Volume 14 Issue 6 September 2008 Issue Page 1
Community Identity Through Communication
Publishe d M ont hly by: A.P.P.L.E. S eed, Inc. Average P eople P romoting a L oving E nvironment PO Box 411 Brookfield, M A 01506
Funde d in part by The Gre ater W orce ster Community F ou ndat ion and the Brookfie ld Commu nit y Clu b
Tantasqua/Union 61 Schools Kick Senator Stephen M. Brewer and
Off Strategic Planning With Representative Anne M. Gobi
Community Survey Secure Funding for the Quaboag Historical Society’s 350th
Representative Gobi was successful in securing $25,000
The Ad Hoc Strategic Planning
for the Quaboag Historical Society during the House’s budget
Committee, comprised of representatives
debate in April. Shortly after the adoption of the Senate budget on
fro m the Tantasqua, Brimfield, Brookfie ld,
May 22, 2008, Senator Brewer was appointed by the Senate
Holland, Sturbridge , and Wales School
President to serve on the six-me mber Conference Committee,
Co mmittees , began the process of
providing him with a key position to ensure the funding re mained
identifying strategic priorities to guide the
in the final product sent to the Governor. However, the Governor
schools over the next few years. The
eliminated the $25,000 earmark for the Quaboag Historical
committee will ask a broad base of
Society, requiring a two-thirds vote by the Legis lature to overturn
community people , bus iness leaders ,
parents , teachers , and students in the five
“I am delighted that our fellow Legislators voted to
towns to complete a short survey to analyze
overturn this veto,” said Senator Brewer. “The Historic al Society
the strengths of the schools and to identify
has been working diligently to plan an extraordinary event and
key areas for e mphasis.
this money will not only enhance the celebration of the
Danie l G. Durgin, Superintendent of
anniversary, but it will also ensure that the area’s history is
Schools and co-chair of the committee,
along with Peter O’Connell of Brookfie ld,
"The funds will ass ist the Quaboag Historical Society in
said “We cannot keep our schools on the
pro moting what promises to be a grand celebration," stated
cutting edge without the advice and support
fro m the people of our five towns. The
The 350th Anniversary of the Quaboag Plantation is in
voters have always supported education,
2010 and the towns of Brookfield, East Brookfie ld, New Braintree,
even in difficult financial times , because they
North Brookfield, Warren and West Brookfield are bus ily preparing
know that our economy is knowledge-driven
for the year-long celebration. In 1960, the towns celebrated the
and our communities depend on an
(Continued on page 3)
educated citizenry. We hope to receive
hundreds of completed surveys and we will CONTENTS
report the results in late fall. The committee 2. As the Pedals Turn; Dairy Farm B ill; TMA Variety Show
will review the data and begin identifying 3. Behind the Lens;
priorities and imple mentation steps during 4. Library News
the fall and w inter.” 5 Fo lding Corner; BUUC Annual Yard Sale ; Contradance;
The survey takes less than 10 DivorceCare
minutes to complete and can be found 6. Letter fro m Dad
www.tantasqua.org; in paper
online at www.tantasqua.org 7. Police Patrol; Co ming Soon: Serve New England; Helpful
format in each of the post offices in the five Te lephone numbers for Seniors
towns; or by c alling the Superintendent’s 8. Fin, Fur, & Feathers
Office. Me mbers of the Ad Hoc Strategic 9. Hot Issues fro m Fire Dept.; Church Services; Council on
Planning Committee will contact community Aging
and bus iness leaders to encourage the m to 10. Battle of the Bands Winners
complete the survey as well. Parents, 11. Fuel Ass istance ; From the Pastor’s Desk
students, and teachers will be able to 12. Brookfie ld Senior Citizens; DPHS 50th Reunion
complete the survey in the schools’ 13. Unc le Phil Wants You...
computer labs at back-to-school programs 14. Staff; Recreation News; Acting Up at Stageloft
or on other scheduled nights. 15. Kids’ Corner
16. Event Listing
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As the Pedals Turn BREWER ANNOUNCES DAIRY FARM
Anne Gobi PRESERVATION BILL IS NOW LAW
At the beginning of August I took Bost on – Senat or Stephen M. Brewer (D-Barre) announced today
part in my fourth Pan Mass Challenge bike that the bill preserving Massachusetts dairy farms is now law.
ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown to “I am thrilled that the Governor has recognized the need to
raise money for Dana Farber and the Jimmy protect our dairy farms in the Commonwealth by signing this bill
Fund. I often have people ask why would into law ," said Senator Brewer. “Since July 2006, I have worked
ride 192 miles? Two days of riding and a hard to ensure that the dairy farms , and agriculture as a whole,
few sore muscles is a very s mall price to continue to be a part of the Massachusetts economy. I believe
pay when you see people struggling with that we are very close to accomplishing the goals set forth by the
cancer and its side effects. Each one of us Dairy Farm Revitalization Task Force to assist the farming
has been affected by cancer e ither dealing community.”
with their own illness or knowing loved The Dairy Farm Revitalization Task Force , which Senator
ones that are afflicted, and each one of us Brewer served on, completed its work last fall. Building upon the
has helped in one way or another to work of the task force, this new law will enable the Department of
combat c ancer. Agricultural Resources to offer technic al ass istance and funds to
The State budget, which all of us farmers , mak ing the m e ligible for loans for up to $500,000; it
have a monetary stake in, contains line establishes the Massachusetts Dairy Pro motion Board to boost the
ite ms for cancer screening and cancer profile and operations of local dairy farms ; and it will both
prevention programs. This year, the Life improve and expand upon current dairy farm technologies , and
Sciences Bill was passed, a bill that fund advertis ing and the utilization of advanced farming practices
received overwhelming support from the in the state.
public , the Governor, the Legis lature , the Since 1980, the number of dairy farme rs in Massachusetts
business and medical communities. We has plummeted from more than 800 to fewer than 200. The bill
are well aware we live in a State rich with will he lp preserve existing dairy farms and promote the industry
educational and medic al fac ilities that are as a legitimate and essential career choice for future farmers.
