Get your flu shot: See Page 24 Thursday, November 6, 2014 Falcons field hockey advances in tournament The Wilbraham-Hampden Mailed Thursdays to every home in Wilbraham and Hampden Prsrt Std U.S. Postage Paid Palmer, MA Permit No. 22 Postal Patron ECRW SS Please see page 17 Dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve Country Club seeks to remove berm, delineate cottages on site plan Public hearing continued By Tyler S. Witkop Turley Publications Staff Writer A fter nearly one year of bickering and with a pending Superior Court hearing scheduled for Monday, Nov. 3, Hampden Country Club, LLC. (HCC) has asked the Planning Board for a special permit to delineate cottage locations and the removal of the berm along Raymond Drive. During a public hearing Oct. 22, HCC spokesperson Atty. Frank Fitzgerald said that their proposed plan complies with the bylaw and that the country club would plant trees and evergreens as set forth in their site plan. “We’re willing to make (trees in the buffer) more dense and work with the landowners as a condition of the special permit,” he said. Answering a question posed by Planning Board member Robert Howarth, Fitzgerald said that work to remove the berm would begin as soon as possible following the award of the permit. Regarding the cottages, Fitzgerald noted that should the Planning Board accept their delineation and should they begin work on constructing them, they would serve as temporary accommodations for members and their guests. He said that their inclusion on the site plan is the first part of Please see HCC, page 22 TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. Witkop Star in a jar… Using the Farnsworth fusor design, amateur scientists like Wilbraham’s Will Caruana, can create plasma, which is in essence, a star in a jar. Caruana shows off the Farnsworth fusor he built to create plasma, the fourth and most abundant state of matter in the Universe, in his own home. (See story on page 10) Purple Heart focus of Veterans Day ceremonies Honor bestowed to slain WWI soldier Keene, N.H. basedfirm is chosen By Tyler S. Witkop Turley Publications Staff Writer WILBRAHAM – It was among the bloodiest conflicts the world has ever seen, resulting in roughly 9 million deaths to soldiers by war’s end, and the year was 1918. To this day, many of those brave, young men who died in service to their country remain forgotten to all but their families. On Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, one such man will receive the recognition he deserved, as the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters will be presented to his living relative, Wilbraham resident Daniel Geary. Geary’s uncle, Cpl. Michael F. Sullivan of Hudson, Massachusetts, was 25 when he answered his country’s call for active duty, enlisting in the National Guard in 1916. By Sept. 7, 1917 he was en route to Europe to participate in some of the deadliest fighting in history. On May 30, 1918, Sullivan was among the battle wounded, a victim of phosgene (mustard) gas inhalation. After 13 days in treatment, he was back into the Committee votes to recommend architect for Wilbraham senior center By Tyler S. Witkop Turley Publications Staff Writer TIMES photo by David Miles Wilbraham Veterans Agent Richard Prochnow displays the proclamation of the Purple Heart awarded to Michael F. Sullivan in WWI at this year’s Memorial Day ceremonies. fray. He was killed by machine gun fire Oct. 23, 1918, less than one month before the end of the war. Records show he was buried by Nov. 14, 1918 at Belieu Bois, north of Verdun, France. Sullivan left behind a wife and daughter. “The family is quite pleased,” Geary told the Times. “We’re very proud of him.” Geary explained that Sullivan was always a topic of con- versation, especially around the holidays. “He’s been a big part of our lives,” he commented. In fact, Geary’s brother was named after their uncle, as well as Geary’s own middle name. Like their uncle, Geary and his brother are both veterans. Geary served in Korea and his brother is a veteran of World War II. The process to receive the Please see VETERANS, page 28 WILBRAHAM – The Wilbraham Senior Center Feasibility Committee unanimously voted to recommend an architect to conduct a feasibility study Oct. 24, after interviewing three firms. Keene, New Hampshirebased Catlin & Petrovick was chosen from a field that included Dietz, Inc., of Springfield, and Reinhardt Associates, of Agawam. Director of Elder Affairs Paula Dubord was most impressed with the work of Catlin & Petrovick. “I’ve seen all the other sites (presented during the interview process). (Catlin & Petrovick’s) centers all have a purpose and a flow,” Dubord said. During his presentation, John Catlin, who designed the Hampden Senior Center, outlined a number of statistics regarding issues seniors face. He noted that his designs incorporate layered lighting, since people “require three times more light at age 60 than at age 20.” In addition, his most recent designs have incorporated open floor plans to eliminate long hallways in order to allow users to be “a part of the action.” Catlin also noted that the trend is to call such centers “Community Centers,” since today’s aging population, as opposed to those of the past, fail to see the word “senior” as an honor. Additionally, many facilities hold other functions for the community on weekends and after hours. “It’s not so popular having “Senior Center” on your wedding invitation,” he said. “(Catlin’s” references said he came in on budget,” committee member, resident and East Longmeadow Council on Aging Director Carolyn Brennan said. “I didn’t get any complaints about John (Catlin).” Function Over Appearance The town is conducting a feasibility study to construct a new senior center in town, with $30,000 appropriated from the Annual Town Meeting this past May. Currently, Please see SENIOR, page 28 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page Recent police activity in Wilbraham WilbrahamHampden Times Obituary Policy Turley Publications offers two types of obituaries. One is a free, brief Death Notice listing the name of deceased, date of death and funeral date and place. The other is a Paid Obituary, costing $75, which allows families to publish extended death notice information of their own choice and may include a photograph. Death Notices & Paid Obituaries should be submitted through a funeral home to: [email protected] Photo from collection of Charles F. Bennett PICTURE FROM THE PAST Melodrama at Minnechaug play – From a photo in the April 26, 1964 Springfield Morning Union. Members of St. Cecilia’s Church, hamming it up, performing in a melodrama-variety show called “Holiday Cruise” at Minnechaug. JCC to teach ‘life lessons in chocolate making’ SPRINGFIELD – Parents, children and grandparents are invited to the Springfield Jewish Community Center’s chocolate making class on Monday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m., at Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe in Center Square in East Longmeadow, as part of their “Life Lessons” series. Participants will learn to make candy bars, chocolate covered marshmallows, and more, of which all may be brought home. The class will be taught by Maureen Basile, owner of Maureen’s Sweet Shoppe. The minimum age to attend is 5 years. For more information or to register, call 739-4715. Exceptions will be made only when the family provides a death certiﬁcate and must be pre-paid. u’s f Lo Che November 6, 2014 WILBRAHAM – The Wilbraham Police Department released information on recent police activity reported by Capt. Timothy Kane. Drug Arrests On October 25 at 5:10 p.m. Officer Joseph Brewer assisted Springfield Narcotics Units with the stopping of a motor vehicle on Boston Road. This led to the subsequent arrest of Stephen Christy 33, of Springfield for Possession of Cocaine. On October 27 at 12:20 a.m. Officer Sean Casella stopped a white Nissan for having a failed inspection status. Further investigation led to the suspicion of drug use/possession by both the operator and passenger. The driver, Michelle Hancock 35, of Monson was arrested for several drug possession violations including heroin, prescription drugs and amphetamines. Angelo Abair 30, of Indian Orchard (the passenger) was arrested for Possession of Heroin, Resisting Arrest and Interfering with a Police Officer. Restraining Order Violation On October 28 at 3:34 p.m. Detective Michael Cygan responded to an area Red Hats to hold Pot Luck WILBRAHAM – The Red Hat Ya Ya Sisterhood will hold their Pot Luck Lunch and Tea Cup Raffle on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Gardens of Wilbraham on Boston Road. To sign up offering a dish call co- ABUDANZA Across from Big Y and Red Robin (413) 543-2300 Please visit us on Facebook Holiday Meal Packages LESSONS SALES & SERVICE Stop in for Hot & Ready to Go! Full Menus! 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Massachusetts’ mammography screening coverage law requires private insurance companies, public employee health plans and Medicaid to provide coverage for mammograms beginning with a baseline between the ages of 35 and 39 and annual mammograms for those 40 years old and above. But those with a family history of breast cancer should talk to their doctor about establishing a baseline through a mammogram earlier. For those without symptoms of breast cancer but who have been diagnosed with the disease via a mammogram, the cancer tends to be small and confined to the breast, according to the American Cancer Society. And in this case, size matters. Young adults and those in their 30s are not exempt from being diagnosed with breast cancer despite the lessened risk that comes with their age group. Clinical breast exams should be performed by doctors at least every three years. Young women should also ask their doctors to show them the techniques for performing self-exams. With these exams, young women can establish what their breasts feel like and understand what is normal, giving them the chance to detect when something doesn’t feel right – at which point they should contact their doctor. Again, knowledge is everything. Now that we have observed National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and have seen a very successful Rays of Hope Walk fundraiser in October, it provides an opportunity for mothers to talk to their daughters about breast cancer and self-exams, for sisters to remind one another to schedule an exam, for friends to gently prod one another that it’s time to being what should be an annual tradition. But the conversation about prevention should not be limited to just women. Men, too can be diagnosed with breast cancer, and they also should be kept in the know. Be good to yourself – receive a mammogram to establish a baseline if you have yet to do so or if you’re over 40 years old or above and have not had a mammogram. Past that good onto someone else and urge those you love to talk to their doctors about early prevention. Knowledge is everything. For more information about breast cancer and mammograms, visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org or www. Cancer.org. TALK of the TOWNS I said goodbye to the Wilbraham Board of inspiring, especially the last one in June when Joey Selectmen at my last meeting covering them for Barton, in a wheelchair, made his way across the our Town Hall Notebook story Oct. 27 before I Symphony Hall stage to a roaring, standing ovation. retired. When I started 12 years ago Kevin Moriarty, That story and photo was nominated for a New Jim Thompson and Dave Barry made up the three- England Newspaper and Press Association Award person board. The current three members are, Bob (NENPA). Russell, Bob Boilard and Sue Bunnell. In between, Early in my editorship I was recruited by them Pat Brady had two terms, one of them doing the Rotary Club where I made lots of friends and yeoman duty dealing with the 2011 storms. They all covered their activities like the Town Christmas did a great job. Tree Lighting and Senior Picnic at Spec Pond. To Now that I have reached retirement I would this day, Senior Picnic cook Walt Markett still like to share some of my memories at won’t let me print his secret recipe for the Times since we debuted the paper at chicken BBQ sauce. the 2002 Peach Festival: We had a booth We made it a priority to publicize TALK in the Brooders at every festival until it every Thursday night summer concert columnist ended a few years ago. at Fountain Park, countless Boy Scout I became editor on Nov. 6, 2003 bottle drives, Student Council car following in the footsteps of my mother washes, weekly school lunch menus, Ethel Bennett who was the Wilbraham Rec Department and Hampden and reporter for the daily Springfield Morning Wilbraham library events, senior center Union in the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s. goings on, garden club meetings, Old I had been the Eastern Edition Meeting House open houses and much Advertising Production Mgr. of the Wall more. Street Journal in Chicopee for almost Being a history buff, I was very CHARLES F. BENNETT 20 years when I left to purchase a small happy when they asked me to serve weekly in Western Mass. We sold that on Wilbraham’s 250th Anniversary paper and I became public relations Celebration Committee, co-chaired by director of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Patti Diotalevi and Kevin Moriarty. Little did I Hampden County. know they would make me the emcee at the 250th While at BBBS I started with the new Times Ball at Chez Josef and co-Grand Marshall with by covering the Wilbraham Selectmen’s meetings Llewelyn Merrick of the 250th Parade. We led the watching the antics of Kevin, Jim and Dave, who parade in a car driven by, who else, Don Flannery. have all moved on. In those days the meetings That year we covered everything from the opening weren’t televised and were much more informal and burying of the Time Capsule in Crane Park to than they are now. the Hill Climb re-enactment organized by Paul Then, owner Pat Turley, who felt that Maguire and Joan Paris. That year there was a community journalism could thrive in Wilbraham Scavenger Hunt, the Taste of Wilbraham, a townand Hampden, hired me as full time editor and the wide tag sale. fun really began. I have lots of good memories of We had the pleasure of publishing some special chronicling the town over those years. Fun times, issues like the 250th Anniversary Commemorative like being a male model in the Wilbraham Women’s Issue, and two editions of Just for Women, created by Club Fashion Show to serious situations like sitting my office partner Jocelyn Walker, our advertising in on the Emergency Management Meetings after sales rep. the tornado, microburst and October snowstorm. Along our journey the Times won two major I remember touring the devastation with our NENPA news awards, one sad and one informative. photographer Dave Miles. Written by my former intern Jen Wroblewski, she One stark memory that stands out is when