Mailed free to requesting homes in Sturbridge, Brimfield, Holland and Wales Vol. 33, No. 34 ONLINE: COMPLIMENTARY HOME DELIVERY WWW.STURBRIDGEVILLAGER.NET Patrick backs RMV ‘Be who you are and be that well.’ Friday, August 21, 2009 Blast f r o m t he past SUPPORTS KAPRIELIAN ECONOMY TAKING TOLL, BUT NEW PROGRAMS OPENING IN MOVING OFFICE BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER CHARLTON — Gov. Deval Patrick is standing by the decision of the state Registry of Motor Vehicles to open a new branch in Charlton and close the Southbridge site. “I support her,” the embattled governor said, referring to Registrar Rachel Kaprielian, during a conference call with Southbridge Evening News and other reporters Thursday, Aug. 13. “The registry like every other agency … is having to make some BY GUS STEEVES STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER Shawn Kelley photo WALES — Ben Wohlhueter, 6, of Wales gets a little help from dad as the two check out an antique car during the car show and rib dinner held at the Wales Baptist Church Saturday, Aug. 17. See additional photos, Page A-8. Turn To RMV, page A11 This summer’s been a bummer WET, CHILLY JUNE AND JULY BURN OFF IN EARLY AUGUST BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY VILLAGER STAFF WRITER Summer made a late comeback this past week — with several days seeing the mercury flirt with the 90s — but for many in the area it was too little, too late. As sunsets inch their way earlier and earlier, and advertising circulars and radio jingles tout the start of the upcoming school year, people everywhere had been trying to squeeze as much summer as they can into the last month of the recreation season. Its certainly been a washout. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Massachusetts accumulated approximately 7 inches of rain during the month of June. That rainfall nearly doubled one month later, as July amassed more than 13 and a Vets funds tight half inches of rain, stranding youngsters indoors during the months most of them look forward to as a time to enjoy the outdoors. At Buffumville Lake in Charlton, Evan Gaylord and Jonathan Irish got in some late summer fishing on Monday. Neither Gaylord nor Irish are particularly anxious to return to Charlton Middle School. “There wasn’t all that much time to do anything,” Gaylord said of June and July from a boat ramp on Buffumville. “There was too much rain, we couldn’t get out.” In between raindrops, the boys did their share of hiking and camping, including a trip to New Hampshire, but even in the sunshine, the incredible rainfall had them altering their plans. A favorite fishing spot on Buffumville was off limits to them after the rain raised Turn To SUMMER, page A11 Jonathan Irish and Evan Gaylord, both of Charlton did not get to go fishing as often as they would have liked this summer, due to the immense rainfall. Although veterans traditionally have a better employment rate than most people, the current bad economy, injuries and other concerns are giving some a harder time than their fellow residents. “Think of all the things everyday Americans are facing with this economy, then think of facing that when you’ve just come home from combat, or are coming and going out again,” said Tom Tarantino, legislative associate of the Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans Association. “Foreclosure rates in military communities are four times higher than elsewhere and unemployment is two percent higher.” Add those factors to any injuries — mental or physical — and the overall stress of readjusting to civilian life, and it can be “hard to find a job or focus enough to keep it,” he said. Tarantino served as a platoon leader in the Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry in Iraq during 2005 and 2006. Southbridge Veterans Agent Michael Trombley has started seeing some of those vets come forward seeking financial help under the state’s Chapter 115 benefit program. Although he’s now serving just eight people that way, Trombley predicted the number is likely to grow as people exhaust their unemployment benefits. “In my opinion, I think this year we’ll have a very difficult time staying under the $70,000 limit” in the fiscal 2010 budget, he said. That’s despite the fact Town Manager Chris Clark allocated $10,000 more for veterans’ services this year than last. Fortunately for vets, it seems government at various levels is actually stepping up to the plate after Turn To VETS, page A11 Bidding to buy bonnets SECOND ANNUAL OSV GALA FEATURES AUCTION BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER INSIDE STURBRIDGE — The Boston Red Sox and New Englanders living in small towns during the 1800s would seem to have little in common. Fast-forward to 2009, and tickets to watch a Sox game are just one of the many items Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is auctioning off to raise money for outfitting its costumed interpreters. The Village is holding its second annual gala Saturday, Sept. 12 to raise money for buying costumes ALMANAC ..............2 POLICE LOGS ..........5 OPINION ..............10 CALENDAR ...........14 OBITUARIES ..........15 SPORTS ..........16-17 for its historical interpreters. The event will start at 5:30 p.m., with a “Magic of Old Sturbridge Village” theme, including wine and dinner. Organizers are aiming to raise $75,000 after making $90,000 last year. “We will be absolutely thrilled if the committee meets its goal,” said OSV President and CEO Jim Donohue. Last year’s proceeds were donated to educational causes at OSV, according to Gala Committee Chairman Betsy Peppell, of Charlton. Last year’s success showed organizers another event should be held. “It worked last year. So we are doing it again,” said Auction Committee Chairman Mary Aucoin, of Sturbridge. Turn To OSV, page A9 Courtesy photo Left to right, OSV Gala organizers Mary Aucoin, Sarah Hunt, John J. Argitis, Susan Collins and Elizabeth Peppel holding items that will be auctioned off Saturday, Sept. 12. LOCAL SPORTS VILLAGER TRIVIA THE OLD LEADMINE UPSET FOR QUABOAG PAGE 4 PAGE 16 Born in Greenville, S.C. in 1941, he rose to become one of the nation’s foremost civil rights activists. Who is he? Answer inside. 2 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 Mosquito control in hands of voters OVERRIDE NEEDED TO PAY FOR PROJECT would be deducted from the town’s annual local aid that it receives from the state. The debt exclusion money would replace those funds. Singer said he also has concerns with taxpayers funding such a small tag item and also having them pay for a problem that may not necessarily exist in their neighborhood. However, Singer stressed that decision should be up to voters, not him. After hearing Singer’s concerns, Boria said the decision should be up to the voters. “I think we should be at least bring it town meeting,” he said. Walker, who voted in favor of placing the debt exclusion before voters, said the decision has health implications. “I guess it is also a health concern,” she said. Boria said the measure to control the insects are not meant to exterminate all of them from the town, but only manage the amount around. The CMMCP provides insecticide spraying, does ditch clearing to rid an area of items that might attract the bugs and larvae control among other things. Walker and Singer suggested other ways to deal with the pesky insects. Singer suggested residents shell out money and buy a Mosquito Magnet, a commercial product that attracts bugs by mimicking carbon dioxide humans exhale but vacuums the mosquitoes up when they approach. Walker, the day after the meeting, said the town could undertake an effort to educate residents about how to control mosquitoes, instead of paying for the control project. “I would be willing to help educate people about the mosquitoes,” she said. “I think that is a great idea. Basic education on how to deal with the mosquitoes is certainly a worthwhile venture.” The town could organize a seminar that res- BY RYAN GRANNAN-DOLL STONEBRIDGE PRESS STAFF WRITER CHARLTON — Town meeting voters will determine the fate of a Proposition 2 1/2 tax override that would pay for joining the state’s mosquito control project. “I think it’s a great idea,” said Selectman David M. Singer, referring to the project. “I’m concerned about the cost.” Selectmen during a Tuesday, Aug. 11 meeting did not attach an amount by which residential property taxes would be raised when they unanimously approved placing it before town meeting voters. A town meeting has not been scheduled as of yet, but the next one would likely be in October, which is when the town typically holds town meetings. If approved, the measure would pay for the $88,000 annual cost of joining the state’s Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP). Election ballot voters would also have to approve the override, which would raise taxes for years to come, for the funding to move forward, according to Town Administrator Robin L. Craver Selectmen have not yet approved joining the program, although a Wednesday, July 22 letter from Board of Health (BOH) Vice Chairman Willie Stevens states his group approved joining. The health board, however, “can’t join it,” according to Craver. She said the letter’s intent was to recommend becoming a member of the project. Selectman Peter J. Boria said the Board of Health lacks authority to make that decision. Stevens citied health concerns in his board’s reasons for joining. Mosquitoes can carry Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. Mosquito levels have been higher than normal this year, according to the CMMCP. Selectmen last week traded concerns over raising taxes to pay for the program. The cost Sturbridge Residents Walk in 21st Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk BOSTON — On Sunday, Sept. 13, three residents from Sturbridge will walk up to 26.2 miles along the historic route of the Boston Marathon in the 21st annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. They will be among the more than 8,000 walkers who will participate with the collective goal of raising over $6 million for lifesaving cancer research and care for adult and pediatric cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Presented by Hyundai Motor America and its more than 600 U.S. dealers, the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk gives participants the unique opportunity to walk along the Boston Marathon’s historic TIRE SALE RIGHT TIRES, RIGHT PRICE, RIGHT NOW! PASSENGER • TRUCK FARM • LAWN MOWER Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone at (508) 909-4050, or by e-mail at [email protected] route. It is the only event, other than the Boston Marathon itself that is sanctioned by the Boston Athletic Association to use the official historic Boston Marathon route from Hopkinton to Boston. “We are grateful to the thousands of determined walkers who are committed to raising funds for cancer care and research,” says Ann Beach, director of the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. “The money raised by the walkers directly benefits not only local patients as well people around the world as top doctors and researchers utilize the work conducted at Dana-Farber and its findings.” The Walk has raised more than $60 million since its founding in 1989. Walkers may choose to walk one of five routes: the entire 26.2-mile route, the Hopkinton to Babson College 14-mile route, the Babson to Boston 13.1-mile route, the Boston College 5-mile route, or the 3-mile route with patients and their families starting at the main Dana-Farber campus. For those who are unable to participate in the Walk itself, there is a virtual walk option, allowing participants to fundraise online and “walk” on route via an interactive map. Walkers are treated to a victory party at the Copley Square finish line complete with medals, food and music. Walkers begin in Hopkinton between 6:00-7:30 a.m., at Babson College between 9:30-11 a.m., at Boston College between 10-11:30 a.m., and in Boston at 2 p.m. To register or make financial contributions for the 21st annual Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk, visit www.jimmyfundwalk.org or call (866) JF-1-WALK. Stageloft produces ‘The Sunshine Boys’ NO ADD ON’S – NO EXTRAS Just Great Value! 381 Main Street Southbridge, MA 508-764-2554 idents could attend or watch on television, Walker said. “I think the more education programs we can do, the better,” she said. Walker said she is also worried about any chemicals that might be used to control the bugs. The Massachusetts Audubon Society echoed Walker’s concerns about how control efforts impact the environment. It opposes spraying in areas with a low risk for mosquito borne viruses, according to its Web site. Tim Deschamps, the project director, said his agency sprays sparingly and that the substance is safe for the environment. “We use very small amounts,” he said. Walker’s suggestion fall in line with several methods residents could take to control the mosquitoes. Cover vents to block off tunnels by which the bugs can travel and use fans to circulate air, which mosquitoes hate, according to the Web site The Daily Green. Rosemary or sage placed on cooking grills can also be an effective repellant, according to www.eartheasy.com. Marigolds planted around yards emit gases, which are also effective. The more traditional methods, which the control project provides to area communities, are also effective, according to the mosquito project. The suggestions come as the state Department of Public Health (DPH) recently announced it had detected the West Nile virus for the first time this year in mosquitoes in Walpole. They have also found the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in mosquitoes in Freetown. No human cases of either virus have been found this year. Route 67 Boston Rd. Palmer, MA 413-283-6663 Daily: 8 to 5 • Sat: 8 to 12 Ware Adult Learning Center (413) 967-9902 or visit our new location at 23 West Main St. STURBRIDGE — Stageloft Repertory Theater, 450a Main St., Sturbridge, Ma announces the opening of its August production of: “The Sunshine Boys,” a comedy by Neil Simon. When two retired vaudevillian comedians are asked to revive their routine for the Ed Sullivan show, we can’t be sure they’ll get past their old hatred of each other long enough to film the sketch. An absolute riot of a comedy featuring: Mark Patrick, Fred D’Angelo, Zack Murphy, Sam d’Entremont, Lacey Melanson, Bethany Iwanski The play runs from Friday, Aug. 14 thru Sunday, Sept. 5. Curtain rises each Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and each Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets $ 16 adults, Complete Termite & Pest Control Services $14 seniors 65 and older and $8 students WE’LL GET RID OF WHAT’S BUGGING YOU! under 14. For information and reservations call 508-347-9005. Stageloft 508-347-2687 - Sturbridge Rep is fully handicap accessible and air con508-885-4995 - Spencer ditioned. www.davespestcontrol.net 1 800 400 6009 We also offer life transitions & emergency support services Made possible by The Literacy Project and a Ware River Valley Block Grant VILLAGER ALMANAC OPEN TO CLOSE HOLLAND: 413-245-7108 Mon – Thurs 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. FISKDALE: 508-347-6486 Weekdays 9:00-4:30 and Sat. 9:00 -12:00 STURBRIDGE 508-347-6463 Weekdays 8:30 – 5:00 and Sat. 9:00 -12:00 BRIMFIELD: 413-245-3451 Weekdays: 9:00 – 4:30 and Sat. 9:00 -12:00 WALES: 413-245-9808 Weekdays 8:30 – 12:30 and 2:00 – 4:30 and Sat. 9:00 – 12:00 REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS STURBRIDGE $8,100,000, 71, 73, 75 and 80/98 Hall Road, GPT-Sturbridge LLC to Sturbridge DHC LLC. $238,500, 100 South St., Richard C. Tessier to Colleen M. Brown and Ryan D. Brown. $333,600, 392 Main St., Units 1 and 1A, Drake Petroleum Company Inc. to Aaliyah LLC. BRIMFIELD $218,000, 141 Brookfield Drive, Todd M. Balderelli and Jill M. Balderelli to Chih-Hao Wang. $535,000, 68 Champeaux Road, Jose M. Martinez III and Rosealee EklundMartinez to Romulus B. Portwood Jr. and Nicole Portwood. $220,000, 4 Haynes Hill Road, First Student Inc. to John P. McCarthy. $100, 35 Knollwood Road, Aric S. Kimball and Meghann E. Kimball to Aric S. Kimball. $275,000, 93 Lyman Barnes Road, Charles J. Luszcz and Statia J. Luszcz to Ryan Stattenfield and Lori K. Stattenfield. WALES $108,000, Haynes Hill Road, Tina G. Mase and Estate of Priscilla P. Stanton to Jean M. Herbert and Robert G. Herbert. THE STATS Owner-Occupied Housing Units Monthly cost, with mortgage ($) Auburn ———————————1,116 Brimfield ——————————1,127 Brookfield ——————————1,105 Charlton———————————1,207 Douglas ———————————1,240 Dudley ———————————1,098 Holland ————————————995 Leicester ——————————1,113 Northbridge —————————1,258 Oxford ———————————1,080 Southbridge —————————1,061 Spencer ———————————1,110 Sturbridge —————————1,292 Uxbridge ——————————1,334 Wales ———————————— 960 Webster ———————————1,096 * Information as of 2000 U.S. Census SUNRISE/SUNSET Sat., Aug. 15——6:03 a.m. ——7:338 p.m. Sun., Aug. 16 —6:04 a.m. ——— 7:36 p.m. Mon., Aug. 17 —6:06 a.m. ———7:35 p.m. Tue., Aug. 18 —6:07 a.m. ———7:33 p.m. Wed., Aug. 19 —6:08 a.m. ———7:31 p.m. Thur., Aug. 20 —6:09 a.m. ———7:30 p.m. Fri., Aug. 21——6:10 a.m. ———7:28 p.m. THE FIVE QUESTIONS 1. The largest lake in the world is located in: Utah, the Congo, and Siberia, India? 2. What were the Polo Grounds? 3. Who wrote “To Kill A Mockingbird”? 4. 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Box 90, Southbridge, MA 01550 ALREADY RECYCLE THAT NEWSPAPER? FIND ALL YOUR BACK EDITIONS ONLINE. All local. All the time. TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com Friday, August 21, 2009 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER 3 Selectmen hear developer’s water needs at Rom’s site BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY VILLAGER STAFF WRITER STURBRIDGE — Bertin Engineering’s Mike Loin is becoming a fixture at the Sturbridge Senior Center. Following up on an ongoing public hearing with the Planning Board, which entered its fourth session last Tuesday, Loin met with the Board of Selectmen on Monday to again discuss the fate of 173 Main St. The parcel, which consists of approximately 44 percent of the parking lot outside the former Rom’s Restaurant on Route 131, is currently owned by JCJ Realty Trust. Before the town is a proposal for a gasoline/service station and convenience store on the property. Loin was before the Selectmen this week to request an additional 607-gallon-per-day allocation of water to the locale. Loin explained that little more than 800 gallons of water would be used by the facility each day under the heaviest circumstances. With 200 gallons already allocated to the parcel, Loin explained the additional 600 gallons should have come with the land. By selling off 44 percent of the parking lot, Loin said the restaurant facility can never operate at the same capacity as it once did, therefore using less water if it were to reopen. Without permission from the Roscioli family — proprietors of Rom’s and owners of the building, to reallocate the water to the new auto facility — to move a percentage of sewer flow from the restaurant building to the proposed station, it was up to Selectmen to determine whether or not the additional water could be designated to that location. Ultimately, concerns over capacity at the wastewater treatment facility led to Selectmen denying Loin’s request, though some concerns other than water were presented. Selectman Scott Garieri, owner of Garieri Jewelers, which is in the same relative neighborhood as the proposed station and convenience store, said he has recently been flooded with people concerned about the project. “They have some legitimate concerns,” Garieri said. Concerns included noise from the service station effecting neighboring motels and residences. “It’s not really conducive to the motels,” Garieri said, indicating there are 11 similar facilities between Hall Road and the Southbridge town line. “Do we need another service station in town?” he asked, “I don’t think so.” “Where is the true benefit to the town and the neighborhood around it?” Garieri continued. “I just don’t think that this is a great project for Sturbridge.” Garieri’s motion to deny the request for the additional sewer allocation was accepted three to one, with Selectman Thomas Creamer voting in the opposition. Selectman Ted Goodwin was absent. Conversely, the board unanimously approved Loin’s next request, which was for 2,867 gallons of water to be used daily at the new Pioneer Brewing facility at 413/419 Main St. Selectman Hal White, who had previously voiced concerns about the impact additional allocations would have on the wastewater treatment plant, said he was willing to take the risk in this case because the brewery, which will be accompanied in the former Basketville facility by B.T.’s Smokehouse and the Sturbridge Coffee House, will be a greater tourist draw than the previous proposal. An additional request by Tim Reardon for 200 gallons per day was approved for a new house to be built at 84 Old Farm Road. Despite initial concerns, again about taxing capacity of the treatment facility, Garieri pointed out more than 80,000 gallons of water that was allocated to parcels of land that did not meet any building standards and would therefore never have homes or businesses built on them. “I think we would be remiss not to tie him in,” Garieri said. That request was also approved three to one, with White as the dissenting vote. Following a report from Finance Director Barbara Barry, the board voted to approve purchase of two new fire trucks. At a 2008 Town Meeting, borrowing up to $325,000 was approved for replacement of a 1981, 1,500 gallon per minute pumper truck that has been sidelined by rust issues. In May of this year, a slightly newer truck was totaled in an accident, leaving the Sturbridge Fire Department short two vehicles. Barry’s preliminary plan is for the Finance Committee to approve spending $350,000 from the town’s free cash fund and borrowing $325,000 for a maximum total of $675,000 for the two engines. The Finance Committee must now approve the expenditures before the Fire Department can go out to bid for the vehicles. At the request of Interim Town Administrator Michael Racicot, the board also set a date for a Special Town Meeting to accept reimbursement from the Massachusetts School Building Administration for the Burgess Elementary School building project. That meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19 at Burgess Elementary School. The necessary follow up election to approve the debt exclusion for the project will be held the following Monday, Oct. 26. Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected] BRIMFIELD — Hitchcock Academy is now accepting donations in support its educational, recreational and cultural programs through a first-ever on-line campaign. With a goal of $2,000, the fund raising effort will be used to replace the Academy’s boiler so that financial resources can be focused on programs offered at the community center. “Hitchcock has much to be thankful for in this time of tightened budgets,” stated Linda Wright, president of the Hitchcock trustees in a statement on the center’s Web site www.hitchcockacademy.org. “We have already taken steps to insulate our 154-year-old building, but the time has come to replace our failing boiler.” The site’s home page provides a link to a donation form and instructions. “If you feel Hitchcock is part of your local bounty, please take a moment to make an extra investment as you are able.” Wright stated. Music Festival features bands, brews, cars & food PRINCETON — From top national recording stars to the best in local bands, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area is an ideal location to enjoy music in the great outdoors. For this year’s 12th annual Music Festival on Sept. 13, Wachusett is featuring six of the top acts from Boston and Worcester. After an extensive search, the top six bands selected to play on Wachusett’s scenic stages at the foot of the ski trails include: • The Luxury - considered “Boston’s Best Rock Band” and winners of WBCN Radio’s Rumble competition. The Luxury’s sound ranges from fast-driving barn-burners, to epic sing-alongs, varying from tune to tune but retaining a central focus! • Popular Boston based U2 tribute band, The Joshua Tree, who pride PUBLIC MEETINGS Regional WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2 The Tantasqua Resional School District Committee will meet at 7 p.m. in the Tantasqua Regional Junior High School Library. Rescheduled from Aug. 18. Brimfield MONDAY, AUG. 24 The Board of Assessors will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. TUESDAY, AUG. 25 The Conservation Commission will meet at 7:50 p.m. in Town Hall. TUESDAY, AUG. 25 The Board of Health will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The Zoning Board of appeals will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The Conservation Commission will meet at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Fall into the Hyde Library Children’s Room this September Hitchcock Academy raises funds online The Sturbridge Villager is committed to accuracy in all its news reports. Although numerous safeguards are in place to ensure accurate reporting, mistakes can occur. Confirmed fact errors will be corrected at the top right hand corner of page 3 in a timely manner. If you find a mistake, call (508) 9094140 during normal business hours. During non-business hours, leave a message in the editor’s voice mailbox. The editor will return your phone call. Holland NEWS BRIEFS STURBRIDGE — The start of a new school year is not the only change in the air as the calendar turns to September. The Children’s Library at Joshua Hyde Library is planning events to encourage reading while celebrating the fall season. Registration for story time programs at the Joshua Hyde Library will be held from Tuesday, Sept. 1 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. The five-week session will begin the week of Monday, Sept. 21 and run through the week of Monday, Oct. 19. Children ages 18 to 30 months will meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., ages 2.5 to 4.5 years on Fridays at 10:30 a.m., and ages 4.5 to 6 years on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. Story times are designed to enhance early literacy and social skills, and to foster the beginning of a life-long love of reading and learning. Stories, songs, puppets, and craft activities create a program that each age group will enjoy. Fall means apples and the Hyde Children’s Library will join the celebration of Johnny Appleseed’s birthday at 11 a.m. – noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, with an Appleseed Mini-Fest featuring stories, crafts and a special snack. For ages 2 and up with caregiver. Advance registration is required. Born John Chapman in Leominster on Sept. 26, 1774, Johnny Appleseed is known for spending 49 years creating apple orchards in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. After more than 200 years, some of those trees still bear fruit, according to the Web site, applejuuice.org. He died at age 70 in 1845. In 1996, he was selected as the Official Folk Hero of Massachusetts. After apples, come the pumpkins. The Hyde Children’s Room welcomes fall at its Pumpkin Patch Picnic from 11 a.m. – noon, Saturday, Sept. 19, rain or shine. Bring your picnic lunch, spread out your blanket, and enjoy special stories and crafts. For children ages 2 and up with their families and caregivers. Register in advance. Joshua Hyde Library, Sturbridge. 508/347-2512. A new program, Early Literacy and Fun (ELF), will be offered this September for children ages 9 to 18 months with their caregivers. This lap-sit program introduces early literacy skills to the very young child with books, songs, fingerplays, and puppets, and is followed by playgroup. This program, conducted in five-week sessions, will be held on Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 24. Visit the Joshua Hyde Library at 306 Main Street in Sturbridge, or call 508/347-2512 to register for any of these programs. ACCURACY WATCH Sturbridge The Sturbridge Agricultural Commission is accepting letters of interest from residents wishing to serve on the commission. Please send letters no later than Friday, Aug. 21 to: Michael Racicot, Town Administrator, Sturbridge Town Hall, 308 Main St., Sturbridge, MA 01566 or email to: [email protected] THURSDAY, AUG. 20 The Wellness Committee will meet at 1 p.m. in the Town Administrator’s office at Room 47, 371 Main St. 1972 postcard of commemorative stamp published by Max Photo Serivces, Fitchburg, Mass. themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations. • The Curtain Society – one of Worcester Magazine’s Turtle Boy Music Award nominees featuring a high-energy pop rock sound. • Another Turtle Boy Award nominee – The Hurricane Horns – featuring the New Orleans flair and famous horn sound audiences love. • There will also be live performances in the beer tent by reggae band Dreadrocks and rock band Tall Heights. This year Wachusett is bringing the festival back to its roots with a new Beer Fest-of-Ale featuring a variety of specialty craft beers like Shocktop, Blue Moon and traditional seasonal favorites from Wachusett Brewery. The festival also features the return of the popular chili cook-off — an ICS sanctioned event that brings cooks from all over the state to compete for a spot in the World Championships. Wachusett is even hosting a car and motorcycle show where guests can check out some hot wheels! Gates are open from 12 – 6 p.m. The SkyRide will be running, and the Mountainside BBQ will be fired up. Pets and coolers are not permitted. Adult tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, Kids 6-12 are $4 in advance, $5 at the door, Kids 5 and under are free. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets in advance for $10 each. More information is available at www.wachusett.com. Having trouble affording your mortgage? Are you on the verge of foreclosure? 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Getting the ‘lead’ out of Sturbridge HISTORY, SCIENCE DISAGREE ON WHAT CAME OUT OF THE LEAD MINE ON LEADMINE BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY VILLAGER STAFF WRITER S TURBRIDGE — If you’ve spent more than just a casual minute in Sturbridge, you’ve heard of the lead mine: Leadmine Road, Leadmine Pond, Leadmine Mountain. But where did the term come from? Was there actually a lead mine in Sturbridge? Yes … and no. The ruminants of what was known as the lead mine can be found just a few yards past the trailhead at the Tantiusques (Tantasqua) Reservation on — of course — Leadmine Road. The mine that would become the namesake of that whole area never produced a single ounce of lead though. In fact, what was excavated from the ground was plumbago, or graphite, albeit not too much, for more than 200 years. According to Brian Burns’ “Sturbridge: A Pictorial History,” the first European to set his eyes upon what was then more of a fault line than a mine, was John Oldham in the 1630s. The entrance to the lead mine looks much the same today as it did when it ceased operation in the early 20th century. Courtesy of “Sturbridge: A Pictorial History.” N Oldham was at the forefront of a westward expansion that included men like John Pynchon who set up the first trading post in Springfield, and Thomas Hooker, one of the founders of Hartford. Oldham reported deposits of plumbago, which was used in printing, near a body of water referred to by the native Nipmuck Indians as Quassink, now aptly called Leadmine Pond. Upon hearing Oldham’s report, John Winthrop Jr., son of the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s first governor, sent Stephen Daye — a printer himself, who would be naturally enticed by the prospect of owning a share of a plumbago mine — to negotiate a sale of the land from the Nipmuck to Winthrop. Prior to the arrival of European settlers, it is believed that the Nipmuck used the graphite to make ceremonial paint. For a price of, “ten yards of trucking cloth and Cotes, blankets and 10 belts of wampum,” Daye purchased “ten miles round the hill with the matres [sic] ledge called black lead,” from two Sachems named Wetoleshen and Nommorshet. Commercial operations at the mine began in 1658 under the supervision of Winthrop who anticipated finding caches of lead and iron — hence the name — though it never yielded any. An access trail to export the graphite was forged from the mine through what is now Holland — conceivably where Leno Road connects Leadmine Road to Sturbridge Road in Holland — and Brimfield. From there, the product was taken to Springfield where it was sent down the Connecticut River on boats for sale in other settlements. The graphite vein however, ran into the ground instead of along it. Once the plumbago near the surface had been extracted, leaving that fault line appearance, Winthrop’s operation bore into the land in search of heavier deposits, which it never really found. Despite the disappointing venture, the mine changed hands within the Winthrop family until the late 1700s. Ownership of the mine thereafter changed quite frequently. In the mid 1800s, one Captain Joseph Dixon was employed at the mine, which for a short time supplied graphite to Dixon’s son at the J.D. Crucible company in New Jersey, which manufactured Dixon pen- & NAYLOR’S Kitchen, Bath & Interiors, Inc. SALE All New Prestige Door Styles 15% OFF! Pembrook Mission Bay Delano Harvard Madison Take an Additional 15%Off on these 5 doors. New Door Delano Madison Harvard Mission Bay Pembrook Must be paid in full upon ordering. cils, and crucibles which used graphite in an alloy recipe for tools used to heat up other substances. During that same era, noted Massachusetts topographer Levi Chase made an inquiry to the Bureau of Ethnology at the Smithsonian as to what the term Tantiusques — also spelled Tantasquis, Tantisque, Tantousque, Tantaskwee and Tantasqua — meant. The reply he received interpreted the word as meaning, “between two breast shaped hills,” although according to the Trustees of the Reservation who oversee the land, the word means, “a black deposit between two hills.” According to Burns book, one of those two — possibly breastshaped — hills was leveled in the early 20th century for a development while the other is no more than a bump in the ground upon which Friendly’s Restaurant now sits on Route 20. Commercial excavation ceased at the mine near the turn of the 20th century, and the opening in the hill still looks much the way it did when it was abandoned. The lead mine may not have been the only mine in the Sturbridge area during the colonial days of Massachusetts though. 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Pearlman, Chief Instructor Phone: 413-566-0056 or 519-4574 e-mail: [email protected] • www.shobukan/net undisclosed wooded area in the vicinity of Walker Pond — the name of which was actually changed to Lake Tantisquee at an 1894 town meeting though the change never stuck — hides a gold mine. Local historian Marie Dubrey, who has been working on a documented history of that area since 2000, said, “Someone showed me a long time ago,” but did not recall the exact location. Very little information about the alleged gold mine exists beyond the memories of a handful of locals, but if you’re thinking about packing up your shovel and pickax to go on a treasure hunt, think again. Any extraction of minerals from private or state owned land is illegal. Anyone seeking a little adventure with a bit of history thrown in can start with the one and a half mile loop trail that traverses the Tantiusques Reservation, passing mounds of stones left over from the mining operation and passing right by the opening of the abandoned mine. Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508) 909-4132, or by email at [email protected] FIVE ANSWERS 1. Siberia, Lake Baikal 2. Home of the New York (now San Francisco) Giants 3. Harper Lee 4. Miami. Las Vegas, New York City 5. Ohio Friday, August 21, 2009 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER 5 POLICE LOGS The arrests and offenses below were listed in police department logs. People charged are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This newspaper will publish dispensations of cases at the request of the accused, with proper documentation. Log Highlights Monday, Aug. 10 STURBRIDGE — 5:12 p.m. — A missing person/runaway was investigated, Shore Road. STURBRIDGE — 9:33 p.m. — An accident with property damage was investigated, Fiske Hill Road. Tuesday, Aug. 11 STURBRIDGE — 1:51 p.m. — An investigation was initiated at St. Anne’s/St. Patrick’s parish, Church Street. STURBRIDGE — 6:19 p.m. — Animal complaints were investigated at Burger King, Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 6:23 p.m. — Police responded to larceny/theft at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 7:36 p.m. — An area search for a suspicious vehicle in the vicinity of Caron Road yielded negative results. Wednesday, Aug. 12 STURBRIDGE — 3:05 a.m. — Police responded to a disturbance/dispute, Bates Hill. STURBRIDGE — 10:11 a.m. — An investigation was initiated, Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 4:00 p.m. — Police responded to a report of lost/stolen property at Wal-Mart, Charlton Road. Thursday, Aug. 13 STURBRIDGE — 7:24 a.m. — Written warning issued for accident on South Road. STURBRIDGE — 10:13 a.m. — Investigated theft on Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 1:09 p.m. — Investigated burglary on Main Street. Friday, Aug. 14 STURBRIDGE — 4:44 p.m. — Investigated disturbance on Main Street. Saturday, Aug. 15 STURBRIDGE — 8:21 a.m. — Investigated burglary on Walk Pond Road. STURBRIDGE — 9:59 p.m. — Investigated general disturbance on Fiske Hill Road. Sunday, Aug. 16 STURBRIDGE — 1:09 a.m. — Verbal warning for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20. STURBRIDGE — 1:19 a.m. — Citation issued for a motor vehicle stop on Route 49. STURBRIDGE — 6:28 a.m. — Defective burglar alarm on Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 11:40 a.m. — Verbal warning for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20. STURBRIDGE — 12:07 p.m. — Citation issued for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20. STURBRIDGE — 12:13 p.m. — Citation issued for a motor vehicle stop on Whittemore Road. STURBRIDGE — 2:01 p.m. — Written warning issued for a motor vehicle stop on Route 131. STURBRIDGE — 2:42 p.m. — Services rendered for a disabled motor vehicle on Route 20. STURBRIDGE — 3:24 p.m. — Verbal warning for a motor vehicle stop on Route 20. STURBRIDGE — 6:03 p.m. — An investigation was initiated, Podunk Road. STURBRIDGE — 7:08 p.m. — Suspicious activity was investigated at Jack’s Gas, Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 8:39 p.m. — A disturbance/dispute was investigated, Podunk Road. How to avoid scams during Cash for Clunkers program NATICK — In late June President Obama signed into law the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or Cash for Clunkers program. CARS provides a rebate for consumers who trade in qualifying gas guzzlers for more energy efficient cars. Unfortunately, even before the program began, scammers were attempting to ply their trade and Better Business Bureau offers the following guidance for car shoppers on how to participate in the program and avoid getting scammed. Car shoppers could qualify for the new CARS rebate starting in July and the initial popularity of the program suggests that many people will take advantage of the rebate. Hyundai was the first automaker to begin accepting trade-ins under the CARS program. After only a week, Hyundai stated that cars sold under the program accounted for 7 percent of total sales and estimated that it might climb to as high as 10 percent by the end of July. “Not only were some consumers quick to take advantage of the new program, but scammers didn’t waste any time either,” said Paula Fleming, BBB spokesperson. “Because the program is new, identity thieves know that they can cull sensitive personal information from consumers while looking like they are actually trying to offer assistance to participate in the program.” Even before the legislation passed, NHTSA reports that Web sites were soliciting information like names, addresses, and Social Security numbers in order to register people for the pro- Monday, Aug. 17 STURBRIDGE — 8:28 a.m. — Illegal dumping was investigated, Whittemore Road. STURBRIDGE — 10:17 a.m. — A 911 trace call was investigated, Podunk Road. STURBRIDGE — 10:46 a.m. — An investigation was initiated, Hall Road. STURBRIDGE — 12:11 p.m. — An investigation was initiated, Charlton Road. STURBRIDGE — 12:17 p.m. — An investigation was initiated at Comfort Inn and Suites, Charlton Road. STURBRIDGE — 12:58 p.m. — An accident with property damage was investigated at Cracker Barrel, Charlton Road. STURBRIDGE — 1:30 p.m. — An investigation was initiated, Main Street. Arrests Thursday, Aug. 13 STURBRIDGE — 3:11 a.m. — Police charged Paul M. Dion, 39, of Southbridge, with leaving the scene of property damage, a marked lanes violation and speeding after stopping the vehicle he was driving on Breakneck Road. Police also charged Christopher, J. Jackson, 21, of 67 Breakneck Road, with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, unsafe operation of a motor vehicle, and not having a license on his person. STURBRIDGE — 12:30 p.m. — Police charged Maria Guevara-Fisher, 45, of Grafton with speeding and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle she was driving Main Street. STURBRIDGE — 9:08 p.m. — Police arrested Michael P. Riopel, 47, of 51 Breakneck Road, on an outstanding warrant. Friday, Aug. 14 STURBRIDGE — 12:36 a.m. charged Hector L. Dejesus, 30, of Southbridge, with larceny over $250 and breaking and entering during the daytime. STURBRIDGE — 2:11 a.m. — Police arrested John H. Lindsey, 48, of Holland, and charged him with driving under the influence of alcohol and a marked lanes violation. Police stopped the vehicle he was driving on Mashapaug Road. STURBRIDGE — 9:58 p.m. — Police arrested Bryan D. Anderson, 20, of Spencer, and charged him with speeding and driving with a suspended licensed. Police stopped the vehicle he was driving on Putnam Road. Saturday, Aug. 15 STURBRIDGE — 11:26 p.m. — Police charged Michael J. Riley, 39, of 67 Breakneck Rd., with domestic assault and battery and selling or delivering alcohol to a person under 21. Sunday, Aug. 16 STURBRIDGE — 10:58 p.m. — Charles M. Morse, 46, of 28 River Road, was arrested for two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, threat to commit a crime, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, River Road. Monday, Aug. 17 STURBRIDGE — 2:38 p.m. — Katie Jean Gleason, 38, of 103 Christine Street, Worcester, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of liquor, possession of an open container of alcohol and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, Old Sturbridge Village Road. Colleen K. Cipro, 43, of the same address, was also arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault and battery on a police officer during the same incident. — Police gram. The BBB serving Louisville received reports from con- www.fueleconomy.gov to learn the fuel economy of specific sumers who received phone calls with offers for help in filling vehicles. out the paperwork to receive a voucher to participate in the • The trade-in vehicle must have been continuously insured, program. in accordance with State law, and registered in the same BBB offers the following guidance to car buyers on the owner’s name for the one-year period immediately prior to the basics of the CARS program: trade-in. • You do not need to register or receive a voucher to partici• The program ends Nov. 1 or until the amount of funds allotpate in the program; it is the responsibility of the dealership ted for the program run out. to fill out all appropriate paperwork. Additional restrictions apply and BBB recommends consult• Not all dealers are participating in the program. ing the official Web site for the CARS program at Participating dealers must register with the Federal govern- www.cars.gov for more information. Consumer can also call ment. the CARS Hotline at (866)-CAR-7891 or TTY at (800)-424-9153 • The program applies toward new cars and trucks that are For more advice on purchasing and maintaining an automoeither leased or purchased. bile, visit bbb.org. • Not all new vehicles will qualify for receiving the credit. The new vehicle must be priced less than $45,000 and passenger vehicles must have a combined fuel economy value of at least 22 miles per gallon. • The amount of the credit is $3,500 or $4,500 depending Need to clean out your garage, basement, closets? upon the difference between Feel like you need to simplify your lifestyle? the combined fuel economy of the vehicle that is traded in Looking for some extra cash in this economy? and that of the new vehicle. The credit will be applied toward the cost of the new car. • Trade-ins that qualify must be no older that 25 years and have a combined city/highway fuel economy of 18 miles per gallon or less at the time it was originally purchased. Visit Consider joining us for a parish-wide YARD Saturday, October 3, 2009 8am until 3pm SALE Trinity Catholic Academy Gym and Saint Mary’s Parish grounds 11 Pine St., Southbridge, MA Man your own table, make your own profit. Bring craft items or quality items you want to sell. $15 per eight foot table or space, but save the date! Rent as many tables as you need; availability is limited, so reserve early. Set-up is available on Friday evening. Contact St. Mary’s Parish at 508-764-3226 (whatever you don’t sell is still yours and goes home with you!) 6 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 An operation friends don’t mind EXCHANGE PROGRAM USES FUN TO BRIDGE CULTURES BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY VILLAGER STAFF WRITER STURBRIDGE — While the thought of Bavaria might conjure up tasty images of dark chocolate and even darker beer, for a group of Sturbridge students, it is now synonymous with new friendships. Bavaria is a federal state in southern Germany, known for its medieval ruins, old world festivals and close proximity to the Alps. Through Operation Friendship, an international exchange program for students, 10 teenagers from Bavaria, accompanied by one chaperone, are getting a firsthand look into American culture this summer. Hosted by 11 local students from nine families, the visitors to the Bay State, who arrived Saturday, Aug. 1, got to experience everything from America’s pastime to the Big Apple. Although this year’s team of hosts is made up completely of Tantasqua families, Operation Friendship is not affiliated with the school. “It’s kind of handed down from family to family,” explained Howie Boyd who, along with his wife, Deb, have been hosting exchange students for three years, since their oldest daughter, Sabrina, first became involved with the program. Now, the Boyds’ younger daughter Julie is hosting a guest. “It’s always just sort of word of mouth,” Deb Boyd said, explaining how from year to year, friends and relatives of previous hosts get involved based simply on the positive experiences they’ve seen everyone else have. The same holds true for the German visitors. “Both of my brothers, they took part in this program and they both loved it,” said 17year-old Andrea Hofmann, who was visiting the United States for the first time. As of Tuesday, Hofmann said her favorite part of the trip so far was a day in Boston. The highlights of that day: “Shopping, seeing the city, the scavenger hunt, the Duck Tour,” she said. Hofmann, like most of the students were most looking forward to an overnight in New York City, where they will see a production of “Wicked!” on Broadway and picnic in Central Park. Buttering up her host family, Hofmann added one thing she learned during her time her is that, “All Americans are nice, pretty and funny.” Not to be outdone, Mary Wittmann, who earned the nickname “Germany” during her visit, said her favorite part of the trip was “meeting all these good guys here,” from the Boyd’s swimming pool on Tuesday. Aomeone was on this inner tube before taking a splash. Always the most interesting aspect of any international visit is the cultural exchange. “This is the first time there’s clearly been a language difference,” said Deb Boyd, whose family has hosted Irish and Scottish students in years past. The students however, overcame that barrier as best they could, with some of the visitors teaching their hosts traditional German songs, and both groups exchanging lessons on colloquial slang. The evening before the pool party, the group attended a Worcester Tornadoes baseball game — something the German students had never experienced. “It was funny,” Wittmann said, “and confusing.” Over the three-week visit, which brought the students to Six Flags New England, the Yankee Candle factory, the Holyoke Mall and Misquamicutt beach in Rhode Island, Boyd said a favorite for the kids — not so much for the adults — is a three-day camping trip. “It’s always a bonding experience for these kids,” she said. Allie Minchoff of Sturbridge said this summer’s experience has really opened her eyes to different cultures. “You get a better understanding of the different parts of the world,” Minchoff said. Many of the host students shared that same sentiment. Devinne Aquadro, also of Sturbridge, said she, like many people in her group, had preconceived notions of what their visitors would be like, but was most sur- Christopher Tanguay photo Exchange students and their friends make a splash in a host family’s pool. prised to learn that they are normal teenagers like anyone else. Jeannette Bouchard of Wales participated in Operation Friendship last year, when she visited Bavaria and met some of the people here this year. Now a host, Bouchard said she was thrilled, “having them all come back and getting to meet them again.” That bond developed between host families and their students is what Operation Friendship — as its name suggests — is all about. Tobias Markl, supervisor of the German group first participated in the program eight years ago. “I’m still in touch with my host family,” Markl said. Preparing for their last big excursion before the international travelers have to head home, Anja Sengenberger captured the spirit of the program when she said the people she has met here in the United States have become, “a second family.” Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected] Bavarian exchange students have a little fun with their host during a pool party this week. “SPECIAL” DELIVERY! Last Chance! Send in the coupon below to continue receiving your Sturbridge Villager FREE EVERY WEEK! If you have already filled out a coupon please ignore this message. Sturbridge Villager YES, PLEASE CONTINUE TO DELIVER THE STURBRIDGE VILLAGER TO MY ADDRESS BELOW EVERY WEEK! I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS FREE OF CHARGE. Name: Mailing Address: Apt#:_________ Town: Zip: Your Signature: (Required by U.S. Post Office) Date: Sturbridge Villager 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550 Your address will remain confidential. 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With back-to-school season around the corner, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation wants to remind Massachusetts parents to take advantage of opportunities for significant savings through Plymouth Rock’s valuable discounts targeted toward young drivers: • A Good Student Discount for inexperienced drivers who are enrolled full-time in high school or an accredited college or university and maintain at least a “B” or equivalent grade average; • A Student Away at School Discount for inexperienced drivers residing at an accredited educational institution more than 100 miles from home and who do not have regular access to the insured vehicle while at school; and • An Advanced Driver Training Discount for drivers with fewer than six years of experience who complete an RMV-certified advanced driver training program. In addition, Plymouth Rock’s exclusive MYLES (Make Your Life Easier Services) program helps all Plymouth Rock customers – students and their parents – save time and money. The MYLES Savings Pass offers hundreds of dollars in discounts on auto-related purchases, including advanced driver training. Parents can save on the cost of the course for their students and save again on their auto insurance after the course is completed. More information about Plymouth Rock’s student discounts is available at plymouthrock.com. Parents can take advantage of the discounts through any of the more than 400 Plymouth Rock independent insurance agents located in Massachusetts. For Plymouth Rock Assurance updates join us on Facebook, Twitter and the Plymouth Rock Blog. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation (www.plymouthrock.com) is the flagship carrier of The Plymouth Rock Group of Companies, which together write and manage more than $1 billion in auto and home insurance throughout the Northeast. Plymouth Rock’s industryleading service innovations include MYLES, an exclusive, firstof-its-kind program of online services and hundreds of dollars in retail discounts; its Crashbusters vans, the nation’s first complete mobile automobile claim service; its Door to Door Valet Claim Service that offers vehicle pick-up, delivery and guaranteed auto repairs; and its True Service® Pledge, an industry-leading written commitment to service excellence. Plymouth Rock has received a rating of “A-/Excellent” from A.M. Best, the insurance industry’s premier independent rating service. International visitors Courtesy photo BOSTON — State Rep. Todd M. Smola, R-Palmer, seen at left in front row, and staff from the office of state Sen. Stephen M. Brewer, DBarre, met with international students hosted by the Sturbridge chapter of Operation Friendship during a recent visit to the State House. expressing what’s important and responding to their partner’s thoughts and feelings in a way that helps them problem-solve. “Learning the give and take of those conversations helps them feel like they’re on the same team, which results in feelings of closeness, and solidifies the bond between partners,’’ he said. Feeling rusty and out of practice at what therapists call “bonding skills?” Here are some tips: • Agree to work on your new relationship together • Pick up a book, cruise articles from the Web, talk to trusted friends or consult a couples’ counselor to sharpen your skills. • Learn to express what is important to you. • Respond to your partner’s feelings in a way that helps problem MADISON, Wisc. — Oh, the empty nest. Clean bathrooms, solve and strengthens the bond between you. romantic dinners and no soccer games. It sounds great, but a The two of you will also be learning to have a new relationship University of Wisconsin therapist says that millions of baby with your now-adult children, a skill that can also take some pracboomers are in for a big adjustment this fall when their children tice, Scherpelz says. head off to college. “Even though the children are gone, we want to stay close and John Scherpelz, a therapist at UW Health Outpatient connected to them,’’ he says. “This is the time when our parental Psychiatry, has helped many couples through the transition, role shifts to a stance of much interest but more distance — a diswhich he said can be as jarring as the one after the birth of the tance is measured not just in the miles from home, but in the freefirst child. After years of longing for quiet time, the house can dom we give them to live their lives as independent adults.” seem a little too, well, quiet. While it can be tough to let go of micro-managing your chil“Some times couples are challenged to fill the void that used to dren’s lives, Scherpelz says the benefits are worth it. The possibilbe occupied by the children,’’ he said. “Schedules and conversa- ity of enjoying children as peers increases as parents allow them tions no longer center on what the kids are doing – or what to make their own decisions, large and small, and to relish the they’re refusing to do – and couples may find that their conversa- benefits of the good choices they make — and here’s the hard part tion skills have atrophied.” — to learn from the consequences of their not-so-good choices. They may need to acquire new skills, just as they adjusted 18 “I want to be welcome in my children’s homes and lives, and a years before to midnight feedings, diaper changing and car seats. more meddlesome parent is a less welcome guest in a young “They may need to learn again to put thoughts and feelings adult’s world,’’ says Scherpelz, the proud parent, with his wife, of into words for their partners, and to learn to listen as partners two adult children. share their feelings,’’ he said. Most importantly, this is a time to celebrate and enjoy your sucScherpelz has helped couples develop hard-earned skills at cess at what can sometimes seem like the world’s hardest job – raising children. “You’ve succeeded at your mission of raising kids to be independent, healthy adults, and launched them into the world more or less as planned,’’ he says. “Now’s a great time to enjoy your independence, and your time to try new things: dump the minivan, downsize the house, keep different hours, try new activities, new foods, and new travel destinations.” ON E CALL STOPS ALL TH E CALLS — Submitted by the University of Wisconsin School of Public Health. STOP THE BILL COLLECTORS. Parents need to work at rehabbing the empty nest Get a Fresh Start… BANKRUPTCY RELIEF . George & Davis, PC • 508-347-7114 OFFICES IN STURBRIDGE AND BROOKFIELD • www.regeorge.net (StatePoint) The secret to getting kids to eat more fruits and vegetables is to have the right foods available for school lunches, dinners at home and after-school snacks — and to make them fun and colorful. Most parents try to get kids to eat healthy simply by making sure their lunchbags and dinners include vegetables and fruits. But adding produce into a child’s diet is about more than trying to get them to embrace mealtime foods that are good for them. “You need to make sure your child’s food is more than just healthful — it needs to be tasty and fun,” says Stan Stuka, Associate Business Manager, Dole Fruit Bowls. “Making the right foods, such as colorful fruit cups, readily available for between meal snacking and at after-school events encourage healthier eating.” Here are some tips on how to add more fruits and vegetables into children’s diets: * Stock-up on the right foods in your fridge and cupboard. If you regularly buy fresh, pre-cut, frozen and canned vegetables and fruits, it’s a lot easier to include them in meals and snacks. Get kids involved in shopping for produce, by encouraging them to choose their favorites. * Incorporate fruits into snacktime. Make sure kids are getting healthful snacks, no matter if they are at home or an after-school activity or sporting event. 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Friday, August 21, 2009 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER 9 Gas station talks enter Round 4 with Planning Board BY CHRISTOPHER TANGUAY VILLAGER STAFF WRITER STURBRIDGE — The Sturbridge Planning Board will be back in a couple weeks for round five of an ongoing public hearing that has become a heavily debated topic in town. The board held the fourth continuation of a public site plan hearing on Tuesday, regarding JCJ Realty Trust’s proposed convenience store and gas/service station to be located at 173 Main Street, which is currently the parking lot along side the former Rom’s Restaurant. In response to concerns raised at the previous session of this same hearing in July, Mike Loin of Bertin Engineering explained one alteration to the existing plan was the addition of more landscaping that is not part of a mandated buffer or setback. “We do meet the 5 percent internal landscaping requirement above all the buffer zone landscaping in your bylaw,” Loin said with the new plan. Though Loin and Planning Board member Penny Dumas disagreed on the meaning of the term “island” in regard to landscaping in the town’s bylaw — Loin interpreting islands as divisions of traffic lanes and Dumas reading it as referring to all landscaped areas — the engineer said, “We feel we meet the bylaw.” A representative from Fuss and O’Neil Engineering of Springfield pointed out a discrepancy between the proposal and MassHighway’s plan for Route 131, which would possibly interfere with left-hand turns at the intersection of Fairview Park Road and Main Street. According to Loin, the difference in the two plans will not affect the proposal for the gas/service station, and the proposal would not affect the intersection. Town Planner Jean Bubon suggested a clarification from MassHighway before moving forward with the proposal. Issues regarding storage space, adequate parking and impact on residential areas were also raised during the hearing. The public hearing was again continued and will be revisited at 7:35 p.m. at the board’s Tuesday, Aug. 25 meeting following a site plan review of the town’s wastewater treatment plant. In other business, Rosemary Scrivens and Megan T. DiPrete of the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) joined the board to begin the Commercial/Tourist District Revitalization Plan. CMRPC will be working closely with the town on the plan that began this week with meetings between CMRPC and Bubon. Sturbridge’s Commercial/Tourist District extends from Route 148 eastward along Route 20 to the intersection of Cedar Street. The goal of the Revitalization Plan is to do just that — revitalize the area. Scrivens explained that as part of a step-by-step prioritized list of tasks, which she complied based on scope of project report submitted by Bubon, CMRPC will take a look at, “What’s there now? What’s been happening in that district over the last 20 years or so?” Perhaps more importantly, Scrivens said they will look at what businesses have left the area, and why. “We’re really excited about this project, but we’re also really excited that you have your Master Plan project about to kick of at the same time,” Scrivens said. Additional projects the town is engaged in that will work in concert with the Revitalization Plan include Chapter 43D developments and design guide- line reviews. In the fall, CMRPC and the Planning Board will host some public meetings for residents to offer their input regarding social, historical and cultural aspects of town they would like addressed in either plan. “At least the very first public meeting we are going to piggyback with the Master Plan,” Scrivens said. Subsequent meetings, once the Revitalization and Master plans are really rolling will likely be held separately. One addition to the Commercial/Tourist district may be a combination brewpub/coffee house. Loin also appeared along side Todd Sullivan of Pioneer Brewing to discuss a site plan review for the proposed establishment that would partner Pioneer, B.T.’s Smokehouse and Sturbridge Coffee House under one roof. The brewery and restaurant will be located at the former Basketville site at 413/419 Main Street. Loin explained the most obvious alteration to the building will be to bump out the front doors, though he said the plan to do so will be careful to maintain the characteristic of the building. The more extensive changes to the property will be in regard to parking, which Loin said is, “pretty useless and unsafe,” right now. Handicap spaces will be added to the lot and brick pavers will be used to properly direct traffic in and out of the established. Although there was some discussion about whether the exit should be labeled as a right turn only, or if right exiting should be encouraged by angling the driveway so as to avoid an additional sign and any potential road hazards, letters from both Police Chief Thomas Ford and DPW Director Gregory Morse endorsed the site plan. The only department head concern regarding the plan is that of Tree Warden Thomas Chamberland, who in a letter to the board, said more information regarding tree and shrub species to be used in landscaping needs to be provided. The board unanimously approved the site plan. Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected] OSV gala to help fund interpreters’ outfits OSV continued from page A1 Auction attendees will have chances to win many unique and expensive items. Among the prizes to be auctioned is dinner for two at the Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield. 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It requires a three-year commitment, at $88,000 per year. Which begs the question: Is now the best time to commit more than $200,000 toward a problem that, in recent years, has shown little real threat toward humans? According to the state DEP, there was only one case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) last year. That disease is typically spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, Between 2004-06, there were 13 cases and six deaths from EEE, according to the DEP. No loss of life should be minimized, and wherever towns and cities can take precautionary measures, they should. But officials have to ask themselves now, in 2009, with the country in a recession and local coffers almost (if not completely) bone-dry, whether joining the CMMCP is a prudent move. Currently, the town’s of Webster, Sturbridge and Auburn take part in the program. Other area towns, including Southbridge, do not. Of those taking part, the closest, Sturbridge had no positive confirmations of EEE or West Nile in 2008. There were no published reports that Southbridge, a town without mosquito control, had a positive test, either. Is one town safer than the other? There’s no hard evidence supporting that. Local health officials might be better served to concentrate on the dissemination of public information on what steps can be taken to not only prevent mosquito bites but also avoid large populations of mosquitoes. One way is to make sure there are no large, standing pools of water on your property. Have a tire swing or a stack of old, discarded tires in your yard? Check them regularly and empty them of water, since mosquito lay their eggs in standing water. Check rain gutters and rains. Keep your home mosquito free by repairing torn or old screens. Published reports from CMMCP report overall satisfaction on the part of member towns, but it is hard to accurately gauge the effectiveness of these control methods without a study of towns similar in make-up as far as mosquito habitats, one involved in CMMCP and the other not. Absent that, towns like Charlton and Southbridge have other tools at their disposal — such as education and public awareness — to combat the potential threat of mosquito borne diseases. And they don’t cost $88,000 a year. HOW TO SUBMIT LETTERS Send letters to the editor to Walter Bird at the Charlton Villager, 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550, or by e-mail to [email protected] Allow at least 48 hours for a confirmation response. Please supply home address and phone number. Don’t send letters via fax. There is no word count for letters, the discerning reader will understand that brevity is the key to good communication. Longer submissions will be published as space allows. “Your Turn” guest columns can be used for longer pieces, and should be between 700-800 words. The editor, at his or her discretion, reserves the right to edit all submissions. F A Y L I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Only one bright spot at new Mass Pike registry To the Editor: I just returned from the “New” Registry of Motor Vehicle Office in Charlton and all I can say is, I hope you have a thick skin and a sense of humor because the place is a joke. After waiting for a place to park for ten minutes or so, I made the ?-mile walk to the registry building nearly getting run over by a tractor trailer in the process. What a great walk this is going to be in a rain or snow storm. Anyway, after getting into the building I retrieved my number from the machine and looked for a place to sit. Apparently lots of other folks were also looking as they were leaning against the walls of this cracker box size facility. I finally got my registration processed and was out of the building in 1 hour and forty minutes. If you count the walk from the parking area and back, one hour and fifty minutes. Totally ridiculous. The only bright spot was the lady that processed my application. She couldn’t have been nicer. STANLEY PARZYCH CHARLTON End of life planning not euthanasia To the Editor: The Health Care Reform bill currently in the House provides for “end of life” counseling for seniors confronted by terminal conditions. Such counseling is clearly stated as voluntary. Both of my parents confronted this issue. My father had been revived four times on a gurney. He opted for a “Do Not Resuscitate” option because he did not wish to go through such extreme measures again. My mother was terminally ill with colon cancer. After consulting with representatives of the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), a wonderful organization that is too rarely recognized, she decided that she would rather spend her final days with family in her own home rather than in a nursing home or a terminal care facility. Nevertheless, conservative and Republican activists have seized upon the provision in the House Bill that provides for financing of such counseling, at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion per year, as a prelude to euthanasia and death panels. Take for example, Newt Gingrich. On a Sunday news program with George Stephanopoulis he said, “You are asking us to trust turning power over to the government when there are clearly people in America who believe in establishing euthanasia.” Yet, as recently as July 2, in an editorial in the Washington Post, Mr. Gingrich wrote, in an Op-Ed Piece titled “Across The Country, Some People Are Getting It Right”: “More than 20 percent of all Medicare spending occurs in the last two months of life. Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, has developed a successful end-of-life best practice that includes community-wide advance care planning, where 90 percent of patients have advance directives … The Gundersen approach empowers patients and families to control and direct their care ... Gundersen delivers at a 30-percent lower rate than the national average … If Gundersen's approach was used to care for the approximately 4.5 million Medicare beneficiaries who die every year, Medicare could save more than $33 billion a year." So suddenly, Mr. Gingrich opposes a plan that would cost $2.5 billion and, by his own admission, save $33 billion per year, and that was introduced by Georgia Congressman John Isakson two years ago. Now we turn to Sarah Palin, the author of the famous “Death Panels” quote. In April, 2008, Gov. Palin set forth the following resolution for the state of Alaska. “Whereas, Healthcare Decision Day is designed to raise public awareness of the need to plan ahead for healthcare decision, related to end of life care and medical decision-making whenever patients are unable to speak for themselves and to encourage the specific use of advance directive to communicate these important healthcare decisions. “Whereas, one of the principle goals of Healthcare Decisions Days is to encourage hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and hospices to participate in a statewide effort to provide clear and consistent information to the public about advance directives, as well as to encourage medical professionals and lawyers to volunteer their time and efforts to improve public knowledge and increase the number of Alaska's citizens with advance directives. “Now, therefore, I, Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, do hereby proclaim April 16, 2008 as healthcare decision day in Alaska.” Lest you have any doubts about the term “advance directives,” they are commonly known as “Living Wills.” That’s end of life planning. Not death panels, not euthanasia. And all the House bill proposes is to defray the cost of such a service. You can choose to have it, even if you have private insurance. KENNETH O’BRIEN SOUTHBRIDGE Area residents important part of PMC To the Editor: Serving Sturbridge, Brimfield, Holland and Wales 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550 Telephone (800) 367-9898 Fax (508) 764-8015 www.sturbridgevillager.net FRANK G. CHILINSKI WALTER C. BIRD JR. PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER WEEKLY EDITOR AT-LARGE TRACY SEELYE EDITOR, STURBRIDGE VILLAGER On Aug. 1 and 2, more than 5,000 cyclists from 36 states and ten countries rode across the Commonwealth in the 30th annual PanMassachusetts Challenge (PMC). They pedaled up to 190 miles, through 46 scenic towns, in effort to raise $30 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund. Raising money for cancer research is a community effort, conducted by many for the benefit of everyone. The PMC team includes all who ride, contribute, volunteer, and support our efforts along the way. We are grateful to everyone from Sturbridge and Charlton who helped make this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge a terrific success. We are particularly indebted to the Sturbridge and Charlton Police Department and Department of Public Works whose sup- rom the book of Mark comes the tale of Barry the Batboy, the hero of the Saturday Night Chiroptera Attack. Well, it was more of an errant invasion than a real attack, but nevertheless it called for bravery, athleticism, and more than a lick of feline courage. And Barry, the Nimrod of Glover Street, had just what it takes. There we were, the wife and I, safely ensconced on the couch for a cozy hour of Gaither Homecoming music. Barry, a.k.a. Cat Number One, Fat Boy, or Sloopy, was atop the back of the couch, forming a furry ridge that purred or wheezed, depending on his disposition. Who knows where Elliott, his brother, was. The bluegrassS OU gospel music had us pleasantly engaged when, out of IKE T the corner of my eye, I saw something come swooping MARK ASHTON down the stairs. Swooping couldn’t possibly be Elliott; slinking, sure, skittering, of course, but swooping, no way. Besides, this thing was now flying, in circles, down the stairwell and back up. The motion conjured up scenarios past. “We’ve got a bat in the living room,” I told my companion, who put down her book (she’s a multi-tasking entertainment specialist who watches movies and reads, relaxes and reads, listens to CDs and reads, sleeps and reads) just long enough to settle on a plan of action: “Get it out of here.” Recalling past episodes of bat invasion, I knew it was my task to carry out that plan, but this time I thought I’d enlist some help. “Barry,” I said, turning to the furry ridge at the back of my head. “Go get him!” To my delight, and surprise, Barry perked up, jumped down and headed for the staircase, while I headed down to the cellar for my favorite bat-capturing equipment, the broom. By the time I reached the staircase, I didn’t know where either Barry or the bat had gone. I flicked on the stairwell light and was pleased to have nothing buzzing around my ears. At the top of the stairs, I saw the creature still circling, now in the bedroom, and the plan became one of containment. I reached for the light cord in between swoops, closed the bedroom door behind me, and was glad to find Barry at the foot of the bed following the nocturnal mammal’s motions like a fan at a tennis match. He flew in counterclockwise circles (from the top view anyway), so I took my stance and made a couple of practice swings with the broom. He got me on an early curve, as I sloppily chopped down: Strike one. He must have switched to a change-up for the next one, ‘cause I evened out my swing but completely missed him again: Strike two. I knew Barry and the rest of the household were all counting on me, so I planted my feet firmly, waited for a fastball and took my third swing. The straw of the broom caught the creature full in the face and drove him down into the carpet on the far side of the bed. That’s when Barry did his part, leaping into action like an umpire trying to assess the action at first base. That’s also when I launched into part two of the plan — throwing a towel over the dazed critter (he was emitting high-pitched chitters, so I knew he was still alive), wrapping it up from 27 different corners, and carrying the package downstairs to the back door, where I flung it all on the stoop. The plan was working flawlessly. The towel unfolded, the dazed mammal unsnagged himself from the fabric, took one look at me, and screeched off into the night. “Go get your fill of mosquitoes,” I shouted after him, “and tell your friends what to expect from Barry the Nimrod and me!” I waited for my pulse to recede a bit before settling back onto the couch with the wife, the Gaithers, and their Homecoming Friends. “Barry helped me this time,” I told her. “He didn’t get bit, did he?” she asked. “He didn’t get scratched, did he? Those things can carry disease!” My mind wandered to rabid vampires raising an army of zombies hankering after homosapiens’ necks for dinner. “No, he didn’t get bit,” I answered. “He just jumped on him after I knocked him down.” “Well, he didn’t hurt the bat, did he?” asked the One Who Wants No Animals Hurt in any Encounter. “No, no, no,” I assured her. “Nobody did any biting. Nobody got hurt. It was just a fun little game of bat and ball.” (I left it to her to figure out the ironies of the broom being the bat and the bat being the ball.) And I marveled, once again, at what marvelous (and creepy) creatures were these flying mice — beautiful, mysterious, talented, unique — and completely undesirable indoors. Worth their weight in bugs outdoors, but unwanted inside. I made a mental note to put more weather-stripping around the attic doors — and to take Barry with me the next time I spent some time up there. “Barry was brave,” I reminded the lady of the house. She patted the proud hunter on his head as he jumped back up to his perch on the couch and we all settled in for the Gaithers’ grand finale — Vince Gil’s “Go Rest High.” Everyone was now in his (or her) right place, and all was right with the world. We drew straws to see who would get to tell Elliott about all the excitement if and when he ever surfaced again. Barry won. It was only fair. Mark Ashton writes a weekly column for Stonebridge Press publications. port enabled thousands of cyclists and motorists to travel together safely along its roadways. The PMC raises and contributes twice the sum raised by any other athletic fundraising event in the country. This year’s PMC cyclists were riding to bring the PMC’s 30-year Jimmy Fund contribution to the $270 million mark. By cheering for PMC cyclists along the route, Sturbridge and Charlton residents are an important part of the PMC mission and can take pride in our collective accomplishments. BILLY STARR FOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR THE PAN-MASSACHUSETTS CHALLENGE Friday, August 21, 2009 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER 11 ‘Really, really hard decisions’ spark RMV move RMV continued from page A1 really, really hard decisions.” A new branch of the RMV opened Monday, Aug. 10 at the Mass Pike 5East service plaza in Charlton. The Southbridge RMV site was closed earlier this month. Since then, state and local officials have expressed concerns over the safety of the Charlton branch. State Rep. Geraldo Alicea, DCharlton, angrily took Kaprielian and Patrick, who faces widespread voter dissatisfaction in the wake of a recent sales tax hike, to task last week after hearing of the governor’s support for Kaprielian. Alicea said both are not listening to concerns about the site. “The governor knows I disagree,” he said. “I will be the first one to say, ‘I told you so.’ This is not the right place to have it. This does not make sense.” The RMV, which has insisted the site is safe, plans to release a new plan next week to address handicap parking issues at the new Charlton branch, since those spaces are not currently accessible by a driveway on Route 20, according to Spokesman Ann Dufresne. The spaces are only accessible by the Mass Turnpike. Dufresne was not specific when asked what the plan included. “Everything is on the table,” she said. When asked why the plan was not done before the registry opened, Dufresne said officials had to wait to gauge the impact of the site before doing so. “I think its been in discussion,” she said. SAFETY State Rep. Geraldo Alicea, DCharlton, called for vouchers to be issued to motorists who are forced to use the Mass Turnpike to access the new branch. Alicea believe his concerns about lighting and signaling along the Route 20 access point have still not been addressed. Alicea said his constituents know better than Patrick and Kaprielian about what the needs of the new branch are. Alicea warned of possible future accidents at the site and said he does not want the state to be liable for them. A bill to restore some funding to the RMV could be filed, Alicea said, but the agency would not be required to use it to reopen the Southbridge branch. “[Kaprielian] makes the final decision at the end of the day,” he said. Southbridge resident Roger Caouette, who gathered signatures for a petition to keep the Southbridge branch from closing, ripped into state officials after hearing of Patrick’s words last week. “She has no common sense at all. She should be terminated. The governor should be ashamed of himself [for hiring Kaprielian],” he said. “They haven’t done their homework. Our politicians have let us down.” Caouette said the handicapped spaces should be more easily accessible to people. Caouette was not the only concerned area resident. Two at the branch Friday, Aug. 14 raised several concerns, including possible haz- ards during the winter. “In the winter, I think it could be an accident waiting to happen,” said Frank Maokowski, of Oxford. “I think it is not very safe.” Another registry patron, Lisa S., who owns two local car insurance agencies, said the distance from the parking areas to the building is too great. “A lot of people have trouble making this distance,” she said. The branch’s opening forced her to hire another employee to perform registry transactions, she said, a service she offers to her customers. SIGNED OFF? The RMV is monitoring the site for any possible changes it may want to make in the future, as some state officials still have not offered definitive proof they signed off on a safety plan for the site. Dufresne said Kaprielian, the State Police and the state Highway Department had all approved it, but Dufresne could not specify who in the two latter agencies had. She said she “assumed” two state safety engineers, at least one of which works for the highway department, had signed off on the plan in a safety analysis memo. Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) Spokesman Adam Hurtubise, whose agency oversees the highway department, referred questions to Dufresne. The State Police have not responded to requests for information on the safety plan. Much controversy has surrounded the opening of the new RMV, with some local residents and lawmakers saying they were not convinced it would be safe. On Tuesday, Ryan Grannan-Doll photos A man walks to the Registry of Motor Vehicles in Charlton last week. Opening of the new branch has caused concerns that the site is not safe. Aug. 4, a tractor-trailer truck struck a Mass Turnpike Authority vehicle as crews were preparing the site for a grand opening there days later. State Police cited the tractor-trailer driver failing to use care when passing or turning. In the wake of the incident, a spokesman for state Senator Richard Moore, DUxbridge, said it raised more concerns. Alicea echoed the same concerns and said he had, as of last Friday, not yet seen the safety plan. He could be reached for comment last week. As part of its normal efforts to assure RMV sites are safe, Dufresne said the agency is monitoring the parking situation, the number of people using the site. “We watch it every day,” she said. “We monitor everything … anything that has to do with the operation that impacts our customers.” Dufresne said other branches have been closed in the past for renovations to make the areas safer. Ryan Grannan-Doll can be reached by phone at (508) 909-4050, or by e-mail at [email protected] On balance, area residents unimpressed with summer SUMMER continued from page A1 the water level. “You couldn’t do much, that’s for sure,” Irish said. Evan’s mother, Brooke Gaylord agreed. “[The rain] kind of spoiled it really,” she said. “They really couldn’t use the pool.” George Snell, park host at Buffumville said, “On the nice days, we’ve seen a large increase,” in visitors. On Monday, Snell reported more than 400 beachgoers filtering in and out of the park — a welcomed change. “June was down quite a bit,” Snell said of attendance at the park that officially closes on Sept. 13. Enjoying the sunshine on Monday were Janet Ortiz and her daughter Ciara Rodriguez, 10-years-old, of Worcester. “It really [stinks],” Ortiz said. “The kids are going back to school in what, three weeks and there’s been very little sun.” Joined by their cousins, 13-year-old Allianna and 15-year-old Shaquille Agbanyo, Monday was only the second time the family had been to the beach this summer. “It’s been bad because of all the rain,” Rodriguez said. “I didn’t want to go outside.” Allianna said the highlight of her summer was a trip to Six Flags amusement park in Agawam, but even then she was caught in a downpour. Shaquille said that while he didn’t necessarily mind hanging out, playing video games for most of the summer, he would have preferred a few more days conducive to baseball and basketball. “Last year, I didn’t stay away from this Evan Gaylord of Charlton does some late summer fishing at Buffumville Lake in Charlton. (Left to right) Ciara Rodriguez, Allianna and Shaquille Agbanyo and Seamus and Cian Carey enjoyed the sunshine on Monday, splashing in the water at Buffumville Lake in Charlton. place,” Ortiz said of the beach, saying she will most likely bring the kids to the beach again before the end of the summer if the warm weather holds out. While Seamus Carey, also of Worcester, and his brother Cian said the rain caused them to miss out on dirt bike riding and more days at the beach, not everyone feels shortchanged by the pervasive precipitation. At Cedar Lake in Sturbridge, 11-year-old Kasey Willman and her friend Emma Warren enjoyed one of many afternoons of swimming they’ve had this year. While both girls said they got to do everything they wanted this summer — including a weekend at Hampton Beach — and did not miss out on anything because of the rain, Willman’s mother Allison has a different opin- ion of the wet summer. “I feel it was gypped because it was so rainy,” Willman said. “I couldn’t do anything with them unless it was going to the movies.” Christopher Tanguay may be reached at (508) 909-4132, or by e-mail at [email protected] Economy, injuries create hardships for new veterans VETS continued from page 1 years of near-neglect. The “Post 9/11 GI Bill” kicked in Aug. 1, creating a pool of funds so soldiers returning from the Middle East can get public college educations for free, Tarantino said. It’s a “readjustment benefit” that helps them “find a new mission,” he said. “This is the most significant piece of veterans legislation since World War II,” he added, noting that war’s first GI Bill sent millions of people to college. Subsequent studies found the economy made $7 for every $1 spent on those educations. One local veteran of that old war, Southbridge’s Rene Tremblay, said he has seen the treatment of veterans deteriorate over many years. “Then, vets had a place to got to. They had a home, jobs to return to, bonuses. It was a different world altogether,” he said. “Today, it’s hard on a vet coming back. They have a lot of problems and people aren’t really helping them.” Tremblay attributed that partly to the fact communities are less cohesive, in some respects, than they were decades ago. As of last Thursday, Department of Defense data showed 5,097 soldiers have been slain in Iraq and Afghanistan, while 33,815 have been wounded. Over the past few years, numerous reports have explored the fact that an unusually high percentage of the latter group have suffered traumatic head injuries — some of them obvious, but some of them almost invisible. “More than 1.5 million U.S. military personnel have deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan since the start of military operations in 2001,” stated a paper in the Jan. 31, 2008 New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Charles Hoge and colleagues. “Because of improved protective equipment, a higher percentage of soldiers are surviving injuries that would have been fatal in previous wars. Head and neck injuries, including severe brain trauma, have been reported in one quarter of service members who have been evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan.” Others, however, seemed less hurt, but reported experiencing loss of consciousness, altered mental states or other kinds of injuries, often from explosions, Hoge’s team found. Months after their return home, those soldiers are more likely than others to experience PTSD or other long-term effects, they state. “The exact proportion of troops who have mild traumatic brain injury [commonly called a concussion] is not known, although it has been reported to be as high as 18 percent in news articles citing army medical officials. Many troops reportedly have persistent postconcussive symptoms, such as irritability, memory problems, headache, and difficulty concentrating,” the team found. “… Overall, 43.9 percent of soldiers who reported loss of consciousness met the criteria for PTSD, as compared with 27.3 percent of those with altered mental status, 16.2 percent of those with other injuries, and 9.1 percent of those with no injuries.” Hoge’s team noted, however, that clearly distinguishing between symptoms of PTSD, other disorders and mild brain injuries is almost impossible at this point, and there are no “evidence-based interventions” to treat them yet, although “education to normalize symptoms” helps. Tromblay and Tarantino said the Veterans’ Administration has been making major changes in recent years to improve services and address the needs of recent vets. “Years ago, you had to be beyond broke [to get care at VA hospitals] … but those who were unable to apply before are now being accepted, and those who were rejected are being asked to reapply,” Tromblay said. Tarantino essentially agreed, saying VA funding “increased exponentially” starting in 2007. At that time, the agency started hiring about 4,000 people to process its huge claims backlog and Congress had to repeal an early 1980s law that prohibited the VA from advertising its services, he added. Since then, the agency’s changing approach to outreach has attracted proportionally more MidEast vets (44 percent) than those of other wars (30 percent), Tarantino said. One part of it is using the Internet to encourage vets to talk to each other on social sites such as www.communityofveterans.org. Another, however, is a growing understanding of the need to provide long-term counseling and other health assessment in light of findings like those in the Hoge study. Although civilian counselors exist, they aren’t numerous enough and many don’t have experience dealing with the kinds of concerns vets have experienced. To fill the gap, the VA runs walk-in Veterans’ Centers for soldiers and their families. “The key is getting vets to understand they are injured” when they have “invisible” wounds like concussions or PTSD, Tarantino said. “You wouldn’t get shot and just walk around with a hole in your shoulder, you’d go to a doctor. … You need to seek treatment.” Presently, the military requires returnees to see doctors for physical health assessments immediately, then at 30, 60, 90 and 180 days after return. Tarantino said IAVA’s “top mental health priority” is to expand that to include “face-to-face” counseling evaluations at those times, because returnees often experience “a lot of changes in behavior.” “PTSD and other similar concerns are highly, highly treatable,” Tarantino said. “… The key to fixing those [problems] is integrating the prevalence of combat stress effects into the leadership of the military” and train officers how to observe their men for symptoms. Tromblay did not know how many veterans live in Southbridge, mostly because his office’s filing system is not yet computerized. “Hopefully, in a year’s time, I’ll have a complete inventory of everything,” Trombley said, noting he recently got a part-time aide to help with the process. “That’s one thing I’ve been lax to get done, but I’ll get it done.” Gus Steeves can be reached at 508-909-4135 or by e-mail at [email protected] STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 S-T-R-E-T-C-H your family budget BACK TO SCHOOL AND WORK HEADQUARTERS Gently used name brand clothes for Kids, Newborn-12 Womens/Juniors work & school clothes We also have Fall Maternity Wear Check us out! 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TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com 14 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 CALENDAR the authors bios and their works: http://www.venmill. com/dev1/new_england_authors_event.html.? “This is a perfect opportunity to meet and chat with the authors and have your books signed,” said Presutti. Commemorative brochures will be handed out to the first 500 attending. For more information on the New England Authors Event contact Michael Presutti at 508-728-4098 or via e-mail at [email protected] Wednesday, Aug. 26 STURBRIDGE — Bethlehem Lutheran Church will hold a Fine Artisan Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Sturbridge Town Common across from the Publick House Restaurant, Route 131. This is a juried show and there will be artisans, music, entertainment and food all day. HOLLAND — The Senior Citizens Center will serve lunch of beef stew with all the fixings at noon followed at 1 p.m. by ourr “Name That Baby” Contest. Seniors will submit pictures of themselves as babies or young folk and label them on the back, with name and approximate year, by Monday, Aug. 24. They will be displayed on posters in the Senior Center; participants will be given a numbered list and go around to the posters to guess who’s who. Goodies and coffee and cold drinks will be available that day and prizes will be awarded to the top three correct guessers. Please contact Linda at the Center at 2453163 to enter and join us for the hilarity. Saturday, Sept. 12 WEBSTER — Celebrate Family, Health and Fun – for Free – at Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard’s 2009 Health Fair. Sponsored by Kindred Healthcare. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Webster campus (340 Thompson Road). Health screenings include blood pressure, skin damage, spine and body fat analysis. The Masons of Massachusetts will offer MYCHIP (Child Identification) kits. Life Flight scheduled to land! SightMobile, senior health and home care, rehabilitation, digital mammography and breast cancer awareness and more! Bring the family and celebrate your health! Sunday, Aug. 30 THOMPSON, Conn. — The Harrington Hospital Auxiliary will host a Classic Car Show at Bogey’s Ice Cream Stand at The Thompson International Speedway from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Admission is free to the public. The fee for classic cars is $10. Price includes admission for car and driver. Trophies will be awarded to the top ten cars. Dash Plaques will be provided to the first 100 cars registered. DJ, Dick Salvas will play the oldies. 50/50 raffles will be held throughout the day. For more information, please call Dawn Sanchez, Harrington Hospital Media Coordinator at (508) 765-3146. WEBSTER — The Daughters of Isabella Circle # 709 will hold an “Indoor Marketplace” from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall on Day Street, Webster. Tables are available at $20 for an 8’ x 3’. For more information please call Jane Mills at 860-928-3890 or Louise Ravenelle at 508-943-8456. Sunday, Sept. 13 OXFORD — The Barton Center for Diabetes Education is hosting a motorcycle ride, to benefit the summer camp programs at the Barton Center and Camp Joslin. All proceeds to benefit the Campership scholarship fund. Ride starts at noon at the Central Massachusetts Safety Council , 186 West Boylston St. (Route 12, Wachusett Plaza), and ends with a cook-out, music and a raffle at the Barton Center in Oxford. Cost is $20 per rider . Registration will take place at the Safety Council at 10 a.m. Contact the Barton Center At (508) 987-2056 or visit us at www.bartoncenter.org Sunday, Sept. 6 CHARLTON — The town’s 113th annual Old Home Day celebration adds a new event, a New England Authors evening from 7 – 10 p.m. at Dexter Hall in the newly renovated Charlton Public Library on Main St. The New England Authors Event was the brainchild of Michael Presutti, a local author in Charlton. “Often when I’m doing a book signing, authors will ask me how I go about booking an event,” said Presutti. “Regardless if one is self-published or traditionally published, the author must do the bulk of the PR footwork. With so many authors in New England, I thought it was time to create a venue where authors can meet the public and get the word out about their books.” Authors scheduled to appear represent a spectrum of genres such as fiction, mystery, fantasy, thriller, and YA sci-fi/fantasy. The list includes Sheila Connolly, M.E. Kemp, Mary-Ann Tirone-Smith, Cindy Davis, Rita Schiano, Michael Presutti, Shawn Cormier, Janina Chung, Anthony Giangregorio, and Robert St. Marie. A web page dedicated to the event displays Friday, Sept. 18 STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all junior high school students. There is a “once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents can pick up their children on the front steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7 and a snack bar is available. Friday, Sept. 25 STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their Stonebridge Press Villager Newspapers fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all junior high school students. There is a “once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents can pick up their children on the front steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7 and a snack bar is available. Saturday, Sept. 26 STUBRIDGE — Bethlehem Lutheran Church will hold a Fine Artisan Festival from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the Town Common, across from the Publick House, Route 131. This is a juried show featuring artisans, music, entertainment and food all day. For more information, contact 508347-7297. Sunday, Sept. 27 WEBSTER — Join Harrington Hospital and Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard for its 2009 Breast Cancer 5K, held at 340 Thompson Road in Webster. Registration forms available at the Webster and Southbridge locations, as well as going to www.harringtonhospital.org. All proceeds will go back to the healthcare system, including the brand new Harrington Cancer Center in Southbridge. Please gather your friends, get some sponsors and help us raise money for a great cause! For more information, 508-943-2600 ext. 309. Friday, Oct. 2 STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all junior high school students. There is a “once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents can pick up their children on the front steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7 and a snack bar is available. Friday, Oct. 16 STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all junior high school students. There is a “once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents can pick up their children on the front steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7 and a snack bar is available. Friday, Oct. 30 STURBRIDGE — The Federated Church of Sturbridge and Fiskdale will host their fall and winter junior high dances at 7 – 10 p.m. Fridays in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a DJ. These are fun evenings for all junior high school students. There is a “once you’re in, you’re in” policy. Parents can pick up their children on the front steps at 10 p.m. The cost per youth is $7 and a snack bar is available. Ongoing SOUTHBRIDGE — The Phoenix Bay Path Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol meets on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Harrington Memorial Health Service building on 61 Pine St., Southbridge, between Mary E. Wells Jr. High School and Trinity Catholic Academy. Accepting membership for Cadets (12 years and older) and Adults. For more information, please email [email protected] or [email protected] or connect to the National Civil Air Patrol website at www.gocivilairpatrol.com to locate a unit nearest you. STURBRIDGE — Business people and professionals may attend and learn more about CBA, a four-year-old networking group with a community focus in Sturbridge and surrounding towns. Meetings also provide stimulating information on economic topics affecting our region. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays each month from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. For information, call 413-245-3483. STURBRIDGE — Local Business People are encouraged to visit the local BNI Chapter, Business Visionaries, scheduled every Tuesday from 7 - 8:30 a.m., at the Oliver Wight Tavern at Old Sturbridge Village. BNI is a business and professional networking organization whose primary purpose is to exchange qualified business referrals. What makes BNI unique is that it allows only one person per profession to join a chapter. Thus, once you’ve joined, there is no conflict in passing referrals, and none of your competitors can participate. However, if your competition joins first, this opportunity is gone. To RSVP, call 508-943-2400 or e-mail [email protected] STURBRIDGE — The Al-Anon group will meet at 7 p.m. at Sturbridge Federated Church, 8 Maple St. Al-Anon is an anonymous program for people who have been affected by a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. All are welcome to attend. STURBRIDGE — Want to become a better communicator and increase your self-confidence? The Village Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. on the second, third and fourth Thursday of the month at the Southbridge Savings Bank on Route 20. Guests are always welcome. For more information, go to village.freetoasthost.com or www.toastmasters.org, call Dennis at 508-347-9343 or email [email protected] Water Main Construction STURBRIDGE — Water Main Construction, which begsn Monday, Aug. 3, is scheduled to conclude Thursday, Oct. 15. Construction will be from the intersection of Hall Road and Route 131 south on Route 131 to the Southbridge line. 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Fennessey, and the daughter of the late Benedetto and Amalia (DeSisto) Coviello. Born in Lynn, Jennie was raised in West Lynn and was a lifelong resident of the city. She was educated in Lynn schools, She worked for the City of Lynn in housekeeping at the Police Station and also City Hall for a number of years. During World War II, she worked for General Electric. She was Past Prefect of St. Patrick’s Sodality, a CCD teacher, and was active in all church activities. Jennie was an avid bowler and a fabulous Italian cook. She loved cooking for her family and friends. She enjoyed arts and crafts and has received awards for her art work, especially her oil paintings. She and her husband enjoyed many years of travel. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Ferron and her husband Donald of Sturbridge and Elaine Casey and her husband William of Topsfield; her two sons, Kelly E. Thomas, 35 Robert A. Fennessey and his wife Barbara of Byfield and John F. Fennessey and his wife Gail of Maine; her 10 grandchildren, Matthew Ferron and his wife Beth, Jennifer Ferron Walsh and her husband Brian, Laura Ferron LaMothe and her husband Jeremy, Erin Fennessey Jaskulski and her husband Jeff, Caroline (Casey) Boreck and her husband Ramon, Alicia Casey, and Lisa, Randy, Joseph and Dana Fennessey; her seven greatgrandchildren, Camron, Ryan, and Braeden LaMothe, Cassidy and Samuel Ferron, Connor Walsh and Alyssa Jaskulski, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the mother of the late Thomas Fennessey and sister of the late Joseph, Louis and Rocco Coviello, Josephine Piekarski, Antoinetta Champa, Mary Imperial, Rose Sullo and Millie Byrne. Her funeral from the Solimine, Landergan & Richardson Funeral Home, 426 Broadway (Rt. 129), Lynn, was held Saturday, Aug. 15 followed by funeral mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lynn. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Lynn. Donations may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923 or Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Guest book at www.solimine.com Stephanie A. Girouard, 85 SOUTHBRIDGE — Stephanie A. (Ciesla) Girouard, 85, of Southbridge, died Friday, Aug. 14 at the Woods at Eddy Pond in Auburn, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Arthur J. Girouard, who died in 1980. She is survived by a sister, Anita Kwalek, and several nieces and nephews. She was also the sister of the late Antoni, Stanley, Walter, Richard and Jeannette Ciesla and Caroline Obartuck. She was born in Sturbridge, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Zabek) Ciesla. She worked at the American Optical Company in Southbridge for many years, retiring several years ago. Her funeral and burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Southbridge will be private. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home in Southbridge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the AseraCare Hospice, 4 Mount Royal Ave., Marlboro, MA 01752. www.morrillfuneralhome.com Brendan A. ‘Bud’ Canty DUDLEY — Brendan A. “Bud” Canty, of 66 West Main St., died Saturday, Aug. 8, at home in the company of his family. He leaves his wife of 44 years, Monica E. (Griffin) Canty; five children, Brendan T. Canty of Milford, Conn., Laureen A. Morrison of Oxford, Michael P. Canty of Dudley, Colleen A. Kelleher of Holden and Monica Erin Canty of Richmond, Va.; a brother, Ambrose Canty of Southbridge; four grandchildren, Amy, Brendan, Dylan and Shannon; a great-grandson Devon; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Edna C. (Deary) Canty, five brothers and seven sisters. He was born in Webster, one of the 14 children of Patrick and Anne (McCauley) Canty. He lived in Webster and Dudley all his life. He graduated from Saint Louis High School in Webster, where he was captain of the basketball team, and from Becker Junior College in Leicester, where he was also on the varsity team. He was a referee for high school and college basketball games for many years. Mr. Canty proudly served his country in World War II in the U.S. Army, earning a Bronze Star Medal. He was honorably discharged in November of 1945. He was the proprietor of Deary Bros., Inc. in Sturbridge from 1948 to 1978. He then worked for Deary Bros. Dairy before retiring. He was a member of Saint Anthony of Padua Church where he was the last surviving member of the church’s building committee. He was a member of the Webster-Dudley Knights of Columbus Council #228 and the Webster-Dudley American Legion Post #184. The funeral, with full military honors, was held Wednesday, August 12, with a Mass in Saint Anthony of Padua Church, 24 Dudley Hill Road. Burial was in Saint Anthony’s Cemetery, Webster. Memorial donations may be made to Saint Louis School Endowment Fund, 15 Lake St., Webster, MA 01570. The Scanlon Funeral Service, 38 East Main Street, Webster, directed the arrangements. www.scanlonfs.com Relay For Life 2010 Fundraisers and car fresheners we will also have yard sale items and all proceeds benefit the Relay For Life of the Greater Southbridge Area 2010. On Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and again on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will be at the Publick House Harvest Festival. We will be located in the tent behind Sadie Green’s. Other dates and events are being confirmed so please keep checking the Southbridge Evening News for dates and places. SOUTHBRIDGE — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Greater Southbridge Area is beginning their fall fund raising for the 2010 Relay. This year, along with our signature ‘Smelly Jelly’ room fresheners, we have added a couple new items. Car fresheners and gourmet flavored lollipops along with last year’s great new seller ‘Smencils’ will be for sale. For more information on any of the fund raising items please contact Ron Ravenelle at 508-347-3826 or [email protected] or contact Faye Fulone Sweeney at 508-735-5206 or f[email protected] On Monday, Sept. 7, we will be on the Town Common for Charlton Old Home Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 12, we will be at St Anne’s in Fiskdale for their yard sale. Along with the Smelly Jelly jars, gourmet lollipops, Smencils Community breakfast to benefit Hoy family SOUTHBRIDGE — Kelly E. Thomas, 35, of Southbridge died suddenly on Friday after being stricken ill. She is survived by her mother Connie (Conrad) Grzembski of Florida, (formerly of Southbridge) and her stepfather Richard Grzembski of Southbridge, 3 sisters Bridgette R. Thomas, Meagan L. Grzembski, Heather J. Grzembski, and her Godchild Nolan Bachand all of Southbridge. She also leaves her significant partner Jose “Joe” Cruz, aunts Hope Wilson of Southbridge, Ellen Lincourt of Worcester, Dorothy Chickering of Sturbridge and an uncle Ray Conrad of Delaware, and many cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Millicent “Memo” (Swan) Conrad who died in 1983. She was born in Southbridge, and graduated from Southbridge High School in 1995. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Southbridge. Kelly enjoyed volleyball, crossword puzzles, playing pool, and was a member of the Southbridge Pool League. She was a bartender at Lynda’s Bar in Southbridge, and also at the VFW Post 6055. She was also a licensed beautician. The funeral was to be Thursday Aug.13, from Sansoucy Funeral Home 40 Marcy St. Southbridge with a church service at noon at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church 446 Hamilton St. Southbridge. Burial will follow in OakRidge Cemetery. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5-8PM. sansoucyfuneral.com Joanne M. Anderson, 51 OXFORD — Joanne M. (Wessell) Anderson, 51, died on Aug. 9, in her home after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Stephen C. Anderson of Oxford; a daughter, Shani L. Anderson of New York; a son, Todd E. Anderson of Bristol, Conn.; two very special friends and daughters, Dawn Salmonson Parker and Sharla Rossik; her mother, Marie T. (Sweeney) Wessell of Oxford; a brother, Ernest E. Wessell Jr. of Sturbridge; a sister, Dianne P. Wessell-Tariq of New York; and many nephews and nieces. She was born in Worcester, the daughter of the late Ernest E. Wessell Sr., and was a lifelong resident of Oxford. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1976 and Hahnemann Hospital Nursing School in 1979. Joanne was a registered nurse employed at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester for 30 years. She was an avid gardener and loved the ocean, especially Hampton Beach. She enjoyed making people smile during the holidays and was called “The Cookie Lady” by children. She will be greatly missed by her family and large circle of friends. Funeral services are private and there are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joanne Anderson Scholarship Fund, c/o Webster Five Cent Savings Bank, 343 Main St., Oxford, MA 01540, to benefit Oxford High School graduates. As Joanne requested, there will be a celebration of her life from 2 - 7 p.m. Sunday, August 23 at Periwinkles Restaurant, 917 Southbridge St., Auburn. The Paradis Funeral Home, Oxford, is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.paradisfuneralhome.com Mildred M. Hamel, 86 CHARLTON — Mildred M. (Gravelle) Hamel, 86, of Brookfield Road, died Monday, Aug. 10 in her home after an illness. Her husband of 43 years, Marshall J. Hamel, died in 1986. She leaves two sons, David M. Hamel of Charlton and Alan J. Hamel of Sturbridge; a sister, Eleanore G. Goulet of Southbridge; five grandchildren, Mathew Hamel of Worcester, Andrea Comer of Holden, Tina Hamel of Northfield, Tracey Chaput and her husband Jeffery of Ault, Colo., and Timothy Reynolds of Arizona; four great grandchildren, Tabitha Chaput, Samantha Chaput, Alexandrea Chaput and Sue Anne Hamel; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Gladys Sumner and Violette Collings, two brothers, Edward Gravel and Henry Gravelle, and a granddaughter, Katherine Hamel. She was born in Turners Falls, the daughter of Henry and Elsie (Cate) Gravelle. She lived in Southbridge from 1938 to 1948 and was a graduate of Mary E. Wells High School in Southbridge. Mildred worked at Russell Harrington Cutlery, Co. in Southbridge, Ames Woolen Mill in Southbridge and at W.T. Grant department store in Sturbridge before retiring many years ago. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Women’s Club in Charlton, a member of the Widows Club of Southbridge, a volunteer at the Masonic Home in Charlton, a volunteer with the Government Food Surplus Program, and a volunteer with the St. Joseph’s Church Bingo. Her funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 15 in the Daniel T. Morrill Funeral Home, 130 Hamilton St., Southbridge. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Southbridge. Donations may be made to the charity of ones choice. www.morrillfuneralhome.com . Send all obituary notices to the Sturbridge Villager, 25 Elm St., Southbridge, MA 01550, or by e-mail to [email protected] the family’s driveway on July 7. This unimaginable tragedy struck the hearts of friends and strangers throughout the area. No matter where one went in the days that followed, conversations about little Eli’s death could be overheard. And the psychic pain, even among strangers, seemed palpable.? As an act of help and healing, friends of the Hoy family, together with several area businesses, have organized a Community Breakfast Fundraiser to benefit the family. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 13, with four seatings: 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11 a.m. at the Burgess Elementary School Cafeteria, 45 Burgess Road in Sturbridge.? Tickets are $10 per person; a 50/50 raffle will be held during each seating. Additional dona- tions are accepted gratefully. “We ask that tickets be purchased in advance so that we can best plan and prepare for each seating,” said Linda Amadio, one of the fundraiser’s coordinators.? Tickets are now available for purchase at the following businesses: Southbridge Savings Bank (Southbridge and Sturbridge branches); Amcomm Wireless, 131 Main St., Sturbridge; Village Pizza, 487 Main St., Fiskdale; Hometown Bank, 331 Main St., Sturbridge; and Sullivan and Wallace Real Estate, 30 Sturbridge Road, Brimfield. ? For more information on the Community Breakfast Fundraiser to Benefit The Hoy Family, please contact Linda Amadio at 508347-7852. STURBRIDGE — The community was stunned as it learned of the tragic and accidental death of 2-yearold Eli Hoy, who was struck by a minivan in Debbie Sichol’s Dance Center 100 North St. • Southbridge 508-764-2621 We take pride in giving each student individual attention. Registration Date Friday, August 21st 4pm-7pm Sat., August 22nd 10am-2pm Tap - Ballet - Modern - Jazz - Lyrical - Hip Hop - Gym - Irish Step Pre-school thru Adult Classes Beginner thru Advanced PEOPLE ARE LINING UP for • Current Complete Local News • Community Events • Local Classifieds and Merchant Advertising • and Lots More! DON’T MISS IT - SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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Box 90 • Southbridge, MA 01550 16 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 SPORTS Another day, another upset for Quaboag OUTLASTS TANTASQUA TO ADVANCE TO AUBURN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME BY NICK ETHIER SPORTS STAFF WRITER AUBURN — The Quaboag summer basketball team was able to knock off top seeded Whitinsville Christian in the quarterfinals of the Auburn Summer League, but with shaky free throw shooting. To ensure that it would not happen again, Quaboag coach Steve Gogos had his team shoot foul shots before their semifinal tilt Aug. 12 with fifth-seeded Tantasqua. “I made sure everyone was here early for the foul shots,” Gogos said. “That’s why we had that five-, seven-point cushion at the end.” Nate Connor and Brian Rodrigues were clutch at the line in the final minute, as No. 8 Quaboag defeated Tantasqua, 48-41, to advance to the championship game. Quaboag will square off with No. 6 Sutton, who beat seventh-ranked Millbury in the other semifinal, 46-33. Connor and Rodrigues not only hit free throws down the stretch, but also contributed offensively and defensively all game. “When he wants to be the best player (on the court) he can be,” Gogos said of Connor, a junior-to-be. “He’s a lefty and he can shoot.” Meanwhile, the senior Rodrigues is a skilled point guard. “Rodrigues did an outstanding job of not turning the ball over,” Gogos said. David Morin and Ryan Plante also hit big shots for Quaboag in the second half of action. The first half was quite a battle, with both teams holding slim leads throughout. Tantasqua headed into the break up five points, 21-16. The Tantasqua trio of Jake Gubitose, Kyle White and Matt Phillips — all varsity members last winter — helped maintain the lead early in the second half, with Gubitose controlling the point, White hitting three-pointers, and Phillips doing the dirty work down low. Tantasqua never lost the lead in the second half until there were six minutes to go, when Connor sprinted down the court for an uncontested layup. But the lead switched numerous times down to the final minutes, as Gubitose — who finished with 13 points — hit a 3-pointer with 1:30 to go, giving Tantasqua a 41-40 lead. But Quaboag finished the game on an 8-0 run, as Morin hit a layup, Connor drained two free throws, Rodrigues hit two free throws and Connor hit two more. “It was a tough game,” Tantasqua coach Chris Siniscalchi said. “We battled back, (Quaboag) just played well. We just didn’t pull the win out.” Despite the loss, Siniscalchi is looking forward to seeing Tantasqua do battle come winter time. “We have a young team coming in,” he said. “(Summer league) will get them ready for the varsity season.” Gogos was just happy to advance to the final, especially against a team Quaboag does battle with on a regular basis. “Tantasqua’s our rival, so that’s pretty huge,” he said. And Gogos knows the summer success proves that Quaboag will be the real deal come winter, and possibly for many more seasons to come. “They were just young guys, now they’re juniors and seniors,” he said. “They’ve developed and matured into the basketball players I’ve wanted them to become.” Nick Ethier photos No. 8 Quaboag earned a come-from-behind victory over fifth-seeded Tantasqua in an Auburn Summer League semifinal contest Aug. 12. Tantasqua topped by Marianapolis in PBA tilt BY RYAN PELLETIER SPORTS CORRESPONDENT SOUTHBRIDGE — On Aug. 13, the PBA girls’ summer league playoff tournament was running full force as a group of six teams met to fight for a place on the podium. A close game came out of the evening with the Tantasqua-North Brookfield match that led off the night. This game was a close one for its entirety, as the two teams went back and forth for the majority. Early in the game Kat Muska hit deep from just inside the three-point line, and North Brookfield answered immediately with another two points of its own no more than 20 seconds later. North Brookfield did an excellent job in completing second chance opportunities. Ashley Duszak crashed the offensive boards and was able to save several scoring opportunities, in one instance grabbing a botched free throw thrown up by one of her teammates and putting it back up and in for two points. With about 10 minutes left in the first half North Brookfield was able to hammer down a three to jump up on Warriors, however Amy McClellan was quick to answer with a three of her own to put Tantasqua right back in the game. With the clock winding down to around 2 minutes in the frame, the teams continued to go shot for shot, leading to a 15-12 halftime score. Come dance with us! 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For the Fall Dance Season Join our full day intensive Dance Camp August 17th-21st (age 8 and up) 508-347-2332 Corner of Rt. 20 & Rt. 148 in Sturbridge Ryan Pelletier photo North Brookfield and Tantasqua tipped off a tripleheader of PBA summer league playoff games Thursday, Aug. 13. North Brookfield won, 27-23. SEARCH LOCAL. IT’ S A NO-BRAINER Find what you’re looking for, quick and easy. All Local. All the time. TheHeartOf Massachusetts.com Friday, August 21, 2009 • STURBRIDGE VILLAGER 17 SPORTS GETTING READY FOR FOOTBALL Koumanelis watches players from Bay Path as they train. David Dore photos A couple of prospective members of the Bartlett football team practice taking a snap. SOUTHBRIDGE — Members of the 2009 football teams from Southbridge, Bartlett, Tantasqua and Bay Path gathered at Harry J. McMahon Memorial Field last week for a preseason camp. This is the 12th year for the camp, which Southbridge football coach Frank Koumanelis said drew 140 players. For two and a half hours each day for four straight days, Aug. 10-13, they learned the skills they need to succeed on the football field — and had an opportunity to get (or stay) in shape. Quaboag, Tantasqua notch upsets in quarterfinals TOP-RANKED WHITINSVILLE CHRISTIAN AND NORTHBRIDGE FALL IN SUMMER LEAGUE BY NICK ETHIER SPORTS STAFF WRITER AUBURN — The Auburn Summer Basketball League saw its share of shockers Aug. 11 in the quarterfinal round, when the lower four seeds defeated the top four. None was bigger than No. 8 Quaboag’s defeat of top-ranked Whitinsville Christian, 51-44. The game was a true back-andforth affair, with the lead changing hands seven times in the first half before Whitinsville Christian held a slim 27-24 lead at halftime. Passion and hustle were also on full display in the battle, as numerous low post fouls were called after banging bodies were jockeying for position. On more than one occasion players had to be separated before being assessed technical fouls. Whitinsville Christian’s trio of Hans Miersma, Taylor Bajema and Kurt Steiner — three skilled varsity players — then found their groove early in the second half, taking a 35Nick Ethier photos A player from Whitinsville Christian (left) and Quaboag battle for the ball. 29 lead, their biggest of the contest. But Quaboag wouldn’t back down. Sean Ramsey’s hustle and grit showed on and off the court, as he played a part of the half with a tissue lodged in his nose to tend to the blood loss. His determination and Quaboag’s poise played into the team not losing focus and continuing to play hard, despite being down by a half dozen. “Once we were losing in the second half they didn’t get too frustrated,” Quaboag coach Steve Gogos said. “I called a timeout and brought them back down to Earth. I said, ‘We’re down by six right now … we can do this. Get a few stops, get a few buckets, and it’s a game again.’” Quaboag then scored the next five points to close the gap to one, and eventually tied the score, 43-43, with 1:30 to play. After Bajema hit one free throw to go up one point, Quaboag scored the game’s final eight points to get the huge seven-point victory. “We were pretty clutch in the end,” Gogos said, as Nate Connor, David Morin and Brian Rodrigues all hit shots down the stretch to get the win. Gogos was also pleased with the ball handling of Rodrigues, who made smart passes and didn’t turn the ball over. And now Quaboag will advance to the final four of the league championship. Gogos has seen improvement with his players over the years. SPORTS BRIEFS Tantasqua boys’ soccer team to hold tryouts STURBRIDGE — Tantasqua Regional High School boys’ soccer will have tryouts on Thursday, Aug. 27, Friday, Aug. 28 and Saturday, Aug. 29. Times are from 2-5 p.m. on all three days. Tryouts will be at Tantasqua Regional High School soccer field (the Cage). Interested Tantasqua High School students should plan on attending all three days. They must have a completed physical form and proper paperwork on the first day. For more information, please e-mail varsity coach Ventimiglia at [email protected] or JV coach Siniscalchi at [email protected] Any questions can be directed to head coach Aaron Berthiaume through e-mail at [email protected] “I played with this same group of kids when they were freshmen and sophomores,” he said. “Now they’re juniors and seniors, and they have definitely come a long way.” TANTASQUA 62, NORTHBRIDGE 43 Tantasqua took a small three-point lead into halftime, but then steamrolled past Northbridge in the second half behind senior-to-be Jake Gubitose. The multi-talented Gubitose, who will shine in an offense that saw Dan Kemp and Brandon Forcier graduate, was a second half force for Tantasqua. Whether he was driving to the hoop, dishing out passes or draining three-pointers, Gubitose made sure the fifth-ranked Warriors would advance to the semifinals instead of No. 4 Northbridge. Tantasqua never trailed in the second half, and cruised in the final five minutes for the victory. Cory Pryor was the only varsity mainstay on the court for Northbridge, as the sharpshooter was without Casey Hippert and Tyrell Damon, two starters on last year’s varsity squad. In other quarterfinal action, seventh-ranked Millbury defeated No. 2 Bancroft, and No. 6 Sutton beat No. 3 Southbridge. Quaboag and Tantasqua battled in one semifinal tilt, while Millbury and Sutton squared off in the other. FRIDAY, SEPT. 11TH St. Mary’s St. Vincent de Paul Society Proudly presents An Evening of “Divine” Comedy MIS G IVINGS A night of bellylaughs, blessings, blarney and bingo Join Father Patrick Aloysious Misgivings for this divine evening of stories and one liners about growing up Catholic. From miracles and marriage counseling to bazaars, nothing escapes the good father’s razor sharp, Irish wit. Tantasqua Regional golf team tryout dates STURBRIDGE — Golfers wishing to try out for the 2009 fall golf team at Tantasqua Regional High School need to try out on Wednesday, Aug. 26 and Thursday, Aug. 27. Golfers must play nine holes on both days to qualify for the team. Tryouts will take place at Hemlock Ridge Golf Course, 220 Holland Road, Sturbridge. On both days, tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. Golfers should report to the course early to check in and to submit forms. Three forms are required to play for the team: the consent and release form, the permission form and the physical examination form. All three forms can be found on the Tantasqua Regional High School Web site, www.tantasqua.org/ths; simply click on the “Athletics” link to find all three forms. Physicals are good for one full year, so athletes who have a physical exam form on file from the spring are qualified to play for the team. New England’s Most Entertaining One Man Show!! This hilarious, interactive comedy includes a collection, a raffle and even an actual Bingo game. Publick House • Sturbridge, MA $35 For tickets call: 508-764-3226 Cocktails: 6:30pm • Dinner: 7:00pm Showtime: 8:30pm 18 STURBRIDGE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 A summer’s eve with The Bard BY JOSEPH EARLS SPECIAL TO STONEBRIDGE PRESS English teachers will lie. Truthfully, not all productions of Shakespeare are great or even good. Reviewers, however, owe it to readers to tell the truth and help them decide where to spend their money and time. Fortunately, two Shakespearean comedies close to the Tri-Community are not merely good: they are revelations and celebrations, demonstrating how funny, moving and entertaining live theater can be. For a date night or a family excursion, these two enchanting and riotously funny evenings are the price of a movie ticket and one large popcorn. Either play could become your most memorable night of this delightfully long August. Shakespeare and Company in beautiful Lenox uses its strongest cast for “Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare’s best comedy, thoughtful but loaded with laughter. Director Jonathan Croy has gone for the funniest “Twelfth Night” possible. He succeeds by giv- ing comic rein to every single role, and so the humor never stops. Even the staid Countess Olivia offers hilarity in her scenes with Viola, who is dressed as the “boy” Olivia is convinced she loves. Merritt Janson’s Viola is wonderful, gifted with lightness, physical dexterity and emotional range. Ryan Winkles’s Andrew Aguecheek steals entire scenes with his comic timing and overt connection with the audience, the funniest “foolish knight” I can remember. Watch, too, for Robert Biggs’ developed and vulnerable Feste, slowly earning acceptance as a beggar, singer, and trusted wit. As Shakespeare wanted, Winkles and Biggs frequently cross “the fourth wall” and invite the audience to engage in the play, not merely watch it. Our packed house laughed for two hours, rose in approval, agreed when The Boston Globe gave it four stars in the morning, and then emailed our friends. Shakespeare.org has all you need through Sept, 4th. Less well-known but perhaps even more accessible is the Redfeather Company’s production of “Much Ado about Nothing” in the cozy but professional amphitheater tucked into magnificent Green Hill Park in Worcester. (The park is stunning: worth an extra hour and a picnic, if you haven’t been there.) The Telegram sometimes cheers too obviously for Worcester theater, but their four star review of this production is exactly right. Director and Holy Cross professor Edward Visser may be the real star here. With judicious cutting of lines, brilliant costuming (the setting is the giddy time after WWII), spectacular dancing, inventive sight gags and a young, attractive, and talented cast, Visser has fashioned a polished yet original production that engages and delights. The play hinges on the repartee of lovers Beatrice and Benedick (Michael Burnet), who hide their attraction behind caustic wordplay. Visser never hurries through the wit, trusts Shakespeare Above, courtesy shakespeare.org / Below, redfeatherco.org Cast members of Shakespeare and Company in Lenox are seen in a scene of the company’s production of “Twelfth Night,” above. Below, the poster from the resident theater company at the College of the Holy Cross’ — Redfeather Company — production of ‘Much Ado About Nothing.” and his young cast — and we get every joke. Burnet, a veteran Equity actor, is fabulous as Benedick, excellent in dialogue but even more convincing when he muses aloud to the audience. John Keller’s movie-star looks and stage presence can’t be missed. His Don Pedro earns his preeminence not with wisdom but with believably youthful confidence and charisma. Last, artistic director Mel Cobb’s foolish constable Dogberry is perfect. The role is already one of Shakespeare’s funniest, but Cobb lets us hear every joke in Dogberry’s fractured language, and the lines get laughs I thought a modern audience would never catch. Every moment of “Much Ado …” works well: nearly all of it captivates. Try redfeatherco.com, through August 23. Use their directions for decent parking. The energy of excellent theater is hard to capture in a review, even with words like “enchanting” and “magical.” Movie audiences simply exit: satisfied theater audiences applaud loudly, then smile, linger and share, beaming and chatting back to their cars. For these few weeks, each production can offer you that level of pleasure, unique to the theater. Honest. Joe Earls teaches Shakespeare at Tantasqua in Sturbridge. STURBRIDGE VILLAGER Serving Sturbridge, Brimfield, Holland and Wales CHARLTON VILLAGER Serving Charlton, Charlton City and Charlton Depot B VILLAGER The Section August 21, 2009 Mailed free to requesting homes The Hot Spot ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORED BY YANKEE SPIRITS ELEVENTHOUR rocks for a cure; Berardo “on deck” West Brookfield • Ultimatum, Crossroads, Route 20, Palmer • The Brian Kearsley Jazz Combo, 6-9 p.m., Oliver Wight Tavern, Old Sturbridge Village • Rob Adams, 8 p.m., Ugly Duckling loft @ The Whistling Swan Restaurant, Sturbridge • Arno & the Low Down, 9 p.m., The Pump House, Southbridge • Sammy Kershaw w/Goldrush, 8 pm, Indian Ranch, Webster • Jackson Schoolhouse, Cady’s Tavern, 2168 Putnam Pike, West Glocester, R.I. • RAM, 9 p.m., Altones, Jewitt City, CT • Vertical Horizon, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT SATURDAY, AUG. 22 Marc Douglas Berardo L ocal band ELEVENTHOUR will perform Friday, Aug. 21st at The Sturbridge Host Hotel. the changes that experience brings to everyone. These “imaginary” people, places and events are brought to life in way that is both beautiful and very real. But not all his works are purely fictional, as semi-autobiographical songs like “Working” (from the 2006 album “Harbor”) give you insight into the formative life experiences of an exceptional performing artist. In addition the Stoggy Hollow event Sunday afternoon, there are two more upcoming Quiet Corner chances to catch the hard-working Berardo: Friday, Sept. 10 at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, Conn. and Saturday, Oct. 3 at The Gold Eagle in Dayville, Conn. For more info visit marcdouglas.com, or hear some full-length song samples at myspace.com/marcdouglasberardo. • Road Dawgs, 9:30 p.m., Gilrein’s, Worcester • No Alibi, 9 p.m., Greendale’s Pub, Worcester • Crumb, World on Trial, Another Soldier Down, 8 p.m., Lucky Dog, Worcester • Chris Reddy, 5 to 10 pm, Emerald Isle, Millbury Street, Worcester • Route 9, 9 p.m., Ye Olde Tavern, West Brookfield • Rob Adams, 8 p.m., Ugly Duckling loft @ The Whistling Swan Restaurant, Sturbridge • 2nd Annual End Of Summer Bash featuring The Weight Of Gravity, New Pilot, Gutta, Jabooda, Goodnite Ghost, Hey Now Morris Fader, Lesions & Jeff Bujak, 8 p.m., Mill Street Brews, Southbridge • the Franks, 9 p.m., The Pump House, Southbridge • Copperhead, 9 p.m., 12 Crane, Southbridge, MA, $7 • The Shakey Ground Band w/ B&E Band, Larry, Dave and Gerry, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., PACC, 37 Harris Street, Webster • Three Dog Night w/The Reminisants, 8 pm, Indian Ranch, Webster • Mary Fahl, 8 p.m., The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT, $12 • Mark Renburke, 6 to 8 p.m., Stoggy Hollow Restaurant, 492 Route 198, Woodstock, CT • Reminisce (Doo Wop & Dancing), 7 to 10 p.m., Rotary Park, Putnam, CT • Dave & Rick (of Smokehouse), 9:30 p.m., The Gold Eagle at The Laurel House, Dayville, CT • Jukebox Junkies, Cady’s Tavern, West Glocester, R.I. • Badfish, 8 p.m., Kobra Kai, 11 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT GETING IN TUNE MARK RENBURKE Stars, 7 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT MONDAY, AUG. 24 • Crosseyed Cat, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT TUESDAY, AUG. 25 • Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic, 7:30 pm, Greendale’s Pub, Worcester • Lynn Jolicoeur and The Pulse, 7:30 to 10 p.m., The Copper Stallion, Sturbridge • Dr. K’s Motown Revue, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26 • Steve Willey, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., TJ O’Brien’s, Sturbridge • Jared Adams, 6-9 p.m., Oxfords Casual Dining, Oxford • Jazz Night w/ Tim Peck & Friends, 8-10 p.m., Victoria Station Cafe, Putnam, CT • RAM, 9 p.m., Lucky’s, Foster, R.I. • Colin Hay, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT THURSDAY, AUG. 27 • Dana Lewis, 7:30 p.m., Caffe Sorrento, Milford • Steve Willey, 7 to 10 p.m., Vinny Testa’s, Shrewsbury • Rob Adams, 8 p.m., Ugly Duckling loft @ The Whistling Swan Restaurant, Sturbridge • Bill McCarthy’s Open Mic (upstairs), 8 p.m., TJ O’Brien’s, Sturbridge • Blues with Chet Williamson & Michael Williams, 6 to 9 p.m., Oxfords Casual Dining, Oxford • The Neville Brothers, 8 p.m., Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT The show starts at 8 p.m., and is free, with all donations going to The Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. The band does numerous benefit concerts for the PanMass Challenge throughout the year around the state, and band members are If you’re a live act that would like to be feainvolved with POWERcure, annual bicycle ridtured, know of someone else who is, or simply ing events that raises funds for cancer cure want to let us know about an upcoming gig, eresearch. Concertgoers can expect a little mail me at the address below. Anything I get something for everyone — a wide array of before Friday of each week will make the folboth covers and original tunes including rock, lowing Friday’s paper. Keep the music live and jazz, and blues from the 50s through today. not so quiet here in Northeastern CT & Central SUNDAY, AUG. 23 Bring blankets for lawn & beach seating. In MA! Email Mark: case of rain, the event will still go on indoors • Steve Willey, 2 to 5 p.m., Vinny Testa’s, [email protected] at the hotel. Shrewsbury FRIDAY, AUG. 21 There will also be a raffle/auction for a Red • Dana Lewis, 8 p.m., Caffe Sorrento, Sox Blanket, DVD Player, and various local • Mulligan’s Stew, 9 p.m., Fiddler’s Green, Milford restaurant and store gift cards. Please come Worcester • George Jones w/Don Campbell Band, 2 out to this event a make a donation to this • The Babe Pino Band, 9:30 p.m., Gilrein’s, pm, Indian Ranch, Webster important cause. Visit Worcester • Marc Douglas www.teampowercure.com for more info. • Bill Cameron, 9 p.m., Greendale’s Pub, Berardo, 2-4 p.m., Marc Douglas Berardo performs Sunday, Worcester Stoggy Hollow Aug. 23 from 2-4 p.m. outside on the deck at • White Chocolate, Hey Now...Morris Fader, Restaurant, 492 Route Stoggy Hollow in West Woodstock, Conn. 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But did you know the iconic yellow buses may also offer students a unique learning opportunity? “The bus ride can be a wonderful opportunity for socialization,” says Robin Gurwitch, Ph.D., a child psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. “Parents can role play with their child to practice meeting new kids and interacting with them on the school bus.” Of course, the professionals behind the wheel can also make all the difference when it comes to both school bus safety and enjoyment. About half of adults recently surveyed for First Student transportation could readily recall personal school bus memories and 39 percent still remember the name of their school bus driver. “Knowledgeable, professional drivers are an integral part of ensuring a safe, happy school bus ride,” said Gary Catapano, senior vice president of safety at First Student, the nation’s largest provider of school transportation. “Drivers must complete an in-depth training program, which includes both classroom and behindthe-wheel instruction, along with special techniques for student behavior management.” The following tips could help ensure students have a safe, positive school bus experience: • Remain alert at all times at the bus stop and when getting on the bus. • Don’t listen to your MP3 player, text, talk on your phone or play handheld games because you won’t be aware of what’s happening around you. Also, be careful when wearing your hood up; it makes it difficult to see around you. • Be extra careful when crossing in front of the bus. • Don’t wear clothes with toggles or dangling key chains. They can get caught in the bus doors or on the handrail. • Know your driver’s name and your bus number to be sure you are boarding the right bus. • Be courteous and respectful to your driver. Safely getting children to and from school is a tremendous responsibility that drivers take very seriously. • Have fun with your friends on the bus, but don’t be loud or get out of your seat. Doing so distracts the driver. • Be courteous to fellow riders. If a student repeatedly bothers you or is aggressive, tell your bus driver. Drivers are there to help. For more information and tips, visit www.firststudentinc.com. Packing Healthy School Lunches For Kids Fotolia “Getting kids to eat right can be challenging, but you can make it easier by only buying things you want them to eat and instilling healthy eating habits at an early age,” stresses Schroeter. (STATEPOINT) Packing nutritious school lunches that kids will eat can be tricky. You want to make sure that all those healthy foods you carefully selected are not traded away for junk food or tossed into the trash. With childhood obesity a growing problem, many parents are determined to find healthful but tempting school lunches for their kids. “Just because a bagged lunch is nutritious doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be fun. Include a variety of foods your kids enjoy and get creative by packing colorful vegetables and fiberrich fruits. And since kids love snacks, don’t fight it, pick healthy snacks and avoid junky chips and empty calories,” says Josh Schroeter, co-founder of Sahale Snacks, a producer of healthy, all-natural snack foods. * Make Favorites Even Better: Choose whole grain bread over white bread when making your child’s favorite sandwich. Substitute a whole wheat tortilla or pita pocket and kids won’t notice a difference. Choose lean lunch meats such as turkey or chicken and low fat cheeses. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise. Home-made bean or yogurt dip with vegetable sticks can be a tasty source of protein and fiber. * Go Nuts with Nutrient-Rich Snacks: Nuts and seeds make terrific protein- and fiberrich snacks in lunchboxes. They contain heart-healthy fats and satisfy the craving for crunchy foods. Choose nut mixes with low sodium and no trans-fat or heavily processed sweeteners — and go beyond boring trail mixes. Liven things up with all-natural, kidfriendly glazed nut blends, such as Sahale Snack’s “Almond PB&J” blend of nuts, strawberries, raspberries and ground vanilla beans. “Parenting Magazine” recently recommended this treat as a calcium-rich energy booster. These snacks are available in grocery and health food stores, and won’t get traded away in the lunchroom. * Make Calories Count: Avoid packing refined carbohydrates and high fats together in one lunch. Substitution is key. If the main dish runs high in carbs or fats, add a side of veggies or fruit instead of chips or cheesy puffs. This cuts down on obesity-inducing foods that also might leave your child sluggish for the rest of the day. Substitute water for soda or juice, avoiding empty calories and sugar. * Play Dress-Up: Just because it’s made of vegetables, doesn’t have to mean boring. Dress-up a salad with nuts and dried fruit to make it more fun by adding crunch and sweetness. Mix in nuts, dried cranberries or apple slices. Or, opt for a pre-packaged nut blend that combines tree nuts with dried fruit like pomegranate or berries. Just be sure it’s not loaded with sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Select one with organic evaporated cane juice or some natural honey instead. * Let Kids Choose: Have children help with the shopping and preparation. Take a visit to the local farmer’s market where the kids can taste test and choose their favorite seasonal produce. Cut fruits and veggies into fun shapes, add happy faces with raisins and nuts, and make items bite size for small hands and mouths. For more healthful food ideas and recipes, visit www.sahalesnacks.com. Spend Wisely on College and Dorm Needs (STATEPOINT) Before you stock-up for college and dorm room needs, make sure you have a game plan to spend wisely on everything from textbooks to software to food. “Buying textbooks, decorating a dorm room and feeding a college student can add up, so be aware of student discounts and where to get the best buys,” said Charles Schmidt, a spokesman for the National Association of College Stores. “Take textbooks, for example: The average student spends $702 on required course materials each year, so stretching those dollars makes a big difference.” Here are some things every college student should know when shopping for the classroom and the dormitory: * Play By The Book: Buy used books from your college’s store. They typically cost 25 percent less than new textbooks. * Travel Deals Abound: Book your holiday trips and visits home in advance for the biggest savings. Check out student travel centers on campus. There are many great deals here that might not be available on major travel Web sites. * Furnish on a Budget: Go used when possible. Raid your family’s basement, garage or attic and visit the local Goodwill store for used furniture, appliances and decorations. Swing by the college store, as many offer branded lamps, accessories, posters and other items to help you show school spirit while making a * Eat For Less: College meal plans usually are a good deal. When eating out, always ask for a college discount even if it’s not posted. Check out local shopper publications at the grocery store or around town. * Computer and Software Specials: That college ID card comes in handy when buying a computer. Most retailers, computer makers and software publishers offer special prices and discounted versions for students. * Online Isn’t Always a Bargain: Be cautious when purchasing online. Hackers and phishers abound, so be sure of your source. Remember to calculate shipping or handling expenses into the total cost of that discounted textbook or plane ticket. It might not be as cheap as the one from your college bookstore! And, of course, it’s more difficult to return textbooks online if you drop a course or to sell them back as easily at the end of the semester. “Always know a store’s refund policy, even your college store. And consider paying cash or by check. You can save hundreds in hidden credit card interchange fees that, if you don’t pay off your card balance, you might be paying year after year,” said Schmidt. More than a third of adults polled remembered their school bus driver’s name. How To Turn Any Child Into A Better Reader * Allow your child to choose what she wants to Reading is the most read (within reason, of important tool that chilcourse). Reading teen idol, dren need to achieve acafashion and hair style demic success and magazines can lead to advance in the workplace reading biographies or the later in life. But when kids style section of newspastruggle with this skill pers. they can fall behind and * Make literacy and develop a permanent reading portable. As you antipathy toward reading drive across town look for and books. What many parents “Above all, follow your child’s pace. signs with words begindon’t realize is there are Choose books suited to his or her age and ning with the same letter as your young child’s many simple ways to help development,” says Darling. name. improve virtually any * Create reading rituals child’s reading ability. and get close. Read togethStudies show that parents with high involvement in their children’s er daily, starting when your child is a baby. Set learning have kids with higher grades and aside a special time and place to read. Get scores, according to the National Center for close. When you cuddle with your children while reading, they associate reading with a Family Literacy (NCFL). “Parents play a critical role in making liter- sense of security. Children learn better when acy a daily habit for the family,” says Sharon they feel safe. * Provide sound effects. Use silly voices and Darling, president and founder of the NCFL. “Many of the things you do with your children sounds to keep your child interested. Hearing as you work, play, read and talk together have different sounds in language also helps your an impact on the skills needed to become a child develop critical listening skills. Try singing, too! confident and competent student.” * When reading a story, pause to talk to your Here are some easy ways to make any child child about it. Ask open-ended questions, like a better reader: * Be a role model. Read newspapers, books, “What do you think will happen next?” or magazines and information on the Internet. “What would you do?” * Read it again. Children need to hear Let your child see you reading. Share articles from newspapers or magazines. Look for favorite stories repeated. This helps them recitems of interest to your child — those about ognize and remember words. Most importanthis school, favorite sports team, movie star or ly, as kids become familiar with a story, it gives them confidence about reading and improves band, or special hobby. * Make your home reflect the importance of their comprehension. * Keep it active. Let your child touch and reading. Keep books around. You don’t have to own them all; library books work just as well. hold the book. Ask her to turn the pages. And Ask your child to read you ingredients from you don’t always have to sit when you read or your recipe card as you prepare dinner. Have listen to a story. Try clapping out a fun rhyme kids look up a phone number in the phone or dancing to a silly poem. For more tips visit www.famlit.org. book for you or read the cereal box and tell you how much sodium is in your breakfast cereal. (STATEPOINT) Green Schools Benefit Student Performance and Health (STATEPOINT) All parents want their children to perform well in school and be as healthy as possible throughout childhood. While buildings may not seem important to student life, many studies are now showing that better lighting, ventilation and indoor air-quality in schools contribute to higher student achievement and less illness. As such, the new school season is the perfect time to ask whether where students learn impacts how they learn. School buildings with more filtered air and fewer materials containing toxins reduce the instance of asthma, colds and flu, absenteeism among students and teacher turnover. “Even if you are not a teacher or a member of the PTA, advocating for your state and local school district to go green makes sense on several levels. For instance, students gain directly from more comfortable environments because they improve learning outcomes and lessen absenteeism,” says Tim Dufault, chair of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education and president of Cuningham Group Architecture. But in this economy can schools afford to go green? Experts such as Dufault think they can, and that too much is at stake not to — especially with new government stimulus funding available to local communities to make such improvements. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, passed in February 2009 to help boost the country out of the economic crisis, allocated $53.6 billion to school modernization. States across the country must use at least 83 percent of this funding, or $40 billion, to provide aid to local school districts. State and local officials have the power to allocate funding to school modernization, renovation and repairs that will benefit students and teachers, and shrink the community’s carbon foot- print. “Not only do green schools make sense for the benefit of students, but they also make economic sense. On average, green schools save $100,000 per year — enough to hire two new teachers, buy 500 new computers, or purchase 5,000 new textbooks. Green schools cost on average less than $3 per square foot more to build, an investment that is paid back in the first year of operations through energy savings alone. When factoring-in the lower energy and water costs, improved teacher retention, and lowered health costs, green schools save about $12 per square foot, around four times the average additional cost of going green. In addition to improving learning outcomes for students and saving resources for school districts, the whole community truly benefits from modernizing school structure, according to industry experts. A 2008 report from the AIA finds that existing K-12 classrooms and educational spaces consume 30 percent of the nation’s electricity, generate 35 percent of our waste, use eight percent of water resources and are responsible for 20 percent of greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions. Green schools have less of a negative impact on the environment and require less energy to heat and cool their facilities, so school districts and taxpayers can save money on operational costs. “As true learning laboratories, schools have a unique opportunity to embrace cutting edge thinking on sustainable design and develop new generations of students for whom going green will be second nature,” says Dufault. “Architecture firms have many resources to help your school district learn what is most appropriate for your local culture and community needs.” To find an architect who can help your school determine the best strategies to go green, visit http://architectfinder.aia.org. • THE VILLAGER • 3 Friday, August 21, 2009 VILLAGER REAL ESTATE 111 East Main Street, Webster, Massachusetts 508-943-9306 508-987-0767 1-800-552-7444 Each Office Independently Owned and Operated Licensed in MA & CT LAKE REALTY Jules Lusignan Gary Williams Maureen Cimoch T.A. 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Walk to Webster Lake! $259,900.00 WEBSTER – 48 Upper Gore Rd! OVER LOOKING LAKE! To Be Built! 