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Holliston Teacher, Medway

Resident Seeks Kidney Donor

By J.D. O’Gara

“If there’s ever anyone who

deserves a kidney, it’s Doug

Lack!”

The woman, who had

seen me leave Holliston High

School after my interview with

the visual arts teacher who

leads the Fine and Performing

Arts Department at the

school went out of her way

to capture my attention as I

headed to my vehicle. She and

others at the school knew well

that Doug needed a kidney

and that I was there to interview

him for a humbling story.

In the past six years, he’d appealed

to the public two other

times for a donor at the behest

of his health care providers.

Although one was found the

first time, Doug had luckily

been able to stave off needing

the donation at that time, but

he then later found out that his

match had developed health

problems of her own. The

second entreaty resulted in a

number of local folks coming

forth to get tested, but none

Holliston High School art teacher and Medway resident Doug

Lack, who suffers from a rare disorder, is in need of a kidney.

At the urging of his doctors, he has taken his appeal public more

than once, in hopes of finding a living donor.

yielded results.

Hopefully, the third time’s a

charm.

“I did have a match,” says

Lack, who says a number of

people had stepped forward

to be tested, “but then she herself

had some health issues.”

Although he’s on a list for a

cadaver donor, “a living donor

would be the most beneficial

situation,” he says.

“Doug Lack has been an

institution in this school,” said

faculty member Terry Caccavale,

the woman who’d spoke

enthusiastically on Mr. Lack’s

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Millis Haunted

Hayride October 22

Fundraiser Supports Grants for Millis

Teacher and Department Initiatives

By J.D. O’Gara

Millis’s Haunted Hayride

doesn’t just scare up a few ghosts

and ghouls each October. It’s

also the largest fundraiser for

M.E.R.I.T., the Millis Educational

Resources Initiative Team.

This year’s event, which will take

place on October 22, from 5-10

p.m., will help Millis teachers enhance

their classwork with unique

learning initiatives. Tickets for

the rain or shine event, which sell

out every year, will be available at

Roche Bros. and Tangerini’s, and

cost $10 per person or $45 for a

family five-pack. The event will

also feature refreshments, for an

additional cost, some donated by

Roche Bros. and Regal Cinemas

in Bellingham.

“Schools are so strapped for

all of their needs. The purpose

of the organization is to raise

money to fund things that the

school budget can’t afford to pay

for. Teachers or departments at

the schools will file grant proposals

for funding,” says co-chair or

M.E.R.I.T., Lori LaDuke.

Teachers must submit applications

by November, and

M.E.R.I.T. board members,

parents in the community, make

their decisions by December.

“They submit the grants, and

we, as a committee, review them

and go through all of them,” says

LaDuke, mother of a middle

schooler and high school freshman.

The five executive board

members (there are about 15

other members) consider a number

of factors to determine where

funds should go, including how

many children will benefit from

the proposal.

“We run the gamut of what

we fund. We try to be as broadreaching

as possible and encourage

teachers to submit requests

for things that go out of the box

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Holliston Mill Open Studios 2016

Holliston Mill Artists will host their annual

Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday, October

22 and 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Mill

is located at 24 Water Street, Holliston.

Participants in the event include resident artists

as well as a number of local guest artists. Visitors

to the studio spaces will see finished works as

well as works-in-progress. The artists work in a

wide range of media including: oil, acrylic and

watercolor, sculpture and mixed media pieces,

photography and digital media, drawing, printing,

jewelry and textiles.

Mill artists come from Holliston and surrounding

towns including Millis, Sherborn, Hopkinton,

Framingham and Newton.

Light refreshments will be served throughout

the building highlighted by a wine tasting on

Sunday from 1 - 3 p.m., hosted by crafted beer

and wine merchants Crafted of Holliston.

The Holliston Mill building was built in the

late 1800’s for use as a shoe factory. Currently,

the mill is home to several small businesses as well

as artists’ studios. The structure remains largely

as originally designed and therefore has minimal

access for handicapped patrons.

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Friends of Choate Park’s Annual Pumpkin Walk will be the

Friday October 28th with a rain date of Saturday October

29th, from 7-9 p.m. at Choate Park, Medway. Drop off carved

pumpkins with tea lights or candles in the Choate Park tennis

courts anytime before 4 p.m. to be included in the night’s

festivities. Bring a flashlight as the trail around the park is extremely

dark. All parking at Cassidy Fields. Only handicapped

parking at Choate Park. Refreshments for sale in the concession

building to support The Friends of Choate Park.

Millis Cultural Council

Accepting Grant

Applications until Oct. 17

Group Will Hold Grant Writing

Workshops this Month

Millis Cultural Council Grant

Applications are Due October

17: To help grantees navigate

the new online grant application

system, the Millis Cultural

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about the grant application process,

our funding priorities, and

to have your questions answered

by Council members as we walk

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The Millis Cultural Council

welcomes applications for grants

in keeping with our local funding

priorities, which include:

• Proposals that are free and

open to the public to benefit

the Millis community

• Proposals that will take place

in Millis

• Priority will be given to new

applicants

• Priority will be given to applications

with letters of support

from their proposed venue

(where applicable).

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and fellowships, please visit

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DONOR

continued from page 1

behalf. “His reputation precedes

him, and he’s built the program

to the masterpiece level,” she

said. Lack, who was named Massachusetts

Art Education Association

Educator of the Year

in 2006, has even helped raised

money for other faculty members

who faced health problems. “He

so deserves this,” says Caccavele,

of the Medway resident and Holliston

teacher since 1998.

Lack will need a kidney soon.

“I’m right on the cusp. I’m

able to function right now,” says

Lack.

Doug’s journey began with

flu-like and arthritic symptoms,

which later turned into trouble

breathing and a 3-month hospitalized

skirt with death in 1992.

Doctors eventually arrived at

a diagnosis of Granulomatosis

with polyaniitis, a rare disorder

that causes inflammation of the

blood vessels in Lack’s nose, sinuses,

throat, lungs and kidneys.

Once out of the hospital, Lack

changed his career course to

teaching.

“I decided I needed to do

something more important,” says

Lack. “I felt like I had a second

chance, a new lease on life.” Lack

still had to undergo chemotherapy

and steroid treatment, the

latter of which caused Avascular

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needing to be replaced. Teaching,

however, has “been the most

rewarding thing I’ve ever done,”

he says. “I feel like Holliston is really

my home town.”

The town has come to his

aid more than once, and, significantly,

one man, Carl Damigella,

stepped up because, he, too, was

once in Doug Lack’s position.

Carl, who ran C&R Hot Dogs

at the time, ran a Dogs for Doug

campaign, that, combined with

donations from Fiske’s and the

Holliston Lions Club, amounted

to a fund of about $1,000 to help

Lack with expenses, a fund Doug

is still is grateful to have if he

finds a donor.

“The stars have to align for it

to happen,” says Damigella, who

received a donation of a kidney

from a living donor back in 2006.

“I had an altruistic donor,”

says Damigella, a diabetic whose

own need had been publicized

by Holliston writer Mary Greendale.

“He was a firefighter on

the Ashland Fire Department,

and he just stepped forward and

wanted to give me one of his kidneys

… I did not meet him until

after the surgery was done.” According

to core.org, over 6,000

are living donors each year, one

in four of whom are not biologically

related to the recipient.

Carl’s two children were both

considered, but could not donate.

Before the transplant, Damigella

was living with dialysis

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treatment, something Lack has

not had to endure, yet.

“It is very traumatic, not the

most comfortable thing in the

world,” says Damigella. “I had to

do it three times a week, even on

vacation. There were some days I

felt, ‘I’m not going today.’”

Damigella, too, explains that

he feels he has a “second chance

at life. I’ve had a kidney for 10

years, and everything (knocks

wood) has been excellent,” says

Damigella. He hopes Doug Lack

will have that same opportunity.

Core.org explains that only a

few illnesses would prevent someone

from being a living donor.

If you are interested in being

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Access the online donor screening

tool in the blue box about ¾

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teaching tools to our kids,” says

LaDuke. “Obviously, I’d love to

have the funds to be able to fulfill

every single grant, and depending

on what the need is, sometimes,

I think, we can.”

M.E.R.I.T. funds about six to

10 grants each year to the tune

of about $10K. Over the course

of its existence, the committee

has funded grants to the tune of

about $250,000, not bad, says

LaDuke, for a small town like

Millis. In the past, MERIT has

paid for such items as gymnasium

mats, Smartboards, Polar

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music class, projectors, cartography

maps, a mineral mining

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woodworking tools and

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LaDuke does point out that,

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M.E.R.I.T. does other fundraisers

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You can find more out about

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LaDuke says will soon be updated.

M.E.R.I.T. is also on

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Team.”

LaDuke says she understands

that Millis families are asked to

support many endeavors through

town. Although it’s sometimes

hard to approach people of the

town for donations, “It’s so important

to try to do it,” she says.

“We are thrilled when we can

fulfill the grant request. It’s so

great to fund the interesting new

things they’re trying to do for the

schools.”

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Millis Town Flu Clinic and

Health Fair October 22nd

The Millis Health Dept. will

hold a flu clinic and health fair

on Saturday, October 22nd

from 10-1 in the town hall Gym.

Adults ages 19 years and over

are welcome to receive a flu shot.

Residents are asked to bring

their insurance card and wear a

short-sleeved layer. Those without

insurance may also receive a

flu shot. Health Screenings will

be provided by the Millis Lions

mobile van as well as local health

and wellness agencies.

A Family Flu Clinic will be

held on Saturday, November

19th from 10-1 for all residents

ages 8 years and up. This is a flu

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determined that nasal Flu Mist

will not be available this season

due to its decreased effectiveness

in the past few years.

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arts and launch the future of

their dreams.

Navigating the road to college,

FSPA students have the assistance

of faculty mentors and

staff, who have helped seniors

gain admission to renowned

musical theater, dance, classical

voice, and instrumental programs

at America’s top colleges

and conservatories, including

The Ailey School, Berklee College

of Music, Boston Conservatory,

Eastman School of Music,

Elon University, Emerson College,

New England Conservatory,

NYU-Tisch School of the

Arts, Oberlin Conservatory,

Pennsylvania State University,

Royal Academy of Dramatic

Arts (London), Syracuse University,

and UCLA. For the many

FSPA students who pursue academic

and career paths outside

of the arts, the kind of resumebuilding

experiences, training,

and life skills developed at FSPA

enhance college applications in

today’s competitive admission

process. College placements of

FSPA graduates include the most

selective colleges and universities,

such as Bowdoin, Brown, Carnegie

Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown,

Hamilton, Harvard,

Northwestern, and Princeton.

