Amanda`s story

Your
Your Hometown
Hometown Newspaper
Newspaper Since
Since 1915
1915
Free
&
Belchertown, Granby
Calendar . . . . . . 13
Amherst
Classifieds . . . . . 24
Police Log . . . . . . 5
Education . . . . . 14
Puzzle Page . . . . 23
Legals . . . . . . . . 22
Seniors . . . . . . . . 7
Obituaries . . . . . 22
Sports . . . . . . . . 17
SENTINEL
Woodshop
yields to
computers,
robots
See WOODSHOP, Page 11
Stories
from the
Heart
By Aimee M. Henderson
[email protected]
Editor’s note: This is the third
in a series this month telling the
stories about people living with
heart disease in honor of February
being National Heart Month.
If you would like to share your
story please contact Editor Aimee
Henderson at [email protected]
com.
E
Turley Publications photo by Aimee M. Henderson
Amanda Litz looks through an album of photos and other memorabilia from when she
had her open-heart surgery at 10 years old.
GRANBY – Three finalists to fill the Superintendent of
Schools post after the departure
in March of Isabelina Rodriguez
were selected by the Granby
School Committee on Feb. 11.
The finalists are Judith
Houle, former Belchertown
superintendent, Regina Nash,
former Frontier Regional and
Northampton superintendent,
and Thomas Jefferson, a former
superintendent in Harvard and
Lynnfield and currently director
of Pupil Services in Granby.
ven though it’s been more
than 20 years since Amanda
Litz was faced with her
open-heart surgery to correct a
hole in her heart, she still remembers all of it.
When Litz was just 10 years
old, it was during a routine physical with her pediatrician that there
was a hunch that something wasn’t
just right. And though Litz said
she was born with a heart murmur,
See AMANDA, Page 11
Teddy bears on board
Finalists for Granby interim
superintendent named
By Walter Hamilton
Correspondent
Volume 99 • Number 47
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Amanda’s story
By Walter Hamilton
Correspondent
BELCHERTOWN – For generations, a handmade knickknack
shelf, proudly produced by a
middle schooler, was a staple on
household walls everywhere.
The shelves, along with cutting boards in the shape of pigs or
dogs, table lamps and dozens of
other projects were used to teach
basic carpentry, use of woodworking tools and wood finishing. Such
activities as joining wood, using a
lathe and countersinking screws
provided basic skills for many a
budding crafter.
Woodshop has given way this
year at Jabish Brook Middle
School to the construction of
robots and miniature bridges
designed and built with the use of
computers, and in a report to the
school committee last week, the
kids are eating it up.
Jabish Brook principal Thomas
Ruscio and teacher Gunter Nagels
presented this new program as
the first installation of a five part
series – one part for each town
school – that is designed to update
Opinion . . . . . . . . 6
School Committee Chairman
Michael Quesnel said the finalists were gathered from a longer
list after all expressed an interest
in the position.
Rodriguez will leave her
$134,000 per year post on March
18 to begin a new job with the
state of Connecticut as its bureau
chief of special education. She
has been superintendent here for
four years.
The board agreed to schedule
45-minute public interviews with
each of the candidates on Feb.
26. The board will then make its
See FINALISTS, Page 12
Police receive bears
to distribute to kids
while on calls
By Aimee M. Henderson
[email protected]
BELCHERTOWN – Police
officers will now be armed with
cute and cuddly teddy bears provided by the Hampshire County
Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff
Robert J. Garvey, through the
TRIAD program, after a grant
allowed for the purchase of those
bears from Vermont Teddy Bear
See TEDDY BEARS, Page 12
S
Turley Publications photo by Aimee M. Henderson
Belchertown Police Chief Fran Fox, left, is joined by Deputy
Sheriff David Fenton, right, who presented a box of teddy
bears to the department. Receiving one of many teddy
bears for his cruiser is police officer Jason Christofori.
SURNER PROPANE
URNER
H E AT I N G C O. , I N C.
• Propane Delivery • Propane Installation
• Propane Service • System Design & Engineering
60 Shumway Street Amherst, MA 01002 (413) 253-5999
34 Montague City Road Greenfield, MA 01301 (413) 773-5999
www.surnerheat.com
PAGE THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Community
East Meadow site favored
for new school in Granby
By Walter Hamilton
Correspondent
GRANBY – A committee studying options for building a new elementary school has eliminated all plans for
construction at the West Street School
site, and focused all its attention to three
options at the East Meadow School site.
At a Feb. 12 meeting, the West Street
School Building Committee directed
Jones Whitsett Architects of Greenfield
to further refine plans to build an addition or a new school on the East Meadow
School site. Three options for such plans
at West Street were eliminated from further consideration.
The options at East Meadow include:
• building an addition in front of the
existing school for grades pre-kindergarten to grade 3 and renovation of the
existing school at an estimated cost to
town taxpayers of $17.5-18.5 million,
leaving West Street School for reuse or
demolition;
• building a new pre-K to grade 3
school that would be built in front of the
existing school without any renovation to
the current structure for $12-13 million,
leaving West Street School for reuse or
demolition; and
• building a new pre-K to grade 6
school that would be built in front of
the existing school for $17 to18 million,
leaving both existing West Street and
East Meadow school buildings available
for reuse or demolition.
Cost estimates for the town share of
the projects represent approximately half
their total costs, with the remaining half
coming from the Massachusetts School
Building Authority.
During the committee’s three-hour
meeting in the West Street School library,
members quickly eliminated from consideration the proposed renovation of West
Street School because its $13 to 14 million price tag would not be eligible for
reimbursement under the same MSBA
program as the other options.
The board then rejected other options
for the West Street site that included plans
similar to those proposed at East Meadow
– a pre-K to grade 3 addition and renovation; a new pre-K to grade 3 building and
a new pre-K to grade 6 building.
The West Street options were rejected
in part because two of the three would
have included costs for temporary relocation of students and would encumber
non-reimbursable costs associated with
mitigation of hazardous materials. The
school’s well, now located under the
parking lot, would have to be moved and
the town’s salt shed might also need to be
moved.
Building at West Street would also preclude sharing of staff among the schools;
would require the maintenance of three
buildings, rather than two; and require
buses to continue three runs daily, rather
than two.
The architects are scheduled to return
to the board on March 5 with more
detailed plans and cost estimates for
each of the three East Meadow options.
A decision to designate a single plan
could be made then. Once a single plan
is approved, a public outreach effort is
contemplated during the following two
weeks.
On April 9, the committee must vote
to approve a Preferred Schematic Report
that will be sent to the MSBA for consideration. The final MSBA approval would
come on June 3.
OR
F
G
N
I
K
O
LO
?
E
R
O
M
GET UP TO $200
1
WITH
CHECKING!
The
Sentinel
Obituary
Policy
Belchertown
meetinGS
Thursday, Feb. 19
• 6 p . m . – H o u s i n g
Authority at 41 Everett Ave.
Monday, Feb. 23
• 7 p.m. – Conservation Commission at Town Hall
• 7:30 p.m. – Board of Selectmen at Town Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 24
• 6 p.m. – Board of Assessors at Town Hall
• 7 p.m. – Planning Board at Town Hall
Due to the newspaper’s deadline, some meetings
may have changed or are not listed here. Current
meetings along with agendas are available on our
website at www.belchertown.org. Click on “Town
Hall”, “Town Clerk” and the meetings are listed
in the left hand column. For a complete listing of
Belchertown’s committee meetings, please refer to
the Official Meeting Bulletin Board located on the
outside wall by the parking lot entrance to Town
Hall.
Free meal at Hope’s Place
BELCHERTOWN – Hope’s Place free meal will be
held on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. This month’s sponsor
is Bell & Hudson. The employees will serve the dinner,
which is held at 31 Main St. on the Belchertown common.
The January dinner was cancelled because of snow
so everything has shifted to February. After dinner, Jim
Phaneuf, the owner of Bell & Hudson will speak, sharing interesting history of Belchertown and the business
of 100 years, probably the oldest in Belchertown.
The community is invited to share a meal together in
the Fellowship Hall of the church. Go and enjoy good
food, good conversation, meet neighbors and make new
friends in a welcoming atmosphere. And, spread the
word, they provide a good hot meal and a speaker of
interest to the community on the last Tuesday of every
month throughout the year.
75% Commissions
Grace Group Realty
We are looking for Experienced Real Estate Agents to join our
FAST GROWING TEAM!
Your experience deserves to be rewarded with the industry’s
HIGHEST COMMISSIONS!
No hoops to jump through.
EARN 75% COMMISSION ON EACH AND EVERY SALE
How does your current Broker set you up for success?
For information call (413) 221-8813
or email Michelle at [email protected]
with Direct Deposit & Debit Card2
Make 5 Bill Payments........... GET $50
272 Exchange Street
Chicopee, MA 01013
413-592-6106
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.
After 1 Year Active................ GET $50
Checking Account Anniversary4
Refer a Friend5...................... GET $50
Divorce & Bankruptcy
“Providing you with alternatives for today’s
difficult times.”
Free initial consultation
www.murphymccoubrey.com
Stop by or open online
at bankesb.com
Your Bank. Your Future.
10 offices throughout the Pioneer Valley
1 Promotional offer is for new ESB personal checking account customers only. $10 minimum to open Basic or Get Real Checking; $100 minimum to
open Premier Checking. All applicable taxes are the responsibility of the bonus recipient. Bonuses limited to one account per customer. This is a
limited time offer and subject to change at any time without notice. Bonuses to be paid as detailed below:
2 $50 will be credited to your account when you open the account with either one of the following options: 1) open with Online Banking (must be
activated within 60 days of account opening) and an ESB Debit Card OR 2) open with Direct Deposit (bonus achieved after the first direct deposit
is made with a minimum of $25) and an ESB Debit Card. If achieved, this $50 Bonus will be paid into your account by the last day of the statement
cycle following the 60th day your account has been open.
3 $50 will be credited to your account after five ESB online bill payments have been posted to your account and online eStatements are activated
(both must occur within 60 days of account opening). If achieved, this $50 Bonus will be paid into your account by the last day of the
statement cycle following the 60th day the account has been open.
4 $50 will be credited to your account if it remains open and active for at least 365 days. If achieved, this $50 Bonus will be paid into your account
by the last day of the statement cycle following the 365th day the account has been open.
5 $50 will be credited to your account after someone you refer opens an ESB Checking Account with your name given at account opening and
they open the account with either one of the following options: 1) open with Online Banking (must be activated within 60 days of account
opening) and an ESB Debit Card OR 2) open with Direct Deposit (bonus achieved after the first direct deposit is made with a minimum of $25)
and an ESB Debit Card. If achieved, this $50 Bonus will be paid into your account by the last day of the statement cycle following the 60th day
the referred account has been open.
413.323.5999
Fax: 413.323.9424
Subscriptions: 413.283.8393
EMAIL
& activate eStatements3
MEMBER FDIC
Exceptions will be
made only when the
family provides a death
certificate and must be
pre-paid.
PHONE
Open a Checking Account... GET $50
Each depositor is insured by the
FDIC to at least $250,000. All
deposits above the FDIC insurance
amount are insured by the
Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF).
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]
The cool weather is here!
Avoid cold showers
and cold mornings!!
It’s time to schedule your
Annual Oil System Tune-up
& Fill Your Tank!
Ludlow Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Your Local HVAC Pros Since 1977
413-583-6923
Advertising Sales
Debra Dodge
[email protected]
Office Manager
[email protected]
Editor
Aimee Henderson
[email protected]
Subscriptions
Charlann Griswold
[email protected]
$27 per year pre-paid
($32 out of state)
WEB
www.belchertown
sentinelonline.com
@ The Sentinel
The Sentinel is published by
Turley Publications, Inc. • www.turley.com
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
Community
Belchertown farmers seek way forward
By Walter Hamilton
Correspondent
BELCHERTOWN – Farmers here provide fresh food
and rural vistas, but struggle with high land prices and
taxes and low priority status among lawmakers in a largely
urbanized state.
Those views were voiced by about a dozen people
associated with farming here during a meeting of the
town’s Agricultural Commission at Town Hall on a snowy
Saturday afternoon Feb. 14.
The discussion was moderated by Commission Co-chair
Grace Adzima, of Adzima Farm, who asked the farmers to
cite bright spots as well as concerns and talk about possible strategies for enhancing the industry’s fortunes.
The farmers often referred to competition with
housing development as a prime difficulty in preserving and acquiring affordable farmland in Belchertown.
Agricultural Preservation Act money to purchase development rights and Chapter 61A tax breaks can help, but not
solve the economic burden on an industry not known for
generous profit margins.
“You need open space to have farming,” said Linda
Lakota, owner of Summit Farm on Summit Street.
“And you need farming to have open space,” continued
Judy Gillan, a commission member and director of the
New England Small Farms Institute, which is located
at Lampson Brook Farm, the former Belchertown State
School dairy farm at 275 Jackson St.
Gillan cited the need to keep pushing for solutions to
the problems faced by the agricultural community at the
state level.
She was careful to point out that the local Community
Preservation Act Committee is bound by state law that does
not allow use of CPA money to preserve agricultural land,
even though the law allows its use to preserve open space.
The CPA is a state law passed in 2000 that enables
adopting communities to raise funds to create a local dedicated fund for open space preservation, preservation of
historic resources, development of affordable housing and
the acquisition and development of outdoor recreational
facilities.
The definition of “open space” according to the CPA
law, “shall include, but not be limited to, land to protect
existing and future well fields, aquifers and recharge
areas, watershed land, agricultural land, grasslands, fields,
forest land, fresh and salt water marshes and other wetlands, ocean, river, stream, lake and pond frontage, beaches, dunes and other coastal lands, lands to protect scenic
vistas, land for wildlife or nature preserve and land for
recreational use.”
Gillan said a statewide effort should be started to place
the benefit of food security – which farms provide – on
the level of affordable housing, already a state priority.
CPA money could help small and beginning farmers to
acquire affordable land on which to operate ­– a fundamental goal of the small farms institute.
“We should form a constituency,” said Gillan, “to recraft our open space message to the DOR to see if we can
do it.”
Funds are raised locally for these purposes through
imposition of a voter-authorized surcharge on local property tax bills of up to 3 percent. Local adoption of CPA by
a community triggers annual distributions from the state’s
Community Preservation Trust Fund, a statewide fund
held by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue that is
funded through deed recording fees.
On a bright note, Louise Butler, who with her son,
Ryan, operate Butler farms at 399 Chauncy Walker St.,
reported that the Belchertown Farmers Market saw a jump
in customers last summer after it changed its operation to
Sundays.
She said many potential Farmers Market customers
could not patronize the market on Thursdays because they
are at their jobs, often outside of the town.
“It was unbelievable – much better on Sunday,” she
said.
Butler also credited Hope Church with setting up a tent
for its members to sell goods on the adjacent common for
sparking better attendance, and that other churches and
organizations could do the same.
It was a big success,” she said, and hoped to attract vendors who would sell baked goods and prepared foods, and
set up picnic tables, and offer activities for kids. A “kale
cook-off” last year was also a hit.
The Farmers Market is now seeking a manager for the
upcoming season. All details are on the market website
http://belchertownfarmersmarket.weebly.com/.
PAGE Clapp hosting Donna
Lee and story times
BELCHERTOWN – Clapp Memorial Library has a variety of programs set for the coming weeks.
“Musical Fun for Families” is music for babies to
children 8 years old and their families with Donna Lee
Honeywell. Beginning Feb. 25 Honeywell will be at the
library every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for eight weeks.
Registration is required. Register online at clapplibrary.
org. This free eight-week music program will include
joyful sing-alongs, fun family dances, and restful lullabies.
Born in Massachusetts, Honeywell is a Nashville
recording artist whose music has received air play
through the United States, Europe, Australia, New
Zealand, China and Japan.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the
Belchertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is
supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state
agency, and by the wonderful Friends of Clapp Memorial
Library.
Also, join the fun at the Clapp Memorial Library during story time. The story times are full of age-appropriate
stories told through the reading of books, flannel board
and story props, puppets and acting. They sing songs,
play instruments and end the fun with crafts.
Monday offers “Babytime” for children three months
to 1 year from 9:15 to 9:50 a.m. and “Firststeps” for children ages 1 to 2 years old from 10 to 10:40 a.m.
On Tuesday, “Toddler Time” is for children 2 years old
from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. On Thursday “Preschool” is for
children ages 3 to 5 years old from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Story times will run from March until May. Register
on line; www.clapplibrary.org by Feb. 25. Any questions,
please call 323-0417. Results will be posted on Feb. 26.
People of All Ages
Read Newpapers
Think Spring!
It’s Just Around the Corner!
NOW is the Time to Start Planning
Your Move with a Jones REALTOR®.
NEW LISTING
NEW LISTING
NEW LISTING
BELCHERTOWN - Well maintained 3 Family rental property
with excellent income & rental history. On free bus route to
college & university areas, generous parking. Great opportunity
for owner occupied or investor. (71788631) $193,900
BELCHERTOWN - Renovated Home sizzles with style with a
brand new eat-in kitchen w/ granite counters, stainless appliances
& tile floors, new baths w/ granite/tile, insulation, sheetrock,
wiring. HW floors are throughout. (71790151) $244,900
GRANBY- Well maintained pet-friendly townhouse overlooking
woods that lead to hiking trails. Upgrade: newer windows, hot
water tank, central heating and AC, slider to patio, electrical, and
freshly painted interior. 1-car garage (71791102) $145,000
BELCHERTOWN - Prime location right on Town Common. Use
your business savvy to create something truly outstanding. Has
updated 200 amp service, central air is 1 year old. Roof, chimney
& gutter replaced within last 10 years. (71691881) $253,500
BELCHERTOWN - Like new condition, expanded Ranch on 1.6
acres of pure privacy. Superb quality in this custom built home with
over 2208 sf. 3BR/2.5BA, partially finished basement, hardwood
floors, minutes to MA Pike. (71764613)
$326,500
BELCHERTOWN - Custom Home on 8+ acres features 1st
floor master en-suite. 2 add’l BR on the main floor. Gracious
living/dining with fireplace, book shelves, and French doors,
opens to the patio and gardens. (71737820) $374,900
BELCHERTOWN - Quality Built Custom 4 BR, 2.5 bath Colonial
with a Victorian flair is on a professionally landscaped 1.58 acres
on cul-de-sac. Dramatic high ceilings, open concept, master retreat
and a kitchen fit for a top Chef! (71740002)
$474,900
HARDWICK - Nestled on over 4 acres and set way back from
the road is this 3000+ sf. Contemporary. Enjoy 10’ wide porch
on 3 sides of the home. An open floor plan, two lofts, soaring
ceilings, central air, hickory HW floors. (71538117) $529,000
WARE - This truly magnificent 1850’s home completely
remodeled with 3092 sf.! Impressive top quality craftsmanship,
glamorous ceilings, stone fireplace, 4 bedroom, 2 full/2 half bath
home, great deck, above-ground pool. (71758513) $279,000
BELCHERTOWN - Looking for a neighborhood? Only 3 building
lots left in a subdivision with beautiful custom homes. You’ll be
impressed with this cul-de-sac in a quiet area w/easy access to
major routes. Your builder or ours. (71679977)
$94,900
Robin Harnois
Janise Fitzpatrick
Jerry Jones
Jean Broom
Kim Wojcik
Peter Roberts
Jim Potter
Cathy Hayward
Cindy Moulton
St. George
Mike Zoufaly
45 North Main St. 413-323-7295 Belchertown
200 Triangle St., Amherst 413-549-3700 • 5 Franklin St., Northampton 413-585-0400
JonesRealtors.com
Lacie Banks
Susan Lefebvre
Cheryl Dutton
Irene Mariettos
OUR PROPERTIES ARE VIEWED ON THESE WEBSITES AND MORE!
PAGE THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Community
St. Francis Church sets
Lenten schedule
BELCHERTOWN – The holy season of Lent began
on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered
each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. during Lent beginning
Feb. 24 and ending March 24. Also, every Wednesday
beginning Feb. 25 there will be Stations of the Cross at
6 p.m. followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m.
The Spiritual Life Commission will have Lenten
booklets available to all parishioners to help in deepening their prayer life during this holy season.
Please visit the parish’s website at www.stfrancisbtown.org for much more information regarding ongoing activities. Any questions call 323-6272.
THE BEST FRESH
FROM RANDALL'S
Specials February 18-24
Red & Green Leaf Lettuce $1.49each
Romaine Lettuce Hearts 3 Pack $2.99
Hass Avocados . . . . . . . . 99¢each
Plum Tomatoes. . . . . . .$1.49 lb.
Cauliflower Large Heads . . . 2 for$4
Limes Large Size. . . . . . . . . . 4 for$1
Lemons Large Size . . . . . . . . 4 for$2
Florida Pink Grapefruit 6 for$3
Cantaloupes Large Size . . . . $1.99
Dole Bananas . . . . . . . . . 59¢ lb.
Boars Head
Chipotle Chicken . . . . . $7.99lb.
Boars Head
Chipotle Gouda Cheese $8.99lb.
USDA
Boneless Pork Roast . . $4.99lb.
Chef Mike's Mexican
Favorites Workshop
Saturday, February 21, 2 pm
• Santa Fe Corn Chowder
with Pico de Gallo
• Red Chicken Enchiladas
with Guacamole
• Cinnamon Churros with
Mexican Chocolate Sauce
Lenten Specials Every Friday
from Randall's Kitchen
HOT CROSS BUNS
CHERRY PIES
10 Inch Size
$2.00 Off All Month Long
ALWAYS FRESH AT
Turley Publications submitted photo
After her tenants lost not only their homes, the owner of the building has started fundraising efforts to
help each family try to at least get back on their feet.
Fundraising efforts rally around fire victims
By Emily Thurlow
Staff Writer
THORNDIKE – The blizzard-like
conditions created by back-to-back
snowstorms may have disrupted lives
throughout the region, but none more so
than those of Thorndike residents whose
home was destroyed by fire. And it also
hampered efforts of firefighters to save
their property.
In the most recent blaze on Church
Street in Thorndike, not one, but three
households lost everything in a matter
of hours to a fire.
“It’s so tragic. They’re all good people and they lost everything in this catastrophic fire,” said Donna Stovall, of
Belchertown, owner of the side-by-side
three-unit building on 4033 Church St.
Although not all of the residents
were home at the time when tragedy
struck, Stovall explained that each of
the units were rented out; one family of four, a group of friends and one
multi-generational family that’s lived
at the residence for the past 15 years.
After the blaze wiped out the building,
some of the residents moved in temporarily with family members, while
others were aided by personnel of the
American Red Cross who put them up
in a motel. But they will eventually be
required to find some kind of dwelling
– at least temporarily – within a few
days.
“You always think it could never happen to you…these poor people are just
all shaken up,” she said. “I want to try
and help.”
Following the fire, Stovall has put
out a call to the community and folks
throughout the region to help these
folks.
“We are all so very thankful to the
public safety workers for all of their
Uncommon Loons program at Quabbin Visitor Center
B E L C H E RTOW N – T h e
Department of Conservation and
Recreation (DCR) Quabbin Visitor
Center will host a program titled
“Uncommon Loons” by DCR
Wildlife Biologist Jill Whitney on
Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m.
The DCR’s Quabbin and Wachusett
Reservoirs are breeding areas for the
largest concentration of Common
Loons in Massachusetts. Whitney
will share ecological information
about these beautiful birds, how they
are monitored, what has been learned
about them, current and historic population data, and some of her experiences working with this uncommon
species in the state. This free program is appropriate for all ages.
The Quabb i n Vi s i t o r C e n t e r
Organic gardening for everyone
BELCHERTOWN – Organic Gardening for Everyone
with naturalist and landscaper John Root will be held
on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the New England
Small Farm Institute, 275 Jackson St., Belchertown.
Learn natural and effective techniques for the cultivation of a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers.
Admission is free.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the
Belchertown Cultural Council, a local agency which
is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a
state agency.
James Natle
(413)348-0383
Belchertown, MA
[email protected]
631 CENTER ST. Route 21 Mass Tpke Exit 7
LUDLOW • 589-7071 • www.randallsfarm.net
NEW HOURS: MON.-FRI. 7AM-8PM
SATURDAY & SUNDAY 7AM-7PM
Find us on Facebook and YouTube
efforts and that everyone was able to
get out in time, however, there was
no time to save any possessions. The
material items can be replaced, but
it will take a lot of resources that the
families do not have. Therefore, on
my tenants’ behalf, I am asking for
your support to help them start over,”
she said. “Any amount helps as they
need to replace everything. All funds
received will be personally distributed
to the families to help them get their
feet back on the ground.”
Folks may visit www.gofundme.
com/la2qoc if they wish to make a
monetary donation. Once collected,
the money will be distributed equally
among the families. Additional fundraisers have also been established on
that same site for each of the individual families and can be checked
out from the same site by typing in
Palmer’s zip code, 01069.
