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SENTINEL
Volume 99 • Number 2
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Mass. joins push to fight distracted driving Home
By Aimee M. Henderson
Editor, [email protected]
D
istracted driving has
become a significant
problem on American
roadways, and as a result more
than 3,328 people were killed
nationwide in 2012, and approximately 421,000 people were
injured in crashes involving distracted drivers, according to the
latest federal data. These numbers are likely under-reported
because of the difficulty in determining the role distraction plays
in crashes.
In Belchertown, Police Chief
Francis Fox says his department
takes enforcing the distracted
driving laws serious. He says, “If
it’s on the books, we will enforce
it.”
Fox says distracted driving
can come in a number of fashions, not just texting. He said
it encompasses talking on the
phone, texting, using Facebook
or other social media outlets,
checking email, using earphones
or buds while listening to music,
See DRIVING, Page 17
at last
Horse reunited
with owner after
six years
By Kevin Flanders
Turley Correspondent
GRANBY – Tom Curtin never
thought he’d see his horse again,
but through a miraculous series
of events he and Buster have been
reunited after six years apart and
thousands of miles between them.
REMEMBERING RILEY
Uno tourney
benefits child
oncology unit
“Those of us left
watching the trailer
leave the driveway had
tears in our eyes and
joy in our hearts for this
wonderful horse. He
was going home
at last.”
By Kevin Flanders
Turley Correspondent
BELCHERTOWN – Riley
Roman lost his battle to brain cancer in 2012, but his spirit of giving
continues to be carried on by his
mother, who is committed to fulfilling her son’s final wishes.
The We Love Riley Fan Club,
a non-profit organization organized by Andrea Roman in her
son’s memory, will host its second annual Uno Tournament on
Saturday, May 3. Taking place
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks
Lodge in Holyoke, proceeds from
the event will be used to purchase portable video game systems for children on the neurooncology inpatient floor of Boston
See RILEY, Page 28
- VICTORIA HARDESTY,
FALLEN HORSES, INC.
Born at the Oklahoma
Horseshoeing School in 1995,
Buster was entered two years
later into the Heritage Place
Winter Sale for Thoroughbreds
in Oklahoma City. Trainer Jesse
Trotter liked his looks and purchased him for $800, then took
him back to his Oklahoma training facility. Officially named
Thewaytogo in those days, Buster
raced 29 times between April
Turley Publications courtesy of Andrea Roman
Riley Roman plays UNO in the hospital with his grandma.
BCTV upgrades weather station
By Aimee M. Henderson
Editor, [email protected]
BELCHERTOWN – The old
image of a thermometer suction cupped to a window at
the Belchertown Community
Television (BCTV) building, which
was broadcast 24 hours a day on
channel 20, has been upgraded to
a new, more accurate weather system – offering residents current
weather conditions taken directly
from the center of town.
Though the new weather information system went live at the
beginning of the year, Frank
See BUSTER, Page 14
School readies to �Run for Hope’
By Karen Hogan
Turley Correspondent
Lomanno, of BCTV, was still
ironing out the kinks and tweaking the program to be just perfect.
All of that has been figured out
and starting last week the channel
has been finalized and is up and
running.
“It’s gone through a few phases
trying to make it look good for
TV,” said Lomanno. “It was quite
challenging to write (the program)
for TV.”
After considering that the thermometer in the window, acting
as the current weather conditions
reference, was not accurate at all,
GRANBY - On April 26 the
MacDuffie School will host the
third annual Run for Hope. The
5k Charity event is a two-fold
benefit - it brings the local community together while giving
back to the global community.
Proceeds from the day will be
donated in equal parts to the
Red Cross and United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF),
and will provide much needed
assistance to those affected by
See WEATHER, Page 14
See RUN, Page 17
Kitwani
(Kitty)
Carbon,
Maddie
Jung and
Jodecia
Elliot are
members
of the
charity
planning
committee.
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Open seats on
boards, committees
BELCHERTOWN - The Belchertown Board of
Selectmen is looking for citizens interested in sharing their
expertise by serving on a town committee. If you have
time and are interested in getting involved in your town’s
activities, please submit a letter of interest to: Board of
Selectmen, The Finnerty House, One South Main Street,
P.O. Box 670, Belchertown, MA 01007. The town wishes
to fill the following vacancies:
Historic District Commission: The town wishes to fill
the at-large seat on the Historic District Commission. This
commission has regulatory control over new construction,
reconstruction, alterations, movements and demolition of
all exterior architectural features of buildings and structures with the Historic District which are visible from any
public street, public way or public park. Deadline extended: noon on Wednesday, May 7.
Historical Commission: The town wishes to fill two
vacant seats. The commission’s basic goal is the preservation of historic places and is completing an inventory of Belchertown’s historic assets and structures that
are more than 50 years old. Deadline extended: noon on
Wednesday, May 7.
Housing Needs and Assessment Committee: This
committee works with local boards and commissions,
regional planning agencies, housing authorities and the
town’s Community Preservation Committee to establish an
inventory of affordable housing opportunities in the Town
of Belchertown, to assess current and future needs, and
to create an action plan to fulfill those needs. Deadline
extended: noon on Wednesday, May 7.
Mobile Home Rent Control Board – full member seats: This board oversees individual and general rent adjustments, as well as evictions from park
accommodations. Deadline extended: noon on Wednesday,
May 7.
The
Sentinel
Obituary
Policy
Turley Publications
offers two types of
obituaries.
One is a free, brief
Death Notice listing
the name of deceased,
date of death and
funeral date and place.
The other is a Paid
Obituary, costing
$75, which allows
families to publish
extended death notice
information of their
own choice and may
include a photograph.
Death Notices &
Paid Obituaries
should be submitted
through a funeral
home to:
[email protected]
Exceptions will be
made only when the
family provides a death
certificate and must be
pre-paid.
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Hope United Methodist
Church Holy Week
Prepare for the Journey
Saturday, April 12
Stan Langford Mission Ride, 9:30 a.m.: Bring a bag
lunch and ride your motorcycle or your car to the Crosses
in Barre. This will be a Lenten ride to raise funds for missions locally and around the world.
Daily walk with the Lord
Every day
9 to 9:30 a.m.: Go to the church every day in the morning for prayer and communion.
The journey begins
Sunday, April 13
Palm/Passion Sunday, 10 a.m.: Join the choir and children’s processional with palms. Enjoy a light Palm Sunday
luncheon after worship.
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Day of Fasting and Prayer
Monday, April 14
Have a quiet day at home or work meditating on the
events that changed the world.
Holy Land Presentation
Tuesday, April 15
7 p.m.: Watch a slideshow and listen to the testimonies
of the Holy Land Pilgrims.
Lenten Study
Wednesday, April 16
6 p.m.: Prayer gathering
7 p.m.: Discussion of “The Final Words from the Cross”
by Adam Hamilton.
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Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 17
6 p.m.: Agape meal/pot luck supper with Communion.
7 p.m.: Foot washing and stripping of the alter.
8 p.m.: Prayer vigil begins (church sactuary remains
open). People are welcome to sign up for specific hours
during the 24 hour vigil. They may bring their Bibles, a
favorite devotional book, music selections, journal or light
a candle.
Good Friday
Friday, April 18
3 p.m.: Ringing of the bell commemorating Christ’s Life
Prayer Vigil ends.
7 p.m.: Worship – The Passion Story
Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 19
9:30 a.m.: Preparing Easter baskets and delivery the
Lenten food collection to the local pantries.
Easter/The Day of Resurrection
Sunday, April 20
6 a.m.: Ecumenical Sunrise Service at the Quabbin
Reservoir Tower.
10 a.m.: Grand Easter Celebration Worship Service.
Be inspired by uplifting music and the children’s choir.
Experience a renewal of baptism with water from the
Jordan River.
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THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
CSSR PTO Fun Run announces route
PAG E 3
Holy Week services at
St. Francis Church
BELCHERTOWN - Reverend Vernon
Decoteau, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi
Parish in Belchertown, strongly encourages his parishioners to participate in the
following events of Holy Week so that
they may truly know the joy, peace and
happiness that their faith can bring.
The celebration of Palm Sunday will
begin at the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday,
April 12 and continue on Sunday, April
13 at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses.
There will be a children’s Easter Egg
Hunt following the 10:30 a.m. Mass,
sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.
Also on Palm Sunday at 2:30 p.m. several
priests will be available in the church to
celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation
for the entire parish.
On Wednesday, April 16, the Way of
the Cross will be prayed at 6 p.m. followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m.
On Holy Thursday, morning prayer
will be at 8 a.m. in the chapel. The traditional Pot Luck Supper will take place
in the Pine Room beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Everyone is invited to bring a food item
and share this special meal with fellow
May cause traffic delays
BELCHERTOWN – On Saturday, April
12 the Cold Spring Swift River PTO will
hold its annual Fun Run. The race begins
at 10 a.m.
The route begins at the lower lot of
Chestnut Hill Community School. The
race will leave the main entrance - please
cross the street immediately at driveway,
then turn right onto State Street (Route
202/21). Just after the 1km mark, the route
will turn left onto Howard Street, and then
turn right onto Jackson Street (be ready
for this hill). There will be a water station
here sponsored by McCarthy’s Pub. The
runners will go up Jackson Street and turn
right onto Main Street/Route 202 then turn
right onto Maple Street/Route 202/Route
21. To finish the race, runners will turn
left into the main entrance of Swift River
Elementary (long hill but not too steep)
and run behind SRE by the playground,
down the back entrance to CHCS- back to
the finish line!
parishioners. The Mass of the Lord’s
Supper will follow at 7 p.m. in the church,
then adoration will be in the chapel until
10 p.m.
On Good Friday, morning prayer will be
at 8 a.m. in the chapel. A children’s Way
of the Cross will take place in the church at
noon. The traditional service of commemorating the Lord’s Passion, Veneration of
the Cross and communion will take place
at 3 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. High school
students will be bussed to Stockbridge
where they will pray the Way of the Cross
(outside) at the Marian Center.
On Holy Saturday, the great Easter
Vigil will take place at 8 p.m., beginning with the lighting of the Easter fire
outside and the procession of light into
the church. This is the Church’s greatest
liturgy inviting everyone to enter into the
great mystery of faith regarding the death
and resurrection of the Lord.
Easter Sunday, April 20, Masses will be
celebrated at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., and 10:30
a.m. Father Decoteau wishes that the joy
of Easter fill everyone’s hearts with peace
and hope.
Business planning classes at Clapp
BELCHERTOWN – Thinking of starting a business? New business with a slow
start? Are you ready to expand? Learn
what it takes to be your own boss during a business planning class at Clapp
Memorial Library on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. from May 7
through June 4.
Week one will discuss getting started. Week two is geared toward marketing. Week three will look at projecting
income and expenses. Week four will
examine finance options. Week five will
put together the plan.
The cost for the classes is $99, with
financial assistance available. Pre-register by calling the Quaboag Valley
Community Development Corporation
(QVCDC) at 413-967-3001. Space is limited and deadline to register is April 28.
Refreshments will be provided. Visit the
QVCDC online at www.QVCDC.com.
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THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
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The Sentinel made it all the way to Jerusalem on a trip with (tour guide) Deeb Dides, Debbie
Ewing, Alice Collins, Gail Pisacane, Jean Chronis-Kuhn, Fay Flanary and (holding The Sentinel)
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Clapp celebrates �Week of the Young Child’
with performers Bates and Tincknell
BELCHERTOWN - The Clapp
Memorial Library will celebrate The
Week of the Young Child™ by presenting Parents’ Choice Award winning performers Davis Bates and
Roger Tincknell in a participatory
program of stories and songs for all
ages titled “This Land is Your Land:
A Song & Story Celebration” on
Wednesday, April 16 starting at 10
a.m.
This concert will include history
ballads, regional nonsense songs, just
so stories, family stories and more.
Hear how the bear missed the train,
how coyote got his howl, and how
foam got to be in the ocean, and be
prepared to sing, move and dance,
especially to the closing song, Woody
Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land.”
There will even be a short lesson on
how to play the musical spoons and
an appearance by a dancing wooden
dog named Bingo.
Bates and Tincknell have more than
seven decades of combined experience
performing for families in community settings throughout the northeast.
They are known both for their strong
vocal harmonies and for their warm
and participatory performing style.
Their concerts engage audiences in
a profoundly educational and enjoyable folk arts experience. Pete Seeger
has called Bates “thoughtful, creative,
human, and a fantastic storyteller.” His
traditional style of telling is a refreshing change from video’s and passive
televised entertainment, empowering and encouraging audiences of all
ages to join in the fun, and to take
the stories home with them to share
with others. His storytelling cassette,
Family Stories, won a Parents Choice
Gold Award, and was recently named
on of the year’s best audio recording
by Booklist magazine.
Tincknell is an accomplished musician, singer and songwriter, whose
concerts include a wide variety of
guitar styles, as well as banjo, mandolin, bazouki, harmonica and piano
playing. His repertoire ranges from
repertoire ranges from sensitive love
songs ballads to fiddle tunes, country and swing songs, blues, and show
stopping yodeling. Roger also won
Parents Choice honor awards for his
album of environmental songs, titled
“Earth Rhythms,” and his multicultural release, Carnivalito.
This Land is Your Land: A Song
& Story Celebration is appropriate
to all ages, and will take place at the
Old Town Hall in Belchertown on
Wednesday, April 16 starting at 10
a.m. For more information call 413323-0417. Be sure not to miss this
wonderful family oriented entertainment event. This program is funded, in
part, by a grant from the Belchertown
Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural
Council, and by the Friends of the
Clapp Memorial Library.
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TRASH COLLECTION
The Town of Belchertown, Department of Public Works will be
providing town recyclable trash bags to anyone wishing to collect
curbside trash on Earth Day, Tuesday April 22, 2014. Trash bags
may be obtained at the DPW, 290 Jackson Street, Highway Garage
location, April 16-18, 2014. All trash collected must be brought to
the Transfer Station for disposal by Wednesday, April 23, 2014 or
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THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
PUBLIC SAFETY
BELCHERTOWN
GRANBY
The Belchertown Police Department
responded to 208 calls during the week of
March 31 – April 6. The department made
one arrest. Those arrested appear in court at
a future date and are innocent until proven
guilty.
The Granby Police Department responded to 141 calls during the week of March
28 – April 3. The department made one
arrest. Those arrested appear in court at a
future date and are innocent until proven
guilty.
ARREST
Sunday, April 6
6:40 p.m. – Anthony M. Bondi, 28, of
23 Wilder Road, Shrewsbury, was arrested
for operating under the influence of drugs
(second offense).
ARREST
Monday, March 31
9:39 p.m. – Daniel Lavoie, 32, of 51
Hamilton St., Holyoke, was arrested for
assault and battery (domestic) and assault
with dangerous weapon – to wit a knife.
INCIDENTS
Monday, March 31
7:38 a.m. – Assist fire/EMS on Plaza
Avenue.
9:14 a.m. – Assist citizen on Federal
Street.
12:03 p.m. – Larceny over $250 and
identity fraud on Warren Wright Road.
3:14 p.m. – Attempted suicide.
9:04 p.m. – Possession of marijuana.
INCIDENTS
Friday, March 28
11 p.m. - Caller requesting an ambulance
at this location. Her husband was bitten by
their dog, a border collie, and he is bleeding from his hands and/or arms. Dog is
contained in a room with the door closed.
Tuesday, April 1
5:53 p.m. – Destruction of property less
than $250, malicious.
Thursday, April 3
2:14 p.m. – Assist citizen on Sargent
Street.
5:01 p.m. – Found property on Chestnut
Drive.
Friday, April 4
12:51 p.m. – Assault and battery on
Aldrich Street.
4:08 p.m. – Leaving the scene of property damage on George Hannum.
Saturday, April 5
9:17 a.m. – Larceny from building.
Saturday, March 29
10:51 a.m. - Party in station to report that
she was hit in the parking lot of the Granby
Library.
11:50 a.m. - Caller reports that he and his
wife are having an argument.
6:01 p.m. - Caller reports a female who
appears to be having some sort of difficulty
(stumbling across the road and then laying
down on the ground). She headed behind
the church across from the old library.
Sunday, March 30
10:10 a.m. - Listed party in station to
turn in an unwanted hand gun.
Monday, March 31
7:07 a.m. - Calling party states there is a
car off the road at the intersection of New
Ludlow Road and East Street. G-7 responding. G-6 responded to this location found
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vehicle off road. Duty hook was called and
responding to this location.
7:18 a.m. - Calling party states there
is accident on the South Hadley side of
Amherst Road. Calling called back and
stated the power is also out at this location.
Vehicle struck SHIELD pole 19 which disconnected the fuse. SHIELD was contacted
and came out to reset the fuse. There was
no damage to the pole.
7:52 a.m. - Highway 105 states there is a
van off the road in front of 47 Burnett.
11:05 a.m. - In station to drop off paperwork for identity theft.
2:35 p.m. - Caller wanted to speak with
an officer about the calls police responded
to this weekend.
4:08 p.m. - Party in station to report
someone attempting to open credit cards in
her name.
9:27 p.m. - Caller stated that he needs
police for two people fighting. Could hear
female and male party arguing in the back
round with female claiming that the male
party chocked her. Units sent.
Tuesday, April 1
7:34 a.m. - Caller stated that a vehicle
went off the road at the end of Morgan
Street and went through two fences onto
the base. He did not want us to respond he
was just letting us know. G7 checked the
area.
8:09 a.m. - Motor vehicle accident in
front of her house on North Street.
Wednesday, April 2
5:46 a.m. - Caller states that he heard a
bang outside and there is a vehicle in the
road outside his house on Taylor Street.
The operator of the vehicle called stating
that she hit either a large dog or a small
deer. She was unsure because it happened
so fast. The vehicle was drivable and she is
on her way. The animal was a dog, which
PAG E 5
Firearms safety
course offered
CHICOPEE – A basic firearms
safety course will be held Saturday,
April 26 at the Knights of Columbus,
460 Granby Road, Chicopee. Class
is from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. The
cost is $85 per person which includes
light refreshments and lunch. This
class is a prerequisite for those wishing to apply for a license to carry or
FID card. Class size is limited. First
come, first serve. Last date to reserve
a spot is April 18. Please contact the
course instructor, Kevin Joslyn at
543-3505.
