Selectmen interested in regional dispatch: See Page 6 Thursday, August 5, 2010 The Wilbraham-Hampden PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PALMER, MA Fun at PERMIT NO. 22 Casagrande Mailed Tourney Thursdays to every home in Wilbraham Please see page 17 and Hampden Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve ‘Honeysuckle Rose’ School The beat goes on for jazz bassist Committee By Joan Paris Turley Publications Correspondent awards G enevieve Rose of Wilbraham spends her days and nights in conversation. Her sounds may not sound much like contract talking, but if you are part of the jazz Project estimated scene, chances are you will want to talk back. at $64.9 million Rose is a freelance acoustic and electric bassist who also plays classic By Tyler Witkop guitar and performs regularly with Turley Publications Correspondent jazz, big band, Dixieland, vocal and Latin ensembles. WILBRAHAM – A project years in “Jazz music is not just expressive - the making, the Hampden-Wilbraham it’s receptive as well,” Rose is fond of Regional School Committee decided July saying. “The environment and what 27 to award the general contract of the others’ do influence how you play, new Minnechaug Regional High School which leads to an element of reaction to Fontaine Bros., Inc. of 510 Cottage St. (in the music). It’s a form of communi- in Springfield. cation and musical conversation. The With a bid of $53,618,500, Fontaine audience, the energy and support that Bros. was deter- radiates from them, becomes integral mined to be the (to your work).” “lowest eligible and Rose has performed nationally and responsible bidder,” internationally and she has accompa- said Minnechaug nied jazz greats including Claude Building Committee "Fiddler" Williams, who was Count member Mike Flynn Basie’s first guitar player, and known and recommended www.wilbraham for his musical sense of humor and his the company to the times.com swinging, bluesy style. Now deceased, School Committee. he had a musical career that spanned School Committee Vice Chairman the years that built the history of jazz in Scott Chapman read the motion to the its own right. “Fiddler’s” musical full School Committee. Both the endeavors began on guitar at 10 years Minnechaug Building and Regional old. Rose began at 8. School Committees voted unanimously Own Interpretation to accept Fontaine Bros., Inc. and the Rose said she enjoys the element decision was finally made. of improvisation in musical jazz, As of now, the estimated total proj- whether it’s vocal or instrumental. ect cost for the school, pool, and district According to Rose, you perfect playing the piece as it was originally written, TIMES photo by Joan Paris Please see CONTRACT, page 10 Wilbraham’s Genevieve Rose first played classic guitar at age 8 and Please see BASSIST, page 10 now teaches and performs locally, nationally and internationally. Springfield man arraigned in Hampden murder case By Tyler Witkop and Center in critical condition. According Jen Wroblewski to an unidentified neighbor, 90 Main Turley Publications Staff Writers St. is owned by Kurt and Mary Haarmann. HAMPDEN – Jesus Garcia, 19, of Garcia was arraigned in Palmer 314 Fountain St., Springfield, was District Court on the following arrested and arraigned July 30 for the charges: murder, attempt to commit murder of a woman at 90 Main St. The aggravated rape, armed home invasion, TIMES photo by David Miles woman was later identified as 47-year- armed assault to murder, and armed School officials named the general old mother, Valerie Girouard. assault in a dwelling. The charges contractor at the July 27 meeting. Officers from the Hampden Police allegedly took place over a two-day (From left) Vice Chairman Scott TIMES photo by David Miles Department responded to a report at 3 period of July 21 and July 30. a.m. on July 30 of a home invasion. During his arraignment, Garcia Chapman, School Building Last Friday yellow crime scene Upon arrival, officers found that a male appeared in Judge Patricia T. Poehler’s Committee Co-Chair John Lovejoy, tape was up at 90 Main St. in resident had been stabbed and a female courtroom briefly, shirtless and wear- Chairman Peter T. Salerno (right Hampden, site of the alleged July killed. The man remains unidentified center) and Vice and Co-Chair Brian 30 Hampden murder and stabbing. and was sent to Baystate Medical Please see MURDER, page 11 Garbecki (right). Page 2 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 Wilbraham – One of the top 100 places to live – Money Magazine How to Contact Us Phone: 413-682-0007 • Fax: 682-0013 Editorial assistance - email@example.com Sports assistance - firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising assistance - email@example.com DEADLINE FOR NEWS SUBMISSIONS: NOON ON MONDAYS Former Wilbraham resident marries Connecticut doctor WILBRAHAM - Dr. Deneene She is presently in the UConn Doyker became the bride of Richard Anesthesiology Residency Program. Booth on April 26 in Las Vegas, Nev. The bridegroom graduated from The bridge is the daughter of Thomas Minnechaug Regional High School and Doyker of Enfield, Conn. The bride- Western New England College groom is the son of May Booth of (WNEC). He is employed by Wilbraham and the late David Booth. Healthtrax in Connecticut. In the fall, The bride graduated from Fermi he is returning to WNEC School of High School in Enfield and attended Law. the University of Connecticut (UConn) The couple resides in East undergraduate and graduate school. Windsor, Conn. TIMES photo submitted Richard Booth and Deneene Doyker were wed in Las Vegas April 26. Don’t Wait... • Avoid the Crowds • Avoid the Rush • Come in NOW...make your selections and pay TIMES photo submitted Teddy and Stasia Stusick renewed their vows at the Immaculate Conception on 8/14/10 or 8/15/10! Church in Indian Orchard, the same church they originally got married in 50 years ago. NO SALES TAX! Teddy and Stasia Stusick celebrate 50 married years ... We will match the WILBRAHAM – Teddy and Stasia Stusick lus TAX SAVINGS on of Wilbraham recently celebrated their 50th wed- P ding anniversary by renewing their vows at Immaculate Conception Church in Indian Orchard with the Rev. Dariusz Wudarski as the celebrant. A dinner dance was held at the Ludlow Country Club with many family, friends and neighbors in attendance. EVERYTHING IN STORE! The couple was married on June 18, 1960 at Immaculate Conception Church. They are the parents of Ted Stusick of Wilbraham and John even the sale and clearance items! Yazel of Springfield. Ted Stusick retired after 39 years with Stateline Potato Chip Company in Wilbraham. NO INTEREST FINANCING AVAILABLE His wife, the former Stasia Workum, retired after 30 years with Stop & Shop in Springfield. Route 9 – Spencer, MA 01562 508-885-3678 – 1-800-233-0123 Kace golf tournament HOURS: begins registration Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 10-8 Wed. & Sat. 10-5 • Sun. 12-5 WILBRAHAM – The 3rd Annual Kace Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Wilbraham Country Club to benefit the Jeffrey Thomas www.spencerfurniture.com Kace NBD Foundation. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and the shotgun start is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person and include 18 holes of golf, cart and dinner. There will also be free beer sta- tions located throughout the course. Tickets are limited and can be purchased through kacefoundation.org. August 5, 2010 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 3 NEWS About Town By Charles F. Bennett, Tyler Witkop and Kerry Flynn To submit items for possible inclusion in News About Town or other news columns, send to Charles F. Bennett, Editor, Wilbraham Hampden Times, 2341 Boston Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos are welcome. Motorcyclist hits animals forcing the special town election. In a statement the Republican Committee said, “Boilard is a local busi- IN THIS WEEK’S TIMES ness who says he will bring his financial management HAMPDEN – The Hampden Police Department skills to the board of selectmen and ‘will think outside EDITORIAL ..............................................................8 reported that a motorcycle accident at the intersection the box’. ” of Scantic and Cross roads took DINING OUT ..........................................................12 place Sunday, Aug. 1 at 5:30 p.m. HEALTH ................................................................13 The police report said the Wilbraham Democrats to SPORTS ................................................................17 motorcycle operator, John Plaster, 64, hit a domestic animal, later hold caucus Aug. 5 BUSINESS ..............................................................21 reported to be a donkey and a SCHOOLS ..............................................................22 horse, who were in the roadway WILBRAHAM - The Wilbraham Democratic ARTS & LIFESTYLES ..............................................28 www.wilbraham causing him to lose control and Town Committee will hold a caucus of all registered times.com crash. Plaster was taken by ambu- Democrats in the town on Thursday, Aug. 5 at the For an updated lance to Bay State Medical Wilbraham Public Library, 25 Crane Park Drive at 7 THE BEST FRESH listing of calendar Center with non-life threatening p.m. according to committee chairman Todd Luzi. events logon to injuries. No charges were filed. The purpose of the caucus is to select a candidate LOCALLY GROWN www.wilbraham- The animals were reported to be for board of selectman for the special town election to times.com. unhurt. be held Saturday, Sept. 25. The caucus is open to the public, but only registered Democrats in the town of Wilbraham may participate. For more information con- Red, Ripe, Delicious Boilard gets the nomination tact Luzi at 599-4811. Field Grown Tomatoes $1.69 lb WILBRAHAM - Once again Robert J. 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Interested residents should call Hooks a big one… the Board of Selectmen at 566-2151, ext. 100. Ten-year-old Wilbraham Resident, Joey Flag retirement containers Gagnon, stands with Ludlow Taxidermist, Roger Pyzocha holding a 5 pound large- TIMES photo by David Miles to be located at town mouth bass that Joey hooked at Nine Mile locations Pond in Wilbraham July 12. Joey will be Clowning around HAMPDEN – The Board of Selectmen met with receiving a State Pin award for catching the fish. at the Circus… VFW Graves Officer Art Booth July 19 to discuss plac- ing flag retirement containers at convenient locations pastor, and then the burning of the flags in a 55 gallon for residents in town. Booth suggested that the town drum. Selectmen Chairman John D. Flynn said that the School Superintendent Marty O’Shea and have a similar procedure for handling the flags to the Town House and Senior Center would be ideal loca- his son Michael are visited by a Circus Lions Club used eyeglasses drop off containers. tions for the containers. Smirkus clown July 31 at Fountain Park. “We actually have a ceremony to retire (the flags) properly, in accordance with military requirements,” There was a good weekend turnout with profits going to the Wilbraham Hampden Booth said, noting that the VFW usually disposes of New high school to use Academic Trust for school enrichment flags after Memorial Day, on Flag Day, and Veterans Day, as well as at periodic intervals throughout the year energy-efficient products programs. as deemed necessary. The ceremony includes a 21-gun salute, a local WILBRAHAM – During the July 13 Hampden- Wilbraham Regional School Committee meeting, Superintendent of Schools M. 