi-instrumental musicians from

Wednesday Night Open Mic/local Musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Showcase w/ Bill Mccarthy @ Guiseppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Visit 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. Guiseppeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Krazy Wednesday Jam Sessionâ&#x20AC;?with The â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get On Up Bandâ&#x20AC;?. 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153; get on upâ&#x20AC;? Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester.

Queens, NY by a bar tender and one of his regulars, The Gantry is a 4-piece Indie-Rock band with 3-part harmonies and crowd-rallying anthems. Inspired by the classics, our songs are written and arranged to tell stories. Our shows are high energy, infectious, and have been known to cause joyous dancing. The Blue Veins: ( Formed in Palmer, Mass. in 2009, The Blue Veins quickly gained a following in the local rock nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll/indie scene with their blend of vintage and modern rock sounds, and their ability to appeal to a wide palate of musical tastes. Free. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Big Game KARAOKE! Every Wednesday The Skatalites released Downstairs! and Big their new CD â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk With Game Trivia Every Meâ&#x20AC;? earlier this week on Other Wednesday March 5 and will perform before Karaoke! Music, live as part of their tour, Singing, Games, reaching as far as Mexico, Contests, Prizes, and at The Bull Run More! Free! 9:30 p.m.-2 Restaurant on Friday, a.m. Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chadwick Square March 8 from 8-11 p.m. Diner, 148 Grove St. 508Tickets $20 in advance 753-9543. or $25 on the day of the show. Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd., Shirley. tickets.bullrunrestaurant. ADC Performance com. Center (@ The Artist Development Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508764-6900 or Index.htm. ARTSWorcester, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free. 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or Asa Waters Mansion, Admission: $3 for guided tour, $710 for tea. 123 Elm St., Millbury. 508-865-0855 or asawaters. org. Bookloversâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Gourmet, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or Clark University: University Gallery, Hours: Noon5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-8 p.m. Wednesday, Noon-5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 950 Main St. 508-793-7349 or 508-793-7113 or Clarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cafe and Art On Rotation Gallery, Hours: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Admission: Free for gallery. 310 High St., Clinton. 978-549-5822 or 978-365-7772 or College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Transnational Ikat: An Asian Textile on the Move, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through March 1. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. 508793-3356 or Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or Dark World Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. DZian Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 65 Water St. 508-831-1106 or EcoTarium, Playing Together: Games, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through March 31. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $14 adults; $8 for children ages 2-18, $10 college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members Free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express


Boston that have been making their name with live original score performances to classic silent ďŹ lm. Over 7 U.S. and 3 European tours, the DME have established themselves as one of the most exciting American groups in this ďŹ eld, delivering tightly synced genre-bending hypnotic musical performances. This event will feature a live performance of their original music with an amazing and virtually unknown silent Chinese Kung Fu ďŹ lm called Red Heroine (directed by Wen Yimin, 1929). This is the only feature length Chinese martial arts ďŹ lm from the silent era that still exists in its entirety. This score, created and performed by the DME, is the only modern music to be written speciďŹ cally for this ďŹ lm! Free and open to the public. 7:30-9 p.m. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St. Open Mic w/ Feature Act. This Open Mic has been running for a year now. A great sounding room for acoustic performance. SongWriterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night the ďŹ rst Wednesday of every month. Great food and friendly staff. Hosted by Brett Brumby, all mics and cables supplied, just bring your instrument and love of music! Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669 or

1-774-823-3131. Karaoke. 8-11 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Open Jam with Sean Ryan. Welcome to newcomers. Free. 8:30 p.m.-noon Greendaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Wacky Wednesday Night Jam @ JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sport Bar. Open mic jam session, all are welcome. We offer a drum kit, bass rig and a full PA system for all to use. Guitar players please bring your own amp. Great club, great food, great drinks and great music. Free. 8:30-12:30 p.m. JJâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Clayton Willoughbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Travelling Vaudeville (Birthday) Show! No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Terry Brennan. 9 p.m.-noon Celtic Tavern, 45 Belmont St., Northborough. 508-366-6277. Woo Town Wednesdays. Free show with The Gantry (NY) and The Blue Veins. Started at a bar in

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Train, planetarium programs & other special programs. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham. 978-724-3302 or museum.html. Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or ďŹ Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-Midnight Wednesday, closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-3451157 or ďŹ Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924 or Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (age 60+), $8 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Exhibit, Through Feb. 28. Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087 or Museum of Russian Icons. Imaging the Invisible: Angels, Demons, Prayer and Wisdom, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Oct. 23 - April 27; Series of â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Iconâ&#x20AC;? exhibitions, Through Aug. 20; Take it To the Curator, Friday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 Free, Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or Old Sturbridge Village, Maple Days, Sundays, Saturdays, March 2 - March 31. Admission: $7 - $20 charged by age. Children under 3 fre. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-733-1830 or 508-347-3362 or Park Hill Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 387 Park Ave. 774-6960909. Post Road Art Center. Opening Reception: Open Show 2013, Thursday; Open Show 2013, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, March 8 - March 28. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-485-2580 or Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508754-8760 or Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Mondays through Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10-5:30 a.m. Friday, 10-5 a.m. Saturday. 142 Highland St. 508-752-2170 or printsandpotter. com. Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities, the Arts Center. iScapes by Paul J. Toussaint: A Photographic Journey Through the iPhone, Through April 8. Hours: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 2-4 p.m. Saturday. 111 Main St., Southbridge. 508-346-3341 or Rollstone Studios, Hours: 11-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. Admission: Free. 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or Salisbury Mansion, Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland

