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    Q UOTE                        Union drops complaint
    “So long as we
  live among men,
    let us cherish
                                over Gillmeister comments
     humanity.”                               BY DAVID DORE                          In addition, Boland said, “it would have
                                           NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
                                                                                  cost us money to pursue the grievance any
               Andre Gide       BROOKFIELD — To Tantasqua Regional                further” because the matter would have
                              School    Committee      member      William        gone to arbitration.
                              Gillmeister, it came down to following policy.         Boland said he was at the Oct. 18 School
                                The Tantasqua teachers’ union filed a             Committee meeting when Tantasqua
                              complaint against the Brookfield resident           Regional High School Principal Michael
  INSIDE                      following comments he made in October on
                              lessons offered by high school teacher
                                                                                  Lucas discussed his monthly report of activ-
                                                                                  ities around the building. One of the activi-
                              Michael Pratt on the French Revolution.             ties Lucas mentioned was a lesson by Pratt,
                                Tantasqua       Education       Association       chairman of the History Department, on the                                                                                    Courtesy photo
Obituaries ..............B2   President James Boland told the Spencer             French Revolution called “Rally in the                             Tantasqua Regional High School students have performed a variety of
Calendar ................B2   New Leader Jan. 30 the “legislative branch”         Streets of Paris.”                                                 tasks at Village Green Family Campground in Brimfield, which was
                              of the group “decided to drop it because               “If you read the description of it, it talks                    destroyed by the tornado.
Our Towns ..............A5    there’s bigger fish to fry,” such as negotia-       about — and it was clearly about — the
Classroom Corner A6-7         tions on a new contract. The current three-
Viewpoint ..............A8
Sports ............A10-12
                              year pact with the district expires Aug. 30.
                                                                                                            Please Read   TANTASQUA,   page   A14
                                                                                                                                                         Tantasqua lends a
Police Logs ..........A15

                                  P R AC T I C I N G         PA M P E R I N G
                                                                                                                                                           helping hand
                                                                                                                                                      STUDENTS HELP VILLAGE GREEN
                                                                                                                                                                  IN RECOVERY EFFORT
                                                                                                                                                          BY KEVIN FLANDERS              very active at the camp-
                                                                                                                                                      STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
                                                                                                                                                                                         ground – which was badly
                                                                                                                                                       BRIMFIELD — Tantasqua             damaged during the June 1
                                                                                                                                                     Regional High School techni-        tornado – undertaking such
                                                                                                                                                     cal division students have          projects as working with
                                                                                                                                                     recently worked on a variety        National Grid to redesign
  Students honored                                                                                                                                   of projects at the Village          the distribution of power at
                                                                                                                                                     Green Family Campground,            the     campground        and
      Page A3                                                                                                                                        and       owner       Lester        installing 11 single-phase
                                                                                                                     Amanda Collins photos           Twarowski has been so               pedestal services. In addi-
                                 CHARLTON — Last Friday, Feb. 3, the Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School cosme-                       thrilled by the assistance          tion, the students helped
    LEARNING                     tology shop was buzzing with girls and boys practicing and pampering — some preparing for the                       that he will provide yearly         install 65 trailer site power
                                 next three years there, and others getting ready to leave the comforts of school behind. Pictured,                  scholarships for technical          distribution panel boards
                                 freshman cosmetology students lined up to get worked on by their senior peers. For more photos,                     division students.
                                 turn to page A9!                                                                                                      The students have been
                                                                                                                                                                                                Please Read   GREEN,   page   A15

                                      Poster project is worth a thousand words
    Choir puts on a                         TORNADO WORK BRINGS HEALING,
         show                                           FUNDS FOR SURVIVORS
       Page A4
                                            BY KEVIN FLANDERS                 computer        program        called
                                        STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
       SPORTS                                                                 AndreaMosaic to arrange 1,000 of
                                     STURBRIDGE          —    Tantasqua       those photos on a digital art tem-
                                   Regional High School senior Joel           plate before printing them on a
                                   Kass took thousands of photos of           poster. Even more creative, the con-
                                   the damage done to his grandmoth-          trast between light and dark images
                                   er’s property by the June 1 tornado,       helps viewers recognize the shape of
                                   and he is now hoping those images          a tornado in the background.
                                   will assist other tornado survivors          “I told my teacher about the pho-
                                   as well.                                   tos I’d taken, and he thought it
                                     Kass, of Brimfield, took 5,000 pho-      would be really cool if I could use a
                                   tos of JoAnn Kass’ property in the         program to combine them all,” Kass
                                   weeks and months following the tor-        said. “I never imagined the images
                                   nado, capturing everything from the        would look as good as they do.”                                                                                       Kevin Flanders photo
                                   initial devastation to the rebuilding
  SWCL track meet                  efforts. In a recent school project, he                   Please Read   POSTER,   page   A15
                                                                                                                                   Tantasqua Regional High School teacher Larry LaBelle stands with senior Joel
                                   spent about three weeks using a                                                                 Kass, who made a poster featuring 1,000 photographs he took of tornado dam-
    Page A10                                                                                                                       age and recovery efforts on his grandmother’s property.

      O PINION
      GET YOUR
                                Public input pours in for superintendent search
     POINT ACROSS                      BY KEVIN FLANDERS                 third for parents, students, and resi-               suggestions.”                                    and many want a person with previ-
      PAGE A8                      STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
                                                                         dents of the five towns that comprise                  Valanzola noted that many people               ous experience as a superintendent,”
                                STURBRIDGE — After releasing a           the district.                                        expressed their desires to see a new             Valanzola said. “I think most people
                              survey and holding a public forum,
  POLICE LOGS                 the Tantasqua Regional and Union 61
                                                                           “We got a ton of feedback about the
                                                                         characteristics that people want to
                                                                                                                              superintendent who has previous
                                                                                                                              experience in the classroom. He did
                                                                                                                                                                               are more concerned with a candi-
                                                                                                                                                                               date’s experience than where he or
                              Superintendent Search Committee            see in the next superintendent, as                   not get the sense that people are                she is from.”
       PAGE A15               has received valuable input from res-      well as areas of improvement for the                 adamant about the next superintend-                 To ensure that all residents of the
                              idents, school officials and students.     district,” said Search Committee                     ent coming from a Massachusetts                  five towns could offer their sugges-
                                A forum was held on Wednesday,           Chairman Michael Valanzola, of                       school system.                                   tions, the committee also posted a
                              Feb. 1, that included three meetings,      Wales. “Meeting with administra-                       “A lot of people said they’d like us           public survey on the district website.
                              one for school faculty members,            tors, faculty, parents, and students                 to select someone who was an educa-              The survey period ended on Friday,
                              another for administration, and a          really allowed us to hear some great                 tor and has a teaching background,                             Turn To SEARCH, page A15

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2           SPENCER NEW LEADER                                   • Friday, February 10, 2012

    McGovern gets a look at businesses in redrawn district
                                     TOUR INCLUDES STOPS AT FLEXCON, QUABAUG CORPORATION
                       BY DAVID DORE                               toured companies and innovative economic         to further grow our economy and create                        embracing a stance friendly to organized
                   NEW LEADER STAFF WRITER
                                                                   initiatives in four communities that will join   jobs.”                                                        labor that could affect FLEXcon’s ability to
  SPENCER — If Congressman James                                   the district in January 2013, including            After     visiting   two   locations    in                  remain flexible and communicate directly
McGovern is re-elected in November, he will                        Spencer and North Brookfield.                    Northampton and Quabbin Wire and Cable                        with its employees. FLEXcon workers are not
have a head start in knowing some of the                             “I’m pleased to get the opportunity to visit   in Ware, McGovern stopped by Quabaug                          represented by a union.
communities in his redrawn district.                               some of the innovative companies and eco-        Corporation in North Brookfield with state                      “It’s about flexibility,” he said. “It’s not
  The Worcester Democrat hosted a                                  nomic        development      projects      in   Rep. Anne Gobi (D-Spencer) and local elected                  about layoffs.”
Development and Jobs Tour Monday, Jan. 30                          Northampton, Ware, North Brookfield and          officials.                                                      In addition, McDonough said, federal agen-
in the new 2nd Congressional District. He                          Spencer,” McGovern stated in a press release.      McGovern and Gobi then traveled to                          cies should enforce and fund their regula-
was joined by state and local officials as he                      “I’m looking forward to working with them        Spencer for a tour of FLEXcon with Town                       tions “evenly, collectively across the coun-
                                                                                                                    Administrator Adam Gaudette, Selectmen                           .”
                                                                                                                                                                                  try He later added, “If the enforcement’s
                                                                                                                    Donald Berthiaume Jr. and Peter Durant                        even, then it’s a level playing field.”
                                                                                                                    (also a state representative) and company                       McDonough also admitted he is not a fan of
                                                                                                                    representatives.                                              employer-supplied health insurance. Until

                                        WHAT EVERY AMERICAN                                                           During his time in Spencer, McGovern
                                                                                                                    asked for examples of ways the federal gov-
                                                                                                                    ernment was making things more difficult
                                                                                                                                                                                  that changes, he said, FLEXcon gives its
                                                                                                                                                                                  workers the best possible health care plans
                                                                                                                                                                                  and encourages them to be healthy     .
                                                                                                                    for the 56-year-old company.
                                          OUGHT TO KNOW...                                                            FLEXcon President and Chief Executive
                                                                                                                    Officer Neil McDonough replied he thought
                                                                                                                    the government, and particularly the
                                                                                                                                                                                    David Dore may be reached at (508) 909-4140,
                                                                                                                                                                                  or by e-mail at ddore@stonebridgepress.com.

                                      ...ABOUT THE POST OFFICE                                                      National Labor Relations Board, were

                                       AND YOUR MAIL DELIVERY
                                      • The Postmaster General plans to close the Central
                                        Massachusetts Mail Processing Center, the most
                                        productive and profitable plant in the Northeast.
                                      • His proposal downgrades service commitments and
                                        reduces your delivery standards – resulting in a break
                                        down of customer service for all Americans, including
                                        small businesses, the elderly, and our soldiers waiting
                                        for word from home.
                                      • The Postmaster General believes there will be a
                                        savings of millions of dollars but facts show
                                        otherwise… with rising fuel prices and increased
                                        transportation distances it will actually cost millions
                                        more per year to process the mail in a non-centralized
                                      • Customers deserve a first-class postal service that
                                        delivers mail, medicine and packages on time.
                                      • The Central Mass processing center is a modern effi                                                                                                                                    David Dore photo
                                        cient facility that makes that happen. It serves the                        Congressman James McGovern (D-Worcester), center, speaks with local and state officials and represen-
                                        people with pride and dedication.                                           tatives from FLEXcon during a tour of the Spencer company Monday, Jan. 30.

                                        You can make a difference. Keep your community connected.
                                         Take Action to Keep the Central MA Processing Center open!

                                         Sign the petition at GOPETITION.com/Central MA
                                                                                                                                                     Spotlights doing one-act plays this weekend
                                                                                                                                                   SPENCER — On Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2
                                                                                                                                                 p.m. the Spotlights group at David Prouty High School will be per-
                                                                                                                                                 forming two one-act plays at the school.
                                                                                                                                                   “Box Office” is a comedy that involves a wide range of crazy char-
                                                                                                                                                 acters who demonstrate more drama in the lobby than there is on
                                                                                                                                                 stage. The second selection is “Match (dot) Comedy” by Bradley
                                                                                                                                                 Haywood. In this entertaining performance a young man proposes
                                                                                                                                                 to his girlfriend at a fancy restaurant but immediately gets cold feet
                                                                                                                                                 and, using his iPod, posts an advertisement on a dating site. An
                                                                                                                                                 array of female singles arrives at the restaurant, where Trevor sits
                                                                                                                                                 with his new fiancé, and the restaurant transforms to a speed dat-
                                                                                                                                                 ing introduction hall.
                                                                                                                                                   Tickets will be sold at the door, and the entry cost is $5. Desserts
                                                                                                                                                 and beverages can be purchased at additional cost and will be
                                                                                                                                                 served in a café style atmosphere. Come support the arts and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                 a fun night of comedy    .
                                                                                                                                                   The school is also looking for a few adult volunteers to help with
                                                                                                                                                 makeup, tickets and food sales. If interested, please email Karen
                                                                                                                                                 Rubino at rubinok@sebrsd.org.

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                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, February 10, 2012                • SPENCER NEW LEADER 3

  Darger, Murphy take home top student honors
                                             BY KEVIN FLANDERS                                                                                                pairs students with socially challenged teens
                                    STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER
                                                                                                                                                              and enables the duos to form close bonds.
   STURBRIDGE — The Tantasqua Regional
Junior High School December Seniors of the
                                                                                                                                                                “Helping to organize the Relay for Life has
                                                                                                                                                              been one of my best high school memories,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ACCURACY WATCH
Month were both heavily involved in                                                                                                                           Murphy said. “Last year was a great year for           The Spencer New Leader is committed to
extracurricular activities and community                                                                                                                      us in terms of participation and fundraising,       accuracy in all its news reports. Although
service during their tenures at the school.                                                                                                                   and we are hoping for another great event
   Alyx Darger and McKenna Murphy, both of                                                                                                                    this March.”                                        numerous safeguards are in place to ensure
Sturbridge, became involved in a variety of                                                                                                                     Murphy enjoys horseback riding and ski-           accurate reporting, mistakes can occur.
activities upon arriving at Tantasqua.                                                                                                                        ing, participating in several horseback rid-           Confirmed fact errors will be corrected at
Darger, the president of the senior class, is                                                                                                                 ing events throughout the year. Following the       the top right hand corner of page 3 in a
also a member of the National Honor Society                                                                                                                   TRHS graduation in June, she is hoping to           timely manner.
and Mock Trial. She was busy on the playing                                                                                                                   take a road trip to Miami, Fla., with her              If you find a mistake, call (508) 909-
field as well, spending four years on both the                                                                                                                mother and cousin.                                  4140 during normal business hours. During
school soccer and lacrosse teams.                                                                                                                               Both students were thrilled with the teach-
   “I have always been able to find something
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  non-business hours, leave a message in the
                                                                                                                                                              ers and educational opportunities offered at
to do here at Tantasqua,” Darger said. “I                                                                                                                     TRHS. Darger listed Gregg Anderson as her           editor’s voice mailbox. The editor will
rarely go home right away after school, and I                                                                                                                 favorite teacher, while Murphy described            return your phone call.
enjoy staying busy with different activities.”                                                                                                                Mike Pratt and Aaron Berthiaume as having
   Like most high school seniors, Darger is                                                                                      Kevin Flanders photo         positively influenced her career.
waiting to learn if she was accepted to vari-                                          Tantasqua Regional High School December Students                         When asked to provide advice for incoming
ous colleges. Her number one choice is the                                             of the Month, Alyx Darger, right, and McKenna                          freshmen, Darger and Murphy pointed to get-
Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and                                             Murphy.                                                                ting involved in several activities as a great
she hopes to study business in college.                                                                                                                       way to meet new people and become accli-
Meanwhile, she is looking forward to taking                                                                                                                   mated with the high school environment.
                                                                                          Murphy is also eager to hear back from
some exciting classes in her final semester of                                                                                                                  Of course, staying on top of that home-
                                                                                        many of the colleges to which she applied,
high school.                                                                                                                                                  work also makes for a successful college
                                                                                        including Dartmouth College, Georgetown
   “The civilizations and conflict class I will                                                                                                               career, a fact that was emphasized by both
                                                                                        University, and Duke University In college,
take next semester should be really interest-                                                                                                                 students.
                                                                                        she would like to pursue a degree in political
ing,” added Darger.                                                                                                                                             “Don’t forget, they start calculating your
                                                                                        science or another field related to politics.
   Darger has also been active in programs                                                                                                                    GPA in freshman year,” Murphy added.
                                                                                          Murphy has been very busy outside of the
and trips with her church group, visiting
                                                                                        classroom as well, serving as the vice presi-
Washington D.C. last year to do volunteer                                                                                                                       Kevin Flanders can be reached at 508-909-
                                                                                        dent of the National Honor Society and the
work. The group will travel north to Maine to                                                                                                                 4136, or by email at kflanders@stonebridge-
                                                                                        Chair of the Relay for Life Committee. She is                                                                             TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com
take part in similar work this year.                                                                                                                          press.com.
                                                                                        also a member of Tantasqua Buddies, which

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 BOUQUET OF
                                                                                                       NEWS BRIEFS                                                                                               THE WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Deborah Anderson’s
                                                                                        donated for our raffle. Any and all contribu-                         Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. The concert will be held in
Snow shoveling can help heat local                                                      tions will go directly to her children, and                           the stone church located at 9 Upper River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Brain Bee Team from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  David Prouty High School,
homes                                                                                   monetary donations can be made to the Billie
                                                                                        Anne Luna Memorial Fund, c/o Country
                                                                                                                                                              Street across from the Brookfield Common.
                                                                                                                                                                 The theme for this, the third annual con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   who competed in the 6th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Annual Central
                                                                                        Bank for Savings, 75 Main St., Ware, MA                               cert, celebrates family relationships in a very     Massachusetts Brain Bee
  NORTH BROOKFIELD — Do you need help                                                   01082.                                                                specific way. BUUC music director Lila                 on Saturday, Feb. 4.
with snow removal? Have a supervised crew                                                 Tickets for the memorial benefit will be $12                        Farrar said, “We will have pairs of com-
from Valley View School shovel your walk-                                               each and can be purchased at Hannaford in                             posers who share a familial relationship with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The Spencer New Leader thanks the Spencer Flower
ways and send a donation to Hearts for Heat                                                                                                                                                                         Shoppe, Main Street, Spencer, for supplying the flowers.
                                                                                        North Brookfield. Please contact Store                                one another. We have, for example, music by
in lieu of the shoveling payment.                                                       Manager Dianne Lincoln or Amanda Luna                                 husbands and wives, brother and sister,
  Turn a dreaded chore into support for the                                             directly for more information at (508) 867-                           fathers and sons, such as Rob and Seth
North Brookfield chapter of Hearts for Heat.
  All shoveling will take place in the late
afternoon or evening by pre-arrangement

                                                                                        Mary Lane to sponsor
                                                                                                                                                              Adams, cousins and more. As it happens, we
                                                                                                                                                              also have some of these same family rela-
                                                                                                                                                              tionships represented amongst the perform-
and on a limited and first come, first serve                                                                                                                  ers!”
basis. For more details, email sue@hearts-
                                                                                        training for paramedics                                                  Performers include Bill Rees (recorder),
                                                                                                                                                              Lucy Colwell-Snyder (French Horn), Virginia
                                                                                          WARE — Baystate Mary Lane Hospital will                             Bailey, the music director of Congregational
                                                                                        once again partner with Donald Benoit,
Benefit to be held for                                                                  EMT-P I/C of Quality EMS Educators and
                                                                                                                                                              Church W. Brookfield and member of the
                                                                                                                                                              Tanglewood Festival Chorus of the Boston
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ex-Hannaford worker                                                                     offer a second Paramedic Training Course to
                                                                                        be held at the hospital in the summer and fall
                                                                                                                                                              Symphony,          Russell    Killough-Miller,
                                                                                                                                                              Maplewind Orchestra Director and his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tax Return Preparation –
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                                                                                                                                                              (piano), Eva and Dave Brown, Ian and Peter
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be part of the dinner/raffle benefit to honor                                             • Must be a certified Basic Emergency                                  Although there will be no admission fee,             • Multiple States • Prior Year Returns
the life of Billie Anne Luna.                                                           Medical Technician in the State of                                    donations will be accepted for Partners in
   Luna, a former employee and the sister of                                            Massachusetts and working in the field for                            Health.
Assistant Deli Manager Amanda Luna,                                                     one year.                                                                “A free copy of Mountains Beyond                       Licensed IRS Tax Professionals
passed away from carbon monoxide poison-                                                  • Letter of recommendation from EMS                                 Mountains by Tracy Kidder will go to the
ing on Nov. 1. Her death was the result of sim-                                         director or chief.                                                    first person who has yet to read about the          Call Now -                              MICHAEL D. CONRAD
ply trying to keep warm after the tragic                                                  • Letter of recommendation from ER physi-                                                                                                                        IRS Enrolled Agent
                                                                                                                                                              work of Paul Farmer in Haiti,” added Farrar.
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         Choir festival puts on a show at the Hill
                                                                            DUDLEY — Singing and dancing were the name of the
                                                                          game at the Central Massachusetts Show Choir Festival at
                                                                          Shepherd Hill Regional High School last weekend. Schools
                                                                          from all around the region came out to join in on the fun. The
                                                                          two-day event, which began Friday, Feb. 3, started with the
                                                                          performances of the many middle school choirs who gath-
                                                                          ered at the Shepherd Hill auditorium to take part in the
                                                                          evening of entertainment.

                                                                                                                                                  Charlton residents Rachel Cofsky, 16, Emily Girouaru, 11, Isabella
                                                                                                                                                  Da’nnunzo, 14, and Aphrodite Papoutrides, 14, gather as friends
                                                                                                                                                  before the three Charlton Middle School students sing and dance their
                                                                                                                                                  hearts out.

Dudley resident and Shepherd Hill Regional High School junior Sam         Dudley resident Chelsea Meciak, 13, and friend Shannon Matson, 11,
Zieminski, 17, helps show choir participant Grace Scanlon, 12, with       pose for a photo before dancing in the Show Choir Festival.                          JOY RICHARD PHOTOS
her hair Friday, Feb. 3.

                                                                                                                       Charlton resident Ally Malbrbi, 15, takes a moment for dinner with her friend Kelsey Whipple, 15.

                                                         Dudley resident Sam Clark, 16, helps Dudley Middle School
                                                         student Gina Belezos, 12, curl her hair before the Central
                                                         Massachusetts Show Choir Festival.
Dudley resident Emily Faulkner, 13, fixes her dancing
shoes before performing.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Charlton     resident    Isabella
                                                                                                    Dudley resident Allyson Ward, 16,     A local resident wraps flowers for the
                                                       Charlton resident and Shepherd Hill                                                                                            Da’nnunzo, 14, receives a quick
                                                                                                    helps a Show Choir participant with   show choir participants before the
                                                       Regional High School senior Sam                                                                                                hug from friend and fellow show
                                                                                                    her makeup.                           Central Massachusetts festival.
                                                       DiDonato, 17, smiles for the camera in                                                                                         choir participant Elizabeth pot-
Charlton resident Josh Conorer works on the video sys-
                                                       her Show Choir T-shirt.                                                                                                        ter, 15, of Warren.
tem for the Show Choir Festival.

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                                                                                                                                            Friday, February 10, 2012                   • SPENCER NEW LEADER 5

                                                                                  OUR TOWNS
                                                               attitude is contagious throughout David                            Freedom in Afghanistan.                 Lennon      book and DVD, a class certificate upon com-
Prouty’s Bachant named                                         Prouty High School, and the staff and stu-                         recently retired from the Army and is the           pletion, a Key Chain Pouch with facemask
Administrator of the Year                                      dents are honored to have him as their
                                                                                                                                  author of numerous scientific articles.
                                                                                                                                     • Thursday, April 12: “The New World of
                                                                                                                                                                                      and gloves, and a snack.
                                                                                                                                                                                        The cost of the class and all teaching mate-
                                                                                                                                  Sports Marketing” with Jim Rushton, senior          rials is $75 per student. Please make checks
                                                                                                                                  vice president of the Miami Dolphins, in            payable to Camp Marshall and mail to 92
                                                               Becker College kicks                                               Daniels Hall, Borger Academic Center, 9             McCormick Road, Spencer, MA 01562.
                                                                                                                                  Washburn Square, Leicester.                           For more information, call the office at
                                                               off Loew Lecture Series                                               Rushton joined the Miami Dolphins front          (508) 885-4891 or email programs@campmar-
                                                                                                                                  office in 2009 to head up corporate partner-        shall.org.
                                                                  LEICESTER — The Franklin M. Loew                                ships and integrated media. Rushton moved
                                                               Lecture Series is a public forum that invites                      to    the     Dolphins    from       Entercom
                                                               scholars and professionals to present lec-                         Communications, where he spent 16 years,            Project New Hope gets
                                                               tures on topics of interest and importance to                      most recently as vice president of sports
                                                               the Becker College community and the pub-                          sales and marketing for Entercom New                help from McKinstry
                                                               lic.                                                               England. He was responsible for all revenues
                                                                  The winter-spring 2012 edition started                          associated with the WEEI Sports Radio                  WORCESTER — Project New Hope will
                                                               Tuesday, Jan. 31 with “Perspectives on                             Network, including the Boston Red Sox and           present an event with local psychic Gary
                                                               Congress” with Congressman Richard Neal                            Boston Celtics radio networks and the New           McKinstry Sunday, March 4 at Viva Bene, 144
                                                               (D-Springfield). It continued Tuesday, Feb. 7                      England Patriots Monday/Friday radio net-           Commercial St.
                              David Bachant                    with “Game On,” featuring Jon Radoff, CEO                          work.                                                  Social hour is from noon to 1 p.m., followed
                                                               of a social game company called Disruptor                             Lectures are free and open to the public.        by the show from 1-3 p.m. and a buffet at 4
  SPENCER — David A. Bachant, assistant                        Beam.                                                              Seating is limited. To RSVP, call (508) 373-9460    p.m. Donation is $30 per person.
principal of David Prouty High School, has                        They will be followed by the series’ final                      or email lectures@becker.edu. For more                 McKinstry started reading the tarot and
received the 2012 Administrator of the Year                    three lectures, all of which start at 7 p.m.:                      information, visit www.becker.edu/lectures.         playing cards very early on. Being born with
Award from the Massachusetts Association                          • Tuesday, March 6: “An Evening with the                                                                            the gift of medium-ship, he has helped thou-
of Student Councils.                                           Senate President” with Massachusetts                                                                                   sands of people throughout his career, con-
  He will be honored Thursday, March 8 at
the Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis
                                                               Senate President Therese Murray at 80                              Camp Marshall offers                                necting with loved ones here and on the other
                                                               William St. in Worcester.                                                                                              side. With more than 30 years of experience,
during the state banquet. The state executive
board selected Bachant for this prestigious
                                                                  The Plymouth Democrat was elected sena-                         pet CPR, first aid class                            McKinstry has been the following for all
                                                               tor of the Plymouth and Barnstable District                                                                            those in need: psychic, medium, clairvoyant,
award over all of the other Massachusetts                      in 1992 and became the first woman president                         SPENCER — Camp Marshall in Spencer is             tarot specialist, doctor of philosophy in reli-
administrative finalists.                                      of the Massachusetts Senate in 2007. She has                       offering an American Red Cross Pet CPR and          gion, universal life minister, teacher, intu-
  As assistant principal, Bachant has been                     long advocated for children’s issues and                           First Aid Class, taught by certified instructor     itive life coach and radio personality since
recognized for his outstanding ability,                        health care reform. Her accomplishments                            Robin Stewart, for both children and adults.        1996. He is certified by the American Tarot
exceeding all administrative expectations.                     include welfare reform, an overhaul of the                           The youth class, for children aged 10 and         Association, and a certified hypnotherapist.
Bachant is a 12-year veteran of David Prouty                   Department of Social Services, consolidation                       up, will be from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday,       He has clients from coast to coast, and inter-
High School. During his first eight years he                   of child care services, mental health legisla-                     Feb. 20 (please bring lunch). The adult class       nationally known, with clients in France,
was a technology teacher, and the last four he                 tion, the Catastrophic Illness in Children                         will be from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Both       Australia, Brazil, Spain and Canada.
has been assistant principal. He received his                  Relief Fund, Chapter 70 education funding                          classes will be held at Camp Marshall, 92              McKinstry was filmed on England’s show
undergraduate degree from Fitchburg State                      reform and a health care cost control bill.                        McCormick Road, Spencer.                            “Dead Famous” Betty Davis segment. He was
College and his master’s degree from                              • Tuesday, March 27: “Agro/Bioterrorism”                          From basic pet owner responsibilities like        one of the original psychics that found the
Worcester State College. Bachant resides in                    with Lt. Col. Michael B. Lennon (Retired)                          spaying, neutering and administering med-           Victorian Mansion in Gardner very haunted
Rutland with his wife of 23 years, Brenda,                     Ph.D., DVM in Daniels Hall, Borger                                 ications to managing breathing or cardiac           and intriguing. Gary is also an associate of
and their two sons, Benjamin and Brian.                        Academic Center, 9 Washburn Square,                                emergencies and preparing for disasters, Pet        the Orion Paranormal Team.
  In the nomination process, Bachant was                       Leicester.                                                         First Aid courses offer information and
recognized as “a true leader who sets an                          Lennon has served with the U.S. Armed                           advice pet owners can trust. Topics include
example for the students through both his                      Forces since the 1980s in a variety of capaci-                     managing urgent care situations, such as car
actions and his demeanor. He treats all with                   ties, including veterinarian, surgical instruc-                    accidents, wounds, electrical shock, and eye,
respect, and in turn, gets that respect back.
He has a knack for getting to know the stu-
                                                               tor and surgeon. He has been on missions to
                                                               Central America, Eastern Europe and south-
                                                                                                                                  foot and ear injuries.
                                                                                                                                    Choose from three course offerings, includ-               Theheartof
dents. He is able to joke and talk with them,
while still being stern and enforcing rules
                                                               ern Africa, and served during Operation
                                                               Desert Storm and Operation Enduring
                                                                                                                                  ing Dog First Aid, Cat First Aid, and Cat and
                                                                                                                                  Dog First Aid. The course includes a hand-
when that is required.” His enthusiasm and

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                                                                                                    SCHOOL MENUS
                                                  Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day – Hot dog on                                                       ping or grab & go salads or triple decker PBJ.      Thursday, Feb. 16: Chicken and rice soup, new
SPENCER/EAST                                      a bun with baked beans, oven baked fries,         LEICESTER PRIMARY                                  Friday, Feb. 17: School made pizza, hash            tangerine chicken with oriental seasoned
                                                  fresh fruit, Valentine dessert, milk.                                                                brown, assorted fruit, milk or triple decker        brown rice, herbed seasoned peas or Taco bar
BROOKFIELD JR./SR. HS                             Wednesday, Feb. 15: Whole grain spaghetti         SCHOOL                                             PBJ or grab & go salads.                            with Spanish brown rice, cauliflower with
                                                  with meat sauce with fresh baked wheat roll,                                                                                                             crunchy cheese crumb top, assorted fresh
K-6                                               green beans, fresh fruit, milk.                   Monday, Feb. 13: Hot dog in a bun, potato                                                              fruit blueberry crisp with whipped topping,

                                                  Thursday, Feb. 16: Egg, bacon or sausage and
                                                  cheese sandwich on a English muffin with
                                                                                                    puffs, carrots, applesauce, milk.
                                                                                                    Tuesday, Feb. 14: Chicken nuggets, rice pilaf,
                                                                                                                                                       NORTH BROOKFIELD                                    Vegetarian Lasagna.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Friday, Feb. 17: Chili bean soup with whole

Monday, Feb. 13: Warm bagel with cream
                                                  potato pancakes, fresh fruit, milk or hot
                                                  chocolate (made with 1 percent milk).
                                                                                                    peas, cranberry sauce, multigrain bread,
                                                                                                    Valentine cookie, milk.
                                                                                                                                                       ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                   grain crackers, BBQ pulled pork sandwich
                                                                                                                                                                                                           with roll or chicken tender whole grain wraps
cheese or cereal with wheat toast and jelly       Friday, Feb. 17: Whole grain assorted pizza,      Wednesday, Feb. 15: Pancakes, sausage, juice,      Monday, Feb. 13: Cheese quesadilla, tomato          with ranch dressing, lettuce, seasoned green
with fruit and 100 percent fruit, juice, milk.    with bag of low fat chips, steamed broccoli,      fruit, milk.                                       soup served with crackers, assorted fruit,          peas, tator tot potatoes, apple cobbler, fruit
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Assorted Pop Tarts or assort-   fresh fruit, milk.                                Thursday, Feb. 16: Curley noodles, plain or        chocolate chip cookie, milk or munchie gold-        basket. Vegetarian – large bowl of chili bean
ed benefit bars or scrambled eggs, sausage        NOTE: Grades 7-12 offers grinders with a bag      meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread, sliced     fish lunch.                                         soup with whole grain roll.
and buttered wheat toast with jelly with fruit    of chips, Tuesday through Friday and salad        apples and cream, milk.                            Tuesday, Feb. 14: Chinese Day – Assorted pop-
or 100 percent fruit juice, milk.                 bar Monday through Friday    .                    Friday, Feb. 17: Variety pizza, green beans,       corn chicken, fried rice, Chinese style vegeta-
Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bacon, egg and cheese on
English muffin or cereal with buttered wheat
                                                                                                    assorted fruit and desserts, milk.
                                                                                                    Alternate: Grilled cheese.
                                                                                                                                                       bles, pineapple chunks, fortune cookie, milk        WARREN, WEST-
                                                                                                                                                       or munchie soft pretzel lunch.
toast and jelly with fruit or 100 percent fruit
juice, milk.
                                                  LEICESTER HIGH                                                                                       Wednesday, Feb. 15: Cheeseburger on a roll,         BROOKFIELD ELEMEN-
                                                                                                                                                       potato wedges, green beans, assorted fruit,
Thursday, Feb. 16: Assorted mini pancakes or      SCHOOL                                            TANTASQUA JR./SR.                                  milk or munchie cereal lunch.                       TARY SCHOOLS
apple frudel or cereal with buttered wheat                                                                                                             Thursday, Feb. 16: Taco bar, salsa, rice pilaf,
toast and jelly with fruit or 100 percent fruit
juice, milk.
                                                  Monday, Feb. 13: Salisbury steak with gravy,      HIGH SCHOOLS                                       assorted fruit, trail mix, milk or munchie          Monday, Feb. 13: Soup du jour, Mexican tacos
                                                  mashed potato, carrots, multigrain bread,                                                            blueberry muffin lunch.                             with hard or soft shell, salsa and sour cream,
Friday, Feb. 17: Pillsbury apple frudel or        peaches, milk.                                    Monday, Feb. 13: Hot Italian sub, roasted red      Friday, Feb. 17: Tony’s Smart pizza, broccoli,      seasoned green beans, assorted fresh fruit.
assorted benefit bars or cereal with buttered     Tuesday, Feb. 14: Orange glazed nuggets, rice     bliss potatoes, vegetable sticks with dip, soup    assorted fruit, jell-o with topping, milk or        Tuesday, Feb. 14:Vegetable minestrone soup,
whole wheat toast and jelly with fruit and 100    pilaf, peas, cranberry sauce, wheat roll,         du jour, chilled applesauce, milk.                 munchie tuna lunch.                                 popcorn chicken with mashed potato bowl
percent fruit juice, milk.                        Valentine cookie, milk.                           Tuesday, Feb. 14: Cheese lasagna, garlic bread,                                                        and corn niblets with chicken gravy, assorted
                                                  Wednesday, Feb. 15: Choice of soup, ham and       Caesar salad, green beans, soup du jour,                                                               fruit cup or Yoplait yogurt with fresh straw-
LUNCH                                             cheese on wheat or grilled cheese, crackers,
                                                  carrot sticks, pudding and cream, milk.
                                                                                                    Valentine treat, milk.
                                                                                                    Wednesday, Feb. 15: Brunch for Lunch –
                                                                                                                                                       QUABOAG REGIONAL                                    berries and blueberries and whole grain gra-
                                                                                                                                                                                                           nola. Week 2 sandwich.
Monday, Feb. 13: Toasted cheese sandwich
with tomato soup, oyster crackers, cucumber
                                                  Thursday, Feb. 16: Spaghetti, plain or meat
                                                  sauce, cheese, garlic bread, green beans, apple
                                                                                                    Warrior McMuffin, hash browns, fruit muf-
                                                                                                    fin square, variety juice, soup du jour, fresh
                                                                                                                                                       MIDDLE/HS                                           Wednesday, Feb. 15: Macaroni and cheese
                                                                                                                                                                                                           with crunchy cheese topping, tossed salad
wheels with ranch dip, fresh fruit, milk.         slices and cream, milk.                           fruit, milk.                                                                                           with Italian dressing, green garden peas,
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentines Day – BBQ rib        Friday, Feb. 17: Pizza cheese bread, tossed       Thursday, Feb. 16: Chicken parmesan sand-                                                              fresh orange wedges or blueberry cup with
sandwich or chicken patty with lettuce and        salad, assorted fruit and desserts, milk.         wich, Italian pasta salad, hummus with veg-                                                            topping.
                                                                                                                                                       Monday, Feb. 13: Choice of one breakfast cere-
tomato with oven bakes fries, carrots, fresh                                                        etables, soup du jour, chilled pears, milk.                                                            Thursday, Feb. 16: Chicken noodle soup,
                                                                                                                                                       al and one slice whole wheat toast with 2 oz.
fruit, Valentines dessert, milk.                                                                    Friday, Feb. 17: Chef’s choices, soup du jour,                                                         cheesy garlic French bread stick, Marinara
                                                                                                                                                       peanut butter or breakfast egg and sausage
Wednesday, Feb. 15: Whole grain spaghetti
with meat sauce with fresh baked wheat roll,
                                                  LEICESTER MIDDLE                                  bakers choice, milk.                               on croissant, fresh fruit or 100 percent orange     sauce, cucumber slices oven roasted vegeta-
                                                                                                                                                       juice.                                              bles, blueberries or strawberry cups or
green beans, fresh fruit, milk.
Thursday, Feb. 16: Chicken nuggets with dip-
                                                  SCHOOL                                            BROOKFIELD                                         Tuesday, Feb. 14: Choice of one whole grain         romaine garden salad with chicken and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           assorted dressings, cheese whole wheat roll.
                                                                                                                                                       breakfast bar and one wheat toast with
ping sauce with buttered white rice, corn on                                                                                                                                                               Friday, Feb. 17: Chef’s choice today, assorted
                                                  Monday, Feb. 13: Salisbury steak with gravy,                                                         peanut butter cup 2 oz, and jam, assorted 100
the cob, fresh fruit, milk.
Friday, Feb. 17: Whole grain assorted pizzas
                                                  mashed potato, carrots, multigrain bread,         ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                                  percent apple juice or fruit cup.                   entrees, seasoned green beans, garden salad
                                                  peaches, milk.                                                                                       Wednesday, Feb. 15: one Warm assorted               with baby spinach with assorted dressings,
with steamed broccoli, fresh fruit, milk.                                                           Monday, Feb. 13: Toasted cheese sandwich,                                                              assorted fruit choices and kiwi, grapes and
                                                  Tuesday, Feb. 14: Orange glazed nuggets, rice                                                        breakfast muffin and one whole grain toast
Salad bar is offered daily K-3 will be offered                                                      vegetables, meatball soup, gold fish pretzels,                                                         strawberries, fresh fruit cup.
                                                  pilaf, peas, cranberry sauce, wheat roll,                                                            with butter, one honey roasted sunflower
pre-made chef salads as another choice.                                                             mixed fruit or alternate entrée.
                                                  Valentine cookie, milk.                                                                              seeds, fruit cup or 100 percent fruit juice.
                                                  Wednesday, Feb. 15: Choice of soup, ham and       Tuesday, Feb. 14: French bread, cheese pizza,      Thursday, Feb. 16: Choice of whole grain
7-12                                              cheese on wheat or grilled cheese, crackers,      mixed vegetables, frozen blueberry dessert,
                                                                                                    February Birthday Cake! or alternate entrée
                                                                                                                                                       breakfast bar or scrambled eggs with light          BAY PATH
                                                  carrot sticks, pudding and cream, milk.                                                              sausage link and wheat toast with butter,
                                                  Thursday, Feb. 16: Spaghetti, plain or meat       or chef’s salad.                                   fresh fruit or 100 percent orange juice, fruit or   BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST                                         sauce, cheese, garlic bread, green beans, apple   Wednesday, Feb. 15: Oven roasted chicken,          100 percent fruit juice, milk.
                                                  slices and cream, milk.                           seasoned rice, garden tossed salad, apple          Friday, Feb. 17: one Warm assorted breakfast        Monday, Feb. 13: Two buttermilk pancakes,
Monday, Feb. 13: Warm bagel with cream            Friday, Feb. 17: Papa Gino’s pizza, tossed        crisp or alternate entrée.                         muffins and one honey roasted sunflower             syrup, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice or one
cheese or waffles with strawberries and           salad, assorted fruit and desserts, milk.         Thursday, Feb. 16: Grilled chicken patty sand-     seeds or one whole grain breakfast bar, fruit       pancake, syrup, yogurt, cereal, fruit, juice.
cream or cereal with wheat toast and jelly,                                                         wich, lettuce cup, cream of broccoli soup,         cup or 100 percent orange juice.                    Tuesday, Feb. 14: Scrambled eggs and bacon,
served with fruit of 100 percent juice, milk.                                                       peaches or alternate entrée or chef’s salad.                                                           whole wheat toast, jelly orange or apple juice,
Tuesday, Feb. 14:Assorted pop tarts or assort-
ed benefit bars or scrambled eggs, sausage
                                                  LEICESTER MEMORIAL                                Friday, Feb. 17: Pepperoni and cheese
                                                                                                    Quesadilla, whole wheat vegetable pasta,
                                                                                                                                                       LUNCH                                               fresh fruit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bagel with cream cheese,
and buttered wheat toast with jelly served                                                          salsa, frozen assorted fruit or alternate entrée   Monday, Feb. 13: Chicken and rice soup, three       yogurt, bowl of cereal, orange or apple juice.
                                                  Monday, Feb. 13: Hot dog in a bun, potato
with fruit or 100 percent juice, milk.                                                              or chef’s salad.                                   bean soup du jour, Tyson chicken patty with         Thursday, Feb. 16: Two pieces of French toast,
                                                  puffs, carrots, peaches, milk or hamburger.
Wednesday, Feb. 15: Bacon, egg and cheese on                                                                                                           bun, steamed herb brown rice, seasoned corn,        strawberries and cream, orange or apple
                                                  Tuesday, Feb. 14: Spaghetti, plain or meat
a English muffin or assorted muffins served                                                                                                            Italian pasta salad with scallions, whole           juice or one piece of French toast, strawber-
                                                  sauce, cheese, green beans, garlic bread,
with fruit or 100 percent juice, milk.
Thursday, Feb. 16:Assorted mini pancakes or
                                                  Valentine cookie, milk or chicken patty .         NORTH BROOKFIELD                                   wheat roll with butter or cheeseburgers with        ries and cream, orange or apple juice or one
                                                  Wednesday, Feb. 15: Pizza soup, ham and                                                              seeded bun, southwest black bean and corn           piece of French toast, strawberries, cream,
waffles with strawberries and cream served
with fruit or 100 percent juice, milk.
                                                  cheese on a wheat croissant, crackers, apple-     HIGH SCHOOL                                        salad, blueberry cup or applesauce.                 cereal, juice.
                                                  sauce, milk or grilled cheese.                                                                       Vegetarian – Toasted broccoli.                      Friday, Feb. 17: Blueberry coffee cake, fresh
Friday, Feb. 17: Pillsbury apple frudel or                                                          Monday, Feb. 13: Steak and cheese sandwich,        Tuesday, Feb. 14: Black bean and corn soup,         fruit, bowl of cereal, yogurt, orange or apple
                                                  Thursday, Feb. 16: Shepherd’s pie, vegetable
assorted benefit bars or yogurt parfait served                                                      hash brown, green beans, assorted fruit, milk      cheese quesadillas with nachos and salsa,           juice.
                                                  sticks and dip, breadstick, jell-o and cream,
with fruit or 100 percent juice, milk.                                                              or triple decker PBM or grab & go salads.          southwest whole grain rice, cucumber slices
                                                  milk or turkey and cheese on a seeded roll.
                                                  Friday, Feb. 17: Variety pizza, vegetables,       Tuesday, Feb. 14: Nacho with cheese, meat top-     and hummus or homemade chicken alfredo              LUNCH
LUNCH                                                                                               ping, salsa, carrots, assorted fruit, milk or      with pasta and local broccoli, roasted carrots,
                                                  assorted fruit and desserts, milk or bagel and
                                                  cheese.                                           triple decker PBM or grab & go salads.             whole grain roll with butter, petite banana or      Monday, Feb. 13: Chicken fajitas wraps (pep-
Monday, Feb. 13: Toasted cheese on wheat                                                            Wednesday, Feb. 15: Build a ham grinder, bag       blueberry cobbler. Vegetarian alfredo with          pers, corn and onions), baked potato tots,
bread with two mozzarella sticks with tomato                                                        of popcorn, assorted fruit, chocolate chip         broccoli and carrots, Colby Jack cheese             salsa sauce, fresh fruit or peanut butter and
soup, pasta primavera, peas, fresh fruit, milk.                                                                             cookies, milk or triple    sticks.                                             jelly sandwich, baked tots, fruit, dessert.
                                                                                                                            decker PBJ or grab &       Wednesday, Feb. 15: Soup du jour, Texas toast-      Tuesday, Feb. 14: Spaghetti and meat sauce,
                                                                                                                            go salads.                 ed cheese sandwich with Marinara sauce,             tossed salad, garlic bread, fruit or vegetable
                                                                                                                            Thursday, Feb. 16:         seasoned garlic spaghetti, seasoned carrots         burger on a whole wheat bun, tossed salad,

                                                THE                                                                         Baked potato bar,
                                                                                                                            broccoli,     assorted
                                                                                                                            fruit, Jell-o with top-
                                                                                                                                                       with dill butter or hot ham and cheese crois-
                                                                                                                                                       sant, oven roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes,
                                                                                                                                                       assorted desserts. Vegetarian pizza.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           bag of baked chips, fruit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Wednesday, Feb. 15: BBQ chicken, whipped

