Medway & Millis July 2018


Medway & Millis July 2018


Medway & Millis

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Vol. 9 No. 7 Free to Every Home and Business Every Month July 2018

The Voice of Your Community







A Partnership that Is

Good to Know

New Program by Medway Senior Center Available

through Medway Cable Access

By J.D. O’Gara

A partnership between

the Medway

Senior Center and

Medway Cable Access

is turning out to provide

a lot of Medway residents

with information

that is good to know. In

fact, “Good to Know,”

the new cable program

aired at 8 a.m. and 4

p.m. on Medway channels

8 Comcast and

Channel 36 Verizon focuses

on topics relevant

not only to seniors, but

to the Medway community

as a whole.


continued on page 3

“Good to Know,” a new show produced by Medway Senior Center and

Medway Cable Access, will bring important topics to the community.

What is the Path

Forward on Millis

Retail Marijuana Sales?

By Herby Highman

At the May 14th Millis town

meeting, the zoning proposal for

marijuana sales in Millis did not

pass, leaving Millis residents wondering

what happens next in the


James McCaffrey, a member

of the Board of Selectmen, says,

“The moratorium remains in effect

until the end of the year, but

it’s important for the town to develop

a general bylaw.”

The article carried a majority

vote of 99-75, but fell short of the

two-thirds majority required to


The towns of Holliston, Medway,

and Bellingham have already

voted to ban retail sales of recreational

marijuana. Discussions in

Millis center not around whether

cultivation and sales are allowed,

but rather the restrictions under

which cultivation and sales can


“There are two parallel tracks

we’re going to be heading down,”

says McCaffrey. “One is the development

of what we’re calling

general bylaws, nuisance bylaws.

These would apply with respect to

noise, odor, traffic, lighting, anything

you would have connected

with a commercial operation. And

then we do have the zoning rules

that we’re going to be working


An overlay zone creates a special

zoning district, placed over an

existing base zone, which identifies

special provisions in addition

to those in the underlying base

zone. In this case, the underlying

zone is an industrial zone (IP2),

and the overlay would add additional

setback stipulations.

Previous proposals have had

setbacks of 1500 feet from special

use locations such as schools, the


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continued from page 1

library, and places of worship.

Millis’s bylaws for medical marijuana

already stipulate a 1,000-

foot setback.

“Any zoning bylaw has to go

through the Planning Board as

well,” says McCaffrey. “Both

elected bodies will seek to address

the issue one way or the


Two businesses are currently

looking to establish locations in


CommCan, Inc. has plans

to sell medical marijuana at a

facility on 1525 Main Street.

Businesses already involved in

medical marijuana usage have

priority status to transition to

adult recreational usage. At the

time being, they have a retail location

in Southborough, with a

cultivation facility in Medway.

617 Therapeutic Health

Center wants to have a medical

marijuana facility at 1073 Main

Street, hoping to later add nonmedical

manufacture and cultivation

to the site. 617’s initial

plans also included retail. This

property abuts Ryan’s Amusements

as well as residential property.

The Board of Selectmen will

be continuing discussion on the

matter when it meets in July. The

current moratorium on retail

marijuana sales remains in place

until the end of the year. In the

event that no new article passes,

the moratorium will expire, and

retail sales can take place under

current industrial and commercial


“If nothing passes,” McCaffrey

says, “we’ve got a problem.

The goal from the board’s point

of view would be to create a

bylaw proposal that people could

support at the town meeting.”

Town input is much appreciated

at further meetings, and will

be especially important come

November. The exact wording

of the question is not yet available.

At press time, there was another

Board of Selectmen meeting

scheduled for June 25th.

There will also be a Planning

Board meeting at Tuesday, July

10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Veterans

Memorial Building.

Got Old Tires?

The Norfolk County Mosquito Control District Will

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The NCMCD will Pick Up 1. Be sure that your tires are

off-rim, unwanted tires from outside in an easily accessible


residential properties within our

member communities. We limit

2. Please fill out each field of

10 tires per household, per calendar

year. Here are guidelines

the request form.

for pickup:

(a) Must be a resident or municipal

official within our

member communities,

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(c) maximum of 10 of tires per

household per calendar


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“Our goal is to connect our

community with relevant resources

and information, to show

how diverse our senior center is,

and to become more inclusive

to everyone in the community,”

says Kate Fennyery, Licensed Social

Worker and Medway Senior

Center Outreach Worker.

In mid-June, “Good to Know”

filmed the Senior Center’s

monthly “Coffee and Conversation

with a Selectman,” which

takes place the second Tuesday

of each month and looks at topics

relevant to all Medway residents.

Past shows have focused

on the Norfolk County Registry

of Deeds, and another focused

on Compassionate Care Hospice.

The relationship between

the Medway Senior Center and

Medway Cable Access began a

couple years ago, says Marcia

Lombardo, Outreach worker

for the senior center. “We had

started an intergenerational veterans

project that matches vets

with high school students, and

Cable Access came and did a little

filming while it was going on.

Then we got a student to film the

actual event, and Medway Cable

had it on their station. It went

over really well and had a good

turnout, and they’ve run it many

times on cable.”

“That kind of started our relationship

and got Barry Schneier

and Amy Huff from Medway

Cable thinking about how we

can work together,” says Lombardo.

“They started taping the

lectures, and that’s what we’ve

been doing on a regular basis.”

Medway Cable Access has

been fabulous, loaning us equipment,

training us on how to use

their equipment, creating a program

for us and now they have

even created a specific ‘senior

hour’ (8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily)

which can be seen on Medway’s

Cable Channel 8 (Comcast) and

Channel 36 (Verizon), and if

someone does not have cable, it

can be seen on Medway Cable

Access’s Facebook page under

‘videos,’” says Fennyery.

“This is definitely not programming

just for seniors,” says

Schneier. “The programming is

great for anyone who knows they

need content and will be making


Regarding training Medway

Senior Center staff on how to

use cameras and equipment, as

well as loaning equipment out,

Amy Huff, Studio Manager at

Medway Cable Access, says that

is something that has always been

available to Medway residents.

“We don’t just provide equipment,

but we also provide the

training. You are able to take out

equipment, and we offer a series

of classes to Medway residents at

no charge,” says Huff. The next

series of classes will be offered in

the fall.

“Part of my function as access

coordinator is to basically

introduce (residents) to cable,”

says Schneier. “We’re here as a

service to you, like a public library,

but instead of books, you

can check out equipment. People

often come by and say, ‘I didn’t

know this existed.’ Everyone contributes

to the fees through cable

bills, so the cost is nothing. If

people are really interested, they

have access to state-of-the-art

equipment. They can produce

good looking stuff they can be

proud of.” One Medway resident,

he explains, learned how to

use all the equipment to produce

a podcast on genealogy.

“It’s not ‘Wayne’s World,’”

says Huff, “and although you

can’t package it and sell it, people

can share it to their own

Facebook pages and websites.”