they won an award for covering the funeral of Springfield tore down the old Minnechaug where I was in the Police Officer Kevin Ambrose, of Wilbraham, first class to graduate in 1961. Dave Miles’ photo killed in the line of duty. And I won the History of the smokestack, the last thing standing at the old Reporting Award for the story of the Glendale school site. Cemetery Ghost. Dave and I, and my wife Sue, have attended So, in leaving you, my favorite readers, I depart and covered every Minnechaug graduation since with a Yogi Berra saying, which reminds me of all 2004. We always put that story on the front page. the people from Hampden and Wilbraham who I And, I was honored to be inducted into the Alumni have had the pleasure of meeting. “We have a good Hall of Fame in 2012. Those graduations were time together, even when we’re not together.” November 6, 2014 QUOTATIONS of the Week “ This is what I do. Nuclear physics as a hobby. It gives me a better grasp of physics and the ability to play with (science). ” Wilbraham resident Will Caruana explaining his hobby of working with plasma. “” “ Churches are the bedrock of the com- munity. Rev. Nathaniel Anderson speaking about all local churches taking part in the CROP Walk to fight hunger. The cornerstone of my approach to pastoring is the empowerment of others. ” St. Cecilia’s Parish leader Fr. Daniel Boyle talking about his ministerial style. “It’s not so popular having “Senior Center” on your wedding invitation.” Architect John Catlin describing the phrase community center over senior center. “ ” We think this is a good idea. Hampden Advisory Committee Co-Chair Doug Boyd recommending favorable action on a vote to reduce the tax rate at Special Town Meeting. Volunteers of the Week T his week’s volunteers of the week are Janice Bridgeman, Cindy Desrosiers, Lorraine Brooks, Bill LaFond, John Mumper, Marin Delapa, and Janice Pelletier who volunteer at the Hampden Senior Center. The state estimates the value of a volunteer in Massachusetts is worth $27.43 per hour. The Wilbraham-Hampden Times is now on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com/wilbrahamhampdentimes and “like” us. The Wilbraham-Hampden Times is published every Thursday by Turley Publications, Inc., 24 Water St., Palmer, Mass. 01069. Telephone (413) 283-8393, Fax (413) 289-1977. PATRICK H. 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The deadline for submission of news material, letters to the editor and photos is Monday at 12 p.m. The TIMES is not responsible for submitted photos. November 6, 2014 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page Editorial Erase apathy, participate in the community By Jennifer Powell Times Columnist lic but go even further to complain about things they have done nothing to help solve. If I have to stand in line behind anf all of a sudden I turned the color of other person mumbling about the state of a chili pepper, raised my fists in the the world from anything as far stretched as massive street pot holes to air and screamed like a pot I might go all banshee you could safely deT i m es legalized “puppy peed on the floor” on termine I was only admonishcolumnist them! There is a time and a ing the dog for tinkling on the place to be heard and one of floor again! I rarely get angry, them is a polling box on Elecand never do so in public. tion Day – not the checkout Until now. For the first time line at the grocery store. ever I am officially, publicly, This week, if you aren’t to-the-bone angry. I am sick panicking over Ebola you are and tired of listening to people probably anguishing over the complain who don’t bother to Common Core. There are two participate. Apathy. Jennifer Powell kinds of people discussing The apathy towards so Common Core: They either many organizations in WilA) go on Facebook and whine braham makes it hard to keep up with it all. And don’t get out your about it with other ninnies or B) attend pencils and start sending me mail just and voice their concerns at a Hampdenyet. Of course there are people who par- Wilbraham Regional School Committee ticipate. It’s just the same people all the meeting. There are four parents who regtime. Ironically, the people I want to reach ularly attend the school committee meethave probably never opened a newspaper ings. For the entire district! except to line a litter box but alas, this is Not Facebook my venue. Posting on Facebook does not count The quintessential representation of at all in the “doing something to solve apathy, the one to which I can point to the problem” category. Facebook is great for 90 percent of the ills in our country, is for raising awareness or simply saying voting. It makes my blood boil that non- what you think but first you have to get voters even show their faces at all in pub- out there and do things. You have to get I off your butt, go to meetings where intelligent people are making decisions and make your voice heard. Use your voice, you know … that sound that comes out of your mouth. How about taxes? Apathetic people complain about taxes more than anyone. Do you receive your property tax bill in the mail and say, “I can’t believe how much this has gone up?” There are only 400 or so residents who actually know how their taxes are being spent. Those are the townspeople who attended the Annual Town Meeting or read the Annual Town Report. Hardly anyone in my age bracket, let’s lie and say thirty-something’s, attend the Annual Town Meeting where actual townspeople raise yellow voting cards in the air for or against critical decisions affecting our town. Mark your calendars for the next meeting and get a darn babysitter people! This is important stuff that affects you directly. The annual meeting is traditionally held on the Monday night prior to the third Saturday in May. But wait, there’s more! The Wilbraham Children’s Museum, a 100 percent volunteer run and funded community establishment. Over 200 families use the museum’s playground every year, but only four women responded to a request to help with the annual clean up in October – two of them were six months pregnant! It’s all I can do to not physically pummel into the ground the people ‘free-loading’ in the playground gathered in little circles, around the sign that says “Please Volunteer” and are complaining, “they should really clean this place up.” WCM meetings are usually the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. If you use the playground you should be attending meetings too. It’s really sad how easily this rant is coming to me. How about 15 parents at the Mile Tree PTO meeting? There are 317 students attending the school and 15 parents make the time for the monthly meeting? Only two parents attended the daytime meeting! Do you think the school would benefit from more in-classroom technology or enrichment assemblies? You can post it on Facebook or raise your hand at a meeting and help! Please consider taking the time you would devote to social media and letting the world know how displeased you are with it, and instead make time in your schedule for participating in the real world. Raise your hand. Cast your vote. Attend the meetings. Erase the apathy. Jennifer Powell lives in Wilbraham with her husband, two children and new puppy, Tuxedo. Comments can be directed to [email protected] Correction In last week’s Times, we had the wrong name in the “Minnechaug teacher of the year” photo. The correct name is Kristen Miracle. Hampden meetings schedule Monday, Nov. 10 Board of Selectmen 6:30 p.m. Town House Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee 7 p.m. Minnechaug Wilbraham meetings schedule Thursday, Nov. 6 Parks and Recreation Commission 6 p.m. Senior Center HAVE YOU LOST YOUR PERSONAL BANKER? Monday, Nov. 10 Board of Selectmen 7 p.m. Town Office Building Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee 7 p.m. Minnechaug Wednesday, Nov. 12 Finance Committee 7 p.m. Town Office Building Local banks continue to disappear into the big bank landscape. At Hampden Bank we remain a local bank. 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Women’s Club members enjoy the food at a game party. A long word in the dictionary. The Times celebrates with the Minnechaug golf team. Readers are encouraged to send in medium to high resolution photos for this page by e-mail to [email protected] turley.com or mail to TIMES, 2341 Boston Road, Wilbraham, MA 01095. Please note that if you send us a photo of the Times in different parts of the world, please include a recognizable landmark in the background. Examples: Eiffel Tower; castle in Spain. TIMES photo by David Miles Bountiful table at Women’s Club party… There was no shortage of good food at the Wilbraham Women’s Club Card & Game Party held at St. Cecilia’s Parish Center Sept. 25. Favorite games included Scrabble, cribbage, whist and bridge. Make like a leaf… Children in the Hampden Library’s “Lu Oct. 22 using leaves gathered from o Eva Gagliarducci, Youth Services Libr and Eamon Gurung. A Commun Life in Wilbraha Turley staff says goodby TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. Witkop In good company… Hampden residents Chris and Dave Cesan enjoy the German food and company offered at the Hampden Senior Center’s Oktoberfest dinner and beer tasting Oct. 18. TIMES photo submitted Musicians featured at Polish ‘Imieniny’… Pianist Joseph Dior (left) saxophone player David Koala (right) are greeted by Wilbraham members of PNA Lodge (from left) Elaine Wanda Lavoie, Helen Sabin and Teresa Struziak at the Oct. 10 Polish Center of Discovery “Imieniny” or “name day” event in Chicopee. The Turley Publications staff, parent company of the Times, held a retirement lunch Oc at Dana’s Grillroom Oct. 24. Bennett’s last day was Oct. 31. 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Missing from photo is Brandon Rheault. as a c o m m u nity service b y : STON ROAD, WILBRAHAM, MA Sales ~ Service ~ Parts ~ Accessories 2460 Boston Road • Wilbraham, MA • 413-599-4900 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 10 A star in a jar By Tyler S. Witkop Turley Publications Staff Writer ing the belt-driven pump. “I don’t do golfing,” said Caruana. “This is what I do. Nuclear physics as a WILBRAHAM – Mention hobby. It gives me a better the word “plasma” and most grasp of physics and the people think high definition teleability to play with (scivision sets. Say the word around ence).” one Wilbraham resident and his Unlike nuclear fission, face lights up, eager to flip a which is the splitting of atswitch and show anyone willing oms, there is no harmful to see nuclear physics in action. radiation produced by his Chairman of the Wilbraham device. “There’s not a lot of Broadband Committee and Fipractical uses,” he said of nance Committee member Will his creation. At this point, Caruana was inducted into the his work is largely research“Plasma Club” on Sept. 25. The “club,” or collective group of TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. Witkop based. amateur nuclear scientists, is an Disconnect online community of amateur Plasma is in essence a star in a jar. In the future, Caruana researchers joined by a love of hopes to gain entrance into science and who have created the neutron club. To earn To create the plasma, Caruana uses plasma at home. This online that distinction, an indicommunity is called The Open Source two coils of copper tubing wrapped vidual has to show that nuclear fusion is inside a large glass jar. One ends in a taking place using deuterium – a stable Fusor Research Consortium. Plasma, like gas, solids and liquids, cage-like ball. A positive and negative isotope of hydrogen gas – using photois one of the four natural states of mat- lead protrudes from the sealed jar. For graphic evidence and technical data dister. It is also the most abundant in the power, he uses a neon sign transformer closure. He said that process will take Universe, though rare on Earth. It is wired into a Variac-brand variable trans- him nearly 10 years. created when gas is ionized. On earth, former. A section of plastic tubing runs “There’s a real disconnect between lightning is the prime example. In the from the jar to a water pump in order to politics and real science,” Caruana, who solar system, the grandest example is create a vacuum inside the jar and con- aside from his roles in town also serves the sun. Plasma is also present in static trol the gas present. as a political consultant, said. He added The design, based on the Farn- that he likes to know and analyze scishocks and arc welding. Plasma measures between 1.8 and sworth fusor – named after Philo T. ence himself, not rely on individual sci3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit, Caruana Farnsworth whose work was pivotal in entists to present an answer. said. He noted that stars exist almost en- developing the television – takes the To date, there are roughly 100 in120 volts of electricity from the wall dividuals on the list of the Plasma Club. tirely as plasma. and amplifies it around 6,500 volts. The Less than 50 have made it on the list of Stable Plasma Caruana explains that the plasma he electricity charges nitrogen gas to cre- the neutron club. To find out more about creates is “stable plasma,” in that it can ate a beautiful display of plasma with a fusion and plasma logon to fusor.net. be contained and controlled. He gave an purple color that can light a dark room. Tyler S. Witkop can be reached at example of “unstable plasma,” by at- Essentially, he creates a star in a jar. He said that his device cost roughly [email protected] taching a diode to an electrical power source and creating an arc, in the same $250-300 to make, the most expensive and dangerous part of the operation bemanner as an arc welder. Thank You November 6, 2014 Citizens Police Academy to begin next week WILBRAHAM - The Wilbraham Police Department is holding their Citizens Police Academy in the Brooks Room of the Wilbraham Library on five Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 13, 20; Dec. 4 and 11. The Academy is free and open to all Wilbraham residents and business people. Nov. 13 - A Power Point presentation on the K9 Program with drug information by School Resource Officer Dan Menard who will share his experiences. Nov. 20 – Det. Jeff Rudinksi will talk about social media issues in law enforcement. He wall also inform about identity theft and scams common in town. Sgt. Shawn Baldwin will speak about the Dive Team and the process behind search warrants. They will both talk about court procedures and detective work. Dec. 4 – Drug recognition expert Officer Sean Casella will speak about OUI alcohol and drugs including his experiences and expertise. Dec. 11 – Officers Brent Noyes and David Diogo will discuss traffic enforcement accident investigation and the marijuana by-law as well as some of their experiences on the Third Shift. Diogo will share his expertise about the new cruiser cams, how they work and how they help with OUI’s, citizen complaints, pursuits and officer safety. The Police