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hen I began work on the story about Becker’s exhibit of the various works of local artist/legend Jacob Knight, all my memory could conjure was images of the quaint paintings he did of a bunch of small Massachusetts towns west of here. The story, as it always does, took me by surprise upon talking to Don Cadoret and Stephen DiRado, contemporaries of Knight, who were profoundly inuenced by him. And once I toured Becker’s collected works to be exhibited with archivist Nancy Richards, the man came alive. I experienced the thrill of being a tiny link in a big chain, ďŹ lling in information wherever I could to a largely incomplete picture of a bigger-than-life person, who had just recently roamed our back yards. From the artifacts, leapt places, like The Blue Plate in Holden (and Tiny Stacey), Worcester’s Coffee Kingdom, and names, like Union Music’s Carl Kamp. It amazed me how this guy really got the start of so many who knew him, and history, as they say, came alive. Jacob Knight’s book has yet to be written, and his admirers seem intent upon keeping his name alive. Hmmm, I could use a book project right now.

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May 9 - 15, 2013 ■ Volume 38, Number 36

Break-ins on the rise in Worcester

Walter Bird Jr.

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s staffing levels at the police department dropped in recent years, break-ins around the city have been on the rise and they are headed back up again in 2013 with 744 combined breaks into residences and businesses between Jan. 1 and April 30. There were 678 over that same span last year. It puts the city on pace for more than 2,200 — there were 2,040 in 2012, according to Police Chief Gary Gemme — and that is not including motor vehicle break-ins and larcenies. There were 536 motor vehicle breaks over the first four months of the year – a 17-percent increase over the same timeframe last year. In total, the city recorded 1,280 breaks into homes, businesses and vehicles in the first quarter of 2013. There were 1,136 in the first quarter of 2012. “The first four months of this year, compared to the first four months of last year, when you look at breaks into motor vehicles, residential and commercial properties, they’re all trending upward,” Police Chief Gary Gemme acknowledges. The single biggest increase in break-ins has been at commercial properties, where there have been 113 reported breaks since the beginning of the year. That represents a 61.4-percent increase over the same time-frame last year, when there were 70. There were 631 residential break-ins between Jan. 1 and April 30, compared to 608 during that period in 2012. Before last year, there were 2,066 commercial and residential break-ins in 2011, 1,910 in 2010 and 1,485 in 2009. That was the first of three straight increases, and came after more than 1,700 break-ins in 2008. “That’s when we took a hit,” says Gemme. Prior to then there had been four years

of relatively stable break-in rates. In 2007, there were 1,308 commercial and residential breaks; in 2006 there were 1,232; in 2005 there were 1,248; and in 2004 – Gemme’s first year as chief – there were 1,284. That number was 268 less than in 2003, when the city endured 1,552 break-ins.

of break-ins. “We are below the threshold of the staffing level,” Palmieri says. “Certainly, having more officers on patrol on the streets would make a difference.” The time of year may also play a role, he adds. “The weather is mild and people let their guard down,” he says. “As the weather gets better, there are more breaks. It makes people more vulnerable, particularly when you don’t have a full complement of police officers.”

has the potential to create a mini-crime wave. The same individual over and over again commits breaks and the sentencing they receive is fairly light in comparison to the kind of impact they have on the property owner. When a property owner gets broken into, when you take the break report, it’s very frightening that someone actually broke into their homes.” Part of the problem, according to Gemme, is the difficulty police have in n a word, says Gemme, the issue comes tying a string of breaks together. “Unless down to staffing. In 2004, the you catch them in the act or have department graduated 30 new really good physical evidence, like DNA As the weather gets better, officers, putting it at maximum or latent fingerprints, it’s really hard to staffing until around 2007. By tie a number of breaks together so you there are more breaks. 2008, the number of officers had can build a case against a person,” he dropped to 349. There was a class says. “You may suspect a number of It makes people more vulnerable, of 22 recruits, but in 2009, that breaks, but you can only charge them gain was wiped out by 32 layoffs. with one or two. You may interview particularly when By 2010, the department was the person and they may acknowledge down to 330 officers. New recruits doing more than what they’ll admit you don’t have recently joined the department and to, but usually when you go to court City Manager Mike O’Brien’s fiscal you’re not going to court for the a full complement 2014 budget calls for another 25. amount of breaks they’ve actually been After this year, when retirements of police officers. involved in.” deliver another hit to the police As for recidivism, Worcester County department, officials believe Sheriff Lew Evangelidis says it is staffing should stabilize for at least probable that a good portion of the — City Councilor Phil Palmieri roughly 1,100 or so inmates at the jail the next couple years. “A lot of services we used right now have committed some type of to provide and a lot of programs and larceny, in large part to fuel a drug habit. strategies, simply with the reduction Between 80-90 percent of the inmates at of staffing you couldn’t address them,” the jail have substance abuse issues, he Gemme says. “Areas that seem to have says. One thing that is not contributing been impacted are the breaks, the to the spike in break-ins, the Sheriff says, larcenies, the motor vehicle accidents. is an increase in the release of inmates here are other factors, as well, the The Traffic Division, Community Impact during the spring. While roughly 20-30 chief notes, citing recidivism and a Division, all the areas where we could inmates are released each week, those difficulty in tying multiple break-ins send officers into hot spots.” decisions are not made according to the to one person. “Look at the recidivism rate District 2 City Councilor Phil Palmieri, weather. for individuals that have been arrested who serves on the Standing Committee “Oh no, not at all,” Evangelidis says for breaks, whether break-in into cars or on Public Safety, agrees that manpower when asked whether more inmates are businesses or residential properties, it’s is a key component in stemming the tide continued on page 6 extremely high. One particular individual

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Weekend fires in Worcester and Northbridge displace several people and shatter the calm of an otherwise picture-perfect weekend. -2

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), through its Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, collaborates with Averica Discovery Services, a contract research organization, on a variety of projects. +1

Total for this week: The Providence & Worcester Railroad (P&W) in Worcester is among the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAO) grant recipients for a project that will replace two bridges. The IRAP award is $313,214, with a match of $208,214 funded by the grant applicant. +2

The Safe Homes Spring Gala honors several locals, including Marc Guinette, owner of The MB Lounge in Worcester, Corporate Award; District Attorney Joe Early, Public Service Award; John Trobaugh of UMass Medical School, Volunteer Award; and Kendra Faldetta, Youth/ Young Adult Award. +2

Just 11 percent of Worcester voters turn out for special Senate election primary, which does not bode well for voter turnout in upcoming summertime elections, including the Senate showdown on June 25 between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez. -2

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Mayor Joe Petty presents signed resolution to three Becker College students for their involvement in the ONE campaign, an effort supporting U2 front man Bono’s national humanitarian organization. +1

+2 +1 -3 -2 +1 +2 -2 +1 A packed house at the Dive Bar celebrates the last show of the Thursday music series. +1

Rash of breakins continues in Worcester. -3

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t took a while, but around midday Friday, May 3 – roughly 12 hours or so after the body of dead suspected terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev had arrived at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home smack in the middle of Worcester’s Main South neighborhood – the media hordes descended upon the city en masse. They were soon followed by protesters. With all the activity, police had to set up shop to keep an eye on traffic, pedestrian safety and any potential mayhem. No one knew at the time how long the body would be there. Heading into Tuesday, May 7 it was still there – in refrigeration, inside the mansion in which funeral director Peter Stefan plies his trade. During that time, an uncle of the suspected bomber arrived with friends to prepare the body for burial, critics and supporters aired their views and elected officials largely stayed silent on the issue. Oh, yeah, and funeral director Peter Stefan racked up a police detail tab that was expected to top $30,000. Worcester Mag takes a look at the timeline in photos and words of one of the biggest media spectacles the city has seen in a long time.

Day 1 – Friday, May 3: It didn’t take long for word to spread that the body of Tamerlan Tsarnaev was being kept inside

Day 1 – Friday, May 3: Stefan took time on Friday to speak with the media inside the mansion that serves as his funeral home. It was the first of many

appearances he would make in front of the cameras, but as the days dragged on, he became less visible. He has maintained all along that his choice to accept Tsarnaev’s body was the right thing to do, because “America buries its dead.�

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released during springtime. “People are just willing to break in more now. People go to the store and leave their house unattended. There are a lot of reasons crime spikes in the warmer weather. There is no day or month where we release inmates in any greater numbers than at any other time. It is all based on the arrest and time served. It is based exclusively on the numbers.”

Day 4 – Monday, May 6: Worcester Police Sgt. Kerry Hazelhurst starts playing a more prominent role on the scene outside the funeral home. He would ultimately become the point person for the media as Stefan, who initially greeted just about every reporter and cameraman as if they were a family member, spent more time inside.

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olice do what they can to keep pace with the break-ins, Gemme says. They are addressed during every command staff meeting, which are held on Tuesdays. Analysts attempt to pin down trends and hotspots by producing tactical analysis maps. In addition, detectives focus on those break-ins with at least a good chance of being solved, rather than on those where there is little evidence. Others also have a responsibility, says Gemme. For example, with such a large number of commercial break-ins, it is up to the business owner to ensure his building and property are secure. Suspects might target a place that is known to be easily accessible. In one instance, a business on Fremont Street was broken into three times in January. The same applies to residences as well. One house on Cottage Street was broken into 15 times between March and April, according to police. “When you look at particularly businesses,” Gemme says, “the police can only do so much. But when you at the commercial business, one of the responsibilities they have is to make sure their business is protected and secure as best they possibly can.” Sometimes, he says, it’s little things such as lighting, making sure the front and back of a property is well-lit and that the lighting fixtures are placed up high so they cannot be vandalized. Shrubbery, too, can actually serve as an aid to criminals, Gemme says, because suspects can hide behind them if they are not kept trim and gain access into a building without being seen. “Break-ins have been a long-term trend that we recognize is increasing and it’s creating problems within the community,” the Chief says. “It’s a quality of life issue. It’s not trending in a direction that obviously you’d like to see it, but I think with the increase in staffing … it gives us a lot more flexibility to address some of the issues that have surfaced over the last few years because of staffing shortages.” Have a comment, a news tip or story idea? Call Walter Bird Jr. at 508-7493166, ext. 243, or email him at wbird@ worcestermag.com. Follow Walter on Twitter @walterbirdjr and find him on Facebook. Be sure to watch and listen to him with Paul Westcott every Thursday morning at 8:35 on WTAG 580AM.

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activist Billy Breault was fuming over Stefan’s decision to accept the body of a suspected terrorist. He would later establish a bank account to raise money

body for burial. Islamic tradition calls for a dead body to be washed and wrapped in shrouds. He spoke to the media briefly,

Day 4 – Monday, May 6: A Worcester police officer accompanies an unidentified Muslim woman into the funeral home. He later said the woman was not a relative of Tsarnaev’s, but rather had come in support of Stefan because he had helped her bury her own son. A source tells Worcester Mag the woman, who spent some time inside in hushed tones, thanking Stefan and his staff profusely for their support. On Tuesday, he was back at the funeral home, but did not address the media. Some officials, including police, have said Tsarni and Stefan should pay for the round-theclock police detail at the funeral home.

Day 5 – Tuesday, May 7: While protesters were an omnipresent scene across the street from the funeral home, to send the body to Russia. In less than 24 hours, he said he raised more than $3,000 and was ready to cut a check if a decision was made to ship Tsarnaev out of the country.

Day 4 – Monday, May 6: Protesters made it quite clear how they felt

the building, said burying the body at sea would be an acceptable form of disposal.

Day 5 – Tuesday, May 7: Tsarnaev’s uncle, Ruslan Tsarni of Maryland, first came to the funeral home Sunday, May 5, accompanied by friends, to prepare the

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a different crowd showed up Tuesday, including these women, who held vigil with the Saints Francis & Therese Catholic Worker and prayed for peace and in support of Stefan’s work.

I don’t think he should be here. It’s not his area. He’s a terrorist and we weren’t informed.” - Albert Rodriguez on the body of dead suspected terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev being kept at a Worcester funeral home until it is buried.

TRASH TALK: Police are chatting up residents in the Lincoln and Grafton street areas after 11 dumpster fires were allegedly lit between the two places over the weekend. There were no busts made when Busted! went to press, but by getting the word out, maybe we’ll have something new to report next week. According to police, officers on patrol near 560 Lincoln St. around 3:30 a.m. Saturday happened upon five dumpsters on fire. Firefighters were called and doused the flames, preventing the flames from spreading beyond the dumpsters. Then, around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call reporting approximately six dumpster fires near

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Day 4 – Monday, May 6: Neighborhood

about the body of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev being in Worcester. Some were peaceful demonstrators, others shouted out their own suggestions on what to do with the body, such as one passerby who called for Tsarnaev to be cremated and sent home in a shoebox.

995 Grafton St. Once more, firefighters were able to put out the fires before any damage could be done to nearby buildings. Investigators say the fires were the result of combustibles ignited by a heat source. In addition to talking to neighboring residents, police were working to locate surveillance video in the area of the fires. Anyone with information on either incident can send an anonymous text to 274637 TIPWPD or an anonymous web-based message at worcesterma. gov/police. Calls can also be made to the Worcester Police Detective Bureau at (508) 799-865, the State Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229 or the Worcester Fire Department’s investigation unit at 508-799-1930.