the envy of the world. We also possess the This new statute will also establish a commiss ion to analyze and
greatest of resources; individuals blessed recommend options for improvement of new farming
with great talents that labor to improve the technologies.
quality of life for others. Governor Patrick signed this legislation on August 14, 2008
In 1970 my unc le Free man was and it is now referred to as Chapt er 310 of the Acts of 2008. This
diagnosed with brain cancer; at the time he new law is effective immediately.
was the only person I knew with cancer
and it was considered a rare occurrence. A TMA 1st Annual Community Variety Show
decade later his brother, my unc le Walter, by JoLynn Klier
was also diagnosed with brain cancer. In Tantas qua Mus ic Association is proud to announce our
just 10 years the treatments had advanced first annual Community Variety Show on Saturday, September
to a degree that allowed my uncle Walter to 27 and Sunday, September 28. This show "We've Got Talent!"
enjoy a number of years of a quality life , will feature area music groups , faculty performances , local
far exceeding that of his brother. dance studios, our first ever Adult Show Choir, and many
Today, c ancer is not rare , and while more. Our program will include Mallory Park (with B rookfield's
we can engage in a discussion on the own Elise Provost, Paul Provost, George Dellomo , and John
various purported causes, we ultimately Vicaire), Harmony 421, Marshall "Rick " Munnis , Tantas qua's
are faced with the reality that cancer does very own Hannah Montana, the Tantasqua Drum Line and many
not discriminate and that it is necessary to other surprises.
somehow be a part of the quest for a cure. Performances will be at 7:30 PM on September 27 and
On the second day of the Pan Mass I 2:00 on September 28 at Tantasqua Regional High
met Jack O’Riordan in Brewster, he was School. Tickets will be $10 for Adults and $7 for Students/
holding a s ign that read “I am 12, thanks Seniors. Please call Susan Murphy at 508-347-9901 for
to you” That’s why I ride and why I will tickets. All proceeds will benefit both junior and senior high
again. Anne Gobi music programs.
There’s No Pun Like a Sy nony m Pun The Tantas qua Mus ic Association is a volunteer,
nonprofit community organization dedicated to helping enrich
He who jumps off a bridge in Paris is in the instrumental and choral programs at our junior and senior
Seine. high schools. Last year, we funded uniforms , instruments ,
A man’s ho me is his c astle , in a manor of competition fees, costumes, props, scholarships , equipment,
speaking. and much more. Spend a fantastic evening or afternoon with
Dijon vu -the same mustard as be fore. the best of the area's talent and help support our music
Volume 14 Issue 6 September 2008 Issue Page 3
Behind the Lens firstname.lastname@example.org and I will upload it to my website.
www.jamesphotographics.net By James I will then view all the images and choose the best
one and post the winner; and there is also a prize ....
As mentioned in the previous artic le , today we a $25.00 Gift Certificate from a local restaurant
are going to talk about Co mposition and the Rule of compliments of james photographics.
Composition – don’t just take the picture ask So get out there and create some great images!
yourself what am I trying to achieve? Reme mber every
image you take should tell a story, whether it’s a barn james
in the field or a beautiful sunset your image needs to
grab the attention of the person looking at it. Your (Continued from page 1) Quaboag Historical Funding
image should have a point of interest, like the barn or
sunset. Points of interest (subject matter) are all 300th anniversary over a three-day weekend that featured
around us , you just need to put that into an image. An activities in each town and a parade in West Brookfield,
example would be if you were to shoot some pictures which included monetary prizes for the best marching
of your child don’t just take the picture; put your point unit. The Quaboag Historical Society is leading the efforts
of interest on their eyes with a wide aperture setting to produce another spectacular event highlighting the
and your image will pop! Second, your image should plantation. Many of these projects will have long-term
have Balance , plac ing your subject off-center rather benefits for the region. The Steering Committee is
than in the middle creates balance. With your image currently working on planning a parade and securing a
off-center it is balanc ing the weight with the other band for the September finale weekend; creating historic
subject(s) within the image. Also be creative when you tours in each town complete with guides; and publishing
shoot -- go high or low, at an angle or anything that’s a a comme morative booklet.
little different, and your image will be in balance.
Remember what I mentioned earlier about opening to a
wider aperture ; if your came ra has manual settings it’s
actually best to operate it that way because “you” are
controlling the came ra. Leaving it on “P” does not
stand for Professional! A wider aperture focus’s on a
point and then blurs the background and possibly the
foreground giving you a different look. Making the
aperture s maller increases the depth of fie ld making
just about everything in focus , again a different look.
Can you see what we are doing here - we are “creating
a photograph” not just tak ing pictures.
“Rule of thirds ” -- just imagine breaking down
your image into thirds both horizontally and vertically
so you have 9 equal squares in the viewfinder or LCD
screen of your camera. The theory behind this is to
place your points of interest in the intersections of the Lamoureux Ad
lines and giving your photograph balance. You c an
also use these lines to place your sunsets straight and
to the bottom of the image thus creating a natural way
Now here is your photo assignment for
September: “Faces” -- This what you need to do, after
you photograph your image ; send it to me at
Practice safe eating - always use condiments.
Shotgun wedding: a case of wife or death.
A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.
A hangover is the wrath of grapes.
Does the name Pavlov ring a be ll?
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Libra ry News Dave Pelzer, author of A Child Called It. A
Bre nda Metterville Community We llness Night is sponsored by the
Tantas qua High School and the Tri-Town Domestic
Violence Task Force. Join us in attending this event.
Internet Safety at the Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m. Making H ay
Merrick Public Library, will be by John Jeppson. A return vis it w ith John for all of
presented by District Attorney us who read his book this summe r! Come re minisce
Joseph D. Early, Jr.’s Co mmunity with tales of Oakho lm. Books are available for
& School Outreach Program. A hard-hitting purchase (Checks made out to Tide Pool Press,
presentation for parent’s only is scheduled for $29.40) or to borrow from the library.
Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m. Students (and Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m. Bob Wilder
parents) are welcome to attend Thursday, September will present “Going Postal in Brookfield! The military
11 at 4:00 p.m. The presentation will highlight tips and Benjamin Frank lin’s impact on the town of
to use and to stay safe on-line. Trends and dangers Brookfield and the old Post Road.”
will be discussed, cyber-bullying, along with Library hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 to
responsible use of the computer. This program is 8:00, Wednesday and Friday 11:00 to 5:00, Saturday
being jointly sponsored by the B rookfield Library and 10:00 to 1:00, closed Sunday and Monday.
the Brookfield Police Department. Telephone: 508 867 6339 Fax: 508 867 2981.
Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. is SENIORS Reminder, it’s all FREE! Check out our blog at
CITIZENS ONLY! ON THE COMPUTERS. Join us in merrickpublic library.blogspot.com
learning how to get on the Internet, use a mouse, Thanks to a
write e-mail, play games , tour the White House and generous donation
whatever adventure comes along. If you have a fro m the
particular co mputer skill you’d like to acquire, please Brookfields ' Lion
bring your notebook and join us . Our group already Club and their
stays for the entire two hours and envoy's a fine motto "WE SERVE"!
camaraderie. The library's
Wednesdays 11:30 a.m. Pre-school story teller collection is richer
Mrs. Cindy Kenyon, is s ponsored by Community with new large
Partnership for Children. Mrs. Kenyon will present a print books, books
story and a craft and says she’s “super excited” on CD and books
about reading fun stories to the young children in on cassette. Check
our community. Sign up is not necessary. them out!
Fridays 11:30 a.m. Pre-school music , songs
Ms. Coro will
and laughter with Ms. Coro. Join us for a “He llo,
continue to share
everybody! How do you do?” with danc ing,
music and fun on
instruments , and an opportunity to catch the beat.
Fridays at 11:30,
Fridays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.—We’re adding a little
more to the afternoon than just Arts and Crafts: We
September 5 and
are going to introduce games ! Wii (of course) and
perhaps a Stratego tournament, c hecke rs ,
school year. All
hopscotch—maybe some Guitar Hero! Our focus
are welcome to
will also be on providing students with time ,
materials and storage for school projects.
Banister Book Group: For book choices we are
taking a note fro m our co mmunity. We will begin
with a couple of Tantasqua High School books, Three
Cups of Tea & A Child Called It .
Tuesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m. Three Cups
of Tea: One Man’s Missio n to Promote Peace...One
Sc hool At A Time. By Greg Mortenson and David
“Three Cups of Tea is one of the most
remarkable adventure stories of our time. Greg
Mortenson’s dangerous and difficult quest to build
schools in the wildest parts of Pak istan and
Afghanistan is not only a thrilling read, it’s proof that
one ordinary person, with the right combination of
character and determination, really can change the
world.” -To m Brokaw
Tuesday, October 21 at Tantasqua High School,
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BUUC Annua l Ya rd Sale The Folding Co rne r
The Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church will
hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, October 11 Pa ul Sha iler jumped in head
fro m 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., the same day as the first and joined my ever faithful
Brookfield Apple Country Fair. This multi-family sale re gulars , Marg ue rit e De smo nd,
will take place rain or shine. There will be hundreds Barbara Cla ncy , Caroly n Murray ,
of ite ms including gently used c lothing, books, knick- Neat a Campbell, Pa uline Merrick,
knacks and collectables. There will be something for and “The Phant um,” who shows up when he has time
everyone. The Brookfield Unitarian Universalist and does a few hundred copies (thanks , Phantum). We
Church is located on the Common in Brookfield. also had help fro m the Hellers and the Transfer
St at ion , both groups chipping in some time to help
Back by Popular De mand! get their newsletter inserts into the mix. Thank you
all for your much appreciated assistance at the
The Brookfield Cultural Council will again
August Folding Party. It was great to have the extra
sponsor a fall-themed contradance at the Brookfield
help, and, we did finish just shortly after 8:00 p.m.
Town Hall. This time , however, we will inc lude a
Our next Folding Party will be on September
pumpkin decorating contest as part of the festivities.
24th. all we need now is the rest of the stragglers.
The dance will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2008,
fro m 7 to 10 p.m. Admiss ion is $3 per person. The
contradance will be a traditional New England folk
dance , with a caller giving the instructions for the
dance steps. Live mus ic will fill the hall. The dance is
open to all ages and all levels of experience. Dress is
casual, and a danc ing partner is not necessary. Carved
and painted pumpk ins of all s izes and shapes are
welcome! Co me enjoy a night of good old-fashioned
fun at town hall! For more information, contact Kate
or B ill S imps o n at (508) 867 -689 7 or
brookfieldc ulturalcounc email@example.com
Farme rs Market, all Summe r, Sundays 11 -1
Twelve Thursday Evenings
Starting September 11, 2008 At
Brookfield Congregational Church
Most people will tell you that separation and
divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences
they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel
isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve
never faced before. People benefit fro m DivorceCare
whether they are in the process of separation and divorce
or even if it has been many years s ince their divorce.
DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face
these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
Each DivorceCare session has two distinct e lements:
A Seminar with Experts
During the first 30–40 minutes of the meeting, each
DivorceCare group watches a video seminar featuring top
experts on divorce and recovery subjects. These videos
are produced in an interesting-to-watch televis ion magaz ine format featuring expert interviews, real-life c ase studies
and on-location video.
A Support Group with Focus
After viewing the video, DivorceCare group partic ipants spend time as a support group, discussing what was
presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group me mbers.
Mrs. Priscilla Bilz , an experienced DivorceCare Fac ilitator will be leading the group. The only cost is for the
workbook ($12.00). Please call Pastor Ellie at the church office with questions or to let us know you are interested
in attending (508-867-6262). Advance registration is helpful in order for us to have enough workbooks available.