Academy is intended to give a general overview of the common experiences and laws enforce in Wilbraham. There is no obligation to attend all the classes; it is very information. For more information contact Capt. Tim Kane at 5963837 or email [email protected] to all our sponsors for making the 2014 Spec Pond 5K RACE and Oktoberfest a success! Oktoberfest Sponsor The Garvey Group and Post Ofﬁce Park Race Sponsor Harrington Insurance Agency, Inc. Shirt Sponsors Fitzgerald Attorneys at Law PROSHRED Hampden Bank Rocky Mountain Wood Co. Kitchen Encounters Scantic Valley YMCA Ludlow Pediatrics Scatolini Insurance Agency Luso Credit Union TD Bank Monson Savings Bank United Bank Mountain View Landscaping Urgent Care of Wilbraham Palmer Paving Corporation Vartanian Custom Cabinets Pediatric Services of Springﬁeld Wilbraham Funeral Home Professional Paralegal Services Wilbraham Tire & Auto Services Prize Sponsors Abudanza Ristorante La Nostra Pizzeria & Deli Anchor House Restaurant Mandarin Wilbraham Camile’s Bistro & Bar Michael’s Pasta in a Pan Dana’s Grillroom Pan’e Dolcetti Fred’s Shoes PROSHRED Friendly’s Tap Room Grill Gregory’s Restaurant & Pizza Pub Village Store and Cafe Horizons Restaurant & Bar Walgreens Krazy Jake’s Wilbraham Pizzeria Congratulations to our race winners: Overall Male = Anthony Giacomoni Overall Female = Eileen Jenkins Wilbraham Male = Joe Ferraro Wilbraham Female = Christa Murray Save the date on your calendar, next year’s Spec Pond 5K RACE and Oktoberfest will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015! Funds raised by the Wilbraham Friends of Recreation are used in the improvement and maintenance of the recreational facilities and to support recreational programs in Wilbraham. All funds from the Spec Pond 5K RACE and Oktoberfest go to support the maintenance of the Spec Pond Recreational Complex. The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES November 6, 2014 Page 11 Draft horse rescuer advocates for awareness Pam Rickenbach: ‘We were a horsepowered country’ By Tyler S. Witkop Turley Publications Staff Writer WILBRAHAM - With the holidays fast approaching, we have nostalgic memories and images of horse-drawn sleigh and hay rides in our minds eye. We awe at the Clydesdales at the Big E and in beer commercials, a relic of a bygone era. Just down the road from Wilbraham, on Route 181 in Palmer, Blue Star Equiculture aims to restore the image of the work horse in our automated world. Operating at Burgundy Brook Farm, Blue Star Equiculture maintains a sustainable organic farm, using horse power as the driving force. “Somehow we’ve forgotten that horses were bred to be partners with us in our work,” Director Pamela Rickenbach said during a meeting of the Wilbraham-Hampden Rotary Club at the Country Club of Wilbraham. Intertwined History Rickenbach, who founded the organization six years ago, spent much of her life in Bolivia and South America. In America, she worked as a horse-drawn carriage tour guide in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she developed a passion for the intertwined history of people and horses. “All of these people (on tours, from all over the world) were all horse people,” she said. “Philadelphia was the most fashionable horse location in the country.” Rickenbach noted that when she learned how the horses were NOTICE ERRORS: Each advertiser is requested to check their advertisement the first time it appears. This paper will not be responsible for more than one corrected insertion, nor will be liable for any error in an advertisement to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the item in the advertisement. Our advertisers make this publication possible. Let them know you saw their ad in the Wilbraham Hampden Times treated once they were retired or sick, she knew she had to make a difference. She explained that horses currently are not federally regulated as either livestock or domestic pets – and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) only classifies dogs as service animals – which means that many are shipped across international borders, without food or water, to be slaughtered. Blue Star helps to advocate for and raise awareness to the work and relationship humans have with their horses. They house several horses including Clydesdales, Percherons, and geldings. The work or draft horse designation encompasses the breeds that would pull plows, take men to war, deliver goods and pull carriages. “(Horses) were used as semi-trucks,” said Rickenbach. “We were a horse-powered country.” “In this area we had the Morgans because not only could they do the work but they took us to church,” Rickenbach noted. At the farm, Blue Star uses the horses for farming and logging, but also as a teaching tool. They strive to develop relationships between humans and horses. In addition to their advocacy, they also teach draft horse husbandry at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. “They’re like dolphins with four legs, you have to develop a relationship,” Richenbach said. “Learn to do something with a horse because a horse will tell you how to be present.” Our advertisers make this publication possible. Let them know you saw their ad in the Wilbraham Hampden Times Rickenbach remarked that in some cases, farming with draft horses is more cost effective than using automated labor. She noted that the up-front expense to purchase a tractor alone is high, plus the maintenance and accessories. As an added negative, she explained that tractors allow for the compacting of the soil and chemicals from fertilizers, pesticides and the machinery that leech into the soil “harm the environment.” “There’s a cost to that later, in the community,” she said. According to Rickenbach, the Blue Star operation costs roughly $250,000 annually to run. “We’re not saying that we should go back to horse power, we’re inviting the horses back.” Blue Star Equiculture is located at 3090 Palmer St. (Route 181) in Palmer. For more information, logon to equiculture. com or call 413-289-9787. Tyler S. Witkop can be reached at [email protected] TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. 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Witkop Turley Publications Staff Writer HAMPDEN – With middle school enrollment numbers declining in both Hampden and Wilbraham, the newly launched Middle School Task Force, a sub-committee reporting to the HampdenWilbraham Regional School Committee, officially kicked off their work with a site tour of Thornton W. Burgess Middle School (TWB) Oct. 30. The 13 member committee includes School Committee members Chairman Marc Ducey, Vice Chairman Lisa Morace and Peter Salerno, Wilbraham Selectman Sue Bunnell, Hampden Selectman Chairman John D. Flynn; Hampden residents Nick Fyntrilakis, Marty McQuade (Hampden Parks and Recreation Department chairman), George Semanie and Sandra Sheehan; and Wilbraham residents Allison DiGrande, Karen Grycel, Tricia Murphy and Tod O’Brien. Non-voting members include Schools Supt. M. Martin O’Shea, Assistant Supt. for Curriculum Timothy O’Connor, Assistant Supt. for Business Beth Regulbuto, TWB Principal Peter Dufresne, Wilbraham Middle School (WMS) Principal Noel Pixley, WMS teacher representative Courtney Derosia, TWB teacher representative Eric Panasci, Director of Facilities and Operations Edward Cenedella and Secretary Michelle LeDoux. Absent from the first meeting were Salerno, Flynn and Dufresne. Flynn had prior commitments and Dufresne was returning from a conference. The task force will review current and historic enrollment figures, assess WMS and TWB in terms of infrastructure and operating capacity, and create recommendations based on facility use, educational programming, staffing and instructional TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. Witkop Wilbraham Middle School Principal Noel Pixley (center) leads the Middle School Task Force on a tour of Thornton W. Burgess Middle School in Hampden. Pixley was the TWB principal for 18 years, as well as both teacher and student there. equipment. Currently, middle school enrollment figures are 267 students at TWB and 537 at WMS. By 2019-2020, those figures are expected to drop to 164 and 438 respectively, based on current demographics. Shape the District “The impact of that recommendation could shape the district for years to come,” Ducey said, introducing the issues to the task force. Much of the meeting was procedural, FALL EVENT! November 13, 14 & 15 TIRE SPECIAL Purchase 4 tires and receive the following FREE • Free Mounting • Free Balance • Free rubber valve stem • Free tire disposal • Free road hazard* *Only applicable on certain brands. 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He explained that Minnechaug Regional High School is collectively owned by the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District but that TWB and WMS are owned by their respective towns, meaning capital improvements are the responsibility of the individual town. Ducey wondered how receptive either town would be of bringing in students from the other school to fill their school, should a regionalization take place. O’Shea noted that there are districts with different levels of regionalization, from having kindergarten through high school regionalization to solely high school regionalization, like HWRSD. “We have some significant demographic issues,” said O’Shea. “It’s so important that we get a baseline understanding of the buildings.” No Impact on 2015 “Whatever we do will not impact the 2015 school year,” Ducey said. “If we do anything that will impact the regional agreement, it will require Town Meeting approval.” A district enrollment study, published in December of 2012 by the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) and available on the district’s website, www.hwrsd.org, noted that enrollment across the district was expected to decrease within five years of the study. It noted that from years six through 10, enrollment may flatten or increase. This study also reported that the demographics of both communities shifted, as the population of residents aged 45 or older grew 28 percent in Hampden and 23 percent in Wilbraham through 2010, while younger age groups shrunk. Additionally, the study noted that by the end of the decade, both towns may experience growth due to home sales. When and if the turnover occurs, the report states it has “the potential to increase HWRSD enrollments above the status quo projections.” Panasci, who teaches physical education, noted that currently the enrollment is so small that there are teachers teaching across grades and disciplines. “The team concept that works best is about 100 kids, then you have five teachers,” Pixley said. He noted that a teacher instructing multiple disciplines works at the elementary level, but that middle school teaching requirements call for specialized areas of instruction. “As enrollment drops off, it gets harder to maintain the team concept,” O’Shea said. According to Cenedella, TWB, which was constructed in 1967, sits on 23 acres of land and operates out of roughly 76,000 square-feet. WMS sits on 63 acres by comparison. Outside of the high-efficiency boiler and water heater installed at TWB in 2004, he said the “balance of the building” operates on the original controls. The task force will next meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at WMS. Tyler S. Witkop can be reached at [email protected] November 6, 2014 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Recent HWRSD school committee meeting covers a diverse agenda By Janet Wise Turley Publications Correspondent WILBRAHAM – The Oct. 28 meeting of the Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School Committee covered a sizeable number of agenda items, including the Middle School Task Force, a generous donation, a synopsis of 2013-2014 MCAS results and a review of the individual accomplishments and action steps of all the schools in the district. In his Chairman’s Report, Marc Ducey gratefully described the response in the community to a call for volunteers to serve on the Middle School Task Force, which is chartered with developing a strategic roadmap for the district’s middle schools. As Ducey reported, 21 people submitted their names for consideration. Bill Garbaszze, a representative from Babson Capital Management, a global asset management firm and subsidiary of MassMutual, presented the district with the organization’s donation of 100 desktop computers, monitors, keyboards and mice. As School Superintendent Marty O’Shea pointed out, it would cost approximately $25,000 to buy this equipment new, so this represents a significant contribution to the district, which was appreciatively accepted by the committee. MCAS Results O’Shea gave a presentation of the 2013-2014 MCAS results and individual school assessments. “It is our job is to approach the world of standardized testing that we are in the middle of with a healthy balance,” O’Shea said. “That is one of our primary tasks as educators. Standardized testing should guide our efforts, but we also need to understand that these tests represent a set of data points and are not the ‘be all end all’ of who we are and how we judge our progress.” Some of the district results that O’Shea characterized as encouraging were the grade three and eight math, grade five and eight ELA, as well as the high school ELA, math and science and technology scores, all of which were significantly above the state average. However, O’Shea also indicated that elementary math has been identified as an area of focus for the district, pointing to the grades four, five and seven math MCAS scores that all suggest a need for improvement. Accomplishments and Action Steps Although the principals from all grades reported on their accomplishments and action steps, the four elementary school principals, Lisa Curtin, Sherrill Caruana, Joanne Wilson and Deborah Thompson, took the lion’s share of time on their grades’ assessment. Accomplishments at the elementary level included the implementation of the EnVision math program last year, the development and use of a district-wide pacing guide for that program, as well as universal screening to identify student needs in reading and math. The principals also included as a point of pride the tireless work of the teachers in the schools to balance meeting standards with making school safe and fun for their students. “In this new day and age, with rapid Please see COMMITTEE, page 16 Page 13 WELCOMING NEW PATIENTS Our family, taking care of your family November is National Diabetes Month! Visit us for reco mmen and other importadations nt information from our experts. 