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Wholesale # Retail Special Displays # Lectures Door Prizes # Air Conditioned Hall Admission: $6 Adults # Under 13 free # Parking $5 Fri. and Sat., 10 am -7 pm # Sun., 10 am - 5 pm Bring in this completed form to register for free door prize drawings Name__________________________________________________________________ Address________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip__________________________________________________________ Cell phone ___________________________ (For notification during show) Email______________________________________(For future show notifications) This ad appeared in Turley Publications August 5, 2010 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 5 NEWS ABOUT TOWN from page 4 protect assets and new rules about nursing home bene- fits. During the second part, Ledoux will discuss the use O’Shea said. With the certification is the requirement that of annuities and how to design a pension. To sign-up, the school use Energy Star products. Project Manager call the Hampden Senior Center at 566-5588. Raymond Kinghorn said that this would be something he and the construction team would have to watch. ‘Bridge Party” on Aug. 7 Red Sox raffle benefits Spec HAMPDEN – The second annual Bridge Party will Pond improvements be held on Riverside Drive at 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 7 to celebrate the Chapin Road Bridge. Bring your own WILBRAHAM – The Friends of Recreation is host- chair and a pot luck dish. Call Larry and Virginia Blake ing a Red Sox game raffle with all proceeds going to the at 566-2139 for more information. Spec Pond renovations. The package includes four VIP seats on the third baseline to see the Red Sox against the Planning Board sets public Angels at Fenway on Wednesday, Aug. 16, roundtrip limo service compliments of Century Limousine and forum dates Mark Nowak and a cooler of snacks. TIMES photo by David Miles The drawing will be held at the selectmen’s meeting HAMPDEN – The Hampden Planning Board on Monday, Aug. 9. Each entry costs $20. Entry forms announced that they will hold an informational Public can be found at the Recreation Office, Town Hall, Louis Forum on Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Wednesday, Sept. 15 ‘Swinging at the Gazebo’… & Clark, Wilbraham Library and at other businesses on at 7:30 p.m. in the Town House. The purpose of the Boston Road and on wilbraham-ma.gov/rec. An e-mail forums is to discuss and receive public feedback on zon- Premier Swing Band vocalist Andrea Niki will be sent confirming receipt of raffle entries. ing bylaw amendments and proposals, which will include belts out a tune, one of the big band home occupations, large vehicles, in-law apartments and sounds at the Fountain Park Thursday Adult reading ‘Happy Hour’ any other zoning bylaws of public interest and/or concern. Night Concert July 20. HAMPDEN – The Hampden Public Library Adult Garden Club to meet Aug. 19 of interest can be requested by calling the Hampden Summer Reading Happy Hour (non-alcoholic) will be Senior Center at 566-5588. held Thursday, Aug. 5, at 5:30 p.m. at the library. The HAMPDEN - The August meeting of the Hampden public is invited. There will be a lively discussion of the Garden Club will be held on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. books that were read over the summer. at Academy Hall on Main Street. in Hampden. Minnechaug Football to Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be presented. For more information, call 566-3047 Members are friends will get together to exchange ideas, provide helpful tips and solve problems some gar- welcome players with picnic or check the website at hampden-library.org. deners may have encountered during this growing season. 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The chief said Wilbraham permit to hold combination tag sale, Both Weitz and Stratton attended and some of the other towns could be antique and collectibles booths, animal WILBRAHAM - The Wilbraham the meeting. They briefed Selectmen overwhelmed by an emergency demand exhibition, farmers market and BBQ Board of Selectmen and Town James Thompson and Pat Brady, relay- at UMass. on the grounds of the church on Main Administrator Robert Weitz met with ing a message from Amherst who asked A smaller regional group made up Street on Saturday, Sept. 25. Police Chief Allen Stratton July 26 if there was continued interest. of nearby towns might work better The food will be supplied by regarding the possibility of joining a The Amherst consortium includes because they already have things in Johnsen’s Catering of Boston Road. group to form a regional emergency nine towns, Amherst, Belchertown, common and are natural neighbors. The The fair will take place the same day dispatch operation. East Longmeadow, Hadley, Ludlow, better we know each other, the better as the special town election for select- Weitz said July 28 that a number of Pelham, South Hadley, Ware, we can help each other,” said Stratton. man. state grant-funded studies had been Wilbraham, the South Hadley Fire Weitz also cautioned, “We’re being Pierangelo said there would be undertaken to look into regional dis- District Number 2 and the 26,000-stu- asked (by Amherst) to make a decision approximately 100 participants and patching which included studies by dent University of Massachusetts. without knowing our other options, and projected crowds as big as 700 people Amherst, Monson, Palmer and Regional Approach we’re not sure what our costs will be,” but she cautioned that this would be a Springfield, among others. Amherst had Stratton told the selectmen the he said. first-time event. asked if Wilbraham was interested in AECOM report projected as much as Brady worried that belonging to a The selectmen were assured that being included in their study and $150,000 could be saved with a more smaller group would not necessarily there would be ample parking; at the received a positive response said Weitz. efficient regional approach and there save the town money. “If we are going rear of the church, Gazebo Park, Crane AECOM, the consultants who did could be an opportunity to receive grant to be a junior partner, we should Park, the Masonic Lodge and parking the study for a group of towns and dis- money available. But he cautioned encourage some of our local towns to on one side of Woodland Dell Road. tricts led by Amherst, called a recent there were unknowns like unforeseen join the Amherst group. Bigger is bet- She said the church had held a similar ter,” Brady said. fair prior to Christmas without inci- Thompson, the chairman, asked dent. Thompson asked that Pierangelo that Stratton and Fire Chief Fran Nothe contact the police and fire departments look into the feasibility. And then he to alert them of the event. asked Weitz to contact officials of Also, Thompson said he had been Your dining room will be sophisticated Ludlow, East Longmeadow and Monson to see if there was any interest alerted that several businesses are plan- ning or have been providing entertain- and elegant enough to in joining. Then, Brady and Thompson ment without a license and asked passed a motion to show there was still selectmen’s secretary Pam Beall to entertain your continued interest in the concept but no look into the problem. family & friends. 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August 5, 2010 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 7 Families enjoy fun and Couple enjoys beach in their own backyard support at Teddy Bear Picnic By Merrie Kaye Wilbraham Recreation Department Children played on the playground, got their face painted WILBRAHAM - The Spec Pond Beach opened and participated in teddy bear-themed crafts and games over 50 years ago, and one special couple in town has enjoyed it every year since. Henry and Pat Zanetti moved to Wilbraham in 1959 because of the By Kerry Flynn rural setting, the farmland and the school system. Turley Publications Correspondent They raised their four daughters in town, and Spec Pond was an important part of their summers. The WILBRAHAM – Parents, children and teddy bears Zanetti family appreciated the convenience of a played at the Wilbraham Children’s Museum Teddy beach ‘in their own backyard’ with pure water, clean Bear Picnic last Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which facilities and a family friendly environment. welcomed families and their fluffy friends to enjoy a “Each of our kids learned to swim at the pond. day of fun. Back then there were not so many private pools in The event was organized by the Children’s Museum people’s backyards,” Zanetti said. (WCM) and the Moms Offering Moms Support Over the years, the Zanetti family has seen the (MOMS) Club of Springfield. Spec Pond facility grow and improve. In the 1940s, a About five years ago, the Children’s Museum board local family donated the Spec Pond recreational area of directors uncovered a box of old information that to Wilbraham and the Lion’s Club operated the beach. revealed the 25th anniversary of an event called the In the 1980s control was given to the Wilbraham Parks Teddy Bear Picnic was that year. The board decided to & Recreation Department, which has improved the bring back the event in remembrance of its history, and area over the years. it has been running annually since then. Last year, the The beach was expanded, the pavilion was board ran the event supported by a grant from the town, updated, rafts were set in place and programs were but this year, because of budget issues, they decided to created. All of these improvements added more ben- not run the event unless someone volunteered. efits to encourage their continued patronage. The MOMS Club of Springfield, a chapter of the Fifty two years later, Spec Pond is still a very International MOMS Club, decided to step forward after popular place to cool down and relax during the hot a unanimous vote of approval. “We try to do at least one days of summer. Henry and Pat Zanetti can still be community service project a year that supports families found enjoying the pure refreshing water and the and their children,” said Diane Sitnik, the current presi- family friendly facilities, now with their grandchil- dent of the MOMS Club of Springfield. dren. In order to fund the picnic, the town suggested they Information on Spec Pond can be found at organize a silent auction at the picnic. Prizes were sup- wilbraham-ma.gov/rec. plied by many local businesses, including Six Flags TIMES photo by Kerry Flynn New England, Kid Stuff, and the Scantic Valley YMCA. