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Court order sought
to cease Mater
Dolorosa vigil
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
                                                                                                                                                  creates community
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
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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,        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-
                                                                                                                                                         ferent leagues.
                                                                                                                                                             "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
                                                                                                                                                         in Milwaukee."
                                                                                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                                                         becoming commissioner,
                                                                                                                                                         "he is the most eloquent
                                                                                                                                                         and passionate spokesper-
                                                                                                                                                         son the game has ever had,"
                                                                                                                                                         Baldassaro said.

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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,
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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 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                                                                        
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.
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; 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-
325-1122, ext. 1312 or 413-782-1312.
                                                               ORDER DEADLINE, Saturday, Oct. 22. Pickup dates
                                                               Sat., Oct. 29, 4-5 p.m. or Tues., Nov. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                                                                                               CALENDAR POLICY
                                                                                                                                   Our calendar section is intended to pro-
                                                                                                                               mote “free” events or ones that directly affect a     Your link to
                                                                                                                               volunteer-driven organization that benefits the local happenings
                                                                  HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR – SOUTH HADLEY. South
Monday, Oct. 17                                                Hadley Senior Center, Dayton St., Saturday, Oct. 22, 9
                                                                                                                               community. Paid events that are not deemed
                                                                                                                               fund-raisers or benefits do not qualify. Non-
   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                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                               We usually print one week in advance of an
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 or 138 College St.
                                                               at Skinner Memorial Chapel, United Congregational               – Suite B, South Hadley, MA 01075.
   BOYS SUBURBAN BASKETBALL TRYOUTS. Lynch                     Church, 395 High St., Holyoke. Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2

4 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
                                                                                                                                   In the newS

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                                  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." or call (413) 534-2040.                                      have been designated food deserts by the USDA, and                 said U.S. Representative John Olver.
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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 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.

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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.

                                                                  $1 for music, dance, art, history,                           Spaghetti supper to benefit "The
                 City Beats                                       and fun in Holyoke!                                          Friends of Mater Dolorosa"
       To see your event in the City Beats section email              HOLYOKE – On Saturday, Oct. 22, a $1 wristband              A spaghetti supper to benefit The Friends of Mater with the date, time, place and function                  allows you free or discounted access to art,     Dolorosa will be held at the Holyoke Lodge of Elks,
    schedule. All submissions are due by noon the Tuesday                        music, theater and dance performances,        250 Whitney Ave., Holyoke on Oct. 20 4-7 p.m. The
    before publication.                                                            demonstrations and workshops, historic      dinner will feature "Henry’s Special spaghetti Sauce".
                                                                                   tours of Holyoke and historic buildings,    Prizes and raffles will be held throughout the evening.
                                                                                 a locomotive train, the Merry-Go-Round,       Adults $5, children ages 5-11 $3. Tickets can be pur-
    Flu vaccine clinic                                                           several museums in downtown Holyoke,          chased at the door.
                                                                                 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   
    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                                                               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
                                                                                             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
                                                                                                                      for further informa-
                                                                                                                               tion or to be mailed a vendor application. Vendors may
                                                                                                                               also register at

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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.

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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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                                                                                                                                                                                            able to give back the community, bring people in from
                                                                                                                                                                                            around the area, and influence how the whole city
                                                                                                                                                                                            changes is a crazy idea," he said. "It's an awesome, awe-

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                                                                                                                                                                                            some feeling."
                                                                                                                                                                                                He said once people become more involved they
                                                                                                                                                                                            "realize these building aren't empty," but spaces that can
                                                                                                                                                                                            be transformed into viable developments. He added that

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                                                                                                                                                                                            parts of Brooklyn have become a vibrant arts communi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                "Once people come back here and start interacting in
                                                                                                                                                                                            these buildings in this way, I feel it causes them to think
                                                                            LOCAL                                                                                                           of the downtown area in a completely different way, not
                                                                            W   edd  ing                                                                                                    to bypass it, but make it part of their life," said Riley. "I
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                                                                                                                                                                                                He envisions the Wauregan as Holyoke's version of
                                                                                                                                                                                            the New York City's Chelsea Market, a place for vendors
                                                                                                          H U S E T T S’                                  
                                                                                                                           M O ST CO
                                                                                                                                              B R I DA L R

                                                                                                                                                                                            to sell their goods. But it all begins with a conversation.