NYC bus postponed
BELCHERTOWN - Old Man
Winter’s grip on everyone’s thoughts
has caused St. Francis Pack 507 Cub
Scouts to postpone its April 26 NYC
bus trip. With a low show of interest,
Cubmaster Gloria will reschedule the
fundraiser for mid-October. Money
will be refunded to all who did send
checks. Thank you for your support
and hopefully we’ll see you on the
bus come autumn. You may contact
Cubmaster Gloria at 323-0966.
belonged to another residence on Taylor
Street. The dog is deceased and the owners
will take care of it.
Thursday, April 3
7:32 a.m. - Multiple calls received for a
motorcycle accident in the area of Lyman
Street and Route 202. A1 has been toned.
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THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
OPINION
Editorial
Celebrating the
young children
I
t’s long been said that children are like sponges
– absorbing the information that surrounds them on
a daily, even hourly, basis. And, in more recent years
the odd adage of “children are better seen than heard”
has been thrown out the window. In fact, there have been
plenty of studies done in the past decade or so to show
that early education with young children is extremely
important.
According to Stand for Children, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit leadership development and training organization,
“a child’s earliest years are absolutely critical for building the foundation needed for success in school, work,
and life.” Stand for Children says that high-quality early
childhood education can equip a child with the knowledge and skills he or she will need to do well in school
and eventually go on to holding higher-paying jobs and
even contribute more to our nation’s economy.
Massachusetts has been a leader in the early education; becoming one of the first states to recognize the
importance of early education when in 2005 it established the first independent, comprehensive department
to focus on early childhood learning and care.
On average more than 50,000 children receive early
education programming each year through state funding,
but limited funding and a freeze on child care subsidies
for the past two years has caused the waitlist to grow to
nearly 43,000 children, according to Stand for Children.
Preschool seats are empty while children are left without
affordable options.
To reduce the waitlist, Massachusetts must adequately
fund the subsidy program. Gov. Deval Patrick’s $15 million increase in the FY2015 budget recognizes the need
to fund early childhood education, but more is needed to
serve the 43,000 children denied access.
This week, April 6-12, was named Week of the Young
Childв„ў by the National Association for the Education
of Young Children (NAEYC), the world’s largest early
childhood education association, with nearly 80,000
members and a network of more than 300 local, state,
and regional affiliates.
Since 1971 the NAEYC has celebrated the Week of
the Young Child™, focusing the public’s attention on the
needs of young children and their families, and as a way
to recognize the early childhood programs and services
that meet those needs. Week of the Young Childв„ў also
recognizes that the early childhood years (birth through
age 8) lay the foundation for children’s success in school
and later life.
“Today we know more than ever before about the
importance of children’s earliest years in shaping their
learning and development. Yet, never before have the
needs of young children and their families been more
pressing,” says the NAEYC website.
During this week, the Week of the Young Childв„ў,
take extra time to recognize that children’s opportunities
are our responsibilities as adults and parents. Recommit
yourself to ensure that each and every child experiences
the type of early environment, whether at home, at childcare, at school, or in the community, that will promote
their early learning.
The Clapp Memorial Library will celebrate the Week
of the Young Child™ by presenting Parents’ Choice
Award winning performers Davis Bates and Roger
Tincknell in a participatory program of stories and
songs titled “This Land is Your Land: A Song & Story
Celebration” on Wednesday, April 16 starting at 10 a.m.
This Land is Your Land: A Song & Story Celebration
is appropriate to all ages, and will take place at the Old
Town Hall in Belchertown. For more information call
413-323-0417
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Letters
Vote Knapp and Vacchi
for school committee
To the Editor:
My name is Eric Weiss, I am a resident of Belchertown
and a former member of the Belchertown School
Committee. I am writing this letter to support the candidacies of Mike Knapp and David Vacchi for the
Belchertown School Committee. I have found them both
to be honest, thoughtful people who would be a benefit
to the Belchertown School Committee and the Town of
Belchertown.
They each understand that the role of a School
Committee member is not to be issue driven, but to look
at the entire picture and evaluate how the decision being
made will impact the school district and the students we
are educating. A Belchertown School Committee member’s
goals should always be to put the needs of the students
and district first while also balancing the complexities of
issues such as curriculum development, budget evaluation,
Common Core and Education Reform.
I believe the town was quite fortunate last spring when
Mike Knapp was able to step up to the one-year appointment to the seat I was leaving. Mike Knapp has already
demonstrated he is a capable school committee member
Where Is It?
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Week
E
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section. The feature photo could be of a local building, item, sign
place, or landmark. Readers are asked to pick their brains to figure
out where it is or even what it is. Check here each week to test your
knowledge of the area where we live and work.
The answer to this week’s “Where Is It?” will run in next week’s edition,
along with a new trivia photo for you to consider.
Last
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Last week’s photo was of
a mile marker at the corner of Federal Street and
George Hannum. Join
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who will get things done in a fair and reasonable manner.
I have also known David Vacchi for a number of years; he
is a veteran and an educator who is earning his doctorate at
UMASS. His skill set would be an excellent addition to the
Belchertown School Committee.
This is an important election for the Belchertown School
Committee. Sending Mike Knapp back for a full term,
while also adding David Vacchi, will keep the Belchertown
School Committee on a positive path for the future. If you
were willing to vote for me in the past I urge you to cast
your vote for Mike Knapp and David Vacchi on Monday,
May 19.
Thank you for your time,
Eric Weiss
Belchertown, MA
Congratulations Quinn and Jordan
To the Editor:
I send my congratulations to Jordan Gamache and Quinn
Roche for their lovely writings. Keep it up girls!
Sincerely,
Gloria Cartelli
Belchertown, MA
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PAG E 7
EDUCATION
BHS announces honor roll
BELCHERTOWN – Belchertown High
School has released its second quarter
honor roll. Below are the students who
were listed.
GRADE 12
High Honors: Helen Austin, Candyce Avery,
Emily Barrett, Chelsea Beaulieu, Tiffani Beeman,
Lewis Berger, Christine Bertone, Brittany Bird,
Jake Burke, Lauren Chrabascz, Allison Daly,
Christina Delude, Kendra Desroches, Jillian
Dicken, Jenna Dulchinos, Danielle Fretwell,
Allyssa Gagne, Cassandra Hancock, Erica Kamins,
Elizabeth LaCroix, Samantha LaCroix, Drew
Lindholm, Hannah Lussier, Kyla Madden, Brianna
Melanson, Vornia Mikhail Gobrial, Matthew Mitera,
Claire Nauman, Liam O’Brien, Kiana Shakeraneh,
Caitlin Sullivan, Bryanna Veroneau, Chulabhaya
Wijesundara, Jacob Willemain
Honors: Carrie Aberdale, John Aniolowski,
Lindsey Burkey, Emily Burns, Jillian Cavanaugh,
Marc Chmura, Erin Collins, Brandon Dester, Geena
DeTorrice, Erica DiCristoforo, Mary Dohrmann,
Uriah Ducharme, Erinne Dull, Benjamin Follett,
Laura Freeman, Crystal Goodrow, Savana
Gutierrez, Meagan Guzik, Aisling Hannah, Joel
Haver, James Izatt, Brooke Kulik, Patrick McCarthy,
Michael McKenzie, Cameron Messier, Brittany
Moreau, Aidan Mulligan, Kara Nietupski, Gabriel
Norwood, Michael Nowak, Aidan O’Brien, Jennifer
Ollari Barry, Urvi Patel, Hanna Payen, Hailey Roule,
William Schmidt, Samuel Scudere-Weiss, Abigail
Smith, Ethan Smith, Jacqueline Soucia, John
Stinson, Anna Teixeira, Miranda Twining, Jordan
Vigneault, William Welch
GRADE 11
High Honors: Elizabeth Amato, Brionna
Beaudry, Leanna Bonafini, Joseph Brozek, Kelsey
Fenn, Hannah Flink, Audrey Gladu, Shannon
Hunter, Richard Kim, Andrew LaMontagne, Kannah
Landford, Alice Langlois, Kate Lassiter, Allison
Laughner, Sienna Nielsen, Christina Pellerin,
Kristen Pietras, Jason Robinson, Kathleen Royal,
Ryan Stinson, Mackenzie Yelle, Jessica Zalucki
Honors: Jonathan Abood, Emily Alibozek, Lynn
Barszcz, Britnay Beaudry, Fiona Bernardin, Bailey
Boudreau, Jennifer Cox, Michael DeBarge, Vanesse
Della Torre, Matthew Delude, Kaylie DuBois,
Levi Duprey, Meaghan Foley, Samuel Frasier,
Kyle Fuller, Kyle Gadoury, Jacob Girard, Erika
Graves, Isabelle Griffin, Brooke Griswold, Zachary
Jones, Jason Krasinkiewicz, Cole Lamont, John
LeBrun, Stephanie Lehouillier, Trent Lenkarski,
Julia Maloof, Kristin Miller-Nelson, Gina Palazzo,
Madison Pirrone, Noa Pisani, Danielle Racicot,
Lucas Reed, Cayla Reed-Coates, Kevin Reidy,
Samantha Runshaw, Krysta Sbriscia, Kelsey Shea,
Tea Spellacy, Alaina Swift, Jaclyn Symiakakis,
Nathan Vitale, Ryan Walsh, Emily Woodford, Sage
Workman
GRADE 10
High Honors: Kate Bowers, Sylvia Braster,
Franziska Bright, Emma Burke, Emma Cyr,
Samuel Dixon, Rebecca Dolgas, Erin Finn, Jordan
Gamache, Dylan Gillen, Angela Grabazs, Madeleine
Hamparian, Gabrielle Hardyn, Jordan Henault,
Emma Jopson, Harrison Korzenowski, Megan
Lalumiere, Bridget McKelvey, Madison Newman,
Holbrook O’Neill, Avery Orr, Kailey Pacheco, Alexis
Ryan, Robert Sterling, Kelli Stockwell
Honors: Tatyana Almore, Christian Assimus,
Elena Baker, Suzanne Black, Samantha Bodde,
Tyler Bradshaw, Molly Brower, Spencer Caron,
Michael Chrzanowski, Mikaela Cormier, Cameron
Denis, Michelle Dominque, Dylan Dupont, Jackson
Dziel, Andrew Endress, Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick, Sarah
Fournier, Kirsten Goff, Marion Graves, Jillian
Gummeson, Anthony Hosmer, Gina Jacobsen,
Jacqueline Johnson, Jack Kamins, Holly Karrasch,
Ryan Kearney, Jordan Kruse, Lindsey Kuhn,
Haley Leland, Kylie Lounder, Riley Lynch, Natalie
Martinez, Shayne McConnell, Summer Mclaughlin,
Jack Medina, Zoe Naglieri-Prescod, Anders
Nielsen, Brenden Normand, Kevin Ouimette,
Margaret Patel, Hannah Pease, Bryan Perlak,
Cassidy Petersen, Dominick Poleri, Jacob Potter,
Elizabeth Rice, Abigail Robinson, Tatyana Ryan,
Nicholas Sarna, Nicholas Stratton, Felicia Verville,
Alec Walker
GRADE 9
High Honors: Melanie Alibozek, Meghan
Bernard, Jenna Blain, Mikaela Bowler, Jenna
Brown, Rebecca Brozek, Madison Caldwell,
Maximilian Carter, Mi Choi, Hi Chul Chung,
Alexis Cole, Matthew Davidsohn, Lauren Delude,
Gillian Follett, Hypatia Forest, Irene Gao, Haili
Giglietti, Moira Griffin, Sidney Kim, Joshua
Lariviere, Elizabeth Lobik, Allison Lukas, Wesley
Lupa, Kristen McNamara, Lauryn Parent, Ateena
Pratt, Jenna Richards, Joevonnee Rodriguez,
Alison Rogalewski, Nathan Rothwell, Marissa
Shaw, Gabriella Stone, Jonathan Vinagre, Casey
Waskiewicz, Katelyn White, Sabrina Wieczorek,
Sarah Woodford, Cameron Wright, Abeiku Yankson
Honors: Kelly Baird, Mitchell Bolton, Justin
Bourque, Taylor Breveleri, Alexa Brown, Kristina
Bullock, Adriana Czarniecki, Clayton Daskam,
Margaret Dull, Andrew Duquette, Sinead
Fitzpatrick, Kailee Freitas, Ariana Gagnon, Kyle
Greene, Briana Gutierrez, Kayla Henry, Ashley
Herrick, Alexandra Hoffman, Quinn Kenneally,
Sierra Kenney, Dagmara Krotki, Alexis Krull,
Rianna Lafleche, Cassaundra Lagimoniere,
Raymond Langevin, Dennis Lelic, Maelia Lip,
Kimberly Majerowski, Stephanie Martin, Maxwell
Mathurin, Gabrielle McCormack, Cara McKenzie,
Alec Morgado, Samantha Opalenik, Airani Patel,
Jillian Paterwic, Jordyn Paul, Isabella Pelissier,
Douglas Quinn, Jenna-Nicole Richard, Natalya
Siniscalchi, Brenna Skaza, Sharyden Spears,
Katherine Stinson, Hannah Sugrue, Kirsten Tabb,
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Parent Advisory Council holding meeting
BELCHERTOWN - The Belchertown
Special Education Parent Advisory
Council is holding its monthly meeting
this Wednesday, April 9 at 6 p.m. in the
Chestnut Hill Community School library.
Presenters from the Federation for Children
with Special Needs will provide a workshop titled “An IEP for My Child.”
This workshop will inform parents, caregivers, teachers, and staff about the purpose
and expectations of each section of the IEP
and how to create one that best suits the
needs of the individual student. It is highly
suggested that anyone attending bring a
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during the evening. After the presentation
is complete, volunteers from the Federation
will be available to meet with anyone interested to review IEPs, give advice, and make
comments or answer questions specific to
that plan. This workshop is available to
parents and caregivers of children of all
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Students learn about snack facts
By Aimee M. Henderson
Editor, [email protected]
BELCHERTOWN – Kindergarteners at Cold Spring School
were seeing green, yellow and red last week when puppeteer
Nicol Wander visited the school to teach them the truth about
their snacks through a special show called “Know your Facts
about your Snacks.”
The nutritional puppetry program, geared toward kindergarteners through third graders, was funded this time
around through a Cultural Council grant. It teaches students to eat snacks based on a traffic light concept. For
healthy snacks it’s a green light – meaning eat as much as
you want. For snacks and foods having some nutritional
value, it’s a yellow light – meaning go slow when eating
them. And for unhealthy snacks, it’s a red light – signaling to stop eating them.
Using puppets like Bob Broccoli and Cleo Carrot, Wander
teaches students about nutrition labels and ingredients. She
tells them be “label detectives” and read about what is in the
food before eating it. She says it there are long confusing or
strange words, it’s probably a red label.
Matt Grillo, member of the Belchertown Cultural Council,
was at the performance and says it was a really good fit to the
school’s nutrition program, making it a good choice as a grant
recipient.
“Kids are very receptive to things that are presented this
way,” said Grillo. “There are a limited amount of venues for
performing arts here in town, especially for young kids, and
we want to fund events for everyone.”
Grillo said having the program at the school also guarantees
a big audience – reaching all the kindergarteners in town.
Wander uses hand crafted puppets and musical rhyming lyrics to tell the story of three hungry bunnies seeking
strong bunny bodies. Each bunny chooses snack options
from a snack cart. When a non-grow food choice is made, a
hungry wolf appears. Bobby Broccoli and Cleo Carrot save
each bunny by using their nutritional phytonutrients (fighto-nutrients). The performance finale is an Otter puppet that
promotes drinking water as a thirst quencher by singing “You
Know You Otter Drink Lots of Water.”
For more information about Wander’s program call 978544-7887. The cost of the program is $400.
Turley Publications photo by Aimee M. Henderson
Avery Kay and Alex Longridge help out during
the puppet show “Know your Facts about your
Snacks.”
Classroom calendar
Belchertown Public Schools Lunch Menu
COLD SPRING AND
SWIFT RIVER SCHOOLS
Grab & Go options – Monday: cereal,
juice, cheese stick, whole grain snacks,
low fat yogurt. Tuesday: bagel with cream
cheese, jelly, low fat yogurt, cheese stick.
Wednesday: yogurt parfait, whole grain
snacks. Thursday: turkey breast and cheese
sandwich, whole grain snacks, juice. Friday:
cereal, cheese sticks, yogurt, juice, whole
grain snacks.
Monday, April 14: Whole grain stuffed
crust pizza, broccoli, carrots, All Sports
Bites, pears, milk
Tuesday, April 15: Popcorn chicken, roasted potatoes, whole wheat roll, green beans,
sweet potato, peaches in a cloud, milk
Wednesday, April 16: Taco salad, salsa,
sour cream, brown rice, corn, pineapple
chunks, milk
Thursday, April 17: Stick day! Ham stick,
cheese sticks, pretzel sticks, vegetarian
baked beans, carrot sticks, celery sticks,
fresh fruit on a stick, applesauce, milk
Friday, April 18: No school
CHESTNUT HILL COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Other options for lunch include cereal
bowl, juice, cheese stick and yogurt OR
garden salad with croutons, cheese stick
and yogurt.
Monday, April 14: Popcorn chicken,
macaroni and cheese, wheat breadstick,
broccoli, carrots, peaches, milk or cook’s
choice
Tuesday, April 15: Soft or hard tacos or
cheese quesadillas with rice, salsa, sour
cream, corn, pineapple chunks, milk
Wednesday, April 16: Pancakes, sausage,
syrup or turkey breast and cheese on wheat
wrap, lettuce and tomato, hash brown with
green beans, cucumbers, orange wedges,
yogurt lowfat, milk
Thursday, April 17: Sal’s fresh wheat
pizza or yogurt parfait with Caesar salad,
Goldfish cookies, hummus with baby carrots
and celery, applesauce, milk
Friday, April 18: No school
JABISH BROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lunch meals include salad meal or daily
choice.
Monday, April 14: Pancakes, syrup or
scrambled eggs, small whole grain bagel,
cream cheese with hash brown, sausage,
carrots, green beans, yogurt lowfat, mixed
fruit, milk
Tuesday, April 15: Buffalo chicken,
mashed potato, sweet potato, Caesar salad,
wheat roll, fresh fruit, peaches, milk or
cook’s choice
Wednesday, April 16: Sal’s fresh wheat
pizza or yogurt parfait, pretzel sticks with
cucumbers, hummus with baby carrots and
celery, fresh fruit, school baked cookie,
applesauce, milk
Thursday, April 17: Chicken fajitas or taco
salad with lettuce and tomato, salsa, sour
cream, brown rice with steamed vegetables,
corn, pineapple chunks, fresh fruit, milk
Friday, April 18: No school
BELCHERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Salads are made everyday. Fresh fruit
available everyday.