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Children’s Wags the Dog from the Wiggles met and shared Musemu and will go towards new activities, landscap- his teddy bear with (from left) Bella Gracien, ing, equipment and more. Courtney Tousignant, Elizabeth Roberge and Crafts and Games Chloe House with her stuffed animal named Guests were invited to bring along a teddy bear and Puppy at the Teddy Bear Picnic at the a picnic lunch. Children were able to play on the play- Wilbraham Children’s Museum on July 31. ground, get their face painted and participate in teddy bear-themed crafts and games. Wags the Dog from bership to increase. After the obvious success of the Wiggles (a children’s musical group) made two appear- event from the many attendees and money raised ances during the day. through the silent auction, the community can expect the “The picnic allowed moms to chat and meet new picnic to take place again next year, whether it is run by people,” said Francesca Kotomski, the spokeswoman for the WCM alone or helped by the MOMS Club of the Teddy Bear Picnic. “It also puts kids in a situation to Springfield. meet and play with other kids that’s not in school.” “We look to fill in where there’s need and interest,” TIMES photo submitted Elizabeth Tousignant, the birthday party coordinator Sitnik said. of the Children’s Museum, attended the event with her The summer day picnic offered children a fun time Henry and Pat Zanetti, shown here with daughters, Kelly and Courtney, who brought their stuffed to spend playing with other kids and their teddy bears Recreation Director Bryan Lizt (right), have monkey and pink bear. “We come to the playgroup (at and a chance for parents to meet other families in town enjoyed coming to Spec Pond since they the WCM) during the season at least once a week,” and make new friends. moved to Wilbraham in 1959. Tousignant said. The museum group also advertised their playgroup sessions during the event and offered a discounted price of enrollment in hopes to attract new members. Playgroups take place two times a day from Monday to Friday, and there are public hours on Saturdays. Michelle Boudreau of Hampden is now considering joining a playgroup after the picnic. “It seems like a lot of nice people come here, and I think I could find a great group,” Boudreau said. Introducing the For more information about playgroups visit the museum’s website at wilbrahamchildrensmuseum.org or call 596-2472. The MOMS Club of Springfield also advertised Advantages of their organization during the event and hopes for mem- Platinum Power Platinum VISA from Luso! 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We know you. 596-4525 • email@example.com Page 8 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 QUOTATIONS Editorial of the Week Enjoy what Western Mass has to offer “ The better we know each other, the better we S ummer is here and the hot weather we have cal exhibits, interactive activities and a shootout area can help each other. ” Wilbraham Police Chief Allen Stratton telling the Board of Selectmen July 26 about the upside of forming a regional dispatch group with other local towns. experienced over the last few weeks has drained many people’s energy. Luckily, there are many spots in Western Massachusetts to swim and keep cool as well as many area attractions to enjoy that which is fun for all ages. A visit there is sure to provide lasting memories for basketball enthusiasts of all ages. Young children will be thrilled with the Holyoke Children’s Museum and a ride on the Holyoke Merry- don’t cost a lot of money. Go-Round. “ Twenty years from now, our children will be thinking of now as the “Good ol' days. Times writer Chris Hakala in his Aug. 5 column ” In fact, it’s easy to find things to do that will make the summer memorable for your family without travel- ing far from home. The first place that comes to There is also in the area alot for history buffs to enjoy, including Historic Deerfield. Even if you don’t pay to go inside its buildings and take the tours, the writing about perspectives on changes in Wilbraham mind is Laughing Brook Wildlife mile long street is a lovely place to over the years. Sanctuary in Hampden, a beautiful walk along and its 18th and 19th place, with 356 acres of wood- century homes bring back a sense “ How fortunate we are to have such caring people around us. ” Mary Trebbe of Wilbraham in a letter to the Times lands, meadows, and streams along its four-mile trail system. It was once the home of the beloved children's author of yesteryear. Stockbridge is another relaxing place to visit. It houses the Norman Rockwell Museum and Norman thanking a good Samaritan (a Hampden nurse) for com- ing to her aid at the Hampden Memorial Day Parade. Thornton Burgess and the Rockwell once described this beautiful brook there inspired quiet town as "the best of many of his timeless tales. America, the best of New “ It puts kids in a situation to meet and play with other kids that’s not in school. Wilbraham Children’s Museum’s spokeswoman ” Families or individuals who like to hike also won’t want to miss the variety of free England." In fact, almost any- where in the Berkshires is a Francesca Kotomski talking about the July 30 Teddy summer programs at Mt. good getaway. If you like Bear Picnic held there. Holyoke Range State Park art, you should plan a trip on Route 116 in Amherst. to the Sterling and Francine For those with a more cultural bent, why not visit Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, which attracts Springfield Museums. People drive hours to visit the visitors from around the world and has two special the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden and summer exhibits. The first is titled, “Picasso Looks at Volunteers of the Week it’s right in our backyard. The Lyman and Merry Wood Degas.” It explores Picasso’s lifelong fascination with Museum of Springfield History, which opened recently Degas and shows their works side by side, while the T his week’s volunteer of the week is and houses an extraordinary Indian Motorcycle exhibit. second exhibit features the work of sculptor Juan Jerry Wawrzyk who is a volunteer foot- (The Woods live in Hampden.) Munoz. ball coach for the Wilbraham Recreation The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield is Department. John has donated many another exciting place and offers three levels of histori- Please see ENJOY W. MASS, page 10 hours to improve the youth and high school foot- ball programs. TALK of the TOWNS A mericans Medeiros Williams spend almost Chevrolet. 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The chief said he could wait, he said, “until Fatse, Janet Farrell, Maura Gill, Michelle you guys are three musketeers again.” Glidden, Cheryl Hastings, Robin Hellinger Patty Correspondents The last concert at Fountain Park with percus- and Peter Lake, Edna Lavoie, and Caroline Joan Paris, Rick Rubin, Anne Rutherford, Kerry Flynn sion specialists Entrain July 29 was the best. The Murphy. Martha’s Vineyard band also featured Wilbraham’s Jonathan Brown of Wilbraham has been named own Tony Falcetti showing his keyboard prowess. to the Dean’s List at Daniel Webster College in The weather was great and the addition of the Circus Nashua, New Hampshire. Jonathan was a member of Smirkus tent gave the evening a festive air. Jules the college’s soccer team. He will be transferring to Gaudreau did a fine job as emcee. Spotted with their the University of Massachusetts in Amherst for his friends and families were Chris Hakala, Rita junior year. 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The European students who is a good Samaritan Wilbraham. I have written about changes in take these tests are the best and brightest. And, those schools, changes in the services that the town children are compared to all our children who take the To the editor: offers and changes in the options we have of things to tests. Which is, well, all the children. It's like compar- purchase in town (i.e., the demise of Rice's, etc.). Each ing the best dish from a five star restaurant to the best I read recently in your paper of a “mystery change is difficult for some in town, and although peo- dish at Applebee’s. Not a fair comparison. nurse” from Wilbraham. (Times front page June 17, ple make it through the changes (as we all do in life), In fact, if we look at life in our town and in our “Mystery Nurse at tragic accident scene revealed as there is a certain wistfulness that often accompanies country today, things aren't so bad. Yes, the economy is Wilbraham woman.”) How fortunate we are to have change. People pontificate about the "good old days" lousy and yes, things definitely are different. But, our such caring people around us. and how things in town were different, and less compli- town is beautiful, we have lovely events like the On Memorial Day, May 31, while trying to keep cated, and how things in our country were so much bet- Fountain Park concerts and tree lighting, in my neigh- up with my grandson, age 5, on a float in the ter off back then versus right now. I hear this all the borhood, and I suspect most neighborhoods, people are Memorial Day Hampden parade, I was overcome by time when I talk to friends and colleagues. friendly and helpful, and we have the heat and dehydrated. I fell and hit my head on a They say things like, "nowadays, you good schools and services. grate on the road. Two “angels” on bikes, following can't do this," or "you could do that in my OPINION The longing for the old days comes from perspective. We all the parade, saw me fall. One young woman was a Hampden nurse. She day. Not anymore." To listen to these peo- ple, you would believe that our town and COLUMNIST have faulty memories and what hap- held me upright while the police were called. A our country was utterly crumbling around pens is we remember all the good neighbor rushed over with ice water. A kind police us, with morality, decency, and intellect things and forget petty annoyances. officer arrived and an ambulance came and took me going out the window along with our abili- I know this comes to light for me to the emergency room at Baystate Medical Center. ty to buy fabulous cider donuts. when I hear songs on the radio and All tests were negative, and I was released. Photos From a Bygone Age wince. I think, how can they play My grandfathers served in World War I, one This was clearly brought to mind for me this? Then I remember songs from with the Yankee Division in France and one with the last week when I opened up my Wilbraham- my youth and think, “oh, That's why Balloon Corps. My father and father-in-law served Hampden Times and found that wonderful they play this! It's all a matter of in the Vietnam War, one as a career naval officer and section filled with pictures of the town from perspective. one