Beyond higher education, the

path of FSPA alumni stretches

saute & GRill

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from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

to the Kennedy Center, with

experiences as far-flung as film

making in Jordan and arts education

in Tunisia. Graduates are

making their mark with professional

credits that include Broadway,

national touring companies,

cruise-line casts, regional theater,

European opera companies,

television, and film. Whatever

the destination, students are well

equipped, taking with them significant

life skills that are valued

in any field, including enhanced

creativity, self-esteem, poise, discipline,

and confidence, along

with a stronger ability to improvise,

communicate, and work collaboratively.

FSPA will host Back-to-School

Open Houses at 38 Main Street

on Tuesday, October 4 from 4-8

p.m. and Wednesday, October

12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Families

are invited to tour the facility,

speak with faculty and staff,

and learn more about FSPA programs.

Prospective students are

also encouraged to try a complimentary

class. Registration

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Haunted Highlights at Millis Recreation!

For the following, register online

at www.millis.net under the

Recreation Dept. or mail/drop

off registration forms to Millis

Recreation, 900 Main Street,

Millis. Non-Residents Welcome

at no additional fee! If you have

any questions regarding our programs

or events, please contact

Kris Fogarty at kfogarty@millis.

net or (508) 376-7050.

CEMETERY STROLL -

Steve Main

Come visit Prospect Hill

Cemetery to learn about some

of the Town’s history through

the past. This program will display

some of the local influences

that helped form Millis that are

buried here in this cemetery.

Registration is required.

Prospect Hill Cemetery,

Millis All ages

Saturday, 10/29 12 p.m.

Fee: $10

HALLOWEEN PARTY &

TOUCH A TRUCK

Bring your family and join us

at the Town Park to get up close

to a variety of trucks! There will

also be a Costume Parade for the

children to show off their special

outfits for trick or treating!

Back by popular demand – THE

PUMPKIN DROP!!! Saturday,

October 29th 1-3 p.m. This

event is FREE!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!!!

Please call Recreation Dept. at (508)

376-7050 or email kfogarty@millis.

net if you can help out during the event.

Medway DPS

Extends Water Ban

until Further Notice

Medway DPS has extended the current water ban until further

notice. The ban was originally scheduled to end September

30th, however persistent draught conditions in the area make

continued water conservation measures necessary.

Storm of Witchcraft

Author to Appear at

Millis Library

On Thursday, October 13th

at 7 p.m. in the Roche Bros.

Community Room of the Millis

Library, the Millis Historical

Society will host guest speaker

Dr. Emerson Baker, Prof. of History

at Salem State College. Dr.

Baker (Tad) was instrumental in

the discovery earlier this year of

the location of precisely where

the executions by hanging of

nineteen suspected witches occurred

back in 1692, settling a

long running debate. Tad will

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Pediatric Dentistry Comes to Millis

Dental Place Hopkinton to Open a New Office

By Jane Lebak

Dr. Nadia Diab has made children

love going to the dentist.

Fearless, they’ll dash into Dental

Place Hopkinton, grab their

free toothbrush, and climb into

the chair eager to show the hygienist

how they’ve been brushing.

“Our practice is geared toward

little kids,” pediatric dentist

Dr. Diab says of Dental Place

Hopkinton, previously known as

Hopkinton Pediatric Dental Associates.

“From infants on up, we

cater to their needs.”

Dental Place Hopkinton,

along with its sister practices in

Westborough, Wayland, and

Weston, (and coming soon, Millis!)

have pediatric, adolescent,

and adult dentistry as well as

orthodontics to form all-in-one

package for a family’s varying

needs.

In a brightly-lit office with a

fun fish theme (and a fishtank

in the waiting room) MetroWest

area children get their introduction

to the dentist’s chair.

Because a child’s smile is so

intimately linked to self-esteem

and confidence, Diab emphasizes

starting early. When that very

first tooth erupts, parents should

begin regular dental care.

“We pride ourselves on preventative

dentistry,” says Diab.

“We educate the child and parent

together on oral hygiene and

proper diet so these become habitual.

That sets the kid on the

right track.”

And if things aren’t on the

right track, an orthodontist is

available right down the hall.

“Think of it as proactive orthodontics,”

says orthodontist Dr.

Kenneth Webb. “There are more

options when you start younger.”

Most of us saw an orthodontist

in our teens, but starting

earlier has benefits. Webb says,

“Intercepting problems early,

maybe with a palate expander

or limited braces, makes for less

complicated orthodontics in the

future if needed.”

And for parents who remember

messy orthodontic molds, it’s

a surprise that Dental Place Hopkinton’s

orthodontists take no impressions.

“It’s all 3D scanning,”

says Webb, “and it takes five minutes.

From that data, we make a

3D-printed model of the child’s

mouth.” Because it’s really cool,

the kids take the model home.

Traditionally, orthodontists

bend wires by hand to move the

teeth. By contrast, Dr. Webb is

one of only three orthodontists

in Massachusetts certified to use

SureSmile, a system where the

orthodontist plans the adjustments

virtually on a computer.

Using Webb’s data, robots engineer

the wires to exacting detail,

measured in single degrees

and tenths of millimeters, often

correcting for multiple problems

simultaneously. The doctor then

places these wires at the next visit.

“We’re more digital than anyone

else in the state, and it shortens

treatment time.”

“It’s still an art,” says Webb,

“but this is the place where art

meets science.”

Dental Place Hopkinton

straddles the digital/personal divide

to bring a human touch to its

littlest patients. “We get to know

the families,” says office manager

Nancy Roy. “We develop

a relationship so that in case of

questions or if there’s an emergency,

the children are comfortable

coming here and the parents

trust us.”

Easing dental fears is only the

first step of this relationship. Roy

says, “Many parents are afraid of

going to the dentist but want to

do the right thing for their child.

They often say to me afterward,

‘I wish there had been a pediatric

dentist for me when I was a kid.’”

Dr. Diab agrees. “The parents

are very involved. They stay with

the child through the appointment,

and they’re given information

while we’re working so they

can do the same at home.”

The dental care team takes

an even gentler approach when

there are special needs. “These

children need more TLC,” says

Dr. Diab, “but the procedures

are the same, with no shortcuts.

We do a lot of show-tell-do: show

them, have them feel things, explain

every step of

the way.”

As Webb and Diab

reviewed the dentistry

and orthodontics

provided throughout

the MetroWest area,

they realized how far

Millis and Medway

families had to travel

for pediatric services.

“We saw there was

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Friends of the Millis Library Fall Book Sale

The Friends of the Millis Public

Library will hold its Annual

Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct

29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the

Roche Bros. Community Room.

The library is located on 961

Main St. (Rt.109) in Millis. Open

to the public and all are welcome.

The books are sorted extremely

well by category to make for easy

shopping. Our customers always

tell us that we have the most organized

book sale in the area.

Again this year is a Friends

of the Library preview and sale

for current members being held

on Friday, October 28 from 6-8

p.m. One great benefit of being a

Friend is first pick of everything!

New membership applications

will be accepted that night. No

book dealers please—dealers are

welcome to come on Saturday

and Sunday.

On Sunday, October 30 from

1 to 3 p.m. there will be a special

sale. Each bag of books, etc. will

cost $5 on that day. Bags will be

provided for this sale.

Proceeds help support the

purchase of museum passes and

programs for the library. The

Friends sponsor 3 book sales annually.

For more information,

visit http://www.millislibrary.

org/Millis/ or call the library at

376-8282.

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“This illustrated exploration of local heirloom plants will bring

their unique and living history to life. It’s for anyone

interested in gardens that inspire

a sense of time and place.”

October 19

Hospitality 6:30 pm ~ Lecture 7:00 pm

Millis Public Library

by John Forti

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“Teaching from the past to help create

a more sustainable future.”

Co-sponsored by

Millis Garden Club & Medfield Garden Club

In partnership with the Millis Public Library

“Planting the Seeds of Community”

Books and Media Sale

at Medway Library

Don’t miss Friends of the

Medway Library popular fall

book sale, held on the ground

floor of the Medway Library on

26 High Street. Thousands of

children and adult books, DVDs,

CDs, Vinyl Records, Computer

Games and Vintage Books will

be available, most from 25 cents

to $2.

Friday, October 14 from 4 to 7

p.m. is the Friends-Only Sale. Be

the first to choose books! Memberships

may be purchased or

renewed that at the door. Saturday,

October 15 from 10-2 pm, is

the Public Sale. The following

Saturday, October 22 from 10-2

p.m., is the BAG SALE. Friends

provides a large brown paper

handled grocery bag which may

be filled up for only $5.

Medway Monster Mash October 29

Creep on Down to Medway

High School, 88 Summer

Street, Medway, on the morning

of October 29 for the Medway

Monster Mash 1 mile & 5K, in

support of Medway Youth Football

and Cheer. The event lasts

from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Come

dressed as a runner or in costume

and run through the streets of

Medway, cheered on by goblins

Friends always has “pop-up”

carts depending upon donations.

This year our red cart will have

children and adult books autographed

by the author or illustrator.

In addition, the “vintage”

book shelves are filled with books

perfect for a collector.

This sale is known for its organized

layout and wonderful

selection of gently used items.

The Book Sale area has been

renovated so there is more room

to browse and better signage.

There are over 50 categories for

fiction and non-fiction books,

including a huge assortment for

children and teens. Adult nonfiction

sections include cooking,

college, texts, biography, history,

travel, crafts, pets, finance,

health, gardening, inspiration

and religion, photography, music,

and film. Fiction has areas for

science fiction, romance, mystery

and classics as well as general fiction,

which is alphabetized by

author.

The book sale is the primary

fundraising activity of the

Friends of the Medway Public

Library. All proceeds are used

for new library materials, programs

and museum passes. This

past year Friends was able to give

the library $18,000. Friends accepts

book donations year-round;

a collection box is located at the

bottom entrance of the library.

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Living Healthy

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The U.S. Food and Drug

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The Symfony is here, a masterpiece

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Cataracts are a common eye

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more than 20% of Americans

will have cataracts by the age of

65, and the prevalence increases

with age. In cataract surgery, the

clouded natural lens is removed

and replaced with an intraocular

lens implant.

While intraocular lenses have

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Living Healthy

CATARACT

continued from page 12

monofocal implants. For near

distances, patients with the Tecnis

Symfony implant were able

to read two additional, progressively

smaller lines on a standard

eye chart than those with the

monofocal implant. Both sets of

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for good distance vision.

The Tecnis Symfony implant

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Medway Business Council

to Present Candidates’ Forum

October 19th

The elections are upon us!