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We roamed the streets of nearby Somers, Conn. and happened upon the Somers Grill and Tap Room at 124 Main St. The impeccable brick front façade and glow of warm glowing lights encouraged us to leave the brisk October air outside and venture within. A bold sign declaring “26 Varieties of Beer on Tap” also helped with the decision. We were greeted with the perfect blend of ambiance, cleanliness and attentiveness as soon as we crossed the threshold. This was not a dim dank bar but rather a gleaming, well lit establishment. We were guided to a cozy booth by the window with generous wood benches and a sparkling clean tabletop. Appetizers The waitress left us with our menus and a promise to return for a drink order. The menu was not cumbersome with roughly four to six items per category and what seemed to be a typical selection of appetizers; until you spot the Spinach and Artichoke Rangoons ($6.99). I am always interested in trying new twists on familiar food so I queried our waitress upon her returned. Just the mention of the rangoons put a smile across our servers face that said ‘I would eat them for breakfast lunch and dinner’ and confirmed our suspicions – “they are fantastic”. Up until then we thought we were in a well-stocked bar until our server informed us of their daily specials. We were in for a surprise. My companion ordered the handbreaded crispy Fried Mozzarella ($6.99), not a culinary leap on her part but what arrived at our table was by no means ordinary. Proving there was nary a frozen item in their kitchen, the five mozzarella Eastfield Mall 1655 www.donovansirishpub.net Enjoy Dinner and a Great Show! Thurs. 11/6 The Jeff & Jason Show THURSDAY: • Grilled Swordfish • Corn Beef & Cabbage and cinnamon that bounced off the menthol of the caramel infused vodka. 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It is precisely that fear that Hampden writer Virginia Wenz hopes to strip away with her self-published children’s book, “Daniel Meets a Dragon.” At the surface, it’s a fun tale of a boy with a vivid imagination. With his spatula-sword and faithful stuffed companion, he TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. Witkop Hampden writer Virginia Wenz recently published a children’s book inspired by her grandson. sets off on an adventure to free the village from their fear of a frightening dragon. Finding the dragon, he discovers the dragon is the one in need of help, lack- ing warmth in a cold, dark cave. “If we can teach children to be accepting of people who can be different, by the time they’re school-aged, they’ll be less in- clined to be bullies or be bullied themselves,” Wenz said. She explained that the dragon represents someone who is different, like a new child in school who may dress or look different. Wenz commented that by exposing children to an idea while they’re young, it will hopefully progress with them as they get older. “It’s about acceptance,” she said. She said the idea came to her after listening to her then 4year-old grandson, also named Daniel talking one night about a village in “snowy white mountains.” Being a creative writer she felt “the time had come” and got to work on the book. Her son Christopher, who works as a bar manager, illustrated the story for her. Wenz said her grandson enjoyed the book. “His only complaint was that [the fictional Daniel] used a spatula instead of a sword,” she said. She explained that her decision to use a spatula was based on a child’s imagination, as a young boy would likely have more access to a spatula than a toy sword. He has since shared the story with his cousins in Florida and Illinois, she said. “I love the idea of children engaging with stories at a young age,” said Wenz. At this time, the book is not available in stores, though she personally has roughly 100 copies printed. She said she plans to read it at the Hampden Library and others soon. “My mission this year is to market,” she said. For a copy of the book, call Wenz at 413-271-0448 or email [email protected] The target age group is children ages 3 to 7. Tyler S. Witkop can be reached at [email protected] Autumn forest hike at Laughing Brook Soviet-era artist celebrated in Amherst gallery HAMPDEN – Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary will hold a “Late Autumn Forest Hike” Saturday, Nov. 15 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. Naturalist Kevin Kopchynski will lead hikers of all ages and help dis- AMHERST – The artwork of Soviet-era artist Felix Lembersky is being celebrated in the Brechner Gallery of the Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West St., now through March 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lembersky, who was poised to be a celebrated artist after studying at the Russian Academy of Arts in Leningrad, Russia, spent much of his career in the shad- cover wildlife preparing for winter. Attendants will search for animal homes and learn how animals camouflage themselves. For more information or to register, call 413-584-3009 ext. 812. ows as he failed to conform to Stalinist ideology. 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Others involved in the project but who could not attend the official ceremony include Paul Broz, Fred Spain, Greg Harris, Kent and Karen Larson, Jamie and Jaime Lopez, Diane Updike-Tarozzi, Joseph and Karen Wegiel, and Eric and Tracy Wietsma. According to Nan Ligenfelter, who was the catalyst for the project, the idea struck her while attending the first concert at the park this past summer. “I was struck by the beauty of the park then my eyes fell upon the eight SOMERS GRILL from page 14 and paired it with the untraditional corned beef partner. I considered purchasing a gallon to take home but remembered that we had also ordered entrees and our lunch was quickly turning into a delectable feast! While I let out a notch in my belt buckle to make room for the next items in store our waitress and bartender came to the table to check on our progress. It was a slow lunch so far and it was nice to see the staff attentive to the few customers instead of languidly staring at the bar TV, like in so many other places. ugly, old, dead pine trees and I thought ‘they don’t belong in this picture,’” Ligenfelter said. She envisioned a row of full-grown shade trees and got to work. She brought her vision to Pat Brady, president of the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Center, which oversees Fountain Park. “After that it was simply a matter of emails, a few sunny warm days, and coordinating things,” said Ligenfelter. Dave Ervin and Greg Harris of Ervin & Harris Landscaping, LLC gave expert advice and picked up the sugar maple trees, donating one. Paul Bronz, of P & S Tree Service, of Feeding Hills cut down the eight 40-foot tall pine trees and removed them from the property. Jay Emirzian, of Green Meadow Farm in Wilbraham used his tractor to move the fallen trees off lawn. Fred Spain of Arbor Line Stump Removal from Ware ground the stumps. When we mentioned we needed directions back to Wilbraham the bartender told us that the restaurant was actually owned by Wilbraham residents Thomas and Tracy Dineen, also co-owners of Houligan’s Pub on Boston Road in Wilbraham now being renovated. The staff also told us that The Somers Grill had recently undergone extensive changes itself. Instead of being a typical barroom the ambience now was the perfect mix of traditional Irish Pub meets New York City culinary experiment. TIMES photo submitted A row of shade trees was recently planted at Fountain Park. (From left) are volunteers Mary and Norah Dumala; Russ and Sherry Jack; Nan and Mike Lingenfelter; Sofia, Arva and Dave Carlson. Entrees Our entrees arrived with fanfare. I received what they call a Flatbread but I would call a small pizza. My Spinach Pesto Pie Flat Bread ($11.99) was served on a wooden pizza peel for added presentation. The Flat Bread was visually gorgeous with purple onion, a generous layer of dark green pesto, creamy white feta cheese and mozzarella piled high with just the right amount of chicken and diced red tomato. The crust, or bread, was perfection, crisp on the outside and doughy hot inside. Amongst the myriad of beers on tap there was a wacko looking Spray Paint Can tap. I decided to try it and the Sam Adams Rebel IPA ($6.50) is the first West Coast style IPA from Samuel Adams - drinkable. My companion ordered the Boneless Chicken Wings ($12.99) with the Honey Barbeque as an entree. What is a very traditional offering in most establishments was carefully thought out and created, rather than “opened” and dropped in a fryer. The house-made sauce was more like a tangy citrus glaze and COMMITTEE from page 13 fire and immediate feedback, whether through their iPads or iPods or video games, in wrestling with something that is new and difficult and challenging, they’re quick to give up and say ‘I don’t know. Come help me,’” Caruana said. “And what we’re really trying to do is get kids to wrestle with it for a while and take a different look at problem solving and getting the wrong answers.” The elementary school principals urged the committee to provide them with investments to support teaching and learning in the form of general educational interventionists, reading support personnel, math support personnel, and literacy and math coaches. “We need personnel,” Caruana said. “We need coaches and extra support personnel.” Correspondent Janet Wise can be reached at [email protected] it thickly coated the crisp, juicy chicken filets. The coleslaw was not a traditional vinegar marinated blend but rather a freshly made mayonnaise based salad. It lacked flavor but the crunch accompanied the chicken well. With a delectable slice of carrot cake packaged nicely togo, my companion and I decided to return to the Somers Grill and Tap Room again soon. There were still 24 beers on tap still left to taste! The Somers Grill and Tap Room opens daily at 11 a.m. No reservations are needed. The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES November 6, 2014 8 [email protected] @turleysports www.turleysports.com Page 17 acebook.com/turleysports SPORTS Falcons outlast South Hadley 3-2 in field hockey quarterfinals By Nate Rosenthal Turley Publications Sports Correspondent Julie Torchia controls the ball and tries to move away from the South Hadley defense. Turley Publications photo by David Henry Lady Falcons blank Lady Lancers in season finale By Nate Rosenthal Turley Publications Sports Correspondent WILBRAHAM - The Minnechaug girls’ volleyball team finished their regular with a dominant performance against Longmeadow, beating them in straight sets, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-19. They end the season as they had a year ago at 15-3 and enter the playoff as the top seed. This time they hope to finish the job. A year ago, the Falcons beat Longmeadow in their final regular season match. But when they met in the semifinals, it was quite different and the Falcons lost three to two. Longmeadow went on to beat Chicopee Comp in the finals to win Western Mass. The two could meet again and if Minnechaug beats East Longmeadow, while Longmeadow bats Amherst. If Please see volleyball, page 20 WILBRAHAM - The Minnechaug field hockey team took its first step towards a return to the finals with a 3-2 win over South Hadley. The Falcons, seeded fourth held off a late run by the fifth-ranked Tigers and will take on topseeded Longmeadow in the semifinals this week. Minnechaug never trailed in the game, scoring first 12 minutes into the game. By the midpoint of the second half, they had scored two more times and appeared to be in command at 3-0. With just over five minutes left, the Tigers got on the board and with just over a minute to play, they scored again to make it a one goal game. The final minute was hectic, as the Tigers kept knocking on the door. But in the end, the Falcons held them off. The early pressure was brought to bear by Minnechaug as they swarmed the South Hadley end. They got off a couple of shots near the goal in the first two minutes by Liz Mastrio and Mary Clare Crochiere. At 27:25 the pressure got them the first of their many penalty corners. In the fourth minute, Mastrio put one on goal from the left side. Brittany Cote made the stop. She had another in the sixth from the right and Cote was there again. In the 10th minute, Kamryn Jebb put one on goal from ten yards on the right and that was followed by a shot wide left by Allie Fedak. Seconds later, at 18:42, Minnechaug had another penalty corner and it was Mastrio with her third shot on goal in the 12th minute. That pressure resulted in a goal for the Falcons, when Jebb sent a pass from Please see Field Hockey, page 18 Falcons take fifth at states; Hunt finishes seventh By Nate Rosenthal Turley Publications Sports Correspondent WEST SPRINGFIELD - The Minnechaug boys golf team finished off a great year on the links with a fifth place finish at the Division I state championship match this past week. The team got to play relatively close to home with the match being held at the Springfield Country Club in West Springfield. That completes a stellar season for the Falcons that included top honors at the Western Mass Division I Sectionals and a title in the Valley Wheel. The Falcons tied Please see GOLF, page 20 Turley Publications photo by Gregory A. Scibelli Steven Hunt tees off the 12th hole. He represented Minnechaug well in the state championship match on Oct. 27 at Springfield Country Club. Falcons drop season finale to Ludlow 2-1 By Tim Peterson Turley Publications Sports Correspondent and they’ve made me a better coach. This is a very close team this year and I think we’re moving in the right direction.” Ludlow, who was eliminatWILBRAHAM— Senior ed from postseason contention forward Kailah Papuga and her by the Lady Falcons last year, teammates on the Ludlow girls’ wrapped up the regular season varsity soccer team had no idea with an 11-3-4 overall record. that head coach Katie Marino The fourth-seeded Lady Lions was just one win away from th are scheduled to host either posting her 100 career victory fifth-seeded East Longmeadow entering the final match of the or 12th-seeded Renaissance in regular season against Coombs a Western Mass. Division 1 Division rival Minnechaug. quarterfinal match on Thursday Papuga scored a pair of night at 6pm. goals and Marino achieved her Minnechaug, who finmilestone following a 2-1 vicished the regular season with tory on a rainy evening at Fala 9-3-6 mark, is the third-seed cons Field in Wilbraham, last despite losing both regular Wednesday. season games against Ludlow. “We really didn’t know The Lady Falcons are also anything about it,” said Papuscheduled to host a quarterfiga, who has been a member of nal game against either sixththe varsity team since she was Turley Publications photo by David Henry seeded Pittsfield or 11th-seeded a sophomore. “Coach Marino Allison Coopee makes a free kick for the Falcons. Amherst at 4 p.m. on Thursday is an awesome coach and she’s afternoon. probably very happy about Last Wednesday’s loss 131 games as the Lady Lions head coach reaching the milestone.” against Ludlow spoiled Minnechaug’s from 1982-1991. Marino, who has been the Lady Li“I’m very happy that I won my 100th senior night festivities. ons head coach since 2004, is the second The Lady Falcons