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Letter fro m Dad The reason I had to write was that now that I can
By Patric k O’Leary observe all that life has to offer, it gets incredibly
frustrating to be unable to partic ipate. If I knew then
My girlfriend’s English course how much life I’d been miss ing, I would have lived
teacher thought it would be good for differently. After all, it’s all too easy to fall into the
her to write an artic le ‘As her late , pattern of ‘work, ho me, s leep, repeat’, and forget
great father would write it to her.’ Lacking that there’s a whole planet out there to explore and
imagination in this departme nt, she turned it over enjoy. All the gorgeous women in the world are now
to me. Let’s see what you think.... mine to observe, yet I can’t seduce, romance , or even
I can only regret that it took a school assignment amuse- much less make love with- any of the m.
for me to be able to let you know how I, your father, Those privileges are only afforded those still
feel. You c an hardly blame me ; If somebody came constrained in your earthly, mortal she lls . He f’ will
up to you on the street, saying, “’Scuse me, miss , never, so long as he lives, know just how packed his
letter from your dead father here ,” you’d think they parties at the mans ion really get, or how many
were crazy, yeah? celebrities are in attendance. Even those partic ipants
Now that that’s out of the way, let me make a who may only have a few months be fore joining us
few things c lear. I see this letter has no limit. Good on this side get to experience the simple pleasure of
thing, too, as I could spend the 300-word minimum a caress across the skin, which we will never feel
just grousing about that ‘the way they used to write again.
‘em!’ part. Le mme ’tell ya,’ Teach, there were some Sometimes it gets tiresome , like being able to
guys I grew up with that had writing skills so poor lounge around, looking at an immense all-you-can-
that reading ’e m would be like listening to nails eat buffet of all the food in the world, but forbidden
across a blackboard to you. Some could’ve written to taste a s ingle morsel. At times , you lose interest,
rings around Hemingway. Me, I’ve always been what and the feeling you get is as if you’re looking across
my wife called, ‘a little windy,’ so kick back and the ocean, feeling your mind e mpty a little more with
enjoy. After all, I only died three years ago- my the rushing and receding of each wave …times a
linguistic abilities haven’t s uffered appreciably. See? thousand. Some spirits let the feeling seep into
“Events relevant to my time period would them, to the point of dis integration of sentience. It’s
inc lude Vietnam, but those of us in Puerto Rico how we finally die , forever.
didn’t have the daily deliveries of bagged ho metown True writers are often those whose minds are
heroes arriving the way the Continental U.S. of A. exquis itely tuned to our world, and those of us who
did. We worried about getting nuked by a wayward choose to become ‘muses’ can channel our stories ,
miss ile, and occasionally the rum producers would making the authors our mediums , so to speak. I
cite a mysterious war-induced shortage to jack up don’t wish to use you for anything more than to say,
prices, but I, for one, was rather unaffected by the “Hey, Elizabeth, don’t get so wrapped up in your little
whole thing. Sorry, Liz , but dear ole Dad didn’t get world that you forget all the possible adventures in
too affected by much until I met your Mo m, settled life. Be a partic ipant while you can, and for God’s
down, and had my two little girls and a son. And, of sake, turn off the T.V. After all, eternity stretches
course, dying gave me a good case of wanderlust. before you to be a mere s pectator. Love without
Righty-O. limits. Affect others. Remember that I’ll always love
“ Y’see, Death is the ultimate passport. All I have you.”
to do is focus on where I want to be, or hitch a ride And if your teacher has a proble m with how I
in the mind of so mebody going that way, (as we are wrote this …. Send her to talk to me.
non-corporeal entities, we can only see and hear
what goes on around us, but ‘hearing’ people’s
thoughts comes with the territory), and it’s just like
floating there , unnoticed. Hope it doesn’t blow
anyone’s mind that those of us dearly departed do
not, in fact, spend all our time watching over little
Johnny’s third-grade math tests. We can, and do,
have an entire world to check out. Can anyone
blame me for pre ferring to be a spectator to all the
carnal antics at Carnival in Braz il, Tobago , Trinidad,
etcetera? Co me on, if you could be either doing A -
Watching a World Cup finalist team play, B-Behind
the scenes at any film set, (you’re my daughter,
don’t make me say it), C- At the war room of any
country, as they try to figure out how to start or
avoid World War Three, or D- watch over Trent’s
tonsillectomy, where would you be? You get the
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Police Patrol Coming Soon to
By: Officer Nic k Abair the Brookfie ld
Bells are ringing… and they aren’t sle igh bells
quite yet. They’re school bells ! September brings the S erve New E ngla nd
start of the school year for all you Brookfield k ids.
Hope you had a great summer vacation! For all you
students readying yourself for the new school year Place your October Serve order between
and for all you parents preparing to send your kids September 23rd and October 4th by one of
off, here are a few safety tips to start the year off the following methods:
right. 1. Order at the Brookfield Congregational
Brookfield kids for the most part all take the Church hall on 9/23 between 1:00 and 2:00
bus , or travel in a vehic le to school. Here are a few PM
tips to make sure you all get to school on the BUS 2. Call Art at 508-867-4294 or
Linda at 508-867-9553
Do not play in the street while waiting for the 3. On-line at wwwservenewengland.org
24 hours a day.
Carry all loose belongings in a bag or backpack. Accepted methods of payment are: Cash,
This is to prevent anything fro m being able to Bank Check, Money Order and Food
roll out in the road into traffic. Stamps.
Pick-up day is October 25 at the church from
Once off the school bus , get onto the sidewalk 8:00 - 9:00 AM
or in your driveway or yard, out of the road.
Wait until the school bus lights are flashing and Volunteers always needed.
the bus driver gives you a signal, so you may Brookfield’s Community First
safely cross the street in front of the bus. Chapter Number 2951
*Reme mber to follow all safety rules and bus
driver rules while riding on the bus !*
For all you k ids who WALK to school, here are some From Senator Brewer’s Office
safety tips for you to follow:
Before sending your child walk ing off to
school. Walk the route with the m so they are
familiar with it.
Choose the most direct route with minimal
If possible, find a friend, ne ighbor, or
sibling, and use the buddy system to walk to
Make sure you discuss “stranger danger”
with your k ids. Teach the m never to accept
rides from strangers.
