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April 11 - 17, 2013 ■ Volume 38, Number 32

Ex-Sheriff Glodis: Agenda drove reporting of ethics case Walter Bird Jr.


ormer Worcester County Sheriff Guy Glodis is unequivocal in assessing the media coverage of the ethics investigation against him that ended up clearing him of any wrongdoing in the early work release of Joe Duggan in 2009, when Glodis was still sheriff. “At the very least,” Glodis says of newspaper reports of the case, “there was biased sensationalism in the journalistic reporting of it. At the very most I think it was slanderous and defamation of character.” The former state senator and one-time candidate for state auditor takes specific aim at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (T&G), which published several news articles related to the investigation. The majority of them, Glodis notes, were published on the front page. Glodis also cites an email allegedly sent by former T&G City Editor Jay Whearley to the Ethics Commission – an email Whearley says he does not remember sending – which Glodis claims is evidence of an agenda against him. Meanwhile, one area media veteran who is now an instructor at a local college says media outlets, by their nature, drive the news.


CLEARED BY ETHICS Glodis is speaking publicly after the state Ethics Commission last week announced it had found no evidence to corroborate the charges leveled by an unnamed petitioner that Glodis, as

Former Sherriff Guy Glodis believes the extent of reporting by the T&G about the Ethics Commission’s investigation on him was a result of an agenda against him. a favor to his friend, David “Duddie” Massad, pulled strings as sheriff to make sure Duggan was placed on work release shortly after entering jail. Glodis believes the publication did far more than report on the ethics investigation, citing the number of articles written about his plight and their

placement on the front page. He suggests his candidacy for state auditor in 2010, when he lost in a primary to eventual election winner Suzanne Bump, played a role. “I’ve always said from day one that this was more politically driven than there was any substance there and I think the verdict

of the commissioners substantiates that,” Glodis says. “Not only was it dismissed, it was universally dismissed.” Glodis says he has hired a Bostonbased attorney, who he would not name, to determine whether he has a legal case against the Worcester daily, claiming his work as a consultant has suffered as a result of the incessant media coverage. Glodis says some potential clients have declined to work with him because of it. “It’s a very fine line between shoddy journalism, or I should say in this case biased journalism, and defamation of character,” he says. Glodis says he has “tangible proof” from records provided to his lawyer during the investigation that the T&G “was more than reporting this; that they were instigating the investigation and they were pushing the investigation.” EMAIL IN QUESTION Asked for an example, Glodis provided Worcester Mag with a printed copy of a Jan. 12, 2010 email bearing Whearley’s email address. The line indicating to whom the email was sent has been redacted. Tom Kiley, the Boston-based attorney who represented Glodis in the ethics case, tells Worcester Mag the document was among the materials provided to him during the discovery phase of the case. David Giannotti, a spokesperson for the Ethics Commission, while neither confirming nor denying the email was sent to the commission, says it


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A weekly quality of life check-in of Worcester

WPI sends off its award-winning robots, Moonraker 2.0 and Oryx 2.0, to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to help kickoff National Robotics Week, which concludes April 14. +2

SXC Prescott Street Hotel LLC wants tax incentives to build a new hotel near Gateway Park, but as Councilor George Russell notes, when you Google the company no mention of it appears. Who are they? -2

Worcester’s teen birth rate climbs, flying in the face of a statewide decline. Even a town like Southbridge, which has a notoriously high teen birth rate, saw a modest dip, based on 2010 statistics. -3

While it could have been serious, we had to chuckle when a “suspicious package” left in a back alley near the DA’s office turned out to be a bag of clothes. Nothing wrong with being cautious; we just hope the clothes found their way back to their rightful owner. -2

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The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester produces its first music video. See it at worcestermag. com/blogs/ worcesterdiversions. +1


Employees of Saint-Gobain donate supplies and labor to improve the gymnasium floor at Girls Inc. of Worcester at 125 Providence St. +1

Clark University hosts popular film director Mira Nair, who joins a discussion with sociology professor Parminder Bhachu. +1

Worcester man admits to setting fires at his apartment building, saying they made statement about “substandard conditions” of building, according to local news reports. -2

Clark University maintains its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). +1

The third annual Elm Park International Community (EPIC) Soccer Tournament is held in the Elm Park Community School gymnasium. +1

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District 5 in ďŹ&#x201A;ux as election candidates come and go

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ould-be candidates for the Nov. 5 municipal election have until May 21 to submit their nomination papers, and the political landscape can change many times until then. District 5 is a good example of that. Three potential challengers pulled out papers to run against three-term incumbent Bill Eddy, but only one of them is vowing to turn them in. Cecelia Mason believes her district has been neglected and says she is committed to making sure Eddy does not have a clear path to his fourth term. In addition to Mason, two others have taken out nomination papers. One of them, Michael Harper, has not returned phone calls to conďŹ rm whether he plans to turn his in for District 5. The other, Stephen Kerlin, tells Worcester Mag he has decided not to run against Eddy. Instead, he says he is gathering signatures to run as an at-large candidate. Kerlin says he thinks Eddy is doing a good job, raising the question of why he pulled out papers for that district in the ďŹ rst place.



â&#x20AC;&#x153;I did it for a reason and that reason has been resolved,â&#x20AC;? Kerlin says, not delving into speciďŹ cs, but saying it had to do with issues concerning disadvantaged residents such as the elderly and disabled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Councilor Eddy has been very helpful in getting it resolved. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had dealings with him before, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m content with not running for District 5.â&#x20AC;? Kerlin says neither Eddy nor anyone supporting the councilorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campaign has asked him not to run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think running against [Eddy] is the right thing at this moment.â&#x20AC;? An at-large bid, however, is likely, with Kerlin citing three main issues: a safety net for the disadvantages, an energy-sustainability platform that does not just focus on green issues and â&#x20AC;&#x153;pencil-necked geeks.â&#x20AC;? Yes, you read that right. Kerlin says City Hall is ďŹ lled with â&#x20AC;&#x153;pencil-necked geeksâ&#x20AC;? that have â&#x20AC;&#x153;lost sight of the important issues.â&#x20AC;? They are, he says, hiding behind closed doors. As for why she is going to run, Mason says she is continued on page 9

Cecelia Mason will run against incumbent Bill Eddy for the District 5 seat this November.


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was “not an exhibit in the Glodis matter.” Under statute, Giannotti says, any material not presented as an exhibit in a legal proceeding is not considered public record. The email references Duggan, Massad and former Special Sheriff Jeffrey Turco and raises both the work release assignment given to Duggan one day after checking into jail and his early leave in December 2009, when he was fitted with an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet. The email cites an unnamed source telling Whearley that Duggan was placed on early leave Dec. 21. “If I can confirm,” the email states, “[I am] convinced that [a T&G reporter] and I can come up with an extremely damning story about not only Joe Duggan, whose patron saint is none other than Duddie Massad. As you’re likely aware, Duddie is also a patron saint to Glodis and Turco, having bailed them out financially numerous times … I believe that this [is] more than favorable treatment of Duggan, if it’s true, is payback to Duddie.” The email goes on to state, “Two things I need to stress: The … information comes to me second-hand. [The] person relaying info to me despises Duddie, is party to a multi-million-dollar suit against him, isn’t particularly trustworthy, and has much to gain from anything negative that comes out about him. “Second, the relationship between Glodis and Duddie, if exposed, could ruin the sheriff. Thus, I can’t caution you enough about the need to remain completely anonymous and not check anything that couldn’t have been checked by dozens of other (redacted). In other words, do nothing that could be traced directly back to you.” The email concludes: “… if I can get my hands on a printout of Duggan’s blank [early leave] record and anyone else’s, then [the T&G reporter] and I will be more than halfway to completing this project and exposing three men who more than deserve it.” It is that last paragraph, Glodis says, that demonstrates bias on the part of the newspaper. “I can prove without a doubt that the T&G was the driving force behind this … and that there was absolutely a character assassination involved with this,” he says. “‘Exposing three men that more than deserve it?’ You’re telling me there’s not an agenda here?”

Reached by phone, Whearley says he did not send an email to anyone at the Ethics Commission and does not recall sending it to anyone. “I don’t recall contacting the Ethics Commission about this case,” says Whearley, although he does not dispute the veracity of the email’s content. “I just don’t remember ever sending an email to the commission. I never sent them an email regarding that case. I truly don’t remember it all. Something like that, I would remember.” In reviewing the document, Whearley says everything in the email is true and says he does not believe the email itself was forged. Asked again, however, whether he sent the email, Whearley says he does not recall ever sending it. Asked about the newspaper’s coverage of the case, Whearley says, “We went into that project with it sounding like a very legitimate story to us. [The Ethics Commission] did their job and I thought we did ours. I definitely thought it was worth pursuing and [the] facts speak for themselves. It certainly was a story worth telling.” T&G Editor Leah Lamson says her publication stands by its reporting of the story. “When Mr. Glodis was cleared of the ethics charges we put it on page 1,” she says. “It was the fair and the right thing to do.” NATURE OF THE BEAST As for the placement of news articles during and after the investigation, there may be nothing more to it than what other news stories were available on those days, according to Jim Dempsey, a Humanities & Arts instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and former T&G columnist. He recalls the tragic death of three nuns, who happened to be biological sisters, who had driven up from Connecticut to celebrate their mother’s birthday. The car they were in swerved off the road and into Kendall Reservoir. All three sisters and the driver of the vehicle died. In just about any other circumstance, the story would have been an above-the-fold lead for the T&G, Dempsey says. On the day they died, however, something else of note happened: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was Nov. 22, 1963. “Those kinds of things come into play all the time,” says Dempsey. “A newspaper makes use of what it has. It’s definitely

going to be uneven. That’s the nature of the beast. Some days you have mild days, other days you have so much you don’t know what to do with it.” On Tuesday April 2, the T&G published a story titled “Glodis cleared of ethics charges” in the bottom right corner of the front page. The three stories appearing above the fold on the same page were “Births to teen girls hit a low,” “No easy answers; April the time for autism awareness,” and “Rubio in front on bipartisan legislation.” As for whether newspapers and other media outlets have grown increasingly biased in their reporting and, as Glodis sees it, have become drivers of the news and not just messengers, Dempsey says, “I don’t think it can’t not drive it. You can’t pretend otherwise. For years the T&G was a huge power in the city. To say you cover the news without stepping into the dirty water of everyday life, I think is ridiculously idealistic. I think it does affect the news and it should.” That is a contention with which Glodis disagrees. “Some people would say they were just reporting a story, but I have proof that they were proliferating the issue,” Glodis says. “They weren’t simply reporting; they were manipulating the investigation. I honestly believe that. Should there have been a story? Yes. But at the end of the day you have to put it in context. The context is you’re putting hundreds of inmates a week on work release. The inmate in question was a minimum security, non-violent, non-sex offender, had never been in Worcester County Jail before and, by the way, was a model inmate on the program. It’s really a oneday story. After [the reporter] gets done with it, it’s the next Watergate; it’s the next OJ Simpson. “There was never any tangible evidence. To ruin somebody’s reputation and character over that? To have your reputation ruined over a routine decision that was made under me is deplorable. I wish there were ethics investigations for journalists.” 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 Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.


“The area reeks of pencil-necked geeks!” – Stephen Kerlin, a potential candidate for Worcester City Council, channeling the spirit of the late, great WWE personality “Classy” Freddie Blassie as he assesses City Hall employees. 8



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SHOWING OFF THEIR GUNS: It isn’t unusual to see people showing off their guns during a workout at the YMCA, but Jesus Benitez and Luis Rosario weren’t pumping iron Sunday, April 7. According to police, one of them fired shots outside the Y. To make matters worse, police say a church group had been feeding homeless people on the lawn at the Y when the shots were fired. It all went down, according to police, around 2:15 Sunday afternoon, when they responded to the YMCA at 766 Main St. to a report of shots fired. The gunfire interrupted a State Trooper, who police say was about to enter the Y when he heard the shots. The trooper says he saw a man standing at the top of the front steps to the Y holding a gun. The trooper shot his gun three times in the direction that the first shot came from. According to the trooper, the man put the gun in his waistband and took off in a Nissan Altima. The trooper says he followed the car and saw the driver pick up several other men on Hermon Street and drive off again. The car was later found in a nearby parking lot and two men were seen walking on Bigelow Street. Police stopped the men and the trooper identified them as suspects he had seen. The 22-year-old Benitez, 17 Upland Gardens, was charged with discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and carrying a loaded firearm without a license. Rosario, 19, 318 Hamilton St., Southbridge, was charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license. SMILE, YOU’RE ON CAMERA: Surveillance video helped police capture a man suspected of breaking into a woman’s vehicle Friday, April 5 and stealing her laptop and a pair of boots. He also allegedly stole some of her gift cards and credit cards. Police went to Main and School streets around 10:50 p.m. Friday, where a woman said she had gone into a nearby restaurant and returned to her car, only to find that a rear passengerside window had been smashed. She said she was missing her laptop and some gift cards and credit cards. Police found the suspect on video footage and determined he was a light-skinned Spanish man wearing a green hooded jacket, jeans and a black backpack. The suspect was later found on Commercial Street holding a white plastic bag. When an officer approached him he could see a pair of Timberland boots and a silver laptop computer that appeared to belong to the victim. As it turned out, the woman had forgotten she had a pair of boots, which were also stolen. Police arrested 34-year-old Hector Gonzalez, 701 Main St.

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frustrated by what she perceives as a lack of action on Eddy’s part on behalf of his constituents. Specifically, she says too often petitions languish in committee and never see the light of day. Mason says she submitted a petition for a four-way stop sign in the past year. Eddy filed it, she acknowledges, but says it has remained in committee for about a year. That led her to look into the fate of other petitions and Mason says she believes if you don’t have any clout on your side, “your petition isn’t going anywhere.” She wants to attach an amendment to the council rule regarding petitions, requiring petitioners to be given notice and apprised of the status of their petition if it is not acted on within the allotted timeframe. Mason also cited the ongoing residential parking problems in the area of Holland Road, where a lack of on-site parking at Gates Lane School has resulted

in congestion on many side streets. A deal was recently struck to lease parking spaces for teachers in the Shaw’s plaza across from the school. Mason believes there is room in the neighborhood to build a parking garage. Residents, she says, “would have their parking spaces back.” Eddy, she says, has not done a good enough job representing the best interests of his constituents. “I’m not saying the man is a bad man,” Mason says. “As a councilor, I don’t feel I, or other people, have received the necessary representation. I’m seeing other councilors be treasures.” She names At-Large Councilor Kate Toomey as someone to whom she has turned to for help. Eddy, meanwhile, is waiting to comment on his challengers until after the deadline passes for returning nomination papers and he knows who, if any, his opponents are. Until then, he is gathering

his own signatures and running on his record. As for three people pulling out papers to run against him, Eddy says they have their reasons. “People take out papers for their own particular reasons,” he says. “I would certainly never guess peoples’ motivations. It’s a democracy. I won my election in a three-way race. I’ve faced three opponents in my three elections. The voters have been kind enough to send me back in. I will run on a record of accomplishment. Once people pass the litmus test and put in papers, then we’ll address what the race looks like. Right now I’m in step one of putting my papers out there and getting my signatures in.” Eddy, the former chair of the city’s Democratic Party, says he is proud of what has been accomplished during his third term. As chair of the council’s Standing Committee on Public Safety, he is particularly proud of the city adding new

police and fire officers. A new class of police recruits graduated last week and, at Eddy’s urging, the council has asked City Manager Mike O’Brien to include funding for a new class of 25 recruits in his fiscal 2014 budget. Even if he is challenged, Eddy says he will not change how he approaches his role as a councilor. “Look, I get my reputation up here,” he says. “I’m not the best-known councilor in this chamber and nor do I ever want to be best-known councilor in this chamber. I don’t want to be known for the sake of being known. I want to be known for merits of what I do. If I get a challenge in this election, I absolutely welcome it.” 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 Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.


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2,000 nurses at UMass Medical Center are expected to vote today, Thursday, on whether to launch a one-day strike in protest of staffing cuts and patientcare conditions. The secret-ballot vote is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Coral Seafood on Shrewsbury Street. Officials say if it passes, the measure would not necessarily result in an immediate strike, but would authorize the negotiating committee to call a strike if it wanted. “No nurse wants to strike, but we have no other option as management continues to refuse to heed our concerns for the safety of our patients in the wake of unprecedented and unwarranted cuts to RN staffing levels on both campuses of the UMass Memorial system,” says Margaret McLoughlin, RN, an ICU nurse and co-chair of the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) local bargaining unit, which represents more than 1,000 nurses on the University hospital campus. “The public needs to know that if UMass management has its way, there may not be a nurse at your bedside when you need one. Their desire to boost profits by cutting your care could ultimately cost your life.” Nurses and management started negotiating new union contracts in late 2011 – one for University campus nurses and one for Memorial/Hahnemann Hospital nurses. The next negotiating sessions are set for April 12 and April 17, respectively.


They were supposed to clean up the trash, not people. Work crews and volunteers picking up trash throughout the Bell Hill area last weekend were doing their civic duty, but things got a little hairy when a DPW truck, whose driver was picking up piles left along the route, struck a 56-yearold woman in a crosswalk. She was said to be recuperating from her injuries, which allegedly included a cut to her head. Matt Labovites, assistant commissioner of operations for the DPW, calls it a “terrible accident” and says the driver was shaken up after the incident. He had not yet seen the final police report, so Labovites did not want to comment at length. He says the DPW has its own internal accident review board as well. “Our biggest concern,” he says, “is for the woman’s well-being. The driver was very shook up.” He did not name the driver, but said he was a veteran who likely was not texting or using the phone while he was driving.