Both Huff and Schneier say

even Medway businesses can

take part, so long as they are producing

programming of value to

the community and not simply

advertising their products.

“We do have an acupuncturist

in Medway that produces a show

called ‘Health, Naturally,’ about

alternative care. Businesses can

create programs to raise awareness

about their industry,” says


Huff says the relationship

with the senior center is symbiotic.

“Our job is to reach out as

a community resource, it’s just a

good partnership.”

Future “Good to Know”

subject matter will include an

overview of the Medway Senior

Center’s health fair participants,

and fall topics the senior center

is considering include Meals-on-

Wheels, Home Care, protective

services, and information on Tri-

Valley Elder Services or the Ombudsman


Fennyery believes that airing

the programs will also be useful

for those who might be hesitant

to attend a talk on SNAP benefits,

for example. “Sometimes it’s

more private at home,” she says.

“Video is just so pervasive in

our society, on TV or online,”

says Schneier.

If you have an idea for a show

on Good to Know, contact Marcia

Lombardo at the Medway

Senior Center.

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The Millis Council on Aging celebrated Fathers’ Day 2018

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Daily Tick-Checks Can Save Lives

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As Medway and Millis green

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Headlines are proclaiming

this year to be an especially bad

one for ticks, but in some ways,

it doesn’t matter. “Whether it’s

going to be a bad season for ticks

or not,” says Beth Hallal, Health

Director for the Town of Medway,

“it’s always really important

to check yourself for ticks.”

The CDC lists sixteen different

tick-borne diseases on CDC.

gov, but in this part of the country,

it’s Lyme disease that has our

attention. reports over

4500 cases of Lyme disease in

Massachusetts in 2016.

“You need to check yourself

all the time,” Hallal stresses.

“Lyme disease can take a very

healthy person down, and it can

really harm older people.”

While most of us have expect

a bulls-eye rash after a Lyme infection,

that only occurs in 70%

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avoid contact with hands,

eyes, and mouth.

• For hiking or other unavoidable

exposure to ticks, pretreated

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• Perform tick checks whenever

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The Few. The Proud. The Marines.

By Bill Maguire, The Norfolk

County Marine Corps

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During the summertime in

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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

5-11 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 6.


• Franklin Farmers’ Market,

Fridays, through October

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• Medfield Farmers’ Market,

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of the First Parish historic

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North Street in Medfield

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• Norfolk Farmers’ Market,

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• Natick Farmers Market,

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A Rank, and Skills, to

Last a Lifetime

By J.D. O’Gara

Only four percent of Boy

Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle

Scout, but in the Arego family

of Medway, 100% of Boy

Scouts achieved this rank, as

of last year. Ryan, 24, Tim, 18,

and Nick Arego, 16, of Medway

Troop 367, all put in years of

work to earn 21 merit badges,

demonstrated that they lived by

the principles of Scout Oath and

Scout Law, showed leadership in

Scouting and their community,

and completed an Eagle Scout

service project.

“My sons got involved and got

invited to other court of honors

and saw how great it was, and

they helped their peers get to

Eagle rank,” says Frank Arego,

who helped serve as a Cub Scout

and Boy Scout leader, who points

out that the Medway troop has

turned out a good number of

Eagle Scouts. “It’s a great community

and a great structure –

sportsmanship, and fitness and

good citizenship.” Arego says he

appreciates that his sons, who

also have a sister, learned to “do

good as a citizen, to work as a citizen

not only in the community

but in the nation as a whole.

“They see themselves as

something larger,” says Beth

Arego, of her three sons. She

describes scouting as a type of

family. “They learn at an early

age that in scouting, there are

goals you have to achieve to advance,

steps they have to take to

move ahead. They’re moving at

their own pace, and people give

them the tools to be successful,

and they feel that, but how they

choose to get from point A to B

is up to them. When they finally

reach Eagle, they realize how

rare that is, and the commitment

is really long working toward

that.” Arego says that each of

her sons is unique, and that there

was something in scouting for

each of them. “They also have

some great memories of scouting

adventures, and they can really

appreciate nature. The skills

will stay with them for a lifetime.”

Ryan Arego was the first of

the three brothers to attain Eagle.

These days, he works as a Legislative

Aide to Rep. Jeff Roy, but

back at 17, he focused his attention

at giving back to the American

Legion in town.

“We used to have Boy Scouts

at the American Legion on Cottage

Street,” says Ryan. “They

were always so good to us. Another

scout redid the tank they

had there and did landscaping,

and there was a side yard, parallel

to the building. I decided to

make a bocce court for the members

of the Legion or Boy Scouts

to use for activities.”

Ryan who joined Cub Scouts

in second grade, says that he enjoyed

some amazing trips and

experiences with the Scouts. “By

the time you get to Boy Scouts,

there are the older scouts you

look up to. They’re getting Eagle.

I loved scouting, I loved doing the

outdoor thing, so it made sense

to see it to the end. Everyone did


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Friends of the Millis Public Library

Present Scholarship

The Friends of the Millis Public

Library recently presented

their annual scholarship at the

Millis High School graduation

exercises on June 7. The scholarship

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high school senior who plans to

further his or her education and

who has shown a commitment to

community service, especially related

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by the Scholarship Committee, is

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Team-Building Day for Medway

Sophomores a School Tradition

On June 7th, Medway High

School sophomores took part in

the schools 12th annual IPEC

day. Interdisciplinary Physical

Education Curriculum, or

IPEC, has been the cornerstone

of the Wellness program for over

40 years. The course focuses on

team building, leadership, outdoor

survival skills and includes

a challenge course and rockclimbing


Medway HS Wellness teacher

and IPEC coordinator Janet

Trottier said that “IPEC is a

Medway tradition. Every year

I have parents of current 10th

grade students who are MHS

alumni themselves share their

memories of when they participated

in IPEC.” MHS Wellness

teachers Dave Murphy and

Karl Infanger echo the impact

IPEC has on students. “It truly

changes a person, challenging

them both physically and mentally,”

said Infanger.

During this year’s IPEC Day,

the students put their newly fashioned

skills to the test. Throughout

the event, wearing a rainbow

of colors with names like “Vineyard

Climbs” and “Shackleton’s

Crew”( taking their name from

one of the most harrowing survival

stories of the HMS Endurance

that was studied during the

year.) each class took part in 11

different initiatives where they

had to work together to solve

and conquer to wear the crown

of IPEC day champions.

This summer, the IPEC program

will be featured in the


Wellness Walk (MWW). The

MWW starts between Lamson

field and North field at the HS.

The walk features 12 window

boxes that will feature the year

in IPEC and will be installed by

the Leaders Club. The IPEC

leaders club are upperclassman

who continue their leadership

training working closely with

the teachers and students. IPEC

leaders facilitate classes, help reinforce

skills, and motivate their


E-mail Kevin Collins (

if your

organization would like to take

part in a MWW installation.


