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Local news. Local stories. Local advertisers. October 14 - October 20, 2011
Court order sought
to cease Mater
By Dennis P. Hohenberger In a statement issued by
Turley Publications the diocese, it was said the
Correspondent vigil amounted to trespassing
and was without permission
HOLYOKE – The and unauthorized. "This
Springfield Catholic Diocese action was undertaken with
filed suit last week in heavy heart, but it should be
Hampden Superior Court noted after repeated efforts by
against a group of former the diocese to convince these
parishioners who continue a individuals to end their tres-
vigil inside Mater Dolorosa pass," read the statement.
Church which closed in June. The diocese said the occu-
Both sides were scheduled pation "prevents the very nec-
to appear in court on essary work of addressing the
Wednesday, where the diocese safety of the steeple."
sought a civil action to end "We had hoped that
the vigil. The diocese con- through their prayerful vigil,
tends the church, particularly the ver y rapid rejection of
the steeple, poses a danger to their Vatican appeal and two
the occupants, public and the separate and independent
structure is in need of repairs. findings on the deterioration
Shortly after Mater of the steeple they would have Turley Publications Submitted Photo
Dolorosa held its final mass come to accept these most dif- Petty Officer 2nd Class Priscilla D. Sanchez listens to a choir during a Hispanic heritage month cele-
more than 100 days ago, the ficult but equally necessar y bration aboard the amphibious assault ship Makin Island Oct. 6. Sanchez, 22, of Holyoke, is a corps-
around-the-clock vigil began. decisions." man with Combat Logistics Battalion 11. The battalion is the combat logistics element for the 11th
Neither side seems willing to The diocese concluded that Marine Expeditionary Unit, which embarked USS Makin Island, USS New Orleans and USS Pearl
compromise and it appears a civil action was the only way Harbor in San Diego Sept. 28 and is participating in its final exercise before deploying in November.
that court action will either
end or prolong the vigil. See COURT, page 10
Three promoted at police department C.R.U.S.H.
Denise Duguay becomes captain, Lt. Laurence Counoyer, a 24- exciting for us," said the mayor. With
city’s first female captain
year veteran, and Sgt. Kevin Thomas,
who has 21 years on the job.
that, Eagan swore in Duguay, followed
by Counoyer and Thomas. conversation
The officers were joined by family Neiswanger said he was looking for-
By Dennis P. Hohenberger
Turley Publications Correspondent
and friends, Mayor Elaine A. Pluta,
Police Chief James Neiswanger and
ward to moving ahead in the City of
Holyoke. He said he has "high expecta-
Discusses city’s future
current and retired police officers. tions" for the three officers, "but I'm
HOLYOKE – The Holyoke Police Pluta thanked the officers for their sure they're up to the challenge." By Dennis P. Hohenberger
Department has promoted three offi- years of service to the city and the A "second wave" of promotions, Turley Publications Correspondent
cers who were sworn in by City Clerk department. She said it was her "pleas- said Neiswanger, is expected in early
Susan Eagan last Friday at City Hall. ure" as the city's first woman mayor to November, which will include promot-
The promotions included Denise officially appoint Duguay as the depart- ing three more officers. On Nov. 4, a HOLYOKE – C.R.U.S.H. hosted a
Duguay, the department's first female ment's first female captain. "It's very special ceremony at Heritage State Park "Community Conversation" during their month-
will recognize the most recent promo- ly "Party with a Purpose," in September. The
tions. "My hat’s off to these three fine event was held at the Wauregan on Dwight
officers and we're looking forward to Street, a former paper mill located in the Canal
working with them," he said. District.
Duguay graduated, along with Usually the monthly gatherings are on a par-
Counoyer, from the police academy in ticular subject or features a local speaker.
1988. She holds a masters degree in Instead, the evening proved more a casual gath-
Criminal Justice Administration from ering, where a potluck dinner and engaged con-
Western New England College. Her versation about the city's future became the
husband, William, is a police officer evening's focus.
with the Greenfield department. She Organizers transformed the empty mill, at
said it "quite the honor" to be promot- least for one night, into a comfortable and wel-
ed and "serve the citizens of Holyoke. coming space or what organizer Talitha L.
My goal is to do the best job that I Abramsen called, "Creating Community by
can." Creating a Spontaneous Cafe." She wants the
Thomas is a 1981 graduate of community conversations to become a monthly
Holyoke High School and holds an event, with more residents having a serious dia-
Associates Degree from Holyoke logue about how to improve life in Holyoke. She
Community College. Before he joined said creating the space for the event was a way
the department, Thomas worked for to "inspire" others.
the Hampden County Sheriff's Abramsen, who moved to Holyoke four years
Department at the former York Street ago, said keys to changing the community con-
Turley Publications photo by Dennis P. Hohenberger
Mayor Elaine A. Pluta with Lt. Denise Duguay, Lt. Laurence Counoyer, Sgt. Kevin Jail. He was also a correctional officer versation comes from invitation, possibility,
Thomas and Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger.
See PROMOTED, page 10 See CRUSH, page 10
In the newS
Chicopee native pens book on Italian Americans in baseball
South Hadley native A. Game: Baseball and Ethnicity." The 520-page book is a narrative histo-
Baldassaro is the grandson of four ry, which begins in 1897. "But this is
Bartlett Giamatti chronicled Italian immigrants and when he found more than just a book about baseball,"
that nothing had been written about Baldassaro said. "It’s a social history of
By Kathleen Mitchell Italian Americans and baseball, he felt he Italian Americans. I discovered many par-
Staff Writer, firstname.lastname@example.org had a hit. He began research for the book allels between the baseball players’ experi-
in 1999 and spent two weeks at the Hall ence and the experience of Italian
SOUTH HADLEY – Chicopee native of Fame Library in Cooperstown, New Americans. The book is something that
L awrence A Baldassaro has written York. "It took me 11 years to complete the will appeal to anyone interested in base-
"Beyond DiMaggio: Italian Americans in project. It turned out to be much bigger ball histor y and shows how baseball
Baseball," a novel about Italian players in than I imagined, but it was a labor of evolved over a 100 year period."
the Hall of Fame, including South Hadley love," he said. "Everyone knows about Joe He said the Italian American experi-
native A. Bartlett Giamatti. DiMaggio. What I found was that there ence was not uncommon, as most nation-
Baldassaro is a 1961 graduate of were so many important players that came alities dealt with issues of discrimination
Chicopee High School who pitched for before and after him who have been large- and assimiliation. "Baseball is really about
the high school team as well as for ly forgotten. So, I wanted to retain their America," Baldassaro said. Submitted photo
American Legion Post 452 team. Both legacy for the future." The book is divided into four parts and It took Chicopee native Lawrence A
teams won the state title in 1961. In addi- The book chronicles five players who chronicles the players’ struggles to break Baldassaro 11 years to research and write
tion, he spent a summer playing with the are in the Hall of Fame along with into the game. Some of the prejudice they his third book which tells the story of the
Holyoke Allies in the Tri-County League, DiMaggio. They include his Yankee team- faced came from their own families who struggles that Italian American baseball
which is a semi-professional team. mates Yogi Berra and Phil Rizzuto as well didn’t want them playing the game. "They players dealt with during a 100 year period.
After graduation, Baldassaro became a as Tony Lazzeri and Ernie Lombardi along didn’t know what the sport was about and
professor of Italian at the University of with Roy Campanella who played with the thought it was a child’s game," Baldassaro portive and how each family responded as
Wisconsin-Milwaukee until he retired in Dodgers. said. "They couldn’t imagine how some- the game’s popularity progressed.
2008. But baseball has always captivated The Dodgers longtime manager Tommy one could make a living by playing and DiMaggio was an immigrant child of
his interest and he has been writing about Lasorda is also featured in the book. "He they wanted their kids to work as soon as immigrant parents and his two brothers,
the subject since 1980. His previous is one of the great ambassadors of baseball possible to help the family." Vince and Dom also played on the major
books include "Ted Williams: Reflections even now that he has retired," Baldassaro It also tells where each player came leagues. Dom was on the Red Sox, while
on a Splendid Life" and "The American said. from in Italy, whether the family was sup- Vince played for several dif-
"Dom wrote the forward
to my book a year and a
half ago," Baldassaro said. "I
our card may be ugly spent a lot of time with him
after the 2002 All Star game
but our rates are attractive
However, Joe DiMaggio
was the first great American
baseball hero. He started
playing with the Yankees in
There are a lot of nice looking credit cards out And, of course, interest rates that are signiﬁcantly 1936 during the Depression
there. Clear cards, monochromatic cards, cards lower than most banks’ cards because we’re not and the team won the
with your favorite sports team’s logo. At Alden out to maximize proﬁts at our members’ expense. World Series primarily
Credit Union, we don’t offer anything like that. because of him. "Everyone
If you want to impress people with what a remembers 1941 when he
What we offer is a Visa card that’s ugly as sin, but hit during 56 consecutive
gorgeous card you have, you’ll want to look
that comes with: games," Baldassaro said.
elsewhere. If you want to impress yourself with
your ability to make smart ﬁnancial decisions, "He set an all time record
you know where to ﬁnd us. which no one has come
close to since."
The book concludes
with a chapter about A.
Bartlett Giamatti, who grew
up in South Hadley, got a
doctorate degree in Italian
and became a professor at
Yale University and
advanced to become its
president. "He wrote a lot
about baseball and in 1986
he left his position as presi-
dent of Yale to become pres-
ident of the National
League. He was named
Commissioner of Baseball
in 1989 and he is the cul-
mination of the whole
Italian experience in the
sport," Baldassaro said. "It
went from an early bias to
the grandson of an Italian
immigrant rising to the
most prestigious position in
just two generations."
And although Giamatti
died six months after
"he is the most eloquent
and passionate spokesper-
son the game has ever had,"
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2 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
In the newS
Source to Sea Cleanup successful
HOLYOKE - On Saturday, Oct. 1, close to 20 volun-
teers turned out for the Source to Sea Connecticut River
Cleanup in Holyoke. This annual one-day river cleanup is
organized overall by the Connecticut River Watershed
Council, and by local community groups and businesses
in each individual cleanup location.
Here in Holyoke, United Water, Holyoke CRUSH,
Holyoke Friends of the River, and Holyoke Rows worked
together with the Connecticut River Watershed Council
to organize our cleanup. Many volunteers arrived to help,
in spite of what were supposed to be scattered showers.
Members were joined by members of a Holyoke Brownie
troop, volunteers from the First Central Baptist Church in
Chicopee, as well as several volunteers who showed up
on their own. Everybody worked together to clean up the
site at 4 Valley Mills Road, on the riverbank just south of
the 116 bridge to South Hadley. Junk retrieved during the cleanup at 4 Valley Mills Road in Turley Publications Submitted Photos
More than 2,000 pounds of material, including car Holyoke, organized into categories for pickup and recy- Suzanne Jean (left) of Holyoke Friends of the River and
tires, large empty plastic drums, construction debris, cling by the Holyoke DPW Andrea Donlon (right) of the Connecticut River Watershed
waterlogged furniture and 30 bags of trash were all Council retrieve construction debris at 4 Valley Mills Road
cleared away from the riverbank. Stacy Dakai from the in Holyoke during the 15th Annual Source to Sea
Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection that way. Regardless, everybody was cheery in the often-
Connecticut River Cleanup.
was on hand to take care of hazardous items washed pouring rain. Hot chocolate, doughnuts and a dry tent
down in the recent flooding, including a gas can and a helped, thanks to Val Partyka and Kevin Elliott from
United Water! community event, including numerous groups and indi-
100-gallon propane tank. viduals. The river is cleaner, and the city is more beauti-
The weather report said the early showers would be Over the last several years, the Source to Sea cleanup
efforts in Holyoke have developed into a broad-based ful, thanks to all.
turning to drizzle by 9 a.m., but it didn't quite turn out
Follow-up care for breast cancer survivors important in journey forward
SPRINGFIELD – There is plenty of with the side effects of treatment, along Recognizing that survivorship care is a vides ongoing programs that focus on
good news to report during Breast Cancer with alleviating a woman’s fear of recur- major focus and priority in cancer treat- nutrition, complementary therapies, exer-
Awareness Month this October when it rence. ment today, doctors at the cise and cultural interests that are held
comes to the detection and treatment of "Once you’ve had cancer, any ache or Comprehensive Breast Center have been four times a year.
breast cancer. pain can be a worry to a patient that can- providing their patients with these care Also, as part of the Sur vivorship
Early detection, along with today’s cer might have returned. We will evaluate plans. Program, the Comprehensive Breast
advanced treatments, saves lives. And the these concerns, then put a woman’s mind "Over the years, we have improved Center
good news is that, as a result, there are at ease. We have support services, includ- upon the tools we use to provide survivor- offers a six-week Wellness Program
over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in ing relaxation therapy and guided ship care to our patients, and we most sponsored by Rays of Hope. The special
the Unites States, including women still imagery, as well as support groups, coun- recently developed a 70-page Breast program
being treating and those who have com- selors, and a wellness program designed Cancer Sur vivorship Program booklet covers stress management, time man-
pleted treatment. to help women cope with their fears of funded by Rays of Hope," said Dr. Makari- agement, nutrition, and physical fitness.
But what happens to a woman once recurrence," said Dr. Makari-Judson. Judson. "Coordinating cancer care for patients,
treatment is completed and those fre- "A care plan helps women focus on In addition to including a copy of their both during and after treatment, helps to
quent trips to the cancer center to under- getting back to wellness….thinking more personal breast cancer survivorship care maintain the quality of care they receive,
go radiation or chemotherapy come to an about living a healthy lifestyle and less plan, the booklet covers nearly 20 topics and empowers women to be partners in
end, along with the supporting relation- about their cancer treatment. It gives of concern from lymphedema to sexual their breast cancer treatment plan," said
ships she has built up over time with her them a clear picture of what to expect health, and from exercise and healthy Dr. Makari-Judson.
doctors, nurses and other caregivers? over the next few years," she added. weight maintenance to alcohol use and "And, the good news is that the likeli-
"While hearing us say, ‘We’ll see you in According to the Comprehensive breast cancer. It also provides a helpful hood of surviving breast and many other
three months,’ should be a comforting Breast Center medical director, in addition resource list of local, regional and national cancers today is increasing. To celebrate
sign to women that one chapter in their to support agencies, as well as a local list of survivorship, every spring since 1998,
breast cancer journey is completed, it can women wanting to know the risk of exercise facilities. Rays of Hope and the Comprehensive
still be a great time of stress for some," their breast cancer returning, they have Baystate’s Breast Cancer Survivorship Breast Center have hosted a special
said Dr. Grace Makari-Judson, medical questions Program consists of two components: Survivors’ Day event, where women come
director, Comprehensive Breast Center, about what tests, such as mammo- clinical and educational. On the clinical together for education, inspiration and
part of the Baystate Regional Cancer grams, will be needed in the future. They side, women in the program are seen camaraderie.
Program at Baystate Medical Center. also want to know how often they will annually by nurse practitioners who are If you are facing breast cancer, be sure
"For the most part, I have seen women need follow-up appointments, who will trained in health maintenance and symp- to talk with your doctor about a follow-up
rise to the occasion and cope spectacular- follow them, and how to coordinate these tom management. During their visit, they care plan and how your care will be coor-
ly during their treatment. But, once treat- visits. discuss breast, heart, and bone health; dinated between your care team.
ment is over, it’s not uncommon for a "Our breast cancer survivorship care avoiding weight gain; and management of The Comprehensive Breast Center
woman to suddenly feel the stress of her plan, which is given to our patients, menopausal symptoms without using offers routine mammography services, as
diagnosis and the weight of what she has answers all of those questions and more," estrogen. Their family history is updated, well as diagnostic mammography and core
just gone through over the past months. said Dr. Makari-Judson. and a breast exam is performed. Women biopsy, diagnostic evaluations, multidisci-
After all, it’s only natural for a woman to "And, you would be surprised to learn are scheduled for their annual mammo- plinary consultation, high risk screening,
be concerned about her future," she just how many breast cancer survivors, gram in conjunction with their visit. Same education and outreach services, and sup-
added. who often lose track of time after getting day appointments are made for yearly port services. For more information, visit
To assist doctors in giving their patients back into their normal daily routines, are physical exams and digital mammograms. baystatehealth.org/cbc.