as a career army officer. My grandchildren, who "the good old days." Called “The Established The good news is that 20 years participate in tee ball and Girl Scouts, have been Edition.” The pictures are, admittedly, a from now, our children will be inspired by their service. They are proud of these smattering of photos from town that really CHRIS HAKALA thinking of now as the “Good ol' servicemen, and I am proud of all the people in reflect availability more than anything else. days.” They will be thinking about Hampden who honored them on Memorial Day. That is, the pictures are photos that people had available how much better off they had it than their and that they knew something about. children...how much simpler life was...how much safer Mary C. Trebbe These pictures show a town that is different than life was... Wilbraham what we have now, and reflect a country where you can And when that happens, remind them of this! see the changes that have occurred over the last 100- Enjoy your summer folks! plus years in dear old Wilbraham. Some of those changes have, in fact, changed the Chris Hakala is a professor of psychology at culture of our town. Western New England College and lives in Wilbraham. The way we do business, the residential areas, the He welcomes feedback at email@example.com. impact of automobiles, the change in work status, etc., have changed forever the way we live life. And the question is, is it all bad? Let's address this question by examining changes from mid century to now in culture and in town. MAINE COAST SUMMER RENTALS In the 1950's, cars were really ingrained in our Soak up the atmosphere of one of Maine’s loveliest coastal towns, Five Islands. These three homes lives. The cars of those days were undoubtedly beauti- overlook the active fishing harbor, where fishermen and lobstermen are busy at work. If you are ful, but they were also big, bulky, difficult to drive, bad looking for that quiet out of the way place to vacation, one of these homes at Five Islands is for you. on gas, unsafe and filled the air with pollutants. Cars Minutes from beautiful Reed State Park, Historic Bath and other mid-coast attractions. today are better on all fronts. 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One of the biggest myths in the media is that our students aren't as Sheepscot Bay Boat Co. • PO Box 378 • Five Islands, ME 04548 207-992-3085 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org Wilbraham meetings schedule Thursday, Aug. 5 7 p.m. Minnechaug Parks and Recreation Superintendent’s Commission Conference Room 6 p.m. Senior Center Housing Authority Democratic Town 7 p.m. Pines Monday - Friday: Committee Open Space and Recreation 7:30 am to 5:00 pm 7 p.m. Wilbraham Library Committee Saturday: 7:30am to NOON 7:15 p.m. Town Office Monday, Aug. 9 Building 1307 Park Street (Route 20) • Palmer, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen 413-289-1016 • 800-662-1016 7 p.m. Town Office Wednesday, Aug. 11 Most Major Credit Cards Accepted Building Board of Water LUBE, OIL & FILTER Commissioners Tuesday, Aug. 10 2 p.m. Town Office Hampden-Wilbraham Building Regional School Committee Hampden meetings schedule Sunday, Aug. 8 7 p.m. Minnechaug Cemetery Commission Superintendent’s 8:30 a.m. Town House Conference Room More Coupons at www.jjacksons.com Tuesday, Aug. 10 Wednesday, Aug. 11 Hampden-Wilbraham Planning Board Regional School Committee 6:30 p.m. Town House Page 10 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 General contractor of Minnechaug building project named CONTRACT from page 1 “Fontaine is extremely excited to get out here,” Kinghorn said who has dealt with offices is $64,996,284. the contractor in the past. Building Committee Co-Chairman Played a Role for Education Brian Garbecki said that Fontaine Bros. The new school, according to will be responsible for the building of Kinghorn’s figures, will be built at a cost the high school, which includes the of $200 per square foot. “This is almost school district offices, swimming pool unheard of,” he said. For comparison, he and door hardware. said the last school he built in Not a Bag of Money Connecticut, which has no model school The Massachusetts School Building program, was completed at a cost of Authority (MSBA) originally approved $380 per square foot. “Prices have come a budget of $82,271,129. MSBA will down significantly,” he said, attributing reimburse 61.73 percent of the school the low cost to the limited amount of building only, which amounts to work in the area. $37,022,742. Hampden and “All of us have played a role for Wilbraham’s estimated share of the total education,” School Committee Chairman project, including district offices and a Peter T. Salerno said. “Advice and coun- $3 million owner’s contingency, is cil was heeded and appreciated. We were $30,973,000. The towns approved a total supported by community groups and share of $34,864,724 on October 29, confronted by others. We offer thanks to 2009. both sides. Trust and respect played a “I would caution everyone that the pivotal role,” he said. difference is not a bag of money that we TIMES staff photo by David Miles The next step in the process is a get to go home with,” Project Manager meeting with the MSBA to look over the Raymond Kinghorn said. “We won’t Wilbraham Selectman Patrick Brady looks over information regarding projections, which at this time appear to know (the total savings) until the project the new Minnechaug Building Project during the Minnechaug School be a significant savings to the state. is completed and we have been audited.” Building Committee meeting. Kinghorn said that he would give Kinghorn said that no one has dis- Fontaine Bros. a notice to proceed, cussed the figures with the MSBA yet accurate assessment. “We don’t know schools including the new high school’s which would allow them to get on site and determined whether the projections exactly how we’re going to end up,” he model, Ashland High School. Others and meet with officials. He noted that the are accurate. He cautioned that the pro- said noting, “What this generally says is include Belchertown High School, contract would take several weeks to jections could either increase or that we’re in pretty good shape.” Green Meadows Elementary School and write up, sorting through all of the legal decrease based on what they feel is an Fontaine Bros. has built multiple Stony Hill Elementary School. issues. Jazz bassist Genevieve Rose keeps the beat BASSIST from page 1 with Benny Waters, a career clarinetist, dents and played with amateur and per- ations, cultures, and backgrounds. Music saxophonist, vocalist, composer and forming professionals since 1997. There creates total equality and everyone has then build on it by adding your own arranger of music, whose versatility and were two Thursday evening concerts. something important to say and con- interpretation so that you perform the virtuosity spanned eight decades and The July 15 concert she played master tribute to the group. We all understand composer’s music as if it were your own. combined all the elements of jazz history jazz saxophonist, Vincent Herring. The each other,” she said. She first learned to play classic gui- from the “Roaring Twenties” through second concert features round-robin col- Rose plans on performing and trav- tar at the Community Music School in post-war Paris and beyond, until his laboration between nationally and inter- eling. She will also continue her educa- Springfield, then at age 9 she played death in 1994. She has joined the nationally known faculty members like tion studies. 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Board of Selectmen July 19, the mated repair cost was roughly $10,000, attorney, Paul R. Rudof made a motion Police Chief Jeff Farnsworth said that Hampden Historical Commission, an and that the cost would likely go up this to waive his right to appear. Hampden the act was not random. Police arrested appointed board, discussed their plans year. She said that there is a program Police Officer Todd Ely and a Garcia at his residence, while he was to look into the renovation of the town’s through the Smithsonian Institute that Massachusetts State Police trooper were asleep. memorial statue on Main Street. The they could look into further. “First we in court along with nearly a dozen of the Officers from Wilbraham including statue contains the names of the town’s have to find someone who can tell us victim’s family members. Police Dog officer Joseph Brewer, East Civil War veterans inscribed on its what to do, then we have to find some- Garcia was led out of the courtroom Longmeadow, Monson, Massachusetts sides. one to fix it,” Witt said, adding that this during a brief recess and did not return. State Police STOP team, and the The statue, the site of the town’s project, especially in terms of research, His defense attorney entered a not guilty Massachusetts CPAC unit assisted in the Memorial Day services, has been in dis- could be a good joint Eagle Scout and plea on his behalf and agreed to his response. repair, and according to Chairwoman Gold Award leadership project for being held without bail. A probably cause hearing is sched- Connie Witt, the name inscriptions scouts. As the case is ongoing, the uled for Tuesday, Aug. 24 in Palmer would need to be completely replaced. 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Page 12 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 DINING Out More than golf at Quaboag Country Club By the Undercover Epicurean enjoyed more of them, as asparagus is her favorite vegetable. A n avid golfer, I decided to try Strawberry Shortcake the Valhalla dining room at The room provided an intimate set- the Quaboag Country Club in ting and the evening was going well Monson at 70 Palmer Road then we remembered that the dessert and called my dining companion to con- was chef’s choice ($5.95) and we won- firm dinner plans. dered what it would be. The waitress The Valhalla is open to the public explained that the dessert changes for dinner June to October on Friday weekly, but it is usually delicious, fresh and Saturdays from 6 to 9 p.m. Since strawberry shortcake. my companion regards your Epicurean We decided on coffee only and as an accomplished golfer, she wanted received the check. As I held my com- to join me for a sumptuous meal in my panion’s chair for her graceful departure natural habitat. from the table, her purse bumped her It is a quick trip up to Route 32 coffee cup which toppled her water south from the center of Palmer or from glass. As the mudslide made its way Monson Road in Wilbraham to Route down the white tablecloth, we made our 32 north. We listened to smooth jazz sincere apologies and bid a fond adieu tunes on the way. to the Quaboag staff. When we entered the Fireside din- I scribbled my dining notes in the ing room we were warmly greeted. Our car as she freshened up beside me. “I friendly waitress seated us by the guess I’ll always be your dining com- widow where the natural light caught