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Town Committee to

Hold Picnic July 15

Local Democratic Officials &

Candidates Have Been Invited to

Oak Grove Farm Event

The Millis Democratic Town

Committee is hosting a pot-luck

picnic at Oak Grove Farm (410

Exchange St., Millis) at noon

on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Local

Democratic Town Committees

are invited to bring a dish and

join us. Local Democratic elected

officials have been invited as well

as candidates for office, including

the three candidates for the

NBM District Senate Seat. All

Dems welcome. For more information,

contact Lisa J. Hardin at

(508) 376-5068.

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Catch a Movie in the Park

this Summer in Medway!

Medway Cable Access announces

their 2018 Movies in the

Park series, Wednesday evenings

at Choate Park on the grass behind

the Thayer Homestead.

Free movie admission, concessions

for sale (popcorn, hot dogs,

nachos, candy, soda, water).

Movie starts at dusk, bring a

blanket, chair and bug spray for

your convenience.


movie is shown inside the Thayer


Thank you to our local sponsors

for supporting Movies in the

Park this season: J&L Catering,

Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating,

A/C & Electric, Medway

Lions Club, Medway Community

Farm, Team Rice, Tim Rice

Photo, Medway Firefighters Association,

and Muffin House


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Senior Center



Next meeting will be July 26th

at 1 p.m. The book will be Beneath

a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan.

This book is available at

the Medway Public Library.


We offer watercolor classes on

Wednesdays beginning at 2 p.m.

These classes are for the beginner

to the experienced painter. Five

dollars per class, feel free to join!



Stop by the Craft Room some

Tuesday or Thursday at 9 a.m.

to see what the crafters might be

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This new weekly Tai Chi

class for our working members

covers the Simplified 24 and 85

yang style ideal for those

who have practiced these forms

in the past and want to continue,

or are currently practicing them

and want to delve deeper. Qigong

warmup and relaxation

are included as well. New students

looking for a challenge

are welcome to attend this class.

Taught by Jeanne M. Donnelly,

LMHC who has close to 40 years

teaching experience. Jeanne also

teaches Core Balance, Fall Prevention,

Yoga, Qigong and Tae

Kwon Do.

Tuesday Evenings 6 -7:15

p.m. First time students may try

a class for a $15 drop-in fee.


The knitters meet Mondays

and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. They

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new, or bring in your project and

work with others.

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Past President of Millis Lions Elected

Mass. Lions District 33K Governor

By J.D. O’Gara

Debbie Hayes can’t say

enough about Lions Club International.

The recently elected

Massachusetts District 33K

Lions Governor, who will step

into the role on July 3rd, lights up

when she talks about her experience

being a Lion.

“I’ve met a lot of people in

this organization,” says Hayes,

who joined the Millis Lions

Club in 2010, has served as that

club’s president from 2014-2016,

and was named Massachusetts

District 33K Lion of the Year

on June 4th. “The number one

thing that has kept me so engaged,

other than the mission, is

that the people that I’ve met are

the most dedicated, completely

loving, giving individuals, and

I have made friends with these

individuals. I can’t imagine them

now not in my life.”

Hayes will be joined by Medway

Lion’s Club member Dawn

Rice-Norton as the 1st Vice District

33K Governor, Dr. Deb

Wayne, of Malden Lion’s Club,

as the 2nd Vice District Governor,

and Donna Merrick, from

Plainville Lion’s Club, as the

Cabinet Secretary Treasurer for

the District.

Hayes points to the wealth of

time members put in to help others

in need. Many, she says, take

their own time and money to

travel to other countries to help

vaccinate those in need or distribute


“They’re so committed to the

mission and the act of service,

they sacrifice personally to help

those that have less than them,”

says Hayes. “Ultimately, that’s

the best form of a legacy anyone

and leave to someone else on this

planet, to make someone else’s

life better who cannot repay


In Millis, Hayes is part of

an executive board of about 15


“The club receives requests

for suport and the board votes

on how much money we’re going

to send them,” says Hayes, who

adds that the group receives calls

from the schools for help for individuals

that need help such as

eye exam’s and/or eyeglasses or

hearing aids. When one young

man had an accident that left

him using a wheelchair, for example,

the Millis Lions donated

money and volunteer hours to

install a wheelchair ramp at his

home, and they also installed

one at St. Thomas Large Hall.,

revamped the town animal shelter

and rebuilt the porch for the

American Legion. “We love giving

back to the citizens of Millis,”

says Hayes. She sees her top

responsibility “to be the cheerleader

for all of the clubs and all

of our members. It’s easy – they

do such great things. They’re in

their communities, and they’re

helping people in need.”

Hayes expects to visit each of

the 48 clubs in her district, which

is one of five in the state, attending

their events and promoting

goodwill between the Lions and

their communities. She will also

take on the fiscal responsibility

of making sure money collected

by the Lions gets distributed to

various organizations it supports,

such as the Carroll Center for the

Blind, Mass Lions Eye Research,

Fidelco Dogs, and NEADS, to

name a few.

Hayes says that as a representative

of this group, she aims

to put her best foot forward to

deliver the message of the work

that the Lions Club does. “We try

to encourage members to join,”

says Hayes. “One of the misconceptions

is that all Lions do is vision

and blindness, when that is

only a fifth or sixth of what we

do. There’s a huge youth component.

We support a youth international

exchange camp, and

the Lions Quest, a workshop and

leadership skills development

program for kids. We support the

LEOS, and personally, for my

district, I’m leading Teddies for

Tots, collecting new stuffed animals

for kids who are inpatient or

at home undergoing chemotherapy.”

The Lions also sponsors an

annual Peace Poster and Speech

contest, says Hayes, and provides

vaccinations, health screenings

for blindness, and support in Diabetes

and youth cancer research.

On top of supporting various

children’s and health causes, the

group pushes environmental issues,

such as cleanups and tree

plantings. The Massachusetts

District also participates in Rise

against Hunger each spring,

packaging 12,000 meals in 2

hours to help feed hungry people.

Each Lions group also supports

charities and organizations

in their communities. Money collected

from bottle and can recycling

by Millis and Medway, for

example, supports causes in their


“People interested in Lions

Clubs can join to volunteer with

a program, or they can initiate a

new program,” says Hayes.

“The number one thing about

Lions is it offers leadership skills

by way of online programs and

educational training sessions so

that you can hone leadership

skills that you carry over into

your professional and personal

life. There’s an opportunity for

anyone who gets involved in

Lions to grow and develop.”

As for being a woman in leadership

of her district, Hayes takes

it in stride.