Monday, April 14: Shepherd’s pie or popcorn chicken, mashed potato with wheat
breadstick, green beans, vegetarian baked
beans, fresh fruit, apple crisp, milk
Tuesday, April 15: Scrambled eggs, pancakes, syrup, sausage, hash brown, broccoli, cup of strawberries, fresh fruit, milk or
taco bar
Wednesday, April 16: Buffalo chicken,
seasoned brown rice with vegetables,
Caesar salad, school baked cookie, fresh
fruit, pears, milk or pasta bar
Thursday, April 17: Turkey with gravy,
mashed potato, stuffing, sweet potato, cranberry sauce, mixed vegetables, fruit sorbet,
fresh fruit, milk
Friday, April 18: No school
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Friday, April 11
CHCS, Banking Day
BMS, School Dance sponsored by JBMS Student Council,
grades 7-8 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., gymnasium
CHCS/BHS, Third term report cards mailed home
BHS, Day of Silence
BHS, Sophomore banquet, Ludlow Country Club, 6:30 to
10:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 12
BHS, “Stars at Symphony Hall” gold medal recipients at
MICCA – Boston Symphony Hall
Monday, April 14
SRE, Grade 3 Sturbridge Village rotation, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15
CSS, School Council meeting, 3:30 to 5 p.m., principals
office
SRE, Grade 3 Sturbridge Village rotation, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
CHCS, Light it up Purple for Military families
Wednesday, April 16
SRE, Grade 2 (A-Side) Math Night for Parents, SRE library, 6
to 8 p.m.
SRE, Grade 3 Sturbridge Village Field Trip, 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 17
SRE, School Council Meeting, Principal’s Office at 3:30 p.m.
CSS – Cold Spring School
SRE – Swift River Elementary School
CHCS – Chestnut Hill Community School
JBMS – Jabish Brook Middle School
BHS – Belchertown High School
Introducing Our Community’s Newest
PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN
“I’m Here to Help.”
Wing Memorial Hospital and
Medical Centers welcomesWing Memorial Hospi
Primary Care Physician John
Paul Krueger,
MD
welcomes
Pediatricia
to our medical center in Belchertown.
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Office Hours
Now Accepting
New Patients
Monday-Wednesday: 8:30 am-6:30 pm
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Krueger,
call (413) 323-5118
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Welcome To GRANBY
Free parenting workshop at library
GRANBY – Parents face a variety of
challenges and seeing their way through
these challenges can prove equally as difficult. Take advantage of a three-session
parenting series and gain a new perspective
from other parents who face similar struggles and walk away feeling empowered!
The program will take place on
Thursdays, April 17, May 1 and May
15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Granby
Public Library. There will be free dinner and free childcare. Participants must
commit to all three sessions.
Pre-registration required by April 10
with 20 participants needed to proceed
with series.
Topics for discussion include: positive
relationships between children and teacher; dealing with drama; changing course
when something isn’t working; power
struggles between parents and children;
parenting children to be productive members of society; teaching children to deal
with their feelings; what do you need help
with that might be hard to admit…and
more. Target age group is 0-8.
Dinners planned are ziti with salad and
roll; chicken parm with salad and roll;
taco bar – all include a dessert and beverage! Childcare includes certified teachers.
Children should wear their pajamas. They
will have a story time and activity!
Please call Julie at 413-536-7321 and
secure your space.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
GRANBY - On Saturday, April 12 the
Granby American Legion Unit #266 will
host a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
The event will be held at the American
Legion, on Pleasant Street in Granby.
Tickets are $5 per person and children
under 5 eat free. Breakfast will be served
from 8 to 11 a.m. There will be games
and prizes as well as a 50/50 raffle.
Attendees may have pictures taken with
the Easter Bunny for $3 each. All money
raised goes toward helping our veterans
and their children. If you have any questions or to purchase tickets, please contact Lois Pare’ at 467-9254 or Lorraine
at 534-0663. Please come and have fun
and a good meal, while supporting our
veterans!
Upcoming Friends of Granby Elderly trips
GRANBY - The following is a list
of the upcoming trips sponsored by the
Friends of Granby Elderly. Seats are
booked on a first come first served basis,
so if interested, respond quickly.
The first trip is on May 14 to the
Newport Playhouse, in RI. They will see
“My Husband’s Wildest Desires (Almost
Drove Me Mad!).” Also included area
buffet lunch and a cabaret show. The price
for this trip is $89. The bus will leave the
Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) Church
at 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately
6:30 p.m.
The second trip on Aug. 5 is to
Tanglewood, for the Tanglewood on
Parade performance, which includes the
Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston
Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Music
Center Orchestra, and fireworks. The
cost is $55. The bus will pick up at the
Granby COA (10 West State St.) at 6 p.m.
and return around midnight.
The third trip is on Oct. 28 to AquaTurf,
in Conn. for the Las Vegas/Atlantic City
Show. Impersonator’s Mark Verselli
and Holly Faris will showcase legendary
characters such as: Johnny Mathis, Julio
Iglesias, Bette Midler, and Tina Turner.
A lunch will be served. The cost for this
trip is $69. The bus will leave the IHM
Church at 9 a.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m.
If interested in attending any of these
trips, please contact Nancy at 467-9323
or Lois Pare’ at 467-9254. Once you
call and reserve your seats, you can make
checks out to Friends of Granby Elderly
or FOGE, and mail them to Friends of
Granby Elderly, P.O. Box 921, Granby,
MA 01033. Remember, book early, as
seats are already filling!
Immaculate Heart of Mary plans trips
Immaculate Heart of Mary Granby
presents Cape Cod Canal Centennial trip.
Enjoy the beauty of the Cape Cod Canals
while celebrating its 100th birthday on
Wednesday, July 23. For $96 per person
the trip also includes lunch at Salerno’s in
Onset. Call Marilyn at 413-467-9821 or
Gert at 322-3225 to reserve your seats.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Granby
presents Penn Dutch Country - Moses Amish Farmlands trip. Enjoy a three-day
unforgettable trip to Penn Dutch Country
and beyond, for $489 double occupancy. Call Marilyn at 467-9821 or Gert at
413-322-3225 to reserve your seats or for
more information.
TIGON MARTIAL ARTS
4 Stadler St. • Belchertown, MA (behind Checkers)
FREE Adult Intro Lesson
Tuesday, April 15, 7:15-8:15pm
Thursday, April 17, 6:30-7:30pm
Don’t Miss This Great Opportunity!
Enroll in regular classes during these times
and you’ll not only become part of a Great
Community which will help you reach outstanding
Self-Defense and Fitness Goals, but you’ll also
receive a FREE Uniform ($35 value).
Call today
to reserve
a space!
413-323-0291
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Granby Free Public Library is offering one last chance to dedicate a brick on
the Pathway of Knowledge.
Dedicate a brick campaign last call
GRANBY – The Granby Free Public
Library is offering a final chance to participate in the Dedicate a Brick Campaign at the
library for its Pathway of Knowledge. Help
create the pathway to knowledge, adventure
and fun at the new Granby library.
A brick can be bought in honor of a
loved one, as a birthday gift, as a thank you
for a favorite teacher, in memory of a pet,
or to secure your place in history.
Dedication bricks will line the pathway
into the new Granby Free Public Library.
The deadline to order bricks during this
last call is April 30. Proceeds will benefit
the Granby Free Public Library’s Capital
Needs Fund.
Historical association planning annual meeting
GRANBY – The Granby Historical
Association is planning its annual meeting for Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. at 12
Common St., Granby. There will be a treasurer report and minutes of the last annual
meeting. Officers will be elected for president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.
If interested in filling one of these positions or voting, you have to be present at the
meeting and be a member to vote. There is a
volunteer list. The more members and volunteers we have the more events we can do.
At 3 p.m. there will be a guest speaker: Ed
Parker. There will be refreshments served.
Lions holding pancake breakfast
GRANBY - The Granby Lions Club
Spring Pancake Breakfast will be held on
Saturday, April 12 from 7 to 11 a.m. in the
Church of Christ Parish Hall in Granby
Center. The menu consists of pancakes,
sausage, orange juice, and coffee. The
ticket price is $5 and can be purchased at
the door. The proceeds from this breakfast
will be going to support the Granby Lions
Community Outreach requests.
The Lions District 33Y Eyemobile will
also be present in the parking lot at the
church. This specially equipped mobile unit
and our Lion volunteers provide free health
screenings for vision, glaucoma, hearing,
diabetes, and blood pressure.
Easter Bunny at North Brookfield Bank
BELCHERTOWN – Spring has finally
arrived and so has the Easter Bunny. On
April 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. the Easter
Bunny be at the North Brookfield Savings
Bank in Belchertown.
Visitors can enjoy fun activities, prizes, light refreshments and, of course,
photos with the Easter Bunny. Bring the
whole family and your camera to North
Brookfield Savings Bank!
TOWN-OWNED PROPERTIES SET FOR AUCTION
April 2, 2014 – With the arrival of spring finally upon us, the Town of Granby will hold a Public Auction of
properties acquired by tax title foreclosure. The portfolio for this auction includes twenty-seven (27) properties and is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014. Registration begins at 9:00 A.M. and the Auction
will begin promptly at 10:00 A.M. The ballroom-style Auction will be conducted at Granby Town Hall,
located at 10B West State Street, Granby, MA.
Additional information regarding the twenty-seven (27) town-owned properties to be auctioned can be found
in the attached list. An open house for 19 North Street will be conducted at 9:00 A.M. on April 12th.
To participate in the Auction, bidders must come prepared with a certified or bank check, made payable to
themselves, in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) per property.
Interested parties should check the Town’s website www.granby-ma.gov for specific open house schedules
and property information.
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Trash bags available for Earth Day clean up
BELCHERTOWN - The Town of
Belchertown Department of Public Works
will be providing town recyclable trash
bags to anyone wishing to collect curbside trash on Earth Day, Tuesday April
22. Trash bags may be obtained at the
DPW, 290 Jackson St., Highway Garage
location, April 16-18. All trash collected
must be brought to the Transfer Station
for disposal by Wednesday, April 23 or
contact the DPW office to arrange for
pickup.
Youth fishing derby in Hadley
HADLEY - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service will hold a free Youth Fishing
Derby for children ages 14 and under. Participants will fish in stocked pond. Other
activities include: face painting, arts and
crafts, Watershed on Wheels interactive
exhibit and live owl demonstration.
Prizes will be awarded in three age cat-
egories.
The event takes place on Saturday, May
3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine
at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
Northeast Regional Office, 300 Westgate
Center Drive, Hadley (the intersection of
Routes 9 and 16, behind Applebees and
Staples).
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Fri. May 2: 7:30pm
Sat. May 3: 10:00am, 2:30pm, 7:30pm
Sun. May 4: 12:30pm, 4:30pm
Ticket Prices
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At the Box Office Starting April 19th
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By Phone: (413) 205-5087
Smiths gift land to Belchertown
BELCHERTOWN - Residents of
Belchertown have gained a 15-acre conservation area as a gift from Bruce and
Kathy Smith. The new Boncik Woods
Conservation Area, located on North
Washington Street, gives the south end
of town a wooded property with a mix of
upland and important wetland.
The property extends west from the
street toward the Jabish Canal. This
area provides wildlife habitat, as well
as storm water retention, flood control
and ground water purification through
the filtering effect of plants and percolation. Conserving the property fits into the
town’s long-term plans by providing such
infrastructure benefits and by retaining the
town’s character, ensuring neighborhood
stability and property values, and providing recreational and educational opportunities to the public.
This gift to the town was made possible
by the Massachusetts Conservation Land
Tax Credit and facilitation by Kestrel Land
Trust. The tax credit program provides up
to $50,000 for a donation of real property
for conservation purposes or for a conservation restriction provided that the donation
permanently protects an important natural
resource that is in the public’s interest.
“We’re very grateful for the Smith family’s generosity and for the incentive program provided by the Commonwealth,”
said Ben Wright, Land Conservation
Specialist for Kestrel Land Trust. “This
was one of the first local projects to benefit from the tax program since it was
started in 2011. We hope more landowners
will take advantage of this.”
Funding from the state tax credit program made it possible for the Smith family
to donate the property in honor of Kathy’s
grandfather, John Boncik, who enjoyed
walking trails in the woods, as well as
fishing and skating on the pond with the
grandkids.
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Turley Publications
photo submitted
This deer was
spotted crossing
Route 9 near the
Roadhouse CafГ©
last week. Send
your wildlife photos to [email protected]
The Library Loft
Schoolhouse Commons Historical Center • 1085 Park Street, Palmer
Box Seats $18* Reserved Seats $14
Discounts at all Western MA Big Y Locations
*No other discounts apply. No cash refunds.
Turley Publications photo submitted
This 15-acre piece of land was donated to Belchertown by the Smith family
in memory of John Boncik.
BOX OFFICE
OPENS APRIL 19
Mon.- Sun. 10am to 6pm
Open 10am to 9pm on
Performance Nights
PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE NOW AT
melhashrinecircus.com
Proceeds benefit the Melha Shriners and are not deductible as charitable contributions.
We are celebrating our
10th year at the Schoolhouse Commons.
Thanks to our wonderful “friends,” volunteers and patrons,
we will be open on Fridays beginning in September.
Our New Hours
Tues. 10am - 4pm • Wed. 10am - 4pm • Thurs. 10am - 4pm
Fri. 10am-4pm • Sat. 10am - 4pm
Hope to see you there
Book donations will be accepted at the Palmer Public
Library or the Library Loft during open hours.
Please, no magazines or Reader's Digest Condensed Books.
We accept books only in good, clean condition.
For more information call 283-3330 ext. 100
Thanks to our Sponsors:
Proceeds To Benefit the Palmer Public Library
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Football sign-ups scheduled
BELCHERTOWN - The Belchertown
Eagles are currently holding sign-ups for
football and cheerleading for children
entering third through eighth grade in the
fall of 2014 on the following Saturdays:
April 12 (only early bird sign up) $10
discount for registration that is paid in
full, May 31 and June 28.
All sign-ups will be held from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. at the Eagles Dungeon behind
the Belchertown Recreation Department
near the skate park. Football player registration fee is $160 and includes the
use of helmet, pads, uniform and a new
jersey you get to keep!
Cheerleading registration fee is $130
and includes the use of a uniform and
pom-poms; does not include shoes.
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Anne’s Angels plan annual golf tourney
There is a $15 sibling discount offered.
Football player age groups are: Pee
wees third and fourth grade, Juniors fifth
and sixth grade, and Seniors seventh and
eighth grade.
Practice starts Aug. 1 and games start
around Sept. 1. The season goes through
early November and ends with a yearly
player/cheerleader banquet.
There are lots of fun things planned
for the 2014 season, so sign up!
For more information contact the
eagles at the new email address [email protected] or visit the
new web page www.belchertownfootball.org or visit the Facebook
page @ https://www.facebook.com/
Belchertowngranbyeagles.
BELCHERTOWN - Anne’s Angels
Relay for Life team will be hosting the
second annual Red Tee Golf Tournament
on Sunday, April 27 at the Mill Valley
Golf Links. The format will be scramble
style with registration at 12:15 p.m. and
shotgun start at 1 p.m. Members are $40
and non-members are $50 which includes
greens fees, cart, and a donation to the
American Cancer Society. Prizes will be
awarded for closest to the pin on the fifth
and ninth holes, longest drive on the first
hole, and for first place team. Mulligans
are $5 each, maximum of four. Contact
Paul McGrath at 658-7285, Wilbur Quirk
at 335-7658, or at the Mill Valley clubhouse by April 17 to enter a team or to
sign up as an individual.
Umpires needed for Little League
BELCHERTOWN – Umpires are needed for Belchertown Little League.
Candidates can be either male or female, 15 years or older. Contact Tom Curto at
413-544-1761 to apply.
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Buddy Hood, owner of Diamond Junction Lanes in Palmer, is an ace candlepin bowler.
But everybody has a bad roll once in a while.
After Buddy dinged himself with a ball, he arrived at the Wing Memorial Hospital
Emergency Department with a bruised ego and a swollen ankle.
We brought him right in and gave him the full kingpin treatment.
At Wing Memorial Hospital, our team of board-certified physicians, surgeons, medical specialists
and registered nurses offers you comprehensive emergency services around the clock, and your
care is supported by our laboratory, respiratory and diagnostic imaging departments.
We provide the best personal care with the shortest possible wait times.
A quick drive can save you a few hours.
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PEOPLE
Phaneuf honored for service
CELEBRATING 101 YEARS
PALMER – During Wing Memorial
Hospital and Medical Center’s March
board of directors meeting, outgoing Chairperson Jim Phaneuf was
celebrated for his years of service as
the board’s chairperson (from 20092014). Throughout these five years,
Phaneuf was a strong leader and dedicated himself to the Wing Memorial
staff, patients and communities. He
will remain on the board of directors and Katherine K. Coolidge, Esq.,
MLIS assumed the position of chairperson.
From left, Charles E. Cavagnaro
III, M.D., president and CEO of
Wing Memorial Hospital and
Medical Centers, thanks former chairperson Jim Phaneuf
for his service, and welcomes
new chairperson Katherine K.
Coolidge, Esq., MLIS.
Turley Publications photo submitted
Turley Publications photo submitted
On Saturday, April 5, Bernice Gilman celebrated her 101st birthday with her daughter
Barbara Mailhott and son-in-law, Joe. Her
granddaughter Lisa Warych, husband Ed
and their two daughters Sarah and Lauren
(two of Bernice’s great-grandchildren) also
joined the festivities to make her day even
more special. Bernice contributes her longevity to hard work and a positive attitude.
Bernice resides with her daughter and sonin-law in Belchertown.
Happy 101st birthday!
Local man completes military training
SAN ANTONIO, TX - Air Force
Airman Joshua A. Santos graduated
from basic military training at Joint
Base San Antonio-Lackland, San
Antonio, Texas.
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studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an
associate in applied science degree
through the Community College of
the Air Force.
Santos is the son of Michele
Santos of Belchertown and grandson
of Joyce Minkos of Chicopee. He is
a 2013 graduate of Belchertown High
School.
