Medway & Millis April 2019


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The Voice of Your Community

A Trip Back in Time for Millis

Elementary School

Time Capsule Planted in Cornerstone of

Clyde F. Brown Is Opened

By J.D. O’Gara

Little girls were

dressed in poodle skirts

and ponytails, little

boys in plaid shirts or

white t-shirts and jeans,

greaser-style. Spirit

day harkened back

to 1954, the year that

the brand-new Millis

Elementary School,

later to be named for

Millis School Principal

Clyde F. Brown,

was built and opened.

As the classes filed

in, the gymnasium

buzzed with excitement.

Today, March

22, 2019, would be the day

the time capsule, planted behind

a granite cornerstone

of the building some 65 years

ago and unearthed on Friday,

March 1 st by members of the

Millis Historical Commission,

would be opened by three former

students, Ruth Harcowitz,

Chrissy (Wilson) Hana and Jill

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In a public event on March 22,

2019, an acetate scroll was

the final item, carefully pulled

from a time capsule unearthed

from a granite cornerstone of

the Clyde F. Brown Elementary

School opened in 1954. The

scroll contained the names of

the incoming students for the

1954-1955 year. All but the

Kindergartners had signed

their own names.


continued on page 2

Millis Teen to

Host 5K Run

Family Touched by Tragedy

Reaches Out to Give Back to Others

By Jane Lebak

On April 7th at 11 a.m., dozens

of runners will meet at Oak Grove

Park in support of a local family.

When Jessie Krauss, a Millis

High School senior, had to

choose her senior year project,

the answer was obvious. “I knew

I wanted to do something that involves

fundraising for frontotemporal


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resulting from deterioration in

the temporal and frontal lobes of

the brain. These areas specifically

impact emotion, language, and

decision-making. It strikes mostly

those in their fifties, and in people

under age 60, FTD is the most

common cause of dementia. Currently

there is no cure.

In 2017, Krauss’s father was

diagnosed with FTD, an unbelievable

blow to the family. Krauss

says, “Our Dad was basically our

supporter, and he knew how to

do everything around the house.

Then so quickly, he became so

dependent on us and we were the

ones caring for him. The father we

idolized so much was being taken

away from us.”

Through this dark time, Jessie

Krauss continued studying at Millis

High School and running with

the track team. In her senior year,

she became one of the captains

of the Varsity Soccer team and

received the NESDEC Award in

November, 2018.

Then she began her senior project.

“I wanted to combine the passion

for running and a fundraiser.

I wanted it to be something where

I could bring everyone together to

raise awareness and raise money

for the cause.”

The running part would be organizing

a 5K run/walk race. The



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continued from page 1

(Wildman) Kuhlman, first graders

in the 1954-1955 school year.

“We’ve been working up to

this event,” said Clyde Brown

Principal Jason Phelps, of the

students, who were fascinated by

the time capsule and the mystery

of its contents.

“It’s such a delightful way to

bring history alive to the kids in

the school and their teachers,”

added Millis Superintendent

Nancy Gustafson.

With cameras flashing and

a projector showing the whole

process, members of the Millis

Historical Commission delicately

opened the time capsule, and

then the three former students

took turns carefully removing

its contents, which included, in

order of removal:

• A proposal for the original

grade school

• A warrant article dated June

9, 1953 for the funding of the

new elementary school

• A letter from Massachusetts

Governor Christian Herder,

who lived in Millis, dated January

21, 1954, congratulating

Millis residents on the new


On Friday, March 1 st , members of

the Millis Historical Commission

unearthed the time capsule

planted 65 years ago at the Millis

Elementary School.

• A letter from U.S. President

Dwight Eisenhower dated June

1, 1954, congratulating the

town on the new school

Clyde F. Brown Principal Jason

Phelps, holding the time capsule,

addresses the crowd.


from the school

created a banner

celebrating the time

capsule’s emergence.

Photos above by Dave O’Gara


continued on page 3

Clyde F. Brown students got into the spirit of 1954 for the opening of

the time capsule on March 22, 2019, dressing the part.

Children and adults gather to eagerly view the contents of the time


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continued from page 1

fundraising would be for Mass

General’s FTD unit.

Because her father’s diagnosis

and care had taken place through

Mass General’s FTD unit, Jessie


continued from page 1

• The town report from the fiscal

year ending 1953

• A copy of the local newspaper

at the time, The County Recorder

• An activities book entitled The

Workbook for the New Roundabout,

an Alice and Jerry activity

book published by Roe Publishing


• Arithmetic We Use, a first-grade

workbook of the time

According to Nathan Maltinsky,

Chair of the Millis Historical

Commission, the documents

unearthed will likely be housed

in display cases at the Niagara

1 Firehouse, which is nearing

completed restoration and recently

was opened to the public

through an open house organized

by Millis High School senior

Lily Denman.

Phelps adds that the current

Clyde Brown students will be

creating their own time capsule,

and some special community

events for this spring are planned

by a subcommittee of the school


and her family had become familiar

with their work. “This includes

research on the brain, testing out

medicines, or even support groups

for caregivers,” says Krauss.

Krauss had run races before,

but never organized one. “There

were so many unknowns,” she

The Town of Millis received

congratulatory letters from both

President Dwight Eisenhower and

Massachusetts Governor Christian

Herder, a resident of Millis.

The first item taken from the boxwas a proposal for 1954 school,

held by Ruth Harcovitz, who was a first-grader at the time, along with

Chrissy (Wilson) Hana and Jill (Wildman) Kuhlman, standing behind

her. Millis Historic Commission’s Nathan Maltinsky looks on.

Jill Kuhlman holds this

newspaper of the time.

Among items in the time capsule

were this activity book and an

arithmetic activity book.

says, starting with the date, the

location, and the route. Krauss

coordinated the details between

Officer Bickford, MGH’s fundraising

team, and Oak Grove

Park where the race will be run

on the trails. She arranged babysitting

for participants as well as

prizes for the top finishers. “Now

I have to get the permits. There’s

just a lot of planning.”

The race will use the trails at

Oak Grove. Participants can run

or walk the route, or do a combination

of both. Five kilometers is

3.1 miles.

As happens with most raceplanners,

Krauss probably will

be too busy on race day to run.

“Some friends are going to run

it,” she says, “but some would

rather be a volunteer.”

Mass General’s fundraising

coordinators set a goal of

$5,000, although at first Krauss

thought that was unreasonable.

“When I hit $1,000 after three

days, I was so surprised,” she

says. By mid-March, she’d raised

three thousand dollars, and it

appears that by race day, she

might exceed her goal. Krauss

predicts fifty to sixty runners on

race day.

The monetary donations are an

extension of the concern Krauss’s

Millis senior Jessie Krauss, right, is organizing a 5K to take place on

April 7 th , at Oak Grove Farm in Millis. The event will raise funds for a

unit of Massachusetts General Hospital focused on frontotemporal

dementia (FTD), with which her Dad was diagnosed two years ago.

family has received from the Millis

community in general. “I’ve been

so surprised by the support our

family has gotten,” she says. “All

the Moms got together and set up

meal plans. That takes the stress

off our mom. People would just

bring over a meal, even when they

don’t understand the full extent of

what we’re going through.”

She adds, “This project

wouldn’t even be possible without

the amount of support I’ve gotten.

It’s important for the community

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participant, but individuals can

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choose to run.

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“I am humbled that the voters

supported me three years ago

when I ran for Selectman after

23 years of service on the Planning

Board. I have accomplished

much, but we are not done!”

As Selectman, Cathy fulfilled

many of her goals: a female police

officer; and new Town Administrator,

Police Chief, Finance

Director, and DPW Director.

As the Selectmen’s liaison to the

Permanent Building Committee,

Cathy was instrumental in permitting

“leftover” contamination

funds to complete construction of

the fire station without requesting

additional funds from voters or

cutting back on the project. As a

result, a much-needed police station

carport, originally removed,

was added. She played a significant

role in obtaining unanimous

Board of Selectmen consent to

bring the funding of a new elementary/middle

school to a vote.

Cathy reluctantly supported

the stormwater utility tax. “As

an elected official, there is nothing

worse than burdening our

residents with an additional tax.

But we can thank our representatives

in Congress and at the State

House for the unfunded laws they

impose that required it.”

“The marijuana zoning bylaws

I worked on passed at our

Fall Town Meeting. I respect those

who opposed, but a vast majority

of town meeting members agreed

with my view that it is wiser for

Millis to receive tax revenue from

these new ventures than for surrounding

towns to receive it.”

As a member of the Water/

Sewer Committee, Cathy led negotiations

with the developer of

Glen Ellen to run water and sewer

down Orchard Street with stubs at

each intersection for future water/

sewer construction – at no cost to

the town, saving millions of dollars.

A gas line will soon be added.

“With several newly-constructed

town-owned buildings,

now is the time to complete a

buildings study to keep our investments

from deterioration.

Unlike residential dwellings or as

simple as these buildings used to

be, today’s modern buildings are

extremely sophisticated and contain

at least a dozen systems challenging

to operate and maintain.

Department heads such as librarians,

police and fire chiefs, and

the Superintendent of schools are

already overwhelmed. To burden

them with maintaining their facilities

will distract those folks. Without

a properly planned response

to this issue, both the mission of

the department heads and the

condition of our buildings will be


What is still on Cathy’s list of

unfinished business?

“Jeff Hardin once told me that

the Selectmen must always be in

the third year of a five-year plan. I

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Bridge St. As a result, revenue

will be forthcoming. Economic

development is essential to retaining

and maintaining municipal

services. I am proposing to set up

a committee consisting only of

the fire and police chiefs and the

DPW director to research added

expenses to their departments as

a result of this and other construction.

It is imperative for us to plan

accordingly for any burdens these

unique projects might place on

departments. As the town’s liaison

to the Norfolk County Advisory

Board, I have learned how other

towns put more money into their

‘stabilization’ fund (what I consider

the town’s savings account),

and as a result more funds are

available for future capital needs.”

Cathy appreciates that the

current Board of Selectmen is

cohesive and works well together.

“Sure, we do not agree on everything,

but we work jointly to do

what is right for our residents. I

do not look to the Town Administrator

for answers, nor do my

colleagues. All of us do our own

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Millis Candidate for Selectman:

Pete Jurmain

My name is Pete Jurmain

and I am running for Selectman

in Millis. My wife Diane and I

have lived in Millis for 13 years.

During that time, I have been involved

in many Town activities

and committees. I have been a

member of the Finance Committee

for 12 years, as Chair for

3 years and Vice Chair for one

year. I am also a member of the

Capital Planning Committee; I

started and chaired the IS/Communications

Committee; I have

volunteered as Acting Director

of IT for the Town of Millis for

over a year and have helped to

develop the strategy for upgrading

the Town’s IT infrastructure.

For the last 3 years, I have provided

technical IT support to the

Police Station, Fire Station and

VMB as a volunteer. Prior to

starting my own IT company in

1987, Jurmain & Partners LLC,

with my wife, I worked for IBM

(Systems Engineer), AT&T (Division

Manager) and ITT (Director).

I have also successfully taken

a software development company

through a turnaround as its

President/CEO. And, I served a

tour of duty as an officer with the

US Army in Vietnam.

