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Fafard to be honored as
Ludlow CARES Coalition
‘Citizen of the Year’
Carnival life . . .
By Paula Killough
[email protected]
vote. During a recent
meeting,
CARES
Coalition members
discussed the signifiLUDLOW
–
cant impacts and conJennifer Fafard has
tributions made by
been
named
the
individual members.
Ludlow
CARES
“Red Ribbon Week
Coalition “Citizen of
stood out as the most
the Year” for 2014.
significant thing we’ve
Fafard will be recogaccomplished,” said
nized at this year ’s
Jennifer
Rooney.
Ludlow CARES Spring
Fafard
Rooney explained
Forum set for Monday,
that when the CARES Coalition
March 30.
According to Ludlow came together to form its misCARES Coalition President sion, members began by disLaura Rooney, Fafard was cussing what they wanted to
selected for the “Citizen of the
Year” honor by unanimous
Please see FAFARD, Page 10
School Committee approves
Baird London trip
By Rich Wirth
Register Correspondent
Turley Publications submitted photo
Dot and Henry Zanetti are looking good in the “Muscle Man and Flying Trapeze
Woman” booth during the Ludlow Senior Center’s “Seniors Only Carnival,” held
Tuesday, Feb. 24. For additional photos, please turn to Page 10.
LUDLOW – The School
Committee has approved the
Baird Middle School Travel
Club’s request to travel to
London in 2016.
Baird Social Studies teacher
and Travel Club advisor Anna
Baboval met with committee
members Tuesday, Feb. 24, to
discuss the particulars of the
week-long, city-specific trip
that is being planned for April
vacation next year.
“The students would be in
London the entire time,” she said.
Now in its third year, the
Travel Club, which has about
50 members, has been alternating between domestic and international trips. The club traveled
to Washington, D.C. in 2013
and is slated to return there in
April. Last year’s trip took them
over the border to Quebec,
Canada.
The Travel Club is again
partnering with Cambridgebased EF Educational Tours – a
culturally-immersive educational travel organization with 45
Please see BAIRD TRIP,
Page 9
‘Always remember’ – Desforges Fitness Challenge set for March 12
By Paula Killough
[email protected]
LUDLOW – Get ready to
sweat! The fifth annual U.S.
Marine Sgt. Joshua D.
Desforges Fitness Challenge
is set for Thursday, March 12,
beginning at 3 p.m., in the
Ludlow High School gym.
According to Ludlow High
School Assistant Principal
Michael Halpin, Fitness
C h a l l e n g e o rg a n i z e r s a r e
keeping the same format as in
years past.
“This year is going to be
basically the same,” he said.
“ M r. ( To m ) C o t e , w h o i s
organizing from afar, will be
back for the challenge. He
will be leading it along with
past winners.”
Cote, who started the
Fitness Challenge in 2011 to
honor the memory of
Desforges, a member of the
Ludlow High School Class of
2004, retired last year from
his position as the high
school’s attendance officer.
Although he now lives in
Maine with his wife Kathleen,
Cote is traveling back to
Ludlow to again lead the
Fitness Challenge.
“This is our fifth Sgt.
Desforges Fitness Challenge.
I am so appreciative and want
to thank all who continue to
donate, participate and volunteer to help make the event
successful,” said Cote. “It is a
wonderful way to honor Josh
and his family for their sacrifice.”
Joining Cote in leading
this year’s challenge are past
winners – Ludlow High
School English teacher
Charles Cangemi, Rebecca
Gauvin, a physical education
teacher at the high school,
and Devin Cave, who won
last year’s challenge when he
was a senior at the high
school.
Halpin said roughly 50
participants have signed up
for this year’s challenge, but
with the cut-off at 60, there’s
room and time for more to
sign up. To sign up, contact
Halpin or LHS secretary
Trudy Kellogg. The entry fee
of $20 includes a Fitness
Challenge t-shirt. Participants
are also tasked with collecting sponsors to raise funds to
benefit the Sgt. Desforges
Scholarship, awarded to
Ludlow High School graduating seniors to assist them in
pursuing their dreams.
Among this year’s participants, all Ludlow Public
Schools will be represented,
along with the Ludlow Police
Department and Ludlow Fire
Department. The Ludlow
School Committee will also
y e a r ’s
Fitness
be
represented
Challenge is to surwith
School
pass the roughly
Committee mem$12,000 that was
ber James “Chip”
raised last year for
Harrington returnthe
scholarship
ing to take the
fund.
challenge.
For those who preReturning this
fer to cheer from the
year will be a conbleachers, the cost is
tingent of U.S.
$2 at the door.
Marines, to honor
Fitness Challenge tthe memory of
U.S. Marine Sgt.
D e s f o rg e s , w h o Joshua D. Desforges shirts will also be
sold at the door;
was killed May
2010 while supporting com- small, medium, large and XL
bat operations in Afghanistan. shirts sell for $20 each. XXL
Marines will monitor partici- shirts sell for $25 each, and
pants to ensure that they are shirts larger than XXL can be
c o r r e c t l y p e r f o r m i n g e a c h special ordered for $25 each.
This
year ’s
Fitness
grueling exercise and offer
encouragement and support as Challenge t-shirt includes an
the participants head to the illustration of the U.S. Marine
final round, the pull-up chal- Corps emblem on the front and
lenge. The male and female reads, “5th ANNUAL SGT.
who do the most pull-ups will
Please see FITNESS
win the challenge.
CHALLENGE, Page 11
Halpin said the goal of this
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School Committee briefs
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date of death and
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include a photograph.
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By Rich Wirth
Register Correspondent
Committee retains
current School Choice
configuration
LUDLOW – The school district will retain
its current allotment of 107 School Choice
seats for the 2015-16 school year.
The School Committee, acting on a recommendation from Superintendent of Schools
Todd H. Gazda, cast a 5-0 vote last week in
favor of maintaining that configuration. Of
the 107 slots currently available, only 79 are
filled.
The School Choice program allows parents to send their children to schools in communities other than the city or town in which
they reside. Tuition is paid by the sending district to the receiving district. The School
Committee in 2012 voted to increase the
Exceptions will be
made only when the
family provides a death
certificate and must be
pre-paid.
number of available seats from 97 to the current 107, but those seats are only offered in
grades where there is excess capacity.
“It’s nice to have that flexibility, as we
access each grade-level,” Gazda said. “For
every one of those slots we don’t fill, we
leave $5,000 on the table.”
The 79 occupied seats are currently spread
out among grades seven through 12.
“We have may some openings in the lower
grade-levels next year,” Gazda added.
Committee approves
special ed. inclusion/
pull-out teacher at
Chapin Street School
LUDLOW – Thirteen outstanding referrals
for special education services has prompted
the need for an additional grades 2-3 inclusion/pull-out teacher at Chapin Street School.
The School Committee approved the request
at a meeting on Feb. 24.
Chapin Street School recently adopted the
inclusion model in which students with disabilities receive special education services in
general education classrooms. Director of
Student Support Services Eva Tillotson said
there are already 10 students on individualized education plans (IEPS) in a second grade
inclusion classroom and 11 on IEPSs in a
third-grade classroom.
“I can’t put any more students on IEPs in
either of these classrooms,” she said.
The new position will be cost neutral as a
student who is currently in a private out-ofdistrict school will be returning to the Ludlow
Public Schools this week. Annual tuition for
said student was just over $100,000, which
included a one-to-one paraprofessional but
did not include transportation, Tillotson said.
“We don’t move a student out of an out-ofdistrict placement unless we’re sure they’re
ready to go,” she added.
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Hubbard ‘Friends of the Library‘ seeking new members
By Christi Mills
Register Correspondent
LUDLOW – Hubbard Memorial Friends of the
Library is actively seeking members to assist them with
the library's upcoming 2015 Calendar of Events, which
will include several special announcements and the
hosting of several events to commemorate the library’s
125-year anniversary!
Friends would like to invite patrons of the library and
the community-at-large to sit in at one of their monthly
meetings, held the last Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8
p.m. in the Children’s Library conference room.
“The Friends of the Library are absolutely essential
to the library. Being able to bring programs to the
library increases the library’s visibility in the community. The more people that come into the library, the better,” said Hubbard Memorial Library Board of Trustees
Chair Chris Davis. “Amazingly, there are people who
don’t realize how vibrant libraries are today and how
essential (they are) to the community. The Friends
offer opportunities for families to come out and hear
interesting presentations and to participate in fun events
and while there, to see what else our library has to
offer.”
According to Friends President Nicte Barrigo, the
(L-R) At their monthly
meeting held Tuesday,
Feb. 24, Hubbard
Memorial Friends of
the Library Treasurer
Christine Casagrande,
President
Nicte
Barrigo, Secretary
Kristin Santos and
member MaryBeth
Silva review upcoming
events the Friends plan
to host.
Turley Publications staff
photo by
CHRISTI MILLS
members of the group assist library staff with the annual membership drive, support library programs and initiatives and serve as advocates for the library.
Friends also sponsor a library Pass Program, which
offers one vehicle admitted free for all Massachusetts
Department of Conservation and Recreation parks;
half-price admission for up to a family of four, to
Amelia Park Children’s Museum, located in Westfield;
half-price admission for up to six guests to the
Children’s Museum at Holyoke Heritage State Park;
two free ride tickets per person up to five visitors to the
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, and more.
Barrigo said the group has recently experienced
some struggles, as prior members have either passed
away or have reached the age of retirement. Due to
these circumstances, the non-profit, volunteer-run
group has been left in a tenuous predicament of low
membership. Current members include Barrigo,
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Winter Jam raises $1,000
By Christi Mills
Register Correspondent
LUDLOW – Ludlow firefighters Dan
McKenney and Buddy Ellison, who
serve as Rock the Boot-Winter Jam
Committee members, were pleased to
have raised $1,000 during the second
annual “Rock the Boot-Winter Jam.”
An estimated crowd of 150 people
put on their dancing shoes and headed
over to the Gremio Lusitano Club on
Saturday, Feb. 28. Attendees were
encouraged to munch on snacks, provided by the LFD Social Club, take a
chance at winning and NHL LA Kings
autographed Jonathan Quick hockey
jersey raffle prize, donated by former
Ludlow resident and LA Kings General
Manager Dean Lombardi, purchase an
event t-shirt, all while listening to
great live music.
“We are very grateful for such a
great turn out,” said McKenney.
“Ludlow always comes through for us
with helping families in need.”
The stellar entertainment line-up
included Ludlow’s Lobsterz from Marz
band, led by Buddy St. Jacques, and
the popular The Kings band, whose
band members are led by Jeff King and
his sister Melissa Carreira.
“We consider the Lobsterz from
Marz band a solid component of the
foundation of our Jams,” said
McKenney. “We are grateful to them
for being a part of all our Jams. We
are pleased to have The Kings band
play tonight. It is going to be a great
show.”
“I am grateful that Buddy, Dan and
the Ludlow firefighters have kept the
Jams alive through music,” said
Lobsterz from Marz band leader
Buddy St. Jacques. “It is the power of
music that brought everyone together
here tonight for a great time and for a
great cause. I hope both the Winter and
Summer Jams continue for many
years.”
Jeff King, leader of The Kings band,
said band members were excited and
proud to be a part of the Winter Jam.
“It’s a great event for a great cause.
It is nice to see so many people here,”
said King.
(L-R) “Rock the Boot-Winter Jam” organizers and Ludlow firefighters Buddy
Ellison and Dan McKenney set up the NHL LA Kings autographed Jonathan
Quick hockey jersey raffle prize donated by Kings General Manager Dean
Lombardi, a former Ludlow resident.
All proceeds from the Winter Jam
will be used to help offset costs related
to the sixth annual “Ludlow Rock the
Boot-Summer Jam,” which will be
held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Ludlow
Fish & Game Club. Although the
Winter Jam is not hosted by the LFD
Social Club, the Summer Jam is.
Summer Jam committee members
include LFD Social Club Treasurer
McKenney, member Ellison, President
Zach Ellison and member Dave Nally.
Proceeds from the Summer Jam benefit
families who are battling Muscular
Dystrophy or other serious illnesses.
McKenney said close to $2,500 was
raised at last year’s Summer Jam.
“The Boots are always a great
time,” said Wayne Kapinos, of
Wilbraham. “Christmas is normally
the time for giving, but tonight, Feb.
28, it's the community of Ludlow's
time for giving.”
Attendees were able to purchase an
event t-shirt designed by Dan Bessette,
owner of Get Set Marketing. The tshirts, which sold for $15, were printed
by Mike Fitzpatrick, owner of Fits to a
Tee.
The raffle winner will be drawn at
noon on Wednesday April, 15, the
opening day of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Raffle tickets can be purchased
until Tuesday, April 14, at the Ludlow
Fire Department or by calling
McKenney at 413-218-5369.
McKenney thanked the Pioneer
Valley Financial Group, Ludlow, and
the Lobsterz from Marz band for their
continued support, the Gremio
Lusitano Club for use of the facility,
Jesse Paulo for use of lights, all the
volunteers and most importantly,
everyone who attended the event.
For more information, visit the
“Rock the Boot” Facebook page.
Musicians or musical groups that
would like to be considered for future
Rock the Boot events should call
McKenney at 413-218-5369.
Turley Publications staff photos by CHRISTI MILLS
Ludlow Fire Department Social Club President Zach Ellison mans the ticket
table during the second annual “Rock the Boot-Winter Jam,” held at the
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(L-R) Lobsterz from Marz band members Kent Oldham (bass guitar), Rob
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Hubbard Library
to host ‘Quabbin’s
Railroad’
presentation
‘Win the fight’ . . .
Turley Publications staff photos by CHRISTI MILLS
(L-R) “Win the Fight (WTF) Wine Tasting With a Twist” volunteer Pam
Cavanaugh, WTF Committee member Tamara Soares, volunteer Jennifer AstaFerrero, WTF Committee member Evette Rodrigues, volunteer Lisa Francisco
and WTF Committee member Marie DiSanti sample a variety of wines to raise
funds for “Stand Up to Cancer” at the event held Saturday, Feb. 28. “This is our
first event, our kick-off event. We have a couple other projects in the works,”
said Rodrigues. “I am very grateful to everyone who contributed to making our
first event so successful, especially everyone who attended. It is a great cause.”
(L-R) “Wine Tasting With a Twist” volunteers Sierra Rodrigues, 13, and her
brother Tavio, 16, both of Ludlow, create a banner on the wall with name
squares, purchased for $5. It was a
family affair, as event organizer Evette
Rodrigues not only enlisted the brother
and sister duo but also her brothers
Nuno and Mario. During the event, an
estimated crowd of 150 sampled over
12 varieties of Portuguese red wine,
munched on antipasti and fresh fruit
platters and a piglet, all donated by
committee members, volunteers, wine
donors and Tony & Penny’s Restaurant.
LUDLOW – “Quabbin's Railroad:
The Rabbit” will be presented by historian J. R. Greene at Hubbard Memorial
Library on Thursday, March 19, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
This past fall, Hubbard Library hosted
a presentation on the Hampden Railroad.
The Athol branch line was Ludlow’s operational rail line. View photos of many of
the stations along the railroad's 29-mile
line, including the ones in Ludlow downtown, Red Bridge and Collins stations. See
a shot of Indian Leap Bridge, one of the
small locomotives that was used by the
Ludlow Manufacturing Co. on their sidetracks, and other slides related to Ludlow’s
rail history. Green will have a variety of
his local history books available for purchase at this event.
This program is offered free of
charge by the library’s memorial fund,
and refreshments will be served by the
Friends of the Library. Please call 413583-3408 to reserve your seat!