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PAGE 13
Students attend Credit for Life fair
Country Bank event teaches
seniors about real-life finances
By Melissa Fales
Turley Correspondent
WARE – More than 550 seniors from five high schools
got a reality check by attending the Credit for Life fair at
Ware Junior Senior High School March 27. The event,
sponsored by Country Bank, is a financial exercise
designed to teach students on the verge of heading out into
the real world the importance of budgeting and the impact
a credit score can have on their lives. “We want to show
these young adults that the choices they make about saving
and spending money will have a big impact on their lives,”
said Jodie Gerulaitis, Country Bank Financial Education
Officer.
Gerulaitis said Country Bank received a Gold Award for
Credit for Life from the New England Financial Marketing
Association last fall. “We’re proud to say this is an awardwinning program,” said Gerulaitis.
This is the fourth time Credit for Life was held at
WJSHS. This was also the largest, as Ware’s seniors were
joined by students from Monson High School, Palmer
High School, Pathfinder Regional Vocational Technical
High School, and for the first time this year, Belchertown
High School.
“It’s growing because there is such a need for this type
of information,” said Gerulaitis.
Each student received a budget worksheet corresponding
to his or her chosen career, with an average monthly salary
and a listing of how much would be taken out for taxes and
Social Security. The cost of any necessary student loans
for that career was also factored into the monthly budget.
Students were assigned a credit score at random, which
they wore on a lanyard around their neck.
Set up around the gym were various booths for students
to visit on topics such as employment, clothing, insurance,
furniture, utilities, transportation, food and nutrition, housing, savings and retirement, and credit. There, they learned
about costs and various options. There was also a Fun, Fun,
Fun, booth designed to tempt students with “extras” and a
Reality Check booth where students faced the potential for
unexpected charges.
The booths were staffed with 75 volunteers from the
community, with various career experience. Volunteer Bill
Imbier was manning the transportation table.
“The credit score becomes a reality when they get to
me,” he said, noting that some students hoping to drive a
BMW end up with a bus pass.
His fellow volunteer George Staiti said he tried to
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encourage the students to think through the exercise even
more.
“You want them to think about where they want to be
when they’re 25,” he said. “They should start thinking
about that now.”
Jordan Vigneault of Belchertown was doing the exercise
with “filmmaker” as his chosen career. With a credit score
of 765, Vigneault was doing well with his monthly budget
until he spun the Reality Check wheel and was hit with a
$250 expense as the victim of check fraud.
“It’s definitely interesting to see how much things cost in
real life,” he said. “I’m learning that there are going to be
some ups and downs.”
Friends Jake Burke and Kush Basu of Belchertown both
selected the same career, mechanical engineer. However,
they were learning that their very different credit scores
made a big difference in what they could afford. Burke had
a credit score of 765.
“I just got a BMW, which is pretty cool,” said Burke.
With his credit score of 620, Basu said he would be driving
a Honda Civic. “I thought we’d be able to afford the same
things with the same career,” said Basu.
In order to save money, Kyle Labossiere and Ryan
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“All the little expenses don’t seem like much, but they
add up,” said Labossiere. “Everything is nickel-and-diming
us to death.” Chaffee was worried that he had yet to include
furniture, clothing and food costs in his shrinking monthly
budget. “Those are kind of important things, especially the
food,” he said.
Ware seniors Courtney Varnum and Sydanny Morris
were sitting on the bleachers crunching numbers. Morris, a
dietician with a credit score of 750, said it was tight. “I’m
learning that I’m basically going to be living at home forever,” she said.
Varnum, a preschool teacher with a credit score of
735, said the cost of some items was eye-opening. “I was
expecting I’d need to get a used car,” she said. “I wasn’t
expecting that I’d have to get used furniture.”
Caedon Sawabi of Ware chose a career as a business
manager. Josh Liberty, also of Ware, was doing the exercise as an administrative assistant. The two decided to
share an apartment to save money and were still finding
it more challenging than expected to afford what they
wanted. “We’re getting the biggest expenses out of the way
first,” said Liberty. “I think we’re learning that we have to
be conservative about our money,” said Sawabi. “In the real
world, it’s not about what you want it’s about what you can
afford.”
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BUSTER | from Page 1
1997 and August 2000, earning Trotter more
than $82,000 for his $800 investment. When
the horse’s racing days were over, Trotter
looked to find him a good home and eventually placed him on a farm that worked with
disadvantaged children.
In 2002, Curtin was enrolled in a farrier
school in New York when he came across
an ad listing a thoroughbred for adoption.
Though he was intimidated at first by Buster’s
size, one look into his soft brown eyes sealed
the deal. After taking the horse home and calling him Nassau, Curtin introduced the thoroughbred to cattle herding and brought him
to several parades and other events. His love
for his new horse quickly grew, and Nassau
became Curtin’s ambassador for off-the-track
thoroughbreds at public events.
“It was an instant connection. He fell in
love with the horse right away,” said Emmie
Ewing, Curtin’s fiancée.
But when a family tragedy struck Curtin in
2008, he was forced to move back home to
Massachusetts. After failing to find a place
to house Nassau near his home that he could
afford, he reluctantly decided to leave him
with a local family in New York on the condition he would come back and get the horse as
soon as he could. He stayed in touch with the
family on a regular basis for several months,
but then the family and Nassau disappeared.
“Tom was absolutely heartbroken. He kept
searching for such a long time but finally
ended up assuming Nassau must have passed
away,” Ewing said.
While Curtin was still grieving the loss of
his horse in 2012, Dottie Harrison, currently
the vice president of a rescue organization in
California called Fallen Horses, Inc., found
a Craigslist.com ad from a cattle rancher
in Nevada who had several horses to offer,
including a thoroughbred. Harrison initially
discounted Buster as too big but continued
looking at the other horses, making several
trips to the ranch over the next month. On her
way to the ranch one day, the owner called her
to let her know he was out of state for a few
days and that the thoroughbred had injured
his eye and would likely be shot dead when he
returned to the ranch.
“Dottie rushed out to see the horse when
she arrived. She was appalled,” said Victoria
Hardesty, who works with Harrison at Fallen
Horses, Inc. “The horse had pierced his
cornea and it was infected. She rummaged
through the ranch tack room for medication
and supplies and began treating the horse and
gave him pain medication. She continued
going to the ranch to treat the horse and got
another call from the owner telling her he
would just shoot the horse when he got back
home. Dottie cried and cussed at the man until
he finally just gave her the horse.”
After winning the verbal argument that
saved Buster’s life, Harrison moved the horse
to her in-laws’ property to continue treating him. With a new home and a new name,
Buster Brown, the horse’s eye healed and
Harrison found that the thoroughbred was the
family horse she’d been looking for all along.
He was great with her kids and her husband,
and she loved his personality and work ethic.
But Buster began losing weight over the
next several months, and she couldn’t afford
expensive emergency vet calls. Desperate, she
reached out to Traci Hutmier in California, the
owner of Fallen Horses, Inc.
Through social media websites, Harrison
and Hutmier raised the money needed to
transport Buster to the Fallen Horses ranch
in California for additional medical care.
There he was put on a sand blaster diet for 30
days, leaping from 937 pounds to over 1,150
pounds.
“His coat began to gleam and the sparkle
came back into his personality,” Hardesty
added. “He began taking beginner volunteers
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Buster the horse has been reunited
with his owner Tom Curtin in Granby
after six years.
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everyone on the ranch.”
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forced to move on thinking his favorite horse
was likely dead. He never could have imagined Buster was thriving on the opposite coast,
the odds of a reunion between best friends
more than a million to one. But Buster’s life
has been defined by beating the odds, and
once again the horse of miracles lucked out
in December 2013. While Harrison was chatting online one day with a new horse friend
in Massachusetts, Emmie Ewing, she just so
happened to mention her 18-year-old off-thetrack thoroughbred to Ewing, who just so
happens to be Tom Curtin’s fiancée. After asking Harrison a few questions about Buster, an
uncanny feeling fluttered into Ewing’s heart.
“I started getting goosebumps,” she said.
“The things she said about the horse and the
descriptions she gave, it was just like hearing
Tom talk about Nassau.”
After getting into specifics about the horse
– including confirmation of a distinctive scar
on his face – Ewing strongly suspected that
Buster and Nassau were one and the same.
Harrison sent her photos of Buster, and she
took them to Curtin, who broke down when
he glimpsed a face he thought was gone forever from his life. Later, the horse’s identity
was confirmed by a Jockey Club tattoo he’d
been given in his former life.
Then a prodigious decision was made,
completing the circle. It was finally time for
Buster to go home.
“Dottie, Emmie, Traci, and the volunteers at
Fallen Horses got busy,” Hardesty said. “The
Coggins test was completed, health certificate
signed off by the vet, farrier visited, and a
cross-country hauler was reserved.”
On Feb. 5, 2014, Buster had an early breakfast. He was brushed out for the final time in
California. Don Buckner, a veteran trucker
from Oregon, arrived with his rig. Following
a series of tearful hugs and kisses, Buster was
loaded for the long trip.
“Those of us left watching the trailer leave
the driveway had tears in our eyes and joy in
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our hearts for this wonderful horse. He was
going home at last,” Hardesty added.
But things rarely go smoothly for Buster,
a horse whose collection of mottos should
include, “Expect the unexpected.” Don
Buckner zigzagged across the country in his
rig, hauling Buster and several other horses
that needed to be picked up and dropped off
at various destinations. The trucker encountered a massive snowstorm on the east coast
and also experienced a tire blowout south of
Washington D.C., but in the end Buster made
it home safely. When he arrived in Granby
early on the morning of Feb. 12, Ewing was
there to greet him and get him settled. Curtin
was out of town on business at the time,
arriving home on Valentine’s Day 2014 to
reunite with his most beloved horse.
“It was a once in a lifetime experience,”
Ewing said. “The horse even recognized
the name Nassau after all that time. I truly
believe his personality and his quirks saved
his life. He’s such a loving, charismatic,
magnetic horse, and it’s nothing short of a
miracle that we found him by happenstance.”
Fallen Horses, Inc. is an equine charitable
organization founded four years ago by Traci
Hutmier and her husband David when they
realized the plight of thousands of horses
following their racing careers. After learning that many of these horses end up being
shipped to Mexican or Canadian slaughterhouses, the Hutmiers made it their mission to
locate horses in need, rehabilitate them, and
find new homes for them. They have often
been forced to support their efforts with their
own paychecks.
For more information about the organization, or if you’d like to make a donation to
assist many horses like Buster supported
each year by Fallen Horses, Inc., visit www.
fallenhorses.webs.com.
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WEATHER | from Page 1
Lomanno wanted to do more with a weather
station, and in essence offer a better service
to the community.
“The thermometer was not very accurate…
the temperature did not reflect the right temperature at all,” said Lomanno, explaining
that the direct sun and the thermometer being
up against the building caused variables for
inaccurate readings.
Using money already in the cable access
budget, a weather system was purchased. The
system, which isn’t elaborate by any means,
can be used on its own at a private residence,
with hook-ups to a computer. All the software
needed was included. Lomanno said the system was “fairly easy to install” and consisted
of just two elements. The first being the roof
station, which is where all the weather information and data is gathered. The roof system
is solar powered and wirelessly transmits the
information to a small computer box (which
is the second element) located inside the
building. The information can be read straight
from that box, however Lomanno took it a
few steps further – allowing it to be broadcast on TV. From the box the information is
transferred to a desktop computer at BCTV
where it has been given its own webpage. It’s
from there that the image is fed to BCTV and
broadcast out to viewers.
As an added bonus, employees of the town
can access the webpage and view the weather
information from their landline Internet.
When viewers tune in to channel 20 they
will see a variety of boxes and information
flashing before them. On the left side of their
screen there will be a constant stream of current weather conditions, offering items like
temperature, wind speed, rain and windchill.
That box will not change out. But, on the
right hand side there will be graphs rotating
on a regular cycle. These graphs will show
patterns in the weather for the past 24 hours.
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The heat index is an index that combines
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very high humidity, the heat index can be
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According to Lomanno all the data collected will be automatically stored and
archived. He is exploring the option of joining the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration as an official weather gathering point for the National Weather Service.
Besides the common quantities like temperature, wind speed, rain total etc., here
is brief explanation of some of the other
measurements the BCTV Weather Station
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Wind Chill
Wind chill is the perceived decrease in air
temperature felt by the body on exposed skin
due to the flow of air (wind).
Dew Point
The dew point is the temperature below
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Absolute and Relative Humidity
Absolute humidity is a measure of the actual amount of water vapor (moisture) in the
air, regardless of the air’s temperature. The
higher the amount of water vapor, the higher
the absolute humidity.
Relative humidity also measures water
vapor, but relative to the temperature of the
air. In other words, it is a measure of the actual amount of water vapor in the air compared
to the total amount of vapor that can exist in
the air at its current temperature.
Barometric Pressure
Barometric pressure is the force exerted
on a surface of the Earth by the weight of
air above. Measurements of barometric pressure and the pressure tendency (the change
of pressure over time) have been used in
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Turley Publications photos by William Pead
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the recent Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
Additional monies raised will be given to Umoja now,
www.umojanow.org. This is the first year numerous charities will benefit.
Last year $4,000 (an increase of $1,300 from 2012) was
donated to Sister Connection, www.sisterconnection.org.
The Planning Committee of Maddie Jung �14, Kitwani
(Kitty) Carbon �14, Jodecia Elliot �14, Rex Zhang ’14,
Jayda McLean ’15, and Kyle Zhang �15 has been tirelessly
working to surpass last year’s grand total.
“The goal is to run out of t-shirts,” said Bethany Petano,
marketing and communications director at the MacDuffie
School.
The first 100 people get shirts, and the hope is to exceed
that number, as was the case with last year’s race.
“I want to see an excellent turn out,” said Elliot. “The
more people, the more money raised.”
Advance registration is $20. Participants can register
at active.com (the vibrant logo is the brainchild of Zhang
and Zhang). Online registration closes at 1 p.m. the day
before the event. Race day registration is $25 and will be
available in the front of the school between 8:30 a.m. and
9:30 a.m. Carbon will be on hand to check in the runners.
She really enjoyed witnessing the arrival of the race participants last year, and decided the registration table is the
place for her.
“I’m looking most forward to seeing how many people
come out,” said Carbon.
Jung derives the most enjoyment from watching the runners take their mark.
“It is so exciting to see everyone line up at the start of
the race,” she said.
The race begins at 10 a.m. and draws a variety of runners. Some come to compete, some to walk, and some to
walk their dogs. The MacDuffie Cross Country and La
Crosse teams are also running for hope. Volunteers will be
handing out water along the course, and oranges will be
given to runners at the finish line.
Elliot has been reaching out to sponsors with great
success: East Hampton Bank (gold sponsor), Saloomey
Construction (silver sponsor), Country Lawn Care (bronze
sponsor), and Auth Fuels (bronze sponsor) have generously contributed to the cause.
The Planning Committee would like to thank all of their
volunteers and sponsors. “Everyone was quick to join
in the cause, and their assistance is greatly appreciated,”
agreed the members.
There will be live music and family activities such as
a one-mile fun run, and face and henna painting. Vendors
will be present as well. Not to be missed are the original
jewelry designs of MacDuffie art teacher, Miss Hastings.
A couple of her artist friends have also joined the cause.
Christine Cambell (Relation Creations) will showcase
enjoyable, functional works of art that are affordable for
all. Be certain to stop by and view these beautiful glass
works with Bullseye, Spectrum, and Uroboros. Jo-Ann
Hastings (Nature’s Touch Artworks) and her wide range
of artworks influenced by nature are certain to delight.
Creations include mixed media, jewelry, pen and ink illustrations, note cards, and polymer clay sculptures. The artists are donating all money earned to the charities.
There will also be an elaborate faux cupcake maker. Jen
Donovan of Jcakes specializes in custom handmade cupcake ornaments. These multifunctional faux cupcakes can
be used as decorations, part favors, be hung anywhere, and
hold a place card or candle.
Speaking of food, there will be a BBQ prepared by the
students with a large portion of the food being donated by
the community. It is during this time that the most significant amount of mingling between the different sets of people takes place. The members of the Planning Committee
are “looking forward to witnessing the MacDuffie clan and
the general public hanging out and having fun together.”
Elliot wants to see a lot of people having a great time,
and hopes that the race will continue to be supported
throughout the coming years.
“The more people, the more money raised,” proclaimed
Elliot.
Make certain to stop by the Student Center following the cool down. There is going to be an International
Festival where everyone can learn about the different cultures of the MacDuffie students.
This year’s run is shaping up to be a huge success.
Make certain head out and support this noble cause on
April 26.
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Turn it off. Turn your phone off or switch to silent
mode before you get in the car.
Spread the word. Set up a special message to tell
callers that you are driving and you’ll get back to
them as soon as possible, or sign up for a service
that offers this.
Pull over. If you need to make a call, pull over to a
safe area first.
Use your passengers. Ask a passenger to make the
call for you.
X the text. Don’t ever text and drive, surf the web
or read your email while driving. It is dangerous
and against the law.
Know the law. Familiarize yourself with state and
local laws before you get in the car.
Prepare. Review maps and direction before you
start to drive. If you need help when you are on the
road, ask a passenger to help or pull over to a safe
location to review the map/directions again.
8. Secure your pet. Pets can be a big distraction in
the car. Always secure your pets properly before
you start to drive.
9. Keep the kids safe. Pull over to a safe location to
address situations with your children in the car.
10. Focus on the task at hand. Refrain from smoking,
eating, drinking, reading and any other activity that
takes your mind and eyes off the road.
7.
This tips are from the Governors Highway Safety
Association.
DRIVING | from Page 1
eating, drinking and even having items hanging from the
rearview mirror (causing an obstructed view as well).
Just 12 states prohibit all drivers from using hand-held
cell phones while driving, with neighboring Connecticut
one of them. No state
however bans all cell
phone use for drivers,
meaning hands-free
devices are allowed.
But, 37 states ban all
cell phone use by novice drivers and 20 states
prohibit it for school bus
drivers. Massachusetts is
one of those 20, and also
bans cell phone use for
novice drivers who are under the age of 18.
Washington was the first state to pass a texting ban in
2007. Currently there are 43 states that ban text messaging
for all drivers, including Massachusetts. It is also a primary
offense, meaning a driver can be pulled over if thought to
be texting.
“Distracted driving is something we take very serious,”
says Fox. “Our hope is to educate people first about the
dangers.”
To keep drivers safe, Massachusetts and others across
the country are joining with the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration as it launches its first coordinated national distracted driving enforcement campaign: U
Drive. U Text. U Pay. Although April is National Distracted
Driving Awareness Month, the campaign will be running
April 10-15.