      Bridal                        Send your photo and wedding date to:
      BRIDAL GUIDE, Attention: Beth Baker, 24 Water Street, Palmer, MA 01069
          or e-mail and be sure to put Bridal Photo in subject line.
                                                                                                                                                                                            COURT, from page 1
                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                           Name of Bride:
                                                                                                                                                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                            an answer.
                                           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
                                                                                                                                                                                            such matters.
    Megan Fish &                                                                                 Christina Rivera &                                                                             He wants Canon Law and not civil law to decide if
                                           Date of Wedding:                                                                                                                                 Mater Dolorosa should reopen or not. In the case of
    Derek Hoy                                                                                    Scott Santinello
    Granby, MA                                                                                   Palmer, MA                                                                                 Mater Dolorosa, a civil judge can grant the diocese's
    wedding date: June ,                                                                   wedding date: August , 
                                                                                                                                                                                            injunction, and thus end the vigil, or allow the Vatican
                                                                                                                                                                                            to render judgment.

10 • The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011
                                                                                               In the classroom
Risks associated with transforming eyes this halloween
                                                                                                                                     Cumbahas graduates
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,
                                                                                                                                        Five Gamelin Street in Holyoke
some of which are not FDA approved, may pose an enor-                                                                         

                                                                                    The Sun, ser ving Holyoke since 1995 • October 14, 2011 - October 20, 2011 • 11
Columbus Day
                                                                                Canal Walk

                                             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'
Caboose Bar-b-que.

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 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      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.                                  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, or phone Bob Judge at      
workshop, said, "This subject is as essential as CPR              413-532-5792 or Sarah Etelman at 413-532-6674.

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sical Instruments- Decorative Arts      or                               **A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL**
and much, much more! Visit our                                                  Cheaper than a dumpster. I do all
Webpage for Photos and Details:         DISH NETWORK DELIVERS                   the work, cleanouts, attics, cellars,           Get your Spring             more for less. Packages starting        barns, garages and appliance re-           House Cleaning Done Early!
                                        at $24.99/mo. Local channels in-
                                        cluded! Free HD for life. Free
                                                                                moval. 10% discount with this ad.            Non-pressure Roof Cleaning
          Antiques                      Blockbuster movies for 3 months.
                                                                                Free Est. 1 (413)596-7286, 1
                                                                                                                           HOUSES • CONCRETE • PATIOS
                                                                                (866) 517-4285.
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-
                                        Bros. Inc. for straightening, level-                       A and D
                                                                                                                                                                              FOR ALL YOUR MOVING NEEDS
                                        ing, foundation and wood frame
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (413) 847-0455
                                                                                                   Hauling              DRIVEWAYS, OIL AND stone,
ments, clothing, books, tools, &        repairs                           at
more. We also provide estate sale                                                                                       durable but inexpensive. Choice
                                        1-800-OLD-BARN/www.wood-                                                        of colors, also driveway repair and
                                        CTHIS#571557; RICRB#22078.              A AND D HAULING. Affordable,
                                                                                                                        trucking available. Fill/ Loam/
                                                                                                                        Gravel. Call J. Fillion Liquid As-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Fully Insured
or (413)626-8603.
                                        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.
                                        E-mail for newsletter patr@ryco-        413-477-0213 (business)                 son at Great Walls.                                                          We are your local moving company.
                                                              413-575-7961 (cell)                     (413)563-0487

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                                                            Classifieds                                   ✦                         ✦         Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548

