Panel considers famous resident’s legacy By Sloane M. Perron Staff Writer WEST BROOKFIELD — Lucy Stone’s life and legacy of fighting for equality was celebrated in a six event, two-day extravaganza in West Brookfield to commemorate her 200th birthday. On Sunday, Aug. 12, “Lucy Stone: Where Do We Go from Here?” was the last event honoring this historical figure and nation- al icon. This panel discussion brought together modern women who were at the top of their fields for an in-depth discussion about Lucy Stone, women’s rights, and the progress that has been made by women throughout the decades.

The panel was comprised of eight women: Dr. Linda Carpenter, Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College and an attorney; Dr. R. Vivian Acosta, Professor Emerita of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York; State Sen. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer); Deborah Becker, senior correspondent and host at WBUR; Samantha Gillogly, a musician; Dr. Regina M. Edmonds, Director of Women’s Studies at Assumption College; Joelle Million, Lucy Stone scholar and author; and Judith Kalaora the- atrical actress and artistic director who founded History at Play. Guided by Becker who served as moderator, the women shared their personal experiences and thoughts about gender equality, Lucy Stone, and the present status of women in American society.

Kalaora uses her passion for his- tory and her experience as a the- atrical actress to create immersive historical performances. During “I Now Pronounce You Lucy Stone,” she impersonated the women’s rights reformer. Kalaora said that her interest in Lucy Stone was “fascination at first sight.” One of Stone’s pioneering acts was keep- ing her last name even after she wed Henry B. Blackwell. Kalaora said she admired Stone’s abili- ty to see an issue from both sides and then educate the public about gender and slavery injustices that were taking place during the time. Despite all the progress that has been made for women, Kalaora said she personally faces inequal- ity in the form of not being paid the same wages as a man.

She was frustrated that despite creating high quality programs she has been in situations were men who put much less work into their programs were paid substantially more. Edmonds is a self-proclaimed “Lucy Stoner” since she also kept her maiden name when she mar- ried. She said of the decision, “Your name is somehow your iden- tity.” Personally, Edmonds said she faced discrimination when she sought higher education and was not given any scholarships because of her gender. Edmonds overcame this obstacle, becoming a trained clinician in psychology and then the director of women’s studies at BARRE GAZETTE Serving the towns of Barre, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Petersham & Rutland since 1834 FEBRUARY 20, 2014 VOL.

179, NO. 40 USPS 044560 $1.00 Senate candidate visits selectmen Mike Valanzola visiting district towns By Ellenor Downer Staff Writer OAKHAM- Despite a Tuesday snowstorm, Oakham selectmen still held their meeting. Republican candidate for state Senate, Mike Valanzola, intro- duced himself to the two select- men present, Eliot Starbard and Matthew Broderick. James Erhard of Sturbridge is also a running as a Republican for the senate seat. Valanzola said he hoped to visit the selectmen in all 28 towns in the Senate district. He stated that he served two terms on the Wales Board of Selectmen and is currently chairman of the Tantasqua Regional School Committee, a committee of 18 members that serves five towns.

He explained to the selectmen that his focus if elected would be economy, education and commu- nity. Of all the candidates for the senate seat, he is the only one that was a selectmen. He stated that local aid and Chapter 70 money were a priority. He said that now they were the first areas cut, not the first funded. He mentioned that the legislature is more inter- ested in funding new programs, but that new programs take money away from existing programs. He also said that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) was a far too powerful bureaucracy. DESE adopted common core state standards initiative without a vote of the legislature or input from school districts.

Selectman Starbard said that he did not agree with the income based net school spending formula that determines how much a town must spend on education. Starbard said the town has no way to collect any of the See SELECTMEN, page 7 Green Energy Tips Barre Energy Committee Beautiful icicles and prob- lematic ice dams? If you have icicles hanging or ice dam issues, it is a sure sign you are wasting money to melt the snow on your roof by heat loss. The payback for insulation is fairly short, considering the high cost of energy. It has been below freezing for quite a while resulting in very little melting from the suns warmth.

Compare the snow on the roof of your heated house to an unheated garage, this will tell you how energy efficient your house is or is not.

State funds used to promote regional partnerships Singing the night away Turley Publications Photo by Amber King, an intern from Quabbin Regional High School. The band Crawdad E Creek held their sixth annual bonfire and food drive on Saturday, Feb. 8 at American Legion Post 2. State approves Pathfinder roof project Technology, health networks advanced By Emily Thurlow Staff Writer Through a program that is intended to support regionalization and other cost-saving initiatives that will change the way local govern- ments do business to maintain service delivery and stretch every taxpayer dollar as far as possible, the towns of Palmer, Monson, Brimfield, Holland and Wales will be among those com- munities that benefit from the 37 pro- jects slated to receive funding from the $4 million Community Innovation Challenge (CIC) grant program.

“The CIC program is a major component of the Patrick Administration's commitment to pro- vide cities and towns with the tools to effectively manage resources and pro- vide services to their residents,” said Secretary of Administration and Finance Glen Shor. “This program provides an opportunity for neigh- boring communities to build part- BARRE - The town of Barre will hold a rabies and microchip clinic on Saturday, March 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Barre DPW Building, 441 Wheelwright Road. Second Chance Animal Shelter will be providing rabies vaccines for dogs and cats for only $12. Microchipping will also be available for $20 includ- ing registration.

Dogs must be on leash and cats must be in carriers. If a pet is eligible for a three year vaccine, people bring prior vaccine paperwork with them. Vaccines will be provided by the licensed veterinarians of Second ChanceAnimal Shelter, Inc. Construction expected to begin late summer By Douglas Farmer Staff Writer PALMER – After receiving formal approval for funding of the project from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA), a new roof will be placed over the heads of staff and students at Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical High School in Palmer by the end of the year. MSBA is expected to cover about 62 percent of the project cost or $2,003,781 of $3,273,620, with the remaining $1,269,839 borne by Pathfinder’s member towns, based on enrollment.

Pathfinder’s member towns include Palmer, Ware, Belchertown, Granby, Hardwick, Monson, New Braintree, Oakham and Warren. “Pursuant to the terms of the MSBA’s Accelerated Repair Program, the district has 90 days to acquire and certify local approval for an appro- priation and all other necessary local votes or approvals showing acceptance of the cost, site, type, scope and timeline for the pro- posed project,” wrote John McCarthy, executive director of the MSBA in a Jan. 29 letter to Dr. Gerald Paist, superintendent-direc- tor of the Pathfinder regional dis- trict. “Upon receipt of the certified votes demonstrating local approval, the MSBA and the dis- trict will execute a project funding agreement which will set forth the terms and conditions pursuant to which the district will receive its grant from the MSBA.” Within days of the receipt of the letter, a preliminary meeting See ROOF PROJECT, page 8 See CIC GRANT, page 8 Chocolates and so many to pick Awards to be presented at April 26 dinner By Douglas Farmer Staff Writer PALMER — For every active group or organization in town, there are a number of key volun- teers behind it, from church groups like the United Church of Ware and the First Church of Monson to civic organizations like the Palmer Lions Club and the Belchertown Fair Committee, said Quaboag Hills Chamber of Commerce (QHCC) President Lenny Weake.

These are the people that – for the most part – stay in the background when the media shows up at an event but are a vital part of bring- ing community activities to life. And it is recognition of that fact that the QHCC is seeking nominations for the 2014 Citizen of the Year, of anyone from the Chamber towns of Belchertown, Brimfield, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Holland, Monson, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Palmer, Spencer, Wales, Ware, Warren and West Brookfield.

Last year’s winner was Bobbie McAvoy of Ware, for her work in holding collections for troops overseas. At the time, she said that she was thrilled to be nominated, but didn’t believe she was as deserving of the award as others in the community. And that is just the quality that Weake said the committee that judges Citizen of the Year nomina- tions is looking for. “These people are the ones that don’t do it for the recognition but without whose diligence the Karen Anderson of Orange announces her candidacy for state representative Chamber eyes volunteer standouts ORANGE - Karen Anderson, a Republican, announced her candi- dacy for the 2nd Franklin District State Representative seat.

She declared, “For too long the needs of our district have been ignored by the people who are supposed to be repre- senting us on Beacon Hill. We need someone who will be more responsive to the district's needs. I will tirelessly work to pro- tect our children. I will work to cre- ate an economic environment that welcomes job creation in our dis- trict. Too many of us are being squeezed between increasing prices of the necessities, food, clothing and shelter, on the one hand and more and more taxes on the other. When I am the Representative for the people of this district I will work to reduce our taxes to the minimum level essential for good government.

I will fight to protect our elderly and those on fixed incomes from the spiraling costs of food, medicine and housing.” “There are many non-govern- ment agencies that do wonderful work meeting the needs of the peo- ple of our communities and help people in ways that are both more effective and more efficient than similar government programs. As a state Representative I will work to have our state government encour- age these NGO's and I will work to eliminate any unnecessary regula- tions that unreasonably hinder them.” “We have a serious problem: too often the people in office now have been only interested in play- ing political games for their own benefit instead of standing up for the people they are supposed to rep- resent,” Anderson charged.

“I won't be just one of the good old boys on Beacon Hill. I know that state gov- ernment can be made to work better and I will work to see that it does.” Anderson, her husband, Robert and their five sons and a daughter live in Orange. She is the fourth generation of her family to live in Orange and has deep affection for the area and its people. The Anderson family is active in a number of local organizations Turley Publications Photo by Genevieve Fraser Kay Berry writes out a minimum bid for items in the chocolate auction held on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the First Congregational Parish, Unitarian in Petersham.

Proceeds from the chocolate auc- tion will benefit the church building maintenance fund.

QRSD to hold public budget hearing BARRE - The Quabbin Regional School District (QRSD) School Committee will meet on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Quabbin Regional School District Educational Support Center, 872 South St. At the conclusion of school committee business, a public budget hearing on the Quabbin Regional School District FY15 budget will be held. The public is invited to attend. Acopy of the FY2015 budget will be available for review at the Central Office, 872 South St. after 12 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Karen Anderson Barre to hold rabies clinic Petersham annual town election is set for March 3 Blog about it in our reader forum www.gazetteforum. PETERSHAM - The Petersham Annual Town Election will be held on March 3. The Board of Selectmen seat currently held by Tim Clark, who has sub- mitted his resignation as of March 3, will have a contest. Nancy Allen of 17 Common Street has taken out papers to fill the term. Dana Kennan of 404 North Main Street has notified the Town Clerk, Diana Cooley, of his intention to run as a write-in for the position. The Board of Assessors will also have a contest. Fredrik “Rick” Marsh has signed to serve in the position once again. Ellen Anderson of 20 Dana Road has taken out papers to challenge for the seat.

Other positions on the bal- lot, which are all three year terms and signed by the incumbents are Moderator – Bart Wendell, Board of Selectmen – Frederik Marsh, Treasurer – Dana Robinson, Board of Health – Kaye Cousens, Petersham School Committee – Russell Fontaine, Planning Board – John Lawson and Planning Board – Fraser Sinclair. The position of Trustees of Public Library, current- ly held byAnnette Ermini, is open. See ANDERSON, page 9 See CHAMBER, page 10 Serving the towns of Barre, Hardwick, Hubbardston, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Petersham & Rutland since 1834 $1.00 August 16, 2018 Vol.

184 No. 15 USPS 044560 See OAKHAM, page 7 Workinginfamilyandcommunity Stone sought change through conversation By Elizabeth Gittens Correspondent W E S T B R O O K F I E L D — Birthday cards and artwork designed by local school chil- dren lined the stairs leading up to the second floor of the West Brookfield Town Hall in celebra- tion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of women’s rights activ- ist and abolitionist, Lucy Stone. Once inside during the bicen- tennial event, there was hardly an empty seat among the rows of tables draped with purple and white linens.

Bouquets of flowers accent- ed the seating arrangements and guests found “Lucy Stones” rocks painted by local elementary stu- dents with Stone’s name on them, carefully placed between the vases. As costumed hostesses in peri- od dress served tea and pastries, guests admired a two-tier cake in honor of Stone’s birth to be served as part of the Suffrage Tea and Birthday Celebration. The cake, adorned with sugary yellow roses and a purple, white and yellow suffrage sash made of frosting served as the focal point of the room.

The colors of the sash were voted as the official colors of the National Woman’s Party in 1913, 20 years after Stone’s death.

The color purple represented loyal- ty and steadfastness to a cause. White signified purity and the quality of the NWP’s purpose, while gold symbolized light and life as well as the torch that led the purpose of the organization - to fight for women’s suffrage. Although appreciating Stone’s legacy was the main reason for the occasion, two local citizens who worked tirelessly to make the bicentennial celebration a reality and success were also honored. Citations and resolu- tions were presented to Richard Rossman, Chairman of the West The Bad Tickers Band to perform Aug. 18 SOUTH BARRE – The Bad Tickers Band will perform the final concert of the season at Nornay Park, Main Street Saturday, Aug.

18 from 6-8 p.m.

People should bring lawn chairs or picnic blanket. To confirm can- cellation due to weather, people may call 978-355-4254 the day of event. Hot dogs and snacks will be sold on Saturday events only. All proceeds go to the South Barre Common Fund. If people make/sell crafts, they may reserve a spot during the Saturday evening concerts. People should contact the South Barre Common Committee at 978-355- 5000, extension 7. There is no fee. This year’s sponsors include: Barre Cultural Council, Barre Recreation Committee, Barre Mill Restaurant, Cirelli Real Estate, Fidelity Bank (Barre Savings Bank), Hardwick Farmers’ Co-Op, Healy Brothers Insurance, Hubbardston Veterinary, Landry & Meilus, LLP, R.J.

McDonald Inc., North Brookfield Savings Bank and W. R. Bentley. Turley Publications photo by Elizabeth Gittens Descendents of the Stone and Blackwell families gather around a birthday cake for Lucy Stone. 4-H fair comes to Felton Field By Ellenor Downer Staff Writer BARRE – Something new is coming to Felton Field in Barre this summer.

Last year, the Felton Field Commission and the Worcester County 4-H Extension decided on a three-year agreement to use the 25-acre site on Old Coldbrook Road. The Worcester County Extension 4-H Fair will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Worcester County has 34 active 4-H clubs with new clubs form- ing. On this weekend, members of the Worcester County 4-H clubs and clubs from other counties will be showing livestock and poultry. The animals will be housed under tents. The Joseph Pitisci building will dis- play exhibits like sewing, canning, knitting, crocheting, photography, eggs, honey, table settings, baked goods, flowers and poster projects.

Fair organizers expect about 800 4-Hers with over 1,000 entries. 4-Hers age 8 to 19 will compete for ribbons, fair premiums and trophies. Children age 5 to 7 years known as Clover Buds, show for ribbons only in desig- nated classes. They may show rabbits and poultry, but not the larger animals like cattle, goats, pigs and sheep. The fair is more than exhibits and animals. Other activities include a lawn and garden tractor pull, a 4-H dog show and a fashion show with 4-Hers modeling clothing they made. Plans are in the works for a flea mar- ket and farmers’ market. A 4-H food concession stand will be open both days.

The Barre Riding and Driving By Ellenor Downer Staff Writer OAKHAM – Selectmen contin- ued the discussion on commercial solar inspection fees for building and electrical. At the board’s last meeting, they met with building commissioner, Joseph Mikielian, about establishing commercial solar building inspec- tion fees. He said the town only had inspection fees for residential solar panels. There were already plans for a large solar project, 2.6 mega watts, on property owned by the Spinneys on Barre Road and at least one more was possible at the former site of Amherst/Oakham Recycling on Coldbrook Road.

Mikielian said he inquired with several other towns in Worcester County about fee rates. He men- tioned a rate of $5 per thousand dol- lars of construction cost and he stat- ed it was on the low end. He said the town of Hubbardston charges $10 per thousand dollars of cost. He esti- mated construction cost at about $1 million per mega watt or $500,000 per acre for large solar arrays. The building commissioner gets 70 per- cent of the inspection fee and the town the remaining 30 percent. Selectmen opted to survey fees in other towns and take the matter under advisement. They also decid- ed to invite Denis delaGorgendiere, electrical inspector, to their next meeting to discusse electrical solar inspection fees.

At this week’s meeting, del- aGorgendiere said the selectmen approved an inspection rate for com- mercial solar last fall of two cents New town treasurer hired By Sloane M. Perron Staff writer HARDWICK – At the Aug. 13, Hardwick Board of Selectmen’s meeting, applicants were inter- viewed for the vacant Town Treasurer position in the Hardwick Municipal Building and ultimately voted to hire Jessica Crawford to fill the position of Hardwick Town Treasurer. Selectman Julie Quink said to Crawford, “Congratulations Jessica, welcome aboard!” Three applicants were present and had their job interviews take place in front of residents and the Board of Selectmen.

Jessica Crawford, Ann Lashelle Smith, and John A. Macleod presented their resumes to the board and fielded questions. Crawford had prior expe- rience in the field working as an assistant tax collector for Barre for the past seven years and was famil- iar with the software used by the Hardick treasurer’s position. She stated that if offered the position she would take her husband’s health insurance, which would save the town $10,000 to $15,000. Candidate Ann Lashelle Smith is currently STEM teacher in Boston, but had previous municipal experience from her previous home in Georgia. Candidate John A.

Macleod had an accounting background and was looking for a job that allowed him to combine sales and municipal work. Quink said she was disappoint- ed that the job did not attract more applicants. “Kind of sad, this is a great position,” she said. Chagnon Road Larry Ostiguy,of 189 Chagnon Road, has resided in his home for 48 years and said his road is now being used as a detour in town for heavy trucks, making him concerned about safety for him and his neighbor, Adam Sanders. What once was a quiet town road has become a route for heavy commercial traffic due to vehicles not following the designat- ed detour signs, Ostiguy said, “One major problem is that they [com- mercial traffic] are destroying the roads,” he said.

“Small cars hit their oil pans on the crown of the road while bigger vehicles are damaging the street,” he said. Ostiguy is also concerned about the safety and well-being of drivers using a road that was not built for such heavy activity. According to the resident, Chagnon Road is not wide enough for the traffic and he By Karen A. Lewis Correspondent BARRE - The resounding notes from Joe Orszulak’s opening trum- pet solo of, “Dixieland Jamboree” not only filled the Barre Town Hall last Sunday evening, but could easi- ly be heard far into the common and beyond.

Orszulak was wrapping up another successful summer sea- son with fellow musicians of the Quabbin Community Band (QCB), as they performed an audience favorite Dixieland themed concert as their last hurrah. “QCB has always been a great opportunity for me to get out and play,” Orszulak said, as he quickly mentioned the ongoing things he was still learning about his horn. “Peter (Lewis – QCB conductor) and the other senior band members help with how things should be played.” Far from a novice, Orszulak jumped on board with QCB during the summer of 1976 as he was head- ing into eighth grade.

“I became a full time member in 2005,” Orszulak explained.

“I’d always march in the parades, but other commitments kept me part time.” QCB season ends on high note Turley Publications Photo by Karen A. Lewis Part of the QCB horn section jamming to Dixieland. From left, Brian Gobi, Joe Orszulak, Steve Aliquo and Nicholas DeVries. Future envisioned from Stone foundation Turley Publications staff photo by Sloane M. Perron The event consisted of a discussion panel of eight women. See LUCY STONE, page 8 See 4-H page 7 See HARDWICK page 7 See QCB, page 8 See STONE FOUNDATION page 11 Selectmen continue fee survey


Page 2 • Barre Gazette • August 16, 2018 Round Town Ellenor Downer 978-355-4000 News of the Towns Hubbardston Ellenor Downer Barre Dining Center Dinghy Dash set for Aug. 25 Dinghy Dash, a cardboard boat regatta will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m. at Brigham pond. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 26. This is Hubbardston’s first ever Dinghy Dash. Participants will race cardboard boats made out of nothing but cardboard and duct tape. Although the deadline to register is past, it is not too late to attend this event. For more information or questions, people may contact hubbardston250@gmail.

com. “Like” us on FB and follow us on Instagram at Hubbardston Celebration. Tweet us @HubbardstonCel1. 5K benefits Hubbardston Library The 21st annual Hubbardston Library 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The race is an out and back course starting and finishing at the Hubbardston Center School. This years’ race committee anticipates a field of over 130 runners and walkers. Applications for the road race will be available at the Hubbardston Library. The registration fee for the fundraising event is $25. f Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants.

Individuals that collect donations of $25 or more for this event are allowed to enter without a fee. For additional information on this event, interested runners/ walkers or potential sponsors can contact Mark Wigler, Race Director at 978-928-5120 or The 2017 Race/Walk raised over $7,500 for support of the library’s activities. Proceeds from the first twenty years of the event are approaching the $65,000 mark. All race pro- ceeds are directed to the operation of the local library. Senior center The Hubbardston Senior Center, 7A Main St., week- ly schedule includes: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Wii Bowling at 8 a.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – coffee hour at 8 a.m.; Tuesday - Swinging Singing Seniors at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday - walking club at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday - Senior Center meals by MOC at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday - pitch (second and fourth Wednesdays each month) at 1:30 p.m., Thursday - cribbage (second and fourth Thursdays each month) at 1:30 p.m., Friday - craft corner (third Friday each month) at 10 a.m., Friday – cribbage at 1:30 p.m.

and Friday evenings - pitch (first and third Fridays each month) at 6:30 p.m. The next diet and weight-loss seminar will be held Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. in the senior center. Free bread/baked goods are available at the senior center Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. Price Chopper Supermarket in Gardner donates them. Free 1/2 dozen Country Hen eggs for residents 60 and over are available every week on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the senior center. For more infor- mation, people may call 978-928-1400 extension 211. Turley Publications Submitted Photo Faye Smith, far left, celebrated her 103rd birthday Sunday, Aug.