The Medway Business Council

(MBC) is presenting an opportunity

to meet the candidates

and hear their positions on

issues of interest to area businesses

and the community. The

event is OPEN TO ALL AREA

BUSINESSES – both MBC

members and nonmembers –

in Medway and surrounding

communities.

The MBC welcomes Candidates

for State Representative:

Sandra Slattery Biagetti

and Brian Murray. The candidates

are vying for the Tenth

Worcester District: Hopedale,

Mendon, Milford and Medway

(Precinct 1). The seat is currently

held by Representative

John Fernandes, who is not running

for reelection.

Mrs. Biagetti was born

and raised in Milford and has

worked for a local insurance

agency for almost 30 years.

She began her political service

about 15 years ago, when she

was appointed to the Zoning

Board of Appeals in Hopedale.

She continues to serve on

the Zoning Board and has also

served on the Hopedale School

Committee and the Board of

Selectmen.

Mr. Murray, a practicing attorney

in Milford for more than

30 years, has been active in local

government in the town for all

of that time. He has served on

the Milford School Committee

for 12 years and is in his 16th

year on the Milford Board of

Selectmen. Mr. Murray has

also served on many committees

focused on local projects of

importance to the community,

serving local seniors, veterans

and families.

The MBC is also honored to

present Senator Karen Spilka,

who is running unopposed.

Senator Spilka was first elected

to the House of Representatives

in a special election in the

fall of 2001, and served three

years before her election to the

Senate (2nd Middlesex and

Norfolk District). She currently

chairs the Senate Committee

on Ways and Means, and has

served in numerous capacities

to promote economic development,

job growth and workforce

training – specifically for

STEM careers. Senator Spilka

created the Mass Marketing

Partnership and MetroWest

Tourism and Visitors Bureau.

Attendees will have the opportunity

to hear a brief presentation

from each candidate

as well as talk with the candidates

before the meeting and

during breakfast. The forum

will be held from 7:30–9 a.m. at

Medway VFW Post 1526, 123

Holliston St., Medway, MA.

Registration fee for the meeting

is $15/members and $20/

non-members and includes a

full breakfast. Register and reserve

your spot online at www.

medwaybusinesscouncil.org by

October 12.

Children Needed for

Upcoming Terpischore

Nutcracker

Terpsichore, the Millis MS/

HS Dance Club, is still looking

for participants in its annual

product of The Nutcracker. There

are parts available for Millis students

in grades PreK-6 and of all

ability levels. We have a very high

need for grades K, 1, 2, and 3 for

the pink poodles, mice and gumdrops

parts. Rehearsals are held

once a week until the production,

which takes place on December

2, 3 and 4. Interested parties

can pick up registration forms in

the Millis Public Library or by

contacting Stephanie Copice at

scopice@millisps.org, subject line

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By John Ke ley

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As with most stories, there are

two sides. Some would s e the new

snowfa l as (cold) beauty, while

other s e a nuisance to be endured.

Sch ol children s e a unique opportunity

for play, or a day of from

sch ol. The pragmatist s es the

cycle of water that includes evaporation

in one season, and condensation

in another. At some point,

many people understand it as a fact

of life, sometimes mild, at other

times dangerous.

Certainly, we ar experiencing

a harsh winter by most standards.

From October through most of January,

we did not s e this coming.

Over a thr e w ek period through

the middle of February, Ashland

has received about six feet of snow.

Fortunately, the town has the capability

to deal e fectively with the

e fects of the storms, and the sta f

a the Department of Public Works

(DPW) has demonstrated superb

fortitude in executing one of their

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Hundreds Expected

to Attend Second

Annual Metrowest

Co lege Fair and

Career Day

Event wi l be held on Saturday,

March 21 at Ashland High Sch ol

By liz taurasi

Students and families

from more than 15 local high

sch ols acro s the area wi l

have the chance to be armed

with a l the information they

need as they begin the college

search proce s thanks to

the second a nual Metrowest

Co lege Fair and Car er Day

set for Saturday, March 21.

Co-sponsored by the

Ashland PTO and Ashland

Education Foundation, the

event began in 2014 with the

goal of providing valuable

information to families with

children in high sch ol navigating

the path to the right

co lege or car er upon graduation.

Last year more than

200 students participated in

the event which included

representatives from 150 colleges

and professionals from

more 1 0 di ferent car ers.

The 2015 Metrowest College

Fair and Career Day

takes place on Saturday,

March 21 from 9 - 1 a.m. at

Ashland High Sch ol, 65 E.

Union St. in Ashland.

Organizer say they expec

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es a this year’s event,

and expec to have the same

Co lege Fair

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The night was bi ter cold, but

for the 20+ folks who showed up

at the Franklin Public Library for

the first m eting of the Genealogy

Club, it was a time to talk

about family co nections and

countries of origin. Many participants

were from Franklin, with a

few from Milford, Norfolk and

Be lingham. The theme of connections

was consistent as each

person explained their interest in

participating in the group.

Linda Batchelder of Franklin

noted that she got interested in

genealogy because of a relative’s

ashes that remain in her attic.

“His name was Bertul—he died

during the 1918 flu epidemic—

a friend of my grandfather’s,”

Batchelder began. “When my

grandfather was able to return to

Latvia, he wa su posed to take

the ashes wit him, but wasn’t

a lowed to. They’re sti l in our

a tic. We learned that Bertul had

b en our grandfather’s best man

in his we ding and ma ried a

relative of ours.”

Each person had stories to

share of wha they had already

learned in their family research,

and a l had mysteries they hoped

to solve in the future. Vicki Buchanio,

Head of Reference and

Public Services a the Franklin

Public Library told the group, “I

have lots of relations who must

sti l be alive—I’ve never found

the death certificates for them,

even though some of them were

born in 1802, so they must sti l

be alive!”

Among those who a tended

were people with r ots in Finland,

Poland, Germany, and

England, besides several of

Scots-Irish descent. Buchanio

was pleased with the turnout—

she had b en afraid n one would

show up. Buchanio has had a

long-time pa sion for genealogy

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How many co lege students

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of their institution, much

le s are on a first-name basis?

Dean Co lege jus turned 150

years old on February 19, what

it refers to as “Founders Day,”

and today, its students are

guided as persona ly as they

were a century and a half ago.

The private, residential college,

named for Dr. Oliver Dean,

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A times, we hear news reports

of a beloved parent with

Alzheimer’s disease or dementia,

who has wandered ou the

front d or and into the w ods,

or other situations where a child

or t en with Autism or a mental

health i sue has an unfortunate

encounter with police officers

who weren’t aware of the child’s

special circumstances and fears.

In these cases, a li tle knowledge

can go a long way.

The Ho liston Police Department

aims to arm itself with

that knowledge and ge to be ter

know and strengthen its relationship

with the co munity it

serves and protects – and it n eds

co munity response to make it

ha pen.

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Police Department launched

the C.A.R.E. (Children and

Residents Encounter) program,

aimed at helping police gather

information about member of

the co munity with special

n eds, to help foster a relationship

with the co munity.

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ing the program, which was officia

ly launched in January.

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became aware of and thought

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to develop and adopt it and

get it ou there.”

Examples of residents who

might benefit from this program

include, but are not limited to:

• Children or adults with autism

• Adults with dementia or Alzheimer’s

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It’s b en a rea ly long winter.

Members of Ho liston’s Agricultural

Co mi t e, or AgCom,

are asking a very logical question

– “Is It Spring, Yet?” with

their Second A nual Family

Event welcoming the season on

Sunday, March 2, from 12-4

p.m., to take place at Br ezy

Hi l Farm, 583 Adams Str et,

Ho liston. As it did last year,

th event wi l feature baby animals

and farm-related fun for

the whole family, and the suggested

family donation, which

wi l su port Ho liston AgCom,

is just $5.

“This is just a fun event for

families in town, because the

town i so su portive of agriculture,”

says Paula Mark, member

of the Agricultural Co mi sion

who has lived in Ho liston for

12 years on land, she says, that’s

b en in her husband’s family

for generations. “When we got

this property, it was inevitable

that I was going to turn it into

a farm,” she says, explaining,

with a smile, that her sma l farm

has grown from just chickens to

now, b es, alpacas, a horse and

ra bit. The 4H leader hopes her

place can someday be a place

for “ kids to come to reco nect

to nature and learn how to act

around animals.”

Animals – in fact, animal

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By J.d. o’Gara

Chuck Tashjian Publisher of

Local Town Pages, along with

Lori Ko ler, Advertising Sales

Manager for the company, aim

t o fer Hopedale residents a lot

more than the premiere i sue of

the paper in their mailboxes this

month; they hope to foster a new

co nection to their co munity.

“I have b en with Local

Town Pages for over 6 years,

and starting a Hopedale paper,

as a resident of the town for the

past 19 years has always b en a

dream of mine! With the help

of 2014 Hopedale High Sch ol

Alumni, Kyle Ko ler, who has

b en working for Local Town

Pages for the past year -anda-half

as our Advertising Sales

A sistant, and is cu rently attending

UNH, and Tyler D’Urso,

cla s of 2013, who we contracted

during his winter break from NC

State, we were able to make the

dream a reality,” says Ko ler.

Kyle and Tyler canva sed the

area of Hopedale, Milford, Mendon

and Upton to spread the word

to area busine ses that we were

starting the Hopedale paper. They

a cumulated contact information

and then made a pointments

for Lori Ko ler to m et with the

prospective advertisers. Within a

two-w ek time frame, this team

knew tha the paper was going to

be a su ce s.

“I couldn’t be more proud

of these two young men for the

hard work tha they put forth to

make this ha pen,” says Ko ler.

“Also with the help of Susa ne

Ode l our Advertising A count

Manager for the pas two years,

and several existing advertisers,

the su ce s for the first edition

was even more than we had expected.”

Twenty-five hundred copies of

the tabloid-sized newspaper wi l

be produced each month, and

these wi l be direct mailed fr e

of charge to households and busine

ses in Hopedale. The paper

wi l also be available in its fu l

format at w.hopedaletownnews.com

starting in April.

“This paper is to let residents

of each town know what’s going

on in their local co munities,”

says Tashjian, who envisions his

publication as a way fo readers

to stay abreast of a l tha their

towns have t o fer, including

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The Li tle White Market Wi l Be Back Be ter than Ever at End of Month

By J.d. o’Gara

Just over six years ago,

Tracey Liberatore had a

vision for the property she

drove by at 5 Depot Str et

in Hopedale just over six

years ago.