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Michael J. Dias Foundation co-founder Grace Dias and
Unity Athletic Club President Larry Hitchcock share a
laugh during the “Win the Fight (WTF) Wine With a
Twist.” “What a great turn-out. The Unity could not be
happier to be a part of it,” said Hitchcock. “Evette
(Rodrigues) and company did a phenomenal job.” This
marks the first event WTF Committee members Evette
Rodrigues, Stephanie Rodrigues, Tamara Soares, Tina
Bernardes, Denise DaCruz, Maria DiSanti, Armand
Nunes, Jaime Pio, Dawn Hebert and Marissa Santo
have hosted. All proceeds benefit “Stand Up to
Cancer.” The group can be found on Facebook by
entering “WTF Win the Fight ” in the search box.
(L-R) Vanessa Leandro and Patricia Ferreira check out the raffle
prizes up for grabs during the “Wine With a Twist” event, held
Saturday Feb. 28 at the Unity Athletic Club. “We have some great
prizes,” said event organizer and “Win the Fight” Committee
member Evette Rodrigues. “We are very grateful to volunteer
Nicole Neto and the El Cid Lounge for making our raffle such a
success. I would like to thank everyone who donated a prize, purchased raffle tickets and those who purchased a name square.”
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call 413-543-3172.
Michelle
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Director/
Founder
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[email protected]
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phone: 413.583.2100
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We are celebrating our
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Thanks to our wonderful “friends,” volunteers and patrons,
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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.
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The
Register •March 4, 2015
Club seeks vendors, crafters
for spring fair
LUDLOW – The Ludlow
Community Center/Randall Boys &
Girls Club is seeking vendors and
crafters for the club’s fourth annual
Springtime Vendor/Craft Fair, set for
Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m.
There are 65 available vendor
spots available on a first come first
served basis. Spaces fill up quickly.
C o ff e e w i l l b e a v a i l a b l e t o a l l
crafters and vendors throughout the
day. There will also be a concession stand for the purchase of
breakfast and lunch items.
Applications are available on the
club’s website at www.ludlowbgc.org
or at the club. Applications will be
accepted until spaces are filled or
until April 20. Mail applications to
Sheri Santos, Ludlow Community
Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club,
91 Claudia’s Way, Ludlow, MA
01056. This is a rain or shine event.
Space is limited.
For more information, please contact Sheri Santos at 413-583-2072 or
via email at [email protected]
health
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• 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
REGION – The Holyoke/Chicopee
area Department of Developmental
Services Citizen Advisory Board will
host its annual Community Celebration
of Intellectual and Developmental
Disabilities Month on Monday, March
23.
T h i s y e a r ’s c e l e b r a t i o n , “ R e a l
L i v e s : A c h i e v i n g Yo u r O w n
Vi s i o n , ” w i l l h o n o r i n d i v i d u a l s
with intellectual and developmental disabilities who have articulated their own vision and persevered
to achieve and maintain that
vision.
This year ’s honorees are Jared
Baillargeon, of Ludlow; Shelby Carter,
Anthony Colon, Eliezer Diaz, Joshua
Gregoire and Ania Kryzak, all of
Chicopee; Judith Meacham, of
Holyoke; Dorothy Merritt, of
Palmer; Joseph Mongeau, of
Holyoke, and Geraldine Muscetta
and Denise Pete, both of
Belchertown.
The public is invited to the celebration, set for 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Moose
Family Center, 244 Fuller Road,
Chicopee.
Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.
The recognition ceremony will begin at
6:30 p.m.
For further information, contact
Justine Weaver at 413-535-1022.
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– 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. –
March 4, 2015 •
Warm
reunion . . .
Events
• Tuesday, March 10 – Evening Activities
begin! 5 p.m. – Evening Movie: “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duval (rated R.
141 minutes).
• Wednesday, March 11, at 10 a.m. – Friends
Meeting. Help us plan for our future events and
activities. Find out what you can do to help. New
members are always welcome.
• Friday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. – Popcorn
Day. Join us in the Lounge to sample some crazy
and tasty popcorn recipes. 1:30 p.m. – Book Club
Meeting. Our book for March is “Dear Daughter”
by Elizabeth Little.
Monday, March 9
Ham & Broccoli Casserole
Tuesday, March 10
Turkey Waldorf Salad & Soup
Wednesday, March 11
Shepherd’s Pie
Thursday, March 12
Chicken Patty Sandwich
Friday, March 13
Tuna Melt & Tomato Soup
For more information or to make a reservation,
contact the Ludlow Senior Center at 413-583-3564.
Register • Page 7
WHERE WE ARE READ
Ludlow
Senior
Center
Weekly lunch menu
The
Turley Publications submitted photo
Leaving the New
England winter wonderland behind for
sunny Florida, Ludlow
resident Alice TrettMannix (center) met in
Okeechobee, Fla., with
former classmates,
Maryann ForcellaBrick, of Hobe Sound,
Fla., and Linda WillDoll, of Seabring, Fla.,
where they reminisced
about their high school
days and discussed the
upcoming Ludlow High
School Class of 1965
50-year reunion.
Frequent
Flyers . . .
(L-R) Jimmy Kiniry, of
Three Rivers, and
LynnAnn Wilczynski, of
Ludlow, take The
Register along with
them to a Philadelphia
Flyers home game, celebrating Kiniry’s 60th
birthday this past
December.
Turley Publications
submitted photo
Boys & Girls Club
seeks items, sponsors
for annual auction
LUDLOW – The 24th Annual Benefit Auction
for the Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys
& Girls Club will be held Saturday, April 18,
beginning at 6 p.m., at the Ludlow Country Club.
This year’s auction event theme is “Mardi Gras,
Let the Good Times Roll!” The Annual Auction
Lead Sponsor again this year is Pioneer Valley
Financial Group, LLC.
Raising over $52,000 from last year’s auction,
the club is anticipating that it will raise more
f u n d s f r o m t h e a u c t i o n a g a i n t h i s y e a r.
Celebrating with the Mardi Gras’ traditional
colors of purple, green and gold, this year ’s
guests will enjoy a festive and fun-filled
evening providing auction bidding hopefuls
with an array of opportunities to bid on and
win numerous Silent, Live and Premium Board
items. There is also a fun interactive “Heads or
Tails” game for guests to participate, allowing
them to take their chances at winning a $250
Lottery Basket. Auction guests will also enjoy
a delicious dinner with dessert, followed by
Celebrity Auctioneer John O’Brien from Rock
102 conducting the Live Auction portion of the
evening. All items being auctioned off during
the auction are donated by local businesses and
individuals.
The club is currently asking for donations for
the auction. As a business or an individual donor,
you can help by becoming a sponsor, donating an
item, supplying a program ad and, of course, by
attending the auction. Organizers are most appreciative of gift certificates for your products and
services. Items that guests are always excited to
bid on include sporting events, concerts and get-aways.
Auction items already received include a oneweek stay at the Oyster Bay Resort in St. Maarten
for two for the 2016 season, donated by Karen
Sheehan, Ludlow Heating & Cooling, Inc. This
wonderful package, along with our many other
generously donated auction items, will certainly
be a draw for our auction bidders in attendance,
so don’t miss out!
For inf o r m a t i o n a b o u t p u r c h a s i n g t i c k e t s ,
becoming a sponsor, donating an item or supplying an ad, please call Barbara Fontaine at 413583-2072 or visit www.ludlowbgc.org Tickets
are $50 per person and are now on sale at the
Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys &
Girls.
PEOPLE/
MILESTONE NEWS
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our readers, we will print all
births, weddings, engagements, milestone anniversaries, major birthdays,
military
achievements,
honors and awards. We
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ERRORS:
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in an advertisement to a greater
extent than the
cost of the space
occupied by the
item in the advertisement.
CLUES ACROSS
1. Printing speed measurement
4. Fed
7. A domed or vaulted
recess
11. Macaws
12. Neck garment
14. A billionth of an ohm
15. Local area network
16. Cleve. basketball hero
18. Wounded & disfigured
20. Civil Rights group
21. Master of ceremonies
22. Smallest artery
branches
26. Ref
27. Exist
28. Diagram of earth’s
surface
29. SE Asian sarsaparilla
soft drink
31. Fire remains
35. 3rd tone
36. Before
37. It breaks down lactose
3. Fingernail treatment
4. Breezed through
5. Check
6. Stray
7. Ancient computing
devices
8. Something cheerleaders
wave
9. The woman
10. Ambulance rescue
initials
12. In a drowsy manner
13. A set of type of one
style
14. Not completely closed
17. No (Scottish)
19. Microelectromechanical system
22. Having the wind
against the forward
side
23. Reestablish
24. Khloe K’s former
CLUES DOWN
husband
1. Swedish statesman Olaf
25.Verse forms
2. Baltic flat-bottomed
29. Places to sit
boat (alt. sp.)
39. A waterproof raincoat
40. Atomic #18
41. NW Canadian territory
42. Hindquarters
44. Follows sigma
46. Rural delivery
47. Point that is one point
N of due E
48. Excels
53. Berkus and Silver
56. Famous for fables
57. Philippine capital
58. Meg Ryan’s exhusband
62. Doleful
63. Arugula genus
64. Nursery verse
65. The 7th Greek letter
66. Container for shipping
67. Charge for services
68. Immature onion plant
Answers on page 18
30. Chilean pianist
Claudio
32. Rounds of poker
33. Spanish be
34. Sing and play for
somebody
38. Chemical symbol for
gold
39. Praying insects
43. Israeli politician Abba
45. 7th planet from the sun
49. Br. plural of a penny
50. Largest continent
51. Distress signal
52. Senate and People of
Rome
54. Fill with high spirits
55. Egyptian statesman
Anwar
57. Non-verbal entertainer
58. 12th calendar month
(abbr.)
59. A major division of
geological time
60. Ultrahigh frequency
61. Yes vote
Page 8 •
The
Register •March 4, 2015
Viewpoints
Long story
short
By Paula Killough
Congratulations to Jen Fafard!
The Register congratulates Jennifer Fafard
for being named the Ludlow CARES
Coalition “Citizen of the Year.” Although she
is quick to share the credit, Ms. Fafard
brought “Red Ribbon Week” activities to
Ludlow. When the Ludlow CARES Coalition
was just starting to define itself and its goals,
Ms. Fafard was there and suggested “Red
Ribbon Week.” We, at The Register, have
covered “Red Ribbon Week” activities in
Ludlow since they began, and we have
always been impressed with the excitement
we see coming from kids and volunteers
alike. I wholeheartedly agree with CARES
members – Jen Fafard is a great pick for the
Ludlow CARES Coalition “Citizen of the
Year” award!
More on Ludlow CARES
Ludlow CARES Coalition members are
busy preparing their Spring Forum, when
they will present to an adult only audience
Jon Mattleman’s “The Secret Life of the
Massachusetts Teen” on Monday, March 30.
According to an announcement from the
CARES Coalition, “‘The Secret Life of a
Massachusetts Teen’ is a high-energy presentation for large groups that actively focuses
on what teens are really thinking, what they
fear, why they do not share their fears, and
how adults can more effectively support
them.”
We will be writing more about this year’s
Spring Forum in the coming weeks. I have
had the opportunity to interview Mr.
Mattleman and – Wow! What energy! He is a
great conversationalist who punctuates his
insights about serious issues related to teens
and parenting with great humor. If you are the
parent of a teen, you won’t want to miss this
year’s CARES Forum – mark your calendars!
Some good news about
Massachusetts teens
According to WalletHub, a finance and
social network, Massachusetts scored well in
its in-depth analysis of the “Best & Worst
States at Controlling Bullying.” The report
analyzed 42 states and the District of
Columbia and found Massachusetts had the
lowest percentage of high school students
who were involved in a physical fight at
school; the lowest percentage of high school
students who missed school because they felt
unsafe at school; the lowest percentage of
high school students who attempted suicide,
and Massachusetts ranked third, just behind
the District of Columbia and Florida, in the
lowest percentage of high schools students
who reported being bullied on school property. Massachusetts ranked in the ninth percentile of high school students who were bullied online. The average rank in percentile is
21.
To see more details of the report, go to
http://wallethub.com/edu/best-worst-states-atcontrolling-bullying/9920/.
Study reveals that Massachusetts
drivers are hypocrites
According to the AAA Foundation for
Traffic Safety Culture Index, Massachusetts
drivers have a “do as I say not as I do” attitude when it comes to driving.
The study’s findings reveal the following
about Massachusetts drivers:
• “83 percent find it unacceptable to drive
10 miles per hour over the speed limit on a
residential street, yet 67 percent admitted to
having done it during the prior 30 days;
• 91 percent say it’s unacceptable to drive
through a light that just turned red, when they
could have stopped safely – 45 percent say
they did it anyway.
• 60 percent (hand held) and 31 percent
(hands free) say it’s unacceptable to talk on
a cell phone while driving. During the
prior 30 days, 78 percent admitted to doing
so.
• Almost everyone (98 percent) calls it
unacceptable to drive when so sleepy you
have trouble keeping your eyes open. Almost
three of ten (29 percent), however, say they
did so.
• Texting – It’s wrong, said 97 percent of
the 350 Massachusetts drivers surveyed, to
type text messages or email while driving, but
28 percent (who admit to texting during the
previous 30 days) must not have gotten the
memo.”
On a more positive note, the study
revealed that 97 percent of respondents
said it’s unacceptable to drive when they
think they may have had too much to
drink, and only three percent admit to
doing it.
Letters to the Editor
Angels do live in Ludlow
I would like to tell you about my angel.
Yes, I have an angel – a snow angel, a walking, talking Irish snow angel who came into
my life about two years ago.
I moved to Ludlow in 1970, a single parent
with a young family, and found my little bit of
heaven – the best place on earth to live and
bring up my boys. I was the last house on a
dead-end street of 10 residences and was excited to know that I even had my own hydrant on
the front corner of my property. Hopefully, I
would never need to use it, but I was (for the
most part) faithful in performing the responsible property owner’s duty of keeping it clear of
snow after each storm. This is not an easy task,
as it is located on the tree belt portion of my
property, and the town trucks (or subcontractors) are not careful about what they cover up,
as they pass with their plows.
Time advances. The boys are grown and
gone, and my aging body deteriorates with
the usual “senior” issues. I admit that I love to
shovel snow, but my body disagrees, and I
have been forced to hire someone to plow the
driveway and around the mailbox (no hand
shoveling). Oftentimes, I am unable to shovel
the hydrant and my front walks. I ask my
friends if they know of any young people in
town who would like to earn some money
helping me, but I have had no luck so far, so I
have decided that I will do what my body
allows me to do, and whatever doesn’t get
done will surely be taken care of when spring
arrives.
Last year, after employing some very stringent discipline, I ventured outside with the
intent of clearing the snow from the hydrant,
and – it was all done! I didn’t know who to
thank for this benevolent act, but whoever it
was, I wanted them to know how thankful I
was. The next snowfall – same thing. By the
time I was properly medicated and dressed to
go outside to do the task, again, it was all
done. And this act of kindness continued. I
was convinced that I had an angel.
Forward to last summer when I finally
introduced myself to the newly retired couple
who had moved up the street a year earlier.
During one of our neighborly chats, I happened to mention to them that I have an angel
who shows up after each snowfall and shovels the hydrant. I saw them grin. Then an
“impish” smile followed, and they then disclosed the he, in fact, was my angel. Wow! I
certainly let them know how appreciative I
was, but felt guilty that he had assumed ownership of a task that I felt was my responsibility. But, for now, he continues to shovel the
hydrant for me; I continue to feel guilty.
Thank you, Gary. I will be forever grateful
for your kindness.
Someone recently told me that the care of
a “neighborhood” hydrant should be shared
by everyone on the street, as it is used to service everyone’s property in case of emergency.
Now I ask myself: What will I ever do if my
angel suffers an illness or injury and will not
be able to shovel “my” hydrant? I would hate
to think that tragic consequences similar to
the recent tragedy in Palmer could occur to
anyone or their property in any Ludlow
neighborhood.