           Services                                   Flooring                               Landscaping                                  Pools                                Tutoring                              Help Wanted
                                         ACCENT FLOORS- INSTALL,                         A-1 RICK BERGERON LAWN              AFFORDABLE POOL CLOS-                   HAVE BOOKS- WILL TRAVEL.               AVON FREE ONLINE training.
                                         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-
                                         years       experience.       Call                  Loader and Backhoe              to schedule LaRue (413)289-0164         bara (413)531-2899.                    BABY-SITTER        WANTED       in
                                         (413)532-4681.                                            Trucking
                                                                                                 Landscaping                      Legal Services                                   Pets                     Hampden for 6 year old girl with
                                                                                                                                                                                                            special needs. Monday, Wednes-
                                         Home Improvement                                  Over 25 yrs. in business              NEED A GOOD LAWYER?                 AKC SHELTIE PUPS, 2 very               day, Friday after school, weekend
                                                                                              All Calls Returned             Attorney Kevin Jourdain can help!       sweet, outgoing pups. $600 each        mornings and afternoons all avail-
                                           20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE!                                 413-283-3192
CHASE (any condition) horse                                                                                                  Bankruptcy, Driver’s licenses, Per-     Call (413)539-8662.                    able. Will adjust to meet your
                                          Complete carpentry, drywall and
drawn vehicles such as sleighs,                                                                A-PERFECT LAWN                sonal Injury. Full Service, General     BE A RESPONSIBLE PET                   schedule. Please call Luanne
                                           painting services. For all your
carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s                                                       Spring and Fall cleanups, weekly,     Practice in MA & CT. Affordable.        OWNER - Financially needy? Call        (413)566-3027.
                                            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
                                             Kitchens, baths, finished
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.
for estimate and information.                                                          ing, lots cleared heavy equipment,    help people file for bankruptcy un-     MALS.                                           FT/PT, per Diem
                                                  (413) 219-6951.
     Visit Us at Our New Place                                                         drainage are specialties, new pat-    der the bankruptcy code.                                                         Car and Certification required.
           Demers & Sons                 BUILDING REMODELING, WIN-                     ios, sidewalks, retaining walls. We                                           LHASA APSO PUPPIES for sale.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Top pay and benefits.
        401 Mill Valley Road             DOWS, doors, siding, ceiling and              use no subcontractors. Free esti-               Masonry                       $700 or best offer. Please call
        Rte. 181 (across from            drywall repair. Fully licensed and            mates. Our customers are our                                                  (413)531-6788.
                                                                                                                             GARY BRISSETTE DBA Just                                                
      Mill Valley Golf Course)           insured. 25 yrs. exp. Call Paul               only competition. Give us a call,                                             PUG PUPPIES. FAWN w/black
                                                                                                                             Right Masonry. Brick, block,
             Belchertown                 (413)566-8048, (413)657-3825.                 coming home will never feel so                                                faces, 3 females/ 1 male. Ready
                                                                                                                             stone, stucco, concrete. Specializ-
                                         C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1                       good 413-283-lawn(5296)               ing in chimney restorations. New        now. Born June 1, during the tor-
     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.
                                                                                                                             estimates. (413)532-7522.
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
                                                                                                                                                                       spayed/neutered, wormed,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              dren or teens. Earn $1500/mo tax-free. Excellent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 training, support and weekly supervision.
                                         CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION                                                           things up? Our quality results can
SUE’S CLEANING SERVICE.                  Kitchen, bath, foyers. Free esti-                                                                                             shots, heartworm checked,                  ~Must have car and bedroom space~
                                                                                        DEVENO        LANDSCAPING-           help reach your goals. Insured.
Openings on Thursdays in South           mates, references. Lic #086220.                                                                                                      teeth cleaned                 Western MA 413-439-9000
                                                                                        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.
 Computer Services                       DELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT                        lawn’s, overseeding, shrub trim-     PAINTING & STAINING. Interior                                        
                                                                                                                                                                     Flighty – 6 y.o. white/fawn fe-
                                         - Where Quality and the Assur-                 ming, week by week, lawn             & exterior. House power washing.
COMPUTERS SHOULDN’T BE                   ance that your job will be done                mowing. Call (413)746-9065,
                                                                                                                                                                     male, was brood mama, affection-       Central MA 508-755-7100
                                                                                                                             Large or small jobs. Quality work       ate, playful, easy to please, does         or email inquiries to
frustrating or frightening. I’ll come    right and on time are always #1.               (413)657-9293.                       at affordable prices. Low prices for    not seem to be cat safe      
to you. Upgrades, set-up, tutoring,      Whether it's a roof, siding, win-                                                   Ranch style houses. Rudy
troubleshooting. Hardware, soft-         dows or a deck etc. you can count             FALL CLEANUPS, CURBSIDE               (413)262-4007.                          Hershey – almost 2 y.o., likes
ware. Also setup DVD, Home               on us! 20 years exp. FULLY LI-                LEAF PICK-UP, WEEKLY mow-                                                                                            DRIVERS: LOCAL SPRING-
                                                                                                                                                                     people around, good-natured,           FIELD, MA Van Runs! Great Pay
Theatre, Phones, etc. Monique
                                         CENSED & INSURED. Visit us                    ing, shrub trimming, mulching,                  Plumbing                      sweet, not sure about cats             & Benefits! CDL-A w/1yr Exp.
                                         online at                                     lawn installations, snow plowing
                                                and more. Give Dion Brothers          ALL PLUMBING REPAIRS AND                                                       Req. Estenson Logistics. Apply:
         Electrician                     or call Gary Delcamp and                      Landscaping a call (413)668-5796      INSTALLATIONS No job too                Jessica – 11 y.o. white/brindle 866-336-9642
                                                                                                                             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-                                                                                                        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.
                                           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                  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
                                         (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
                                                                                       •Low hourly rates- 7 days per                                                 (413)967-9088.                         ence, ten (10) years of which is in-
                                                                                                                             SNOW IS SOON to fall, give us a                                                creasingly     responsible    police
c#(413)455-7353,                                                                       week                                                                
                                                                                                                             call. Most driveways $40 per                                                   management experience. A Mas-
h#(413)532-0503                                                                        SCREENED LOAM                         storm. We’re reliable and you’re
                                                                                       •Special- Delivered and Spread        driveable. (413)323-4111.                          Horses                      ter's Degree and fifteen (15) years
                                                                                                                                                                                                            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-
for Crafters, Artists, and Vendors                                                     •Volume discounts                     AFFORDABLE STUMP GRIND-
                                                                                                                                                                     vanced. Ages 4 years to adult.         petitive, with a generous benefit
or Representatives for our No-                                                         (413)530-0256                         ING. Fast, dependable service.
                                                                                                                                                                     Boarding, sales and leasing also       package. A profile of the Town
vember 5th Fall Craft and Vendor                                                                                             Free estimates. Fully insured. Call                                            and the position is available on
Event from 8:30-2. For more in-                                                            Lawn & Garden                     Joe Sablack. 1-413-436-9821 Cell
                                                                                                                                                                     available. Convenient location at
                                                                                                                                                                     Orion Farm in South Hadley.            the Town's website: www.wilbra-
formation email stmaryschurch-                                                                                               1-413-537-7994
                                                LA MAISON FINE                         FALL     ROTOTILLING!      GAR-                                               (413)532-9753                 Qualified candidates
                                                  Housekeeping                         DENS/ flower beds. Fast, profes-                                                       may submit a cover letter, detailed
                                                                                       sional service. No job too small.       MADISON TREE SERVICE                                                         resume, and 3 professional refer-
                                            & Domestic Housekeeping,
           Finance                            Cooking, Food Shopping                   Don’t wait til Spring. Free esti-      Local, reliable and fully insured      LEARN TO RIDE, Jump, Show!             ences                             to
                                                                                       mates. Call Mike (413)896-3234.       Land Clearing and Tree Services.        Tiny Trotters Program. Licensed
LAWSUIT CASH AUTO acci-                      Make your life easier with                                                        Call Ron for a free estimate          instructors.  Excellent   school       by October 24, 2011. Electronic
dent? Worker compensation? Get                      LaMaison                           GOT MULCH? 7 Different varie-                   413-813-5778                  horses- ponies. Boarding, Train-       submission is preferred. EOE
cash before your case settles.                 Contact Tina Marie @                    ties of Bark Mulch. Topsoil, sand     We also buy standing $ timber $         ing,    Leases.   (860)668-1656,
Fast    approval.  Low      fees.                 413-323-6229                         and        delivery     available.            and sell firewood.              (860)668-9990
(866)709-1100 or                                                                                                                                                                                THE MACDUFFIE SCHOOL,
                                                                                       Mulch-N-More,       413-599-6600
                                                   Instruction                         2470 Boston Road, Wilbraham.                STUMP GRINDING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        66 School St,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Granby MA 01033
           Flooring                      GC/BUILDER’S             LICENSE                         FAST Service, Best Prices            STRAIN FAMILY HORSE Farm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Coaching Positions:
                                         COURSE * * Register by Septem-                                                        888-41STUMP/413-289-1524              50 horses, we take trade-ins,
A. SPEAR FLOORING. Sanding,                                                             IMMACULATE          LAWNCARE                                                 3-week exchange guarantee. Sup-             Varsity Girls Basketball,
                                         ber 27. Class begins Oct 10-13 for                                                    BEAVER STUMP GRINDING
staining, polyurethane, refinishing,                                                    FULL service landscaping, resi-                                              plying horses to the East Coast.               JV Boys Basketball,
                                         Ludlow, Worcester, Pittsfield,                                                            Service 20+ years of
installation. Stairs/ Pull up, carpet/                                                  dential & commercial, hedge                                                     Assistant Basketball. Contact
                                         Northampton, Greenfield * *                                                                 local experience
repairs.       30      yrs.      exp.                                                   trimming & fall clean-up spe-                                                860-653-3275. Check us out on              Athletic Dir Susan Fischer -
                                         Call CCI 1-888-833-5207 or                                                                 Tornado Damage
(413)535-0138.                                                                          cials. Call Josh (413)668-7020.                                              Facebook.                         