My priority concerns as

a candidate for Selectman:

Control Taxes: Over the past

eight years, taxes have increased

steadily. This is not surprising

with the construction of four new

facilities that had become desperately

outdated. But this trend

can’t continue. We need to look

at ways to better coordinate our

debt schedule with the need to

maintain and replace our Town’

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this should permit the Town to

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to increase our taxes. Our State

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assistance for necessary projects

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Concern For Our Senior Citizens:

I will continue to work with Town

management to find better ways

to meet the needs of our senior

community, of which I too am

a member. I have been working

with Town officials for a long time

to find a more desirable location

for our senior center. But, any

new construction or renovation

must not increase the tax burden

on our senior citizens. The

seniors tell me that they would

like a new facility, but not at the

expense of additional taxes.

Road Repairs: The conundrum

here is how to accomplish

this without raising taxes.

Among the options is to cover

these repairs with funds from

items coming off the debt schedule.

It doesn’t lower our taxes,

but at least it doesn’t raise them

either. And again, we should be

seeking aid from our State representatives.

Volunteering and Voting: We

all have a responsibility to participate

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the limited funds that we do have

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Five Member Select Board:

Millis should have a larger Board.

Though there are potential issues

with the interactions of five vs.

three individuals on the Board of

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Friends of the Millis Library Spring Book Sale

The Friends of the Millis Public

Library will hold its Annual Spring

Book Sale on Saturday, April 27

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

Bros. Community Room. The library

is located on 961 Main St.

(Rt.109) in Millis. Open to the

public and all are welcome. The

books are sorted extremely well by

category to make for easy shopping.

Our customers always tell us

that we have the most organized

book sale in the area.

A large selection of adult and

young adult fiction, non-fiction

and children’s books in hardcover

and paperback will be on

sale, plus CDs, DVDs and special

finds and collections! Prices start

at 25 cents.

There will also be a Friends

of the Library preview and sale

for current members being held

on Friday, April 26 from 6-8 p.m.

New membership applications

will be accepted that night.

On Sunday, April 28 from 1

to 3 p.m. there will be a special

sale. Each bag of books, etc. will

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Board books that are chewed

and eaten. A bag of books covered

in dust and dirt. Books with

water stains, mold—and worse,

rotting from red rot on the inside.

Some with no covers. Some without

spines. Coloring books that

have been colored in, books with

bugs, and sticker books missing

the stickers.

Um… The Friends of the

Millis Public Library are going

to pass, thanks.

“It’s just gross. You would

be surprised. If there’s just one

sticker missing, that’s one thing,”

says Sandra Scott, President of

the Friends of the Millis Public

Library, who appreciates the

thoughtful book donations from

many patrons. Donations of

books that are falling apart or can’t

be sold for some reason, however,

are a little less than thoughtful.

They actually end up a burden to

the library, that will then need to

unload the junk. Sometimes one

man’s trash is best put in the trash,

not donated.

“We actually sell our books

at a decent price to make some

money to pay for the stuff the

friends pay for that is not covered

in the library budget,” says Scott.

“That’s why the book sale is really

important as a fundraiser, but

we can’t charge if people are giving

us (junk).”

In fact, the Friends of the

Millis Public Library have been

asked by other Friends groups

how their sale is so successful,

and the answer is “because we

sort that stuff out. People will

come to the sale and stay longer

and actually buy more, because

they realize it’s not like your average

garage sale.”

Scott says the Friends stop

taking book donations the week

before the book sale, in order

to take the time to carefully go

through the donations (so drop

that bag of nice book donations

by sooner rather than later!).

How does your donation rate?

Scott says the answer is simple.

“We really appreciate people

donating to the sale, and coming

– this really supports the museum

passes, a lot of the children’s programming,

the adult programming

and the music,” says Scott,

“but before you donate, look at

everything and ask, would you

buy this?”

The Friends of the Millis Library appreciate your book donations to

their book sale, which supports programs at the Millis Library. Some,

however, can’t be sold, so keep these ones at home.

April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 7

A 100 Year Story in the Making

By: Kyle Koller

What would you do if you

lived to be 100? A full century

of experiences, adventures, and

crazy stories would be under

your belt. You would see the

transformation of friends and

family over a 100-year span, and

even get the chance to possibly

school, including one in which

she reminiscences the time when

school was canceled because it

was too cold to heat the school.

She recalls that the temperatures

were 30 below zero! She also remembers

growing up on a farm

and helping her dad by driving

the oxen through the fields and

driving a horse drawn hay rake.

the year that Esther and her new

family moved to our community

of Medway. As Esther’s life progressed,

her career was put on

the backburner in order to tend

to her newborn son, Charles.

During this time, Esther began to

start substitute teaching in Medway

as well as other surrounding

towns, which she continued until

a member of the church since

1985. She has also been a member

of The Kings Daughters

for almost 50 years, serving as

President of the Norfolk Chapter

for a few years! As a resident

in Maine, Esther was an active

member of the Grange, serving

as the Master of the Wells

Chapter. She was also a longtime

member of the local 4H

club, and at one point was even

the state delegate.

We at Local Town Pages would

like to wish Esther Fox a very

happy 100th birthday and ask

that anybody who sees her to

congratulate her on reaching this

extraordinary milestone. Happy

100th Birthday Esther!

meet your great-great grandchildren.

What story would you

write about yourself if you lived

to be 100?

Our very own Medway Resident,

Esther Fox, reached this

extraordinary milestone March

29th of this year. Esther was

born on March 29th, 1919 in

Wells, Maine. Esther has fond

memories of her days in high

She graduated high school at

the age of 16 in which she further

advanced her education by

attending the Gorham Normal


In 1939 at the age of 20, Esther

began her career in education

by teaching in a one room

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during this time that Esther met

the love her life, Frank Fox, who

she married in 1951. It was also


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Medway Pride Day 2019

Logo Contest Winners

Medway Pride Day is thrilled

to announce the winners of this

year’s logo contest. The 25th celebration

of Medway Pride Day

will be held on May 18th from

10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Medway

Middle School.

lives with his wife to be, Kristen

Rice (sixth generation Medway)

who is a real estate agent and

their lovely Bernese mountain

dog Riggins. Alex has always

loved technology and

graphic design as

it applies to his

daily work.

He is very

humbled to

have his logo

design be part

of this year’s

Medway Pride

Day. You will find

Alex at the Medway

Energy & Sustainability Committee

booth during Pride Day.

7th Annual Clean Sweep

Save the Date -

April 27, 2019

The 7th Annual Clean

Sweep will be held on Saturday,

April 27, 2019 from 8 - 11 a.m.


Email: CleanSweep@ or call (508)


We strongly encourage

neighborhoods to put together

a team! Ban together and clean

up your neighborhood!

Thank you for helping to

keep Medway beautiful!

Sponsors of this event include:

• Re/Max Executive Realty

Team Rice

• Muffin House Café

Medway Lions Club

• MyFM 101.3

• Patriot Real Estate

Medway Cable Access

Alex Siekierski has been a

resident of Medway for three

years. He is a local commercial

and residential Architectural

Designer & serves as a voting

member of the town’s Energy &

Sustainability Committee. Alex

Nicole Oster is a lifelong resident

of Medway! All of her almost

ten years has been spent

around town, playing in our

amazing parks and participating

in many Medway events and

activities. Nicole is a 4th grader

at Memorial School. She loves

reading, math, ballet, cheerleading

and her cat, Alvin! She chose

to draw the old firehouse in Medway

to recognize both our town’s

history and the important job

that firemen/women have.

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existing facilities or even in addition

to what’s there now? Millis is

working with Metropolitan Area

Planning Council on creating




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April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 9

15th Annual Millis Beautification Day

New Date: Saturday, May 4

It’s a great time to show civic

pride by supporting the May 4

town-wide cleanup sponsored by

the Millis Lions and Millis Garden

Club. It’s the first Saturday in

May from 9 a.m. to Noon, with

registration and site assignments

starting at 8:30 a.m.

You can make a difference—

volunteers of all ages are needed

to help beautify the Millis landscape

by raking leaves, weeding,

and removing litter and brush at

sites such as the Veterans Memorial

Building, Millis Library, Clyde

Brown School, and Richardson’s

Pond as well as along main

roads. “The final number of sites

will depend on how many volunteers

sign up. The more people

who register the more sites can be

assigned. We hope to have over

200 people,” comments Bill Lawson,

Co-Chairman, “and with private

citizens volunteering, we free

up a lot of Department of Public

Works money for other purposes,

like filling potholes in our roads!

Everyone wants that to happen!”

Both individuals and groups

are urged to volunteer and will

be assigned to sites located all

over town. Many students from

the Millis public schools – athletic

teams, the student honor

society, the Millis High School

Leos, and students working on

community projects as well as

all those who simply care about

their community—along with

their teachers and parents—

make a huge impact.

In past years, community volunteers

have made a big difference

in just a couple of hours, cleaning

up over 100 cubic yards of brush

and trash, which translates to

200 leaf bags, 140 bags of trash,

and 5 small dump truck loads of

brush and dead trees. Residents

and businesses who are not able to

participate in the event itself are

encouraged to clean and beautify

their own street frontage and adjacent


“This is a great opportunity

to make our town shine,” adds

Lawson, “and we all benefit when

Compost Bin Order/Registration for

Medway Residents

The Town of Medway is offering

compost bins at a cost

of $43 each to any interested

Medway resident. Please go to

the Town of Medway’s website

at and

click on the “News” button on

the home page. This will direct

you to the Compost Bin Order

form. Payment is due at the time

you place your order.

Distribution is scheduled

for May 4, 2019 at the Medway

Recycle Center, between

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

we save tax money. All it takes is

a few hours of time on a Saturday

morning, and it’s a nice way

to meet other good people in the

community. So please, everyone, if

you care about Millis, bring your

work gloves and rakes, join your

friends and neighbors and donate

a couple of hours on May 4th.

You’ll be proud you did!”

Registration begins at 8:30

a.m. at the canopy on the front

lawn of Veterans Memorial Building—Rain

or Shine. Coffee, tea,

hot chocolate, and donuts will be

provided, courtesy of New England

Coffee, Roche Bros, Dunkin

Donuts, and McDonalds. In our

effort to reduce plastics in the environment

we ask that you bring

your own filled water bottles. No

plastic bottles of water will be

given out this year. Water coolers

will be available for refilling bottles.

The Millis Garden Club will

give away 20-ounce aluminum

water bottles to the first 100 MBD

volunteers. For more information

or to pre-register and be assigned

a specific clean-up site, contact

Bill Lawson at (781) 718-3342 or Otherwise,

just show up!



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St. Michael’s Spring Charity Auction –

New Night and Venue

St. Michael’s 21st Annual

Charity Auction is taking place

on a new night and new venue

– Friday April 12th from 7-10

p.m. at Holliston Upper Town

Hall, 703 Washington Street–

public invited! Raffle baskets,

Silent and Live auction items!

Our raffle baskets, silent and

live auction items are donated

from local businesses and parishioners’,

of which we are

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very grateful. You will see restaurants

from Napper Tandy’s

in Millis to Wayside Inn in Sudbury

and everything in between.

You will find gift certificates for

salons, spas, yoga classes, garden

centers, car washes, golf

fees and boutique shops. You

will find admissions to zoos, museums,

ballet tickets and tickets

to sporting events. You will find

beautiful baskets that appeal to

everyone – beer baskets, wine

baskets, arts & crafts baskets, a

garden basket, Trader Joe’s basket,

a game night basket – the

list goes on and on!

The net proceeds from our

annual community charity auction

go back to the community

in the form of outreach grants.

Last year, we were able to distribute

over $14,000 in grants.

