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This week’s Quote A new stage

“Doubt whom Puppet donation you will, but never makes debut at JEL yourself.”

BY OLIVIA RICHMAN Christine Bovee NEWS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBRIDGE — The Jacob Edwards Library Editor’s is proud to present their new puppet theater, a gift Office Hours given to the library at the end of January from an Mondays 12-5 Photos courtesy Sylvia Buck anonymous donor. The Wednesdays 1-5 Eighty-three people attended the Sturbridge Historical Society’s discussion on old hardware brand new puppet the- Fridays 1-5 stores. ater has already begun to excite the younger library patrons, who can’t wait to get behind the curtain and put on a INSIDE ‘You weren’t just a show. Almanac ��������������������2 “We’ve already seen it in action, which is great. Police Logs ������������ 18 It went perfectly. The Obituaries ������������������7 person walking kids took to it intuitive- ly,” said JEL Director Opinion ������������������� 10 Margaret Morrissey. Calendar ���������������� 13 “They knew what it was right away. They even ports through the door’ Photos courtesy Margaret S ��������������� 16-17 posted their ‘event’ on the Morrissey blackboard section below LOCAL Seminar explores history the curtain. It was just “The kids took to the pup- great.” pet theater intuitively,” said of Tucker’s Hardware The puppet theater isn’t Margaret Morrissey. “If you just a way for children to provide the infrastructure, have fun with friends. It’s they’ll grab onto that and do the rest. It gives them BY OLIVIA RICHMAN panel of past Tucker’s also a great way to use NEWS STAFF WRITER their imaginations and that nudge and we’ve already Hardware employees. seen that responsiveness.” STURBRIDGE — The People in the audience explore their creativity, Sturbridge Historical — from Southbridge, said Morrissey. Even shy Society’s January sem- Sturbridge, Warren and children have the chance inar had a record num- beyond — discussed to express themselves be as dramatic as they ber of attendees, with 83 their own experiences and tell stories, with help like. Kids respond to that. people traveling to the with small-town “mom from the puppets and cur- Kids need to have some- Working to Publick House to hear and pop” hardware tain. thing suggestive. They about a local hardware stores. “With the puppet the- take off with the idea. If give back store’s history. After reading an ater, children have the you provide the infra- Russ Buck and Sylvia Buck opportunity to act out structure, they’ll grab Page A3 Warren resident article about an old- hold a sign advertising Sylvia Buck put time hardware store in drama. It’s great for that onto that and do the rest. Tucker’s Hardware’s key developmental stage,” together the presen- making service. LOCAL tation, including a Please Read HISTORICAL, page ­A15 she explained. “They can Please Read PUPPETS, page ­A15 Six decades Staying on track strong Model train show returns later this month

Center of Hope Birds of prey visit celebrates Jacob Edwards 60th anniversary Library Page A4 BY OLIVIA RICHMAN in institutions, “left NEWS STAFF WRITER there with no hope, no SOUTHBRIDGE independence and no SPORTS — This year, Center choice,” said Center of of Hope celebrates Hope Chief Operating its 60th anniversary, Officer Cindy Howard. and the ever-expand- Just now, people are ing non-profit plans to beginning to under- have big celebrations stand that individuals throughout the year. with mental disabilities Center of Hope have the civil right to opened in 1956, and has have choices and do the File photo since grown to serve things they want and be Joe Lepage, of Amherst Railway Society, controls the locomotives using the latest 650 families in the 64 included in the commu- technologies at last year’s event. towns in South Central nity like everyone else. Tantasqua boys’ and “I’ve been here for BY KEVIN FLANDERS bers agree, but also in building friend- basketball falls northern almost 32 years,” said NEWS STAFF WRITER ships. The club will celebrate its 70th they serve. Center of Center of Hope CEO Jim AUBURN — From longtime model year of operation on Sunday, Feb. 28, to Milford’s Hope has at least 250 Howard. “People with railroading enthusiasts to kids just with the annual model railroad show 3-point onslaught employees and has disabilities now are getting into the hobby, the Worcester at Auburn Elks Club. Lasting from opened 15 small busi- much more accepted in Model Railroaders annual train show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the show will fea- in Scarlet Hawk nesses in the area. our communities and later this month will have something ture several layouts and also products Classic final But the Center of much more respected. for everyone. available for purchase. Hope isn’t the only They’re integrated and The greatest joy of model railroad- For WMRR President Joe Parker, Page A16 thing that’s changed given many opportuni- ing doesn’t lie entirely in building in those 60 years. Sixty ties and have become layouts, Dudley-based WMRR mem- Please Read TRAINS, page ­A15 years ago, people with Please Read CENTER page ­A15 Opinion mental disabilities were Get Your Point Across Page A10 Site tour continues discussion about road woes

Police Logs BY OLIVIA RICHMAN of Selectmen, Police their concerns with traffic,” said Denfield that hill and hits you. NEWS STAFF WRITER Chief James Pervier, Guelphwood Road being Road resident Monique You can’t see over that Page A18 CHARLTON — Town Foreman of the closed, leaving Denfield Falzone. “The road is hill and you don’t know Residents of Charlton, Highway Department Road as a detour. not built to handle that what is going to happen and Southbridge and Jerry Foskette and an “Denfield Road is a kind of traffic. The heavy due to the increased traf- Charlton town officials, individual from the country road. It’s very trucks and the school fic flow. I’m not the only took part in a site tour Conservation Committee narrow. It has twists and busses. … When we are resident on this street on Wednesday, Feb. 17. visited Guelphwood turns and hills. The road coming out of our drive- who has voiced this Town Administrator Road and Denfield Road, is starting to buckle now way, you have to pray Robin Craver, the Board letting residents voice because of the increased to God nobody goes over Please Read ROADS, page ­A14 2 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, February 26, 2016 Shepherd Hill announces cuts to course catalog BY JASON BLEAU DUDLEY — In preparation for the not the only one to make sacrifices a lack of interest and that making the NEWS STAFF WRITER new school year this fall, Shepherd Hill based on lack of interest in course how- courses required or implementing such Regional High School has announced ever. The school’s Social Studies depart- courses at lower grade levels before a slew of changes to its curriculum, ment recommended the deletion of sev- high school could be something officials including the merging and downright eral courses considered obsolete or that may want to explore in the future if key- elimination of several programs cur- have not run in several years. These board skills and other basic principles rently seen as unneeded or out of date. include Democracy in Action and A are a true concern. Chinese Restaurant Principal Mary Pierangeli listed off Life Portrait, which were created to sup- Another significant change was in the www.foodaw.com/015/dynasty the proposed changes to the School port MCAS preparation as well. United science department where Pierangeli Take-out Service Committee in January, saying the State History Research, focusing upon explained department heads proposed proposed changes were the result of library related research, was consid- significant changes to the Physics cur- Catering Party to Your Place recommendations brought to her by ered obsolete due to classes now requir- riculum. Please call the coordinators of each department ing modernized research components in “Staff members have found that the 508.765.0398 in the high school and approved by their study processes while Advanced Advanced Placement Physics 1 course the Shepherd Hill School Council. The Placement College U.S. History, for stu- covers the curriculum that we have in 508.765.9816 changes were approved, after some dis- dent looking to earn Nichols College the Physics Theory Level 1 class. So as cussion, by a unanimous vote of the Credit, was ruled as obsolete due to a result it really is a duplication of the Full Liquor License School Committee. the relationship with Nichols being advanced physics offering and should We Have Delivery Service Pierangeli’s presentation provided a defunct. Another Advanced Placement be eliminated. Due to the redesign, the Open 6 days: Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-10 pm department-by-department breakdown U.S. History course also already exists lab that has been added for AP Physics Fri.-Sat 11 am-11 pm • Sun. 12 pm-10 pm • Closed Mon. of the proposed changes, starting with within the curriculum and will contin- 1 is no longer needed and the course the math department where the first ue to be offered. credit would be reduced to 1 credit from 344 Main St. (Rte. 131) proposal was the elimination of two Probably the most talked about the current 1.5,” Pierangeli explained. Southbridge MA 01550 MCAS preparation classes. changes were to the computer science In addition Physics Applied level 2 “This approach offerings in the school where depart- is to be restructured to be more project was found to be ment heads proposed several modifica- based learning without the need for ineffective. As tions, adding an introductory course advanced math concepts and will be a matter of fact exploring computer sciences. In addi- renamed Project Physics to fit its new the classes have tion the proposal had an introductory theme. Marine Science will also have not been sched- course to C++ programming and a pro- a new title in the fall, being renamed uled for the past gramming course in Java, both current Marine Biology, a name considered a several years,” courses, consolidated into Introduction more appropriate and better fit for the Pierangeli said of to Programming to provide what they course. the two courses. believe is a more modernized program- Other major changes include a new “The Department ming component. course called Business Applications has found that “The two introductory courses in the Business and Tech Ed depart- remediation with- would better prepare students for the ment that Pierangeli said will mod- in the regularly Advanced Placement Computer Science ernize and consolidate three current scheduled math course that was approved last year and courses, deleting the individual courses class along with is in it’s first year and it would prepare from the curriculum in favor of one grant funded tutor- students for an anticipated addition of all-encompassing class. The Family ing prior to the another AP Computer Science class and Consumer Science, Health and MCAS test better which is called AP Computer Science Education Department also request- meets the needs Principals in the 2017/2018 school year,” ed a number of electives be eliminat- of students who Pierangeli said. “I feel these courses ed including Personalized Wellness are struggling will expand instruction in the STEM Management, Body Workshop, Fitness with the MCAS area and will contribute to the success Wellness, Fitness For Life, Project Assessment.” of our students in the technologically Adventure, Sports Safety, First Aid & Pierangeli said complex world of the 21st century.” CPR, Sports in Society, and Unique that a Math Quest Some members of the School Pursuits, all of which Pierangeli said program would Committee were concerned about the are covered in more expansive courses remain in the cur- loss of courses teaching basic keyboard- already available in the school. riculum as well ing skills and other concepts with tech- tutoring programs nology becoming an ever-growing pres- Jason Bleau may be reached at 508-909- to help students ence in society today. 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That’s interesting. It sounds like a real business! How do you feel about being a part of this intern- Public Meetings ship?

“I was very excited. It’s a very com- Editor’s Note: Meetings as list- petitive internship. They interviewed ed are retrieved in advance from over 400 people and only picked 15 — multiple sources, including Town Photos courtesy Alex Phoummalayvane UMass Amherst student Alex only the students who are really pas- Hall and on the Internet. The Phoummalayvane with Steve Acorn, presi- Southbridge resident Alex Phoummalayvane sionate about business and learning Sturbridge Villager is not respon- dent of Young Entrepreneurs Across America. hopes that his summer internship will help about these skills. The interview made sible for changes and cancella- him give back to his community. me very nervous. I was a little shaky tions. because I really wanted this opportu- BY OLIVIA RICHMAN “My major is Public Health with nity. I’m glad I landed it and I’m very STURBRIDGE NEWS STAFF WRITER a focus on Public Health Ventures. I excited.” SOUTHBRIDGE — As a way to give knew I wanted to do business out of Wednesday, March 2 back to his hometown, Southbridge high school but knew I couldn’t get How did you come about the idea resident Alex Phoummalayvane is in at the time. I was also interested in of incorporating the scholarship 6:30 p.m., Town Charter Review using his summer internship to start sciences, but never knew a practical into the internship? Committee will meet at the Town a scholarship fund for Southbridge way to use my skills. Sophomore year, Hall Middle/High School students passion- I began to search for majors that would “I was talking to some of the people ate about entrepreneurship. fit my interest. For me, I really like to who have done this in the years prior. Thursday, March 3 Phoummalayvane graduated from help people and make a difference. If Some of the things they did inspired the old high school in 2012 and went I can improve the well-being of entire me. I talked to one of my mentors who 6:30 p.m., The Sturbridge on to major in Public Health Ventures communities that would be great for had a friend who passed away. He put School Committee meets at the at UMass Amherst. During the spring me. The Public Health major is flexi- aside money to make a dedication to Burgess Elementary School and summer Phoummalayvane will ble here and we get to pick our focus his friend in his hometown. I wanted 7 p.m., The Burgess Elementary take part in an internship that has area. Some people pick public policy. I to come up with my own way to give School FY17 Budget Public him starting his own house painting created Public Health Ventures, which back. I thought about it for a couple of Hearing will take place at the business. Ten percent of the money he includes entrepreneurship courses. weeks and realized I wanted to start Burgess Elementary School makes during the internship will go The proposal got accepted and now a scholarship fund. I want to reach towards the scholarship fund. I’m just finishing off my classes to out to someone just a couple years Olivia Richman chatted with the graduate.” younger than me who can be where I entrepreneur to discuss his passion am if they have the opportunity and for Southbridge and his goals for That’s great! You seem really passion.” the summer. For more information connected to your hometown. Why or to set up an appointment, contact do you like Southbridge? Why give back to Southbridge? FREE head exam Phoummalayvane at aphoumma@ Worn tip Bent prong won’t emass.edu or by telephone at 774-318- “I really like Southbridge just “It’s something I’m really passion- loses its grip hold for long 0839. because I was born and raised here. ate about. Having that reason behind My parents were born in Laos and they why I’m doing it will really help me Hurry in today for Why is the scholarship going to had to leave the country to come to succeed in this internship. 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DUMPSTER SERVICES LLC Charlton awarded MIIA grant for 508-885-2428 Town Hall safety Trash, Demolition Debris, • Etc. $99 WEEKLY PICK-UP, $70 BI-WEEKLY, QUARTERLY RATE BY OLIVIA RICHMAN Ranz. “The things that they do, The Town of Charlton applies NEWS STAFF WRITER RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE PICKUP Pick-up Weekly and Bi-Weekly in this case security enhance- for the loss control grant every DUMPSTER CONTAINERS We Offer 15, 20 and 30 Yard Dumpsters CHARLTON — Charlton was ments, can lead to cost savings year and have been recipients of awarded a $4,980 loss control in the future. These are steps the grant in the past, including RELIABLE Fully Insured, Locally Owned & Operated grant as part of its commitment they are taking to help further last year. PROMPT Please Call For our Money Saving RATES to safety and controlling costs, keep the town safe and saving According to Craver, Charlton according to the Massachusetts money, which is great.” has a great Loss Control Interlocal Insurance Association In addition to providing insur- Committee. The town also pri- (MIIA), which presented ance, MIIA provides its members oritizes the needs of the town in Charlton with the grant. The with free programs, employee the areas of liability. grant money will be used to help safety training and the chance Why install cameras at the enhance security at the Town to earn credits towards future Town Hall? Hall in an attempt to continue insurance premiums. “This is our town building their goals of keeping residents “We are pleased that MIIA with the highest foot traffic,” and employees safe. provided the Town of Charlton Craver explained. “We’ve been In the fiscal year of 2015, MIIA with this grant,” stated Town putting in an elevator and work- released approximately $600,000 Adminstrator Robin Craver. ing on other upgrades, including in grant funding. The criteria “The safety of our employees as work on the parking lot. It’s one for receiving the loss control well as being able to better pro- of the areas we need safety. In grant is how “members of the vide surveillance are high pri- today’s world, cameras will help community cooperate with MIIA orities for our community. Our provide safety and maybe hope- loss control representatives police dispatch can now monitor fully act as a deterrent to anyone to identify areas for potential the outside of Town Hall from who would consider some type losses/claims and then taking the Police Station. The cameras of mischief.” proactive steps to address them would also help first responders For more information on the through grants and employee in time of emergencies. Cities MIIA visit www.emiia.org and training,” said MIIA represen- and towns need to increase www.mma.org. tative Jennifer Ranz, who noted their awareness of the possibil- Part-Time that the purpose of the program ity of active shooters, whether Olivia Richman can be reached is to help communities that are domestic or foreign, given recent at 508-909-4132 or by e-mail at already taking steps to control events.” [email protected]. Custodian Wanted financial losses. “This grant is important for St. Joseph Parish in Auburn is seeking a small communities like Charlton Wide Variety of Probiotics & because it’s a free program they Digestive Health Products part-time Custodian for the church and the can access to help them purchase rectory. Duties will include snow removal, equipment that may normally be Vitamins, Herbal Supplements, out of that year’s budget,” said lawn care, cleaning and maintenance of the Homeopathics, Liquid Tinctures. buildings. Complete job description available Wanted by the Gluten & Allergen free foods. upon request. Sturbridge Historical Society Easy drive, located just Over 100 dried herbs & spices Tools from the over Connecticut line. Chia & Hemp Seeds Interested persons should complete a Snellville Manufacturing Co. 554 Liberty one-page resume of their skills and (also know as Auger Shop) Toiletries, Essential Oils Highway, Suite 4 submit it to the pastor at Such tools as Putnam, CT Dried Herbs & Spices. augers, auger bits, 860-928-2352 Bulk nuts & dried fruit. St. Joseph Parish expansion bits and M-W 10-6 other things made Thurs-Sat 10-5 Local honey. 194 Oxford St., North Sun 11-3 at the factory. All natural cleanses & Auburn, MA 01501-1529 Please call John Boniface 508.347.9705 Detox programs or call 508.832.2074 4 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, February 26, 2016 Birds of prey visit Jacob Edwards Library

SOUTHBRIDGE — The Jacob Edwards Library’s Pioppi room was packed on Thursday, Feb. 18, for a program featur- ing live birds of prey. Sponsored by the Olive I. & Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Donor Advised Fund of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Julie Collier of Wingmasters came in with six birds of prey in an effort to continue educating the public about these birds. “People are not particularly connected with the natural world, particularly kids,” said Collier. “Many people who are interested and have some knowledge have never had a chance to see a bird of prey up close. To build awareness and appreciation for these birds you have to see them. There’s no substitute for the real things.” Collier and Jim Park take care of the Wingmasters, 15 birds in total. Wingmasters are all rescues, most of which collided with cars. They are also all from around the New England area. For more information visit wingmasters.net.

This barn owl flew back into her box to demonstrate how silent owls are, because of their soft feathers. They fly with virtually no sound.

Olivia Richman photos Julie Collier shows off one of her master- pieces, a drawing of a golden eagle named Lakota who had been shot. “I had her since last March. She died at the age of 36,” said Collier. “I still miss her.”

This Peregrine Falcon has damage to one of his wings. As an animal that relies on their speed and agility, Julie Collier said he wouldn’t Male American Kestrels are smaller than the females, explained Julie survive in the wild. Peregrine Falcons are the fastest animals on the Collier. They’re also more colorful. Why? To mark their territory. planet, diving up to 100 to 200 miles per hour.