“Women weren’t allowed to

be Lions until 1986,” says Hayes,

“but Massachusetts has always

been at the forefront of women

in leadership in Lions. Of the

five governors coming in in Massachusetts,

two are women, and

there have been years where

there’s been three or four. I think

it’s been great in giving women

coming up role models. This

year, our 101st year, will have the

very first woman to lead Lions

International, ever. It’s quite on


As of early June, the Millis

Lions had 56 members, and the

Medway Lions had 51 members,

with 1,850 Lions in District 33K,

says Hayes. If you would like to

learn more about the Lions Club

in Millis, visit

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“Our customers were sad when we announced

leaving the Kohl’s (Milford) Plaza after 35 years,”

owner Tina M. Stevens said, “but we’ve only

moved a short distance away to Quarry Plaza, so

we’re still conveniently located.”

The new Salon is more spacious and easily accommodates

Tina’s staff of 10 professional hairstylists

and premier color specialists.

“It was fun designing a new space and everything

fell into place perfectly,” Tina added. “All of

our stylists bonded as a group, and we look forward

to continuing the high level of outstanding

service we’ve provided our clients for more than

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Because trust and relationships are so important,

Tina and her staff treat their customers not

just as clients but as friends. “Everyone is part of

the Salon family,” Tina noted.

Staff have a long tenure, and each stylist is

proud to have his or her own long-time clientele,

many tipping the 20-year mark.

Tina’s daughter, Elisha Brayman, has worked

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Tina opened her first business.

Both are nationally-certified and recognized

colorists with the highest level of knowledge in

chemistry and science, combined with art and

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The Salon uses the highest-quality organic

colors and sells a variety of brand name shampoos,

conditioners and styling products so you can

achieve the same great look and feel at home.

Walk-ins are welcome, and the Salon offers

professional haircut and treatment services catering

to men, women and children. Pricing is competitive,

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Page 12 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages July 2018

Living Healthy

Preventing Eye Injuries at Home

By: Roger M. Kaldawy, M.D.,

Milford Franklin Eye Center

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of those injuries: wearing the

proper protective eyewear? If

you are not taking this step, you

are not alone. According to a

national survey by the American

Academy of Ophthalmology,

only 35 percent of respondents

said they always wear protective

eyewear when performing home

repairs or maintenance; even

fewer do so while playing sports.

Eye Injury Facts and Myths

Men are more likely to sustain

an eye injury than women.

Most people believe that eye injuries

are most common on the

job — especially in the course of

work at factories and construction

sites. But, in fact, nearly half

(44.7 percent) of all eye injuries

occurred in the home. More than

40 percent of eye injuries are

caused by projects and activities

such as home repairs, yard work,

cleaning and cooking. More than

a third (34.2 percent) of injuries

in the home occurred in living

areas such as the kitchen, bedroom,

bathroom, living or family

room. More than 40 percent

of eye injuries every year are related

to sports or recreational activities.

Eyes can be damaged by

sun exposure, not just chemicals,

dust or objects.

Among all eye injuries, more

than 78 percent were in people

not wearing eyewear at the time

of injury. Of those reported to

be wearing eyewear of some sort

at the time of injury (including

glasses or contact lenses), only

5.3 percent were wearing safety

or sports glasses.

You might think that the family

home is a fairly unthreatening

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tics tell a different story: nearly

half of all eye injuries each year

occur in and around the home,

and home-based injuries are increasing

each year.

This alarming trend is why

the American Academy of Ophthalmology

and the American

Society of Ocular Trauma now

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have at least one pair of

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for use during projects and

activities that may present risk of


Eye injuries during Fourth

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Happy 4th of July to all! It

will be a great day to celebrate

our nation’s Independence. Unfortunately,

along with the 4th of

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injuries from personal fireworks.

Eye injuries from fireworks can

be especially debilitating. Public

fireworks displays are regarded

as safe, and have a lower incidence

of personal injuries. An

estimated 10,500 injuries occur

from fireworks each year. Children

are frequent victims, as 35

percent of individuals injured

by fireworks were age 15 and

under. Children under 5 years

old were most commonly injured

by sparklers. Roughly 1 in 5 of

those caused trauma to the eye.

The eye injuries were most commonly

caused by firecrackers.

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only be handled by professionals.

Common Eye Injury Risks in the


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Dean College Welcomes

Dr. Brad Hastings as Dean of

School of Liberal Arts

Dean College is pleased to

announce that Dr. Brad Hastings

has accepted appointment

as Dean of the School of Liberal


“Dean College is proud to appoint

Dr. Hastings as our newest

school dean,” says Dr. Michael

Fishbein, Vice President of Academic

Affairs. “His impressive

background and hands-on approach

is a perfect fit for our

school. He already understands

The Dean Difference.”

Hastings comes to Dean College

most recently from Mount

Ida College where he served as

the Dean for the School of Social

Sciences and Humanities. In

this role, Dr. Hastings oversaw

ten majors and four academic

departments while managing an

extensive staff of full-time and

adjunct faculty members.

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accreditation for Middle States

and NEASC and served as a

leader in program development,

assessment, curriculum development

and international education.

“I am excited to join the

Dean College community,” said

Hastings. “Every student has

their own unique story and I

am eager to work with each one

and to continue the growth in

the liberal arts programs here at


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He has two college-aged sons

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authoritarianism, political

behavior, philosophical psychology,

spirituality, and theoretical

developments in personality

theory. His personal interests

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baseball, Steelers football,

hiking, live music, sci-fi television

and movies, politics, and travel.

For more information about

Dean College and the School of

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got everyone up and moving with

non-stop laughing!” stated Wilbraham’s

Children’s Librarian.

For more information regarding

Jungle Jim’s shows, visit: http://

Medway Library Launches

Summer Science Video Series

The Medway Public Library

will host the first of several

screenings of World Science Festival

2018 videos on Wednesday,

July 18th. Me, My Microbiome

Please join us on Thursday,

July 12, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the

Medway Public Library, 26 High

Street, Medway, Mass.

This program is cosponsored

by the Medway Cultural Council

and Medway Public Library.

For more information on upcoming

events, go to the Medway

Cultural Council’s Facebook

page at:


The Library and Medway

Cultural Council will sponsor

numerous programs this summer

and fall, which are made

possible through grants from the

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Children’s Programs at

the Millis Public Library

Join us at the Millis Public Library

for the following Children’s


• Family Movie Night: Every

Monday from 6-8 p.m. in

July, visit the library for a

family friend flick and free


• Abrakidabra with Mike Bent:

Thursday, July 5th at 2 p.m.

Children’s Magic Show!

ecommended for ages 4

and up.

• Music and Imagination with

Miss Elaine: Tuesday, July

10th at 10:30 a.m. Children’s

concert, recommended for

children ages 2-7.

• Funky Cardboard Flowers:

Wednesday, July 11th at 2pm.