four seniors, winningest coach in the history of the career game with this group of players,” Marino said. “They’ve taught me a lot program. Philip Dallessio won a total of Please see soccer, page 20 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 18 November 6, 2014 FIELD HOCKEY from page 17 Holyoke Catholic looking for nominees CHICOPEE - Holyoke Catholic High School is now accepting nominations for the Hall of Fame Class of 2015. Nominees should be alumni (prior to the class of 2005) who exemplified extraordinary sportsmanship on and off the field. If you know of an alum (individual athlete, team or coach) who you think should be honored, please contact the Holyoke Catholic Advancement Office at [email protected] Turley Publications photoS by David Henry Liz Mastrio sprints up the field. The deadline for submissions for this sports section is the Monday before publication by noon. To send in information, contact Sports Editor Dave Forbes, at 413-283-8393 ext. 237, send an e-mail to [email protected] or send it through the mail to: Turley Publications c/o Sports Editor Dave Forbes, 24 Water St. Palmer, MA 01069 Mackenzie Murphy starts the ball dragging up the right side. the top of the circle to Fedak who was right in front of the right post. Fedak took a step and shot, sending the ball into the left corner of the goal. The time was 11:57 and Minnechaug had a 1-0 lead. Less than a minute later, it was another penalty corner for the Falcons. South Hadley got its first good chance in the 18th minute, when Hannah Menard put one just wide of the goal. That led to a penalty corner for the Tigers. Menard had another shot, this time on goal and stopped by Jessica Henry and then South Hadley got another penalty corner. They kept up their pressure as Taylor Guertin put a 15-yarder on Henry in the 21st minute. After the Falcons cleared, the Tigers came back and stayed on Henry. Ali Rondeau had a shot on goal in the 25th that was kicked away by Henry and Emily Florence put one on her in the 27th minute. Minnechaug got back in the next minute and Mastrio took one from eight yards that Cote stopped. The Falcons go a penalty corner, their fourth of the half. With 20 seconds to play, Beau Kass put over the goal. Minnechaug led 1-0 through the first half. The Tigers came out quickly after the break and Menard put one on Henry from 16 yards in the first minute. After Mastrio was wide left in the fourth, the Tigers cleared and got it down to Minnechaug end. There they got a penalty corner. But Minnechaug was quick to clear and with a breakaway by Mastrio and Fedak, they scored at 5:51. Mastrio was just inside the circle near the top and she sent a pass left to Fedak who was about eight yards on the elft. Fedak went far corner for the goal. In the ninth minute, Minnechaug go a penalty corner, which was followed almost immediately by a shot on goal by Margaret Finnegan in the tenth minute. The ball got cleared and for a minute or so, the Tigers had it in the Minnechaug end. Then in the 13th minute, Mastrio used her speed to take it from one end to the other, resulting in an unassisted goal from 14 yards. The time was 17:27 left in the game and that third goal seemed to put the Falcons in control. South Hadley would have none of that. They got a penalty corner in the 14th minute and shots by Guertin, Florence and Kate O’Neill in a minute and a half. O’Neill’s was on goal. Minnechaug got a couple penalty corners in the 17th minute and a shot on goal by Mastrio in the 19th. Seconds after that they had another penalty corner. The last 10 minutes seemingly belonged to South Hadley. After a penalty corner at 10:03, they got a shot on goal by Rondeau from eight yards in the 22nd minute and another wide right by Menard in the 24th. With 5:17 to play, they got on the board, as Guertin converted a pass from Menard to make it 3-1. More pressure was put on by the Tigers and while no shots were on goal, they kept close to Henry forcing her around. With 1:01 remaining Guertin pulled the Tigers to within a point with an unassisted goal from six yards out. The Tigers were all over the Minnechaug end in those final 61 seconds. They did not get a shot on goal, but they came close on a couple of rushes. Time ran out and Minnechaug had hung on. Henry had eight saves in the game, facing 10 shots over the course. PICK UP YOUR NOVEMBER ISSUE OF FE]WXEXITEVIRX Western Mass. 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That winner will go to the state semifinals. BOYS SOCCER The Falcons finished their season with a win over Northampton and a loss to Pittsfield. Their final overall record was 14-3-1 and they were 5-2-1 in the Smith, second to Amherst. They were also second to the Hurricanes in the Division I seeding. They will open their postseason at home against number seven, Agawam. The end would be a title at Westfield State. CROSS COUNTRY The boys were 4-5 on the season and the girls were 5-4. Still to go are the PVIACs in Westfield and the Western Mass Championships in Northfield for the team. Some individuals may qualify for the State Championship in Norton. GIRLS SOCCER The Lady Falcons lost their final match, 2-1 to Ludlow and were 9-3-6 in their overall record. The loss dropped them 0-3-5 in the Coombs. They will go into the playoffs, trying to win back to back Western Mass Division I titles, as the third seed. Drawing a bye in the first round, they will meet the winner of the Pittsfield (6) and Amherst (11) game in the quarterfinals. If they can keep winning, they will be at Westfield State for the finals. Pittsfield ad East Longmeadow. The finals will be held at Holyoke Community College. GOLF FIELD HOCKEY Minnechaug beat Westside 3-0 and tied Agawam 1-1 in their final games this week. At 13-4-1 they enter the postseason as the fourth seed in Division I. They open with a match up against number five, South Hadley. The Lady Falcons were 52-1 in the South Division second to Longmeadow. After the quarters against South Hadley is Longmeadow in the semifinals at West Springfield, followed by the finals. VOLLEYBALL The Lady Falcons rolled past Longmeadow 3-0 in the season finale and finished 15-3 overall. They were second to Frontier in the Eastern Division at 6-2. Minnechaug won the top seed in Division II and play the winner of the 8/9 game, The boys were 16-2 over the regular season and won the Valley Wheel with a perfect 8-0 record. The Western Mass championships in Great Barrington and state championships in West Springfield are all that remain. GYMNASTICS Minnechaug finished at 8-4 in the regular season. In their final meet, they were second to Chicopee Comp, 128.65128.50. Agawam was third at 125.725. The Western Mass championships in Westfield are next. Compiled by Sports Correspondent Nate Rosenthal Devils rally with two goals to burn Falcons Despite an early two-goal deficit, the Albany Devils were able to rally past the Springfield Falcons, 4-2, Wednesday at the Times Union Center. The teams will face each other seven more times this season. Springfield goaltender Oscar Dansk turned away 13 of 17 shots, while his Albany counterpart, Keith Kincaid, stopped 30 of 32. Both the Falcons and Devils were able to convert on 1-of-5 power play opportunities. The Falcons scored two quick goals before getting a response from the Devils in the first period. Captain Ryan Craig opened scoring just 1:10 into the game. Craig skated the puck across the blue line and into the Devils’ zone. His shot from the right wing beat Kinkaid and put the Falcons up, 1-0. Domenic Monardo earned credit for the assist. Craig extended the Falcons lead with a power play goal 6:00 later. T.J. Tynan slid the puck across the slot to Craig, who earned his second tally of the game with a strong wrist shot from the left circle. The Devils started their rally with 5:09 remaining in the period. Graham Black shoveled a shot in front of the crease that hit Dansk in the left shoulder and tumbled into the net. Corbin McPherson and Stefan Matteau each earned a point for assisting on the goal. 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Daniels scored in the 29th and 56th minutes to give the guests a two-goal lead that the hosts quickly chopped down with strikes from Carlos Diniz and Jared Joaquin in the 64th and 69th minutes, respectively. The draw allowed the Lusitanos to finish the Fall 2014 season with a 6-0-4 (22 points), tops in the ASL. The Riders finished the campaign unable to reach the win column after going 0-3-6 (6 points). Saturday’s contest was a rematch of the season opener between the Commonwealth clubs, which also ended in a draw. But this time around, it appeared that Western Mass would walk away with a win thanks to Daniels’ performance. The Lusitano striker opened the scoring just before the half-hour when he slotted through a pass from Luke Perry, beating goalkeeper Malcolm Cheney. Daniels added another near the hour, giving the guests a two-goal lead amid the rainy and windy conditions that swept through New England on Saturday. But the Riders wouldn’t let Daniels – or the weather – stop them from trying to get back in the game. Diniz answered eight minutes after Daniels’ second goal, while Joaquin canceled out the guests’ advantage in with just over 20 minutes remaining. Western Mass made a trio of late substitutions in the hopes of reclaiming the lead, but the go-ahead never arrived as the season finale ended on level terms. The start date for the Spring 2015 campaign will be announced in 2015. Western Mass was founded in 1997 and started playing in 1998. In 1999, the second year of the franchise, they won the USL D-3 Pro League championship. In 2005 they reigned as the regular season champions, were USL Second Division finalists, and hosted the National Championship match. In 2010 they joined the PDL, to focus on developing future professional soccer players. In 2014, the system added a professional franchise, the Western Mass Professional Soccer Club, to the American Soccer League (ASL) competing in Region 1. The Western Mass Professional Soccer Club also operates numerous youth camps throughout western Massachusetts. Continue to refer to the Western Mass Professional Soccer Club website or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. For more information about this release, please contact the Pioneers office at (413) 5834814 or via email at [email protected] com. SOCCER from page 17 Kayla Murphy passes the ball off under pressure. Turley Publications photoS by David Henry Ashley Jones advances up the field. who were honored during a pre-game ceremony, are Natalie Morales, Marissa Falcetti, Caitlin MacGregor, and Kayla Murphy. “Our four seniors have been to the Western Mass. Division 1 finals the past three years,” said Minnechaug head coach Nundi Goncalves “They’re a little bit disappointed about losing tonight, but we’re hoping to perform well in the tournament once again this year.” Following the ceremony, it began to rain and the match was delayed for 25 minutes after a lightning siren, which is located at the high school roof, went off. The Lady Lions took a 10 lead during the 15th minute on a goal by Papuga, who outhustled a defender for a loose ball before firing a wide open shot into the right corner past Minnechaug junior goalkeeper Emma Weisse. Ludlow senior midfielder Jessica Holley was credited with the assist on Papuga’s first goal. Weisse, who only had to make three saves in the contest, is the fourth goalkeeper used by Goncalves this season. She began the season as a midfielder. “I have to give Emma a lot of credit for stepping up and becoming our fourth starting goalkeeper. This was her second start of her career tonight,” Goncalves said. “She played well in tough conditions. There is a lot of pressure being a goalie because you’re the last line of defense.” Freshman Tamra Zippin was the starting goalkeeper before suffering an injury in VOLLEYBALL from page 17 that happens, the Falcons will be ready to make amends for last year. The first game set the tone, as the Falcons gradually pulled away. It was still a one point game midway through. The Falcons pulled away at the end for a 2519 win. The second set was close for the first seven points to 4-3. Then the Falcons took charge and at times had opned the lead to 12 points, before settling in at 2516. With a 2-0 lead the Falcons were able to get some other players into the match. It remained close until the end, still three points at 19-16. They did lose the lead a couple of times, but quickly regained their footing and finished off the 251-19 win. After taking a 3-0 lead, the Falcons a road match against Belchertown at the beginning of October. She’s expected to be the starting keeper in the Lady Falcons quarterfinal match. “I think Tamra will be ready to go in our first tournament game,” Goncalves said. “She’s been practicing, but I really didn’t want to start her in tonight’s game.” Weisse received plenty of help from her defensive unit led by freshman Allison Coopee, sophomore Tessa Lagodich, junior Ashley Jones, and MacGregor. Down at the other end of the field, Ludlow senior goalkeeper Meagan McCarthy was credited with a total of 10 saves. “Our goalkeeper just played an amazing game tonight,” Marino said. “It was their senior night and they really tested us in the first half. I thought we settled down during the second half.” The Lady Lions defensive saw the Lancers come back with five and hold onto the lead through 8-7. With Ali Coelho serving the Falcons got the lead and never gave it up. The score went from 8-8 to 15-10 and from that point on, the Falcons held them at arms length. The Lancers got back to two at 15-13 on a couple of aces, but in short order, the Falcons got it back to five at 20-15. They finished with a 25-19 win. As they had in the first game, Minnechaug scored the first three points. This time the Lancers never got even. After the score went to 4-3. Minnechaug scored the next five points and eight of nine. On an Ellen Moraitis block, they led 12-4. Landeck had a couple of aces to make it 15-5 and the margin got to 12 is led by sophomore Andrea Jozefczyk, sophomore Nissa Pereira, junior Morgan Foye, and senior Kelsey Jordan. The score remained 1-0 until the 78th minute when a shot by Papuga from the right corner that slipped over the goal-line past the Lady Falcons keeper for an unassisted goal. With 38 seconds remaining in the game, Minnechaug was given a penalty kick following a hand ball in the box. The penalty kick was taken by junior midfielder Jaileen Goncalves, who fired a linedrive shot into the left corner of the goal. It ruined McCarthy’s shutout bid, but the Lady Lions were still able to celebrate their second victory of the season against the Lady Falcons. The two teams could possibly face each other for the third time this season in the Western Mass. finals next weekend. at 18-6 with a Stephanie Chapin kill. The Lancers closed at the end scoring three in a row, before Zoe Lipkens finished the set with a tip for the 25-16 win. In third set, 3-0 was once again