Julie Collier explained that owls are not as intelligent as other birds of prey, but it’s because they have dozens of adaptations that make them highly efficient hunters. “Look at the size of those feet,” she exclaimed. “Here’s a bird that can tackle big things.” Some of those things include small dogs and The program was interactive, with Julie Collier often asking the audi- cats. ence of children questions about the birds.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Basics 33. Beam out 4. Paper container 34. Escargots 7. Diving ducks of N America 37. Mother of Apollo in ancient having a bluish-gray bill mythology 9. Spruce 40. Fed 11. Sacred choral composition 41. A sleeveless garment like 14. Ear lobe decoration cloak but shorter 16. S Am. wood sorrel cultivated 43. Yugoslavian River for its edible tubers 45. Patti Hearst’s captors 46. Representational likeness 17. Wolf drama series Julie Collier’s American Kestrel shows off his bright white markets. 19. Straight, bowling or bobby 48. Plundered Julie Collier asked the audience why owls don’t have white on their 21. Cotton growing region in W. 50. Clothier faces as well. The answer? They don’t need it. The white markings Central India 54. ___ de Janeiro help with . Owls hunt at night. 22. Tax saving retirement account 55. Peaceful relations 23. Expresses pleasure 56. Replaced union workers 25. Synoptical 58. African people of Senegambia 26. Peseta 59. Every 24 hours 27. Oceans 60. 1/100 yen 29. Weekday 61. Summate “These are not ears,” explained Julie Collier. 31. Octagonal motif in rugs “When she’s on alert, for example if she hears CLUES DOWN a crow, they go up like exclamation points.” 1. Gum arabic 34. Resistant to change 2. Crazy, loco, wacky 35. Northeast 3. Unconnected 36. Watering places 4. Whirring sound 38. A way to pave 5. Tartness 39. Value excessively 6. A group of individuals 40. Poplar trees (Spanish) 7. Bard 42. Elk Grove High School 8. Buddy 44. Abroad 9. Not an amateur 45. Author George Bernard 10. North-central Indian city 47. Old world, new 12. Chit 49. Tiny insectivorous W. Indian bird 13. Reverences Peregrine Falcons mostly live in , Springfield and other big 14. Inspire with love 51. British School cities. In the wild they like cliffs. Where are they living in cities? Tall 15. Endocrine gland 52. Moroccan coastal region This 2-year-old Great Horned Owl was born buildings. Their main food source is pigeons. 18. Biblical name for Syria 53. Radioactivity unit with one blind eye. 20. The woman 57. Sheep sound 24. Heroic tale 26. Daddy LaSalle Reception Center 28. Killing yourself 30. In a way, discolors Saint John Paul II Parish (Lower Hall) 32. Artiodactyls 444 Main St., Southbridge Begins Friday, February 12 and Every Friday during Lent from 4:30pm to 7:30 pm MENU IT’S • Fish & Chips Drive Up • Fritters & Chips Pickup Service GOIN’ Eat-in or • Chowder Take-out! • Cole Slaw & Beverage included DOWN!

PUZZLE SOLUTION For more information regarding the menu and prices, CHECK OUT THE call the parish office at 508-765-3701 To take-out and place an order, call 508-765-5126 SPORTS ACTION! Friday, February 26, 2016 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­5 Winter-themed workshop inspires at QVCAH

SOUTHBRIDGE — On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Art Center was packed for one of the Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts & Humanities’ winter work- shops. After a successful Valentine’s Day-themed project the week before, the children once again crowded into the Art Center to paint snowmen, inspired by the recent snowstorms. Art teacher Dolores Cowden led the two workshops – one for children under 8 and the other for older children – guiding children through each step of the project.

Art teacher Dolores Cowden led the most recent QVCAH craft, instructing children on how to create their own snowman master- piece.

Photos courtesy Julie Prohaska Seven-year-old Jocelyn was happy to show off Jackson, 7, had fun creating his snowman. her snowman painting.

William, 8, poses with his snowman creation. Elijah, 6, was proud of his snowman artwork. Jade, 4, couldn’t wait to show her parents her winter-inspired artwork. Harrington to hold second Professional Directory 5K Color Run/Walk ACCOUNTING, TAX & FINANCIAL SOUTHBRIDGE — Harrington It is also a fundraiser to ben- The family-friendly event is HealthCare System has efit the new inpatient behav- held rain or shine. The 3-mile LaMothe & Associates announced it will hold a second ioral health unit being built at course is part of the Grand Financial Services, Inc. color run/walk this spring. Harrington’s Webster campus Trunk Trail and includes most- The event will be held May at 340 Thompson Road. The ly flat terrain. It is stroller and Small Businesses Individuals 1 at Westville Recreation Area 8,200-square-foot dual diagnosis pet-friendly. All fitness levels are Start-up Specialists Tax Returns on the Southbridge/Sturbridge unit (DDU) will be the first in welcome. Bookkeeping & Payroll Estate Planning line. A 5K trail course will be the region to treat mental health This year, the event also aligns Financial Statements Trusts available to walk or run, and will and substance abuse disorders with the Harrington Auxiliary Tax Return & Analysis Retirement Strategies feature four color stations, in simultaneously. More informa- 25th Annual Lucky Duck and which participants are splashed tion about expanding access to Family Fun Day, happening at 508-867-5117 413-213-0748 with a non-toxic color powder behavioral health services and Westville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 301 E. Main Street 175 State Street, Suite 2B mixture as they proceed through the DDU project can be found Expanding this year to include E. Brookfield, MA Belchertown, MA the course. by visiting the event website, or more family-friendly events, The event begins at 12 p.m. www.harringtonhospital.org. entertainment, and activities, Walk-in registration will begin North Brookfield-based Lucky Duck Day is best known To advertise on this page, at 11 a.m., but pre-registration Vibram, known for creating for the “duck pluck”, in which is encouraged by visiting har- durable, versatile rubber soles participants who purchased one call Sandy at 508-909-4110 rington.kintera.org/Run2016. for shoes, including the popu- or a set of rubber ducks have Advanced registration is $25 for lar Five Finger sneaker, is the a chance to win a $1,000 grand or email [email protected] adults through March 15; seniors premiere sponsor of the event. prize. and students are always $15 and Vibram will be present on May Ducks will be available for children under 10 are free. 1 for participants to learn more purchase starting in March. Participants are encouraged to about the company and its prod- Community members can buy car pool due to parking capacity uct line. their ducks at the main hospital 25,000 Unique Visitors at Westville, and can use the Southbridge Hotel and gift shop in Southbridge, open back sections of the main hospi- Conference Center, and their Monday through Friday 9 a.m. tal parking lots on South Street Focus Fitness Center, is also an to 7:30 p.m. Additional locations Every Week! to meet and leave their vehicles. event sponsor. will be announced soon. The event is in part a response to the popularity of the 2015 event, in which Harrington set out to raise $5,000, but succeed- ed in raising more than $12,000. 6 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, February 26, 2016 Center of Hope, SSB team up for gift bag distribution

SOUTHBRIDGE — The Center of Hope Foundation Inc. has no better friends than the folks from Southbridge Savings Bank, who took the time and money to put together 500 much-needed holiday gift bags for the people served by this agency, and then followed up with volunteering to serve dinner, play games and pass out these great gifts at the big party held up at the former High School on Dresser Street. They also use our printing and other services to help people to be employed, even using our assembly company to make holiday ornaments for their staff! Southbridge Savings Bank has been a wonderful partner with us for many years, but this hands on approach this year is very much appreciated! Thank you to Todd Tallman, Brenda Alano and all of the leadership team who participated in putting together and delivering the 500 packages, and then to Brian Chandley, Nicole Berry, Heather Loranger, Sheri Bibinski, Sheila Veideman and Angela Sarna who volunteered at our holiday party.

Bob Mangan, Carly Wilson, Nicole Berry of Southbridge Savings Bank and Center of Hope employees bring in 500 gift bags.

Gail Belcher with a gift bag. Roberta Nelson and Brian Chandley.

John Foyle passing the 500 gifts assembly line style. Stephanie Laroche, Brian Chandley and Heather Loranger.

Lee Boyd with a gift bag.

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SOUTHBRIDGE — This year, the Relay for Life Silent Auction has (as of press time) 108 items with a retail value of more than $6,700. Bidding begins on March 3. “This is a great fundraiser for the Southbridge Relay for Life,” said Auction Coordinator Ron Ravenelle. “It averages about $4,000 or more each year. We wish to thank bidders and donators for their continued support and gener- osity.” The silent auction will run in the Southbridge News, Webster Times, Spencer New Leader, Charlton Villager and Sturbridge Villager from March 3 through March 25. This year’s auction will feature a large variety of unique, high quality items, including jewelry, sports jerseys and handbags. The silent auction always has a great assortment of gift cards as well, including a one-year membership to the YMCA, $100 to Cormier Jewelers, a two night stay at the Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, movie passes at Showcase Cinemas, a three-course din- ner for two at the Publick House and a gift card to Brush It Off Paint & Sip Bar. Many local restaurants and retailers are also offering gift cards. Staff writer caught up with Ravenelle this past week Red Miche bag donated by Team Kippy’s Kids. to sneak a peek at some of the items up for auction.

Olivia Richman photos Sadie Greens donated a sea glass pink bracelet and earrings along with a matching scarf. New York Yankees pullover windbreaker A New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski hood- donated by W&R Collectibles. ed sweatshirt donated by W&R Collectibles.

Your Health Matters donated a basket of A friend of the Relay for Life donated this 4’x6’ crocheted American Flag afghan. Sturbridge Coffee Roasters donated a cof- health food supplements and body care prod- fee-themed gift basket. ucts.

“Rest and Relaxation” basket, donated by A Julian Edelman autographed mini helmet donated by W&R Collectibles. A New England Patriots Salute to Service Southbridge Savings Bank. sweatshirt (XXL) donated by W&R Collectibles. Friday, February 26, 2016 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­9

Black Miche bag donated by Team Kippy’s Kids.

A Wes Welker #83 game jersey donated by W&R Collectibles. A Xander Bogarts #2 Red Sox game jersey donated by W&R Collectibles.

Along with this 16 oz. candle, Sturbridge Candle will give the highest A very comfortable and high quality helmet is up for auction. A Michael Jordan #23 Bulls game jersey bidder one 16 oz. candle each month for 12 months. donated by W&R Collectibles.

news brief is based on the number of individuals In 2015, WCAC processed more than Outreach continues for who live in a household, their com- 15,000 applications for fuel assistance bined income, housing status and fuel with more than 2,200 being first time type. applicants. Thirty-four percent of fuel assistance “Tenants and homeowners, can households receiving fuel assistance apply, whether they heat with gas, elec- were elderly; 14 percent were house- WORCESTER — As winters go, the tricity or a delivered fuel. We are here holds with children under the age of 6. winter of 2015-16 has, thus far, been a to help people manage their high utility WCAC’s fuel assistance program welcomed departure from the record bills before the winter moratorium ends serves the following communities: setting snowfall and frigid tempera- and the shut off notices arrive,” said Auburn, Boylston, West Boylston, tures endured last year. Despite the WCAC’s Director of Energy Resources Brookfield, East Brookfield, West milder weather and decreases in the Mary Knittle. Brookfield, North Brookfield, Charlton, cost of home heating oil, Worcester First time applicants must complete Douglas, Dudley, Holden, Leicester, All Star Incentive Marketing donated a Bose SoundLike Mini Bluetooth speaker. Community Action Council knows a face-to-face interview as part of the Millbury, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, there are families struggling and wants initial application process. Rutland, Southbridge, Spencer, to ensure they know — help is avail- WCAC has outreach workers avail- Sturbridge, Sutton, Warren, Webster able. able – by appointment only – to accept and Worcester. WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program applications one day each week at the is designed to provide relief to those Webster Senior Center, Webster and households that are most vulnerable at the Jacob Edwards Public Library, to high home heating costs. The feder- Southbridge. Appointments can be ally funded Low Income Home Energy made online at www.WCAC.net or by Assistance Program (LIHEAP) targets calling 508-754-1176. assistance to households with the low- New applications can also be sub- est incomes and highest average energy mitted at the Worcester Office located costs. The LIHEAP is intended to help in the Denholm Building, 484 Main defray the cost of heat during the win- St., Worcester on Mondays, Tuesdays, ter months, Nov. 1 to April 30 of each Thursdays and Fridays between 8:30 year. Applications are accepted any- a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No appointment is time during that timeframe. Eligibility necessary. GLOBE TRANSMISSION How can I get the Sturbridge or & AUTO REPAIR Charlton Villager mailed to my 508-764-9400 home or business every week? 405 East Main St. It’s easy and it’s FREE! You must be a resident of, Southbridge or a business in Charlton and Sturbridge.