Follow these safety tips so you can ensure your
children get to school safely. And to all you k ids make
sure that you follow these tips and FOLLOW THE RULES
OF THE SCHOOL! Lets start the year off right and have
fun and most importantly LEARN!
Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.
And reme mber, Brookfield Citizens, SAFETY
Condoms should be used on every conceivable
FIRS T! IF YOU NEED US , CALL US, 24 hours a day, 7
days a week.
Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.
P.S.-- Kids , re me mber to listen to your parents!!
When two egoists meet, it’s an I for an I.
A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it’s two tired.
Definition of a will: A dead giveaway.
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Fin, Fur, and Feathers going across the same area at just before the time
we got there. To the average person, it would
By Jo hn O’Leary appear to be just an afternoon rain shower moving
through, but we knew better.
What a difference a Everyone has an opinion on what c aused the
year makes. fish k ill at North Pond and the river. The state labs
Last year at this time , work as of this date does not come up with a
the streams were so low that conclusive answer, but everyone that brings up the
a few that rarely dried up subject has an opinion. Many think that it was a
were of the same moisture level as an overdone combination of the che mic al treatment done at the
tollhouse cookie, and just about as hard and colorful. lakes, compounded by the dead material in the
Most lawns were brown-spotted, and people were water, c logging the gills and caus ing the m to
hoping for fall rains to replenish the water table. suffocate. Another theory simply lays the possible
If the weir were down at South Pond, the water blame on materials that might have been tossed
would have been flowing over it for months now, this down a storm drain or improperly buried in a back
year. Meadows are absolutely lus h, the berry bushes are yard, coupled with the high water tables , the
full of plump fruit; in fact, I’ve seen Raspberries larger substances may have leached into the ponds. I
than I c an re me mber from years past. Life is good, don’t know.
especially if you don’t mind weeding, and mowing the But, I do know that a Bass tournament held
lawns constantly. there since, had a lot of very good fishermen
The question all of this mo ist goodness brings to competing, and while some good fis h were taken,
mind, though, is if we will continue with this mo isture- the numbers were way down from what is expected
rich weather into the winter? I s ure hope not. As fro m a tournament draw ing this caliber o f entry,
enriching as this moisture is now, tons of snow will and they all re marked on the dark brown color to
have a negative effect on the flora and fauna in our the water that they haven’t seen before. The only
backyards and woodlands. Buried food supplies cause thing that comes to mind that would cause the
some wildlife to work harder to get the calories they discoloration would be dead vegetation.
need to live, and some species will sustain great losses. Well, that is different, anyway, fro m the blue
This subject came up while we were traveling in green algae that had formed after the treatments ,
Vermont, recently. Vermont’s wildlife agency tries to in the past. Perhaps the dilution caused by so
regulate their game seasons so that hunters will much moving water kept the blue green algae from
effective ly keep the game populations at levels the forming, and instead, caused some areas of the
habitat can sustain, the same as any other agency of lake to stockpile the material in so me areas , killing
their k ind. One has only to look at the topography of the fis h there. Personally, I’d rather have some
the state to realize that the majority of its mountainous weeds, some algae , and the fish; in other words,
regions probably don’t have a boot print put on the m stop tinkering with North and South Ponds.
regularly, or during hunting season, or maybe for years See you in September. Please put the
at a time. The end result is that a s mall percentage of MassWildlife expo on your “go see” list for
the state gets the brunt of the pressure , while the September 28 at the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club.
harvest figures are supposed to indic ate a kill You can shoot, fish, build a duck nesting box,
statewide, or by county. The point is , that a county of practice archery, game calling, see the birds of
let’s say 2,000 square miles may actually have 700 prey exhibit, or many other exhibits , or just get
square miles that actually gets hunted, or less. There an your face painted…….JTO
awful lot of deer and other game species whose only
concerns are natural predation and the weather. They
die of old age without ever having been exercised by
some nimrod with a s moke pole in his hand. For years ,
they treated their fe male deer like sacred cows. Too C A R O LE ’ S
late , they figured out that these antlers-less monsters Professional Dog Grooming
were eating the mselves out of house and ho me. A And Boarding Kennel
series of tough winters cost them a huge percentage of
the deer herd, and brought to light the concept that A LL B RE ED GR O O M IN G
does have to be managed, too.
While up there August 16, we were greeted along Breeder of:
a mountain top highway by the sight of snow along the A.K.C. Reg. Cocker Spaniels
side of the road for a distance of several hundred yards ,
in AUGUS T. We stopped the vehicle to get a picture of
it, and then a c lose-up when I scooped up a double Tel. (508) 867 -9734 195 Fiskdale Rd. (Rte.148)
handful to hold up to the camera. It was hail, three
inches deep. That evening at ho me , as I watched the
radar on the Weather, it showed a small blob of green
Volume 14 Issue 6 September 2008 Issue Page 9
Some Hot Issues fro m Fire Dept. Calendar of Church Services
Chief Peter Martell
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Lincoln Street
The Brookfield Fire Department wanted to take
867-3188 4:30 p.m. Saturday
some time to clarify so me of the different ins pections 9:30 a.m. Sunday
that residents may need to have done.
The fire department inspects oil burners and Quaboag Valley Baptist Church 175 Fiskdale Road
oil tanks after they have been replaced or had 867-5920 9:00 a.m. Family
significant work done on them. The paperwork and Ministries
fee for these is submitted by the service that did the 10:15 a.m. Sunday
work. Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Upper River St.
We also inspect larger propane tanks that may Church
be used for heating, stoves, dryers , or fireplaces that 867-5145 10:30 a.m. Sunday
use propane. Similar to oil work, the paperwork and Children’s Religious Education 10:30 a.m. Sunday
fee is submitted by the service that provides the
Brookfield Congregational Church Common St.
propane. The appliance and piping fro m the tank
would be inspected by the gas /plumbing inspector. 867-6262 10:00 a.m. Sunday
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
The s mall tanks used for outdoor cooking grills aren’t
inspected. First Congregational Church 36 N. Main St.