12. She is shown with fami- ly and friends.

Faye Smith celebrates 103rd birthday Bad Tickers Band to perform Aug. 18 The Bad Tickers Band will perform at Nornay Park, Main St., South Barre on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. People should bring lawn chairs or picnic blanket. To confirm cancellation due to weather, people may call 978-355-4254 the day of event. Hot dogs and snacks will be sold on Saturday events only. All proceeds go to the South Barre Common Fund. Brown bag concert/supper The Barre Congregational Church, 30 Park St., will hold a brown bag concert in conjunction with their month- ly Friendship Community Supper from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

People can pack a picnic or get a sandwich from the Friendship Community Supper. Lawn chairs are encouraged to enjoy the music on the front lawn in front of the church. Strawberry shortcake will be pro- vided. All are welcome. There will be a variety of musicians and music to entertain guests while they enjoy their supper.

Crafters for Christmas Craft Fair The Barre Congregational Church, 30 Park St., is seeking 20 crafters for their Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. Spaces are $25 each. To receive an application, crafters may contact Shirley Lewis at 978- 355-9019. New student enrollment Students in grades 7 and 8 that are new to the Quabbin Regional School District must enroll so that their schedules will be finalized for “Welcome Back Night” and first day of school. Pamela Prizio, mid- dle school guidance counselor, will be available on Aug. 21, 22 and 23 to enroll new students. People must schedule an appointment by calling 978-355- 5042 or email

Please note that they are unable to enroll or schedule new students on “Welcome Back Night”.

Welcome Back Night There will be a student/parent “Welcome Back Night” for Quabbin Regional Middle School stu- dents the night before school starts, Monday, Aug. 27 at the school, 800 South St. Student schedules will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. The pro- gram will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Students and their parents will follow a mock schedule so that they can become familiar with the faculty and facil- ity. Information about the eighth grade Washington, D.C. trip will also be distributed. The program will end at approximately 7:30 p.m. Quabbin Regional Middle School will open on Tuesday, Aug.

28. Upon arrival at school, grade 7 students will report to the auditorium and grade 8 students will report to the middle school gym. For more information or con- cerns about the start of middle school, people may contact the middle school at 978-355-5042 or email

BARRE — Elder Services of Worcester Area Nutrition Program welcomes guests to dine at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd. The fol- lowing meals will be served for the week of Aug. 20. Volunteers are needed at the Barre dining site. Volunteers are needed for Meals on Wheels (mile- age reimbursement) and in the kitchen. People should contact 978-355-5027. MON. – Beef stew, rice, corn niblets, pear crisp, diet = applesauce TUES. – Cranberry chicken salad with lettuce and tomato, macaroni salad, three bean salad, fresh melon WED. – Chicken Milano, seasoned potatoes, beets, banana pudding, diet pudding THURS.

– Salisbury steak, gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, peas and carrots, birthday cake, diet = plain cake FRI. – Haddock with dill sauce, lemon seasoned rice, broccoli and red peppers, fruited ambrosia *Diabetic friendly dessert **Higher sodium entree Meal includes milk and margarine. Menus are subject to change. All meals are served at about 11:45 a.m. each weekday. Reservations should be made the day before by calling 978-355-5027 before 10:30 a.m. The donation of $2.50 per meal helps keep the program running.

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Barre High Class of 1956 celebrates 62nd reunion Turley Publications Submitted Photo Members of Barre High School Class of 1956 recently held a reunion.

Shown seated from left are Lawrence Jacobson, Roger Varnot and Anna (Celona) Robinson; second row, Richard Stevens, Vivian (Patterson) Ackerman, Sam Sidoti, Ronnie Pitisci and Guy D’Annolfo and back row, Sandra (Bentley) Berquist, Ronnie Potter, Bill Robinson, Mike Dymon and Louis Wells. Local experts explain glaucoma and risk factors BARRE –Glaucoma is a disease that results in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. Checking eye pressure is only one way of check- ing for glaucoma.

To know if a patient has healthy eyes, a doctor must look at the optic nerve and if needed evaluate the outflow structure called the angle. Fluid is made in the eye and must leave to create normal pressure. The most common type of glau- coma is open-angle glaucoma. Less common is normal pressure glau- coma and closed-angle glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma develops slowly and there is no pain. Closed- angle glaucoma can happen gradu- ally or suddenly. When it happens suddenly, people may feel severe eye pain, blurred vision, redness of the eye, nausea and dilated pupil. Vision loss from glaucoma is per- manent.

Risk factors include increased eye pressure, low blood pressure and a family history of the con- dition. Eye pressures up to 21 is normal with higher pressures caus- ing a greater risk. It is possible to have high pressures without causing damage. Interestingly optic nerve damage may occur with normal pressure. Diagnosis is by dilated eye examination. If treated early, it is possible to slow or stop the pro- gression of the disease with medica- tion, laser treatment, or surgery. The goal of these treatments is to lower the eye pressure. Laser treatments can be helpful in both open- and closed-angle glaucoma.

Glaucoma surgery is used in people who do not respond well to other treat- ments. Treatment of closed-angle glaucoma is a medical emergency. It is important to have eyes evaluated routinely. If people have questions, they may contact Dr. Kelly Bado or Dr. Clark Elkind at Barre Opticians and Hearing Aids at 978-355-2191. Quaboag Choral Society seeks members WEST BROOKFIELD — The Quaboag Choral Society has been offering quality choral entertainment with a “twist” to Central Massachusetts and surrounding areas for nearly fifteen years under the direction of Eric Von Bleinken.

They offer a popular pallete of rock and roll, jazz, blues, and other popular Christmas choral works. For their winter series, they will be adding a great band of talented musicians. Anyone that has serious musical chops, a good ear for music should consider joining the Quaboag Choral Society. All ages are welcome. They will meet Sunday, Sept. 9 at the West Brookfield Congregational Church, overlooking the town Common. For more information, people may contact them through their Facebook page or call 413- 204-2885 (ask for Rick Munnis) or email mrmunnis@

Baystate Health to hold blood drive WARE– The Baystate Health Bloodmobile will host blood drives at two locations in August; Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center in Ware on Wednesday, Aug.

29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and at Baystate Wing Hospital in Palmer Thursday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Please help us to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply is available by donating blood with Baystate Health Blood Donor Program,” said Deb Oberg, co-coordinator of the Blood Drive held in Ware. “One donation helps to save two lives and 100 percent of all blood collected on the bloodmobile stays in our community for use in Baystate Health hospitals and facilities.” “Remember, there is no substitute for human blood,” said Maryann Burian, who joins Oberg in the planning and coordination the Mobile Blood Drives held at the hospi- tal.

“In appreciation, all eligible donors at both sites will receive a one day pass to the Big E.” Blood donations take approximately one hour to com- plete, including the interview, donation, and refreshments. To donate blood, people must be at least 17 years old; weigh at least 110 pounds; have a photo ID; be in good health (no colds, or sore throat) and have not donated blood within the past eight weeks.

For more information or to book an appointment in Ware, people may call Deb Oberg or MaryAnn Burian at 413-967-2180 or for appointments in Palmer, they may call Joanne Judd at 413-370-8907. TO ADVERTISE IN THE BARRE GAZETTE CALL TIM MARA AT 978-355-4000


August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 3 News of the Towns Oakham Ellenor Downer Public Meetings BARRE Barre Housing Authority – Aug. 16 and Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. Sewer Commission – Aug. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Board of Selectmen –Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Board of Assessors – Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. Planning Board – Aug.

21 at 7 p.m. Cemetery Commission – Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Election Day State primary – Sept. 4 at 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Felton Field Commission – Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Council on Aging – Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. Water Commission – Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. Board of Health – Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. DPW Commission – Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. Library Trustees – Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Youth Commission – Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. Historical Commission – Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. Election Day – Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. HARDWICK Gilbertville Water District – Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Board of Selectmen – Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Board of Health – Sept. 6 at 6 p.m.

Paige Library Trustees – Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Gilbertville-Wheelwright Sewer Commissioners – Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Gilbertville Public Library – Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Cemetery Commissioners – Sept. 19 and Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. HUBBARDSTON Cultural Council – Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Agricultural Commission – Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Sen. Gobi District Aide office hour – Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. Board of Selectmen – Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Parks Commission – Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Council on Aging – Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Board of Health – Aug. 28 at 6 p.m. PETERSHAM Petersham Historic District – Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Planning Board – Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. Selectboard – Aug. 28, Sept. 11 and Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Open Space and Recreation Committee – Sept.

4 at 6:30 p.m. Conservation Commission – Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Board of Health – Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Council on Aging – Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Cemetery Commission – Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Church to participate in town wide yard sale The Oakham Historical Association will be holding its annual town wide yard sale Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Oakham Congregational Church will be participating. They also will sell hotdogs, tuna and egg salad sandwiches, chips, cold drinks, coffee and desserts.

Yard sale registration Those wanting to hold a yard sale may register by calling Lucy at 508-882-3358 for further information or may simply send a check for the registration fee of $15 made out to the Oakham Historical Association and send to Lucy at P.O. Box 182, Oakham, MA 01068. The deadline to register is Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 5 p.m. The maps will be given out at the Oakham Town Hall at 8 a.m. on the day of the yard sale. This event will be held rain or shine. Church news The Ouimette family sang “Mary” during special music at the Sunday worship service at the Oakham Congregational Church.

Sadie sang and her mother, Paula, sang and played the ukelele with Quinn and Penny dancing. The Rev. Timothy Hanley’s sermon was entitled k”I Hold On and Won’t Let Go.” Robots Take Over the Hardwick Youth Center Quabbin Estates 41 Church Lane, Wheelwright, MA 01094 Accepting applications now for waiting list. The apartment features - w/w carpeting, kitchen appliances, maintenance coverage, laundry facilities. We specialize in Senior Housing and “Barrier Free” accessible units. Rent is $681/mo. or 30% of income, whichever is higher.

RD regulations. Handicap Accessible apartments when available. CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT 413-477-6496 TDD (800)439-2379 FOR RENT Barre Opticians & Hearing Aid Center 395 Main Street, Barre Plains, MA • (978) 355-2191 Kids Eye Glasses 50% OFF Eye Exams Available Dr. Kelly Bado, Optometrist Dr. Zane Dubour, Optometrist Dr. Clark Elkind, Optometrist Saturday, August 25th, 5pm Hay Rides at 4pm Sponsored by: North Brookfield Sportsmen’s Club 40 Boynton Road Donation $25. Bring the family; Children’s tickets half price ONE FREE CHILDREN’S DINNER WITH THIS AD!!! Advanced tickets needed for this event.

Call Larry 508 867-7855, Paul 867-7272 or ask a member. Roast Beef slow cooked on a spit seasoned with our special spices ~ Appetizers ~ Seafood Chowder Homemade Desserts ~ Folk & Country Music • • Crafters Wanted Free Tables Call 867-7855 287 Main Street Gardner 978-632-0241 WE SERVICE ALL MAJOR BRAND APPLIANCES NAME BRAND APPLIANCES & TV’S AT WAREHOUSE PRICES CHECK OUT ALL THE TurleyPublications Ashley Gardner and Peter Hantzis BARRE – Ashley Gardner, formerly of Barre and her fiancé Peter Hantzis of Carlisle, were married June 3, 2018 at Zukas Hilltop Barn in Spencer.

The bride attended Quabbin Regional High School and is currently employed as a certified nursing assistant for Athena Health Care. The groom is a graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2007. His job is director of events for The Thoreau Club in Concord. The bride’s parents are Paul Gardner of Barre and Paula Gardner of Whitensville. The groom’s parents are Nicolette Hantzis of Carlisle and the late Christos Hantzis. The newlyweds had a honeymoon on Martha’s Vineyard and now reside in Northhampton. Wedding Announcement By Sloane M. Perron Staff Writer GILBERTVILLE – Robots have taken over the Hardwick Municipal Building as this week marks the Hardwick Youth Center’s fourth Robotics Summer Camp.

Funded by a federal Community Development Block Grant, the Robotics Summer Camp teaches Hardwick children how to build, program, and operate robots. According to Hardwick Youth Center Director, Kim Wright, the focus of the program is to teach children a skill that is fun, but has real world applications. The children’s confi- dence and robotic skills evolve as they become more advanced throughout the week. The groups start as pairs as they learn how to read the building manuals and piece together a robot; then they progress to programming and controlling the robot until they are finally able to do the whole operation by themselves.

The Robotics Camp gives the chil- dren skills that they can use for the future, but also teaches them other valuable lessons such as how to deal with frustration. The tedious work of constructing and building a robot can be annoying at times but Wright believes that is part of a learning pro- cess for the kids. She said, “Overall what is important is that we talk about how this applies to the real world but also that we talk about things that frus- trate us. It is important to talk about feeling frustrated and realizing how to cope with it so that they know it is not the end. We want them to learn how good it feels to overcome it [frustra- tion].” The idea for a Robotics Camp developed out of seeing the popularity of the Robotics Club at the Quabbin Regional High School.

Wright believed that a Robotics Camp which focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related skills would be a nice alternative for children that are not drawn to arts and crafts. While many cities like Worcester have huge accessibility to STEM programs, it is harder to find such programs in the rural areas. Wright believes that hav- ing accessibility to a program such as robotics is very beneficial to the chil- dren of Hardwick and the center tries to keep the camp affordable at $25 for the week. Since the Hardwick Youth Center is municipally funded and is supported by private dona- tions, the Robotics Camp is only des- ignated for Hardwick residents, but Wright believes that all children in the area would benefit from an inter- active program like this that teach- es children focus, persistence and patience.

Geared toward 10 to 12-year olds, the Robotics Camp also allows children to become more familiar with the Hardwick Youth Center at an early age. Early engagement is very important to Wright because she believes that as the children get older if they ever have trouble or dif- ficulties in their middle school or high school years, they will see the Hardwick Youth Center as a sup- port system and a comfortable place where they can go to talk to people when they need a friendly listener. Wright described the way she wants people to see the Hardwick Youth Center, “My philosophy is that it should always feel like a summer camp.

It is highly supervised but has a loosely structured environment. It is really nice to let the kids just express themselves.” Eric Desantis is a teenager from the youth center who was hired to work at the Robotics Camp. The Hardwick Youth Center tries to help youth who participate in the cen- ter get work experience by hiring them for events and summer camps. Although it is his first time engaging with robotics he said that the instruc- tion manual resembles Lego direc- tions which makes it easier to teach the young kids. He says that robots are “advanced Legos” and that he has fun helping the kids learn a new skill.

Carlee Rich, 12, and Catelyn Rich, 10, are sisters who joined this year’s Robotics Camp. They said that they make a good team because they work well together. The pair created a robot which they named “Bot.” Carlee said, “I like building the robots and programming them.” Catelyn said, “My favorite part is getting to drive the robot around.” Nine-year-old, Calvin Hurd, said his favorite part of robotics is “operating the standard dry face.”He explained that the user operates the robot by programming it, turning on the remote, turning on the robot’s “brain” and the driving it around with the remote.

It is the first time that Shea Lanier, 11, and Meaghan Doyle, 12, have participated in the Robotics Camp and they both had so much fun that they would want to do it again next year. Lanier said that if he could build his dream robot it would be a “big, massive robot.” Doyle described the tedious time and work that goes into robotics, “It is definite- ly frustrating. But it is fun after you build it all and it is actually function- ing.” Turley Publications Photos by Sloane M. Perron Carlee, 12, and Catelyn Rich,10, pose with the robot that they made and named “Bot”.

Meghan Doyle,12, shows how the jaw on her t-rex shaped robot moves.

Calvin Hurd, 9, surrounded by all the pieces needed to bring a robot to life. Burons celebrate 60th wedding anniversary Anne and Bob Buron of North Carolina and formerly of Oakham, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Thursday, Aug. 16. The cou- ple were married Aug. 16, 1958. Corrections policy The Barre Gazette will gladly correct factual errors that appear in this paper. Corrections or clari- fications will always appear on Page 2. To request a orrection, send information to Editor Ellenor Downer at barrenews@turley. com or call 978-355- 4000. Corrections may also be request- ed in writing at Barre Gazette, P.O.

Box 448, Barre, MA 01005. Orchestra announces auditions for 2018-2019 season WORCESTER —The New England Symphony Orchestra (NESO) announces auditions for the 2018- 2019 season for the following paid instrumental positions: seven violin, three bass (including princi- pal), one viola, one principal clarinet, one principal trombone, one principal tuba and one principal key- board.

There will also be open auditions for all instruments for the substitute (paid) list and volunteer positions. The New England Symphony Orchestra (Roderick MacDonald, conductor) has a season of at least four concerts this year. The auditions will be held at: Assumption College, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester on Aug. 31. People may email macdonald.roderick@ or call 603-438-7987 to arrange an audition time. For further information about the orchestra and the audition repertoire people may visit the NESO website


Page 4 • Barre Gazette • August 16, 2018 Calendar of Events Places to go...

Things to do... THURSDAY, AUG. 16 BROWN BAG CONCERT AND FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY SUPPER will be held on the front lawn of the Barre Congregational Church, 30 Park St., Barre from 5:30-6:30 p.m. People can pack a picnic or get a sandwich from the Community Supper. Come and sit on the lawn in front of the church and enjoy a variety of musical entertainment. Strawberry shortcake will be provided. SENIOR YOGA will be held at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre from 9-10 a.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays. Cost is $5. These sessions are “chair yoga,” which means you remain seated (no get- ting up and down off the floor, etc.).

They are primarily stretching, breathing and meditation exercises, which are not physically demanding. For more information, people may visit or call 978-355-3501. People do not need to be a senior to par- ticipate.

POOL will be played daily at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre at 9 a.m. BINGO will be played daily at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre at 10:15 a.m. WHIST will be played daily at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre at 10:30 a.m. SENIOR LUNCH will be offered at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre Monday through Friday at 11:45 a.m. Call Jayne at 978-355-5027 to reserve your meal or Worcester Elder Services at 508- 799-8070 and a $2.50 donation is appreciated. BARRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 18 Common St., is open every Thursday morning from 10 a.m.

to noon, Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon, and always by appoint- ment. To schedule an appointment, people may call Margaret Marshall at 978-257-7653. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about local history. WALKING CLUB will be held at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston Thursdays and Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.

HUBBARDSTON SENIOR CENTER MEALS BY MOC will be offered at the center, Main St., Hubbardston Thursdays and Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. FUNDAMENTALS OF ART will be held at the Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Rd., Hardwick, every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. This program is for those who want to explore art media, to share ideas or to just work in a group setting. For more information, people may call 413-477-6704, email director.paigelibrary@, visit or www.face-

THE NAUGHTY BUT NICE STITCHERS’ KNITTING AND CROCHET CLUB meets at the Gilbertville Public Library, 259 Main St., Gilbertville every Thursday from 2:30-4 p.m.

New people with any skill level are always welcome to join the group. In addition to their own hand-crafted projects, they will be making hats, mittens and sweaters for children in Gilbertville as well as contributing some of these items to the World Vision/Knit for Kids Organization. The Naughty but Nice Stitchers are asking for donations of unused yarns and size 7 or 8 knitting needles for use on these projects. For more information, people may stop by or call the library at 413-477-6312. COOKBOOK FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ANGELS & BACKPACKS FOOD PROGRAM for hungry school children, is ongoing for the month of August at Hannaford’s in North Brookfield.

Each cook- book bought will give Angels Answer, Inc. $5. The cookbooks are $10 and make great early holiday shop- ping gifts. For more information, people may visit

VENDORS SOUGHT FOR ANNUAL FLEA MARKET ON THE WEST BROOKFIELD COMMON sponsored by The First Congregational Church, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 20’x20’ grassy sites are available for $35. Those with tag sale items, flea folk, antiquers, crafters and growers are all welcome. If you would like to be on the mail- ing list to receive a registration form to rent a space, please call Terry at 508-867-4462. All proceeds from site rentals go toward the annual youth mission trip to Washington, DC where local students serve in commu- nity kitchens and homeless shelters. REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 21ST ANNUAL HUBBARDSTON LIBRARY 5K RUN/WALK FUNDRAISER to be held on Saturday, Sept.

8 at 9 a.m. The race is an out and back course starting and finish- ing at the Hubbardston Center School. Applications for the road race will be available at the Hubbardston Library. The registration fee for the fundraising event is $22 for applications submitted prior to Aug. 2 and $25 for those submitted after that date. Long sleeve cotton race shirts will be provided to the first 100 registrants. Individuals that collect donations of $25 or more for this event are allowed to enter without a fee. For more information, interested runners/walkers or potential sponsors can contact Mark Wigler, Race Director at 978-928-5120 or

Proceeds from the first twenty years of the event are approaching the $65,000 mark. All race proceeds are directed to the operating of the local library.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNE-MARIE CANCER FUND’S 13TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT to be held on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club, Old Turnpike Rd., Oakham. Registration is 7-7:45 a.m. with a shot- gun start at 8 a.m. The prime rib dinner, silent auction, raffle and prizes will begin at 1 p.m. There will be a closest to the pin, $500 hole in one, and longest drive award. The fee is $90 per golfer (or $360 per foursome, although a foursome is not required) and includes 18 holes of golf, cart and meal. Bring along a dinner guest for $30. People should register by Sept. 1. Checks made payable to Anne-Marie Cancer Fund can be mailed to Joanne Kroyman, 154 East Hill Rd., Oakham, MA 01068.