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C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S F O R
C A L E N D A R O F E V E N T S F O R
H O LY O K E & B E Y O N D
H O LY O K E & B E Y O N D
Gym, 1575 Northampton St. $60 per player.
Experienced players wanted. Players must come prepared
to practice and parent or guardian must be present.
p.m. Suggested donation $10 ($5 students and seniors).
CRAFTERS WANTED. Fall Family Festival Craft Fair, Mon., Oct. 17: 5th & 6th grade boys tryouts., 6-7:30
Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.- 3p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal p.m.; 7th & 8th grade boys tryouts 7:30-9 p.m. For Tuesday, Oct. 25
Church, 465 Appleton St., Holyoke. $20/table and dona- more information, call Parks & Rec. 322-5620. HISTORIC CEMETERY WALKS. Join city Historian
tion of your craft for raffle. Space limited. Call 532-5060. Penni Martorell for an insightful walking tour through
Forestdale Cemetery, established in 1862. Reservations
BENEFIT DINNER/AUCTION. A fundraiser to bene- Wednesday, Oct. 19 necessary. Admission $7. Tues., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Call
fit the Therapeutic Equestrian Center of Holyoke, 80 GIRLS SUBURBAN BASKETBALL TRYOUTS. Lynch Wistariahurst Museum, 322-5660.
Jarvis, Holyoke will be held Monday, Nov. 7. This event Gym, 1575 Northampton St. $60 per player.
will include a full course meal including thoughtfully Experienced players wanted. Players must come prepared
selected wine pairings for each course. A silent auction to practice and parent or guardian must be present. Wednesday, Oct. 26
will also be held. Tickets can be reserved by calling 534- Weds., Oct. 19: 5th & 6th grade girl’s tryouts 6-7:30 RUMMAGE & TAG SALE. Holyoke Jewish Seniors
4000. p.m.; 7th & 8th grade girls tryouts 7:30-9 p.m. For more will hold a "Rummage and Tag Sale" on Wednesday, Oct.
information, call Parks & Rec. 322-5620. 26 at Cong. Sons of Zion building, 378 Maple St., from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Articles on sale will include tag sale items,
Saturday, Oct. 15 SPAGHETTI SUPPER. South Hadley Knights of a large section of ladies clothing, household & miscella-
LIFE AROUND THE LAKE. Meet at Lake Bray, Mt. Columbus will hold a spaghetti supper on Wednesday, neous items.
Tom Visitor Center. Learn what the plants and animals Oct. 19 from 4-6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Social Center,
are doing to prepare for the coming winter. Saturday,
Oct. 15, 10:30 a.m. Free and open to the public.$2
30 Main St., South Hadley. The meal includes spaghetti
with special homemade meat sauce, salad, a roll, dessert,
Thursday, Oct. 27
parking fee. coffee, tear, or a soft drink. Adults $5, children under 12 RUMMAGE & TAG SALE. Holyoke Jewish Seniors
$3, children under 5 are free. Take outs available. will hold a "Rummage and Tag Sale" on Thursday, Oct.
HIKE TO MT. TOM. Join us for our annual hike to 27 at Cong. Sons of Zion building, 378 Maple St., from 9
Mt. Tom, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m. This 3-4 hour hike Thursday, Oct. 20 a.m. to 4 p.m. Articles on sale will include tag sale items,
will travel on the MM Trail to our destination. The terrain OPENING RECEPTION. Carlos Vega Collection of a large section of ladies clothing, household & miscella-
will be moderately strenuous in some spots and easy in Latino History in Holyoke. Thurs., Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. neous items.
others. Along the way we will explore some of the more Wistariahurst Museum. Admission into the gallery is
interesting sights that involve nature. Bring water and a
snack. Meet at the Stone House Visitor Center.
free. Saturday, Oct. 29
HISTORIC CEMETERY WALKS. Join city Historian
GIRLS SUBURBAN BASKETBALL TRYOUTS. Lynch Penni Martorell for an insightful walking tour through
SILENT FILM NIGHT. ‘The Last Command’ 1928, Gym, 1575 Northampton St. $60 per player.
starring Emil Jannings and William Powell. Organ accom- Forestdale Cemetery, established in 1862. Reservations
Experienced players wanted. Players must come prepared necessary. Admission $7. Sat., Oct. 29, 3 p.m. Call
paniment by Peter Krasinski. Saturday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. to practice and parent or guardian must be present.
United Congregational Church, corner of Appleton & Wistariahurst Museum, 322-5660.
Thurs., Oct. 20: 5th & 6th grade girl’s tryouts 6-7:30
Maple St., Holyoke. Tickets $10, online tickets at p.m.; 7th & 8th grade girls tryouts 7:30-9 p.m. For more
www.mifafestival.org or 540-0200. MONSTER DASH _– Children's Museum at Holyoke
information, call Parks & Rec. 322-5620. 1st annual Monster Dash
BOYS SUBURBAN BASKETBALL TRYOUTS. Lynch 5k Run and Walk
SPAGHETTI SUPPER. To benefit "The Friends of October 29th at 11:00 a.m.
Gym, 1575 Northampton St. $60 per player. Mater Dolorosa". Holyoke Lodge of Elks, Thurs., Oct. 20,
Experienced players wanted. Players must come prepared Holyoke Elks at Ashley Reservoir
4-7 p.m. "Henry’s Special spaghetti Sauce", bread, salad,
to practice and parent or guardian must be present. Sat., coffee, lemonade. Meatballs and desserts may be pur-
Oct. 15: 5th & 6th grade boys tryouts., 4-5:30 p.m.; 7th Plenty of activities for children
chased. Prizes and raffles held throughout the evening. Costume parade/DJ/Games/Food and more
& 8th grade boys tryouts 5:30-7 p.m. For more informa- Adults/$5, children 5-11/$3. For information call 536-
tion, call Parks & Rec. 322-5620. 4171. visit our website or details to sign up
TAG SALE. The First Congregational Church, 1 www.childrensmuseumholyoke.org
Church St., South Hadley Center will hold a Tag Sale on Friday, Oct. 21
Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Household goods, SPAGHETTI SUPPER. St. Paul’s Nursery School’s 3rd Sunday, Oct. 30
linens, children’s items, book jewelry and more. Buy 1 Annual Spaghetti Supper, Friday, Oct. 21, 4:30-6:30 A SUNDAY KIND OF JAZZ. Collection of the area’s
get 2nd of lesser value free, or fill a shopping bag for $6. p.m. $3 kids, $5 adults, $15 max per family. Take out most respected jazz artists will perform a benefit concert
Or let’s talk a deal. available / tickets available at the door. Free Face for the Northampton Community Music Center. The per-
Painting, kids crafts, 50/50 raffle, bake sale. formance will be held at the Easthampton
ROAST BEEF SUPPER. First Congregational Church, Congregational Church Sunday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m.
Chicopee St., Chicopee. Sat., Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m. Roast ART AT VICTORY THEATRE – OPENING RECEP- Refreshments will be served.
beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, butternut squash, pickled TION. "Before the Curtain Call": Art at Victory Theatre.
beats, rolls, desserts, beverage. $10 adults, $5 children 6- Site Specific Installation Art by Chris Nelson, Amy
12, younger children free. Tickets at door. Johnquest, Christopher Willingham and Taiga Sunday, Nov. 6
Ermansons. Artists opening reception, 5-7 p.m., Victory
Theatre, 81-89 Suffolk St., Holyoke.
Sunday, Oct. 16 OPEN HOUSE. Holyoke Catholic, 134 Springfield St.,
Chicopee, noon-3 p.m.
HOLYOKE CIVIC SYMPHONY "MAESTRO'S
FAVORITES". Season Premiere. Holyoke Community Saturday, Oct. 22
College, Fine & Performing Art Building (formerly Bldg. PASSPORT HOLYOKE. Discover the City of Holyoke. HOLIDAY BAZAAR- Sat, Nov 5, Mt St Vincent Care
C). Sunday, Oct. 16, 3 p.m. Free, donations gratefully Explore the city’s exciting and abundant cultural, recre- Center, Holyoke
accepted. Fully accessible. Featuring works of Johannes ational, and educational venues and sites all in one day. Bake sale, Basket raffles, crafts/vendors with specialty
Brahms, Gwyneth Walker, and competition winner James Participating visitors enjoy ongoing events throughout foods, live wreaths, candles, jewelry & more,
Barry; Soprano Mary Annarella. www.holyokecivicsym- the city for $1. Kicks off at 10 a.m. at Wistariahurst with Chili lunch 9a-1p, 35 Holy Family Rd, (near Ingleside
phony.org; 413-256-1760. cider & donuts, bagpipers and more. Wistariahurst will Gift House); for directions: 532-3246
offer guided bus tours of the city on the hour beginning
IRISH ANNUAL BREAKFAST – RESERVATION at 10:30 a.m. Day long events, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
DEADLINE. Yankee Pedlar, Northampton St., Sunday,
Oct. 23, 10 a.m. Guest speaker: Christine Kinealy of HORSE SHOW. Therapeutic Equestrian Center locat- Monday, Nov. 7
Drew University, "Who o you think you are? Learning ed on Route 5 in Holyoke will be hosting their annual On November 7, 2011 a fundraiser to benefit the
more about our Irish Ancestors." Tickets $20. Horse Show. Riders of all ages and abilities will take place Therapeutic Equestrian Center of Holyoke will held at 80
Reservations must be made by Oct. 17 to guarantee a in this fun event to show off their riding skills. Saturday, Jarvis. This event will include a full course meal includ-
seat. No tickets sold at the door. 265-2537. Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ing thoughtfully selected wine pairings for each course. A
silent auction will also be held. Tickets can be reserved
WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY OPEN HOLIDAY PIEROGI SALE. Made by United Women’s by calling 80 Jarvis at 534-4000.
HOUSE. Western New England University will host high Society, Holy Mother of the Rosary Catholic Church, 26
school students and their parents at an open house on Bell St., Chicopee. $7/dozen, cabbage or potato &
Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free, cheese. Call church any Tuesday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
but advance reservation is requested by calling 1-800-
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HISTORICAL LECTURE SERIES. Sandstone Marble, a.m.-2 p.m. Start your holiday shopping with the many charitable events that charge the public for
Granite: An Introduction to gravestones in the Lower varied crafts available. A hearty luncheon and baked profit are not allowed as we consider that paid
Pioneer Valley, c. 1650. Historian Bob Drinkwater will advertising. The deadline to submit calendar
goods will also be available. items in the mail, by fax, or emailed in Word
offer an introduction to gravestone art., discuss history, document format is Tuesday at noon or sooner. www.holyoke
materials, and variety of workmanship. Wistariahurst sunonline.com
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Museum. $5 suggested donation. Mon., Oct. 17 at 6 Sunday, Oct. 23 event, and the listings should be brief, with only time, date, location,
brief activity explanation, and contact info. All future listings appear
p.m. 322-5660. MUSIC AT UNITED. The Pioneer Consort in concert weekly online. Send all events to email@example.com or 138 College St.
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Teens from Care Center State allocates funds for HCC access road
beautify Peck School HOLYOKE - Senator Michael R. Knapik (R-Westfield) cept. As permitting progressed, several environmental
HOLYOKE - On Oct. 13, 14 students from Holyoke’s and Representative Michael F. K ane (D -Holyoke) concerns, including wildlife habitat and wetland delin-
Care Center’s art class completed a painting a 50-foot announced tonight that a supplemental budget passed eation, caused a need for project redesign. In the Fall of
mural that is being applied to the wall outside the main by the Legislature this week includes $2.2 million for the 2010, the Patrick Administration created the MassWorks
office of Holyoke’s Peck Full Ser vice Community construction of an access road from Route 202 to the Infrastructure Program. This new office provided vital
Elementary School. The mural depicts different flowers Holyoke Community College campus. The project, in assistance shepherding this project through its final pre-
like daffodils and hibiscus but also include imagined ver- development since Spring 2001, has faced several envi- development hurdles.
sions of flower as well. The project was launched ronmental and permitting hurdles. "The Administration at Holyoke Community College
through a grant provided by the Community Foundation The construction of this access road will also allow the and the leadership of the HCC Foundation are to be
of Western Massachusetts. The painting has been Holyoke Community College Foundation to develop land commended for their commitment to this important
worked on over the course of six weeks under the guid- under its control as a business and office complex along- project," Knapik said. "I am pleased the Patrick
ance of Care Center Art Teacher Ezra Parzybok. side the campus. Offering employment opportunities to Administration and legislative leadership in both branch-
Peck School was chosen as the site for the mural the College’s students and graduates, this complex is es has recognized these infrastructure development proj-
because many of the Care Center’s students attended envisioned to serve as a small business incubator and ects as a priority opening new opportunities for perma-
The Peck Full Service Community School and/or have economic engine for the City of Holyoke. nent employment and workforce development in our
children who will eventually attend. The students chose "While I am glad to see some of the traffic issues we region," he continued.
to depict flowers because it was a theme not yet have observed on Homestead Avenue be addressed with "I am most appreciative for the support provided by
expressed in paint at Peck School and because flowers this additional point of access to the College, I am even Representative Kane and Senator Knapik in acquiring
are symbolic of a student blossoming in their education, more excited at the prospect of new economic growth in these funds for this important project," HCC President
life skills, and creativity. the City of Holyoke," said Representative Kane. "It is Bill Messner added. "This access road will significantly
Initially, the students each drew a flower design free- essential that we not just prepare students for the work- enhance access to our campus while providing the foun-
hand and then used a projector to enlarge their drawings force, but furthermore create quality job opportunities dation for further economic development activity for the
onto approximately 50 feet of wall space. But this here in our local economy." City of Holyoke," he concluded.
process took longer than expected so student Melanny In 2003, the HCC Foundation and the City of Officials are aiming for Spring 2011 construction
Carrasquillo actually rendered her flower design free- Holyoke were jointly awarded a Public Works Economic commencement.
hand. "The work is bold, bright, and dynamic, and Development (PWED) grant for $900,000 for this con-
although we are not finished, the Peck School communi-
ty is already complimenting the Care Center students
left and right," says Parzybok.
Care Center student artists who have contributed to
the mural include: Lizaur y Acevedo, Melanny
$500,000 awarded in Healthy Food Financing Capital
Carrasquillo, Jennifer Correa, Jackeline Irizarry, Amaris
Lebron, Kiara Marrero, Myrna Medina, Maria Ortiz, HOLYOKE - The Western Massachusetts Enterprise awarded these funds to work collaboratively with local
Jailene Perez, Brendaliz Rivera, Priscilla Rivera, Quipsia Fund (WMEF) was one of only twelve awardees nation- community organizations and small businesses to
Rosa Del Valle, Dalisa Saldana, and Luz Ubibes. The wide to receive a $500,000 grant through the U.S. Dept. increase healthy food options in these areas. "Expanding
girls really stepped out of their comfort zone to create of Treasury CDFI Fund Healthy Food Finance Initiative the availability of nutritious food through the establish-
such large-scale public art, but they have exceeded all (HFFI). ment of healthy food retail outlets, is not only vital to the
expectations," says Anne Teschner, Executive Director of As part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! wellbeing of families that live in the region, it helps revi-
the Care Center. "Just as some of the students in the initiative, the United States Department of Agriculture talize neighborhoods that currently lack these options
class attended Peck themselves, some of their children (USDA), Health and Human Services (HHS), and the and is essential to building a stronger more sustainable
will also attend and see their mother’s mural, adding an U.S. Department of the Treasury are working together to local economy" remarked Christopher Sikes, WMEF
extra layer of magic to the blooming flowers." increase access to healthy, affordable food. This collabo- Executive Director.