“I thought it would

make a cute li tle market,

and we didn’t have anything

like that in Hopedale,”

says the Hopedale

Mom and 21-year-resident

of the town. And if anyone

could turn that li tle

shop into the kitchen of

the co munity, Tracey

could. She’d worked in

the f od industry since she

was a t en, later partnering

t open a pub in Milford

ca led “One Flight Down,”

through which Liberatore

began her pa sion for f od

and catering. The Courtyard in

Milford a preciated her talents

so much they asked her to run

its restaurant, and she later came

back to lead the kitchen, wi ning

the Ma rio t Diamond A sociate

and Make a Di ference Awards.

Busy wit her two boys, Liberatore

started slo wit her

new li tle market. Pre ty s on,

she built a su ce sfu luncheon

busine s.

“I think we have a real home

f eling,” says Tracey. “It’s very

comfy, like you’re walking into

your grandmother’s

kitchen. It’s cozy, and

there are sme ls (o f od

c oking).”

Liberatore and her

sta f c ok a l of the

dishes right on the premises.

“We do a lot of

homemade soups and

salads, everything from

scratch,” says Liberatore.

“We even roast

our turkeys here, make

meatba ls, and we o fer

di ners, including

chicken Marsala and

b ef stew,” she says.

In fact, Hopedale

residents and local busine

ses have begun to

take advantage of the

catering options, an area

Liberatore is excited to

grow.

“We do a lot of catering,”

says Liberatore, who can provide

everything from a simple lasa-

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Last year, the volunt er

members of the Mi lis Cultural

Council were brainstorming for

an artistic, cultural even that

coul draw people from a l different

areas of the co munity

together, something that was not

just sch ol, or senior citizen or

music-related, something that

drew people from a l di ferent

ages and backgrounds. The result?

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lot of these films are coming out

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The festival is ge ting it out

of the sch ols and into the community.”

The adult category encompa

ses more than high sch ol

films, however. Some came from

adults outside of Mi lis, and this

year, prizes reflect a growing interest

from the co munity in the

endeavor.

“We’ve had 16 local busine

se step up to sponsor the

Mi lis ro ls Out the red Carpet

for Second Year

Mi lis Film Festival March 7

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in Medway

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By J.D. O’Gara

Over 1 0 Medway High Sch ol

students from grades 9-12 wi l “go

together” as cast members, dance

ensemble, production crew and

pit band for the musical, Grease

this month, to be presented from

March 12-14, at 7:30 p.m.

The musical features an a ray

of characters, singing an dancing

their way through their senior year

at Ri de l High Sch ol. The show,

with music and lyrics wri ten by

Jim Jacobs and Wa ren Casey, is

fu l of energy and includes comedy,

romance, and the great sounds

of the 1950’s. The popula rockn-ro

l musical numbers, including

“Greased Lightning,” “We Go Together”

and “Shaken’ a the High

Sch ol Hop” wi l have the audience

moving to the beat.

“I’m rea ly excited to put on

this production. It wa something

the students had b en angling for

a number of years,” says director

and MHS English teacher Spencer

Christie. “When the music director

(Kendra Nu ting) and I sat down

over the su mer, we thought it

was the perfect fit, the perfect

score.”

Each spring the MHS Musical

presents a fu l-scale musical comprising

of Medway High Sch ol

students. The MHS Musical a lows

students to be directly involved in

acting, singing an dancing onstage,

playing in our pit band, and

various o portunities o f-stage as

we l.

The cast alone for this productio

numbers 50, says Christie,

with another 50 students working

backstage as crew. Two students

wi l play in the orchestra pit, although

due to the complexity of

the music, “we have hired some

profe sional musicians as we l,”

says Christie.

Lead roles were chosen by audition,

and these cast members include

both experienced and novice

players.

“I’ve only ever done acting at

Medway High Sch ol,” says Cam

Swan, cast in the role as “Da ny.”

“I’ve never taken any voice le sons

or anything like that.”

The role, says Swan, is di ferent

from anything he’s done in

the past. Da ny is “kind of complicated,

he puts on thi show for

a l his friends, but when you rea ly

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Do you know wha tests your

child is taking thi spring? One

local residen thinks parents are

uninformed abou the new education

standards and the a companying

tests being considered by the

state of Ma sachuse ts. He hopes

to bring the polarizing i sue to the

forefront at Norfolk Town M eting

and on the town election ballot.

The United States is embarking

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students in kindergarten through

12th grade. Known as the Common

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these standard set co mon

education benchmarks acro s the

country in order to prepare students

for co lege and the workforce.

The Co mon Core uses the

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ba lot for the town election this

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Touhey hopes these actions

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Town Meeting

By Grace a len

After a tough winter, the

co munity can l ok forward to

a w ek of nature i mersion that

doesn’t involve snow. The King

Philip Science National Honor

Society wi l be hosting naturalist

Brent Nixon during the w ek of

March 17 to 24. Several events

are pla ned for the sch ols and

the tri-town area.

Nixon, a renowned science

educator, has dedicated his life

to endangered species research.

Known for his high energy, interpretive

science shows, Nixon

travels extensively to promote

environmental education. In

a dition to his research work

and publications, Nixon has appeared

on TV, radio, and in print

media.

The Naturalist-in-Residence

w ek was the idea of A n Lambert,

a science teacher at KP

High Sch ol and the advisor for

the sch ol’s Science National

Honor Society. Lambert had

traveled to Alaska on a cruise

and Nixon was the naturalist on

board.

“His pa sion for his work,

knowledge about his topics,

and vivacious, entertaining,

and informational presentation

style was what made me think it

would be a great o portunity for

the KP students and co munity

if we could bring him here,” said

Lambert.

Lambert believes that when

students actua ly m et scientists

and interact with them, science

becomes interesting and fun.

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the premiere i sue of localtownpages

in their mailboxes

this month; he hopes to foster

a new co nection to their community.

Over 16, 0 copies of

the tabloid-sized newspaper

wi l be produced each month,

and these wi l be direct mailed

fr e of charge to households

and busine ses in the town. The

paper wi l also be available in its

fu l format at w.Naticktownnews.com.

“This paper is to let residents

of Natick kno what’s going

on in their local co munity,”

says Tashjian, who envisions his

publication as a way fo readers

to stay abreast of a l their towns

have t o fer, including town

news, nonprofit organizations,

town sports and local busine ses.

A companying the news resource

wi l be an easy-to use online

directory serving the Metro

west area. Online visitors wi l be

able to a ce s th entire newspaper,

as we l as a ce s co munity

links, coupons for localbusine ses

and cla sified ads.

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t o fset printing in 2 04.

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local telephone directories in the

Dover, Sherborn, Uxbridge and

su rounding areas. As a sma l

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area busine ses face in reaching

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And with it come some big

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waiting for, including Target (set

t open March 4, s e related story

on page 13) and Wegmans, both

of which wi l anchor the complex.

University Station, when

fu ly complete, is expected to

include a proximately 50, 0

square f et of retail and restaurant

space, along with residential

apartments and more.

University Station officia ly

opens for busine s in March as

we l as 16 busine ses, including:

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Nordstrom Rack, Sports Authority,

PetSmart, Michaels, ULTA

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Situated on 120 acres, University

Station, isn’t just going to be

a new sho ping destination, it’s

also a co munity. The mixeduse

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recreation and residential

housing. The initial residential

component of the project wi l

include Gables residential, which

wi l feature 350 luxury apartment

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A ditiona ly, University Station

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The project has b en a long

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Millis Elementary School Building Committee Update

Project Status

After submitting the Preliminary

Design Program (PDP)

application to the Massachusetts

School Building Authority

(MSBA) in February, the ESBC

was tasked with narrowing four

options identified in the PDP to

one preferred option to be submitted

to the MSBA in a Preferred

Schematic Report (PSR.)

After numerous meetings, on

June 15, 2016, the ESBC initially

voted on a new school option

near the Middle School/High

School in the area of the existing

tennis courts. Shortly after

the June initial vote, residents

who live near the existing campus

expressed concerns about the

potential impact to traffic patterns

that the new school could

potentially create. The ESBC

and traffic consultants met with

residents mid-July to evaluate

their concerns. On July 25, 2016,

the ESBC took a final vote on

the preferred option for the PSR.

The ESBC unanimously voted

on an option that sited the school

on the knoll between the existing

Clyde Brown School and the

Middle School/High School.

This option is away from the

tennis courts and the initial site

voted on 6/15. The PSR was

submitted to the MSBA in early

August.

After a preliminary review

of the PSR the MSBA Facilities

Assessment Subcommittee

met with members of the ESBC

in August. At that meeting the

MSBA members, as it does in all

submissions, identified a number

of questions it had about the submitted

PSR. Overall, the MSBA

looked favorably on the PSR that

was submitted by Millis and one

MSBA member was especially

complimentary in her praise of

the submitted education plan.

This member provided unprecedented

outstanding feedback

and informed the ESBC that the

education plan submitted will

now serve as a model plan for

all future applicants. The ESBC

is answering questions and providing

clarification on its PSR.

At Local Town Pages press time in

mid-September, the ESBC anticipated

a favorable vote from the

MSBA board on the preferred

option at the MSBA board meeting

September 28th.

Next MSBA Submission

If approved, the PSR becomes

the foundation for the

Schematic Design phase. At the

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phase, the ESBC will submit a

robust design of sufficient detail

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the scope, budget, maximum

reimbursement and schedule

for the proposed project. It

is at this time, that the ESBC

will know definitively the tax

impact of the project on Millis

residents. The Schematic

Design will be submitted to the

MSBA in March 2017 with an

expected MSBA Board vote

in May 2017. Prior to submitting

the Schematic Design, the

ESBC plans to hold community

forums in order to provide residents

with the opportunity the

learn more about the project

and to ask any and all questions

they have about the project.

Town Meeting Vote

As residents recall at the May

2016 Town Meeting, residents

voted overwhelming to give permission

for the ESBC to initiate

the process of transferring

control of land parcels designated

as both “town” land and

“park” land to “school” control

in order to proceed with the

building project. Per the MSBA,

all school building projects have

to be built on land controlled

by the local school district. The

new school option, identified

in the PSR submitted to the

MSBA, is sited on land presently

controlled by the Town and not

the Schools. The next step in the

process is a home-rule petition

submitted to the Massachusetts

legislature (an Article 97 petition).

In order to complete the

transfer of designated “park”

land, the ESBC is required to

seek the petition to complete the

transfer from “park” land to regular

“town” control. The ESBC

is working with Massachusetts

Executive Office of Energy and

Environmental Affairs (EEA)

to designate replacement “park

land” with the Town Park and

school campus area.

There will be a vote at the

November Town Meeting

where residents will authorize

the town to seek the home-rule

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holding at least one community

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to provide residents with the

opportunity to ask questions

about the transfer of land.

