Medway/Millis August 2017


Medway/Millis August 2017


Medway & Millis





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The Voice of Your Community

By J.D. O’Gara

Medway Public Library Pilots

Summer Lunch Program

Openings Still Available for Program,

Which Runs through August 24

Margaret Perkins, Director of the Medway

Public Library, has a big heart. When

summer approached, she knew that the

USDA summer lunch program in Massachusetts,

coordinated by Project Bread, did

not apply to the town of Medway. For most

of those programs, she says, at least 50% of

the school children would have to qualify for

free or reduced price lunches, but only 12%

of Medway children do.

“I was concerned for that 12%,” says Perkins.

“The relative wealth of the other 88%

doesn’t mean they aren’t hungry during the


Perkins asked other Massachusetts librarians

if their libraries participated, and

received a lot of helpful responses. She considered

applying for a grant for a weekly

summer free lunch program, but since that


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Medway Library’s pilot free lunch program, an idea conceived

by library director Margaret Perkins, left, who is shown here

helped out by 12-year-old Bella, is supported by the Friends

of the Medway Library, and a number of local businesses,

organizations and individuals. A few spots are still available.

Virtual Tour of

Prospect Hill

Cemetery Brings

Great Voices to Life

Millis Eagle Scout Project

Headed by Parker Nathans

By J.D. O’Gara

Looking for something to

do this month? If you’ve got

some time on your hands,

you might want to head online

to YouTube to check out

a virtual tour of Prospect

Hill Cemetery, located at

the corner of Auburn Road

and Ridge Street, in Millis.

Eagle Scout Parker Nathans,

along with the help of members

of his fellow members

of Boy Scout Troop 15, researched

and created the

tour, for which he received

his Eagle Scout medal in late

spring. Whether you want to

complete the tour on foot,

accessing it via your Smart

phone, or from the comfort

of your armchair via your

computer (or Smart TV),

simply hop onto YouTube

and search for Millis Cemetery


“The beauty of this

project is you can watch it

however you want. One of

the reasons I wanted to do

this tour, was when I was researching

Eagle Scout projects,

I found that for a small

town outside of Boston we

have a lot of famous people

buried there. We have the

Governor of Massachu-


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setts from awhile back, Emerson

who founded Emerson college,

a lot of notable people, famous,

important people that went in

there,” says Nathans. The Millis

Historical Society members

he met with, he says, “handed

me this old, dusty, big book created

in the 50s about when the

cemetery was being created that

had these markers that featured

famous people.”

The 18-acre Prospect Hill

Cemetery was established in

1714, when Millis was known as

East Medway. It’s been in use for

300 years, with two distinct sections

– one laid out in the 18th

and 19th centuries and a more

recent part laid out in the 1930s.

It contains approximately 2,850

graves (an estimation, since some

no longer bear their markers).

Parker involved the other

scouts in the project not only by

having them film some of the

tour, but also by having them

voice act the parts of the famous

figures buried in the cemetery.

The voices of such men as

Charles Roberts, born in Newton

in 1882, who received a Medal

of Honor by President Taft, are

impersonated by young men in

Millis Troop 15.

“It was part research, but it

was part voice-acting, too,” says

Nathans. “I wanted (other scouts)

Flag from USS Arizona Donated

to the Town of Medway

The Memorial Committee

presented the Board of Selectmen

with a flag that was flown

on the USS Arizona. Committee

Chair Mr. Larney presented

the flag and the certificate of authenticity

to the Board of Selectmen

on Monday, June 26th. The

flag will be displayed in a case in

Town Hall.

Medway resident Major

Richard Keogh, who served as

Grand Marshall of the 2017

Medway Memorial Day Parade,

facilitated the donation. He is a

part-time resident of Hawaii and

was at the 75th anniversary of

the USS Arizona on December

7, 2016.

The Board of Selectmen are

grateful for the gift to the Town

and extend their sincere appreciation

to Major Keogh and the

Memorial Committee.

to get really involved, so I had

them voice the people that were

in the cemetery. The whole project

took about eight months.”

Nathans says that surprisingly,

the voice-acting was an arduous

task, taking much time and many

takes to complete.

Nathans, a recent high school

graduate who will head to La-

Salle College in Newton in the

fall and who has begun a custom

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called Feisty Flags, cannot say

enough about his experience as

a Boy Scout.

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would take so long, she says, she

proposed asking local businesses,

organizations and individuals to

help fund a one-day-a-week pilot


The Library Trustees and the

Friends of the Library were enthusiastic.

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“The co-presidents of the

Friends offered to talk to businesses

to ask for donations. We

couldn’t have done this without

the Friends, who in addition to

seeking donations have done

much of the organizational

work required to supply the bag

lunches. I have been amazed at

how many businesses, groups and

individuals have offered to donate

cash, food, and time to the

Summer Lunch program. The

response has been far greater

than I could have hoped for. We

have a wonderful community!”

Millis resident Bella, aged 12,

was happy to help out Perkins

and the Friends in cleaning up for

the first lunch, on July 13th, sponsored

by Direct Tire, (Garelick

Farms supplies all the milk.).

The young 4H Club member attended

with her Mom, who says,

“The food is actually really good,

and they give you snack choices.

It’s really great the community

can come together like this to

feed the kids during summer. We

also enjoy that they have activities

for kids afterwards.”

The pilot program complements

the theme of the Library’s

Summer Reading Program

“Build A Better World.” Participants

can join in Story Time at

11 a.m., enjoy lunch at 11:45,

and participate in drop in craft

and STEM activities after lunch.

“The free Summer Lunch

program has proved very popular,”

says Perkins. “The younger

children are also enjoying the

story times before lunch, and the

older ones are having fun with

building and craft activities,” says


Other community partners in

this pilot program include Roche

Brothers, Restaurant 45, the

Medway Community Church,

the Medway Lions Club, Medway

Oil, Whole Foods, and

Nordstrom, the Friends of the

Medway Library, and all the individuals

who have donated and

volunteered to make this program

a success.

In 2015, 9.7% of Massachusetts

households – nearly 675,000

adults and children – were food

insecure. Food insecurity can be

exacerbated during the summer

This first year, the Medway

Public Library was able to provide

30 lunches each Thursday

on a first-come, first-served basis,

with registration required (there

are still a couple open spots).

The program will run through

August 24th, and there are still

some spaces left. Registration is

required a week in advance, so

that we know how many lunches

are needed. Register online or

call (508) 533-3217.

If you would like to make a

donation to support this program

or volunteer to help serve lunches

please contact director Margaret

Perkins at (508) 533-3217.

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is located at 26 High Street in




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Millis to Host

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By J.D. O’Gara

Vacation Bible School is back at the

Church of Christ, Congregational at

142 Exchange St. in Millis.

“We haven’t hosted a vacation

bible school in a few years

for a variety of reasons, and

I decided to try,” says Youth

Minister Jessica Boose. She

says a four-day session will be

offered for Pre-school through

grade 5 from Monday, August

21 to Thursday, August

24, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon

“We’re offering it right before

school starts, which is a time

period where there aren’t as

many things offered, usually,”

says the Youth Minister.

The reasons for the fourday

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“One of the reasons we

stopped hosting VBS was they

couldn’t get enough volunteers,

and we wanted to make

sure it was fully staffed,” says

Boose, who adds,” Also, when

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The children’s mornings

will be filled with fun activities,

crafts, Bible stories, praise

songs and a peanut-free snack.