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      Help Wanted                               Help Wanted                            Real Estate                           Real Estate                               Mobile Homes                              Commercial Rentals
PT/FT RECEPTIONIST: EXPERI-              Proteus is known for tailored grant                                                                                     SPRINGFIELD LAMPLIGHTER
ENCED professional with good             making initiatives that are respon-                                                                                     LANE $50’s, 14’x67’, 3 bedrooms,
communication, computer and in-          sive, have high impact and inte-                                                                                        gas, air, shingles, appliances,
terpersonal skills for busy Aga-         grate support for lobbying activity.                                                                                    porch, thermals, driveway, alumi-                 Garage for Rent
wam       Law      Office.   Call        Our work advances issues at the                                                                                         num siding, family park. DASAP
(413)786-2211 or e-mail resume           leading edge of democracy and                                                                                           (413)593-9961.                                       4 Bay Auto Garage
to               social change.
                                         Interested candidates should sub-                                                                                                   For Rent                                 on Rte 20, close to
THE REWARDS ARE endless-                                                            TOOMEY-LOVETT
become a Foster Parent! $350             mit a letter of interest, a résumé                                                                                                                                            downtown Palmer
weekly tax free stipend. Free            and names and contact informa-               109 West St.
                                         tion for three references. Please           Ware, MA 01082                    “INDEPENDENT, LOCALLY                                                                          available for 1 year
training. $1000 Sign on Bonus.                                                                                           OWNED SINCE 1958”
Call Devereux Therapeutic Foster         submit materials electronically at                                                                                                          lease, perfect for
Care @ (413)734-2493.           No phone
                                         calls, please. Applications re-               413-967-6326                                               SCAN                                                                   storage and/or
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                                                       PRICE CHANGE                      because of race, color, religion,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vacation Rentals
ing team of program officers lo-         ing    or   text  questions  to
cated in different parts of the                                                 WARE: Near park this Colonial                                                    sex, handicap, familial status, or              FOR RENT: ONE week at the
                                         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-
                                                       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:
programs.                      , Terry          end street. Call today for appt.      home. 3 BR/2 baths. Foyer. Community       portunity basis.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           VENICE, FL
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
philanthropy, program manage-
ment, communications or relevant                              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,
                                                                                updates. $229,900
the organization’s website:              with deeded access to a very pic-                                                                                        All real estate advertising in this                       Storage         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
                      $500 Sign-on Bonus                                                                                                                                                                               Auto For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                 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 •                                     Call us today for a                                                         room. $650/mo. Available Oct.                   any model/condition. Help under-
         Fax: (413)283-5882 • Phone (413)283-8361                                  no cost, no obligation                                                        1st. (413)427-2706                              privileged children. Outreach Cen-
                                                                      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.
                                                                                                                      Eat in kitchen, formal DR & bonus          cluded.   No     pets.   $495/mo                Running or not. Sell your    car or
                                                                                                                      room.Raised stone patio(71228352)          (413)596-6286 or (413)289-9442.                 truck today. Free towing!   Instant
                                                                                        JUST LISTED!
                                                                                                                      $379,900                                                                                   offer: 1-800-871-0654.
                                                                                                                                                                 PALMER THREE RIVERS. Coun-                      DONATE YOUR VEHICLE LOVE
                                                                                      You won't find more
                Baystate Place Apartments                                             home for the money!                     PRICE CHANGE                       try Manor apartments, 1 bdrm.,                  IN THE NAME OF CHRIST. Free
                                                                                                                                                                 $590-$630 month; 2 bdrm,
                       (413) 733-7894                                                 Open floor plan and                                                                                                        towing & non-runners accepted.
                                                                                                                                                                 $690-$730 month. All units renov.               800-549-2791. Help Us Transform
                                          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
                                                                                         garages under
                                                                                                                                                                 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
                                                                                  KAYE BOOTHMAN      413-477-6624    DASAP MOBILE HOMES Sales
   within the company. Preserves and respects resident confidentiality.                                                                                           (413)610-0338.                                  (413)289-4395.
                                                                                  VALARIE WILLIAMS   413-658-5471    View all our new and used homes
   Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D required. Experience in                TINA BURKE         978-434-6000    at
                                                                                  JILL GRAVEL        413-364-7353
   related Multi-housing property driving a plus.                                                                    (413)593-9961. Servicing all of
                                                                       EOE                                           Western Mass.