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The Annual Consumer Confidence Report

The Annual Consumer Confidence Report

is available online June 01, 2018

July is here and Medway

Community Education is happy

to continue offering a summer

of fun and exciting programs for

youth, teens and adults. Registration

is still open for many of our


Our Youth programs offer

an art class, drama camp, a Red

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at Medway Community


Our offerings in STEM for

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such as STEM Soccer and Rocketry

as well as programs from

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For Sports programs, check

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Ken Hamwey:

Over 50 Years of Writing, and Still Having Fun

By J.D. O’Gara

“Get in.”

Those are the words Ken

Hamwey, at age 24 in 1967 and

working the Celtics beat as a

sports writer for the Framingham

News, will never forget, coming

from legendary Celtics coach

Red Auerbach.

In a tumultuous time for the

country, on April 5, 1968, the

Celtics, featuring Bill Russell, and

the Philadelphia 76ers, with great

Wilt Chamberlain, had decided

to go ahead with the seventh

game of their series. The Celtics

had trailed the 76ers three games

to one in their Eastern Conference

playoff series, but had made

history in coming back to win the

following three games. The day

before that seventh game, on

April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther

King, Jr. was assassinated.

“Never before in the history

of pro basketball had a basketball

team trailed 3-1 and rallied

to win games five and six, and

seven” says Hamwey. Chamberlain,

he says, had not wanted to

play, but Russell had wanted to

play the game in King’s honor.

The game would be played, but

not without tension. In the end,

the Celtics won the nail-biter, but

Ken, one of several Celtics writers

who’d taken a charter flight to

Philly, ran into a snafu.

“You’ve got a telephone and

a notebook in front of you in

the press row, and there’s a row

of typewriters. I had to call the

story in to the Framingham

sports editor, but I couldn’t get a

line through.” After 45 minutes,

Hamwey finally got through,

but worried that he’d missed the

town car scheduled to take him

and the other writers back to the

airport. Convinced he would be

stranded for the night, he walked

out of the Spectrum to find Red

Auerbach pacing outside the

town car.

“Here I am, 24 years old, and

the greatest coach and executive

of all time is waiting,” says

Hamwey. “I turned to an oldtime

Globe writer and said, ‘it’s

unbelievable that he waited.’ Jack

Barry said to me, ‘Red is very

loyal. He said we’re not going

anywhere until the kid from

Framingham shows up.’”

Sports writer Ken Hamwey has

over half a century of experience.


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Now 74, Hamwey has been a

journalist for over half a century,

if you count his semi-retirement

writing for seven Local Town Pages

papers, and acting as sports editor

for both The Bellingham Bulletin

and Blackstone Enlightener. He’s

tackled last minute stories with

impossible deadlines such as the

night the Boston Red Sox’s Carlton

Fisk hit a home run in the

1975 World Series and in 1976,

when the Boston Celtics played

the Phoenix Suns in a championship

game that went into

triple overtime. He even landed

the only exclusive interview with

Marvin Fishman, the new owner

of a new franchise, the Milwaukee


“Writing isn’t just a hobby,”

says Hamwey. “It’s a way of life.

I never felt like I was working at

all – it’s just fun to be surrounded

by sports stories.”

Born and raised in Natick,

Hamwey had set out to follow

in the footsteps of his father,

a successful businessman. He

graduated in 1964 from Babson

College in just three years with

a degree in Finance and Investments

and a minor in Marketing,

but soon realized he was not cut

out for that field.

A fan of sports, although he

had never tried out for varsity

teams, Hamwey decided he

needed to have a job that would

bring him close to his passion.

His father landed him an informational

interview with John

Taylor, then publisher of The

Boston Globe, who advised him to

either attend one of the big journalism

schools, or to “knock on

the doors of the suburban dailies”

to gain experience. Hamwey

chose the latter.

His first gig was as a news

correspondent at the Framingham

News for $5 a story. He interviewed

the Millis Coach Ernie

Richards, of Hopedale, for his

first story. A couple months and

10 stories in, he was hired full

time. “I’d write feature or preview

stories of Millis, Medway

or Medfield,” says Hamwey, who

learned on the job working different

sections of the Framingham

paper for six years. After flirting

with a couple of interviews and

job offers with the Worcester Telegram,

at 29, Ken decided to join

the then-Pulitzer-prize-winning

Providence Journal. He’d be there

for the next 35 years, working in

sports and finishing up as night

sports editor.

“Being able to write for 51

years, being able to do edit and

do page design, all three, I feel

blessed in that area,” says Ken,

who was honored at his retirement

in 2008, both for his journalism

and design.

The most rewarding part of

Hamwey’s career, he says, is not

meeting famous people or winning

awards, but it’s helping

people through his work. With

each story, the journalist says he

has striven to be accurate, ethical

and fair.

Hamwey is proud, for example,

of shedding light for the Milford

community on Rudy Fino,

for whom Fino Field is named.

As a part-time correspondent for

The Milford Daily News, he was

asked to write a Memorial Day

story. Ken found information

on Fino, the first Milford son to

give his life in World War II, to

be lacking. His research and subsequent

story led to a town-wide

celebration of Rudy Fino and

recognition of Ken’s contribution.

Ken’s stories on student athletes

have also helped many of

them secure scholarships to colleges

and universities.

“Boys and girls – if they’re

great leaders worthy of a story,

why not publicize them?” asks

Hamwey. The writer, recalls with

a chuckle, that one young man,

Jay Monaghan, the oldestt in a

family of five great male athletes

Ken would cover, added that

the writer also landed his brothers

a few dates. Ken’s coverage

of student athletes earned him

the MIAA Distinguished Friend

award in 2010. “Robert Kraft

got it the following year,” says


Ken, who says timing is everything,

balanced his career with

raising his son as a single parent

after being widowed at 39. He

later married his son’s secondgrade

teacher, Pauline, with

whom he’ll celebrate 29 years of

marriage this month. Ken says

he lives by a quote attributed

to Calvin Coolidge, that begins,

“Nothing in the world can take

the place of persistence …”

And still, Ken Hamwey persists.

July Events at the

Millis Public Library

Please join us for all of these

events happening at the Millis

Public Library in July:

Amigos del Libro/Book Buddies,

Mondays at 2 p.m. July 2nd

– August 20th

Recommended for students

entering 1st -5th Grade

Summer is a great time for

kids to practice reading skills!

Come to our Book Buddies/

Amigos del libro program. We’ll

have a cart full of interesting

books for readers at all levels in

both English and Spanish. We’ll

pair older and younger students

together to practice reading (children

are always welcome to pick

their own partner). At the end,

we’ll check in, give out beads for

those doing our “Read to Bead”

Summer Reading Program (find

out more about this by asking at

the library or visiting the Summer

Reading section of our website),

and have an icy treat!

Saturday, July 7th: The Millis

Public Library will be hosting a

Red Cross Blood Drive from 9

a.m.-2 p.m. in the Roche Bros.

Community Room. The Library

proper will be CLOSED; please

enter through the parking lot

doors only.