J& N Carpentry
CS57516
New Homes, Additions
Kitchens & Baths
Licensed & Insured
HIC 163318
is located in the Department of
C o n s e r va t i o n a n d R e c r e a t i o n
Quabbin Administration Building,
485 Ware Road in Belchertown. The
entrance to Quabbin Reservoir is
located on Route 9, three miles east
of the Route 9/202 intersection. For
additional information, please contact the Center at 413-323-7221.
St. John the Baptist School to
host open house on Feb. 25
LUDLOW – St. John the Baptist School, located at 217
Hubbard St., Ludlow, will be holding an evening open
house for prospective parents on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Teachers will be present and tours will be available.
Limited openings are available in grades pre-kindergarten
to seven.
St. John the Baptist School, named “Best Private
School” in the “Reader Raves 2015” poll, is a fully accredited Catholic elementary school serving students in prekindergarten to eighth grade and is dedicated to nurturing
and challenging students to grow in spirit, mind and body.
ROGER’S RUG CLEANING
$
00 PER
25
ONLY
ROOM
CALL NOW!
Powerful Truck Mount Cleaning System
– Deep Clean – Fast Drying –
Roger M. Driscoll
Owner
413-531-9393
Complete
Janitorial Service
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
PAGE Man killed in
Saturday accident
BELCHERTOWN – Early Saturday morning, a 20year-old man was struck and killed alongside Route 9 in
Belchertown.
According to Mary Carey, of the Northwestern District
Attorney’s Office, Matthew T. Schiek, of Freehold, New
Jersey, was pronounced dead at the scene after being
struck by a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Route 9
in the vicinity of Old Amherst Road and Two Ponds Road.
Schiek had been on foot at the time of the incident. The
driver of the pickup truck remained on scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Carey said the incident remains under investigation by
Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Northwestern
District Attorney’s Office, the MSP Collision Analysis and
Reconstruction Section (CARS) and Belchertown Police.
Drugs, alcohol and erratic operation do not appear to have
been contributing factors.
P O L I C E
L O G S
Compiled by Aimee M. Henderson
[email protected]
BELCHERTOWN
The Belchertown Police Department responded to 197
calls during the weeks of Feb. 9 through Feb. 15. The
department made one arrest. Those arrested are presumed
innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
ARREST
Friday, Feb. 13
8:21 a.m. – Richard Cote, 42, of 59 Ramshorn Road,
Dudley, was arrested for a warrant.
INCIDENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 11
9:37 a.m. – Assist citizen on Jackson Street.
Thursday, Feb. 12
10:45 a.m. – Breaking and entering into boat/vehicle for
misdemeanor and larceny under $250 on Green Avenue.
Friday, Feb. 13
1:54 p.m. – Assist citizen/well-being check on Warren
Wright Road.
Saturday, Feb. 14
1:26 a.m. – Fatal vehicle crash on Federal Street.
Sunday, Feb. 15
8:44 p.m. – Lost property on Federal Street.
GRANBY
The Granby Police Department responded to 132 calls
during the week of Feb. 6 through Feb. 12. The department
made no arrests. Those arrested are presumed innocent
until proven guilty in a court of law.
Friday, Feb. 6
6:47 p.m. – Motor vehicle accident on East State Street.
Wednesday, Feb. 11
6:39 p.m. – Caller reports motor vehicle accident involving two vehicles.
Thursday, Feb. 12
8:58 p.m. – Caller reports a car just slid off the road and
hit a snow bank on Kendall Street.
Back, from left, Chief Ted Bock, Kate O’Conner, Matt Rivest, Nate Shattuck, Ernie Flory, Adam
Maroney, Josh Barber, front, from left, Josh Miller and Jeff Haughey participated in the “Race Up
Boston Place.”
Firefighters ‘Race Up Boston
Place’ for American Lung Assoc.
B E L C H E RT O W N – T h e
Belchertown Fire Department sent a
team of nine firefighters to Boston
on Saturday, Feb. 7 to race up 41
floors of the BNY Mellon Center
at 1 Boston Place in support of the
American Lung Association’s “Race
Up Boston Place.” Fully loaded with 50 pounds of
gear including masks, air packs, helmets, turn-out jackets and turn-out
pants, and wearing heavy firefighting boots, they joined 490 other
firefighters and 814 civilians from
across New England in this annual
charity event. Although the fastest firefighter’s time was 6:53,
most participants took 20 to 30
minutes to make it all the way
to the top of this, the fourth
tallest building in Boston.
The Belchertown team
(Josh Barber, Chief Ted
Bock, Ernie Flory, Jeff
‘Happy’ Haughey, Adam
Maroney, Josh Miller, Kate
O’Conner, Matt Rivest
and Nate Shattuck) collected $1,300 in donations for the American
Lung Assoc., with Josh
Barber leading the
pack at $400. Hulmes
Transportation donated
the use of a 15-passenger van so the
team and all their gear could travel
together as a unit. A total of almost $ $455,000 was
collected during this entire event to
help fight lung disease. The BFD
Turley Publications photos
submitted
BNY Mellon
Place from
the outside.
team started up at 1:39 p.m. in the
afternoon with Adam Maroney leading off, followed every 15 seconds
with another member. Chief Bock,
one of the very few fire chiefs to
actually participate, took the final
spot so he could keep a safety watch
on everyone ahead. Ernie Flory set
the team record at a very respectable
15:27.
When asked about this experience
Kate O’Conner said, “It felt good to
See CLIMB, Page 7
PAPER CITY
FIREARMS
PART-TIME TELLER
Seeking applicants for a part-time teller position in Ware.
Mondays thru Fridays 10:30 am-1:30 pm Qualified candidates must
be sales oriented, have cash handling experience and possess strong
customer service, communication and computer skills. To schedule
an interview, please contact the CSB/Ware Branch at 413.598.3163.
Chicopee Savings Bank
Human Resources Dept.
P.O. Box 300, Chicopee, MA 01014-0300
Fax: 413.598.3263 Email: [email protected]
Equal Opportunity Employer
Sales • Cerakoting
Training
NRA Basic Firearms Pistol Course
March 8th at 8:00 am at the Granby Bow & Gun Club
85 Chicopee St, Granby, MA
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield
9mm & .40 Cal only $387.00
68 Winter St., Holyoke, MA 01040 • 413-538-4189
www.PaperCityFirearms.com
Store Hours: M-F 8:00am-5:00pm
PAGE THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Opinion
Editorial
High-speed rail
study on right track
W
e want to endorse the bill recently filed by
state Sen. Eric P. Lesser (D-Longmeadow)
that would require the state Department of
Transportation to conduct a feasibility study of highspeed rail access between Boston and Springfield.
While the language has gained the support of other
legislators in the region, including State Rep. Thomas
Petrolati (D – Ludlow) State Rep. Benjamin Swan
(D – Springfield), State Rep. Angelo Puppolo (D –
Springfield) and State Sen James Welch (D – West
Springfield), we hope to see many hop aboard in the
weeks ahead.
“This bill already has the support of a number of
colleagues in both the House and the Senate, who all
agree that better integrating the Western Massachusetts
economy to the rest of the state is essential for the
Commonwealth’s overall progress,” Sen. Lesser said.
Frankly, we are surprised (or at least should be) that
the conversation took this long to get to Boston, especially given the popularity of the concept of high-speed
rail service among the general population in Western
Massachusetts. To his credit, Sen. Lesser campaigned
on the issue of increasing passenger service and with the
momentum of upgrades on the Boston-Worcester line as
well as federal and state dollars spent on the so-called
“Knowledge Corridor” that extends from Connecticut
north through Springfield and on up into Vermont; it
would be a shame if the potential in between was overlooked. Nikolas Nadeau, communications director for
Sen. Lesser, told us that while it would receive a hearing
in the transportation committee, bipartisan support made
passage a strong possibility.
It may just be that the DOT needs to get a nudge on
this. In the Massachusetts Rail Plan that was drafted in
2010 by the DOT with input from a variety of sectors,
the line from Boston through Worcester to Springfield
was specifically drawn as part of a mapped vision for
expanded service, but it received precious little exposure
in the text itself, except with regards to partnerships
between the state government and CSX to allow for
double-tracks and heightened overpasses to accommodate increased freight traffic.
It will take a great deal of political steam to get serious progress on the concept of high-speed rail going,
outside of the traditional construct that it is given in the
Northeast, such as Boston to New York.
Let’s hope that the tracks are converging at the right
time on this one. One of the main obstacles that is
always thrown out when it comes to the establishment of
a high-speed rail line is an economic one, given the relatively small profit margin that can come from commuter
traffic as opposed to lucrative freight transportation. But
it’s not just about people buying tickets. It’s about those
ticket-holders stopping in communities along the way
and spending money in places they might not have had
the opportunity. We hope everybody, whether in Western
Massachusetts or in Boston, can think along that line.
Where Is It?
E
This
Week
ach week The Sentinel
feature a “Where Is It?”
photo in the opinion
section. The feature photo
could be of a local building,
item, sign place, or landmark. Readers are asked to
pick their brains to figure out
where it is or even what it is.
Check here each week to test
your knowledge of the area
where we live and work.
The answer to this week’s
“Where Is It?” will run in next
week’s edition, along with a
new trivia photo for you to
consider.
Last
Week
Last week’s photo was
of the sign at Mill Valley
Veterinary Clinic on Route 181.
Join the fun and submit your
answers for this weeks “Where
Is It?” photo to [email protected]
turley.com or P.O. Box 601,
Belchertown, MA 01007.
New All-America Selections named
I
love a good recommendation. Whether you pass along ing or pruning. Just water in periods of drought and they
the name of your favorite pizza place or the title of a “bounce” right back! These are available as plants only.
good book, I’ll likely give it a whirl. Do
Because testing is local, I feel confident when
you want advice regarding new plant varieties?
I purchase plants or seeds of past or present
in the
Look no farther than the All-America Selections
winners - with proper care they should live
GaRden AAS
(AAS) badge of honor, positioned next to flowup to their description in my own garden. For
er, herb or vegetable varieties in seed catalogs
more information and a full list of winners past
or at the nursery. What exactly does it mean to
and present, log on to www.all-americaselecbe an AAS winner? Read on to find out.
tions.org.
Since 1933 the distinction of All-American
Selection (AAS) has been bestowed on new,
Roberta McQuaid graduated from the
worthy plant varieties after thorough, indepenStockbridge School of Agriculture at the
Roberta
dent testing throughout North America. Their
University of Massachusetts. For the last 25
McQuaid
Turley
motto is “tested nationally and proven locally”;
years, she has held the position of staff horPublications
Columnist
here in the Northeast, trial grounds are in both
ticulturalist at Old Sturbridge Village. She
New York and Maine. AAS judges compare
enjoys growing food, as well as flowers. Have
new flower introductions to those that are already on the a question for her? Email it to [email protected] with
market, searching for such desirable characteristics as “Gardening Question” in the subject line.
novel flower color and form, fragrance, length of flowering and disease or pest tolerances or resistance. Vegetables
are given high marks for earliness and length of harvest, disease and pest tolerance and overall performance.
After evaluating the plants throughout the growing season,
Turley
scores are tabulated and those with the highest average
are considered to be worthy of an AAS award. This year
Publications
a whopping 25 plants made the list. Described below are
The Sentinel is published
Letters to the
three that particularly struck a chord, one for its unique
every Thursday by Turley
Publications, Inc., 24 Water
color, another for productivity and the last for disease
Editor Policy
St., Palmer, Mass. 01069.
resistance.
Telephone (413) 283-8393, Fax
Letters to the editor
How about a coveted Wave petunia in a deep, velvety
(413) 289-1977.
should
be
350
words
shade of red? Look no farther than AAS Petunia Tidal
or less in length. No
Wave® “Red Velour F1.” It has large flowers that continuPATRICK H. TURLEY
unsigned or anonyCEO
ously blanket the spreading plants without fading out in the
mous opinions will
summer heat. They also recover quickly from drenching
KEITH TURLEY
b e p u b l i s h e d . We
rains. We all know that one of the drawbacks to petunias
President
require letter writers
is their need for deadheading- not so with “Red Velour”
to include his or her
DOUGLAS L. TURLEY
- it is about as carefree as they come! Tidal Wave petunias
town of residence and
Vice President
are the tallest of the Wave family and work wonders in the
home telephone numEDITOR
landscape, covering a lot of real estate when planted in a
ber. We must authenAimee Henderson
sunny spot.
ticate authorship prior
to publication. We
“Artwork” is a distinctive broccoli that won AAS distincADVERTISING SALES
reserve the right to
tion in the vegetable category. Usually, we rate broccoli in
Debra Dodge
edit or withhold any
Maureen McGarrett
terms of the size of its head: the bigger the better, correct?
submissions deemed
Not always. There is a trend in up-scale and gourmet marSPORTS EDITOR
to be libelous or conkets that is growing - the desire for “baby” or “stem” brocDave Forbes
tain
unsubstantiated
coli. “Artwork” starts out similar to a regular broccoli with
allegations, personal
SOCIAL MEDIA
a main central crown, but after harvesting that first crown,
attacks, defamation of
tender long-stemmed side shoots continue to appear well
character and offeninto the summer and fall, resisting warm temperature boltsive language. All
@ The Sentinel
ing better than other varieties available. Sounds like this
unknown or alleged
variety would help to cut down on the glut of freezing big
WEB
facts and quotations
heads all at once - a nice thought!
www.belchertownsentinelonline.com
offered by the author
Have you missed Impatiens the past two years thanks
need to cite cred to dreaded downy mildew? I know I have! Begonias and
ible, unbiased sourccoleus are nice, for certain, but neither have the spreades. Send letters to:
ing power of Impatiens walleriana….until now. Drum
Sentinel Editor Aimee
roll please. Introducing AAS winner Bounce Pink Flame
Henderson, PO Box
www.turley.com
PPAF “Balboufink.” Have confidence, “Bounce” look like
6 0 1 , B e l c h e r t ow n ,
Turley Publications, Inc. cannot assume
MA 01007, or via
Impatiens in habit, flower form and count, but are comliability for the loss of photographs
email to [email protected]
or other materials submitted for
pletely downy mildew resistant. Expect color from spring
publication. Materials will not be
turley.com. The deadplanting through the first frost of fall. “Pink Flame” boasts
returned except upon specific request
line for submissions
a riot of stunning, bright pink bicolor blooms in shade or
when submitted.
is Friday at 5 p.m.
sun locations. Caring for them is simple. No deadhead-
SENTINEL
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
Seniors
Belchertown Senior Center
Granby Senior Center
PROGRAMS:
Learn to Play Chess
Fridays at 1 p.m.
Chess is a two-player strategy board game played on
a chessboard, a checkered game board with 64 squares
arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. It is one of the world’s
most popular games. Join Ralph Ingersoll and learn the
game of chess. Already know but need to fine tune your
skills? This is a great opportunity to have some fun. Call
Susan for additional information at 323-0420 ext. 501 or
just stop on down.
All activities take place at the Granby Senior Center,
10 West State St. (467-3239) unless otherwise noted. The
COA is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
No membership is required to take part in the activities/
events, anyone over 55 is welcome.
Attain hand program rescheduled
Monday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Arthritis, carpal tunnel, joint swelling, nerve injury.
Hands are truly indispensable, helping to manipulate eating utensils, maneuver steering wheels, and deliver the
all-important two-strike curve ball. When they hurt, every
day living can become a challenge. Join Leora Barry from
Attain Therapy on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. to hear
different therapies that will hopefully give you some relief.
AARP Tax-Aides
The long awaited tax aides are at the center.
Appointments are now available. Call Bill ext. 503 or
Susan ext. 501 for an appointment. They will be the only
two taking reservations, if they do not answer leave a
message and they will get back to you with a date and
time. This year a group of aides will be at the center on
Mondays, March 2,16, 30 and April 6 only.
ZenDoodle with Friends
Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.
Join Zendoodle class on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m. All
participants need is an archival ink permanent ink pen and
a pad of watercolor paper. This is a fun, relaxing class that
anyone may participate in and do well.
WestMass ElderCare, Inc. nutritionist Chris Brown
Thursday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
What’s all the fuss about gluten free and Paleo diet?
Over the past five to seven years, more and more people
worldwide have become aware of the Paleo Diet and the
gluten free diet, which really is not a diet at all, but rather
can be a lifelong way of eating to reduce the risk of chronic
disease. The gluten free diet is it a fad or is it a cure? Come
with your questions for Christine and listen to what the
Palio and Gluten Free diet consists of and how it possibly
make a difference in your life.
TRAVEL CLUB:
The Belchertown Senior Travel Club is open Tuesday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 413-323-0420
ext. 513 for more information or to sign up.
Upcoming trips include:
April 16 - Live from Nashville, $71 per person
July 16 - My Name is Barbara, $82 per person
Aug. 18 - Odyssey Cruise
Sept. 15 - Sail Away Schooner Argia, $72 per person
Dec. 5-6 - Kennebunkport Christmas prelude and the
Kittery Outlets, $224 per person
Have IRA questions? Let’s
Let’s talk.
talk.
Tom
Tom McRae
McRae
Coffee hour every weekday at 9 a.m. Enjoy social time
with friends.
LUNCH:
Lunch is served daily at 12 p.m. Reservations must be
made by noon the day before. The suggested donation is
$2.25, anyone over 60 is eligible. Call 467-3239 for reservations. Transportation is available.
Turley Publications photo submitted
TRANSPORTATION:
Available Monday through Friday for Granby residents
for lunch, medical, activities and shopping.
They travel to Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee and stops
in between. Call the Senior Center at 413-467-3239 to
make reservations.
SAVE THE DATE:
S.H.I.N.E. Counselor available at the Senior Center by
appointment.
Foot Care by Linda is scheduled for Feb. 26. Please call
the center for an appointment.
February Movies: Feb. 27 “Enough Said” starring Julia
Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini. Movies beginsat 1
p.m. Movie and popcorn are always free!
CLIMB | from Page 5
help with such an important cause. There are a lot of
people that suffer from lung problems and this was
a great chance to raise awareness. It shows that our
[Belchertown] Fire Department really cares.” When asked if she would do it again her face lit up
with a huge smile and all she said was, “Absolutely!”
According to Josh Barber, “The camaraderie was
awesome” and the experience well worth repeating. Jeff Haughey proclaimed it certainly “pushes the limits of endurance.” Belchertown Fire Chief Ted Bock summed it up,
“Lung injuries can affect all firefighters. With every
fire they are potentially exposed to chemicals, carcinogens, asbestos, and other inhalation hazards. This
event is great training and great team-building for a
great cause.”
A FULL SERVICE COMPANY
Owner
Mike McKenzie
ow
B-T n
Fully Insured
.
100 University
University Dr
100
Dr
First Floor Suite 3
First
FloorMA
Suite
3
Amherst,
01002
Amherst,
MA 01002
413-549-1979
413-549-1979
www.edwardjones.com
www.edwardjones.com
DAILY ACTIVITIES:
Thursday, Feb. 19: 9 a.m. Aerobics, 10 a.m. Osteo
Exercise, 12 p.m. lunch – barbecue pork chop
Friday, Feb. 20: 9 a.m. Cribbage, 12 p.m. lunch – salmon
Monday, Feb. 23: 10 a.m. Osteo Exercise, 12 p.m. lunch
– beef mac and cheese, 1 p.m. painting
Tuesday, Feb. 24: 11:30 a.m. Hearing Clinic, 12 p.m.
lunch – chicken filet, 12:30 p.m. quilting/needle work
Wednesday, Feb. 25: 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi, 12 p.m. lunch
– lazy stuffed peppers, 1 p.m. fun cards
MA. Lic. #15648A
Financial Advisor
Financial
Advisor
.
OSHA 10
Certified
Ele
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
ctric
Office: 413-213-0770
Member SIPC
Senior Center Aide
Part-Time
The Town of Belchertown is accepting applications for
the position of part-time Senior Center Aide. This nonbenefited position provides support in several programs
within the Senior Center and is approximately 19 hours
per week. Computer and clerical skills necessary along
with experience working with seniors and the public.
Some experience in food service a plus. CPR certification
and valid driver’s license are required.
Job descriptions and applications are available in the
Selectmen’s Office at The Finnerty House, One South
Main Street, P.O. Box 670, Belchertown, MA 01007.
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on March
4, 2015.
EOE/MF/ADA
PAGE Email: [email protected]
NEWS & FEATURES
As a paper of record, we attempt to cover all general
news, personality profiles, and community features that
we know about. This includes all selectmen and school
committee meetings as well as spot planning board, board
of health, finance, and other town meetings determined by
the issue’s relevance to our readers. There are the annual
major community event features that we should always
cover, but we are more than open to suggestions of other
features to celebrate the fabric of our communities and
their many interesting occupants. Our loyal advertisers
provide funding for this paid staff coverage.
For more information on news or community features
for The Sentinel, please email [email protected]
Time for a check up
Second Chance Animal Shelter was at the
Belchertown Senior Center on Wednesday,
Feb. 4 offering free pet veterinary exams for
low-income seniors, including vaccines. The
program was part of their “Home Bound to
the Rescue Program.” This furry friend gets
a check up, courtesy of Second Chance
Animal Shelter.
Local hunter education
course offerings
BELCHERTOWN – The Massachusetts Department
of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has announced
two upcoming Basic Hunter Education courses taking
place locally.
On Saturday and Sunday, March 14 and 15 classes
will take place at the Swift River Sportsman Club, located at 350 Cold Spring Road, Belchertown from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.
A second offering will take place Saturday and
Sunday, April 11 and 12 at the Swift River Sportsman
Club at the same times.
The course is a requirement to obtain a state-issued
hunting license and also counts as a firearms safety
course for state-issued firearms identification (FID) and
license to carry (LTC) permits.
To register, call 508-389-7830.
B. Woodward
Construction, Inc.
ALL HOME REPAIRS
Licensed Plumbing & Electrical Services Too!
RESIDENTIAL / COMMERCIAL
BUILDING / REMODELING
Professional Tile Installation
Brian Woodward - Belchertown, MA
413-250-1949
MA. Lic. #76167
HIC #136656
INSURED
SKIN PROBLEM?
Trust a Dermatologist!
JOEL P. GORDON, M.D.
Certified, American Board of Dermatology
Dermatology &
Dermatologic Surgery
Skin Cancer, Moles and Other Skin
Growths, Acne, Warts, Rashes
85 South St., Ware • (413) 967-2246
PAGE THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Women vs. men in healthy lifestyles and heart disease
SPRINGFIELD – When it comes to heart disease, prevention is the best medicine.
“The more risk factors you have, the greater your chance
of developing coronary artery disease. But, the good news
is that 80 percent of heart disease is preventable. You can
prevent or delay heart disease by beginning today to adopt
a heart healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Quinn Pack of Baystate
Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Program.
February is American Heart Month, and the perfect time
to work closely with your physician to modify risk factors
through lifestyle changes, and when those aren’t enough,
by taking medications prescribed by your doctor to help
control your risks.
Just in time for American Heart Month, the American
College of Cardiology has published a study which reinforces what most doctors already know – a healthy lifestyle may prevent heart disease in nearly three out of four
women.
The study, published in January, followed nearly 70,000
women for two decades and concluded that three-quarters
of heart attacks in young women could be prevented if they
followed six healthy lifestyle practices. Those practices
include:
1. No smoking
2. A normal body mass index (weight)
3. Physical activity of at least 2.5 hours per week
4. Watching seven or fewer hours of television a week
5. Consuming no more than one alcoholic drink per
day on average
6. A healthy diet.
Dr. Pack, who specializes in preventive cardiology, completed a two-year Preventive Cardiology Fellowship at the
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
“My interests are in high cholesterol, elevated blood
pressure, physical inactivity, smoking, obesity and diabetes. Those are the six big ones to control,” he said, referring
to the risk factors he most often addresses with patients,
both men and women.
health
YOUR
Dental Care For Your Whole Family
• Routine exams and cleanings • Restorations
• Extractions including wisdom teeth
• Orthodontics • Whitening • Crowns
• Sedation for the frightened patient
• Endodontics • Special Needs patient care
• Cosmetic Dentistry • Bridges • Dentures
• Individualized treatment plan letters
• Implant Dentistry • Hospital visits
• 24 hour on call Dentist
• Evening & Saturday appointments available
wellness
CONNECTION
LUDLOW
Ask about
our $129
Baystate Dental
Membership
Plan
New patients
and emergencies
always welcome!
CARING FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS SINCE 1955
(866) 265-3915
*SEE MEMBERSHIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR DETAILS.