On Thursday, the final day,

Vacation Bible School will

wrap up with a Water Day,

including a water slide, water

balloons and water games.

The suggested donation

for Church of Christ’s VBS is

$20 per person ($5 a day), and

family discounts are available.

Participants must pre-register.

For a registration form, go

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Governor commits $1.35 million to

support SNAP recipients, farms

Low-income families will

have better access to fresh,

healthy foods, and local farms

will have more sales, thanks to

$1.35 million in funding for the

Healthy Incentives Program

(HIP) included in the FY2018

Massachusetts state budget,

signed yesterday by Governor

Charlie Baker.

When SNAP recipients use

their EBT cards to purchase

fruits and vegetables at participating

farmers markets, farm

stands, mobile markets, and

community supported agriculture

(CSA) programs, HIP automatically

credits their account

with a one-to-one match of up

to $80 per month, depending

upon household size. Earned

HIP incentives can then be used

towards any future SNAP purchase.

HIP is a project of the

Massachusetts Department of

Transitional Assistance, in partnership

with the Department of

Agricultural Resources and the

Department of Public Health,

along with a coalition of more

than 40 organizations including

Community Involved in

Sustaining Agriculture (CISA),

Project Bread, the Food Bank of

Western Massachusetts, the Federation

of Massachusetts Farmers

Markets, and the University

of Massachusetts’ Stockbridge

School of Agriculture.

Massachusetts is the first in

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healthy incentive to SNAP clients

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already showing signs of success.

While HIP is still being gradually

rolled out statewide, more

than 150 retailers are already set

up to process the new benefit,

and more are being added each

week. In past years, SNAP sales

at these types of retailers have totaled

less than $400,000, but that

will almost surely be exceeded

this year, since just a month into

the market season more than

$250,000 of HIP benefits have

been earned.

Only one-quarter of Massachusetts

adults eat the federally

recommended five servings of

fruits and vegetables per day, and

the gap is significantly higher in

low-income households. Disparities

in access by race and ethnicity

exacerbate the problem

further in many communities.

This nutritional deficit contributes

to increases in obesity and

its related chronic preventable

diseases, including diabetes and

heart disease. HIP’s goal is to

improve health outcomes for

some of the Commonwealth’s

most vulnerable communities, by

making fresh, healthy food more


“Now that I know what HIP

is, I’m making sure to buy fruits

and vegetables first each month,”

said Marie Loranger of Monson,

who was one of the first people

to receive HIP incentives when

she purchased vegetables in


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Local Farmers Markets in Full Swing for the Season

by J.D. O’Gara

During the summertime in

these parts, you don’t have to

go far to shop local. In addition

to being able to visit a wealth

of farms right in our neighborhoods,

local farmers’ markets are

becoming a community gathering

event, not only offering locally

grown produce, but also

showcasing locally made goods

and local nonprofits as well. August

6-12 is National Farmers

Market week, and why not celebrate

by stopping by some of

these locations?

• Ashland Farmers Market,

125 Front Street, Ashland,

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. each Saturday

through October 7. To

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• Franklin Farmers’ Market,

Fridays, through October 27,

at the Franklin Town Common,

12-6 p.m. For Information

on how to become a

vendor at the Franklin Farmers

Market, please contact

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423-6818. Weekly space is

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April. “My doctor has told me

I need to eat more healthy fruits

and vegetables, and my response

has been that it’s too expensive.

Now I have no excuse! I’m buying

more vegetables and freezing

them so I can use them all year.”

HIP incentives can also be used

to purchase vegetable plants,

which Loranger has done as

well, and she is looking forward

to harvesting her own healthy

food later in the summer.

farmersmarket, located at

Medway V.F.W. Post 1526,

123 Holliston Street, Medway.

Open Thursdays, 4-7

p.m., through October. Call

(281) 910-0990 for information

on becoming a vendor

or follow them on Facebook.

• Medfield Farmers’ Market,

located on the grounds of

the First Parish historic meeting

house at 26 North Street

in Medfield each Thursday

from 2 to 6:30 p.m. through

September 28. The Market

is supported in part through

the generosity of The Needham

Bank and the First Parish

UU Church. Vendor

information and applications

are available at

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• Milford Farmers Market,

Stacy Middle School, Spruce

St., Milford is open Saturdays

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.until October.

Find them on Facebook. Call

(508) 369-6430 for information

on becoming a vendor.

• Norfolk Farmers’ Market,

Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m.

through October 6, Norfolk

Town Commons, 139 Main

Street, Norfolk.

More background about HIP

can be found at

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The success of HIP was identified

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Millis Resident and MassBay Student Veteran Accepted

into Warrior-Scholar Project at Cornell University

Wellesley Hills, MA - The

Massachusetts Bay Community

College is pleased to announce

student veteran Charles Santamaria

of Millis was accepted into

the Warrior-Scholar Project to attend

Cornell University July 23rd

– 30th. The Warrior-Scholar

Project (WSP) empowers enlisted

military veterans by providing

them with a skill bridge that enables

a successful transition from

the battlefield to the classroom;

maximizes their education opportunities

by making them informed

consumers of education,

and increase the confidence they

will need to successfully complete

a rigorous four-year undergraduate

program at a top-tier school.

“We were proud to host a

Warrior-Scholar Project Academic

boot camp at Cornell University

for the 2017 year,” said

Dr. Sidney Ellington, Executive

Director of WSP. “The program

at Cornell taps into the immense

potential of Post-9/11 veterans

and reduce obstacles to success,

addressing veterans’ misperceptions

about college and building

their confidence through an intense

academic reorientation.”

“Charles’ participation in

WSP will bring him one step

closer to his goal of applying to

pre-medical and biological sciences

programs,” said MassBay

Coordinator of Transfer Affairs

and Articulations Rhian Waterberg.

“Charles exemplifies the

rich academic and co-curricular

contributions our student veterans

bring to MassBay. We are

excited about his participation in

the Warrior Scholars Program

and hope that it will inspire a

new tradition of WSP participation

among MassBay’s student

veteran population.”

Santamaria is a Life Science

major who began classes at Mass-

Bay in the Fall of 2016 after his

tour in the United States Marine

Corps was finished. While on active

duty, he served as Combat

Correspondent/Broadcaster in

Twentynine Palms, California.

Santamaria is very involved in

campus life at MassBay, serving

as President of the Student Government

Association (SGA), an

Orientation Leader welcoming

new students to the College and

one of the MassBay Veteran’s

Club representatives. Santamaria

is the first MassBay veteran

accepted to the WSP program,

and he was one of 16 students

attending Cornell program this

year and 250 nationwide. He is

a first generation American as

well as a first generation college


“As a veteran of the United

States Marine Corps, I am excited

to be accepted and participate

in the Warrior-Scholar

Project at Cornell University,”

said Santamaria. “Attending a

community college like Mass-

Bay has been a smooth transition

from the military that has

provided me with a solid foundation

for my academic career. This

program creates a tremendous

opportunity for veterans, and I

know my time at Cornell University

will contribute to my level of

readiness for transfer to a 4-year

university and possible changes I

might face in the future.”