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Adam Minor Editor’s Note: With an election season result in your letter not being published. Editor, Sturbridge Villager upon us, Stonebridge Press will occasion- All letters must be free of personal to the FAFSA ally publish its guidelines for submitting attacks and libelous remarks. Letter writ- election-related letters. Should you have ers are encouraged to remain focused If you have a child in college, any questions, do not hesitate to call us at on endorsing a candidate, and to refrain Financial 508-909-4130. from commenting negatively about oppo- you’re prob- nents. Failure to follow that guideline Focus ably familiar Believe it or not, we’re coming up on could result in rejection of a letter to the with the Free The that time of year — election season. editor. JEFF Application In Sturbridge, Monday, April 11 is the Letters should not be written as though BURDICK for Federal big day, and candidates in our commu- to a particular individual (for example: Student Aid nity are gearing up for Election Day. “Your decision was wrong. You should (FAFSA), mockingbird’s Just as they are hoping for a good voter not act in that way.”). Refer to individu- which must be completed to help ensure turnout, Stonebridge Press wants to hear als by name, and then by “he” or “she” or that students don’t miss out on federal from you. Who do you support in your “they” in subsequent references. and state grants, work-study jobs and town’s upcoming election? Why? What For election-related letters only, there loans. But you might not know that last song issue is most important to you? is a 500-word limit, and all submissions some important changes will be coming Our Election Letters Policy is as fol- will be published as space is available. to the FAFSA during 2016 — and these lows: Any candidates for office will be changes can affect both the process of When news broke last Friday about Absolutely no anonymous Sound Offs allowed one letter to introduce them- filing for aid, and, possibly, the amount the death of Harper Lee, I immediately may be submitted in endorsement of any selves and their candidacy. Candidates of aid your child will receive. flashed back to my high school days, as candidate for political office. Any men- will not be allowed to submit any other Here are three key changes to watch her debut novel, the classic “To Kill a tion of a political candidate and/or issues election-related letters. for: Mockingbird,” was one of the books that he or she has addressed, and any elec- The editor reserves the right to edit Earlier availability of the FAFSA — sparked my interest in writing. tion-related matter, must be done in a any and all submissions at his discretion. Currently, you need to complete the Up until that point, I had always had a signed Letter to the Editor. When possible, attempts will be made to FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. curiosity, but I remember Lee’s work as While space dictates how many let- allow the letter writer to rewrite, but the 1 – which means you’re probably fill- being one of the finest “required read- ters are published in each issue, prompt final decision rests with the editor. ing out the form even before you’ve ing” books of my high school tenure. submission will increases the likelihood No “Your Turn” columns will be filed your taxes, which aren’t due until I always of inclusion. In other words, writers accepted as candidate endorsements. April. As a result, you may have to The enjoyed are advised not to wait until two weeks The editor reserves the right to refuse estimate your income and update the reading before an election to submit a letter. a submission if it does not meet any of information later. However, beginning Minor to an The last edition including political let- the aforementioned guidelines for publi- with the 2017–2018 school year, you can extent, ters will be the Friday, April 1 Sturbridge cation. The editor may otherwise edit or complete the FAFSA starting on Oct. Details but I Villager. Letters must be received by the reject a letter at his discretion. 1 of the previous calendar year, rather never editor no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March There are a lot of important issues fac- than wait until January. At that point, ADAM really 25. No Sturbridge election letters will be ing every town this year and you deserve you will already have filed your 2015 MINOR relished published in the Friday, April 8 edition. a say in them. You’ll get one chance at the taxes, so in filling out the FAFSA, you it enough All letters must be signed, with a place polls on Election Day. You have another won’t have to rely on estimates of your to have of residence and phone number sup- chance on our Op/Ed pages. income. “a book I was reading on the side,” for plied for verification if needed. Failure So what are you waiting for? For 2016 only, this change presents pleasure. to include any of that information could something of an anomaly – specifically, I remember reading “The Outsiders,” you should fill out the FAFSA as soon and “The Adventures of Huckleberry as possible for the 2016–2017 school year, Finn” in middle school, and “The etters to the ditor using an estimate of your 2015 income, Great Gatsby,” “Fahrenheit 451,” “The L E and then complete the FAFSA again in Catcher in the Rye,” “Of Mice and Men,” October for the 2017–2018 school year, “Death of a Salesman,” and “Lord of the Thank you for supporting REAS Taste of the Towns using your actual 2015 income. In future Flies,” in high school — and enjoyed years, you’ll only have to complete the FAFSA once, with applications accept- some of those titles more than others To the Editor: All these donations help the Charlton — but I do remember specifically enjoy- ed beginning each Oct.1. Thank you to the following vendors, REAS Foundation to give awards to Lower “asset protection” allowance ing “Mockingbird” when I read it for businesses, organizations and individ- qualifying senior citizens to heat their the first time nearly 20 years ago now. — When you report your financial infor- uals who helped the Charlton REAS homes in the winter time and receive mation on the FAFSA, some of your Up to that point, reading novels was Foundation raise over $14,300 from the an air conditioner or help with their assets – such as your IRA and 401(k) – something I didn’t really do much on annual Taste of the Towns and Lottery electric bill during the humid summer are not counted toward the resources the side apart from school, but it wasn’t Calendar fundraisers: months. you’re expected to contribute to your long after I read “Mockingbird” that ADT Auto Service, Advantage Many senior citizens are on fixed child’s education. Some other assets are my interest in the field escalated and Enterprises, A.J. Letourneau, Inc., incomes and sometimes have to make considered available, but a percentage became the career path I would pursue Angelz Hair Design, Boomba’s 24 Hour choices between food, medications, of these assets can be sheltered, with to this day. Towing, Boston Red Sox, Charlton heating their homes, as well as other the exact amount depending largely on Now, I can’t sit here and tell you that Center Café, Charlton City Auto Body, daily necessities. The Charlton REAS your age and marital status. For the “To Kill a Mockingbird” was the one Charlton Furniture, Charlton Oil, Foundation is here to assist with energy 2016–17 school year, this sheltered asset work that was the lynchpin, or inspira- Charlton Police Dept., City Power needs to possibly free up some funds so amount has been reduced significantly. tion, that got me started reading more Equipment, Classic Hair Design, clients may not have to make such diffi- However, while this reduction could frequently, but if I had to single out one Country Bank, Carol Cristo, Diane cult choices. have some effect on your student’s book I liked the most during that time, Dabrowski, Dad’s Restaurant, Dick’s As we New Englanders’ know, some aid package, it shouldn’t be too severe “Mockingbird” stood out. With its set- Tire Barn, The Duck Restaurant, Ed winters can be brutally cold, but many because income, more than assets, is a ting in the midst of the Great Depression Stearns Dressed Meats, Elm Center Café, people don’t think about the extreme bigger factor in the federal financial aid in Alabama, my imagination ran rough- Family House of Pizza, Fins & Tales hot/humid summer weather and what formula. shod along with the child characters of Restaurant, the Family of John “Mike” that may mean for some senior citizens. No more shared mailing list — When Jem, Scout and Dill as they fantasized Flynn, Francesco’s Italian Bakery, Art Older adults (that is, people aged 60 filing the FAFSA, students can choose about their enigmatic neighbor “Boo” Furtado, Brian Garney, Ken Hahn, Hilda years and older) are more prone to heat up to 10 colleges to receive their finan- Radley. It was a book filled with issues Healy, Helgerson Excavating, Heritage stress than younger people for several cial information. Previously, when stu- of race and class as the main adult char- Country Club, Don Holmes, Howlett reasons: Older adults do not adjust as dents sent their FAFSAs to multiple acter, Atticus Finch, was involved in a Lumber, J&E Yankee Diner, Jennings well as young people to sudden changes colleges and universities, these schools high-profile case in which a black man, Custom Homes, Inc., Kathy’s Garden in temperature. They are more likely to could see the other institutions on the Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a Treasures, Kid Power Gymnastics, have a chronic medical condition that mailing list. But starting with the 2016- young white woman. It hit many social Cathy Kuehl, Ladies & Gents Hair House, changes normal body responses to heat. 2017 application, schools will no lon- and political nerves. I imagine that was Lamountain’s Service Station, Letour’s They are more likely to take prescrip- ger have this information. This could why so many high school English teach- Twisted Spoke, Michelle Letourneau, tion medicines that impair the body’s actually benefit your child. Previously, ers chose to have their students read the Main Event Barber, Karon Marcelli, ability to regulate its temperature or if a school saw it was listed first on book in the first place. Joyce Marcelonis, Margaux’s Deli, that inhibit perspiration. If you know the FAFSA, it might have assumed it Sitting here typing this, I’m amazed McDonald’s Sellia Corp., Millennium someone who may need assistance, the was the student’s first choice and, as a I remember as much as I do about the Power, Mexicali Grill, Monroe deadline is March 31 for heating assis- result, may not have felt the need to be story, even though I haven’t read it Muffler, Frank Morrill, New England tance. Cooling assistance begins May flexible in awarding financial aid. Now, in so long. Perhaps that’s a sign of a Patriots Foundation, O’Malley’s Auto, 1st. Please call 508-868-5289. though, without a list of its competitors, good book. And perhaps it’s time for a Osterman’s, Scott Palmer, Percy’s, On behalf of the Charlton REAS a school might be more open to negoti- refresher. Perkin’s & Perkin’s, Polar Cola Co., Foundation Board of Directors, thank ating a more favorable aid package for It’s amazing to me that “To Kill a Bob Racki, Ronnie’s Seafood, Sadie you for your support! your child. Greens, Safety Smart Gear, Savers Mockingbird,” released in 1960, would It’s a good idea to stay current on Bank, Southbridge Savings Bank, St. be Lee’s one and only published novel Elaine Materas, George Butz, the changes connected to the FAFSA Joseph’s Church, Arlene & Neil Stanton, for 55 years, until “Go Set a Watchman” Sabrina Webb, Debra Ciesluk, because it helps determine financial aid Sturbridge Coffee Roasters, Suzy Q’s was released last year, to a very mixed Jean Vincent, Ed Ciesluk, Michael eligibility – and financial aid is a key Ice Cream Truck, Ted’s Package Store reaction. To be honest, I don’t think Lee Cunningham, Carl Ekman, component of your strategy to pay for & Deli, Teddy G’s Pub & Grille, Thai your child’s (or grandchild’s) education. ever truly intended for “Watchman” House Restaurant, Ray Underwood, Darlene Emco-Rollins, Heather to be released, but that’s one man’s Pedersen, Jim Pervier, Rick Jayne Vranos, Wachusett Mountain, This article was written by Edward humble opinion. In fact, reading online Zorba’s Pizzaria & Tavern. Swensen about Lee’s life, I came across this quote Jones for use by your local Edward that spoke to the woman’s humility, a Jones Financial Advisor. Please contact trait I find to be most admirable. Many people in need of energy assistance this winter Jeff Burdick, your local Edward Jones “I never expected any sort of success Advisor in Sturbridge at 508-347-1420 or [email protected]. with ‘Mockingbird,’” Lee said in 1964, To the Editor: in area code 413 or (800) 334-3047 if they four years after the release of the book. More than 1,475 Massachusetts house- live in area codes 508, 617, 781 or 978. “I was hoping for a quick and merciful holds in need of warmth last winter To help us satisfy the more than 2,000 death at the hands of the reviewers but, received energy assistance thanks to the requests for aid anticipated this win- at the same time, I sort of hoped some- Good Neighbor Energy Fund. ter alone, I appeal to everyone in the Hillman, Valanzola one would like it enough to give me Now, with the arrival of colder winter Southbridge area to join their fellow encouragement. Public encouragement. temperatures, more Massachusetts fam- residents in the Commonwealth and the I hoped for a little, as I said, but I got ilies in temporary crisis due to a loss of sponsoring energy companies to “Give for RSC rather a whole lot, and in some ways a job or unexpected medical expenses the Gift of Warmth” Energy customers To the Editor: this was just about as frightening as the need our help paying their energy bills. can donate by using the green-colored We need to elect Reed Hillman and quick, merciful death I’d expected.” The Massachusetts Good Neighbor Good Neighbor Energy Fund donation Lindsay Valanzola for Republican State Lee never expected the book to take Energy Fund, sponsored by 21 ener- envelopes found as an insert in their Committee in the Worcester, Hampden, off like it did. Now, I would think that gy service providers in the state and monthly utility bills or through the “add Hampshire, Middlesex district of nearly everyone that goes through high administered by the Salvation Army, is a dollar: program some energy compa- Massachusetts on March 1. school has read it at some point — mil- often the last resort for families who are nies offer. People can also donate with They have over 50 years of experi- lions upon millions of students over in need of help and who have not quali- a credit card by visiting www.magood- ence supporting Republican candidates the years. Talk about leaving a lasting fied for federal and state assistance pro- neighbor.org. Or, simply make a check between them. legacy. grams. Unfortunately, even though our payable to “The Good Neighbor Energy This level of experience is unrivaled Harper Lee may not have been the winter has been relatively mild so far, Fund” and send it c/o The Salvation in the district! The critical responsi- most prolific writer, but she certainly the Fund is seeing a rise in the number Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA bility of a State Committee Member is made her work count. As I look back on of requests for energy assistance over 02021-1408. recruiting and supporting Republican her life, I am grateful for the small part the last few weeks. In fact, we expect the On behalf of all those families in need, candidates in their District. Experience she played in my growth as a reader, urgency of need to continue to escalate thank you. matters in campaigns! Their commit- writer and storyteller. through the rest of the winter and into ment and dedication to our communi- the spring. With this in mind, those in Virginia Anthony ties is proven by their experience. Adam Minor may be reached at (508) need of energy assistance should visit Chairperson, Massachusetts their local Salvation Army Service 909-4130, or by e-mail at aminor@stone- Good Neighbor Energy Fund Heather Wettlaufer bridgepress.com. Center or call (800) 262-1320 if they live Holland Friday, February 26, 2016 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­11 Plant a recycling garden from the pantry!

With the freezing tempera- a good first choice day, drain a week, forming a sprout. Soon fish emulsion every couple of tures and icy weather we’ve because it grows Take off any after leaves will form. Keep weeks. Keep the soil moist and been having lately, it’s no quickly, allowing water and moist and transplant when in a sunny area, and in about wonder many of us are going impatient children the lay the jar plant is about 8 inches tall. If four weeks your plant will be stir-crazy! If you’ve been to witness the fruits Hint on its side you are patient, yellow flow- nearly a foot tall. dreaming of spring (and a lush, of their labor in in a warm, ers will develop above the soil. green view) this week’s column almost no time! KAREN dark loca- When peanuts begin to set, the *** will help you get a start on the How to do: First, tion. Keep plant will die back. You can Win Dinner for Two — Your gardening season — by recy- choose a deep plant- TRAINOR adding either dig up the peanuts and tips can win you a great din- cling foods in your pantry and er. You can recycle a water a cou- eat them, or leave them in the ner for two at the historic refrigerator! child’s summer sand ple of times soil where they will sprout Publick House Historic Inn All it takes is a little soil, pail, or even use an old plastic a day, shake jar to rinse the again. in Sturbridge! Simply send sunlight, and some common food storage tub embellished seeds, and drain. Place jar back in a hint to be entered into a produce to get a jump-start on a with magic marker designs. on its side. Beans should not sit *** random drawing. One winner wonderful windowsill garden. Scrub parsnip thoroughly in water too long or be allowed Here are some other plants per month will win a fabulous Best of all, planting with kitch- under water and dry. Cut of a to dry out. Germination will you can grow with pantry gro- three-course dinner for two en castoffs is great fun for “lit- piece of the parsnip and place occur in about four days. When ceries: at the renowned restaurant, tle gardeners” of all ages. So, it cut side down into your con- they sprout to about 4 inches, • Radish plants are easy to located on Route 131 across the next time your children are tainer filled with a standard plant in a hanging pot with grow and the salad fixings are the town common in histor- housebound during a school potting soil mix. Leave about standard potting soil and place quickly harvested, even in a ic Sturbridge. Because I’m in snow day, open up the refriger- an inch of the parsnip visible in the sun. Feed with a com- windowsill garden. Kids love the business of dispensing tips, ator or kitchen cupboard and above the soil. Water lightly mercial plant food and soon the almost-instant results they not inventing them (although I make these plantings a family and place in sunlight. After you’ll have a beautiful house- see before too long! Choose a can take credit for some), I’m project! leaves sprout, a spiked flower plant! firm radish and wash under counting on you readers out To personalize the project will appear. Keep soil moist, running water, pat dry. Place there to share your best helpful and encourage responsibili- but not soggy. After a week or *** root side down into standard hints! ty, allow each child to choose two feed every couple of weeks If you are really ready to potting mixture. Like parsnip, their own fruit or vegetable, or so with a stick fertilizer (cut take on a challenge, why not you should leave an inch of Do you have a helpful hint and allow them to “tend” to it in thirds and work up to half, try your hand at growing a the radish above the soil. Place or handy tip that has worked their plant on their bedroom then a full stick). peanut plant? Because peanuts in good light and water when for you? Do you have a ques- windowsill. Chances are the are great fun to watch grow, needed. Don’t overwater or the tion regarding household or gardens may not serve as any- *** choose an old mason jar or plant will rot. Radish leaves garden matters? If so, why not thing more than a houseplant Make a lush hanging plant mayonnaise jar so the kids can will grow in about 6” of soil, so share them with readers of for the indoor duration, but from soybeans! Believe it or view the miraculous growing you can really use your imag- Stonebridge Press publications? by the time they die out or are not, the soybean plant boasts process. ination when selecting a suit- Send questions and/or hints to: ready to be replanted, spring purple or white self-pollinating To do: Start with unpro- able growing container. Take the Hint!, c/o Stonebridge will be around the corner! flowers that are as pretty as cessed peanuts in a shell (no • Garlic is quick and easy Press, P.O. Box 90, Southbridge, any conservative houseplant. salt). Shell three or four pea- to grow. And the garlic plant MA 01550. Or e-mail kdrr@aol. *** To do: Soak soybeans over- nuts and place them on their does not give off an odor, so com. Hints are entered into New England boiled dinners night. Then place wet beans side in a four-inch container plant away! Save a clove from a a drawing for a three-course are common fare for winter into a wide mouthed mason filled with potting soil. Cover garlic bulb and remove all the dinner for two at the historic weekends. The next time you or mayonnaise jar (beans will the peanuts with a thin layer of skin. Plant pointed end up in Publick House Inn! are preparing parsnips to drop expand as they sprout). Cover soil and keep them in a warm a container with soil to which into the bubbling pot, save one jar with cheesecloth and secure location. Water lightly. The you’ve added a layer of peb- or two to “plant.” Parsnip is with an elastic band. The next peanut will germinate in about bles for drainage. Feed with More antique auction and estate sale news

Courtesy photo John O’Brien maritime painting brought over $20,000 at our last auction.

A lot has taken place since A Missouri estate sale company my last article about antiques, owner says the company is han- auctions and estates news dling more living estates where reports. I thought it was time the owner is downsizing or mov- to update you again on the lat- ing. They advise estate sale buy- est stories. Our Google+ page ers to bring flashlights, a mag- has links to the original stories nifying glass and something to if you’d like to keep updated on carry their purchases. A South antique auction and estate sale Carolina company owner tells news. their clients not to throw any- There are always great finds Antiques, thing out before it is evaluated. making their way to auction. They also note that antiques A powder horn that was said to Collectibles aren’t the only thing that sells belong to Alexander Hamilton well at an estate sale. High qual- sold well above the $25,000 to & Estates ity contemporary items of all $35,000 estimate, fetching over kinds also appeal to buyers. $115,000. Hamilton was an aide WAYNE TUISKULA I’ll discuss some of the great to George Washington and finds that people have made became the first Secretary of recently while antique hunting the Treasury. He was mortally wound- in an upcoming article. ed in a duel with Aaron Burr. With spring around the corner, many What may be the only known zoot suit people have contacted us to pick up sold for over $78,000 at auction recently. things for our next live auction and The Los Angeles County Museum of Art to prepare for on-site estate sales. purchased the suit, which they state We are now setting up for an estate was popular with “African American, sale at a farmhouse full of antiques in Latino, and Jewish descent, and those Wilbraham. from immigrant communities, who fre- I’ll be appraising items for the quented swing clubs and dance halls.” Quaboag Historical Society’s free The suit was said to have been pur- appraisal event from 1 to 4 p.m. on chased for under $20 at an estate sale. March 6 at the West Brookfield Town An upcoming auction will feature Hall. A senior move specialist, a realtor original drawings for H.G. Wells “War and I will be holding our next down- of the Worlds” book. The book was orig- sizing workshop at the Auburn Senior inally published in 1898. The drawings Center on March 29. Registration were created for the 1906 edition. They continues for my “Evaluating Your See a photo you are estimated to sell for $500,000. Antiques” class at on April 4 at the There have been many recent arti- Bay Path Evening School in Charlton. cles on estate sales as well. A Boston Details for these events can be found at would like to order? Globe article states that people who run www.centralmassauctions.com. their own yard sales tend to underprice their items. They recommend hiring Contact us at: Wayne Tuiskula Photo Reprints Available an estate sale company if you have Auctioneer/Appraiser Central Mass valuable pieces. If you have antiques, Auctions for Antique Auctions, Estate Call Stonebridge Press for details make sure you hire a company with the Sales and Appraisal Services www.cen- appropriate knowledge. tralmassauctions.com (508-612- 6111), 508-764-4325 or drop us an email at A Florida estate sale company propri- [email protected]. etor notes that jewelry and midcentury modern furniture are hot sellers now. [email protected] 12 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, February 26, 2016 “Update” This week we will start with a recap Regardless of ing. did a bit more research and this is what of our previous articles. Three weeks everything going on I have learned it can take I found. ago I decided to try a full body cleanse. I definitely felt better MOM IN up to 4 weeks to notice any Soy is a natural legume and as with For starters, giving up my coffee was and I would do another MOTION difference in your body many things, and is a good protein espe- not as bad as I thought. I switched to cleanse in a heart beat. while working out. But I cially in animal product replacements, tea, which still has caffeine, so I did a I also decided JILL ROUSEY know there is a bigger prize if a persons body can handle it (I know mere switch as opposed to giving it up. to join a gym. This is at the end so I keep trudging a lot of allergies and food intolerances The first day I felt caffeine robbed, but a touchy subject with jill@ on. are present now-a-days) and if the soy I also have a toddler who sometimes me. I have joined gyms stonebridgerpess.com That is the important someone is eating is not so processed does not sleep at night so I am not sure before and have been lesson for the week. While and broken down it becomes a “soy which to blame it on. By day 3 of hav- very successful. After instant gratification is what protein product” which in my opinion ing tea instead of coffee I actually felt becoming a mom I find it much more we all wish for, rarely are rewards that has little nutritional value. As far as more energized and not as yucky going difficult. Luckily, the one I joined has come instantly worth it. Keep on work- peanuts, that is another controversial without my million cups of coffee a day. child watch but it is on their schedule ing hard to make you a healthier you. It protein. Because of the shell on peanuts I personally drink my tea black, so I not mine. This works to get my kids up is worth it and it will be the best thing they can be susceptible to mold and con- know that probably saves a fair amount on the weekend mornings and to the you do for yourself. tamination to things like salmonella. of sugar and calories, but it was a more gym with me, but there was one day I Because of the chance for those toxins simple switch than I thought. lost track of time so much I actually had many raise a red flag when it comes to I started my cleanse as a 14 to run behind my sons bus to convince THIS WEEKS RECIPE: peanuts. However, that can also be said day program of organic body cleansing the driver to let him off. To which after Stuffed accord squash- about many different foods. pills. The first day or so I definitely felt I worked out for an hour, despite my Split an accord squash in half, take So thank you to my reader for bring- bloating and cramping but it was other- 45 minute goal, I was greeted by dirty the seeds out and bake until fork tender. ing this up! I am always glad to clarify. wise a very gentle and simple cleanse. looks from both the driver and my son. Sautee up some chicken and mush- ADVICE FROM A PRO: I was actually expecting something a Only to rush home and realize I forgot rooms bit more… rough… for lack of a better to pull out anything for dinner and Cook up some wild rice or risotto “Don’t microwave plastic. The plas- phrase, but it was barely noticeable. decide quickly it’s a tuna sandwiches Mix it all together and stuff into those tic can start to break down over time By the end I definitely felt better, bit for dinner kind of night, and get back in fork tender acorn squashes and bake at and emit chemicals into the food you it came with a plethora of problems. the car to battle traffic to get my daugh- 350F for about 20 minutes are heating up. Take an extra minute Mid cleanse one of my lovely children ter from preschool. Once you have a full and reheat your food in a glass dish.” brought home the flu. Despite all of us schedule it makes things much harder. THIS WEEKS NOTE: -Leigh Anastasi, Nanny having had our flu shots, we still suf- What has made is easier for me is that I received an email from a reader who Please write in and share your fered for at least a week. We could not my gym is local, and it is also open 24/7. wanted clarification on my note that thoughts! seem to get this virus out of our house. I have been tempted to go in the middle soy and peanuts were bad. I apologize As always, take what you want from We practically had it one at a time, and of the night after I get my daughter back for any confusion, but part of what I what we discuss as advice or informa- by the time one was getting better some- to sleep and I have a random burst of was writing was being in a sarcastic tion, share with me your favorite tip or one else caught it again. By the time energy, but with a hard working hus- tone because it gets incredibly frus- recipe and join me on our next edition the flu was over I had less than a week band, I cant in good conscience leave trating when it seems that every time of “Mom in Motion”. until another nasty virus started going him with a possible waking up freaking you turn around there is a longer list of Email me your thoughts and tips at around. We have been a pretty useless out toddler while I go play on a rowing things we aren’t supposed to have. So I [email protected] household for almost 2 weeks. machine at 4am. Although it is tempt- and headquarters Improving the world around you