{ worcesteria } THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS: Folks who were all burned up over the fact that funeral home director Peter Stefan agreed to care for the body of dead suspected Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev probably weren’t thrilled to learn that the price tag for all the police detail that was on-hand since Friday, May 3 could cost more than $30,000. And there was a strong likelihood it would be left up to the city to pay it, despite vague suggestions from Stefan that he would “probably pay part of it because it is the right thing.” One city official, speaking only on the condition of anonymity, says he does not believe the funeral parlor, Tsarnaev’s family or the state or federal government would absorb any of the cost, which was expected to reach $30,000 by the end of the day Monday. There were six officers per shift working around the clock at Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home since Friday afternoon – officers also provided security inside the building. The police department has already gone on the record as saying the funeral home should bear the cost. City Manager Mike O’Brien tells Worcester Mag, “My first charge is to protect and preserve the safety of the community and that’s a charge we hold dearly.” If the city is forced to shoulder some or all of the cost associated with the funeral home detail, O’Brien says it would come from areas where expenses were held back, such as guardrail repair and lawn patch replacement, at the end of the fiscal year. That is also where extra money to pay for additional snow removal costs would be derived.

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GOING WITH THE FLOW: It is worth noting that with the comings and goings of protesters, who at times numbered in the dozens, along with a crush of media and a steady stream of traffic trudging through the Main South area by Graham Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Home, police reported little to no problems. There were no arrests and no pedestrian injuries, which is pretty impressive given the number of times reporters, cameramen and others zigged and zagged through traffic over the weekend and into this week. There were, according to police, several public safety issues that required their attention. Ever since Friday, once the lid came off Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s posthumous arrival in the city, cops were directing a heavy flow of traffic in and around the funeral home. Pedestrian safety was a concern as was the behavior of protesters. By all accounts, things went as smooth as could be expected. “Officers have attempted to keep traffic moving at a reasonable pace in an effort to avoid traffic congestion on Main Street,” police said in a press release earlier this week. “At times, there have been peaceful protests and large gatherings of onlookers requiring police presence. Pedestrian safety has also been a concern in this area due to the increase in traffic and crowds. Officers have taken several safety measures to ensure that pedestrians are safe while crossing the street and walking in the area.” DOES ‘ALMOST’ COUNT? It never

came to pass, but before Suspect No. 2 (that would be the terror suspect who lived, Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s brother, Dzhokhar) landed in a prison hospital in Fort Devens, there was talk of shipping him to a county jail. So not only could Worcester be dealing with a dead terrorist suspect smack in the middle of Main South, it could also have been just on the outskirts of where the live suspect might have been, in West Boylston. Worcester County Jail Sheriff Lew Evangelidis says there was talk about Dzhokhar going to a regional facility and that he had discussions about it at the jail, but no official phone call ever came. He says he would have taken Dzhokhar had he been asked. “I would have accommodated him if the request had been made,” the very, very tall sheriff says. As for whether he would have been placed in general population or isolation, that call would probably have been made by the superintendent.

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CHURCH AND STATE: Worcester Diocese Bishop Robert McManus isn’t worried about the separation of Church and State as he mounts a defense to the OUI charge lodged against him in Rhode Island, where authorities say he was driving drunk on Boston Break Road in Narragansett, Rhode Island. He is being defended by former Rhode Island Speaker of the House William Murphy. Police say the 61-year-old McManus wasn’t drinking holy water before he allegedly hit a vehicle on the way back to his vacation home. He certainly wasn’t the good Catholic, if what investigators say is true – McManus allegedly did not stop after hitting the other vehicle. McManus was in court Tuesday to face two charges. He is scheduled to return later this month on a civil charge of refusing to submit to a chemical test.

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Letter Tsarnaev’s body in Worcester: Necessary job in extraordinary circumstances

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Putting the WOO in Worcester W Janice Harvey

orcester has certainly seen more than its usual share of the spotlight recently – and some of it was the kind of attention we just don’t want. We became Destination City for reporters when it snowed more in the heart of the commonwealth than any place south of the North Pole, causing New England news stations to plant their trucks on Main St. at the first sign of a falling flake. This also meant that Dept. of Public Works head honcho Bob Moylan aka “The Count” was obliged to buy a whole new set of winter sweaters and jackets for the endless interviews he gave to the media. I couldn’t turn on the TV without seeing Moylan and a microphone, but no matter how much it snowed, Bob said everything was under control and we shouldn’t worry. So I didn’t. And eventually, it all went away – except for the havoc wreaked with the school year, which was extended by eight days – yet another stat that got us ranked Number One. An international incident of dubious distinction occurred when alleged Worcester celebrity Christina Andrianopoulos was allegedly kidnapped by alleged Liberian terrorists. After being roughed around, bound and gagged, the ever-resilient Miss A. was able to bond with one of her alleged captors and convince him to let her go free. Photos of the alleged victim showed

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Many in Worcester forgot that funerals aren’t for the dead but for the living, this one more than most others. After the bombings at the Boston Marathon, you couldn’t look at Facebook without someone on your newsfeed posting this quote attributed to Mister Rogers: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” In other words, look at the good in the world in order to appropriately deal with and contextualize its horrors. Many searched for and found this good in the first responders and spectators-turned-volunteer-medics who rushed into the aftermath of the explosions. In extraordinary circumstances they performed professionally, heroic and necessary actions. That same praise and reverence hasn’t extended to everyone deserving of it. What better way to respond to indiscriminate violence and pain than with humanity and tolerance? What better way to show resolve and strength (since a version of that word is now plastered on so many “Boston Strong” t-shirts, posters and fundraising campaigns) than by preparing Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body for burial with the workman-like, puritanical attitude that Massachusetts was founded on? There’s no better way to respond to evil than by showing it that despite all its efforts to cause pain and suffering we go on with our daily lives. Instead, protestors descended on a funeral home. Funeral Director Peter Stefan, who’s taken care of the city and its former residents with little fanfare or disturbance for 35 years, has been thrust into the media’s spotlight for nearly a week now – and that can be an uncomfortable place to be, especially for someone just doing a necessary job in extraordinary circumstances. They’ve confused Stefan’s work with an endorsement of Tsarnaev’s actions when it should be seen as the opposite: a rejection of the Tsarnaevs’ beliefs that America is cold, unforgiving and unconcerned with other cultures’ rituals. It was a dare to be great scenario; a test of Massachusetts’ character. Stefan and those who reacted to Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body arriving in the city with calm and rationality came out of this mess looking professional, compassionate, unfaltering and reflective of the values Americans should project to the rest of the world. As for the protestors, they showed the America that the Tsarnaev’s wanted the world to see, one that’s confused, shrieking and snarling. J ERE MY SHUL K IN Worcester

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her face banged up in a manner similar to the bruising I suffered after I had my eyelids tacked up by a plastic surgeon. This probably should have made the nightly news, but curiously, no one seemed to care. However, her newest cable show – “Sixth Sense & Beyond” is such a hoot that I’m glad she made it out alive. She and a local medium conjure “Spirit” to connect the living with the dead. A recent episode showcased the medium’s extraordinary talents when she told a 60-ish woman: “Your mother – she’s dead, no?” which is an amazing and eerie reading, since it’s so rare for a woman in her 60s to have lost a parent. At the end of the show, Andrianopoulos encouraged her viewers – both of us – to “stay in the moment.” I tried, but I think I fell out of the moment, at least for a minute there. Worcester hasn’t boasted a character this much fun since Francis X. Leonard announced the cancellation of the non-existent Francis X Leonard Booster Club meetings over the Foley Stadium PA system. Recently, Millbury Street became a Hollywood set when filmmakers decided it was the perfect location for a period piece. There are some who would say that many other sections of the city are frozen in time - particularly council chambers and its denizens – but I wouldn’t suggest such a thing. Others may have, but not I. I’m aggravated that I wasn’t able to get out of work early enough to pester Christian Bale for an autograph but I suspect the security was tight; I wouldn’t be surprised if Andrianopoulos sneaked in under the caution tape, however. She knows all the right people. And if all of this attention wasn’t enough, Worcester inherited the carcass of the alleged Marathon bomber when Graham Putnam & Mahoney funeral home took in the remains of the only man less popular in Boston than Bill Buckner. The TV trucks have been swarming the corner of May and Main streets, capturing on camera a motley crew of stragglers protesting - what? The presence of a dead man? To be honest, I admire Peter Stefan’s chutzpah. The guy has always done things his own way, and he wasn’t about to be bullied out of doing what he felt was right. And he’s got a point: everybody born into this world deserves to be buried. If John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy have graves on US soil without protest, we might as well shove some dirt over Tamerlan Tsarnaev and call it a day. There must be some space left in the Nevada deserts that hasn’t been used by the mob for disposal. Send him out there. Or if he has to stay in the Northeast, I’ve thought of a fitting final resting place: Purgatory Chasm. No need for a headstone.

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The Days of Knight Matt Robert

THE LIFE OF LOCAL ARTIST, JACOB KNIGHT, ILLUSTRATED THE EXHIBIT

On Friday, May 10, 2013, Becker Junior College will celebrate its 225th commencement (including those of Leicester Junior Academy/College (LJA) with which it is merged), and stage a one-night exhibit of Jacob Knight (born Roger Jaskoviak), the prominent local folk artist and LJA alumnus.

Though not exactly a household name, Jacob has a powerful cadre of acolytes and a number of avid collectors, who continue to bear the torch which illuminates this legendary character’s work. Combine this with the newfound attention from Jacob’s alma mater, in general, and its archivist, in particular, and then add a well-timed landmark in the college’s long history, and you just might have the catalyst to grow this accomplished artist’s status in the art world.

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“First of all,” says Becker preservation archivist Nancy Richards, “we just really started putting this thing together in March. I had learned through my work in the archives that Jacob Knight had gone to school here, to Leicester Junior Academy, as Roger Jaskoviak, his birth name. He graduated in ’61.” Jaskoviak, says Jonathan Cook and Kirk Jaskoviak’s biography assembled for the exhibit, had graduated from Spencer’s David Prouty High School, where he was a four-year class president, a dominant baseball and basketball player and track athlete, while also cartoonist for school publications, a drummer and drama club member. This last pursuit led him to Hollywood after graduation, where he appeared as an extra in several films and acquired an acting contract, which he declined, choosing instead to return to the east coast. It sounds like a lot of details about Knight, but Richards says it’s only the tip of the iceberg. “One thing we’ve discovered is that there is no book,” says Richards. “There’s no complete listing of all of his works, and my coming at it with some experience

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as a librarian is that sense of completeness is very important. “And going online you don’t find tons of things, and so there are still lots of holes. Exactly where is that original? Does anybody own this? Does it still exist? What’s the year of that? What’s the exact medium? So, we have a lot of research ahead of us, because my hope is that we can continue working on trying to get a full listing of everything he did, where it is today, that sort of thing.” Richard’s challenge is exacerbated by the fact of the still spotty catalogue of

this artist, who, by all accounts, made art out of everything, at every chance. He painted commercial and uncommissioned works; he sculpted, he made figures, collages, and still life arrangements from detritus scavenged from the town dump; he played guitar, bass, and drums; and he wrote poetry. And since no one person knows entirely what he made or where all of it might have ended up, the quickly assembled collection is anything but complete. But it is as good a place as any to start. STEVEN KING

“Man’s Head,” by Jacob Knight

“I began thinking,” says Richards, “Wouldn’t it be nice to have an exhibit or do something?” The result is the Jacob Knight Art Exhibit, which Richards hopes will break the ground for a permanent collection at the college. “As part of the college archives, which we really just established last fall,” Richards says, “there’s going to be a Jacob Knight special collection. We’ve already received some donations for that. We’ll have biographical information as well as, references to, or copies of, or original pieces, and photographs and [ephemera] if people want to donate those.” And start it has. Documents, reproductions, and originals, as well as letters and posters and catalogues, have begun pouring in from friends, acquaintances, and contemporaries of Knight. And this is how it begins: The art community expresses excitement, art enthusiasts collect the work and drive up its value, and groups, like colleges and universities, research and compile information that helps to complete the picture, while scholars continue to explore the meanings and historical value of the artist and works. “One of the things that has been very interesting,” says Richards, “is that all of the people who knew Jacob as friends or relatives or classmates, going back to childhood, have been surprised at what other people have brought in or have talked about. So, even among those closest to him, no one seems to know everything that he ever produced. So, there’s been a lot of discovery going on, even among his closest friends.” This is the beginning, perhaps, the birth of a bright light in art while his friends and family are still around to tell the story, warts and all. The exhibit, she says, is for the purpose of “bringing together various pieces of his work to renew interest in him” and “to introduce people, who might not have heard of him to the diversity of his work.” To this end, Richards has gathered a pretty representative sampling of Knight’s work. “Not everything is an original. We do have giclees [digital copies made on inkjet printers with a pseudo-original texture] of most, or I think all, of [Knight’s] community scenes.” Richards has gathered several original pieces, including a morose head sculpted


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from wood and dressed with metal and nails that once hung outside Knight’s front door on Wigwam Hill in West Brookfield, where he made a living museum of his Colonial-era home. She also has clean, detailed folk scenes painted onto old door panels, and a rusty piece of duct work, beaten flat when Knight found it en route to the Brookfield Elementary School where he volunteered in art classes, and identified by the students as looking like a cat. Then, there is the wide wood panel adorned with old leather boot scraps that look like cuddling animals. Knight saw the potential art in everything.

