The Reg ster Local news. Local stories. Local advertisers. FREE Vol 60 •No 52 • Wednesday, March 4, 2015 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 Page 2 • The Register •March 4, 2015 School Committee briefs The Ludlow Register Obituary Policy Turley Publications offers two types of obituaries. One is a free, brief Death Notice listing the name of deceased, date of death and funeral date and place. The other is a Paid Obituary, costing $75, which allows families to publish extended death notice information of their own choice and may include a photograph. Death Notices & Paid Obituaries should be submitted through a funeral home to: [email protected] 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. You can find the Ludlow Register on facebook. 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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. 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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 Gremio Lusitano Club last Saturday, Feb. 28. 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This is a great event for a great cause.” -- SUNDAY BINGO LUDLOW ELKS 69 Chapin St., Ludlow 50/50 Elks • Jackpot PROGRESSIVE GAME DOORS OPEN 4 pm • Kitchen Opens 4:30 pm GAMES START AT 6:00 PM 589-1189 (L-R) Lobsterz from Marz band members Kent Oldham (bass guitar), Rob Lovett (drums), Joe Ramage (rhythm guitar), Rich Kirchner (percussion), Buddy St. Jacques (lead guitar) and Rand Laverty (keyboard) rock the house during the second annual “Rock the Boot-Winter Jam” held at the Gremio Lusitano Club on Saturday, Feb. 28. March 4, 2015 • The Register • Page 5 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! Indian Orchard Citizens Council to meet March 11 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.” Republican Larry’s Auto Body Don't Be Confused By Committee Your Insurance Company's Paperwork! Call Us! seeks FULL COLLISION & GLASS PLUS members REASONABLE INSPECTION REPAIRS LUDLOW – The Ludlow Republican Town Committee is seeking new members to fill its vacancies and allotment of up to 35 regular members. Any resident of Ludlow who is a registered Republican is eligible for membership. There is no cost to become a member. Interested parties can join by attending a regular meeting of the committee. The committee holds regular monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, beginning at 6:30 p.m., in the first floor meeting room at Town Hall, Chapin Street, Ludlow All interested parties are invited to attend, or for more information, call the Chairman Steve Lozyniak at 413-5834432. We Work With All Insurance Companies 35+ Years But We Work For You First Experience RS #3557 240 West Street, Ludlow • 413.583.5738 INDIAN ORCHARD – The Indian Orchard Citizens Council will meet Wednesday, March 11, beginning at 7 p.m., at 117 Main St., Myrtle Street Park. Guest speakers will be Oliver Figuereo from Helping Hands, who will discuss how his organization would like to work with the community to provide programs for youths, and Eddy Almanzar from Class Auto Sales, 466 Main St., who will be presenting a request for a permit to sell a maximum of five cars. 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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. 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Across the street from Big Y · Easy, convenient parking UrgentCareOfWilbraham.com 835 WORCESTER ST. | INDIAN ORCHARD, MA | (413) 439-0609 | Fax: (413) 439-0623 – B R O U G H T TO YO U BY T U R L E Y P U B L I C AT I O N S, I N C. – 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 As a free service for our readers, we will print all births, weddings, engagements, milestone anniversaries, major birthdays, military achievements, honors and awards. We have a “people news” form available for you to submit these listings. This material is provided to us by our readers and local institutions and we do not charge to print this content. For more information, or to submit people or milestone news for The Ludlow Register, please email [email protected] NOTICE ERRORS: Each advertiser is requested to check their advertisement the first time it appears. This paper will not be responsible for more than one corrected insertion, nor will be liable for any error in an advertisement to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the item in the advertisement. 