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Mark Stebbins didn’t mince words when he left Tuesday night’s Economic Development Subcommittee meeting, where his project was unanimously rejected. “We’re not going to build this hotel, absolutely not,” says Stebbins, partner and owner of XSS Hotels. “This was ridiculous.” Stebbins had come to the meeting with the city’s economic development team, headed by Tim McGourthy, for what he thought was a routine request for a tax increment finance (TIF) deal. Things became anything but routine, however, when a local union honcho raised allegations of criminal wrongdoing by some of the contractors who have worked at Stebbins’ properties. There were several union members in the audience. “It’s organized labor,” says Stebbins. “They don’t like us.” There wasn’t much love coming from the three-member committee, either. Chair Rick Rushton and Councilors George Russell and Joe O’Brien all voted to deny the TIF request, although they left open the possibility that Stebbins and the city administration could come back to the table. That appears unlikely. “Oh, I don’t think we’ll be back,” Stebbins says. “We finally come to a point when the city asks us to build a hotel at a time when the economics don’t make sense, so we ask for a TIF and get turned down. It’s sort of like being slapped in the face when you’re the only good boy in town.” Not even a last-ditch plea from City Manager Mike O’Brien was enough to sway the committee. The new hotel would have been built on the same property as Stebbins’ other hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott.

and CEO Dave Barger wouldn’t be flying coach when he travels. Barger earned roughly $2.5 million in 2012, according to reports, with a base salary of $600,000, $1.6 million in stocks, $276,300 in non-equity incentive plan compensation and other compensation of about $14,000. That doesn’t put him anywhere near the top of the heap, however. Southwest Airlines biggie Gary Kelly pocketed $4 million, most of in stocks, in 2012. He had a base salary of $675,000. Neither of them could outdo Alaska Air President and CEO Brad Tilden, however. He took home more than $5.6 million last year, largely on the strength of $3 million in stock awards. Do any of our area colleges offer a major in airline management?

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University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) will be recognized as one of 20 colleges and universities as a finalist for the 2013 Second Nature Climate Leadership Award for its commitment to sustaining earth’s climate. UMMS is also vying for the top spot in a public video voting competition hosted by Planet Forward. Second Nature, an organization working to create a healthy, just and sustainable society, selected schools nationwide for the award based on their exemplification of the mission of the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) to restabilize the earth’s climate through education, research, and community engagement. Planet Forward’s video voting competition has given UMMS the opportunity to produce and publicize a video that promotes UMMS’s sustainability initiatives that will compete with other higher-ed institutions in the special focus institution class. Voting takes place throughout April. To view the video, visit


Three Clark University undergraduates recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Advocacy Day. Seniors Bridget Healy, Emily Newton and Volha Hrytskevich spent the first day learning how to advocate for immigration reform and increased opportunities for studying abroad. The second day the students met with Congressmen and women, Senators and their staff. The three young women were selected to participate in the event from a competitive pool of applicants. The Clark students, along with other Advocacy Day attendees, had the opportunity to explore the fundamentals of advocacy, learn the workings of a congressional office and about current political trends as they relate to NAFSA’s legislative goals. They were also given time to share how international education impacts their campus and local community.


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In last week’s news story “It’s JetBlue for the Woo,” it was incorrectly reported that the first JetBlue planes to fly in and out of Worcester Regional Airport would take flight November 11, 2013. The correct date that planes will begin flying is November 7, 2013.

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n 1969, I took the #30 city bus from Columbus Park to downtown. I pulled the cord when the bus rounded the corner from Chandler onto Main, where the Registry of Motor Vehicles stands today; back then it was a Goodwill store, housed in the former Worcester Market building. From there, I walked to the Showcase Cinema, where, for $1.25, I purchased a ticket and took a seat in the center of the front row. There, bigger than life - bigger than Paul Bunyan and Goliath rolled into one - rode John Wayne, reins clenched between his teeth and a pistol in each hand. My neck was sore for days from sitting so close to the screen, but it was worth the pain to watch “True Grit.” The building at 2 Southbridge St. was an oasis, a haven from the hubbub of the Harvey home. That was 44 years ago, and that same sense of wonder fills me today when I hand my ticket to the volunteers at the Hanover Theatre. Last Friday, I experienced “Les Miserables” the way it was meant to be seen and heard. This night, I sat with my sister in the center balcony, 38 years after we first heard Boz Scaggs plead, “Somebody Loan Me a Dime” at the Orpheum in Boston. At one point during Scaggs’ concert, he told the audience, “During the afternoon, we walked around this magnificent theater. It’s an amazing place.” An understatement, if he knew what part the Hanover has played in resuscitating a section of the city that was begging for the wrecking ball. The building housed little more than crickets for over a decade before Ed Madaus and Paul Demoga envisioned something more than a razing in its future. The original structure was built in 1904. In 1925 theater architect Thomas Lamb turned what was known as the Grand Theater into something that resembled a Cecil B. DeMille movie set, complete with marbleized columns, mirrored walls and a chandelier. Showcase Cinemas took over in 1967, and monkeyed with the interior to some extent. When I was a kid, much of the elaborate décor was still in place, albeit as faded as Norma Desmond’s boudoir. By the 1990s the place was nailed shut. Since the doors reopened, I’ve seen “West Side Story” – the soundtrack of which my mother hid after I played it so often she wanted to phone Officer Krupke and have me locked up for inflicting torture – and “Young Frankenstein,” the stage version of the comic classic I originally enjoyed from the seats of the same theater in 1974, the year I graduated from high school. I’ve swayed to the sweet sounds of reunion concerts by Zonkaraz, the local legendary band that shaped my social calendar during the years between high school, marriage and motherhood. Watching 12 W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M • A P R I L 1 2 , 2 0 1 3

Walter Crockett and Joanne Barnard List take the stage at the Hanover transported me to the Last Chance Saloon; when I consider that I would often hitchhike there from Columbus Park, I shudder at the stupidity, even as I grin over the memories. The Hanover Theatre has delightfully melded my past with my present. What needs to be done next to make a visit to the Hanover a perfect experience? The block that once housed Pickwick’s should be an after-theater show destination. Why that stretch hasn’t been revitalized yet is a mystery. Shrewsbury Street eateries and bars welcome the post-performance crowds, but it would be lovely to leave the car in the garage and walk next door for nightcaps and nibbles. I’d love to hear that negotiations to bring light to that darkened block were in the works. So much of downtown is on the verge of rebirth; it’s exciting to see, but it does seem to come in fits and starts. Different blocks are clearly on the upswing, but somehow not tied together. It’s as if downtown Worcester is a perpetual workin-progress – unfinished, like a portrait whose artist ran out of paint. Here’s hoping we continue to move forward, replenishing Worcester’s palate with the colors it needs to thrive.

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You can forgive Worcester Regional Airport from suffering an identity crisis. When it comes to commercial air service and the hustle and bustle of passengers that is supposed to come along with it, the almost 67-year-old airport,

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Whether the perception was reality – there is evidence to the contrary, but more on that later – has often not mattered. Even after the city managed to shake free from owning the airport, transferring ownership to Massport in 2010, there was little change in expectations. Early last year, the lone remaining airline to service Worcester Regional Airport, Direct Air, shut down operations; one month later the company filed for bankruptcy. There sat the airport, known by the initials ORH, once again quiet and seemingly on life support. Commercially, Massport appeared to be sitting on a dud. Rather than swallow its losses and bail, the agency did the exact opposite; it put on a full-court press to bring another airline into Worcester and prove the naysayers wrong. City, state and federal

There hasn’t exactly been a steady line of traffic heading into Worcester Regional Airport, but officials believe that is about to change, now that JetBlue is getting set to start operations there. officials all did their part, pulling out all the stops to woo one of the nation’s youngest and most successful airlines, JetBlue. From marching bands and business luncheons to spirit-rallying contests and citywide tours for visiting company execs, if there was an advantage to be gained, an airport-starved Worcester found it and milked it for all it was worth. It was like the class nerd doing his best to convince the hottest girl in school to let him take her to senior prom. And it worked. Just three days into April, with winter stubbornly refusing to be nudged out by spring on a cold, windy day, JetBlue officials flew into ORH onboard one of the youngest planes in its fleet and announced it was here to stay. Starting Nov. 7 this year, the airport will usher passengers on daily flights to two spots in Florida. If they are being honest, most will tell you it is make or break time for the airport; to use a baseball analogy, the game is in late innings and the final score is still in doubt – one lazy fly ball and it is game over. More succinctly, there are great expectations for JetBlue and the future of Worcester Regional Airport. “Our success in Worcester is dependent

on the continued support of the community,” company spokesperson Allison Steinberg says. “We can promise a superior product and service at a price that’s right, and will look to the people of Central Massachusetts to fly JetBlue out of Worcester to maintain and grow our service there.” That puts the pressure squarely on the shoulders of Worcester and surrounding communities “It’s up to the community now to step in,” says George Charles Allen. “Everybody has so much bitterness toward the airport.”

AIRPORT NOT DEAD Allen has been in a unique position to gauge public sentiment toward ORH. As founding director of the Worcester Regional Flight Academy (WRFA), he and his father teach flying to would-be pilots at the airport. The 30-year-old



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{ coverstory } Allen says he has been at ORH “since I was 12.” That public perception we were talking about earlier? Allen will not argue with the commercial struggles that have plagued the airport; but those who believe it has been nothing but a ghost town, with tumbleweeds rolling down the runways, could not be further off the mark, he says. There is a whole lot going on at the airport – and there has been for years.


“That,” Allen says, “is the biggest misperception, that it’s completely dead. Commercially-speaking, it’s true; we’ve had a lot of ups and downs, airlines in and out. In terms of what we’ve been doing, though, it’s been a very steady and successful development.” The flight school has made many a seasoned pilot out of a wannabe Wright Brother; beyond that, kids take part in aviation learning programs on an annual

and other airlines have failed, WRFA is continuing to grow, hosting more than 100 kids a year in various programs, according to Allen. “I think we’ve been pretty successful in that our business doesn’t depend on commercial activity here in Worcester,” he says. “We’ve certainly had success getting people up here. The thing everyone focuses on is commercial aviation and what I focus on is the educational opportunity this airport presents to the city and its youth. That’s the biggest draw we’ve had up here.” And if folks in and around Worcester don’t think there are a lot of planes flying in and out of ORH, think again. “What I don’t think Worcester really has paid attention to is we have 16-yearolds flying airplanes over the heads of everyone in Worcester and they’re getting their pilot’s license.”

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healthy commercial venture seems imperative. The more optimistic supporters of the airport say there is a history of airlines that enjoyed some modicum of success in the city. Lt. Gov. Tim Murray talks about a time when upwards of 350,000 to 400,000 people passed through the gates every year. He recalls working in the mailroom of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce (WRCC) and hearing folks talk about using the airport. Then came the mid-1980s and airline deregulation; coupled with the consolidation of many airlines, Murray says, “That’s when the struggles started.”

Even in the years after that, there were up to four carriers flying out of ORH. It all came to an abrupt halt on 9/11. The


The main lobby of Worcester Regional Airport has seen many commercial airline customers before. JetBlue hopes to fill up the facility starting Nov. 7. tragedy, Murray says, “took the legs out” of many airports like Worcester. “People weren’t flying,” he says. “Airlines further consolidated their routes. Close to 20 airports in small to midsize cities lost their service altogether. Worcester happened to be one of them.” The city benefitted several years later when Paul Cellucci was elected governor

in 1998. “Being from Hudson he had spent time in Worcester,” Murray says of Cellucci’s time as a state representative and senator. “He, I think, understood airports are assets. They were not being built around the country. He took the step of asking Massport to manage the airport.” Up until then, the city had been in

the airport business. To say officials were happy to hand over the keys to the airport to another management team is an understatement. For the first several years, Massport served as airport manager. The city still owned it, leaving Massport officials less than enthusiastic about sinking millions of dollars into it. Legislation in 2009, however, mandated Massport maintain ownership. Direct Air was already in place, flying to Florida. The airline added flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C. in 2009 and further expanded service in 2010 to include West Palm Beach. “[Murray] had brought to our attention the history of about 400,000 people a year using the airport,” Massport Executive Director and CEO Tom Glynn says. “He made the argument that it was a path to success.” That was many years before, however. While Direct Air flew about 50,000 people in its first year and 100,000 in its second, it never came close to the gaudy numbers of years past. But, according to Glynn, it showed there was a market in the region for air travel. When Direct Air went belly up – something Glynn is quick to point out was of the company’s own doing and not a reflection on the city’s appetite for an airline – Massport did not curl up in the fetal position and cry foul. Teaming up with city officials and local,

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state and federal lawmakers, it started looking for the next opportunity. JetBlue quickly became the object of desire. No less a heavyweight than US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made a pitch to JetBlue on behalf of the city, asking the growing airline to take a serious look at Worcester to launch its next service.

FEELING JET BLUE What ensued was nothing

short of an all public relations blitz on one of the nation’s most popular airlines. The courting process was public in every way, with JetBlue representatives treated to tours of the city, luncheons with various city leaders and notables and a media crush that was ready to

pounce on the slightest movement toward a deal to bring the airline to Worcester. There was even a wildly successful video contest, staged by local businessman Bill Randell, which challenged people to show JetBlue why it should come here.

adding he believes the enthusiasm for that airline has offset some of the longstanding bitterness toward the airport. “I think urban legend took over more. The fog, you can’t get there. If JetBlue is successful here, you’re going to see other [airlines] coming here.” There was every reason for such a demonstrative wooing of JetBlue; the airline now serves approximately 25 percent of all travelers going through Boston’s Logan Airport and has received

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near-universal praise for a number of its amenities: leather seating, 100 free channels of in-flight entertainment, free snacks, to name some. J.D. Power has awarded the airline for Excellence in Customer Experience eight years in a row and was just ranked the best of all airlines serving Tampa International Airport in customer service. Although he never donned the outfit, City Manager Mike O’Brien played every bit the part of cheerleader as much as savvy businessman in helping to navigate JetBlue into Worcester. No show of excitement was too much for O’Brien, whose affinity for flowery prose has been sent into overdrive since JetBlue announced it was coming to the airport. “The sky is clearly bluer than it ever has been and I expect we’ll have great announcements in the future as well,” the manager says. “We’ve come into our own. There is enough confidence in our community to reach high ... and go for what we believe reflects our city, our community and our region. JetBlue’s an example of that.”


Most observers say with Massport at the helm of ORH and JetBlue led by highly-regarded Executive Director and CEO Dave Barger, there is every reason to believe the airport will enjoy new success. Massport is not just banking on it; the agency is investing heavily in the airport’s future. A planned Category III instrument landing system is set to be installed over the next five years at a cost of $30 million. There have been $9 million in recent improvements, including repaving of some of the airport’s surfaces and work on safety features. In addition, there is a fiveyear capital plan, according to Airport Director Andy Davis. In total, more than $50 million in public and private funding will be directed toward ORH. On top of that, Retrix Aviation, which launched a fixedbased operation at the airport late last year, is continued on page 20 18


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expected to spend roughly $7 million to build a 27,000-square-foot hangar and customer service center. According to many of the parties involved in luring JetBlue to Worcester, the airline did not make its service contingent upon any of those investments – it just didn’t hurt. Nor did the incentives Massport floated to JetBlue – perks it says are offered to any airline looking to fly out of one its airport. JetBlue will receive $150,000 in marketing efforts, along with about $275,000 in airport fee waivers.

Glynn acknowledges that having ownership of the airport made spending a lot of money on improvements more palatable to Massport. “We didn’t have ownership, so that made us a little reluctant to make major financial investments,” Glynn says. It is far too early to say whether


While there is no commercial service at the airport right now, there are many small aircraft that fly in and out on a regular basis.

JetBlue and ORH are a match made in heaven with nothing but blue skies in front of them. If early returns count for something, Steinberg says initial ticket sales have been satisfying. “We’re pleased with the initial bookings and hope to see strong bookings as we get closer to our November launch of service,” she says, declining to reveal how many tickets have already been sold. Even the heartiest of optimists admits a failure by JetBlue at the airport might spell doom for any future commercial flights there. “I don’t see how it would recover from that,” says Randell. “Who else would come? If JetBlue fails we’re done as a commercial airport.” Not necessarily, according to Davis, who sees great potential at the airport. “We’d continue trying,” he says of the future should JetBlue fail. “The reality is the airline industry is so cyclical. We need to be prepared for ups and downs. What’s cool is we’re giving people an option. I have a very optimistic outlook. I stress positive. We’ve got the air service, now we’ve got to use it.” 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 Thursdays at 8:35 a.m.




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Thirty years ago, ArtsW orcester began showcasing local artists in a highly anticipated biennial show . This Friday , April 12, 1 02 works of art created from the minds, eyes and hands of 2 1 artists will be exhibited as the fi fteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial show.