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Richards has collected photos by B.A. “Tony” King of the artist himself and his zany domain, beautiful black and whites of the artist at rest amid his imagination manifested as a home. Others chronicle the day that Knight built a towering sculpture of old bikes – right in the road. Then, there are the album covers done by Knight, for The London Philharmonic and Corky Laing, the poster of “Carly Simon on Her Lion,” the Martex Linens catalogue for its funky 1970s “Home Is

Nancy Richardson of Becker College holds an early work by Jacob Knight called “Self-Portrait of Artist Painting Jenny.” Where the Art Is” collection, for which Knight designed a set of beddings; magazine covers, and event flyers (including one for a poetry reading at Worcester’s former Coffee Kingdom, for which Union Music’s Carl Kamp was an opening act). And, of course, the exhibit will feature the works for which Knight is perhaps best known: his classically nostalgic mural-like

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paintings commemorating the southern New England towns around which he grew up, like Palmer and the Brookfields. “The one he did of Palmer fills the back wall of their community room – it’s huge,” says Richards. Others mark milestones of area businesses, like Ware’s Mary Lane Hospital’s 75th anniversary and Worcester’s Coughlin Electric’s 100th;

and yet others simply mark milestones, like the Boston Common’s birthday, and the 1991 Sturbridge Harvest Festival (for which Knight always donated an outsized, outrageous scarecrow). “He worked in acrylic or oil on canvas,” says Richards. “One of the pieces actually appears to be oil on drapery fabric. He did a lot of pieces that are what you would call ‘found objects’ or ‘bris-collage.’ He and some of his friends would make runs to the dump in West Brookfield to collect shoes, dolls, bottles, pans – almost anything you could think of,” says Richards, “and then create works from those.” “It’s a fairly common technique,” she says, “but Knight makes it distinctive. Many of the pieces he created were larger than life size.” One well known example, documented in one of the exhibit’s photographs, is a gigantic figure made entirely out of white enamel pots and pans that stood guard in his yard. Knight excelled on canvas, too, creating meticulous, miniature worlds full of stories rooted in keen observation of geographic and cultural details, and, like Norman Rockwell, clues suggesting identities, including his own, in the works. “His works are also very personal. [In] the continued on page 12

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community scenes people can identify themselves and many times he’d work his friends in, even on album covers,” Richards says. One such album cover, for Corky Laing’s 1977 album, “Makin’ it on the Street,” shows Jacob’s friend, the late Worcester familiar, Paul “Tiny” Stacey, who can be recognized by the blue plate he holds, signifying the Holden bar with which he is associated. An art blog features posts by “Sue Edling” discussing a painting of Knight’s that included several friends. Edling was disappointed at her omission, until Knight explained that she was a butterfly tucked safely under a boat at the bottom of the work. “Knight excelled at both creating worlds and representing the world around him,” says Richards, “wherever that might be - Wigwam Hill, Martha’s Vineyard, Spencer or Palmer, Mass. and he did so with intelligence, ingenuity, insight, whimsy, and charm.” So, despite the often biographical, literal nature of his folk paintings, he deemed his work “fantasy.” The term is fitting, as peculiar abstract elements often compete with otherwise documentary landscapes, such as a painting loaned to Becker by Frank and Patti White of West Brookfield, which naively depicts a small town and a disproportionately large white cat looming over the night horizon. “It’s whimsical fantasy/folk art,” Richards says. “He had a great sense of color; and there is a real balance between human and animal life, and in many cases the animal life and nature predominate over the human images.”

THE PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST BY YOUNG ARTISTS

The house on Wigwam Road, where for decades, Jacob laid low and made art and friends (and perhaps a few disgruntled enemies among his neighbors), and which became in time something of a mecca for young artists who were drawn into his ever growing sphere of influence, bears little trace of the surrealism of his painted woodpiles and rock walls, his looming tin pan scarecrows, and the carved faces that emerged from trees throughout the surrounding woods. (The house remains, though the barn leans precariously to the ground.) The memories among some young artists transformed by Jacob Knight’s vision, however, burn bright as ever. Stephen DiRado, a noted photographer based in Worcester, and an arts faculty member at Clark University, tells stories of social comment through his work. In the 12 W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M • M AY 9 , 2 0 1 3

early ’80s, he shot a series at Worcester’s Bell Pond and another at the Galleria Shopping Mall. He says that he met Jacob “in 1985 through a mutual artist friend, [realist, surrealist] Bryan Davagian.” Jacob, he says, had asked Bryan to drive him out to Knight’s home on Wigwam Road in West Brookfield, “to become acquainted and talk about life and art.” This led to a series of photos, at Wigwam Road, beginning in April of 1987, later published in DiRado’s book “Jacob’s House: Photographs 19871994.” DiRado set up a makeshift studio in Jacob’s barn, where he made painstaking prints of the artist’s collections, and

was no exception. “To others, he was toxic and a recluse that was perceived to lack any sort of sophistication. Jacob was a bohemian to the bone.” To DiRado, though, Jacob Knight was tonic not toxic. “It didn’t take me long - after a few visits - to love, respect and cherish a visionary that somehow, against all odds, in his early 50s, held onto the idealistic child within him,” he says. “Contrast this with a man that is well over 6 feet tall and looks like a lumberjack, sporting a prominent gold tooth when smiling.” “I was one of many artists that frequently drove down Wigwam Road, an STEVEN KING

“Noah’s Ark,” by Jacob Knight occasionally photographed the artist, too. “My, or anybody’s, first visit to Jacob’s house is overwhelming,” says DiRado. “His environment makes any hardcore hoarder jealous. The only difference is that there was a sense of an aesthetic placement of everything collected about in his acres of yard, barn and house. It was a visual feast, and bewildering to the mind to comprehend the sanity of an individual who self-proclaims to be the caretaker of so much chaos. “As a visual artist and one who documents community, I was hooked,” DiRado says. “Not only for what Jacob achieved with his collection, but [because] Jacob himself was an enormously charismatic individual that was impossible to neatly define. If you were willing to hold on and go for the ride, Jacob became a magician in front of your eyes, relentlessly performing his magic to an individual or willing audience.” Beauty, though, rests in the eyes of the beholder, they say, and DiRado says Jacob

old country road (at that time), to Jacob’s. We were all ears, like kids, hearing bedtime stories about his life.” These stories are now the stuff of legend: “He was a baseball star in high school,” says DiRado, “worked briefly as an extra in Hollywood, and then moved to NYC to become a janitor at NYU in the art department. There he pulled out of the trash discarded canvases that he reworked to develop his own primitive maturing style. The finished paintings he sold out of the back of a van to the likes of Liza Minnelli, (Hungarian photographer) Andre Kertesz, (late folk guitarist) Richie Havens, members of the Rockefeller family and many more. It was hard to connect Jacob to any of these people,” says DiRado, “until he showed me photos of him side by side with all [of them].” “Kertesz,” says DiRado, “has a portrait of Jacob in his book titled ‘Portraits.’ I was at a Richie Havens concert with Jacob in 1993, that impressed me the most. Havens, at the end of one of his songs looked

out into the audience, spotted Jake and acknowledged him. Later, behind the stage, the two of them hugged and talked about old times.” “Jacob proclaimed to be the keeper of the Brookfield’s dump. Five times a week he would rummage through new deliveries to bring back and archive an array of items. I witnessed him many times over file away books, picture frames, old photographs, toasters, kitchen utensils, and boxes. Boxes full of belongings to a recently deceased, a person’s history collected in a box to be thrown away because they were the end of the family line. Jacob felt somebody owed it to them to remember. I went through many of these boxes and relived many a stranger’s life. “Over the years, starting in 1987, I made it a point to photograph Jacob in and around his house. Later, by the early ’90s, I invited Jake to stay with me and other friends on Martha’s Vineyard. We picked up our same conversations about life and art wherever we ended up together.” DiRado recalls, “Upon my first visit, Jacob, now sober for a number of years, told me that his best friend for decades was Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, but it almost killed him. Sadly, with no effective say in the matter, I witnessed Jacob’s return to drinking by early 1993. Jacob died in the fall of 1994.” For Rhode Island painter Don Cadoret, “My relationship with Jacob Knight began in the early 1980s when I went to photograph him for stories for publication. And, after first meeting him, I immediately became — I don’t know — entranced, transformed, whatever, because we were both painters and of very similar style or look at life, and from that point on, I was at his house two or three times a week photographing him, bringing paintings up and we would work out details and try to solve compositional and story elements. So, I knew him for probably 10 or 12 years. “He was definitely the attraction,” says Cadoret. “So many people would show up at his door just to visit with Jacob and it could be problematic, because he was trying to get work done, but he never turned anyone away. He loved having visits and talking about art or the way he saw the world.” “I refer to it, I guess, as a childlike sense,” he says. “He was kind of a poet with a paintbrush and I think that’s how I changed my outlook at that point, thinking in more poetical terms, but it was still very childlike, and my work has a similar feel to it. And so I think that connection between us was immediate. He was a story painter, so he would infuse his paintings with story, vibrant colors — it was whimsical and serious at the same time. I really enjoyed that aspect of his work, and his personality matched it perfectly.”


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â&#x20AC;&#x153;He kind of was putting this word out, calling it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;folkism,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? says Cadoret, â&#x20AC;&#x153;but the whole word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;folkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; sometimes has a negative connotation. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;NaĂŻveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; style is probably more correct, because he intentionally chose to paint in a naĂŻve style, because I think it was easier to convey the story he wanted to tell and ultimately it became easily accessible for everybody else to pick up what he was saying, be it in an illustration or some of his more magical works before that, in the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;60s and â&#x20AC;&#x2122;70s.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an argument in art circles for maybe 30 or 40 years or more about the word â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;folk artâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and how it is applied to artists, either contemporary or artists that have been dead for decades,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I guess theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re more comfortable with the phrase with long dead artists and folk artists, and when you call someone a contemporary folk artist itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost a slur â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not really a serious artist, although Jacob really believed he was a serious artist, and he was a serious artist and an illustrator at the same time.â&#x20AC;? Cadoret says that â&#x20AC;&#x153;anyone who is totally passionate about it and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do anything but that; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just obsessed with their painting and creating. To me, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a serious artist, whether they get recognized or not. Jacob had his own

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garnered the auction prices that would make an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Antiques Roadshowâ&#x20AC;? contestant gasp or earn TV news highlights. Several auction websites record sales in the past decade that top out at about $1,200 for one of Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paintings, with several others ranging from $400 to $1,000. Still, the enthusiasm of people like Cadoret and DiRado, who still carry the verve of those whose lives have been altered by the model of another, is a good start. Add to that, the rich anecdotes of a life lived with passion, spontaneity, and

vision (Jacob was an untrained artist. It is said that he spent exactly one day at an art school in Boston. The instructor held up a paintbrush and said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a paintbrush.â&#x20AC;? Jacob quit.) and you have the kernels that may sprout into a posthumous career with legs. In fact, a bulletin board on askart.com teems with posts inquiring about the deceased artist, from former schoolmates relating his sports heroics to those who were inspired by Jacob Knightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ways, on and off canvas, and many others hoping to contribute to some kind of complete biography of the man. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just working our way into it,â&#x20AC;? says Richards at Becker. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[He is a] very interesting man and I think the thing that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve noticed most strongly is how beloved he remains almost 30 years after he died. The people who knew him just love him.â&#x20AC;?

Attend a reception for the Jacob Knight Art Exhibit at Becker College on the Leicester Campus, in the George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center, 964 Main St., Leicester on Friday, May 10 from 6-9 p.m. Those interested in contributing Jacob Knight artwork to the exhibit should call the Becker College Office of Institutional Advancement at 508-373-9531.

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This end is a beginning; The Curtis Mayflower sets sail as Dive Bar Music Series concludes By Brian Goslow with photos by Steven King

There were times at the Dive Bar last Thursday night when you could close your eyes and imagine you had transcended back in time and dropped into the audience at Cream’s farewell show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1968 or a London nightclub where Jimi Hendrix and friends were jamming on the Beatles recording that came out earlier that day. Musicians have channeled music from the past since the first instrument changed hands and phonograph records brought the sound of jazz and the blues around the world at the start of the 20th century. But few have taken on as many genres, and done so expertly, as the musicians who performed during the Dive Bar Thursday Night Music Series over the past six years.

THE LAST THURSDAY Many in the crowd have the experience of being onstage with the band — because they are, everyone’s beers dangerously close to all the amps and sound equipment. As trombonist Jeff Galindo waits to add his magic to the mix, the close-knit quarters suggests he could decapitate one of the audience members with one wrong move. “I’ve learned how to keep my eyes open for people,” he said outside, sneaking a break on the bar’s outside patio during an extended jam. The crowd gets louder as the group’s music effortlessly switches genres song by song — from deep southern blues to southern rock, Chicago blues fusing into British blues, morphing into the sound Deep Purple made during their early ’70s heyday, all before they break into an extended funk and soul session that includes snippets of War’s “Me and Baby Brother” and Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” during which frontman Craig Rawding accents the line, “Different strokes for different folks,” as he whips the crowd into a frenzy. Rawding’s vocals rose over it all. “It was a chance to be less structured and sing songs I don’t normally do or try out new lyrics over grooves that were being laid down by the band,” says Rawding, who normally fronts The Delta Generators and who teamed up with Duncan Arsenault to release “Phantom Train,” an “ambient folk rock duo album” as The Marshall Pass. The evening’s performance had been made more urgent with the announcement earlier that week that it would be the final Dive Bar Music Series session; the audience seems determined to soak up every possible note before the night’s music comes to an end. The room is packed so tightly it’s impossible for the crowd not to brush against the musicians and their instruments, who are jimmied in as close to the area below the evening’s drink sign as humanly possible; an already vacuum-tight room gets tighter when those amassed in the outside patio area try to get inside. “When the crowd is insanely tight like that, it can be a bit of a challenge to get comfortable but there’s also the side of it being really cool to have

people be able to get close and see what we do up-close and personal,” guitarist Pete Aleksi says. “When a musician is in his element, there is littleto-no holding back of the spirit and it’s really cool to see someone let go musically.” Through it all, Jeremy Moses Curtis’ bass playing is a vibrant all-cylinders funk attack in the style of P-Funk’s Bootsy Collins to Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler (It doesn’t matter whether Curtis ever listened to a note of Sabbath; Butler got his start as a teen in a blues band and undoubtedly studied many of the same influences). Similarly, Aleksi’s guitar playing shows pure mastery of every style the evening’s set list throws at him, all accompanied by the steady groove laid down by keyboardist Brooks Milgate.