Some of the grants that we

fulfilled last year went to local

food pantries in Ashland, Hopkinton,

Holliston, Medway and

Millis. Once a month, we provided

meals to women’s shelters

in Ashland and Hopkinton. We

funded a week of B-Safe Camp

for Boston inner city youth. We

provided funds for hurricane relief

efforts in Puerto Rico and

gave funds to Fistula Hospital in


Admission is $10 per person

and includes wine, beer, soft

drinks, appetizers and sweets.

Grab a friend and join us for

our Spring Auction! You will be

helping others and supporting

our local businesses.

For more information,

please contact Cathy Harper at

Saturday, April 6th, 9-11:30 am

11 Central Street, Norwood Household

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their information is secure. You may bring up to two boxes* of paper contents, including

old bank statements, canceled or unused checks, and other confidential documents.

Please note: cardboard boxes and plastic bags cannot be shredded and will not be accepted.


Waste Day

The Medway Department

of Public Works will be holding

a Household Hazardous

Waste Day at 46 Broad Street

on Saturday May 18, 2019

from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

(Rain or Shine).

Clean Harbors has been

contracted by the town to

provide these hazardous

waste services. A Chemist

and several qualified Technicians

will be on site during the

hours of the event and they

will remove all acceptable

items from your vehicle. This

event is available to all Medway

residents to bring household

hazardous waste for

proper disposal for free. NO


will be allowed. Residents

are limited to 25 pounds or

25 gallons. For a list of acceptable

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Services at 508-533-3275.

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Living Healthy

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

By Roger M. Kaldawy, M.D.

Milford Franklin Eye Center

What is a cataract and

what is cataract surgery?

A cataract is a common condition

in which the normally clear

lens of the eye becomes progressively

cloudy. When light passes

through a clear lens, the light

can focus to a point, creating a

clear view. When light passes

through a cataract, the light gets

distorted, creating a blurred view.

Compared to vision with a clear

lens, your vision with a cataract

may look fuzzy, and colors might

be muted. These visual disturbances

from cataracts are progressive,

and when they become

bothersome or limit your daily

activities, it’s time to consider

treatment. Treatment for cataracts

involves surgery to remove

the cataract and replace it with

an intraocular lens implant. It is

the most common surgical procedure

in the US and around the

world and is considered to be

an extremely successful and safe


What is laser-assisted

cataract surgery?

Many of the steps of cataract

surgery are traditionally performed

using handheld tools.

Now, they can be completed with

the precision of a laser. Using

the Catalys Precision Laser System,

your surgeon can offer you

unprecedented accuracy and

customization in your cataract

surgery procedure. Your surgeon

can use the laser to create

a circular opening for accessing




and removing the cataract. Clinical

studies have shown that this

opening is more accurate when

performed with the laser than

what is achievable by hand. The

laser then softens and breaks up

the hard cataract into tiny pieces,

allowing for gentler, easier cataract

removal. Depending on

your pre-operative vision and desired

visual result, your surgeon

may recommend a tailored treatment

plan that could include creating

ultra-precise laser incisions

in the cornea and a specific lens

implant type (e.g. The ActiveFocus

or Symfony multifocal lens

for near and far vision). This tailored

treatment may reduce your

need for glasses or contact lenses

after surgery.

What are the benefits of

laser-assisted cataract


• A highly customized treatment

using advanced 3D imaging

• A treatment with little or no


• A more precise treatment with

ability to better treat astigmatism

• A gentler and easier cataract


• Generally, a more rapid visual

recovery due to reduced inflammation

• The opportunity to receive tailored

treatment with advanced

technology multi-focal lenses,

which may reduce the need

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Am I a suitable candidate

for laser-assisted cataract


In our experience, most cataract

patients are suitable patients

for laser-assisted cataract surgery.

Your doctor and his/her support

staff will discuss your candidacy

in more detail during your cataract

evaluation exam.

How long has the

procedure been


Thousands of procedures

have been successfully performed

using the Catalys Precision Laser

System, and lasers have been

used in eye procedures for decades.

Catalys laser represents

the new standard in precision

laser cataract surgery and was

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How does the laser work?

Every eye has a unique size

and shape. Prior to treatment,

the Catalys Precision Laser

System scans your eye making

a precise 3D map of relevant

structures. This process enables

your surgeon to create a highly

customized treatment plan that

is tailored for your eye. The laser

then focuses light to create precise

incisions exactly where intended.

The laser makes the incisions in a

matter of seconds. You should experience

little, if any, discomfort.

What will I feel?

You can expect little or no discomfort

during your treatment.

During the laser portion, patients

describe seeing kaleidoscope of

lights and slight pressure only.

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How is your center

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cataract surgery centers?

Catalys laser-assisted cataract

surgery is all about better

precision, more safety and

excellent outcomes. Across the

country, only a small number of

specialized lasers are available

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Millis Senior Center April Highlights

Cogniciti ~ Free Brain Health

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Tasty Tuesday ~ We will be

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Tuesday in April. Please call the

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Monday before the luncheon

with payment of $3.

Podiatrist, Dr. Cooper will

be here on Wednesday, April

3rd from 9-11. Appointments

are on a first come first served

basis. If you would like a home

visit please call the Center and

adult takes our Brain Health

Assessment on a laptop that we

provide, which only takes about

15 - 30 minutes. The extra time

allows us to provide the best tips

on brain health


and to answer

any questions about Client: memory

concerns they might have.

Please join us on Wednesday,

April 10th at 11 a.m. or 12 p.m.

for your assessment. Please specify

which time you would prefer.

Inforamtional session on the

YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention

Program, April 16 at 10:30 a.m.

please call for reservations.

Meet & Greet with Norfolk

County’s new Sheriff, Jerome

P. McDermott Norfolk Sheriff ’s

on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at

10:30 a.m. Sheriff McDermott

looks forward to meeting the

residents of Millis and discuss-




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• Preventive and

restorative treatment

• Conscious Sedation/Laughing

Gas for children and adults

• Orthodontics – Braces and


• Laser Dentistry (gum therapy,

tongue ties, & Frenctomies)

• Cosmetic Dentistry

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• Emergency Appointments

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• Wisdom Teeth

• Root Canals

• Implants

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April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 13

Living Healthy

Medway High School

Develops Program to

Support Freshmen Academic,

Social Emotional Needs

April Highlights at the

Medway Senior Center


WEDNESDAY’S 7:30 a.m. -


3RD. Updated menu to include:

pepper, mushroom & onion omelet,

sausages, eggs and waffles.

$3 per meal, all welcome!!

Superintendent Armand Pires

is pleased to announce that Medway

High School will launch a

new program to support freshmen

as they transition from middle

school this fall.

The program, called the

Freshmen Academy, will group

educators into two teams, serving

approximately 80 ninth grade

students each. The teams will include

English, science, math and

social studies teachers, as well as

a counselor and a special education

teacher who will work together

to monitor the academic,

social, emotional and behavioral

progress of each student.

“The transition from middle

school to high school is significant

in both the academic and

social emotional aspects of the

lives of ninth grade students,”

said Medway High School Principal

John Murray. “Many students

find the transition to the

high school challenging, and

this program will allow our staff

to focus on the unique needs of

each student, and work together

to provide support.”

The teacher teams will meet

during the week to discuss any

support students may need, and

will keep a regular dialogue going

throughout the school year about

the development of each student.

This time will also incorporate

ongoing professional development,

and will allow teachers to


Join us at the Oakland Café

for Lunch on Tuesdays and

Thursday starting at 11:30 a.m.

Hot specials meal (listed in newsletter)

is $4. Sign up or just

share strategies to meet student

academic needs, share insight

into student strengths and weaknesses,

allow for common planning

time and coordination of

team events, and provide the opportunity

for teachers to create

interdisciplinary lessons, units

of study, and/or experiences like

field trips.

The Freshmen Academy support

system will create a staff

team that works to support freshmen

students, without interrupting

their assimilation to the

high school. Freshmen students

will continue to move and mingle

throughout the school building

along with upperclassmen, while

receiving targeted supports.

CALL (508) 533-3210 2-3

days in advance. Sandwiches,

soups, & salads are also available.

Pick up & return in our Van

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2019 Woodside Color Fun Run May 4th

The 2019 Woodside Color

Fun Run will take place on Saturday,

May 4, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

and will be held at Oak Grove

Farm in Millis, Mass. For the

past two years, the color run has

drawn almost 200 participants,

and this year organizers hope to

have 300 to 400 kids, teens, and

adults join in the fun. Attendees

will enjoy music, snacks, a splendid

park environment, and, of

course, the color run. There are

different courses that runners

can choose from ranging from

3/4 of a mile to 3 miles where

they will pass through multiple

color stations and be doused

with brightly colored powder.

More details about the courses,

schedule, activities, registration,




as well as sponsorship opportunities

are available at

Organizers would like to

thank Clean Portable Restrooms,

T.C. Scoops, Sarah Conklin,

PSY.D., and several donors who

asked to remain anonymous, for

their support of the 2019 Woodside

Color Fun Run. This event

would not be possible without the

generosity of those businesses, individuals,

and families.

The Woodside Color Fun

Run is a fundraiser to benefit the

Woodside Montessori Academy

Parent Guild (a registered 501(c)

(3) nonprofit organization). Proceeds

from the event will be used

to support cultural development

and experiential enrichment for

the children at Woodside Montessori


Woodside Montessori Academy

is a regional Pre-K through

8th grade Montessori school

in Millis, Mass. Its community

consists of students from the

surrounding Metro West area

including Franklin, Medway,

Millis, Medfield, Norfolk, Bellingham,

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TUES. 9:30 & 10 AM,

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Take a Bite of the Big Apple with

Millis Public Library!

Saturday, May 11: The Friends

of the Millis Public Library invite

you to spend the day in New York

City as the final part of the 2019

Millis Reads Program on Immigration.

Tickets cost $40 and include

a luxury bus tour courtesy

of Fox Tours and admittance to

the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island,

and the 9/11 Memorial. Bus departs

at 6:30 a.m. and returns at

10:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased

in person at the Millis

Public Library by check or cash.

Please call the Library (located

at 961 Main St.) at (508)

376-8282 for more information.






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April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 15

Millis Garden Club

Ken Nichols


Millis High Dance Troupe,

Terpischore, to Perform

Spring Recital May 3rd

Millis High School’s dance

group, Terpischore, will perform

its spring recital on Friday May

3 at 6:30 p.m., at Millis High

School, 245 Plain St., Millis.

Our graduating seniors will be

Dean College Children’s Center

Currently Enrolling

Personalized Tours Available

Personalized tours are now

available for the Children’s Center

at Dean College. Parents of

children ages 2.9 through 6 years

old are encouraged to bring their

child to explore the school and

learn about our program.

Applications are being accepted

for 5-day morning, 2-day

morning, 3-day morning preschool

program or 5-day afternoon

Pre-K program. We also

The Millis Garden Club

is pleased to announce that

eligibility requirements of its

2019 Ken Nichols scholarship

will once again include

not only high school seniors,

but also students who are

currently attending accredited

colleges and universities.

The $1,000 scholarship is

available to Millis residents

in good academic standing

majoring in horticulture, floriculture,

landscape design

or architecture, conservation,

forestry, agronomy, city planning,

environmental studies,

land management, botany,

biology, and renewable energy

and allied subjects.

Millis High School students

may download scholarship

forms and requirements

by visiting the Millis Public

Schools Scholarship site or the

Millis Garden Club website

Millis residents who attend

other high schools or college

may pick up applications at

the MHS Guidance Office

on or after this date. Completed

applications are due

by April 29.