Judy Watts
Ludlow
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March 4, 2015 •
Guest Column
When recipes
warm our soul
By Joan E. B.
Coombs
During this season of wintry chill, the
thoughts of having a hearty, homemade
recipe stirs up warm memories.
No mincing words – this recent
weather’s been brutal to the core, chunking our words out like ice cubes. The
drain of the below freezing temperatures
and the grind of snow blowers churning
down sidewalks, and snowplows rumbling down streets, has taken life down
to a dull, hum-drum beat.
So today I opened a legacy-on-loan,
vintage, dark green tin box. Its dinghinged lid evidenced its era and its use.
Inside were yellowed, hand-written,
three- by five-inch recipe cards with
scribbled lists of ingredients and directions for meals, snacks and desserts that
combined tales of favorite times and
time-faded food column clips. Tucked
away in back, waiting to be filed, was a
small, post-war 1944 torn newspaper
piece that yielded a recipe for a “Prize
Fudge Cake and Frosting.”
Yesteryear ’s apron-clad kitchen
cooks, like so many of us today, hurriedly put recipes and clippings away in the
back of the recipe box to file, under the
right heading, later, on another day.
Another week? Another year? Or discovered decades later?
Did grandparents ever think that an
obscure, shelved cupboard item would
be skimmed over and not savored? Or
that handed down to a second and third
generation, would become a treasured
keepsake? Or did they ever imagine that
a handwritten comment wouldn’t be ren-
BAIRD TRIP
from Page 1
years of experience, which has schools
and offices in more than 50 countries.
In London, students will visit the
Tower of London and St. Paul’s
Cathedral, witness the changing of the
guard at Buckingham Palace and attend
a theater performance. They’ll also take
a Thames River cruise to Greenwich to
visit the Royal Observatory. Baboval has
capped the trip at 18 students.
“Within three days of having the parent (information) meeting, all 18 spots
were filled,” she said.
Security and cost were chief among
committee members’ concerns.
“London is just like New York City,”
School Committee member James
“Chip” Harrington said.
Katie Spencer, an EF tour consultant,
said the organization follows the guidelines of the U.S. State Department in
terms of travel alerts or travel warnings.
“We’re constantly monitoring (situations) around the world,” she said. “It’s
the nature of the game. We’re sending
students abroad, so safety is our number
one priority.”
Spencer said a culturally-connected
and bilingual (when appropriate) tour
director is with the group 24/7 to handle
on-tour logistics and provide around-theclock support.
“Students always have that point of
reference,” she said.
School Committee member Jacob
Oliveira said other school districts are
approving and sponsoring these types of
trips.
“I wouldn’t want to limit our students
that opportunity,” he said.
Speaking as a parent, Harrington said
he would not allow his children to participate in this international trip; speaking as a member of the School
Committee, he said he didn’t want to
“micro-manage” what Baboval was trying to accomplish.
dered as priceless?
Did their favorite stews simmer on a
cast iron stove’s back burner, heated by
kindling wood? Did cake layers bake in
an oven fired by an oil burner? Did little
fingers lick the fudge frosting out of
bowls while the sides of an attentive
apron gently whisked away brown
smudges from hands and cheeks?
There were times when newspaper
columnists shared recipes and household
hints, as magazines do now. However,
with a computer, recipe searching can be
reduced to seconds. Using the World
Wide Web’s Internet, a recipe can be
researched, found and printed in minutes.
Thumbing through the well-worn
pages of my first cookbook “Cooking
for Two,” I see splattered pages. One
recipe dredged up not-so-funny memories. Despite my earnest efforts, when
establishing a modest weekly menu, I
seared more than the liver ‘n’ onions that
I fried EVERY Monday night, that is,
until I learned that it WAS NOT one of
husband’s favorite meals!
My daughter can peel apples, make
dough, rolling-pin crust perfectly, and
bake pies better than I! My daughter-inlove can bake and decorate cupcakes and
cakes that could dazzle any bakery
shop’s dessert shelf. (Thankfully, they
are living proof that somehow several
family folk have survived my culinary
capers.)
Let’s relax. Then recall, and revitalize
our best cooking and baking experiences! Perhaps the memories we’ll cherish are the times when recipes warm our
soul.
Comments welcomed. Email Joan at
[email protected]
“This (approval) process is in place
for a reason,” Harrington said.
Heather Manchester, a parent of a
current sixth-grader who is scheduled to
go on the trip next spring, said she does
a lot of international traveling and has
been to London three times in the past
two months.
“I don’t feel unsafe about sending my
daughter there,” Manchester said. “It’s
probably the most enriching education
she will experience.”
School Committee Chairman Michael
Kelliher said he is not in favor of middle
school students traveling internationally,
adding that he’d like to see student trips
arise organically out of the curriculum.
“I do believe we have students at
Baird who are ready for this level of
travel; they can handle it,” Baboval said.
The cost of the trip is $2,785 per person, which includes a $200 enrollment
discount offered by EF.
Oliveira said the nearly $3,000 bill is
“a lot for a lot of families to handle.”
The balance can be paid in monthly
installments through EF’s automated
payment plan.
“Ninety percent of the families chose
the monthly payment option,” Baboval
said.
Baboval said she intends to hold
another pashmina scarf fundraiser this
fall. The previous one, held back in
2013, netted almost $5,000 and resulted
in a cost-savings of almost $300 for
families whose children were traveling
to Quebec the following spring.
“We sold the scarves for $10 apiece,
and many teachers, parents and students
purchased them as (Christmas) gifts,”
she said. “They come in a variety of colors and patterns, and we also included
infinity scarves, which were really popular with the middle school kids.”
A motion by Oliveira to approve the
London trip was approved in a 4-2 vote,
with Kelliher and School Committee
Vice Chairman Patricia Gregoire
opposed.
REYCLE • RECYCLE • RECYCLE
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What IS IT?
Mystery photos
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Ambassador” logo on Ludlow
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Ethan
Provost’s shirt (at right)
are Charlotte Moreau,
Matthew Tibbitts, Jane
Siuda, Msgr. Homer
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LIBRARY
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Secretary Kristin Santos, Treasurer Chris
Casagrande and members MaryBeth
Silva, Sharon Covington DaSilva, and
Christi Mills.
“I am so excited about the rebirth of
the Friends,” said Children's/Youth
Services Head Librarian July Siebecker.
“I think the torch has been passed to a
core group who are creative and caring.
I hope more people will jump in when
they learn how important the group is to
the Children’s Department and the
library overall.”
Friends of the Library members are
looking for assistance with planning and
hosting upcoming events, such as the
annual Easter Egg Hunt and the children's “Summer Reading Program.”
Upcoming adult programs include
“Quabbin’s Railroad: The Rabbit,” presented by historical author J.R. Greene;
“Taste Portugal,” hosted by cookbook
author and chef Maria Dias, and a book
signing by Ludlow author Shawn
Thomas, who will host a reading and
signing of his third book “Nikkis,” a
story about a young child with autism.
The group is working on a major
fundraiser – the “Family Miniature Golf
Outing,” which will be held inside the
library on all three levels. Both adults
and children are invited to attend. The
outing will conclude the Children’s
“Screen-Free” week and kick-off the
library’s 125th anniversary celebration.
“I was excited to learn the Friends
will be hosting a golf tournament,” said
Siebecker. “It sounds like it is going to
be a blast.”
According to Siebecker, the “Summer
Reading Program” is one of the biggest
and most successful reading programs
throughout Western Mass. The program
is almost entirely funded by the Friends.
Siebecker added that she is very grateful
to the Friends for all they do, especially
for the summer program, as she believes
it would not be possible without the
monies raised by the group.
Casagrande said she joined the
Friends to “give back.”
“I utilize the library quite often. As a
fifth grade teacher, I’m always relying
on the inter-library loan program to supplement the books in my school/classroom library,” she said. “If I need
enrichment choices or additional
resources for a particular teaching unit,
my go-to is always the library. It is too
expensive to keep buying books, DVDs,
resources, etc., on every unit. Plus, I do
not have the storage space, so when transitioning to a new unit, I return the old
and take out the new.”
New member MaryBeth Silva, of
Ludlow, said she became a member of
the group upon learning that the Friends
was in need of new members. Silva
added that she, too, wanted to give back
to the library, as her son Isaac Molter,
15, a volunteer at the library, has used
the library most of his life.
“I hope we are able to recruit new
members. The more, the merrier,” said
Silva. “With more members, we could
not only accomplish more, but the workload would be divided amongst more
members, thereby lightening the load for
us. More members equate to less burnout. Our main goal is to get back on
track and then do what we do best –
raise money for the great programs and
special events held at our special
library.”
For more information, visit the
library’s website at www.hubbardlibrary.org, stop by or give them a call at
41-583-3408. To learn more about
becoming a Friends of the Library member, visit their Facebook page by entering “Friends of the Library” in the
search box.
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Carnival folks . . .
Lisa Doiron and Donna Andre manage the “Horse Race” during the Senior Center’s “Seniors
Only Carnival” held Tuesday, Feb. 24. The “Horse Race” was one of the many carnival games
enjoyed by seniors who were provided with 10 free tickets!
Vantage Sports Office and
Advertising Manager Anna
Mineo and therapist
Dmitry Voloshinov man the
Vantage Sports booth,
which provided seniors
with information about
rehab and therapy. They
also hosted a raffle and
provided t-shirts to passersby. The Friends of the
Ludlow Senior Center
thank Vantage Sports &
Rehab, LLC, for sponsoring
the carnival.
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FAFARD
from Page 1
communicate to children and teens in
town and how to take an active role in
town-wide discussions. It was then that
Fafard introduced CARES members to
Red Ribbon Week. Begun by former First
Lady Nancy Reagan, Red Ribbon Week
has been observed in communities across
the United States since the late 1980s,
Rooney said.
CARES Coalition members were initially unsure about Red Ribbon Week.
“It was different, it was new, and it
required a lot of collaboration and talking
about things that people might not want
to talk about,” Rooney recalled.
Rooney said that with Fafard’s help
and guidance, Red Ribbon Week planning took off, and coordination began
with Ludlow schools, business owners,
the Police Department, and the Michael
J. Dias Foundation, which helped to
launch the first Red Ribbon Week in
Ludlow in 2012.
“Jen gave us a roadmap to start with,
and she gave us something that we could
continue,” said Rooney. “She heads it up
every year. We divide it out in terms of
speakers, but she heads up the observation of Red Ribbon Week in schools and
at the Boys & Girls Club.”
Rooney noted that in October 2014,
Red Ribbon Week activities expanded to
include the Ludlow Senior Center.
Of the selection of Fafard to receive
the Coalition’s “Citizen of the Year
Award,” Rooney said, “We are privileged
to have Jen as part of the CARES team,
and we are grateful for her courage to
step out and bring the message of Red
Ribbon Week to Ludlow.”
Of her selection as “Citizen of the
Year,” Fafard said, “It’s really nice. I was
shocked when they nominated me. I was
really honored.”
Fafard was quick to give credit to others.
“I thought everybody should get the
recognition because it’s taken the whole
Coalition to make it the success it has
become, and not just the Coalition but the
whole town. Everyone has been really
accepting of it.”
Fafard said she learned about Red
Ribbon Week as a member of the Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA), in
Springfield, where she works as an intel-
Ludlow CARES Spring Forum
The Ludlow CARES Coalition will
host guest speaker Jon Mattleman,
who will present “The Secret Life of
the Massachusetts Teen,” during the
Ludlow CARES fourth annual Spring
Forum, set for Monday, March 30,
beginning at 7 p.m., in the Ludlow
High School Auditorium. This high
energy presentation, for adults only
and provided free of charge, will
focus on “what teens are really
thinking, what they fear, why they do
not share their fears, and how adults
can more effectively support
them…and will cover areas such as
acting out behaviors, drug and alcohol use, depression, suicide, and
more.”
ligence analyst. The DEA has sponsored
the national program since its inception.
Held in October, Red Ribbon Week began
in memory of Enrique “Kiki” Camarena,
an undercover DEA special agent, who
was killed by drug traffickers. The program has expanded to encourage children
and teens to remain drug and alcohol free
and to encourage healthy behaviors,
Fafard said.
“It’s about making good choices,” she
said.
Fafard, along with special agents, task
force officers and the investigative assistant in the Springfield Office, all participate in Red Ribbon Week activities at the
schools. While Red Ribbon Week activities take place at Veterans Park, Paul R.
Baird Middle School and Ludlow High
School, Fafard said she hopes to expand
the program and tailor the message to
younger students at East Street and
Chapin Street schools.
In addition to beginning Red Ribbon
Week in Ludlow, Fafard was instrumental
in collaborating with the Ludlow Police
Department to schedule “Prescription
Drug Take Back” days.
“She has been a big help to the Police
Department in addressing the issue of the
Drug Take Back Program,” said Ludlow
Police Chief Paul Madera. “She
approached us at the beginning and facilitated our participation over the last several years.”
Ludlow police participated in a total
Lisa Salamon gets her fortune read by “Fortune Teller”
Outreach Coordinator Debbie Johnson. In addition to the
“Fortune Teller” booth, the Senior Center’s “Seniors Only
Carnival” included the “Kissing Booth,” which asked seniors
to guess the number of candy kisses in a jar, and a “Good
News Jar” booth, which asked seniors to write about something good that happened to them on colored strips of
paper. The “Good News Jar” will be available throughout
the year, and the colored paper will be used to decorate the
Senior Center for its annual New Year’s party.
Grace Union Church opens thrift shop
WILBRAHAM – Grace Union Church will celebrate the
grand opening of its new Friendly Corner Thrift Shop this
Friday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m.
The Friendly Corner Thrift Shop is located in the basement of Grace Union Church, at the corner of Maple Street
and 10 Chapel St., Wilbraham.
The shop will be open every Friday and Saturday from
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout the year, and during all
Grace Union Church dinners.
of seven “Drug Take Back” days, collecting a total of 1,188 pounds of unwanted
or expired prescription drugs that were
handed over to members of the Drug
Enforcement Agency (DEA) and safely
disposed of at Covanta on Bondi’s Island.
“She brought the program to us… and
created a mindset that this is something
that is beneficial to the community,” said
Madera. “
Now, Ludlow Police, in conjunction
with CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership
for Drug-Free Kids, has a “Drug
Collection Unit” located in the Police
Department lobby. Residents can dispose
of their unneeded and/or expired medication right into the collection unit anytime,
day or night, seven days a week.
“Her participation and support contributed to having a very important service being provided with the catalyst that
the DEA started. She was definitely a
lynchpin,” Madera said. “Now we have
a permanent process in place. She
deserves a lot of recognition for that.”
Again, Fafard is quick to share credit
with her fellow agents at the DEA. She
commends Ludlow residents for taking
part in the Drug Take Back program.
“Ludlow is probably one of the towns
that turned in the most (prescription
drugs),” she said, adding that although
the program has ended, she is happy to
find that the Ludlow Police Department
is continuing to collect unwanted or
expired prescription drugs with the collection unit.
“To have that right in the lobby of
the P.D. and continue that was the goal
of Take Back all along,” she said.
“Having it sponsored by the DEA was
to get the ball rolling, but getting the
PD and pharmacies to have the collection box and take the DEA out of it was
the goal.”
CARES Coalition member Maxine
Mazur lauded Fafard as “Citizen of the
Year,” following her husband, Edward
Mazur, who was named the Coalition’s
first “Citizen of the Year” shortly before
his death in March 2014.
“I actually think Jen should have led
the way, and Ed would feel the same
way,” she said.
Mazur said that while many initial
members of the CARES Coalition knew
each other well, “Jen was new to our
group, and she had this wonderful idea
for Red Ribbon Week,” she said.