IN THE BEGINNING Drummer Duncan Arsenault, who started the weekly jam sessions in August 2007, for the night, and all but three of the 300 or so that preceded it, laid down the beat. “They never had music here before,” he said of the series’ creation. “It was started due to my relationship with (owner) Alec Lopez and his philosophical ideas for his bar.” On his Facebook page announcing the end of the series, Arsenault stated, when he first pitched the idea, “I promised that if I could not put together the best group of musicians I could find that I wouldn’t play.” Initially, the Thursday nights just featured Arsenault and two other performers, usually keyboardist Steve Mossberg or late guitarist Scott Ricciuti, either together or with a special guest. “We were really just doing duos,” Arsenault said prior to last Thursday’s finale. “Then it got out of hand with horns and big band sections.” Depending on the night, and who was in town, that included local musicians returning from a stint on the road with a national traveling act or an out-oftown musician dropping in for the evening.

THE PLAYERS While certain musicians settled in for extended periods of time, the night was never advertised as featuring an actual band. “There were different musicians every week, playing different styles,” Arsenault says. He counted 79 musicians who played with him during the Dive Bar Series’ six-year run. He kept a list of those who performed during that time and has posted it on http://tinyurl.com/divethurs; he suggests people Google every name on the continued on page 16

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was the feeling of complete freedom,” he said. “Most of the music I play has a high level of improvisation, so I’m used to creating on the fly at the Dive — most of, sometimes all of — was completely made up on the spot.” On this evening, that was most prevalent after Rawding announced, “If anyone’s going to drop acid, now’s the time,” before Curtis started the bass lines of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon,” which, while true to the original, had plenty of free-form creativity. It allowed everyone in the building to go on his or her own trip, with each face in the crowd processing whatever was going through their minds and bodies differently, spacing out, going on a d little journey of the mind. li Keyboardist Milgate, whose full-time band, Hey Now Morris Fader, continues b to support their third CD “Good Times Ne’re Forgot,” says playing all those N Dive Bar shows has “really helped” D his hi organ playing; a connection made through the series earned him a place in th the th recent Boston Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble finals. After having played three Dive n Bar Ba shows, Glenn Yoder asked him to join jo his group, the Western States (whose album “Javelia” was produced by alb Curtis), for the competition, where they Cu came in second to winner Eddie Japan. ca Through playing the Dive Bar with guitarist Troy Gonyea, back in his gu hometown when he wasn’t on the road ho with w the Booker T. Jones Band (of Rock ‘n’ Roll B Hall H of Famers Booker T & The MG’s fame), Curtis received an invitation re to audition with Jones’ touring outfit; that lead to to three years on the road with w one of music’s alltime tim greats.

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list, “a fascinating and rewarding musical experience” when you learn what each are currently doing along with their past accomplishments. Keyboardist Brooks Milgate estimated he played 200 to 250 of the Thursday night shows. He had been exchanging emails with Arsenault about starting a soul band when he first sat in for a night. “The band was all friends and we would just play because we loved playing,” Milgate says. “It was a great place to try a new song that you had written or play with a new person. I wouldn’t consider it a ‘jam’ session but it was always very unscripted and spontaneous, but that was the beauty of it.” While the lineup changed every week, the sessions weren’t traditional jam sessions where people would drop in unannounced, the bandleader would shout out a well-known song, and everyone tried to replicate the record. Arsenault says it isn’t common for clubs to host jams featuring the music that’s been played at the Dive Bar because, while many of the songs are known by many in the audience, they’re not your typical Top 40 oldies fodder everyone’s heard thousands of times since they were kids. Most of the p players, put y p together specifically for that night’s show, have been serious rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues and soul music audiophiles since their teens, and the songs are part of their DNA. “You have to know the songs; not all 79 of the people who played were made for this gig,” Arsenault says. “Certain types of musicians thrive in off-the-cuff situations. Some nights, you can see the stress on people’s faces as they’re trying to play a song (they’re not fully versed in) while with others, it’s magical.” Guitarist Pete Aleksi definitely was made for sessions like these; he played 30-40 of the nights. He reflected on how playing the Dive Bar shows compared to normal band gigs. “What made it different 16 W O R C E S T E R M A G . C O M • M AY 9 , 2 0 1 3

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Craig Rawding, lead singer (top), Brooks Milgate, keyboardist (above), and Jeremy Curtis, bassist (right), of The Curtis Mayflower at the Dive Bar’s last Thursday night music series.

As the final night’s opening set neared its ope close, Crystal Anson of clo Worcester worked the room Wo with an empty pitcher, wit collecting donations for coll the musicians. “Dive Bar Thursdays was an experience each week; it expe brought together great brou people, beer and music, peop especially in the summer espe months,” she said. “To me, mon was a place I knew the it wa closest of my friends would close migrate to, the one evening a migr week we would get together build memories together, and b surrounded by the soundtrack surro of the evening.”


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Mike Benedetti, co-host of the 508 webcast, says it wasn’t one thing that made the series special. “It was the great beer, the changing lineup of the bands, the mix of covers and originals and songs out of left field, and especially the crowd,” he says. “Just all these people who would ordinarily be out making the city a better and more exciting place, taking a break to drink and talk and sing along.” Another aspect that gave the series its unique character was having access to an inhouse B-3 organ. “It’s a miracle to have that here,” Arsenault says. Infamous for their unforgettable sound and their weight — traditionally in the 800-pound range and a nightmare to move, Bill Connor created a portable 600-pound B-3 for use at the Dive Bar. “He saw what we were trying to do with rock, jazz, soul and funk and though it would be a good calling card for his business to do this.” Connor’s own band, The Organ Donors, was Wednesday night regulars at the bar for a spell; and he used to play Monday evenings solo.

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REASON FOR THE END So why is it all ending? “The Dive Bar decided to stop the regular Thursday series, not me,” Arsenault says. “They plan on doing special events and still have music, just not as a regular Thursday series. It’s most telling of what’s happening to live music these days.” For his part, Dive Bar owner Lopez declined responding to email questions on the legacy of the series and the reasons behind its cancellation, citing that coverage was only coming after “something so unprecedented in the scene” was ending. (Note Worcester Mag’s June, 8, 2011 story on the series’ 200th show that ran prior to the event.) Indeed, much of the promotion for the Dive Bar Music Series was word-of-mouth, especially through Arsenault on Facebook where, over the past few weeks, he’s been

Top: Pete Aleksi, guitarist for The Curtis Mayflower, preps for the show. Middle: Craig Rawding (left) shares the stage with Sam James. Bottom: Craig Rawding sings to an overflowing crowd.

Along with the many memories A of those special nights (Arsenault met his wife, Annie, on a m Thursday night at the Dive), the Th legacy of the Dive Bar Music leg Series will be in the musical Se connections made and bands con formed through its existence, for including Beg, Scream and Shout inc (with many performers from the (wi nale); Big Eyed Rabbit (with Jon fin Short and Jeff Burch, whose many Sho appearances were a huge part of the series); and Pistol Whipped (featuring the late Ricciuti). And then there’s The Curtis Mayflower, composed of Arsenault, Rawding, Milgate, Curtis and Aleksi, who Bar house down for brought the Dive B tthe final time last Thursday. They’ve just T finished recording their first album, which th they plan to release by th the end of the summer th or start of the fall. They’ll be playing the Th Tweed River Music Tw Festival in Stockbridge, Fe Vermont this summer, Ve as well as a handful of shows throughout New England. You can Ne sample their “trancesam incidental-blues-music” inc at tthecurtismayflower. com. com ““It’s a great band,” Curtis says. “The songs are Cur solid, the musicianship is soli top-notch and I honestly topcould not be happier and more grateful to be part of such a group. The response from [last Thursday] leads me to believe we are doing something absolutely right.”

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An Evening with Sherlock Holmes novels, with one based on Holmes, called “Sherlock Holmes: The Painful Predicament of Alice Faulkner.” He also “The Crown Diamond: An conducts classes at the Worcester Art Evening with Sherlock Museum and is a member of the Society of Holmes” is a one-act play Children’s Books. written by Sir Arthur Conan When “The Crown Diamond: An Doyle that originally appeared Evening with Sherlock Holmes” comes to Nick’s, be prepared for something special. in 1910. The play is especially Nick’s stage,” notable in the Sherlock Holmes “[The play is] perfect for the says Herholz of canon due to its ILLUSTRATION BY BRET HERHOLZ the five-person tongue-in-cheek cast, “as it’s a bit on the cozy presentation and side. It’s a cool personality. Any little spot in Holmes adventure Worcester, I will entertain you think it’s ideal.” with it’s lightning wit, Everyone behind the play is twists and turns and passionate about ingenious problem the evening and solving, but this play this will most is bound to raise the certainly shine bar in mystery and through in the play. The play suspense. Luckily, stars Edward on Friday, May 10, Armstrong Worcester will get as Sherlock the opportunity to Holmes, enjoy the clever Devon Kurtz as Dr. Watson, detective and his Connor Lee as exploits at Nick’s Bar Col. Sebastian and Restaurant on Moran, Jared D’Orr Wicklund as Millbury Street. Merton the Boxer and Heather Mele as Prolific writer Sir Arthur Conan Mrs. Hudson. Mele is the production’s Doyle was born in Scotland in 1859 and connection to Emerson College, introduced characters Sherlock Holmes specifically the Theatre Department, which and Dr. Watson to the world for the first will be providing many of the play’s time in 1886 with “A Study in Scarlett.” costumes. The writer would continue the tales of The set design and props are being Sherlock Holmes for many years in novels, crafted by Jon Hansen of Scallywag short stories, essays, stage plays and Ceramics and filmmaker Joshua Leonard other outlets. The two characters would and are based on illustrations by Herholz, eventually become engrained in popular which are very distinct, playful, detailed culture and the books would go down as and spooky, and will lend themselves well an early standard in crime fiction writing. to the play. “I had done some set design With numerous books, television programs for the Kentucky Repertoire,” recalls and movies, it is safe to say that Sherlock Herholz. “They’d contacted me because Holmes is one of the most recognized they wanted to do Sherlock Holmes, which investigative figures of all time. I had just done a graphic novel for. They The one-act play “The Crown Diamond” put a taste in my mouth, I wanted to try is an alternate to the Doyle short story something on my own, something up “The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone” in here.” that the story is adopted from the stage Head to Nick’s on Friday, May 10 at 7 play. The play follows Holmes in his p.m. for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity mission to retrieve a missing diamond to see Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The and all of the exploits that follow. The Crown Diamond: An Evening with tongue-in-cheek attitude keeps it fresh Sherlock Holmes,” as imagined by Brett and fun and this attitude is perfect for its Herholz and a great cast. The event is performance space at Nick’s. only $5 and will feature an auction after Bret Herholz is a Worcester-area the play. You can find Bret Herholz’s illustrator, script writer and graduate of work online at Herbertzohl.blogspot.com. the Savannah College of Art and Design. Also, find the event page for the play on He has released 14 books, many graphic Facebook. Josh Lyford


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“Iron Man 3” was made with two clear purposes: to exploit the popularity of its predecessors to make a ton of money here and abroad (already accomplished), and to have an excuse to call the film “Iron Man 3-D.” Yeah, if you want to, you can watch the metal Avenger do his thing in that most annoyingly overused movie technology. I chose to see the film in 2-D, and after staggering out of the theater into the bright sunlight of a Saturday afternoon, I had to wonder if my eyeballs could have withstood the additional dimension. Even Robert Downey Jr.’s one-liners are starting to defy the practical limits of time and space.

Typically, the first film in a superhero series is relatively weak because the obligation to explain the hero’s origins sucks so much oxygen from the story. Second installments are usually superior since they have the liberty to improvise (think “Superman II,” “Spider-Man 2,” “The Dark Knight,” etc.). “Iron Man 2” broke that mold as a bland sequel featuring Mickey Rourke’s electrified whips and introducing Scarlett Johansson’s forgettable Black Widow. Likewise, nothing seems fresh or innovative in the third iteration, other than Tony Stark’s newfound ability to magnetize his iron suits so they can fly in pieces across great distances and attach themselves to his body. The industrialist has also assembled an army of remotecontrolled ironmen to do his bidding — the drone equivalent of a superhero. The bad guy in this one is Mandarin (Ben Kingsley), an international terrorist whose beard, demeanor, grainy jihadist videos and death-to-America TV appearances clearly are meant to evoke Osama bin Laden. He’s responsible for several bombings in public places, which to many viewers will elicit parallels to the recent events in Boston. The film loses its nerve and refuses to say anything substantive about terrorism other than it’s bad.

Brave. Mandarin’s ally is Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), a mad scientist who has created a team of super soldiers whose bodies turn molten-hot when they’re angered (the goons’ limbs also regenerate, making them very difficult to kill). The nature of Mandarin and Aldrich’s relationship supplies one of the movie’s better twists, and Kingsley obviously enjoys the opportunity to do some unexpected, and funny, things with a character who initially seems bred from a Comic Book Villainy 101 class. When his best friend is seriously injured in a Mandarin bombing, Stark vows revenge. Unfortunately, he’s suffering from paralyzing anxiety attacks brought about by the events depicted in “The Avengers,” when Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, et.al. routed the alien hordes in New York. Stark is living with his love Pepper in a cliffside mansion in Malibu. If you’ve seen the trailer — and there’s every reason to believe you have — you’ll know the house is attacked by Mandarin’s men and slides to the bottom of the Pacific, with Iron Man trapped beneath it. He break frees, thus launching a saga that involves lots of stuff exploding and probably whizzing off the screen (for those watching in 3-D). “Iron Man 3” is so jacked up that the roster of visual-effects folks listed in the closing credits reads like the Dead Sea Scrolls. It … doesn’t … end. The movie feels as hollow as Stark’s patter. When the industrialist befriends a 12-year-old boy in a Tennessee town — the kid recognizes him from his photo in a print newspaper; c’mon, some things really strain believability — their interactions result in little more than a few McGyver-like antics and white-trash clichés. (Dad went out for lottery tickets and never came back; mom drinks. Or does she work her fingers to the nub in the local greasy spoon? Can’t remember.) Iron Man will make another appearance in the “Avengers” sequel, but Downey has expressed reluctance about perpetuating the character. The franchise would miss him, but a fourth “Iron Man” is inevitable whether or not he participates. Somebody can fit into that suit.