the starting point. Lipkens was serving. Longmeadow would tie it on an ace at 5-5 and then take a 6-5 lead. They also led 8-7 and got it up to 12-9. Then Minnechaug ran off seven straight points with six coming on Lipkens’ service. A Paulina Modestow tip made it 16-12. The rest of the way, the Falcons kept t the Lancers at arms’ length. They got as close as three at 19-16, but with an ace by Coelho, the score was 24-18. The Falcons won it moments later. November 6, 2014 Golf from page 17 for the best record in Western Mass during the regular season as well. As a team, Minnechaug scored 314 points along with Algonquin. The team winner was Xaverian of Westwood with 299, two strokes ahead of St. John’s Prep of Danvers. A year ago, the two teams tied for the state title. Ahead of the Falcons were LincolnSudbury at 307 and both Boston College High and Central Catholic with 312. The other Western Mass team, Longmeadow was eighth at 323. It was another Falcon who topped the Western Mass field. Stephen Hunt, who was the winner at Western Mass, was once again the leader amongst Western Mass finishers at the state event. His 75 was good enough to give him a tie for seventh overall in the individual scoring. Just three strokes back from Hunt, was Jeff Proulx, with a 78. The individual winner was Jack Lang of Lexington who posted a 68 to beat out James Turner of St. John’s Prep by one stroke. Owen Quinn of Wachusett, 72, Max Ferrari of Framingham and Jason Short of Marlborough, 73 and Matt Hutchins,74 of Lincoln-Sudbury finished ahead of Hunt. Brendan Ridge, of BC High was tied with him. “I am very pleased with how we did as a team,” Hunt said. “It’s been a great year for us and I am glad I could be a part of it. Personally I am happy with my score and finishing as high as I did. After a pretty good season last year, it seemed like I forgot how to play golf when it came to states. This time was much better.” That was the case for Hunt. He led a solid contingent to the aforementioned accomplishments and did himself proud with a great showing at the sectional and state matches. After winning at Western Mass a week ago, Hunt went out as part of the top foursome. Through the front nine, he would record a 34 to lead the entire field. That was one stroke ahead of the next set of players, Turner and Quinn and two in front of Lang, Hutchins, Short and Matt Johnson of Lincoln-Sudbury, all of whom posted 36s. On the back nine, Lang then shot a 32, a full five strokes under par for a 68 to beat out Turner’s 69 for top honors. That they finished under 70 was a great feat, as last year the best scores were 72. The team winner, Xaverian, had five of their six players shoot 80 or under, as did St. John’s Prep with four of their six in the 70s and one in the 60s. The difference was two strokes, 299-301. The Falcons 314 after having scored 347 a year ago, when they finished ninth. It would be easy to say the course was a great deal easier, since all of the scores were lower, but that would not be fair to Minnechaug. The leaders in 2013, Xaverian and St. John’s Prep had 312. This year they were better by 11 and 13 strokes. The Falcons improved by 33 strokes and that was significant. It started with Hunt, who shot 88 in 2013 and improved by 13 himself. The only other returnee was Matt Gurski, who went from 84 to 80. None of the six a year ago broke 80 and three were 90 or greater. This year, all six were below 90 with Hunt and Steve Proulx under 80. The remaining Falcons were: Gurski, 80, Mike Proulx, 81, Bobby Tremblay, 83 and Corey Page, 86. “The guys did a great job,” said Coach Ben Ellis. “We carried over from the regular season into the championships. I was hoping we could finish at least fifth and that is what we did. Of that, I am proud.” November 6, 2014 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 21 TIMES photo by David Miles ‘Red Dog’ at Farmers Market… Christine Przewoznik, of Red Dog Farm in Wilbraham, sells her wares at the Hampden Farmers’ Market “Harvest Festival” Oct. 18. Dexter Mason Andrews October 14, 2014 Parents: Ashley & Chip Andrews of Enfield, CT Grandparents: Wendy & Gary Delcamp of Southwick Mikki & Peter Hinman of New Hartford, CT Woody Andrews & Mary Breslin of California TIMES photo submitted Reads to the children… Wilbraham Police Officer Peter Laviolette recently read some books to children during Storytime at the Wilbraham Public Library. They also toured his patrol car. (From left) are James Wadzinski, Bryce Beckel, Ava Danio, Adalyn Murray, Jillian True, Tommy Hutcheson, Officer Laviolette, Kiera Horne, Daniel Heinold, Mason Foerster, Ryan Mackie, Calvin Webster and Joey Woytowicz. United Players to stage performances Nov. 7 WILBRAHAM – The Wilbraham United Players will begin to stage performances of the comedy “The Man Who Came to Dinner” Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. located at United Church. Written by Moss Hart and George Kaufman, the play takes place at Christmastime in a small Ohio town during the 1930s. Radio personality Sheridan Whiteside (Paul Nesbit) is invited to dinner at the home of a conservative upper middle class family, after suffering an injury, and they have no choice but to put up with his antics. The cast features Nesbit of Springfield, Stacy Gilmour of Wilbraham, and Carolyn Averill of Wilbraham, Mark Jacobson of Springfield, and Don Clements of Wilbraham. The production is directed by Deborah Trimble, with set design by Greg Trochlil, and is co-produced by Stacy Gilmour and Patricia Colkos. Performances run through Sunday, Nov. 16. For show times, tickets and more information, contact the box office at 596-6117 or logon to wilbrahamunitedplayers.com. Christmas Show off the newest member of your family! On Thursday, December 18th The Wilbraham-Hampden Times will dedicate a special section to all babies born in 2014. 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Lifestyle Course “Our goal is to focus on families,” Head Professional and Hampden native Billy Downes said. “(The intent is to) make (HCC) a lifestyle course.” Downes noted that they have already begun construction on a new, 25,000 square-foot clubhouse that includes dining facilities, spa, male and female locker rooms, pro shop, tennis courts and a splash pad and play scape for children. “This will be one of the best if not the best courses in Massachusetts,” Downes said. Howarth addressed members of the Hampden Country Club Buffer Committee (HCCBC), a group of concerned residents who abut the Country Club, principally along Raymond Drive, who have taken HCC and the Planning Board to court, asking them if the berm were to be taken down, “are you fine with it?” Their lawyer, Atty. Tom Miranda said that they would need to look at something more specific, particularly, “the number and type of trees.” HCCBC member Chip LeClerc requested that the Planning Board hold off any decision until the Superior Court makes its ruling. “I think it would be inappropriate for any elected board to sit on their hands and wait for TIMES staff photo by Tyler S. Witkop Hampden Country Club General Manager Guy Antonacci (second from right) addresses concerns about golf ball flight patterns along the course layout, raised by residents Chip LeClerc (left), Stu Fuller (second from left) and Atty. Tom Miranda (right). a court to tell the town how to operate,” said Planning Board alternate Richard R. Green. Green sat on the hearing at the advice of town counsel Atty. Dave Martel, as two members of the board recused themselves and without Green, there would not be a quorum of voting members. “We have the power of the special permit to go back and enforce the issue.” Miranda and HCCBC member Stu Fuller raised concerns over golf ball distance and trajectory. Fuller noted that in his research, on certain holes such as seven, eight and 11, golfers, particularly long hitting amateurs and professionals, could conceivably hit balls off houses and into residential property. “I think that’s a real concern,” Miranda said. “We should err on the side of caution.” Abide by the Bylaw “None of us can prognosticate the future,” Fitzgerald said in response. “That’s why we’re willing to abide by the bylaw.” Green said to HCCBC members and residents in the audience that if anyone notices balls in their yard to bring complaints to the Planning Board so that additional trees and other protective measures can be implemented and enforced. “I played golf at Hampden Country Club for some 25 years,” said resident and avid golfer Don Collins. “On the seventh (hole) I’ve never seen a ball enter the property line. On the eighth (hole) I’ve seen only a couple balls roll onto the property line.” Much of the concern of residents was over the interpretation of the 100-foot buffer strip, as defined in the Town Bylaws for a Golf Recreation District. According to the bylaws, “In all areas where the golf course abuts existing or proposed property development, the one hundred (100) foot landscaped buffer strip shall be densely treed to help reduce the hazard of misdirected golf balls to the neighbors.” Among the residents, former Selectman James Smith and Rita Vail both interpreted that to mean 100-feet of trees. Former Selectman Mark Casey noted that buffers had not been enforced for years along much of the zoning districts in town. “It’s up to the Planning Board to decide,” he said. Planning Board Chairman John Matthews, along with the rest of the voting members of the board, interpreted the definition to mean a 100-foot landscaped area that was “densely treed.” He pointed to the past plans and layout of the golf course, which never had 100-feet of trees bordering the property lines. Casey noted that the one issue he sees with the proposal outlined by HCC is that over cottages along the course. He said there are no provisions for such lodgings in the bylaws, as hotels/ motels and temporary lodgings are prohibited. A search of the Town Bylaws supports Casey’s statements, as such are prohibited “Principle Uses” in the bylaws in the Golf Recreation District. Where it may fall into a permissible area is that Fitzgerald wants the cottages listed as “accessory buildings.” Page 35 of the bylaws allows for an accessory building or other structure by special permit. Should the Planning Board decide that the use is prohibited the method for changing bylaws is through a vote at town meeting. Matthews noted that rather than require residents bring complaints before the board as the primary means for enforcement, “a yearly review is a possibility,” should they issue the special permit. The Planning Board continued the hearing until a later date in order to give other elected offices and residents 30 days from the posting date of the hearing to review the documents and issue concerns. In addition, the board is allowing HCCBC to issue a point-by-point outline of their concerns and HCC the ability to respond. Tyler S. Witkop can be reached at [email protected] Ludlow Lodge of Elks No. 2448 69 Chapin Street • Ludlow, MA 01056 ◆ 583-2448 Yellow House Gift Certicates make great gifts! 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This ith October now in the past, year’s standard, or trivalent, vaccine covthe 2014-2015 flu season ers the A/California/7/2009 H1N1, A/ – October through May – has Texas/50/2012 H3N2 and B/Massachunow officially begun. Public health offi- setts/2/2012-like viruses. The quadrivacials encourage everyone over the age of lent vaccine covers an additional B/Brissix months to be vaccinated, either with bane/60/2008-like virus. the nasal spray or standard shot. WilbraIndividual influenza viruses are clasham’s Public Health Nurse Lee Giglietti sified between types A and B. encourages a “common sense approach” This past month, the Wilbraham to disease prevention this year. Senior Center was busy administering “The more people who get a flu flu shots to seniors and first responders. shot, it’s better for the community,” Gi- According to Giglietti, they used all of glietti said. 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Glen Clark puts the cuffs on senior citizen Harry Setian when nurse Poppy Nelson gives him his flu shot at the Flu Shot Clinic for senior citizens and Wilbraham first responders Oct. 21 at the Wilbraham Senior Center. symptoms could include a mild fever and body aches. According to a fact sheet from the American Lung Association, patients with chronic illnesses are at a higher risk of developing flu as well as children with upper respiratory infections, and should receive vaccinations. Giglietti encourages individuals use “common sense” in their approach to disease prevention. “The best thing to do is wash your hands,” she said. “Cover your mouth when you cough. If you cover your mouth with your hands, wash your hands before you touch anything.” She noted it is recommended to cough into the sleeve. “If you’re sick, stay home. You should not be at work. This goes for children, too.” This approach works for preventing all diseases, she noted, from flu to the Enterovirus D-68 strain that is making headlines across the country. There has been one reported case of the virus in the commonwealth, in the greater Boston area. ‘Does Not Know Borders’ “Infectious disease does not know borders,” Giglietti said. She said that the D-68 strain is one of many forms of enterovirus. She noted that there hasn’t been a case reported in Western Mass. and that both the state Please see FLU SHOT, page 25 Receive a 60 Minute Massage for $70 per person Call Christine to schedule today 413-313-1104 Located in Monson ~ Gift Certiﬁcates Available (Sources: Department of Health and Human Services and American Lung Association fact sheets) From 1976 to 2007, it is estimated between 3,000 and 49,000 people died from influenza in the United States alone. One study has shown a 77 percent reduction in flu-related hospitalizations among people 50 and over who receive vaccinations. Flu shots do not contain live viruses and therefore cannot give people flu. Nasal sprays contain live, attenuated (weakened) viruses, and cannot cause flu illness. Individuals ages 50 and over, children ages six months – 18 years, pregnant women and those with chronic illness are at the highest risk of developing flu-related complications. Vaccination side effects can range from soreness, low grade fever to localized aches. Spray side effects can include vomiting, headache, muscle aches, wheezing, fever and sore throat. Severe allergic reactions are possible. Those who think they have been injured as a result of the vaccine can file claims through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program at 800-3382382. 