For more information, people may contact Joanne at 508-882-3011, 508-864-6616 or jojomariek@ Proceeds from this tournament go to help local cancer victims meet their financial needs. REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE INAUGURAL RICK HOYT STURBRIDGE HALF MARATHON to be held on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Registration is $65 through May 31. This event is presented by the Town of Sturbridge Special Events Committee and they are currently seeking monetary sponsorship as well as volunteers for this event. For more information or to sign up for positions for all volunteer jobs, people may visit bridge-half-marathon.

Yin Yoga will be offered on the Common for all attendees and spectators throughout the event. Local vendors will be on the Common, as well as local resident and ESPN’s ESPY Award Winner Rick Hoyt. For more information people may contact race director Deb Williams at BELCHERTOWN COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT will be held on the Common, Belchertown at 7 p.m. Other dates include: Aug. 16. In case of rain the concerts will be held in Belchertown High School Auditorium. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. VENDORS SOUGHT FOR ST. JOSEPH-ST. PIUS X PARISH FAIR to be held on Sept. 22 beginning at 10 a.m.

(with a 4 p.m. outdoor Mass followed by a chicken BBQ). Anyone interested in reserving a space to promote and sell items is asked to contact the parish office at 508-859-8083. The event will take place on the grounds of St. Joseph Church, 759 Main St., Leicester. EAST QUABBIN ARTISTS ALLIANCE SEEKS ORIGINAL ART WORKS BY ADULTS AND CHILDREN for their exhibit and sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Stone Church, 283 Main St., Gilbertville. Media sought are two-dimensional works including drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, mono prints and pastels. There is limited space for sculpture. For a $10 fee, artists may enter up to three works, framed and ready to hang, not to exceed 42” in any direction.

Artists and craft persons may also rent a 10’ x 10’ booth on the church lawn for $25. In addi- tion to adult and youth exhibits, which include prizes for children, the day will include demonstrations of painting techniques, children’s art projects, music and food. Included this year will be a free organ presenta- tion. The organ master class and demonstration with Peter Krasinski will be at 4 p.m. For more information, details and instructions, and for a form to enter a work of art, visit artistalliance/home/arts-festival or call 413-477-6028. Space is limited, enter your exhibit/sale forms ASAP.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Stone Church, Inc. an independent, non-sectarian 501(c) (3) charity whose combined missions are to preserve the GilbertvilleTrinitarian Congregational Church building and to strengthen community. The East Quabbin Artist Alliance sponsors local arts programs. FREE ADMISSION AUGUST AT WORCESTER ART MUSEUM will be ongoing for the month of August at the museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. “Free August” at the Worcester Art Museum is gener- ously sponsored by The Kirby Foundation. For more information, people may visit free-august.

ORANGE FARMER’S MARKET is held every Thursday at the Armory, East Main St., Orange from 3-6 p.m. THIRD THURSDAY SUMMER STREET FAIR will be held on South Main St., Orange from 5-8 p.m. Local businesses line the streets to showcase their wares while attendees can enjoy shopping, food trucks, live music and a display of classic cars. ‘DINNER AND A BOOK’ NIGHT will be held at The First Congregational Church of West Brookfield, UCC, 36 North Main St., West Brookfield today and Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. People of all ages and from all towns are welcome. The evening will feature a free fami- ly-style dinner followed by activities and the reading of a story with popcorn.

Two of the featured books are “The Three Questions” by Jon J. Muth and “You are Special” by Max Lucado. A dish to share and pajamas are welcome but not required. People may call the church at 508-867-7078 for more information. FRIDAY, AUG. 17 256TH HARDWICK COMMUNITY FAIR will be held on the Hardwick Common. Events kickoff tonight with a fair supper from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Exhibits halls will be open from 7-10 p.m. Opening ceremonies will be held at the flagpole at 7 p.m. followed by the lumberjack contest at 7:15 p.m. The fair will continue Saturday, Aug. 18 with a pancake breakfast from 7:30- 10 a.m.

Exhibit halls will be open from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Other events include a book sale, mountain bike ride/race, cattle judging, antique tractor and implement exhibit, blacksmithing and pottery demonstrations, timber framing, dance demo by Get Up & Dance, road race, stone cutting, hay rides, children’s parade, musical entertainment, tractor parade, chicken barbecue, frog jumping contest, horseshoe pitching contest, boys and girls sports, antique tractor and garden tractor pull, auction of exhibits and more. There will be numerous local vendors, food, and activities. For a complete list of events, people may visit or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

AUDITIONS FOR ‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ will be held by appointment only at the Barre Players Theater, 64 Common St., Barre. Auditions are for actors age 17 and older and are by appointment only. To schedule your one hour appointment or to request further information, email the director at diana.can- Available audition times are: today from 6:30-9 p.m., Aug. 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 24 from 6:30-9 p.m. and Aug. 26 from 6-9:30 p.m., or other times by request. No preparation required. Auditions will include cold readings from the script. They encourage diversity in casting and welcome everyone to audition.

This production will provide an exceptional creative opportunity for five gifted and ver- satile actors (three males and two females, age 17 and older). One actor plays Scrooge throughout the show and the other four actors each play multiple characters. For more information, including perusal scripts, audi- tion forms, and rehearsal process, people may visit bar- Performances of this show will be Nov. 29-Dec. 9.

PETERSHAM FRIDAY MARKET will be held every Friday on the Petersham Common from 3-6 p.m. The Friday Market offers local farms and gardeners a weekly opportunity to present and sell their produce, local farm products, started plants and flowers at no charge. They also invite healthcare and social service agencies to join them and present information about their programs and services. The market is held rain or shine. A donation for their “Get Fresh” re-usable shopping bags will help support 20 weeks of live music performances.

CRAFTS AND CONVERSATION meets at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre every Friday morning at 10 a.m.

for creation and conversa- tion. All are welcome to attend. PITCH will be played at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston, the first and third Fridays of every month at 6:30 p.m. CRAFT CORNER will be held at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston on the third Friday of every month at 10 a.m. CRIBBAGE will be played at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston at 1:30 p.m. FREE KNITTING LESSONS will be offered at the Gilbertville Public Library, 259 Main St., Gilbertville for anyone that is 12 years of age or older. The lessons will be offered on Fridays from 3-4 p.m.

and will be free of charge. Knitting needles and yarn will be sup- plied. For more information, people may stop by or call the library at 413-477-6312.

CHRISTIAN YOUTH CLUB (CYC) will meet on Fridays at New Life Assembly of God, 60 Main St., South Barre from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The group will meet September to June. Club is for school age boys and girls who want time with friends, fun, and learning about God and His love for them. Parents are encour- aged to come and meet the leaders when they drop off their children. For more information, people may email SATURDAY, AUG. 18 BARRE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION CHICKEN BBQ will be held at the South Barre Rod and Gun Club, Rte. 32, Barre/Hardwick line. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, people may visit the Facebook event page on the BHS Class of 1966 reunion page, or contact Irene Jackson Phelps at 978-355-4221 or or Ruth Klem Thompson at 413-477-6431 or

SOUTH BARRE CONCERT SERIES at Nornay Park will feature The Bad Tickers Band tonight from 6-8 p.m.

BARRE FARMERS MARKET will be held on the Common, Barre from 9 a.m. to noon. Growers, bakers and crafts people will sell their home grown or home- made items. The market will be held every Saturday now through October. Rain or shine. For more infor- mation, people may follow Barre Farmers Market on Facebook or visit SHERIFF’S ANNUAL SENIOR PICNIC will be held at SAC Park, 438 Lake St., Shrewsbury from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all seniors. This event is sponsored by the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association including donations by many local businesses.

There will be a traditional BBQ, bingo, raffle prizes and music.

ATHOL FARMER’S MARKET will now be held on the front lawn of the Miller’s River Environmental Center, 100 Main St., Athol on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. SUNDAY, AUG. 19 HARDWICK (MA) FARMERS’ MARKET will be held the following Sundays on the Common, Hardwick from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 2, 16, 30, Oct. 7 and 21. Alternating Sundays will be held at the Stone Church, 283 Main St., Gilbertville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 26, Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 14 and 28. Local vendors will be selling locally-raised meats, honey, baked goods, soup, fresh-ground Hardwick flours, herbs and more. For more information, people may like the Hardwick (MA) Farmers’ Market on Facebook or visit www.localhar-

ORANGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY BUILDING, 41 North Main St., Orange, will be open for tours on Sundays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m. for the months of June, July, Aug. and Sept.

6TH ANNUAL ‘RIDE FOR YOUR LIFE’ EVENT will be hosted by the Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force, rain or shine, beginning and ending at Monty Tech High School, 1050 Westminster St., Fitchburg. This is a smoke-free campus. Registration CALENDAR POLICY Our calendar section is intended to promote “free” events or ones that directly affect a volun- teer-driven organization that benefits the commu- nity. Paid events that are not deemed fund-raisers or benefits do not qualify. Non-charitable events that charge the public for profit is not allowed as we consider that paid advertising. The deadline to submit calendar items in the mail, by fax, or emailed in Word document format is Monday at noon or sooner.

We usually print one week in advance of an event, and the listings should be brief, with only time, date, location, brief activity explanation, and contact information. All future listings appear weekly online.

560 West Broadway, Route 2A, Gardner Fall Leagues Now Forming Call 978-632-0010 Templeton Arts and Crafts Festival Sat., Aug. 18, 10-5 & Sun., Aug. 19, 10-4 on the Common Templeton MA, Just off Rte 2 Childrens activities, raffles and MORE! Entertainment both days in the gazebo, as well as roaming the common. Parking will be available. Free admission. All proceeds benefit students in the Narragansett School district who choose to further their education. One of the longest running juried craft shows in New England, on the common in Templeton MA. An abundance of crafters; jewelry, dolls, candles, woodwork, yarnwork, farmers market area and many, many more.

Food tent featuring festival staples, hamburgers and hot dogs as well as sausage and peppers, salads, pita pockets, baked potatoes, fresh native corn on the cob.Vegetarian fare available. Hot and cold drinks. Breakfast served before 11am. Harvest Craft Fair 10 A.M.-4 P.M. SATURDAY, SEPT. 8TH & SUNDAY, SEPT. 9TH 12 Lincoln Road, North Brookfield, MA Local artisans, crafters and vendors displaying their homemade items, artwork and goodies. Also apple picking, maze, wagon rides, cider donuts, snack bar and playground. Saturday, Sept. 8th Music by The Bad Tickers & Tequila Mockingbird, Noon-4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9th Noon-4:00 p.m.

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August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 5 Calendar of Events is at 8 a.m., kickstands up at 9:30 a.m., a BBQ lunch at 11:30 a.m. (open to the public, tickets are $10 adults, $5 children under 12). There is a $25 fee for motorcy- cle riders and a $15 fee for passengers, which includes lunch, maps, entertainment and on-route refreshments. There will be door prizes, raffles, health clinics and information about Montachusett Suicide Prevention Task Force and its suicide prevention initiatives.

Over 30 local employers will be on-site to take applications from 10 a.m. to noon. Mistress Carrie, WAAF’s most popular DJ, will be on-site to broadcast from 8-11 a.m. Proceeds from the event will support a variety of suicide prevention initiatives. For more information, people may visit or call Barbara Nealon, Director of Social Service & Multicultural Services for Heywood Hospital at 978- 630-6386.

MONDAY, AUG. 20 LINE DANCING will be offered at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre from 11 a.m. to noon with dance instructor J.P. Ellery. People of all ages and from surrounding towns are welcome to attend. TAI CHI CLASSES will be led by Barre resi- dent Roger Currier at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., at 1 p.m. Classes are expected to last 30-45 minutes. Classes are planned for 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at a cost of $5 per week (for 3 classes). This form of Tai Chi is geared toward seniors and is designed to gently loosen mus- cles, joints and strengthen one’s inner core.

It is not rig- orous and does not involve physical exertion. To sign up for the class or for more information, people may call the senior center at 978-355-5004.

WII BOWLING will be played every Monday at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre at 2 p.m. BINGO will be held at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston at 12:30 p.m. BUY WARE NOW SPONSORS FREE FINANCIAL SEMINAR to be held on Monday, Aug. 20 at 6 p.m. at Hanna Devine’s Restaurant, 91 Main St., Ware. “Balancing Your Expenses Now, Can Help You Reach Your Financial Goals Later” will feature Nicholas Pucel, of Edward Jones. Mr. Pucel is a finan- cial advisor serving families, business owners and executives including retirement and asset preservation. Topics will include; setting personal financial goals, balancing saving, spending and borrowing to achieve your goals, strategies for controlling debt and improv- ing credit scores, and practical savings options for now through retirement.

The event is free and dinner will be served. Reservations are required by Aug. 17 as space is limited. Please call Nicholas Pucel at 413-596-6875 or email Buy Ware Now is an initiative that establishes a collaboration of public, nonprofit and private-sector organizations to preserve and promote home-ownership opportunities throughout the town of Ware. For more information, people may visit

TUESDAY, AUG. 21 ART group will be held at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Tuesday at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 for 5 classes with supplies included. BINGO will be played at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. CRIBBAGE will be played at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Tuesday at 1 p.m. SCAT will be played at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Tuesday at 1 p.m. QUILTING CLASSES will be offered at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Tuesday from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

The cost is $30 for 10 weeks.

MOC COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP FREE OPEN PLAYGROUPS will be held at the CPC office, 21 Allen Dr., Barre every Tuesday from 10-11:15 a.m. Open- ended art projects are offered, hands on play, move- ment, snack and story. Weather permitting, caregivers and children can utilize the outdoor play area. SWINGING SINGING SENIORS will be held at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston at 1:30 p.m. READ AND PLAY will be held at the Fobes Memorial Library, 4 Maple St., Oakham every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. Children can enjoy sto- ries, songs, fingerplays and a craft. Read and Play is canceled if there is no school for the Quabbin district.

COOK BOOK CLUB for those who want to explore the library’s collection of cookbooks, try the recipes and share the results, will be held the Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Rd., Hardwick at 3 p.m. This group will evolve with participants’ input. For more information, people may call 413-477-6704, email, visit www.paigeli- or REFUGE RECOVERY MEETING will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. in the Art Studio in the lower level of Listening Wellness Center, 35 South St., Barre (entrance from driveway). Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.

They are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness and generosity, using medi- tation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us. The weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion. Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any form of addictive behavior. Always free; donations welcome.

For more information, people may contact Abigail Campbell at 423-650-0246 or NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETINGS will be held on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Barre Congregational Church, 30 Park St., Barre, using the rear entrance.

FREE FINANCIAL SEMINARS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES will be offered at Mount Wachusett Community College, Leominster Campus, 100 Erdman Way, room 119, Leominster today and Oct. 25 beginning at 5 p.m. A light dinner will be provided free along with the free workshops. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 LEARN UKULELE WITH JULIE STEPANEK will be held at the Woods Memorial Library, 19 Pleasant St., Barre from 6:30-8 p.m. Participants will learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lessons, people will be able to play some fun and easy songs. No experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or bor- row one of Julie’s.

Registration is required by stopping by the library or calling 978-355-2533.

QUILTING GROUP will be held at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Wednesday at 9 a.m. MEDITATION will be held at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. PINOCHLE will be played at the Barre Senior Center, 557 South Barre Rd., Barre, every Wednesday at 1 p.m. PITCH will be played at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston, the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 1:30 p.m. PLAY AND STORY TIME for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers will be held at the Paige Memorial Library, 87 Petersham Rd., Hardwick from 10:30- 11:30 a.m.

All are welcome to come meet parents and playmates. For more information, people may call the library at 413-477-6704, email director.paigelibrary@, visit or www.face-

BARRE BOY SCOUT TROOP 26 MEETINGS will be held at the Barre Congregational Church, 30 Park St., Barre on Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Any boy who is 11 years old or completed the 5th grade may join by attending a troop meeting. Any boy interested in joining may attend a scout meeting or contact Scoutmaster Aaron Casey at 774-922-2591. ADULT COLORING GROUP will be held on the first, third, fourth and fifth Wednesday of every month at the Gilbertville Public Library, 259 Main St., Gilbertville from 6-7 p.m. The library will provide supplies and peo- ple are welcome to bring their own.

For more informa- tion, people may call the library at 413-477-6312. SWIFT RIVER VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 40 Elm St., New Salem, is open every Wednesday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. until Sept. 23. Admission is free. The museum represents the Lost Valley towns of Dana, Enfield, Prescott and Greenwich, taken to create the Quabbin Reservoir. THURSDAY, AUG. 23 OAKHAM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES will be held at the bandstand on the Common, Oakham on select Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. Tonight’s concert will feature The Otters. Other concerts include: Aug. 30, The Green Sisters.

CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT will be held at the Hubbardston Senior Center, Main St., Hubbardston the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 1:30 p.m. FREE QUESTION AND ANSWER PUBLIC FORUM ON LANDLORD/TENANT LAW will be held at the Mason Square Branch Library, 765 State St., Springfield from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Hampden County Bar Association is presenting this in conjunc- tion with the Hampden County Legal Clinic and the Springfield City Library. This is a free event and inter- ested parties can pre-register by contacting Caitlin Kelley at the library at 413-263-6853 or CKelley@

CUMMINGTON FAIR will celebrate its 150th year now through Aug. 26. For more information, people may visit SATURDAY, AUG. 25 WORCESTER COUNTY 4-H FAIR will be held at Felton Field, Old Coldbrook Rd., Barre today and tomor- row from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibits include: sewing, canning, knitting, crocheting, photography, eggs, honey, table settings, baked goods, flowers and poster projects. Children will be showing cattle, sheep, pigs, rabbits, poultry and goats. Other activities include a lawn and garden tractor pull, a 4-H dog show, and a fashion show. A food concession stand will be open both days.

There is free admission and parking at the fair.

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE STONE CHURCH will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Stone Church, 283 Main St., Gilbertville. Following the meeting at 10 a.m. Emily Bancroft will speak on Gilbertville history. Open to the pub- lic free of charge; beverages will be served. For more information, people may visit www.friend- or like them on Facebook at Where is this? Turley Publications Photo by Ellenor Downer This week’s mystery photo is from Barre. If any readers know where this photo was taken, they may email or call the Barre Gazette at 978-355-4000 with their answer by noon on Monday, Aug.

20. The names of those that correctly guessed the location will appear in next week’s edition. Robert Augustine, Paul Carlson, Dick Clark, Martha Higgins, Rosemary Horan, Raymond T. Howard, Jay Pimental and Joan Raymond correctly identified last week’s photo. Last week’s photo was of the four corners intersection on Rte. 122 and Pleasantdale Road, Rutland.

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Let them know you saw their ad in the Barre Gazette Lake Wickaboag association hosts poker run Aug. 18 WEST BROOKFIELD – The Lake Wickaboag Preservation Association (LWPA) will hold a poker run on Lake Wickaboag Saturday, Aug. 18 from 2-5 p.m. In the event of heavy rain or dan- gerous storms, the event will be held at the Lake Wickaboag Boat Club from 5-7 p,m.

For this FUNraiser, association members will have five pontoon boats anchored around the lake marked with red flags. The score sheet (one per per- son but everyone on the boat can partic- ipate) and rules will be handed out when participants pay the $20 entry fee at any of the boats. A sixth boat will have poker run tee shirts for sale. After the score card purchase, participants will proceed to each marked boat with a red flag (in no particular order) at a leisurely pace. They will be dealt one card per player at each association boat, along with some other goodies to make the day even more fun.

A bonus playing card will also be available for an additional $10. Those that cannot play on the lake may purchase and complete a score card at the boat club. When everyone has fin- ished their score sheet and placed it in the last boat to visit, all score sheets will be taken to the boat cub and tallied. The winner of the event is the partic- ipant that makes the best five card poker hand at the end of the event and wins $100. Second prize is $50 and third, $25. Place winners will also be determined by their hand. Winners will be announced after 7 p.m. at the boat club or reached by phone.

People may contact Jim Armstrong at or Mary Beth Czaja at They may also visit “Lakewickaboag. com” or like them on Facebook.


Page 6 • Barre Gazette • August 16, 2018 5 years ago (Aug. 15, 2013) The Barre Players Youth Theater is busy getting ready for open- ing night of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” This musical com- edy is based on the Peanuts comic strip by C.M. Schulz. Rachael Mott is the director of the 11-member cast, who have been rehearsing three times a week since May. She said of the young actors and actress- es, “there are several things I’ve really enjoyed about working with this cast including that several of them are returns and I’ve worked with them before, but what I love most is the group’s enthusiasm and dedication.