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 2015 Turley Election Policy Letters to the editor of no more than 500 words from supporters endorsing specific candidates or discussing campaign issues are limited to three total per candidate during the election season. 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TURLEY Vice President EDITOR Paula Killough ADVERTISING SALES Tracy Whitney SPORTS EDITOR Dave Forbes SOCIAL MEDIA @ The Ludlow Register WEB www.ludlowregisteronline.com www.turley.com Turley Publications, Inc. cannot assume liability for the loss of photographs or other materials submitted for publication. Materials will not be returned except upon specific request when submitted. 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 The Register • Page 9 What IS IT? Mystery photos Correctly guessing last week’s photo of the “Project 351 Ambassador” logo on Ludlow Ambassador Ethan Provost’s shirt (at right) are Charlotte Moreau, Matthew Tibbitts, Jane Siuda, Msgr. Homer Turley Publications file photo Gosselin and Lesley and Matthew Peller, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Can you guess what this week’s photo is (above)? Here’s a hint – this photo does not appear with any article in this week’s Register, but it is a well-known place in Ludlow. Please send responses to [email protected] or to The Register, 24 Water St., Palmer, MA 01069. If you have an interesting photo you would like to see in our “What is it?” feature, please send it via email as an attached jpg photo to [email protected], or print photos to The Register, 24 Water St., Palmer, MA 01069. If you would like the photo returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. LIBRARY from Page 3 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. NEWS & FEATURES As a paper of record, we attempt to cover all general news, personality proﬁles, and community features that we know about. This includes all selectmen and school committee meetings as well as spot planning board, board of health, ﬁnance, and other town meetings determined by the issue’s relevance to our readers. There are the annual major community event features that we should always cover, but we are more than open to suggestions of other features to celebrate the fabric of our communities and their many interesting occupants. Our loyal advertisers provide funding for this paid staff coverage. For more information on news or community features for The Ludlow Register, please email [email protected] Page 10 • The Register •March 4, 2015 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. Turley Publications submitted photos 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. March 4, 2015 • The Register • Page 11 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. Tell the world you said "YES"! Place your FREE announcement in the Ludlow Register. Use this form as a guideline to send in your wedding announcement. Pictured is the front of the fifth annual U.S. Marine Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges Fitness Challenge t-shirt. T-shirts are available now at various places throughout Ludlow. PICTURES ENCOURAGED! Name Turley Publications aubmitted photos The back of the annual Fitness Challenge t-shirt shows U.S. Marine Sgt. Joshua D. Desforges during training exercises in Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. The photo is a favorite of Desforges’ mom, Arlene Desforges. Parents (names & home town) Education Current job/student status Name Parents (names & home town) Education Current job/student status Who is making the announcement? 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WILBRAHAM Page 12 • The Register •March 4, 2015 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. No Ifs, Ands or Butts About it. 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. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS IN PRINT Get Screened! MUNICIPAL MATTERS PRESS RELEASES LEGAL NOTICES MEETING NOTES & SCHEDULES MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH. SCHEDULE YOUR COLONOSCOPY. 