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Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:50, 3:50, 6:55, 10, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 3:50, 7:05, 10 Westborough Thurs: 1:15, 4:15, 7:05, FriWed: 12:35, 4, 7, 9:55 Worcester North Thurs: 1:10, 4:05, 7:10, 10:25, Fri-Wed: 1:10, 4:05, 7:10, 10:05

EVIL DEAD (R) Worcester North Thurs: 12:40, 2:55, 5:15, 7:55, 10:20, Fri-Wed: 9

G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 11:45, 2:20, 7:20 Elm Fri: 7, 9:30, Sat: 7, Sun, Tues, Wed: 7:30

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:40, 3:45, 6:50 Worcester North Thurs: 12:55, 3:55, 6:30, 9:25

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HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941) WPL Sat: 2 IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 1:15, 2:25, 5:20, 8:15, Fri-Wed: 1:15, 4:15, 7:20, 10:15 Cinemagic Thurs: 12:10, 2:55, 7, 9:45, FriWed: 11:50, 12:30, 2:40, 4:15, 6:45, 7:15, 9:30, 10 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:30, 1:30, 3:30, 4:30, 6:30, 7:30, 9:30, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 11, 12:10, 12:40, 2, 3:10, 4:10, 5, 6:20, 7:20, 8:10, 9:20, 10:20 Westborough Thurs: 1:10, 3:20, 4:10, 6:45, 7:10, 9:40, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 1:10, 3:20, 4:20, 6:25, 7:25, 9:25, 10:30 Worcester North Thurs: 1:15, 4:15, 7:15, 10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 1:45, 3:45, 4:45, 6:45, 7:45, 9:45, 10:45

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IRON MAN 3 3D (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 11, 12, 12:15, 12:45, 1:55, 2:55, 3:15, 3:45, 4:50, 5:50, 6:15, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, 9:15, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 11, 12, 12:15, 1:55, 2:55, 3:15, 4:50, 5:50, 6:20, 7:50, 8:50, 9:15, 10:45, 11:45, 12:10 Cinemagic Thurs: 11:50, 12:30, 2:35, 3:15, 6:45, 7:15, 9:30, 10, Fri-Wed: 12:10, 3, 7, 9:45 Solomon Pond Thurs: 11:40, 12, 12:20, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9:10, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 11:40, 1:10, 2:50, 3:40, 4:40, 6, 6:50, 7:50, 9, 9:50

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Westborough Thurs: 12:30, 12:50, 1:45, 3:35, 3:50, 4:45, 6:30, 6:50, 8, 9:30, 9:55, FriWed: 12:40, 1:30, 3:40, 4:40, 7:05, 7:50, 10:05 Worcester North Thurs: 12:15, 12:45, 1:30, 3:15, 3:45, 4:30, 6:15, 6:45, 7:30, 9:15, 9:45, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 12:30, 1, 3:30, 4, 6:30, 7, 9:30, 10

JURASSIC PARK 3D (PG-13) Westborough Thurs: 12:35, 3:30, 6:55, 9:50 MUD (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 3:40, 6:35, 9:35, Fri-Wed: 12:15, 3:40, 6:35, 9:35

OBLIVION (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 12:35, 3:30

Blackstone Thurs: 1:05, 4, 7, 10, Fri-Wed: 1:20, 4:05, 6:55, 10:10

Cinemagic Thurs: 12:05, 3:25, 6:55, 9:35, Fri-Wed: 3:15, 9:30 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:35, 4:05, 7:15, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 3:20, 6:45, 9:45 Westborough Thurs: 12:55, 3:45, 6:35, 9:35, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 4:05, 7:10, 10:10 Worcester North Thurs: 1:05, 4, 6:55, 10, FriWed: 1:05, 4:30, 7:30, 10:20

OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) Blackstone Thurs: 9:30 Worcester North Thurs: 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20, Fri-Wed: 12:50, 3:50, 6:40, 9:20

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) Elm Thurs: 7:30 Strand Fri-Sun, Tues, Wed: 7 Worcester North Thurs: 3:25, 6:25 PAIN & GRAIN (R) Blackstone (reserved seating) Thurs: 1, 4:10, 7:10

Blackstone Thurs: 1:30, 4:40, 7:40, 10:30, Fri-Wed: 12:55, 4:10, 7:10, 10:05, 12:15

Cinemagic Thurs: 12:20, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 3:20, 6:50, 9:40

Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:20, 12:55, 3:40, 4, 6:55, 7:05, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 12:45, 3:55, 7:15, 10:15 Westborough Thurs: 1:20, 4:30, 7:20, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 12:55, 4:10, 7:20, 10:15 Worcester North Thurs: 1, 4:10, 7:05, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 1:30, 4:25, 7:20, 10:30

PEEPLES (PG-13) Blackstone Fri-Wed: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:35, 10, 12:25

Solomon Pond Thurs: 10:10, Fri-Wed: 11:20, 1:50, 4:20, 7:10, 9:30 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 12:25, 3, 5:15, 7:35, 9:50

SCARY MOVIE 5 (PG-13) Blackstone Thurs: 5, 9:55 Cinemagic Thurs: 7:20, 9:15 Solomon Pond Thurs: 11:40, 2:25, 4:50, 7:40, Fri-Wed: 10:30 p.m. Worcester North Thurs: 1, 9:30


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SHOOTOUT AT WADALA (NR) Westborough Thurs: 1:05, 4:20, 7:55, FriWed: 1:15, 4:25, 7:45

THE BIG WEDDING (R) Blackstone Thurs: 11:35, 2, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 11:55, 2:15, 4:40, 7, 9:50 Cinemagic Thurs: 12, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20, Fri-Wed: 12, 2:20, 4:30, 7:10, 9:20 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12, 2:15, 4:40, 7:20, 10:25, Fri-Wed: 11:10, 4:55, 7:40, 9:55 Westborough Thurs: 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:45, Fri-Wed: 4:15, 10:25 Worcester North Thurs: 12:35, 3:05, 5:20, 7:40, 10:10, Fri-Wed: 12:35, 3:05, 5:20, 7:50, 10:10

Solomon Pond Thurs: 11:50, 2:15, 4:35, 7:05, 10:05, Fri-Wed: 11:05, 1:40, 4:05 Westborough Thurs: 12:45, 3:05, 5:25, 7:45, Fri-Wed: 1:05 Worcester North Thurs: 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 1:50, 4:10, 6:30

THE CROODS 3D (PG) Solomon Pond Thurs: 4:50

THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) Blackstone (reserved seating) Fri-Wed: 11:50, 3, 6:15, 9:25 Blackstone Fri-Wed: 12:50, 4, 7:15, 10:20, 12 a.m. Cinemagic Fri-Wed: 12, 3:10, 6:50, 9:50 Solomon Pond Thurs: 10 p.m., Fri-Wed: 12, 1, 1:45, 3:30, 4:30, 7, 8, 10:10 Westborough Thurs: 10:05 p.m., FriWed: 3:30, 7, 10:15 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 1:20, 4:15, 7:20, 10:25

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Blackstone Valley 14: Cinema de Lux 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury, MA 01527 www.showcasecinemas.com Showtimes for 5/3 - 5/9. Subject to change. · 42 (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 8 min 6:40 pm 9:35 pm

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Cinemagic Fri-Wed: 12:30, 4, 7, 10 Solomon Pond Thurs: 10 p.m., FriWed: 12:30, 4, 6:30, 7:30, 9:40 Westborough Thurs: 10:05 p.m., Fri-Wed: 12:30, 1, 3, 6:15, 7:15, 9:10 Worcester North Fri-Wed: 12:40, 3:45, 6:50, 9:55

THE HOST (PG-13) Solomon Pond Thurs: 9:40 THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R) Blackstone Thurs: 9:10 Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:30, 4:05, 7:15, 9:50, Fri-Wed: 5:25 Westborough Thurs: 12:25 Worcester North Thurs: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20, Fri-Wed: 1:25, 4:20, 7:25, 10:20

THE CALL (R) Strand Thurs: 7

THE SAPPHIRES (PG-13) Worcester North Thurs: 12:20, 2:50, 5:10, 7:35, 9:55, Fri-Wed: 12:20, 2:50, 5:10, 7:40, 10

THE COMPANY YOU KEEP (R) Solomon Pond Thurs: 12:45, 4:10, 7:25,

Fri-Wed: 11:40, 2, 4:20 Cinemagic Thurs: 11:50, 2:15, 4:45

· Iron Man 3 (PG-13) RWC IN DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 15 min 1:15 pm 4:15 pm 7:15 pm 10:15 pm · Iron Man 3 (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 15 min 11:30 am 2:25 pm 5:20 pm 8:20 pm 11:15 pm · Iron Man 3 3D (PG-13) REAL D 3D; 2 hr 15 min 11:00 am 12:00 pm 12:15 pm 1:55 pm 2:55 pm 3:15 pm 4:50 pm 5:50 pm 6:20 pm 7:50 pm 8:50 pm 9:15 pm 10:45 pm 11:45 pm 12:10 am · Oblivion (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 5 min 1:20 pm 4:05 pm 6:55 pm 10:10 pm 12:20 am · Peeples (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 35 min 12:10 pm 2:40 pm 5:10 pm 7:35 pm 10:00 pm 12:25 pm · Pain & Gain (R) RWC IN DIGITAL PROJECTION;Reserved Seating; 2 hr 9 min 12:55 pm 4:10 pm 7:10 pm 10:05 pm 12:15 am · The Great Gatsby (PG-13) DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S HALL; Reserved Seating; 2 hr 23 m; 11:50 am 3:00 pm 6:15 pm 9:25 pm

10:15, Fri-Wed: 12:35 p.m. Worcester North Thurs: 12:30, 3:30, 6:50, 9:40, Fri-Wed: 12:55, 3:55, 6:55, 9:45

THE CROODS (PG) Blackstone Thurs: 11:20, 1:45, 4:05, 6:50,

· Iron Man 3 (PG-13) DIGITAL DIRECTOR'S HALL; Reserved Seating; 2 hr 15 m 12:45 am 3:45 pm 6:50 pm 9:45 pm

Looking for your favorite theater and don’t see it listed? Email editor@ worcestermag.com and we’ll do our best to include it in the coming weeks.

Blackstone Valley Cinema de Lux, 70 Worcester/Providence Turnpike, Millbury 800-315-4000; Cinemagic, 100 Charlton Rd., Sturbridge 508-347-3609; Elm Draught House Cinema, 35 Elm St., Millbury 508-865-2850; Regal Solomon Pond Stadium, 591 Donald Lynch Blvd., Marlborough 508-229-8871; Regal Westborough Stadium, 231 Turnpike Rd., Westborough 508-366-6257; Showcase Worcester North, 135 Brooks St. 508-852-2944; The Strand Theatre, 58 High St., Clinton 978-365-5500; Worcester Public Library (WPL) Saxe Room, 3 Salem Sq.

· The Great Gatsby (PG-13) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 2 hr 23 min 12:50 pm 4:00 pm 7:15 pm 10:20 pm 12:00 am · The Great Gatsby (PG-13) REAL D 3D; 2 hr 23 min 12:20 pm 3:30 pm 6:45 pm 9:55 pm · The Big Wedding (R) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 29 min 11:55 am 2:15 pm 4:40 pm 7:00 pm 9:50 pm · The Croods (PG) DIGITAL PROJECTION; 1 hr 38 min 11:40 am 2:00 pm 4:20 pm

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Sports never tasted so good Zoe Dee

It’s Bruins playoff season, the Red Sox are back on the field and Boston sports fans are swarming to bars with beer on draught and large-screen TVs showing the game. Luckily, JJ’s in Northborough is the best of several worlds; it combines pub-style food in a full menu, a good-sized beer, wine and cocktail list, and being first a sports bar, shows Boston team games on more than a dozen flat-screen TVs, including one that spans close to an entire wall. Customers seat themselves at JJ’s, allowing for a choice seat to watch the

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game. On a recent Monday night, like a stereotypical couple, Max, the hockey fanatic, took a seat in a booth with a view of the oversized television showing a Bruins vs. Maple Leafs game, while I chose a spot across from him that was comfortable and still provided a view of several televisions that beamed coverage

of baseball and hockey. The waitresses at JJ’s are young, friendly, admittedly adorable in their feminine-style jersey tee-shirts, and ours did not waste any time taking our order and serving up two 23 oz. Harpoon IPAs.