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                   Essays and Poems written by student authors from
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                  open to Grades 5-12 & home schooled students
                    Deadline Feb. 13 - Pub date Feb. 24
                              Suggested Topics for February:
        1. If the Presidential Election were held today, whom
          would you vote for and why? (can be anyone, a politician, your
            superhero, parent, grandparent, someone you admire, etc.)
        2. February is American Heart Month.
          What are you doing to keep your heart healthy?
        3. Or topic of your choice.
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            Street, P. O. Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550
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                                                                                                                                                            Friday, February 10, 2012                 • SPENCER NEW LEADER 7

                                                                   CLASSROOM CORNER
                                                                                    EDUCATION NOTEBOOK
                                                                                                                                           Warren, was named to the Dean’s List for the               Chelsea Staney of North Brookfield.
Leicester Women’s Club                                                        Mount Wachusett Community                                    fall 2011 semester at Saint Michael’s College.           Chelsea is studying Athletic Training.
Scholarship                                                                   College                                                      Linehan is a Sophomore Journalism and
                                                                                                                                           Mass Communications major at the liberal
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Megan German of Spencer. Megan is
                                                                                                                                                                                                    studying Movement and Sport Studies.
                                                                                                                                           arts, residential Catholic college located in
  The Leicester Women’s Club will award
$500 scholarships to two Leicester residents
                                                                                GARDNER — The following local Mount
                                                                              Wachusett Community College students
                                                                                                                                           Burlington, Vt., one of America’s top 10 col-            Stonehill College
                                                                                                                                           lege towns. Students who complete a mini-
who will graduate from high school in 2012.                                   were named to the President’s List for the                   mum of 12 credits and achieve a grade point                EASTON — Stonehill College recently
Also, this year one, $500 scholarship will be                                 2011 fall semester:                                          average of at least 3.4 at the end of a semes-           named the following local residents to its
awarded to a student majoring in nursing in
memory of Betty Swan given by the Swan                                        Brookfield: Cory Berndt                                      ter are recognized for their scholarship by
                                                                                                                                           inclusion on the Dean’s List.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 semester.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Warren resident Emily E. Thompson, a
family .                                                                                                                                     Linehan graduated from Quabbin Regional                member of the class of 2012.
  Applications are available at your local                                     GARDNER — The following local Mount                         High School before coming to Saint                         Leicester resident Laura E. Bercume, a
guidance office. Any Leicester resident grad-                                 Wachusett Community College students                         Michael’s.                                               member of the class of 2012.
uating from high school in spring 2012 is eli-                                were recently named to the Dean’s List.
  Applications must be submitted by April 1.
                                                                               Spencer: Julie Grigarauskas
                                                                               Warren: Lauren Como
                                                                                                                                           Trinity College                                          University of New Hampshire
                                                                                                                                             HARTFORD, Conn. — Kevin Mortimer, of                     DURHAM, N.H. — The following students
Nichols College                                                               American International College                               Spencer, of the Spring 2012 class at Trinity
                                                                                                                                           College in Hartford, Conn., has received
                                                                                                                                                                                                    have been named to the Dean’s List at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                    University of New Hampshire for the fall
                                                                                                                                           Faculty Honors for the 2011 fall semester.               semester of the 2011-2012 academic year.
  DUDLEY — Michael Langlois, son of Dan                                         SPRINGFIELD — American International                         To earn Faculty Honors, a student must                   Scott Shillieto, of Warren earned Honors
and Kathy Langlois, of Spencer, was named                                     College in Springfield, has named 450 stu-                   achieve a semester grade point average of at               Brian Rodrigues, of East Brookfield
to the Deans List for the Fall 2011 semester at                               dents to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List. Dean’s List              least a 3.667 with no individual letter grade            earned Honors.
Nichols College. Michael is a sophomore at                                    students are full-time students, with a grade                below B-.
Nichols and is majoring in Accounting.                                        point average between 3.3 and 4.0 for the
                                                                                Matthew Smith, of Warren was among the
                                                                                                                                           Worcester Academy
Lasell College                                                                AIC students recognized for academic                           WORCESTER — Worcester Academy has
                                                                              achievement. Smith is a junior majoring in                   announced its Headmaster’s List and Honor
  NEWTON — Courtney Moen, of                                                  Interdepartmental Science.                                   Roll for the First Trimester of the 2011-2012
Brookfield, has earned Dean’s List status for                                   Collette Daniels, of West Warren was                       School Year.
the 2011 fall semester at Lasell College. A                                   among the AIC students recognized for aca-                     Spencer
member of the Class of 2014, Moen is major-                                   demic achievement. Daniels is a junior                         Catrina Cattaneo, Grade 10; Honor Roll
ing in Exercise Science.                                                      majoring in Management.                                        Kelsey Harris, Grade 12; Honor Roll
                                                                                Amber Ramsey, of East Brookfield was                         Julianne Mortimer, Grade 10; Honor Roll
                                                                              among the AIC students recognized for aca-
University of Massachusetts                                                                                                                  Matthew Mortimer, Grade 12; Honor Roll

                                                                              demic achievement. Ramsey is a sophomore
                                                                              majoring in Occupational Science.
                                                                                Catherine Mellen, of Spencer was among
                                                                                                                                           Western New England University                             Pet of the Week
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                                                                              the AIC students recognized for academic                       SPRINGFIELD — The following students
  AMHERST — Colleen DiBara graduated                                          achievement. Mellen is a senior majoring in                                                                            Name: Hyde
                                                                                                                                           have been named to Dean’s List at Western                 Breed: Shepherd/Mix
cum laude from U Mass Amherst with a bach-                                    Liberal Studies.                                             New England for the fall semester of 2011.
elor of science in Kinesiology She will con-
                              .                                                                                                                                                                      Sex: Neutered Male
                                                                                                                                           Students are named to the Dean’s List for
tinue her education in the medical field. She                                                                                                                                                        Size: Large
is the daughter of Laurie DiBara of West                                      Mount Ida College                                            achieving a semester grade point average of
                                                                                                                                           3.30 or higher.                                           Age: 5 Years 6 Months
Brookfield and Russell DiBara of East                                                                                                        Samantha D. McCann of West Warren, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hello World, my name is Hyde. I am a male Shep mix. I am about
Brookfield.                                                                     NEWTON — Jessica White, a resident of                                                                                5.5 yrs old. As you can imagine, I looooove my playtime. I was found
                                                                                                                                           freshman majoring in Criminal Justice.                    wandering the streets by a very kind ACO and boy, am I lucky that
                                                                              Brookfield, has been named to the Dean’s
University of Massachusetts                                                   List for the 2011 fall semester at Mount Ida
                                                                                                                                             Ryan C. McGraw of Leicester, a sophomore
                                                                                                                                           majoring in Accounting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     she brought me here to Second Chance. I need lots and lots of
                                                                                                                                                                                                     exercise. If you had a fenced yard for me to burn off my energy, it
                                                                              College in Newton, Massachusetts.
Dartmouth                                                                       Jessica is one of 409 students honored for                 University of Hartford
                                                                                                                                                                                                     would be heaven. I would love to be with an active family, walking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     hiking, and just plain having fun all the time. Just rub my belly and
                                                                              outstanding academic achievement by being                                                                              I turn to mush. I am just so loveable and gentle you can't imagine.
  NORTH DARTMOUTH — The following                                             named to the Dean’s List. To make the Dean’s                                                                           I know I won't be here long, so if you think I look handsome in my
                                                                                                                                            WEST HARTFORD — The University of
UMass Dartmouth students have been named                                      List, students must have a grade point aver-                                                                           picture, come up and see me in person. I am awesome.
                                                                                                                                           Hartford is pleased to announce Ashley
to the Dean’s List in recognition of earning a                                age of 3.33 or above.                                                                                                                       We have CATS for adoption too!
                                                                                                                                           Beahn, of Spencer, has been named to its
fall semester grade point average of 3.2 or                                                                                                                                                                Second Chance Animal Shelter Inc.
                                                                                                                                           Dean’s List for Fall 2011.
higher of a possible 4.0:                                                                                                                                                                                 East Brookfield, MA• (508) 867-5525
  West Warren: Megan Edwards                                                  University of Massachusetts Boston                            Ashley is the daughter of Sam and Karen
                                                                                                                                           Beahn, of Spencer. She is studying Radiology.                     www.secondchanceanimals.org
  Brookfield: Tyler Latour
  E Brookfield: Tina Roy
  Leicester: Lynn Cronin
                                                                                BOSTON — Alyssa Kimball, a resident of
                                                                              Brookfield, was among more than 3,000 stu-                   Quinnipiac University                                      The Muddy Mutt
  Leicester: Mark Dunlop
  North Brookfield: Kara Lowkes
                                                                              dents from the University of Massachusetts
                                                                              Boston who made the Fall 2011 Dean’s List.                     HAMDEN, Conn. — The following area res-
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dog Grooming
  Spencer: Kasey Chatzopoulos                                                                                                              idents were named to the dean’s list for the
  Spencer: Jacob Ginga                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nails
  Spencer: Joseph Martin                                                      Roger Williams University                                    Fall 2011 semester at Quinnipiac University:
                                                                                                                                             Christine Little, of Brookfield
  Spencer: Kimberley Saunders                                                                                                                Jeremy Robideau, of East Brookfield
                                                                                BRISTOL, R.I. — Kathleen Wilson, of                          Sarah Violette, of East Brookfield
  NORTH DARTMOUTH — The following                                             Leicester, has been named to the Roger                         Arielle Mullaney, of Spencer
UMass Dartmouth students have been named                                      Williams University Dean’s List. She is a sen-                                                                                1 Mechanic Street
to the Chancellor’s List in recognition of                                    ior, majoring in Historic Preservation, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spencer, MA 01562
earning a fall semester grade point average
of 3.8 or higher of a possible 4.0:
                                                                              will graduate on May 19.                                     Springfield College                                       Please call for an appointment at
  West Warren: Sarah Cook
  Spencer: Jillian Baron                                                      Saint Michael’s College                                        SPRINGFIELD — Springfield College has                              774-545-0913
                                                                                                                                           named the following local residents to the
  Spencer: Laura Webber                                                                                                                    dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall          10% OFF YOUR FIRST VISIT
                                                                                COLCHESTER, Vt. — Maura Linehan,                           2011 term.
                                                                              daughter of Robert and Suzanne Linehan, of                                                                             email: themuddymutt@gmail.com

                                                                              potatoes, peas and pearl onions, oatmeal bread, peaches.
MENUS                                                                         Friday, Feb. 17: Meatloaf and gravy, garlic mashed potato,
continued from page         A6                                                California blend vegetables, whole wheat bread, fresh
potatoes, carrots, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, fruit or
vegetable burger on a bun, whipped potatoes, carrots,
Thursday, Feb. 16: Double cheeseburger on a bun (pickles,
                                                                              NORTH BROOKFIELD
onions, ketchup), baked beans, baked French fries,
coleslaw, fruit or deli sandwich, French fries, coleslaw,
                                                                              SENIOR CENTER
fruit, dessert.                                                               Please note that Tri-Valley provides meals at the NBSC on
Friday, Feb. 17: Grilled cheese sandwich, baked potato tots,                  Mondays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays,
tomato soup, crackers, fruit or peanut butter and jelly                       the NBSC provides home-cooked meals from their own
sandwich, soup, crackers, tots, fruit, dessert.                               kitchen.
                                                                              Monday, Feb. 13: (Tri-Valley Reservations required by 12
                                                                              p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9) Yankee chicken pie, vegetable soup,
TRI-VALLEY                                                                    carrots, multigrain bread, baked apples.
                                                                              Tuesday, Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Lunch – Carol’s Turkey
Monday, Feb. 13: Vegetarian vegetable soup, Yankee chick-                     dinner with stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetables, salad,
en pie, carrots, multi grain bread, baked apples.
Tuesday, Feb. 14: Veal Bourguignon, red bliss potatoes,
spinach, honey wheat bread, pink ambrosia, (sugar free
                                                                              rolls and dessert.
                                                                              Wednesday, Feb. 15: Cathy’s curious casserole with salad,
                                                                              rolls and dessert.
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            PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER                                             LETTERS TO THE EDITOR                                                               We bought
                ADAM MINOR
                                                                         Hearts for Heat fundraiser a success
                                                                                                                                                                      a zoo
               MANAGING EDITOR

                                                          To the Editor:                                    Adams/Peter Glanville, and Charlotte

             EDITORIAL                                    Community Helping Community; that
                                                        was the dream of Cindy Shea, founder of the
                                                        original Hearts For Heat organization sever-
                                                                                                            Hoogasian. Always a big draw, Bose
                                                                                                            Corporation once again donated a Wave
                                                                                                            Radio. This year brought additional excite-
                                                                                                                                                                   Kind of !
                                                                                                                                                                   My friend David is still laughing, pointing out
                                                                                                                                                                to other friends and acquaintances the crazi-
                                                        al years ago. Support from N. Brookfield res-       ment with the gift of “Opening Day” Red

Winners and                                             idents and local businesses exemplifies this
                                                        most fundamental and compassionate prem-
                                                                                                            Sox ticket from Wally and Michele Connor,
                                                                                                            founders        of     Socks   for    Siberia
                                                                                                            http://www.socksforsiberia.org/, a nonprof-
                                                                                                                                                                ness, the sheer lunacy of my (twice) daily

                                                                                                                                                                   Specifically, he’s mocking my continuing
                                                                                                                                                                efforts to invite and entice Elliott, our lost black
                                                          When asked, North Brookfield Savings              it organization that supports orphaned chil-        (and white) cat, home, by leaving a bowl of cat

  losers                                                Bank, Quabaug Corporation, Berthiaume &
                                                        Berthiaume, the NB Teachers Association
                                                        No. 406, McGrath Insurance, Country Auto
                                                        Body, Lamoureux Ford, Thomas Cahill DDS,
                                                                                                            dren in Siberia.
                                                                                                               Christine Kiraly transformed the cafete-
                                                                                                            ria into a delightful eatery and with the
                                                                                                            addition of live music by local favorites
                                                                                                                                                                food on the back porch.
                                                                                                                                                                                       As I leave the house every
                                                                                                                                                                                     morning and about dusk
                                                                                                                                                                                     every evening, I fill the bowl
                        “It’s just a game, Adam.”       Robert King DVM, and Country Bank pro-              “The Otters,” the evening was magically                                  with both moist morsels and
                        I’ve heard those words          vided substantial donations. And as a result        transfixed; no one wanted to leave. We are                               the hard, dry stuff in the
                      many times growing up —           of the annual appeal mailing, charitable giv-       most grateful that the band has offered their                            hopes that Elliott, if he
                      whether it’s after a soccer                                                                                                                                    should ever wander back
                      tournament, a basketball
                                                        ing from individuals has exceeded expecta-          service, again free of charge, for next year’s
                                                        tions.                                              fundraiser.                                                              from wherever he’s been for
                      or soccer game — losing is
                                                          Our 4th annual Spaghetti Dinner                      Personally, I am most grateful for fellow                             the last three months, will
                      always hard.
                        It’s deflating to the ego       fundraiser was the best ever — again                NB Hearts for Heat board members Michelle                                partake of the sustenance
                      none of us admit to carry-        because of the support of the community     .       Petraitis, Ellen Smith, Judy Manning,                                    and, remembering his REAL
                      ing around with us.               The Hayden Masonic Lodge co-sponsored               Louise Bouchard, Tom Lewandowski, Joe                  A Y S OU          home, mew to get back in.
                      Admitting defeat goes             the dinner; their team of volunteers knows          Zegarra, and Patricia Zegarra, whose dedi-                                          ,
                                                                                                                                                                                     Actually he whines, but in
    THE MINOR         against our very human            exactly how to put on a spectacular meal.           cation allows the organization to exist. Then          L I IKE T         this case, his whining would
                                                                                                                                                                                     be a welcome annoyance.
     DETAILS          nature. Pride runs deep in
                      our minds, and admitting
                                                          “How can we help” is Hannaford                    Bob LaFlamme and Crowley Fuel completes
                                                                                                                                                                                       It’s the “last three months”
                                                        Supermarket manager Dianne Lincoln’s                our efforts with their commitment to help-
     ADAM             that someone is better            recurrent response to every request for             ing residents in need.                                MARK ASHTON part that gets David to laugh-
                      than you at something —                                                                                                                                        ing so hard. “Do you THINK
     MINOR            especially when you think
                                                        assistance. The store donated the food and             Lastly, I must thank Spencer New Leader
                                                                                                                                                                                     he’s coming back?” he says
                                                        paper items essential to this event. National       Staff Writer David Dore, for his excellent          with the TDC (thinly disguised contempt) of
                      you are “better” — can be
                                                        honor society students lent a hand selling          articles and coverage of all Hearts for Heat        either a confirmed feline-aphobe or a veteran
extremely difficult.
   I couldn’t help but think of those words my          raffle tickets, pouring drinks, and cleaning        events. We can always count on you!                 cat non-fancier. “How long ago did he leave?”
mom and dad comfortingly said to me, as I sat           up. The PTO helped with advertising and                Yes, this is truly community helping com-        asks David, not out of true concern for either me
there on the couch Sunday night, watching the           held their annual Movie Night immediately           munity; together we can make a difference.          or Elliott, but so he can respond to my answer
Patriots lose (again) to the Giants in Super Bowl       following the dinner.                               We raised $2,600, and every cent will be used       with the proper level of rollicking ridicule.
XLVI.                                                     The raffle table was bursting with offer-         to provide emergency fuel assistance to                I remember exactly when he disappeared. It
   It’s just a game, Adam.                              ings donated by: Brookfield Orchards,               North Brookfield residents. Thank you all.          was Friday of the Halloween weekend snow-
   As I write this, I think of some of the trophies     Cormier Jewelers (Southbridge), Jim’s                                                                   storm in late October. We arrived home from
I have amassed from my childhood sporting               Pizza, Lamoureux Ford, N. Brookfield                                    SUZANNE LEWANDOWSKI             work and grocery shopping to find our new back
adventures, most of them from soccer tourna-            House of Pizza, Salem Cross Inn, St. Jean’s                                                             doors and bay window installed, and the work
ments earned on travel teams in the 1990s.
                                                                                                                PRESIDENT/FOUNDER, NB HEARTS FOR HEAT
                                                        Package Store, Statz Sports Pub, Shawn                                                                                                ,
                                                                                                                                                                completed. Unfortunately we also found some-
   I’ve tasted the sweet nectar of victory man                                                                                                                  thing missing from the house – the aforemen-
times, but I’ve also endured the bitter tonic of                                                                                                                tioned (and typically timid) brother of Barry       ,
   In one tournament I can recall (I believe it
was in Oxford, Mass.), my coach decided to try
me out as the goalie of the NECONN Eagles for
                                                          The Second Revolution will                                                                            who for some reason chose the carpenters’ off-
                                                                                                                                                                site lunchtime to hop out the unsecured window
                                                                                                                                                                in search of adventures unknown.
                                                                                                                                                                   Now I know David has enough heart to con-
the duration of the tournament. Normally I was  ,
stationed as a defender on the right side of the
field. I wasn’t very fast, but I had a big boot, and
I could clear the ball or knock it up field where
appropriately named athletes like “Squirrel”
                                                          commence in Massachusetts                                                                                                                 ,
                                                                                                                                                                done our hopeful antics for, say a night or two –
                                                                                                                                                                maybe even a whole weekend, but he’s con-
                                                                                                                                                                vinced that our ongoing efforts to lure the prodi-
                                                                                                                                                                gal cat back are, well, cat-astrophically stupid.
                                                                                                                                                                   I might agree with him, except for the notes,

and “Pistol Pete” could chase it down and net a                uper Tuesday is fast                                           Remember         the      first
goal.                                                                                                                                                           cards, emails, and phone calls we’ve received
                                                               approaching — this                                          Revolution? It was a fight to
                                                                                                                                                                since Elliott’s disappearance. Apparently our
   But not this day This day I donned the yellow
                     .         ,
jersey and goalie gloves, and surprisingly I did,
                                                               year the date is March 6.        Y          T
                                                                                                     OUR URN               achieve freedom. The men in
                                                                                                                           Washington’s army fought to
                                                                                                                                                                situation is not unique, and a whole lot of other
well. Before we knew it, we were playing in our                                                                                                                 cat lovers have sent their suggestions as to how
                                                           On this day Massachusetts                                       escape the tyranny of an oppres-     to proceed – and how long to continue hoping for
division’s championship game.                           and nine other states will be             JENNIFER GAUCHER         sive government, without pay! It
   The pressure was on.                                                                                                                                         our errant one’s return.
                                                        holding primaries or caucuses to               SPENCER             was a grand experiment in fore-         Truth is, Elliott disappeared once before,
   It was a tight game. Most championship
games usually were, as the two best teams usu-          choose a presidential candidate.                                   sight, fortitude and freedom.        when we lived in Spencer, and we already had
ally made themselves apparent early on in the           Please do not take this opportu-                                      We the people then built this     his replacement selected from the local animal
tournament.                                                         .
                                                        nity lightly Apathetic and complacent citizens      country on a revolutionary concept of liber-                                              ,
                                                                                                                                                                shelter when, on the tenth day he sauntered
   I forget which town we were even playing that        have duly contributed to the gross economic         ties that promoted personal ambitions and           back as if nothing had happened, looking none
day in the finals (sue me, it was almost 20 years                                         ,
                                                        peril we are in, sitting idly by while elected      self-interest. Limited government, individual       the worse for wear. He never mentioned the
ago now). I know they were fast, and I know they        officials rape and pillage our liberties while                      ,
                                                                                                            responsibility and free markets allowed peo-        episode, so we didn’t press him for details.
were big. But we had the skills advantage. Our          flouting our freedoms.                              ple to better their condition. We created the          So this time I figured we’d better not give up
front line spent a good chuck of the game attack-          Americas financial security has been             greatest country in the world by working hard                    ,
                                                                                                                                                                too quickly especially when some of the card
ing the opponent’s net, and we were able to net         hijacked by self-serving, holier-than-thou          and taking risks always striving for reward in      senders had remarkable stories to tell – about
two goals. The problem was that in that game, I         Washington elites, who in their quest to serve      the form of personal or monetary prosperity    .    pets lost for a year (even FIVE years) – who even-
also let two goals slip by me — one on a shot that      the good of their country have successfully            Dr. Brion McClanahan, author of “The             tually returned. I’m not sure if I’ll recognize
was masked from me until the last second, and           corrupted our Constitution, destroyed our lib-      Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution,”        Elliott after five years, but I do know that his dis-
another on a penalty kick.                              erties and limited our freedoms. Fiscal and         “The Politically Incorrect Guide to the             appearance and our minimal efforts to invite
   Overtime passed quickly and soon we found                                                                                                                    him home have resulted in our gaining a
                                                        monetary policies are deceiving and cheating        Founding         Fathers”      and    “Forgotten
ourselves in a sudden death shootout. One on                                                                                                                    menagerie we could never have anticipated.
one, the first place trophy on the line.                the rights of future generations. Foreign and       Conservatives in American History” is often
                                                        military policies are destroying our national       asked two questions in interviews:                     For one thing, we’re getting regular partakers
   I remember that sequence so clearly because                                                                                                                  of the food on the back porch. While we’re never
it was probably the most pressure I’ve ever been        security and eroding our prosperity    .               1. Would the founding fathers recognize the
                                                           Washington, Jefferson, Madison and               modern government in Washington, D.C.?              there to witness what happens to the breakfast
under in a sporting event.                                                                                                                                      bowl, we’ve seen at least four different felines
   All eyes were on me.                                 Franklin recognized that the natural order of          “The answer is yes, they would recognize
                                                                                                                                                                enjoying the evening meal. They include anoth-
   After a series of blocks and goals, it all came      any government is insidious encroachment                     ,
                                                                                                            tyranny that Barack Obama has more power
                                                                                                                                                                er black (but much fuzzier) cat, a tidy gray tiger,
down to one shot. The shootout was tied, 2-2, and       because people, by their very nature, are not       than King George III ever had.”                     an angora yellow cat, and a multi-colored mon-
I stood in the goal, the last obstacle.                 virtuous. The founders created the                       2. Which GOP candidate would the               grel with a Groucho Marx mustache.
   The whistle blew, and the attacker                   Constitution to strictly limit the powers and       founders support?
approached, dribbling fast and far out in front of                                                                                                                 But the menagerie doesn’t stop there. We’ve
                                                        authority of government should those elected           “The answer is simple: Ron Paul. It would be     also had as evening diners a black-and-white
him. This, I took as an opportunity and I ven-          become universally corrupt. How prophetic           the man who has the best understanding of
tured out of the goal some to meet him further                                                                                                                  polecat (skunk) and, for a couple of nights, a
                                                        they were.                                          the Constitution and its original intent. Paul’s                                               ,
                                                                                                                                                                healthy looking possum. And recently I peeked
out.                                                       Five hundred thirty five entrenched politi-      foreign policy meshes perfectly with
   We raced to the ball, and we came to it at                                                                                                                   out the back door to see if Elliott (or anyone else)
almost the same time. I slid to block the ball, and     cians have led us into a $15 trillion abyss, soon   Washington’s Farewell Address, the Monroe           was partaking of the porch food and found a
as I made contact with the ball, it bounced of my       to be over $16 trillion, and no amount of polit-    Doctrine and the way the first five presidents                                        ,
                                                                                                                                                                humongous raccoon (really he was the size of
foot and began to roll toward the goal.                 ical compromise, “balanced approach,” or            conducted foreign affairs. ‘Non-intervention’       healthy bear cub, or a Volkswagen Beetle) hold-
   It rolled, rolled and rolled some more, and as       “shared sacrifice” is adequately addressing         is not isolation; like the Founders, Paul           ing the bowl in his hands and gulping down
it began to turn left, it bounced off the post —        the sources of the debt and deficit dilemma         believes that peaceful trade is preferable to       every last morsel. When I tapped on the window
and into the net.                                       emanating out of Washington, D.C.                   war. Paul’s views on domestic policy — low          to get his attention, he snarled and hissed, and I
   We were defeated.                                       Bold and behemoth strategies that include        debt, low taxes, limited spending, sound            thought of the rabies shots I’d need if he started
   I spent a minute in the grass, head hanging          fundamental and structural changes are nec-         money — were supported by most of the               gnawing on me after he finished with the bowl.
low, and after my coach wrangled me up to               essary to alter the stagnant economic climate       founding generation.”                                  While I had always wanted a pet raccoon as an
shake hands and do our customary “2-4-6-8-who           and gridlocked political climate. The                  “If American “conservatives” held true to        adolescent, I could never trap one, even though
do we appreciate?” chant for the other team, we         American people want to hear specific solu-         their respect of the founding generation and        we now live within a block of my childhood
were allowed to go back with our parents.               tions and they want to see real results.            the founding principles of the United States,       home. My cousin Philip, however, who lived on a
   “It’s just a game, Adam,” my mother would               When considering which ballot to pull and        then the choice this primary season would be        dairy farm in Pennsylvania, DID have a pet rac-
end up telling me. “You did great today     .”                                                                                                                  coon. I have photos in an album of the cute little
                                                        which box to check on Super Tuesday there is              .
                                                                                                            easy Paul would be leading by double digits.”
   I didn’t feel great. I felt defeated, sunk and                                                                                                               critter on Phil’s shoulder and the smile on both
deflated. After a little while, and as other games      only one obvious choice, Republican, Ron               Of the 4 million registered voters in
                                                                                                                                                                their faces – right up until the moment the coon
came and went, I learned the lesson. It is just a       Paul.                                                                       ,
                                                                                                            Massachusetts today 52 percent are not affili-
                                                                                                                                                                bit Philip in the face and put an end to their
game — winning and losing is part of it, but               I have watched 12 Republican debates. The                                      .
                                                                                                            ated with a political party This is an 11 per-
                                                                                                                                                                mutual admiration society There was weeping,
there are lessons to be learned in losing. Failure      field is down to four from 10.                      cent increase from 1982 when unenrolled vot-        wailing, and gnashing of teeth aplenty     .
teaches humility and offers opportunities for us           Only Ron Paul comprehends the enormity           ers totaled 41 percent.                                But now, for the price of a couple of bowls of
to learn from our mistakes.                             of the problem, that government has over-              In 1982, there were 45 percent registered                             ,
                                                                                                                                                                cat food every day we have our own little zoo.
   I took off my old Tom Brady jersey on Sunday         stepped its constitutional boundaries and           Democrats; today there are 37 percent.              OK, so we don’t yet have any giraffes (that I’ve
night with a sigh when we got home, holding my          usurped the liberties of the citizens of the        Registered Republicans totaled 14 percent in        seen, anyway), and if mama bears start coming,
son (sporting his “I watch the Patriots with my         United States. He has said at every debate that     1982; today there are 11 percent.                   I’ll probably consider discontinuing the prac-
Daddy!” shirt) as he slept on my chest.                 the government spends too much money abus- ,           Ron Paul has a “Plan to Restore America.”        tice. But right now, I see no reason to give up
   “You won’t remember this night when you get          es it monetary policy by inflating the curren-      He knows he is an underdog and that the like-       hope.
older,” I whispered to him as he slept. “But when         ,
                                                        cy abuses its fiscal policy by manipulating the     lihood of winning the nomination is slim, but          If other cat lovers have regained lost pets after
you grow up, you’re going to run into people            market, stifles free enterprise with intrusive      he will march on with an enlightened band of
that take being competitive too seriously Games
                                              .                                                                                                                 a year or more, who am I to quit so quickly?
like tonight will bring out the worst in people         regulations delegated by departments and            devout followers, like George Washington did        Thus it is that even after every midnight trip to
you know, but not you — because you’ll know             agencies that defy the constitution and inter-      with his ragtag, half-naked, and starving con-      the bathroom, I make a quick side-trip to the
that winning isn’t everything. There are more           venes in foreign affairs by spending money          tinental army   .                                   kitchen, peer out the bay window, and flick on
important things going on in this life, and             that we don’t have. He can see that our explo-         George Washington is a patriot whose lega-       the porch light – not expecting, but at least hop-
although you will strive to be the best you can         sive debt and atrophic economy are dangling         cy lives on. Ron Paul is a patriot whose legacy     ing, that the right black-and white creature
be, you will be content with the results, knowing       on a precipice.                                     is just beginning. The second Revolution has        might be out there, looking for a roof ’s safe shel-
you tried your best. It might take you a while to          Ron Paul is winning the argument on sim-         begun! Today we must fight to protect free-         ter after his porch-side meal.
learn this lesson, just like your daddy but in the
                                          ,             ple facts. The free market has been sabotaged       dom.                                                   And in the meantime, I’m giving David some
end, you’ll know that when it’s all said and done       by a government that is too big and spends too         Massachusetts primary allows unenrolled          real hearty chuckles. And isn’t that what friends
— it’s just a game.”                                    much money The mischief of big government
                                                                      .                                     voters to choose either a Republican or             are for?
                                                        has crushed the message of the market and           Democrat ballot.
  Adam Minor may be reached at 508-909-4130,            the massive expansion of statism has suffo-            It is possible but not probable that 63 per-       Mark Ashton writes a weekly column for
or by e-mail at aminor@stonebridgepress.com.            cated federalism.                                   cent of voters will choose Ron Paul.                Stonebridge Press publications.
                                                                                                                 Friday, February 10, 2012                  • SPENCER NEW LEADER 9

Bay Path seniors pass the cosmetology torch to underclassmen
                                                                                                                                                                    AMANDA COLLINS PHOTOS

                                                                                                                   CHARLTON — Freshman students             their first week in the shop, tradition-
                                                                                                                 at Bay Path Regional Vocational            ally senior students spend a day giving
                                                                                                                 Technical High School, who spent last      freshman their choice of beauty treat-
                                                                                                                 semester exploring the school’s vari-      ments. Last Friday, Feb. 3, the cosme-
                                                                                                                 ous shop and vocation options, settled     tology shop was buzzing with girls and
                                                                                                                 into their chosen fields of study last     boys practicing and pampering —
                                                                                                                 week.                                      some preparing for the next three
                                                                                                                   To celebrate the newest brood of         years there, and others getting ready
                                                                                                                 cosmetology kids, instructor Sharon        to leave the comforts of school behind.
                                                                                                                 Gemme explained that at the end of

              New hair station neighbors Harleigh West and Rhaya Winsky made fast friends.

                                                                                    Finishing up their first
                                                                                    week in the cosmetology
                                                                                    program, freshman stu-
                                                                                    dents got the royal treat-
                                                                                    ment from upperclass-
                                                                                    men.                                           Freshman Johnny Maysonet twisted and curled.

          Nothing could break freshman Kaylah Hewett’s concentration.

                                                                                       Freshman Jaelyn Eller chatted with her pal, senior Chelsea Morrison, while her hair was getting a treatment.

Freshman Katelyn Halley got the hang of setting rollers.

                                                                                      This senior pampered her freshman with a hair      A senior cosmetology student shared hair 101 with her fresh-
                                                                                      treatment and warming cap.                         man friend.

   Instructor Sharon Gemme went over some cosmetology basics with students new
   to the program.
10        SPENCER NEW LEADER                                 • Friday, February 10, 2012

Rams run past the competition in SWCL Championship Meet
STURBRIDGE — The Shepherd Hill
boys’ and girls’ indoor track and
field teams stole the show at
Tantasqua’s Field House on Feb. 1,
winning the Southern Worcester
County League Championship
Meets. Team results and top-six
individual performances — which
won points for their respective
teams — are as follows:
Boys Team Results
1. Shepherd Hill, 82 points
2. Uxbridge, 74
3. Tantasqua, 58.66
4. Bartlett, 36
5. Auburn, 34
6. Millbury, 33.33
7. Northbridge, 12
8. Grafton, 10
8. David Prouty, 10
10. Quaboag, 8
11. Oxford, 6
12. Southbridge, 5
13. Leicester, 1
Boys Individual Results
Shot Put
1. Steve St. Jean, Auburn, 45-09.50
2. Arthur Hackenson, Bartlett, 44-
3. Aron Dyke, Auburn, 41-03.50                                                                                                         Nick Ethier photos
4. Dan Sullivan, Uxbridge, 39-11.00                                 David Prouty’s Rachel Clogston leaps to clear the high jump bar.
5. Ryan Phifer, Tantasqua, 39-01.00
6. Zachary Buurma, Northbridge,
38-06.00                                                      5. Andrew St. Germain, Oxford, 8.51                      3. Kasia Collins, Auburn, 26-
High Jump                                                     6. David Baker, Uxbridge, 8.65                           04.00
1. Joe Lucier, Millbury, 5-10                                 55-Meter Dash                                            4. Sam Favreau, Millbury, 25-
2. Nick Mandigo, Quaboag, 5-08                                1. Dan Sullivan, Uxbridge, 6.90                          04.00
3. Pat Tilly, Shepherd Hill, 5-08                             2. Rocco DiStefano, Bartlett, 6.94                       5.      Chantel       Borsnert,
4. Alex Hellyar, Tantasqua, 5-06                              3. Jerry Drane, Uxbridge, 6.95                           Leicester, 25-03.50
4. Nick Bernard, Millbury, 5-06                               4. Kenneth Benson, Northbridge, 7.02                     6.     Katie     McCambridge,
4. Liam Seguin, Tantasqua, 5-06                               5. Jacob Jachimczyk, Shepherd Hill, 7.09                 Shepherd Hill, 25-01.50
Two-Mile Run                                                  6. Nikita Truhanovitch, Bartlett, 7.10                   6. Olivia Connly, Tantasqua,
1. Leo Harmon, Shepherd Hill, 10:35.56                        One-Mile Run                                             25-01.50                            Derrick Bonner of Leicester makes his way around the track in the
2. Mike Dobos, Tantasqua, 10:35.65                            1. Daniel Stomski, Shepherd Hill, 4:52.42                High Jump                           300-meter dash.
3. Chaz Davis, Grafton, 10:37.69                              2. Elijah Fossas, Shepherd Hill, 4:52.72                 1. Emily Cahill, Uxbridge, 5-
4. Wes Nelson, Shepherd Hill, 10:57.72                        3. Andy Reardon, Uxbridge, 4:54.16                       04.50 (meet record)
5. Cam Graves, Millbury, 11:08.28                             4. Finley Simonds, Tantasqua, 5:00.33                    2. Jordan Orrell, Oxford, 4-10
6. Simon Wanjigi, Southbridge, 11:15.91                       5. Ryan Kinahan, Northbridge, 5:01.02                    3.      Emily       Gustavson,
55-Meter Hurdles                                              6. Eric Comeau, Leicester, 5:07.42                       Tantasqua, 4-08
1. Nikitia Truhanovitch, Bartlett, 8.23                       300-Meter Dash                                           4. Gabby Prominski, Millbury,
2. Joe Lucier, Millbury, 8.25                                 1. Jerry Drane, Uxbridge, 38.80                          4-08
3. Alex Hellyar, Tantasqua, 8.36                              2. Rocco DiStefano, Bartlett, 39.65                      5. Rachel Clogston, David
4. Pat Tilly, Shepherd Hill, 8.48                             3. Ben Parody, Uxbridge, 39.80                           Prouty, 4-08
                                                              4. Kenneth Benson, Northbridge, 39.88                    6. Nicole Plona, Auburn, 4-04
                                                              5. Jack Coakley, David Prouty, 40.47                     6. Miranda Dry, Tantasqua, 4-
                                                              6. Adam Banks, Shepherd Hill, 40.48                      04
                                                              600-Meter Run                                            Two-Mile Run
                                                              1. Leo Harmon, Shepherd Hill, 1:29.23                    1. Stella Worters, Shepherd
                                                              2. Johnny Lamanuzzi, Uxbridge, 1:34.03                   Hill, 11:58.37 (meet record)
                                                              3. Jake Mikolajczyk, Auburn, 1:34.86                     2. Lesedi Graveline, Auburn,
                                                              4. Sean Lammi, David Prouty, 1:35.03                     12:25.33
                                                              5. Ben Dunbar, Tantasqua, 1:37.75                        3. Michelle Pajer, Leicester,
                                                              6. Wes Nelson, Shepherd Hill, 1:37.79                    13:17.11
                                                              1,000-Meter Run                                          4. Shelby Stretton, Oxford,
                                                              1. Daniel Stomski, Shepherd Hill, 2:50.823               13:23.45
                                                              2. Aaron Anderstrom, Tantasqua, 2:50.825                 5. Alicia Morales, Uxbridge,
                                                              3. Elijah Fossas, Shepherd Hill, 2:58.15                 13:39.55
                                                              4. Simon Wanjigi, Southbridge, 3:01.12                   6. Kellie Powers, Bartlett,
                                                              5. Cody Jarobski, Oxford, 3:02.10                        13:46.18
                                                              6. Jeremy Guyette, Bartlett, 3:04.50                     55-Meter Hurdles
                                                              4x400-Meter Relay                                        1. Emily Cahill, Uxbridge, 8.69
                                                              1. Millbury, 4:01.47                                     2. Emily Dawidczyk, Oxford,
                                                              2. Uxbridge, 4:02.80                                     8.71
                                                              3. Tantasqua, 4:03.07                                    3. Lillian Dao, Auburn, 9.53
                                                              4. David Prouty, 4:06.86                                 4. Emily Matte, Northbridge,
                                                              5. Auburn, 4:10.69                                       9.77
                                                              6. Northbridge, 4:12.73                                  5. Kristin Bullett, Millbury,
                                                              4x200-Meter Relay                                        9.89
                                                              1. Tantasqua, 1:43.70                                    6. Jordan Orrell, Oxford, 10.02
                                                              2. Shepherd Hill, 1:45.92                                55-Meter Dash
                                                              3. Uxbridge, 1:47.01                                     1. Emily Cahill, Uxbridge, 7.62
                                                              4. Auburn, 1:48.02                                       2. Olivia Connly, Tantasqua,
                                                              5. Oxford, 1:49.16                                       7.83
                                                              6. Millbury, 1:50.66                                     3. Emily Matte, Northbridge,
                                                              4x800-Meter Relay                                        7.94
                                                              1. Uxbridge, 9:28.13                                     4. Kaitlyn Ramsey, Quaboag,
Tantasqua’s Ryan Phifer exerts all of his energy              2. Tantasqua, 9:37.74                                    8.11
while throwing the shot put.                                  3. Auburn, 9:40.65                                       5. Jaime McNamara, Auburn,
                                                              4. Grafton, 9:50.08                                      8.16
                                                              5. Shepherd Hill, 10:03.87                               6. Maddy Mathers, Grafton,
                                                              Girls Team Results                                       8.27
                                                              1. Shepherd Hill, 75.5 points                            One-Mile Run
                                                              2. Uxbridge, 55                                          1. Kaleigh Durkan, Shepherd

  ATHLETE                                                     3. Tantasqua, 53
                                                              4. Millbury, 52
                                                              5. Oxford, 40
                                                                                                                       Hill, 5:46.38
                                                                                                                       2.    Maddison
                                                                                                                       Tantasqua, 5:46.82
                                                                                                                                            Mayberry, put.
                                                                                                                                                           Quaboag’s Nick Mandigo follows through on his release of the shot

   the WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                              600-Meter Run
    of                                                        6. Auburn, 38.5                                          3. Jessica Fitzgerald, Uxbridge, 5:49.44               1. Emily Thibaud, Shepherd Hill, 1:49.82
                                                              7. Leicester, 18                                         4. Allie Dyberg, Millbury, 5:51.20                     2. Lesedi Graveline, Auburn, 1:50.13
                                                              8. Quaboag, 12                                           5. Jennifer Pajer, Leicester, 5:52.40                  3. Haley Chamberlain, Shepherd Hill, 1:52.06
                                                              9. Northbridge, 11                                       6. Kelsie Cummings, Millbury, 6:03.70                  4. Jessica Luke, Tantasqua, 1:56.55
                                                              9. Bartlett, 11                                          300-Meter Dash                                         5. Erin Reil, Tantasqua, 1:57.17
                                                              11. Grafton, 4                                           1. Emily Dawidczyk, Oxford, 43.25
     Alex Hellyar, Kyle Lavallee,                             12. David Prouty, 2                                      2. Audrey Schmidt, Millbury, 44.76
                                                                                                                                                                              6. Jessica Sudyka, Shepherd Hill, 1:57.88
                                                                                                                                                                              1,000-Meter Run
                                                              Girls Individual Results                                 3. Emily Gustavson, Tantasqua, 46.21
       Aaron Anderstrom and                                   Shot Put                                                 4. Jordan Orrell, Oxford, 46.58
                                                                                                                                                                              1. Stella Worters, Shepherd Hill, 3:16.49
                                                                                                                                                                              2. Juleanna Schultz, Shepherd Hill, 3:23.96
            Ryan Phifer                                       1. Alicia Garamy, Bartlett, 28-01.00
                                                              2. Kaitlyn Ramsey, Quaboag, 27-01.50
                                                                                                                       5. Nichole Tillery, Auburn, 47.00
                                                                                                                       6. Jenny Quan, Millbury, 47.38
                                                                                                                                                                              3. Jessica Fitzgerald, Uxbridge, 3:27.88
                                                                                                                                                                              4. Chloe Doyon, Oxford, 3:35.15
    The Tantasqua 4x200-meter relay                                                                                                                                                      5. Kaleigh Durkan, Shepherd Hill,
  team finished in 1:43.70, winning the                                                                                                                                                  3:36.34
  Southern Worcester County League                                                                                                                                                       6. Callie Hansson, Northbridge,
  Championship Meet race on Feb. 1.                                                                                                                                                      3:37.57
                                                                                                                                                                                         4x400-Meter Relay
                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Shepherd Hill, 4:37.31
                                                                                                                                                                                         2. Millbury, 4:42.65
                                                                                                                                                                                         3. Tantasqua, 4:42.74
     Athlete of the Week is sponsored by:                                                                                                                                                4. Leicester, 4:42.75
                                                                                                                                                                                         5. Grafton, 4:43.05
     Congratulations from                                                                                                                                                                6. Uxbridge, 4:48.16
                                                                                                                                                                                         4x200-Meter Relay
                                                                                                                                                                                         1. Millbury, 1:58.89
                                                                                                                                                                                         2. Tantasqua, 2:02.81
                                                                                                                                                                                         3. Auburn, 2:04.18
                                                                                                                                                                                         4. Uxbridge, 2:05.60
                                                                                                                                                                                         5. Leicester, 2:09.07
                                                                                                                                                                                         6. Oxford, 2:10.84
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                   508-885-2594 or 885-6545                                                                                                                                              2. Shepherd Hill, 11:17.46
   Here for all your insurance needs.                                                                                                                                                    3. Uxbridge, 11:26.34
                                                             From left, Shepherd Hill’s Pat Tilly, Bartlett’s Nikita Truhanovitch, Tantasqua’s Alex Hellyar, Millbury’s Joe Lucier and 4. Tantasqua, 11:47.59
                                                             Oxford’s Andrew St. Germain make the first jump in the 55-meter hurdles event. Truhanovitch won the race.                   5. Leicester, 12:01.73
                                                                                                                                                                                         6. Grafton, 12:11.71
                                                                                                                        Friday, February 10, 2012                  • SPENCER NEW LEADER 11

Powerful first half pushes Pioneers past Panthers
  SPENCER — The Southbridge
girls’ basketball team took a com-
manding 25-9 lead into the halftime
break against David Prouty and
then held on late in the Jan. 31 con-
test, escaping with a 46-33 win.
  Tanaisha Espino led the Pioneers
with 15 points and 9 rebounds,
while twin sister Tanishia added 13
points. Elyse Pena and Ariana
Rivas did the bulk of their damage
for Southbridge on the boards, as
each player grabbed 10 rebounds.
Hayley Chesson scored a team-high
14 points for the Panthers, while
Erin Gaudette (8 points, 16
rebounds) and Sam Dacey (7 points)
also chipped in.
  Tanaisha Espino caught fire in
the first half — netting 10 of her
points in the first two quarters — to
help give her team a 16-point lead at
  But Chesson heated up in the sec-
ond half, scoring 9 points after
intermission, and Prouty got with-
in 10 points a few times in the
fourth quarter. The Pioneers pulled
away late, though, to improve to 8-7
on the season. The Panthers are
still in search of their first victory
of the season.
                                                                                                               Nick Ethier photos
  Southbridge won the rebounding
battle in an eerily similar number          David Prouty’s Jacqueline Saunders hurries down the court while maintaining pos-         David Prouty’s Sam Dacey prepares to make a move on Southbridge defender Elyse
as the final score, 45-33.                  session of the ball.                                                                    Pena.