I have never seen such a hardworking and willing and unfail- ingly positive bunch.” Merle G. Bingham Jr. has recent- ly been installed as director of engi- neering for AAR’s Cargo Division located jointly in Goldsboro, North Carolina and Memphis, TN. Bingham, a Hardwick native, will continue to lead a major program, which has designed a new cargo system to Boeing for the 50 new 767-300F aircraft on order by Fed Ex of Memphis, TN. In addition he will manage the Memphis facil- ity which houses the AAR prod- uct support team and repair facility, which already provides services to the massive Fed Ex fleet of over 250 aircraft.

Plans are still in discussion phase about trying to save Gilbertville’s empty mill. At the Aug. 12 meet- ing of the Hardwick Board of Selectmen, Bryan Nicholas, hired to determine whether the mill can be considered for redevelopment, and Erik Fleming, a member of the Planning Board, presented their findings on the environmental, structural and economic assets of the mill and property. The building itself was structurally sound, but Nicholas did inform the selectmen of one problem: it had much more space than was required. “There is too much building for the demand,” he said.

10 years ago (Aug.

21, 2008) The 3rd Annual Anne-Marie Cancer Fund Golf Tournament was held at Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club. The fund was start- ed in 1996 by David and Beverly Paquin of Barre after losing their daughter Anne-Marie, who was diagnosed with cancer during preg- nancy. It was Anne-Marie’s wish that a fund be started in her memory to help families from Barre and the surrounding communities who are dealing with the treatment of cancer. Funds raised in this tournament go directly to families who are having difficulty making ends meet because of illness.

Romeo Salvadore told selectmen that trees, flowers and shrubs are planted at the South Barre Park. He said that volunteers that are will- ing to work are still needed to serve on the committee. He said that he installed two benches and has two more to be installed. Land totaling 133 acres in Barre is now permanently off the development block, thanks to an unusual partnership among Mass Audubon, the town of Barre, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the United States Forest Service and Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust. Located on Butterworth and Old Stage Roads adjacent to Mass Audubon’s existing Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, the two properties contain a mix of upland pine and oak woodlands as well as wooded swamp.

“These wonderful additions to Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary contain valuable wildlife habitat and will offer people addi- tional opportunities for hiking and nature study,” said Mass Audubon President Laura Johnson. The two purchases are part of the Quabbin Corridor Connection Forest Legacy Project, which under the leadership of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, is protecting 2,024 acres using Forest Legacy funds. 25 years ago (Aug. 19, 1993) Barre Players’ first play in their new theater is not only rowdy, rol- licking and rather revealing, but also funny, flirtatious and full of frantic action.

If you haven’t seen “Lend Me A Tenor,” plan to have yourself a good time at one of the last three productions. The eight members of the cast share almost equally in the merriment and mix-ups upon which the play is based. Therefore, a great big “hurrah” for Gordon Beane as Max, Meredith Condike as Maggie, Jim Sullivan as Saunders, Bill Gelinas as Tito Merelli, other- wise known as “Il Stupendo”; Ana Morrison as his wife, Maria, Jolee Rogers Rengo as a soprano with the opera; Cathy O’Brien as Julia Chair of the opera guild; for the first time on stage, as far as we know, Bob Paquet as the bellhop.

Fred and Sandra Gross of Blossom Hill on South Street, for- merly the Parson Dana House of 1793, entertained about 150 guests at their home to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the old homestead. Some guests came dressed in char- acter. They included: Delight Haines of Petersham, Darrell and Elisabeth Hyder of North Brookfield, Harry and Martha Tuffs of Barre, Anne and Don Hachey of Petersham, Dot Franciose of Petersham, Dick Grayson of Holden, Hazel Wyman of Barre, Carolyn Allan of Barre, Bessie Difley of Barre, Leslie Spilman of Stonehaven, Scotland, Mary Ellen Radziewicz and Paul Dumanoski of Barre, Gerry and Carole Gariepy of Barre, and Anne Swindells of Royalston.

Most of the guests signed the wall in the front hallway of the home and the Gross’s plan to preserve this in some way. Sandy said during renovation, sev- eral layers of wallpaper in the front hall were peeled away, and each layer had names and dates on it. This sparked the idea to sign the wall. The Little League Stars led by coaches William Perez and David Thompson are: Adams Kotsopoulos, Matt Reardon, Adam Thompson, Joel Cranston, Michael Kenney, Lindsay Schoolcraft, Joshua Perez, Billy Joe Sweeney, Forest Kelley, Glen Hedstrom, Ben Wallace, Jeremy Uracius, David Komosa and Ben O’Donnell.

Opinion In Past Pages Turley Publications File Photo Busy at the 4-H food sale to benefit the camp scholar- ship fund held in Trifilo’s Market were Mrs. Esther Bacon, Mrs. James Keans and Mrs. Robert Habershaw. Look Back – 4-H Food Sale – 1967 Summer band concerts please all ages T he Quabbin Community Band held its last con- cert of the season Sunday night. Rain forced the event to be held in the Barre Town Hall and not at Nornay Park. The last concert ended on a high note with Dixieland music and several trumpet solo parts. When the concert is outdoors, children dance to the music and play on the lawn.

Although the band conductor invited the audi- ence to dance to the music at the town hall, only two young girls took him up on his offer. Attending summer concerts is a long time family tradition and one of my favorite sum- mer activities. Growing up both my father and uncle played in the Auburn Fireman’s Band. The band rehearsed in the upstairs of the old fire barn located at Drury Square. The town tore down the wooden struc- ture that once really was a barn housing the horses that pulled the fire apparatus. Auburn built a much larger brick building to meet the needs of a modern era fire department.

Instead of horses it holds the fire engines, EMS vehicles, office space and meeting rooms.

During the band season, my family would travel to surrounding towns where the band performed con- certs. Usually, there were concession stands and we would get a hotdog and drink. Sometimes, my mother packed a picnic. I remember dancing barefoot on the grass. Most towns welcomed the band, but there was one town that did not. Some rowdy youths threw rotten tomatoes at the band members and hit a coronet play- er in the face. They never played there again. Now, my grandchildren enjoy summer concerts just like I did as a child and still do as an adult of senior vintage.

Last week at Oakham’s concert, someone sup- plied the children at the concert with beach balls and Nerf footballs.

When more children showed up to play, the person would toss out another beach ball or football. Oakham has a few concerts left in the season. The Petersham Farmer’s market will continue with musical entertainment into early October. There is still time to attend a summer concert on the common or park. Bench space is limited so people may want to bring a lawn chair, blanket or even a picnic.

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Yesterday, I found a large rub- ber band that Missy dropped when she was filing things. I took it in my mouth and brought it into the living room, but didn’t get a chance to play with it.

I also have a large paper clip to play with that I keep near the organ. So I went right in after breakfast and started playing with that rubber band. I put it under the rocking chair so I could twist, turn and lie on my back and bat it every which way. After I got tired of this, I went after the paper clip and brought it under the chair also. Next, in the front hall I found Missy had stacked some Christmas rolls of paper in the corner, What more fun could I get into? Aha, they moved and fell down. I guess it’s time for another fling elsewhere. Missy went to the post office so she won’t see me playing with the cord to the sewing machine.

She had to short- en some pants, so she got the machine out this morn- ing. I played with the pedal and laid on my back doing this and then used my paws to pull on the cord. Oh, oh, the cord fell out of the wall socket and came down and hit me in the face. I shook my head and decided to go elsewhere. Missy doesn’t get mad if I pull down the bathroom towels, so I did that on my way into the spare room, where I can play with the artificial flowers on the old coffee table before I hide under the night stand for my morning nap. All that exercise made me sleepy. Ho, hum, oh, oh, I better check my purr to see if it is in tune.

I will need it later today when Missy gets upset with me. Love, Gertrude AUGUST I can’t believe it’s August Time just seems to fly It seems that Summer just began How quickly it goes by But we’ll still have hot and steamy days To enjoy the summer fun And vacations on a sandy beach And lounging in the sun The water’s so refreshing as The waves surge to and fro Building castles in the sand As gentle breezes blow Too soon the days of August wane And though they’re warm and fair We know that Fall will soon be here With its brisk and chilly air But now we’ll savor August And each warm and sunny day The heat waves and the blazing sun That Summer brings our way Children soon return to school Though Summer still is here Vacation days are over And Autumn’s drawing near But August still is with us And before its days are gone We’ll delight in every moment And its memories will live on And on a stormy winter day Just jog your memory, then Perhaps you’ll feel the warmth and sun Of August once again!

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August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 7 In My Backyard by Ellenor Downer I t was a rainy weekend so I didn’t go to the flea market. It was open, but only a few set up. I went to Walmart to get my walk in for the day.

For those that put up rhubarb in the freezer and have some fresh raspberries here is a recipe for rasp- berry rhubarb jam. RASPBERRY RHUBARD JAM 2 lbs. rhubarb 2 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 2 oranges, juice and rind 2 cups raspberries Skin and cut rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces. Add water and sugar, orange juice and grated peel. Cook all together, stirring frequently to prevent scorching, for 30 minutes or until clear. Pour into sterile jelly glasses and seal.

This and That On Saturday, I had a pleasant surprise with a visit from two young men that I used to babysit. Robert and Jeffrey Mannisto stopped in to see us. I hadn’t seen them for sev- eral years. Dr. Robert Mannisto is a veterinarian in Montana and lives in a converted grain elevator with his wife Jill. He came from his blue- berry pasture in Ohio where he has pick your own blueberries. Jeffrey came from Lower Lake, Californai where he has a walnut farm. Robert and Jeffrey left Hubbardston in 1954, when they were 13 and one year old. Their father, John Mannisto got a job in Michigan and he and his wife sold their home, packed up the family and moved out to Michigan.

Their sister, Carol and brothers, Dennis and Alan, have also passed away as have their par- ents William and Betty Bumpus, cousins of the Mannistos, also came to the house to visit and we had a grand time remembering about days gone by. While here for the day, they toured the town and visited other friends. When they lived in Hubbardsdton, they had a home on Brigham Street, near the First Parish Unitarian Church. I spent many happy days at their home playing with my best friend, Carol.

I am working on several fall penny rug mats including some with pumpkins, crows and fall leaves. I started to take out the fall decora- tion including the quilts. It is hard to believe summer is almost over. I do love fall season, but I dread what comes next. Hint of the week Don’t forget to put a toothpick in your salt shaker. During this humid weather, it keeps the salt from cak- ing up. A friend sent me several papers of jokes that used to be on televi- sion. Here is an example of one that I thought was quite funny. “Someone stole all my cred- it cards but I won’t be report- ing it. The thief spends less than my wife did.” Another one, “We always hold hands.

If I let go, she shops.” Laughing is good medicine. Have a good week.

Serenity Hill Sampler by Jane McCauley I n my travels, I noticed birds gathering in flocks. This past weekend there were many tree swallows perched on power lines at the Barre/Oakham line. Tree swallows are five to six inches long. They are blue-green-black on the head, tail, back and wings and white on the throat, chest and belly. The female is duller than the male. In flight, tree swallows glide in circles, ending each glide with three or four quick flaps and a short climb. Their note is a “cheet” or “chi-veet” and the song is “Weet, trit, weet” - repeated with variations. Tree swallows breed in the United States and Canada and migrate to the southern coasts, gulf coast to Panama and the coast of South America.

The female lays two to eight white eggs in either natural or arti- ficial cavities. The chicks general- ly fledge about 18 to 22 days after hatching. They eat mostly insects. Nectar dots I received a call from a Barre resident that feeds hummingbirds using a nectar dot. It is a small container with a red flower with a center hole. People put nectar in the small container and hold it in their hand to feed humming- birds. He started out by attaching a nectar dot to his nectar feeder. Once the hummingbirds got used to it, he removed it and held it in his hand near the feeder. It did not take long for the hummingbirds to land on the dot.

He said he even put it on his head, but that attract- ed bees as well as hummingbirds. He stopped doing it after he got stung.

Lots of hummingbirds I have lots of hummingbirds at my feeder and I keep busy filling them. This weekend, I decided to hold the feeder in my hand, near where I hang it. Soon, I had three hummingbirds, hovering near the feeder. One got brave enough to drink from the feeder while I held it. I think that it probably would feed from a nectar dot. Bald eagle Earlier this month, my daugh- ter, Lynn; son-in-law, Bryan; grand- daughter, Cora and I were out in their boat on Lake Winnisquam. I spotted an adult bald eagle soaring over the trees along the shoreline. It was a beautiful day to be on the water with plenty of blue sky, sun- shine and puffy, white clouds.

People may report a bird sighting or bird related experience by call- ing me at 508-882-3331 or either emailing or MAIL YOUR LISTING INFORMATION TO: Turley Publications, Attn: Jamie Joslyn, 24 Water Street, Palmer, MA 01069 or email* them to: *Be sure to indicate “Autumn Event” in the subject line of your email. Community Autumn Events Event Should Be Non-Profit & Open to the Public FREE Calendar Listings Reaching over 200,000 Readers in the Pioneer Valley Event Name _ _ Date/Time _ _ Location _ _ _ _ Description _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cost _ _ Contact name & phone number for more information _ _ _ _ Send Us Your Autumn Event Information Turley Publications will print your Autumn event FREE OF CHARGE in our Autumn Fest Supplement which will be published September 5, 2018.

Total circulation of 85,000 reaching over 200,000 readers in the Pioneer Valley. Deadline for Calendar submissions is August 24. Paula Ouimette, t h e a u t h o r ’ s daughter, drew this tree swallow. Club hosts a horse show at Felton Field Sunday, Aug. 19 the week before the 4-H fair weekend, Aug. 25 and 26. This year the equestrian club will add 4-H classes such as showmanship, riding and driving classes plus trail and mini horse classes.

Felton Field, once the site of the Barre Community Fair, continues to host horse shows, trail rides, Quabbin High School tennis matches, Little League baseball games and other events. Felton Field Commissioners received funds at the annual town meeting for removal the trees in front of the Pitisci building and entrance and installation of a fence. Many volunteers helped spruce up the grounds for the upcoming fair. There is free admission and parking at the fair. Donations are welcome. Checks may be made out to Worcester County 4-H Fair and mailed to c/o 4-H Fair, Worcester County 4-H, 120 Stafford St., Suite 201, Worcester, MA 01603.

4-H, continued from page 1 per watt. After looking at rates in surrounding towns, he recommended and selectmen approved that rate. He said he anticipated about 12 inspec- tions for a solar array. He said Barre charges 1.5 cents per watt and North Brookfield had a flat fee of $500. Board of selectmen chair, Matthew Broderick, said that he wanted to make sure the permit fees were reasonable and customary. delaGorgendiere will inquire more about fee rates and what percentage of the fee the town and inspector received.

The board inquired about build- ing inspection rates and found it var- ied with rates of $5, $6 and $7 per $1,000 valuation of the project.

The board opted to wait on setting the building inspection fee for commer- cial solar until they researched rates in more neighboring communities. Building permit refund Selectmen continued discussion from the last meeting on a partial refund for a building inspection permit on a lot owned by Marylou Berglund where no building occurred. She said a contractor pulled a building permit for her son-in-law, Jason Bergman, for construction of a modular home. Her son-in-law and daughter did not build on that lot. She asked for a refund or rebate. She planned to sell the lot. B u i l d i n g c o m m i s s i o n e r Mikielian said in his 30 years as an inspector he never encountered this issue.

The commissioner said that he did some “front end” work including plan review and working with Conservation Commission and Board of Health. He estimated that cost of those services at about 50 percent of the fee.

Selectman Steve Labarre said the town bylaw had nothing about a refund. Broderick said it was his opinion the permit fees should not be refunded. Selectman Bradford Taylor commented that he did not believe in receiving payment for work not done. He explained the homeowner planned to put a mod- ular on the lot and a foundation was not poured. The fee was $1,760. If the town refunded half the fee, 70 percent would come from the inspector and 30 percent from the town. Broderick said the town already dispersed the money to the inspec- tor and town. Broderick said that he would speak to the building commissioner to see if he still agreed to a 50 percent refund and taking that money from his present fee deposits.

The inspector share would be $616 and the town’s por- tion $264.

Eagle Scout project Eagle Scout candidate, Connor Foreman, presented his project papers for the chair of the board of selectmen to sign. His eagle proj- ect certified Oakham as a Heart Safe Community. One of the com- ponents involved holding a free CPR class that required at least five Oakham residents receive certifi- cation. Other business Selectmen will put out to bid request for an IT consultant. The town appropriated $10,000 and received a grant for $20,000. The consultant for a fee of up to $10,000 will determine the needs and equip- ment for the town.

Selectman Taylor talked with E.P.

Wine owner, Rick Wine, about pumping out the propane in the tank at the municipal building and removing the regulator and tank. He would charge the town $500. He offered to allow the new pro- vider, R. J. McDonald, Inc. to fill the tank if the need arouse in the winter. He would remove the tank when it was empty after the winter season. Selectmen requested it to be in writing. Selectmen signed the contract with County Cab of Spencer for vocational school transportation to Smith Vocational Agricultural High School in Northampton. The cost is $219 per day and the towns of Hardwick, New Braintree and Oakham will split the cost three ways.

Each town has three stu- dents.

OAKHAM, continued from page 1 Farmers’ markets offer fresh produce, meats and more ATHOL/ORANGE – Athol Farmer’s Market will be picking up shop and moving their weekly mar- ket downtown to the front lawn of the Miller’s River Environmental Center, 100 Main St. The new loca- tion, on the corner of Walnut Street and Main Street, will allow down- town residents to walk to and from the market on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon. Market man- ager Mary Holtorf is also excited about the possibility of sharing foot traffic with the Regional Animal Shelter Flea Market fundraisers that are held on the opposite corner of Main Street and Canal Street many Saturday mornings.

Customers that will be driving to the market can find parking behind the MREC building as well as along the side of the street. Drivers are politely asked to take extra pre- cautions when driving in this area during market hours, as there may be added pedestrian traffic in the cross- walks and parking spaces. Vendors such as Maple Grove Farm, Walnut Kitchen Homestead, Sweet Cottage Farm and will offer grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork, farm fresh eggs, handmade pies, fudge, granola and other baked goods. Orange Farmer’s Market con- tinues to boom with the surging summer bounty supporting it’s ever-growing following.

Live music, farm animals and children’s activi- ties are regular events at the market that is held at the Armory on East Main Street in Orange. Farm fresh milk, cheese, ice cream, humanely raised meat, organic eggs, artisan soap, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, fudge, smoothies, pesto, salsa and granola are a small sampling of the offerings shoppers will find to com- pliment the ever-increasing variety of locally grown vegetables available on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. Orange area residents can also enjoy the final installment of the Third Thursday Summer Street Fair for the year on Thursday, Aug.

16 from 5-8 p.m. Local businesses line the streets of South Main Street in Orange to showcase their wares while attendees can enjoy shopping, food trucks, live music and a display of classic cars.

Consumers that can’t make it to these events are encouraged to visit Quabbin Harvest Coop at 12 North Main St., Orange, where many of the above references items can be found throughout the week, year- round. GOALFM seeks to: “widen year- round access in Athol and Orange to locally produced and processed foods, by strengthening the vibrancy and profitability of farmers markets and the Quabbin Harvest Coop.” For more information or to inquire about donating, people may contact Kat Kowalski, Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust at 978-248- 2043.

is afraid the situation could ultimately lead to serious car accidents.

Recently, residents even saw a massive Peter Pan bus on their road. Ostiguy is very concerned that someone will get hurt if nothing is done, “I don’t want to go out and hear a crash in the middle of the day and have to go out to try to rescue some- body,” he said. “You can’t even get a wrecker down there.” Hardwick Police Chief James Ayotte backed Ostiguy’s concerns. “I agree the road is terrible,” Ayotte said. “I totally agree something is going to happen.” Selectmen suggested eliminating commercial traffic, but were not sure if that stip- ulation could jeopardize public funding to maintain the roads.

Ayotte suggested purchasing more detour signs to emphasis the correct detour path or purchasing a “this is not a safe truck route” sign as a fix until a longer-term solution is found by the board.

Hardwick Police Department Update Ayotte presented the Board of Selectmen with statistics and updates regarding the department’s work. From January to the present, the Hardwick Police Department has had 11,288 calls for service; 167 arrests/summons; 48 motor vehicle accidents; 788 motor vehicle citations issued; and 20 parking citations issued. During the weekend of the Hardwick Fair, which this weekend of Aug. 17 and 18, temporary traffic control signs will be set up to help guide traffic, while the lower portion of Greenwich Road will be closed during the event. Several items that the Hardwick Police Department recov- ered during cases were sent to a lab where they tested positive for fentanyl with heroin.

“This is becoming more and more of a problem for us,” he said of fentanyl. Ayotte suggested in the future obtaining a carbon filter that would make fentanyl safer for police officers to handle. The cost of the device would be between $3,000 to $5,000.

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Page 8 • Barre Gazette • August 16, 2018 Brookfield Historical Commission by the offices of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), Gov. Charlie Baker, and the state House of Representatives and Senate. Dan Hamilton, a member of the West Brookfield Historical Commission was also recognized for his efforts coordinating the weekend’s events and in doing so, bringing Lucy Stone back into the foreground of women’s history. Remarks were also made by state Reps.

Donald R. Berthiaume Jr. (R-Spencer) and Todd M. Smola (R-Warren), state Sen. Anne M. Gobi (D-Spencer) and former state Sen. Stephen Brewer.