The ESBC looks forward

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Charles River Chorale Plans to

Come “Home for the Holidays”

The Charles River Chorale held

its first rehearsal for its thirty-second

year on Tuesday, September 13 at

7:30 p.m. We rehearse weekly at the

Church of Christ, 142 Exchange

Street (Route 115), Millis, and we

always have coffee and snacks available

by about 7 p.m. Members,

both old and new, are encouraged

to come early to socialize and prepare

for the night’s work. Rehearsals

generally end at 9:30 p.m.

We are a non-audition, secular

community chorus drawing

membership from throughout the

Charles River Valley, and performing

two major concerts per year.

Anyone who wants to sing is encouraged

to join us. Membership is

fluid for the first month; new members

are generally accepted only

during the first four weeks.

No musical training is required,

and Director Ashley Nelson will

work with new members to determine

the range at which their voices

and skills will be most successful.

Members pay dues of $60 for the

entire year (holiday and spring concerts)

and reimburse the chorale for

the cost of their music (keeping the

music). High school students are not

required to pay dues.

The Chorale’s December offering,

“Home for the Holidays,”

will feature Randall Thompson’s

Frostiana: Seven Country Songs,

specifically composed to put seven

of Robert Frost’s winter-themed

poems to music. The collection was

originally performed for the Bicentennial

of Amherst, Massachusetts

in 1959, and includes pieces for

male voices alone, female voices

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and piano accompanist.

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Medway Public Library October Youth Events

TODDLER JAM

Every Tuesday and Wednesday,

11 a.m.

Newborns – 3 year-olds are

invited to this drop-in program

of stories, fingerplay and songs

accompanied by mountain dulcimer.

Children must be accompanied

by parent/caregiver.

IT’S STORY TIME!

Every Thursday and Friday,

11 a.m.

Ages 10 months-5 years.* A

drop-in story time with songs,

stories, and craft. All children

must be accompanied by a caregiver.

* These ages are flexible! If you

think your children will enjoy story time,

please bring them.

NO STORYTIME ON

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

PAWS to Read

Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 6 to

7:15 p.m.

Interested in reading to a cuddly

friend? Sign up by calling

(508) 533-3217 or come in and

talk to our staff at the Circulation

desk to register.

Each child will get a 15-minute

one-on-one reading session

with our wonderful visiting therapy

dogs. Children must be able

to read independently as this is

not a tutoring session but rather

an opportunity to practice reading

skills. Grades 2-6.

Artful Thursdays

Thursday, Oct. 6th, 4 p.m.

Join Miss Lucy and a local

artist for a hands-on workshop

about style and expression. We

will be exploring a new painter

or illustrator each month. First

Thursday of the month. Ages 7

and up. Register in advance.

Coloring Clubs!

Relax and color at the library,

we provide the supplies, you

bring the creativity. No registration.

Family Night Monday, October

3rd, 6-7 p.m. Parents and

kids of all ages. Popcorn will be

served. We’ll be done before bedtime!

Just for Teens Monday, October

24th, 3:30-6 p.m. Take

over the teen tables, Miss Lucy

will provide awesome pages to

color (any requests?), a variety of

pencils, pens, markers to try, and

some snacks!

Halloween Safety Magic

Show, Monday, Oct. 17th,

6:30 p.m.

A mysterious magic wand

that takes on a life of its own.

A haunted Jack-O-Lantern.

Ghosts, goblins, Frankenstein

and more!

Come to the Library for a

Halloween magic show choreographed

with safety tips to help

keep the children safe on their

night of spooky fun.

Grades K-5. Register in advance.

Elementary Book Club,

Thursday, Oct. 20th,

4 p.m.

Join us for fun book talk and

an activity based on the story.

Fall Offerings at Medway

Community Education

Registrations are underway,

including our trip to Newport

for a Holiday Mansion tour

in December, which is filling

quickly. Our popular day trip

to New York City in November

is also accepting registrations.

We have a wonderful variety

of fitness classes including Saturday

morning Zumba. Our

one-night evenings out include

programs in cooking, painting

and pampering. Lastly, check

out our wide variety of photography

classes and workshops.

There is always something for

everyone, adults and children

of all ages, at Medway Community

Education.

Please visit www.medwayce.

org, to register.

Best for Grades 2-4 but anyone

who has read or listened to the

book is welcome! Copies of the

book are available at the Circulation

Desk. Register in advance.

This month’s book is The Scarecrow

Walks at Midnight by R.L.

Stine.

Miss P’s Photo Booth,

Monday, Oct. 24th and

Monday, Oct. 31st,

4-8 p.m.

Drop in to try on a “peculiar”

persona with Miss P’s photo

booth. Old clothing and eerie

props will be provided, as well as

a photo app to add some surreal

special effects!

Teen Murder Mystery

Party, Friday, Oct. 28th,

7 p.m.

Teens are invited to an afterhours

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the clues in the library and act

out the dramatic conclusion!

Ages 12 and up. Register in advance.

Free Movie and Popcorn

Sunday, October 30, 12:30

p.m.

Join us for snacks and a sequel!

The second movie from the

creepy hotel in the scenic countryside

of Transylvania! Wear a

costume if you wish.

ALL HALLOW’S READ

Make the library one of your

stops on Halloween. Each child

in costume will receive a free

book.

For more information and to

register for events and programs

visit medwaylib.org

Contact Children’s Librarian,

Lucy Anderson, with any questions

at landerson@minlib.net or

(508) 533-3217.

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Milford Regional

and Cancer Center

Benefit from Annual

Golf Classic

The 27th Annual Milford

Regional Golf Classic has raised

more than $200,000 to benefit

Milford Regional Medical

Center, while the 10th Annual

WRMC Radiothon conducted

in conjunction with the Golf

Classic raised an historic

$106,000 to benefit the Oliva

Fund for Cancer Care.

The Golf Classic was held on

Monday, Aug. 29 at the Franklin

Country Club, with 174 golfers

participating. Proceeds from the

2016 Golf Classic will support

the recently completed Meehan

Family Pavilion. The 78,000

square-foot building opened last

year and is Milford Regional’s

largest expansion to date, featuring

a larger, modern emergency

department, state-of-the-art intensive

care unit and 24 private

patient rooms.

In addition, the 10th Annual

WMRC Radiothon was

broadcast live from the Franklin

Country Club during the Golf

Classic and raised a record-setting

total of $106,000, surpassing

this year’s goal of $100,000.

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19th Annual Lesbians

& Friends Dance: A Party for

Prevention 10/22/16

The 2016 Lesbians &

Friends Dance: A Party for

Prevention is a benefit for Massachusetts

Breast Cancer Coalition

(MBCC), the state’s leading

breast cancer organization with

the unique goal of breast cancer

prevention. This event for

the LGBTQA community will

be held on Saturday, October

22nd from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. at

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Highlights for the 19th annual

dance event include a free

merengue dance lesson available

to all participants from 7-8

p.m. led by Liz Nania, Director

of Out to Dance, the musical

styling of DJ Triana, a large

silent auction, complimentary

of the Millis Public Library that

brings library materials to your

door delivered by our dedicated

volunteers. Pick-up and drop-off

times can be arranged by you and

Medway Police Cruisers

Now Equipped with Heart

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The Medway Police Department

received funding at last

year’s Annual Town Meeting to

purchase 7 heart defibrillators.

The unit were delivered on September

12th and put into service

immediately. All Medway Police

Cruisers are now equipped with

defibrillators. Officers receive

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(valid student ID required). For

full event information, please

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the volunteer delivery person. To

arrange for Doorstep Delivery

or for more information call the

Millis Library at 376-8282 or

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Mass Audubon Stony Brook

Announces Its October Programming!

Seeing Nature through an Artist’s

Eyes: Saturday, October

1st, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Join artist, Maia Howes to learn

how she “sees” the world around

her and look anew at the wonderful

world in which we live.

Fee: $28m/$34nm per person

Tiny Trekkers: Saturdays, October

1st and 15th, from 10:30

a.m. - 12 p.m. Start your weekend

off right with a fun and

knowledgeable Stony Brook

teacher on the trails learning

about nature. Each day will have

a special topic created to excite

your child about the natural

world. There will be crafts, activities

and lots of laughter. This

month’s themes: Backyard Geology/

We’re Going on a Leaf

Hunt. Ages 2.9 to 6 with a parent.

Fee: $5m/$6nm per person

per session

Scout Night Hike: Friday, October

7th, from 6:30 -8 p.m. This

is a special Stony Brook night

hike designed just for you! We’ll

play games as our eyes adjust to

the dark, then head out on the

trails to see “whooo” we might

find. Along the way we’ll explore

how animals adapt to the

nightlife. Dress for the weather

and, please, NO flashlights. Fee:

$6nm per person

Saturday Family Science: Squirrels,

They’re Nuts: Saturday, October

8th, from 10:30 a.m.-12

p.m. Come learn about squirrel

adaptations and how they live

their days. We will create our

own squirrel nests and go on a

walk to look for the real ones

outside, then put out food for the

squirrels that live in the woods

near the Center. Designed for

families with adults participating

along with their children. Fee:

$5m/$6nm per person

History of Stony Brook: Sunday,

October 9th, from 2:30 – 4

p.m. Norfolk and the surrounding

area have had a very active

history for hundreds of years

(the original dam may have first

been built in 1714). Join us for a

walk around Stony Brook and

Bristol Blake State Reservation

as we explore how the past has

influenced our landscape. We’ll

start in the Exploratorium with a

discussion and snacks before our

walk. Fee: $6m - $9nm

Pumpkin Fest 2016: Friday, October

21st, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m.

Feathers and Foliage: Saturday,

October 22nd, from 8

a.m.-2 p.m. Fall colors should be

near peak as we view feathered

friends at three nearby stops:

(a) West Hill dam and Wildlife

Management Area (WMA) in

Uxbridge (b) Blackstone Canal

State Heritage Park, and (c) Purgatory

Chasm State Reservation

in Sutton. All three sites are reliable

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wear sturdy boots, bring a bag

lunch and binoculars. West Hill,

the Canal Park and Purgatory all

have restrooms. The Chasm also

has excellent Natural Resource

displays. Meet at Stony Brook at

7:45 a.m. Fee: $60m/$72nm per

person

Saw-Whet Owl Banding Demo:

Friday, October 28th, from

7 -11 p.m. Join us at Lookout

Rock for a fascinating evening

of catching and banding Sawwhet

Owls. Many years, we

capture more than 100 owls

as they migrate south. You will

learn this owl’s life history, how

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to the evening, we often

hear other owls vocalize [Barred,

Screech, and Gt. Horned], plus

coyotes, and we frequently catch

flying squirrels and bats in the

nets as well. Upon registration

you’ll receive directions to the

site in Northbridge MA. Participants

must meet at the parking

lot promptly at 7 p.m. but may

leave whenever they wish. Dress

warm! Register early, this program

is limited to a maximum

of 12 total participants ages 7

and up. Fee: $28m/$34nm per

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Nature Sketching: Saturday,

October 29th, from 10:30

a.m.-1 p.m. What catches your

eye? Have you ever witnessed a

sight or object in the landscape

while out on a walk that captured

your imagination; one that

stimulated you into wondering

how you might recall the image

or share it with another person?