Pioneers push through midseason Mesquitta leads Beavers,
 stretch, eye Clark Tournament stave off Minutemen rally
                 BY NICK ETHIER                                                                                             BY MICHAEL CORSO                      shot and put in a layup with 2:05 remaining to
                SPORTS STAFF WRITER                                                                                         SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
                                                                                                                                                                  cap the run and give his squad a 58-48 lead.
   SOUTHBRIDGE — The Southbridge boys’                                                                         CHARLTON — Marcus Mesquitta had a                     Valley Tech calmly won the free throw battle
basketball team began the 2011-12 season at 5-                                                              game-high 23 points and Kyle Lowther added 13                                                 ,
                                                                                                                                                                  down the stretch to seal the victory hitting 20
1, but then endured a six-game losing streak                                                                points and 10 rebounds as the Blackstone              out of 35 shots at the charity stripe.
to drop to 5-7. The team appears to have right-                                                             Valley Tech boys’ basketball team narrowly               The Minutemen (9-7) had plenty of opportu-
ed its ship, though, as the Pioneers are now                                                                escaped with a 65-58 win over Bay Path on Feb.        nities to win the game, but a plethora of missed
an even 8-8 after defeating Leicester 57-49 on                                                              3.                                                    shots in the paint and turnovers were too much
Feb. 2.                                                                                                        TJ Gentry and Ryan Marcinkus, two of the           to overcome.
   The Wolverines, who have played many                                                                     top scorers in the Colonial Athletic League,             “We had a couple of letdowns,” said Bay Path
teams tough throughout the season, slipped                                                                  each netted 19 points to lead the Minutemen.          head coach Al Greenough. “We didn’t hit key
to 0-15 and are still in search of their first vic-                                                            The Beavers (8-5), who had handed the              shots and they did. There are nights when
tory .                                                                                                      Minutemen their first loss earlier in the sea-        those shots fall and there are nights when they
   “We are finally coming together as a fami-                                                               son, saw a 10-point second half lead slowly           don’t. Tonight they didn’t fall.”
ly,” Southbridge senior George Rivera said,                                                                 slide down to 4 points midway through the                The Minutemen struggled out of the gate,
as the Pioneers have now won three of their                                                                 fourth quarter against an aggressive                  trailing 11-4 after the first quarter and not mak-
last four. “[The] Clark [Tournament] is in our                                                              Minutemen bunch before reasserting control            ing a single field goal. The Beavers were not on
sights now.”                                                                                                with key free throws down the stretch.                top of their game either, but were able to hit a
   “We have more confidence,” added                                                                            “It’s been close games the last three years        couple of key shots by Tony Allen. The quick
Rashaun Perez, a junior. “We’re playing as a                                                                these two teams have played,” said BVT head           forward used his speed to get into the teeth of
team. Everybody is playing and everybody is                                                                 coach James Kahler. “The first time we played         the defense and scored 6 of the team’s 11 first
contributing.”                                                                                              them it was very similar to tonight. We got up        quarter points.
   Everyone was contributing in the game                                                                    early and they made a comeback. Fortunately      ,       The second quarter sparked more offensive
with Leicester early, as five players scored in                                                             we took advantage of a few of their turnovers         firepower. Marcinkus and Mesquitta put on a
the first quarter and the Pioneers took a 16-14                                                             and turned them into points. We won the               clinic with their driving ability in traffic. The
lead after one. But it was the second quarter                                                               turnover battle.”                                     pace also picked up in the quarter, with both
                                                                                                               With leading scorer Danny Avery struggling         sides getting out into transition on virtually
where Southbridge turned it on, outscoring
                                                                                                            with his outside shot, Mesquitta stepped in           every possession.
the Wolverines 17-6 in the frame to lead by 13
                                                                                                            with a big game, using his driving ability to            Each side exchanged buckets on four
at halftime, 33-20.
                                                                                                            score in the paint and draw fouls. The lanky          straight possessions, which brought many fans
   A large swing for the Pioneers occurred
                                                                                                            point guard went 9 of 16 from the free throw          to their feet. Marcinkus gave the Minutemen
when Andrew Rosario stole the ball at half
                                                                                                            line and kept his team afloat in the second           their only lead of the game when he was fouled
court and heaved a pass to Matt Hernandez,                                                                  quarter, scoring 12 points in the frame.              and still managed to get a shot in. His free
who finished a layup. Moments later Rosario                                                                    “Marcus leads the team in just about every-        throw gave his squad a 28-27 lead.
(11 points) scored on a fast-break opportuni-                                                               thing,” said Kahler. “He’s a great leader and            The lead would be short-lived.
ty, and Southbridge turned a 9-point advan-                                                                 does what is needed for the team.”                       Down 29-27, Mesquitta knocked down a
tage to a double-digit, 13-point lead.                                                                         Tied 29-29 at halftime, the Beavers outscored      jumper as time expired to even the score.
   “To beat good teams you can’t have three or                                                              the Minutemen 21-11 in the third quarter to              Despite the loss, Greenough feels confident
four minute stretches like we had at the end                                                                take a comfortable 48-38 lead going into the          that his team will right the ship. The
of the second quarter where the lead goes                                                                   fourth frame. Guard Eddie Floyd scored 7 of           Minutemen have lost seven of nine games after
from 4 to [13],” explained Leicester head                                                                   his 9 points in the quarter, including a 3-point-     winning their first seven to open the season.
coach Mike Lynch. “It takes too long to make                                                                er as the buzzer sounded to give his team their          “I believe in these guys. I have a lot of confi-
those points up.”                                                                                           first double-digit lead of the game.                  dence in them. The ball hasn’t fell our way but
   The Wolverines attempted to make those                                                                      The Minutemen clawed back into the game            we only need one win in the last five games to
points up in the second half, as Mykeem                                                                     behind the play of Marcinkus, Gentry and              get into districts, which a Bay Path team hasn’t
Minton (10 points, 9 rebounds) stole an                                                                     guard Anthony Baez (15 points). The trio com-         done in seven years,” he said.”
                                                                                       Nick Ethier photos
inbounds pass and finished a jumper just                                                                    bined for 53 of the team’s 58 points and 19 of           Kahler will take the victory despite knowing
before the buzzer, and with a quarter to play         Leicester’s Mike Ferraro eyes the rim before          the 20 fourth quarter points.                         his team wasn’t at the top of their game.
Leicester trailed by only 11 points, 48-37.           attempting a free throw.                                 With 3:46 remaining, Marcinkus’ rebound               “I will never complain about a win,” he said.
   In the fourth quarter Minton got inside to                                                               and put-back cut the deficit to 52-48. However, a     “Against a good team in their place, I will not
                                                      then on Jan. 31 they outlasted David Prouty
make it a two-possession game, and Zack                                                                     quick 6-0 run by the Beavers put the game out         complain.”
                                                      in overtime, winning 64-62.
Jacobs (15 points, 9 rebounds) followed with                                                                of reach. Lowther rebounded his own missed
another hoop, slicing the deficit down to 53-
   But the Pioneers sealed it in the final two

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   Hernandez (10 points) and Perez (9 points)
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Leicester’s Brennen Ryan dropped 14 points
in defeat.
   “I have great kids that work hard. I am con-
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12       SPENCER NEW LEADER                              • Friday, February 10, 2012

Warriors remain on winning streak, top rival Rams
                  BY NICK ETHIER                          mately winning a 69-49 decision.                    Derek Schulman gave the home crowd some              stressing him out a little bit this year.”
                 SPORTS STAFF WRITER
                                                             Both teams are now 11-6.                         hope of a comeback as he buried a 3-pointer             Another factor that played a part in the out-
  DUDLEY — Since losing to Southbridge 75-                   “We had a heart to heart after                   at the buzzer. Still, Shepherd Hill trailed 54-36    come was the rebounding difference, as the
64 on Jan. 24, Tantasqua has been playing                 Southbridge,” Tantasqua head coach Jeff             with eight minutes to go.                            Warriors were plus-17 on the boards, 37-20.
much better basketball. The Warriors defeat-              Child said. “Not to belittle that team at all,        The Rams did score 6 straight points to               “We played Joe a little more than we usual-
ed Uxbridge (51-48) and Bartlett (77-69) before           but that team is not as good as some of the         open the fourth quarter, slicing the lead down       ly do because of matchups,” Child said of the
having a week off. Tantasqua then took to the             other ones we have been playing and beating.        to 54-42, but Gatta responded with a free            6-foot-5 Joe Sciaraffa, who played well in
court again on Feb. 6 against their rivals in             Since then we’ve played pretty good basket-         throw. He then stripped the ball on a full-          spurts. “We played a lot of man [to man
Shepherd Hill and outplayed the Rams, ulti-               ball. Hopefully we peak at the right time as        court press and finished with a layup, mak-          defense]. With the two big guys [Sciaraffa and
                                                          we hit the stretch.”                                ing it 57-42.                                        Windell Westbrook (12 points)] in there we
                                                             Leading the charge for the Warriors was            McKissick (19 points) hit a 3-pointer to get       had a better look with this group.”
                                                          Corey Gatta, who scored a game-high 26              his team within 14 points, 61-47, but the               The man defense forced countless
                                                          points, including his team’s first 9 to start the   Warriors finished the game on an 8-2 run to          Shepherd Hill turnovers — Tantasqua had 17
                                                          game.                                               seal it.                                             steals — while the Warriors turned it over
                                                             “He shot well tonight,” Child said, as Gatta       “Corey was pretty steady throughout the            just 8 times.
                                                          also had 8 rebounds and 8 steals. “He made          game,” Child said of Gatta’s play, adding that          Jon Beaudry added 9 points for Tantasqua.
                                                          shots early, which helped out. The crowd was        Dottin (13 points) also played well in stretch-         Meanwhile, Shepherd Hill has lost four of
                                                          chanting at Corey in the beginning…he made          es. “[Gatta] really brought us over the top. He      its last six. The coaching staff was unavail-
                                                          both free throws through the chants. I              needed to have a breakout game. It’s been            able for comment after the game.
                                                          thought that was a good start for us.”
                                                             Shepherd Hill’s Kyle McKissick was equal-
                                                          ly as impressive in the early going, as he reg-
                                                          istered his team’s first 8 points.
                                                             But the Warriors pulled away late in the
                                                          first quarter, as reserve Myles Gaudet hit a 3-
                                                                                                                    Warriors a win away from Central
                                                          pointer and followed with a layup because of
                                                          an Alex Lucas hustle play and steal.
                                                             “We got a spark from Myles Gaudet,” said
                                                                                                                       Mass. district tournament
                                                          Child. “He gave us a spark off the bench, div-                                                                   STURBRIDGE — Once 5-8, the
                                                          ing on the floor. Alex [Lucas] was another                                                                     Tantasqua girls’ basketball team —
                                                          guy who got on the floor. Those were turning                                                                   now on a four-game winning streak
                                                          points in the game.”                                                                                           — is one victory away from qualify-
                                                             Tantasqua led 20-13 after the first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                         ing for the Central Mass. Division 1
                                                          and Gatta remained hot to open the second,
                                                          burying a 3-pointer. Gatta then went to the                                                                    district tournament. The Warriors
                                                          bench and the Warriors continued to pick                                                                       defeated Bartlett 61-22 on Jan. 31 to
                                                          apart Shepherd Hill’s matchup zone defense,                                                                    improve to 9-8, and one or more vic-
                                                          as Jaylen Dottin contributed 7 second quar-                                                                    tories against Shepherd Hill,
                                                          ter points.                                                                                                    Auburn or St. Peter-Marian will get
                                    Nick Ethier photos       By halftime Tantasqua led by 17 points, 40-                                                                 them back into the postseason.
Jaylen Dottin of Tantasqua drives to the hoop through     23.                                                                                                              The Indians dropped to 1-14.
two Shepherd Hill defenders.                                 The Warriors upped its lead to 21 points                                                                      Tantasqua led, 33-13, at halftime
                                                          (44-23) in the third quarter, but Rams reserve                                                                 and won going away in the second

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                                                                                                              High School Notebook                                 tosses followed by 15 consecutive free throw
                                                                                                                                                                   attempts. All participants received a partici-
                                                                                                                Jan. 31                                            pation certificate. The winner in each
                                                                                                                Southbridge 64, David Prouty 62 (OT) —             age/gender competition received a champi-
                                                                                                              After a deadlocked game, 52-52, at the end of                                      .
                                                                                                                                                                   onship certificate and trophy The winners
                                                                                                              regulation, the Panthers boys’ basketball            were Cameron Bourke of Spencer, 14,
                                                                                                              team dropped a tough decision in overtime            Andrew Romano of Spencer, 13, Dustin
                                                                                                              to the Pioneers.                                     VanDyke of Spencer, 12 and Braedon Hatt of
                                                                                                                Matt Pillsbury led David Prouty (3-11) with        East Brookfield, 10.
                                                                                                              33 points, while Southbridge’s George                  The winners now progress to the district
                                                                                                              Rivera scored 20 points.                             competition, which will be held Feb. 11 at
                                                                                                                Feb. 2                                             8:30 a.m. at the St. Louis School in Webster.
                                                                                                                Tantasqua coed swimming — The                      Winners in the district competition will
                                                                                                              Warriors placed seventh in the Mid-Wach              progress through the regional and state
                                                                                                              League Meet, giving it their all and leaving it      competitions.
                                                                                                              all in the pool.
                                                                                                                The boys’ 200-yard medley relay team of
                                                                                                              Sam Grudzien, Mike Wandmacher, Remi
                                                                                                              Lamothe and Aaron Mesick broke the school
                                                                                                                                                                   Spencer Brookfields Little League
                                                                                                              record. Lamothe placed second in the 50 free
                                                                                                              and is the first boy in many years to qualify
                                                                                                                                                                   to hold player registration
                                                                                                              for states. He also qualified for sectionals in        Spencer Brookfields Little League is hold-
                                                                                                              the 100 free and placed third. Tyler Trainor         ing a player registration Feb. 15 from 6:30 to
                                                                                                              placed sixth in the 500 free.                        8 p.m. at East Brookfield Elementary School.
                                                                                                                On the girls’ side, Erin Donovan was sec-          This is a signup for both baseball and soft-
                                                                                                              ond in the 100 back and sixth in the 200 free,       ball. For more information please visit
                                                                                                              qualifying for states in both events. Devinne        eteamz.com/spencerbrookfieldsLL.
                                                                                                              Aquadro qualified for sectionals in the 200
                                                                                                              IM and the 100 fly Misty O’Brien finished
                                                                                                              fourth in the 100 free. Emily Serio qualified
                                                                                                              for sectionals in the 100 back, while Bridget
                                                                                                                                                                   Team Mass Boys AAU Basketball
                                                                                                              Shreve was a sectional qualifier in the 100
                                                                                                                                                                   set to hold tryouts
                                                                                                                                                                     Team Mass Boys AAU Basketball will hold
                                                                                                                                                                   tryouts on Saturday, Feb. 18 and 25 at
                                                                                                              Spencer Knights of Columbus                          Tantasqua Junior High School on Brookfield
                                                                                                                                                                   Road in Fiskdale. Age breakdowns are as fol-
                                                                                                              youth free throw contest winners                     lows: U10, U11 and U12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.,
                                                                                                                                                                   U13 and U14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and
                                                                                                                The 2012 Knights of Columbus free throw            U16 and U17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Please bring
                                                                                                                                    competition, spon-             a birth certificate, $20 tryout fee and arrive
                                                                                                                                    sored by the Spencer                            .
                                                                                                                                                                   15 minutes early In case of inclement weath-
                                                                                                                                    Knights            of          er check the website (teammassboys.com)
                                                                                                                                    Columbus – Council             the day of the tryout. Coaches are also
                                                                                                                                    118, was held Jan. 28          always needed.
                                                                                                                                    at East Brookfield
                                                                                                                                    Elementary School.

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Tantasqua school board member questions French Revolution lesson
                                                 he helped draft in 2006 and deals                    this very topic. This is a very con-   reviewed the complaint with the         abstaining, to send a letter to the
TANTASQUA                                        with classroom discussions on con-                   troversial issue right now, and my     district’s lawyer, James Toomey.        union “expressing regret for the
continued from page   1
                                                 troversial issues. He highlighted                    concern is are we giving the other     Toomey         decided     because      misinterpretation by the press
French Revolution and the Third                  the fourth item under “Classroom                     side of the story.”                    Gillmeister does not have the           regarding the question raised relat-
Estate,” Gillmeister said in a Jan.              Discussions,”       which     states,                   Giving his recollection of the      authority to supervise or evaluate      ed to a teacher’s classroom presen-
26 interview. “And the exercise                  “Teachers must ensure that the                       meeting,     Boland      said   that   teachers, his comments were “not        tation and assure the Union that
revolved around basically the                    reasoned arguments of all sides of                   Gillmeister thought Pratt’s activi-    grievances within the meaning of        the [School Committee] will contin-
lower classes — the Third Estate, if             an issue are given equal presenta-                   ties were “dangerous and he criti-     the contract,” Cooke said.              ue to be diligent in adhering to its
you will. And the assignment was                 tion and emphasis in classroom                       cized the activities that Mr. Pratt      The union disagreed with              responsibilities and policies.”
for students to investigate and                  discussions.”                                        was doing with his students.”          Toomey’s opinion and met with the         “They basically faulted the press,
come up with reasons why the                       “We agree with that, and so does                      Based on Gillmeister’s com-         School Committee Dec. 20.               the media ... so they blamed the
Third Estate were complaining                    the principal,” Boland said, adding                  ments, the teachers’ union later         According to minutes from that        Telegram,” Boland said.
against the rich and those folks                 that Pratt is “not a reckless                        filed a complaint against him.         meeting, union representative Lois        At the Jan. 17 School Committee
who were maybe, in the Third                     teacher.”                                            According to minutes from a Dec.       Mason faulted Cooke for not ruling      meeting, he said, he told the board
Estate’s view, doing wrong things.”                Minutes of the Oct. 18 meeting                     20 closed-door session between the     Gillmeister “out of order” in           “I didn’t see how they could possi-
  After doing some research,                     state that Lucas “assured the com-                   School Committee and the union,        October.                                bly do that, and I don’t get what
Gillmeister said, students were                  mittee that the curriculum includ-                   the complaint alleged Gillmeister        “Mr. Boland added that all teach-     they said. I read them their own
“asked to do an impassioned                      ed all the details and tragedy relat-                “violated the collective bargaining    ers have been impacted as they feel     response that it was a misrepresen-
speech for the streets of Paris. And             ed to this period of French histo-                   agreement when he publicly evalu-      they may also be publicly and inap-     tation by the press.”
again that’s all fine and good, but              ry.”                                                 ated and reprimanded the grievant,     propriately evaluated,” the min-          With the union deciding to drop
my question was — and I was being                  Around the same time as Pratt’s                    Mr. Michael Pratt (high school his-    utes state.                             its complaint against Gillmeister,
a little cheeky — did you bring out              lessons on the French Revolution,                    tory teacher), without just cause at     Gillmeister later told the School     Cooke said he hoped that would
the guillotine to demonstrate what               Gillmeister explained, the Occupy                    the School Committee meeting of        Committee his comments were             end discussion on the matter and
happens? ... I also asked at the                 movement was just taking off.                        October 18, 2011.”                     “not intended in any manner to be       the school board could deal with
meeting whether there was anoth-                   “At the time this was occurring,                      “They felt that I overstepped my    an evaluation of a teacher’s per-       topics such as the budget and find-
er exercise done in the classroom                Occupy Wall Street was all over the                  boundaries, and I was evaluating a     formance,” the minutes state. “He       ing a new superintendent.
asking students to come up with a                place and the 99 percent and the 1                   teacher without telling the teacher    felt the issue was exacerbated by         “I hope we can put this matter to
plea to the mob rules for someone                percent,” he said. “It’s all about                   I was evaluating him,” Gillmeister     the newspaper headlines which           rest because the School Committee
who was about to be put innocently               class warfare.”                                      said. “And that’s not what I doing.    misinterpreted the discussion in        has far more important issues to
to death at the guillotine. There                  The Occupy movement refers to                      My questions were exactly cen-         its entirety.”                          deal with,” he said.
were a lot of people who were liter-             the richest Americans as the “1                      tered on Policy IMB.”                    The headlines to which he
ally murdered by the guillotine                  percent” and Americans who are                          The complaint asked for the res-    referred accompanied stories and          David Dore may be reached at
simply because they were wealthy   .”            not considered rich as the “99 per-                  ignation of Gillmeister and an         columns       in   the   Worcester      (508) 909-4140, or by e-mail at
  Gillmeister cited as the basis for             cent.”                                               apology      from      the    School   Telegram & Gazette on his com-          ddore@stonebridgepress.com.
his questions Section IMB of the                   Gillmeister      said    President                 Committee.                             ments at the October meeting.
Tantasqua policy handbook, which                 Obama’s State of the Union                              School Committee Chairman             School Committee members
                                                 address last month also “dealt with                  James Cooke said Jan. 28 the board     voted unanimously, with Cooke

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Student poster raises money for tornado survivors
                                 box,” Wood said. “Seeing the     vivors.                           Larry LaBelle, who teaches        of them.                        has taken a turn for the bet-
POSTER                           poster has not only been a          “I hope we are able to sell    drafting and architecture.          “I have really enjoyed tak-   ter in recent weeks, although
continued from page   1          way for him to cope with the     as many posters as we can to        “Joel did a great job on this   ing technical division class-   he still suffers from post-
  After printing out one         tornado, but I think many        help people who were affect-      project. He wanted to experi-     es,” Kass said. “The teachers   traumatic stress resulting
poster using a school printer,   members of the community         ed by the tornado,” added         ment quite a bit and spend a      are great, and the classes      from the tornado. The Kass
TRHS technical division          will respond in the same         Kass. “We started out by hav-     lot of time making sure the       give you great opportunities    family is hoping for his con-
principal Michael Wood           way .”                           ing 50 posters printed, and       images were big enough and        to expand your knowledge.”      tinued recovery as they await
thought it would be a great        The poster is currently        hopefully people will be          arranged in the right way,”         Many readers will correct-    the finished construction of
idea to have a company print     being sold for $22. Kass, who    interested in buying them.”       LaBelle said.                     ly associate the Kass family    their new home, which they
out additional posters so res-   was in the basement of his          Kass is enrolled in the          Wood and LaBelle thanked        with Cajun, the paint horse     are hoping to move into by
idents could purchase them.      grandmother’s house as the       TRHS academic division, but       Colonial      Printing,      of   whose miraculous rescue         April.
  “It is really amazing that     tornado roared through           he has enjoyed taking elec-       Southbridge, for printing the     and subsequent surgery
Joel had the insight to put      Brimfield, expressed his         tive courses in the technical     50 posters that are now on        became one of the most posi-      Kevin Flanders can be
this together and that he also   desire that all proceeds be      division. His most recent         sale. Some tornado survivors      tive stories emerging from      reached at 508-909-4136, or by
had a teacher who allowed        given to Gina Lynch for dis-     project was completed as          have already declared their       the June 1 disaster.            email at kflanders@stone-
him to think outside the         tribution to tornado sur-        part of a class instructed by     interest in purchasing a few        According to Kass, Cajun      bridgepress.com.

‘The students have done an outstanding job here’
GREEN                                   I could do.”                            year, taking part in multiple proj-     ferent trades were able to partici-     said. “Hopefully everything will be
continued from page   1                    In fact, Twarowski had already       ects that will give them valuable       pate. Electrical students were          completed in about two years.”
                                        been planning on offering a schol-      experience.                             involved in the aforementioned            Twarowski said he would like to
that have service laterals capable of   arship to TRHS students before the        “All of our teachers are commit-      projects, and carpentry students        eventually increase the scholarship
feeding over 2,000 feet of cable        tornado struck, but the tremendous      ted to technical education and want     built poles to be set up at the camp-   amounts       in    future    years.
throughout the park. Each lateral       assistance provided by technical        all students to have an opportunity     ground.                                 Meanwhile, the TRHS technical
was measured, cut, pulled, and ter-     division students inspired him to       to participate in technical educa-        Thanks to the help of TRHS stu-       division is also turning its atten-
minated to National Electrical          offer two $500 scholarships this        tion,” said TRHS technical division     dents and hundreds of other volun-      tion to the future, reminding resi-
Code standards.                         year for students in that division.     principal Mark Wood, who is             teers who have assisted Twarowski       dents that it is accepting applica-
  “The students have done an out-          “My two children went to             among the educators who are             since June 1, the campground con-       tions for freshmen for the 2012-2013
standing job here,” Twarowski           Tantasqua and received a great          thrilled with the many community        tinues to recover. Twarowski hopes      school year. Students from the
said. “I have been receiving help       education      there,”    Twarowski     projects in which technical division    to have the campground partially        Tantasqua        Regional    School
from Tantasqua students ever since      added. “It’s an outstanding school      students have recently participat-      open for seasonal guests in May,        District, as well as out-of-district
the tornado hit, first when a bunch     and I hope to continue offering         ed.                                     and the cleanup efforts will contin-    students, are encouraged to apply .
of kids showed up and helped clean      these scholarships in the future.”        One of the best aspects of the        ue over the summer.
and now with these projects. I fig-        School officials are excited about   work done at Village Green Family         “We still have 35 acres of camp-        Kevin Flanders can be reached at
ured that offering a scholarship for    how active technical division stu-      Campground is that several techni-      ground to clean up, and it has been     508-909-4136, or by email at kflan-
the technical division was the least    dents have been in area towns this      cal division students who enjoy dif-    a very long process,” Twarowski         ders@stonebridgepress.com

Valanzola on public input: ‘We got a ton of feedback’
                                                 will be very helpful to our committee as we        we can always make improvements and it is        leader,” Valanzola said. “I am confident that
SEARCH                                           move forward.”                                     going to be the job of the next superintendent   we will be able to have a great pool of candi-
continued from page   A1
                                                   The survey allowed residents to play the         to identify some of those areas where we can     dates interested in this position.”
                                                 roll of search committee members by asking         do better,” Valanzola said.                        Current superintendent Daniel Durgin
Feb. 3, but not before the committee received    them to list questions they would like to see        The committee will interview candidates        will retire at the end of the school year after
50 detailed responses.                           candidates answer. In addition, residents          throughout February and early March.             34 years of working in public education.
  “Quality is definitely more important than     were encouraged to describe a few areas of         Valanzola hopes the committee will be able to
quantity when it comes to the survey, and we     growth or improvement they are interested          present two or three solid candidates to the       Kevin Flanders can be reached at 508-909-
are pretty excited about the comprehensive       in seeing the district address in the next few     Tantasqua Regional School Committee in           4136, or by email at kflanders@stonebridge-
responses we received,” said Valanzola, who      years, including any new programs and serv-        time for its March meeting.                      press.com.
described improvements in technology as          ices they believe should be added.                   “The bar is going to be set pretty high.
being mentioned in many of the responses.          “We have an excellent school district, but       Everyone has high expectations for our next
“All of the information and input we received

                                                                        POLICE REPORTS
                                                  12:44 a.m.: Motor vehicle off the road,           RE: Father of child.
Jan. 25
                                                  Runway – Mulberry Street. Report taken.
                                                  2:48 p.m.: Hazardous condition, Marshall
                                                  Street. Services rendered.
                                                                                                    4:32 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property
                                                                                                    damage, East Charlton Road. Vehicle off
                                                                                                    road, hit pole, no personal injury .
12:52 p.m. Motor vehicle accident, East Main      Jan. 29                                           5:07 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, personal
Street. Report taken.
2:50 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, East Main
                                                  9:10 a.m.: Vandalism, Subway – Main Street.
                                                  Report taken.
                                                                                                    injury Mechanic Street.. Party hit by vehi-
                                                                                                    cle, just off Main Street.
                                                                                                                                                      EAST BROOKFIELD
street. Transported to St. Vincent Hospital.
Jan. 26
                                                  10:56 a.m.: Vandalism, Whittemore Street.
                                                  Report taken.
                                                                                                    Jan. 28
                                                                                                    12:23 a.m.: Suspicious activity West Main
9:53 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Harrington     10:12 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no person-    Street. Out assisting female, seems upset.
Street. Services rendered.                                                                                                                            Jan. 23
                                                  al injury Main Street. Report taken.              11:52 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property
                                                                                                                                                      Joseph T. Kane, 24, 53 Meeting House
                                                  Jan. 30                                           damage, West Main Street. 2 vehicles
                                                                                                                                                      Road, Windham, MA. Warrant.
NORTH BROOKFIELD                                  8:45 p.m.: Motor vehicle stop, Main Street.
                                                  Arrest made.
                                                                                                    involved, unknown personal injury      .
                                                                                                    1:04 p.m.: Fire, woods, grass, Meadow Road.
POLICE                                            Jan. 31
                                                  8:35 a.m.: Family problem, Greenville Circle.
                                                                                                    Sees heavy smoke in area.
                                                                                                    12:16 p.m.: Domestic abuse/neglect, Dufault
                                                                                                                                                      LEICESTER ARREST
                                                  Arrest made.                                      Road. Female threatening self/husband...          Jan. 26
Jan. 25                                           3:12 p.m.: Keep the Peace, Stafford Street.       2:46 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property
4:57 a.m.: Fire alarm, New School Drive.                                                                                                              Andrew Pablo Davis, 22, 253 Main street,
                                                  Arrest made.                                      damage, Main street Two motor vehicle                            .
                                                                                                                                                      Cherry Valley Operating under influence
False alarm.                                      Feb. 1                                            fender benders near bowling alley    .
9:46 a.m.: Safety hazard, Shore Road.                                                                                                                 of liquor, negligent operation of motor
                                                  6:25 a.m.: Assist other police, Auburn Street.    4:08 p.m.: Request for police, Main Street.       vehicle, leaving scene of property damage,
Investigated.                                     Arrest made.                                      Mom not answering door.
2:02 p.m.: Suspicious activity, King and                                                                                                              marked lanes violation.
                                                  2:45 p.m.: Breaking and entering residential,     5:49 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property       Jan. 27
Murphy Roads, Spoken to.                          Waite Street. Report taken.                       damage, Main Street. No injuries.
Jan. 26                                                                                                                                               William J. Tower, 20, 180 Railroad Street,
                                                  3:24 p.m.: Suicide threat/attempt, Stafford       6:45 p.m.: Sexual force-fondling juvenile,        Manville, RI. Straight warrant.
1:18 p.m.: Fire, East Brookfield Road. No         Street. Report taken.                             Adams Street. Received from DA office.
action required.                                                                                                                                      Jan. 28
                                                                                                    Jan. 29                                           Austin K. Pickett, 21, 33 Burnett Street,
2:17 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle, New Braintree                                                        6:48 a.m.: Domestic-abuse, Cranberry
Road. Investigated.
Jan. 27
                                                  SPENCER POLICE                                    Meadow Road. Man/Female screaming.
                                                                                                                                                      Auburn. Possession of one oz Marijuana,
                                                                                                                                                      Possession of Marijuana with intent to
                                                                                                    Jan. 29                                           distribute.
2:30 a.m.: Safety hazard, Orchard Road.           Jan. 25                                           12:46 p.m.: Larceny, Northwest Road.
Services rendered.                                                                                                                                    Jan. 30
                                                  6:21 p.m.: Request for police, West Main          Jewelry missing.
Jan., 28                                                                                                                                              Carl E. Briggs, Jr., 38, 31 Wabash Avenue,
                                                  Street. Having problem with former employ-        12:53 p.m.: Burglary-residence, Northwest
2:24 a.m.: Safety hazard, Hillsville Road.                                                                                                            Worcester. Speeding, marked lanes viola-
                                                  ee.                                               Road. House broken into, nothing appears
Removed hazard.                                                                                                                                       tion, operating motor vehicle with sus-
                                                  Jan. 26                                           to have been taken, will be checking again.
5:16 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Gilbert                                                                                                            pended license, subsequent offense, unreg-
                                                  2:33 a.m.: Gas Odor, South Spencer Road.                             ,
                                                                                                    1:34 p.m.: Larceny Pine Acres. Missing WII
Street. Report taken.                                                                                                                                 istered motor vehicle, uninsured motor
                                                  National Grid gas request FD for valve gas        and laptop.
Jan. 29                                                                                                                                               vehicle.
                                                  leak.                                             Jan. 30
10:57 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, Donovan                                                                                                           Jan. 31
                                                  6:55 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, personal       12:03 p.m.: Larceny, Cranberry Meadow
Road. Report taken.                                                                                                                                   James A. Stewart, 22, 660 Pleasant Street,
                                                  injury North Spencer Road. Bad accident,          Road. Investigated.
8:51 p.m.: Assist citizen, Forest Street.                                                                                                             Rochdale. Possessing Class B drug, (3)
                                                  vehicle rolled over.                              12:04 p.m.: Larceny, Main Street.
Services rendered.                                                                                                                                    Straight warrants, failure to appear upon
                                                  7:26 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property       Investigated.                                     recognizance.
                                                  damage, West Main Street and South Spencer                                        ,
                                                                                                    5:04 p.m.: Suspicious activity West Main          Brian A. McGrail, 44, Failure to appear
LEICESTER POLICE                                  Road. Occurred about 10 minutes ago.
                                                  8:10 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property
                                                                                                    Street. Being followed by vehicle.
                                                                                                    9:13 p.m.: Request for police, West Main
                                                                                                                                                      upon recognizance.
                                                                                                                                                      Feb. 1Joseph G. Carpenter, 37, 50 Auburn
                                                  damage, Hastings Road. Accident on hill,          Street. Re credit card fraud.
Jan. 26                                                                                                                                                                     .
                                                                                                                                                      Street, Cherry Valley (9) Counts of posses-
                                                  unknown haw many vehicles involved.               9:31 p.m.: Disturbance-neighbors, Mechanic
7:12 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal                                                                                                        sion of firearm without FID card, posses-
                                                  9:53 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident, property       Street. Downstairs TV/Radio too loud.
injury Marshall and Paxton Streets. Report
       ,                                                                                                                                              sion ammunition.
                                                  damage, Main and May Street. 2 vehicles, no       Jan. 31
taken.                                            personal injury .                                 8:34 a.m.: Fire-vehicle, Lambs Grove. Dodge
1:35 p.m.: Abandoned 911, Pleasant Street.
                                                  1:54 p.m.: Police, Lake Street. Re: Incident at
                                                                                                    Ram pick up truck was on fire/now smok-
                                                                                                                                                      SPENCER ARREST
4:30 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, no personal    2:16 p.m.: Intelligence-drugs, Grove Street.      8:57 a.m.: Request for police, Cherry street.     Jan. 27
injury South Main Street. Report taken.           Request officer re issue.                         RE: Roommate..                                    Ramchandra         Moennsad,        62,    10
11:55 p.m.: Hit and run accident, no personal     5:04 p.m.: Request for police, North                                 ,
                                                                                                    2:35 p.m.: Larceny Northwest Road. Taking         Candlewood Drive, Spencer. Warrant.
injury Main Street. Arrest made.                  Brookfield Road. Hasn’t heard from son in         scrap metal from junkyard.                        Jan. 28
Jan. 27                                           about an hour.                                    4:51 p.m.: Motor vehicle accident, personal       Carol L. Cowhig, 48, 7 Dufault Road,
10:44 a.m.: Warrant Service, Main Street.         Jan. 27                                                  ,
                                                                                                    injury Maple and McDonald Streets. Saw            Spencer. Domestic assault and battery,
Arrest made.                                      9:29 a.m.: Animal control, Valley View Drive.     accident while driving by  .                      assault by dangerous weapon, wanton
11:40 a.m.: School incident, Leicester            Injured deer in backyard.                         10:05 p.m.: Request for police, West Main         destruction of property over $250.
Primary School – Paxton Street. Investigated.     1:26 p.m.: Domestic-abuse/neglect, Lake           street. Receiving calls from EX.                  Jan. 29
3:23 p.m.: 911-misdial, Charles Street.           Street. Issues with EX.                           11:06 p.m.: Request for police, West Main         Justin T. Prescott, 19, 32 Maple Street.
Services rendered.                                1:31 p.m.: 911 Calls originated, Paxton Road.     Street. Being harassed.                           Operating motor vehicle without being
4:17 p.m.: Fire, unauthorized burning,            Someone yelling into phone.
Auburn Street. Spoken to.                                                                                                                             licensed, failing to signal before stop/turn.
                                                  2:05 p.m.: Animal control, Wire Village Road.
Jan. 28                                           2 horses got loose and are missing..
12:26 a.m.: Motor vehicle stop, Hanks Marine-     4:19 p.m.: Request for police, Cherry Street.
Main Street. Arrest made.
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                                                            Tips to repurpose indoors and out
       here’s a repurposing revolution                                                                          to repot and tend to plants. Don’t have         pers are outfitted with a suitable                  ball should be displayed low in the
       going on!                                                                       TAKE                     a potting bench? Re-purpose a vintage           stake. Since shakers have holes in the              garden rather than on a pedestal.
                                                                                                                sewing machine cabinet! The typical             bottom for filling, the petite pottery              Place ball into an old footed bowl set
   No wonder finding new ways to use                                                    THE                     old fashioned cabinet needs little              pieces are a natural for fitting with a             upside down (wide bowl sits on
old things is a hot trend today — it’s                                                                          modification to be put into active duty .       dowel or even an old, thick knitting                ground; footed part forms base for
not only creative, it’s frugal! Inspired                                               HINT                     Requiring a deep trough to hold plen-           needle. For ensured sturdiness, fill the            ball).
by the everyday use of ordinary items                                                                           ty of potting soil, the vacant space            hollow shaker with cement or plaster.                 Win Dinner for Two at the Publick
in extraordinary ways, this week’s
                                                                                       KAREN                    that originally housed the machine              Insert the stake of choice and allow to             House: Your tips can win you a great
column will spotlight creative recy-                                                  TRAINOR                   itself is the ideal place to sink a metal       completely harden.                                  dinner for two at the historic Publick
cling ideas for both indoors and out.                                                                           tub for loose soil. Look for old galva-           Have a Ball: If you have an old bowl-             House Historic Inn in Sturbridge!
   Fabulous Fabrics: Fabric is so func-                                                                         nized tubs or new heavy plastic utility                                            ,
                                                                                                                                                                ing ball and some broken pottery you                Simply send in a hint to be entered
tional it should never be overlooked                                                   ,
                                                            office clutter is a cubby but the box               tubs (as used for commercial dish               have the makings of a Victorian era                 into a random drawing. One winner
for adding the perfect punch of color                                        .
                                                            units are pricey Not so, if you have a              washing). Because the sewing                    inspired mosaic gazing ball. An old                 per month will win a fabulous dinner
and texture to a variety of decors. In                      shoe closet organizer. The vertical                 machine was suspended under the                 bowling ball serves as an ideal base                for two (a $60 value) at the renown
fact, when I needed a festive table run-                    boxes with rows of cubbyholes work                  cabinet, little support was required;           for the gazing ball since its weight                restaurant, located on Route 131
ner for the holiday season, I discov-                       great hung above a desk to sort mail                therefore wooden support boards may             will prevent it from blowing over or                across the town common in historic
ered the perfect solution was literally                     and paperwork. Or stack two or more                 be needed to hold the tub. The drop             breaking. Broken vintage pottery can                Sturbridge. Because I’m in the busi-
around my neck! The large, pashmina                         for a “sort center” to hold office sup-             leaf side (or sides) provides much              be rescued to be transformed into                   ness of dispensing tips, not inventing
type paisley scarf went directly from                       plies.                                              needed counter space, and the small             mosaic garden art. To do: Place                     them (although I can take credit for
coat to table. The weight of the wide                          Flatware Figural: Old pottery                    drawers stow away an assortment of              chipped or damaged vintage pottery                  some), I’m counting on you readers
brocade scarf was ideal and the long                        planters are plentiful at yard sales                garden implements. If the cabinet               into a heavy plastic bag. Wrap an old               out there to share your best helpful
length and fringed ends added just the                      and chances are you have one or two                 used a one sided drop leaf, the addi-           towel around the bag and using a                    hints!
right color and texture to the holiday                      stowed away somewhere in your                       tion of a plywood platform added to             hammer, break the glass into suitable
tabletop.                                                   house. The old fashioned figurals can               the other side will provide more work-          pieces. Glue pottery pieces onto bowl-                 Do you have a helpful hint or handy
   Another fun source of creative fab-                      add some whimsy to a buffet table                   able space area.                                ing ball (the closer the pieces the less            tip that has worked for you? Do you
ric can be found in beach sarongs. The                      when used as a cutlery or napkin                       To complete the bench, nail a tall           chance of grout cracking). Turning                  have a question regarding household
large, square wraps, which come in a                        holder. I have an old turkey planter                lattice backdrop to the back side of            ball, apply pieces one section at a time            or garden matters? If so, why not
variety of colors and designs, make a                                                      .
                                                            that I put out each holiday Whether                 the cabinet. The slatted back board                       .
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colorful backdrop and can serve as a                        it’s housing a bouquet of folded cloth              can be used with hooks to hang tools            apply grout onto ball with gloved                   Southbridge Evening News? Send
creative “mock” headboard. Just                             napkins, or corralling dessert forks,               and post project ideas.                         hands one area at a time. Be sure                   questions and/or hints to: Take the
hang the fabric on a decorative cur-                        the vintage piece never fails to bring a               Garden Markers: Old figural salt             grout covers each space. When com-                  Hint!, C/o the Southbridge Evening
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2 SPENCER NEW LEADER •                               Friday, February 10, 2012

                                    Alice Bennett, 82                                                                                 Donna M. Nicoll, 62
                     BROOKFIELD — Alice              Olsen, Tracy Turner, Linda Bennett and               SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. And BROOK-                  She was predeceased by her brother-in-law,
                   (Sandy) Bennett, 82, of           Mary Bickwith.                                     FIELD, Mass. —Donna M. (Varnum) Nicoll,           Roger I. Dean. She was born in Ware, daugh-
                   Brookfield, died peacefully         She was pre-deceased by her loving hus-          62, formerly of Brookfield, died Thursday   ,     ter of the late William L. and Gloria M.
                   Feb. 1, 2012 at her daugh-        band, Harvey H. Bennett and her son, Phillip       Jan. 26, 2012 at her home in South San            (Brooker) Varnum and grew up and lived in
                   ter’s home surrounded by          Randy Bennett.                                     Francisco, Calif.                                 Brookfield before moving to California in
                   her loving family.                  Alice was a loving caring and devoted wife,        She leaves her husband of 35 years, Ronald      2006.
                     Alice was born in Neal,         mother and grandmother who loved all her           A. Nicoll; one son, Ronald W. Nicoll of             There are no calling hours. A graveside
                   Kansas July 29, 1929, the         animals, gardening and her doll collection.        California;    one    daughter,   Christine       service for Donna will be held in the spring in
                   daughter of Ralph and             She was always a giver with a heart of gold        Sagendorph of West Brookfield; two step-          Brookfield Cemetery   .
Naomi Digel. She was one of five sisters and         and her home was always open to everyone.          daughters, Cheryl Gauthier of Charlton and          In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
seven brothers. Alice lived in Brookfield for        She made everyone who knew her laugh right         Bonnie Burington of California; one sister,       be made to the American Cancer Society 30  ,
the past 56 years.                                   up to the very end. Her unconditional love         Doreen Dean of Brookfield; two grandchil-         Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
   Alice is survived by her daughter, Tracy          and her laughter will be sadly missed but          dren, Brandi and Derrick; her special friend        Varnum Funeral Home, Inc., 43 East Main
(Bennett) McNeely and husband Craig H                never forgotten. She was and always will be        Betty Stelmach; several nieces and nephews        St., West Brookfield is directing the arrange-
McNeely of Brookfield; her sons, Tommy               my best friend.                                    and her beloved dogs.                             ments.
Bennett of West Warren, Timothy Bennett,               There will be a private ceremony at the con-
Sr., of Spencer, Jody Bennett of Brookfield          venience of the family .
and Teddy Bennett of Florida; her beloved
grandchildren, Dallas Lacerte, Keegan
                                                       In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may
                                                     be made to Guardian Hospice and Palliative
                                                                                                                                     Michael J. O’Neill, 51
McNeely, Skye (Bennett) Roll, Timothy                Care, 1214 Park St., Suite 203, Stoughton, MA
                                                                                                          WEBSTER – Michael J. “Mickey” O’Neill,             Mr. O’Neill was a self-employed carpenter
Bennett Jr., Angie Bennett, Chad Bennett,            02072.
                                                                                                        51, died Thursday Feb. 2, 2012 in UMass           retiring in 1996 due to illness.
Alicia Bennett, Cameron Bennett and Casey              Pillsbury Funeral Home, Old West
                                                                                                        Medical Center, Worcester.                           He was an avid Patriots fan who also
(Bennett) Gallant; several great-grandchil-          Brookfield Road, Brookfield, is directing the
                                                                                                          He leaves his wife of 25 years, Beth C.         enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles, hunting
dren nieces and nephews and her loving fam-          arrangements.
                                                                                                        (Warren) O’Neill; a son, Shawn M. O’Neill; a      and cooking. He won a Super Bowl cooking
ily friends, Linda Cox, Patty Tytula, Heidi            Pillsburyfuneralhome.com
                                                                                                        daughter, Bridget E. O’Neill all of Webster; a    contest for some of his recipes.
                                                                                                        brother, Ted O’Neill of W Brookfield; aunts          He was loved by all who knew him and was

                              Robert W. Mitchell, 66                                                    and uncles; nephews and nieces and his
                                                                                                        mother-in-law, Elizabeth A. Murphy of
                                                                                                        Venice, Fla.
                                                                                                                                                          especially close to his children and their
                                                                                                                                                             His funeral service was held Tuesday Feb.
  WARREN — Robert W. Mitchell, 66, of                of Warren for the Highway                            He was predeceased by his twin brother,         7, in Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main
Nelson Street, died Tuesday Jan. 31, 2012 at
                            ,                        Department and then as the                         Mark O’Neill.                                     St.
the home of his sister.                              Superintendent of the Water                          He was born in Worcester, a son of James F.        The family requests donations be made to
  He leaves one son, Robert A. Mitchell and          Department before retiring.                        and Theresa (Lalone) O’Neill.                     the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of
his partner Thomas McNichol of Boston; two             He was a United States Army                        He attended Bay Path Regional Vocational        Massachusetts, 9 Erie Drive, Suite 101,
daughters, Brenda Mitchell and Nicole                veteran and was awarded the                        Technical High School in Charlton and ITT         Natick, MA 01760.
Lincoln of Warren; one sister, Ruth J. Lizak of      Purple Heart for his service in                    Technical College.
Warren; one niece and one nephew of                  Vietnam.
Brimfield and his former wife, Donna                   Robert was an avid sports fan and enjoyed
Mitchell of Warren.
  He was predeceased by a brother, George A.
                                                     bowling, fishing and golfing.
                                                       A funeral service for Robert was held
                                                                                                                                    Barbara V. Whitney, 83
Mitchell. “Uncle Bob”? was a dear friend to          Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Varnum Funeral
many and will be sorely missed.                      Home, Inc., 43 East Main St., West Brookfield.                            .
                                                                                                          PAXTON – Barbara V (Trefethen) Whitney    ,     Trefethen and had lived in Worcester before
  He was born in Springfield, son of the late        Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in                                            ,
                                                                                                        83, passed away on Saturday Feb. 4, 2012, at      moving to Paxton in 1958.
Robert G. and Gertrude G. (Mackechnie)               Warren with Military Honors.                       the Holden Rehabilitation and Skilled               She graduated from the former Commerce
Mitchell and was a lifelong resident of                Memorial donations may be made to the            Nursing Center.                                   High School and worked at the Davis Press
Warren.                                              Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift          Her husband of 31years, Francis M.              Inc. both of Worcester.
  He graduated from the former Warren                Processing, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH                   ,
                                                                                                        Whitney passed away in 1983.                        A private funeral service will be held at the
High School.                                         45250-0301 or to a charity of the donor’s            She leaves a son, Gary S. Whitney of North                                   .
                                                                                                                                                          convenience of the family A committal serv-
  Robert worked for many years for the Town          choice.                                            Kingstown, R.I.; two daughters, Cynthia J.        ice will be held at a later date at the Worcester
                                                                                                        Poole of Spencer and Cathleen J. Jones of         County Memorial Park in Paxton. Please
                                                                                                        Ware; a brother, Edwin F. Trefethen of            omit flowers.
                                                                                                        Fairborn, Ohio; several nephews and nieces.         Funeral arrangements are under the care
    SEND ALL OBITUARY NOTICES TO THE NEW                                                                  A brother, Hugh E. Trefethen and a sister,      of the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street,
                                                                                                        Gloria Lamoureux, predeceased her.                Holden.
 LEADER, PO BOX 90, SOUTHBRIDGE, MA 01550, OR                                                             Barbara was born in Worcester, the daugh-         To share a memory or leave an on-line con-
                                                                                                        ter of Hugh E. and Mabel K. (Burke)               dolence: www.milesfuneralhome.com.