Questions may be emailed

to Scholarship Committee

Chair Paula Fraser at

offer a full-day option (8:30 a.m.

– 3:15 p.m.) for 4-6-year-olds who

will be transitioning to a kindergarten

program the following


Innovative and progressive,

the school is NAEYC accredited

and well known in the community

for an inspiring preschool experience.

Dean Children’s Center is a

lab school for ECE majors, with

teachers-in-training alongside


credentialed teachers. The center

has a very professional and caring

environment for children to learn

through exploration. The school

uses a developmental approach to

education which reflects current

research in child development

and peer conflict resolution.

Dean College Children’s Center

is located at 144 School Street

in Franklin, Mass. For more information,


or call (508) 541-1598

to schedule a tour.

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Friends of

the Millis

Library Offer


The Friends of the

Millis Public Library are

proud to once again offer

our annual scholarship to

a deserving high school

senior. All graduating seniors

residing in Millis

who will be attending a

four-year college or university

are eligible for this

scholarship. Emphasis will

be placed on library volunteerism

and efforts to

promote literacy/reading.

The Friends of the Millis

Public Library, founded

in 1983, is a non-profit

organization dedicated to

supporting and enhancing

library services. The

Friends have supported

the library by providing

museum passes, technical

support, adult and children’s

programs, etc.

To apply for the scholarship,

visit the Millis

High School website: From the

home page, click on the

“Scholarships” link from

the “Quick Links” section

on the right side of

the page. Students from

other schools should contact

their Guidance Office

for more information and

to obtain an application.

Deadline for applications

is Monday, April 29, 2019.

Annie Comes to Millis!

Leapin’ Lizards!! The musical

Annie will be performed at Millis

High School Auditorium (245

Plain Street, Millis) on April 5 th

and 6 th at 7:30 p.m., and is presented

by The Theatre Group of

Millis in cooperation with Millis

High and Middle Schools.

Annie is a classic musical and

family favorite. It is one of the

most successful musicals in years,

and this heartwarming tale of

Annie’s adventures, her escape

High School and Middle school present...

March 29, 30 and April 5, 6 2019 @ 7:30 p.m.

Millis High School Auditorium

245 Plain Street

Millis, MA 02054

Tickets: $15 Adult, $10 Seniors and Students

For further information and ticket purchase, go to

Annie is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Millis Cultural Council, a local

agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council.

Sponsored in part by Middlesex Savings Bank

from the orphanage and

the wicked Miss Hannigan,

brings her to a new life with

Daddy Warbucks. Annie’s

belief that optimism will always

come brings hope for

the future to everyone.

Annie offers such popular

musical numbers as It’s

the Hard Knock life, Tomorrow,

N.Y.C. and Easy

Street, and played on Broadway

and the West End for over 4,000


Tickets are $15 for adults, $10

for seniors and students. For more

information, and to purchase online

tickets, please go to

Annie is presented with permission

of Music Theatre International,

New York, New York.



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Calendar of Events

April 3

Bertucci’s Fundraiser to

benefit Dana Farber by Millis

Senior Madeline Pudelka,

mention fundraiser and 25%

of your meal’s cost, from 11:30

a.m.- 9 p.m., will be donated at

Bertucci’s in Holliston

April 4

Birds of Prey, 7-8 p.m., Cole

Room, Medway Public Library,

26 High St., Medway, meet

three native birds of prey, presented

by naturalist from Mass

Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside

Museum & Norman Smith Environmental

Education Center.

Suitable for adults, teens, older

elementary aged children.

April 5

The Theatre Group of Millis

presents Annie, 7:30 p.m.,

Millis High School, 245 Plain

St., Millis. $15 adults; $10 students

and seniors.

April 6

The Theatre Group of Millis

presents Annie, 7:30 p.m.,

Millis High School, 245 Plain

St., Millis. $15 adults; $10 students

and seniors.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic,

1-3 p.m., Millis DPW Garage,

Water Street, Millis, $10 per animal,

animals must have proper

leash/collar or container, 3-year

with proof of prior vaccination,

1-year with no proof, open to

ALL, not just Millis residents

Rep. Jeff Roy office hours,

8:30-9:30 a.m., Galante’s Restaurant,

320 Village St., Medway,

all constituents invited to

call him at his State House office

at (617) 722-2030, to stop

by Room 43 in the State House,

or to email him at Jeffrey.Roy@

April 7

5K to support Mass General

Hospital’s Frontotemporal

Dementia (FTD) unit, 11


April 9

Meet & Greet the Candidates

for Millis Town Election,

7 p.m., Millis Public

Library, 961 Main St., Millis.

April 10

Millis and Norfolk Garden

Clubs present “Six Simple

Steps to Successful Rose Gardening,”

by Mike and Angie

Chute, 7 p.m., Norfolk Library,

135 Main St., Norfolk. They

will be available to sign copies

of their book Roses for New

England: A Guide to Sustainable

Rose Gardening and Rose

Gardening Season by Season.

Easy Walks, 6:30 p.m., presented

by author Marjorie

Turner Hollman (,

Millis Public Library, 961 Main

St., Millis

April 11

Celebrating Ireland in Story

and Song, with Phil Edmonds,

Kevin Fallon and Mary King,

7-8 p.m., the Cole Room, Medway

Public Library, 26 High St.,


Crowe’s Pasture (acoustic

folk duo), 6:30-8 p.m., Millis

Public Library, 961 Main St.,


April 12

St. Michael’s Spring Charity

Auction, 7-10 p.m., Holliston

Upper Town Hall, 703 Washington

St., Holliston, Raffle

baskets, Silent and Live auction

items, and net proceeds

to grants benefitting Holliston

and surrounding communities,

including Millis and Medway.

Admission $10 pp, for more

info. contact cathy@hahpah.


Sen. Spilka Staff Office

Hours, 10-11 a.m., 37 Pond

St., Ashland, Any constituent

who would like to speak with

Senate President Spilka’s staff

is encouraged to stop by. Appointments

are encouraged

by emailing Puja.Mehta@ with their name,

address, phone number and

topic of conversation no later

than Friday, April 5

April 17

Pastel Painting Workshop by

Gregory Maichack, 6-8 p.m.,

(registration required) Cole

Room, Medway Public Library,

26 High St., Medway

Award winning documentary

Bag It!, 6:30 p.m. hospitality,

7 p.m. screening, Millis

Public Library, film highlights

plastic problem in environment,

presented by Millis Garden


April 27

Millis Public Library Book

Sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 961 Main

St., Millis, sponsored by the

Friends of the Millis Public Library,

for info., visit

or call (508)


7th Annual Medway

Clean Sweep, 8 a.m. – 11

a.m., cleanup effort in various

neighborhoods, volunteer at


org or call (508) 533-3264.

World Tai Chi and Qigong

Day, 10 a.m., Oakland Park, led

by Jeanne M. Donnelly, Head

Instructor at Makoto-Do and

4th Dan Black Belt International

Instructor, free, but register


Scrap Metal/Electronics

Drive, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 900

Main Street, Millis, will accept

almost all types of scrap metal

(copper, aluminum, brass, lead,

iron and steel), all treadmills,

stoves, dishwashers (at discretion),

lawnmowers, old grills,

etc. Pick up in Millis $10 donation;

pickup in Medfield,

Sherborn or Franklin, $20 donation.

No pressurized cans,

microwaves, photovoltaic cells

or anything with Freon. $40

charge for TVs, $15 charge for

computers, fax machines, printers

(family cap of $45).

April 29

Charles River Meadowlands

community forum, 6:30 p.m.,

Thayer Homestead, 2B Oak

St., Medway, in cooperation

with the Medway Open Space

Committee and the Medway

Economic Development Dept.

Come learn updates about the

Charles River Meadowlands

May 3

Millis High School Dance

Club Terpsichore’s Spring

Recital, 6:30 p.m., seniors to

perform variation from Saint

Saens’ “Carnivale of the Animals,”

full troupe of 25 to perform

to works by Pachelbell,

Enya, Prokofiev, The Andrew

Oldham Orchestra and Hans

Zimmer. $5 adults; $4 students

and seniors

May 4

Millis Beautification Day, 9

a.m. – 12 p.m., registration at

8:30 a.m. at Veterans Memorial

Building, sponsored by Millis

Lions Club and Millis Garden

Club, bring gloves, rakes, dirt

shovels, and reusable water bottles.

(water available) Questions

to Bill Lawson (781) 718-3342


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Call Lori Koller (508) 934-9608

Holy Week and Easter Services at the Church of Christ, UCC, Millis

The Church of Christ, Congregational

at 142 Exchange

St., (Rt. 115) Millis, will offer a

variety of services for Holy Week

and Easter, and everyone is welcome

to attend. The Palm/Passion

Sunday service is on April

14 at 10 a.m., when we recall the

celebration in Jerusalem as Jesus

enters the city, heralded with Hosannas

and the waving of palms,

and then we retell the passion

story. Our Maundy Thursday

service takes place April 18 on

at 7 p.m. in a darkened sanctuary.

On April 19 at 7 p.m., the

Good Friday Service will offer

an opportunity for reflection on

the life and death of Jesus Christ.

The Silent Vigil begins after the

Good Friday service and will

continue until 6 a.m. on Easter

Sunday morning. The Church of

Christ will offer two services on

Sunday, April 21 to celebrate the

miracle of the Resurrection. The

Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m.,

organized by the church youth,

will be held on the back lawn of

the church. Following the service

there will be a hot breakfast in

Fellowship Hall hosted by the

Men’s Fellowship. And a joyfilled

Easter Festival Worship service

will be held in the sanctuary

at 10 a.m.

The Church of Christ, Congregational

hosts a variety of

services, youth groups, activities,

and community events. Everyone

is welcome here; you do not

need to be a member to participate.

Rev. Jennifer Munroe- Nathans

is the senior pastor, and

Jessica Boose is the Youth Minister.

For more information, visit or call (508)


Page 18 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages April 2019

Medway Foundation

for Education –

Kentucky Derby Gala

Shake off the winter cold

and come join us at the Thayer

House for a fun and elegant

event on Saturday, May 4th.

We’ll have a Derby themed

menu and opportunities to take

a chance on a horse and other

games; silent auction items and

Our Ad & Editorial Deadline is the 15th of

each month, for the following month’s issue.

go above

and beyond.

prizes (best bow-tie and Derby

hat)! Naturally we’ll be showing

the race, and we will also have

a DJ/emcee on hand to keep

things lively!

To purchase tickets, visit


Check out our selection of above ground pools

and get ready for a Summer of family fun!

Coming Up at the

Medway Public Library

Birds of Prey

Medway Public Library -

Cole Room, Thursday,

April 4th, 7-8 p.m.

Interested in learning more

about birds of prey? Come

to Birds of Prey, presented by a

naturalist from Mass Audubon’s

Blue Hills Trailside Museum &

Norman Smith Environmental

Education Center. Meet three

native birds of prey, discover

their unique features, find out

about their conservation challenges,

and have a chance to see

and touch interesting artifacts.

Question and answer session

will follow. Suitable for adults,

teens and older elementary

aged children. Registration preferred,

but walk-ins welcome.

Celebrating Ireland in

Story and Song with Phil

Edmonds, Kevin Fallon

and Mary King

Medway Public Library -

Cole Room, Thursday,

April 11 th , 7-8 p.m.