Dr. Regina M. Edmonds, Professor Emerita of psycholo- gy and former director of women’s studies at Assumption College began her keynote speech by asking the audience to “contemplate the gifts Lucy has given to all of us”. She considered the many possible ways in which Stone’s upbringing as a farm girl from a small New England town might have led to her becom- ing the woman the world would later know as the “morning star” of the women’s rights movement. While one cannot know for sure what caused Stone to devote her life to fighting against the injustices she witnessed around her, Edmonds did offer a theory as to how she grew to be one of the country’s most well-re- nowned orators.

It is known that the aesthetics of Stone’s voice were considered so pleasing to hear that one admirer likened it to “the music of brooks in the ears of thirsty travelers.” Even so, Edmonds theorized that it was Stone’s ability to empathize with her audience that caused her enemies to stop in their tracks, turn, and listen to what Stone had to say. During her time, a woman speaking in public was considered so scan- dalous and the message Stone was trying to deliver so unpopular that crowds often gathered to heckle her and her contemporaries. Sometimes, hostile audiences resorted to throw- ing objects at whoever took the stage.

Edmonds noted, however, that Stone had an uncanny ability to use the fear she sensed in the agitated crowds before her and use it to draw them closer. She had the wherewith- al to see through an unruly audi- ence’s behavior, to recognize and acknowledge the undercurrent of fear that motivated their actions, and a nature gentle enough to assuage those fears long enough to capti- vate her listeners. Once her opposi- tion felt that Stone understood and respected them, they were willing to lend an ear, in many cases. Edmonds reminded the audience (many of whom were descendents of the Stone and Blackwell families) that while Stone made her mark in the battle for equality all over the country and worked emphatically to improve the lives of countless strangers, Stone’s biggest commit- ment was to her family and those she held dear to her heart.

Whether it was putting off her lifelong dream of advancing her education to return home to care for her grieving moth- er and infant nieces after the death of her sister, Eliza, or putting aside plans for what would become the first national women’s rights con- vention to care for her brother Luther on his deathbed before near- ly dying herself as she escorted his widow, Phebe, back home, Lucy stood steadfast in her devotion to her loved ones. In doing so, so left behind a legacy of love, not only on a very public level, but in the most intimate and treasured aspects of her personal life.

LUCY STONE, continued from page 1 One of those commitments was actually playing professional base- ball with the New York Yankees. “I was drafted in 1982 by the Yankees straight out of Q u i n s i ga m o n d C o m m u n i t y College,” said Orszulak. A true example of a student able to balance both music and ath- letics, Orszulak stayed loyal to his music, participating in all the musical ensembles offered at Quabbin Regional High School that included Concert Band, Symphonic Winds and Jazz Band. Orszulak was also a three sport athlete, lettering in soccer, bas- ketball and of course, baseball at Quabbin.

In 2009, Orszulak was inducted into the Quabbin Sports Hall of Fame for his baseball cre- dentials.

“I’ve got to give credit to my parents for keeping up with my trumpet playing,” Orszulak said. “They told me, if you’re going to play sports, you’re going to play in the band.” Coming from a father that was a drummer, a mother that played the accordion and four other siblings that each played an instrument, it was a life- long desire of his parents that his siblings and he would form a band. But Orszulak had other plans and when the Yankees baseball team came calling, he was ready. “I was drafted as a pitcher,” stat- ed Orszulak. “NESN called me the ‘Best Pitcher That Never Was’.” Despite the hard work and good fortune that landed Orszulak in his dream athletic gig, his already tired twenty something body could not handle the wear and tear of the demands the job entailed.

“My shoulder and elbow wore out,” remarked Orszulak, as the inju- ry caused him to leave the team. “I went to several therapists, who tried to recondition it and I tried to make a comeback two years later in 1984, but it didn’t work out.” As disappointing as it was to leave the big leagues, Orszulak con- tinued to stay involved with sports, playing competitive softball on the Hakala Brothers Construction team out of Hubbardston for close to twenty years.

During that time, Orszulak was involved with music, playing with the Polka Giants, which was known to include a musician or two from QCB from time to time. Eventually Orszulak became more involved with QCB and is currently the business and equipment manager along with playing trumpet. “Joe is a very valuable member of the band, one might say he is the MVP,” QCB conductor, Peter Lewis said. “He hosts our rehearsals at his home, lets us swim in his pool, pro- vides us cold water to drink, stores most of the band equipment, sets it up for rehearsals and drives it to the concerts. Plus he is a great trumpet player.

I am very grateful for all that he does.” Once a week during the late spring and summer, neighbors near the Orszulak home get treated to their own special performance, as the property is on a hill and the sound from the rehearsal carries for miles. “A lot of the neighbors tell me how much they like hearing us,” said Orszulak.

Orszulak was quick to mention his wife, Jamie, as the unsung hero, welcoming at times over 40 band members to her home each week and stepping up as the unofficial QCB, “roadie” when the group plays out- side. But as Mother Nature and New England always proves to be unpre- dictable, the outdoor summer home of Nornay Park in South Barre was decidedly too risky to use for QCB with the threat of showers looming, Orszulak and company played their final summer concert at the Barre Town Hall. “I am always shocked that the summer has flown by so quickly and our performances have come to a close,” Lewis said.

“I am proud of the band for the quality performances they put on and I am a bit nostalgic thinking about all the previous con- certs.” Many of the loyal concert goers are appreciative that QCB has stood the test of time and continues to be a staple of free entertainment and a representation of the local perform- ing arts in the summer.

“The concerts are an important part of our summer because we usu- ally can’t get away and it is a great way to get out and relax after a hard day on the farm,” local Barre resi- dent, Irene Stevens said. “Peter does an amazing job week after week with this band and I hope it will continue for a long time. I thank all the musi- cians for the great summer of music.” “Playing in QCB is great,” Orszulak concluded. “Other bands don’t play to the caliber that we do. Our music changes every week and we’re more diversified than most community bands. Peter takes the time to explain the music. Everyone has a great sense of humor.

I wouldn’t keep doing this if it wasn’t enjoyable.” QCB, continued from page 1 Turley Publications Photo by Karen A. Lewis Members of the Quabbin Community Band pose for a picture during intermission of their final concert of the 2018 season. ‘Women of Note’ host ‘Harmony from Our Hearts’ concert REGION — Women of Note, a chapter of Harmony, Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers specializ- ing in the barbershop harmony style, will host its annual show “Harmony From Our Hearts” Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Maynard High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Maynard. Doors open at 1 p.m.

The chorus will be presenting not only harmony in music but also harmony in life with their annual show this year. The show will also feature Charisma Quartet, which is the 2017 Harmony Inc. champion quartet. Tickets are available at the door or on their website www.wom- Adult tickets are $20 at the door, $18 for advance purchase; seniors and children age 12 and under are $15 and children age 5 and under are free. Groups of 10 or more can purchase group discounted tick- ets by contacting Amy at tickets@

Women of Note is directed by Raymond Johnson of Worcester (from Barbershop Harmony Society Quartet Drive as well as award win- ning quartet Men in Black).

Women of Note rehearses all year long on Mondays at the Grace Baptist Church in Hudson starting at 7 p.m. Chartered in 1990, The Hudson, MA chapter of Harmony, Inc., Women of Note chorus, brings four-part a cappella to local com- munity groups through regular per- formances, educational events and fundraisers. The chorus consists of women representing a wide range of musical backgrounds, from novice to trained professionals, including singers from age 13 to 84. For more information, people may visit wom-

Turley Publications Submitted Photo Women of Note, a chapter of Harmony, Inc is an international organization of female a cappella singers.


August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 9 Barre hosts Spartan Race By Karen A. Lewis Sports Correspondent BARRE - The rain was pound- ing by the time John Chicoine got to the steel rig with the intention of crossing last weekend at the Spartan Race, hosted by Carter and Stevens Farm in Barre. Remotely resembling monkey bars, the elements from nature cou- pled with muddy hands from other obstacles made the steel bars dif- ficult to grip for more than a few seconds and virtually impossible for anyone to cross to ring the bell on the other side.

But Chicoine was determined to achieve success, despite other Spartan competitors dropping after the first bar, and sure enough the lone bell sounded as this Spartan met the challenge. “The races aren’t easy,” Chicoine said after crossing the fin- ish line. “There was so much mud, my time could have been so much quicker if things were dry.” Chicoine and wife Pam are no strangers to the world of Spartan and all it has to offer. With a goal this year to earn five trifectas, they are inspirational at best.

According to Race Director Ryan Durnan, over 7,000 registered racers, along with several thousand @turleysports SPORTS @turleysports A TURLEY PUBLICATION ❙ SEND US YOUR SPORTS SUBMISSIONS otos by Karen A.

Lewis A pair of runners look to cross the finish line, but first have to jump over fire to get there. The Whelsky family traveled from Rockport, MA to participate in Spartan. L-R Twelve year old Jack, father Tim and nine year old Lucy Mae all take a minute to pose with their medals.

John Chicoine focuses on crossing the monkey bars, despite the slippery weath- er conditions. An athlete climbs a Spartan wall through the pouring rain. Athletes preparing to attack fall sports By Karen A. Lewis Sports Correspondent BARRE - Summer isn’t just for lazy days on the beach or lounging around on the couch. Opportunities for young athletes to get fit or to stay in shape are all around the local area and offered at many of their high schools. For Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Nick Adams at Quabbin Regional High School, a summer strength and conditioning program is offered free to all stu- dents – incoming middle school up through grade twelve.

“Our sessions include strength training, speed, agility, quickness training, flexibility, mobility, plyo- metrics and energy system develop- ment,” said Adams. “We also like to have fun with our training with games and competitions.” The program is open to either individual athletes as well as groups of athletes training to be on the same team sport in the fall. “All Quabbin middle and high school students are welcome to exercise at our facility,” explained Adams. “Students who are mem- bers of teams are encouraged to attend during their team training times to help build comradery and encourage teamwork, while being able to modify certain training vari- ables like energy system develop- ment and exercises for injury risk reduction to meet the demands of each sport.” Down the road at Ware High School, some of the coaches on staff have been providing students help with the strength and condi- tioning program, “Bigger, Stronger, Faster and Functional Training,” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays throughout the summer.

“We currently have fourteen students taking advantage of what we offer,” said Ware Director of Athletics, Gene Rich. “Over half are football and basketball players, with some soccer, golf and volley- ball mixed in. There is one student who is working out just for the sake of staying in shape.” Rich and the other high school coaches are familiar with all the MIAA rules and always open their programs up to the entire student body.

“Functional Training is such that all students who participate will get a wide range of methods of training that will help them in their sports,” remarked Rich. “From my expe- rience, high school athletes who develop their bodies and become stronger will have the ability to do more as an athlete. They will be able to compete at a higher level.” Rich went on to add that it is a big advantage for an athlete to keep up with fitness over the summer. “Most importantly it’s about tak- ing care of their bodies and devel- oping habits that will make them healthier and stronger over their lifetime,” Rich said.

In a neighboring town at Pathfinder Regional Tech School in Palmer, Coach Christopher Pope is also running a conditioning pro- gram Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, opened to any potential athlete, male or female, attending their school.

“We average about 15 kids a night, so I feel that it’s well worth the effort,” Pope said, adding that a large group of the students live a far distance away. “I tell the kids that coaches have to spend too much time on conditioning which takes away time from skills training. If the kids go into their respective sports in shape they can immediate- ly start honing their skills.” Pope’s workout includes exten- sive stretching, weight training, Submitted photos Quabbin Coach Nick Adams works on conditioning with incoming seventh grader Sean Jubinville. By Karen A. Lewis Sports Correspondent BARRE - For Quabbin juniors Katie Jablonski and Olivia Fay, keeping busy with field hockey has been the perfect summer activity.

“I get to play with my team and we all get to work on our game a lit- tle bit before the season,” Fay said. “I have been playing in sum- mer league since I was in middle school,” Jablonski added. “I’ve always loved it because it is under the lights and on turf and it is great to play with my friends and team- mates that I will be playing with in the regular season.” Held at Becker College in Leceister, the Twilight Summer Field Hockey League is something Quabbin has been participating in for the last ten years, according to Lady Panther varsity coach, Shelly Zalneraitis.

“They split the full field into three smaller fields and the girls play 7-on-7, so they get a lot of touches on the ball,” said Zalneraitis. “We had 22 girls partic- ipate. We were split into two teams, but everyone pretty much played every game unless the two teams were playing at the same time, then they split into an A and B team.” The league met every Tuesday night at Becker for four weeks from 7-10 p.m., mainly during the month of July, with an additional make-up evening in August. Each team played four 30-minute games every session, for a grand total of 16 games.

And because of the strict MIAA rule that does not allow school var- sity coaches to coach their players in the off season, Zalneraitis could attend the matches, but could not be on the field with the players.

“There is no coach other than the upper classmen and captains,” added Zalneraitis about all the teams par- ticipating. “The girls simply go out and play together, compete and have some fun.” Facing teams like Hopkinton, Wachusett, Oxford, Shepherd Hill, Gardner, Quaboag, Leceister, Sutton Panthers prepare for fall in Twilight league Submitted Photo Quabbin girls pose at their last night of Twilight Summer Field Hockey League at Becker College. Back Row (l-r): Mackenzie Hosley, Captain Karly Holgerson, Sarah McFaul, Rebecca Saarinen, Meadow Taylor, Alex Sicliano. Front Row (l-r): Sydney Bolger, Sam Prentiss, Hannah Perron, Kara Orsini, Olivia Giorgi, Katie Holgerson.

Missing from photo: Katie Jablonski, Olivia Fay, Nicole Caruso, Captain Sarah Barry, Ellie Bedard, Natalya Morin, Shelly Tremblay, Alison Michalik, Alysha Swan, Anna- Kate Kinnear Quabbin student Noah Herzig works out on equipment at the Quabbin weight room.

Blue Sox make it two straight titles By Tim Peterson Sports Correspondent HOLYOKE—While Holyoke’s Endy Morales was a member of 2017 Valley Blue Sox NECBL championship team, he didn’t get the opportunity to pitch in a play- off game because of an injury. The right-hander played a major role on this year’s championship team. Morales hurled a gem in game one of the NECBL best of three championship series, as the Blue Sox defeated the Ocean State Waves, 5-3, before a large crowd in what turned out to be the final game of the season at Mackenzie Stadium, last Wednesday night. “I really didn’t do very much to help my team win the champi- onship trophy last summer, but it has been a completely different story this season.

This experience has changed my life and it’s the best feeling in the world,” said Morales, who was a red-shirt junior on the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team this past spring. “It was a super intense game tonight, which I really want- ed it to be.” Morales, who was the starting pitcher for the Northern Division team in the NECBL All-Star game held at Mackenzie Stadium at the end of July, finished the regular season with a perfect 5-0 record and a 1.13 ERA.

The Blue Sox, who finished the regular season in first place in the See PANTHERS, page 10 See SPARTAN RACE, page 10 See ATHLETES, page 10 See BLUE SOX, page 10


Page 10 • Barre Gazette • August 16, 2018 Sports PALMER OFFICE MAIL ROOM/BINDERY OPENING Turley Publications, Inc. (Palmer Plant) is accepting applications for an entry level MAIL ROOM/BINDERY HELPER, primarily night shift, but must be flexible for overtime shifts on an as needed basis. Candidate must be reliable and capable of feeding pockets, catching and tying with minimal supervision, while maintaining a role as a team player.

Experience with mail preparation and handling a plus. Please stop by our Palmer facility between 8 am and 4 pm to fill out an application: 24 Water Street, Palmer, MA 01069 Turley Publications, Inc. is a diverse, equal opportunity employer. Turley Publications is looking to add Sports Correspondents and Photographers to its team to provide coverage of local sports for multiple regions.

Applicants should have an understanding of a wide-range of sports and have a degree in English, journalism or communications. Applicants must be dependable, have a command of AP Style and be able to meet strict deadlines. Please email resume and three writing or photography samples directly to Greg Scibelli at SPORTS CORRESPONDENTS & PHOTOGRAPHERS Harvest League seeks players for fall season WARE – Attention youth baseball and softball teams, players, and coaches. The All- Star Harvest League is now accepting teams and players for the 2018 fall season. The All- Star Harvest League is entering its ninth season hosting fun and competitive games.

There are three age divisions: under 11, under 13, and under 15. The season runs from the end of August until Columbus Day. There is even a free agent page for players who cannot find a local team.

For information and instruc- tion for signing up, go to www. or call John at (413) 949-0716. Golf tournament benefits Anne-Marie Cancer Fund BARRE – The Anne-Marie Cancer Fund’s 13th annual golf tournament will be held at Quail Hollow Golf and Country Club, Old Turnpike Road, Oakham Saturday, Sept. 8. Registration time is 7 to 7:45 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. At 1 p.m. there will be a prime rib dinner, silent auction, raffle, prizes, closest to the pin, $500 hole in one, longest drive. Cost is $90 per golfer for 18 holes and a cart. Meal only is $30.

For more information, peo- ple may contact Joanne at 508- 882-3011, 508-864-6616 or at

People must register by Sept. 1. A foursome is not required. Proceeds go to help local cancer victims meet their financial needs. Clinic offered at Ware High WARE – The Ware Parks Department will be sponsoring a Volleyball clinic which will be held in the Ware High School gymnasium. The clinic will be held on Aug. 15, 17, 20, and 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This clinic is for any students in the sixth through 12th grade who are interested in learning about volleyball. For those who have played, it’s a great opportunity to improve your skill set.

The cost of the clinic is $35 for the 4 days or $10 per day. Registration will be held on Monday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Ware High School gymnasium. For more information please call Don Swarts at (413) 967-9403 or email Sign-ups now open for fall baseball REGION – Organizers are now taking team and player entries for the High School Fall Baseball and Softball League. Three divi- sions: two for baseball -- varsity and junior varsity (no HS juniors or seniors can participate in junior var- sity division) and one for softball (varsity only).

The league runs in September and October. The cost is $1,100 per team. Included with the fee is a minimum of 10 games as well as an all-star game, team insur- ance, umpire fees, and other costs. Must have a firm team and player commitment by Aug. 15. For base- ball, contact Bill Bathel (413) 537- 6755 (bill.bathel@farmcrediteast. com) or Dan Welch (413) 530-3374 ( For soft- ball, contact Darrell Weldon (413) 531-8163 (softballcoachdpw@

friends and family descended on the small rural town of Barre, to participate in this outdoor obstacle race called Spartan. Temporarily built on the grounds of Carter and Stevens Farm, the Saturday Spartan Super Race covered eight plus miles of rugged terrain and included over 25 challenging obstacles. The following day offered the Spartan Sprint, three plus miles of the same demanding type of course with approximately 20 taxing obstacles. “Spartan is all about proving to yourself you can push your limits,” stated Durnan. “It’s about going beyond what you think is achiev- able.” Obstacles were created and placed strategically along the course to test an athlete’s strength, endurance and mental fortitude.

From the rope climb, a bucket carry, the spear throw and the wall climb, the expectation is for suc- cess, and those who are unable to achieve must perform the dreaded burpees.

For the Chicoine couple who hail from Northern Vermont and have taken the trek down to Barre four years in a row to participate in a Spartan, being over the age of 50 gives a whole new sense of accom- plishment when completing one of these races. “Our first race was in 2014 when we did the Killington Beast, argu- ably the hardest race in the coun- try,” the 57-year-old Chicoine said. “I had nightmares and I was ter- rified,” wife Pam Chicoine, looking fabulous at 54 years young, said about her first Spartan. “After that first race we said we’re never doing this again.” It only took a good night’s sleep and a brand-new day with a fresh outlook, and both John and Pam knew they wanted to face the chal- lenge once more.

“Something took hold and we realized we wanted to do it again,” John Chicoine said. “It was some- thing we could do together. We started training longer distances and put monkey bars and Tarzan ropes in our basement.” “We started running trails out- side all year, even in the winter,” Pam Chicoine added. “You can’t be a wimp if going to do a Spartan.” The Chicoine’s goal for 2018 of five Trifectas, is a journey that has already taken them around the country. To earn just one Spartan Trifecta, an athlete has to race in three different Spartans within the calendar year – the three plus mile Sprint, the eight plus mile Super and the twelve plus mile Beast.

Achieving just one Trifecta normally earns plenty of bragging rights; reaching five is virtually unheard of. “It’s energizing and empowering to see people our age getting into it,” remarked John Chicoine. “It’s hard to stay fit if you don’t have a reason. Spartan gives us that rea- son.” “We usually finish in the top three of our age group in the open division,” added Pam Chicoine. “The other nice thing about the Spartan is the people. They’ll stop during a race and help you out if you’re having trouble with an obstacle. It’s really just so awe- some.” At this point, the Chicoine’s are more than halfway to their five Trifecta goal, having started out the year in January with three back to back races in Phoenix.

Next week they are traveling to a Beast in West Virginia to complete their third Trifecta, and they look for- ward to being close to home when they compete in Killington for their Beast in September.

In total since 2014, John has completed 24 Spartans while his wife has finished 21. “There’s really something primal about running through the woods with a goal,” John Chicoine said. “I feel fortunate to be able to do this at my age,” said Pam Chicoine. “Let’s see how far we can take this.” For those who wanted to make it a family affair, the Whelsky’s from Rockport, took the trek to Barre on the stormy Saturday and saw 12-year-old son Jack and nine-year-old daughter Lucy Mae compete in the kid’s versions of Spartan.