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listings for government, educational and non-        at 508-867-9073 for more information and to        meets Mondays at 10 a.m. in the Children’s
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ings and happenings by mail to Ann                                                                      3 West Main St., West Brookfield. The first       Renee Coro at 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the
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                                                                                                        half hour will be free play During the second     Merrick Public Library, 2 Lincoln St.,
Southbridge, MA 01550; by fax at (508) 764-          the North Brookfield Playground will hold a        half hour, the librarian will lead the group      Brookfield. All ages welcome to attend, no
8015 or by e-mail to atremblay@stonebridge-          SPAGHETTI SUPPER at American Legion                with songs, finger plays, and stories. Just                           ,
                                                                                                                                                          sign-up is necessary free snacks and juice
press.com. Please write “calendar” in the sub-       Sawyer Mathieu-Kearns Post 41, 163 North           drop in, no registration is necessary.            served. This program is funded by the
ject line. All calendar listings must be submit-     Main St. (routes 67 and 148). Supper will be                                                         Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield,
ted by 3 p.m. on Friday to be published in the       served from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday Feb. 11
                                                                                           ,              EAST BROOKFIELD — The East                      Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
following Friday’s edition. The Spencer New          with dancing to follow until 11 p.m. Tickets                                  ,
                                                                                                        Brookfield Public Library 122 Connie Mack         For more information, call 508-867-6339.
Leader will print such listings as space allows.     are $8 per person, and will be available at the    Drive, East Brookfield, will hold a LEGO
                                                     door or in advance at the American Legion,         CLUB for ages 9-12 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on            N. BROOKFIELD — There will be free
                                                     Still Hart’s or by calling (508) 867-2134.                 ,
                                                                                                        Monday Feb. 13 and Feb. 27 and at 11 a.m.         weekly PARENT/CHILD PROGRAMS from 9
             FRIDAY                                  Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the
                                                     Playground Scholarship.
                                                                                                        Saturday Feb. 18. Be creative, bring your
                                                                                                        friends and join the fun. We will display your
                                                                                                                                                          to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the
                                                                                                                                                          North Brookfield Elementary School, New
         FEBRUARY 10                                   SOUTHBRIDGE — DR. MARMALAID will
                                                                                                        creations at the library.                         School Road, North Brookfield
                                                                                                                                                            The program runs on school calendar and
  N. BROOKFIELD — There will be free
weekly PARENT/CHILD PROGRAMS from 9                  be at the Arts Center, 111 Main St.,                 WORCESTER — The Bancroft Chapter                closes for vacation and inclement weather
to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the             Southbridge at 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 11. Dr.
                                                                                       ,                #2599 of AARP will meet at 1 p.m. Monday ,        according to North Brookfield School calen-
North Brookfield Elementary School, New              Marmalaid has traveled the world helping           Feb. 13 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 551          dar. This free program is sponsored by the
School Road, North Brookfield                        animals in distress. Her gentle, empowering        Pleasant St., Worcester. Audrey Hunter, a         Spencer, Wachusett, North & East Brookfield
  The program runs on school calendar and            methods leave everyone with a sense of well-       Registered Nurse with a B.A. degree, will         Coordinated Family Grant in partnership
closes for vacation and inclement weather            being and adventure. She introduces the chil-      speak on “Integrated Healthcare at Your           with the North Brookfield Elementary
according to North Brookfield School calen-          dren to many puppet friends: a gorilla with a      Doorstep.” AARP members are invited to            School. Funded by the Massachusetts
dar. This free program is sponsored by the           belly ache, a singing dinosaur, a snake that       attend the meeting and join the chapter.          Department of Early Education and Care.
Spencer, Wachusett, North & East Brookfield                             ,
                                                     wants to be a kitty a giraffe, crow, rabbit and
Coordinated Family Grant in partnership              many others. All the animals come to                 SPENCER — PUPPETMANIA will be held                WEST BROOKFIELD — West Brookfield
with the North Brookfield Elementary                 Marmalaid for help. The children become                                          ,
                                                                                                        from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 13 at the      Veteran’s Agent Patrick Swain will hold
School. Funded by the Massachusetts                  her assistants giving hugs, words of encour-       Richard Sugden Library in Spencer. Decorate       OFFICE HOURS at 1 p.m. on the first and
Department of Early Education and Care.              agement, and even translating for a lost           your digits with finger puppets. This pro-        third Wednesday of the month at the West
                                                     puppy. Her traveling “Emerge-And-See”              gram is for school aged children.                 Brookfield Senior Center. He is also available
   N. BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield              Wagon will surprise and delight. Adults $5                                                           by appointment. Please call the Senior
Sportsmen’s Club will hold a “Texas                  each. There is no charge for children with an                                                        Center at (508) 867-1407 to schedule an
Hold’em” TOURNAMENT at the Club, 20
Boynton Road, North Brookfield, on Friday
                                                     adult. Sponsored by United Lens. United
                                                     Lens associates no charge. Call 508-764-3341
                                                                                                             WEDNESDAY                                    appointment with the veteran’s agent.

Feb. 10. Play starts promptly at 7:30 p.m. This      for cancellations due to         weather. For
                                                     Calendar of all Events: www.qvcah.org
                                                                                                                 FEBRUARY 15                                EAST BROOKFIELD — The East
                                                                                                                                                          Brookfield Public Library 122 Connie Mack
is to benefit the Youth Fishing Derby that will                                                           RUTLAND — SENIOR EXERCISE CLASS-
be held in the Spring. Refreshments are                                                                 ES are held every Wednesday from 10 - 11 a.m.     Drive, East Brookfield, will present “Why
available.                                                                                              at the Rutland Community Center, Glenwood         Buy That, MAKE THIS ….” on Wednesday       ,

  SPENCER — There will be a WHIST
                                                                SUNDAY                                  Road, Rutland. Enjoy an hour of fun and
                                                                                                        exercise to music to help stay strong, fit,
                                                                                                                                                          Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Save money make it at
                                                                                                                                                          home and save. We’ll share “for-on-the-go”
PARTY and PENY SALE at 7 p.m. Friday Feb.                     FEBRUARY 12                               healthy and independent. Classes are co-ed        recipes and ideas on a variety of foods and
                                                                                                                                                          cleaning aids. This program is informative
10 at the Spencer Congregational Church. A             NORTH BROOKFIELD — Girl Scout Troop              and all are welcome. The fee is $4 per class.
$5 donation is requested.                            30477 and Troop 30390 are sponsoring a PAN-        For more information, call Joyce Gamache at       and fun with many “Why didn’t I think of
                                                     CAKE BREAKFAST from 7:30-11:30 a.m.                (508) 754-2821.                                   that” moments. There will be handouts for
                                                     Sunday Feb. 12 at the Hayden Masonic Lodge,
                                                            ,                                                                                             attendees to take home. For more informa-
        SATURDAY                                     New School Drive, North Brookfield. The
                                                     cost will be $7 per person, all you can eat, and
                                                                                                          WEST BROOKFIELD — STORY HOUR for
                                                                                                        children 3-6 years old continues at the
                                                                                                                                                          tion and to sign up, call 508-876-7928.

                                                                                                                                                            WEST BROOKFIELD — The LEGO CLUB
         FEBRUARY 11                                 kids under 6 are half price. There will be pan-
                                                     cakes, sausage and bacon. The breakfast will
                                                                                                        Merriam-Gilbert Public Library, West
                                                                                                        Brookfield from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays.                             ,
                                                                                                                                                          will meet Wednesday Feb. 15 from 3:45-4:30
  N. BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield                                                                                                                    p.m. at the Merriam-Gilbert Public Library    ,
NORTH CRAFTY CHRISTIANS meet every                   help the girls raise money for their trip to       The group will explore different themes
                                                     Washington, D.C., for the 100th anniversary        through stories, songs and an engaging craft.     West Brookfield. Ages 6-12. Call the library if
Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the parson-                                                                                                              you want to join.
age of the First Congregational Church of            of Girl Scouts.                                    Weekly attendance is strongly encouraged,
North Brookfield. If you knit, crochet, cross-                                                          so the children get to know each other and
                                                       BROOKFIELD — There will be a free                become familiar with the program’s routine.          SPENCER — Dig those DINOSAURS from
stitch or do any other kind of portable craft,                                                                                                            5 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Richard Sugden
come and craft with us! It is open to everyone       CONCERT featuring local musicians at 3             (Children must be 3 years old by Sept.1, 2011).
                                                     p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Brookfield             Group size is limited to 12 children.             Library. This school-aged program will
— every skill level, every craft, every age. For                                                                                                          include dinosaur stories, fun facts, activities
more information, contact Ashley Ottman at           Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Upper
                                                     River St., across from the Brookfield                SPENCER — The BABY TIME program for             and a craft.
(484)      213-1750      or       e-mail      to
aottman468@gmail.com.                                Common. Although there will be no admis-           infants 6 months to 18 months and their care-
                                                     sion fee, donations will be accepted for           givers meets on Wednesdays at the Richard           SPENCER – The ECONOMY SHOP at the
                                                     Partners in Health. For more information,          Sugden Library from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. The         First Congregational Church, 207 Main St.,
  N. BROOKFIELD — The North Brookfield                                                                                                                                                     ,
                                                                                                                                                          Spencer, will be open Wednesday Feb. 15 from
Sportsmen’s Club will be holding the “Basic          call Lila Farrar at 508-867-8806.                  TODDLER STORY HOUR for children aged
                                                                                                        18 months to three years old and their care-      8 a.m. to noon; Thursday Feb. 16 from 8 a.m.
Pistol SAFETY COURSE” at our indoor pis-                                                                                                                                                        ,
                                                                                                                                                          to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday Feb. 17
tol range. The cost is $65 per person, which                                                            givers is offered from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-
includes all materials and ammo. You must
register by Feb. 11 to take the course on the
                                                               MONDAY                                   kindergarteners who will be three years old
                                                                                                        by Oct 1 are invited to STORY HOUR from
                                                                                                                                                          from 8 a.m. to noon. $3 per bag (we supply the
following Saturday The course, on Feb. 18                     FEBRUARY 13                               11:30-12:30 a.m. Registration is required for
                                                                                                        the above programs and can be done in per-
will start at 9 a.m. and will last approximate-         .
                                                       W BROOKFIELD — The Toddler PLAY
                                                                                                                       Friday, February 10, 2012                        • SPENCER NEW LEADER                               3

                                                                        OUR TOWNS
                                                                                                                                                                       Massachusetts and south into northern
Lions, restaurant offer                                                                                                                                                Connecticut. The group chosen to perform is
                                                                                                                                                                       excellent, and this promises to be the best
community buffet meal                                                                                                                             Courtesy photos
                                                                                                                                                                       show yet. The show will be held at 7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                       Saturday Feb. 11 at Granite Valley Middle
                                                                                                                                                                       School in Monson.
  WEST BROOKFIELD — The West                                                                                                                                             If anything more were needed, the council
Brookfield Lions Club and Ye Olde Tavern
have initiated a pilot program through the                                                                                                 A DAY                       is announcing two further incentives to
                                                                                                                                                                       potential audience members. First, in an
Sharing Cupboard food pantry of West
Brookfield to provide a hot, homemade,                                                                                                     ON                          effort to make the show more accessible to
                                                                                                                                                                       more people, it is offering discounted tickets
nutritionally balanced meal in the form of a                                                                                                                           to seniors, children 12 and under and stu-
buffet meal in a family atmosphere the last
Sunday of the month to any family in need.
                                                                                                                                           BEACON                      dents with a school ID: $7, instead of the gen-
                                                                                                                                                                       eral admission price of $10. Tickets will be
  There is no charge for this meal, and dona-
tions cannot be accepted. Dinner will be
                                                                                                                                           HILL                        available at the door.
                                                                                                                                                                         Secondly the number of door prizes will be
offered at Ye Olde Tavern, 7 East Main St.                                                                                                   BOSTON          —         increased from three to five. Five Monson
(Route 9), West Brookfield, from 5-7 p.m.                                                                                                  Bonnie       Keefe-         artists have donated works of art to be
  On the menu for Feb. 26 will be roast beef,                                                                                              Layden,        chief        offered as door prizes to five ticket holders, to
garden salad, potato, vegetable, rolls, dessert,          Keefe-Layden is joined by Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer) at the Association       executive officer of        be drawn by lot at the end of the show. Peter
coffee and soft drinks.                                   of Developmental Disabilities Providers annual legislative day on Beacon Hill.   Rehabilitative              Barnett, a painter of landscapes and por-
  Please RSVP with the number of guests to                                                                                                 Resources, Inc. of          traits, is offering a giclee from an original oil
(508) 867-9709.                                                                                                                            Sturbridge, which           painting, “Snow Shroud.” Reed Coles is offer-
                                                                                                                                           operates Elm Hill           ing “Tornado,” a wood carving in memory of
                                                                                                                                           Farm              in        the June tornado that devastated the town.
Kids of Guard members                                                                                                                      Brookfield, recent-
                                                                                                                                           ly attended the
                                                                                                                                                                       The Juliet Rose Gallery is offering a lovely
                                                                                                                                                                       ceramic piece. Jerry Wilson is offering a
can apply for scholarship                                                                                                                  Association
                                                                                                                                                             of        ceramic piece as well, a shallow bowl with a
                                                                                                                                                                       blue and white glaze. And finally Roberta
                                                                                                                                           Disabilities                Wilson is offering a small original painting,
  BOSTON — The Military Friends                                                                                                            Providers’ annual           “Landscape with Barn.”
Foundation, a nonprofit organization proud-                                                                                                legislative day at            The talent show is a fundraiser for the
ly serving Massachusetts National Guard,                                                                                                   the State House in          scholarship Committee of the Monson Arts
Reserve and Families of the Fallen for nearly                                                                                              Boston.      Keefe-         Council. Proceeds from the show will help
a decade, is now accepting applications from                                                                                               Layden is on the            support its annual scholarship award to a
high school seniors and college freshmen                                                                                                   ADDP board and              Monson senior who has shown a strong inter-
that are Massachusetts residents and have a                                                                                                serves as the chair-        est in the arts.
parent, stepparent or guardian activated                                                                                                   woman      of    its          Anyone interested in further information
overseas in the Massachusetts National                                                                                                     Institutional               should       visit   the     council    website,
Guard or Reserve since Sept. 11, 2001.                                                                                                     C l o s u r e               www.MonsonArtsCouncil.com.
  One student from each of the state’s 10                                                                                                  Committee.
Congressional districts will be selected from            Kate Cohen of the office of Sen. Stephen Brewer (D-Barre) joins Keefe-Layden
the applications based on merit and financial
need. Recipients will receive $1,000 to help
                                                         at the legislative day.                                                                                       Nominations sought for
offset the cost of their education.
  Applicants can find complete details on eli-
gibility by downloading a packet at www.mil-
                                                       ucts would help clients and their families
                                                       who are staying in the shelter who may have
                                                                                                                audience, this exhibition celebrates Earth
                                                                                                                Month and the start of spring.                         YWCA Erskine Award
itaryfriends.org/patriotscholar. The Military          left their homes abruptly to escape a danger-              The exhibition will be held from April 22
                                                       ous situation.                                           through May 13, with an opening reception                WORCESTER — The YWCA of Central
Friends Foundation will accept applications                                                                                                                            Massachusetts established the Katharine F.
through Tuesday Feb. 21.                                 These donations will help defray the cost of                                           ,
                                                                                                                from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday April 22 at the
                                                       services that Daybreak will be providing to              Arts Center, 111 Main St., Southbridge.                Erskine Award to recognize women who
  “Today there are nearly a million children                                                                                                                           have demonstrated leadership and reached
with a parent serving in our Armed Forces,”            Prouty students in the spring, including                   QVCAH invites all students in Grades 9-12
                                                       Domestic Violence Prevention Education                   from Spencer, Leicester, the Brookfields and           exemplary levels of achievement in their
said Sarah Keller-Likins, executive director                                                                                                                           professions and communities.
of the Military Friends Foundation. “Here in           through health classes, as well as a play for            Warren to enter up to two original pieces of
                                                       10th-grade students.                                     artwork for this exciting exhibition.                    The award is presented to one woman from
Massachusetts, more than 10,000 troops have                                                                                                                            each of the following categories: arts and cul-
deployed since September 2001. When a serv-              Items can be dropped off in the nurse’s                  QVCAH welcomes and encourages propos-
                                                       office at the school. Please help and donate to          als for site-specific installations by individu-       ture, business and law, social service and gov-
ice member deploys, their family serves                                                                                                                                ernment, education, and medicine and sci-
beside them. By offering the Patriot Scholar           this great cause!                                        als and groups. Accepted entries will be given
                                                         Additionally these groups will be working
                                                                       ,                                        access to QVCAH grounds and galleries in               ence. This year’s award recipients will be
program to support higher education, our                                                                                                                               honored at the YWCA’s Tribute to Women
goal to recognize the service and sacrifices           together to put together a bulletin board in             the week prior to the exhibit opening. All
                                                       the cafeteria. They will be posting phone                work submitted must be original and incor-             Luncheon on May 8 at Mechanics Hall.
made by these special kids.”                                                                                                                                             Nominate outstanding women in these pro-
  Funding for this and other Military                  numbers and websites for various resources               porate 75 percent or more recycled and/or up-
                                                       and support groups, such as the Suicide                  cycled materials. The deadline for submis-             fessions who show a commitment to the
Friends Foundation programs come from the                                                                                                                              YWCA’s mission — eliminating racism,
generosity of private donors and voluntary             Prevention Hotline, Substance Abuse                      sions is April 2.
                                                       Helpline and Domestic Violence Prevention                  Entry forms are available (as of Feb. 1)             empowering women and promoting peace,
contributions from Massachusetts taxpayers                                                                                                                             justice, freedom and dignity for all — and
on Question 32E on the Massachusetts                   Hotline. The goal is for students to have                online at www.qvcah.org.
                                                       access to the supports that they might need                All submissions are subject to review by             meet the following criteria:
income tax form (Mass. Military Family                                                                                                                                   • Distinctive achievement and service in
Relief Fund check-off box). To learn more              for themselves or for a friend or relative but           the     QVCAH         programs       committee.
                                                       might be afraid to ask about.                            Acceptance is based on a variety of factors            current profession. • Service to community
about support local military families on the                                                                                                                           with a demonstrated commitment to social
state          tax          form,        visit                                                                  including but not limited to space restric-
                                                                                                                tions, strength of work and originality based          and racial equality .
                                                       Recycled art exhibit to                                  on the theme.
                                                                                                                  This exhibition is sponsored by The
                                                                                                                                                                         • Demonstrated commitment to serving as
                                                                                                                                                                       a role model for women and girls.
                                                                                                                                                                         • Must live and/or work in the YWCA’s geo-
DPHS groups team up                                    feature high school kids                                 Quinebaug Valley Council for the Arts and
                                                                                                                Humanities. It is free and open to the public.
                                                                                                                Portions of this exhibit will be viewable
                                                                                                                                                                       graphic service areas, which include all
                                                                                                                                                                       cities and towns in Central Massachusetts.
for phone, toiletries drive                              SOUTHBRIDGE — The Quinebaug Valley
                                                       Council for the Arts and Humanities is spon-
                                                                                                                online at www.qvcah.org. Please see the
                                                                                                                QVCAH website for gallery hours. For more
                                                                                                                                                                         A panel comprised of community leaders,
                                                                                                                                                                       past Erskine Award recipients and YWCA
                                                       soring Terra 25, the Second Annual High                  information on the exhibition and entry                volunteers will select an award recipient in
  SPENCER — The Future Teachers,                                                                                                                                       each of the five categories. Selections will not
Breakfast Club and Future Nurses at David              School Student Recycled Art Exhibit.                     guidelines, please visit www.qvcah.org,
                                                         In April of last year QVCAH sponsored                                                                         be based on the number of nominations for
Prouty High School will be conducting a                                                                                                                                an individual, but rather on the merit of the
drive to collect old cell phones and hygiene           “Terra Verde, Terra Munde: Celebrate Our
products (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste,
etc.) to donate to Daybreak, Domestic
                                                       Earth in Spring,” a recycled art exhibition
                                                       that opened with great success thanks to the
                                                                                                                Prizes, discounts part of                              individual. Nominees do not have to be a
                                                                                                                                                                       member of the YWCA. Members of the
                                                                                                                                                                       YWCA Board of Directors are not eligible for
Violence     Prevention     Program/Shelter
through the YWCA in Worcester. Collection
                                                       many entries of students from a number of
                                                       school districts. In 2012 the expanded venue
                                                       includes the front lawn of the Art Center. The
                                                                                                                Western Mass Performs                                  nomination.
                                                                                                                                                                         Deadline for nominations is Friday Feb. 24.
of the items started in January and will con-                                                                                                                          Nominations may be made online at
tinue throughout the school year.                      addition of this exterior space opens up the               MONSON — The auditions for the Monson
                                                       call for submissions to include larger out-              Arts Council talent show, Western Mass                 www.ywcacentralmass.org.
  The phones are used for individuals who                                                                                                                                For more information contact Jo-Serena
are fleeing abusive relationships so that they         door sculptural projects and site-specific               Performs, attracted the largest and most
                                                       installations that may not fit inside the gal-           competitive group of application to date,              Rodriguez at (508) 767-2505, ext. 3049 or jro-
are not tracked by an abuser who may have                                                                                                                              driguez@ywcaworcester.org.
access to phone records. The hygiene prod-             leries.                                                  with 44 acts auditioning for 24 places.
                                                         Proven to be of great interest to a wide                 The applicants came from all over Western

                                                                                             Courtesy photos   Rehabilitative Resources, Inc. board member Andi Cropley is flanked by her husband, Mitch Cropley, right,
  Bonnie Keefe-Layden, the chief executive officer of Rehabilitative Resources, Inc., presents a Certificate   and Karl Krantz of the Insurance Professionals of New England at the Blanchard Means annual gala at
  of Appreciation to Rick and Dick Hoyt of the Hoyt Foundation for the continue support of programs at         the Elm Hill Center on Jan. 19. The Cropleys live in Sturbridge, and Krantz lives in Charlton.
  the Elm Hill Center in Brookfield.

                                                                           marathons, including 29 Boston Marathons, were the guests             tion of mansion on the grounds of the farm.
   Hoyts honored for support of                                            of honor at the Blanchard Means Foundation annual gala,
                                                                           held Jan. 19 at Elm Hill Center.
                                                                                                                                                   RRI, one of the largest providers of supports and services
                                                                                                                                                 for people living with developmental disabilities in Central
   Elm Hill Center                                                            Established in 1989, the Hoyt Foundation aspires to build
                                                                           the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of
                                                                                                                                                 Massachusetts, oversees operations at Elm Hill, and is com-
                                                                                                                                                 mitted to providing inclusive programs for all people,
                                                                           America’s disabled young people through inclusion in all              including those with special needs. This is done through
      BROOKFIELD — Bonnie Keefe-Layden, the chief execu-                   facets of daily life, including family and community activi-          hands-on activities, including horticulture, horsemanship
   tive officer of Rehabilitative Resources, Inc., recently pre-           ties, especially sports, at home, in schools and in the work-         and a petting zoo. Animals have proven to be highly effective
   sented Rick and Dick Hoyt, and their Hoyt Foundation, with              place.                                                                in helping with the treatment for people living with devel-
   a Certificate of Appreciation for their continue support of                Last year, the Hoyt Foundation donated $50,000 to the              opmental disabilities, particularly the stimulus that occurs
   the Elm Hill Center in Brookfield.                                      Blanchard Means Foundation, the charitable arm of the                 when petting animals.
      The Hoyts, who together have completed nearly 70                     Elm Hill Center. The funds were mainly used for the restora-
4 SPENCER NEW LEADER •                             Friday, February 10, 2012

   NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF                   pone at any adjourned sale date by public               Commonwealth of Massachusetts                       Commonwealth of Massachusetts
                 REAL ESTATE                       proclamation on the date and at the time and                       The Trial Court                     Worcester, ss.            SUPERIOR COURT
By virtue and in execution of the Power of         place appointed for the adjourned sale.                      Probate and Family Court                    DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
Sale contained in a certain mortgage given         In the event of the failure or inability of the                  Worcester Division                                    CIVIL ACTION
by JUNE L. GOGUEN to SAVERS CO-                    purchaser to perform and to purchase the              Worcester Probate and Family Court                                No. 12-0256A
OPERATIVE BANK, dated March 30, 2010               premises in accordance herewith, the                               225 Main Street                     To
and recorded with the Worcester District           Mortgagee reserves the right (but is not obli-                 Worcester, MA 01608                     Matthew P. Frappier and Kimberly L.
Registry of Deeds (the "Registry") in Book         gated) to accept, subject to the                                    (508) 831-2200                     Frappier, both of Auburn, Worcester County,
45638, Page 268 (the "Mortgage"), of which         Memorandum of Sale, the second highest                      Docket No. WO12P0204EA                     Massachusetts AND TO ALL PERSONS
Mortgage the undersigned (the "Mortgagee")         bid for the premises, without further adver-            In the Estate of: Beverly M Doolittle          ENTITLED TO THE BENEFIT OF THE SOL-
is the present holder, for breach of the condi-    tisement and without further notice to other               Late of: Brookfield, MA 01506               DIERS’ AND SAILORS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT
tions of the Mortgage and for the purpose of       bidders or persons. In the event that the                    Date of Death: 12/21/2011                 OF 1940 AS AMENDED: Southbridge
foreclosing the same will be sold at Public        Mortgagee offers the premises to the second                 NOTICE OF PETITION FOR                     Savings Bank, a banking institution with its
Auction at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 17,      highest bidder and such person declines                          PROBATE OF WILL                       principal place of business at Southbridge,
2012 at the mortgaged premises located on          either to purchase the premises at the sec-           To all persons interested in the above cap-      Worcester County, Massachusetts claiming
or near 36 Lake Road, Brookfield,                  ond highest bid price or to sign the               tioned estate, a petition has been presented        to be the holder of a mortgage covering prop-
Massachusetts, all and singular the premises       Memorandum of Sale, then the Mortgagee             requesting that a document purporting to be         erty situated at 7 Sanfred Road, Leicester,
described in the Mortgage, to wit:                 may elect (but is not obligated) to exercise       the last will of said decedent be proved and        Worcester County, Massachusetts given by
"The land with the buildings thereon in            the rights of the second highest bidder under      allowed and that Theresa Tsongalis of               Matthew P. Frappier and Kimberly L.
Brookfield,          Worcester         County,     this paragraph and to purchase the premises        Sturbridge, MA be appointed executor/trix,          Frappier, to the said Southbridge Savings
Massachusetts, situated on the northerly           at the second highest bid price, without fur-      named in the will to serve Without Surety.          Bank dated November 14, 2005 recorded in
side of the road from Brookfield to                ther advertisement and without further notice         IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO,                 Worcester District Registry of Deeds, Book
Sturbridge, now known as Lake Road,                to other bidders or persons.                       YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A                    37829, Page 136, has filed with said court a
bounded and described as follows:                  Other terms to be announced at the time and        WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT                    Complaint for authority to foreclose said
BEGINNING at the Southeast corner of the           place of sale.                                     AT WORCESTER ON OR BEFORE TEN                       mortgage in the manner following: by entry
lot to be conveyed in the northerly line of said               SAVERS CO-OPERATIVE BANK               O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM)                   on and possession of the premises therein
Lake Road at a stone wall at land formerly of                    Present holder of said Mortgage      ON 02/21/2012.                                      described and by exercise of the power of
Mary Upham, now and formerly of Chester            Howard B. D'Amico, Esq.                               In addition, you must file a written affidavit   sale contained in said mortgage.
Ciecko;                                            SEDER & CHANDLER, LLP                              of objections to the petition, stating specific          If you are entitled to the benefits of the
THENCE N. 66° 08’ W. 267.62 feet along             339 Main Street                                    facts and grounds upon which the objection          Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940
said Lake Road to a wall at land formerly of       Worcester, MA 01608                                is based, within thirty (30) days after the         as amended, and you object to such foreclo-
Frances Howe, now or formerly of Noe Bard;         (508) 757-7721                                     return day (or such other time as the court,        sure you or your attorney should file a written
THENCE N. 22° 50’ E. 170.0 feet along said         Attorneys for the Mortgagee                        on motion with notice to the petitioner, may        appearance and answer in said court at
stone wall and Bard land to a point;                                                                  allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16.          Worcester in said County on or before the
THENCE S. 66° 04’ E. 262.93 feet by land           AUCTION MARKETING GROUP, INC.                         WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First           sixteenth day of March next or you may be
formerly of Mundell, now or formerly of            P. O. Box 107                                      Justice of this Court.                              forever barred from claiming that such fore-
Edwin F. Olejnicznak, to a stone wall at land      Shrewsbury, MA 01545                               Date: January 26, 2012                              closure is invalid under said Act.
of said Ciecko;                                    (508)842-1900                                                                Stephen G. Abraham             Witness, Barbara J. Rouse, Esquire,
THENCE S. 20° 44’ W. 170.0 feet by said            Auctioneer, License No. 207                                                    Register of Probate     Administrative Justice of said Court, this third
stone wall and land of said Ciecko, to the                                                                 Commonwealth of Massachusetts                  day of February 2012.
point of beginning.                                January 27, 2012                                                   The Trial Court                                        Dennis P. McManus, Clerk
CONTAINING one acre of land, more or less.         February 3, 2012                                      Worcester Probate and Family Court               February 10, 2012
The premises are conveyed subject to a right       February 10, 2012                                                  225 Main Street
of way to William Mundell et ux, their heirs                                                                      Worcester, MA 01608                          Commonwealth of Massachusetts
and assigns, 15 feet in width easterly of and         NOTICE OF MORTGAGEE'S SALE OF                                    (508) 831-2000                     Worcester, ss.            SUPERIOR COURT
adjacent to the westerly line of the granted                       REAL ESTATE                                 Docket No. WO12P0204EA                        DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT
premises which right of way extends from           By virtue and in execution of the Power of               MUPC SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE                                      CIVIL ACTION
said road to other land, formerly of William H.    Sale contained in a certain mortgage given                Estate of: Beverly M Doolittle                                No. 12-0212B
Mundell et ux.                                     by Jason S. Tominsky and Ron J. Weinstein                     Date of Death: 12/21/11                  To
BEING the same premises conveyed to us             to Mortgage Electronic Registration                To all persons who may have an interest in          Donald R. Gleason of the Town of Leicester,
by deed from Edward D. Menard dated June           Systems, Inc. as Nominee for American              the above-captioned estate, the Division of         County of Worcester and Dorothy F. Gleason
5, 1978 and recorded in the Worcester              Home Mortgage Acceptance, Inc., dated              Medical Assistance and, if interested, to the       of the Town of Leicester, County of
District Registry of Deeds, Book 6482, Page        June 30, 2005 and recorded with the                Office of the Attorney General and the United       Worcester, both of the Commonwealth of
166.                                               Worcester County (Worcester District)              States Department of Veterans Affairs:              Massachusetts AND TO ALL PERSONS
Also the land in Brookfield, Worcester             Registry of Deeds in Book 36708, Page 269          Notice is being sent to you as you may have         ENTITLED TO THE BENEFIT OF THE SOL-
County, Massachusetts, on the northerly side       of which mortgage Deutsche Bank National           a legal interest in this case, in order to inform   DIERS’ AND SAILORS’ CIVIL RELIEF ACT
of the road from Brookfield to Sturbridge,         Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee for            you of your rights.                                 OF 1940 AS AMENDED: Webster Five Cents
called Lake Road, bounded as follows:              American Home Mortgage Investment Trust            Under the new Massachusetts Uniform                 Savings Bank, a banking institution with a
BEGINNING at the southeast corner thereof;         2005-3 is the present holder, by assignment        Probate Code Inventory and Accounts are             usual place of business in Webster,
THENCE westerly by said road 15-1/2 rods;          for breach of the conditions of said mortgage      not required to be filed with the Court, but        Worcester County, Massachusetts claiming
THENCE northerly on a wall by land former-         and for the purpose of foreclosing, the same       interested parties are entitled to notice           to be the holder of a mortgage covering prop-
ly of Francis Howe about 38-1/2 rods;              will be sold at Public Auction at 11:00 AM on      regarding the administration from the               erty situated at Crestwood Road, a/k/a
THENCE easterly on a wall about 13-1/2             February 21, 2012, on the mortgaged prem-          Personal Representative and can Petition            Crestwood Lane, being numbered 17, in said
rods;                                              ises located at 41 1/2 Maple Street, Spencer,      the Court in any matter relating to the estate,     Leicester given by Donald R. Gleason and
THENCE southerly on a wall by land former-         MA 01562, all and singular the premises            including distribution of assets and expenses       Dorothy F. Gleason to Webster Five Cents
ly of Mary Upham about 38-1/2 rods to the          described in said mortgage, TO WIT: The            of administration. Interested parties are enti-     Savings Bank dated June 14, 2007, and
place of beginning.                                land in Spencer, Worcester County,                 tled to Petition the Court to institute formal      recorded in Worcester District Registry of
CONTAINING about 4-1/2 acres.                      Massachusetts, situated on the easterly side       proceedings and to obtain orders terminating        Deeds, Book 41314, Page 315, has filed with
Excepting from the above described tract a         of Maple Street, and bounded and described         or restricting the powers of the appointed          said court a Complaint for authority to fore-
certain parcel of land in said Brookfield situ-    as follows: On the West about 41.0 feet by         Personal Representative.                            close said mortgage in the manner following:
ated on the northerly side of the road leading     said Maple Street; On the North about 65.0         Petitioner requests to be permitted to file a       by entry on and possession of the premises
from Brookfield to Sturbridge, called Lake         feet by land formerly of F.X. Gaucher; On the      MUPC Bond.                                          therein described and by exercise of the
Road, bounded as follows;                          East about 38.0 feet by land formerly of                                                               power of sale contained in said mortgage.
BEGINNING at the southeasterly corner              Thomas Martin; and On the South about              February 10, 2012                                        If you are entitled to the benefits of the
thereof on the northerly line of said road;        74.0 feet by land formerly of Pauline                                                                  Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1940
THENCE westerly by the northerly line of           Lawrence. All together with an easement to              Commonwealth of Massachusetts                  as amended, and you object to such foreclo-
said road 255.75 feet, more or less, to a wall     pass and repass over a portion of the prop-                        The Trial Court                     sure you or your attorney should file a written
at land now or formerly of Francis Howe;           erty on the easterly side of Maple Street,             Worcester Probate and Family Court              appearance and answer in said court at
THENCE northerly by wall and land of said          Spencer, Massachusetts, as created by                              225 Main Street                     Worcester in said County on or before the
Howe 170 feet to an iron pin;                      deeds recorded with said registry, Book                        Worcester, MA 01608                     twelfth day of March next or you may be for-
THENCE easterly in a line parallel with the        11815, Page 62, and Book 11815, Page 63,                    Docket No. WO10P2350GD                     ever barred from claiming that such foreclo-
northerly line of said road 255.75 feet by         and a shown on a plan recorded with said                       NOTICE AND ORDER:                       sure is invalid under said Act.
other land now or formerly of William H.           Registry, Plan Book 612, Plan 28. Being the                 Petition for Resignation or                     Witness, Barbara J. Rouse, Esquire,
Mundell et ux to a wall at land formerly of        same premises conveyed to Lee Bailey and              Petition for Removal of Guardianship             Administrative Justice of said Court, this thir-
Mary Upham;                                        Linda Bailey by deed of Nazish Hussian and                            of a Minor                       tieth day of January 2012.
THENCE southerly by said wall and land of          Michelle A. Gaval, Trustees of 41-1/2 Maple                       In the interests of                                     Dennis P. McManus, Clerk
said Upham 170 feet to the place of begin-         Street Realty Trust, dated June 20, 2000,                          Jacob W Sherry                      February 10, 2012
ning.                                              recorded with said registry, Book 22702,                           of Spencer, MA
CONTAINING 1 acre more or less.                    Page 062. For mortgagors' title see deed                                 Minor                              Commonwealth of Massachusetts
BEING the same premises conveyed to us             recorded with the Worcester County                   NOTICE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES                                   The Trial Court
by deed from David B. Roberts et ux dated          (Worcester District) Registry of Deeds in          1. Hearing Date/Time: A hearing on a                           Probate and Family Court
April 30, 1982 and recorded in the Worcester       Book 37452, Page 312 and in Book 36708,            Petition to Resign as Guardian of a Minor or                      Worcester Division
District Registry of Deeds, Book 7461, Page        Page 267 of the same Registry. These prem-         Petition for Removal of Guardian of a Minor            Worcester Probate and Family Court
125.                                               ises will be sold and conveyed subject to and      filed by Christine Forrest on 1/17/12 will be                       225 Main Street
Except as to this lender and this lending          with the benefit of all rights, rights of way,     held 03/06/2012 08:30 AM Motion                                  Worcester, MA 01608
transaction, for which my right of homestead       restrictions, easements, right of ways,            Located Courtroom 9, Worcester Probate                               (508) 831-2200
specifically is waived, mortgagor expressly        covenants, liens or claims in the nature of        and Family Court                                               Docket No. WO12P0226EA
reserves my right of homestead (Book               liens, improvements, public assessments,           2. Response to Petition: You may respond                    In the Estate of: Linda S Hoeffer
39134, Page 355) and do not terminate my           any and all unpaid taxes, tax titles, tax liens,   by filing a written response to the Petition or               Late of: Brookfield, MA 01506
Homestead by granting the within con-              water and sewer liens and any other munici-        by appearing in person at the hearing. If you                   Date of Death: 01/02/2012
veyance."                                          pal assessments or liens or existing encum-        choose to file a written response, you need                   NOTICE OF PETITION FOR
The description of the premises contained in       brances of record which are in force and are       to:                                                               PROBATE OF WILL
the Mortgage shall control in the event of a       applicable, having priority over said mort-             File the original with the Court; and             To all persons interested in the above cap-
typographical error in this publication.           gage, whether or not reference to such                  Mail a copy to all interested parties at       tioned estate, a petition has been presented
Said premises, together with all improve-          restrictions, easements, improvements, liens       least five (5) business days before the hear-       requesting that a document purporting to be
ments encumbered by the Mortgage, are to           or encumbrances is made in the deed.               ing.                                                the last will of said decedent be proved and
be sold and conveyed subject to all leases,        TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of TEN THOU-              3. Counsel for the Minor: The minor (or an          allowed and that Lissa Kane of Southbridge,
tenancies, occupancies, mortgages, restric-        SAND ($10,000.00) DOLLARS by certified or          adult on behalf of the minor) has the right to      MA be appointed executor/trix, named in the
tions, covenants, orders of conditions, ease-      bank check will be required to be paid by the      request that counsel be appointed for the           will to serve Without Surety.
ments, encroachments, outstanding tax              purchaser at the time and place of sale. The       minor.                                                 IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO,
titles, municipal or other public taxes,           balance is to be paid by certified or bank         4. Presence of the Minor at Hearing: A              YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A
assessments or liens, federal and state tax        check at ABLITT|SCOFIELD, P.C., 304                minor over age 14 has the right to be present       WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT
liens, other liens or claims in the nature of      Cambridge Road, Woburn, MA 01801, other            at any hearing, unless the Court finds that it      AT WORCESTER ON OR BEFORE TEN
liens and existing encumbrances recorded           terms and conditions will be provided at the       is not in the minor’s best interests.               O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM)
prior to the Mortgage and/or otherwise hav-        place of sale. The description of the premis-      THIS IS A LEGAL NOTICE: An important                ON 02/21/2012.
ing priority over the Mortgage, if there be        es contained in said mortgage shall control in     court proceeding that may affect your rights           In addition, you must file a written affidavit
any.                                               the event of an error in this publication.         has been scheduled. If you do not under-            of objections to the petition, stating specific
TERMS OF SALE: A deposit of FIVE THOU-             OTHER TERMS, IF ANY, TO BE                         stand this notice or other court papers,            facts and grounds upon which the objection
SAND ($5,000.00) DOLLARS, non-refund-              ANNOUNCED AT THE SALE. Present hold-               please contact an attorney for legal advice.        is based, within thirty (30) days after the
able, is to be paid in certified or bank           er of said mortgage Deutsche Bank National                                   Stephen G. Abraham        return day (or such other time as the court,
cashier's check by the purchaser at the time       Trust Company, as Indenture Trustee for                                        Register of Probate     on motion with notice to the petitioner, may
and place of sale, the balance to be paid in       American Home Mortgage Investment Trust            Date: January 20, 2012                              allow) in accordance with Probate Rule 16.
certified or bank cashier's check and deed to      2005-3        By     its    Attorneys,       /s/                                                          WITNESS, Hon. Denise L. Meagher, First
be taken by purchaser within thirty (30) days      ABLITT|SCOFIELD, P.C. 304 Cambridge                February 10, 2012                                   Justice of this Court.
of the sale at the offices of Seder & Chandler,    Road Woburn, MA 01801 Telephone: 781-                                                                  Date: January 27, 2012
LLP, 339 Main Street, Worcester,                   246-8995 Fax: 781-246-8994 Date: January                                                                                          Stephen G. Abraham
Massachusetts, attorneys for the Mortgagee.        10, 2012 C96.0789-F- Tominsky and                                                                                                  Register of Probate
The Mortgagee reserves the right to post-          Weinstein(1/27/2012 2/3/2012 2/10/2012)                                                                February 10, 2012
pone the sale to a later date by public procla-    January 27, 2012
mation on the date and at the time and place       February 3, 2012
appointed for the sale and to further post-        February 10, 2012                                                                                                               Turn To LEGALS, page 5
                                                                                                                   Friday, February 10, 2012                    • SPENCER NEW LEADER                            5