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CONTACT US TODAY! Massachusetts 1-800-367-9898 Ext. 104 Email: [email protected] Connecticut & Rhode Island 1-877-888-2711 Email: [email protected] Friday, February 26, 2016 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­13 CALENDAR The calendar page is a free service Congregational Church, 20 Main Street. offered for listings for government, edu- AUBURN Thursday, March 24 cational and non-profit organizations. Saturday, March 12 SOUTHBRIDGE All calendar listings are due Fridays Worcester Model Railroaders Annual at 5 p.m., for publication on the fol- Show and Open House, Sunday, Feb. 28, CHARLTON The Friends of Jacob Edwards lowing Friday’s edition. Mail to Editor 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Auburn Elks, Library will hold its annual book sale Adam Minor at Stonebridge Press, P.O. 754 Southbridge St, (Route12), Auburn. Corned Beef Supper — The Men’s March 24, 25 and 26, in the Pioppi Room Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550; send The Amherst Modular Club will Group of Charlton City United at Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main by fax at (508) 764-8015 or by e-mail to have one of their layouts on display. Methodist Church (74 Stafford Street) St., Southbridge. Thursday sale hours [email protected]. Please Admission $5, children under 12, with will hold a corned beef and cabbage are 2-8 p.m. Friday hours are 9 a.m. write “Calendar” in the subject line. We adult, free. Contact: Ralph A. Kimball, supper from 5:30 to 7 pm on Saturday, to 5 p.m. The sale will conclude on will print such listings as space allows. Jr., 508-755-1873, ralphkimball@charter. March 12, in Fellowship Hall. Beverage Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. A large vari- Please note: Items with an RSVP date net, web site: www.wmrr.org for fur- and dessert included. Cost is Adults $10, ety of books will be available: fiction will be listed by their RSVP date, not by ther information and directions. $6 for children six to twelve, and chil- and non-fiction, children’s books, CDs the date of the actual event, unless other- dren five and under eat free. Maximum and DVDs. Paperback and children’s wise requested. DUDLEY cost per family is $40. Take out orders available. books are 50 cents, all others are $1. On Saturday, there is a concluding sale Worcester Model Railroaders, Inc., Tickets may be purchased at the door Thursday, Feb. 25 of $5 for a bag (bags provided). The one of the oldest Model Railroad Clubs although reservations are appreciated. sale includes donated items, as well as STURBRIDGE on the East Coast, is holding an open Call church office at (508) 248-7379. library inventory. Proceeds from the house, in conjunction with its annual book sale benefit programs supported The Sturbridge Historical Society show and sale at the Elks in Auburn, Monday, March 14 by the Friends, i.e., museum passes, will meet on Thursday evening, Feb. on Feb. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the children’s room programs, receptions 25, at 7 p.m. in Paige Hall at the Publick Stevens Linen Complex, 137 Schofield STURBRIDGE and adult programs, library equipment, House Historic Inn on the Common. Ave, Dudley. Our 43’x 51’ HO scale etc. Support library programs – fill your Guest speaker will be BJ Hill. At the operating layout depicts the Boston & The Harrington Auxiliary’s annual bookshelves with quality books – at intersection of marathon hiking, grass Albany line from Boston to Springfield corned beef and cabbage dinner is set great prices! For more information, call root politics and oral history, you will with a branch line into Rhode Island for Monday, March 14, at the Publick 508-764-5426 or check library website: find BJ Hill. The Leicester resident has and Connecticut. Visitors will be able House, 277 Main St., in Sturbridge. www.jacobedwardslibrary.org or the walked across Mexico, (1996) America to observe club members operating This “all you can eat” buffet menu will library Facebook page. (2008) and Massachusetts (2006) (2014) steam and diesel trains and operate a include an Irish Feast of corned beef and in 2011 was invited to walk from train themselves. Handicapped accessi- and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, turnips, Boston to Washington D.C. to meet ble. Free with show stamp. Admission/ tossed salad, Irish soda bread, dessert Friday, March 25 with President Obama in the Oval donation $2, under 12, with adult, free. and non-alcoholic beverages, with a BRIMFIELD Office. When he’s not on the road, BJ For further information and directions: chance at a 50/50 raffle. There are two teaches for UMass Memorial Mobile [email protected], www.wmrr.org. seating times: 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for Friday, March 25, the First Safety Street, writes for the Worcester $14 per adult and children $5 (ages 4-12 Congregational Church of Brimfield, 20 Telegram and Gazette, and provides years). Advance tickets are available Friday, March 4 Main St., invites you to explore the life IT support for Children’s Friend and at the Harrington Hospital Volunteer of Jesus through prayer stations. The other non-profit organizations. Society STURBRIDGE Office located on 100 South Street in church will be open from 5-7 p.m. for meetings are free of charge and open to Southbridge, or at the door that eve- free exploration of hands-on activities. the public. Enjoy treats from the Bake Country Folk Art Craft Show — ning. Reservations are recommended, At 7 p.m., we invite you to stay for a Shoppe provided by Innkeeper Michael Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference but not required. Casual dining and Good Friday Vespers Service. Glick. Center, 366 Main St., Sturbridge. On an open seating format. Proceeds of March 4,5 and 6. Show Hours: Friday, this event will go towards equipment Friday, Feb. 26 1-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and and programs that benefit the health Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission, and well-being of members of the com- Sunday, March 27 BRIMFIELD $6. Hand stamp re-admits you all three munities served by the Harrington BRIMFIELD days! Save $1 off one admission with HealthCare System. For more informa- Chinese New Year Party! The online coupon! Free parking. tion or advance tickets, please contact Sunday, March 27, the First Brimfield Senior Center is celebrating Volunteer Services at 508-765-6472. Congregational Church of Brimfield, the Year of the Monkey with a fun filled Saturday, March 5 20 Main St., invites you to celebrate party. Come join us on Feb. 26, 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 Easter. Two services are planned. An to 1 p.m. Enjoy traditional Chinese cui- STURBRIDGE outdoor Sunrise Worship (location and sine with a menu of: Chinese appetizer, BRIMFIELD time to be announced. See www.brim- roasted pork loin with sweet and sour Have a ‘Hole’ lot of fun — Mini Golf fielducc.org) and a 10:30 a.m. traditional sauce; fried rice; Chinese vegetable in the Sturbridge Library, Saturday, Game on! Wii Bowling teams are Easter Worship at the church. stir fry; fortune cookies and ice cream. March 5, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday, forming at the Brimfield Senior Center. February birthdays will be celebrated March 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Mini golf returns Come on down and join in the fun. We along with games & prizes and … a lit- to the library! Come join the fun – bring have a super large 70” TV; you can tle fortune telling. Please reserve your your family and friends. Cost: $5 per bowl standing or seated; Snacks and Saturday, April 2 seat on or before Feb. 23. There is a $5 person, $20 maximum per family. This beverages will be served; Trophies & STURBRIDGE suggested donation for this event. The is one of the many events sponsored by Prizes will be awarded. Bowling starts Brimfield Senior Center is located in the Friends of the Joshua Hyde Public on March 16 at 10:30 a.m. The Brimfield Spring Book Sale — Joshua Hyde the 1st Congregational Church, 20 Main Library, 306 Main St., Sturbridge. Senior Center is located in the 1st Public Library, Sturbridge, Saturday, Street. Call 413-245-7253. Congregational Church, 20 Main Street. April 2, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do you like SOUTHBRIDGE Please call 413-245-7253 to register or for to read? Know someone who loves read- more information. Saturday, Feb. 27 ing? Bring your friends and buy books Join us for our third Cards Against for yourself, your children, grandchil- WALES Humanity Against Cancer event Friday, March 18 dren, and neighbors. We have thou- at Fins and Tales (858 Main Street, sands of books both fiction and non-fic- Two Birds in a Bush, Saturday, Feb. Southbridge) on Saturday, March 5! BRIMFIELD tion for both adults and children. The 27 1:30 p.m. Winter Lecture at Norcross Doors open for registration at 5:30 p.m., Book Sale is an important source of Wildlife Sanctuary, Wales. Native birds with the tournament beginning at 6 The Brimfield Senior Center will be revenue to support the many programs and native bushes go together. This pro- p.m. Entry is $10 per person with priz- showing the movie “The Martian,” star- of the library such as Museum Passes, gram will examine the diversity of both es for the top 3 finishers! All proceeds ring Matt Damon on Friday, March 18, Children’s Programs, Summer Reading (birds and bushes), which are native to benefit the Relay For Life of the Greater at 11 a.m. Plot: During a manned mis- and Adult Programs. Remember, There New England and provide information Southbridge Area! Make sure you’re sion to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is no such thing as too many books! as to how you can attract more birds familiar with the crudity of the game is presumed dead after a fierce storm Joshua Hyde Public Library, 306 Main to your yard by using native shrubs. before you decide to play. The game and left behind by his crew. But Watney St., Sturbridge. Presented by Norcross Staff: Jennifer may be offensive for some, and all polit- has survived and finds himself strand- Ohop, Naturalist, and Leslie Duthie, ical correctness must be left at the door. ed and alone on the hostile planet. With Horticulturist. Free. Please call 413-267- Please be on time! only meager supplies, he must draw Friday, April 8 9654 to make a reservation. upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to SOUTHBRIDGE Friday, March 11 subsist and find a way to signal to Earth SOUTHBRIDGE that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Dudley-Charlton Education SOUTHBRIDGE NASA and a team of international sci- Foundation presents a Totally Awesome Save the date: Saturday, Feb. 27, for entists work tirelessly to bring “the 80’s Night on Friday, April 8, 7 p.m. the Southbridge Lions Club annual The Harrington Auxiliary Gift Shop Martian” home, while his crewmates to midnight, at Southbridge Hotel & Texas Hold Em’ Poker Tournament! The will sponsor a Books are Fun Lobby Sale concurrently plot a daring, if not impos- Conference Center. Come as you are tournament will be held at the Italian in the front lobby of Harrington Hospital, sible rescue mission. As these stories or wear your favorite 80’s fashions! Club 20 North Street Southbridge. 100 South Street in Southbridge, on of incredible bravery unfold, the world $50 per person includes slider station, Registration is open to the first 150 Friday, March 11 from 9 a.m. until 4 comes together to root for Watney’s safe mac and cheese bar, ice cream shoppe, players to register. Walk-in registra- p.m. Come check out the latest in hard return. silent auction, cash bar, DJ/dancing. tion will be available if there are open cover and paperback books, cookbooks, Rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Order tickets online before March 31 seats. A $100 donation gets you $8,000 children’s books, games, toys and many Association of America. $2 suggested at www.dcedfoundation.org. All pro- worth of chips to play. A guaranteed reading related items. The public is donation for move. Free popcorn & bev- ceeds will benefit programs in the first place prize of $3,000 is up for grabs invited and all major credit cards are erages! Dudley-Charlton School District fund- with additional places added based on welcome. Proceeds benefit the many The Brimfield Senior Center is locat- ed by the Dudley-Charlton Education the number of players (prizes to be Auxiliary programs and projects to the ed in the 1st Congregational Church, 20 Foundation. paid in American Express gift checks). communities served by the Harrington Main St., 413-245-7253. Doors open at 4 p.m. for registration HealthCare System. Help support a ONGOING and play begins at 5 p.m. You must be great cause and take advantage of some Saturday, March 19 at least 18 years of age to participate. great deals on books! For more infor- CHARLTON The proceeds of this fundraiser are put mation, contact Volunteer Services at CHARLTON Grief Support Group at Overlook into the Southbridge Lions’ Charity 508-765-6472. Hospice — Have you recently experi- account and are distributed, as needed, The Overlook is proud to sponsor enced the loss of a parent, child, sibling, within the community to local fami- BRIMFIELD the Charlton Cub Scouts Pack #165 friend or spouse? We are here to help. lies, individuals and groups in need Pinewood Derby Residents of Charlton Join a safe, supportive and caring group of help. Pre-registration sign-up sheets March 11: 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: and the Overlook community area to share your stories and support others are available at the Corner Pocket Café, The Brimfield Senior Center is offering invited guests of this event. Open to who are learning to live again after the 16 Central Street, Southbridge or, you a class on Jewelry Making! Try your the Community! Come experience the death of a loved one. Drop-in group for can call Russ Labarge at 774-230-1624 for hand at designing your own creation. bond that a Pinewood Derby creates adults meets on the second and fourth more information. Make a bracelet, necklace, earrings, between Cub Scout and all those who Wednesday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m. etc. All beads and tools provided. The have raced before in the memorable Contact Susan Fuller at 508-434-2200. Sunday, Feb. 28 class is $5 plus cost of materials of your tradition. Be our guest to enjoy a day choosing. Earrings can be made of as of fun. Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. to SOUTHBRIDGE SOUTHBRIDGE little as $1 and a bracelet or necklace for 2 p.m. The Overlook’s Performing Saint Paul II Parish’s Flea Market, under $20 depending on which beads Arts Center, 88 Masonic Home Road, at 40 Charlton St., Southbridge, is open The St. Stanislaw Society of St. John you choose. Please call to reserve your Charlton, MA. Phone: 866-753-5429 or each Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Paul II Parish, Southbridge is spon- space as seating is limited for this class. wwwoverlook-mass.org. Sponsored and each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 soring a “Pancakes for TCA” break- The Senior Center is located in the 1st by the Masonic Health System of p.m. Items for sale include household, fast buffet for the benefit of Trinity Congregational Church, 20 Main St., Massachusetts. linens and furniture. We also have a Catholic Academy on Sunday, Feb. 28, Brimfield, 413-245-7253. holiday room. Donations are appreci- from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tuscan Sunday, March 20 ated. All proceeds go to the support of Room of LaSalle Reception Center, 444 Calling all Crocheters! Put your tal- the church. Main St., Southbridge. The cost is $8 ents to a worthwhile cause making plas- BRIMFIELD for adults and seniors: $5 for children 6 tic mats for the homeless. This unique Southbridge Coin Club meets on the to 12; free for children under 5 years of craft is fun & easy to learn. Instructors Sunday, March 20, the First third Friday of the month (except July age. The breakfast will be prepared by will be here to teach you the skills for Congregational Church of Brimfield, and August). The doors open by 7 p.m. and served by the men of St. Stanislaw this very worthwhile project. Please 20 Main St., will be holding a Sacred and the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Society featuring pancakes, sausages, consider joining us at 9:30 on March 11, Conversation on Immigration. We will Collectors of all ages are welcome. The juices, coffee and tea. Tickets are sold and bring along your hook in size N or explore what does it really means “to meetings include raffle, auction, and only at the door of the Tuscan Room on P. We will have a few on hand for those get in line.” At noon, we will be showing show and tell. Light refreshments are the day of the breakfast. Please support who don’t have their own. The class a movie related to immigration and at served. The meetings are held in the and attend this benefit for TCA, our should last approximately one hour. 2pm Pastor Roberto Ochoa will be lead- community room at the Southbridge parish school and to enjoy some fellow- Please call 413-245-7253 to register or ing us in an activity to help us better Savings Bank at 200 Charlton Rd. (Route ship with family and friends. All are for more information. The Brimfield understand the immigration process. 20), Sturbridge. welcome. Senior Center is located in the 1st Please RSVP to brimfielducc@gmail. com. 14 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, February 26, 2016 OBITUARIES Gloria B. Cabana Hatch, 90 Marcia G. Powers, 70