Using the forests, fields and wetlands

of Stony Brook for inspiration,

Maia Howes will guide us

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and transpose those images

on to paper. Fee: $65m/$78nm

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Metrowest Legislators

Voice Toll Concerns

Following proposed changes

eliminating cash tolls on the

Massachusetts turnpike, several

Metrowest legislators responded

to Secretary Pollack of

the Massachusetts Department

of transportation with questions

concerning the change in late

August, following up with a letter

stating concerns for their constituents

in early September. Here is

the text of that letter.

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needs volunteers to provide companionship to patients and respite

for family members in close to your home. Training, supervision,

and support are provided. Call (781) 569-2811 for more information

about becoming a hospice volunteer or visit www.vnacare.org.

425 Attend Thanks to

Yanks 9/11 Tribute Dinner

Massachusetts

Secretary of Veterans

Affairs Francisco

Urena was one of

the Keynote speakers

at the 10th annual

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tribute dinner, which

welcomed over 425

people to thank those

who serve and the

families that love them.

From left, Donnalee Shain Vice

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One–Day Boating

Safety Course

Saturday October 8

Our local United States

Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-

State Flotilla 1002 will be instructing

a one day ABOUT

BOATING SAFELY course developed

to provide the skills

and confidence needed to

explore the coast and inland

waters by boat. The event will

take place from 8 a.m. – 5

p.m. at Milford High School,

31 West Fountain Street, Milford,

on October 8, 2016. This

course is perfect for families

that have just purchased a boat

or are planning to in the future

and also for the boater keeping

up with changes to boating

regulations and laws.

Successful completion of

the course will also certify a

minor, from 12 to 16 years of

age, to operate a powerboat,

including a Personal Water

Craft / Jet Ski for 16 & 17

year-old operators, on Massachusetts

waters. Certification is

in conjunction with the Mass.

Environmental Police. Rhode

Island residents born after

1985 can also take the “Challenge

Exam” for certification

to operate motor vessels over

10 HP along with anyone,

any age, from any state, wanting

to operate a PWC on RI

waters. ABS also meets the

requirements to operate a vessel

in many other states and

most countries where boating

safety education is mandatory.

Several boating insurance

companies offer a discount

on premiums upon successful

completion of this course.

Offered as part of the Milford

Community School Use

Program, course information

can be found online at http://

www.mcs.milford.ma.us

(under Adult Programs - Fall),

by calling (508) 478-1119, or

by email to cdouglas@milfordma.com.

For additional USCGAux.

information: phil.uscgaux@

verizon.net or (508) 478-3778.

Course information and

links: http://www.cgaux.org/

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Milford Regional Welcomes General

Surgeon to Medical Staff

Nora Fullington, MD has

been recently appointed to Milford

Regional’s active medical

staff. She has joined the surgeons

at UMass Memorial Medical

Group at 91 Water St. in Milford.

Dr. Fullington graduated

from New York Medical College,

Valhalla, NY with a degree

in medicine in 2009. She performed

a surgical residency at

the University of Massachusetts

Medical School, Worcester, MA,

where she was chief resident. Dr.

Fullington completed additional

training as a research fellow in

pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s

Hospital.

Charles River Bank Donates to

Medway Mustang Gridiron Club

Galante’s

(Medway) Ann Sherry, Charles River Bank

Senior Vice President of Customer Care and

Relationship Development, presents a donation

check of $1,000 to the Medway Mustang

Gridiron Club represented by cheer and

football captains: Sarah O’Connor, Dylan

Ehrmanntraut, Patrick Travers, and Julianne

Pratt in support of the 2016 season.

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St. Michael’s

Applefest,

Saturday,

October 1st

St. Michael’s, at 1162

Highland Street, Holliston,

will hold its annual Applefest

from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on

Saturday, October first. This

event includes a huge tag

sale, homemade jams and

jellies, baked goods table,

raffles, pumpkin decorating,

face painting, food, beverages

and much more…

including flu shots! For information,

call (508) 429-4248.

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Middle schoolers who want

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Millis don’t have to worry about

not having enough numbers for

a Pop Warner team, thanks to

the efforts of Millis Athletic Director

Chuck Grant, two great

coaches, and a number of enthusiastic

parent volunteers. This

fall, the Millis Middle School

has launched a football program

for 7th and 8th graders. About

30 students have signed up for

the team, which will play seven

games over the season.

“All the Pop Warner programs

in the area, they didn’t have

enough kids to sign up to make

a team,” says Grant, who was

approached about beginning a

team in July. “It was tough to do

in July, but we were able to put

together a seven-game schedule

and two coaches, and it’s been

fantastic. Next year, they will accept

us into the middle school

league.”

Many of the students have

played football before. Under

Coach Shawn Fallon and volunteer

Coach Rob Flaherty, the 30

boys practice three times a week

for an hour and a half each practice.

“It’s a great way to give 30

young adolescents a chance to

do something active in the afternoon,”

says Grant, who also

points out that these boys will

gain “leverage in the classroom,

and an understanding that sports

is a privilege. If they want to

compete, they need to behave in

class.”

Parent Deb Curran, whose

son, Reese, is currently in 8th

grade, can’t say enough about

the program. “For me, as a parent,

for Reese to have something

that he can embrace and be a

part of at a middle school level,

is rewarding. It’s also rewarding

to know how many other 7th

and 8th graders can be a part of

it,” says Curran, who says she’s

heard very positive feedback

about the program from all of

those involved.

Wednesday, September 21

marked the first game for Millis

Middle School Football, with

a game against Catholic Memorial.

The boys will also play

Weston, Xaverian, Westwood

(twice) and Mashpee (twice).

Curran is grateful to have this

activity available for her son,

thrilled that Mr. Grant and the

coaches have stepped up.

“Amazing things are happening

to the kids who want to attach

themselves to something,”

she says.

“The major focus is on good

citizenship,” says Grant. “And

if you’re not careful, you might

learn a sport as well.”

It’s not too late for 7th and 8th

graders to sign up, says Grant.

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Millis Senior Center Programs and Events for October

Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based

group exercise

program for older adults that

uses simple, easy-to-learn movements

that motivate individuals

(including those with arthritis) to

stay active throughout their life.

Enhance Fitness will meet for 16

weeks, every Monday, Wednesday

and Friday for 1 hour in the

gym starting Monday, October

17th at 10:30. Each class session

includes cardiovascular, strength

training, balance and flexibility

exercises and the fostering of

strong social relationships between

participants. Those with

a chronic condition, such as

arthritis, need not worry; they

will never have to do anything

that hurts. Participants can use

chairs for support, if necessary,

and increase the weight they use

for strength training at their own

pace. Please make sure you come

into the Center prior to the class

to fill out the required forms.

Town Flu Clinic and Health

Fair October 22

The Millis Health Dept. will

hold a flu clinic and health fair

on Saturday, October 22nd

from 10-1 in the town hall Gym.

Adults ages 19 years and over

are welcome to receive a flu shot.

Please bring your insurance card

and wear a short-sleeved layer.

Health Screenings will be provided

by the Millis Lions mobile

van as well as local health and

wellness agencies.

A second town flu shot clinic

will be held on Saturday, November

19th from 10-1 for all

residents ages 8 years and up. If

you have any questions, please

call the Millis Health Dept. at:

(508) 376-7042

Medicare Open Enrollment

(October 15 - December 7)

You will have a chance to

CHANGE your plan for next

year. SHINE Counselors can

help you understand your plan

changes, as well as other options

you may have. Call the Center

early to get a SHINE appointment

during Open Enrollment.

Computer Tutoring with Bob

every Tuesday from 10-12. Bob

will be offering tutoring on a

drop in basis, so feel free to come

by the Center any Tuesday.

Blood Press Volunteers

Needed to do blood pressure

checks for our residents. Currently

we have two volunteer

positions available. The first and

third Wednesday from 11-12 or

the second and fourth Wednesday

from 11-12.

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Despite struggling in the Tri-

Valley League, where they were

the only Division 3 team, the

Millis girls volleyball team did

manage to make the tournament,

where they fell in the first

round to Tri-County of Franklin.

“Playing in the TVL was

a learning experience for this

team,” Millis Coach Lisa Farese

said. “In the past, the program

had five or six district titles in an

11-year span, but when things

changed (the loss of 7th and 8th

graders to the Middle School),

the numbers went down, and

the program lost a lot of athletes

who had one or two years of high

school experience.”

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arrived from Wisconsin

joined the

team four days prior

to the school year

getting underway

last fall. Unfortunately,

the outside

hitter is currently on

the sidelines having

injured her ankle prior to tryouts.

Farese is hoping that once her injury

is fully healed, she’ll be back

on the court where they team will

be looking for her strong play.

In addition to Finley Farese

will be looking to another outside

hitter junior Lydia Flaherty.

“Last year at 5’4”, she played

the middle for us. She may be

short, but as a basketball player,

she jumps extremely well,” the

coach said. “This year, she’ll be

playing where she belongs now

that we have some size. Due to

her size, she was usually underestimated

last year, but this season

by moving her to the outside it

will open up her defensive play.”

Taking position in the middle

this fall will be two first year

players at Millis – sophomores

Abby Clark at 5’ 11” and Elizabeth

Green at 6’ 1”. Clark, who

is another basketball player, has

literally been playing volleyball

for about a week at the time of

this writing. However, despite her

lack of playing time the sophomore

has impressed the coach.

“Abby has been doing real

well so far and is very instinctive

when it comes to the game,” Farese

said. “Once she develops her

skills she is going to be scary.”

Green is a Millis resident who

had attended another school as a

freshman but decided to come to

the high school this year.

“I had only heard about her

prior to tryouts from the other

girls,” the coach said. “They told

me that she was big, but having a

rather small team, I was unsure

of what I was actually getting. I

was surprised when she showed

up and had played before.”

As the season gets closer junior

Mandi Payne is battling

the team’s starting libero Haley

Donovan. Donovan has held the

position for the past two seasons

under Farese, but Payne is pushing

her for the spot.