Upload your listings at Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. St. 508-753-8278 or SAORI Worcester Freestyle Weaving Studio, 18 Winslow St. 508-757-4646 or 508-757-0116 or Taproot Bookstore, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or TaprootBookstore. com. The Sprinkler Factory, OPENING RECEPTION Various Artists, Various Mediums, Friday; Various Artists, Various Medims, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through March 30. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 21 Prichard St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978297-4337 or Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Guided Garden Tour, Sundays, through Dec. 30. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors & $5 Youth, Free to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508869-6111 or Westboro Gallery, Westboro Gallery Art Opening, Through April 21. Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 8 West Main St., Westborough. 508-870-0110 or Worcester Art Museum, Georges Rouault, Through March 14; Jill Slosburg-Ackerman, Through March 31; Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation, Through Feb. 3; Looking at the Stars: Prints by Imamura Yoshio, Through May 30; Winter/ Spring Adult Open House, Thursday; Zip Tour: Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge”, Saturday; Public Tour, Sundays, through April 28. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission: Free for members, $14 adults, $12 seniors, Free for youth 17 and under. Free for all first Saturdays of each month, 10am-noon. 55 Salisbury St. 508-799-4406 or Worcester Center for Crafts, Honor Thy Teacher: Enameling Exhibition, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, to March 23. Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday. 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or Worcester Historical Museum, 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 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. 508-799-1655 or well as their students to keep the bedside lamp on just a little bit later into the night. Books by Layne will be available for purchase, and checks, credit cards and cash will be accepted. $150 registration fee. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fitchburg State University: Holmes Dining Commons, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg. 978-665-3182 or

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Dick’s Beantown Comedy Escape at Park Grill & Spirits(formerly Biagio’s). Fri & Sat March 8th & 9th Corey Rodrigues Chris Pennie and Friends. Showtimes: Fridays 9 p.m. and Saturdays 8 p.m. Make Reservations Early. $20 per person except special events. 8 p.m.-midnight Park Grill and

Spirits, Comedy Room, 257 Park Ave. Call 800-401-2221 or visit Sunday Night Cinemageddon! Movies every Sunday Night! Facebook: Ralphs Diner Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. Call 508-7539543. Frank’s Comedy SafarI - Saturdays $20 cash at the door. 8-9:45 p.m. Viva Bene Italian Ristorante, 144 Commercial St. Call 800-715-2844 or visit StageTime Comedy Club - Saturdays, featuring Worcester’s premiere comics from New York, Boston and LA! Only $5, because TALK is CHEAP. 18+. $5. 8-10 p.m.

impossible to find-love. Winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show, “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend” was nominated for both the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. The New York Times called the show “ridiculously enjoyable” and it was recognized as a Critic’s Pick by The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. Full price tickets are $28 and $38, depending on seating location. 10% discount availabe for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids and WOO Card holders. $10 discount available for students.. 7:30-9 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit

Catch Lizzie O’Dowd and the Sheep Shaggers on Saturday, March 9 at the Black Sheep Tavern from 8-11 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Rd., Sterling.

Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit The Subject was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy - Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, March 1 - Saturday, March 9. Winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tony Award for Best Play and NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. $15, $12 for groups of 10 or more. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. & Whitin Mill Complex, Singh Performance Center, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. Call 508-296-0797 or visit Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance - Thursday, March 7. Described by the New York Post as “fascinating, rewarding and above all, entertaining,” and by the Los Angeles Times as “a showpiece extravaganza,” LORD OF THE DANCE is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance. The story is based upon mythical Irish folklore as Don Dorcha, Lord of Darkness, challenges the ethereal lord of light, the LORD OF THE DANCE. Battle lines are drawn, passions ignite and a love story fueled by the dramatic leaps and turns of dancers - bodies begins to build against a backdrop of Celtic rhythm. The action is played out over 21 scenes on a grand scale of precision dancing, dramatic music, colorful costumes and state-of-the-art staging and lighting. Full price tickets are $27, $37, $47 and $57, depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO Card holders.. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit thehanovertheatre. org. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - Thursday, March 7 - Saturday, March 9. $18 Regular, $15 Student/Senior. 7:30-10 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. Call 508-869-6887 or visit Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend - In “Mike Birbiglia’s My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend,”Mike shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest journey, Birbiglia struggles to find reason in an area where it may be