The Warrior-Scholar Project

is a nonprofit organization seeking

to help GIs in the transition

to college. The organization

launched a nine-person pilot program

at Yale University in 2012,

and as of 2017, the Warrior-

Scholar Project has expanded

to assist over 700 students attending

15 top colleges around

the country including; Yale University,

the University of Notre

Dame, Georgetown University,

the University of Arizona, Syracuse

University, the University of

Chicago, Princeton University,

the University of Oklahoma,

Harvard University, Massachusetts

Institute of Technology, the

University of Southern California,

Texas A&M University, the

University of Michigan, Amherst

College and Cornell University.

Each WSP boot camp is run

by a team of student veterans,

and taught by university professors

and graduate students. An

intensive syllabus composed of

both classic and modern scholarly

works guides participants

as they learn how to frame their

ideas in an academic context,

think critically, and formulate

scholarly arguments. Participants

not only learn the subjectmatter

material; they learn how

to learn. This one week intensive

academic boot camp program is

free for accepted veterans to participate.

“I taught for the Warrior-

Scholar Project at Cornell in past

years, and they were among the

most enjoyable and memorable

experiences I have ever had in

the classroom,” said Cornell

University President Emeritus

Hunter R. Rawlings III. “The

veterans are eager to learn, ready

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Norfolk Credit Union Celebrates 64 Years of Service in


Who Owns Your Credit Union?

It’s a better time than ever to

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unions have a long history of

helping people establish themselves

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also offers cutting edge convenience

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Thanks to the loyalty and

support of our members we are

celebrating our 64th birthday

this year! Sixty-four years in the

Town of Norfolk with local people

making local decisions! We

were chartered on August 13,

1953 and still continue to serve

our community and our adjacent

neighbors in other communities.

On the face of things, credit

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you even think the two are interchangeable.

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Banks exist to make profits and

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are considering cataract surgery,

your expectations should not

only be to improve your vision,

reduce glare at night, see brighter

and more vivid colors and improve

your day-to-day activities,

but you should also be given an

opportunity to reduce your dependence

on glasses or contacts,

and in many cases, eliminate this

need. Nowadays, many choices

exist on where to have the surgery

and by whom. Here are the

specific questions to ask when

you are trying to select the ideal

surgical centers, resources, experience,

skills and outcomes as

you make the critical decision of

who will perform your cataract


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I going to get? With modern

cataract surgery, most surgeries

should be completed under

topical anesthesia and local sedation.

Local sedation means

that the anesthesiologist will

give you minimal sedation,

allowing you to recover your

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immediately with little or no

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means that the surgery eye becomes

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need for injections and shots

around or behind the eye. No

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bleeding and serious complications

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the bag holding your lens. The

best practices have a rupture

rate of 2 to 4 per thousand

cases. The source of this information

should be credible and

ideally made available by an

independent review committee

in a surgery center. Ask your

surgeon about his/ her complication

rate and how is this

monitored. Does the surgeon

have an independent review

committee in his/ her center

to validate this rate?

3. What is the rate of infections

in your center? Another

potentially devastating

risk of cataract surgery is an

infection inside the eye called

“endophthalmitis.” Ask about

the percentage of patients getting

this infection in the center

you chose for your operation.

The source of this information,

again, should be credible,

and ideally made available by

an independent review committee

inside the surgery center.

4. Where will the surgery be

performed? Different centers

have different equipment and

resources. For instance, Massachusetts

has only a few centers

offering bladeless cataract

surgery. Bladeless laser assisted

surgery should be an option

if you want to reduce dependence

on glasses and treat low

grades of astigmatism at the

same time as your cataract surgery.

This technology can also

soften the cataract if it is dense

and thick, allowing a safer and

better outcome as is the case

in a specific eye disease called

Fuch’s dystrophy. Ask your

Ophthalmologist if he/she is

able to offer this technology.

5. What type of advanced

technology is available at

the center? Larger centers

can often times afford better

technology. For instance, a

technology called ORA can

allow the surgeon to adjust

the power of the lens implant

placed in the eye while you

are having the surgery. This is

critical if you had LASIK before.

This technology has the

added benefit to reduce errors

in the implant power calculations

and improve chances of

reducing your need for glasses

after surgery. Ask your surgeon

is this technology is available in

his/her center.

6. What type of implant am I

going to get? Different lens

implants can be used during

cataract surgery with different

materials, quality and ability

to reduce your need for

glasses. A lower cost does not

always translate into savings

as cost depends not only on

the implant used, but also the

technology used to measure

your eye before the surgery.

Ask your surgeon what type

of implants he/ she uses and

what technology is used to accurately

measure your eye.

7. Will my need to wear

glasses be reduced? Cataract

surgery is a wonderful opportunity

to limit or eliminate

your need for glasses. As the

surgeon removes the cataract,

there is an opportunity to replace

the cloudy lens with a

special high tech implant able

to achieve this goal. The new

bladeless laser assisted surgery

offers the opportunity to correct

astigmatism at the same

time as the surgery, allowing

the lens implants to correct for

distance, near and everything

in between. This is now even

easier to achieve with the new

state-of-the-art Symfony Toric

implants. Ask your surgeon if

he/ she is able to access those

implants, achieve this goal and

how often is this achieved.

8. Will I have stitches? It is

ideal to eliminate the need

of stitches as the surgery is a

no-stitch surgery. Placing a

stitch can be complicated by

stitch induced astigmatism, a

foreign body sensation and a

broken and irritating stitch.

Ask your surgeon if he or she

is still using stitches.

9. What will be my vision on

day one after the surgery?

One of the measurements

defining quality of outcomes

after cataract surgery is the

quality of vision on day one

after the surgery. Surgeons

should strive to make the vision

correct to as close to best

as possible on day 1. Ask your

surgeon how often is he/ she

achieving this outcome.

Cataract surgery is all about

better precision, more safety

and excellent outcomes. At Milford

Franklin Eye Center, Dr.

Kaldawy is proud to have been

the first surgeon in the area and

among the first in Massachusetts

to offer bladeless laser assisted

cataract surgery. We are happy

to bring this technology to the

area and are available for second

opinions. The top five teaching

hospitals in the nation offer bladeless

laser cataract surgery.

We offer the same. We use one

of the 2 femtosecond lasers currently

used by Mass Eye and Ear

Infirmary, the same laser used by

the best of the best. We perform

the procedure in a state-of-theart

center in which 70 other Boston

surgeons operate. This is also

one of few centers in Massachusetts

offering bladeless cataract

surgery. We implant high quality

premium lenses only, with correction

for distance, near and

everything in between. With the

new Symfony implants, astigmatism

is no longer a problem. The

new Symfony implant is music

to your eyes. Our percentage of

posterior capsule complications

and infections is one of the lowest

in the nation and is measured

by independent sources. We have

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Living Healthy


Parkinson’s Disease

Support Group


The Attleboro Parkinson’s

disease support group will

continue meeting this summer

with gatherings on August

9, and September 13.

The group meets at Community

VNA, 10 Emory Street

in Attleboro from 10 a.m. to

12 p.m. It features speakers,

mutual support, and camaraderie,

with some humor

thrown in!

People with Parkinson’s,

family members and friends

are welcome to attend, even

if a loved one lives at a distance.