                                                                          OUR TOWNS
                                                                                     David Dore photo
        Ad Libs by June
                                                            HOOP DREAMS
                                                              EAST BROOKFIELD — Justin
                                                            Charpentier, 8, of East Brookfield
                         I know what you’re think-          shoots a basket at the East Brookfield
                     ing….she’s going to say some-          Elementary School basketball court
                     thing about the Pats…there’s real-              ,
                                                            Saturday Jan. 28.
                     ly nothing to say except that
                     there’s always next year. The
                     good news? Celtics, Bruins, and
 Red Sox pitchers and catchers report to Spring
 Training on February 19…there is life after football!
   We all know that Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday.
 It’s important to show that special someone how you
 feel. Want to say it with flowers? Bouquets by
 Linda, Brookfield Perennial Gardens, wants to cre-
 ate a beautiful fresh arrangement for you. See their
 ad in our Valentine’s Day gift page for a special deal.
 Also, Lamoureux Greenhouses in Brookfields has
 beautiful unique plants for gift-giving. Check out
 their ad on the front of Section B this week. If
 you’re honey loves to be pampered, Finally Kelly’s
 Salon, 125 Main Street in Spencer has a special
 offer for you too. Cormier Jewelers in Spencer is
 featuring Karisma, a beautiful bracelet that you can
 change the look of with different tops. I love this
 one!...hint hint! They also have sterling silver jewel-
 ry starting at just $15…you don’t have to spend a
 fortune to give something nice. Skin Glo Esthetics,
 Central Street in Brookfield is also offering a special
 Valentine’s special…see their ad on the front of
                                                                                                            Youth bowlers honored for performance
 Section B this week! And along with a gift, we have                                                                                                                                           Courtesy photo
 lots of ideas for your dining pleasure. How about a
 Valentine’s Day ice cream cake from Dairy Queen                                                              On Nov. 19 and Nov. 20, 23 kids from Bogey Lanes ventured out to Bowl-O-Rama in
 for the family? Find a coupon in this week’s issue.                                                        Portsmouth, N.H., for the International Youth Bowling Tournament.
 Also many local restaurants with two-for deals and                                                           They competed in all different age groups and divisions. The kids aged from anywhere
 specials this week…too many to list…check them                                                             between six to seventeen years old. There were four different titles a child could win; singles,
 out on our Dining & Valentine’s pages this week!                                                           doubles, teams and all events.
      Celebrating 10 years in downtown Spencer is                                                             More than 200 kids from all over New England competed in the tournament. The results
 CURVES! They are celebrating with an Open                                                                  came in and Bogey Lanes won more than 30 titles! Many of the kids have been bowling for
 House on Saturday, February 11 from 9 am-2 pm.                                                             many years with Bogey Lanes and for them this was a very big accomplishment.
 They will be giving away off a 40” flat screen from                                                                       ,
                                                                                                              On Monday Jan. 23, Bogey Lanes held a huge banquet in honor of the kid’s victory All of.
 Whitco, Cape Cod Colors jewelry set from                                                                   the kids were accompanied by their parents and some siblings, making it a well over 50-per-
 Cormiers, and two $25 gift certificates from                                                                         .
                                                                                                            son party Coach Danyelle made speeches through the night while narrating how the kids did
 Mexicali Grill. Check out their ad on the front of B                                                       during the tournament. She has been coaching and working full-time at Bogey Lanes for over
 this week for more info! Congrats to CURVES on                                                             seven years, and was ecstatic when she found out they won the titles to the International
 their 10 years of success in bringing a healthier                                                          Tournament for the first time ever.
 lifestyle to our area!                                                                                       “We’ve won many titles at state, but never this big! I knew they could do it, and I’ve never
      New business in Cherry Valley…Double Play                                                             been more proud!”
 Sports. See their ad on the front of Section B this                                                          Danyelle gave many congrats to such a victorious year for the kids. Assistant coach,
 week…more details about this business next week!                                                           Arielle, helped hand out the trophies. Each kid ran over to collect their trophies, some of
                                                                                                            them won more than one, and each kid high fived both the coaches and each other as they
    Have a great week!                                                                                      went by! Competing in tournaments is just one of the great things kids can benefit from
                                                                                                            being in a league at Bogey Lanes. Many kids come in to practice and take advantage of their
    June Simakauskas                                                                                        free open bowling, which is one of the great offerings that Bogey Lanes gives for participat-
    508-909-4062                                                                                            ing in a kid’s league.
    email: june@stonebridgepress.com

    Happy Valentine’s Day

LEGALS      continued from page     4                      dated February 9, 2005, and recorded at              Commonwealth of Massachusetts                   Regional Receivership Advertisement
                                                           Worcester County (Worcester District)                            The Trial Court                          Towns of Leicester & Millbury
(SEAL)                                                     Registry of Deeds in Book 35696, Page 184,         Worcester Probate and Family Court                   Over the past several years, many
         THE COMMONWEALTH OF                               has/have filed with this court a complaint for                  225 Main Street                    Massachusetts communities have experi-
               MASSACHUSETTS                               determination of Defendant’s/Defendants’                     Worcester, MA 01608                   enced a rising number of foreclosures and
                 LAND COURT                                Servicemembers status. If you now are, or                        (508) 831-2200                    abandonment of residential property.
   DEPARTMENT OF THE TRIAL COURT                           recently have been, in the active military               Docket No. WO12C0022CA                    Foreclosures combined with the softening of
               2012 MISC. 457118                           service of the United States of America, then                    In the matter of:                 the housing market sometimes result in
              ORDER OF NOTICE                              you may be entitled to the benefits of the                Mikhail Yur’Yevich Shapkin               property owners choosing to walk away from
To:                                                        Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. If you                     Of: North Brookfield, MA               properties rather than maintaining them,
Justin E. Fournier; Megan G. Knipe                         object to a foreclosure of the above-men-                NOTICE OF PETITION FOR                    leaving the properties vacant, subject to van-
and to all persons entitled to the benefit of              tioned property on that basis, then you or                    CHANGE OF NAME                       dalism and use for illegal purposes. The
the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50                    your attorney must file a written appearance       To all persons interested in petition           abandonment of properties has a destabiliz-
U.S.C. App. § 501 et seq.:                                 and answer in this court at Three                described:                                        ing effect upon neighborhoods, eroding prop-
Freedom Mortgage Corporation                               Pemberton Square, Boston, MA 02108 on or           A petition has been presented by Mikhail        erty values, posing risks to public safety, and
claiming to have an interest in a Mortgage                 before 12th day of March, 2012 or you will be    Y Shapkin requesting that: Mikhail                imposing growing cost burdens on the
covering real property in 12 Early Street,                 forever barred from claiming that you are        Yur’Yevich Shapkin be allowed to change his       municipality.
Spencer given by Justin E. Fournier and                    entitled to the benefits of said Act.            name as follows: Michael Yur’Yevich                    We are working with the State’s Attorney
Megan G. Knipe to Mortgage Electronic                           Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER, Chief            Lebedinsky.                                       General’s Office and are looking for qualified
Registration Systems, Inc., dated May 28,                  Justice of said Court on 25th day of January,      IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO,                receivers (preferably local non-profits,
2009, and recorded with the Worcester                      2012.                                            YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A                  builders or contractors) to rehabilitate said
County (Worcester District) Registry of                    Attest:                  Deborah J. Patterson    WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT                  properties through a unique court run pro-
Deeds at Book 44348, Page 74 and now                                                             Recorder   AT WORCESTER ON OR BEFORE TEN                     gram overseen by the AGO and Town.
held by the plaintiff by assignment has/have                      (11-006797)(Sputo)(02-10-12)(283719)      O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM)                      For information, please contact the
filed with this court a complaint for determi-             February 10, 2012                                ON 02/28/2012.                                    Millbury Board of Health’s office at 127 Elm
nation        of     Defendant’s/Defendants’                                                                  WITNESS, Hon. Denise L Meagher, First           Street, Millbury, MA 01527 (telephone 508-
Servicemembers status.                                                    Town of Spencer                   Justice of this Court.                            865-4721) or the Leicester Board of Health’s
     If you now are, or recently have been, in                      Conservation Commission                 Date: January 30, 2012                            office at 3 Washburn Square, Leicester, Ma
the active military service of the United                           PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE                                            Stephen G. Abraham       01524 (telephone 508-892-7008) within two
States of America, then you may be entitled                     In accordance with the requirements of                                 Register of Probate    weeks of this notice.
to the benefits of the Servicemembers Civil                the Massachusetts Wetland Protection Act,        February 10, 2012                                 February 10, 2012
Relief Act. If you object to a foreclosure of the          MGL c. 131, s. 40 and the Spencer Wetlands
above-mentioned property on that basis,                    By-Law:                                                Commonwealth of Massachusetts
then you or your attorney must file a written                   C. Ethan O’Brien has filed a Notice of                       The Trial Court
appearance and answer in this court at                     Intent with the Spencer Conservation                Worcester Probate and Family Court
Three Pemberton Square, Boston, MA                         Commission to remove/replace degraded                             225 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                  “Every Town
02108 on or before Mar 12 2012 or you will                 concrete and stone pier located at 109                        Worcester, MA 01608
be forever barred from claiming that you are               Wilson Avenue, Spencer, MA.                                       (508) 831-2200
entitled to the benefits of said Act.                           Mike Grendal, Sunoco, has filed a                    Docket No. WO12C0018CA
     Witness, KARYN F. SCHEIER Chief                       Notice of Intent with the Spencer                                 In the matter of:

Justice of this Court on Jan 26, 2012.                     Conservation Commission to install sewer                       Michelle Lee Mulhern
Attest:                                                    line, gas line, install concrete pad, replace                 Of: East Brookfield, MA
                          Deborah J. Patterson             walkways, remove and replace portions of                  NOTICE OF PETITION FOR
                                       Recorder            pavement, and other associated site work                       CHANGE OF NAME
                             201105-1395-GRN               located at 73 West Main Street, Spencer,             To all persons interested in petition
February 10, 2012

                                                                Applications can be reviewed at the
                                                           Office of Development and Inspectional
                                                           Services, Town Hall. A public hearing regard-
                                                                                                                A petition has been presented by Michelle
                                                                                                            L Mulhern requesting that: Michelle Lee
                                                                                                            Mulhern be allowed to change her name as
                                                                                                                                                                    a Good
                LAND COURT
               11 MISC 456972
                                                           ing these filings will be held by the Spencer
                                                           Conservation Commission in McCourt Social
                                                           Hall at Town Hall, 157 Main Street, on
                                                           Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at which
                                                                                                            follows: Michelle Lee Bertini.
                                                                                                                IF YOU DESIRE TO OBJECT THERETO,
                                                                                                            YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MUST FILE A
                                                                                                            WRITTEN APPEARANCE IN SAID COURT
            ORDER OF NOTICE

Michael A. Sputo, Sr.
Julie L. Sputo
                                                           time all persons having an interest may be
                                                           present and participate. Conservation
                                                           Commission meetings open at 7:00 p.m.,
                                                           public hearings begin at 7:15 p.m.
                                                                                                            AT WORCESTER ON OR BEFORE TEN
                                                                                                            O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING (10:00 AM)
                                                                                                            ON 02/21/2012.
                                                                                                                WITNESS, Hon. Denise L Meagher, First
and to all persons entitled to the benefit of                                     Ernie Grimes, Chairman    Justice of this Court.
the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50
U.S.C. App. § 501 et. Seq.: CitiMortgage,
Inc. claiming to have an interest in a
                                                           February 10, 2012                                Date: January 27, 2012
                                                                                                                                      Stephen G. Abraham
                                                                                                                                        Register of Probate
Mortgage covering real property in 10 Roys
Drive, Spencer, given by Michael A. Sputo,
Sr., and Julie L. Sputo to CitiMortgage, Inc.,
                                                                                                            February 10, 2012
6 SPENCER NEW LEADER •   Friday, February 10, 2012
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                                                                                                                                     OXFORD – 22 Birch Point Shores! Private      WEBSTER - 824 School St! 11 Rm       DUDLEY - "Grand View Estates" 25         DUDLEY – 7 Jaybee Ave! 7 Rm        DUDLEY – 23 G&S Drive! Cardinal
DUDLEY – 60 Eagle Dr! Brand New!           WEBSTER – 15 Skyview Ln! 12Rm 4,164’ DUDLEY – 19 Lyons Rd! 8 Rm                            Sacarrappa Pond – Fantastic View! 6 Rm       Federal Colonial! Foyer! Liv Rm      Piasta Rd! 8 Rm Colonial! 2.4 Acres! Custom Ranch! Beautifully Landscaped    Heights! 6 Rm Split! Applianced
2800’! 9 Rms! Granite Kitchen! 19X19.5     Custom Colonial! Grand Foyer w/Frplce! Colonial! New Applianced Granite Kit                  Colonial Cape! Stone Frplcd Liv Rm       w/Frplc! Din Rm! Library! New Kit! 5 Fantastic Views/Sunsets! New Granite Corner Lot! Fully Applianced! Frplcd Brunaham Oak Kit w/Center Isl, Corian
  Family Rm! 3 Bdrms! Master Suite         Cherry Kit! Cathedral Great Rm! Din Rm w/Island! Din Rm w/Hrdwds! Frplce                   w/Hrdwds! Water Facing Applianced Kit       Bdrms! Master w/Sitting Rm! Maids    & Tile! Liv & Din Rm w/Hrdwds! Brick     Din Rm! Frplcd Fam Rm! Newly      Counter! Din Area & Liv Rm w/Hrdwd
                                            w/Marble Flr! Liv Rm w/French Door to     Fam Rm w/Cathedrals! Den
 w/Office! 3 Tile Baths! All Hardwood                                                w/Hrdwds! 4 Bdrms w/Hrdwds!                      w/Granite, Center Isle & Tile Flr! Water   Rm w/Sep. Entrance! 3rd Flr for Add'l  Hearth! Fam Rm! 3 Bdrms! Master      Carpeted Liv Rm! 3 Bdrms! Master 1/2 Flrs! 3 Bedrooms w/Hrdwds! 3 Season
Floors! 2X6 Construction! C/Air! 2 Car       Den/Library! 5 Bdrms! Frplce Master                                                       Facing Master w/Bath, Walk-in Closet,         Rms! Hrdwds! Office w/Sep.         Bath w/Whirlpool & Sep Shower! 2                                              Sunroom & Deck! Newer Roof,
                                            Suite w/Marble Bath! 3 Baths! 3 Car G! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! 3Z Oil Heat!                                                                                                                                         Bath! 1.5 Baths Total! 1 Owner!
 Garage! Time to Pick Interior Colors!                                              Nicely Landscaped! Stone Patio!                   Cathedrals! 2.5 Baths Total! C/Air! Huge           Entrance! 3 Car Gar!            Full & 2 Half Baths! Garages! Ingr             $239,900.00                  Windows & Siding! 2 Car Garage!
           $349,900.00                            3.53 Acres! $359,900.00                                                                     Deck! $269,900.00                       2006 Roof! $299,900.00                   Pool! $309,900.00                                                             $234,900.00
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DUDLEY – 27 Sunset Drive! 3,348’                WEBSTER – OPEN HOUSE                     WEBSTER – 13 Hillside Ave! Well               WEBSTER - 8 Concord Ct UB! 55+                                                      CHARLTON – 46 Daniels Road! 6 Rm                         WEBSTER – 5 Gore Gable! 7 Rm                      DUDLEY – 16 Hickory Dr! Well
 10 Rm Colonial w/Main Level 3 Rm              Sundays from 12:00-2:00!                   Maintained 6 Rm Cape! Hardwood                   Adult Community! Immediate          Located 8+ Rm Ranch! Lower Level 4 Rm        Contemp Ranch! Single Level Living!                    Cape! Applianced! Liv Rm w/Hrdwds!               Maintained! Level Manicured 8/10th
In-Law! Applianced Oak Kit! Frplce         New England Commons! Adult 55+ Last of         under Carpet on Main Level! Oak            Occupancy! Applianced! Alcove Din Area! In-law Apart w/Separate Drive & Entrance!     Granite Kit! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Cathedrals                 Din Rm w/ Granite Top Hutch! 1st Flr             Acre Lot! Appliance Kit w/Breakfast
Liv Rm w/Cathedral Ceiling! Formal           Phase One! 2 Bdrms! 2 Baths/Master!           Stairway! Huge Living Room! 3               2 Bdrms! Master w/Walk-In Closet &           Open Floor Plan! 2 Kitchens! 3/4       & Hrdwds! Din Rm w/Hrdwds! 3 Bdrms!                    Master w/Hrdwds, 2 Closets & 1/2 Bath               Bar! Frplc Liv Rm! 3Bdrms! 2 Full
  Din Rm w/Hrdwds! 4 Bdrms! 3.5           Applianced! Granite! Hrdwds, Tile & Carpet!    Bedrooms! Great Backyard! Forced            Vanity! Oversized Liv Rm! Slider to Deck! Bedrooms! Applianced! Cathedral Ceiling!     Master Bath w/Whirlpool! 2 Tile Baths                  w/Jacuzzi! Sunroom w/Slate Flr! Full              Baths - Jacuzzi Tub! Frplc Fam Rm!
 Baths! Fam Rm! Den/Office! 2 Car             Basements! Garage! C/Air! Security!        Hot Air by Oil! Walking Distance to           CAir! 1st Flr Laundry! Full Basement!    Skylight! 2 Pellet Stoves! Wood Laminate    Total! 1st Floor Tile Laundry! C/Air! 2               Bath w/Corian Vanity! 2 Bdrms 2nd Flr!            Sep Laundry! 2 Car Gar! Newer Roof
     Garage! In-Ground Pool!             Community Center! Walking Trails! Low Fees!       Everything! Fantastic Location!             Garage! Farmers Porch! Community        Floors! Fenced Yard w/AGR Pool! 2 Sheds!     Car Garage! Expandable Lower Level!                     1/2 Bath w/Marble Vanity! Garage!                     & Windows! Deck! Shed!
          $379,900.00                                  $224,900.00                                                                            Center! $218,900.00                            $189,900.00                         1.38 Acres! $319,900.00                                     $239,900.00                                       $234,900.00

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WEBSTER – 1 East Main St! Location,         DUDLEY – 98 Schofield Ave! All the           WEBSTER – 126 Thompson Rd! Ideal              WEBSTER – 3 Jackson Road! 8 Rm           THOMPSON – 382 Lowell Davis                  THOMPSON – 11 Indian Inn! 6+ Rm                         THOMPSON – 77 Main St! Wow!                   WEBSTER – 8 Vecchia St! 4 Family
Location! Ideal Law Office, Accountant,      Work Been Done! Loads of Recent              Business - Residence Combo! 11Rm            Split! Frplc Liv Rm w/Cathedral Ceiling! Rd! 8 Rm 2,725’ Colonial, 2.72 Acres!         Colonial w/Farmer's Porch! Applianced                    10,668’ Building includes a 2,070’          Centrally Located! Walk to Restaurants,
   Insurance! Major Exposure! High          Updates! 7+ Rm Cape! Eat In Modern               Expanded Cape! Frplcd! 1st Flr           Appliance Kit! Din Area w/Hrdwd Flr! 3    Kit w/Skylights & Tile Flr! Formal          Kit w/Din Area, Pantry, Hrdwd Flr & Slider              Apartment Plus a 30X45’ Barn all set          Banking & Groceries! Great Commuter
Traffic! Reception/Secretarial Office! 2     Kitchen w/Open Floor Plan! Dining            Master/Bath! 2Rm Bdrm Suite/Studio!                                                   Dining! Frplcd Liv Rm! Den! Yr Rd           Deck! Formal Din Rm w/Hrdwd Flr, Crown                    on 1.07 Acres! So Many Possible               Location! Off Street Parking! Fully
                                            Area w/Hearth & Pellet Stove! Formal        50X50 Steel Building w/12X50 3Rm Office      Bdrms! Master w/Hrdwd Flr! Lower Level Sun Rm! 3 Bdrms w/Walk-in Closets!                Molding & Chair Rail! Liv Rm w/Crown
Private Offices! Records Rm! 1/2 Bath!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Uses! 45X53’ Show Room w/9’9”               Rented! All 4 Rm / 2 Bdrm Units! Tile &
FHA Oil! C/Air! Corner Lot! Across from       Living & Dining Rms! 4 Bdrms & 2           Space w/1/2 Bath, 3 Doors - 6 Vehicles -    w/Fam Rm! Office! 2 Full Bthrms! Garage! Master Bath w/Dble Vanity! 2.5 Baths!           Moldings! 3 Spacious Bdrms! Master                     Ceiling Height! 38X56’ + 39X59’ +            Hrdwds! Newer Roof! Vinyl Sided! Most
   Webster First Federal! Off Street            Full Baths! Efficient Gas Heat!          Storage! 16X32 Pool! Live & Work from          Deck! Nice Back Yard! Stone Patio!         3 Car 30x40' Garage w/Loft!              w/Walk-in Closet & Full Bath! 2.5 Baths! 2               39X47’ Rear Section! Commercial!                     Replacement Windows!
         Parking! $89,900.00                            $169,900.00                       this Great Location! $349,900.00                         $159,900.00                           $359,900.00                           Car Garage & Shed! $239,900.00                                  $199,900.00                                    $239,900.00
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  CHARLTON – Charlton Reservoir!           WEBSTER – 5 Crown St! 4 Family!              MILLBURY – 34 Singletary Rd! Lake          WEBSTER – 41 Everett Ave!         WEBSTER – 51 Ash St! 4 Rm Ranch! DUDLEY – 5 Prospect Ave! Down Sizing, OXFORD – 220 Main Street! 8 Rm Cape! DUDLEY – 109 W. Main St! Stately Brick
  Waterfront 7 Rm Colonial! Open Flr           Live Rent Free! Completely                                                      Convenient 5 Rm Ranch! Corner Lot!     16,577' Level Lot! Move In Condition! Right Sizing or 1st Time Sizing! 4+ Rm   Kit w/Tin Ceiling! Din Rm w/2 Built-in   Colonial! Multi Use! 13 Rms! Single Fam
                                                                                          Singletary Access! 5 Rm Charming
 Plan! Granite Kitchen! Din & Liv Rms      Renovated! New Windows, Plumbing,               Ranch! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hrdwds!    Interior Cosmetics Needed! Applianced Open Liv Rm & Din Rm w/Wall to Wall!     Ranch! Silestone & Granite Counters!    China Cabinets! 3 Bdrms! Hrdwd Floors! w/Inlay Apart / Super 2 Family! Business
     w/Hrdwds! Lake Facing Master          Electrical! Fully Insulated! Updated                                                Kitchen! 14X22' Liv Rm w/Carpet over    Remodeled Eat-in Kit! Recent Bath!   Tile Kitchen! 19’ Living Room! Lower     Covered Porch! 15x22 Workshop Area        Zoned! Live & Work From Here! Park
   w/Master Bath! 3 Bdrms! 2.5 Baths!       Kitchen & Baths! Laundry Facility!            Private Setting! Super Lake views!  Hrdwd! 3 Bdrms w/Carpet over Hrdwd! Bdrm w/Wall to Wall & Double Closet! Level Family Room or Second Bedroom!          w/15x35 Rm Overhead! 2 Car Garage!        Like Grounds! 6/7 Rms! 2/4 Bdrms! 2
20x20’ Fam Rm w/Pellet Stove! Enclosed         Separate Utilities! Deleaded             Many Upgrades Since 2009 - New Deck, Tile Bath w/Linen Closet! Full Basement    Separate 4x5 Walk In Closet! 2011                                             Replacement Windows! Front Roof         Frplcd Liv Rms! 3 Baths! New Furnace!
                                                                                                                                                                     Furnace & Water Heater! Deck! Sided!    Tile Bath! Detached Garage! Recent    Shingled this Year! 1/2 Acre Zoned Central
  Porch! Detached 2 Car Garage w/Full      Certificate! Great Yard! Lots Of Off         Furnace, Roof, Insulation & Windows!     w/Workshop & 2nd Bath! Garage!                                                                                                                                    Check It Out! $279,900.00
                                                                                                                                                                                  $89,900.00                    “Metal” Roof! $119,900.00                  Business! $179,000.00
     Second Floor! $389,900.00               Street Parking! $239,900.00                    Town Sewer! $199,900.00                       $109,900.00

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                                                                                        WEBSTER LAKE! Reid Smith Cove!                WEBSTER LAKE! Views Across                  WEBSTER LAKE! 327 Thompson               WEBSTER LAKE – 294 Killdeer           SOUTHBRIDGE – 615 Eastford Rd!                                      SOUTHBRIDGE - 404 Pleasant St! 5
WEBSTER LAKE – 36 Laurelwood!                WEBSTER LAKE – 705 Treasure                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Rm Contemp! Quality Throughout!
                                            Island! Townhouse End Unit! Move-in           Middle Pond! East Exp - Fantastic           Middle Pond! Widest Expanse! 120'            Rd! 3,100’ Custom 9 Rm Waterfront      Island! North Pond! 62' Waterfront!       Huge 7+ Rm Split - 30X64! Tile &
Middle Pond/Reid Smith Cove! Western                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Granite Kit! Liv Rm & Office w/Hdwds!                               Applianced! 17x18 Vinyl Deck w/Electric
     Exp – Beautiful Sunsets! 90’             Condition! 6Rms, 2 Bdrms, Master             Sunrises! Panoramic Views! 220’            Waterfront - Boat Ramp! Super 2nd          Ranch! 2 Complete Living Levels! Ideal Panoramic Views! 8 Rm Colonial! Kit                                                                         Awning! Cathedral Liv Rm w/Wood Flr! 3
                                            Bath, 2.5 Baths Total! Applianced! Din          Waterfront! Wooded, Rustic &              Home or Live Yr Rd! Rebuilt 2005! 6                                                 w/Double Oven! GLEAMING Hrdwd          3 Bdrms! Master w/His/Her Closets &
 Waterfront! Fantastic 3/4 Acre Lot! 8                                                                                                                                            Extended Family Set Up! 2 Kitchens!                                                                                                                 Bdrms! 1st Flr Master! 1.5 Ceramic
                                           Rm w/Sliders to Deck! Frplcd Fam Rm          Private! Ideal 5 Rm Summer Cottage!          Rm Contemp! Open Flr Plan! Frplcd!                                                 Flrs! 4 Bdrms! 2 Full Baths! 14X20 Trex Hrdwds! 3 Baths! Master w/Whirlpool &
                                                                                                                                                                                   Walk-out Lower Level! 40’ Deck &                                                                                                                   Baths w/Pedestal Sinks! New French
Rm Colonial! Frplcd Liv Rm! 3/4 Bdrms!         w/Sliders to Patio! C/Air! Garage             Stone Fireplaced Great Rm!              Lake Facing 1st Flr Master! 3 Bdrms!                                               Deck! Newly Painted! Prof Landscaped! Shower! In Law Potential! 2Car Garage!                                     Doors, Siding & A/C! Anderson
 2 Full Baths! 3 Car Garage! Mahogany                                                                                                    2.5 Baths! Lake Facing Loft!              Patio! Hardwoods! Fireplaced! .91    Fenced Yard! Plenty of Docks Included!       Heat w/Oil or Coal! Acre Plus!
                                           w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Heated Pool!         2/3Bdrms! 2 Baths! $399,900.00                                                                                                                                                                                                             Windows! Young Roof! Recent Furnace!
         Decks! $599,900.00                     Sandy Beach! $269,900.00                                                                       $499,900.00                               Acres! $399,500.00                         $469,900.00                             $239,900.00

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                                         WEBSTER LAKE - Wawela Park Rd!           WEBSTER LAKE – 98' of Prime                            WEBSTER LAKE - 200 Killdeer             WEBSTER LAKE – 3 Bates Grove!                    WEBSTER LAKE - STRIP                              WEBSTER LAKE – 3 Long Island! WEBSTER LAKE – 38 Laurelwood!
     WEBSTER LAKE - Waterfront
                                         130’ WATERFRONT LOT! 1/2 Acre Plus! Waterfront Looking Across Widest Expanse                       Island Rd! Sunsets! 8 Rooms!             South Pond Yr Rd! Applianced!            ISLAND! Your Own Island Paradise!                        Accessible by Boat Only! "True        Beautiful Sunsets! Natural Sandy
    Dream! 10 Rms! Spectacular Lake                                                                                                                                                Furnished! Dock! 19’ Pontoon Boat
                                            Expansive Views of Middle Pond!    of Middle Pond! Panoramic Waterviews                     4 Bdrms! Lake Facing 16x20 Master!                                                     You’ll Never Want to Leave! 8 Rms!                   Summer Cottage" Ready to Rough It!      Beach! 76' Waterfront! Panoramic
  Views from Most Rms! Sunsets! Ideal                                                                                                                                            w/50 HP! 6 Rms! Screened Porch! Fam
                                            Private! Wooded! Ideal Southern   most Every Rm! 9+Rms! Full In-Law Setup                         Frplcd Liv Rm! Applianced!                                                       3/4 Bdrms! 2 Full Baths! Sep Guest                   Loads of Potential! Water on 2 Sides! Views! 8 Rm Brick Ranch! Ideal In-Law
    for Entertaining! Everything You’d     Exposure! 157' Road Frontage! 197'   Ideal for Extended Family! Perfect for                                                              Rm w/Cath Ceiling! 1st Fl Master              Cottage! Gazebo! Boat House!
                                                                                                                                         3 Full Baths! Finished Lower Level                                                                                                        Panoramic Views Across Wide Expanse       Possibilities! 2Kitchens, 2Baths,
  Expect! Granite Kitchen! Lake Facing      Deep! Town Services! Not to be     Entertaining! Screened Porches! 18x25                           Family Rm! 4 Decks! A/C!           w/Hrdwds! 3 Bdrms! 2 Baths! 14,190’         “Mainland” Lot for Parking w/Garage!
  Master Suite! 3 Bdrms! 3.5 Tile Baths! Subdivided! One of the Last Pristine  Cedar Deck You'll Never Want to Leave!                                                                                                                                                                of the Middle Pond! 3 Separate but    2Fireplaces! Potential Inside & Out!
                                                                                                                                             Heated Garage w/Workshop!            Lot! Sandy Beach! Freshly Paint Ext!           Fully Equipped! Pontoon Boat!
         C/Air! Who Wants it ALL!                                                  Located on its Own Peninsula!                                                                             Recent Roof!                                                                            Connected Buildings! 5 Bedrooms!          Garages! Beautiful Grounds!
                                                Pieces of Webster Lake!                                                                            $639,900.00                                                                           $499,900.00
              $749,900.00                            $525,000.00                            $539,900.00                                                                                     $349,900.00                                                                                       $229,900.00                      Boat Ramp! $449,900.00

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Marc D. Becker, Carla Manzi, Brokers

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             offered! This custom Ranch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             on 8+ acres on historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dudley Hill is a gem! Brick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             front, granite counters,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colonial -- Applianced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    kitchen -- formal din-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ing room -- fireplaced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    living room -- hard-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ceramic tile, three fireplaces,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               central air, replacement windows, recent roof, updated electric, too many                                            wood floors -- two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               upgrades to list! Fireplaced living room -- formal dining --updated cabi-                  New Price                 good-sized bedrooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nets and applianced eat-in kitchen -- fireplaced family room -- two large                                            and one smaller room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               that could be bedroom/nursery/office -- ceramic tiled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               bedrooms -- 2.5 baths -- office -- mudroom -- 1st floor laundry -- attached     full bath and a half bath in the basement -- new Beckett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2-car garage -- tons of storage in the basement. Field stone patio out back     oil burner -- garage -- level lot with perennials -- conve-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               to enjoy the perennials, berry bushes, and trees on the lovingly landscaped     nient location, close to shopping, schools, highway.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               terraced lot. Oil heat, town services. Walking distance to golf course!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               R/E Tax $2600                                                     $274,900      R/E Tax $1705                                     $119,900

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               WEBSTER -- There are                                                                 OXFORD --Oversized
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               four bedrooms in this                                                                Split Level on terraced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cape-style home on                                                                   half acre in very nice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               corner lot, two on first                                                             neighborhood -- vault-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ed ceilings -- living

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               floor and two on sec-                                                                room -- dining room
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ond -- fireplaced living                                                             with slider to extra spa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               room -- dining room -                                         SOLD                   cious deck -- appli-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               - eat-in kitchen with                                                                anced kitchen -- 3 BR -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               breakfast nook --                               - 1.5 baths -- lower level family room ready to be finished -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wood floors -- screened front porch -- oil heat -- work-                         - sunroom with four sets of sliders to patio -- lots of stor-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              shop -- garage -- conveniently located to shopping,                              age...garage. Nice family area, great commuter location,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              schools, beach and highway.                                                      convenient to everything! Not a short sale or bank-owned!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              R/E Tax $1836                                                  $119,900          R/E Tax $3263                                       $229,900
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WHEN YOU THINK OF REAL ESTATE - THINK OF STERLING
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                                                                                                                                             DOUGLAS • $174,900
                                                                                                                                                 24 Charles St, U-8
                                                                                                                                             Upgraded 6rm 2 lge br
                                                                                                                                                                                       Move-in Condition

                                                                                                                                                                                   WEBSTER • $224,900
                                                                                                                                                                                         6 Plasse Court
                                                                                                                                                                                  8 rooms, 1.5 bath, 4 bedroom
                                                                                                            Inger Christensen

                                                                                                                                            Townhouse, c/a, cab pkd                 Colonial, Birch Cabinets,
                                                                                                                                               kitch w/all appl,                   Fireplace, Corner lot, hard-
                                                                                                            508-769-3823                    bay window, pkg, yard.                wood floors, 1st floor laundry.
                                                                                         Time to sell or buy... Call Inger

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                                                                                                                                                    17 Ferland Dr.
                                                                                                                                               KILLINGLY, CT -            DUDLEY • $349,900
                                                                                                                                                                                            Must Sell

                                                                                                                                                     $199,900                 27 Klondike Rd
                                                                                                                                           Sunny, nice 7 rm, split-level  Must see 2700sf 10rm
                                                                                                       Licensed in MA & CT                  w/hrdwds, new bath, new Ranch w/waterview & 5-c
                                                                                                                                             kitchen with granite and    gar on 1.86ac. ING pool.
                                                                                                    View more properties at                 island, sliders to deck and     Contractor’s home.
                                                                                                       www.IngerC.com                      inground pool, bay window
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     18 TOWN FARM ROAD $269,900 SUN 12-2
                                                       WEBSTER LAKE ~ 2 CHECKERBERRY                                                                CHARLTON - 65 S CHARLTON SHORE RD                                                 STURBRIDGE - 43 MCGREGORY RD
      6 HOWARD STREET $375,000 SUN 12-2
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               EAST BROOKFIELD
   234 HARRINGTON STREET $479,900 SUN 12-2                                            Retreat                                                                                     Cottage on                                                                    Sized Hip Roof
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        1470 NORTH STEET $179,900 SUN 11-1                                                                                                                                                                                                                      QUALITY!
                                                                                      waterfront estate,                                                                          Charlton
              NORTH BROOKFIELD                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2100 sf on 1
                                                                                      Yrrnd 2,800sf                                                                               Reservoir!
   25 MOUNT GUYOT STREET $159,000 SUN 12-2                 For Lease                                                                                       Lakefront                                                                                            L e v e l !
      76 GROVE STREET $144,900 SUN 11-12:30
                                                                                      home, 3 BRs, 3                                                                              60’ Wtrfrnt, Deep                                                             Excellent Split
                     WARE                        1/2 Baths, waterviews from every room! Possible                                                 Lot, Great Location! Slow it Down, Keep it Simple!                             Flr Plan, Incredible Mstr Suite, MEGA-RM to
      278 CHURCH STREET $238,000 SUN 11-1        option to purchase or 1031 exchange. Convenient                                                 Come to the Lake! $164,900                                                     Expand! Huge walk up Attic + 42x72 LL!
               WEST BROOKFIELD                   location! Call for details Price $3,500./Mo                                                                                                                                    Asking $338,000
   30 RAGGED HILL ROAD $184,900 SUN 1-2:30
       11 ALLEN STREET $159,900 SUN 12-2
                                                         DUDLEY ~ 19 GEORGE STREET                                                                 DUDLEY ~ LOT 82 Off GEORGE STREET                                              DUDLEY ~ NOT 1 BUT 2 COUNTRY LOTS!
     114 WEST MAIN STREET $230,000 SUN 12-2
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         12 LYFORD ROAD $249,900 SUN 12-2                                        3 BR CAPE                                                                               (.71) of Vacant                                                                        Home HERE &
                    OAKHAM                                                       Nice Layout,                                                                            Land, Res-10                                                                           Enjoy      Rolling
    1792 OLD TURNPIKE RD $274,900 SUN 12-2                                       1st Flr, Mstr                                                                           Zone, Mixed Use                                                                        Farmland Vistas,
                                                                                 BR & Bath,                                                                              Area of SFs & MFs                                                                      Lovely Country
                                                                                 Hardwood                                                                                & Condos, Great                                         DREAM HOME SITES!              Setting Feels Far
                                                                                 Flrs, Price                                                      ATTN: NEIGHBORS        Potential w/305’                                                                       Away yet Close By
                                                 Reduced $15,000! Offers Considered, Good                                                                                Rd Frnt on Paper                                      Both on Center Rd, Each is 2 Acres! Great Location!
                                                 Bones - Great Potential! $134,900                                                              Rd known as Elmwd, Abuts 19 George,                                            New Construction Pkgs Available Starting at $325,
                                                                                                                                                Asking $94,900 Got Offers?                                                     000 1 Lot - Just Reduced, asking $65,000!

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                                                                                Broker-          DiGregorio        Cournoyer          Demick                             Marrero-
                                                                                 Owner                                                                   Thomo            Doros
                                                                                                  “We are part of Make Southbridge Home”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               AUBURN:                                       DUDLEY          -    114
                                              201 SOUTH STREET,                                                                                                                                                     Pine      Ledge                                          Southbridge         Road
                                              SOUTHBRIDGE, MA                                                                                                                                                       Rare     Garden                                          Contractor’s Delight -
                                               508-765-9155                                                                                                                                                         Style Single Leel                                        Solid 3 BR Ranch with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Unit Featuring 2                                         garage under. Failed
                                                                                  Robin         Debra            Debbie        Joan           Chad          Michelle   Stan                                         Bedrooms & 2                                             Title V on file. Sold “As
                                              FAX: 508-765-2698                  Giguere       Nordby-           Thomo        Lacoste        Splaine         Roy     Misiaszek                                                                                               Is”. Asking $104,000
                                                                                                Rivera                                                                                                              Full Baths. Most
                                              Now offering rental services                                           HISTORIC LOW INTEREST RATES                                        Private Setting Available On Site. $184,900

                                                                               Open House 12-2pm Sun                                                Southbridge: EXCELLENT

                                                                             Southbridge:        CHEAPER                                            OPPORTUNITY for a bar-                               Claire M. Earley

                                                                             THAN RENT! Wonderful &

                                                                                                                                                    gain! Lovely country Cape
                                                                             UPDATED 4 room 2 bedroom                                                                                                    508-832-5324

                                                                             Condo! Beautiful updated                                               built in 1993! 6 rooms 3                                                                                 Call Mary Ellen Cox

                                                                             kitchen, updated flooring &                                            bedrooms 1 1/2 baths.
                                                                             windows. Slider to private                                             Fireplace, hardwood floors,                                                                              508-735-7061
                                                                             deck. All appliances included-                                         farmer’s porch, deck-plus
                                              even washer & dryer! Small pets allowed. Move in condi-                                               attached 2 car garage!
                                              tion-not a short sale or foreclosure. $57,900. 29 Marcy St                                                                                                          Worcester: LARGE                                            Holland: Move in con-
                                                                                                                 $169,900-make an offer!                                                                          CAPE 309 Mill
                                              Unit 1B-1st floor.                                                                                                                                                                                                              dition, 3 bedrooms, 2
                                                                         Brookfield: Antique 1880                                 Southbridge:         Fantastic                                                  Street, $164,900                                            1/2 baths on almost
                                                                         Victorian Home in quaint                                 Farmhouse being used as a 2                                                     Newer roof, GAS                                             3/4 acre. Very quiet!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  furnace, and win-

                                                                         New England town! 9 rooms                                family! One Unit has 5 rooms                                                                                                                $215,000.
                                                                                                                                  2 bedrooms and the second                                                       dows.     HW under
                                                                         4 bedrooms! Livingroom                                   unit has 6 rooms 3 bedrooms.
                                                                         open to formal dining room                                                                                                               carpet. Detached
                                                                                                                                  HUGE barn/garage with stu-
                                                                         with high ceilings! Formal                               dio apartment. BIG backyard!                                                    garage and deck
                                                                         foyer with curved wall. 1st                              Tenant wants to stay. Great                                                     with sliders to DR.
                                              floor office or den. Updates include roof, windows, and                             wrap around porch to watch                           SOLID HOME in well maintained condition. Warm
                                              insulation. Loads and loads of room! $159,900.          the world go by. Zoned business/retail so turn your hobby                                 feeling! Large LR and MASTER.                                     Call Patricia Davis
                                                                                                                 into a business & use the barn! $169,900.
                                                                    Southbridge:        Beautiful                                                Southbridge: WHAT A DEAL!
                                                                                                                                                 Fabulous New Price of                                   Call Beth at 774-289-6437

                                                                    Contemporary Home with

                                                                                                                                                 $119,900! 2 family with 5                               for showing

                                                                    magnificent stone fireplace!                                                 rooms 3 bedrooms on first

                                                                    7 rooms 3 bedrooms includ-                                                   floor-totally   handicapped

                                                                    ing 1st floor bedroom. 2 full                                                accessible including bath-                                                                                              Dudley: MINT !!! One
                                                                    baths. Wonderful kitchen                                                     room. 2nd unit has 4 rooms 2                                               A U B U R N :
                                                                                                                  bedrooms. Newer FHA furnace. Updated porches! Off street                                                  Outstanding                                  owner Cape Cod Style
                                                                    open to dining room.                                                                                                                                                                                 Home. Fireplaced liv-
                                              Hardwood floors. Lower level office or rec room!                    parking. Yard. Easy access to Rt 131 & Rt 169. Walk to com-                                               Pakachoag Hill
                                                                                                                  mon. Again $119,900-2nd floor rent would cover your mort-                                                                                              ing room, formal din-
                                              $259,900.                                                           gage payment – again cheaper than rent!                                                                   location. Cape                               ing room. 3 Bedroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            with 7 rooms, 3                              2 full baths, 1.48
                                                                                   13 houses under agreement.                                                                                                               bedrooms, fire-                              acres, Great kitchen.
                                                                 Still looking to list homes in Sturbridge & Charlton. Call us!                                                        place, family room & 1 car garage. Super lot level                                Solid counters, break-
                                                                                                                                                                                       lot in quiet area ideal for family. $176,900 Call for fast area. Six panel doors throughout. Farmer's
                                                                                                                                                                                                       details.                                          Porch! Two tiered Deck! Garage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Call Kevin Maher
                                                                                                                                                                                                       508-450-4219 or                                   Call Phil Boudreau
                                                                                                                                                                                                       kjmaher@emersonhomes.net                          508-868-5121

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Auburn: Prospect Hill                               Oxford: 3 bdr Ranch,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Estates rare re-sale.                               NEW cabinets, car-
                                                                    Maher Real Esta te                                                                                                                                   Custom 4 bedroom 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1/2 baths, 2 car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             pets, freshly painted,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             title v ready! Easy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         attached, situated on
                                                                                Visit Century21Maher.com                                                                                                                 almost 2 acres.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Show! Call! Make
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  yours in 2012! Interest rates have never been so
                                                 Sandra                                                                                                                Ann Marie                                                                  low. Call me and let’s work together to get you
                                                Loughlin                                                                                                               Sorensen                                                                              into a home in 2012!

                                              508-769-2605                                                                                                           508-612-8864                           Call Gina Elia

                                                                                                                                                                                                            508-930-6831                                      Call Donna Caissie


                                                                            15 Goulding Dr                                     NEW LISTING                                                OAK RIDGE ESTATES, LEICESTER                                                         WORCESTER - Family
                                                                                                                                                                 Sue                                                                                                           owned for many years!
                                                   Joyce                   Sun., Feb. 12th 11:00-1:00              Oxford - Wonderful one-level living! 2 BR,                                                                                                                  Meticuleous!
                                                 Johnson          Auburn-Charming brick Cape w/great com-          2 BA condo with open living appeal! Fully     Kusz                                                        Top of the line                                   Gorgeous hardwoods

                                                                  muter access! Spacious fireplaced LR             applianced kitchen w/sliders to deck, AC, 508-864-5177
                                               508-958-1742       w/hrdwd flrs. Two 1st floor bdrms includes                                                                                                                 quality & work-                                   on all floors. Updated
                                                                  master w/bath! Two large 2nd floor bdrms         garage & basement. $165,900.
                                                                                                                   Call Century 21 Maher for a private show-                                                                 manship in this                                   baths,          kitchen
                                                                  with new full bath! Beautiful finished lower
                                                                  level and fabulous fenced yard. $259,900         ing! 800-563-7019                                                                                                                                           pantries, heating sys-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             active     adult                                  tems, windows & new
                                                                  Call Century 21 Maher for a private
                                                                  showing! 800-563-7019                                                                                                                                      c o m m u n i t y.                                roof. Owner paid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Duplex          &    attention to every detail. Priced to sell.