Jesus Christ Superstar - Fridays, Saturdays, Friday, March 8 - Sunday, March 24. Rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Based on the last seven days of Jesus’s life in Roman occupied Jerusalem,this mesmerizing musical illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. General$16 seniors $13 students $10 children $7. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Call 978-355-2096 or visit Ron White - A Little Unprofessional - Saturday, March 9. Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White is best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” phenomenon. White has always been a classic storyteller. His routines relay tales from his real life; ranging from growing up in a small town in Texas to joining the ranks of some of the most successful comedians in America. He is a certified platinum-selling artist: having sold over 10 million #1 albums, has been nominated for two Grammys and he continues to be one of the top five grossing comedians on tour. *PLEASE NOTE that this comedian uses adult language. Full price tickets are $39.50, $44.50, and $61.50. Limited VIP seats including a photo opportunity are available for $190.50.. 7-9 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit The Subject was Roses by Frank D. Gilroy - Sunday, March 10. Winner, Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Play, NY Drama Critics Award Circle Award for Best Play. $15, $12 for groups of 10 or more. 2-4:30 p.m. Alternatives Unlimited, Inc. & Whitin Mill Complex, Singh Performance Center, 50 Douglas Road, Whitinsville. Call 508-234-6232 or visit Clifford the Big Red Dog - Sunday, March 10. It only takes a little to BE BIG!™ What better way to celebrate the beloved Big Red Dog’s 50th anniversary in 2013 than seeing the Emmy-nominated show brought to life on stage in this all new musical! Join Clifford and Emily Elizabeth on a journey to Birdwell Island for adventures with their friends Cleo, T-Bone, Charley, Jetta, and Mac. They will share Clifford’s BE BIG!™ Ideas, such as Help Others, Work Together, Believe

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In Yourself, Share and other timeless values with laughter, music and dancing that the whole family will love. Full price tickets are $30, $35 and $40 depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners and WOO Card holders. 11 a.m.-1, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - Sundays, Sunday, March 10 - Sunday, March 17. $18 Regular, $15 Student/Senior. 2-4 p.m. Calliope Productions Inc, 150 Main St., Boylston. Call 508-869-6887 or visit Jesus Christ Superstar - Sundays, Sunday, March 10 - Sunday, March 24. Rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Based on the last seven days of Jesus ‘s life in Roman occupied Jerusalem, this musical illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart. General $16 Seniors $13, Students $19, Children $7. 2-4:30 p.m. Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Call 978-355-2096 or visit Audition Notice: The Sound of Music - Sunday, March 10 - Tuesday, March 12. For young Actors 8-25 years old. Prepare a song, bring photo and sheet music. Suggested audition times: Sunday March 10, 12-3p.m. for 14 yrs plus, Monday, March 11, 6-9 p.m. for 11-13 yrs, Tuesday, March 12, 6-8pm for 8-10 yrs. Unavailable at suggested time? Come at one of the other audition times. Performance dates:June 21-23, 2013 at Davoren Auditorium at Milford High School. None. noon-3 p.m. Milford Performing Arts Center, 150 Main St., Milford. Call 508-478-1684 or visit

dance >Thursday 7

Cat’s Meow Speakeasy gangster, flapper night! Step back in time to the roaring 20’s and enjoy an opportunity to cut the rug and sample delicious dishes and fantastic fare from some of the area’s top food and beverage establishments. Help HealthAlliance Hospital to raise funds for our Cancer Center Campaign. Now you can buy your tickets or make a donation on line. For more information, contact the Health Alliance Hospital Development Office at 978-466-4838. Celebrating our 7th Year of Jumpin’ & Jivin’! Cat’s Meow Speakeasy Tasting Gala helps raise much-needed funds for cancer care. The joint will be hoppin’ Entertainment By The Tom Nutile Big Band & Dance2Swing Studios ( Tickets: $50 per person (sponsorship opportunities available) All gangster, flapper and 1920s speakeasy attire welcome but not required. There will be a special raffle for everyone who comes dressed in costume! Please note that this is a 21+ event. Cut the rug and enjoy an evening of entertainment and delicious fare $50. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Four Points Hotel by Sheraton Leominster, 99 Erdman Way, Leominster. 978-4664838 or RUMBA Dance Class (Beginner). Steamy, slow and romantic, the Rumba is the most sensual of the Latin dances. Couples dance very closely together, using their body language to express emotion between them. The Rumba is sometimes referred to as the “Dance Of Love”. Learn with other Singles & Couples. All welcome, no experience or partner required! $40 per person for 1 month. 7-8 p.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or