Opening the minds of its viewers with its stature, “Peace Bird” by artist Victor Pacheco is the centerpiece of the exhibit and has earned Pacheco the Sally R. Bishop Best in Show award of $500. New to the area,acheco P moved to Worcester from Rochester, New York in July of 2012 and immediately become an ArtsW orcester member. “I become a member of ArtsWorcester when we moved here. I think it’s important to become part of the art community without hesitation, as there is a possibility for collaboration, networking, learning and bartering,” says Pacheco. As for the acclaimed work of art, P acheco says, “The idea for the bird originated from watching the presidential debate. Hearing Romney say Sesame Street would be cut if it were up to him made me think that Big Bird would be one big angry bird.” T aking about four weeks to complete, P eace Bird transformed from initially being an angry bird ready to attack, to a peaceful one. “During its creation I realized most of my work speaks to the social consequences of environmental issues; usually the expression of anger is subtle in my work,” says P acheco. As the artist of P eace Bird, Pacheco likes to think his work asks the question, “What is peace in today’s world?” but understands viewers may make their own meaning from what they see. continued on page 23 APRIL 11, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM


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Addiction through the eyes of youth Taylor Nunez

Addiction. For many artists, this subject is an influence that has woven its way into their lives one way or another. This sentiment holds true for many of the young artists that meet each week for YouthReach Arts, a program put forth by the Worcester Youth Center in collaboration with YouthReach and the Worcester Art Museum. YouthReach Arts provides an opportunity each week for adolescents to come together and create art using a variety of mediums. The focus, driven by students who attend, recently turned to addiction in the community and how it affects these youths’ lives. Starting April 11 and continuing into midMay, the artwork created through YouthReach Arts will be on display at the Davis Art Gallery, highlighting the students’ hard work and shedding light on substance abuse and addiction in the Worcester community and how it affects the youth population.

The Worcester Youth Center has a longstanding history of creating a safe and healthy space for young people in the city. After three years in the making, the Worcester Youth Center came to fruition in 1994 with a goal to offer a safe haven to youths that, without fees, promotes positive goals. Since opening its doors nearly two decades ago, the center has reached over 3,000 at-risk adolescents, many hailing from neighborhoods overwhelmed with poverty and crime. Callista Perry, YouthReach Arts program coordinator at the Worcester Youth Center, notes that youth in the city are too often confronted with adversity and do not always receive the same opportunities as adolescents growing up in other areas. The Worcester Youth Center is a place these young people can turn to for support. “Youth programming in Worcester helps to fill an urgent and important need.



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Growing up in any situation is hard - it’s messy, confusing and filled with different pressures, choices and conflicting expectations. Growing up in a situation where you face structural inequities is especially hard,” Perry explains. Perry recognizes that many who go to the Worcester Youth Center do not have the emotional or material support at home and it’s all too easy for a young person in Worcester to fall through the cracks, whether that be failing classes, dropping out of school or getting involved in risky and dangerous activities. “The Worcester Youth Center and other youth programs through the city exist to catch those kids we’re their safety net.” “Bottled Up” by Emmy Pham

Unique to programs offered through the Worcester Youth Center, YouthReach Arts sought out adolescents to engage in the community and address issues in the city, too, through visual arts. Jen Swan, an art instructor at the Worcester Art Museum, teaches the participatory program twice a week at the museum. “After teaching the students basic skills in drawing, painting and sculpture during the first half of the year, they choose an issue which is a problem within the Worcester community and brainstorm on ways of visually exploring the negative effects it has on their community and ways to promote hope and positive change,” Swan explains. Among Swan’s students is Lovashia,

a 14-year-old who attends Doherty High School. As an art lover, Lovashia became involved with the Worcester Youth Center, specifically the YouthReach Arts program, after receiving a flyer and becoming intrigued. Lovashia enjoys the different types of art Swan teaches her and the other students which include drawing, painting and sculpture. Personally, Lovashia has not experienced addiction or substance abuse, but she knows its existence and how it affects the community. “I haven’t had trouble or ran into a problem with addiction in my life, although the art we do helps me to become more aware of it.” Similar to Lovashia, Doherty senior Stephanie has been fortunate to not experience addiction in her own life, but has seen how the lives of others unravel due to it. “Our art is to let everyone know how it affects people and the people around them, and also how you can overcome addiction and letting people know that they have a great future without drugs,” she says. Jimm Isaac Aleon, a 19-year-old who grew up in Sutton, but now lives in Worcester, finds solace in attending the YouthReach Arts program. Having tagged along with friends that attended Swan’s class, once a position in the program opened up, Aleon decided to grab the opportunity. The addiction theme hits home for Aleon - the son of a heroin addict, Aleon witnessed drug abuse at a young age. Even further, later in life Aleon would witness friends struggle to overcome their own addictions, some dying in the fight for sobriety. Aleon is happy that the program is displaying addiction in their work. “We really got into it and thought it’d be even cooler if we showed good and bad sides of drug addiction.” Citing famous references, Aleon and the others show that despite those that may find success, addicts are hurting themselves. Aleon will have three pieces featured in the Davis Art Gallery exhibit, including his personal favorite that he painted with his friend, Lizzy, another participant in the YouthReach Arts program. The piece features pop star Rihanna and silhouettes surrounding her doing harmful things. “I meant it to represent the fact that you’re free to your own thoughts, should never give into peer pressure and have the power to be whoever you want to be,” explains Aleon. continued on next page

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method or model of processing your experiences, reďŹ&#x201A;ecting on your life and then choosing to represent yourself or your perspective in a medium in which it is safe to do so,â&#x20AC;? says Perry. Swan hopes that by having their artwork displayed at the Davis Art Gallery, her students will gain the self-conďŹ dence they need to be successful. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seeing their ideas manifest into this series of artwork and all the patience and hard work needed to make it happen is a great learning experience. I hope that having it on display makes them feel proud of their achievements. This show celebrates the work of these smart, talented and dedicated young adults.â&#x20AC;? Representing their individual community in the city of Worcester, these youths prove that good in the form of creative, artistic expression can come from all situations, even one as painful as addiction. See addiction in the community through the eyes of young people in Worcester by attending the show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Addicted: Images of Struggle and Recovery,â&#x20AC;? opening Thursday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m. and on display until May 13 at the Davis Art Gallery located at 44 Portland St. in Worcester. For more information on the Worcester Youth Center, visit

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Silhouettes are a popular theme among all the young artists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They felt that this better represented the diversity of ages, ethnicity, social class and gender that is affected by the issue of addiction. When viewing the artwork, all people can relate to the ďŹ gures with this neutral and universal approach,â&#x20AC;? says Swan. With the opportunity to share their beliefs on addiction in the community through a gallery show, the YouthReach Arts program proves to be a success in fostering a positive and creative outlet that sparks and engages important conversation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creating art brings us to this deeper level and also can help us feel empathy and compassion for those in need. Working with the teens from the Youth Center, I found that exploring the issue of addiction in our art brought about many great conversations of all the ways it affects people and those that they love. Rather than being judgmental and condemning, many of the students expressed the need for community support and love to help those who are suffering,â&#x20AC;? Swan states. Perry agrees with Swanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s statement and remarks how important it is for youth programs to promote the arts and just

A group drawing mural titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inner Strengthâ&#x20AC;? how vital it is for more to exist. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is a real need for after-school youth arts programming in Worcester. Many of our young people have expressed that there are limited opportunities or offerings to pursue artistic training at their schools. The arts can be so important to young people because art can function as a

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Peace Bird is mostly made from recycled materials, however, surface treatment was purchased new. Due to a lack of space in Pachecoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio, and for the ease of transporting, the bird was made in seven pieces, which Pacheco says take roughly 20 minutes to assemble into its ďŹ nal form. Media represented in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Biennial show includes painting, sculpture, digital art, ďŹ ne craft, mixed media and photography, the latter of which Katherine French, director of Danforth Art, who juried the exhibition, was greatly impressed by. While one artist working in each of the other mediatypes was awarded with Best in his or her category, three artists were granted the award in photography; also, the four honorable mentions given in photography is more than was given in any other media category. Of the 102 pieces on exhibit, 100 of them will be for sale with prices ranging from $200 to $2,600. Attend the ďŹ fteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial show at its opening reception on Friday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. at The Aurora Gallery, 660 Main St. in Worcester. The event is free and open to the public.

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Arts Council awards funding to artists, musicians Taylor Nunez

For over 35 years, the Worcester Arts Council (WAC) has made artistic dreams come true by awarding grants to individuals artists, cultural organizations, neighborhood councils, teachers and public agencies in Worcester. WAC keeps alive its main purpose with zeal. With a mission to â&#x20AC;&#x153;promote excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences,â&#x20AC;? the WAC selectively chooses creators and projects each grant cycle to give support. For the 2013 grant cycle, 42 Worcester-area artists and organizations were selected to receive a portion of the total $86,458 available.

Formerly known as the Worcester Cultural Commission, the WAC is comprised of nine members, chosen by none other than the City Manager, for a term of three years. The council works together to promote artistic expression

and cultural affairs around the city, in addition to appropriating state funds received from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Following guidelines to oversee grant applications, the WAC reviews each application and allocates a portion of funding if the grant applicant is selected to receive. There are two categories of grants available â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Artist Fellowship Grants,â&#x20AC;? to be awarded to artists to assist in developing their artistic work outside speciďŹ ed projects, and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Project Grants,â&#x20AC;? to support public enterprises in the arts/ humanities. All projects must occur within the calendar year in order to qualify. Based upon input received in 2012, this year the WAC gave preference to projects that involved arts education, public art, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s programs, music/ performing arts and visual arts. Council Chair Tina Zlody, who is also the program and event coordinator of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Clark University and co-founder/co-director of the annual festival stART on the Street, notes public input as an important and unique aspect of the councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the biggest thing is that the public are the ones that give us the direction and guidance where they want the funding to go. We have community input meetings where the public tells us their funding priorities and that is how we look at

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grants,â&#x20AC;? she explains. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grant recipients are a talented and creative crew, looking to expand their own gifts to the greater community in Worcester.

Sarah Williams Fellowship $5,000 Sarah Williams, a Worcester native, was one of two individuals to receive a $5,000 fellowship grant from the WAC. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art (most commonly known as MasssArt) (BFA), and the San Francisco Art Institute (MFA), Williams is now an instructor at MassArt and the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own Worcester Art Museum (WAM). Williams became aware of the WAC and their mission after participating in Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stART on the Street for the past several years. Applying for grants previously, Williams did not

want to give up on her goal and applied again for the 2013 grant cycle. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I believe strongly in, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;ďŹ rst you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t succeed, try try again,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; especially when it comes to grants because they are so competitive,â&#x20AC;? she explains. With the grant money received, Williams will be working with her husband to create a studio for herself and a welding shop for him. Williams has outgrown her current space and hopes that with a new, larger studio, she will gain more exposure and expand as an artist in ceramics and printmaking. The grant will go towards equipment (like a new pottersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wheel, â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Sarah Williams spray booth), building materials and supplies. Recognizing how long it would take for Williams to save money to create her dream creative space, she hopes to reward the city to prove her appreciation.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;This grant is a bit of love from my hometown and I do feel that it is necessary to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;pay it forward.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;?

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“After living in other metropolitan areas, I realized how important it is to keep and encourage creative people in cities like Worcester. This grant is a bit of love from my hometown and I do feel that it is necessary to ‘pay it forward,’” says Williams. Once her studio is complete, Williams hopes to teach workshops, hold fundraisers and become an active part of the community. “Without art, this area, or the world for that matter, would be a sad and uninspired place. Supporting the local art scene is vital, it enriches peoples’ lives and you can see the people of Worcester want it when you see the number of visitors at events like stART on the Street,” Williams says. For more on Williams, visit her website at

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communication the genre can bring. “One thing I want to do is push more live jazz performances around the city. Not just me, but many other fine jazz musicians live in this area. We need a place or places to play. There are many music venues for rock, R&B, etc., but not enough jazz in the city,” he explains. Though he spent much of his time in

us listening, being independent yet harmonic. It teaches us focus, diligence, patience and discipline. It teaches us teamwork in a non-competitive way; working together to achieve a goal. All these things help in life later,” Galindo marvels. To Galindo, supporting the arts like WAC does, is of utmost importance. “Organizations such as the Worcester Arts Council help bring these arts to the public when, otherwise, they might be overlooked and not learned from or appreciated.” For more on Jeff Galindo, visit

“Music is basic to humanity as a whole. Music is in our heartbeat, our breathing. It brings us together, it makes us emote, feel, live. It brings the community together”

Fellowship $5,000 Joining Williams as the other individual to receive a $5,000 fellowship grant, Jeff Galindo is a top recipient for 2013. A graduate and former professor at Berklee College of Music, Galindo is an avid and passionate musician. Born in California and moving to Spokane, Washington at the age of six, Galindo began playing trombone a year later. Later, after traveling to the East Coast to attend Boston’s Berklee, Galindo studied jazz improvisation and performance. Today, Galindo teaches private lessons, specializing in jazz improvisation and teaching trombone. Like Williams, Galindo applied last year for a grant from WAC but was not one of the chosen recipients. Figuring it couldn’t hurt to try again, Galindo was pleasantly surprised. “I was grateful and happy to be honored in this way,” he says. With his fellowship funding, Galindo has plans to share his joy for jazz and the

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Project: Vignettes: Chamber Music by Jonathan Blumhofer $5,000 Born in New York City and growing up in the Chicago area, it was not until 2004 when Jonathan Blumhofer arrived to the East Coast to attend the Boston Conservatory to — Jeff Galindo study music composition for his Master’s degree and later to attend Boston University to earn his Doctorate, also in music composition. After marrying his Boston over the course of the last couple wife in 2008, the couple planted roots decades, Galindo is adamant to bring in Worcester as it was close to his wife’s jazz to Worcester. “Worcester has such work. Ever since, Blumhofer has been a history of great jazz that needs to [be] heavily involved in the academic and renewed. The old El Morocco with Herb Pomeroy, as well as many others.” Galindo cultural life in the city. Today, Blumhofer teaches, composes and performs, in notes Worcester favorite Nick’s Bar as one addition to writing music criticism for of the few that have a jazz policy. Arts Fuse and the Worcester Telegram To Galindo, music is the lifeblood & Gazette. His teaching history includes of any community. “Music is basic to Worcester colleges Clark University and humanity as a whole. Music is in our Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and some heartbeat, our breathing. It brings us online teaching for the University of together, it makes us emote, feel, live. It Phoenix. brings the community together. Jazz, as A violinist at a young age and dabbling well as the other styles of music, help as a pianist, Blumhofer has always been us live together in peace and enjoy each familiar with a musical instrument. At just other. It is one of the great teaching tools 11-years-old, Blumhofer became interested for children and young adults. It teaches

in composition when he was assigned to transcribe a piece he was playing for a recital. It wasn’t until years later that Blumhofer would begin to seriously realize that he alone could write the music he wanted to write. A few years ago, when searching for grants offered to composers, Blumhofer stumbled upon the WAC. After participating in a composers workshop in New York City, a highly conveyed point of having quality recordings of work hit home to Blumhofer. Though he has several recordings of larger, orchestral pieces, he only has one or two recordings of his own composition. “So I resolved that I needed to remedy my lack of chamber music recordings and this grant is going to go a long ways to help accomplish that end,” Blumhofer says. The “Vignettes” project is a joint concert-recording venture consisting primarily of pieces Blumhofer has written since moving to Worcester in 2010 that will take place in Razzo Hall at Clark University. Blumhofer will be working with the Worcester Chamber Music Society, who will be presenting the concert. “The WCMS has a great track record for performing new music and championing it and I’m thrilled that they’ve agreed to be involved with this project.” The concert will be free and open to the public, and will be followed by recording sessions that are planned to be released in early 2014 as a digital album on iTunes, Amazon and others. Blumhofer is looking forward to performing the concert in Worcester and notes how the concert can affect the Worcester community. “I would like to emphasize the diversity of music being made in Worcester. It’s rare, in my experience, to encounter a program that’s Worcester born and bred, as it were, so I’m hopeful that this project will help demonstrate that there’s an active composition scene in town,” says continued on page 27


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Artist, scholar and living historian Andy Volpe may be dressed up like he’s from the 1470s but his live demonstrations are certainly not untimely. On Sunday, April 14 at V Organic Cafe in Upton he will be showcasing, selling, and demonstrating the drawing tools and materials that “old masters” used in the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

In addition to several pieces of artwork on display, Volpe will bring silverpoint styluses and feather quill pens for visitors to use on materials including wood and parchment. Silverpoint, also known as metalpoint, is an ink-like drawing technique that was introduced in the 1400s, made up of a mixture of animal skin glue and calcium known as “Gesso.” The mixture then goes through a process known as “sizing,” making the silver able to be used with a stylus. Volpe will be conducting an “active display” allowing visitors to draw with the silverpoint stylus and properly cut a feather quill to use on parchment paper. Silverpoint has been used since the 15th century, and was prominent until the 1600s until graphite and pencils came into play in the 1700s. Volpe says, “Silverpoint takes so long to prepare. It was much more difficult to use. It came back into fashion briefly with Frank Spella and Georgia O’Keefe in the1960s, but it’s kind of coming back again. Nobody can figure out why, maybe because it’s just so obscure. Today, metalpoint is a lot more conventional because people can mix the plaster with brass, copper, titanium, glass, gold and even paper clips.” With silverpoint, it is easy to distinguish when mistakes are made because mistakes can’t be erased when using the drawing tool, and they also cannot be used on standard paper. Volpe relates his art to possessing a human element. He says, “The reaction when people see how silverpoint works, it doesn’t work on regular paper, they’re shocked and amazed. I like to see how these techniques are actually done. For example, when you look at something by Rembrandt, you ask ‘how does this



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work?’ It’s a piece of copper, immersed into acid, and spread out. In printmaking, everything was backwards and took months to years to complete. They had to use [their] hands and brains to use [silverpoint], and they made mistakes. There’s a very human connection. Some people deify these works because they think they were perfectly made.”

while organic food feeds the body, art feeds the soul,” says Ramos. Of the café’s inaugural artist, Volpe, Ramos says “I chose him because his work is very unique. He works with Renaissanceera materials and I love anything that involves history. I think it’s going to be cool for people to see how he works.” Volpe is no stranger to presenting active

for his type of history and work. “There seems to be a bit of a lack of interest in older techniques and historic time periods. I’m in a Medieval and Roman group. But today, things like the American Revolutionary War and Civil War are much more popular than Medieval or Roman wars. People always know the year 1492 as they year Columbus sailed the


Andy Volpe with a silverpoint drawing. Opened in December 2012, the V Organic Café in Upton carries itself on the theme of satisfying the mind, body and soul. In addition to offering organic, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free foods and beverages, starting on April 14, café owner Veronica Ramos will be brining in different local artists and musicians every Sunday during brunch hours. “I decided to incorporate art because

displays. Speaking on previous shows, he says, “peoples’ eyes glaze over and ask why does it take so long? But then they try it themselves and they’re astonished. It’s pretty amazing to think at the time, this type of writing was the normal standard for centuries, but seeing it today, people are amazed at how it works.” A former employee of Higgins armory, Volpe definitely believes there is a need

ocean blue. I can show people armor from 1490s, so these things are still relevant.” Volpe has been in talks with Ramos about teaching a workshop in silverpoint at the cafe after his active display April 14. Look for an update on the workshop and take part in the active display on Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at V Organic Cafe, 62 Main St., Upton. Volpe’s artwork will be for sale.