“Her ideas have given CARES the
legs it needs to really get where we are
today and make a positive impact on our
community,” Mazur continued. “We were
a fledgling beginning group; she brought
Red Ribbon Week to us and a campaign
against substance abuse to us, and it really did give us our legs. She just took the
ball and ran with us, and the rest of us
were following in her wake. She is very
deserving of this award.”
Many CARES Coalition members
echoed Mazur’s sentiments, including
Diana Roy and Kevin Crowley.
“Ludlow CARES has attracted a
diverse and talented group of residents –
educators, physicians, nurses, business
owners, law enforcement, clergy, etc. Jen
Fafard brings experience and expertise
from her work at the Drug Enforcement
Administration (DEA) to our mission at
Ludlow CARES, and it is that connection
that inspired Ludlow’s involvement in
Red Ribbon Week,” said Roy. “Without
Jen’s passion for keeping students safe
from drug abuse and her leadership in
Red Ribbon Week activities, it would not
have been the large-scale success it has
been. Jennifer Fafard is truly deserving of
the CARES ‘Citizen of the Year’ award.”
“Jen has been very passionate about
Ludlow CARES from the beginning,”
said Crowley. “Jen was the driving force
behind Red Ribbon Week, and she
brought to us a model and resources that
have made a positive impact in our town.
I am very thankful of Jen’s commitment
and leadership with Ludlow CARES.”
Of all the accolades, Fafard is humbled.
“I would like to emphasize that I just
brought an idea to the Coalition, but it
really does ‘take a village,’ and everyone
has responded to Red Ribbon Week,
more than I could ever imagine…especially the kids – they are getting the message, and they are remembering it every
year.”
Rooney said that while the “Citizen of
the Year” distinction is reserved so far to
Ludlow CARES Coalition members
“who are making significant contributions to the Ludlow community through
the Coalition,” at some point going forward, Coalition members may decide to
open the award up to non-Coalition
members.
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A Look Back at 2014
Ludlow High School freshman Dominic Coelho completes the full hour of the
fourth annual U.S. Marine
Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges
Fitness Challenge, and is
pictured here competing in
the final pull up challenge.
This year’s challenge is set
for Thursday, March 12,
beginning at 3 p.m., at the
Ludlow High School gym.
Tickets cost $2 each and are
available at the door.
Proceeds benefit the Sgt.
Desforges Scholarship Fund.
Turley Publications file photo
FITNESS CHALLENGE
from Page 1
JOSHUA D. DESFORGES FITNESS
CHALLENGE – STRENGTH AND
HONOR.” The back of the t-shirt includes a
photo of Desforges and reads “2015 IN
MEMORIAM, Sgt. Josh Desforges May
20, 1986-May 12, 2010; The legacy of
heroes is the memory of a great name and
the inheritance of a great example.”
Fitness Challenge t-shirts are also
available for purchase in the front offices
of all Ludlow Public Schools and the
School Department building on Chestnut
Street, and Randall’s Farm, Our Town
Variety, Joy’s Restaurant and Pop ‘n’
Cork, all in Ludlow.
For those who can’t make it to this
year’s Fitness Challenge but would like to
make a donation to the Sgt. Joshua
Desforges Scholarship Fund, make checks
payable to the Desforges Scholarship Fund
and mail to Desforges’ family at 77 West
St., Ludlow, MA, 01056. Checks can also
be mailed to Ludlow High School, 500
Chapin St., Ludlow, MA, 01056.
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People
Fiorentinos
welcome
daughter
LUDLOW – Christine and John
Peter Fiorentino, II, of Ludlow,
announce the birth of their daughter,
Faith-Marie Elizabeth Fiorentino,
born Dec. 22, 2014, at Mercy
Hospital, weighing 9 pounds, 2
ounces and measuring 21 inches long.
Faith-Marie was welcomed home
by her older brother, five-year-old
David John Bish-Fiorentino.
Maternal grandparents are Cynthia
Bish, of Ludlow, and Mark Bish, of
Penn.
Paternal grandparents are Kathleen
Hansen, of Westfield, and John S.
Fiorentino, of Springfield.
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Hotaling named to dean’s
list at Elmira College
ELMIRA, N.Y. – Stefanie Hotaling, of Ludlow, has
been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2014 academic term at Elmira College.
Hotaling is a member of the Elmira College Class
of 2016.
Full-time students who achieve a grade point average of 3.600 or higher at the end of any Term I or Term
II are placed on the dean’s list.
Assad named to
president’s list at
Goodwin College
EAST HARTFORD, CONN. – Indian Orchard resident Jisselle Assad has achieved a perfect 4.0 grade
point average at Goodwin College for the Fall 2014
session, earning a spot on the college’s elite President’s
List.
The list is the highest academic honor roll at
Goodwin College, a nonprofit school that believes that
all students are capable of great success academically,
professionally, and in their personal lives. Students like
Assad exemplify the rigorous work ethic and commitment to education it takes to succeed in higher education.
To qualify for the president’s list, a student must be
enrolled in at least six credits at Goodwin College and
earn perfect marks in all classes.
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Emerson College
BOSTON – Lindsay Paradis, of Ludlow, has been
named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2014 semester at
Emerson College.
Paradis is majoring in writing, literature and publishing.
To be named to the dean’s list, a student must earn a
grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Caraker named to dean’s
list at Marist College
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Caroline Caraker, of
Ludlow, has been named to the dean’s list for the Fall
2014 semester at Marist College.
Caraker is a member of the Class of 2015 and is
majoring in fashion merchandising.
Ludlow residents named
to dean’s list at Franklin
Pierce University
RINDGE, N.H. – K a y c e e D . P e r e i r a a n d
Gregory P. Cormier, both of Ludlow, have been
recognized for academic achievement for the
Fall 2014 semester at Franklin Pierce
University.
Pereira, a junior majoring in psychology and education, was named to the dean’s honors list by maintaining a grade term point average of at least 3.85 on a
scale of four.
Cormier, a junior majoring in mass communication, was named to the dean’s list by maintaining a
grade term point average of at least 3.5 on a scale
of four.
Holdsworth named to dean’s
list at Goodwin College
EAST HARTFORD, CONN. – Alexis Holdsworth,
of Ludlow, has been named to the dean’s list for the
Fall semester at Goodwin College.
Santos-Dempsey
named to dean’s list
at Sacred Heart
University
FAIRFIELD, CONN. – Shauna
Santos-Dempsey, of Ludlow, has
been named to the dean’s list at
Sacred Heart University for the
Fall 2014 semester, a sign of her
dedication and hard work.
Santos-Dempsey is the daughter
of Chris Dempsey and Deborah
Santos-Dempsey, of Ludlow.
Benoit named to dean’s
list at Merrimack College
NORTH ANDOVER – Ryan Benoit, of Ludlow, has
been named to the dean’s list for the Fall 2014 semester at Merrimack College.
To achieve dean’s list status, a student must earn a
3.25 GPA or higher based on a 4.0 grading system.
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Schools
HCHS announces
scholarship
applications
CHICOPEE – Holyoke Catholic High School is
pleased to announce that six full four-year scholarships will be available to entering freshman this
September.
Three Peter & Georgette Hannoush Scholarships
are available as well as three Board of Trustee
Scholarships. These four-year scholarships will be
available for six incoming ninth grade students
based on grades, character, references and income
eligibility.
The Holyoke Catholic High School entrance application and scholarship application can be found at
http://www.holyokecatholichigh.org.
The application deadline for these scholarships is
Wednesday, April 1.
For more information about the Admissions
process, contact Admissions Director Ann Rivers at
413-331-2480, ext. 1132.
Steigmeyer named to
honor roll at CHS
SPRINGFIELD – Zachary Steigmeyer, of Ludlow,
has been named to the honor roll at Cathedral High
School for the second quarter marking period.
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SPORTS
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Lady Orioles stop Ludlow in quarters
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
LUDLOW - Every high
school basketball player in
Western Massachusetts dreams
about playing a game at the historic Curry Hicks Cage located
on the UMass-Amherst campus
during his or her varsity career.
Belchertown senior guard
Tea’ Spellacy has had that
dream since becoming a member of the girls varsity basketball team as a freshman.
The fifth-seeded Lady
Orioles, who came up one game
short of reaching their goal during the past three years, finally
got the job done with a 52-35
victory against fourth-seeded
Ludlow in a Western Mass.
Division 2 quarterfinal game
played before a large crowd at
Mullins Gymnasium last Friday
night.
“After losing three straight
quarterfinals, to get to the Cage
in my senior year is just incredible,” said Spellacy, who will
finish her outstanding high
school career as the Lady
Orioles all-time leading scorer.
“The seniors came out with a
ton of intensity and we knew
that we had to win this game
tonight. This is the most important win of my high school
career.”
Turley Publications photos by Susan Swift
Ludlow’s Alyssa Guyon (23) drives around
Belchertown’s Kayla Henry (10).
The Lady Orioles (13-8),
who did make three straight
appearances at the Cage from
2009-2011, were scheduled to
face top-seeded and defending
Western Mass Division 2 champion Longmeadow in the semi-
Top players shine in
quarterfinal battle
By Tim Peterson
Turley Publications
Sports Correspondent
Turley Publications photo by Susan Swift
Last Friday night, the spotlight was shining brightly on
the Mullins Gymnsium basketball court, which is located
inside Ludlow High School.
The Western Mass. Division
2 girls quarterfinal basketball
game between the Lady
Orioles and the Lady Lions
featured two of the best players
in Western Mass.
While Ludlow senior forward Alyssa Guyon scored a
game-high
26
points,
Belchertown senior guard Tea’
Spellacy, who finished the
game with a team-high 19
points, celebrated a 52-35 victory with her teammates.
The Lady Orioles prize for
winning the quarterfinal contest is a trip to the Division 2
semifinals, which is held at the
historic Curry Hicks Cage
located on the UMass-Amherst
campus. It’s a place where
none of the current Lady
Orioles varsity players have
ever played a game before.
Belchertown was scheduled
to face top-seeded and defending Western Mass Division 2
Belchertown’s Teá Spellacy
(23) tries to get past
Ludlow’s Alyssa Guyon (23).
Please see TOP PLAYERS,
Page 16
LUDLOW - Belchertown
and Ludlow high schools,
which are located about 10
miles apart, are known for having the best girls and boys soccer programs in Western
Massachusetts almost every
year.
Ludlow’s Alyssa Guyon (23) looks for a
teammate to pass the ball to.
finals at 4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday. The winner of that
contest will face either secondseeded Pittsfield or sixth-seeded
Quabbin in the championship
game back at the Cage at 5:45
p.m. on Saturday.
Ludlow’s Anastacia Papuga (10)
dribbles past Belchertown’s Ashley
Cavanaugh (22).
“The coaching staff has been
to the Cage several times in the
past, but this group of players
has never been there,” said
Belchertown head coach Jason
Woodcock. “It took a total team
effort to win this game and it
Takes the shot
was a lot of fun tonight.”
Spellacy, who excels at all
three varsity sports that she
plays, led the way for the Lady
Please see LUDLOW GIRLS,
Page 16
Santos Award winner
Turley Publications submitted photo
LUDLOW - Alyssa Fugiel, of Easthampton, (middle)
was named the recipient of the Stephanie Santos
Memorial Scholarship Award at the Lusitano
Alumni and Friends awards banquet on Saturday,
Feb. 21.Fugiel was presented the award by Carol
Gebo (left) and John Santos (right).
Turley Publications photo by David Henry
sweetdogphotos.com
SPRINGFIELD - Cathedral’s
Brian Callahan, of Ludlow,
spots up to shoot a 3-pointer
in the Panthers loss to
Chicopee Comp in the
Western
Massachusetts
Division 1 Tournament first
round game at Central on
Monday, Feb. 23.
Project leader lists 2014 black bear
harvest numbers
Bear Project Leader
Laura Conlee reports that a
record 240 bears were harvested during the split fall
season, 203 in September
and 37 in November. In
total, 132 males and 107
females were taken. Harvest
breakdown by county is as
follows: 78 in Berkshire; 56
in Franklin; 51 in Hampden;
43 in Hampshire; 4 in
Middlesex and 8 in
Worcester.
March 4, 2015 •
The
Register • Page 15
Sports
LAF award winners
Jennifer Hackett (right) receives her
award from Board Member Carol
Gebo (left).
Giavanna Colaccino (right) receives her
award from Board Member Carol Gebo
(left).
Kailah Papuga (right) receives her
award from Board Member Carol
Gebo (left).
Greg Kolodziey (right) was presented with the Larry Briggs Award winner from Lynn Hensch (left).
LUDLOW The Lusitano
Alumni and
Friends soccer
awards winners
were
announced at
a banquet held
o n S a t u r d a y,
Feb. 21.
Turley Publications
photos by
David Henry
sweetdogphotos.com
Mike Goncalves (left) received both the Player of the Year and all-star awards.
All of the Ludlow winners pose for a group photo.
MassWildlife conducts electronic hunter survey
REGION - Beginning in midFebruary, the Division of Fisheries and
Wildlife will send out an electronic
hunter survey to approximately 32,000
licensed hunters through Novi Survey,
an online survey company.
The survey is designed to understand
hunter effort and preferences and to collect important local “on-the-ground”
information that will help manage game
in the Commonwealth.
The survey takes approximately 5-15
minutes to complete. All responses are
anonymous; identifying information
such as email and IP address will not be
recorded. In the coming weeks, sporting
or hunting license holders with an email
address in the MassFishHunt system
will receive an email invitation from
MassWildlife /Novi Survey with a link
to the hunter survey. Surveys are being
sent in batches through the end of
March.
If hunters haven’t received the survey by the end of March, they should
check junk or spam folder for an email
from MassWildlife/Novi Survey. The
link is specific to each email address;
therefore, hunters should not forward
the invitation to others as it can only be
filled out once. A reminder will be
emailed to license holders that have not
responded within a week. Division staff
thanks those that have already taken
the time to fill out the survey. In
order to receive future surveys,
hunters should make sure to enter an
email address in the customer profile section of the MassFishHunt
system.
www.turley.com
Athlete of the Week
NAME: Brian Callahan
SCHOOL: Cathedral
Congratulations goes out to the
Panther.
His Cathedral team reached the first
round in the Western Massachusetts
Division 1 Tournament.
To nominate someone for Athlete of
the Week, contact Sports Editor Dave
Forbes at 413-967-3505 ext. 106 or
send an e-mail to [email protected]
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Register •March 4, 2015
Sports
Ludlow Community Center/Randall Boys and Girls Club calendar
Fitness programs
LUDLOW - The Ludlow Community
Center/Randall Boys & Girls Club is the
perfect place to stay in shape throughout
the year. In addition to a fitness room,
the Club offers a variety of fitness programming including group exercise
classes, personal fitness training, and
water aerobics classes.
The Fitness Room features a selection
of Precor cardiovascular equipment,
Cybex resistance training equipment and
more for adults and teens ages 14 and
LUDLOW GIRLS
from Page 14
Orioles with a team-high 19 points. She’s
planning on playing college basketball at
Babson College next year.
“Tea’ always wants to win every game
that she plays more than any kid that I’ve
ever coached,” Woodcock said. “I’m so
happy that all of my players will get the
opportunity to play a game at the Cage,
especially Tea’. She’s a very special athlete.”
Junior guard Jackie Johnson made three
3-pointers for her nine points, while sophomore guard Kayla Henry scored eight
points. Sophomore center Cara McKenzie
and senior forward Kelsey Shea both finished the game with six points.
The quarterfinal victory snapped the
Lady Orioles (13-8), who also defeated the
Lady Lions, 63-54, during the regular season, four-game losing streak.
“We haven’t been playing so well, but
we worked very hard all week long in practice,” Shea said. “Everyone gave 120 percent effort in this game. We just did what
we needed to do in order to get the job
done.”