U Drive. U Text. U Pay is the first national high-visibility enforcement campaign that combines periods of intense
anti-texting enforcement coupled with advertising and
media outreach to let people know about the enforcement
and convince them to obey the law. To support the national
campaign, State Highway Safety Offices are working on
enforcement and education activities to remind all drivers
to put down the phone and just drive.
Locally, the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division is
asking those who participate in other mobilizations and
in the sustained traffic enforcement program to step up
distracted driving enforcement from April 10-15. Fox says,
having participated in other mobilizations such seatbelt
and drunk driving crackdowns, his department will be
stepping up their enforcement with distracted driving during this time.
Governors Highway Safety Association Executive
Director Jonathan Adkins says, “States recognize that
distracted driving is a serious challenge on our roadways.
Now that nearly every state bans texting while driving, the
focus is on enforcing those laws and reminding the public
of the need to focus solely on driving while behind the
wheel.”
The Safe Driving Law signed by Gov. Deval Patrick
became effective on Sept. 30, 2010. Among other provisions, the law bans sending, typing or reading electronic
messages to or from handheld devices while operating a
motor vehicle. This includes use of the Internet and text
messaging. The law bans all handheld electronic devices
by junior operators while behind the wheel.
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SPORTS
Bombers take Belchertown in exciting affair
By Dave Forbes
Turley Publications
Sports Staff Writer
BELCHERTOWN
Belchertown and Westfield played
an exciting back-and-forth affair
in the season opener for the Lady
Orioles, but a goal in the last minute proved to be the difference
as the Bombers won 20-19, on
Thursday, April 3.
Belchertown held a 14-10 lead
at the half.
Emma Jopson had a huge game
for the Lady Orioles as she finished with nine goals and an assist
for 10 points. Kate Bowers added
two goals and six assists for eight
points, while Tiffany Anderson
added three goals and an assist.
Jackie Soucia tallied twice, while
Emma Cyr, Meaghan Foley and
Katarina Lowe each had one,
Alaina Swift added two assists,
while Abby Robinson, Julia
Sammataro and Chloe Zinter each
added one.
BOYS LACROSSE
The Belchertown boys lacrosse
team turned back Chicopee
Comp, 10-9, in their opener last
week.
Alex Bachand led the Orioles
with four goals. Wyatt Rousseau
was second with three, while
Alexander Wordsworth had
two goals and an assist. Jason
Krasinkiewicz and Ben Magarian
each had an assist.
Goalie Ryan McCarthy stopped
five shots.
BOYS TENNIS
The Belchertown boys tennis
team swept their opening week
matches against Ludlow and
Quaboag.
In a 4-1 win over Ludlow on
Wednesday, April 2, Ethan Smith
was a 6-1, 6-2 winner at first singles, while Ryan Kearney won
6-4, 7-6 at third singles.
Young Rams
venture
into new
territory
First season as
varsity program
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
Turley Publications photo by Susan Swift
Belchertown’s Emma Jopson (31) fires a shot on goal.
On the doubles side, Zach
Kuhn and Jake Stinson were 63, 6-2 winners at first doubles,
while Robert Stinson and Tyler
Zulkiewicz were 6-3, 6-1 winners at second doubles.
In an exciting 3-2 win over
Quaboag on Friday, April 4,
Smith won 6-2, 6-3 at first singles and Stroman was a 6-2, 6-2
winner at second doubles, while
Andrew DeSantis and Stinson
took home a 6-0, 6-2 win at second doubles.
SOFTBALL
Belchertown opened the week
with an 11-6 win over Holyoke
on Thursday, April 3.
The Lady Orioles started off
strong with six in the first, one
in the second, three in the fourth
See ROUND-UP, Page 19
Belchertown’s Ryan Karney follows through on a forehand
swing.
MONSON—The Granby
girls lacrosse team might be
competing at the varsity level
for the first time this spring,
but they do have a very young
and inexperienced squad.
Only eight of the 18 players
listed on the Lady Rams roster
were members of last year’s
squad which competed at the
junior varsity level. There are
no seniors or juniors on this
year’s team.
The Lady Rams were defeated by Monson, 16-6, in their
first varsity game, which was
played on the road, last Friday
afternoon.
“We’ve been working very
hard during the past two weeks
and I’m very excited to be
starting the season today,” said
first-year Granby head coach
Mackenzie Vita before the start
of the Monson game. “Some of
my players have never played
lacrosse before and this is our
first time on a line field. It’s
definitely going to be a learning experience for us this
year.”
Vita, who has been the
Adaptive Physical Education
teacher in the Granby School
system since January, was
named as the varsity coach by
Granby Athletic Director Matt
See RAMS, Page 19
Lady Mustangs Three locals named to Fall 2013 NECC All-Academic Team
outrun Granby
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
MONSON - The Monson
girls lacrosse team has been
competing at the varsity level
since 2011. One of the Lady
Mustangs players who has
been a member of the team
during that span is senior
attacker Mikayla Dahlen.
Dahlen, who entered this
season with 42 career goals,
scored a team-high five goals
leading the Lady Mustangs
to a 16-6 home win against
the Granby Lady Rams in a
Pioneer League contest last
Friday afternoon.
It’s the first time that the
Lady Mustangs started the regular season with a victory.
“It feels great to win our first
game of the season for the first
See MUSTANGS, Page 20
CHICOPEE - Twenty-five percent
of the student-athletes named to the
Fall 2013 New England Collegiate
Conference (NECC) All-Academic
Team are Elms College students.
Fifty Elms student-athletes were
selected from a total of 196 representing the 10 colleges in the
NECC. To be eligible, a studentathlete must post a minimum grade
point average of 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale)
and must be a sophomore or higher.
Student-athletes who competed in
men’s and women’s cross country,
men’s golf, field hockey, men’s and
women’s soccer, women’s tennis
and women’s volleyball were eligible to receive the honor.
The Elms student-athletes on the
Fall 2013 NECC All-Academic
Team from Granby are: Rachel
Lehouillier, junior nursing major,
women’s cross country, 3.95 GPA;
Victoria Cebula, senior nursing
major, women’s soccer, 3.41 GPA;
and Carmen Marino, sophomore
communication sciences and disorders major, women’s soccer, 3.75
GPA.
Turley Publications submitted photo by Elms College
Victoria Cebula, fourth from left in the third row, and Rachel Lehouiller and Carmen Marino
(not pictured) were each named to the Fall 2013 NECC All-Academic Team.
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SPORTS
BRINGING HOME A MEDAL
Athlete of the Week
ongratulations goes out to the
girls lacrosse player.
She scored nine goals and had
an assist in a 20-19 loss to Westfield
last week.
C
Emma Jopson
SCHOOL:
Belchertown
To nominate someone for
Athlete of the Week, contact Sports Editor Dave
Forbes at 413-967-3505
ext. 106 or send an email to [email protected]
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HOLYOKE - The Belchertown boys volleyball team took home a bronze
medal for their showing at the Volleyball Showcase Tournament that
took place at Holyoke Community College and Holyoke High School
on Saturday, April 5.
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Belchertown’s Tyler Griffin (26)
dives to the ground to save the
ball.
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(10) uses a set shot to put the ball
in a good spot for a teammate to
hammer the ball over the net.
ROUND-UP | from Page 18
and one in the sixth.
Erin Reed-Coates led the offense
with three hits and three RBIs. Erinne
Dull added two hits and an RBI, as did
MacKenzie Yelle. Tea Spellacy had a
solo homer and Hodge had a hit and two
RBIs.
Margaret Dull pitched 4 2-3 innings,
striking out four, while Karley Hodge
went the remaining 3 1-3, fanning one.
The Belchertown softball team dropped
a 12-5 decision to Longmeadow on
Friday, April 4.
Longmeadow jumped out to a 5-0 lead
after the first 1 ВЅ innings.
Belchertown got on the board with one
in the second, but Longmeadow added
two in the third, three in the fourth and
one in the fifth to go up 11-1.
The Lady Orioles got one back in the
bottom of the fifth and three more in the
seventh to close out the scoring.
Hannah Fink had three hits, two RBIs
and a run scored for the Lady Orioles.
Karley Hodge added two hits and two
runs scored. MacKenzie Yelle had two
hits and a run scored. Danielle Racicot
had a hit, a run scored and an RBI. Erinne
Dull also had a hit.
GIRLS TENNIS
The Belchertown girls tennis team
pulled off a split of their two matches
against West Springfield and Quaboag
last week.
Julia Tan and Angela Grabazs needed three sets to secure wins at first and
second singles with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 victory for Tan, and a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win for
Grabzas.
Jordyn Paul secured a 6-1, 6-3 victory
at third singles.
On the doubles side, M. Hamparian
and K. Pietras needed three sets for a
4-6, 7-6, 6-3 win at first doubles, and B.
McKelvey and B. O’Neill were 6-0, 6-0
winners at second doubles.
In a 3-2 loss to Quaboag on Friday,
April 4, Paul picked up a 6-3, 6-2 win at
third singles, and Hamparian and Pietras
picked up a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 win at first doubles.
BASEBALL
Belchertown baseball got shutout by
Hopkins, 4-0, in their only game of the
week.
Thomas Masella pitched a fine game
for the Orioles as he went five innings,
giving up run on three hits while striking
out seven. Bryan Pertrak lasted an inning,
allowing three runs on two hits.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL
The Belchertown boys were shut down
by Chicopee Comp, 3-0.
Dave Forbes is the sports editor for
Turley Publications. He can be reached
at [email protected] or by calling 413967-3505 ext. 106.
WESTFIELD - The Westfield State
University field hockey team is hosting
a series of spring clinics on Sundays for
youth in grades one through 12th at Alumni
Field.
The final date is Sunday, April 13 (12 to
3 p.m.). The clinics will focus on individual
skills, effective passing, decision-making,
small game tactics, important game strategies, and live game play. The cost per session is $40 (grades 7-12) and $25 (grades
1-6). Group rates are available.
To register and for additional information contact Westfield State field hockey
coach Jessica Bergen at 860-899-7677 or
[email protected]
RAMS | from Page 18
Desautels a couple of weeks ago.
“Everything just fell into place for me.
I was approached by the Athletic Director
and he asked me if I would be interested
in coaching the girls’ lacrosse team this
spring. I was very excited when they told
me that I was hired for this position,” said
Vita, who began playing lacrosse when
she was in the third grade. “I began playing lacrosse because my older brother was
playing the sport at that time and I just
wanted to be like him.”
Vita was a four-year varsity lacrosse
player at Somers High School in
Connecticut. She also was a member of
the women’s lacrosse team at Springfield
College for four years.
“Playing lacrosse at Springfield College
was a fantastic experience for me,” she
said. “We won the NEWMAC Conference
championship title my senior year. It was a
great way to end my collegiate career.”
Vita is currently working at Granby High
School and at West Street School. She’s
also an Adaptive Physical Education teacher in the towns of Northampton, South
Hadley, and Ware.
“Being in Adaptive Physical Education is
something that I’ve always wanted to do,”
Vita said. “I think physical activity is very
important for all types of people regardless
of their ability. It’s a great feeling when I
see one of my students accomplish something that they didn’t think they could do.”
Vita is hoping the members of the girls
lacrosse team can keep improving their
skills everyday as well.
The only two sophomores are Emily
Whitacre and Hailey O’Connor, who are
both midfielders and they’re also returning
players. They were named the team co-cap-
Owls to hold football clinic
WESTFIELD - The Westfield State
University football program is hosting a
clinic for players ages 13-18 on Aug. 6-8
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Alumni Field.
The Westfield State coaching staff and
current college players will provide instruction. The focus of the clinic will be on
offensive and defensive fundamentals.
The cost is $50 per day or $120 for all
three days. There is a $10 daily discount
for registering before May 23.
Contact Westfield State assistant football
coach Vijay Saxena at [email protected]
ma.edu or 413-572-5420 for additional
information or questions.
tains by Vita prior to the start of the regular
season.
“I named Emily and Hailey as our captains because they’ve been the leaders of
the team since the first day of practice,”
Vita said. “Both of them lead by example
and they motive the other players on the
team.”
The other returning players are freshman
Jesse Patruno, freshman Ariana Sheehan,
freshman Natalie Champagne, eighth
grader Isabelle Shepard, freshman Lindsay
Nobes, and freshman Jenna Barthlow, who
was the Lady Rams starting goalie in the
season opener and she was credited with 10
saves against the Lady Mustangs.
One of the Lady Rams new comers who
performed very well against Monson was
freshman Kate Sarnacki, who scored five
of the Lady Rams six goals.
“Kate was a little nervous before the
game, but she played a great game,” Vita
added. “She’s a very good athlete.”
Sarnacki was also a member of the girls
varsity basketball team this past winter.
Granby’s other goal in the Pioneer
League matchup was scored by Patruno
during the first half.
The other members of this year’s Lady
Rams varsity lacrosse team are eighthgrader Rachel Netta, eighth-grader Hannah
LaDuke, eighth-grader Morgan Davis, seventh-grader Katie Pitt, seventh-grader Lilli
Demitropolis, seventh-grader Jill Ayers,
seventh-grader Jasmine Rodrigues-Jones,
seventh-grader Myra Fillion and seventhgrader Ariabel Evren.
The Lady Rams assistant coach is
Bridget Roy, who’s also a first-year coach.
Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent
for Turley Publications. He can be reached
at [email protected]
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SENIORS
Belchertown
Senior Center
bring at least two current pay stubs, and
if you have medical expenses greater than
$35 per month, please bring recent copies
of your bills, co-pays etc.
TRAVEL CLUB:
The Belchertown Senior Travel Club is
open from Monday through Friday from 10
a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 323-0420 ext. 513 for
more details.
Aqua Turf Club - YAKOV “Happily Ever
Laughter ” on Wednesday, April 30 - $90
Boston Duck Tours and No Name
Restaurant on Tuesday, June 17 - $86
Gloucester House Lobster Bake and
Rockport visit on Tuesday, July 22 - $79
PROGRAMS:
Attention Wal-Mart shoppers
Fridays, April 11 and 25
Have the senior center van pick you up
from home to shop at Walmart or Big Y in
Ware. Door to door service for $3 round
trip! The April trip dates will be Friday,
April 11 and 25. Please call Kim at 3230420 ext 508.
Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program
Friday, April 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
is working with the Belchertown Senior
Center to help older residents stretch their
budget and buy healthy food by applying for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program - formerly known
as the Food Stamp program). A SNAP
Associate from The Food Bank will be
at the Belchertown Senior Center during
the Brown Bag on Friday, April 11 from
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for a prescreen, and if
eligible, help with the sign up for SNAP.
To help facilitate the process, please bring
proof of identity: license or birth certificate, Social Security Number (SSN)
and proof that you live in Massachusetts:
either a driver’s license, or utility bill, or
tax forms. If you collect a pension, please
bring the statement, if you are working
Decoupage Eggs
Monday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Join Susan on Monday, April 14 and
make some decoupage eggs to bring
home. Bring a pair of scissors and get ready
to have some fun! If you want to make a
basket full of unique eggs just bring along
some plastic eggs. The center will have
enough supplies for each person to make
three eggs and plenty of materials for you
to complete more of your own. Call to sign
up 323-0420 ext 501.
Celebrate Easter
Thursday, April 17
Join the Senior Center on April 17 for
another wonderful dinner produced by the
amazing nutrition staff. Reservations begin
on April 1 to reserve your seat. There is a
$4 donation for over 60.
Health & Safety Fair
Friday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fourth annual Health & Safety Fair is
bound to be another fabulous event. There
will be more than 60 vendors offering
information on health, safety, products
and several demonstrations. There will be
programs by the local, State Police, fire
and EMT departments. Belchertown Police
K9 Falco and his trainer Officer Scott
Brougham and Lt. Scott Waldron and K9
Drago from the Franklin County Sheriffs
Office will be on hand show how well
trained the dogs are. They will also explain
their importance in the communities. This
event will be held at Chestnut Hill
Community School in the gym.
Drug Take Back
Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day aims to provide a safe, conve-
nient, and responsible means of disposing
of prescription drugs, while also educating
the general public about the potential for
abuse of medications. Drop off all your
prescription and over the counter medications on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. They will not accept sharps, needles
or any liquid medication.
Jimmy Mazz at the center
Thursday, May 1
The Belchertown’s Cultural Council has
sponsored a concert by Jimmy Mazz at the
Senior Center. Stop down and get your free
ticket to see the man himself on May 1 at
6:30 p.m. Tickets will be required due to
space constraints and the limit of 120 people. Priority will be given to Belchertown
seniors and then Belchertown residents.
Granby Senior Center
All activities take place at the Granby
Senior Center, 10 West State Street (4673239) unless otherwise noted. The COA
is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. No membership is required to take
part in the activities/events, anyone over 55
is welcome
DAILY ACTIVITIES:
Thursday, April 10: 9 a.m. Coffee Hour,
9 a.m. Foot Care by appointment, 11:30
a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic, 10 a.m. Osteo
Exercise, 12 p.m. lunch: roast pork
Friday, April 11: 9 a.m. Coffee Hour,
9 a.m. Cribbage, 12 p.m. lunch: spinach
quiche, 1 p.m. Wii Bowling challenge
Monday, April 14: 9 a.m. Coffee Hour,
10 a.m. Osteo Exercise, 12 p.m. lunch: spaghetti and meatballs
Tuesday, April 15: 9 a.m. Coffee Hour, 9
a.m. Low Impact Aerobics, 11 a.m. Brown
Bag pick up, 12 p.m. lunch: honey mustard
chicken, 12:30 p.m. Quilting/needlework
group
Wednesday, April 16: 9 a.m. Coffee
Hour, 9:15 a.m. COA board meeting at
safety complex, 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi, 12 p.m.
lunch: turkey dinner, 1 p.m. Fun Cards, 1
p.m. WMEC Ombudsman Presentation
LUNCH:
Lunch is served daily at 12 p.m.
Reservations must be made by noon the
day before.
The suggested donation is $2.25, anyone
over 60 is eligible. Call 467-3239 for reservations. Transportation is available.
TRANSPORTATION:
Available Monday through Friday for
Granby residents for lunch, medical,
activities and shopping. They travel to
Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and stops
in between. Call the Senior Center at 413467-3239 to make reservations.
SAVE THE DATE:
Foot Care by Linda: Linda will be at
the COA this month on April 13 and 27.
Please call the Senior Center to make your
appointment.
April Movie: “Parental Guidance”
Staring Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and
Marisa Tomei - April 25 at 1 p.m. Movie
and popcorn are always free!