SOUTHBRIDGE — Gloria B. 1, 1926, daughter of Alfred E. and WALTHAM/ Marcia will be deeply missed by (Beaudry) Cabana Hatch, 90, of Nathalie (St.Onge) Beaudry, and lived SOUTHBRIDGE — her two brothers, Frank Grandone of Therese Avenue, died Thursday, Feb. many years in Southbridge, and the Marcia G. Powers Tolland, Conn., and William and his 18, at UMass Memorial Healthcare/ Berkshires, returning here in 1988. She passed away unex- wife Susan, of Sturbridge; her two sis- University Campus. graduated from Pittsfield Vocational pectedly, at home, on ters, Marilyn Kayser of Kennebunk, Her husband was the late Robert School becoming a Licensed Practical Saturday, Feb. 13. Maine, Kathleen Lawton of Holden; and Hatch who died in 1986. She is survived Nurse. She worked as a nurse for many Marcia was born many nieces and nephews. by her children James A. Cabana of years at Berkshire Medical Center in on Oct. 3, 1945, in The family is most grateful to the Union Grove, Wisconsin, and Johanna Pittsfield. She enjoyed baseball, espe- Southbridge, daugh- Waltham Police and Fire Departments Beaudry of Denver, Colo., and eight cially the Red Sox, she was a seam- ter of Frank and Elaine and neighbors who were so helpful in grandchildren George Cabana, William stress, and she also was the recipient of (Farquhar) Grandone. time of need. Cabana, Brenda Machado, James Hatch, an award for providing transportation A graduate of Emmanuel College, A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Leah Hansford, Lisa Quetti, Michael to family, friends, or neighbors in need Marcia was dedicated to her career as Jude Parish, 147 Main Street, Waltham, Caryofilles, and Marcia Caryofilles. of a “ride” for their appointments, but an educator. She taught at the Garfield on Thursday, March 3, at 10 a.m. At She also leaves two brothers E. Roger most of all she enjoyed traveling and School, William Taft Middle School and Marcia’s request there are no calling Beaudry of Southbridge, and George being a member of the Royal Travelers. the Jackson-Mann School, Brighton. hours. A private burial will be held at Beaudry and his wife Okla of Venice, The funeral was Monday, Feb. 22, After her retirement she taught ESL to the convenience of her family. Fla. She also shared a very close rela- from Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 adult immigrants and refugees seeking In lieu of flowers, donations may be tionship with her many nieces. Marcy St., Southbridge, with a Mass help with English language skills. made to Boston Children’s Hospital She was predeceased by her son at Notre Dame Church, 446 Main St., Marcia embraced life and enjoyed Trust, 401 Park Drive, Suite 602, Robert W. Cabana in 1981, her grand- Southbridge. Burial was at Corashire traveling, her book club and time with Boston, MA 02115 or to The Literacy son Matthew Caryofilles, her brother Cemetery in Monterey. Calling hours close friends. Her joy in life was her Connection, The Sisters of St. Joseph, Ernest Beaudry, and 2 sisters Pauline were Sunday, Feb. 21, at the funeral family, her sister-in-law Pat Powers, 637 Cambridge, Street, Brighton, MA Benoit and Jeannette Beaudry. home. many close friends, students, book club 02135. She was born in Southbridge, Jan. Visit www.sansoucyfuneral.com. members and neighbors. She was bless- The Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, ed with strength and courage and was 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge, is direct- a shining light in the lives of all her ing arrangements. Lorraine Mary Ouellette, 94 knew her. Visit www.morrillfuneralhome.com. SOUTHBRIDGE and was an avid bowler. She and her — Lorraine Mary husband loved to travel, when given a Barbara A. Korny, 62 (Gagnon) Ouellette, 94, chance to travel somewhere they would formerly of Charlton be out the door with a smile on their HOLLAND — and long nature walks. She was a very St., passed away on faces. Barbara A. (Topor) skilled interior designer. Her talent Sunday, Feb. 21, in Lorraine was the heart of her family. Korny, 62, of Allen could be seen throughout the inn. the Overlook Masonic She was a great cook and would make Hill Rd., passed away Barbara was predeceased by her Healthcare Center, every family gathering a holiday. Her at home on Thursday, beloved K-9 daughter, Rosie. Charlton, after a long family’s happiness was always her fore- Feb. 18, after an ill- Calling hours for Barbara will be held illness. most priority. ness. on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Her husband of 65 years, Norris Her funeral will be held on Thursday, She leaves her the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 “Pete” Ouellette, died in 2007. She Feb. 25, from the Daniel T. Morrill husband of 35 years, Hamilton St., Southbridge, with a funer- leaves her son, Robert Ouellette and Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Raymond P. Korny; al service to follow in the funeral home his fiancée Laura Fortin of Sturbridge; Southbridge, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in St. her daughter, Maria D. Korny of at 8 p.m. Burial in Holland Cemetery, her daughter, Diane M. Papineau Hedwig’s Church of the St. John Paul II Holland; and her K-9 son, Jackson. Holland, will be held at the convenience Guyan of Sturbridge; eight grandchil- Parish, Everett St., Southbridge. Burial Barbara was born Palmer, the daughter of the family. dren, William Guyan, Heide (Ouellette) will be in New Notre Dame Cemetery, of John Topor. In lieu of flowers donations may be Levasseur, Denise (Guyan) Conant, Southbridge. Calling hours in the funer- She loved working at The Inn at made to Rosie B’s Swim Center for Thomas Ouellette, Jennifer (Ouellette) al home were held on Wednesday, Feb. Restful Paws, a family business, which Dog’s, 70 Allen Hill Rd., Holland, MA Berry, Sara (Ouellette) Beyler, Michelle 24. she was a co-owner and inn-keeper for 01521. (Papineau) Lea, and Mark Papineau; Lorraine has family and friends living the past 16 years. Barbara enjoyed flow- Visit www.morrillfuneralhome.com. and 11 great grandchildren. with Parkinson’s Disease and the fami- er gardening, decorating for holidays She was predeceased by her brother, ly requests in lieu of flowers donations Raymond Gagnon. She was born in be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Southbridge, the daughter of Leo and Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, George Louis Wyman, 85 Loretta (Simpson) Gagnon. New York, NY 10018. Lorraine enjoyed camping, fishing, Visit www.morrillfuneralhome.com. Wyman. SUN CITY CENTER, Fla. — George His is survived Louis Wyman, 85, of Sun City Center, and will be greatly Adolphe P. Routhier, 81 Fla., passed away on Feb. 6. missed by, a daugh- A funeral mass was held at The Prince ter Kathleen Graves SOUTHBRIDGE — Adolphe P. “Duff” Southbridge. of Peace Catholic Church where he was (Wyman) her husband Routhier, 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, at He was born in a dedicated parishioner and volunteer. John of Bernardston, Harrington Memorial Hospital after a Worcester, son of He served as a captain in the U.S. his beloved grand- brief illness. Adolphe and Rose Army, stationed in Frankfort Germany children Kelly Morin He leaves his wife Shirley (Manthorne) E. (Sorrell) Routhier for several years. (Graves) her husband Routhier. He is also survived by his Rousseau, and lived George was a graduate of Boston Brent of Sunderland, Casey Graves of sons Allan Routhier of Southbridge, most of his life in College. He retired from Boston Bernardston, a son Christopher Wyman Mark Routhier and his wife Josie of Southbridge. University. of Boston, a brother William Wyman of Southbridge, Adolphe “Duff” Routhier He served in the He was predeceased by his wife, Mary N. Weymouth. and his wife Alissa of Southbridge, and a U.S. Army. Elizabeth “Betty” Wyman (Gale), a son, A private burial will be held in daughter Wendy Greenleaf of Ohio, and He owned and operated Sturbridge William G. Wyman, a sister, Virginia Sturbridge at Saint Anne’s Cemetery. 8 grandchildren. He also leaves a broth- Pools for over 38 years, retiring about er Danny Routhier of Southbridge and 4 years ago. He was a weight lifter, hav- 5 sisters Evelyn Routhier of Brookfield, ing nearly reached his goal recently. He John M. Cockshaw, 22 Dorothy Robidoux of Sturbridge, enjoyed spending time with his family, Madeline Chaplain of Dedham, Leah especially his grandchildren. SOUTHBRIDGE — John M. and lived most of his life in the Palmer Ritchie of Randall, Minn., and Debbie Funeral services will be private. Cockshaw, 22, formerly of Palmer, died area before moving to Southbridge in Zachara and her husband Mitch Tuesday, Feb. 2, after a brief illness. 2015. He was a graduated of Pathfinder He is survived by his parents, David Regional Vocational Technical High A. and Kimberly (Parker) Cockshaw, School in Palmer. Send all obituary notices to the of Southbridge, two sisters, Jessica Funeral services will be private for Sturbridge Villager, PO Box 90, K. Cockshaw of Dayton, Ohio, and the immediate family. Jennifer L. Cockshaw of Southbridge, Sansoucy Funeral Home, 40 Marcy Southbridge, MA 01550, or by e-mail and his paternal grandparents Arthur St., Southbridge, MA 01550 is directing to [email protected]. and Kathleen Cockshaw of Tennessee. the arrangements. John was born in Newport News, Va.,

Officials tour weathered roads to field concerns, ideas

they listened and they told us residents did not feel the site TANTASQUA REGIONAL JR./SR. ROADS their own concerns. The road walk had offered any real reas- continued from page 1 isn’t flooded so we wanted them surance. HIGH SCHOOL concern. A lot of people getting to open the road, but again, they “I’m very concerned,” said Monday, Feb. 29: Chipotle bowl, choice of meat, beans out of their driveway can’t see felt it was a safety concern and Denfield Road resident Mary and toppings, cilantro rice, chilled peaches, milk. around the twists and turns. It’s the town would be held account- Cierpich. “I think the residents just ridiculous.” able.” today offered many different The residents present at the According to Craver, the town solutions on what we felt would site walk echoed her concerns, wants to look into what it would be viable options. I think, even TRI-VALLEY, INC. take to fix Guelphwood Road, by the end, we weren’t really expressing concerns with safe- Monday, Feb. 29: Lasagna, green beans, baked apples, ty. The residents also spoke up which is eroding and flooding offered anything to address our on either side, since it’s built on safety concerns. I’ve been here Italian bread. about possible solutions, includ- Tuesday, March 1: Beef Mediterranean, brown rice, ing ones that the town imple- wetlands. for 20 years and we’ve never had Said Craver: “What we’re this problem. Guelphwood was broccoli, tapioca pudding, diet tapioca pudding, marble mented immediately, stated rye bread. Craver, including more signs, going to do is look at what it closed on a temporary basis. would take to fix Guelphwood They stated today that they Wednesday, March 2: Hot dog, baked beans, pasta an electronic signboard that will salad, fresh fruit, mustard packet, hot dog bun. tell cars their speed and more Road. The Highway Department couldn’t leave it open in good will be heading that up in con- conscience, but didn’t acknowl- Thursday, March 3: Chicken pasta primavera, spin- police enforcement on Denfield ach, corn, mixed fruit, French bread. Road. junction with Southbridge edge how he would feel if one of DPW. We also reached out to the the children on Denfield Road Friday, March 4: Salmon boat with dill, mashed pota- Despite attempts to make toes, peas and pearl onions, cookie, pumpernickel bread. Denfield Road safer for the Massachusetts DOT to see if we were hurt meanwhile, while increased traffic and citizens, can get their assistance. Some of waiting for a solution, a study … residents on that street and a the solutions were the possibil- Denfield was of no concern. This nearby Southbridge street ities of guardrails and redoing has gone on long enough.” believe that the only true solu- the road, making it a one way, Added Craver: “I appreciate tion is to open up Guelphwood discontinuing it permanently. … residents brainstorming with us Road again. It’s really going to come down to this morning and showing us “I think the town officials cared what is most feasible — fixing where their concerns are. We Guelphwood Road or helping to are hoping to find a solution and 25,000 Unique Visitors but I think they had to be care- ful with what they said. There make Denfield Road accommo- find a win-win situation.” are a lot of politics involved and date more traffic.” they didn’t want to promise us Even though the town offered Olivia Richman can be reached anything,” said Denfield Road many possible future solutions at 508-909-4132 or by e-mail at and discussed studies that could [email protected]. Every Week! resident Jimmy Falzone. “But be done on Guelphwood Road, Friday, February 26, 2016 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­15 ‘Mom and pop’ hardware stores celebrated at seminar

Tucker’s Hardware’s opening sign.

“There was a big mess. want to buy just one nut Fortunately, they walked or bolt, or one piece of right by some valuable plumbing. They don’t View of the store building, shortly after it was built in 1871. Tucker’s Hardware in the 1930’s with a gasoline pump out scale model brass engines. want to drive 30 minutes front. Bill Woods, left, and his boss, Arthur S. Tucker. It wasn’t clear what they to the nearest big store if time. did take. Maybe it was they can run downtown HISTORICAL “The store went more of a prank. It was a and get the little things. continued from page 1 seniors have fond memo- shopped in Southbridge. well until the Great minor loss and a problem At the hardware store Cambridge that was clos- to clean up.” we visited in Concord, I ries of the small stores in There were no stores in Depression,” recalled Southbridge. Sturbridge. When resi- ing, Buck decided she Buck. “He was never Tucker’s Hardware met an older man coming wanted to share the histo- was sold out of the fami- out of the building. I chat- “The big box stores dents got their paychecks able to recover from it. of today … first of all, on Thursday, they would ry of Tucker’s Hardware, Then in 1942 the top story ly in 1980 and sold again ted with him a minute. I which closed in 1997. She in 1997. The store itself asked him why he comes you have to find a clerk. head to Southbridge burned. They were able Second, they may not to A&P, GC Winter worked at the store in the to save the building and “came to a sad ending” there when he could go to 1950’s era and beyond. when the bank next door a big box store. He said know anything about the Hardware, Perrons, the business continued subject you’re talking Lentei’s and Puritan. Tucker’s Hardware on.” the Spencer Savings in a box store they don’t opened in 1871. Arthur Bank, demolishing it so know what I am and they about,” said Briere. “These were the stores Tucker’s Hardware “They’re not as friendly that were here,” said Tucker and C.D. Perkins survived the hardships they could build a bank- don’t know what I need. purchased the store in ing drive-thru. After In here they help me as they used to be. Maybe Briere. “I will tell you, by holding annual open because of age. I used to they are missed by the 1906, a partnership that houses, complete with 126 years as a hardware figure it out. One of the carried on for 13 years. store, Bob opened his teens that worked for us go with my mom to shops older folks that used to homemade refreshments in Southbridge as a little go in there. Chances are, Mr. Tucker carried on the and door prizes. They hobby shop on a near- said that the best lesson business by himself until by street, naming in he learned from working boy and the clerks would the clerk knew you by sold everything in those walk up and ask if we name. You weren’t just a he died in 1945, when he days, including gun, Tucker’s Hobbies, carry- for us was that he could passed it to his daughter ing on his grandfather’s solve problems and that needed help. Now you person walking through ammo, Matchbox cars, walk in and you’re basi- the door.” Marjorie Tucker-Buck, model trains, toys, books, name. was the greatest compli- who had grown up help- Why are small stores ment of anybody who has cally directed to go to the paint, wallpaper and rack and if it doesn’t fit, Olivia Richman can be ing around the store. hardware. such an important mem- ever worked for us.” Marjorie passed it to her ory in some older peo- Sturbridge Historical it’s your problem.” reached at 508-909-4132 or “One day we arrived Back in the day, accord- by e-mail at olivia@stone- son, Robert Arthur Buck, to find a robbery had ple’s lives? Society President Bob Sylvia’s husband at the Said Buck: “People Briere said that many ing to Briere, residents of bridgepress.com. occurred,” Buck said. Sturbridge and Charlton Even today, COH faces ‘constant battle’ in advocacy

have the same opportunities as with new ideas.” Center’s trip to “All Aboard the So what has brought the CENTER everyone else.” For the 60th anniversary Arc.” Another large fundraiser Center of Hope to its big 60th continued from page 1 According to Fundraising year, the Center of Hope is is Country For A Cause, a con- anniversary? part of our society. It’s taken Director Marie Barse, the planning to have a Sandwich cert in July. There will also be “It’s the passion that the staff a lot of hard work to get people Center of Hope is in the middle & Social every month, which a golf tournament in August. have here for the people we to have that acceptance. It’s a of planning out their busy, fes- is a way for people in the A large fundraiser will be the serve,” said Cindy. “It’s not constant battle.” tive year. It’s only February, community to be introduced 60th Anniversary Masquerade about the money. It’s about The year-long celebration is “but time is going by fast,” said to the Center of Hope, includ- Gala in September or October. really caring for the people a way for the Center of Hope to Barse, who explained that this ing a tour. There will be an There will be an auction-style here. I think the community not only raise more money to is also the year that the Center Open House for all program fundraiser on Nov. 4 at the does understand that as well. fund their services, but allow of Hope is aiming to have a cap- sites mid-April as well as a Publick House and a Gobble We also do a lot for the commu- people to come and see what ital campaign. ribbon cutting for the Center’s Gobble Run on Nov. 20, the nity, a lot of volunteering.” they’re all about. “We want larger fundrais- new small business, “Hope’s week before Thanksgiving. Said Cindy: “It’s really about ing goals and more sponsors,” Treasures.” The Center of Hope is try- Olivia Richman can be more awareness, absolute- said Barse. “We have a lot of There will be a Dodge Ball ing to put together a yearbook reached at 508-909-4132 or by ly helping people to be more unfunded programs. The state Tournament at the end of as well, complete with every e-mail at olivia@stonebridge- aware of our services and about continues to cut us. Funding April, which will include col- employee and all of the individ- press.com. people with disabilities in gen- is not where it was at 25 years lege students, staff and other uals that Center of Hope serves. eral, about their civil right to ago. We always have to rein- teams who wish to participate. “Imagine that,” said Barse. vent the wheel and come up The fundraiser aims to fund the “It’s going to be neat.” ‘There is always a lot you can learn and new things you can try’

a new N-scale modular layout in the use the knowledge of others and you now lives in Norton but still makes the TRAINS basement. don’t have to do everything yourself,” weekly commute to remain active with continued from page 1 Of course, WMRR also uses the show Parker said. “It’s a lot of fun, and you WMRR. it’s exciting to see model railroaders as a tool to bring awareness to its many get to make many new friends.” In addition to perfecting its layouts, from throughout the area come to offerings. The club meets Tuesday For WMRR members, model rail- the club also reserves time each month Auburn each year for the show. Many nights at 6:30, and there is always some- roading has transcended a hobby and for videos and other instructional pro- guests use the event as an opportunity thing for its members to accomplish on become a unique culture of friends. grams to help members get fresh ideas. to improve their skills and find new the many layouts. One of the biggest Many members have been part of the The Feb. 28 show will feature over 20 inspirations for concepts. draws of joining a model railroading club for decades, and some even take dealers representing multiple scales. “Seeing other layouts can be great for club, Parker said, is the ability to work the time on Saturday mornings to come Also, a 4’ x 8’ layout will be raffled off getting new ideas and seeing what other as a team to overcome challenges and in and improve the layouts. (including finished scenery and a loco- people have done,” said Parker, who solve problems. The club currently has about 25 reg- motive). has enjoyed model trains ever since Model railroading can be an expen- ular members, and Parker is always Admission is $5 for adults; children childhood. “With model railroading, sive and tricky hobby, requiring knowl- eager to see new faces. From artistic under 12 get in free. there is always a lot you can learn and edge of everything from electrical prod- scenery to train operations, the hobby Auburn Elks is located at 754 new things you can try.” ucts to artistic applications. But as a is attractive to people with a broad Southbridge Street. The show will once again feature a member of a club, you can focus on the range of interests. layout created by Amherst Railway elements of the hobby you enjoy and “Once you build a model, you want Kevin Flanders can be reached at Society. Moreover, WMRR will have leave the challenging parts to someone to see it operate in a realistic manner. 508-909-4140, or by e-mail at kflanders@ a few extra setups as well, including who specializes in those areas. Operations is one of the most enjoy- stonebridgepress.com. “It’s nice to be part of a club – you can able parts for me,” said Parker, who Library receives donation of new puppet stage that. We wanted to include it in a biography we were PUPPETS working on. We put a note in a newsletter and Mary continued from page 1 called and ‘Don’t you know, she is Dr. Roy’s aunt,’ or something like that. She immediately connected us. It It gives them that nudge and we’ve already seen that was really incredible.” responsiveness.” Since Purecchio was a member of the Sturbridge The puppet theater also feels like a celebration of the Play Readers, Morrissey felt the puppet theater was town’s Bicentennial, said Morrissey, who explained a beautiful gift to have at the library in memory of that Southbridge was full of theaters in its early days. Purecchio. The anonymous donor was a colleague and friend The JEL had a puppet theater in the past, but it had of the late Mary Purecchio, who Morrissey described gotten “too shabby,” said Morrissey. The library cur- as an educator and community advocate. The library rently has puppets that are “getting great use,” but are director recalled Purecchio being involved in many hoping to provide the children with newer puppets. things around town, from the Women’s Club to drama. “It’d be nice to update the puppets and have more Her constant involvement in town made her a great and any donations would be greatly appreciated,” said source of knowledge as well. Morrissey. “We are grateful to the donor for allowing “Most recently she assisted the library with a ques- us to make this happen and allow the library to have tion,” said Morrissey. “We were trying to find a another service and activity for the children in town.” photograph of Dr. Maxmilienne Tetrault, who had Photos courtesy Margaret Morrissey a phD from Sorbunne, in Paris. Someone from little Olivia Richman can be reached at 508-909-4132 or by old Southbridge had gone there in 1939, a woman at On a busy Wednesday morning, children flocked around the e-mail at [email protected]. JEL’s new puppet theater.