TOP PLAYERS
from Page 14
champion Longmeadow at 4:30 p.m. on
Wednesday.
Spellacy, who has accomplished a lot
of wonderful things during her high
school athletic career, has talked about
getting the chance to play a basketball
game at the Cage ever since she was a
freshman.
“I really can’t believe that we’re going
to the Cage, but I’m very happy that we
finally made it there,” said Spellacy following the game. “It’s just the best feeling
in the world right now.
Spellacy and her teammates saw their
up.
All Fitness Center members are entitled to an orientation with our fitness
staff to learn the proper use of the fitness
equipment and to design an appropriate
exercise program to meet the individual’s needs and goals. Teens ages 14-17
must complete an orientation in order to
use the fitness room without a
parent/guardian.
We also offer personal training sessions, which are ideal for individuals
seeking guidance and motivation to
achieve their health and fitness goals.
Each one hour, supervised exercise session provides a structured, well-balanced, customized workout to address
your unique fitness needs.
The Ludlow Community Center
offers a variety of group exercise classes. Classes for adults and teens ages 14
and up include Yoga, Pilates, Mat
Science, Zumba, Zumba Toning, Aqua
Zumba, Boot Camp, Cardio Mix,
Strength Class, H.I.I.T. (High-Intensity
Interval Training), Core Stability,
Express Sculpt and Balletone Sole
Synthesis.
The Community Center has a heated
six-lane 25-yard pool. Aquatic programs
include Water Aerobics Classes, Adult
and Family Swim times, and Swim
Lessons.
Visit the Ludlow Community Center
today for a tour of the facility. The Club
is located at 91 Claudia’s Way.
For more information about the
Club’s fitness programs and membership
options, you can visit the website at
www.ludlowbgc.org, or call 413-5832072.
While the Lady Orioles players were
busy celebrating and taking a team picture
following the game, the mood was much
different down at the other end of the court.
The Lady Lions, who played in the
semifinals at the Cage for the first time ever
last March, end their season with a 10-11
overall record.
“It’s always very tough to lose your final
game of the season on your home court,”
said Ludlow head coach Tim Brillo. “I told
my players that they need to focus on all of
the good things that they accomplished this
year. It was a great season.”
Senior forward Alyssa Guyon, who finished her brilliant high school career as the
school’s All-Time leading scorer, scored a
game-high 26 points. She’s planning on
playing college basketball at AIC next year.
“It’s sad knowing that I’m not going to
play another basketball game on this court
again,” said Guyon, who’s also an outstanding three-sport athlete. “I’m very
proud of how far we came this year. Every
end starts a new beginning, so I’m excited
to start my college career.
Senior guard Kierra McCarthy, who was
a co-captain, along with Guyon, scored five
points.
The other Ludlow senior is Emily
Sevigne, who made her second start in a
varsity game.
“The three seniors are great kids,” Brillo
said. “I’m very proud of them not only
for what they’ve accomplished on the
basketball court, but also the way that
they’ve represent Ludlow High School
during the past four years. We’re definitely going to miss them, but they’re
going to do some great things in the
future.”
The Lady Lions, who held the lead for
almost the entire opening quarter, led 7-4
following a baseline jumper by junior
guard Stacia Papuga, which were her only
points of the contest.
Then a Spellacy coast-to-coast layup
and a set shot from the left side by
McKenzie gave Belchertown an 8-7 advantage entering the second quarter.
Following a runner in the lane by Henry,
Spellacy made three straight layups, the
first two after steals, increasing the lead to
19-12 with 3:20 left in the first half.
“Every time that we built a seven- or
eight-point lead, they would come back
against us,” Woodcock said. “We were
finally able to pull away from them in the
fourth quarter.”
The Lady Lions only trailed by four
points (21-17) at the break, as Guyon kept
her team within striking distance by sinking
a three-pointer from the top of the key and
a pair of free throws.
Guyon took over the spotlight offensively, as she scored 15 of her team’s 18 second
half points.
Four different players scored for the
Lady Orioles in the third quarter, which finished with a steal by junior forward Emma
Jopson leading to a Spellacy fast-break
layup at the buzzer.
It gave the visitors a commanding 34-25
edge heading into the fourth quarter.
With 5:45 remaining, a Spellacy putback basket capped off a 10-0 run increasing the Lady Orioles lead to 40-26.
Four straight free throws by Guyon cut
the deficit to 42-32 with 3:16 left on the
scoreboard clock, but the Lady Orioles
sealed their big victory with a 10-3 run.
While Guyon saw her outstanding high
school basketball career come to an end,
Spellacy and her teammates were looking
forward to playing at the same building as
Julius Erving, who’s better known as Dr. J,
once did many years ago.
season come to an end following a quarterfinal loss the previous three years.
When she was a freshman, Spellacy
scored 12 points in the Lady Orioles, 6436 quarterfinal road loss against rival
Palmer. The following year, Spellacy
scored 17 points against Wahconah in
another quarterfinal road game, which was
a 51-46 loss.
A year ago, the Lady Orioles had to
make another long bus ride to the
Berkshires and they suffered a 57-42 quarterfinal loss against Pittsfield despite
Spellacy scoring 20 points.
“After losing three straight quarterfinals, to get to the Cage in my senior year
is just incredible,” said Spellacy, who’s
planning on playing basketball at Babson
College next year. “This is the most
important win of my high school career.
This is even better than winning the
Western Mass. title in soccer because basketball is my main sport.”
Spellacy, who was also a member of
the Lady Orioles varsity soccer team, will
be wrapping up her high school athletic
career as a member of the Lady Orioles
varsity softball team whenever the snow
melts this spring.
Prior to being accepted to Babson
College, which is located outside of
Boston, Spellacy had to write an essay.
“I wrote my college essay about wanting to play a game at the Cage,” she said.
“I talked about how my basketball team
has never made it there before and how
I’m going to work hard to get there this
year. I really can’t imagine what it’s going
to feel like walking on that court for the
first time, but it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Spellacy became the 10th member of
the 1,000-point club at Belchertown High
School during the Lady Orioles, 65-38
victory against Pioneer Valley Regional in
the home opener. She’ll finish her basketball career as the Lady Orioles all-time
leading scorer with more than 1,400 career
points. The school’s all-time leading scorer is John Monast, who scored close to
2,000 points during his high school career
back in the late 1980s.
Spellacy and Guyon really don’t know
each other very well, but they do have a
tremendous amount of respect for each
other.
“Alyssa is just an incredible basketball
player,” Spellacy said. “She has had an
outstanding high school athletic career and
she really has nothing to be sad about
tonight. I do have a lot of respect for her
as a player and it was a great experience
playing against her. It’s always been a
very friendly rivalry between us.”
“I have a lot of respect for Tea’,”
Guyon said. “It has been a blast playing
basketball games against her.”
A year ago, Guyon and her teammates
advanced to the semifinals at the Cage.
Guyon scored 20 points in that game, but
the Lady Lions lost, 56-48, to North
Middlesex.
“I really wanted to go back to the Cage
this year, but I’m very happy that we got
there at least once,” said Guyon, who’s
planning on playing college basketball at
AIC next year. “It was just an incredible
feeling getting the chance to play there last
year. It was a much bigger gym than we
were used to playing in. The atmosphere is
also a lot more intense than it is during a
regular season game. I feel bad for anybody who hasn’t had the chance to play a
game there. It’s something that I’m going
to remember for the rest of my life.”
Despite finishing the regular season
with a 10-10 record the Lady Lions were
the fourth seed and the Lady Orioles (128) were the fifth seed.
“We were definitely excited about getting to play this game at home,” Guyon
said. “It was our biggest home crowd of
the season and we’re very thankful for all
of the support we’ve received. All we
want to do is make our school and community proud of us.”
Guyon, who became only the seventh
Ludlow basketball player to score 1,000
career points last year, became the
school’s All-Time leading scorer in a 6354 loss at Belchertown back in the middle
of January. Guyon scored a career-high 39
points in that contest and she finished her
high school basketball career with a total
of 1,576 points.
“When I come back here in the future,
it’s going to mean a lot to me to see my
name on the 1,000-point banner,” Guyon
said. “I really wish that we could’ve gone
a little bit farther this year.”
Guyon was also a member of the Lady
Lions varsity volleyball team and she’ll be
looking to break some more records as a
member of the outdoor track team this
spring.
Spellacy and Guyon were both invited
to play in the Western Mass. Senior AllStar Game at the Basketball Hall of Fame
on March 20. It should be another very
special night for the both of them.
TOWN OF LUDLOW
RECREATION COMMISSION
The Ludlow Recreation Commission is accepting applications for summer seasonal
positions: Head Lifeguard: must be 18 years of age, Lifeguarding/First Aide, CPR,
and Waterfront certifications required to work at Haviland Pond - 37 ½ hr/wk - $14.00
p/h Lifeguard: must be at least 16 years of age, Lifeguarding/First Aide, CPR and
Waterfront certifications required to work at Haviland Pond - 37 ½ hr/wk - $12.00 p/h
Thompson Pool: Headguard: must be 18 years of age – 37 ½ hr/wk - $11.25 p/h
Lifeguard: must be 16 years of age – 37 ½ hr/wk - $9.50 p/h
Same certifications required (waterfront not required for pool)
John Thompson Memorial State Pool: Assistant Pool Manager
Requirements: Must be 21 year of age, be a High School graduate or GED equivalent
Must have current Certified Pool Operator certification
(for the state of MA, must be valid through Labor Day)
Current CPR & First Aide certifications (valid through Labor Day)
37 ½ hour per week position @ $16.00 p/h
All applicants must have current certifications (valid through September 7th, 2015)
“PRIOR” to application deadline. ON LINE CERTIFICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED for first
time applicants.
Returned applications must include proof of valid certifications or it will not be
accepted and an interview will not be scheduled. A copy of a current physical is
also required. Please state which position you are applying for: Pond or Pool.
THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Applications are available at Whitney Park from 8:00-2:00 or 3:00-6:00 - March 9th
- March 27th, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. Interviews will be on April 14th.
Any questions please call 583-8856, Monday-Friday, 8:00-2:00. The Recreation Office
is located at Whitney Park.
March 4, 2015 •
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Obituaries
Marie A. Burtch
LUDLOW – On Saturday, Feb.
21, Marie A. (Matessa) Burtch
passed away at Baystate Medical
Center. She spent her final days
surrounded by her family reminiscing and celebrating the wonderful life they all shared. At her
side when she passed was her loving husband of 60 years George
Burtch, of Ludlow. She is also survived by her son George Burtch Jr. and his wife Judi, of
Derry, N.H., her daughter Cathleen Rousseau, of
Springfield, her son Tim Burtch and his wife Chris, of
Ludlow, and her son Bill Burtch and his wife Roz, of
North Attleboro. She will be missed by her nine adoring
grandchildren Heather, Missie, Tommy, Courtney, Katie,
Michael, Lauren, Lyndsey and Jimmy. She also leaves
five great-grandchildren, Audriana, Logan, Tristian,
Chase and Brookie. She also is survived by her brotherin-law Ed Burtch, of Valrico, Fla. She was predeceased
by her father and mother, James and Alice Matessa, her
half-brother John Zenga and her half-sister Florence
Lopez. Before she was married, Marie was a bookkeeper
at the Block Drug Company in her native Jersey City,
N.J. As she raised her family she had a number of different jobs, but her true vocation and passion was that of
wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her
husband and her children are forever grateful for her loyalty and devotion to her family. She will forever be
known as “Ma” to the kids of the old Duggan Estates
neighborhood that converged on her home nearly every
summer day. But it is “Grandma Marie” that will be
missed the most. While she had 14 grandchildren of her
own, she was Grandma Marie to nearly every child that
was fortunate enough to be part of her world. She leaves
a legacy of selflessness that is rare, her generosity was
sincere, and she lived her life by the motto “what’s
yours is yours and what’s mine is ours.” She devoted
her life to her family, but she also enjoyed driving too
fast, the Yankees, a good audio book and lunch with the
girls. Her family and friends are devastated by her passing but are comforted that her pain has now ended. We
are eternally grateful to have had this wonderful woman
in our lives as wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
The family would like to give special thanks to all of
the staff, doctors, and nurses at Baystate Medical
Center for the care and compassion they provided our
mom in her final week. Ludlow Funeral Home is
entrusted with arrangements, and services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marie’s name can
be made to the Baystate Regional Cancer Program,
3350 Main St., Springfield, MA 01199. For additional
information, please visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com.
Robert E. Chenaille
LUDLOW – Robert E. “Bob”
Chenaille, 77, of Ludlow, died
peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 28,
surrounded by the love of his
family. Born in Thompsonville,
Conn., son of the late Odila
“Sam” and Irene (Therrien)
Chenaille, Bob lived most of his
life in Ludlow where he was a
1951 graduate of St. John the
Baptist School, a 1955 graduate of Ludlow High
School, and a faithful communicant of the Catholic
Community of St. Elizabeth. He furthered his education
receiving his Associate’s Degree from STCC and was a
proud United States Army Veteran. Bob worked for
many years for the Ludlow Fire Department retiring as
a Captain in 1980. He also was the owner of Fifth
Alarm Miniatures where he handcrafted miniature dollhouse furniture, using raw materials produced at the
Ludlow Mills, and sold these crafts worldwide. He
loved playing baseball and was an avid New York
Yankees fan, but his greatest joy in life was spending
time with his loving family. Bob was the beloved husband of 52 years to Judith (Dumas) Chenaille; a loving
father to Danielle Chenaille, of Springfield, and Kelli
Chenaille Jacuby, of Ludlow; a cherished grandfather
of Nicholas Jacuby and Ryan Jacuby; he also leaves
several loving extended family members and dear
friends. The family also wished to extend their sincere
gratitude to the entire staff of A2 at Wingate at
Wilbraham Nursing Home for the exceptional care that
they provided to Bob. Funeral Services for Bob will be
held on Thursday, March 5. Visiting hours on Thursday
are from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Ludlow Funeral Home,
concluding with a funeral home service at 11 a.m., with
Monsignor Homer Gosselin officiating. Committal
with Military Honors will be at 3 p.m. in Massachusetts
Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to
Ludlow Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 382 Ludlow, MA
01056 or the American Diabetes Association at
www.diabetes.org. For additional information, please
visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com
DEATH NOTICES
Marie A. (Matessa) Burtch
Died: Feb. 21, 2015
Funeral Services will be private
Ludlow Funeral Home, Ludlow
Robert E. Chenaille
Died Feb. 28, 2015
Funeral Services March 5, 2015
Ludlow Funeral Home, Ludlow
Edward W. Closser
LUDLOW – Edward W.
Closser, 62, of Ludlow, passed
away p e a c e f u l l y We d n e s d a y,
Feb. 25, surrounded by his family. Born in Ludlow, Dec. 23,
1952, he was the son of the late
Walter and Claire (Krawczyk)
Closser. Eddie attended Indian
Orchard schools and was a graduate of Holyoke Community
College. He proudly served his country during the
Vietnam War as a member of the U.S. Army. He
worked for many years as a route drive for New
England Coffee. He was well known for “Eddie’s
Beans,” the product of his lifelong passion, roasting
coffee. He and his wife Karen owned and operated K
& E Restaurant in Ludlow for many years. Eddie is
survived by his wife of 25 years Karen (Skinner)
Closser, of Ludlow; his son Edward W. Closser Jr. and
his wife Laura, of Springfield; three daughters Laurie
A. Closser, of Orange; Kristina Closser and her life
partner Kenny, of Chicopee, and Alisha Canoa and her
husband Jimmy, of Belchertown. He also leaves two
brothers Walter Closser, of Springfield, and Wulf
Closser, of Portsmouth, Maine, and his sister Patricia
Palmer, of Ludlow. Eddie is also survived by his four
beloved grandchildren Stephanie, Logan, Alexis and
Abigail, along with his great-grandchild Ayden. He
also leaves his beloved family pets Rocky and Chloe.