Many new and helpful

resources are available at

the group to help people with

PD live well. For information

about the group or resources

call Gretchen Robinson,

(508) 226-2910. The group is

an affiliate of the American

Parkinson’s Disease Association

which can be contacted

at 800.223.2732. Meetings

are held the second Wednesday

each month and are free

and confidential. For directions,

please go to

or call (508)


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Entrance fees are $35. First

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Overall male and female winners

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A runners’ raffle and basket raffle

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Skies Clear for Celebrate Medway Day 2017

The 5th Annual Celebrate

Medway Day on Saturday, July

15th was full of smiles and fun

for all who came out to enjoy

the day. Thayer Homestead

and Choate Park was filled with

smiles as thousands enjoyed the

many free activities, including

giant bounce houses, a remote

control race track, family bingo,

coloring with Judi Moffatt, pony

rides, boating on Choate Pond, a

rock climbing wall, face painting,

a photo booth, crafts and hula

hoops, brand-new fishing derby,

watermelon eating contest, balloon

animals, Medway Community

Farm and the Firefighter

Safety House. The grills were

going non-stop, and music by

Abandon Jack and the Newport

Navy Jazz Band filled the air, followed

by an amazing fireworks

display to cap off a wonderful day

and evening! It truly was a day to

celebrate our wonderful town of

Medway and its residents.

We would like to thank the

many volunteers, organizations

and clubs, friends, local businesses

and residents of Medway

which supported this terrific

event! It is a wonderful partnership

between the committee of

volunteers, Medway Lions Club,

Medway Amateur Hockey Association,

Medway Girl Scouts,

Department of Public Services,

Medway High School students

and Medway Public Schools,

Medway Fishing Club, Medway

Police and Medway Fire and

Safety. The day is meant to be a

celebration of our terrific town

of Medway as well as a give

back to the residents to enjoy

the treasure we have in Choate

Park and Thayer Homestead.

They sparkled on Saturday!

This is a unique and very special

event and a wonderful example

of teamwork and partnership

throughout the town.

The biggest thank you goes

to the residents of Medway who

supported this event financially at

Town Meeting this past May and

the local businesses who sponsor

the event. Without their support,

we could not have accomplished

this! Thank you to Medway

Lions Club, Middlesex Savings

Bank, Charles River Bank,

Medway Cable Access, Medway

Team of Exelon Generation,

Long Distance Tire, The Muffin

House, Our Town Publishing,

Condon Servicestar Hardware,

and Roche Bros.

Based on the positive reactions

we have seen on social media and

have heard in conversation, we

are excited that their support will

continue and we can plan to hold

the 6th Annual Celebrate Medway

Day next summer! Mark

your calendars for Saturday, July

21st 2018!

Many thanks to the planning

committee: Judi Lapan, Kathie

and John Foresto, Dennis

Crowley, Colonel Mike Matondi,

Chief Alan Tingley, Chief Jeff

Lynn, Mark Diebus, Glenn Trindade

and Carole Bernstein.

Children and parents alike enjoyed intricate balloon creations.

Members of

the Medway

Amateur Hockey


served burgers

and dogs to the

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Medway Cable sold popcorn and

more at their booth, which benefitted

the 933rd Forward Surgical Team,

deployed to Afghanistan that day.

This family found a nice, shady

spot to enjoy their ice cream.

The long line for ice cream by T.C. Scoops was worth

the wait.

Kids enjoyed crafts presented by

Medway Girl Scouts.

The line for boating on Choate Pond remained

steady all afternoon.

Medway Café sponsored the

photo booth.

More than just a magic

bunny, this critter enjoyed

lots of attention from the

children in line.

As always, the remote control car

race was a big hit.

Despite a muggy day, bright skies for the first time in days drew

Medway neighbors out in droves.

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Summer Classes at Medway

Community Education

It’s August and Medway

Community Education is offering

some fun and exciting programs

for children and adults.

Our popular Red Cross babysitting

class has a few openings in

the class starting August 7. Also,

Fun on the Farm at Medway

Community Farm is running

August 7-11. Inward & Outward

Bound starts August 21 at the

Grow You Healing & Art Center

to let children access creativity

and increase self-esteem.

Are you Ready?

We provide heat in the winter, and keep you

cool in the summer – Year Round Comfort!

• Air Conditioning System Service / Tune-up

• Central or Ductless AC Installation


Our offerings in Science include

a World of Drones class

with Medway Cable Access on

August 10 and a Rocketry class

which is always a good hands-on


For Sports programs, F.A.S.T.

Athletics is offering a Sports

Marathon program August 21-

25. Skyhawks is offering their

Ultimate Sports program, Minihawk

Playground Games and

Basketball. In addition, golf programs

are being offered at Maplegate

Country Club and Glen

Ellen Country Club for children

and adults.

Our Driver’s Education program

is available in August.

Adults can participate in the

World of Drones offered by

Medway Cable Access and also

register for Medway Community

Farm’s Harvesting and Pickling

class. Please visit our website,, for more information

and to finish off summer

in a big way.

August Concert at the

Bandstand – Green Thumb

Final Millis Summer Concert at 6:30 p.m.

Bring a chair or a blanket and have some fun! All shows are FREE!

August 2nd, Green Thumb—Rock & Local Artists!

Sponsored by: Middlesex Savings Bank and the Millis Cultural Council

Millis Summer Splash

Day August 9th

Free Event Accepts Donations for Food Pantry (rain date August

16th) Kids! Beat the Heat at the Town Park while having a

blast with water inflatables! Bring your bathing suit, sunscreen and

a towel and come have some fun in the sun from 1-3 p.m. at Town

Park! This event is FREE—Donations of canned good accepted for

the Millis Food Pantry.

Joan R. Holborow died

peacefully on Friday June 23,

2017 surrounded by her loving

family. She was 77. Formerly of

Brockton, she was the daughter

of the late Larry and Rose

(Reseter) Roland. Joan was employed

as a Registered Nurse by

West Acres Rehabilitation and

Nursing Center. She was the

beloved wife of Harold Holborow,

loving mother of Christine

Lauria and her husband

John of Millis. Cherished sister

of Larry Roland of Pembroke

Pines, FL. She is also survived

by granddaughters Danielle

and Nicole.

Stephen C. Joseph of Millis

passed away at home with

his family by his side. Steve was

born on July 31, 1950 in Boston

and is survived by his wife of 43

years, Wendy (Weake), and his

three sons, Andrew, along with

daughter-in-law Jillian (Tuleja),

granddaughter Ellie Jean,

and grandson Jack Andrew of

Worcester, MA; Mark, along

with daughter-in-law Elizabeth

Icenogle and granddaughter

Isabel James of Kansas City,

MO; and Daniel of Morristown,

NJ. Steve was one of 13

children born to his late parents

Emanuel and Charlotte (Dowd)

Joseph. He is pre-deceased by

his brother John, his sister-inlaw

Rosemary “Rosie” (Gillette)

Joseph, his brother-in-law

George (Jeff) Steptoe, Jr., his

brother-in-law Jeffrey Weake,

his nephew Richard Austin,

and his grand-nephew Matthew

Caldwell. Steve is also survived

by his many siblings, including

four sisters: Theresa McCarthy

and her husband Paul of

Lynchburg, VA; Marjorie Austin

and her husband Robert of

Hanover, MA; Barbara Steptoe

of Gilbert, AZ; Mary Beaudin

and her husband Don of Landaff,

NH; and seven brothers:


Neil and his wife Sharon of

Raynham, MA; Paul and his

wife Claire of South Chesterfield,

VA; Richard and his wife

Patti Sullivan of Haverhill,

MA; Fred of Plymouth, MA;

Larry of W. Barnstable, MA;

William and his wife Cheryl of

Bristol, NH; Tom and his husband

Dale Hirschkorn of San

Leandro, CA; and his sister-inlaw

Chris of Myrtle Beach, SC.