The Care Center teaches teen mothers the skills they ration resulted in the availability of over $400 million in "A great deal of healthy food is grown and produced
need to succeed in college so they can end the cycle of grants, loans and tax credits to be invested in communi- right here in the Pioneer Valley. I am hopeful that with
poverty. For more info, visit www.carecenterholyoke.org ties that typically lack access to nutritious food, commu- these funds WMEF and their community partners will
or call 413-532-2900. For more info on The Peck Full nities often referred to as "food desserts." come up with innovative ways to make that food both
Ser vice Community School, visit Many areas in Hampden and Hampshire Counties available and affordable to nearby communities in need."
www.hps.holyoke.ma.us/peck/ or call (413) 534-2040. have been designated food deserts by the USDA, and said U.S. Representative John Olver.
after a competitive application process WMEF was
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Soul, your slants & rants
Editorial Letters to the Editor
Political balancing act
Trust in To the Editor, This campaign season has brought to light the contra-
dictions and tensions just below the surface of Holyoke’s
government The various debates surrounding Holyoke’s current
mayor’s race seem to have very little to do with matters
of policy. Of course, the casino looms large on voters’
politics. Citizens of Holyoke have had to weigh their
credulity against their cynicism, their fear of change with
their knowledge of its necessity, their reverence of loyalty
predicated on minds; but aside from that, the prevailing discussions
have been about balancing the city’s need for change
with the quintessentially Holyoke instinct to be loyal to
and establishment against their awareness that this
moment may require something different. This balancing
act, in truth, has very little to do with Elaine Pluta or
people who have paid their dues. Alex Morse presents us Alex Morse. This election is bigger than any one person.
access with much-needed change, the argument goes, while
Elaine Pluta embodies lifelong service, a virtue in and of
itself. To me, this is a false dichotomy, because we need
It will determine the trajectory of this city for years to
come. Pluta is what we know; by all means, if you are
comfortable with how things are, vote for her. But if you
not view Morse’s candidacy as hostile to any revered feel, as I do, that this moment demands something differ-
Editor ’s note: In celebration of National notions of loyalty and longevity. Rather, by running for ent of us, Morse is the clear choice. Oddly enough,
Newspaper Week, held last week from Oct. 2-8, Turley office in his first opportunity upon graduating from whether he is the man for this moment may now have
Publications offers this editorial endorsing legislation to Brown, he embodies these notions—he is both loyal to less to do with his capacity to persuade us, than with our
increase government transparency along with reforms Holyoke and seeks to enshrine lifelong service as an capacity to envision something better, more imaginative,
supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, ideal. He presents us the possibility of transcending this and more hopeful for ourselves.
Common Cause, the New England First Amendment tension entirely. And, in so doing, he may dramatically
alter Holyoke’s image, eradicating the many stigmas that Billy Glidden
Coalition, Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers have stifled the city’s growth. Holyoke
Association and New England Newspaper & Press
Run on record
he walls Beacon Hill has erected between
itself and those it governs have taken on two To the Editor, and has never spoken up on issues important to
dramatically different faces. Holyoke. The reality is that Mr. Morse has worked dur-
Outside, they show decades’ of wear at the This letter is a request to Mayor Elaine Pluta to run ing his years at Brown University more than most attend-
hands of those fighting for better access to their her campaign for reelection based on her record, and her ing a four year college, has in fact attended city council
government. Inside, they’re increasingly pocked disagreement with the ideas and proposals of her oppo- meetings, and did speak up on city issues as a student
with a taint that thrives in the absence of light. That nent, Alex Morse. I believe that a candidate seeking representative on the school committee.
taint, most recently seen in a disturbing chain of reelection should do so on the basis of what he or she In another letter, she has taken innuendo to its fullest
has done during their term of office. extent. In it she writes, "We have learned that Mr. Morse
high-profile corruption cases, suggests any benefits Unfortunately, she has decided to use direct negative has gotten thousands of dollars in campaign contribu-
such barriers provide to the efficiency of lawmaking campaign letters to raise questions about the motives and tions from people in many different states some of whom
are grievously undermined by the efficiencies they ideals of Mr. Morse based on innuendo and distortions. allegedly have an interest in stopping this Five Star resort
also provide to those more interested in lawbreak- Her letters do not indicate why you should vote to from being built in Holyoke, and that Morse, if elected
ing. reelect her, but rather why you should not vote for Mayor, has promised to say no to these new jobs." If the
The felony convictions of three successive House Morse. mayor knows who these interests are, she should name
speakers – and a Probation Department scandal Let me give you some examples. In one letter, she them.
that threatens to reach into every corner of public warns that Morse has supporters from out of town and The combination of these letters does not demon-
that this can’t be good for Holyoke. She warns that we strate the experience to lead. They do demonstrate a
service – clearly indicate state transparency laws are must make sure that outsiders don’t tell us what’s good candidate who is willing to do whatever it takes to keep
in dire need of improvement. for Holyoke! She also says that her supporters are the office she holds, regardless of the truth or the facts.
Central to that effort is eliminating exemptions Holyoke residents, even though her financial report lists I urge Mayor Pluta to run on her record, and compare
that free the governor’s office, Legislature and judi- thousands of dollars of campaign contributions from her ideas and proposals to those of Mr. Morse!
ciar y from having to live by the meeting and what she would consider outsiders.
records laws that apply to every other public office In another letter, she says he has never held a full-time Terence Murphy
in this state. Just as important is making it easier job for more than a year, attended a city council meeting, Holyoke
and more affordable for people to take advantage of
the access already protected by a law that predates
e-mail and the Internet. It’s an area where minor Move beyond politics of pity
advances have been made but substantive reform
has been routinely killed or ignored. To the editor, would not be bothered by the coverage if the Morse cam-
Given recent scandals and polls showing a deep paign had an actual plan to drive the city’s economy, but
and growing distrust in government, we hope this In the past week we have seen several news pieces on the fact is we are spending time talking about signs
year is different. That notion will soon be tested on the destruction of campaign signs supposedly geared instead of talking about ways to reduce the cities unem-
toward the campaign of mayoral candidate Alex Morse. It ployment rate from 10.9 percent. The rhetoric has been
several fronts as lawmakers consider a number of is very upsetting to see that the campaign has been that we need to bring more culture and life to downtown
initiatives. focusing more on signs being slashed than the real issues Holyoke to reduce our unemployment rate, but increas-
One bill seeks to reduce the cost of obtaining facing the city. At the end of this election cycle what is ing culture and life does not bring jobs to the city of
records, requiring state agencies to make common- going to matter is who has the substance to take on the Holyoke.
ly sought public documents available electronically. problems facing the city, and not who has more lawn We also hear from the campaign that is complaining
It would also cut administrative costs and process- signs still standing. It is the right of every citizen to hope, about sign slashing that we should focus more on the
ing time associated with such records requests. and aspire to do better, but we must also have solid plans technology center than the casino, but my question is
Another would strengthen the enforcement and that will encourage growth both economically, and social- why can we not focus on both? It is time we stop acting
ly. I challenge every citizen of Holyoke to look beyond as if we can only focus on one project and it is time to
investigatory powers of the Supervisor of Public
the petty stories of sign slashing, and take a look at each take on multiple projects that will move this city forward.
Records. candidate and their plans. Lastly let’s move beyond politics of pity and let’s focus
A third would assess penalties against lawmakers Supporters of the Alex Morse campaign have said it is on the issues.
who purposely skirt access laws and would cover an attack on hope, and change for the city, but let us not
the legal fees of those who successfully challenge be fooled by such words. In every election cycle we have Miguel Vasquez
them. And several seek to breach that battered and seen lawn signs destroyed before elections, but we have Holyoke
stained wall around Beacon Hill, subjecting the never given the matter so much attention until now. I
Legislature to the state’s Open Meeting Law.
Critics of the measures have focused on the
financial and manpower burdens they impose on Signs of the times?
records keepers. Yet this push for more easily acces-
sible records, already successfully implemented in To the Editor, should have absolutely no relevance in making our deci-
other states, holds the promise of reducing those sions about candidates and issues.
It is difficult to keep a positive outlook on the mayoral As to the former, it appears that much of the political
burdens. House Speaker Robert DeLeo, following election after reading the many derogatory statements "discussion" (if it can still be called that) has shifted
the June conviction of his predecessor, Salvatore posted under pseudonyms, as well as reading about and from meetings and old-fashioned ink and paper, where
DiMasi, vowed to regain voters’ faith in state gov- seeing the shameful and cowardly vandalism of campaign people are willing to make themselves known and offer
ernment. "Today’s news delivers a powerful blow to signs. some substantiation for their points of view, to brief, yet
the public’s trust in government," he wrote then. To start with the latter, there is little to add to what sweeping phrases made in anonymity on the computer.
"One of the things that I find most disturbing – has already been written, except to point out the irony, For example, that the mayor has had issues with her
and the thing I am most committed to changing – which I’m certain is entirely lost on the ignorant perpe- campaign staff does not imply that she is "crumbling" in
is the public’s view of politicians and public sector trators, that their actions actually help, rather than hurt, general, nor that because she has not accomplished some
the candidate or cause that they fear, because it makes unspecified (and possibly unrealistic) goals that she has
employees." supporters more resolute and inspires sympathy in oth- done "nothing." A large part of the mayor's job involves
Fewer walls – legal, financial and technological – ers. The disgraceful behavior of a few individuals, howev-
would go a long way toward that goal. er, is in no way a reflection of the opposing side and See SIGNS, page 7
6 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
SIGNS, from page 6 Holyoke Council on Aging events Tripping
doing "nothing" in the same sense that I do "nothing" as HOLYOKE – The Council on Aging is located at the Foxwoods trip
a homeowner in the eyes of my own kids; maintaining a War Memorial Building, 310 Appleton St., Level B, SOUTH HADLEY – Monday, Oct. 24, the bus will
city financially with limited resources, just as with a Holyoke. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. leave St. Theresa’s parking lot, 9 East Parkview Dr.,
home, is a challenging task that is generally taken for For information about the following programs please call South Hadley at 7:15 a.m. and depart Foxwoods for
granted, unless something goes wrong. The current 322-5625. home at 4:30 p.m. $21 per person – receive a $10
mayor, in fact, has demonstrated success in this area by Monday, Oct. 17: Arthritis Program 9:30 a.m.; food voucher or a free buffet PLUS $10 in Keno play.
actually increasing the city's credit rating. (This is hardly Writing for Fun 1:30 p.m.; Senior Band 2 p.m.; Blue Call Claudette Deshaies, 538-8325.
to say that the mayor has not had more visible successes Cross Program, 1 p.m.
as well; to list only one here, the work of the committee Tuesday, Oct. 18: Osteo Class 9:30 a.m.; Movie NYC Shopping Trips
addressing the teen pregnancy issue has indeed led to 12:15 p.m.; Zumba 1 p.m. South Hadley Recreation Department will be going
the establishment of a new curriculum in the schools.) Wednesday, Oct. 19: Knitting 8:30-11 a.m.; Arthritis to New York City on Saturday, Nov. 19 and Saturday,
It is, unfortunately in my opinion, a sign of changing Program 9:30 a.m.; Golden Senior Club 1 p.m. Dec. 3. The trip will include motor coach transporta-
times that image – "do-nothing" or "unenthusiastic" ver- Thursday, Nov. 20: Tai Chi 1 / QiGong 9 a.m.; Osteo Class tion from South Hadley to New York City. The cost is
sus "visionary" – is allowed to take precedence over sub- 9:30 a.m.; Tai Chi Ii 10:20 a.m.; Reunion social 1-3 p.m. $35 for residents; $40 for non-residents. Please check
stance – record and experience versus lack thereof, as Friday, Oct. 21: Ceramics w/instructor 9 a.m.-noon; out our website www.southhadleyrecreation.org or
well as anonymous assertions versus more thoughtful Exercise 9 a.m.; Yoga 10 a.m.; Bingo 1-3 p.m. stop by the office for details.
arguments – in our decision making. Perhaps this might "NEVER GET SMART WITH AN ANGEL". Newport
help explain how some people might hope to accom- Playhouse. Thursday, Dec.1. $77 per person. Contact New York City
plish something by attacking mere "images," such as the Phyllis 534-0524. The Chicopee Chamber of Commerce is hosting a
campaign signs. SPIRITUAL WELLNESS. Barbara Hyer-Chaplain at bus trip to New York City on Saturday, Dec. 10. The
Holyoke VNA and Hospice will be our presenter. bus leaves the Chicopee Chamber parking lot at 7
David Yos Thursday, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m. Call Kathy Blanchard to a.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. For more information or
Holyoke register, 322-5625. to purchase tickets at $45 each, please call 594-2101.
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675. Please include the number
New election coverage policy Class reunions attending and your email address for any updates.
Classical High Class of ‘71
The Holyoke Sun will publish letters of endorse- Classical High School Class of 1971 reunion plans are Chicopee Comprehensive High Class of ‘86
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effect. Orchestrated letter writing campaigns will cash bar and Saturday, Nov. 5, a buffet dinner, both loca- 25, 20 at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive,
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Locals honored at ‘Red Mass’ for legal professionals
SPRINGFIELD – The St. Thomas More Society of partners in a three-attorney firm in Springfield that con- 24 years as a Hampden County Commissioner.
Catholic legal professionals will celebrate its 10th Annual centrates in business transaction law, estate planning and Previously a public school teacher, Lillian Stapleton has
Red Mass, Sunday Oct. 16, at 10 a.m. at the St. administration, and municipal law. Michael Siddall has developed a specialized practice in Social Security disabil-
Michael’s Cathedral, 260 State St., Springfield. served on municipal boards in South Hadley while Lisa ity law. William and Lillian Stapleton were married in
Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell will be the Siddall currently serves on the Board of Trustees of 1957 and are the parents of 4 children and have 3 grand-
main celebrant. As part of this liturgical celebration nine Holyoke Catholic High School. The firm of Siddall & children.
local members of the legal profession including two mar- .C.
Siddall, P also serve as tax title counsel to municipali- The Red Mass is a longstanding tradition in the
ried couples, will be honored. ties in Hampden and Hampshire counties. Michael and Catholic Church, invoking the blessing and guidance of
This year’s honorees include Judge William J. Boyle; Lisa Siddall were married in 1988 and are the parents of the Holy Spirit upon the courts. It dates back to the 13th
Attorney Brigid M. Hennessey; Attorney Thomas T. 2 children. century when it officially opened the term of the court for
Merrigan; Judge Tina S. Page; Attorneys Lisa Cahillane Attorney Lillian F. Stapleton and Attorney William F. most European countries. This tradition was introduced
Siddall and Michael R. Siddall; Attorneys Lillian F. and Stapleton are residents of Holyoke where they are mem- in the United States in 1928 in the Church of St.
William F. Stapleton; and Attorney David E. Sullivan. bers of Our Lady of the Cross Parish. They are partners Andrew, located in New York City. It was presided over
Attorney Lisa Cahillane Siddall and Attorney Michael in the Holyoke firm of Stapleton & Stapleton that also by Cardinal Patrick Hayes, who strongly encouraged and
R. Siddall are residents of South Hadley, and are mem- includes their son, Edward. William Stapleton is a World supported the involvement of the legal community in
bers of Sacred Heart Parish in Springfield. They are the War II veteran in the Pacific theatre, and later served for spreading the Word of God.