>Saturday 9

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lessons at 7:30. Family friendly and alcohol Free. General Admission $8 per person, $6 for students with ID, Family Admission $18, Children 12 & under Free. 8-11 p.m. Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St. 508-799-4191 or MILONGA Argentine Tango Dance Party. Complimentary ARGENTINE TANGO lesson! A Milonga is an Argentine Tango social dance. People come as individuals or with a partner. It gives you a great opportunity not only to practice your new moves, but also to meet some nice people. Open to the public. Learn with other Singles & Couples. All welcome, no experience or partner required! $15 (discounts available). 8 p.m.-1 a.m. American Ballroom & Latin Dance Studio, Maironis Park, 52 South Quinsigamond Ave., Shrewsbury. 508-925-4537 or

class/ workshop >Thursday 7

Hypertufa. Instructor: Debra Pope, Pope’s Pots In this hands-on workshop, students will design and produce their own unique custom Hypertufa planters for their garden. “Hypertufa” is a mixture of cement, peat moss and perlite which resembles tufa, the light-weight porous limestone rock which was often carved into watering troughs, sinks, etc. Please bring a filter mask, heavy rubber or latex gloves, trash bags and a mold. Non-members $65. Members $60. 9-11 a.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Fermentation: Preparation and Health Benefits. Explore the basics of fermentation and its medicinal properties. With demonstration, tasting and recipe sharing, students will learn simple and delicious preparation techniques for a variety of vegetable ferments including sauerkraut, kimchi, lactofermented pickles, and relishes. Nonmember $35, Member $30. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Flowers to Preserve, Enjoy and Use in Any Season.

color. The presentation also includes design tips and how to care for these beautiful gardens. Non-members $22, Members $18. 1-2:30 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Tree Pruning Workshop. Horticulturalist Denis Wagner will teach you how to prune your fruit trees before they bud out for spring. Proper pruning will help keep your trees healthy and beautiful! Bring your pruning tools, loppers or hand saw. Registration required, call 978-456-3924 x239 or email Members $40, Nonmembers $50. 1-3 p.m. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 978-456-3924 or The Perennial Plant Collector’s Corner. This talk is for plantaholics seeking unusual, fun, outrageous, or underused perennials that are sure to have heads turning and onlookers mumbling “What is that?” As an avid collector, I’ve walked many miles in my muck boots to find some unique plants that transform ho-hum gardens into eye-popping, extraordinary ones. Non-members $22, Members $18. 3-4:30 p.m. Tower Hill

Soul Centering ‘Illuminator’ Yoga Workshop. Experience your subtle energy body, your rainbow light body and your chakras. You will move thru yoga postures, chant tones, and be guided in color visualizations to experience how the energy of life flows thru you. Under the full moon, come shine bright! Use your class pass or drop in for $16. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Flowforms Yoga Center, 195 Lake Ave. 508-752-4700 or

>Friday 8

Friday Night Fun with Beadmaking: Saint Paddy Beads. Have you ever wondered how glass beads are made? Spend a fun, festive, interactive evening in the New Street Glass Studio learning the process of glass beadmaking and the art behind the creation of beautiful glass jewelry. Working with an instructor you will make your very own lampwork glass beads behind the flame of a torch. Safety and proper studio use will be covered in depth. No experience necessary. All materials are included. Student Fee: $60. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or Friday Night Fun with Glassblowing: Saint Paddy’s Beer Glass. Get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing in this fun one night course. In one evening you will learn about the history and process behind creating beautiful blown glass creations. After safety and studio etiquette are discussed, students will watch a brief demonstration of this 2,000 year old art before diving in and making their very own beer glass. Students will choose their own colors with a St Patrick’s Day theme if they wish, and then be guided through the process of gathering, blowing the bubble, shaping a cylinder, and applying the handle. No experience necessary, all materials included. Avoid wearing man made fibers and bring a bottle of water with you to class. All glass classes take place at the Worcester Center for Crafts’ New Street Glass Studio, 35B New Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Student Fee: $80. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or

>Saturday 9

A Weekend of Soul Centering - Yoga Workshop. a Weekend of Soul Centering with Jen and Julie Sat March 9 & Sun March 10 Jen and Julie present a full weekend of Soul Centering to the Flowforms community. A sweet, fun, and lively gathering to move and groove your body, enliven your core, and change the way you play this game of life. Please save the date and more details will follow by e-mail, on our website, and Facebook page. Flowforms Yoga Center, 195 Lake Ave. 508-752-4700 or



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>Wednesday 13

Yoga By Nature, Winter Session 2, Class 5. Come experience the practice of Yoga in the gardens at Tower Hill! Yoga By Nature classes place emphasis on the integration of breath and movement in a gentle to moderate flow. Each class will be guided to fit individual student’s needs. Instructor: Lynsey Smith, Fruition, Auburn MA. Non-members, $15., Members, $13.. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Devil Music Ensemble: Afternoon Workshop Creating New Music for Classic Silent Films. Before their evening performance, Devil Music Ensemble will present a multimedia lecture/demonstration on composing music for silent film. They’ll break their creative process into six basic categories illustrated with different silent film scores they’ve composed. It’s about a 1 hour experience. Free and open to the public. 3-4 p.m. Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall, 92 Downing St. Music Together - Singing & Movement - Early Childhood Music Classes. Jump in to Pakachoag’s popular Music Together program. The spring season offers over 15 classes for which to choose, Monday through Saturday mornings; Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoons in five locations: Auburn, Shrewsbury, Sterling, Sturbridge, and W. Boylston. Classes begin week of March 25th. For children aged birth through 5; Big Kids MT ages 5, 6 and 7; once a week with parent/grand parent or caregiver. Financial aid information available upon request. $185/$125 sibling. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, Education Wing, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159 or current_site/musictogether.php.