2,600'! Entry Foyer w/Oak Stairway! Granite Kit! 12x16 Fam Rm! 3 Bdrms! 2nd Fl Office(4th Bdrm)! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Hrdwds, Tile, & Carpeting! C/Air! 2Car Garage! 1.37Acre! $399,900.00 DUDLEY – 56 Eagle Drive! 10 Rm 4 Yr Yg Colonial! Upgrades Galore! Super Custom Kit! Stone Counters! Jenn Aire! Maple Cabinets! Tile/Hardwoods! 24x24 Great Rm w/Gas Fireplace! 3/4 Bdrms! Office! 2.5 Bathrms! Finished Basement! Sprinkler! Pool! $359,900.00 SOLD LEICESTER – Cedar Meadow Lake! 12.5 Acre Estate w/180’ Waterfront! Southern Exposure! Private 12 Room 2,920’Cape! 700’ Driveway! Frplcd Fam Rm! Formal Liv Rm! 1st Flr Master! 4/5 Bdrms! 2 Tile Baths! Ceramic Tile & Hardwoods! 2 Car Garage! And More! $779,900.00 WEBSTER – 493/495 School Street! Ideal Duplex! 5/7 Rms! 2/3 Bdrms! 1.5/1.5 Baths! Applianced! Great Investment Opportunity! 493 Remodeled from Studs, Custom Kit, Walk-in Closets! Laundries! Sep Basements & Walk-up Attics! Recent Windows! Garages! $209,900.00 WEBSTER – 89 Lakeside Ave! Almost New 7 Rm Split! Applianced Kit w/Center Isl! Din & Liv Rm Cathedrals! Fireplaced! 3 Bdrms! 2 Ceramic Tile Baths! Fully Finished Lower Level! 2 Car Garage! Fenced Back Yard! Walk to Lakeside Beach! $259,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE - MIDDLE POND!!! Convenient Point Pleasant! Ideal 2nd Home or Use Yr Round! Open Flr Plan! Panoramic Lake Views! Ideal for All Water Activity! Applianced! Slate Frplcd Liv Rm! 2 Bdrms! Hrdwd Flrs! Ready for Summer Now! $399,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE - Well Island! Own Your Own Private Island! 9Rms! 5Bdrms! 1.5 Baths! Recently Renovated! Hrdwd Flrs! Frplcd Liv Rm! Wrap Around Porch! Panoramic Views! Outdoor Pavilion! Plenty of Dockage! Mostly Furnished! $579,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – 705 Treasure Island! Townhouse End Unit! Move-in Condition! 6Rms, 2 Bdrms, Master Bath, 2.5 Baths Total! Applianced! Din Rm w/Sliders to Deck! Frplcd Fam Rm w/Sliders to Patio! C/Air! Garage w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Heated Pool! Sandy Beach! $259,900.00 NEW LISTING SOLD SOLD WEBSTER LAKE – 805 Treasure Island! Custom WATERFRONT Unit! Lake Views! 6Rms! 1,874 Sq Ft! Appliances! Custom Floor Plan! Hardwoods/ Tile/ Wall to Wall! 2 Bdrms – Custom Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Frplcd Fam Rm! Garage! 3Z CAir! 3Z Gas Heat! CVac! BOAT SLIP! $419,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – 120' Waterfront! 9 Rm Brick Cape! Grand Views of South Pond! Frplcd Liv Rm & Fam Rm! Lake Facing Mstr Bdrm! Main & Lower Level Kitchens! Beautifully Landscaped! 26X30' Garage! Roof 07! Siding 09! $589,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE - South Pond! Rare Find! Almost New! Custom Quality 8Rms! All the Extra’s! Beautiful Sunrises! Applianced! Granite! Fireplace! 4Bdrms! Lake Facing Master & Master Bath! 3Baths! Office! Hrdwds & Ceramic! Air! Expand 3rd Level! 2Car Garage! Irrigation! $599,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – 202 Treasure WEBSTER LAKE - Lake Access from this Beautiful 8 Rm Contemp Colonial! Island! Townhouse! Move-in Condition! 6 Rms, 2 Bdrms, Master Bath, 2.5 Baths 9' Ceilings! Crowns! S.S. Applianced! Total! Applianced! Din Rm w/Sliders to Cherry Cabs, Granite! Center Isl! Deck! Frplcd Fam Rm w/Sliders to Patio! Frplcd! Hrdwds! 20x26 Fam Rm! "Marble" Baths! Glass Sinks! 2.5 Baths! C/Air! Garage w/Storage! 2 BOAT SLIPS! Sandy Beach! Heated Pool! 3 Bdrms! Gas Heat! C/Air! $599,900.00 $249,900.00 WEBSTE LAKE! Spectacular 10 Rm w/Panoramic Views across South Pond! Sunsets! Great for all Water Sports! Master Bdrm Suite that you'll never want to Leave! 3 Fireplaces! 3.5 Baths! 2 Car Garage! Professionally Landscaped! Mahogany Decks! And Much More! $899,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE - Exceptional WEBSTER LAKE – Killdeer Island Property! Spectacular Sunsets! 100' North Pond! Western Exp – Waterfront! 5700'! 4 Fireplaces! Cherry Phenomenal Sunsets! Custom 3000’ Library! Granite Kitchen! Media Rm! Dream! 10’ Tray Ceilings! Killer Lake Black Pearl Foyer! Tray Ceilings! Master Views! Super Lake Facing 3 Rm Master Suite & Office Suite! Lake Level w/Kitchen &10x20 Resistance Pool! Suite! 3 Bdrms! 3 Marble Tile Baths! Theramador Kitchen! C/Air! Garages! Gardens! Security! And More! $879,900.00 $1,499,000.00 DUDLEY – 12 Alton Drive! Ideal Starter Home for a Growing Family! 8 Rms! 3/4 Bdrms! Frplcd! Hrdwd Flrs! Fam Rm! Enclosed Porch! Deck! Replacement Windows! New Gas Water Heater! Beautifully Landscaped! Private Back Yard $169,900.00 ON DEPOSIT NEW LISTING WEBSTER – 10C West Ave! Conveniently Located 5Rm Townhouse! Contemporary Duplex! End Unit! Open Floor Plan! 3 Bedrooms! 1.5 Baths! Central Air! Easy to Finish Lower Level with Rough Plumbing for Additional Bath! One Car Garage! $119,000.00 WEBSTER LAKE – 503 Beacon Park! Prime "Waterfront" Townhouse! One of the "BEST" Unit Locations within Beacon Park's 10 Beautiful Acre Site! Overlooking the Lake, Pool, Sandy Beach & Gazebo! 5Rms! 2 Bdrms! 2.5 Baths! Frplc! Over 1200’of Living Space! $279,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE! Middle Pond Southern Exposure! Panoramic Lake Views! 112’ Waterfront! Level 13,016’ Lot! Sandy Shoreline! 8 Rm Ranch! Applianced Kit! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Lake Views! 3 Lake Facing Bdrms! Master Bath! 3 Skylights! 2 Car Garage! Convenient Killdeer Island! $539,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond! Prime Southwestern Exposure – Spectacular Sunsets! 80’ Waterfront! Level 31,005’Lot! 7Rms! 2 Complete Kitchens! 3Bdrms! 3 Baths! Sandy Beach! Garage! $649,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE - South Pond – 105’ Level Waterfront – Western Exposure = Beautiful Sunsets! 10 Rm Contemp! Lake Views - Most Rooms! Fireplaced! Open Flr Plan! 4 Bdrms! Master Bath w/Jacuzzi! 2.5 Baths! Great for Entertaining & All Water Sports! Slate Patio! 2 Car Gar! And More! $599,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE Middle Pond – Reid Smith Cove! Western Exposure – Beautiful Sunsets! 7Rms! 3/4 Bedrooms! Cathedrals! 1.5Baths! Garage! $459,900.00 2 Additional Waterfront Lots – 8500’! Each $229,900.00 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING THOMPSON – 225 Wagher Road! 6 Rm Split! 3 Bdrms! 2 Baths! Open Flr Plan! Applianced! Recently Finished Lower Level Fam Rm w/Pellet Stove! Storage Rm/Workshop! Garage w/Opener! Private Backyard w/Trex Deck! 1.39 Acres! $231,900.00 THOMPSON – 82 Brandy Hill Rd! Like New “2004” 8 Rm Ranch set on 1.79 Acres! 3/4 Bdrms! Master Bath! 2.5 Baths Total! Super Finished Walkout Lower Level Family & Game Rm – Man Town! 2 Car Garage! And More! $269,900.00 NEW LISTING ON DEPOSIT WEBSTER - 7 Park Ave - East Main Street Near! Residence or Ideal Business/Professional Location! Corner Lot - 2 Driveways! Expandable 6 Rm Brick Cape! 3 1st Flr Bdrms w/Hardwoods! 2 Frplcs! Walk-up 2nd Flr w/Room to Expand! Check it Out! $197,900.00 DOUGLAS – Whitin Reservoir! 406’ Waterfront Paradise! Custom Contemporary! 6+ Rms! Super Lake Views! Cherry Kit! Fireplaced Liv Rm! 1st Fl Master/ Master Bath! 2.5 Baths! Hardwoods! 17,000’ Level Lot! $599,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond WEBSTER LAKE – 11 Ernest Street, Waterfront Lot! One of the Absolute Best South Pond! 80’ Waterfront! Perfect 8Rm Custom Colonial! Panoramic Views! Shorelines on the Lake! Perfectly Level! Sandy Beach! Western Exposure Across Granite Kit! Formal Dining! Frplcd Liv Rm! Master Bdrm/Bath w/Lake Views! Family the Widest Expanse of the Lake with Rm! 3 Bdrms! 3.5 Baths! Hrdwds! Sunsets to Die For! 10,183’! Cathedrals! 2 Car Garage! Town Services! $325,000.00 $649,900.00 SOLD SOLD SOLD WEBSTER – 547 School Street! Convenient Located 2 Family! 5/5 Rms! 2/2 Bdrms! Remodeled Kitchens! Hardwoods! Recent Furnace! Replacement Windows! Detached Garage W/Attached Screened Porch! $189,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – Middle Pond! 22 Bates Point Rd! Western Exposure! Fantastic Sunsets! 8+ Room Cape! 2 Living Levels! 2 Kitchens! 16x29’ Lake Facing Family Room! 3/4 Bedrooms! Ideal Second Home or Year Round Use! Hardwoods! Carport! $379,900.00 WEBSTER LAKE – 326 Killdeer WEBSTER LAKE - Spectacular Island! Middle Pond! South Facing! 5 Views Across Middle Pond! 85' Rm Ranch! Frplcd Liv Rm w/Hardwood Waterfront! Huge 20,202' Lot! 11 Rms! Flr & Skylight! 3 Bdrms w/Hardwoods! 3 Lake Facing Bdrms! 4/5 Bdrms! Lake Facing Enclosed Porch to Increase Master Bath! 3.5 Baths! 2 Frplcs! the Entertaining Area! 82' Waterfront! In-law Apartment! 2 - 1st Flr "Offices"! Sandy Beach! C/Air! And More! $345,000.00 $749,900.00 Professional + Experience = Performance Lois Anderson Michelle B. Hippert Oxford Framed-colonial with 2-car garage in rural area. $378,900 Auburn Phase III Prospect Hill Estates Many Plans & Options $359,900 New Construction 3 Great Locations Prospect Hill Estates, Auburn DeerHill Estates, Oxford Quality Custom Homes $300,000 Forward Sunday • Open House 11-1 Worcester 8 Room 3 Bedroom Cape 2 Full Baths $225,000 Spencer 9 Room Garrison $235,000 Steven Iwanski Kerstin Bean Lynn Kapinos Diane Begreen Sandy Kelly Holland Adorable 6 room cape with finished LL family room. $235,000 Andrew Bolivar Ann Klein-Flynn Donna Caissie Cheryl Lancaster Auburn 6 Room 3 Bedroom Cape $227,500 Marilyn Chalupka Lena Loughlin Ann Coven Kevin Maher Mary Ellen Cox Carmela Manzaro Auburn Outstanding Center Location Stone Faced 3 BR, 1.5 BA & 2 car garage $264,900 Patricia A. Davis Linda McKissick Thomas Dombroski Kathleen Sivret Sutton Quality built house w/heavily insulated interior, exterior wall and ceilings. $465,000 Buyer - Seller Representation Call or Visit www.EmersonRealtors.net • 508.832.5324 Auburn Great Starter 5 Room Ranch $161,900 Auburn 3 Bedroom 3 Full Bath Raised Ranch $310,000 Auburn Brand New 2009 Mobile w/2 BR & Super Layout $79,800 Dudley 3 Room Condo Turn-Key Condition $75,000 Claire Earley John Stelmok Doreen Gagliastro Jessica Stelmok Auburn To Be Built 6 Room Split Entry $269,000 Tally Sundstrom Barbara Granger Amy J. Usher Kate Maher Auburn Open Floor Plan w/hardwoods $305,000 Mobile Homes 9 Great Opportunities Auburn - Worcester Locations Prices $49,900 to $110,000 Location - Access & Afforable Oxford Duplex To Be Built $378,500 VILLAGER REAL ESTATE Dudley 2 Family Home $243,900 4 • THE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 2 Maple Avenue Shrewsbury, MA 01545 www.NewEnglandMoves.com O E US O H 1-3 N N PE SU N E IC SE Inger Christensen 508-769-3823 508-365-3561 WEBSTER - $247,900 THOMPSON, CT - $219,900 Split-entry 52x26, granite ctr top, Nice 6rm Ranch w/cathedral ceiling, 6rm 3 br 2ba 2-car gar, bay window, Firepl, deck, screened prch, level yd, fans, cath ceil. Tile, hdwd, carpt flooring, gar, 10 Ragina Ave., Sand Dam Rd. to Long Pond off Sunny Ave on Lakeside 10 Shady Lane Licensed in MA & CT Elaine Armstrong 508-353-1932 508-365-4022 2 To view these properties please visit www.IngerC.com Brenda Ryan BrokerOwner Dot Aucoin Broker AM -F Y IL 2 WEBSTER - $249,900 Large 2-family, 6/6, 3 br unit, pine floors, cab kitch, frt prchs, 2-car gar. 41 Brook Street Melissa Cournoyer Hilli Mary Jo Demick H NE Debbie Thomo Debra NordbyRivera TS LO NE IG H BO RH O O IC E NE IN Chad Splaine G PO N. E SU OUS 2 12 EN H OP L Southbridge: THIS HOME SHOULD BE FEATURED IN A MAGAZINE! 7 rooms 3 bedrooms 2 baths! 1.91 acres-all useable & level! Beautiful open concept! Absolutely spotless and in excellent condition! 2172 sf of living area! Plus 2 car garage! $339,900. Address: 439 Alpine Dr. Southbridge: Walk in & fall in love with this 8 room 4 bedroom 2 bath home! All updated! Open livingroom w/fireplace & dining room plus first floor family room! Large eat in kitchen w/island. Huge master bedroom. Large deck off the kitchen overlooking 1/2 acre yard, level & wooded. GREAT AREA OF TOWN! Desirable location. $239,900. Southbridge: MOVE IN CONDITION! Totally remodeled CONDO! 5 rooms 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Formal dining room. Washer & dryer right in unit! Brand new Stainless steel appliances. All freshly painted. ONE OF THE BIGGEST UNITS IN THE COMPLEX! Moving South! $115,000. Southbridge: INVESTORS OR BARGAIN HUNTERS! Well maintained 3 family! 5 rooms 3 bedroom 1.5 baths/ 5 rooms 2 bedroom 1 bath and 4 rooms 2 bedrooms 1 bath. Owner occupied. Fully rented. Replacement windows. Carport. All separate utilities. $169,900. Southbridge: RELAX & COOL OFF BY THE POOL! No worries here. 8 rooms 4 bedrooms 1 1/2 bath ANTIQUE COLONIAL situated near Harrington Hospital! Brand new bath! First floor laundry! Hardwood floors, sided, replacement windows. Not a short sale or foreclosure! $165,900. ####################################################### W NE Ann Marie Sorensen Sue Kusz G TIN LIS W NE AUBURN: 7 Rm, 4 BR, Colonial , French doors, window seat built in bookcases & hutch. Lg. open foyer to staircase, enclosed front porch $195,000 Call: 508-832-5831 Helen Vangsness Ronald Garabedian Maryann Johnson Chic Beland Janice Ward Diane Pacevicz Judy Empie Joyce Johnson Owner/Broker 508-958-1742 Lorraine Jankowski Elie Kahale ED UC SPENCER: Short Sale, 8 Rm. 4Br, 2 fam in convienient location, Vinyl sided with replacement windows, seperate electric. Good sizedcyard. 2 off street parking areas! $89,500 Call: 508-832-5831 *** Rentals *** Charlton- 13 Rm, 5Br . . . $2600 Douglas- 5 Rm, 2 Br. . . . $2600 Leicester - 8 Rm, 3 Br . . $1900 Oxford- 6 Rm, 2Br . . . . . . $995 Worcester - 7 Rm, 3 Br. . . $935 OXFORD: 6 Rm, 2 BR, Townhouse Worcester -5 Rm, 2 Br . . . $850 Frplcd,LR formal DR w/sliders to deck overOffice Space looking water. Finished lower level w/sliders Auburn - 925 Sf Office Space to patio. $219,900 Call: 508-832-5831 Auburn - 525 Sf. Office Building PRINCETON: Stunning 7 Rm, 3Br. Bow Cape. Gourmet kit. with granite & stainless. frplcd Family Rm. hdwd floors. Heated 2 story garage w/2nd fl. gym. Beautiful yard! $489,900 Call: 508-832-5831 SOUTHBRIDGE: 8 Rm, 1. 5 ba. Contemporary Colonial Formal DR w/ Hdwds., sunken LR w/vaulted ceilings, Master BR w/loft & Jacuzzi tub. $279,500 Call: 508-832-5831 $8000 TAX REFUND! 1 * NEW 3 BR * Open Custom Kitchen * Cathedral Family Rm * 2.5 Baths 15 Pineview Rd * Central vacuum * 3 bedrooms * 2 baths * 1351 frontage * L-shaped kitchen/living/ dining room * 28’ screened porch * 1st floor laundry 29 Flaxfield Rd. D RE OXFORD: WOW! 1200 SF Condo w/no fees! 3Br, 2Br. fplcd LR w/20’ vaulted ceilings, is floor master Br. new paint, rugs, light fixtures! Country setting! Move right in! $186,000 Call: 508-832-5831 Don’t Miss Out On $8000 Tax Credit FANTASTIC PRICE - $314,900 217 Dudley-Southbridge Rd G HOLDEN: 8 Rm, 3 Br. Colonial.2 years young on almost 1 acre lot! Formal DR w /hdwds. large frplcd family room w/vaulted ceilings, $418,900 Call: 508-832-5831 Y IL DUDLEY- 135’ WATERFRONT $394,900 Dudley – Tobin Farms: Select your lot now!! Franny Gaudette TIN LIS Jo-Ann Szymczak Connie Nedoroscik 508-943-7669 508-949-3205 AM -F WEBSTER - $259,900 Large 3-Fam mostly renovated, 17rms, encl porches, off street parking 2 Ray Street * 1 Acre * Family Rm * 3 BR * 1.5 baths * 2 car gar. Sandra Loughlin Owner/Manager 508-769-2605 Anne Greenberg E DUDLEY - $274,900 ATTENTION: Buyers! Close by November 30th to receive $8000 tax credit or $8000 down payment!! *Call us for details! ###################################################### Danielle Therrien $8000 TAX CREDIT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS! IC WEBSTER - $750,000 Last undeveloped land on Webster Lake, 3.68 acres. Private cul-de-sac off Lower Gore Rd. 10+10.1 Reid Smith Rd 3 HOME & LAND PARTNERS ######################################################################################################################## 508-832-5831 Auburn 1-800-563-7019 www.century21maher.com • [email protected] Licensed in MA & CT W PR Independently Owned & Operated Sturbridge: Custom Built One Level HOME on dead end street! 7 rooms 3 bedrooms 2 baths! Over 1700sf of living area! Wonderful kitchen opens to familyroom with a fireplace, built-ins and sliders to deck. 2.03 acres of land. Serene location, little traffic, lots of frontage so no close neighbors! Paved drive to attached 2 car garage. LOADS of CLOSETS too! WONDERFUL HOME WITH WARM MEMORIES! $259,900. Maher Real Estate E POMFRET,CT - $489,900 “Longmeadow” 2836 sf Coln 4br 2.5ba, tile, hdwd flrs, 21 ft kitch, 2-c gar w/rm over, lge lot Off Rt. 44 near Putnam line 59 Long Meadow Drive WEBSTER - $549,900 Stately 14rm 7rm 3.5ba Colonial. Land good to build condos, live here, make an investment. 46 Myrtle Avenue www.aucoinryanrealty.com $8,000 TAX CREDIT TO FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS IC WEBSTER - $229,900 Large commercial bldg, High traffic street, Sub-dividable, lots of parking. 59 East Main Street NE Stan Misiaszek Michelle Roy O 98 HAMILTON STREET, SOUTHBRIDGE, MA 01550 • 508-765-9155 • 1-800-784-0445 FAX: 508-765-2698 Now offering rental services W PR D WEBSTER - $259,900 Open floor plan Cape, new kitch w/island, 6-8 rms 3 br 2 full ba, FR, coal stove, deck, lge level yard. 66 Cushing Road Joan Lacoste W PR THOMPSON, CT - $309,900 Beautiful 6rm 3br 2ba Cape, brick fireplace, garages, plus 4rm apt. 112 Old Turnpike Rd (Rt 197) THOMPSON, CT - $349,900 New Federal Front Colonial, 3 BR, 2.5 BA, open foyer, deck, hdwds, 1.95 acres. Logan’s Lane ES WEBSTER - $574,900 Great opportunity... 2-FM plus newer 2700sf Colonial, lge rms, 4 garages, hdwd/tile, fenced yd. 79 & 79.5 East Main St Vivian MarreroDoros Spiro Thomo O US V ER AL Quality homes by Val-Go Builders - limited lots available. Build now! Homes starting at $399,900 Oakview Estates: Dudley’s only 55+ community. Watch for Gala Open House this month – register for drawings and FREE upgrade! Old Southbridge Rd to 4 Jons Way WEBSTER 2700 sq. ft. family/owner occupied 2 family for $189,900. Updates include roof/siding/windows/CB. Laundry each, nice yard, 2 car garage, off-st parking. Call Mary at Coldwell Banker (508)612-1382 MARY STOLARCZYK 508-635-6614 ######################################################################################################################## Real Estate on the Rise! www.hope2own.com 508.943.4333 43 East Main Street • Webster, MA 01570 Sharon Pelletier Broker Owner • June Cazeault Sales Associate John Westerman Broker Associate 90 Worcester Rd. Webster In Home Business Location, Location, Location! Pristine, Quality Crafted Custom Cape! 2,361 SF, 4 BRs, 2 Baths, 1 Detd Garage Hdwds, Frplc, Wkshop, .66 Ac, 160' Rd Frnt. $269,900. NEW PRICE Wow! There's Alot of House Here! Lovely Classic Cape! Acre Plus Lot, 2450 SF, 4 BRs, 2 Baths, 2 Attd Garages Bonus Rm Above Garage! Lg Level Yard! $257,000. 59 Cushing Rd. Webster 111 Pierpont Rd. Dudley 95 Southbridge Rd Dudley How To Describe This Phenomenal Offering?! Exceptional Young Cape on 10+ Acres! 2676 SF, 5 BRs, 3.5 Baths, 2 Garages. $439,000. See our Website at www.hope2own.com! Beat the Heat with Central Air! Lg Updated Raised Ranch, Great Room, 1922 SF, 3 BRs, 1 Bath, 1 Garage LL Media Rm, 1/2 Acre+, Nice Yard! $229,900. Warren, Heritage Park WEBSTER LAKE 23 Bayview Ave. Webster Perfectly Designed for the Lake Lifestyle! Stunning "Magazine Worthy" Contemporary! Extraordinarily Bright & Open! Upscale! Spacious 2,392 SF ~ Full 2nd Flr Private Master Suite w/Luxurious Bath. $564,900 WEBSTER LAKE WEBSTER LAKE 25 Colonial Rd. Webster 5 Loveland Rd. Webster Unique Young Lakefront Contemporary! Gourmet Kitchen, 3 BRs, 2.5 Baths, Incredible Master Loft BR Suite! Glass, Breathtaking Views, Sandy Beach! $429,900 GOT A HOUSE FOR SALE? This the place to sell it! WEBSTER LAKE 12 Indian Pt Rd. Webster Oversized Lake Lot w/Potential For Expansion! Contemporary Style Raised Ranch! MAXimum Use of Space, 1530 SF, 3 BRs, 1.5 Baths! Sensational Lakefront Home For Rent! 2200 SF, 3 BRS, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Attd Garage, A Superb Offering~ Beautiful Upscale Amenities! $3,500/Mo. ‘Liz’ Banas Real Estate HUD CERTIFIED BROKER Southbridge, MA 01550 1-508-765-5452 • 1-774-230-5026 lizbanasrealestate.com Liz Banas Owner/Broker OPEN HOUSE 16 Ziemba Rd., Dudley SUNDAY 8/23 12pm-3pm Spacious 5 room, 2 BR, 1 1/2 bath ranch. 2+ acres, over 500 ft. frontage, fully applianced country kitchen, family room, hdwds, fireplace, garage w/opener. $229,000 WEBSTER mailed to 60000+ households throughout Southern Worcester County. To advertise on our real estate section, please call your local sales representative at 1-800-367-9898 2-3 bedroom, 2 bath, appliances included. Call Debbie @ 508-769-6950 9 West Realty. $435,000 Your ad will be FOR SALE $64,000 This is the place to sell your home! Your ad will be mailed to 60,000+ households throughout Southern Worcester County. Call your local sales representative today! 1-800-367-9898 2700 sq. ft. family/owner occupied 2 family for $189,900. Updates include roof/siding/windows/CB. Laundry each, nice yard, 2 car garage, off-st parking. Call Mary at Coldwell Banker (508)612-1382 MARY STOLARCZYK 508-635-6614 • THE VILLAGER • 5 Friday, August 21, 2009 BACK TO SCHOOL Teaching Kids About Money And Budgeting (STATEPOINT) Teaching children and teens how to stick to a budget not only can save you some green in the short-run, but can prove valuable in the long term. “It’s a smart idea to teach kids responsible money management skills while they’re young and their finances are simple,” says Aaron Patzer, CEO of online personal finance service Mint.com. “With a solid foundation, they’ll be able to manage successfully as their money lives become more complex, adding rent and mortgage, insurance, taxes and other life expenses.” Before leaving home, kids should be able to manage their own bank accounts and use credit cards responsibly. They should have experience tracking their spending and in setting and keeping to simple budgets. There are easy ways to introduce these concepts at any age: * Start Early With Young Children: Small children should be taught to identify different bills and coins and their values. Teach them to count money and make change. Have them accompany you to the • R E A L store, help pay the cashier and count change. * Teach Grade Schoolers Money Responsibility: An allowance is a step toward teaching kids to be responsible with money. Grade school children should receive a regular allowance and pay for some of their own luxuries. This teaches them to prioritize and save money for goals — whether in piggy banks or their first bank accounts. * Have Kids Participate In Family Budgeting: Teach kids what a budget is, how much the family has to spend monthly, and how to allocate money for those expenses, while saving for longer-term goals. New tools now can make budgeting more interesting. Track the family’s budget using a free online budgeting service like Mint.com, which looks and works more like Facebook than Quicken or Microsoft Money software. These services automatically categorize your household expenses, presenting them in family-friendly charts and graphs. Set individual budgets for everything for which you spend: groceries, gas, even vacations. Mint.com also provides sug- gestions on how to save money by switching from high interest credit cards, or putting your cash into a savings account or CD paying higher interest. For older children, the beginning of the school semester is a great time to get started, involving them in the decision making processes for purchasing school supplies. * Teens Should Master Basic Banking Skills: During their adolescent years, kids should learn banking skills, such as opening checking and savings accounts, making deposits and withdrawals, and spending within their limits. Work with your teenager to create a basic budget that includes leisure activities, clothes, music, etc. Teach teens about credit cards by having them help you make a credit card purchase. Then involve them when it’s time to pay the bill. * Have College Kids Formalize Their Own Budgets: The typical student spends over ten thousand dollars yearly on tuition, room and board at a public college and more at private schools. Several thousand more goes to textbooks, supplies and WEBSTER, MASS. 943-4900 * 987-8400 WEBSTER - Enjoy all seasons at Webster Lake's most affordable waterfront W community! Nice two bedNE room, 2.5 bath Townhouse with recent wall-to-wall carpeting and appliances. Fireplace, pool, beach, new Trex deck, beautifully maintained common areas, garage. Conveniently located off Exit 1, Interstate 395. R/E Tax &1877 $219,900 G TIN LIS R/E Tax $1800 WEBSTER -- Webster Lake neighborhood -- fireplaced living room -- dining room -- two bedrooms -- 1.5 baths -replacement windows -HWBB oil heat -- updating required. ED UC D RE Birch Drive $139,900 DUDLEY - Lovingly maintained and totally immaculate Cape in wonderful neighborhood - cabinet kitchen - dining E R room - front-to-back living room w/fireplace and bow window - two bedrooms - 1.5 ceramic baths - finished breezeway with sliders to deck - new interior paint and carpeting - hardwoods - shed - vinyl siding -- two-car attached garage - nicely landscaped 1/3 acre. $199,900 R/E Tax $1796 $234,900 WEBSTER - Excellent three BR Ranch on 1/4 acre level lot - corian and stainless steel kitchen - hardwoods, ceramics - knotty pine family room - central air/vac - oil heat - garage shed - nice neighborhood, convenient to everything. ING ND E EP L SA Marc D. Becker, Carla Manzi, Brokers D CE DU RE R/E Tax $2100 R $249,900 D CE U ED Professional Associates ConradAllen.com O N DE PO SI DUDLEY - Wonderful opportunity if your current needs include an in-law or accessory E apartment in this spacious 27 x R 50 ft. nine-room raised ranch in Dudley. Bright, open floor plan with three bedrooms on main level -- kitchen, bath, bedroom and sitting room in lower level 2-car garage - 22 ft. deck - new oil furnace - nicely landscaped three-quarter acre near schools. ED C DU R/E Tax $2043 WEBSTER - Very nice owner-occupied two family - fireplace - garage above-ground pool - new Buderus oil furnace - some vinyl windows - lots of storage - good neighborhood - many updates owners moving west. R/E Tax $2042 $214,900 WEBSTER - Big, solid three-family on 1/3 acre - 3-3-3 - living room formal dining - big, eat-in kitchen hardwood floors - storage areas detached 2-car garage - handicap ramp - vinyl siding - recent roof updates needed - family-owned since 1924. ED UC D RE R/E Tax $2320 $219,900 $199,900 WHEN YOU THINK OF REAL ESTATE - THINK OF STERLING SINCE 1962 www.sterlingrealtyhomes.com OUR 47TH YEAR Conrad Allen Agent Webster, MA REAL ESTATE SERVICES FROM HERE TO HOME 508-400-0438 T W NE CHARLTON-$189,900 Like New 3 bedroom 1.5 bath Cape, Glass like hardwood floors. Ready to move in. $8,000 tax credit available. DUDLEY - $289,900 1 acre accents this 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Garrison colonial. Almost 2,000 sq. ft of living area in this one owner home. Located on dead end street. Agressively priced to sell quickly. WEBSTER-$229,900 Webster Lake waterfront lot! Ready to build right now. Town water and town sewer available. G TIN LIS W NE G TIN LIS D CE DU RE D CE DU RE HOLLAND. Great private 1.7+ A lot for this 3 BR Ranch! Woodstove in w/out bsmt. Well maintained. Title V in hand. Great location, close to lake. $129,999. Gregg Abdella. HOLLAND. Enjoy country living in this lovely 3 BR Cape. LR w/ gas FP, open floor plan to DR and fully applianced kitchen. First floor MBR, jetted tub, walkin closet. Move-in condition. $249,000. Beverly Gray. OAKHAM. 3 season cottage on Dean Pond, a full recreation lake. 150’ of frontage makes it a great quiet & private spot. $129,900. Dennis Bottcher. SOUTHBRIDGE. Oversized 3 BR Split on nice flat lot. Open LR/DR with FP, bow window. LL w/ FP. Huge garage has work/storage area. $189,900. Dorothy Fontana. WALES. This home, with it’s in-law, is almost 2 houses in one! Each side has 2-3 BR, open floor plans, kitchen, DA, LR, wood stove. Separate heating systems. Lg deck, small priv. pond. $259,900. Paul Bouvier. WARREN. Rehabbed 3 BR Colonial. Maple cabinets, bamboo flr in LR & DR, Berber carpet on 2nd flr. 2 car garage under, plus det. 2 car garage. HomePath financing avail. $234,900. Priscilla. DUDLEY. Pierpont Pond! Just steps away from the lake is this 3 BR Ranch. Lg upper deck for great views! Part. fin. FR in lower level. $199,900. Wendy or Annette. D CE DU RE “Similar Home” “Similar Home” WEBSTER - $289,900 WEBSTER - $269,900 THOMPSON, CT -$229,900 Brand New Construction! 7 rooms, 3 bed- Brand New large spilt entry 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1800 sq. ft. Pick your rooms, 2 full baths, garage, decks & more 3,000 sq. ft. Colonial, 4 bedrooms, colors now! Dir: School St. to Overlook to 1st Dir: School St. to Overlook to 1st street on left. 2.5 baths. Built in 1810. Available immediately. street on left. (Groveland Terrace) (Groveland Terrace) Sullivan Real Estate Group SOUTHBRIDGE. Great 3 BR Ranch in nice area of town! Loaded with special features. Built-in bookshelf in LR, laundry shute, 2 finished rooms in bsmt. More! $179,900. Dennis Bottcher. 508-832-2262 505 Washington St., Auburn, MA 01501 sullivanregroup.com WEBSTER: Wonderfully welcoming home, lots of recreational opportunities on Webster Lake, where you can fish, boat, swim or relax. 100’ of lake frontage, a large fenced yard with mature trees & beautiful gardens; on two lots. Dining room with glass walls facing the lake, a bright kitchen lots of charm & character. You will feel you’re far away from it all, but only min. to all major roads. $599,000. SPENCER: STILES WATERFRONT! Enjoy year round activity on beautiful full recreational lake. Many updates, heating system, windows, storm doors, recent roof and new Title V system. Cabinet packed kitchen open into family room with fireplace. Living room with fireplace and slider to large wrap around deck. Lot size includes 2 lots across the street that has the well on it. $475,000 AUBURN: Can be used as a large single family or a legal 2 family for additional income. First floor has eat-in kitchen, LR w/fireplace, hardwood floors, 4 season sunroom w/slider to deck overlooking large level yard. Cute 3 room apartment on 2nd floor. Commuters Dream. $214,900. OAKHAM: Charming country colonial on acre + lot. Bright sunny open floor plan. Interior features: wide pine floors, exposed beams, latch doors, dining area opens to 2nd floor loft with sky light. Slider from dining area to large deck overlooking beautifully landscaped yard. Finished lower level with slider walk out. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath. $245,000. - $1,500 Rent sullivanregroup.com E S T A T E ED C DU WEBSTER - New contemporary split level - applianced kitchen - 3 bedrooms - 2 full baths open floor plan - deck oversized two-car garage - oil heat - centrally located - town services. STERLING REALTY ESTABLISHED 1962 • R E A L dents can stay in touch with their money wherever they may be. “You don’t have to be a financial whiz to teach children to make smart money,” says Patzer. “And the good news is, there are lots of new tools to help you teach them and that can even make money management more fun.” OFF EXIT 1 - RT. 395 - THOMPSON ROAD, R/E Tax $1661 E S T A T E entertainment. So how to keep them from emptying bank accounts within weeks of starting college? Help them set up budgets online on a service like Mint.com, which will send them text messages alerting them of bills due, credit limits, and bank fees. Some services even offer iPhone applications, so college stu- Open House Directory Deadline: Monday at 10am (C) Condo (B) Business (P) Land ADDRESS SPENCER: Candlewood Dr. (X) Condex (U) Duplex (L) Mobile Home STYLE TIME Each office independently owned and operated SELLERS: If you need your home sold, Call us for a FREE MARKET ANALYSIS. G TIN EW LIS N WEST BROOKFIELD – Beautiful colonial nestled on 13+ acres, spacious open floor plan, teen suite, four bedrooms, fireplaced family room, enclosed porch, fenced area for small children or pets. Great area. Near Lake Wickaboag. $369,900 NORTH BROOKFIELD – Ranch style LOG home, set privately off the road on about 5 acres. Seven rooms, three bedrooms, 2.5 baths. You can finish extra space in the loft area. Large walk out basement. Wooded lot. $305,000 WARE – This WOW ranch is set on almost an acre, it has been completely redone so its ready for a new owner. Dead end street adds to the appeal. Three bedrooms, center island kitchen with stunning hickory cabinets. Bring your checkbook you won’t want to miss this one. $192,000 BUYERS & SELLERS Check out the new RESOURCES section of our website www.C21TLC.com Helpful info for the buying and selling process. PRICE (T) Townhouse (D) Adult Community REALTOR/SELLER/PHONE SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 SF 11:00-2:00 TOOMEY-LOVETT, INC. www.century21toomeylovett.com Spencer (508) 885-3443 West Brookfield (508) 867-7064 (M) Multi-Family (S) Single Family (A) Apartment $229,900$249,900 Century 21 Toomey Lovett Inc 508-885-3443 SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 BROOKFIELD: 7 Deer Run SF 12:00-2:00 $119,900 Neal LeBlanc, Realtor 508-784-0529 DUDLEY: 16 Ziemba Rd. SF 12:00-3:00 $229,000 Liz Banas Real Estate/Liz Banas 508-765-5452 SPENCER: Candlewood Dr. SF 11:00-2:00 $229,900$249,900 Century 21 Toomey Lovett Inc 508-885-3443 WEBSTER: 10 Ragina Ave. SF 1:00-3:00 $247,900 Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/ Elaine Armstrong 508-353-1932 STURBRIDGE: 1 Kelly Rd. LD 1:00-3:00 Sturbridge Retirement Co-op/ Mary 508-347-3212 6 • THE VILLAGER • Friday, August 21, 2009 BACK TO SCHOOL Tips To Help Kids Do Better In Math (STATEPOINT) Math is a source of stress for many students, becoming a progressively more daunting subject as they move through their school careers. It doesn’t have to be this way. Parents can do lots of easy things with children to get them comfortable with numbers so they will ultimately perform better in this crucial subject. Parents of pre-schoolers and grade school students, in particular, can help lay the foundation for a positive attitude toward math, in large part by making numbers and math skills fun. “The games we play with our children when they are young go a long way toward helping them develop the necessary foundation for math skills. It’s also important to connect math to the real world around kids, to demonstrate how we all use numbers in our daily routines,” says Susan Bolotin, editor-inchief of Workman Publishing, the publisher of the “Brain Quest” educational card game series. Here are several easy ways to help make math fun and improve children’s arithmetic skills: * Make math part of kids’ routines, from the time they wake up to bedtime. Count clothing items together (“One sock. Two socks.”). Go for a special “counting walk,” where you keep a tally of flowers, trees, clouds or butterflies. You can even take things home — such as leaves or pebbles — and start a special “counting collection” that your child can keep in a special box. Have kids count cars on the road between home and school. Encourage them to count items in your grocery cart; older children can help pay the bill at checkout and count the change you receive. * Play math games. There are several math games and activities available, such as the “Brain Quest” card game quiz series and the “Math Basics” series that you can play with kids of different ages. Many are portable enough to take in the car, train or plane when going on vacation. * Reinforce math skills for grade school kids. At home, use fun educational workbooks, games and books to reinforce math skills learned at school. Make sure the workbooks you choose are curriculum-based, such as the “Brain Quest Workbooks” for Pre-K through Grade 4; random math books may not be attuned to the national cur- Teaching Kids To Get Organized For School (STATEPOINT) riculum children follow at school. You can ask your child’s teacher to review a workbook before you use it. * Teach problem-solving processes throughout childhood. Knowing how to find an answer is as important as the right answer. Math is about learning to develop problemsolving skills so kids can press ahead without giving up on a problem or simply guessing. Teach children how to find a pattern, how to test different answers before choosing one, and other skills. Your child’s teacher can be a great resource to help you know what to emphasize. * Make math fun, even for older kids. Reward them when they complete homework assignments with stickers, certificates of completion, or even a small math toy or game. Help children who are reluctant to complete an assignment by turning it into an interactive game or contest. For more information on making math fun and for free educational games, visit www.brainquest.com. “Math skills can be improved as children develop. It’s important to help them hone these skills throughout childhood,” says Bolotin. If your kids are like most, their backpacks, desks and lockers quickly become a disorganized mess of homework papers, permission slips and notebooks. Teaching children how to make sense of it all is critical to helping them become more successful in school. “Organizing schoolwork and materials allows kids to organize their minds so they are better able to focus on their studies,” says Jodie Watson, Founder and President of Supreme Organization and the Organizing Expert from TLC’s “Real Simple. Real Life.” Here are some simple and helpful tips from Watson to get children organized for school success: * Get your children involved in creating systems to get organized. The more involved they are in the process, the more they will stick with it. Create a system that encompasses everything from the right school supplies to designated study areas at home to daily routines for completing homework and getting organized. * Create a binder to hold your child’s class work as he or she goes through the year, or individual binders for each class. Use durable or heavy duty binders so they will withstand wear and tear throughout the school year, which will save money in the long run. Watson recommends buying school supplies from a manufacturer such as Avery Dennison, which participates in the “Box Tops for Education” program helping schools raise cash for classroom equipment, library books, computers and other supplies. * Color-code and label prominently. Use different color binders for each subject so your children can easily find the one they need in a hurry. Label the front cover and spine with your child’s name, year and semester. Label the inside with their name and a contact number in case the binder gets lost or left at school. * Create a desktop file system in your child’s study area at home. Color-code file folders for each subject to match the colorcoding system they have in their binder(s). Make file folder labels on the computer or Organizing their schoolwork helps kids focus on their studies. using a permanent marker so each folder can be easily identified. * Have your child update and organize their assignments, backpack and binder each evening as part of their homework routine to be ready for the following day. Getting them to stick to routines is important. A great way to get your child enthusiastic about their organizational binder is to create a fully personalized, custom binder such as those from Avery Signature Binders (www.averysignaturebinders.com). This will help them continue using it to keep work organized throughout the year. * Place a dry erase monthly calendar in your child’s room or study area at home. Use dry erase markers to note days/times of classes, and when assignments or papers are due. Use different color markers for each class to easily differentiate them and to give a good overview of your child’s schedule and deadlines. * Insert a copy of your child’s class schedule into a sheet protector and place at the front of his or her binder. Be sure to include class name, teacher, room number, location, and days/times of classes. “Getting organized helps children to be less stressed. When they know where their work is and are able to find what they need when they need it, they don’t waste time and energy looking for lost or misplaced papers and have more time to get their assignments done well and in a timely fashion,” emphasizes Watson. NEW IMPROVEMENTS UNDERWAY! BRAND NEW POOL! NEW RACQUET BALL COURTS! NEW BIKE AREA! NEW PROGRAM ROOM! JUST TO MENTION A FEW Try Us for 7 Days FREE! 