www.508Local.com 16 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, February 26, 2016 SPORTS Tantasqua boys’ basketball falls to Milford’s 3-point onslaught in Scarlet Hawk Classic final

BY GREG BARLOW quarter, Howland scored SPORTS CORRESPONDENT in the paint to cut the MILFORD — Senior deficit to one point, 15-14. co-captain JJ Howland At the 30-second mark, posted a double-double Anderson swished a (25 points, 10 rebounds) 3-pointer to grab an 18-14 to lead the Tantasqua advantage to end the Regional boys’ varsity quarter. basketball team in the Milford improved to Scarlet Hawk Classic a six-point lead after a final on Tuesday, Feb. layup at the 7:42 mark 16. But it was Milford of the second quar- High that bombarded ter. Shortly after, the the rim with 10 second Warriors responded with half 3-pointers to win the a 5-0 spurt to even the tournament, 76-62. score. Senior co-captain Howland tallied his Nick Pechie notched two 1,000th career point a foul shots, as Brooks hit day earlier in the Scarlet a layup and Howland Hawk Classic semifinal added another free throw against Lincoln-Sudbury, to draw the game at 20-20. where he scored 22 points With two minutes to help his team to a 76-69 remaining before the victory. break, the Warriors took Greg Barlow photos “My teammates have a 23-22 lead with a 3-point- Nick Pechie of Tantasqua dribbles through traffic to find an been good to me this year er made by junior Adam available pass to an open teammate. and fed me the ball,” said Phillips. At the 1:50 mark, Adam Phillips of Tantasqua shoots a 3-pointer over the reach Howland. “It’s been a Howland hit an elbow of a Milford defender. good year so far. I think jumper followed by two now we know that we free throws by Brooks can’t come out and expect with 36 seconds left on to win. We were going the clock. As a result, through the motions for the Warriors entered the a while, and it caught up locker room with a three- with us tonight. We’re point advantage, 27-24. ready for the playoffs The game remained now, and I think we’re close in the third quarter, going to play our best but the Scarlet Hawks basketball once we get eventually took the upper there.” hand. The Warriors start- The tournament final ed off strong with Phillips marked the Warriors’ and Brooks each scoring second loss of the sea- back-to-back from behind son, as they came off an the arc, as Tantasqua 18-game winning streak increased its lead to eight after not losing since they points. fell to Bartlett High in Another 3-pointer their season-opener back by Anderson briefly on Dec. 11. trimmed the Warriors’ Right behind Howland lead to five points before in stats for the tourna- Howland and Pechie ment final was senior both drove to the rim co-captain Griffin Brooks for layups on their next with 18 points and 6 two possessions to give rebounds. For the Scarlet Tantasqua a comfortable Hawks, senior co-captain nine-point lead, 39-30, Dwight Anderson scored with six minutes left in 22 points with seven bas- the third quarter. kets from behind the arc, The Scarlet Hawks then while senior co-captain claimed the next seven Dimitry Torres contrib- points over the course of uted 16 points to the win. two minutes to get within Milford pressed for one basket. Milford took the entire game, as they a two-point lead, notch- forced a quick game ing five more points tempo through running while the Warriors only Tantasqua’s Bennett Paradis shoots a 3-pointer in warm-ups. the floor on both ends scored two with 2:36 left of the court. However, before the fourth quarter. Tantasqua started off on Then, on Tantasqua’s allowed Milford to pull were forced to foul, and top. Brooks scored four next possession, away for good. The Milford made its free points from the floor to Howland leaped to the Scarlet Hawks used a throws to hold onto the give his team a 4-0 lead rim and grabbed an 7-2 surge to start off the tournament victory, with 5:39 left in the first offensive rebound in the period, which increased 76-62. quarter. paint, going back up with their lead to eight points. Tantasqua prepares Milford claimed the the ball to make a layup The Warriors refused to to enter the Western Recent 1,000-point scorer JJ Howland of Tantasqua shoots a next four points to draw and draw a foul on the back down, scoring six of Mass. Division 2 district jumper from the elbow before taking on Milford. the game before Howland shot. He drained the free the next eight points to tournament with an 18-2 tipped in two powerful throw to complete the cut Milford’s lead to four record. put-back layups on con- three-point play to put points, 58-54, with 4:20 to “We wanted to come secutive possessions the Warriors back on top, play. out here and play a team to allow the Warriors 44-43. The Scarlet Hawks like Lincoln-Sudbury to regain a four-point The Scarlet Hawks then scored seven unan- and then play a Division advantage. responded with a shot swered points, including 2 team that plays out in Tantasqua added from behind the arc to another two 3-pointers, Eastern Mass. to get a another layup to further take the lead, while to pull away with an different look,” explained its lead before the Scarlet Howland drove through 11-point lead with three Tantasqua head coach Hawks answered with traffic to get a score in minutes remaining in the Tom O’Neil. “There’s a two scores from down- the paint to tie the game game. Tantasqua began lot of pressure out here town to tie the game and once again at 46-46. In the to press at the 1:30 mark tonight with a team that followed with a pair of final 30 seconds of the and scored five more shoots the ball unbe- fast break layups off three third quarter, Milford hit points, including three lievably well, hitting 12 consecutive steals to take another 3-pointer to get a points from Howland, to 3-pointers. We wanted to a 15-12 lead with 1:28 left three-point edge entering get within single digits, make it a long bus ride in the first quarter. the final frame. 70-61. and see how we react in With under a minute A 3-pointer frenzy But as the clock dwin- this tournament for back- left before the second in the fourth quarter dled down, the Warriors to-back days.” SPORTS BRIEF Zahr medals at Division 3 State indoor track and field meet The Tantasqua Regional indoor track and field team took part in the Division 3 State meet at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston on Feb. 11, and Ryan Zahr medaled for the Warriors. The top eight in each event earned a medal, and Zahr tied for Before facing Milford in the final of the Scarlet Hawk Classic, eighth place in the high jump. His Griffin Brooks of Tantasqua drives to the rim. best leap totaled 5 feet, 8 inches LOVE SPORTS? over the bar. CHECK OUT THE SPORTS ACTION! Friday, February 26, 2016 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­17 SPORTS Tantasqua girls’ basketball can’t keep up with undefeated Notre Dame Academy

BY GREG BARLOW the transition, the Warriors’ SPORTS CORRESPONDENT 3-point attempt went wide. At WORCESTER — Molly Terry the two-minute mark, junior and Allie Smiley each tallied 24 Ginger Lucas made a steal in points for the undefeated Notre the backcourt, but the Rebels Dame Academy girls’ varsity forced the ball out of play on basketball team, as Tantasqua the layup. Regional suffered an 83-39 In the final two minutes, defeat on Friday night, Feb. 19. Tantasqua only allowed NDA The loss dropped the to score two more first half Warriors to a regular season points, however, the Rebels ending 15-5 record, but they are still led with a 46-17 advantage in good shape for the playoffs, heading into the locker room. as they prepare for the Western Starting off the third quarter Mass. Division 2 district tour- with eight unanswered points, nament. NDA picked up where they “Moving forward, we need to left off. The Warriors looked stay intense and we will have to to crash the boards and drive step it up while keeping focus,” to the rim in the second half, said Tantasqua junior Abby drawing fouls to string together Lafountain. “It definitely hits a series of foul shots. At the 3:12 hard with the tough loss. We mark, all seven of Tantasqua’s entered the game really excit- third quarter points were from ed and wanted to give them a free throws. challenge. This game taught us With 2:28 left in the third that it’s not always going to be quarter, the Rebels used a 9-0 easy.” spurt to increase their lead to The Warriors started off 71-24. strong in the fast-paced first However, the Warriors quarter. With the Rebels run- refused to let up. In the final ning their intense press from 10 seconds, junior Joanie the very start, Tantasqua Howland made a steal and Photos courtesy Ally Lunsford jumped to a quick lead. On its dished the ball out to freshman Allison Beaudoin of Tantasqua drives to the rim for a layup. first possession, senior Gabby Lindsey Zak for the fast break Roberts drained a 3-pointer layup. The Warriors got one just 20 seconds in before NDA more possession in the third answered with five points on quarter with three seconds left. its next two possessions to go Zak went up for a layup in the ahead by two. paint to draw a foul, as she net- Then, at the 6:25 mark, senior ted a pair of free throws before Liz Adams hit another from entering the fourth quarter. downtown to briefly put the Tantasqua continued to pick Warriors back on top. Junior up the momentum in the final Kelsey Emrich netted another frame. The Warriors combined four points, including a floater for the first four points. At 6:39, from the baseline, to extend Howland made a steal and con- Tantasqua’s lead to three nected with Zak for a fast break points, 10-7, with five minutes layup, drawing to within 71-31. left in the first quarter. NDA tallied two more bas- The Rebels scored the next 17 kets before Tantasqua claimed points to end the first quarter the next four points with two with a 24-10 margin over the minutes left in the contest. The Warriors. Terry and Smiley Warriors fought hard up until combined for all but three first the final second. With a min- quarter points for NDA. ute remaining, Howland made The Rebels continued to another steal, giving the ball to press in the second quarter, sophomore Rachel Godek, who forcing a turnover on over 50 hit a jumper. On Tantasqua’s percent of the Warriors’ pos- next and final possession, Zak sessions. Smiley scored six scored another layup. straight points in the paint, as NDA ended the game with a NDA totaled 23 unanswered score in the paint. At the final points before senior Allison buzzer, the score was 83-39. Beaudoin posted a layup for “They certainly showed why Tantasqua. they’re a number one ranked Notre Dame then used a 14-0 team,” said Tantasqua head surge to improve to a 44-12 lead coach Tom Goyette. “We came before Tantasqua scored for out strong in the end, but they the second time in the quarter outplayed and outhustled us. with three minutes left until It’s a good game for us going the break. into districts. We can learn The Warriors had moments from it and build on that. A of strength on the defensive lot of times you can learn a lot end but struggled to get a good more from a loss than a win look for a shot against NDA’s and learn from your mistakes. aggressive defense on all areas With the tournament coming Tantasqua’s Gabby Roberts searches for a teammate to pass to at the top of the arc. of the court. At 2:50, Emrich up, our objective is to get ready swatted away a Rebels’ jump- for that.” er to earn the block, but on


mation. Coaches and assistants are Team Mass set to hold boys’ always needed. and girls’ AAU basketball tryouts FLEXcon Senior Babe Ruth Team Mass Boys’ and Girls’ team looking to recruit new AAU Basketball will hold tryouts players on Saturday, Feb. 27 for boys and Sunday, Feb. 28 for girls at Tantasqua The FLEXcon Senior Babe Ruth Junior High School, Brookfield Road baseball team is looking to recruit in Fiskdale. Age breakdowns are as some players. All eligible players follows: must be between the ages 16-19 to play Boys grades 4-6, 10-11:15 a.m., Boys competitive summer league baseball. grades 7-8, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Boys All players from neighboring towns grades 9-11, 1- 2:10 p.m. are eligible, no restrictions. FLEXcon Girls grades 4-8, Noon-1:30 p.m., is looking to repeat as regular season Girls grades 9-11, 1:30-2:45 p.m. champs as the number one seed. The Please bring a birth certificate squad has eight returning eligible and $20 tryout fee. Please arrive 15 players and are looking to rebuild for minutes early. In case of inclement another championship run. Players weather check the website by visiting can call Kregg Fritze at (508) 868-4969 www.teammassboys.com and www. or Joel Hart at (508) 864-9709 for any teammassgirls.com for more infor- A Tantasqua player goes up for a layup versus Notre Dame Academy. additional questions. Memories in the Making? Be sure to hold on to your memories with a photo reprint. Available From All Of Our Publications.

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Editor’s Note: The information con- Regional Sr. High School, Brookfield Wallace Rd. Report completed. Holland. Distribute class A Drug, sub- tained in these police logs was obtained Rd. Report completed. 2:41 p.m.: Accident, property damage, sequent offense, conspiracy to violate through either press releases or other 3:16 p.m.: Accident, hit and run, Main Mashapaug and River Rd’s. Report com- drug law, Possession 1 oz Marihuana, public documents kept by the police and Haynes St’s. General clear. pleted. Possess Class B drug, subsequent off. department, and is considered to be the 4:31 p.m.: Disturbance/dispute, 5:31 p.m.: Accident, property dam- trespass, (2) Warrant arrests. account of police. All subjects are con- Hamilton Inn, Main St. General clear. age, Venture Community Services AKA Gregson R. Chaffee, 23, 223 Stafford sidered innocent until proven guilty in Feb. 13 Rehab resource, Picker Rd. Report com- Rd. Holland. Being present where a court of law. If a case is dismissed in 1:56 p.m.: Accident, property dam- pleted. Heroin kept, conspiracy o violate drug court or the party is found to be innocent, age, Speedee Oil Change, Charlton Rd. Feb. 17 law. Stonebridge Press, with proper documen- Written warning. 6:45 p.m.: Road Hazard, Main and Robert T. Hunt, 54,237 Brimfield Rd. tation, will update the log at the request 5:11 p.m.: Accident, property damage, Cedar St’s. General clear. Holland. Warrant arrest. of the arrested party. New Boston Rd and W Charlton Rd. W. Feb. 13 General clear. Nicholas Ludovici, 32, 50 Douglas St. Feb. 14 ARRESTS Uxbridge. Number plate violation to STURBRIDGE POLICE 4:42 p.m.: Disturbance/dispute, Green conceal ID, Uninsured motor vehicle, Acres Motel, Shepard Rd. General clear. Feb. 11 unregistered motor vehicle, Forge/mis- DEPARTMENT 10:36 p.m.: Noise complaint, Scottish Christopher T. Cohan, 57, 101 Rantoul use RMV Document, Inn - Main St. General clear. St. Beverly, M. Warrant arrest. Misleading statements to a police offi- Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Juvenile arrest, 17. Warrant arrest. cer, Possess Class A drug, possess Class 12:22 a.m.: Accident, Injury between 2:36 p.m.: Disturbance/dispute, Feb. 12 B drug. Exit 9& Charlton Barracks E-90-Route Walmart-Charlton Rd. General clear. Ricky E. Perry, 25, 5 Fiske St. Christina Messier, 23 Collier Ave. E. General clear. 9:46 p.m.: Accident, property damage, Southbridge. OUI Liquor, negligent Leicester. Warrant arrest, possess Class 2:00 a.m.: Road hazard, Fiske Hill and Cumberland Farms, Main St. General operation of motor vehicle, marked A drug, Possess Class B drug, mislead- Williams Rd’s. General clear. clear. lanes violation, speeding. ing statements to a Police officer. 4:25 p.m.: Disturbance/dispute, Feb. 16 Bryan P. Berthiaume, 34, 90 Worcester Feb. 15 Cumberland Farms -Main St. Arrest/ 6:26 a.m.: Noise complaint, Scottish St. Southbridge. Possess Class B drug, 8:25 a.m.: Michael Darren Coleman, 54, complaint. Inn, Main St. General clear. being present where Heroin kept, 31 Village Dr. Southbridge. Operating 7:21 p.m.: Accident, property damage, 7:25 a.m.: Accident, property damage, Conspiracy to violate drug law, tres- motor vehicle with suspended license, Charlton and Hall Rd. General clear. Cedar St and Cedar Pond, Rd. Report pass, (2) Carry dangerous weapons, subsequent offense, operating motor Feb. 12 completed. Warrant arrest. vehicle with registration suspended, 8:56 a.m.: Vandalism, Tantasqua 8:29 a.m.: Accident, property damage, Allison P. Murray, 30, 18 Halfway Ln. uninsured motor vehicle. Investigation results in huge drug bust in Southbridge