In addition to many cousins,

nieces and nephews, his Aunt

and Godmother, Alice Wilson

of Wilmington, MA also survive

him. In addition, he leaves

many lifelong friends and fraternity

brothers. The family would

ask in lieu of flowers, a donation

be made in Steve’s name

to Dynamic Catholic at http://

Janice Thurston, age 79 of

Millis, passed away Sun June

18, 2017. Beloved wife of John

F. Thurston, loving mom of 3

daughters Diane Hayes and

her husband Kevin of Bellingham

and pre-deceased by Kim

Greuling and Lynn Roberts.

Stepmother to Scott Thurston,

Karen Caragliano and David

Thurston. Loving sister to Bernice

Furlong, William and Jackie

Broadley, Dorothy and Sandy

Wheeler, James and Nancy

Broadley and the late Frederick

Broadley III. Also survived

by 13 grandchildren and “GG”

to 9 great grandchildren. Jan

loved her family and all Boston

sport teams especially the Red

Soxs and vacationing at Lake

Winnipesaukee. Those wishing

may make memorial contributions

in Janice’s name to Saint

Jude Children’s Research Hospital,

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN 38105. See www. for additional


See www.robertsmitchell.

com for additional information.

August 2017 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 17


Lieutenant Matt


Matt recently completed

two years of training

to become Medway’s first

Certified Paramedic. The

department is in the process

of adding four additional fulltime


as we move forward as a

Community to the Advanced

Life Support service level

through Medway Fire. In addition,

two current Medway

Call-Firefighters are enrolled

in paramedic training at this

time, with an additional two

to begin in July.

Medway Fire operates

today at the Basic Life Support

service level as we rely

upon third-party vendors

and neighboring communities

to provide ALS services

when they are available to

do so. With the addition of

Fire Department Paramedics,

the Town will soon begin

the process of applying for

State licensure to provide Advanced

Life Support, thereby

bringing a higher level of care

to our Community within a

faster response time.

We congratulate Matt and

look forward to welcoming

our new Firefighter/Paramedics

in the coming months.

Find Out What’s in Choate with

the Medway Fishing Club

The newest club at Medway

High School is quite a catch,

literally. The Medway Fishing

Club was created this past year

by MHS class of 2017 students

Jake Rozak and Colin Johnston.

With the help MHS Wellness

teacher Karl Infanger the club

started meeting in the summer of

last year.

“I have been approached by

students over the years to form

a club centered around the sport

of fishing. But, I needed students

with the drive and passion for the

sport to bring it to fruition Colin

and Jake have been integral to

our success this first year.”

“We both love to fish and having

a club centered around something

we love to do was something

Jake and I talked about a few

times”. Said Colin Johnston. “I

think we were at Choate fishing

and Mr. Infanger was there with

his kids, so we ran it by him and 1

year later, here we are.” Said Jake


The club meets monthly to

discuss fishing techniques and to

plan outings. You can follow the

club as well as join in the fun on

the Facebook page run by them

(Medway Community Fishing)

With almost 200 active members

who post fishing photos and stories

of the one that got away.

The mission of the club is to

promote the sport of fishing in

Medway and help everyone catch

a fish. The club accomplishes this

goal by hosting outings at Choate

park open to the public of all


“We provide the bait , the rod,

and some guidance to help anyone

catch a fish. Many families

bring their children and pass on

this great sport to the next generation”

said Karl Infanger.

The last outing of the year was

part of Medway Day on July 15th

in which the club hosted its first

Fishing Derby. The derby was a

tremendous success and will now

be part of even annually. This

year’s derby was won by Sean

Weddeke of Medway with a 2.62

lb 14.2 inch large mouth Bass and

runner up Brenden Curley (Pictured


The next event is town wide

and is called “What’s in Choate?”

“People always ask me is there

fish in there or what can you

catch in Choate?” said Karl Infanger.

The goal of this event is

to track what is caught in Choate

during the month of Aug. Judging

by the winner of the derby

the answers may surprise you!

People can either post the catches

on Facebook or e-mail them to

Medway Lions

Bottles & Cans Drive

Saturday, August 5, 9 a.m.

Thank you to all that have

supported the Medway Lions by

donating redeemable cans and

bottles to our monthly drive. The

next Medway Lions Club collection

will be on Saturday, August

5 beginning at 9 a.m.

This monthly fundraiser helps

support community based activities,

needs and services, with all

proceeds used in-town.

Redeemable bottles and cans

should be placed at the curbside

by 9 a.m. the morning of the

drive, or the Lions Bottles and

Cans collection shed in front of

West Medway Liquors on Main

Street may be a convenient alternative

for many residents.

The following month’s drive

will be Saturday, September 9.

Page 18 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages August 2017

Mass Audubon Stony Brook

Announces Its August


Tiny Trekkers: Saturdays,

August 5th and 19th, 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.

So come and join the fun. This

month’s themes: Reptiles/ Beavers.

Ages 2.9 to 6 with a parent.

Fee: $5m/$6nm per person per


Gardening for Butterflies:

Saturday, August 26th, from

10:30 a.m. -12 p.m. Butterflies

are among the most beautiful

insects visiting our summer gardens.

Their visits are not only

beautiful, but they also benefit

the many flowers across the

landscape by assisting in the process

of cross pollination. Today,

Monarch Butterflies and many

others are in trouble because of

the loss of their native habitats

and the shrinking number of

wild flowers they rely on for food

and nurseries. Join members and

friends of the Garden Club of

Norfolk at the Butterfly Garden

at Stony Brook to learn more

about how we can help sustain

these wondrous animals and pick

up some tips on how to create

your own butterfly gardens. Fee:

$9m/ $11nm

Wonder Walk for Families –

Totally Turtles: Sunday, August

27th, from 1:30 - 3 p.m. At Stony

Brook turtles are the main attraction

during the summer months.

Join us as we explore the sanctuary

in search of turtles that

may be basking on logs or swimming

in the ponds and marsh.

We’ll look for the four species of

turtles that live here and learn

about their lifestyles including

the “grand daddy” snapping turtles.

This outing is designed for

children ages 3-6, accompanied

by an adult and will be held rain

or shine, so please dress for the

weather. Fee: $6chm-$9adm/


Raptor Identification Primer:

Wednesday, August 9th, from 7

-9 p.m. It’s a bird? It’s a plane?

No, it’s a hawk! But what kind?

There are over a dozen birds

of prey that migrate south for

the winter right over our heads.

With some good instruction and

a little practice, we can learn to


reliably identify these amazing

birds. Join master naturalist, Jack

Lash, as he covers all the important

points for raptor identification

BEFORE the onset of hawk

migration and our trip to Mount

Watatic in September. You will

come away with the knowledge

and confidence necessary for a

fun and fulfilling experience. Fee:

$11m/ $14nm

Pre-registration is required for

all programs (except as noted).

For more details, visit the Mass

Audubon webpage at www. or contact us

at (508) 528-3140. Register by

phone, email (,

fax (508-553-

3864) or in person. Stony Brook

is located at 108 North Street in


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Active-Duty Military


Mass Audubon is proud to

offer free admission to activeduty

U.S. military personnel and

their families from Memorial

Day to Labor Day through the

Blue Star Museums program.