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PHOTOS OF THE TOWNS AND EVENTS OF LUDLOW, INDIAN ORCHARD AND WILBRAHAM PEOPLE NEWS Marc Goldman, MD Gastroenterology 175 Carew Street, Suite 200, Springfield 413-734-8254 1 Moody Street, Ludlow 413-583-2274 SENIOR CENTER CALENDARS EVENTS AND TRIPS SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARIES BIRTH AND WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS MILITARY, RETIREMENT AND GRADUATION PRESS RELEASES BUSINESS EMPLOYEE PROMOTIONS SIGNIFICANT ANNIVERSARIES NON-PROFIT EVENTS Jan Wojcik, MD Colon & Rectal Surgery 175 Carew Street, Suite 110, Springfield 413-732-4269 MercyCares.com ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES TO LOCAL CONSUMERS REACH OVER 12,000 WEEKLY READERS A member of the Sisters of Providence Health System and Trinity Health. EDITORIAL ADVERTISING Paula Killough 413-283-3779 [email protected] Tracy Whitney 413-283-8393, ext. 243 [email protected] March 4, 2015 • Paradis named to dean’s list at 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. . Our advertisers make this publication possible. Let them know you saw their ad in the Ludlow Register The Register • Page 13 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. LOOKING TO REMODEL YOUR Kitchen • Bath • Basement Office • Mudroom • Home Theater Call us we do it ALL! 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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] Page 16 • The 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 • The Register • Page 17 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 Turley Publications offers two types of obituaries. One is a free, brief Death Notice listing the name of deceased, date of death and funeral date and place. The other is a Paid Obituary, costing $75, which allows families to publish extended death notice information of their own choice and may include a photograph. Death Notices & Paid Obituaries should be submitted through a funeral home to: [email protected] Exceptions will be made only when the family provides a death certiﬁcate and must be pre-paid. 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 HARVEST BIBLE CHAPEL Pastor Doug Gray Sunday 10:00 a.m. Ludlow High School, 500 Chapin St., Ludlow, MA www.harvestwesternmass.org Sympathy Floral Arrangements God Loves You Cemetery Memorials ✦ Markers Granite Benches Religious Statuary ✦ Outdoor Display Custom & Traditional Designs Randalls Farm & Greenhouse 631 Center Street, Ludlow 589-7071 ~ www.randallsfarm.net 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 MEMORIALS haluchsmemorials.com RAY HALUCH INC. 1014 Center St ❙ Ludlow, MA ❙ 583-6508 Page 18 • The Register •March 4, 2015 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. Page 20 • The Register •March 4, 2015 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. 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(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. 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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. Boarding, sales and leasing also available. Convenient location at Orion Farm in South Hadley. (413)532-9753 www.orionfarm.net Starting earnings potential to over $45K. Licensed Service Tech/Trainee Install and maintain customer propane storage systems and appliances. Driver’s license with HAZMAT endorsement required, Class B preferred. MA LP Gas Installer license or equivalent desired. Willing to train the right candidate with HVAC experience, a positive attitude and mechanical aptitude. Pre-employment physical, with substance abuse testing per DOT regulations. Starting earnings potential to over $45K. Excellent benefits package and discounts on propane and appliance purchases. Interested candidates, please apply in person at: 1 Blanchard St., Palmer, MA 01069 Reaching our online readers and homes in 50 local communities every week. ADVERTISER NEWS 23 Southwick Street Feeding Hills, MA 01030 (413) 786-7747 Fax: (413) 786-8457 ◗ THE BARRE GAZETTE 5 Exchange Street P. O. Box 448 Barre, MA 01005 (978) 355-4000 Fax: (978) 355-6274 ◗ QUABOAG CURRENT 80 Main Street Ware, MA 01082 (413) 967-3505 Fax: (413) 967-6009 ◗ THE CHICOPEE REGISTER (413) 592-3599 Fax: (413) 592-3568 ◗ COUNTRY JOURNAL ◗ THE REGISTER P.O. 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Wilbraham, MA 01095 (413) 682-0007 Fax: (413) 682-0013 ◗ THE TOWN COMMON 24 Water Street Palmer, MA 01069 (413) 283-8393 Fax: (413) 289-1977 best ar CLASSIFIEDS ound ◗ AGAWAM the Our publications Deadlines: The deadline for all print classified ads in the Quabbin and Suburban Zones is Friday at noon for publication the following week. The deadline for the Hill Towns Zone is Monday at noon. All online ads will be published for 7 days including the corresponding print editions. ◗ THE WARE RIVER NEWS 80 Main Street Ware, MA 01082 (413) 967-3505 Fax: (413) 967-6009 Find quick links to our newspaper web sites at www.turley.com – Many are also on www.turley.com Email: [email protected] ©Turley Publications, Inc, and MediaSpan. Powered by MediaSpan. EOE March 4, 2015 • ✦ Turley Publications’ Community Marketplace www.turley.com Help Wanted Real Estate Real Estate DRIVER, SCHOOL VAN for growing school transportation Company. 