“Mandi played last year, but

didn’t see as much time as she

would have liked, so she worked

very hard in the off season,” Farese

said. “Both girls are the same

age and about the same height so

there is no real advantage. I have

no idea who will be the starter on

opening day, but both are capable

of running the floor.”

Both athletes will get the colored

shirt designating them as

the libero, so that Farese can use

which girl she feels is producing

on any give game day.

Although Millis plays in a

tough league with higher division

level schools, the Mohawks

are looking to be as competitive

against them all each and every

time they step on the court.

“We’re looking to be our old

self, the team of yesteryear,”

Farese said. “We may not win

all of our games, but we will be

competitive now that we have

the tools to go up against the top

teams in the league.”

Other Millis volleyballers

looking to help the squad reach

the top of the TVL are Allie

Smith, Yasmine Azzouz, Cassie

Ford, Emily Bicalho, Molly

Kane, Grace Steeves and Morgan

Kane.


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Sports

One of Syracuse’s Top Soccer Recruits

State Crown Would Be Fitting For Medway’s Aviza

By KEN HAMWEY

To label Shannon Aviza as the

best soccer player in the Tri Valley

League and one of the best

center midfielders in Massachusetts

isn’t going overboard.

After all, the 5-foot-10 Medway

High senior has been a

three-time TVL all-star. A twoyear

captain, she also was chosen

as an Eastern Mass. all-star

for the last three years and was

an all-state and all-New England

choice as a junior. Because

of her New England all-star status,

Aviza is on an All-American

watch list, which could lead to

her selection to play in a national

all-star game in North Carolina

later this year.,

The 17-year-old Aviza, who’s

a National Honor Society student,

already has solidified her

future — she’ll be playing soccer

next year on scholarship at

Syracuse University. With all her

achievements and accolades, it

might seem like she’s totally satisfied.

Far from it.

Aviza wants to add one missing

link to her long list of accomplishments.

She wants Medway

High to win a state championship,

an honor the Mustangs

almost achieved last year when

they bowed, 2-1, to Millbury in

the state finals. Aviza has played

key roles in leading Medway to

three straight TVL championships

and one South Sectional

title.

“To win a state title won’t be

easy, but our team is focused on

that goal,’’ Aviza said. “We’re

confident that we can win the

states because we’ve got great

team chemistry and we’re all on

the same page. A state title is the

ultimate prize.’’

Aviza is a major factor in

Medway’s overall success, because

she’s so adept at controlling

play at midfield. She’s quick

in transition, knowing when to

pass and when to attack. Medway

coach Jason Rojee marvels

at her instincts and soccer IQ.

“Shannon has such great

field vision and awareness,’’ said

Rojee. “She sees things on the

field that I don’t. She’s a dynamic

passer who’s also an excellent

captain, able to lead by example

and by being vocal.’’

Her team goal is to win a state

crown but individually Aviza has

two other objectives.

“I’ve got 71 career points, but

it would be cool to reach 100,’’

she said. “I’d also like to be selected

to play in the All-American

game in North Carolina.’’

Those goals are very likely,

because the Medway native is

a player comfortable in her role

and comfortable with her coach

and teammates. She enjoys distributing

the ball, transitioning

from offense to defense, and attacking

in air. She also likes controlling

the ball with a specific

purpose in mind.

“We’ve got great captains

in Erin O’Rourke (goalie) and

Kaelyn Beach (defense),’’ Aviza

emphasized. “We communicate

well and we’ve set the same goals.

Erin makes big saves and Kaelyn

is a solid defensive player. Coach

Shannon Aviza will take her

excellent soccer skills to Syracuse

next year, but she first hopes

to see a championship title for

Medway this year.

Rojee is a tremendous motivator

who knows the game and

displays trust in his players. As

for where I can improve, it’s is

in my leadership role. I want to

be more vocal, in a positive way,

when providing direction or offering

advice. I’ve been blessed to

be on such good teams at Medway.’’

Aviza rates Medway’s game

against Dedham in the South

Sectional her sophomore year

one as one of her best. She

scored on a penalty kick and

many facets of her game improved.

But the Mustangs lost on

penalty kicks.

Always concerned about sore

ankles, Aviza missed two weeks

as a junior when she developed

some pain. And, after playing in

the nationals in Colorado with

her club team this summer, she

entered this season recovering

from a torn quad suffered in July.

Aviza is pleased with her decision

to commit to Syracuse, a

school she immediately fell in

love with because of its academics

and its soccer program. She’s

being counted on as a freshman.

“Coach (Phil) Wheddon said he

expects me to play considerably

and to contribute right away,’’

Aviza indicated. “He stressed

that I have the potential to be an

impact player.’’

For the present, however,

Aviza is focused on her impact at

Medway. She knows Dover-Sherborn

and Medfield will battle the

Mustangs for the league crown.

“They both have great teams and

great players,’’ said Aviza, who’s

helped Medway jump out to a

2-0 record.

Aviza also is focused on dedicating

herself to her competitive

philosophy and to keep learning

valuable life lessons from athletics.

“I believe in playing to win

but there also must be a desire

to give 100 percent and to enjoy

competing. Athletics teach great

life lessons, like overcoming adversity,

developing leadership

skills, setting goals and working

as a team.’’

Aviza started playing soccer

at age five. That helped in her

drive to become a success but

so, too, has her blood lines. Her

mom played in high school and

her dad played in high school

and at Assumption College. Her

brother John is playing for Assumption

and her brother Austin

is competing at Syracuse. “My

uncles and aunts also played in

college, and my younger sister

(Isabelle) is also playing for Medway,’’

Aviza said.

Soccer is not only a way of life

for Shannon Aviza, but it’s also a

family affair.

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Upcoming Programs for Adults

at Medway Public Library

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Going for over thirty-five

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adult hands-on workshop, “Pastel

Paint Stunning Still Lifes Like

the Masters,” on Thursday, October

27th, from 6-8 p.m. This

pastel painting workshop is designed

for sheer beginners to experienced

artists. Seats may fill

quickly so please register online

at www.medwaylib.org, or call

(508) 533-3217 to register. Participants

will freely experiment

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professional grade pastels, pastel

pencils, and pastel paper, in this

fun pastel painting workshop.

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Drone Demonstration presented

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the lower level before proceeding

outside. Please register online

or call the Library at (508)

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JEWELRY MAKING WITH

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Medway Public Library, Saturday,

October 22nd, 1:30 - 3:30

p.m.

Learn to design and make a

bracelet with our 3-D printer!

Open to everyone age 12 and

up. Please call the Library or

register online.

“Me” Time Papercraft

Time

Medway Public Library, second

and fourth Mondays of

each month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

For ages 16 years to adult.

Have you been meaning to get

back to your scrapbooking, cardmaking

or other paper projects?

Do you want to meet new people

or catch up with old friends?

Anyone working on any type of

craft is welcome since we want it

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26th, October 24th, November

14th & 28th, December

12th. The group will not meet

on holidays or during school vacations.

Knitting & Crocheting

Group, Medway Public

Library

Second and fourth Thursdays

of each month, 10:30 - 11:30

a.m. in the Cole Room

The knitting and crocheting

group is starting up again! Work

on your own projects in the company

of other knitters and crocheters.

Please bring your own

supplies.

LET’S LAUGH TODAY in Millis

is on Saturday, October 22nd

Let’s Laugh Today in Millis

is on Saturday, October 22nd

from 1-2 p.m. at Living Buddha

Nature, Centennial Place, 969

Main St., Millis. Boost your joy

factor, lighten up about life, release

happy chemicals and open

channels of expression and wellbeing

to feel more alive! There

are no postures or poses and all

ages can participate in this uplifting

experience! Let’s laugh,

Church of Christ to Hold

Free Community Dinner

and Game Night

The Church of Christ at 142

Exchange St., Millis will offer a

Free Community Dinner and

Game Night on Friday, October

21. Dinner is served at 6:30 pm.

Following the dinner, we will have

a fun night playing board games

and sharing conversation and fellowship.

All are invited—there

breath, and clap! Anyone can do

these simple exercises. You can

sit or stand. Please bring water to

drink. $12 (Seniors 65 and older:

$10) Led by Certified Laughter

Yoga Teachers, Linda and Bill

Hamaker. If you have any questions,

just call (508) 660-2223 or

e-mail billandlinda@letslaughtoday.com.

See more information

at www.letslaughtoday.com.

will be games for all ages. Feel

free to bring family, friends and a

favorite game! The event is sponsored

by the Men’s Fellowship

group and is held in Fellowship

Hall at the church. For more information,

please call 376-5034

or visit the website at millisucc.

org.

OBITUARIES

MILLIS: Barbara Donahue,

84, died August 31, 2016 at her

home in Millis, MA. Barbara and

her beloved husband, John T. Donahue

would have celebrated their 60th

wedding anniversary on November 9,

2016. They had five children: Jeanne

M. Gutowski and her husband Stanley

of Sudbury; Kevin T. Donahue

of Millis; Steven E. Donahue and his

wife Irene of Suwanee, GA; Kellie

A. Carey and her husband Mark of

Franklin and Brian T. Donahue (deceased

shortly after birth.) Barbara

also had five grandchildren: Alexander

Gutowski, Olivia Gutowski,

Riley Donahue, Caitlin Donahue and

Brian Donahue. Barbara has no surviving

siblings but has a sister-in-law

Anne K. Donahue of Watertown and

a brother-in-law Robert J. Donahue

and his wife Patricia of Barnstable.

Gifts may be made to the VNA Hospice

and Palliative Care Network in

memory of Barbara Donahue to support

patient care at VNACare, Fund

Development, 199 Rosewood Drive,

Suite 180, Danvers, MA 01923 or

www.vnacare.org

MEDWAY: Kathleen Mary Fallon

of Medway died peacefully on

Monday August 29, 2016 surrounded

by her loving family. She was 54. Formerly

of Dedham, she was the daughter

of Jeannine (Wolenti) Fallon and

the late James Fallon. Kathy was employed

as a Director of Planning and

Merchandising for Christmas Tree

Shops for over 25 years. Kathleen

was the beloved daughter of Jeannine

(Wolenti) Fallon and the late James P.

Fallon. She was the cherished sister of

J. Michael Fallon and his wife Dina

of Bellingham, Paul Fallon and his

wife Sue of Millis, Jeannine Fallon of

Franklin and Julie Fallon of Medway.