BY OLIVIA RICHMAN to distribute crack cocaine and Department could not go into Southbridge, the Southbridge hand in hand with us to make NEWS STAFF WRITER conspiracy to violate drug law. detail about their investiga- PD realized that heroin was it happen.” SOUTHBRIDGE — On At 6:16 a.m., Monserrate tion, but stated that there was a becoming stronger and deaths While there is no set time Friday, Feb. 5, the Southbridge Rodriguez, 41, of 527 S. Summer “lot of moving parts” involved were increasing. frame, Woodson said the PD Police Department made Apt. 3B, Holyoke, Antonio N. in making it happen, as well as “We decided to attack it from is still working to get every- eight arrests with help Perez, 53, of 92 Elm St., Apt. 2L, tips from residents. a different angle and treat it one “on board.” One person from the Southbridge Drug Southbridge, and Magdalena R. Three different apartment as a disease,” said Woodson. already came into the PD last Enforcement Administration Rodriguez, 43, of 9 Elm St., Apt. buildings were hit simulta- “That’s what we plan on doing. fall and asked for help. The PD and the Southern Worcester 2, were arrested for possession neously with no issues or It’s just a matter of implement- was able to arrange assistance County Drug & Counter Crime with intent to distribute hero- complications. According to ing it now.” for the individual, despite not Task Force, resulting in the in and cocaine and conspiracy Woodson, it was done in the Following the success of other having a policy set in place yet. largest seizure Police Chief to violate drug law. Jose A. morning because most people towns, Southbridge has been “If you can help on per- Shane Woodson can recall in Perez, 24, of 92 Elm St., Apt. are sleeping, making it safer. working towards implement- son, it’s worth doing it,” said his 20 years as a police officer. 3, was arrested for possession By the time the searches were ing a program where addicts Woodson. “This recent investi- The several-month-long with intent to distribute heroin complete and the property was can come to the Southbridge gation was a success, with mul- investigation resulted in the and cocaine, conspiracy to vio- received and the suspects were PD for help. Police would help tiple groups working together. arrest of eight Southbridge and late drug law and possession processed, it had taken almost the addicts by arranging to It’s great police work and great Holyoke residents and the sei- of ammunition without an FID eight hours. have them admitted to a local teamwork. One person came in zure of a little over $28,000 and card. “This is a quality of life hospital or organization, where and asked for help and we were 272 grams of heroin in total, Francisco Santana-Nives, issue,” said Woodson on the they can receive help for their able to arrange to get assis- which Woodson described as a 43, of 720 Dwight St., Holyoke, importance of the arrests. “The addiction. tance, even though we don’t “pretty substantial amount of was arrested at 6:17 a.m. for neighbors were complaining. At press time, the have any policy in place yet. product to be removed from the possession to distribute heroin There was a lot of foot traffic Southbridge PD was working If you can help one person, it’s street. This will hopefully have and cocaine and conspiracy to and criminal activity. There with Harrington Hospital to worth doing it. The Task Force an impact on the community.” violate drug law. Pedro Perez- was a pretty good supply avail- see if they have enough beds never says no when we need At 6:15 a.m., Emmanuel Nieves, 26, of 164 Worcester St., able for addicts in the commu- available. them. They always come and Rosario-Melendez, 28, of 302 Apt. 2, Southbridge, was arrest- nity. This will diminish avail- “It’s easy to say you want to help us.” Chestnut St., Apt. 4, Holyoke, ed for trafficking in cocaine ability hopefully for a couple of do something,” said Woodson, and Luis Perez, 18, of 131 over 200 grams, possession months and make it harder to “but to actually implement Olivia Richman can be Sargent St., Holyoke, were with intent to distribute crack purchase.” the plan is more difficult. We reached at 508-909-4132 or by arrested and charged with cocaine and conspiracy to vio- Last fall, there were 11 hero- are having difficulty finding e-mail at olivia@stonebridge- trafficking in heroin over 18 late drug law at 6:18 a.m. in the in overdoses in just one month, enough space at local rehabili- press.com. grams, possession with intent morning. including two deaths. While tation centers, but the hospital The Southbridge Police unfortunately not unique to has been kind enough to work EDUCATION NOTEBOOK

ing local residents were among University is pleased to recog- The Library isn’t just a place Bridgewater State 1,238 students from Worcester nize those students who distin- to grab a good book — librar- Polytechnic Institute (WPI) guish themselves academically Joshua Hyde Public ies have the power to bring a University named to the university’s during the course of the school community together. Today’s Dean’s List for academic excel- year. The following local resi- Library library offers a wide range BRIDGEWATER — The fol- lence for the fall 2015 semester. dents were recently named to of great programs for a vari- lowing Southbridge area resi- Spencer Austin, of Brimfield, the University’s dean’s list for The Children’s Room at ety of patrons. From Summer dents were named to the dean’s is a member of the class of 2018 the fall semester, which ended Joshua Hyde Library will hold Reading Programs for the kids, list for the fall semester at majoring in mechanical engi- in December 2015. registration for spring Story to adult classes explaining the Bridgewater State University: neering. • Brimfield resident Margaret Time until Feb. 29. Programs latest technology, from muse- Brimfield: Thalia K. Brantley Mitchell Curbelo, of Simonds, majoring in Health meet the week of March 7 um discount passes to lively Fiskdale: Ashley M. Piascik Sturbridge, is a member of Science through the week of May 23. book discussions, libraries are and Justin R. Sullivan. the class of 2019 majoring in Age groups will meet as fol- many things to many people. 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Please register by call- Membership Drive our biggest St. Mary’s School your child’s Development or ing the library at 508-347-2512, yet. would like your child screened. online at www.sturbridgeli- For as little as $15 for an econd arking eriod Please call 508-347-7041 for an brary.org, or visiting us at 306 individual or $20 for a family, S M P appointment. Main Street. become a member and support March 29 — Early interven- this great organization. Fly on onor oll tion will do developmental STURBRIDGE — The in to the Joshua Hyde Public H R screenings for children birth Friends of the Sturbridge Library and pick up a mem- to 3 years old. If you would like Public Library are holding bership form or join online HIGHEST HONORS Elisabeth Pyatt, Sabrina your child screened, please call their 2016 membership drive. at www.SLFriends.org. We’ll Williams for an appointment. The theme this year is “Friends save room in the nest! Grade 4: Nathan Williams of a Feather Flock Together.” Grade 12: Karina Abeddy, Tori Blanchette, Rebecca Forrett, HONORS Michael Lambert, Joshua Regaillard, Linet Wanjohi Grade 12: Elizabeth Kelly, See a photo you Grade 11: Veronica Prytko Rainiery Tavarez Grade 10: Michele Bravo, Grade 11: Stevenson Kinyua, Isabella Daher Rose Nagelschmidt, Rhianna- would like to order? Grade 9: Michelle Gitau, Lynn Parent, Brittany Watson Kelly Knutelski, Ashley Parker, Grade 10: Matthew Kelley Teresa Prytko, Wandzia Prytko Grade 8: Jaden Abilhomme, Photo Reprints Available Grade 7: Lily Daher, Jillian Charles Rizk Dirsa, Ashley Gatongo, Syrena Grade 6: Michael Larbi- Call Stonebridge Press for details Prytko Asare Grade 6: Chloe Johnson, Grade 5: Tatiana Kinyanjui 508-764-4325 or drop us an email at Martyna Myslinski, Grade 4: Andrew Poirier Grade 5: Liliana Ciszewski, Julia Lech, Maryja Prytko, [email protected] • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER ­19 Marianapolis announces honor roll students THOMPSON, Conn. — Marianapolis Godin, Glendale, R.I.; Olivia Gould, Rochdale; Kara O’Neil, Holden; Cory Conn.; Shawn Murphy, Charlton; Alex Preparatory School announces the Charlton; Delia Hannon, Putnam, Pacheco, Smithfield, R.I.; Julia Pepka, Murphy, North Grosvenordale, Conn.; following students who earned their Conn.; Johnny Hatem, Falmouth; Webster; Eliska Popova, Pardubice, Vincent Nuccio, Pomfret Center, place on the First Semester and Second Kathryn Hauver, Shrewsbury; Emily Czech Republic; Jialin Qu, Hohhot, Conn.; Rahmat Obanikoro, Ikoyi, Quarter Honor Roll: Hebert, Woodstock, Conn.; Colin China; Ana Cristina Rabines, North Nigeria; Jillian Ormerod, Dayville, Hourihan, Whitinsville; Zeliang Hu, Grafton; Jenna Rainville, Plainfield, Conn.; Taylor Pacheco, Smithfield, R.I.; SEMESTER 1 HEAD OF Hang Zhou, China; Julia Jones, North Conn.; Emma Sarantopoulos, Pomfret Olivia Panagiotou, Webster; Ayana SCHOOL LIST Grosvenordale, Conn.; Michaela Kirby, Center, Conn.; Madison Snyder, Patel, Brooklyn, Conn.; Tung Hoang Elizabeth Acquaah-Harrison, Sutton; Linnea Listro, Woodstock, Charlton; Zhuoyao Song, Shanghai, Phi, Hanoi, Vietnam; Connor Pickett, Charlton; William Aldenberg, Conn.; Meiyi Liu, Changchun Jilin, China; Chengtao Song, Qingdao, Pomfret Center, Conn.; Deanna Rapp, Sturbridge; Grant Alessandro, Pomfret China; Kyle Longo, Danielson, Conn.; China; Celina Stansky, Douglas; Oxford; Grace Rett, Uxbridge; Megan Center, Conn.; Margaret Azu, Oxford; Christopher Lundt, Woodstock, Conn.; Johanna Sullivan, Worcester; Peyton Romprey, Thompson, Conn.; Bennet Viacheslav Beliaev, Saint Petersburg, Francesca Lupini, Chepachet, R.I.; Surprenant, Dudley; Sarah Uwazany, Sage, Moosup, Conn.; Yuzhou Shao, Russia; Alayna Cashman, Charlton; Tomasz Mamro, Webster; Rahmat Woodstock, Conn.; Jonathan Vicario, Hangzhou, China; Emily Sheridan, Sarah Cavar, Brooklyn, Conn.; Jin-Wei Obanikoro, Ikoyi, Nigeria; Ayana Patel, Shrewsbury; Mimi Vo, Worcester; North Smithfield, R.I.; Kellyn Snow, Chu, Tainan City, Taiwan; Danielle Brooklyn, Conn.; Megan Romprey, Myles Wagner, Dudley; Jin Feng Wang Webster; Cal Stawiecki, Thompson, Collette, Webster; Quinn Colligan, Thompson, Conn.; Bennet Sage, Moosup, Qiu, Almeria, Spain; Mary Watkins, Conn.; Taylor Strong, Webster; Olivia Uxbridge; Abby Cook, Thompson, Conn.; Yuzhou Shao, Hangzhou, China; Sterling; Madison Webber, Douglas; Summiel, Dayville, Conn.; Janel Syriac, Conn.; Jordan Desaulnier, Dayville, Olivia Summiel, Dayville, Conn.; Molly White, Worcester; Gabrielle Woodstock, Conn.; Megan Tarantino, Conn.; Olivia Duncan, Woodstock, Hung-Yu Ting, Taipei, Taiwan; Myles Wood, Northbridge; Yulun Wu, Beijing, Millbury; Hung-Yu Ting, Taipei, Conn.; Samantha Ellis, Grafton; Wagner, Dudley, MA; Gabrielle Wood, China; Hehua Xu, Hangzhou, China; Taiwan; Lydia Tourtellotte, Putnam, Cooper Everson, Putnam, Conn.; Northbridge; Hao Xu, Beijing, China; Nan Zhou, Shanghai, China. Conn.; Jared Ullstrom, Auburn; Maxwell Nuo Xu, Shenzhen, China; Tiange Underhill, North Grosvenordale, Conn.; Linyuan Feng, Ninghai, China; Simone SECOND QUARTER DEAN’S LIST Fournier, Putnam, Conn.; Zhangyuan Zhang, Beijing, China; Jiarui Zhang, Roberto Valentini, Cranston, R.I.; Gao, Hangzhou, China; Samantha Beijing, China; Meng Zhang, Fuxin, Frances Adams, Woodstock, Elisabeth Villa, Auburn; Catherine Gisleson, Thompson, Conn.; Gwyneth China; Nan Zhou, Shanghai, China. Conn.; Nicholas Alessandro, Pomfret Villa, Auburn; Jocelyn Vitale, Palmyra, PA; Fandi Wei, Beijing, China; Taicheng Gould, Charlton; Shauna Harney, SEMESTER 1 HONOR ROLL Center, Conn.; Nicole Anderson, Webster; Chongyu He, Beijing, China; Kittery Point, ME; Mariah Aubin, Wu, Foshan, China; Chi-Ni Wu, Harry Holte, Sprague, Conn.; Kira Frances Adams, Woodstock, Conn.; North Grosvenordale, Conn.; Sage Shanghai, China; Mingjia Xi, Beijing, Horan, Putnam, Conn.; Zheming Hu, Madison Birmingham, Danielson, Auger, Danielson, Conn.; Natalia China; Nuo Xu, Shenzhen, China; Xinyi Shangrao, China; Zhepeng Huang, Conn.; Marie Thibodeau, Woodstock, Beltran, Villahermosa, Mexico; Kayla Yang, Suzhou, China; Hannah Yash, Hangzhou, China; Rebecca Jalbert, Conn.; Fandi Wei, Beijing, China. Bolduc, Leicester; Alexander Boligan, Oxford; Andong Yu, Forest Hills, N.Y.; Oxford; Kathleen Joiner, North Thompson, Conn.; Meghan Brooks, Tiange Zhang, Beijing, China; Ziyun Grosvenordale, Conn.; Reanna Kuzdzal, Worcester; Tyler Carlson, Charlton; Zhang, Beijing, China; Jiarui Zhang, Webster; Rosalie Laconto, Oxford; SECOND QUARTER HEAD OF Kara Casavant, Worcester; Zhen Beijing, China; Meng Zhang, Fuxin, William LaFiandra, Woodstock, Conn.; SCHOOL LIST Chen, Xian, China; Yingxuan Chen, China; YuJin Zhao, Jiaxing, China. Sage Latour, Newport, R.I.; Yuqian Lei, Elizabeth Acquaah-Harrison, Guangzhou, China; Brian Chokshi, SECOND QUARTER Chongqing, China; Ke Li, Dalian, China; Charlton; William Aldenberg, Pomfret Center, Conn.; Riley Collette, HONOR ROLL Siying Li, Beijing, China; Xiaoxin Lin, Sturbridge; Grant Alessandro, Webster, MA; Courtney Cryan, Shenzhen, China; Jiawen Liu, Beijing, Pomfret, Conn.; Margaret Azu, Oxford; Millbury; Tara Daniels, Webster; Sara Sean Allen, Oxford; Madison China; Jessica Lorkiewicz, Webster; Viacheslav Beliaev, St. Petersburg, Darman, Worcester; William Davey, Birmingham, Danielson, Conn.; Bartosz Mamro, Webster; Ashlyn Russia; Dalton Bodreau, Oxford; Oxford; Emma Dellea, North Oxford; Madison Bodreau, Quinebaug, Conn.; Mercier, Oxford; Alex Murphy, North Alayna Cashman, Charlton; Sarah Isabella DiNoia, Thompson, Conn.; Jordan Buell, Oxford; Alyssa Caputo, Grosvenordale, Conn.; Thomas Nurse, Cavar, Brooklyn, Conn.; Xuanxuan Kaitlyn Dodos, Charlton; Christina Worcester; Dylan Celona, Smithfield, Brooklyn, Conn.; Bridget O’Leary, Chen, Beijing, China; Jin-Wei Chu, Doherty, Charlton; Taylor Downing, R.I.; Amani Chambe, North Providence, Rochdale; Kara O’Neil, Holden; Cory Tainan City, Taiwan; Danielle Collette, Brooklyn, Conn.; Kortney Drew, R.I.; Lam Chan, Ngau Tau Kok, Hong Pacheco, Smithfield, R.I.; Olivia Webster; Quinn Colligan, Uxbridge; Thompson, Conn.; Joshua Eilerman, Kong; Joel Cheney, Woodstock, Conn.; Panagiotou, Webster; Julia Pepka, Abby Cook, Thompson, Conn.; Meghan Thompson, Conn.; Samantha Ellis, Christian Cutroni, Charlton; Joseph Webster; Eliska Popova, Pardubice, Darigan, Hampton, Conn.; Jordan Grafton; Suzanne Ellis, Webster; DelRicci, Greenville, R.I.; Xixi Du, Czech Republic; Jenna Rainville, Desaulnier, Dayville, Conn.; Olivia Kathryn Fontaine, Charlton; Patrick Beijing, China; Timothy Edwards, Plainfield, Conn.; Deanna Rapp, Duncan, Woodstock, Conn.; Ava Gagnon, Thompson, Conn.; Sabrina Plainfield, Conn.; Eric Fontaine, Oxford; Emma Sarantopoulos, Pomfret Dussault, Sutton; Cooper Everson, Godin, Glendale, R.I.; Tianheng Han, Webster; Andrew Ford, Charlton; Center, Conn.; Madison Snyder, Putnam, Conn.; Linyuan Feng, Ninghai, Shanghai, China; Delia Hannon, Putnam, Fei Gao, Beijing, China; Qingzihua Charlton; Zhuoyao Song, Shanghai, China; Simone Fournier, Putnam, Conn.; Matthew Hauver, Shrewsbury; Guan, Beijing, China; Kelsie Haviland, China; Chengtao Song, Qingdao, China; Conn.; Zhangyuan Gao, Hang Zhou, Chongyu He, Beijing, China; Emily Plainfield, Conn.; Andrew Jalbert, Johanna Sullivan, Worcester; Peyton China; Samantha Gisleson, Thompson, Hebert, Woodstock, Conn.; Kelly Heney, Oxford; Pamela Kalinowski, Woodstock, Surprenant, Dudley; Janel Syriac, Conn.; Gwyneth Gould, Charlton; Olivia Douglas; Reed Hopkins, Putnam, Conn.; Patryk Kalinowski, Woodstock, Woodstock, Conn.; Sarah Uwazany, Gould, Charlton; Shauna Harney, Conn.; Colin Hourihan, Whitinsville; Conn.; Hoi Ying Kang, Yuen Long, Woodstock, Conn.; Jonathan Vicario, Webster; Johnny Hatem, Falmouth; Ryan Hourihan, Whitinsville; Junyuan Hong Kong; Drinda Lee, Charlton Shrewsbury; Mimi Vo, Worcester; Kathryn Hauver, Shrewsbury; Harry Hu, Chongqing, China; Julia Jones, City; Boyi Lu, Beijing, China; Alyssa Jin Feng Wang Qiu, Almeria, Spain; Holte, Sprague, Conn.; Kira Horan, North Grosvenordale, Conn.; Chloe Morrison, Oxford; Nicholas Niemiec, Mary Watkins, Sterling, MA; Madison Putnam, Conn.; Zeliang Hu, Hang Zhou, Karapanos,Webster; Se Ho Kim, Brooklyn, Conn.; Delainey O’Connor, Webber, Douglas; Molly White, China; Zheming Hu, Jiangxi, China; Gangnam-gu, South Korea; Michaela Oxford; Tessa O’Leary, Rochdale; Worcester; Yulun Wu, Beijing, China; Zhepeng Huang, Hang Zhou, China; Kirby, Sutton; Reanna Kuzdzal, Kaitlin O’Malley, Sutton; Emmalyn Hehua Xu, Hangzhou, China; Andong Rebecca Jalbert, Oxford; Kathleen Webster; Joseph LaBuff, Oxford; Sage Pickett, Oxford; Justin Quinones, Yu, Forest Hills, NY; YuJin Zhao, Joiner, North Grosvenordale, Conn.; Latour, Newport, R.I.; Katherine New York, N.Y.; Timothy Saucier, Jiaxing, China. Rosalie Laconto, Oxford; William LeBlanc, Oxford; Tyler Lefebvre, Charlton; Yanyan Shen, Shanghai, Pomfret, Conn.; Ziqi Li, Guangzhou, China; Caroline Soucy, Beverly; Sarah SEMESTER 1 DEAN’S LIST LaFiandra, Woodstock, Conn.; Yuqian Lei, Chongqing, China; Yisi China; Xiaoxin Lin, Shenzhen, China; Spiker, Brooklyn, Conn.; Gregory Swift, Dalton Bodreau, Oxford; Alexander Li, Guangzhou, China; Ke Li, Dalian, Jiawen Liu, Beijing, China; Meiyi Liu, Charlton City; Emily Taft, Putnam, Boligan, Thompson, Conn.; Kara China; Siying Li, Beijing, China; Fangqi Changchun Jilin, China; Kyle Longo, Conn.; Marie Thibodeau, Woodstock, Casavant, Worcester; Xuanxuan Chen, Liang, Shanghai, China; Linnea Listro, Danielson, Conn.; Christopher Lundt, Conn.; Noah Trainor, Danielson, Conn.; Beijing, China; Riley Collette, Webster; Woodstock, Conn.; Jessica Lorkiewicz, Woodstock, Conn.; Francesca Lupini, Minghao Wang, Dalian, China; Eva Taylor Downing, Brooklyn, Conn.; Webster; Bartosz Mamro, Webster; Chepachet, R.I.; Tomasz Mamro, Widmeyer, Dartmouth, Canada; Hao Kortney Drew, Thompson, Conn.; Thomas Nurse, Brooklyn, Conn.; Owen Webster; Ashlyn Mercier, Oxford; Xu, Beijing, China; Yiwen Xu, Shanghai, Kathryn Fontaine, Charlton; Sabrina O’Connell, Worcester; Bridget O’Leary, Erin Miller, Webster; McKenna Moors, China; Jialu Xu, Xinzhou City, China. Uxbridge; Jake Mueller, Woodstock, Senate passes climate change bill BOSTON— Sen. Anne M. Gobi Tempore Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton), NASA and the National Oceanic and that documents the preparedness and (D-Spencer) is happy to announce that chairman of the Senate Committee on Atmospheric Administration informed vulnerabilities in the Commonwealth’s yesterday, the Massachusetts State Global Warming and Climate Change, us that 2015 was the hottest year in emergency response, energy, transpor- Senate passed S.2092, a bill to reduce the bill sets in place an emissions limit historical record. The second hottest tation, communications, health and greenhouse gas emissions and develop for 2030 between 35 and 45 percent is 2014. There is no time to waste – not other systems. The group would also a long-term, comprehensive adaptation below the 1990 emissions level and an for our environment, not for public put forth a proposal that establishes management action plan to address the emissions limit for 2040 between 55 and health and not for our economy. If gone and commits to sound management consequences of climate change in the 65 percent below the 1990 emissions unchecked, severe weather will wreak practices while compiling data on exist- Commonwealth. Senator Gobi serves as level. immense havoc on current and future ing and projected sea-level rise using Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on These interim requirements would generations.” the best available science. the Environment, Natural Resources be accompanied by plans to achieve And for the second time, the Senate “The recent Paris Climate Agreement and Agriculture. these limits, maximizing the ability of passed a comprehensive climate change to reduce emissions has put climate “As Chair of the Environment, the Commonwealth to meet the 2050 adaptation management plan for the change at the forefront of interna- Natural Resources and Agriculture statewide greenhouse gas emissions Commonwealth, previously passed tional issues. We believe it is essen- Committee, I was glad to move this limits already in place through the in July, but removed from legislative tial for us to act right now, at least bill favorably from committee,” said Global Warming Solutions Act. action by the House of Representatives. on the key issues of adapting to the Gobi. “The bill received complete “The passing of this bill further estab- “We applaud the Senate for tak- potential change, being ready for them bi-partisan support and is a priority lishes Massachusetts as a leader in inno- ing action to protect the public from and reducing emissions,” said Senate for sustainability and working towards vative climate policy that strengthens the effects of climate change,” said President Stan Rosenberg (D-Amherst). reducing greenhouse emissions along our environment, economy and infra- Jeff Seyler, president & CEO of the “Senator Pacheco’s bill once again puts with increasing our renewable energy structure,” Pacheco said. “We need to American Lung Association of the Massachusetts in a leadership role on a capacity.” meet the requirements of the Global Northeast. “Achieving our interim critical issue. If we don’t plan and adapt Sponsored by Senate President Pro Warming Solutions Act. Just last week, emission goals in 2030 and beyond is for climate change now, we will pay critical for the health of our lungs as dearly down the road, both in terms of both the particle pollution from emis- potential harm to our residents and in sions and rising temperatures which dollars we will have to spend. This bill aid in the creation of ozone will only creates a proactive, long-term strategy Thinking of selling your home? continue to harm the most vulnerable to deal with the realities of our chang- among us. We urge the subsequent- ing climate.” ly formed comprehensive adaptation The legislation also establishes If you are thinking placing signage). management action plan advisory com- a regional, comprehensive climate about selling your home, 5) Open house came realtor’s mission to include health impacts in change adaptation management plan it is very important to in at 48 percent. Most their assessment.” grant program to aid in the develop- know what information report buyers will start A comprehensive adaptation ment of regional adaptation plans. The sources buyers are using their search looking management action plan would be bill also creates a coastal buy-back to find a home. These at open houses even established through a collabora- program authorizing the Executive are statistics from the JAMES before they are ready tion led by the Secretary of Energy Office of Energy and Environmental National Association of to buy a home. So BLACK and Environmental Affairs and Affairs to acquire, by voluntary pur- Realtors. there is a good chance the Secretary of Public Safety and chase, property abutting areas subject 1) Topping the list is the buyers that come Security. The plan would codify for the to tides or barrier beaches or located in an online website at 89 to your open house Baker Administration and all future velocity zones of flood plain areas that percent, so if you are selling your home will not be ready to buy since only 9 administrations the goals, priorities contain structures repeatedly damaged you will want to make sure your home percent of buyers in 2015 found their and principles for resiliency, preser- by severe weather. The plan would go is shown in its best light online by hav- home by the yard sign/open house sign. vation, protection, restoration and into effect in 2018, with an update every ing professional pictures and staging. Seventy-seven percent of the buyers enhancement of the Commonwealth’s 10 years. 2) Next is real estate agent, where found the home they bought through built and natural infrastructure, based “Massachusetts is on an ambitious 87 percent of buyers used a real estate either the Internet or a real estate agent on data around existing and project- path to energy independence through agent to help them find a home. This in 2015. This means you should focus on ed climate change impacts including the generation of renewables evolving means you want to make sure your the best Internet exposure and hiring temperature changes, drought, inland policy,” said Senate Minority Leader home is marketed to real estate agents. the most qualified real estate agent for flooding and sea level rise. Through Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester). “Yet, in 3) Mobile or tablet website or appli- the job of selling your home if you want the legislation, a comprehensive order to have the greatest chance of cation, 57 percent of buyers used this to sell quickly and for the most money. adaptation management action plan success in achieving independence and feature and 54 percent used a mobile or advisory committee would be estab- reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we tablet search engine. James Black is a licensed realtor for lished through the Executive Office of need concrete and measureable bench- 4) Yard sign came in at 51 percent, A&M Real Estate Consultants at Keller Energy and Environmental Affairs and marks to guide the way. This bill pro- so you want to ensure you have a for Williams Realty. He may be reached at the Executive Office of Public Safety vides them. sale sign and directionals to your home (508) 365-3532 or by e-mail at jblack2@ and Security. 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454 HOME 550 MOBILE HOMES IMPROVEMENT KROPF/WEDGEWOOD PARK MODEL TRAILER Furniture Doctor Park Model Trailer with addition Have your furniture High View Camp Ground in Professionally restored West Brookfield at Reasonable rates. Many new improvements 720 CLASSICS 725 AUTOMOBILES 725 AUTOMOBILES 725 AUTOMOBILES 750 CAMPERS/ Call for more information 700 AUTOMOTIVE furniture face lifting, Own a Piece of TRAILERS if interested BUICK CADILLAC Dodge 1500 pickup. 98’ Volvo 850 1997 painting, striping to Automotive History This is seasonal 110,000 Miles Runs Well, Needs Work Hornet RLS 2006 Refinishing, 705 AUTO ACCESSORIES Silver Anniversary DEVILLE DTS Price: $25,000 $950.00 $750.00 32 Feet, Excellent caning and repairs. Edition 1978 2005, V8, Black Call Pat Good condition (508)451-8525 condition. Used only 5 ANTIQUE DOCTOR 5 Tires with rims Corvette Indy Pace Car Ford Wind Star 01’ 508-873-6312 NStar Navigation, Leather years, in seasonal park P205-65 R15 H 143,000 Miles Daniel Ross L-82, Auto, 39k Interior, Moon Roof, CD Player by adults. Large slide out approx 6k Miles $1100.00 745 RECREATIONAL (508)248-9225 575 VACATION RENTALS Matching Numbers 131,000 Miles sleeps 6, 2 swivel $300.00 Firm Call (508)779-0194 or All Factory Original $6000 VEHICLES rockers $9000 (860)382-5410 CAPE COD TIME Call Excellent Condition Call 774-272-2085 Dodge Journey 2013 Call (508)765-5039 30 years in business (508)236-1256 Throughout! SHARE FOR SALE Excellent cond. 1989 CITATION (860)334-5061 $18900.00/OBO Local Edgewater Beach Resort Chrysler 300C 2006 FWD, Four Cylinder 5th wheel Must Sell 95 Chase Avenue In very good condition 2.4 L, 7 Passenger Good condition News 500 REAL ESTATE Dennisport, MA 02639 Call Ed Everything works 720 CLASSICS 111,200 Miles Extras $14,861.00 On the water (508)479-9752 Leather seats,navigation Good for campground Studio (Unit 706) (774)200-5152 $2500.00/OBO 1964 1/2 Need to Place sunroof, V8 hemi 505 APARTMENTS FOR Fixed week 33 (August) a Classified Ad? 352-552-7464 Call 800-536-5836 AWD $8600/OBO Jeep Liberty Limited RENT Deeded rights MUSTANG (774)230-3067 2003 4x4 Pony Int. MOTOR HOME Excelent condition Only 81k mi. DUDLEY You’ll own it for a lifetime 38’ 1998 all original Equipment Excellent/very good FOUND HERE! Very nice 2br, 2nd floor, & can be passed down to 725 AUTOMOBILES CORVETTE 1977 Dutchstar your children and grand Needs some restoration cond. Asking $7125 stove, refrigerator, auto, red, rebuilt original motor 300 Cummins Diesel off street parking, children. $5000.00 completion 2000 PONTIAC 350HP, rebuilt front suspension or best offer 760 VANS/TRUCKS $15000/OBO Spartan Chassis. One rubbish removal (508)347-3145 MONTANA and rebuilt rear end with 3:55 Call (860)966-6042 $750/month 133,471 miles gears, excellent body, solid Slide out. VAN 2001 DODGE Toyota Tacoma 2008 1st/last. 1990 CADDY Great condition frame, runs excellent, 83,000 Miles RAM 1500 OFF SEASON 6 cylinder Cruise control Call 508-943-2670 47000 Miles $800 or BO no winters. New Tires & Brakes Fair condition WEEKS/WEEKENDS! Excelent Shape 508-867-3470 $12,000 6 foot bed,Extended cab Sleeps Four. Price starts right up and runs Section 8 Ask for Dan Call 68k Miles. $12000/OBO Reduced! $800/OBO Welcome 774-297-9279 774-318-7014 (508)434-2736 Call (508)335-3948 774-261-5503 Southbridge 6 Room 3 Bedroom Apartment, New Kitchen, Bath, Wall, Ceilings, Paint, flooring, Lights Appliances. W/D hookup Available ASAP No pets (413)531-2433