Funeral Services celebrating Eddie’s life were held
Tuesday, March 3, at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home,
64 Sewall St., Ludlow, followed by a Liturgy of Christian
Burial in the Parish Community of St. Elizabeth, Hubbard
St., Ludlow, followed by Rites of Committal with Military
Honors in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery,
Agawam, MA. For more information, please go to
www.kapinosmazurfh.com.
Gloria Costa
LUDLOW – Gloria Costa, 74,
was called home by her Heavenly
Father on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
Gloria was born in Soutelo de
Aguiar Villa Poca, Portugal.
Although the immigration process
was long, she was proud to finally
call the United States of America
her home in 1968, at the age of
twenty-eight. She leaves behind
her husband of 46 years Goncalo Costa. She was predeceased by her father Alberto Costa in 1971 and her mother Elisa Costa in 2010. She was a faithful communicant
of Our Lady of Fatima Church, where she spent time
learning about the Bible and enjoying spiritual retreats.
Gloria can best be remembered as a wonderful, kind,
fun-loving lady who made friends wherever she went.
She was a hard worker, having worked at Moore Drop
Forge (Esco Hand Tools) for many years. She then went
to work at Corando Meats and retired in 2000. She
enjoyed traveling to Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain,
Canada, Arizona and Kentucky. She enjoyed the
beach and also enjoyed gardening, and the fruits of
her labor were admired by all who stopped by her
house. She leaves behind her daughter Elizabeth and
her husband Jerry Sulewski, her son Tony Costa and
his wife Kathy, and grandsons Anthony and Kyle. She
leaves behind her sister Ana Nazare, who cared for
her while she was home, and she also leaves her sister
Nazare Lage. She leaves her brothers Jose Costa and
wife Edite, Antonio Costa and wife Melissa, Laurindo
and wife Fatima, Almarindo and wife Grace, as well
as many nieces, nephews, extended family and
friends, both here and in Portugal. The family would
like to thank the Baystate hospital staff as well as the
VNA and Hospice. Funeral Services for Gloria were
held on Tuesday, Feb. 24, from Ludlow Funeral
Home, with Liturgy of Christian Burial at in Our
Lady of Fatima Church, followed by burial in Island
Pond Cemetery. For additional information, please
visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com.
Edward W. Closser
Died Feb. 25, 2015
Funeral Services March 3, 2015
Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home,
Ludlow
Gloria Costa
Died Feb. 18, 2015
Services: Feb. 24, 2015
Ludlow Funeral Home, Ludlow
Sophie (Pyzocha) Polys
Died Feb. 19, 2015
Funeral Services Feb. 25, 2015
Ludlow Funeral Home, Ludlow
The Ludlow Register
Obituary Policy
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One is a free, brief Death Notice listing the name
of deceased, date of death and funeral date and
place.
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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:
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Exceptions will be made only when the family provides a
death certificate and must be pre-paid.
Maria-Sofia Faustino
LUDLOW – Maria “Sofia”
(Rodrigues) Faustino, 93, of
Ludlow, passed away peacefully on
Tuesday, Feb. 17. Born in
Lourinha, Portugal, daughter of the
late Serafino and Anunciacao
Rodrigues, Maria lived in Ludlow
for over 50 years where she was a
faithful communicant of Our Lady
of Fatima Church and proud member of the Gremio Lusitano Club Ladies Auxiliary. She
also worked for many years at Cromwell Mills and then
Mayfair Mills from where she retired. Maria was the
beloved wife of the late Joaquim Faustino, who predeceased her in 2004; a loving mother to Orlando Faustino
and wife Pamela and Lourdes Carvalho and husband
Jose, all of Ludlow, and Maria “Sao” Malone-Busquets
and husband Tony Busquets, of Orlando, Fla.; the dear
sister to the late Serafina Fonseca and the late Jose
Rodrigues; a cherished grandmother of Carol Carvalho
(Jim Eichsteadt), Michael Carvalho, Gina Wilkes
(Darren), Adam, Jillian, and Danlie Faustino, and Jason
and Jonathan Malone; cherished great-grandmother of
eight; she also leaves many loving extended family
members and dear friends here, in Portugal, and France.
Sadly, Maria was predeceased by her nephew Francisco
Fonseca in January 2015. Funeral Services for Maria
were held Monday, Feb. 23, from Ludlow Funeral
Home, with Liturgy of Christian Burial in Our Lady of
Fatima Church, followed by burial in Island Pond
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in
Maria’s memory to the charity of one’s choice. For additional information, please visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com.
Please see OBITUARIES, Page 18
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Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Ludlow High School, 500 Chapin St., Ludlow, MA
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Maria “Sofia”
(Rodrigues) Faustino
Died Feb. 17, 2015
Funeral Services Feb. 23, 2015
Ludlow Funeral Home, Ludlow
Casimer A. Obrzut
Died Feb. 21, 2015
All services are private
Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home,
Ludlow
Estelle C. (Vancini) Pereira
Died Feb. 2, 2015
Funeral Services Feb. 6, 2015
Ludlow Funeral Home, Ludlow
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Obituaries
Casimer A. Obrzut
Estelle C. (Vancini) Pereira
Sophie Polys
LUDLOW – Casimer A. Obrzut, 95, of Ludlow, a
member of the Greatest Generation, passed away
peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 21. Born Aug. 9, 1919, in
Springfield, he was the son of the late Antoni and Anna
(Skuba) Obrzut. Casimer was a longtime Ludlow resident. He attended Ludlow High School. Casimer proudly served his country during World War II as a member
of the 745th Field Artillery Battalion of the U.S. Army.
Upon his return from the service, he worked at
Chapman Valve for 42 years. In 1948 he and Julia
Cmiel were one of the first couples married at Christ
the King Church. Together Casimer and Julia shared 64
years together. Casimer was very active in the Mass
Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health where, on
behalf of the workers at Chapman Valve, he staunchly
advocated for workers’ safety. He was recognized for
his efforts with MassCOSH’s Safety and Health Award.
He served as Ludlow’s Memorial Day Parade Marshal
in 2006. Casimer played right field for the Ludlow
Wildcats baseball team. An avid golfer, he was a longtime member of the Ludlow Country Club, enjoying the
game well into his 90s. Casimer is survived by his
daughter Judith Hebert and her husband Bruce of
Agawam; two grandsons Kevin Hebert and his wife
Betty and Eric Hebert and his wife Katie. He also leaves
his beloved great-grandchildren John Casimer, Drew,
Kayla and Alana Hebert. Casmir also leaves several
nieces and nephews. Sadly, he was predeceased by his
wife Julia in 2012 along with three brothers and four sisters. He was blessed to have devoted care from Lorna and
Rick, Dr. Jose Vinagre and staff and his nephew Michael
Obrzut. All Services are private. A private Liturgy of
Christian Burial will be offered in Christ the King Church
in celebration of Casimer’s life. Burial will follow at the
Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam.
There are no calling hours. Kapinos-Mazur Funeral
Home, 64 Sewall St., Ludlow, is in charge of arrangements. Donations in Casimer’s memory may be made to
Western MassCOSH, 640 Page Blvd., Springfield, MA
01104. For more information, please go to www.kapinosmazurfh.com.
SPRINGFIELD – Estelle C.
(Vancini) Pereira, 89, of
Springfield, passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 2, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Springfield, daughter of
the late William and Clara
(Chechile) Brunelle, she attended
Putnam High School and was a
seamstress for 29 years at
Standard Uniform before retiring. Estelle was a member of Bethany Assembly of God in Agawam and was
best known for her love of cooking and passion for
sewing, but her greatest gift was her unconditional love
for her family. Estelle was the beloved wife of the late
Albert “Geese” Pereira, who predeceased her in 1998; a
loving mother to Natalie (Vancini) Solaroli and her husband Allan, of Wilbraham; a cherished Nana to her
granddaughters Calli Ziegler and her late husband
Christopher, and Heidi Prendergast and husband
William; adoring Nana to her great-grandsons
Christopher, Will, Nathan, and Collin; the dear sister of
the late Marie Berte and Marjorie Guthmiller; she also
leaves many loving extended family members and dear
friends. Funeral services for Estelle were held Friday,
Feb. 6, in Ludlow Funeral Home, followed by burial in
Hillcrest Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in Estelle’s memory to St. Jude’s
Children’s Research Hospital stjude.org. 501 St. Jude
Place Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of one’s
choice. For additional information, please visit
www.ludlowfuneralhome.com.
WILBRAHAM – Sophie
(Pyzocha) Polys, 91, of
Wilbraham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 19, with her
loving family by her side. Born in
Easthampton, she was a longtime resident of Wilbraham and a faithful
communicant of Immaculate
Conception Church. Sophie worked
for over 30 years at the Ludlow Mills
and upon retiring she worked part-time at Wingate of
Wilbraham. She also enjoyed working outside, especially in
her vegetable gardens, and cooking Polish food for her family and friends, but her greatest joy in life was spending time
with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom she
adored. Sophie was the beloved wife of the late Joseph
Polys, who predeceased her in 1986; a loving mother to
Joseph J. Polys and wife Diane, of Wilbraham, Theodore J.
Polys and wife Louise, of Georgetown, Theresa S. Syriac
and husband Raymond, of Wilbraham, Nancy T. Walas and
husband Richard, of East Longmeadow, and Karen Brown
and husband James, also of East Longmeadow; a dear sister
to John Pyzocha, of Palmer, Stephanie Gamache, of Ludlow,
and the late Mary Pisarski, Stanley Ptzocha, and Michael
Pyzocha; a cherished grandmother to Terri Polys Jackson,
Teddy Polys, Robert Polys, Michelle Polys, Scott Goodreau,
Michael Goodreau, Kimberly Kaufmann, Sarah Lewelling,
Richard Walas, Jr., Jayme Leger, and Tim Brown; an adoring
great-grandmother to Dana, Lorissa, Connor, Kyle, Aidan,
Camden, Jerin, Elizabeth, Jonathan, Christopher, and
Amelia; she also leaves her sister-in-law Sally Supernant,
many loving nieces and nephews, extended family members
and dear friends. Funeral Services for Sophie were held
Wednesday, Feb. 25, from Ludlow Funeral Home, with
Liturgy of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception
Church, followed by burial in St. Aloysius Cemetery. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made in Sophie’s memory to
Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield,
MA 01104 or to the charity of one’s choice. For additional
information, please visit www.ludlowfuneralhome.com.
Legals
Business
Michael J. Kelley
inducted
SPRINGFIELD – Michael J.
Kelley has been inducted into the
Rotary Club of Springfield.
Kelley is branch manager at
Westfield Bank in Tower Square,
Springfield. He joined Westfield
Bank in July 2011 as assistant
manager of the East Main Street
office in Westfield.
Kelley lives in Ludlow with
his wife and two children.
The Springfield Rotary Club
meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. in the Mass Mutual
Room at the Basketball Hall of Fame, West Columbus
Avenue, Springfield, and is a proud member of Rotary
International.
For more information on the Rotary Club of
Springfield or becoming a member, please visit
www.springfieldmarotary.org or contact Membership
Chairperson Mike Healy at 860-796-1435.
CROSSWORD PUZZLE ANSWERS
LEGAL NOTICE –
SPECIAL PERMIT /
ACCESSORY
APARTMENT
The Ludlow Planning
Board will hold a public
hearing in Ludlow Town
Hall, Selectmen’s Conference Room on Thursday,
March 12, 2015 at 8:15
p.m. on the application of
Fay E. LaBrecque, 563
Chapin Street, Ludlow, MA
for Accessory Apartment –
Adding a 628 sq. ft. accessory apartment. Site plans, if
applicable, are on file for
inspection in the Planning
Board Office.
Christopher Coelho
Chairman
2/25,3/4/15
LEGAL NOTICE –
SPECIAL PERMIT /
HOME OCCUPATION
The Ludlow Planning
Board will hold a public
hearing in Ludlow Town
Hall, Selectmen’s Conference Room on Thursday,
March 12, 2015 at 7:45
p.m. on the application of
Krystal St. Marie of 109
Chapin Street, Ludlow, MA
for Home Office – Beauty
Salon (Krystal’s House of
Beauty Salon). Site plans, if
applicable, are on file for
inspection in the Planning
Board Office.
Christopher Coelho
Chairman
2/25,3/4/15
LEGAL NOTICE –
SPECIAL PERMIT /
HOME OCCUPATION
The Ludlow Planning
Board will hold a public
hearing in Ludlow Town
Hall, Selectmen’s Conference Room on Thursday,
March 12, 2015 at 7:30
p.m. on the application of
John Windoloski of 86 Booth
Street, Ludlow, MA for
Home Office – Remodeling
business (J.W. Remodeling).
Site plans, if applicable, are
on file for inspection in the
Planning Board Office.
Christopher Coelho
Chairman
2/25,3/4/15
LEGAL NOTICE –
SITE PLAN
The Ludlow Planning
Board will hold a public
hearing in Ludlow Town
Hall, Selectmen’s Conference Room on Thursday,
March 12, 2015 at 8:00
p.m. on the application of
Midwoods (David C. Midwood), for property located
at 329 West Street, Ludlow,
MA (Assessors’ Map 3,
Parcel 1A) for the purpose of
converting existing barn into
a frozen yogurt shop. The
plans (if applicable) and
application information are
on file in the Planning Board
Office for inspection.
Christopher Coelho
Chairman
2/25,3/4/15
Commonwealth of
Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court
50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Docket No. HD14P2542PM
In the matter of:
Tanya M Slota
Of: Ludlow, MA
RESPONDENT
(Person to be
Protected/Minor)
CITATION GIVING
NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR APPOINTMENT OF
CONSERVATOR OR
OTHER PROTECTIVE
ORDER PURSUANT TO
G.L. c. 190B,
§5-304 & §5-405
To the named Respondent
and all other interested persons, a petition has been
filed by Stanislawa Slota of
Ludlow, MA in the above
captioned matter alleging
that Tanya M Slota is in
need of a Conservator or
other protective order and
requesting that Stanislawa
Slota of Ludlow, MA (or
some other suitable person)
be appointed as Conservator
to serve With Surety on the
bond.
The petition asks the
court to determine that the
Respondent is disabled, that
a protective order or appointment of a Conservator is
necessary, and that the proposed conservator is appropriate. The petition is on file
with this court.
You have the right to
object to this proceeding. If
you wish to do so, you or
your attorney must file a
written appearance at this
court on or before 10:00 a.m.
on the return date of
03/20/2015. This day is NOT
a hearing date, but a deadline
date by which you have to
file the written appearance if
you object to the petition. If
you fail to file the written
appearance by the return
date, action may be taken in
this matter without further
notice to you. In addition to
filing the written appearance,
you or your attorney must
file a written affidavit stating
the specific facts and
grounds of your objection
within 30 days after the
return date.
IMPORTANT NOTICE
The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely
take away the above-named
person’s right to make decisions about personal affairs
or financial affairs or both.
The above-named person has
the right to ask for a lawyer.
Anyone may make this
request on behalf of the
above-named person. If the
above-named person cannot
afford a lawyer, one may be
appointed at State expense.
Witness, Hon. Anne M
Geoffrion, First Justice of
this Court.