Come join us for an afternoon

(or evening) celebrating

the music, hilarity and dance of

Ireland. Phil Edmonds (originally

from County Clare), is an

(alleged) leprechaun who plays

the tin whistle and button accordion

with great warmth and

spirit. Kevin Fallon (by way of

county Roscommon and Mayo)

is a soulful guitarist, fiddler and

singer. Mary King (Up Donegal

& Cavan) joins in with the fiddle,

Celtic Harp and voice. Get

your green on, warm up your

voices and sit back and enjoy

the 20th anniversary of the program.

Registration preferred, but

walk-ins welcome

Pastel Painting

Workshop by Gregory


Medway Public Library -

Cole Room, Wednesday,

April 17 th , 6-8 p.m.

Join Gregory Maichack as

he instructs us in the fine art of

pastel painting during this workshop

for everyone from sheer

beginners to advanced painters.

Participants learn all the essentials

of pastel painting and take

home their artwork. Age 18 and

over. Registration is required.

The Medway Public Library

is located at 26 High Street, in

Medway. Find them at www.

Medway Community Education Spring

and Summer Programs

Time to register for spring

and summer programs with

Medway Community Education.

Our new offerings include

a cooking series on Easy & Elegant

Entertaining, a Strength &

Stretch class and a Car Smarts

maintenance class for teens and

adults. For preschool, youth and

teens, we have our summer programs

available which include

many week-long programs in

drama, art, fitness and STEM.

Please visit www.medwayce.

org for more information about

our variety of programs and to



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April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 19

Millis Students

Receive Honorable

Mention in YouTube

Burn Awareness

Video Contest

A Millis team was among

the Massachusetts high school

students and their media teachers

honored for their creative

YouTube videos as part of

the 11th annual statewide You-

Tube TM Burn Awareness Video

Contest. State Fire Marshal Peter

J. Ostroskey was joined by contest

co-sponsors Ron Meehan from

the Mass. Property Insurance Underwriting

Association (MPIUA)

and Capt. Rick Tustin, president

of the Mass. Association of Safety

and Fire Educators (MaSAFE),

Saugus Fire Chief Michael C.

Newbury of the Fire Chiefs’ Association

of Massachusetts and

Peabody Lt. Christopher Dowling,

president of the Fire Prevention

Association of Massachusetts.

The ceremony was held today at

the Shriners Hospital for Children

® — Boston.

The winning videos can be

seen on the Department of Fire

Services’ YouTube TM channel at

Millis received an honorable

mention for its entry, “Safety

Huddle,” from students Adriana

Arguijo, Tyler Gelasco, Peter

Sanchioni, Zach Whooten, and

Cody Rossi, who tell the story

teamwork in fire prevention

through the lens of how a football

team operates. This is a fun

riff on Herb Brooks’ motivational

speech to the 1980 Olympic

hockey team. And their final

message – Fire Safety is a Team

Effort was something the judges

appreciated. The filming enhanced

the story, lending to the

seriousness of what was trying to

be accomplished. Teamwork and

fire prevention are what is important

in fire safety. Their teacher is

Ms. Danielle Mannion.

Thank you,

St. Jude,

for prayers


C.G. Millis, MA





20th Annual Earth Day Charles

River Cleanup April 27th

Medway & Millis Locations Available;

Volunteers Asked to Register

By J.D. O’Gara

It will take place at various

locations in Franklin, but the

20th Annual Earth Day Charles

River Cleanup will span locations

in 35 different Massachusetts

towns on Saturday, April

27, 2019. Volunteers will band

together to remove litter and

beautify the Charles River in

one of the largest one-day rivercleanups

in the country. Volunteers

will come from corporate,

community and youth groups

to help protect the Commonwealth’s

important natural resource.

If you would like to volunteer,

you must register at crwa.


“We already have groups for

some of these areas and are assigning

them now,” explains

Charles River Watershed Association’s

Nishaila Porter, who

explains that the CRWA will be

need to pick up collected trash

from the pre-designated areas,

so volunteers should make sure

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Medway Locations

Charles River/Walker St.

Charles River

CRPCD Pumping Station

Choate Park

Following the cleanup which

will take place from 9 a.m. to 12

p.m. along the river, volunteers

are invited to picnic lunches

from 12-1 p.m. at three locations

throughout the region. In

Boston, at DCR’s Fiedler Field,

next to the Hatch Memorial

Shell, a speaking program will

take place at 12:30 p.m.

Charles River Watershed

Association works with a team

of diverse local organizations

to plan this event including:

Charles River Conservancy, the

Department Conservation and

Recreation, the Emerald Necklace

Conservancy, The Esplanade

Association, State Senator

Will Brownsberger’s office and

The Waltham Land Trust.

Sponsors of the Annual

Earth Day Charles River

Cleanup include Newton Yatch

Club, White Corporation and

Roche Bros. Supermarkets.

Charles River Watershed Association’s

mission is to use science,

advocacy and the law to

protect, preserve and enhance

the Charles River and its watershed.

One of our country’s

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Charles River. Since its earliest

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urban river in the United

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Dean College Presents Catch Me

If You Can, April 3-7, 2019

The School of the Arts at

Dean College will perform

Catch Me If You Can, beginning

Wednesday, April 3rd through

Sunday, April 7, 2019.

Based on the hit film and the

incredible true story, Catch Me

If You Can is the tale of Frank

Abignale, Jr, an irreverent and

precocious teenager who runs

away from home. Relying on

his charm, imagination and millions

in forged checks, he poses

as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer,

while enjoying the fast lane and

winning the girl of his dreams.

J. Edgar Hoover’s F.B.I. soon

becomes involved and it is agent

Carl Hanratty’s driving mission

to track young Frank down and

to make him pay for his crimes.

Catch Me If You Can is a big and

bright spectacle with high-energy

dance numbers and a riveting


The Dean College production

of Catch Me If You Can

will take place in the Main Stage

in the Campus Center at Dean

College, 109 West Central Street,

Franklin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday

– Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday

and Sunday. General admission

is $22, Seniors $12 and Children


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Sharon Timlin

Memorial 5K for ALS

Research June 15th

The Sharon Timlin Memorial

Event is a fun filled

day for the whole family. It is

a USATF certified 5K Road

Race/Walk, Kids Color Run

and a Family Fun Day! Please

join this annual tradition on

Saturday, June 15, 2019, at

the Hopkinton High School.

The 5K Road Race/Walk

will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed

by a Family Fun Day

including live music, food,

games, raffles, and a silent

auction. The 2018 World Series

Trophy will be on display

for photo opportunities from

8:30 a.m. -11 a.m. on the

Family Fun Day Field. Special

visitors such as Wally the

Green Monster and his little

sister Tessie will greet everyone

along with some Boston

Red Sox Alumni.

The Sharon Timlin Memorial

Event will be celebrating

16 years of raising

awareness to finding a cure

for ALS and raising over

$2 million to support ALS

Research. This event raises

money for the Angel Fund,

a non-profit organization

benefiting the Cecil B. Day

Laboratory of Neurological

Research at UMass Medical

School. All events will be held

rain or shine. Please register

now for the 5K Road Race/

Walk as this event is limited to

1,800 participants. The 5K

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Medway Public Library April Youth Events


Every Tuesday and Wednesday,

11 a.m. Newborns – 3

year-olds. Children must be accompanied

by parent/caregiver.


Every Thursday and Friday,

11 a.m. Ages 10 months-5

years.* All children must be accompanied

by a caregiver. * Ages

are flexible! NO STORYTIME

APRIL 4, 11 or 12.

PAWS to Read

Wednesday, April 3rd,

6 to 7:15 p.m.

Interested in reading to a cuddly

friend? Sign up by calling

(508) 533-3217 or come in and

talk to our staff at the Circulation

desk to register.

Each child will get a 15-minute

one-on-one reading session

with our wonderful visiting therapy

dogs. Children must be able

to read independently. Grades


Teen Author

Book Signing

Saturday, March 30th,

11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Local author Tatum Samson,

will be signing her debut

young adult science fiction novel,

Springtime Storytime!

Friday, April 5th, 11 a.m.

Get ready for Barn Babies!!

Miss Yvette from Walpole CFCE

will be joining us for a special storytime

about baby chicks! Learn

how chicks hatch and grow with

books, songs, and a craft. Ages

1-5 years. Drop in.

This program is funded in part

through the Walpole CFCE Program,

through the Massachusetts

Department of Early Education

and Care’s Coordinated Family

and Community Engagement

Grant and the Medway Public


Barn Babies

Tuesday, April 16th,

9 and 9:30 a.m.

Barn Babies traveling

baby animal petting

zoo provides the perfect all

hands-on activity for your little

learner. Barn Babies will bring

a variety of animals including a

diapered goat, a little potbellied

pig, lots of baby bunnies, chicks

or ducks, puppies and kittens.

Explore your 5 Senses and meet

some cuddly friends! Best for




This program is funded in part

through the Walpole CFCE Program,

through the Massachusetts

Department of Early Education

and Care’s Coordinated Family

and Community Engagement

Grant and the Medway Public


Cursive Club, Every

Tuesday, 4:00 PM

Ages 7 through Adult. Drop



Lunch at the Library!

Wednesday, April 17th,

11:45 a.m.

Children and caregivers,

come to the library for lunch!

Free and open to all. Cole Room.

Drop in, no registration. There

will be an activity after lunch for

the children!

Barnyard: Messy and

Clean Sensory Activity

Tuesday, Wednesday, and

Thursday, April 16th, 17th,

and 18th, 12:30-2 p.m.

Explore the barnyard right

here inside the library! Choose

an animal and bring it from station

to station to see how the animals

work and play on the farm.

Learn how the animals feel as

they walk through grass, muck in

the mud, and then splash clean

with some soapy suds. Ages 2 and

up. Register or Drop in.

This program is funded in part

through the Walpole CFCE Program,

through the Massachusetts

Department of Early Education

and Care’s Coordinated Family

and Community Engagement

Grant and the Medway Public


Celebrate Art Week!

Join us in the Story Room for

a special book about music followed

by a craft that will help

you bring the music home. Ages

5 and up. Register or Drop In.

• Monday, April 29, 4 p.m.

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

• Wednesday, May 1, 4 p.m.

Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty

• Saturday, May 4, 11 a.m.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Co-sponsored by the Medway

Cultural Council.

For more information and to

register for events and programs


Contact Children’s Librarian,

Lucy Anderson, with any questions

at or

(508) 533-3217.

Buy local. It’s good

for you & Medway!

Local businesses invest locally, create jobs & keep Medway vibrant.

Show your support by patronizing these MBC members. Plus, our

#ShopMedway initiative gives you even more reasons to buy locally!

Visit and our Facebook page for discount opportunities.

ASK Real Estate Associates

Benchmark Advisory Group

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Page Realty

Bisinet Technologies

Charles River Bank

Classic Properties Realtors

CMIT Solutions of MA Metrowest

Damon Financial, LLC

Dennehy Public Relations

Direct Tire & Auto Service

Enchanted Memories Travel — Ellen Hillary

Exelon Generation

Hogan Tire & Auto Services

Jennifer Powell Art

Kenney & Kenney Attorneys at Law

Liscombe & Parrella, PC

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Medway Block Co.

Medway Oil & Propane

Medway Veterans Building Assoc.

Middlesex Savings Bank

Muffin House Café

Murphy Insurance Agency

Neighborhood Wrench

Paramount Industries

Proposals, Etc.