35 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095 • 413-509-1500
131 North Main Street, Belchertown, MA 01007 • 413-323-7654 • 77 Winsor St., Suite 201, Ludlow, MA 01056 • 413-589-0083
Visit our website for hours and information for all 13 of our locations
www.baystate-dental.com
So, while the study addresses women and heart disease,
where does that leave men?
“While this study was limited to women, I expect that
the findings probably hold true for men as well. In other
words, if men follow these healthy lifestyle practices, I
would expect that their chances of developing heart disease
would decrease dramatically. Remember, up to 80 percent
of heart disease is preventable,” said Dr. Pack.
While there is a strong genetic predisposition to heart
disease in some families, Dr. Pack noted that doesn’t automatically mean that other family members will get it. “While there really isn’t anything patients can do about
genetics, it’s still important to know your family medical
history. If your father died at age 40 from a heart attack, for
example, as doctors we will want to evaluate and treat your
risks more aggressively, as soon as possible,” he said.
To learn more about Baystate Medical Center’s life-saving cardiac capabilities, visit baystatehealth.org/bhvp.
FINANCING
AVAILABLE
Owned & Operated by: Drs. Coughlin, Circosta and Haluch
ADD YEARS TO YOUR LIFE AND LIFE TO YOUR YEARS
CHIROPRACTIC WORKS!
www.LudlowPeds.com
77 Winsor Street, Suite 104, Ludlow, MA 01056-3495
413.589.9494
Fax 413.589.0774
Tel
Wilbraham Family Dentistry, LLC
Christopher J. Root, DMD, FAGD
Stephen H. Root, DDS, MAGD
Mon.-Wed. 7-5 • Thurs. 7-8 • Fri. 8-5
70 POST OFFICE PARK, SUITE 7006
WILBRAHAM, MA 01095
www.wilbrahamfamilydentistry.com
Chiropractic is Effective, Safe and Affordable Healthcare.
No chiropractic insurance coverage?
Call us to discuss affordable self-pay options.
413-596-3881
• Cosmetic & esthetic dentistry,
whitening, veneers, crowns
& bridges
• Implant Restoration
• Digital X-Rays & Photographs
• Dental appliances for sleep apnea
treatment
• NEW! CEREC - crown
applications in 1 visit!
413-271-1020
• Evening appointments available
Eastwood Park
2141 Boston Road, Wilbraham
• Most insurance plans accepted
• CareCredit - A convenient
monthly payment plan
www.machiro.com
ADULT & PEDIATRIC MEDICINE
Special focus on hypertension, diabetes & asthma care.
Bringing ER expertise to life’s little emergencies
(413) 599-3800
2040 Boston Road · Wilbraham, MA 01095
Across the street from Big Y · Easy, convenient parking
UrgentCareOfWilbraham.com
www.orchardmedical.org
Now accepting
new patients.
MOST
INSURANCES
ACCEPTED
Our mission at Orchard Medical Associates LLC is to
PROMOTE AND PRESERVE YOUR GOOD HEALTH
We understand that wellness is achieved through a combination
of expert medical care and attentive disease prevention.
835 WORCESTER ST. | INDIAN ORCHARD, MA | (413) 439-0609 | Fax: (413) 439-0623
– B R O U G H T TO YO U BY T U R L E Y P U B L I C AT I O N S, I N C. –
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
PAGE Pork dinner to benefit
Granby Veterans Memorial
Scouts pull in support
GRANBY – A pork loin dinner will be held on Saturday,
Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Hall,
256 State St., Granby, to benefit the Granby Veterans
Memorial.
The menu includes: pork loin, potatoes, green beans,
salad, dessert and assorted beverages. There will be raffles.
Tickets to the dinner are $12. Call Jason Richard at 413246-9386 or Mike Pandora at 413-205-6646. Tickets may
also be purchased at the Granby Senior Center. The group
will deliver, but please indicate that at ticket purchase.
Baseball registration ongoing
GRANBY ­ - There is still time to sign up for the 2015
season for the Granby Athletic Association Baseball for
all ages. For more information, please email the baseball
director at [email protected]
Story, playgroups at the Granby Public Library
Turley Publications photo submitted
Jack Marcy, of Cub Pack 4034/Boy Scout
Troop 306 of Granby presents 7.5 pounds
of aluminum pull tabs they collected during the group’s recent can and bottle drive,
to the Shriners’ Hospital in Springfield,
Massachusetts.
GRANBY – Get out of the cold and head to storytimes
and playgroups at the Granby Public Library.
Preschool storytimes meet every Tuesday at 10:30
a.m. Nurture your child’s love of books by engaging in stories, songs, felt board fun and crafts. Ages 2 ½ to 5 years
old. No pre-registration needed. The library playgroup meets Fridays from 10:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., for ages birth to five years old. Parents and
grandparents join the fun during this free playgroup, where
children can play and enjoy a snack, stories and songs.
Drop in! No pre-registration is required.
This playgroup will run every Friday morning through
mid-June 2015, however there will be no playgroup when
the public schools or the library is closed. Made possible with funding from a Coordinated
Family and Community Engagement grant from the MA
Department of Early Education and Care, administered by
the Collaborative for Educational Services.
Feel Good About Your Electricity Choice
&RQ(GLVRQ6ROXWLRQV·À[HGSULFHSODQVHQVXUHWKDW\RXU
HOHFWULFLW\VXSSO\SULFHZLOOQRWLQFUHDVHIRUWKHHQWLUH
OHQJWKRI\RXUFRQWUDFWWHUP³HYHQLIZHDWKHURUVXSSO\
VKRUWDJHVGULYHXSHQHUJ\FRVWV
Massachusetts residents save up to 37%*
Have your utility bill handy and go to
www.ConEdSolutions.com/MA
&RQ(GLVRQ6ROXWLRQVRIIHUVDQDOWHUQDWLYHWRWKHUDWHV
\RXUXWLOLW\FKDUJHV:HDOVRRIIHU
ɵ
ɵ
FIXED PRICE PROTECTION
NO CANCELLATION OR SWITCHING FEES
3OXV\RXJHWWKHHQHUJ\H[SHUWLVHLQWHJULW\DQGVWDELOLW\
WKDWRQO\&RQ(GLVRQ6ROXWLRQVFDQRIIHU
Massachusetts residents
get current pricing
at www.ConEdSolutions.com/MA
1HHGPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQ"
&DOO1-855-263-1187
2XUUHSUHVHQWDWLYHVDUHDYDLODEOH
0RQGD\²)ULGD\DP²SP
DQGDUHKDSS\WRDQVZHUDQ\TXHVWLRQV
&RQ(GLVRQ6ROXWLRQV·H[SHULHQFHVWDELOLW\DQGLQWHJULW\LQWKHHQHUJ\LQGXVWU\DUHXQVXUSDVVHG:HKDYHEHHQLQEXVLQHVVPRUHWKDQ\HDUVDV
DVXEVLGLDU\RI&RQVROLGDWHG(GLVRQ,QF1<6(('RQHRIWKHQDWLRQ·VODUJHVWHQHUJ\FRPSDQLHVZLWKLWVFRUSRUDWHKLVWRU\GDWLQJEDFNWR
&RQ(GLVRQ6ROXWLRQVLVRQHRIWKHODUJHVWUHWDLOHOHFWULFLW\VXSSOLHUVLQWKHQDWLRQKHOSLQJUHVLGHQWLDOFXVWRPHUVDQGEXVLQHVVHVPHHWWKHLUÀQDQFLDO
REMHFWLYHV
6DYLQJVDUHEDVHGXSRQDFRPSDULVRQRIWKHXWLOLW\·VFXUUHQWUHVLGHQWLDOVXSSO\UDWHDQG&RQ(GLVRQ6ROXWLRQV·SULFHIRUDPRQWKÀ[HGSULFHSODQ
LQWKHVDPH1DWLRQDO*ULGVHUYLFHWHUULWRU\DVRI)HEUXDU\$OOSULFLQJOLVWHGLQWKLVDGYHUWLVHPHQWDQGRQWKHZHEVLWHDSSOLHVWRQHZ&RQ(GLVRQ
6ROXWLRQVFXVWRPHUVRQO\
PAGE 10
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Amherst
On the Same Page announces
programs and events
On display
in Amherst
Alexandra Markiewicz
will have her artwork on display in
the Amherst Town
Hall from March 5
through April 2 from 5
to 8 p.m. Markiewicz
is primarily a charcoal artist and tries
to assert facial
and bodily emotion
through the shadows
and lights reproducible through the fluidlike medium.
Turley Publications photo submitted
Atkins Farms holding annual
wedding, event sampler
AMHERST – Atkins Farms seventh
annual Wedding & Event Planning
Sampler will be held throughout the
Atkins Market on Saturday, March 7
from noon to 4 p.m.
The wedding sampler will be similar
to a wedding show but smaller in size.
Aside from Atkins Farms, numerous outside vendors will be in attendance to
display products and services they offer.
Sample a taste of Atkins most popular
wedding cakes and catering, see displays
of Atkins wedding flowers, wedding
favors and more.
Brides and grooms will have an opportunity to meet one on one with vendors
to discuss plans, services and arrangements. The sampler is not limited to only
those with a wedding in the near future.
Customers who may be planning other
special events are encouraged to attend
and participate in the sampler.
Stop by each booth and register to win
door prizes from vendors and qualify
to win a $100 gift card toward a cake
or flowers from Atkins Farms Country
Market.
Vendors include, but are not limited
to, Hadley Farms Meeting House, Ten
Thousand Villages, Royal Coach Limos,
The Bridal Barn & Tux Shoppe, Lord
Jeffrey Inn, The Red Barn and more.
MAKE FEBRUARY YOUR WIN!
Stop by North Brookfield Savings Bank at 4
Daniel Shays Highway, Belchertown during
the month of February and ENTER FOR
YOUR CHANCE TO WIN one of our Weekly
drawings at “The Poissant & Neveu Real
Estate Team” Table Display.
Week Three: $25 gift certificate to Antonio’s
Week Four: $25 gift certificate to Kristina’s Kafe and Bakery
The strength of TEAMWORK...the reputation for RESULTS
THE POISSANT & NEVEU
REAL ESTATE TEAM
413-813-4479
“Selling
Belchertown
And Beyond”
The Library Loft
Schoolhouse Commons Historical Center • 1085 Park Street, Palmer
We are celebrating our
10th year at the Schoolhouse Commons.
Thanks to our wonderful “friends,” volunteers and patrons,
we will be open on Fridays beginning in September.
Our New Hours
Tues. 10am - 4pm • Wed. 10am - 4pm • Thurs. 10am - 4pm
Fri. 10am-4pm • Sat. 10am - 4pm
Hope to see you there
Book donations will be accepted at the Palmer Public
Library or the Library Loft during open hours.
Please, no magazines or Reader's Digest Condensed Books.
We accept books only in good, clean condition.
For more information call 283-3330 ext. 100
Proceeds To Benefit the Palmer Public Library
AMHERST – The Jones Library is holding its third On the Same Page community
reading program, this year featuring the
novel “The Girl Who Fell from the Sky”
by bestselling author Heidi Durrow. The
entire Amherst community is invited to
read the book and participate in the upcoming programs and events.
The following series of programs will
be held during February and March at the
Jones Library, and are based on topics and
themes from the novel. On the Same Page
– Amherst will culminate in an appearance by author Heidi Durrow to be held
at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at the
Munson Memorial Library Hall in South
Amherst. For complete program descriptions, visit the program’s webpage at http://
www.joneslibrary.org/onthesamepage/
osp2015.html. Feb. 6 - March 14 – Atrium
Of Many Colors Exhibit - Of Many
Colors includes photographs and interviews
with families who have bridged the racial
divide through interracial relationships and/
or adoption. The exhibit and its companion book were
created by Family Diversity Projects.
Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
Woodbury Room
Book Discussion - An interactive book
discussion will explore the impact of community on identity with fun & engaging
activities, and then lead into sharing and
discussing The Girl Who Fell from the Sky. This event is co-sponsored by the Jones
Library, Amherst Together, and the Equity
Project Intergenerational Team at Amherst
College.
Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Woodbury Room
Multiracial Families: The Amherst
Experience - A panel of Amherst parents
share their personal experiences of parenting biracial and adopted children in our
community. The panel will be moderated
by Peggy Gillespie, Co-Founder/Director
of Family Diversity Projects.
Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. –
Munson Memorial Library, South Amherst
Friends’ Reception - Please join the
Friends of the Jones Library System and
author Heidi Durrow at this special reception. Sponsored by the FOJLS, this event
is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Munson Memorial Library Hall,
South Amherst
On the Same Page...with Heidi Durrow Heidi Durrow will talk about her book and
the issues it explores. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
Copies of “The Girl Who Fell from
the Sky” can be borrowed from the Jones
Library and branches, requested and
checked out from the C/W Mars library
catalog, or purchased at Amherst Books in
Amherst.
On the Same Page – Amherst and its
programs are sponsored by the Friends
of the Jones Library System. For further
information about the On the Same Page
- Amherst, please contact Janet Ryan at
413-259-3223.
Author night at Jones Library
AMHERST – Local author Dusty Miller
will join the Mystery Lovers Book Club
who are reading Danger at the Gates: An
Alice Ott Mystery, on March 11 at 2 p.m. at
Jones Library, 43 Amity St.
Alice Ott is a western Mass. activist
who resembles Frances Crowe, the legendary anti-war activist in many ways. Alice
wants to find the true story about a dead
body at the gates of an aging nuclear plant.
Recreation department
offering activities
BELCHERTOWN – The Belchertown
Recreation Department is offering activities. To learn more visit the recreation
department on State Street.
CUPCAKE CREATIONS: It’s fun and
easy to decorate sweet and delicious cupcakes. In this workshop children will learn
that it’s easy to make cupcakes and fun to
decorate them. They will bake cupcakes,
mix the perfect icing, learn how to use a
pastry bag and learn basic decorating techniques. At the end of the day participants
will be able to take home their creations to
share with their family. Space is limited.
WHO: Boys and girls ages 6 to 8
WHEN: Bunny Tails on Tuesday, March
24 from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m.
COST: $18 per session
DEADLINE: Saturday before the session
begins
TAI CHI: Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese
martial art used for centuries to relax the
body and mind, improve balance and mental clarity, strengthen the body, increase
stamina, decrease stress and enhance the
overall quality of life. Its rhythmic movements establish a mind body connection
that creates an overall sense of wellbeing
similar to yoga. It is good for people of all
ages and physical levels. It can be modified to suit the needs of an individual. Tai
Chi is a skill that will last a lifetime.
WHO: Individuals 18 and older
WHEN: Thursday evenings, 6 to 7 p.m.
from Feb. 19 through March 26 (No class
March 19)
COST: $65
SAFE SITTER: Safe Sitter is a medically accurate, hands-on class that teaches
youth how to handle emergencies while
home alone or caring for children. They
will learn what to do when a child chokes,
safety for the sitter, how to call for emergency help, babysitting business skills,
basic child care skills, such as diapering
and feeding, and how to entertain children
and keep them safe.
WHO: Boys and girls ages 11-13
WHEN: Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
COST: $60 includes supplies
DEADLINE: March 4
YOGA: Hatha yoga is an ancient practice of movement that brings openness
and vitality to the body while quieting the
mind. This mixed level course will introduce basic yoga postures and theories.
Attention is given to breathing and relaxation along with instruction in traditional
postures to build flexibility, strength and
balance. Participants do not have to be flexible, strong, or very fit to enjoy yoga as
each participant is encouraged to move at
their own pace.
WHO: Individuals 18 and older
WHEN: Saturday mornings, 9 to 10:15
a.m. from Feb. 28 through April 4
COST: $55
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
AMANDA | from Page 1
she said her pediatrician suspected that something was a
little off during that physical. Litz said her heart sounded a
little louder than usual, so her pediatrician decided to send
her to a cardiologist.
“I was sent to a cardiologist for an echocardiogram and
that’s when they found a hole in my heart,” said Litz.
Litz was diagnosed with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) and
the echocardiogram confirmed that the hole was the size
of a dime. By the time Litz went in for open-heart surgery,
two months later, the hole had grown to be the size of a
half-dollar.
Litz said there were no physical signs that there was a
hole in her heart, calling herself a “healthy 10-year-old
girl” at the time.
Litz, now of Belchertown, grew up in Granby, the daughter of Dan and Liz Blaney. She said after learning about the
hole in her heart she went home and bragged to her sister
about it – obviously not knowing the severity of the condition.
“I could see the worry on my mom’s face though,” said
Litz, thinking back to those days.
Litz had her surgery at Hartford Children’s Hospital and
was discharged just six days after it. She said she was up
and about the next day in the hospital, playing billiards and
walking around.
“Kids are so resilient,” she said.
And although Litz doesn’t remember ever seeing her
parents show too much emotion during it all, trying to protect her from being too anxious, she remembers how scared
she was when it was time to go into the operating room.
“I remember going in and leaving my parents yelling,
‘Don’t leave me!’” recalled Litz. “My mom said it was the
first time she ever saw my dad break down.”
Litz said she was only limited in physical activity for the
following three months and after that she was cleared and
“have not looked back since.”
Or has she?
Come to find out, Litz’s heart defect seems to be genetic,
with her grandmother having had the same thing. Because
of that, when she was pregnant with her three girls, she
WOODSHOP | from Page 1
the committee on “highlights” at the schools.
Nagels, a 20-year math teacher and licensed mechanic,
told the committee that the students first program the computers to design, then transfer “sequences” of construction
from the computers to the robots and bridges – a shift from
“theory to practice.”
The robots are based on a model akin to the Mars Rover
that when in operation will tell its motors to go forward
and back, turn left and right, and back and turn when it
encounters the boundaries of a six-foot by eight-foot area.
The lessons also include problem solving, such as when a
robot needs to shift the direction of its solar collectors, just
as the operators of the real Rover do.
Nagels said the seventh and eighth graders compete with
each other but also help each other out, and sometimes find
it difficult to stop working on their projects when the class
time is over.
“The kids are wonderful. It’s not work. They enjoy it,”
Nagels said.
The miniature bridges are glued together with various lengths of the basic material - two-foot-long, oneeighth-inch-square-diameter pieces of balsa wood. Like
the robots, students use computers to design and sequence
construction tasks. Their grade depends on how much
weight the bridge will support. A bridge holding five
pounds before breaking gets a passing grade, while one
holding more than 20 pounds earns an “A.”
Ruscio said the new program teaches math, physics and
engineering principles. It is part of a curriculum based on
the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines
– science, technology, engineering and mathematics –– in
an interdisciplinary and applied approach.
Ruscio and Nagels said the program began in the fall in
a “construction area” while the woodshop space containing
large machines and wood storage was transformed into a
computer area and a construction and testing area.
In other business, the committee delayed action on a proposal to support the position of the Western Massachusetts
Education Leaders Coalition against: the “amount, pace
and cost of unfunded mandates” by federal and state governments on local school districts; the “validity, reliability
and implementation of the Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam;” and
the “amount, frequency and cost of standardized testing.”
The group now consists of nine superintendents and 12
school committee members from 10 local school districts
and two directors of educational collaboratives. Its statement was endorsed at its meeting on Dec. 4, 2014 prior
to issuing the statement formally to policy makers and the
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary
Education.
School Committee Chairman Richard Fritsch and member Mindy Bogdanovich attended the group’s gathering
last summer. Fritsch asked that the school board join the
group and endorse its positions. The board voted to table
the issue until members could read and formulate questions about it.
The issue will be taken up at a future school board meeting.
PAGE 11
Between her own experience as a child and having
gone through three pregnancies as a mother of three girls
(Morghan, 6, Emma, 5, and Ryan, 2 1/2), Litz said she has
learned to be very proactive with healthcare, especially
with her children. She said she and her husband, Bryan,
have had to insist on extra tests for their children, which
eventually confirmed suspicions with one of her daughters
– that she had celiac disease. But Litz has also learned to
trust her pediatrician, because “it ended up saving my life.”
Litz also has a soft spot for heart families, having a close
friend whose child had a heart transplant.
“Knowing that could have been us, with my genetics, we
missed a bullet,” said Litz.
As an adult Litz has no lasting affects from her heart
condition. She’s been to the emergency room a few times
for pains in her chest, but as a heart patient, Litz said, “they
take it more serious.”
Litz still has a scrapbook from that time in her life, full
of photos, get well soon cards from friends, and other
memorabilia. She said if it weren’t for the book and the
scar on her chest, you’d never even know what she had
gone through as a child.
Turley Publications photo courtesy of CDC
had routine ultrasounds checking on her daughters’ hearts.
All girls appeared to have healthy, fully developed hearts.
However, when her oldest daughter was born she did have
a small hole in her heart, but it closed on its own.
“It was my nightmare coming back around to me as a
parent,” said Litz, adding that she is grateful things corrected themselves on their own.
What is Atrial Septal Defect?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) is a birth
defect of the heart in which there is a hole in the wall (septal) that divides the upper chambers of the heart. The hole
can vary in size and can close on its own, but may also
require surgery like Litz’s did.
During pregnancy, a baby may have several openings in
the septal, but they will typically close during pregnancy
of shortly after. If they do not close, a hole is left, which
increases the amount of blood flow to the lungs. Overtime
it may cause damage to the blood vessels in the lungs,
which could cause problems as an adult – such as high
blood pressure in the lungs and heart failure. Other problems may include abnormal heartbeat, and increased risk
of stroke.
The CDC recently estimated that each year about 1,966
babies in the United States are born with an ASD.
Change is good.
Changing banks doesn’t have to be hard.
Florence Bank makes it easy. You can do it in
person at one of our branches, over the phone
or online. Fact is, we’ll do almost anything to
help you make the change. So come on over
to Florence. It won’t just be a good change.
It will be a change for good.
413-586-1300 / florencebank.com
If you’re ready to make the change,
try us out at florencebank.com/changeforgood
Member FDIC / Member DIF
PAGE 12
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Brass, trombone concert at Umass
Sue Lefebvre
receives award
Turley Publications photo submitted
Turley Publications photo submitted
A concert by the UMass Amherst Trombone and Brass Choirs will be
held on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 8:15 p.m. at Bezanson Recital Hall,
UMass Amherst. The director will be Department of Music & Dance
Professor Greg Spiridopoulos. The concert is free and the public is
invited to attend.
TEDDY BEARS | from Page 1
Company.
Deputy Sheriff David Fenton was
at the Belchertown Police Department
last week, delivering a dozen of bears
to Belchertown Police Chief Fran Fox.
Fenton said the donation of bears is
just another way to connect with the
community through policing.
“These bears will be stored in the
back of cruisers, so if a child is displaced during a fire, accident or other
incident in which police are involved,
it will hopefully keep them occupied
and distract them from what is happening at that time,” said Fenton.
Chief Fox said his department has
done similar initiatives in the past,
however it has been some time since
officers have carried teddy bears
with them. He said the distraction of
receiving a stuffed animal does offer
some solace to a child during a difficult situation.
“If a child is at the scene of an
incident with police involved, it can
upset them. These bears will help put
a smile on their face during a time in
their life that is not going so well. It’s
just a little comfort for them,” said
Fox.
Fenton said he is sure the bears
leave a more pleasant memory for
children during such times, having
had experienced something similar
with his own daughter. Fenton said
when his daughter was in childcare
in Chicopee, she was involved in a
motor vehicle accident. A Chicopee
police officer gave her a toy on scene
because she was upset, and she still
remembers it, even at 19 years old.
“It leaves a positive impact,” he
said.
The chief said the teddy bears are
just another addition to the department’s community policing effort,
which despite budget cuts, remains
relatively healthy.
“The Sheriff’s Department is always
thinking outside of the box to assist
with these efforts,” said Fox, adding
that they help with the drug take back
Congratulations to Sue
Lefebvre of Wilbraham for
receiving the President’s
Bronze Award at the
REALTOR Association of
P i o n e e r Va l l e y A w a r d s
Banquet. Pictured with her
manager Janise Fitzpatrick
of The Jones Group
Realtors. day, permanent drug collection boxes,
TRIAD and more.
Fenton said he wrote the grant to
Vermont Teddy Bear Company in
November 2014. He said the company only chooses one recipient of
the bears, which happened to be the
Sheriff’s Department for 2014. He
already has re-applied for this year
and is hoping they will come through
again.
“Hopefully we can get more bears,
maybe more to Belchertown if they
go through them,” said Fenton. If
Belchertown still has bears Fenton
said he would look at another
police department in the county.
Northampton already takes donations
from the community for their effort.
Fox said all the cruisers on the
streets during a shift will have a teddy
bear in the trunk. Each bear is individually wrapped to keep it clean and
protected. The chief said he would
leave it up to the discretion of the
responding officer if a bear should be
handed out.
Cold weather making fitness a challenge?