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Blumhofer. In addition to bringing to light the different genres of music created in the area, Blumhofer hopes to bring attention to the WCMS, recognizing that the group is on par with other fine chamber ensembles in Boston. While hoping that the music he has written speaks to the audience, Blumhofer also hopes that local musicians and composers are inspired and encouraged. “I hope people who hear my story are encouraged to be involved in the arts - especially the performing arts - in Worcester. This a city that has a lot to offer already, musically, but there’s always room for growth, especially when it comes to new music. Don’t be scared off by it. If you approach new music with an open mind, there is much it will almost always give in return.” For more information on Jonathan Blumhofer, visit jonathanblumhofer. com. For more information on the Worcester Chamber Music Society, visit

year. This year, he applied for $3,000 and again was awarded the grant. The money will go to production costs for “The Wacky Factory” and his personal expenses such as gas, tolls, parking and props.

“This is a city that has a lot to offer already, musically, but there’s always room for growth, especially when it comes to new music.”

Eric Glass

Project: Worm City TV/The Wacky Factory $3,000 Eric Glass has an extensive history in the arts. Not only did he attend the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, he also sang in bands High Tide and The Eye, later recording his own CD, “Looking for my Banshee” (original music at Long View Studios in North Brookfield) and was a columnist writing “Art Market News” for The New England Antiques Journal. In the ‘80s, Glass owned an antique and art gallery in Worcester, Sun Galleries, and was the president and owner of First Enterprises, Inc. (Video Dimensions, Abaxial Graphics) from 1985-2010. Today, Glass is involved with teaching kids the art of television production and acting, in addition to his involvement with writing, filming, editing and producing “The Wacky Factory,” a television show geared for kids, for the past five years in association with WCCA TV-13 in Worcester. “WormCity TV,” another television show, is another product of Glass’ hardwork, but is temporarily on hiatus due to lack of funding. Glass is a previous recipient of grant funding from WAC, receiving $4,000 last




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— Jonathan Blumhofer Without the grant money, the future of “The Wacky Factory” would be grim, says Glass. “I am very grateful to the WAC for their support. For the first three years, I covered expenses out of my pocket, but I can’t afford to do that any longer. If not for this grant, ‘The Wacky Factory’ wouldn’t exist. The kids that participate in the show are learning about TV production, acting, lighting, audio, writing, and most important, teamwork and responsibility.” Each year, the existence of the show will be determined by what money is granted, but Glass hopes that the experience each child gets from participating in the show will help provide an understanding of the television business and what it takes to put a production together. Glass believes that no matter how many “The Wacky Factory” reaches, its importance is not lost. “My mission statement for ‘The Wacky Factory’ has always been to give kids an insight, experience and exposure to the art of television production. But beyond that, if we can reach one lonely, absurd and neglected kid and give them a laugh or a song to sing, that would make it worth it to me. I was a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for four years and I have a son and daughter - my son Jake was involved with both shows - so I know all the pitfalls and turbulence a kid experiences in this ‘new digital world’ we live in.” For more information on “The Wacky Factory,” visit



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When the breakthrough happened for rap and hip-hop, it first came up as a fun, new kind of disco with lyrics you had to really listen to. Then groups like NWA (despite its fabrication) and Public Enemy started to gain popularity and show how angry black America was. It helped that Reagan was in office. It helped that censorship was on the rise. The unemployment rate was high and people COREY OLIVIER felt divided. There was the sense that art would respond. Music definitely did.

album. A line like “holes in your shoes and shit in the meat, but the sun is still shining in the streets,” makes the listener aware, yet, on the same page with their anger. It is hopeful, yet educated. As is “Let Go” educated with the line, “the solipsistic truth is a sick situation,” with the beat not busy and the message neither. It is a meditation on blindly going through life, ignoring truths of what’s around. “Embers” also shows off Lost Profit$’ poetic ability by explaining to the listener that things can start with something small like a tiny ember. Maybe they should have taken their own advice and cut this down to something smaller and made a five-track EP with the absolute highlights, while still keeping the listener informed.

On the first listen of Lost Profit$’ first fulllength album “Lucrum Et Amissio” you can feel that same rage. The unemployment rate is stagnant at almost 8 percent. There are drone attacks from our military killing civilians in Pakistan. Hell, just a year Lost Profit$ perform at Ralph’s and a half ago Occupy Wall Street gripped the youth and media of America, and if nothing else, Unfortunately, Lost Profit$ seemingly got many people to question just exactly feels they need to show you how much what goes on and how our economic they read anarchists essays and ‘zines structure actually works. Lost Profit$ is (with the exception of “Family Matters,” clearly angry. They tell you about the a song about the distance the artists feel terrible things that are happening in our between their lives and the lives of their own country. They question your ability to elder family members). The reviewer leave the rigamarole of everyday life. They understands the need for protest music, tell you about how certain things are taken but Joan Baez and Bob Dylan stood the for granted and the need to change. All in test of time. Even after hip-hop took over all they are preaching. They are guiding pop culture, Dylan is someone who is you to feel and act in the way they feel: still used for questioning. At times, while just and right. listening to the album, you feel like you’re This album comes across as the perfect being cornered at a Clark (or a University way for a high school economics or social of equal social change awareness) party. studies teacher to relate to their students. The point is there is a way to explain the It could be like the new “Conjunction hardships and facts of life and maybe it Junction” by School House Rock for social isn’t through name drops of Goldman change. It usually falls short, much like Sachs and classism. Lost Profit$ is clearly half the tracks on this record. Don’t get poetically averse, so maybe through this reviewer wrong though, there are metaphor the music can still be relatable moments of clarity and precision. Tracks and the anger, like the hip-hop in the like “Sunshine” follow a simple beat and beginning, can shine through to a much the message is away from anger; it may more broad group of people. be one of the only optimistic tracks on the

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{ film } While her guitar gently weeps Jim Keogh

If her film biography is accurate, Violeta Parra was many things, but uncomplicated was not one of them. She was brashly brilliant, a singer, storyteller and artist who brought Chilean folklore to the People (capital “P” — she was also an avowed communist) from the Andes Mountains, to the concert calls of Poland, and to the Louvre Museum.

She also was impulsive — romantically and politically — insecure, and ever on the verge of a meltdown. Her eyes often flash with rage or fill with tears, seeming to plead, in the immortal words of Bill Bixby, “Don’t make me angry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” In “Violeta Went to Heaven,” screenwriter Eliseo Altunaga and director Andres Wood take us deep into the creative and personal turbulence that shaped Parra. The storyline is not structured in strict linear fashion, which is appropriate to the artistic sensibility of its subject. Through flashbacks we learn that her father is a teacher and a sometimes violent drunk; her mother is scarcely a memory. Dad teaches his daughter to play the guitar, the instrument becoming the single reliable entity of her life as lovers come and go and fame ebbs and flows. “Violeta” is borne by the intense performance of Francisca Gavilan. I knew nothing about Violeta before watching it, and Gavilan does a beautiful job of unraveling her, putting her talent on full display along with the charisma that drew people to her. The actress never shies away from stepping into Violeta’s inner world — a scene where she assesses her face and body in the mirror that speaks wordless volumes about her disapproving views on aging. The friends and relatives in her sphere almost seem to fear the force of her spirit. When Violeta decides to erect an oversized tent on a lonely Andean hillside to use as

a sort of cabaret, no one dares step in to warn her that the audience pool of local villagers and shepherds isn’t large enough — or interested enough — to keep the place viable. She bulls ahead anyway, oblivious to the I-told-you-so looks of family when the enterprise flounders. What I found most moving was the unbridled celebration of Violeta’s mission to preserve rural folklore and music. There should be a special reward for people who wander into places like Appalachia and sub-Sahara Africa and emerge with a recorded history of original songs and tall tales. Acting as muse, Violeta convinces Andean elders to pass along the music that entertained them as children and now sustains them as old men and women. The movie bursts with folksongs, some of which, I have to assume, would have been lost if Violeta Parras hadn’t ventured into the wilderness armed with her battered guitar, a charming patter and a keen memory.

As with many a biopic about a musician, “Violeta Went to Heaven” inevitably veers into the tumult of her later years (is a calm existence antithetical to great art?). Toward the end of the film, Violeta turns into the Chilean equivalent of the late comedian Lenny Bruce, who spent the latter part of his stand-up career railing against the government to coffeehouse audiences who just wanted him to be funny again. Violeta slams at her guitar under her big-top tent, belting protest songs for dwindling audiences who can’t seem to remember why they showed up. Not that she’d care. Heaven is earned when you play to a rough crowd. “Violeta Went to Heaven” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, and at 1 and 3:10 p.m. Sunday in the Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University. The film is part of the Cinema 320 series.


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Set back from Park Ave. and just a couple blocks from Elm Park, Park Grill & Spirits is the new American grill in town that promises a “Mediterranean Flair” and does not disappoint. Opened last year, the restaurant takes over the space Biagio’s Grille once served Italian-American food, and while it carries on the tradition of Italian specialities, new creation from the kitchen are welcomed additions.

Four pages of menu offer diners an array of choices; from homemade lasagna to a classic cheeseburger, traditional

dishes are sprinkled on the pages with more nontraditional items such as the cooked and chilled shrimp tossed in pico de gallo served in a martini glass. Several of the items are listed with two prices — the lower of which is for the lunch-size portion available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rotating weekly specials include appetizers and entrées. On a recent evening, Sicilian Mussels ($9) were on the list and proved to be distinguished. Flavorful, tender mussels in their shell were served in a white wine, butter and garlic sauce with salty capers, sauteed spinach and crumbles of feta cheese. The combination of vegetables, cheese and seafood had a “Mediterranean flair,” a term the restaurant has coined its American grill food as teeming with. There is an emphasis on homemade at Park Grill. All soups are made fresh in house and the restaurant boasts speciality pizzas and calzones made with homemade, fresh dough, specially-seasoned cheese blend and a homemade sauce that has been a family secret for close to 40 years. The first entrée on the menu is Park Grill Sirloin Tips ($16) and is deserving to be at the top of the list. Thick cuts


of marinated grilled sirloin tips are prepared as ordered with the request for medium being served as warm, juicy pieces of meat that are seared on the outside, accompanied by large slices of crunchy peppers and onions, all covered in an olive oil and balsamic glaze. While the rice pilaf isn’t a mark of excellence, the tips are some of the best in the area. Park Grill does an above-average job at giving vegetarians options — creative ones at that — beyond the salads listing. Raw vegetables are served alongside homemade hummus as an appetizer ($7.99), a vegetable harvest pizza ($9.95/$15.95) is one of several vegetarian-friendly pies, and the harvest ravioli ($15), is a

scrumptious pasta dish not to be passed up. Tender pieces of pasta, stuffed with creamy pumpkin filling, sit in a deep plate with a thick cream sauce that is not shy about its cinnamon spice, and is topped with roasted pecans, Craisins and fresh spinach. The dish is rich with a sweet flavor — making it dessert-like — and plentiful enough that leftovers are pretty much guaranteed. Beyond good food in the dining room, a separate bar area with large windows that allow the city’s setting sunlight to peek through, makes for a nice after-work retreat. In addition to local Wormtown Brewery beer on tap, creative martinis are part of the drink list. On select evenings in the bar, Park Grill hosts live music including an open mic every Thursday with Bill McCarthy.


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egFest, Worcester’s festival celebrating vegetarian and vegan food lifestyles d and the commitment to non-cruelty towards animals, returns this year with nationally acclaimed authors and advocates, and plenty of delicious vegan treats – for free. VegFest takes over the Worcester Regional Airport on Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Find more information on the event at worcestermag. com/blogs/worcesterdiversions. This week we caught up with four local vegans to find out their philosophy on not eating animal products, and while we were at it, their favorite vegan meals.


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How long have you and your husband been vegan? We

transitioned to vegan from Vegetarian about three and a half years ago, after being vegetarian for over 20 years. We became vegetarian at age of 25. Favorite dish to make at home? Vegan mac

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‘n’ cheeze with cornbread and kale. Favorite dish at a local restaurant? Kung Pao Wow at the Loving Hut and I love, love, love their Fresh Loving Rolls. Another favorite (take out) is the “Pepper Steak” at Belmont Vegetarian.

Ways you and your husband’s lives have changed? I feel that by changing my diet

I am doing the best I can to minimize animal exploitation on my behalf, eating healthier and more creatively. My main reason for eating a vegan diet has always been animal cruelty/killing; being healthier is a great added benefit.

John Bull 50-years-old Southbridge

Why did you go vegan? First being a vegetarian for some time I was well aware of the horrible abuses factory-farmed animals must endure. I wanted absolutely no part of that. In addition, both of my parents had died fairly young from cancer. So many studies show a strong link between animal protein and cancer, plus so many other diseases. I had come so far as a vegetarian for so long. It just seemed shortsighted not to take that final step and take a stand against this insane animal abuse, and at the same time increase my chances for a healthier, longer life. Haiku 258 Park Ave., Worcester 508-459-3033 FOOD ★★★★1/2 AMBIENCE ★★★★1/2 SERVICE ★★★1/2 VALUE ★★★1/2

You’re an equipment technician and was once in the military. How does eating vegan affect such a physical lifestyle? The experiences I

have several varieties of their own vegan MRE’s.

Three ways your life has changed since changing to a vegan-diet? I have always been

have had physically have been fantastic. My early military physicals showed my blood pressure was bordering on needing medication and my cholesterol was ridiculous. I was young, strong and active so I thought nothing of it. Then after another physical, my doctor said by the time I am in my 30s I will have to be on medication or I will have a short life. That was my wake up call. By the time I went back for my next year’s physical I totally blew this same doctor away. My new vegetarian lifestyle had my blood pressure and cholesterol exactly where it should be. When I switched to a vegan lifestyle the good effects just multiplied. Speaking as a gearhead, I became a fine running machine without all of that gunky fuel and oil. When blood can flow easily to your muscles and carry more oxygen to your lungs like it was meant to, your going to get strong and gain endurance. Plain and simple.

a physical kind of guy. Being vegan has enhanced my endurance a great deal. Especially as older age approaches. It has given me the chance to meet so many wonderful people that share in a common bond through vegan meetups and gatherings. I feel good about myself that I am not contributing to the factory farming complex that treats living sentient beings as if they were just another product put here to suffer terribly for the almighty dollar. Favorite vegan dish to make at home? Luckily my wife is great cook so she prepares the vegan meals. I would have to say that my favorite is a Sweet Potato Black Bean and Spinach Burrito. Favorite vegan dish at a local restaurant? For a sit-in restaurant, The Loving Hut on Chandler street serves some fantastic vegan dishes. Not only that, but the family that runs it will give you the friendliest welcome. One of my favorites dishes there is The Lemon Grass Chicken. For a to-go restaurant, I just love the mixed platter from Belmont Vegetarian on Belmont Street.