Amherst Senior Center
DAILY ACTIVITIES:
Friday, April 11: 9 a.m. to noon craft club,
9 a.m. to noon Cribbage games, 9:40 a.m.
to 12:40 p.m. Foot Care and ear irrigation
with Sharon, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Ballroom
Dancing, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Function Well
Exercise Class, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Gentle
Fitness, 11:45 a.m. lunch, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Arthritis exercise, 1 to 3 p.m. Mexican Train
Dominos, 1:30 p.m. Caregivers Speakers
Bureau, 2 p.m. Musical Showcase
Monday, April 14: 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Osteoporosis Resistance Training, 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. Drawing Workshop, 11 to 11:30
a.m. Gentle Fitness, 11:45 a.m. lunch,
12:30 to 2 p.m. Arthritis Exercise, 12:30
to 4 p.m. Bridge, 1 to 3 p.m. Mexican
Train Dominos, 1:30 p.m. The Changing
Landscape of Care Management, 1:30 to
3:30 p.m. Senior Health Services, 3 to 4
p.m. Tai Chi, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Zumba
Tuesday, April 15: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
See AMHERST SENIORS, Page 23
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time,” said Monson head coach Lauren
Smith. “We did lose a couple of players
to graduation, who were unbelievable athletes, but we do have some very good players on this year’s team. I thought Mikayla
played very well today, but it was a total
team effort.”
A total of 10 Monson players scored at
least one goal in the season opening victory.
The Lady Mustangs starting goalie
against Granby was sophomore Stephania
Roberts. She was replaced by senior
Lindsay Talbot with 11:27 left in the opening half. The duo combined to make a total
of 11 saves in the contest.
“We do have two very good goalies this
year,” Smith added. “Lindsay was one of
the top goalies in Western Mass last year.
We decided to start Stephania in this game
today, so she can get some experience.”
While the Lady Mustangs, who qualified
for the Western Massachusetts Division 1
tournament for the first time a year ago, do
have some experience playing at the varsity
level, it was the Lady Rams first varsity
game. They competed as a junior varsity
team last year and many of those players
didn’t return.
“I really don’t know what to expect from
my team today because it was our first
game of the season,” said Granby head
coach Mackenzie Vita, who was named as
the varsity coach a couple of weeks ago.
“Regardless of the final score, I’m just so
proud of the way my girls played in this
game today against an experienced Monson
team.”
Five of the six Lady Rams goals were
scored by freshman midfielder Kate
Sarnacki, who’s a first-year member of the
lacrosse team.
“Kate was a little nervous before the
game, but she played a great game,” Vita
added. “She’s a very good athlete.”
Sarnacki was also a member of the girls
varsity basketball team this past winter.
Granby freshman goalie Jenna Barthlow,
who’s a second-year member of the team,
was credited with 10 saves.
Barthlow made a couple of saves during
the first five minutes of the contest before
Dahlen scored her first goal at the 20:03
mark.
Sarnacki scored the Lady Rams first varsity goal on a bounce shot seven minutes
later tying the score at 1-1. It was assisted
by freshman Jesse Patruno.
The Lady Mustangs retook the lead 10
seconds later following another goal by
Dahlen.
Monson’s next two goals were scored
by freshman attacker Amanda Gardell and
freshman midfielder Maddie Hutchinson.
Both of them scored their first varsity
goals.
With 8:20 remaining in the opening half,
Sarnacki netted another goal, which was
assisted by sophomore midfielder Emily
Whitacre.
The Lady Rams wouldn’t get any closer
than that as sophomore midfielder Haley
Richard scored back-to-back goals before
another goal by sophomore midfielder
Kelsey Martin increased the Monson lead
to 7-2 with 6:32 left in the first half.
Granby’s final goal of the opening half
was scored by Patruno.
The Lady Mustangs held a 9-3 halftime
lead following goals by senior attacker
Stephanie Lefebvre and Dahlen.
Sarnacki netted two more goals during
the second half, but seven different players
scored for Monson. The Lady Mustangs
second half goal scorers were sophomore
midfielder Meghan Leach, senior defender Rachel Smith, senior defender Haley
Pacocha, Richard, Lefebvre, Martin and
Dahlen.
The two teams are scheduled to meet
again at Granby on April 25.
Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent
for Turley Publications. He can be reached
at [email protected]
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014
CALENDAR
POLICY: Our calendar section is intended to promote
“free” events or ones that directly affect a volunteer-driven
organization that benefits the community. The deadline
to submit calendar items in the mail, by fax or emailed in
Word document format is MONDAY BY NOON or sooner.
The listings should be brief, with only time, date, location,
brief activity explanation, and contact information. Please
email all entries to [email protected]
ONGOING
QUILTS NEEDED: The Belchertown United Church
of Christ (BUCC) is having its third annual Quilt Show
& Sale on May 8-10 and is looking for quilts to display in
their show. To have a quilt displayed in the show or to sell
on consignment, please contact Jane Crutchfield 283-4456,
[email protected]
Thursday, April 10
SAVING MONEY: Money Smart WeekВ®, a public
awareness campaign designed to help consumers better
manage their personal finances, will be observed with several of programs at the Jones Library during the week of
April 5-12. On Thursday, April 10 at 10:30 a.m., there will
be a children’s story hour with a special focus on money
and saving.
Friday, April 11
RED SHOE BALL: Friends of Children will hold its
third annual Red Shoe Ball on Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at
the Garden House in Look Memorial Park. The event is a
benefit for Friends of Children, an organization that advocates for abused and neglected children, many of whom are
in foster care.
Saturday, April 12
CO-OP MEMBERSHIP: Amherst Community Co-op
is holding its official membership drive kickoff event on
Saturday, April 12. The event will be at the Immanuel
Lutheran Church at 867 North Pleasant St. in Amherst,
from 4 to 6 p.m.
DASH & DINE: Dining Services at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst is hosting its Fifth Annual 5K
Dash & Dine for Relief/Walk & Run on Saturday, April
12 to promote healthy eating and fitness and to benefit the
Amherst Survival Center.
EASTER BUNNY BREAKFAST:On Saturday, April
12 the Granby American Legion Unit #266 will host a
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The event will be held
at the American Legion, on Pleasant Street in Granby.
Tickets are $5 per person and children under 5 eat free.
Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Granby Lions Club
Spring Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, April
12 from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ Parish Hall in
Granby Center. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage,
orange juice, and coffee. The ticket price is $5.00 and can
be purchased at the door. The proceeds from this breakfast
will be going to support the Granby Lions Community
Outreach requests.
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Saturday, April 19
POWWOW: Native American music, dance and culture
will be the focus of the annual Powwow on Saturday, April
19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Curry Hicks Cage at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst.
EASTER EGG HUNT: The Belchertown Recreation
Department is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday,
April 19 beginning at 11 a.m. at the grounds of the department. The hunt is meant for children age 10 and under. The
cost is $4 per child. There will be goodies and balloons
along with a basket full of eggs for each child. Arrive early,
bring your own camera and take a picture with the Easter
Bunny! The event is very popular and space is limited to
100 participants. Pre-register at the Recreation Department.
WALK WHERE DINOS ROAMED: How were dinosaur footprints preserved in the rock? What can we learn
from studying their tracks? Come check out these fabulous
specimens of trace fossils from 200 million years ago! This
guided program, on Saturday, April 19 from 10 to 11 a.m.,
is for families and suitable for ages 6 and up. It will be
held at the Dinosaur Footprints, Route 5 in Holyoke. Rain
or shineВё severe weather cancels. Questions? Call 413-5846788. The event is free and co-sponsored by The Trustees
of Reservations and the MA Department of Conservation
& Recreation (DCR).
Tuesday, April 15
LECTURE: A lecture titled “Inside the Science of
Genetically Modified Plants (GMOs)” will be led by Prof.
Elizabeth Vierling, distinguished professor of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts,
Amherst on Tuesday, April 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the town
room, Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave. The event is
free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 20
Happy Easter
Tuesday, April 22
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OBITUARIES
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certificate and must be
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cost of the space occupied by the item in the
advertisement.
DEATH NOTICES
Conkey, Sylvia J. (Pratt)
Died March 29, 2014
Graveside service
April 18, 2014
Mt. Hope Cemetery
Foote, Eleanor Y. (Rimbold)
Died April 1, 2014
Visitation April 7, 2014
Beers & Story
Belchertown Funeral Home
Ribeiro, Irene Klowan
Died March 25, 2014
Burial in the spring
Ryder Funeral Home
Vassallo, Paul
Died April 5, 2014
Funeral services
April 14, 2014
Douglass Funeral Home
Amherst
Sylvia J. (Pratt) Conkey
1921-2014
BELCHERTOWN - Sylvia J.
(Pratt) Conkey, 92, former longtime
resident died peacefully Friday,
March 29 at Baldwinville Nursing
Home. Born in Belchertown, Nov.
28, 1921, she was the daughter of Theron V. and Celia B.
(Blackmer) Pratt, she was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate
of Belchertown High School and
attended Northampton Commercial
College. A longtime member of
the United Methodist Church, she
served as the church’s organist and
choir director for 37 years. She
worked at the former Belchertown
State School for 22 years, retiring as administrative assistant in
the personnel office. Her husband
Edward B. “Bud” Conkey died in
2001. She will be deeply missed by
her children, Edward W. of Athol,
James P. of New Salem, John H
and Virginia C. Ayers and David A.
all of Belchertown along with 10
grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Besides her parents and
husband, she was preceded in death
by her siblings, Hazel Marshall and
Merton Pratt. A graveside service
will be Friday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at
Mt. Hope Cemetery. To honor her
wishes, donations may be made to
the United Methodist Church Music
Fund, 31 Main St., Belchertown,
01007. To sign online guest book,
please visit www.beersandstory.
com.
Eleanor Y.
(Rimbold) Foote
1942-2014
BELCHERTOWN - Eleanor
Y. (Rimbold) Foote, of George
H a n n u m
Street died on
April 1, 2014
at Baystate
M e d i c a l
Center. Born
Oct. 4, 1942
in Holyoke,
she was the
daughter of
Richard E.
Rimbold, Sr.
and Doris M.
(Terault) Rimbold. Eleanor grew
up in Belchertown and worked for
many years at the Belchertown
State School as a shift supervisor. Eleanor enjoyed ceramics,
camping, and playing cards with
her family and friends. In 1983,
Eleanor was predeceased by her
husband Larry Foote, Sr. and will
be greatly missed by her children,
Larry R. Foote, Jr. and Cindy L.
Foote as well as Bruce A. Foote
and his wife Sandy Foote all of
Belchertown. She also leaves
a brother, Bruce J. Rimbold, Sr.
of Belchertown, daughter-in-law,
Penny (Pascal) Foote, five grandchildren and one great grandchild
along with extended family and
friends. Besides her parents and
husband, Eleanor was also predeceased by her son, Richard J. Foote
and brother, Richard E. Rimbold
Jr. Visitation was held Monday
at the Beers & Story Belchertown
Funeral Home. Friends and family gathered Tuesday at the funeral
home and proceeded to St. Francis
Church for a Funeral Mass. Burial
followed in South Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, charity of choice. For
details, please visit www.beersandstory.com.
Irene Ribeiro
Paul Vassallo
1920-2014
1956-2014
B E L C H E RT OW N – I r e n e
Klowan Ribeiro, born on June 30,
1920, died
on March 25,
2014 at the
age of 93.
She was the
last of five
children born
to Wasil and
Anna Klowan
in Holyoke.
She grew
up on Park
Street in Holyoke and on Sept. 24,
1938 married Adelino A. Ribeiro.
There they raised their four boys,
James, Michael, Richard and John,
on South Summer Street until
1956 when they bought a house
in Belchertown. It was there that
their only daughter Judith was
born, and they lived together until
Leno passed away in 1987. Irene
remained in Belchertown, in the
same house, until her health began
to fail her just a month ago. She
remained active until the end, going
for walks, going to Bingo with
her friends, playing cards with her
family members, and visiting with
friends and family. She was much
beloved by all those around her,
who held her up as an example of
living life to the fullest, up until
the end. Irene leaves behind her
four sons, James of Belchertown,
Michael of Granby, Richard of
Greenfield, John of Ascutney,
VT, and daughter Judith Cohen
of Springfield, 17 grandchildren,
and 21 great-grandchildren. Also,
Christine Barthelette, who was her
visiting nurse helper and friend,
her bingo partners Claire and Alice,
her nieces Anne and Irene and
their families, her neighbors who
were always there for her, all of the
Meals on Wheels, Senior Center,
and St. Francis Church volunteers.
Burying will be in the spring at a
date to be determined. All arrangements by Ryder Funeral Home and
will be private
GRANBY - Paul
Vassallo, 58, passed away peacefully on April 5 at Country Estates
of Agawam. Born on Jan. 9, 1956
in Northampton he was the son of
the late Joseph and Mary (Pento)
Vassallo. He proudly served in the
U.S. Marine Corps from 1974 –
1985. Paul was a skilled handyman
and had a passion for repairing and
restoring cars. He always enjoyed
cooking for large crowds and was
an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots
and NASCAR. Paul is survived
by his son Nicholas of Granby,
two daughters, Jennifer and Amy
of VA and his closest friend and
beloved golden retriever, Jack. He
also leaves six brothers and sisters, Joseph and his partner Janet
of Hadley, Rosalie Mikalunas and
her husband Robert of Amherst,
Carol Orrell and her husband David
of Shutesbury, John and his wife
Trish of Hadley, Michael and his
wife Kathy of Sunderland, Robert
and his wife Lynda of Shutesbury
as well as several nieces, nephews
and great nieces and nephews. Paul
was predeceased by his brothers
Angelo and Richard. Funeral services will be on Monday, April 14,
at 10 a.m. at the Douglass Funeral
Home, Amherst. Burial with military honors will follow in Pelham
Valley Cemetery. Calling hours
will be Sunday, April 13, from 1
to 3 p.m. at the Douglass Funeral
Service. Memorial donations in
Paul’s name may be made to The
V Foundation for Cancer Research,
106 Towerview Court, Cary, NC
27513-3595. Obituary and memorial register at www.douglassfuneral.
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AMHERST SENIORS | from Page 20
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Clinic, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Morning Yoga, 10:45 to 11:45
a.m. Line Dancing, 11:45 a.m. lunch, 12:30 p.m. Chinese
Mahjongg, 1 to 2 p.m. Folk Dancing, 1 to 3 p.m. Cosmology,
1 to 3 p.m. Scrabble, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Osteoporosis Resistance
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Wednesday, April 16: 8:30 to 10 a.m. Osteoporosis
Resistance Training, 9:30 a.m. Free Bread Program, 9:30
to 11 a.m. Morning Yoga, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Gentle Fitness,
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Level 1 Yoga, 11:45 a.m. lunch, 12
to 4 p.m. Bridge, 12:30 p.m. Boxes of Food, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Arthritis Exercise, 1 to 3 p.m. Hearing Care Services, 2 to 4
p.m. New Options
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Exercise Class, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Acupuncture, 9:30 to 11
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Memoir Writing, 1 to 4 p.m. Chess Games, 1:30 to 3:30
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Resistance Training
Friday, April 18: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Craft Club, 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Cribbage Games, 9:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. Foot Care
and Ear Irrigation with Sharon, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Ballroom
Dancing, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Function Well Exercise Class,
11 to 11:30 a.m. Gentle Fitness, 11:34 a.m. lunch, 12:30 to 2
p.m. Arthritis Exercise, 1 to 3 p.m. Mexican Train Dominos,
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LEGALS
OFFICE OF
THE BOARD OF
SELECTMEN
BOARD OF LICENSE
COMMISSIONERS
TOWN OF
BELCHERTOWN
Notice is hereby given
under Chapter 138 of the
General Laws that Antonio’s
Pizza of Belchertown, Inc.
d/b/a/ Antonio’s Pizza By
The Slice, Walter G. Pacheco
– Manager, has applied for
a Section 12 Restaurant
License for the sale of All
Alcoholic Beverages at 31
Federal Street, Belchertown,
Massachusetts.
A public hearing specific to the above referenced
application will be held on
Monday, April 14, 2014, at
7:35 p.m. in the Selectmen’s
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William R. Barnett,
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Brenda Q. Aldrich
Ronald E. Aponte
Kenneth E. Elstein
George D. Archible
4/3,4/10/14
Notice of Planning Board
Hearing Legal Notice
Relative to
Proposed Zoning By-Law
Amendments
Pursuant to
M.G.L. c. 40A, В§ 5.
The Planning Board of the
Town of Belchertown, MA,
will hold a public hearing
to discuss proposed amendments to the town's zoning
by-law. The public hearing
will be held as follows:
Place: Lawrence Memorial Hall, 2 Jabish St., Belchertown, MA
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM
The subject matter of the
proposed amendments is
indicated below:
To replace the existing
Article XIV, Business and
Technology Park with a new
Article XIV, Business Neighborhood Center.
Anyone interested and
wishing to be heard should
appear at the time and place
designated.
Text relative to the proposed amendments are avail-
able for inspection during
regular business hours at the
Town Clerk’s office and the
Planning Office.
Christopher Laurenzo
Chairman, Planning Board
4/3,4/10/14
Please check the
accuracy of your
legal notice prior to
submission (i.e., date,
time, spelling). Also,
be sure the requested
publication date
coincides with the
purpose of the notice,
or as the law demands.
Thank you.
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59. Particle fineness
grades
60. Obtain
CLUES DOWN
1. Colas
2. Awaken
3. Better half
4. In event that
5. Demotes
6. City in NE
Pakistan
7. Lotus roadster
model
8. University board
trustees
9. 40th state
12. Egyptian Sun
god (var. sp.)
13. Hindu exercise
discipline
17. Small coin
(French)
19. More naked
20. Feel deep
affection for
21. A protected
community
25. Nation of birth
29. Two people
singing
31. Applauding
sounds
32. Variable stars
33. Reject
35. Building up
38. Not a fraction
41. Sailor
43. An evening
party
44. Hollow for a
lightbulb
45. Type
46. Dutch portrait
painter Sir
Peter
47. River of Hesse
49. N. Botswanan
lake
56. 1/10 gram
(abbr.)
57. Original
Hawkeye
actor’s initials
answers
We are open from 8am–7pm (urgent care from 5–7)
Mon.-Fri. 12pm-4pm for urgent care on Sat., Sun. & Holidays
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For Sale
Tag Sale
A public service announcement
presented by your community paper
ANTIQUE AND PERIOD chairs –
Restored with new woven seats –
Many styles and weaves available.
Call (413)267-9680.