panion and never your golf partner if I the fascination and sparkle in my dining burger ($8.95). adjusted her sleeveless pale pink che- continue to use my dinner knife as a companion’s blue eyes. Dinner entrees include Fish and mise, as her dinner was served. The golf putter,” she sighed. Cocktails Chips ($8.95), Turkey Croquettes haddock arrived with the vegetable *** I immediately noticed there wasn’t ($11.95), Blackened Salmon ($13.95), medley and wild rice served in a hot Food Fact - Parmesan Cheese is a a wine list and my left eye began to Pan-seared Herb Chicken (13.95), oval oven crock with drawn butter and a skim milk cheese that dates back to twitch ever so slightly. Baked Haddock ($13.95) and Pan topping of Hollandaise sauce. The 13th century Italy. It is made only from I faced the waitress with a slanted Seared Beef Sirloin Tips ($14.95). I asparagus spears were thin. “Itty- bitty,” April 1 through Nov. 11 each year with squinty eye and we placed our drink ordered the sirloin tips and my compan- she corrects me, “and buried beneath milk from cows that have been feeding orders; vodka and tonic for me with a ion ordered the haddock with asparagus. the haddock.” I guess that must be on fresh pasture. (source – foodrefer- twist of lime and vodka and grapefruit Oversized Salads southern speak for she would have ence.com) juice for my lovely. The drinks arrived The salads were oversized portions, with a basket of fresh rolls and butter so we set them aside deciding to com- foils and we turned our attention to the plete them with our meals. We sipped menu. The menu listed fresh rolls and our drinks as we waited just a few min- house salad as an entrée accompani- utes for our meals to arrive. ment and while the menu didn’t list My sirloin tips were served with a potato or vegetable as included; a mixed tasty serving of broccoli, carrots, zuc- vegetable medley and choice of potato chini and red pepper medley and a or wild rice were also included. small serving of wild rice which was Menu appetizers included soup of also excellent. The sirloin tips were the day ($3.95), Chicken Quesadilla well done and there was a good-sized ($5.95) and bacon-wrapped fresh moz- portion. zarella ($6.95). “It’s too warm in here,” my com- The light fare menu included chick- panion announced to no one in particu- en Caesar salad ($9.95) and a classic lar. She removed her light sweater and Red Hat Ya Ya Sisterhood to hold membership luncheon TIMES photo submitted WILBRAHAM – The Red Hat Ya event. The cost is $18 per person due at Ya Sisterhood of Wilbraham will host a the time of sign-up. Checks can be made Organizers meet to plan Aug. 8 picnic, complete with DJ, steak, membership luncheon and tea cup raffle payable to the Ya Ya Sisterhood of chicken and a keg of beer. at Abruzzo’s Restaurant banquet room Wilbraham and sent to Martha Talbot, 28 on Wednesday, Sept. 22. There will be a social hour from noon to 12:45 p.m. fol- Ripley St., Wilbraham, MA 01095. For reservation or a raffle donation, Hampden VFW plans picnic lowed by a buffet luncheon. call Martha Talbot at 596-8676. The reser- HAMPDEN – District 7 of the chicken dinner is $10 and hot dogs and There is no van available for the vation deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 8. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will hamburgers are $6. The first keg of beer hold a picnic on Sunday, Aug. 8 from is free; after that there will be a cash bar. noon to 10 p.m. at the Hampden VFW. Tickets can be purchased at the VFW The picnic is open to the public. There Post 9397 on Main Street or from Dusti will be a disk jockey and a variety of Wells at 596-9038, (No tickets will be food. sold the day of the picnic.) For more Prices are: Steak dinner is $15, information call Wells at 596-9038. ABRUZZO RESTAURANT on the Lake ABRUZZO RESTAURANT ABRUZZO ABRUZZO Visit Our Website for Upcoming Events! 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(It is possible work in remote areas • Always actively supervise children near a campfire or portable stove. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, apply insect repellent to to get a sunburn in cloudy condi- tions.) Follow posted rules about campfires, a child’s clothing and exposed skin. For more information about outdoor SPRINGFIELD — Campfires, and do not light fires in windy or • Apply sunscreen rated SPF 15 or recreation safety, call Safe Kids at 413- camping gear and hiking trails present excessively dry conditions. higher to your child’s exposed skin 794-6510 or visit www.usa.safekids.org. special safety considerations for families • Keep a bucket of water and a shovel with children. While the preparations for near the fire at all times. Extinguish a family camping trip should include a review of safety guidelines for outdoor the fire completely before going to sleep or leaving the site. House passes Silver Alert bill to recreation, water and falls, parents should also pay attention to potential • Keep matches and lighters out of children’s reach. assist in finding missing seniors hazards specific to camping and hiking. • Never use matches, lighters, candles “Camping is the only situation or any device powered by kerosene, BOSTON – State Rep. Angelo The program provides for a coor- where a family is purposely starting a propane or other heating fuel inside a Puppolo (D-Springfield), a lead spon- dinated, community system by trained fire outdoors a long way from a pressur- tent or camper. sor of the legislation and drafter of the first responders, who can assist in ized water supply or the nearest fire Also, keep these precautions in mind original bill that would establish a locating seniors with Alzheimer’s dis- engine,” said Mandi Summers, co-coor- around the campsite and on the trail: Silver Alert program, announced that ease or other forms of dementia who dinator, Safe Kids of Western Mass. • Keep first aid supplies and emer- the Massachusetts House of have gone missing. headquartered at Baystate Children’s gency phone numbers handy, and Representatives passed the legislation The bill directs law enforcement Hospital. “A campfire is a serious know where the nearest phone is on July 23. and other key response resources to responsibility.” located. Cell phones might not work Rep. Brian Ashe (D- focus in a geographic area consistent In addition to the danger of starting in remote areas. Let friends and rela- Longmeadow), who represents with the missing person’s last known an uncontrolled brush fire, campfires — tives know where you’re going and Hampden supported the legislation. location and uses the reverse 911 system. as well as portable stoves, heaters and when you’re coming home. fuel-burning lanterns — produce carbon • Dress children in layers of clothing to monoxide, an odorless gas that can poi- help prevent heat-related illness and son a child very quickly. hypothermia. A child’s body temper- “Campers die of carbon monoxide ature changes faster than an adult’s. poisoning each year,” said Dr. Ronald • Never let children hike alone. Gross, chief, Trauma and Emergency • Don’t push kids to go on a longer or Surgery Services, Baystate Medical more strenuous hike than they can Center. “If someone near a campfire or handle. Exhausted children are more portable stove seems drowsy, disoriented likely to fall, wander off or otherwise or sick, move that person away from the get injured. Bring plenty of drinking fire immediately to get some fresh air.” water or sports drinks and high-ener- In addition, Safe Kids of Western gy snacks. Mass. recommends these precautions • Kids should wear hiking boots and Complete Care That’s Uniquely You Bridging the gap between injury Hampden County Physician Associates, a leading multi-specialty & Performance. group, takes a patient-centered approach to healthcare. 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The Reunion… Class of ’69 reunites in Wilbraham. Ice Over 65 mem- bers of the Class cream lovers cool off at Randall’s. of 69 recently Youngsters cool off at the Rice Nature gathered at Frankie B’s on Preserve. Rafters cool off on the Deerfield Boston Road for River. Skylar drums at the library. their 40th Class Reunion. Here some of them Readers are encouraged to send in medium to high gathered to look resolution photos for this page by e-mail to over the Times: email@example.com or mail to TIMES, 2341 Boston (Bottom from Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Please note that if you left) Denise (O’Day) Conboy, Sue (Kosek) Corjay, Anne (Galavotti) Briggs, Howard send us a photo of the Times in different parts of the Gilson, Ernie Hamel. (Second row) Annmarie (McCaffrey) Hannah, Beating the heat at R world, please include a recognizable landmark in the Robert (The Mayor) Moynahan, Dave Vandewater, Lance Trevallion. (Top background. 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(*Golf Cart Required) CALL TO RESERVE YOUR STARTING TIME. 859 Stony Hill Rd., Wilbraham, MA • 596-8887 Page 16 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 Backyards Home gardeners: Be alert for Late Blight Disease on tomatoes and other plants Be aware of a danger to tomato plants By Anne Rutherford Turley Publications Correspondent I s it deja-vu all over again? Maybe. On July 29, UMass Amherst sent up a warning to all home gardeners and farmers to be on the look out for “Late Blight,” on tomato and potato plants. The initial source of the pathogen is unknown at this point, but this fungal disease, which can have a devastating affect on tomato and potato crops, was found in Hadley on July 20, the first con- firmed case in Massachusetts this year, TIMES photo submitted according to the UMass press release. The positive diagnosis was made at the Summer wouldn't be summer with- TIMES photo submitted Plant Diagnostic Laboratory at the out tomatoes, so hopefully yours University of Massachusetts Amherst. look just as good - or even better. If you see this on your tomato or potato stems, you've got Late Blight that weather conditions so far this season Send In Samples lesions also develop on upper stems. have not been as conducive to disease It not only threatens home gardens, Firm, brown spots develop on tomato development as they were in 2009. but also the thousands of acres of com- fruit. Careful inspection and monitoring of all mercial potatoes and tomatoes that are Growers need to act quickly to pro- tomato and potato plants and a little grown in Massachusetts and across New tect their garden-grown tomato and pota- luck, a disaster similar to 2009 can be England. UMass is asking gardeners to plants and to make sure that the plants avoided. who think they might have this disease to don’t become a source of spores that In 2009, the source of infected send in samples so the lab can confirm. could infect commercial farms, as Late plants was traced back to the large local Growers who suspect Late Blight on Blight spores are easily dispersed by retail/box stores throughout the region their tomato or potato plants may visit wind. (Ohio to Maine) during June, and out- www.umassvegetable.org for detailed Here are the steps home gardeners breaks were reported over this entire descriptions along with color photos should take, according to UMass region by early July. showing symptoms of the disease. Plant Amherst experts: Gardeners all said that never before samples should be sent to the UMass 1. Examine tomato and potato plants had such an extensive distribution of Plant Diagnostic lab immediately for thoroughly several times a week for infected plants occurred, especially so accurate diagnoses as there are other dis- signs of Late Blight. 