Also survived by her nieces Samantha,

Rebecca, Alexandra, Alyssa and

Amanda. Contributions in Kathy’s

name may be made to Spaulding

Acute Rehab Hospital, 300 1st Ave,

Charlestown, MA 02129

See www.robertsmitchell.com for

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Community Events

October 1

Taste of Medway, rain or

shine event from 2-5 p.m.,

Thayer Homestead, 2B Oak

Street, Medway, Choate Park,

will feature 15-20 food vendors

with a variety of beer and wine

to be sampled as well. Fundraiser

helps support the Thayer

Homestead. Admission $20 for

adults, $15 for seniors and $10

for ages 12 and under. Adults

and seniors will go home with

a commemorative beer or wine

glass from the event.

St. Michael’s Applefest, 10

a.m. – 2 p.m., 1162 Highland

Street, Holliston, Huge tag

sale, homemade jams and jellies,

baked goods table, raffles,

pumpkin decorating, face painting,

food, beverages and much

more…including flu shots! For

information, call (508) 429-

4248.

GRANT WRITING

WORKSHOP, hosted by Millis

Cultural Council, Millis Public

Library, 961 Main Street, Millis,

Saturday, 12:30 p.m. (drop in)

Norfolk Library to Feature

Stony Brook Camera Club, October

1-31, with artist’s reception

Friday, October 14, from

7-9 p.m., with light refreshments.

For more information on

the club please visit the website

http://stonybrookcc.com/

October 3

North Sea Gas, Medway

Public Library, 7 p.m., one of

Scotland’s most popular bands,

Please register in advance on the

Library’s website or by calling

the Library at (508) 533-3217.

Walk-ins are also welcome.

October 4

Grant writing workshop,

hosted by Millis Cultural Council,

2:30 p.m., Millis MS/HS

library, 245 Plain Street, (registration

required, visit http://

mass-culture.org/Millis)

October 6

Faculty & Staff Talent Show,

7 p.m., $3 per person, Millis

High School Auditorium and

will feature faculty and staff

showing off a variety of talents.

Proceeds benefit the G.R.I.T.

scholarship which is given to

seniors, who have been nominated

by teachers or staff, for

overcoming obstacles on their

path to graduation.

October 7

Silver Screen Matinees,

Millis Public Library, 1 p.m.,

961 Main Street, Millis, The

Money Pit (PG)

October 8

Drone Demonstration,

Medway Public Library, 10

a.m. – 12 p.m., presented

by Medway Cable Access

(weather permitting). We

will meet in the Makerspace

on the lower level before proceeding

outside. Please register

online or call the Library

at (508) 533-3217.

October 9

Medway Fire Department

Open House for Fire Prevention

Week, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. at

Station 1. Activities for the kids,

and a live burn or Jaws of Life

demonstration. Pizza and beverages

donated by Papa Gino’s

will be served.

October 13

Dr. Emerson Baker, Prof.

of History at Salem State College

and author of A Storm of

Witchcraft. 7 p.m., Roche Bros.

Community Room of the Millis

Library, hosted by the Millis

Historical Society. Dr. Baker

(Tad) was instrumental in the

discovery earlier this year of the

location of precisely where the

executions by hanging of nineteen

suspected witches occurred

back in 1692, settling a long

running debate. Refreshments.

October 14

Silver Screen Matinees, Millis

Public Library, 961 Main

Street, Millis, 1 p.m., Money

Monster (R)

October 17

Halloween Safety Magic

Show, 6:30 p.m., Medway Public

Library, grades K-5, register

in advance, medwaylib.org

A mysterious magic wand

that takes on a life of its own.

A haunted Jack-O-Lantern.

Ghosts, goblins, Frankenstein

and more!

Come to the Library for a

Halloween magic show choreographed

with safety tips to help

keep the children safe on their

night of spooky fun.

Grades K-5. Register in advance.

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October 19

Medway Business Council

presents Candidates’ Forum,

7:30–9 a.m. at Medway VFW

Post 1526, 123 Holliston St.,

Medway, MA. Will feature Candidates

for State Representative:

Sandra Slattery Biagetti and

Brian Murray, as well as Sen.

Karen Spilka. Registration fee

for the meeting is $15/members

and $20/non-members and includes

a full breakfast. Register

and reserve your spot online at

www.medwaybusinesscouncil.

org by October 12.

Millis Garden Club and

Medfield Garden Club present

Heirloom and Native Plants, by

John Forti, Director of Horticulture

at Mass. Horticultural

Society., Millis Public Library,

961 Main Street, Millis. Hospitality

6:30 p.m., Talk 7 p.m.

October 21

Silver Screen Matinees, Millis

Public Library, 961 Main

Street, Millis, Whatever Happened

to Baby Jane (NR)

Community Dinner & Game

Night, The Church of Christ at

142 Exchange St., Dinner is

served at 6:30 p.m., followed by

a fun night playing board games

and sharing conversation and

fellowship. Free and open to all,

sponsored by the Men’s Fellowship

group and is held in Fellowship

Hall at the church. For

more information, please call

376-5034 or visit millisucc.org.

October 22

Millis Town Flu Clinic &

Health Fair, sponsored by Millis

Health Dept., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.,

Veterans Memorial Building

Gym, Adults 19+ may receive

flu shot. Please bring insurance

card (insurance not required)

and wear short sleeves. Event

Clip and save this coupon

will include health screening

by the Millis Lions Club and

other health agencies. For questions

on the flu clinic, call Millis

Health Dept. at: (508)376-7042

or email the public health nurse

Karen D’Angelo, at: kdangelo@millis.net

M.E.R.I.T. Haunted Hayride,

Tangerini’s Farm, Spring

Street, Millis, 5-10 p.m.

Let’s Laugh Today, 1-2 p.m.

at Living Buddha Nature, Centennial

Place, 969 Main St., Millis.

Laughter yoga. Please bring

water to drink. $12 (Seniors 65

and older: $10) Led by Certified

Laughter Yoga Teachers, Linda

and Bill Hamaker. For questions,

(508) 660-2223 or e-mail

billandlinda@letslaughtoday.

com. Find out more at www.letslaughtoday.com.

October 27

Hands-on Pastel Workshop

for Adults, “Stunning Still

Lifes,” with Pastelist Gregory

John Maichack, 6-8 p.m., Medway

Library, 24 High Street, in

will host award-winning pastel

artist Gregory John Maichack

to present an adult hands-on

workshop, designed for sheer

beginners to experienced artists.

Seats may fill quickly so please

register online at www.medwaylib.org,

or call (508) 533-3217 to

register. Participants will freely

experiment with hundreds of

the artist’s professional grade

pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel

paper, in this fun pastel painting

workshop.

October 28

Friends of Choate Park’s Annual

Pumpkin Walk (raindate

October 29), 7-9 p.m. at Choate

Park, Medway. Drop off carved

pumpkins with tea lights or candles

in the Choate Park tennis

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courts anytime before 4 p.m. to

be included in the night’s festivities.

Bring a flashlight as the trail

around the park is extremely

dark. All parking at Cassidy

Fields. Only handicapped parking

at Choate Park. Refreshments

for sale in the concession

building to support The Friends

of Choate Park. Tickets $10 or

$45 for family pack, available at

Roche Bros., Tangerini’s.

October 29

Millis Library Book Sale, 9

a.m. – 1 p.m., Millis Public Library

Roche Bros. Room, Millis

Public Library, 961 Main

Street, Millis

Medway Monster Mash 1

Mile & 5K, fundraiser for Medway

Youth Football and Cheer,

8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., 88 Summer

Street, Medway, Come in

costume, prizes for competitive

runners, register by October 6

for t-shirts, visit medwaymonstermash.racewire.com

for

more information.

October 30

Free Movie and Popcorn,

Medway Public Library, 12:30

p.m. Join us for snacks and a

sequel! The second movie from

the creepy hotel in the scenic

countryside of Transylvania!

Wear a costume if you wish.

Friends of the Millis Library

Bag Sale, 1-3 p.m., Millis Public

Library, 961 Main Street, Millis

M/M


Page 28 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com October 2016

Marino Joins Berkshire Hathaway

HomeServices Page Realty, Medfield

Sold

Sold

Jennifer Marino is happy to be

joining the Kim Williams Team

at Berkshire Hathaway Home-

Services Page Realty as a referral

agent. Jennifer has her Master’s

degree from Lesley University in

Early Childhood Education, and

she spent the earlier part of her

career as a Kindergarten teacher

in Newton for many years before

starting a family. Jennifer has

four young children, and they

are happy to call Norfolk home.

Jenn is a dedicated and thoughtful

professional who would love

to help you and your family find

your dream home.

The Kim Williams Team is

proud to be welcoming Jennifer

Marino. “We look forward to

working with Jenn,” said Kim

Williams. “I have always been

impressed by her commitment

to excellence in all that she does,

especially her volunteerism with

the Norfolk Community League

and our public schools. These

are two organizations that are

important to me.”

Have you had any thoughts

of selling? Are you living in your

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your home? Please call the Kim

Williams Team today at (508)

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22 Bogastow Circle

Millis $590,000

SOLD

22 Oakland Street

Medway $335,000

SOLD

179 Farm Street

Millis $335,000

79 Highwood Drive, Franklin

21 Fahey Road, Marlborough

Under Contract

10 Maple Street, Watertown

Under Contract

Under Contract

Under Contract

21 Catherine Ave. Franklin

Under Contract


SOLD

4 Highland Street

Medway $283,000

SOLD

15 Delaware Road

Medfield $868,000

SOLD

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October 2016 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com Page 29

Christina Tocci Joins RE/MAX Executive

Realty Buliung Todaro Team

The real estate business is a

survival of the fittest profession,

and like-minded real estate agent

tend to have an attraction like

magnets to steel. That’s the best

way to describe the latest addition

of Christina Tocci to The

Buliung Todaro Team of RE/

MAX Executive Realty in Franklin

MA.

Christina Tocci comes with

accolades beginning with her

formal education at Rhode Island

College with a Liberal Arts

major and Boston University

with a focus on Applied Business

Analysis.

Christina’s work experience

includes her past experience with

Covidien in Mansfield, Mass. as

a Business Analyst, and her previous

affiliation with another real

estate office in Franklin. Climbing

the ladder is a talent that

Christina hones and has mastered.

Participating in local organizations

is a passion for Christina

Tocci. She holds the position as

a member of The Franklin Children’s

School Board of Directors.

Christina is also an avid runner

and is training for her first marathon

in November. Competing is

in Christina’s DNA, and we all

know she joined the right team!

Christina lives in Franklin

with her husband, Mark, and

their two children, Isabella and

Nicholas. To congratulate Christina,

she can be reached at (508)

507-8883.

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Page 30 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com October 2016

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October 2016 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com Page 31

SOLD $795,000

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Page 32 Local Town Pages www.millismedwaynews.com October 2016

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WRITTEN TO JENNIFER MCMAHON FROM A MILLIS CLIENT:

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