fairs/ festivals >Saturday 9 The Barre Players perform “Jesus Christ Superstar” on March 8-10, March 15-17 and March 22-24. Tickets are $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $10 for students and $7 for those 12 years of age and younger. Purchase tickets at or by calling 978-355-2096. Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Presenter: Pauline Bergassi. Become acquainted with the art of floral preservation in this informative lecture and slideshow. Learn the different methods that work best for various types of flowers, and discover some creative uses for the flowers once they are preserved. Included with Admission. 1-2 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Cooking for Winter Wellness. Learn how certain herbs and foods can support immunity, digestion, energy, and mental-emotional wellness. Cooking and food preparation techniques will be demonstrated. Nonmember $35, Member $30. 1:30-4 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Stella & Chewy’s Pet Food Demo. FRESH from the FARM Pet Food All-natural frozen and Freeze-dried raw petfood for dogs and cats. Come and get a Free SAMPLE for your pet! Nutrition the Way Nature Intended. Free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Klem’s, Pet Department, 117 W Main St., Spencer. 508-8852708 or The Art of Shade Gardening - Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark. The Art of Shade Gardening - Seeing Your Way Out of the Dark. Presenter: Kerry Mendez, Perennially Yours Shade gardening need not be frustrating. This talk will introduce enchanting perennials for spring, summer and fall

Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Botanical Illustration Class. Come and learn botanical illustration. You’ll learn lighting and composition techniques to help you produce beautiful and accurate drawings. We’ll use colored pencils to draw plant specimens in this 2-part session. If you are new to colored pencil work, you’ll learn methods of working with this exciting medium. Best for intermediate and advanced students. For more information and to register, call 978.464.2712. $9 Adult members, $13 Adult nonmembers per session. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. 978-464-2712.

>Tuesday 12

Animal Spirit Beads. This class will cover basic moretti techniques with a focus on fun and skills. We will focus on and develop additive techniques like dots and lines. Finally we will combine the learned skills to create a personal bead based on the students “spirit animal”, most importantly focusing on learning and fun! No experience necessary, all materials included. Avoid wearing man made fibers and bring a bottle of water with you to class. Student Fee: $180. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or

4th Annual People’s Choice Homebrew Competition. The Gardner Deer Club will be hosting it’s 4th annual Homebrewfest and “People”s Choice” Competition. This is a chance to taste some of the best homebrewed beer in the area and vote for your favorite. Go to for more info and entry information Brewer Entries are still being accepted, please see our website for contact info. $10. 1-4 p.m. Gardner Deer Club, 221 High St., Gardner. 978-632-9889 or

>Wednesday 13

Colleges of Worcester Consortium Career and Networking Fair. This event, sponsored by the career services offices within the Consortium, will feature 70 employers and graduate schools from across New England. The event is geared toward college students from all majors and class years, but the general public is welcome to attend (resume in hand and business attire are required for general public entry to the fair). Students do not need to register in advance. Attendance is Free. Before you go: * Business Casual dress is required (No jeans or hats). * Resume required for entry into the fair. * Be sure you know what employers will be there and what types of jobs they may be offering. Free for students, alumni, public (resume/proper attire required for public); fee for employers. Fee for employers; Free for students. noon-3:30 p.m. Beechwood Hotel, Lower Level, 363 Plantation St. 508-754-5789 or career-services/annual-career-fair.