  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,     
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    
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
                                        Vin# 1GNDT13W42K188955
                                                                               (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, 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
                                                                                                                        8393 x271.
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  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          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
be sold at private sale to satisfy      El propósito de la audiencia públi-    days after the return day (or such        something is named           43. Yellow winter        NY pharmacy             U.S. Senator Spector
our garagekeepers lien.                 ca es determinar las necesidades       other time as the court, on motion
2003 Pont Grand Am                      y las prioridades de la comunidad      with notice to the petitioner, may        18. Filled with lead         melon                    9. Other, different     43. Sleeping room
Vin# 1G2NF52F73C206037                  para el plan anual FFY2012, las        allow) in accordance with Probate         20. Against                  44. Admirer              10. In a way,           on a ship
LKO: Sylvie T. Pariseau, 4 Taylor       enmiendas actuales del plan (si        Rule 16.                                  21. Upper surface of         46. Hands on hips        looked                  44. Essential oil
St., Holyoke, Ma. 01040                 cualquiera), y un resumen de               Witness, Hon. Anne M
1997 Doge Ram Wag                       CDBG y los gastos y las activi-        Geoffrion, First Justice of this          the mouth                    47. Afrikaans            11. Liberated by        from flowers
Vin# 2B5WB35Z0VK528777                  dades CASEROS. Una reunión             Court.                                    23. Belgian painter          48. A flat cushion or    payment of a demand     45. “Church lady”
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                                                                                       Team Holyoke
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
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
                                                                                       Publications. He can be reached at
                                                                                                                                                          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         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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                                                                                                    Team Holyoke
                                                                                                                                                  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-                             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                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