In this area, you can head to

Natick’s Broadmoor Sanctuary,

Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, or

Stony Brook in Norfolk.

All Mass Audubon wildlife

sanctuaries, including Broadmoor

and all others the in

Greater Boston area, welcome

our country’s service men and

women and their families to explore

nature and observe wildlife

this summer.

The Blue Star Museums

program is a collaboration between

the National Endowment

for the Arts, the Department of

Defense, and Blue Star Families.

Each summer it provides military

families free access to over 2,000

museums, wildlife sanctuaries,

and parks across the country in

recognition of their service.

All active-duty personnel (including

National Guard and Reserve)

and their families, up to

five people, are eligible upon the

presentation of a valid military

ID card

Broadmoor Sanctuary is

located at 280 Eliot Street in

Natick. It’s open to visitors from

Tues-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with

usual daily admission for nonmembers

is $5 for adults and $4

for children (2-12) and seniors


If Holliston locals are seeking

an even closer, more rugged

adventure, they can look no further

than the 229-acre Waseeka

Wildlife Sanctuary, an unstaffed

sanctuary off of Clinton Street

in Hopkinton that backs almost

into Highland Street. Waseeka is

open daily, dawn to dusk.

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

is located at 108 North

Street in Norfolk and is open 10

a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through

Saturday, and 12:30-4 p.m. on

Sundays, with trails open dawn

to dusk. Admission is usually $4

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August 2017 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 19

Norfolk County

Recording All Land

Court Documents


Congratulations Lieutenant

William Kingsbury!

Bill was promoted to Lieutenant on June 22nd at

the Medway Police Station and sworn in by Town

Clerk Maryjane White. Chief Tingley and Town

Administrator Michael Boynton welcomed the

crowd of officers, family, and friends and warmly

congratulated Bill on his promotion.

Thank you for your service Lieutenant!

Calling it a winning situation

for the Norfolk County Registry

of Deeds and its users, Register

of Deeds William P. O’Donnell

today announced the Registry

has begun recording all county

Land Court documents electronically.

Register O’Donnell stated,

“The productivity gains that

will result from electronic Land

Court recording benefit the

homeowners and taxpayers of

Norfolk County and our institutional

users by allowing all of

us to work smarter and more

efficiently.” Norfolk County is

comprised of 20% registered

land or “Land Court land.”

“We implemented the program,”

noted O’Donnell, “on

April 12th of this year with

just mortgage discharges. We

thought this would be a good

first step to ensure our institutional

customers and Registry’s

staff were comfortable with electronically

recording land court

documents. On July 1st, we expanded

this program to allow

for the electronic recording of

all Land Court documents, such

as deeds, mortgages, Homesteads

and liens.”

Electronic recording came

about with the passage of

Chapter 404 of the Acts of

2016, an act to modernize

Massachusetts Registries by

eliminating the need to retain

original land court documents.

The law was spearheaded by a

number of state legislators and

Registers of Deeds.

The Register noted that

since 2010 the Norfolk County

Registry of Deeds has been

electronically recording recorded

land documents, which

comprises 80% of the county’s

land. O’Donnell noted, “our

experience of being up to the

challenge of efficiently recording

documents electronically

on the recorded land side has

prepared us well to record electronically

registered land or

Land Court documents.”

Register O’Donnell concluded

by saying, “electronic recording

is part of a continuing

effort by the Norfolk County

Registry of Deeds to leverage

cutting edge technologies to record

land documents - both recorded

land and now registered

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Movie nights at the Thayer Homestead Choate Park continue this month, presented by Medway Cable

Access and sponsored by various local businesses. Movies are shown on Wednesdays at dusk on the grass

behind the Thayer Homestead, Choate Park. Movie admission is free, concessions for sale. Please bring a

blanket and/or chairs for your comfort. In case of rain, movie is shown inside the Thayer House. Learn

more on

8/2 Moana (sponsored by J&L Catering)

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Millis Recreation Summer Fun

Weeks Continue in August

Camp Director: Meghan Nashawaty

Start and end your summer in this fun filled adventure! Daily activities will include games, water play,

crafts and more. Join us for some summer fun in the sun (or even rain)! Please provide a snack, lunch,

sunscreen and water bottle. Meet daily at the back entrance of the gym. Sign up for as many weeks as

you would like! Fee includes field trips!

Please register online at or at Recreation Dept.

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Veterans Memorial Building Gym Ages: 5-12 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Obstacle courses, wacky food eating competitions and lots of fun are planned for this week! Team

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field trip for this week.

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All water, all the time! Think traditional games and activities, only include water! Bring your bathing

suit, towel, and sunscreen. Splash Day is August 9th!

Week 7-August 14-August 18 - Outer Space

This week will be out of this world with activities like galaxy jars and marble planets.

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A compilation of all of our favorite activities done throughout the summer with some new ones

thrown in. Canobie Lake Park is the field trip for this week to wrap up the summer!


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for the Massachusetts Down

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Tri-County Student

Featured on This Old

House TV

Sometimes dreams do come

true. Tri-County RVTHS Senior,

Michael “Mike” Barrett

of Walpole, MA, has been selected

to appear on “This Old

House” (TOH) TV, a real life

dream come true for the senior.

Mike will be working alongside

the pros on the show’s project

house this summer in Newton,

MA. After launching a nationwide

search for apprentices and

local trainees, Mike was chosen

to work with the TOH TV crew

on the project house, where construction

is already under way.

In a nationwide effort to increase

the pipeline of skilled

workers in America, the need to

inspire young people to go into

the building trades is a must.

TOH has partnered with the

mikeroweWORKS Foundation,

a 501(c)(3) public charity that

rewards people with a passion

to get trained for skilled jobs that

actually exist. TOH is so deeply

committed to this program that

they’re joining all of their media

resources to elevate the building

trades as a rewarding career path

and to help raise money for the

mikeroweWORKS Foundation’s

Work Ethic, which supports

training for the trades.

Mike is part of the carpentry

program at Tri-County RVTHS

which trains students in the tools

and techniques needed for house

construction and remodeling.

“We learn basic framing, cabinetry,

how to use power tools,

but we also have to pick up every

day and keep our work area

clean. That has helped me on

the job site,” says Mike, whose

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a cousin who is a high-end carpenter.

Mike hopes to refine his

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flooring, and roofing on the job

site. “I like that you are doing

something different every day,

and often working outside,” he

says. Framing interests him because

progress is rapid and visible.

“But demolition is fun, too,

because you can go pretty fast

and work out lots of energy.”

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The Selectmen, after receiving

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Town officials to revisit the

proposed contract with Waste

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the projected contract cost versus

amounts budgeted for the

year would be sufficient to offset

the cost of the limited number of

extra carts in town.

The Board will revisit the

topic next Spring to determine

if it continues to be financially

feasible to suspend the fee. The

Board of Selectmen applauded

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Community Events

August 2

Medway Cable Access Movies

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Millis Summer Concerts at

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Millis Native Gary Brown Now A.D. at King Philip


King Philip Regional’s new

athletic director has roots that

run deep in Millis.

Gary Brown, who was hired

in late March to succeed the

retiring Steve Schairer, calls his

time in Millis “very valuable’’ in

helping him develop leadership

and mentoring skills. A native

of Millis, the 42-year-old Brown

graduated from Millis High in

1993 and four years later earned

his degree in sports management

at Springfield College. Before

taking the reins at KP, Brown

worked at Harvard for nine

years, the last two as the university’s

Associate Athletic Director.