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Wheel Size Is 6.5” x 15” 1 Wheel Includes Michelin XM+S Alpin Radial (195-65-15) In Near-New Condition. $165 For All 774-230-8816 (2)Sofas $150 & $300 Or Best Offer 508-278-2729 508-282-9997 (3) Oak 24” Captain’s Back Stools $50 Each Tempered Glass Cocktail Table 40” x 40” $75 010 FOR SALE (4) Suzuki King Quad Stock Tires Brand New $150 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Studded Seat & Pillion Pad $200 FitnessQuest Edge Crosstrainer Used Only A Few Times Asking $250 Sears Craftsman Gas-Powered Edger $75 508-892-1550 (6) HEPA Filters 1/3HP, 120V 2x4 Area Output Floor Or Wall-Mount Great For Woodworking Area. Cost New $1000 Sell For $150 Each 1000lb Engine Stand Model 3981 Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 1 Pair AR Floor-Standing Speakers $150 1 Passive Subwoofer “Home” $50 (3) Brass Hanging/Ceiling Lights 2 With 3 Lamps 1 With 4 Lamps $15 Each 508-987-1104 Chevy Prizm Wanted Any Year. Must Have Very Low Miles. Will Consider A Civic 508-764-1439 1-800-536-5836 010 FOR SALE 12 Outboards 3HP to 35HP Johnson, Evinrude, & Mercury. All Tuned Up, Checked Out, And Ready To Go. $250-$650 508-885-6657 15” Horizontal Machinist’s Rotary Turntable BH15, $400 Or Best Offer Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 16-Year Old Double Pane Windows With Screens: (4) 22.75”W/40”H (10) 22.75”W/48”H (9) 22.75”W/56”H With Crank Opening (1) 40.75”W/41”H (2) 34.75”W/48”H Asking $50 OBO Per Set 774-262-8929 1960’s Desk And Chair $35 Manual Pasta Maker $10 508-735-9493 1974 Suzuki TC100 1000 Original Miles, Always Garaged. Hasn’t Been Used In 4 Years! $1000 508-885-3136 860-888-5207 197? Ford Lawn & Garden Tractor 20 HP, Hydrostatic Drive, Power Steering, 2-Speed Axle, 3-Point Hitch, Power Angle Plow, 60” Mower Deck, Wheel Weights, Owner’s & Repair Manuals. Older Tractor, But Still Strong! $1500 FIRM Call 860-923-3532 Ask For Ron VISIT US ONLINE www.towntotownclassifieds.com 35MM Camera Pentax K-1000 with assortment of lenses 2 electronic flashes, and many other accessories. Sell all for $200. Call (508)943-5954 or days (508)943-7704 1996 Tigershark Two-Seat Jetski & Trailer $1275 5-Phone Executone Office Telephone System $450 Back up Powerpack for Computer, $100 Antique Stainless-Steel Milkcan, $25 Antique Singer Sewing Machine, $50 IBM Selectric Typewriter & Table, $100 508-461-9097 2 Anderson Venting Skylights 22”x46 1/2” $50 Each 8-Foot Tonneau Cover For Pickup Truck $200 (4) Chrome Wheels 15-Inch, Were On Dodge Van. Asking $200 For All 4 Call 508-873-1394 WELCOMES BERT CURTIN Selling New Chevrolet Cars & Trucks For Over 36 Years Bert invites all his customers & friends to visit him at Diamond Chevrolet 2 ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 010 FOR SALE 2 Grayish Bucket Seats Fit In 1999 Plymouth Minivan Excellent Condition $70 Each Or Both For $100 2 IBM Selectric Typewriters With Many Elements & Ribbons. $75 Each OBO 508-885-3136 860-888-5207 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 6 Shaper Bits POTVIN GOLD Antique Victorian 8pc. Black Marble Fireplace Mantle Surround Brand-New Automatic Scrubbing Power-Head Colonial Wood Hutch and Base Never used w/factory coating. 1/2 inch shank. NOT FOR HAND ROUTER. $185.00 Delta Lathe Reproducer Fits 12" & 14" Delta Lathes $450 Backpack Never Used $100 “Silver Cartwheels” WANTED Call (508)943-7215 2 New La-Z-Boy Rocker/Recliners Only One Month Old. (1) Blue & (1) Maroon. Paid $439 Each Asking $400 OBO Each 10 Year Fabric Protector. Call Diane 508-344-4777 August 19, 2009 8-Inch/10-Inch Porcelain Plates All With Children’s Pictures By Well-Known Artist. With Certificates & Numbers, Still In Original Boxes. If Interested, Call 508-347-3238 Will Discuss Prices 2 Pianos Motorized Wheelchair Both in excellent condition and tuned, Price includes move to 1st floor location in Worcester County. Please call 508-885-3705 Pronto Sure-Step M91 Motorized, With Footrest, Hold 300-400lbs. Holds Oxygen Tanks. Asking $1650 20 Foot Dual Axle Flat Bed Trailer Antique 1860’s Oak Table Medium Duty. 2500 GVW All Newly Rebuilt. $899 OBO 508-769-2351 With 5 Legs With ‘Engraved’ Design & 2 Matching Chairs $500 774-318-1024 200+ Music CD’s $8.00 each or 10 for $75. No rap. Email your want list: [email protected] Craftsman Miter Box with back saw. This is not cheap plastic. $65.00. Potvin Gold Old U.S. SILVER DOLLARS Are Beautiful! Some Dates Were Minted Between 1878 And 1935 As A Boy I Poured Over Bags Of Silver Dollars, Looking For Rare Carson City Dates Also, A Tradition At The Time Was To Present 25 Silver Dollars To Those Celebrating Their 25th Wedding Anniversaries U.S. Silver Dollars Still Exist Today And Are Worth At Least $10.00 Each. I Am A Cash Buyer For Old, Worn, U.S. Silver Dollars Call (508)943-7215 24” Gas Stove $50 $50 Refrigerator $50 Lawn Sweeper 1964 Kennedy - Paying $4.00 Each $100 OBO (2) Commercial Showcases LUCKY COIN FIND 6’Wx2’D, 82” High $300 4’Wx2’D, 82” High $250 Both For $500 Earlier this year, a lady brought 6 old coins to a Worcester Coin Dealer. One coin was a very rare 1788 Massachusetts Copper Cent. The coin has been sold for 413-245-1241 $15,000 27’ Above Ground Pool What Unwanted Old Coins Do You Have? Top Of The Line Quality (Ester Williams) Includes Brand New Liner, Large Deck, Stairs, Filter, Pump, And All The Accesories. Over $10,000 New BEST OFFER 508-344-0195 Call Today! Robert L Potvin Route 9, W. Brookfield (Will Travel) 508-867-3360 (cell) 774-452-1228 Visit My Site 27” RCA Maple Console Color TV goldredeemer.com August 12th Spot Gold Price Is $946.72/Ounce Only 4 Years Old, Gemstar, Beautiful Piece Of Furniture. $200 OBO 860-933-6369 Antique Tall, Mirrored Sideboard/ Dresser/Foyer Piece 3-Year Old Formal Living Room Couch Blue & Gold. Matching Wingback Chair Included. $300 Lovely piece imported from Manchester, England. Over 100 Years Old. Carving, Columns, 7 Drawers, Serving Area, Burl Inlay Detail. Small Shelves For Candelabra. Appraised At $2400 74” High x 63” Wide x 23” Deep. 508-832-7414 35mm Minolta Maxxum 5000 Camera 774-230-1763 508-248-6949 AF50 Lens & AF70-210 Lens, Flash & Case. $150 508-278-6123 Email For Photo [email protected] Price Is $1250 3HP Horizontal Shaft Motor Antique Stool & Lavatory Runs $25 Cargo Carrier For 2-Inch Receiver New $40 8HP Briggs & Stratton Motor New Short Block, Runs $150 508-248-6783 Air Conditioners General Electric 10,000 BTU Window Mount Air Conditioner, $150. Samsung 5,000 BTU Window Mount Air Conditioner, $75.00 Porcelain Handles. (2)Glass Doors For Kitchen Cabinet 2 Solid Wood Doors 6’8”x32” (1)4 Lights, (1)15 Lights 3 Wood Frame Solid Glass Door 24”x50” 30-Gallon Electric Hot-Water Heater LP Gas Wall heater 712-299-5239 Beautiful Wurlitzer Oak Piano $1000 Full Keyboard With Bench. 508-949-1283 Call Jeff at (802)380-0844 Amana Air Conditioner 18,000 btu only used 4 summers, 2 heavy for me to lift. $400 new, sell for $200. Ask for Pat, (508)885-5542 Antique 1892 Kitchen Wood Stove Magee Mystic Kitchen Coal/Wood Stove. With Side Copper Water Reservoir. 6 Burners, Oven. Good Condition Approx 30” Deep x 54” Wide. $1999 Call Nancy 508-867-3900 Antique Parlor Set Early 50’s, Never Used $600 OBO Antique Bedroom Set Early 50’s, 6-Piece, Good Condition. $500 OBO Pink Depression Glass Fancy Pieces And Sets 508-943-0652 Antique Red Vermont Casting Gas Heater Excellent Condition. Asking Price $1700 Call 508-867-5677 Or Office 508-755-0972 Beauty Salon Equipment 2 back to back, free floating styling stations, $200 each or best offer. Call Suzanne (508)886-6494 508-826-2029 Beach Cruiser Bicycles NEW! Red, Blue, Green, Orange. Balloon Tires. $195 Each 508-476-1935 Beautiful Furniture Entertainment Center $200/BRO, like new. Redecorating and need space. Store-new condition, MUST SEE! (508)832-3684 Variety Of Tables Butler End Tables Nested Tables New Condition $150 508-764-8330 APARTMENT LIQUIDATION Genuine Original Signature Autographs Of American Icons. George Washington $3000 Benjamin Franklin $3000 Thomas Jefferson $1500 All Have Certificates Of Authenticity 508-476-1068 All French Country Ethan Allen Furniture Amana 100 Microwave Antique Chezck crystal set, valued at over $1800. Authentic Revolutionary War Historic Autographs General Electric 24,000 BTU, Window Mount, 230 Volts. Used One Summer. With Remote Control $400 Call Bob Or Joyce 508-885-2400 Leave Message 508-208-8401 Can schedule viewing in Oxford. Reconditioned Prop Call (508)341-4659 Air Conditioner 36” Electric Range Good Condition Best Offer For Both Leave Message 860-923-2987 3ft tall x 1ft wide, excellent quality, fantastic sound. 2 speakers. Asking $380 for pair. Auctioneer For Latest Gold Prices August 12th Spot Gold Price Is $946.72/Ounce Honey pine finish. Asking, $350. Athena Stereo Speakers Route 9, West Brookfield Call 508-867-3360 Or Cell 774-452-1228 Visit goldredeemer.com $500 Everything Must Go! Furniture Men’s Clothing Pictures Many Miscellaneous Items No Reasonable Offer Refused 508-949-6425 ROBERT L. POTVIN 010 FOR SALE Beautifully Etched Oak King-Size Waterbed Frame With Drawers & Storage Underneath. Frame Is Less Than 10 Years Old And In Very Good Condition. Waterbed Heater Included If Interested. Heater Is Less Than 3 Years Old. Bed Frame Is Too Big For Our Bedroom Asking $250 OBO 508-234-8731 Bernina 640 Sewing Machine New In April ‘08. Used Only A Few Hours. Comes With All Accessories Including BSR Stitch Regulator Foot, Walking Foot, 1/4 Inch Foot. Has 570 Stitch Patterns, 5 Alphabets, Thread Cutter And More. REDUCED! $3500 Call Nancy 508-867-3900 Bicycle Men’s Trek Pilot 5.2, 58cm $1700 Wedding Gown Size 10-12, Ivory Strapless, Used. $150 All In Excellent Condition 508-943-2007 Bowflex Xtreme 2 With Leg Attachment Perfect Condition. Hardly Used. Originally Paid $1300 $700 OBO Call 508-234-2647 Brand New Bunk Beds and 2 Dressers Beautiful wood frame includes mattresses, pillows, ladder (never used). $2000 or best offer. Call (508)987-1594, leave message will return call. Brand New Front load washer & dryer set. $1200. Call (774)364-0367 19” Pitch, Fits Merc Cruisers $85 Camcorder $140 Audio Equipment $60 Electric Guitar $95 Amp $60 Receiver $120 Canon Film Camera $45 DVD Player $25 GPS $95 Computer $150 DJ Equipment Dale Earnhardt Sr. Magazines 860-963-7087 Car Seat $20 Boy’s (3-4 yr) Bike $35 apartment. $50. Call (508)943-6367 Call (508)949-2528 Complete Bedroom Set 2003 RM65 Suzuki Great condition, asking $1200. 1940’s Headboard & Footboard DISHWASHER Hot Point Dishwasher $100 774-318-1024 Includes California King-Sized Waterbed Frame, Large Armoire, Large Dresser With Mirror, (2) Large End Tables. Sturdy Cherry In Excellent Condition. $2000 OBO Digital Screen Prompts, Keys Light Up With Voice Prompts. Lots Of Stored Music Inside! Paid $199 On Sale Sell $100 Email: [email protected] For Pictures Or Call Marty (Dayville, CT, 06241, Near MA & RI Line) 860-779-2611 Piggy-Back Washer/ Dryer Combo Disney Area Stay Cedar Chest & Rocker Multi-Colored Cushioned Top, Cherry Wood Cedar (Hope) Chest and Matching Rocker. Both In Excellent Condition. Asking Cedar Chest $300 Rocker $200 Call 508-756-2607 ALSO: Brand New Casio Keyboard LH100 Complete Master Bedroom Furniture (3) Original Factory Hubcaps 860-974-9811 Call (774)696-3360 Veneer Wood With Spring & Rails. Includes Nightstand, Rugged Post. Full-Sized Asking $200 Case Tractor Trailer-Type, With Hydraulic Lift. $800 OBO Dirt Bike Brass Headboard & Footboard With Rails. Twin Sized, Includes White 3-Drawer Dresser. Asking $200 774-272-2459 International Harvester Two-Row Corn Planter Christina Wu Strapless Gown with train. Size 8. Purchased at Kleinfelds NYC. Elegant beading with organza & silk/satin material. $700. Glass and brass dinette set Perfect for 1st Kenmore, Excellent Condition, All Brochures. $600 OBO 1948 VAC With Sickle-Bar Mower. Asking $1650 OBO Never Worn! Hand cut, very ornate. Appraised. Will sell for $900. Brilliion Grass Seeder Model Sl8 8-Foot Wide, Like New Condition. Always Stored Inside. $4,900 OBO 508-764-8330 Designer Wedding Dress 7 Days, 6 Nights 2 Adult Disney Tickets Paid $750 Sell For $249 Good For One Year 508-301-0266 For 2005 Hyundai Sonata $35 Each Call Alan At 508-509-5407 Dog Pen For Medium/Large Dog With Dog House Excellent Condition $300 Call Rick 508-987-2486 Computer Compaq FS7600 Lexmark Printer/Copier/Fax Lexmark Printer All For $550 OBO Computer Desk (Corner) $195 OBO Office Chair (Cully) $65 Entertainment Center 58”x52”x19”, Solid Wood $300 Numerous Dog Breed Books 508-867-9734 New, Vetter High Pro 4 With Screens. Measures 76”Long 61”High $650 OBO Marine Hemi Engine 1959 With Latham Blower And Four Carburetors $8000 OBO Computer Table $20 Call 508-259-8805 With Pedestal $25 For More Information Call 508-347-7441 6-Drawer Table $20 Wedding, Prom, Cocktail. All brand new. Cherry Dining Room Table With 2 leaves, 4 side chairs and 2 captains chairs. Only $500. Cherry TV Armoire Only $300. Must be seen to appreciate. Prices are negotiable. (508)864-1092 Chickering Spinet Piano Baby Grand & Bench $700. 1993 Chevrolet Camaro; 21,270 miles, all original, $5000. Call (508)765-9316 leave message Christmas Sports Card Specials (4) Antique Wood & Coal Stoves Glenwood & Magee Brand For More Information 413-967-8169 Electric Scooter & Electric Wheelchair Crystal Glassware Of All Kinds Dark Wood Curio Dental Chair $400 508-867-9566 Electric operates well, Would be great for tattoo parlor, etc. 3 to choose from. $50 each. Colonial Kitchen Set Call (508)987-3143 Buffet With Display Hutch. 4 Ladder-Back Chairs, 2 Arm-Chairs, Cane Seating. $200 203-679-0634 413-245-7522 Electric Dryer Call Matt at 508-943-6771 8 Posts, 9 Matching Railings With Spindles Attached. $100 Clawfoot Tub Seating For Four w/Glass Top And Three Bar Stools. $200 Early 1900’s Colonial-Style Porch Posts Call 508-943-3711 After 6pm 508-864-9223 Dinette Set Call (508)981-6762 Corner TV Cabinet 55” Wide x 77” Tall, 18” Deep Glass Doors On Top, With Three Drawers Below. $500 Highchair $50 White Crib Mattress Included $300 508-885-2866 Baseball/Football Basketball/Hockey Racing/Boxing Rookies/Stars/Sets/Singles All Cards 75% Off Book! Including Vintage Cards Like Mantle/Williams/Etc. Dresses And More! 480-282-2490 Plus A Few Bowls, Etc. Good Stuff, For Cheap! 413-245-6246 Used 6 months, $100. Washer used holds x-large loads, $50. Solid oak kitchen table, 5 chairs, 2 leafs, $100 or best offer. Good condition wrought iron & glass coffee table & end tables inlay w/stone, very nice, $50. Apartment size freezer, $50. Works well. Call (508)340-2098 Everything Must Go!! Portable Dishwasher with butcher block top, $250. Farmers table with 5 chairs, $200. Oak cabinets, various sizes, six pieces, $400. Call (508)328-3438 Exercise Equipment Weider weight bench, preacher curl and leg extension with Olympic bar. 295lbs of weight, $250. 50lb punching bag, $50. Curl bar, 85lbs or weight, $40. [email protected] or 508-637-1046 Farm Equipment Harrow Deere 5-Foot, 3-Point $400 Cultivator Toolbar 5-Foot, 5-Spring Tine, 2 Hiller Discs, 3-Point $350 Lime Spreader Tow-Behind, Ground Driven. $150 860-974-7099 Farmer’s Hutch $200 Like-New 3-Year-Old Lopi Pellet Stove & Ash Vacuum $1400 Call 508-943-3711 After 6pm Fine Art Signed in the plate Tarkay Seriolithograph 2002 Indigo Chapeau. Professionally framed 36 1/2"x37". Comes with Park West gallery Certificate & Appraisal. Can e-mail pic $300 OBO (508) 867-2250 Flat Belt PTO Pulley Double Window Ceramic Flower Pot Toshiba 5-Megapixel Camera $45 HP All-In-One Printer(G85) $45 New HP Printer $29 DVD Player $20 Bike $40 AT&T Blackberry Curve $140 010 FOR SALE For Sale $500 Each (508)987-3143 Electrical Material Industrial, Commercial, Residential Wire, Pipe, Fittings, Relays, Coils, Overloads, Fuses, Breakers, Meters, Punches, Pipe-Benders. New Recessed Troffer Flourescent 3-Tube T-8 277V Fixtures Enclosed $56 Each Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 ENTIRE CONTENTS OF 2 STORAGE UNITS Must Go! Moving Out Of State. Come Find Your Treasures, Large & Small Call For Appointment 774-232-0064 $80 Aluminum Cross For Church, Cross Arm 6’, 10’ High, 10” Surface, 7” Deep. Can Be Lighted. $150 Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 FOLDING CREEPER For automotive purpose - sit or laying position. $10.00 413-262-9990 Garage Heater 2Mark Brand, Thermostatically Controlled. w/Hanging Brackets. Paid Over $600 Best Offer! 508-885-3136 860-888-5207 Genie Push-Around Arial Platform Lift Will Fit Through 29.5”Wide Doorway. 24’ Platform Height. 120V Hydraulic. 1/4HP 208/230V 3-Phase 6-Gallon Flood-Type Coolant System. 120V 6-Gallon Flood-Type Coolant System. Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 Girls Clothing & Shoes Toddler Sizes Through 10/12 Shoe Sizes 1-3 Gently Used & Brand New Many Styles & Brands To Choose From. Call 508-943-2007 For Appt. Glass-Top 36” Octagonal Table $50 Oak Queen Post Headboard/Footboard $50 Gas 32” Fireplaces $50 each Freezer (17cu.ft.) $200 5’x8’ Oriental Rug $30 Oak TV Cabinet $40 Estate Furs 1 long, Grey, Persian lamb coat. Size small w/matching hat. In excellent condition, $500/BO. 1 long Black Persian Lamb. Size large. In good condition, but worn. $300/BO. (508)987-8483 508-347-5782 Gorgeous King Sized Bedroom Set 5 Pieces. Paid $6000 At Rotman’s $1500 FIRM Moving Contact Laurie 508-450-5740 CLIP AND MAIL Write your ad here: Town-to-Town CLASSIFIEDS HOME TOWN SERVICE, BIG TIME RESULTS TO PLACE YOUR AD CALL TOLL FREE 1-800-536-5836 Name: VISIT US ONLINE www.towntotownclassifieds.com “Use our Bargain Box” Sell items from A to Z “Including your used automobile!” H We’ll run the ad until you’ve sold the items H H Runs in all 11 papers plus our website H H Use up to 30 words H H Only $46.00 H H Yes, we’ll bill you! H Address: Town: Zip: Phone: Mail to: Town-to-Town Classifieds P.O. Box 90 Southbridge, MA • 01550 Fax: 508-764-7645 Questions: Call our friendly staff 1-800-536-5836 Email: [email protected] *The Bargain Box rate does not apply to pets, businesses, real estate or rentals of any kind. For information on other rates call our friendly staff at 1-800-536-5836 AUGUST 19, 2009 ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 3 130 YARD SALES 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE 010 FOR SALE Grooming Equipment Kia Rio Or Hyundai Accent Wanted Mahogany Bedroom Set New Woodmaster Planer/Molder Solid Marble Cocktail Table 1 Romani Grand Daddy Dryer 1 Romani Clipper Vac (B&B Model) 1 42 Inch Hydraulic Grooming Table 1 Hydro Surge Bather One With Very Low Mileage Auto, Air. ‘06-’08. Will Pay Your Price For The Right One 508-764-1439 Bed, Dresser With Mirror, Chest On Chest, Night Table. $1500 Negotiable With 18” Drum Sander Attachment. 5HP Motor. Weighs 420lbs. Also, 120A, 2HP, Shop Fox Vacuum With All Attachments, Hooks Up To All Three. Mint Condition. Books/Manuals Included Asking $3500 OBO Call John 508-949-1051 Pride Brand Combination Lift Recliner Asking $2500 For All 508-987-2419 Kirby GL2000 Vacuum Cleaner Gym Equipment w/Accessories. Hardly Used. $275 Marc X Platinum 3100 Bench Golf Clubs In Excellent Condition $125 OBO Call 860-933-6369 Gymnastic Mats Gymnastic Mats 4’x8’x2” $100 Each Landing Pad 6’x12’x8” $200 Mens/Womens Complete Set With Bag $75 Campbell 100 PSI Compressor $65 Dorm Fridge Rock Wall Panels Used 1 Year $75 Dorm TV w/DVD $75 Dorm Microwave $30 4’x6’ $200 Each Falcon Fishing Rods Reasonable Offers Considered Leave Message For Jennifer 508-397-6426 Hand-Beaded Wedding Gown Plus Size (18-20), Cathedral Train, Plus Bustle & Tiara-Style Headdress & Veil. Museum-Quality Preservation. $600 OBO 508-987-3781 Heavy Duty 9’ Fisher Highway Plow One-way plow, set up for backhoe or truck, $650. Fisher Snow-Foil Type Heavy Duty 8’ Plow for truck $500 Heavy Duty Hobart Meat Grinder. Floor type with large bowl. $375 Briggs & Stratton 12HP Vertical Riding Mower Engine, $95 Used 15” Monitor $25 Call (508)461-9097 High-Low Electric Hospital Bed Like New! With Scoop Mattress $500 OBO 413-245-6182 HO Scale Train Comes With Engines, Cars, Buildings And Accessories. Lots Of Time & Money Put Into It! Pictures Available. Email: [email protected] Or 774-402-1274 HONDA GENERATOR 3000 Watts Brand New $100 Okuma Fishing Rods Brand New $75 Wood Fishing Rod Rack 12 Rods - $40 Assorted Okuma Reels $50-$100 Boy’s BMX Bike $20 Dell 15-Inch Laptop $100 508-390-3717 (508)765-7322 Husqvarna Garden Tractor 54 Inch Mowing Deck. Includes Bagger System. Kawasaki 25HP Engine. 4 Years Old. Runs Great! $2800 774-200-0395 Jewelry New 14K Ruby & Diamond Yellow gold cross pendant, $300 or best offer. Also gemstone rings & pendants, best offers. Call Shirley (508)248-3005 John Deere 3235A Fairway Mower $5900 OBO John Deere 2243 Greens Mower $5900 OBO John Deere 220A Walk-Behind Greens Mower $1995 OBO 508-764-8330 John Deere Snowthrower For LX And GT Series Lawn & Garden Tractors. 42 Inch, Used Once(Honest!) Includes Chains, Weights, And Operator’s Manual $1500 774-745-0242 Email For Pictures Or Questions [email protected] Kenmore Washer & Dryer Like New $100 Each Call Phil 508-234-3348 Kennedy Machinist Toolbox 20 Inch, 7-Drawer, Several Micrometers, Indicators, Etc. Kenmore Top-Load Washer Good Condition 2 1/2 Years Old Only Used 3x/Week $100 CASH OBO Afternoons & Evenings 860-974-1912 Call Tom (978)597-3033 Men’s Bicycle Giant 6061 Brown Italian Leather Jacket Medium, $200 All Excellent Condition 508-757-7796 Noon-6pm LADIES DRESSER Large, With Mirror & 2 Armoires $1700 For All (Negotiable) Handmade Lead Chandelier Contemporary Style $150 (Negotiable) 508-892-1107 Ladies’ Genuine Black Shearling Sheepskin Fur Coat Medium. Like New. Worn One Or Twice. Length 30” (Collar To Hem), Shoulders 19”, Sleeves 25”, Bust 40-42” $250 OBO 508-885-8940 Leave Message $995 OBO Paid $2500 $2300 OBO Aluminum Folding Staging/Scaffolding 2 Sections w/Platforms, On Wheels, w/Steps 4’6”W, 7’3”L, 6’-12’H $950 OBO Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 Like New! Large Two-Level Light Oak Coffee Table $125 Good Condition 8’ x 11’ Karastan Oriental Rug New Fringe & Professionally Cleaned $350 Call Rich 508-826-2029 Living Room Furniture Best Offer For: FlexSteel Couch, Chair & Ottoman. La-Z-Boy Couch & Recliner. All Items High Quality, Like New. Email For Photos [email protected] 401-316-4793 Living Room Set 90” Sofa Love Seat Oriental Rug (Machine-Made) 2 Matching End-Tables Take The Whole Set For $1000 Or Best Offer 508-867-9650 LK Stainless Steel Sink Model #CCR2522-4 Brand New, In Box. “Celebrity Classic”. New $400 Asking $125 508-832-9877 Llama Wool For Sale Unfinished Call For More Information 508-335-8239 Machinist Tools Tool chest, also other odds and ends. Call (508)234-8034 Mags With Tires For E-Z-Go Golfcart Plow For John Deere Garden Tractor Truck Liner For 6’ Bed Rug (7’x10’) w/Seashell Border 508-987-1504 New! 8 American Craftsman Replacement Windows 23” Frame, 24 Gears, Shimano 105 Derailer. Black & Gold, Ridden Only 4 Times. Original Cost $800 Asking $350 508-764-9309 9500 series. Low E, full screen, 6 over 6 grille. White vinyl, 34 1/4 x 48. Paid $1400. Asking $1000 or best offer. Men’s Burberry Prorsum Trenchcoat NFL Autographed Helmet Collection Size ? (40/42), Tan, Slightly Worn, But Good Condition. $100 860-974-9946 Men’s Skis Microwave Car Trailer $50 Also: Custom Made Moses Baskets. Queen, $399. Brand new in plastic full warranty. Full-Length, Size 12. $200 Hot Tub HP Scanner Memory Foam Authentic Therapeutic NASA Mattress Lace Wedding Gown Landscape Equipment Trailer Call (860)244-9544 $600 Negotiable 508-234-2897 Dynastar Skis & Boots, Size 10 $135 508-832-3118 #EU3000ISA Like New, Super Quiet. $1650 Mike 860-935-0072 ‘07 model; 6 person, 32 jets, with all options. Waterfall, aroma-therapy, lighting, with cover, full warranty. Brand new in wrapper. Cost $7000, sell for $3800. Mahogany Cedar Chest $30. Large capacity air conditioner, $100. Ladies size 6 Harley boots, $50. Men’s leather jacket, small, $75. Bread maker, $15. Toaster oven, $15. Fold-up rocker, $100. Call (774)745-0153 MOST ITEMS HALF ORIGINAL PRICE! Arien Tractor Arc Welder Boat & Motor With Trailer Call (508)779-0438 ask for Justin Five Ridell Team Helmets Signed By MVP Icon Quarterback Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, Joe Namath, And Peyton Manning. All Have COA’s $3000 OBO 508-476-1068 Nordic Trac Walk Fit Skier/Rower $125 Jane Fonda Non-Motorized Treadmill $125 Technalon Car Cover Fits Car 16’-17’6” $60 508-885-9992 Oak Bedroom Set Wine Color, Only Used 3 Times Cost $850 $700 OBO Shower Seat/Stool For Tub $25 Gazelle Exercise Equipment Good Condition $150 OBO Back Massage Chair Pad Good Condition $50 860-774-0794 860-481-5570 508-943-2444 Refinished Chairs Natural Or Painted Finish, Some Decorated. Singles To Sets Of Six. Very Reasonable! 508-764-4493 Rototiller Mahogany TV and Video Stand Rough Sawn 5x5x8 Ft. Pine Timbers Fishing Equipment Black chrome and glass asking $500 or BO. Archery Equipment Call (860)377-7549 or (860)928-1135 Oak Computer Armoire Salon Equipment For Sale 508-885-5189 MOTORS 1/2HP 230/460V 1725RPM, 56 Frame. 5HP, 230/460V 1740RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC 5HP, 230/460V 3495RPM, 184T Frame/TEFC 1/2HP 208/230/460V Large Overhead Door-Opener 4 Speed Controls Hitachi J100, 400/460V Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 Moving Must Sell Garden Leisure 6 Seater Hot Tub with lounger, $3800/BO. Weider Pro 9940 dual weight bench, $150. Trampoline, $75. Brand new computer armoire, $450. Please call (508)404-5470 Moving Must Sell! Ethan Allen New Mahogany Dining Room Large Crystal Chandelier 11x14 Oriental Wool Rug Painted Bureau 2 Olive-Green Swivel Rocker Chairs Pilates Machines Queen Brass Bed Best Offer Accepted For All 508-867-6730 NASCAR Die-Cast Models They’re Back! $5 And Up! Saddles $100 Each Bureaus, Bookcases, Etc. Oak Kitchen Chairs $15 Each 10 For $125 Blessings Farm 50 H Foote Road Charlton 508-248-1411 New Bunkbeds Paid $900 Asking $500 Just Purchased In March! Includes Mattresses 774-200-1561 New Snap-On Harley Davidson Collectors Edition Toolbox Black and chrome with Harley logos & flames. 5, H x 3, W 12 drawers. Must be seen. $4000 firm. Contact Dale (508)943-8692 after 6pm. Piano Baldwin Spinnet Light brown color. Bought at Steinerts. Good condition, $700. Call (508)885-4320 Old Oak Rolltop Desk Great Original Condition! 54” Long, 30” Wide $600 860-774-4019 Old-Time Trunk Good Condition Needs Straps Best Offer 508-234-2712 Outdoor Fountain Very Large, Gorgeous, 3 Tiers, Excellent Condition Must Be Seen! Originally $1500 Asking $650 508-867-3900 Paddleboat Mint Condition! Price Reduced! $3000 Call For Information 860-564-3771 After 6pm Samsung 61” HDTV-DLP TV with stand for sale for $1500. Call (508)733-5047 for appointment. Santa Barbara Spa/Hot-Tub 105 Jets, 7 Person. Upright Therapy Lounge, Neck & Foot Massage, 2 Additional Therapy Seats Plus Cooldown Area. Waterfall/Volcano, Lights (Different Colors). Starry Night Blue With Red Maintenance Free Vinyl Cabinet. One Year Old Paid $8000 New Asking $6000 Will Deliver $100 Call (508)864-8578 Coleman Canoe Schwinn Electric Scooter 17 Foot, Green, Good Condition $250 508-347-5969 Park Model RV 2002, 12x40 (508)764-6560 Small Club Chair Pink Fabric & Light Wood $60 Small Black Rocker Call Don (508)344-9499 Penn 6 wt. Flyrod Snapper Roto-Tiller New Condition Call 508-278-6419 IR5003, Used Twice Paid $1295 $950 Piano TracVac $40 B.O. For All 508-278-2729 508-282-9997 Baldwin Spinnet With Bench. Good Condition. $950 Model 385-IC/385LH Used Once. Paid $1300 $1100 Sauna Bear Cat Vac-N-Chip Pro & Vac Pro Piano By Baldwin With Bench Excellent Condition $500 OBO 508-943-6654 Models 72085, 72285, 72295 Used Twice Paid $2772 $1900 508-765-5763 Snow Tires 4 P225-60-R17. Tires like new, winter ‘07. $300 or best offer. Call (508)234-7930 Snowblower Snapper 8HP 26” $500 Washer Piano Maytag, Heavy Duty $100 Maghogany, Werlitzer Spinnet, With Bench. Good Condition. Dryer $800 Includes Training Books 508-987-8885 Call After 5pm Pipe Threader Toledo 999, Floor Model, On Wheels. Angle Iron Cutter For Shelving 4W296, HK Potter 2790 Snowblower 49.5” Wide, For PTO McCullough 16” Chainsaw Old $50 Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 Trees for Sale Women’s Burberry Prorsum Trenchcoat Queen size bed with cherry wood frame, $700. 3 ph 30 & 80 gallon. Onan Generators 5k W. Scale 1k lbs. Best offer on all listings. Whirlpool, Electric $100 Entertainment Center Solid Oak $100 Queen-Sized Bed Solid Oak $200 Triple Dresser w/Mirror $150 Sterns & Foster Mattress New $400 Computer Desk $100 Shop Smith w/Accessories $500 Joiner/Planer $75 LCD Monitor 17” $75 Maple Dresser Two w/Hutch $50 Each Call 774-262-3336 Leave Message Evergreen Trees, Colorado Blue Spruce, Potted Trees, Silver Blue, 18”-22” tall. Excellent Privacy Border/Ornamental All 10 trees for $85. Call 508-278-5762 Evenings Call (508)347-1223 Unique Bar Spinet Piano and Bench Solid Oak with lighted stained glass canopy, brass top and foot rail, 2 chairs, 72” high, 64” wide, 22” deep. $1200 or BO. $800. Country Blue plaid loveseat and chair. $450. Wilson ladies clubs, bag, cart, $200. All excellent condition. Will consider reasonable offers. Call (508)867-8532 Spinnet Piano (Steinert) $1000. Sunfish sailboat w/trailer, $700. Jenny Lind 3/4 bed, $250. Sailboard & sail (new), $500. Dresser set, $200. Player piano w/rolls, $600. Lexmark printer, $50. Call Karen (508)885-3192 Stainless Steel Bird Cage (17inx17inx36in) $50. Leave message for “Doc” (860)974-9973 State Quarters Un-circulated, rolled. Boxes of 500. Starting at $21 per roll. Also Gold Presidential dollar rolls. Call for more information, (508)832-3029 or (508)272-3433 Steam Radiator Covers 43” long x 40” high x 13” deep, 37”x40”x13” and 24”x40”x13”. All white, in good condition. Over $1000 if new. All three for $400 Call (508)832-5546 Stereo System Onkyo Components With Bose Acoustimas Speakers $350 Call (508)943-0089 Stereo With Speakers $50 Call 508-278-7958 The Book Bear Books! Books! Books! We have 100,000 lively old books at THE BOOK BEAR Call (508)450-5836 Upright Imperial Commercial Freezer Excellent Condition $100 413-245-3429 Used Restaurant Equipment 10-50% Off Our Purchase Price Refrigeration 6 Burner Stove Convection Oven Bar Top & Barstools Freezers Sinks 508-347-5503 Used Tractor Tires Size: 18-4-28 6-Ply Rating Appx. 1 1/4 “ Tread Left Asking $200 508-335-8239 VHS Tapes & Cabinet $250 Will Sell VHS Tapes Separately If Wanted Dark Shadows VHS Tapes Some Original, Some Recorded (45 Volumes) $50 413-262-9990 Vintage Cameras And Movie Camera With Projectors Vintage Radios 100’s Of LP Records Over 50-Year Old RC Allen Adding Machine Photo Security System, complete with all necessary items including plastic holders Video security system complete with two videos and two cameras and all necessary cables. (Camel) Neon Sign - 50 Years Old - Still In its Original Box Many Old Tools, Over 50 Years Old 508-335-1973 For Appointment Located In Webster Needs new battery, $60. (like brand new) on beautiful lot in campground can be used for a full 6 months (15 April-15 October every year) Lot paid for until 2097. $48,000 Finnleo, Portable, Comes In 2 Pieces. Perfect For Two. Assembles In Minutes. Simply Plugs Into Standard Household Outlet. $500 508-347-5725 $1100 or best offer. Speedaire Air Compressors Ariens, Rear Tine, Electric Start. Newly Serviced, 7HP Engine. $550 508-234-6096 $150 Trumpet $100 Electric/Acoustic Guitar Vinci Brand $100 508-864-7159 010 FOR SALE Call (508)347-2764 Very Good Condition $800 or best offer All Proceeds To Benefit The Arthritis Foundation For Juvenile Arthritis. 010 FOR SALE Pub/Bar Set Real Ranch Mink Jacket Held At: 24 New Boston Road Sturbridge Saturday, August 22nd 8am-3pm Sony 50” XBR Projection TV Call (508)832-9981 Mahogany Braided Edge Table With Center Wine Rack. Includes Two Barstool Chairs, Beautifully Designed, Fabric Still Covered In Plastic, Brand New. Asking $400 Please Call 508-987-2798 Tag Sale/Raffle Call (508)867-9222 with recliner, $1000 or best offer. Wood-Burning Stove 135 VHS Disney Movies $750. Lighted round curio end table, $50. Iron twin bed, $200. Steins, $25. Dolls, $25. 2 Bureaus $100 Each Current Gowns-Daughter is Senior. Sizes 6-8. Originally priced from $200-$300. Some shoes and jewelry. Cash only. Air Dried, Two Years. $8.00 Each (2)25 Ft. & (2)18 Foot Parking Lot Light Posts w/Double Lamps New $1500 508-764-8330 Auto Tools Antenna Tower 35mm Camera Solid Oak Queen Bedroom Set Lane 2 piece sectional Brand New Entertainment Center Machinist Tools (508)943-7360 Prom Dress Sale Queen bed and mattress, hutch, nightstand and dresser with mirror. All in excellent condition. Mattress brand new. $1300 or BO. $50. Grey with vine detailing, pointed oval shape. Originally $1200, selling for $250 130 YARD SALES We have books for the scholar, collector and general reader. Located on Route 9 in West Brookfield, halfway between Amherst & Worcester. Open 7 days a week, 10am-6pm We Also Buy BOOK COLLECTIONS, LIBRARIES & ESTATES! CALL FOR INFO. 508-867-8705 or call Toll Free 877-809-2665 TOOL SHEDS Made of Texture 1-11 8x8 $625 8x10 $800 8x12 $875 8x16 $1175 Delivered And Built On-Site Other Sizes Available Call 413-324-1117 Toro Commercial Lawnmower Pro-Line Series, With 44” Deck And Trac Vac Collection System. Great For Picking Up Grass Clippings And Leaves. $3000 508-832-7414 Toshiba 36 Inch TV Vintage Coin-Operated Jukeboxes Complete and Working With 100 45 RPM Selections Prices range from $675 to $2900 Also Available Assorted Coin-Operated Cocktail Video Games and Vintage Pinball And Much More! 508-335-1973 For Appointment Located In Webster Water Heater Whirlpool 60-Gallon Programmable. Never Been Used, Brand New. Originally $459 $350 12-Inch Band Saw Virtually Brand New, Only Used Once. Purchased Fall 2008 $325 508-867-8374 Wedding Dress In sealed box. White with veil, worn once. $200 or best offer. Call (508)248-6601 White Wedding Gown Never Worn Used Very Little. Plays Like New! MUST SELL! Cost $895 Sell For $399 Call 508-885-9754 Size 8, long sleeves beaded and lace. Terra mid length veil, cathedral veil, slip. Paid $1400 for all, asking $800 or best offer. Call Western Saddle Women’s & Teen’s Clothing Black, With Pad. Only Used A Few Times. $150 Also: Child’s Western Saddle With Bridle, Black $150 508-943-4365 Size 14L, Tan, w/Zip-Out Lining. Excellent Condition. $500 Women’s Burberry Prorsum Dress Coat Size 14 Petite, Brown, Excellent Condition. $400 860-974-9946 Women’s Designer Clothing Shoes & Accessories Shoes, Sizes 5-11 Clothing Sizes 0-12 40 Plus Crates!!! Excellent Second Hand Condition. Over 300 Pair Designer Jeans. Many High-End Items. 860-974-9946 Women’s Escada Coat/Jacket Cashgora/Angora Wool, Gold Color. US Size 10 Or 12, Excellent Condition. $400 860-974-9946 Women’s Riding Leathers Size Small Walter Dyer Chaps, Medium Gloves, Fringe Coat With Two Liners (Medium), Harley Helmet (Small). Excellent Condition. $275 CASH ONLY 508-341-9282 Women’s Salvatore Ferragamo Leather Blazer Jacket Soft, Buttery, Golden Brown Color. Excellent Condition. Size 6 Or 8 $200 860-974-9946 Wood Stove Small, Pedestal-Style With Glass Door. Black. Will Fit 16 Inch Logs. Good For Small Ranch Or Workshop. Excellent Condition. New Glass & Fire-Brick This Winter $300 860-974-9946 XBOX 360 Premium 20GB hard drive 2 wireless controllers, 1 wireless headset, 2 games, (Skate & Halo). Excellent condition, 2 month old. Asking $450 for all. Call (508)278-3317 100 GENERAL 105 BULLETIN BOARD IN REMEMBRANCE Julie Ann Bainton (Knurowski) 36 Year Senior Secretary Bay Path High School Dear Friend, Please Visit Our Guest Book And Leave A Note To Pay Your Respects www.tinyurl.com/JulieBainton 107 MISC. FREE FREE WOOD PALLETS You pick up. Monday thru Friday 8am-noon. Stonebridge Press 25 Optical Drive (located behind Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center) 110 NOVENAS Thank You Saint Jude For A Safe Trip God, thank you for all the grace and favors which you have given me through the prayers of your Apostle, Jude Thaddeus. St. Jude, I thank you for your intercession in response to my prayers. I will always be grateful to you and will spread to devotion to you. Be with us always so we may face our problems with courage and serenity G.T. 130 YARD SALES GIANT Estate Sale August 15th & 16th August 22nd & 23rd 9am-4pm 224 Brookfield Road Charlton (508)-365-8528 Times Are Tough, Money’s Short. I Have An Array Of Clothes, All In Excellent Condition. Handbags, Boots, Sweaters, Etc. LOW LOW Prices! I’m A Call Away 508-278-5745 MULTI-FAMILY YARD SALE OXFORD 63 Old Worcester Rd. - Aug. 22 (rain date Aug. 29) 9-4 Furniture, toys, housewares, collectibles, 100s of VHS movies and tons of books 4 ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ August 19, 2009 285 PET CARE J&L Pet Sitting Service Professional at Home Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Member of National Association of Professional Pet Sitters Established 1996 Certified • Bonded • Insured 508-347-3826 298 WANTED TO BUY Buying Gold, Jewelry, Diamonds BEST POSSIBLE PRICES INSTANT PAYMENT Also Rolexes, Antique Clocks, Silver, Coins, Watches Licensed for 30 years 3 minutes from I-84. [email protected] 130 YARD SALES 205 BOATS 205 BOATS 265 FUEL/WOOD Neighborhood Yard Sale 16 Foot Whitewater Canoe EPA Program Qualified E-Classic Saturday & Sunday August 22nd & 23rd 9am-2pm Raindate: August 29th Directions: Old Sturbridge Road To Hillcrest Street, Turns Into “Dagger Reflection” Model Red, Good Condition. $300 860-774-2502 2006 Bayliner 185 Runabout Ridge Hill Road Sturbridge YARD SALE Saturday, 8/22 9am-4pm 1977 Jim Dandy Garden Tractor w/Mowerbed & Plow, Dining Room Set, Antique Mirror, Kid’s Toys, Household Items. Something For Everyone! 