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and much more. Organized by
HOLYOKE - The Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke will be PassportHolyoke, the third annual Discover Halloween Weekend Family Fun at
pairing with MAXIM Health Systems for a Flu Vaccine Holyoke Day kicks off at 10 a.m. at
Cline for Veterans. Pneumonia vaccinations will also be Wistariahurst Museum and events continue well into The Merry-Go-Round
available. Spouses accompanying the veterans will e the afternoon in this citywide celebration of arts, cul-
able to obtain the vaccinations under the same pay- ture and history. You won’t want to miss out on the HOLYOKE - The Halloween weekend is fast
ment criteria. exciting opportunities to explore the city. approaching and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round has
1) If you have Medicare Part B, there is no charge. This event offers quality affordable family entertain- some family fun events planned to make this
You must provide proper documentation of such cov- ment for everyone. On Discover Holyoke Day, a $1 Halloween one to remember. On Saturday, Oct. 29, we
erage. wristband grants entrance to many of the city’s great will be open 12-4 and in addition to the annual
2) Please check with your health-care insurance car- sites and attractions and allows you to take part in a Holyoke Park's and Recreations Halloween Event, we
rier to determine your eligibility for payment. Some variety of programs that are happening throughout invite you all to come down in costume. If you come
carriers will not pay for the Flu or Pneumonia Vaccine Holyoke. The day will kick- off at Wistariahurst in costume, you will be treated to a 1/2 price ride! We
and it will by your responsibility to pay. Museum with help from the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day will have special Halloween coloring sheets, activity
3) If you do not have coverage, there will be a Committee featuring the Grand Colleen and the sheets and make your own Halloween cards! Some of
charge of $30. For the flu shot and $65. For the pneu- Holyoke Caledonian Bagpipers. Enjoy fresh cider, cof- our horses have also gotten in the spirit of the season
monia shot to the provider-cash or check only. fee and breakfast treats before hopping on a Peter Pan and have put on their costumes!
You must bring your Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke Double Decker Bus which will travel the streets And not to be forgotten, on Sunday, Oct. 30, we
I.D. Card (Blue Card) or your Discharge papers throughout the day with a guided history led by the will once again treat all riders in costume to a half
(DD214) in order to show your eligibility. City Historian – tours depart hourly from priced ride. In addition, we will have a costume con-
Wistariahurst beginning at 10:30 a.m. Bus tours won’t test at 2:30 p.m. We will award prizes for the best cos-
be the only tours available – The United tume in the following age groups: under 2, 2-5, 5-8
Grandma’s Attic Thrift Store hours Congregational church will offer interior tours includ- and 8 and older. We would like to request that you
ing Skinner Chapel and one can listen to the sounds of save the "really scary" stuff for Halloween night as not
the magnificent pipe organs. Finally, make your way to scare our little riders. There will be treats for all and
HOLYOKE - Grandma's Attic Thrift Store will not be over to the Picknelly Adult and Family Education
open on Thursday, Oct. 20 and on Tuesday, Oct. 25. of course we will be playing some of the best not-so-
Center on Maple Street and explore historic Holyoke scary Halloween music all day! For more information,
It is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 by way of a virtual tour. Head over to The Children’s
a.m. til 1 p.m. We are also open the first Saturday of please call 538-9838 or visit our web site:
Museum, the Volleyball Hall of Fame, The Holyoke www.holyokemerrygoround.org.
each month and on the Saturday we will have clothes Merry-Go-Round and Heritage State Park which will all
out for sale. On November 5th our Christmas Items be offering free or discounted admissions for partici-
will be out so come and check it out we have a lot of pants wearing wristbands. In addition, a locomotive Holyoke Merry-Go-Round and
nice items and maybe you will find a Christmas gift or engine from Pioneer Valley Railroad will be parked at
two. Hope to see you soon. To get into the store you Heritage State Park from noon-3 p.m. for boarding and
Heritage State Park
need to use the door in the driveway. one of the famous St. Patrick’s Day floats will be on
view. HOLYOKE - The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round is locat-
ed in Holyoke's Heritage State Park right in downtown
Experience Music at United Get your fill of art throughout the day! The victory
Holyoke. This beautiful 8 acre park is just starting to
Theatre will be hosting an Open House of the building
on Suffolk Street, featuring an artist exhibition titled show all of its gorgeous Fall colors and we are the per-
HOLYOKE – Experience Music at United will pres- fect location for picture taking! With the backdrop of
"Before the Curtain Call". Over on Dwight Street, at
ent The Pioneer Consort in concert on Oct. 23 at 2 the colorful trees and the lights of our 82 year old
Canal Gallery, artist demonstrations and collage work-
p.m. in the Skinner Memorial carousel, it would be hard to recreate the magic any-
shops will be offered in addition to exhibits and an
Chapel at the United where else. Please call (413) 538-9838 for more infor-
open house. Open Square will also be a hub of activity
Cogregational Church. The mation or visit our web site: www.holyokemerrygor-
with artist exhibits on view in Mill 4. Mass Academy of
Pioneer Consort performs ound.org for more information.
Ballet invites visitors to a student performance and the
composed and improvised cham-
Holyoke Civic Symphony Quartet will perform in the
ber music for violin, cello, guitar, man- Holiday Hooplah offers
4th floor mill space. The director of Enchanted Circle
dolin, and the banjar – a seven string
Theater encourages you to drop in for a chat, and a
classical banjo. Their programs
ballroom dancing performance/demo will take place. vendor space
explore unique and colorful arrangements of traditional
The Library welcomes children to stop in for cards,
classical repertoire, Argentine tango, Brazilian choro, HOLYOKE - The Mater Dolorosa School PTO is
crafts and creativity from 11 a.m.-noon. The Holyoke
classical Neopolitan mandolin music, American banjo hosting its Third Annual Crafter and Vendor Fair on
Cultural Council will also be asking for community
music, jazz, and multi-genre original compositions Saturday, Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.a-4 p.m. at the Pope John
input and will be on hand at an informational table
with works by Haydn, Mozart, Piazolla, Gershwin, Paul II Educational & Social Center, Mater Dolorosa
with materials about cultural grants available.
Abreu, Ocarolon, and Nix. School on St. Kolbe Drive in Holyoke. There will be
Wristbands are $1 each and can be purchased in
Ample free parking is located in the lot immediately door prizes, raffles, a bake sale and food will be avail-
advance at Wistariahurst Museum. On Oct. 22 wrist-
across Appleton street and in the lot behind the War able for sale. Over 40 participating crafters, vendors
bands can be purchased throughout the day at
Memorial Building, across from the church. Street and local artist will be featured. Items for sale include
Wistariahurst Museum, Open Square, outside of the
parking is free. All concerts are offered for a suggested kitchen products, wood crafts, candles, make-up,
Holyoke Merr y-Go-Round at Heritage State Park,
donation of $10, $5 for students and seniors. The candy, Tupperware, jewelry, seasonal crafters, skin care,
Victor y Theatre and the United Congregational
United Congregational church phone number is 532- Irish gifts, bath products, clothing, specialty products
1483. and more. Limited vendor space is still available. Table
For a full schedule of events, visit
www.PassportHolyoke.org. pricing is $30 for a 6' table and $50 for a 10' table.
Crafters are asked to donate a raffle prize (approx. $25
value). Please contact Beth at 540-9867 or via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org for further informa-
tion or to be mailed a vendor application. Vendors may
also register at www.2011mdfair.eventbrite.com.
8 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
In the newS
Pluta signs proclamation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month
HOLYOKE – Last Thursday, Holyoke 25 domestic violence homicides in
Mayor Elaine Pluta signed a proclamation Massachusetts. "Domestic violence homi-
declaring October as Domestic Violence cides are not inevitable. In fact, some are
Awareness Month in Holyoke. In atten- predictable," stated Ms. Cavanaugh.
dance was the newly appointed Holyoke Statistics show that if a woman is connect-
Police Chief James M. Neiswanger, Karen ed to a domestic violence organization,
B. Cavanaugh, Executive Director of her chances of becoming a fatality
Womanshelter/Compañeras, City Council decrease dramatically. "So please, if you
member Brenna Murphy, and other repre- know a victim, remember these three
sentatives of Womanshelter/Compañeras. words: listen, believe and refer. Domestic
"I support the efforts of violence itself is preventable and members
Womanshelter/Compañeras to promote of the community, along with the mayor’s
the seriousness of domestic violence and office, police department and community
recognize that the entire community has agencies working together can keep fami-
to be involved in its prevention," stated lies safe." As part of the Proclamation
Mayor Pluta. ceremony, a representative from
October is nationally recognized as Womanshelter/Compañeras read the Turley Publications Submitted Photo
Domestic Violence Awareness Month. names of Massachusetts victims as Mayor Mayor Elaine Pluta signs a proclamation in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness
During the month, Pluta commemorated each by placing a month.
Womanshelter/Compañeras, a local white rose in a vase.
provider of services to domestic violence r of services to domestic violence vic- 25 domestic violence homicides in violence itself is preventable and members
victims, engages in public awareness cam- tims, engages in public awareness cam- Massachusetts. "Domestic violence homi- of the community, along with the mayor’s
paigns throughout the region to bring paigns throughout the region to bring cides are not inevitable. In fact, some are office, police department and community
attention to the issue of domestic vio- attention to the issue of domestic vio- predictable," stated Ms. Cavanaugh. agencies working together can keep fami-
lence, which according to the U.S. lence, which according to the U.S. Statistics show that if a woman is connect- lies safe." As part of the Proclamation
Department of Justice, affects one out of Department of Justice, affects one out of ed to a domestic violence organization, ceremony, a representative from
every four women in the United States. every four women in the United States. her chances of becoming a fatality Womanshelter/Compañeras read the
The symbol of Domestic Violence The symbol of Domestic Violence decrease dramatically. "So please, if you names of Massachusetts victims as Mayor
Awareness Month is the purple ribbon. Awareness Month is the purple ribbon. know a victim, remember these three Pluta commemorated each by placing a
Since January, 2011, there have been Since January, 2011, there have been words: listen, believe and refer. Domestic white rose in a vase.
Basic firearms safety course
Bugging CHICOPEE – A basic firearms safety
course will be held Nov.19 at the
wishing to apply for a license to carry
or FID card.
out Knights of Columbus, 460 Granby Rd.,
Chicopee from 8:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Class size is limited, first come, first
ser ve. To secure a seat please call
The cost is $80 per person which course instructor, Kevin R. Joslyn, 543-
includes light refreshments and lunch. 3505. The last date to reserve a spots is
This class is a prerequisite for those Nov. 11.
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From the front
CRUSH, from page 1
Winter carnival looking for assistance ownership, dissent, commitment and gifts. She asked
participants to listen more rather than offer advice,
HOLYOKE - The 2012 Holyoke Winter Carnival is displaying winter themed works in conjunction with which can lead to alienation and separation.
seeking volunteers and interested community groups the carnival. Musicians performing all genres of music A professional facilitator, Abramsen said she employs
to help organize city-wide festivities. The carnival, Jan. are welcomed, and variety show performers are wanted "large group methods" for the community conversations.
29 – Feb. 4, will be a week long, fun-filled, celebration for senior, youth and community programs. Similar events are regularly held in Cincinnati, Ohio. She
bringing together residents from across Holyoke to cel- If your community group is interested in sponsoring said the conversation cannot change at the community
ebrate the joys of winter. an event, a list of winter carnival ideas is available. The level "until we are all connected."
The Holyoke Winter Carnival will begin on Sunday deadline for submitting proposals is Friday Nov. 4. While conversations are starting to happen in the
Jan. 29, with an ecumenical winter church service and Artist’s deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 16. community, she wants more dialogue among residents.
conclude on Saturday Feb. 4, in the Canal District The Holyoke Winter Carnival’s mission is to create a "I'm hoping this series of dialogues will allow us to both
downtown. Each day a published schedule of events week long, city-wide, series of winter art and entertain- build community, but also go deeper with one another."
will include a variety of activities for area residents to ment events that enriches the cultural, economic, and she said.
attend. social vitality of the City of Holyoke. Simultaneously, Abramsen said those who offer constant advice, block
Volunteers are needed now to assist with planning its goal is to strengthen community spirit, belonging, the thoughts of others and leads to a form of "coloniza-
and coordinating some zany carnival activities that and connectedness to the natural setting of the Mount tion," where the person offering the advice thinks they
reach all areas of the city. Individual contests will be Tom Range. The winter carnival encourages community have the advantage. Active listening, she said, can lead to
held for best chili, chicken wings, desserts and snow organizations, churches, schools, and businesses to a "mutually empowering dynamic." Basically, being a
sculpting (politically correct). Community and club sponsor unique, creative, and inviting winter theme "witness and not an expert."
groups are being sought to host a flapjack breakfast, events that celebrate Holyoke. Holyoke Resident Melissa Casey said the event was
family game night, spaghetti dinner, winter book sale, For information on how to get involved in the "out of the norm" when compared to past C.R.U.S.H.
and just about anything that interests your group. Holyoke Winter Carnival, please contact Ken events, which had featured speakers and set topics.
Additionally, the Holyoke Winter Carnival is also Johnston at (413) 244-6766. "People are actually having conversations and talking
seeking photographers and visual artists interested in about Holyoke and what matters to them," she said.
A Ward 4 resident, she said a strong community is
important to her, especially being the parent of three-
year-old boy. "We need this to have the community
didn't think being a police officer anywhere else would
PROMOTED, from page 1 be different, but my familiarity with the city helps," he
grow, prosper and be the Holyoke we want to see," said
at Somers Prison in Connecticut. He served six years in said. She said the event gave her and others a place to
the U.S. Marine Corps. "I traveled the world and I found He added that building trust between the police express themselves.
my way back to the place where I was born and raised," department and the community is integral in his work. Scott Riley, the building's owner, said he was "instant-
said Thomas. Being from Holyoke, he said, he feels com- "It just makes our job a lot easier and it makes the com- ly excited" that C.R.U.S.H. chose the Wauregan, a build-
fortable patrolling the city's streets. munity more worth living in. More people will come into ing he and his partners purchased a few years back. "Part
"I got to know a lot of the people and they got to the city and have a comfort of growing up as I did in of why we bought the building was our excitement in
know me, good, bad or indifferent. It's a nice feeling. I Holyoke. I had a pleasant time," said Thomas. possibly being able to have a hand in actually altering
the future of a city," he said.
Riley, who lived in Manhattan and other major cities,
said the chance of even meeting a mayor in those com-
munities was rare or never happened. "The idea that we
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to resolve the issue. "We again ask them to end this divi-
sive action and join with their sisters and brothers at the
new Our Lady of the Cross Parish," read the statement.
Victor Anop, an attorney who represents the group of
steadfast parishioners, said he was served with the suit
on Thursday, which left little preparation time for the
Wednesday court appearance. He did, though, file a 74-
page rebuttal to prevent the civil action by the diocese.
"Our position is simply ‘Why would the leader of your
church go to a civil court and try to restrain you from
If you would like your photos returned please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. praying in a place of worship?’" he said.
Photo must be received by December 7, 2011.
Anop said the diocese was acting in an "autocratic
and dictatorial fashion," which he claimed is "out of
touch with today's world." He added that representatives
Please include this from the diocese had "lost their moral compass" and
information with photo: treated to the vigil holders in an "insensitive" way.
He said the diocese is "embroiled" in two other cases,
one in Northampton and one in Springfield, but judges
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in those cases have held off on final decisions until the
Vatican decides on both matters. The attorneys for the
Mater Dolorosa vigil holders filed an appeal with the
Bride’s Residence: Vatican shortly after the closing. Rome rejected the
groups appeal, but Anop said another appeal, with sup-
porting documents, was re-filed and they are waiting for
Name of Groom: Anop called the vigil and the appeal an "internal mat-
ter" which should remain a dispute within the Roman
Catholic Church and not become a civil matter. Anop
Groom’s Residence: said the group's appeal is still before the Vatican's
Congregation of Clergy, who reviews and decides on
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injunction, and thus end the vigil, or allow the Vatican
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10 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
In the classroom
Risks associated with transforming eyes this halloween
Eye doctors partner to educate par- mous danger and could cause permanent eye damage.
Anyone wearing contact lenses who develops redness,
from Basic Combat
ents, teens about costume contacts pain, discharge or white spots in the eye should remove
the lenses immediately and contact an ophthalmologist."