SOUTHBRIDGE CENTRAL STREET South Dennis, INK! 2-bedroom, 2nd floor, off Rte. 134: Stove, Refrigerator, Cozy 3 BR, (dbl, queen, Washer & Dryer on 2 twins) 1 bath home with premises full kitchen & microwave, Off-street parking washer/dryer, screened in NO PETS porch w/ picnic table, grill, 1st, last and security cable TV. Outdoor shower. $700.00 On dead-end street. (508)829-5853 Near shopping, theater, How do you get Your News restaurants, bike trail, SOUTHBRIDGE fishing, playground, Studio, 2nd floor 10 minutes from bay and Stove, refrigerator, hot water ocean side beaches. Off-street parking On-site laundry Off season rates available $415/month First, last and security Call Janet 508-829-5853 at 508-865-1583 in the paper? after 6 pm, or email SPENCER June at [email protected] Two bedroom townhouse for more information. Gas heat Electric Appliances 25 Elm St, Southbridge, MA Hookups Visit us No pets $500 security First-Last $765/month 508-909-4130 Call s Call u 508-886-4312 TWO AND THREE- Email PO Box 90 Southbridge, MA 01550 BEDROOM Write us APARTMENTS FOR RENT Section 8 Certificates welcome Us! Webster MA [email protected] Prospect Estates Email us Call 508-987-1595 508-764-8015 525 HOUSES FOR RENT Fax us DUDLEY HOUSE FOR RENT Cape 2-3 bedrooms This is Your paper, we make it easy to submit your news. 1.5 baths, garage Minutes to major highways $1295/month

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beef broth ½ cup apple cider 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground 6 slices French bread, cut ½–¾-inch thick 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1½ cups hickory-smoked Gruyère cheese, shredded 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion slic- es and cook on medium heat until transpar- ent, stirring frequent- ly to avoid sticking. Add apples and gar- lic; stir until warmed through. Transfer the onion-apple mixture to a slow cooker and add in beef broth, apple cider, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt, thyme and black pepper. Cook on low for 6–8 hours. Before serving, place French bread slices on a bak- ing sheet. Top each with ¼ cup Gruyère cheese, sprinkle light- ly with cinnamon and Slow Cooker French Onion Country Apple Soup with Cinnamon Cheese Toast can make for a great hot meal on a cold night when you don’t have time to cook broil for 1–2 minutes, until just browned. Garnish soup with tur- key bacon crumbles (NAPS) That is because onions use all three any way you sunlight. Lack of air cir- COUNTRY APPLE and apple slices. Serve stand up to slow cooking like, but these guidelines culation will reduce their SOUP WITH On those busy days bread alongside each and enhance the flavor of will help. storage life. Do not store bowl of soup. when you don’t have everything cooked with Yellow onions are with potatoes. CINNAMON CHEESE much time, a slow cook- them. all-purpose, great raw or Cut onions should be TOAST Recipe and image pro- er can be the solution to Onions are one of the cooked. Most well-known refrigerated and can be vided by the National getting a hot, wholesome most versatile vegeta- sweet onions are yel- stored in a sealed con- Serves 4–6 Onion Association. For meal on the table. Simply bles. Use these tips for low. Red onions are best tainer for up to 7 days. more facts and great reci- add all the ingredients buying and storing them. for roasting or grilling. Here’s a recipe that ¼ cup olive oil pes visit www.onions-usa. in the morning, turn on Choose onions with White onions are com- will appeal to both chil- 4 large yellow onions, org and www.usapple. the device, and you get dry outer skins, free of monly used in Mexican dren and adults: It’s a thinly sliced into rings org. to come home to a whole- spots or blemishes. They and Italian cuisine, pre- fresh take on classic 3 apples, peeled and some, hot meal, especial- should be firm and have pared salads, and sauces. onion soup that combines diced ly good on chilly days. Note to Editor: Though no scent. Avoid bulbs that Whole, unpeeled, onions with apples. 3 cloves garlic, minced January is National Soup So many recipes, espe- have begun to sprout. onions should be stored 2 tablespoons cially ones for slow cook- Month, this article can be Not sure what color in a cool, dry, well-venti- all-purpose flour useful to your readers at ers, soups, stews, and to use? Really, you can lated place, out of direct SLOW COOKER 5 cups low-sodium roasts call for an onion. FRENCH ONION any time. Win A Trip To Spain


A free trip to Spain is a deli- cious idea—and a new con- test could make that dream a reality. Simply uncork your cre- ativity and a bottle of Spanish wine, then develop a tasty dish in one of five categories: 1) Small Plates/Tapas. 2) Main Dish. 3) Side Dish, Soup or Salad. 4) Dessert. 5) Wine- Based Craft Cocktail. U.S. citizens over 21 can enter the Tarantas Taste of Spain Recipe Contest, pre- sented by Tarantas Organic Wines—pure wines captur- ing the essence of Spain in every glass. All entrants must include a Tarantas wine pairing or the wine as an ingredient in the cocktail. One Grand Prize winner receives a five-day, four- night trip for two to Spain including air transportation, accommodations in Requena and Valencia, and private tours of the winery and Valencia. Four First Prize winners receive a $100 gift certificate from Whole Foods Market. Entries may be submitted through April 15, 2016. All accepted recipe entries will be featured on the company’s website and some posted on social media. Find complete contest details and entry form at www.tarantaswines. com/recipes. You can cook up a way to win a free trip to Spain through a recipe contest from a Spanish winemaker. www.508Local.com Friday, February 26, 2016 • The Express • 3 FOOD Meat And Poultry In A Balanced Diet

Meat and poultry may make for tasty meals but there are a lot more reasons they should be part of your balanced diet.

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