There’s no getting around the hearty, comfort food at JJ’s. Appetizers include classic bar favorites: buffalo, BBQ, bourbon, teriyaki wings, mozzarella sticks, potato skins, and of course, ultimate nachos. Several others are created around one main ingredient: cheese. The Spinach & Artichoke dip ($8.99) was served in a casserole dish, piping hot with a side basket of colorful tortilla chips. The dip was creamier than others I’ve had with a distinct flavor of cream cheese. Large, soft artichoke hearts, immersed in the cheese, were the highlight of the dish, while small bits of spinach were less paramount, but a nice addition. Sure, several salads are offered at JJ’s, but let’s be honest. How many of us are going to pass up a $5 burger special on Mondays, one of the several sandwich melts or a pizza, most of which are less than $10? Not Max or I. Max ordered the Seafood Fra Diavolo ($12.99) from the specials menu. The dish was a bed of linguine, dressed in a delicious, spicy marinara sauce and topped with the most flavorful pieces of haddock I’ve had since last summer, large scallops and shrimp off the shell. Two warm and soft triangular

pieces of Italian bread, toasted with garlic and olive oil, were served with the pasta. I’m a sucker for cheese and pasta, so the name Adult Mac & Cheese ($9.99) practically jumped off the menu at me. The dish is made with the spiral-shaped pasta cavatappi, Velveeta-like cheese and topped with a dusting of bread crumbs; it is served with garlic bread too. This mac and cheese is hearty, warm and simple; similar to the atmosphere at JJ’s. At one point during the night, Max remarked, “I like places like this that don’t try to be something they’re not.” There is a macaroni and cheese dish for the kids too, as well as grilled cheese, chicken fingers, cheese or hamburgers and other little-one-favorites, all under $6. Max and I had a great time, and felt somewhat at home watching the game and indulging in the food at JJ’s. Next time, we’ll be sure to try something from the extensive dessert menu that includes apple crisp, peanut butter chocolate cake, lemon meringue pie and other scrumptious sweet treats. Our bill was much less than we expected, making the restaurant not just a great place to catch a game, but well worth the price of dining out.

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FOR MOM 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. epeppercorns. com.

MOTHER’S DAY AT TOWER HILL

A special Mother’s Day brunch will be served at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Twigs Café on Sunday, May 12 with the first seating at 11:30 a.m. followed by the second at 1:45 p.m. The brunch is $31.95 per person, excluding tax and gratuity; $13.95 for those under 10 and $6.95 for those dyounger than 5-years-old. Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Dr., Boylston.

ARTFUL MOTHER’S DAY Worcester Art Museum is offering a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12. Catering will be provided by Russell Morin and will include a salad and fruit station with fresh fruit juices, roasted tomato salad, Cape Cod salad, tomato watermelon salad, fresh

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seasonal fruit with honey yogurt sauace, artisanal breads and creamery butter. A potato pancake station will include crisp russet potato pancakes cooked a la minute with: short rib ragout, smoked salmon confit, chicken Alfredo and curry vegetables, all served with zucchini bread and creamery butter. An omelet station will offer Egg Beaters, egg whites or whole eggs as classic French omelets or scrambled eggs with fresh ingredients, praline bacon, home fries, croissants and preserves. A sweet and savory stuffed French toast station includes savory: wild mushroom and gruyere, chicken, pear and brie; sweet: strawberry mascarpone, peaches and cream. A dessert table will have assorted verrine parfaits, petit pastries, bourbon pecan torte, strawberry rhubarb crostada, chocolate raspberry cake and candy bar brownies. Columbian coffee, decaf coffee, milk and tea will be served. Seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets $31.95 or $16.95 for children 12 years or younger. 18-percent gratuity and 6.25-percent sales tax not included in ticket price. Reservations required. Call 508-793-4328 or visit worcesterart.org.

★ Texas Bread Banana Foster ★ Fresh Salmon omelette with spinach, cheese, garlic and dill ★ Black & Bleu Benedict: Blacken shaved steak with bleu cheese and hollandaise sauce ★ Happy Burger on grilled Texas bread with bacon and cheese ★ Stuffed French Toast with fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas and whipped cream cheese

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Patio is now open for Lunch, Dinner or Drinks. Book your Graduation Party or private events with us! Private function room seats up to 60.

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eggs benedict, quiche, pancakes, bacon, sausage, home fries, Italian soup, chicken and broccoli Alfredo, baked haddock, prime rib au jus and roasted turkey carving stations, garden salad pilaf, stuffing, roasted and mashed potatoes, green beans, coffee, tea, fruit salad, danishes and assorted breads and muffins. Seatings are 10-10:30 a.m., 10:30-11 a.m., 1:30-2 p.m., 2-2:30 p.m. Cost is $25.95 for adults, $14.95 for children ages 4-11 and children 3 years old or younger eat for free. Reservations required and can be made by calling 508-278-6110. Also, moms golf for free when playing with a family member. Blissful Meadows, The Chestnut Room, 801 Chockalog Rd., Uxbridge. blissfulmeadows.com.

GALA TO BENEFIT STONE SOUP The Stone Soup Full Moon Gala dinner on Thursday, May 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Byblos in Union Station will benefit the nonprofit community center. All ticket proceeds - $45 per person – will directly help in the funding of the rebuilding of the Stone Soup Community Center in Worcester. Tickets include dinner and entertainment. Awards will be presented to Allen Fletcher, Fatima Mohamed and Peter Cutting at the event. For more information and to buy tickets, visit stonesoupworcester.org.

CHILI DOG CONTEST The Dog Father hosts its third annual chili dog eating contest on Saturday, May 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester (UUCW) at 3 p.m. Entree fee to compete is $15; all proceeds to benefit UUCW. Entrants will have 15 minutes to eat as

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The Boynton is a step above your average neighborhood restaurant. They’re dedicated to providing the locals and students with traditional, but quality food, beers, and (in case you didn’t notice) sports games on its televisions. While the restaurant becomes extremely busy on weekends and when New England teams are playing, I very much enjoy that they serve food later than many restaurants, and was completely satisfied with the burger I recently had. I ordered The Boynton Classic Burger. All of The Boynton’s burgers come standard with lettuce and tomato on a hamburger bun. I decided to add other classic toppings as well, like ketchup, mustard, bacon, provolone cheese, onion and pickles. It turned out delicious. Classic is a great description as it is reminiscent of a great backyard grilled burger. I ordered my burger medium, and although it was cooked more towards what I’d consider medium-well, the patty had a great chargrilled flavor to it. The toppings were heaped on, including the crunchy bacon, which was a treat. It was also a surprisingly non-messy burger. This Boynton Classic Burger will cost you $9.99. They are flexible with the sides for additional charges, but it already comes with a pickle, onion rings, and French fries, so what more could you need? It’s a classic choice that even pairs well with a beer and, of course, watching the game.

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many chili dogs as they can. The winner will receive free hot dogs for a year (two per week for 50 weeks). Also, Juniper Farms Ice Cream will be offering sweet treats. A portion of their proceeds will also benefit UUCW. UUCW, 90 Holden St., Worcester. Find the event on Facebook.

sausage, garden and Caesar salads, juice and coffee. Cost is $21.99 for adults, $11.99 for children 6-11 years old and brunch is free for children 5-years-old and younger. For reservations, call 508-7920000. Tatnuck Grille, 638 Chandler St. tatnuckgrille.com.

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Jake’s Wayback Burgers, a national burger

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chain, has opened a location in Worcester. Its signature burgers include a traditional cheeseburger ($4.09) to the BBQ Crunch Burger made with two beef patties, barbecue house-made chips, cheese and barbecue sauce ($5.99). Sandwiches offered include a W.B. Cod ($5.89), Veggie Burger ($5.49), and a Grilled Chicken Caesar ($5.49). Hot dogs, salads, sides and milkshakes are also offered. Jake’s Wayback Burgers Worcester, 11 Tobias Boland Way, unit 140. waybackburgers. com.

hosts a cookie decorating class for children ages 8 years and older and their moms on Thursday, May 9 at the First Congregational Church of Leicester from 6:30-7:45 p.m. The class includes decorating with icing, stencils, edible ink markers, sprinkles and more. Basic instruction, cookies and all supplies will be provided. Each mother and child duo will be able to bring home at least half a dozen decorated cookies. Refreshments will be served during the class. Cost is $25 per mom and child pair and $10 for each additional child. First Congregational Church of Leicester, 1 Washburn Sq., Leicester. cornerhousecookies.com.

MOTHER’S DAY IN TATNUCK Tatnuck Grille hosts a Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. On the menu will be a carving station with honey ham, roast beef, roasted turkey; seafood Newburg, roasted potatoes, fresh veggies, fresh fruit, assorted breads and pastries, an omelet station, scrambled eggs, bacon,

MOTHER’S DAY AT PEPPERCORN’S

a case of the Summer Ale. To find a distributor, visit narragansettbeer.com.

Peppercorn’s Grille & Tavern will offer a special Mother’s Day menu beginning at noon on Sunday, May 12 that will include soups,

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Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill in Holden will donate 10 percent of all sales made on Thursday, May 9 to help the Mountview and Davis Hill middle schools’ Destination Imagination team fund its trip to the 2013 Global Finals in Tennessee. Mountview and Davis Hill have proved their excellence in previous Destination Imagination competitions, an educational program where students solve openended challenges and present solutions at tournaments, and is now planning to compete against teams from around the world in the finals. Help the local school groups by dining at any time during business hours at Mexicali on Thursday, May 9. Mexicali Fresh Mex Grill, 700 Main St., Holden. mexicalifreshmex.com.

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80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s party every Thursday with The Flock Of A-Holes! with D.C. Wonder and Rich People Food. Worcesterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cover band playing you all the hits. The winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of several awards for best cover band in Worcester. facebook.com/ groups/TheFlockOfAssholes. $5. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/pages/Flock-ofAholes/127019150125. Dana Lewis LIVE! Playing the Greatest Hits from the 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to the 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The soundtrack of your youthâ&#x20AC;? Free! 8:30-10:30 p.m. Grafton Inn, The, 25 Grafton Cmn, Grafton. 508-839-5931. Karaoke Thursdays! Every Thursday Night! Hosted by DJ Fast Track! 18+ NO COVER! Come Rock the Mic Every Thursday Night at Karaoke! 8:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Club Remix, 105 Water St. 508-756-2227. Cara Brindisi and the Feather Merchants. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Vincentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508-752-9439. Metal Thursday! 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Jim Devlin. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cigar Bar, 1 Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Thirsty Thursday with DJ Matty J. No cover charge. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508-438-0597.

>Friday 10 Alphonso Velourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Electric Chair Band,Good Question,and special guests. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or theravenrockclub.com/Events.php. Dana Lewis LIVE! Classic Radio Hits from the 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to the 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Soundtrack of your Youthâ&#x20AC;? Free! 5:30-8:30 p.m. Webster House Restaurant, 1 Webster St. 508-757-7208. Thank Friday Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Nat. Thank Friday Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dr. Nat (TFIDN) is an unfettered romp through Natâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s musical imagination backed up by his hefty piano chops and hip vocals! Special guests are welcome to sit in, and often do! No cover charge = tips appreciated! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar and Restaurant, Cabaret Room or Outdoor Patio, 124 Millbury St. 508-579-5997 or on Facebook. Beatles For Sale the Tribute / 2013 Shrewsbury ACS Relay For Life. Beatles For Sale returns to the Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, MA for the annual ACS Relay For Life on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 6:30pm. Hear all your favorite

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>Saturday 11 In Harms Way, High on Defiance, Devious Intentions. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or theravenrockclub. com/Events.php. Happy Birthday Ralph! Private Birthday Party for Ralph, but Public is Invited! 4 p.m. to 8 p.m and later at 8 p.m. it’s Wormtown 35th Anniversary! Featuring: Numbskulls, Time

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Exchange Place. 508-459-9035. Arthur Dent Foundation Reunion. 10 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-8877.

>Sunday 12 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. Bah Jam Open Mic with A Ton of Blues. 2-7 p.m. Black Sheep Tavern, 261 Leominster Road, Sterling. 978-422-8484. Northboro area community chorus’ spring concert. “Broadway And Beyond” Chorus’ 41st season conducted by founder Anthony Volpe of Westboro with pianist David Rose of Shrewsbury. NACC, a non-profit group, gives multiple scholarships to graduating seniors, performs 2 concerts a year & performs at various area rest homes upon request. The chorus is supported in part by grants from the Northboro, Westboro & Marlboro Cultural Councils which are supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. $5. 3:15-5 p.m. Algonquin Regional High School, Bartlett St., Northborough. 508-393-8943. 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. Open Mic Sundays At Perfect Game With Bill Mccarthy .Book your half-hour set in advance at myspace.com/ openmicworld. Email Bill McCarthy to a spot at openmcc@verizon.

net. Free. 6-10 p.m. Perfect Game Sports Grill and Lounge, 64 Water St. 508-792-4263 or MySpace.com/OpenMicWorld. Blues Jam W/Jim Perry. Jam every sunday with Jim Perry and a Featured performer every week. Donations. 7-11 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. Thomas H. Keil Memorial Concert. Join WCMS as we celebrate and honor the life of WPI Professor Thomas Keil. Program includes the stunning Cello Quintet by Schubert. Free admission, no reservations required. Pre-concert 7 p.m. Free admission, no reservations required. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St. 978-456-2730 or worcesterchambermusic.org/main-season-2. Sunday Funday Karaoke with DJ Matty J. No cover charge. 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Center Bar & Grill, 102 Green St. 508438-0597. The NEW 90’s PARTY BAND “How Bizarre” featuring members of The Flock, Squeezer, The Vig and Neon Alley. You LOVE the 90’s? It’s the latest decade-driven band to hit the Lucky Dog. Members of The Flock, Squeezer, Neon Alley and more bands all combine to bring songs by EMF, Dee-Lite, Chumbawumba, STP, Alannis Morissette, C+C Music Factory, Right Said Fred, The Cardigans, OMC, Nirvana, Len, The B-52’s and even Billy Ray Cyrus to LIFE! They’re doing a ton of tunes. All in costumes, VERY fun and silly! $5. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Lucky Dog Music Hall, 89 Green St. 508-363-1888 or facebook.com/pages/HowBizarre/451955381512926.