REGION – Each year, as Halloween approaches, revel- In 2005, a federal law was passed that classified all HOLYOKE - Army National Guard None
ers find new and interesting ways to enhance their cos- contact lenses as medical devices and restricted their dis- Ricardo Cumbahas graduated from Basic Combat
tumes. Many have turned to decorative contact lenses to tribution to licensed eye care professionals. Illegal sale of Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
complete their ghoulish or fantasy-like looks. Topping off contacts can result in civil penalties of up to $11,000 per During the nine weeks of training, the soldier
a costume with blood-drenched vampire eyes, glow-in- violation. Consumers should only buy decorative contact studied the Army mission and received instruc-
the-dark lizard lenses or maybe even the newest fad, cir- lenses from an eye care professional or a seller who asks tion and training exercises in drill and cere-
cle lenses are all cool and trendy options. But most peo- for a prescription. monies, Army history, core values and traditions,
ple do not know the sight-stealing consequences behind While Halloween is a popular time for people to use military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness,
making these choices. Obtaining decorative lenses decorative contact lenses, it’s important to take proper first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map
including colored contacts and novelty or costume lenses care year-round. To protect the eyes, an eye care profes- reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed
without a prescription is dangerous. And circle lenses, sional measures each eye in order to properly fit contacts and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and
which are becoming increasingly popular with teenage for the patient. There is no such thing as "one-size-fits- tactics.
girls, are not FDA-approved. Websites often advertise all" contact lenses. Contacts that are not properly fitted Cumba is the son of Martha Toledo of Pine
decorative contacts as if they were cosmetics, fashion may scratch the eye or cause blood vessels to grow into Street, Holyoke. He is a 2011 graduate of
accessories or toys. With whimsical, playful packaging the cornea. Additionally, the eye care professional Holyoke High School.
and names like Dolly Eyes, their targets are often teens instructs the patient on appropriate contact lens care.
and young adults. Contacts that are not cleaned and disinfected increase
The Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and the risk of eye infection. Not everyone is a good candi-
Surgeons and the American Academy of Ophthalmology date for contacts (prescription or decorative lenses).
are working together to warn Massachusetts parents and People who have:
teens that purchasing any contact lenses without an eye • frequent eye infections,
examination and a prescription from a licensed eye care • severe allergies,
professional such as an ophthalmologist – an eye medical • dry eye that is resistant to treatment,
doctor -- can cause serious eye disorders and infections, • a very dusty work environment, or Helen Dillon delights in her life
which may lead to blindness. All contact lenses are med- • an inability to handle and care for the lenses may at Providence Place,
ical devices that require a prescription and proper fitting not be suitable candidates for contacts. where she is free of winter worries!
by an eye care professional. Even if someone has perfect
vision, they need to get an eye exam and a prescription An eye care professional can assist in helping a patient “I watch the snow falling outside my
from an eye care professional in order to wear any kind of make a decision that is right for them. window and attend Mass without putting
contacts, including cosmetic lenses. Read a patient story and view the American Academy my winter boots on! It’s all here –
"This is a serious public health threat. People can lose of Ophthalmology’s 30- and 90-second public service Gentle Yoga, Bridge, a Book Club,
vision or go blind if their contact lenses do not fit cor- announcements. Social Programs and Delicious Meals.”
rectly or are not cared for properly," says Michael For more information on the safe wearing of decora-
tive lenses as well as regular contacts, visit Call Runa Skar for a free lunch and tour at 534 -9700
Goldstein, MD, president of the Massachusetts Society of
Eye Physicians and Surgeons. "These decorative lenses, www.geteyesmart.org.
Five Gamelin Street in Holyoke
some of which are not FDA approved, may pose an enor- www.providenceplace.org
The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011 • 11
The Canal Walk. Sunny day for Alissa Sedelow and Nancy Howard.
Elton Braitwaite cuts an Egyptian themed carving. Artist Tricia Marie Hennessey stands by her work.
Jessica Appleby and her Holyoke inspired
Jeff Brynes, Stefany Escobar and Joshua Garcia take a stroll along (l-r) Mayr Shurn and Yvonne Mitchell of Springfield.
the Canal Walk.
Lebron Mack takes a break at the Smokin'
Clear skies created shoppers on the Canal Walk. Lisa Sedelow of New Leaf Flower Shop sells fall arrangement. The Appleton Street shop is part of the
Center for Human Development.
12 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
In the Neighborhood
Chicopee resident to tell story of surviving Communist oppression, forced labor
SOUTH HADLEY - The Social Connection will wel- over crowded railroad cattle car held 36 people that were with his family. In England he worked as a bus driver
come Kazimierz Barut on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. sent to vast labor prison camps where they crushed rock and learned the electrical trade. He and his family emi-
to 12:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church on 319 for the trans-Siberian railway. grated to Chicopee to join his uncles in 1956.
Granby Rd. (Rt. 202). Barut was separated from his family and did not know Reservations are required and can be made by calling
The 86-year old Chicopee resident continues to tell if they were dead or alive. It took seven years before he the church office at 533-1925 by Wednesday, Oct. 26
his story of surviving Communist oppression, evacua- would be reunited with them. During those years he sur- and leaving your name, phone number and the number
tion, forced labor, combat in World Ware II and near-fatal vived disease and served in an anti-tank regiment in bat- of people attending with you on the church answering
illnesses because he believes it is his duty and obligation tles including The Battle of Monte Cassino, a costly series machine. The cost is $5, which includes snacks, lunch,
to pass it on. of four battles during World War II fought by the Allies beverages, and dessert. The public is welcome and peo-
The retired master electrician was just 15 when he against Germans with the intention of breaking through ple are invited to bring a non-perishable food item to
and his family were loaded onto a train in eastern Poland the Winter Line and seizing Rome. help fill a Thanksgiving dinner basket for a needy family
and sent to Siberia in 1940 as part of Stalin’s ethnic When he was sent to Iran to guard an oil refinery he in South Hadley.
cleansing and mass deportation of nearly 400,000 peo- thought he was in heaven.
ple. There were 96 rail cars as they left Szepietowka; his After the war he lived in England and was reunited
Mental Health First Aid to be offered next weekend Horizons for Homeless
SOUTH HADLEY – A three-part workshop titled Mental because within many families there exists a mental health Children seeks volunteers
Health First Aid will be offered in South Hadley on Oct. issue in need of identification, attention and understand-
22, 29, and Nov.5. The South Hadley Community ing." REGION - Horizons for Homeless
Coalition to Prevent Suicide, The Holyoke Youth Task The interactive certification class will be instructed by Children is seeking fun-loving, dependable
Force, and clergy in South Hadley and Granby are cospon- Maureen Dimock and Meg Mastriana of the Behavioral people to interact and play with children liv-
soring the workshop, which will be offered from 9 a.m. to Health Network, which serves South Hadley, Holyoke, ing in family shelters throughout Western
1:30 p.m. each day. Mount Holyoke College will host the Granby and other communities in western Massachusetts. Massachusetts. A minimum six-month com-
program. Rebecca Masters of the Holyoke Youth Task Force said, mitment of two hours per week is required.
The suicide prevention coalition was formed in 2010, "This is an amazing opportunity to increase one’s knowl- Day and evening hours are available.
and sponsored training in "Question, Persuade and Refer" edge on an issue that affects all of our communities. The Trainings are held regularly and are listed on
suicide prevention last September. Sarah Etelman, a Holyoke Youth Task Force is proud to be a part of this ini- our website. Our next training will be held in
Coalition member said, "The Mental Health First Aid cur- tiative." the Springfield area on Nov. 9 and 10 from 6-
riculum will build on last year’s session to help anyone to The public can register for the workshop by sending an 9 p.m. For more information about the pro-
recognize the signs of depression and anxiety." email to SHPreventSuicide@gmail.com. The cost to partic- gram, or to register for a training, please visit
Mental health professionals report that the average per- ipants is a single contribution of $15, which will be www.horizonsforhomelesschildren.org or
son is more likely to encounter a person in an emotional or payable with cash or check at the first session. contact our office directly by phone at (413)
mental crisis than someone having a heart attack, and that Registrations for the workshop will be accepted on a first- 532-0526 or email at aditmer@horizons-
mental disorders are more common than heart disease and come, first-served basis. forhomelesschildren.org. It is a fantastic
cancer combined. Mental Health First Aid training is coor- Bob Judge, a coalition member, said, "We thank Mount experience that benefits everyone involved.
dinated by the National Council for Community Behavioral Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella and the
Healthcare, which trains and certifies instructors to deliver College's Community-Based Learning Program for their
the twelve-hour course in communities nationwide. financial support of this program."
The Rev. Lori Souder of the First Congregational Church For more information, go to http://southhadleycoalition- Follow us on facebook:
of South Hadley, one of the clergy members endorsing the topreventsuicide.wordpress.com/, or phone Bob Judge at Facebook.com/HolyokeSun
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mixed hardwoods, 16” pieces, Pottery & Glass, Sterling Silver,
or best offer (413)331-2434.
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tor Amtrol WX202 tank & stand, and bordering towns struments, Books, Old Radios, www.a-v-tech.com
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CALL (413)267-3786 or
Home Improvement & Repair PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
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call Kevin 978-355-6864.
offer (413)967-5230 or
All hardwood. 413-532-9949 • 413-459-3343 Contact Jim 413-544-4906
*Also have seasoned softwood for
outdoor boilers (Cheap).
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ered same day. 1,2,3,4 cord hourly rate. LC9070 Paul
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loads. Monson (413)657-6143. A CALL WE HAUL 413-323-5897.
crafts, seasonal, collectibles, large moving, gutters cleaned. Call
variety of goods, $.50 table 9-5 LOG LENGTH FIREWOOD for Fast Junk Removal someone you know.
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Also Furniture Cleanouts, Appl, Bsmnts.
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MULTI FAMILY TAG sale Friday
SEASONED HARDWOOD CHIMNEY SERVICES: CLEAN-
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items. 96 West Street, Granby Miscellaneous yard debris. Barns, sheds, demol-
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Dist. Quality products, low prices, 20 yd. container, truck available. Design & Build Team
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garage & barn packages, lumber,
trusses. Delivery available. Free
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October 15, 2011, Main Auction
10:00 AM, Box lot session 9:30 AVIATION MAINTENANCE/AVI- Bob (413) 374-6175
AM. Quaboag Country Club, Mon-
son, MA. Great Furniture- Sterling
ONICS. GRADUATE in 15
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Silver- Political Memorabilia- aid if qualified. Job placement as-
Quilts- Clocks- Estate Jewelry- sistance. Call National Aviation
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at $24.99/mo. Local channels in-
cluded! Free HD for life. Free
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Antiques Blockbuster movies for 3 months.
Free Est. 1 (413)596-7286, 1
HOUSES • CONCRETE • PATIOS
EASY STREET ANTIQUES. Buy-
ing antique & vintage glassware,
HAS YOUR BUILDING
DK POWERWASHING Mark’s Delivery Service
pottery, hummels, jewelry, SHIFTED? Contact Woodford
Call (413) 297-4276
watches, military, toys, Legos,
hunting, fishing, stringed instru-
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FOR ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS
ing, foundation and wood frame
Hauling DRIVEWAYS, OIL AND stone,
ments, clothing, books, tools, & repairs at
more. We also provide estate sale durable but inexpensive. Choice
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CTHIS#571557; RICRB#22078. A AND D HAULING. Affordable,
trucking available. Fill/ Loam/
Gravel. Call J. Fillion Liquid As-
QUILTERS MOST INCREDIBLE
Dependable Removal at its best!
Real Estate closings our specialty.
phalt (413)668-6192. Free Estimates
Firewood fabric store: Definitely worth visit, Will clean homes, attics, cellars DRYWALL AND CEILINGS,
good prices, high quality, nice and barns. *Demo work and metal plaster repair. Drywall hanging. We can accommodate any size move
2 YRS. SEASONED OAK & people. Ryco’s, 25 Carrington
HARD WOODS. Cut, split, deliv- Street, Lincoln, RI 800-551-8277.
removal at discounted rates. 10%
discount with ad. Free estimates.
Taping & complete finishing. All
ceiling textures. Fully insured. Ja-
throughtout New England.
ered. 2, 3 & 4 cord loads. R.T.
Smart & Sons. 1-413-267-3827.
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sand, refinish hardwood floors. CARE INGS, cover pumping, tear downs, Private tutoring available. Grades Option to sign up online. Up to
Free estimates. Best prices, qual- Fall Clean-ups filter repair, new/used filters, mo- 1-8. Basic subjects. Certi. in MA 50% profit. 1-800-258-1815.
ity work. Owner operated, 20+ Mowing tors, weekly vacs, chemicals. Call w/ B.A. & M.A. in Education. Bar- email@example.com
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Landscaping Legal Services Pets Hampden for 6 year old girl with
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painting services. For all your
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home improvement needs.
buggies, driveable or lawn orna- bi-weekly mowing, mulching-land- Free Initial Consultation. for assistance to spay/neuter your CNA’S/ HHA’S/ PCA’S
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ments. Reasonable prices. Quality scape design, new lawn installs, (413)539-8000 cat/dog. 413-565-5383. CON- for Home Care and
basements and more!
workmanship. Call (413)213-0373 overseeding, tree cutting & prun- We are a debt relief agency and CERNED CITIZENS FOR ANI- Nursing Homes
Joe’s GC-License #CS093368.
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Right Masonry. Brick, block,
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stone, stucco, concrete. Specializ-
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Child Services Call for all your needs. Windows, ALL SPRING, SUMMER, FALL. and old construction. Registered, nado. Price $225.00. Will talk.
siding, roofs, additions, decks, Specializing in shrub and tree insured. 30 yrs. experience. Free Also consider trades for some or
*NEW STATE LAW. Anyone ad- baths, hardwood floors, painting. trimming, grass cutting, landscape all of cost. To good homes only.
vertising caring of children must All work 100% guaranteed. Li- design, Spring and Fall cleanups Call Dave, 413-858-5365 (cell#).
list a license number to do so if censed and insured. Call Bob and removal. Mulch, stone, loam Painting After 4 p.m.
they offer this service in their own
(860)301-8283 CS Lic. #97110,
Cell deliveries, also snowplowing. Pro-
fessional and fully insured. Please
INTERIOR/ EXTERIOR 25 years RETIRED RACING Become a Foster Parent
exp. Trying to rent an apartment, GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE and enhance the lives of abused or neglected chil-
HIC Lic #162905
Cleaning Services call Bob
(413)538-7954 or sell/ buy a house, or just freshen FOR ADOPTION
dren or teens. Earn $1500/mo tax-free. Excellent
training, support and weekly supervision.
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Fall clean-ups, bobcat service, Mazzu Painting. Reg. #155692.
Hadley. (413)592-9786. Please call Kevin (978)355-6864. Greyhound Options Inc or email inquiries to
landscape construction, new John (413)222-1378.
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troubleshooting. Hardware, soft- dows or a deck etc. you can count FALL CLEANUPS, CURBSIDE (413)262-4007. Hershey – almost 2 y.o., likes
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Theatre, Phones, etc. Monique
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online at lawn installations, snow plowing
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small. 30 years experience. Mas- female, used to home life, very af-
BILL CAMERLIN. ADDITIONS, save.413-569-3733 office/fax MA and get your free estimate. Serv- DRIVERS: REGIONAL & OTR.
ter plumber LIC. NO. 10338. Call fectionate, would like a ranch
service changes, small jobs for Lic. #100821 MA Reg. #156758 ing Monson, Wilbraham, Palmer Start up to $.41/mi+ Excellent
Rick (413)533-3109. home and someone home a lot of
homeowners, fire alarms. Fast, CT Lic. #0620422 and Ludlow. Benefits. 401K + Bonuses. Miles
the time to let her out, seems to
dependable, reasonable rates. In- DRS PAINTING & HOME IM- GREG LAFOUNTAIN PLUMB- be cat safe & Guaranteed Hometime! CDL-A
sured, free estimates. E280333. FALL LEAF CLEANUP, ING & Heating. Lic #19196 Re-
PROVEMENTS One call does it 6mos. Exp. (888)219-8041
24 hour emergency service. fertilizer, gutters cleaned, pairs & Replacement of fixtures,
all. Free estimates. Best price Mouse – 4 y.o. red brindle fe-
(413)427-5862. powerwashing, snow removal, water heater installations, INDEPENDENT DRIVER
guaranteed. Lic #168118 Insured male, very outgoing, likes every-
general home maintenance steam/HW boiler replacement. WANTED with your own cargo or
DEPENDABLE ELECTRICIAN, (413)218-9042 or e-mail us one, great personality, seems to
Dependable and Kitchen & Bath remodeling. 30 minivan. No pick-up trucks. Imme-
FRIENDLY service, installs deic- firstname.lastname@example.org be safe with cats
Reliable Service years experience. Fully insured. diate openings. Only serious need
ing cables. Free estimates. Fully Sr. Discounts. apply. Call (413)589-8650
insured. Scot Winters electrician $10. Gas Card With Work Per- Nikki – 2 y.o. brindle female,
Carl 413-221-2113 formed. Call Greg (413)592-1505. 9am-3pm.
came with her sisters Rikki and
Lic. #13514-B Call (413)244-7096.