Are there many people in the military who are vegan? I became a vegetarian while

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serving my years in the military. I can’t recall ever coming across [a vegetarian] in the military back then, let alone a vegan. I took full advantage of it; the meat in my MRE’s were like gold. I traded it. One pack of meat got me tons of the best dehydrated fruit and vegetables an MRE could pack. (Laughs) Times have changed since then; lots of athletes and bodybuilders have gone vegan, so the military has caught on. They even [now]

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How long have you been vegan? About 11 years. (I was lacto-ovo-vegetarian for about eight years before that.) Why did you go vegan? I realized that even as a (lacto-ovo) vegetarian, I was still contributing to the meat industry that I believe is a needless killing of other animals. The dairy and egg industry is still linked. continued on page 35

Sarah Jane Nelson

Haiku is a lovely restaurant on Park Ave. It’s the kind of place you’d want to meet up with friends, but be prepared to wait for larger orders of sushi.

I had the Sake Avo maki. It came with succulent salmon and avocado. It was a rather simple roll with a wellprepared delivery. The salmon alone had a great slightly-fatty texture to it, and was well paired to the ripe avocado. This is one of the few rolls I’ve had with the seaweed on the outside of the roll, and made me slightly curious because the strip of seaweed didn’t wrap all the way around the rice; perhaps the generous cut of salmon over-stuffed the roll. Either way, I enjoyed it. Having stopped in with some friends for an early supper, we had to wait a while for our meal. However, lovely specials complemented this roll very well, so, overall, it was worth the wait. The Sake Avo maki will get you six bites for about $8. If you’ve got the time and are feeling adventurous, I definitely recommend asking about the daily specials; if you’re in a hurry or can’t seem to wait to eat, consider a soup or salad served first.

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VegFest returns to Worcester this year on Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Worcester Regional Airport. The

festival, organized by VegWorcester, celebrates vegetarianism, animalfriendly, environmentally-friendly and healthy lifestyles. Vendors at the event include socially responsible businesses, inspirational speakers, performers and those providing free samples of vegan food and products. Those interested in being involved as a volunteer, vendor or sponsor can now find a schedule of volunteer work parties or submit a sponsor/exhibitor application by visiting


A buffet dinner will be offered to diners at The Mill on Tuesday, April 16 from 6-9 p.m. with all proceeds going to Children Across America, a 501(c)3 charity that works to promote family literacy. The buffet is $12 for adults and $6 for kids younger than 10 years old. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston.


New Lands Farm will also be providing a CSA program to Worcester-area residents this summer. Fresh fruits and veggies from New Lands’ two farms, one in Worcester and one in West Springfield, will be packed and shared with participants from June 18 through October 16. Ethnic vegetables including mchicha and bottle gourds and traditional cultural recipes using the items, will be offered alongside common New England produce. Pickup locations will be at the West Springfield farm and Sutton on Tuesday afternoons, and at EAT Center in downtown Worcester on Wednesdays. Learn more at aspx.

The Museum of Russian Icons hosts a lecture

SUSHI CHEF HANK LIN JOINS AKAMON Hank Lin, known as “Lee,” joins Japanese restaurant Akamon in

Westborough as its full-time sushi chef on May 1. Lin worked his way up to being a chef in Japan and moved to the United States with his family in 1997, since which time Lin has worked as a sushi chef in Massachusetts. “Everyone should be able to enjoy an incredible experience when they dine out. At Akamon, there is that very personal touch from the moment you walk in the door,” says Lin. “Diners should always remember that it’s important to talk to the sushi chef so they can feel confident on what they order.” Akamon, 157 Turnpike Rd., Westborough.

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on North America’s embrace of vodka, how it’s overtaken American’s own native drink, bourbon, and why vodka has become so popular globally, despite being blamed for Russia’s soaring death rates. Patricia Herliby, professor of Emerita of History at Brown University will conduct the lecture on Saturday, April 20 at 3 p.m. Admission is $7 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers. WOO Card holders receive $1 off admission. The Museum of Russian Icons, 203 Union St., Clinton.


Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, formerly Playa del

Carmen, of Holden will donate 10 percent of its sales made Monday through Thursday, now through May 23, to three local organizations: Wachusett Youth Lacrosse, Wachusett Independent Scholastic Endowment, Inc. and Wachusett Girls Youth Lacrosse. Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, 700 Main St., Holden. mexicalisfreshmex. com.


business with a grand tasting event that will feature performances by the Worcester Youth Orchestra on Saturday, May 4 from 3-6 p.m. Dozens of wine will be available to sample and light hors d’oeuvres, including fresh-cut cheeses, artisan breads and liquor cakes will be offered. Wine and gift basket raffles will be held with sales benefitting the Worcester Youth Orchestra. The event is free and open to the public. The Wine Vine, 142 Highland St.


Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern is offering a special Mother’s Day promotion this spring. A complimentary $15 gift card to Jeffery Robert Salon will be included with all purchases of $50 gift cards to Peppercorn’s now through Mother’s Day. Purchase at Peppercorn’s, 455 Park Ave.


Peppercorn’s offers entertainment on the evenings of Monday through Wednesday with the week kicking off with Guest Appreciation Nite from 4 p.m. to close every Monday. During this time the restaurant offers $5 appetizers, large cheese pizzas for $6 each, $10 for a pitcher of 7 Hills Wormtown beer, $5 for a glass of Estrella and $5 Swedish Fish martinis. On Tuesdays from 8-11 p.m., a new game night called “The Board Room” invites guests to come with friends to play board games in the lounge. Games include: Apples to Apples, Battleship, Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, and others. Wednesdays is Stump Trivia with Kevin Barbare from 8-10 p.m. Winners of trivia receive a $25 gift certificate for first place and a $15 gift certificate for second place. Peppercorn’s Grille and Tavern, 455 Park Ave.

FARMERS MARKETS AROUND THE CORNER The Regional Environmental Council’s (REC)

community farmers markets begin June 15.

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A tasting of wines from around the world, along with snacks and desserts will be offered at a silent auction at Pakachoag UCC Church on Saturday, April 20 from 7-9 p.m. The auction give guests the opportunity to bid on original works of art, overnight vacation stays, movie, concerts and sporting event tickets, museum passes, restaurant gift cards, organizational memberships, gift baskets and CDs. Master Sings To Go and Malcolm Halliday will perform throughout the evening. Tickets $25. Pakachoag UCC Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn.



Nuestro Huerto is offering a 20-week CSA this summer. The CSA provides participants with fresh, local vegetables from June through October. Half- and full-share options are available. EBT and payment plans are welcome. Email for pricing and more information. The farm is located at 20 Southgate St. in Worcester.


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For a while, I was even vegan when I ate out, but used dairy and egg in my home that were carefully chosen for humane farming methods. However, the more I kept digging, I honestly found no farm that was truly humane from start to finish. You have two kids. How old are they? One and four-years-old. Have they been vegan their whole lives? Yes. My four-year-old son is so proud to be vegan, but he’s sometimes curious and sometimes tempted. (It is difficult to pass up milk chocolate on Easter.) When we are out, I empower him with appropriate information, and he makes a choice. It is so interesting to watch his development as a young vegan of a vegan household. I was worried about not being able to relate to processing the world in such a way, not having that experience myself. He is doing amazing in his understanding, and is non-judgmental of our non-vegan family and friends. He compassionately talks about being an animal rescuer when he grows up and teaching others to be kind to other animals.

You coordinated a vegan childcare cooperative for a couple months. What did lunches consist of? Each parent rotated bringing the

lunch for the kids to share. Some of the greatest hits were: mac-n-cheez, middleeastern chickpea salad, sweet potato soup, veggie dogs, noodles with peanut butter sauce, burritos. In the past, I have packed my son’s lunch for another home daycare program, and I’m sure I’ll need to do it again for kindergarten. He loves pasta. I am thinking of talking to the school about accommodating his dietary choicelet’s see what happens!

What are three ways your life has changed since changing to a vegan-diet? I’ve become

a good cook. I’ve grown an openness and appreciation for food- I mean, I grew up thinking lettuce only came as iceberg. I have met the most loving and conscientious people I could ever imagine and am honored to call them friends.

Favorite vegan dish to make at home? Well, while breastfeeding my youngest in the beginning, I discovered that she could not tolerate beans in my diet at all. I had to get creative with the protein, [so], I invented artichoke tacos! “They are so good, so good you see,” as Dr. Suess? would say. I layer: brown rice spiced with a quick, homemade sofrito, then chopped artichoke hearts that have been pan-fried with oil and spiced with Bragg’s Liquid Amino and spicy taco seasoning; [I add] chopped green leaf lettuce, black olives, and tomato, taco sauce or sweetened salsa, guacamole,

Vegannaise; and grated Rice Vegan cheddar - all in a toasted crunchy shell. Favorite vegan dish at a local restaurant? I love the stewed ackee or the roti at One Love Cafe; I really like the “Joyful Satay” at Loving Hut on Chandler Street; Ooh, the vegetable cutlets at Udupi Vegetarian Indian, which has a fabulous menu and always ready to accommodate vegan.

John Sanbonmatsu 50-years-old Arlington

How long have you been vegan? 27 years. Why did you go vegan? When I was in

college, I read “Animal Liberation” by the philosopher Peter Singer, which convinced me that our treatment of nonhuman animals is morally indefensible. We have no right to exploit and kill them. So it’s incumbent on us to abolish animal agriculture and shift immediately to a non-violent, plant-based diet.

You’re a philosophy (ethics and political and social philosophy) professor at WPI. How do you work veganism and animal rights topics in your classes? I teach a small seminar on human-

animal relations that covers a variety of philosophical problems related to our relations with the other beings. I also introduce animal ethics into my ethics curriculum.

What is the reaction from students to these topics? The first reaction everyone has to

actions, not merely words or theories.

Do you know any other employees at WPI who are vegan? There are dozens of vegetarians

and vegans on the staff and faculty of WPI.

Three ways your life has changed since changing to a vegan-diet? Becoming a vegan was

just one part of a much more profound personal transformation that involved learning to see the other beings around me as persons, not as objects. Some might call that a spiritual awakening. In any event, I would say that it has felt like the scales falling from my eyes. For the first time, I can see the world as it truly is: not as a playground and exploitable “resource” for us human beings, but as the home of millions of other sentient species, each with its own mode of consciousness and way of experiencing the world. I certainly feel healthier not eating animal products... but I’m doing it for their health, not mine.

Favorite vegan dish to make at home? There are too many! Pizza, pesto lasagne, risotto

with sundried tomatoes, lentils and garlic, chili, Szechuan tofu with string beans, enchiladas, and of course pasta with vegan meatballs. Favorite vegan dish at a local restaurant? I highly recommend the lo mein dish at “my thai cafe” in Boston’s Chinatown, a short walk from Park Street Station or Downtown Crossing on the MBTA. Fantastic!


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these issues when confronted with them is that they don’t want to think about it! That’s because so much of our identity is tied to dominating the other species, and consuming them. So most of my students come into my classroom with a very strong personal, even “existential” stake in maintaining the status quo and continuing to eat meat and other animal products. They don’t want to look at the horrors that go on in slaughterhouses, including on smaller, organic family farms, because it’s too disturbing. Nor do they want to have to confront their own participation in speciesism as a system of global violence. However, once students watch films like “Earthlings” (available free online), they begin to see the world a little differently. Some become vegetarians as a result of taking my classes. But, I’m more concerned that they come away from my classes with a new appreciation of the sheer scale of the violence and suffering we inflict on the other animals, and the basic injustice of it.

Do they learn that you’re vegan and if so, what is their reaction? Pythagoras, the first human

being to call himself a “philosopher,” (greek for “lover of wisdom”) was an ethical vegetarian, and self-described “pythagoreans” followed a vegetarian diet for centuries after his death, over 2,500 years ago. Many, many other philosophers and critical thinkers over the centuries have also declared themselves to be ethical vegetarians. So I don’t hide the fact that I’m a vegan from my students. On the contrary, I think it’s important for students to see that philosophy is about deeds and APRIL 11, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM


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Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from Hell. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Reality. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or Coffee & Jam with From The Edge. In an encore performance, the acoustic duo From the Edge brings their talents to the Coffeelands World Gifts Café in Clinton. The duo plays the best in rock from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and sprinkles in some of their own original songs to their playlist. Joe Renzoni and Mike Young have played together for several years, describing themselves as one voice and two guitars. No Cover Charge - $5 Suggested Donation. 7-8:30 p.m. Coffeelands World Gifts Espresso Cafe, 50 High St., Clinton. 978-733-4277 or Musicians Open Mike Night. Free. 7-9 p.m. Charlton Arts and Activities Center, Barn, 4 Dresser Hill Road, Charlton. 508-248-5448. 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. 7:30-9:30 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. Audio Wasabi with host Brian Chaffee. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Blues Jam. Host by “BlueSwitch” Come sing/play and have fun! Free. 8 p.m.-midnight Rivalry’s Sports Bar, 274 Shrewsbury St. 774-243-1100. Franco & Sam. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Jay Graham. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Open Mic hosted by Ed Sheridan. Come on down to

the Blue Plate Lounge for our weekly Open Mic night. Hosted by the very talented Ed Sheridan. Share your gift! Free. 8-11 p.m. Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. 80’s party every Thursday with The Flock Of A-Holes! with DAY ONE and TAN SOLO. Great bands opening tonight, DAY ONE ( Day One is a hip-hop collective based out of Central Massachusetts. Formed in 2003 and originally comprised of LouSixx (MC), Kut (producer/MC), and Nemo (DJ), in 2011 the group exanded, adding Stefano (keys), Danielle (guitar), Andre (drums) and Tom (bass). Their music uses a mixture of original material and sampling, combined with the band and scratching to produce an all encompassing soundscape. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or pages/Flock-of-Aholes/127019150125. 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! 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. 9 teen. 9 p.m.-midnight Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. Cara Brindisi and the Feather Merchants. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Karaoke. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Lucky! No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. Metal Thursday 198½: SEAX, HESSIAN [ME], CRYPTER, AXE RIPPER [MI]. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Thirsty Thursday with DJ Matty J. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-4380597.

Sex violence will be front and center at a community conversation with guest speaker Jessica Johnson at Clark University in the Fishbowl at Dana Commons on Thursday, April 11 at 4:30 p.m. Johnson is the founder of Jeans 4 Justice, a nonprofit organization that focuses on creating healthy relationships and empowering social change with the ultimate goal of ending sexual violence. Johnson will also speak at Clark’s Living Art Show, where models will exhibit wearable art that is created by Clark University student artists on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. in Tilton Hall at Clark.

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Dana Lewis LIVE! Classic Radio Hits from the 50’s to the 80’s “The Soundtrack of your Youth” Free! 5-8 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat. Start EVERY weekend with Nat Needle at Nick’s Worcester, 124 Millbury St. No cover charge. Thank Friday It’s Dr. Nat (TFIDN) is an unfettered romp through Nat’s musical imagination backed up by his hefty piano chops and hip vocals! Special guests are welcome to sit in, and often do! Help me make this the time & place to connect, escape, network, chill, eat, drink, and above all be merry. Remember TFIDN is pronounced as in “we can get lots more people TFIDN Nick’s to hear Dr. Nat!” No cover charge, but tips appreciated! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, Cabaret Room or Outdoor Patio, 124 Millbury St. 508-579-5997 or facebook. com/events/157775224387459/?fref=ts. Thank Friday it’s Nat 5:30-7:30 p.m.; then Cinder

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Upload your listings at Click the Night & Day toolbar, then choose Calendar to place your event listing in both our print and online weekly calendar. Conk at 9 p.m.! No 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 Bll Mccarthy @ Perfect Game. Free. 7-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Open Mic Night. Come on out and bring your gifts, talents and friends! This is a fun and entertaining night full of worship and fellowship. A great place for networking with other Christian musicians. Many ministries are booked at our Friday night cafe and other coffeehouses who participate in the open mic as well! Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Mill Church Cafe, 45 River St Millbury MA, Millbury. 508-865-1517. Chris Reddy Acoustic Loops from He’ll. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Boulder Cafe, 880 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-345-0008. Seven Hills Symphony Spring Concert. Of special interest will be Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme featuring one of the co-winners of our concerto competition, the cellist Zlatomir Fung. He is 13 years old (he turns 14 the day before the concert) and is a resident of Westborough. You will be amazed. In addition SHS will be performing the Andante from Symphony No. 1 of Sibelius, Chicken Reel by Leroy Anserson and more. 7:30-9 p.m. Blais Pavilion in the Aaron Lazar Research Builidng at UMass Medical School, 364 Plantation St. 508-799-4461, ext. 222 or Worcester Chamber Music Society: With Breath and Bow. There will be a 7 p.m. pre-concert talk. Program BRAHMS Two Songs, Op. 91 PISTON Quintet for Flute and String Quartet MOZART String Quintet in C, K. 515 Maria Ferrante, soprano; Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner and Rohan Gregory, violin; Peter Sulski and Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cello; William Ness, piano Reception to follow Sponsored by CocoBeni Confections Adults $30, Seniors $25 Children under 17, Free admission. Student Rush $8 with a WOO card (door sales only). 7:30-9:30 p.m. Congregational Church of Grafton, 30 Grafton Common, Grafton. 978-4562730 or 2nd Degree. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Back in Black - A Tribute to the Music of AC/ DC. High energy tribute with complete stage show, props and projections. Another captivating event in this acoustically sound venue. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. Josh Briggs. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Chooch’s Food & Spirits, 31 East Brookfield Road, North Brookfield. 508-867-2494. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Scott Babineau. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. The Invaders. A Great Band! $5. 8-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Town Green Coffee House. ‘The Jug o’ Punch’ has been entertaining audiences in Massachusetts and beyond for over 40 years! Their residency at The Old Timer Restaurant in Clinton is legendary. They have played at festivals, in pubs, on television and radio and in one particularly memorable instance, under a tin roof while hail was pelting down! Though band members and repertoire have changed over the years, ‘The Jug o’ Punch’ has always delivered a rollicking good time! Bottomless cup of coffee and homemade desserts available. Doors open at 7:15 $10. 8-10 p.m. First Congregational Church of Princeton, United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 14 Mountain Road, Princeton. 978-464-5414 or Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. The amazing TOOL tribute SCHISM returns. With special guests GREAT WINNER and ANARIA. This