R. P. Marzilli & Co.

Reardon HVAC

Reardon Properties

Rodenhiser Plumbing & Heating

Russo Insurance Agency

Shear Magic and Co.


Smiles and More

Spencer Technologies

T. C. Scoops

The Balanced Path Wellness Center

Tim Rice Photo

Town of Medway

Trolley Computers

Tumble Beans Indoor Playground

Vigiboss Inc.

If you own a business and want to join #ShopMedway, contact us today!

Page 22 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages April 2019

Pinewood Derby for Adults

This is a fundraising event for

adults who would like to build

their own pinewood cars to race

against other adults who have

built their own pinewood cars.

All profits will go to Millis Cub

Scout Pack 115.

This event will be held at 900

Main Street in Millis MA 02054

on Saturday May 11th, 2019,

from 1 pm until we are done.

There is a $25 Entry Fee plus

the cost of your materials. If

you are local, you can purchase

a basic car kit from Cub Scout

Pack 115 for $5.

Even though this is an adult

event, this is a Cub Scout fundraiser

and appropriate conduct

will be expected as at any BSA/

Cub Scout event.

Trophies will go to the 1st,

2nd and 3rd places for each category

as well as a most creative car

award for each category. Creative

car award will be voted on

by all attendees by secret ballot.

FAIR WARNING: Since this is a

Representative Roy

Announces Upcoming

Office Hours

State Representative Jeffrey

Roy (D-Franklin) announced

today that constituent office

hours will be held in Medway

on Saturday April 6th 24th,

8:30-9:30 a.m. at Galante’s

Restaurant, 320 Village St.

Medway, Mass.

James Gay, his staff director,

will be accompanying him.

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 from you.

He also invites all constituents

to call him at his State

House office at (617) 722-

2030, to stop by Room 43 in

the State House, or to email

him at

fundraiser, trophies may just be

Hot Wheel/Matchbox cars attached

to a wooden base. It depends

on the number of entries.

(Update: Honestly, I already

bought the cars and have started

building them.) It’s all about the

bragging rights…

Two Categories:

Classic Cub Scout Rules with

5 oz weight restriction.

Modified rules: A - Minimum

of three wheels. B - Maximum

weight of 9 oz. C. Kinetic/

Electric engines or okay but absolutely



Other Rules:

You can be from anywhere in

the U.S or Canada to participate.

We will race your car by proxy if

you choose to enter your car! We

will be attempting to stream the

race online but no promises yet.

Just mail your car, entry fee and

an extra $5 for return shipping.

Gold Leaf Scouts (GSA) &

Eagle Scouts (BSA) under the age

of 18 may participate.

All forms of payment should

be made out to: Millis Cub

Scout Pack 115.

To enter please send your

check or money order to: Paul

Sims, 900 Main Street, Millis

MA 02054

Please Help

McGovern School

Students Win an

Author Visit!

Medway! We need your

vote! The students at McGovern

have been studying American

writer and illustrator, Jan

Brett this year. They are hoping

to win a visit from the children’s


The school or library that

has the most parents, teachers,

friends, or supporters who

enter the contest will win a free

school or library visit from Jan

in the 2019-2020 school year.

Voting is live until April 8th.

• 2nd to 10th prizes of 10 Jan

Brett books

• 11th to 100th prize of a

signed Jan Brett Poster

Please enter your name and

the information of the school

or library you would like to

win a free Jan Brett visit. One

email address entry per person.

Duplicate email addresses

will be removed. All emails will

be verified before the winning

entry is announced. If you are

under the age of 13, please use

your parent’s email address.

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documentary Bag It!

Shines Light on seriousness

of the Plastics Problem

Join other environmentally

concerned citizens and community

leaders at the Millis Public

Library on Wednesday, April

17, for a showing of the awardwinning

film BAG IT. Program

at 7pm; hospitality begins at

6:30pm. Free and open to the


Bag It follows “Everyman”

Jeb Berrier as he tries to make

sense of our dependence on plastic

bags. Although his quest starts

out small, Jeb soon learns that

the problem extends past landfills

to oceans, rivers and ultimately

human health.

The average American uses

about 500 plastic bags each year,

for about twelve minutes each.

This single-use mentality has

led to the formation of a floating

island of plastic debris in the

Pacific Ocean more than twice

the size of Texas. The film explores

these issues and identifies

how our daily reliance on plastic

threatens not only waterways and

marine life, but human health,

too. Two of the most common

plastic additives are endocrine

disruptors, which have been

shown to link to cancer, diabetes,

autism, attention deficit disorder,

obesity and infertility.

The film is brought to you by

the Millis Garden Club, in partnership

with the Millis Public Library,

with the goal of spreading

awareness of the serious problems

caused by the proliferation

of plastic bags.

April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 23

Tri-County Announces Class of 2019

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Tri-County Regional Vocational

Technical High School

District is pleased to announce

the Valedictorian and Salutatorian

for the Class of 2019.

Nathaniel Clarke, of North Attleboro,

has been named Valedictorian,

and Maia Lavigne,

of North Attleboro, has been

named Salutatorian.

Nathaniel, a student in Tri-

County’s Engineering Technology

program, has achieved the

highest cumulative GPA of 4.32

by mastering a rigorous academic

schedule. The Engineering Technology

student maintains several

professional certifications and

is committed to expanding his

knowledge in the field as he will

be studying Engineering while attending


Tri-County’s Salutatorian,

Maia Lavigne, maintains a 4.3

GPA having an arduous academic

schedule that includes Advanced

Placement Literature and

Composition, Statistics, World

History Honors, and Anatomy

& Physiology Honors. Maia is a

student in the Medical Careers

program and has earned certifications

including Certified

Nursing Assistant, Alzheimer’s

Association Dementia Certification

30-Hour, American Heart

Association Heartsaver First Aid

CPR/AED (adult, child and

infant), OSHA 10 Hour Certification,

Dean Vaughn Medical

Terminology, and Medical

Office Assisting. Maia plans on

majoring in General Sonography

in college. She is a member

of SkillsUSA.

Both Nathaniel and Maia are

recipients of the John & Abigail

Adams Scholarship.

As Valedictorian and Salutatorian,

Nathaniel and Maia will

lead the graduation procession

and are scheduled to address

their classmates at the Commencement

Ceremony scheduled

for Sunday, June 2, 2019.

Scrap Metal/

Electronics Drive to

Support Millis Cub

Scout Pack 115

April 27th, 2019 - 900 Main Street,

Millis - From 9am to 1pm Rain or Shine

We will accept almost all types

of scrap metal i.e. Copper, Aluminum,

Brass, Lead, Iron, &


We will accept treadmills,

stoves, dishwashers (at discretion),

lawn mowers, old grills, etc.

• Local Pick-up - We ask for a

$10 Donation.

Medway, Medfield, Sherborn,

Franklin pick up -

We ask for a $20 Donation.


We CANNOT take:

1. Pressurized cans/containers

of any kind.

2. Microwaves

3. Photovoltaic cells.

4. Anything containing


TV’s: Flat Screen up to 55” or

Tube up to 32” there is a $40


Computers: All computers, fax

machines, printers, etc., there is a

$15 charge each but a household

cap of $45. In most cases I can

remove the hard drive and return

to you on the spot but I have had

difficulty with some Apple products

in the past.

Thanks to the Millis community,

Millis DPW, Millis Board of

Selectman and the surrounding

communities for your continued




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Newly Renovated Engineering & Advanced

Manufacturing Center Opens at Tri-County

The Grand Opening of the

Newly Renovated Engineering

& Advanced Manufacturing

Center was recently celebrated

on Friday, March 1, 2019.

The newly renovated Engineering

and Advanced Manufacturing

Center at Tri-County

includes a state-of-the-art

hands-on learning environment

with advanced manufacturing

technology including machinery

for cutting, fabricating

and designing of metal parts

with extremely high precision,

down to the thousandths of an

inch. There are 3-D printers

that some students

have used to make plastic chain

mail that may also be used for

NASA purposes on the inside

of spacesuits, along with robotics

equipment. Students engage

in the design, prototyping and

manufacturing of products &

devices providing them with opportunities

to solve real world

design problems, engage with

industry standard technology,

and transform concepts into

reality. All aspects of the innovative

training environment

prepare graduates with the

skills and knowledge to enter

t h e workforce or pursue

a college education in


Partial funding

for the Engineering

Lab’s Advanced


equipment, which

mimics the workflow

of a real

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Ashland, State Rep. Jeff Roy,

D-Franklin, State Rep. Betty

Poirier, R-Bristol, State Rep.

Brian Murray, D-Milford, and

Senator Paul Feeney, D-Bristol

and Norfolk, along with many

area employers spent the afternoon

walking through the new

facility amazed of the progress

being made.

During the ceremony, the

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

State Senate presented

Tri-County’s Superintendent-

Director, Stephen Dockray,

with an Official Citation in recognition

of the school’s Grand

Opening event.

The newly renovated Engineering

and Advanced Manufacturing

Center will expose

students with access to a more

real-world advanced curriculum

with better computers and

programming resulting in being

skilled in a multitude of engineering

and manufacturing





Join us for our first meeting on Wednesday, April 10th.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, a Franklin-based support group, provides

information, resources, and support for grandparents and kinship caregivers.

Meet a group of people with common experiences or concerns who can provide support,

compassion, comfort and understanding, encouragement, and advice to each other on

issues affecting grandparents and all relatives raising grandchildren.


Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month starting on

April 10, 2019.

All are welcome. A free program. Meetings will take place 6:30pm to

7:30pm at the Bernon Family YMCA in Franklin • 45 Forge Hill Road

in Franklin, MA.

Group facilitator: Meredith Poulten; School Counselor,

Social Worker, and Board of Director at the S.A.F.E. Coalition.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Child care is available for the meeting. Please contact the Y in advance

if child care is needed 508-528-8708.

Supported by a collaboration between the S.A.F.E. Coalition,

the Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

and the Hockomock Area YMCA


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April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 25

Three Students Awarded Scholarships

from Charles River Bank

Charles River Bank President

& CEO Jack Hamilton is

pleased to award annual scholarships

from Charles River Bank

to Catherine Dunne, Lillian

Sears and Jessica Daly. All three

students are 2018 graduates of

Medway High School. Scholarship

recipients must demonstrate

that they have successfully

completed their first semester of

college and are enrolled for second

semester classes. Dunne is

studying accounting at the Isenberg

School of Management at

the University of Massachusetts

Amherst and is also pursuing a

minor in economics. Sears is in

her freshmen year at Westfield

State where she is majoring in

criminal justice. Daly attends

Arizona State University and is

majoring in biomedical sciences

with the intent to pursue a graduate

degree in physical therapy.

To be eligible for a scholarship,

students must either participate

as a student-teller in the

School Bank Program at Medway

High School where Charles

River Bank operates a fullservice

educational branch, or

be employed at any of Charles

River Bank’s three branches.

Student-tellers at the Medway

High School office earn school

credit as tellers at the school

branch. They learn about banking

operations, regulations, financial

services and marketing.

“Catherine, Lilly and Jess are

articulate, intelligent and very

deserving of these scholarships.

They stood out in our High

School Bank Program and it’s

exciting to see them succeed in

their college careers. I look forward

to seeing what their futures

hold,” said Hamilton.

Charles River Bank President & CEO Jack Hamilton presents a scholarship check to UMass Amherst freshman

Catherine Dunne for participating in the student teller program at Charles River Bank during high school

and for successfully completing her first semester of college.