Thursday, July 12 from 10

a.m.- 12 p.m.: The Norwood

American Job Center will be

providing a free seminar describing

services offered through

their programs for unemployed

and underemployed residents of

Massachusetts. An overview of

services will be provided free of

charge to the general public.

Silver Screen Matinees are

held on Fridays at 1pm in the

Roche Bros. Community Room.

Great movies—new and classic!

Free popcorn and snacks!

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During the week-long intensive,

students will learn about

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Calendar of Events

July 2

Monday Movie Madness,

2 p.m., family-friendly movie,

Medway Public Library, 26

High St., Medway

Family Movie Night, 6-8

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn,

(508) 376-8282,

July 4

Holliston Rail Trail opening

celebration, 5 p.m. at Casey’s

Crossing, Holliston, free refreshments

and food, entertainment

by the Sonomatics, laser show

at 8-arch bridge around 9 p.m.

Bring chairs.

July 5

Abrakidabra with Mike Bent,

2 p.m., children’s magic show

ages 4+, Millis Public Library,

961 Main St., Millis, (508) 376-


Medway Farmers Market,

4-7 p.m., Medway VFW, 45

Holliston St., Medway

July 6

Silver Screen Matinee, 1

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn

and snacks, (508) 376-8282,

July 7

Red Cross Blood Drive, 9

a.m. -2 p.m., Millis Public Library

Roche Bros. Community

Room, 961 Main St., Millis,

(508) 376-8282,

July 9

Monday Movie Madness,

2 p.m., family-friendly movie,

Medway Public Library, 26

High St., Medway

Family Movie Night, 6-8

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn,

(508) 376-8282,

July 10

Music and Imagination with

Miss Elaine, ages 2-7 children’s

concert, 10:30 a.m., Millis Public

Library, 961 Main St., Millis,

(508) 376-8282,

Josh & the Jamtones, family

music, 6:30-8 p.m., Goodwill

Park, Holliston, food & ice cream

available for purchase, free show,

sponsored by Holliston Parks &

Recreation, Holliston Newcomers

and Holliston Lions

July 11

Medway Cable Access presents

Medway Movies in the Park:

Trolls, begins at dusk, concessions

available for sale, behind Thayer

House at Choate Park. In case

of rain, movie shown inside

Thayer House. Free. Thanks to

sponsors Medway Community

Farm, J&L Catering, Medway

Fire, Medway Lions, Rodenhiser,

Muffin House, Team

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July 12

80’s Rock the Library, with

Jungle Jim, 4:30 p.m., Medway

Public Library, 26 High St.,

Medway, 80’s music with comedy,

improv and balloons. Cosponsored

by Medway Cultural

Council and Medway Library.

For information on upcoming

events, visit


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visit http://www.ilovemylibrary.


Norwood American Job Center

seminar on programs for unemployed

and underemployed,

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Millis Public

Library, 961 Main St., Millis,

(508) 376-8282,

Medway Farmers Market,

4-7 p.m., Medway VFW, 45

Holliston St., Medway

July 13

Silver Screen Matinee, 1

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn

and snacks, (508) 376-8282,

July 15

Millis Democratic Town

Committee Potluck Picnic, 12

p.m., Oak Grove Farm, 410

Exchange Street, Millis, Local

Democratic elected officials have

been invited as well as candidates

for office, including the three

candidates for the NBM District

Senate Seat. All Democrats welcome.

For more information, call

Lisa J. Hardin at (508) 376-5068.

July 16

Monday Movie Madness,

2 p.m., family-friendly movie,

Medway Public Library, 26

High St., Medway

Family Movie Night, 6-8

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn,

(508) 376-8282,

July 17

Big Chief, R&B, swing and

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Science Video Series: Me,

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Medway Cable Access presents

Medway Movies in the

Park: The Lion King, begins at

dusk, concessions available for

sale, behind Thayer House at

Choate Park. In case of rain,

movie shown inside Thayer

House. Free. Thanks to sponsors

Medway Community Farm,

J&L Catering, Medway Fire,

Medway Lions, Rodenhiser,

Muffin House, Team Rice &

Tim Rice Photo

July 19

Medway Farmers Market,

4-7 p.m., Medway VFW, 45

Holliston St., Medway

Franklin School for the Performing

Arts’ Electric Youth

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8 p.m., Norfolk Town Hill (508)

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July 20

Silver Screen Matinee, 1

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn

and snacks, (508) 376-8282,

July 23

Family Movie Night, 6-8

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn,

(508) 376-8282,

Monday Movie Madness,

2 p.m., family-friendly movie,

Medway Public Library, 26

High St., Medway

July 24

East Coast Soul, Funk, soul

& R&B, 6:30-8 p.m., Goodwill

Park, Holliston, food & ice cream

available for purchase, free show,

sponsored by Holliston Parks &

Recreation, Holliston Newcomers

and Holliston Lions

July 25

Medway Cable Access presents

Medway Movies in the Park:

Coco, begins at dusk, concessions

available for sale, behind Thayer

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July 26

Medway Farmers Market,

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something to give back, which is

something we’ve been brought

up to do,” says Ryan, who, like

his brothers, was also a member

of St. Joseph’s youth group from

middle through high school.

Tim Arego, who has just

graduated from Medway High

School, was so inspired by the

outdoor skills he learned in

scouting that he will major

in forestry at the University

of Maine next year. He, too,

wanted to follow the path he

saw his brother and other Boy

Scouts take. He completed his

badges and service hours in

order to move ahead, and then

for his Eagle project, created

a seating area for the IPEC

course at the high school. Tim:


“I figured, I’d made it this

far, so why stop now? It was a

lot more work than I thought,”

says Tim, who planned the design

and location of the bench,

finally deciding on a 10x12

octagonal design where the

teacher could stand inside or

outside and still be seen. He

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July 27

Silver Screen Matinee, 1

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn

and snacks, (508) 376-8282,

July 30

Family Movie Night, 6-8

p.m., Millis Public Library, 961

Main St., Millis, free popcorn,

(508) 376-8282,

Monday Movie Madness,

2 p.m., family-friendly movie,

Medway Public Library, 26

High St., Medway

then needed to procure materials.

Tim’s project, which took

the longest time to complete

among the three brothers.

Nick, the youngest Arego

Eagle Scout, had the benefit

of having his brother Tim as a


“Scouts is a scout-run thing;

leaders sort of take a back seat

to things,” says Nick. “Older

scouts will teach the younger

scouts … And there are bonds

you make.” For his Eagle project,

Nick put together, advertised

and hosted a blood drive

at St. Joseph’s Parish Center. He

achieved Eagle a bit younger

than his brothers, and the

achievement is something he’ll

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Bellingham-Millis Lacrosse Co-Op

a Dream Come True for Burgess

By Christopher Tremblay,

Staff Sports Writer

Millis High School senior

Colin Burgess grew up in Mendon

playing lacrosse for the town

youth league. Having joined the

program in the first grade, Burgess

continued to play lacrosse

up through the eighth grade.