YMCA Central Branch hosts an indoor/outdoor triathlon, including a 200 yard pool swim, a 5 mile indoor bike, and a 3.1 outdoor run on Saturday, April 13 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. YMCA of Central Massachusetts, 766 Main St. is the make-up date for the Feb show that got snowed out. National touring act since 2001, International since 2006. Actually endorsed by the band. “Tool is currently not on tour. If you’d like to see Tool, go see SCHISM”. Not many cover or tribute bands out there ever attempt to engage in the raw talent, mysticism, and magic that is TOOL. Great Winner: facebook. com/greatwinnermusic, ANARIA- Melding power and beauty, Anaria leads the nation in defining American Symphonic Metal, forging unique and memorable melodies - while retaining both strength and grace in delivery. Taking root in a primarily European genre, Anaria is uniquely American. $10. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or 9 teen. 9 p.m.-midnight. Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. Auntie Trainwreck. Hey AT Fans- Yes, your favorite Auntie IS BACK at Club KasBar! We bring our own brand of music and mayhem to the KasBar stage - won’t you join us for Classic Rock, Blues, New Country and Alt Rock to dance to all night long? Join the entire KasBar Staff as they party with us, and make sure you ask them for one of the Kas Bar’s famous Fishbowls. You can try to win a copy of our AT Demo Cd, our AT DVD, or buy one of our infamous AT T-Shirts. When Auntie and the Kas get together it’s always a crazy good time- be there! 21+, No Cover! 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Club KasBar, 234 Southwest Cutoff. 508-798-8385 or events/460000457398630. Eksi Ekso, Sparhawks, Harborlights, Build & Bind, and Makeshift Memorial! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Invaders at Greendale’s Pub. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, West Boylston St. NEW! “High Voltage Friday’s” High Energy Hardcore with DJ Chananagains! Every Friday Night! 18+ $10, 21+ $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. The Great Escape (Journey Tribute). JJ’s welcomes back the Premier Journey tribute! Rock out to your favorite Journey hits all night! $5 cover at the door. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. 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 Brett Brumby. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. DJ One-3. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Friday Night Dance Party with DJ Blackout. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. Karaoke. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Pho Dakao, 593 Park Ave. 508756-7555. 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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Far from Eden. Central Mass Dance Cover Band. 7 p.m.midnight The Cannery @12 Crane Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. Cafe’ con Dios. Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Main Auditorium, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-579-6722. John Ciambriello. Rock/pop/acoustic with clean vocals Donation. 7:30-10 p.m. Faith Baptist Church, Cafe con Dios, 22 Faith Ave, Auburn. 508-832-5044. Worcester Chamber Music Society: With Breath and Bow. There will be a 7 pm pre-concert talk. Program BRAHMS Two Songs, Op. 91 PISTON Quintet for Flute and String Quartet MOZART String Quintet in C, K. 515 Maria Ferrante, soprano; Tracy Kraus, flute; Krista Buckland Reisner and Rohan Gregory, violin; Peter Sulski and Mark Berger, viola; Joshua Gordon, cello; William Ness, piano Reception to follow Sponsored by the Bean Counter. Adults $30, Seniors $25 Children under 17, Free admission Student Rush $8 with a WOO card (door sales only). 7:30-9:30 p.m. First Unitarian Church, Gordon Hall, 90 Main St. 978-456-2730 or BB King | Hanover Theatre | April 13. Don’t miss the legendary Blues icon BB King as he returns to the intimate Hanover Theatre on Saturday April 13 for an evening not to be missed! Tickets onsale now! $47-$77. 8-10:30 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-571-7469 or php?showID=441. Four on the Floor. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Olde Post Office Pub, 1 Ray St., North Grafton. 508-839-6106. Hip Hop @ The Lazy Dog. GDP (NJ) Block McCloud (Army of the Pharaohs) Lunchbox Lunatics A.O. DRC DJ Manipulator *Special Guests DMG artists and Blacastan 18+ $10 21+ $8 $8 21+ $10 18+. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. The Lazy Dog, 31 Main St., Marlborough. 508-229-2264. JCDC. 8-11:30 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, Leominster. 978-534-5900. Karaoke Dance Party With CJ/DJ @ Eller’s Restaurant. Hey Everyone Come Down and Join CJ/DJ at Eller’s Restaurant Lounge for a Karaoke Dance Party. We will have a blast singing songs from yesterday and today and

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Speaker For The Dead/Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or events/473214932749054. Student Recital - Concert. Violin, voice, piano, trumpet and flute students of Pakachoag perform their most recent polished selections for family and friends. Student Recitals are a nice way to introduce younger children to the excitement and rewards that accompany becoming a musician; and for older folk to enjoy hearing the musical accomplishments of young folk. This recital features beginners to intermediates of all ages - early elementary through high school. Free. 1:30-2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-4 p.m. Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, The Great Hall at Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St., Auburn. 508-791-8159. Mark Robie. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800. Dana Lewis Live! Dana Lewis, Playing the greatest Hits from the 50’S to the 80’s. “The sound track of your youth” 7-10 p.m. Nancy’s Quaker Tavern, 466 Quaker Hgwy (Route146a), Uxbridge. 508-779-0901. APRIL 11, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM


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dancing too. No Cover! 8-11 p.m. Eller’s Restaurant, Lounge, 190 Main St., Cherry Valley. 508-868-7382 or ellersrestaurant. com. Ken Macy. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Boylston. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Dirt-RI’s tribute to ALICE IN CHAINS with SLATEFACE and special guests DEEP SIX!facebook. com/events/336211976496613. Jimmy D’Angelo and DEEP SIX will be on from 9:15-10:15 tonight. Slateface1 $7. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or Invaders at the Galway Bay Irish Pub. 8:30-12:30 p.m. Galway Bay Irish Pub, 186 Stafford St. 508-753-8909. Live Music. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. 9 teen. 9 p.m.-midnight Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. Bill Mccarthy @ Vintage Grille. Classic & Contemporary Acoustic and Not-So-Acoustic Rock! Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Vintage Grille, 346 Shrewsbury St. Dirty Deeds the Premier AC/DC tribute! Makeup date due to Nemo! JJ’s welcomes back Dirty Deeds! Rock out to your favorite AC/DC hits all night! $5 Cover at the door. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. Jean Mancini Jazz Quartet! No Cover. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. MT Presents: FACES OF BAYON, THE SCIMITAR,


TRUMAN HIGHWAY / DIRTY KINGS, and TITANIS! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. No Alibi. A Great Band! $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Second Saturday Spectacular (or Meatballs and Mayhem). 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508752-9439. Shamrock Whiskey. Come on down to the BPL to hear some great rock & blues with Shamrock Whiskey, featuring an array of covers & original tunes. 9 p.m. - 12 a.m. $5 cover $5. 9 p.m.-midnight Blue Plate Lounge, 661 Main St., Holden. 508-829-4566. Windfall Classic Rock Cover Band. Windfall is a classic rock cover band from Worcester, MA. windfallrock. com No Cover. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Wong Dynasty, Holden, MA, 176 Reservior Road (Route31), Holden. 508-829-2188. SEAN FULLERTON: Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Fingerstyle Guitar. Sean Fullerton has been a successful professional musician, singer/songwriter, recording engineer and producer since 1995. Specializing in Acoustic Blues, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar using 6 & 12 String guitars, a Dobro for slide guitar, various Harmonicas, stomp box guitar effects, live guitar looping and a vocal harmonizer. Dinner, Drinks, Music & Fun. 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035 or cigarmastersworcester. com. The Ed Melikian Ensemble at The Sahara! Come early and enjoy a great Middle Eastern dinner, then sit back with your favorite beverage and enjoy the rockin’ Middle Eastern sounds. This month we are featuring a SEVEN PIECE ENSEMBLE, with Rich Kazarian on clarinet, John Mitaras on bouzouki, Ken Kalajian on bass guitar, Leon Manoogian on

B.B. King performs live at The Hanover Theatre on Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. Tickets $47-$77.

darbuka, Gary Kashmanian on dumbeg, Bob Raphalian on electric violin and Ed Melikian on oud and vocals. Reservations are recommended at (508)798-2181. Catch us on Facebook and our website 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sahara Cafe & Restaurant, 143 Highland St. 508-798-2181 or “Tantrum Saturdays” Dance Party Every Saturday Night with DJ Tony T. Get ready Worcester for some great dancing to the beats of Tony T. If you are 21+ and get here before 10 p.m. 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. Watch for the surprise contest each week. 18+ only $10, 21+ only $5. 10 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227 or DJ Reckless. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263. Karaoke. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Pho Dakao, 593 Park Ave. 508756-7555.


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Foxfires, Gowl, Mean Man’s Dream, Sobriety High, Girls Just Want To Have Fun. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or events/228880490584739. Revolution Sunday’s! Drag Show Extravaganza Hosted by Lady Sabrina and Bootz! Featuring The Remix Girls, Special Guests, and DJ Whiteboi Spinning Beats! 18+ $8 & 21+ $5. midnight-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Jazz Brunch with Chet Williamson. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. Wachusett Music Series Presents: Katherine Glass Psychic/Medium. 1-4 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 59 Andrews Parkway, Devens. 978-365-2043 or wachusettmusic. com. Bah Jam Open Mic with A Ton of Blues. 2-7 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-4228484. Meat Raffle. That’s right come on down and win some MEAT! Steak, Chicken, Ham, etc. Stay for the Blues Jam with Jim Perry and guests afterward! Free except for raffles you

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. want to buy. 2-5 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Music by Tom Casey for The Big Read. In tribute to Mark Twain & his masterpiece Tom Sawyer, modern-day minstrels Casey & Company will present “Songs of the Mississippi”, a showcase of great music from the Mississippi River region. This family-friendly presentation will encompass a broad range of musical styles including blues, R&B, zydeco, country, folk, Broadway and gospel. Clapping, dancing, singing, whooping & heehaw-ing are strongly encouraged! Free. 2-3 p.m. Shrewsbury Public Library, Large Meeting Room, 609 Main St., Shrewsbury. 508-842-0081 or ROCKHOUSE Power Trio! ROCKHOUSE is a rock power trio that plays hits from artists such as Hendrix, SRV, Led Zep, etc. Great sound and light show! Come down to Rivalry’s 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 4:30pm. 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. Blues Jam w/Jim Perry. Blues Jam with special guests weekly Free. 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. Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Andy Cummings! No Cover. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and Restaurant, 124 Millbury St. 508-753-4030. 9 teen. 9 p.m.-midnight Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. Sunday Funday Karaoke with DJ Matty J. No cover charge. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. The 90’s PARTY BAND “HOW BIZARRE” featuring members of The Flock, The Vig, Squeezer and more. HOW BIZARRE! THE up and coming 90s tribute band from Worcester MA, specializing in mostly Top 40 hits (pop, rock, alternative, dance, etc) from the 90s, including songs by acts such as Chumbawumba, Deee-Lite, No Doubt, STP, Weezer, OMC, Cardigans, Nirvana, EMF, B-52s, Ace of Base, Digital Underground, and TONS more! We also specialize in FUN & DANCING. $5. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or

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April Vacation Theater & Arts Immersion. Joins us for “Just gotta Be ME!”. Love the arts and want a taste of everything? Join us for a week of music, theater, visual art, and drumming taught by seasoned artists, musicians, and actors. The week will center around what we know best - ourselves - empowering music and rhythms, artistic exploration, and compelling theater. Sample from all genres and immerse yourself in all things artistic. We’ll present a show on Friday. $320. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury, 19 Church Road, Shrewsbury. 508-791-8159 or Driftin’ Sam Politz 7pm-9pm; then Big Game Trivia and Karaoke 9pm till Close! No Cover. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Nick’s Bar and 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. Blue Mondays - Live Blues. 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Gardner Ale House, 74 Parker St., Gardner. 978-669-0122. 9 teen. 9 p.m.-midnight Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. 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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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. Clark University Chamber Concert. Clark University Chamber Music student performances. Free and open to the public. noon-1 p.m. Clark University: John and Kay Bassett Admissions Center, 3 Maywood St. Stephen Beckwith in Sterling MA. Luthier (guitar builder) Stephen Beckwith brings his handmade guitars and American Roots based music to the Harvest Grille every Tuesday night. Tuesdays are “Fajita & ‘Rita” nights so stop in for some great food and music in a relaxed atmosphere! 6-9 p.m. The Harvest Grille, 27 Main St., Sterling. 978-422-6020 or Open Mic Night w /Bill McCarthy Open Mike! 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. 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. “See You Next Tuesday” with DJ Poke Smot! Downstairs! Guest DJ’s and Bands each week! No Cover! Check our Facebook page { ralphs.diner} for guests each week. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. 9 teen. 9 p.m.-midnight Chuck’s Steakhouse, 10 Prospect St., Auburn. 508-832-2553. Jon Bonner. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439.

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Open Jam w/Sean Ryan. Open Jam Free. 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Live Music with Matt Robert. Matt Robert’s solo Wednesday night shows present a loose, rambling trip through the songbook he’s developed over thirty years of performing. The Worcester-based guitarist plays a blend of rootsy originals and interpretations of ancient folk, blues, and jazz, as well as current roots and rock tunes. Incorporating a wide range of guitar styles, including open tunings and slide, as well as mandolin and harmonica, Matt ties a thread between all types of seemingly disparate musical genres all with a sound of his own. All donations to the Worcester County Food Bank. ( 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508-926-8800 or Diana Krall. Join us this spring as we reflect back on five years of world-class entertainment during The Hanover Theatre’s fifth anniversary celebration, featuring special guest performer and award-winning jazz artist, Diana Krall. Ms. Krall is a three time Grammy Award winning pianist and singer who has sold 6 million albums in the US, 15 million worldwide and has won 20 international music and jazz awards. This special evening will begin with a black tie reception where you can join Franklin Square Society members, Founders, the theatre’s Board and staff in celebrating the profound impact our theatre has on Worcester and the region. $69, $89 and $110. Limited number of tickets available for pre-show black tie reception for $50. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. 877-571-7469 or

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OPEN MIC w/ FEATURE ACT. This Open Mic has been running for a year now. A great sounding room for acoustic performance. SongWriter’s Night the first Wednesday of every Clark University: Traina Center for the Arts, 92 month. Great food and friendly staff. Hosted by Brett Brumby, Downing St. all mics and cables supplied, just bring your instrument and Clark University: University Gallery, Hours: Noonlove of music! Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-8 p.m. & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669 or Wednesday, Noon-5 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 950 Main St. 508-793-7349 or 508-793-7113 or Wednesday Night Open Mic/local Musicians’ Clark’s Cafe and Art On Rotation Gallery, Hours: Showcase w/ Bill Mccarthy @ Guiseppe’s. 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday - Saturday. Admission: for gallery. Visit for info and the latest 310 High St., Clinton. 978-549-5822 or 978-365-7772 or sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@verizon. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. “Krazy Wednesday Jam Session” with The “Get On Up Band”. The music is Sutton Country Squares hosts its 49th anniversary dance on hot motown/funk/swing/blues Saturday, April 13 from 8-10:30 p.m. at Sutton High School, Boston Rd., Sutton. style. We offer a drum kit, bass rig and a full PA system for all to use, so bring what you play and “ get on up” Free. 8 p.m.-1 Art Gallery, Spark: A Celebration of Alumnae Artists from a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. Holy Cross, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-774-823-3131. Fridays, Saturdays, through April 12. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 Karaoke. Karaoke by Star Sound Entertainment 8 p.m.a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. 1 College St. midnight Dark Horse Tavern, 12 Crane St., Southbridge. 508508-793-3356 or 764-1100. Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Karaoke. 8-11 p.m. Rye & Thyme, 14 Monument Sqare, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, Leominster. 978-534-5900. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Karaoke. 8-11 p.m. The Mill, 185 West Boylston St., West Framingham. 508-620-0050 or Boylston. Dark World Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 Live Bands. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 179 Grafton St. Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. DZian Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Open Jam with Sean Ryan. Open Jam welcome to Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 65 newcomers also Free. 8:30 p.m.-noon Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Water St. 508-831-1106 or Boylston St. 508-853-1350. EcoTarium,Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 Wacky Wednesday Night Jam @JJ’s Sport Bar. a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $14.00 adults; open mic jam session, all are welcome. we offer a drum kit. $8.00 for children ages 2-18, $10 college students with IDs & bass rig and a full PA system for all to use. guitar players senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members free. please bring your own amp, great club, great food, great drinks Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer and great music... 0. 8:30-12:30 p.m. JJ’s Sports Bar and Grill, Express Train, planetarium programs & other special progra. 380 Southwest Cutoff, Northborough. 508-842-8420. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or Ladies Night with DJ Blackout. No cover charge. 10Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., 1:30 p.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597. Lori Martin. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Michael’s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Petersham. 978-724-3302 or museum.html. Place. 508-459-9035. Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 ADC Performance Center (@ The Artist Development a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-Midnight Wednesday, Complex), 18 Mill St., Southbridge. 508-764-6900 or closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 1157 or Anna Maria College, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton. 508-849Fitchburg State University: Hammond Hall, 160 3300 or Pearl St., Fitchburg. ARTSWorcester, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 1-4 Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday - Friday, 1-4 Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. p.m. Saturday. Admission: . 660 Main St. 508-755-5142 or Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or framedintatnuck. com. Asa Waters Mansion, Admission: $3 for guided tour, $7Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard. 10 for tea. 123 Elm St., Millbury. 508-865-0855 or asawaters. 978-456-3924 or org. Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Assumption College: Emmanuel d’Alzon Library, Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. 500 Salisbury St. 508-767-7272 or Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Library. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors Booklovers’ Gourmet, AP Studio Art exhibit by Bartlett (age 60+), $8 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under High School students, Through April 30. Hours: closed Sunday, are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Highland Artist Group, 113 Highland St. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 55 East Main St., Webster. 508-949-6232 or Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Clark University: Cohen-Lasry House, 11 Hawthorne Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Picture St. This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Exhibit, Through Feb. 28. Clark University: Schiltkamp Gallery, 92 Downing St. Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 508-793-7349.