Your source for
home medical
equipment and
supplies for
healthy living
Baystate Home Infusion and Respiratory Services offers a variety of
items to help you stay active and achieve your fitness goals safely in your
home. With items like folding exercise peddlers, blood pressure monitors,
and topical pain relief products, you’ll be moving in no time!
Come in to either of our two retail showrooms and our experienced
staff will help you find the products you need. We even offer full,
free assembly of all items, curbside pickup, and help obtaining insurance
reimbursement if available.
85 South Street, Ware | 413-967-2855 | 9 am-4:30 pm
489 Bernardston Road, Greenfield | 413-773-2378 | 8:30 am-5 pm
FINALISTS | from Page 1
choice, and then negotiate a financial package with the
individual chosen.
The board hopes to have the interim superintendent
on the job by March 2 to allow a two-week transition
period before Rodriguez’s departure. Quesnel cited the
need to get the process started, citing a tight time frame
that follows Rodriguez’s resignation announcement in
early February.
“Two weeks for a superintendent search is pretty
tight,” Quesnel said.
The committee will then begin work on finding a
permanent superintendent. Members agreed to invite
two agencies that conduct superintendent searches to
make presentations before the board on March 16.
Those agencies are the Massachusetts Association of
School Committees, which the board used when it hired
Rodriguez, and the New England School Development
Council.
The committee will then decide whether to hire one
of the agencies or conduct a search on its own.
In August 2013, Houle announced her intention to
resign as Belchertown superintendent, effective at the
end of her contract there on June 30, 2014. She had
been the object of two petitions for her removal prior to
her announcement.
Nash was superintendent of the Frontier Regional
School District, which serves Deerfield and Sunderland
for 12 years before retiring in 2013. She then was named
Northampton interim superintendent in July 2013. She
served there until June 2014, when John Provost was
named permanent superintendent.
Jefferson was superintendent of the Lynnfield Public
School District until June 2014. He began work in
Granby the following month.
Our advertisers
make this
publication
possible.
Amy’s Animals
Grooming Services
Let them know you
saw their ad in the
Belchertown
Sentinel
170 Jackson St.
Belchertown
•Basic Grooming
•Cuts & Trims
•Shave Downs
•Nail Care
•Flea & Tick Baths
•Elaborate Styles
& Dyes
323-5711
Where to find your
BELCHERTOWN
SENTINEL
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN GRANBY…
GRANBY
Center Pharmacy .....................................................Route 202
Cindy’s Soft Serve ..................................................Route 202
Granby Library........................................................Route 202
Granby Safety Complex...........................................Route 202
Granby Town Hall .............................................................Route 202
Sapowsky Farm...................................................................Route 202
Senior Center.....................................................................Route 202
Union Mart ........................................................................Route 202
Vicker’s Liquors ..................................................................Route 202
➦
Granby Package .............................60 West State Street/Route 202
Little Italy Pizza ..............................56 West State Street/Route 202
Pizza Palace.......................................... West State Street/Route 202
Polish Credit Union ......................49 West State Street/Route 202
Summit General Store ........................................New Ludlow Road
or online
www.belchertownsentinel.com
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
PAGE 13
Calendar
Friday, Feb. 20
CHINESE NEW YEAR LUNCH: A Chinese New Year
lunch will be held at the Amherst Survival Center from
noon to 1 p.m. Celebrate the Year of the Goat while listening to [email protected] music with Art Steele (guitar and
vocals).
Saturday, Feb. 21
LOVE YOUR LIBRARY: The Friends of Clapp
Memorial Library is hosting an evening of wine and cheese
and chocolate on Saturday, Feb. 21 (snow date of Feb.
28). The event is free! The Friends will supply a variety of
wines to sample. There will also be a raffle. Must be over
21 years old to attend. Become a Friend before the event
and be entered into a drawing for a KindleFire.
AMERICAN GIRL TEA PARTY: Stop by the Granby
Free Public Library to buy a raffle ticket for the American
Girl Doll of the year, “Grace.” The raffle will take place
at the American Girl Doll Tea Party to benefit the Granby
Library on Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Immaculate
Heart of Mary Church in Granby. You do not need to be
present to win. This doll is very popular and out of stock
in some locations. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for
$5 and are available at the library. When you purchase a $7
ticket for the tea party, you receive one free raffle ticket.
WINE AND CANVAS: The Jones Library will be hosting a “Wine and Canvas” fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 21
from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Woodbury Room. Tickets are $45
each and are available in the Jones Library office or online
at www.joneslibrary.org/wineandcanvas/index.html. All
proceeds will benefit The Jones Library Inc. For further
information about the “Wine and Canvas” fundraiser,
please visit www.joneslibrary.org/wineandcanvas/index.
html or contact library director Sharon Sharry at 413-2593106.
MORNING PANTRY HOURS: The Amherst Survival
Center food pantry is experimenting with Saturday morning hours from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. They are also able to
accept donations then.
Friday, Feb. 27
SPAGHETTI DINNER: The MacDuffie Parent
Association is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Feb.
27 at 7 p.m. at the MacDuffie School, 66 School Street in
Granby, MA. The menu includes a variety of pasta, sauces,
salads, desserts and assorted beverages. Tickets are $8 and
are available online at http://2015macduffiemusical.bpt.me/
or at the door.
Saturday, Feb. 28
PORK DINNER: A pork loin dinner will be held
on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate
Heart of Mary Hall, 256 State St., Granby, to benefit
the Granby Veterans Memorial. The menu includes:
pork loin, potatoes, green beans, salad, dessert and
assorted beverages. There will be raffles. Tickets to
the dinner are $12. Call Jason Richard at 413-2469386 or Mike Pandora at 413-205-6646. Tickets
may also be purchased at the Granby Senior Center.
The group will deliver, but please indicate that at
ticket purchase.
WINE AND BEER TASTING: The Belchertown
Knights of Columbus, in conjunction with The
Village Package Store, presents its fourth annual
Wine and Beer Tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 28
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Villa Rose, 1428 Center
St., Ludlow. Approximately 30 different wines and
“special microbrews” will be offered. A free buffet dinner will be provided. Raffles 50/50 etc. also
will be available. Cost is $25 per person (must be
21 or older). For tickets call Rob Krafchuk 3236625, Ray Fontaine 537-4086 or Chuck Lydon 2838710. Tickets may also be purchased at the Village
Package Store.
Thursday, March 5
ORGANIC GARDENING: “Organic Gardening
for Everyone”, a 90-minute program featuring the
cultivation of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers
using natural methods to promote soil and plant
health, will be offered by naturalist and landscaper
John Root at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at the
New England Small Farm Institute, 275 Jackson St.
in Belchertown.
Saturday, March 7
LOVE TO THE RESCUE TAG SALE/BAKE
SALE: McCarthy’s Pub is hosting a benefit tag sale
on Saturday, March 7 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at
Belchertown Old Town Hall. All Proceeds to benefit
the Shriners’ Hospital for Children and donated at
the Leprechaun Plunge on March 15.
Friday, March 13 and
Thursday, March 19
KINDERGARTEN REG: Belchertown’s Cold Spring
School announces that kindergarten registration for the
2015-2016 school year will be Friday, March 13 from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, March 19 from 4 until 8 p.m.
Friday, March 20
[email protected]: Join the Amherst Survival Center
from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch and music with Northampton
Flutes Nancy Janosen, Sue Kurian and George Owens.
Saturday, April 11
UMASS 5K DASH & DINE: The sixth annual Dash &
Dine 5K is underway. Visit www.runumass.com to sign up
and learn more about the race. It is only $5 for Umass community and $20 for the greater public. All proceeds benefit
the Amherst Survival Center.
Friday, April 17
[email protected]: Join the Amherst Survival Center
from noon to 1 p.m. for Songs of Stevie Wonder, Beatles
and original music with Zack Danziger and Bob Weiner.
Saturday, April 25
CRAFTERS WANTED: Crafters, vendors and tag salers
wanted for Union Church of Christ, 51 Center St. Rt. 21,
Ludlow, sale on April 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Six-foot
table with chairs, $25; eight-foot table with chairs $35. If
you are interested in renting a table please call Diane at
413-583-3584.
ONGOING:
PRESERVATION SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP: The
Granby Preservation Society, a non-profit, is holding an
ongoing membership drive. Membership and/or donations
will help preserve and restore Kellogg Hall. For a single
two-year membership it cost $25. A family two-year membership is $40. A business two-year membership is $100.
To join send a note with the membership type and payment
to: Granby Preservation Society, P.O. Box 1021, Granby,
MA 01033.
Monday, March 9
EMPTY BOWLS: The Amherst Survival Center
is hosting its annual Empty Bowls dinner at The
Pub in Amherst from 4 to 8 p.m. Limited tickets
available.
Locally Recognized – Nationally Honored
M. Connie Laplante Real Estate
2 Lyman Street, South Hadley – 536-9111
Registered HUD/VA Broker
Congratulations to our team for earning “NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR OUTSTANDING SUCCESS IN 2014”
A BIG thank you to all of our Customers, Clients and Business affliates who make this possible year after year!
★ ★
CIRCLE OF
ACHIEVEMENT
LEADER’S
CIRCLE
#1 OFFICE IN
SOUTH HADLEY & GRANBY
BETTE LORD-HESS
JONI FLEMING
CONNIE LAPLANTE
Consistent National
Award Winner
#1 Agent in
South Hadley
Broker/Owner
ABR, CRB, CBS, GRI
★
CIRCLE OF HONOR
#1 AGENT IN GRANBY
★
OVER 11 MILLION IN SALES IN 2014
STEVEN LAPLANTE
Cynthia
Baker
Sara
Batchelor
Bre
Benoit
Maria
Bertino
★
Maria
Bonde
Jenn
Derome
★
GERRY CODERRE AIMEE KELLY MELISSA WHITELOCK JENN PICARD JOANNE LAPLANTE
Madeline
Flood
Darlene
Forget
Pat
Hamel
Sharon
Niedbala
Gary
Rainaud
Laura
Stamborski
Carol
White
Bev
Witter
Kristin
Allard
VIEW OUR LISTINGS AT: ERALAPLANTE.NET OR WWW.ERA.COM
Per MLS units sold in 2014
Each office independently owned and operated
Calleigh
Wile
Kate
Bedard
PAGE 1 4
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Education
Classroom calendar
Belchertown School Lunch Menus
Tuesday, Feb. 24
• School committee meeting at SRE Library,
7 p.m.
• Week of Feb. 23-Feb. 27 •
Wednesday, Feb. 25
• SRE School Banking Day
Thursday, Feb. 26
• SRE School Council meeting, principal’s office,
3:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27
• CSS, Banking Day
CSS – Cold Spring School
SRE – Swift River Elementary School
CHCS – Chestnut Hill Community School
JBMS – Jabish Brook Middle School
BHS – Belchertown High School
Cold Spring Swift River Schools
Jabish Brook Middle School
Monday, Feb. 23: Meatball grinder on wheat roll,
carrots, potato puffs, applesauce, cookie, milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Chicken taco-diced (chicken in a
whole wheat tortilla), salsa, lettuce and tomato, sour
cream, corn, cauliflower with dip, mixed fruit, milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: It’s Frozen day! Olaf’s chicken giggles, snowy mashed potato, Olaf’s carrot nose,
Sven’s fresh apple, milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Hotdog on a whole wheat roll,
oven fries, vegetarian baked beans, peaches, milk
Friday, Feb. 27: Whole grain stuffed crust pizza,
broccoli, green beans, chicken noodle soup, pears,
milk
Monday, Feb. 23: Chicken nuggets, barbecue
sauce, honey mustard sauce or hamburger on a whole
wheat roll, American cheese with sweet potato, corn,
mixed fruit, milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Taco bar with lettuce, wedged
tomatoes, salsa, sour cream or cheese Max sticks,
marinara sauce with broccoli, pineapple chunks, milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Buffalo chicken pattie whole
wheat roll, lettuce and tomato or Philly steak sandwich with peppers and onions with pasta salad, carrots, green beans, applesauce, milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Oriole chicken bowl (popcorn
chicken/potato, chicken gravy) dinner roll or cheese
Max sticks with cole slaw, vegetarian baked beans,
pears, milk
Friday, Feb. 27: Spaghetti, meat sauce or sausage
and pepper hero with Caesar salad, cucumbers, strawberries with topping, milk
Chestnut Hill Community School
Agriculture in the Classroom
conference at Pathfinder
Monday, Feb. 23: Breakfast wrap, sausage or teriyaki dippers, breadstick with green beans, sweet
potato, pears, milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Barbecue chicken, oven fries or
taco salad, salsa, sour cream, brown rice with carrots,
vegetarian baked beans, peaches, milk
Wednesday, Feb. 25: Popcorn chicken, mashed
potato, chicken gravy, dinner roll or fish on whole
wheat roll, tartar sauce with broccoli, corn chowder,
applesauce, milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Pizza (rectangle piece) or chicken salad on wheat roll with green beans, black bean
and corn salad, strawberries with topping, milk
Friday, Feb. 27: It’s Frozen day! Olaf’s chicken
giggles, snowy mashed potato or melted Olaf yogurt
parfait with Olaf’s carrot nose, Kristoff’s snack mix,
Sven’s fresh apple, hot chocolate pudding, milk
PALMER – Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom
is sponsoring a statewide conference for teachers at the
Pathfinder Regional Technical Vocational School in Palmer
on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Titled “Growing Minds Through Massachusetts
Agriculture,” the conference offers educational and networking resources, activity ideas and curriculum connections that can facilitate and enhance pre-K through 12th
grade classrooms alike and help bring agriculture to the
students.
The $50 fee includes lunch and all materials ($55 on
the day of the conference). Ten Professional Development
Points are provided for Massachusetts Teachers those who
attend the full day conference, carry out a related classroom activity, and send in a brief report of their experience. The group will provide a certificate of participation
for teachers from other states.
A limited number of scholarships are available to new
teachers, teachers from urban schools and farm educators
thanks to funding from a Farm Credit East AgEnhancement
Grant. For eligibility information and an application form,
visit the MAC website at www.aginclassroom.org.
Get a
high-speed
decision on
your car loan.
3
Apply Online at
NorthBrookfieldSavingsBank.com
NEW
AUTO
LOAN
With North Brookfield Savings Bank, you can apply
online for your car loan in a flash. Take advantage
of our new and used auto loan rates and get
preapproved before you shop. Apply online today or
visit us at any of our convenient branch locations.
Belchertown High School
Monday, Feb. 23: Chicken nuggets, dinner roll or
hot dog whole wheat bun with potato wedges, peas
and carrots, vegetarian baked beans, strawberries
with topping, milk
Tuesday, Feb. 24: Orange roast chicken, brown rice
with green beans, carrots, apple crisp, wheat bread,
milk or pasta bar with Caesar salad
Wednesday, Feb. 25: French toast sticks, syrup,
sausage, yogurt or taco pie, salsa, sour cream with
sweet potato, green beans, peaches, school baked
whole grain cookie, milk
Thursday, Feb. 26: Meatloaf, brown gravy, mashed
potato or chicken fajitas, sour cream, confetti brown
rice with dinner roll, corn, broccoli, southwestern
white bread, pears, milk
Friday, Feb. 27: American chop suey, breadstick or
fish taco with two-pack Goldfish cookies, cole slaw,
carrots, mixed fruit, milk
Local.
Reliable.
Affordable.
.00
%*
APR
60 MONTHS
Switch to Fuel Services
for your propane delivery.
Where It’s At.
NorthBrookfieldSavingsBank.com
866-711-6272
North Brookfield
|
East Brookfield | West Brookfield | Ware
Belchertown | Palmer | Three Rivers
$QQXDO3HUFHQWDJH5DWH$35DFFXUDWHDVRIDQGLVEDVHGRQDQHZDXWRORDQXSWRDPRQWKWHUP)RUTXDOL¿HGDSSOLFDQWVWKHEDQNZLOO¿QDQFHXSWR
RIWKHSXUFKDVHSULFHSOXVVDOHVWD[RQQHZYHKLFOHV$GYHUWLVHG$QQXDO3HUFHQWDJH5DWHUHÀHFWVGLVFRXQWDQGLVRQO\YDOLGLISD\PHQWVDUHDXWRPDWLFDOO\
GHGXFWHGIURPD1RUWK%URRN¿HOG6DYLQJV%DQNFKHFNLQJRUVWDWHPHQWVDYLQJVDFFRXQW0RQWKO\SD\PHQWVRISHUERUURZHG:LWKRXWDXWRSD\PHQWWKH
$QQXDO3HUFHQWDJH5DWHLVZLWKPRQWKO\SD\PHQWVRISHUERUURZHG5DWHVDUHVXEMHFWWRFKDQJH9HKLFOHVPXVWKDYH¿UHWKHIWDQGFROOLVLRQ
LQVXUDQFHFRYHUDJH2WKHUUHVWULFWLRQVDQGFRQGLWLRQVPD\DSSO\%DQNPD\ZLWKGUDZRIIHUDWDQ\WLPH$OOORDQDSSOLFDWLRQVDUHVXEMHFWWRFUHGLWDSSURYDO
W W W. F U E L S E R V I C E S . B I Z
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
PAGE 15
Building peace at Cold Spring School
Turley Publications photo submitted
Cold Spring School held its Peace Builders Rally recently, during which time the students all wore their peace building T-shirts (purchased by the CSSR
PTO). Students are encouraged to wear their peace shirts the first Friday of each month and use them for field day in June.
Kindergarten registration will be in March
BELCHERTOWN – Belchertown’s Cold
Spring School announces that kindergarten
registration for the 2015-2016 school year
will be Friday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 3
p.m. and Thursday, March 19 from 4 until
8 p.m.
Will your child be 5 years old by Sept.1,
2015? If so, plan on coming to kindergarten
registration at
Cold Spring School, 57 South Main St.,
Belchertown.
Parents/guardians may now visit
the Belchertown Public School’s website at www.belchertownps.org, go to
“SCHOOLS” and click on Cold Spring
School to access the kindergarten registration packet. The packet will list all the
documents that are required to register the
child and also give people the opportunity
to download and complete various forms at
their convenience that will need to be submitted at registration time. Filling out these
forms prior to coming to registration will
save you time during the actual process.
Or, just come to registration on either
Friday, March 13 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
or Thursday, March 19 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Registration packets will be available for
parents/guardians at Cold Spring School to
complete.
Please note you will need the following paperwork to register: certified birth
certificate with raised seal, immunization
records, recent physical, and two proofs of
Belchertown residency such as a mortgage
statement or lease agreement or utility bill
for address listed like phone, electric and/
or heating.
Even if your child is currently attending the Early Childhood Program at Cold
Spring School, you must register at this
time for kindergarten placement.
If you should have any questions, please
call the Cold Spring School office at 413323-0428 between the hours of 7:30 a.m.
and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
I WANT TO BE YOUR ACCOUNTANT!
Have you been thinking of switching accountants?
Did you know that even very complex clients usually take no more than
a 30 minute meeting to understand their situation and make the change.
Even if you think your situation is very complex;
I can help! Let me know if your interested in talking. I am never to busy to help!
email: [email protected] or call (413) 279-1049 now!
ENROLLED AGENT • CELEBRATING 5 YEARS IN BUSINESS
proactive tax consulting and compliance ❘ accounting services
payroll & bookkeeping ❘ financial planning
2341 Boston Road, Suite A120A, Wilbraham, MA 01095
JBMS second quarter honor roll
BELCHEROTWN – Jabish Brook
Middle School announced its second quarter honor roll.
Grade 8
High Honors: Enyonam Adoboe, Nova
Albrecht, Matthew Blain, Emilee Boivin,
Kirsten Burkey, Maxim Caron, Aurelia
Delaney, Madison Duffy, Hailey Fernandes,
Olivia Follett, Molly Freeman, Rebekkah
Grimaldi, Marguerite Knapp, Melissa
Ligus, Colton Loftus, Ashley McNamara,
Logan Mitchell, Olivia Mitchell, Andrew
Mugford, Nicole Oberg, Patrick Otto, Isaac
Pefaur, Emma Sousa, Cameron Szarkowski,
Samantha Teschke, Christopher Tilton,
Jacob Torna, McKenna Troy, Noah Troy,
Ella Vacchi, James Wang and Zachary
Wrona.
Honors: Zachary Bail, Evan Beaulieu,
Jenna Birks, Sophie Black, Alison
Bourdeau, Kayla Chaisson, Samuel Clark,
Marissa Courchesne, Abby Damouras,
Jaron Deich, Luke Dohrmann, Josephine
Elias, John Flink, Evan Fournier, Carissa
Gagnon, Emily Gay, Julia Gutierrez,
Kareem Hassan, Garret Hussey, Nicollet
Jackson, Emma Kearney, Iain Knight,
Emily Krasinkiewicz, Corrin Krull, Chase
Kupinsky, Connor Laflamme, Collin
Laramee, Lucas Leclerc, Daniel Lynch,
Erik Macdonald, Holly Manning,Autumn
Marley, Alexis Mastorakis, Erinna
McCarthy, Alex Morley, Abigail Moss,
Benjamin Newman, Delaney O’Brien,
Catherine O’Connell, Evans Payen, Hannah
Pepoon, Anna-Elise Pikul, Ryan Potter,
Nastasia Robertson, Bryce Rose, Madison
Slater, Gabrielle Snow, Alexzandra Stewart,
Cameron Sullivan-Daley, Brian Twining,
Evan Walters-Zucco, Nathan Wright,
Kathryn Zawistowski and Mary Zina.
Grade 7
High Honors: Nicole Beaumont,
Mackenzie Berenson, Hailley Boutin,
Julia Cady, Ryland Charron, Christopher
Chumbley, Jade Demers, Erica Fournier,
Meghan Gildea, Emma Herrick, Madison
Kimball, Jenna Kruse, Ava Laporte,
Antonio Martel, Erika Meehan, Tia Nye,
Audrey O’Neil, Ian Roche, Noah Soutier,
Kaitlyn Sullivan, McKenna Talbot, Allyson
Tatro and Mackenzie Thomas
Honors: Hannah Austin, Hannah
Bernard, Michael Bode, Selene Bonafini,
Caiden Boscher, Jacob Bresnahan, Ceren
Cayan, Brady Chaban, Jacob Condon,
Nathaniel Courchesne, Lucas Czarniecki,
Chloe DeAngelis, Grace Drost, Rachel
Drummond, Sonia Dugger, Evan Dunigan,
Coltrane Fitzgerald, Alyssa Fraleigh, Josiah
Gonzalez, Tyler Grissom, Kelly Halstead,
Korey Houle, Madisson Hussey, Josephine
Jacobsen, Zachary Jenks, Julia Jimenez,
Kira Kelley, Hunter Klingensmith, Sarah
L’Esperance, Aimee Lachapelle, Sophia
Mancuso, Samantha Mann, Sam McNerney,
Eleanor Meighan, Justin Michaels, Hannah
Mitus, Kya Monette, Imari Morales,
Savion Morris, Sean Mytkowicz, Joelle
Ouimette, Eric Paige, Rylee Pare, Trinity
Pirrone, Erick Poleri, Ethan Rajpold,
Brooklyn Reed, Hunter Rodrigues, Jena
Roseman, Althea Saklad, Emily SayballWimmer, Ian Skaggs, Elisha Wenc, Justin
White Jr. and Katherine Wrona.
SALADS • DINNERS • PIZZA • SUBS
We
Serve Beer
& Wine
Tuesday • Wednesday • Thursday
Buy One Dinner,
SAVE $5 on the Second
4pm to close. Dine-in only. Excludes seafood & delivery.
413-323-0706
Delivery Charge
$2.00. Minimum
$15 for Delivery
37 State Street • Belchertown, MA
Call us to cater your next party!
www.LaTrattoriaBelchertown.com
Hours:
Tues-Thurs 11am-9pm
Fri & Sat 11am-9:30pm
Sun 12pm-9pm
Closed Monday
PAGE 1 6
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
WEDDING AND EVENT PLANNER
BANQUET FACILITIES
CATERERS
The Anchor House Restaurant – offers both catering
services and banquet facilities. At their lakeside
restaurant they offer indoor and outdoor venues that
are perfect for social or business events. The outdoor
space has picturesque views of the lake, a gazebo
and room for tents on the lawn or indoors in the
private banquet room which seats up to 80 people.
Combine both spaces to accommodate up to 160
people. Wilbraham, MA. Contact Alex or Marissa at
413-596-3055. www.anchorhouserestaurant.com
UMass Catering – Premier caterer serving the
Pioneer Valley with beautiful views in the heart of
the UMass Amherst Campus. 413-577-1234. www.
umass.edu/catering.
Bluebonnet Banquet Facility – Minutes from
downtown Northampton. Wedding receptions,
rehearsal dinners, Jack & Jill parties, shower and
anniversary Parties and more. Up to 160 guests, full
bar & dance floor. 30+ years experience. 324 King
Street, Northampton, MA. Call Jim 413-584-3333 or
email [email protected] Banquet menus and more
information at www.bluebonnetdiner.net.