Date: February 20, 2015
Suzanne T. Seguin
Register of Probate
3/4/15
Commonwealth of
Massachusetts
The Trial Court
Probate and Family Court
50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Docket No. HD15C0020CA
In the matter of:
Yarni Whitaker
Of: Ludlow, MA
NOTICE OF PETITION
FOR CHANGE OF NAME
To all persons interested
in a petition described:
A petition has been presented by Yarni Whitaker
requesting that: Yarni
Whitaker be allowed to
change his/her/their name as
follows:
Naira Whitaker
If you desire to object
thereto, you or your attorney
must file a written appearance in said court at: Springfield on or before ten o’clock
in the morning (10:00 a.m.)
on: 03/12/2015
Witness, Hon. Anne M
Geoffrion, First Justice of
this Court.
Date: February 12, 2015
Suzanne T. Seguin
Register of Probate
3/4/15
March 4, 2015 •
Datebook
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4
PAUL R. BAIRD MIDDLE SCHOOLS WILL
HOST ITS ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER
FUNDRAISER & Basket Raffle on Wednesday, March
4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Come have a great meal, tour
the school, enjoy some activities and visit the library
for the Scholastic Book Fair! The cost is $7 per person.
Children under three years old are free. For reservations, call the Baird main office at 413-583-5685.
FRIDAY, MARCH 6
THE INDIAN ORCHARD CITIZENS COUNCIL
WILL HOST A BROWN BAG FOOD PROGRAM on
Friday, March 6, from noon to 2 p.m., at 117 Main St.,
Indian Orchard. For more information, call 413-543-3172.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ACTIVE
AND RETIRED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (NARFE)
Chapter 221 will meet at Trinity United Church,
Vincent Hall, 351 Sumner Ave., Springfield, on Friday,
March 6. Social time is at 1 p.m. and the business
meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. PVTA will present their
programs and schedules. All are welcome.
MONDAY, MARCH 9
THE POLANIE CLUB will host a meeting on
Monday, March 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at the Polish
American Citizens Club, 355 East St., Ludlow.
Members, please attend.
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
THE ST. CECILIA’S WOMEN’S CLUB will hold a
Lenten meeting on Tuesday, March 10, beginning with
a 6 p.m. Liturgy at St. Cecilia’s Church, Wilbraham.
The guest speaker will be our very own St. Mary
McCue who will share her journey with us as a Sister
of Notre Dame – in commemoration of her 60th
anniversary, which was well celebrated with lots of
love in August 2014. There will be a light Lenten
Repast in the parish center following Mass.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
THE INDIAN ORCHARD CITIZENS COUNCIL
WILL HELD ITS MONTHLY MEETING on
Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 7 p.m., at at 117
Main St., Indian Orchard. For more information, call
413-543-3172.
FRIDAY, MARCH 13
“CRAZY FOR PERENNIALS” WITH KERRY ANN
MENDEZ, a nationally recognized garden designer, plant
explorer, and author, will speak at the Springfield Garden
Club’s March 13 meeting at the Wilbraham United
Church, 500 Main St. Wilbraham. Her talk on “The
Perennial Plant Collector’s Corner” will offer gardeners
suggestions for unusual perennials to transform their gardens. This fundraiser for the Springfield Garden Club
Scholarship Fund will start at 11 a.m. with a Vintage
Garden Boutique, followed by a light luncheon tea, Kerry
Ann’s talk, and the sale and signing of her books, for $10
for non-Springfield Garden Club members, payable at the
door includes the luncheon tea. For more information or
to make telephone reservations (appreciated), contact
Judy Cmero at 413-599-0462 or email
[email protected]
UPCOMING
THE FIRST CHURCH IN LUDLOW WILL HOST
ITS ANNUAL CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNER on Saturday, March 21, in the Fellowship Hall of
the church at 859 Center St. (Route 21). The menu
will include corned beef, potatoes, carrots, cabbage,
Irish soda bread, dessert and beverages. Two sittings
will be at 5 and 6:30 p.m., with take-out meals by
reservation available at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $12 for
adults and $6 for children. Reservations for sit-down
or take-out meals may be made by calling Bea at 413583-4595 or Ann at 413-547-8720.
LUSO FEDERAL CREDIT UNION WILL HOST
ITS ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT on Wednesday,
April 1, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., at Soccer City Sports
Center, 2041 Boston Road, Wilbraham from 4:30 p.m.
to 5:30 p.m. The egg hunt begins promptly at 4:30 p.m.
Following the egg hunt, children can participate in fun
games and contests for prizes. RSVPs are required
and will be accepted through March 20 or until the
attendance limit is filled. Please contact Kim
Anderson no later than March 20 at 413-589-9966,
ext. 131 or by email at [email protected]
Please see DATEBOOK, Page 20
The
Register • Page 19
ChurchDIRECTORY
Week of March 4-10
St. Elizabeth Parish, Ludlow
413-583-3467
Pastor – Rev. Msgr. Homer P. Gosselin; In
Residence – Rev. Norman Bolton; Deacons,
Normand Grondin, Thomas Rickson, Keith Davies
(Robert Duval, retired).
Wednesday, March 4 – 7:30 a.m. Mass – (C); 3
p.m. Youth Group – (JR/ER); 6 p.m. Evening Prayer
– (C); 6 p.m. Cub Scouts – (ER); 6:30 p.m. Holy
Mother Choir Rehearsal – (C); 6:30 p.m. Scripture
Reflection – (ZR); 6:30 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop
Meeting – (FLBH).
Thursday, March 5 – 7:30 a.m. Mass – (C); 4:30 p.
m. Drive thru Dinners – (K); 6:15 p.m. Life Teen Choir
Rehearsal – (C); 6:30 p.m. Cub Scouts - (ER); 7 p.m.
RCIA – (ZR); 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus – (JR).
Friday, March 6 – 7:30 a.m. Daily Mass – (C);
8:30 a.m. First Friday Mass – (C); 12:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross – (C); 6 p.m. Evening Prayer –
(C); 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross – (C).
Saturday, March 7 – 4 p.m. Mass.
Sunday, March 8 – 7:30 a.m. Mass; 9:15 a.m.
Mass; 11 a.m. Mass; 5 p.m. Mass.
Monday, March 9 – 7:30 a.m. Daily Mass – (C); 6
p.m. Evening Prayer – (C); 6 p.m. Set – up for
Spaghetti Dinner – (FLBH).
Tuesday, March 10 – 7:30 a.m. Daily Mass – (C);
4:30 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner – (FLBH); 6:30 p.m.
Bereavement Support Group – (ZR); 6:30 p.m.
NCYC – (ER); 7 p.m. St. Rita’s Choir Rehearsal –
(C); 7 p.m. Finance Council – (R).
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
123 Hubbard St. Ludlow
413-583-5754
Rev. Linda Peabody
Pastor’s office hours: Wednesdays
and Thursdays 10 a.m. to noon
Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 9:45
a.m.
Tuesdays – AA 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays – AA 7:30 p.m.
*Check
out
our
website
at
www.stpaulsmethodistchurch.org.
Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church
45 Newbury St. Ludlow, MA 01056
Phone Number: 413-583-2140
Rev. Fr. Robert Markovitch, Pastor
Sunday Divine Liturgy (Holy Mass) at 8 a.m. Please
join us and introduce yourself if you are visiting!
The First Church in Ludlow
859 Center Street
413-583-3339 and 413-583-6834
Rev. Robyn Burns, Interim Pastor
Office hours: Monday through Thursday,
2:30 to 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visit our website at www.ludlowfirst.com.
The First Church in Ludlow is now open for
prayer and meditation on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to come in for some peace, quiet
and contemplation, and to take a “time out” from the
bustle of life. Please join us in solitude or in fellowship.
Worship Service – 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings.
Church School – Nursery, coffee hour after the
Service.
Tuesday 4 – 6 p.m., Prayer vigil; everyone invited.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Scouts.
Wednesday, 8 p.m. AA.
Thursday, 7 p.m. Choir.
The new Thrift Shop at First Church will be open
Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, and after
Sunday services.
Hall rental available.
Christ the King Church
41 Warsaw Ave.
Pastor Rev. Raymond A. Soltys
Saturday Vigil Masses – 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday Masses – 7:30 a.m.; 8:45 a.m. (Polish); 10
a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Sunday Evening Mass – 5:30 p.m.
Immaculate Conception Church
24 Parker St., Indian Orchard
413-543-3627
Pastor Rev. Stanley Sokol
Saturday Vigil Mass – 4 p.m. (English)
Sunday Masses – 9 a.m. (English); 11:15 a.m.
(Polish); 5 p.m. (English)
Monday and Wednesday Morning Masses – 9 a.m.
Tuesday and Thursday Daily Masses – 5 p.m.
Friday Mass – 9:30 a.m.
Saturday Mass – 9 a.m. (Polish)
Vigil Mass on Holy Days of Obligation – 5 p.m.
Holy Day of Obligation Masses – 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Union Church of Christ
(United Church of Christ)
51 Center St., Ludlow
413-583-5717
Pastor: Rev. Jeffrey K. Erb
Worship Service and Sunday School: Sunday, 10
a.m. (Fellowship hour following)
Office Hours: Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon
Choir Practice: Sunday, 9 a.m.
Saint Jude’s Mission Church
221 Main St., Indian Orchard
Fr. William Pomerleau, Pastor
413-782-8041
Please note: services for St. Jude’s Mission
Church are now taking place at Our Lady of the
Sacred Heart Church, 407 Boston Road, Springfield.
Saturday Mass – 4 p.m.
Spanish Mass – Sundays 12 p.m.
Sunday Mass – 8:15 – 10:30 a.m.
Daily Mass – Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 7 a.m.
Tuesday: 6 p.m. Confessions in Spanish; 6:30 p.m.
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament in Spanish
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
Reconciliation Schedule: Saturday 3:15 to 3:45
p.m. or by appointment.
Harvest Bible Chapel
Services are held at 10 a.m. each Sunday at
Ludlow High School. Children’s church and nursery
are available. For more information, visit www.harvestwesternmass.org.
Faith Community Chapel
A Church of the Nazarene
485 East St., Ludlow
413-583-7875
Pastor Rev. Douglas E. Fish
Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all
Ages; 10:30 a.m. Fellowship for all Ages; 11 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service.
Thursday Evening at 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting at
the church,.
Friday afternoons, 3-5:30 p.m., Children's
Program, open to the public, K-grade 5; from the creator of “Veggie Tails,” a new video series called,
“Buck Denver asks…What’s in the Bible?”
Saturday at 10 a.m., Ladies Bible Study, Open to
the public, “When I Lay My Isaac Down” by Carol
Kent.
Sunday at 5:30 p.m., Men’s Bible Study, Open to
the public, “Time” by Andy Stanley.
The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints
584 West Street, Ludlow
413-583-8454
Sunday Services: 10 – 11 a.m. – Combined Family
Service
Adult Classes: 11 a.m. to noon – Adult Sunday
School; Noon to 1 p.m. – Adult Religious/ Marriage
and Parenting Classes for Men; Noon to 1 p.m. –
Adult Religious/ Marriage and Parenting Classes for
Women.
Children’s Classes: (Ages 3-11) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday School and Singing Time; Teen Classes (Ages
12-18); 11 a.m. to noon Teen Sunday School; Noon to
1 p.m. Classes for Young Women; Noon to 1 p.m.
Classes for Young Men; Young Single Adults: (ages
18-30); 11 a.m. to noon Teen Sunday School; Noon to
1 p.m. Classes for Young Single Adult Women; Noon
to 1 p.m. Classes for Young Single Adult Men.
A Novena to St. Peregrine, patron saint for those with
cancer, takes place every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Mary
Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd., Springfield.
Cancer patients, cancer survivors, friends of cancer victims, and the general public are invited to attend.
Orchard Covenant Church
95 Berkshire St.
Indian Orchard
413-543-4204
Rev. Nancy Ebner, pastor
Sunday School-9:45 a.m. for all ages
Worship-11 a.m.; coffee hour follows
Sunday
at
6
p.m.
–
Gambler ’s
Anonymous/GamAnon
Monday at 7 p.m. – Narcotic's Anonymous
Wednesday at noon – Community Lunch (free)
Wednesday at 7 p.m. – Choir Practice
Thursday 8-9 a.m. – Prayer in the Pastor's Study
Third Saturday of every month at 8:30 a.m. –
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast
See our website for more information:
www.orchardcovenant.org.
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ONGOING
TRIPS
LENTEN FISH DINNERS will be held at
Immaculate Conception Church, 25 Parker St., Indian
Orchard on all Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday),
from 4:30-7 p.m. Menu includes fried or baked fish,
mashed or french fried potatoes, homemade coleslaw
coffee, hot tea or iced tea. Cost is $11 for adults, $5 for
children ages 10 and under. Soda, water and dessert
sold separately for $1 each. Pierogi, golabki and kapusta will also be available for sale.
TRIPS SPONSORED BY MARY MOTHER OF
HOPE CHURCH – Friday, March 27, from 7:30 a.m.4 p.m. – Ioka Farms Maple Pancake Breakfast and
guided tour to Norman Rockwell Museum. Also
includes a tour of the Sugar House and free time in
downtown Stockbridge (for a late lunch, sightseeing,
and/or shopping on your own). Cost is $69 pp.
Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m. – MacHaydn Theater presents the musical “West Side Story.” We will enjoy a
luncheon prior to the matinee. The bus leaves Mary
Mother of Hope Church, 840 Page Blvd., East
Springfield at 10 a.m. and return at approximately
5:30 p.m. Call Sylvia at 594-2757.
DATEBOOK
from Page 19
with the number and ages of children attending. While
all children are welcome, the hunt is designed for children ages 10 and under.
THE LUDLOW POLICE ASSOCIATION IS
HOSTING “COMEDY NIGHT,” starring “The One
Man Comedy Tornado” – Paul Venier, who won the
“Best Comedy Variety Act” at the L.A. Comedy
Awards. “Comedy Night” will be held Saturday, April
4, beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m.,
and show to follow, at the Gremio Lusitano Club, 385
Winsor St. The cost is $25. Festivities include dinner, raffles and a cash bar. For tickets, contact Jay
Chelo, Mark Witowski or Mike Whitney at 413583-8305. Proceeds benefit the Ludlow Police
Association.
CRAFTERS, VENDORS AND TAG SALERS
WANTED for craft fair set for Saturday, April 25, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Union Church of Christ, 51 Center
St., Ludlow. Six-foot table with chairs is $25; eight-foot
table with chairs is $35. To rent a table, please call
Diane at 413-583-3584.
SP TLIGHT
This
week’s
PIZZA CORNER
T&J
AUTO
BODY
Beer • Wine • Pizza
• Grinders • Spaghetti
• Salads
Tues., Wed., Thurs, 11 am-9 pm
Fri. & Sat. 11 am-10 pm,
Sunday 2 pm-9 pm • Closed Mon.
We meet by accident
70 East St., Ludlow MA
REPAIRS• PAINTING • WELDING
GLASS • INSTALLATION
583-3088
239 Hubbard St., Ludlow
BELANGER
Roofing • Siding
Gutters
Replacement Windows
(413) 583-4411
Proud publishers
of 15 community
newspapers
583-4026
CALL or VISIT
JOE’S
AUTO BODY
The Collision Experts
413-547-6455
www.turley.com
SAVE MONEY ON
YOUR INSURANCE
www.joesautobodyinc.com
Leitao
insurance
583-6424
564
Center
Street
Ludlow, MA
The good service people
564 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
The good service people.
James A. Bernardo
If you would like to have
your business in the
Get in the
SPOTLIGHT
Call Tracy Whitney at
283-8393
583-6424
March 4, 2015 •
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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.
STAMPS. COLLECTOR PAYS
cash for your collection. Evaluate
or buy. Stamp questions? RON.
(413)896-3324.
Tag Sale
ESTATE SALE, CHURCH ST.
WARE, MASS. MARCH 6, 7 & 8.
9-3 DAILY. WATCH FOR SIGNS
Antiques
EASY
STREET
ANTIQUES
Buying one item or entire estates.