                                                                                                                                                                        Diane                                                Single     style

                                                 Garabedian                                                                                                            Pacevicz                                              homes loaded

                                                508-615-5058                                                                                                         508-340-5755        with extras. Starting $232,900

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Call Lynn Kapinos
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Call any Emerson Realtor for                               508-868-5651
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Marketing Brochure.

                                                                                                                                  18 School St.
                                                                   Oxford - 5 Rm, 2 BR Condo at Thayer                    Sun., Feb. 12th 11:00-1:00
                                                                   Pond Village. Spacious 1st floor condo           Auburn – 4 bedroom Cape with fire-
                                                                   w/ central air & patio located on pool-          placed living room with wood stove, 1st
                                                  Maryann          side. Country setting close to major             floor master bdrm, hardwood floors,       Jen
                                                  Johnson          routes. $90's                                    vinyl sided, 1/4 acre lot in neighbor-
                                                508-847-1484       Call Century 21 Maher for a private
                                                                   showing! 800-563-7019
                                                                                                                    hood setting. $209,900                  Bloniasz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       300                                            OPEN HOUSE
                                                                                                                    Call Century 21 Maher for a private 774-272-5100
                                                                                                                    showing! 800-563-7019                                                          Melinda Titus-Radomski                                            SUN 12PM-2PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.melindatitus.com                                              5 Ash Street



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                                               508-523-7733                                                                   NEW LISTING                             508-847-4277
                                                                    Sturbridge – Fabulous Colonial                 Southborough - Liquor & conven-
                                                                    abuts Draper Woods!Neighborhood                ience store w/ lottery. Furniture, fix-
                                                                    yet privacy! Sunken fireplaced family          tures & equipment included. 3500
                                                                    room,dream kitchen, master bdrm                sqft. bldg on 1/4 acre lot. $625,000
                                                                    suite! Granite, hardwoods, whirlpool,          Exclusively w/ Elie 508-328-3622 @
                                                                                                                                                                                               DUDLEY $206,000                          DUDLEY $172,900                    SUTTON $123,900
                                                                    great yard!! $399,900                          C21 Maher                                                                     21 Circle Dr                           GREAT LOCATION!                  HANDYMAN SPECIAL
                                                                    Call Century 21 Maher for a private                                                                                                                              5 RM 3 BR 1 BATH SPLIT              6 RM 4 BR RANCH ON
                                                    Judy                                                                                                                Lorraine

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                                                                                                                   bdrm, 2nd floor...........................$1150

                                                                                                                               ***LEASE SPACE***

                                                                                                                   Auburn - 925 sq. ft. offices ......$925

                                                                                                                   Oxford - Office space… $800
                                                                                                                   Charlton - 4+ acre wooded lot
                                                                            212 Pakachoag St.                      .................................... $75,000
                                                   Helen                                                           Dudley - 4 acre wooded lot... $95,000                Anne
                                                 Vangsness                Sun., Feb. 12th 11:00-1:00                                                                  Greenberg
                                               774-239-2887        Auburn – Desirable location! 3 BDRM                 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY            508-753-5465

                                                                   ranch, fireplaced living room, hardwoods,       Milford - Gas station & convenience
                                                                   recent siding, windows and furnace! Walk        store...$40,000 business only:
                                                                   up attic has potential for add’l rooms!         Call Elie 508-328-3622
                                                                   Quick closing possible. $185,000
                                                                   Call Century 21 Maher for a private             Out of Town - Restaurant business &
                                                                   showing! 800-563-7019                           real estate for sale. $599,000
                                                                                                                   Call Elie - 508-328-3622
                                                  Franny                                                                                                                Elie
                                                 Gaudette             www.C21Maher.com 800.563.7019                                                                    Kahale

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ADDRESS           STYLE        TIME          PRICE               REALTOR/SELLER/PHONE
                                                                                                                                           SUNDAY OPEN HOUSES FEBRUARY 12TH
            SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2012                                                                                         DUDLEY - OAKVIEW ESTATES                                         DUDLEY - $239,900                                                            WOODSTOCK - $184,900
                                                                                                                                                -3                                                        -2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $2000 towards
                                                                                                                                            1                                                           2                                                                         -2                       closing costs
 21 Circle Dr              S   12-2              $206,000     Re/Max 300
                                                                                                                                         N.                                                        N                                                                           12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                .                     Young cape with cen-
                                                              Melinda Titus-Radomski 508-243-2251                                   SU                                                          SU                                                                            N                       ter isle in kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SU                         with separate dining

                SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      area... 1st floor bed-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      room, full bath on 1st
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  33 JUNE ST                                                                          level, two large bed-
 AUBURN                                                                                                                      New PRICING!!! $199,900 and opportunity to have
                                                                                                                                                                                         Great commuter location..6 miles to Rte 395,10 minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                         to Mass. Pike. Open contemporary split, formal DR, eat-in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rooms on second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      level with full
 15 Goulding Dr            S   11-1              $259,900     C21 Maher 1-800-563-7019                                       one level living in a 55+ Community...upgrades optional.    kitchen, lower level FR. Level lot and convenient to                         bath..basement offers opportunity to complete a fami-
                                                                                                                             Weekly open houses or by appointment...meet builder                                                                                      ly room with walk out access. Large lot with deeded
                                                                                                                                                                                         schools, golf course, town beach. Carpeted in living room,
 18 School St              S   11-1              $209,900     C21 Maher 1-800-563-7019                                       and discuss how quickly you can be in your new              kitchen, and dining room. (no hardwood in DR). An
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rights to Lake Bungee. An opportunity for great
                                                                                                                             home..need to sell your house..we can make your tran-                                                                                    schools... Woodstock Academy, water access, and a well
 212 Pakachoag St          S   11-1              $185,000     C21 Maher 1-800-563-7019                                       sition easy ..a small community of 10 units surrounded      opportunity to locate into a great neighborhood and                          maintained home with open floor plan..deck overlooks
                                                                                                                             by open space..now is the time.                             desirable school system. Oversized 52 'x 27' split with full                 woods and waterview.
                                                                                                                             3 Jons Way Call Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669 or             bath off master. Do not delay..                                              42 Hemlock Drive Call Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669
 DUDLEY                                                                                                                      Maria Reed 508-873-9254                                                    Deb Listewhik 508-932-9973
 21 Circle Dr              S   12-2              $206,000     Re/Max 300
                                                              Melinda Titus-Radomski 508-243-2251                                        OXFORD - ANTIQUE VICTORIAN                                                                   DUDLEY - FREE RIDING MOWER
 33 June St                S   12-2              $239,900     REMC Realtors / Deb Listwnik 508-932-9973                                                                                                                                BONUS TO SELLING AGENCY
 Jon’s Way                 D   1-3               $199,900     REMC Realtors / Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669                                                   00
                                                                                                                                                        5,0                                                                                                       0
 Oakview Estates                                                                                                                                 $   41                                                                                                      , 90
 +55 community                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $2
 15 Warsaw Ave             S   12-2              $174,900     REMC Realtors / Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669
 29 Monument Ave               12-2              $350,250     REMC Realtors / Mary Alice Wood 1-508-733-4060
                                                                                                                                Elegant 17 plus room victorian, formal dining room, hardwood floors                          Recent updates..kitchen with new appliances.. 2 lazy susans..formal din-
 18 Overland St            S   12-2              $145,000     Orbit Realty/ Angela Clark 508-410-1313                          throughout, 2 staircases, study, office, library with built-ins, bookcases,                   ing area with room for hutch..thermopane windows..recent roof..full
 WEBSTER                                                                                                                       pocket doors, grand foyer, original hardware, chandeliers, 2 fireplaces,                      bath in lower level..private yard.. convenient to schools, shopping, walk
                                                                                                                               game room, 4-6 bedrooms                                                                       to golf course...gas fireplace.. lower level has wd burning fireplace.
 6 Groveland                   11-1              $200’s       REMC Realtors /Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669
                                                                                                                               168 Charlton St. Call Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669                                            68 Airport Rd Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669
 (New Construction)
 5 Ash St                  S   12-2              $269,900     Re/Max 300
                                                              Melinda Titus-Radomski 508-243-2251                                                             DUDLEY - $174,900                                                                           OXFORD - $350,250
                                                                                                                                                                    2                                                                                        -2
 234 Harrington St         S   12-2              $479,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064
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 1470 North St             S   11-1              $179,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064
 25 Mount Guyot St         S   12-2              $159,000     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064
 76 Grove St               S   11-12:30          $144,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064
 WARE                                                                                                                         NO CLOSING COSTS: A charming English cottage with open dining                                   Spacious Colonial on cul-de-sac in quiet neighborhood. Eat-in
 278 Church St             S   11-1              $238,000     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                           room and living room, recent addition with upstairs dormitory type bed-                         kitchen w/ sliders to back yard deck. Formal dining room. Living
                                                                                                                              room, definitely for those who appreciate an antique flavor with some
 WEST BROOKFIELD                                                                                                              updates. Roof, heating system,bathroom, kitchen have all been updat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              room features fireplace and cathedral ceiling. Master bedroom
                                                                                                                              ed.. floors still have old world feel. Cherry cabinets in kitchen with gran-                    suite includes walk-in closet and master bath w/ jacuzzi bathtub.
 30 Ragged Hill Rd         S   1-2:30            $184,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064
                                                                                                                              ite countertops,tin ceiling in hallway,hardwood floor in kitchen, french                        Close to center of town; rtes. 395, 290 and Mass Pike. A beautiful
 11 Allen St               S   12-2              $159,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                           doors to family room. Central location, yet country feel..                                      home for your beautiful family!
 114 West Main St          S   12-2              $230,000     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                           15 Warsaw Ave. Call Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7670                                                29 Monuumnet Ave. Mary Alice Wood 508-733-4060
 12 Lyford Rd              S   12-2              $249,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                                 Sunday 11-1 pm                                          CHARLTON -$145,000                                                            – SHORT SALES–
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 1792 Old Turnpike Rd S        12-2              $274,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                                                                                                   S TI                                 renting: Lots
                                                                                                                                    1 lot remaining!                                               LI                                      of          light
 BROOKFIELD                                                                                                                                                                                  EW                                            streams into                   2 Br Condo $65,000
                                                                                                                                                                                           N                                               this one level
 18 Town Farm Rd           S   12-2              $269,900     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                            New Construction View                                                                                       living in a grt                      Dudley:
 6 Howard St               S   12-2              $375,000     Century 21 Toomey Lovett 508-867-7064                                    Plans                                            commuting location! Nice Ranch home w/ 2 car garage on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           5 RM Ranch, 3 Br
                                                                                                                                                                                        approx. 1/2 acre lot...hardwood floors in LR & BRs...walk up
                                                                                                                                Other lots available                                    attic...dry, dry basemt has potential for more finished living
 42 Hemlock Dr             S   12-2              $184,900     REMC Realtors / Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669                                                                              area, section of basemt currently work area. Nice stone wall
                                                                                                                                  Dudley, Charlton                                      along frt of house...lge fenced garden area...yard has flower'g                     Thompson, CT:
                                                                                                                                                                                        perennials - rhododendron bushes on side & back hillside;
                                                                                                                                 agent on premises                                      rose of sharon...Title 5 done...live in the country, yet only mins.               8RM custom Colonial
                                                                                                                                    6 Groveland                                         to Rte. 20
                                                                                                                                                                                        55 New Spencer Rd. Call Jo-Ann Szymczak 508-943-7669 or Maria
                                                                                                                                   Off School St.                                       Reed 508-873-9254

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                                  basement, paver patios        •Property Maintenance
                                                                                                  • FULLY Insured •                  since 1968                                       •Staining                                            MA Reg # 153955                               • Septic Systems
                                          & more!!             •Full Handyman Services
                                                                                                • Reasonable Rates •            Licensed and Insured                                                                                Member Of The BBB
  The Best for Less                                              •Snow/Trash Removal                                                                                             •Oil based finishes                                                                                     • Sewer/Water Drainage
                                    Kevin Mardirosian                                                                                                                                                                           Fully Insured Free Estimates
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Worcester to Springfield
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10 SPENCER NEW LEADER •                   Friday, February 10, 2012

                                                         OUR TOWNS
                      Plan for
                      in 2012!
                   A well-established advertising
                   plan can mean the difference
                    between RED and BLACK
                        for your business.

                          We sometimes hear “I don’t need
                       to advertise locally, they know I’m
                       here!” That couldn’t be further
                       from the truth.
                          We all know Coke™ & Pepsi™
                       products are out there, but they
                       continue to advertise... why?
                          Unless you’ve branded yourself as
                       the supplier or service provider for
                       your type of business, when your
                       service or product is needed, you
                       may be overlooked.
                          Ever hear of the expression, “out
                       of sight, out of mind?” If you open a
                       new business, would you hang your
                                                                Prouty students place well at Brain Bee
                       sign out for one day only and hope                                                                                                         Courtesy photo

                       everyone saw it? Of course not...
                       you keep it out so that people know        SPENCER — Congratulations to Mrs. Anderson’s Brain Bee Team who competed in the 6th Annual Central
                                                                Massachusetts Brain Bee on Saturday Feb. 4, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Approximately
                       you’re in business.                      60 students from 14 area high schools competed for the title of the Andrew M. Sheridan Young Neuroscientist
                          Advertising works the same way.       Award and a chance to compete in the American Brain Bee in Baltimore, Md. Competing for David Prouty High
                       Frequency + Consistency =                School were Taylor Benninger, Meeghann Cole, Amy Gebo, Sam Laney and Christine Mullen. Deserving of spe-
                       RESULTS! Think of advertising            cial recognition were Taylor Benninger, Sam Laney and Christine Mullen who were among the eight top finalists!
                       as putting out the WELCOME
                       MAT to your business!
              The Spencer New Leader                              Local
  would like to WELCOME you in 2012!! All you
   need to do is call June at 508-909-4062 or email
      june@stonebridgepress.com for the many
  affordable options Stonebridge Press has to offer
          to promote your business in 2012!

                                                               FOUND HERE!
                                                                                                                                                                                                             FEBRUARY 08, 2012          ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 1

   Deals are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    IF WE CAN’T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             GET YOU APPROVED,
 always great                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THAN NOBODY
  at Midstate                                                                                        GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL
                                                                                                     GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL
                                                                                                        INTEREST AS LOW AS
                                                                                                        INTEREST AS LOW AS                                                          2.49%
    Massive Midstate Tax Match                                                                                                                                                       496 Washington St. • 810 Washington St.
         February Special
$3,000 TAX MATCH ON ALL VEHICLES                                                                                                                                                           (Route 20) Auburn, MA 01501
                                                                                                                                                                                1997                                                                                   2003

                                                                              Jeep Liberty                                                                                      Jeep                                                                                  Toyota
                                                                                 Sport                                                                                         Wrangler                                                                            Tacoma SRS
                                                                              $                                                                                                                                                                                    One of A Kind
                                                                                189 per mo.                                                                                     Sport
                                                                                                                                                                            149 per mo.                                                                                 299 per mo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4x4, crew cap, auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, tilt, CD,
                                               4x4, Power windows, locks and mirrors,                                                                                                                                       running boards, tunnel cover, TRD, super clean,
                                                                                                                                      Great trade-in well taken care of
                                                          air conditioning                                                                                                                                                  spotless, immaculate, 1-owner, maintenance record

                                               2009                                                                       2005                                                                           2009                                                                      2007
                                             Mitsubishi                                                                  Nissan                                                                         Toyota                                                                   Chevrolet
                                             Galant ES                                                                   Maxima                                                                        Camry LE                                                                  Uplander
                                           189 per mo.                                                            $
                                                                                                                         3.5 SE                                                                 $
                                                                                                                                                                                                   199 per mo.                                                                   LS Fleet
                                                                                                                      197 per mo.                                                                                                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                199 per mo.
Power windows, locks, and mirrors, AM/FM/ CD, wood-                    Loaded, leather, alloys, sunroof, PW, PL, steering wheel controls,
                                                                                                                                                      Power windows and locks, cruise control, tilt wheel, gas saver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Auto, AC, Power windows and locks, 3rd row
           grain throughout the vehicle                                                           heated seats

                                              2008                                                                      2010                                                                             2005                                                                       2009
                                             Nissan                                                                    Nissan                                                                            Dodge                                                                      Honda
                                           Versa 1.8S                                                                Sentra 2.0 S                                                                       Durango                                                                    Civic LX
                                           199 per mo.                                                               199 per mo.                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                    199 per mo.                                                              $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 222 per mo.
  Great fuel economy, hatchback, auto, AC, PW, PL, CD, Cruise,                Only 15K miles, auto AC, PW, PL, front wheel drive,                     AWD, 7 passenger, Auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, tilt, running boards
                                                                                               great economy,                                                                                                                        Only 26K miles, auto, AC, PW, PL great economy, top rated vehicle
                           Like New

                                             2009                                                                          2009                                                                       2009                                                                         2010
                                            Honda                                                                         Honda                                                                     Mitsubishi                                                                   Mitsubishi
                                          Accord LXP                                                                      Accord                                                                   Lancer GTS                                                                    Lancer DE
                                         $                                                                                 LX-P
                                           229 per mo.                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                                    229 per mo.                                                             $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                229 per mo.
                                                                                                                      229 per mo.
36K, automatic, air conditioning, power windows and locks, cruise,                                                                                       Steering wheel controls, AM/FM/CD, power windows & locks,                           AM/FM’/CD, Power windows, and locks, cruise control
                                                                       Only 35K miles, auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, tilt, CD, beautiful condition.
                        tilt wheel and CD                                                                                                                                       Airconditioning

 2 TO                                      2009                                                                         2007                                                                         2009                                                                          2009
CHOOSE                                   Nissan                                                                       Chevrolet                                                                    Pontiac G6                                                                    Chevrolet
                                       Altima 2.5S                                                                   Equinox LT                                                                    $                                                                             Impala LT
                                      $                                                                          $
                                                                                                                     238 per mo.                                                                      238 per mo.
                                          229 per mo.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                238 per mo.
    51K miles, This   Car is NICE! PW, PL, keyless entry,                              AWD, PW, PL, cruise, power mirrors                               W/ISA available, chrome wheels, auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, tilt,                   PW, PL, cruise, tilt, AC, wood grain Alloys, mint condition
                           keyless start                                                                                                                        rear spoiler, very sharp, economical vehicle

                                               2008                                                                     2010                                                                              2010                                                                     2011
                                              Nissan                                                                  Ford Edge                                                                           Ford                                                                   Chevrolet
                                             Rouge S                                                                     SE                                                                              Fusion                                                                  Malibu LT
                                           259 per mo.                                                           $
                                                                                                                   259 per mo.                                                                     $
                                                                                                                                                                                                       269 per mo.                                                          $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                269 per mo.
 All wheel drive, AM/FM/CD, power windows, locks and mirrors            Air conditioning, power windows & locks, cruise control, all wheel             Only 13K miles, auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, CD, JD Power Award                           Auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, CD, Alloy, very popular
                                                                                                drive, AM/FM/CD                                                               Winning Vehicle

                                         2010                                                                              2007                                                                    2011                                                                             2008
                                      Dodge Grand                                                                         Nissan                                                               Toyota Camry                                                                        Subaru
                                      Caravan SXT                                                                        Murano S                                                                   LE                                                                            Impreza
                                                                                                                                                                                               $                                                                                    WRX
                                           279 per mo.
                                                                                                                      286 per mo.                                                                  299 per mo.                                                               $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 299 per mo.
   Power sliding doors, 7 passenger, Auto, AC, PW, PL, Alloy,                AWD, perfect for winter! Auto, AC, PW, PL, cruise, tilt,                                Auto, AC, Cruise, PW, PL, Cruise                                   One owner, mint condition,very well maintained, 5 speed manu-
                           Cruise, Tilt                                     steering wheel controls, alloys, perfect crossover vehicle                                                                                                          al, alloys, pw, pl, cruise, tilt, power seats, cd

                                          2009                                                                             2009                                                                         2008                                                                    2007
                                       Chevy Malibu                                                                       Lincoln                                                                      Infinity                                                                 Jeep
                                           LT                                                                              MKZ                                                                          G35X                                                                 Commander
                                             299 per mo.                                                          $
                                                                                                                      299 per mo.                                                               299 per mo.                                                                 $

                                                                                                                                                     You’ll fall in love with this SUV! leather wrapped steering wheel, auto, air,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                318 per mo.
   Mint condition, super clean! Chrome wheels, cruise, tilt, CD,          AWD, Auto, AC, PW, PL cruise, tilt, black etched leather, wood             AC, PW, PL, heated seated chrome wheels, keyless entry, power lift gate,         Completely loaded, 4x4, remote start, leather, navigation, rear back
                    only 37K, auto, Ac, PW, PL!                                         grain, super sharp. A must see!                                                              back up camera                                     up camera, heated seats, PW, PL, Cruise, alloys, super clean

                                               2007                                                                         2008                                                                           2008                                                                     2008
                                             Chevrolet                                                                     Buick                                                                       Infiniti G37                                                                Lincoln
                                             Tahoe LT                                                                    Enclave CX                                                                      Journey                                                                    MKX
                                           349 per mo.
                                                                                                                         349 per mo.                                                              379 per mo.                                                                $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 379 per mo.
                                                                         auto, AC, power windows and locks, cruise, tilt, power lift gate, onstar,      Beautiful only 23K miles, fully loaded, auto, AC, leather,
Mint condition, power roof, running board, 4 wheel drive, PW, PL,                                                                                       chrome wheels, navigation, heated seats, paddle shirts,                      Fully loaded, dual panoramic, sunroofs, dual climate control, heated
                                                                         remote, chrome wheels, wood dash, wheel control,fully loaded, excep-
         AC, tilt, cruise, steering wheel controls, OnStar                                                                                                              steering wheel controls                                       and air conditioned seat, leather, chrome, you name it, it’s got it.
                                                                                                  tional condition

                                               2010                                                                        2008                                                                          2008                                                                     2008
                                             Acura TL                                                                     Infiniti                                                                     Lexus ES                                                                   Jeep
                                          399 per mo.                                                                      FX35
                                                                                                                                                                                                         350                                                                     Wrangler
                                                                                                                     399 per mo.                                                                       399 per mo                                                           $
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                399 per mo.
                                                                                  Auto, airconditioning, leather interior, fully loaded,                Pebble Beach Edition. Fully loaded, leather, sun roof, naviga-                          Unlimited Sahara, Nav, Auto, AC, Full Power,
 Leather, sunroof, alloys, air, pw, pl, heated seats, only 15K miles
                                                                                                 heated seats, sunroof                                                      tion, luxurious ride                                                         2 tops hard and soft alloys

                                           2010                                                                           2008                                                                            2009                                                                     2009
                                        Chevrolet                                                                        Lexus                                                                          Lexus RX                                                                 Mercedes
                                       Avalanche LT                                                                      GS 350                                                                           350
                                       499 per mo.                                                                $
                                                                                                                      499 per mo.                                                                  $
                                                                                                                                                                                                       499 per mo.                                                            499 per mo.
 Rare! Mint condition! Like brand new! Fully loaded,                                                                                                    Fully loaded, navigation, rear spoiler, heated seats, PW, PL, AC,
navigation, DVD player, leather, sunroof, Pw, PL, CD,                       All wheel drive, navigation, leather, heated, fully loaded                                                                                                   E Class Luxury 3.5L, fully loaded, 50k miles, AWD, 4 matic.
                                                                                                                                                      leather, alloys, rear back up camera, wood grain, fully loaded, mint.
            Heated seats, running boards
                                                         *All payments are subject to qualified credit. Payment include $3,000 customer cash, $3,000 Midstate Tax Match at 2.99% for 72 months.
     HOURS: Mon-Thurs 9-7 • Fri 9-6 • Sat 9-6 • Sun 11-4                                              508.832.8886                                                 www.midstateautogroup.com


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  TO PLACE YOUR AD                                                                                                                                                                                                        VISIT US ONLINE
      TOLL FREE                                                     1-800-536-5836                                                             Dark Pine Hutch-

     010 FOR SALE                       010 FOR SALE                      010 FOR SALE
                                                                                                            Blue Cushion                       with base & top
                                                                                                                                                                               010 FOR SALE                     010 FOR SALE                     010 FOR SALE
                                                                                                                                            78 1/2”Hx55”Wx19”D.
                                                                                                           Rocking Chair                     Excellent condition
•(2) Blue floral striped sofas
          $160 each                    2 Pianos                       Antique Crawford                           $20                                  $175                          Doors
                                                                        Parlor Stove                       Stephen King’s                                                      Soild Wood Interior

                                                                                                                                                                                                             Don’t Forget...
            Rugs:                  Both In Excellent Condition
        •8x10 blue-$55                                                    Square Model,                                                   Painted Grey Corner                      (1) 78”x18”
                                    Price Includes Tuning &                                                    Books                                                                   $15
•5x8 wool, black, green, gold      Move To 1st Floor Location              Dated 1919.                                                     Hutch- 69”Hx38”W.
      jungle animal-$85              In Worcester County.                When Refurbished,                    $1 each                           Excellent condition                (1) 78”x30”
•19x44x30 Maple desk-$120                 Please Call                     Sells For $3800                                                              $75                 Exterior Prehung Steel-Clad
                                                                           Asking $1400                    508-764-2274                                                     Wood Core 32” x81” With             Once you’ve sold it, call us to
      Or Best Offer
   Call: 774-312-0105
                                                                         (Un-Refurbished)                                                   Caramel Colored                   65” x 17” Glass Panel
                                                                                                                                                                                       $30                           remove your ad!!
    or 508-943-3105
                                          2200                             508-873-7348                     Brand New                     Bamboo Wicker Chair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    **Town To Town**
                                       Sports Cards                        508-476-7250                                                   & Matching Ottoman-                      Windows
                                                                                                           14” Chrome                      White cushions included.        (4) Double-Pane Sunroom                      Classifieds
 (2) Wooden High                    Mostly Stars & Rookies
                                                                        ARCTICWEAR                        Knock-Off Rims                     Sturdy and in very                 Tinted, 47” x 31”
                                   Baseball, Football, Hockey,
                                     Basketball, And More!           Snowmobile Thinsulate                With New Radial Tires!               good condition.                                                         508-909-4111
         Refinished                                                                                            $125 EACH                               $60                       508-949-7608
                                               $50                   Jacket, Liner, Bibpants.              (Set Of 4 Available)
        $50 each                          508-864-9223                    Women’s Medium.                     508-885-1071
  Call: 774-452-3514                                                        “Like New”                                                      Executive Wood &
                                         4 Boxes Of                         $175 OBO                                                       Blue Leather Swivel                  Electric
  (6) HEPA Filters                   USBORNE-BOOKS
                                                                                                                Cameras                      Desk Chair- Good                Dentist’s Chair                    010 FOR SALE                     010 FOR SALE
        1/3HP, 120V
                                                                        BOSSCAT Helmet                   Several 35MM Cameras                                                Full Lift & Tilt. Would
                                     Learning Wrap-Ups                With Fog-Reducing 3-Way                                                       condition.
      2x4 Area Output
                                     & Kids Kits, 40% Off              Vapor Control System.               Cannons & Pentex.                           $75                 Make A Great Tattoo Chair.           FOR SALE                    Gas Log For Sale
   Floor Or Wall-Mount                                                                                                                                                             $250 OBO
  Great For Woodworking                                                     Unisex Small.                         Also:
                                                                                                                                                                                 508-987-6395                   KENMORE                         Jotul GF200 LP Gas
                                      Floor Racks $20 Each                    $150 OBO                    8MM Movie Cameras                 Call: 508-347-7492                                                                                      $650 OBO
            Area.                     Table Racks $10 Each                                                       Tripods                          anytime
      Cost New $1000                                                        508-783-3825
  Sell For $125 Each OBO
                                   Misc Business Supplies $35                                                Lots Of Extras!                                                ELECTRIC TYPE                     DISHWASHER                    Mini Kota Electric
                                      Call 508-867-9650                  Bassett King                       $300 For The Lot                      Darkroom                      WRITER                              Multi cycle,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Fishing Motor
    Call 5pm-8:30pm                                                                                            Call After 4pm                                                                                attachments and booklet.
     508-867-6546                      454 350HP                         Waterbed Set                          508-987-5515                       Equipment                   Never Used                            $125.00 firm               36lb thrust, 5 speeds
                                      Marine Engine                      Featuring Solid Oak                                                Almost everything                                                      508-764-7868                     $125 OBO
                                                                     Construction With Dovetail                                                                                Paid $200                          Leave message
                                      Complete & Running.                Design, Four Drawer              Ceramic White                        you need!                      Asking $150
                                   Includes Alternator, Power                                                                            Beseler 23CII enlarger, timer,                                                                        Fitness Power
                                   Steering Pump, Raw Water
                                                                      Pedestal Stand, Bookcase
                                                                                                            and Gold                       bottles, safelights, trays,       508-987-5137                        FOR SALE                          Rider
                                                                     Headboard, Monterey 1000
                                           Pump, Etc.                Firm Mattress With Heater,             Electric 3 foot                print washer, graduates,
                                             $3500                                                                                         books and more. Old but                                          Spotting Scope 20 Power                 $100 OBO
                                       Call 508-259-8805
                                                                          Side Rails, Dresser               Christmas Tree                 used very little, excellent    Electrical Material                  With Car Window
                                                                           And Nightstand.                                                                                  Industrial, Commercial,             Attachment- $60              Call: 508-943-2174
                                                                      Regular Mattress Can Be           Complete with center light                 condition.
                                   9 Piece Formal                       Substituted If Desired.         and small bulbs. Comes in                                                   Residential
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call: 508-867-9386
                                                                                                              three pieces.                      $450 for all              Wire, Pipe, Fittings, Relays,                                      Heavy Colonial
     Paying Top                   Traditional Dining                      (But Not Included)
                                                                                                                   $100                                                      Coils, Overloads, Fuses,
                                  Room Set For Sale                            $450                                                             508-885-5277                    Breakers, Meters,                FOR SALE                         Table
                                                                                                           Call: 508-756-3690
       Dollar                          From the Glenwood
                                                                                                                                               Diamond Ring                  Punches, Pipe-Benders.         Antique Dining Room Set-                Trestle Base
    For Silver Coins,             Collection, in great condition.                                                                                                             New Recessed Troffer         Chippendale Mahogany table         Solid Top: 5.5’ x 3’ x 3”
                                                                                                               Childcraft                 Gents 14K Yellow & White                                         with 2 leaves, 5 chairs, hutch         Captain’s Chair
     Silver Dollars,
                                         $800 firm                       BEAUTIFUL                            Sleigh Crib
                                                                                                                                            Gold. Center Diamond
                                                                                                                                           90/100 Surrounded By
                                                                                                                                                                               Flourescent 3-Tube
                                                                                                                                                                                T-8 277V Fixtures                  and credenza.                    Mate’s Chair
      Gold Coins,
     Paper Money.                   Call: 508-407-7244                   Dark Wood                                   $200                    6 03/100 Diamonds.                      Enclosed
                                                                                                                                                                                     $56 Each
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Excellent condition!!        4 Ladder-Back Caned Chairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (2 New Seats, 2 Beat Seats)
                                                                                                                                               All Fine Brilliance
 Banks Recommend Us!                 9 Piece Maple                        Dresser                         Antique Oak China               26 Year Old Appraisal Was             Call 5pm-8:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Asking $800
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Call: 508-943-8712
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ALL $250
                                    Dining Room Set                  *******************                   Closet (1940’s)                           $5560                        508-867-6546
   We Travel To You!                                                 With attached matching                     Asking $300                Will Sell For Same Now!                                                 For Sale                    HEAVY DUTY
                                    Early 50’s, in very good          mirror. 7 drawers + 2                                                       774-232-0407
 FREE Honest Appraisals                    condition!                    drawer cabinet.
                                                                                                               Cradle Bed                                                  ENTERTAINMENT                      Living room furniture,          PIANO HINGES
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lamps, Stereo,Entertainment
   We Operate By The                          $450                       71Wx34Hx19D
                                                                                                                  For Infant
                                                                                                                                          Dining Room Set                     CENTER                           Center, Glass Tables,        54’’-57’’ long stainless steel
     Golden Rule!                                                                                                                          Dark wood, colonial style.     4 Piece Thomasville (pecan)      Bedroom Set, Paintings and        hinges. Retail for $200 a
                                      call afternoons or             *******************                      508-234-2631                  70x40 rectangular table           Includes Glass Curio             Nordic Trac Exercise                     piece.
      L&L Coin                     evenings: 774-280-1603                       $300                                                      with (2)leaves, (2) captain’s          With Lighting,                    Equipment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $50 each
       Call Tom                                                                                              Computer/TV                  chairs, (4) straight backed       Component & TV Space,
                                          AC & DC                          CALL JEFF:                                                      chairs. Custom glass top,      Open And Enclosed Storage,              508-839-3142               Call: 508-885-2884
                                          WELDER                          860-930-4522                         Armoire                      hutch with lighted top.          Very Good Condition,                 508-839-2181
                                                                                                                      $75                                                        $1200 OBO                                                          Hot Tub
                                             $250.00                    Beautiful Large                       Circa-1955                        $750 OBO                        508-461-9285                     FOR SALE                   Indoor/outdoor,Soft Sidder,
                                                                                                            Stereo Console                 Call: 508-765-5800                                               Player Piano- Needs work            4 person.110Volts
                                           Electric                      Vintage 50’s                                                                                                                               some ros.                       $1,800
   1950’s Blond                          Wood Splitter                   Bedroom Set
                                                                                                                                                Dining Room                    Exercise                     Antique bookcase- needs          Call: 508-885-3400
                                                                                                             MAKE AN OFFER!                                                                                           work
   Bedroom Set                              6-ton Mod
                                                                                 $500                         508-347-3193                       Thomasville
                                                                                                                                                                              Equipment                      O’Brian Sailboard- New             HOT WATER
  Bureau, Mirror, Chest,                                                 Electric Recliner                                                    French Provincial                 Gunthy Rinker                       used once
       Full & Twin                    Irish Parlor Heater                        $150                    Coolant System                    38”x55”Oval Table, 2-20”              Fitness Flyer              Wedding Dress- traditional           HEATERS
      Headboards.                     14”, Wood, Air Tight,                                                                                                                      Health Rider                                                       Natural Gas
                                                                      Marble-Top End Tables             1/4HP 208/230V 3-Phase                      Leafs,
                                           Blue Met.                                                                                                                       Weslo Cadence Electric            Call: 508-885-3192                    Brand New!
  $75.00 or best offer!                     $300.00                      & Coffee Table                    6-Gallon Flood-Type             2 Armed, 4 straight Cain                                                                            40, 50, & 80 Gallons
                                                                                                               $300 New                    backed chairs, 6’ Buffet,        Motorized Treadmill
                                           Call Joe at
                                                                           $150 For The Set
                                                                                                               $150 OBO                      Custom Table Pads.            Bmi Universal Weight                Ford Factory                      Large Selection!
  Call 508-735-9493                      1-508-278-3211               All In Excellent Condition.                                                  $1800                                                       6.5ft Tonneau                      $150 And Up.
                                                                                                        120V 6-Gallon Flood-Type                                            Center Cable/Pulley                                                     Call Keith
                                                                                                                                                Call Between
                                     AFFORDABLE                            508-885-3717                      Coolant System                   4:00pm & 6:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                    Guided,                        Cover                          508-524-9328
  1985 Palamino                                                                                                $300 New                         508-867-4773                All in good condition          Fits 1999-2004 Super Cab
  Pop-Up Camper                    USED FURNITURE                    Biolet Composting                         $150 OBO                                                            Lot price                       $250 OBO                     HOVEROUND
                                                                            Toilet                           Call 5pm-8:30pm                                                       $350.00                                                    New, Used 2 Times
     For Sale                     We have good used furniture
                                                                       Great For Cabins!                      508-867-6546                  Direct Vent                          Takes It All!             Rinnai Gas Direct                 Only, Serious Buyers
                                     at low prices and new
    Sleeps 6, Very Clean           mattress sets of all sizes.               $600                                                          Wall Furnace                         508-867-0196               Vent Wall Furnace                      $800 Firm
    Condition, Like New                    Twins-$89                 Whole-House Ventilator                    FOR SALE                        35,000 BTU                                                   Model #RHFE-263FA II                     Call
          $1,100                           Full-$119                             $25                         Cemetery or Pet              Model- Empire. Excellent               FOR SALE                        $750 OBO                       413-245-9651
   Call: 774-230-9017                     Queen-$159                                                      Monuments: Beautiful
                                                                     (3) Antique Wood Windows            stained glass & concrete                condition.                 • Chrysler A/C 22x24 220V
                                     Pickup or Delivery!!!                    $75 Each                       cemetery stones.                                                           $50                  Call: 774-696-0219                 Old Wooden
    2 New Bucket                    Call Phil: 508-752-0100                Small Shutters                    Hexagon 16”x18”                     $500 OBO                 • Window A/C 20’’x20’’ 110V         or: 508-867-6706                  Office Chair
        Seats                          100 Grand Street                        $4 Each                 (2) w/ cross and flowers left        Call: 508-943-3449                          $35
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Frigidaire Electric                   w/Padded Seat
        for Mini Van                 Worcester, MA 01610                                               (1) w/ flowers sit flush with                                            • Twin Window Fan
                                                                           413-245-7388                                                            For Sale                                                                                          $20
         $100 OBO                                                                                               landscape.                                                Thermostat/Reversible Motor            Range
                                    Angle Iron Cutter                     Commercial                            $125.00 ea               34’’x28’’ Vinyl Replacement                    $20                    Ceramic cooktop, in              Older Dark
     Call: 508-885-3136               For Shelving                                                                                              Window- $40                                                    excellent condition.
      Or: 860-888-5207              4W296, HK Potter 2790                  Equipment                       Dirt Bikes for sale:                                              Call: 508-347-7013                   Asking $150                  Wood Rocker
                                    Normally Sells For $700             Slush Puppy Machine,             (1) 2004 Honda CRF70             Glass Sliding Tub Door-$10                                                                        w/Pink Stenciled Flowers
       Baldwin                             $90 OBO                    Upright Freezer (2 Door),          (1) 2005 Honda CRF50                                                    FOR SALE                        Frigidaire                           $ 50
                                                                                                        Like new, garaged w/less         3 Piece Set of Luggage- $25
    Spinnet Piano                       Call 5pm-8:30pm
                                                                         2-Door Soda Cooler,
                                                                     Chicken Barb., Counter Grill,    than 5hrs riding time on each                                       16’ Canoe- one end square 2           Refrigerator                 Other Assorted
     Light Brown Color                                                                                           $750ea                   (2) Generators- $200 each       horsepower gas motor $450
            $500                         508-867-6546                 Donut Machine, Counters.
                                                                       Each piece for $150.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Good clean condition         Household Items.
      508-885-4320                                                                                                                              Call: 508-867-6775
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                                                                                                                                          215 CAMPING                                         281 FREE PETS                 298 WANTED TO BUY                 298 WANTED TO BUY
    010 FOR SALE                  010 FOR SALE                     010 FOR SALE                     010 FOR SALE                       Stateline                                          FEMALE SENIOR
                                                              Refinished Chairs                    Wheel Horse                        Camp Resort                                           SWEETIE CAT
 Invacare Pronto                   MOVING                      Natural Or Painted Finish,                                                    Killingly CT                                  NEEDS LOVING                             FIREARMS WANTED:
    M51 Power                                                      Some Decorated.
                                                                                                   Lawn Tractor                  Weekend Activities, Rec.                                                                    Collector looking WWII US Firearms
                                 Kimball Console
                                                                  Very Reasonable!
                                                                                                  Model 257H, With 37”            Hall, Adult Club House,                                     HOME
  Indoor/Outdoor                   Piano/Bench
                                                                                                 Mower Deck. Hydrostatic          Fishing, Pool, Shady &                                  Spayed, with updated                   M1 Garands, M1 Carbines, .45 Pistols,
                            Very good condition. Perfect                                        Transmission Not Working.                                                                                                                  1911/1911 A1’s
      Power                    for beginner student.                                             Excellent 17HP Kawasaki
                                                                                                                                 Sunny Sites, Camp Store.                                   shots. Laid back,
    Wheelchair                          $400                    Set of (2) Bureaus                  Engine And Body.             Please Call For Details,                                  loving, and gentile.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TOP PRICES PAID
   Sure Step Technology                                         1 with mirror, 1 without                $325 OBO                         After 4PM
     That Automatically          508-885-2971                         circa 1960’s                    508-476-5007                     508-476-7382                                          Pictures available                   Have all necessary federal licenses
   Adjust To Keep All Six       or 508-335-8882                       $200 OBO                                                                                                             Call: 508-341-0588
  Wheels On The Ground
  At All Times. High-Back   Must see furniture on 14          Old Fashioned Cherry                Wood-Burning                         230                                                                                                     Call Wally At
    Van Seat, Deep Blue      Railroad Ave,Dudley.             Wood Singer Sewing                    Fireplace                  EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT                                               283 PETS                                     508-234-5860
      Pearl Base. The        Needs restoration or
     Cadillac Of Power                                              Machine                        Insert Stove
        Wheelchairs.         enjoy old aged look...              In cabinet w/2 drawers                                              Daytona Bike                                         Need Help Fixing
                                                                                                  Only Used One Month
        MSRP $3500
                               •Claw & Ball Footed
                                                                  in working condition
                                                                                                       Paid $1100                       Week                                                 Your Pet?
   Selling For $2000                                                  $150 OBO                                                                                                                                                  285 PET CARE                     297 CHILD CARE
                                      Table                                                        Asking $900 OBO                  Transportation                                           We can help at an
          FIRM                                                                                      508-667-9916                                                                             affordable price!!!
      508-410-1784                     $90                    Entertainment Center
                                                                                                                                   You need your bike                                       All surgeries performed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 HAPPY KID’S
                               •Library Oak Table               Approximately 4”Hx5”L
      Webster, MA
                                       $90                         Modern features                                             transported for the event?                                       liscenced vets at our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FAN-C-PET                          DAYCARE
                                                                                                                                                                                                   wellness center.                                          Program meets a variety of
                              •Bent Bros. Kitchen                     $125 OBO                                                   • Cost $350 round trip
                                                                                                     100 GENERAL                                                                                                                Mobile                       safety standards that helps
       Jukebox                      Chairs (4)
                                                               Large Two Sectional                                              Call David for details                                                                      Grooming Salon                       your child to be safe.
                                     $30ea                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Convenient hours for
       For Sale               •Older Leather Seat                     Desk                      105 BULLETIN BOARD               Call: 508-248-7335                                                                                                            parent’s work schedule.
    1951 Rowe AMI                   Chairs (3)                      1 w/3 drawers                                                 or: 508-320-3273                                                                                Vicki Kelley                 Home-cooked, nutritious
     Model “D” 40                    $30ea                       1 w/2 sliding drawers                                                                                                                                                                         meals served. Vacations,
    Excellent Condition.                                              $100 OBO                 IN REMEMBRANCE                                                                                                                  Professional                 holidays and absent days are
                                  •Oak Dresser                                                                                      260 COLLECTIBLES
  Converted To Play 45’s.
                                      $100                                                      Julie Ann Bainton                                                                        Transportation and additional           Groomer                        FREE!!! Located near
    Holds 20 Records.                                          Antique Pine Bureau                                                                                                                                                                               Charlton Elementary,
  Spare Tubes & Service      •(3) Matching Dining                                                  (Knurowski)                         Authentic                                          discounts are also available.          20 Years Exp.                Heritage, Charlton Middle
                            Room Chairs w/Platform               3 drawers, on wheels            36 Year Senior Secretary                                                                 Please Call 508-637-1333
   Manual. Great Sound,
                                                                       $75 OBO                                                       Revolutionary                                            or visit us online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “We Go Right to               School. Available for all ages
     Real Solid Wood.       Rocker. Nice Wood, All                                                Bay Path High School                                                                                                                                      of children. Planned activities
        $2000                     Nice For Age                                                   Dear Friend, Please Visit            War Historic                                       www.secondchanceanimals.org            Your Door”                      geared to each child’s
     774-200-0501                     $150                            Sofa Bed                 Our Guest Book And Leave A                                                                                                      508-987-2419                   interests. Big yard for fun
                                                                       Red floral               Note To Pay Your Respects             Autographs                                                                                                             outdoor play. ENROLL THIS
                                                                      $150 OBO                  www.tinyurl.com/JulieBainton    Genuine Original Signature                                                                                                     MONTH AND GET FIRST
                                    AND MORE!
   Kitchen Craft                    MAKE VISIT                                                           JULIE                         Autographs Of
                                                                                                                                  American Hero Icons.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Powder-Puff                                                            WEEK 50% OFF
    Cookware                      508-943-8693                  Call: 508-867-8766                  Nov. 26th, 1954
                                                                                                                                George Washington $2200                                   Chinese Crested
                                                                     Cash Only                      Nov. 30th, 2008                                                                                                                                                Call RASA:
     Basic Set                                                                                     Send Your Love To:
                                                                                                                                 Benjamin Franklin $2200                                      Puppy                                                               508-410-1477
     Sells For $1495             NASCAR                              Ski Boots                    888-974-1977 (FAX)
                                                                                                                                 Thomas Jefferson $1000
                                                                                                                                                                                            Male. Sweet, Loveable,                                                  Lic #9008024
                                                                                                                                  All Have Certificates Of
     At Home Show            Die-Cast Models                        Girl’s Lange                        Or Mail To:                     Authenticity.                                     Fluffy Toy Hypo-Allergenic
         $800                      They’re Back!                                                     PO Box 979                       Clear Signatures                                              Breed.
                                                                      Ben-5, Size 6                                                                                                        For More Information
   Cargo Trailer Axle                $5 And Up!                                                Charlton City, MA 01508                 508-476-1068                                                                                                           298 WANTED TO BUY
      With Tires                   BRAND NEW                       Boy’s Dalbello                       God Bless
           $300                    SHIPMENT!                        Menace-4, Size 9                                                                                                                                       Going... Going...
                                                                    Asking $75 Each                                            NFL Autographed                                                                             Gone to the Dogs
    508-476-7382                   Blessings Farm
                                  50 H Foote Road                     Girl’s
                                                                                                   107 MISC. FREE
                                                                                                                               Helmet Collection                                             Pure Bred                     Training and behavior                 ROUTE
  Kitchen Queen                       Charlton                    Snowboard Boots                                                Five Ridell Team Helmets                                     Puppies                      management in your
    480 Wood
                                   508-248-1411                       Roxy, Size 7
                                                                      Asking $40
                                                                                               FREE WOOD                           Signed By MVP Icon
                                                                                                                                                                                         Over thirty breeds available.              home.                         169
                              New Invacare                                                                                                                                               Health checked/guaranteed.           Positive methods
  Cooking Stove
     With Stainless         Clinical 4 Position                      508-885-4342
                                                                                                PALLETS                          Tom Brady, Joe Montana,
                                                                                                                                 Dan Marino, Joe Namath,
                                                                                                                                                                                               State licensed.
                                                                                                                                                                                          www.laughlinkennel.com                     used.                      ANTIQUES
                                                                                               You pick up. Monday thru            And Peyton Manning.                                                                        Certified Pet Dog
    Water Tank Option
                                Geri Chair                           Snapper                      Friday 8am-noon.                    All Have COA’s                                       Laughlin Kennel                                                     884 Worcester St.
                             Soft seat, gas cylinder, lift,                                                                                                                                                                 trainer and member                  Southbridge MA
                                                                    Roto-Tiller                   Stonebridge Press                        $2000 OBO                                       Call 508-987-7161                        APDT
                             multiple positions, 4 swivel                                                                                 508-476-1068
  Elmira Stoveworks         casters, fire retardant foam &        IR5003, Used Twice               25 Optical Drive                                                                                                                                            Looking To Purchase
  Sweetheart Wood            give, 2 trays each 10”x19”              Paid $1295                (located behind Southbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                           284 LOST & FOUND
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Call Renelle at                         Antiques
                                                                                                Hotel & Conference Center)
     Cook Stove                                                        TracVac                                                        265 FUEL/WOOD                                              PETS                       508-892-1850                        And Collectibles
   Antique Show Piece                 $400                        Model 385-IC/385LH                                                                                                                                                 email:                       Single Items
       $2600 OBO              Call: 508-867-6323                     Used Once.                    130 YARD SALES                    A. Jeffers                                                                               cherrydals@aol.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Or Entire Estates
        Call Ron                                                     Paid $1300
                            **************************                                                                              Tree Service                                              Found 1/8                                                           We Buy It All
     401-864-6082            NORDIC TRACK SKI                 Bear Cat Vac-N-Chip Pro              DEADLINE FOR                °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
                                                                                                                                                                                          On Worcester St                                                          And Also Do
                               EXERCISER and                         & Vac Pro                      YARD SALE                           Tree Removals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               On-Site Estate Sales
    Laine Couch              CADENCE ELECTRIC                    Models 72085, 72285,                                                       Logging                                      In Southbridge...                       J&L
                                                                        72295                      SUBMISSIONS                                                                           All black male cat                                                            And
      & Chair                   TREADMILL,                                                        IS 1:30PM MONDAY                      Land Clearing                                                                                                            Estate Auctions
   Floral Print On Beige       both in good condition.
                                                                     Used Twice
                                                                     Paid $2772                     FOR ALL MASS.                           Firewood                                     Green eyes, very lovable,             Pet Sitting
                                                                                                                                                                                           not fixed, definitely a                                             CALL MIKE ANYTIME
   Very Good Condition.     **************************              508-765-5763                    WEEKLY PAPERS
                                                                                                    *Deadlines Subject To
                                                                                                                                         WOOD LOTS
                                                                                                                                            WANTED                                               house cat.                     Service                         508-765-9512
           $300                Sacrifice for $275                                                  Change Due To Holidays              FREE ESTIMATES                                      Call: 774-287-5043                 Professional at Home
                              Call: 508-347-5445              Sofa and Matching                      Call For More Info.              Call (774)239-0285                                                                   Pet Sitting and Dog Walking
   60” E.R. Buck                                                    Chair,                                                                                                                                                     Member of National
 Rock Maple Dining                NordicTrac                      Art Deco Retro                    MOVING SALE                                                                             FOUND!!!                       Association of Professional         $ BUY & SELL $
    Room Hutch                          $50                      Pastel Upholstery                  (IN GARAGE)                                                                          Female Calico Cat
   Excellent Condition.
      Paid $1200.
                                4-Foot Steel Shelves
                                  Very Heavy Duty
                                                              Above-Average Condition          Sat. and Sun., Feb. 11 and 12         Firewood                                              Found on Rte 169 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pet Sitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Established 1996
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ALL GOLD & SILVER
      Sell For $700                                               Asking $125.00                        9 a.m.- 3 p.m.                   Green $135                                        Southbridge around
                                        $50                                                    55 Constitution Ave., Warren                                                                                                Certified • Bonded • Insured           Specializing in
   Call 508-476-2056                                           White-Wash Oak Coffee             (Behind Heritage Village -             128 cubic feet.                                  11/24/11 (Thanksgiving).
                                   413-245-7388                                                                                                                                           Well cared for older cat.              508-347-3826                  NUMISMATIC COINS,
                                                               Tables, Floor and Table                  off Bemis Rd.)                                                                                                                                          gold & silver of any
     Landscape                Old-Fashioned                     Lamps Also Available                 A lot of good items          (774)696-7879                                              Clipped nails, ear
                                                                     Separately.                                                                                                                medication.
     Equipment                 Cherry Wood                         860-928-6308                                                                                                          She Misses Her Family!!!!                                              Qualified with over 30
       Trailer               Sewing Machine                                                                                              FIREWOOD                                                                                                               years experience & a
        $995 OBO
                                  Table                       Solid Rock Maple                   200 GEN. BUSINESS                Seasoned or Green                                         Call: 508-347-5804                                                    following of many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 satisfied customers.
    Call 5pm-8:30pm                 With Drawers               Kitchen/Dining                                                          Cut, Split, Delivered                                 or: 508-245-2221
     508-867-6546                                                                                                                WOOD LOTS WANTED                                                                                                                 We also sell a nice
                                     $200 OBO                   Room Table                                                                                                                                                                                     selection of fine jewelry,
     Large 61”                                                     With 4 Chairs                  203 SNOWMOBILES                    Call Paul
                                Set Of 2 Bureaus                                                                                   508-769-2351                                                 LOST CAT                                                       antiques & collectibles.
     Hitachi TV             1 With Mirror, One Without.
                                                                        $300                       2004 Polaris                    508-987-5349                                            Missing since Friday                                               Bring in your items & see
    Runs excellent!!                $250 OBO                                                                                                                                             11/11 from Senior Living                                              what they’re worth. You
         $250                                                   Call: 508-885-9884                  XC700 SP                                                                              at Prouty. Black female                                             won’t leave disappointed.
                                  Beige Couch                                                    5,700 miles, recent track,             FREE                                             with white flea collar and                                             Honesty and fairness
 Call: 508-922-5315             w/2 Chairs, Ottoman.               Sunrise Jet                     snow mobile in mint                                                                          gold eyes.
  or: 508-248-5531                   $600 OBO                      Power Chair                         condition!!                   Construction                                                                                                              are our best policies!