ELECTRICIAN AVAILABLE FOR
Affordable HYDROSEEDING AND LAND- LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222 Pam and brother Earl, listens well, POLICE CHIEF, TOWN of Wilbra-
ham. The Town of Wilbraham
industrial, commercial and resi-
dential jobs of all sizes. 30’ lift
Home SCAPE Construction. Retaining
walls, erosion control, skid steer
Products That Assist
ELDERLY and DISABLED
likes other dogs, does not seem to
be cat safe (Pop 15,000) is located in the Pio-
service available for hire. Li-
censed and fully insured with over
Improvement work, fencing, plantings, loam,
trenching, etc. Free estimates.
Satisfy Your Needs
IMPROVE YOUR COMFORT Niko – 8 y.o. brindle male, used
neer Valley of western Massachu-
setts, approximately 80 miles west
IMPROVE YOUR LIFE to home life, affectionate, likes to of Boston. Wilbraham is consid-
19 years experience. License Medeiros. (413)267-4050.
#20529A Ray Croteau
Painting/Ceilings (413)668-5299 snuggle, likes other dogs, needs ered a quiet, suburban/rural and
LADIES LANDSCAPING. PAT- safe town which is an ideal place
413-284-0507. Replacement IOS, sidewalks, sprinkler systems,
some work on the leash, seems to
be cat safe to raise a family. Its schools and
EXPERIENCED LICENSED Windows/Doors retaining walls, lawn installation, Roofing recreational opportunities are of
ELECTRICIAN E51458. Large to lawn maintenance, landscape de- Pam – 2 y.o. brindle female, high quality. The community is
small jobs. Prompt service, pro- sign, bobcat work. Free estimates. A GREAT TIME of year to do roof
came with her sisters Rikki and served by a three-member Board
fessional work, fully insured, free Fully insured. Call (413)387-8609. repairs after this harsh winter. Call
Nikki and brother Earl, likes other of Selectmen with a full-time Town
estimates. 24 hours. Bruce
Fully Insured • Free Estimates www.ladieslandscaping.com Local Bldrs. (413)626-5296 for all
dogs and company, playful, does Administrator and Open Town
(413)883-9657. (413)532-4517 Office LUCID DEVELOPMENT SPE-
your roofing needs. Shingles, flat,
not seem to be cat safe Meeting as its form of govern-
metal and slate. Fully licensed
JAMES FERRIS: LICENSE
(413)530-5805 Cell CIALIZING in custom design ston-
and insured. MA CS#102453.
ance. The Chief works under the
MA Lic. 98013 • MA HIC 150412 • Lead Cert. escaping, patios, stone walls and Percy – 6 y.o. red male, used to administrative direction of the
#E16303. Free estimates. Senior Senior Discount
stairways, retaining walls and all home life, easy-going, very sweet, Town Administrator and is respon-
Discounts. Insured. 40 years ex- WINTER DAMAGE, DRYWALL, sible under Chapter 41, Section
your excavation needs. Free esti- seems to be cat safe
perience. No job too small. Cell Sheetrock, Taping, Textures, A HOLE IN your roof to a Whole
mates. Call Jeff Marion 97A for the organization, training,
(413)330-3682. Knock downs, general renova- New Roof! Specializing in hard to
(413)561-3311. Rosa – 10 y.o. fawn female, was and direction of 37 full-time sworn
tions, repairs, painting, tile. In- find leaks. Call N.P. Home Im-
LICENSED ELECTRICIAN. brood mama, sweet, easy-going, and civilian personnel and a $2.1
sured. Free estimates. TRACTOR FOR HIRE provements for your roofing
PROMPT, efficient, reasonable. friendly, would make good com- million department budget. The
413-427-4662. Ma Reg •Backhoe/ loader needs. (413)532-7603
Obligation–free estimates. Senior panion, not safe around cats minimum requirements for this po-
#274556DA •Brushhogging and field mowing
discounts. Will beat anyone’s sition are a Bachelor's Degree and
price. Fully insured. Local. Walter
•Specializing in medium and small
Snow Removal Call Mary (413)566-3129 or Claire fifteen (15) years of police experi-
Paul Partyka Lic.#11294B.
House Cleaning jobs
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SNOW IS SOON to fall, give us a creasingly responsible police
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call. Most driveways $40 per management experience. A Mas-
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of police experience, five (5) years
Events $28/yd (15 yd minimum)
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS of which is increasingly responsi-
ST. MARY'S CHURCH is looking
Delivery only- call for price
•2-25 yd loads
Tree Work offered year round at our state of ble police management experi-
the art facility. Beginner to ad- ence, is preferred. Salary is com-
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JOB OPENING – Director of Pro- ceived by November 4, 2011 will 800-486-2121 THE QR light repairs $550/mo
grams. The Proteus Fund seeks a
full-time Director of Programs, a
be given priority consideration. BROOKFIELD: Nicely land- CODE first and last month
new position at the Fund. The Di- scaped home on 2.5 private FOR ALL REAL ESTATE advertised
rector of Programs reports to the Business Opp. acres, living room with pellet MORE herein is subject to the Federal 413-348-9335
stove, large open kitchen, recent Fair Housing Act, which makes it
Executive Director, serves on Pro- MAKE EXTRA MONEY selling my updates include roof, windows,
INFO! illegal to advertise “any prefer-
teus Fund’s Management Team candles with your own web page. furnace. Handy to pike. $189,900 ence, limitation, or discrimination
and guides and manages a grow- Details at www.seemsc.com/sell- PRICE CHANGE because of race, color, religion,
ing team of program officers lo- ing or text questions to
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413-636-8925, Email could be a charmer with a little national origin, or intention to
country. While each program offi- largest timeshare in the world. Or-
email@example.com TLC. Three bedrooms, nice make any such preference, limita-
cer provides program leadership ange Lake is right next to Disney
kitchen, good room sizes. Cov- tion, or discrimination.” We will not
and is responsible for program Real Estate ered porches. $110,000 knowingly accept any advertising
and has many amenities including
golf, tennis, and a water park.
strategy, planning, management,
budgets, implementation, and FLORIDA SUNSHINE! WINTER for real estate which is in violation Weeks available are Feb. 26 to
evaluation, the Director of Pro- is coming. Buy now. View all SW WARE: Country charmer de- BELCHERTOWN – Enviable Cape Cod. of the law. All persons are hereby Mar. 4 & Mar. 4 to Mar. 11, 2012.
grams provides support, oversight Florida properties, including fore- scribes this four bedroom Ranch, Savor peaceful privacy on 0.93 acres. informed that all dwellings adver- (Sun. to Sun.) $850 inclusive.
and coordination among various closures. many updates located on a dead Discover the delights of this wooded-lot tised are available on an equal op- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Qualified candidates will have Langham, Broker Wheeler Real $129,999 tennis. (71245919) $249,500
ON THE ISLAND, 1ST FL
eight to ten years experience in Estate of Venice. (941)270-7771 CONDO, 1 MILE TO BEACH, 2
Terrylangham@wheeler- WARE: This 2000+ sf Cape has a
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ment, communications or relevant homes.com lot to offer. Four bedrooms, ga- FOR RENT BR, 2 BATH, CEN AIR, LANAI.
NOV - DEC $1,500/ MONTH JAN
management-level position. Addi- rage, pool, nice neighborhood
MAINE COASTAL BUILDING lot - APRIL $1,800/ MONTH CALL
tional qualifications and a detailed minutes to major routes. Check
(was $99,900-NOW $39,900) 413-821-1311
job description can be found on out the 900 sf master suite. Many
Nicely wooded 1 acre bldg. lot,
the organization’s website: with deeded access to a very pic- All real estate advertising in this Storage
www.proteusfund.org/job-posting. turesque coastal bay. Soil tested, newspaper is subject to the Federal
Candy Smith 413-348-9289 BELCHERTOWN – Enticing Colonial! Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes
While many of the organization’s surveyed and great owner financ- Become the proud owner of this
program team work in different Dorrinda it illegal to advertise any preference,
ing. Privacy. North of Bar Harbor 3BR/2BA wooded-lot home nicely sited
O’Keefe-Shea 978-434-1990 limitation or discrimination based on
parts of the country, Proteus Region. Call L&S Realty
Glen Moulton 413-967-5463
on 0.92 acres. Secluded den, hardwood race, color, religion, sex, handicap, Indoor
seeks a Director of Programs who (207)781-3294. flooring. (71244791) $268,700 familial status (number of children and Boat & RV
can work out of its office in Am- Ruth Vadnais 413-967-6326
or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, Storage
herst, MA. Proteus Fund is a grant Jill Stolgitis 413-477-8780
age, marital status, or any intention to
making foundation committed to Shalene make any such preference, limitation or
Friedhaber 413-593-6656 Safe & Secure
advancing justice through democ-
racy, human rights and peace. We
Your Ad Cindy St. George 413-967-3012
This newspaper will not knowingly accept 10/15/11 to 05/05/12
Janis Quattrocelli 413-250-1639 any advertising for real estate that is in
partner with individual donors and
foundations to achieve their goals,
Could Be Here violation of the law. Our readers are hereby $23 per ft by
through strategy development, re-
informed that all dwellings advertising in Length of
this newspaper are available on an equal Vehicle
search and fund management. BELCHERTOWN – A real delight.
opportunity basis. To complain about
Explore the versatility of this reward- Price for entire season
discrimination call The Department of
ing 4BR/2+BA Colonial! Lots of Housing and Urban Development “ HUD”
space. Hardwood flooring. Two-car toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. Call Peter
garage. Pleasant living! (71280180)
area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll (413) 467-1252
free number for the hearing impaired is
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LUDLOW 4 ROOM TOWN-
Palmer Healthcare Ctr. is a 61 bed skilled nursing facility REAL ESTATE
HOUSE apt. w/2 bdrms, 1.5 1966 FORD COBRA ERA Rep-
dedicated to the care of people with Alzheimer’s, baths, central A/C, gas heat, lica, black, 427 side-oiler engine,
as well as other dementia. We are currently searching stove & refrig. $900 monthly rent 4 speed transmission 4,700 miles,
plus utilities. No pets or water- black leather interior $49,000.
to fill the following positions:
BELCHERTOWN – A meticulous beds. First, last and security de- Clear MA title. No tire kickers!
NURSE MANAGER FULL TIME JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER Colonial.Open floor plan,Living Room posit required. (413)583-3097 or Dean (508)867-7642.
w/ fireplace, kitchen w/ custom made (413)583-6424.
• Long term care & supervisor experience required See thousands cabinets and center island. Large Autos Wanted
LICENSED NURSE of homes for sale back deck and stone patio Move in MONSON 1 BEDROOM, appli-
condition (71265289) $329,000 $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dol-
• 11-7, 24 hour position 24 hours a day ances included, off road parking, lar paid for your unwanted cars,
CNA’S 7 days a week nice backyard. $550 no utilities. trucks, vans, big and small, run-
at Call (413)427-1463.
• All shifts part time & per diem ning or not. Call 413-534-5400.
• Full time, 11-7 shift PALMER 1 BR. Recently reno- AAAA** DONATION: Donate
vated. Off street parking. Close to your car, boat, or real estate. IRS
Please apply to: Brenda Sanchez, DNS, 250 Shearer St., Thinking of selling? Pike. Appliances incl. Laundry tax deductible. Free pick-up/tow
Palmer, MA 01069 • email@example.com Call us today for a room. $650/mo. Available Oct. any model/condition. Help under-
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EOE market value on ter 800-883-6399.
BELCHERTOWN – Not your typical
your home! colonial!1st flr master suite w/jacuzzi PALMER ONE BEDROOM apt., CASH FOR CARS: Any make,
convenient location, hot water in- model or year. We pay more!
tub.Brazillian cherry flrs on 1st level.
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room.Raised stone patio(71228352) (413)596-6286 or (413)289-9442. truck today. Free towing! Instant
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$590-$630 month; 2 bdrm,
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$690-$730 month. All units renov. 800-549-2791. Help Us Transform
firstname.lastname@example.org updated throughout.
w/disposal, dishwashers, micro-
This property offers Lives In The Name Of Christ.
wave, elec. range, carpets. Park-
Part-time Position: multiple oversized
ing, fishing and playground. Cats Motorcycles
Days and some evenings as required. Functions of the Position: okay. Call 413-283-9472.
with 10x12 doors.
Provides transportation for activities and resident needs, cleans and BELCHERTOWN – Colonial on 1.0 1999 HONDA SHADOW Aero
performs routine maintenance on van, implements shopping and acre corner lot-Turkey Hill Estates. PALMER. 3 & 4 BR eat-in 1100. Excellent running bike. 20k
Granite counters in kitchen, maple kitchen, pantry, yard. Pet OK, miles, fresh oil, new starter last
recreational van trips, delivers notices, performs special projects, as floors and custom woodwork. off-street parking. (413)883-3729 year, new battery this year. Has
assigned by Manager. (71274372) $398,000 or (781)235-1739. Big BUB exhaust and jetted, all
accessories. Have extra wind-
Qualiﬁcations and Skills: Jones Group Realtors PALMER/THREE RIVERS Great, shield and original parts to include
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and have a good driving Amherst 413-549-3700 modern one bedroom, wd the stock exhaust. Corbin seat
record. Should be outgoing, assertive and creative in dealings with Belchertown 323-7295 hook-up, appliances avail. Good and two hard saddlebags.
a diverse resident base. Ability to work independently; should be a $129,900 Northampton 413-585-0400 location. $600, deposits. NO $3400.00 or best offer. Peter
self-starter. Ability to plan, organize and lead according to resident PETS. (413)896-2513 leave mes- 413-436-8042.
needs. Ability to handle emergency situations and pressure due to 2006 SUZUKI GSXR600 5,000
complexity and time sensitivity. Manual dexterity for competent Evenings call:
WARREN LARGE 3 BEDROOM miles, jet black, after market pipe,
driving and assisting residents in/out of van as well as ability to walk COURTNEY SHAW 413-289-4450 Mobile Homes apt. stove and refrigerator in- windshield, frame sliders, excel-
through large community. Willing to be an active team member MERRIE BROWN 413-668-8190 cluded, w/d hook-up, large yard. lent condition $5,000
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16 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
In the NewS
Legals Free family portraits for tornado victims
REGION - Free family portrait sessions opportunity for the community.
are offered for families that have been The intention is to have the family
COMMONWEALTH OF 2000 Pont Grand Prix Commonwealth of
MASSACHUSETTS Vin# 1G2WJ52J4YF277094 Massachusetts
affected by the tornado that hit the photographed and the family would leave
THE TRIAL COURT LKO: John Wong, 47 Barrington The Trial Court region. The Pioneer Valley Photographic with a framed image that is ready to hang
Probate & Family Court Dept. St., Springfield, Ma. 01129 Probate and Family Court Artists are hosting a one day event that on the wall. All of this is at no cost to the
HAMPDEN Div. 1992 Acura Legend 50 State Street
HD11E0026PP Vin# JH4KA7670NC000068 Springfield, MA 01103 would give families that may have lost family.