However, once he got into high

school, he found that Millis did

not have a lacrosse program and

thus began to bother Athletic Director

Chuck Grant on a regular

basis hoping to secure a team.

“Once I got into high school, I

kept on Mr. Grant about putting

together a program, but there

just wasn’t all that much interest,

so I eventually gave up on the

idea of Millis having a lacrosse

team,” Burgess said. “When he

told me that we were going to

have a co-op team with Bellingham,

I was beyond thrilled, and

I immediately told my friends.

Originally, seven were interested,

but only three who had previous

lacrosse experience actually

signed up to play.”

Playing as the Bellingham-

Millis Hawks was a dream come

true for Burgess, even if it was

only for his senior season, but

having not picked up a stick since

the eighth grade showed that his

skills had diminished when practices


“That first day I was pretty

rusty, having not played the sport

in about three years, but when

Coach (Steve) Linehan focused

on basic drills easing us back into

the sport I was relieved,” he said.

“He not only acclimated us back

into the game of lacrosse, but

was very patient with the Millis


Prior to the merger with Millis,

Bellingham had an athlete

that was going to take on the goal

keeping responsibilities although

he’d really preferred not to.

“I had some previous experience

playing goalie on my youth

teams so I decided to take on the

position for the sake of the team,

Having played lacrosse

as a youth in a Mendon

program, Millis senior Colin

Burgess was thrilled when

the town joined a coop

with Bellingham. Although

he was rusty, he helped

contribute to six victories

for the Bellingham team,

more than any previous


besides the other kid was more

valuable to the team elsewhere,”

Burgess recalled.

Playing for the Mendon Youth

League, Burgess had previously

played attack before giving goalie

a shot, something that he was interested

in trying.

“I had shown interest, and our

youth team needed a goalie,” he

said. “There is not a lot of people

who want to put their body in

front of a hard little ball coming

at you fast – they’re afraid of getting


According to the Linehan,

Burgess was a standout player for

us, especially playing in his first

varsity season.

“I didn’t know what to expect

from him. In Bellingham, it has

always been a challenge to get

someone to play the goalie position,”

the Hawks Coach said.

“Although he hadn’t played the

position since his youth and was

away from the game, the last few

years he stepped in and played

fantastic. He never complained

about his work load and what he

had to do to help the team.”

Settling in as a first-year goalie

playing on a lower level team in

the Tri Valley League he took a

lot of shots stopping 199 shots or

an average of 12.5 a game.


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Millis High Athletics on a Roll During the 2017-18 Campaign


Sports Writer

Winning one state championship

would be considered dynamic

for a high school’s athletic

program, but capturing two state

crowns in one season to kick off

the year is about as good as it


At Millis High, athletic

achievement for the 2017-18

school year was a stunning chapter

in the Mohawks history. The

autumn season was filled with

success and championships. The

football squad won its second

straight Super Bowl by downing

Hoosac Valley, and the girls’ soccer

team downed Millbury for

another state title. Millis previously

had won a girls’ state soccer

title in 2009.

The Mohawks didn’t stop

with those two state titles. They

wreaked havoc in tourney play in

boys’ soccer and girls volleyball,

stunning a pair of top-notch

squads. The boys’ eliminated

Bourne in a huge opening-round

upset before bowing to Cohasset,

and the volleyball contingent

ousted top-seeded Worcester

Tech in the first round of the Division

4 playoffs.

“The fall season set a positive

tone for the entire year,’’ said

Millis Athletic Director Chuck

Grant. “The football team was

a special group — experienced

and poised. They were unbeaten

as freshmen, all together as jayvees

and aware that we had lost

in three straight Sectional finals.


continued from page 20

“I was not expecting much

from Colin. I was just glad to

have someone who was willing to

play the position,” Linehan said.

“He took a lot of shots, probably

around three times as many as

any other team.”

While the Millis athlete had

not played the game in some

time, he knew that he had to not

only improve his technique in the

next, but also needed to control

his emotions.

“I did improve my defensive

skills,” he said. “But with lacrosse

being a high scoring game, I

would get frustrated at times

The girls’ soccer team learned

how to lead and how to utilize

their leadership skills. The seniors

developed terrific team

chemistry with the underclassmen.

They had high aspirations,

and along the way they

discovered that to achieve their

objectives that it would take hard

work. They were determined and

they were skilled.’’

The autumn season was a

giant plus on another front for

the Mohawks. For the first time

in school history, three teams

competed at Gillette Stadium.

Besides the football team’s appearance

in the Super Bowl, the

boys and girls soccer teams faced

Ashland’s two squads in regularseason

games. The girls won, but

the boys lost.

“A lot of community pride

was on display that night,’’ said

Grant, who’s been the athletic

chief at Millis for 16 years. “As

the school’s A.D., I realized how

far we’ve come to be competing

at such a prominent facility. It

was a special night.’’

The winter season didn’t produce

any state accolades, but

there were tourney appearances

and a league championship.

The girls’ and boys’ basketball

teams qualified for tourney

play, but were eliminated early

— the girls bowing to Oakmont

Regional and the boys losing to

Assabet Valley. The ice-hockey

squad, which is a co-op venture

with Hopedale, finished 12-7

overall and captured the Dual

Valley Conference crown. Five


boys from Millis competed in

that program.

Elsewhere, there was success

in girls’ gymnastics, a sport in

which Millis co-ops with Medway

and Holliston. That contingent

finished sixth in the states,

and three of the girls were from

Millis. In indoor track, Bethany

Steiner qualified for national

competition in New York in the

two-mile event and finished 12th.

The spring campaign featured

the baseball and softball

teams in tourney play. The boys

lost to Archbishop Williams and

the girls were eliminated by West

Bridgewater. Four Millis boys got

a taste of varsity lacrosse, teaming

up in a co-op program with

Bellingham. That squad posted

a 6-12 record, which is the best

record in boys’ lacrosse at Bellingham.

In track, Katherine

Malewicz won the 200-meter

event at the Tri Valley League’s

championship meet and Lucy

Clayton finished third in the 800

and 4x400 relay at the Division 4

State Meet.

In another area, Millis has

been ultra successful in retaining

coaches. Turnover has been low,

and Grant views that as a major

plus in maintaining continuity.

“Brian Kraby will be replacing

Dana Olson as the football

coach,’’ Grant said. “Everyone

else will be back. Dana, and Dale

Olmsted before him, did a great

job in revitalizing football. Brian

was a player and an assistant

coach here, and I believe he’ll do

an excellent job. We may be the

when I was scored upon. I had

to leave that moment in the past,

shake it off and get my mind

back into the game.”

Last spring as the Bellingham

Blackhawks the lacrosse team

found themselves on the winning

side of the score only once. This

season with the three Millis players

the squad not only equaled its

win total in the first game of the

season (an 11-4 victory during a

rain storm at home), but finished

the year with a 6-12 record.