>Monday 13 Bop & Pop Jazz Organization. Classic Hammond Organ Quartet grooves every Monday night at the Dive. Free. 9 p.m.-midnight Dive Bar, 34 Green St. facebook.com/ BopNPopJazzOrganization.

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>Tuesday 14 Stephen Beckwith in Sterling MA. Luthier (guitar builder) Stephen Beckwith brings his handmade guitars and American Roots based music to the Harvest Grille every Tuesday night. Tuesdays are “Fajita & ‘Rita” nights so stop in for some great food and music in a relaxed atmosphere! 6-9 p.m. The Harvest Grille, 27 Main St., Sterling. 978-422-6020 or theharvestgrille.com. Open Mic Night w/Bill McCarthy! Visit myspace.com/ openmicworld for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@verizon. Free. 7:3011:30 p.m. Greendale’s Pub, 404 W Boylston St. 508-853-1350. “See You Next Tuesday” with DJ Poke Smot! Downstairs! Guest DJ’s and Bands each week! Check our Facebook page {facebook.com/ralphs.diner} for guests each week. No Cover! 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, 148 Grove St. 508-753-9543. Jon Bonner. 9 p.m.-midnight Vincent’s Bar, 49 Suffolk St. 508752-9439. VII Dubstep. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Tammany Hall, 43 Pleasant St. 508-753-7001.

>Wednesday 15 Open Mic Night. The Raven, 258 Pleasant St. 508-304-8133 or theravenrockclub.com/Booking.php?id=OpenMic. 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. facebook.com/ mattrobertmusic 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nu Cafe, 335 Chandler St. 508926-8800 or nucafe.com/events. Joy of Music Spring Gala featuring the JOMP Youth Orchestra. The Joy of Music Youth Orchestra, conducted by Tim Terranella, will present their spring concert. Brief performances of String and Jazz ensembles will occur before the Orchestra concert. A reception and jazz will follow. Free Admission. 7-9 p.m. Mechanics Hall, Great Hall, 321 Main St. 508-856-9541. Author Dan Brown Live Stream From Lincoln Center. Join us for this exciting live stream event. An Evening of Codes, Symbols and Secrets. The #1 international bestselling author comes to Lincoln Center in New York City to speak about his new novel Inferno (on sale May 14th), plus a range of topics including science, religion, codes, book publishing, movie making, and a few surprise topics. First come, first seated. Limited seating. This is his only public appearance. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room, 3 Salem Square. 508-799-1663. Open Mic w/ Feature Act. Hosted by Brett Brumby, all mics and cables supplied, just bring your instrument and love of music! Free. 7:30-11 p.m. Route 56 Roadside Bar & Grill, 24 Leicester St., North Oxford. 508-987-8669 or 56barandgrill.com. Wednesday Night Open Mic/local Musicians’ Showcase w/ Bill Mccarthy @ Guiseppe’s. Visit myspace.com/openmicworld for info and the latest sign-up schedules. Email Bill McCarthy to reserve a spot at Openmcc@ verizon.net. Free. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Guiseppe’s Grille, 35 Solomon Pond Road, Northborough. 508-393-4405. “Krazy Wednesday Jam Session” with The “Get On Up Band”. The music is hot motown/funk/swing/blues style. We offer a drum kit, bass rig and a full PA system for all to use, so bring what you play and “ get on up” Free. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. The Krazy Horse Bar & Grill, 287 Main St. Worcester. 1-774-823-3131. Brendan Kelley. 8-11 p.m. Beatnik’s, 433 Park Ave. 508-926-

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Danforth Museum of Art, Hours: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday - Saturday. 123 Union Ave., Framingham. 508-620-0050 or danforthmuseum.org. DZian Gallery, Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday - Saturday. 65 Water St. 508-831-1106 or dzian.net. EcoTarium, Hours: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: $14 adults; $8 for children ages 2-18, $10 college students with IDs & senior citizens. Children under 2 & EcoTarium members Free. Additional charges apply for Tree Canopy Walkway, Explorer Express Train, planetarium programs & other special progra. 222 Harrington Way. 508-929-2700 or ecotarium.org. Fisher Museum Harvard Forest, 324 N. Main St., Petersham. 978-724-3302 or harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/ museum.html. Fitchburg Art Museum, Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, Noon-4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg. 978-345-4207 or fitchburgartmuseum.org. Fitchburg Historical Society, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10 a.m.-Midnight Wednesday, closed Thursday - Saturday. 50 Grove St., Fitchburg. 978-345-1157 or fitchburghistory.fsc.edu. Framed in Tatnuck, Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1099 Pleasant St. 508-770-1270 or framedintatnuck.com. Gallery of African Art, Gallery of African Art Free Tours, Thursdays, through Dec. 19; Weekly Thursday Tours at the Gallery of African Art, Thursdays, through Dec. 26. Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. 62 High St., Clinton. 978-368-0227 or 978-5985000x17 or www.galleryofafricanart.org. Higgins Armory Museum, WOO Card good at Higgins Armory Museum, Through Dec. 31. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Admission: General Admission: $12 for Adults, $10 for Seniors (age 60+), $8 for Children (age 4-16), Children 3 and under are Free. 100 Barber Ave. 508-853-6015 or higgins.org. Mass Audubon: Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors Photo Exhibit, Through Feb. 28. Hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. 414 Massasoit Ave. 508-753-6087 or massaudubon.org. Museum of Russian Icons. Series of “One Icon” exhibitions, Through Aug. 20. Hours: closed Sunday - Monday, 11-3 a.m. Tuesday - Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 11-3 a.m. Friday, 9-3 a.m. Saturday. Admission: Adults $7, Seniors (59 and over) $5, Students (with ID) & children (3-17) $2, Children under 3 free, Groups (any age) $. 203 Union St., Clinton. 978-598-5000 or 978-598-5000 x17 or museumofrussianicons.org. Old Sturbridge Village, Maple Days, Sundays, Saturdays, through March 31. Admission: $7-$20 charged by age. Children under 3 free. 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. 800-7331830 or 508-347-3362 or osv.org. Park Hill Gallery, Hours: closed Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 387 Park Ave. 774-696-0909. Post Road Art Center. Abstract Show 2013, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, through May 29. Hours: closed Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. 1 Boston Post Road, Marlborough. 508-485-2580 or postroadartcenter.com. Preservation Worcester, Hours: closed Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, closed Saturday. 10 Cedar St. 508-7548760 or preservationworcester.org. Prints and Potter Gallery, American Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Mondays through Saturdays, through Dec. 31. Hours: closed Sunday, 10-5:30 a.m. Monday - Tuesday, 10-7 a.m.

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Mr. Le Landscaping Complete Lawn Maintenance Mowing-Weeding-FetilizingAerating-Thatching4 Season Clean-ups-Rock Gardens-Steps-Retaining Wall-Flagstone-PavestoneBrick-Decking & FencingPatio-Trimming-Garden Lights-Walkway-Trees www.mrleservices.webs.com canlelandscaping@ yahoo.com 774-823-3029

TOWN OF MILLBURY Notice is hereby given that the Town of Millbury is seeking applications from qualified persons interested in the position of member-Board of Fire Engineers. Applicants must be a current member of Millbury Fire Department. Current company officer preferred. Job duties can be obtained from Board of Fire Engineers. Persons interested should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Office of the Board of Selectmen, Town Hall, 127 Elm Street on or before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, 2013

PERRONE LANDSCAPING Mulch Sales & Delivery. Mowing. Parking lot sweeping. Planting & Design. Walkways/Retaining Walls. Residential & Commercial. Free Estimates. Fully Insured. PerroneLandscaping.com 508-735-9814

MULCH & LOAM Hemlock, Black Bark, NE Blend, Red Cedar, Screened Loam, Pick up or Home Delivery MIKE LYNCH ENTERPRISES 774-535-1470 mikelynchenterprises.com

EMPLOYMENT HELP WANTED LOCAL VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY 534 SCHOOL STREET • P.O. BOX 368 WEBSTER, MA 01570-0368

RNs & Experienced Hospice Nurses Full time Monday thru Friday (Days) and every 4th weekend.

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Help build a better life for a foster child with Massachusetts MENTOR. As a foster parent you will receive a $350 tax free weekly stipend per child, 24/7 support, & ongoing Skill Development Opportunities. Foster Children have their own health insurance & additional money is provided for quarterly clothing allowances, birthdays, & holidays. Please call MENTOR today at 508-368-2710 or visit www.makeadifference athome.com

MERCHANDISE CEMETERY PLOTS Paxton Memorial Park-2 Plots. Asking $3000.00 508-853-3586

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BICYCLES-2 Huffy Rockslide Mountain Series. 10 speed index. 24" wheels. $100 B/O 978-534-6974

Matching coffee table and side table. Exc. condition Asking $40.00 or b.o. Cash only. Will deliver locally. 508 829-9240

BRAND NEW Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set $150.00 508-410-7050

Color TV, 25 inch. Good spare. Needs cable or digital converter. $50. 508-4251150 Couch 78’’ Brown contemporary/2 paisley pillows excellent condition $100.00 508/886-8820 Den set sofa, two chairs, Asking $100.00. Will deliver locally. 508 829-9240. Glass top kitchen/dining room set. 36”x60”, 4 fabric captains chairs. $325.00 508-886-6036

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Home gym, BodySolid. EXM-1550 LPS Like new. New $1800. Asking $600 978-534-4462

Minimum 1 year Medical Surgical exp. Required.

100’s of cement blocks $50. Formerly used as raised garden bed. Must pick up. 978-407-6066

Lt Oak Coffee table. Excellent Condition. Lots of Storage. $150.00 774-329-0792

Please call VNA of Southern Worcester County Inc. 508-943-0612 or 800-336-7639

2-Yokohama Tires on Chevy Rims. 1 mo old. P205/70R15 $125 508-8293487

Positions available covering Auburn, Millbury, Greater Worcester area.

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MULCH & LOAM Loam-Crushed Stone Stone dust-Driveway gravel. Delivered, small amounts. 1-6 yd. Loads. Call 508-865-3496 or 508615-8928

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Man’s Electric Hair Clippers w/attachments. Only used twice. $5.00 Call 978-534-8632

New Material, Stripes Brown & Red. 54” wide by 9.33 yards. $10.00 978-534-4373 Oster Food Prep Appliance blender,mixer,grinder,doughmaker,slicer/shredder/salad maker. $20.00 978-464-2068 Pool Equipment: Hayward filter&pump+deck,ladders, sol/win covers for lg ag pool $500/BO 978-464-5875 Upholstered single side chair, muted light green stripes material/great condition. $75.00 508-755-7153 Utility Trailer $50.00 firm. 978-249-4596 Wes Welker Shirt Asking $275.00 978-833-3805

Mattress Set Brand New Queen Pillow Top Mattress Set $149 Still in Plastic. 774-823-6692 Queen pillowtop mattress set -NEW- $149

Still in plastic, can deliver. Call Luke 774-823-6692


www.centralmassclass.com YARD SALES & FLEA MARKETS Parish Yard Sale May 18th 8am-1pm. Rain or Shine. Sacred HeartSt. Catherine of Sweden Parish. 596 Cambridge Street Worcester, MA 01610 Call Lynn @508-752-1608 for table rentals by May 11. Hot dogs, soda, pastry Paxton- 7 Bumbo Brook Lane Sat. May 11th, 10 am-4 pm. Moving. All kinds of household items! Tools! Furniture! Etc. YARD SALE/ FLEA MARKET Leominster, Pilgrim Church, 26 West St. Sat. May 11. 8AM-2PM. Outdoor yard sale/flea market. Inside: Silent Auction, baked goods table, raffles, jewelry, books, and more. Snack bar and lunch available all day. Rain or shine. For questions call: 978-534-5164.

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May Reflexology Special!! Therapeutic Reflexology Session! May Special - 30 minute session regularly $35.00 NOW $15.00 First Time Clients ONLY. 860-377-3592

PETS & ANIMALS DOGS/PUPPIES FOR SALE Dachshund/Chihuahua 3 yr spayed female All shots. Housebroken, crate trained. Good walking and car riding. Good with older kids. $250.00. NEADS 978422-9064 Ext. 19

LIVESTOCK True Mini Pet Pigs $1,000

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NOVENAS Blessed Virgin novena Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel,fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven. Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity. (Mention your request). There are none that can withstand your power. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. O show me herein You are my Mother. O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee. O show me herein You are my Mother Sweet Mother I place this cause in Your hands. Sweet Mother I place this cause in Your hands. Sweet Mother I place this cause in Your hands. 3 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary, 3 Glory Be Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then publish it. It has never been known to fail. Thank you blessed Virgin Mary for listening to me and showing me love. thank you for praying with me and praying for me and my needs. May You and Our Lord Jesus show me favor and grant me what I asked. Amen.