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Don’t Let These 5 Misconceptions

Keep You from Making a Will

Have you put off making a

will? If so, you’re not alone. According

to a 2017 survey conducted

by, only 42%

of American adults have estate

planning documents, like wills

and living trusts, in place. And

for those with children under

age 18, the percentage is even


While preparing a will may

not be the most pleasant way to

spend an afternoon, it could be

the most productive—especially

for your heirs. Without a valid

will, your assets could be tied

up in probate court for months,

possibly years. What’s more, the

court will be forced to make decisions

that may not conform to

your wishes.

Why are so many people reluctant

to take this basic—but

important—step? In many cases,

it is the result of five common


1. I’m not wealthy enough to

need a will.

If you consider the value of

your car, furniture, and other

worldly possessions, you may

be worth more than you

think. Plus, some items may

have sentimental value to

your heirs and will need to

be distributed fairly. You can

also use a will to make legal

arrangements—such as naming

a guardian for your minor

children—that have nothing

to do with your wealth.

2. My spouse will inherit


In fact, children from a previous

marriage may be entitled

to some assets. Plus, there’s

always a chance that you and

your spouse could pass away

at the same time. If so, the

distribution of assets could

get tricky. Also, be aware that

assets with a designated beneficiary,

such as life insurance,

IRAs, or 401(k)s, may bypass

your spouse if he or she is not

named as the beneficiary. So

check periodically to make

sure your beneficiaries are up

to date.

3. All my assets are

jointly titled.

Legal titles, such as Joint

Tenants with Right of Survivorship

(JTWROS), can be

helpful when it comes to transitioning

financial accounts.

In some cases, however, they

can make things more complicated—especially

if the

joint owner has also passed

away and no further instructions

have been provided.

4. I don’t have any heirs.

If you don’t have any surviving

family members, your assets

can still be put to good

use. You can leave them to a

trusted friend, to your alma

mater, or to a favorite charity.

5. I’m not ready to set my final

wishes in stone.

Updating a will is very common

and, because circumstances

can change, almost

expected. Once the basic

framework is in place, adjustments

are relatively easy to

make and can usually be done

at a modest cost.

Please don’t let these

common misconceptions

keep you from preparing a

will. Given the vital role a

will plays in distributing your

assets, protecting your loved

ones, and making sure your

final wishes are carried out,

now is the time to seek out a

qualified attorney and make

sure you have a legally viable

will in place.

This educational third-party article

is provided as a courtesy by Michael T.

Damon, Agent, New York Life Insurance

Company. To learn more about the

information or topics discussed, please

contact Michael T. Damon at (508)

321-2101. Neither New York Life nor

its agents provide tax, legal, or accounting

advice. Please consult your own tax,

legal, or accounting professional before

making any decisions.

Nick DiUlio, “More than Half of

American Adults Don’t Have a Will,

2017 Survey Shows,”,

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PJB Shamrock Shindig 2019

Project Just Because held their

3rd annual Shamrock Shindig on

Friday, March 8 th at the HCA. A

delicious dinner of traditional St.

Patty’s Day fare was provided by

local Chef Chris McFall. There

was a terrific performance by

Irish step dancers from the Murphy

Academy of Irish Dance.

There were many great auction

items. Project Just Because would

like to thank everyone involved

for helping to make the event

such a success. We are grateful

for the caring support of our volunteers.

We appreciate all of our

guests who were able to attend

the event. Thank you to everyone

who donated all the terrific items!

A special thanks to our wonderful

sponsors. Our Shamrock

Sponsors were SVN Parsons

Commercial Group, Online

Communications, Capitol Group

Properties, E.W. Tarca Construction,

Inc., Frank’s Appliance,

Solect Energy Development, Environments

at Work, B&R Realty

Trust, and Dunkin Donuts.

The Rainbow sponsors were

Main Street Pediatrics, Noodle

City, and Southfield Properties.

The Leprechaun Sponsors

were Cabinet Gallery, Re/Max

Executive Realty, The McBride

Team, Tink’s Magical Vacations,

Mass Renewables, Tom’s Auto

Body Inc., Belcher’s Appliance,

Berkshire Hathaway Page Realty,

Perron Locksmith, Hopkinton

Sunoco, PNPS, The Learning

Center, Scott’s Septic, and Platinum

Physical Therapy. Special

thanks to Harpoon, Cumberland

Farms, Roche Bros., Price Chopper,

Wegmans, Stop and Stop,

and Sunnyside Gardens.

All of the wonderful support

helps PJB with their mission of

“Helping Families In Need From

the Heart.”

April 2019 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages Page 27


MacKenzie Smith, a Catcher to Watch

By Christopher Tremblay,

Staff Sports Writer

As far back as she can remember,

Millis’ MacKenzie Smith

has always suited up behind the

plate for her softball teams. The

reasoning – ex- Red Sox catcher

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who

played for the local nine form

2010-2013, was a member of

the 2013 World Series Championship


“After seeing him play, I

thought that the position looked

like fun,” the Millis junior said.

“Being able to be part of every

play was exciting, and I really like

the position.”

It was around the seventh

grade when she started hearing

the whispers that she was something

special behind the plate.

Although more and more people

were talking about her skills, the

young catcher refused to believe

them until this past year.

Prior to making the high school

team Smith play club ball for the

Metro West Thunder before moving

up to the Bay State Blaze for

better opportunities. Although

a talented catcher as a freshman

Millis already had a catcher and

Coach RJ Maturo decided to play

Smith at second base that season

to get some playing time.

“I had never played the position

in my life,” she said. “I was

a natural born athlete, but it still

took me a chunk of the season

before I was actually comfortable

with the position.”

The Mohawk coach was not

worried in the least.

“She got a lot of playing time

that season,” Maturo said. “It

definitely was a learning curve

for her, but she was a team

player with all the tools and very


In her first full season behind

the plate, the then sophomore

showed that she was truly an

amazing asset to the team, especially

with pitcher Abby Doyle

having some shoulder and elbow

issues. The young catcher picked

up on her problems almost immediately,

but the star pitcher

wasn’t saying anything, despite

having her battery mate continually

sacrificing her body to keep

balls in front of her.

“As the primary catcher, I noticed

something was wrong right

Young Millis softball captain Mackenzie Smith has proven a great asset

to her team.

away, but she was hesitant to fill

me in,” Smith said. “I know my

pitchers and knew something

was wrong so I continued to nag

her until she told me.”

Once Smith knew the reasoning

behind her pitcher’s problems

the two were able to work

on a plan that allowed Doyle to

throw the pitches in a way that

wouldn’t bother her.

“We just adjusted her throwing

techniques,” the Millis

catcher said. “She battled

through it for the benefit of the


Maturo, once again, knew

that he had full faith in his young

catcher and wasn’t worried.

“Last year she had a tremendous

year behind the plate, especially

with our pitcher battling a

shoulder injury,” the coach said.

“There were a lot of balls in the

dirt, and MacKenzie used her

defensive ability to keep them in

front of her.”

Maturo saw his catcher progress

through the first half of the

season really well, and eventually

teams realized that they could

not run on the Millis catcher and

stayed put due to her strong and

accurate arm.

Entering her second full season

as the team’s starting catcher,

Maturo and the Millis coaching

staff believe the junior captain is

primed for a fantastic season.

“We’re expecting big things

from her this year,” Maturo said.

“Her bat has been coming along,

and she should be a big help to

our offense this season.”

Smith doesn’t consider herself

to be a prolific hitter, but also

doesn’t believe that she is bad.

While saying her hitting is nothing

to brag about, she did have a triple

in her very first varsity game.

Last year, the sophomore batted

.366 with a couple of homeruns.

Coming into this season being

named a captain, she knows that

she has to become more of a

leader despite her reserved nature.

“As the catcher, I should be

the most vocal athlete on the

field,” Smith said. “Although I’m

a rather shy individual, I am feeling

more comfortable with my

teammates and plan on being

more vocal this season.”

In addition to herself overcoming

fear, she is hoping that

the entire team gives 110% each

and every time that they take to

the field, even on lazy day practices.

If the team does that then

she believes that they will once

again earn a spot in the Division

3 South Tournament, where she

is hoping the team exceeds last

year’s appearance. Millis was

able to defeat Bourne 13-5 in the

first round of the playoffs before

falling to West Bridgewater in

their second game 3-1.

With still a little more than a

year remaining in high school,

the Millis junior is hoping that

she will be able to continue to

play softball in college.

“It’s always been a dream of

mine to be part of a softball family

in college,” she said. “I’ve been to

clinics at Boston University, talked

to coaches at Boston College and

UMASS Lowell and taken part in

camps at Assumption.”

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interest in Marine Biology, she

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school in the south; either way

she is hoping to become part of

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Millis Girls Quintet Made 2018-19 Season

All about Achievement


Staff Sports Writer

The girls basketball team at

Millis High fell short of winning

what could have been the

Mohawks’ fourth State championship

but their 2018-19 season

was definitely one for the record


And, their season was truly


Never before in the school’s

history had a girls or boys basketball

team won a Tri Valley

League championship, and never

before had a squad compiled a

record of 23-2. Also, in Dave

Fallon’s 12 seasons as the Mohawks’

coach, they’ve won three

State crowns and six Sectional

titles. During the last six years, his

teams have won five Sectionals.

For the post-season record,

Millis won four Division 3 Sectional

games, capturing that

championship by defeating

David Prouty, Northbridge, Millbury

and Sutton. Their State

tourney appearance at American

International College in Springfield

ended with a loss to Hoosac


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“We’re proud of what we accomplished,’’

Fallon said. “It was

a season of great success. The

girls worked hard and played

to their potential. We’re still the

smallest school in the TVL, but

to win the league title and to have

the best record in school history

speaks to how dynamic the season


The Mohawks were at their

best when they utilized an uptempo

offensive style and employed

half-court or full-court

pressure on defense. And, their

strengths were obvious.

“We had athleticism, depth at

guard and a good mix of experience,’’

Fallon emphasized. “Our

players have high basketball IQs,

their court awareness is very

good and their close-knit nature

was a big asset. They bought into

their roles and their priority was

to win, not to compile statistics.’’

Winning the sixth Sectional

crown in Fallon’s 12 years generated

some big smiles, and

the coach was humbled by the

achievement. Although pleased

with the outcome, he was more

delighted for his players.

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emphasized. “They’ve carved out

their own path. They’re the ones

who did the work and put in the

time. It’s a long season, and I’m

glad they won a Sectional title.’’

Each of the four teams Millis

faced presented different challenges

but the Mohawks were

able to continually adjust. “Millbury

was our closest game,’’ Fallon

said. “They were physical

and they played a tough man-toman

defense. The key to beating

them was our execution on offense.

In the other three games,

our defense carried us, much the

way it did during the regular season

where we finished 19-1.’’

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team chemistry as the intangible

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through the Sectional. “Our

mantra all year was to look at

what was on our plate, not what

teams we’d face later,’’ he said.

“And, our kids meshed and built

superb team chemistry. They

compromised, were willing to listen,

and they paid the price for


Capturing the school’s first

TVL Small Division championship

was a major achievement.

The Mohawks went unbeaten at

10-0 in the division and clinched

the title by defeating Medway.

“It was awesome to go undefeated,’’

said Fallon. “The girls

were focused, and they also were

consistent. Our last four TVL

games, in order, were against

Westwood, Medfield, Medway

and Dedham. We defeated Westwood

but suffered our only regular-season

loss against Medfield.