“I really liked it because you’re outside exercising,” Lucy Mae Whelsky said.

“It’s kind of fun if you get muddy or if you lose your shoe like I did.” “I liked it because we trained, and we could see it paid off,” Jack Whelsky said. “I came in fourth. I definitely did what I intended to do.” Father Tim Whelsky completed his third race this year, including two Sprints and his first Super this past Saturday. “It’s been a good experience - fantastic and inspiring,” Tim Whelsky said. “I’m going to race the Beast at Killington, Vermont in September, the grand-daddy of them all.” An athlete pushes it to the limit while battling through an obstacle. Spartan racers test their strength as they hoist large sacks of weight 20 plus feet off the ground.

Photos by Karen A. Lewis he infamous Burpee Zone; for those who do not succeed at any given obstacle. SPARTAN RACE, continued from page 9 and Tantasqua gave the Lady Panthers a sneak peek for what to expect from the competitors in the upcoming season. “Wachusett was the toughest team we played because they are all very talented,” admitted Quabbin captain Karly Holgerson. “They have a really big team and they didn’t have many weaknesses.” However, many of the compet- ing teams could have thought the same about Quabbin, as they won the majority of their games played a league that did not hold playoffs.

“Some of the advantages of playing summer league are being able to learn how to play with new teammates,” replied Jablonski. “As a younger player, I was able to get used to playing with older, more skilled girls and now I am excited to play with some of the young, talented girls we have coming up.” It was easy for Zalneraitis to see from the sidelines the growth in the team in such a short period of time.

“Building confidence is our main goal in getting them to partic- ipate in summer league,” Zalneritis stated. “It is important the girls participate and play together as a team, summer league provides that. It is also important they begin to build their skills in the summer to get ready for the season.” Communication and basic skills were some of the key things Holgerson saw the team working on and throughout the session the girls became more cohesive. “Offensively, Katie Jablonski, Olivia Fay and Nicole Caruso were very strong,” shared Holgerson. “Sarah McFaul stepped up as a goalie extremely well and Olivia Giorgi and Shelly Tremblay were good on defense.” Looking ahead to the fall, Jablonski and Fay anticipate posi- tive things.

“I think our offense will really stand out this year,” Jablonski said. “We have players who are fast and since the offense and mids have played together for a few years, it will be an advantage to have that comfort and confidence in each other on the field.” “We have a lot of our starters coming back and the freshmen coming up are all very good,” explained Fay. “Everyone on the team works hard. I think we’ll be in a really good place for the fall.” PANTHERS, continued from page 9 running, hydration and additional work stations – a total of 15 in all. “The whole process is done in just under an hour,” said Pope.

“Especially with the heat this sum- mer, these kids have worked hard.” Coach Adams at Quabbin is pleased to see his program garner- ing interest and gaining momentum. “Just a few years ago we only had 84 visits in July, last year it was 488 and this year we had 714 visits,” said Adams. “We are get- ting more members from all of our teams to ‘buy’ in.” A recent grant from the organi- zation QUEST enabled Quabbin and Adams to implement the use of TeamBuildr.

“TeamBuildr is a tracking technology,” Adams said. “It allows us to track each individ- ual workout down to the finest details. We also have our stu- dents take a daily readiness survey that includes questions as sleep – quantity and quali- ty, water intake levels, academic stress, personal life stress and soreness levels. From there we can analyze that data and adjust our training to make sure our students and athletes are safe.” ATHLETES, continued from page 9 Futsal league forming at Randall B&G Club LUDLOW – The Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club will be taking reg- istrations for their youth futsal league starting Monday, July 2 to July 23.

Futsal is a modified, quick paced form of soccer that is played indoors, on a smaller court, with fewer players. There will be leagues for both boys and girls, grades 6 to 8. Games will be taking place on Monday and Wednesday nights (times will vary). All games will take place at the LBGC gymnasium and will begin on Monday, July 30 and end on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Participants will be asked to sign up as a team. Space will be limit- ed. For more information, please visit or email Athletic Director, Matt Thompson, at The Club provides over 2,200 youths and adults in the communi- ty with year-round programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong character, and leadership skills.

The Club prides itself on the ability to give youths a better chance for a future. For more information, visit the Club’s website at www.ludlow-

Northern Division standings with a 30-12 record, captured the Fay Vincent Sr. Cup for the second con- secutive year by outslugging the Waves, 19-6 in game two the fol- lowing night. They also swept the Sanford Mariners in the semifinals. Two other players from Western Massachusetts listed on the 2018 Blue Sox roster are Michael Wroth, who’s an infielder from Chicopee, and Tyler Wilson, a hard-throwing left-hander from Palmer. Morales went seven innings in game one of the championship series allowing one run on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks. “We rolled the dice by keeping Endy out of the first-round series because we really wanted him to pitch in this spot tonight,” said Blue Sox manager John Raiola.

“He’s been our guy all season long and he pitched an outstanding game against one of the best hitting teams in our league. Endy is a very important player on this baseball team and everyone in this city loves him.” Ocean State, who defeated the Blue Sox twice during the regular season, finished in second place behind the Plymouth Pilgrims in the Southern Division with a 25-19 record. The visiting team had an opportunity to take an early lead in game one.

With one-out in the top of the first inning, Ocean State third base- man Grant English smacked a dou- ble off the right field fence. Morales would retire the next two batters on a pop-up caught by shortstop Jaron Robinson and a high fly ball caught by right fielder Benny Wanger. “After I gave up that hit, I just buckled down and retired the next two batters,” Morales said. “I didn’t want to let that runner score. I can load the bases on walks, but as long as nobody scores, that’s what mat- ters most to me.” The Blue Sox took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third against Waves right-hander Michael Gutierrez, who made his first start of the summer.

He was a relief pitcher during the NECBL regu- lar season and pitched in just six games.

“We knew that their starting pitcher probably wouldn’t be able to go for very long,” Raiola said. “We wanted to get his pitch count up and get into their bullpen.” With runners on second and third, Blue Sox designated hitter Nate Cardy (2-for-4) drove both of them home by hitting a line-drive single to center. Cardy scored the Blue Sox third run when sec- ond baseman Simon Whiteman grounded a RBI single into right field. Another run crossed the plate following a throwing error by the Waves first baseman.

English, who had three of his team’s seven base hits in game one, lead off the top of the fourth by hit- ting a towering home run over the right field fence.

The score remained 4-1 until the bottom of the sixth inning when Blue Sox third baseman Jaylen Smith delivered an RBI single to left scoring left fielder Frankie Gregoire, who drew a leadoff walk before advancing to second on a wild pitch. It turned out to be a very import- ant insurance run, as the Waves scored a pair of runs in the top of eighth. With his closer Ricky Reynoso unavailable, Raiola decided to bring in Wanger from right field with two outs in the eighth.

“Because Ricky had pitched in our last two games, Benny knew that he was probably going to pitch more than one inning in tonight’s game,” Raiola said. “He answered the challenge.” After walking the first batter that he faced, Wanger retired the next batter on a groundout to third. Wanger, who made nine relief appearances during the regular sea- son, retired the side in order in the top of the ninth sending the Blue Sox faithful supporters home very happy. BLUE SOX, continued from page 9 Coaches & Parents Send your sports stories and photos to

August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 11 Schools CLUES ACROSS 1.

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Edmonds believes that women in the present have many more opportunities and abilities to speak out than those in the past. However, she believes that hyper-sexualization and body sham- ing are a new struggle that today’s women face.

“No matter how strong you are it hurts your heart and it hurts your confidence,” she said. Million penned the book, “Woman’s Voice, Woman’s Place: Lucy Stone and the Birth of the Woman’s Rights Movement.” Million was inspired to write about Lucy Stone because, “She had this solitary pioneering role and she persisted in it despite per- secution and humiliation.” Stone fought for rights that today would be taken for granted by women. However, by speaking publicly and confronting the status quo, Stone faced backlash from her family, friends, and community. Million described Stone’s fight for gender rights and anti-slav- ery laws as a “calling” and she encourages women and men to follow their own callings to change the world, “A calling is really something you choose.

We tend to picture a burning bush but it [a calling] is really a nudging of conscience,” she said. Carpenter has seen and expe- rienced firsthand the changes that have taken place for women. When Carpenter was in high school, women were simply not allowed to take science classes. Her mother wanted her to have more opportuni- ties then she had, so she fought the school and Carpenter became the first girl to take physics in her high school. She said her mother taught her never to be subservient because she was a woman but also to accept when things do not go your way. She said regarding the treatment of women since her time, “Things have changed greatly.” Carpenter wants women today to realize that the progress they enjoy today only exists due to women, and men, who sacrificed and faced backlash by speaking out against the injustices they saw.

She said, “Also it is important to realize that we all can be those peo- ple but if we wait for a leader, we will wait forever.” Acosta recalled a case of gen- der discrimination that shook the New York public school system decades ago. During that time, there were no school supports for girls who wanted to play sports. The main argument for excluding girls’ sports revolved around the idea that playing sports and being active was bad for girls’ reproductive systems and that they would not be able to bear children as they became older. In defense of the young girls who wanted to play, a group of rich women in New York took up the cause and used their money and class status to get the rule overturned.

Acosta said that the world of sports is still hard for women to navigate, especially women coaches who are paid less. If the coaches fight under Title 9 or Title 7, they may win the lawsuit, but they rarely will be able to find work in the field again. She gave advice to young women saying, “Pick your fights. Don’t go after everything just because it is there. You want to be successful. Gobi said the State House has been a very “open place” for her and that she is fortunate that she has not faced such gender discrimination. She credits her parents for treating her the same way that her five broth- ers were treated.

She believes this gave her a strong basis for the rest of her life and political career. Overall, Gobi wants the State House to be more welcoming and safer for the young interns who may face pres- sure and discrimination but they may be too afraid to speak out. “I want to make the State House more welcoming. It’s your house, it’s my house, it’s our house,” she said.

Gillogly faces a different type of struggle, being a woman in the music world. She said instead of tal- ent, many jobs and gigs are based on looks. She recalls an event specifi- cally asking for an “attractive female performer.” She said, “It is hard to get over that cultural conditioning of go along to get along.” But over the years Gillogly has learned how to stand up for herself. However, she still walks a fine line because her livelihood as a freelance musician solely comes from the jobs she can find.

During the question and answer session with the audience, Barbara Smith asked Gobi, “What two things would Lucy Stone campaign on today?” Gobi answered, race and gender inequality, the same two issues that Stone championed in the 1800s.

Resident Dave Cameron asked the panel what they thought about women and the draft. Kalaora answered that in Israel there is a mandatory military service obliga- tion of two years for women and three years for men and that she would agree with both genders serv- ing the same amount of time in the armed forces. Edmonds described the issue as “complicated” but said, “I don’t think men and men should be drafted at all.” The rest of the panel did not respond to the question about women being drafted in the military like men.

The night was seen by organizers as a testament to Lucy Stone as the panel of free-thinking and educated women debated and talked about the power of equality in all forms and the progress that women have made and will continue to make. According to Lucy Stone the future for women appears bright. “I believe that the influence of woman will save this country before every other power,” she said. STONE FOUNDATION, continued from page 1 CROSSWORD ANSWERS ON PAGE 15 Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program begins 15th year Village School plans grand opening/ ribbon cutting ROYALSTON – The Village School has a new building and location at Camp Caravan, 253 South Royalston Road (Rte.


The new school is finished and teachers are setting up classrooms. The grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 8:30 a.m. The Village School, founded in 1989, is an affordable inde- pendent elementary school in north central Massachusetts serving preschool through the sixth grade, offering a curric- ulum based on challenging hands-on academics, direct con- tact with the natural world and kindness. People may visit www.villa- or call 978-249- 3505 for more information. PETERSHAM — When seventh graders from Athol Regional Middle School (ARMS) took a field trip to the Harvard Forest in June, they got to collect real scientific data, and thus joined the ranks of more than 20,000 students who have collect- ed data in the Schoolyard Ecology Program since it launched in 2003.

“Field trips to visit the woods have always been a hallmark of educational programming at Harvard Forest,” says Clarisse Hart, Outreach and Education Director. “Last year, new grant funding allowed us to offer scholarships so that middle and high schools with the most financial need could visit for free.” Field trips include a guided tour of the Fisher Museum and hands-on data collection in the woods, fol- lowing a protocol that was devel- oped based on measurements and equipment Harvard Forest scientists use in the field.

Field trip scholarships are open to teachers from middle and high schools where at least 50 percent of the students are on free or reduced- price lunch. Scholarship applica- tions for fall field trips are due by Sept. 15 and for spring trips are due by March 15. This year, Athol seventh graders visited the Forest across three days of field trips, which is typical for school groups, since Harvard Forest field trips are limited to 35 students. Stacey Bellabarba, ARMS PTO Secretary said the students really enjoyed their experience, and that the content tied in with an ecology unit that’s part of the science cur- riculum.

Jeff Sautter, ARMS seventh grade science teacher, helped coor- dinate the trip, and will be building on the content later this summer when he attends the Schoolyard Summer Institute for Teachers, an annual professional development workshop at Harvard Forest open to teachers of grades 4-12. Pamela Snow, Coordinator of the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Program, developed the Summer Institute in collaboration with Harvard Forest ecologists back in 2004, with funding from the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Program.

“We designed the Schoolyard Ecology program as a way for stu- dents to experience authentic field science in a way that was accessible and connected to their communi- ties,” says Snow.

“We chose to use a ‘train the trainer’ model that pro- vides professional development to teachers directly from professional scientists. This kind of long-term partnership with a research institu- tion and direct access to Harvard scientists is a unique opportunity that benefits educators and their stu- dents.” Over the years, in order to allow more educators and students this opportunity, private founda- tions have supplemented National Science Foundation funding to build new study projects and work- shops.

At the Summer Institute, teach- ers spend the day in presentations and guided field lessons with Harvard Forest ecologists and peer mentor teachers. They are taught to set up ecology experiments with their students within walking distance of their schools, on top- ics including climate and seasonal change, carbon stored in trees, and invasive forest insects. All teacher participants are given the classroom equipment needed to collect data throughout the year. In follow-up professional development workshops in winter and spring, teachers learn new techniques in data analysis and fieldwork, and have the opportunity to share lesson plans and field tips with each other.

Registration for materials and the full year of programming costs $50. Professional development points for teachers are offered for every work- shop.

In fifteen years of the program, teachers from 143 schools have collected data with their students. Some classrooms have been col- lecting data in their schoolyards for more than ten years. Nine Schoolyard Ecology schools are in the North Quabbin region. “Our program attracts teachers from all over New England,” says Snow. “In the future, we’d like to do more with teachers from the local area.” This year’s Schoolyard Summer Institute is full and only accept- ing wait-list applicants. A date has been added to accommodate teach- ers interested in learning about the invasive insects study, called “Woolly Bully: The Invasive Pest, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid,” on Aug.


Teachers interested in either the Summer Institute or the field trip scholarships should contact Pamela Snow at or 978-756-6146. Anyone can learn more about Schoolyard projects, explore and graph classroom data, and more at schoolyard-lter-program. Turley Publications Photo by Pamela Snow Athol Regional Middle School seventh graders explore the Fisher Museum dioramas during a June field trip to Harvard Forest. Mahar 50Plus Club plans reunion ORANGE — The Mahar 50Plus Club reunion will be held the third Saturday of September, Saturday, Sept.

15 at the Boiler Bar and Grille, 245 Tully Road. This reunion dinner and fundraiser benefits the Mahar Scholarships through the Orange Scholarship Foundation, and is open to Mahar Graduates and class- mates from the classes of 1958 through1967. The Class of 1958 has a number coming to celebrate their 60th reunion. Other classes will gather to celebrate friendships going back over 50 years.

A silent auction will feature items donated by the classes and by individ- ual alumni. So far the auction items include a set of wine glasses and 2 bottles of wine from a local winery; a hand-made golf-themed quilt; a vari- ety themed basket; a Patriots football helmet lamp from Champ Concepts; dessert plates and mugs from Pottery Barn; a wooden cribbage board; a Mahar license plate; Golf for 4 at Ellinwood Country Club; a multicol- ored wreath; and several other items. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to scholarships.

As of Aug. 10, replies have been received from the following classes.

Class of ‘58 - 8; class of ‘59 - 6; class of ‘60 - 10; class of ‘61 - 9; class of ‘65 - 7, class of ‘67- 2. No mem- bers have responded from the classes of ‘62, ’63, ’64, or ‘66. Anyone who has not heard from their class repre- sentative should call or email Muriel Holden or at 978 249 9313, or contact your class representatives below: Muriel Holden (58) and (59), 1 Terrace Ave., Athol, MA 01331, 978- 249- 9313 Jeri Ball Deyo (60), 175 East Main St., Orange, MA 01364, 978- 544-2089 Ken Burrill, (61) 2219 Elmore Pond Rd, Wolcott, VT 05680 802- 888- 3154 Ilene Hitchcock Rowe (62), 175 Chase St., Orange, MA 01364, 978- 544- 6995 Cheryl Bundy Metevier (63), 249 North Main St., Orange, MA 01364, 978- 544- 7067 Alana Anderson Day (64), 313 Orange St., Warwick, MA 01378, 978-544-6161 Sandi Woodbury Eklund (65), 30 Marjorie St., Orange, MA 01364, 978-575-0151 Pam Harris, (66), 2 Neilson Rd, New Salem, 01355, 413-658-5060 Maureen Riendeau (67), 820 Carpenter Rd., Athol, MA 01331, 978-413-6867 MWCC receives grant for lab upgrades GARDNER – Mount Wachusett Community College received $439,850 through the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grant Program that will improve the college’s nursing, paramedic and EMT training and education with new equipment for two labs.

“This investment will provide improved real-life scenarios so that all students may advance their nurs- ing skills,” said MWCC Dean of the School of Health Professions, Public Services Programs and Social Sciences Eileen Costello who explained that the new equipment will benefit a number of the col- lege’s health programs. MWCC will upgrade equip- ment in two of its simulated health science labs (SIMS Labs) which support the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), Practical Nursing Certificate (PN), the college’s new Paramedic Technology Certificate (PAC), and the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) non-degree train- ing pathway.

By updating the two SIMS labs, MWCC Health Sciences students will have improved access to indus- try standard equipment and authen- tic learning scenarios. This includes the addition of manikins of color, which according to Costello will assist students in recognizing the ethnic and cultural diversity of the patients for whom they care, in alignment with an Institute of Health 2010 report. Each SIMS lab will receive functioning head- walls, IP cameras/microphones, MedDispensing software, EKG and SIMMan simulators.

“Our health sciences students will be in their communities sav- ing lives after graduating from their programs at MWCC.

This updat- ed equipment will help them serve even more effectively,” said MWCC President James Vander Hooven. “We are grateful to the Baker administration to have received this grant.” The grant was part of $10.9 million in Skills Capital Grants to 33 high schools and education- al institutions that was announced last week. Skills Capital Grants are designed to help high schools, col- leges and other educational institu- tions invest in the most up-to-date training equipment to give their students an advantage when they continue in their chosen field or par- ticular area of study. Skills Capital Grants cover a broad array of fields, from construction and engineering to healthcare and hospitality.

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Page 12 • Barre Gazette • August 16, 2018 ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI PARISH Rev. James Callahan, Pastor Rectory ­ 978-257-8372 Office - 978-355-2228 Fax 978-355-0042 St. Joseph’s Chapel On the Common, Barre MASS SCHEDULE Sunday – 8:00 a.m. St. Thomas-a-Becket Church Vernon Avenue, South Barre MASS SCHEDULE Saturday – 4:15 p.m. Sunday – 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 a.m. Confession - Saturday 3 p.m. or by appointment BARRE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH United Church of Christ 30 Park Street, Barre Pastor Margaret Keyser “We are a caring community of Christ’s followers who, like Jesus, welcome people wherever they are on their journey of faith.” Church office - 978-355-4041 Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.

Nursery Care After Time with the Children in worship, Sunday school for ages pre- school through grade 9 at 9:30 a.m. Youth Group every other week Bible study and community resource programs throughout the year. Community Friendship Supper - third Thursday of each month 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Barre Food Pantry - second Wednesday of each month Narcotics Anonymous - weekly meet- ing Tuesday Alcoholics Anonymous - Heard It Through the Grapevine weekly meeting Thursday Alcoholics Anonymous - Pay It Forward weekly meeting Saturday NEW LIFE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 60 Main Street, South Barre Pastor James Foley Phone: 978-355-6407 Website: Sunday Service 10:30 a.m.–Noon Children ages 12 & under are dis- missed after worship for Children’s Church until noon. Thursday Family Night 7-8 p.m. Friday Christian Youth Club (CYC) 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Children K-12th grade can enjoy activities, supervised free time, music, worship, snack and age-appro- priate Bible lessons.