Millis no doubt is a venue

that played a significant role in

Brown’s career path, primarily

because of two outstanding

coaches and a faculty that helped

him gain honor-roll status.

Brown played four varsity seasons

of soccer and was captain

his season year. He also played

jayvee and varsity basketball.

“My varsity basketball coach,

the late Jack Burns, was very influential,’’

Brown noted. “He was

an educator first, and as a coach,

he stressed fundamentals. He

demanded a strong work ethic

and he taught the importance

of structure, discipline and being

accountable. You learned life

lessons from him. At the jayvee

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coach. He was instrumental in

my future.’’

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but he limited opposing players

from getting their share. “I was

usually assigned to cover our opponents’

top offensive player,’’

Brown recalled. “Being instinctive

was my strength.’’

The soccer teams in Brown’s

era flirted with tourney berths

twice. In the 1990s, to qualify for

a playoff berth required a winning

percentage of 59. Two of

Millis’ win totals in Brown’s playing

days reached nine and 10,

just missing the mark for qualifying.

“We were very competitive in

the Tri Valley League,’’ he said.

“We played with pride and motivation,

and our motto was ‘small

school, big family.’ I learned to

be a resilient team player. Living

in nearby Franklin, I’ve followed

my alma mater closely. Winning

the Super Bowl and being

a force in girls’ basketball shows

that a small school can achieve


Brown has all the credentials

and the experience for KP to

continue as a force in athletics.

The Warriors’ new A.D. also

possesses a style and a philosophy

that no doubt will benefit KP’s

students, athletes and coaches.

“Athletics should be an extension

of the classroom,’’ Brown

emphasized. “Competing in

sports builds character and helps

students develop leadership

skills. Valuable life lessons can be

learned, like working as a team,

displaying sportsmanship, managing

time and overcoming adversity.

My style will be to build

and foster relationships that allow

our coaches to coach and be

good teachers and role models.’’

Before joining Harvard’s athletic

staff, Brown worked for Host

Communications, an affiliate of

the National Hockey League,

as its event director. He oversaw

functions that ranged from banquets

to hockey games. After two

years in that role, Brown became

director of operations for the

Mass. Amateur Sports Foundation,

which stages the winter and

summer Bay State Games.

He coordinated the coaching

staff, the officials and medical

personnel for the Bay State

Games and later worked as an

assistant soccer coach at M.I.T.

“My style will be to build and

foster relationships that allow

our coaches to coach and be good

teachers and role models,” says

new King Philip AD Gary Brown,

whose athletic talent took root in


Brown, who’s lived in Franklin

for the last 14 years with his wife

and three sons, has been on Harvard’s

staff in a variety of roles.

During his career with the Crimson,

he’s been associate athletic

director, assistant athletic director,

and manager of recreational

services. In his associate role,

Brown oversaw the recreation

department, club and intramural

sports, aquatics, was liaison to the

A.D. and was on site for 6-10 varsity


Brown was “very selective’’

in his desire to become a high

school A.D.

“After nine years at Harvard,

I wanted an opportunity where I

could make a bigger impact on

student development,’’ he said.

“I wanted to be at a school that

excelled in academics and athletics,

and I wanted to be associated

with a quality administration. I

knew early on that KP fulfilled

those roles and it was confirmed

in my interviews.’’

As for Harvard, Brown called

his experience in Cambridge

“fortunate and rewarding.’’

“I was fortunate to work with

outstanding staff members and

coaches to ensure that students

experience a positive educational

opportunity,’’ he noted. “It was

rewarding to see true students on

campus striving for excellence in

academics and athletics.’’


continued on page 25

August 2017 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 25


Malachy Doyle – A Study in Determination

By Christopher Tremblay

At an early age, it was determined

Millis’ Malachy Doyle

was diagnosed with high arches

in his feet, and while there were

other issues that led his parents

to believe there was a delay in his

physical coordination, it was the

muscle issue, which was displayed

in the form of high arches, that

became apparent. Having a high

arch puts an excessive amount of

weight on the ball and heel of the

foot causing pain and instability

and can possibly lead to ankle

sprains. Being unable to absorb

the shock of the heel striking creates

an abnormal stress of the

soft tissue of the foot and lower


Although having high arches

may have caused Doyle some

pain it didn’t stop him from participating

in sports.

“I may run a little awkwardly

and slower than others, but it

doesn’t really bother me all that

much,” Doyle said. “It may have

been a little tough, but nothing

really life changing.”

Growing up, the Millis native

took part in soccer, basketball,

baseball while also becoming an

excellent swimmer, but all that

changed once he got into high

school. The year prior to entering

the high school, he played

soccer on the middle school

team, became a junior varsity

soccer player his freshman and

sophomore campaigns and finally

earned his spot on the varsity

team his last two seasons for

the Mohawks. While he was a

member of the soccer team, the

Mohawks excelled on the field

both seasons while making the

tournament. As a sophomore, he

also ventured

onto the volleyball

court for

three years.


is a real role

player and may

be an underdog,

but is an


young man,”

Millis Athletic

Director Chuck Grant said. “His

physical challenge has not kept

him from playing both soccer

and volleyball; he also has an incredible

work ethic.”

Having played soccer since

he was a mere three-years old,

Doyle noted it is his favorite sport

to take part in and right from the

start, he has been playing goalie.

“He’s a phenomenal kid

who does whatever is asked of

him,” Millis Soccer Coach Jason

O’Brien said. “Over the two

years I’ve had him on the team,

anytime that I ask him to do.

Anything, I always get the same

answer (Yes, Coach), and then he

goes out and does it.”

Occasionally Doyle has gotten

a chance to play midfield, but

would much rather use his talents

to play keeper for the team. In

fact, this past season, he was able

to post his first-ever shutout.

“It was a great feeling not allowing

Bellingham to score,” he

said. “When I’m playing goal, I

just try to think ahead what the

shooter is going to do and position

myself and then use my timing

to my advantage.”

Looking for something else to

do once the soccer season was

done, Doyle joined some friends

and tried out for the volleyball


“I was looking to pick up another

sport. I had some friends

playing volleyball so decided to

give it a try and found that I liked

it,” Doyle said. “It’s a lot more of

a technical game instead of one

of endurance, which benefits my

ability. The only difficulty I have

is jumping, so I play the backrow

(serving and passing).”

Doyle tried out for the volleyball

team as a freshman, but

didn’t make the team. Instead,

he was offered a practice position

that season. The following year,

he had improved enough to earn

a spot on the junior varsity team

and as a junior was once of the

team’s captains. This past year,

he was elevated to the varsity

squad as a defensive specialist.

“When I originally cut him,

I told him that volleyball was a

game played above the net and

he just was not ready. He needed

to be able to take his game to the

next level and jump more like his

counterparts,” Millis Volleyball

Coach Jay Guinan said. “This is

a quality program (Over the past

4 years Millis has gone an impressive

62-11 during the regular season,

was awarded a number one

seed in the tournament and advanced

all the way to the Championship

game) in which there

are no breaks given; we need top

notch players to compete. Mal

fought through his impairment,

Malachy Doyle overcame physical

challenges and persevered to

excel in his roles at Millis High

soccer and volleyball. He’ll head

to Bentley this year.

works extremely hard and finally

earned his playing time with the

varsity squad without a doubt.”