 Large Doghouse                    508-943-1428                 Red, runs excellent!!                    $3,000                     Kindling Wood                                           Answers to “Eddie”             Same Owners                            Lee’s Coins &
                                   774-242-7515                      $200 Firm                    Call: 508-479-4847              All Different Types Of                                                                         Tom & Camila                        Jewelry
           $50                                                                                                                                                                              Call: 774-745-8383
                                                                Call: 774-287-0599                                                 Widths, Lengths &                                                                                                           239 West Main Street
    End Table                Don’t Forget...                                                   204 WATER EQUIPMENT                Thicknesses Of Wood.                                                                          New Stuff!                        East Brookfield
                                                                                                                                   2x4, 2x6, Plywood.                                           LOST CAT                    Reconnective Healing                 (Route 9 - Panda
                             Once you’ve sold
                                                                  Trees for                      1994 Sea-Doo                    Good For Wood Stove Or
                                                                                                                                 Outdoor Burners/Stoves.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Orange & white male cat.             Animal Massage                      Garden Plaza)
  Antique Mirror                                                    Sale                                                                                                                   Neutered. Answers to            Animal Communication                   508-637-1236
           $45                 it, call us to                                                   Bombardier SP94                     Delivery Available                                   EDDIE. Medical condition                                              508-341-6355 (cell)
     Old Trunks              remove your ad!!                  Evergreen Trees, Colorado
                                                               Blue Spruce, Potted Trees,
                                                                                                 With 95 Trailer                    By The Truckload                                     alert- Has only 3 legs due            As Always!
                              **Town To Town**                                                  Excellent Condition, Runs             508-867-2564                                          to an enlarged heart.              Reiki/Feng Shui
        $45 Each                                                Silver Blue, 18”-22” tall.
                                 Classifieds                        Excellent Privacy
                                                                                               Great. Seat Just Recovered,                                                                 Owner is heartbroken                 Natural Foods                       $$$
  Student’s Desk                508-909-4111                       Border/Ornamental
                                                                                                Low Hours On Jet Pump.
                                                                                               Has Been Winterized. 60 HP
                                                                                                                                 Log length firewood                                        CONTACT HEATHER:                   Flower Essences                  Make Money
                                                                                                                                                                                               603-781-2419                   Alpha Wave Music
     & Chair                                                      All 10 trees for $85.
                                                                  Eastern Pine 5-7’ tall
                                                                                                        Teal/Pink                      For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                              with any leading                                                    Selling
           $50                                                                                           $1500                  Approximately 7 cords per
                                Panasonic Air                           5 for $99
                                                                                                      508-965-7077                     truck load.                                               information                     Boarding                      Your Unwanted
 Call: 774-452-3514                                             Call 508-278-5762                                                $650 delivered locally.                                                                     Indoor/Outdoor Runs                  Stuff!!!
   Large Jointer                 Wireless Remote
                                                                     Evenings                                                  Also specialize in heat treated                                LOST CAT!!!                         Skylights                    Quality Dealers Wanted
          $175                     10000/BTU                                                    Floating Pontoon                 kiln dried firewood. Insect                                   7/22/2011                    Heated/Air Conditioned                Best Deal Around.
 Heavy-Duty Motor Lift                 $125                          Troy-bilt                  Dock/Swimming                   free, dryness guaranteed!!                               Small solid grey, spayed                Day Care                     Clean, Indoor Flea Market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Every Sat-Sun, 8am-4pm
        $225                 Quaser-6000/BTU                       Polar Blast                      Platform                   Also Hardwood Pellets
                                                                                                                                                                                           female. Answers to                 Supervised Groups
    Antique Cast-Iron                                                                                                                                                                      “Steve”.Lost on the                Daily/Weekly Rates                       Route 12
       Coal Stove
                              Air Conditioner                      Snowblower                         With ladder.                   Available                                             Spencer, Leicester,                                                          Dudley
                                         $60                  10.5 HP, 30 inch cut, mint       10’x5’, in good condition,                   $235 per ton                                                                       Large Play Yards                      (Behind BP)
          $200                                                                                                                                                                             Paxton town lines.
                                                              condition, always stored in           newly painted!!                        Cash and carry                                   OWNERS SON IS
   1929 Chevy Engine                   Hutch                        heated garage.                                                                                                          HEARTBROKEN!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Training                       www.dudleyflea.com
          $275               Dark Wood 50” W X 67” H                                                                                Prices subject to change.                                                                  Basic - Advanced                   1-800-551-7767
                            16” D-Door Shelves Below-3                                                $500 OBO                                                                            call: 508-410-4107                                                       See You There!
   Generac Generator                                                  $950 OBO                   Call: 508-347-9081                                                                            REWARD!!                        Group Or Private
          $250                    Shelves Above                                                                                       1-800-373-4500                                                                         New - Open Enrollment
                                       $150                      Call: 508-341-1337
     Radial Arm Saw
          $125                  Call 508-867-4546              Various Camping                         205 BOATS                           Seasoned                                                                             Grooming                     $$$-CASH PAID-$$$
                                  After 6:30pm                  Items For Sale                                                                                                                LOST DOG!!                    Baths To Full Grooms               For Unusual Bicycles
        Band Saw
          $150                                                                                   14’ 2003 Polar                            Firewood                                          Yorkshire Terrier                                                     1870’s-1970’s
                                 Pellet Stove                    Make Me an Offer!!
                                                                                                 Kraft Bass Boat
                                                                                                                                  C.S.D. to the Brookfields                                  named “Junior”.                 Certifications!
   Call 508-752-8569                Enviro EF2                                                                                         and Spencer.                                        Last seen on 11/26/11                                                     Hi-Wheel
                                                                 Call 774-318-0275                                                  Also Ash $240/cord                                                                       PCSA Levels I & II                     Balloon Tire
        After 6PM                  Free-Standing                                                    & Trailer                           green $160                                          in the vicinity of 35               CPR Certified
                                   Two Years Old,              VISION FITNESS                    25 HP Yamaha 4-stroke,                                                                        Heather Hill in                                                       Stingray
  LEER FIBERGLASS                                                                                 Minkota trolling motor,                                                                                                       Reiki Master                         Choppers
                                 Used One Season.                   Fitness machine                                                                                                             Whitinsville.
   TONNEAU COVER                  Originally $2400                                                   New batteries,                 Call: 774-641-0384                                                                       Lighterian Reiki VII                     Schwin
     700 series New ‘08.                                             Model X60005
                                   Asking $1500                   Excellent condition,             Excellent condition.                                                                                                    Reconnective Healing II                   Columbia
      Used one season             774-200-0558                                                           $5,000.                    275 FLEA MARKET                                            Call James:                 ICNDF Certified Trainer                    Shelby
  Fits Ford SD 1999-2007                                          used only one month
                                                                    Paid $1,100.00                 Call 508-347-3575                                                                          508-234-8702                                                            Colson
          $525 OBO
                                POOL TABLES                         Asking $575.00                                                   Dudley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Experienced, Caring Staff
                                       7 Foot                                                                                                                                                                                  Individualized Care
        508-278-0810                                             HONDA 250EX                     1994 Fling Four                                                                          LOST: SOLID BLACK                    Attention To Detail                      Etc.
                                       8 Foot                   4-wheeler. Barely used                                             Flea Market                                                MALE CAT                                                         I Pay More For Bikes
      MOTORS                           9 Foot                         $2,500.00                  Winns Jet Boat                  Antiques, Collectibles                                   Neutered. Diabetic, needs          508-987-0077                        For My Museum!
                                     $900 Each                    Call 508-560-5056              Used Only 4-5 Times Per               & General                                         insulin. Missing many teeth
      1/2HP 230/460V              Delivery Available                                                                                                                                                                        205 Federal Hill Road            All Conditions Considered
   1725RPM, 56 Frame.                                                                              Year & Serviced By          Open Every Saturday-Sunday                                Has a few white hairs on his            Oxford, MA                   1-800-336-2453 (BIKE)
                                   413-245-7480                                                       Marina Yearly.                                                                      chest Answers to “Salem”
          $45 OBO                                             WALNUT CHINA CABINET                                                     8am-4pm
                                                                                                    Includes Summer                                                                      Missing since January 31 in       starwoodpetresort.com
       5HP, 230/460V
1740RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC
                                 Propane                         Like New Glass doors,
                                                              mirrored back, lighted interi-
                                                                                                     & Winter Covers,           Something For Everyone!                                   the vicinity of Pleasant St.
         $125 OBO               Gas Heater                     or lower storage, 61’’ long
                                                                                                        Bimini Top,
                                                                                                       4 Life Vests,
                                                                                                                                     Behind BP Gas
                                                                                                                                 At Dudley/Webster Line
                                                                                                                                                                                              and Hillcrest Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                in Southbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Paying Cash,
       5HP, 230/460V                                               17’’ deep 81’’ high.            Skies & Boat Trailer.                                                                        508-314-2252                                                       Buying:
3495RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC          50,000 BTU
                                                                          $350                       Loads Of Fun!!!!               2 Acres, Indoors!                                                                          286 LIVESTOCK
         $125 OBO                                                                                   In Good Condition          www.dorightfleamarket.com                                                                                                              Bottles
                                MAKE AN OFFER!!                  Call: 508-949-1251                                                                                                                                                                               Crocks, Pottery
  4 Motor Speed Controls                                                                             Asking $2300                   1-800-551-7767
                                                                    Water Bed                            Call                                                                                                                      Quality                       Old Toys, Marbles
  Hitachi J100, 400/460V
         Best Offer
                              Call: 508-892-8588
                                                                                                     860-923-3532                                                                               MISSING                                                           Wooden Items
                                                                Super single 12 drawer                                         Indoor Flea Market                                              “Sprocket”                         Horse Hay                         Hand Tools
     Call 5pm-8:30pm                                              pedestal, mirrored                                                                                                                                               3’x3’x8’
                                                                                                                                                                                          Male yorkie, has collar,                                                 Sewing Items
       508-867-6546            Reclining Love                 headboard, heater, mattress,
                                                                padded side rails, carpet           FOR SALE                          Saturday Feb 11th
                                                                                                                                          8am-1pm                                            no tags, last seen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Square Bales Weigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Approximately 800lbs Each.
                                    Seat                             saver base.                1984 Formula 24’                                                                           1/16/12 at 5:30pm in                                                     Advertising
    Sauder                   In very good condition.                  $150 OBO                  350 Merc Cruiser
                                                                                                                                      Worcester-Auburn                                    the area of Birch Hill &         Timothy, Orchard, Alfalfa
Computer Armoire                                                 Call: 508-248-6863                                                     Emblem Club                                         Wallum Lake Road,                 No Chemicals or                 Tom & Deb Joralemon
                                 Burgundy color                                                 With trailer. GPS Finder.              233 Mill Street
  Black, Good Condition.            $300 OBO                                                                                                                                                    Douglas MA                      Preservatives                        Oxford
   31”W x 52”H x 19”D                                              WURLITZER                       and more!! Well                        Worcester                                                                                                              508-987-1060
                                                                                                 maintained, must sell                                                                             Reward                     Second Cut Available
      With Slide-Out                                              PLAYER PIANO                                                                                                            Any information please                                                    Millbury
      Keyboard Tray                Total Gym                      Very good condition                  moving!!                          FREE Admission!                                    call: 508-641-4041                Rock Valley Farm                   508-865-1228
           $100                      $150 OBO                            FREE                                                               Snack Bar                                                                                                        Main Street Antiques
                                                                   You pay to move it             Asking $8,500 OBO                                                                          or: 774-239-7203                  W. Brookfield
         Eastford                                                                                                                          Bake Table
      860-377-4961             Call: 508-892-1679                 Call 508-764-7601               Call: 508-476-3824                                                                                                           508-867-2508                   and Collectibles

  298 WANTED TO BUY                  310 GENERAL HELP                                                        454 HOME                    505 APARTMENTS FOR                 505 APARTMENTS FOR
                                         WANTED                             400 SERVICES                    IMPROVEMENT                        RENT                               RENT
 Wanted To Buy
                                         Men & Wom
  By Collector                                                         402 GENERAL SERVICES               PAINTING
 Old comic books-1940’s
 and up, old baseball and
                                        18 yrs & older
                                  w/insured vehicles needed to
                                                                                                                                         Brookside                          River Mill
  sports cards, Beatles
                                   deliver in Worcester west,
                                  south, central & surrounding           All Cleanouts                         Exterior                   Terrace                            Village
 memorabilia-1960’s and           areas. Also looking for office
                                    clerks & loaders. Delivery
                                                                           Cleanups                     Power Washing                                                          N. Grosvenordale
     up, old toys, old                                                                                                                     Heat/Hot Water
   advertisement signs;           starts February 13th. Work a            Haul-Away                       Carpentry                          Included!
      soda, food etc.              minimum of 6 daylight hrs                                                                                                                    Country Living
                                   per day and get paid within                Basements                  • FREE ESTIMATES •                 FREE RENT                          Apartment Homes
                                   72 hours, upon completion                    Attics                    • FULLY Insured •
  Call: 860-779-2469                         of route.                       Apartments                 • Reasonable Rates •              Affordable 1, 2 and 3               Move-In Special
                                        1-800-979-7978                         Garages                   Rich O’Brien                     Bedroom Apartments                    Rent includes
                                                                                Yards                                                           For Rent.                        1,2 & 3 Br’s
                                        9-5, M-F refer to                                                  Painting                          Spacious, Fully
                                          job#30091-A                      Rental Property              28 Years Of Experience                 Applianced.                    Rents Starting at
                                    Distribution of the Verizon                                                                                                                      $600
     WANTED                          yellow pages are done by              Estate Cleanouts              508-248-7314                       Starting at $698
    VERY USED                     Supermedia, official publisher of                                                                                                           Heat & Hot Water
                                   Verizon print directories. EOE           Small Building                                                                                         Included
 Kitchen Cabinets                                                             Demolition                                                    • Pets Considered
                                         PARTS                                                            DiGeronimo                                                           W/D Hook-ups
   The older the better. We
 are a kitchen refacing com-
                                                                            Better Than                    Painting                         • A/C In Every Unit               Off Street Parking
   pany and we use these              DEPARTMENT                            A Dumpster                                                             • Pool                      Large Spacious
                                   Expanding trailer distributor                                       Quality, Affordability
  cabinets at home shows                                                        We Do It!                     & Trust                       • Basketball Court                       Units
              for                  seeks dependable & reliable
                                    person needed to work full             FREE Estimates!             Without Compromise                                                     Community Park
     “BEFORE & AFTER”                                                                                                                          • Playground
                                     time in parts department,            774-329-3386                    Interior Rooms                                                          & Library
   Call between 9 & 5 M-F              shipping and receiving                                                                               • On-Site Laundry                   Voucher Holds
      or leave message             Monday thru Friday. Phone,             774-230-8586                       As Low As                                                            Welcomed!
                                    computer and mechanical                                                     $139                      INCOME LIMITS APPLY
 KITCHEN OPTIONS of NEW                                                                                                                                                     “Must Be Income Qualify”
                                         knowledge helpful.                                                 Ceilings $69                   Section 8 Welcome
        508-987-3384                                                                                      Woodwork $69                      Office Open From:                     Call Today
      or 860-749-6998                        Apply:                                                                                           Monday-Friday
                                                                                                        Licensed & Insured                                                     (860)923-3919
  www.mykitchenoptions.com         Northeast Marine Ind., Inc.
                                         88 Main Street
                                                                            Call The                     Serving Central Mass.
                                                                                                                                            9:00am to 5:00pm                   rivermillvillage@
                                                                                                                                                                                                              310 GENERAL HELP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              310 GENERAL HELP
                                                                                                                                            Saturday 10:00am
                                       Oxford, MA 01540
                                                                           Junk Man                     James DiGeronimo                         to 3:00pm
                                                                                                        Cell 508-577-7940
        WAR                          The Comfort
                                                                                                                                          Evening Appointments Available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 **PART TIME**
       RELICS                       Inn and Suites                      **SNOW**                            Dino’s                                                          FREE RENT!
                                       in Sturbridge
                                      is now hiring for:                PLOWING!!                         Handyman                       Brookside Terrace                    Heat/Hot Water                      PROFESSION
                                                                           Trees Cut                       Services                       11 Village Drive                      Included!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Unlimited Income
         WAR                           Front Desk                         Brush/Limbs                     Snow Removal
                                                                                                                                         Southbridge,MA 01550                  FREE RENT
  SOUVENIRS                           (Night Audit)                                                           Painting                   (508)764-7675                       Affordable 1 2, and 3                            • No Set Hours
                                                                           Removed                          Wall Repair                                                      Bedroom Apartments
      WANTED                         Apply In Person                                                        Demolition                                                             For Rent.                                 • $29 Investment
                                                                          WE NOW TAKE                                                                                           Spacious, Fully
                                            Or                                                              Deck Repair
 WWII & EARLIER                                                            YOUR AUTOS                         Drywall                           C&C                               Applianced.                                   • No Inventory
 CA$H WAITING!                       Apply Online At:                       FOR CASH!
                                       www.sturbridge                   Removal of Metal,
                                                                                                        Bathroom Fixtures
                                                                                                                                             Properties                        Starting at $698                              • Company Direct
   Helmets, Swords,                    comfortinn.com/                                                                                       LOOK & COMPARE
  Daggers, Bayonets,                                                        Appliances,                 Pickup and Delivery
                                           career                                                            Yard work                                                         • Pets Considered
 Medals, Badges, Flags,                                                   Furniture, TV’s.                                                Southbridge/Charlton                                                           Call: 774-696-3400
    Uniforms, etc.                                                         Construction                   Storm Clean Up                          Line                         • A/C In Every Unit
 Over 30 Years Experience.                  Wanted                           Materials.              Specializing in small jobs
                                                                                                                                                2 Bedroom
                                                                                                                                              Luxury Condo.                           • Pool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FOR INFORMATION
        Call David                     Experienced                         Cellars/Attics                  Hourly Rate                   Appliances, Gas Fireplace                                          *******************************
    1-508-688-0847                                                           Cleaned.                                                          $795/Month                      • Basketball Court
                                        Equipment                         Small Building
                                                                                                     20 years experience in
   I’ll Come To YOU!                                                                                  property repair and                      Southbridge                        • Playground
                                         Installer                       Demolition, Tires.              maintenance!                         Quality 1, 2 & 3                 • On-Site Laundry            505 APARTMENTS FOR               505 APARTMENTS FOR
                                     •Valid Driver’s License             Leaves Removed.                                                   Bedroom Apartments!                                                    RENT                             RENT
             $                       •Driving records pulled
                                        •Drug screening
                                   •Required out of town travel
                                                                        Residential Moves.
                                                                        Furnaces Removed
                                                                                                        FREE Estimates!!
                                                                                                                                           Appliances, Off-Street
                                                                                                                                          Call (508)765-0501
                                                                                                                                                                             INCOME LIMITS APPLY
                                                                                                                                                                              Section 8 Welcome
                                                                                                                                                                               Office Open From:
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 bedroom, 5 room, second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Three Bedroom
 ROSS RECYCLING                    20 mile radius from Dudley            earth prices first!                                                                                     Monday-Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                           floor apartment. Available 2/1
                                                                                                                                                                                                             with HEAT & HOT WATER            Second Floor Apartment
     We Pay More!!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For Rent.
                                           or Webster
                                             Apply:                      Weekends also!                                                      DOUGLAS                           9:00am to 5:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday 10:am
                                                                                                                                                                                                              included! W/D hookups,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             off-street parking, clean &            $750/Month
  All Scrap Metals,                       angela_crisp                      Central Mass                                                 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom                          to 3:00pm                          updated.                  Recently Remodeled.
     Cars, Trucks                   @revelscontracting.com                 and Connecticut                                              Apartments Available                        Evening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No Pets. Washer/Dryer
                                         704-917-0438                                                                                   Prices start at $845/month.                                               $1,000/Month                Hookups. Section 8 OK.
      Batteries,                      Fax: 704-917-0439                          Dave                                                    Includes heat, hot water,               Appointments                   First/Last/Security          First & Security Required.
    Copper Wire,                                                                                                                         A/C, pool, fitness center                                                                             Call 508-949-0630
    Appliances...                                                         508-347-7804                                                     & children’s program.                                             Call: 774-230-5427
                                    311 PART-TIME HELP                    413-262-5082                                                       Off street parking.
   64 Tucker Hill Rd.                    WANTED                                                                                             Call (508)476-3777                      Available                                                   Southbridge
   Putnam, CT 06260                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Very Attractive One Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                            Brookside Terrace
                                     The Comfort                                 FREE                                                                                                                                                           Apartment. Centrally
                                    Inn and Suites                         Metal Pickup                                                      Douglas                         11 Village Drive
                                                                                                                                                                            Southbridge,MA 01550
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Located, Hardwood Floors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Modern Kitchen/Bath.
                                                                           A/C, Refrigerators,                                            4 room apartment on                                                                                Completely Furnished With
                                       in Sturbridge                     Washers, Small Trailers,                                         first floor, in 2 family          (508)764-7675                                                     Appliances & Furniture.
                                                                                Batteries.                                                    home, parking.                                                                                   Central Air & Parking.
  300 HELP WANTED                     is now hiring for:                                                                                                                                                                                       Safe & Quiet Building.
                                                                                                                                              Currently being
                                      Housekeeping                         WE PAY YOU                   500 REAL ESTATE                    remodeled but now                 SOUTHBRIDGE                                                             $150/Week
                                    weekends and holidays                Top Dollar For Your                                                                                                                                                     Utilities, Very Low,
                                                                                                                                         accepting applications!!                                              SOUTHBRIDGE                          But Separate.
      305 BUSINESS                        required                                AUTOS                                                                                        102 East Main Street            36-38 Main Street
                                                                                 TRUCKS                  501 REAL ESTATE                      $890/Month                      2-bedroom apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ($500 Security)
      OPPORTUNITIES                                                           Or TRACTORS                    WANTED
                                                                                                                                                                                                             One bedroom, off street             508-248-6687
                                   Apply In Person Or                                                                                      Includes heat/hot                         available                parking, heat and hot
                                    Apply Online At:                       508-867-2564                                                                                            $650/month                    water included.
DRIVERS WANTED                                                                                                                              water and snow                                                        $700/Month
 Delivery Service Providers            www.sturbridge                                                                                          removal!!                        1 Storefront on                                                    Spencer
needed for newspaper home              comfortinn.com/                                                                                                                          Hamilton Street                61 Coombs Street              2 Bedroom Townhouse.
delivery in Dudley, Webster,               career                          412 ELDER CARE                                                 call: 508-476-2508                  500 sf plus basement                                            Gas Heat & Hot Water,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Large three bedroom
   Southbridge, Killingly,                                                    SERVICES                                                    cell: 508-341-2486                      $500/month                        first floor.               Electric Appliances,
   Putnam, Thompson &                                                                                                                                                                                              $875/Month                        Hookups.
    surrounding towns.              320 MEDICAL/DENTAL                   Certified Home                                                                                          16 Ballard Court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             One Year Lease. No Pets.
                                                                                                                                                                             3 bedroom, second floor
                                                                          Health Aide                **************                                                                                                                                First & Last
 No exp. nec. Mon-Sun, 2-3
                                                                           When you need                                                  Heritage Green                           $850/month                (860)256-7582                      $720 per month.
  hrs daily, starting around
 3AM. $350-$500/bi-weekly.
                                   CERTIFIED AIDES                       someone who cares.          EQUAL HOUSING                      Has A 3 Bedroom Available              Service Pets Only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Security Deposit ($500)
                                    Needed for all shifts to                                                                                                                                                                                   Call (508)886-4312
 No $$ collections. Must be                                            Personal care, shopping and    OPPORTUNITY                       Heat & Hot Water Included.
                                                                                                                                                                                 W/D Hookups,                   Southbridge
18+. Driver’s lic. & car w/ins.      work in Sturbridge,                   light housekeeping.                                                 $1,162/Month                                                    6-Room, 3 Bedroom
                                    Holden and Worcester                                             **************                      First & Security Required            Stove/Refrigerator.
req’d. Drivers are independ-                                                                                                                                                  First/Last/Security,         Apartment, Second Floor. In
      ently contracted.                     areas.                         Call Mary Ellen:           All real estate advertising in           Available now!!                                             a Nice, Quiet Neighborhood.             Spencer
                                                                                                      this newspaper is subject to       Application Required And                 References.                Washer/Dryer Hookups,            5 Room, Two Bedroom
                                     Call Heritage Home                     774-289-9940                                                   Must Income Qualify.               $20 Application Fee                                            Apartment, Second Floor.
     Call PCF, Inc:                                                                                  The Federal Fair Housing Act                                                                            Gas Heat, Yard & Porch.
                                         Health Care                                                                                           Heritage Green                    508-765-5542                                                 Wall-To-Wall Carpeting.
    1-800-515-8000                   Monday through Friday                   433 CLEANING                of 1968, which makes it
                                                                                                                                                                                                            One Small Pet Considered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Refrigerator & Stove
                                                                                                          illegal to advertise any                                                                                 First & Last.
                                      between 10am&3pm                                                   preference, limitation or                                                                                 $765/Month                 Included. Washer/Dryer
                                         508-347-0036                   * TLC Home *                 discrimination based on race,       North Brookfield                     SOUTHBRIDGE                         781-444-1087                        Hookups,
                                                                                                     color, religion, sex, handicap,                                            Deleaded, renovated               617-281-0831                   Off-Street Parking.
       WANTED                                                              Cleaning                     familial status (number of          28 Spring Street                   3-bedroom, 1st floor                                                    No Pets.
                                     325 PROFESSIONAL                      Have You Heard The         children and or pregnancy),        3 spacious rooms, second                    apartment.                 Southbridge                          $725/Month
                                                                        Phrase, “GOING GREEN?”       national origin, ancestry, age,    floor, like new, washer/dryer          11-17 Charlton Street              Cisco Street                  First/Last & Security
      Foster                                                            We Use & Supply Organic            marital status, or any       hookup, large yard, off-street           Available March 1             2-Family, First Floor.            774-272-2634
  Parents Wanted                   *Industrial*                          Cleaners To Ensure Your
                                                                              Family’s Safety.
                                                                                                        intention to make an such
                                                                                                         preference, limitation or
                                                                                                                                                                             Washer/dryer hook-ups,
                                                                                                                                                                                 off-street parking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Three Bedrooms, Enclosed
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Front and Back Porch,
  Seeking Quality Homes
  Throughout Central MA
   To Provide Foster Care
                                    Electrician                             Gift Certificates For
                                                                              Baby Showers,
                                                                                                            discrimination. This
                                                                                                             newspaper will not                   No Pets
                                                                                                                                                                                 basement storage.
                                                                                                                                                                            $750/month. Section 8 ok!
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Laundry Room, Appliances,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Garage Space, Yard.
                                                                                                           knowingly accept any                                              No drugs, dogs or drama
    To Children In Need.
  24/7 Support. Generous
                                     1st Shift                          Anniversaries, And More!
                                                                              A Perfect Gift!           advertising for real estate
                                                                                                     that is in violation of the law.
                                                                                                                                                 Required                              please
                                                                                                                                                                             Good references required
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     No Pets
      Reimbursement.               *****************
                                                                                                                                               508-867-7404                                                 First & Last Month’s Rent        NORTH VILLAGE
                                                                        CALL TAMMIE TODAY                 Our readers are hereby                                              Call Joe 774-230-8486
  $1000 Sign-On Bonus                OFS Fitel in Sturbridge,             FOR A GREENER                informed that all dwellings           Northbridge                                                           $835/Month                 2 Bedroom Units
      Call For Details                MA is seeking a State                                          advertising in this newspaper      2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 office,                                              508-765-1104
                                       Licensed Electrician.               TOMORROW!                    are available on and equal       large walkout basement w/            SOUTHBRIDGE                                                     Starting At $783!!
                                                                          508-347-3275                     opportunity basis. To
                                       Must have 3-5 yrs of                                                   complain about
                                                                                                                                           w&d. Tile and hardwood
                                                                                                                                        main floor, carpet stairs and
                                                                                                                                                                              1-bedroom, 1st floor
                                                                                                                                                                                 Nicely renovated
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Southbridge                     Heat And Hot Water
                                     industrial exp. working              774-230-7885                    discrimination call The       bedrooms. Granite counters,           Rent of $775 includes              Coombs Street                  Is Included.
                                        from blueprints and                                           Department of Housing and         premium fixtures, all recent                                       1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments
                                                                              Office/Homes                                                                                       heat, appliances
                                       technical spec. Must                                            Urban Development “HUD”          appliances provided. Lots of               and garage                       Available.                   Must Income
  Devereux Therapeutic                   have experience in              Spring Or Fall Cleanings     toll-free at 1-800-669-9777.            yard and parking.                                                                                    Qualify.
                                                                                                                                                                                Credit check, lease         Applianced, Washer/Dryer
      Foster Care                        industrial electrical            Weekly/Bi-Weekly Or          For the N.E. area, call HUD                                             and security deposit
                                                                                                       ad 617-565-5308,. The toll                                                                              Hook-ups. No Pets.
     508-829-6769                  repair, installation practi-             Monthly Cleanings                                                 $1,200/Month                           required                      $725-$800                  Section 8 Vouchers
                                      ces and techniques in                                           free number for the hearing
                                                                           Flexible Hours/Days
                                                                                                     impaired is 1-800-927-9275               Available Now                        Please call
                                                                                                                                                                                                               First And Security.
                                         commercial power.                 Registered/Insured/                                               Pets Considered                     (508)347-7709
 HELP WANTED                          Some computer skills                        Bonded              505 APARTMENTS FOR                                                                                     References And Credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Check Required.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please Call
                                    required. HS diploma or              References Available               RENT                            Contact Jon for                     Southbridge                                                   (508)987-1595
                                     GED. Excellent benefits                                                                            pictures and showing:                                                Call (508)596-8497                        EHO
                                   package including incen-                                               Southbridge                                                         2 Bedroom Apartment.
                                                                                                                                            857-636-0913                     Renovated & De-Leaded.
                                      tive plan. Competitive               Affordable                 Modern 2 bedroom 2 bath-                                                 Wall-To-Wall Carpet,             SOUTHBRIDGE
                                   hourly rate. Background                                                                                                                                                                                        WEBSTER
                                     check and drug screen              Cleaning Service             room apartment. Garage, gas
                                                                                                      heat, all kitchen appliances.
                                                                                                                                                                               Tile Kitchen & Bath.
                                                                                                                                                                           Vinyl Replacement Windows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dresser St.
                                             required.                  We Offer Quality Work At
                                                                                                         Available January 1st               Southbridge                        Off-Street Parking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Section 8 welcome              (1) 2 Bedroom
                                                                         An Affordable Price!                                                                                                              2-bedroom, on second floor.       Apartment Available
                                                                                                            $775/month                     2 Bedroom Apartments                    $650/Month                  Refrigerator and stove
                                   *****************                     • Homes & Offices               First/Last/Security               Starting At $195/Week                   Section 8 OK              included. Close to down-
                                    Qualified applicants may             • Carpet Cleaning              Call: 508-765-9165                  With utilities included               617-908-0744                  town, hospital and
                                   send their applications to:           • Floors                                                                                                                                   high school.               (2) 1 Bedroom
    Surrogate                              OFS Fitel,                    • And Much More!
                                                                                                                                                 3 Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                            $750/month plus utilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Apartments Available
                                          50 Hall Rd.
     Mothers                        Sturbridge, MA 01566                  INSURED & BONDED            SOUTHBRIDGE                               Charlton                        Southbridge                       Leave message
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Applianced 6 family,
                                     or fax 508-347-8668                   Give Maria A Call          Near Paige Hill Road                                                   2 Bedroom First Floor
     Needed                         No phone calls please                   508-764-2500               (2) Two bedroom
                                                                                                                                                 2 Bedroom
                                                                                                                                                 $175/Week                  Apartment. Washer/Dryer
                                                                                                                                                                              Hookups. Off-Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Large Renovated Four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            basement laundry, parking,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               no pets, quiet house.
   Be part of a miracle                                                                                  apartments...                                                                                                                      Immediate Availability!!
                                   *****************                                                                                                                            Parking. No Pets            Bedroom Apartment. New
  The rewards are more                                                        454 HOME               ********************                         Dudley                                                        Kitchen & Bath.                 First & Security
      than financial                                                                                           950 SF                             1 bedroom                       $700/Month                   Section 8 Welcome                 508-864-6285
                                                                             IMPROVEMENT             Appliances, central heat,
     Seeking Women                 Trailer Truck                                                          hardwoods, w/w
                                                                                                                                                 $550/Month                   Call: 774-258-0147             Washer/Dryer Hookups.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Small Pet OK
   21-43 Non-Smokers                                                   Save Money On
       With Healthy                   Drivers                            heat bills
                                                                                                                                                 2 Bedroom                      Southbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   First & Last
    Pregnancy History                                                                                                                                                                                          Call 781-492-7707
                                     Wanted                               Are your doors cold        ********************
                                                                                                              1,950 SF
                                                                                                                                                 $150/Week                  2 bedroom first floor apart-
                                                                                                                                                                             ment. Kitchen appliances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1 bedroom apartment,
                                    Class A CDL With                          and drafty?                                                 All are newly remodeled,                                              Southbridge                  second floor. Includes
                                                                         You may just need a         Appliances, electric heat,                                            included. washer/dryer hook-
                                                                                                                                              carpeted, stove &                                                                                stove, refrigerator.
                                         Hazmat                             door tune-up!!           w/w carpeting. dishwash-
                                                                                                                                            refrigerator included.
                                                                                                                                                                             ups, new heating system,        Spacious three bedroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Utilities not included.
                                                                                                      er, parking, yard, small                                                 1 car garage, no pets.       apartment. Quiet area, near
         For More                      Based In                          •Basic Tune Up $125                    pets.
                                                                                                                                            Section 8 Approved.                Great Neighborhood!           school, off street parking,         Clean gas heat.
                                                                                                                                               No Pets Allowed
     Information Call              North Brookfield.                     Call The Door Man                  $775/month                        Security Deposit &
                                                                                                                                                                                  $800/Month                        back porch.
 888-363-9457                        Please Call                           860-377-3356              ********************                   References Required                Security and Last
                                                                                                                                                                                 Months Rent                       $700/Month                Call: 508-943-3112
 reproductivepossibilities.com                                                                          First & Security                                                                                       First/Last/Security
                                    508-867-3235                          Licensed & Insured
                                                                                                       Bill: 508-272-4220                 Call 774-289-1714                   Call: 508-765-9730               Call: 617-733-8172
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        Webster                                                                                                                    In Worcester Country             N. Grosvenordale                        Bemis Road
  3 room apartment. Good
 security, off street parking,    WEBSTER
                                                                 Six rooms, three bedroom,             Webster
                                                                                                                                 Memorial Park, Paxton, MA
                                                                                                                                          In The                           CT
                                                                                                                                                                      Mobile Home For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                       MOBILE HOME FOR SALE                 Cape Cod
                                                                                                                                 “Rememberance Section”
       1 person only.                                              1,350 sf, first flr. Island        7,500 sq ft and
                                                                                                                                 All Four For $4500 OBO                  14x64 Doublewide
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beautiful 1985 14’ x 66’
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Two Bedroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Summer Rental
    No Smoking/No Pets
 Pay Own Heat and Electric        Prospect                        kitchen, newer cabinets,
                                                                      hardwood floors,
                                                                   baseboard heat, stove,
                                                                                                        2,500 sq ft
                                                                                                   Free Standing Building            (Currently Sells For
                                                                                                                                        $1800 Each)
                                                                                                                                                                     2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths.
                                                                                                                                                                    Large Kitchen, Living Room.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Gas, Hot Water, And Stove.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Large Open Kitchen With
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6 Room House
                                                                                                   With Loading Dock And                                                                                                                  West Yarmouth
      508-873-0957                 Estates                       refrig, washer/dryer hook-
                                                                     up, beautiful place,
                                                                      off-street parking.
                                                                                                        Nice Offices                   508-721-2572
                                                                                                                                   550 MOBILE HOMES
                                                                                                                                                                           Laundry Room.
                                                                                                                                                                        Appliances Included.
                                                                                                                                                                      Plenty Of Cabinet Space.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Breakfast Bar To
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Living Room,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Porch, Deck,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         One Minute walk to Ocean
                                    1 & 2 Bedroom                                                     9,000 sq ft and                                                         $65,000                                                       beach. All amenities.
                                                                                                        6,000 sq ft                                                                                      Upgrades Throughout.
                                     Apartments.                                                                                                                          For Appointment                   $59,900 DASAP                    $950.00 per week.
                                                                         $1,000                       Clean And Bright                 Brookfield                          860-923-0421
                                                                  Call: 508-808-9280                                                                                                                         413-593-9961                    Call 617-698-0638
       Webster                      Now Available:
                                                                                                        2,500 sq ft
                                                                                                                                     Nanatomqua Mobile
                                                                                                                                      Home Park (55+)                                                                                        OR 617-797-4665
 Immaculate 3 bedroom             Historical Buildings                                            Good For Machine Shop                                                                                565 ROOMS FOR RENT                KingJohnE@hotmail.com
                                                                                                                                    Mobile Home For Sale.
 apartment, hardwoods,              Must Income Qualify                                                                            Two Bedroom, 1.5 Bath.
dishwasher, beautiful new               SECTION 8                      510                          Call for details                                                                                    North Brookfield
tilt out windows, laundry             CERTIFICATES               COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS             Owner anxious to rent!
                                                                                                                                    Large Kitchen & Living
                                                                                                                                     Room. Screen Porch
                                                                                                                                                                         Park Model                        Centrally Located
hookups, second floor of                WELCOME                                                     508-753-3670                          & Carport.                    Mobile Home                          Room for rent
                                                                                                                                    Park Rent $110/Month                 For Sale By Owner               $100/week plus utilities
      a quiet 3 family.
                                      Call                         Southbridge                                                        CALL FOR PRICE                Fully Furnished, New Porch                                            WELLS, MAINE
      $800/Month                 (508)943-9567                    PROFESSIONAL                                                         774-262-7307                 Addition, Also Nice Shed &             Please Contact:               Village By the Sea
   First/Last/Security                                                                           525 HOUSES FOR RENT                                                 Great Place For A Garden.              508-867-6313
        Required                           EHO                       SPACE                                                                                             On Beautiful Lot Near                                               2 bedroom/2 bath condo.
                                                                        For Rent                                                                                                                                                              Pool complex, with
  Call: 508-731-6175                                                                                 Southbridge                                                          Swimming Pool.
                                                                                                                                                                        Located At Highview                                                 jacuzzi, exercise room,
                                                                   98 Hamilton Street                    High Street                                                                                                                     outdoor pool, in-unit laundry,
                                                                                                 2 bedroom house. 850 sq                                                   Campground In
                                                                    (Left Hand Side)                                                                                      West Brookfield.                                                        A/C, cable.
                                        Webster                                                  feet with garage, off-street
                                                                                                                                                                    Begin Camping 4/15-10/15                                                Summer Rentals
                                    School Street Area                     Formerly                 parking, electric heat
       WEBSTER                    3 bedrooms with garage         Dave’s Styling/Hairdresser            and large deck                                                 Price Includes Seasonal                                                 $875 Weekly
 Large 6 room, 3 bedroom                                         First Floor, Good Visibility!                                                                                 Payment
 apartment. Nice area, nice
                                   washer/dryer hookup                                                                                                                  (April-October 2011)                                              CALL FOR DAILY RATE
                                        $850/Month                          Parking                     $900/Month
yard, washer/dryer hookup.              First & Last               900 Sq. Ft./210 Sq. Ft.          Section 8 Approved                                                    Asking $28,000                                                     (508)429-7568
       $850/Month                   Call: 508-943-0040                                               First and Security                                                   508-867-8736
   Call: 508-943-2773                                                 508-320-9075
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                                      720 CLASSICS                     720 CLASSICS                 725 AUTOMOBILES                  725 AUTOMOBILES                   740 MOTORCYCLES                    745 RECREATIONAL                   760 VANS/TRUCKS
   700 AUTOMOTIVE                1966 FORD COBRA                                                    2003 Mercury                      2007 Toyota                       1997 Yamaha                           VEHICLES                    1995 Dodge 1500
                                    ERA Replica
                                                                   1984- 500 SEL
                                                                                                       Sable                          Camry XLE                          Royal Star                              2003                          Series
                                 Black, 427 side-oiler engine.                                        With 72,000 miles,          4-Door Sedan, 8400 Miles,              Black, 19,550 Miles                                                    Fully Powered
     Ford Ranger                    4-speed transmission.          Mercedes Benz                 3L engine, power windows &            Leather/Loaded,                     Great Condition                  Damon                                 New Tires
                                         4,700 miles.                                             locks, cruise control, very        Premium Condition.                  Saddlebags, Cover
     Bed Extender                   Black leather interior.
                                                                   4 door sedan, 134,000
                                                                 miles, very good condition.           good condition.                  $21,000 OBO                       New Tires/Battery               Challenger                          Excellent Condition
    will not fit step side                  $49,000
                                         Clear MA title
                                                                                                           $3,000                      Call After 6PM
                                                                                                                                                                           Ready To Ride!
                                                                                                                                                                             $4,000 OBO
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Motor Home                            860-315-7309
                                                                           Best Offer               Call: 508-254-1052                                                                                          Gas Engine
          $150                         (No tire kickers)          Call for more information:                                                                                  Call Jim
                                        508-867-7642                                                                                                                       508-523-5980                   Allison Transmission
  Call: 774-230-7158                                                     508-867-2774                                                                                                                     Work Horse Chassis
                                                                                                    2004 BMW Z4                       2009 Toyota                                                               24 K Miles                2002 Ford Ranger
 TOWING EQUIPMENT                                                   725 AUTOMOBILES
                                                                                                    Black with red interior,
                                                                                                  2.5L engine, 21,000 miles
                                                                                                                                       Camry SE                                                                1-Slide Out                     Pickup
                                                                                                                                  Barcelona red with 33,500                                               Queen Size Bedroom
  Blue OX Towing                 1973 Triumph TR6                     1979 Chevy                                                  miles, alloy wheels, power                                                 Asking $45,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Low mileage, excellent
    Base Plate                     Red, Many New Parts -                                                $16,500                    moonroof, spoiler with 4             2 Motorcycles                                                       condition, 4 wheel drive,
     With Tow Bar And              Interior, Top, Exhaust,             El Camino                      508-282-2884                 cylinder and hard to find              For Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                              price is negotialbe             bed liner, tow hitch.
                                   Electrical, Brake Lines,      Rebuilt engine, transmission                                       manual transmission,                                                     860-928-2820
  Accessories. BX1665 For                                                                                                                                            2007 Roadstar Warrior-
           04-05                          And More!                and rear end. Many new         2005 Honda VTX 1300                 excellent condition.                                                  or 860-923-3071                   $8,000 OBO
                                        $6500 OBO                     parts included for                                                                              Metallic Gray, VERY LOW                                              Call: 413-245-7937
       Chevy Malibu
                                                                   restoration. Garaged for
                                                                                                          Retro                                                       MILES, Samson Ground
           $175                        508-248-1592                                                 Exellent Condition                   $14,900
                                                                  years, runs great, 6cyl, 3                                                                           Pounders, Very Clean.
 Blue Ox Heavy Duty                                                     speed manual.                  $7,500 OBO                       Call Owner:                          $7,000 OBO                750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS
      8” Drop Receiver                                                                                                                 508-248-7011                                                                                             2002 GMC
            $75                    1975 Chrysler                 $3,200 or best reasonable         (2)1966 Ford Galaxy                                                  2008 Yamaha FZ6-                    1988 33 Foot
                                                                    Call:508-885-2110                    1 hardtop                                                    600CC, Royal Blue, VERY                Southwind                          Sierra SLT
    Call 508-320-2944            Imperial Lebaron                                                      1 convertible
                                                                                                                                        FOR SALE                      LOW MILES, Very Clean,                                              1500, Z71 off road package.
                                    2 door, 440 cubic inch          1988 Jaguar                    $4,000 for both OBO             1997 Volvo Station                     Slider Guards.                     Motorhome                     Extended cab, Onstar, 5.3
                                     engine good driver,                                                                                Wagon                              $5,200 OBO                   69k Miles, Sleeps 5, New           liter V8, new Mastercraft
Wheels With Tires                        needs TLC.                Red Convertible                                                                                                                        Tires, New Batteries,               tires. 224,000 miles
16” Koenig rims (4) black 10               $2,500                V12, auto, full power, 52,000     Both Fords For Parts                                                                                 Hydraulic Leveling Jacks.
spoke with chrome ring and                                                                                                       White, 5 cylinder automatic           Call: 908-242-2016
                                                                    miles, with Carfax. All           or Restoration             transmission. 850 GL Turbo                                                Price Reduced For                  $6,000 OBO
  20 lugs. All mounted on                                         manuals, no rust, always           Call for details                                                        or email:                         Quick Sale!
     Prometer Radials.              (4) 20570 15”                 garaged. New rear brakes            860-923-9067
                                                                                                                                         Needs Work
                                                                                                                                          $500 OBO
                                                                                                                                                                      ledford.l@gmail.com                     $7500 FIRM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Call: 774-922-2098
    Excellent condition!                 Tires                              & tires.                                                 Call: 508-867-9566                                                 Can Be Seen On Craigslist
                                 White walls, approximately           $6,200 OBO                                                                                                                           Call 860-923-0406
       $475 OBO
  Call: 508-764-4111
                                   3,500miles. Like new
                                  mounted on GM wheels,
                                                                   Call: 860-928-3326            2006 Mazda 6S                     732 SPORTS UTILITY                 2004 Honda 750                                                           2009 Chevy
                                   will fit other vehicles       2000 Ford Windstar                 6 cylinder, 4door, all                                                                                                                      Silverado
      720 CLASSICS                                                                               power, a/c, traction control,                                         Shadow Aero                      2010 40’ Hideout
                                            $280                       SE Van                      25 mpg, 73,000 miles.          1999 Jeep Grand                    Excellent condition, loaded,       Camping Trailer                         Club Cab
    1929 Model A                                                   147k Miles, Dark Green,        In Excellent Condition!!        Cherokee Limited                  full windshield, driving lights,                                             1500 Series
     Street Rod                   Utility truck side                AWD. Good Condition.                $10,000 OBO                  4x4, 110K miles, black          mustang seat, floorboards,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (ball type)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Paid $24,000,                  Has Z-71 Package.
                                        boxes                              $2400                     call: 508-769-8324          exterior/black leather interior,       crash bar, saddle bags.                                             Silver Blue Color. With
 350 Ramjet Fuel Injection                                                                                                                                                                                   2 Slideout Queen
                                 (2) 8ft, good condition, also         508-254-3858                                               fully loaded with extras, no             Always garaged,                  Master Bedroom,                 Tonneau Cover & Liner.
          Engine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8k Miles, One Owner.
350 Trans., Vintage Gauges.       have ladder rack free if you
                                                                  2002 Jeep Grand                 2006 Volvo S60T                body rust, runs perfect, over-
                                                                                                                                 all great condition. Must see.
                                                                                                                                                                          never been down...              Kids 4 Bunk Bedroom,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Asking $25,000
       $22,500                             buy boxes!                                               Leather Heated Seats                                                                                      Used 1 Season.
                                                                                                                                            $5,780                                                                                            Fran 508-791-9885
    Four Toolboxes
                                            $500                     Cherokee                         Power Everything.                                                       $3,600                              $16,000,
                                                                     Overland Edition                    New Tires.                 Call: 508-826-8216                 Call: 774-696-3030                   Sacrifice, My Loss
    Of Mechanic &                 Call: 508-885-4651                Fully Loaded, Running            Excellent Condition.                 or email:                                                             Is Your Gain.
 Machine-Builder Tools                                                                                   78k Miles.              jaclynsw21@yahoo.com                                                         Very Nice Unit!
                                                                   Boards, Sunroof, Towing
                                                                                                           $15,200                                                                                             Call Rich                  765 HEAVY EQUIPMENT
                                                                    Package, Leather, CD,
       508-867-6706                                                    4WD, 71k Miles.                 774-200-5015                                                      2005 Harley                        860-576-0526 or
                                    1978 Firebird                   Very Good Condition.                                             2002 NISSAN                          Davidson                           860-382-5071
   1950 Chevrolet                                                       NADA $10,925
                                      Formula                         Asking $9,000                 2007 Nissan                       XTERRA SE                        Fat Boy Anniversary
    4-Door Sedan                 V8, 4-speed, too many new          Jeff 508-867-6358               Altima 3.5 SE                  Supercharged, California                    Edition                       Brimfield/                         Payloader
                                  parts to list! Nice cruising                                                                                                         10,250 miles, a lot of
 6-Cylinder, Standard Shift.
  New Factory-Built Motor.       car, includes custom fit car      2006 Chevrolet                  4-Door, Dark Blue/Black        Yellow. Only 90,000 Miles.
                                                                                                                                        4-Wheel Drive,                  chrome, drag bars,                   Sturbridge                     Diesel, Runs Good
                                      cover, color black.                                          Leather Interior. Power                                                                                   Must Sell                            $9997
 Solid Body, Runs Excellent.                                                                                                           Great Condition.                    Super G carb
Needs Interior & Minor Work
                                                                 Silverado For Sale              Options, Traction, Moonroof,
                                                                                                                                     New Exhaust System                asking $13,500 OBO                 Campground Lot!
                                     $8,500 OBO                  4 Door, A/C, V-8, Bed Liner,        Power Heated Seats,                                                                                                                     Chevy Box Truck
     To Be Road-Worthy.                                                                            Bose, Auto. 143k Miles.          Battery, Brakes, Tires.             Call: 508-340-7950                    Was $19,000
           $5900                  Call: 508-278-6219              Running Boards, Remote                                                 $9,900 Firm                                                          NOW $9500                         UPS-Style
                                                                           Starter.                         $9,400                                                                                                                                $3500
       978-760-3453                       After 5pm                                                    508-266-0878                     860-923-0133                                                       My Loss, Your Gain!
                                                                    Call: 857-636-8913                                                  Leave Message                                                        508-989-8165
                                                                                                                                                                         2007 HARLEY                                                           John Deere
                                                                                                                                                                          DAVIDSON                                                             Skidloader
                                                                                                                                  2004 Land Rover                         Soft Tail Deluxe.                   Motor Home                    Needs Motor Work
                                                                                                                                    Freelander                      Black Cherry. Mint Condition.         1998 Holiday
                                                                                                                                                                      Many Extras. 6000 Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rambler                         Let’s Talk, Make
                                                                                                                                  78K miles. Extremely well                    $15,000                                                           An Offer!
                                                                                                                                   maintained, clean Carfax.             Call 860-942-0464               Endeavor Diesel                   Call (508)347-7300
                                                                                                                                  Sport leather interior, faux            Or 978-355-2389                  1 Slide, Low Mileage,
                                                                                                                                  wood grain console, AWD,                                                  Washer/Dryer, Very
                                                                                                                                  tow hitch, cargo area with                                                 Good Condition.
                                                                                                                                       privacy canopy.                   2007 Harley                              $37,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Call 860-774-6128             767 VEHICLES WANTED
                                                                                                                                          $11,400                         Davidson
                                                                                                                                     Call 508-846-0986              XL 1200 N Roadster                    760 VANS/TRUCKS
                                                                                                                                                                     5096 Miles. Mint Condition.
                                                                                                                                                                      Many Added Customized                                               Vehicle Needed!!
                                                                                                                                    GREY NISSAN                     Accessories. Including Vance        1983 Ford Pickup                     If anyone has a car that
                                                                                                                                   PATHFINDER SE                          Hines Exhaust.                     Truck                          runs and can get a sticker
                                                                                                                                      192K automatic                  $7800                                                                and they want to donate it
                                                                                                                                                                                                             6-Cylinder, Clean             to an old man that needs a
                                                                                                                                    w/ 4x4 Hi-Lo Range .                Call 860-966-1660                      Underneath,
                                                                                                                                   Great condition inside,                                                                                   car to get to the stores.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Undercarriage Rust.             Let him know he may be
                                                                                                                                   good condition outside.                                                  Good Mechanics.
                                                                                                                                  Sunroof/Cooper tires/new                                                                                  willing to give you some-
                                                                                                                                    battery. Runs great.
                                                                                                                                                                        2007-2009                                 $1500                          thing for the car.
                                                                                                                                       Asking $3,500.                  Yamaha VStar                           978-760-3453
                                                                                                                                     Call 774-200-7604                1300 Stock Seat                                                     Here is his number!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Call: 508-764-0594
                                                                                                                                                                                                       1987 Chevy Pickup
                                                                                                                                    740 MOTORCYCLES                             $200                    6in. lift, completely rebuilt,
                                                                                                                                                                       Call: 774-230-7158               383 stroker, 35in. tires, lots
   2010 VW Jetta TDI Diesel                                                                                                              1984                                                             of new parts. Awesome           VEHICLE WANTED
                                           Blue Book                                                                                                                                                     monster truck. Great for            Need Donated Vehicle
              $21,949                       $23,775                                                                                    Gold Wing                       745 RECREATIONAL                          mud runnin!!                In Running Condition
                                                                                                                                       Motorcycle                                                         Serious Inquiries Only                 774-922-0384
                                                                                                                                   Custom Paint Job                                                          $3,500 OBRO
                                                                                                                                       (Burgundy)                                                      Call Neal: 508-612-5658
                                                                                                                                      43,000 Miles                        1997 35’                        or: 508-488-0566
                                                                                                                                  FOR SALE OR TRADE                       Holiday                                                           We Buy Junk
                                                                                                                                     508-909-6559                                                            1992 GMC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Diesel Truck
                                                                                                                                      1986 Harley                   Chevy 454 engine, 58,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                              UPS Truck-Style,
                                                                                                                                                                     miles, (6) Michelin tires,
                                                                                                                                      Wide Glide                    queen bed, (2) TVs, Onan
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aluminum Grumman Body,
                                                                                                                                        1340 CCEVO                                                            Shelves. Rebuilt
                                                                                                                                                                      7.0 generator, backup                 Transmission/Motor,
                                                                                                                                     Custom paint, many             camera, (2) new batteries,           New Fuel Tank, Radiator,
                                                                                                                                    upgrades and chrome.             hydraulic leveling jacks,          Steering Box. Dual Wheels,
                                                                                                                                   Comes with original parts                                               11’ Area Behind Seats
                                                                                                                                   and spare chrome parts.                 many extras,
                                                                                                                                                                       excellent condition.                  Excellent Condition              Call Us At:
                                                                                                                                      $6,000 OBO                            $18,000                                                          774-230-8586
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                                                                                                         Family Meal Makeovers
                                                                                                                              (NAPS)                          bread and top with more fresh basil leaves and
                                                                                                          To make family meals more nutritious, the           sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper,
                                                                                                        USDA recommends filling half your plate               if desired.
                                                                                                        with fruits and vegetables. Adding these nutri-          Put nutritious potatoes on your menu for a
                                                                                                        tion powerhouses to your favorite dishes is           healthy snack or light dinner. Top baked pota-
                                                                                                        easy Try these tips from the Produce for
                                                                                                            .                                                 toes with cottage cheese and chives or avoca-
                                                                                                        Better Health Foundation:                             do, chopped tomato and low-fat cheddar
                                                                                                          Create toaster waffle “burritos”—simply             cheese.
                                                                                                        top toasted whole grain waffles with peanut              Top cereal, yogurt or frozen yogurt with
                                                                                                        butter and sliced bananas. Then roll them up          sliced bananas, pineapple or cantaloupe. Make
                                                                                                        to eat on the go.                                     over macaroni and cheese, spaghetti or pizza
                                                                                                          Fill your favorite wrap with shredded let-          with added chopped, cooked broccoli, spinach,
                                                                                                        tuce, chopped avocado and tomato for extra            tomatoes and more. Boost the nutrition in
                                                                                                        goodness.                                             chili by doubling the beans and veggies you
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                                                                                                          Fast, Healthy Lunches