T-SHIRTS CUSTOM PRINTED.
$5.50 heavyweight. “Gildan,” min.
order
of
36
pcs.
HATS,
embroidered $6.00. Free catalog.
(800)242-2374. Berg Sportswear.
40.
TAG SALE, INDOORS, Saturday,
April 12, 8:30 am- noon.
Attention Collectors! Dinnerware
including large collection of
Johnson Brothers Old Britain
Castles (pink) and Rose Chintz
and other British pink transfer
ware, Spode and Lenox serving
dishes, Belleek vase. Pier.
Assorted stemware including pink
Depression
wine
glasses.
Candlesticks: Waterford crystal,
brass and cut glass. Serving
platters and accessories. Milk
glass, silver plate spoons and
serving pieces. Plate chargers.
Linen tablecloths and napkins,
placemats, napkin rings. Lamps
and lamp shades, decor pieces,
Kuerig coffee maker, espresso
maker, silk flowers. Weller Pottery
pieces. Oak stools, throw pillows
and more! 41 Longview St.,
Palmer.
USED CONTAINMENT VESSEL,
holds 275 gallon oil tank. $75. Call
(413)323-7382.
TAG SALE, INDOORS, Saturday,
April 12, 8:30 am- noon.
Attention Collectors! Dinnerware
including large collection of
Johnson Brothers Old Britain
Castles (pink) and Rose Chintz
and other British pink transferware, Spode and Lenox serving
dishes, Belleek vase. Pier.
Assorted stemware including pink
Depression
wine
glasses.
Candlesticks: Waterford crystal,
brass and cut glass. Serving
platters and accessories. Milk
glass, silver plate spoons and
serving pieces. Plate chargers.
Linen tablecloths and napkins,
placemats, napkin rings. Lamps
and lamp shades, decor pieces,
Kuerig coffee maker, espresso
maker, silk flowers. Weller Pottery
pieces. Oak stools, throw pillows
and more! 41 Longview St.,
Palmer.
WHEELERS TRADING POST
Open for the season April 12.
Every Saturday 9-5. IndoorOutdoor. Modern and Vintage. 23
Old Gilbertville Road, Ware.
Auctions
THE CONTENTS OF storage unit
leased by Clarice Stocks, Tom
Griffin and Joanne Hart will be
auctioned off at Secure Storage,
Southbridge Road, Warren, Mass.
The date of the auction is
4/29/2014 at 8:30 am. Any
questions or inquiries call 508320-2329.
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Hay For Sale
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Drive it!
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Koran’s Farm (413)267-3396.
Miscellaneous
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Serving
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Firewood
Firewood
!!!!ALL RED & WHITE OAK!!!!
Fresh cut, over a cord guaranteed.
Cut, split, prompt delivery. Call D
& D Cordwood (413)348-4326.
FIREWOOD
Fresh cut & split $160.00.
Seasoned cut & split $175.00
All hardwood.
*Also have seasoned softwood for
outdoor boilers (Cheap).
Quality & volumes guaranteed!!
New England Forest Products
(413)477-0083.
PARTIALLY SEASONED OAK &
HARDWOODS.
Cut,
split,
delivered. 2, 3 & 4 cord loads. R.T.
Smart & Sons 1-413-267-3827
www.rtsmartwood.com.
ALL SEASONED HARDWOOD
cut, split and delivered. Prompt
delivery.
MC/Visa
Westview
Farms, 111 East Hill Road,
Monson (413)267-9631.
FIREWOOD: HEAT TREATMENT
Certified & Kiln Dried. Wholesale
& Retail, loose or stacked. Will
deliver. Insect Free, Dryness
Guaranteed. 1-800-373-4500.
CENTRAL MASS FLEA Market
Every Sunday April 20 thru Oct 26
2014. Space $15.00, Time 6:303:00 Buy, Sell, Trade. For
Information (413)283-3571
Firewood
Flea Market
TAX TIME
Personal & Small Business Tax Returns
We Make House Calls
David E. Whitney
Phone/Fax
413-289-0058
Credit Cards Welcome
[email protected]
Notary Public
Sixty-Five Jim Ash Road
Palmer, MA 01069-9814
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CHANTEL BLEAU
ACCOUNTING SERVICES
For Full Accounting & Tax Service
Registered Tax Return Preparer
228 West St., Ware, MA 01082
413-967-8364
Call For An
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~ 27 years tax experience ~
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(413) 283-5596
62 Jim Ash St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Certified Public
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413-283-8393 • 1-800-824-6548
OLD CARS, TRUCKS, tractors,
motorcycles, etc. In your backyard
or barn? That’s OK, old antiques,
anything old or interesting wanted.
Looking for projects. Fair prices
paid. Call Brian/ Tracy (413)4369115 Days, (413)436-8384 Eves.
WANTED
ANTIQUES
&
COLLECTIBLES
Furniture,
Advertising signs, Toys, Dolls,
Trains Crocks & Jugs, Musical
Instruments, Sterling Silver &
Gold, Coins, Jewelry, Books,
Primitives, Vintage Clothing,
Military items, Old Lamps.
Anything old. Contents of attics,
barns and homes. One item or
complete estate. Call (413)2673786 or (413)539-1472 Ask for
Frank.
WE
PAY
FAIR
PRICES!!!
Wanted To Buy
LEE’S COINS AND JEWELRY
Buying, selling gold and silver.
239 West Main Street,
East Brookfield
Mon, Thurs, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4,
Wed 9-6 (508)637-1236.
(508)341-6355.
The IRS does not endorse any particular individual tax return preparer.
For more information on tax preparers go to irs.gov.
Income Tax Preparation
Individuals & Business Taxes
All Eligible Returns Filed Electronically At No Additional Charge
588 Center Street, Ludlow
www.ajefinancial.com
OLD
CARPENTER
TOOLS
wanted. Planes, chisels, saws,
levels, etc. Call Ken 413-4332195. Keep your vintage tools
working and get MONEY.
WANTED: ALL MOTORCYCLES
before 1990. Running or not.
Japanese,
British,
American,
European. Top cash paid. Free
pick-up. Location Central New
York.
(315)569-8094,
[email protected]
2014
Kitchen Table Taxes
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www.bkdilloncpa.com
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Easthampton, Massachusetts
P. (413) 303-9884 • F. (413) 303-0111
[email protected]
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Belchertown, Massachusetts
P. (413) 575-6117 • F. (413) 303-0111
[email protected]
Your
Ad
Could
be
Here
Wanted To Buy
NEW
ENGLAND
ESTATE
PICKERS “in the Old Monson
Bowling Alley” We are buying
all types of Antiques and
Collectibles!! Simply Bring your
items in for a Free Evaluation
and/ or Cash Offer!! We will
come to you. Contents of attic,
basements, entire estates!!
Clean sweep service. All Gold
and Silver Items to include;
jewelry, costume and estate
pcs., wrist/pocket watches,
class ring, etc., broken or not.
Silverware
sets,
trays,
trophies, etc., Coins of all sorts,
Proof sets, Silver dollars and
other coinage collections! All
types of Old Advertising
Signs, Military items to include
Daggers, Swords, Bayonets,
guns,
medals,
uniforms,
helmets etc. Old toys, train
sets, dolls, metal trucks, old
games, model car kits from the
’60s,
old
bicycles,
motorcycles,
pedal
cars,
Matchbox, action figures, Pre1970’s Baseball cards, comic
books, etc.! Old picture frames,
prints and oil paintings, old
fishing equipment, lures, tackle
boxes! Post Card albums, old
coke machines, pinball, juke
boxes, slot machines, musical
instruments, guitars of all
types,
banjos,
horns,
accordions, etc. Old cameras,
microscopes, telescopes, etc.
Just like on T.V. We buy all
things seen on “Pickers” and
the “Pawn Shop” shows!! Call
or Bring your items in to our
4,500 square foot store!! 64
Main Street., Monson (“The
Old Bowling Alley”) We are
your Estate Specialists!! Over
30 yrs. in the Antique Business!
Prompt Courteous Service!
Open Daily 10:00- 5:00 Sun.
12:00- 5:00 (413)267-3729.
Services
*****
A CALL WE HAUL
WE TAKE IT ALL
WE LOAD IT ALL
Lowest Rates,
accumulations, junk, estates,
attics, garages, appliances,
basements, demo services
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All Major CC's
CALL NOW (413)531-1936
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*******A B HAULING AND
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Cellars, attics, garages cleaned,
yard
debris.
Barns,
sheds,
demolished. Swimming pools
removed. Cheaper than dumpster
fees and we do all the work.
Lowest rates. Fully insured.
(413)267-3353, cell (413)2228868.
***A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL***
Cheaper than a dumpster. I do all
the work, cleanouts, attics, cellars,
barns, garages and appliance
removal. 10% discount with this
ad. Free Est. (413)596-7286
A HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTINGprojects,
decks,
porches, updating, hauling loam,
stone F-550. Backhoe, loader
equipment. Commercial, Residential Tim (413)563-2229
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Services
Services
ABSOLUTE CHIMNEY SERVICES C.S.I.A. Certified and
Insured. Sweeping chimneys year
round. Thank you. 413-967-8002.
HOME THEATER, AV Tech.
(Cert. ISF/HAA). The only Cert.
Installers in this area. Put in
theater for you or install a Plasma
the right way. Sales, service. 413374-8000, 413-374-8300.
www.a-v-tech.com
ACE
CHIMNEY
SWEEPS.
Cleanings, inspections, repairs,
caps,
liners,
waterproofing,
rebuilds. Gutterbrush Installations.
Local family owned since 1986.
HIC #118355. Fully insured.
(413)547-8500.
BILODEAU AND SON Roofing.
Established 1976. New re-roofs
and repairs. Gutter cleanings and
repairs. Licensed/ insured. Call
(413)967-6679.
CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &
refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +
years experience. Call Walt at
(413)267-9680 for estimate.
Colonial Carpentry Innovations, Inc.
Design & Build Team
“New World Technology with Old World Quality”
www.colonialinnovation.com
Kitchens • Baths • Doors • Additions
Renovations • Custom Designs • New Homes
DRYWALL
AND
CEILINGS,
plaster repair. Drywall hanging.
Taping & complete finishing. All
ceiling textures. Fully insured.
Jason at Great Walls.
(413)563-0487
FREE METAL PICKUP Washers,
dryers, all appliances, lawnmowers, motorcycles, car parts, gas
grills, old car batteries, any metal.
Cars- we pay $. If you got junk call
Pete or Ruth (413)283-6006.
Cleaning Services
THE GARAGE. FULL service
auto repair- foreign & domestic, oil
changes, MA State inspections. 1
Barre Rd., Petersham. 978-7243237.
WE
RENOVATE,
SELL
&
PURCHASE (any condition) horse
drawn vehicles such as sleighs,
carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s
buggies,
driveable
or
lawn
ornaments. Some furniture and
other
restoration
services
available.
Reasonable prices.
Quality
workmanship.
Call
(413)213-0373 for estimate and
information.
Demers & Sons
Belchertown, MA
Eldercare
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
Home Improvement
SENIORS! LIFE TOO HARD?
Can’t deal with Bureaucracy &
Internet? Need help with errands?
Need a kind ear? (413)687-8629
Electrician
ASPHALT PAVING
COMMERCIAL
Residential
Crackfilling
Potholes
Catch Basins
Sidewalks
“For All Your
Asphalt Needs”
DEPENDABLE ELECTRICIAN,
FRIENDLY
service,
installs
deicing cables. Free estimates.
Fully insured. Scott Winters
electrician Lic. #13514-B Call
(413)244-7096.
MICHAEL CHAMPAGNE SERVICE changes, additions, computer
wiring, generators. If it needs
wiring we do it. License #40214E
Insured. Call (413)210-9140
PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
years experience. References. Lic
#086220. Please call Kevin 978355-6864.
Bob (413) 374-6175
or Jen (413) 244-5112
DRIVEWAYS, OIL AND stone,
durable but inexpensive. Choice of
colors, also driveway repair and
trucking available. Fill/ Loam/
Gravel. Call J. Fillion Liquid
Asphalt (413)668-6192.
*NEW STATE LAW. Anyone
advertising caring of children must
list a license number to do so if
they offer this service in their own
home.
INTERIOR/ EXTEROR PAINTING, handyman, house and deck
powerwashing, deck staining,
gutters
cleaned.
Prompt
professional service. Call 413-3236425,
[email protected]
PLUMBING JOBS DONE by fast
and accurate master plumber.
Small jobs welcome. Cheap hourly
rate. LC9070 Paul 413-323-5897.
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Child Services
Lifetime Warranty on Craftsmanship
lic. & ins.
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& COMPLETE
JANITORIAL
SERVICE
Excavating
C.P.S. 1-800-DRIVEWAY
BLACKTOP, STONE,
CONCRETE, resurface, dig outs,
new installs, repairs, seal coating,
drainage our specialty tired of the
mud and dust give us a call 413283-5296 or 1-800-driveway
413-531-9393
Home Improvement
www.rogersrugs.com
20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE!
Complete carpentry, drywall and
painting services. For all your
home improvement needs.
Kitchens, baths, finished
basements and more!
Joe’s GC-License #CS093368.
(413) 219-6951.
OFFICE
CLEANING
SERVICE
Roger M. Driscoll
Owner
Fully Insured
Free Estimates
A.C.M. BUILDING all general
carpentry, kitchens, baths, tile,
drywall, basements, additions,
painting, decks (413)348-9826
C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1
Call for all your needs. Windows,
siding, roofs, additions, decks,
baths, hardwood floors, painting.
All work 100% guaranteed.
Licensed and insured. Call Bob
(413)596-8807 Cell
CS Lic.
#97110, HIC Lic #162905
y aq
Free Estimates
(413)267-4088
COMPLETE CONSTRUCTIONADDITIONS,
kitchen
and
bathroom remodels, windows,
doors, roofing, siding. Free
estimates. Fully insured. Jim
Natle, J&N Carpentry (413)3480383 CS Lic #CS057516, HIC Lic
#163318.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS. REMODELING. Kitchens, baths. Ceramic tile, windows, painting,
wallpapering, textured ceilings,
siding, additions. Insurance work.
Fully insured. Free estimates. 413246-2783 Ron. Member of the
Home Builders Association of MA.
Instruction
DON'T BE A STARVING
ARTIST - learn how to teach
painting with this special
method to people of all ages
and abilities and have your own
business with a stable income.
Fill the need for more art in
healthcare facilities. Check it
out at:
www.artis4every1.com or call
(508)882-3947
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION
Kitchen, bath, foyers. References.
Lic #086220. Please call Kevin
(978)355-6864.
$ Fill Out and Mail This Money Maker $
Instruction
TRUCK DRIVERS
NEEDED
A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS
Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500
UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER
SCHOOL
Unitedcdl.com
Landscaping
**ALL
SPRING,
SUMMER,
FALL** Specializing in shrub
trimming, tree pruning, landscape
design, clean-ups, loam, stone,
mulch deliveries. Also small front
loader and backhoe service. Fully
insured. Professional work. Please
call
Bob
(413)538-7954,
(413)537-5789.
A-1 RICK BERGERON
LAWN CARE
Spring Clean-ups
Mowing & Landscaping
Loader and Backhoe
Trucking
Over 30 yrs. in business
All Calls Returned
413-283-3192
ACM. HYDROSEEDING, LOAM,
bobcat, fieldstone walls, retaining
wall systems, pavers, trex decks,
mulch and plantings. Waterfalls
and ponds. ACMBUILDING.COM
(413)348-9826.
CUSTOMER LAWN FERTILIZATION programs, mosquito & tick
control,
professional
mowing
services, landscape installation,
mulch. C. Valley Landscaping
(413)626-9068.
DJ’S LANDSCAPING NOW
accepting new customers for
2014, weekly mowing, Spring
Clean-ups, dethatching, aeration, overseeding, hydroseeding, screened topsoil,
retaining walls, walkways,
patios
installed,
bobcat/
excavator service, dozer
work, drainage, new lawn
installation, mulch, stone, sod
installation (413)530-1613.
LAWN MOWING/SPRING CLEANUPS call now for great prices on
lawn mowing and spring cleanups
and all your landscaping needs.
Call Xtreme Landscaping 413626-6207
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24.50
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25.00
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25.50
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26.00
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Run my ad in the following Zones(s):
QUABBIN
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PHONE
ADDRESS
TOWN
STATE
COMPLETE
LANDSCAPE/
LAWNCARE, mowing, Spring
clean-ups,
lawn
installation/
repairs, overseeding, thatching,
aeration, fertilizing, mulching,
shrub planting/ pruning, hardscapes. Insured. Graduate Stockbridge
School
Agriculture
(413)967-6751.
ROTOTILLER FOR HIRE $25
minimum fee + 20Вў a square ft.
Eve. & weekends. New & preexisting gardens. No job too small.
Call Bill (413)221-0421. Senior
Discount available
Suburban Residential
Circulation: 59,000
Buy the Quabbin Village Hills or the Suburban
Residential ZONE for $24.00 for 20 words plus
50Вў for additional words. Add $5 for a second ZONE.
SUBURBAN
NAME
Lawn & Garden
Quabbin Village Hills
Circulation: 50,500
1
First ZONE base price
ZIP
THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY AT NOON
Send to Turley Publications, 24 Water St., Palmer MA 01069.
Must include check.
Or call 413-283-7084 to place your ad.
Add a second ZONE
includes additional words
+ $500
Subtotal
x Number of Weeks
TOTAL enclosed
Did you remember to check your zone?
SPRING CLEANUPS & GENERAL LAWN AND LANDSCAPE
MAINTENANCE. Golf course
quality work at a fair price. All jobs
negotiable. (413)883-2616
Pools
AFFORDABLE POOL OPENINGS, cover pumping, tear downs,
filter repair, new/used filters,
motors, weekly vacs, chemicals.
Call to schedule LaRue (413)5837890 (413)289-0164, (413)3868557
Legal Services
WERE YOU IMPLANTED with a
St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Lead
Wire between June 2001 and
December 2010? Have you had
this lead replaced, capped or did
you receive shocks from the lead?
You
may
be
entitled
to
compensation. Contact Attorney
Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727.
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Painting
FORBES & SONS PAINTING &
STAINING Interior/ exterior, new
construction, carpentry repairs,
ceiling/
drywall,
wallpaper
removal. Vinyl pressure washing/
mildew
treatments.
Free
estimates. Owner operated since
1985.
Affordable
prices.