To James Canata of Holyoke LKO: Jennifer Gaynd, 104 Docket No. HD11P1912GD everything, an opportunity to have a pro- To book your session please contact:
in the County of Hampden, and to Stafford St, Apt. F16, Springfield, In the Matter of:
all other persons interested. Ma. 01104 ANTONIOS PETER STATHATOS fessional family portrait at no cost. The Lani Giguere-413-244-0781
A petition has been presented 1998 Chevy Cav. Of: HOLYOKE, MA event takes place Saturday Nov. 12 from lanigiguere@heritagephotographyon-
to said Court by John B. Canata Vin# 1G1JC1249WM116499 RESPONDENT
and Donna L. Dempsey, both of LKO: William Burgos, 101 Slater Alleged Incapacitated Person
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Indian Orchard Mills, line.com
said Holyoke, representing that Ave., Springfield, Ma. 01119 CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF Building 2, 34-40 Front Street, Indian For information other than your ses-
they hold as tenants in common 2000 Chevy Cav. PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT Orchard Ma. 01151. Limited to the first sion:
an undivided part or share of land Vin# 1G1JC5242Y7109127 OF GUARDIAN FOR
lying in said Holyoke and briefly LKO: Candice Ostrander, 131 INCAPACITATED PERSON 40 families Please contact Michael LeClair at 413-
described as attached, praying Beacon Dr., Palmer, Ma. 01069 PURSUANT TO We are offering this to local families 575-1088 or email michaelleclairphotog-
that this Court: 1988 GMC Pickup G.L. C. 190B, §5-304
1. Determine the fair market Vin# 1GTDK14K6JZ543105 To the named Respondent that went through the terrible events that email@example.com.
value of said land; LKO: Joseph Rame, 7 Russell and all other interested persons, happened in the Sponsors: Heritage Photography,
2. Determine the fair market Ter., Holyoke, Ma. 01040 a petition has been filed by
value of the share of said land 1997 Mercedes E420 JAMES STATHATOS of NEW
June 1, 2011 tornado. After seeing Primary Colour Gallery of Granby Ma.,
held by each tenant in common; Vin# WDBJF72FIVA393150 YORK, NY PETER STATHATOS some of the devastation and realizing Beckie Bragga Photography, Canson-
3. Order James Canata to sell LKO: Glen Jacobs, 173 Riverboat of BREWSTER, NY in the above people lost everything including family Infinity, Hunt’s Photo and Video, Pioneer
his share to the petitioners, John Village, So. Hadley, Ma. 01075 captioned matter alleging that
B. Canata and Donna L. Demp- 2000 Ford F150 Pickup ANTONIOS P STATHATOS is in pictures I thought this might be a good Valley Photographic Artists.
sey, for the fair market value of Vin# 2FTRX17WIYCA37792 need of a Guardian and request-
James Canata’s share, or, in the LKO: Edwin Reminez, 70 Harris- ing that JAMES STATHATOS of
alternative, order said land sold at on Ave., Apt 1804, Springfield, NEW YORK, NY PETER
HOW TO ANSWERS TO LAST WEEKS PUZZLE
private sale for not less than one Ma. 01108 STATHATOS, of BREWSTER, NY
hundred twenty-two thousand, six
hundred ($122,600.00) dollars;
2002 Chevy Blazer
(or some other suitable person)
be appointed as Guardian to
SUBMIT LEGAL NOTICES
and LKO: Stephen Nelson, 100 serve Without Surety on the
4. If a private sale of the land Angela Dr., Chicopee, Ma. 01020 bond. All legal notices to be pub-
is ordered, order distribution of 10/7,10/14,10/21/11 The petition asks the court to
the net sale proceeds in such a determine that the Respondent is
lished in “paper name here”
manner as to make the partition incapacitated, that the appoint- should be sent directly to
just and equal. Commonwealth of ment of a Guardian is necessary, firstname.lastname@example.org. Karen
The Petitioners and Respond- Massachusetts and that the proposed Guardian Lanier processes all legals for
ent are the owners, as Tenants In The Trial Court is appropriate. The petition is on this newspaper and can
Common, under and pursuant to Probate and Family Court file with this court and may con- answer all of your questions
the Last Will and Testament of 50 State Street tain a request for certain specific regarding these notices.
Teresa Canata, Hampden County Springfield, MA 01103 authority.
Probate Court Docket No. (413)748-7758 You have the right to object to
Please indicate the newspa-
07P2256EP1, of certain real Docket No. HD11P1937EA this proceeding. If you wish to do pers and publication date(s)
estate commonly known as 19 In the Estate of: so, you or your attorney must file for the notice(s) in the subject
Francis Avenue, Holyoke, Hamp- GAIL STACHOWICZ a written appearance at this court line of your email. For ques-
den County, Massachusetts more otherwise on or before 10:00 a.m. on the tions regarding coverage area,
particularly bounded and des- GAIL A. STACHOWICZ return date of 10/25/2011. This procedures or cost, please call
cribed in a deed dated June 19, Late of: HOLYOKE, MA 01040 day is NOT a hearing date, but a Karen directly at 413-283-
1979 recorded in Hampden Date of Death: 09/13/2011 deadline date by which you have
County Registry of Deeds Book NOTICE OF PETITION FOR to file the written appearance if
4784, Page 390, a copy of which PROBATE OF WILL you object to the petition. If you
is annexed hereto and made a To all persons interested in fail to file the written appearance Turley Publications, Inc.
part hereof. Said premises are the above captioned estate, a by the return date, action may be publishes 15 weekly newspa-
described as follows: petition has been presented taken in this matter without further pers throughout Western
The land in Holyoke, in the requesting that a document pur- notice to you. In addition to filing Massachusetts. Visit www.tur-
County of Hampden and Com- porting to be the last will of said the written appearance, you or ley.com for more information.
monwealth of Massachusetts, decedent be proved and allowed your attorney must file a written
bounded and described as fol- and that CAROL DESROCHERS affidavit stating the specific facts
lows: of LEXINGTON, KY be appointed and grounds of your objection
BEGINNING at a point on the executor/trix, named in the will to within 30 days after the return
Westerly side of Francis Avenue, serve Without Surety date.
one hundred and seventy-six and If you desire to object thereto, IMPORTANT NOTICE The
00/100 (176.00) feet northerly you or your attorney must file a outcome of this proceeding may
from the southeasterly corner of written appearance in said Court limit or completely take away the
Lot #80 (eighty) on plan of lots of at: SPRINGFIELD on or before above-named person’s right to
Maple Terrace Building Sites, ten o’clock in the morning (10:00 make decisions about personal
recorded in Hampden County a.m.) on: 11/02/2011 affairs or financial affairs or both.
Registry of Deeds, Book of Plans In addition, you must file a The above-named person has the
L, Page 58, and running thence written affidavit of objections to right to ask for a lawyer. Anyone
NORTHEASTERLY along the petition, stating specific facts may make this request on behalf
said Francis Avenue, fifty and and grounds upon which the of the above-named person. If the
00/100 (50.00) feet to the north- objection is based, withn (30) above-named person cannot
easterly corner of Lot #83 (eighty- days after the return day (or such afford a lawyer, one may be
three) on said plan, and running other time as the court, on motion appointed at State expense.
thence with notice to the petitioner, may WITNESS, Hon. Anne M
WESTERLY at a right angle, allow) in accordance with Probate Geoffrion, First Justice of this
one hundred forty-three and Rule 16. Court
98/100 (143.98) feet to the north- WITNESS, Hon. Anne M Date: September 28, 2011
westerly corner of said Lot #83 Geoffrion, First Justice of this Thomas P. Moriarty, Jr.
(eighty-three) and running thence Court. Register of Probate
SOUTHERLY fifty and 07/100 Date: October 4, 2011 10/14/11
(50.07) feet to the southwesterly Thomas P. Moriarty, Jr.
corner of said Lot #83 (eighty- Register of Probate Commonwealth of
three); thence 10/14/11 Massachusetts
EASTERLY one hundred forty The Trial Court
and 99/100 (140.99) feet to the HOLYOKE CHICOPEE Probate and Family Court
place of beginning. WESTFIELD CONSORTIUM 50 State Street
BEING Lot #83 (eighty-three) PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Springfield, MA 01103
on said plan. The City of Holyoke Office for Docket No.
If you desire to object thereto Community Development will HD11P1972EA
you or our attorney should file a conduct a public hearing on In the Estate of:
written appearance in said Court Wednesday November 2, 2011 FRANCIS GRIFFIN
at Springfield before ten o’clock in at 5:30 pm in the fourth floor con- Late of: Holyoke, MA 01040
the forenoon on the twenty-eighth ference room of City Hall Annex, Date of Death: 08/29/2011
day of October 2011, the return Holyoke MA 01040. The purpose NOTICE OF PETITION
day of this citation. of the public hearing is to assess FOR PROBATE OF WILL
Witness, Anne M. Geoffrion, the community needs and priori- To all persons interested in
Esquire, First Justice of said ties for the FFY2012 Annual Plan, the above captioned estate, a CLUES ACROSS 27. Touchdown 55. Precipitation 21. Festival
Court, this sixteenth day of Sept- current plan amendments (if any), petition has been presented
ember, 2011. and a summary of CDBG and requesting that a document pur- 1. Membrane 29. Theater stage 56. Satisfying an processions
Thomas P. Moriarty, Jr. HOME expenditures and activi- porting to be a copy of the last will around the lungs scenery appetite 22. Tolerate
Register of Probate ties. A meeting of the Citizens of said decedent be proved and 7. Perennial 30. A slight amount 26. Look at with
& Family Court Advisory Council will immediately allowed and that MICHAEL T
9/30,10/7,10/14/11 follow. Additional information is GRIFFIN of Easthampton, MA be trunked plant 31. Of she CLUES DOWN fixed eyes
available at www.holyoke.org. appointed executor/trix, named in 11. Upper side 33. Designated 1. Synthetic wood 28. Take a deposition
SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLES HOLYOKE CONSORCIO DE the will to serve Without Surety. of a building hitter finish from
Under G.L. c. 159B Sec 6B CHICOPEE WESTFELD If you desire to object thereto,
as Amended AVISO DE LA AUDIENCIA you or your attorney must file a 12. Count on 34. Lemon or lime 2. Soils 32. Rechristen
By Senate 466 of 1989 PÚBLICA written appearance in said court 13. W. Samoan drink 3. After E 36. “Dragnet”
Notice is hereby given by La ciudad de la oficina de at: Springfield on or before ten monetary unit 35. Expel in large 4. Reptile genus actor Jack
Reardon’s Garage Inc., 1537 Holyoke para el desarrollo de la o’clock in the morning (10:00
Northampton St., Holyoke, Ma., comunidad conducirá una audien- a.m.) on 11/04/2011. 14. Much ___ quantities 5. A long thin 38. ______ Christi,
pursuant to the provisions of G.L. cia pública el miércoles 2 de In addition, you must file a About Nothing 37. 4840 square yards implement TX
c. 255, p39 that on October 21, noviembre de 2011 en 5:30 P.M. written affidavit of objections to 15. Freedom from 39. Sharpened a knife 6. Greek god of light 40. Taoism
2011 at 12:00 noon at 1537 en la sala de conferencias del the petition, stating specific facts
Northampton St., Holyoke, Ma., cuarto piso del anexo de pasillo and grounds upon which the difficulty 41. Birch bark, dugout 7. Goody 41. Coon cat
the following motor vehicles will de ciudad, Holyoke mA 01040. objection is based, within (30) 16. Person for whom & outrigger 8. Duane _____: 42. Former
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DEFENSE, from page 20 Blanchette, junior Matt Sychtysz, junior Nolan Burke and
sophomore Connor Roach, who left the game in the first
LANCERS, from page 20
Kapinos, who made four saves in the first half against half with an injury. He was replaced by senior Matt ball over on downs once. But their defense equaled
the Purple Knights, and Roche, who made two saves in Theofane, who’s usually a starting midfielder. Holyoke’s and neither team scored until there was just a
the second half of the non-league match, also posted While the Panthers defense has been a strong point minute to play in the first half when Holyoke made their
shutouts victories against Central (2-0) and Southwick this season, their offense has only scored more than two first mistake of the day.
(1-0) on back-to-back days last week. goals twice in the first nine games of the season. On a first down play in their own territory, bad snap
"As long as the other team doesn’t score a goal, they "We’ve been doing everything well offensively other resulted in a loose ball. Longmeadow recovered the
can’t win," Batista added. "We just want to keep our than putting the ball into the back of the goal," Batista fumble with T. J. Norris running 23 yards into the oppo-
shutout streak going a little bit longer." said. "As long as you can score enough goals to get the site end zone. A point-after kick later and Longmeadow
The Panthers entered their second meeting of the sea- win, that’s the most important thing." led 7-0 at halftime.
son against rival Monson, which was slated to be played Holyoke sophomore keeper Evan Torres made a total Holyoke charged back with a touchdown on their
at Legion Field on Wednesday night, with a 6-3-1 season of 10 saves in the contest. opening drive.
record. They only need five more points to clinch a berth "Evan has done a great job for us this year," Amaral The Purple Knights began on the Longmeadow 45-
in the Western Mass. Division 2 Tournament. If Palmer, said. "He’s only a sophomore, so he has a good future yard line thanks to a great reverse play on the kickoff
who lost to Monson 2-0 in the season opener, defeated ahead of him. We have a very young team this year." return to result in a 30-yard return.
them on Wednesday night, they’ll move into first place Torres also received help from his defense led by sen- Several small plays later, Costello would score the
in the Schmid Division standings with a 4-1-1 mark. ior Sebastian Dybacki, junior Albert Torres, sophomore touchdown himself on a one-yard run. Holyoke fol-
"We’ve been playing a little bit better during the past Jacob Elkins and junior Ryan Dean. lowed up with a successful kick by Austin Keeler, and
couple of weeks," Batista said. "I thought we played very The Purple Knights best scoring chance of the first the game was tied 7-7.
well in our two games against Central and Southwick last half came on a free kick by Dean with less than five min- Longmeadow would return the favor with a touch-
week. We did have a little bit of a letdown in this game utes remaining. The line drive shot deflected over the down drive of their own and would lead 14-7 when the
today, but we did what we needed to do to get the victo- end line off the Panthers goalies hands resulting in a cor- floodgates opened. After Costello’s first interception, he
ry." ner kick. The kick taken from the right corner was would throw a second resulting in another quick
In order for the Purple Knights (2-9) to qualify for the cleared away by the Panthers defense. Longmeadow touchdown.
Western Mass. Division 1 Tournament, they can’t afford Following a scoreless first half, the Panthers scored the Costello would be replaced by Justin White, who also
to lose or tie any of their remaining seven regular season only goal of the contest in the 47th minute. threw an interception.
matches. It was their fifth one-goal loss of the season. Sophomore forward Troy Remillard began the scoring Holyoke was led offensively by Marc Girard, who ran
"We’ve played a lot of close games so far this season," play with a crossing pass from the left side to the far post for 76 yards on 18 carries. Costello went 3-for-6 in pass
said Holyoke head coach John Amaral. "We’ve been playing where junior forward Austin Pedro was in the right spot attempts for 24 yards.
very well defensively and now we’re starting to focus more to put it into the back of the net. Holyoke drops to 1-4 and plays tonight at
on our offense. We did have some scoring opportunities in "Troy made a nice cross and Austin just touched it Northampton at 7 p.m.
this game today, but we just have to learn to put them away. into the back of the goal," Batista said. "It was a pretty
It’ll take some of the pressure off the defense. " goal." Gregory A. Scibelli is a sports correspondent for Turley
Both teams had several very good scoring chances in The visitors did have a couple of chances to score the Publications. He can be reached at email@example.com.
the first half, but neither team was able to capitalize on tying goal in the final 10 minutes, but Owen Roche kept
them. the Panthers shutout streak alive for another day.
Kapinos and Roche received a lot of support from the
Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent for Turley
other members of the defensive unit led by senior Matt
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THE WEEK AHEAD
Your link to
Calendar local happenings Friday, Oct. 14
Holyoke at Northampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.