4-6 hours/day. Must be good w/children & have safe driving record. Earn $12.60+/hour. Call (413)599-1616 after 9:30 AM for application. Will train. EEO propane gas, nice lot close to Ware center. $189,900 LUDLOW- CONDO FOR sale. 2 beds, 2 baths 1,645 sq.ft. Great Meadow Crest Townhouse Condominium with Hardwood floors, white kitchen cabinetry, and spacious rooms with a covered back deck off the dining area for maximum sun exposure and peaceful enjoyment. Finished Family Room in basement, with attached 1 car garage. Close to Mass Pike and walking distance to Randall’s Farm! For more information or to view this condo call Chris Bloom 413-687-5743, Gallagher Real Estate. MAINTENANCE FOREMANGENERAL maintenance, grounds keeping, laborer wanted. Mechanical skills a plus. We are looking for an energetic, able bodied person to fill this full time position. Benefit package. Prefer to have someone that has a class D1 water license and a hoisting license. If interested in this position please send a resumé to: Pine Valley Plantation Coop., 281 Chauncey Walker St., OFC 30, Belchertown, MA 01007. PACKAGE STORE CLERK- P/T Register experience. Hours vary. Some weekend work required. 21+ only. Please call Carol, leave message (413)736-5664. Health Care WE ARE A local, growing Home Care Agency. We have immediate need for Certified Nurse Aides/Certified Home Health Aides for all hours, all shifts including weekends. We have work available in Agawam, Southwick, Westfield, and Holyoke. We are looking to hire part-time or full time. You must be certified, have reliable transportation, be able to commit to working every other weekend. We drug test and CORI check upon hire. We offer competitive pay and benefits. Please apply in person: Caring Solutions, LLC, 131 Elm Street, West Springfield, MA 01089 Register • Page 23 Classifieds Buzzin’ from Town to Town FOSTER CARE: YOU can help change someone’s life. Provide a safe home for children and teens who have been abused or neglected. Call Devereux Therapeutic Foster Care at 413734-2493. The Dorrinda O’Keefe-Shea Glenn Moulton Jill Stolgitis Mary Hicks Alan Varnum Bruce Martin Joe Chenevert Carolyn Bessette Michael McQueston 978-434-1990 413-967-5463 413-477-8780 508-612-4794 508-867-2727 508-523-0114 508-331-9031 518-618-7188 508-362-0533 Land For Sale LAND: 79 COMMERCIAL AND residential acres with views, timber and 1,050 ft of doubleaccessed frontage on Route 25 in Rumney, NH $296,000. (603)7263552 REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATES 967-7355 JILL A. GRAVEL, BROKER Mobile Homes CHICOPEE BLUEBIRD ACRES 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, floors, roof, shed, screened porch. Appliances. Family park $45,000. 413-593-9961 DASAP.MHVILLAGE.COM Call us today 967-7355 for a no cost no obligation market value of your home! 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LUDLOW- DUPLEX 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, gas heat, central AC. Appliances included. $1000.00/mo 1st, last, security. No Pets/ smoking. (413)583-4406 MONSON. 3 BEDROOM. Completely renovated, propane heat, lower than oil, $100 toward first fillup. NO PETS!!! $900/ mo. F/L/S (413)783-0192. Mr. Allen. PALMER 1BR - Quiet Secure Country Location. Locked Storage & Laundry in Basement. K/DR Combo - LR-Full Bath. Nice Layout. No Smoke/Pets. 1st/last/sec. $700.00. Breton Est. 413-283-6940 PALMER. LG. STUDIO. Laundry on premises, off-street parking, w/w carpeting, quiet, convenient location. (413)454-1201. Real Estate Call us toll free at 1-800-824-6548 For Rent PALMER 2 BR. $925/ mo. 1 mi to Pike. Beautifully renovated. Offstreet parking. Utilities not included. Available March 1. (413)427-2706. Evenings call: NICOLE FLAMAND JAVIER STUART LORI FISHER CLAUDIO SANTORO MERRIE BROWN KAYE BOOTHMAN JILL GRAVEL ✦ WARE FRESHLY PAINTED 2 bdrm, first floor, off-street parking, coin-op laundry. HAP subsidized. No pets. (413)323-8707 WARE- 2 TOWNHOUSE APTS.SPACIOUS, SUNNY 3 BR $800 & $850 plus