COVENANT EVANGELICAL CHURCH 611 South Street, Barre Sunday Worship Service – 10 a.m. Rev. Gary Hayward Weekly Home Bible Studies For information call 978-355-2387 ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH 58 Church Street, Gilbertville 413-477-6493 Rev. Richard A. Lembo MASS SCHEDULE Weekday Masses – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 8 a.m Mass first Friday of month – 6:30 p.m. Saturday Confession/ Reconciliation – 3 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass – 4 p.m. Sunday Mass – 7:30 a.m. Website: FIRST CONGREGATIONAL PARISH UNITARIAN Town Common, Petersham 978-724-3401 ORTHODOX CONGREGATIONAL 21 North Main St., Petersham Church 978-724-8808 Sunday worship – 10 a.m.

Rev. David Purdy 336-414-7882 Sunday School - Child Care Handicapped Accessible FIRST PARISH UNITARIAN CHURCH ON THE COMMON HUBBARDSTON 978-928-5822 Church Service – 10 a.m. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. Coffee following the service. The pulpit is filled each week with ministers, seminary students, lay leaders, or visiting musicians. This mix of speakers gives the church a vibrant mix of topics and personal- ities to deliver the message. All are welcome.

EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF HUBBARDSTON Pastor T. Dweh Wiah 774-386-8624 2 Williamsville Rd., Hubbardston Sunday Services 10 a.m. to noon Open Thursdays 7-9 p.m. CROSSROADS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Oakham Bible Based Fellowship 508-882-3337–John 3: 3–7 Weekly host home(s) meetings OAKHAM CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 4 Coldbrook Road 508-882-5537 Rev. Timothy Hanley – Minister Sunday Worship Service – 10 a.m. Youth Fellowship (grades 6-high school) – Sunday Morning from 9:30-10 a.m.

Sunday School (preschool-grade 5) – Sunday Morning from 10-11 a.m. Family Sunday, Communion, and Children’s Story are held on the first Sunday of each month (no Youth Fellowship or Sunday School) ST.

PETER’S CHURCH 18 North St. (Route 32) Petersham Rev. Edwin Montaña, Pastor Tel. Church 978-249-2738 Rectory 978-249-2738 Sunday Mass – 9 a.m. Coffee social hour after Mass St. Peter’s Parish Hall ST. AUGUSTINE’S MISSION Church Street, Wheelwright Fr. Richard Lembo Rectory – 413-477-6493 MASS SCHEDULE Sunday – 9 a.m. Thursday – 8 a.m. TEMPLE ISRAEL 107 Walnut St., Athol Robert Sternberg, Rabbi Office – 978-249-9481 Website First Saturday of every month medi- tation - 9:30 a.m.

Saturday Sabbath services – 10 a.m. to noon Followed by vegetarian pot luck lunch and adult Torah study. TRI-PARISH COMMUNITY CHURCH 3 Oakham Rd. (office), P.O. Box 202 New Braintree, MA 01531 508-867-3306 Heidi Jeldres, Adm. Asst. Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon Website: Pastor Deb Shepard 413-478-0731 Worship 10 a.m. Sept. 3 - Dec. 31 The First Universalist Church of Hardwick 9 Ruggles Hill Rd., P.O. Box 72, Hardwick Sunday School will follow the “Time With Children” during the 10 a.m. Worship.

If interested in Nursery Time, please contact Pastor Deb.

Bible/Book Sale will be an evening during the week led by Shawna Andrews. Please call the office if you are interested. Choir Rehearsals: Thursday 5:15- 6:30 p.m. at the New Braintree Congregational Church Sundays 9:15-9:45 a.m. at The First Universalist Church of Hardwick Light refreshments and fellowship follows worship. The Sacrament of Communion is observed most first Sundays. No matter who you are or where you are in your life/faith journey, you are welcome here. No assumptions. SAINT PATRICK PARISH Rev. Michael Broderick, Pastor 290 Main St., Rutland Parish Center 9 Pommogussett Rd., Rutland Church Hall - 508-886-3161 Fax - 508-886-2897 Email - Daily 8 a.m.

Masses - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Saturday Mass - 5 p.m. Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 4-4:30 p.m. or by appointment only.

Sunday Masses - 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER- DAY SAINTS 108 New Braintree Rd.(Rte. 67), North Brookfield Church – 774-289-6068 Sunday Worship – 10 a.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rutland, MA 01543 Office 508-886-4453 FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF WEST BROOKFIELD P.O. Box 371 36 North Main St., West Brookfield Rev. Lisa Durkee Abbott, Pastor 508-867-7078 Sunday worship – 10 a.m. Sharing Cupboard (serving West Brookfield, Warren and West Warren) - Wednesdays - 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Thursdays - 7-8 p.m. Call the church for more information at 508-867-7078.

Senior choir practice Thursdays – 7:30 p.m. Seasonal Bible studies Call church for times and dates ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 15 Park Avenue, Athol Rev. William B. Hobbs, Pastor Church Service is Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. All faiths welcome. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. Church office — 978-249-9553 Website — St. John’s Thrift Shop is open Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon providing quality pre-owned clothing and housewares at reason- able prices. Masses and Services Church News Advance Funeral Planning •Natural step in estate planning •Confidential consultations •Irrevocable trusts and insurance •Cost options •Financial securing of arrangements •Opportunity for personalized and customized services •Professional guidance •Caring supportive staff •Serving all faiths •Peace of mind for you and your family Services, Directions, Information, Obituaries Richard S.

Mansfield FUNERAL DIRECTOR 1158 Main Street ❧ Holden, MA 100 Worcester Road ❧ Sterling MA (508) 829-4434 (978) 422-0100 Obituaries DEATH NOTICES Flister, Jule Died Aug. 12, 2018 Services will be private Pillsbury Funeral Home Perry, Ruth A. (Matlock) Died Dec. 30, 2017 Memorial Service Aug. 19, 2018 at 1 p.m.

Barre Congregational Church, Barre Trask, Margaret E. (Gahan) Died Aug. 4, 2018 Memorial Service Aug. 15, 2018 Pillsbury Funeral Home Turley Publications offers two types of obituaries. One is a free, brief Death Notice listing the name of deceased, date of death and funeral date and place. The other is a Paid Obituary, costing $75, which allows families to publish extended death notice information of their own choice and may include a photograph. Death Notices & Paid Obituaries should be submitted through a funeral home to: Exceptions will be made only when the family provides a death certificate and must be pre-paid.

Obituary Policy Barre Gazette Jule (Smith) Flister, 92 BARRE – Jule Flister, 92 of Chelmsford and formerly of Barre, died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at Palm Center in Chelmsford. She is pre- deceased by her parents, Melvin C. and Henrietta ( Cotulli) Smith of Norwood and her late husband of 63 years, Walter E. Flister of Barre.

Jule worked as a secretary in the ele- mentary schools in Barre for 23 years, retiring in 1992. Previously had been a telephone operator in Norwood with New England Telephone Co. Jule was a member and Past Matron of Cradle Rock Chapter No. 125, Barre, Order of the Eastern Star, Grand Adah of the Grand Chapter in 1964 and was a member of the Past Matrons Association. Jule loved to garden and take care of her yard on Valley Road. She loved and cared for her cats through the years. They brought her great joy. She enjoyed Square and Round dancing with her hus- band and their many travels. Jule is survived by her son, David A.

Flister of San Diego, California; daughter, Diane and her husband Paul F. Hunt of San Diego, Californai and her daughter, Nancy and her husband William A. Rote of Litlleton. She is also survived by three grandchil- dren, Shawn B. Wyne, John D. Grady and Juleann E. Rote. She had two great-grandchildren, Alina M. Grady and Tristan W. Grady.

There will be no calling hours. A private prayer service followed by an Eastern Star Service will be held in Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 South Barre Road, Barre. Burial will be in Glen Valley Cemetery in Barre. Margaret E. “Peg” (Gahan) Trask, 93 BARRE – Margaret E. “Peg” (Gahan) Trask, 93, passed away peacefully Aug. 4, 2018 in Baldwinville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. She is survived by her five children: Jere Trask of North Andover; Gene Trask and his wife Joan of Royalston; Dona Lapati of Barre; Diana Petracone and her husband John of Hubbardston and Jody Pierce and her husband Richard of Barre, 13 grand- children and 23 great-grandchildren.

Margaret is predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Corridon F. Trask, Jr. who passed away in 2016.

Margaret was born in Wakefield to the late Arthur and Helen (Turner) Gahan. She became a CNA and worked for 19 years at Holden Hospital before retiring in 1988. The family would like to express their gratitude to the entire staff of the Baldwinville Skilled Nursing Facility for their compassionate care. A memorial service was held in Pillsbury Funeral Home, 96 South Barre Road, Barre on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. followed by a gathering in Fellowship Hall at the Barre Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. For an online tribute please visit: Congregational church holds ‘dinner and a book’ nights United Church of Ware holds spaghetti dinner WARE — A spaghetti dinner will be held at the United Church of Ware, 49 Church St., Monday, Sept.

10. Take-out will be available from 5-5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The meal includes spaghetti and meat- balls, salad, rolls, beverages and dessert. Adults are $8 and children under 10 are $4. Tickets are avail- able at the door or by calling the church at 413-967-9981.

WEST BROOKFIELD— The First Congregational Church of West Brookfield, UCC, 36 North Main St., will hold special “dinner and a book” nights Thursday, Aug. 16 and Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. People of all ages and from all towns are welcome. The evening will feature a free family-style dinner followed by activities and the read- ing of a story with popcorn. Two of the featured books are “The Three Questions” by Jon. J. Muth and “You are Special” by Max Lucado. A dish to share and pajamas are welcome but not required. People may call the church at 508-867-7078 for more infor- mation.

THE BARRE GAZETTE – Serving the towns of Barre, Hardwick, Hubbardston,New Braintree, North Brookfield, Oakham, Petersham & Rutland since 1834 Red Cross needs blood donations REGION – As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individ- uals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.

A critical need remains as many reg- ular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. To ensure lifesaving treatments remain available for patients in the coming weeks, donations are needed now, espe- cially type O.

In thanks for helping at this urgent time, all those who come to donate blood or platelets through Aug. 30, will receive a $5 Gift Card via email (restrictions apply; see gal). More information and details are available at Upcoming blood donation opportuni- ties in Worcester County include: Aug. 17 from noon-6 p.m. at the Gardner Police Department, 200 Main St., Gardner; Aug. 21 from noon-5:45 p.m. at Holden Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center, 32 Mayo Drive, Holden; Aug. 23 from 1-6 p.m. at Heywood Hospital, 242 Green St., Gardner; People can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Those who donated blood earlier this sum- mer may be eligible to give again. Blood can be safely given every 56 days, and Power Red donations can be given every 16 weeks.

All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check- in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight require- ments. Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-dona- tion reading and health history question- naire online, on the day of their dona- tion, before arriving at the blood drive.

To get started, follow the instructions at or use the Blood Donor App.

Another way to support the lifesav- ing mission of the American Red Cross is to become a volunteer transportation specialist and deliver lifesaving blood products to local area hospitals. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organiza- tion that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more informa- tion, people may visit or, or visit them on Twitter at @RedCross. Our advertisers make this publication possible. Let them know you saw their ad in the Barre Gazette Gas prices decrease by one cent Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are down one cent this week, according to AAA Northeast.

AAA’s Aug. 14 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.83 per gallon. The Massachusetts price is two cents lower than the national average for regu- lar unleaded of $2.85. A year ago at this time, the average price in Massachusetts was 54 cents lower at $2.29. “Both locally and nationally, prices have been relatively flat over the last few weeks, suggesting that U.S. gasoline supply and demand are balancing,” said Mary Maguire, director of public and legislative affairs. “AAA will be watch- ing to see if spikes in demand happen closer to Labor Day as motorists squeeze in those final road trips.” The range in prices in the latest AAA survey for unleaded regular is 36 cents, from a low of $2.69 to a high of $3.05.

AAA advises motorists to shop around for the best prices in their area, and to make sure they and their passengers buckle up, every time.

Today’s local self serve gas prices and their ranges are as follows: $2.83 ($2.69-$3.05) regular unleaded, $3.06 ($2.79-$3.33) midgrade unleaded, $3.26 ($3.01-$3.49) premium unleaded and $3.16 ($2.99-$3.39) diesel. People may find the most up-to-date local gas prices with the AAA Fuel Finder by logging onto and clicking on Gas Saving Tips and Tools. AAA Northeast is a not-for-prof- it auto club with 66 offices in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Hampshire and New York, providing more than 5.7 million local AAA members with travel, insurance, finance and auto-related services.

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August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 13 Public Safety Monday, Aug. 6 3:35 a.m. Phone – Fire, Mutual Aid Ambulance New Braintree – Transported to Hospital 5:24 a.m. 911 –Fire, Automatic Fire Alarm South Street – No Fire Service Necessary 8:42 a.m. Phone – Fire, Mutual Aid Fire Hardwick – Services Rendered 2:27 p.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Erratic Worcester Road – Area Search Negative Tuesday, Aug. 7 8:36 a.m. 911 – Court Duty East Brookfield District Court – Services Rendered 8:53 p.m. Radio – Fire, Mutual Aid Ambulance Oakham – Transported to Hospital Wednesday, Aug. 8 9:34 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Hubbardston Road – Transported to Hospital Thursday, Aug.

9 12:53 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Wauwinet Road – Vehicle Towed 12:25 p.m. Phone – Larceny Exchange Street – Investigated Summons: Joann Helin, 46, Barre Shoplifting by Asportation 9:05 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Common Street – Arrest(s) Made Arrest: Ryan S. Bourgeois, 24, Barre Warrant Friday, Aug. 10 11:14 a.m. 911 – Welfare Check Varney Lane – Investigated 4:08 p.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Erratic Summer Street – Services Rendered 5:17 p.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Erratic Worcester Road – Arrest(s) Made Arrest: Mikayla R. Leonard, 22, Charlton OUI Liquor Saturday, Aug. 11 9:33 a.m.

Phone – Fire, Mutual Aid Ambulance Old Boston Turnpike – Transported to Hospital 10:14 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Kendall Street – Transported to Hospital 6:30 p.m. Phone – Fire, Medical Emergency Hardwick – Transported to Hospital 7:43 p.m. 911 – Officer Wanted West Street – Services Rendered Sunday, Aug. 12 1 a.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Old Coldbrook Road – Investigated 7:52 a.m. 911 – Property Lost and Found West Street – Information Taken 9:04 a.m. 911 – Animal ACO Call West Street – Officer Spoke to Party 2:32 p.m. Phone – Assist Other Police Department Gilbertville – No Police Service Necessary SOUTH BARRE Monday, Aug.

6 9:27 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop South Barre Road – Citation Issued Tuesday, Aug. 7 3:44 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Chamberlain Hill Road – Transported to Hospital 6:10 p.m. Phone – Vandalism Cutler Road – Report Filed Wednesday, Aug. 8 2:48 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical E m e r g e n c y J e w e t t R o a d – Transported to Hospital 4:26 p.m. 911 – Disturbance, Person(s) Loring Road – Area Search Negative Thursday, Aug. 9 8:05 p.m. 911 – Disturbance, Person(s) Vernon Avenue – Officer Spoke to Party 11:43 p.m. 911 – Officer Wanted Main Street – Officer Spoke to Party Friday, Aug.

10 7 : 2 1 a . m . 9 11 – A n i m a l Emergency Lane Road – Located/ Found Saturday, Aug. 11 7:29 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Main Street – Referred to Other Agency Barre Police Log Monday, Aug. 6 7:59 a.m. Radio – Motor Vehicle Accident Williamsville Road – Transported to Hospital 9:39 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Gardner Road – Citation Issued 7:18 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Brigham Street – Written Warning 8:20 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Barre Road – Written Warning 11:30 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Worcester Road – Written Warning Tuesday, Aug. 7 1:03 a.m.

911 – Breaking & Entering Attempt Residential Old Boston Turnpike – Prisoner Bailed 8:35 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Elm Street – Transported to Hospital 9:09 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Morgan Road – Citation Issued Thursday, Aug. 9 12:39 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Geordie Lane – Citation Issued 4:02 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Gardner Road – Arrest(s) Made Summons: Manuel Rivera, 25, Gardner Unlicensed Operation of Motor Vehicle; Uninsured Motor Vehicle; Unregistered Motor Vehicle 9:14 p.m. Phone – Assist Other Police Department Rutland – Services Rendered Friday, Aug.

10 3:52 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Burnshirt Road – Written Warning 5:22 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Gardner Road – Written Warning 6:13 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Brigham Street – Citation Issued 7:06 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Gardner Road – Citation Issued Saturday, Aug. 11 9:30 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Old Boston Turnpike – Referred to Other Agency Sunday, Aug. 12 6:59 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical E m e r g e n c y B e m i s R o a d – Transported to Hospital Hubbardston Police Log Monday, Aug. 6 3:41 a.m. Phone – Fire, Mutual Aid Ambulance New Braintree – Transported to Hospital 11:07 a.m.

Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop New Braintree Road – Citation Issued 2:26 p.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Erratic Worcester Road – Area Search Negative 2:59 p.m. 911 – Suspicious Person Happy Hollow Road – Officer Spoke to Party 3:19 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Barre Road – Citation Issued 4:11 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Worcester Road – Vehicle Towed 4:49 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Worcester Road – Citation Issued 7:41 p.m. Initiated – Serve Warrant South Road – Arrest(s) Made Arrest: Todd D. Fisher, 38, Oakham Warrant Tuesday, Aug. 7 8:46 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Adams Road – Referred to Other Agency Thursday, Aug.

9 3:15 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Hunt Road – Citation Issued Friday, Aug. 10 7:47 a.m. Phone – Property Damage New Braintree Road – Report Filed Saturday, Aug. 11 10:46 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Worcester Road – Written Warning 11:30 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Worcester Road – Written Warning Sunday, Aug. 12 7:02 p.m. Radio – Assist Other Police Department Barre – Services Rendered Monday, Aug. 6 7:19 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Maple Avenue – Transported to Hospital 8:44 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Pommogussett Road – Vehicle Towed 3:50 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Pleasantdale Road – Citation Issued 5:28 p.m.

911 – Suspicious Person Pommogussett Road – Officer Spoke to Party 6:18 p.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Erratic Barre Paxton Road – Area Search Negative 6:56 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Maple Avenue – Citation Issued 7:38 p.m. 911 – Fire, Smoke Investigation Maple Avenue – Investigated 9:02 p.m. 911 – Suspicious Activity Blueberry Lane – Building Checked/ Secured Tuesday, Aug. 7 1:04 a.m. Radio – Assist Other Police Department Old Boston Turnpike – Services Rendered 12:09 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency River Road – Transported to Hospital 1:28 p.m. Phone – Assist Other Police Department Blueberry Lane – Officer Advised 6:05 p.m.

911 – Motor Vehicle Accident Personal Injury Rueben Walker Road – Transported to Hospital 8:39 p.m. 911 – Motor Vehicle Disabled East Hill Road – Officer Spoke to Party Wednesday, Aug. 8 1:02 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Maple Avenue – No Transport Required 2:06 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical E m e r g e n c y M a i n S t r e e t – Investigated 11:07 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Birchwood Road – Transported to Hospital Thursday, Aug. 9 10:29 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Paddock Road – Criminal Complaint 4:58 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Pleasantdale Road – Citation Issued 7:09 p.m.

911 – Disturbance, Person(s) Hope Way – Peace Restored 10:10 p.m. 911 – Assist Other Police Department Memorial Drive – Services Rendered Friday, Aug. 10 12:58 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Maple Spring Drive – Transported to Hospital 8:51 a.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Maple Avenue – Investigated 11:17 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop East County Road – Citation Issued 1:29 p.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Maple Avenue – Citation Issued 4:02 p.m. 911 – Fire, Medical Emergency Barre Paxton Road – Transported to Hospital Saturday, Aug. 11 2:25 a.m. Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Main Street – Prisoner Bailed Arrest: Alison Restuccia, 23, Sterling OUI Liquor; Stop/Yield, Fail to 7:50 a.m.

Initiated – Motor Vehicle Stop Barre Paxton Road – Written Warning 10:39 a.m. Radio – Fire, Mutual Aid Ambulance Barre – Transported to Hospital 1:25 p.m. 911 – Fire, Automatic Fire Alarm Main Street – Investigated 7:33 p.m. Other – Fire, Mutual Aid Ambulance Main Street – Transported to Hospital 7:43 p.m. Radio – Fire, Medical Emergency Charnock Hill Road – Transported to Hospital 1 0 : 3 0 p . m . 9 11 – F i r e , Investigation Bigelow Road – Investigated Sunday, Aug. 12 12:45 a.m. 911 – Wires Down River Road – Referred to Other Agency 1:41 p.m. Phone – Property Damage Pommogussett Road – Report Filed Oakham Police Log Rutland Police Log Between Aug.

6 and Aug. 13, Hardwick police made 52 motor vehicle stops, 88 building and prop- erty checks, one welfare check, one records check, one motor vehicle investigation, one notification, per- formed community policing once, radar 24 times, 26 directed patrols, traffic control 13 times, served one warrant, provided general informa- tion once, and assisted four citizens. Police responded to one report of sus- picious activity, two safety hazards, one medical emergency, one com- plaint about motor vehicle operations, one report of gunshots, two alarms, seven animal calls, four lockouts, one report of larceny, theft or shoplifting, two reports of found or lost proper- ty, four reports of phone calls, two reports of utility issues, and three dis- abled motor vehicles.