2. Spray fungicides early in the season. This combined with eases that can mimic the symptoms of preventively and regularly. 3. Be pre- the cool, wet growing season and the Late Blight. pared to destroy the plants when Late exceptionally contagious nature of the Early Symptoms Blight starts to become severe. TIMES photo submitted disease during cool, rainy, windy weath- One of the most visible early symp- Begin Now er all contributed to a disastrous year for toms of the disease, caused by For growers who want to try to con- Late Blight, up close, on potato farmers and home gardeners. As a result, Phytophthora infestans, is brown lesions trol Late Blight with fungicides, UMass foliage. many farmers across Massachusetts lost on stems, with white fungal growth experts say to begin spraying fungicide their tomato crops and incurred extra developing under moist conditions. now – even before symptoms are seen – fungicide and labor expenses. Classic symptoms are large (at least and continue spraying regularly. “Home gardeners need to be on the “While there has only been one nickel-sized) olive-green to brown spots They suggest using a product that lookout for this very destructive and confirmed case, anyone growing tomato on leaves with slightly fuzzy white fun- contains chlorothalonil. Copper is not infectious plant disease that killed toma- and potato plants should be aware of the gal growth on the underside when condi- very effective on Late Blight. Call a local to and potato plants in gardens and on fact that the disease has been found and tions have been humid (early morning or garden center to find out what products commercial farms throughout the eastern what symptoms they need to look for on after rain). are available. U.S. during the 2009 growing season,” their plants to stop the spread of the dis- Sometimes the lesion border is yel- Petunias, which are closely related says UMass vegetable specialist Ruth ease, infected plants should be removed low or has a water-soaked appearance. to tomatoes and potatoes, can also be Hazzard. and disposed of properly,” Hazzard Leaf lesions begin as tiny irregularly infected by Late Blight and show similar Hazzard points out that it is lucky warns. shaped brown spots. Brown to blackish symptoms. TIMES photo by David Miles Campers learn about emergency care… Campers at the Wilbraham Recreation Department learn about the equipment and procedures in the Fire Department Ambulance with Wilbraham Firefighter Kevin Brown. Counselor Alexa Stebbins (standing, rear) supervises the kids. August 5, 2010 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 21 NEWS AND NOTES This week in recreation from Hampden Park & Rec By Merrie W. Kaye, Administrator Wilbraham Parks and Fall is a great time to visit Fenway Park so we booked you a By Rick Kapinos, Chairman fundraisers include a St. Patrick’s Day Recreation Department Sept. 17 trip to Fenway to see the Hampden Parks and Recreation dinner/dance in March, road race in Red Sox play the Blue Jays. We have W April, and a pig roast and golf tourna- e all like sneak pre- good seats in pavilion Box 18, and Comments from RAH President ment in October. RAH meets once a views, so today we are tickets are on sale now. Dave Turcotte month and recently held its annual going to take a peak Babysitting Class into some of the excit- Every year we have many H ampden’s Parks and meeting in June with the election of the following Officers: Dave Turcotte ing programs we have requests for our Red Recreation Department is Cross Babysitting fortunate to have a longtime – president, Fred Frangie - vice presi- lined up for this fall. dent, Heather Ostrander – treasurer, We are planning our Training Class and will partner like the Recreation be running their updated Association of Hampden (RAH) as we Andrea Stolar – secretary. usual popular programs; Our bylaws are posted in the RAH fall soccer, field hockey, class in October. This work together for the betterment of our class will be held on two town sports and recreation programs link at www.hampdenrec.com. If you flag and Falcon football have any questions, ideas or are inter- and our ever-popular Saturdays at the and facilities. We asked recently elect- Wilbraham Senior Center ed president Dave Turcotte to provide ested in becoming a member please Falcon Volleyball Club. contact any one of the officers or e- This will be our 22nd and includes first aid and an overview of the important work the CPR training. Spaces fill organization does on behalf of our mail firstname.lastname@example.org. year with the Mary Ann Upcoming RAH Events Dance Program on fast, so watch for regis- town. Here are Dave’s comments: tration details coming up “RAH is a non-profit organization Mark your calendar for the Mondays which always upcoming RAH fall events. The sec- adds twists to keep the soon. whose purpose is to work in conjunc- So now you have a tion with the Hampden Parks and ond annual Pig Roast will take place at program current and fun TIMES file photo the VFW on Saturday, Oct. 9. The for ages 2- teens. Merrie Kaye little foretaste of our Recreation Department to provide upcoming programs. youth sports programs and activities RAH Golf Tournament will be held Theater Friday, Oct. 15 at the Hampden For theater lovers we will be Details will be posted on which foster participation, skill devel- opment, teamwork and fun for the Country Club. running our creative Performing Arts our website as they are confirmed. If youth of Hampden. New Spray Park Hours Program on Wednesdays and is the you are part of our ActiveNet family, Our objective is to organize The Spray Park at Memorial Park place to be if your kids are interested you will also receive our monthly e- fundraisers and financially supplement will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., in any aspect of theatre and fun. This newsletter The Whistle, which is a the Parks and Rec. youth sport and seven days a week, through the end of past year we have partnered with the great way to stay informed. recreational agenda. Our annual the summer. creative folks at Let’s Gogh Art for some “Art-rageous” programs in all Notes: Registration for fall com- kinds of artistic expression. We will petitive baseball tryouts runs Aug.17- be offering a program or two of theirs 27. Details on all our programs can the Tri-Town Baseball League for both this fall as well. be found at wilbraham-ma.gov/rec. BASEBALL from page 17 helping with their guidance and adver- Secretary Matt Bleakley and League tising the new league on their website. and have an even better league next on how to get involved with the league, Treasurer John Morin for helping out in Thompson said that he does not year.” please contact Thompson at this endeavor. expect the first season to go perfectly Teams will play on the same fields email@example.com. “They have been part of the process smooth. that they used for spring and summer since the beginning,” he said. “None of “I already told the coaches to expect baseball. Dave Forbes is the sports editor for this could have been accomplished with- a few problems,” he said. “Nothing Plans are also in the works to host Turley Publications. He can be reached out them.” works out perfectly the first time you baseball clinics in the winter. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling He also credited the people who run did it, but we are going to get better at it If you would like more information 413-283-8393 ext. 237. Business New Wilbraham business gives smokers safe and flavorful cigarette alternatives Sells a full line of e-cigarettes, Depending on the model, the user either manually or by inhaling, warms up the atomizer with battery assistance, not harmful to nonsmokers which lights a small amount of nicotine liquid. Each cartridge of nicotine is the equivalent of roughly 10 cig- arettes, depending on the smoker, and cartridges can be By Tyler Witkop refilled. Unlike harmful second-hand cigarette smoke, Turley Publications Correspondent the electronic cigarettes release steam that has no lin- gering odor, or at least none that last longer than a few WILBRAHAM – Everyone today, including toddlers, seconds. seems to know that smoking is bad for one’s health, yet Batteries are rechargeable, and while all of the many smokers find themselves struggling to quit or being models Vapers Haven carry come with a wall charger, told to do so by their doctor and families. New Wilbraham some come with a portable, pocket charger, which business, Vapers Haven, may have the solution. mimics a pack of cigarettes. Lucchesi said that the wall Vapers Haven, located at 2341 Boston Road, in the charger gives a better battery charge than the portable, Wilbraham Shops, sells a full line of electronic ciga- but the portable charger is convenient on the go. rettes, which like cigarettes gives the smoker an amount Different Flavors of nicotine, but unlike cigarettes contains no harmful “We’ve had some customers come in and thank and toxic chemicals like arsenic, jet fuel, tar, and others us,” Lucchesi said. that have been found in cigarettes. The electronic, pen- One advantage electronic cigarettes give the con- like devices give the smoker the feel that they are smok- sumer is the ability to control the amount of nicotine ing and some even look like cigarettes. that enters the body. Cartridges are available in high, “It feels like you’re taking a drag off of a ciga- TIMES staff photo by Tyler Witkop medium, low, and no nicotine levels. Lucchesi said that rette,” co-owner Eva-Maye Lucchesi said. “It makes it Eva-Maye Lucchesi of Wilbraham’s new busi- Camel or Marlboro red smokers may find the high nico- easier to quit and it’s not harmful to someone who tine more suitable, as those are stronger cigarettes. doesn’t smoke.” ness, Vapers Haven in the Wilbraham Shops displays some of the electronic cigarettes Light cigarette smokers may prefer the medium or low Second Store nicotine cartridges. Vapers Haven carries four different models of ciga- available to today’s quitting smoker. For the adventurous, Vapers Haven offers flavored rettes that all include cartridges and battery chargers. nicotine refill liquid. Flavors include chocolate, vanilla, According to Lucchesi, the idea to start the busi- They even carry cigar and pipe models. Owners Dave mint, banana, apple, menthol, and more. Flavors can ness came while she and her husband were at a mall and Eva-Maye Lucchesi have used