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Symptoms of enterovirus can be similar to cold-like symptoms, Giglietti explained, but it will present itself a little more severely. “If someone tells you they can’t breathe, get them help immediately,” she said, adding that regardless of the disease, shortness of breath and breathing difficulty is a serious health issue requiring immediate attention. Further, she said that if individuals have difficulty deciphering between symptoms and normal aches and pains, that they should call their primary care physician. Giglietti also offered her thoughts on the current international Ebola scare. “We [in the United States] have the supportive measures that aren’t available in the countries ravaged by the disease,” commented Giglietti. She noted that in many of the nations be- PET OF THE MONTH Meet Bella! All decked out in her Halloween costume! Bella is a 2 year old Golden Retriever. She lives with Tom, Diane & Kelley Dufault in Wilbraham. She loves Halloween! ing affected by the virus, citizens don’t have access to clean water or sanitary medical facilities. “We’ve had one death in this country,” she continued, referring to the case of Thomas Duncan in Texas. “None of his family has gotten sick,” she said, noting that his family members came in contact with him. According to a fact sheet she supplied from the state, Ebola can only be contracted by touching the bodily fluids of an infected person or objects such as needles that have also touched an infected person. The virus is not transmitted through food, water or air. According to WHO, men recovered from the disease can still transmit it sexually up to seven weeks after recovery. Giglietti suggested that anyone with questions or in need of more information call the stateoperated 211 number. She noted that she has called the number Most birds that are kept as pets are native to a rainforest climate. Owners need to prepare their bird for the change in temperature and humidity that occurs during indoor winters. Your pet will become stressed if not properly cared for, and his immune system and metabolism will suffer. Environment and Temperature Keep his cage in a room with a humidifier. Periodically spray or mist him with water, simulating rain. For smaller birds, place a bird bath in his cage — large enough for him to walk in and out of with ease, but not deeper than the bird itself. In general, try not to allow the temperature in your bird’s cage to shift dramatically. Birds like to establish a comfort zone in their cage, and react poorly to environmental shifts. Nutrition A stressed bird’s metabolism shifts, making it more vulnerable to health problems — try the following steps to avoid them: Diversify your bird’s diet. Birds should be fed pellets and a vegetable mix. He also needs ample protein, fats, and carbohydrates so adding beans, corn, spinach, and bits of fruit are important. Consult with an animal professional if you have questions about a proper winter diet for your bird. Molting Birds respond to changes in photoperiods (days becoming longer and shorter seasonally) by molting their feathers so that they can replace those that are damaged and worn. It is natural, and should be expected. However, if he is picking out his own feathers it could be a sign of stress or illness. Bring him to your vet immediately. It could be parasites (mites), bacterial infections, low humidity, boredom or attention seeking behavior. ELDOTC East Longmeadow Dog Obedience Training Club Classes held at 144 Shaker Road East Longmeadow, MA Obedience Training - Beginner to Utility LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Facebook.com/eldogobediencetrainingclub Classes held every Wed. & Thurs. 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The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 26 November 6, 2014 Schools School Lunch MENUS Elementary and Middle Schools Minnechaug Regional High School Monday, Nov. 10 Popcorn chicken, roasted sweet potato, brown rice Monday, Nov. 10 Asian Rice Bowl – Chicken, choices of sauce, brown rice and LoMein, broccoli, carrots Main Street Deli – Crispy chicken wrap Falcon Grille Daily – Cheese/veggie or chicken burger w/ toppings Pizza Daily – Veggie Specialty – Grilled chicken, Caesar, buffalo chicken, or chef salad, assorted wraps Tuesday, Nov. 11 Veterans Day – no school Wednesday, Nov. 12 Pasta w/meatsauce, garden salad, red pepper strips Thursday, Nov. 13 Oven roasted chicken, red bliss roasted potato, garlic green beans, dinner roll Friday, Nov. 14 Pizza, garden salad Fresh local fruits and vegetables daily. Daily lunch is $2.50. Milk is 50 cents, included with all lunches, 1% or fat free chocolate. Make checks payable to School Food Services. 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The Applicant is requesting special permit approval as required under Section 188.8.131.52 of the Wilbraham Zoning By-Law because the footprint of the existing 30’ by 26’ detached garage and the proposed 21’ by 21’ attached garage would create a combined total garage space footprint area of approximately 1,221 square feet as shown on information on file and available for public inspection in the Planning Office. Jeffrey Smith Acting Chairman 10/30,11/6/14 WILBRAHAM PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING The Wilbraham Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 7:30 PM in the Town Office Building, 240 Springfield Street, on the application of Henrique Baltazar regarding a proposal to remove the existing single-family dwelling, to retain the existing detached garage and to construct a new single-family residential dwelling with an attached garage on property owned by Christopher Baltazar, WILBRAHAM PLANNING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING The Wilbraham Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 7:45 PM in the Town Office Building, 240 Springfield Street, on the application of Wilbraham LF Solar, LLC for site plan approval as required under sections 184.108.40.206 and 10.7 of the Wil braham Zoning By-Law to allow the development of an approximately 925 kilowatt (DC) large-scale, groundmounted solar energy system consisting of approximately 3,000 solar photovoltaic panels supported on ballasted racking assemblies and associated ancillary equipment and site improvements to be installed on approximately 4 acres of land situated on top of and adjacent to the closed municipal landfill on property owned by Town of Wilbraham located at 2720 Boston Road as shown on information on file and available for public inspection in the Planning Office. Jeffrey Smith Acting Chairman 10/30,11/6/14 TOWN OF WILBRAHAM BOARD OF SELECTMEN 240 Springfield St, Wilbraham, MA 01095 LEGAL NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL POLICE FACILITY REAL ESTATE ACQUISITION The Town of Wilbraham is accepting proposals for real estate acquisition, and/or lease, for a new police facility. The real estate must contain at minimum one point eight (1.80) acres, and at a maximum of six (6.00) acres of contiguous land located STATE ZIP STATE ZIP YOUR NAME on Boston Road as a single location within the Town of Wilbraham. Additional Min imum Requirements of the real estate are listed in the proposal document. Com plete specifications and RFP packet is available from the Town of Wilbraham, Board of Selectmen Office, 240 Springfield Street, Wilbra ham, MA. 01095, (413) 5962800 X101 Attn: Candace Gaumond at cgaumond @wilbraham-ma.gov. This is the same address for the delivery of proposal submissions. 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The Town of Wilbraham, Board of Selectmen, the Awarding Authority, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, waive informalities, and to award a contract in the best interest of the Town. 11/6/14 The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES November 6, 2014 Page 27 Schools College application process more than clicking ‘apply’ By Cassie Cloutier Times Minnechaug Correspondent W e’ve been flooded with emails and glossy pamphlets. We’ve followed one tour guide after the next, staring wide-eyed at campus upon campus. Long lists have been shortened, decisions made and four years’ worth of accomplishments poured into a few generic boxes. The Minnechaug class of 2015 has reached the exciting yet terrifying process of applying to college. For many seniors, this means carefully filling out the common application, asking for recommendation letters and clicking apply with fingers crossed. For some of us though, the process is more involved. Depending on our circumstances and anticipated major, there can be a huge amount of choices and preparations to make. These choices begin with when to apply. Some seniors are still compiling their list of colleges, focusing on their first semester classes or ignoring the process altogether, waiting until regular decision on Thursday, Jan. 1. How- ever, many seniors are already in the midst of applying. Senior Zak Holden chose early decision for his top choice, meaning that if he is accepted, he has agreed to attend. This decision can be risky, but beneficial to the small pool of early applicants. It made sense for Holden to apply sooner than later, since he knew if he was admitted, the school would be his top choice regardless of other acceptances. Also, Holden chose early decision to potentially avoid more applications. “I would not have to worry about more essays and more fees,” he said, of the time consuming and costly process attached to each application. Senior Liz Mastrio will also be applying early decision to her top school, but for her, the choice was a few years in the making. Her college process began in her sophomore year, when coaches from colleges and universities started reaching out to her through her lacrosse travel-team coach. Last year, she visited and compared programs, and is now planning to play for Dartmouth College. Mastrio explained that she is in the same place as her teammates and her fellow seniors, with the same application pressures. “I don’t get any advantages,” she said. She still wants to stand out as a unique academic applicant. “I actually didn’t write any of my essays about lacrosse,” she said. It was her strategy to display other aspects of her personality for a well-rounded application. Other seniors have been employing their own strategies in order to differentiate themselves in a sea of applications. Arno Cai is dedicated to being honest and true to himself throughout the process, and maintaining a positive attitude. “Whatever school you apply to, they want you,” he said. “You just have to show them that they want you.” For Cai, it was especially important to be diligent in applying to college. He has applied restrictive early action to Harvard University, meaning he is not committed to the school, but he cannot submit any other early applications. This required timeliness on his part, especially Spotlight on Minnechaug Interns Team Pride A lex DeSaulnier’s interest in a career in Athletic Administration, led him to the doors of the Blake Center and the office of Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Dr. Craig Poisson. Dr. Poisson immediately made Alex one of the team. Along with athletic department employees, graduate and undergraduate students, Alex works to make all the Springfield College Pride teams compete successfully. According to Dr. Poisson, HOW TO SUBMIT LEGAL NOTICES All legal notices to be published in “The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES” should be sent directly to [email protected] Karen Lanier processes all legals for this newspaper and can answer all of your questions regarding these notices. Please indicate the newspapers and publication date(s) for the notice(s) in the subject line of your email. For questions regarding coverage area, procedures or cost, please call Karen directly at 413-283-8393 x271. Turley Publications, Inc. publishes 15 weekly newspapers throughout Western Massachusetts. Visit www.turley.com for more information. Please check the accuracy of your legal notice prior to submission (i.e., date, time, spelling). Also, be sure the requested publication date coincides with the purpose of the notice, or as the law demands. Thank you. “Alex has been intricately involved in the day to day operations of our broad based intercollegiate athletic program. He has gained valuable experience in equipment room operations, sports communication responsibilities, budget analysis, and home and away event management. Alex quickly adapted to the college level and his strong interpersonal skills dictate success.” Alex says that every day at his internship has been exciting. He is always learning something new, meeting someone new, and feeling more and more part of Dr. Poisson’s team. Alex will finish his with the supplementary essays and material required by the Ivy League school. Also, Cai is a first generation American, with two parents who didn’t attend high school, which motivates him but requires him to be independent. “They inspired me,” he said. “I will prove that I can go to school, but it’s up to me how hard I’m going to work.” For some students, their applications go beyond what they submit in writing. Performing arts students need to audition for their college programs, a process which takes months of training and preparation. Nicole Milette is a prospective classical voice major, preparing for her audition season which will last from mid-December to early March. Milette is applying to seven schools, each with its own set of audition requirements. She has to perform classical pieces in four different languages, which she spends about six hours a week rehearsing. What’s nerve-racking for performance majors is that normal applications are the culmination of four years of effort, where an audition comes down to one day. “It’s like when you watch an Olympic figure skater,” Milette said. ”You know they practiced it right, but if they fall in that moment, it doesn’t matter,” I am in a similar situation. I plan to major in music theatre in college, which means that I have to prepare music, theatrical monologues and dance solos for my auditions and pre-auditions videos, which Milette and I must submit to even be invited to some auditions. Fortunately, I love to perform, and I just have to keep that in mind throughout the process. Nevertheless, it can be frustrating trying to navigate college websites in search of audition requirements while writing artistic supplement essays and squeezing in time to rehearse. The exciting fact is that as seniors, we are about to start a chapter of our lives devoted to learning about what we love. It can be extremely challenging to finish applications and balance the rest of our busy lives, but I’m choosing to believe that our efforts will yield a stack of acceptance letters in the spring. (Editor’s note: The TIMES spotlights the intern program at Minnechaug Regional High School. This is the next in a series on interns in the Career Education Program at Minnechaug advised by coordinator Paula Talmadge.) internship with stronger communication skills, stronger leadership skills, and a plan for his future. For more information on the Minnechaug Regional High School Internship Program, contact Paula Talmadge at 596-9011 ext. 3832 or [email protected] Alex DeSaulnier (center) and his mentor, Dr. Craig Poisson (far left), pose outside The Blake Physical Education Complex with members of the Athletic Department of Springfield College. TIMES photo submitted The Western New England Fall Bridal Show November 23, 2014 • 11am - 4 pm MassMutual Center • Springﬁeld, MA Don’t Miss the Area’s Largest One Day Bridal Event! Featuring The Finest Wedding Service Providers in the Area • The Area’s Best Multimedia Bridal Fashion Show • Thousands of Dollars in Door Prizes • Surprises and Giveaways • Bridal Goodie Bags • Live Music • Food and Cake Samples Register on-site to Win 2014 Tabletop Design Gallery & Competition Vote For Your Favorite and Win! 