Look Park Garden House – Gazebo, Pine Theater and
Sanctuary for wedding receptions and ceremonies,
meetings, banquets and events for up to 170 people.
300 North Main Street, Rt. 9, Florence, MA. 413584-2220. www.lookpark.org.
Magic Wings Butterfly & Conservatory Gardens –
You and your guests will be surrounded by 4,000
beautiful butterflies in a tropical setting anytime of
the year! Accommodations for up to 100 for your
ceremony and reception. All inclusive wedding
packages available. We also host pre-wedding and
rehearsal dinner parties. 281 Greenfield Road, Scenic
Routes 5 & 10, South Deerfield, MA. 413-665-2805.
www.magicwings.com.
Old Sturbridge Village – Timeless. Unforgettable.
Historic. A wedding at OSV is as unique as you are!
Visit www.osv.org/weddings or call 508-347-0306 or
508-347-0207.
Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge – Has
been creating picturesque New England weddings
for over 230 years. Visit www.publickhouse.com or
call 508-347-3313.
Sheraton Springfield – One Monarch Place. Your
Weekend Wedding Destination; rehearsal dinner,
wedding and post nuptial brunch all in the comfort
of one location. Newly renovated, atrium style
hotel with ballroom seating for up to 500 guests.
Complimentary room for the Bride & Groom,
Rolls Royce, Centerpieces and Parking included
in all packages. Contact Samantha, your personal
wedding consultant at 413-263-2117 or [email protected]
sheratonspringfield.com to set up your tour today!
Storrowton Tavern – Storrowton Tavern & Carriage
House is a landmark area facility located on the
grounds of the Eastern States Exposition. The
operators of the facility, the Calvanese family,
have over 45 years of hospitality experience. They
offer beautifully landscaped grounds, terraced
patios and an upscale banquet facility that can
serve 400 guests. For more information please visit
ww.storrowtontavern.com. 1305 Memorial Ave.
West Springfield, MA 01089. 413.732.4188. [email protected]
storrowton.com.
Villa Rose – 1428 Center Street, Ludlow. 413-5476667. Banquet facilities for parties large and small up
to 200 people. Showers, receptions, graduations and
more. Catering available for up to 1,000 people.
Union Station – Northampton’s Union Station was
designed by American architect H. H. Richardson in
1886. This historic train depot has been extensively
renovated to contain one of the most elegant and
unique banquet facilities in all of New England.
The Grand Ballroom at Union Station. www.
unionstationbanquets.com.
The Wherehouse? – Located downtown in historic
Holyoke. The most unusual & interesting banquet
function facility you’ve ever seen! Call today for your
appointment, 413-534-3039. www.the-wherehouse.com.
CAKES
Atkins Farms Country Market – For over 20 years,
our cakes have been made from scratch, and we use
only the highest quality ingredients. Decorated with
beautifully hand crafted frosting flowers and topped
with probably the best butter cream icing you’ll taste
anywhere. Our cake has had rave reviews from our
customers from all around the Pioneer Valley where
we are also well renowned for our quality baked
goods. 253-9528. www.atkinsfarms.com.
FLORISTS
Atkins Farms Country Market – Atkins Flower
Shop is managed by three full-time experienced
floral designers to assist you in planning the wedding
of your dreams. You can be assured of receiving
the excellent service and quality products from the
floral department that you have come to expect from
Atkins. Their work is beautiful and expertly done
and offered to you at prices that are surprisingly
reasonable. 253-9528. www.atkinsfarms.com.
Sixteen Acres Garden Center – The Floral Shop at
Sixteen Acres Garden Center has been servicing
Springfield for over 50 years. Our professional staff
members aim to provide a service that is unique
and tailored to suit individual needs. We provide a
complete, high quality range at competitive prices.
The Floral Shop at Sixteen Acres Garden Center
offer flowers that are fresh daily and take great
pride in our work. We have arrangements for all
different occasions and for different budgets. For
a professional and experienced service please don't
hesitate to contact us at 413-783-5883. Located
at 1359 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.
www.16acresgardencenter.com.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Luminous Glow – Look and feel your best with our all
new Contour d'or, the all new inch loss spray tan by
Tibby Olivier, only available in all of New England
at Luminous Glow. Call for an appointment 413525-7500. Visit us online at luminousglow.net. 143E
Shaker Road, E. Longmeadow, MA 01028.
Blush Salon & Spa – A big city boutique in quaint
Feeding Hills, MA. Blush provides a wide variety of
hair, skin, and makeup services. All your bridal needs
in one location; on location services are available to
accommodate you and your party. Every bride will
consult with their personal makeup artist and stylist
before the big day. Please inquire within for more
information on customizable multiservice packages.
Blush looks forward to being your personal beauty
expert for any occasion! 1325 Springfield St., Suite
2, Feeding Hills, MA 01030, 413.789.0024, www.
blushsalonspa413.com.
Photos by Karen Geaghan Photography
JEWELERS
Silverscape Designs – was founded by Denis
Perlman over 30 years ago and is noted for its
commitment to showcasing the work of the finest in
American handcrafted jewelry & gifts. Silverscape
also specializes in custom designs for that perfect
piece of jewelry. Silverscape Designs is located
at One King Street in Northampton, MA. www.
silverscapedesigns.com.
Stevens Jewelers & Diamond Gallery – A family
operated company with wholesale and retail
operations. Buying gold, silver and diamonds,
jewelry & watch repair, custom design & remounts.
Personalized engraving, appraisals. Visit us at our
NEW location 1501 Elm Street, West Springfield,
MA. 413-731-9800.
PHOTOGRAPHY
Aim Images – Capturing your most important
moments one frame at a time. Aiming to please every
budget. Engagements, Weddings, Maternity, Family.
Visit www.aimimages.weebly.com or facebook at
AimImagesPhotos. Call 413-230-4018 to book your
session today.
Karen Geaghan Photography – My life, my passion,
my love! Specializing in Life Cycle Photography:
Weddings, Maternity, Newborn, Children &
Families. Doing small things with great love because
in the end I believe it's the little things that count
the most. Clients become family! Visit me at www.
karengeaghanphotos.com or call 413-596-2227 or
537-3001. I would LOVE to hear from you!
RENTALS
Michael’s Party Rentals – Showers, ceremonies,
rehearsal dinners, receptions. Tents for 10-500.
Tables, chairs, dance floors, linens, tent lighting,
events, graduations, bbq’s. Call 413-583-3123 or visit
us on the web at www.michaelspartyrentals.com.
Photos by Aim Images
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
8 [email protected]
@turleysports
www.turleysports.com
PAGE 17
acebook.com/turleysports
SPORTS
Oriole seniors grab wins in final home meet
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
BELCHERTOWN - One of the
highlights for the Belchertown
wrestling team in their final
home match of the regular season against the Athol Red Raiders
was the ceremony honoring the
three seniors.
The three Orioles seniors are
Daytona Barrows, who competed in the 220 weight class, Kyle
Fulller, who competed in the 285
weight class and John Lebrun,
who competed in the 152 weight
class.
Each of them won their matches against Athol by forfeits, but
the Red Raiders walked away
with a 48-23 road victory, last
See SENIORS, Page 18
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
Lady Rams hold off
South Hadley
By Gregory A. Scibelli
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
SOUTH HADLEY – The South
Hadley and Granby girls basketball
teams have a longtime history with
one another.
The teams played another thriller
that Granby led throughout. The
score held true and the Rams beat
the Tigers 59-54 last Wednesday
night.
The two teams stayed close for
most of the first half and Granby
had a 28-24 lead at halftime.
But the Rams were able to have a
huge defensive showing in the third
quarter to build a much bigger lead,
going up 46-36 late in the game.
Sam Gawron got the Tigers going
by nailing a 3-pointer to make it 4639. That was followed by a great
play by Lexi Gawron, who made a
rebound on defense and later scored
on a short jumper.
Gawron then made another short
jumper to cut Granby’s lead to just
five points, 48-43.
But Granby finally got going
again when Kate Sullivan hit a 3pointer to make it 51-43 with 5:00
remaining in the game.
Sophie Gatzounas, South
Hadley’s leading scorer this season,
made a steal and was fouled on her
way up for a shot. She made both
free throws to make it a six-point
game at 51-45.
The Tigers then climbed even
closer when Marley Medina made a
trey from the far right side to make
it 51-48.
Closing in on the tie, South
Hadley struggled to score from
there. Kate Sarnacki had a huge
showing against the Tigers, scoring
29 points. She made two straight
shots to extend Granby’s lead to
55-48. On a subsequent possession, she made a free throw to
make it 56-48.
With less than a minute remaining,
South Hadley tried to foul their way
into extra possession, with Meghan
Sullivan making both free throws.
Medina would nail another trey
with 17 seconds remaining to make
it 58-51, but even with the foul
shooting, the Tigers did not have
enough time to come all the way
back. Gatzounas closed the game
with a three-point play.
Granby got a huge field performance from Sarnacki. She made 10
field goals and two treys. Meghan
Sullivan would have a good night
with 17 points. She was great from
the free throw line with eight points.
Gatzounas would lead South
Hadley with 22 points. She had
nine field goals. Sam Gawron also
had a huge night with 17 points.
She made five treys. Medina would
contributed 13 points.
South Hadley is now 12-5 this
season and closes their season
out on the road against Granby,
Agawam, and Palmer. The
Tigers make up a Monday snowout against Agawam at 11 a.m.
Saturday.
Lady Colts
pull away
from tough
Belchertown
B E L C H E RTOW N Following a very close first
half, the Chicopee Comp girls
basketball team dominated the
second half in the first meeting
of the season against Suburban
League rival Belchertown.
The Lady Colts, who outscored the Lady Orioles, 4320 in the second half, moved
back into first place in the
league standings with a convincing 60-39 road victory, last
Wednesday night.
“We just played with a lot
more confidence during the
second half. We played great
defense and we made a few
more shots,” said Comp head
coach Tony Couture “It’s a
huge win for us and I’m very
proud of my team.”
Comp (11-6, 5-1 Suburban
League), who hadn’t won
a league title since the late
1990’s, clinched at least a
share of the Suburban League
title with a 45-34 home win
against rival Chicopee the following night. If the Lady Colts
were able to defeat the Lady
Orioles (12-5, 5-2) at home on
Wednesday night, they would
win the league title outright.
“I really don’t know the
last time the girls’ basketball team won a league title
because there isn’t a banner in
our gym,” Couture said. “I do
know that it hasn’t happened in
a very long time.”
The last time that the Lady
Colts qualified for the Western
Mass. Division 1 Tournament
before last year was in 1998
and they captured the Western
Turley Publications photo
by Gregory A. Scibelli
Kate Sullivan
drives to the
Granby basket.
See LADY COLTS, Page 23
Rams able to overcome Golden Hawks
By Gregory A. Scibelli
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
Turley Publications photos by Gregory A. Scibelli
Lucas Monaco attempts a
shot.
HOLYOKE – It has been a
struggle for the Dean Tech boys
basketball team since they were
moved to the Bi-County League.
The Golden Hawks have had a
hard time competing against the
great talent in the league, but have
started to make some adjustments
resulting in closer games. Last
Friday night, the Golden Hawks
had a great effort in a 65-54 loss
against Granby.
The Rams took some time
to get going, but started to gain
some momentum at the end of the
first quarter. Dean Tech nipped
away throughout the second, and
it was a great third quarter that
ultimately made the different in
the victory for Granby.
Granby would outscore Dean
Tech 20-10, ultimately making
the majority of the 11-point difference in the game.
The game started with a huge
amount of momentum from
Dean Tech’s talented shooters.
Alex Rodriguez, who has begun
to emerge as a great talent for
Dean, would nail a trey to start
the game.
He would be followed by Alex
Burgos, whose trey made it 6-0
and got Dean Tech off to a great
start.
Granby would come back with
a pair of baskets to make it 6-4
Dean, but Burgos nailed another 3-pointer to help the Golden
Hawks keep their distance a little
longer.
A layup by David Cruz would
extend Dean’s lead to 14-7. But
Granby roared all the way back,
scoring 11 points in the final 4:00
of the quarter. Zach Gorham had
a big shot for Granby, nailing a
3-pointer that gave the Rams their
first lead of the night, 17-14.
The quarter would end with an
18-14 lead for Granby.
Early in the second quarter,
Burgos scored a steal and a layup
to make it a one-point game, 2019 Granby.
Jesse Molin hit a pair of free
throws to extend Granby’s lead
again 22-19.
T h e G o l d e n H aw k s t h e n
returned with two straight baskets to take a 23-22 lead, and the
teams proceeded to trade the lead
a few times. Gorham scored, followed by a layup by Dean Tech’s
See RAMS, Page 21
Jesse Molin makes a free
throw.
PAGE 1 8
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Rams punch ticket
to postseason
Sports
Predators take home title
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
GRANBY - There was certainly a lot more at stake for
the Granby boys basketball team than there was for the
Palmer Panthers in the second meeting of the regular season between the Bi-County League rivals.
While the Panthers qualified for the Western Mass.
Division 3 Tournament with a four-point home win against
the Hampden Charter School two nights earlier, the Rams
entered the contest needing a victory in order to clinch a
berth in the Division 4 Tournament.
The Rams, who lost the first meeting of the season
against the Panthers by six points back in the middle of
January, got the job done with a 74-53 victory at Sullivan
Gymnasium, last Friday night.
“You can’t win a Western Mass. title unless you first
qualify for the postseason tournament,” said longtime
Granby head coach Tim Sheehan. “Palmer is a very good
basketball team and they did beat us earlier in the season.
We came into this game tonight with something to prove.”
The Panthers (10-8, 7-7 Bi-County League), who have
qualified for the postseason tournament the past three
years, built a 14-0 first quarter lead in the first meeting
against Granby before holding on for a 72-66 win. It
snapped a three-game losing streak against the Rams.
“Making the postseason tournament is a great accomplishment for my players. They’ve worked very hard this
year and we did beat some pretty good teams along the
way,” said Palmer head coach Ryan Minns. “I don’t think
we played with the same type of focus in this game tonight
that they did and it showed on the scoreboard.”
The only double figure scorer for the Panthers was freshman guard Matt Niemczura with 17 points.
“Matt is one of our top scorers, but he has been struggling offensively the past couple of games,” Minns said. “I
want him to be more aggressive and take more shots.”
Sophomore forward Drake Bucknam scored seven of
his nine points during the fourth quarter. Sophomore guard
Ryan McCarthy, senior guard Cole Bechard and senior forward Max Garrant all scored seven points in the game.
Granby (10-8, 8-6), who’ll be making their fifth straight
trip to the tournament, advanced into the Western Mass.
semifinals a year ago before losing a heartbreaker against
Smith Academy on a last second shot. It was the Rams
first visit to historic Curry Hicks Cage, which is located on
the UMass Amherst campus, since they brought home the
championship trophy back in 2005.
“I’ve been blessed to have played on some pretty good
basketball teams during the last couple of years,” said
Granby senior forward Jesse Molin, who posted a doubledouble with a game-high 30 points and 11 rebounds in last
Friday’s game against Palmer. “Making the tournament
this year is a little more special for me because I’m the
leader of this team.”
It marked the third time this season that Molin, who
became a member of the 1,000-point club as a junior,
scored 30 or more points in a game. His season-high was
Turley Publications submitted photo
WILBRAHAM - Congratulations to the U11 Predators indoor soccer team of Belchertown, the
session 2 champions at Soccer City.
Pictured front row (from left to right): Logan Lacroix, Eli Jeter Marques, Timmy Roda, Shay
O’Neill, Nate Davis, Justin Davis and Ryan Davis. Back row: coach Devin O’Neill, Keoni David,
Matt Tilton, Reece Bressette, Sergio Leneiro and coach Tony Davis.
Ware tips Lady Gaels in OT
By Dave Forbes
Turley Publications
Sports Staff Writer
WARE - While the game itself
might not have been a work of art
between the Ware and Holyoke
Catholic girls varsity basketball
teams, the Lady Indians were very
pleased with the end result.
After getting off to a slow start
in the first half where they only
managed two field goals and a free
throw, the Lady Indians found their
offensive stride in the second half
and picked up a key 47-42 overtime
victory over Holyoke Catholic on
Thursday, Feb. 5.
The victory was key for two
reasons for the Lady Indians as
it moved them one win closer towards clinching a spot in the
Western Massachusetts Division 4
Tournament and it kept them in the
hunt for the Franklin East Division
crown.
Ware (8-5) needs only one more
win their final four games to qualify for tournament play. The Lady
Indians were scheduled to host
Southwick on Tuesday night and
travel to Cathedral on Wednesday
before finishing off the regular
season with games at Frontier on
Friday, Feb. 13 and McCann Tech on
Monday, Feb. 16 and another home
game against Cathedral, which was
postponed from Jan. 26 and is not
listed on any schedules.
Ware leads the Franklin East by
percentage points at 3-1. Holyoke
Catholic and Southwick are tied for
second at 4-2.
See GAELS, Page 21
Turley Publications staff photo by Dave Forbes
Holyoke Catholic’s Julia Hiney
(5) tries to dribble away from
Ware’s Julianna Vadnais (14)
See GRANBY BOYS, Page 21
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN
FOR THE SPRING 2015
LACROSSE SEASON
Boys and Girls from 1st to 8th grade
are encouraged to participate.
Beginners are welcome.
Please visit the BLA website at
www.belchertownlacrosse.org
Select the Registration link on the right hand side
of the banner just below the header.
The entire registration process is online.
The season will start in early April
depending on the weather and field
availability and end in mid-June. Games
will start during the last week of April.
SENIORS | from Page 17
Wednesday night.
“The three seniors were a very big
help to me this year,” said first-year
Belchertown wrestling head coach
Dennis Fenton “Daytona and Kyle
have been members of the wrestling
team for the past couple of years, so
they were our team captains, along
with junior Caleb Holmes.”
Barrows, who was also a member of the Orioles football team last
fall, is a three-year member of the
wrestling team. He won a total of 15
matches this season. He also finished
in fourth place at the Western Mass.
Tournament a year ago.
“I’ve been a member of the wrestling team for the past three years
and each year we had a different head
coach,” Barrows said. “I wish that
I could’ve had a match tonight, but
I still had a very good high school
career.”
Fuller, who’s also a three-year
member of the wrestling team, won
13 of his matches this year, which
were all by pins.
“It has been a lot of fun being a
member of the wrestling team,”
Fuller said. “The team has improved
a lot and I’m hoping that it continues next year. We do have some very
good younger wrestlers on the team.
Everyone on the team gets along
with each other very well and coach
Fenton really helped me improve a
lot.”
LeBrun was a first-year member of
the team this winter and he won four
matches.
“I had been the team manager the
previous two years, but I decided to
compete this year,” LeBrun said. “I
really didn’t know if I would win
any matches, but I wound up winning four. Three were by pins and the
other one was a tech fall. The season
went by very fast and I wish that I
could keep wrestling for a couple
more years.”
There were a total of 13 members
of the Orioles wrestling team this
year, which was nine more than they
had a year ago.
“I was hired as the head coach a
week before the season started,” said
Fenton, who has been coaching high
school and college wrestling teams in
Western Massachusetts since 1978.
“I really enjoyed coaching here and
I’m looking forward to coming back
again next year. My goal is to have
between 35-45 wrestlers on the team
in the future, which would be great.
Wrestling is just like every other
sport, it takes time to build a team
and it doesn’t usually happen overnight.”
Holmes, who competed in the 195
weight class, won his match against
Athol by a tech fall. He also finished
in second place at this year’s Western
Mass. Tournament, which was held
at Mount Greylock Regional High
School, last weekend.
Holmes and Barrows are the only
members of the Orioles football team
who were also members of the wrestling team this year. Fenton is hoping
to add several more football players
to the wresting team next winter.
“I would love to have more football
players join the wrestling team next
year,” Fenton said. “They’re kind of
like sister sports. We help the football
team and they help us.”
The other juniors listed on the
Orioles roster besides Holmes are
Casey Beaudry, Andre Carron, and
Jeremy Lefebvre, who competed in
the 126 weight class.
The four sophomores are Evan
Duprey, Tyler Grondin, Nick Howard,
who competed in the 120 weight
class, and Dylan Spellacy, who competed in the 132 weight class.
Rounding out the Orioles wrestling team are freshmen Dayton
McCullough, and Scott Blanchette,
who competed in the 160 weight class.
Tim Peterson is a sports correspondent for Turley Publications. He can
be reached at [email protected]
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
Sports
Belchertown swims at
Western Mass Championship
By Nate Rosenthal
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
SPRINGFIELD - The Art Linkletter
Natatorium at Springfield College has
once again played host to the Western
Mass Sectional Swimming Championship.
Swimmers from Belchertown High were
amongst the best at the meet. The boys
finished third overall and the girls were tied
for fourth.
For two months over December and
January, high school swimmers from
Western Mass have been competing in dual
meets and with the beginning of February
comes the championships. Over the course
of the season, swimmers had to qualify to
swim at the Sectionals. This year the boys
swam in the early afternoon, with girls following in the evening session.
In terms of individual performances, the
Belchertown boys had perhaps the best of
all the teams in the meet. They had two
individual firsts, three seconds and one
third. Two of their relays also placed first.
PAGE 19
Athlete of the Week
C
ongratulations goes
out to the two seniors.
They each helped
out in the win over South
Hadley.
They were in first place through the first
three events and then stayed in second for
three more. At no time in the meet were
they lower than fourth, where they spent
three more events. A late surge moved
them back into third, where they finished
with 213 points
The girls did not enter the top five until
the sixth event and then remained in fifth
until the final event, where they moved to
finish in a fourth place tie. They had 185
points.
Leading the way were Matthew Quinney
and Benjamin LaClair Quinney placed first
in the 200-yard Individual Medley with a
time of 1 minute, 59.78 seconds and was
the only swimmer to break two minutes.
Later in the meet, he was second in the
100-yard breaststroke, timing in at 1:02.67.
LaClair took second in the 200 freestyle,
going 1:45,54 and was first in the 500yard freestyle in 4:49.77. They were also
both on the two first place relays. The
200-yard medley had Quinney doing the
Meghan
Sullivan
& Holly
Wardwell
Granby
To nominate someone for
Athlete of the Week, contact Sports
Editor Dave Forbes at 413-2838393 ext. 237 or send an e-mail to
[email protected]
Sponsored by
JOIN NOW! ONLY
$10. PER MONTH
40 Turkey Hill Road
BELCHERTOWN
(413) 323-1003
CHICOPEE • EAST GRANBY • HADLEY • PITTSFIELD
NORTH ADAMS • SPRINGFIELD • W. SPRINGFIELD
See SWIMS, Page 20
Your Local
BUSINESS
CONNECTION
Don’s
STADLER
ACE HARDWARE, INC.
Carrying All Your Hardware & Building Supplies
AUTO SERVICE
SERVING BELCHERTOWN SINCE 1957
USED CARS - GENERAL REPAIRS - ALIGNMENTS - TIRES
www.donsautosalesandservice.com
Visit Our Website and View
The Large Selection of
Pre-Owned Vehicles
It’s Time For Your
WINTER CHECKUP...
Call For Your
Appointment Today!
FULL LUMBER YARD
Your Winter Supplies Are Here!
3 Stadler St. (Route 202) at the Stadler St. Shops, Belchertown, MA
OPEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 8 to 6 • SATURDAY 8 to 4,
SUNDAY 10am to 4pm
HOURS: MONDAY - FRIDAY 7AM-4PM
323-4521
413-323-7762
HARDWARE
Complete A/C Service
Glass Installations
Used Cars • Windshields
Expert Body & Fender
Repair • Painting
REECE
AUTO BODY
Whiting
Energy
Since 1870
HOME
HEATING
OIL
*24 Hour Service*
Installations
Diesel
Sales &
Service
323-5737
Offer good Jan. 1 - Feb. 28, 2015
Our Award Winning Clark Kensington Paint is in stock!
141 SARGENT STREET, ROUTE 9, BELCHERTOWN
323-6664
FREE ESTIMATES
Old Springfield Road
Belchertown
Visa-Mastercard Accepted
WE HAVE A
UPS SHOP
MIKE BONAFINI
General Contractor
Carpentry • Ceramic Tile • Painting
Window & Door Replacement
Maintenance Service &
All Types of Repairs • Insured
Cell (413) 325-5339
SPECIALIZING IN
Slate • Copper • Architectural Shingles • Gutters
Historical Restoration • Flat Roofing • Snow Removal
Tel. 413-283-4395 • Cell 413-237-9434
www.RobertsRoofsInc.com
38 Years Experience
WESTOVER
AUTO SALVAGE
RECYCLE CENTER
Foreign Car Specialists
Since 1972
Ask Us For Details!