the products them- even be mixed to create unique new ones to suit indi- and stumbled upon a kiosk that sold electronic ciga- selves and offer assistance to their customers, showing vidual tastes. Lucchesi said that she and her husband rettes. Both smokers, he tried the product, which he them how the product works or how to refill nicotine mix their own and while those are not for sale, if a cus- liked, and she soon did the same. However they discov- cartridges. tomer would like to try a sample, they may. “After a ered that finding product information and customer sup- The Easthampton couple first opened a store on while you get sick of the same flavors,” she said. port were very difficult and time consuming. As a 106 Union St. in Easthampton around December of last For the future, Lucchesi said she would like to per- result, they decided to open their own business to assist year. After a very successful start and with many cus- haps open another store if the business was right. Her others quit smoking enabling them to give real, knowl- tomers from the Wilbraham/Springfield area, they real hope: “I hope everyone stops smoking.” edgeable customer service. decided to open a second store, which officially opened For more information, call Vapers Haven at 599- No Lingering Odor two weeks ago. 0960 or logon to vapershaven.com. Electronic cigarettes work much like a regular cig- Lucchesi said that their customers helped suggest arette, in that the smoker inhales and receives an possible locations and after investigating and visiting Reporter Tyler Witkop can be reached at amount of nicotine into the lungs. However, the ciga- many sites, they settled on their Wilbraham location. email@example.com. rettes are battery operated and require no lighting. Page 22 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 Business Schools Gardens of Wilbraham appoints new executive director SPOTLIGHT The WILBRAHAM – Gardens Wilbraham along with of on Minnechaug Interns Athena Health Care has (Editor’s note: The TIMES spotlights the intern program at Minnechaug Regional High School. This welcomed Debra Davis is the next in a series on interns in the Career Education Program at Minnechaug advised by coordina- to the executive director tor Paula Talmadge.) position at the Gardens Jump rope master of Wilbraham, an active adult community, locat- ed at 2301 Boston Road in Wilbraham. Davis is experi- A lex Baker challenged himself to teach enced in the sales and physical education to Mile Tree marketing aspects with Elementary School students under the over 55 years of work- supervision of mentor Pam Pearson. ing with assisted living Aside from the pressure to learn all the students’ and long-term care names, Alex had the additional challenge of con- facilities for residents of TIMES photo submitted vincing first grade boys to love jumping rope. independent living. Alex met that challenge by demonstrating the Born and raised in Originally from Virginia, jump rope skills he had perfected as part of his the South, Davis lived in Debra Davis, the new own personal training. Suddenly, jumping rope as Williamsburg, Va. for 29 executive director at the fast as possible was “very cool.” years but recently relo- Gardens of Wilbraham, Alex plans on pursuing a career as a physical cated to Massachusetts brings southern hospi- education teacher and is grateful for his internship to accept this position tality to the residents of experience. He found teaching to be much different and be closer to family. the Gardens. from his experiences coaching athletes. As an intern he not only learned how to teach the basics of many different sports to the students but also Center offers free training engaged the students to enjoy keeping fit for life. consultations for businesses Alex believes becoming an elementary school phys- ical education teacher is the career path for him. For more information about the Internship HOLYOKE – The Kittredge Center for Business program at Minnechaug Regional High School, TIMES photo submitted and Workforce Development at Holyoke Community contact Paula Talmadge at firstname.lastname@example.org College is offering free training consultations to busi- Pam Pearson, physical education teacher or call the high school at 596-9011. Minnechaug nesses seeking to grow and manage their enterprise Regional is a member of River East School-to- at Mile Tree Elementary School was assist- more effectively. From strategic planning to management strategies Career, Inc. ed by senior intern Alex Baker. and employee skills training, their network of profes- sionals can help businesses train and build a successful, results-oriented team. Programs include management and supervision, sales, customer service, leadership, communication, social media, and computer training. Charter offers laptop contest for schools For more information, call 552-2339 or e-mail email@example.com. ST. LOUIS, Mo.. – Charter Communications is close on Thursday, Aug. 12 when a panel of judges offering the opportunity to win 50 laptop computers will narrow the entries down to 50 nominations. From for a school of the winner’s choice. The computers Monday, Aug. 16 to Monday, Sept. 20, the public will will be awarded to two schools on Monday, Sept. 27 be able to vote online for the best nominations. Friends of Wilbraham and will be posted on the contest website at Charter will also draw one laptop each day from charter.com/laptop. now through Sunday, Sept. 19 for people who register Seniors sponsor trip Contest nominations are open to anyone 18 years of age and older and can be made online by submit- for Charter’s “Laptop-A-Day Giveaway” by ordering any Charter products through that date. No purchase to Foxwoods ting a story telling why the school should win to the contest’s website at charter.com/laptop. Nominations is necessary. For more information, call Charter at 888-438-2427. WILBRAHAM – Local residents are invited to the Foxwood Resort Casino bus trip, sponsored by the Friends of Wilbraham Seniors, on Wednesday, Oct. 6. The cost is $26 per person. Upon arrival at the casino, Graduations each participant will receive a $10 voucher for food and a $15 voucher for keno. Wilbraham students Sign ups begin on Tuesday, Aug. 3 by calling Jane Stephanie Carlyle earns Soukup at 596-6046. The reservation deadline is graduate from WNEC Monday, Sept. 20. There are 47 seats available on the Masters at WPI… King Ward Bus. SPRINGFIELD – The following students from Wilbraham received degrees from Western New England College on May 22. Michael Bacon graduated cum laude with a How to submit photos and news Bachelor of Arts degree. Sharon Beaudry graduated to the TIMES photo with a Master of Arts in English for Teachers degree. Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES submitted Bernardo Cuadra graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree. Caitlin Fletcher graduated magna Stephanie cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Readers are encouraged to send the TIMES home- town news and photos. Carlyle of Sarah Gentile, Richard Kowalski and William Wilbraham Watkins graduated with a Bachelor of Science degrees News items and press releases should be sent in an received e-mail to the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure in business administration. Sterling Hoerle graduated to include who, what, when, where and why. her Master with a Bachelor of Arts degree. 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She received her BS Alyssa Parker graduated summa cum laude and Charles F. Bennett, Editor from WPI in 2009 and is a 2005 graduate of earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication The Wilbraham-Hampden Times 2341 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095 Minnechaug Regional High School. Carlyle science and disorders. Michelle Berman earned a is the daughter of Michael and Janet Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. Rachel For help with placing display advertisements call Carlyle. Clarke graduated cum laude and received a Bachelor of Jocelyn Walker at 682-0007. Science degree in medical laboratory science. August 5, 2010 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 23 Legals Wilbraham Public Access TV Schedule WILBRAHAM the Planning Office. to allow the construction of August 5 - August 12, 2010 ON CABLE CHANNEL 5 PLANNING BOARD Frederic Fuller an additional detached acces- Thurs, August 5, pm - Fri, August 6, 2010 am Spring Concert PUBLIC HEARING Chairman sory building for use as a 7:00pm WPA News and Weather 12:00 WPATV News & Weather The Wilbraham Planning 8/5,8/12/10 two-car garage on the 7:30 Wilbraham Board of Selectmen Meeting Mon, August 9, pm – Tues, August 10, am Board will hold a Public Robinson property located at 10:00 Old School Rock Band Concert 7:00pm WPATV News & Weather Hearing on Wednesday, WILBRAHAM 776 Ridge Road as shown on 11:30 Power of the Sun 7:30 Representative Review with Angelo August 25, 2010, at 7:45 PLANNING BOARD plans on file in the Planning 12:00 WPA NEWS & Weather Puppolo PM in the Town Office PUBLIC HEARING Office. The Applicants are Fri, August 6, pm – Sat, August 7, am 8:00 Wilbraham United Church Service Building, 240 Springfield The Wilbraham Planning also seeking Ridgeline & 7:00am WPA News & Weather 9:00 White House Chronicle 7:30 NASA 360 – NASA Past, 9:30 Sharing Miracles: Street, on the application of Board will hold a Public Hillside District site plan Present and Future Actress Marcia Gay Harden Diane Toski for a Special Hearing on Wednesday, approval for said construc- 8:00 Charter Oak Romance Writers 10:00 The Arabic Hour Permit as required under August 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM tion as required under 8:30 Yoga for Everyone 11:00 Fountain Park Music – Sections 188.8.131.52 and 4.10 of in the Town Office Building, Section 9.3 of the Wilbraham 9:00 Vintage Mystery Theatre: Blue Horizon Jazz 5 the Wilbraham Zoning By- 240 Springfield Street, on Zoning By-Law. Circumstantial Evidence 12:00am WPATV News & Weather Law to allow construction of the application of James and Frederic Fuller 10:10 Creepy Creature Flicks: Tues, August 10, pm - Wed, August 11, am an accessory in-law apart- Joyce Robinson for a Special Chairman Phantom of the Opera 7:00pm WPATV News & Weather ment in the Toski residence Permit as required under 8/5,8/12/10 12:00 WPA NEWS & Weather 7:30 Real to Reel Sat, August 7, pm - Sun, August 8, am 8:00 Polka Time with Ed Targonski located at 8 Highmoor Drive Section 4.4.8 of the 7:00pm WPA News and Weather 9:00 HWRSD School Committee Meeting as shown on plans on file in Wilbraham Zoning By-Law 7:30 The Lone Ranger 10:30 Physician Focus: 7:55 Spirit of 1787 – Founding of the US Preventing Medication Errors Constitution 11:00 Mass School of Law 8:30 Four Seasons of Taiwan 11:30 House of Yahweh 9:00 US Marine Corps Adventure 12:00 WPATV News & Weather HOW TO SUBMIT LEGAL NOTICES 9:40 Movietime: Dead End Starring Humphrey Bogart Wed, August 11, pm – Thurs, August 12, am 7:00pm WPATV News & Weather 10:20 People’s Republic of China Today 7:30 New England Cuisine- All legal notices to be published in your email. 