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35 LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES ADVERTISEMENT The Worcester Housing Authority, the Awarding Authority, invites sealed bids from Roofing Contractors for the Main South 705-1 Re-Roofing Project in Worcester, MA, in accordance with the documents prepared by Nault Architects,Inc. The Project consists of: Replacement of shingle roofing at 12 two story, wood framed duplex apartment buildings in the Main Street South area of Worcester, and all work according to the contract drawings and specifications. The work is estimated to cost $128,723 Bids are subject to M.G.L. c.149 §44A-J & to minimum wage rates as required by M.G.L. c.l49 §§26 to 27H inclusive. General bidders must be certified by the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) in the category of Roofing. General Bids will be received until 2:00PM, Thursday March 28, 2013 and publicly opened, forthwith. Filed sub-bids: there are no filed sub-bids. All Bids should be delivered to: 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 and received no later than the date & time specified above. General bids and sub-bids shall be accompanied by a bid deposit that is not less than five (5%) of the greatest possible bid amount (considering all alternates), and made payable to the Worcester Housing Authority Bid Forms and Contract Documents will be available for pick-up at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605, on March 6, after 9 am at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605 There is a plan deposit of $50 per set (maximum of 2 sets) payable to the Awarding Authority. Deposits must be a certified or cashier’s check, or money order. This deposit will be refunded for up to two sets for general bidders and for one set for sub-bidders upon return of the sets in good condition within thirty (30) days of receipt of general bids. Otherwise the deposit shall be the property of the Awarding Authority. Additional sets may be purchased for $50. Bidders requesting Contract Documents to be mailed to them shall include a separate check for $40 per set for UPS Ground (or $65 per set for UPS Overnight), payable to the Worcester Housing Authority, to cover mail handling costs. General bidders must agree to contract with minority and women business enterprises as certified by the Supplier Diversity Office (SDO), formerly known as SOMWBA. The combined participation goal reserved for such enterprises shall not be less than 10.4% of the final contract price including accepted alternates. See Contract Documents - Article 3 of the Instructions to Bidders. A site building will be available for inspection at 10 A.M. on Thursday March 14, 2013, starting at 27 Benefit Street, Worcester Ma 01605. For further information call John Sullivan at 508.635.3313 The Contract Documents may be seen, but not removed at: • F.W. Dodge, 34 Crosby Drive, suite 201, Bedford, MA, 01730 (860-474-5387) • Reed Construction Data, 30 Tech Pkwy South, Ste 500, Norcross, GA 30092 (203-426-0450) Project Dog, 18 Graf Road-Unit 8, Newburyport, MA 01950, (978-499-9014) 3/7/2013 WM

TOWN OF SUTTON PLANNING BOARD & DEPARTMENT Public Hearing Notice In accordance with the provisions of Section VI.L of the Sutton Zoning Bylaw – Accessory Apartment Bylaw, the Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the application of Charles & Doreen Evangeline of 10 Wunschel Drive to construct a detached 1,100 s.f. +/- accessory apartment above a 3 car garage. The hearing will be held in the third floor meeting room at the Town Hall on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:10 P.M. A copy of the plans and application can be inspected in the office of the Town Clerk during normal office hours. Wayne Whittier, Chairman 3/7, & 3/14/2013



Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Docket No. WO10P3083EA Estate of: Steven Eric Anderson Date of Death: 02/03/2009 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Stefan Anderson of Murrieta CA and Stacey Anderson Milburn of Shepherdsville KY requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Stefan Anderson of Murrieta CA and Stacey Anderson Milburn of Shepherdsville KY be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 03/19/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: Feburary 20, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham, Register of Probate 3/07/2013 WM

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MORTGAGEE’S NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain Mortgage given by Timothy J. Flanagan and Jessica J. Flanagan to Millbury Savings Bank, dated October 24, 2005 and recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds at Book 37627, Page 127, which said Mortgage was assigned to Margate LLC by assignment recorded with said deeds at Book 50313, Page 82, which said Mortgage encumbers three separate parcels of land, with one parcel located a 212 North Main Street, Uxbridge, MA, one parcel located at 216 Main Street, Uxbridge, MA and one parcel located at 36 Eight Lots Road, Sutton, MA, of which Mortgage the undersigned is the present holder, for breach of the conditions of said Mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same with respect to only the parcels at 212 North Main Street and 36 Eight Lots Road, Sutton, MA, said two parcels of real property encumbered by said Mortgage will be sold at two separate Public Auctions that will both be held on March 29, 2013, with the first occurring at 11:00 AM at 212 North Main Street, Uxbridge, MA 01569 at which said parcel will be sold, and the second occurring at 2:00 PM at 36 Eight Lots Road, Sutton, MA 01590 at which said parcel will be sold. The two parcels are described in the said Mortgage as follows: 212 North Main Street, Uxbridge The land with buildings thereon located in Uxbridge, Worcester County, on the westerly side of North Main Street, bounded and described as follows: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of said premises at said Street, at land now or formerly of Daniel Wheeler; Thence N. 3 1/4° W., 6 rods by and with said west side of said street to a stake by wall; Thence S. 86 1/4°W., 10 rods by land now or formerly of Ed. Clark to an iron pin in a rock; Thence S. 3 1/4° E., 7 rods by said Clark land to stake and stones at said Wheeler land; Thence N. 80 1/4° E., 10 rods by said Wheeler land to the place of beginning. Containing 65 square rods, more or less. Together with all my right, title and interest in and to the westerly half of said street, adjoining the granted premises. Being the same premises conveyed to Timothy J. Flanagan and Jessica J. Flanagan by deed of Laurie M. Haskell dated August 6, 2003 and recorded in the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Book 31307, Page 121. Please be advised that this parcel is being sold subject to a Mortgage given by Timothy J. Flanagan and Jessica J. Flanagan to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. dated August 19, 2003 and recorded with said Deeds at Book 31307, Page 123. 36 Eight Lots Road, Sutton A certain parcel of land situated on the easterly side of Eight Lots Road in the Town of Sutton, Worcester County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, shown as Lot 2 on a plan of land entitled “Plan of Land in Sutton, Mass. Prepared for Estate of Phyllis B. MacLaren” dated 23 November 2000, drawn by Lavallee Brothers, Inc. of 497 Central Turnpike, Sutton, MA recorded with the Worcester District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 768, Page 28. Containing approximately 10.00 acres of land according to said plan. Subject to certain transmission line rights of the New England Power Company granted April 19, 1919 recorded in a deed in Book 2152, Page 66, which easement area is shown on the plan. Please be advised that the sale of the above referenced properties SHALL NOT include a third parcel of land, noted in the legal description of said Mortgage as “216 North Main Street, Uxbridge”, and the security interest described above with respect to this parcel shall remain in full force and effect as further described in the said Mortgage. The premises are to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, building and zoning laws, unpaid taxes, tax titles, water bills, municipal liens and assessments, rights of tenants and parties in possession. TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS AND 00 CENTS ($5,000.00) in the form of a certified check or bank treasurer’s check will be required to be delivered at or before the time the bid is offered. The successful bidder will be required to execute a Foreclosure Sale Agreement immediately after the close of the bidding. The balance of the purchase price shall be paid within thirty (30) days from the sale date in the form of a certified check, bank treasurer’s check or other check satisfactory to Mortgagee’s attorney. The Mortgagee reserves the right to bid at the sale, to reject any and all bids, to continue the sale and to amend the terms of the sale by written or oral announcement made before or during the foreclosure sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. The description of the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of an error in this publication. TIME WILL BE OF THE ESSENCE. Other terms if any, to be announced at the sale. Margate, LLC Present Holder of said Mortgage, By Its Attorneys, ORLANS MORAN PLLC P.O. Box 540540 Waltham, MA 02454 Phone: 781-790-7800 755.0001 MS 3/7, 3/14, 3/21/2013