Cards are issued by Citibank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A.
Inc. and managed by Citi Prepaid Services. Cards will not have cash
access and can be used everywhere Visa debit are accepted. Cards
expire 6 months from date issued.
Belchertown Auto Parts
NAPA AUTO PARTS
116 Federal Street (Rt.9) BELCHERTOWN, MA
(413) 323-7661 OR 323-9296
HEATING & OIL COMPANY
• Automatic Fuel Delivery
• 24 hr. Burner Service
• Replacement of Furnaces
& Boilers
• New Customer Discounts
413-323-4123
®
Get
the Good
Stuff
SEPTIC
PUMPING
• pumping
• new installation
• repairs
• Title 5 inspection
lete
Comp
Septic Service LLC
Jason Lafleur • David Kibbe
221 N. Liberty • Belchertown
413-323-4327
Pelham
Auto Service
Little Friends
Construction Supervisor Lic. #65821
Hoisting Engineer Lic. #111703
ROBERTS ROOFS
Get a $10 Mail-In Prepaid
Visa® Card On a
Qualifying NAPA Battery
Rt. 9 Belchertown/Amherst Line
253-9302
147 BAY ROAD, BELCHERTOWN
Used Auto Parts.... If we don’t have it we’ll locate it through our
nationwide network! Bring us your waste oil, antifreeze, scrap steel
and old batteries FREE of Charge!
LIKE US ON
A GREEN
COMPANY
Open: Mon. – Fri. 8 to 5, Sat. 8 to 1
“Salvage the Best – Recycle the Rest!” 413-323-4210 • 1-800-358-5100
To Advertise on this page
contact Deb Dodge at 323-5999
Child Care Center
58 Daniel Shays Hwy. (Rt. 202 No.) Belchertown
Caring for Children 12mos. - 9 years
Full day, before and
Year Round
after school programs
morning preschool program Registrations
413-323-8447
littlefriends39.com
Lic. # 809640
TAKE A BITE
OUTHITCHED
OF
GET
WINTER!
S N O W P L O W S
SNOWDOGG PLOWS FEATURE THE
HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS
FOR UNMATCHED DURABILITY
AND PERFORMANCE.
Stainless steel at its best! For the best
value in the market check out the complete
line up from medium to heavy duty at...
Amherst Welding, Inc.
(413)253-4867
330 Harkness Road
Amherst, MA
PAGE 20
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Sports
Lady Rams take thriller
over South Hadley
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
GRANBY - The South Hadley and
Granby girls basketball teams have played
several very memorable games against
each other during the past couple of years.
The second meeting of the regular season
between the two Central Division rivals
was another memorable contest.
The Lady Rams, who trailed by nine
points at halftime, came roaring back during the third quarter and remained undefeated with a thrilling 66-65 victory before
a large senior night crowd at Sullivan
Gymnasium, last Thursday.
“It was a great high school game,” said
Granby head coach Tom Burke. “It was
fun to be a part of, although I wasn’t having fun in the first half. We weren’t playing very well defensively and we weren’t
taking the ball very strong to the basket.”
Granby seniors Holly Wardwell, who
made her first start of the season, and
Meghan Sullivan were honored during a
pregame ceremony.
Sullivan, who has been a member of the
varsity basketball team since she was in
the eighth grade, scored a team-high 25
points, which was also her season-high.
“This night was amazing,” said Sullivan,
who’s a forward. “When I was in the
eighth grade, the seniors on the team kept
telling us that the one team that we needed
to beat was South Hadley. Almost every
game that we’ve played against them was
very close.”
Two years ago, the Lady Rams were a
10-0 perfect when they suffered a 39-38
loss against the Lady Tigers in a Spalding
Hoophall Classic game, which was played
at Blake Arena located on the Springfield
College campus. Meg Lynes sealed the
Lady Tigers victory by making a free
throw with 2.9 seconds left in regulation.
When the two teams faced each other
for the first time last season, Rebecca
Sapouckey made a last second shot giving the Lady Rams a 50-48 home victory.
Sapouckey, who’s currently a freshman
member of the Westfield State University
women’s basketball, watched last
Thursday’s game from the bleachers.
Meg’s younger sister, Kate, who’s a
sophomore guard, scored 15 of her 23
points during the second half against the
Lady Tigers. She made a game-high five
three-pointers in the contest, which tied
her career-high.
“Kate just played an amazing game
tonight,” Meg said. “She made a bunch of
threes, which should give her a lot of confidence. It has been a lot of fun playing
with her the past couple of years.”
Granby sophomore guard Kate Sarnacki
added eight points.
Not only did the one point victory
improve Granby’s overall record to a perfect 17-0, they also clinched at least a
tie of the league title with a 6-0 mark.
In order to win the league title outright,
the Lady Rams needed to defeat Monson
in a road game on Wednesday night or
Hampshire Regional, who’s currently sitting in second place in the league standings, at home on Thursday night.
The Lady Tigers (12-6, 4-3), who lost
See THRILLER, Page 21
The
HOUSE
COMMUNITY CENTER FOR LEARNING
1479 NORTH MAIN STREET
PALMER, MA 01069 • 413-289-6091
FEBRUARY CLASSES
Private Instruction for Excel, Piano, Voice & Career Building –
Call the Yellow House for details.
Fabulous Fermentation – 2/19
What Do You See When You Look at Me? – 2/19
Chronic Pain Support Group – 2/19
Yellow Novellas Book Club – 2/20
The Perfect Puppy – 2/21
Meatless Mondays – begins 2/23
Get to Know Your Sewing Machine – 2/23
Plastic Upcycling Workshop – 2/24
Slip-Stitch Crochet Cap – 2/24
Home Remedies for Pet Ailments – 2/25
The Healing Power of Bacon – 2/26
Heartsaver CPR – 2/26
Oh So Gorgeous Bracelet Class – 2/28
Needle Felted Silk Scarf – 2/28
Call 413-289-6091 to register for classes
Visit www.yellowhouseccl.com
for full details of all classes
SWIMS | from Page 19
breaststroke and LaClair doing the freestyle. Dennis Lelic on back and Andrew
Endress in the butterfly joined them. They
touched the pad at 1:41.41 and gave the
Orioles an early lead. That same foursome would get together at the end of the
meet in the 400-yard freestyle relay. They
went 3:20.37. Lelic had a third in the 100yard backstroke in 57.41 and a fifth in the
200-yard Individual Medley in 2:09.03,
while Endress was second in the 100-yard
butterfly in 54.42. Shen Choi was 11th
in the 100-yard backstroke in 1:09.30 and
Nicholas Stratton went 1:08.02 in the 100yard breaststroke for 13th. Choi was joined
by Aaron Almeida, Jarred Veroneau and
Cameron Wright on the 200-yard freestyle
relay that finished in 1:45.87 for 16th place.
Wright was 17th in the 500-yard freestyle
and Endress was 23rd in the 100-yard freestyle, as well.
The top performance by Belchertown
girls was by Haley Synan, who contributed 23 individual points with a seventh
in the 100-yard butterfly, 1:02.03 and
eighth in the 500-yard freestyle, 5:28.13.
Audra Hale and Samantha Synan scored
18 apiece. Hale was 11th in the 200-yard
Individual Medley, 2:23.25, and seventh in
the 100-yard backstroke, 1:02.77; Synan
was eighth in the 50-yard freestyle, 26.15
and 10th in the 100-yard freestyle, 56.82.
Sierra Kenney had 17 points with a 12th
in the 100-yard freestyle, 58.01 and seventh in the 100-yard breaststroke, 1:13.97.
With 10 points was Audrey Endress who
placed 14th in the 200-yard freestyle in
2:13.23 and 10th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:05.97. Julia Mazza was ninth in
the butterfly with 1:05.19 and scored nine
points. Sierra Skaya was 11th in the diving
with 313.00 and scored six points. Four
points were scored by Helen Hale, who was
13th in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.86.
Julia Maloof was 23rd in the 200-yard
Individual Medley and 21st in the 100yard breaststroke, while Skaya was 19th
in the 100-yard backstroke and Helen Hale
was 29th in the 50-yard freestyle. The top
relay for the Lady Orioles was the 400-yard
freestyle with Audra and Helen and Haley
and Samantha Synan. They finished fifth
in 3:52.90. The 200-yard medley relay
was sixth in 1:58.34 with the two Hales,
Kenney and Mazza. The 200-yard freestyle
relay was also sixth in 1:46.91 with the two
Synans, Mazza and Kenney.
The girls’ meet was won by Northampton
over Longmeadow 303.5-302, giving the
Blue Devils the crown for the third year in a
row. This one came own to the final event,
the 400-yard freestyle relay. Heading into
the relay, Longmeadow led by 6.5 points.
They finished second in the relay and were
going to need some help as well. That
help came in the form of three other teams,
Minnechaug, Amherst and Belchertown,
beating the Lancers and the difference was
the 2.02 seconds that Longmeadow finished
behind Belchertown. Had they gotten fifth,
Longmeadow would have won by a half
point. The Lancers led for most of the meet
remaining in first from the third to the 11th
event. Northampton was second through
most of the meet. Third place overall went
to Monument Mountain, who scored 211
points. Minnechaug and Belchertown each
scored 185 to tie for fourth.
In the boys meet, the winner
Longmeadow moved into first in the fourth
event and gradually separated itself from
the rest of the field, with 310 points, the
Lancer were well ahead of Minnechaug
with 234. This marked the end of a sevenyear run for the Falcons, who have dominated the boys’ swimming scene for nearly two cycles. But this was the year for
Longmeadow, which takes nothing away
from Minnechaug. Belchertown was third
with 213. They led through three events,
before the Lancers passed them. The
Orioles went back and forth with Amherst
over the last few events. The Hurricanes
were fourth with 195. Rounding out the
top five was Northampton with 184 points.
The early session on the day featured the
boys. There was one double winner in the
meet, that being Marc Klepacki of Amherst
who took both the 50-yard and 100-yard
freestyles. Belchertown actually beat the
champions in terms of top performances.
Longmeadow had but one individual first
and one relay win.
The meet got underway with the 200-yard
medley relay. Belchertown took first with
a time of 1:41.41, beating Northampton,
1:43.06 and Minnechaug, 1:43.61. Ryan
Maniello of South Hadley won the 200yard freestyle, ahead of LaClair, who he
beat by .48 seconds. Brandon Louison
of Monument Mountain, 1:48.93, was
third. In the 200-yard Individual Medley,
Quinney was well ahead of second place,
Nathan McClure of South Hadley, who
came in at 2:05.19. West Side’s John Blair
was right behind at 2:05.42. Klepacki
got his first win in the 50-yard freestyle,
22:16, edging out, Johnny Williams of
Northampton, 22.33. Third went Stephen
Arvanitis, 22:74, of Chicopee Comp. At
this point, the diving scores were in inserted. Winning a day earlier was Connor
Pennington of Monson. His win was a
repeat of a year ago.. He scored 520.15
points. Jason Martinez, 445.10 of Central
was second and Justin Moloney of Monson,
411.00, gave the Indians a 1-3 finish.
The swimming resumed with the 100yard butterfly, won by Williams in 50.67.
Endress took second and was in 54.42
and Nicholas Rosso of Westfield was third
in 54.71. Klepacki made it a double with
his 49.15 win in the 200-yard freestyle,
beating Blair, 49.71 and Zachary Meunier,
50.02 of Longmeadow. LaClair won the
500-yard freestyle to beat Louison, 4:55.67
and Maniello, 5:00.47. The Longmeadow
foursome won the 200-yard freestyle relay,
going 1:33.83, ahead of East Longmeadow,
1:33.57 and Monument Mountain, 1:33.84.
Northampton’s Nick Whitcomb edged out
Karl Tomlinson of Minnechaug in the 100yard backstroke, 55.37 to 55.42. Lelic
from, was third. Longmeadow got its only
individual win in the 100-yard breaststroke with Charly Blazy taking first in
1:01.05. Quinney was second and James
Webber, 1:04.41 of Minnechaug was third.
Belchertown made it two out three wins
in relays with a first in the 400-yard freestyle. They were nearly 3 seconds ahead
of Minnechaug, 3:23.19. Longmeadow,
3:24.17, was third.
The girls swam in the evening and there
were three double winners. Jerrica Li, of
Longmeadow not only won the 200-yard
Individual Medley and 100-yard breaststroke, but she broke the meet records in
both. Teammate, Sydney Joyce took the
200-yard and 500-yard freestyles, while
Lauren Quinn of Minnechaug won the 50yard and 100-yard freestyles. Longmeadow
dominated the top of the events with five
individual firsts, one second and one third.
They also won one of the three relays and
finished second in another. The second
was part of a 1-2 finish in diving.
Monument Mountain won the 200yard medley relay with a record time of
1:50.85. beating Longmeadow’s 1:51.25.
That also broke the record. Minnechaug,
1:55.85, was third. Joyce went 1:54,76
to win the 200-yard freestyle, beating
Kerry Fleming of Northampton by 2.5 seconds, 1:57.29. Megan Dustin, 2:00.06,
of Agawam, was third. Li, at 2:02.48 in
the 200 individual medley was .83 seconds faster than the record. In second at
2:09.48 was Kelsey Johnstone of Westfield,
followed by Maeve Wilber, 2:09.98 of
Monument Mountain. Quinn got the first
of her two wins in the 50-yard freestyle at
24.56. Caroline Bissaillon of Monument
Mountain went 25.17 for second and Maria
Caputo of Longmeadow, 25.42, was third.
Longmeadow took both first and second
in the diving. It was Allison Echeverria,
440.70 in first and Mary Carroll, 408.45
in second. Third went to Marina Wilkins,
396.15 of East Longmeadow.
Kelly Lajoie of East Longmeadow was
the 100-yard butterfly winner in 57.90,
with Kristyn Popowski of Holyoke
Catholic, 59..99 in second. Emma Wilber,
1:00.06 of Monument Mountain, was third.
Quinn made it two wins, with a first in
the 100-yard freestyle, in 53.24, ahead of
Fleming by.69 seconds. Bissaillon, 55.49,
was third. Joyce became a double winner with a 5;07.47 in the 500-yard freestyle. Popowski, 5:08.19 was the runnerup and Jessie Tobin was third in 5:17.88.
Longmeadow, 1:41.08 won the 200-yard
freestyle relay ahead of Northampton,
1:42.94 and Amherst, 1:43.47. Maeve
Wilber, 59.01 was .21 seconds ahead
of Lajoie in the 100-yard backstroke
to take the event. Maela Whitcomb, of
Northampton, 59.82 got third. Li swam
a record 1:04.08 in the 100 breaststroke,
beating Johnstone, 1:07.82 and Rowan
Rice, 1;10.38 of Monument Mountain. The
Monument Mountain foursome then won
the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:41.92, with
Northampton, 3:42.96 and Minnechaug,
3:46.07 in second and third.
Nate Rosenthal is a sports correspondent
for Turley Publications. He can be reached
at [email protected]
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
GAELS | from Page 18
Ware got its offense going with a run
early in the third quarter. Jordan Halgas
(team-high 11 points) started things off by
hitting a short jumper. Sadie Simons, who
finished with a double of 10 points and 15
rebounds, then hit a short jumper in the
paint and Rebecca Hurlburt (three points)
capped the 6-0 spurt with a putback basket
in the paint.
The two sides would then proceed to
trade baskets over the next couple of minutes before the Lady Gaels (11-6) stretched
their lead back out to seven with a Danielle
Easton (game-high 15 points) jumper and
a Megan Goncalves (four points) inside
basket.
Ware, which would shoot under 50 percent from the free throw line for the first
three quarters, got a pair of free throws
from Ashley Eskett (five points) in the final
11 seconds to give Holyoke Catholic a 2621 lead heading to the fourth.
With 5:00 to go in regulation, Holyoke
Catholic still held a five-point advantage at
30-25 before the Lady Indians scored the
game’s next five points on an Eskett putback of a missed free throw, two Simons
free throws and a Halgas free throw to even
the score at 30-30 with 3:22 left.
After a Kyra Robins (11 points) jumper put the Lady Gales back on top at 3230, Ware ran off the next six points on an
Julianna Vadnais (seven points) offensive
putback, two free throw by Simons to give
Ware its first lead of the game at 34-32
with 1:44 left and a Michelle Zawalski
(team-high 11 points) jumper from the left
corner.
Holyoke Catholic would answer right
back down the other end of the floor as
Julia Hiney (eight points) knocked down a
3-pointer from the left side to pull the Lady
Gaels within one at 36-35 with 55 seconds
left.
After a Ware miss with the shot clock
winding down, the Lady Gaels got the
rebound and pushed the ball up the floor
to set up for one final play. After a timeout, Easton got the offensive rebound off
a teammate’s missed shot and was fouled
with 7.2 seconds left. Easton made the first
free throw to even the score, but missed the
second and the game went to overtime.
In the extra session, Ware scored the
game’s first six points on a Simons inside
basket, one free throw each by Hurlburt
and Simons, and another inside basket by
Simons.
With the score 45-39 inside the final
minute of overtime, Hiney would knock
down her second 3-pointer of the night to
pull the Lady Gaels back within three at
45-42 with 34.6 seconds left.
Vadnais then sealed the victory for Ware
with a pair of free throws with 14.7 seconds left.
GRANBY BOYS | from Page 18
34 points in a 76-62 win against Ware at
the beginning of January.
“Molin is a very good high school basketball player and I believe he’s the leading scorer in Western Mass.,” Minns said.
“We’ve been playing against him the past
couple of years and it’s very tough to stop
him from scoring.”
Granby’s other two double figure scorers
against Palmer were sophomore forward
Zach Gorham with 14 points and sophomore guard Mike Sosa with 13 points.
The score was tied five times in the opening quarter, but the only time the Panthers
held the lead was at 11-10 with 2:35 left in
the quarter following a pair of free throws
by Garrant.
The duo of Niemczura and Garrant combined to score 12 of the Panthers 16 first
quarter points.
In the final minute of the quarter, Molin,
who only scored nine points in the opening
half, made two free throws giving his team
a 16-14 advantage before a Bucknam layup
tied the score for the final time. Bucknam,
who’s been battling injuries, scored a teamhigh 18 points in the home game against
Granby
The Rams outscored the Panthers 58-37,
during the final three quarters of the game.
“I thought we played very well defensively tonight,” Sheenan said. “We challenged most of their shots.”
At the start of the second quarter, Sosa
hit a 3-pointer from the left corner and
junior forward Matt Bleakley (two points)
made a pair of free throws pushing the
Rams lead to 21-16.
With less than 3:00 left in the half, the
Rams were leading 30-22 following backto-back field goals by Gorham, who scored
a career-high 18 points in the first meeting
against Palmer.
Molin took over the spotlight at the start
of the second half, as he scored 10 of the
Rams first 13 points increasing the lead to
47-34 with 3:30 left in the quarter.
“Jesse was our leader scorer, but I was
impressed with his decision making. He
passed the ball a lot more in the first half,”
Sheenan said. “We’ll need him to continue
to play well in the tournament.”
The Panthers, who finished the quarter
with a 9-3 run, closed the gap to 50-43
after a 3-pointer from the top of the key by
Niemczura.
Bucknam began the final quarter with
a layup, but the home team pulled away
again with a 16-3 run during the next 5:00
and they coasted home from there.
THRILLER | from Page 20
by five points at home against the Lady
Rams at the beginning of February, were
eliminated from the league title race following last Thursday’s loss.
“We’re not looking for moral victories.
We’re not looking to come close, we’re
looking to compete and win basketball
games,” said South Hadley head coach Paul
Duduc. “They’re (Granby) probably going
to be the top-seeded team in the tournament
and we’ll be happy to play them again.”
South Hadley sophomore forward Sophia
Gatzounas finished with a game-high 31
points just missing her career-high by one
point. She scored 32 points in the Lady
Tigers 52-50 season opening victory at
Taconic.
“Sophia comes to play every single
game,” Duduc said. “She’s the real deal
and she’s an outstanding player.”
Senior guard Sam Gawron scored eight
of her 12 points in the first half and freshman forward Mikhaila Edge added 10
points
With 5.3 seconds remaining in regulation, Meg Sullivan missed her first free
throw attempt, but made the second one
giving the Lady Rams a 66-62 advantage.
It turned out to be the difference in the
final outcome, as Gatzounas launched a 3pointer from half court at the buzzer, making it a one-point final
The Lady Tigers, who trailed for most
of the opening quarter, took a 13-12 lead
following an offensive rebound putback by
Gatzounas in the final seconds of the opening quarter.
Gatzounas began the second quarter with
an old fashion three-point play and Edge
knocked down a jumper from the left side
increasing the lead to 18-12.
The Lady Rams were able to stay within
striking distance until the Lady Tigers used
an 11-4 run during the final 3:00 to take a
38-29 halftime lead.
A minute into the second half, the Lady
Rams deficit was down to 38-35 following three field goals by Kate Sullivan, Meg
Sullivan, and Sarnacki.
The score was tied a couple of times
before Sarnacki delivered a long down
court pass to freshman forward Mallory
Beauregard (six points), who made a layup
giving the home team a 47-45 lead with
less than 2:00 left in the third quarter.
Back-to-back 3-pointers in the final seconds of the quarter by Meg Sullivan and
Sarnacki increased Granby’s advantage to
58-52.
The Lady Rams, who led by as many as
seven points in the fourth quarter, headed
into the final week of the regular season
with the opportunity to make some history.
The two rivals could face each other
for the third time in the Western Mass.
Division 3 Tournament.
Dave Forbes is the sports editor for
Turley Publications. He can be reached at
[email protected] or by calling 413-2838393 ext. 237.
PAGE 21
Sports
LAF to host All Star
Soccer Awards Feb. 22
LUDLOW - The Ludlow Alumni &
Fans (LAF) are hosting its 26th annual Western Mass High School All Star
Soccer Awards at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb.
22 at the Gremio Lusitano Club.
The event was originally scheduled for
Feb. 8, but was postponed due to a snowstorm.
A buffet will be served beginning at
6 p.m. followed by a guest speaker and
an awards ceremony where individual
plaques will be presented. College soccer
coaches from the New England area will
be in attendance at this function to meet
the top players in Western Mass.
The LAF organization hosts this awards
night where student athletes, parents,
family, friends and coaches come together
to celebrate these athletes’ accomplishments. The LAF will also award scholarships to one outstanding boy and girl
athlete.
This LAF Awards Night honors the
Boys & Girls First Team All-Stars in
Division 1, 3 and 4. A local daily newspaper, along with the league coaches,
makes the All-Star selection. In addition,
a special presentation will be made to the
Most Valuable Players (MVP) in each
division, as voted by the high school soccer coaches.
The keynote speaker this year will be
Brian O’Connell, Officer at Large for
the North American Soccer Reporters
and the Revolution beat writer for espnboston.com. “I am honored and humbled
by the opportunity to speak at this year’s
Lusitano Alumni and Fan Dinner. The
Lusitano organization has honored the
brightest high school stars in Western
Mass for over a quarter century, and I am
very much looking forward to being a
part of this rich tradition.”
Tickets are available to the public.
Please visit lusitanostadium.com/laf.
com for more information.
RAMS | from Page 17
Burgos to make it 25-24 Dean with 3:30
remaining in the second.
Burgos would score again off an offensive rebound to give the Golden Hawks a
27-26 lead. Joe Desormier then nailed a
3-pointer to give the lead back to Granby
29-27.
Cruz nailed a trey of his own so
Dean Tech had the lead 30-29 with 1:38
remaining. Granby’s Gorham then scored
at the end of the quarter for a one-point
Granby lead 31-30 at halftime.
Dean Tech struggled shooting early
in the third quarter, while Molin got hot
early in the third and got the Rams going
on their run.
Molin would finish with 23 points to
lead the Rams. Gorham scored 13 points.
Dean Tech was led by Burgos with 29
points. Cruz had 12 points and Rodriguez
finished with seven points.
Gregory A. Scibelli is a sports correspondent for Turley Publications. He can
be reached at [email protected]
Topfloorlearningpalmer
LEARNING CENTER
1455 N. Main St., Third Floor, Palmer
(413) 283-2329
www.topfloorlearning.org
NEED HELP?
TAKE THE FIRST STEP! CALL GAIL!
You will receive INDIVIDUAL help with your
INDIVIDUAL needs as we specialize in meeting
INDIVIDUAL goals of our students!
OUR STUDENTS MEET ONE-TO-ONE WITH TUTORS!
We can help with:
High School Equivalency Credential Preparation
FREE HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY PRACTICE TEST
Call Gail and make an appointment!
Basic Reading/Writing and Math
English as a Second Language
Citizenship • High School Tutoring
ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery)
Accuplacer College Placement Test & much more
LOOKING FORWARD
20TH ANNUAL MAY BASKET RAFFLE!