204 Dennison Hill Road Southbridge YARD SALE Southbridge 20 Idlewood St. Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 - 4 (rain date Aug. 23) WIDE VARIETY! Prom dresses, DVDs, electronics, toys, decorative and miscellaneous items, clothes, much more! 135 LOST AND FOUND FOUND Diving Fins Found At Beach On Brooks Pond Road, Spencer. Call With Description 774-289-4550 FOUND Round-Back Wooden Chair Moving? Did You Lose It Off Of Your Truck? Found Monday, August 10th Main Street In Spencer Call 508-885-4496 200 GEN. BUSINESS 203 SNOWMOBILES 1998 Arctic Cat 440 $2000. 2000 Arctic Cat 600 ZRT $4500. 2002 Arctic Cat Thundercat $5500. All run great. Call (508)949-0482 2002 Polaris Edge X Electric Start, Reverse, 2992 N. Maine Miles. $2800 Or BRO 1996 Skidoo MXZ 583 3717 N. Maine Miles. Runs Great. $1800 Or BRO 508-949-7388 2005 Arctic Cat F7 Snowmobile Low Miles, Real Fast. 2005 Arctic Cat 440 Z-Model Snowmobile Like Brand New! $7500 For Both 508-987-9313 204 WATER EQUIPMENT 1994 Sea-Doo Bombardier SP94 With Trailer Excellent Condition, Runs Great. Seat Just Recovered, Low Hours On Jet Pump. Has Been Winterized. $1450 Call Deb 508-965-7077 16’ Hurricane Tri-Hull Ford 2.3L I/O, trailer, $2500 Trolling Motor, Electric Winch, Evinrude Tanks, Bimini Top, '96 Conversion Van, Black Water Pipe, Gas Grill, Chiminea. 518-480-1143 17 Foot Glastron Sierra 177 4.3 Mercruiser I/O Only 156 Hours On Engine Power Steering, Trim Control, AM/FM Radio, Soft Top, Mooring Cover, w/Glastron Trailer, Skis, Vest & Etc., Maintenance Manuals and Supplies $8000 For More Info Call 413-245-7501 18 Foot Grumman Canoe Flat Bottom, Aluminum. Will Not Sink. Seats 4 Comfortably. Excellent Condition. Includes Paddles, Side Motor Mount And Original Brochure. $400 OBO 508-478-8538 1981 Galaxy Bowrider I/O 120 Merc Cruiser With Dual Axle Trailer. Only Used In Fresh Water, Always Garaged. Excellent Condition. Excellent For Skiing & Fishing. Asking $3000 860-214-8302 1987 25 Ft Marlin Cabin Cruise 260 HP, I/O Merc., Runs, Needs Little TLC $5200 OBO With Trailer 1978 22 Ft Searay Cabin Cruise Needs Motor & Outdrive, No Trailer. Needs Work. $200 1990 Kawasaki 650 TS Jetski Needs Work. $300 OBO 413-245-6130 508-981-6400 1990 Glasport 20 Foot Open Bow Ski Boat New 350 Engine, Zero Hours. New Interior, New Flooring. Drive-On Trailer. Sacrifice At $7200 12 Foot Jon Boat Seats, Electric Motor, On Trailer. $1500 508-234-6096 1992 Bass Tracker 16’ Evinrude 20HP Motor, Trolling Motor & Trailer. RUNS GOOD. Asking $3495. Call (508)476-2534 1992 Sunbird 19’ with trailer Cuddy cabin, fully equipped, low hours on engine. Very good condition. $7,900. Call 508-885-3689 135 I/O HP w/extended swim platform, custom cover, trailer, coast guard safety package, used at most 20 hours. $13,750. Call (508)868-1972 71 Chris Craft 31ft Flybridge Cruiser twin 327 engines sleeps 6, full head and shower, all fiberglass. $7350. Call (508)333-1790 Larson 1997 Ski-Boat 19 Foot, With Volvo Penta Engine. With Trailer. $7000 508-373-8413 Sailboat For Sale 2000 Hunter 212 Great Day Sailer! 21 Feet, Cuddy Cabin, Galvanized Trailer. Extra Jib. Great Shape, Used Very Little. 30% Under NADA Retail $5400 508-340-7697 225 INSTRUCTIONS Golf Lessons 4 One-Hour Lessons For $100 For Details Call 508-397-0844 260 ANTIQUES Route 169 Antiques 884 Worcester Street, Southbridge MA Looking to purchase antiques and collectibles, single items or entire estates. We buy it all also do on site estate sales and estate auctions. Call anytime, Mike 508-765-9512 265 FUEL/WOOD A. Jeffers Tree Service °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° Tree Removals Logging Land Clearing Firewood $175/Cord WOOD LOTS WANTED FREE ESTIMATES Call (774)239-0285 OUTDOOR WOOD FURNACE From Central Boiler. Meets 2010 emissions limits. Makes less smoke and burns less wood. Call 508-882-0178. www.crystalrockfarm.com FIREWOOD Cut, Split & Delivered Green Or Seasoned WOOD LOTS WANTED Call Paul 508-769-2351 508-987-5349 Firewood Green, $135 128 cubic feet. (508)476-3073 or (774)696-7879 Pellet Stove Whitfield Tradition By Lennox Free-Standing, Cast Iron, Hunter Green Enamel Finish. Replaced With Larger Stove. Completely Refurbished To New Condition. Works Perfectly, 6 Years Old. $1800 Call 508-234-8139 Cut, Splt & Delivered Prompt Delivery MC & Visa Accepted Westview Farms 111 East Hill Road Monson, MA 413-246-1721 Cut & Split Green Firewood 2 Cord Minimum $175/cord (Delivered - Limited Area) Premium Dark Pine Bark Mulch Available $20.00/yard plus delivery T. Jepson & Son, LLC. 508-885-3037 774-272-3729 283 PETS Lovebird Cages Many Types, Includes A Variety Of Bird Toys. Breeding Boxes, Supplies & Information. All Offers Considered. All Calls Returned. aviary-amore.com Pure Bred Puppies Over thirty breeds available. Health checked/guaranteed. State licensed. www.laughlinkennel.com Laughlin Kennel Call 508-987-7161 Shih Tzus FREE KITTENS Come And Pick The Ones You Want, When They’re Ready, They’re Yours! 774-460-0049 283 PETS A CHANCE FOR LIFE NEEDED FOR BEAUTIFUL CATS & DOGS Tested, vetted, and ready for love. Please consider these, “homeless” pets for adoption. SECOND CHANCE ANIMAL SHELTER Call 508-867-5525 AKC Beagle Puppies Good Bloodlines, Adorable, Smart, Well Socialized. Great Family Dogs! Vet Checked. Parents On Premises. Private Breeder. 2 Left Only $250 Each 508-949-7040 Beautiful Light Brown/White ACA Shih Tzu Female 2 1/2 Years Old. Moving, Cannot Keep! Paid $650 Asking $350 Loves Older Children! Acts Like A Princess. Please Call Michelle 508-864-7991 Daycare WANTED Cat’s Meow Village Monday-Friday daycare available Training Reproduction Of The Unibank Of Uxbridge State of the art indoor training facility $625 All Vet Checked! First Shots & Wormings. 774-641-1851 Puppy Kindergarten Starting Soon FOUND Parakeet Beginner Obedience Starting Soon Beginner Agility Starting Soon New Competition Obedience All Breed Grooming Available “It’s all about the dogs!” Call Terri 508-832-9394 On 9/12/09 In Leicester Center Has Band On Right Leg. Please Call To Identify 508-414-6717 or visit our website www.collinswoodk9.com LOST CAT FAN-C-PET Domestic Longhair Orange & White Neutered Male. Well Cared For & Loved! Missing From King Street Area In Uxbridge, Around July 30th. Mobile Grooming Salon Vicki Kelley REWARD! Call Al Or Jackie 508-278-2085 Professional Groomer MISSING Small Grey Cat “We Go Right to Your Door” Shorthaired Male, Not Fixed. Sneezing Problem. No Collar. From Maple Street Area (Webster) Around July 28th. 508-949-9013 20 Years Exp. 508-987-2419 • Rubber-Matted Heated/Air-Conditioned Sleeping Areas. • Large Individual Runs, Outdoor Exercise Pens, Country Walks • Large Indoor Play Area •Bathing Available • Monitored By ADT Open 7 Days A Week 8:30am-10:30am 3:00pm-5:00pm Call (508)865-2227 Basic-Advanced Group or private Experienced caring staff Tours 10am-4pm Other times by appt. please! 508-987-0077 205 Federal Hill Road Oxford, MA www.starwoodpetresort.com 286 LIVESTOCK Bagged Shavings Kiln-Dried Pine Paper Bags. 3.25 Cubic Feet $4.75 Each (No Limit) Pick Up In West Brookfield Rock Valley Farm 508-867-2508 Training and behavior management in your home. Positive methods used. Certified Pet Dog trainer and member APDT Call Renelle at 508-892-1850 email: [email protected] WANTED Contractor’s Table Saw (10”) Will Also Buy Platform To Cut Large Sheets If Available. Oxford (But R.I. Phone Number) 401-440-5363 WAR RELICS WAR SOUVENIRS WANTED WWII & EARLIER CA$H WAITING! I’ll Come To You At Your Convenience. Over 30 Years Experience. Call: 1-508-688-0847 All Calls Promptly Returned. 300 HELP WANTED 295 BUILDING SUPPLIES Harvey Windows New - Still Wrapped (2) Big 41 1/2 x 57 R.O. Double Hung, Vinyl, White Both For $300 508-278-7835 298 WANTED TO BUY $ We Pay More!! Going... Going... Gone to the Dogs (No Longer Made) If You Have One To Sell, Call 508-234-4722 Ask For Tom Or Leave Message & ROSS RECYCLING 285 PET CARE Apple Acres Kennel CASH PAID For Coins And Jewelry Buying/Selling Gold & Silver One Piece Or Collection Lee’s Coins & Jewelry 239 West Main Street East Brookfield (Route 9 - Panda Garden Plaza) 508-637-1236 508-341-6355 Daily/weekly rates Agility obedience and conformation Desperately needs homes for many abandoned cats and sometimes kittens. Shots, wormed, leukemia tested, spayed & neutered. Call 508-885-2306 Boarding Luxury suites, walks, treats, & one on one playtimes available. 413-245-4244 Exceptional boarding environment with unique daycare setting Female Teacup Chihuahuas Spencer Animal Control New Energy! New Stuff! Natural foods Reiki Flower Essences Feng Shui Group or private day and evening classes Full Cord 128 cu.ft. Every Load Cut, Split & Delivered. $225 Quality & Quantity Guaranteed STANDING TIMBER WANTED 413-364-2689 (3) 8 Weeks Old Black & Grey Striped (11) Newborns Collinswood K-9 Services $575 Males $625 Females 284 LOST & FOUND PETS 281 FREE PETS 285 PET CARE Spencer 774-745-0173 Red Oak SEASONED FIREWOOD www.secondchanceanimals.org All Seasoned Hardwood New Owners! All Scrap Metals, Cars, Trucks Batteries, Copper Wire, Appliances... 64 Tucker Hill Rd. Putnam, CT 06260 860-928-7165 $$$$ CASH PAID For your unwanted musical instruments in any condition! *Guitars*Amplifiers*Drums* *Saxes*Trumpets* *Keyboards*Pro Audio*Etc.* Call: 508-765-9352 Open Mon-Sat (10-6) 339 Main Street Southbridge, MA 01550 gordonlasalle.com 305 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES Looking To Make Some Extra Cash? Come Join Our AVON Team! Unlimited Earning Potential. Work From Home, P/T, F/T. For More Information, Call Christel Or Michael ISR 413-883-4580 Or 860-394-8810 To Buy Or Sell Avon Call Joanne, I.S.R. $10 To Start! 508-885-3933 310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Counter Help Part-Time Days & Evenings Apply In Person 9am-11am Mon-Thu Margaux’s Deli 33 Crystal Street Southbridge CHHA’s/CNA’s $$$ HIRING BONUS $150 Private Home Care Agency Seasoned Home Care Aides Must Have 2+ Years Home Care Experience. Immediate Work Available. Must Have Own Transportation. Must Be Able & Willing To Work 32-40 Hours Work For An Agency That Makes A Difference! Calls Only/No Walk-Ins 508-791-5600 [email protected] homecare.com AUGUST 19, 2009 310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Accountant/ Bookkeeper Needed Business Is Located In The Southbridge/Sturbridge Area. Must Have Experience In General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Office Duties, Data Entry, And Have Good Communication Skills. Must Have Computer Experience And Be Able To Multi-Task. 40 Hours Per Week; Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Wages Commensurate With Experience. Benefits Available Send resumes to: Town-To-Town Classifieds, PO Box 90, Ad Reference 00002, Southbridge, MA 01550. M/F/EOE Accounts Receivable/ General Office/ Data Entry Business Located In Southbridge/Sturbridge Area. Monday Through Fridays, 8am-5pm. Must Be Able To Multi-Task & Have Good Computer Skills. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE! Wages Commensurate With Experience. Benefits Available. Positions Start Immediately! Send Resume To: Town-To-Town Classifieds, PO Box 90, Ad Reference 00003, Southbridge, MA 01550. M/F/EOE Administrative Assistant Seeking Self Motivated Administrative Assistant For Seasonal Position; 15-20 Hours/Week. Proficient In Microsoft Office, Capable Of Managing Multiple Projects Simultaneously, And Possess Strong Interpersonal/ Communication Skills. Application And Job Description Available At www.unitedwayssc.org Mail Or Email Completed Application To: United Way Of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton 155 Main Street Southbridge, MA 01550 [email protected] EOE BEEN HOPING FOR A GREAT CAREER OPPORTUNITY? THIS IS IT! We Have Immediate Openings For: HVAC/RFG. SERVICE TECHNICIANS For commercial and residential with MINIMUM 3-5 years experience. Excellent wage and benefit package Please call 508-839-2493 Cleaning Help Wanted Part-Time With Flexible Hours. Experience Preferred. Must Have Own Car. Must Be Mature, Responsible, And Detail-Oriented. 508-347-3121 Customer Help IMMEDIATE OPENINGS $18 Base Appt, Flex FT/PT Customer Sales/Service, No Experience Needed, All Ages 17+, Conditions Apply Ideal For Students Call Now! 508-797-0600 Customer Service Specialist Busy marketing office seeks full-time customer service representative for high volume call center. Other responsibilities include assisting customers, returning calls, preparing paperwork, faxing, filing, etc. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills. Experience in customer service, multi-line phones and MS Office a must. Bi-Lingual Candidates Encouraged If Interested, Send Resume To: Human Resources PO Box 980 Fiskdale, MA 01518 Truck Drivers Wanted Class A CDL with Hazmat. Day Driving Throughout Northeast. Company Based in North Brookfield. Retirees Welcome! No Overnight Loads. (508)867-3235 310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Driver Meals on Wheels Delivery, Webster area Part time positions available; 3 hours/day, Monday-Friday, 9:30am12:30pm every other week. Responsiblities include packing and counting trays for delivery and delivering meals to homebound elders. Must have reliable transportation and be able to life 25 pounds. $8.50/hour + mileage allowance. Please send letter of interest by 8/21: Tri-Valley, Inc. 10 Mill Street Dudley, MA 01571 AA/EOE Driver Valet Parking Attendantto work at several locations in Worcester, MA. IMMEDIATE OPENING! F/TP/T available. Potential to earn $11 and more to start. Great benefits health, dental, 401k plan, plenty of room for growth! Applicant must be over 18, must be able to drive standard transmission vehicles, have valid license, and prior customer service experience a plus!!! Please contact us at 877-455-5552 or at: www.valetparkof america.com/employment Entry-Level Human Services Positions Available Start Your New Career In Human Services As An Overnight Awake Or Asleep Residential Counselor For Life-Skills Inc.! We Provide On The Job Training, Including CPR And First Aid. Full Time, Part Time, Or Per Diem Positions Are Available For These 3rd Shift Openings In The Southbridge, Auburn And Webster Area. Please E-Mail Your Resume To: [email protected] Or Fax To 508-949-6129 EEO/AA 310 GENERAL HELP WANTED Maintenance Mechanic The Southbridge Housing Authority is accepting resumes for the position of Maintenance Mechanic. Job requires that applicant have a knowledge of building maintenance skills found at the Journeyman level in areas of Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Painting; maintaining & repairing skills in operating gasoline driven equipment such as snow blowers, power mowers; may be required to work under hazardous conditions such as rain, snow and ice storms; lift heavy objects; use simple hand tools and have working knowledge of groundskeeping. Duties will include cleaning and painting associated with vacant apartments, community buildings, lavatories, stairwells, hallways and windows. Must be able to understand and follow instructions, maintain schedules as relates to State and Federal tracking requirements. CORI verification. Job description available upon request. Resumes will be received through August 24th, 2009 The Southbridge Housing Authority is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. June N. Lemire, Executive Director Southbridge Housing Authority 60 Charlton Street Southbridge, MA 01550 508-765-5858 Recycling Center Monitor Part-Time, Wednesday & Saturday. Minimum Age 18. Salary $10/Hour Send Letter Of Interest And Resume: N. Brookfield Board Of Health 215 North Main St. N. Brookfield, MA 01535 Seeking Women 21-65 With Depression For weight loss research study at UMass Medical School. Compensation provided. (508)856-6557 [email protected] Evening Receptionist Christopher Heights Of Worcester, an assisted living community, is looking for a part-time evening receptionist, three evening nights (Mon, Thu, Fri) 4:30pm-8pm. We are looking for a friendly, cheerful person who can interact with residents and their families in a professional manner, and provide office/clerical support to office staff. Must be organized, have good phone skills an familiarity with the computer. CORI required. Apply In Person To: Tom McMullen Christopher Heights Of Worcester 20 Mary Scano Drive Worcester, MA 01605 (508)792-1456 Experienced Nail Tech (Docket#: H-12315) Social Worker Drivers Home Every Weekend Excellent Pay! 1 Year CDL A With HAZ-MAT 80 Years In Business METROPOLITAN TRUCKING 1-800-999-4473 Live-In Caregiver Sought For Senior Female Separate Two Bedroom Home Available. This Is A Full-Time Position, Day & Evening Hours, Exchanging Care For Rent. Applicants Must Be Fluent In English, Have Valid Driver’s License, And Possess Immense Patience And Sincere Compassion. Respond In Writing To: Caregiver PO Box 83 Dudley, MA 01571 Mystery Shoppers Earn Up To $100 Per Day! Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail & Dining Establishments. Experience Not Required 877-787-6583 LPN Always Happy To Take Applications For Employment Of: Responsible Persons & Shift Aides Local Hair Dresser Applicants Must Be Energetic And Well-Groomed. Must Be Reliable Call Nancy 508-867-3325 508-612-7525 19 West Main St. West Brookfield, MA Sunshine Haven 49 Linwood Ave Whitinsville, MA The Comfort Inn and Suites Housekeepers Weekends/Holidays A Must For All Positions Apply In Person Or Apply Online At: www.sturbridge comfortinn.com/ career TRAVEL U.S.A.! Publication Sales Company now hiring 18 sharp enthusiastic individuals to travel the U.S. Training, Travel, lodging and transportation furnished. www.LSIMAGS.com 1-800-781-1344 RIGHT NOW IT’S 45º IN AMSTERDAM. WHICH WOULD BE NICE TO KNOW ...IF YOU WERE THERE. Experienced Full-Time Medical Biller Needed For An Outpatient Therapy Clinic. Must Have Experience With Outpatient Billing, Experience With PTOS Billing Program A Plus. Send Resume To: Uxbridge Orthopedic & Sports Therapy 60 Quaker Highway Uxbridge, MA 01569 Attn: Coleen Tarantino Or Fax Resume To: 508-278-7855 RN/LPN Small Family-Owned Skilled Nursing Facility Located In Blackstone, MA Is Seeking Part-Time RN/LPN With Every Other Weekend/All Shifts. Please Forward Resume: [email protected] 325 PROFESSIONAL TheHeartOf Massachusetts.com FREE BBQ Removal Removal of Metal, Appliances, Furniture, TV’s. Construction Materials. Cellars/Attics Cleaned. Small Building Demolition, Tires. Leaves Removed. Small Residential Moves. Trees Cut Brush/Limbs Removed Furnaces Removed Check-our-down-toearth prices first! Weekends also! Central Mass and Connecticut 508-347-7804 * TLC Home * Cleaning Have You Heard The Phrase, “GOING GREEN?” We Use & Supply Organic Cleaners To Ensure Your Family’s Safety. Gift Certificates For Baby Showers, Anniversaries, And More! A Perfect Gift! CALL TAMMIE TODAY FOR A CLEANER TOMORROW! 508-347-3275 774-230-7885 Office/Homes Spring Or Fall Cleanings Weekly/Bi-Weekly Or Monthly Cleanings Flexible Hours/Days Registered/Insured/ Bonded At The Time of Advertising A Cleaning Service, We All Announce The Same. Let Affordable Residential & Commercial Cleaning Show You The Difference! We Guarantee You That Your Satisfaction Will Be Our Best Reference. We Specialize In Carpets, Upholstery, Floors, And Auto Detailing. Registered/Insured/Bonded References Available From MA & CT 1-888-363-9457 reproductivepossibilities.com Spotless! House Cleaning Services • Quality Work • Competitive Rates • Flexible Hours/Days • Licensed • FREE Estimates Call Spotless! Today 774-241-0437 With Us You Sparkle! 400 SERVICES 501 REAL ESTATE WANTED WANTED 3 Bedroom Condo 1200 Sq. Ft. Brimfield, Brookfield, Holland, Sturbridge, Wales Under $150,000 WANTED Small House w/Yard Sturbridge, Warren, Brookfields Under $125,000 No ‘Fixer-Uppers’ Furniture Facelifting, Painting, Caning, Stripping to Refinishing, And Repairs. Guaranteed. Free Estimates. Pick-up & Delivery. Antique Doctor 508-248-9225 433 CLEANING Give Maria A Call At 508-764-2500 508-344-2263 (Cell) Established Surrogacy Program seeks loving women to carry couples’ biological babies. 21-43, prior birth experience required, non-smokers, generous compensation. At Reasonable Rates 454 HOME IMPROVEMENT Affordable Residential & Commercial Cleaning Surrogate Mothers Needed Have Your Furniture Professionally Restored 413-262-5082 North Brookfield Emergency Squad Inc Seeking Professional, Career-Minded Paramedics For Full-Time Position. $20.00/Hour And Health Insurance Benefits. Please Fax Resume To: 508-867-8772 EOE 333 SURROGATE MOTHERS 448 FURNITURE Mobile References Available DiGeronimo Painting Quality, Affordability & Trust Without Compromise Interior Rooms As Low As $129 Ceilings $59 Woodwork $59 Serving Central Mass. James DiGeronimo Cell 508-577-7940 Stephanie Bayliss Keller Williams (508)523-1314 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT Brookside Terrace JULY RENT FREE!!! Affordable 2 Bedroom Apartments For Rent. Spacious, Fully Applianced. A/C In Every Unit! Starting at $759 • Pool • Basketball Court • Playground • On-Site Laundry • Heat/Hot Water Included! INCOME LIMITS APPLY Section 8 Welcome Office Open From: Monday-Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm Weekend & Evening Appointments Available 400 SERVICES 402 GENERAL SERVICES AAA Haul-Away Rubbish Removal At Absolutely Lowest Cost Guaranteed! Attics, Garages, Cellars Household Items & Yard Waste Demolitions Senior Discounts Cheaper Than A Dumpster And We Do The Work! Pickups Days, Evenings & Weekends MASTERCARD & VISA ACCEPTED Call Today 774-437-0970 Maintenance Repairs Remodeling Carpentry Flooring Electrical Plumbing Contact Your Local Service Professional 508-785-5119 [email protected] yahoo.com 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT DOUGLAS 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Available Prices start at $845/month. Includes heat, hot water, A/C, pool, fitness center & children’s program. Off street parking. Call (508)476-3777 Douglas Second Floor, Two Bedroom In An Elegant Victorian, On 1 1/2 Private Acres. Washer/Dryer, Hardwood Floors, Trash Pickup. No Smoking Or Dogs. First/Last & Security $950/Month Call (508)476-1722 Douglas Two Bedroom Apartment, Second Floor. Private Entrances, Convenient Location. Includes Heat, Hot Water. Off-Street Parking & Laundry. Large Closets. Call For Details 508-476-2508 508-341-2486 (cell) Dudley One Bedroom Apartment $500 Second Floor. Renovated, Hardwood Floors Webster One Bedroom Apartment $600 First, Renovated, Kitchen With Appliances. No Pets, No Smoking. Off-Street Parking, Gas Heat & Coin-Op Laundry 508-380-2359 Dudley 1 Bedroom Quiet, Includes All Utilities $575 Off-Street Parking, Close To 395. First/Last & Deposit 508-949-7013 Dudley 33 Central Ave. JOHN F. McNAMARA PLASTERING Brookside Terrace 11 Village Drive Southbridge,MA 01550 (508)764-7675 Charlton, MA Quality Plastering Blueboard & Stucco Work C&C Properties Fully Licensed & Insured LOOK & COMPARE 20 Years Of Experience, With References Available 2 Bedroom Luxury Condo On Southbridge/Charlton Line. Appliances, Central Air, $795/Month Also, Quality 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments! Appliances, Off-Street Parking. For A FREE Estimate Call John (508)248-6080 Sturbridge PAINTING Interior/ Exterior Power Washing • FREE ESTIMATES • • FULLY Insured • • Reasonable Rates • Call Rich 508-248-7314 Two Bedroom Apartment $775/Month Includes Hot Water. Appliances & Laundry Room On Premises Call (508)765-0501 ________________________________________ Sturbridge Completely Furnished efficiencies. All utilities and cable. $200 per week. Call Tammy at 508-579-0539 28 Years of Experience Rich O’Brien Painting Charlton 457 LAWN/GARDEN E. Brookfield Composted Sheep Manure 1BR $795 1BR $595 Waterfront 2BR $1200 Heat/Electric Incl. 3BR $950 Spencer Available At Farm! 20lb Bags At $10 Per Bag Many Apartments $650-$950 2BR & 3BR Call 508-867-6111 Leave Message Greendale 2BR, 1BA, $725, $750, $850 First Floor Two Bedroom Apartment. Appliances & Heat Included. No Pets. $650/Month First & Security Call 508-248-6833 Before 8pm Dudley Apartment For Rent 1 Bedroom, 4 Rooms, 3rd Floor, Stove/Fridge. No Dogs $600/Month Plus Utilities First & Last 508-671-9933 Dudley Clean, Modern First Floor One Bedroom Apartment. Good Area, Off-Street Parking. Includes Appliances. No Pets/Smokers $600/Month Plus Utilities First/Last & Security References/Credit Check 508-949-3044 Dudley One Bedroom Apartment. Heat Included. $600/Month Off-Street Parking. Near Park & Shop. First & Last. 508-987-8401 Dudley Two Bedroom. Coin-Op Washer In Cellar. Off-Street Parking. Hardwood & Linoleum Floors. Large Yard. Some Animals OK. Separate Stairs. Section 8 Welcome $700/Month First/Last & Security 508-987-5441 Killingly, CT 9 Rooms, 4 Bedrooms, 2 And A Half Baths $1200/Month First Month FREE! Also: 2 & 3 Bedroom Units $650-$850/Month Call GRN 860-779-9182 References Available LEICESTER 442 LICENSED DAY CARE Large, Newly-Renovated 6 Room, 2 Bedroom. Near Wal-Mart, Off-Street Parking, W/D Hookups, Hardwood Floors, Lots Of Closets, Nice Yard. Cats OK $1050 First & Security, $50 Credit Check. 500 REAL ESTATE Your Home Improvement Specialist All Local. All the time. Call The Junk Man PARAMEDIC POSITIONS AVAILABLE My House Husband Find your local forecast, quick and easy. 402 GENERAL SERVICES 320 MEDICAL/DENTAL Or Apply In Person: in Sturbridge Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care 508-829-6769 Immediate Openings: 508-234-3240 is now hiring for: Seeking Quality Homes Throughout Central MA To Provide Foster Care To Children In Need. 24/7 Support. Generous Reimbursement. Part-Time Employment Part-Time & Foster Parents Wanted Brookhaven Assisted Care Needed To Work At Sunshine Haven, A Group Care Facility For Handicapped Children If Interested Call Experienced Class I Cosmetologist (With Clientele Preferred) Stop By For An Application: Serenity Salon & Spa 371 E. Main Street Southbridge, MA 311 PART-TIME HELP WANTED ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 5 501 REAL ESTATE WANTED *************** The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services requires that all ads placed in the newspaper for child care (daycare) in your home include your license number. Family Home Day Care Whitinsville Has Full & Part Time Openings We Also Have Before & After School Openings! Large Spacious Outdoor Play, Private Playroom. Meals & Snacks Included. CPR/First Aid Certified. 12 Years Of Experience License #2079167 508-266-0412 OPEN HOUSE! Bright Beginnings Montessori Pre-School 465 Main Street, Oxford, MA Saturday, August 22nd 10am-1pm Thursday, August 27th 5pm-8pm Your Child Deserves The Best Start To Their Education! Call 508-987-3465 For Information! (License Pending) HouseworksRealty.com 508-867-0903 Charlton 2 Bedroom Apartment. $175/week Webster 2 Bedroom Apartment $160/week Southbridge ************** EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY ************** All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to The Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (number of children and or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or any intention to make an such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on and equal opportunity basis. To complain about discrimination call The Department of Housing and Urban Development “HUD” toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. area, call HUD ad 617-565-5308,. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments. Starting At $165/week Dudley 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Starting At $140 All are newly remodeled, carpeted, stove & refrigerator included. Section 8 Approved. No Pets Allowed Security Deposit & References Required Call 774-289-1714 508-453-1313 North Brookfield 40 Forest Street 1st Floor, 1 Bedroom Apartment, Available Immediately. $450/Month Call Mike Edson At Godin Real Estate (978)249-8131 x15 Or View All Our Apartments at www.beremco.com North Brookfield Center Small One Bedroom Apartment Second Floor. Stove & Refrigerator, Off-Street Parking. $400/Month First/Last & Security. No Pets. Call Nellie 508-347-2774 Or Peter 508-882-3177 Charlton One Bedroom Garage Apartment. All Appliances Including Washer/Dryer. Private, Off Route 20. Available Immediately $750/Month Some Pets OK North Brookfield In-Town, Applianced Two Bedroom Apartment. Third Floor, Off-Street Parking, Separate Utilities. No Pets. First & Last $650/Month Call 973-295-6005 Call 978-939-5240 Douglas 79 Worcester Street Southbridge One Bedroom, Plus Sun Room. Heat, Hot Water, Washer & Dryer Included. First Floor, Very Quiet Area. $800/Month Available September 1st 508-277-8517 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments Heat & Hot Water Included. Enclosed Porch, Washer/Dryer Hookups, Off-Street Parking. 508-344-2660 508-320-4570 6 ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT North Brookfield Small Efficiency Apartment, Second Floor. Partially Furnished. Off-Street Parking. Close To Town. Some Utilities Included. First, Last & References Required. $550/Month For More Details, Call 508-867-9342 774-262-2131 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT Southbridge Southbridge Spencer 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartments, All Deleaded. $650-$750 per month. Good References Required. Section 8 Welcome. First & Last Month’s No Pets. Also: Large 6-Room, 3 Bedroom Apartment. Gleaming Wood Floors, Freshly Painted, Nice Yard, Nice Location. $750/Month Plus Utilities. First & Security. No Pets. One Bedroom Duplex, Appliances, One Year Lease, No Pets. First, Last, $500 Security. $525 per month. Please Call 508-886-4312 Garage Stalls Please call (774)253-0123 Southbridge Southbridge 3 Bedroom 2-Level Apartment. Fresh Paint, New windows. Washer/Dryer Hookup, Big Back Yard and Deck. Storage Area, Separate Utilities. Northbridge One Bedroom From $500 Per Month. First, Security & Reference Required. No Pets. Must Be H.U.D. Income Eligible. Call Dave 508-234-4041 Mon-Fri $775/month Call (508)764-4283 Southbridge 3 Bedroom, Large Apartment. Appliances, Washer/Dryer Hookups. Section 8 Approved. Off-Street Parking. First, Last And References. $750 Per Month Also: Two Bedroom Available $625 Four Bedroom $875 Call (978)852-0886 EOH Southbridge Available Now! OXFORD New Orchard Hill 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. 1 Month Free Rent Heat & Hot Water Included Must Income Qualify SECTION 8 CERTIFICATES WELCOME Call 508-987-8121 EHO Southbridge Three Bedroom Apartment 5 Room Apartment, First Floor. No Appliances. $700/Month Pay Own Oil Heat. 508-764-6425 Southbridge Clean Two Bedroom Apartment On Quiet Dead-End Street. Large Living Room & Kitchen With Extra Storage Area. Big Backyard & Deck. Washer/Dryer Hookups. No Pets, No Smoking. First & Last Section 8 OK References Required. $800/Month 508-641-2427 Southbridge Coombs Street 3 Bedroom Apartment Available. Applianced, Washer/Dryer Hook-ups. No Pets. Section 8 OK. $750 First And Security. References And Credit Check Required. Call (508)596-8497 Renovated. Full Living Room, Full Dining Room. Kitchen, Full Bath, Pantry, & Storage Shed. Hardwood Floors Throughout. Second Floor. No Pets. Non Smokers Preferred. Call For Details 508-764-4073 Southbridge Cozy Four Room, One Bedroom. Stove & Fridge. $525/Month First & Security, Credit Check. Cats OK. 860-749-4112 Leave Message Southbridge SOUTHBRIDGE BRAND NEW APARTMENTS! 2 Bedrooms/$775. Available now. Stove, refrigerator and dishwasher included. Secure building. Off-street parking. NO Pets. Call (508)765-5852 Southbridge First Floor, Two Bedroom. Stove & Refrigerator. Off-Street Parking. No Pets. First, Last & Security. $650/Month 508-829-5853 Southbridge Four Room Apartment. Stove, Refrigerator, Fully Carpeted, Rod/Shades, Heat Included. Owner-Occupied Residence. Non-Smoker, No Pets. First & Security Plus One-Year Lease. $700/Month 508-765-5129 Southbridge 141 Elm Street Recently Remodeled Large One & Three Bedroom Apartments. Appliances, Washer/Dryer Hookups. No Pets. $525 & $725/Month No Utilities Included. 1-508-328-9093 Green Ave Available 8/1 Three Bedroom, Third Floor Apartment. Appliances Included. Washer/Dryer Hookups, Off-Street Parking. Section 8 OK. Or 508-943-1703 x0 SOUTHBRIDGE 17 Charlton Street Clean, Spacious Renovated 1st Floor 3-4 Bedroom Apartment. Deleaded, Kid Safe, Yard, Storage, Washer/Dryer Hookups. Section 8, Families With Children Welcome. No Dogs, No Drugs, And Good References $850/Month Call Joe At 774-230-8486 For Info www.pamcrawford.com (Linwood) Southbridge Large 1 bedroom modern. Wall to wall, appliances included, coin-op laundry, no pets, lease and security. $575 and up, utilities not included. Call (508)764-2866 Spencer Centrally Located Two Bedroom. Modern, Stove & Refrigerator Included. Off-Street Parking. $750/Month 508-885-6510 Spencer Pam 508-885-5556 $65/Month Northbridge Pleasant, Clean, Four Room Apartment, First Floor $800 + Security Three Room Apartment. $750 + Security NO PETS/NO SMOKING Includes Heat, Hot Water, Stove, Refrigerator, Off-Street Parking. 508-473-4576 508-234-2025 August 19, 2009 Nice, Small 4 Room Apartment. Stove, Refrigerator, Hookups, Yard, Good Area. No Pets. Credit Check, First & Last. $625 per month, plus utilities. Call (508)765-2658 Southbridge Three Bedroom Apartment. Residential Area, Large Yard, Off-Street Parking. Wall-To-Wall Carpeting, Refrigerator, Stove, Gas Heat. Washer/Dryer Hookups. First Month & Security Deposit Available Now! $1000/Month 508-867-8707 Sturbridge 1738 House One Bedroom Apartment. Second Floor, Includes Stove, Refrigerator, Hot Water, Off-Street Parking. No Pets. $625/Month First/Security Deposit & Credit Check Free Electric, Heat, Hot Water Included In One Or Two Bedrooms. All Appliances. One Bedroom $900/month Two Bedroom $1000/month Off-Street Parking Call Jim 508-765-0620 Or Irene 413-781-4633 STURBRIDGE Southbridge One Bedroom Apartment Very Plush & Modern, Fully Applianced. Two Bedroom Apartment All Hardwood Floors. Washer/Dryer Connection. Refrigerator & Stove. Off-Street Parking. Heat & Hot Water Included 774-230-0680 Southbridge One, Two, Three & Four Bedroom Apartments. Available From $550/Month De-Leaded, Section 8 Approved. No Pets. For Info Call 508-764-6554 (cell) 774-277-1616 Southbridge Recently Renovated, Two Bedroom Apartment. Beautiful, Quiet Neighborhood, Landscaped Yard, Off-Street Parking. Applianced, Washer/Dryer Hookups. No Smoking, No Large Pets. Gas Heat. First/Last & Security. $700/Month Plus Utilities 774-241-1688 Southbridge Section 8 Welcomed. 3 Bedroom, 2nd Floor, Completely Renovated, Large Yard, Great Location, Plenty Of Storage. $895 Call 508-248-5177 SOUTHBRIDGE Three Bedroom Apartment Immediate Second floor. Applianced, hardwood floors. Off-street parking. $850 including hot water. 1st and security. No pets. Call 508-909-6726 Southbridge Very Attractive One Bedroom Apartment. Centrally Located, Lots Of Windows, Hardwood Floors, Modern Kitchen/Bath. Completely Furnished With Appliances & Furniture. Central Air & Parking. Safe & Quiet Building. $125/Week Utilities, Very Low, But Separate. ($500 Security) 508-248-6687 Spencer 1 Bedroom Efficiency First Level Apartment In Owner-Occupied Home. Quiet Location, No Pets, No Smoking. References & Credit Check. Available Now. First And Security. SIGN YOUR LEASE IN AUGUST & GET A FREE $100 GIFT-CARD FOR GAS OR FOOD! (Your Choice) $695/month Includes, Heat, Electricity And Cable. Call (508)885-2604 508-347-1101 Daniel Fiske House 1 Bedroom Apartment $595 Four Room Apartment $695 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Includes Appliances & Laundry Room On Premises. No Utilities. References, Lease And Security Deposit Required 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT Webster West Brookfield 1 Bedroom Apartment Second Floor. Neat & Clean, Off-Street Parking. Excellent Location. Stove & Refrigerator Included. Affordable! For Details Call 508-943-7436 508-612-6192 Webster 2 Bedroom With Attic Loft Room. Den, Private Porch, Deck, Hardwood Floors, Large Yard, Garage Stall, Snow Removal & Trash Pickup Included. Gas Heat & Electricity Not Included. References, First/Security Deposit. $850/Month 860-923-9738 Webster 28 Harris Street Nice & Clean, Repainted 1 & 2 Bedroom. Off-Street Parking, Coin-Op, Storage Unit. No Pets, First & Security. $575 & $675 ONE MONTH RENT FREE! Call For Details Sturbridge Extra Large Two Bedroom. Great Location! Above Professional Offices. Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room, Washer/Dryer. Large Yard. Deck. 3-Season Porch, Convenient To Major Roadways. $1250/Month Includes Electricity First/Last/Security NEW NUMBER! 508-397-7313 Sturbridge Recently Redecorated Five Room,Two Bedroom Apartment. With Sunroom & Deck. Heat, Hot Water & Electricity Supplied. Two-Car Parking. Call 774-230-5210 Sturbridge Two Bedroom Apartment, Second Floor. $800/Month Three Room Apartment First Floor $550/Month Centrally Located, Off-Street Parking. Gas Heat. Small Pets Welcome. 508-347-3913 774-230-5917 Sturbridge Two Bedroom Apartment Convenient Location, Private Setting, No Pets. One Year Lease. $850/month First & Security Required References Required. 