Residential/ Commercial. Insured.
www.westernmasspainting.com
(413)887-1987
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Roofing
Horses
Help Wanted
SKY-TECH ROOFING, INC. 25
years experience. Commercial,
residential. Insured. Shingles,
single-ply systems. Tar/ gravel,
slate repairs. 24 hour Emergency
Repairs.
(413)536-3279,
(413)348-9568, (413)204-4841.
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
offered year round at our state of
the art facility. Beginner to
advanced. Ages 4 years to adult.
Boarding, sales and leasing also
available. Convenient location at
Orion Farm in South Hadley.
(413)532-9753
www.orionfarm.net
FULL TIME Construction/ pool
industry. Will train. Call Mark
(413)531-4192.
Tree Work
Help Wanted
KEEP IT PAINTING– Klems
excellent
exterior
painting.
Interiors too. Specializing in all
aspects of quality painting and
staining. 25 years experience.
Free consultation. Steve (413)4778217
ATEKS TREE IS a fully insured
company offering free estimates
and 24 hr emergency service.
Specializing in tree climbing. No
job too big or small. (413)6873220.
$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS become
a foster parent! Call today to learn
about working with children and
adolescents with special emotional
needs. Call Devereux Therapeutic
Foster Care at 413-734-2493.
Plumbing
DJ’S LANDSCAPING- STUMPGRINDING, LOT CLEARING,
brush chipping, tree removal/
trimming, bobcat service,. Free
Estimates. Fully insured (413)5301613.
LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222
Prevent Emergencies Now
For a Prevention Analysis
Call LINC For Your Connection
(413)668-5299
Roofing
Pets
ALL TYPES OF ROOFING,
shingle, flat and slate. Snow
removal from roofs. Call Local
Builders (413)626-5296. Complete
roofing systems and repairs.
Fully licensed and insured. MA CS
#102453.
Lifetime
warranty.
Senior Discount. 24 hour service.
RETIRED RACING
GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE
FOR ADOPTION
spayed/neutered, wormed,
shots, heartworm tested,
teeth cleaned
RAINGUTTER
SPECIALISTS
SEAMLESS gutter and downspout
systems repaired and replaced.
Residential
and
commercial.
Lifetime warranty. 30 years
experience (413)283-2088.
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Make a Fast Friend!
Greyhound Options Inc.
Call Mary at 413-566-3129
or Claire at 413-967-9088
or go to
www.greyhoundoptions.org.
ADM ASST INSURANCE Agency.
PT to FT for the right person. Must
have strong history of reliability
and
excellent
work
ethic.
Telemkt/Sales experience a plus!
Excellent computer skills and use
of QuickBooks required. Salary
base plus bonus, hours can vary
between 9am-5pm - min 25 per
week. Fax resume to 866-7017121 or email to [email protected]
DRIVERS: DRY VAN. Springfield
& Westfield, MA. 48ft & 53ft Dry
Vans. Delivering Farm & Home
Products in an 11 state area. All
loading done by shipper & unload
by customer. 2,000-2,500 miles
(per week). 2-3 Day per week
(varies) at home. Mileage + Stop
Pay + Dentition & Holiday Pay.
Full
Comprehensive
Benefit
Package. CDL-A w/Haz. End. 1yr
T/T Exp. 21yoa. Dan 803-2702315 EOE M/F/D/V
DRIVERS: LOCAL AGAWAM,
MA. Dry Van Openings. Great
Pay, Benefits! CDL-A, 1yr Exp.
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www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642
Wanted Homemakers,
CNA’s, Certified PCA’s
and CHHA’s in the Paxton,
Barre & Hardwick areas!
Growing and Busy Home Care Agency with 8 locations
throughout Massachusetts is expanding to Worcester
Mass.! We are seeking caring and compassionate aides to
serve the frail elderly population with homemaking and
personal care needs. Competitive rates!! Must be willing
to work weekends! Own transportation required!!
PREP COOK/ DISHWASHER/
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We are a high technology wire and cable company specializing in the use
of superior insulation systems for the aerospace, automotive and consumer
electronics industries.
MACHINE OPERATORS &
EXTRUDER OPERATORS
2ND & 3RD SHIFTS
We are currently hiring 2nd and 3rd shift Machine Operators and Extruder
Operators in our Turners Falls facility. Successful candidates will be highly
motivated, flexible, have strong mechanical skills and a solid work history.
Must be available to work overtime and/or weekends. Positions are
direct and temp-to-hire, based on experience, require a High School Diploma
or GED and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions. Manufacturing
experience preferred. Employment contingent upon successful background and
drug screening.
We offer highly competitive wages, a comprehensive benefits package and a
safe, pleasant work environment.
Please send resume to: Human Resources, Judd Wire
124 Turnpike Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376,
Fax: 413-863-9524; Email: [email protected] EOE
TOOMEY-LOVETT
109 West St.
Ware, MA 01082
413-967-6326
800-486-2121
West Brookfield:
508-867-7064
OUR INVENTORY
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PROPER PRICING EQUALS
FAST SALES
WARE: OPEN HOUSE Sun 4/13
1-2, 6 Bellevue Ave, Ext. Colonial
home with new kitchen and other
recent updates, near Grenville
Park. Nice home for just starting
out. $134,000
NEW - STURBRIDGE: Two
bedroom Ranch on dead end
street, sunroom, private back yard,
handy to pike. Affordable for
Sturbridge. $179,900
WARE: Cheaper than rent, two
bedroom home near downtown,
very affordable at $59,000
WALES: Two bedroom, two bath
oversized home in adult park.
Minutes to Rt 84 and CT border.
Fireplace and pellet stove, large
yard, deck. Must see. $40,000
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Evenings call:
Seeking experienced motivated &
talented stylists to join our artistic
team. Must be reliable and have
great customer service skills.
If you’re looking for a change and
are dedicated to your profession.
AA/EOE
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PERSON TO DISPENSE medication to older gentleman $15/ hr.
Call (413)283-6400.
Hairstylist Wanted
Please call for more information and an interview...Jen
Coppolino (508) 340-3425 [email protected]
com or Mike Doane [email protected]
www.associatedhomecare.com
HHA’S, CNA’S, PCA’S needed.
Highest competitive rates for
Home Care Agency, also paid
mileage.
Professional Medical Services,
Inc. (413)289-9018 Ask for
Denise EOE
ESTABLISHED PAUL MITCHELL
Focus Salon with immediate
employment
opportunity.
P/T
Cosmetologist. Dependability a
must. Call Jennifer (978)355-4467
to arrange a confidential interview.
If interested please contact Family Lives at
(508) 475-0493
Real Estate
FULLER BRUSH COMPANY
Sales
Distributors
Needed.
Looking for people who could use
extra money servicing people in
your area. No Investment. Call 1800-683-2002
Email:
[email protected]
e
Sal
For
Home Care RN’s or LPN’s to care for a beautiful
8 month old in East Brookfield with tracheostomy,
ventilator dependence & GT. Evenings, nights and
weekend shifts available, flexible hours.
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
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Call us for an accurate FREE
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Friedhaber
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Kaczmarski
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978-434-1990
413-967-5463
413-348-8916
413-477-8780
413-593-6656
508-612-4794
508-867-2727
508-341-8934
413-348-0518
508-523-0114
508-331-9031
508-596-0209
Mobile Homes
CHICOPEE LARGE CORNER lot,
2 bedrooms, new heat, H2O,
fenced yard, carport, deck,
enclosed porch, fully applianced,
shingles, vinyl $42,900. (413)5939961
DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM
For Rent
Assisting patients in the home, you will maintain a safe healthy
environment by completing assigned tasks on the home care
aide plan of care.
Part time, 20 hours a week, flexible shifts
Every 7th weekend rotation
Requirements:
• High school graduate or equivalent,
• Completed Certified Home Health Aide training program
and CPR Certified.
• Must have your own vehicle with insurance and a valid
driver’s license in good standing.
To apply, visit baystatehealthjobs.com and search for position
#65446, or contact Jan Blais at 413-794-7605. Please include
a resume with online application.
ALL REAL ESTATE advertised
herein is subject to the Federal
Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal
to
advertise
“any
preference,
limitation,
or
discrimination because of race,
color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status, or national origin,
or intention to make any such
preference,
limitation,
or
discrimination.” We will not
knowingly accept any advertising
for real estate which is in violation
of the law. All persons are hereby
informed
that
all
dwellings
advertised are available on an
equal opportunity basis.
APT. FOR RENT in Ware. 3 room,
stove, refrigerator, wall to wall,
heat and hot water included $650/
Month (413)967-6161.
Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action
employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
BELCHERTOWN HOUSE 38.
LARGE 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath
newer large Colonial. 2 car
garage, deck, yard, W/D hookups. Pets nego. $1,750+ Denison
Corp. (413)549-7100.
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For Rent
For Rent
For Rent
For Rent
Storage
RV’s
BELCHERTOWN STUDIO- ONE
bedroom $595- $695 A/C, WW
carpet, laundry, h/w included. In
center of town. 413-323-1118.
MONSON- LOVELY 1 bedroom
apartment in renovated building.
Modern kitchen, bathroom &
appliances. Hardwood floors,
porch, washer/dryer service, offstreet parking, trash removal. NO
pets/ smoking, FLS required.
$550/ month. Call (413)267-3577.
WARE- 2 BR $700 plus utilities,
Hardwood floors, new kitchen, w/d
hook-up, storage. No smoking/
pets. Credit check, references.
Call for details (413)320-5784
WILBRAHAM
COLONIAL
8
room,
3+
bedroom,
newly
remodeled on 1 acre. Private
backyard. $1400/mo plus utilities.
(413)427-4130
SECURE STORAGE, WARREN,
Mass. Units available. Many sizes.
Call (508)320-2327 for more info.
2003 NATIONAL TROP’I’CAL
Motorhome- $69,900 (Wales, MA)
Model 370T 37 foot diesel pusher
60,000 miles. Triple slide, rear
queen
bed
w/
nightstand,
wardrobe, TV, overhead cabinets,
lav., angle shower, pantry,
refrigerator, 3 burner range,
double kitchen sink, washer/dryer
combo, booth dinette w/ storage
below seats, TV above cab &
more. Very clean and ready to go.
(413)245-1222
BROOKFIELD/ W. BROOKFIELD
Apt, electric heat, hw not included.
Laundry facilities, trash pick-up, on
site mail pick-up & delivery, $600$750/ mo. 1st/ last required. Pets
nego.
Smoke
free
facility
(508)867-7555
FOR RENT
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 any 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 an 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 at 617-565-5308. The toll
free number for the hearing impaired is
1-800-927-9275.
GILBERTVILLE 2 BR apt., 1.5
baths, appliances, W/W, deck,
nice yard. No smoking, No Pets.
$670/ mo (413)477-6030.
GILBERTVILLE, 307 UPPER
Church St., 2nd floor, 2 bedroom
apt. No Pets $600/ mo (413)4776402.
HAP SUBSIDIZED 2 bedrooms 1
bathroom apartments available for
rent. Please call 1-413-967-3453
PALMER 3 BR, fridge, stove,
laundry
hook-ups,
driveway
parking, deposits, credit check,
attic/ cellar storage. Cat OK $875
(413)525-5309, (413)289-1405.
PALMER ONE BEDROOM $750,
heat and electirc included. 1st. fl.
No pets. Available 5/1 (413)2625245.
PALMER
THREE
RIVERS.
Country Manor apartments, 1
bdrm $630, 2 bdrm, $730 month.
All units renov. w/disposal,
dishwashers, microwave, elec.
range, carpets. Parking, fishing
and playground. Cats okay. Call
(413)283-9472.
WARE - 3 BR Apt. Off Street
Parking. 750.00/mo. First, Last &
Security. Breton Realty 413-2836940
WARE 1
BEDROOM apt.
available
starting
at
$500
(413)967-3976.
WARE- 1 BR- off-street parking.
Call (413)436-5600.
WARE. LARGE 1 bedroom. Well
maintained, clean, quiet, safe,
convenient location. 250 South.
W&D hookup, storage cubicle
included. Great credit, 1st & last
$700 plus utilities. Tel: 413-4776932
WARREN A MODERN Studio/
$495 with new kitchen, carpet and
appliances. Free hot water.
Beautiful rural setting with a
mountain view. Located on 67.
Please call (413)323-1118.
WARREN- 1 and 2 bedroom, off
street parking. Call (413)4365600.
Commercial Rentals
WARE- MAIN STREET office
space for rent. Approximately 900
sq.ft. High visability. Plenty of offstreet parking. Propane heat.
Great for Lawyer, etc. $600/
month (413)967-7772
Vacation Rentals
WARM WEATHER IS year round
in Aruba. The water is safe, and
the dining is fantastic. Walk out to
the beach. 3-bedroom weeks
available. Sleeps 8. $3500. Email:
[email protected] for more
information.
Auto Parts
USED AUTO PARTS, 91-day
guarantee.
Large
inventory,
engines, transmissions, radiators,
tires, glass. Excellent service, junk
car removal. Amherst-Oakham
Auto Recycling Coldbrook Road,
Oakham. 1-800-992-0441.
Autos Wanted
$$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
paid for your unwanted cars,
trucks, vans, big and small,
running or not. Call 413-534-5400.
CASH FOR CARS: Any
model or year. We pay
Running or not. Sell your
truck today. Free towing!
offer: 1-800-871-0654.
make,
more!
car or
Instant
We’re apples to oranges
WARE 2 BR apt. upstairs & down,
includes appliances, w/d hook-up.
No smoking, no pets. References,
credit check $750. F/L/S (413)9673642.
WARE 3 BEDROOM apt. Open
floor plan on 1st fl. Off-street
parking, electric/ propane heat.
Water, sewer & trash removal
included. No pets. $650/ month.
First & security (413)967-7772.
WARE 4 BEDROOM townhouse
style. Good area, off-street
parking, water & sewer included.
Propane heat. No pets. $1,000 per
month. First & Security (413)9677772
Visit www.turley.com and click on
“newspapers” to learn why.
HIGHLAND VILLAGE
APARTMENTS
Applications now being
accepted for one, two and
three bedroom apartments
•Spacious Townhouses
with ample closets
•Updated Kitchens
•Private Patios
•Playground
•Community Room
•Laundry Facilities
•Cats Welcome
You’ll find it
in the Turley
For information call
413-967-3822. EHO
27 Boulder Drive, Ware, MA
HILLSIDE VILLAGE
APARTMENTS
Applications now being
accepted for one, two and
three bedroom apartments
Open M-W-F 9-5
Thursday until 7
Saturday 10-3
•Heat and hot water included
•Recently Constructed
•Ample Closets
•Fully Applianced
•Community Room
•Laundry Facilities
•Cats Welcome
•Extra Storage
•24 Hour Maintainance
Three zones and a whole lot of coverage area!
Section 8 Certificates
Welcome
For Information call
(413)967-7755 EHO
17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA
MONSON FARMHOUSE APT.
one bedroom includes electric,
cable, Wi-Fi, hot water, no
smoking/ pets. $700/mo F/L/S
Kevin (413)893-9165.
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be purchased in advance and are available
online at http://give.acco.org/unoriley or
through the organization’s website, www.
Children’s Hospital and the children’s inpaunoriley.weebly.com.
tient floor of Baystate Children’s Hospital
The portable gaming systems include
in Springfield.
dozens of video games for
“Riley wanted to raise
hospital patients to choose
money to buy the game
from, as well as the capasystems for children’s hosbility to play DVD’s. Each
pitals,” Roman said. “He
unit costs about $5,000, and
always loved to help people,
Roman wants to eventually
and giving back to children
reach her son’s goal of getwho were sick was really
ting a unit in each room of
important to him.”
the neuro-oncology floor of
E i g h t - y e a r- o l d R i l ey
Boston Children’s Hospital.
Roman, who died of compli“It’s so important to have
cations from a brain tumor,
resources to help the kids deal
was always an avid fan of
Riley Roman
with being hospitalized for
Uno games, relishing Uno
long periods of time,” Roman
“party nights” with his famsaid. “It’s a lot easier for them
ily that included decorations, food, and
to get through their treatments when they
plenty of fun games. Knowing how much
get that sense of normalcy from a video
her son loved Uno, Roman decided to comgame. It’s also huge for the families, who
bine two of his passions in one event.
often have to uproot their entire lives and
“I thought it would be a good idea to use
leave their homes when their children get
one of his favorite games as a way to help
sick.”
fulfill his goal of raising money for the
In addition to Riley Roman’s desire to
game systems,” she said.
raise money to help the many children he
People of all ages are invited to attend
met while admitted to the hospital, he was
the event and compete in an Uno touralso very active in tornado relief efforts
nament for their chance to win an award
a year before he became ill. His mother
ribbon or medal. First place winners of
selected May as the appropriate time to
individual games will move on to play
host the Uno tournament because May is
for hardware, with one person eventually
brain tumor awareness month.
earning the crown of Uno champion. In
Roman wished to thank the many coraddition, the event will include a raffle,
porate sponsors that have stepped up to
pizza, non-alcoholic beverages, and dessupport the tournament, including Freedom
sert treats. Tickets will be sold in pairs for
Credit Union and Uno Chicago Grill. For
a donation price of $50; each ticket pack
more information about the event, or if you
includes one seat in the Uno tournament
prefer to mail in your ticket registration,
and a free guest pass (the free guest will
send an email to [email protected] The
not compete in the tournament but is welWe Love Riley Fan Club operates under
come to play Uno at one of the non-coma shared 501(c)3 nonprofit status with the
petitive tables). Tickets to the event must
American Childhood Cancer Organization.
RILEY | from Page 1
Little Friends
Child Care Center
58 Daniel Shays Hwy. (Rt. 202 No.) Belchertown
Caring for Children 12mos. - Grade 3
Full day, before and after school programs
and a morning preschool program offered
Lic. # 809640
We
Have
Openings
413-323-8447 www.LittleFriends39.com
WHAT:
WHEN:
WHERE:
WHY:
Uno Tournament
Saturday, May 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Elks Lodge in Holyoke
Proceeds will be used to purchase
portable video game systems
for children on the neurooncology inpatient floor of
Boston Children’s Hospital and
the children’s inpatient floor
of Baystate Children’s Hospital
Turley Publications photo
courtesy of Uno Rules
in Springfield.
Coach
needed
B E L C H E RTOW N
- Belchertown Granby
Eagles are looking
for a volunteer cheerleading coach for the
upcoming football season. Must have flexible
schedule and love kids.
Cheerleading knowledge is a plus! If interested please email the
Eagles at [email protected]
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