Smoke and c arbon mo noxide detector Of West Brookfield UCC W. Brookfield
867-7078 10:00 a.m. Sunday
inspections fall under the fire departme nt. These
Sunday School and Youth Group available
need to done when a home is sold or refinanced. The
seller is responsible to have the units in place and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
arrange the inspection before the closing can go thru.
209 Main Street North Brookfield, MA
If you do need this inspection, call the station (508- 508 347-9759 9:00 a.m. Sunday
867-7306) to arrange a day and time. There is a ten
dollar fee for the inspection. You can also call to
check to make sure that you have the correct units , Council on Aging of Brookfield
the correct number of units , and that they are in the presents
correct location(s). The certificate you get is only valid
for sixty days , so don’t bother getting an inspection Information of special interest to elders
as soon as you put a home on the market. We
recommend waiting until you have a firm c losing
Tuesday, September 30, 2:00 p.m.
date. Most homes have battery powered units , while Followed by entertainment at 3:00 p.m.
newer or remodeled home will have hard-wired
systems. Questions about the wiring behind these Brookfield Town Hall
systems should be addressed to the wiring inspector.
While the preceding paragraph spells out the
inspection part of s moke and carbon monoxide Fuel Assistance—application assistance
detectors, it is important to point out that c arbon Evacuation Routes
monoxide detectors are required in all dwellings and
the importance of the m and s moke detectors cannot Elder Bus
be over stressed.
Inspections and questions about woodstoves,
pellet stoves, wood burning fireplaces, as well as any
building alterations you may consider to make them
more effic ient need to taken up with the building
inspector. He can be reached at 508-967-8342. These
alterations have involved wanting to cut holes in
floors, walls , or ceiling to allow for air flow.
Thanks for your time ,
Chie f Peter Martell.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
In de mocracy your vote counts, but in feudalis m,
your count votes.
She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg,
but broke it off.
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
If you don’t pay your exorcist, do you get
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Prima l Fate Emerges Victorious at Battle of the Bands
By Cindy Scott
On August 16, 2008, the Brookfield Rod & Gun Club hosted a Battle of the Bands contest that featured 8
bands w ith over 100 proud parents , re latives and friends in attendance.
In true form of a battle, the winner was awarded a c ash prize of $550.00. The bands that played were from
many areas in the state eager to showcase their talent. The list inc ludes ; Wasted Ammunition fro m Dudley,
Subject to Interpretation fro m North Brookfie ld, With No Remorse fro m North Attleboro, In Delirium fro m
Hopkinton, Harbinger fro m Sturbridge, Primal Fate fro m North Brookfield, CTA fro m Charlton, and Sixte enth and
Parker fro m Sudbury. John V icaire and Paul Provost voluntarily provided the sound for the show.
The show was broken down into 3 sets of 3 groups in whic h the audience filled out voting slips at the end of
each set. Once the initial voting was complete, the three bands that had the most votes in their group,
performed one last song as they battled for the prize. The top three bands were; With No Remorse, CTA and
Primal Fate. In the end it was Primal
Fate with band me mbers; Kyle and
Cody Buteau, Stan Bruchi , Jared
Brunelle and A.J. When asked what
they would do with their prize money,
the band said that they would use it for
studio time to record, and for some
A pleasant surprise of the evening
was Subject to Interpretation. This was
the band’s first gig and they proved to
be a crowd favorite as they had the
second most votes in their tier. With
just 4 votes shy of winning the tier,
they are an up and coming band to
With the success of the 2 youth
shows at the Brookfield Rod and Gun
Club, there will be more to follow
along with entertainme nt for the
adults. Keep up to date with these
events and more at:
w w w . m y s p a c e . c o m /
And vis it the band’s my space sites to
keep up with their music and news.
GOOD STUFF www.myspace/wastedammunition
AT GREAT www.myspace/harbinger
With her marriage , she got a new
name and a dress.
Volume 14 Issue 6 September 2008 Issue Page 11
Fro m the Brookfield Council on Aging What Really Matters
Fuel Assistance By Reverend Dean Mc Isaac
By Barbara Clancy An 80-year-old man was sitting in his boat fishing
Fuel Assistance, also known as the Low when he heard a voice say, 'Pick me up." He looked around
Income Home E nergy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and could not see anyone. He thought he was dreaming when
is a federally funded program to help low income he heard the voice again, "Pick me up". He looked down into
households with their heating bills. The program the water and saw a frog. He asked, "Are you talking to me "?
begins in the fall and ends early spring of each The frog said, "Yes , pick me up and k iss me and I'll turn into
year. All heating types are included in the fue l the most beautiful woman you have ever seen. I'll marry you,
assistance program, even households that have your friends will all be jealous and I will make you incredibly
heat inc luded in rent. . happy."
Fue l assistance can only pay for the cost of He thought for a mo ment then reached over and
the heat you actually use for the winter months. If picked the frog up c arefully, placing it in his front breast
the cost of heating your ho me is less than your pocket. The frog said, "Are you nuts ? Didn't you hear what I
benefit amount, we will only pay that amount. For said? I said kiss me and I'll love you for eternity." He looked at
example, if you are eligible for $400 and the the frog and said, "At my age I'd rather have a talk ing frog."
heating bills s ubmitted by your heating co mpany Now, that one makes you s mile , doesn’t it? It’s true
total only $350 then the $50 left over would be that as we age , our priorities are certainly mo dified just a bit.
re t ur ne d to our fu n d i n g so ur ce . An important question to consider is whether or not our
Any low-income household whose gross choices will be the right or best ones – an important matter
yearly income falls at or be low the income when one factors in consequences – the ancient principle of
guidelines may be e ligible. Ho meowners and cause-and-e ffect. Recently, I have been perus ing King David in
tenants are both eligible to receive fue l ass istance. ‘his final fifteen,’ that is , in the final fifteen years of his life
If you be lieve you could be e ligible for fue l and k ingship.