508-347-8115 Webster NORTH VILLAGE ONE MONTH’S FREE RENT 2 Bedroom Units Starting At $783!! Heat And Hot Water Is Included. Must Income Qualify. Section 8 Vouchers Accepted. Please call (508)987-1595 Webster Spacious 2 Bedroom, Second Floor Apartment For Rent. Own Porch, Laundry Hookups, Refrigerator & Stove, Parking. $650/Month Plus Utilities Call 508-410-1319 30 Poland Street Modern 4-Room Apartment, Just Renovated. Kitchen , Appliances, Furnished. Large Rooms, Great Closets! Off-Street Parking. Less Than 1 Mile To I-395. Walking Distance To Most Webster Schools. No Pets. $750/Month TheHeartOfMassachusetts.com North Brookfield Center Commercial Space For Rent $895/Month Center Of North Brookfield Additional Space Available For $400/Month Call Nellie 508-347-2774 Or Peter 508-882-3177 Southbridge Office For Rent 98 Hamilton Street Formerly Aucoin Realty First Floor, Good Visibility! Parking 1100 Sq. Ft. 508-320-9075 7500 Sq. Ft. Free-Standing Building Excellent For Child Care Center Or Church. Very Clean & Bright! 3200 Sq. Ft. Drive-In Space Large Overhead Door Call 508-753-3670 Call 508-943-0972 Or 508-949-1400 Webster Webster 1000 Square Feet Cute One Bedroom Apartment. Stove, Refrigerator, All-New Flooring. Nicely Kept Home, Owner Occupied. Trash Pickup. No Utilities. Available September 1st $500/Month Call 508-943-3112 For Rent To 14,000 Square Feet And Anything In Between... Owner Will Give You Price You Can’t Refuse! 508-753-3670 Webster 520 HOUSEMATES First & Second Floor. 2 Bedroom. Appliances, Washer/Dryer Hookups. NO PETS Close To 395 & Downtown. Off-Street Parking. Garage Available. First & Last, References. Call After 4pm 508-943-7113 Roommate Wanted WEBSTER Large 1st floor. Off-street parking, quiet neighborhood. Minutes to 395. Appliances included. 1st, last and security. References. No pets.or smoking. $750 plus utilities and heat. Taking applications. 508-943-5830 Southbridge Single Mother Looking Roommate, Preferably Female, To Share Very Large 4 Bedroom Apartment On Dead End Street With Nice Yard. $150/Week Everything Included Call For Details 508-909-6599 525 HOUSES FOR RENT Brimfield $1400/Month Three Bedrooms, One Bath. 1500 Sq.Ft., Large Kitchen, Sunroom, Deck Leading To Spacious Yard & Stream. Call (774)696-2732 Webster Lovely 1 Bedroom, 2nd Floor For Rent. Open Floor Plan, Large Bedroom, Coin-Op On Premises. $600/Month Plus Utilities Call 508-410-1319 Webster Nice, Clean One Bedroom Apartment In Quiet Owner-Occupied Building. $400 Per Month, Plus Utilities, For Qualified Applicants. No Pets, Non-Smoking. Off-Street Parking. Stove & Refrigerator Included. First/Last & Security Deposit. Credit Check & References. Call 508-943-2640 Webster Prospect Estates 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments. 1 Month Free Rent Now Available: Historical Buildings Must Income Qualify SECTION 8 CERTIFICATES WELCOME Call (508)943-9567 E.H.O. A 100 MILE RIDE IN THE CAR IS NOT GOING TO ENDEAR MITTENS All local. All the time. 510 COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS Webster Webster MITTENS DOESN’T LIKE THE VET. TO YOU EITHER. Brookhaven Lake One Bedroom Apartment, First Floor. Appliances, Private Driveway, Beach Rights. $575/Month 508-867-7846 774-289-1667 (508)347-9081 Spencer 2 Bedroom Townhouse. Gas Heat & Hot Water, Electric Appliances, Hookups. One Year Lease. No Pets. First & Last $720 per month. Security Deposit ($500) Call (508)886-4312 505 APARTMENTS FOR RENT Webster Opportunity Knocks Once! Credit Not Important For Rent, With Option To Purchase 2 Bedroom House, Overlooking Webster Lake $1200/Month With $300 Going Toward Purchase Price. 774-289-1714 Webster Three Bedroom Home. Some Pets Allowed. First & Security Deposit Due At Move-In References Required. $1300/Month Including Water. 717-298-1286 545 LAND/LOTS Douglas, MA Waterfront Land Unbelievable Opportunity! 1/3 Acre Wooded Lot On Whitins Reservoir. $159,900 508-244-7909 546 CEMETERY LOTS Cemetery Lot For Sale Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA. Garden Of Heritage II, 609B, 2 Lots (1 & 2) $1500 For Both Call 508-347-3884 Leave Message If No Answer 546 CEMETERY LOTS 550 MOBILE HOMES Cemetery Lots for Sale Mobile Home For Sale Worcester County Memorial Park-Paxton, MA 2 Lots (#408A) available in the beautiful Garden of Valor II. $5,000 for both. Call (508)987-0531 CEMETERY LOTS: Two in the Garden of Valor at Worcester Memorial Park in Paxton. $1500/best offer. Please call 508-885-5133 Cemetery Plots at Worcester County Memorial Park in Heritage I. 2 lots. $1200. Call (508)987-6180 Two Cemetery Lots Worcester County Memorial Park In Paxton $900 For Each, $1800 For Both Call Cheryl 413-245-4181 Two Lots Available At Worcester County Memorial Park In Paxton. Non-Selected. Asking $1200 For Both Or Best Offer 508-885-1071 Two Plots In Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton, MA At Garden Of Heritage II $1500 OBO For Both 508-864-7159 Worcester Country Memorial Park Section Valor II Graves 1 & 2 Valued At $5600 Asking $2500 For Both 508-885-6489 Ask For Karen In Sturbridge Retirement Co-Operative. 44x23, 5 Rooms, 1 1/2 Baths (1068 sq.ft. Gross Living Area). Air Conditioning, Corner Lot, 2 Sheds. For Appointment 508-347-9370 REDUCED $85,000 Mobile Home In Sturbridge Retirement Park Two Bedrooms, One And One Half Bath, Deck, Patio, New Roof, New Windows, And Many Updates. Beautifully Landscaped. 508-347-8791 Sturbridge Mobile Home 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Hardwood Floors, Berber Carpet, Fully Applianced, 2-Car Driveway, Central Air, 2 Sheds, Sunroom, Large Deck. $59,900 Plus PS 774-230-8118 Sturbridge Mobile Home 55+ 1 Bedroom, Ideal Location, Close To Everything. New Floors, Carpets, Paint, Windows, Shower, Cabinets & Counters. Newer Furnace, A/C & More. Washer/Dryer. $37,500 Owner Financing Available Call For Details 508-347-7027 Sturbridge Retirement Community Completely Rebuilt In 2002. New Floors, Walls, Doors, Windows, Kitchen Cabinets, Bathroom. Carpeting On All Floors Except Kitchen & Bath. New Vinyl Siding. 508-735-9639 Year Round OR Winter Home 2 adjoining lots. Asking $1500 or Best Offer for both call (508)867-3820 This 1475 sq.ft. 2 Bedroom, 2 Full Bath, Fully Furnished, Like New Home Inside And Out, Is In A Beautiful 55 And Older Gated Community. It’s Located In Fort Pierce, FL, Just Minutes From Beaches And Great Fishing. Many Other Extras. Worcester County Memorial Park Call (508)779-0311 WORCESTER COUNTY MEMORIAL PARK; Paxton, MA $69,900 ($59,900 Unfurnished) Make An Offer Paxton, MA Plots In Garden Of Honor. 2 Lots & 2 Vaults. Asking $2700 For All 774-745-0026 Please Leave Message Worcester County Memorial Park, Paxton 4 lots in the Garden of the Cross, which is the oldest garden in the park. Value $7000, asking $6000. Will sell separately. Call (508)892-8685 550 MOBILE HOMES 14x70 Mobile Home W/56ft addition which includes 24x12 den, 14x12 work room w/sink and 18ft porch w/handicapped ramp. Large hallways/doors, for wheelchair. New roof/windows. $75K plus park share. Bill (508)344-7495 14x70 Mobile Home with central air. Mint condition to move in. Many new extras. Located in attractive over 55 park in Sturbridge. Call Joe (508)347-8976 Brookfield Nanatomqua Mobile Home Park (55 And Over) 2 Bedroom with 1-1/2 Bath, Living Room, Large Kitchen, Laundry Room With New Appliances, And Door To Back Porch. MUST SELL!!! $64,000 508-868-4662 575 VACATION RENTALS Dennisport Cape Cod 3 Bedrooms Glendon Beach & Ocean Beach Close To Shops, Restaurants. Deck, Grill, Microwave, Modern Kitchen, $1100 Per Week, $800 Off-Season. WINTER RENTALS ALSO AVAILABLE (508)272-3433 Cell OR (508)832-3029 Hampton Beach: Cottage and Suites Sleeps 3-8. 200 feet to beach, located behind Ashworth hotel. Private yard, with grill and tables. Great family area and rates. Call 603-926-1867 WELLS, MAINE Village By the Sea 2 bedroom/2 bath condo. Pool complex, with jacuzzi and exercise room, outdoor pool, in-unit laundry, A/C, cable. $80-$90 Daily Rate Call For Information (508)429-7568 AUGUST 19, 2009 700 AUTOMOTIVE 705 AUTO ACCESSORIES (3) Continental Contra-Track Tires Size P245-65R17 On Polished Aluminum Premium Wheels, Excellent Condition, Lots Of Tread! $100 Each Or $250 For All Fits 2003-2008 Envoy, Trailblazer, Rainier & Ascender. 508-347-9629 (4) 17 Inch Rims With Tires 6 Lug $200 OBO 860-933-6369 4 Cooper Weather Master S/T Tires Steel Belted, 205/65 R15 Like New $150 4 Cooper Weather Master S/T Snow Groove Tires 225/55 R17 Like New $200 508-867-2560 Evenings 8 Ft. High-Rise Truck Cap Glasstite, Roof Rack, From 86 Ford F350. Good Condition. $250 OBO 508-234-8186 Shortbed Hard-Top Tonneau Cover Good Shape Truck Tire & Wheel Inflated, Ready For Use Take It All! $75 Email [email protected] Third Row Bench Seat For Ford Expedition (Eddie Bauer) Tan Leather, Excellent Condition. Fits Model Years ‘97-’02 $150 860-935-0039 720 CLASSICS 725 AUTOMOBILES 1978 Corvette 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis Silver Anniversary Model Limited Edition, Runs Strong, Looks Real Sharp! Excellent Driver. L82 Engine, T-Tops. A/C, Tilt Wheel. Blue Hill Edition Loaded, White w/ Blue Interior, 90k Miles $2,995 obo $7900 1992 Chevy Corsica Serious Inquires Only! 508-340-5334 1985 Buick Riviera Must Sell My Beautiful, Restored Pride & Joy! 135k Original Miles. Pretty Blue With Black Landau Roof. Plush Interior. Mechanically Good. $2500 OBO 508-344-2660 Antique Black Jaguar 1972 XJ6. Body, paint and chrome nearly perfect, New Michelin pin stripe tires and many spare parts. Best Reasonable Offer. Call Tom (Spencer) (774)745-0173 725 AUTOMOBILES $500! Police Impounds For Sale! 1999 Honda Civic $890! For listings 800-559-4138 ext. 3468 01 Buick Regal Olympic Edition 3.8 Supercharged, 56k Miles. Power Everything, Heated Seats, Monsoon Stereo With CD & Cassette. $8200 Call Steve After 2pm 508-278-3930 1986 Camaro Z28 Chevy/GMC, Color Match “Pewter”. S-10, X-Cab, Fiberglass. Hi-Rise, Sliders, Locks, Roof Rack Brackets. $300 860-974-7099 305, 4-Bbl, Auto, Nice Body. Red Paint, Iroc Wheels, Flowmaster, KNN, Tints, CD/Amp, Racing Seats, Tune-Up And More. $2500 OBO 860-774-6567 Leave Message Chrome Tube For 8’ Bed Great Condition $95 For Set GM Chrome Slotted Wheels 15”, 5-Lug Bolt Pattern For Full-Size GM. $200 Set Of 4 454 Complete GM Block With Fuel Injection $1200 508-259-8805 Used Auto Parts 91 day Guarantee. Large inventory of engines, transmissions, tires & glass. Excellent service. Free parts locating service. Amherst-Oakham Auto Call (800)992-0441 or (508)799-9969 715 AUTO SERVICES 1992 Dodge Stealth ES V6 With 95k Miles. Custom Dual Exhaust. Red With White Racing Stripes. $3300 OBO 508-476-5357 1992 Dodge Stealth Red, Mint Condition. $6500 OBO 508-347-3613 1993 Cadillac Fleetwood Florida car. 46k miles, regular gas; 17-18 in city 27-28 highway. Fully loaded, Light Blue with Light Blue leather interior. $6200. Call (508)832-3029 or (508)272-3433 1993 Volvo 240GL 4-Door Sedan, 132k Miles. Runs Fine. No Rust. CD, Automatic. $2300 OBO 508-867-6023 Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted 1994 Geo Prizm LSI Large Trucks & Equipment Blue 4-Door, 70,845 Actual Miles. Excellent Condition. $2150 Cash Paid 508-867-4105 FREE REMOVAL 1995 Buick LeSabre 401-965-8949 720 CLASSICS 1930 Model A Ford Coupe Green, With Extra Parts. Good Condition. $10,000 Call Karen 508-885-3192 1953 Ford 2-Door Sedan Mild Custom, $11,000 1955 Oldsmobile 4-Door Original, $10,000 1975 Ford Flatbed $1600 1953 Ford 3/4 Ton Pickup Solid, Needs Restoration, $2500 Collection MUST BE SOLD! 978-760-3453 1973 Green VW Beetle Recent Engine, Good Tires Best Offer 413-245-3530 4-Door, Fully Equipped. Female Driven, New Battery, Always Garaged. $2350 1979 Ford F-350 4x4 With Plow. 49k Original Miles. Some Rust On Bed, Good Frame. $1650 978-760-3453 1995 Geo Prizm 110K miles, Red, 4 door sedan, recently, reconditioned, new starter, runs great. Moving must sell quick!! $2500 or best offer. Nice solid driver 105K highway miles, loaded with moonroof, needs nothing. Asking $3500. Call (860)974-3022 1998 Cadillac Sedan Deville 100k+ Miles, 20-30 MPG, Northstar Engine Exceptionally Good Condition, No Dents, Clean! Silver/Gray, Sharp Looking, Loaded With Extras. Fully Serviced. Florida Car, Non-Smoker. $3300 OBRO 508-347-5460 1999 Buick Century 4-Door, Original Owner. $4500 OBO 508-277-5944 1999 Buick Park Ave Loaded, like new, leather, 122K miles. $4500. Call (508)752-8683 1999 Mercury Cougar 92k, V6, 5 Speed, All Options. College Forces Sale $3800 OBO Call 508-476-3907 508-335-1283 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible 97k Miles, No Repairs Needed. Carfax Report Provided. $3500 Firm 860-634-4632 2000 Ford Escort ZX2 5-Speed, 86k Miles, Excellent Condition. $2000 Call 774-230-9583 2000 Ford Mustang GT $11,500 OBO Candy Apple Red, Pristine Condition! 33,010 Miles. Fully Loaded, Including MagnaFlow Exhaust, AEM Intake, Lojack. Stored Winters. Serious Inquiries Only 860-923-9618 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Sedan White, Appx 60k Miles. Owned By Elderly Driver. Selling As Part Of Estate. Excellent Condition! Asking $4795 OBO Call 508-769-0512 2001 Oldsmobile Alero Many Options. 75k Miles. Maintained & Garaged. Sporty Model With 50-Series Tires & Spoiler. Looks & Runs Excellent. $4995 Call Bob 508-270-9577 (After 5pm) 518-796-4223 (Cell) 2001 PT Cruiser Limited Silver w/ Leather, Loaded One Owner A Loved Car!!! Low Price Reflects 114k, New Timing Belt, and Extensive Tune-up REDUCED $5700 (508)476-3715 Call (508)341-4434 or (860)857-4168 2001 Subaru Forrester 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Standard, Recent Brakes, A/C, Roof Racks. Looks & Runs Great. $5,500 OBO 508-987-3244 In Good Condition. With Snow Tires. $2500 508-333-3340 2000 Volvo S80 Sedan FWD Blue, Leather, Moonroof, Etc. Fully Loaded. 180k Miles. Original Owner. Garage Kept. Includes 4 Blizzak Snow Tires. Excellent Condition $5500 OBO 860-928-5266 2006 GT Mustang Convertible 2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Bright Red, Black Top/Interior. Automatic, 49k Miles (Mostly Long Trips). Shaker 1000 Sound System. Stored In Winter. Ford Anti-Theft & Lojack. Silver, Automatic, 4-Wheel Drive. Sunroof, AM/FM/CD. 186,300 Miles. Original Owner! $6000 OBO Call 508-347-2277 Runs Good, Rear Quarter Dented, Replaced Engine. $2400 508-987-2045 1997 Olds Regency 4-Speed, With 455cu. White, Burgundy Interior, Original, Matching Numbers. 90k. $50,000 FIRM 2002 Lincoln LS Black/Tan, Leather, 40k, Fully Loaded, Chrome Rims/Grill/Rocker Panels/Pillars, Brand New Snow Tires, Extra Set Of 18” Chrome Rims with Tires. New Brakes Sharp Car! Mint! $13,500 obo 774-289-9074 1996 Oldsmobile 88 1995 Toyota Supra 1973 Pontiac Trans-Am 732 SPORTS UTILITY 2002 Mitsubishi Gallant ES Runs Good. $1100 508-885-5861 Twin-Turbo, Stock, 6-Speed. Original. 60k, Black-On-Black, Leather, Two-Owner Car. $50,000 FIRM 725 AUTOMOBILES (508)615-5959 508-476-1721 Truck Cap Truck Rails Blue, 119k Miles, Good Condition 6 Cylinder Automatic $1,195 obo 725 AUTOMOBILES 2002 BMW 325ci Convertible Excellent Condition. 38,883 Miles. Automatic Transmission With Sports Shift Mode. Grey Leather Heated Seats. Car Is Loaded. Harmon-Kardon Sound System, Premium Wheels, Etc. $19,999 Contact Josh 508-885-7085 2003 Ford Mustang GT With 22k Miles, Custom Exhaust, Pro 5.0 Shifter, Ebiach Lowering Springs. Clean Car, Mint Condition. Garaged In Winter. $14,000 OBO 508-864-9692 508-764-1401 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Azure Blue with Black leather. 18K miles, like brand new. Couple after market parts. $17,500. Call (508)987-8486 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertible Grey, Runs & Looks New. Fully Loaded. 79k Miles. New Tires. Asking $12,500 508-410-3078 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo LS Black/Grey, Excellent Condition, 43k Miles. $8000 508-987-1350 2004 Chevy Cavalier 2nd Owner, 2-Door, Good On Gas. Less Than 70k Miles. A Couple Of Minor Dents, Runs Good. $5500 OBO Have Title. CASH ONLY Call Rene/Joyce 508-909-6156 2004 Chrysler Town & Country One Owner, 23,500 Miles. Black Custom Paint, Fully Loaded, Perfect Condition $18,000 Or Best Offer Call 508-764-3723 2004 Ford Taurus 73k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C $7,500 $6,600 MUST SELL! $22,000 508-987-0947 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 Silver, 49k Miles. Excellent Condition. CD/AM/FM Radio. Asking $14,200 774-364-1133 Or After 5pm 508-886-7184 Ask For Linda 2006 PT Cruiser 740 MOTORCYCLES 50k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD $9,400 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 1982 Honda 900 CBF Super Sport 2007 Dodge Charger SXT 40,200 Miles. New Battery, Runs Good. $1300 508-755-3660 2006 Honda Accord 31k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, Power, CD $15,400 $12,775 $8,750 Only 1,400 Miles, Pearl-Coat Red, Grey Interior. 3.5L V6, Lots Of Toys. NO Bank Lien $19,595 OBO Must See! Sharon 774-287-2031 2007 Hyundai Black Accent 4-Door Retiree’s #2 Car Auto, Air, Remote Start. Mint Condition! 22,500 Miles Asking $9,500 Leave Message 508-234-5918 2008 Pontiac G-6 37k, Moonroof, Alloys, All Power, A/C, CD $13,500 $8,900 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 Corvette 1988 Excellent Condition. New T-Top, Tires & Interior. Over $11k Invested. Asking $7500 OBO 1-508-943-1128 1-508-341-3164 Wanted Old Camaros 1967-1969 including parts, pieces in any condition. Will consider other models. Call (860)633-0869 All-Weather Edition, Sunroof, Heated Seats & Mirrors. Custom Green Paint & Spoiler. 5-Speed. Asking $14,900 OBO Call 774-289-3929 Or 508-764-7986 2005 Chrysler Pacifica AWD, 138k Miles, Mostly Highway. New Tires, Great Family Car, Well Maintained. $6500 OBO Photos Available Call Bill & Andrea 860-377-0396 860-928-1064 2005 Ford Taurus 74k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD $7,400 $6,995 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 2005 Toyota Camry Top Of The Line. Fully Loaded! 40k Miles. $14,500 Will Trade 2004 Toyota Camry 76k Miles. $11,500 Will Pay Top Dollar For Clean Cars! Rutland Auto Sales Route 122 Rutland, MA 508-886-2720 2006 Ford Taurus 65k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD, All Power $8,200 $7,650 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 2006 Volkswagen Jetta Black, fully loaded, leather, 5 disc CD changer, heated seats & mirrors, sunroof, front, side & rear air bags. $14,900. Call (508)949-6914 One Owner, 32k Miles. Selling Because Of Illness Always Garaged. $3000 774-230-6848 1994 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide. 19K miles, good shape, extra lights, extra chrome, forward controls. $7500. Call (508)864-3198 1998 Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster 15,500 miles, excellent condition, registered, many extras! $7000 or BO 508-764-8754 1999 Harley Davidson Motorcycle 1999 Road King 2-Door, SUV Model. Automatic Transmission, 4WD, Good Condition. $1900 1995 Nissan Pathfinder 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX 1988 Harley Davidson 1200cc 1995 Geo Tracker Hard-Top 2004 Mercury Sable Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 59,920 Miles, New Battery, Owner’s Manual, Service Manual Included. $900 OBO Call Robert 508-987-5167 732 SPORTS UTILITY 401-864-3413 $5,995 1987 Yamaha XV535 Motorcycle Dyna Wide Glide. 18k Miles. Some Extras. $9000 Call 508-943-5911 Varney’s Garage 508-867-8477 83k, 4-Door, Auto, A/C, CD, All Power $7,900 2004 Jeep Liberty Sport White, 5-Speed. $3300 (4)5-Lug Truck Rims & Tires $300 860-208-7010 2001 Chevy Blazer LT Second Owner, 6-Cylinder, Electronic Shift-on-The-Fly 4 Wheel Drive. Very Clean, Runs Great, Needs Nothing! 94k Miles, 22MPG. Asking $6000 508-864-3846 Black, 10k Miles, Mint Condition. Lots Of Chrome, Must See! Always Kept Inside. $13,000 OBO Email Me At [email protected] ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 7 715 AUTO SERVICES 715 AUTO SERVICES I PAY YOU CASH FOR JUNK CARS & TRUCKS And Farm Equipment ____________________________________________________ Call D&M Towing & Recycling 508-887-3645 TOLL-FREE 1-877-820-2TOW 740 MOTORCYCLES 740 MOTORCYCLES 2002 Harley XLH 883 Sportster 2005 Yamaha TTR90 Motorcycle 9500 Miles, Crash Bars, Highway Pegs, Saddle Bags, Passenger Pegs & Pillion, Custom Grips. Excellent Condition Looks & Runs Great. 3-Speed Transmission, Electric Start. Purchased Brand New Off Showroom Floor, But Never Used. ZERO Miles On Bike. Paid $2000 Asking $1500 I Have All Paperwork 508-765-9431 Asking $4500 860-617-7335 2003 Yamaha YZ125R Mint Condition, Garaged. Hardly Ridden. $1700 OBO Call 508-254-8663 After 4pm & Weekends Or 508-248-5466 And Leave Message 2004 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic 5500 miles, $17000. Call (508)943-0242 2004 Honda VTX 1300 Retro Pristine condition, Candy Apple Red, many chrome extras, less than 2000 miles, $7500 firm. Free mini bike with purchase. Call David, (508)234-0631 2004 XL 883 Harley Davidson 3400 miles, lots of upgrades, mint condition, handles great. $7200 or best offer. Won’t last long! Call (508)347-8969 2005 Aquila 250 Cruiser 356 miles, showroom condition, bike can be seen at 364 Main Street, Oxford. $2700. Call (774)280-2630 2006 Harley Davidson Sportster XL883C White with saddle bags. 2,091 miles. $6000. Also Harley helmet, jacket and gloves for sale. Call (508)949-0621 2006 Honda XR 650L On/Off-Road Bike New Rear Tire, Excellent Shape. With 3800 Miles. $4000 OBO Or Trade For 4WD Or Car Call After 4pm 508-867-6152 50cc Red SCOOTER Average 85 MPG. No Reg/MC License For CT/MA. Great For City, Or RV-er’s Mint, Garaged. Only 75 Miles. $1500 Pair Of Red Helmets $100 Peter (Woodstock) 860-974-3470 Harley Davidson 2000 Custom Soft-Tail 28k Miles, Pearl White. Excellent Condition. Lots Of Extras. One Owner Bike! Asking $9500 508-987-8928 YAMAHA 2004 TTR225 dirtbike and 2001 utility trailer with loading ramp. Helmet, riding boots, chest plate, gloves and more. Asking $2,000.00 Call 508-248-6570 2000 Harley Davidson XL883 Custom 2005 Honda VT750 Shadow Spirit Pearl Blue, Screaming Eagle, Carb/Pipes, Forward Pegs, Drag Bars, Fat Boy Back Rim, 21” Spoked Front Rim. Lots Of Chrome Added, 1,493 Miles, Flawless. Asking $5800 Mint Condition, Low Mileage, Always Garaged. Pearl Blue/Metallic Silver Flame, Chrome Backrest. Asking $4500 OBO Call 860-792-0506 1998 Kawasaki 750 Xi Sport Jetski 2005 Suzuki C50 Boulevard Cruiser 1998 Polaris ATV 860-792-1168 2000 Harley Sportster 18,000 Miles Mint Condition Call Cliff $7000 508-764-7068 Black/Grey, 300 Miles, Mint! $4899 508-885-9892 508-753-5529 745 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES Two seater, new battery and recently serviced. Excellent condition. Includes trailer and cover. $2500 or best offer. Call (508)234-0252 Magnum 425, 4x4 Complete $2000 Overhaul 5 Years Ago. Used Very Little Since. Needs Battery. Asking $3000 508-885-3136 860-888-5207 8 ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ August 19, 2009 745 RECREATIONAL VEHICLES 750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS 750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS 750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS 2004 90cc Polaris Predator ATV 1990 Nomad 2000 Winnebago Chieftain 2002 Citation 31Ft. Travel Trailer Excellent Condition, Aftermarket Lights, Brand New Battery, New Tires, Electric And Kick Start And Runs Like New. Garage Kept. Comes With Kids Racing Boots & Gloves. A $1600 Value For $900 FIRM “A REAL MUST SEE”, Moving, Must Sell! Call Randy 508-765-5097 2007 Yamaha Raptor 700R Fuel Injection, Electric Start, One Owner. Very, Very Clean. Turn Key And Ride. $5000 508-769-9073 750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS 1989 24’ Terry Travel Trailer Excellent Condition, New Battery, Tires, & More. Receiver & Sway Bars Included. Must See To Appreciate. $3400 or best offer. 508-885-6215 In Campground Sleeps 6, Screen & Rain Room On Deck, New Plastic Shed, 3-Burner Gas Grill, Deck Funriture, Or Towable With P/Jack. Many Extras Best Offer! 413-433-1479 1997 24’ Dutchman Pop-Up Camper Model 1007 Sleeps 6 Great Condition. Heat, Refrigerator, Stove, Etc. $2700 413-537-0619 1998 American Star 5th Wheel 34’ Electric Jacks, Large Slide-Out In Living Room/Dinette Area. Queen Bed, Bathroom Tub & Shower Enclosed. 27” Color TV. Excellent Condition $12,000 OBO 508-943-2572 1998 Lance Squire 9800 Truck Camper 1990 Ford 350 Class-C Camper 50k Miles, Twin Beds In Rear. Sleeps 6, Very Good Condition. Roof Air, Furnace, Generator, Fully Self-Contained. With Tow Dolly. Ready To Go $10,900 508-347-3262 Model 35U 40k Miles, Loaded, Many Extras. No Pets/Smoking. Must See! Asking $55,000 508-269-1710 2001 Fleetwood Elkhorn Truck Camper One owner, kept on site, nice camper, includes back ladder, spare tire, awning, electric jack, sleeps 6, lots of storage, huge bathroom, queen bed, 1 large slide-out in living room & dinette area. Pictures on www.breezybendrv.com 18K miles, loaded, no pets/smokers. Two slide outs, tv’s A/C’s & furnaces. Electric awning & levelers, workhorse 8.1L Vortec w/5 speed, lots of extras. Low $90’s. Beautiful Custom Design, 40’ Park Model Trailer. Sliding Glass Door Entrance, Full Bath, 3 Slide-Outs, Sleeps 8 Central Air Winter Insulation Package Paid $47,000 New. $6800 Call Mike (508)949-9174 (508)278-7616 or (508)450-0689 Call (508)885-4727 Camper/RV 2006 Camp Out Truck Cap 2001 Coachhouse 52k Miles, Completely Self-Contained Camper Van. Shower, Toilet, Sink, Stove, Generator, Auxiliary Batteries, and MORE! Gray, 6ft with sliding front window & side windows & locking back window. Used 2 months, brand new. Stored in heated garage. Fits 2005 Ford F-350 Truck Super Cab. $1100. Call Don (508)344-9499 11’ 3” A/C, electric jacks, 3 burner stove/oven, sleeps 5, 30 gallon propane tank, generator ready. Full dry bath, solar panel, 2 awnings, double sinks. Fully equipped, furnished with 10’x35’ attached enclosed room. Heated, A/C, friendly neighbors, large field, family activities, access to new built in pool, inexpensive comfortable living, located in Woodstock CT. Park open April-Oct. $25,000 includes lot. 2009 assessment and the R.E. Tax 2005 Fleetwood PaceArrow 37A Motorhome 2001 “Woodland Park” (like brand new) on beautiful lot in campground can be used for a full 6 months (15 April-15 October every year) Lot paid for until 2097. $48,000 35’ Park Model Trailer Call (508)987-1519 for more details Call (508)892-8861 2002 12x40 Park Model RV Currently On-Site In Park (Woodstock, CT) Furnished, 12’x32’ Screen Porch, Corner Lot, Shed. Park Features: Family Activities, Pool, Inexpensive & Comfortable Living. Park Is Open April-October. $35,000 (Includes Lot) 860-923-2549 352-314-0003 $12,999 Like new, used only a few times. Fits 6’ truck bed. Queen, sleeps 4, all amenities, asking $8,700. Must see! Truck also available. Asking $29,995 OBO 617-524-6220 750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS 33’ Travel Trailer 2006 THULE TRAILER (6’ x 12’ Enclosed) Asking $27,000 MUST SELL! $22,000 (508)729-9177 (508)765-8848 32 Foot 2004 RV On Waterfront Lot Aluminum, Dual Axle, GVW 6000 lbs. Model #C65X12238200, Under 200 Miles. $5250 Mike 860-935-0072 Coleman Niagra Pop-Up Great Condition! Heat, Inside/Outside Stoves, Slide-Out Dinette, Refrigerator, Inside/Outside Shower, Toilet, Lots Of Storage. Sleeps 6-8. Asking $6800 508-248-5620 On 1 1/2 Mile Lake, In Beautiful Resort Campground REDUCED FOR QUICK SALE!!! $34,999 508-989-8165 750 CAMPERS/TRAILERS 760 VANS/TRUCKS Gulfstream B Touring Cruiser 2004 1996 Ford E-250 Truck Cap 3/4 Ton Heavy Duty, Extended Utility Van. For 1999 Dodge Pickup (Short-Bed) $700 obo 508-892-0526 Full Bath, Twin Beds, Slide. Exceptional Unit, 12MPG $32,900 OBO 2007 Scooter By Redstreak 50cc TURBO With Luggage Rack $1050 Call (508)476-9885 Van Motor Home 19 Feet, Has Hot & Cold Water, Full Bath. 16 MPG (City), 19 MPG (Highway). Heater w/Thermostat, Registered & Insured. Appraised At $6,500 $4195 OBO 508-754-2323 Wells, Maine 2005 40’ Breckenridge Park Model Home Enclosed Room Addition, Plus Screen Room & Deck. Double Loft, Sleeps 10. Fully Furnished & Landscaped. Meadow Ledge Resort May-October $70,500 508-278-6123 760 VANS/TRUCKS 1982 Chevy C10 Silverado 350 Motor, Partially Restored. Needs Carburetor. $500 OBO Call Sam 774-318-1121 low miles, runs good, needs some new brake lines. $1000 or best offer. We ser vice most major makes and models Call (508)922-3936 1986 Ford F350 4x4, 97k Miles, 460 4-Speed Transmission. Runs Good, Has Some Rust. Great Farm Truck Or Clunker Trade. $600 OBO 508-234-8186 1989 Chevy 1500 FREE TIRE ROTATION FREE BATTERY TEST See Service Advisor for details. Come in for an Oil & Filter change and receive a FREE tire rotation. Trucks up to F350, excludes dual rear wheel trucks. Offer valid with coupon. Expires 9/30/09 Offer valid with coupon. Expires 9/30/09 Visually inspect and test battery. Hybrid battery test excluded. NO CLUNKERS HERE! Pete Mathieu Just Great Value CALL PETE OR GARY AT 1-800-640-1520 2006 MUSTANG COUPE Cast aluminum wheels, Leather interior, Spoiler, Showroom comdition, 28,000 miles 2009 LINCOLN TOWN CARS Signature Limiteds, Too much equipment to list, Both low miles ONLY 27,988 $ 2006 MILAN PREMIER 2006 LINCOLN ZEPHYRS Choice of 3, Some with moonroof, Chrome wheels, Milealge as low as 15,000 Black/Black leather, Full Power, 5 Speed, Great fuel economy Only $13,988 Call (774)280-2480 1992 GMC Diesel Truck UPS Truck-Style, Aluminum Grumman Body, Shelves. Rebuilt Transmission/Motor, New Fuel Tank, Radiator, Steering Box. Dual Wheels, 11’ Area Behind Seats Excellent Condition 14,100GVWR Call 5pm-8:30pm 508-867-6546 1994 Chevy 3/4 Ton 350 V8, 2WD, excellent condition, 190k miles, new tires, recent brakes and tuneup. $3000. Only 13,988 $ Only $14,988 240k Miles, Recent Sticker & Tires. Needs Exhaust. $900 OBO Call 508-943-3812 Or 508-259-9403 1997 Chevy Tahoe Beautiful Maroon & Grey All Major Parts Replaced, Good Tires, High Miles, Leather. Wife Got Another Car. $2500 Cash Takes It! Runs Strong 508-615-2540 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4 Power everything, 122K miles, looks good, runs good. Rhino spray on bedliner. Asking $4000. Call (508)867-3741 1997 Ford F-250 Diesel 4x4 Dump Truck New Brakes, Rebuilt Transmission, New Tires. Needs Primer On Dump. $8500 OBO 1991 Dodge Dakota Xtra-Cab Pickup New Brakes & Hubs, Needs Electrical Work. $500 OBO 508-347-9865 1998 Nissan Frontier Pickup 4 cylinder auto, bedliner, $4700. Call (508)499-6748 1999 Ford Ranger Extended Cab Pickup V6, 4.0L 131,780 Miles. Recent Tuneup, Tires, Brakes. Runs Well. $3500 (Book Value $6000+) 860-923-1848 2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Wheel Drive, Extended Cab One Owner, Mint Condition. Fully Loaded! Bedliner & Cover, Remote Start, 12 Disc CD, Visors, Steps, Electric Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Full Rear Seat. $9000 obo (508)757-5211 2003 Chevy Venture 1994 Chevy Lumina Van Call Tatyana, (508)949-6082 1994 Ford F150 XLT 4x4 Xtracab Pickup Looks Good, Runs Excellent! V8, PW, PL, Cruise, 5-Speed, Cold A/C. $2,900 OBO 2003 Isuzu NPU 16 ft Box Truck V8 automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes. Runs great, very clean, 10 ft loading ramp. $10,000. Call (774)230-1437 2003 Silverado 2500 HD Crew cab, 6.0, auto, 4x4, grey, loaded, leather, tonneau, chrome step, tow package, excellent condition. Call (978)697-0706 Runs Great! Looks Great! $2100 OBO 2005 Ford F350 860-634-0581 4x4 Crew Cab XLT 4-door King Cab, extra clean. 75,000 miles. 2 WD. $8500.00 firm. Call 508-243-2157 Leather interior, Dual power seats, Fully loaded, Only 20,000 miles 1996 Town & Country LXI Van 75K miles, in very good condition. Asking $6000 or best offer. 2002 FORD F-150 2008 GRAND MARQUIS LS 1996 Isuzu Oasis Mini-van Call (774)272-1192 2003 Honda TRX250 EX ATV Leather interior, Aluminum wheels, Brand new tires, Only 23,000 miles Starting at only $17,988 2007 FUSION SE Short bed Z71 off road. $1500 or best offer. 6 cylinder, 7 seats. Original owner, good brakes and tires. 230,000 miles but still runs great. $800. Call (508)278-0138 ONLY $14,988 Call Mike 508-269-2420 (looks like a Honda Odyssey). Runs great, very clean, everything works. Kelly Blue Book says $4100, but will sell for $3700. Call (508)892-8690 1985 Ford F-600 Box Truck SER VICE • PAR TS • BODY SHOP 75k Miles On Engine, 186k Original Miles. Well Maintained. A/C, Tool Shelves. Great For Floor Coverings! $2100 6.0L V-8 Diesel Excellent Condition Loaded - Including FX4 Package. 58k Miles $27,000 Call 508-885-9371 760 VANS/TRUCKS Truck Cap White Fiberglass, With Sliding Windows, Tinted Glass, Cargo Rack. 4 Years Old, Fits ‘97-’03 F-150 Extended Cab (6’ Bed). Asking $500 508-736-3114 765 HEAVY EQUIPMENT CAT D8H Bulldozer Cable Blade - Power Shift Runs Good $12,000 (860)928-3477 Michigan Payloader & Backhoe Model 75 Snowplow Diesel, Runs Good Also: Gravely Tractor And Parts Call (508)347-7300 767 VEHICLES WANTED $ ROSS RECYCLING We Pay More!! All Scrap Metals, Cars, Trucks Batteries, Copper Wire, Appliances... 64 Tucker Hill Rd. Putnam, CT 06260 860-928-7165 High-top Mini Wheelchair Van Needed In excellent running condition with fully automatic wheel chair lift and closing doors. Please leave message (508)764-2807 Lincoln Town Car Wanted 2002 Or NEWER Chuck Gander 508-335-1153 AUGUST 19, 2009 Aut ☎ TOWN-TO-TOWN CLASSIFIEDS ☎ A STONEBRIDGE PRESS PUBLICATION ☎ 9 motive Ford Keeps Building Improvements Across its Entire Line with New Technology and Safety BY KEITH GRIFFIN There is a certain energy emanating from Ford right now that just isn´t coming from its domestic competitors Chrysler and GM. Things are so bad at Chrysler that it recently cancelled its media preview of its 2010 lineup and Buick is probably the lone line generating excitement at GM right now (what with Pontiac´s upcoming demise and all). Ford recently invited autowriters to its facility in Dearborn, Mich., to preview what is coming up. What stands out most is 45 percent of its lineup is significantly new or freshened for 2010. Ford President of the Americas Mark Field summed up the company´s approach best when he said, ¨There´s no finish line in this business so we know we have to keep working.¨ Among the new cars I got to drive that day on Ford´s test track were the: Ford Taurus, the Fusion Hybrid, the Ford Mustang with racing kit, the Ford Flex with Ecoboost (that I will review in an upcoming column) and the Ford F150 Harley Davidson, which handled pretty well on the track for a pickup. What always perks my interest though isn´t the powerful toys, even though the Mustang was pretty darn exciting, even if I did stall it with one of Ford´s top drivers in the co-pilot´s seat. That´s why when presented with the opportunity I headed straight for the Ford Focus electric vehicle. I had been tipped off to get into that car early, but surprisingly there was little demand for it initially among the other autowriters who were instead drooling over a Shelby GT500 Mustang. Ford is in the midst of developing battery electric vehicles that won´t use any fuel. The plan calls for the introduction in 2011 of a pure battery electric vehicle – using cutting-edge lithium-ion battery technology – as a passenger car in North America. According to Ford, after an overnight charge, it’s ready for a range of more than 80 miles. Ford This Ford Focus is powered to run entirely on battery power. Look for it to debut in 2010 as a 2011 model. and its partner are targeting a range of up to 100 miles when the vehicle is introduced to the retail market. Don´t scoff at that range. It suits most of our driving needs, especially commuters. A lot of us could drive back and forth to work a couple of times without ever having to plug in. Eventually, knowing the mindset of entrepreneurs, there will be quick charging outlets at gas stations all across the country that can charge a car in 15 minutes or less to get you on your way. Currently, the BEV can be charged from either a standard 220-volt or 110-volt power outlet, with respective charge times of 6 or 12 hours. The most impressive thing about the Focus BEV is it drives like every other car on the road. There is nothing that makes you realize you are driving an electric vehicle, except for some regeneration gauges that show you power is being sent to the batteries during braking (as you would see with a hybrid vehicle). Cross traffic alert will go a long way towards reducing parking lot fender benders. Photos courtesy of Ford Safety has always been a big concern of mine and Ford offers two new features: one previously available only on higher-end cars and the other available for the first time ever. I have to talk about the first to explain the second. The Blind Spot Information System (BLIS), as Ford explained, consists of two multiple beam radar modules, one each per rear quarter panel. When the sensors detect an approaching vehicle entering the defined blind spot zone, an indicator alert provides warning to the driver in the corresponding side-view mirror. It´s good technology, but I´ve learned how to set my mirrors properly so I never have a blindspot. The blind spot information system, though, sets up the Cross Traffic Alert uses the existing BLIS radar modules to sense oncoming traffic when slowly backing out of a parking spot. Ford said this industry-exclusive system functions only while the vehicle is in reverse and warns when cross-traffic is detected within three car widths. Unfortunately, it´s not programmed for parallel parking, but it will work great in local shopping malls based on the demonstrations I saw. Ford appears to have adapted the safety belief of Volvo, which is partly owned by Ford: the best accident is one that never happens. These two new pieces of technology, available for the first time on reasonably priced vehicles, will go a long way towards people never having accidents. Even with fairly reasonable fuel prices, Ford is hard at work on fuel efficiency (largely driven in part by government mandate). At the media event, Ford reported that the average fuel economy of its fleet will improve 20 percent through 2010 versus 2005 and its numbers should improve by 35 percent by 2015. At the media presentation, I chided an engineer who earnestly touted a 1 percent improvement in fuel economy. As he chided me back (cor- rectly so), Ford has to start somewhere and a 1 percent improvement is better than nothing. Overall, though, Ford is demonstrating a lot more than 1 percent improvement and the best part is it is all being done without taxpayer bailouts. (Questions about this article and other automotive queries can be emailed to [email protected] All queries will be answered.) 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