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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 “One Icon” exhibitions, Through Aug. 20; Take it To the Curator, Friday. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 , Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000x17 or Old Sturbridge Village, Maple Days, Sundays, Saturdays, through 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. Call to Artists: Flower Show 2013, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through March 28; Open Show 2013, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through March 28. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508485-2580 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



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The annual vegetarian and vegan food celebration VegFest returns this year on Sunday, April 14 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Worcester Regional Airport, 375 Airport Dr. & 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: . 633 Main St., Fitchburg. 978-348-2781 or Salisbury Mansion, Hours: closed Sunday - Wednesday, 1-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 40 Highland St. 508-753-8278 or SAORI Worcester style Weaving Studio, 18 Winslow St. 508-757-4646 or 508-757-0116 or Taproot Bookstore, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 1200 West Boylston St. 508-853-5083 or TaprootBookstore. com. Tatnuck Bookseller & Cafe, Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 18 Lyman St., Westborough. 508-366-4959 or The Foster Gallery, 51 Union St. 508-397-7139 or The Sprinkler Factory, A Dream Within a Dream, Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, through April 25; Fridays in a Dream, Friday. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 38 Harlow St. Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum, Hours: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. 21 Prichard St., Fitchburg. 978-342-2809 or 978-

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. 297-4337 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, to Members & Children under . 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111 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 westborogallery. com. Worcester Art Museum, Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation, Through June 9; Looking at the Stars: Prints by Imamura Yoshio, Through May 30; The Allure of Blanc de Chine, Through Aug. 31; March Tour of the Month: In the Beginning: Highlights from the Early Years of WAM, Saturday; Zip Tour: The Charm of Mythology, 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, 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, Game On!, Through May 18; In Their Shirtsleeves, Through Dec. 31; Stories They Tell, Through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 30 Elm St. 508-753-8278 or Worcester Public Library, Art is 4 Every1 Spring Student show, Through April 28; Artist Reception-Wandering in the Woods: Art by Elaine Griffith, Saturday. Hours: 1:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday - Saturday. 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1655 or WPI: George C. Gordon Library, Invented - WPI Patents Past & Present, Through Oct. 31; when 4x4 = 8, Friday; when 4x4 = eight, Friday - Sunday. 100 Institute Road.

2493 or visit An Evening with Whoopi Goldberg - Friday, April 12. Generously sponsored by Southbridge Savings Bank, WHOOPI GOLDBERG is known throughout the world for her accomplishments as a performer, author, producer and humanitarian. Join us for an evening of her unique observations on current events and a wide variety of topics that are on her mind. Full price tickets are $58, $68 and $78 depending on seating location. 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, corporate partners, kids, students and WOO Card holders.. 8-10 p.m. Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, 2 Southbridge St. Call 877-571-7469 or visit thehanovertheatre. org. Laffing Room Only - Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13. Matinee on April 14. 3 p.m. $12 seniors/students, $10 seniors, Matinee-$10 everyone. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Southgate Retirement Community, 30 Julio Drive, Shrewsbury. Call 508-842-0867. “New Comedy Shorts” - Saturday, April 13. “New Comedy Shorts, the fall comedy hit which sold out two straight weekends at Destare, returns to Fitchburg’s Fay Club for a repeat performance. This evening of short comedies written by Sally Cragin and Jeff Van Amburgh will benefit Stratton Players Rebuilding Fund. Doors open at 5 p.m., with cocktails, and a buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The show will begin

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Friday Night Fun with Glassblowing: Beer Steins. 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 at the New Street Glass Studio. Students will choose their own colors and will be guided through the steps from gathering, to blowing the bubble, to shaping a cylinder, and adding a handle. No experience necessary. Materials: All materials are included. $80. 6:30-9:30 p.m. New Street Glass Studio, 35B New St. 508-753-8183 or Pottery + 1 - Date Night. Bring along a special friend and give the Potter’s Wheel a spin together! In a fun, relaxed atmosphere begin to learn to use the potter’s wheel to throw pots such as bowls, and mugs. You’ll practice on the wheel, under the instructor’s guidance, and decorate and fire your successful “first works”. Your evening at the Craft Center will end with a cup of coffee and sweets, before you brush off the mud and head out on the town. Limited to 10 students. Finished works will be available for pickup about two weeks after the

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that of inspirational artisans. Because of the time needed to view and analyze everyone’s work properly, class size is limited to 10. Nonmember $170, Member $160. 9:30 a.m.-noon Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or

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Heart Your Home Love Your Life Workshop. If you struggle with stress, depression, grief, issues with food, money, and intimacy, your home mirrors this! Let go of the notion that professional psychotherapy only happens in an office. To really get to the heart of the matter, we need to start at the very foundation–your home. If it’s happening in your home, it’s happening in your life. how your HOME mirrors your LIFE! In this interactive workshop, you will learn how your home mirrors your life, how your home may be keeping you STUCK in unhealthy patterns, and how stress, depression, and issues with food, money, and intimacy all show up in your HOME. This workshop is led by Anne McCauley, Psychotherapist and Founder of Heart Your Home Love Your Life, a Psychotherapy practice that works with people IN their homes and WITH


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Dick Doherty’s Beantown Comedy Escape - Fri & Sat April 12th & 13th Joe Larson Tammy Pooler 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! - Sundays, Sunday, May 13 - Tuesday, December 31. 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. Jose’ Murphy’s, 97-103 Water St. Call 508-792-0900 or visit New Voices 31 - Wednesday, April 10 - Saturday, April 13. New Voices 31 features 8 plays written by WPI Students and Alumni performed for the first time in WPI’s Little Theatre. Performances are free on a first come, first serve basis and reservations will be available at Free. 7-9 p.m. WPI: Little Theatre, 100 Institute Road. Call 774-240-

It’s Fan Appreciation night on Saturday, April 13 at the DCU Center when the Worcester Sharks take on the Norfolk Admirals. To show their gratitude, the Sharks will offer $2-$-2-$2 with hot dogs, popcorn and soda for $2 each. Worcester Sharks at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St.

after coffee and dessert. Topics of the Shorts include dating life, office politics, snooty restaurants and white-collar crime. Reservations may be made by emailing sallycragin@verizon. net or calling 978-320-1335. Checks should be made out to The Fay Club and mailed to 1138 Oak Hill Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420. Credit card and cash payments may be made that evening. $40, dinner and a show, $10 show only. Fay Club, 658 Main St., Fitchburg. Call 978-320-1335.

workshop. Registration is for 2 People. $79. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-7538183 or The Non-Traditional Photographer. If you continually find yourself taking the same shots over and over, this class is designed for you. Find new ways to look beyond traditional subject matter. Explore the form, light, perspective and then the mood and expression of what a photo communicates. Look at works by impressionists and abstract painters for the painter’s perspective. Tower Hill offers an outstanding working playground with its unique meeting of the natural world and

their homes-because our homes mirror our lives. After this workshop, you will never look at your home-or your life-in the same way again! $40/person if registering with a friend, $50/ person. 1-4 p.m. Flowforms Yoga Center, 195 Lake Ave. 617539-6891 or Making it in Metal: Silver Ring. This workshop provides a great opportunity for students to get one-on-one time with a professional metalsmith. By the end of the evening, you will have sized, textured, formed, soldered and completed a silver ring. $65. 1-4 p.m. Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road. 508-753-8183 or APRIL 11, 2013 • WORCESTERMAG.COM



Recycle Responsibly and Protect Your Identity! City of Worcester*

Free Electronics Recycling Collection Event *No Residency Requirement or Appointment Needed

Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:00AM — 3:00PM Rain or Shine

Residential Drop-off Center Worcester DPW & P 1065 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA 01607 Metech Recycling provides secure shredding of all data containing devices so no one can access your personal information. Metech Recycling is a Certified e-Stewards® recycler. Over 95% of all materials will be securely recycled for remanufacture. For more detailed information visit our website at

We CAN accept: Computers, monitors, televisions, printers, stereos, VCR/DVD, cell phones, power supplies and other household electronics. Complete list on back of flier or visit We CAN NOT accept: Air conditioners, dehumidifiers, microwaves, white goods such as washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers The City of Worcester DPW&P is pleased to offer this free collection event to our community. The funds for recycling fees associated with this event are being sponsored. For more information contact: Worcester DPW 508.929.1300 Metech Recycling: 508.795.1950 WORCESTERMAG.COM

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Build A Birdhouse. Instructor: Ann Marie Pilch, Tower Hill Education Director Assemble and decorate a “green” bird house, suitable for wrens, titmice and nuthatches. The bird house is made of specially laminated layers of recycled paper and will last one to two seasons before biodegrading. Learn all about the birds who might make your birdhouse a home and then go on a walk to our woodland birdfeeders to see the birds in action. Ages 6 and up. Non-members, $18., Members, $15. 1-2:30 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111124 or

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Boot Camp and Bites. Instructor: Sandy Campo Join us for some outdoor fun and games (inside if it rains or we still have snow!) where you will test your strength and endurance, then make your own healthy, fun snacks. Ages 7-10. Nonmembers, $25, Members, $20. 10-11:30 a.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Yoga on the Wall. Tied up in knots? Climbing the walls? Anita Perry of YogaAnita is offering a Free Yoga workshop entitled, Yoga on The Wall. This workshop will teach you how to use the wall as a yoga prop. It is perfect for begnners, people recovering from injuries, or advanced practitioners who want to add something new to their routine. Preregisteration is required. Call (978) 227-8297 or email for info and to register. Free. 7-8 p.m. Heritage Gardens, Leasing Office Activity Center, 58 Heritage Lane, Leominster. 978-537-8008 or

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Earth Day Crafts. Included with Admission Celebrate Earth Day while making a fun craft out of re-usable and natural materials. Your imagination is the limit - piggy banks, nature journals, vases, gift boxes and more! Included with Admission; $12 Adults, $9 Seniors (65+), Free to Youth under 18. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Yoga By Nature, Spring Session 1, Class 5. Instructor: Lynsey Smith Yoga by Nature class is about opening up to your body on a deeper level. Every class is guided to fit individual needs. Here, you will have the opportunity to learn about cultivating breath awareness, mindfulness, and feel how all of the elements of nature exist in you as well. Non-members, $15, Members, $13. 6-7:15 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or towerhillbg. org.

International Studies speaker April 11. Ambassador Adrian A. Basora, national security strategic and scenario planner, scholar and business leader, will deliver the international and conflict studies keynote speech on April 11. Basora will discuss the challenges for post-communist democracies surviving a continued Euro-crisis. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. Fitchburg State University: Hammond Hall, Ellis White Lecture Hall, 160 Pearl St., Fitchburg.

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Friday Night Lecture Series - Nature Potpourri. Our popular lecture series continues with wonderful presenters and a great variety of subjects. Small groups allow easy opportunities for questions and a chance to meet and talk with speakers after the program. Leader: Gail Hansche Godin, Photographer, Naturalist. Sponsored by Mass Audubon at Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary. $7 Adult members, $10 Adult nonmembers. 7:30-9 p.m. Mass Audubon: Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, 113 Goodnow Road, Princeton. 978-464-2712.

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Professor Emeritus, Dr. Thomas Turner, of Bridgewater State University presents “Lincoln’s New England Connections”. The Department of History and Political Science at Worcester State University welcomes Professor Emeritus, Dr. Thomas Turner, of Bridgewater State University as he presents “Lincoln’s New England Connections.” The Worcester State University Department of History and Political Science continues its second annual commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War. The department cordially invites area schools, Worcester community members, university students, faculty, staff and the general public to share in our commemoration of the U.S. Civil War featuring guest speakers and performance art. All events are Free and open to the public. Free. 2-3:30 p.m. Worcester State University: Student Center, Blue Lounge, 486 Chandler St. 508-929-8162.

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Super Singles Dance ® MA. Singles Dance 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Dance Lesson 7:30-8 p.m., Hors D’oeuvres, Music by Top DJ, Door prizes, Cash Bar, Friendly atmosphere, Best for Singles approx. 35-65 y.o. from all types of professions & backgrounds for socializing, dancing and general entertainment. Great for Professional and Business Singles in the area. (couples welcome) This should be a great night with great music, you & our MA & NH friends. Proper Business/Casual Attire required. Visit our website for additional info and dance offerings. ($12 before 9 p.m., $15 after 9 p.m.). 8 p.m.-midnight. Holiday Inn - Mansfield, 31 Hampshire St. Mansfield. 781-439-9401 or SuperSinglesDance. com.

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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 Square Dance. 49th Anniversary Dance. Matt McGovern calling and Margene Jervis cueing. Mainstream & Plus. Sutton

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The Swing Cafe. 6:30 p.m. ~ Beginner Swing Dance Lesson, 7:30 p.m. ~Swing Cafe. Admission $14. Singles and Couples Welcome. Like us on Face Book Dance2Swing/52362564399. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Leominster Elks Lodge 1237, 134 N. Main St., Leominster. 978-263-7220 or

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Cabaret Bellydance With Kaylin. This mixed-level class will provide a challenging and fun environment for everyone, whether you are a new dancer or an experienced one. Class content will include strengthening exercises, various kinds of shimmies, footwork, transitions, turns, hip and torso isolations, and variations of American and Oriental Style combinations. Students will also learn about the traditional Middle Eastern songs that go with particular choreographies. Bring your water bottle, wear loose and comfortable dance clothes, tie a scarf


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Street Beat Poetry Thursday - National Poetry Month Edition. Featuring poet and new author Patricia A. Glodis, reading from her new memoir of a beloved family dog in her book entitled, “Snooky.” This is Glodis’ first feature reading and we want to warmly welcome her to our intimate space. Glodis has set the book in the 40s and 50s in Quinsigamond Village so it is apropos that she launch the book here in Vasa Hall, in the heart of that same locale. Glodis, who writes poetry and prose, is a senior and the daughter of a Worcester police officer, and the story is as true as it is heartwarming. The open mic precedes the feature and we always break for homemade baked goods, coffee and tea on the house. Please support Pat in her first foray as a published author. Hosted by Anne Marie Lucci. Free and open to the public/hat passed to support feature/venue. 7-9 p.m. WCPA Headquarters- Vasa Hall, First Floor Performance Space, 1 Ekman St., Worcester, MA. 508479-7574 or

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Creative Pruning. Instructor: Angela Deller Have problems with out-of-control plants? Want to train plants to grow the way you want them to? Learn to apply the principles of pruning to all of your plants - from shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs and house plants-to create the form, size and appearance you desire. Take both of Angela Deller’s classes and save: nonmember $40, member $32. for both! Non-members, $22., Members, $18. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111, ext. 124 or Sustainable Gardening. Instructor: Angela Deller Have problems with out of control plants? Want to train plants to grow the way you want them to? Learn to apply the principles of pruning to all of your plants - from shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs and house plants, to create the form, size and appearance you desire. Take both of Angela Deller’s classes and save: nonmember $40, member $32. for both! Non-members, $22., Members, $18. 1:30-3 p.m. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive, Boylston. 508-869-6111124 or

lectures >Thursday 11

Country Squares. 8-10:30 p.m. Sutton High School, 383 Boston Road, Sutton. Super Singles Dance ® MA. Singles Dance 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Dance Lesson 7:30-8 p.m., Hors D’oeuvres, Music by Top DJ, Door prizes, Cash Bar, Friendly atmosphere, Best for Singles approx. 35-65 y.o. from all types of professions & backgrounds for socializing, dancing and general entertainment. Great for Professional and Business Singles in the area. (couples welcome) This should be a great night with great music, you & our MA & NH friends. Proper Business/Casual Attire required. Visit our website for additional info and dance offerings. ($12 before 9 p.m., $15 after 9 p.m.). 8 p.m.-midnight. Doubletree by Hilton, 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough. 781-439-9401 or


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ESTATE SALE Garage/ Yard Sale Sat. 4/13 9-2, Rain date Sun. 4/14. Many household items, some furniture items, we are down sizing, great prices. 14 Bean Rd. Sterling ITEMS UNDER $2,013 Admiral Stereo 1963 Floor Model & LP’s. Radio & all redwood settings work. $340 Cash 508-829-9892 Beautiful Din Set Glass Top Table w/6 Chairs 2 w/arms $400 call 508-853-8857

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Fitchburg $54,900

1 bedroom 1 bath condo. Monthly association fee covers Master Insurance, Security, Laundry Facilities, Exterior Maintenance, Landscaping, Snow Removal.  Aberman Associates Inc. Yasmin Loft 978-537-4971 x 61


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Lunenburg $109,900

3 br 1 and 1/2 bath cottage. Convenient location yet off the heavy traveled road. Looking for the house to make your own at a price you can afford? This is it - Situated on a corner lot, spacious yard, some updates completed. One bedroom is a walk-thru to an additional bdrm. 2 enclosed porches, do not miss this opportunity. priced way below assessed value.  Aberman Assoc Inc.  Sandra DeRienzo 978-537-4971 x 42

West Boylston $269,900

Gardner $199,900

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

West Boylston $209,900

Fitchburg $169,900

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

Fitchburg $199,900

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



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

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

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

Lunenburg $269,900

New Price!!! Country Colonial sets back on 1.58 level acres. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, 28 x 28 cathedral ceiling family room, living room with ďŹ replace. Applianced kitchen. Master bedroom with large walk in closet. Wall to wall carpeting throughout. Oversized 2 car garage, additional storage space, full walk out basement. Two large attaching decks, backup generator bracker box hard wired to house. Great Value at this price. Aberman Assoicates, Inc.  Anna Mary Kraemer 978-537-4971 x 25

Clinton $219,900

Not your regular boring townhouse, the Bolton is a one and a half story contemporary ďŹ&#x201A;oor plan offereing spacious 2nd ďŹ&#x201A;oor with laundry, 2 bedrooms, pullman bath off the master with 2 vanities, loft landing ideal for ofďŹ ce or den. First ďŹ&#x201A;oor is formal livingroom, family room, dining, equipped kitchen with opening to dinining. see through ďŹ replace from family room and dining room Aberman Assoc Inc Paula Savard 978-537-4971 x 14

Townsend $279,900

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

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Springing Into Action! Aprilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fun Reader Photo Feature!