   Beane                                                        Pot
                                                                 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   
   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-
                                                                                                   YOUTH ICE HOCKEY REGISTRATION
   wouldn’t be odd if Theo and Terry            derful, and seeing the banner go to the
   Francona both end up with the Cubs?          rafters was spectacular. The crowd
       Right now there are several names        was really into it, but as usual owner
   being tossed around regarding who            Jeremy Jacobs made a fool of himself.
   will be the new Red Sox field boss, but      Please go back to Buffalo and stay
   nobody, as of now, is the front runner.      there. Very unusual schedule for the
   Personally, I’d love to see DeMarlo          B’s in that four of their first six games
   Hale finally get a chance to manage.         are at home. That will give the
   He is more than ready for the job. He        defending champions a chance to get
   can be tough, but treats all the guys        off to a good start. They look on                       Pioneer Valley Youth Hockey Association, Inc.
   like men. On the minus side, because         paper to be a pretty good team, but as
   he is a member of the old regime he          always health will be a huge factor.                   Designated by Massachusetts Hockey as the only
   might be passed over. I really don’t            It was good to see the Patriots get a            Home Town Program for residents of: Agawam, Chicopee,
   believe that some of the old tired           solid win against the Jets. What was                   Granby, Holyoke, South Hadley, West Springfield
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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-
                                   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

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