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That’s when he contacted the town’s Veterans Office. “I don’t think I would have the patience,” Geary commented, noting that Veteran’s Agent Richard Prochnow and his assistant Barbara Harrington worked tirelessly to strip through the layers of government paperwork and offices to bring the project to fruition. “It was a pain in the [rear end] process,” Prochnow said. He explained that there was a lot of jumping through hoops but in the end “we persevered.” Prochnow explained that the award should have been granted years ago, but at the time of Sullivan’s death, the government was more concerned with ending the war than giving out medals. According to documentation from the Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR), soldiers wounded during World War I were recognized with a Meritorious Service Citation Certificate, Army Wound Ribbon, and/or authorized to wear chevrons. The “Purple Heart,” so called for the purple, heart-shaped ribbon known as the “Badge of Military Merit” established by George Washington, was revived by Gen. Douglas MacArthur on Feb. 22, 1932. Soldiers wounded in World War I after April 5, 1917 were retroactively eligible. The ABCMR recommended March, 26 of this year, that “all Department of the Army records of the individual concerned be corrected by awarding the … Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Clusters … with presentation to UMass Amherst listed as ‘Green Honor Roll School’ AMHERST – For the second consecutive year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is listed as a “Green Honor Roll School” by The Princeton Review, placing it among the nation’s top 24 colleges and universities for environmental awareness and responsibility. The Princeton Review’s “Green Honor Roll” rating, on a scale of 60–99, measures a school’s performance as an environmentally aware and prepared institution. It includes whether students have a quality of life that is both healthy and sustainable, how well a school prepares students for employment in the clean-en- ergy economy, as well as for citizenship in a world defined by environmental concerns and opportunities, and how environmentally responsible a school’s policies are. UMass Amherst spokesman Edward Blaguszewski said, “The Princeton Review survey recognizes the breadth and depth of the UMass Amherst commitment to building a sustainable society and to preparing students to become responsible citizens of an environmentally fragile planet. Students, faculty and staff have worked hard and with passion to make this campus a national leader in the green movement.” Twenty-five undergraduate majors at UMass Amherst are sustainability-related, and more than 300 courses include some sustainability emphasis. Three new graduate programs encourage advanced study in sustainability, including an accelerated master’s in sustainability science. Every new building since 2011 has been certified LEED Gold. Sustainability is also a main ingredient of UMass Amherst’s dining program, which was rated second nationally for Best Campus Food in the same Princeton Review report. his appropriate next of kin.” This past May, during the town’s Memorial Day services, Prochnow delivered the proclamation of the award to Geary. On Veterans Day, the official award will be presented by Gen. Oscar DePriest (ret.). According to the Veterans Office, DePriest will serve as the guest speaker. An invocation will be delivered by Rev. Brian Tracy of Evangel Assembly. Jake Roberts will perform taps and both the Minnechaug Regional High School chorus and band will perform. Light refreshments wil be SENIOR from page 1 the Senior Center operates in space leased from the Scantic Valley YMCA in Post Office Park. According to Catlin, when building a senior center, his team looks first at geographic location, then at demographic locations, in order to find a single site that can be accessible and best accommodate its users. Committee member Nick Manolakis and Chairman Dennis Lopata raised concerns during deliberations whether the average cost-per-square-foot presented by Catlin & Petrovick was too high. Lopata noted that in terms of senior centers, the firm “is defi- T he Wilbraham-Hampden Times, a weekly newspaper with an ofﬁce in Wilbraham, MA, is seeking an editor to handle day-to-day operations. The preferred candidate will possess strong management, organizational and people skills; editorial experience in news and feature reporting, including writing, editing, assigning, photography, and social media content; have the ability and willingness to represent the newspaper in the community through coverage of meetings/events and involvement in community activities. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced individual who enjoys community weekly journalism, meeting deadlines and organizing and managing correspondents. The successful candidate must also possess a strong desire to network actively within the community and maintain close working relationships with colleagues and cultural, political, educational and municipal departments. This is a job for a self-starter who has a vision for growing and connecting with our valued readers. If this describes you, please send your resume to: Timothy D. Kane, Executive Editor Turley Publications, Inc. 80 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082 or via email at [email protected] MEMORIALS haluchsmemorials.com Newspapers Provide Exciting Creative Options! Community newspaper advertising options have exploded - now offering a variety of specialty publications and all types of printed ads inside and outside the pages of the paper. 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NURSING OPPORTUNITIES LIFE Care Center of Wilbraham NURSE SUPERVISOR - RN | LPN Part-time position available for 7 a.m.-7 p.m. shift, including alternating weekends and holidays. Will work 12 hours a week. Must be a Massachusettslicensed nurse. Supervisory experience preferred. RN | LPN PRN positions available for all shifts. Must be a Massachusetts-licensed nurse. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT Full-time and parttime positions available for 3 p.m.11 p.m. shift. Must be a Massachusetts-certified nursing assistant. Long-term care experience preferred. We offer great pay and benefits to full-time associates in a team-oriented environment. Marcia Porter 413-596-3111| 413596-9072 Fax. 2399 Boston Rd., Wilbraham, MA 01095 [email protected] LifeCareCareers.com EOE/M/F/V/D – 53010 TOOMEY-LOVETT 109 West St. Ware, MA 01082 REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES www.Century21ToomeyLovett.com 413-967-6326 800-486-2121 West Brookfield: 508-867-7064 JILL A. 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Evenings call: NICOLE FLAMAND JAVIER STUART LORI FISHER CLAUDIO SANTORO MERRIE BROWN KAYE BOOTHMAN JILL GRAVEL 413-695-2319 413-627-2700 617-620-0027 413-813-8257 413-668-8190 413-477-6624 413-364-7353 HISTORIC HOME PALMER Live “mortgage free” in this vintage home by renting out the upstairs! Central Palmer location with easy access to stores, Post Office, churches, etc. Many upgrades. Has nice, wraparound porch. Will sell “as-is”. Reduced! No $130,000. Call (413)283-4913. WEST BROOKFIELD: Post and Beam home nearly complete, four bedrooms on almost two acres, deeded rights to Brookhaven Lake. Just off the beaten path but near Route 9. $279,900 WARREN: Oversized three bedroom ranch with beautiful view from your family room. Large patio, level back yard, minutes to pike and Sturbridge. $219,900 Dorrinda O’Keefe-Shea Glenn Moulton Ruth Vadnais Jill Stolgitis Shalene Friedhaber Mary Hicks Alan Varnum Christy Toppin Cheryl Kaczmarski Bruce Martin Joe Chenevert Kathy Hosley Carolyn Bessette 413-348-8916 413-477-8780 413-593-6656 508-612-4794 508-867-2727 508-341-8934 413-348-0518 508-523-0114 508-331-9031 508-596-0209 518-618-7188 Real Estate Wanted OUR INVENTORY HAS DWINDLED LIST NOW PROPER PRICING EQUALS FAST SALES Thinking of selling? Call us today for a no cost, no obligation market value on your home! Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548 ✦ Real Estate FULL OR PART time Horse Groomsweekdays and/or weekends for leading show barn. Part time riding instructor. Suffield, CT (860)668-1656, (860)8748077. HHA’S, CNA’S, NEEDED. Highest competitive rates for Home Care Agency, also paid mileage. Professional Medical Services, Inc. (413)289-9018 Denise, (413)858-4506 Alyssa EOE Page 31 978-434-1990 413-967-5463 For Rent For Rent CHICOPEE SZOT PARK, large 3 BR, 1,700 sq.ft. plus 2 car garage, new flooring, new paint. Includes stove, fridge and wall A/C, w/d hook-ups in basement. $1,250/ mo plus utilities. 1st, last, security, No smokers/ pets. Must pass credit and background check. (413)8960049. PALMER AREA/ THORNDIKE remodeled one BR apts $625 stove, refrigerator, w/d hook-up, off-street parking. NO PETS. Deposits. Messages (413)8962513. CHICOPEE, ALDENVILLE AREA, NEWLY REMODELED. 3rd FL, 2 BEDROOMS, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, W/D IN UNIT. NO PETS, 1ST, LAST, SECURITY $800.00/ MONTH PLUS UTILITIES. (413)533-9028. A BEST CASH offer for any type of property, circumstance, condition or location. Ugly houses are OK. Fast closing. (413)2443842 FOR RENT Mobile Homes All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act of 1968, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status (number of children and or pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, or any intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate that is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertising in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain about discrimination call The Department of Housing and Urban Development “ HUD” toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. For the N.E. area, call HUD at 617-565-5308. The toll free number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRIMFIELD 2 BEDROOMS, 2 baths, 2004 24’x44’ in 55 plus park. All appliances, new tile, carpet, H2O, shingles, shed $79,000. 413-593-9961 DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM For Rent ALL REAL ESTATE advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis. BELCHERTOWN - 1 MONTH FREE, LARGE, MODERN 2 bedroom apt. on bus route, w/w carpeting, large yard, laundry on premises, off-street parking in plowed lot, appliances. $775/ mo (413)323-1119 (413)537-7080 PALMER 1BR - Quiet Secure Country Location. Locked Storage & Laundry in Basement. K/DR Combo - LR-Full Bath. Nice Layout. No Smok/Pets. 1st/last/sec. $700.00 Breton Est. 413-283-6940 PALMER 2 BR duplex, 1 mile to Pike. Clean, private, w/large backyard. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, w/d hook-up, cat ok, no smoke. 1st, last, security. Open House 11/9, 12-2. $750 month (413)896-9741. PALMER, BEAUTIFUL 1ST fl, 2 BR, all appliances, w/d hook-ups, close to Tpke, non-smoking, $775/ mo, 1st, last, security (413)2841783. Reaching our online readers and homes in 50 local communities every week. ADVERTISER NEWS 23 Southwick Street Feeding Hills, MA 01030 (413) 786-7747 Fax: (413) 786-8457 ◗ THE BARRE GAZETTE 5 Exchange Street P. O. Box 448 Barre, MA 01005 (978) 355-4000 Fax: (978) 355-6274 ◗ QUABOAG CURRENT 80 Main Street Ware, MA 01082 (413) 967-3505 Fax: (413) 967-6009 ◗ THE CHICOPEE REGISTER (413) 592-3599 Fax: (413) 592-3568 ◗ COUNTRY JOURNAL ◗ THE REGISTER P.O. 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Wilbraham, MA 01095 (413) 682-0007 Fax: (413) 682-0013 ◗ THE TOWN COMMON 24 Water Street Palmer, MA 01069 (413) 283-8393 Fax: (413) 289-1977 best ar CLASSIFIEDS ound ◗ AGAWAM the Our publications Deadlines: The deadline for all print classified ads in the Quabbin and Suburban Zones is Friday at noon for publication the following week. The deadline for the Hill Towns Zone is Monday at noon. All online ads will be published for 7 days including the corresponding print editions. ◗ THE WARE RIVER NEWS 80 Main Street Ware, MA 01082 (413) 967-3505 Fax: (413) 967-6009 Find quick links to our newspaper web sites at www.turley.com – Many are also on www.turley.com Email: [email protected] ©Turley Publications, Inc, and MediaSpan. Powered by MediaSpan. PALMER ONE & 2 bedroom updated apts. Heat/hot water included, near MA Pike, off-street parking, laundry, appliances. $835 & $860 (413)596-8208. WILBRAHAM in-law apt $900. THORNDIKE/ PALMER AREA 5 RM apt. Convenient location offstreet parking. NO PETS. $850, Deposits. Messages (413)8962513. WARE- 2 TOWNHOUSE APTS. SPACIOUS, SUNNY 3 BR $800 & $850 and plus utilities, w/d hook-up, storage. Also Beautiful 2 BR apt. $700. No smoking, no pets. Credit check/references (413)320-5784. Housemate Wanted 1 BEDROOM ROOM for rent country setting with swimming pool and nearby park for walking hiking, etc. $200.00 weekly 413537-8788 Vacation Rentals WARM WEATHER IS year round in Aruba. The water is safe, and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-bedroom weeks available. Sleeps 8. $3500. Email: [email protected] for more information. Storage GATED OUTDOOR STORAGE for boats, RV’s, campers, or large equipment. For details call (413)967-4721 Monday–Friday 9am- 5pm. Auto For Sale 2014 EQUINOX SUV Low Mileage 2006 Honda Motorcycle - 2 Snowmobiles Must Sell Due to Death of Owner Call (413)283-6561 Autos Wanted $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar paid for your unwanted cars, trucks, vans, big and small, running or not. Call 413-534-5400. *CASH TODAY* WE’LL buy any car (any condition) + free sameday removal. Best cash offer guaranteed! Call for free quote (877)897-4864 CASH FOR CARS: Any model or year. We pay Running or not. Sell your truck today. Free towing! offer: 1-800-871-0654. make, more! car or Instant Please Recycle This Newspaper The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES Page 32 November 6, 2014 Celebrating 20 years in business! Your LOCAL Kitchen, Bath and Remodeling Experts Kitchen Encounters is locally owned by the Gasteyer families. We offer friendly, affordable, professional service. We will help you visualize your new kitchen or bath with our expert design service and we are ALWAYS a better value than the big box stores. You can trust Kitchen Encounters because our families are local, just like yours! Thank you to all of my wonderful clients, friends and family for once again voting me the Reader Raves Best Realtor. 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