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Spring is a wonderful time to welcome a new pet into your home. Are you thinking about it? If so, please do consider all of the wonderful animals that are up for adoption at your local animal shelter. Thank you to those who have already adopted/rescued and to those who are considering it! And a big “Thank You” to those who work and volunteer at all of the shelters! Happy Spring!!! We are seeking sponsors for future issues. You do not need to be a pet related business to sponsor a pet. The more sponsors we get, the more pets we will feature. If your business would like to sponsor a pet, please call Carrie at 978-728-4302 or email by May 10th to be in our next ADOPT-A-PAWS on May 16th. Together we can make a difference! WORCESTERMAG.COM

• A P R I L 11, 2 0 13 LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES TOWN OF MILLBURY A PUBLIC HEARING MILLBURY BOARD OF APPEALS In accordance with Chapter 40A of the Massachusetts General Law and the Zoning Ordinances of the Town of Millbury, a public hearing will be held in the hearing room of the Municipal Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 At: 7:00 p.m. To act on a petition from: Jennifer Dufresne, 276 Turnpike Rd., Sutie 221, Westboro, MA For a Variance in the Millbury Zoning Ordinance relative to: frontage in order to subdivide parcel at 25 Upton St., Millbury, MA and create a second buildable single-family home lot similar to existing lots and homes in the area. All interested parties are invited to attend. Richard P. Valentino, Chairman Millbury Board of Appeals 4/11, 4/18/2013 MS

Millbury Board of Selectmen Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Solid Waste Management Reforms MILLBURY – The Millbury Board of Selectmen will hold public hearings starting next week on a proposal to streamline and reform its Solid Waste regulations. This proposal is to implement a SMART (Save Money And Reduce Trash) Program at the Transfer Station, beginning July 1, 2013, with the goals of reducing the volume of trash entering the waste stream, and increasing recycling. The public hearings are scheduled for: • Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. – Millbury Library, 128 Elm Street, Millbury • Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. – Location to be determined Robert D. McNeil III 508-865-9143 4/4, 4/11/2013 MS

TOWN OF MILLBURY MILLBURY BOARD OF HEALTH On March 13, 2013 the Millbury Board of Health voted to enact a regulation entitled “Restricting the Sale of Tobacco Products and Nicotine Delivery Products”. The regulation includes mandated signage for the retail environment for cessation referral information and that the sale of Nicotine Delivery Products to those under the age of eighteen (18) is prohibited. The regulation bans the sale of blunt wraps, vending machines, self service displays and commercial roll your own machines. It also requires that single, cheap cigars be sold in packages of no less than four (4) (with the exception of those single cigars that are priced $2.50 or higher), and increases the tolling period from twelve (12) to twenty four (24) months. The regulations will go into effect on May 01, 2013. For a copy of these regulations, please call the Millbury Board of Health (508) 865-4721. Judith A. O’Connor, Agent Millbury Board of Health 4/11/2013 MS

TOWN OF MILLBURY MILLBURY PLANNING BOARD 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, April 22, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. at the Library, 128 Elm Street, Millbury, MA on the following proposed amendment to the Millbury Zoning Bylaws: Article 3 by adding a new Section 36 Temporary Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers, that would specify the purpose of the moratorium, define Medical Marijuana Treatment Center, and specify the term that the moratorium will be in effect. The complete text of proposed amendment is available for public viewing in the Planning Office at the Municipal Office Building during regular office hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on these articles should appear at the time and place designated above. Richard Gosselin Chairman 4/4, 4/11/2013



Notice is hereby given by Pat’s Service Center of 5 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA, pursuant to the provisions of Mass G.L c. 255, Section 39A, that they will sell the following vehicles on or after April 19, 2013 by private sale to satisfy their garage keeper’s lien for towing, storage, and notices of sale:

By virtue of and in execution of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Shawn R. Conley and Susan M. Conley to American General Financial Services, Inc., dated May 22, 2007  and recorded at   Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 41202, Page 287 of which mortgage Springleaf Financial Services of Massachusetts, Inc., formerly known as American General Financial Services, Inc. is the present holder for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclosing the same, the mortgaged premises located at 295 Manchaug Road, Manchaug (Sutton), MA 01526 will be sold at a Public Auction at 4:00 PM on April 29, 2013, at the mortgaged premises, more particularly described below, all and singular the premises described in said mortgage, to wit: The land, with the buildings and improvements thereon, situated on Manchaug Road in the Town of Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, and being shown as Parcel A on a plan of land entitled: “Plan of Property Manchaug Road, Sutton, Massachusetts owned by Shawn R. Conley and Susan M. Conley Scale 1” = 60’ dated July 10,2003”, which plan is recorded with the Worcester Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 799, Plan 122, and to which plan reference is made for a more particular description. Subject to and with the benefits of any and/or all rights, restrictions, covenants and easements of record insofar as the same may be in force and applicable. Map 48, Lot 44 For mortgagor’s title see deed recorded with the Worcester County (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in Book 21977, Page 66. Excepting Parcel B that was conveyed in deed recorded at said Registry of Deeds in Book 43429, Page 364. The premises will be sold subject to any and all unpaid taxes and other municipal assessments and liens, and subject to prior liens or other enforceable encumbrances of record entitled to precedence over this mortgage, and subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, reservations and conditions of record and subject to all tenancies and/or rights of parties in possession Terms of the Sale: Cash, cashier’s or certified check in the sum of $5,000.00 as a deposit must be shown at the time and place of the sale in order to qualify as a bidder (the mortgage holder and its designee(s) are exempt from this requirement); high bidder to sign written Memorandum of Sale upon acceptance of bid; balance of purchase price payable in cash or by certified check in thirty (30) days from the date of the sale at the offices of mortgagee’s attorney, Korde & Associates, P.C., 321 Billerica Road, Suite 210, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 or such other time as may be designated by mortgagee. The description for the premises contained in said mortgage shall control in the event of a typographical error in this publication.” Other terms to be announced at the sale.           Springleaf Financial Services of Massachusetts, Inc., formerly known as American General Financial Services, Inc. Korde & Associates, P.C. 321 Billerica Road Suite 210 Chelmsford, MA 01824-4100 (978) 256-1500 (12-007307-FC01/Conley)(04-04-13, 04-11-13, 04-18-13)(298117) MS

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe VIN# KM8SC83D71U071909 1997 Dodge Dakota VIN# 1B7GG23X5VS283022 2003 Toyota Camry VIN# 4T1BE32K23U217293 2000 Ford Taurus VIN# 1FAFP55UXYA270802 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer VIN# 1GNDT13S872187568 2005 Honda Odyssey VIN# 5FNRL38735B000679 2004 Toyota Sienna VIN# 5TDBA22C24S014462 2010 Nissan Rogue VIN# JN8AS5MV7AW609185 Signed, Pat Santa Maria, owner Pat’s Service Center 4/4, 4/11, 4/18

TOWN OF MILLBURY CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 8:00 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Notice of Intent from the Town of Millbury Department of Public Works for drainage improvement work at 15 Stowe Road. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 4/11/2013 MS


Living the Classifieds’ Lifestyle! Spring is such a wonderful time of year! Everything feels so new. With the long winter, thoughts of new home projects are surely on the mind. We have so many quality service providers advertising with us. What do you need for your home? Check out our Service Directory for all of your home project needs. We here at Central Mass Classifieds love animals! Each month we hope that you do look at and consider the wonderful animals in our Adopt-APaws section. Making a difference in a needy animal’s life will truly make a difference in your life as well. We greatly appreciate all of our advertisers that sponsor an animal that needs rescuing! When you utilize their business please do let them know where you saw their ad. It is definitely Yard Sale and Flea Market season. And spring is always great for cleaning-out. Are you planning a yard sale? Our Yard Sale & Flea Market is a perfect place for you to advertise. Do you love Flea Markets with all kinds of bargains? We have two great places for you to go! Check them out in the Directory! Are you thinking of moving? We have some beautiful quality homes listed in our Real Estate section. When you move don’t forget to advertise your Yard Sale with us! What would you like to see more of in Central Mass Classifieds? Is there something that you aren’t seeing? We are always open to suggestion! Keep It Classy!

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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. WO13P1070EA Estate of: Florence B Tudor Date of Death: 02/26/2013 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: Roger L Tudor of Oxford MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: Roger L Tudor of Oxford MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 04/30/2013. This is NOT a hearing date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceeding. If you fail to file a timely written appearance and objection followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further notice to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Representative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not required to be filed with the Court, but recipients are entitled to notice regarding the administration from the Personal Representative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets and expenses of administration. WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First Justice of this Court. Date: April 03, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham, Register of Probate 04/11/2013 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at 7:00PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA. The purpose of this hearing is to review a Request for Determination of Applicability submitted to the Conservation Commission by James Smith, Town Administrator, Sutton, MA. The project consists of verifying the presence or absence of vernal pool indicator species based on consultant’s finding. Provide determination as to whether a vernal pool is present or not, on Map 30, Parcel 61, for Central Turnpike, in Sutton. This notice is publicized in accordance with the provisions of General Law Chapter 131, Section 40 commonly known as the Wetlands Protection Act, and the Sutton Wetlands and Riverfront District Administration Bylaw. 4/11/2013 MS



MILLBURY CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Millbury Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:15 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street to act on a Request for Determination of Applicability from TEC Associates for work to perform vegetation management along Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad rights-of-way within Millbury. Said work falls under the jurisdiction of the Wetlands Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 131, Section 40. Donald Flynn Chairman 4/11/2013 MS




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Two minutes with...

Rich Roll

At the age of 40, Rich Roll lost 50 pounds, adopted a vegan diet, and completed his first ever Ultraman competition. Roll is an advocate of plant-based food diets and on April 14 he will be visiting Worcester for the first time to speak at the 2013 Worcester VegFest, held at Worcester Regional Airport. In 2009, Men’s Fitness named Roll one of the top “25 Fittest Men” and after completing five ironman distance triathlons in under a week, placing as a top finisher in the Ultraman World Championship, and writing a bestselling book, it is safe to say that Rich is on a roll.

Rich Roll will be at VegFest Worcester 2013 on Sunday, April 14 and speak from 3:30-4:15 p.m. He will be signing copies of his book, “Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself” after the talk. The book will be available for purchase at the festival.

What made you decide to become vegan? I had been a junk-food junky for many, many years until I had a health scare. I was almost 40 years old and 50 pounds overweight. One night, I was heading upstairs and I had to take a break. I thought I was having a heart attack. I then realized I needed to take control of my health in a different way.

What does your diet regimen consist of? A wide variety of plant-based food, natural state veggies, fruits, whole grains, seeds, legumes. When people hear “vegan” they think you’re eating salad all day and that’s not the case. What I don’t eat is processed foods primarily, and I don’t eat anything with a mother or a face.

How difficult is it to become fit from a strictly vegan diet? I think a

misconception that people think it’s difficult to become fit from a vegan diet. I think it’s the opposite. My diet turbocharged me and gave me heightened energy. After starting my diet, I needed to burn off all this unexpected energy. By staying on this diet, I’m able to keep my energy high with no post-lunch coma. I am able to recover quickly, train harder and longer and protracted over a number of years, my performance gains.

Do you know any other vegan athletes? Sure. There are quite a few, and there are more and more every day. Plantbased nutrition has never been more popular and mainstream. I would say, there are many athletes that have experienced what I have. MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) is common.

Should people consider being vegan? I think so, I’m not here to tell people

means to be enlightened and golden retrievers are enlightened in the way they behave.

Does your dog eat a vegan diet? (Laughs) We played around with that idea for a bit but dogs are obligate carnivores. That’s how they’re wired. Do you have any conventional diet tips or recipes that people can use in their daily diet regimen that are animal-free? The first thing you should do is release this idea of being perfect. Some people are interested in trying a vegan diet, so they do it for a week and slip up and then they abandon it. It’s a healthier and better approach to make small changes over time, don’t judge yourself if you make a mistake. You can start by switching milk for almond milk or coconut milk. You can start to build meals around plant-based foods. If you’re not ready to let go of that chicken or beef, make it a tiny entrée or a tiny side dish. Americans tend to

what to say, think or do. I can just share my experience and what it does for me. I’m not here to preach, I’m only here to share that it’s revolutionized PHOTO SUBMITTED my life. Each year 935,000 Americans suffer from heart attacks, diabetes rates are through the roof, 40 percent of our country is obese and this is because of our food and lifestyle problem. These diseases are food-borne and from lifestyle choices. Nobody needs to have a heart attack.

In the six months that you trained before your first Ultraman, what did your diet and exercise consist of? It built slowly at first, if anyone is a runner out there, they know that six months is a lot of time to prepare for this race. My instinct would have been to run nonstop but I actually built it up gradually and incrementally, I didn’t want to be injured. I was cautious and judicious, toward the end I got up to about 25 hours a week, and a really long ride on Saturday and Sunday to an upwards of eight or nine hours. I did morning and afternoon workouts, swimming, running and biking.

I read that you own a golden retriever. His name is Bodhi - a buddhist term have you studied or practiced Buddhism? Yeah, my wife and I met in a yoga class. Yoga and meditation are a big part of my life, and that type of spiritual thinking helps my fitness. Dogs are my favorite animal. Bodhi

was adjusting to this lifestyle change that I’ve been able to maintain for six years. When I was getting sober, I never thought there was anything harder than doing that change. The important thing is learning to make sustainable changes and staying away from rubber band diets.

What is your favorite “guilt” food? I love coconut milk ice cream. Vegans can still eat junk food too. A huge weakness for me is greasy and salty foods. French fries are dangerous for me but if there is a day when I train really hard, I’ll indulge myself now and then.

What do you think about greyhound racing, horse racing, and animal competitions? Before I changed my

diet, the animal rights issue wasn’t a motivating issue for me. After being a vegan for six years now, it’s hard for me to not become aware and alarmed at how we treat animals in our farms and food systems like they’re products. The level to which we abuse animals is deplorable.

What is your favorite music to listen to while exercising? I like Radiohead

and Ryan Adams. Sometime my training is so long I’ll go insane if I listen to it for too long. So I like to listen to audio books and podcasts, it’s an active meditation. I’ll usually play music for the last hour.

What is one thing left to do on your bucket list? I would like to

bike and swim my way across the United States, visiting schools and organic farms on the way. It’d be nice to learn how these are grown and what’s wrong with our current system. I would educate these kids about healthy-eating lifestyles.

What did you have for Easter Dinner?

focus on a meal being focused on meat with a veggie side dish. We can reverse that.

Where was your favorite place to ever run, bike, swim or compete? Kahala, on the Northwest corner of Hawaii. This will always have a special place in my heart. My journey began for me here and it changed my life.

What was tougher: giving up drugs and alcohol or losing 50 pounds? I think

losing 50 pounds was tougher than becoming sober. More importantly, it

We had friends over; one family has a huge organic garden so they brought a giant bushel of beets, kale, and greens. We had several different dishes, salads made of lentils and veggies and kale chips. We had a delicious cacao plate for dessert.

What is your favorite food? I’d have to

say avocado. Avocado sandwiches, avocado vegan nachos, avocado burritos, avocado salad, I’ll eat them raw with a spoon. They are great with vitamin smoothies for pre- and postworkouts.

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