Although his volleyball and

soccer career on the high school

level has come to an end successfully,

Doyle will leave Millis for

Bentley College come the fall,

and while he won’t be playing

collegiate athletics, he may eventually

play intramural soccer.

Having been able to participate

on the Millis volleyball and soccer

teams Doyle found an appreciation

for the camaraderie and

support of his teammates and

coaches in addition to all that

sports taught him.


continued from page 24

Brown said he wants to promote

an open-door policy where

he can meet with as many

coaches, students, and parents

as possible. “The key to success

for an A.D. is to be able to communicate

and to be a leader and

role model for students,’’ he emphasized.

“I want KP studentathletes

to be role models for my

kids and for the entire KP community.’’

Brown, who played at Millis

in the highly competitive TVL,

is acutely aware of the challenge

KP athletes face competing in the

Hockomock League. He’s also

familiar with the Warriors’ recent

successes — Super Bowl champions,

state champs in softball and

Hockomock League co-champions

in baseball. “Competing in

the Hockomock League is great

preparation for the tourney season,’’

Brown said. “And, KP’s

competitive excellence in the

league is linked to the coaches

being educators first, teaching

and stressing life lessons.’’

Calling his parents (Alice and

Wayne) roles models for their

support and encouragement,

Brown appears very willing to

help student-athletes by demonstrating

those two attributes. He

has superb credentials to be KP’s

athletic chief, but, more importantly,

he’s got the right stuff —

an ability to help student-athletes

become well-rounded individuals

and learn valuable life lessons.

“Growing up in Millis was

positive and rewarding,’’ Brown

emphasized. “I still have many

friends there and wouldn’t trade

my time in Millis for anything.’’

Page 26 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages August 2017

Stony Brook Gets a Safe New Boardwalk

By Marjorie Turner Hollman

It’s been sixteen long months,

but the boardwalk at Stony

Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in

Norfolk is reopening this month!

The exact date of its reopening

was not available by press time,

but information will be posted on

the Stony Brook website: http://

stony-brook or on the sanctuary’s

Facebook page: https://www.


Director of the Sanctuary,

Doug Williams, agreed that the

closing of the boardwalk affected

everyone involved with

this special place just outside

Norfolk center. “We get calls, I

kid you not, every day asking if

the boardwalk has reopened,”

Williams said. He explained

that Mass Audubon was given

the property, but the wetlands,

where the boardwalk is located,

was deeded to the State, thus

the Department of Conservation

and Recreation (DCR) has

control over what happens in the


Williams explained, “We

(DCR employee Ron Clough,

with help from Student Conservation

Association employees)

repaired the boardwalk about

prior to construction

ten years ago, but since the work

only affected what was above the

waterline, we didn’t have to go

through the permitting process

then. When Bristol-Blake Reservation

got a new supervisor,

I spoke with him and he came

over to assess the boardwalk. He

looked it over and condemned it

immediately, shutting the boardwalk

down right then.” This was

March, 2016.

And thus began what has

become a sixteen month odyssey

of permitting, both through

the town conservation department

as well as permitting on the

state level. Once the wetlands

permitting was approved, a new

design was needed before the

project could go out for public

bid. Coastal Marine Contractors

won the bid and has been hard at

work getting the boardwalk built

to specifications.

Stony Brook hosted a gathering

of state officials June 22. This

was not the official opening—the

board walk was not yet ready for

use. At the gathering were Mass

Audubon’s President Gary Clayton

and many others from Mass

Audubon. DCR officials were

invited as well as Norfolk town

and state level government officials,

including state representative

Shawn Dooley. This was a

chance to celebrate the steps it

had taken to get the project near


bridge in place--early


“I’ve learned a lot about a

lot of things,” Williams said.

“Coastal Marine has been great.

They have been working their

tails off.” He continued, “The

walkway is a little higher, with

the same footprint, a different

design, now with two pedestrian

bridges as well as a boardwalk.

They used anodized aluminum

for the underpinnings, with wood

treads, so it will stand up much

better to the elements. The cement

abutments were a problem—they

weren’t able to pipe in

the concrete, so they had to carry

in eighty pound sacks of concrete

and mix it onsite.”

Despite all the challenges,

summer camp has continued at

Stony Brook regardless of the

lack of access to all the resources

the boardwalk normally offered.

Williams noted, “We’ve had

camp both last summer and this

summer. The campers who are

here in August will be able to get

back onto the boardwalk, which

will be great. But we’ve made it

work, and held camp, regardless.”

Williams noted that State Representative

Shawn Dooley was

instrumental in making sure this

project was a priority for DCR to

take care of. “Shawn weighed in

during construction

Here’s a birds’ eye view of the marsh and bridge taken by Andy

Bakinowski, used courtesy of Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

and invigorated DCR about the

importance of this project,” Williams


Soon, very soon, life at Stony

Brook will return to normal.

That is, after stopping by the

visitor’s center, most visitors will

head down the handicapped

accessible walkway, then out to

the boardwalk, binoculars at

the ready, to enjoy whatever the

marshland has to offer that day.

But regardless of whether you

remember your binoculars, or

simply open your eyes, your ears,

and your heart, there will always

be something to enjoy as you

walk along the new boardwalk.

Congratulations and well

done, to everyone who worked

so hard to make the Stony Brook

boardwalk a reality. Thank you.

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Representative Roy stated that all office hours are open to any

residents of Franklin and Medway who may have questions or

concerns that they wish to bring to his attention. Walk-ins are

welcome, no appointment necessary. He looks forward to hearing

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Finished Basements Save Energy

and Deliver More Living Space

(By finishing your basement,

you can gain more living space

while reducing the amount of energy

loss from downstairs. Basements

that are not fully finished

typically do not have insulated

walls or covered flooring. This

can result in heat loss and cause

your furnace to work overtime.

A remodeled basement offers

more than additional storage

space. It can provide a lot of

extra room for a growing family,

such as space for a gym, home

theatre, office, guest suite, or a

playroom for the kids.

To ensure a comfortable and

inviting basement, there are a few

project components to consider:

• Insulation will make sure

your space warm and comfortable.

For the best results,

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This product is mechanically

fastened or adhered

to the concrete foundation

wall, offering you a higher

R-value and better acoustics.

• Drywall will help define the

space and make it feel like

a part of your home. If you

haven’t tackled drywall before,

consider hiring a pro to

ensure your walls are seamless.

• Flooring should be water

sealed and covered with an

insulated material. There

are many products on the

market, but consider laying

padding before carpet or infloor

heating before tiles.

• Personalize it with finishing

touches. Select furniture

that can fit down a typically

steep staircase and choose

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Did You Know?

Of the 29 projects it studied for its 2017 “Cost

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homeowners who finance such projects recoup their

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some expensive projects as well. For example, the

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increases in value on expensive projects like

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Making a Family Move Easier

Whether or not to relocate

can be a difficult decision.

Sometimes such decisions are

borne out of necessity when

a parent is relocated by his or

her company. Other times it is

a personal reason to try out a

new neighborhood or upgrade

to a larger home. Dates from the

U.S. Census Bureau indicates a

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Discuss any concerns

Children may have concerns

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Create some familiarity

Set aside boxes or bins that

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Many real estate agents live

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Families shouldn’t shy away

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