Individuals, businesses, local groups,
and community organizations that
would like to donate a themed basket
for the 20th Annual Top Floor Learning
May Basket raffle at the Palmer Public
Library should contact Pam Lewis at
413-283-3691, [email protected],
or Top Floor Learning, for further
information. Community response for
this major fundraiser is always strong
and provides a great way to
showcase your hobby, business or
group activities while supporting this
vital community organization.
Need more information on the above? Call Gail at 413-283-2329.
PAGE 22
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Obituaries
The
Sentinel
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]
Exceptions will be
made only when the
family provides a death
certificate and must be
pre-paid.
In Loving Memory
CAROL L. FABBO
9/8/44-2/20/14
• DEATH NOTICE •
Cahill, Elizabeth N.
Died Feb. 11, 2015
Services Feb. 21, 2015
Faith Church
Springfield, MA
Gay, Debbie Anne
Died Feb. 6, 2015
Memorial Mass Feb. 20, 2015
United Church of Ware
Elizabeth N. Cahill, 94
H O L Y O K E
– Elizabeth Nettleton
Cahill completed
her life on Feb. 11,
2015, last residing at
the Soldiers’ Home
in Holyoke. She left
behind a legacy of
care, service, loyalty
and love for those
she touched throughout her years. Born
Elizabeth Ann Nettleton on
July 30, 1920 in Sioux City,
Iowa, the eldest of three children, she spent her childhood years on her
family’s farm in Whiting, Iowa. During the
Depression years her family was forced to
move off the farm, eventually settling in
Sheldon, Iowa where she completed her public school years. Elizabeth went on to obtain
her B.S. from Iowa State University in 1942.
She enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1943
and eventually was stationed for most of
WW II at Ft. Williams, Portland, ME working as an army dietitian. Her younger brothers, William and James, also served during
the war in the U.S. Army Air Force and U.S.
Navy, respectfully. While stationed at Ft.
Williams she met Sgt. Bruce A. Stephens.
They were engaged and married upon his
return from the European Theatre where he
had served as a medic. Following the war
they relocated to the Springfield area, eventually settling in Wilbraham. They had two
children, Douglas Bruce and Kirk Bradford
in 1949 and 1953, respectively. Following
Bruce’s death in 1964, Elizabeth began
work as the home economics teacher for
Memorial Junior High School in Wilbraham.
Soon thereafter she met David R. Cahill,
haluchsmemorials.com
Debbie Anne Gay, 57
WARE – Debbie Anne Gay, 57, died
peacefully, Feb. 6, 2015 at Mary Lane
Hospital in Ware. Born in Palmer, she
was the daughter of James R. and Joan A.
(Slate) Gay. She is survived by her mother, Joan A. and several aunts, uncles and
cousins. Debbie Anne was very well loved
by her caretakers. There will be a memorial
mass conducted on Feb. 20, 2015 at 11 a.m.
in the United Church of Ware, Church St.,
Ware. Donations may be made in Debbie
Anne’s name to Shriners’ Hospital for
Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA
01104-2396 or to a charity of one’s choice.
RAY HALUCH INC.
1014 Center St ❙ Ludlow, MA ❙ 583-6508
Sympathy Floral Arrangements
Custom & Traditional Designs
Randalls Farm & Greenhouse
631 Center Street, Ludlow
589-7071 ~ www.randallsfarm.net
Legals
legal notice
SNOW’S
SELF
STORAGE of 11 Lamson
Avenue will sell at Public
Auction at 747 Bay Road,
Belchertown, Ma 01007 all
the property stored in its
facility by:
Tim Isham – Storage Unit
Micro #51; Erica Perkins
– Storage Unit Micro #58;
Melissa Shea – Storage Unit
Sea Container #4
At 10:00 a.m. Saturday
March 14, 2015, at the
premises of snow’s self
storage, 747 Bay Road
Belcher­town, Ma. By Warren
Schreiber, Auction­eer, as
agent for Snow’s Self Stor­
age.
Snow’s Self Storage
re­serves the following rights:
1. To bid at the public
auction
2. To refuse any and all
the father of two of Elizabeth’s students,
David and Douglas. David’s wife, Phyllis,
had recently died from a long illness. In
July 1967 Elizabeth and David were married
and settled in Wilbraham. She served as a
teacher for over 15 years. Throughout her
65 years in Wilbraham, Elizabeth provided
devoted membership to many town organizations, including Wilbraham Women’s
Club, Atheneum Historical Society, and
the Garden Club. Her church life at Faith
Church of Springfield was long an area of
dedication. A member of the church since
the late 1940’s, Elizabeth served many years
on the Guild, the Board of Trustees, and
other service groups. She was a DAR member for 70 years, serving as Chapter Regent
and State Chaplain, as well as a long-time
member of P.E.O. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, David, her brothers, William and James Nettleton, and her
daughter-in-law, Celia Pyfrom Stephens. She
is survived by her sons, Douglas Stephens
(Janet), Kirk Stephens, David Cahill
(Sandra), and Douglas Cahill, as well as five
grandchildren, Benjamin Stephens (Ellen
Andrick), Susanna Stephens (Jay Crosby),
Sarah Stephens, Jason Chagnon (Becky),
Adrienne Cahill (Chil Woo), and one greatgrandchild, Mateo William Stephens. She is
also survived by her dear sisters-in-law, Jane
Nettleton and Thelma Brewster, as well as
many cousins, nieces and nephews. Service
will be held at Faith Church, Sumner Avenue
at Ft. Pleasant, Springfield, on Saturday, Feb.
21 at 1 p.m. Rev. Eric Bascom will officiate. Donations are requested to be made to
Faith Church or to the Wilbraham Atheneum,
Main Street, Wilbraham.
Cemetery Memorials ✦ Markers
Granite Benches
Religious Statuary ✦ Outdoor Display
MEMORIALS
Although you can’t
be here with me,
We’re truly not apart,
Until the final breath I take,
You’ll be living in my heart.
Miss you every day,
Love, Fred, Chris, Mike,
Austin & Marissa
It’s easy to submit
your local news!
bids;
3. To cancel the auction at
any time for any reason.
2/19,2/26/15
Attention:
Granby Landowners
Percolation tests for land
in Granby may be conducted
only during the months of
March and April. Any property requiring a septic system
must have a successful percolation test prior to building.
Percolation tests are valid for
two years. A $200 fee is due
and payable prior to the percolation test. Call Richard
Bombardier at (413) 4679886 to make an appointment. Please call Board of
Health office at (413) 4677174 for more information.
2/19/15
Where to find your
BELCHERTOWN
SENTINEL
EVERY WEDNESDAY IN GRANBY…
Turley Editorial
Coverage Policies
CALENDAR
This section is intended to promote “free” events or ones that
directly affect a volunteer-driven organization that benefits the
entire community. Paid events that are not deemed fund-raisers or
benefits do not qualify. Non-charitable events that charge the public
for profit are not allowed as we consider that paid advertising.
Deadlines vary with each individual newspaper, look inside for your
deadlines. We usually print one week in advance of an event, and
the listings should be brief, with only time, date, location, brief activity explanation, and contact info. The best thing to do is emulate a
calendar listing you like that already appeared in the paper. Each
editor directly manages and edits all of the calendar entries. Artwork
or photos to compliment your calendar listings are always welcomed.
EDUCATION
We try to be inside our public schools on a weekly basis, both in
terms of sports coverage and classroom features. Our education
and sports sections run 52 weeks per year. We feel school coverage
is probably the single largest reflection of the communities we
serve, so this paper is committed to having a strong presence there.
We devote more staff and space to these sections than any other
editorial realm. We do print free courtesy stories, briefs and photos
submitted by teachers, sports teams and students, as we cannot
possibly be at every event. If you have a photo you want to run,
please include a photo caption identifying those in the image from
left to right and a description of the event. Please call or e-mail the
editor directly with your school event coverage requests at least
three days in advance. If we can’t attend, you are always encouraged to send in your own write-up and photos.
NEWS & FEATURES
As a paper of record, we attempt to cover all general news, personality profiles, and community features that we know about. This
includes all selectmen and school committee meetings as well as
spot planning board, board of health, finance, and other town meetings determined by the issue’s relevance to our readers. There are
the annual major community event features that we should always
cover, but we are more than open to suggestions of other features
to celebrate the fabric of our communities and their many interesting occupants. Our loyal advertisers provide funding for this paid
staff coverage.
BUSINESS
Turley Publications is liberal with regard to its business coverage polices, but we do have some standards folks need to understand. First, local businesses and merchants are just as much institutions in our towns as the library and schools. Without them, there
are no towns.
We will feature coverage of local businesses that are new, have
a major expansion, moving, closing, under new management or
ownership, celebrating a milestone anniversary, or have been thrust
into the news realm. Merchants can request that coverage through
the editor, or for our existing advertising clients, through their ad
representatives.
OPINION
We love letters to the editor and guest columns. It is what the
soul of this newspaper is all about. However, we don’t print what we
can’t prove. All letters and columns must be signed and confirmed
by us prior to publication. If you are alleging things that we cannot
prove, we will consider that a news tip and look into it. We always
encourage readers to celebrate their communities versus just slamming them. We also pen a weekly “editorial.” Some readers confuse
editorials with being objective “news.” Our unsigned editorials are
opinions formed after doing the research, or compiled through our
reporters’ stories and other means. We then write opinions, which
do take a definitive side on issues. Editorials are not meant to be
balanced to both sides like our news stories should. They are
intended to opine around the facts and take a position. That’s the
whole point of the “opinion” page.
PEOPLE/MILESTONE NEWS
As a free service for our readers, we will print all births, weddings, engagements, milestone anniversaries, major birthdays, military achievements, honors and awards. We have a “people news”
form available for you to submit these listings. This material is provided to us by our readers and local institutions and we do not
charge to print this content.
SPORTS
GRANBY
Center Pharmacy .....................................................Route 202
Soft Serve ..................................................Route 202
➦ Cindy’s
Granby Library........................................................Route 202
Granby Safety Complex...........................................Route 202
Granby Town Hall .............................................................Route 202
Sapowsky Farm...................................................................Route 202
Senior Center.....................................................................Route 202
Union Mart ........................................................................Route 202
Vicker’s Liquors ..................................................................Route 202
Our Sports Editor Dave Forbes and his reporters and photographers cover select varsity school games weekly as well as youth
and adult sports leagues. Our team tries to be fair and spread the
coverage around to all the teams, but as playoffs approach, teams
making the playoffs take more precedence. We have tried hard this
year to expand our coverage of youth sports, but we need coaches
and players to send in their photos and write-ups. You can e-mail
Dave Forbes at [email protected]
Granby Package .............................60 West State Street/Route 202
Little Italy Pizza ..............................56 West State Street/Route 202
Pizza Palace.......................................... West State Street/Route 202
Polish Credit Union ......................49 West State Street/Route 202
Summit General Store ........................................New Ludlow Road
or online
www.belchertownsentinel.com
www.turley.com
This newspaper is a Turley publication.
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
LADY COLT | from Page 17
Mass. title in 1988.
Three Comp players scored ten or more
points in last Wednesday’s game against
Belchertown led by senior forward Kacey
Legare, who scored ten of her game-high 15
points during the second half. Sophomore
guard Ashley Rouleau also scored all 12
of her points after halftime and sophomore
center Breanna Tack added 11 points.
While the Lady Orioles, who’ll be one
of the teams competing in the Division 2
Tournament, have qualified for the postseason tournament during the past several
years, none of the current varsity players
had ever won a league title before. The
last time it happened was in the 2010-2011
season.
If Belchertown defeated Comp on
Wednesday night the two teams will share
the league title this year.
“We still have a chance to win a piece of
the league title if we can beat them at their
gym next week,” said Belchertown head
coach Jason Woodcock. “It’s going to be a
tough task, but I think that we can do it. We
just didn’t play very well in the second half
tonight.”
The Lady Orioles, who lost their second
home game of the season, leading scorer
was sophomore guard Kayla Henry with
13 points. Senior guard Tea’ Spellacy, who
recently became the Belchertown girls basketball team all-time leading scorer with
more than 1,300 career points, was held
to a season-low 10 points. She only made
two field goals and six free throws in the
contest.
“Spellacy is a great basketball player and
we made sure that we knew where she was
on the court the whole game,” Couture said.
“We did a nice job of defending her tonight.
Hopefully, we can do it again next week.”
Spellacy, along with senior forward
Alyssa Pandolfi, senior forward Ashley
Cavanaugh, senior guard Jessica Zalucki,
and senior forward Kelsey Shea were honored in a pregame ceremony before playing
in their final regular season home game
against Minnechaug, which was a 49-44
loss.
Four of the Lady Orioles five losses this
season were against Division 1 opponents.
The Lady Orioles scored the first four
points of the game before an old fashion
three-point play and layup by Legare,
which were sandwiched around a turnaround jumper in the lane by Tack gave
the Lady Colts a 7-4 advantage with 4:50
remaining in the first quarter.
The visitors were held scoreless the rest
of the quarter, as the Lady Orioles took an
8-7 lead at the end of the quarter
Both teams continued to struggle offensively during the second quarter.
The score was tied 12-12 with 3:00 left
in the opening half.
The visitors took a 17-12 lead after a 3pointer by senior guard Destinie Montano
(seven points) and an inside hoop by Tack.
Just like in the first quarter, the Lady
Colts were held scoreless as the Lady
Orioles retook the lead with a 7-0 run.
Spellacy began the spurt by making a pair
Paint
Color
Matching
Get Your Perfect Colors Here!
Your Hometown Home Center
1884-2004
of free throws and a 3-pointer from the
right side by junior forward Kylie Lounder
tied the score again.
Then a Henry lay-up hoop gave the home
team a 19-17 halftime advantage.
The Lady Colts used a 16-6 run to build
a 33-25 lead with 2:40 left in the third
quarter. Rouleau scored half of Comp’s
points during that span with the help of two
3-pointers.
Belchertown closed the gap to 33-31 by
scoring the next six points, but the Lady
Colts pulled away again. Early in the
fourth quarter, the Lady Colts had a 44-33
lead following a putback by Tack.
Comp would continued to play very well
led by sophomore forward Kathy Jaracz
(eight points) during the final 6:00 of the
game.
Nate Rosenthal is a sports correspondent
for Turley Publications. He can be reached
at [email protected]
VISIT OUR DRIVE-UP WINDOW
DRIVE THRU COUPON
TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS From 2 to 4pm
Slice of Pie
5 Convenient Locations:
• Brattleboro, VT
• Amherst, MA
• Barre, MA
• Deerfield, MA
• Greenfield, MA
Visit us at www.leaderhome.com
PAGE 23
with Any
Beverage Purchase.
Expires 3/7/15.
1.00
$
146 State Street (Rte. 202) Belchertown
Phone: (413) 323-6360 • www.almeidascountrycafe.com
Advertise Here!
This page is seen every week by
our loyal Sentinel readers.
CLUES ACROSS
1. Glasgow inhabitant
5. Dangerous tidal bore
10. Prevents harm to
creatures
14. Upper class
15. Caused an open
infection
16. Styptic
17. Am. Nat’l. Standards
Inst.
18. Muse of lyric poetry
and mime
19. He fiddled
20. Afrikaans
22. Don’t know when
yet
23. Mottled cat
24. 1803 USA purchase
27. Engine additive
30. Reciprocal of a sine
31. __ King Cole,
musician
32. Time in the central
U.S.
35. Insect pupa sheaths
37. Prefix denoting
“in a”
38. Okinawa port city
39. Capital of Pais-deCalais
40. Small amount
41. Fictional elephant
42. Grave
43. 12th month (abbr.)
44. Knights’ garment
45. One point S of due E
46. Lender Sallie ___
47. Express pleasure
48. Grassland, meadow
49. Vikings state
52. Deck for divination
55. Mountain
56. Cavalry sword
60. Largest known toad
species
61. Once more
63. Cavity
64. Paper this tin plate
65. Slang for backward
66. James __, American
steam engineer
67. Sea eagles
68. Wooded
69. Expression of
annoyance
CLUES DOWN
1. Spawn of an oyster
2. Town near Venice
3. Bone (pl.)
4. Pair of harness
shafts
5. Midway between E
and SE
6. Of a main artery
7. Catches
8. Maintained
possession
9. Old Tokyo
10. Yemen capital
11. Commoner
12. Street border
13. Old Xiamen
21. Soul and calypso
songs
23. Explosive
25. Put into service
26. Swiss river
27. Territorial division
28. Pulse
29. Hair curling
treatments
32. Small group of
intriguers
33. Portion
34. Slightly late
36. Taxi
37. Political action
committee
38. Grab
40. Between 13 & 19
41. Tai currency
43. Newsman Rather
44. Great school in
Mass.
46. Technology school
47. Have a great
ambition
49. Groans
50. Fill with high spirits
51. Expressed pleasure
52. Modern London
gallery
53. A gelling agent in
foods
54. Dilapidation
57. Swine
58. Footwear museum
city
59. Respite
61. Creative activity
62. Slight head motion
answers
Contact us at 323-5999
PAGE 2 4
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Buzzin’ from Town to Town
Classifieds
Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace
For Sale
A public service announcement
presented by your community paper
ANTIQUE AND PERIOD chairs –
Restored with new woven seats –
Many styles and weaves available.
Call (413)267-9680.
Firewood
FIREWOOD
Fresh cut & split $175.00.
Seasoned cut & split $250.00
All hardwood.
*Also have seasoned softwood for
outdoor boilers (Cheap).
Quality & volumes guaranteed!!
New England Forest Products
(413)477-0083.
LOG LENGTH FIREWOOD for
sale. 7-8 cords delivered. $750.00
delivered locally. Pricing subject to
change. Wood pellets for sale
picked up or delivered.
Seasoned firewood ready to
deliver. Also specialize in Heat
Treatment Certified kiln dried
firewood delivered. Call 1-800373-4500 for details.
SEASONED OAK & HARDWOOD. Cut split and delivered.
2, 3 & 4 cord loads. R.T. Smart &
Sons. (413)267-3827
www.rtsmartwood.com
Miscellaneous
PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCT,
service or business to 1.7 million
households
throughout
New
England. Reach 4 million potential
readers quickly and inexpensively
with great results. Use the Buy
New England Classified Ad
Network by calling (413)283-8393,
[email protected] Do they
work? You are reading one of our
ads now!! Visit our website to see
where your ads run
communitypapersne.com
Wanted
OLD
CARPENTER
TOOLS
wanted. Planes, chisels, saws,
levels, etc. Call Ken 413-4332195. Keep your vintage tools
working and get MONEY.
REMEMBER
The Deadline
to Submit
Classified
Line Ads is
Friday at Noon
Wanted To Buy
NEW ENGLAND ESTATE
PICKERS “in the Old Monson
Bowling Alley” We are buying
all types of Antiques and
Collectibles!! Simply Bring your
items in for a Free Evaluation
and/ or Cash Offer!! We will
come to you. Contents of attic,
basements, entire estates!!
Clean sweep service. All Gold
and Silver Items to include;
jewelry, costume and estate
pcs., wrist/pocket watches,
class ring, etc., broken or not.
Silverware
sets,
trays,
trophies, etc., Coins of all sorts,
Proof sets, Silver dollars and
other coinage collections! All
types of Old Advertising
Signs, Military items to include
Daggers, Swords, Bayonets,
guns,
medals,
uniforms,
helmets etc. Old toys, train
sets, dolls, metal trucks, old
games, model car kits from the
’60s,
old
bicycles,
motorcycles,
pedal
cars,
Matchbox, action figures, Pre1970’s Baseball cards, comic
books, etc.! Old picture frames,
prints and oil paintings, old
fishing equipment, lures, tackle
boxes! Post Card albums, old
coke machines, pinball, juke
boxes, slot machines, musical
instruments, guitars of all
types,
banjos,
horns,
accordions, etc. Old cameras,
microscopes, telescopes, etc.
Just like on T.V. We buy all
things seen on “Pickers” and
the “Pawn Shop” shows!! Call
or Bring your items in to our
4,500 square foot store!! 64
Main Street., Monson (“The
Old Bowling Alley”) We are
your Estate Specialists!! Over
30 yrs. in the Antique Business!
Prompt Courteous Service!
Open Daily 10:00- 5:00 Sun.
12:00- 5:00 (413)267-3729.
✦
www.turley.com
Bulk trash removal, cleanouts,
10% discount with this ad. Free
Est. (413)596-7286
90 YEAR OLD company offering
free in-home water testing. Call
Eric 413-244-8139
BILODEAU AND SON Roofing.
Established 1976. New re-roofs
and repairs. Gutter cleanings and
repairs. Licensed/ insured. Call
(413)967-6679.
CHAIR SEAT WEAVING &
refinishing - cane, fiber rush &
splint - Classroom instructor, 20 +
years experience. Call Walt at
(413)267-9680 for estimate.
CHIMNEY SERVICES: CLEANINGS, caps, dampers, repairs
including masonry and liners. The
best for less!!! Worcester to
Pittsfield.
www.expresschimney.com
413-650-0126, 508-245-1501
DRYWALL
AND
CEILINGS,
plaster repair. Drywall hanging.
Taping & complete finishing. All
ceiling textures. Fully insured.
Jason at Great Walls.
(413)563-0487
PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
years experience. References. Lic
#086220. Please call Kevin 978355-6864.
Services
Services
Colonial Carpentry Innovations, Inc.
Design & Build Team
“New World Technology with Old World Quality”
www.colonialinnovation.com
Kitchens • Baths • Doors • Additions
Renovations • Custom Designs • New Homes
Lifetime Warranty on Craftsmanship
lic. & ins.
READ IT!!!
15 Weekly Newspapers
Serving 50 Local Communities
Services
Services
SUNRISE
HOME
REPAIRS:
Carpentry, decks, hatchways,
ramps,
painting,
property
maintenance, after storm/ tree
cleanups. Small jobs welcome.
Free estimates. (413)883-9033.
HANDYMAN, TILE, carpentry,
sheet rock, repairs, decks, window
and door replacement, painting,
staining. Call Gil. Free estimates.
Licensed, insured (413)323-0923.
Bob (413) 374-6175
or Jen (413) 244-5112
HANDYMAN SERVICES
One call does it all
Storm Clean-up
Snowplowing,
Roof Raking,
High Lift Service,
Remodeling,
Roof Repairs,
Excavating
Fully insured. Free estimates.
Reasonable rates
www.rlhenterprises.net
(413)668-6685.
WE
RENOVATE,
SELL
&
PURCHASE (any condition) horse
drawn vehicles such as sleighs,
carriages, surreys, wagons, dr’s
buggies, driveable or lawn
ornaments. Some furniture and
other
restoration
services
available.
Reasonable prices.
Quality
workmanship.
Call
(413)213-0373 for estimate and
information.
Demers & Sons
Belchertown, MA
Child Services
*NEW STATE LAW. Anyone
advertising caring of children must
list a license number to do so if
they offer this service in their own
home.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FROM HOME
Become a Foster Parent!
Earn $20,000 annually
Call Kilsi 413-746-3768 TODAY!
Please Recycle this Newspaper
2015
TAX TIME
588 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
Phone: 413-589-1671
www.ajefinancial.com
Personal & Business Taxes
Does the thought of doing your taxes make you cranky before
you even get started? Does the family dog even avoid you during
tax season? Let AJE FINANCIAL SERVICES prepare your
tax returns this year. Your family and friends will thank you!
Income Tax Preparation
~ 28 years tax experience ~
ABSOLUTE CHIMNEY SERVICES C.S.I.A. Certified and
Insured. Sweeping chimneys year
round. Thank you. 413-967-8002.
ACE CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Cleanings, inspections, repairs, caps,
liners, waterproofing, rebuilds.
Gutterbrush Installations. Local
family owned since 1986. HIC
#118355. Fully insured. (413)5478500.
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
Want it!
Find it!
Buy it!
Sell it!
Love it!
Drive it!
Services
***A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL***
✦
Bruce J. Charwick
(413) 283-5596
62 Jim Ash St.
Palmer, MA 01069
Do you need your taxes done?
Call:
THE TAX LADY
(413) 283-2391
www.thetaxladygromosky.com
Get your maximum refund allowed.
Didn’t file previous years? No problem.
FREE E-filing • Over 20 Years Experience
CHANTEL BLEAU
ACCOUNTING SERVICES
For Full Accounting & Tax Service
Registered Tax Return Preparer
228 West St., Ware, MA 01082
413-967-8364
Call For An
Appointment
The IRS does not endorse any particular individual tax return preparer.
For more information on tax preparers go to irs.gov.