                                                                                                           A big step toward eating
                                                                                                        better lunches can be to fill
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                                                                                                           • Add fruit and nuts to
                                                                                                        salad; top with a low-fat dress-
                                                                                                           • Add chopped tomatoes,
                                                                                                        pineapple or avocado to tuna
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                                                                                                           • Create fruit skewers with
                                                                                                        sliced pineapple, cantaloupe

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                                                                                                        juice and toothpicks. Pack
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                                                                                                           • Spread peanut butter over

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                                                                                                        cereal and a whole banana.
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                                                                                                        ple salsa with leftover grilled     low-sodium canned soup for a        C and fiber or add chopped
   Whether you are cooking                                                                              chicken, pork or as a healthy       heartier lunch.                     pineapple and banana to cot-
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of your favorite foods.                                                                                 finely chopped jalapeño. Each       fruits and nuts. Top with low-      www.FruitsAndVeggiesMore
   For example, here’s an                                                                               serving provides a boost of         fat yogurt.                         Matters.org or Del Monte
unexpected twist on classic                                                                             vitamins C and A.                     • Mix chopped tomatoes            Fresh         Produce        at
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Boyardee as an ingredient.
It’s a wholesome meal that is
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help make and even easier for
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                                  Ravioli Lasagna puts an unexpected twist on a classic pasta dish.
  PAM Original No-Stick
Cooking Spray                     tomatoes and Italian season-       Chef Boyardee as an ingredi-
  1 cup frozen loose cut leaf     ing in medium microwave-           ent in the “Make it
spinach                           safe bowl. Cover with plastic      Boyardeelicious” recipe con-
  2 cans (15 oz each) Chef        wrap and microwave on              test for your chance to win. To
Boyardee® Beef Ravioli            HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until       enter and for more details,
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  1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried Italian   black pepper in small bowl.        29, 2011 through March 11,
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  1 cup 1% low-fat cottage        ture in bottom of baking dish.     recipe, and then check back
cheese                            Top with half of cottage           through April 8, 2012 to vote
  1⁄2 teaspoon ground black       cheese mixture and 1⁄2 cup         on your favorite entries. Void
pepper                            shredded cheese. Repeat lay-       in VT, ND, MD and where pro-
  1 cup shredded Italian          ers. Bake 15 minutes or until      hibited. Purchase required as
blend cheese                      cheese is hot and bubbly.          Chef Boyardee product neces-
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Thinking Inside The Box: Simple Seafood Meals                                                                Complete “Pear-ings”
  Great coastal seafood meals can be easy to
                                                     Prep time: 10 minutes
                                                     Cook time: 35 minutes
                                                                                                           Make Meals More Nutritious
create. Often, all it takes is a little help from    Serves: 4–6
the frozen aisle of your grocery store to make                                                                                (NAPS)                            1/4 teaspoon pepper
delicious dishes that satisfy even the pickiest                                                           The only thing better than snacking on a              2 medium USA Bartlett or Anjou Pears,
                                                       1 (20-oz.) package SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp
eaters. Frozen, already prepared seafood is a          1 (14-oz.) package andouille sausage, cut into   ripe pear is pairing this delicious fruit with        cored and halved
great substitute for beef, pork or chicken in       1⁄4-inch- thick slices                              other whole foods.                                      2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (12
favorite family dishes.                                1 (10-oz.) package frozen vegetable season-        You can add pears to any meal to make it            ounces)
  For example, top macaroni and cheese with         ing blend                                           more nutritious. Pears are an excellent source          4 7-inch round pocket breads
popcorn shrimp or tuck them into tortillas.            1 (32-oz.) container low-sodium, fat-free        of fiber and a good source of vitamin C.                4 ounces soft goat cheese
Toss shrimp scampi with noodles or stuff into       chicken broth                                       Combined with other whole foods, they’ll help           2 cups mixed greens
a baked potato. Try these simple recipes from          1 (14.5-oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes     you follow the USDA’s recommended MyPlate               Pomegranate seeds for garnish
SeaPak Shrimp & Seafood Company:                    with garlic                                         guidelines and get even closer to eating your
     SHRIMP SCAMPI SAUTÉ WITH                          2 cups uncooked long-grain rice                  daily requirement of fruits and vegetables.              Combine oil, pomegranate syrup, pome-
       TOMATOES AND SPINACH                            1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning                         Jump-start your day by adding pears to your         granate juice, salt and pepper. Reserve ? cup
                                                       2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion          cereal or blending them into a mouthwatering          for drizzling on sandwiches.
  Prep time: 5 minutes                                                                                  yogurt smoothie.                                         Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush cut side
  Cook time: 11 minutes                               Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over             When preparing lunch, you can make dish-            of pears with pomegranate vinaigrette. Grill
  Serves: 4                                         medium-high heat, stirring frequently 8 to 10
                                                                                            ,           es more interesting by adding pears. They             cut side down until lightly grill-marked, about
                                                    minutes or until browned. Remove sausage            work well in midday meals, such as sandwich-          5 minutes. Cool. Slice thin.
  1 (18-oz.) carton SeaPak Shrimp Scampi            with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.        es, salads and soups.                                    Place chicken in a dish with remaining
  1 bag (about 6–10 oz.) fresh baby spinach         Add vegetable seasoning blend to hot drip-                                                                vinaigrette. Turn to coat. Remove from vinai-
                                                                                                          Make dinner a complete source of nutrients
  1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes                   pings in Dutch oven and sauté 3 to 5 minutes                                                              grette and grill on medium heat, 6–7 minutes,
                                                                                                        when you add pears to whole-grain pasta or
  8 oz. linguine, cooked and drained (about 4       or until thoroughly heated. Add broth, next 3                                                             until lightly grill-marked. Turn. Brush with
cups)                                                                                                   rice; protein-rich foods such as lean beef,
                                                    ingredients and sausage. Bring to a boil; cover,    chicken and seafood; or produce from acorn            remaining vinaigrette in dish. Cook 6 minutes
  Grated Parmesan cheese                            reduce heat to low, and cook 18 to 20 minutes                                                             or until internal temperature is 170?. Cool.
                                                                                                        squash to zucchini. Surprisingly versatile,
                                                    or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.                                                           Slice thin.
  Cook the shrimp in a 12” skillet for 6 min-                                                           pears can also make desserts naturally sweet.
                                                    Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Bake                                                                 Cut pocket breads in half. Fill halves with
utes. Add the spinach and tomatoes. Cook and        Popcorn Shrimp according to package direc-            For a complete meal in one handy package,
                                                                                                        try this pear and chicken sandwich:                   sliced chick–en, pears, cheese and greens.
stir for 5 to 6 minutes more or until the shrimp    tions. Spoon jambalaya into individual bowls                                                              Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette and garnish
turn pink and the spinach wilts. Add pasta to       or a large serving bowl; top with Popcorn             CASABLANCA PEAR AND CHICKEN                         with pomegranate seeds.
the skillet and toss to coat. Top with a sprinkle   Shrimp. Top with green onions and serve
of Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately      .
                                                                                                                   SANDWICH                                      Yield: Makes 4 servings
                                                    immediately  .                                                                                               For more delicious, healthy recipes, visit
                                                      For more great recipe ideas, visit                  1/4 cup olive oil
    POPCORN SHRIMP JAMBALAYA                                                                                                                                  www.usapears.org. “Like” USA Pears on
                                                    www.SeaPak.com.                                       1/4 cup purchased pomegranate syrup                 Facebook at www.facebook.com/usapears and
  Recipe courtesy of Scott Jones of Jones Is                                                              2 tablespoons pomegranate juice                     on Twitter at @USAPears.
                                                                                                          1/4 teaspoon salt
                                                                                                                                      Friday, February 10, 2012                    • THE EXPRESS • 3

  Blueberry Pancake: Simply Sweet and Easy
              (NAPS)                ties.
  For a quick twist on blue-           Go to www.littlebluedy-            Preheat oven to 425º F. In a
berry flapjacks, why not try a      namos.com and you’ll find          13 x 9-inch pan, evenly spread
Blueberry-Filled        Dutch       loads of recipes and ideas for     butter over bottom and sides.
Pancake? This family-sized          adding blueberries to break-       In a blender, blend eggs, milk,
pancake is quick and easy to        fast and much more.                flour, sugar, salt and vanilla
mix in the blender, and bakes                                          until smooth. Pour batter into
in the oven.                                                           baking dish; bake until pan-
                                        BLUEBERRY-FILLED               cake is golden brown and
  The Dutch pancake puffs as
                                         DUTCH PANCAKE                 puffy, 20 to 25 minutes.
it bakes and quickly settles
down as it cools to be filled                                          Meanwhile, in a small skillet
with big luscious blueberries         2 tablespoons butter, soft-      over medium heat, heat blue-
that are gently poached in          ened                               berries and corn syrup just
syrup.                                6 large eggs                     until the first blueberry pops,
  Fresh and frozen blueber-           1 cup low-fat milk               about 2 minutes; remove from
ries are a great way to start         2⁄3 cup flour                    heat. Remove pancake from
the day Not only do blueber-
        .                             1⁄3 cup sugar                    oven; pour blueberry syrup
ries add fun to breakfast, a          1⁄2 teaspoon salt                into center of the pancake;
whole cup has just 80 calories        1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract     cut into 6 pieces. Serve imme-
and provides fiber, vitamin C,        1 cup blueberries                diately .
manganese and substances              1⁄4 cup light corn syrup or         Yield: 6 portions
that have antioxidant proper-       pure maple syrup                      Per portion: 270 calories, 37
                                                                       g carbohydrate, 10 g total fat

  What A Catch: Seafood                                                                                    Blueberry-Filled Dutch Pancake is a scrumptious dish for breakfast or brunch.

  Benefits Your Health
                                                       findings from hundreds of scientific studies
                                                       and are supported by leading nutrition, public
                                                                                                                Five Pantry Staples
                                                       health and medical experts. But what the
                                                       reports don’t do much of is tell Americans
                                                       how to make this change and add more
                                                       seafood to their diet. The good news is that
                                                                                                                Every Family Needs
                                                       there are easy ways to eat more seafood.
                                                         Chef and nutritionist Robin Miller, who is                                                                                grilled panini, or toss a few
                                                       also the host of Food Network’s “Quick Fix                                                                                  varieties on a frozen cheese
                                                       Meals” and a best-selling author, agrees.                                                                                   pizza before baking.
                                                       “There are many easy tasty ways that people                                                                                   Any of those items also
                                                       can incorporate seafood into their diets,” says                                                                             makes a fantastic addition to
                                                       Miller. “One of my favorite seafood options is                                                                              a frozen or delivered pizza to
                                                       canned tuna or tuna in a pouch, as it is afford-                                                                            create an in–stant crowd-
                                                       able and can be used to make a quick, low-calo-                                                                             pleaser for family or even
                                                       rie meal easily prepared at home.”
                                                                                                                                                                                   entertaining friends, and
                                                         Miller’s new cookbook, “Robin Takes 5,”
                                                                                                                                                                                   you won’t need to spend
                                                       includes 500 recipes each with five ingredients
                                                       or fewer and with 500 calories or less per serv-                                                                            hours in the kitchen knead-
                                                       ing. Robin recommends many different types                                                                                  ing homemade dough or
                                                       of protein, and seafood is a key ingredient in                                                                              chopping vegetables. For
                                                       many of the recipes, such as this one:                                                                                      example, this recipe can be
                                                                                                                                                                                   thrown together in minutes
                                                        TUNA PASTA SALAD WITH ROASTED                                                                                              for instant entertaining.
Easy seafood recipes are in–cluded in Robin Miller’s
new cookbook, “Robin Takes 5.”
                                                                 RED PEPPERS
                                                                                                                                                                                   ROASTED BELL PEPPER
                                                         Serves 4
                                                         Prep time: 10 minutes                                                                                                     AND KALAMATA OLIVE
  Here’s food for thought: Research shows                Cooking time: 10 minutes                                                                                                         PIZZA
that eating a variety of cooked seafood two to           12 ounces spiral pasta
                                                                                                                                                                                     (Serves 4–6)
three times each week has healthy benefits               1⁄2 cup light mayonnaise
                                                                                                                                                                                     12-inch      round     frozen
throughout life. Pregnant and breastfeeding              1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
women are encouraged to eat more seafood                 8 ounces light tuna in water (preferably          Improving on pizza can be fun and easy to do.                           cheese pizza (purchased at
because it boosts their babies’ brain develop-         from the pouch)                                                                                                             the store)
ment. For adults, eating the recommended                 1 cup diced roasted red peppers                                  (NAPS)                   2. Pesto—Spruce up a tra-         1 medium red or yellow
amount of seafood helps protect against the                                                                                                     ditional burger with a touch       onion, thinly sliced
                                                                                                             The next time you’re look-
No. 1 cause of death: heart disease. However,            Cook the pasta according to the package                                                of pesto for bold, basil-rich        4 oz. prosciutto, thinly
                                                                                                           ing to jazz up family pizza
Americans, especially pregnant women, are              directions. Drain and transfer the pasta to a                                            flavors. Serve with potato         sliced
                                                                                                           night, feed the girls during
not eating enough seafood. In fact, most people        large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise                                                fries or chips for barbecue          7 oz. Mezzetta® Roasted
should at least double the amount of seafood           and mustard and add to the pasta. Stir to coat.     “Dancing with the Stars” or
                                                                                                                                                with a twist.                      Red Bell Peppers, sliced
they eat to meet the recommended amounts               Fold in the tuna and roasted peppers. Season        seeking to create unique
                                                                                                                                                   3. Giardiniera—Serve this         2 oz. Mezzetta® Pitted
for the best possible health.                          to taste with salt and freshly ground black         appetizers and party platters
                                                                                                                                                classic Italian relish made        Kalamata Olives, sliced
  Recently the World Health Organization
            ,                                          pepper.                                             for holiday get-togethers,
                                                                                                                                                up of assorted, pickled veg-         1 tsp. fresh oregano,
and the Food and Agriculture Organization of                                                               consider this: One of the eas-
                                                                                                                                                etables alongside pecorino         chopped
the United Nations released a report that                 To add more seafood to your diet and get its     iest and quickest ways to
                                                       health benefits, try these tips:                                                         cheese and cured meats as            1 tsp. fresh basil leaves,
looked at the effects of eating or not eating                                                              punch up a weekday dinner
seafood. The report said if pregnant and                  • Swap Proteins—Replace the usual protein                                             an antipasto platter. Now          chopped
                                                                                                           or im–press your guests is to
breastfeeding women don’t eat plenty of                (such as beef or chicken) in your favorite                                               there are updated varieties          Directions:
                                                                                                           keep your pantry stocked
seafood, their babies might miss out on the            recipes with seafood for a tasty twist. For                                              of this antipasto staple made        1. Cook frozen pizza as
                                                                                                           with glass-packed specialty
best possible brain development. A low-                example, try tuna in your tacos instead of                                               with white wine vinegar and        directed.
                                                                                                           foods that provide conven-
seafood diet can also in–crease the risk of            beef.                                                                                    bright herbs to pair well            2. Five minutes before
                                                                                                           ient options for inspired din-
dying from heart disease. The U.S. govern-                • Incorporate Small Bites—Seafood doesn’t                                             with modern flavors.               pizza is fully cooked, take out
                                                       need to be your main dish; it can be part of        ing and entertaining—with-
ment’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans rec-                                                                                                       4. Assorted Olives—Get          of the oven.
ommend that all adults, including pregnant             snacks, appetizers, even breakfast. Try             out spending a ton of time or
                                                                                                                                                creative and mix several dif-        3. Top with onions, pro-
women, eat more seafood.                               salmon on your bagel or crabmeat in your            money  .
                                                                                                                                                ferent types of more exotic        sciutto and roasted peppers.
  “Many studies have shown that seafood pro-           quiche.                                               Here are five pantry essen-
                                                                                                                                                olives, from bright-green          Sprinkle        with     olives,
vides great health benefits in adults, such as            • Go for Convenience—Busy people need            tials and dish ideas to add in
                                                                                                                                                buttery Castelvetranos to          oregano and basil.
reduced risk for heart disease,” said Dr. J.           quick solutions and seafood is full of nutri-       to your at- home culinary
                                                                                                                                                feta-       or       cheddar         4. Place pizza back in the
Thomas Brenna, Ph.D., professor of human               ents, whether it is fresh, frozen or canned. So     repertoire:
                                                       choose a convenient option that fits your                                                cheese–stuffed olives, for an      oven and bake for additional
nutrition at Cornell University “It is particu-                                                              1. Sun-Dried Tomatoes—
larly important for women to eat sea–food dur-         lifestyle.                                                                               instant appetizer.                 5 minutes.
                                                                                                           Toss olive oil–marinated
ing pregnancy to provide their developing                 For additional recipes and tips about incor-                                             5. Peppers—Layer roasted          5. Let stand for 5 minutes
                                                                                                           sun-dried tomatoes into
babies with crucial nutrients. In fact, limiting       porating seafood into your diet, visit                                                   red bell peppers, fresh moz-       before cutting.
                                                                                                           spaghetti with basil and
or avoiding seafood when you’re pregnant can           www.RobinTakes5.com and www.about-                  Parmesan cheese to add a             zarella and arugula leaves on
result in slower eye and brain development.”           seafood.com.                                                                             rustic bread for delectable
                                                                                                           twist to pasta night.
  These recommendations are based on the

         Seek Comfort in Hearty and Healthy Recipes
                                                                                                       (NAPS)                      when used in place of saturated fat.       1⁄4 tsp ground red pepper
                                                                                       This winter, eat heartily to pacify         It’s also a good source of vitamins E      14 oz extra firm tofu, cubed
                                                                                     comfort food cravings and healthful-          and K and very versatile with a light      1⁄4 cup cilantro, chopped
                                                                                     ly to fuel the body without undesir-          texture, neutral flavor and high heat
                                                                                     able calories.                                tolerance.                                 In large stockpot, heat canola oil
                                                                                       “People crave comfort in the win-              This soup from Glassman’s collec-     over high heat. Add onion, garlic
                                                                                     ter, but unfortunately, they often            tion     combines     beta-carotene?     and ginger and sauté 2–3 minutes.
                                                                                     find it in unhealthy foods,” says Keri        packed sweet potatoes and carrots        Add sweet potatoes, carrots, chile
                                                                                     Glassman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., nation-         with traditional Thai flavors for an     pepper and vegetable stock and
                                                                                     ally recognized nutrition expert and          entrée or meal starter.                  bring to boil over high heat. Reduce
                                                                                     author. “By choosing the right ingre-                                                  to medium-low and simmer until
                                                                                     dients and having inspirational                                                        vegetables are tender (35–40 min-
                                                                                                                                   THAI SWEET POTATO BISQUE                                             .
                                                                                                                                                                            utes), stirring occasionally Allow to
                                                                                     recipes on hand, you can use food to
                                                                                     comfort both your mind and body        .”                                                           .
                                                                                                                                                                            cool slightly Transfer to blender in
                                                                                       To help, she created the “Hearty              1 Tbsp canola oil                      batches, and purée until smooth.
                                                                                     and      Healthy    Winter        Recipe        1 cup chopped yellow onion             Return to stockpot and add coconut
                                                                                     Collection” with nutrient-rich                  2 cloves fresh garlic, chopped         milk, lime juice, curry powder and
                                                                                     ingredients shown to help prevent               1 to 11⁄2 inches fresh ginger root,    red pepper; blend well. Add tofu and
                                                                                     chronic diseases when part of a               finely chopped                           cook another 10 minutes over
                                                                                     healthy lifestyle.                              4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled        me–dium heat, gently stirring once
                                                                                       An ingredient common to all of              and cubed                                or twice. Garnish with cilantro and
                                                                                     her recipes is canola oil. It delivers          3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1⁄2-    serve with Parmesan Whole-Wheat
                                                                                     on heart health because it has the            inch pieces                              Crostini, if desired.
                                                                                     least saturated fat and most omega-3            1 small chile pepper or jalapeño,        Yield: 10 1-cup servings.
                                                                                     fat of all cooking oils, plus it’s free of    chopped                                    The crostini recipe as well as
                                                                                     trans fat and cholesterol. In fact, the         4 cups reduced-fat, reduced-sodi-      Glassman’s entire collection is at
                                                                                     U.S. Food and Drug Administration             um vegetable stock                       www.canolainfo.org.
                                                                                     authorized a qualified health claim             1⁄2 cup light coconut milk
This winter, enjoy hearty and healthy reci–pes such as Thai Sweet Potato Bisque,     for canola oil on its potential to              2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
made with disease-preventing ingredients.                                            reduce the risk of heart disease                1⁄2 tsp curry powder
4 • THE EXPRESS •                          Friday, February 10, 2012

  Thinking Inside The Box: Simple Seafood Meals
                                                                                                                broth, next 3 ingredients and       heat oven to 450 degrees.            Popcorn Shrimp. Top with
                                                                                                                sausage. Bring to a boil;           Bake     Popcorn    Shrimp           green onions and serve
                                                                                                                cover, reduce heat to low, and      according to package direc-          immediately.
                                                                                                                cook 18 to 20 minutes or until      tions. Spoon jambalaya into            For more great recipe
                                                                                                                rice is tender and liquid is        individual bowls or a large          ideas,              visit
                                                                                                                absorbed. Meanwhile, pre-           serving bowl; top with               www.SeaPak.com.

Frozen, easy-to-prepare seafood makes it simple to bring the taste of the coast to the dinner table any night
of the week.
              (NAPS)                   1 (18-oz.) carton SeaPak              1      (20-oz.)      package
   Great coastal seafood             Shrimp Scampi                        SeaPak Popcorn Shrimp                 From top to bottom, California Dried Figs give cheesecake a delicate, fruity flavor and dazzling new look.
meals can be easy to create.           1 bag (about 6–10 oz.) fresh          1      (14-oz.)      package
Often, all it takes is a little      baby spinach                         andouille sausage, cut into
help from the frozen aisle of
your grocery store to make
delicious dishes that satisfy
                                       1 (14.5-oz.) can diced toma-
                                       8 oz. linguine, cooked and
                                                                          1⁄4-inch- thick slices
                                                                             1 (10-oz.) package frozen
                                                                          vegetable seasoning blend
                                                                                                                             Figs Impress
even the pickiest eaters.            drained (about 4 cups)                  1 (32-oz.) container low-
Frozen, already prepared
seafood is a great substitute
for beef, pork or chicken in
                                       Grated Parmesan cheese

                                       Cook the shrimp in a 12”
                                                                          sodium, fat-free chicken
                                                                             1 (14.5-oz.) can fire-roasted
                                                                                                                           Cheesecake Lovers
favorite family dishes.              skillet for 6 minutes. Add the       diced tomatoes with garlic
   For example, top macaroni         spinach and tomatoes. Cook              2 cups uncooked long-
and cheese with popcorn              and stir for 5 to 6 minutes          grain rice                              To create a cheesecake that stands above                  FIG, LEMON & HONEY SAUCE:
shrimp or tuck them into tor-        more or until the shrimp                1 teaspoon Cajun season-           the rest, take chunks of sweet, chewy
                                     turn pink and the spinach            ing                                   California Figs, surround them with zesty                1⁄2 cup water
tillas. Toss shrimp scampi
                                     wilts. Add pasta to the skillet         2 tablespoons thinly sliced        lemon cheesecake filling and top with a light,           1⁄2 cup honey
with noodles or stuff into a
                                     and toss to coat. Top with a         green onion                           luscious, honey fig sauce. Voila—Fig, Lemon              1⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice
baked potato. Try these sim-
                                     sprinkle      of   Parmesan                                                & Honey Cheesecake—a real showstopper.                   1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 1
ple recipes from SeaPak
                                     cheese. Serve immediately   .           Cook sausage in a large              The best varieties of California Dried Figs          tablespoon water
Shrimp & Seafood Company:
                                                                          Dutch oven over medium-               for cooking and snacking are dark purple                 1 cup stemmed, sliced Blue Ribbon
                                                                          high heat, stirring frequent-         Mission and golden Calimyrna. Missions are             Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs
SHRIMP SCAMPI SAUTÉ                      POPCORN SHRIMP                   ly, 8 to 10 minutes or until          sweet with thin skins; Calimyrnas have a
 WITH TOMATOES AND                         JAMBALAYA                      browned. Remove sausage               slightly firmer texture and light nutty flavor.          Adjust oven rack to middle position and
      SPINACH                                                             with a slotted spoon; drain           Both are rich in fiber and flavor and have del-        preheat oven to 325° F. For crust, mix graham
                                       Recipe courtesy of Scott
                                                                          on paper towels. Add veg-             icate edible seeds. Use them interchangeably           cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter.
  Prep time: 5 minutes               Jones of Jones Is Hungry
                                                                          etable seasoning blend to hot         in recipes and keep them on hand for a                 Press into bottom of buttered 9-inch spring-
  Cook time: 11 minutes                Prep time: 10 minutes
                                                                          drippings in Dutch oven and           healthy, satisfying snack.                             form pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, till edges are
  Serves: 4                            Cook time: 35 minutes
                                                                          sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until           Free Recipes                                         golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle
                                       Serves: 4–6
                                                                          thoroughly heated. Add                  You can find more great fig recipes and              evenly with figs.
                                                                                                                sign up for a free newsletter at www.valley-             For cheesecake, beat cream cheese with
                                                                                                                fig.com.                                               electric mixer on medium-low speed until
                                                                                                                                                                       smooth, scraping bowl as needed. Gradually
                                                                                                                  Fig, Lemon & Honey                                   beat in sugar, then sour cream, zest and
                                                                                                                                                                       vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Scrap fill-
                                                                                                                                CHEESECAKE                             ing into pan over figs. Bake on middle rack
                                                                                                                                                                       for 45 to 55 minutes, until almost set in cen-
                                                                                                                 Graham Cracker Crust:                                 ter. Cool. Chill 4 hours or overnight.
                                                                                                                 1 cup graham cracker crumbs                             For sauce, combine water, honey and
                                                                                                                 2 tablespoons granulated sugar                        lemon juice in small saucepan. Stir over
                                                                                                                 3 tablespoons butter, melted                          medium heat until mixture comes to a sim-
                                                                                                                 1 cup stemmed, chopped Blue Ribbon                    mer. Add cornstarch solution and stir for a
                                                                                                                Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid Figs                        few seconds, until thickened. Remove from
                                                                                                                                                                       heat and stir in figs. Cool. Chill until serving
                                                                                                                                CHEESECAKE:                            time.
                                                                                                                  11⁄2 pounds (three 8-ounce packages)
                                                                                                                                                                         To serve, run thin knife around edge of
                                                                                                                cream cheese, softened
                                                                                                                                                                       cheesecake and remove side of pan. Cut into
                                                                                                                  3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
                                                                                                                                                                       wedges and top each with sauce. Garnish
                                                                                                                  1⁄4 cup sour cream
                                                                                                                                                                       with thin slices of lemon and figs, if desired.
                                                                                                                  2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
                                                                                                                                                                       Makes 10 to 12 servings.
                                                                                                                  1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
                                                                                                                  3 large eggs

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