Keep it Legal LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS March 7, 2013 SEALED BIDS shall be received at the Purchasing OfďŹ ce, 69 Tacoma St., Worcester, MA 01605 IFBs maybe picked up at the location above or will be mailed/emailed to you . Please email purchasing@ or call (508) 695-3203, TDD (508) 798-4530. Bidders are responsible for ensuring they have received any/all addenda prior to submitting a bid. Separate awards will be made for each IFB. WHA reserves the right to reject any all responses, in whole or in part, deemed to be in their best interest. Award of all contracts is subject to the approval of the WHA Executive Director or Board of Commissioners. The Operating Agency shall indemnify and hold harmless the WHA and its ofďŹ cers or agents from any and all third party claims arising from activities under these Agreements as set fort in MGL c.258, section 2 as amended. Bid No. Release Date Project Title Bid Surety Bid Opening 13-06 3/7/2013 Bed Bug Treatment N/A 3/21/13 @ 2:00p.m. Pre Bid Conference 3/14/13 @ 10:00a.m. Re Cappoli Chief Procurement OfďŹ cer LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice is hereby given by Patâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 March 8, 2013 by private sale to satisfy their garage keeperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lien for towing, storage, and notices of sale: 1. 2003 Ford Taurus VIN# 1FAFP55U93G1 23926 2. 2000 Ford Focus VIN# 1FAFP383XYW 182908 3. 2000 Ford Explorer VIN# 1FMZU63EXY UA62351 4. 1996 Ford F-150 PU VIN# 1FTEF14N2TN A07541 5. 2007 Toyota Camry VIN# 4T1BE46K77U0 75688 6. 2010 Nissan Altima VIN# 1N4AL2AP2AC 139751

TOWN OF MILLBURY MILLBURY PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Millbury Planning Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Municipal OfďŹ ce Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on the following proposed amendments to the Millbury Zoning Bylaws: Article 2, Section 22.2 and Section 26.2 by clarifying uses requiring a special permit in Residential and Industrial Districts; Article 2, Section 25.13 by clarifying that motor vehicle service station is a special permit use instead of a byright use; Article 2, Section 25.22 by making building materials or construction equipment sales a special permit use in the Business II District; Article 1 by deleting Section 15 Environmental Analysis Procedures in its entirety; Article 3, Section 34.2(6) by replacing references to animated signs with Electronic Message Centers (EMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s), detailing requirements for the intensity of illumination and prohibiting freestanding EMCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in the Business I District; Article 3, Section 34.3 by adding real estate signs and political signs to the exempt sign category. Article 3, Section 34.4 by removing ECMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s from the prohibited signs category; Article 3, Section 34.6(4) by removing real estate signs and political signs from the temporary sign category. Or take any action thereon. The complete text of proposed amendments is available for public viewing in the Planning OfďŹ ce at the Municipal OfďŹ ce Building during regular ofďŹ ce hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on these articles should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chairman MS 3/7, 3/14/2013