utilities, w/d hook-up, storage. Also Beautiful 2 BR apt. $700. No smoking, no pets. Credit check/references (413)320-5784. WARE- LARGE 2 bedroom, 1st floor apt. All new kitchen, floors & 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 for lease in a Class A building in Agawam. Join Baystate, Mercy Medical and other quality tenants. Highly visible on Route 75 and easy access to Rte. 57 and I-91. For more information call Development Associates at 413at 789-3720 or visit us www.devassociates.com HAMPTON PONDS PLAZA (Rte 202) Westfield, offices 6,000 sf and retail store 6,500 sf, dock. A/C. Reasonable rent. (508)3587812. INDUSTRIAL ZONED. FOUR buildings available, 500 to 5,000 sq.ft. Breckenridge St., Palmer. Also entertain offers for sale 10 acres (413)231-3131. Vacation Rentals WARM WEATHER IS year round in Aruba. The water is safe, and the dining is fantastic. Walk out to the beach. 3-bedroom weeks available. Sleeps 8. $3500. Email: [email protected] for more information. Autos Wanted $$$ AUTOS WANTED TOP Dollar paid for your unwanted cars, trucks, vans, big and small, running or not. Call 413-534-5400. CASH FOR CARS: Any model or year. We pay Running or not. Sell your truck today. Free towing! offer: 1-800-871-0654. make, more! car or Instant 317 MEADOW STREET: 4,000 10,000 sq. ft. of industrial flex space available for lease. Features private offices, manufacturing warehousing workspace, as well as dock & drive-in access. Centrally located to serve the region with easy access to I-90, I-391 and I-291. For more information call Development Associates at 413us at 789-3720 or visit www.devassociates.com FILL OUT AND MAIL THIS MONEY MAKER TOOMEY-LOVETT 109 West St. Ware, MA 01082 or VISIT WWW.TURLEY.COM TO PLACE YOUR AD QUABBIN & SUBURBAN – FRIDAY AT NOON HILLTOWNS – MONDAY AT NOON DEADLINES: CATEGORY: www.Century21ToomeyLovett.com 1 2 3 4 Quabbin Village Hills 413-967-6326 800-486-2121 West Brookfield: 508-867-7064 5 6 7 8 Circulation: 50,500 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Base Price $26.00 24 Base Price $28.00 OUR INVENTORY HAS DWINDLED LIST NOW PROPER PRICING EQUALS FAST SALES Call us for an accurate FREE market analysis. 413-967-6326/800-486-2121 SPENCER: Warm and inviting ranch with many updates including new KT with custom cabinets, granite and stainless steel appliances, bathroom, roof, siding, vinyl fence and breezeway. $189,900 EAST BROOKFIELD: New Cape in High Rock Estates, 1st floor Master BR, Master BA glass shower & soaking tub, upscale KT/LR, laundry, half bath, hardwoods. 2nd floor 2 large BR, and BA. $339,900 NEW BRAINTREE: Country raised ranch on four plus acres, 3 bedroom, finished lower level, many updates, great fishing near by. $184,000 WEST BROOKFIELD: LOCATION! Country KT packed w/new cabinets, 3 BR, 1st fl laundry, remodeled BA, freshly painted throughout house, washer/dryer & appliances included. Roof, windows and furnace less than 10 years old. Sold as is. $119,900 HARDWICK: 2 units, 2 BR 1.5 BA, 1 car garage, on each side, 21 Base Price $26.50 22 Base Price $27.00 23 Base Price $27.50 25 Base Price $28.50 26 Base Price $29.00 27 Base Price $29.50 28 Base Price $30.00 29 Base Price $30.50 30 Base Price $31.00 31 Base Price $31.50 32 Base Price $32.00 33 Base Price $32.50 34 Base Price $33.00 35 Base Price $33.50 36 Base Price $34.00 37 Base Price $34.50 38 Base Price $35.00 39 Base Price $35.50 40 Base Price $36.00 Suburban Residential Circulation: 59,000 Hilltowns Circulation: 9,800 Buy the Quabbin Village Hills or the Suburban Residential ZONE for $26.00 for 20 words plus 50¢ for each additional word. Add $10 for a second Zone or add $15 to run in ALL THREE ZONES. 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Page 24 • The Register •March 4, 2015 Old Post Road Orchestra to host two free performances WARM UP WITH GENEROUS REBATES FROM COLUMBIA GAS Take advantage of the savings: • Heating equipment rebates up to $1,500* • Water heating equipment rebates up to $800* To learn more visit: Columbiagasma.com/GNrebates or call 1-800-232-0120 *Restrictions apply. Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion. THEY ALSO ADVERTISE Reach your local buyers by calling your community newspaper today! Your Ad Rep is Tracy Whitney 413-283-8393, x243 The Reg ster Local news. Local stories. Local advertisers. F 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.
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