HOMES FOR SALE MANGIFICANT TRI LEVEL TOWN HOME AT Salisbury Green, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, updated kitchen, Huge Master Suite, Deck, Double deep Garage,ďŹ nished Walk out basement to very private yard. POOL, Throw Away your shovel. EASY living at itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best. Only $ 269,900.00 APARTMENT FOR RENT BURNCOAT/GREENDALE 1 BD, laundry, applâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & off st. park. HT/HW inclâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. From $775.00. 508-852-6001 WORCESTER-3 lg BD. Hrdwd flrs g&g heat, refrig., stove, w/d hk up. On bus rt. Near colleges. 1st/last. $895/m Avail. now. Call 774-641-7186 Large 3 bedrooms 3rd ďŹ&#x201A;oor, Hardwoods, Hookups, fully applianced, gas heat, Very sunny & Bright, on Grafton Street,&corner of a Dead in Street, only $880.00 call 508-523-9719 or caroline@northeastsalescenter.com

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Commercial Warehouse Space Available Hubbardston, Mass 32,200 SQ FT 3 Loading docks with conveyor system to 2nd floor 24,960 SQ FT 1 Loading dock Metal/Steel Frame Warehouse for details call Clea Jr. @ 508-294-8239

West Yarmouth-3BR Newly renovated. View of pond. W/D, Central Air, nice yard. $950.00/w. Call 508-829-9097

CONDOMINIUM FOR SALE Holden- Village at Westminster Place 2 Units available now. One floor living 2 bed 2 bath 2 car gar, full basement, hardwood floor, granite countertops, stainless appliances $319,990 & 3 bed single family 2 car gar $349,990. Only one member of the household need be over 55. Call today for showing 508-881-6662 Fafard Real Estate

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AUTO/ATV 2005 Suzuki King Quad 700 Less than 1400 miles. Mint condition. Has winch and plow. $4500.00 508-987-1109 AUTO/MOTORCYCLE 2008 Honda Metropolitan Scooter Black and gray. Mint cond. 469 miles. Asking $1650.00. Includes helmet. 207-289-9362 OR 207-4501492. 2008 Suzuki GSX 650/K8. All black with silver and red trim. Less than 850 miles. Cover, new battery, and lock. $5500.00 508-7926080 Real Estate â&#x20AC;˘ Jobs â&#x20AC;˘ Auto â&#x20AC;˘ Services

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YARD SALE/ FLEA MARKET Leominster, Pilgrim Church, 26 West St. Sat. May 11. 8AM-2PM. Outdoor yard sale/flea market. Inside: Silent Auction, baked goods table, raffles, jewelry, books, and more. Snack bar and lunch available all day. Rain or shine. For questions call: 978-534-5164.

Parish Yard Sale May 18th 8am-1pm. Rain or Shine. Sacred HeartSt. Catherine of Sweden Parish. 596 Cambridge Street Worcester, MA 01610 Call Lynn @508-752-1608 for table rentals by May 11. Hot dogs, soda, pastry

Paxton- 7 Bumbo Brook Lane Sat. May 11th, 10 am-4 pm. Moving. All kinds of household items! Tools! Furniture! Etc.

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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4dr, 4wd. Auto. Dark green. Second adult owner. Always maintained. Many recent updates. Call for details. $4200.00 508-9491320 2008 Ford Escape 92K miles. 4 WD. Red. Well maintained. $8,900.00 Call 508-254-6292 AUTO/TRUCK

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1990 Chevrolet 2500 8 ft bed, reg cab, standard, 350 motor, 4x4, 107K miles, new clutch & many new parts, exhaust, brakes & brake lines, runs good, 31" tires $2,700 978-8400058 2003 Ford F350 One ton dump truck. Automatic. Diesel, 4wd, 9ft. Fisher plow. Chrome wheels, bumper & set-up w/ trailer hitch. 47k orig. $17,950.00 774-696-5696

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

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt Silver, 4 cyl, 4 door. JUST 42,550 miles. Auto, air. $7,200.00 508-829-0377

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1993 Honda Accord New rebuilt 3k engine, clutch, tires, batt, new glass, full power. Must Sell! $2500 978-874-0546 or cell 978-602-6841.

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

A.C. 92A 13E0023PP COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WORCESTER, SS. PROBATE COURT To Eric T. Shaw and Anita Tsantinis both of Leicester in the County of Worcester and to all other persons interested. A petition has been presented to said Court by Stacey Anderson-Milburn of Shepersville in the State of Kentucky and Stefan Anderson of Murrieta in the State of California representing that they holds as tenant in common undivided part or share of lying in Leicester in said County Worcester and briefly described as follows: See Attached Description setting forth that they desires that all the aforesaid described part of said land may be sold at private sale for not less than $115,000.00 dollars, and praying that partition may be made of all the land aforesaid according to law, and to that end that a commissioner be appointed to make such partition and be ordered to make sale and conveyance of all, or any part of said land which the Court finds cannot be advantageously divided either at private sale or public auction, and be ordered to distribute the net proceeds thereof. If you desire to object thereto you or your attorney should file a written appearance in said court at Worcester before ten o’clock in the forenoon on the twenty-eighth day of May 2013, the return day of this citation. Witness, DENISE MEAGHER, Esquire, First Judge of said Court this twenty-ninth day of April 2013. Stephen G Abraham Register of Probate 5/9, 5/16, 5/23/2013 MS

Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Probate and Family Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main St. Worcester, MA 01608 508-831-2200 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION Docket No. WO13P 1371EA Estate of: Terrence W Riley Date of Death: 03/21/2013 To all interested persons: A Petition has been filed by: James C Willand of Millbury MA requesting that the Court enter a formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesting that: James C Willand of Millbury MA be appointed as Personal Representative(s) of said estate to serve Without Surety on the bond. You have the right to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court. You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before: 10:00 a.m. on 05/28/2013. 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 29, 2013 Stephen G. Abraham, Register of Probate 5/9/2013 MS

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www.centralmassclass.com LEGALS/PUBLIC NOTICES WORCESTER HOUSING AUTHORITY REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR HUD Energy Audit Services at Federally funded housing developments Contract and Job No. WHA 2011-9 The Worcester Housing Authority (WHA) is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for WHA Job No 2011-9, requesting applications from experienced Energy Auditors with state or national qualifications, including AEE Certified Energy Manager/Professional Engineer to perform ASHRAE energy audits for (20) twenty Federal developments. The fee for these services is estimated to be between $40,000 to $60,000 Proposals are invited from AEE Certified Energy Manager/Professional Engineer which provide these services. Proposals shall comply with all requirements of HUD’s, new Energy Audit Protocol. The Request for Proposal, Applications, and Summary of Qualifications may be obtained at the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA or by contacting Tina Rivera at (508) 635-3302 after 10:00 a.m. May 8, 2013. A preproposal briefing session meeting will be held on May 22, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605. Interested candidates must submit three (3) copies of attached form proposal before 2:00 p.m. June 5, 2013, to the Worcester Housing Authority, 81 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605, Attention: Mr. Fred Paris, Director of Modernization and Construction at (508) 635-3304 The Authority reserves the right to reject in whole or in part any or all Proposals received. 5/9, 5/16/2013 WM Town of MILLBURY, MA Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Feasibility study and Preliminary Design Services for a Proposed Public Safety Building In accordance with Massachusetts Designer Selection Law, M.G.L. Chapter 7, Sections 38 A ½ - O, the Millbury Public Safety Building Siting Committee (MPSBSC), on behalf of the Town Manager, is seeking proposals for services relating to the feasibility and preliminary design of a proposed joint public safety complex housing the police, fire for the town. The preliminary schematic designs, site evaluation studies, phased work plan, and cost estimates are scheduled for Summer/ Fall of 2013, with a presentation ready for Town Meeting in spring 2014. Minimum requirements include current license and registration by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an architect or professional engineer, with a minimum of five years’ experience. These design services include engaging the services of other licensed engineers and consultants, such as electrical, HVAC, and other professionals as needed.  The designer’s fee shall be negotiated.  The RFQ documents will be available after 1:00 p.m. on May 1, 2013 in the Town Manager’s office, located in the Millbury Town Hall, 127 Main Street, Millbury, MA 01527.  Requests may be made in person, via email bturbitt@ townofmillbury.net or by telephone 508-865-4710, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon - Fri.  Proposals are due to: Bob Spain, Town Manager, Town Hall, 127 Main Street, Millbury, MA 01527 no later than 10:00 a.m. on May 28, 2013 when proposals will be opened and publicly recorded. The MPSBSC will evaluate proposals and make a recommendation to the Town Manager, who is the awarding authority.  The town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals if it be deemed in the public’s best interest to do so.  The town encourages MBE/WBE firms to apply and is an EEO employer. 5/9/2013 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON BOARD OF SELECTMEN PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE In accordance with the provisions of M.G.L. C.166 § 22, you are hereby notified that a public hearing will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 in the Sutton Town Hall upon petition of Verizon New England and Massachusetts Electric Company joint for permission to erect and maintain one pole with wires, cables and fixtures, including the necessary anchors, guys and other such sustaining and protecting fixtures as said Companies may deem necessary along and across Pleasant Valley Road on the westerly sideline, place new Stub Pole No. 99S approximately 510 feet from the centerline of Route 146. Plan file herewith marked Verizon No. 6ABVXK Dated: May 6, 2013 Pleasant Valley Road, Sutton 5/9/2013 MS

TOWN OF SUTTON CONSERVATION COMMISSION The Sutton Conservation Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 7:00PM, at the Sutton Town Hall, 4 Uxbridge Road, Sutton, MA.The purpose of this hearing is to review a Notice of Intent submitted to the Conservation Commission by John Murray, Sutton, MA. The project consists of amending the Order of Conditions to construct additional improvements to the property outside of the scope of the approved plan for septic repair, grading, and utilities, on Map 15, Parcels 66, 132, & 140, on 26 Mallard Way, Sutton MA.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. 5/9/2013 MS

TOWN OF MILLBURY PUBLIC NOTICE On Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Lycott Environmental, Inc., of Spencer, Massachusetts will be conducting an aquatic plant management program at Dorothy Pond in Millbury, Massachusetts. The use of the lake’s water will be restricted as follows: Swimming and fishing restricted for 1 day or until May 22, 2013 BOATING restricted for 1 DAY or UNTIL May 22, 2013 Direct Drinking restricted for 3 days or until May 24, 2013 Irrigation restricted for 5 days or until May 26, 2013 Livestock / Animal watering restricted 1 day until May 22, 2013 If you need additional information, please feel free to contact the Dorothy Pond Restoration Committee or Lycott Environmental, Inc. at (508) 885-0101. 5/9, 5/16/2013

TOWN OF MILLBURY PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Millbury Board of Health In accordance with Massachusetts General Law Chapter 111, Sections 31, the Millbury Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Municipal Office Building, 127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA to adopt regulations for the construction of private wells. Regulations are available for inspection in the Board of Health office during normal business hours. Anyone wishing to be heard on this proposal should appear at the time and place designated above. Armand White, Chairman 5/2, 5/9/2013 MS

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He is married, has a son and, oh yeah, heads up the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in Boston. Chances are good that, until last month, you had no clue who Richard DesLauriers was. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine by him; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather stay behind the scenes. Circumstances, however, dragged him from anonymity into the public conscious when, on April 15, terrorists detonated homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. For the next week, DesLauriersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was a familiar face on television newscasts as authorities vigorously and tirelessly hunted for the suspects. They finally found them â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with one of them, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, dying during a gunfight in Watertown three days after the bombing and the other, his younger brother, Dzhokhar, being found wounded and hiding in a boat the next night. The investigation continues, but DesLauriers is largely back behind the curtain. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll step out again Saturday, May 11 to deliver the commencement address at his alma mater right here in Worcester, Assumption College, where he graduated in 1982 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a gig that was set up well before the attack in Boston. The 26-year FBI veteran took time recently to chat with Worcester Mag as he gets ready to return to Assumption, where he will receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws.

Was this the most unique case you have handled while with the FBI, given that it allegedly involved brothers, pressure cookers and a road race? Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a jogger

You helped apprehend â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whiteyâ&#x20AC;? Bulger. What kind of satisfaction was there for you in that, since he had eluded authorities for so long? I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really

myself. I found it particularly galling that an attack would be perpetrated against the marathon.

address that case. In any case thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very serious where we have victims, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always working to achieve justice for that criminal. We are always focused on achieving justice for the victims.

How surprising was it when, about a half hour after the press conference on Friday, April 19, authorities learned the second suspect might be hiding in a boat not far from where you had been looking all day? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a specific question pertaining to the investigation. I think, certainly, we had some wonderful law enforcement relationships built here in Boston and Massachusetts that allowed us to utilize the mantra of â&#x20AC;&#x153;one team, one fight.â&#x20AC;? We do have some relationships in the commonwealth built on regular contact all of us have. We know each other on a first-name basis.

As an FBI agent, is everything workrelated off limits when it comes to telling your family? Certainly, I have to be careful of what I say. I am bound by rules dictating what you can or cannot say to anybody that doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have appropriate clearance. Even within law enforcement we speak broadly most of the time.

Is it ever hard not to say something to your wife, especially when dealing with a case that could, perhaps, affect your family or is it something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re used to?

One of them would be Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, right? Is he as big in person as he appears on TV? Ed is

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You are married, but on Twitter some women have posted some rather nice things about you, including singer Juliana HatďŹ eld. Had you every heard of

her? I was aware of that, but I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have anything to say about that. She said she had a crush on you because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re â&#x20AC;&#x153;all business and no bullshitâ&#x20AC;? and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t whine or play head games. Is that an accurate description of you? I am a serious-minded individual. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty straight-laced. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been called a by-the-book FBI agent by US Attorney Carmen Ortiz. I am very focused on active investigations and the mission of the FBI.

Your quote at one of the press conferences during the Marathon investigation, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will go to ends of the earth to ďŹ nd those responsible for this despicable crime,â&#x20AC;? was called â&#x20AC;&#x153;badassyâ&#x20AC;? on Boston.com. Did you know when you said it that it would strike a chord with people? No, I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, but really I meant it when I said it, and I certainly did say it. Those words ring true to this day.

A line like that would sound great in a movie, and there is speculation that the Boston attack will get the Hollywood treatment sooner or later. Which actor would you choose to play you? I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t [guess at] that. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have much time to watch a lot of TV or movies.

You are returning to Assumption College for its commencement. What are some of your fondest memories of your time there as a student? The friends I made at Assumption and the wonderful professors I had. Those are still friendships I maintain to this day. Most of my closest friends are Assumption buddies. It really is a living legacy to the type of college Assumption is.

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