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Visit www.tur- 11:00 Wilbraham Men’s Glee Club 2008 for the notice(s) in the subject line of ley.com for more information. Obituaries Eleanor Cavanaugh West Springfield and Kathleen Girouard- Ulloa of Medfield; the father of her chil- tions may be made to D'Amour Cancer Center, 3350 Main St., Springfield, MA Chorus, and the Wilbraham Women’s Club Choral Group. She was a member dren Mark Granger of Springfield, dear 01199 or to Shriners' Hospital, 516 of the United Church Players, and per- WILBRAHAM - Eleanor M. (Shea) friend Kurt Haarmann of Hampden . The Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104-2396. formed featured roles in numerous pro- Cavanaugh, 84, of Wilbraham and for- funeral was held at the West Springfield ductions of Gilbert and Sullivan merly of Kenway Drive East Springfield Curran-Jones Funeral Home Aug. 4 with died July 30, 2010 in Mercy Medical burial at the convenience of the family. Eleanor D. Welch operettas. In 1990 she and her daughter Christine won a statewide duet contest Center, Springfield. Eleanor, a daughter Memorial donations may be made to a sponsored by the Mass Federation of of the late Herbert and Catherine (Shea) fund for Valerie's daughters, c/o Bank of WILBRAHAM - Eleanor M. Women’s Clubs. Eleanor was a member Norcross was born in Springfield Aug. America, 478 Main Street, Medfield, (Dunakin) Welch, 89, of Wilbraham of Wilbraham United Church and was 27, 1925. Raised in Springfield she grad- MA, 02052. died July 29 at home. She was born an active member of Grace Union uated from Sacred Heart High School April 4, 1921 in Springfield, a daughter Church for over 40 years where she and the Mercy Hospital School of of the late Earl and Mabel (Helberg) Nursing in 1946. Eleanor was employed Linda Police-Garrity Dunakin. Eleanor lived in Ware for sev- served as a deaconess and committee chair and was a mainstay of the choir. as a registered nurse at Wesson Women’s eral years before returning to She was former President of the Hospital, Springfield for 35 years and WILBRAHAM - Linda Louise Springfield at age 9. Women’s Christian Fellowship and was retired in 1985. Eleanor resided in (DeMarinis) Police-Garrity, 64, passed She grew up in the one of the “bag Ladies”, a group of Springfield most of her life and in away peacefully after a courageous battle East Forest Park women who sewed sleeping bags for Wilbraham for the past 10 years. She with cancer on July 30, 2010 in the com- neighborhood and needy children. She was a longstanding was a communicant of Sacred Heart fort and care of her loving family. Linda was active in the member of the Corona Chapter of the Church and a gold card member of the was the wife of Albert F. Garrity Jr. for former Emmanuel Order of the Eastern Star, the South End John Boyle O’Reilly Club. In addition to 27 years. She was the daughter of the Congregational Neighborhood Club and a 55-year her parents she was predeceased by her late Frederick V. and Rose M. (D'Amore) Church. She gradu- member of the Wilbraham Women’s husband of 51 years Jack M. Cavanaugh DeMarinis, Linda was a Springfield ated from the High Club. She was a former member of the who died in1998. She is survived by a native and a 1963 graduate of the former School of Springfield Country Club. Eleanor was daughter, Nancy J. Pettirossi of Dover, Springfield Technical High School. Commerce in 1939 predeceased by her husband of 65 years, N.H.; a son, Jack M. Cavanaugh and his Linda attended STCC, where she and worked for Robert T. Welch. She is survived by three wife Marie of Wilbraham, six grandchil- received her Surgical Technician Massachusetts children, Stephen of Brewster, Christine dren and three great-grandchildren. Her License; and Cape Cod Community Mutual Life Insurance Company for Clark of East Thetford, Vt., and Martha funeral was Aug. 3 at Sampson’s Chapel College where she became a Registered several years. After moving to Lyman and her husband Gregory of in the Acres followed by the Liturgy of Nurse and began her career in the operat- Wilbraham in 1952, she worked for the Wilbraham. She leaves six grandchildren Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, ing room. Linda worked toward and town of Wilbraham for many years, and seven great- grandchildren. Funeral Springfield. Rites of Committal and received her BSN at both Our Lady of retiring as deputy tax collector. She services were at Grace Union Church, Internment followed in St. Michael’s the Elms and A.I.C. She worked at Cape served as a precinct clerk for local, state Aug. 3. Burial was private. Donations in Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial contri- Cod Hospital, Wesson Hospital, Ludlow and national elections. A gifted vocalist Eleanor’s memory be made to Grace butions may be made to John Boyle Hospital as director of surgery and she was a choir member and soloist at Union Church, Chapel St, Wilbraham, O’Reilly Building Fund, 33 Progress recovery, the former Springfield several local churches, a former mem- MA 01095 or the Wilbraham Women’s Avenue, Springfield, MA. Municipal Hospital as clinical health ber of the Springfield Symphony Club Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 424, director, Mercy Hospital as clinical nurs- Chorus, the Wilbraham Community Wilbraham, MA 01095 Valerie A. Girouard ing supervisor and at Baystate Medical Center, where she worked as an operat- ing room nurse. Linda was a Captain in HAMPDEN - Valerie A. Girouard, the U.S. Army Reserves, Nurses Corps 47, of Hampden died at home unexpect- 2460 Boston Rd during the Persian Gulf War, serving Wilbraham, MA edly July 30, 2010. She was born in stateside in Massachusetts and Springfield, May 22, 1963, the daughter Connecticut. Linda toured most of Turley Publications 01095 of Beverley (Marieb) Girouard and the Northern Europe on skis following her bringing you - late Armand Girouard. Valerie grew up (413) 599-4900 precoparts.com graduation from high school. She taught your local newspaper in Feeding Hills and Springfield, gradu- aerobics and kick boxing at the Scantic • PARTS • SALES SERVICE ating from Putnam High School in 1981. 24 Water Street Lawn Valley YMCA. In addition to her hus- She attended S.T.C.C. and received her band, Linda leaves a daughter, Jennifer Palmer, MA 01069 • SERVICE Mower Tune-Ups ALL MAKES nursing degree. She moved to Hampden L. 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Burial followed in mother Beverly (Marieb) Girouard; two Randalls Farm & Greenhouse Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial 631 Center Street, Ludlow sisters Gina Marie Girouard-O'Neill of Cemetery, Agawam. Memorial contribu- 589-7071 ~ www.randallsfarm.net Page 28 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 5, 2010 ARTS & Lifestyles TIMES photo submitted Eastfield Mall Landscapes presents illusionist at Library… at Children’s Artist Kristine Summer Theater Crimmins will display I llusionist David Garrity will present her oils, acrylics, pas- mind boggling fun at the Children’s tels and watercolor Summer Theater at the Eastfield landscapes in the Mall on Saturday, Aug. 7 with two Brooks Room of the shows at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in Wilbraham Library the Center Court area. through August. Watch a table mysteriously float, Gallery hours are numerous objects disappear and reappear Monday – and many other illusions. As with each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 5 Summer Theater show, this event is free. p.m.; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 596-6141 Every child 12 and under will be entered for more information. into a free raffle and receive a voucher valid for lunch anywhere in the food court for only $2 following the performance. TIMES photo submitted Families should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time to enter the David Garrity will per form his free raffle and receive the $2 meal show “Magic and Beyond” at the voucher. For more information, visit Eastfield Mall as par t of the eastfieldmall.com or contact Eastfield Children’s Summer Theater on Mall at 543-8000. Saturday, Aug. 7. 201 Main St., Monson, MA Free Reading Assessments August 2nd - 20th! Measuring reading progress in SIX key areas: * Phonemic Awareness * Phonics * Reading Fluency * Vocabulary * Reading Comprehension * Eye Tracking Assessments identify instructional needs and strengths of all students and skill levels! Contact Firehouse Learning at 877.863.8960 today! www.Firehouselearning.com TIMES photos submitted Young string players Get Framed! You can now purchase photographs from the Thursday, August 17, 2006 The Wilbraham-Hampden PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PALMER, MA PERMIT NO. 22 participate in String Camp… Six area elementary string students, including Stephanya Moran (left) and Frasier Vachon (right) of the Hampden and Wilbraham Strings and Friends Program, performed with the Mailed Thursdays to every home in Wilbraham Camp Orchestra at the Smith College String Inside A Turley Publication • www.turley.com and Hampden Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve Camp in Northampton, Mass. on July 23 at Browse through all the photos taken by our staff photographers that Sage Hall on the college campus. appear in our paper each week. You’ll also be able to view and purchase many photos that didn’t make it into print. Artist Sue Nieske to give colored Visit www.turley.com click on Newspapers then click pencil and pastel workshop on our photo button. HAMPDEN – Artist Sue Nieske of Wilbraham will run a four-week workshop that will focus on creating paintings with colored pencils and pastel. Attendees will learn how to use these versatile and artistic medium. Nieske has studied art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been traveling throughout the Northeast taking pastel workshops for the past 15 years. Her pastel landscapes focus on bold and innovative color. The workshop will be held at the Hampden Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 6 and Aug. 27 from noon to 2 p.m. The cost is $50 and a materials list will be provid- ed upon registration. Some supports will be provided. All ability levels are welcome. To sign up, call the Hampden Senior Center at 566-5588. Jimmy Mazz cruises 1950s WEST SPRINGFIELD - Take a nostalgic ride through the classic tunes of the 1950’s with singer and entertainer Jimmy Mazz on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at The Majestic Theater in West Springfield. Jimmy Mazz’s show titled “Cruisin’ Thru The Fifties” will feature covers of artists such as Elvis, Conway Twitty, Bobby Darin, Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry and Bill Haley. Ben Ashley will make a special appearance reprising his Buddy Holly role. For tickets call the Majestic Theater Box Office at 747-7797 or by visiting majestictheater.com.