Attic, Cellar or whole house clean
outs. Buying antique and vintage
glassware. Swarovski & Waterford
Crystal, pottery, jewelry, coins,
watches, old photos, military, toys,
Legos, hunting, fishing, stringed
instruments, tools & more! Call
today 413-626-8603 or
www.ezantiques.com
Craft Fair
CRAFTERS, VENDORS AND
TAG SALERS
wanted Union Church of Christ, 51
Center St. Rt. 21, Ludlow, Ma.
01056 April, 25 9:00 am – 3:00
pm. 6ft table with chairs $25.00 8ft
table with chairs $35.00. If you are
interested in renting a table please
call Diane at 413-583-3584
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.
Services
✦
www.turley.com
✦
Want it!
Find it!
Buy it!
Sell it!
Love it!
Drive it!
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 BEER CANS, signs, 1960 or
earlier. Can be found in attics, in
between walls, cellars. Call/ text
Jeff (860)833-8295.
OLD
CARPENTER
TOOLS
wanted. Planes, chisels, saws,
levels, etc. Call Ken 413-4332195. Keep your vintage tools
working and get MONEY.
Wanted To Buy
BUYING RECORD collections.
Jazz, big band and 50’s. LP’s and
45’s. Cash paid. Call (413)5688036
Services
Child Services
HANDYMAN, TILE, carpentry,
sheet rock, repairs, decks, window
and door replacement, painting,
staining. Call Gil. Free estimates.
Licensed, insured (413)323-0923.
*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.
HOME THEATER, AV Tech.
(Cert. ISF/HAA). The only Cert.
Installers in this area. Put in
theater for you or install a Plasma
the right way. Sales, service. 413374-8000, 413-374-8300.
www.a-v-tech.com
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
FROM HOME
Become a Foster Parent!
Earn $20,000 annually
Call Kilsi 413-746-3768 TODAY!
PAINT AND PAPER Over 25
years experience. References. Lic
#086220. Please call Kevin 978355-6864.
15 Weekly Newspapers
Serving 50 Local Communities
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.
Bob (413) 374-6175
or Jen (413) 244-5112
DRYWALL
AND
CEILINGS,
plaster repair. Drywall hanging.
Taping & complete finishing. All
ceiling textures. Fully insured.
Jason at Great Walls.
(413)563-0487
Computer Services
COMPUTERS SHOULDN’T BE
frustrating or frightening. I’ll come
to you. Upgrades, troubleshooting,
set-up, tutoring. Other electronics
too. Call Monique (413)237-1035.
Electrician
READ IT!!!
Services
FREE PICK-UP ANY metal
household items, appliances,
pools, mowers, auto parts, yard
furniture, grills, fencing, boilers.
Call (860)970-4787.
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.
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.
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
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
Appliances
BILL CAMERLIN. ADDITIONS,
service changes, small jobs for
homeowners, fire alarms. Fast,
dependable, reasonable rates.
Insured, free estimates. E280333.
24 hour emergency service.
(413)427-5862.
DEPENDABLE ELECTRICIAN,
FRIENDLY
service,
installs
deicing cables. Free estimates.
Fully insured. Scott Winters
electrician Lic. #13514-B Call
(413)244-7096.
JAMES
FERRIS:
LICENSE
#E16303. Free estimates. Senior
Discounts. Insured. 40 years
experience. No job too small. Cell
(413)330-3682.
COLEMAN APPLIANCE SERVICE. Servicing all makes and
models of washers, dryers,
refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers,
air conitioners. Also dryer vent
cleaning. (413)536-0034.
www.turley.com
2015
TAX TIME
***A A CALL – HAUL IT ALL***
Bulk trash removal, cleanouts,
10% discount with this ad. Free
Est. (413)596-7286
588 Center Street
Ludlow, MA 01056
Phone: 413-589-1671
www.ajefinancial.com
Personal & Business Taxes
90 YEAR OLD company offering
free in-home water testing. Call
Eric 413-244-8139
SNOWBLOWER & LAWNMOWER
TUNE UP & REPAIR
A & M TUNE-UPS
Push lawnmowers, riding mowers
and small engine repair.
Work done at your home.
Call Mike
(413) 348-7967
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 ~
ACE CHIMNEY SWEEPS. Cleanings, inspections, repairs, caps,
liners, waterproofing, rebuilds.
Gutterbrush Installations. Local
family owned since 1986. HIC
#118355. Fully insured. (413)5478500.
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
Bruce J. Charwick
(413) 283-5596
62 Jim Ash St.
Palmer, MA 01069
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
Enrolled Agent
Celebrating 5 years
in Business
Melchiori Tax and Financial Services
proactive tax consulting and compliance • accounting services
payroll & bookkeeping • financial planning
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
(413)279-1049 • [email protected]
2341 Boston Road, Suite A120A, Wilbraham, MA 01095
IRS Problems?
Let a Professional Handle it for you.
Call us anytime!
24 Southwick Street, Feeding Hills, MA 01030
CALL YOUR LOCAL TURLEY PUBLICATIONS SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR INFORMATION AND RATES ON ADVERTISING YOUR TAX SERVICE HERE!
413-283-8393 • 1-800-824-6548
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Buzzin’ from Town to Town
Classifieds
Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace
✦
www.turley.com
✦
Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548
Heating & Air Cond.
House Cleaning
Painting
Snow Removal
Help Wanted
ACO
HEATING & AIR
CONDITIONING, MASONRY
Heating & Air Conditioning
Service & Installation
Furnaces, Sheet Metal
All types of masonry work.
Chimney repair, tile work, stucco,
stone, brick, block, concrete, flat
work, pavers, retaining walls.
Power Washing
License & Insured
Commercial & Residential
Free Estimates
Competitive Rates
Call Adam 413-374-7779
TWO BROKE GIRLS looking for
work cleaning your home or office.
Weekly, biweekly or monthly. Also
commercial cleaning. Reasonable
rates. Fifteen years experience.
Call Ruthie or Laura (413)2836006.
WALL & CEILING REPAIRS
Drywall Installations, Taping &
Finishing. Interior Painting. Small
Jobs o.k. (413) 563-3355
L.A. Home Improvement
M/C & Visa accepted.
ROOF SNOW AND ice dam
removal. Done from ground- avoid
extra weight on roof. Firm pricewritten estimate. Insured. Bill
(413)821-9416.
Instruction
WALL & CEILING REPAIRS Drywall Installations, Taping &
Finishing. Interior Painting.
Small Jobs o.k. (413) 563-3355
L.A. Home Improvement M/C & Visa accepted.
ACCOUNTING CLERK/
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT:
Part time position available at a
small toy and game company in
Indian Orchard MA. Responsible
for order processing, AR and
general sales and marketing
support. Hours are M-W-F from 95. Candidates must have a strong
working knowledge of Excel,
excellent communication skills, be
highly organized and detail
oriented. Accounting experience is
a plus but we will train. Send
resumé
to
[email protected]
TRUCK DRIVERS
NEEDED
A & B CDL CLASSES + BUS
Chicopee, Ma (413)592-1500
UNITED TRACTOR TRAILER
SCHOOL
Unitedcdl.com
Masonry
Home Improvement
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
CERAMIC TILE INSTALLATION
Kitchen, bath, foyers. References.
Lic #086220. Please call Kevin
(978)355-6864.
ROOF
SNOW
REMOVALDELREO HOME IMPROVEMENT
for all your exterior home
improvement needs. ROOFING,
SIDING, WINDOWS, DOORS,
DECKS & GUTTERS. Extensive
references
available,
Fully
Licensed & Insured in MA. & CT.
Call GARY DELCAMP @ 413569-3733
WATER DAMAGE
-CALL JAY (413)436-5782FOR REPAIRS
Complete
Drywall
Service.
Finishing,
Painting,
Ceilings
(Smooth or Textured). 38 years
experience. Fully insured
Garage Door Serv.
MENARD GARAGE DOORS
Authorized
Raynor
dealer
specializing in sales, installation
service and repairs of residential
and light commercial overhead
garage doors and openers. Fully
insured. Free estimates. Call
(413)289-6550 or
www.menardgaragedoors.com
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
Painting
FORBES & SONS PAINTING &
STAINING Interior/ exterior, new
construction, carpentry repairs,
ceiling/ drywall repair, wallpaper
removal. Vinyl pressure washing/
mildew
treatments.
Free
estimates. Owner operated since
1985.
Affordable
prices.
Residential/ Commercial. Insured.
(413)887-1987
PAINTING BY BOB ROULIER
Interior/ exterior painting/ staining.
Meticulous
work.
Affordable
prices. Powerwashing. SPRING
SPECIALS. 25+ years in business.
(413)427-6689.
QUABBIN PAINTING INTERIOR/
EXTERIOR PAINTING, handyman,
house
and
deck
powerwashing, deck staining,
gutters
cleaned.
Prompt
professional service. Call 413-3236425
[email protected]
Plumbing
GREG LAFOUNTAIN PLUMBING
& Heating. Lic #19196 Repairs &
Replacement of fixtures, water
heater installations, steam/HW
boiler replacement. Kitchen & Bath
remodeling. 30 years experience.
Fully insured. $10. Gift Card With
Work Performed. Call Greg
(413)592-1505.
LINC’S PLUMBING LIC #J27222
Scheduling Replacement
Heating Systems Now
Call LINC’S
For Your Connection
(413)668-5299
SNOW
REMOVAL
FROM
ROOFS, roof raking and ice dam
removal. Licensed & Insured
contractor. Ceiling repairs, etc..
Call Paul (413)657-3825.
SUNRISE
HOME
REPAIRS
ROOF RAKING/ snow removal.
We will remove the snow from
around your basement to avoid
water leaks. Insured. (413)8839033
Tree Work
DUKE'S TREE SERVICE &
LAWN CARE Tree removal,
Pruning, Leaf removal
duketreeserviceandlawncare.com
Duke's Waste Management &
More Dump runs, Clean outs
413-535-9808
Help Wanted
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
WITH BOOKKEEPING EXPERIENCE, QuickBooks knowledge,
construction background, flexible
full-time/ part-time hours. Email
resumé to [email protected]
[email protected],com
PART-TIMERN,
HHA’S,
CNA’s Positions available at
Professional Medical Services,
Inc. Highest competitive rates &
mileage. EOE. Call Jan.
(413)289-9018
BRANCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR TRAINEE- Edward Jones is
a financial services firm focused
on meeting the needs of individual
investors. Our Ludlow, MA branch
office has an opening for an entrylevel administrative assistant.
Excellent organization, communication skills, and the ability to
work independently are required to
perform administrative, marketing,
and client service responsibilities.
We offer competitive benefits and
a comprehensive on-line training
program. To be considered for this
position
apply
online
at
www.edwardjones.com/careers
position
#18969.
Equal
Opportunity Employer
CHILDCARE NEEDED THURS.Sunday $12/ hr awake, $9/ hr
asleep. Walking distance from Mt.
Holyoke College. 12-20 hrs. week
(413)426-8366.
Dukeswastemanagement.com
Pets
Roofing
FIRST CHOICE ROOFING Free
estimates! Repair and replace.
Snow removal off roofs. (860)2804857.
BE A RESPONSIBLE PET
OWNER - Financially needy? Call
for assistance to spay/neuter your
cat/dog.
(413)565-5383
CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR
ANIMALS.
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.
RETIRED RACING
GREYHOUNDS AVAILABLE
FOR ADOPTION
spayed/neutered, wormed,
shots, heartworm tested,
teeth cleaned
DAVE’S LAWN & GARDEN
SNOW REMOVAL WE can do
everything from removing of snow
to shoveling and cleaning your
roof. Please call George (413)3484891.
Bulk Driver
Deliver propane gas to residences and businesses. Class B driver’s license
with HAZMAT and tanker endorsement and safe driving record required.
Pre-employment physical, with substance abuse testing per DOT regulations.
Excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, life, and disability
insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid vacations and holidays, and
discounts on propane and appliance purchases.
Make a Fast Friend!
Snow Removal
CLEAR SNOW & ICE DAMS
FROM ROOFS. 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.
Expanding full-service propane company
has these opportunities available:
Greyhound Options Inc.
Call Mary at 413-566-3129
or Claire at 413-967-9088
or go to
www.greyhoundoptions.org.
Horses
HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS
offered year round at our state of
the art facility. Beginner to
advanced. Ages 4 years to adult.
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PALMER DOWNTOWN APARTMENT, 4 room, 2nd floor,
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LUDLOW- DUPLEX 3 bedroom,
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Appliances included. $1000.00/mo
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MONSON. 3 BEDROOM. Completely renovated, propane heat,
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PALMER 2 BR. $925/ mo. 1 mi to
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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
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WARE- LARGE 2 bedroom, 1st
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paint. Updated bath. Water &
sewer included. Off-street parking,
oil heat. First & security $750/ mo
(413)967-7772
WARE- LARGE STUDIO apartment. Close to downtown. Electric/
propane heat. Water & sewer
included. Good area. First &
Security $475/ mo (413)967-7772.
Commercial Rentals
200 SILVER STREET: 3,150 sq.
ft. of medical/professional space
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HAMPTON PONDS PLAZA (Rte
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and retail store 6,500 sf, dock.
A/C. Reasonable rent. (508)3587812.
INDUSTRIAL ZONED. FOUR
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Vol 69 • No 16 • Wednesday, June 18
the years, Moser has perWILBRAHAM – The
formed
in
several
Old Post Road Orchestra
Springfield-area youth
(OPRO) is proud to conensembles, including the
tinue its 29th Anniversary
Community Music School
Concert Season with an
of Springfield. She is the
invitation to the public to
principal cellist of the
enjoy two, family-friendly,
Springfield
Youth
free performances.
Orchestra, of which she
Under the musical
has been a member for
direction of Juli E.
three years, and was previSansoucy, the orchestra
ously the principal cellist
will curate a collection of
of the Springfield Youth
pieces that they are calling
Sinfonia, in which she per“Musical Postcards.”
formed for two years. In
These performances will
addition to cello, Moser has
feature pieces that origiplayed piano since age 13,
nate from composers
teaching herself independacross Europe. Attendees
can look forward to The orchestra is also ently before taking lessons
“Pavane” by Maurice proud to feature guest with her current instructor
Ravel, who was inspired cello soloist Isabella Sofya Shainskaya. A
by dreams of princesses Moser will be the fea- Springfield native and a
that danced in the 16th tured guest cello soloist former homeschooler,
century Spanish Court. at the Old Post Road Moser now studies liberal
Attendees will also be Orchestra’s free per- arts at Springfield Technical
moved by the intense formances
called Community College.
OPRO’s first concert on
works of “The Unfinished “Musical Postcards,” set
Symphony” by Franz for Friday, March 27, Friday, March 27, is
proudly sponsored by
Schubert of Austria, and and Sunday, March 29.
Monson Savings Bank,
“Karelia Suite Op. 11,” by
Jean Sibelius of Finland. The most and will be located at Minnechaug
famed piece to be performed is “William Regional High School, 621 Main St.,
Tell Overture” by Gioachino Rossini of Wilbraham, at 7:30 p.m. This concert
Italy. Originally inspired by the Swiss will also be underwritten, in part, by the
Alps, this piece is now easily recognized Wilbraham Community Association.
The second concert will be Sunday,
as the theme from “The Lone Ranger.”
The orchestra is also proud to feature March 29, at the Springfield Jewish
guest cello soloist Isabella Moser, per- Community Center, 1160 Dickinson St.,
forming “Cello Concerto in C Major, Springfield, at 3 p.m.
For more information on attending
Mvmt. 1,” by Franz Joseph Haydn.
Moser began playing the cello at age these concerts, future performances, or
seven and is currently the student of getting involved with the orchestra,
Russian-born cellist Boris Kogan. Over please visit www.opro.org.