assistance ,you may vis it the office located at 484 Have you noticed in your reading of the Old Testament
Main Street 2nd floor, Worcester, MA. Hours for the Kings and Chronic les, that of the 39 kings mentioned, each
Worcester office are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday king’s life would be summarized by a phrase like , “Amon was
through Friday, except holidays. If you live in a 22 years old when he became k ing … he did evil in the eyes of
surrounding town covered by our service area, you the LORD …” or “Josiah was eight years old when he became
may call the Worcester office at (508) 754-1176 and king … he did what was right in the eyes of the LORD …” (II
schedule an appointme nt at one of our four Kings 21-22) Listen to three descriptions of King David’s life –
outreach locations in Southbridge, Spencer, “David, the man of God;” “God said … ‘I have found David, a
Webster or Warren. man after my own heart.’” And “David shepherded (Is rael) with
Please join us on Sept ember 30 for more integrity of heart.” What a legacy! What a way to be
informat ion! reme mbered!
DAVE’S But there’s another piece of David’s journey. It’s found
in II Kings 15-18. The final 15 years were no piece of cake.
David’s skill and integrity would be tested and there would be
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… and after your reading, to consider that this David was the
Here at Quaboag Church we sing a song that very one God would re me mber with deep affection.
reflects life honestly. It’s called, “Life Is Hard, God Is And how about you? Have you made mistakes that
Good.” One line goes like this – “Life is hard, the have left you with consequences? Have things become so
world is cold. You’re barely young and then you’re intense you wish that so mehow, you could step off the
old.” This past week, our c hurch family has treadmill and go back to a simpler season of your life?
experienced the deaths of three friends , two of the m I think that would describe David’s final fifteen years ,
were sudden and tragic. The hope of God’s presence too. And yet, he finished well. He did not do everything right
and love are foundational for every one of us. My but there was one underlining quality of character that always
prayer is that this hope -God’s eternal hope -will be brought him back – it was his love and devotion to God. It was
yours … right in the midst of your life today. his re lationship with his Heavenly Father; w ith Yahweh, his
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Brookfield Senio r Citizens me mbers.
By Bertha Nolan
I re minded everyone of the Barbeque on
Sunday, August 24, and also the September meetings
On August 5, at 1:30, I welcomed all and
will be on the second Tuesday, September 9, and on
introduced Ellen Paquette who spoke to us about
the fourth Tuesday, September 23. These were
“Serve New England,” a program where food packages
changed because of Labor Day. I also reminded
can be purchased at reasonable prices. Sign up dates
everybody of the 2 seats, President and Treasurer,
are: Saturday, August 23 at 10:00 a.m. at Wagon
coming up, to be filled. At this point in the meeting,
Wheel Recreation Hall, and Tuesday, August 26 fro m
we needed some laughs. Joe read two great pieces --
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Congregational Church. The
food pick up date is September 20, from 8:00 to 9:00
The Money Raffle and 20-Club drawings were
a.m. at the Congregational Church. Ellen had reading
held, and the 50/50 was won by Norm Barry.
material to pass out explaining the program. If there
Refreshments were enjoyed. ……’Till next time
are any questions , you may c all Ellen at 508 867-8053.
A thank you to her for her time.
Our meeting opened at 1:50 with prayer by David Prouty High School 50th
Loretta followed by the Pledge to our flag. Songs today Reunion
were “Sunny Side of the Street” and “My Blue Heaven.” By Sandra Burnham
Marguerite and I tried to lead the singing without
Roland at the piano; it was not too good --- as a matter David Prouty High School Class of 1958 will hold
of fact, it was “awful.” We all had a good laugh on that. their 50t h Reunion September 20-21, 2008. Kicking off
Assistant Secretary Carol revealed the s ign-up sheet the weekend festivities will be Friday afternoon Golf and
with 36 me mbers present. She announced birthdays Evening Bowling. Registration/Open House takes place
and anniversaries for August. at The East Brookfield Senior Center at 11:00am,
Secretary Marguerite and Treasurer Joe gave Saturday, September 20t h. Class mates will travel
their reports. I made the Sunshine report. Our through the Towns of West Brookfield, Brookfield, East
sympathy to Carol and Jim Chaplin on the loss of their Brookfield and Spencer, re minisc ing the first 18 years of
son. Vice President Jeanne reported on the progress of their youth, w ith familiar territory and places.
the 20-Club. We need more people to take part. She The Historical Bus Tour will inc lude vis its to the
reported that Bingo on Friday nights at the Recreation Quaboag Historical Society Museum, Hodgkins School
Hall had begun. Ticket Lady Shirley was having the and Richard Sugden Library and Museum. Dinner w ill
final s ale of Barbeque tickets. That will be Sunday, follow at the Leicester Country Club, 6:00pm.
August 24th at the Rod and Gun Club. It’s always a Entertainment is provided by Champagne Toast DJ
good time. Trave l Lady Betty gave her update of Michael Messina.
coming trips. Under new business , I announced we will A Breakfast Buffet is scheduled for 10:00am,
need a Treasurer for the New Year (2009). Joe is Sunday, September 21st , at the Leicester Country Club,
experiencing health proble ms and is giving up his to inc lude me mbers of the Class of 1956, 1957 and
office. His books are in perfect shape, as he has done 1959.
a great job. He will finish the year. I also announced Recognition will be given to me mbers of the DPHS
that I would not run for the President seat again. We Basketball Team fro m 1956-1959. David Prouty holds
will have no minations in November. We will need the record as being the only school that has won the
someone to fill these seats to continue our club. Clark Tournament four years in succession.
The Money Raffle was held, and a 50/50 was Monies raised through a Raffle conducted over
won by Shirley Waytina. the weekend will be awarded to a DPHS graduating
Refreshments were Pizza - yes, we had a great senior in 2009. Donated items consist of Jacob Knight’s
feast of pizza and cold drinks. Hamburg, pepperoni, prints and Co mme morative Plate of R ichard Sugden
veggie, and c heese were the varieties. It was fun time Library, Emile Gaucher’s framed print of David Prouty
for all. High School, Cats Meow of DPHS, books on Images of
On Tuesday, August 19, I welcomed all at 1:30 Americ a THE BROOKFIELDS and SPENCER and Spencer,
and called our meeting to order. Prayer was given by Massachusetts Notecards of ‘Scenes of Days Gone By’.