“Although not knowing fully

what they went through last year

getting that first win was a great

thrill for the program,” the Millis

High athlete said. “During preseason

our goal and total preparation

was to get that first win in

the first game of the season – we

accomplished that.”

Getting that win was the

team’s first goal, the second was

to go out and secure more wins

than any previous Bellingham

team and with those 6 victories,

the Hawks accomplished another


Individually, Burgess’ only

goal coming into the season was

to have fun, and he certainly did

that; he only wished that it had

happened earlier. Next fall he

will be heading to Norwich (Vermont)

University with the hopes

of continuing to play lacrosse

with a co-op team.

Millis’ size doesn’t hold it back

from success in sports, and this

past year was no exception, says

AD Chuck Grant, who says 72%

of Millis High’s students played

sports this past year.

smallest school in the Tri Valley

League but I’m convinced that

our success stems from the work

ethic of our athletes and the retention

of our coaches.’’

Grant’s vibes for the grid program

shouldn’t be taken lightly.

When he coached varsity football

at Walpole High during an eightyear

stretch, his squads competed

in three Super Bowls and won

two of them.

Athletic participation numbers

and facilities are other facets

that Grant noted. He’s pleased

with the gradual increase in participation

rates but mixed on his

feelings about the school’s athletic


“About 72 percent of our

student body plays at least one

sport,’’ he noted. “That’s up from

69 percent. And, we had six student-athletes

play three sports. As

for our facilities, the softball field

was upgraded, thanks to a fundraising

effort, and the baseball

field is now being upgraded. Our

football practice field, however,

is outdated and detached. We’re

a school that’s had lots of success

at the state level, and we’ve

shown that we do more with less.

Our athletes deserve first-class facilities.

Going back to the 1960s,

we’ve got the same football field

and the same gym.’’

Another drawback in terms of

facilities occurs in outdoor track.

Millis competes on the road for

every one of its meets. “We’re

one of five schools in the state

that has no outdoor track facility,’’

Grant said. “Yet, we’ve had

league and state champions and

even qualifiers for national competitions.’’

Will more success be in the

mix for Millis when the new

school year kicks off in September?

Grant is optimistic.

“Football should produce

some positive results,’’ he said,

“and the girls’ and boys’ soccer

teams have a lot of returnees.

Volleyball also returns some

key players. Kraby will have his

work cut out in football, because

we’ve lost 17 seniors, but we’ll

present ourselves well because

of our work ethic. Girls’ basketball,

which has won state titles,

will bounce back, and in softball,

we’ll have Abby Doyle back, one

of the league’s top pitchers.’’

Grant emphasized that he’s

encouraged to see student-athletes

inspired. “They recognize

what it means to enhance a program

and to build tradition,’’ he

said. “The kids know that if they

take the risk that goes with hard

work, there are no boundaries.’’

Millis always battles low

numbers, its facilities aren’t very

dynamic, and it is the smallest

school in enrollment in the

TVL. But, those drawbacks are

never excuses. The Mohawks

have been state champs in football,

girls’ soccer, girls’ basketball

and boys’ and girls’ volleyball.

And, they’ve had individual state

champs in track.

No one knows what the crystal

ball has in store for the 2018-19

school year at Millis, but it likely

will be another plus in athletics

for the Mohawks.

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This program was made possible

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Teen Kickoff: Interactive

Movie Night , Monday,

July 9th, 6:30 p.m.

Teens will have the opportunity

to vote for the movie. Hurry

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Voting poster is on display in

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TUMBLEBUS: Tumblebus is

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Every other Friday beginning

June 29. Please sign-up in

advance for a spot on the bus at

10:15 or 10:45. Ages 2-5.

Monday Movie Madness: Join

us for an indoor movie, bring

your lunch, movies will be family

friendly. Weekly beginning July 2.

11:30 a.m. No sign-up required.

All Ages.

Lunch at the Library: Tuesdays,

Wednesdays, and Thursdays

beginning June 26, 11:45

a.m. Lunch will be served free

of charge for children and their

caregivers on a first come, first

served basis. In the Cole Room.

Parachute Adventures: We will

play parachute games, learn new

songs, strengthen our muscles,

sharpen our listening skills and

wiggle, wiggle, wiggle! These activities

will be geared to the older

parachute enthusiast, younger

siblings are welcome to attend

Toddler Jam at the same time or

stay with a caregiver and watch

the big kids.

Every other Tuesday beginning

June 26th. 11 a.m. Ages 4-8.

Sign-up or Drop-in.

Harmonica Lessons: Rob from

Toast of the Town will be teaching

the harmonica over the summer.

Lessons will be every other

week to give time for practice.

Students age 8 to tween will need

to have an accompanying adult.

Each student will receive a harmonica

and songbook.

Every other Wednesday beginning

July 11th. 2 p.m.. Ages 8

to adult. Sign-up required.

This program was made possible

with funding from your

Local Cultural Council.

Rock Star Hairdos! Choose the

face of your favorite rock star and

then craft a totally new ‘do with

melted crayons, yarn and other

art supplies. Monday, July 16th,

6 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Sign-up

or drop in.

Make Your Own Video Game-

Coding Workshop: The Rhode

Island Computer Museum presents

“Make Your Own Video

Game”. This is a great chance

to put down your controllers and

take time to learn interactive software

“Scratch.” The program

will also include an exhibit on

“Historic Video Games”. The

exhibit aims to explain the impact

of Early Video Games and

then teach the MIT developed

youth program “Scratch”. The

workshop aims to explain how

early video games were made

and give students new skills to

develop their own games.

Friday, July 20th, 10:30 a.m.

Ages 10 and up. Sign-up in advance.

Teen Paint and Sip: Bring your

favorite summer cup, library will

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fruit garnish. Paint along with

acrylics and go home with an

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Monday, July 23rd, 6 p.m.

Ages 12 and up. Sign-up in advance.

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Mass Audubon Stony Brook Announces Its July Programming!

The Bog at Poutwater Pond:

Saturday, July 7th, from 10 a.m.

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Bogs are characterized by highly

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Flickering Fireflies: Saturday,

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the flashes of fireflies turns a

warm summer night into a magical

light show. But what is all that

flashing really about? We’ll spend

some time inside making a craft,

exploring the science behind the

glow, and discovering the different

kinds of fireflies that live in

our area. Then we’ll head outside

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sanctuary. Fee: $6m/ $8nm

Family Ponding: Saturday, July

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Ducks and geese are impressive

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wetlands you need to look under

the water. Join us as we collect

samples from below the surface,

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underwater world. How do these

creatures live under the water?

You will be amazed by their adaptations.

Among the creatures

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Most of us carry a “so called”

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photographic capabilities of

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remarkable. These phone cameras

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share our photos. Want to know

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photo tour and then we will head

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Start your weekend off right with

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Ages 2.9 to 6 with a parent.

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