They appeared for court-related matters once, and three officers were initiated. There were eight 911 calls. Of these, three were for medical emer- gencies, two were for reports of sus- picious activity, one was for a men- tal health emergency, one was for a complaint about motor vehicle oper- ations, and one was an animal call. Hardwick police assisted three other agencies.

Hardwick Police Log Between July 30 and Aug. 6, New Braintree police made 12 motor vehicle stops, 38 building and prop- erty checks, performed 26 directed patrols, radar 16 times, traffic control nine times, community policing once, issued one bolo, and assisted one citizen. Police responded to one com- plaint about motor vehicle operations, one report of suspicious activity, one report of phone calls, five safety haz- ards, one alarm, one motor vehicle accident, one lockout, and one medi- cal emergency. There were two 911 calls. Of these, one was for a disabled motor vehicle and one was for a motor vehi- cle accident with injury.

Between Aug. 6 and Aug. 13, New Braintree police made 11 motor vehi- cle stops, 31 building and property checks, one investigation, one noti- fication, performed radar 20 times, 27 directed patrols, traffic control five times, and assisted one citizen. Police responded to one report of property damage, two animal calls, one report of utility issues, one safety hazard, and one report of suspicious activity. There were five 911 calls. Of these, two were for medical emer- gencies, one was for a motor vehi- cle accident with injury, one was an animal call, and one was for a carbon monoxide alarm.

New Braintree police assisted one other agency.

New Braintree Police Log Senate passes environmental bond bill BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate passed H.4613, An Act pro- moting climate change adaptation, environmental and natural resource protection, and investment in rec- reational assets and opportunity, colloquially known as the “envi- ronmental bond bill.” The legislation authorizes the issuance of more than $2 billion in bonds to implement climate change adaptation programs and to improve existing climate resilient infrastructure. “A goal of the Environmental Bond Bill is to preserve our nat- ural resources and promote eco- nomic growth, while at the same time maintaining fiscal responsi- bility,” commented Senator Anne Gobi (R-Spencer), who chairs the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Senator Gobi secured bond authorization funding for the fol- lowing town projects through the bill: $5,000,000 for water infra- structure projects in the town of Hardwick.

$2,000,000 expended for water and sewer improvements in the town of Palmer. $2,000,000 for extensions to the public water line in the town of Sturbridge. $25,000 for improvements to Turkey Hill Pond in the town of Rutland. $25,000 for improvements to Demond Hill Pond in the town of Rutland. $120,000 for improvements to O’Gara Park in the town of Spencer, including but not limited to the construction of a fieldhouse and improvements to the grand- stand. $10,000 for improvements to Powder Mill Park in the town of Spencer.

$5,000 for improvements to Luther Hill Park in the town of Spencer.

$300,000 expended for engi- neering, improvements and repairs to the Hamilton Reservoir dam in the town of Holland. $200,000 for improvements to the Queen Lake Dam in the town of Phillipston $15,000 for the construction of a new well to provide drink- ing water for the Phillipston Town Hall. $100,000 for improvements to Howe State Park in the town of Spencer. $100,000 for improvements to Moore State Park in the town of Paxton. $100,000 for drainage pipe improvements on Stoddard Place in the town of North Brookfield. The bill also re-authorizes the following projects included in related legislation passed in 2014: $5,000,000 for a dredging proj- ect on Lake Wickaboag in West Brookfield $4,400,000 for Whitney Pond Dam in Winchendon $100,000 for handicap access improvements to the Woodward Fishing area on South Pond in Brookfield $80,000 for Thompson Pond and $50,000 for Stiles Pond in Spencer.

In addition to local project fund- ing, Senator Gobi also ensured a boost to Massachusetts dairy pro- ducers in the bill by including an amendment establishing a reg- ulatory framework for the allow- ance of off-premise raw milk dis- tribution, including through CSA agreements. If this is signed into law, Massachusetts will join six- teen other states to allow raw milk distribution including Connecticut, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. The bill also provides $10 million in funding the Lakes and Ponds Program at the Department of Conservation and Recreation. This money can be used for tech- nical assistance, studies, improve- ments and removal of invasive species in lakes, ponds, and water- sheds across the commonwealth.

Additionally, the bill also requires the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security to: (i) coordi- nate to strengthen resilience and prepare for the impacts of climate change; (ii) publish, every five years, an integrated state climate adaptation and hazard mitigation plan; (iii) establish frameworks for state agency and municipal vul- nerability assessments that will be incorporated into the state plan; and (iv) implement the state plan and incorporate information learned from implementing the state plan in plan updates. The Senate bill was offered as an amendment to the environmen- tal bond bill passed by the House of Representatives in June.

The bill will now be reconciled with the House version though a conference committee to work out the differ- ences between the two bills. For more information people may contact Senator Gobi’s office at 617-722-1540.

UMass Memorial offers Boston Children’s Pediatric ophthalmology services WORCESTER. – UMass Memorial Medical Center’s (UMass Memorial) Department of Ophthalmology announc- es a collaboration with Boston Children’s Hospital’s Department of Ophthalmology to offer pediatric ophthalmology services for children in Central Massachusetts. This ser- vice, which opened to new patients last month, is the first of its kind to be offered at the UMass Memorial Eye Center and addresses a critical need in the community.

Suzanne Johnston, MD, a board-certified pediatric ophthal- mologist, will be the first Boston Children’s ophthalmologist to see patients and perform surger- ies at Hahnemann Eye Center.

Dr. Johnston will provide evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for a full range of eye conditions that affect children, including eye misalign- ment problems. “Convenient, closer to home access to expert eye care will make a huge difference in the lives of families and their children in this area,” said Shlomit Schaal, MD, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at UMass Memorial. “We are fortunate to have a physician with the creden- tials of Dr. Johnston on board pio- neering this service at the Medical Center. I am grateful to Dr. David Hunter and his team at Boston Children’s Hospital for supporting this collaboration.” D r.

H u n t e r, c h i e f o f Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital, worked with Dr. Schaal to initiate the collabo- rative effort. “We are delighted to be able to build this bridge across institutions to provide the exper- tise of Boston Children’s pediat- ric ophthalmologists to the Central Massachusetts community,” said Dr. Hunter.

“I am very excited for this opportunity to engage with children in Central Massachusetts and help them address any medical condi- tion that could negatively impact their vision,” Dr. Johnston shared. “It is important for families to iden- tify these problems early to head off any potential long-term damage in the future. After visiting with the leadership at the UMass Memorial Eye Center I was very impressed with the organizational commit- ment to the cause of pediatric eye care.” If people would like to sched- ule an appointment at the UMass Pediatric Ophthalmology service, they may call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763) or consult with their child’s pediatrician.

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Come join our team. Immediate openings and lease trucks available. 413-267-0007 TEACHER PRESCHOOL (WARE) Head Start program seeks preschool teacher. NAEYC Accredited, excellent teacher: child ratios. Minimum AA in Early Childhood Education or relat- ed field with EEC Preschool Teacher Certification. 32.5 hours/week school year. Salary Range: $14.42-$15.42. Send Cover Letter and Resume to pc- include the position and location you are inter- ested in on the email subject line. HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START HOME BASED HOME VISITOR (Ware) Large Head Start/Early Education and Care program has a unique opportuni- ty for a passionate Home Visitor.

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Ex- cellent benefits, training, supervision and collaborative work environment. Please email cover letter and resume with Home Based Home Visitor in title to: Community Action is committed to building a diverse workforce. Qualified multi-lingual applicants encouraged to apply. Excellent benefits, training, supervision and collaborative work environment. For more information and full job descriptions visit www. AA/EOE/ADA FOR SALE SERVICES FOR SALE SERVICES SERVICES SERVICES SERVICES MAIL TO: Classifieds, 24 Water St., Palmer, MA 01069 or call toll free: 800-824-6548 Name _ Phone _ _ Address _ _ Town _ State _ Zip _ _ Number of Weeks _ X per week rate _ _ Credit Card: ❏ MasterCard ❏ VISA ❏ Discover ❏ Cash ❏ Check _ _ Card _ Exp.

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August 16, 2018 • Barre Gazette • Page 15 Public Notices Classifieds A TURLEY PUBLICATION ❙ COMMUNITY MARKETPLACE Call us toll free 800.824.6548 14 WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS ❙ SERVING 50 LOCAL COMMUNITIES FOSTER CARE. You can help change someone’s life. Provide a safe home for children and teens who have been abused or neglected. Classes in late September. Call Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care 413-734-2493 MECHANIC WANTED.

EXPERI- ENCED in truck & heavy equipment. Must have own tools. APMI, Monson, MA 413-267-4088 MOTORCOACH DRIVER WANT- ED Will train. Steady part-time em- ployment. Call Lizak Bus Service 413- 436-5262.

PALMER AREA HIRING EVENT Join United Personnel, Tuesday Au- gust 21st between the hours of 10am and 1pm. We will be in the Thorndike Room at the Palmer Public Library located at 1455 N. Main Street in Palmer. We’re hiring for Machine Operators, Machine Mechanics, General Laborers, and Warehouse Workers. Entry level and experienced candidates are encour- aged to attend! If you’re unable to attend, please call (413)736-0800 to arrange another time. PART-TIME ROOFER needed for all aspects of roofing. Experience pre- ferred. Comfortable on a ladder. Drug/ Alcohol free. Veteran’s welcome. 413- 231-3131.

SALEM CROSS INN now hiring, servers, bussers and housekeeper. Apply in person or on line at SERVER- BEER BOOTH for up- coming Brimfield Flea Market. Tips certified. Showdate Sept. 4-9. Call 413-245-3145 or 413-519-3321. COMMERCIAL RENTALS EXCELLENT LOCATION ROUTE 202 GRANBY 1200 sq.ft garage with (2) 12’ overhead doors and 375 sq.ft second level and 350 sq.ft office, $1,550/ mo. 413-427-4638 CONDOS FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL CONDO IN WAR- REN Easy Living! Great school sys- tem! Safe neighborhood! Over 1700 sq.ft. Finished, carpeted basement. Deck with nice view! 3 large bed- rooms, 1.5 baths, central air, large single car garage.

Ample parking. FSBO $147,400. Seller will consider financing down payment to help buy- er finance with lender of their choice. Gary 413-335-5250 (text welcome) FOR RENT ALL REAL ESTATE advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not know- ingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law.

All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. HILLSIDE VILLAGE APARTMENTS APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR ONE, TWO AND THREE BEDROOM APARTMENTS •Heat and hot water included •Ample Closets •Fully Applianced •Community Room •Laundry Facilities •Cats Welcome •Extra Storage •24 Hour Maintenance For Information call (413)967-7755 EHO 17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA LUDLOW 4 ROOM CONDO 2 bed- rooms, 1.5 baths, Central A/C & Vac., Gas heat, HW, stove, refrig., micro- wave. $950 monthly rent plus utilities. Assigned 2 parking spaces. No pets.

No waterbeds. First, last, & security required. 413-583-3097.

MONSON LARGE 1 BR 2nd floor Country apt. Appliances included. No Pets, No Smoking. First, Last, Security. 413-276-5069 STORAGE ATTENTION! SECURE STOR- AGE in the Center of Warren. Call to reserve your unit now. Great for boats, cars, ATV’s, motorcycles or small equipment. Call Mary (413)531- 3722 for details. GARAGE SPACE FOR RENT in downtown Palmer. Great for 2 cars, small equipment, motorcycles, house- hold items, etc. Call 818-267-0119 WARREN- SECURE STORAGE in the center of Warren next to the car wash is now offering new 10’x20’ and 10’x10’ units. For more information about our low rates and our referral program call (413)531-3722.

VACATION RENTALS WARM WEATHER IS Year Round In Aruba. The water is safe, and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-Bedroom weeks available. Sleeps 8. Email: for more information.

WANTED TO RENT SMALL FAMILY WITH DOGS looking for a 2 plus bedroom apart- ment or house for rent. Needs to be in the town of Ludlow, Palmer or the sur- rounding villages. Please text or call 413-478-9577, 413-262-8468. HELP WANTED HELP WANTED REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE To Celebrate the LABOR DAY Holiday EARLY DEADLINES for CLASSIFIED ADS For the week of 9/3/18 publications DEADLINE is Thursday, Aug. 30, Noon NOTICE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (number of children and or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.

This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain about discrimination call The Department of Housing and Urban Development “ HUD” toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. FOR RENT Find us online at PLEASE RECYCLE THIS NEWSPAPER Find it in our Classified section! Find your dream home or list your property here! Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Worcester Probate and Family Court 225 Main Street Worcester, MA 01608 Docket No.

WO18P2500GD In the interests of Everette Ariville Rovisse of Oakham, MA Minor NOTICE AND ORDER: Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES 1. Hearing Date/ Time: A hearing on a Petition for Ap­point­ment of Guardian of a Minor filed on 07/26/2018 by Danielle Mann of Oakham, MA will be held 08/29/2018 08:30 AM Motion Located: Wor­ cester Probate and Family Court, 225 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608 2. Response to Pe­ tition: You may res­ pond by filing a written response to the Petition or by appearing in person at the hearing. If you choose to file a written res­ ponse, you need to: File the original with the Court; and Mail a copy to all inter- ested parties at least five (5) Busi­ ness days before the hearing.

3. Counsel for the Mi­ n­ or: The minor (or an adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to request that counsel be appointed for the minor. 4. Counsel for Parents: If you are a parent of the minor child who is the subject of this proceeding you have a right to be rep- resented by an attorney. If you want an attorney and cannot afford to pay for one and if you give proof that you are indigent, an attorney will be assigned to you. Your request for an attorney should be made immediately by fill- ing out the Application of Appointment of Counsel form. Submit the applica- tion form in person or by mail at the court location where your case is going to be heard.

5. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A minor over age 14 has the right to be present at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it is not in the minor’s best interests. Date: July 30, 2018 Stephanie K. Fattman Register of Probate 8/16/18 NOTICE OF MORTGAGEES SALE OF REAL ESTATE By virtue and in execu- tion of the Power of Sale contained in a certain mortgage given by Shelley M. Lam to Ameriquest Mortgage Company dated January 12, 2005, recorded at the Worcester C o u n t y ( Wo r c e s t e r District) Registry of Deeds in Book 35538, Page 213; said mort- gage was then assigned to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

by virtue of an assignment dated January 19, 2005, and recorded in Book 37686, Page 374; and fur- ther assigned to HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. by virtue of an assignment dated August 31, 2007, and recorded in Book 41791, Page 248; and fur- ther assigned to U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust by virtue of an assignment dated February 24, 2014, and recorded in Book 52082, Page 381; of which mortgage the under- signed is the present hold- er for breach of conditions of said mortgage and for the purpose of foreclos- ing the same will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION at 10:00 AM on August 28, 2018, on the mortgaged premises.

This property has the address of 52 East Hill Road, Oakham, MA 01068. The entire mort- gaged premises, all and singular, the premises as described in said mortgage: land on the westerly side of East Hill Road in Oakham, Wo r c e s t e r C o u n t y, Massachusetts being shown as Lot 1 on a plan entitled Plan of Land in Oakham prepared for H. Roscoe Crawford 27 February 1987 Berry Engineering, Inc., Petersham, Mass. which plan is recorded with the Worcester district Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 591, Plan 118 and which lot is more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING a gun barrel set in the westerly line of East Hill Road in said Oakham at the north- east corner of the lot herein described and the southeast corner of land now or for- merly of Gladys Forget as shown in Plan Book 559, Plan 112; THENCE S.

10° 54' 49" W. 65.ll feet along the westerly line of East Hill Road to a point and a stone wall; THENCE S. 14° 18' 14'' W. 234.89 feet along said stone wall along the westerly line of East Hill Road to a gun barrel set at the northeast corner of land now or formerly of Mary Patricia Crawford as described in Book 3160, Page 149; THENCE N. 83° 57' 12'' W. 206.92 feet along a stone wall along said Crawford land to a point; THENCE N. 84° 28' 31'' W. 251.43 feet along a stone wall to a gun bar- rel set at other land now or formerly of H. Roscoe Crawford; THENCE N. 19° 13' 59'' E. 344.38 feet along said Crawford land to a gun bar- rel set at the southwest cor- ner of the aforementioned Forget land; THENCE S.

79° 05' 11'' E. 420.55 feet along said Forget land to the point of beginning. Containing 3.213 acres.

Ref: Book 11796 Pg. 194 Subject to and with the benefit of easements, res- ervation, restrictions, and taking of record, if any, insofar as the same are now in force and applicable. In the event of any typograph- ical error set forth herein in the legal description of the premises, the description as set forth and contained in the mortgage shall control by reference. Together with all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property and all easements, rights, appurtenances, rents, royalties, mineral, oil and gas rights and profits, water rights and stock and all fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property.

All replacements and additions shall also be covered by this sale.

Terms of Sale: Said premises will be sold sub- ject to any and all unpaid taxes and assessments, tax sales, tax titles and other municipal liens and water or sewer liens and State or County transfer fees, if any there are, and TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS ($10,000.00) in cashier's or certified check will be required to be paid by the purchaser at the time and place of the sale as a deposit and the balance in cashier's or certified check will be due in thir- ty (30) days, at the offic- es of Doonan, Graves & Longoria, LLC (DG&L), time being of the essence. The Mortgagee reserves the right to postpone the sale to a later date by public proclamation at the time and date appointed for the sale and to further postpone at any adjourned sale-date by public proclamation at the time and date appoint- ed for the adjourned sale date.

The premises is to be sold subject to and with the benefit of all easements, restrictions, leases, tenan- cies, and rights of posses- sion, building and zoning laws, encumbrances, con- dominium liens, if any and all other claim in the nature of liens, if any there be. In the event that the suc- cessful bidder at the fore- closure sale shall default in purchasing the within described property accord- ing to the terms of this Notice of Sale and/or the terms of the Memorandum of Sale executed at the time of foreclosure, the Mortgagee reserves the right to sell the property by foreclosure deed to the sec- ond highest bidder, provid- ing that said second highest bidder shall deposit with the Mortgagee's attorneys, the amount of the required deposit as set forth herein.

If the second highest bid- der declines to purchase the within described property, the Mortgagee reserves the right to purchase the with- in described property at the amount bid by the second highest bidder. The foreclo- sure deed and the consider- ation paid by the success- ful bidder shall be held in escrow by DG&L, (here- inafter called the "Escrow Agent") until the deed shall be released from escrow to the successful bidder at the same time as the con- sideration is released to the Mortgagee, whereupon all obligations of the Escrow Agent shall be deemed to have been properly fulfilled and the Escrow Agent shall be discharged.

Other terms, if any, to be announced at the sale. Dated: July 24, 2018 U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., as Trustee for LSF8 Master Participation Trust By its Attorney DOONAN, GRAVES & LONGORIA, LLC, 100 Cummings Center, Suite 225D, Beverly, MA 01915 (978) 921-2670 54219 (LAM) 8/02, 8/09, 8/16/18 Town of Barre, Massachusetts Department of Public Works Road Materials, Road Maintenance and Equipment Rental For the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 Invitation To Bid The Town of Barre is accepting Road Materials, Road Maintenance and Equipment Rental Bids for the period from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.

The bid prices with- in the contract may be extended by mutual agree- ment between the Town and the Contractor for up to two (2) 1 year options. The first option shall extend through June 30, 2020. The second option shall extend through to June 30, 2021.

Sealed bids, plain- l y m a rke d, for t he Road Materials, Road M a i n t e n a n c e a n d Equipment Rental items listed below, will be received at the Department of Public Works office, 441 Wheelwright Road, Barre Massachusetts 01005, until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at which time the bids received will be opened and recorded. Items to be bid: 1. Washed and screened sand 2. Screened sand 3. Crushed stone 4. Bank and processed gravel 5. Fiber or rubber crack filling 6. Full depth reclama- tion 7. Milling 8. Type I bituminous concrete 9. Cold Patch 10. Equipment rental with and without an operator 11.

Catch Basin Cleaning 12. Drainage Structure Rebuilding/Repair 13. Line Painting Bid documents will be available beginning Monday, August 13, 2018 at the Barre DPW building, 441 Wheelwright Road, Barre Massachusetts, or by contacting Shannon O ’ C o n n o r , D P W Administrative Assistant by email: dpw@townofbarre. com or phone at: 978-355- 5013, Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contractors bidding on Public Works Construction Projects estimated to cost $50,000 or more must be pre-qualified with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation – Highway Division, 10 Park Plaza, Room 7552, Boston, MA 02116. All road materials shall con- form to the requirements of the MassDOT’s standard specifications for highways and bridges. All contractors providing services to the Town must be bonded and fully insured. Attention is called to the Minimum Wage Rates to be paid on the work as deter- mined by the Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety in accordance with the provi- sions of MGL c.

149 s. 26 and 27D.

The Town of Barre reserves the right to reject any and all bids deemed not to be in the best interest of the Town. Contract award is based on the lowest qualified, responsible bid received for each individual item. For the Department of Public Works Commission, Shannon O’Connor DPW Administrative Assistant 8/16/18 Public Notices WE’VE EXPANDED OUR WEB SITE ARE NOW ONLINE visit Email all notices to Access archives and digital tear sheets by newspaper title. Find a quick link to the state of Massachusetts’ public notice web site to search all notices in Massachusetts newspapers.

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