Both those games were against

Large Division teams. We then

beat Medway for the championship

and finished league play

by downing Dedham. All four

of those teams qualified for the


Looking to the future, the Mohawks

should be able to maintain

their success. Three starters will

return, and the squad will have

experience and leadership. “A

culture of expectation has been

created,’’ Fallon concluded.

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Tourney Loss Aside, Medway Boys

Quintet Had a Special Season


Staff Sports Writer

Here’s some advice for fans of

the Medway High boys basketball

team — don’t let the loss to

Westboro in the Division 2 Central

Sectional Tournament lessen

your regard or your respect for

what the Mustangs achieved in

what was a remarkable season.

There’s no doubt that the

73-39 loss to Westboro was a

shock to the system, especially

after Medway led, 26-25, at halftime

and by 30-25 early in the

third quarter. What Medway

coach Eric Copeland said after

the game puts the loss in perspective.

“We got hit by a buzz-saw,’’

he said. “The better team won.’’

Westboro was a senior-laden

group, its three guards could score

and its bench was effective. And,

during the Rangers’ emphatic

48-13 run in the second half,

forward Dominic Casparriello

poured in 16 of his 21 points. “It

felt like they shot 70 percent in

that half,’’ Copeland noted.

As strange as this may sound,

the Mustangs should be proud.

Proud of the way their season

started and finished. Their

overall record of 19-5 included

a 10-game winning streak, the

championship of the Walpole

Holiday Tournament, the Tri

Valley League’s Small Division

title and two decisive triumphs

(Burncoat and Groton-Dunstable)

in the Sectional tourney.

“We accomplished some

things, because the kids bonded

well and core values were embraced,’’

Copeland said. “The

boys realized how hard they had

to work to get results and they

accepted accountability. They

fully understood what our staff

stressed — the next drill, the next

practice, the next possession, the

next game. That philosophy put

us in a position to overcome any


The Walpole tourney during

the Christmas break provided a

glimpse that good things could

be on the horizon. The Mustangs

defeated a traditionally strong Bay

State League squad in Walpole,

then won the tourney by downing

Scituate, which later advanced to

the Division 2 South Sectional


After a regular-season loss to

Dover-Sherborn, which won the

Division 3 Sectional, the Mustangs

rolled to 10 straight wins,

one of which included a road

victory over Bellingham that

clinched the TVL crown.

“Eleven of our 12 players said

at the start of the season that winning

the league title was a goal,’’

Copeland recalled. “We beat Bellingham

which had a senior group

and some good sophomores. The

league has quality teams. Five of

the six teams in our division were

in the playoffs. The kids displayed

an unselfish style and did the little

things that lead to success.’’

Then came the sectional where

Medway posted a pair of decisive

victories. Burncoat was defeated,

63-32, and the Mustangs topped

Groton-Dunstable, 52-43, before

bowing to Westboro.

“Our team did exceed expectations,’’

Copeland said. “It was

a group that cared for each other

and understood that being mediocre

was not okay. They were upset

after the Westboro game and

that’s because they had invested

their emotions and their physical

ability into a long season. It’s supposed

to hurt when it’s over. For

me, I was pleased at how coachable

they were and how willing

they were to be pushed.’’

Copeland admitted that two

early-season victories over Dedham

and Norton provided a clue

that the Mustangs had a special

group. And, that pair of threepoint

triumphs was evidence that

Medway would have no trouble

adjusting or transitioning to a new

coach. “Dedham was the defending

TVL Small champion and

Norton was the defending TVL

Large Division champ,’’ Copeland


When he took the coaching

reins, Copeland listed four

goals he was hoping would be

achieved. He wanted to build a

program that was respected for its

work ethic; he wanted to have a

strong relationship with the youth

program; a TVL Small Division

title was a third objective; and

qualifying for the playoffs was the

fourth. Every one of those goals

was achieved.

Copeland, who’s coached

as an assistant at Medway and

Franklin, has a message for

Medway fans going forward. It’s

about expectations. “We’ve got a

capable core group returning,’’

he said. “But, they’ll be a target

on our backs. We have to manage

expectations, and I hope that in

November our guys understand

the challenge ahead. Expectations

will definitely be high.’’

Medway High boys’ basketball reached great heights this year, just

falling short of the sectional title, but players now know the hard work

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Millis Spikers Aiming for Return to Tournament


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Millis boys’ volleyball has strength among its players this year, as well as a team spirit.

The Millis High boys’ volleyball

team always seems like a

sure thing when playoff berths

are being announced. For the

last 13 years, coach Jay Guinan’s

Mohawks have participated in

the tourney 10 times, but, unfortunately,

last season wasn’t one of

them after the Mohawks finished

with a 7-12 record.

“It’s like being a Patriots fan

and having high expectations

in the playoffs,’’ Guinan said.

“Tournament volleyball at Millis

is an expectation.’’

When one of Guinan’s squads

fails to earn a playoff berth, what

seems to follow are three or four

consecutive seasons that include

the Mohawks in the post-season

mix. This year, the goals are similar

to what they’ve been in the

past. Improving daily and qualifying

for the tourney are highpriority


How quickly Millis can

achieve those goals may be a bit

more difficult to forecast this season

because the Mohawks have

left the Western Alliance. They’re

now a member of the newlyformed

Tri Valley League (the

conference is 53 years old, but it

never included boys’volleyball).

The league’s members, besides

Millis, are Medfield, Bellingham,

Norton, Nipmuc, Norwood and


“Milford could be the team to

beat,’’ Guinan said. “They’ve got

a strong tradition. But, there really

isn’t any squad in the league

that’s automatically No. 1. I’d

rate us to finish in the middle of

the pack.’’

The Mohawks, nevertheless,

have a roster that’s got some

capable competitors with some

well-defined strengths.

“We’ve got some size and

quickness, our attack is progressing

and we’ve got blocking

capability,’’ said Guinan, who’s

been coaching volleyball for 30

years. “The team’s volleyball

IQ is good, and we’ve got some

experience. One area where we

need to focus on is our mental

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Guinan’s nucleus for the new

campaign is comprised of one senior

and five juniors.

Senior Kyle Quinzani is ticketed

for duty at either middle or

left hitter. “Kyle’s main strength

is his jumping ability,’’ Guinan

said. “He blocks well, his arm

speed is quick and his power

game is good. He’s in the six-foot


Junior Evan Simmons, whose

brother Chris was a quality

player during the 2015 and 2016

seasons, will be counted on as a

right-side hitter. “Evan is about

5-foot-11,’’ Guinan said. “He’s

got good court sense and he’s got

great hands. On the varsity since

his freshman year, his volleyball

IQ is high.’’

Junior Josh Bergman is a


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5-foot-11 outside hitter who also

has been on the team since his

freshman year. “Josh has power,

good court sense and he passes

effectively,’’ Guinan said. “He’s

very quick and he’s a smart

player who’s skilled and technically


Junior Lucas Graham, a sixfooter

who competed at setter last

year, could be utilized this season

as either a right or left-side hitter.

“He’s got power, quickness and

a high volleyball IQ,’’ Guinan

said. “Lucas can block capably

and is progressing as an attacker.

He’s been on the team since his

freshman year.’’

Marcus Vorpahl is another

junior who’ll be counted on at

setter. “Marcus has good hands

and his court awareness is excellent,’’

Guinan noted. “His disposition

is great. He dictates the

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The reserves include Andrew

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Guinan, who’s coached at

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colleges, relies on an athletic philosophy

that focuses on winning,

reaching one’s potential and having

fun. “We practice and compete

to win and if players are

improving and also having fun,

then that spells success,’’ Guinan

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lessons, like accountability, leadership

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but they also help a player to

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And, achievement occurs when

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A firm believer that volleyball

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“it’s 10 percent physical and 90

percent mental.’’ So, when he’s

assembling a roster, he looks for

more than the obvious aspects

(height, skills and athleticism). He

aims to add players who are likable,

smart and sincere. “When

you have players with no diva

attitudes, they tend to work hard

and have a sincere respect for

their teammates, the school and

the sport,’’ he emphasized.

Besides competing against

the teams in the TVL, Millis has

scheduled non-league matches

against some of its rivals from

the Western Alliance. Other opponents

include Xaverian, Boston

College High, St. John’s Prep

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57 West Central St

Natick, Unit 2 - $699K


43 Rybury Hillway

Needham - $1.499 million

85 Indian Ridge

Sudbury - $890K



New Construction -

Ava Marie Model $444,900

50 Railroad Ave

Millis - $499K



12A Hawthorne Village

Franklin - $349,900

133 Woodland St

Sherborn - $ 999k



20 Cochituate St - 2 Family

Natick - $649,900

222 Curve Street

Millis - $409K







Joleen Rose, Realtor®


Call Me Today to Preview!

Cell: (508) 951-5909



51 South Main St

Milford - $274,900

75 Norfolk Road

Millis - $440K

16 Kingsbury Drive

Hollistion - 1.2 mil

Let my 20 years experience of

selling homes help you with your next move.

15 Baltimore St, Millis & 10 Speen St, Framingham Offices

20 Heron Lane

Hopedale - $559,900

Page 36 Medway & Millis Local Town Pages April 2019


(#1 in Total Homes Sold in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Source MLSpin)

Robin Spangenberg

Realtor ® , ABR, Prof. Stager, SRS

DIRECT: 508-277-4144



235 Plain Street, Millis

Joyce Verna


Jennifer Colella McMahon

Realtor®, Broker, ABR, CBR, LMC,


DIRECT: 774-210-0898

Laina Regan Kaplan

Realtor®, CBR

DIRECT: 508-577-3538



4 Tracy Terrace, Millis

Robin Spangenberg

Beautiful Mint Condition 5 Bedroom

Colonial with 2.5 Baths, Gas Heat,

Central Air and Town Water & Sewer

in Desirable Neighborhood!



Joyce Verna

Realtor ® , Associate Broker, CHS

DIRECT: 508-259-2496



6 Massachusetts Ave, Norfolk

Laina Kaplan



95 Ridge Street, Millis

Robin Spangenberg



85 Highwood Drive in Franklin

Laina Kaplan



180 Village Street Medway

Laina Kaplan



93 Acorn Street, Millis

Robin Spangenberg



7 Rose Road, Millis

Robin Spangenberg



1 Bogastow Circle, Millis

Jennifer McMahon



32 Key Street, Millis

Robin Spangenberg



5 Clayton Street, Medfield

Laina Kaplan



15 Old Mill Road, Norfolk

Robin Spangenberg


21 Causeway Street, Millis

Robin Spangenberg


6 Key Street, Millis

Robin Spangenberg

$1800 per Month

87 Irving Street, Millis

Robin Spangenberg


12 Vernon St

26 Oakview

6 Hillview

2 Delmar

4 Hemlock

14 Sanford #41

159 Summer St

Client Testimonial to Laina Kaplan:

“Laina was amazing from day one; she’s fantastic to work with and we would recommend her to

anyone looking to buy and/or sell their home! She is organized, detail oriented, in constant contact,

an invaluable asset in the home buying and selling process. Thanks to her the sale of our home was

as smooth as could be, and we were thrilled with every aspect of the process.....Her experience in

the industry and her calm, confident, reassuring attitude was greatly appreciated. We can’t thank

Laina enough for all of her hard work on our sale & new home purchase. She truly provides excellent

service that continually goes above and beyond - THANK YOU!!” – Ryan and SaRa CamyRe


84 Village St

2 Bayberry Circle

19 Bogastow Cir

107 Village St

208 Orchard St

58 Spencer St

419 Main St

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