South Hadley Fire to play at MassMutual Department will hold tryouts at the
SOUTH HADLEY - Don't forget to buy your Lynch Gym, located at 1575 Girls Volleyball
Springfield Falcons tickets for Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 Northampton St., for their boys and www.turleysports.com Holyoke at Minnechaug . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m.
p.m., the South Hadley Fire Dept. hockey team is girls Suburban Basketball teams. Saturday, Oct. 15
playing Mercier Carpet at 5 p.m. There are teams for experienced fifth and sixth and Football
Both games are at the Mass Mutual Center. seventh and eighth graders and the cost is $60 per Dean Tech at McCann Tech . . . . . . . . . . .1 p.m.
Tickets are $12 and are available at both South player. *Putnam at Cathedral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.
Hadley fire stations during normal business hours. $2 If the player does not make the team, a refund will Boys Soccer
from each ticket goes directly to Tigers Hockey to help be issued. Holyoke at East Longmeadow . . . . . . . . .1 p.m.
pay for new uniforms. Fifth and sixth grade girls tryouts: Wednesday and Holyoke Catholic at Smith Academy . . . .11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 19-20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Girls Soccer
Valley Cup tourney set for this weekend Seventh and eighth grade girls tryouts: Wednesday Holyoke Catholic at Smith Academy . . . . .1 p.m.
HOLYOKE - The Holyoke Parks and Recreation and Thursday, Oct. 19-20, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Department will be hosting the third annual Valley Fifth and sixth grade boys tryouts: Saturday, Oct. Sunday, Oct. 16
Cup Youth Field Hockey Tournament on Saturday, 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 from 6 No games scheduled.
Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. to 7:30 p.m.
The host site is the Roberts Field Sports Complex Seventh and eighth grade boys tryouts: Saturday, Monday, Oct. 17
at 500 Beech St. Oct. 15, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 17 Girls Cross Country
The tournament fields 16 teams from the Pioneer from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Minnechaug and Sabis at Holyoke . . . . . .4 p.m.
Valley including: Longmeadow, Westfield, Wilbraham, Players must come prepared to practice and parent Golf
East Longmeadow, Agawam and the host team, or guardian must be present with payment. Agawam at Holyoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3:30 p.m.
Holyoke, with over 300 athletes and families attend- For more information, please contact the Parks & Girls Soccer
Holyoke at Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m.
ing the event. Recreation Department at 413-322-5620. Hopkins Academy at Holyoke Catholic 3:30 p.m.
The games begin at 9 a.m. with the bronze medal Girls Volleyball
contest at 2:30 p.m. and the championship game at Eddie Drake Tournament teams wanted Dean Tech at Sabis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m. on both days. HOLYOKE - IAABO #31 is proud to host the Westfield at Holyoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m.
Sponsors are: The Holyoke Gas & Electric, JP’s 2011 Eddie Drake Boys High School Preseason
Restaurant, Cranberry Field Hockey, Penn-Monto Tournament. Tuesday, Oct. 18
Field Hockey, Dita Field Hockey, Nomads Field Games will be held at Holyoke High School Nov. Boys Cross Country
Hockey Club, Holyoke mayor Elaine Pluta, T-Mobile 14-19. Sabis and Minnechaug at Holyoke . . . . . .4 p.m.
and Holyoke Parks and Recreation. Each team is guaranteed two games for the $150 Field Hockey
For more information, please contact the Holyoke entr y fee. All proceeds go to the Board #31 Turners Falls at Holyoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m.
Parks and Recreation Department at 413-322-5620. Scholarship Fund. Boys Soccer
For more information call Tournament Director Holyoke at Chicopee Comp . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.
Tryouts set for Suburban Basketball Norm Rivet at 413-592-5423 or cell 413-575-5689. Holyoke Catholic at Pioneer Valley Regional . .4
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Nick Murray, who’s the fourth-leading
PANTHERS, from page 20
Colts fall hard to Putnam "We’ve been playing very well during
the past few weeks and Dean Tech hadn’t
passer in Western Mass. with 664 yards.
He was 11-of-18 for 213 yards with three
touchdown passes against Dean Tech.
By Nate Rosenthal in the first minute of the game and it won a game yet. This easily could’ve been Another offensive threat for Palmer is
Turley Publications Sports Correspondent stayed that way until the middle of the a trap game for us, but we came out sophomore running back Tryus Gaynor,
second half, when Mahar tied it up. With strong and we didn’t want to let them who returned the opening kickoff against
SOCCER just over 30 seconds in the game, Gillian hang around early in this game," the Hawks 75 yards for a touchdown. He
CHICOPEE - The fortunes of the two Cassidy-Payson got them the game win- Gallagher said. "They do have some pretty also helped setup the Panthers next two
soccer teams from Holyoke Catholic con- ner. The five-game unbeaten streak came good young athletes over there and they touchdowns of the game with intercep-
tinue to be on the upswing. The boys to an end when they were beaten 2-0 by hit hard. It was a very physical game." tions.
won twice this week and after their 1-3 Hopkins. The Lady Gaels are now 5-4-2 The Panthers won their fourth consec- He intercepted his first pass at mid-
start, they have won seven in a row and on the season utive game to improve their season record field and returned it back to the Hawks
stand one victory away from securing a CROSS COUNTRY to 4-1. They are in second place in the 26-yard line. Two plays later, Murray con-
spot in the postseason with six games to The girls from Holyoke Catholic came Tri-County League standings with a per- nected with senior tight end Ian Sawicki
go. The girls split their week, but are still up on the short end of a 30-26 decision fect 3-0 mark. McCann Tech is in first for a 26-yard touchdown.
in a position to make the tournament if to Northampton. It was their first loss of place with a 4-0 league record. Gaynor almost scored following his
they can win three of their remaining the season after six wins. Staci Rezendes, As soon as the Panthers players walked second INT, but he was tackled at the 2.
seven games. once again topped the field with 17 min- off the field last Friday night, they could Junior running back Kamil Stasiowski
Thanks to a first half hat trick by utes, 13 seconds against this Division 1 begin focusing on their next opponent. scored on the first down play, extending
Trevor Lewicki, the Gaels took a 3-1 lead team. The boys lost 44-18. Pathfinder (3-2, 1-2) and Palmer have the Panthers lead to 20-0 with 6:09 left in
on Mahar before the break. But it was Chicopee took on Longmeadow and split their previous two meetings on the the first quarter.
Nate Lane who scored the game winner lost both ends, 49-15 for the boys and gridiron. The young Hawks (0-5) got on the
in the 4-3 victory. Another big first half of 50-15 for the girls. Mary Nahorniak led Two years ago, the Panthers walked scoreboard following an 8-yard run by
five goals propelled them to a 5-2 win the Lady Pacers with a 22:04. George away with a 21-7 victory on their home sophomore running back Joseph Mateo.
over Mohawk. Lewicki scored twice, as Dean topped the boys with an 18:44. field. Pathfinder won a thriller, 20-18, at He also scored the two-point conversion.
did John O’Hare. Ryan Lukomski added St. Joe’s Park last October. The Hawks were helped out on the 11-
another goal for the Gaels, who stand at Nate Rosenthal is a sports correspondent This year’s contest is scheduled to take play scoring drive by recovering a fumble
8-3. for Turley Publications. He can be reached at place at historic Legion Field on Friday at on a punt and a facemask penalty by
The girls saved their best for the begin- email@example.com. 7pm. Palmer.
ning and end of their 2-1 win over Mahar. "Pathfinder has always been a very big In the second quarter, Murray com-
Katherine Zombik got them on the board rivalry game for us," Gallagher said. "They pleted a 6-yard TD pass to junior wide
are always in the hunt for the league title receiver Tim Siddle. Murray also threw a
and they’re a very good team this year. It’s 48-yard touchdown pass to junior wide
two teams played to a scoreless halt after going to be our first real big test of the sea- out Demetri Cardenales before the end of
KNIGHTS, from page 20 80 minutes. son and we just have to be ready for them." the half making the score 35-8.
net, but went the distance allowing all Walker had 10 saves and staved off a One of the Pathfinder player’s that the "I’m very happy with how well Murray
eight goals and made 22 saves in the couple of aggressive attacks by the Colts. Palmer defense, which had five intercep- played in this game tonight," Gallagher
game. East Longmeadow proved to be Holyoke is 2-7-3 and will play next on tions against Dean Tech, will need to be said. "He threw some nice touchdown
too much for the Holyoke defense. Seven Monday night at Ludlow at 7 p.m. aware of at all times is senior quarterback passes to his receivers. We also ran the
different Spartans scored goals in the Greg Pobieglo. ball very well."
game for the visitors. Gregory A. Scibelli is a sports correspon- In the Pioneers first five games of the Junior running back Nick Sawicki
Holyoke did play a better game on dent for Turley Publications. He can be season, Pobieglo has completed 53-of-98 scored two rushing touchdowns in the
Monday, tying Chicopee Comp as they reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. passes for 988 yards. He has also thrown second half on an 18-yard run and a 5-
nine touchdown passes and only two yard run, which capped off the scoring for
INTs. the visitors.
In last week’s game at Franklin Tech, Nick Sawicki had an interception and
which the Pioneers won 42-6, Pobieglo fumble recovery on the defensive side of the
The was 11-of-16 for a season-high 239 yards.
He also threw for 238 yards in a home
ball. Junior defensive back Derek Babbidge,
who’s a first-year varsity player, also picked
by Carl Beane
loss against Ludlow (22-15) two weeks
ago. The Pioneers other loss was at
McCann Tech (31-14) in the second game
of the season.
off two passes in the second half.
"Every member of the defensive unit
did a great job tonight," Gallagher said. "I
was very impressed with Derek Babbidge,
Pobieglo’s favorite target is junior split who started at cornerback. He made a
end Trystan Davis, who has 22 receptions couple of interceptions and made a cou-
Who will be the new Sox skipper? for 463 yards so far this season. Another
weapon is junior running back Cody
ple of nice tackles."
It’s very unlikely that Friday night’s
Bruins open season in grand fashion Hess, who has rushed for more than 200
yards this season.
game will be a one-sided game for either
team. It has the potential to be another
Pobieglo, who’s the second leading
ello ladies and gen- sparkling with stints with classic game and hopefully the weather
tlemen boys and lousy teams in Cleveland passer in Western Mass. behind won’t be a major factor in the final out-
girls and welcome and the Mariners, but he’s Minnechaug’s Greg Heineman (1,128 come.
to the Beanepot. Still have a big dude who commands yards) was teammates with several of the
no idea as of this writing respect and I know for a Panthers players on the Palmer Legion Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent for
whether Theo Epstein will fact that guys love to play baseball team this past summer. Turley Publications. He can be reached at
remain in Boston or take on for him. One of them is senior quarterback email@example.com.
a new challenge in Chicago Hats off to the Boston
with the Cubbies. If he Bruins for a magnificent
goes and with the White opening night last week.
Sox making surprise choice naming
Robin Ventura as their new skipper,
The video, the Stanley Cup being lift-
ed by each player on the ice was won-
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E S P O R T S
Panthers Lancers too much for Holyoke
pound By Gregory A. Scibelli
Turley Publications Sports Correspondent
Golden HOLYOKE – For a little while, the
Holyoke football team appeared it had the
opportunity to make a statement or even
Eagles upset Longmeadow, one of the top teams
in the state for the past several years. They
almost did it on Longmeadow’s home turf.
But one interception led to two, and
Mateo scores lone TD each time Longmeadow scored in the sec-
ond half, it got worse for the Purple
for Dean Tech Knights, which fell 34-7 in a game where
they were tied 7-7 early on.
By Tim Peterson The Purple Knights and Lancers saw
Turley Publications Sports daylight in last Friday’s matchup as they
Correspondent started in the late afternoon due to the
Jewish celebration of Yom Kippur, which
HOLYOKE - If Palmer football moved the start of the game to 5 p.m.
coach Bill Gallagher had any con- Almost in unison with the sun going
cerns about his team looking ahead down, so did the Purple Knights chances of
towards this week’s big game winning the game, starting with an inter-
against cross-town rival Pathfinder ception thrown by quarterback Connor
prior to last week’s game at Dean Costello. The interception was on the first
Tech, they really didn’t last very play of Holyoke’s drive following a go-
long. ahead touchdown by the Lancers to make
The Panthers were able to take it 14-7. Longmeadow would score one
care of business against the Hawks play later and lead 21-7.
in the first four minutes of the Prior to that, the Holyoke defense had a
game. They had a 20-8 lead after phenomenal first half, holding the Lancers
the opening quarter and continued completely at bay. Longmeadow punted
to pull away during the final three the ball away three teams, and turned the
quarters leading to a very comfort- Turley Publications photo by Gregory A. Scibelli
able 47-8 victory at John F. Gilligan See LANCERS, page 18 Holyoke’s Connor Costello looks to make a pass on the run.
Field at the Roberts Sports Complex
in Holyoke last Friday night.
See PANTHERS, page 19 Knights settle for tie with Southwick
By Gregory A. Scibelli Holyoke also lost to Pioneer Valley
Turley Publications Sports Correspondent Regional, 5-1, and will next be scheduled to
play on Tuesday afternoon when they host
HOLYOKE – The Holyoke field hockey Turners Falls at 3:30 p.m. in a West League
team is now 2-8-3 on the season, and suf- matchup.
fered a big blow when they played to a draw Holyoke boys soccer played well in their
against visiting Southwick Tuesday night. last two games, but dropped two straight
The game was Holyoke’s for much of the one-goal decisions to Palmer and Sabis.
first half as they came back from an early Against Sabis, Ken Lippmann scored the
deficit to tie the score just a few minutes lone Holyoke goal in a 2-1 loss to the
later. They were then aggressive for most of Bulldogs. Lippmann’s goal helped back up
the first half but went to halftime with a 1-1 a pretty good performance by Evan Torres,
tie. who made 10 saves in the net. Sabis slipped
The score held up as the final but it was by on pair of second half goals. The Purple
the second half that was disappointing for Knights had a 1-0 lead at halftime.
the Purple Knights, which drew just one Holyoke dropped to 2-9 on the regular
penalty corner and were outplayed in pos- season and will not qualify for tournament
session by Southwick the rest of the game. this year.
One bright spot for Holyoke was goal- The girls soccer team also endured a
keeper Sarah Bodinski, who made four quali- tough loss as they took on Division 1 power-
ty saves during the second half and staved house East Longmeadow Tuesday night and
Turley Publications photo by David Henry sweetdog-
photos.com off Southwick on their penalty corner oppor- dropped a 8-0 loss.
Dean Tech running back Christian tunities. The Holyoke defense also did an Turley Publications photo by Gregory A.
Nyomi Walker had a busy night in the Holyoke’s Jordan Leary advances theScibelli ball
Rodriguez (6) carries the ball in the excellent job not allowing the Rams to make upfield during the second half of Holyoke’s
open field. it into the goal. See KNIGHTS, page 19 1-1 tie against Southwick Tuesday night.
Panther defense clamps down on Holyoke
Palmer keepers post three consecutive shutouts more Owen Roche, who missed the first couple games "We always seem to have one very good goalie, but
of the season with an injury. we’ve never had a quality backup goalie like we do this
By Tim Peterson Roche returned to action at the start of October and year. Josh and Owen are pretty much equal, so I just
Turley Publications Sports Correspondent Palmer head coach Carlos Batista has given both goalies wanted to give both of them some playing time,"
a chance to play a half in each of the past three games. Batista said. "This was our third combined shutout in
PALMER - During the past couple of years, Reese The move has worked out very well so far, as the the past three games and sixth overall. The goalie is the
Laviolette was an outstanding goalkeeper for the duo posted a 1-0 shutout victory against Holyoke in a last line of defense and it’s a very important position."
Palmer boys soccer team. This year, the Panthers have makeup game played at Palmer High School on
Columbus Day Morning. See DEFENSE, page 18
two quality keepers in senior Josh Kapinos and sopho-
20 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011