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Division 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2000 INFORMAL PROBATE PUBLICATION NOTICE Docket No. WO130384EA Estate of: Richard P. Cook Date of Death: January 1, 2013 To all persons interested in the above captioned estate, by Petition of Petitioner Richard Ricker of Shrewsbury, MA. A Will has been admitted to informal probate. Richard Ricker of Shrewsbury, MA has been informally appointed as the Personal Representative of the estate to serve without surety on the bond. The estate is being administered under informal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be ďŹ led with the Court, but interested parties are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. Interested parties are entitled to petition the Court to institute formal proceedings and to obtain orders terminating or restricting the powers of Personal Representatives appointed informal procedure. A copy of the Petition and Will, if any, can be obtained from the Petitioner. 03/07/2013 MS

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Mike Morin


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Mike Morin of Oxford is now the Chili Chief of Worcester County after his victory at a Chili Cookoff at Isador’s Organics in Oxford on Sunday, March 3. Morin has lived in Oxford for about 30 years and has been experimenting with his fatherin-law’s chili recipe for just as long. This year is the first time he’s entered his chili into a competition and it’s clear he’ll be a force to reckon with in future cook-offs. We talked to the 56-year-old retired printmaker about spicy foods, family recipes, and what it takes to be a chili king. Where are you from? I grew up in Auburn, but when I got married we moved to Oxford, bought a house and had a couple of kids.

How did you develop your chili recipe? I started off with a recipe from my father-in-law 30 years ago. He used to make chili, ribs, beans and all kinds of good things for cookouts. Then one day he retired and I took over.

How long did it take you to perfect your recipe? I’ve been doing it the same for a couple of years now. Originally it was very spicy, but I’ve tried to get a nice balance so that everyone could appreciate it.

What’s unique about your chili recipe? I make it really hot to start and then tone it down with different things. I use Parmesan cheese, and baked beans instead of kidney beans. I also use beer in the recipe, but nothing too heavy.

What made you decide to enter the cookoff? Well, everyone’s always telling me they like it so I decided to give it a shot.

Were you nervous? Not really. People would either like it or they wouldn’t. As the day went on people kept saying my chili was different and they liked it. As my cup was filled with more marbles [from voting] I felt even more confident.

funny because I pulled my son’s ticket [laughs].

Do you personally like your chili to be hot? I prefer my chili to be spicier, but my wife doesn’t so she wins [laughs].

What else do you like to cook? I love to grill, and I make a pretty decent eggplant Parmesan. But chili is what everyone asks me to make.

Who does the cooking at home, you or your wife? It depends on what we’re having but it’s split pretty evenly. She’s got her specialties and I’ve got mine.

gotten chili from any restaurants around here, but my wife and I like to go to the Whistle Stop in Oxford.

What do you do besides cook? I’m

Do you think Oxford is a big chili town?

retired now but I used to own a commercial printing company, and I worked at Rotman’s for a time.

What was the name of your printing company? I was the co-owner of Environmental Printing Alternatives. We did a lot of printing for environmental agencies like EcoTarium.

Are there any similarities between printmaking and chili making? Well, in both, there are a lot of ingredients that need to be mixed just right. You need to mix the ink perfectly to get the right color.

If you could cook chili for anyone, who would it be? That’s a tough one, I’m not

Did any other interesting things happen at the cook-off? Actually, they were

sure who would appreciate it. Probably Aaron Sanchez. He has a show on TV called “Heat Seekers” where they try to find the hottest foods around.

having a raffle where you could win an Isador’s gift card, and they asked me to select the winning ticket. It was kind of

What’s the best restaurant around to get good chili? I actually haven’t really

I don’t know about that but chili is definitely growing in popularity. I guess last year there were only seven entries in the cook-off, whereas this year there was 18.

How do you feel about vegetarian chili? I use ground beef in my chili, but to each his own. There was a vegetarian chili at the cook-off that was very good. Everyone, each state, has their own style. I think if you put beans in a chili in Texas they’d throw you out [laughs].

What’s the key to making a good chili? You need to have a good balance of the ingredients. Peppers, salsa, don’t want anything to be too strong.

What’s something you would never put in your chili? I’m not sure, probably anything getting too far away from the traditional ingredients.

What about tofu? Oh boy [laughs]. I like to experiment, but not that much.

There’s a group of people called Chiliheads who try to find the spiciest foods around. Are you one of them? I used to do that. A guy I used to work with brought me some wings that he got at his daughter’s wedding and bet me $500 that I couldn’t eat five of them in five minutes. Let’s just say I’m glad I didn’t bet [laughs]. I ate two and thought my head was gonna fall off. I was sweating, my eyes were popping out. It was bad.

Is chili your favorite food? I like to make chili but I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite food.

What’s your favorite then? Potato pancakes. I used to make them every Saturday with my mother. My job was to peel and grind the potatoes and she would cook them. I still make them every now and then.

Do you plan on entering the cook-off again next year? I definitely plan on it. I think I’m hooked now.

-Corey Olivier MARCH 7, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM


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