Jackie , followed by the Pledge to our flag. Songs were For further information, contact Sandra Burnham at
“Pack Up Your Troubles” and “That Old Gang o f Mine ,” 508-892-1878.
and I must say that with Roland back fro m vacation Every calendar’s days are numbered.
and at the piano, it was really good. Assistant A lot of money is tainted - it taint yours and it taint
Secretary Caro l was absent, V ice President Jeanne mine.
announced the sign up sheet had 19 me mbers A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
present. Jeanne also made the Secretary report in the A midget fortune teller who escapes from prison is a
absence of Marguerite. The Treasurer report was given small medium at large.
by Joe and the Sunshine report by me. We have several Those who get too big for their britc hes will be exposed
me mbers not well. Vice-President Jeanne talked about in the end.
the 20-Club, and also about having a drive for new
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Recreation News Acting Up at Stageloft
By Denise Senos k
Our current show running is Bright on Beach
Current Recreation Committee Members Memoirs . It runs August 15 thru September 7, each
would like to welcome 2 New me mbers , John Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m., each Sunday at 2 p.m.
Quevillion, and Leslie Murray. We look forward to We are located at 450A Main St. Sturbridge , Ma.
w o r k i n g w i t h y o u b o t h . Reservations can be made by c alling 508-347-9005.
Lewis Field - We would like to thank the From le ft to right ; Rob Latino, Katherine Waters , Peter
Brookfield Po lice Department for the ir fine work in Arsenault, Fred D,Angelo, Kate D,Ange lo and Jackie
finding our vandals. As you may have read there Johnson.
were three (two minors) and one "adult." They will
hopefully be working with us , possibly doing some
community service. Repairs are in the works. We
have noticed that the basketball court has been
very busy, and that is great. However we do ask
that the people using the court, please be sure
your trash makes it to the barrels. Thank you.
Soccer - We had a very good turnout for kids
signing up. This Season 121 k ids are playing for
the town of Brookfield in the TRI soccer league. We
would like to thank Laura Coulombe (aka Po lly
NIchols) for a job well done. As most of you may
know, Laura is expecting her second child,
(congratulations !! ), therefore she will be stepping Cleveland......... 4. only 1 species.......5. Cleveland,
down as our town’s coordinator for the next 1.John Lloyd Wright ........ 2. 24 zeros...... 3. Grover
season. WE NEED YOU ! Please step up. One, two Answe rs to Kids’ Page
or even three people can work together to keep
this sport going. Laura , all your hard work and
Brookfield Recreation Sponsors a Basketball
effort has not gone unnoticed. We do apprec iate
clinic with former professional Cedric Ball. Cedric has
all you have done and wish you and your family
been working with some of our k ids on a regular bas is
well. But you will be missed !!! Also Thank you
for almost a year now. We have seen great
John Gauthier for hanging the new nets !!!
improvement in confidence and ability to "take that
FOX WOODS - Back by popular demand, I
shot" as well as defense. This is a great opportunity
planned another trip. It is set for Saturday,
for your children to work on their sk ills offensively
September 27th. Again, seats are $25 per person,
and defensive ly.
which inc ludes bus ride down and back , free buffet
Groups are 6 students or less for a one hour
or $10 meal ticket, a $10 match play or a $10
session and kids are divided into groups by age. We
Keno. Please contact Denise @ 508-867-7955 to
will hopefully be moving back ins ide at BES mid
book your seat.
September. If interested or for more information,
John Senosk, James and Nicole Murray run a please contact Denise Senosk @ 508-867-7955.
play during basketball clinic with Cedric
Ball . The Brookfield Citizen Staff
Treasurer & Ass istant Editor……….………... Linda Peirce
Managing Editor ..…....................................Philip Peirce
Reporters, Columnists & ontributors …...................
Sue Fogwill, Phil Peirce, Bertha Nolan,
Brenda Metterville, John O’Leary, Denise Senosk,
Patrick O’Leary, Nick Abair, Linda Peirce,
Cindy Scott, Sandra Burnham, JoLynn Klier
Peter Martell, Anne Gobi, James , Barbara Clancy
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Volume 14 Issue 6 September 2008 Issue Page 15
1. Who invented Lincoln Logs?
2. How many zeros does a
3. What President served two
terms, but not in a row?
4. How many species of dog
5. Where’s the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame?
Once you’ve see one shopping
center, you’ve seen a mall. Answers on When a c lock is hungry, it goes back four seconds.
Bakers trade bread recipes on a Page 14 The man who fell in an upholstery machine is fully
knead-to-know basis. recovered.
Santa’s helpers are subordinate You feel stuck with your debt if you can’t budge it.
clauses. Local Area Network in Australia: the LAN down
Acupuncture is a jab well done. under.
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The Brookfield Citizen
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BROOKFIELD, MA 01506
Promoting Community Involvement
Starting September 11 at B rookfield
September 8, Radisson Hotel in Boston. 10
Congregational Churc h
to 3. Career Fair and Networking Event.
DivorceCare - A seminar with experts, a
support group with focus. Contact Pastor
Saturday, September 27 - group trip to
Ellie at (508) 867-6262 if interested. Details
Foxwoods. See details inside on Page 14.
on Page 5.
Until September 7 at the Stageloft in
Serve New England - Order between
Sturbridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs. See
September 23 and October 4 for your
detail on Page 14.
October order. See details on Page 7.
October 11, BUUC Annual Yard Sale 8 - 2.
September 30 at the Town Hall, Council on
Aging presents information of special October 18, Contradance returns, 7:00 to
interest to seniors: Fuel assistance, 10:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Details on Page 5
evacuation routes, Elder Bus. 2:00
October Issue Articles Due: October Issue Folding Party:
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