Kitchen Table Taxes
Personal & Small Business Tax Returns
"David The Tax Man"
Phone/Fax
413-289-0058
Credit Cards Welcome
[email protected]
David E. Whitney
Notary Public
Sixty-Five Jim Ash Road
Palmer, MA 01069-9814
www.kitchentabletaxes.com
Melchiori Tax and Financial Services
IRS Problems?
Let a Professional Handle it for you.
Call us anytime!
Complete Tax Services:
Personal, Business, Corporations and Partnerships
Registered Notary Public
Telephone (413) 786-8727 • Fax (413) 786-1833
[email protected][email protected] melchioritax.com
24 Southwick Street, Feeding Hills, MA 01030
Enrolled Agent
Celebrating 5 years
in Business
proactive tax consulting and compliance • accounting services
payroll & bookkeeping • financial planning
(413)279-1049 • [email protected]
2341 Boston Road, Suite A120A, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Call your local Turley Publications
sales representative for information and
rates on advertising your tax service here!
413-283-8393 • 1-800-824-6548
CALL YOUR LOCAL TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR INFORMATION AND RATES ON ADVERTISING YOUR TAX SERVICE HERE!
413-283-8393 • 1-800-824-6548
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
Buzzin’ from Town to Town
Classifieds
Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace
Cleaning Services
Home Improvement
✦
www.turley.com
Instruction
413-531-9393
www.rogersrugs.com
OFFICE
CLEANING
SERVICE
Roger M. Driscoll
Owner
Fully Insured
Free Estimates
Electrician
DEPENDABLE ELECTRICIAN,
FRIENDLY
service,
installs
deicing cables. Free estimates.
Fully insured. Scott Winters
electrician Lic. #13514-B Call
(413)244-7096.
Heating & Air Cond.
HEATING REPAIRS- AFFORDABLE, PROFESSIONAL service
on all brands, gas furnace, heat
pump & mini split systems. Tony’s
Heating & Cooling Service
(413)221-7073
COMPLETE CHIMNEY &
MASONRY SERVICE
A+ BBB RATING
“From Brick to Stone,
Sidewalks to Fireplaces”
New Construction- RebuildsRepairs & Restoration
Licensed- RegisteredFully Insured
Owner Operated
Eric 413-210-9631
www.emcmasonry.com
Accepting all major CC’s and
Paypal
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION
Kitchen, bath, foyers. References.
Lic #086220. Please call Kevin
(978)355-6864.
HOME IMPROVEMENTS. REMODELING. Kitchens, baths.
Ceramic tile, windows, painting,
wallpapering, textured ceilings,
siding, additions. Insurance work.
Fully insured. Free estimates. 413246-2783 Ron.
PELISSIER TILE- SPECIALIZING
in the timeless art of tile setting
since
1982.
Insured,
Free
estimates. Call Bill (413)446-7458.
HORSE BACK RIDING Lessons:
Always wanted to learn to ride?
Come join our safe riding lesson
program at White Spruce Farms in
New Braintree. We have the most
experience and best prices in the
area.
Adults
and
children
welcome. whitesprucefarms.com
978-257-4666
TRUCK DRIVERS
NEEDED
A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS
Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500
UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER
SCHOOL
Unitedcdl.com
WATER DAMAGE
-CALL JAY (413)436-5782FOR REPAIRS
Complete
Drywall
Service.
Finishing,
Painting,
Ceilings
(Smooth or Textured). 38 years
experience. Fully insured
Instruction
DON'T BE A STARVING
ARTIST - learn how to teach
painting with this special
method to people of all ages
and abilities and have your own
business with a stable income.
Fill the need for more art in
healthcare facilities. Check it
out at:
www.artis4every1.com or call
(508)882-3947
DRUM
SET
INSTRUCTOR
Accepting New Students. Pro
Studio w/acoustic & electric drum
& hand percussion based in
Hardwick. Need drum set lessons
for any age or ability level in the
Ware
and
Hardwick
area?
Drummer with 30 years of
performance
and
teaching
experience now accepting more
students. First trial lesson is free.
Professional
teaching
studio
based locally within 10-15 miles.
Call (508)867-3784 for more
information.
YANKEE CABIN FEVER
GNAWING AT YOU?
Waiting for the crocus to pop
up?
For
an
uplifting,
inspirational message check out
the short video I put together.
Log onto: QUABBINROAD.COM
and be blessed.
Your Ad Could
be Here
✦
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
Masonry
C-D HOME IMPROVEMENT. 1
Call for all your needs. Windows,
siding, roofs, additions, decks,
baths, hardwood floors, painting.
All work 100% guaranteed.
Licensed and insured. Call Bob
(413)596-8807 Cell
CS Lic.
#97110, HIC Lic #162905
& COMPLETE
JANITORIAL
SERVICE
PAGE 25
Tree Work
Help Wanted
DUKE'S TREE SERVICE &
LAWN CARE Tree removal,
Pruning, Leaf removal
Duke's Waste Management &
More Dump runs, Clean outs
413-535-9808
[email protected]
Dukeswastemanagement.com
CUSTOM
MANUFACTURING
COMPANY, located in Palmer,
MA is accepting resumés for
Quality Manager Position
Please send resumés to PO Box
850 Palmer, MA 01069
Duties: Management of ISO 9001:
2008
Quality
System.
Management
of
Inspection
Department to ensure efficiency
and conformance to Customer’s
specifications. Work with Design
Engineers to create Inspection
Plans to ensure conformance.
Management of Environmental &
Safety program
Qualifications: Minimum of 2 year
degree or 5 years experience in
Quality Management. Familiar with
ISO 9001:2008 Quality Systems to
ensure Quality and documentation
control. Proficient in reading of
Engineering Prints (GD&T). Strong
computer skills. Global Shop
familiarity a plus. Manufacturing or
Machining background a plus.
Pets
BE A RESPONSIBLE PET
OWNER - Financially needy? Call
for assistance to spay/neuter your
cat/dog.
(413)565-5383
CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR
ANIMALS.
RETIRED RACING
GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE
FOR ADOPTION
spayed/neutered, wormed,
shots, heartworm tested,
teeth cleaned
Plumbing
LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222
Prevent Emergencies Now
Call LINC’S
For Your Connection
(413)668-5299
Make a Fast Friend!
Roofing
ALL TYPES OF ROOFING,
shingle, flat and slate. Call Local
Builders (413)626-5296. Complete
roofing systems and repairs.
Fully licensed and insured. MA CS
#102453.
Lifetime
warranty.
Senior Discount. 24 hour service.
SKY-TECH ROOFING, INC. 25
years experience. Commercial,
residential. Insured. Shingles,
single-ply systems. Tar/ gravel,
slate repairs. 24 hour Emergency
Repairs.
(413)536-3279,
(413)348-9568, (413)204-4841.
Horses
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
offered year round at our state of
the art facility. Beginner to
advanced. Ages 4 years to adult.
Boarding, sales and leasing also
available. Convenient location at
Orion Farm in South Hadley.
(413)532-9753
www.orionfarm.net
Snow Removal
Help Wanted
NOW OFFERING ROOF snow
removal along with bobcat piling
up of your snow leaving you more
room. Call Jason (413)283-6374
ROOF
SNOW
REMOVAL,
snowplowing, snow blowing. Fully
insured. Steve (413)283-2088.
Tree Work
ATEKS TREE- Honest, quality
tree service. From pruning to
house lot clearing. Fully insured.
Free estimates (413)687-3220.
FOSTER CARE: YOU can help
change someone’s life. Provide a
safe home for children and teens
who have been abused or
neglected.
Call
Devereux
Therapeutic Foster Care at 413734-2493.
Greyhound Options Inc.
Call Mary at 413-566-3129
or Claire at 413-967-9088
or go to
www.greyhoundoptions.org.
BARTENDER
APPLY
IN
person. Salem Cross Inn, Rt. 9,
West Brookfield.
PCA’S, HHA’S AND CNA’s
needed in Monson, Brimfield,
Hampden, Palmer, Ware and
Belchertown. Highest wages for
home care agency. Days, Nights
and weekends. Must have reliable
transportation and verifiable work
references.
Call
HomeStaff
(413)746-0066.
MAINTENANCE
20 to 25 hours per week.
Experience required in all
aspects of property
maintenance and repair. Work
includes, but is not limited to:
snow
removal,
electrical,
plumbing, painting, carpentry,
and grounds keeping. Must be
available every other week for
after hours on call emergency
maintenance requests. Valid
driver’s license and clean
driving record. Professional
references required.
Candidates will be subject to a
Criminal Background check.
Insurance and full state benefits
package available.
Please submit resume to:
Wilbraham Housing Authority,
88 Stony Hill Rd. Wilbraham,
MA 01095
Equal Opportunity Employer
PART TIME WANTED to stack
firewood and run equipment. Must
be consistent. Tetreault & Son
(413)245-9615
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. Box 429, 5 Main Street
Huntington, MA 01050
(413) 667-3211
Fax: (413) 667-3011
◗ THE SUN
(413) 612-2310
Fax: (413) 592-3568
◗ THE JOURNAL
REGISTER
24 Water Street
Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-8393
Fax: (413) 289-1977
◗ THE SHOPPING
GUIDE
24 Water Street
Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-8393
Fax: (413) 289-1977
24 Water Street
Palmer, MA 01069
(413) 283-8393
Fax: (413) 289-1977
◗ THE SENTINEL
P. O. Box 601
10 South Main Street
Belchertown, MA 01007
(413) 323-5999
Fax: (413)323-9424
◗ SOUTHWICK
SUFFIELD NEWS
23 Southwick Street
Feeding Hills, MA 01030
(413) 786-7747
Fax: (413) 786-8457
◗ THE TOWN
REMINDER
138 College Street, Suite 2
So. Hadley, MA 01075
(413) 536-5333
Fax: (413) 536-5334
◗ WILBRAHAM
HAMPDEN TIMES
2341 Boston Rd.
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.
PAGE 2 6
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015
Classifieds
Buzzin’ from Town to Town
Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace
Help Wanted
PART TIME MAINTENANCE
Person – Ludlow Mills This
position was created for the
purpose of providing maintenance
services as needed and/or
assigned; assisting in a wide
variety of maintenance activities;
addressing operational and or
safety concerns; assisting skilled
trades; and assuring that tools,
materials and vehicles are
maintained in good working order
and are available when needed.
This position reports to the Vice
President of Redevelopment.
FLSA Status: Non Exempt - Part
Time 20 hours per week. Required
Testing: Physical fitness including
the
ability
to
lift
50lbs,
drug/alcohol, CORI and current
MA driver’s license is required.
Please submit your resumé to
Marion Buck by email:
[email protected]
or Mail to: 255 Padgette Street,
Chicopee, MA 01022. Deadline for
submittal is February 25, 2015.
PART-TIMERN,
HHA’S,
CNA’s Positions available at
Professional Medical Services,
Inc. Competitive rates &
mileage. EOE. Call Jan Mon.,
Tues., Fri. 9am-3pm. (413)2899018
PCA’S HHA’S, CNA’S NEEDEDfor Monson, Brimfield, Hampden,
Palmer, Ware, etc. Must be
dependable,
have
reliable
transportation and verifiable work
references. Please call Visiting
Angels 508-764-6700.
Real Estate
TOOMEY-LOVETT
109 West St.
Ware, MA 01082
www.Century21ToomeyLovett.com
413-967-6326
800-486-2121
West Brookfield:
508-867-7064
OUR INVENTORY
HAS DWINDLED
LIST NOW PROPER PRICING
EQUALS FAST SALES
Call us for an accurate FREE
market analysis.
413-967-6326/800-486-2121
SPENCER:
Farmers
porch
overlooking Lake Whittemore, open
KT/DR w/plenty of cabinets, pellet
stove in DR. 3 BR, 2 BA, Master
has double closets. $234,900
NORTH BROOKFIELD: 4 BR
Colonial on beautiful corner lot,
recent updates, Electric to 200
amps. lower level inlaw possibilities.
$158,000
EAST BROOKFIELD: New Cape
in High Rock Estates, 1st floor
Master BR, Master BA glass
shower & soaking tub, upscale
KT/LR,
laundry,
half
bath,
hardwoods. 2nd floor 2 large BR,
and BA. $339,900
PALMER 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Cape,
with farmers porch, large Living
room with Fireplace. close to MA
Pike and major routes. $209,900
WARE: Quality craftsmanship on
this updated spacious 3 BD 2.5 BA
Large cabinet packed KT, island,
1st flr laundry, gleaming hardwood
floors and freshly painted walls.
$189,900
Dorrinda
O’Keefe-Shea
978-434-1990
Glenn Moulton
413-967-5463
Jill Stolgitis
413-477-8780
Mary Hicks
508-612-4794
Alan Varnum
508-867-2727
Bruce Martin
508-523-0114
Joe Chenevert
508-331-9031
Carolyn Bessette 518-618-7188
Michael
McQueston
508-362-0533
www.turley.com
Real Estate
REAL ESTATE
ASSOCIATES
967-7355
JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER
Call us today
Applications now being
accepted for one, two and
three bedroom apartments
•Heat and hot water included
•Ample Closets
•Fully Applianced
•Community Room
•Laundry Facilities
•Cats Welcome
•Extra Storage
•24 Hour Maintainance
For Information call
(413)967-7755 EHO
17 Convent Hill, Ware, MA
BRIMFIELD 55+ COUNTRY park
2004, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths,
24’x44’, new tile kitchen, carpets,
H2O, appliances, shingles, shed.
$79,000.
413-593-9961
DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM
for a no cost
no obligation
market value
of your home!
For Rent
And view thousands
of properties 24/7
at gravelrealestate.com
MONSON
ONE
BEDROOM,
everything included. 1st, last. No
pets, no smoking $650/ mo.
(413)267-3958, (413)250-8701.
FOR RENT
Evenings call:
NICOLE FLAMAND
JAVIER STUART
LORI FISHER
CLAUDIO SANTORO
MERRIE BROWN
KAYE BOOTHMAN
JILL GRAVEL
HILLSIDE VILLAGE
APARTMENTS
Mobile Homes
967-7355
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.
413-695-2319
413-627-2700
617-620-0027
413-813-8257
413-668-8190
413-477-6624
413-364-7353
For Sale
✦
For Rent
LUDLOW- CONDO FOR sale. 2
beds, 2 baths 1,645 sq.ft. Great
Meadow
Crest
Townhouse
Condominium with Hardwood
floors, white kitchen cabinetry, and
spacious rooms with a covered
back deck off the dining area for
maximum sun exposure and
peaceful enjoyment. Finished
Family Room in basement, with
attached 1 car garage. Close to
Mass Pike and walking distance to
Randall’s
Farm!
For
more
information or to view this condo
call Chris Bloom 413-687-5743,
Gallagher Real Estate.
SNOW SHOVEL & snow throw at
Quaboag Apts., Green St.,
Palmer. Reliable person. Call for
more details 860-658-2101.
Real Estate
✦
MONSON. 3 BEDROOM. Completely renovated, propane heat,
lower than oil, $100 toward first fillup. NO PETS!!! $900/ mo. F/L/S
(413)783-0192. Mr. Allen.
PALMER 1 BEDROOM house,
newly
remodeled.
Fenced-in
backyard, shed, off-street parking.
$750/ mo. Responsible pet owners
considered. 1 year lease, credit
ref. (413)283-2383.
PALMER 1BR - Quiet Secure
Country Location. Locked Storage
& Laundry in Basement. K/DR
Combo - LR-Full Bath. Nice
Layout.
No
Smoke/Pets.
1st/last/sec. $700.00. Breton Est.
413-283-6940
PALMER 2 BR. $925/ mo. 1 mi to
Pike. Beautifully renovated. Offstreet
parking.
Utilities
not
included. Available March 1.
(413)427-2706.
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
For Rent
Auto Parts
PALMER BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED 2 Br apt. $700 plus
utilities. No pets, non-smokers.
First, last, security and CORI. Call
(413)267-5338.
USED AUTO PARTS, 91-day
guarantee.
Large
inventory,
engines, transmissions, radiators,
tires, glass. Excellent service, junk
car removal. Amherst-Oakham
Auto Recycling Coldbrook Road,
Oakham. 1-800-992-0441.
PALMER.
SINGLE
ROOM
furnished, frig., micro., TV, utilities,
clean, quiet home. No pets. 413967-6555.
WARE CENTRALLY LOCATED 3
room, 1 BR Ranch. Appliances
included. $900/ mo. Oil heat. 1st,
last, security required. (413)5194262
WARE FRESHLY PAINTED 2
bdrm, first floor, off-street parking,
coin-op laundry. HAP subsidized.
No pets. (413)323-8707
Autos Wanted
$$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar
paid for your unwanted cars,
trucks, vans, big and small,
running or not. Call 413-534-5400.
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
WARE- 2 TOWNHOUSE APTS.SPACIOUS, SUNNY 3 BR $800
& $850 plus utilities, w/d hook-up,
storage. Also Beautiful 2 BR apt.
$700. No smoking, no pets. Credit
check/references (413)320-5784.
WARE- TWO BEDROOM, 2nd
floor, downtown. Townhouse style.
1st, last $725 month plus utilities
(413)967-3976.
Commercial Rentals
GRANBY ROUTE 202, Business
zoned 600 sq. ft garage/ storage,
overhead & walkthrough doors,
$400. (413)427-4638.
Find it
in our
Classified
section!!!
INDUSTRIAL ZONED. FOUR
buildings available, 500 to 5,000
sq.ft. Breckenridge St., Palmer.
Also entertain offers for sale 10
acres (413)231-3131.
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.
FILL OUT AND MAIL THIS MONEY MAKER
or VISIT WWW.TURLEY.COM
TO PLACE YOUR AD
DEADLINES:
QUABBIN & SUBURBAN – FRIDAY AT NOON
HILLTOWNS – MONDAY AT NOON
CATEGORY:
Quabbin
Village Hills
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Base Price
$26.00
Circulation:
50,500
21
Base Price
$26.50
22
Base Price
$27.00
23
Base Price
$27.50
24
Base Price
$28.00
25
Base Price
$28.50
26
Base Price
$29.00
27
Base Price
$29.50
28
Base Price
$30.00
29
Base Price
$30.50
30
Base Price
$31.00
31
Base Price
$31.50
32
Base Price
$32.00
33
Base Price
$32.50
34
Base Price
$33.00
35
Base Price
$33.50
36
Base Price
$34.00
37
Base Price
$34.50
38
Base Price
$35.00
39
Base Price
$35.50
40
Base Price
$36.00
Suburban
Residential
Circulation:
59,000
Hilltowns
Circulation: 9,800
Buy the Quabbin Village Hills or
the Suburban Residential ZONE
for $26.00 for 20 words plus
50¢ for each additional word.
Add $10 for a second Zone
or add $15 to run in
ALL THREE ZONES.
Name: ____________________________________________________ Phone: ______________________
First ZONE base price ___________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
10.00
Add a second ZONE ___________
Town: _____________________________________________________ State:_______ Zip:_____________
$
5.00
Add a third ZONE ___________
Number of Weeks: _________________________________________ X per week rate = $______________
Subtotal ___________
Includes
additional words
$
Run my ad in the
following ZONE(s):
Quabbin
❏
❏ Check# ___________
x Number of Weeks ___________
Suburban
Card #: _________________________________________________________________________________
TOTAL Enclosed ___________
Hilltowns
Credit Card:
❏ MasterCard
❏ VISA
❏ Discover
❏ Cash
Amount of charge: ___________________________________________________ Date: _______________
❏
❏
OUR CLASSIFIEDS ARE ONLINE 24/7 AND REACH 50 COMMUNITIES EVERY WEEK!
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, f ebruary 19, 2015
PAGE 27
Turley Publications photo submitted
Members of the Critical Care Team pose with a
cake to celebrate the CCU’s accomplishment of
earning a gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence
in Patient Care. Back row, from left: Rick Messier,
RN, RRT; Christine Grynkiewicz, RRT; Cindy
Baecher, RN; and Ann LeBrun, RN. Front row,
from left: Trish LaFreniere, RN; Amanda Dixon,
RN; and Judy Stone, RN.
Cooley Dickinson
earns Beacon Award
Troop 57
Turley Publications
photos submitted
braves the cold
NORTHAMPTON – The American Association of
Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) recently conferred a goldlevel Beacon Award for Excellence on the Critical Care
Unit at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
The Beacon Award for Excellence - a milestone on
the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work
environments - recognizes unit caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with
AACN’s six Healthy Work Environment Standards.
Cooley Dickinson’s unit is one of three in Massachusetts
to have achieved Gold Beacon designation. The other
two gold recipients are both units at Boston Children’s
Hospital. Seven other units in the state have Silver or
Bronze Beacon awards.
Belchertown Boy Scout Troop 57 had
a full day of ice fishing at the Chicopee
Sportsman’s Club on Feb. 14 and could not
have been completed with out help from
Granby Bait Shop. The scouts fished for
five hours and also did some snow sliding
to. The day ended with it snowing again
and a total of four rainbow trout caught. BUSINESS&
SERVICE
D
I
R
E
C
T
O
R
Y
AUTO BODY
BOARDING
INSURANCE
PLUMBING SERVICES
SEPTIC TANK PUMPING
REECE AUTO BODY Complete Auto Body, Paint &
Repair” auto glass, computerized paint matching, also
routine car maintenance. Free
estimates. Old Springfield
Road, Belchertown. 413-3236664.
BELCHERTOWN BOARDING
KENNEL offers quality boarding for dogs & cats. We are
breeders of AKC Australian
Cattle Dogs. Call 413-323-7641
btownboardingkennel.com
BELL & HUDSON IN SURANCE AGENCY INC., 19
North Main St., Belchertown,
MA 01007. Tel. 413-323-9611,
800-894-9591. Fax 413-3236117. Home, auto, life, financial services, commercial,
group health.
D . F.
PLUMBING
&
MECHANICAL
CONTRACTORS are now
offering plumbing services to
Belchertown and surrounding
town. Sche duling appointments Monday-Friday, 8 am to
4pm. Call 413-323-9966.
LATOUR WILSON SEPTIC
TANK PUMPING SERVICE.
Residential, commercial, ‘‘D.
E.P. suggests pumping septic
tank every 3 years.’’ MA D.E.P.
certified. Brian Wilson, owner.
413-323-4569.
AUTOMOTIVE
ALIX & SONS COMPUTER
CENTER. New Computer
Sales and Accessories, PC
Diagnostic Repairs and
Upgrades, On Site Work,
Home or Office. 40 Daniel
Shays Highway. 413-323-1122.
John Alix, Owner.
OUTDOOR POWER
EQUIPMENT
ROOFING
WELDING
ROBERTS ROOF CO., INC.
Trusted name for over 38
years. Commercial, industrial, residential. Specializing in
shingles, slate copper work,
historical restoration, flat roofing. Snow Removal. Fully
licensed. Free estimates. 413283-4395
www.robertsroofsinc.com
AMHERST WELDING, INC.
Snow plows, sanders, sales
& service, hydraulic hoses &
repairs, trailer hitches, trailer
repairs, welding, fabrication, lawnmower repairs. 330
Harkness Road, Amherst 413253-4867.
B AY R D I N S P E C T I O N
STATION, Mass State Safety
and Emissions Testing for all
cars, pickups, vans, campers and commercial trucks
& trailers. Efficient, Friendly
Service. Lic. # 029276. Visa &
Mastercard accepted. Open
Mon.-Fri. 9am-12 / 1-4pm. 147
Bay Road, Belchertown, 413323-7193
BANQUET FACILITIES
HALL FOR RENT All functions.
Kitchen available. Seating for
96. Granby American Legion.
Call (413) 467-9545.
COMPUTERS
HAIRDRESSER
COUNTRY STYLIST, 171
Federal St., Belchertown. 413323-6012. Great cuts for men
and women $15.00. A full service hair salon. Open Tue-Sat.,
evening hours available.
HEATING & AIR
CONDITIONING
WHITING ENERGY, Est. 1870.
Complete Fuel Oil Heating
Service. 24 hr. 7 days a week
service. Call 413-323-5737.
BOYDEN & PERRON INC.
Sales and service, Toro,
Wheel Horse, Scag, Jonsered,
Residential and Commercial.
41 South Whitney St., Amherst,
since 1956. Call today. 2537358.
PETS
FEATHERS AND FUR PET
CARE SERVICES Pet sitting in your home. Parrot
Boarding in my home.
Peggy McLeod 413-3238720.
feathersandfurpetcare.com
RUBBISH REMOVAL
R.M. NIETUPSKI TEMPORA
RY DUMPSTERS, 10-30yards
for removing construction,
demolition, metal and household debris of all types. Serving
Belchertown and all surrounding towns. (413) 283-4333.
XYZ
THE SENTINEL for all your
advertising needs from A to
Z. 323-5999 Fax: 323-9424.
1 Main St., Belchertown, MA
01007. www.turley.com
PAGE 2 8
THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, february 19, 2015